Best Bets: Perks of a Long Weekend

It’s been a rough week. Some of you are probably still hung over from Homecoming while others are sleep deprived after a week filled with exams.  So this is truly the perfect time for a three-day weekend. Even though we know that most of you will be trying to catch up on all that lost sleep, try to take advantage of some exciting events in the Capital this weekend. Friday: “Perks of Being a Wallflower,” featuring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, comes out today, and it may be worth it to cough up the $12 to see this movie in theatres. With a large popcorn and a box of Milk Duds, I can’t think of a better way to spend my Friday afternoon. We’ll see if the movie actually lives up to the hype and anticipation. Saturday: The Georgetown Program Board has put together a great event to take a limited number of students to the Virginia State Fair this Saturday night. It costs only $10 for admission to the fair, a wristband for unlimited rides, and roundtrip transportation. Students will leave campus at 4p.m. and return by 11p.m. There are only four spots left so make sure to go to the GPB office (Leavey 426) to sign up! Sunday: It’s already October and that means that the countdown till Halloween has begun. If you’re like me, you’ve already had your costume chosen for months. However, if you need a little inspiration, make the day trip to Six Flags in Maryland to enjoy the spooky attractions and shows of Fright Fest. Tickets start at just $34.99. Monday: Christopher Columbus got us out of a day of school so we may as well honor all that he accomplished. Show your appreciation and attend the annual ceremony at the Columbus Memorial Statue located at Union Station. During the ceremony, wreaths are laid at the base of his statue by the Embassies of Italy and Spain as well as by the general public. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Photo: Smithsonian Magazine

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