Best Bets- HOLLAween

Why “HOLLAween”? Unfortunately it’s not actually Halloween, but Honey Boo Boo agrees that any time is an appropriate time to celebrate. So you should be stoked because you now have TWO weekends to party. Come on, Hoyas! Party like Honey Boo Boo when she is on her Go-Go juice!

You may be saying to yourself “It’s not Halloween yet.” False. Honey Boo Boo declared it to be HOLLAween. So with this declaration, sanction is now provided for every fairy-winged and tutu-ed girl you will see stumbling home tomorrow night.

What to do for HOLLAween?

Friday:  HOLLAween Laser Tag and The Cabin In The Woods

>Friday, Oct. 26 | 10pm to 1am Copley Lawn. Do you like shooting things with lasers, dressing in questionable outfits while shooting said things, wearing a mask while shooting things in said questionable outfit,  and carving random vegetables while doing all of the above?

Then you’re in luck! Go to Copley Lawn this Friday and you will be welcomed by your comrades who share your affinity for strange clothes, masks, guns, and carving.

Side Note: They have s’mores. S’MORES, I tell you. So, seriously…go!

>Friday, Oct. 26; ICC Auditorium| The Cabin In The Woods. 8pm and 11pm.

“Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. (Ooo, scandy.) Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.”

That plot pretty much sums up my life,* but it’s definitely worth your time. Bring some popcorn, a friend, and a blanket! It’ll make you holla for a dolla.

Saturday: Rocky Horror Picture Show

>Saturday, Oct. 27; E Street Theater | 11pm-2am.

“A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.”

Dress up (or down), throw popcorn, hoot and HOLLA! Rocky Horror is the epitome of the HOLLAween experience. Tickets are $5. If you are a virgin to the Rocky Horror Show experience check out this website so you’ll fit in like the old timers…

“GPB is providing discounted tickets and transportation to the Rock Horror Picture Show. Bus leaving at 11pm and arriving at the theater at 11:30pm. Show begins at 12am and will end at 1:45am. Bus will return by 2am. For tickets stop by the GPB Office in Leavey 426!”

You do NOT want to miss this. It’ll be the single greatest thing you will ever do*…besides religiously reading the Hoya Blog. (shameless Hoya promo)

Sunday: Boo At The Zoo

If you’re not preoccupied with beating the walk-of-shame-traffic-jam, you should totally go check out the zoo this Sunday!

For the Hoyas who prefer to have a tame HOLLAween, this is the perfect opportunity! Go with a group of friends or maybe even a date! HOLLA!

Candy, costumes, and cuddly animals…what else can be so fulfilling? The answer is nothing. That’s right, no thing is more fulfilling than your experience at the zoo this coming Sunday. SO, unless you want to be unfulfilled for the rest of your adult life…go to the zoo.*

Happy HOLLAween, Hoyas! Party hardy, party smarty! You don’t want to look like this on Monday…

Or if you do, be sure to keep it classy like Honey Boo Boo. Her special juice did help her win…obviously.


The City Beyond the Tournament: Explore Columbus

Now that our beloved Hoyas know where they’re headed for March Madness, it’s time for the most rabid of basketball fans to make their way to Columbus in time for Friday afternoon’s game against Belmont. While most of us will remain in D.C. (though we’ll glue ourselves to the television come 3:10 Friday), some may choose to indulge in Hoya Blue’s bus trip to Columbus or book an individual trip to Ohio’s state capital. But what do you do when 40 minutes of basketball is over? 4E — despite the fact that we’ve never actually been there — is here to help with some of the best things to do in Columbus this weekend (besides watch the Hoyas at Nationwide Arena).

It promises to be a beautiful weekend, with highs in the 70’s, so get outside. Enjoy the best zoo in the country — the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (4850 W. Powell Rd. in Powell, just outside Columbus) — complete with 7,000 animals, a water park, amusement park and golf resort. Why is the zoo here so great? It’s directed by TV personality Jack Hanna. If you can’t make it all the way out to the zoo, try the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (1777 E. Broad St.)

Columbus is home to Ohio’s best ice cream cone — at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream (various locations, but the original is at 59 Spruce St. near the Nationwide Arena). Jeni’s ice cream is so good that it’s regularly profiled by news outlets like The New York Times and food magazines like Food and Wine Magazine. A quick Google search of Jeni’s revealed that her salted caramel ice cream seems to be the most popular.

Check out historical Columbus at German Village, one of the city’s first neighborhoods first settled by German immigrants in the decade after the city’s founding. German Village — just south of Downtown — used to be one of the city’s worst neighborhoods, but has since been revitalized to the city’s trendiest. Local restaurants, bars and breweries line 3rd St. and High St. in German Village.

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