Remix Your Weekend: Ballroom dancing and benefit concerts

Breaking the Bubble

Hugh Cornwell at Black Cat Backstage: Cornwell, the vocalist and guitars for British punk band The Stranglers, performs tonight with local post-punk band Dot Dash. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $15.

PEN/Malamud Award: Honoring the work of George Saunders: For those lit nerds out there, there will be a presentation of the 2013 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story to George Saunders at the Folger Elizabethan Theatre on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saunders, who has been named one of Time’s most influential people in the world, will read from one of his bestselling works, and a book signing and reception will follow. Tickets are $15.

On-Campus

Masquerade Ball: Join the Georgetown University Ballroom Dance Team in Copley Formal Lounge this Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. to see if you really got the moves like Jagger. Tickets will be available at the door: $15 for a single ticket and $20 for a couple as well as masks at varying prices depending on design. For those eager to brush up on their ballroom basics, GUBDT will be hosting a complimentary one hour dance lesson right before the event from 7-8 p.m.

Improv Show: Come to Bulldog Alley at the Leavey Center at 9 p.m. Friday night for a some unscripted, improvised comedy. Hosted by the Georgetown Improv Association, tickets are only $4 for students, faculty, and staff.

Joyful Noise A Benefit Concert for the PhilippinesSaturday, help WGBT and Hoyas for the Philippines aid the victims of Typhoon Haiyan by attending this concert in Bulldog Alley on Saturday from 8-10:30 p.m. It will feature numerous performers from the Georgetown community, and all proceeds collected from the event will be directly donated to the Philippine Red Cross. A $7 donation is requested at the door.

Photo: Haydn via Flickr

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