The annual fundraiser Top Hat and Tails is on Saturday night, and if you’re not familiar with it, it’s a party with a fun twist. Local celebs are paired up with Arthur Murray dancers for a Dancing With the Stars-type competition. Proceeds benefit Paws in the City. I’m rooting for former NBC 5 morning show host Brendan Higgins, who will be dancing to a song by Justin Timberlake. Yes, that is worth the price of admission. Also worth the price: the costumes some of the dancers will be wearing. Organizers tell us some of them will come from actual celebs who danced on Dancing with the Stars. Contestant Kim Fischer (a reporter for NBC-5) will be wearing something Jennie Garth wore on the show, for example. Pretty cool.
It’s World Cup Time. Get excited! And get to a bar to watch the game. The U.S. plays England on Saturday at 1:30 pm. But please arrive early. Those soccer fans are intense, and they like to stake out their spots as soon as the bar opens. Or, if you’d care to watch it on the big big screen, the Angelika is showing the game. And yes, they are setting up bars inside so fans can get their drink on properly.