If you have $5
It’s official – The new baby panda has been named Tai Shan, or “peaceful mountain.” Even though the little guy will not officially debut until December, the zoo is hosting a talk at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday to discuss care for young “butterstick,” as he was previously nicknamed. Though Tai Shan won’t make an appearance, the Panda celebration will likely include footage from the 24-hour panda cam.
If you have $10
Really, these monetary designations mean nothing this week. It’s parents weekend! Get your mom and dad to pay for everything! And if they drove down, get them to take you and your friends to Markoff’s Haunted Forest in Dickerson, Md., for some pre-Halloween scares. Voted the fourth scariest haunted attraction in America by AOL, the forest will leave you screaming worse than those kids from the “Blair Witch Project.”
If you have $20
Big burly men. With guitars. In intimidating Mexican wrestling masks. Playing surf rock? That’s right – Los Straitjackets is a band that defies all expectations. Don’t be scared of the masks – the music is quite upbeat. The band will play at Iota on Sunday at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $16.