When I was in college, Thursday became the new Friday--- a trend that I observe to this day. So my weekend really starts tonight and aside from some pesky Friday work and my weekly report, I am sticking with that. So if you want to have the kind of great weekend I am looking at (C’mon, it’s still summer!) I suggest you copy me and do the following.

TONIGHT: Celebrity Shake-Up 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Morton’s The Steakhouse 5050 Town Center Circle Boca Raton $25 Advanced Ticket Purchase—Includes 2 Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres Benefits Best Foot Forward Added benefit: I will be a bartender Register at http://tinyurl.com/5t4ures

FRIDAY NIGHT: 2011 Boca’s Ballroom Battle 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Boca Raton Resort & Club 501 E. Camino Real Boca Raton $150, members; $200 non-members Call 561/347-67 for tickets (only a few left!) Benefits George Snow Scholarship Fund Added benefit: The whole town is there, and Tim Snow may bust a move

SATURDAY NIGHT The Collaborative Classical Explosion series, featuring Schubert’s Recital for violin and piano, and Brahms’ Piano Quartet in C Minor and Mahler’s Piano Quartet in A Minor. 8 p.m. Arts Garage 180 N.E. 1st St. Delray Beach $25 reserved at a table $20 general admission Tickets at the door: $25 general admission B.Y.O.W. Bring your own whatever to the concert! Visit artsgarage.eventbrite.com Benefits: The Collaborative Added benefit: Everyone will think you are very cultured, sensitive and smarter than you are