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By Teresa Huang

We're on Scoop #4 right now, and curious little me wants to know what you think of this here column. Do ya read it? Send your thoughts, questions, expressions of wonder to me at aseret@mit.edu. If you have a weekend entertainment tidbit for me, pass it on and I'll consider including it. Be warned, this isn't an event listing service, so unless your dog barking recital screams winner to me, no guarantees you'll see it here.

Poor man's supper. Eating out isn't always a good idea because it's tougher on your wallet than on your waist. Good thing there's the Pour House on 909 Boylston Street in Boston across from the Hynes Convention Center. Go on Saturday nights between 6 and 11 p.m. and get any burger on their menu for half price. That's the only reason anyone goes there on Saturday night, so the burgers are flowing out of their kitchen and the service is FAST. When you're hungry like a wolf but only have $5 to your name, the Pour House has a meal for you.

The early bird catches the best deals. Feel like punting your pre-Thanksgiving work? Punt with a purpose and start your Christmas shopping early. Filene's is having their biggest sale of the year this Friday and Saturday, so head to Downtown Crossing or the Cambridgeside Galleria this weekend with credit card in hand and get ready for steals and deals galore. Get up to 60 percent off almost everything in their store, including clothing, jewelry, appliances, luggage, and shoes. Women save an extra 33-50 percent off already reduced clothing. If you've been unsatisfied with your MIT-issue pillow, buy any pillow in their bedroom department and get a second one for only $1. These incredible prices are in effect both days from 8 a.m. to midnight. Who said the best sales were after Thanksgiving?

Move over, Mickey. The only reason Disney re-released The Little Mermaid last weekend was to battle Twentieth Century Fox, who releases its biggest animated feature film to date this weekend. Anastasia, featuring the voices of Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, and Kelsey Grammar, offers its own look at the legendary mystery surrounding the lost daughter of the Romanov family in Russia. The movie mimics Disney animated features (celebrity cast, musical numbers, Angela Lansbury), and if it succeeds, Disney can no longer make claims about their superior animation studios. Go Anastasia!

The only upscale playground for adults. Sometimes clubbing isn't as glamorous as it sounds. Clubs can get mighty smoky and so crowded that you end up doing more head bobbing than dancing. Plus, if you're under 21, you get stuck at high school nights. This weekend, walk right past all those clubs on Lansdowne Street and head into Jillian's Boston at 145 Ipswich Street for total fun without killing your eardrums. Play You Don't Know Jack while eating ribs at the Atlas Bar and Grill on the first floor, empty your tub of tokens on the virtual tank game in the enormous arcade on the second floor, or play eight ball on the third floor on one of their many, many billiard tables. Flash your Student Advantage Card and get your second hour of pool for free or get two tickets for the price of one for their virtual reality movie ride.