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We Berkeleyans enjoy having a high opinion of ourselves and our commitment to charity and social justice. And hey, it’s only snobbery if we’re phony about it, right? So we earn our bragging rights by doing things like attending the Berkeley Dance Marathon this Friday April 2 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. April 3 in the Pauley Ballroom.

It costs $15 to register and you can form your own team or go as an individual. Registration ends March 31 and it’s limited, so sign up as soon as you can. All the money raised goes to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS foundation; in the past four years, it’s raised $80,000. It promises to be “a night full of food, performances, activities, and prizes,” so register here.

The website promises a hypnotist, a dance-off, lots of performances, and free food from the likes of Cheeseboard and Yogurtland. As if that isn’t enough, the theme is the 90′s and it’s actually called “Kickin’ It Old Skool.”

Frankly, you had us at “skool.” We are so there.

Image source: Andrew Baron under Creative Commons
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