Free & Almost Free Things To Do This Week In DC
svetlana | Mar 11, 2013 | 11:00AM |

Good Monday Morning everyone! New Column! Focusing exclusively on the cheapest YET most satisfying entertainment to be found around DC. Every Monday from now on – we’ll be highlighting free and almost free activities, a choice happy hour or two, food specials, and hot tips for budget survival. ALSO-PLEASE POST YOUR FREE EVENTS (FOR FREE!) ON OUR AGENDA PAGE or send us FREE TIPS to, for inclusion in the future FREE THINGS guide.  So-lets dig in.


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Saturday 10/29
The Bentzen Ball Presents: Last Podcast On The Left @ DC Improv
$16.66 BYT brings you: Last Podcast on the Left Halloween Bentzen Ball Edition! Presented by Heineken Last Podcast on the Left is a comedy podcast that covers all the horrors our world has to offer both imagined and real, from demons and aliens to cults and serial killers. Each week, three comedians investigate spooky and violent events in history using gallows humor and detailed research and prove that the true crime community isn't just for "doctors" with "expertise" in their "field." The Last Podcast is guaranteed to satisfy your blood lust and make you laugh at things you will probably feel guilty about later. Hosted by: Marcus Parks (Cave Comedy Radio, The Onion) Ben Kissel (TruTV, VH1, Red Eye on FOX NEWS) Henry Zebrowski (Heroes Reborn, Wolf of Wall Street, Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell) Recommended for Mature Audiences ~~CROOSH DEETS~~ Saturday, Oct 29th, 2016 Afternoon Show! 2:30pm Doors / 3:30pm Show DC Improv Comedy Club 1140 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 $16.66 tickets on sale now! This is an 18+ event. ~~~~ Thanks to our sponsor: ~~~ More Bentzen Ball shows available at: Stay informed:
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Saturday, March 16th, 1pm. Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn go on location with Oscar-winning director John Huston in the African countries of Kenya, Uganda and the Republic of Congo, and in London to film a timeless jungle adventure based on C.S. Forester’s novel of the same name set in World War I Africa. Tony Huston will be on hand for the discussion afterwards. Part of the Environmental Film Festival.

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Saturday, March 16th, 2pm. A two part celebration of Marseille, featuring gorgeous young French people, open-air cinematography reminiscent of the French new wave and more. Make a day out of it: check out the Pre-Raphaellites show as well as Fakin’ It in the gallery itself.

This week, Monday + Tuesday – see ARGO, SKYFALL and LINCOLN on the big screen for less money than it would cost you to rent them on-demand.



Thursday-BLUE IS THE FREQUENCY @ The Brixton (FREE); Thursday – Bumper Jacksons @ Acre 121 (FREE); Saturday-Mobius Strip @ St. Stephens’ Church ($5, but for a good cause too);


Saturday, March 16th- start things off with checking out SLAVIC SOUL PARTY’S show for FREE at 6pm @ The Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center, and finish off with the FREE Ottomania dance party @ Zeba (featuring Black Massala live, to boot).

Thursday, March 16th, 6-8:30pm at The Dunes.  Aztec Chocolate Chess Pie, Nectarine, Mascarpone & Gingersnap Tart, and a Bourbon Bacon Pecan Pie are just some of the pies included in the sampling you’d get for a $7 bargain donation at the door. Plus a DJ, those adorable Runcible Spoon girls around and more.



Just a gentle reminder than both the National Zoo AND the US Botanic Garden are completely free to attend. Feel like splurging: check out the gorgeous Butterfly Pavillion at the Natural History Museum for $6 to round the day out.

$5Banh Mi, $5 featured beer, $5 featured cocktail – 5-7pm, with $20 scorpion bowls to share. This means that for under $20 a person you can be full, happy and slightly wasted in no time. Super flattering hang-out lighting included.


Meditation Satsang – silent meditation followed a spiritual program and  vegetarian meal – every Sunday except the 1st Sunday of the month . 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Begins with a silent meditation 3:00pm – 4:00pm. Program and dinner 4:00pm – 6:00pm. 276 Carroll Street, Takoma Park. If you have questions, feel free to conctact Karin 301.649.7670 or David 202.258.507 or email


Thursday, March 14th – Hilarious Happy Hour (which is the name of the show, literally) @ Tabaq, starts at 8pm

Our quick scan of the FREE STUFF Clist section yesterday involved: a free 60″ basement TV (?), free dirt, some CD/DVD binders (cause that’s still a thing), a broken keypad microwave, some boxes in Annandale, a free Queen Bed Frame in Adelphi, and a framed print with a boat theme that you can probably hang above your new free basement TV.


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