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 email@example.com, for inclusion in the future FREE THINGS guide. So-lets dig in.
- FREE MOVIE DATE AFTERNOON PART 1: Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in “The African Queen” @ National Museum of American History
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.
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.
- MUSIC SHOWS FOR $5 AND UNDER THIS WEEK:
- FREE SLAVIC VACATION (ALMOST):
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.
- FUN NATURE DAY IN THE CITY:
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.
- HAPPY HOUR WE ARE FEELING THIS WEEK: Hanoi House
$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.
- FREE PEACE AND QUIET + FREE (VEGETARIAN) FOOD:
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 DCInfo@sos.org
- FREE COMEDY AND A LATE HAPPY HOUR:
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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