Here we focus exclusively on the cheapest YET most satisfying entertainment to be found around DC. Every week we highlight free and almost free activities, a choice happy hour or two, food specials and hot tips for budget survival. PLEASE POST YOUR FREE EVENTS (FOR FREE!) ON OUR AGENDA PAGE or send us FREE TIPS to [email protected] for inclusion in the future FREE THINGS guide. So, time to plan the week!
Outdoor movie season is beginning. That’s means there’ll be no end to the free movies showing throughout the city and into the burbs. Be sure to consult your outdoor movie guide, my friend, if this is your bag
- Tuesday, June 16 – Whiplash plays at Adams Morgan. J.K. Simmons is awesome in this film. And scary. But awesome. And it’s not supposed to rain.
- Wednesday, June 17 – Flashdance will show at the NoMa Summer Screen, as a part of their dance movie theme. Remember to bring your own chair, because sitting on asphalt is no bueno.
- Thursday, June 18 – The Princess Bride plays at Capitol Riverfront Outside Movies at sundown. Want to watch a movie and cool down by a body of water? As you wish.
- Friday, June 19 – Happy Gilmore will show in Rosslyn at the Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival, starting at dusk.
- Friday, June 19 – Space Jam plays at the Union Market Drive In. Come on and slam (and welcome to the jam).
- Saturday, June 20 – A League of Their Own plays at the Dupont Festival at 8:30.
- Saturday, June 20 – Super underrated Disney film Anastasia plays at Cinema Del Rey, in Alexandria. Bring the kids!
- Saturday, June 20 – Sideways, a film about a wine enthusiast, plays at the Wine Bin in Ellicott City. Seems fitting.
- Tuesday, June 16 – Third Eye Blind will play a free acoustic show at Baltimore’s record store The Sound Garden. Third Eye Blind. 2015.
- Tuesday, June 16 – John Dee Graham, singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas, performs at Hill Country at 8:30.
- Wednesday, June 17 – Crazy discordant synth duo Pattern is Movement play at Black Cat as a part of their farewell tour with locals Stronger Sex.
- Thursday, June 18 – Banding Together 2015 will present a benefit show, with proceeds going to Gifts for the Homeless.
- Thursday, June 18 – Momcat, Luke Thornley, and DC locals Rom play at Hill & Dale Records in Georgetown.
- Thursday, June 18 – Catscan! plays at Wonderland Ballroom along with Glitterlust, the People, and Calm & Crisis.
- Thursday, June 18 – Chris Milner’s Specific Ignorance is live at Bier Baron, with lots of comedy and free drinks, featuring comedians Jason Weems, David Tveite, and Martin Amini.
- Friday, June 19 – Locals Paperhaus will play some brand new songs at the French Embassy for free.
- Friday, June 19 – Romane and Lettuce will host its second dad comedy show at the Wonderland Ballroom, with some music on the side.
- Friday, June 19 – If you’re feeling smart (s-m-r-t), try to prove it at Black Cat’s Music Trivia Night, titled “What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You,” hosted by members of Coup Sauvage & the Snips. Fabulous prizes galore.
- Sunday, June 21 – If the weekend has filled you with #teenangst, you can unwind with DC9’s “Throwing Back Sunday,” a rooftop party featuring the ‘best’ throwbacks in pop punk.
- Wednesday, June 17 – California Tortilla is celebrating California Avocado Month (which is a thing) with free chips and guac with purchase.
- Friday, June 19 – I know you want to enjoy some snacks while listening to some jazz, so make sure to head out to The Shops at Wisconsin Place for free food and music by the Christopher Linman Jazz Experience.
- Wednesday, June 17 – There’s poetry, storytelling, art, music and mead samples at Little Salon 11, as a part of the ongoing salon at Sweet Magnolia Farms. Plus there’s a bonfire. Sounds like heaven.
- Wednesday, June 17 – Prologue DC hosts a presentation demonstrating Mapping Segregation in Washington DC from 1900 to 1950 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
- Thursday, June 18 – Fat and Greasy Citizen’s Brigade will perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Grace Episcopal Church from Thursday to Saturday.
- Saturday, June 20 – Red Bull hosts the BC One Washington DC Cypher, a B-Boy competition to find the best breakers in the DMV area. I expect a lot of people spinning on their heads.
- Sunday, June 21 – Join the Alliance Française de Washington DC for Fête de la Musique, a French-American music festival lasting all day in Dupont Circle.
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