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, August 4 – The Princess and the Frog will be playing at Sursum Corda for a family-friendly night out.
- Tuesday, August 4 – To get the shit scared out of you, The Exorcist will be playing at the Georgetown waterfront. What a fitting place considering the famous exorcism stairs are not too far away.
- Wednesday, August 5 – Big Hero 6 will be playing at Town Green for another family-friendly option.
- Wednesday, August 5 – Go see Stomp the Yard at NoMa and remember that this was Chris Brown’s peak.
- Thursday, August 6 – Because we can never get away from this movie, Pitch Perfect will be showing at the Capitol Riverfront.
- Friday, August 7 – Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery will be at the Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival. Yeah baby!
- Saturday, August 8 – The Wine Bin presents A Good Year in Ellicott City.
- Saturday, August 8 – For an exciting turn of events, Stonebridge Potomac Town Center will have a double feature of Annie! The 1982 and 2014 Annie will be showing, even though nothing can ever beat the original.
- Tuesday, August 4 – Check out the live concert series at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza with Virginia-based group Sub-Radio Standard.
- Wednesday, August 5 – Gypsy Sally’s presents Deer Run Drifters at the Vinyl Lounge. Beer and live alt-country music!
- Wednesday, August 5 – the lowercase will have NPR commentator Marion Winik as their featured reader.
- Thursday, August 6 – Head over to Rockville Town Square for a live concert from The Hummingbyrds.
- Thursday, August 6 – The Smithsonian’s Luce Foundation Center’s Luce Unplugged monthly concert series will feature band Fellow Creatures after an art talk about a piece from Howard Finster’s “Vision of a Great Gulf on Planet Hell.”
- Thursday, August 6 – Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge will feature the folk duo Planes on Paper.
- Friday, August 7 – You, Me, Them, Everybody’s live talk show will be at The Wonderland Ballroom.
- Saturday, August 8 – Head out to Baltimore for the day for Weber’s Farm Peach Festival. Food vendors, outdoor activities, and fresh peaches, what could be more summery?
- Sunday, August 9 – Music junkies and hipsters alike, The DC Record Fair is back for its 6th year at Penn Social. Over 40 vinyl vendors from around the east coast will be there!
- Tuesday, August 4 – Taste One Eight Distilling’s Untitled No. 2 tonight at Boundary Stone from 6-8pm. Although free, reservations are required.
- Wednesday, August 5 – Stop by for the lunchtime gallery talk at National Museum of Women in the Arts discussing the ceramic works of Daisy Makeig-Jones.
- Thursday, August 6 – Join the Phillips Collection’s 5th annual Food Truck Fiesta at Hillyer Art Space. The event will feature a sneak peek of the August exhibitions as well as live music from our very own Connor McInerney!
- Thursday, August 6 – For the 100th anniversary of The Great War, The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage is hosting Remembrance, a show that brings to life poetry, letters, and music from WWI.
- Friday, August 7 – The opening reception of photographer Eli Reed’s Part 2: “A Long Walk Home” will be at Leica Store DC.
- Friday, August 7 – The opening reception for “Hiding in Plain Sight” an Arlington Arts Alliance juried show at Gallery Underground.
- Sunday, August 9 – DC Beer Week kicks off today with their first event Brewers on the Block at Suburbia. Drink responsibly!
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