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Here we focus exclusively on the cheapest YET most satisfying entertainment to be found around DC. Every Monday – we  highlight 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 protected], for inclusion in the future FREE THINGS guide.  So-lets dig in.



  • GENTLE REMINDER:  you should consider joining the new-and-improved BYT VIP program, called VIPERS (yes!) which is all about making your life better with awesome things like: Paid reserves at select (already) sold-out shows, hugs-heavy bus trips to where-the-hell-is-that venues like Merriweather Post Pavilion, pre-release MP3s and promo CD downloads, members-only ticket giveaways and discounts, priority line-jumping at BYT events, tons of loot we get from labels and PR people that we don’t know what to do with, exclusive pre-pre-pre-sales, monthly secret happy hours where you can huddle amongst the rest of the VIPER elite + pick up extra schwag, super sweet Vipers-only pow wows with some of your favorite musicians, artists and  local celebs…. and, well, anything else we can think of. SO-SIGN UP.


  •  NOW, onto this week:


Now that the outdoor movie season is here and in full swing, you’re spoiled for choice (providing the rain stays away)





  • Sunday, June 9th – The Bullet @ Freer Sackler – Here is the synopsis: In this moody mystery, set in the 1920s, a munitions factory worker accused of stealing a box of bullets dies in a game of Russian roulette that was rigged by her corrupt boss. Soon afterward, a murder occurs at the factory and the bullet mysteriously disappears from the scene. The workers believe their dead colleague’s ghost is seeking revenge, and the police hire obsessive investigator Donglu (Lau Ching-wan) and his sharpshooting partner Guo Zhi (Nicholas Tse) to solve the case.




  • Monday, June 3rd – Industry Night @ Graffiato – The first Monday of each month, Graffiato is turning over the stoves to chef friends and mixologists to help co-host industry night. From 10pm to 1am, guest chefs will serve complimentary late night snacks at the first floor pizza bar, and the bar will offer drink specials, including some libations from guest mixologists. This month the guests are: Jamie Bissonnette Chef/partner Toro, Coppa, and Toro NYC, Chris Ford, Executive Pastry Chef, Wit & Wisdom, PABU and LAMILL Coffee, Jonah Kim, Executive Chef, PABU and Tiffany Soto, Beverage Manager and Master Sake Sommelier, Four Seasons Hotel, Baltimore






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  • Tuesday, June 4th – $2 Tuesdays @ Nationals Park – see them play the Mets for the price of a pack of gum. Beers are still $8 though. (via Washington On the Cheap)
  • Every Tuesday – Pilates in the Park – Free Pilates classes in Farragut Square Park, 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday now through June 25. Bring your own mat! Instruction will be provided by certified teachers from Yoga District.


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