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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! 

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  • Tuesday, September 15Intersections @ 5, The Phillips Collection’s fifth anniversary of its exhibit of contemporary art from artists around the world, is free on weekdays.
  • Wednesday, September 16 – The Montgomery County Library is hosting a free Gentle Morning Flow Yoga session for yogis and non-yogis alike.
  • Wednesday, September 16 – Local favorite bookstore Kramersbooks & Afterwords Café is hosting Ellen Urbani, author of Landfall at 6:30 p.m. Get some wine and listen to an author. Maybe cry a little.
  •  Thursday, September 17 – The Freer and Sackler Galleries are opening the window shutters of Whister’s Peacock Room. What will ensue is Whistler’s work being seen in a new light (literally) – ah, art.
  • Thursday, September 17 – Cynthia Connolly, author of Banned in DC, leads a downtown walking tour of the D.C. Punk.
  • Friday, September 18The World We Want Wall makes it’s way to D.C. Perfect if you like art installations and optimism.
  • Friday, September 18 – Cocktails and modern art make for stimulating conversation, don’t you think? Happy Hour at the Hirshorn will bring out the inner art critic in all of us.
  • Saturday, September 19 – In case you missed Snallygaster last weekend, Das Bier Bash Beer Festival is happening this weekend. But if you’re doing back to back beer festival weekends we definitely aren’t judging.
  • Saturday, September 19 – Are you a consumer whore? Shop your favorite D.C. style bloggers closets at Reddz Trading in Georgetown. Guest of a Guest is presenting so you know it’s probably going to be a good time.
  • Saturday, September 19 – Graphic novel and comic enthusiasts rejoice – the Small Press Expo is coming to Bethesda. Tons of inspiring artists will be there and the money you spend will go towards charity and supporting independent comics.
  • Saturday, September 19 – Head to U Street’s Penthouse Pool Club for the Rooftop Body Art Series. Featuring local artist Davina Louise, black light body paint, hula hooping, and most importantly – cocktails.


That’s all, remember – 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. Feel free to leave us your suggestions in the comments. Sharing is the new caring.