Free & Almost Free Things To Do This Week In DC
Brandon Wetherbee | Sep 3, 2013 | 10:30AM |

Here we focus exclusively on the cheapest YET most satisfying entertainment to be found around D.C. Every Monday 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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Friday 06/16
Geek Night Comedy @ DC Improv Lounge
Geek Night Comedy is a stand-up comedy show created and run by geeks, for geeks. It includes a unique hybrid of both standup and improv. In its 5-year history, the group has run successful shows at the Virginia Beach & Richmond Funny Bones, here at the D.C. Improv, the Orlando Improv, and Awesome Con, their partners in this year's event! Past shows have received news coverage from local TV stations, as well as print coverage in The Virginian-Pilot, Inside Business and Sirius-XM's wildly popular "Monsters in the Morning." Charity is important to the Geek's Night, and their productions have raised thousands for ALS-TDI, the leading research group in the fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), and will be doing so once again here at the DC Improv by giving away FREE passes to Awesome Con, along with other great items and collectables from local video game & comic book shops via our $1.00 raffle! A portion of door sales will also benefit this awesome non-profit.
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  • GENTLE REMINDER: 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.


 Now onto this week:


Outdoor movie season is almost over and it makes us very sad! There’s only one this week! One! That’s not enough! Luckily there are some quality choices inside, for free, at the National Gallery of Art.

  • Sunday, September 8th – When Harry Met Sally @ Lake Anne Plaza Summer Film Festival – If you’ve ever needed a reason to go to Reston, here it is. One of the best modern romantic comedies proves, once and for all, that true love conquers all. And that it’s totally acceptable for an OK looking guy to end up with an amazing looking Meg Ryan who happens to be 13-years his junior. It-Only-Took-Three-Months-Twelve-Years-and-Three-Months-when-harry-met-sally-23211606-500-278
  • PLUS: Keep an eye on our film section for ongoing MOVIE TICKET AND PREVIEW GIVEAWAYS. We do one or two a week on average.





  • Saturday, September 7th – The DC MEETMarket, an event that sounds like a cattle call for all singles that hear can hear the ringing of a dinner bell, is actually an excellent event that includes 40 local vendors selling their local wares, is dog friendly and features a performance by the local kids band Metal Panda. You should go just because there’s a kids band with the name Metal Panda.
  • Check our agenda for a plethora of art exhibitions open throughout the month!



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