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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. 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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My birthday is today, so please drink all of the booze in my honor… and if anyone wants to buy me a drink/food, please let me know.

Now onto this week:


    • Monday, June 9th – DCJCC presents Mike Myers documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon. Sounds cool to me.
    • Tuesday, June 10th – Want something a little darker? Perhaps more romantic? Check out In the Mood for Love, a part of the Cinema Nocturnes, at Freer Meyer Auditorium.
    • Tuesday, June 10th – For a measly $5 you can catch the movie Camille Redouble at the Embassy of France. Impress your friends with your french cinema knowledge!
    • Wednesday, June 11th – If you love musicals head to the Summer Sing-A-Long series at the MLK Jr. Memorial Library. This weeks movie is The Little Mermaid.
    • Wednesday, June 11th – Or check out NoMa summer screen! This week catch Midnight in Paris.
    • Friday, June 13th – There are so many film festivals going on, like the Rosslyn Summer Festival! This weeks movie is Horrible Bosses, which is a terrible movie, but at least it has Kevin Spacey.
    • Friday, June 13th – Or watch American President at Farragut Square Park.








  • Monday, June 9th – Check out the wacky exhibit “Anything Sacred” by Amy Boone McCreesh and Sarah Knobel at the Hamiltonian Gallery.
  • Thursday, June 12th – MLK Jr. Memorial Library has their Read it First book club. This weeks book/movie is Brokeback Mountain.
  • Friday, June 13th – Watch the Revision Dance Company perform at the Arts Walk on Monroe Street Market.



  • Tuesday, June 10th – La Tagliatelle has Bar Bocce! Drinking while playing bocce ball? Sounds like a match made in heaven.
  • Tuesday, June 10th – Or check out bocce ball in Columbia Heights! It’s the cities largest bocce ball division and they party at the Wonderland Ballroom after games.
  • Tuesday, June 10th – Rather do yoga? Check out the free classes on the Metropolitan Branch Trail.
  • Tuesday, June 10th – Need more bocce ball? Try GLO BOCCE!
  • Thursday, June 12th – MORE BOCCE? Head to Dupont! (I think this city has a bocce problem)

Feel free to leave us your suggestions in the comments. Sharing is the new caring.