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!
Now onto this week:
- Every Monday in October – Dodge City will hold a Halloween Movie Monday every Monday this October with no cover. Each night will begin with an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? followed by a cheesy Halloween movie. Free candy, too.
- Friday, October 24th– The National Gallery of Art’s film series, Viewing China, continues in the American University Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theatre. The movie starts at 7pm.
- Saturday October 25th– The National Gallery of Art presents Bumming in Beijing followed by Piano Dream in the National Gallery West Building lecture hall. Show starts at 2pm.
- Saturday, October 25th– Halloween (1978) Outdoor Screening. Be part of the first audience to watch the digitally remastered version of Halloween (1978 version). Show starts at 7pm.
- Sunday, October 26th– The National Gallery of Art presents SunMingJing Shorts followed by a Great Master Recaptured in the National Gallery West Building lecture hall. The show starts at 4pm.
- Tuesday, October 21st– Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank at Hill Country Live. And yes– there is just as much banjo as their name implies, but it’s actually kind of good. Doors at 8:30 pm.
- Tuesday, October 21st– Stand-up Variety Show at Nick’s Riverside Grill. Doors at 6pm. Show starts at 9pm.
- Tuesday, October 21st – Trivia night at Denizens Brewing Co. — now featuring a downstairs taproom!
- Wednesday, October 22 – You, Me, Them, Everybody Live! returns to the Wonderland Ballroom with Brandon Wetherbee, Matt Cohen, Marissa Long, Laura Danger Meagher, Jonny Grave, Katie McD, Jenn Tisdale and Natalie McGill.
- Wednesday, October 22 – See Pree for free! She’ll be at the Kennedy Center doing that beautiful singing thing that she does very well.
- Thursday, October 23rd– Come see The Jayhawks, Live in concert at the Mansion on O Street. Tickets are $15. Show starts at 6pm.
- Thursday, October 23rd– NOMA Pumpkin Carving Party– Carve a free pumpkin at the NOMA pumpkin patch. Starts at 4pm.
- Friday, October 24th– U Street Jazz Jam at Bohemian Caverns. Bring your Jazz talents or come by and enjoy the music. Show starts at 11:30pm.
- Friday, October 24th – Go Gay DC is hosting a social before the HRC National Dinner at Marrakesh in Dupont.
- Friday, October 24th – Queer Latin dance parties? Count me in. Maracuyeah Superfiesta will be at Judy’s Restaurant.
- Friday, October 24th– Take Cover Band at Acre 121. Come out and hear some hits from the 70s. Show starts at 10:00pm.
- Saturday, October 25th– 19th Street Band at Acre 121. Come listen to an eclectic mix of both modern and classic tunes. Show starts at 10pm.
- Wednesday, October 22nd- Happy Hour Cubed at Lounge of Three is a HAPPY HOUR DEDICATED TO ICE CUBE. More things should be dedicated to Ice Cube. Featuring drink and food specials from 5-9pm.
- Friday, October 24th – FREE CHAMPAGNE TASTING AT PAUL’S WINES AND SPIRITS. HAPPY CHAMPAGNE DAY INDEED.
- Saturday, October 25th– Harvest Festival at the National Geographic Museum. Celebrate all things food related at DC’s official food day celebration and part of National Geographic’s Food: Our Global Kitchen exhibition. Ride a smoothie bike. It’s how we’ll all travel in the future. Starts at 10am.
- Tuesday, October 21st– Take an OM break with Yoga at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Free one-hour class beginning at 12:30. Email [email protected] to register.
- Tuesday, October 21st– Talk and Book signing: DesignPOP at the National Building Museum. Come see Lisa S. Roberts, high-design promoter and connoisseur, present her new book designPOP (Rizzoli, 2014), featuring game-changing international products designed since the year 2000. Included during the talk is a special screening of her TV series, My Design Life. A book signing follows the talk. This event starts at 12:00pm.
- Saturday, October 25 – The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists will be singing opera at the shops at Wisconsin to the sounds of you eating P.F. Chang’s.
- Sunday, October 26 – American University is hosting a staged reading of Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, the sequel to The Rez Sisters, as part of their “No Boundaries” Theatre Series.
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