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:
- Tuesday, November 4th – The Natural History Museum will be screening Ringtone, a documentary about the connections that cell phones make and break through the lens of one aboriginal community in Australia. A discussion with director Jennifer Deger follows.
- Thursday, November 6th- The American Art Museum will be screening “Service,” an episode of PBS’s Craft in America about the importance of art in the lives of veterans.
- Friday, November 7th – The American Indian Museum is presenting Who We Are, a 13-minute presentation on Native life and communities.
- Friday, November 7th- The world premiere of Xu Tong’s documentary about traveling poet Er Housheng, Cut Out The Eyes will be at Freer Sackler.
- Friday, November 7th – As part of the National Gallery of Art’s spotlight on Václav Havel, they will be screening The Uninvited Guest and Every Young Man at the Forman Theatre at American University.
- Sunday, November 9th – The same series will continue with The Mist followed by A Report on the Party and the Guests.
- Sunday, November 9th – Freer and Sackler Gallery is showing The Boys from Fengkui, a film about youth in Taiwan.
- Tuesday, November 4th: Hang out with us and New Belgium Brewing for the 1st edition of RANGER GAMES. Drinks Specials! Prizes! Fun! DETAILS HERE.
Tuesday, November 4th – Nick’s Riverside Grill’s stand-up variety show is from 6-11 pm.
Tuesday, November 4th – Avi Buffalo plays DC9 with High Highs and Joy Classic. Tickets are $10 here.
- Wednesday, November 5th – You, Me, Them, Everybody Live! returns to The Wonderland Ballroom with Sara Curtain, Jamel Johnson, Chris Kelly, Bill Metzger, Nik Oldershaw and Brandon Wetherbee.
Wednesday, November 5th – PUP plays DC9 with Typefighter and Chumped. Bring teen angst as your +1! Tickets are $10 in advance and the show begins at 8:30.
- Wednesday, November 5th – It’s the last Ask Rayceen Show of 2014 at Liv Nightclub 🙁 Go get fixed up!
Thursday, November 6th – Head to Lisner Auditorium to see The George Washington University Bands perform American Landscapes — pieces that explore the geographical diversity of this beautiful country. The show starts at 7:30 pm.
Thursday, November 6th – Italian vocalist Irene Jalenti is performing at the Ritz Carlton Georgetown’s Living Room Live concert series, presented by Art Soiree. Doors are at 7 pm.
Thursday, November 6th – Thursday is Ethiopian jazz night with Fedeel Band at Bossa Bistro. Tickets are only $5 and doors are at 9 pm.
- Thursday, November 6th – It’s ~Ladies First~ at Den of Thieves for NO COVER! Bring as many ladies as you can find!
Thursday, November 6th – In a singing mood? Sticky Rice is holding their karaoke night, so be sure to get there early for a chance to sing, as the list fills up quickly!
Friday, November 7th – Free Loft Late Night continues at The Hamilton with Lloyd Dobler Effect. Doors are at 9 pm.
Friday, November 7th – Bier Baron Tavern is holding DC Science Comedy Night — perfect for anyone who self-identifies as a nerd! Event start at 8:30 pm.
Saturday, November 8th – Ajax (NYC), Barge (RVA), and Protestor (DC) play the Pinch at 8 pm.
- Saturday, November 8th – It’s the 7th annual College Park Blues Festival! Head to the Ritiche Coliseum for a day of free blues.
- Saturday, November 8th – The DC Rollergirls are celebrating season 9 with a pants party. Wear fancy pants or see yourself out. Entry is $5.
- Sunday, November 9th – The Mansion on O Street’s monthly Chamber Jam returns this Sunday, featuring Classical Revolution DC. The event is free with registration and if you love playing, feel free to bring your instrument and join in.
Every day: Roofer’s Union has their Union Break Happy Hour from 5-7 pm.
Tuesday, November 4th – Commissary is beginning their $2 happy hour at 9 am if you come in with your “I Voted” sticker. America.
Wednesday, November 5th – Acre 121 has half priced wine night, giving a new meaning to the phrase “happy hour.” Starts at 5pm.
- Friday, November 7th – Happy Hour from 5-8! .90 drinks from 8-10! Happy Hour AGAIN for the rest of the night! Every Friday at Chief Ike’s Mambo Room!
Tuesday, November 4th – The National Building Museum is holding a talk with the director of Georgetown BID, Will Handsfield, to discuss future planning of the neighborhood. Pre-registration required.
Tuesday, November 4th – The Capital City Showcase is holding its roast of the DC mayoral candidates at The Brixton. Doors are at 7 pm.
- Thursday, November 6th – The IDB Cultural Center in the Office of External Relations and the Embassy of Colombia *catches breath* will be hosting a performance by El Colegio del Cuerpo, a modern dance troupe.
- Friday, November 7th – Free admission to BlackRock’s main art gallery if you look like you have the intention of buying art!
- Friday, November 7th – A new exhibition about photobooks, appropriately titled Photobook, is opening at the Vivid Solutions Gallery.
- Friday, November 7th – The opening reception for Urban Bungalow at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery will feature guest curator Jennifer Lindsay.
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