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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!

Now onto this week:



  • Thursday, November 13 – Come celebrate Hirshhorn’s 40th anniversary and check out a viewing of Katharina Otto-Bernstein’s Absolutely Wilson. After that you can see Robert Wilson’s digital tableau vivant included in Days of Endless Time, a new exhibition that opened Oct. 16.
  • Friday, November 14– The Smithsonian will be screening Diao Yinan’s Black Coal, Thin Ice. A Fargo-like, suspenseful tale of a botched arrest after a murder, set in the gloomy coal-belt of northern China.
  • Saturday, November 15- International Festival Films on Art at the National Gallery of Art.  Films being shown are Vivian Maier: Who took Nanny’s Pictures?, Arena: aka Norman Parkinson, Lucien Hervé, Photographe malgré lii, and Beat Generation — Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs.  Doors open at 1:30pm.


  • Monday, November 10thDistrict Trivia at Bier Baron Tavern at 7:30pm.  Come early and get food and drink specials until 7pm!
  • Monday, November 10thDC Puppet Slam at Busboys and Poets (5th and K street NW).  Doors open at 7pm!
  • Monday, November 10th–  Come to La Bomba! A Stand up Comedy Show at Little Whiskey’s Golden Dollar and see some of the best comedians in the DC area.
  • Monday, November 10th– Tropicalia hosts The Good Night because Tuesday is a national holiday and Monday is a good night for some dancing.
  • Tuesday, November 11th– Come check out The Dispensary at the Velvet Lounge and see some of the hottest hip hop artists on the East Coast.  Doors open at 7:30pm and costs $8.
  • Tuesday, November 11th–  BYT Presents: Young @ Heart Photo Show at the Former Ambassador’s Residence Building.





  • Friday-Sunday, November 14-16– “Outside the Margins” is the theme of this go-around of Pyramid Atlantic’s book arts fair, it is also the theme of many of my earliest coloring book drawings. Totally worth checking out if you’re near Silver Spring.
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