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 10th– District Trivia at Bier Baron Tavern at 7:30pm. Come early and get food and drink specials until 7pm!
- Monday, November 10th– DC 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.
- Tuesday, November 11th – Nick’s Riverside Grill’s stand-up variety show is from 6-11 pm.
- Tuesday, November 11th- Zeba Bar hosts Karaoke. The list opens at 9pm.
- Wednesday, November 12th– An Evening with Separate Beds at the DC Arts Center. Doors open at 7:30pm and costs $10.
- Wednesday, November 12th- Choreolab 2014: Ph(R)ases. $5 admission and takes place at the Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre. Doors open at 7:30pm.
- Wednesday, November 12th– Club 90 at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar. Come dance to the best club hits of the 1990s. Doors open at 9pm.
- Wednesday, November 12th– Animal Collective Fall Residency (DJ Set) with Avey Tare, Geologist, Deakin at U Street Music Hall. Costs $10 and doors open at 10pm.
- Thursday, November 13th– OptoroFest 2014. Visit Optoro’s Chinatown office for some German beer and bavarian pretzels. The first 150 guest will get and OptoroFest stein. Party starts at 6pm.
- Thursday, November 13th– SUGAR at Tattoo Bar at 10pm. $5 cover.
- Friday, November 14th– U Street Jazz Jams at Bohemian Caverns. Show starts at 11:30pm.
- Friday, November 14th– Loft Late Night Music with 19th Street Band at The Hamilton. Doors open at 9pm.
- Saturday, November 15th– Salva with Willy Joy, Sons of Satin at U Street Music Hall. $10 for entry.
- Saturday, November 15th– The Huxley 2 year Anniversary Party. Doors open at 10pm. RSVP required using the following link: http://www.huxleydc.com/anniversary.
- Sunday, November 16th– Sunday Night Funnies at Grand Central. Doors open at 8pm
- Monday, November 10– Puppet slam is for adults, and Busboy and Poets is here to offer the edgiest of the whimsical art form of puppetry for free starting at 7 pm.
- Thursday, November 13– From 6-8 pm New Belgium and BYT present “beat the brewer” happy hour. It’ll be the cultural event of the week.
- 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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