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Here we focus exclusively on the cheapest YET most satisfying entertainment to be found around DC. Every week 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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  • Tuesday, February 24Can I Kick It? at Marvin brings together martial arts flicks, drink specials, and hip-hop for a night of kung fu awesomeness.
  • Tuesday, February 24 – If you missed Whiplash before it claimed three Oscars, now is your chance to see it for just $2 at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse.
  • Friday, February 27 – See Central Station and Socorro Nobre at American University’s freshly renovated McKinley Hall as part of the National Gallery of Art’s showcase of contemporary Brazilian documentaries.
  • Sunday, March 1 – The Smithsonian presents Seven Souls in the Skull Castle at the Freer Gallery of Art.

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  • TRIVIA PRO TIP: for every night of the week – check out our updated version of the DC TRIVIA GUIDE
  • Wednesday, February 25 – Wonderland Ballroom will be transformed into a CIRCUS featuring live music, comedy, and burlesque.
  • Wednesday, February 25 – A new organizational app called CircleBack is throwing a launch party at 1776 D.C. with performances, food, and FREE DRINKS!
  • Thursday, February 26 – Decorated blues harmonica legend John Nemeth is playing a free show at Hill Country BBQ.
  • Thursday, February 26 – There’s a new house show on the scene. What better way to say hello than a show on a Thursday night? BRNDA / Warehouse / Breathers / Dan Gleason (mem. Young Rapids) @ Milhouse for $5.
  • Friday, February 27New Order dance party at Black Cat for $10. Always a solid option.
  • Friday, February 27 – Pssst… don’t tell anyone about this secret underground house/techno dance party. RSVP for location details.
  • Saturday, February 28 – Get your Shakespeare fix for free (or whatever you can pay) this week by catching Avant Bard’s contemporary staging of Othello at Theatre on the Run.
  • Saturday, February 28 – Grab your “uke” and head over to the Kennedy Center Millennium stage to take part in a ukulele jam session.

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  • Monday through Friday – Kangaroo Boxing Club has some great deals on its happy hour menu, including a whole pulled-pork sandwich for just $6.
  • Wednesday, February 25 – Head to Roofer’s Union for wine night, and grab yourself a half-priced bottle of wine. The happy hour menu also has some great bites for $5 and less.
  • Saturday, February 28 – Take a tour of One Eight Distilling’s distillery and sample some locally-made spirits.
  • Sunday, March 1Cafe Dupont has an oyster special all of March to help the Oyster Recovery Partnership and the Chesapeake.

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That’s all, remember – 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. Feel free to leave us your suggestions in the comments. Sharing is the new caring.