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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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  • Monday, October 31 – The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is showing Ghostbusters because obviously.
  • Monday, October 31 – But if you want to watch an even more appropriate Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus is playing at Francis A. George Library.
  • Friday, November 4 – Go see Just a Gigolo at the Library of Congress.
  • Saturday, November 5 – Or swing by the National Museum of the American Indian for a screening of Mekko.

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  • Monday, October 31 – Check out a bunch of spooky scary cover bands (and drink all the beer) at The Passenger.
  • Monday, October 31 – The Satellite Room and Dupont Circle are holding pet costume contests because the world is a good place.
  • Tuesday, November 1 – Head to the Words, Beats & Life Hip Hop Festival for their sweet free programming including a sweet show by Oddisee and loads of panels and discussions.
  • Thursday, November 3 – Artomatic is back! There’s going to be fire spinners, music, and a bunch of sweet art. You finally have a reason to go to Potomac.
  • Thursday, November 3 – Zip Zap Circus is at the Millennium Stage.
  • Thursday, November 3 – Learn about Aristotle and brain death! How fun.
  • Friday November 4 – Elena & Los Fulanos are playing at MLK Jr. Library.
  • Friday, November 4 – Go see Hand Grenade Job and K A G at the Luce. It’s one of the prettiest place to see a show in D.C.
  • Friday, November 4 – Blind Whino is throwing a cool party for the closing of their CHAMBERS: Wu-Tang Art Exhibition. Check out the pop-up record fair and catch some sweet music.
  • Saturday, November 5 – Side Yards is back at Yards Park. I went last year and it wasn’t bad and I ate a delicious empanada. Go if you like circus acts and booze and food.
  • Saturday, November 5 – If you like hip hop and chess, get excited because there’s a hip hop chess tournament happening at the Kennedy Center. I don’t really know what that means but I’m into it.
  • Sunday, November 6 – The Kennedy Center gets in on the hip hop fun with Top Notch. Stop by to see bboy battle where the winners get $10,000.
  • Sunday, November 6 – Go back to the Kennedy Center to catch the hip hop orchestra.

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  • Monday, October 31 – Jonathan Rose talks about his new book, The Well-Tempered City.
  • Tuesday, November 1 – Hang out with the artist Ed Atkins at the Hirshhorn.
  • Wednesday, November 2 – Learn how to be an entrepreneur at Mulebone.
  • Wednesday, November 2 – The National’s Bryce Dessner is talking about art at the Hirshhorn.
  • Thursday, November 3 – Alli Webb is throwing a party for the release of her new book The Drybar Guide To Good Hair For All. There’s going to be music and cupcakes and signed books.
  • Thursday, November 3 – Stop by the Leica store for an artist happy hour. There will not be any booze but there will be art.
  • Friday, November 4 – Make your way back to the Hirshhorn to spend some quality time with artist Eduardo Basualdo.
  • Friday, November 4 – NPG holds a series of events about the “Racial Masquerade in American Culture”

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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.

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