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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, November 21 – Near Chevy Chase? The Library is screening Circumstance which looks equal parts sexy / sad.
  • Monday, November 21 – If you want to watch something a more serious / timely as hell, the Shaw Library is showing America – An Immigration Nation.
  • Tuesday, November 22 – The Georgetown Library is showing Dune, if you’d like to see David Lynch’s worst movie.
  • Tuesday, November 22 – Or swing by MLK to see War Dogs. That movie looked bad.
  • Tuesday, November 22 – Suns Cinema is showing Born In Flames, if that’s more up your alley.
  • Friday, November 25 – Go back to Suns to catch The Last Waltz.


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  • Monday, November 21 – There’s music at Dew Drop! Go to the thing!
  • Monday, November 21 – Make hand turkeys at DC9. It’s for charity and stuff.
  • Monday, November 21 – Hit up pre-Thanksgiving karaoke at The Pinch.
  • Monday, November 21 – Drinking and running sounds like a good idea, right?
  • Tuesday, November 22 – The Marian McLaughlin Trio, Audrey Harrer, and Crispin Swank play the Lilly Trotter Tea Lounge. That sounds nice and relaxing.
  • Tuesday, November 22 – Songbyrd is hosting a comedy show that benefits Black Lives Matter.
  • Tuesday, November 22 – Remember to say thanks.
  • Wednesday, November 23 – The Growroom Getdown is happening at Songbyrd! There’s going to be music and art and a food drive. Party and be a good person at the same time.
  • Wednesday, November 23 – Get a hug from a stranger at Rendezvous Lounge.
  • Friday, November 25 – The Downtown Holiday Market returns! Buy yourself some gifts.
  • Friday, November 25 – Elena & Lost Fulanos are at the Millennium Stage.
  • Friday, November 25 – Mousetrap is back at Black Cat. Dancing to indiepop is always a good idea.
  • Saturday, November 26 – WhiskHER is back at Old Engine 12. You’re going to be doing a lot of dancing this weekend.
  • Saturday, November 26 – Funeral Dress, The Unknown Threat, Troops of Tomorrow, and Sedative are at Slash Run. You’re going to want to drink and dance after Thanksgiving.
  • Saturday, November 26 – Listen to some underground punk music at The Pinch‘s Love Music Hate Racism show.
  • Saturday, November 26 – Fale University returns to Suns Cinema with the lofty goal of making you laugh.
  • Saturday, November 26 – Go back to Black Cat and spend your night dancing to 60s girl groups.
  • Saturday, November 26 – The Made In D.C. Holiday Marketplace is back at DC Brau! Buying things is great.
  • Sunday, November 27 – The Cowards Choir is at Millennium Stage! That’s a great name.
  • Sunday, November 27 – Still drunk from Thanksgiving? Go do karaoke at DC9.
  • Sunday, November 27 – Go listen to Prince at Songbyrd. You know you want to.


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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.