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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, December 19 – Watch a less sad / more sexy Johnny Depp at the Chevy Chase Library’s screening of Chocolat.
  • Monday, December 19 – The Black Cat is screening Gremlins for free! Plus there are going to be drink specials.
  • Wednesday, December 21 –  Stop by Suns Cinema to catch Home Alone and drink some booze.
  • Thursday, December 22 – Then go back to Suns to see Jingle All The Way.
  • Saturday, December 24 – Spend your Christmas Eve watching a woman descend into madness at NGA’s screening of Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles.

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  • Monday, December 19 – Get in the Christmas spirit at Showtime‘s holiday party! Combos for everyone.
  • Monday, December 19 – Swing by The Passenger to say Goodbye to 2016 with some of your favorite local comics. Order a cocktail, kick back, and laugh.
  • Monday, December 19 – Check out Shampoo, Gordon In the Nude, and Sitcom at the Lilly Trotter Tea Lounge.
  • Tuesday, December 20 – Songbyrd is having an bunch of listening parties for the albums of the year, so if you’re a fan of James Blake / you enjoy talking to strangers about music, check out their The Colour In Anything listening party.
  • Tuesday, December 20 – TRADE is throwing a sexy Christmas sweater party because they’re rebels.
  • Tuesday, December 20 – The Radiographers, Fuzzqueen, and Caz Gardiner are at Black Cat if you’re in the mood for catchy, local music.
  • Wednesday, December 21 – Make your way back to Songbyrd to catch their David Bowie / Blackstar listening party. This is perfect if you like crying with strangers and being mopey in public.
  • Wednesday, December 21 – Rent Party and Djembe Jones are at Black Cat.
  • Thursday, December 22 – Make your way back to Ten Tigers for the second volume of No Regrets.
  • Thursday, December 22 – The best Songbyrd listening party of the week is tonight.
  • Thursday, December 22 – Des Demonas, Jake Starr & The Delicious, Fullness, and Warm Sun are at Black Cat. Stop by if you have $10 to burn.

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  • Monday, December 19 – Swing by The Folger to see this years The Second Shepards’ Play. We loved it.
  • Wednesday, December 21 – Compass Rose is transforming from a delicious and adventurous small plates restaurant into a holiday market. Go get your mom something. It’ll make up for all the years you didn’t.
  • Friday, December 23 – The Made in DC Holiday pop up is still taking place at Hamiltonian. It’s your last chance to buy cute D.C. gear for all the people in your lives.

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.