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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, February 6 – Spotlight is playing for free at the Chevy Chase Library.
  • Thursday, February 9 – Suns Cinema is showing Fargo
  • Friday, February 10 – They Live is being played at Suns.
  • Saturday, February 11 –  Go see Me (aka I) in honor of the Iranian Film Festival at the National Gallery of Art.

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  • Monday, February 6 – Want to learn how you can make a difference for refugees now that the world is slowly falling apart around us? Make your way over to Sixth & I.
  • Monday, February 6 – There’s also a rally to stop Betsy DeVos at the Senate.
  • Tuesday, February 7 – Dizzyride, Lokomoko, and Bruisey Peets are at DC9 for the low low price of $8.
  • Tuesday, February 7 – DC Zinefest is getting together for a night of speakers, poetry, love letters, and music at Potter’s House. It’s a fundraiser, so bring $7-$10 depending on what you can comfortably afford.
  • Wednesday, February 8 – Catch Unring the Bell and Koshari at Black Cat. One guy has a great beard.
  • Thursday, February 9 – Spill, a night of queer reading and performances is at the Black Cat Backstage for $0.00.
  • Thursday, February 9 – Catch “psych pop juggernaut” Madaila and indie rock band Sunbathers at Gypsy Sally’s.
  • Thursday, February 9 – Head to DCPL to learn how to tackle Islamophobia in your own community.
  • Thursday, February 9 – Mari Vanna is celebrating it’s third birthday complimentary vodka shots and live music. The best vodka shots are free vodka shots.
  • Friday, February 10 – Queue play at the Velvet Lounge.
  • Friday, February 10 – Head to Dew Drop in Brookland for a night of poetry, prose, and sweet dance moves. Ian Svenonius will be there.
  • Saturday, February 11 – Have a dance off at the Prince versus George Michael party at Songbyrd.
  • Sunday, February 12 – Songbyrd is having a pre-Grammy’s party because I guess some people still watch the Grammy’s?

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  • Sunday, February 5 – Catch the opening of the new Della Robbia Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence over at the National Gallery of Art.
  • Wednesday, February 8 – See senior editor at Derek Thompson The Atlantic discuss how and why things become popular.
  • Thursday, February 9 – Learn more about the printmaking practices of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and the newest exhibition at The Phillips Collection.
  • Thursday, February 9 – John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats comes to Politics & Prose to talk about his new novel, Universal Harvester. It has a great cover.
  • Friday, February 10 – Attend the Harlem Heroes talk at SAAM.

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.