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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 21 – Discuss politics and learn more about the Muslim ban at Impact Hub.
  • Tuesday, February 21 – Catch Foster Carrots, Sun Organ, Clasp, and Aerial View play at Comet.
  • Tuesday, February 21 – Want to find out more about how you can get involved in Black Lives Matter? Swing by the Covenant Baptist Church for the BLM DC Open House.
  • Tuesday, February 21 – Trapdoor Social are playing at Velvet Lounge.
  • Wednesday, February 22 – Margaritas are $2.22 at El Tamarindo. Those people are doing the lords work.
  • Wednesday, February 22 Head over to Slash Run and catch Capital Offender, Scarboro, Ruin By Design, and Rocket City Riot perform.
  • Wednesday, February 22 – Bloomingtales are back at Big Bear Cafe. Grab a drink and settle down with some good stories.
  • Thursday, February 23 – Brushes are preforming at the Luce! It’s a deeply pretty place to see a band.
  • Thursday, February 23 – Owl City Creature, The Meer, and Catscan are at the Wonderland Ballroom.
  • Friday, February 24 – Julie Byrne and Baby Bry Bry are playing at Songbyrd.
  • Friday February 24 – Ilsa, Outer Heaven, Bestial Evil, Triac, and Brainpan play at The Pinch.
  • Friday, February 24 – The Nuclears, SWALTB, and Cherry Pits perform at Slash Run.
  • Saturday, February 25 – It’s the 15th anniversary of Cryfest! Go dance to The Cure and The Smiths and cry until you can’t cry no more.


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  • Tuesday, February 21 – Lol Tolhurst from The Cure will be having a book reading and signing at Songbyrd.
  • Tuesday, February 21 – Hillyer Art Space is hosting a talk with Bangladeshi artist Firoz Mahmud.
  • Wednesday, February 22 – Learn more about rain itself and Cynthia Barnett’s book, Rain, at Kramerbooks.
  • Friday, February 24 – Stop by Politics and Prose to see Megan Marshall talk about her book, Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast, and discover more about Bishop’s life.
  • Saturday, February 25 – Catch author Glenn Frankel talk about his book, High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic, and a screening of High Noon at Politics and Prose.
  • Sunday, February 26 –  Swing by the National Gallery of Art’s new The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 exhibit.


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.