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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, June 13 – Go see Terayama’s Throw Away Your Books, Rally In the Streets at Suns.
  • Tuesday, June 13 – Still haven’t seen Moonlight? Make your way over to the West End Library for a free screening.
  • Wednesday, June 14 – Head back to Suns for a night of psa’s from the 1950’s. You’re going to need a drink for this one.
  • Wednesday, June 14 – Romeo + Juliet is playing at Canal Park. Who doesn’t want to watch angsty teens die?
  • Friday, June 16 – Catch the award winning documentary Angry Inuk at the American Indian Museum.
  • Friday, June 16 – Go watch La La Land in Columbia Heights! I thought it was disappointing, but you’re an adult who has to make their own decision.
  • Friday, June 16 – See Valerie and Her Week of Wonders at Suns. Hell yeah Czech New Wave.
  • Saturday, June 17 – Or walk over to the to Freer and Sackler see A Magical Substance Flows Through Me.
  • Saturday, June 17 – Hit up one of my favorite movies of all time, Silence of the Lambs, at Suns.
  • Saturday, June 17 – The African Art Museum is showing Adventures in Zambezia if you want to watch cartoons.

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  • Wednesday, June 14 – Cigarette takes on the Black Cat with Raygunomics and Kinlaw opening the show.
  • Wednesday, June 14 – The D.C. Punk Archive takes over the roof of the Woodridge Neighborhood Library! Expect performances from Elliott Levin Quartet and weed tree. Roof shows forever!
  • Thursday, June 15 – Hit up Electric Maid, your favorite Takoma Park venue, to see Sylvia Fisher, Back Talk, Ghost Slime and Treefrog Mob.
  • Friday, June 16 – Coup Sauvage & the Snips are playing their final show at the Black Cat. Try not to cry.
  • Friday, June 16 – Go see your friends Victor Archie, French Kiss and Bust Off at Slash Run.
  • Friday, June 16 – Or make your way to Dew Drop to catch Crue, Material Girls, Muuy Bien, LeDroit and RobSmokes.
  • Friday, June 16 – Rosali and Janel Leppin team up with Kid Claws for a night at Bathtub Republic.
  • Friday, June 16 – Get weird at Songbyrd.
  • Saturday, June 17 – Eat all of the food at the Around the World Cultural Food Festival!
  • Saturday, June 17 – Dance all night to Right Round at the Black Cat.
  • Saturday, June 17 – The National Portrait Gallery is throwing a free concert with Citizen Cope and Alice Smith
  • Saturday, June 17 – Go back to Electric Maid to see Kombat, Bad Example, Closet Christ and Disinfectant!
  • Saturday, June 17 – Colony Club is throwing a patio party! Go dance and soak up those beer specials.
  • Sunday, June 18 – Two Inch Astronaut is releasing their new album at Black Cat with the help of Bad Moves and Maneka. We love Bad Moves.
  • Sunday, June 18 – Catch Dead Heavens, Hideout and Victor Archie at DC9.
  • Sunday, June 18 – Listen to Exile on Main St. with some strangers at Songbyrd.

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  • Wednesday, June 14 – Continue that Kennedy birthday magic with author Steven Levingston at Politics & Prose.
  • Wednesday, June 14 – The DC Bike Party is throwing their annual Pride Ride.
  • Thursday, June 15 – Hang out with Douglas Brunt and Megyn Kelly at Politics & Prose.
  • Friday, June 16 – Potter’s House is throwing an all women open mic! Go hang out with some
  • Friday, June 15 – Upshur Street Books is doing a marathon reading of all of Ulysses, if you’re into struggling through that book with strangers.
  • Friday, June 16 – Or if you want something a little less time consuming, Politics & Prose is throwing a mini reading of Ulysses.

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.