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Here we focus exclusively on the cheapest YET most satisfying entertainment to be found around D.C. 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, June 19 – If you loved Obvious Child, check out a preview screening of director Gillian Robespierre’s newest film, Landline, followed by a Q&A with Gillian at E Street Cinema.
  • Tuesday, June 20 – Catch a showing of Himiko at Suns Cinema.
  • Thursday, June 22 – Yoshiwara is screening at the French Embassy.
  • Friday, June 23 – Swing by Suns again for a night of sweet, sweet internet video. Because going to Suns just once in a week isn’t enough.

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  • Tuesday, June 20 – Thao of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down is playing at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage in honor of World Refugee Day.
  • Wednesday, June 21 – Come to perform, come to laugh, or come to do both at The Wonderland Ballroom.
  • Thursday, June 22 – Our very own Brandon Wetherbee will back and chatting at the Millennium Stage with Allison Lane, host of Can He Do That? Allison Michaels, Alyssa Cowan and Haywood Turnipseed Jr.
  • Thursday, June 22 – Luce Unplugged presents D.C.’s very own Flasher at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
  • Thursday, June 22 – Brnda is playing with Venn and Valencia at Slash Run.
  • Thursday, June 22 – Goodside has their last show at The Electric Maid.
  • Thursday, June 22 – Fringe Arts Bar is previewing for their festival in July
  • Friday, June 23 – Will Eastman is playing at the Millennium Stage.
  • Friday, June 23 – Dove Lady is having a release show for their first full-length record at Hole in the Sky.
  • Saturday, June 24 – Come party on 14th Street and drink all day for Saturyaay.
  • Saturday, June 24 – 1Fest D.C. is happening at The Pinch.
  • Sunday, June 25 – Dew Drop Inn is turning two and you’re invited to the party.

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  • Tuesday, June 20 – Congressional Cemetery and Smithsonian are hosting a talk on the history of grave robbing.
  • Wednesday, June 21 – La Fête de la Musique returns to Dupont Circle. Stop by for an afternoon of French music and games.
  • Wednesday, June 21 – Swing by Busboys and Poets for a panel on reproductive justice.
  • Wednesday, June 21 – Enjoy an afternoon tour of the history and art of the U.S. Botanic Garden.


  • 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.