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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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  • Wednesday, August 16 – Swing by Colony Club for a showing of Persepolis at Femme Night.
  • Wednesday, August 16 – Spend your evening watching Boyz N The Hood with Pharaoh Haqq at Suns.
  • Thursday, August 17 – Go see some a sweet sexy weird Japanese cinema at Suns screening of Woman In The Dunes.
  • Friday, August 18 – Or go hit up Roman Holiday instead.
  • Saturday, August 19 – Silent movies with live music are the best movies. Catch a ciné-concert of Le miracle des loups at NGA.
  • Sunday, August 20 – Then watch Badlands, because why the hell not?
  • Sunday, August 20 – Go back to NGA to see From Mayerling to Sarajevo because why the hell not?

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  • Tuesday, August 15- Witch Coast, Growl, and Rom are playing at Comet.
  • Tuesday, August 15 – Catch Olivia Mancini & the Mates at Black Cat! They’ll be joined by Lisa Said Project who are releasing their EP.
  • Wednesday, August 16- Aerial View, Kleptokrat, foяcᴇs, and Kai Orion have a show at Smith Public Trust.
  • Thursday, August 17- Head to Slash Run to catch Insist (UK), True Vision (UK), and Line Of Sight play.
  • Thursday, August 17- Swing back to Smith Public Trust for Knife Worship, Video Pricks, and Chill Parents.
  • Friday, August 18 – The National Harbor is opening their Summer Snow Globe and you can go dance in the snow for the low low price of $10.
  • Friday, August 18 – Bacchae is releasing a tape at Black Cat. Ear and Keeper will be there.
  • Friday, August 18- Gravel, Cult Fiction, Chill Parents, and Flamers are at 453.
  • Saturday, August 19- Don’t miss Ovlov, Faunas, Complainer, and Coaches at Hole In The Sky.
  • Saturday, August 19- Support a good cause, head to the Justice Jam benefit show- proceeds go to DC Abortion Fund and Central American Resource Center.
  • Saturday, August 19 – Xeno and Oaklander are headlining a benefit show for House of Ruth at Black Cat.
  • Sunday, August 20- Check out The Dark, Blank Spell, Haldol, Kombat, Smoking Gun at Slash Run.
  • Sunday, August 20- Come hang out at the Block Party at RFK Stadium Skate Park.
  • Sunday, August 20 – Go back to Black Cat to catch Yaddiya.

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  • Tuesday, August 15- Find out the truth behind Buddhism with Robert Wright @ Politics and Prose.
  • Tuesday, August 15- Get moved and get educated by black lesbian coming out stories @ Bus Boys and Poets 5th and K.
  • Wednesday, August 16- Head to American Arts for a yoga session in the Luce Gallery.
  • Wednesday, August 16- Suzy Hansen talks about what it’s like being a traveling American in a post-American world @ Politics and Prose.
  • Thursday, August 17- Come listen to Haroon Moghul and Wajahat Ali in conversation about being Muslim in America @ Politics and Prose.
  • Friday, August 18- Politics and Prose is hosting a conversation on the Suffrage movement.
  • Sunday, August 20- Uptown Art House is hosting a discussion on the intersection of art and psychedelics.

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.