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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, October 2The Chevy Chase Library is showing The Zookeeper’s Wife, if that’s what you’re into.
  • Monday, October 2 – Get spooky at the Southeast Libraries screening of The Blob.
  • Tuesday, October 3 – Blood Splattered Bride is playing (in 16mm!) at Suns Cinema. Start your October off right.
  • Tuesday, October 3 – Watch Wayne’s World at Songbyrd because why the hell not?
  • Wednesday, October 4 – It’s Witchy Wednesdays at Suns! They’re doing a double feature of The Worst Witch and The Craft and it’s basically the perfect Wednesday plans.
  • Thursday, October 5 – Catch This is Palestine at Busboys and Poets.
  • Thursday, October 5 – This screening of Arreo is a great excuse to hang out at the Embassy of Argentina.
  • Saturday, October 7 – NGA is playing the grandma movie Katatsumori, and a fish movie Fish Tail.
  • Saturday, October 7 – The VVitch is one of the best horror movies to come out in the last few years. Go see it at Suns.
  • Saturday, October 7 – Hunker down and get serious at NGA’s screening of Death and Devil.
  • Sunday, October 8 – Catch Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement at Black Cat‘s Queer Girl Movie Night.
  • Sunday, October 8 – Dive into some sweet French body horror with Eyes Without A Face at Suns.
  • Sunday, October 8 – Get sad and experimental at NGA’s screening of Havarie.

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  • Monday, October 2 – Orations, Psychic Subcreatures and Social Station are at Slash Run.
  • Tuesday, October 3 – Real Life Buildings, Diners, Keeper and Baby Grill are at Comet Ping Pong.
  • Wednesday, October 4 – Go to Rhizome DC to catch Selector Dub Narcotic, Escape-ism, TK Echo and Gauche.
  • Wednesday, October 4 – Sweet Spirit, Eric Slick (from Dr. Dog!) and Tinnarose are at Black Cat.
  • Wednesday, October 4 – X__X, Kohoutek, Dot Dash and XMC  are taking over Slash Run.
  • Thursday, October 5 – Jeni’s Ice Cream is having their grand opening and the first 50 people get free scoops.
  • Thursday, October 5 – Go back to Comet to see Pouty, Idle Bloom and Kid Claws.
  • Thursday, October 5 – Head to The Electric Maid to see Forever Crush, Spur, Neaux and Dissonance. Forever Crush is a great name.
  • Thursday, October 5 – The Washington Project for the Arts is throwing a release party for the zine “We Are SO Not Getting the Security Deposit Back; a Guide to Defunct Artist-Run Spaces”. God that’s a great name.
  • Friday, October 6 – The QREW dance party is back at Songbyrd.
  • Friday, October 6 – Above the Bayou is hosting Erik Phillips, Foster Carrots and Yukon.
  • Saturday, October 7 – Party it up at OPUS 1, Merriweather’s free festival.
  • Saturday, October 7 – Kohti Tuhoa, E.D.S., Iron Cages and Secular Media are at Slash Run. They’re just killing it with these band names.
  • Saturday, October 7 – Porchfest takes over Adams Morgan.
  • Saturday, October 7DC9 is throwing a Monster Mash party! If the entire night isn’t just remixes of the “Monster Mash” I’m going to be disappointed.
  • Saturday, October 7 – Ritmos Raros is back at Songbyrd and you do not want to miss it.
  • Saturday, October 7 – SAAM is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with crafts, a museum wide scavenger hunt and plenty of Latino art.

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  • Tuesday, October 3 – Jeffrey Eugenides is talking about his first short story collection, Fresh Complaint, at St. Paul’s.
  • Wednesday, October 4 – The Petworth Library is having a DIY mending workshop. Bring your torn off buttons and stuff.
  • Saturday, October 7 – Johanna Neuman talks about her book Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women’s Right to Vote with Judy Woodruff at Politics & Prose.
  • Sunday, October 8 – Busboys & Poets is hosting a spoken word performance based on the exhibition “Human Trafficking: Reclaiming Freedom”.

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.