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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, October 11 – Donna Slash is back for another Witchy Wednesday at Suns Cinema! This weeks double feature is Halloweentown and The Witches. Spoooooky.
  • Thursday, October 12 – Show your love for giallo at Suns screening of Dario Argento’s Deep Red.
  • Thursday, October 12 – The Patagonia store is showing Chasing Coral and they’re providing drinks and snacks. So that should be nice.
  • Thursday, October 12 – Hole in the Sky is showing Halloween. ‘Tis the season.
  • Friday, October 13 – It’s Friday the 13th so Suns is screening Friday the 13th. Surprise.
  • Friday, October 13 – Or if horror isn’t your thing you could head to NGA to see The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty.
  • Saturday, October 14 – Enjoy some mid day experimental films at NGA‘s screening of Falling Lessons.
  • Saturday, October 14 – Or you could swing by NGA later to enjoy Man with a Movie Camera set to live music.
  • Sunday, October 15 – Head on back to Suns to catch Black Sunday. You know you want to.
  • Sunday, October 15 – Catch Capitaine Thomas Sankara at NGA and learn about “the Che of Africa”.

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  • Tuesday, October 1o – Little Junior, Slip Disco and Femme Flag are at the Black Cat.
  • Tuesday, October 10 – Make your way over to Comet Ping Pong to catch Peach Pit, Makeup Girl and Jesse Sattler.
  • Thursday, October 12 – The Wharf is open! Go do Wharf things!
  • Thursday, October 12 – Grab some beer than check out Act of Impalement, Narrow Grave, Sickdeer and MFM at The Pinch.
  • Friday, October 13 – Make your way over to Slash Run to catch Set And Setting, Thisquietarmy, Lunar Locust an Exar Kun.
  • Friday, October 13 –Keeper and Poppy Patica are at the Luce Unplugged and it’s going to be good.
  • Friday, October 13 – Pinkwash, Broken Grids, Pool Holograph and Speculative Fiction are at Hole in the Sky.
  • Saturday, October 14 – Catch some opera at Meridian Hill Park.
  • Sunday, October 15 – Cinema Hearts and Loi Loi are at Slash Run and we’re big fans of both of them.
  • Sunday, October 15 – Breast Cancer Awareness Fest is at the VFW in McLean and a good group of bands are performing including Somniatis, Marielle Kraft and Moonflower.
  • Sunday, October 15 – Order a million boozy milkshakes and catch Prison Rodeo, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and Torino Death Ride at Satellite Room.
  • Sunday, October 15 – Paperhaus (the venue, not the band) is hosting the bands SOAR, Julian and Forever Crush.

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  • Wednesday, October 11 – Learn all about punk and politics at the Goethe-Institute.
  • Wednesday, October 11 – Or you can go learn the Thriller dance at DCPL.
  • Thursday, October 12 – Caitlin Doughty talks about her book, From Here to Eternity at Politics & Prose. The book explores how different cultures deal with death, funerals and burial.
  • Saturday, October 14 –Head back to P&P to catch Colin Dickey talk about his book Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places.
  • Sunday, October 15 – The Freer Sackler is opening back up and to celebrate, the Smithsonian is throwing an IlluminAsia festival on the Mall. There will Asian food, art, demonstrations and so much more.
  • Sunday, October 15 – Go to Black Cat for Hallow-Zine! It’s a fundraiser for DC Zinefest and a good excuse to hear scary stories.
  • Sunday, October 15 – Or see Pete Manseau talk about his book The Apparitionists at (you guess it!) Politics & Prose.

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.

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