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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 16 – The Georgetown Library is screening a matinee of Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles.
  • Monday, October 16 – Marvelous Movie Monday is back at the Chevy Chase Library with a double screening of Ushpizin.
  • Tuesday, October 17 – The devil is back in all his glory for one night only. Join Suns in its Night of Lucifers.
  • Wednesday, October 18 – The Petworth Library will be showing Not My Life as part of their ArtWorks for Freedom non-profit.
  • Wednesday, October 18 – Donna Slash is back for another Witchy Wednesday at Suns. This week’s double feature includes Are You Afraid of the Dark and Suspiria.
  • Wednesday, October 18 – Go back in time with a screening of Washington in the 80s at the Anacostia Community Museum. Also lunch will be provided so you should definitely check that out.
  • Thursday, October 19Suns will be screening the horror anthology film Tales from the Hood.
  • Thursday, October 19The Harvest will be playing at the Mt. Pleasant Library.
  • Friday, October 20 – If you’re looking to Get Out of the house on a Friday night, Suns is just the place for you.
  • Friday, October 20 – Is it even October if you don’t watch Hocus Pocus? Head on over to the Shakespeare Theatre Company so you’ll never have to find out.
  • Saturday, October 21 – The Takoma Park Library will be screening Food Chains.
  • Saturday, October 21 – Catch a matinee of On the Sunny Side at NGA.
  • Saturday, October 21 – Or stop by NGA later to see Mother.
  • Saturday, October 21Alien is being screened at Suns.
  • Sunday, October 22 Ecstasy is being shown at NGA to cure your Sunday blues.
  • Sunday, October 22Suns is asking the age-old question, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • Sunday, October 22 – Stop by the Shakespeare Theatre Company for a screening of the classic Singin’ in the Rain.

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  • Monday, October 16 – Head over to Comet Ping Pong to see Time, Literals, Bacchae, and Reyna Valencia.
  • Monday, October 16Slash Run is hosting The Steady 45’s, The Fuss, and Glenmont Popes.
  • Monday, October 16 – Be sure to check out YehMe2 at U Street.
  • Tuesday, October 17 – Catch Angelo de Augustine with Keeper at Songbyrd.
  • Tuesday, October 17 – Vita and the Woolf, Queen of Jeans, and Marian McLaughlin are at DC9.
  • Wednesday, October 18 – Melkbelly and Park Snakes will be performing at Comet Ping Pong.
  • Wednesday, October 18 – Trenchgrinder, Dagger Moon, Brainpan, and Crawler will be at The Pinch.
  • Thursday, October 19Songbyrd will be spinning Moses Sumney if you’re into it.
  • Thursday, October 19 – Stop by Songbyrd to support a GW band, The Colonies.
  • Friday, October 20 – Brooklyn Brewery brings Natalie Prass to the Black Cat.
  • Friday, October 20 – Wear a wig and dance to disco at DC9.
  • Friday, October 20 – Catch Heavy Wire, The Southern Ocean, and Dr. Robinson’s Fiasco at Slash Run.
  • Friday, October 20 – You don’t want to miss Chris Lake at U Street.
  • Saturday, October 21 – Head back to the good ‘ol days with a 90s Dance Party at DC9.

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  • Monday, October 16 – Kenneth Whyte discusses his novel Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times at Politics and Prose.
  • Monday, October 16 – Stop by Kramerbooks, where Steven S. Gubser and Frans Pretorius talk about The Little Book of Black Holes.
  • Monday, October 16 – Discuss American novels of the 1920s at the S. Dillon Ripley Center.
  • Tuesday, October 17 – Are you fed up with politics per usual? Listen to Amanda Litman discuss her novel Run for Something at Politics and Prose.
  • Tuesday, October 17 – Then stick around Politics and Prose to learn about Muhammad Yunus’s A World of Three Zeros.
  • Tuesday, October 17 – As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Kramerbooks will be hosting a panel on the state of cancer research.
  • Tuesday, October 17 – Embrace your inner Sheldon Cooper and learn what string theory is at the S. Dillon Ripley Center.
  • Wednesday, October 18 – Take a stand for menstrual equality with Jennifer Weiss-Wold and Michael Alison Chandler at Politics and Prose.
  • Thursday, October 19 – Reporter Dan Zak converses with Denise Kiernan about her novel The Last Castle at Kramersbooks.
  • Friday, October 20 – Stop by Politics and Prose to listen to Cass R. Sunstein discuss Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide.
  • Saturday, October 21 – Learn how the CIA, FBI and Foreign Intelligence secretly exploit schools across America at Politics and Prose while Daniel Golden discusses Spy Schools.

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.