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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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  • Tuesday, December 5 – Does this holiday season have you Seeing Red? See more of it at Suns.
  • Wednesday, December 6 – Suns is rolling out a double feature of John Denver and the Muppets.
  • Thursday, December 7 – Get into the holiday spirit with a screening of A Honky Tonk Christmas at Suns.
  • Thursday, December 7 – Join The Barker Adoption Foundation for a free screening of From Place to Place at Busboys and Poets.
  • Friday, December 8 – Suns is showing the evil yet adorable Gingerdead Man.
  • Saturday, December 9 – Catch a double feature at NGA with The Last Angel of History and Testament.
  • Sunday, December 10 – Watch a selfish T.V. exec get taught a lesson with the screening of Scrooged at Suns.
  • Sunday, December 10 – Check out another double feature at NGA with Seven Songs for Malcolm X and The March.

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  • Wednesday, December 6 – Laugh off the fact that it’s only Wednesday as Drafthouse Comedy Theater presents The Overarchievers Comedy Show.
  • Wednesday, December 6 – Politics and Prose is hosting an acoustic open mic night.
  • Wednesday, December 6 – Tatsuya Nakatani and Geoff Wilt are at Rhizome DC.
  • Wednesday, December 6 – Laugh Buzz Comedy is putting on a show at Brass Monkey.
  • Thursday, December 7 – Catch Incredible Change at Black Cat.
  • Thursday, December 7 – DJ Money & Malcolm X are performing at That Feel Good DC.
  • Thursday, December 7 – Kweku Collins is with Femdot and Blaquestone at Songbyrd.
  • Thursday, December 7 – Head over to DC9 for a Reunion Holiday Pop Up.
  • Thursday, December 7 – Have the best #TBT yet as Decades gets heated for the holidays.
  • Friday, December 8 – Chord of Appeals A Cappella is dropping their Wintry Mixtape at Luther Place.
  • Friday, December 8 – Zula, Dehd, and Dove Lady will be at Comet Ping Pong.
  • Friday, December 8 – Get the last laugh as Drafthouse Comedy presents Attack of the Comics.
  • Friday, December 8 – Agua Society and Songbyrd are teaming up for a 90’s Edition Dance Party.
  • Sunday, December 10 – It’s never too early to start thinking about St. Patty’s day, so get in the spirit with the Irish Traditional Music Session at Petworth Citizen.
  • Sunday, December 10 – Enjoy the December edition of Electric Rainbow at The BackRoom with DJ Chord.

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  • Monday, December 4 – The Embassy of Sweden is hosting a reception to launch the Bergman Centennial with special guests the National Theater of Norway and Live Ullmann.
  • Monday, December 4 – Allied in Pride, AQWA, and Q-Rad are discussing gender and politics with ContraPoints at MSSC.
  • Tuesday, December 5 – Cullen Murphy discusses his novel Cartoon County at Politics and Prose.
  • Tuesday, December 5 – The Embassy of Sweden is holding a panel discussion in honor of two of Sweden’s finest contemporary artists: Anna U Davis and Carolina Falkholt.
  • Wednesday, December 6 – Visit the DAR Museum and take a look at their Christmas decorations while enjoying cocoa, cookies, and carolers.
  • Wednesday, December 6 – Carol Schwartz is in conversation with Andy at Busboys and Poets.
  • Wednesday, December 6 – Gather on the West Lawn of the Capitol to partake in the 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting.
  • Thursday, December 7 – Politics and Prose is hosting Dar Williams, author of What I Found in a Thousand Towns.
  • Friday, December 8 – The Embassy of Sweden is holding a Women’s Economic Empowerment Edit-a-thon to help change Wikipedia’s biographical representation of women.
  • Saturday, December 9 – Enjoy Fale University, a comedic lecture series posed to satirize academic culture, at Suns.
  • Saturday, December 9 – Stella Parks, award-winning pastry chef and writer, is at the Harper Macaw Chocolate Boutique at The Wharf discussing her new cookbook.
  • Sunday, December 10 – Fantom Comics is hosting a Holiday Geek Market for all of you comic book nerds out there.

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.