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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 12 – Mel Brooks’s History of the World: Part I is playing at Suns.
  • Wednesday, December 13 – Our Litter Sister is playing at the Embassy of Japan.
  • Wednesday, December 13 – Suns is having a Sleigh Bells and Bombshells special complete with The Anna Nicole Christmas Special, drag shows, and Batman Returns.
  • Thursday, December 14 – You do not want to miss Suns‘s screening of Die Hard.
  • Friday, December 15 – Suns is showing Tokyo Godfathers.
  • Saturday, December 16 – In case you couldn’t make it to Thursday’s viewing, Suns is showing Die Hard again tonight.
  • Sunday, December 17 – Artist Ai Weiwei’s film Never Sorry is playing at the Hirshhorn.
  • Sunday, December 17 – Get in the holiday spirit with A Christmas Story at Suns.

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  • Tuesday, December 12 – Cinema Hearts is with New Holland and Julian at Black Cat.
  • Wednesday, December 13 – Eli Lev & The Fortunes Found are having their album release show at Songbyrd with Emma G, Loi Loi, and Seneca. We’re big fans of Loi Loi.
  • Wednesday, December 13 – Drafthouse Comedy is presenting Jokes That Give Back: A Standup Comedy Show.
  • Wednesday, December 13 – Black Cat is hosting Bad Moves, Still a Great Night, and Park Snakes. We love Bad Moves.
  • Wednesday, December 13 – Catch Attack of the Comics at Drafthouse Comedy Theater.
  • Thursday, December 14 – Dai Burger is with Sugg Savage, Drikka, and Mathias at Songbyrd.
  • Friday, December 15 – Fuzzqueen is having a record release show at Comet Ping Pong with Super! Silver Haze! and Fake Bodies.
  • Friday, December 15 – Head over to Songbyrd to see Happy Abandon, Bleach Bones, and Path are all at .
  • Saturday, December 16 – Black Cat is having an 80s Alt-Pop Dance Night with DJ Lil’E.
  • Saturday, December 16 – Northern Faces, Owel, and DRMCTCHR are at Songbyrd.
  • Sunday, December 17 – Kim, Lopez & Talusan, and DJ Fil will be playing at Black Cat’s Rock-N-Shop Garage Sale.

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  • Wednesday, December 13 – Laura Kamoie, New York Times bestselling historical fiction author, will be leading a historical fiction talk and Q&A at Cutts-Madison House.
  • Thursday, December 14 – Head over to Politics & Prose for their Uncorked Reading Series with The Book Maven.
  • Saturday, December 16 – Join Word Beats & Life at the GALA Hispanic Theatre for the 4th Annual Youth Poetry Grand Slam.
  • Sunday, December 17 – Join Fantom Comics for their Queer Book Club as they discuss the new Batwoman Rebirth series.
  • Sunday, December 17 – Attend the A Letter to My Father book release party at Busboys and Poets.

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.