Free and Almost Free Things To Do In D.C.
samanthacooper | Nov 13, 2017 | 12:00PM |

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, November 13 – The Chevy Chase Library is screening Reflections in a Golden Eye.
  • Tuesday, November 14 – See Finding Vivian Maier at Suns courtesy of FotoWeekDC.
  • Wednesday, November 15 – Catch Saving Face at Black Cat as part of their Queer Girl Movie Night.
  • Wednesday, November 15Georgetown University is hosting a screening of Gaza in Context.
  • Wednesday, November 15 – Head back to Suns to see Cameraperson, also brought to you by FotoWeekDC.
  • Wednesday, November 15 – The GW Law Library is screening My Cousing Vinny.
  • Thursday, November 16 – Watch Pictures from a Revolution at the Leica Store.
  • Thursday, November 16 – Catch Branded to Kill at Suns.
  • Friday, November 17 – Head over to the Smithsonian to see a special showing of Come, Together as part of the Korean Film Festival DC 2017.
  • Friday, November 17 – Swoon over Kyle Maclachlan at Suns screening of Blue Velvet.
  • Saturday, November 18 – Watch The Driver at Suns Cinema.
  • Sunday, November 19 – Catch A Quiet Dream at the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries.
  • Sunday, November 19Suns is screening Double Indemnity. It’s a goodie!
  • Sunday, November 19NGA is holding a screening of Immortality for All: A Film Trilogy on Russian Cosmism.

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  • Monday, November 13 – Foul Swoops is with Aquarian Blood and Glue Factory at Black Cat.
  • Monday, November 13 – The Safari Room is showcasing NY electronic solo artist Kiri T. with Mic Raygun and HoneyChrome.
  • Monday, November 13 – Casper Skulls, Bottled Up, and Kid Claws are playing at Comet Ping Pong.
  • Tuesday, November 14 – Merge Records is hosting a listening party at Songbyrd.
  • Wednesday, November 15DC9 is hosting Soccer Mommy and Julian.
  • Wednesday, November 15 – Laugh Buzz Comedy is hosting a Comedy Night at Brass Monkey.
  • Wednesday, November 15 – Guerilla Toss, PC Worship, and Mock Identity are at Comet.
  • Thursday, November 16 – Catch a free preview of A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre.
  • Thursday, November 16 – It’s comedy night at The Bier Baron Tavern.
  • Friday, November 17 – Wear a wig and dance to disco at DC9.
  • Friday, November 17 – Head over to Comet to hear Rocket City Riot, Radar, and Stereoriots.
  • Saturday, November 18 – Go back in time at Black Cat’s 2000’s Indie Dance Party.
  • Saturday, November 18 – Backstreet’s back alright at DC9’s 90s Dance Party.
  • Sunday, November 19 – Mantra Percussion is at NGA.
  • Sunday, November 19 – Enjoy some improv at Emergence Community Arts Collective.

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  • Monday, November 13 – John Banville is at Politics & Prose discussing his latest novel, Mrs. Osmond.
  • Monday, November 13 – The Smithsonian American Art Museum is partnering with FotoWeek DC to bring you Nat Geo photographer Jodi Cobb.
  • Tuesday, November 14 – Maya Jasanoff speaks about her novel The Dawn Watch: Joeseph Conrad in a Global World at Politics & Prose.
  • Tuesday, November 14 – The Capital Fringe Trinidad Theatre is having a Reading to Fight Hate.
  • Wednesday, November 15 – Beryl A. Radin discusses Leaving South Dakota at Kramerbooks.
  • Thursday, November 16 – Elizabeth Rosner is at Kramerbooks talking about her encounters with concentration camps in her novel Survivor Cafe.
  • Friday, November 17 – Theo Emery is at The Wharf discussing Hellfire Boys.
  • Saturday, November 18 – Abigail Marsh converses with Barbara Bradley Hagerty about emotions and the psyche at Politics & Prose.
  • Saturday, November 18NGA opens its annual ice skating rink for the winter season with FREE hot chocolate throughout the opening weekend.
  • Sunday, November 19Politics & Prose is having Lauren-Brooke Eisen talk about her novel Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration.
  • Sunday, November 19 – Beverly Louise Brown discusses Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice? at NGA.

Head to FotoWeekDC to get a full listing of all of the awesome (and free!) events happening this week.

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.