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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, November 27 —Marvelous Movie Monday is back with High Fidelity at the Chevy Chase Library.
  • Tuesday, November 28 — Show your Hitchcock love with a screening of Dial M For Murder at Suns Cinema.
  • Tuesday, November 28 — Head to Songbyrd for a showing of the original Ghost in the Shell with DJ 2-Tone Jones spinning a hip-hop and soul blend for the ultimate film experience.
  • Wednesday, November 29 — What do you get when you cross a Wes Anderson movie with Polish cinema? Find out with The Happiness of the World at The Avalon Theater.
  • Wednesday, November 29 — Landmark’s West End Cinema is showing The Women three times in a row. You should catch one.
  • Thursday, November 30 — Channel your inner French movie star with Rififi at Suns.
  • Thursday, November 30 —Head over to Mt. Pleasant Library to see Atomic Blonde.
  • Thursday, November 30 — Catch an early evening showing of The Blue Angel at the National Portrait Gallery.
  • Friday, December 1 — In honor of World Aids Day, D.C.’s Human Rights Campaign chapter is hosting a viewing of After Louie.
  • Friday, December 1 — Catch Trading Places at Suns.
  • Saturday, December 2 — Get in the holiday spirit with a screening of The Polar Express at the National Museum of American History.
  • Saturday, December 2 — In case Polar Express isn’t your cup of tea, A Christmas Carol is playing at National Harbor.
  • Sunday, December 3 — Watch Johnny Depp be all kinds of genius in Edward Scissorhands at Suns.

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  • Monday, November 27 — Pathways to Housing D.C. is hosting a benefit concert at DC9 with The Sniffs, Small Time Thieves, the Grey A, and DJ Jprez.
  • Tuesday, November 28 — Protester, Unified Right, Substance, and Nosebleed are playing at Comet for Fantasy World 7.
  • Tuesday, November 28 — Sing your heart out at A People’s Choir DC at DC9.
  • Wednesday, November 29 — Catch three D.C. bands, Dot Dash, Bottled Up, and Yesferatu, at Black Cat.
  • Thursday, November 30 — Grace Vonderkuhn, Rom, and Femme Flag are at 453 and it’s going to be awesome.
  • Thursday, November 30 — Enjoy a free party gift when you RSVP to Stairave to Heaven at Manor DC.
  • Thursday, November 30 — NUEX plays the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center.
  • Thursday, November 30 — Go see CupcakKe at U Street so we can live vicariously through you.
  • Friday, December 1 — You, Me, Them, Everybody Live turns 9 at The Wonderland Ballroom with guests Alexandra Petri, Kevin Tit, Haywood Turnipseed Jr and Cinema Hearts’ Caroline Weinroth.
  • Friday, December 1 — Catch an early show with Puff Pieces, Snake Union, and Millionraces at Rhizome.
  • Saturday, December 2 — Above the Bayou is hosting The Obsessives, Harmony Woods, Bug Love, and James and the Giant Peach.
  • Saturday, December 2 — Bass Mayhem is with Drakoulias and Kraftcheez at Black Cat.
  • Saturday, December 2 — BBC (the band, not the news outlet), Punktual, Jarvis, and Toward Space are playing at The Commune.
  • Sunday, December 3 — Rhizome is hosting a hurricane relief show in the afternoon.

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  • Tuesday, November 28 — Check out the Nuclear Weapons Panel at the National Cathedral to figure out what the heck is going on around the world. And feel helpless.
  • Tuesday, November 28 — Come into the 21st century with Greta Van Susteren as she teaches you everything you need to know about social media at Politics and Prose at the Wharf. We learn all of our best social media practices from 63-year-olds.
  • Wednesday, November 29 —Susie Moore discusses her novel What if it Does Work Out? at Kramerbooks.
  • Thursday, November 30 — Head to the White House to view the presentation of the 95th National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
  • Saturday, December 2 — The National Museum of American History is hosting a Holiday Festival with food, history demonstrations, book signings, and more.
  • Sunday, December 3 — Does anything sound better than an Embassy Row Chocolate Tour through Dupont?
  • Sunday, December 3 — Since you’ll already be spending your Sunday on the couch, you might as well do it with Dr. Nathan Kravis 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.