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Here we focus exclusively on the cheapest YET most satisfying entertainment to be found around D.C. 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, July 18 – Danielle Vu is presenting your fave romantic comedy, Sid & Nancy at Suns Cinema.
  • Wednesday, July 19 – If you’re more interested in a come and go type movie atmosphere, catch Our Latin Thing at Suns.
  • Wednesday, July 19 – Learn about post-modern dance at the NGA‘s screening of In the Steps of Trisha Brown.
  • Friday, July 21 – Or catch the amazing looking Phantom of the Paradise.
  • Saturday, July 22 – Bored? Don’t have plans? Hit up House of Bamboo at NGA.
  • Sunday, July 23 – Maybe learn some stuff about the French Revolution at Jefferson In Paris.
  • Sunday, July 23 – In more of a doc mood? Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is playing at Hirshhorn.


  • Monday, July 17 – Into outdoor shows? Teen Mortgage, Dissonance and Tubefreeks are at Fort Reno.
  • Monday, July 17 – Or maybe see Julian, Dandelion Hunter and L’ortolan at Dew Drop.
  • Monday, July 17 – Or or, head to Bathtub Republic to see Oshwa, Stronger Sex and Tony Kill.
  • Tuesday, July 18 – Count Vaseline, Two Inch Astronaut and Western Star take over the Black Cat.
  • Wednesday, July 19 – Ultimate Painting and Dot Dash are playing DC9! Party it up on a Wednesday.
  • Wednesday, July 19 – Honey, Company Calls and Yesferatu are at the Black Cat Backstage. I can’t get over how much I like the name Yesferatu.
  • Wednesday, July 19 – Bossa is hosting Spookstina for a night of sweet sweet drone sounds.
  • Thursday, July 20 – Catch Bitter Medicine, The Southern Ocean and Data Recovery Project at Fort Reno.
  • Friday, July 21 – Your favorite College Park house venue, The Void, is hosting a show featuring Near Northeast, Him Horrison, Dylan Dunlap and Boatwater.
  • Friday, July 21 – Get pizza and listen to some serious psychedelic music at Comet.
  • Friday, July 21 – Truckeroo is back! Go eat out of cars.
  • Saturday, July 22 – Come party with us at REI’s Skillet Battle! It’s going to be weird and fun!
  • Sunday, July 23 – See Icelandic band Dauðyflin at Slash Run! They came so far! Buy them a burger!

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  • Monday, July 17 – Dive into Fiona Barton’s murder mystery The Child at Politics & Prose.
  • Wednesday, July 19 – David Daley talks about his book Ratf**ked at Kramerbooks. How do you pronounce censored titles?
  • Thursday, July 20 – Hang out with Angela J. Davis at Politics & Prose!
  • Thursday, July 20 – Throw away all of your history books and catch Carl Cannon talk about On This Date at Kramerbooks.

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.