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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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  • Wednesday, May 3 – Suns is screening District 9 and if you haven’t seen it you need to correct that immediately. That movie is fantastic.
  • Thursday, May 4 – The Georgetown Library is celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month with a screening of Mongol.
  • Thursday, May 4 – Go back to Suns Cinema to catch Contact! Mathew Mcconaughey plays a sexy priest and Jodie Foster plays a sexy scientist!
  • Thursday, May 4 – Head on over to the Shaw Library to see The Force Awakens.
  • Friday, May 5 – Starship Troopers is screening at Suns.
  • Saturday, May 6 – Watch Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence get romantic on a space ship at the Mount Pleasant Library.
  • Saturday, May 6 – We know there is a lot going on this weekend (especially on Saturday) but you should maybe skip all of it and go see The Fifth Element at Suns.
  • Saturday, May 6 – Go see some experimental animation at NGA.
  • Sunday, May 7 – Get your fill of killer robots and monkeys at Suns screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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  • Tuesday, May 2 – Jimmy Johns is selling $1 sandwiches today because it’s Customer Appreciation Day or something.
  • Tuesday, May 2 – 惡AI意, Long Knife and Rashomon are playing at Slash Run.
  • Wednesday, May 3 – Slash Run is hosting another Casa Ruby benefit! This time Claw, Bidet and Narrow Grave will be performing.
  • Thursday, May 4 – Go see Multi Cult, Será and Virginia Creep at Slash Run.
  • Friday, May 5 – Lululemon is celebrating their grand re-opening in Georgetown with an open bar, performances by Furniteur and DJ Rhome plus contortionists, a tarot reader, and more! It’s going to be amazing and you need to be there.
  • Friday, May 5 – Dance with the Qrew at Songbyrd.
  • Friday, May 5 – Near Northeast is releasing their new album at St. Stephen.
  • Friday, May 5 – You, Me, Them, Everybody is back at Wonderland! Go hang out with BYT editor Brandon Wetherbee and some excellent local comics.
  • Friday, May 5 – Sir E.U, Crue, Moody, Beardless, Odd Mojo, and King Willow are at the commune.
  • Friday, May 5 – Stop by Dew Drop to catch Dangers, Friend Roulette and Impressionist.
  • Saturday, May 6 – It’s Funk Parade day! Go join the Funk Parade!
  • Saturday, May 6 – Suns is throwing their one year anniversary party!
  • Saturday, May 6 – Swing by the Black Cat to dance to some funk, disco and soul at Heavy Rotation.
  • Saturday, May 6 – The official Funk Parade show is at DC9! It’s first come first served! OHMS 8 Band and Backbeat Underground will be playing.
  • Saturday, May 6 – Go watch some chihuahua’s run at The Wharf.
  • Saturday, May 6 – Dance the night away to DC9‘s Butch Queen.
  • Saturday, May 6 – Hit up U Hall‘s Funk Parade showcase after the parade.
  • Saturday, May 6 – Go dance along with the Glow End Theory at Velvet Lounge.
  • Sunday, May 7 It’s Gay Day at the Zoo!
  • Sunday, May 7 – La Misa Negra is at Tropicalia if you want to dance.
  • Sunday, May 7 – Free Community Day is back at National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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  • Wednesday, May 3 – Hear Fab 5 Freddy talk with Vikki Tobak at Hyphen.
  • Thursday, May 4 – Civilian Art Projects is bringing together Damon Krukowski and Ian Svenonius to talk about music.
  • Friday, May 5 – It’s first Friday at Hillyer! Go check out art from Julie Wills and Joseph Crawford Pile.
  • Friday, May 5 – Saturday, May 6 – The Annual Flower Mart is back at the National Cathedral. Buy your loved ones some flowers. Buy yourself some flowers.
  • Sunday, May 7 – Learn all about culinary history at the U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center.

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.