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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, May 9 – Head to Suns Cinema to catch Moonwalk One.
  • Thursday, May 11 – Get your black and white movie fix at Suns’ screening of The Day The Earth Stood Still.
  • Friday, May 12 – Catch the sexxxy astronaut flick, Barbarella, at Suns.
  • Saturday, May 13 – Swing by NGA to see The Fixer a Romanian film that sounds pretty damn good.
  • Saturday, May 13 – Flash Gordon is playing at Suns!
  • Sunday, May 14 – Go back to NGA for more Romanian cinema, this time a screening of Sieranevada.
  • Sunday, May 14 – Finish off your week with a screening of Space Is The Place at Suns.

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  • Tuesday, May 9 – Swing by the Black Cat for a Lazy K listening party.
  • Wednesday, May 10 – Noise Nomads, Desiccant, Sharlyn Evertsz, and Kagami are at Rhizome. It’s a cool place!
  • Wednesday, May 10 – Serpents of Secrecy, Tone and Seasick Gladiator are at Black Cat.
  • Thursday, May 11 – Airline Andouille is celebrating their album release at 453. They’ll be joined by Two Inch Astronaut, Quilt Monsters, and Aggressive Pedestrian.
  • Thursday, May 11 – See some cool Michigan bands at Bossa Bistro.
  • Friday, May 12 – One of our favorite local bands, Puff Pieces is playing with Street Eaters and Broken Grids in Brentwood.
  • Friday, May 12 – Head to Marble House to catch Young Scum, Lance Bangs, Rat Pack, Palette and Valencia.
  • Friday, May 12 – Hit up Drugs of Faith, Eaten, Feedback Psychosis, Malevich and Black Dominia at 16th Street House.
  • Friday, May 12 – Punk Rock Karaoke is back! Go sing with some strangers.
  • Friday, May 12 – Red Onion Records is hosting Curved Light, Anthony Pirog and Ian McColm.
  • Saturday, May 13 – Mixtape is at DC9! Go party with Shea Van Horn.
  • Saturday, May 13 – Stop by Bathtub Republic to catch Airhead, Kid Claws, The Electric Grandmother and Lorenzo’s Oil (what a movie!)
  • Saturday, May 13 – Go see Pastel release their EP with Eliza, Akiro and Friká at The Commune at 1605.
  • Saturday, May 13 – Jessica Knight and Cassie Staub of Looming will be performing with The Goodby Party at Hot Tub House.
  • Sunday, May 14 – Light Room, Lunamvtic and Keeper are at The Pinch.
  • Sunday, May 14 – Songbyrd‘s Classic Album Sunday is all about OK Computer.

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  • Tuesday, May 9 – It’s FREE CONE DAY AT HAAGEN-DAZS. Go get your cone.
  • Tuesday, May 9 – D. Watkins is talking about his book The Cook Up at Busboys & Poets.
  • Wednesday, May 10 – Politics & Prose is throwing a release party for the Pantsuit Nation book.
  • Wednesday, May 10 – Hear Scott Simon talk about his love for the Cubs at Politics & Prose.
  • Friday, May 12 – Check out the opening reception for Victor Ekpuk’s These Moments at Morton Fine Art.

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.