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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, November 7 – See the all kid movie Hawk Jones at Suns Cinema.
  • Wednesday, November 8 – Catch Nina Simone: Live in ’65 and ’68 at the Southwest Library.
  • Wednesday, November 8 – Woman Crush Wednesday is taking over Suns Cinema and screening Bound.
  • Thursday, November 9 – Make your way over to Sankofa Books and see What Happened 2 Chocolate City.
  • Friday, November 10 – Need more noir? Head back to Suns and see Blood Simple.
  • Saturday, November 11 – Catch some weird shorts at NGA like The Genome Chronicles and other stuff.
  • Sunday, November 12 – And then end your weekend with a chill screening of The Big Sleep.

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  • Tuesday, November 7 – Head to Black Cat to catch Joey Sprinkles, Brick Top and Collider.
  • Tuesday, November 7 – Strange Ranger, Max Gowan and Lake Anna are at Slash Run.
  • Wednesday, November 8 – Need more tunes? Go back to Black Cat to see Space Captain, Peyote Pilgrim and Mr. Daywalker. All of these names are good.
  • Thursday, November 9 – Make your way to 453 to catch Tosser’s first show, plus Boon, Snowhaus and blkflk.
  • Thursday, November 9 – Sun Parade and Venn are at Black Cat.
  • Friday, November 10 – Go back to Slash Run to see Tölva, Derider, Another Heaven and Double Grave.
  • Saturday, November 11 – Take a friend to Shouk and they’ll eat for free! All you have to do is order one pita, bowl or salad and your pal will get one too.
  • Saturday, November 11 – REI is throwing a Pray 4 Snow party. There’s gonna be beer, a vintage snow suit fashion show, vendor giveaways and so much more.
  • Saturday, November 11 – Cinema Hearts, a band we like, is playing on the Mall as a part of Catharsis on the National Mall.
  • Saturday, November 11 – The commune at 1605 is hosting a noise show, if you’re into that.
  • Saturday, November 11 – The ☆ ☆ ☆ Y2K ☆ ☆ ☆ dance party is at DC9. I’m very into the title.
  • Saturday, November 11 – Bleary Eyed, Junipur, Dream Wave and Lavender are at Above the Bayou.
  • Saturday, November 11 – Check out Woosung Alice, Future Twin, BLED and Aerial View at Bathtub Republic.
  • Saturday, November 11 – Your favorite local brewery, Atlas Brew Works, is hosting a show with Tomb Mold, Taphos Nomos, Ilsa and Left Cross.
  • Saturday, November 11 – The Coven is back at Ten Tigers.
  • Sunday, November 12 – Falls Church Fest is happening! Go see bands like False Accusations and Hydra Kill!
  • Sunday, November 12 – Cotton & Reed is celebrating their first birthday! Happy birthday local rum!
  • Sunday, November 12 – And El Tamarindo is celebration the 2nd Annual National Pupusa Day. Go get drunk and then eat pupusas.
  • Sunday, November 12 – Or head to Comet Ping Pong and catch No Age and Psychic Subcreatures.

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  • Wednesday, November 8 – Check out Politics & Prose’s new Wharf location and hear Chris Myers and George Derek Musgrove talk about their book Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital.
  • Thursday, November 9 – Evening at the Edge are back at NGA.
  • Friday, November 10 – Head to the National Press Club for the 40th Annual Book Fair.
  • Friday, November 10 – Or you could listen to this guy talk about cats.
  • Sunday, November 12 – The Black Cat is hosting a book release party for Pinball Wizards: Jackpots, Drains, and The Cult of The Silver Ball.

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.