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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, September 25 – The Chevy Chase Library is screening Silent Running.
  • Tuesday, September 26Songbyrd is allowing viewers to pick the film they want to see
  • Tuesday, September 26 – Catch S.C.U.M Club at Suns.
  • Wednesday, September 27Neruda is playing at the West End Library.
  • Wednesday, September 27 – Check out Cocalero at Suns.
  • Thursday, September 28West End is screening Pan’s Labyrinth.
  • Thursday, September 28 – Watch The Last Elvis at Suns.
  • Thursday, September 28 – Catch a screening of The Wailing at the Korean Cultural Center.
  • Friday, September 30NGA is screening a compilation of restored animation including Pianissimo, Frank Film, Pencil Booklings, and more.
  • Friday, Septemeber 30 – Come back to NGA for a screening of Pacific Coast Highway: Restored California Psychedelia.
  • Saturday, September 30 – Catch The Mummy at the Mt. Pleasant Library.
  • Sunday, October 1NGA is having a double feature of La Libertad and The Human Surge.

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  • Monday, September 25 – Catch Katie Von Schleicher and Poppy Patica at Songbyrd.
  • Wednesday, September 27 – Be sure to check out Solardo & Latmun at U Street.
  • Wednesday, September 27Union Drinkery wants to celebrate its 1st anniversary with you
  • Thursday, September 28 – Stop by U Street and check out Two Owls.
  • Thursday, September 28 – It’s Oktoberfest in September at Dacha Beer Garden
  • Thursday, September 28 – In the mood for a sing-along? Join A People’s Choir at DC9.
  • Friday, September 29Slash Run is having a benefit concert for Sanctuary DMV.
  • Friday, September 29 – Weller, Kississippi, and Forever Crush are at Comet.
  • Friday, September 29 – Join DC9‘s Liberation Dance Party with DJ Bill Spieler.
  • Friday, September 29 – Get tickets early to see Oliver at U Street.
  • Friday, September 29Songbyrd’s new music Friday is closing out September with Wolf Alice.
  • Friday, September 29 – Invisible Knapsack is hosting it’s third improv comedy show at Potter’s House.
  • Saturday, September 30 – Heavy Rotation’s show at Black Cat is free before 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 30 – The African American History and Culture Museum is featuring poetry and performances by a number of Afro-Latino artists.
  • Saturday, September 30 – DJ Pierre is at U Street.
  • Saturday, September 30 – Celebrate the diversity and impact of co-op businesses on the National Mall
  • Sunday, October 1 – Head over to Black Cat and catch Mock Identity.
  • Sunday, October 1 – Complete with live music, food and shopping, you don’t want to miss the Takoma Park Street Festival
  • Sunday, October 1 – Johnny Grave, Busman’s Holiday and Lauren Calve are at Bathtub Republic
  • Sunday, October 1Republic Restoratives is inviting you to sample some Fall spirits
  • Sunday, October 1 – Get your holiday shopping started early with DC’s first Big Gay Flea

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  • Monday, September 25 – William Taubman talks about his Pulitzer Prize winning novel Khrushchev: The Man and His Era at Politics and Prose.
  • Monday, September 25 – Sofi Oksanen will be at Kramerbooks discussing her novel, Norma.
  • Tuesday, September 26 – The African American Museum is holding a panel with surviving members of the Little Rock Nine to reflect on their monumental movement 60 years later.
  • Tuesday, September 26 – Sigrid Rausing is at Politics and Prose discussing her third book, Mayhem: A Memoir.
  • Tuesday, September 26Kramerbooks is having Kevin Peraino to talk about his timely book, A Force So Swift.
  • Tuesday, September 26 – Discuss the First Amendment with Lata Nott, executive director of the Newseum First Amendment Center at the Northeast Library.
  • Wednesday, September 27 – Michael Korda talks about his novel Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory at Politics and Prose.
  • Thursday, September 28 – Jennet Conant is at Politics and Prose discussing her researched biography about her grandfather, Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist.
  • Thursday, September 28 – Bhu Srinivasan is discussing Americana, a novel about the 400-year history of American capitalism, at Kramerbooks.
  • Friday, September 29 – Mark Bray is set to give a fascinating talk on his book Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook at Politics and Prose.
  • Saturday, September 30 – Andrea Jarrell is at Politics and Prose discussing her powerful memoir, I’m the One Who Got Away: A Memoir.
  • Saturday, September 30 – Experience the best of Russian culture at the Annual Russian Bazaar
  • Saturday, September 30 – Derek S. Hyra is discussing his novel Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City at Politics and Prose.
  • Sunday, October 1Arts x Action Night at North Columbia Heights Green is bringing together local artists and social justice organizations

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.

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