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It’s January and I don’t know about you but one of my (many) resolutions is to spend less money. I want to save that cash like I’m going to do something non-reckless and non-wild with it, instead of my usual budget planning which involves looking at my bank account balance and shrugging. To help me (and hopefully you), we’re bringing back a new and (hopefully) more useful version of our old Free Things To Do in D.C. guide.

Below, we’ve picked 5 free things happening everyday this week. From music to movies to literature to art, you deserve nothing but the best.

Monday – January 27

  • Get all your morbid questions answered at the Death Cafe at Potter’s House.
  • The Embassy of Sweden is hosting a talk on craftivism featuring crafter / writer Betsy Greer, curator at The Textile Museum Caroline Kipp and knitter Rania Hassa.
  • Or you can put those hands to work at Aslin Beer Company‘s free arcade night! To be clear, the beer isn’t free, but the games definitely are.
  • Catch a screening of Martin Scorsese’s short films with the Washington Psychotronic Film Society at Smoke & Barrel.
  • Get involved with the Funk Parade and find out what’s up at the Funk Parade Community Meeting.

Tuesday – January 28

Wednesday – January 29

  • Night of the Comet features the endlessness of space and the fun of zombies. It’s showing at Slash Run– don’t miss it.
  • Hang out with the NSO Youth Fellows at that sweet Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center.
  • BYOI (bring your own instrument) and get down at the The Pocket‘s Good Vibes Jam.
  • Pizzeria Paradiso is hosting a release party for Bell’s Hopslam Ale.
  • Like true crime? Don’t miss Emma Copely Eisenberg’s chat about her book The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia at Politics and Prose.

Thursday – January 30

  • The Goethe-Institut is hosting a screening of the movie The Murderers Are Among Us and boy that title is haunting.
  • Or you could go see Blade at A Baked Joint.
  • Conceptual artist Alex Da Corte joins chief curator of the Hirshhorn Stéphane Aquin to talk about Marcel Duchamp at (surprise) the Hirshhorn.
  • Make the best zine of your life at DC Zinefest’s Zine Lab at Mt. Pleasant Library.
  • Finish your night with Terminal Vertigo, Triple Bunkbed and Fuzz Voyage at Slash Run.

Friday – January 31

  • Head to the National Museum of Asian Art for a screening of Gholam and a discussion with the director Mitra Tabrizian.
  • sPACYcLOUd is hosting an art party in honor of Henryd’s first solo art show. Go soak up some art.
  • Speaking of art, Carly Harvey and Pree will be performing in the Luce.
  • Dance your way back into the early 2000s at DC9‘s mr Brightside party.
  • Wet Dog Tavern is celebrating their third anniversary with an open bar.

Saturday – February 1

  • Catch Shimmer, Asesinato and Holographic at Chill Factory. If you have some spare cash, there is a $10 suggested donation.
  • Peruvian Brothers are celebrating their opening at La Cosecha with food tastings, pisco sour slushie samples, music, dancing and more.
  • The Smithsonian American Art Museum is throwing a family friendly Lunar New Year celebration.
  • Dance the night away at U Street Music Hall‘s Werk Ethic, an 80s / 90s techno dance party.

Sunday – February 2

  • It’s your last day to check out the sick winter lanterns at The REACH.
  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts is waiving admission fee today. Immerse yourself in some wonderful art.
  • Slow Crush and Grivo are ate Songbyrd. If you have some spare cash, there is a $12 suggested donation.
  • Brunch your way through a screening of Casablanca at Slash Run.
  • Watching The Big Game is always an option if you have a friend who has cable.

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