Going Out Guide: Free and Cheap


Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Stay ahead of the payroll tax increase with D.C.’s best low-cost events, attractions and happy hours

Payroll taxes are going up. Here’s a guide to our favorite cheap eats, happy hours and low-cost activities.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap, Events

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 12/17/2012

‘A Christmas Story,’ plus more free events this week

A screening of “A Christmas Story,” the music of Stan Kenton and more free events this week.

By Jess Righthand  |  09:42 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Weekend escapes for those suffering from early-onset holiday madness

The best events offer a respite from the holiday madness.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:11 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap, Misc., Museums

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Free and easy: Ugly Christmas sweaters, Ang Lee

Free this week: An ugly Christmas sweater party and an Ang Lee retrospective.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 11/19/2012

A multi-generational mariachi band, Slovenian folk-rock and more free events this week

Also free this week: A screening of the classic Judy Garland rom-com “In the Good Old Summertime” and the closing of the Fridge’s nail art exhibit.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:31 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Smokey Robinson will headline free Kennedy Center concert during inauguration weekend

The annual concert will coincide with a busy weekend of inaugural events

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:17 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap, Music | Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 11/05/2012

James Bond, election night: Free and easy

One free event for every day this week.

By Jess Righthand  |  09:45 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap, Events

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012

Free and easy: Sandy-shortened Halloween edition

Free this week: A Halloween-themed big band concert and the last chance to see Mariah Anne Johnson’s exhibition at Flashpoint.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Win tickets to the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony

The online lottery for the Dec. 6 National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony begins on Oct. 25.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:03 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Holiday, Free and Cheap

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 10/01/2012

Art on the Avenue, Fine art photography: Free and Easy

By Brandon Weigel  |  11:11 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Free admission to the Newseum, Phillips Collection, National Building Museum and more on Museum Day

More than 1,500 museums will open their doors to the public for free on Saturday, including some local sites you may not have visited.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:31 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums, Free and Cheap

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Portrait exhibit, Oktoberfest celebration: Free and Easy

The best free events this week.

By Brandon Weigel  |  10:10 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 09/17/2012

National Book Festival, Hyattsville art festival: Free & Easy

By Brandon Weigel  |  09:19 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 09/10/2012

KORUS festival, Lunchtime documentaries: Free & Easy

Our picks for the best free events this week.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:37 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Adams Morgan Day Festival, Twilight sculpture tour: Free & Easy

Our picks for the best free events during the holiday-shortened week include Adams Morgan’s annual street festival and a twilight tour of “Sculpting Outside the Lines.”

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:17 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 08/20/2012

‘Romeo and Juliet,’ Olympic trivia: Free and Easy

The best free events going on this week.

By Brandon Weigel  |  11:43 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Harlem Renaissance discussion, yoga in the park: Free and Easy

Our picks for the best free events this weekend.

By Brandon Weigel  |  11:32 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Bootleg Shakespeare, FestAfrica: Free & Easy

Our picks for the best free events this week.

By Brandon Weigel  |  11:05 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Play reading, Mid-City Dog Days: Free & Easy

Our picks for the best free events this weekend.

By Brandon Weigel  |  12:42 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 07/23/2012

‘Pride and Prejudice’ and more free events this week

By Brandon Weigel  |  11:16 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Asian festival, Sunday Funday: Free & Easy

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:12 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Fourth of July events, Humphrey Bogart film series: Free & Easy

By Brandon Weigel  |  10:14 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 06/25/2012

George Clinton, Amelia Earhart exhibit: Free & Easy

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:49 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Rum lecture, Hula dance performance: Free & Easy

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:49 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Bob Schieffer and Honky Tonk Confidential, Bloomsday: Free and Easy

Best free events: Civil War music with “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer and a marathon reading of “Ulysses.”

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:40 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 06/04/2012

John Lewis book signing, Air Force Cycling Classic: Free and Easy

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:02 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 05/21/2012

The Funk Ark, Viva Vienna!: Free and Easy

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:57 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Joint Service Open House, Buzz Bissinger: Free & Easy

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:03 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Look Up! street festival, Venus discussion: Free & Easy

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:04 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 04/30/2012

Flower Mart, Picasso documentary: Free & Easy

Going Out Guide picks the best free events this week, including Flower Mart at Washington National Cathedral and a documentary on Pablo Picasso.

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:50 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/22/2012

Free & Easy: Georgetown French Market, Maryland Day

Free events this week.

By Brandon Weigel  |  04:00 PM ET, 04/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Free & Easy: Bethesda Literary Festival, Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans

Free this week: Noted authors and book lovers descend on Bethesda Literary Festival and the St. Andrew’s Society of Washington D.C. celebrates Scottish heritage.

By Brandon Weigel  |  10:52 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 04/09/2012

‘Hunger Games’ strikes yet again at box office

Moviegoers this weekend once again spent considerably more money watching Katniss Everdeen compete in “The Hunger Games” than they did on both the “American Pie” sequel and the return of Kate and Leo in “Titanic 3D.”

By Jess Righthand  |  12:11 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Van Dyke Parks, Bluebrain and more free events this week

Free this week: Brian Wilson collaborator Van Dyke Parks performs at Millennium Stage and Ryan and Hays Holladay of Bluebrain discuss Doug Aitken’s new “Song 1” at the Hirshhorn.

By Brandon Weigel  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 04/01/2012

Pat Nixon panel discussion, Southwest Waterfront fireworks: This week’s free events

Free this week: A panel discussion on former First Lady Pat Nixon and fireworks over the Southwest Waterfront.

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:09 PM ET, 04/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Mya performs in DC Tap Fest and more arts events for April

The Washington native and former student at the Knock on Wood tap studio get back to her roots this weekend. Get the details on this event and more in these picks for March and April arts happenings.

By Erin Williams  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater, Free and Cheap, Museums, Misc.

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Free this week: Doug Aitken at the Hirshhorn and more

Free this week: the Hirshhorn gets a makeover and some lunchtime Basil Twist-inspired puppeteering.

By Jess Righthand  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/18/2012

Free and easy: Cherry blossoms, Tennessee Williams

Free this week: Writer William Jay Smith gives a reading in honor of Tennessee Williams, and cherry blossom festivities get underway in full force.

By Erica Balanc  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/11/2012

Free and easy: Free coffee Monday a.m., St. Patrick’s Day

Free this week: IKEA serves up free coffee Monday morning and St. Patrick’s Day festivities abound.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/04/2012

Free and easy: Fishbone documentary, Intersections

Free this week: a new, stylish ride along the Potomac, free concerts and Nat Geo and the tail end of the Intersections Festival.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Free & Easy: Annie Hall and stargazing

Free events the week of February 27-March 4.

By Erica Balanc  |  11:46 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap, Events

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Art in focus: ‘Frida Kahlo: Her Photos’ at Artisphere

Get a peek at the exhibition opening tonight.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events, Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/19/2012

Free & Easy: the Persian harp and ‘Pina’

Free this week: listen to the Persian harp performed at the Freer Gallery and see “Pina” in 2-D at the National Archives.

By Erica Balanc  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/12/2012

Free and Easy: Grammy-winning folk and the Iranian film festival

Free this week: catch a performance by the Carolina Chocolate Drops and the closing of the Iranian film festival.

By Erica Balanc  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/05/2012

Free and easy: Dickens turns 200, adopt a cat

Free this week: celebrate Dickens’s 200th birthday and play with irresistible cats up for adoption.

By Erica Balanc  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/29/2012

Free and easy: Super Bowl viewing, film screenings and more

Free this week: Watch the Super Bowl at Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse attend a free film screening at AFI Silver and more.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/22/2012

Free and easy: State of the Union edition

Free this week: Noam Chomsky at the University of Maryland and a State of the Union party at Ventnor.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012

Free and easy: ‘The Loving Story’ and Gertrude Stein

Free this week: “The Loving Story” screens at the Smithsonian American Art Museum before it airs on HBO this February, and the Portrait Gallery’s “Seeing Gertrude Stein” exhibit closes on Sunday.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/08/2012

Free and easy: NSO in Your Neighborhood, ‘Warhol: Shadows’

Free this week: the National Symphony Orchestra continues its performances in Columbia Heights and the Hirshhorn’s “Andy Warhol: Shadows” exhibit comes to a close.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012

Free and easy: ‘Warhol: Headlines,’ Tres Reyes

Free this week: The National Gallery’s “Warhol: Headlines” exhibition closes, and South American singer Sofia Rei graces Millennium Stage.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/26/2011

Free and easy: New Year’s edition

Free this week: A concert by Hot Club of DC at the Botanic Gardens and New Year’s Eve at one of the plushest lounges in town.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 12/18/2011

Free and easy: Present Day, Jazz jam session

Free this week: Last chance for holiday shopping and an epic jazz jam session at Millennium Stage.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Free and easy: Chris Matthews, Holiday concerts

Free this week: Chris Matthews speaks about his new book at the National Archives and holiday concerts and caroling abound.

By Jess Righthand  |  09:58 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Share your most embarrassing status update to win “e-Geaux (beta)” tickets

Win tickets to the Fringe Festival favorite by sharing your most cringe-inducing Facebook status update.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:25 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater, Free and Cheap

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Best events for kids this week

From an party with Louie the mascot to a family singalong

By Amy Orndorff  |  12:16 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap, Holiday | Tags:  Holiday 2011

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Free and easy

The holiday season gets into full swing with the Bethesda Winter Wonderland and Wolf Trap’s annual singalong.

By Stephanie Merry  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 11/20/2011

Free and easy: Thanksgiving edition

This week’s free events include the National Harbor Christmas tree lighting ceremony and fireworks, as well as holiday music in Alexandria’s Market Square.

By Jess Righthand  |  06:34 PM ET, 11/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 10/30/2011

Free and easy: Fotoweek DC and Harry Belafonte

Free this week: Fotoweek DC hosts 14 exhibitions, Harry Belafonte speaks and salsa gets spooky tonight.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 10/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/28/2011

FotoWeek DC: What to know

The weeklong photography festival is bigger than ever this year. Here’s how to navigate it.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap, Museums

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 10/23/2011

Free and easy: Halloween edition

Free this week: an emcee battle at Fillmore Silver Spring, the 25th annual High Heel Race and a slew of other Halloween excitement.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 10/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Free and easy: Kalup Linzy, Young Jeezy

Free this week: Bob Edwards at Politics and Prose, artist Kalup Linzy at the Corcoran and Young Jeezy at Howard University’s Yardfest.

By Jess Righthand  |  02:50 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 10/09/2011

Free and easy: GOG Happy Hour, Gertrude Stein

Free this week: Join the Going Out Gurus for a happy hour celebrating the launch of the new iPhone app and go see the National Portrait Gallery’s new exhibit on Gertrude Stein.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 10/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 10/02/2011

Free and easy: Taste of DC, ‘Downtown 81’

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 10/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/25/2011

Free and easy: ZestFest, Crafty Bastards

Free this week: check out solar-powered houses in West Potomac Park and get crafty at the Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/18/2011

Free and easy: DC Fashion Week, Amy Tan, National Book Festival

Free this week: DC Fashion Week kicks off with an eco fashion show, Amy Tan speaks at Fall for the Book and the National Book Festival pulls in authors from far and wide.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Next best thing to Fashion Week: Fashion’s Night Out, Nuit de la Mode

Invitation got lost the mail? Two Fashion’s Night Out events, a couple of vintage-themed swap meets and a runway show will help you get over it.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:55 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/28/2011

Free and easy: Heather Raffo, Middle Eastern Food Festival

Free this week: get an in-process glimpse of actress/playwright Heather Raffo’s new libretto and stuff yourself on Middle Eastern delicacies.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Last push for summer entertainment

Remember earlier in the summer, when you started planning your summer bucket list? Well, for better or worse, summer is coming to a close, and with it your chances to see free outdoor concerts and movies under the stars.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:35 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/21/2011

Free and easy: UkeFest, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Free this week: the much-anticipated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial opens and Strathmore goes after the Guinness World Record for largest ukukele ensemble.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/07/2011

Free and easy: Festivals galore

Free this week: the tail end of the Comcast Film Festival, the Washington International Piano Festival and a day of splashing around at the Shenandoah Riverfest.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Free ways to beat the heat

High temperatures don’t seem so bad thanks to Washington Sports Club and Sweetgreen.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap, Restaurants, Misc.

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/31/2011

Free and easy: Beauty Pill, ‘King John’

Free this week: Taffety Punk rehearses and performs Shakespeare all in one day and local rock band Beauty Pill records an album for all to see.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/24/2011

Free and easy: Title Tracks at Fort Reno, ‘Refresh’

Free this week: a free concert at Fort Reno, Jazz in the Garden and the 2nd Annual Youth Arts Festival.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/17/2011

Free and Easy: Chuck Redd, Nam June Paik

Free this week: jazz with Chuck Redd, a birthday party for the pioneer of video art and the last free Going Out Guide concert of the summer.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/03/2011

Free and easy: Independence Day, Indonesia Festival

Free this week: a fun and funky Fourth of July celebration, an Indonesian cultural festival and a free movie series at AFI Silver.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 06/30/2011

First look at Folklife

A few notes on a quick roam around the National Mall on the Folklife Festival’s first afternoon.

By David Malitz  |  03:20 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/26/2011

Free and easy: Soul Train Dance Party, Fringe preview

Free this week: Questlove DJs a dance party for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Cornel West theory appears at the Kennedy Center and the Library of Congress celebrates the centennial of Hiram Bingham’s “discovery” of Machu Picchu.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/19/2011

Free and Easy: OK Go, Strathmore summer concerts

Free events this week: Strathmore kicks off their free summer concert series and the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage celebrates their 14th anniversary with a concert by OK Go and Pomplamoose.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Celebrating Bloomsday

Around the world on June 15, James Joyce fans drink Guinness, eat liver and read some of the almost 265,000 words of Joyce’s masterpiece. Here’s where it’s happening in D.C.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:49 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap, Events, Misc.

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/12/2011

Free and Easy: Smokey Robinson, World Children’s Festival

Free this week: Smokey Robinson performs outside, Rosslyn screens the classic comedy “Trading Places” and the World Children’s Festival comes to the National Mall.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Score tickets to the Thievery Corporation DJ Set at the W Hotel

The duo will DJ a hotel ballroom this month. Here’s how you can get in.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:44 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap, Music

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/05/2011

Free and easy: Capital Pride, Enric Sala

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 05/22/2011

Free and Easy: Glee, Spike Mendelsohn

This week for free, watch the season finale of Glee on the big screen, meet the subject of recent controversy, celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn, and hear songs from local band The Sweater Set’s new album.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 05/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Getting tickets to Kennedy Center’s free OK Go show

Here’s how to score tickets to the free concert June 23.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:19 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 05/06/2011

Free and Easy: Cabaret and outdoor concerts

Two cabaret shows and the kickoff to a summer-long outdoor concert series round out a week of free events.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:52 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Peeps party with the Gurus at Whitlow’s tonight

The Going Out Gurus host a happy hour at Whitlow’s on Wilson, with food and drink specials, giveaways and Peeps.

By David Malitz  |  12:35 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap, Events

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/10/2011

Free and easy: Do the tax tango, Kronos Quartet

This week, hear from the artistic director of the Kronos Quartet, learn about western portrayals of the late 1950s “Berlin Crisis” and tango your tax worries away.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 04/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/27/2011

Free and Easy: Cherry blossoms, women in jazz

This week, see music and dance from nine Turkic countries, celebrate the cherry blossoms in full bloom and meet original members of a 1930s multiracial female jazz band.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/20/2011

Free and Easy: Cherry blossoms and Parisian crafts

This week, get advice on starting your own photography collection, make cherry blossom-themed arts and crafts at the National Building Museum and learn how Hermes’s artisans craft their high-end wares... for free!

By Jess Righthand, This week, get advice on starting your own photography collection, make cherry blossom-themed arts, crafts at the National Building Museum and learn how Hermes’s artisans craft their high-end wares... for free!  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/13/2011

Free and Easy: Romare Bearden, Thai films, David Brooks

This week, attend a lecture on collage artist Romare Bearden, watch a Thai film, and see author David Brooks speak on his new book.

By Jess Righthand  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap, Misc.