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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/06/2011

Free and easy: Dean and Britta, holiday shopping


Dean and Britta come to the National Gallery of Art Saturday to play a show against the backdrop of Andy Warhol's screen tests. (Michael Lavine)
Free this week: Dean and Britta play at the National Gallery of Art and eclectic holiday shopping opportunities abound.

Monday

Fotoweek at the Corcoran

The Corcoran offers free admission during FotoWeek DC, even on Monday and Tuesday, the days the gallery is usually closed to the public. Take advantage of the opportunity to see the current “30 Americans” exhibit.

Tuesday

Chamber Jazz

School’s in full swing, so why not take advantage of all the local talent the area’s universities have to offer? On Tuesday, the University of Maryland student jazz combos perform a program of intimate chamber works for a show that’s free and open to the public.

Wednesday

Printing press

Searching for the best way to self-publish that novel you’ve had boxed up for too long? You may be in luck. Politics and Prose Bookstore has acquired an on-demand printing machine. It prints, binds and trims paperbacks in minutes. See a demo on site and talk to experts about the printer’s capacities.

Thursday

Czech Christmas Market

It’s officially November. Kick off your holiday shopping with the kind of retail experience you might only find here in the nation’s capital. On Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, the Embassy of the Czech Republic opens its doors for a holiday sale. Find ornaments, CDs, crystal and samples of pastries and mulled wine.

Friday

Veteran’s Day

Honor the country’s veterans in a more literary way this year. The United States Navy Memorial hosts a wreath-laying ceremony and a talk by Dwight Jon Zimmerman and John D. Gresham, authors of the book “Uncommon Valor: The Medal of Honor and the Six Warriors Who Earned It in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

SATURDAY

Dean and Britta at National Gallery

Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips (otherwise known as Dean and Britta), formerly of the band Luna, make their D.C. debut with a concert against a backdrop of silent screen tests by Andy Warhol. The concert is in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit, “Warhol: Headlines.”

SUNDAY

Tony Ballog

Tony Ballog is a Gypsy jazz violinist, with a sound that translates from jazz to folk to classical music. On Sunday, bring your dancing shoes for a show that will be geared towards swing music.

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