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

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


Watch New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning face off against the Patriots for free at Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse Sunday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez - AP)
Free this week: Watch the Super Bowl at Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse, attend a free film screening at AFI Silver and more.

Monday

Best of INPUT 2011: “Village Without Women

Each year, public broadcasters submit more than 1,000 programs to INPUT, the International Public Television Screening Conference. On Monday, AFI Silver screens one of the top selections, “Village Without Women,” which chronicles the trials and tribulations of Serbian brothers trying to keep their tiny village from dying.  

Tuesday

Paul Dresher

Not only is Paul Dresher a reknowned composer and musician, but he also makes some of his instruments by hand. He performs at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and discusses how he creates his instruments. 

Wednesday

Live ‘N’ Tronic

Nexgen Music brings together musicians, DJs and producers for a night of music and dancing at U Street Music Hall. Featured artists include TiNiN, DJ sPm, Jahny Aleus and Affectionate Grooves.

Free for age 21 and older, $5 for ages 18-20.

Thursday

Naomi Benaron

Author Naomi Benaron, a teacher at Pima Community College and with the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, reads from her new novel, “Running the Rift,” about a young Rwandan runner caught in the Hutu-Tutsi conflict. The novel recently was awarded the Bellwether Prize for Fiction. 

Friday

Last chance: “Dan Tulk, Lines and Shadows

Artist Dan Tulk’s work uses everyday objects and inexpensive materials to create sculptural installations that emphasize simplicity and the fragility of nature. An exhibit in memory of the artist — who was killed in an accident last year — closes Friday.

Saturday

Black History Family Day

The National Portrait Gallery hosts an all-out, family-friendly Black History Month bash, complete with performances by the Taratibu Youth Association and local bluesman Warner Williams, as well as tours of the “Black List” exhibit.

Sunday

Super Bowl XLVI

Don’t let the thought of another Super Bowl without any local teams get you down. Head to Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse, where the game will be shown for free on the big screen. Table service makes it easy to toast to victory (or drown your sorrows).

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