Furloughed? Get free tickets to see Big Boi, Take 6 or Alice Russell at the Howard

October 2, 2013
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See Big Boi for free tonight at the Howard Theatre when you show a government ID at the box office. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Last night, we wrote about the 9:30 Club's buy-one, get-one-free ticket deal. Now the Howard Theatre is going one better: Government employees can receive free admission to every concert through Saturday when they show a valid ID at the box office.

The lineup includes Big Boi of Outkast with Killa Mike, Fishawk and Renegade tonight; two shows by vocal group Take 6 on Friday (7:30 and 10:30 p.m.); and funk soul singer Alice Russell on Saturday.

A government ID is also good for half-price tickets to Sunday's concert with Rufus and Sly Stone.

Space is obviously limited: Once the venue is full, no more tickets will be given away, so arrive on the early side. It's a good chance to get to know some of the restaurants and bars within walking distance of the Howard. Thirsty? Shaw's Tavern is offering those with government ID $2 draft beers and wine from 5 p.m. to close.

Fritz Hahn has covered bars, drinks and nightlife for the Washington Post Weekend Section since 2003, but he also writes about everything from Civil War battlefields to sailing classes. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.
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