Your vacation, while ill-timed, is still salvageable.
Furloughed? Get free tickets to see Big Boi, Take 6 or Alice Russell.
What shutdown? Plenty of venues are offering worthwhile pursuits while much of the city is shuttered.
Temporarily jobless? Check out one of these movies -- with free popcorn at several area theaters.
The club's "Affordable Ticket Act" offers deals for nine upcoming concerts, including Chazz Palmineri's one-man show and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.
The Frederick brewery offers government workers free tours and free beers during the shutdown.
Head to private collections and local galleries for a weekday diversion during the government shutdown.
When your friends are at work, there are plenty of ways to stay busy.
Many major museums and attractions close during a government shutdown, but there are alternatives to all the popular attractions.
You can't take your little ones to the Smithsonian. You can't hit Glen Echo or the zoo. So here are alternatives to make this time fun.