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You’ve blown your summer budget, and there’s still a month to go. Don’t sweat it. We’ve rounded up fun stuff to do for every day in August — and it won’t cost you a penny.

Go to one of D.C.’s many free open mic comedy nights, and you’re likely to get more than you paid for. Mixed in among the retrograde groaners are absurdist flights of fancy, thoughtful social commentary and bon mots worthy of their own Comedy Central specials. Not enjoying yourself? Take a trip to the bar or bathroom, and a new comic will have the mic by the time you return.

For those interested in continued education on the cheap, here's a list of some of the area’s most engaging and enlightening classes you can take for free

Let your conscience be your price guide at these attractions, which suggest but don't enforce donations.

When you’ve been running one of the most popular free activities in Washington for 25 years, there’s only one thing to do: Do it more.

Oppenheimer knew from the beginning that he would make a pair of films for this project.

A few hours before sunset every summer Saturday and Sunday, a retro roller skating party breaks out at Anacostia Park. The best part? Skating and skate rentals are totally free.

There are ample opportunities to see the all-1990s cover band for free in the next several weeks.

There are plenty of movie characters who would very much enjoy this special Free Issue of Weekend Pass — thrifty folks who can pinch a penny so hard Lincoln starts screaming.

Following some soul searching prompted by a layoff from Living Social in 2012, multiple mentorships at artisanal ice cream shops in New York and drawn-out building delays on the truck, Westray Paul will serve his ice cream to the masses.

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