The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do for every day of the week.

HANDOUT IMAGE: Sal Veder, Burst of Joy, Travis Air Force Base, California, March 17, 1973, gelatin silver print, Tonnemacher Family Collection. © Associated Press. (credit: Sal Veder/Associated Press)
Sal Veder, Burst of Joy, Travis Air Force Base, California, March 17, 1973, gelatin silver print, Tonnemacher Family Collection. Part of the Corcoran Gallery of Art's "War/Photography" exhibition. (credit: Sal Veder/Associated Press)


The Art and Style of Graphic Novels

Graphic novel lovers will enjoy this Politics and Prose panel discussion featuring authors Gene Luen Yang ("American Born Chinese"), Laura Lee Gulledge ("Will & Whit"), Rutu Modan ("Maya Makes a Mess") and Matt Phelan ("Bluffton"). The discussion will be moderated by NPR contributor Glen Weldon, the "unauthor" of "Superman: The Unauthorized Biography."

7 p.m. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

Chaos Cooking

Tired of eating at the same, old fusion pop-up restaurant/food truck? Need something exciting? Register for Chaos Cooking so you can be invited to a secret location where you and a few strangers meet up with recipes and ingredients in hand, and then cook dinner for the entire group. This is the stuff good stories are made of.

8 p.m. Location revealed upon registration. Registration required.

War/Photography Response: Poetry Night

Presented in conjunction with the Corcoran Gallery of Art's "War/Photography" exhibition, this free performance features spoken word and poetry by local activists, writers and journalists as well as Corcoran students, faculty and alumni.

6 p.m. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700.

Blue Moon Harvest Moon Celebration

Ready for fall? On the night of the harvest moon, swing by Carriage House bar and restaurant in Adams Morgan between 7 and 9 p.m. to pick up a free sample of Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale.

7 p.m. Carriage House, 2333 18th St. NW. 202-817-3255.

D.C. Teen Design Fair

D.C. area teens interested in pursuing fashion careers should register for the D.C. Teen Design Fair at the International Gallery. Presented by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the event will allow teens to snag giveaways and speak with designers working in fashion, graphic design, architecture, product design and more. Plus, "Project Runway's" Tim Gunn will be there for the Design Careers Challenge.

8:30 a.m. International Gallery 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. Registration and parent consent form required.

Day of the Dog Festival

Dog lovers can bring their pooches to the Congressional Cemetery for a day of games, shopping and live music. Known not only for historic grave sites, but also as one of the best spots to walk dogs in the city, there will also be on-site pet adoptions, demonstrations and a costume contest. Typically, only members of the K9 Corps group are permitted to walk dogs here – this is the chance for you and your pooch to try it out.

10 a.m. Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St. SE. 202-543-0539.

'Le Joli Mai'

Kick back and take in a screening of Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme's 1963 documentary "Le Joli Mai." Filmed near the end of the Algerian War, the film consists of on-the-street interviews on "the meaning of happiness." Part of the National Gallery of Art's "From Vault to Screen" film series.

4:30 p.m. National Gallery of Art, East Building, 4th & Constitution Ave. NW. 202-737-4215.