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5 free (or almost free) things to do during the week of Sept. 14-20

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The Going Out Guide recommends free or low-cost things to do this week. (Events are free unless otherwise noted.)

Alexandria King Street Art Festival

This annual festival features six blocks of artwork for sale by more than 200 artists. Featured works include jewelry, photography, paintings, ceramics and more. There will also be art activities and the Art League's Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. King Street, Alexandria.

Joint Base Andrews Air Show

Featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the F-22 Raptor demonstration team, the Special Operations Command "Para-Commandos" jump team and Flash Fire Jet Truck, this demonstration features more than 30 current and vintage aircraft from military services and organizations.

Saturday. 11:30 a.m. (gates open at 9 a.m.) Joint Base Andrews, 1500 W. Perimeter Rd. Anladrews AFB, MD  20762.

Culture Shock DC Presents: Know Your Worth

Culture Shock DC is a non-profit organization offering dance education and professional development programs through hip-hop dance for adults and youth. This freestyle dance tournament presented by the group features dance performances by youth participants and adult mentors. 

Saturday. 4 p.m. Edgewood Art Building, 3415 8th St. NE. Admission is $5.

This week in free movie screenings:

DC Shorts: Lunchtime screenings

The D.C. Shorts Film Festival presents a series of short film screenings including "Kara Walker: 'A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby,'" a film about an artist who creates an exhibit inside a sugar factory before it's scheduled to be demolished. Other screenings include a tale about a young girl overcoming feelings of isolation, a film about an artist who paints a mural inspired by gentrification and a film about a poet's reflection on his life, future and community.

Monday to Thursday. Noon. Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW.

'Uniquely Nasty'

The 30-minute documentary, "Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government’s War on Gays," explores the way gays and lesbians were barred from working for the federal government and FBI through the FBI's "Sex Deviates" program. Following the screening Bill Press, host of the "Bill Press Show" will be joined for a discussion by producer Michael Isikoff, chief executive reporter for Yahoo! News, and activist Charles Francis.

Wednesday. 7 p.m. Hill Center at Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.  202-549-4172.

Correction: A previous version of this story provided incorrect dates for the Alexandria King Street Arts Festival.