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"Mandela" at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The free Films at the Stone series takes place on the lawn next to the bookstore at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. The last movie of the summer is "Mandela" at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28.

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"Frozen" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

Wed Aug 27, 2014

If you're at the beach this week, there's a free movie at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. "Frozen" starts at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 28.

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"Moneyball" at Columbia Pike Branch Library

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Columbia Pike Branch Library in Arlington is showing free "Films About Baseball" in August, and "Moneyball" is the final film starting at 3 p.m. Thursday, August 28.

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"Jurassic Park" at AVAM's Flicks From The Hill

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore screens free movies on Federal Hill in the Hughes Family Outdoor Theater on Thursdays at 9 p.m. August 28's film is "Jurassic Park". Also, the museum is open free from 5-9 p.m. on Flicks nights.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Movies @ The Mill in Arlington

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Movies @ The Mill in Arlington

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization hosts free movies at Arlington Mill on Thursday nights now through mid-September. Start times vary. The movies are: "El Estudiante" August 28, and "Avatar" September 11.

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company's Free For All

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's annual Free for All brings free performances of "The Winter's Tale" to Sidney Harman Hall through August 31. There are several different ways to get tickets, and you'll find all the information here.

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Art on 8th With Cheick Hamala Diabate

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Cheick Hamala Diabate, a West African historian and master of the ngoni, a Malian instrument, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 28 on the Arts Walk at Monroe St. Market in D.C. It's part of the free Art on 8th series, co-presented by Dance Place and Monroe Street Market.

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Evenings on the Ellipse at Fairfax County Government Center

Wed Aug 27, 2014

From 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays through August 28, free concerts are held on the back lawn of the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax. If it rains, concerts are moved into the Government Center lobby.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Summer Concerts at Glen Echo Park

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Summer Concerts at Glen Echo Park

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The sounds of free summer music fill Glen Echo Park from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Bumper Car Pavilion. The U.S. Navy Band "Cruisers" performs the last concert of the series on August 28.

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Gaithersburg's Evenings in Old Towne Concerts

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Head to the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Gaithersburg on Thursdays through September 25 for free concerts, weather permitting. Each begins at 6 p.m. Bring along a blanket or a low-back chair and get comfy.

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Summer Concert Series at Marine Corps Museum

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The fifth annual Summer Concert Series brings music to the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The Quantico Marine Corps Band will perform the final concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 28.

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Nottoway Nights Summer Concert Series

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Nottoway Nights Summer Concert Series continues on Thursday nights from 7:30-8:30 p.m. through August 28. Concerts are held in Nottoway Park in Vienna.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

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Workouts at National Harbor

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Waterfront Fitness on the Plaza at National Harbor means free workouts every Tuesday and Thursday through September 25. Sessions are led by guest instructors from WillPower Functional Fitness.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

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National Book Festival

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Admission is free to the Library of Congress National Book Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, August 30 at the Washington Convention Center. More than 100 authors will be there making presentations and signing books.

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D.C. Blues Festival at Carter Barron Amphitheatre

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park hosts the D.C. Blues Festival on Saturday, August 30. Gates open at noon, and the show starts at 12:30 p.m.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Lake Anne Jazz & Blues Festival

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Lake Anne Jazz & Blues Festival

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Adrian Duke Project headlines this year's free Lake Anne Jazz & Blues Festival from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, August 30.

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"Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota" at Sackler Gallery

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The installation "Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota" will be on view from August 30, 2014-June 7, 2015 at the Sackler Gallery. It will include nearly 400 shoes and almost 4 miles of red yarn.

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Glen Echo Park Open House For Classes

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Try out one of Glen Echo Park's classes with a free workshop, enjoy art demonstrations, performances and more during the park's Open House, 12-4 p.m. Saturday, August 30.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Glen Echo Park Labor Day Art Show

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Glen Echo Park Labor Day Art Show

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Glen Echo Park's annual Labor Day Art Show runs from 12-6 p.m. August 30-September 1 in the Spanish Ballroom. More than 250 artists from all around the region will take part.

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Rock & Roll Hotel's Labor Day Weekend Party

Wed Aug 27, 2014

There's no cover to get into Rock & Roll Hotel's Labor Day Weekend Party at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 31 featuring DJ Lightwaves. The event is 21 and over.

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Artists' Interpretations of Animals at Zenith Gallery

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Animal lovers, take note: "Zenith Zoo: Artistic Interpretation of our Planetary Partners" is an exhibit of sculptures and paintings by Zenith Gallery artists on display now through August 30 at Zenith Gallery on Connecticut Avenue in Northwest. The gallery is open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Weekends and evenings use the entrance on 12th St. NW, knock on the door and the guard will let you in.

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Free Walking Tours During WalkingTown DC

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WalkingTown DC, September 15-21, is a series of more than 50 free walking tours of the District aimed at residents and visitors who want to learn more about the city. There are lunchtime tours, after-work tours and weekend tours, but you must reserve your space in advance.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Yoga in Dupont Circle on Wednesdays

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Yoga in Dupont Circle on Wednesdays

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Join in lululemon's Yoga In the Park every Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. in Dupont Circle, weather permitting. The series continues through September 24.

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Workout Wednesdays in Franklin Park

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Free Workout Wednesdays come to D.C.'s Franklin Park every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. through September 10. Pros from Crunch Fitness are leading the classes, which will include yoga, Zumba, circuit training and more. Bring a mat, and Freshii will provide refreshments of water and fruit.

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Movies Under the Stars at Bethesda Row

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Catch free Movies Under the Stars at Bethesda Row Tuesdays at dusk through September 30. You can watch from Redwood Restaurant, or bring your own chair. See "The Blind Side" August 26.

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Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Pavilion

Mon Aug 25, 2014

If you're looking for something to do early in the week, remember the National Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Pavilion is free on Tuesdays. However, reservations and a timed ticket are still strongly recommended.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Shake Shack Running Club

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Shake Shack Running Club

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Shake Shack's Dupont Circle location has a free running club that gets together on the second Tuesday of every month. They meet at 7 p.m. at Pacers Running Store (either in Pentagon Row or Logan Circle). Runs are usually 3-5 miles long and end at the Dupont Circle Shack. Plus, if you buy a Shack Track & Field teeshirt for $25 and wear it to the run, you'll get a free cup or cone of frozen yogurt.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Wizard of Oz Anniversary Art Show

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Wizard of Oz Anniversary Art Show

Mon Aug 25, 2014

ArtInsights Gallery in Reston is teaming with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia for an exhibit and sale of official "The Wizard of Oz" art. The exhibit "There's No Place Like Home" will be on display through September 15. Ten percent of profits from the sale of art during the exhibit will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.

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Tours of Decatur House Tuesdays & Fridays

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The White House Historical Association is offering free public tours of Decatur House on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m and 2 p.m. now through September 30. No reservations are needed. Decatur House, located on D.C.'s Lafayette Square, is nearly 200 years old and contains slave quarters.

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"Sitebound" and "Speculative Forms" at the Hirshhorn

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden added two exhibitions on Monday, June 16. "Sitebound: Photography from the Collection" features contemporary photography (including photos taken in D.C. during President Obama's first inauguration), while "Speculative Forms" presents modern sculptures that would not normally be displayed together.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Andrew Wyeth Exhibition

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Andrew Wyeth Exhibition

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The National Gallery of Art's exhibition "Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In" is a first of its kind because it features a collection of some of his many paintings of windows. See it from May 4-November 30.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits

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Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Portraits of Clark Gable, Helen Keller, Grace Kelly, Andy Warhol, and Elie Wiesel are included in the second installation of portraits by Yousuf Karsh at the National Portrait Gallery, on exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery May 2-November 2.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Boot Camp on the Creek in Frederick

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Boot Camp on the Creek in Frederick

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Primed Fitness provides a free fitness Boot Camp at Carroll Creek Amphitheater in Frederick on from 7-8 a.m. Fridays through September 19.

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Friday Night Fishing at Diamond Teague Park

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Try some free, catch-and-release fishing in the Anacostia River from 5-8 p.m. every Friday night through September 5 at Diamond Teague Park's floating dock, right new Nationals Park. A professional bass angler will be on site. Fishing supplies provided. Anglers age 16 or older must have a valid 2014 D.C. fishing license.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Summer Movies in Columbia

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Summer Movies in Columbia

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Columbia Association's Lakefront Summer Festival includes free movies on the lawn at the Downtown Columbia lakefront. The remaining films are: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" August 22, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" August 23, "The Princess Bride" August 29, "Wreck It Ralph" August 30, "The Lego Movie" August 31, "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" September 5, "The Monuments Men" September 6, "Muppets Most Wanted" September 12, and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" September 13. All films start at 8:30 p.m.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Mosaic District's Films in the Park

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Mosaic District's Films in the Park

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Every Friday, Mosaic District shows free movies on their big screen in Strawberry Park. Each film starts at 7 p.m. The films that are left: A "Frozen" Sing-a-long August 22, and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" August 29.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Rosslyn Summer Film Festival

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Rosslyn Summer Film Festival

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Rosslyn's Outdoor Film Festival runs Friday nights from 8-10 p.m. in Gateway Park. The lineup: "Anchorman" August 22, and the August 29th film is still to be decided.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Sunset Cinema in Falls Church

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Sunset Cinema in Falls Church

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Free outdoor family-friendly movies are screening Friday nights at 8:15 p.m. in Falls Church's Cherry Hill Park. Check out "Back to the Future" August 22, and "Frozen" August 29. You're encouraged to bring along a blanket and a picnic. Drinks, popcorn and other snacks will be available for purchase.

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Little Italy Open Air Film Fest in Baltimore

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Little Italy in Baltimore's annual Open Air Film Fest is held every Friday night through September 5. Movies are projected onto the outside wall of Ciao Bella Restaurant, and visitors bring folding chairs to the Da Mimmo Restorante parking lot to watch. Movies start at 9 p.m., and free popcorn is provided. Upcoming movies: "Silver Linings Playbook" August 22, "Used People" August 29, and "Cinema Paradiso" September 5.

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Jazz in the Garden at National Gallery of Art

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The free Jazz in the Garden Series at the National Gallery of Art runs Friday evenings from 5-8:30 p.m. in the Sculpture Garden through August 29.

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Friday Concerts in the City of Fairfax

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The "Rock the Block" Summer Concert series is held on fourth Fridays from May-September in Old Town Fairfax. Upcoming dates are August 22 and September 26. The evening also includes local food vendors a beer garden and games.

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Friday Night Concerts at The Yards Park

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The free Friday night concert series at The Yards Park starts at 6:30 p.m. every Friday (excluding holiday weekends) through September 12.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Summer Concerts at Air and Space

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Summer Concerts at Air and Space

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The National Air and Space Museum hosts free summer concerts by military bands at both its D.C. and Virginia locations. Performances are on Fridays at the main museum in D.C., and on Sundays at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Braddock Nights Summer Concerts

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Braddock Nights Summer Concerts

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The free Braddock Nights Summer Concerts take place at both Lake Accotink Park in Springfield and Royal Lake Park in Fairfax. Concerts happen at both locations from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday nights through August 29.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Concerts at Bowie Town Center

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Concerts at Bowie Town Center

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Bowie Town Center has a Friday Night Live Concert Series featuring live music in their Food Court Pavilion from 7-9 p.m. now through October 24.

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Friday Night Live Concerts at National Harbor

Thu Aug 21, 2014

How about some free, live music in a beautiful setting along the Potomac River? The Friday Night Live Concert Series at National Harbor runs through October 26. Each concert starts at 6 p.m.

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Fridays After Five in Charlottesville

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Fridays After Five is a free Friday evening outdoor concert series in its 27th year in Charlottesville. Head to the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on Main Street from 5:30-8:30 p.m. every Friday through September 12. Part of the proceeds from concessions sold on site go to local nonprofits.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Wheaton's TGIF Summer Series

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Wheaton's TGIF Summer Series

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Enjoy a free concert at 7 p.m. Fridays at Wheaton Triangle in downtown Wheaton. The bands are The John Stone Reggae Band August 22, and The Nighthawks August 29.

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Summer Concerts in Stafford County

Thu Aug 21, 2014

In Stafford County, you can catch free summer concerts on Fridays now through the end of August. They're held from 5-10 p.m. at the field on Mountainview Road, in front of Mountainview High School.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Bluejacket Brewery Tours

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Bluejacket Brewery Tours

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Bluejacket Craft Brewery in D.C. offers free tours, first come first-served, on Saturdays at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 & 1:30 p.m. The tour includes one complimentary tasting pour of a Bluejacket brew.

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Saturday Night Fireworks at National Harbor

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Did you know you can catch a free fireworks show at National Harbor on select Saturday nights during summer? Shows start at 9:30 p.m. The remaining scheduled dates are August 23 and 30.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Drive-In Movies in Centreville

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Drive-In Movies in Centreville

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Like a flashback from the 50s, the Trinity Centre in Centreville is hosting free Sully District Starlight Cinema Drive-In Movies Saturday evenings all during August. Gates open at 6 p.m. and movies start at dark. There will be free kids games and rides, and food and drink available for you to buy. The movies are "Frozen" August 23, and "The Lego Movie" August 30.

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Movies on the Green at Tysons Corner Center

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Tysons Corner Center's Movies On the Green are screened at dark on Saturday evenings in their new outdoor plaza. Here's the lineup: "Man of Steel" August 23, and "The Blind Side" August 30.

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Movies at Penrose Square in Arlington

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Free movies at Penrose Square in Arlington are shown on Saturdays, and start times vary. This summer's remaining films are: "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" August 23, and "Gravity" August 30.

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Movies at the Wine Bin in Ellicott City

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Wine Bin in Ellicott City screens free movies on summer Saturdays through September 27. A wine tasting is offered before each movie. Here's the schedule: "Life of Pi" August 23, "The Princess Bride" August 30, "Star Trek" September 6, "Chocolat" September 13, "Rock of Ages" September 20, and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" September 27.

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Summer Concerts at RIO Washingtonian Center

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Nando's Spicy Saturday Nights concert series brings free live, local music to RIO Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Saturday night through August 30. The concerts are held on the Lakefront Plaza between Uncle Julio's and Joe's Crab Shack.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Mount Vernon Nights Concerts Series

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Mount Vernon Nights Concerts Series

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Free concerts are held at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at Grist Mill Park in Alexandria, and at 7 p.m. Saturdays at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, now through the end of August.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Summer Concert Series in Frederick

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Summer Concert Series in Frederick

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Enjoy free concerts on Sunday nights in August at 7 p.m. at the Baker Park Bandshell in Frederick.

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Reston Concerts on the Town on Saturdays

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Reston Town Center Pavilion fills with live music from 7:30-10 p.m. Saturdays now through the end of August. The free Reston Concerts on the Town series features a variety of different performers.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Outdoor Movies at National Harbor

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Outdoor Movies at National Harbor

Thu Aug 21, 2014

National Harbor's Movies on the Potomac series runs on Sundays through September 28. Movies start at 6 p.m. Remaining movies are "Dr. No" August 24, "You Only Live Twice" August 30, "Finding Neverland" September 7, "Peter Pan" (1953) September 14, "Peter Pan" (2003) September 21, and "Hook" September 28.

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Movies at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Watch free movies on the Jumbotron at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center in Woodbridge every Sunday at 7 p.m. through September 28. The movies are: A sing along version of "Frozen" August 24, "Beetlejuice" August 31, "The Lego Movie" September 7, "Muppets Most Wanted" September 14, a double feature with "Monsters, Inc." & "Monsters U" September 21, and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" September 28.

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Bill Murray Movies at Rock & Roll Hotel

Thu Aug 21, 2014

In August, Rock & Roll Hotel's free Movies on the Roof! series is called "A Month of Murray". They'll show "Caddyshack" and "Lost in Translation" August 24, & "Groundhog Day" and "Ghostbusters" August 31. Movie times are 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. each Sunday. They have free popcorn and drink specials on movie nights.

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Free Family Nights at National Children's Museum

Wed Aug 20, 2014

On Free Family Nights at the National Children's Museum, free tickets are first-come, first-served starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the event. Upcoming Free Family Nights are August 21, September 19, October 17, November 7 and December 19.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Summer Movies in Canal Park

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Summer Movies in Canal Park

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Film Series takes place in D.C.'s Canal Park, Thursdays at sundown through September 4. See "The Blind Side" August 21 and "Moneyball" September 4. There is no movie August 28th because of the holiday weekend.

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Take 5! Jazz Concerts at the American Art Museum

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Take 5! is a series of free live jazz concerts held in the Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. They're held at 5 p.m. every third Thursday. Upcoming performances: Kush Abadey presents Tony Williams August 21, Grant Green on Blue Note September 18, and The Music of Larry Young November 20.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Free Yoga on the Creek in Frederick

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Free Yoga on the Creek in Frederick

Wed Aug 20, 2014

If you're an early riser who loves yoga, check out this freebie: Free yoga every Thursday morning from 7 to 8 a.m. now through Sept. 11 on Carroll Creek.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

L'Enfant Plaza MusicFest

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L'Enfant Plaza MusicFest

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The L'Enfant Plaza MusicFest brings live music to the plaza from 11:30 a.m. to about 1:30 p.m. every other Wednesday during the summer, including August 20 and September 3.

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Library of Congress Homegrown Concerts

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The free Library of Congress Homegrown Concert series runs through September, and each is held at noon at the Coolidge Auditorium inside the Thomas Jefferson Building. The remaining programs are Texas Fiddling and Swing Music August 20, Son Jarocho Folk Music of Mexico September 11, and a performance by a musician still to be announced on September 18.

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"Degas/Cassatt" at National Gallery of Art

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The National Gallery of Art is the only venue in the world for "Degas/Cassatt", an exhibition of 70 works by impressionists and longtime friends Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt. The exhibition can be seen May 11-October 5.

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"Postcards from the Trenches" Exhibition

Tue Aug 19, 2014

"Postcards from the Trenches: Germans and Americans Visualize the Great War" is an exhibition of art created by soldiers drafted or commissioned into World War I. It is on display from August 19-September 27 at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in D.C.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

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Art Soiree Summer Events

Thu Aug 14, 2014

If you like art, music, hotels and rooftops, check out one of Art Soiree's free events throughout the summer. They include the Sunset Rooftop Performance Series on Thursday evenings at the Beacon Hotel Sky Bar. On Fridays, the same venue hosts the Stardust Rooftop Series, and there's a Jazz Series every Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown.

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Friday Parades at Marine Barracks Washington

Thu Aug 14, 2014

On Fridays now through August 29, you can catch the free Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington on 8th and I Streets Southeast, featuring music and precision marching. Parades start at 8:40 p.m. The event is free, but you need to make a reservation in advance, which you can do online.

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Dragon Boat Practice Sessions for Beginners

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The DC Dragons offer free Dragon Boat practice sessions on the Anacostia River for beginners on various Sundays, now through October 19. RSVP in advance to secure your slot.

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One Life: Grant and Lee at National Portrait Gallery

Fri Aug 08, 2014

A special installation of "One Life" at the National Portrait Gallery explores how the lives of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant came together during the Civil War. The show includes death masks of each man, portrait photography, drawings and more. See it July 4, 2014-May 25, 2015.

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Art Walk in the Park at Glen Echo Park

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Glen Echo Park's Art Walk in the Park happens every second Friday, May through October. Check out open studios and galleries and artist demonstrations.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Summer Jam Series in Hyattsville

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Summer Jam Series in Hyattsville

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Hey Hyattsville! Catch free concerts on the second Friday of every month through September 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Outback Steakhouse Summer Jam Series is held at the Municipal Building. The party includes a moon bounce, face painting, a clown, and food you can buy.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

First Thursday Del Ray

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First Thursday Del Ray

Wed Aug 06, 2014

On the first Thursday of each month, May through September, businesses in the Del Ray area of Alexandria throw a party along Mount Vernon Avenue from 6-9 p.m. There is live entertainment, kids activities, giveaways and special menu items at local restaurants.

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Art Tour of the Washington Convention Center

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Occasionally, the Washington Convention Center offers free curator-led tours of its public art collection, which is the largest in D.C. outside of a museum. Upcoming tours are 6:30 p.m. Friday, August 1, and 12 p.m. Saturday, October 18. You must RSVP to attend.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Leesburg's First Friday

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Leesburg's First Friday

Thu Jul 31, 2014

First Friday in Leesburg happens on the first Friday of each month except January. More than 45 downtown businesses take part, and activities range from live music to wine tastings to art exhibits and book signings.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

First Friday in Leornardtown

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First Friday in Leornardtown

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Leonardtown's First Friday celebration is held on the first Friday of every month, from 5-8 p.m. Expect live music on the square, and discounts and activities at local businesses.

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Two Exhibits at Washington Artworks

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Two new exhibits open Friday, August 1 at Washington Artworks in Rockville. "Around the World: The Art of Travel" features a variety of mediums, with each piece of art representing a different part of the world. "Re-Made & Recycled" spotlights art made from materials like recycled steel, vintage chinaware and more.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Entertainment in Annandale

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Entertainment in Annandale

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Mason District Park and Ossian Hall Park, both in Annandale, offer all kinds of free performances during the summer, ranging from morning puppet shows to evening concerts, comedy shows, and heritage nights. Check them out on various days through the end of August.

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Women's Self Defense Classes in Fairfax County

Thu Jul 31, 2014

By popular demand, free Women's Self Defense Classes are being offered by the Fairfax County Police Department and the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation. They're meant for all women age 13 and up. Classes will be held in various locations from 6-9 p.m. August 12 & 14, September 9 & 11, October 14 &16, November 11 & 13, and December 9 & 11. Sign up quickly - they expect sessions to fill up fast.

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Community Day at National Museum of Women in the Arts

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Admission is free to the National Museum of Women in the Arts on Community Day, held on the first Sunday of every month. Check out the permanent collection, as well as the two current exhibitions, "Total Art: Contemporary Video" and "Meret Oppenheim: Tender Friendships". Upcoming Community Days include August 3, September 7 and October 5.

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"Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler" at Hirshhorn

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The exhibit "Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler" is on display at the Hirshhorn through January 11, 2015. It's built on the recent acquisition of five major works, including the only two examples of Scarpitta's full-size racecars outside Europe.

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Behind the Badge Exhibit at National Postal Museum

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The National Postal Museum's exhibition "Behind the Badge: United States Postal Inspection" shines a light on a lot of work most of us take for granted: the job of keeping our mail safe. Highlights include an anthrax-laced letter addressed to Senator Tom Daschle, handcuffs used on Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, and a touch table that lets visitors see if they can spot potentially dangerous mail.

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"The Passion of the Media" at Zenith Gallery

Thu Jul 24, 2014

A new exhibit at Zenith Gallery in D.C., "The Passion of the Media and the Process from a Global Perspective", spotlights the work of three artists: Doba Afolabi, Christopher Malone and Leslie Prentis. The exhibition runs through September 6.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Petworth Jazz Project

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Petworth Jazz Project

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Free jazz concerts on the lawn at the Petworth Recreation Center...that's what the Petworth Jazz Project is all about. Remaining Saturday performances are July 26, August 30 and September 27.

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U.S. Air Force Band Summer Concert Series

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The United States Air Force Band's Summer Concert Series brings free performances throughout July and August to locations like the National Sylvan Theater, the Air Force Memorial, the steps of the U.S. Capitol and more.

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Sea Lion Training Demos at National Zoo

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Did you know, every day at 11:15 a.m. visitors to the National Zoo can watch a sea lion training demonstration along the American Trail?

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Lovettsville's Movies on the Green

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Lovettsville's Movies on the Green

Fri Jul 11, 2014

You're invited to free movie screenings at dusk on the second Friday of every month on the Town Green in Lovettsville, weather permitting. This year's remaining films are "Frozen" July 11, "Babe the Gallant Pig" August 8, and "The Lego Movie" September 12.

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Outdoor Movies at Market Common Clarendon

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Market Common Clarendon presents "No Playing on the Loop", a series of free outdoor movies in July, August and September. Movies will be shown on a 16-foot screen on the "The Loop" courtyard, and free popcorn, snacks and water will be available. See "The Karate Kid" July 10, "The Princess Bride" August 14, and "Top Gun" September 11.

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Vanished Birds Exhibit at National Museum of Natural History

Tue Jul 08, 2014

You'll find the exhibit "Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America" on the ground floor of the National Museum of Natural History now through October 2015.

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First Sunday Arts Festival in Annapolis

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Admission is free to the First Sunday Arts Festival on Calvert and West Streets in Annapolis. It's held from noon-5 p.m. July 6, August 3, September 7 and October 5. Check out dozens of local and regional artists and crafters, as well as live music, dance, theater and street performers.

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Thu Jun 12, 2014

Birdies for the Brave

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Birdies for the Brave

Thu Jun 12, 2014

Love to watch the pros play golf? Birdies for the Brave offers military personnel and their dependents free admission to select PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, and Web.com Tour events all around the country.

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Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Open Studio Tours

Thu May 29, 2014

The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower in Baltimore houses more than 30 artist studios, and starting at noon on Saturdays, artists open their studios to the public for free tours.

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Thu May 29, 2014

"Moonlit Movies" in Greenbelt

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"Moonlit Movies" in Greenbelt

Thu May 29, 2014

Take in free summer outdoor movies on the Greenbelt Aquatic & Fitness Center lawn starting May 31 and continuing June 14 & 28, July 12 & 19, August 2 & 16, September 6 & 20, and October 4. Start times vary.

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Foggy Bottom Biennial Sculpture Exhibition

Thu May 15, 2014

See art sprout in some local yards and businesses for a limited time. 16 contemporary sculptures by 15 artists are installed in front of homes and businesses in Foggy Bottom May 17-October 25. At 4 p.m. on opening day Saturday, May 17, artists will stand near each of their sculptures and discuss them.

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Thu May 08, 2014

Alexandria Art Market

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Alexandria Art Market

Thu May 08, 2014

The Alexandria Art Market is back for a 5th season, with free live performances and works from more than 25 artists on display and up for sale. The market is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, May through October, at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Mount Vernon Avenue. Market dates are May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13 and October 11.

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Thu May 08, 2014

Lake Anne Plaza Summer Film Fest

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Lake Anne Plaza Summer Film Fest

Thu May 08, 2014

Enjoy free outdoor movies at the lakeside in Lake Anne Plaza in Reston at sundown every second Sunday May 11-September 14. Movies include Casablanca, Mamma Mia and Skyfall.

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Thu May 01, 2014

Leesburg First Friday

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Leesburg First Friday

Thu May 01, 2014

Leesburg First Friday happens on the first Friday of every month except January, and wow do they have loads of freebies and specials each time around.

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First Sunday Arts Festival in Annapolis

Thu May 01, 2014

The First Sunday Arts Festival in Annapolis takes place on the first Sunday of every month, noon-5 p.m. from May to October on Calvert and West Street.

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Films in the Park at Mosaic District

Mon Apr 28, 2014

At Mosaic District, enjoy free films in Strawberry Park at 7 p.m. every Friday from May 2 through August 29. Each month, the theme of the screenings changes.

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Mon Apr 28, 2014

St. Charles Summer Concert Series

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St. Charles Summer Concert Series

Mon Apr 28, 2014

At 7 p.m. every Friday, May 2-August 29, take in free concerts at O'Donnell Lake in the St. Charles community of Charles County. Bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets.

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'Face Value' Exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

Fri Apr 18, 2014

"Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction" at the National Portrait Gallery includes more than 50 paintings, drawings and more by artists who brought a fresh take to portraiture between about 1945-1975. The exhibition runs from April 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Film and Beer Series at Bistro Bohem

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Film and Beer Series at Bistro Bohem

Tue Apr 15, 2014

On the third Tuesday of every month (unless otherwise specified) in 2014, Bistro Bohem hosts a film and beer series featuring Czech comedy classics. The films are in Czech with English subtitles. Participants get free admission, and one free beer at each screening.

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