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Chuck Brown Day Memorial Park Dedication

Thu Aug 21, 2014

On what would have been D.C. go-go icon Chuck Brown's 78th birthday, a new park built in his honor in Langdon Park will be dedicated. The dedication runs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, August 22 at 2901 20th St. NE, and the Chuck Brown Foundation will give away 500 drawstring backpacks to children who attend.

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Sarah Jessica Parker at Nordstrom Tysons Corner Center

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker will make an appearance at Nordstrom Tysons Corner Center from 5-6 p.m. Friday, August 22 to present her Fall SJP collection which is exclusive to Nordstrom. Make an SJP purchase for a chance to meet her and have your purchase signed. The meet-and-greet is first come, first served as time allows.

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Pride of Baltimore II Deck Tours at the Navy Yard

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Pride of Baltimore II, a reproduction of a 19th century tall ship, is docked at the Washington Navy Yard and will offer free deck tours August 20-25. The visit is part of the bicentennial celebration of "The Star Spangled Banner", written by Francis Scott Key during the 1814 Battle of Baltimore.

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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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The Shakespeare Theatre Company's Free For All

Thu Aug 21, 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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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Civil War Weekend in Manassas

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Civil War Weekend in Manassas

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Civil War Weekend in Manassas August 22-24 includes a bunch of free events such as speeches by re-enactors, artillery firings, live music, a play and more at the Manassas Museum and Liberia Plantation.

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Tours of Decatur House Tuesdays & Fridays

Thu Aug 21, 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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Happy Love Exhibition at Korean Cultural Center

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Happy Love is an exhibition of oil paintings by Korean artist Ji-seok Jeong at the Korean Cultural Center in D.C. The exhibition will remain on display through August 22.

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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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Concerts & More at Carter Barron Amphitheatre

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park is hosting a bunch of free, late-summer events: a screening of "Frozen" August 22, a production of "Macbeth" August 23 that was recorded live at Folger Theatre, and the D.C. Blues Festival August 30.

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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 is Bao Bao Day at the National Zoo

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Everyone's invited to Bao Bao the giant panda's first birthday party at the National Zoo from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, August 23. Bao Bao and Mei Xiang will be served a frozen cake at 11:30 a.m. Keepers will give panda talks at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and visitors can enjoy free dandan noodles while they last, first come, first served.

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Battle of Bladensburg Festival and Fireworks

Thu Aug 21, 2014

On Saturday, August 23 head to Bladensburg Waterfront Park for an 11 a.m. dedication of a new monument exactly 200 years after the Battle of Bladensburg. That will be followed by a festival from 1-3 p.m., a War of 1812 re-enactment at 3 p.m. and demonstrations, music and family activities from 5-9 p.m. Fireworks over the Anacostia River start at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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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

Wizard of Oz Anniversary Art Show

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Wizard of Oz Anniversary Art Show

Thu Aug 21, 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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Artful August Festival at Village at Leesburg

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Artful August Festival at Village at Leesburg will include displays of hundreds of works of art from more than 60 artists. Some artists and merchants will provide demonstrations, and there will be a unique live performace called "Painting the Music", involving several artists creating original paintings as live music is performed. The festival runs from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, August 23.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Dancing to Make Sculpture in D.C.

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Dancing to Make Sculpture in D.C.

Thu Aug 21, 2014

You're invited to the Washington Project for the Arts' "Mud Dance" from noon-10 p.m. Saturday, August 23 at 990 4th St. SW. Your help is needed to mix up materials like mud, straw and recyclables that will be used to form benches that will be installed later as part of the 5X5 Project called Nonuments. When you're not helping with the mixing, you can enjoy live music, dancing, and food for sale.

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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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Capitol Standard's Summer Cool Block Party

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Capitol Standard Magazine's free Summer Cool Block Party promises an "epic" kiddie pool, free swag, games, vendors and more. You can also RSVP for a free 30 minute outdoor fitness boot camp. Pay for a VIP ticket to get access to a VIP tent with open bar. The event runs from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, August 23 in the parking lot of St. Luke Episcopal Church in Logan Circle.

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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

Acoustic on the Green in Leesburg

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Acoustic on the Green in Leesburg

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Town of Leesburg's free Acoustic on the Green summer concert series takes place from 7-9 p.m. Saturdays through August 23 on the Town Hall Green. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on.

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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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Cine-Concert: "The Big Parade" at American History

Thu Aug 21, 2014

To remember the start of World War I, The National Museum of American History will host a free screening of the silent film "The Big Parade" with live music at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 23.

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War of 1812 Open House at Decatur House

Thu Aug 21, 2014

To mark the 200th anniversary of the burning of Washington, Decatur House will be open to the public free from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, August 24. Take a self-guided tour, and take part in family-friendly activities including costumed photo-ops, crafts and more

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Dolley Day at Dumbarton House

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Dolley Day at Dumbarton House

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Dumbarton House will be open with free admission on Dolley Day, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, August 24. On this day 200 years ago, as the British marched toward Washington, the owner of Dumbarton House sent a carriage to the White House to pick up First Lady Dolley Madison, who was getting ready for a party. During Dolley Day you'll make your own ice cream, sample Dolley cake and learn period games from Dolley herself.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Luce Unplugged with Pleasure Curses

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Luce Unplugged with Pleasure Curses

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The free Luce Local Artist Series continues with a visit by D.C. duo Pleasure Curses. They'll give an art talk, followed by a musical performance at the American Art Museum on Sunday, August 24. Meet in the F Street lobby at 1:30 p.m.

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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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Thu Aug 21, 2014

"Royal Cousins at War" at AFI Silver

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"Royal Cousins at War" at AFI Silver

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The AFI Silver will show a free screening of "Royal Cousins At War" Parts 1 & 2, a two-part 2014 BBC miniseries examining the relationships between Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and King George V of Britain, all cousins, around the start of World War I. The screening starts at 7 p.m. Sunday, August 24, tickets will be available first come, first served at the box office on the day of the show.

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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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Witness Art in the Making at Sackler Gallery

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Watch Japanese performance and installation artist Chiharu Shiota as she creates her new work at the Sackler Gallery from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. August 18-21. The installation "Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota" will go on view from August 30, 2014-June 7, 2015. It will include nearly 400 shoes and almost 4 miles of red yarn.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Films about Baseball in Arlington

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Films about Baseball in Arlington

Wed Aug 20, 2014

On Thursdays in August, the Columbia Pike Branch Library in Arlington is showing free "Films About Baseball": "Bull Durham" August 21, and "Moneyball" August 28. Screenings start at 3 p.m.

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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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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Silent Films at Hill Center

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Silent Films at Hill Center

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The DC Public Library is teaming up with the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital for free screenings of silent films. Films are shown at Hill Center, and seating is first-come, first-served, although you can register in advance to reserve a seat. The remaining films are: "All Night" starring Rudolph Valentino August 21 and "Pollyanna" starring Mary Pickford August 28. Screenings start at 7 p.m.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

AVAM's Flicks From The Hill

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AVAM's Flicks From The Hill

Wed Aug 20, 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. through August 28. Also, the museum is open free from 5-9 p.m. on Flicks nights.

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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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Gaithersburg's Evenings in Old Towne Concerts

Wed Aug 20, 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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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Summer Concerts at Glen Echo Park

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Summer Concerts at Glen Echo Park

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The sounds of free summer music fill Glen Echo Park from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Remaining performances are: Memphis Gold & Band August 21, and The U.S. Navy Band "Cruisers" August 28.

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Nottoway Nights Summer Concert Series

Wed Aug 20, 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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Evenings on the Ellipse at Fairfax County Government Center

Wed Aug 20, 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 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

Workouts at National Harbor

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Workouts at National Harbor

Wed Aug 20, 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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Wednesday Night Sailing Races in Annapolis

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Weather permitting, bring your camera and head to Annapolis to watch the Annapolis Yacht Club Wednesday Night Races. The first start is scheduled just after 6 p.m. near the mouth of Spa 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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Workout Wednesdays in Franklin Park

Wed Aug 20, 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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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Yoga in Dupont Circle on Wednesdays

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Yoga in Dupont Circle on Wednesdays

Wed Aug 20, 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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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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Lee District Nights Concerts in Franconia

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Lee District Nights free concert series runs Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. through August 27 at the Lee District Park Amphitheater in Franconia. Enjoy The United States Navy Commodores August 20, and The Nighthawks August 27.

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Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Pavilion

Tue Aug 19, 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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Movies Under the Stars at Bethesda Row

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Catch free Movies Under the Stars at Bethesda Row Tuesdays at dusk August 19-September 30. The first film in the series is "The Great Gatsby". You can watch from Redwood Restaurant, or bring your own chair.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Lunchtime Music on the Mall

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Lunchtime Music on the Mall

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bring your lunch to 12th St. and Jefferson Dr. SW near the Smithsonian Metro Station every Tuesday and Thursday at noon through August 28 for the free Lunchtime Music on the Mall series, featuring musicians from around our region.

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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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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Shake Shack Running Club

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Shake Shack Running Club

Tue Aug 19, 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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Crystal Screen Outdoor Film Festival

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The theme of this year's Crystal Screen Outdoor Film Festival is "In Flight". Movies are shown Mondays at sundown. Remaining movies are "Flight" August 18, and "Snakes on a Plane" August 25.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Art Soiree Summer Events

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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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Summer Block Parties at Mosaic District

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Mosaic District's free Summer Block Parties are full of live music, discounts at select retailers, and "old school summer games". Remaining party dates are August 16 and 23.

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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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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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"Sitebound" and "Speculative Forms" at the Hirshhorn

Thu Aug 07, 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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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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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Movies @ The Mill in Arlington

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Movies @ The Mill in Arlington

Thu Jul 31, 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: "The Visitor" July 31, "Sofia y el Terco" August 14, "El Estudiante" August 28, and "Avatar" September 11.

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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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Films at the Stone at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Wed Jul 23, 2014

It's the first and only summer film series at a memorial on the National Mall: The free Films at the Stone series will be screened on the lawn next to the bookstore at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. The remaining movies are "42" on Thursday, July 24, and "Mandela" on Thursday, Aug. 28. Each film starts at 8:15 p.m.

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Summer Concert Series at Marine Corps Museum

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The fifth annual Summer Concert Series at the National Museum of the Marine Corps at 7:30 p.m. on several upcoming Thursdays. Renowned Elvis impersonator Michael Hoover appears July 24, The Commodores Jazz Ensemble plays August 14, and the Quantico Marine Corps Band will perform August 28.

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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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Concerts and Movies at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

Thu Jun 19, 2014

The Summer Concert Series at Rehoboth Beach Bandstand features live music starting at 8 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday now through August 30. Also at the bandstand, catch these free movies: "Saving Mr. Banks" on Thursday, July 24, and "Frozen" on Thursday, August 28.

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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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Thu Jun 05, 2014

Paddle Nights on the Anacostia

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Paddle Nights on the Anacostia

Thu Jun 05, 2014

The Anacostia Watershed Society is hosting 25 free paddle nights on the river to celebrate the organization's 25th anniversary, June 6-September 25. AWS provides the canoes, life jackets, paddles and a safety lesson. Paddle Nights will take place at five different locations. Register in advance, first-come, first-served.

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Artists' Interpretations of Animals at Zenith Gallery

Thu May 29, 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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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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