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Washington Post Reporters Discuss NSA Surveillance

Tue Apr 22, 2014

You're invited to a free Washington Post panel discussion "Behind the Headlines: NSA Surveillance and Ongoing Revelations" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 at the Post's headquarters on 15th St. NW. You'll hear from the journalists involved in the paper's Pulitzer-Prize winning coverage of the topic. RSVP here.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Art Soiree is launching three different recurring rooftop events for the season at the Beacon Hotel's Sky Bar in D.C. on April 24, 25 and 26. Admission is free when you register in advance. Capacity is limited.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Lunch Hour Yoga in Georgetown

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Lunch Hour Yoga in Georgetown

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library now offers free lunch hour yoga on Tuesdays starting at 12:30 p.m. RSVP information is here.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Humanitini: Mt. Pleasant

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Humanitini: Mt. Pleasant

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The latest free Humanitini gathering organized by the Humanities Council of Washington D.C. is called "Conversations on Great Streets: Celebrating Historic Mt. Pleasant St.", from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at Don Juan Restaurant. The panel will discuss the Mt. Pleasant community's past, and present.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Yoga Classes at Fenton Street Market

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Yoga Classes at Fenton Street Market

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Sky House Yoga is offering free yoga classes at Fenton Street Market starting at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Green Living Expo in Arlington

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Green Living Expo in Arlington

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Green Living Expo and Earth Week Community Fair runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Founders Hall on George Mason University's Arlington Campus. There will be workshops, vendors, a kids activity area and more.

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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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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Workouts at Yards Park

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Workouts at Yards Park

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Enjoy free, open-to-everyone workouts offered by VIDA Fitness at Yards Park from April 28 through the end of August. Classes are held every Monday through Saturday, and the schedule through May 31 is here.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

McDonald's Gospel Tour

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McDonald's Gospel Tour

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The McDonald's 2014 Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour comes to Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington at 7 p.m. Friday, May 23. Performers include Kurt Carr, the Mississippi Mass Choir and Uncle Reece. Free tickets will be made available online and in ticket outlets starting Wednesday, April 23.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Vienna Green Expo

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Vienna Green Expo

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Town of Vienna holds its free annual Green Expo from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Vienna Community Center. More than 35 exhibitors will be there.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

National Arboretum Garden Fair

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National Arboretum Garden Fair

Thu Apr 17, 2014

There's no charge to visit the 2014 Garden Fair & Plant Sale at the U.S. National Arboretum. The fair is open to the public from 1-4 p.m. Friday, April 25, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 26. And be sure to walk the grounds and see what's in bloom.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Disaster Film Marathon

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Disaster Film Marathon

Thu Apr 17, 2014

DISASTERTHON! is a 12-hour disaster film marathon from noon-midnight Saturday, April 26 at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Six movies will be screened in the Ring Auditorium. Admission is free, and seating is first-come, first-served.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Kids Fun at Ikea Woodbridge

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Kids Fun at Ikea Woodbridge

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Ikea Woodbridge is offering fun for families during Spring Break April 14-18 and again from April 21-25. Special events are planned each weekday in the restaurant, and kids eat free all day on Tuesdays.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Redskins Draft Day Party

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Redskins Draft Day Party

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Admission is free and so is parking for the Redskins Draft Day Party at FedEx Field, from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, May 10. You'll be able to watch performances by the Redskins Cheerleaders and Redskins Marching Band, tour the Redskins locker room, take your picture with the 3 Super Bowl trophies and more.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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CPR and First Aid Classes

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Want to learn CPR and/or first aid? The Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department is offering free "skills only" classes on April 19, May 17, June 22 and June 29. Advance reservations are recommended. Space is limited.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Running of the Chihuahuas

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Running of the Chihuahuas

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Admission is free to watch the Third Annual Running of the Chihuahuas from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, May 3 along the Southwest Waterfront. There will also be breed contests for best dressed and best trick.

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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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Thu Apr 10, 2014

"On The Street" Film Series

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"On The Street" Film Series

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The series, running April 11-June 15, has been organized in association with the Garry Winogrand exhibition at the National Gallery of Art. The films showcase street photography and the use of New York's streets as a film setting. The screenings are free, but seating is first-come, first-served and doors open about 30 minutes before each show.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Visions From the Forests Exhibit

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Visions From the Forests Exhibit

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Masks, jewelry, textiles and small stone figures are part of the exhibit "Visions From the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone" on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art now through August 17. The objects are from the collection of William Siegmann, former curator of African art the Brooklyn Museum.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Japanese Ceramics Exhibition

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Japanese Ceramics Exhibition

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, "Contemporary Japanese Ceramics: Living National Treasures and Other Masters" is a free exhibition at the Japan Information and Culture Center from April 10-29. One of the things it highlights is the recent emergence of female ceramics masters.

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Railway Museum and Open-Air Train Rides

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Train fans: The Rappahannock Railway Workers Museum in Fredericksburg, comprised of baggage cars, a boxcar, cabooses and several motorcars of is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon. From mid-March through October, conditions permitting, free rides aboard their open-air maintenance train are offered from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Admission and rides are free, donations are accepted

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Meet Artists in Loudoun County

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Meet Artists in Loudoun County

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Demo Days at the Gateway Gallery in Round Hill happen every Sunday from 1-3 during spring and summer. You'll meet the artists, learn their techniques and watch them demonstrate painting, papermaking, pewtersmithing and more.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

D.C. City-Wide Chess Tournament

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D.C. City-Wide Chess Tournament

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Do you know a pint-sized chess pro? D.C.'s first annual city-wide chess tournament for kids in 4th through 8th grades takes place from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 at Stoddert Recreation Center. It's free to take part, but registration is required.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Virginia Cave Week Events

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Virginia Cave Week Events

Thu Apr 10, 2014

To celebrate Virginia Cave Week, you can sign up to take a free walking tour of Mill Creek Springs Natural Area Preserve on April 22 or 23, or explore the free Cave and Karst Fest at Skyline Caverns between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 26 (Festival attendees get discounted admission to enter the Caverns themselves).

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USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo

Thu Apr 10, 2014

More than 3,000 hands-on exhibits, 100 live stage performances from people like Bill Nye the Science Guy, "Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe, and the band They Might Be Giants, and admission is free! It's the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo and Book Fair at the Washington Convention Center, April 26-27.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Paul Newman Film Series

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Paul Newman Film Series

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The National Theatre in D.C. is hosting a free Paul Newman film series at 6:30 p.m. Mondays now through May 19. Tickets are first come, first served and are distributed a half-hour before each screening starts.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Astronomy Chats

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Astronomy Chats

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Want to learn more about our amazing universe? Check out one of the National Air and Space Museum in D.C.'s Astronomy Chats in April or May, held at the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, or the Explore the Universe Gallery. There's no admission charge.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Interfaith Meditations

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Interfaith Meditations

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Interfaith Meditation Initiative brings together religious leaders of various faiths from all around the region to lead free, guided meditations open to everyone. Events run from April 6-June 8.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Red Bull Stratos

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Red Bull Stratos

Thu Apr 03, 2014

In 2012, skydiver Felix Baumgartner made an epic, record-setting jump from the stratosphere...24 miles up. The capsule he jumped from, Red Bull Stratos, is on temporary exhibit now through May 26 at the National Air and Space Museum in D.C. Admission is free.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

NEXT at the Corcoran

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NEXT at the Corcoran

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Check out the thesis work of graduating students at the Corcoran College of Art and Design's annual "NEXT at the Corcoran" presentation, April 10-May 18 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Admission is free.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

City Cycling Classes

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City Cycling Classes

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is offering four City Cycling classes, April 12, 13, 20 and 26 at various locations around the region. Capital Bikeshare members can attend free. You can also walkup and take a class free, if you're among the first ten students to arrive within the 15 minutes before class time.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

Toned Up Tuesdays

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Toned Up Tuesdays

Fri Mar 28, 2014

The newly opened Park at CityCenterDC is hosting Toned Up Tuesdays every Tuesday in April. Instructors from VIDA Fitness will lead a different exercise class every Tuesday evening starting at 6 p.m. at the corner of 10th and I Streets NW, weather permitting. The classes are free and open to the public.

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United States Air Force Band concerts

Tue Mar 18, 2014

The United States Air Force Band has a bunch of free performances at 8 p.m. Thursday nights in March and April at the Lyceum in Alexandria. Seating is first come, first served.

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Tue Mar 18, 2014

"Making Their Mark" exhibit

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"Making Their Mark" exhibit

Tue Mar 18, 2014

The "Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures" exhibit at the National Archives runs March 21, 2014-January 5, 2015. It includes Adolf Hitler's signature on his marriage certificate and will, an "X" signed by a slave who couldn't read, and a patent for shoes filed by Michael Jackson and others allowing him to do an amazing signature move on stage. Admission is free.

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Tue Mar 18, 2014

3 Stars Brewing Company tours

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3 Stars Brewing Company tours

Tue Mar 18, 2014

3 Stars Brewing Company in Northwest D.C. offers free brewery tours on Saturdays at 2 and 3 p.m. You must be at least 21 years old to take a tour.

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Tue Mar 18, 2014

Japanese Modern Art

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Japanese Modern Art

Tue Mar 18, 2014

The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery hosts "Kiyochika: Master of the Night", March 29 - July 27. The series of woodblock prints by Kobayashi Kiyochika, considered to be Japan's first modern artist, depicts life in Tokyo in the late 1800s. There are also free public programs in March and April related to the display.

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Wed Mar 12, 2014

Ocean City family fun

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Ocean City family fun

Wed Mar 12, 2014

Ocean City's "Free For All" is on for 2014. Check this list of free activities for the whole family while planning your trip. The fun includes Springfest in May, The OC Air Show in June, July 4 concerts and fireworks and more.

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Fri Mar 07, 2014

Art Show

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Art Show

Fri Mar 07, 2014

"Fade 2 Grey: Androgyny in Eighties Popular Music" by artist Adrian Loving is the first exhibit at the new home of Vivid Solutions Gallery within the Anacostia Arts Center in D.C. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 7, and the exhibition will run through April 25. Admission is free.

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Thu Feb 27, 2014

Beyond Bollywood exhibit

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Beyond Bollywood exhibit

Thu Feb 27, 2014

"Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation," at the National Museum of Natural History runs from Feb. 27, 2014 through August 2015. It aims to dispel stereotypes and myths about Indian immigrants. Admission is free

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Thu Feb 27, 2014

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D.C. Parks and Rec

Thu Feb 27, 2014

Did you know D.C.'s Department of Parks and Recreation offers free outdoor recreation excursions for families on the second Saturday of every month, now through Sept. 13, 2014? The fun includes kayaking, biking, horseback riding and more. All events are free, but advance registration is required.

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Wed Feb 26, 2014

25 years of work by Garry Winogrand

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25 years of work by Garry Winogrand

Wed Feb 26, 2014

25 years of work by Garry Winogrand, considered one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, is on exhibit at the National Gallery of Art from March 2-June 8, 2014. Admission is free.

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Fri Feb 21, 2014

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Orchid exhibit

Fri Feb 21, 2014

See orchids from all over the world displayed in playful ways with topiaries and fountains at The U.S. Botanic Garden's "Orchid Symphony" exhibit, Feb. 22-April 27. Admission is free.

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Fri Feb 07, 2014

University of Maryland College Park

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University of Maryland College Park

Fri Feb 07, 2014

If you're a student at the University of Maryland College Park, don't miss UMD's Free Stuff page, loaded with free events for every month of the year.

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Fri Feb 07, 2014

The Brixton

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The Brixton

Fri Feb 07, 2014

The Brixton in D.C. is now hosting "Tuesdays with Funnie" - free shows every Tuesday at 8 p.m., featuring a blend of comedy, music, improv and vaudeville-style entertainment.

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Fri Feb 07, 2014

Folger Shakespeare Library

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Folger Shakespeare Library

Fri Feb 07, 2014

The Folger Shakespeare Library in D.C. is celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday by displaying some of its most interesting items in an exhibition called "Shakespeare's the Thing." It's free to see and will remain on display now through June 15. Highlights include a forger's faked love letter from Shakespeare to Anne Hathaway, a copy of the 1623 First Folio and a collector's-edition Barbie doll dressed as Titania from A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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Wed Jan 29, 2014

Pottery Barn Kids Story Time

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Pottery Barn Kids Story Time

Wed Jan 29, 2014

Pottery Barn Kids stores in our region host free weekly story times for kids of all ages every Tuesday from 11-11:30 a.m.

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Free Educational Comedy Shows at Science Club

Tue Jan 21, 2014

Laugh while you learn at the free weekly educational comedy show "After Class @ The Science Club", every Thursday from 8:30-11 p.m. The show features top comedians from around the area.

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"Spirit & Opportunity: 10 Years Roving Across Mars"

Thu Jan 02, 2014

A decade after they landed on the Red Planet, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in D.C. is celebrating the Mars rovers with an exhibition called "Spirit & Opportunity: 10 Years Roving Across Mars", running Jan. 3-Sept. 14. You'll see some of the amazing photographs they took. There will also be a free panel discussion about what's been accomplished so far on Mars, and what's to come in the future. The discussion will take place at the museum at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7.

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Fri Dec 27, 2013

Comedy in Arlington

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Comedy in Arlington

Fri Dec 27, 2013

Want to help local comics test out their new material? Head to "Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy in the Green Room" at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse's Old Arlington Grill, every Saturday night, 10:30 p.m-midnight. As many as 15 comics do their stuff at every show, and admission is free.

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Tue Dec 17, 2013

Mr. Lincoln's Washington

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Mr. Lincoln's Washington

Tue Dec 17, 2013

What was life like in the nation's capital during the Civil War? Check out "Mr. Lincoln's Washington" at the National Portrait Gallery, on exhibition through Jan. 25, 2015. It includes reproductions of photos, prints, drawings and maps.

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Thu Nov 21, 2013

Tours and Tastings

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Tours and Tastings

Thu Nov 21, 2013

The DC Brau brewery offers free tours and tastings on most Saturdays, usually from 12 to 4 p.m.

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McGinty's Public House acoustic open mic

Fri Nov 15, 2013

McGinty's Public House in Silver Spring hosts an Acoustic Open Mic night on first and third Thursdays. It starts at 7:30, followed by an open jam session at 10:30 p.m. There's no cover charge, and there are food and drink specials. Those who want to perform must sign up in advance.

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Thu Nov 14, 2013

Open Mic night at 4410

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Open Mic night at 4410

Thu Nov 14, 2013

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. is Open Mic night at 4410, part of Contemporary Music Center in Haymarket. It's free and open to the public, and musicians can perform 2 songs per night.

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"Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits" in D.C.

Thu Nov 07, 2013

"Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits" is a two-part exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. The first installation will be displayed now through April 27, 2014. Karsh is an internationally recognized portrait photographer who captured images of Grace Kelly, Jonas Salk, Georgia O'Keefe and many more prominent Americans. Admission is free.

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Fri Oct 25, 2013

Classic movies on Mondays

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Classic movies on Mondays

Fri Oct 25, 2013

Love classic movies? The National Theatre screens them free on select Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are first-come, first-served and are passed out a half hour before the show starts.

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Fri Oct 11, 2013

Public art in D.C.

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Public art in D.C.

Fri Oct 11, 2013

The Curbed DC blog has a great list of free public art you can see in the city.

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'Kids Movie Mondays' at The Coupe in D.C.

Thu Sep 12, 2013

The Coupe in Northwest D.C. offers "Kids Movie Mondays" at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of every month. Bring your little ones in for a free movie, and a meal off the special $4 kids menu.

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Free Fun at Leonardtown in St. Mary's County

Thu Sep 05, 2013

On the first Friday of each month, head to Leonardtown in St. Mary's County starting at 5 p.m. for all sorts of fun. Look for live music on the square, art receptions, book signings, specials and deals.

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Thu Aug 15, 2013

Workshops for you and your dog

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Workshops for you and your dog

Thu Aug 15, 2013

"Your Dog's Friend," a nonprofit group based in Montgomery County, offers free workshops for "dog parents." Topics range from "Life with Small Dogs" to "Listening to Your Dog's Body Language" and discussions of dog-themed books. Most workshops are held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Bethesda.

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Wed Jul 24, 2013

Free Ansel Adams Exhibit

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Free Ansel Adams Exhibit

Wed Jul 24, 2013

Check out the permanent display of dozens of photos by renowned wilderness photographer Ansel Adams free at a gallery inside the Wilderness Society's national headquarters building on M Street in Northwest D.C. The gallery is open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Fridays. Admission is free.

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