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Free Screenings at the DC Shorts Film Festival

Fri Sep 19, 2014

The DC Shorts Film Festival includes free lunchtime shows daily now through September 19 (each program is 40 minutes long), as well as free, 70-minute long showcases of family films (recommended for kids at least 8 years old) September 20 & 21.

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Movies at the Wine Bin in Ellicott City

Fri Sep 19, 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: "Rock of Ages" September 20, and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" September 27.

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Friday Night Live Concerts at National Harbor

Fri Sep 19, 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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Fri Sep 19, 2014

Concerts at Bowie Town Center

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Concerts at Bowie Town Center

Fri Sep 19, 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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Free Family Nights at National Children's Museum

Fri Sep 19, 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 September 19, October 17, November 7 and December 19.

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Free Walking Tours During WalkingTown DC

Fri Sep 19, 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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Sunfest in Ocean City Through Sept. 21

Fri Sep 19, 2014

Admission is free to Sunfest in Ocean City now through Sunday, September 21. The fun includes live entertainment, arts and crafts, and a special laser lights show on the beach. Paid tickets are required to see the headlining nighttime concerts.

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Fri Sep 19, 2014

Bluejacket Brewery Tours

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Bluejacket Brewery Tours

Fri Sep 19, 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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Fri Sep 19, 2014

H Street Festival

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H Street Festival

Fri Sep 19, 2014

The free (and enormous) H Street Festival from noon-7 p.m. Saturday, September 20 will include more than 500 performers at 14 staging areas. The festival will be spread over 10 blocks between the 400 and 1400 blocks of H Street NE.

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Dulles Day Plane Pull and Family Festival

Fri Sep 19, 2014

Admission is free to the Dulles Day Plane Pull and Family Festival from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, September 20 at Dulles Airport. Besides the attempt to pull an 82-ton FedEx cargo jet, there will be aircraft and cars on display, a kids' play area, police K-9 demonstrations, and more.

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The Big Build at the National Building Museum

Fri Sep 19, 2014

Get building at The Big Build free family festival at the National Building Museum, happening 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, September 20. It includes a truck "petting zoo", many many hands on activities, demos by actual builders, and an attempt to build the world's tallest toy out of Superstructs.

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Fri Sep 19, 2014

Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash

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Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash

Fri Sep 19, 2014

It's free to watch the Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash dog races outdoors at the Ronald Reagan Building International Trade Center from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, September 20. There will also be other contests, including best dressed dog, and a dog/owner look alike competition. Donations from race participants will benefit the Washington Humane Society.

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Fri Sep 19, 2014

"Moonlit Movies" in Greenbelt

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"Moonlit Movies" in Greenbelt

Fri Sep 19, 2014

Take in free summer outdoor movies on the Greenbelt Aquatic & Fitness Center lawn through October 4. Remaining films are: "Ernest and Celestine" 8 p.m. September 20, and "Up" at 7:30 p.m. October 4.

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Fri Sep 19, 2014

DC VegFest at The Yards Park

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DC VegFest at The Yards Park

Fri Sep 19, 2014

Free food samples, speakers (including Robin Quivers from the Howard Stern Show), music, cooking demos, and a kids activity area are all part of DC VegFest at The Yards Park, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, September 20. The first 1,000 people get a free tote bag loaded with samples and coupons. Admission is free.

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Civil War Tours of Congressional Cemetery

Fri Sep 19, 2014

Check out one of the last free Civil War Tours of Congressional Cemetery at 1 p.m. on either September 20 or October 18. Leading your tour will be Civil War expert Steve Hammond.

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Banned Books Week Events at DC Public Library

Fri Sep 19, 2014

The DC Public Library is celebrating Banned Books Week (September 19-27) with a bunch of free events, including a temporary art exhibition called "Uncensored", readings of banned books and more.

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Fri Sep 19, 2014

Fiesta DC Parade and Festival

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Fiesta DC Parade and Festival

Fri Sep 19, 2014

Fiesta DC, a celebration of Latino culture, happens Sunday, September 21. A parade starts at 10 a.m., stepping off at Constitution Avenue and 7th Street NW and traveling east to 14th Street NW. A festival follows from noon-7 p.m. along Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues between 9th and 14th Streets NW.

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Fri Sep 19, 2014

Washington Ballet Open House

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Washington Ballet Open House

Fri Sep 19, 2014

At the Washington Ballet's free Open House from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, September 21 you can watch excerpts from upcoming productions, take part in workshops for kids, join a Q&A with Artistic Director Septime Webre, and learn how to make the perfect hair bun!

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Fri Sep 19, 2014

Hispanic Festival in Adelphi

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Hispanic Festival in Adelphi

Fri Sep 19, 2014

Admission is free to the Hispanic Festival at Lane Manor Park in Adelphi from noon-6 p.m. Sunday, September 21, where there will be live entertainment, crafts, games and food for sale. Free shuttles to and from the event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and leave every 30 minutes from Langley McCormick Elementary, and Rosa Parks Elementary.

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Movies at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center

Fri Sep 19, 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 double feature with "Monsters, Inc." & "Monsters U" September 21, and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" September 28.

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Fri Sep 19, 2014

Outdoor Movies at National Harbor

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Outdoor Movies at National Harbor

Fri Sep 19, 2014

National Harbor's Movies on the Potomac series runs on Sundays through September 28. Movies start at 6 p.m. Remaining movies are "Peter Pan" (2003) September 21, and "Hook" September 28.

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Fri Sep 19, 2014

"Mork Fest" at Rock & Roll Hotel

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"Mork Fest" at Rock & Roll Hotel

Fri Sep 19, 2014

This month, the Rock & Roll Hotel's free Sunday movie series is all about Robin Williams. "Mork Fest" will feature a different movie each week, followed by episodes of TV's "Mork & Mindy". Movies start at 8 p.m. "Death to Smoochy" is September 21, and "Moscow on the Hudson" is September 28.

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The 5x5 Project Free Public Art & Events

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The 5x5 Project from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities is bringing contemporary, temporary art to all parts of the city September 6-December 6. There are also free events tied to the project, including musical performances, exhibitions, lectures, bike tours and more.

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U.S. Naval Observatory Tours This Fall & Winter

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The U.S. Naval Observatory offers free public tours on select Monday nights at 8:30 p.m., but you have to reserve your spot far in advance. The USNO is now accepting applications for the October 20, November 3, November 17, December 1 and December 15 tours.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Fire From the Forge Exhibition

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Fire From the Forge Exhibition

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Fire From the Forge, a free exhibition at the Gibbs Street Gallery in Rockville, features sculpture and jewelry by 42 metal artists who studied with Montgomery College Professor Komelia Okim. It runs through Sunday, October 5. The gallery is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Gabriel Figueroa Exhibit at the Mexican Cultural Institute

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The exhibition "Gabriel Figueroa, Cinematographer. Great Moments in Mexico's Golden Age of Cinema" September 9-November 3 at the Mexican Cultural Institute is a celebration of his life in documents, photographs, film clips, posters and more. Admission is free. Also, several free events are being held in conjunction with the exhibit, including a conversation with Gabriel Figueroa Flores September 10, and film screenings September 18, October 15, and October 30. RSVP to attend any of these events.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

ApocalyptiCAT Woodcuts and Papercuts

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ApocalyptiCAT Woodcuts and Papercuts

Tue Sep 09, 2014

"ApocalyptiCAT" is a free exhibition of woodcuts and papercuts by Franca Bartholomai at Goethe-Institut Washington, now through October 10.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

"Making Their Mark" Exhibit

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"Making Their Mark" Exhibit

Tue Sep 09, 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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Vanished Birds Exhibit at National Museum of Natural History

Tue Sep 09, 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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"Degas/Cassatt" at National Gallery of Art

Tue Sep 09, 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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"Wilderness Forever" Photography Exhibition

Mon Sep 08, 2014

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the National Museum of Natural History has a photography exhibit on display now through the summer of 2015. The photos were selected by a jury from more than 5,000 that were submitted from around the country.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits

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Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits

Mon Sep 08, 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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"Beyond Bollywood" at Museum of Natural History

Tue Sep 02, 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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"Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota" at Sackler Gallery

Sun Aug 31, 2014

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

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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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"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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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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"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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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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'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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