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Posted at 3:27 PM ET, 08/20/2007

Free and Easy

By Fritz Hahn

Every Monday, the Going Out Gurus pick some of the best free and low-cost events happening over the next seven days, including live music, movies, exhibits or pay-what-you-can theater. Have an idea for us? Send it to

Monday: Hang 'Em High in Crystal City
The Clint Eastwood film festival comes to an end with "Unforgiven," the 1992 Western for which Eastwood won the "Best Director" and "Best Picture" Oscars.

Tuesday: Free Lunch at Cusp
Check out new fall fashions at Cusp and the Georgetown boutique will buy your lunch.

Wednesday: Party Like a Redskin at MCCXXIII
Carlos Rogers and other Redskins welcome Fred Smoot back to the team with a party at MCCXXIII. Dress to impress for WKYS DJ Analyze and two hours of free drinks.

Thursday: Dana Thomas at Politics and Prose
Newsweek writer Dana Thomas delves into the world of luxury handbags and perfumes in her new book, "Deluxe." Thankfully, the reading, followed by a booksigning, is free.

Friday: D.C. Poetry Festival at Carter Barron Amphitheater
Poets young and old present their works at Carter Barron, alongside soulful jazz group Fertile Ground and local hip-hop group Poem-Cees.

Saturday: 'Lest We Forget' Opening at Discovery Too
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Carol Guzy and artists Scotlund Haisley and Bill Manley offer three different takes on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Meet the artists and have a free martini at the Bethesda Gallery's "artist reception."

Sunday: The Crawdaddies at Baker Park
Spend a summer evening listening and dancing to swingin' Cajun music.

By Fritz Hahn  | August 20, 2007; 3:27 PM ET
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