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Posted at 2:01 PM ET, 09/10/2007

Free and Easy

By Fritz Hahn

Every Monday, the Going Out Gurus post about the best ways to spend time in Washington without spending any money. Have an idea for us? Send it to

Black Cat 14th Anniversary Party at the Black Cat
The bands performing at the Cat's birthday party all comprise bartenders, bouncers and other members of the club's staff.

September 11 Memorial Events
Ceremonies and concerts remember the victims of Sept. 11, 2001.

Stephen Hunter at Borders Books & Music
If you enjoyed Stephen Hunter's book-turned-movie "Shooter," listen to the Post critic read from his latest novel in the Bob Lee Swagger series, "The 47th Samurai."

Dizzy Gillespie on Film at the Library of Congress
Rare footage of jazzy great Dizzy Gillespie performing in the '50s and '60s is followed by a panel discussion with special guests.

Willie Colon at the Woodrow Wilson Center
Last week, D.C.'s free concert series featured MC Hammer. This Friday, the star is salsa legend Willie Colon, who has sold more than 30 million records and been nominated for 11 Grammy awards.

Arts on Foot in Penn Quarter
Galleries, museums, restaurants and performances spaces in Penn Quarter join forces for this arts festival-cum-block party. Amid live music, wine tastings, improv theater and an art market, theater buffs can get their first look at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's soon-to-open Sidney Harman Hall.

Jazz on the Mall at the Sylvan Theatre
Part of the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, this day-long concert features heavy hitters like Eddie Palmieri and Paquito D'Rivera. Headlining is the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, which counts Clark Terry, James Moody, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath and Roy Hargrove among its members.

-- Fritz

By Fritz Hahn  | September 10, 2007; 2:01 PM ET
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thx for the jazz fest sched. regarding the diz films on 9/13. lib of congress is a big place. where is this being shown? pickford?

Posted by: willie | September 12, 2007 12:08 AM | Report abuse

The Dizzy on Film event is in the Mary Pickford Theater.

Posted by: Julia | September 12, 2007 1:52 PM | Report abuse

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