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Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 11/12/2007

Free and Easy

By Fritz Hahn

Every Monday, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural scene without spending any money. Have an idea for us? Send it to events@washingtonpost.com.

Monday
African American Veterans' Day Program at Alexandria Black History Museum
Music, speeches and dramatic presentations honor African American men and women who have fought for our country.

Tuesday
Chuck Close: New Work at the Adamson Gallery
This week is the last chance to see famed photographer Chuck Close's latest set of portraits, which are printed on various media. Critic Jessica Dawson says "the works recall art forms of centuries past, but the pantheon they depict is totally 2007."

Wednesday
Beaujolais Nouveau Party at Les Halles
Stay up late to welcome the newest vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau, a young French wine. The celebration at Les Halles includes free wine, free snacks and dancing to a DJ.

Thursday
Takoma Park Film Festival at the Takoma Park Municipal Building
It's opening night for the annual festival, which features short films, videos and documentaries from around the world.

Friday
Ani DiFranco at All Souls Unitarian Church
The award-winning folk singer reads poems from her new book, "Ani DiFranco: Verses," and answers questions from the audience.

Saturday
Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade in Downtown Silver Spring
The Redskins Marching Band, mounted police, colorful floats and musical units march through downtown Silver Spring.

Sunday
Family and Friends Festival at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery
Celebrate the opening of the museum's new glass-ceilinged courtyard with a full day of indoor/outdoor events, including live gospel, bluegrass and rock music, Mexican dancers and hands-on art activities for families.

Monday
Back of the Moon at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage
When's the last time you danced to a bodhran? This award-winning traditional Scottish folk band plays songs steeped with pipes, fiddles and whistles.

-- Fritz

By Fritz Hahn  | November 12, 2007; 10:26 AM ET
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