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Posted at 2:52 PM ET, 11/19/2007

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

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.

Alex Ross at Politics and Prose
The New Yorker music critic discusses his new book, "The Rest Is Noise," a cultural history of music since 1900.

Pre-Thanksgiving Bash at Ultrabar
DJ Geometrix spins hip-hop and club hits at the F Street nightclub. Arrive early or you may be left outside.

Exhibits at the Smithsonian Institution.
Want to get out of the house before or after the big meal? All Smithsonian Museums are open despite the holiday.

Holiday Tree Lightings in Alexandria and Reston
Santa Claus is coming to town, and he'll be the guest of honor at two holiday festivals in Virginia.

'A Midnight Clear' at the U.S. Botanic Garden
The Botanic Garden's annual holiday exhibit includes its model train garden and miniature replicas of National Mall landmarks.

'Andrea Reed: Sweet Struggle' at the Torpedo Factory Art Center
See Andrea Reed's controversial exhibit, which features African Americans wearing blackface, before it closes on December 2.

'Blue Wild Angel - Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight' at the Library of Congress's Mary Pickford Theater
Jimi Hendrix's August 30, 1970, concert features his trio (with Mitch Mitchell and Buddy Cox) tearing through songs like "Machine Gun" and "Purple Haze."

-- Fritz

By Fritz Hahn  | November 19, 2007; 2:52 PM ET
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GOGs, are you still on vacay? This place is dead, but all the other DC blogs are up and running. What's the deal?

Posted by: dcgrrrrrrrrl | November 26, 2007 4:00 PM | Report abuse

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