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Posted at 2:59 PM ET, 11/26/2007

Free and Easy

By Anne Kenderdine

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
"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."

Tuesday
Darren Coleman at Borders Books and Music
The bestselling author of urban love stories "Before I Let Go" and "Don't Ever Wonder," Coleman reads from his new book "A Taste of Honey" at an after-work event.

Wednesday
Scents and Sweets at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
Amateur and professional bakers and florists show off their festive gingerbread houses and floral centerpieces in this annual competition, and the winners are determined by judges and a popular vote.

Thursday
"Magic and Medicine in Harry Potter" at the National Institutes of Health
Harry Potter fans have read all about mandrakes, unicorns and the alchemist Nicholas Flamel. An exhibition at the National Library of Medicine delves into its vast collection and examines the use of science, herbology and historic figures in J.K. Rowling's books.

Friday
Rosanne Cash at the Library of Congress
Country singer Cash honors her father, the late Johnny Cash, with an evening of music and memories.

The Rosanne Cash concert has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Saturday
Holiday Lights Boat Parade in Old Town Alexandria
More than 50 festively decorated boats cruise along the Potomac, beginning at 5:30. Make a day out of it and watch Santa play the bagpipes in the the city's Scottish Christmas Walk at 11 a.m.

Sunday
"Later the Same Evening" at the National Gallery of Art
The first opera ever to be performed at the National Gallery of Art, "Later the Same Evening" is inspired by five Edward Hopper paintings. (Read about the National Gallery's major retrospective of Hopper's works.)

Monday
"Black Maps" at the National Academy of Sciences
Time is running out for "Black Maps," David Maisel's collection of large-scale aerial photographs documenting man's impact on nature.

-- Fritz

By Anne Kenderdine  | November 26, 2007; 2:59 PM ET
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i think the rosanne cash is canceled

Posted by: Anonymous | November 26, 2007 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Ticketmaster knew nothing about the event when I called.

Posted by: Anon. | November 27, 2007 8:55 AM | Report abuse

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