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Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 02/ 4/2008

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

"Rodin: In His Own Words" at Howard Community College
Thirty bronze works by the acclaimed sculptor Auguste Rodin are on display at Howard Community College, and the gallery is open until 8 p.m.

Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade
Floats created by local merchants travel on Wilson Boulevard between the Court House and Clarendon Metro stations, tossing beads all the way. After the parade finishes, keep the party going at Whitlow's on Wilson, Galaxy Hut, the Clarendon Grill or one of the other nearby bars.

"Lyle Ashton Harris" at Adamson Gallery
Enigmatic, poetic self-portraits by local artist Lyle Ashton Harris ask questions about appearances, perception and public image.

"Running for Office: Cartooning and Politics" at the National Archives
A panel of Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists, including Pat Oliphant, Ann Telnaes and Matt Davies, discuss their work and its effects on the politicians and the public.

OKI and Dub Ainu Band at the Kennedy Center
Traditional Japanese folk melodies and instruments meet reggae rhythms in OKI's work.

"Reuben Breslar: Black/White" at Athenaeum
A stark new exhibit makes its debut at Alexandria's arts center.

Chinese New Year Parade
Welcome the Year of the Rat in Chinatown with lion and dragon dancers, bands and a five-story-high firecracker.

Ebina Performing Arts at the Kennedy Center
Kenichi Ebina's dance troupe blends hip-hop, jazz and traditional Japanese dance styles into a high-energy mix. A two-time grand champion of "Showtime at the Apollo," Ebina is the only performer to win the Apollo's highest honor twice.

By Fritz Hahn  | February 4, 2008; 12:55 PM ET
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What time does the Chinese New Year parade start on Sunday?

Posted by: Laura | February 5, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

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