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Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 02/19/2008

Free and Easy

By Fritz Hahn

Every week, 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.

Tuesday
Flashback Retro Night at Cobalt
DJ Jason Royce spins classic disco and dancefloor-friendly '80s pop and new wave while the crowd sips $3 bottled beers and rail cocktails. (Ladies, no heels, please.)

Wednesday
'Wine, Worship and Sacrifice' at the Sackler Gallery
A treasure trove of gorgeous golden objects shows how the other half lived in Vani, an ancient city in what is now the republic of Georgia.

Thursday
Dilla Day After Party at Eighteenth Street Lounge
Legendary hip-hop DJ and producer Pete Rock, often considered one of the all-time greats, and DJ Bee honor the late J. Dilla with a night of hits at Eighteenth Street Lounge.

Friday
The Conservatory Project at the Kennedy Center
Students from the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University perform a wide range of works, including compositions by Franz Liszt, Antonin Dvorak and Herbie Hancock.

Saturday
'Come in From the Cold' at the Temple of the Scottish Rite
The mysterious Temple of the Scottish Rite -- you know, the huge building on 16th Street NW modeled after the tomb of King Mausolus at Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and guarded by a pair of enormous sphinxes -- opens its doors for a Freemason-friendly family day. Don't miss the Egyptian hieroglyphics or the moon bounce.

Sunday
Maple Syrup Festival at Brookside Gardens
Learn how maple syrup is produced, from tree sap to the finished product, and taste it at various stages. Registration is preferred.

Monday
'Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body' at the National Library of Medicine
Fans of "CSI" and "Bones" have one last chance to check out this exhibit, which traces the history of forensic medicine and autopsies from 17th-century textbooks to modern DNA testing.

By Fritz Hahn  | February 19, 2008; 12:32 PM ET
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Comments

My bf wants to know... where can he find on a weekend a good place to listen to some good, chill tunes like jazz and have great dessert? Kramerworks doesn't cut it and the coffee cake at HR-57 was OK.

Thanks.

Jen

Posted by: Jennifer | February 20, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

CORRECTION:

THURSDAY FEB 21 PETE ROCK SPINS AT CUE BAR
1115 U STREET NW WDC

http://www.myspace.com/peterock

Posted by: solSource | February 20, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

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