Free and Easy
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Robert Glasper at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
The young Texas-born pianist is well-schooled in mainstream jazz, and he's also no stranger to hip-hop.
Tim Tate at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Local glass artist Tim Tate discusses his work, "Sacred Heart of Healing," and other art works inspired by romance.
'The Power of Chocolate: Chocolate of the Americas' at the National Museum of the American Indian
Performances, demonstrations and yummy samples teach about cacao and its place in Mesoamerican cultures, just in time for Valentine's Day.
'Degas to Diebenkorn' at the Phillips Collection The Phillips Collection's permanent collection is free, but this exhibit is $12, $10 for students and seniors and free for ages 18 and younger.
The Phillips shows off its new acquisitions, including special pieces by Edouard Vuillard, Ellsworth Kelly and Ansel Adams. Preview the show with our photo gallery.
'Flowers' at the Kennedy Center
Ever seen a dance performance that doesn't use a stage? The avant-garde Strange Kinoko Dance Company puts on two partially improvised performances in the Kennedy Center's KC Cafe, using the tables and chairs as props.
Discover Strathmore at the Music Center at Strathmore
Explore the North Bethesda arts complex during its open house, which features more than 40 music and dance performances.
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.)
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