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Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 02/11/2008

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 events@washingtonpost.com.

Monday
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.

Tuesday
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.

Wednesday
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.

Thursday
'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.

Friday
'Degas to Diebenkorn' at the Phillips Collection
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.
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.

Saturday
'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.

Sunday
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.

Monday
Presidents' Day at Mount Vernon
In honor of our first president, George Washington's mansion waives the $13 admission fee. (Before you go, download our illustrated podcast tour.

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.)

-- Fritz

By Fritz Hahn  | February 11, 2008; 12:08 PM ET
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Does Cafe Citron still do flamenco on Monday nights? Can't seem to get someone at the club to call me back and tell me and the most recent web listing I found was from like December.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 11, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Sorry I completely missed this question yesterday, but yes, Citron is still running its weekly flamenco show, with singer Gerárd Moreno and guitarist Michael "Miguelito" Perez. It's highly recommended.

Posted by: Fritz | February 12, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

I didn't think the Phillips Collection was free to visit?

Posted by: rosslyn | February 13, 2008 8:44 AM | Report abuse

The Phillips's permanent collection is free on weekdays.

Posted by: Julia | February 14, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

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