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Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 02/25/2008

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.

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.

Tuesday
'Duke Ellington at the White House' at the National Gallery of Art
In 1969, President Richard Nixon threw a 70th birthday party for jazz great (and native Washingtonian) Duke Ellington. This 18-minute film shows highlights from the event, including an appearance by an all-star orchestra featuring Dave Brubeck, Earl Hines, Clark Terry and Milt Hinton.

Wednesday
'Closer' at Gallery Neptune
Sculptures, paintings and works in glass, all on a small scale.

Thursday
Dee Dee Myers at Politics & Prose
"Women should rule the world," according to a new book by former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers, and after spending two years working for Bill Clinton, she should have a pretty informed opinion.

Friday
Wine Tasting at Vidalia
Get the weekend started right with a sommelier-guided tasting of three wines in Vidalia's lounge. There's no catch, no minimum purchase and hors d'oeuvres are provided.

Saturday
'Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits' at the National Portrait Gallery
Tracing 150 years of the African-American experience through 100 photographic portraits, this exhibit closes on Sunday.

Sunday
Air Force Band Guest Artist Series at Constitution Hall
The renowned Empire Brass ensemble -- one of the only brass quintets you'll ever see -- brings its virtuosic talents to Constitution Hall to perform with the Air Force Band. You may hear anything from Handel to Broadway hits.

Monday
Glass3 at the Shops at Georgetown Park
A mecca of commerce is turned into a gallery for the duration of this international glass exhibition, which was organized by arts groups from Washington, Toledo, Ohio, and Sunderland, England.

-- Fritz

By Fritz Hahn  | February 25, 2008; 11:43 AM ET
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