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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 03/17/2008

Free and Easy Events

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
The Mayor's Arts Awards at the Kennedy Center
Mayor Adrian Fenty will host the 23rd annual awards ceremony, which honors the arts in D.C. and features performances by harmonica innovator Frederic Yonnet, actors Robert and Andy Prosky, DJ Christylz and CityDance Ensemble.

Tuesday
Films about Washington at the National Gallery of Art
Trace the history of the nation's capital through two short films: A 1929 movie about the plan for Washington, D.C. Come back next week for the 1949 follow-up made to celebrate the city's 150th anniversary.

Wednesday
The Satorialist at Adamson Gallery
Fashion blogger Scott Schuman brings a show of his stylish photos to Washington. Talk fall looks and Parisian skirt lengths at the opening reception.

Thursday
De La Soul at MCCXXIII
Stakes is high at this free concert, which features groundbreaking '90s hip-hop group De La Soul and Little Brother producer 9th Wonder. Just make sure you arrive early.

Friday
Texas Made at Art Whino Gallery
See contemporary works by 10 emerging Texas-based artists. DJ Scratch Master K provides the beats at tonight's opening.

Saturday
Collectors Select at the Arlington Arts Center
Illustrious Washington art collectors -- the kind who spend hundreds of thousands of dollars -- are given the opportunity to curate mini-galleries.

Sunday
An Alphabet Garden of Orchids at the U.S. Botanic Garden
Spend Easter Sunday wandering through the Botanic Garden's annual exhibit, which features a diverse collection of hundreds of orchids.

Monday
The White House Easter Egg Roll
Since 1878, children have been rolling eggs on the White House lawn on Easter Monday. More recent traditions include an egg hunt, a reader corner with celebrities sharing their favorite books and live performances by childrens' entertainers. Tickets will be given away on Saturday morning -- get to the Ellipse by 4 a.m. -- but a limited number of tickets will also be available at the gate.

By Fritz Hahn  | March 17, 2008; 10:50 AM ET
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The De La Soul concert was not free! My friends and I got there at 8:00. They did not let people in until 10 pm. And then they said there was a $20 cover.

Posted by: De La Soul | March 21, 2008 9:19 AM | Report abuse

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