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Posted at 2:23 PM ET, 03/31/2008

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
Los Gringos at the Millennium Stage
George Washington University's Latin music group specializes in salsa, meringue and Latin jazz.

Tuesday
Drag Bingo at Nellie's Sports Bar
Miss Shi-Queeta-Lee drags the city's most risque bingo game from Chaos to Nellie's Sports Bar. Prizes at this anything-goes event range from bar tabs to George Foreman grills.

Wednesday
'Shine a Light' at Arlington Cinema 'n' Drafthouse
See the Rolling Stones concert film/documentary -- directed by Martin Scorsese -- for free when you sign up on the Drafthouse's Web site.

Thursday
'El Anatsui: Gawu ' at the National Museum of African Art
Messages ranging from the environmental to the political to the economic appear in the colorful metal sculptures crafted by Ghanaian-Nigerian artist El Anatsui.

Friday
Korean Film Festival at the Freer Gallery of Art
The Korean Film Festival, which covers both blockbusters and art-house films made in Korea in the last two years, kicks off at the Freer's Meyer Auditorium with "Tazza: The High Rollers," which explores the world of "underground gambling dens and fast-talking con artists." Free tickets -- up to two per person -- are distributed beginning at 6 p.m.

Saturday
'Foox' at Art Whino - National Harbor
Alexandria's Art Whino unveils its Prince George's County digs with an exhibition of David and Jessica Foox's cartoony paintings. Music at tonight's opening party is provided by Black Cat regular DJ Lil' E.

Sunday
National Cherry Blossom Festival Lantern Lighting Ceremony
The 355-year-old Japanese stone lantern at the Tidal Basin will be lit in a formal ceremony featuring Japanese performers, Washington dignitaries and the Cherry Blossom princesses.

Monday
'Ornament as Art' at the Renwick Gallery
A glittering new exhibition at the Renwick examines avant-garde jewelry, including necklaces made from sliced books, shards of Coca-Cola bottles and colored fishing line.

-- Fritz

By Fritz Hahn  | March 31, 2008; 2:23 PM ET
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