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Posted at 1:09 PM ET, 04/14/2008

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

Nintendo Wii at the Front Page
Don't have a Nintendo Wii at home? The Ballston branch of the Front Page is happy to let you use its system, which is hooked up in the back bar. Just be nice and don't hog the bowling, okay?

Black Box: Rivane Neuenschwander at the Hirshhorn
In the hands of Brazilian filmmaker Rivane Neuenschwander, watching ants clean up confetti is a lot more interesting than it sounds. Seriously. See this short film before it closes on Sunday.

Pope Benedict XVI Viewing
If you didn't get tickets to see the Pope celebrate Mass at Nationals Park or his visit to Catholic University, Wednesday is your best shot to see the Popemobile.

Brazilian Rhythms at Cafe Saint-Ex
Dance to samba, bossa nova and tropicalia sounds in the cozy confines of Saint-Ex's Gate 54 Lounge. Admission is free, and caipirinha cocktails -- Brazil's national drink -- are just $5.

Yoga Week
De-stress from the Monday-to-Friday grind with free yoga classes today at Bikram Yoga studios on Capitol Hill and in Tenleytown, Alexandria's River's Edge Yoga and Unity Woods Yoga Center in Woodley Park. (For complete class schedules and more information, see the D.C. Yoga Week Web site.)

The End of Nature at the Warehouse Gallery
Just in time for Earth Day, 30 artists imagine life after catastrophic climate change. The exhibition is open from 1 to 5. At 2 p.m. poets Nan Fry, Judith McCombs and Bernard Welt read from their works and discuss how they were influenced by other environmentally-minded writers.

Earth Day Celebration on the National Mall
You'd expect an Earth Day party to include green technology exhibits and speakers challenging the crowd to live a more environmentally friendly life. But this event also features live music by the Roots, Toots & the Maytals, Gov't Mule and a Thievery Corporation DJ set.

D.C. City Hall Art Collection at the John A. Wilson Building
Let's hear it for local pride: 175 works from the city of Washington's public art collection, including canvases by Sam Gilliam and glass sculptures by Tim Tate, are on display at City Hall for the rest of the month.

By Fritz Hahn  | April 14, 2008; 1:09 PM ET
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I can't find the schedule for the Earth Day events at the Mall on Saturday. When are Toots and the Maytals, Thievery Corp, and The Roots playing?

Posted by: Steve | April 17, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Ooops, I meant Sunday.

Posted by: Steve | April 17, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

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