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Posted at 1:30 PM ET, 04/21/2008

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
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.

Tuesday
'The Satorialist' at Adamson Gallery
There are only a few more days to see 'Satorialist' blogger Scott Schuman's photos of sidewalk fashion from around the globe.

Wednesday
Beyond at Skewers Upstairs
Wish you didn't have to stay out late to check out some hot new DJs? Beyond is an after-work happy hour where the music kicks off at 6 p.m. and the drinks are dirt-cheap. Really, you can't miss.

Thursday
'Unholy Rollers' at the Library of Congress
What do you get when you cross a Playboy Playmate of the Year, roller derby and Martin Scorsese? This 1972 film starring former Playmate Claudia Jennings as "a roller derby newcomer bent on revenge." Preceding it are trailers and shorts, including a 1972 instructional film called "Personal Health for Girls."

Friday
Open-Air French Market in Georgetown
There's no charge to browse the wares at this annual sidewalk sale, which features discounts of up to 50 percent at 30 different boutiques. Whether you can keep your money in your wallet is a different matter.

Saturday
Maryland Day at the University of Maryland
The University's 10th annual open house has agricultural exhibits, chemistry experiments, robotics, Terps team autographs and previews of theater and music performances -- plus ice cream from the campus dairy, hot dogs, face painting, insect petting and pig kissing. (And while you're there, don't miss "Power to the People," a look at pop culture and contemporary art, at the University's Art Gallery.)

Sunday
National Hairball Awareness Day at the National Museum of Health and Medicine
Washington's weirdest museum shows off some of the most ... unusual items in its collection in a temporary exhibition: hairballs taken from human and animal stomachs. The "special presentation and hands-on activity" begins at 1.

Monday
'Tamerlano' at the Kennedy Center
The Washington National Opera discusses and performs excerpts from "Tamerlano," a rarely heard Handel opera that makes its company premiere on April 30.

By Fritz Hahn  | April 21, 2008; 1:30 PM ET
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