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Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 06/ 2/2008

Free and Easy Events

By Fritz Hahn

The Folger Shakespeare Library's arms and armor exhibition includes this set of 16th-century Italian field armor. (Higgins Armory Museum)

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
'Scott G. Brooks: Under the Skin' at Long View Gallery
The pop surrealist's new work features his trademark wide-eyed figures in meticulously drawn settings. Make time, as you'll want to linger.

Tuesday
'The Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustic' at the McLean Project for the Arts
Artists have worked with hot wax since the days of ancient Egypt. The McLean Project for the Arts shows how contemporary artists are keeping the form lively.

Wednesday
Organ Demonstrations at the National Cathedral
An organist gives a short talk about the Cathedral's 10,650-pipe organ, then performs a mini-recital.

Thursday
'Now Thrive the Armorers: Arms and Armor in Shakespeare' at the Folger Shakespeare Library
A new exhibition at the Folger explores how Shakespeare portrayed combat in his plays, but kids of all ages will be fascinated by the suits of armor on display.

Friday
Manhattan Transfer at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage
Celebrate the 11th anniversary of Millennium stage with the Grammy-winning vocal quartet. This is the closing performance of the Kennedy Center's a cappella festival.

Saturday
Baseball Family Day at the Reynolds Center
The Washington Nationals come to the National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum to read children's stories and pose for photos with fans.

Sunday
Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk
Explore the Phillips Collection, the Textile Museum, Anderson House and other Dupont-area museums for free.

Monday
'Highlights from the David C. Driskell Center' at the University of Maryland University College
Paintings, prints and three-dimensional work by leading African-American artists are featured in this exhibit, organized by the univeristy's Driskell Center.

By Fritz Hahn  | June 2, 2008; 12:26 PM ET
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