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Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 07/ 7/2008

Free and Easy Events

By Fritz Hahn

Ursula Andress and Sean Connery star in "Dr. No," this year's first Screen on the Green feature. (MGM/UA Entertainment Co.)

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'Jezebel' at the National Theatre
One year before "Gone With the Wind," Bette Davis played a capricious Southern belle -- this time, in antebellum Louisiana -- and won an Oscar for best actress. She stars with Henry Fonda in this screening of "Jezebel" at the opulent National Theatre.

'The Rolling Exhibition' at the Kennedy Center
Legless photographer Kevin Connolly traveled through 15 countries on a skateboard, taking pictures of people staring at him.

Hip-Hop Theater Shorts I at the Studio Theatre
The Hip-Hop Theater Festival swings into gear with an evening of four short plays, including "Boom Bap Meditations" by Baba Israel, a New Yorker who recounts his immersion into hip-hop culture, and "Southside," a drama by the District's John Muller, about a community's struggle with violence.

'Max Hirshfeld: Looking at Looking' at Hemphill Fine Arts
Talk about meta: This exhibition shows photographs of people in the National Gallery looking at art.

Free Slurpee Day at Area 7-11s
The least-cultural event on this week's calendar is also one of our favorites: Fight the summer heat wave with a free 7.11-ounce Slurpee from participating 7-11s.

Reston Festival
A full day of activities for kids and adults includes live music, crafts and a birthday cake for Reston at 2 p.m. The lineup of jazz, African and rock bands is capped by local swing ensemble King Teddy.

'Jam Session' at the Meridian International Center
This is your last chance to view photographs and documents chronicling the tours of jazz legends as like Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, who traveled the globe on behalf of the State Department from the mid-1950s through the 1970s.

'Dr. No' at Screen on the Green
Pack a picnic and a blanket for the return of summer movies on the Mall. This year's series begins with Sean Connery's first turn as James Bond, in "Dr. No."

-- Fritz

By Fritz Hahn  | July 7, 2008; 12:35 PM ET
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