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Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 09/29/2008

Free and Easy Events

By Fritz Hahn

French-born harmonica wiz Frederic Yonnet performs at final Jazz in the Garden concert of 2008 on Friday. (Frank Jackson)

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
'Currents: Recent Acquisitions' at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Only a few days remain to see the newest acquisitions in the museum's collection, including photographs by Nikki S. Lee and Lee Friedlander.

Tuesday
'In Afghanistan' at the Touchstone Gallery
Dutch photographer Hans Stakelbeek documented daily life in remote areas of Afghanistan during the ongoing reconstruction. This exhibit, which closes Saturday, is co-sponsored by the embassies of Afghanistan and the Netherlands.

Wednesday
Paella Festival Kickoff at Jaleo
The Bethesda restaurant's tribute to Spanish snacks kicks off with free paella at happy hour.

Thursday
Bar J Wranglers at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage
The Jackson Hole, Wyoming, quintet mixes down-home humor, Western music and amazing harmonies in its stage shows.

Friday
Frederic Yonnet at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
The final Jazz in the Garden event of 2008 features local harmonica wiz Frederic Yonnet's contemporary sound, where the influences range from Stevie Wonder to Billie Holliday.

Saturday
Columbia Heights Day Festival
Yoga lessons, rock bands, hip-hop MCs, a moon bounce and a cupcake-eating contest are all part of the neighborhood's annual day out.

Sunday
Jazz on the Mall
Dee Dee Bridgewater, Taj Mahal and McCoy Tyner are among the performers giving free concerts as part of the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival.

Monday
'Nepali Dance: From Kathak to Bollywood' at the National Theatre
The Nepal Dance School demonstrates various types of dance as part of the Monday Night at the National series.

-- Fritz

By Fritz Hahn  | September 29, 2008; 11:57 AM ET
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