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Posted at 3:22 PM ET, 11/10/2008

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

Previously on Lost at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage
The name of this Brooklyn rock band should sound familiar -- if only because they're the first words heard on each episode of "Lost." Each week, the group writes a new song based on the events of the previous episode of the show. At this concert, they'll perform songs from their recent album, "The Tale of Season 4 and the Oceanic Six," in addition to a special song recapping one of George Carlin's comedy routines. (The late comedian is the recipient of the Mark Twain prize that night at the Kennedy Center.)

Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery
The nation's veterans are honored with a wreath-laying ceremony and memorial service.

Kostume Karaoke at Solly's U Street Tavern
Dressing up is encouraged at this campy bi-monthly party, and it's the perfect chance to get one more wear out of your Halloween costume. As a bonus, bring a costume to donate -- or props like wigs, hats or capes -- and the organizers will buy you a shot.

The Rising Tide: New Art in China at the Hirshhorn
A documentary by Robert Adanto examines the rise of the modern photography and video art movements in China, examining their relationship to Chinese government and culture.

Stencil Opening at Art Whino
Banksy is probably the world's best-known stencil graffiti artist, but he's far from the only one. The National Harbor gallery's new group show "Stencil" features works by more than 30 artists from around the world. Tonight's opening, which runs from 6 to midnight, features music by DJ Face and a performance by the improv group Vodka and Donuts.

Feedback at DC9
The monthly electro/house/hip-hop dance party, run by DJ Stereofaith, features a guest appearance by Philadelphia DJ Jess Okay and a live performance by the Finish, a new band fronted by Mousetrap DJ Mark Zimin. Arrive between 9 and 10 for free admission and free vodka and Red Bull.

"Classic Ocean" at the Museum of Natural History
The Smithsonian combines its new Ocean Hall and classic cinema at this Sunday afternoon double feature, which kicks off with the Oscar-winning 1935 version of "Mutiny on the Bounty," starring Clark Gable, followed by the 1956 "Moby Dick," featuring Gregory Peck as Ahab.

William Ayers at Busboys and Poets
One of the most unlikely focal points of the 2008 presidential election, Ayers, a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, discusses "City Kids, City Schools: More Reports from the Front Row," a collection of essays from teachers, scholars and students about the state of America's urban schools.

By Fritz Hahn  | November 10, 2008; 3:22 PM ET
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