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Posted at 2:10 PM ET, 12/ 8/2008

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
'Images from NASA: Photos by Bill Ingalls' at the Washington School of Photography
Bill Ingalls, an official photographer for NASA, shows off his images, including the Kennedy Space Center, the inside of a DC-8 and a flight through a hurricane, as part of FotoWeek DC.

Tuesday
The Clash Movie Night
Monday night at the Black Cat is given over to movies starring the Ramones, but Tuesday is for The Only Band That Mattered. It includes "Rude Boy," which is chock full of live footage from 1980, and a pair of features on singer Joe Strummer: "Let's Rock Again" and "The Future is Unwritten."

Wednesday
DAR Christmas Open House
Enjoy holiday treats, caroling and tours of rooms decorated to celebrate the season in the Daughters of the American Revolution's historic home.

Thursday
American Conversations: Daniel Schorr at the National Archives
The last member of Edward R. Murrow's CBS news team still active in journalism, Daniel Schorr's 60-year career has covered 12 presidents and the beginning and end of the Cold War. He discusses his new book, a collection of essays he wrote for National Public Radio, with Allen Weinstein, the Archivist of the United States.

Friday
D.C. Youth Orchestra at the Millennium Stage
The 70-member ensemble of high-school-age musicians performs holiday favorites at the Kennedy Center.

Saturday
Santa's Big Broadcast at the Radio and Television Museum
The Radio and Television Museum plays classic specials featuring the stars of Christmases past, including Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, George Burns and Gracie Allen.

Sunday
Community Chanukah Celebration
A day of games, crafts and treats for kids aged 2 to 12 to celebrate the festival of lights.

Monday
Mama Tried at the Millennium Stage
WAMMIE Award-winning vocalist and banjo player Randy Barrett and a crew of dedicated Washington-area musicians have developed their own bluegrass sound.

-- Fritz

By Fritz Hahn  | December 8, 2008; 2:10 PM ET
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