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Posted at 2:42 PM ET, 01/12/2009

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
Ripley at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage
Tony-nominated actress Alice Ripley has appeared on Broadway in "Sunset Boulevard," "Les Miserables" and "The Rocky Horror Show." See another side to her at the Kennedy Center as she performs with her punk-pop band Ripley.

Tuesday
Women of Our Time: Twentieth-Century Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery
"Women of Our Time" showcases images of 90 notable women of the 20th century, from Marilyn Monroe to Maya Lin.

Wednesday
From the Vaults: Presidential Inaugurations at the National Archives
Think Barack Obama's inauguration is a big deal? Check out footage of John F. Kennedy's, shown as part of the National Archives' Presidential Inaugurations series. (As a bonus, you get to see Dwight D. Eisenhower's swearing in, too.)

Thursday
Free Cupcakes at Red Velvet
The first 500 visitors score a free cupcake from the new cupcakery in town.

Friday
The Sounds of Kaleidoscope at Crooked Beat Records
The formerly local psych-rockers, who can make your head bop and spin in equal measures, perform at the intimate Adams Morgan record store.

Saturday
Wales/Tohora at the National Geographic Society
See a model blue whale heart, rare whale skeletons and more at this exhibit about whales and the people who study them, which is closing soon.

Sunday
Inaugural Welcome Concert at the Lincoln Memorial
The inauguration events kick off with a free concert that features Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Bono, John Legend, Garth Brooks and many, many more.

Monday
Alice Walker at Busboys and Poets
The author of "The Color Purple" and other bestsellers speaks on her life, activism and her recent book of essays, "We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For."

Tuesday
'The American President' at Howard University
On the occasion of Barack Obama's inauguration, see 80 presidental-related photographs from the Associated Press, including the Harry Truman holding the infamous "Dewey Defeats Truman" newspaper, John F. Kennedy campaigning in 1960, Warren G. Harding throwing out the first pitch at a Senators game and Bill Clinton playing his sax on "The Arsenio Hall show."

-- Fritz

By Fritz Hahn  | January 12, 2009; 2:42 PM ET
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