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Posted at 2:21 PM ET, 02/ 9/2009

Free and Easy Events

By Fritz Hahn

This could be you -- or one of the Going Out Gurus -- on Thursday at Solly's, when the Going Out Guide's happy hour features karaoke, free food and drink specials. (Courtesy of Kostume Karaoke)

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
Nine on the Ninth at Busboys and Poets
As part of the Lincoln Bicentennial, National Gallery staffers lead daily discussions of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens's "Shaw Memorial," which honors Colonel Robert Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment -- the African-American Civil War regiment immortalized in the film "Glory."

Tuesday
'Cory Oberndorfer: Flavor of the Month' at Flashpoint
Time is running out for Oberndorfer's new show of flashy, stylized paintings that frequently pair roller girls with candy or ice cream.

Wednesday
Beyond at Skewers
You don't have to stay out late to hear interesting DJs. At Beyond, the music -- dubstep, drum 'n' bass, house -- starts at 6 p.m.

Thursday
Going Out Guide Happy Hour at Solly's
Join the Going Out Gurus for Kostume Karaoke, free food from Oohs and Ahhs and assorted drink specials at our monthly happy hour.

Friday
'The Art of Romance' at Ayr Hill Gallery
Peruse paintings, pastels and estate jewelry while sampling champagne provided by the gallery and chocolate provided MallowDrama. While admission, champagne and chocolates are free, RSVPs are requested.

Saturday
Make a Date: An Art and Music Experience in Southwest D.C. near Nationals Park
Artomatic, the Pink Line Project and the Capitol Riverfront B.I.D. host three days of music and art at various spots near the Navy Yard Metro station. The full schedule has yet to be announced, but in the spirit of Artomatic, expect the unexpected.

Sunday
Discover Strathmore
Big top arts are put in the center ring in an eclectic family festival sponsored in part by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Jugglers, clowns, musicians and acrobats will perform and lead interactive workshops where visitors will be given the chance to try out their favorite feats.

Monday
Ford's Theatre Grand Reopening and Open House
The Theatre's coming-out party includes readings of the one-act play "The Road From Appomattox," performances of "One Destiny," a play about Abraham Lincoln's assassination, excerpts from the musical "The Civil War" and programs led by National Park Service Rangers. Oh, and free birthday cupcakes from CakeLove. Admission is free, but same-day tickets are required.

-- Fritz

By Fritz Hahn  | February 9, 2009; 2:21 PM ET
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Is there a mistake here?

"Nine on the Ninth at Busboys and Poets
As part of the Lincoln Bicentennial, National Gallery staffers lead daily discussions of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens's "Shaw Memorial," which honors Colonel Robert Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment -- the African-American Civil War regiment immortalized in the film "Glory.""

Thanks.

Posted by: DOEJN | February 10, 2009 6:43 AM | Report abuse

Navy Yard Metro is in Southeast D.C.

Posted by: mspatterson | February 10, 2009 12:43 PM | Report abuse

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