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Posted at 8:52 PM ET, 05/ 9/2010

Free and easy events

By Stephanie Merry

This week's free events include a visit from the Fonz, the chance to hang with us (and, more importantly, win prizes) at the Big Hunt and an aerial show courtesy of the Blue Angels.

Monday
YouTube Project: Report 2010
Gathering in a theater to watch YouTube clips may not seem like something to get excited about, but this might not be the kind of movie clips you usually associate with the site. Back in February, the Pulitzer Center and YouTube sponsored a competition for aspiring journalists. View the winning videos in this reception at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs.

Tuesday
Henry Winkler at Politics and Prose
The Fonz is also a well-known children's author: His 17-volume "Hank Zipzer" series about a dyslexic boy is based on his own life.

Wednesday
Transitions: Paul Emmanuel
See the South African artist's innovative work in this new show that includes carving drawings into photographs. Meanwhile, a video installation chronicles the ritual head-shaving of military recruits as a way to examine issues of identity and masculinity.

Thursday
Going Out Guide Happy Hour
Join us for our monthly get-together, which includes fun and games in the form of a Skee-Ball competition. There will also be free food, drink specials and a raffle for prizes that include a $50 gift certificate to the Big Hunt and tickets to see jazz at Carter Barron and the Kennedy Center.

Friday
Saint Sophia's Greek Festival
The annual three-day festival kicks off with the usual delicacies --- souvlaki, gyros, feta burgers -- plus Greek wine, arts and crafts, a moon-bounce and Greek dancing and music. Whole lambs roasted on spits will be available Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday
Joint Services Open House and Air Show
Demonstrations by the Blue Angels and Golden Knights highlight this annual celebration of all things aerial. Visitors will also be able to see classic aircraft used in World War II.

Sunday
Open Studios at Jackson Art Center
Jackson Art Center opens its doors to the public only twice a year, which is reason enough to visit. But add free cupcakes to the mix and it's a can't-miss event. As for the other attractions, catch works by 30 artists and a musical performance by Matthew Hemerlein.

-- David Malitz, Stephanie Merry and Justin Rude

By Stephanie Merry  | May 9, 2010; 8:52 PM ET
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