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Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 08/ 1/2010

Free and easy events

By Stephanie Merry

This week's free events include Redskins fan appreciation day, a weekend-long festival at the National Museum of the American Indian and a birthday bash at the Black Cat.

Monday
'Edvard Munch: Master Prints'
Start the month with the National Gallery's new exhibit of the Norwegian artist best known for his anguished 1893 painting "The Scream." Close to 60 prints include multiple incarnations of Munch's rendering of a kiss, his sketches that bring "Anxiety" to life and the ever-so timely "Vampire II."

Tuesday
Chad America's birthday at Black Cat
The Black Cat's bartender birthday is always a blast, and this year's entertainment comes from the snotty garage rock of (Stop Worrying and) Love the Bomb, the Electricutions' '70s-inspired political punk and the Drains.

Wednesday
Eugenia Kim
At a discussion and book signing, author Eugenia Kim shows historical photos that were reproduced in her book "The Calligrapher's Daughter." The event is presented by the Library of Congress's Asian American Association.

Thursday
Book talk and signing: 'Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera'
Author Ron Schick looks at Norman Rockwell as art director through the photographs he took of friends and acquaintances that served as templates for his famous paintings. The talk complements the exhibit "Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell From the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg."

Friday
Living Earth Festival at National Museum of the American Indian
This weekend-long event features a produce market, a fine-arts market, hands-on activities for kids and families, a cooking competition and concert with Dumpstaphunk, led by keyboardist Ivan Neville.

Saturday
Redskins Fan Appreciation Day
Hail to the Redskins! The festivities promise to include performances by the band and cheerleaders and a team scrimmage. Not promised: performances by Albert Haynesworth. Last year's Fan Appreciation Day drew a record total of 29,000 spectators, so get there early. Gates open at 10 a.m. Practice begins at noon.

Sunday
Synchroswim at Capitol Skyline Pool
Not just another Sunday at the pool: Washington Project for the Arts and Connor Contemporary Art team up for a synchronized swimming competition that also includes experimental video projections.

By Stephanie Merry  | August 1, 2010; 11:00 PM ET
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap  
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