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Posted at 7:00 AM ET, 12/ 6/2010

Free and easy: slam dunks and reggae veterans

By Alex Baldinger, David Malitz and Stephanie Merry

This week's free events include a memorial for American veterans and a talk by the most punk rock of National Book Award winners.

Monday
'Black Box: Hans Op de Beeck'
The Belgian artist's black-and-white video "Staging Silence," which goes on view today, is one part whimsical, one part freaky, showing human hands making alterations to cityscapes, home interiors and other seemingly normal-size settings of everyday life.

Tuesday
Pearl Harbor Day
The Navy Memorial will commemorate the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor with a wreathlaying ceremony on the plaza. There will also be speakers.

Wednesday
Bill Simmons
ESPN's The Sports Guy drops by downtown to sign copies of his encyclopedic hard-court manifesto, "Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy."

Thursday
Second Thursday Art Night
Hoping to have some fun while finishing up your holiday shopping? Look no further than the Torpedo Factory, which stays open late for shoppers to peruse the galleries while sipping on sparkling wine and tasting chocolates.

Friday
Chris Blackwell
The founder of Island Records, the record label responsible for Bob Marley and U2, talks about and signs copies of the book "Keep on Running: 50 Years of Island Records."

Saturday
Patti Smith
The punk-rock legend discusses "Just Kids," a memoir chronicling her friendship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and the art scene in 1970s New York.

Sunday
'Power Moves: From Bruce Lee's Interrupting Fist to Hip Hop and Beyond'
Choreographer-dancer Peggy Cho fuses Asian martial arts with diverse forms of dance in the world premier of "Jeet Kune Do," a film set to music by award-winning Asian-American jazz composer Fred Ho. The event is part of the "Remembering Bruce Lee" series.

By Alex Baldinger, David Malitz and Stephanie Merry  | December 6, 2010; 7:00 AM ET
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Found a FREE sneak peek screening of Tron 3D at Tyson's Corner on Tuesday, 12/14 at 7:30PM. In order to get tickets, you have to enter here:

http://blog.moviefone.com/holiday-movie-sweeps.

Comes with free popcorn and drink!

Posted by: lindseymmonroe | December 10, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Found a FREE sneak peek screening of Tron 3D at Tyson's Corner on Tuesday, 12/14 at 7:30PM. In order to get tickets, you have to enter here:

http://blog.moviefone.com/holiday-movie-sweeps.

Comes with free popcorn and drink!

Posted by: lindseymmonroe | December 10, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

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