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Posted at 9:30 PM ET, 01/30/2011

Free and Easy: Baked goods and ball players

By Jess Righthand

Free this week: muffins, football and live literary readings at Madam's Organ.

Monday
American College Theater Festival
The Kennedy Center continues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's inauguration with more than 18,000 students from across the country performing songs, monologues, short plays and spoken word about the late president.

Tuesday
Free muffins at Red Velvet Cupcakery
This family-owned bakery has launched a new line of muffins, with such flavors as banana nut, apple bran and chocolate chip streusel. Get them free at the Penn Quarter location all morning, fresh from the oven.

Wednesday
'Artists in Dialogue II'
Artists Sandile Zulu and Henrique Oliveira, from South Africa and Brazil, respectively, unveil an art installation they built especially for the National Museum of African Art.

Thursday
Literati gong show at Madam's Organ
Seven authors will perform dramatized readings of their work and attempt to avoid rejection by the gong.

Friday
Artist Brian Kelley
Local painter Brian Kelley will be at the opening reception for his show at the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center in Alexandria.

Saturday
'Colors and Threads: Preserving a Cultural Heritage'
To kick off a month-long exhibition on the textiles of Oaxaca, the Mexican Cultural Institute hosts an open house with weaving demonstrations; a talk by Paula Fuentes, director of the Textile Museum of Oaxaca; and Mexican hot chocolate.

Sunday
Super Bowl watching
Watch the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers go head to head in Super Bowl XLV on the big screen at Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse.

By Jess Righthand  | January 30, 2011; 9:30 PM ET
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