Sunday, April 23, 2017

UPCOMING: MEDITATION: Today! Meditate in Community on Sunday Mornings at the Science of Spirituality DC Center, the next Meditation & Talk will be on SUN, April 23 from 10:00am - 12:00pm followed by a vegetarian lunch + New Spanish Meditation at 1:00pm, Free

The Science of Spirituality  DC Center
hosts lots of free programs.
See the schedule or calendar page for more program information.

The Science of Spirituality Meditation Center, which opened in the Fall of 2013, shares the practice of Jyoti meditation, a discipline focusing on the experience of inner light, at their free workshops. Science of Spirituality has been offering free meditation workshops actively in the DC area since 1953. As part of an international, nonprofit, multi-faith organization consisting of two thousand centers and a million members world-wide, Science of Spirituality welcomes the community to participate in its meetings and activities. The group’s president is spiritual leader and author, H.H. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, world renowned for his books on meditation and spirituality, and for leading conferences and workshops promoting love, unity, and peace, in all lands and among all peoples, through the practice of meditation.

Weekly Meditation on Sunday Mornings
except for the first Sunday of the month
Sunday Morning Silent Meditation
10:00am - 11:00am
Sunday Morning Meditation Talk
11:00am - 12:00pm
Free
All welcome regardless of level of experience

Meditation Talk and Meditation at 11:00am is recommended for new folks. Feel free to arrive when you can to meditate with the group in a silent format so if you are an experienced meditator you are welcome to arrive anytime starting from 10:00am for a silent meditation sit. Vegetarian lunch is provided after the meditation talk. at noon, for those who participate in the morning program.

New! Sunday Spanish Meditation led by Paola Neyra
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Free
Questions? Call 540-907-0019

SOS DC also offers free meditation workshops at area libraries. You can learn more about SOS DC and Jyoti Meditation on their website and connect with them on twitter @SOS_WashDC.
Science of Spirituality - DC Center
2950 Arizona Ave NW
at the intersection of Cathedral and Arizona Ave.
Metro: Not that close to a metro but accessible by bus. See metro trip-planner for best bus acces looks like the M4 and D6 buses get you pretty close but they don't run that often. For those with cars, street parking is available. For those of you with smart phones who don't own cars you may want to consider taking uber or lyft there from wherever you are or from the Tenleytown Metro, which is closest. See promo below.

New User Promotions: $10 off your first Lyft ride with promo code FREEINDC10 when you sign up at lyft.com. $20 off your first Uber ride when you sign up at uber.com and use the promo code FREEINDC14. I don't think the credit will apply to uber pool or lyft line for your first trip so select uber x from the best price and then select uber pool (if you don't mind sharing the ride with someone and aren't in a hurry) or lyft line (shared ride option) for best price when you request future rides.

UPCOMING: IMPROV: Today! Free Improv Workshop at The Unified Scene Theater in Bloomingdale this SUN, April 23 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm, RSVP now to ensure your space

Monthly Free Improv Workshop at The Unified Scene Theater in Bloomingdale 
Sunday, April 23
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free, RSVP to info@unifiedscenetheater.com

Ever thought “Hey, this improv stuff looks fun. But I’m not sure I could do it. Wouldn’t mind giving it a test run before I do.” Well, now’s your chance! Come out this Sunday afternoon for a free 2-hour improv workshop at The Unified Scene Theater in Bloomingdale. You might surprise yourself — and have fun doing it!

Space is limited, so please email to let them know you’re coming info@unifiedscenetheater.com

The Unified Scene Theater
80 T St NW
Metro: Shaw - Howard U and walk about 12 minutes or take a bus. You can catch the 80 line towards Fort Totten right to T and North Capitol, and walk a block West to the theater, or the G8 which drops you off right across the street from the theater on Rhode Island Ave Also, a Capital Bikeshare station (located at 1st and RI Avenue, NW) is within mere steps of the theater, or you can hop in an uber or lyft there, see promotions for new users below.

Special Promo: New Lyft users get $10 off your first ride with promo code FREEINDC10 when you sign up at lyft.com. New Uber users get $20 off your first ride, sign up here: uber.com and use the promo code FREEINDC14 - be sure to select uberx or uberpool (if you don't mind sharing the ride with someone and aren't in a hurry) or lyft line (shared ride option) for best price when you request a ride. Not sure if they will let you select a ride share option on your first ride so best to select regular lyft or uberx to use the promotion. 

UPCOMING: HIGHLIGHTS: Today! Here are some more Free events to choose from on SUN, April 23

Sunday, April 23

Sheldon Scott: the Finest Amenities - Walk & Performance in Old Town Alexandria, VA
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free, kid-friendly
This event with Sheldon Scott will begin at the Potomac waterfront at King Street at 1:00pm and will walk towards Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, located at 134 North Royal Street. There, harvested ice becomes an object of decadence as his performance explores class, race, and the environment—past and present. Visitors will experience a one-time immersive performance in a reimagined Gadsby's Tavern. This performance is held in conjunction with the exhibition on view through September 4 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street in Old Town Alexandria, VA, by the Waterfront. From the faecbook event page: "The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts partners with Washington, DC-based artist Sheldon Scott for "the Finest Amenities"; a site-specific Performance and Exhibition inspired by Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. Scott uses the history of harvesting ice from the Potomac, and the storage and use of this ice at Gadsby’s, as his starting point. Layering slave narratives with the river’s history and ecology, the artist examines crucial relationships between race, class, environment, luxury, and consumption with a reimagining of the ice’s journey from river to dinner table."  The goal of this compelling project is to foster exploration and dialogue about our region’s history and its continued reverberations within our community today. About the exhibit: "the Finest Amenities" was developed in collaboration with Marine Biologist Dr. Marvourneen K. Dolor and Historian Lance Mallamo, who together helped provide context to the usability and accessibility of our natural resources, specifically the Potomac River.
Metro: King St and take the free trolley to the last stop or take any bus or walk down King St. Meet at the Waterfront at the bottom of King St in Old Town Alexandria. Recommend leaving a little extra time to make sure you can find the group since the performance and walk start at 1:00pm.

East Coast Chamber Orchestra at the National Gallery of Art
West Building, East Garden Court
3:30pm
Music by Caplet, Lutosławski, Suk, and Theofanidis
National Gallery of Art
West Buidling, East Garden Court
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro; Archives, you can walk down 7th and use the museum entrance on 7th

UPCOMING: COFFEE + WOMEN: Tonight! Learn more about the History of Coffee and Come together with Women for Coffee & Conversation at "Bitches Brew" at Songbyrd this SUN, April 23 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, $10

Bitches Brew, a Southeastern Roastery Sohbet"a coffee dialogue for women led activism"
hosted by Dior Ashley Brown at Songbyrd in Adams Morgan
Sunday, April 23
5:00pm - 8:00pm
$10

Songbyrd and Southeastern Roastery present
"Bitches Brew" a special Sunday evening event that will explore the mysticism of the history of coffee. Learn more about coffee's origins in the mystical orders of Suffism and the scholastic orthodox Islam, it’s use to come into contact with the divine by the recitation of supplications, and it’s controversial shaping of social intercourse (in politics, art, literature, etc.).

From the event page: "Bitches Brew will bring to light that women, in historic times, generally didn’t tend to go into coffee houses. Unlike the 16th century camaraderie surrounding coffee, Bitches Brew opens the opportunity for women and people working on women’s issues to come together for what is traditionally called "Sohbet" or "open heart to heart dialogue".  And... we'll have fun! Southeastern Roastery will be offering tastings of the non-alcoholic Ethiopian Yirghacheffe as well as unique and inspired coffee cocktails like the Ethiopian Yirgh with Dogfish Head "Bitches Brew" Stout and cream or Amaretto on ice! All set to Miles Davis, Lauryn Hill and other inspiring musical selections!"

Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
2477 18th St NW
Metro: Woodley Park and walk to Adams Morgan, about 12 minutes or so, or  take Circulator one stop to Adams Mill, walk across Columbia Rd, on the left side of the street. From the Columbia Heights Metro its about 20 minute walk down Columbia to 18th St, or catch the Circulator by the 7-11 on Columbia Rd at 14th St and get off at Adams Mill. The 42 or 43 bus from Dupont Circle or Connecticut Ave downtown will also take you right to 18th  & Columbia. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

UPCOMING: HIGHLIGHTS: Find more Free and low-cost events every day @FreeinDCBlog on twitter - and if you don't use twitter, no worries, you don't need an account to view the page!

For more events please check out @FreeinDCBlog on twitter and the Free in DC page on facebook, search for "Free in DC" or click here! Much of the event content I cover comes from facebook and I don't always have time to craft individual posts on this site for every event I come across and I often post links to events on  @FreeinDCBlog on twittter and/or FreeinDC on facebook that aren't on the main site.

I tweet most every day, focusing on events happening that day, and some other events coming soon or ones that you might not find on the main site or on facebook. Also, if you aren't a twitter user you can just look at the page without needing to sign up for an account!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

UPCOMING: MEDITATION: Curious about Meditation? David Newcomb leads a Free Workshop at the Rockville Library in MD on TUES, April 25 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm

"Meditation For Total Wellness" at the Rockville Library 
Tuesday, April 25
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Free

Curious about meditation? David Newcomb leads a free workshop at the Rockville Library.
Meditation is a means of creating a more positive, healthy lifestyle. It is an invaluable tool helping people reduce stress, gain a deeper sense of fulfillment in life as well as foster greater physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Join David Newcomb, long time meditator for this powerful workshop that can positively impact your life.

21 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 
Meeting Room #2
Metro: Rockville, and walk about three blocks. The library is located in the Rockville Town Square. You can also take the 45 or 55 Ride On Bus.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

UPCOMING: POETRY: Split This Rock hosts a Climate Justice Open Mic, on the evening of the People's Climate March, at Busboys and Poets 5th & K St NW on SAT, April 29 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Free

Photo of Teri Cross Davis by Mignonette Dooley
Split This Rock Climate Justice Open Mic
at Busboys and Poets 5th & K
Saturday, April 29
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Free

Split This Rock is hosting an eco-justice poetry reading and open mic on the evening of the People's Climate March for Jobs and Justice. Raise your voice for the air, the water, soil, animals, present and future generations! Let's make a ruckus for our one good planet and a future shared by all. Featured readers include Dan Vera, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Alan King, Heather Davis, and others, TBA. Hosted by Melissa Tuckey.  The event, part of Split This Rock's Eco-Justice Project, is free and open to the public. Questions? Want to sign up to read? Contact Melissa Tuckey at ecojustice@splitthisrock.org.

Busboys and Poets 5th & K
1025 5th St NW
Metro: Mt Vernon Sq or Gallery Pl and walk, or take the Circulator bus to the stop closest to 5th & Mass. Ave, to get closer

UPCOMING: TEACH IN: "Challenging the U.S. War on The Atmosphere" a prelude to the People's Climate March hosted by IPS, Split this Rock and others at St. Stephen's Church on FRI, April 28 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Free, RSVP


Challenging the U.S. War on the Atmosphere: How We Fight Back
Friday, April 28
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Free, RSVP here

From the event page: "Join us for a dynamic teach-in event that will be a prelude to the People’s Climate March (PCM) and explore concrete ways that we can fight back in our states, cities, and communities to advance a just climate agenda and to roll back the extractive economy. Through creative interaction, this teach-in will engage, teach, entertain, and inspire climate justice activists to go back from the march and take action in our . This is the kick-off event for the IPS Spring Series, IPS On the Offense: Big Visions for State and Local Power."

Moderated by Director of IPS's Climate Policy Program, Basav Sen. Featured speakers:

Co-sponsors: Institute for Policy Studies’ Climate Policy Program and New Economy Maryland Project, Split This Rock’s Eco-Justice Poetry Project, New Economy Coalition, CodePink, and more TBA. A special thank you to our media sponsor, WPFW 89.3 FM.

St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church 
1525 Newton St NW, at the corner of 16th St
Metro: Columbia Heights and walk or take the S 2 or S4 bus along 16th St right to the corner of 16th & Newton where the church is.

UPCOMING: COMEDY: Comedy for KIND a Fundraiser for Kids In Need of Defense hosted by The Capital City Showcase at Acre 121 in Columbia Heights on WED, April 26 from 8:00pm - 10:00pm, $10

Comedy for KIND - A Fundraiser for Kids In Need of Defense
hosted by The Capital City Showcase
Wednesday, April 26
8:00pm - 10:00pm
$10, buy tickets on eventbrite here 

The Capital City Showcase and Theresa Concepcion present "Comedy for KIND" a fundraiser for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) with headliner Mr. Kasaun T. Wilson. Local comics come together for a good cause at Acre 121 in Columbia Heights. Ticket sales and donations will go towards KIND's work with unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children throughout the Washington, DC region.

1400 Irving St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights, right by the metro

UPCOMING: VARIETY SHOW: The Capital City Showcase heads to The Clarendon Grill in Arlington, VA on THURS, April 27 with Comedy, Music and more from 9:00pm - 12:30am, Special Free Show!

Special Free Thursday Night Capital City Showcase this month at The Clarendon Grill in Arlington, VA!
Thursday, April 27
9:00pm - 12:30am
Free!
view and share the facebook event here

The Capital City Showcase is the variety show that features some of the DMV's best comedians, musicians, and performers across all genres. April’s Showcase will feature Comedian Mr. Kasaun T. Wilson and Musical Headliner Olivia Mancini and The Mates, who recently performed on The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. The Showcase will also feature comedy from Stephen Campbell and Natalie McGill, and music from Jasmine Gillison.

Mr. Kasaun T. Wilson has been a staple in the DC comedy scene for nearly a decade. A regular performer at The DC Improv, Magooby’s Joke House, and the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, he was voted “DC’s Funniest College Student” by The DC Improv in 2010, and made his national television debut on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2015.

Olivia Mancini and The Mates: A folk-pop rock band that's toured all over the United States and Europe, Olivia and the Mates have performed with top-of-the-line acts including The Hold Steady, Matthew Sweet, and Melissa Ferrick. Their music has even appeared in major-network TV shows such as Gossip Girl and Entourage!

This unique variety show features some of the DC area's best comedians, musicians, and performing artists! For over six years, the Showcase has included DC’s best artists of all kinds, including stand-up comedians, improv troupes, bands, acoustic singer-songwriters, and hip-hop artists.

The Clarendon Grill
1101 N Highland St -  Arlington, VA
Metro: Clarendon

Monday, April 17, 2017

UPCOMING: FELDENKRAIS CLASS: Final Free Feldenkrais Class with Seth Dellinger at Artomatic will be on SUN, April 30 from 2:30pm - 4:30pm


Free Feldenkrais Classes at Artomatic with Seth Dellinger at Artomatic in Crystal City, VA
Attend any or all as you are able! 
for adults, no special clothing is required so long as it is comfortable and loose-fitting

Class Six - Final Class in the Series! - Sunday, April 30
Hosted by Feldenkrais Practitioner Seth Dellinger.  Learn more about Seth and his work on his site, Move Like a Child Note: All classes will involve lying on the floor and a blanket will be provided but you are invited to bring an extra mat or exercise blanket if you need it to rest comfortably.

The Feldenkrais Method® is a unique approach to human development that uses a combination of movement and directed attention to create transformational change. Each weekend at Artomatic, Seth Dellinger, a Guild Certified Feldenkrais practitioner, will offer a special Awareness Through Movement class designed to help you free up your movement as well as your thinking.
From Seth's description on the event page: "Is creativity a magical power possessed only by musicians, painters, dancers and other “artists”? Or is it an innate human quality that we all possess, a rich resource that can improve anyone’s life, regardless of age, profession or any other circumstance? If it is, in fact, a universal quality, then why do we so often define people, including ourselves, as being “more” or “less” creative? What can we do to open up our creative channels?" 

Each class will involve gentle and novel movement explorations where there is no one “correct” way of doing things, helping you to uncover self-defeating habitual patterns of movement and thinking in order to renew your possibilities. As Moshe Feldenkrais famously said, “When you know what you’re doing, you can do what you want!” 

1800 S Bell Street - Crystal City, VA
Workshop Room #2 on the 6th Floor
Metro: Crystal City, just across the street from the metro escalator street exit or the elevator exit

Sunday, April 16, 2017

OF NOTE: FITNESS: Fitiverse is Free to Join and helps you to Connect with new Workout buddies and Find Free Fitness Activities in your area

Want to get fit? Connect on Fitiverse!
No gym, no problem! Free to join
Find new fitness buddies and activities and 50+ Free weekly classes in DC

Fitiverse is local, social network that will help you to find new, fun and social ways to workout! Fitiverse focuses on fitness and connects you with compatible workout buddies who have access to the same fitness zones, which are like neighborhoods.

Find Free Workouts, Yoga Classes, Meet-ups and more, on Fitiverse. The local place to go for Free Fitness activities! Create your free account here!

If you're wondering why am I sharing Fitiverse on Free in DC when technically it's not an arts, culture or consciousness event, it is because Fitiverse shares a similar mission, to help people connect to fabulous, local, free things to do. In their case, they just focus on fitness. It's also free to join! The site was founded by two brothers who live in the DC area who share a passion for fitness and well-being. They wanted to help others in the greater community find people who live nearby, share similar schedules and are interested in similar ways of working out and having fun.

So go ahead, check it out, what do you have to lose? Create your free account, find some new free activities, have some fun burning calories and maybe even make some new friends!

Friday, April 14, 2017

UPCOMING: ART: FAMILY DAY: "From a Moment to Infitity" Free and open to all, SUN, April 30 from 10:00am - 2:00pm in conjunction with Yayoi Kasuma's "Infinity Mirrors" at The Hirshhorn + Tip on Same DayTickets to see the Exhibit

Free events related to the Yayoi Kasuma: Infinity Mirrors exhibit!

Update: April 11, 2017. The Hirshhorn has increased the % of walk-up timed passes so every day there are several hundred available! Best to arrive by 8:00am to get in line.

Sunday, April 30
Family Day: From a Moment to Infinity
10:00am - 2:00pm
Free and open to all, no tickets needed
The Hirshhorn and Smithsonian Gardens team up for a day of family friendly activities inspired by “Orchids: A Moment” and “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.”

Hirshhorn
7th & Independence Ave SW
Metro: L’Enfant Plaza

Monday, April 10, 2017

UPCOMING: ART: Opening Reception for Five New Exhibits at Artists & Makers two locations in Rockville, MD on FRI, May 5 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Free

Art by Alonzo Davis
Opening Reception for five new exhibits at Artists & Makers studios in Rockville, MD May in the Galleries at A&M 1 and 2
Friday, May 5
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Free
Exhibits on view Friday, May 5 - Wednesday, May 25. Regular gallery hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm Tuesday-Friday or by appointment

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Dr. present three new exhibits for the month of May: “Navigation/Immigration” by Alonzo Davis, “Waterborne” by Cindy Packard Richmond and “This Ain’t Yo Mama’s Textiles” by Melanye Coleman.

“Navigation/Immigration” with Alonzo Davis, whose artworks are a take on early Micronesian navigation tools, and an exploration of the many modes of transport immigrants use while seeking sanctuary from war and oppression. “Waterborne” with Cindy Packard Richmond examines water in its infinite variations – placid or fierce – the artist is struck by how water affects what it touches, what lives beneath or floats above. “This Ain’t Yo Mama’s Textiles” with Melanye Coleman juxtaposes portraits of women who defy traditional gender stereotypes to show their boundary-defying beauty on fabric – a material that, like them, is strong yet soft, and as varied as the women portrayed.

Artists & Makers Studios
11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue presents two new exhibits: “anti-land” by Gregory Logan Dunn and “Tulipmania” by Patty Hankins.

Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present one exhibit in the main galleries for the month of May. “anti-land” with artist Gregory Logan Dunn will be featured in the Main and Merge Galleries on the second floor. Work in this solo exhibit represents a new group of paintings that continue to pursue traditional themes in the artist’s work: opacity versus transparency, multiple layers of paint accumulating on the surface while leaving visible existing layers underneath, through holes and rips from the layers above. Mystery, introspection, transformation, absolution. This process is highly personal - it has been an experience Dunn creates, individual and bereft of social or political commentary. Apolitical no more. Negative charges are fired in opposition saturating the American mindscape with polarizing fallout that land like lit fuses in the landscape of the national consciousness. What is fired across the aisle falls out onto the land, and it poisons, burns. There is no harvest in anti-land. “Tulipmania” with Patty Hankins of the Montgomery County Camera Club will open in the Photographers’ Hall, along with exhibits in New Master’s Gallery, Gallery 209, and artists’ open studios to round out the evening.
Artists & Makers Studios 2
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852
About Artists & Makers Studios: A&M1 on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is home to 68 resident artists. Newly opened Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with 50 resident artists and more to come. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors. A&M2 opens in March 2017!


Artists & Makers Studios 1
11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210 - Rockville, MD
Metro: White Flint and walk, or you can catch the Ride-On 38 Wheaton via HP or the C8 to College Park Station. It's about a 16 minute walk, see google maps. See directions and map here.

Artists & Makers Studios 2
12276 / 12280 Wilkins Avenue - Rockville, MD
Metro: Twinbrook and walk about .8 miles, 16 minutes, according to google maps.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

UPCOMING: MEDITATION: The next Free Four-Week Introduction to Meditation series begins on MON, May 1 and continues the next three Mondays thru MON, May 22 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm at the Science of Spirituality DC Center in NW, close to American University

Free Intro Series on Monday Nights
Sign up now for the next session!
Monday Night Introduction to Meditation classes
Introductory classes begin every four weeks
Facilitated by Sangeeta Prasad and Paola Neyra
Introductory classes begin every four weeks.

4-Week Series begins - Monday, May 1
continues the next three Mondays, thru May 22
7:00pm - 8:30pm
No experience necessary, all welcome to attend!
Free, RSVP required, email DCinfo@sos.org or call (937) 361-4515 or  (630) 597-5174

Note: If you aren't able to attend the first session on Monday, May 1 you're welcome to join in the second session, Monday, May 8. Please RSVP to let them know you plan to attend.

"Jyoti meditation provides the experience of inner light, the joy of self discovery, and the lasting value of spirituality as a complement to physical, intellectual, and cultural attainments." Introductory classes will run in four-week cycles which repeat. For those who wish to go on after the intro sessions, there will be intermediate and advanced classes continuing throughout the year.

SOS DC will also continue to offer free meditation workshops at area libraries. You can learn more about SOS DC and Jyoti Meditation on their website and feel free to connect with the Mid-Atlantic region on facebook and with SOS DC on twitter at @SOS_WashDC.

Science of Spirituality - DC Center
2950 Arizona Ave NW
at the intersection of Cathedral and Arizona Ave.
Metro: Not that close to a metro but accessible by bus. See metro trip-planner for best bus access. It looks like the M4 and D6 buses get you pretty close. For those with cars, street parking is available. You may want to consider taking uber or lyft there from wherever you are coming from or from the Tenleytown Metro. See promo codes below for new users.

Special uber and lyft promotions for Free in DC followers: Smart phones users can download the uber and lyft apps. New users get $10 off your first lyft ride with promo code FREEINDC10, sign up at lyft.com. You can also get $20 off your first Uber with the promo code FREEINDC14 at uber.com/go/freeindc14 - be sure to select uberx for best price instead of uber. You can also select uber pool or lyft line if you aren't in a hurry and don't mind the possibility of sharing the ride. Note: they may not let you select uberpool or lyftline if it's your first time using the app and you want to apply the discount.

Monday, March 20, 2017

ON VIEW: ART: Exhibit featuring the Hill Rag's Art and the City "REvisit" artists throughout three floors of the Hill Center near Eastern Market from THURS, March 2 - SUN, April 30, Free

New exhibition featuring the Hill Rag’s Art and the City “REvisit” artists Opening Reception at the Hill Center - featuring works by local artists Matt Sesow, Dana Ellyn and others!
Free
Exhibit features multiple works from each of the artists in the hallways and rooms of the Hill Center, on three floors!
On view from Thursday, March 2 - Sunday, April 30
This show is generously sponsored by the Hill Rag.
Works are for sale and 30% will go to support the Hill Center.

The Hill Rag’s Art and the City
A column by Jim Magner

"For the 14th year of my column, Art and the City, I elected to look back at some of the artists I had profiled in years past. I was looking for contrasts—for the creative journeys that bring new directions and new perceptions. What I found was dedication – a fervid reaching for excellence and evolving insights that let them soar higher, while ever-testing and questioning the meaning of it all. For all of these artists, the intervening years have been full of art – full of seeing, searching, and living visually. By being creative, they have given true value to time. This is a terrific show in the variety of subjects and styles.
  • The quality of work is exceptional and intellectually exciting, from: 
  • The ever-exploring idea art of Alan Braley,
  • The mystical watercolor landscapes of Tom Bucci,
  • The abstracted visual rhythms of Tati Kaupp,
  • The internal questioning force of Matt Sesow,
  • The passage through time and dancing colors of Jan Kern,
  • The exquisite oil landscapes of Andrei Kushnir,
  • The powerful abstract images of Anne Marchand,
  • The wonderfully whimsical drawings and pastels of Ellen Cornett,
  • The roaring social statements of Dana Ellyn,
  • The portraits and passions of Patrick Campbell,
  • The vision and award-winning landscapes of Barbara Nuss,
  • To the reaching and lifting river photography of Bruce McNeil.
About Jim Magner: I’ve been writing the Hill Rag column, Art and the City, since March 2002—14 years. I am an artist and writer. My book, A Haunting Beauty: Vietnam Through the Eyes of an Artist, has received awards and great reviews. I have had a presence on Capitol Hill for 40 years in one capacity or another and have a fair number of paintings in personal collections scattered about the area. I have also been a legislative assistant to a US senator and a teacher of kids with emotional disabilities. The former prepared me for the latter."

Hill Center
at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Metro: Eastern Market, just a block or so from the metro along Pennsylvania Ave 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

OF NOTE: WIFI: Here's a list of Where to Wi-Fi for Free in DC! Coffeeshops, Cafes, Museums, Libraries, Parks, Bars and Restaurants with Free Wireless Internet in DC, MD and VA


Updated December 29, 2015. Here is a list of coffee shops and other spots with free wireless internet in DC, and parts of VA and MD. I am sure there are more I haven't listed yet... Please add any additional locations in DC or next to a metro in MD or VA along with the address, area, and link if you have it in the comment section and I will add it to the list! If you know of any changes, please let me know of those as well. You can comment tweet me @FreeinDCBlog or message me on Free in DC's facebook page or send an email to freeindcblog@gmail.com if you have any updates to this list (new places or places listed here that may be closed, etc...) Thanks!

My personal favorite independent coffee shops to work from, listed alphabetically: Blind Dog Cafe, Bourbon, Chinatown Coffee, Coffy Cafe, Filter, Flying Fish, Pleasant Pops, Tryst, Tynan and Vigalante. All are self serve except for Tryst which has waiter service. 

INDEPENDENT COFFEE SHOPS & CAFES (without waiter service)
For ease of use, this list is organized alphabetically by neighborhood, and rest is alphabetical too. 

ADAMS MORGAN

The Potter's House
Now Renovated! "Cafe, Bookstore, and Community Space - Rooted in Adams Morgan Since 1960"
1658 Columbia Rd NW
between 16th & 17th St NW 
beautiful space, light food available, variety of coffee drinks  
Monday - Friday | 7am - 9pm Saturday | 8am - 10pm Sunday | 8am-6pm

Pleasant Pops
delicious veggie sandwiches, soups, salads, a great section of local foods and really good espresso drinks from Ceremony Coffee
1781 Florida Ave NW
near the intersection of 18th & Florida Ave, by Mint Gym
at the bottom of Adams Morgan, north of Dupont

Sugar Daddy's
2006 18th St NW
bakery near Florida Ave 
at the bottom of Adams Morgan, north of Dupont

BLOOMINGDALE
Big Bear Cafe
Note - they have a cute outdoor area 
really delicious coffee drinks, cute spot
1st & R St NW
nearest metro is NoMa, closest by bus

CAPITOL HILL
Jacob's Coffee House
8th & D St, NE 
walk or bus from Eastern Market

CHINATOWN
Chinatown Coffee Company
standard benches and chairs, delicious espresso
if you're looking for cushy sofas, not your spot
now serving beer, wine and absinthe!
475 H St NW

Compass Coffee 
650 F Street NW
New location opened in May 2016

Bakers & Baristas
501 Seventh St NW
click link to read more about the venue

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS & MT PLEASANT
Coffy Cafe
At Park Rd, across from the Tivoli large community space, retro vibe.
Large space with a small upper level, yummy coffee and espresso from Ceremony coffee, and crepes
3310 14th St NW


Flying Fish Coffee
smaller venue, community table and some smaller tables
Counter Culture espresso, hand poured coffee
3604 Mt Pleasant St, NW

Tynan Coffee and Tea 
You get a 2 hour free wifi ticket with purchase
open 'til 8:00pm daily, next to metro and Five Guys
1400 Irving St NW

Sticky Fingers Bakery
*vegan food only* good for gluten free too
Note: they do not offer cream for your coffee
pink glittery furniture with old school diner vibe
Note: I heard that they turn off their wifi on Saturdays
so check first if you go on a weekend
1370 Park Rd, NW

DUPONT CIRCLE
Dolcezza
gelato and coffee bar, ritual coffee
some seating and community table
1704 Connecticut Ave, NW -near R St
Note: locations also in Bethesda and Georgetown 
but not sure if they have wireless there

Filter 
note - they also have a small outdoor area
nice place, good coffee, but super small
inside can be hard to find seating sometimes
1726 20th NW (between R & S)

note - they also have an outdoor area 
one of DC's very first coffeeshops!
(didn't see website, reviews online) please
call for info 202- 463-7646
2150 P St NW

EASTERN MARKET
Peregrine Espresso
660 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Note: They have a small shop also on 14th St, near U, that does not offer wireless internet

Port City Java
701 North Carolina Ave. SE


FOGGY BOTTOM / WEST END
Bourbon Coffee 
"crop to cup" beans from Rwanda!
Super comfy, nice decor! Great story/mission.
try the ice kaffe in summer - ice cream + espresso!
2101 L St NW

GEORGETOWN
Baked and Wired
Cupcakes and coffee, the only indie coffee shop in the area.
Just past canal from M St between 30th & 31st St, K & M St
1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW

H ST CORRIDOR, NE
417 H St NE

LOGAN CIRCLE
Dolcezza - New location with late night hours!
at the corner of
14th & P St NW
Monday - Thursday: 7am-11pm Friday 7am-12am
Saturday 8am-12am Sunday 8am - 11pm
They also have a location in Dupont Circle
Metro: best reached by the Circulator bus, Woodley-McPherson route that also goes up 14th St and by the Columbia Heights Metro, right to 14th & RI Ave or P St, you can also take any bus along 14th St.

SHAW
Kafe Bohem
Viennese-style coffeehouse, open until 5pm daily, attached to Bistro Bohem
600 Florida Ave NW

Compass Coffee 
One of the newest places in DC, beans roast in house!
Interesting story behind this place too, learn more here
Daily form 7:00am - 8:00pm
1535 7th St NW - near Q St 
Note: They have two additional locations now! One in Chinatown and another in Shaw

Compass Coffee at The Shay
located inside The Shay building
1921 8th St NW

U ST 
The Wydown 
Now on 14th St right next to the Trader Joe's
Mon - Fri 6am-10pm Sat & Sun 8am-10pm
1924 14th St NW

The Coffee Bar - TCB
1201 S St NW
they also have a large area for outside seating

UNION STATION
Ebenezers Coffeehouse
201 F St NE

OTHER PLACES (without waiter service)
Steam Cafe & Lounge
note - they also have an outdoor area
1700 17th St NW around R St
Dupont Circle/ 17th St

Bruegger's Bagel Bakery
2101 L St NW
(next door to Bourbon Coffee)
See their 
website for hours and more info.

Foggy Bottom/ K St Area

INDEPENDENT CAFES & RESTAURANTS (with coffee, food, and waiter service) 
Busboys & Poets - two locations in DC
(waiter service only)
1025 5th St NW  - 5th & K 
Chinatown/ Mt Vernon Sq
2021 14th St NW - 14 & V 
U St Area

Open City
large outdoor seating area and semi-outdoor space
Sister restaurant to Tryst, good coffee drinks
2331 Calvert St NW, close to Connecticut
Woodley Park

The Coupe
upscale diner, coffee shop and bar  open late
owned by the same folks that own Tryst, Open City and The Diner
Sun - Thurs 6:00am - 12:00am
Fri - Sat 6:00am - 1:00am
3415 11th St NW
Columbia Heights

(waiter service only)
Note: Wi-Fi turned off on weekends
great espresso drinks, good food
2459 28th St NW
Adams Morgan

OUTDOOR PARKS with Free WiFi!
Farragut Square
17th St & I St
Yes, there is Free Wifi in the Park!
Select Golden Triangle Wireless
it will direct you to 
Golden Triangle BID site

which is also a great resource for local spots
Farragut West or North

free wireless in courtyards and park areas, see map
Crystal City

CHAIN STORES & CAFES in DC
Au Bon Pain
Free wifi, locations all over the city
Metro Center, L St, Chinatown, etc...

Peet's Coffee
13th & G  - 601 13th St
Metro Center
15th & M - 1156 15th St
McPherson Sq
17th & L - 1101 17th St NW
Farragut North 
1800 M St NW
Farragut North

Corner Bakery
locations throughout the city!

Pret A Manger
11th and F 1155 F St NW
Metro Center
14th and H 1399 New York Ave NW
McPherson Sq
15th and K 1432 K St NW
McPherson Sq
17th and K  1701 K St NW
Note: No WiFi at this one
Farragut North
18th and I  1825 Eye St NW
Farragut West
19th and L 1828 L St NW
Farragut North
Union Station 50 Mass Ave NW
Union Station

Saxby's Coffee
Hours vary at each location 
Georgetown, near University
3500 O St NW
Downtown, near K St

1000 Vermont Ave NW
Dupont Circle, South exit
1309 19th St NW

CHAINS in DC with locations also in MD & VA
Barnes and Noble
All Barnes and Noble's now offers free wifi!
Locations in MD and VA, all DC stores have closed unfortunately. Clarendon, Bethesda, Springfield and Rockville are close to metro I believe. Tysons Corner, Seven Corners and Potomac, car required.

Cosi
locations throughout the city and in MD and VA!
Dupont, Downtown, Capitol Hill, and Ballston in VA

Harris Teeter - Citadelnow has a fancy coffee machine and wifi in their cafe
1631 Kalorama Rd - between 16h & 17th St
Adams Morgan/ 16th St

IHOP - Open 24 hours!
**This is the only free wireless spot I know of open 24 hours**
Irving &14th St, NW
Columbia Heights (not sure if the one in Ballston has internet)
New: Apparently, most all of the McDonalds in the area now have offer free wireless internet! To see which ones in the area have wi-fi and to learn more, please click here. You'll want to type in your zipcode and look for the ones with a green box on the far right.

1350 Connecticut Avenue
Dupont Circle 
Irving at 14th St, NW
Columbia Heights
Wisconsin Ave, above the metro
Tenleytown
H St NW between 6th and 7th
Chinatown
Panera also has locations by metro in MD & VA:
just north on Colesville at Georgia
Silver Spring, MD
in the Ballston Commons Mall
Ballston, VA

many Safeway stores now have free wireless in their cafes so you should call first
some are run by Starbucks. I know for sure that these two have:
1100 4th St, SW
Waterfront Metro
5th & K St, NW
Gallery Place, Mt Vernon Sq, Circulator bus

lots of locations all over the city

BARS & RESTAURANTS IN DC
pizza and sandwich place, casual
multiple locations, see list online
Tenley has wifi, not sure if the others do, please call
4529 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Tenleytown

Breadsoda *Late Night Spot*
beer, billiards, sandwiches, open late!
2233 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Glover Park (bus access from Tenleytown metro)

Buffalo Billiards
1330 19th St NW
Dupont Circle

Commisary
1443 P St NW
Logan Circle
821 Upsher St, NW
Georgia Ave - Petworth

Red Derby
3718 14th St NW (at Quincy)

Georgia Ave/Petworth

Z Burger
4321 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Tenlyetown


MUSEUMS
Smithsonian American Art Museum & NPG
Kogod Courtyard + The Luce Foundation Center - 3rd Floor
Open 11:00am - 7:00pm
Two great spots to work from, Luce has a community table and places to plug in
8th & F St NW

Chinatown
Open 8:30am - 5:30pm
they have free wireless in cafe area
coffee and food is pricey if you are hungry
you may want to pack snacks or food
1000 Jefferson Drive, SW
Smithsonian

DC PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Great quiet places to work throughout DC!
View the list of Library locations! 
MLK Library at 9th & G St, NW is open latest
Chinatown
I know that these are right near metro:
Tenleytown (new library! right by metro)
Shaw (new library! right by metro)
Cleveland Park (about a block or so from metro)

NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Arlington Central Library
1015 N Quincy St
Virginia Sq or Ballston 

Artisphere *Late Night Spot*
open late! free wi-fi art space
Wed - Fri: 4:00pm - 11:00pm*
Sat: Noon - 11:00pm
Sun: Noon - 5:00pm
Mon - Tues: Closed
Open later pending programmed events
Rosslyn

Busboys and Poets
Shirlington, VA (not near metro, take bus or car)
Buzz 
really great coffee shop with cupcakes and other baked goods
I was thrilled to discover this one in Arlington! Try their 9:30 cupcake, it is so good!
818 N. Quincy - entrance is on Wilson Blvd, near sweetgreen 
Ballston (walk to Wilson, turn left and go a few blocks)
Note: They also have a second location in Alexandria, VA but I haven't been there so not sure if it's accessible by metro or if they have wireless there

1000 N. Randolph St
Ballston

2507 N. Franklin Rd
Arlington, VA 22201
Free wireless on Weekdays and
Until 1:00pm on Sat, Sun & Holidays
Courthouse

the food and coffee here is quite good
3211 Wilson Blvd
Clarendon

in the Ballston Commons Mall
Ballston

INDEPENDENT CAFES IN MD
Jason's Deli
7356 Baltimore Ave.
College Park - about a 10 min walk from the Metro

OF NOTE: WIFI: Here's a list of Where to get Free Wi-Fi! Go online at Coffeeshops, Cafes, Museums, Libraries, Parks, Bars and Restaurants, Places to get Free Wireless Internet in DC, MD and VA


Updated December 29, 2015. Here is a list of coffee shops and other spots with free wireless internet in DC, and parts of VA and MD. I am sure there are more I haven't listed yet... Please add any additional locations in DC or next to a metro in MD or VA along with the address, area, and link if you have it in the comment section and I will add it to the list! If you know of any changes, please let me know of those as well. You can comment tweet me @FreeinDCBlog or message me on Free in DC's facebook page or send an email to freeindcblog@gmail.com if you have any updates to this list (new places or places listed here that may be closed, etc...) Thanks!

My personal favorite independent coffee shops to work from, listed alphabetically: Blind Dog Cafe, Bourbon, Chinatown Coffee, Coffy Cafe, Filter, Flying Fish, Pleasant Pops, Tryst, Tynan and Vigalante. All are self serve except for Tryst which has waiter service. 

INDEPENDENT COFFEE SHOPS & CAFES (without waiter service)
For ease of use, this list is organized alphabetically by neighborhood, and rest is alphabetical too. 

ADAMS MORGAN

The Potter's House
Now Renovated! "Cafe, Bookstore, and Community Space - Rooted in Adams Morgan Since 1960"
1658 Columbia Rd NW
between 16th & 17th St NW 
beautiful space, light food available, variety of coffee drinks  
Monday - Friday | 7am - 9pm Saturday | 8am - 10pm Sunday | 8am-6pm

Pleasant Pops
delicious veggie sandwiches, soups, salads, a great section of local foods and really good espresso drinks from Ceremony Coffee
1781 Florida Ave NW
near the intersection of 18th & Florida Ave, by Mint Gym
at the bottom of Adams Morgan, north of Dupont

Sugar Daddy's
2006 18th St NW
bakery near Florida Ave 
at the bottom of Adams Morgan, north of Dupont

BLOOMINGDALE
Big Bear Cafe
Note - they have a cute outdoor area 
really delicious coffee drinks, cute spot
1st & R St NW
nearest metro is NoMa, closest by bus

CAPITOL HILL
Jacob's Coffee House
8th & D St, NE 
walk or bus from Eastern Market

CHINATOWN
Chinatown Coffee Company
standard benches and chairs, delicious espresso
if you're looking for cushy sofas, not your spot
now serving beer, wine and absinthe!
475 H St NW

Compass Coffee 
650 F Street NW
New location opened in May 2016

Bakers & Baristas
501 Seventh St NW
click link to read more about the venue

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS & MT PLEASANT
Coffy Cafe
At Park Rd, across from the Tivoli large community space, retro vibe.
Large space with a small upper level, yummy coffee and espresso from Ceremony coffee, and crepes
3310 14th St NW


Flying Fish Coffee
smaller venue, community table and some smaller tables
Counter Culture espresso, hand poured coffee
3604 Mt Pleasant St, NW

Tynan Coffee and Tea 
You get a 2 hour free wifi ticket with purchase
open 'til 8:00pm daily, next to metro and Five Guys
1400 Irving St NW

Sticky Fingers Bakery
*vegan food only* good for gluten free too
Note: they do not offer cream for your coffee
pink glittery furniture with old school diner vibe
Note: I heard that they turn off their wifi on Saturdays
so check first if you go on a weekend
1370 Park Rd, NW

DUPONT CIRCLE
Dolcezza
gelato and coffee bar, ritual coffee
some seating and community table
1704 Connecticut Ave, NW -near R St
Note: locations also in Bethesda and Georgetown 
but not sure if they have wireless there

Filter 
note - they also have a small outdoor area
nice place, good coffee, but super small
inside can be hard to find seating sometimes
1726 20th NW (between R & S)

note - they also have an outdoor area 
one of DC's very first coffeeshops!
(didn't see website, reviews online) please
call for info 202- 463-7646
2150 P St NW

EASTERN MARKET
Peregrine Espresso
660 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Note: They have a small shop also on 14th St, near U, that does not offer wireless internet

Port City Java
701 North Carolina Ave. SE


FOGGY BOTTOM / WEST END
Bourbon Coffee 
"crop to cup" beans from Rwanda!
Super comfy, nice decor! Great story/mission.
try the ice kaffe in summer - ice cream + espresso!
2101 L St NW

GEORGETOWN
Baked and Wired
Cupcakes and coffee, the only indie coffee shop in the area.
Just past canal from M St between 30th & 31st St, K & M St
1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW

H ST CORRIDOR, NE
417 H St NE

LOGAN CIRCLE
Dolcezza - New location with late night hours!
at the corner of
14th & P St NW
Monday - Thursday: 7am-11pm Friday 7am-12am
Saturday 8am-12am Sunday 8am - 11pm
They also have a location in Dupont Circle
Metro: best reached by the Circulator bus, Woodley-McPherson route that also goes up 14th St and by the Columbia Heights Metro, right to 14th & RI Ave or P St, you can also take any bus along 14th St.

PETWORTH
Qualia Coffee
"fresh off the roast" coffee beans roasted on site
note - they also have a small outdoor area in the back!
3917 Georgia Ave NW
just a few blocks north of the Georgia Ave - Petworth metro

SHAW
Kafe Bohem
Viennese-style coffeehouse, open until 5pm daily, attached to Bistro Bohem
600 Florida Ave NW

Compass Coffee 
One of the newest places in DC, beans roast in house!
Interesting story behind this place too, learn more here
Daily form 7:00am - 8:00pm
1535 7th St NW - near Q St 
Note: They have two additional locations now! One in Chinatown and another in Shaw

Compass Coffee at The Shay
located inside The Shay building
1921 8th St NW

U ST 
The Wydown 
Now on 14th St right next to the Trader Joe's
Mon - Fri 6am-10pm Sat & Sun 8am-10pm
1924 14th St NW

The Coffee Bar - TCB
1201 S St NW
they also have a large area for outside seating

UNION STATION
Ebenezers Coffeehouse
201 F St NE

OTHER PLACES (without waiter service)
Steam Cafe & Lounge
note - they also have an outdoor area
1700 17th St NW around R St
Dupont Circle/ 17th St

Bruegger's Bagel Bakery
2101 L St NW
(next door to Bourbon Coffee)
See their 
website for hours and more info.

Foggy Bottom/ K St Area

INDEPENDENT CAFES & RESTAURANTS (with coffee, food, and waiter service) 
Busboys & Poets - two locations in DC
(waiter service only)
1025 5th St NW  - 5th & K 
Chinatown/ Mt Vernon Sq
2021 14th St NW - 14 & V 
U St Area

Open City
large outdoor seating area and semi-outdoor space
Sister restaurant to Tryst, good coffee drinks
2331 Calvert St NW, close to Connecticut
Woodley Park

The Coupe
upscale diner, coffee shop and bar  open late
owned by the same folks that own Tryst, Open City and The Diner
Sun - Thurs 6:00am - 12:00am
Fri - Sat 6:00am - 1:00am
3415 11th St NW
Columbia Heights

(waiter service only)
Note: Wi-Fi turned off on weekends
great espresso drinks, good food
2459 28th St NW
Adams Morgan

OUTDOOR PARKS with Free WiFi!
Farragut Square
17th St & I St
Yes, there is Free Wifi in the Park!
Select Golden Triangle Wireless
it will direct you to 
Golden Triangle BID site

which is also a great resource for local spots
Farragut West or North

free wireless in courtyards and park areas, see map
Crystal City

CHAIN STORES & CAFES in DC
Au Bon Pain
Free wifi, locations all over the city
Metro Center, L St, Chinatown, etc...

Peet's Coffee
13th & G  - 601 13th St
Metro Center
15th & M - 1156 15th St
McPherson Sq
17th & L - 1101 17th St NW
Farragut North 
1800 M St NW
Farragut North

Corner Bakery
locations throughout the city!

Pret A Manger
11th and F 1155 F St NW
Metro Center
14th and H 1399 New York Ave NW
McPherson Sq
15th and K 1432 K St NW
McPherson Sq
17th and K  1701 K St NW
Note: No WiFi at this one
Farragut North
18th and I  1825 Eye St NW
Farragut West
19th and L 1828 L St NW
Farragut North
Union Station 50 Mass Ave NW
Union Station

Saxby's Coffee
Hours vary at each location 
Georgetown, near University
3500 O St NW
Downtown, near K St

1000 Vermont Ave NW
Dupont Circle, South exit
1309 19th St NW

CHAINS in DC with locations also in MD & VA
Barnes and Noble
All Barnes and Noble's now offers free wifi!
Locations in MD and VA, all DC stores have closed unfortunately. Clarendon, Bethesda, Springfield and Rockville are close to metro I believe. Tysons Corner, Seven Corners and Potomac, car required.

Cosi
locations throughout the city and in MD and VA!
Dupont, Downtown, Capitol Hill, and Ballston in VA

Harris Teeter - Citadelnow has a fancy coffee machine and wifi in their cafe
1631 Kalorama Rd - between 16h & 17th St
Adams Morgan/ 16th St

IHOP - Open 24 hours!
**This is the only free wireless spot I know of open 24 hours**
Irving &14th St, NW
Columbia Heights (not sure if the one in Ballston has internet)
New: Apparently, most all of the McDonalds in the area now have offer free wireless internet! To see which ones in the area have wi-fi and to learn more, please click here. You'll want to type in your zipcode and look for the ones with a green box on the far right.

1350 Connecticut Avenue
Dupont Circle 
Irving at 14th St, NW
Columbia Heights
Wisconsin Ave, above the metro
Tenleytown
H St NW between 6th and 7th
Chinatown
Panera also has locations by metro in MD & VA:
just north on Colesville at Georgia
Silver Spring, MD
in the Ballston Commons Mall
Ballston, VA

many Safeway stores now have free wireless in their cafes so you should call first
some are run by Starbucks. I know for sure that these two have:
1100 4th St, SW
Waterfront Metro
5th & K St, NW
Gallery Place, Mt Vernon Sq, Circulator bus

lots of locations all over the city

BARS & RESTAURANTS IN DC
pizza and sandwich place, casual
multiple locations, see list online
Tenley has wifi, not sure if the others do, please call
4529 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Tenleytown

Breadsoda *Late Night Spot*
beer, billiards, sandwiches, open late!
2233 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Glover Park (bus access from Tenleytown metro)

Buffalo Billiards
1330 19th St NW
Dupont Circle

Commisary
1443 P St NW
Logan Circle
821 Upsher St, NW
Georgia Ave - Petworth

Red Derby
3718 14th St NW (at Quincy)

Georgia Ave/Petworth

Z Burger
4321 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Tenlyetown


MUSEUMS
Smithsonian American Art Museum & NPG
Kogod Courtyard + The Luce Foundation Center - 3rd Floor
Open 11:00am - 7:00pm
Two great spots to work from, Luce has a community table and places to plug in
8th & F St NW

Chinatown
Open 8:30am - 5:30pm
they have free wireless in cafe area
coffee and food is pricey if you are hungry
you may want to pack snacks or food
1000 Jefferson Drive, SW
Smithsonian

DC PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Great quiet places to work throughout DC!
View the list of Library locations! 
MLK Library at 9th & G St, NW is open latest
Chinatown
I know that these are right near metro:
Tenleytown (new library! right by metro)
Shaw (new library! right by metro)
Cleveland Park (about a block or so from metro)

NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Arlington Central Library
1015 N Quincy St
Virginia Sq or Ballston 

Artisphere *Late Night Spot*
open late! free wi-fi art space
Wed - Fri: 4:00pm - 11:00pm*
Sat: Noon - 11:00pm
Sun: Noon - 5:00pm
Mon - Tues: Closed
Open later pending programmed events
Rosslyn

Busboys and Poets
Shirlington, VA (not near metro, take bus or car)
Buzz 
really great coffee shop with cupcakes and other baked goods
I was thrilled to discover this one in Arlington! Try their 9:30 cupcake, it is so good!
818 N. Quincy - entrance is on Wilson Blvd, near sweetgreen 
Ballston (walk to Wilson, turn left and go a few blocks)
Note: They also have a second location in Alexandria, VA but I haven't been there so not sure if it's accessible by metro or if they have wireless there

1000 N. Randolph St
Ballston

2507 N. Franklin Rd
Arlington, VA 22201
Free wireless on Weekdays and
Until 1:00pm on Sat, Sun & Holidays
Courthouse

the food and coffee here is quite good
3211 Wilson Blvd
Clarendon

in the Ballston Commons Mall
Ballston

INDEPENDENT CAFES IN MD
Jason's Deli
7356 Baltimore Ave.
College Park - about a 10 min walk from the Metro