Friday, August 18, 2017

UPCOMING: COMEDY: Tonight! Don't Block the Box Comedy Show features Greg Stevens and other Comedians this FRI, August 18 at Wonderland Ballroom, in Columbia Heights from 8:00pm - 10:00pm, doors 7:30pm, $5, 21+

Don't Block the Box - DBTB 70: Starring Greg Stevens
at Wonderland Ballroom in Columbia Heights
Friday, August 18
8:00pm - 10:00pm, doors at 7:30pm
$5, cash only at the door, 21+

Come on out to Wonderland Ballroom for some comedy on Friday night! They have a great line up with Greg Stevens (World Famous Laugh Factory, House of Laughs) as the headliner. The show will also feature Bunny Themelis (Charm City Project), Mike “OlMikeB” Brown (DC Improv) and Max Rosenblum (Vent!) and will be hosted by the one and only Reggie Melbrough (San Francisco Black Film Festival).
Wonderland Ballroom
1101 Kenyon St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north on 14th one block to Kenyon, turn right and walk to 11th St, it's about a 6 or 7 minute walk from the metro 

UPCOMING: FILM: *** UPDATE: Canceled *** "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" screens outside in Farragut Square this FRI, August 18 at sunset as part of the "Golden Cinema" Outdoor Film series, Free

Golden Triangle presents Golden Cinema in Farragut Square
Friday nights June 2 -  August 4
films at sunset, pre-show activities begin 7:30pm

Golden Cinema kicks off another season this Friday, June 2.  Every Friday beginning early June and running through the beginning of August, everyone is invited to enjoy free movies in Farragut Park.

Make a night of it and plan to take advantage of the array of restaurants and retailers in the neighborhood. Remember to bring a blanket or backjack or cushion to sit on so you can relax and enjoy the film under the stars.

Friday, August 18
Note: This is the rescheduled, rain date, from July 28
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
PG-13, 1h 43min, Comedy
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that. Director: John Hughes Writer: John Hughes
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara

Note: In case of weather-related concerns, you can check the Golden Triangle website or connect with them on twitter @GoldenTriDC or the GoldenTriangleDC facebook page.

Farragut Square Park
17th St/ Connecticut Ave, I St & K St NW (map)
Metro: Farragut North or Farragut West or take the Circulator or a bus along K or I St 

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!

UPCOMING: HIGHLIGHTS: Today! More Free events FRI, August 18 - SUN, August 20 Highlights - Free events this Week!
Friday, August 18 
Saturday, August 19 
Sunday,  August 20 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UPCOMING: MEDITATION: The next Free 4-Week Introduction to Meditation begins on MON, August 21 and continues the next three Mondays, thru MON, Sept 11, from 7:00pm - 8:30pm at the Science of Spirituality DC Center. located 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

4-Week Series begins - Monday, August 21
and continues the next three Mondays, thru September 11
7:00pm - 8:30pm
No experience necessary, all welcome to attend!
Free, RSVP required, email or call (937) 361-4515 or (630) 597-5174

Note: If you aren't able to attend the first session on Monday, August 21 you're welcome to join in the second session, Monday, August 28, just 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 Science of Spirituality on twitter at @SOSMeditate.

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 You can also get $20 off your first Uber with the promo code FREEINDC14 at - 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, August 14, 2017

UPCOMING: IMPROV: Free Improv Workshop at The Unified Scene Theater in Bloomingdale this SUN, August 20 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm, RSVP to ensure your space

Free Improv Workshop at Unified Scene Theater
Sunday, August 20
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free, please RSVP to ensure your space

Unified Scene Theater's free monthly workshop returns this Sunday, August 20th. 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! Unified Scene, located in Bloomingdale, hosts a free 2-hour improv workshop with Shawn Westfall this Sunday afternoon and they invite you to give it a try! You might surprise yourself.

The Unified Scene Theater
80 T St NW
Metro: Shaw - Howard U and walk about 12 minutes or take a bus. You can also 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.

Friday, August 11, 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!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

UPCOMING: MEDITATION: Meditate in Community most Sunday Mornings at the Science of Spirituality DC Center, next Meditation & Talk will be on SUN, August 20 from 10:00am - 12:00pm followed by a free vegetarian lunch + Spanish Meditation now offered 10:30am - 11:30am & Hindi 1:00pm- 2:00pm, Free

Weekly Meditation on Sunday Mornings
except for the first Sunday of the month
at the Science of Spirituality  DC Center

Sunday Morning Silent Meditation
10:00am - 11:00am
Sunday Morning Meditation Talk
11:00am - 12:00pm
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.

Sunday, August 20
10.00 - 11:00 am Meditation
10.30 - 11:30 am Spanish Satsang
11.00 - 12:00 pm English Satsang
12.00 - 1:00 pm Vegetarian Langar
1.00 - 2:00 pm Hindi Satsang

The Science of Spirituality Meditation DC Center opened in the Fall of 2013 and offers many free workshops and events. The center focuses on using the practice of Jyoti Meditation. 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.

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 @SOSMeditate.
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 $20 off your first Uber ride when you sign up at 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.