Thursday, April 26, 2018

UPCOMING: HIGHLIGHTS: Today + Tonight! Here are some more Free and low-cost events to choose from in DC on THURS, April 26

Thursday, April 26

Here are some free and low-cost events in DC, highlights from the Current Newspaper daily events page (Thanks to The Current Newspaper staff for compiling!). Note that some events may require advance registration or have a small admission fee, $10 or less. If so, that will be noted. Events are organized by start time. If more info is needed about the event or the venue, search google or refer to the links if they are included. For public transit access by bus or metro, see metro trip-planner.

Noon 
  • Cooking Demo: “Cook sisters” Adrienne and Danielle Cook will lead a cooking demonstration on “Spring Greening,” using palate-cleansing greens in a range of colors, shapes, sizes and flavors. Noon. Free. U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory Garden Court, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. The class will repeat at 12:50 p.m.
  • Lecture: Karthika Audinet, the creative director of St. Coletta of Greater Washington, will hold a lecture on “The Story of Cotton and the Indian Subcontinent,” tracing the origins of cotton from the Indus Valley civilization to the fine muslins of Dhaka. Noon. Free. The George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum, 701 21st St. NW. 202-994-5200.
Afternoon

     1:00pm 
  • Dumbarton’s Homeschool Series will feature a “Farm to Table” session, where students will tour the house to learn where food comes from and how to be responsible citizens of the Earth. 1 to 3 p.m. $7 per student; $3 per accompanying adult. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202-337-2288.
Evening/ After Five

     5:00pm 
  • Discussion: Join in on a discussion on Alexander Hamilton, his legacy and his impact on the District with panelists Emily Parsons from the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, George Washington University history professor Denver Brunsman and Anne Dobberteen, an assistant curator of the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. 5 p.m. Free. The George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum, 701 21st St. NW. 202-994-5200.
     6:00pm 
  • Concert: The Chuck Brown Band will pay homage to the “Godfather of Go-Go,” performing non-stop percussion-driven groove with funky horns and audience participation. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, The Kennedy Center. 2700 F St NW. You can also watch live online. 202-467-4600.
     6:30pm 
  • Concert:  Hidejiro Honjoh will blend Eastern and Western art and aesthetics in a performance of classical pieces, as well as modern compositions by U.S.-based Japanese composers, on a traditional instrument called the shamisen. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free; registration required. Embassy of Japan, 1150 18th St. NW. 202-238-6900.
  • Film: The Goethe-Institut Washington will hold a screening of “Marx Reloaded,” which includes interviews with both leading experts and critics of the current Marx-Renaissance and explores whether communism can provide solutions to the growing economic and environmental challenges facing the planet. 6:30 p.m. Free. Goethe-Institut Washington, 1900 K Street NW, Suite 03. 202-847-4700.
  • Talk: Christopher Moran and Mark Stout, editors of “Spy Chiefs: Volume 1” will examine how depictions of spies in pop culture differ from the real lives and work of intelligence agents. 6:30 p.m. $8 to $10. International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. 202-393-7798.

UPCOMING: COMEDY: Tonight! "Speechless: The Ultimate Improvisational Gauntlet" brings their unusual brand of Improv Comedy to Drafthouse, near 13th & L St NW, this THURS, April 26 at 7:30pm, doors 7:00pm, $5, RSVP requested, Venue is modeled after a Black Box Theater and open to those 18+

Speechless: The Ultimate Improvisational Gauntlet a special event hosted by Chris Milner, Josh Kuderna and Dylan Meyer at Drafthouse Comedy on L St NW, see video clip here,
Thursday, April 26
7:30pm show, 7:00pm doors
$5 plus fee online, or at the door for $5 if available, RSVP requested here, venue is open to those 18+ with no minimum purchase required

Armed only with a laser pointer and a deck of random slides, presenters ranging from stand up comedians to software engineers and Tony Award winners to TED presenters have put their talents to the test in the ultimate improvisational gauntlet--giving a presentation that they've never seen before. Fusing technology with comedy, Speechless is the entertainment experience for the Web 2.0 world.

Since 2013, Speechless has been selling out shows at comedy clubs and conferences all over the country and the world. Speechless has entertained and trained companies all over the world including Google, Adobe, Microsoft, Uber, Twitter, Salesforce, Zynga, IDEO, eBay, Paypal, Walmart, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and many more. Speechless has been showcased at the Hollywood Improv, SF Sketchfest, Joe’s Pub in New York, as well as many other comedy clubs and festivals. Speechless has been featured in Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Inc.com, and the New York Times.

This show is created by Speechless, Inc., find out more at www.speechlesslive.com.

About the venue: The folks from Arlington Drafthouse have a comedy arts performance space in the heart of DC at 13th & L St NW, Drafthouse Comedy is styled after a black box theater, with tall ceilings, great sight lines, and an intimate setting. The venue has beer, wine, liquor, and some light fare available for purchase. There are no minimum purchase requirements for patrons, nor is there table-side service.

1100 13th St NW - enter on L St between 13th & 14th St
Metro: McPherson Sq is closest, also walking distance from Metro Center or you can take the Circulator bus, Woodley - McPherson Sq route, or any of the metro buses along K St or 14th St, to the stop closest to 14th & K St NW

UPCOMING: BIG BAND JAM: Starting Tomorrow! The Blues Alley Jazz Society's 14th Annual Big Band Jam will take place outside of the National Museum of American History, weather permitting, inside if not, with Free Performances all day FRI, April 27 - SUN, April 29 + the 2nd Annual Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition takes place on SAT, April 28, Free

The 14th Annual Big Band Jam! at the National Museum of American History
Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 29
Times vary, see full schedule here 
Free

Enjoy a weekend filled with interactive educational opportunities including classes, seminars, performances and awards. Discussions will occur on the history, pedagogy and business side of jazz. 

The theme of this year's festival will be the "Antonio Carlos Jobim" legacy and will coincide with the 2nd Annual Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition, which takes place on Saturday. The festival will culminate on Monday, April 30th with "International Jazz Day." 

This year, the museum joins Blues Alley Jazz Society to present the 14th Annual Big Band JAM. Developed to educate students about America’s unique jazz heritage and help them hone their own performance skills, Big Band Jam presents adjudicated performances by local college and high school jazz bands to the public. Participating judges will include members of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. For a list of participating bands, please visit here.

Learn more about the events scheduled on the National Museum of American History's website here.

Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition - Saturday, April 28
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Presidential Reception Suite
First Floor, Center
Free; No tickets required
Attend the final day of competition for the second annual Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition, initiated by Blues Alley Jazz Society. Judged singer-guitarist John Pizzarelli, competitors will perform selections from the Antonio Carlos Jobim songbook as recorded for the seminal 1981 recording “Ella Sings Jobim.”

Performances at the National Museum of American History

Friday, April 27

11:00 AM   Washington-Lee HS (Arlington, VA)
12:00 PM   James Madison HS (Vienna, VA)
1:00 PM     John T. Baker MS (Damascus, MD)
2:00 PM     Richard Montgomery HS (Rockville, MD)
3:00 PM     Yorktown HS (Arlington, VA)
4:00 PM     Georgetown Day School (DC)
5:00 PM     Wilde Lake HS (Columbia, MD)

Saturday, April 28
11:00 AM   Annandale Jazz Ambassadors (VA)
12:00 PM   East of the River Steel Band (DC)
1:00 PM     Blues Alley Youth Orchestra (DC)
2:00 PM     Jazz Academy Orchestra (Silver Spring, MD)
3:00 PM     George Washington University (DC)
4:00 PM     American University (DC)
5:00 PM     Jazz Band Master Class (Annapolis, MD)

Sunday, April 29
12:00 PM    Bowie State (Bowie, MD)
1:00 PM      Louie Cruz Beltran (Los Angeles, CA)
2:00 PM      Mason Jazz Vocals (Fairfax, VA)
3:00 PM      Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra (DC)

National Museum of American History
on The National Mall  between 12th & 14th 
on Constitution Avenue NW 
Performances will take place on the Madison Drive terrace, outside 
Rain location: Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza, First Floor, West Wing
Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian

Monday, April 23, 2018

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!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

UPCOMING: COMEDY: Attack of the Comics is back at Drafthouse Comedy on FRI, April 27, and every Friday night, 10:30pm doors, 10:45pm show, Free and open to those 18+

Attack of the Comics Friday Night Comedy Show at Drafthouse!
Friday, April 27
10:30pm doors, 10:45pm show
Free, RSVP requested here
venue is open to those 18+ great for college students 

Drafthouse Comedy presents Attack of the Comics: DC's longest running Stand-up Open Mic, because seasoned comics need to work things out, and young comics need to work things out and sometimes they come together on the same stage, and at a venue open to those 18 and up! Of course drinks are available for those 21+ but no minimum purchase is required. Laughing highly encouraged though.

Drafthouse Comedy is a unique comedy arts space located in the heart of downtown DC at the corner of 13th & L St NW that is styled after a black box theater, with tall ceilings, great sight lines, and an intimate setting. They opened in back in April of 2016 and are operated by the same folks who run Arlington Drafthouse

1100 13th St NW - enter on L St between 13thth &14th St
Metro: McPherson Sq is closest, also walking distance from Metro Center or you can take the Circulator bus, Woodley - McPherson Sq route, or any of the metro buses along K St or 14th St, to the stop closest to 14th & K St NW

UPCOMING: MEDITATION + COOKING CLASS: "Food for the Soul, Food for the Body" All are welcome to attend a Free Mini-Retreat this SAT, April 28 from 10:00am - 2:00pm at Science of Spirituality's DC Center, RSVP to ensure your space

Saturday, April 28
10:00am - 2:00pm
Free, RSVP here to save your space

Science of Spirituality invites you to a free mini-retreat this Saturday! Learn ways to nourish your soul through Meditation and nourish your body with healthy food options.

Meditation on the inner Light of God (Jyoti Meditation)
10:00am - 12:00pm 

Vegetarian Cooking Class
12:00pm - 1:30pm 
Demos, Recipes, Food Samples and Q&A 

Free Vegetarian Lunch
1:30pm- 2:00pm 

SOS DC also offers 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 uber pool or lyft or lyft line there from wherever you are coming from or from the Tenleytown Metro.

UPCOMING: KIDS: Science of Spirituality invites Kids 4-14 and their Parents to an Afternoon of Meditation this SAT, April 28 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm, Free, RSVP required

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Family Meditation Retreat at Science of Spirituality DC
Saturday, April 28
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Monthly children's event at the center will be held right after the Meditation & Cooking retreat for adults, which goes from 10:00am - 2:00pm. You can learn more about that here.
Free, Please Register in advance here
Note: This is not a drop off event

Science of Spirituality invites families along with children (age 4 thru 14) to this mini retreat that teaches kids 'Jyoti meditation', a simple meditation technique in a fun filled environment. No prior meditation experience needed. Parents or guardians can join their kids in the children's session or attend a meditation workshop for adults in adjoining room, but cannot drop off a child unattended at the center. Theme for the Month of April: Peace and Conflict Resolution.

- Meditation Class for kids (includes ice breakers, stories and short meditation sessions)
- Fun Games and Hands On activity of the month
- Workshop for parents
- Complimentary kid friendly vegetarian snacks

SOS DC also offers 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 uber pool or lyft or lyft line there from wherever you are coming from or from the Tenleytown Metro.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

UPCOMING: HIGHLIGHTS: Here are some more Free and low-cost events to choose from in DC on FRI, April 27

Friday, April 27
Here are some free and low-cost events in DC, highlights from the Current Newspaper daily events page (Thanks to The Current Newspaper staff for compiling!). Note that some events may require advance registration or have a small admission fee, $10 or less. If so, that will be noted. Events are organized by start time. If more info is needed about the event or the venue, search google or refer to the links if they are included. For public transit access by bus or metro, see metro trip-planner.

Morning 

     10:00am 
  • Tour: Melanie Choukas Bradley, the author of “City of Trees,” will lead an Arbor Day tour of the Capitol Grounds and show participants how to identify different tree types from around the world, while sharing the history of the Capitol grounds and the city of Washington. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free; pre-registration required. Tour meets at the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory Lobby, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.
Noontime

     12:00pm 
  • Concert: Friday Morning Music Club Concert.  Pianists Maiko Chiba and Boris Skalsky will perform original compositions and a clarinet trio will play music by Gordon Jacob for the Calvary Baptist Church Concert Series. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Calvary Baptist Church, 733 8th St. NW. 202-347-8355. This performance is part of a weekly program that repeats every Friday.
     12:15pm 
  • Compositions featured in Swiss organist Christian Gautschi’s “Friday Music at Midday” performance will range from cinema scores — like John Williams’ “Flying Theme” from “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” — to classical works. 12:15 p.m. Free. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-232-0323. This performance is part of a weekly series held every Friday.
Afternoon

     12:30pm 
  • Author and Artist Talk: Join artist and graphic designer Rajie Cook for a book talk about his memoir, “A Vision for My Father,” which recounts his upbringing as the son of Palestinian immigrants and the author’s relationship with his father, whose blindness made him unable to appreciate his son’s visual work. 12:30 to 2 p.m. The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1958.
     4:00pm 
  • Kids: At “Creature Feature,” children ages four to 10 will learn about Rock Creek Park wildlife and get a chance to meet and feed the animals housed in the nature center. 4 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6000.
Evening/ After Five

     5:30pm 
  • Talk: Alexandra Torres, a certified arborist and an education specialist at the U.S. Botanic Garden, will lead a program about getting the most from your trees at home, from improving curb appeal, to saving money to maximizing shade. 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Free; pre-registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory Classroom, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.
     6:00pm 
  • Dance: Agora Dance will perform ballet with a quirky twist, showcasing rigorous and athletic approaches to contemporary dance. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
     6:30pm
  • Film: The Goethe-Institut Washington will hold a screening of “Die Andere Heimat,” meaning “Home from Home,” about two brothers faced with poverty and famine in 19th-century Europe, when oppressed people flocked to South America under the hopes that “You can find something better than death everywhere.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Goethe-Institut Washington, 1900 K Street NW, Suite 03. 202-847-4700.
     7:30pm 
  • Big Band Concert: Join the American University Jazz Orchestra at “Spring Swing” for a night of big band jazz. 7:30 p.m. $5 to $10. Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. auarts@american.edu.

UPCOMING: STORYTELLING: Come on out to the Bier Baron this SAT, April 28 for "Smash" An Awkward Sex Comedy and Storytelling Show, 8:00pm - 10:00pm, doors 7:00pm, Free, 21+

Come on out to The Bier Baron in Dupont Circle for SMASH: An Awkward Sex Comedy and Storytelling Show
Saturday, April 28
8:00pm - 10:00 show, 7:00pm doors
food and drinks available for purchase
Free, RSVP requested, 21+

Spring has sprung and Smash! is back with a whole new hilarious line up of comedians/ storytellers talking about the funniest and embarrassing aspects of relationships and sex. The audience joins in the fun by adding their own stories that the host will read anonymously in between each set, along with stories of folks who have sent in to Brainy Girl Productions. 

The Bier Baron
1523 22nd St NW
Metro: Dupont Circle

Friday, April 20, 2018

UPCOMING: MEDITATION: Meditate in Community on SUN, April 29 and most Sunday Mornings at the Science of Spirituality DC Center, Silent Meditation from 10:00am - 11:00am, Meditation Talk from 11:00am - 12:00pm, Vegetarian lunch to follow, 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
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.

Next gathering will be on Sunday, April 29
10.00 - 11:00 am Meditation
11:00 - 12:00 pm English Satsang/ Talk
12:00 - 1:00 pm Vegetarian Lunch

Meditation Talks in Other Languages
10:30 - 12:00 pm Spanish Satsang
1:00 - 2:00 pm Hindi Satsang

Meditación en Español Domingos (2º, 3º, 4º y 5º de cada mes) de 10:30 am a 12pm.

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.

UPCOMING: Monthly "Karma Kitchen" at Himalayan Heritage in Adams Morgan is back this SUN, April 29 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm, by donation

Karma Kitchen April edition at Himalayan Heritage in Adams Morgan 
Sunday, April 29
12:00pm - 3:00pm, please arrive by 2:30pm
Pay-it-Forward/No-Set-Cost, Monthly Community Meal, by donation meal

Enjoy a sit down Indian meal, made by and served by a team of volunteers, at Himalayan Heritage in Admas Morgan. Karma Kitchen is a volunteer-driven experiment in generosity started in Berkeley, California on March 31st 2007 based on the principles of a "gift economy." 

Your meal experience is gifted by volunteers: prepared, cooked and served from the heart to you. People of all backgrounds join together for a healthy vegetarian meal in a very set menu. You can eat as much or as little as you wish. All are welcome to join and to invite others to join as well.

Himalayan Heritage Restaurant
2305 18th St NW - at Kalorama
Metro: Woodley Park and walk or take the Circulator bus a bit closer to Adams Mill, cross over Columbia Rd and walk down 18th St a few block, or Dupont Circle and walk up 18th St or take the 42 bus the stop closest to Kalorama or Belmont and walk downhill one block to 18th St. 

UPCOMING: MEDITATION: The Next Four-Week Intro to Meditation begins on MON, April 30 and continues the next three Mondays thru MON, May 21 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm at the Science of Spirituality DC Center in NW, close to American University

Free Four Week Intro Series on Monday Nights
Sign up now for the next session!
Monday Night Introduction to Meditation classes
Introductory classes begin every four weeks
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Facilitated by Sangeeta Prasad and Paola Neyra

New series begins on Monday, April 30 
and the next three Mondays, May 7, 14 & 21
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

If you aren't able to attend the first session in the 4-Week series on Monday, April 30th you are welcome to join in the second session on Monday, May 7th, just RSVP to let them know.

"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 also offers 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.

PROXIMAMENTE CLASES DE MEDITACION EN ESPANOL: La nueva serie de clases gratuitas introductorias de meditación empieza el lunes 30 de Abril y continuan por los proximos 3 lunes hasta el 21 de Mayo, de 7 pm. a 8: 30 pm. en el Centro de Ciencia de la Espiritualidad en Washington DC, NW, cerca de American University

Meditación Lunes en la Noche (Cada Lunes Durante 4 Semanas)
Por Ciencia de la Espiritualidad en Washington DC, NW, ubicado en 2950 Arizona Ave NW
cerca de  American Universtiy
lunes, Abril 30
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Gratuito
La nueva serie comienza lunes, Abril 30 y los tres Lunes siguientes, hasta Mayo 21
Visite www.sos.org/spanish

Aprenda a meditar con una serie de 4 clases que cubren todos los aspectos para aprender y practicar la meditación. Recomendamos asistir a todas las clases para obtener el máximo beneficio. Este es un curso interactivo que le ayudará a meditar en la Luz y el Sonido, y a descubrir la paz y la felicidad! No se necesita tener experiencia. Vea este video: http://www.sos.org/spanish/intro/

Todas las clases son gratis, sin costo, no pedimos donación, pero si le pedimos que se registre. La clase de introducción empieza cada cuatro semanas. También tenemos cursos intermedios y avanzados (sin costo) para los que quieran continuar después de la clase de introducción.

La Nueva Serie empieza el lunes 30 de Abril
por los próximos 3 lunes, hasta el 21 de Mayo
de 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
No se requiere experiencia previa y todos son bienvenidos a participar!
Las clases son gratuitas. Favor inscribirse escribiendo a DCinfo@sos.org o llamando a 407-484-6405 o 540-907-0019. Para más detalles visite nuestra página: Ciencia de la Espiritualidad

Auspiciador de las Clases de Meditación de los lunes en la Noche

Ciencia de la Espiritualidad es una organización internacional, multi-religiosa, sin fines de lucro, dedicada a transformar vidas por medio de la meditación y bajo la dirección de Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj. Con centros en países alrededor del mundo, la Ciencia de la Espiritualidad se esfuerza en ayudar a las comunidades e individuos a lograr vidas más enriquecidas interiormente, con mayor sentido y propósito.

Los invitamos a participar en nuestras conferencias, reuniones (satsangs), talleres, charlas, retiros y seminarios sobre meditación, siempre en forma gratuita.  Visite www.sos.org/spanish

Meditación en Español Domingos (2º, 3º, 4º y 5º de cada mes) de 10:30 am a 12pm.

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.

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English Translation

Monday Night Meditation (every Monday for four weeks)
presented by at Science of Spirituality
Free

Begin the year learning to meditate through a series of four classes that cover all aspects of the theory and practice of meditation. We recommend that you attend all four classes in order to obtain the maximum benefit. This is an interactive course that will help you to meditate on the inner light and sound, and to discover peace and well-being. Prior meditation experience is not necessary.See the video: http://www.sos.org/spanish/intro/.

All our classes are free, and we do not solicit donations, but we do ask that you register. The introductory classes begin every four weeks. In addition, we offer free intermediate and advanced courses for anyone wishing to continue after the introductory classes.

Science of Spirituality sponsors Monday Night Meditation

Science of Spirituality is an international, multi-faith, nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming lives through meditation, under the direction of San Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj. With centers in countries around the world, Science of Spirituality makes efforts to help communities and individuals achieve lives enriched spiritually, with greater sensitivity and purpose.

We invite you to participate in our conferences, meetings (satsangs), workshops, public talks, retreats and seminars on meditation, all of which are free of charge. Visit www.sos.org/spanish.

Meditation in Spanish, the second, third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of every month, from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

UPCOMING: PANEL DISCUSSION: The Austrian Cultural Forum Washington presents a "Salongespräch” on “Freedom of the Press: Still the 4th Estate?" on THURS, May 3 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Embassy of Austria, Free, RSVP required

The Austrian Cultural Forum Washington presents a  "Salongespräch”
Talk and Panel discussion on “Freedom of the Press: Still the 4th Estate?" at the Embassy of Austria
Thursday, May 3
7:00pm - 9:00pm

In conjunction with the “International Day of the Freedom of the Press,” the Austrian Press and Information Service and the Austrian Cultural Forum in Washington, DC will be hosting a ”Salongespräch”/panel discussion entitled: “Freedom of the Press: Still the 4th Estate?”

Panelists include:
  • Paul Farhi, news media reporter at The Washington Post 
  • Eric Frey, Chief Content Editor of the Austrian newspaper Der Standard
  • John Walcott, Editor-in-Charge for National Security and Foreign Affairs at Reuters 
The panel will be moderated by Hannelore Veit, Washington Bureau Chief Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF), and an introductory presentation will be given by Amy Mitchell from the Pew Research Center. The debate will be followed by a Q&A session and an Austrian wine and cheese reception.

About the Panelists:

Paul Farhi has been a reporter for The Washington Post for the past 30 years. During that time he has covered business, national politics, general features and (since 2010) the news media. He has also been a contributing editor to the American Journalism Review and has freelanced numerous stories to national magazines and publications.

Eric Frey is chief content editor of the Austrian newspaper Der Standard. He received a B.A. and a M.P.A. in International Relations from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Vienna. He worked for AP-Dow Jones News Service from 1986 to 1990 in Frankfurt and joined the Der Standard in 1991, where he held the positions of foreign editor and business editor. During a sabbatical in 2001/2, he held the Austrian Marshall Plan Chair in Austrian Studies at the University of New Orleans, where he lectured on European politics and economics.

John Walcott is Editor-in-Charge for National Security and Foreign Affairs at Reuters and an adjunct professor in the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Previously, he was Team Leader for National Security at Bloomberg News and Washington Bureau Chief for the McClatchy Co., and Knight Ridder, Inc.. Knight Ridder's coverage of the Bush administration’s false allegations about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction is the subject of the Rob Reiner film Shock and Awe, due out this summer, in which Mr. Reiner portrays Mr. Walcott. Mr. Walcott also was the Chief Diplomatic Correspondent at Newsweek, National Security Correspondent at The Wall Street Journal and Foreign Editor and National Editor of U.S. News & World Report. (continue reading bio)

About the Moderator: Hannelore Veit has been the bureau chief of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) in Washington D.C. since 2014. She received an M.A. in American Studies (Fulbright Scholarship) from the University of Notre Dame and a Magister in Philosophy in Translation Science from the University of Vienna. The former prime time Austrian news anchor worked as Far East correspondent in Tokyo and as East Europe correspondent for Voice of America.

Please be sure to RSVP for this free event to ensure your space. Also please be sure to have your ticket with you or on your phone to show them when you arrive at the Embassy for the event. 

Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington DC, 20008
Note: If you are calling for an Uber, Lyft or Via it is recommended that you enter the address for the Slovakian Embassy next door instead, 3523 International Court, to ensure that they take you to the front entrance of the building instead of the back entrance, where there is a walking path.
Metro: Van Ness - UDC, walk about 12 minutes, .5 miles, from the metro. Slightly uphill walk to get there, easy downhill walk to get back to the metro. See walking directions. Note: If you are driving, street parking on International Court is available after 6:30pm for the duration of the event, parking in the Embassy roundabout is reserved for those with handicapped placards only. Parking also available on 36th Street; access to the Embassy through the park behind the building.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

UPCOMING: MAGIC + COMEDY: "Hocus Joke Us" Comedy and Magic Show hosted by Nathan Luft and Mentalist + Magician Alain Nu, with local Comedians MON, April 30, and every Monday Night at Madam's Organ in Adams Morgan, 9:00pm - 11:30pm or so, show $3 cover, doors at 8:00pm, Arrive before 8:30pm to get in Free, 21+

"Hocus Joke Us" Monday Night Comedy and Magic Show in Adams Morgan featuring mentalist and magician Alain Nu and comedian Nathan Luft joined each week by other local comics at Madams Organ
every Monday night 
9:00pm - 11:30pm or so, doors open 8:00pm
$3, 21+ 
Arrive before 8:30pm to bypass the $3 cover charge!

Every Monday you can enjoy a comedy open mic and magic show! "Hocus Joke Us" is now hosted by comedian Nathan Luft and mentalist and magician Alain Nu "The Man Who Knows Mondays at Madams Organ on their second floor stage. Local comedians come by to share their work throughout the night. Line-up varies each week.

The original  show along this same line was started by Haywood Turnipseed Jr. some years ago under Madam's Magical Mondays and  The Dark Side. The torch has now been passed on to Nathan and Alain as they continue the show with a new name, "Hocus Joke Us."

Next Show - Monday, April 30
See this week's facebook event page

Mentalist Alain Nu, is known as "The Man Who Knows." He has starred in his own TV specials on TLC, called "The Mysterious World Of Alain Nu," has performed all over the world at casinos, on cruise ships, and in theatres. He may be one of the most interesting people living in the DC area that you have never heard of before. His take on magic and the way we think is truly unique and worth checking out!

Madam's Organ
2461 18th St NW
in Adams Morgan, next door to Tryst 
Metro: Woodley Park or Columbia Heights and take the Circulator bus to Adams Mill/ 18th St stop by the FedEx or walk, about 15 minutes from either station, or you can catch the 42 or 43 bus from Connecticut Ave or Dupont Circle toward Mt Pleasant and get off at 18th & Columbia Rd. The 90 bus lines and L2 bus also go to 18th & Columbia if that is better for you. See metro trip-planner for best options. You can also take uber or lyft there. See new user promotions below.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

UPCOMING: MEDITATION: "Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation" at the West End Library at 23rd & L St NW on TUES, May 1 from 7:00pm - 8:15pm, Free

"Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation"
an Introduction to Meditation Workshop led by David Newcomb at the newly reopened West End Library at 23rd & L St NW
Tuesday, May 1
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Free

Life in today’s world can be stressful. Doctors and medical practitioners are promoting the benefits of meditation to relieve stress and anxiety. Once we connect to a place of happiness and peace within us, we experience a reduction in our anxiety. Life in today's world is stressful. Through meditation we can cope with the stresses of life. Meditation helps us replace anxiety with joy and peace. Join David Newcomb, longtime meditator, in this informative lecture. There will be a short meditation sitting. The workshop and talk will last about an hour, with time for questions after.

newly renovated and reopened at the original location
2301 L St NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom or take the Circulator bus to the stop closest to 23rd St NW

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!
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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.


Create your free account to find some free activities, have some fun burning calories and maybe even make some new friends while you are at it.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

UPCOMING & ONGOING: YOGA & MEDITATION: More Free & Low-Cost Yoga & Meditation Classes at Yoga Studios in DC and Metro VA & MD!

Free & Low Cost Community Yoga & Meditation Classes in DC!
Below is a list of some of the more popular centers and studios that offer free, donation-based, and reduced price yoga and meditation lasses as part of their weekly schedules.

If you know of any other studios or places where you can find yoga classes that are free, by donation or $10 or less, feel free to email me over gmail at freeindcblog, comment on Free in DC's facebook page or send me a tweet @FreeinDCBlog.

Yoga Classes

Organized alphabetically by Studio/ Venue Name.
Please message me to let me know if there are any changes to note in this list.

Saturday lunchtime
Circle Yoga - Friendship Heights/ Chevy Chase
Donation-Based Community Class on Saturdays 12:30pm - 1:30pm (except during session breaks). Suggested $5 minimum donation. "These “all levels” classes are typically yoga classes, though we sometimes offer Pilates, Feldenkrais, or other types of community classes. Check the community class schedule for details." View the full schedule of free community classes. Located near Friendship Heights metro and Chevy Chase Circle, about 13 min walk from metro (map),

Select Days, Times and Locations in DC
DC Public Libraries often host Free Yoga Classes, you can search their calendar here

Friday late afternoon
Down Dog Yoga - Georgetown
One hour Community Class "Flow for $5" on Fridays at 4:30pm I am pretty sure this is a heated yoga studio so you may want to call them to check before you sign up for this class. Description online simply says:  "These fun classes are taught by our teachers-in-training. Following our all-levels format, these classes offer an opportunity for you to support the development of our teachers in training, and at the same time offer a reduced rate as an opportunity to give back to the broader yoga community." View schedule here.

Select classes $10
Studio Serenity and Studio DC - locations in Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle
$10 community yoga classes
From their website: "Our studio has a strong commitment to making yoga accessible to everyone in our community, regardless of income. We are offering $10 community yoga classes every day of the week. Check out our class schedule to see which classes are only $10. These reduced $10 classes can only be purchased at the studio. ***Passes not available online, only in person.*** $10 Yoga Policies: *If you have a membership or intro special, you do NOT need to pay in addition for this class *Purchases that expire are not valid for extension, roll-over, or refund. *Not eligible for non-profit/student rate *Not eligible as credit to be applied to a regularly priced class, intro pass, class package, or OM Pass *Only valid for classes listed online as $10 class"  They also offer "Namaste Day - free classes all day: "One day out of the month, the studio offers the community an opportunity to enjoy the invigorating, challenging, joyful, sweaty, and celebratory yoga classes we have to offer....for FREE.***Members and pass holders can guarantee their spot by signing up in advance. Classes will fill up on a first come, first serve basis, so show up early."

Wednesday & Friday nights in Dupont Circle $10 Community Classes 
Tranquil Space - Update from April 24, 2018: The Dupont Circle location has $10 community classes Wednesday night at 8:00pm and Friday night at 7:00pm. Arlington location does not have any at the moment, though they tell me they are working on it!
Near Dupont Circle Metro 17th St location 1632-34 17th Street NW (202) 328-9642
Near Virginia Sq Metro 3528 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (703) 829-6428

Friday night in Bethesda, MD
Unity Woods - Bethesda, MD location only. $10 drop-in Community Class on Fridays, 6:00pm - 7:00pm. This class may be followed by a free chanting class, Soul-Soothing Chanting, from 7:10pm - 7:40pm. See schedule and find more info here.

Throughout the Week at various locations in DC

Yoga District offers lots of donation based Meditation & Yoga Classes (most on Sundays) 

Meditation Classes

Monday night 
Circle Yoga - Friendship Heights/ Chevy Chase
Mindfulness Meditation Mondays every Monday from 7:00pm - 8:30pm with The Opening Heart Mindfulness Community. "On Mondays, join us for sitting and walking meditation and a facilitated discussion. Introduction for newcomers is on the first Monday of each month starting at 6:15 pm. Wednesday  6:30-7:30 am and Friday sessions 12:00-1:00pm include sitting and walking meditation, but there is no facilitated discussion."  Located near Friendship Heights metro and Chevy Chase Circle, about 13 min walk from metro (map),

Select Days, Times and Locations in DC
DC Public Libraries host free Meditation workshops on occasion, you can search their calendar here

Throughout the Week at various locations in DC
Yoga District offers lots of donation based Meditation & Yoga Classes (most on Sundays)

Saturdays
Meditation Museum in Silver Spring, MD and the Meditation Museum II in McLean, VA
Want to learn more about how to Meditate? Join the Meditation Museum every Saturday. Free Intro to #Meditation Workshops from 11:00am - 12:00pm in Maryland 9525 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD, walking distance from the Forest Glen Metro, and in Virginia from 9:30am-10:30am and  2pm-3pm at 1984 Chain Bridge Rd. McLean, VA, walking distance from the Greensboro Metro. RSVP for either location here, just click on the calendar for the list of classes. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

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


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