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Freestylin’ D.C.: Taking on the Tea Partiers and Overexposed Celebrities

Happy Monday everyone! Here’s a list of free and low cost things to do tonight through Wednesday night from Free in DC. Enjoy!

The Constellation Theatre Company holds a free staged reading of Tales of Twisted Love at Source, 1835 14th St. NW, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be handed out starting at 7 p.m.

AlterNet's Washington bureau chief, Adele M. Stan, discusses the anthology she co-edited, Dangerous Brew: Exposing The Tea Party's Agenda to Take Over America. Anthology contributors Sarah Posner and Stephanie Mencimer appear with Stan at 6:30 p.m. at Busboys and Poets 5th & K.

Check out The Dark Side of Chocolate, about fair trade and the chocolate industry, at Busboys and Poets 5th & K at 6 p.m. The screening is followed by a panel discussion.

The Beltway Poetry Slam continues this month at the Fridge, in the alley off 8th St. SE near the Eastern Market Metro. Tonight's featured performer is Stefen Micko, of the Skinny Bullet Slam Team from Atlanta. Sign-up starts at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. $5 cover.

The International Spy Museum offers free admission the last Wednesday of each month, from 4 to 8 p.m. at their Community Nights. (Except for next month, when the night will be moves to Dec. 1, due to Thanksgiving) This month’s theme is Spy Fright–museum goers are invited to come in disguise, and the best costume will win a prize.

MSNBC anchor Willie Geist takes on everybody from Lindsay Lohan to Snooki to the Salahis in his book American Freak Show, which he discusses and signs at Borders 18th & L St. NW at 6:30 p.m.

Amy Melrose is the creator of Free in DC, an arts, culture, and consciousness blog highlighting free and low-cost events that are all Metro accessible in the D.C. area. You can also follow Free in DC on Twitter and Facebook.

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  • Henry Chang

    Can you please put me on the email list for Freestylin' DC? I don't use Twitter or Facebook. Thanks.