Free For All: Kicking off the summer, affordable-style

Free stuff is great, whether it’s t-shirts of groups we have no intention of joining or left-over GUGS veggie burgers, we’ll take it! Vox is starting off the summer to remind you of the usual free delights you can find around campus.

From froyo to free soda

Cupcakes are still trending. Let’s start with our friendly neighborhood Georgetown Cupcake. If you like their facebook page and participate in their daily trivia competition you can potentially win a dozen free cupcakes. Pinkberry on M Street rewards its loyal customers with a free frozen yogurt if you drop by and pick up a stamp card. Also, Thomas Sweet’s on Wisconsin gives free toppings with Student Advantage.

For a more organic, savory alternative, make sure to get your Sweetgreen card to win the occasional free salad. And then of course there is the free soda we all often forget to claim at Chipotle with your GoCard.

Museums, concerts, and…historical fashion shows?

If your interests are more cultural than culinary, there’s still a lot to do! The National Gallery of Art hosts a series of “classic cinema, documentary, avant-garde and area premieres” every weekend. This weekend features a screening of “The Cherry Orchard”-a movie by acclaimed Greek director Michael Cacoyannis on May 20th, as well as the yearly Robert Flaherty film-making seminar on May 19th. Check out the NGA’s calendar for more details.

The Kennedy Center offers a wide range of free musical events every day at 6pm. Upcoming events include Emmy-nominee Ellen Cherry’s performance on May 21st, and a concert by the DC Youth Orchestra the day after (both events start at 6pm/ http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/schedule.html).

Head over to Dumbarton House this Sunday, for an exciting alternative to a lazy Sunday afternoon. Attend a 19th century-inspired fashion show in honor of James Madison’s wife Dolley. Free food will be served (we hear something about Federal-era White House desserts).

Stay with us for weekly suggestions on free food, concerts and events!

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