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Free Things to Do in DC November 18-22: Colombian Jazz and a Pumpkin Workout Session

Free Things to Do in DC November 18-22: Colombian Jazz and a Pumpkin Workout Session
Colombian jazz band Suricato performs at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage on Friday. Photo courtesy of the Kennedy Center.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Humanitini: Washington Redskins Name Discussion at The Brixton

HumanitiesDC’s “Humanitini” is a once-a-month, panel-led discussion about a hot-button issue, over drinks. November’s topic: the Redskins’ name. RSVP required. Attendance is free; drinks are not. 6:30-8:30PM.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Free to Rock Premiere at Georgetown

Free to Rock, directed by four-time Emmy Award-winner Jim Brown, explores the spread of Western rock music through the iron curtain, and how it accelerated the decline of the USSR. The documentary is narrated by Kiefer Sutherland and features interviews with Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Billy Joel, and the Beach Boys. A panel discussion follows the film. RSVP on Facebook. 7:30PM.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Suricato at the Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage is partnering with the Embassy of Colombia to present Suricato: a jazz band from Bogota that features a mix of vocals, bass, guitar, trombone, and drums. 6PM.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Free Pre-Thanksgiving Pumpkin Workout at Meridian Hill Park

VIDA Fitness is hosting a bootcamp-style workout to get your metabolism in gear for the Thanksgiving binge. Pumpkins—we’re not making this up—will be used as weights for presses, lunges, squats, planks, and other exercises during the 50-minute class. BYOP (bring your own pumpkin). 9:30-10:30AM.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22

SWEATgiving at Dock 5

Another way to get the blood pumping before Thanksgiving. Chris and Alex Perrin will lead a class that—so says the event’s Facebook page—will be like “SPORTS PRACTICE meets INSANITY.” (Think high-intensity interval training meets sports conditioning.) 10-11AM.

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