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Happy almost-September everyone! Hope you enjoy this weekday edition of Freestylin’ DC, where I’ll share some of the coolest and most interesting free and low cost events from my site, Free in DC.

After work, take the free shuttle from Foggy Bottom Metro over to the Kennedy Center for a free performance with alt rockers These United States at Millennium Stage at 6 p.m.

Head over to the Goethe-Institut in Chinatown to see “Gute Aussichten: Young German Photographers 2009/2010″ before it leaves this Friday. The gallery is open late tonight for the screening of the final film of the “For the Love of Sound” series. Stick around for Touch the Sound at 6:30 p.m. if you don’t mind dropping $6.

The District’s female social justice acappella group, SongRise, is the special guest at tonight’s installment of The Garden, BloomBars’ weekly poetry and open mic event, in Columbia Heights from 8:30 to 11 p.m. This inspiring group is sure to lift spirits of all ages at this donation based event.

If you were bummed that the February performance of Carnaval at Epiphany! was rescheduled, now’s your chance to check them out. The Brazilian jazz quintet, featuring faculty members from the Levine School of Music, performs at the Church of the Epiphany, at 12:10 to 1 p.m. The free concert takes place near Metro Center.

There will be a panel discussion about the branding of Mid City Arts District, who just received a large grant to help brand the area, over at the 14th & V Busboys & Poets. Panelists include Busboys owner Andy Shallal, Virginia Tech urban planning professor Derek Hyra, and more.

The Fridge is a super-cool performance art space and gallery by the Eastern Market Metro. Tonight’s the launch event for the monthly Beltway Poetry Slam, starting at 8 p.m. Sign up starts at 7:30 p.m., and there’s a cover of $5.

Come for the whiskey, stay for the music. Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar, in the H Street Corridor, is hosting a free Bushmills tasting at 7 p.m., followed by a single release party for Kokayi along with DJ Saucee and Team Ook. Enjoy music, prizes, Red Velvet cupcakes, faux tattoos and more at this free, 21+ event starting at 10:30 p.m.

Politics and Prose bookstore, north of Van Ness, hosts a reading with Michael Kellogg, who will discuss his book Three Questions We Never Stop Asking at 7 p.m.

Check out live painting, DJs, giveaways, and more with “Liquid Soul—A Liquid Arts Experience” at the Fridge from 7 to 11 p.m. at this free, 21+ event.

Enter the online lottery between midnight and 1 p.m. for your chance to win free tickets to see Twelfth Night at the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall at 7:30 p.m. It’s the last week to catch the annual Free-for-All show!

Amy Melrose is the creator of Free in DC, a blog that highlights low-cost and free events in the D.C. metro area. For complete details about the events mentioned above, visit Free in DC or follow Free in DC on Facebook.