Or you can pick up a free pair of tickets to any performance of Miss Saigon at the Signature Theatre in Arlington.
Beltway Plaza Mall in Greenbelt, Md., is offering one free movie -- and a free lunch -- for federal workers. You simply have to show up at the box office with your furlough notice.
If you're the crafty type, there are free knitting classes at Fibre Space in Alexandria.
And if you've never visited President Lincoln's Cottage, a monument in D.C. that doesn't depend on federal support, it will be open during the shutdown and federal workers qualify for a 50 percent discount on admission.
Seeing a movie could be a good way to relax -- as long as it's not "Prisoners." And if you go to an AMC theater, you'll get a free small popcorn with a valid government ID.
"The offer is good until common sense is restored in Washington, D.C., or more likely, until the shutdown ends or we run out of popcorn," the company said.
For those workers considering getting out of government altogether, Internet marketing agency Bash Foo is giving free 20-minute LinkedIn training sessions.
And if you want to get a jump on next year's taxes (or are really behind on this year's), Landmark Tax Group is offering a 15 percent discount on nationwide tax services for any federal workers impacted by the shutdown.
Hyundai also announced that furloughed car owners aren't required to make payments during the shutdown. And Koons Automotive, in Silver Spring, Md., is giving furloughed employees free oil changes.