Welcome, Holidays: Free Goodies on the Hill

In the land of the economic bailout, "free" is a word we don't hear very often. The businesses of Capitol Hill, however, would like to change our lives - at least for a few hours this Tuesday. Local merchants are teaming up to offer free massages, snacks, and much more to the whole neighborhood, including Holiday Hoopla--featuring live entertainment and plenty of refreshments--at Pravda Studios (1406 10th Ave.).

10/8. Free. 6-9 p.m. Capitol Hill. capitolhillholidayhoopla.com.