First things first.
What: DJs D-Mac and Rusty B of All Good Funk Alliance and Funk Weapons D.C. launch a monthly dance party.
Why: Bust a move to choice cumbia, hip-hop, go-go, and funk beats.
When: Fri., 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Dodge City, 917 U St. NW, b/t 9th & 10th Sts. Admission is free.
The Soccer Mansion
What: Head to World Cup headquarters, er, the Josephine Butler Parks Center, to see the next matches on hi-def flat-screens.
Why: Dishes from each country (like grilled Argentine chorizo); cocktails, beer, and wine; and a Friday-night champagne party.
When: Fri., 9 a.m.-midnight; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 2437 15th St. NW, at Euclid St. (202-378-4578). Tickets (general admission, $15) online at soccermansionquarterfinals.com.
The Shoe Hive Summer Sale
What: Get 30-70 percent off shoes and bags at the Old Town boutique.
Why: Tory Burch, Butter, Elie Tahari, DVF, Bettye Muller, and more for $35-$315.
When: Thru July 30. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 127 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria (703-548-7105).
What: Head to the local farm for fresh air, market veggies, homemade pies, and dairy items.
Why: Pick your own blueberries and flowers now ($2-$5 per pound); blackberries and raspberries arrive in the next few weeks.
When: Market, Thurs. & Fri., 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Picking, Thurs. & Fri., 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 22222 Davis Mill Rd., Germantown (301-972-3299).
Photo: Digiart2001 Jason.kuffer / Flickr