Loosen those purse strings.
Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale
What: Classic styles and new spring colors start at 40 percent off.
Why: Nobody puts the baby bag in the corner.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Hotel Helix, 1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW, b/t 14th & 15th Sts. (202-462-9001).
What: The sample sale boutique celebrates a new location with free bubbly and Lavender Moon cupcakes, plus an additional 20 percent off all merchandise.
Why: One person will win a $100 gift card.
When: Thurs., 5-8 p.m.
Where: 103 S. Saint Asaph St., Alexandria (703-535-3294).
What: Shakespeare Theatre Company offers free rehearsal performances of the Bard’s tortured tale, first come, first served.
Why: It’s Regan-omics.
When: Sun., 3 & 6 p.m.
Where: Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW, at 6th St. (202-547-1122).
Flaunt Runway Show
What: Photographers display fashion portraits, local designers present styles, and a pop-up boutique sells the goods.
Why: It’s a runway project.
When: Sat. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.; show, 9 p.m.
Where: Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE, b/t 13th St. Bridge & Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Tickets at 202-580-5972 or email@example.com.
What: The sweeping multimedia event hosts cabarets, workshops, films, and just about any other discipline you can dream up.
Why: It’s ’matic panic.
When: Thru July 5. Sun., Wed. & Thurs., noon-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., noon-1 a.m.
Where: 55 M St. SE, at Half St.