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Metro DC Dances
What: Watch locals DCypher Dance Collective, Move Project, Furia Flamenca, and others for free.
Why: Metro opens cores.
When: Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 4850 Colorado Ave. NW, at 16th St. (202-426-0486).
Weekly Knife Sharpening
What: Let the pros get your blades a cut above the rest. It’s free, too!
Why: Give yourself an edge.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Union Street Public House, 121 S. Union St., Alexandria (703-548–1785).
Caribbean Rum Tasting
What: Cafe Atlantico embraces the sticky summer heat with a gratis sampling of several labels, including Appleton and Neisson.
Why: Rumming releases endorphins.
When: Fri., 4-6 p.m.
Where: 405 8th St. NW, b/t D and E Sts. (202-393-0812).
Comcast Film Festival
What: Pull up a lawn chair for more comp entertainment — alfresco screenings of the new (The Dark Knight) and classic (Singin’ in the Rain).
Why: Donate or buy raffle tix to benefit charities at the National Institutes of Health.
When: Fri.-Aug. 21. Daily, 8:15 p.m.
Where: The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, Bethesda (301-816-6957).
What: Local sommelier and wine connoisseur Andrew Stover created a fresh summery blend of pinot gris and dolcetto.
Why: Not every rosé has its thorn.
When: You’re thirsty.
Where: Dean & Deluca, 3276 M St. NW, at Potomac St. (202-342-2500).