Going through a World Cup withdrawal? D.C. United presents the Washington premiere of Pelada, a feature-length documentary about pickup soccer from a global perspective tonight at the Avalon Theatre. The screening benefits United D.C., a nonprofit that helps youth in Washington. A Q&A with director Ryan White follows the film. Purchase tickets ($15) here. 8 PM.
Kick off Peruvian independence day (July 28) early at Mio restaurant with a buffet-style dinner. Jewelry designer Evelyn Brooks is showcasing her work and cooking at the event. Ten dollars of every ticket sale benefits Coprodeli USA—a nonprofit that provides education and job training for Peruvian families. For tickets ($48 in advance or $58 at the door), call 202-955-0075. For more ways to celebrate the Peruvian holiday, check out our roundup here.
Enjoy a Chesapeake Bay-inspired four-course dinner with wine pairings at Wildfire in McLean. Executive chef Steven Lukis and John Shields—host of the PBS series Cooking Costal and owner of Gertrude’s in Baltimore—are preparing a menu that includes blue-crab chowder, wood-roasted soft-shell crab, and Maryland-style pan-fried chicken. Wines include Santa Rita 120 Sauvignon Blanc, Clos du Bois Chardonnay, and Erath Pinot Noir. Tickets are $65 per person; 6:30.