Many may know Eric Benét as the man who married, cheated on, and then infamously ruined his relationship with Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry. But before that, the smooth R&B singer-songwriter put his soulful sound on display to great results. His sound is an homage to 1970s groups like The O’Jays and renowned R&B singers like Eddie Levert, the music that grown folks tell us “we don’t know nothin’ ’bout.” Luckily for us, Benét brought it back and added a degree of neo-soul cool to it. If anything, his hit single off 1999’s A Day in the Life “Spend My Life With You,” which featured vocalist Tamia, is still a jam and he’s sure to give a rousing performance of it. Read more>>> Eric Benét performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $69.50. (703) 549-7500. birchmere.com. (Mikala Williams)
Fans of whiskey should make their way to Petworth Citizen & Reading Room tonight for a Whiskey Brothers event featuring Dan Searing‘s favorite drams from 2017. Expect some Scotch as the evening also celebrates Scottish poet Robert Burns. Tickets cost $47.50 and it runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Petworth Citizen & Reading Room, 829 Upshur St. NW. (202) 722-2939. petworthcitizen.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Paul Shapiro, vice president of policy engagement for the Humane Society of the U.S., comes to Politics and Prose at The Wharf to discuss his book about eating “clean” and the future of food, Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World. 7 p.m. at 70 District Sq. SW. Free.
Singer-songwriter Mary Lambert, best known for collaborating with Macklemore on “Same Love,” performs at Songbyrd Music House. 8 p.m. at 2477 18th St. NW. $20–$22.
Blues rock musician Tinsley Ellis performs at Blues Alley. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $25.
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