I moved to D.C. during an especially muggy August some years back and listened to Chris Thile’s “Heart in a Cage” on an obsessive loop throughout those early days. Thile’s take on what was originally a Strokes song featured the mandolin virtuoso’s signature pluck (pun forever intended) and a full bluegrass backing thanks to the four other musicians who form, with Thile, Punch Brothers. Now you can see for yourself how well their sound fits with our swampiest of seasons when Punch Brothers play Wolf Trap. Read more >>> Punch Brothers perform with I’m With Her and Julian Lage at 8 p.m. at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $30–$60. (703) 255-1900. wolftrap.org. (Anya van Wagtendonk)
The Dupont Circle location of Pizzeria Paradiso is having a mead celebration tonight when they’ll feature several types of the fermented beverage made from honey and water. The selection includes B.Nektar’s Kill All the Golfers ($10 for 9 oz.) on tap and three different bottled options, including Moonlight Meadery’s Uptopian No. 9 ($14 for 2 oz.) and Smitten ($8 for 4 oz.), as well as the Charm City Hops mead ($8 for 12 oz.). Pizzeria Paradiso, 2003 P St. NW. (202) 223-1245. eatyourpizza.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
French teenager and electronic music producer Petit Biscuit performs at 9:30 Club with opening act Daktyl. 8 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $20.
Country-rock band Midnight North takes the stage at The Hamilton with Holly Bowling, a classically trained pianist who puts her own spin on jam band music. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $10–$15.
New York-based band Future Generations headlines a rock ‘n’ roll triple bill at DC9, which also features sets from Private Island and Harts. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.
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