Long before Brazil had samba, bossa nova, and numerous other musical styles, it had choro, a largely instrumental style developed in the 19th century that merges classical, polka, and waltzes with African rhythms. Featuring various stringed instruments, horns, and a hand-held frame drum called a pandeiro, the music is sometimes used for dancing, but it’s mainly for listening. One of its current leading practitioners is Danilo Brito, who plays mandolin and the four-stringed tenor guitar. Often picking high-pitched notes quickly like a ragtime jazz player, Brito is characterized by his virtuosity and exuberance. Read more >>> Danilo Brito performs at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Steve Kiviat)


As a part of Craft Beer Week, Roofers Union will host Avery and the Bruery for a tap takeover tonight. Each brewery will pour nine of their favorite beers, including Callipygian bourbon-barrel imperial stout from Avery and Traveling Plum ale from Bruery that’s made with plum, prune, salt, and spices. In addition to the 18 drafts, about 20 bottle options from the breweries will also be available. Roofers Union, 2446 18th St. NW. (202) 232-7663. roofersuniondc.com. (Laura Hayes)


Americana rock act Son Volt returns to 9:30 Club to perform in support of its new album Notes of Blue. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.

Author Julie Buntin discusses her debut novel Marlena, which follows a woman as she copes with the death of her friend, at Kramerbooks. 6:30 p.m. at 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

National Siblings day might have been yesterday, but you can still celebrate at the Hamilton, where The Felice Brothers take the stage with opening act The Brother Brothers. 8 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $14.75–$19.75.

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