When Yuna started uploading songs to her MySpace in the late 2000s, the Malaysian singer-songwriter fit nicely alongside Western contemporaries like Regina Spektor and Norah Jones. After finding acclaim in Malaysia, she soon broke through internationally and caught the ear of Pharrell Williams, who produced a handful of songs on her eponymous American debut album. After exploring the limits of sunshine-filled pop, Yuna took a turn towards R&B and hip-hop on this year’s Chapters, dueting with Usher and Jhené Aiko, sampling Drake, and teaming with the legendary DJ Premier. Yuna performs with Ńÿłø at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Chris Kelly)
Ventnor Sports Cafe in Adams Morgan is hosting Beer Week trivia tonight at 8:30 p.m. Narragasett Brewing Company will be there serving six different beers from their new Lovecraft series. The food menu will also tip its hat to New England with Rhode Island–inspired dishes like clamcakes and doughboys. Ventnor Sports Cafe, 2411 18th St. NW, (202) 234-3070, ventnorsportscafe.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
British folk rock artist Billy Bragg performs at the Birchmere with Joe Henry as part of the “Shine a Light” tour, in which the men perform classic railroad songs. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $59.50.
Author Juan Gabriel Vasquez reads from his new novel, Reputations, about a powerful political cartoonist and his reflections on his career, at Busboys and Poets 5th & K location. 6:30 p.m. at 1025 K St. NW. Free.
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