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When eating and drinking, it’s easy to fall into a habit and just consuming your favorite thing, be it a light beer, a gin and tonic, or a scotch on the rocks. But beverage writer Jeff Cioletti wants imbibers to move beyond their norms and, to borrow from Bryce Harper, make drinking fun again. Cioletti has assembled 52 tips and packaged them into a book called The Year of Drinking Adventurously. It’s a useful resource for people who want to know more about rum or red wines that don’t come in a box, but Cioletti’s tips really come in handy when he discusses the drinks linked to holidays. Read more >>> Jeff Cioletti speaks at 6:30 p.m. at Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. (202) 387-1400. kramers.com.(Caroline Jones)


The Philadelphia invasion of the D.C. area continues with the opening of honeygrow in Pentagon City. The fast-casual menu includes stir-fry options, salads, and smoothies. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. honeygrow, 1100 South Hayes St., Arlington. (703) 418-0180. (Laura Hayes)


Seattle-based art rock ensemble Beat Connection performs at DC9 with opening acts Kodak to Graph and Lance Neptune. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12–$14.

Blues and R&B artist Curtis Salgado takes the stage at The Hamilton with Selwyn Birchwood, a Florida-based blues guitarist and lap steel player. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $15–$20.

Head to the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for a performance by Three, a musical ensemble featuring two violins and a piano that covers both classical and jazz compositions. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

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