Despite their appeal to arenas full of suburban teens in the late ’80s and early ’90s, American hair metal bands never quite created danceable music. South of the border, however, the Mexican band Botellita de Jerez combined elements of cumbia with its satirical rock songs to create a sound its audiences loved moving to. After three decades, Botellita announced its breakup in 2013. But now, less than three years later, the group is back on the road and appearing at Tropicalia. Read more >>> Botellita de Jerez performs at 7 p.m. at Tropicalia, 2001 14th St. NW. $30. (202) 629-4535. tropicaliadc.com. (Caroline Jones)
Walking into a room filled with more than 2,300 bottles of whiskey may conjure images of heaven or a night covered in vomit. From 5 to 10 p.m. tonight, Jack Rose Dining Saloon, which claims to have the largest whiskey collection in the Western Hemisphere, will host a rooftop event with barrel-aged beers, bourbon, and cigars to celebrate National Heritage Bourbon Month. Large-format bottles will be $10 off, and all drafts will cost $5. To top the night off, the saloon’s beer director, Nahem Simon, has picked out his favorite beverages and will offer exclusive beers at the bar. Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St. NW. (202) 588-7388. jackrosediningsaloon.com. (Freddy Rodriguez)
OH AND ALSO
The noise creating members of Joyce Manor bring their chaotic pop-punk show to the Black Cat. They’re joined by Michigan-based power pop act Cheap Girls and New Hampshire rock act Tracks. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.
Folk rock act the Boundary Stones headlines a night of local music at DC9 with synth-punk act Psychic Subcreatures and rock trip Nox. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $8.
In honor of the pope’s historic visit to D.C., the Kennedy Center hosts a concert featuring performances by the National Symphony Orchestra, jazz prodigy José André Montaño, and the National Youth Orchestra of Uruguay. While Pope Francis won’t be in attendance, the archbishop of Washington will read a message on his behalf. 8 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free; tickets distributed beginning at 6 p.m.
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