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D.C. has few dance options during the summer months, which is why it’s a triple bummer that three performances worth paying attention to fall during the same week. The second annual Chamber Dance Project season is the brainchild of choreographer Diane Coburn Bruning, who has very practically paired military musicians gigging on the side with Washington Ballet dancers who are off for the summer. Thursday’s program features the world premiere of Wild Swans by choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie, inspired by the Edna St. Vincent Millay poem of the same title. Other ballets on the program are set to classic works of chamber music, including Prokofiev’s “Sonata for Two Violins” and Samuel Barber’s “Adagio.” Read more >>> Chamber Dance Project performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St. NW. $18–$70. (202) 499-2297. chamberdance.org. (Rebecca J. Ritzel)


3 Stars Brewing Company releases its first canned beers today. The D.C. brewery is now selling 16-ounce tallboys in fourpacks filled with its Ghost White IPA and Citra Lemon Saison. The beer will be for purchase at retailers across the city. Stop by the brewery from 4 to 8 p.m. tonight, and get a free koozie if you’re among the first 500 people. Read more on Young & Hungry. 3 Stars Brewing Company, 6400 Chillum Place NW. (202) 670-0333. 3starsbrewing.com. (Josh Solomon)


The Smithsonian Folklife Festival returns to the National Mall, this time celebrating Peruvian history and culture. Enjoy live musical performances, craft demonstrations, and lots of dancing. Read more in our Summer Entertainment Guide. 11 a.m. on the National Mall. Free.

Singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt takes the stage at Rock & Roll Hotel with Chicago-based folk guitarist Ryley Walker. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $14.

Canadian rock band No Joy plays DC9 with Philadelphia quartet Creepoid. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.

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