When you introduce a group of curiously dressed punk-influenced folk musicians to a group of muddy moshers, it’s a match made in weirdo heaven. That’s what happened when the experimental Ukrainian band DakhaBrakha debuted at Bonnaroo in 2014, and since receiving a warm welcome at the festival, the ever-inventive group has been making a name for itself with its impressive physical presence and mesmerizing music. Comprised of professional folklorists, DakhaBrakha keeps to its traditional roots in terms of aesthetics, too: The three female singers wear long, flowing white dresses and tall, furry black hats, and founder and experimental theater director Vladyslav Troitskyi dons an intricate embroidered vest. Read more >>> DakhaBrakha performs at 8 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $25. (202) 408-3100. sixthandi.org. (Jordan-Marie Smith)
Osteria Morini and DC Brau are teaming up for a carb-olicious beer and pasta dinner tonight. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. for a beer reception. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. with three pasta courses plus dessert, each paired with a different DC Brau brew. The dinner is $75 per person (plus tax and tip). Reserve your place online here. Osteria Morini, 201 Water St. SE. (202) 484-0660. osteriamorini.com/washington-dc. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Italian actor Massimiliano Finazzer Flory transforms himself into the inventor and painter of the Mona Lisa in his new one-man show, Being Leonardo DaVinci, which he presents at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. 7:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $12–$15.
Brooklyn-based metal band Liturgy performs at DC9 with fellow Brooklyn metalheads Sannhet and Baltimore experimental act Horse Lords. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $14.
Local comedians continue the joking a day after April Fools’ Day by performing original sets and then imitating each other at the Velvet Lounge’s “Mockingjokes” show. 8 p.m. at 915 U St. NW. $5.
It’s a Canadian double bill at the Black Cat Backstage: Punk band Single Mothers plays with opening act the Dirty Nils. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
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