Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Marco Benevento! Sheila E.!

“Post-jazz” sounds like a meaningless critical buzzword, and it usually is. When it comes to a musician like Marco Benevento, however, it’s the only term that pinpoints what he does. He’s got a basic piano-trio configuration—keys, bass, drums—and much of the language and interplay of jazz. But Benevento has other tools in his arsenal. He uses electronics for texture, and plain old weirdness; he also likes to use the endless vamps more associated with funk, hip-hop, and EDM. If there’s a better description than “post-jazz,” let’s hear it. Read more >>> Marco Benevento performs at 7:30 at The Hamilton, 600 14th St. $17–$19. (202) 787-1000. thehamiltondc.com. (Michael J. West)

EAT THIS

There's hardly a thing not made from scratch at Logan Circle's new Italian eatery, Etto, from the owners of Standard and 2Amys. The restaurant mills the flour for its pizza dough, makes its own salumi, and co-owner Peter Pastan has a winery that supplies some of the wine. Even the tables and bar were hand-built. Read more about the restaurant (and check out the menu) here. Etto, 1541 14th St. NW. ettodc.com. (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

Bearded alt-folk performer David Mayfield plays at Sixth & I tonight in support of his new album, Good Man Down. 8 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $12.

Percussionist and Prince collaborator Sheila E. performs at the Howard Theatre. 7:30 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $39.

"Higher Resonance," a new exhibition of audio collages and paintings by artist Jennie C. Jones, opens today at the Hirshhorn. 10 a.m. at the Hirshhorn Museum of Art, 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free.

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