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What to Do Tonight: January 11

Antone “Chooky” Caldwell at Blues Alley, a seven-course beer dinner at Old Town’s RedRocks, and comedian Todd Rexx at the Riot Act.

Pulitzer Prize nominee Donna Britt. Photograph courtesy of the author’s Web site.

Wednesday, January 11

MUSIC: Bassist and producer Antone “Chooky” Caldwell is performing at Blues Alley tonight. The Grammy nominee has provided musical support for Mariah Carey,will.i.amSnoop Dogg, and the Pussycat Dolls, to name a few. Tickets ($20) can be purchased through the club’s Web site. 8 and 10 PM. 

BEER: Old Town’s RedRocks Pizza is whipping up a seven-course Allagash beer dinner. The spread features a charcuterie plate, wood-roasted sea scallop salad, wood-fired eggplant Parmesan, gulf shrimp, lamb meatballs, a cheese pairing, and panna cotta. Each course will be paired with an Allagash brew. Tickets ($50) can be reserved by calling 703-717-9873. 6:30 to 9:30 PM. 

BOOKS: Former Washington Post columnist Donna Britt will sign copies of her new memoirBrothers (and Me), at Politics and Prose. The journalist was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1990. Free. 7 PM. 

Strategist and president of Genuine Insights Gina Rudan will discuss her new self-help bookPractical Genius, at the Downtown Barnes and Noble. A signing will follow. Free. 6:30 PM.

COMEDY: Funnyman Todd Rexx brings his standup routine to the Riot Act. The Maryland native has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam All-Stars, VH1’s Baggin’, and more. Tickets ($15) can be purchased through the club’s Web site. 8:30 PM.

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