Starting at 5, the Columbia Heights bar Room 11 is offering two beers that are rarely seen outside of Victory Brewing Company’s local distribution in Downingtown, Pennsylvania: the rare Victorian beers Gassy Jack Bitter and Mad King Weiss. A Victory representative, Joe Gold, will be on hand from 6 to 8. Free.
If you’re in the mood for issues rather than libations, Louise Shelley, author of Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective, discusses her book at Politics and Prose. Shelley is an expert on transnational crime and terrorism and is a professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. Free. 7 pm.
DAR Constitution Hall hosts the American pop-rock band Scissor Sisters for a night of disco, glam-rock, and a glittery pinch of the New York City club scene. The five-member band is promoting its third album, Night Work. Click here to purchase tickets ($48.85). 7 pm.