Mary Lattimore might be Philadelphia’s greatest musical export. And that’s saying something, considering the wealth of internationally revered musical talent the city has bred in recent years. A classically trained harpist, Lattimore’s been playing her instrument for more than 20 years. She’s toured the world both as a solo performer and with her many musical collaborators, including Kurt Vile, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Steve Gunn, Jarvis Cocker, Meg Baird, and her most frequent collaborator, musician/producer Jeff Zeigler. The dense, gorgeous music she makes isn’t defined by the mastery of the harp so much as by her experimentation with it. Read more >>> Mary Lattimore performs with Parquet Courts at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Matt Cohen)
You’ve heard of eating dark chocolate with wine but Co Co. Sala is changing things up tonight with a chocolate and mezcal tasting. A $45 ticket includes two cocktails, appetizers, and the Silencio Mezcal & Valrhona Chocolate tasting. The event runs from 6-8 p.m. Co Co. Sala, 929 F St. NW, (202) 347-4265, cocosala.com. (Laura Hayes)
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Last year, Janel Leppin, one of the most prolific musicians in the D.C. area, emerged as a solo artist, with her project Mellow Diamond. Her debut albums, Mellow Diamond and Songs for Voice and Mellotron, were two of the best albums released in the D.C. area last year. She’s playing tonight at RhizomeDC with Ron Shalom & Austin Vaughn, Antonia, and Nagual. 8 p.m. at 6950 Maple St. NW. $10.
Straight up, the Washington National Cathedral is one of the most gorgeous structures in D.C. Even if you’ve toured the historic cathedral, chances are you haven’t seen it like you will this evening, when each and every crevice will be lighted with special colored lights, giving the cathedral an entirely new dimension. 6:30 p.m. at 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free.
Every day, tens of thousands across the country are protesting the current regime. But in the House and Senate, some Democratic leaders are fighting the good fight on a daily basis. Show them how much you appreciate their efforts tonight at Love Letters From the Resistance at Slash Run, where you can write and send letters of support to leaders like Elizabeth Warren, Eleanor Holmes-Norton, and others. 6 p.m. at 201 Upshur St. NW. Free.