Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: The Ascent of Women, the Death of Mountains

Hey high-achieving ladies, want to feel even better about yourselves and your future? How about a book-length explanation of why professional success won’t tank your chances of landing a man—if you even want one? In her book The Richer Sex, Washington Post reporter Liza Mundy has rounded up the research, concluding that the tidal wave of women getting graduate degrees will eventually upend the patriarchy and fetch them higher salaries to match. At the same time, men are finding financial success more attractive in potential mates. Women increasingly don’t feel—as one of Mundy’s interviewees apparently did—the need to hide their BMWs or dumb down their place in the corporate hierarchy. And if you’re still housewifing it? Get ready to admit more dudes to your sewing circle. Liza Mundy discusses her book at 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., No. 101, Arlington. Free. (703) 300-9746. (Lydia DePillis)

MUSIC

Tuareg guitarist Bombino performs with local Afropoppers Elikeh tonight at 7 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $20. (292) 483-5000.

Good local lineup: Atmospheric post-punkers Imperial Chinal perform with Meta (a band featuring Laughing Man's Brandon Moses) and instrumental noiseniks The Plums. At 8 p.m. at Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $8. (202) 667-7960.

Another good local lineup: Disaffected garage rockers Thee Lolitas and eclectic experimental dude Pilesar along with Dallas synth-rockers Nervous Curtains. At 9 p.m. at Velvet Lounge, 915 U St. NW. $10. (202) 462-3213.

DANCE

Dance Exchange begins its ambitious new How to Lose a Mountain project with a performance on the Millennium Stage. The project involves Dance Exchange Artistic Director Cassie Meador leading a group of dancers on a 500-mile walk to a site in West Virginia where a mountain once stood. At 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. Free. (202) 467-4600.

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