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YEPPS!—You'll probably recognize Mike Epps from The Hangover or Resident Evil movies (or Roll Bounce!). He's a funny man who likes shiny clothes, jokes about pot and giving head, and Obama impressions. The LA comic knows how to get a crowd juiced. And he can ride a unicycle! CF
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Fri-Sat 7 & 10 pm, Sun 7 & 9:30 pm, $27-35

MIGHTY GASTRO—Local food writer Karen Brooks pulls the lid off the boiling cauldron of Portland's vast foodie scene in her new book The Mighty Gastropolis: Portland. Go hear her tales of kitchen shenanigans, the rise of this town's favorite chefs, and what makes Portland's stomachs tick. Bring a snack. CF
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE