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COMEDY—Nick Kroll is the kind of comic who seems simultaneously adorable and capable of feasting on the intestines of children. Which is to say, his cuteness barely masks a razor-sharp edge that results in some of the same gut-busting laughs he gets on FXX's The League and Comedy Central's Kroll Show. Get him before he gets you. WSH
w/Anthony Lopez; Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $25

MUSIC—Lupe Fiasco is at his best when speaking his mind. With honed anti-government screeds and scalding exhortations to his community, Lupe's leapt from merely very-talented emcee to compelling artist. So it's worrying that Fiasco says his upcoming release, Tetsuo & Youth, will scale the message back in favor of a good time. Go see him anyway. You might learn something. DVH
w/Stalley, Illmaculate; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $30-50, all ages