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COMEDY—Start the year off on a soothing (yet hilarious!) note with It's Gonna Be Okay, a stand-up showcase hosted by Mercury columnist Barbara Holm. Tonight's lineup features Seattleites Derek Sheen and Bryan Cook (creator of Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction) and FREE SKEEBALL. Happy New Year! AH
East Burn, 1800 E Burnside, 8:30 pm, FREE

FILM—Terry Gilliam's productions always seem to involve large amounts of anger, turmoil, and controversy. Yet he still gets jobs. Why? Mostly because of 1985's Brazil, a surrealistic satire that's also an adventure, that's also a romance, that's also one of the most striking, inventive, and emotionally draining films of the last 30 years. BR
Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark, see portlandmercury.com/movietimes, $4