QUEER STORIES—In celebration of Pride, Slant: Live Queer Storytelling presents the perfect opportunity to hear a boatload of true tales from the LGBTQ community. Thrill to stories from Jimmy Radosta, Joaquin Lopez, Lavell Wood, and more, plus hilarious hosting from Kaj-anne Pepper. And since the proceeds go to Teacher 10 (supporting LGBTQ educators), tonight's theme is "Schooled." WSH
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8 pm, $10-12

MUSIC—If you haven't seen the Mountain Goats live, you're missing out—John Darnielle & Co. not only fill their songs with vibrant, heartfelt life every single time, but Darnielle makes for a goddamn charming host. Which probably explains why tonight's show is sold out. But, you know... there are ways. EH
w/Loamlands; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 9 pm, $22.50-25, all ages