RA RA—The music of Ra Ra Riot meets at the complex crossroads of dance party and depth, and the opportunity to see them now should not be taken lightly. We all know the good bands are soon followed by masses of people that drive them into arenas, right? Let's just say arenas aren't that awesome... CP
w/Givers, Pepper Rabbit; Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE 39th, 8 pm, $13.50-15, all ages

WTF? WTF!—Calling all "What the Fuckers!" Marc Maron—host of the wildly funny, and illuminating WTF with Marc Maron podcast—is headlining Helium through Saturday. This comedy vet and former Air America host is hilariously angry, and speaks the bitter truth about a host of topics including life, divorce, and the circus of national politics. Go! Laff! Learn! WSH
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, 8 pm, $10-15, through Saturday

(For some reason, Marc Maron's comedy podcast is the only I thing I can stand listening to when I work out. I think it has something to do with self-hatred. I'll be the one jogging in place during his show on Friday.)