SUN CIRCUS—The world-famous Cirque du Soleil returns with their newest anti-circus act, entitled Dralion. It's billed as a meditation on the age-old "humans vs. nature" theme, but WHATEVS. Check out those jaw-dropping aerial tricks combined with ancient Chinese acrobatics! WSH
Rose Garden, 1 Winning Way, 7:30 pm, through June 19, $32-100

BLACK'S THE NEW WHITE—During his early career, Paul Mooney ran away with a circus. Dubbing himself the "first black ringmaster," Mooney has since become a commanding force in comedy, with an insane 40-year string of writing credits. Chappelle's Show's "Ask a Black Dude" segment is his most recent and memorable; tonight he appears in PDX to set you on your toes. JL
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Wed-Thurs June 15-16, 8 pm, Fri-Sat June 17-18, 7:30 & 10 pm, $12-27