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MOUTHFUL—The Back Fence PDX storytelling event returns with the theme "That's a Mouthful." Storytellers include an undefeated leg wrestler, KRSK's Daria Elik, a competitive eater, and local funny-lady Shelley McLendon and her sister, Reno 911! and Bridesmaids alum Wendi McLendon-Covey. MS
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, 7:30 pm, $12-15

NERD PARTY—Conflict-of-interest alert! Mercury Editors Alison Hallett and Erik Henriksen put together a monthly night (well, semimonthly. Slackers.) combining two excellent local pastimes: comics and drinking in a basement. It's really fun! Tonight's Comics Underground hosts Dylan Meconis, Mike Russell, and other awesome comics creators. SM
Jack London Bar at the Rialto, 529 SW 4th, 8 pm, FREE, 21+