FUNNY GUY—While he may not be the best-known comedian on the block, Steve Byrne is nevertheless a hilarious workhorse. He's toured the world, been featured in his own Comedy Central Presents special, and consistently constructs solid, smart laffs. See him once, and you'll join his fan club. WSH
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, $15-25

—It's time to come in from the cold and curl up with some of the most comforting songwriters this little burg can offer: Justin Power's Rememory will ease you into the mood, Sean Flinn & the Royal We will make you comfortable, and Y La Bamba will be haunting your dreams for the rest of the night. MS
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $7