CHO—Margaret Cho is a legitimately groundbreaking comedian. Sure, she's openly bisexual (or "just slutty," as she famously phrased it) and an outspoken LGBT advocate, and she's got a crazy Korean mom and a history of body image and substance abuse issues. More than anything else, though, her career is defined by one crucial fact: She's damn funny. AH
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, $27.50-32.50

COOKY DANCE—Every month, DJ Cooky Parker breaks out his old soul 45s for a sweaty-dancin' goodtime in the Eagles Lodge, home to enough American flags to turn even Benedict Arnold patriotic. The drinks are criminally cheap, the tunes are astoundingly good, and the crowd is surprisingly un-cruisey. SM
Eagles Lodge, 4904 SE Hawthorne, 9 pm, $5, 21+