COMEDY—There's been some talk that Helium Comedy Club doesn't give women comics much stage time. How's this for an answer: three nights of stand-up from the very funny Iliza Shlesinger, the only female winner of Last Comic Standing and host of the dating show Excused. BR
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, $15-25

TEDX ART—The Portland TEDx conference is sold out, but you can stave off the impatience of waiting for the live stream (on April 27!) by checking out the What If? art and design exhibition, opening today, featuring contributors like Jenene Nagy and Carson Ellis. All pieces will be auctioned off to benefit the Children's Healing Arts Project, so feel free to fall in love. MS
University of Oregon's White Box, 24 NW 1st, opens Thurs April 4, Tues-Sat, noon-6 pm, through April 24