STORYTELLING—Oh boy, has Back Fence PDX got a story for you. The storytelling show is celebrating their 5.5-year anniversary with a special cheap-o show filled with excellent storytellers, like former mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith, funny lady Shelley McLendon, and comedian Lauren Weedman. Thanks for the anniversary present, Back Fence! CF
Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW 11th, 8 pm, $5, 21+

COMEDY—Emily Heller deserves to be the patron saint of funny glasses-wearing ladies everywhere: An up-and-comer who's well on her way to being a household name (in households that know their comedy), she's whip-smart and hilarious, and tonight she headlines the reliably excellent stand-up showcase Funny Over Everything alongside top-notch local comics Shane Torres, Bri Pruett, Amy Miller, and more. AH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 8 pm, $10