MUSIC—The tumbledown, cinematic records of Chicago's Califone feed folk music through a rusty bandsaw, pulling shreds of gorgeousness out of the tatters. See Tim Rutili & Co. as they play songs from last year's subtly winning Stitches, and probably throw in a wild card or two. NL
w/the Luyas; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $13-15

COMEDY—When he's not shopping for sweatpants or trying to start Twitter battles with salsa companies, stand-up Kyle Kinane is busy being insanely hysterical. The gruff-voiced beardo's a bit blue collar, decidedly misanthropic, and he will most assuredly make you cry tears of joy into your Hamm's. CF
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, $15-25