—Podcast Kick Ass Oregon History is begging you to relive the best part of grade school! Find a shoebox, construction paper, a whole mess of glue, and some old toys—and build your very own awesome diorama memorializing an appropriately kick-ass event in Oregon's history. Submit photos by February 14, and then, tonight at Stumptown Stories, celebrity judges like Cort Webber of the Welcome to That Whole Thing podcast and Israel Bayer of Street Roots will pick a winner. DCT
The Jack London Bar, 529 SW 4th, 7:30 pm, FREE

COMICS—This week at the Portland Arts and Lectures series: groundbreaking cartoonist Chris Ware in conversation with designer Chip Kidd. If you aren't a season subscriber to the spendy series, your best bet is to queue up at the box office at 5:30 pm for a shot at day-of tickets. AH
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, $33