—In between Hollywood gigs, Aziz Ansari keeps his stand-up muscles from atrophying with tours like the new Modern Romance, in which he dissects love and friendship in the era of "friend" hiding and text breakups. Also among his many charms: Dude almost always comes onstage correct, in a suit. MS
Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, Wed & Fri 7 pm, $46.50, all ages

FILM—Before it became a joke, MTV revolutionized music and culture, bringing about a new art form—music videos—that profoundly changed music, film, TV, advertising, and... well, everything. Tonight, Video Time Machine travels back to MTV's first year—1981—and with "Betamax recordings in excellent condition," pumps 90 minutes of pure '80s awesomeness right into your eyeballs and eardrums. EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $8