COMEDY—Comedian TJ Miller is one of the best parts of Mike Judge's great HBO series Silicon Valley—and he did an amazing job getting melted into molten lava in Michael Bay's Trans4mers: Dinopocalypse. This weekend he comes to Portland, both with his stand-up and to do a live taping of his podcast Cashing In. EH
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, comedy Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, $20-32; podcast taping Sat 4:20 pm, $15-20

BOOKS—Saucy literary org the Newer York has been producing their Literary Madhouse shows around the country for a while now, in New York and LA—and now they've finally deigned to bring their antics to Portland. The Literary Madhouse's innovative take on the stodgy book-event institution promises games, naked readings, videos, and "slideshow acts of all kinds." AH
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington, 7 pm, FREE, 18+