COMEDY—After more than a month of side-splitting hilarity, the time has come for a winner to be crowned in the Portland's Funniest Person Contest at Helium. Local comedy stalwarts Gabe Dinger, (occasional Mercury columnist) Bri Pruett, Curtis Cook, Anthony Lopez, and many more have been fighting their way up through the preliminaries. Find out who wins tonight when the 12 finalists battle it out—and may the funniest person win! WSH
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, 8 pm, $20-27

MUSIC—When your father is the famed pioneer of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti, you've got two realistic choices: get out of the family business altogether, or double down. Happily, Seun Kuti picked the latter. Since the age of 14, Seun's been at the helm of his dad's former band, Egypt 80, and you couldn't ask for a better venue than the Star to witness what he's picked up over the last 17 years. DVH
w/Cascadia '10; Star Theater, 13 NW 6th, 9 pm, $20