MULANEY—SNL writer, occasional "Weekend Update" guest, and stand-up comedian John Mulaney is droll, affable, revealing, and—weirdly, for a comedian—incredibly likeable. He resembles a handsome baby, and he will make you laugh and laugh. AH
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, $15-25

MEMOIR + MALKMUS—Michael Heald's new memoir, Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension, is honest and biting with absolutely great stories about growing up as the awkwardest kid in the room. Celebrate the release tonight with members of Velella Velella, Point Juncture, WA, and more—who are performing Stephen Malkmus covers all night long. SM
Backspace, 115 NW 5th, 7:30 pm, FREE, all ages

WHAT'S IN A NAME?—The rippin' new 7-inch from And And And is inappropriately named No Party, as tonight's record release show will certainly be a party to remember. They've put together a stacked bill with some of Portland's finest and funnest, including Sun Angle, Minden, and a reunited the Shaky Hands. NL
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $6-8