I cannot say enough good things about comedic American hero Hari Kondabolu, whose new documentary The Problem with Apu finally broaches the subject of The Simpsons’ longstanding casual racism. Kondabolu’s jokes are unapologetically political and unafraid to call out racism and sexism. I mean, come on, he self-identifies as a killjoy. He is perfect. Go see him. MEGAN BURBANK
7 pm, 9:30 pm, Aladdin Theater, $20-25
Cold War Kids, Daysormay
If you've listened to any rock radio station since 2007, you have heard Cold War Kids' "Hang Me Up to Dry," with its simple yet exceedingly catchy guitar solo, clear-voiced lead singer, and biblical symbolism. CAMERON CROWELL
8 pm, Crystal Ballroom, $33, all ages
An evening of stand-up with a veteran comedian who was responsible for some of Bridgetown 2017's biggest laughs. Based in Los Angeles and raised in New York, Andy Kindler is a quintessential comedian's comedian, known for openly airing his grievances within the world of entertainment. You might also recognize from his recurring role on Everybody Loves Raymond, his numerous Late Show with David Letterman appearances, and from his voice work on Dr. Katz, Home Movies, and Bob's Burgers.
7:30 pm, Mississippi Studios, $13-15
Supersuckers, The Bellrays, Bombpops, Burn the Stage
Supersuckers shows are a good excuse to drink, flail, and forget about the grind of life. If that's not rock 'n' roll, I don't know what is. MARK LORE
9 pm, Dante's, $15
Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native, Barna Howard
An evening with the Kentucky-born cellist, composer, and singer/songwriter and his backing band, who mix elements folk, bluegrass, jazz, and R&B into their eclectic sound.
9 pm, Doug Fir, $14-16
It's a Tony Starlight Christmas!
If you like your holiday swinging with a dose of cocktails, check out It's a Tony Starlight Christmas, in which Portland's fave crooner is joined by a rat pack of talented singers to perform classic holiday hits (and comedy) in the style of Frank, Dino, Liza, Bing, and more. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
8 pm, The Tony Starlight Showroom, $30-75
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