CODY RIVERS, ONCE AND FOR ALL FOR ONE
Okay, now. I know we're all still thrilled as a tickled pickle—and ever so rightly so!—but if everyone could just stop gay-marrying their bongs for half a bloody second, please. There are certain fabulous things we must attend to! The first of these is the always ingenious, often athletic, and perfectly peculiar Cody Rivers Show. (It's been ages since we've been to the theater!) For 10 years, this unique and engaging sketch-comedy favorite has redefined the notions of both theater and weirdness with a certain laugh-your-face-off je ne sais quoi. If you've seen a Cody Rivers Show, you sais exactly quoi I'm talking about. If you haven't, well. THIS IS YOUR BIG CHANCE, isn't it? Don't screw it up! Annex Theater, 8 pm, $15, all ages.
GLITTER GLITTER BANG BANG
Tonight it is out of the theater and back onto the dance floor where we damn well belong, with Nicki Danger and Joey Veneziani, who are also known as Glitterbang. We haven't heard from Glitterbang for a spell, which is tragic, so if you've forgotten (as if), what they are is dark drizzly sex disco with electro pop edgings that make not dancing physically and psychologically impossible. With DJ Res, DJ Amateur Youth (who is really Lisa Orth), and DJ Porq (who is really Marcus Wilson). Really! Chop Suey, 9 pm, $10 suggested donation, 21+.
Oh, crap, now it's off the dance floor and back to the theater. (PSYCH!) But trust me, we go for the most compelling of all reasons: filthy, filthy PUPPETS! In capable hands, there's nothing more wonderfully perverse. The puppets of Avenue Q are quite notable for said wonderful perversion: The show has been a smash hit both on and off Broadway for ages. I'm sure you've probably heard of it. But here's the most important thing you need to know: The mad musical geniuses behind it were also responsible for Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, which is, of course, THE GREATEST FUCKING THING EVER, so that bodes well. Balagan at Erickson Theater, 8 pm, $25.