This new monthly showcase describes itself as a "combination of an awkward show-and-tell and an amazing variety show... like Ed Sullivan presiding over The Gong Show, or Donny & Marie produced by Andy Warhol at the height of the Factory." Hosted by King Mustache Emmett Montgomery and adorable wunderkind Barbara Holm, Weird and Awesome will attempt to live up to its name via a combination of standup, sketch, puppetry, storytelling, song-and-dance, dog-and-pony, singing dogs, dancing ponies, and whatever else blooms from the fertile soils of Emmett's mustache. (Annex Theatre, 1100 E Pike St, 728-0933, 7:30 pm, $10)