Have you seen Ira Glass's adorable little face? And have you seen his adorable little face really, really big on a great big screen? (The adorableness gets BIGGER.) Yes, this whole live-broadcast-radio-movie thing is slightly weird, but I can think of few things as reliably entertaining as This American Life. This show—"Return to the Scene of the Crime"—includes uniformly excellent performances from Mike Birbiglia, Starlee Kine, and Joss Whedon (singing!), and a show-stealing story about church and death by our own Dan Savage. (Alderwood 7, 3501 184th St SW, Lynnwood, www.fandango.com. 8 pm, $18.)

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