When Fred Armisen isn’t playing President Obama on Saturday Night Live, and when his good friend Carrie Brownstein (formerly of Sleater-Kinney) isn’t touring with her band, Wild Flag, the two are making fun of all things Portland (and hipsters, the ’90s, eco-friendly nut jobs, and, in general, eccentric weirdos we encounter every day) in their immensely popular sketch show, Portlandia. The television show on IFC started merely as a one-time episode deal and catapulted into a full-fledged series, which is now in its second season and is also a live stage show. Tonight, this dynamic duo will show off their musical chops by performing songs as some of their characters from Portlandia as well as present sneak peeks of the latest season and share personal anecdotes about the creation of and inspiration for the show.

Sat., Jan. 21, 9 p.m., 2012

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