Ran­dom Acts

Song­writer and per­former Steve Poltz; Port Au­thor­ity Throw Down at Teatro Paraguas; co­me­dian Paula Pound­stone; pi­anist Gr­isha Krivche­nia

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When Paula Pound­stone has a gig, she likes to take a pic­ture of a chair back­stage and post it to Face­book with the cap­tion, “About to tell’em in .” She might be in Port­land or Bos­ton or Hous­ton. The chairs are rarely fancy and are some­times so sadly di­lap­i­dated that you have to laugh. Noth­ing seems to faze Pound­stone, who’s been on the road since the 1980s with a standup act that is more con­ver­sa­tion than mono­logue, wear­ing her sig­na­ture brightly col­ored, over­sized suits, spin­ning sto­ries about her fam­ily and shar­ing ob­ser­va­tions about life while ban­ter­ing with au­di­ence mem­bers. She’s also a fre­quent guest on the pop­u­lar NPR cur­rent events quiz show, Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me! Pound­stone will show her Face­book fol­low­ers the chairs back­stage at the Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter (211 W. San Fran­cisco St.) on Thurs­day, Feb. 4, and she’ll tell ’em at 7:30 p.m. Tick­ets, $ 36-$ 46, are avail­able at www.tick­etssantafe.org or by call­ing 505-988-1234. — J.L.

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