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Nick Offerman

He’s best known for portraying surly small-town alpha male Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, and his currently touring one-man show Full Bush consists of comedic songs and stories, but the “Events” page on Nick Offerman’s official website (offermanwoodshop.com) mostly lists dates for woodworking classes with names like “Stress-Free Glue-Ups and Clamping.” He’s not doing a bit, either: Offerman Woodshop is a functioning woodworking shop in East Los Angeles, and Offerman is an actual carpenter. His recently released book Good Clean Fun offers plans for building projects ranging from kazoos to bed frames, and other than the 2014 special American Ham, one of Offerman’s lengthiest starring performances is an instructional DVD on canoe making. (The other one is, seriously, a 45-minute video of him sitting in front of a crackling fireplace, drinking whiskey in total silence.) An author, comedian, award-winning actor and capable craftsman who knows when to keep his mouth shut and when to speak out — despite his characters’ often conservative tendencies, Offerman’s spent the latter part of this election cycle trolling Trump on Twitter — the longtime Mr. Megan Mullally is not only a renaissance man but maybe one of the best arguments going for the continued existence of the straight white male circa 2016. $36.50-$49.50, 8pm, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org. — Jeremy Martin

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