The competition between individualism and groupthink is in play throughout American history, and today that friction is as ripe for exploration as ever. In "Antihero," his first evening-length performance in more than a year, Twin Cities experimentalist Jaime Carrera, no stranger to challenging societal norms, explores the relationship between the two extremes, paying tribute to individualism. He marks his return to the stage alongside experimental dancers Jennifer Arave and Kimberly Lesik in a performance that combines dense choreography, a minimalist presentation and Carrera's signature blend of satirical humor and righteous outrage. (8 p.m. Sat. Free. Made Here pop-up gallery, 319 1st Av. N., Mpls.) Jahna Peloquin


Alingon Mitra

Comedian Alingon Mitra is living proof that the "nice guys finish last" maxim is wrong. The 27-year-old from Worcester, Mass., not only won the 2013 Boston Comedy Festival Contest, he divided his $10,000 prize between One Fund Boston — a charity for victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings — and 95 other contest competitors. Mitra is a veteran of NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and has appeared on "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson." He initially caught the stand-up bug while watching Comedy Central in middle school; he later went on to graduate from Harvard, where he wrote for the prestigious Harvard Lampoon humor publication. Comic Randy Liedtke will join him at Acme through Saturday. Read an interview with Mitra at (8 p.m. Thu.; 8 & 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $18. 18 & older. Acme Comedy Co., 708 N. 1st St., Mpls. 612-338-6393 or Erica Rivera