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NERDIST PODCAST LIVE Chris Hardwick followed his passions to jobs on G4TV's “Attack of the Show” and “Web Soup” and then turned them into the Nerdist franchise, which now includes 18 podcasts. Hardwick tapes the newest edition of the flagship Nerdist podcast at the Wilbur. May 4 at 7:30 p.m. $30. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, NICK A. ZAINO III


PENDULUM Despite some rumors earlier this year that Pendulum would be taking a break from touring, this drum and bass DJ collective will perform a set at the Middle East Downstairs during their world tour. May 3, 8 p.m. Tickets: $22.50. 18+. Middle East Downstairs. 617-492-9181, www.mideast

PARTY ON THE HARBOR It’s not officially summer until June, but we like to kick things off a bit early and welcome the warmer months with this annual party at the ICA. In addition to specialty cocktails and views of the water, there will also be dancing with music courtesy of DJ Kiss and DJ M.O.S. May 4, 9 p.m. Tickets: $100-$200 21+. Institute of Contemporary Art. 617-478-3100, www.icaboston .org


SHPONGLE PRESENTS THE MASQUERADE Synthesizers, world music, and even flutes come together to form the trance-like psychedelic sounds that can only be described as Shpongle. The UK duo will perform a DJ set at the House of Blues, where Oregon-based electronica DJ Phutureprimitive will open. May 4, 8 p.m. Tickets: $22.50-$35. 18+. House of Blues. 888-693-2583,

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PAPAGAYO’S CINCO DE MAYO FLASH MOB In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Mexican eatery and tequila bar Papagayo will host a flash mob somewhere close to the restaurant’s Summer Street location. Once you purchase a ticket for a specific time, you’ll get notified of the location an hour before it starts. Expect food, drinks, dancing, live mariachi music, and a DJ. May 5,
1 p.m., 5 p.m., or 9 p.m. Tickets: $30. 21+. 617-423-1000, For tickets, search event name at



DOM IRRERA AND LENNY CLARKE In 1988, young comics Irrera and Clarke got a big break in Rodney Dangerfield’s HBO stand-up special, “Nothin’ Goes Right,” along with Bill Hicks, Carol Liefer, Andrew Dice Clay, and Robert Schimmel. They’ll celebrate almost 25 years later at Giggles. May 4 at 8 p.m., May 5 at 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $27.50. Giggles Comedy Club, 517 Broadway (Route 1), Saugus. 781-233-9950,

JOE WONG The wry and witty Wong, who is becoming a regular on “Letterman,” opens this new location for Nick’s Comedy Stop in Cambridge. Lamont Price will also do a set, which makes two headliners for the price of one. Ryan Clauson opens. May 4-5 at 8 p.m. $16. Nick’s Comedy Stop Cambridge, 455 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. 617-438-1068,

HAPPY TRAILS: A SEND OFF TO MARY DOLAN Mary Dolan (played by Petey Gibson) has been the comic ringmaster for many a burlesque and variety show in Boston and will soon be heading out to Los Angeles to join the famed Groundlings comedy troupe. May 6, 8 p.m. $15-$35. Club Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. 617-496-8004,