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    Upcoming nightlife events around Boston


    RUSKO English dubstep DJ and record producer Rusko (whose real name is Christopher Mercer, in case you were curious) will play an 18+ show at the House of Blues. Sigma will open. May 10, 8 p.m. Tickets: $25-$35. 18+. House of Blues, 888-693-2583, www.houseof

    DISCO POTENTIAL WITH KEVIN CHURCH Tiny though it may be, River Gods packs in the entertainment, with DJs perched on high seven nights a week. On Friday, catch Kevin Church spinning disco, synth pop, and more. May 11, 9 p.m. Free. 21+. River Gods. 617-576-1881,

    MIND CONTROL Frequent collaborators Richie Santana and Peter Bailey are once again joining forces to form Mind Control for a show at Underbar, where they will piggyback on each other track-for-track spinning house and techno remixes. DJ Vic Angelo will open the set. May 12, 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $15-$25. 21+. Underbar 617-292-0080,


    SPIN THE BOTTLE Every Monday night at signless Central Square outpost Brick and Mortar features a different DJ and a host of special craft cocktails just for the occasion. We’re told one of these days they’ll have a spinner so patrons can leave their drink choice up to fate (thus the name “Spin the Bottle”). Some nights the drinks and song choices are themed. On the decks this Monday will be man about town Tom Kielty, who we’re told will play “whatever he feels like.” May 14, 9:30 p.m. 21+. Brick and Mortar. 617-491-0016,


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    ARIES SPEARS During eight seasons on “MADtv,” Spears showed a proclivity for a wide range of impressions, many of which have made it into his stand-up act. Onstage, Spears gets to let loose with them a bit more, giving you a spicier version of Arnold Schwarzenegger or a shockingly good Paul Mooney. May 11,
    7:30 p.m. $25. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilbur

    JON FISCH Newton native Fisch made his “Letterman” debut in January and managed to make “Celebrity Apprentice” enjoyable for a couple of minutes last year (no easy feat). He’s matched well with Josh Gondelman, who is also on the bill. May 11-12, 8 p.m. $16. Nick's Comedy Stop Cambridge, 455 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. 617-438-1068,

    TRIALS OF LOVE This weekly show of comic couples therapy will feature advice on breaking the ice for both men and women from special guest Susan Baxter from Hire a Boston WingWoman, a service that helps men meet women. May 12, 8:30 p.m. $20. Charles Playhouse Lounge, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. 617-426-6912, NICK A. ZAINO III

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    SHARE A LAUGH BENEFIT Anyone who missed Wendy Liebman’s great set at the Women in Comedy Festival in March gets a second chance to see her headlining this benefit for Community Works, along with Jimmy Tingle, Bethany Van Delft, Josh Gondelman, and Matt D. May 10, 7:30 p.m. $30. Somerville Theatre, Somerville. 617-625-5700, NICK A. ZAINO III