GARY GULMAN Just as he did for his last CD, Peabody native Gulman has been dropping in on the local clubs to work on material for his new one-hour stand-up special, which he will tape at these two shows. May 24, 7 and 9:45 p.m. $25. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilburtheatre.com NICK A. ZAINO III
CLUBS & DANCE NIGHTS
NIKOS “NIVO” VOURLIOTIS This European house DJ is sort of a big deal back home in Greece, where he hosts his own late-night talk show and is the frontman for the Greek hip-hop group Goin’ Through. DJ Ted L will open for Nivo on Saturday, and DJ CK Pellegrini will be spinning in the side room. May 26, 10 p.m., $10-$20, 21+. Underbar. 617-292-0080, www.underbar
CRUISE AFRIQUE ALL WHITE AFFAIR As the saying goes, “no white until after Memorial Day.” So here’s a way to kick things off early. For the third year, Afrique Events is hosting this dance party aboard the Spirit of Boston, where guests are required to dress in their best summer whites. Enjoy cocktails, dancing, and four levels of entertainment as you cruise around Boston Harbor. May 26, 11 p.m., $40-$60, 21+. Spirit of Boston, 200 Seaport Blvd. 781-354-1580, www.cruiseafrique.com
“WE LOVE IT IN THE CAN” FEST Nantucket-based Cisco Brewers is throwing a party to celebrate the start of summer and the brewery’s new line of canned craft beer. Sample its Sankaty Light, Whale’s Tale, and more. The folks at Tavern on the Water have trucked in seven tons of sand to create their new Sand Bar,. May 30,
6 p.m.-8 p.m. $20, 21+. Tavern on the Water. 617-242-8040, www.tavernonthewater.com
JAMIE KILSTEIN AT THE GAS Cohost of the “Citizen Radio” podcast, Kilstein is handy with a political rant, for which he has earned praise from Noam Chomsky, Robin Williams, and “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead. Anderson Comedy brings him into its usual Friday night madness at “The Gas.” May 25, 7 p.m. $10. Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Ave., Allston.
IRA PROCTOR He puts everything he has into his performances, ranting about his own life to the point that the typical audience is laughing and also a little bit worried for him. Jono Zalay and Sean Sullivan share the bill. May 25-26,
8:30 p.m. $20. Nick’s Comedy Stop, Boston.
MYQ KAPLAN A frequent late-night guest, Kaplan has logged appearances with Letterman, Conan, and Craig Ferguson over the past year. His new CD, which he taped with Micah Sherman at ImprovBoston in December, is due out in September. Chris Pennie opens the shows this weekend. May 25, 9 p.m.; May 26, 8 and
10:15 p.m. $20. Dick’s Beantown Comedy Vault. 800-401-2221, www.dickdoherty.com