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Upcoming nightlife events around Boston

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DOWN AND DERBY III On Thursday night the folks at the North Star will be pushing the tables and chairs out of the way to make room for this indoor roller skating party, complete with a four-turntable battle of ’80s and ’90s tunes between DJ Frank White and DJ Evaredy. There will also be limbo, dancing, specialty cocktails, and roller skates for rent. Aug. 2, 8 p.m. Tickets: $5-$10. 21+ The North Star, Boston. 617-723-3222, www.northstarboston.com

FIRST FRIDAYS: BRAZILIAN STREET PARTY The ICA is kicking off its “Os Gêmeos” exhibit of Brazilian street art with an outdoor dance party overlooking the water. Music will be supplied by DJs Pajaritos and Roger Dee, and there will be Caipirinhas, white sangria, and other specialty cocktails for the occasion. Aug. 3, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Tickets: $15. 21+ The Institute of Contemporary Art,
Boston. 617-478-3100, www.icaboston
.org

TANGO BY MOONLIGHT We just love that this event hosted by the Boston Tango Society is timed with each full moon of the summer. Something about bridges and moonlight and dancing under the stars just screams romance. Each session includes some instruction before dancing the night away. Aug. 4,
7:30 p.m. Free. Weeks Footbridge, Cambridge. 617-699-6246, www.boston
tango.org

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JASON SMITH New York-based DJ Jason Smith was initially drawn to hip-hop records when he first started spinning. In the years since, he’s expanded his repertoire to include everything from pop, R&B, and even a little Grateful Dead here and there. As he told Spinner in 2010, “I try to make sure that people have a good time.” Aug. 4, 10 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$20. 21+ The Estate, Boston. 617-351-7000, www.theestate
boston.com

Nicole Cammorata

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BILLY GARDELL Gardell, the Mike half of the hit CBS sitcom “Mike & Molly,” headlines this benefit for Right Turn, an organization that supports addiction recovery through creative expression. Boston comic Jack Lynch rounds out the bill. Aug. 3, 8 p.m. $25. Strand Theatre,
543 Columbia Road, Dorchester.
617-635-1403, www.strandboston.com

PAUL D’ANGELO D’Angelo has forged a special relationship with Giggles, having recorded two albums — “Welcome to Suck World” and “Santa Wants a Scotch” — at the club over the past two years. Aug. 3-4, 8:30 p.m. $20. Giggles Comedy Club, 517 Broadway (Route 1), Saugus. 781-233-9950, www.gigglescomedy.com

JON RINEMAN Emerson grad Rineman left the Boston comedy scene behind more than three years ago for New York City and a writing job with “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” but as an avid Sox and Celtics fan, his heart is still in Beantown. Aug. 3-4, 8 p.m. $16. Nick’s Comedy Stop Cambridge, 455 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-438-1068, www.nickscomedystop.com

COMEDY BANG! BANG! LIVE! IFC's new “Comedy Bang! Bang!” is part talk show, part sketch comedy, with celebrity guests contributing to the lunacy. Host Scott Aukerman brings the “Bang” to Boston with guests Tim Heidecker and James Adomian. Kurt Braunohler, star of IFC’s other new comedy show, “Bunk,” opens. Aug. 6, 7 p.m. $25. Royale Boston, 279 Tremont St., Boston. 866-448-7849, www.royaleboston.com

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