Clubs & Dance Nights
BLACK AND WHITE BALL Put on your best black, white, and red duds for the annual party honoring Willie Sanchez, otherwise known as DJ Chubby Chub. The luxury bash spread over three ballrooms features hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing, and guest DJs Pup Dawg, Jack Frost, and Big.
Nov. 3, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets: $40-$65. Proceeds to Life and Let Live Project. Sheraton Boston, 39 Dalton St., Boston. www.blackandwhiteball
SONAR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR Barcelona is home to
Sónar, the cutting edge electronic music festival. The tour features Die Antwoord, Azari & III, Seth Troxler, Paul Kalkbrenner, Tiga, and Nic Fanciulli presenting a blend of live performance and DJ sets. Nov. 4,
7 p.m. Tickets: $27-$29.50. House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston. 888-693-2583, www.houseof blues.com
ARTY This young trance DJ that hails from Russia released his first EP, “Vanilla Sky,” in 2009 at the tender age of 19. Since then he’s made DJ Magazine’s list of Top 100 DJs twice. Nov. 7, 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $30. 21+. Estate, 1 Boylston Place, Boston. 617-351-7000, www.theestate boston.com
ELECTION SHOW There might be more grassroots democracy going on at ImprovBoston than in Tuesday’s election. The audience gets to decide the course of the candidates’ campaigns, down to the slogans, in this tribute to the political rat race. Nov. 2-6. $18, $14 students. ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge. 617-576-1253, www.improvboston.com
JAY MOHR When he’s not touring as a stand-up, Mohr puts his own stamp on the comedian podcast with “Mohr Stories,” which recently reached the 100-episode mark with his Rufus Wainwright interview. Nov. 2, 9:45 p.m. $30-$35. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilburtheatre.com
JOHN HODGMAN Now that Hodgman has finished cataloging all of human knowledge in his books, he has more time to be out on the road and sharing it in person, with longtime friend and nerd rocker, Jonathan Coulton. Nov. 3, 7 p.m. $27. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilbur
CHICO WILL Jonathon Gates hosts the weekly Black Comedy Explosion, featuring a mix of local comics and headliners from other cities. This week, he has Will (a.k.a. Chico the Comedian) from Washington, D.C.
Nov. 7, 9 p.m. $10 before 9 p.m., $15 after 9 p.m. Slade’s Bar and Grill, 958 Tremont St., Roxbury. 617-442-4600, www.slades
Nick A. Zaino III
Ski season kickoff
BSSC BLIZZARD The season for winter sports is fast approaching. Celebrate that fact at the Boston Ski & Sports Club’s annual Ski Season Kickoff Party. Sue Brady of Mix 104.1 and the Mountain Report’s Earle Pitt host the event which features snow bars, hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, dancing, ski exhibitors, and lots of giveaways. Nov. 7, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets: $15-$20. Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston.