The week ahead: Nightlife events

Clubs & Dance Nights

GEM BRUNCH CLUB Boston DJs provide afternoon delight on Sundays in October. Listen to their music while enjoying brunch bites and specialty drinks. This weekend features DJ Costa (awarded best DJ in Boston at the Boston Nightlife Awards), and his protege Jesse Jess. For the last Sunday in October, Jesse Jess and Carlos Melange are at the tables. Oct. 20 and 27, doors open at noon. 21+. GEM, 42 Province St., Boston. 617-482-1213,

RL GRIME Beatport chose this electronic music up-and-comer as one of their 2013 Artists to Watch. He’s been rising fast since his April 2012 debut EP, “Grapes.” His latest EP, “High Beams,” has five tracks including “Cliq Cliq” featuring Salva. Oct. 17, 8 p.m.-midnight. $20-$30. 18+. Rumor, 100 Warrenton St., Boston.

UMEK Uroš Umek was 17 in 1993 when he became a DJ in his native country of Slovenia. The electronic music pioneer still maintains a busy schedule of touring and performing. He visits Bijou Fridays with Wil Trahan. Oct. 18, 10 p.m.-
2 a.m. $20. 21+. Bijou, 51 Stuart St., Boston. 617-357-4565,


EC TWINS Marc and Allister Blackham were born and raised in Manchester, England, but launched their career in house music in Edinburgh, Scotland, when they were still teenagers. Since their invasion of America the DJs have become hot commodities at major clubs and as producers and remixers. Oct. 18, 10 p.m. $15. 21+. Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston. 617-338-7699,

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SETH MEYERS The Red Sox fan and New Hampshire native is still helming the Weekend Update segment on “Saturday Night Live” until he has to start working on his version of “Late Night,” which he will inherit from Jimmy Fallon in 2014. Meanwhile, he’s been taking his stand-up act on the road. Oct. 17, 9:45 p.m. $39. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

JAMIE KILSTEIN The sometimes controversial political comedian and activist has made The Gas, Anderson Comedy’s Friday night showcase, his home away from home in Boston. He appears there for the fourth time in support of his new CD (out Oct. 22). Oct. 18, 7 p.m. $10 advance, $20 door. Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Ave., Allston. 617-566-9014,

JEFF ROSS Nicknamed the “Roastmaster General,” Comedy Central’s go-to guy for roasts like the recent James Franco free-for-all is fresh from taming crowds on the Oddball Festival tour and will “speed roast” audience members on his solo “Jeff Ross Roasts You” tour. Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. $26-$32. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,


DOUG STANHOPE The Worcester native is the rare comedian who can make a story about helping his mother commit suicide funny and even celebratory, as he does on his new album and special, “Beer Hall Putsch.” Oct. 19, 9:45 p.m. $26-$32. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,