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EVENTS

Upcoming nightlife events around Boston

In her new memoir, “Girl Walks into a Bar...,” Dratch writes about her time at “Saturday Night Live” and the life crisis that followed, and also about growing up in Lexington.

Mary Ellen Matthews

In her new memoir, “Girl Walks into a Bar...,” Dratch writes about her time at “Saturday Night Live” and the life crisis that followed, and also about growing up in Lexington.

CLUBS AND DANCE NIGHTS

CLUB CARIBE SALSA Every Thursday night at the Courtyard Marriott in Cambridge you can learn the salsa and other Latin dances while gazing out at the Charles River. Kick off the night with lessons starting at 8 p.m. before letting loose on the dance floor at 10 p.m. April 5, 8 p.m., all ages. Tickets: $12. Courtyard Marriott. 617-513-9841, salsaboston.com/caribe

BOSTON SWING CENTRAL 4TH ANNIVERSARY VINTAGE DRESS UP PARTY Every Friday night in Charlestown, rock step your way through an hourlong swing dance lesson before showing off your new moves. This Friday will feature music by the Beantown Swing Orchestra for Boston Swing Central’s annual party of vintage-minded guys and dolls. Lesson is included with admission. April 6, 8 p.m., Tickets: $15 general admission, $13 for students and seniors. Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland St., Charlestown. www.bostonswingcentral.org

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RJD2 Most may not know that RJD2 — born Ramble John Krohn — is the guy responsible for the opening theme to the wildly popular AMC drama “Mad Men.” On stage, the Philadelphia-based DJ, who has most recently collaborated with Aaron Livingston, blends hip-hop with instrumentals and vocals. Fresh Produce (DJs Tommee and Knife) will also perform. April 8, 7 p.m., 18+ Tickets: $18. Paradise Rock Club. 617-562-8800, www.thedise.com

CEDRIC GERVAIS A staple of both the Miami and Las Vegas club scenes, DJ and producer Cedric Gervais will be at Splash Ultra Lounge for the club’s ongoing Wednesday dance night with resident DJ Bamboora. April 11, 10 p.m., 21+ Tickets: $30. Splash Ultra Lounge.
617-426-6397,
www.splash-boston.com

NICOLE CAMMORATA

COMEDY

Funny girl

RACHEL DRATCH READING

In her new memoir, “Girl Walks into a Bar...,” Dratch writes about her time at “Saturday Night Live” and the life crisis that followed, and also about growing up in Lexington. April 10,
6 p.m. $5. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-566-6660, www.brooklinebooksmith .com


THE GAS PRESENTS GOOD FRIDAY PAROCHIAL COMEDY
Rob Crean and Ryan Shea host this stand-up celebration of Good Friday. With Al Park, Peter Bowers, James Creelman, Jimmy Anicet, Guitler Raphael, and John Baglio. April 6, 7:30 p.m. $5. Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Ave., Allston.
617-566-9014, www.greatscottboston.com

COREY RODRIGUES Boston lost another promising young comedian when Rodrigues moved to New York City, but we get to enjoy his raw, personable comedy again for a couple of days at Nick’s. With Ted Pettingell and Martez Jackson. April 6-7, 8:30 p.m. $20. Nick’s Comedy Stop. 617-438-1068, www.nickscomedy
stop.com

BLACK BOX COMEDY Laura Crawford hosts this stand-up and improv showcase. The first edition features Lillian DeVane, Tim Vargulish, Gary Petersen, and Don’t Tell Mimi. April 6, 10 p.m. $8. Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm St., Somerville. 617-628-9999, www.davissquare
theatre.com

NICK A. ZAINO III

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