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Upcoming nightlife events around Boston

Beau Greely

Down under achievers

THE PRESETS Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes hail all the way from the land down under. The Australian electronic music duo stops in our backyard to promote their fourth recording, “Pacifica.” Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Tickets: $20. House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston. 888-693-2583, www.houseofblues.com

CLUBS & DANCE NIGHTS

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE CRAZE If you can count to six, you can swing to six. Jim Spellman shows you how at a class demonstrating the moves behind six-count swing dancing. You’ll jive to classic big band sounds (think Benny Goodman) and neo-swing from bands like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. On Oct. 26, the Friday night series highlights disco, and a week later (Nov. 2) it’s Bollywood. Oct. 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets: $17. Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 42 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617-547-6789, ext. 1; www.ccae.org

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LOUISAHHH!!! This LA-based artist originally from New York City played real instruments before turning to turntables to make music. She’s one of three women performers sharing the bill at “An Electrogenice Experience: All White Attire.” The other two are D-Lux and SHEjDEE. Dress in white. Oct. 19,
9 p.m. Tickets: $15. 21+. Samba Bar, 508 Somerville Ave., Somerville. 617-718-9177, www.electrogenic.com

GEORGE ACOSTA The Cuban-born, Miami-raised artist who DJ Times named America’s best DJ in 2007 visits Underbar. Local up and comer Vic Angelo opens. Oct. 20, 10 p.m. Tickets: $15-$25. 21+. Underbar, 275 Tremont St., Boston. 617-292-0080, www.underbaronline.com

COMEDY

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC: THE ALPOCALYPSE TOUR Three decades after his first record deal, Weird Al is no less effective parodying the likes of Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga than when he started off with Joan Jett and the Knack. Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. 36.50-$50.50. North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. 978-232-7200, www.nsmt.org

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WYATT CENAC An outstanding “Daily Show” correspondent, Cenac was relaxed and charming in the film “Medicine for Melancholy,” qualities he brings to the stage as a stand-up comedian. He kicks off this monthly comedy series. Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. $25. Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, 17 Holland St., Somerville. 617-776-2004, www.johnnyds.com

BARRY TATTLE AND THE DAVID EHLE TRIO Character comic Chris Coxen’s alter ego Tattle goes all in with a live jazz trio replacing the usual boombox, and a killer lineup of comedians in Kelly MacFarland, Mike Whitman, and Peter Bowers. Oct. 19, 8 p.m. $5. Grandma’s Basement at Howard Johnson’s, 1271 Boylston St., Boston. 978-500-2490

‘Guy’ smiley

CHRIS ELLIOTT There are few facts in “The Guy Under the Sheets,” Elliott’s new “unauthorized autobiography,” but plenty of laughs. Local comic Rob Crean does an onstage interview with Elliott. Oct. 18, 6 p.m. $5. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-566-6660. www.brooklinebooksmith.com

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