CLUBS & DANCE NIGHTS
CHRISTMAS CAVALCADE BENEFIT FOR THE HOMELESS The inimitable Chandler Travis gathers a gaggle of Boston area musicians to celebrate the season as only he can. The list of performers includes the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, Livingston Taylor, Jenny Dee and the Delinquents, Barrence Whitfield, Jennifer Kimball, Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, Bird Mancini, and Vance Gilbert. All proceeds go to the Somerville Homeless Coalition. Dec. 13, 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. Johnny D’s, 17 Holland Ave., Somerville. 617-776-2004, www.johnnyds.com
UGLY SWEATER PARTY Everybody has gotten at least one cheesy holiday sweater from a well-meaning relative. If you haven’t given yours to Goodwill, put it to good use at b Positive’s festive fete. The event features holiday libations, food, DJ, and prizes for the ugliest sweater. Proceeds to Yoga Reaches Out. Dec. 15, 8-11 p.m. Tickets: $20. Sweet Caroline’s, 1260 Boylston St., Boston. www.bpositive
AMERICAN OUTLAWS: BOSTON 2012 WINTER BALL Do you love the kind of football that involves dribbling, heading, and juggling the ball? Then join fellow fans at this winter celebration. Soccer aficionados will eat, drink, and dance to benefit America SCORES Boston, which helps inner city youth learn the game. Dec. 15, 7-11 p.m. Tickets: $35-$40. An Tua Nua, 835 Beacon St., Boston. www.aoboston
The NYC house music favorite returns to Underbar to rock the dance floor. Boston’s Wil Trahan opens, and Adriano plays in the side lounge. Dec. 15, 10:30 p.m. 21+. Underbar, 275 Tremont St., Boston. 617-292-0080, www.underbar
THE GIBSON/ANTONELLIS COMEDY HOUR: HOLIDAY EDITION Petey Gibson came back from LA to join Julee Antonellis for another edition of this show in September, but they have a much bigger venue and some all-new holiday material this time around. Dec. 13, 8 p.m. $15-$20. Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. 866-811-4111, www.cluboberon.com
THE COMEDY STUDIO It’s a weekend of killer comics at the Studio. Thursday through Saturday, the hosts are Sean Sullivan, Ken Reid, and Rick Jenkins, with appearances by Tony Moschetto, Lamont Price, Matt D., Nate Johnson, and, back from LA, Chris Walsh. Check the website for nightly lineups. Dec. 13-15, 8 p.m. $8-$12. Comedy Studio, 1238 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-661-6507, www.thecomedystudio.com
AMY SCHUMER The ribald comic is having a big year. Her first one-hour special, “Mostly Sexy Stuff,” debuted in August, and her sketch series, “Inside Amy Schumer,” got picked up by Comedy Central and premieres in the spring. Dec. 15, 7 and 9:45 p.m. $27-$32. Wilbur Theatre.
JM RODNEY’S MEDICINE SHOW: WAR ON CHRISTMAS Ryan Douglass hosts this homage to holiday hassles, with ace character comic Harry Gordon and a strong lineup including Dan Boulger, Ken Reid, Tim McIntire, and Lillian DeVane. Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation $5. Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge.
NICK A. ZAINO III