Boston-area nightlife

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‘High’ times

CULT 45 CD RELEASE It’ll be a good night for fans of local rock ’n’ roll when this hard-rock quartet celebrates the release of its first full-length recording, “On High.” Also on the bill are Slim Lizzy, White Dynomite, and a reunion appearance by Chelsea on Fire. Pictured: Cult 45 (from left) — Jeff Fultz, Bob Maloney, Tai Heatley, and Pepe Anzalone. Jan. 4, 8 p.m. $10. 21+. Radio, 379-381 Somerville Ave., Somerville. 617-764-0005,

Milva DiDomizio


MFA FIRST FRIDAYS Put some culture into your new year at this monthly event featuring fine art, music, signature cocktails, and tapas. Tunes for the January edition will be provided by DJ Holtie. Jan. 4, 6-9:30 p.m. Free with admission of $25. 21+. Museum of Fine Arts,
465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-267-9300,

RAUNCH When the midnight hour chimes, the actors at Improv Asylum let the raunch fly. They do their adult-only improv every Saturday. Jan. 5, midnight. $15 (free with tickets from the evening’s earlier shows, if seats available). Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover St., Boston.


DIRTY WATER FRIDAYS Nothing says “Oh, Boston you’re my home” like the Celtics. Celebrate the team and the city at a postgame party at the spacious Greatest Bar, featuring four levels of fun, fun, fun. Jan. 4, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Greatest Bar, 262 Friend St., Boston. 617-367-0544,



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KEN REID’S SECRET MENU Reid kicks off his new show, focusing on comedians telling stories rather than doing straight stand-up — the good stuff comics might not normally do. There will also be regular features where Reid interviews comics about an object they will auction off or about the contents of their yearbook. Jan. 3, 8 p.m. $8. The Comedy Studio, 1238 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-661-6507, www.thecomedystudio

PAUL NARDIZZI Nardizzi is an enterprising sort, and has applied his sarcastic wit to a series of books and a stand-up app for iPhones. He tops a strong bill at Kowloon with Mark Scalia and Matt D. Jan. 4 at 8:30 p.m., and Jan. 5 at
7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $20. Kowloon Komedy, 948 Broadway (Route 1 North),
Saugus. 781-484-6002, www.kowloon

BOB SEIBEL AND JOHN DAVID Lynn native Seibel’s business card reads “buffoon,” and the 71-year-old veteran comic performs with the energy of a newbie. He’ll be joined by another veteran Boston headliner, John David, with Joe Espi opening. Jan. 4 at 8:30 p.m., and Jan. 5 at 7:15 and 9:30 pm. $20. Giggles Comedy Club, 517 Broadway (Route 1),
Saugus. 781-233-9950, www.giggles

SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY E.B. James’s “Fifty Shades” trilogy of erotic novels gets sent up in this touring musical and improvisational comedy, which imagines author “E.B. Janet” indulging her fantasies in her writing over the course of a weekend. Jan. 7-11 at
7:30 p.m., and Jan. 12 at 7 and 10 p.m. $37.75-$47.75. The Wilbur Theatre.
866-448-7849, www.thewilbur