Critic’s Picks: Nightlife and comedy

Clubs & Dance Nights

FIREPOWER RELOADED TOUR Get your “Vitamin D” (you know it’s good for you) when dynamic dubstep artist Datsik hits town. “Vitamin D” is the title of Datsik’s debut album, and the Canadian producer is pulling out all the stops with a tour featuring the Vortex DJ performance booth, visual technology, and amped up audio.

Jan. 17, 8 p.m. doors. Tickets: $28-$33. 18+. Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston. 617-338-7699,

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE CRAZE If you’re looking to broaden your footwork palette, the Cambridge Center for Adult Education’s popular series lets you try out various styles of dance. Jim Spellman starts things off with an evening of swing.

Jan. 18, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets: $17. Additional dates Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 8, March 1. Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 42 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617-547-6789, ext. 1;

JEFFREY TONNESEN We’ll list a few highlights from DJ Tonnesen’s resume: residencies at top Manhattan clubs, performances with Madonna and Lady Gaga, and parties for Prada and Giorgio Armani.

Jan. 19, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets: $20, $15 advance. Estate, 1 Boylston Place, Boston. 617-351-7000,


BEER SUMMIT WINTER JUBILEE Warm up your belly at a celebration of winter brews featuring more than 200 beers from 60 plus breweries.

Jan. 18, 5:30-9 p.m. Jan. 19, 12:30-4 p.m. & 5:30-9 p.m. $42.50 per session. 21+. Park Plaza Castle, 130 Columbus Ave., Boston.

Milva DiDomizio


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HOW MEN THINK (OR DO THEY?) COMEDY TOUR Sean Sullivan hosts this glimpse into the male mind, complete with audience questions and a quiz or two with Tony Moschetto, Mike Cote, Mac Livingston, and Will Smalley.

Jan. 19, 7 p.m. $20-$40. Salvatore’s Riverwalk Function Facility, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. 978-291-0220,

TRACY MORGAN With production wrapped on “30 Rock,” Morgan is free to get back to his often outrageous stand-up comedy. He kicks off his Pardon My French tour in March, but Boston audiences don’t have to wait until then.

Jan. 19, 7:30 and 10 p.m. $45-$55. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

COMEDY WITH WINGS This monthly showcase of female comics features Beth Boucher, Erika Welch, Caite Eilenberg, Danielle Soto, Samaria Johnson, and Lauren Bancroft.

Jan. 20, 7 p.m. $12. Bella Luna Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory St., Boston. 617-293-8004,

Nick A. Zaino III