Boston-area nightlife

Clubs & Dance Nights

INNER The first Saturday of the month means underground techno at Machine. This month features guest DJs Frankie Bones and Adam X from NYC. April 6, 10 p.m. $10. 21+. Machine, 1254 Boylston St., Boston. 617-536-1950,

GRiZ Grant Kwiecinski describes his approach to electronic music like this: “I don’t have fancy recording equipment, amazing speakers, crazy keyboards, complicated sample packs, proper studio time, cutting edge midi controllers, or outboard mixing gear. What I do have is an endless imagination of the future/now, unrelenting will, constant fascination, and a heart that has no capacity to stop loving and trying. This business — when you boil it down — is not about the machine, but about the man.” See the man at the Middle East. April 6, 8 p.m. $20-$23. 18+. Middle East Downstairs, 472-480 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 617-864-3278,

MICHAEL CALFAN His hit “Resurrection” made it to No. 1 on Beatport. The young French DJ and protege of Bob Sinclar visits Boston for a hot night of music and dancing. April 5, 10 p.m. $20, $30. 21+. The Estate, 1 Boyslton Place, Boston. 617-351-7000,


PIERCE FULTON A homie from New England, multi-instrumentalist Fulton started producing house music in 2009 and his star is rising quickly. April 6, 10 p.m. $15. 21+. Prime, 295 Franklin St., Boston.

Milva DiDomizio


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MAZ JOBRANI The Iranian-American comic proved his international appeal again with his January Showtime special, “I Come in Peace,” shot in Stockholm. He’s also working on funding for his film “Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero,” which would feature what he calls the first Middle Eastern hero in American cinema. April 5, 7:30 p.m. $29-$39. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

CREED BRATTON How many people watching “The Office” realize the creepy character Creed is actually former Grass Roots guitarist and singer Creed Bratton? If you look, there is a guitar next to his desk. He’ll explain his journey in this night of music and stories. April 6, 7 p.m. $28.50. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

JIMMY TINGLE: THE BATTLE FOR THE BOTTLE BILL Satirist Tingle headlines this show, sponsored by several environmental activist groups, to advocate the expansion of the bottle recycling bill. With music by Hornography and interviews with local politicians. April 6, 7 p.m. $15-$25. Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 781-646-4849,

VERMIN SUPREME’S “VOTE JESUS” The rabble-rousing Vermin Supreme has shown up in recent videos with Rob Potylo, who will be the musical guest at this screening of Supreme’s documentary about running for president — as two different candidates. April 7, 8 p.m. $10. The Middle East, 472 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 866-777-8932,

Nick A. Zaino III