Clubs & Dance Nights
BORGORE The Israeli DJ described his work in an interview with Spinner.com: “My music sounds like commercial American hip-hop and death metal being played through various farm animals.” He shares a night with DJ Carnage and Voltran. May 5, 10 p.m. $30. 21+. Prime, 295 Franklin St., Boston. www.facebook.com/nvconcepts
DIRTYPHONICS The French electronic music band is touring in support of their latest release, “Irreverence.” Besides the new record, they have a new stage show called “The Crown.” The night also features Le Castle Vania and Etc!Etc!
May 8, 7 p.m. $22.50-$27.50. 18+.
Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston. www.royaleboston.com
GATSBY SOCIAL Very soon, you’ll be able to see Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in a new movie version of “The Great Gatsby.” Get in the mood at this social featuring period cocktails (with St. George Gin), hors d’ouevres, and tunes from the jazz age. Dress for the era; there’ll be prizes for the best costumes. May 2, 6-9 p.m. Saloon, 255 Elm St., Somerville. 617-628-4444, www.saloon
CINCO DE MAYO PUB CRAWL It’s fiest time in Boston. Go bar to bar for tequila, sombreros, Coronas, and more. May 3,
5 p.m.-midnight. May 4, 3 p.m.-
midnight. May 5, noon-midnight.
Kitty O’Shea’s, 131 State St., Boston and other locations. See website for details. $5-$53.75. Faneuil Hall, Boston.
DOWNTON IB “Downton Abbey” is a carnival of comic possibilities — period costumes, English accents, and a rabid fan base likely to get any obscure reference this cast can jam into its interpretation of the popular TV drama. Fridays,
May 3-June 14, 10 p.m. $18. ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge.
HENRY PHILLIPS His career has taken him from short films to musicals to
documentaries, but his forte is writing serious-sounding acoustic music that is both twisted and funny. May 3, 9 p.m.;
May 4, 8 and 10:15 p.m. $20. Dick’s Beantown Comedy Vault. 800-401-2221, www.dickdoherty.com
MAX AMINI Iranian-American comic Amini often explores racial issues in his material, but mostly he comes off as a goof, riffing on his poor dancing ability or the dating and club scene in Los Angeles, where he lives. This stop is part of an international tour. May 4, 7 p.m. $20. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilburtheatre.com
PROFESSOR BLASTOFF LIVE Tig Notaro brings her podcast to town for a taping with her cohosts Kyle Dunnigan and David Hunstberger. Notaro’s 2012 “Live” album, in which she discussed her breast cancer, was heart-wrenching and hysterically funny, and she also has a gig writing for “Inside Amy Schumer.”
May 8, 7 p.m. $20. The Sinclair,
52 Church St., Cambridge. 866-448-7849, www.boweryboston.com
Nick A. Zaino III