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    The week ahead: Nightlife

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    DJ BENZI The DJ who was born and raised in Michigan now has an international career, collaborating and performing alongside artists including Clipse, Kanye West, LMFAO, and Gym Class Heroes. His latest single is “This Is Paradise.” June 22, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $20, $15 advance. The Estate, 1 Boylston Pl., Boston. 617-351-7000,

    Milva DiDomizio


    QUEBEC NATIONAL DAY A Québécois celebration features special cocktails including Caribou de Ville (red wine, American Honey Wild Turkey, and maple syrup on the rocks with a cinnamon stick) and the Quebec Urbain (Svedka Clementie, blood orange juice, muddled fresh mint). Pair those with smoked trout cakes, Quebec style lobster spaghetti, and other cuisine from the region. Music will be provided by singer-songwriters Isabelle Cyr and Yves Marchand. June 24, 5 p.m.-1 a.m. (music 8 p.m.-midnight). No cover. The Beehive, 541 Tremont St., Boston. 617-423-0069,

    DADA LIFE “Rolling Stones T-Shirt” and “Happy Violence” are among the hits by the Swedish electronic duo of Olle Corneer and Stefan Engblom. Dzeko & Torres are also on the bill. June 23, 8 p.m. doors. $30. 21+. Ocean Club at Marina Bay, 333 Victory Rd., Quincy. 617-689-0600,


    SUMMER, SALSA & SANGRIA Hot salsa and cool sangria sounds like a perfect summer combo. Salsa lessons will be provided, as will a mixology class on making a sex on the beach cocktail. The event is sponsored by the International Student Association. June 21, 9 p.m. doors. Salsa lesson 9:15 p.m. Mixology session 10:15 p.m. $15. Mojitos, 48 Winter St., Boston.

    Milva DiDomizio


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    HAL SPARKS The former “Queer as Folk” star is coming to town under the banner of Bill Blumenreich and Boston Pride. Sparks addresses social issues onstage, but he’s more political offstage on his “HalSparksLive” online talk show. June 20,
    8:30 p.m. $22. Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, 17 Holland St., Somerville. 617-776-2004,

    DYLAN MORAN Irish comic Dylan Moran endeared himself to audiences in supporting roles in “Shaun of the Dead” and “Run Fatboy Run,” but the curmudgeonly bookshop owner in the British series “Black Books” more closely matches his comedic personality. This will be his first solo show in Boston. June 21, 7:30 p.m. $29-$35. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

    PINK COLLAR COMEDY TOUR Former Bostonian Erin Judge shares this eclectic bill with fellow New York City-based comedians: the goofy and affable Abbi Crutchfield, more narrative-based Carrie Gravenson, and Pink Collar Tour founder Kaytlin Bailey, whose act addresses politics and the post-college hangover. June 21, 7:30 p.m. $5. Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Ave., Allston. 617-566-9014,

    LEGENDS OF BOSTON COMEDY Lenny Clarke, Steve Sweeney, Don Gavin, and Tony V are part of a generation of comedians who in 1980s Boston established one of the best comedy scenes in the country. A rare show presenting all four in Boston proper. June 22, 8 p.m. $28.75-$48.75. Citi Shubert Theatre, 270 Tremont St. 617-482-9393,