The week ahead: Nightlife

Westford Rotary Charitable Foundation and NVSA

Blues on tap

BLUES ’N’ BREWS FESTIVAL Gary Hoey headlines the music roster that also includes James Montgomery, Charlie A’Court, the Installers, and Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers. And music isn’t the only offering, so enjoy craft beer tastings, a wine tasting, barbecue, vendors, and kids events. Lawn chairs are welcome, coolers are not. Aug. 24 from noon-7 p.m. $30, $35 at the gate, $95 VIP, free under 12. Nashoba Valley Ski Area, 79 Powers Road, Westford. 978-692-3033.

June Wulff


Clubs & Dance Nights

REVOLUTION BARTENDERS Matt Reis, Bobby Shuttleworth, A.J. Soares, and Andrew Farrell take time out from their busy schedule as players for the New England Revolution to step behind the bar. All the tips for their cocktail mixing go straight to The One Fund Boston. Aug. 22, 6-8:30 p.m. Clerys, Columbus and Dartmouth St., Boston. 617-262-9874,


DJ MES In 2011, the Bay Area DJ celebrated the release of the 100th track of his Oakland-based label Guesthouse Music (it was “3000” by J Paul Getto). Mes brings his groove to Boston. Mike D opens. Aug. 23, 1-6 a.m. (Friday night-Saturday morning). $10, $20. Rise,
306 Stuart St., Boston. 617-423-7473,

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PHEROMONE PARTY You take a clean T-shirt, sleep in it for three nights, bag it, bring it, and start sniffing. If all goes well, your nose will find your true love, or at least a date. Aug. 27, 6-9 p.m. $10, $8 advance. 21+. Bell in Hand Tavern, 45 Union St., Boston. 617-227-2098,

THE AUTHENTIC LOUNGE Carl Eisman and Friends provide live soul, reggae, and hip-hop from 9 to 11 p.m., then the DJs take over for the after-party with reggae, hip-hop, R&B, and old school. Aug. 28, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. 21+. Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St., Jamaica Plain. 617-524-9038,

Milva DiDomizio



THE GAS PRESENTS AL PARK Park is a relative newcomer to stand-up comedy, having started just three years ago. But he’s sharp, and this show is a chance to see him stretch and do a longer set. Aug. 23, 7 p.m. $5. Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Ave., Allston. 617-566-9014,


COREY HOLCOMB The Chicago native got his big break on “Last Comic Standing,” but his true comic self isn’t network friendly. He has said that his show, often sexually explicit or downright mean, is not for the sensitive. Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m. $20. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

SEAN SULLIVAN AND FRIENDS Local comedy fans have been deprived of Sullivan’s presence since he had kids, but he fixes that with a show of friends that includes Ken Reid, Kelly MacFarland, Tim McIntire, Dan Boulger, Dave McDonough, Kate Ghiloni, Kofi, and Gary Petersen. Aug. 23, 9:30 p.m. $5. Grandma’s Basement at Howard Johnson Hotel, 1271 Boylston St., Boston. 617-267-8300

THE ADAM AND DR. DREW REUNION TOUR Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew Pinsky have renewed their working relationship, which started in 1995 with the “Loveline” radio show, taking it in on the road and starting the “The Adam & Dr. Drew Show” podcast. Aug. 24, 7 p.m. $29-$39. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

Nick A. Zaino III