Clubs & dance nights
BLIZZARD It was a warm October, but believe us, winter is coming. The Boston Ski & Sports Club kicks off the ski season with a party featuring a screening of the ski flick “Sculpted in Time.” The festivities also include goody bags, swag, snow bars, drink specials, and music by DJ OBie. Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m. $15-$20. Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston. www.bssc.com
THIRST BOSTON Andrew Deitz, Brandy Rand, and Maureen Hautaniemi produce the annual cocktail festival featuring parties, pop-ups, tastings, and seminars. At the opening night gala (“The Thing”), sip shaken, stirred, and other libations prepared by Boston’s best mixologists. Nov. 7, 8 p.m.-midnight. $95. Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston. Other events through Nov. 10. www.thirstboston.com
MINNESOTA Producer and DJ Christian Bauhofer is traversing the country on the Mind Machine Tour. He visits Boston for a late-night show with G Jones. Nov. 8, 11 p.m. $16-$20. Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Ave., Boston. www.crossroadspresents.com
FRIEND ZONE TOUR Candyland, the dance music duo made up of Santa Barbara natives Ethan and Josie, plays Boston with another duo, the Colorado-based Breathe Carolina featuring Kyle Even and David Schmitt. Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. $25-$35. Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. www.thewilbur.comMilva DiDomizio
BOSTON COMEDY FESTIVAL This homegrown comedy festival turns 15 with headlining shows starring Todd Barry and Ron Funches Friday and Saturday at the Davis Square Theatre, and Lenny Clarke Monday at the Burren, as well as the annual stand-up competition and a host of other events. Nov. 7-15. Various venues and times. See www.bostoncomedyfestival.com for the full schedule.
TIG NOTARO Generally offbeat and inventive, Notaro turned in an achingly raw performance at LA’s Largo in 2012 addressing her breast cancer diagnosis, which became her Grammy-nominated album “Live”(as in “to live”). Nov. 8, 7 p.m. $25. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilbur.com
COMICS COME HOME Denis Leary hosts the 20th edition of this benefit for the Cam Neely Foundation with an all-star cast, including Jimmy Fallon, Marc Maron, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr, Lenny Clarke, Robert Kelly, Tony V, and Joe Yannetty.
Nov. 8, 8 p.m. $20-$150. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston. 866-448-7849, www.camneelyfoundation.org
SARA SCHAEFER The Virginia native has a diverse resume that includes cohosting “Nikki & Sara Live” on MTV, blogging for “Light Night With Jimmy Fallon” and VH1’s “Best Week Ever.” With Brooke Van Poppelen. Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. $10. Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston. 617-725-2844, www.laughboston.com
NICK OFFERMAN: FULL BUSH The “Parks & Recreation” star follows up the comic wisdom of his one-man show “American Ham” with this new endorsement for letting your natural self show in all its glory. Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. $35-$49. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilbur.com
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