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    Upcoming nightlife events around Boston

    Luzena Adams

    Stand-up stand-up

    KATHLEEN MADIGAN Cheerfully sarcastic and happily world-weary, Madigan is a comic’s comic — a favorite of Ron White and Lewis Black — who spends a lot of time on the road making audiences laugh. April 20, 7:30 p.m. $20-$30. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

    Clubs & Dance Nights

    BASSNECTAR Known for pulling samples from a wide range of genres and time periods, Bassnectar’s mixes also often include offbeat sound effects (think sirens) or clever snippets from TV commercials. VibeSquaD and Mr. Projectile will also perform. April 19, 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $31-$41. 18+. House of Blues. 888-693-2583,

    MODESELEKTOR Germany-based DJ duo Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary eschew labeling themselves as a particular genre, and we can see why: They’re not just one sound but many. Together since 1992, Modeselektor’s rhythms range from techno and electro to hip-hop and house, plus many in between. April 19, 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 in advance, $27 at the door. 18+. Royale Nightclub. 617-338-7699, www.royale

    BOB SINCLAR DJ Bob Sinclar has a certain Euro-does-disco influence in his tunes, which he often combines with uptempo whistling and vocals by reggae singer Gary Pine. The French-born record producer and DJ is perhaps best known for songs like “Love Generation,” with vocals by Pine, and “World, Hold On,” where Steve Edwards does the singing. April 19, 10 p.m. 21+. Gypsy Bar, 617-482-7799,


    LEGACY: THE SPRING CLASSIC This multisensory party, which happens four times a year, is kicking off spring with a night of music, art, videos, and dancing. Resident DJ Sterling Golden will play everything from hip-hop to house (and lots in between) while VJ Jay Medina supplies the visuals. There will also be art on display from Acoma Art Gallery and a live performance by You Can Be a
    Wesley. April 20, 9 p.m. Tickets: $10. 21+. Milky Way Lounge. 617-524-3740,


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    TRIALS OF LOVE Mike Dorval used to perform this show, solving real couples’ problems with comedy, at Mottley’s. Having found a new home for it, he will welcome former Mottley’s owner Tim McIntire to the bill for Saturday’s show. April 21, 8:30 p.m. $20. Charles Playhouse Lounge, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. 617-426-6912,

    YOU’RE WELCOME Evan Kaufman hosts the newest addition to Improv Asylum’s schedule, described by the IA folks as a comedy/variety show with up-and-coming acts, featuring “sketch, standup, music, bits, miracles, root beer, and special guests.” April 22, 8 p.m. $5. Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover St., Boston. 617-263-6887,

    GEEK WEEK Boston geeks have a lot to celebrate, starting Wednesday with the kickoff of the sixth edition of Geek Week at ImprovBoston. Five days of sketch, improv, stand-up, musical comedy, and storytelling, featuring sci-fi, superheroes, fantasy, and every theme a geek could want, all on the heels of this weekend’s Boston Comic Con. April 25-29. Various shows and times. ImprovBoston,
    40 Prospect St., Cambridge. 617-576-1253, www.improv