Upcoming nightlife events around Boston


NORMAN DORAY In 2011, the French DJ toured the UK as opening act for David Guetta. Doray’s current tour includes a stop at The Estate, where he’ll be spinning electronic dance hits for your dancing and listening pleasure. Dec. 7, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets: $20, $30. 21+. The Estate, 1 Boylston Place, Boston. 617-351-7000,

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Clubs & Dance Nights

SANTACON 2012 Try explaining this one to the kids — a bunch of Santas making merry all over the city. Men and women are invited to don their best St. Nick costumes and join a pub tour to celebrate the season. It gets underway in the Fenway area (bring a toy to Game On! to donate to Toys for Tots). Dec. 8, noon at Game On!, Cask ’n Flagon, Lansdowne Pub, Bleacher Bar. Continues into the wee hours, see website for full schedule. 21+.

PLAN B Chencho and Maldy make their Boston debut at the Wonderland Ballroom. The Puerto Rican reggaeton duo’s latest album is the 2010 “House of Pleasure,” featuring singles “Si No Le Contesto” and “Es Un Secreto.” Dec. 8, 8 p.m. Tickets from $35. Wonderland Ballroom, 1290 North Shore Road, Revere. 781-289-3080, www.wonderland-ballroom


DJ SHADOW According to Wikipedia, the hip-hop producer, whose given name is Josh Davis, owns more than 60,000 records. They’re tools of the trade for a musician renowned for his sampling expertise. His latest release is “Reconstructed,” a limited edition box set of his collected works. Dec. 9, 8 p.m. Tickets: $27, $25 advance. Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston. 617-338-7699, www.royale

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THE SEAN SULLIVAN SHOW Brutally funny and quick on his feet, Sullivan hosts this weekly showcase at the Studio. Former Boston comic Shane Mauss drops by this week, joining Mindi Fay, Marc Basch, Louie Berceli, Steve Cronin, Erika Kreutzinger, and Alingon Mitra. Dec. 6, 8 p.m. $8. Comedy Studio, 1238 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-661-6507,

JIMMIE WALKER In June, Walker released his memoir “Dyn-O-Mite!,” named for the catchphrase that made his character, J.J., famous on the landmark 1970s sitcom “Good Times.” Walker was a stand-up comedian first, and remains a working comic. Dec. 7, 8:30 p.m., and Dec. 8, 7:15 and 9:30 pm. $27.50. Giggles Comedy Club, 517 Broadway (Route 1), Saugus. 781-233-9950,

THE DAN BAND This parody band usually takes aim at pop songs like “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “Milkshake," but will focus on holiday songs, like the originals from the EP “Ho: A Dan Band Xmas,” for this show. Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. $25. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

ARTIE LANGE The former Howard Stern sidekick made his return to radio in 2011, paired with Danvers native Nick Di Paolo on satellite radio in “The Nick & Artie Show,” and he is readying his second memoir, “Crash and Burn,” the sequel to “Too Fat to Fish.” Dec. 8, 7 p.m. $39-$49. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

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