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May 27, 2010

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CLUBS & DANCE NIGHTS

SILENT DISCO The only way to hear the house and electro music local DJ/VJ Joshua Carl will be spinning tonight? Slip on the provided wireless headphones and get down. (To the curious onlooker, it would appear that the masses were dancing sans tunes.) Wear your boogie shoes and expect the party to spill out onto the patio. 21+. 10 p.m. May 27. $5. OM. 617-576-2800, www.silentstorm.me

ROCK THE MIC PARTY If you think you have the vocal chops to be the next Crystal Bowersox or Lee DeWyze, sign up for this 10-week “American Idol’’-style singing competition. The action starts tonight, and weekly winners will advance to the finals on July 29 — grand prizes include $2,500 and Bristol Recording & Voice Studios services. Boosters and hecklers also welcome. Register at www.bristolstudios.com. 21+. 8 p.m. May 27. No cover. Splash Ultra Lounge. 617-426-6397, www.splash150kneeland.com

REGGAE FEST The gang’s all here for this KRucial Reggae romp: Skiffy Ruglass, Jem-i Thompson, Sandra-D, and other artists will sing along with the Dub Station Band. DJ Ceez will also spin before, between, and after the live sets. We can’t think of a better way to kick off the summer. 21+. 10 p.m. May 29. $12, $9.99 in advance. Johnny D’s. 617-776-2004, www.brownpapertickets.com

DISCO MURDER BALL KIT Providence-based DJs Ed:E Armand and Jack McDevitt — a.k.a. Disco Ball Murder Kit — are fueled by “steak and porno,’’ according to the guys’ Facebook page. Hey, whatever floats your boat. The carnivorous duo will spin house and techno music alongside local DJ Joe Mama Saturday night. 21+. 10:30 p.m. May 29. $25, $20 with RSVP to info@kingsizeboston.Underbar. 617-292-0080, www.underbaronline.com

MOJITO MONDAY You might want to do some wrist exercises before this weekly mojito-making class — muddling mint requires skill and stamina. Learn about the history of the cocktail and how to make one. Admission includes two drinks, appetizers, a take-home muddler, and recipes. OK, we’ve got the melon mojito, now all we need is a straw, sunscreen, and two tickets to paradise. Reservations required. 21+. 6-7 p.m. May 31. $35. RumBa. 617-217-5148, www.intercontinentalboston.com COURTNEY HOLLANDS

COMEDY

JIM LAULETTA Lauletta was sidelined for a while with injuries to both of his arms (hard to do stand-up when you can’t raise a mike). Welcome him back this week end with Dan Hirshon, who’s back up from New York, and Ahmed Bharoocha. 9 p.m. May 28-29. $20. Dick’s Beantown Comedy Vault. 800-401-2221, www.dickdoherty.com

LENNY CLARKE Clarke has been playing his brother Mike’s club frequently the past few months, but he’ll be out on the road with the “Rescue Me Comedy Tour’’ with Denis Leary for the next month. 8:30 p.m. May 28. 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. May 29. $27.50. Giggles Comedy Club, 517 Broadway, Saugus. 781-233-9950, www.gigglescomedy.com

JIM FLORENTINE Florentine, best known for his “Crank Yankers’’ characters, is busier than ever these days, cohosting “That Metal Show’’ on VH1 and appearing in this summer’s “A Little Help’’ with Jenna Fischer. But the best place to see him is onstage in all his uncensored, misanthropic glory. 7 p.m. May 29. $20-$25. Comedy Connection, Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilburtheatre.com

MIDDLESEX COMEDY NIGHT A bunch of great young comics, including Dan Boulger, Chris Fleming, Bethany Van Delft, Ken Reid, and Lamont Price, will be performing as a send-off to scene staple Lucas Lewis of Anderson Comedy, who is moving to Connecticut. 7 p.m. June 2. $5. Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-868-6739, www.middlesexlounge.us

NICK A. ZAINO III