The impression a Joey Arias performance leaves on your psyche is like the impression the sun makes on your eyeballs—blink all you want, it’s never going away. He crackles with dark electricity and sings like Billie Holiday and radiates enigmatic sexuality. Basically, it’s like he and Klaus Nomi were best friends and collaborators and lived together, which they were and did. Lightning Strikes is a new collaboration with fellow ’80s East Village art scene veteran Kristian Hoffman. And it’s the name of a Klaus Nomi song. (Re-bar, 1114 Howell St,, 8 pm, $20 adv/$25 DOS, 21+)