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Nightlife events around Boston this week

Chad Batka for The New York Times/file

Live laughs - TRACY MORGAN - You can see Morgan’s alter ego, Tracy Jordan, tonight on the season premiere of “30 Rock,’’ or you can catch one of Morgan’s two shows at the Wilbur Saturday night. But why choose? Jan. 14, 7 and 10 p.m. $49-$59. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,


DAVID BOWIE’S 65TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE SHOW Ziggy Stardust is a senior citizen. David Bowie celebrated his 65th birthday on Jan. 8, so the Middle East is throwing him a party. Those paying tribute include Preacher Roe, the Daily Pravda, and Niki Luparelli and the Gold Diggers. There’s also Bowie-themed burlesque by Machete and Thru the Keyhole Burlesque. Jan. 14, 9 p.m. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 18+ Middle East Upstairs. 617-864-3278,

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MAKE NOISE TO SAVE A LIFE DJ Joe Bermudez will be joined by Davis Ballard for a teen dance night to benefit Samaritans, a Boston-based organization that aims to prevent suicide and provide support to those who have been affected by it. Jan. 15, 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), Tickets: $10-$15, 16+. House of Blues. 888-693-2583.

RESCUE NITE 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION Newbury Street consignment shop Rescue is celebrating three years of its biweekly dance party, held every other Sunday at the Model Cafe. Rescue owners (and siblings) Jeralyn and Paul Mason will spin post-punk and New Wave tunes, plus “a lot of Morrissey and the Smiths.’’ Jan. 15, 10 p.m. Free. 21+. The Model Cafe. 617-254-9365,

WINTER WHITE PARTY The annual Winter White Party at Foxwoods nightclub Shrine will be hosted by Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas, who will even spend some time behind the turntables. Jan. 17, 9 p.m., free for ladies in white, on the guest list, or with a bracelet redeemed at Shrine. $10-$20 for men. $30 for anyone not in white. 21+. Shrine at MGM Grand at Foxwoods. 860-204-6366. For complete admission info and to RSVP visit


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DOUBLE TAKE! COMEDY SHOWCASE Local comics Andrew Mayer and Jono Zalay host this show, which asks comedians to perform in two formats: their standard stand-up act and a “mystery’’ format. Card tricks? Ballet? Who knows what they’ll choose. With Gary Petersen, Kate Ghiloni, and Nate Johnson. Jan. 13, 8 p.m. $20. Mottley’s Comedy Club. 877-548-3237,

MY DARK LOVE: AN IMPROVISED TEEN GOTHIC ROMANCE If you’re tired of “Twilight,’’ seeing ImprovBoston savage the saga might be particularly satisfying for you. Fridays through Feb. 17, they’ll improvise new tales of Bella and Edward in this parody. Jan. 13, 10 p.m. $16, $12 students. ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge. 617-576-1253,

DON GAVIN He’s been making people laugh in Boston longer than just about anyone, which is why he is often called the godfather of the local scene. Gavin’s quick delivery and sarcasm influenced a generation of Boston comics. Jan. 13-14, 8:30 p.m. $20. Nick’s Comedy Stop. 617-438-1068,

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