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Nightlife: the week ahead

Joanie Jassett

Pluck of the Irish THE IRISH COMEDY TOUR Some comedy with Irish roots for St. Patty’s Day, and also local roots. Joey Carroll and Mike McCarthy are Medford natives, and Derrick Keane moved from Dublin to Marshfield. Rounding out the bill is Detroit’s Derek Richards. Pictured (from left): Keane, McCarthy, Richards, and Carroll. March 17, 7:30 p.m. $25-$50. Showcase Live, 23 Patriot Place, Foxborough. 508-543-0609, www.showcaselive.com NICK A. ZAINO III

CLUBS & DANCE NIGHTS

GOORIN BROS. ANNIVERSARY PARTY The hatmakers at Goorin Bros. are celebrating a year of business in Boston with an anniversary party at their Newbury Street location. Entertainment will include live music by jazz duo Devin Foster and Leon Colter and there will also be cocktails from Ipswich-based distillery Privateer Rum. March 15, 6 p.m. 21+ Free. Goorin Bros. 130 Newbury St. 617-247-4287, www.goorin.com/hat-shops/newbury

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O’BAMA ST. PATRICK’S DAY DANCE PARTY Gen44, a fund-raising committee for President Barack Obama’s reelection, is hosting a dance night at the North Star on Thursday. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the group is having a bit of fun with the commander in chief’s name, dubbing it a fund-raiser for “O’Bama.’’ March 15, 7 p.m. 21+ Tickets: $20. The North Star. 222 Friend St. 617-723-3222, www.barackobama.com/gen44

FULL TILT Ireland’s own DJ duo Timmy Gibson and Tommy Conway, who founded the Full Tilt record label in 2008, will perform at An Tua Nua on Friday at a St. Patrick’s Day dance party hosted by DanceNation Boston. There will also be appearances by DJs Peter Bailey, Anto B, Oran, Macca, and more. March 16, 9 p.m. 21+ Tickets: $20. An Tua Nua. 617-678-3747, www.antuanuabar.com

THE EMERALD BALL DJ Dance with Lance will be spinning an eclectic mix of tunes at the Hampshire House on Saturday. Music will range from Motown, soul, and classic rock to Top 40, ’80s guilty pleasures, and Latin beats at this party geared toward the over-30 crowd. March 17, 8 p.m. 21+ Tickets: $40. The Hampshire House. 617-227-9600, www.hampshirehouse.com

NICOLE CAMMORATA

COMEDY

THE COMEDY STUDIO A strong night of Studio regulars, including Kelly MacFarland, Maria Ciampa, Ken Reid, Andy Ofiesh (host of ImprovBoston’s “Naked Comedy Showcase’’), Niki Luparelli (of the Steamy Bohemians), and Matt Kona. March 16, 8 p.m. $12. Comedy Studio, 1238 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-661-6507, www.thecomedystudio.com

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THE IRISH COMEDY TOUR Some comedy with Irish roots for St. Patty’s Day, and also local roots. Joey Carroll and Mike McCarthy are Medford natives, and Derrick Keane moved from Dublin to Marshfield. Rounding out the bill is Detroit’s Derek Richards. March 17, 7:30 p.m. $25-$50. Showcase Live, 23 Patriot Place, Foxborough. 508-543-0609, www.showcaselive.com

WOMEN IN COMEDY FESTIVAL This is only the fourth edition of the WICF, but it is already consistently funny and innovative. Shows kick off Wednesday with stand-up at the Comedy Studio and sketch at the festival’s home base, ImprovBoston. March 21-25, various shows and times. www.womenincomedyfestival.com

STORYLIARS Comedians and storytellers address the theme of fantasy in Wednesday’s edition of this monthly show. One of them will be telling a big fat lie, and the audience gets to guess who. With Robin Gelfenbien, Guitler Raphael, Dawn Fraser, and Gary Petersen. March 21, 9 p.m. Free. Bella Luna & Milky Way Lounge, 284 Armory St., Jamaica Plain. 617-524-3740, www.milkywayjp.com

NICK A. ZAINO III

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