The week ahead: Nightlife

Marc Gildas

Comic conversation

MARC MARON First show is stand-up, second show is a taping of Maron’s “WTF” podcast, which has made him a sensation. He’ll interview Boston comics past and present: Gary Gulman, DJ Hazard, Joe Wong, Rick Jenkins, Sue Costello, and Dan Crohn. Feb. 8, 7:30 and 10 p.m. $20-$25. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

Nick A. Zaino III


PROJECT CUPID CHARITY DATE AUCTION Where will the little cherub of love point his arrow? Find out when Boston bachelors and bachelorettes participate in this event to raise money for pediatric leukemia research. Feb. 9, 6-10 p.m. $20. The Estate, 1 Boylston Place.

BOURBON STREET BLOWOUT Young professionals ages 21-39 are invited to celebrate Mardi Gras at a pub crawl of Faneuil Hall. Dress up, enjoy specialty drinks and eats, and don’t forget the beads. Feb. 9, 2-8 p.m. (registration 12:30-2 p.m.) $20. Faneuil Hall (starting location Bell in Hand, 45-55 Union St.). 781-444-7771, www.bostonevent


ROGUE BURLESQUE In “Film Strip!” Ms. Sassypants, Busty Keaton, Brandy Wine, and others offer a naughty sendup of Oscar season. We’re told the acts will include vengeful starlets, dueling martial artists, and beauty-obsessed Hobbits. Special guests include Black Cat Burlesque’s Devilicia (Feb. 10) and Francine “The Lucid Dream” (Feb. 17). Feb. 10 and 17, 8 p.m. $20-$25, $15-$20 advance. Club Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. www.americanrepertory

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ANNUAL MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION It’s that time again, and the Beehive is ready to let the good times roll. Traditional jazz will be provided by BT New Orleans 2nd Line Brass Band, Cajun-inspired specials will be served, and beads will be provided. Feb. 12, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Music
8 p.m.-midnight. No cover. The Beehive, 541 Tremont St. 617-423-0069,

Milva DiDomizio


BGLOW’S COMEDY SHOW BGlow (a.k.a. Brian Glowacki) comes up from Nantucket to host this showcase, a mix of veterans and new faces, with Sean Sullivan, Joe Paragona, Kristin Seltman, Josh Poirier, Steve Halligan, and Bryan Sobolewski. Feb. 7, 8:30 p.m. $20. Nick’s Comedy Stop. 617-438-1068,

A good chance to get to know young, local talent for free. Hosted by Shawn Armistead, with guest geek comedy guru Kevin Harrington, the show features Andrew Durso, Nick Ortolani, Rich Karski, Jimmy Anicet, Jake McDowell, Matt Chaves, Rohan Padhye, and Justin P. Drew. Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Free. Arts at the Armory Café, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. 617-718-2191, www.arts

THE COMEDY STUDIO Mehran has been hosting burlesque shows more often than playing comedy clubs lately. He’s back at the Studio with this showcase featuring Shawn Carter, Tawanda Gona, Shea Spillane, and more. Feb. 10, 8 p.m. $10. Comedy Studio, 1238 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-661-6507,