The week ahead: Nightlife


SHOWTEK Dutch brothers Wouter and Sjoerd Janssen released “Today Is Tomorrow” in 2007 and have been taking the electronic dance music world by storm ever since. More recently, they’ve pursued what they call “Crazy Collabs” including their project with Hardwell, “How We Do.” The bill also features Turkish-born Boston DJ Bamboora. March 17, 10 p.m. $30. 21+. Prime, 295 Franklin St., Boston.

AN EMERALD EVENING Green is beautiful, in nature and in jewels. Celebrate both kinds of treasures at an event to benefit the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. See designer wear, cosmetics, home décor, interiors, and jewelry presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, design expert Taniya Nayak and the Boston Design Center, and Long’s Jewelers. While you peruse the opulence, enjoy emerald-inspired cocktails, hors d’ouevres, and music. March 14, 6-8 p.m. $50. Emerald Lounge, 200 Stuart St., Boston. 617-482-2626, www.emeraldultralounge

NEW ENGLAND REAL ALE EXHIBITION If you’re interested in cask-conditioned beer and cider, this weekend is for you. This four-day event features a wide selection of American and British varieties offered in a pub-like atmosphere. March 20-21, 6-10 p.m. March 22, 6-10:30 p.m. March 23, noon-4 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. $10-$17 admission per session, does not include beer. Somerville American Legion Hall Post 388, 163 Glen St., Somerville.


GREEN KEGS AND HAMMERED Maybe you’ll misquote Dr. Seuss, too, after a few stops on this St. Paddy’s Day Bar Crawl. Events include a kick-off party Friday night at Kitty O’Shea’s (131 State St.), the bar crawl on March 16-17, and Paddy Fest on Saturday night. March 15-17. $5-$30. 21+. See website for details.

Milva DiDomizio


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ROBERT KELLY The Medford native is basically a peach of a guy who comes on with a lot of bluster, and a happily married man who wrote the ultimate guide to infidelity, “Cheat,” with his friends Bill Burr and Joe DeRosa. March 15, 7:30 p.m. $25. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

STEPHEN LYNCH He has always had a sweet voice and musical chops, but with his latest album, “Lion,” Lynch has delivered a collection that succeeds as well musically as it does comically, with the help of producer Doug Lancio (who’s also worked with Steve Earle and John Hiatt). March 16, 7 p.m. $35. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

NEAL BRENNAN Comedy fans are probably more familiar with Brennan’s work as a writer than as a stand-up. He was Dave Chappelle’s main writing partner on “Chappelle’s Show” and the cult comedy “Half Baked.” This is a rare live Boston appearance. March 16, 8 p.m. $20. The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Cambridge. 800-745-3000,

JM RODNEY’S MEDICINE SHOW The loose theme for this show is “Billy Joel, Your River of Nightmares,” a premise host Ryan Douglass and master improviser Harry Gordon (playing Joel) will toy with throughout the evening. Stand-up from Louie Berceli, Mehran, and Dan Boulger. March 20, 7:30 p.m. Donation suggested. Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-868-6739,