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The week ahead: Boston-area nightlife

Whitest kids U’ Know will be at the Wilbur Theatre March 23.

Whitest kids U’ Know will be at the Wilbur Theatre March 23.

The Kids are all right

WHITEST KIDS U’ KNOW The Kids ended their run on IFC in 2011, and they have their own solo careers (Trevor Moore’s album of musical comedy, “Drunk Texts to Myself,” will be out March 26), but they are back as a unit for this national tour. March 23, 9:45 p.m. $22.50. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilburtheatre.com

CLUBS & DANCE NIGHTS

EXCISION Here’s how his website describes the dubstep artist’s shows: “a virtual apocalypse of twisting and morphing sounds turn massive crowds into a frenzy, as virtual walls of bass are relentlessly impaled time and time again upon their fragile bodies and ears.” As if that wasn’t enough, The Execution Tour stops in Boston with its 28-foot-wide, 15-foot-tall video mapped animation and Excision inside a mechanical bunker, synching audio with video. March 22, 7 p.m. $27, $39.50. House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston. 888-693-2583, www.houseofblues.com

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THE RHYTHM JOINT Start out the weekend with a vintage night of R&B, soul, and rockabilly. The lineup includes Soulelujah DJS Claude Money, PJ Gray, and John Funke; Cultures of Soul DJs Deano Sounds and Freddie Rogers; and live dancing with the Five Dollar Shakes. March 22, 10 p.m. $5. 18+. T.T. the Bear’s , 10 Brookline St., Cambridge. www.culturesofsoul.com

BALKAN NIGHT If you’re looking to branch out when it comes to dancing, try this annual gathering of Balkan folkies featuring a five-hour folk dance party and more than 20 Balkan bands and choruses. Cultures represented include Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, and Turkey. No experience necessary; basic dances are taught. March 23, 7 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $18-$30. Friends of the
Performing Arts, 51 Walden St., Concord. www.balkanmusicnight.com

BLUESY TUESY Urbandictionary.com says “tuesy” means “To exclaim extreme emotion about any situation or event...” In the context of Bluesy Tuesy, it’s also short for the weekday of the
regular blues dance which features a one-hour lesson followed by dancing. March 26, 7:30-
8:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30-11 p.m. dancing. $5 each. Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St.,
Cambridge. www.bluesytuesy.com

COMEDY

WOMEN IN COMEDY FESTIVAL This year’s edition stuffs roughly 330 improvisers, stand-ups, storytellers, and musicians — including Rachel Dratch and Horatio Sanz at the Wilbur, Maria Bamford at the Brattle, and a “Moms” show at Nick’s — into nine venues over four days. March 21-24. Check website
for schedule. www.womenincomedyfestival.com

BOSTON COMEDY EXPLOSION Pembroke native Matt Devlin returns to host this monthly stand-up showcase, modeled after the one he runs in Los Angeles, featuring Rob Potylo, Brett McCabe, and Shane McHugh. March 21, 8 p.m. $10. Hennessy’s Hooley House, 25 Union St., Boston. 617-742-2121, www.hooleyhouse.com

DEMETRI MARTIN He can approach his audience from several directions — with straight stand-up, accompanying himself on guitar, or even with charts and images , but always through the same sedate, cerebral filter. March 22, 7:30 and 10 p.m. $37. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilburtheatre.com

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