The week ahead: Nightlife

Rich Marchewka

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STEVE LEMME & KEVIN HEFFERNAN The two Broken Lizard troupe members are now performing as a duo onstage and off. They released a stand-up special in March, started a podcast called “Chewin’ It With Kevin and Steve,” and have a weekly Web series, “The Adventures of Fatty & Tatty.” May 31, 7 p.m. $15. Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000,

Clubs & Dance Nights

THE PLAYGROUND Up and coming DJs get a chance to play at this monthly open deck night featuring graduates of the Mmmmaven Project. See what the future spins and get on the dance floor the first Tuesday of each month. June 4, 9 p.m. No cover. 6B Lounge, 6B Beacon St., Boston. 617-742-0306, www.6bloungeandrestaurant .com


MAKE ROOM FOR LOVE Registered nurse Lisa Conti started Make Room for Love after witnessing firsthand the devastation wrought by the Boston Marathon bombings. The organization presents a night of food, drink, music, and prizes to help with ongoing needs of bombing victims including surgeries, prosthetic devices, and home healthcare services. Among the prizes are autographed sports memorabilia, dinner at local restaurants, and weekend getaways. May 30, 7-11 p.m. $15. The Living Room, 101 Atlantic Ave., Boston. www.makeroom

AMERICAN CRAFT BEER FEST Two days, more than a hundred American brewers, and more than 500 craft beers. Beer up at the annual event presented by BeerAdvocate and Harpoon Brewery. May 31-June 1, 6-9:30 p.m. June 1, 1-4:30 p.m. $47.50. Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston.

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SLUMBER PARTY Put on your PJs but forget about sleeping. Instead, dance the night away with award-winning DJ Costa. The Boston-area artist has opened for Earth, Wind & Fire, and lent his talents to the MTV Video Music Awards and CBS Fashion Week. June 1, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 21+. The Estate, 1 Boylston Pl., Boston. 617-351-7000,

Milva DiDomizio


ME, MY SELFIE, AND I Directed by Jeremy Brothers, Improv Asylum’s main-stage show changes players, themes, and sketches every few months, but it’s one of the most consistently funny productions in Boston, and a new version is always cause for celebration. Thursdays, 8 p.m., $20. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $25. Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover St., Boston. 617-263-6887, www.improv

WOMEN OF COMEDY Kelly MacFarland tops this list of New England funnywomen, with “Queen of Irreverence” Jody Sloane, the deadpan Carolyn Plummer, Christine Hurley from “Nick at Nite’s Search for the Funniest Mom in America,” and New Hampshire staple Lauren Verge. May 30, 8 p.m. $20. Giggles Comedy Club, 517 Broadway (Route 1), Saugus. 781-233-9950,


KEVIN JAMES The former “King of Queens” star has spent a lot of time filming in the Boston area, including last year’s “Here Comes the Boom” and the upcoming “Grown Ups 2.” Here’s a chance to catch him in person, doing stand-up. May 31, 8 p.m. $43.75-$53.75. Orpheum Theater, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston. 800-745-3000, www.orpheum


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