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The week ahead: Nightlife

Clubs & Dance Nights

DJ PREMIER VS. PETE ROCK: BATTLE OF CHAMPIONS Reap the musical benefits when trackmaster Premier and rapper/DJ/producer Rock duke it out. The night features Retrospek, Joey B & Tygastyle, J. Jordan The Architect, CFP the Band, and Choppa Dunks. July 18, 8 p.m. $30. Middle East Downstairs, 472-480 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 617-864-3278, www.mideastclub.com

POWER OF LOVE BOOZE CRUISE Sail away to the 1980s at a tribute to Huey Lewis and the News. Your retro afternoon on the water also features DJ Angie Donuts and Billy Joel cover band Heart Attack Ack Ack Ack Ack. July 21, boarding at 3:15 p.m., departure 4 p.m., return 7 p.m. $25. 21+. 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston. www.rockonconcerts.com

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SWEET SHOP Summer in the city couldn’t be sweeter at this edition of Sweet Shop with DJ Perseus and Matt McNeill downstairs, and DJ Brek spinning hip-hop, reggae, and party jams on the upper floor. July 20, 9:30 p.m. 21+. Good Life, 28 Kingston St., Boston. 617-451-2622, www.goodlifebar.com

JEFFREY TONNESEN Producer/DJ Tonnesen is at much at home spinning mixes for international fashion runways as he is working the turntables at a dance club. He’s in town for the latter, so put on your dancing shoes. July 20, 10 p.m.-
2 a.m. $20, $15 advance. 21+. The Estate, 1 Boylston Place, Boston. 617-351-7000, www.theestateboston.com

MILVA DIDOMIZIO

Comedy

RUDE BOYZ PRESENTS: COMEDY WEAPON 1 Lamont Price, one of the most consistently flat-out funny comedians in town, hosts this showcase of local talent, with Bethany Van Delft, Kyle Ploof, Taylor Connelly, Dan Miller, Erik Tynan, and Bigg Nez. July 18, 8 p.m. $12. Sweetwater Tavern, 3 Boylston Place, Boston. 617-351-2515, www.sweetwatercafeboston.com

BEANTOWN COMEDY RIOT 2013 The Beantown Comedy Vault at Remington's shut down in June after 26 years, but club owner Dick Doherty reemerges with Dick Doherty's Comedy Den at Howl at the Moon, starting with this stand-up comedy competition hosted by Jim Lauletta. July 18, 7:30 p.m. $15. Dick's Comedy Den at Howl at the Moon. 800-401-2221, www.dickdoherty.com

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BRIAN REGAN He may play the dumb guy in his act, but this comedy workhorse has built a broad appeal with some of the funniest, smartest writing in stand-up comedy. July 19, 8 p.m. $43-$63. Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 West Main St., Hyannis. 508-775-5630, www.melodytent.org. July 20, 8 p.m. $43-$63. South Shore Music Circus, 130 Sohier St., Cohasset. 781-383-9850, www.themusiccircus.org

THE COMEDY STUDIO Norwood native Dan Boulger delivers sarcasm with a smirk and a shrug. He tops a weekend bill that includes Niraj Shah, Jono Zalay, and Peter Bowers. July 19-20, 8 p.m. $12. The Comedy Studio, 1238 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-661-6507, www.thecomedystudio.com

NICK A. ZAINO III

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