The week ahead: Nightlife

Lisa Lampanelli.
Lisa Lampanelli.


LISA LAMPANELLI The self-described “Lovable Queen of Mean” has been more visible than ever these past two years, appearing on “Celebrity Apprentice” and CMT’s new animated series “Bounty Hunters,” and hosting her own monthly show on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM channel. Aug. 4, 8 p.m. $43.50-$63.50. Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 W. Main St., Hyannis. 508-775-5630,

Nick A. Zaino III


Clubs & Dance Nights

SWINGIN’ ON THE CHARLES Sunset, music, and dancing — can you say “magical”? Once a year, Boston Swing Central invites you to gather at the river for a summer night of outdoor swing dancing. Aug. 3, lesson 7-8 p.m., dancing 8-11 p.m. $15, $13 students and seniors. Rain date Aug. 17. Community Boating, banks of the Charles near the Hatch Shell, 21 David Mugar Way, Boston.


STEVE ANGELLO The Swedish house DJ talked about playing without headphones on Size TV recently: “It’s not that hard if you know your records.” Will he or won’t he use them this weekend in Quincy? Head to the Ocean Club to find out. Aug. 2, 8 p.m. doors. $35. 21+. Ocean Club at Marina Bay, 333 Victory Road, Quincy. 617-689-0600,

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FIRST FRIDAY LATIN STYLE If you like your dance nights hot (as in salsa), head south of Boston to this monthly event. DJ Michael Mercado spins Latin beats and old school mixes. Aug. 2, 9 p.m. $10. Ladies free until 10:30 p.m. Vincent’s, 6 Billings St., Randolph. 781-986-4000,

DJ SCENE In the 1990s in Seattle, Scene played drums for local rock bands that weren’t always excited when he wanted to add scratching to his repertoire of percussion tools. Eventually the decks won out and his career as a DJ took off. He keeps himself busy with a weekly radio show, a podcast, and residencies at clubs across the country. Aug. 3, 10 p.m.-
2 a.m. $20, $15 advance. 21+. The Estate, 1 Boylston Place, Boston.

Milva DiDomizio


COREY MANNING The high-energy North Carolina native has been a staple of the Boston scene since 2001, when he moved north and first played Jonathon Gates’s “Black Comedy Explosion.” He produces his own shows in the area, too. Aug. 2 and 3, 8 p.m. $15. Nick’s Comedy Stop. 617-830-2551,

THE NASTY SHOW “Working blue” refers to high levels of profanity and uncomfortable topics — Bobby Slayton and ventriloquist act Otto & George never left their blue period. Hosted by Johnny Pizzi with special guest Lenny Clarke at Saturday’s shows. Aug. 2 at 8:30 p.m. and Aug. 3 at 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $27.50. Giggles Comedy Club, 517 Broadway (Route 1), Saugus. 781-233-9950,


THE SULLIVAN & SON COMEDY TOUR The cast of the TBS sitcom “Sullivan & Son” features four stand-up comedians, including its lead, Steve Byrne, as well as Ahmed Ahmed, Roy Wood Jr., and Owen Benjamin. The quartet tour together regularly under the show’s banner. Aug. 7, 8 p.m. $22-$27. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

Nick A. Zaino III