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The week ahead: Nightlife

Clubs & Dance Nights

MASSACHUSETTS BREWERS FEST One way to start Labor Day weekend off right is to drink an ice cold beer. There’ll be loads of local crafts brews at this fourth annual event featuring 80-plus brews by more than 30 Bay State breweries. Aug. 30, 6-9:30 p.m. $40. 21+. Rain or shine. World Trade Center Head House Concourse, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston.

DJs ON THE HARBOR The ICA’s summer series winds up with Pajaritos, the DJ duo made up of Ernesto Morales (DJ Malagon) and Sarak Skolnik (DJ Riobamba). Expect the same global dance music blend you’d hear at Picó Picante, the pair’s award-winning dance night. The evening also features Colombo-Venezuelan DJ Oxycontinental, and Uproot Andy and Geko Jones, DJs for New York’s tropical night Que Bajo?! Aug. 30, 7:30-11 p.m. $15, $10 students. 21+. Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-478-3103,

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TIëSTO The Ocean Club is closing out the summer with big talent. Dutch superstar Tiësto has earned a Grammy nomination and several MTV awards, and there’s even a wax statue of the artist at Madame Tussauds. If Tiësto’s more than 15 million likes on Facebook are any indication, this should be a popular show. Aug. 30, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $70. Ocean Club at Marina Bay, 333 Victory Road, Quincy. 617-689-0600,

SULTAN + NED SHEPARD Sultan says, “Life works in mysterious ways. One minute you’re doing one thing, then one decision later the whole path of your life has been redrawn.” That’s kind of how it went when two classically trained musicians met at an EDM show and became the DJ team of Sultan + Ned Shepard. Bijou kicks off its Guesthouse Tuesdays season with the duo. Sept. 3, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $25. 21+. Bijou, 51 Stuart St., Boston. 617-357-4565,



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MYQ KAPLAN Kaplan holds a master’s degree in linguistics from Boston University, which makes perfect sense considering how he plays with language onstage. He’s joined by Tim McIntire and Taylor Connelly at Dick Doherty’s new digs. Aug. 30-31, 7:30 p.m. $20. Dick’s Comedy Den at Howl at the Moon, 184 High St., Boston. 800-401-2221,

NICK OFFERMAN WITH MEGAN MULLALLY Offerman returns with his Ron Swanson-esque one-man show, “American Ham,” supported by Nancy and Beth, wife Mullally’s Americana singing duo with Stephanie Hunt. Aug. 31, 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., and Sept. 2, 7 p.m. $35. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

BOSTON COMEDY ARTS FESTIVAL This weeklong festival kicks off Tuesday with the return of the Cambridge Footlights, the English troupe with alumni ranging from John Cleese to Sacha Baron Cohen, plus “You’re the Expert” hosted by Chris Duffy. Sept. 3-8.Various shows and times. ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge. 617-576-1253,

STANDUP AND FIGHT Boston comic veterans Tony V and Ken Rogerson top the bill at this benefit for the Greg Hill Foundation. The lineup also includes Dave Russo, Mark Riley, and Brad Mastrangelo, hosted by comedian Josh Dolan and former Boston Bruin Lyndon Byers. Sept. 4, 8 p.m. $25-$45. Showcase Live, 23 Patriot Place, Foxborough. 888-354-7042,


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