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The week ahead: Nightlife

Odd is a prerequisite

ODDBALL COMEDY AND CURIOSITY FESTIVAL Dave Chappelle is back from his self-imposed comedy exile, coheadlining with Flight of the Conchords (pictured), with a killer supporting group including John Mulaney, Kristen Schaal, Hannibal Buress, Al Madrigal, Chris D’Elia, and Brody Stevens. Sept. 8,
5 p.m. $17.50-$82. Comcast Center, 885 S. Main St., Mansfield. 800-653-8000, www.oddballfest.com

NICK A. ZAINO III

Clubs & Dance Nights

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SHARAM + WIL TRAHAN Bijou Fridays welcomes fall with a double bill featuring Grammy-winning producer Sharam and the Providence-based Trahan. Sept. 6, 10 p.m. 21+. $25. Bijou, 51 Stuart St. Boston. www.bijouboston.com

CHACHI “Hello, my name is Chachi and I’m from New York City.” That’s how this DJ opens the video bio on his website, in which he discusses his career and his artistic philosophy: “I think, to be a good DJ, it’s really reading the crowd.” He’ll read the crowd in Boston this weekend. Sept. 7, 10 p.m. 21+. $20, $30. The Estate, 1 Boylston Place, Boston. 617-351-7000, www.theestateboston.com

STARKILLERS Nick Terranova has a simple explanation for his hyper sound: “I’m A.D.D.” He also says, “I do what I think is cool and don’t really care what people think.” It’s working for him. The DJ has a radio show and a busy touring schedule that stops in Boston this week. Sept. 11, 8 p.m.-midnight. $20. Rumor, 100 Warrenton St., Boston. 617-422-0045, www.rumorboston.com

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RITMO NATURAL Put some spice into your Monday night at this night with DJ Everydayisamixtape. Weird movies and groovy tunes from far and near are promised. Sept. 9, 8 p.m.-midnight. No cover. 21+. River Gods, 125 River St., Cambridge. www.rivergodsonline.com

MILVA DIDOMIZIO

Comedy

BOSTON COMEDY ARTS FESTIVAL ImprovBoston’s festival finishes its run with Jimmy Tingle Sept. 6 and Kids in the Hall member Kevin McDonald Sept. 7 at the Brattle Theatre, as well as various stand-up and improv shows at its main location. Sept. 5-8. Various shows and times. ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge. 617-576-1253, www.improvboston.com

COMEDY CENTRAL’S UP NEXT TALENT SEARCH Some of Boston’s best compete for cash and a career boost. Dan Boulger hosts Ken Reid, Jenny Zigrino, Kyle Ploof, Ray Harrington, Tom Dustin, Shaun Bedgood, Orlando Baxter, Josh Gondelman, and Danielle Soto. Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. $10. Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant and Music Club, 17 Holland St., Somerville. 617-776-2004, www.johnnyds.com

THE GAS! “BRASKETBALL VS. BARSKETBALL” The title is just an amusing bit of lunacy – there is no theme to the show. But it does feature some bright local up-and-comers in Cam MacNeil and Matt Kona, as well as comics from New York City and Washington, D.C. Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. $5. Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Ave., Allston. 617-566-9014, www.greatscottboston.com

NICK A. ZAINO II

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