The week ahead: Nightlife

Clubs & Dance Nights

DIAMONDS & PEARLS A naughty night of burlesque features Calamity Chang, Lil’ Steph, and Bettina May. DEFTrio provides the live jazz soundtrack, and sponsors Moët & Chandon and Domaine Chandon provide the bubbly. Sept. 19, 9 p.m. No cover. 617-423-0069,

CAZZETTE This Swedish DJ duo came on the scene with a bang with their 2011 remix of Avicii’s “Sweet Dreams.” Other successes include bootlegs of Swedish House Mafia’s “Save the World” and Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain.” The touring Sebastian Furrer and Alexander Bjorklund stop in Boston. Sept. 25-26, 8 p.m. $20-$30. 18+. Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston. 617-338-7699,

NICKY ROMERO The Dutch DJ played his first snare drum at age 6, became a percussionist, then gave up the drum kit in favor of turntables. The drums may have been left behind, but the beat wasn’t. Sept. 19, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 21+. The Estate, 1 Boylston Place, Boston. 617-351-7000,


THE BRAIN TRUST NYC DJ Shiftee was a math geek at Harvard. Besides his Harvard degree, the overachiever has two DMC world championship titles, an adjunct professorship at NYU, and top 10 hits on Beatport’s dubstep charts. He performs with DJ La ZBoy and Drunken Doja Monkey. Sept. 19, 10:30 p.m. $10. 18+. Middle East, 472/480 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 866-777-8932,

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BOB LAZARUS MEMORIAL ALL STAR COMEDY BENEFIT Jimmy Tingle hosts this tribute to comedian Bob Lazarus, who died of leukemia in 2009. Luminaries will include Tingle, Steven Wright, Jonathan Katz, Lenny Clarke, Steve Sweeney, Mike McDonald, and Tony V. Proceeds benefit Lazarus’s family and Ahavath Torah Congregation, his former synagogue. Sept. 22, 5 p.m. $40 to $118. Ahavath Torah Congregation, 1179 Central St., Stoughton. 877-280-7831,

LAUGH BOSTON After a long buildup, a free preview weekend, and a couple of theater shows under the Laugh Boston banner, the club has its first official shows with local comics Mike Donovan, Ira Proctor, and Will Noonan. Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. $25. Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston. 617-725-2844,

ANTHONY JESELNIK The Pittsburgh native has cultivated his sense of mean-spiritedness and bad taste and turned it into a popular Comedy Central show, “The Jeselnik Offensive.” Sept. 22, 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $27. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,


COMEDY HACK DAY Baratunde Thurston, a former Boston comic and digital director of The Onion, comes to MIT to bring together comedy nerds and tech nerds for an overnight session to “build hilarious apps and hardware hacks,” and then present their work for an audience. Sept. 22, 4 p.m. $10, register and RSVP online. MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst St., Cambridge.