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Clubs & Dance Nights

DOLDRUMS Canadian artist Airick Woodhead took his stage name from a place in Norton Juster’s classic children’s novel “The Phantom Tollbooth.” He stops in Boston on a US tour with Brooklyn-based duo Sleigh Bells. Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $27, $25 advance. 18+. Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000, www.royaleboston.com

FEENIXPAWL In 2012 the house music duo from down under released the successful single “In My Mind.” They’ve since produced remixes for Adrian Lux, Strange Talk, and others, and received kudos and support from EDM heavies including Pete Tong. Nov. 14, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets: $30. 21+. The Estate, 1 Boylston Place, Boston. 617-351-7000, www.theestateboston.com

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KEYS N KRATES Drummer Adam Tune, keyboardist David Matisse, and turntable artist Jr. Flo created Keys Krates to transfer a remix/electronic studio sound onto a live stage. They play a dance party with Voltran and Daniel Harder. Nov. 20,
10 p.m. Tickets: $18. 18+. Middle East Downstairs, 472 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 617-864-3278, www.mideastclub.com

EPIC SATURDAYS WITH BILLY LACE NYC DJ/Producer Lace is a resident DJ for hot spots in cities including Miami (Winter Party Festival), New York City (XL Nightclub), and Chicago (Hydrate). He stops in Boston to do his thing at the House of Blues. Nov. 16, 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. 21+. House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston. 888-693-2583, www.houseofblues.com

MILVA DIDOMIZIO

Comedy

COMICS COME HOME 19 Denis Leary hosts this long-running benefit for the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care, with Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, John Mulaney, Robert Kelly, Tom Cotter, Gary Gulman, Kenny Rogerson, and Lenny Clarke. Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. $38-$123. Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

BOSTON COMEDY FESTIVAL CONTEST FINALS The nine-day festival culminates with this show, featuring eight comedians winnowed from a group of 96 competing for a $10,000 prize, plus Marc Maron receiving the Comedian of the Year Award and “Webster” star Emmanuel Lewis picking up the Lifetime Achievement Award. Nov. 16, 8 p.m. $25-$30. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. www.bostoncomedyfestival.com

COLIN QUINN: UNCONSTITUTIONAL The former “SNL” “Weekend Update” anchor follows up “Long Story Short,” his one-man show about history, with this riff-heavy take on the Constitution and the current state of American politics. Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. $35-$65. Paramount Center, 559 Washington St., Boston. 617-824-8000, www.paramountboston.org

NICK A. ZAINO III

Funny guy

JOHN OLIVER He had a great run hosting “The Daily Show” during Jon Stewart’s absence because of his sharp wit, likability, and his everyman outrage at the absurdity of modern politics. If ever there is a need for a permanent replacement, he should be the heir apparent. Nov. 16, 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $37. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilbur theatre.com

NICK A. ZAINO III

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