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Upcoming nightlife events around Boston

Clubs & Dance Nights

YACHT “DJs on the Harbor,” the Friday night dance party at the ICA, continues this week with a DJ set from YACHT, the experimental, electro-pop dance group that has performed in such diverse settings as boats, caves, bathrooms, and art galleries. There will be an opening set by DJ Brent Covington. Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 members and students, $15 non-members. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. 617-478-3100, www.icaboston.org

VICEROY “Summertime, all the time” is the tagline for this fun, electro-pop meets house meets indie-dance DJ. Viceroy will play at the Middle East Downstairs on Friday with Capital Cities and Carousel. Aug. 17, 8 p.m. Tickets: $15-$18. 18+. Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge. 617-492-9181, www.mideastclub.com

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GIRL TALK Mash-up master Gregg Michael Gillis, who most know by the name Girl Talk, will play at the Bank of America Pavilion on Friday. The electronic maestro released his last album, “All Day,” for free on his website in 2010. Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25-$29.50. Bank of America Pavilion, Boston. 800-653-8000, www.live
nation.com

BORIS The Russian-born DJ cut his teeth at various clubs in New York before branching out to regular gigs in Miami and Las Vegas. Louie Corrales and Vic Angelo will also perform.
Aug. 19, 8 p.m.. Tickets: $20, 21+.
The Ocean Club at Marina Bay, Quincy. 617-689-0600, www.oceanclubat
marinabay.com

Nicole Cammorata

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WANDA SYKES From the “Ice Age” franchise to stand-up, Sykes has made her living from her blunt and outspoken persona. She is openly gay and openly liberal in her act, addressing politics both electoral and social. Aug. 16, 7:30 and 10 p.m. $39-$59. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilburtheatre
.com

GOLDEN BLOOM AND TIMMY WILLIAMS A mix of comedy and music as Williams, of the comedy troupe Whitest Kids U’ Know, plays a set with indie rock band Golden Bloom, in whose “Rhyme the Reason” video he appeared. Aug. 16, 8 p.m. Precinct, 70 Union Square, Somerville. 617-623-9211, www.precinctbar.com

MIKE WHITMAN He’s one of the most versatile and hardest-working comics in Boston. This is a chance to catch him headlining. Owen Bowness opens.
Aug. 17-18, 8:30 p.m. $20. Nick’s
Comedy Stop, Boston. 617-438-1068, www.nickscomedystop.com

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ANTHONY JESELNIK A smart comic, Jeselnik enjoys the challenge of offending an audience and making them laugh at the same time. He’s become a regular on Comedy Central’s “Roast” series, including the recent roast of Roseanne Barr. Jeselnik has the late show; former Boston comic Robert Kelly plays the early show. Aug. 18, 10 p.m. $27.
Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilburtheatre.com

Nick A. Zaino III

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