The week ahead: Nightlife

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Belly laughs

W. Kamau Bell (above) headlines this tour featuring writers/stand-up comedians from his FX network show, “Totally Biased.” The Boston stop includes Janine Brito, Kevin Kataoka, and Aparna Nancherla. July 11, 9 p.m. Tickets: $25. Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-562-8800,



SUMMERFEST: A CELEBRATION OF FARMHOUSE ALE In Belgium, farm owners used to serve their saisonnieres (farm hands) a light, low-alcohol beer to refresh them on hot summer days. Craft Beer’s second annual summer celebration highlights farmhouse ales by New England brewers. July 12-13, 6-9:30 p.m. July 13, 1-4:30 p.m. $50. Space 57, 200 Stuart St., Boston.


BASTILLE DAY A-GO-GO Bastille Day meets New Orleans rhythm and blues at Vudu Krewe’s annual event. The 10-piece Krewe and guest performers deliver a hot summer Mardi Gras-style night of dance and party music. July 13, 9 p.m. $12. Lizard Lounge, 1667 Mass. Ave.,
Cambridge. 617-547-0759,

ZEDS DEAD Formerly known as Mass Productions, this electronic music duo from Toronto infuses dubstep with electro house, hip-hop, and more. July 12,
8 p.m. doors. $20. Ocean Club at Marina Bay, 333 Victory Road, Quincy. 617-689-0600, www.oceanclubatmarina

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SALSA FOR COUPLES If you long to go to salsa dance nights but feel like you lack the moves, grab a partner and some leather-soled shoes and go to this beginner class. You’ll be showing off your hot Latin American dance skills in no time. Wednesdays July 17-Aug. 7, 8 p.m. $120. Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St., Boston. 617-267-4430,

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CAST OF IMPRACTICAL JOKERS They were a comedy troupe long before they starred on truTV’s prank show, and now the Tenderloins are out on the road, presenting an evening of stand-up, stories, and video. July 12, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets: $37. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilburtheatre

BILL BURR The brutally and consistently funny Canton native seems to have found a niche for himself onscreen as the loud, aggressive sibling, playing Jake Johnson’s cousin in “New Girl” and Melissa McCarthy’s brother in “The Heat.” July 12, 8 p.m. Tickets: $35-$55. The Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 West Main St., Hyannis. 508-775-5630,


MASSMOUTH CRACK-UP Three storytellers anchor this show, which also features five slots for audience members to sign up and tell their own funny stories, which have to be mostly true. Audience decides whose story was the best. July 16, 7 p.m. Tickets: $8-$10. The Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm St., Somerville. 617-684-5335,


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