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    CLUBS & DANCE NIGHTS

    KNIFE PARTY The Australian electronic duo offered a peek at “Abandon Ship,” their soon-to-be-released album, with the recent free release of the single “Boss Mode.” Aug. 28, 9 p.m. $20-$50. Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston. 617-338-7699, www.royaleboston.com

    BOSTON DJ ROUND ROBIN The ICA Wavelengths series presents an end-of-summer party with local DJs including 7L, Leah V, Bud E. Green, and Baltimoroder. Aug. 29, 6:30-10 p.m. $15-$20. Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston. |617-478-3100, www.icaboston.org

    MASS BREWERS FEST Get Labor Day Weekend off to a good start. Choose from more than 100 craft beers created by more than 30 breweries, and enjoy the harbor views and music by Three Day Threshold. Aug. 29, 6-9:30 p.m. $40. World Trade Center Headhouse Concourse, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston. www.massbrewersguild.org

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    DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE Ch-ch-ch-changes are in store for the British rocker’s music at a modern reimagining of his hits by artists including the Steve Fell Band. Aug. 28, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Beat Hotel, 13 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617-499-0001, www.beathotel.com

    Milva DiDomizio

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    KEITH ALBERSTADT The “Last Comic Standing” veteran has parlayed his smart, accessible writing into a gig writing jokes for “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live.” Aug. 28-29 at 8 p.m., Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. $20-$25. Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston. 617-725-2844, www.laughboston.com

    BILL COSBY The legend proved he was “Far From Finished” with last year’s stand-up special on Comedy Central, and his new special, “Bill Cosby: 77,” debuts on Netflix in November. On Saturday, he performs shows at
    two venues south of Boston. Aug. 30, 3:30 p.m. $55-$75. South Shore Music Circus,
    130 Sohier St., Cohasset. 781-383-9850, www.themusiccircus.org. Aug. 30, 8 p.m. $55-$75. Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 West Main St., Hyannis.
    508-775-5630, www.melodytent.org.

    CHOCOLATE SUNDAYS Jonathon Gates hosts this monthly showcase. New York’s Kenny Williams, who used to perform as a street clown, is headlining, with more acts to be announced. Aug. 31 at 9 p.m. $20. Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston. 617-725-2844, www.laughboston.com

    NICK A. ZAINO III

    CANCELED:JIM BREUER The former “SNL” star has worked hard to change his stoner image with his last couple of specials and the documentary “More Than Me,” to make audiences see him more as a storyteller. Aug. 30, 7 p.m. $29. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilbur.com

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    INSIDE AMY SCHUMER’S BACKDOOR TOUR Those who missed her on the “Oddball” tour in Mansfield can catch Schumer solo in Hyannis this weekend (she also plays a sold-out show at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Thursday). Aug. 29, 8 p.m. $60. Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 West Main St., Hyannis. 508-775-5630,
    www.melodytent.org.

    NICK A. ZAINO III

    Milva DiDomizio can be reached at milva.didomizio@globe.com.