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The week ahead: Clubs, dance nights, and comedy

Magic moments

THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN A skilled comedian and magician, he is witty and adept at gross-out humor: Count on seeing some blood at Friday’s show. A rare opportunity to see him outside his Las Vegas home turf. Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. $29-$39. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilburtheatre.com

Clubs & Dance Nights

ARTY He’s only 23, but DJ and producer Arty is already an established artist, touring nationally with Identity Festival and scoring an impressive ranking in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs list (No. 28). Feb. 6, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $30. 21+. The Estate, 1 Boylston Place, Boston. 617-351-7000, www.theestateboston.com

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DJ VADIM His website describes the “vintage” artist like this: “Certain high-end consumables such as whisky, wine, cheese and hams are said to improve with age, undergoing many complex processes to enhance and improve the flavour, colour, and appearance. In the same vein, DJ Vadim has defiantly and soulfully been fermenting and malting his global musical elixir for coming on 20 years now...” Hear his genre-defying mix of electronic, hip-hop, reggae, soul, funk, grime, dub, and more. The bill also features Elemental Zazen and others. Feb. 1, 8 p.m. $13. 18+. Middle East Upstairs, 472-480 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 617-864-3278, www.mideast
club.com

THE SNOW BALL Here’s something to beat back the winter blues. Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails is hosting a prom with an “under the sea” theme, billed as “a whimsical evening of dancing, drinks, and awkward slow dancing...” It’s also a benefit for women’s charities On the Rise and the Breast Cancer Fund, so please bring clothing and other donations in exchange for complimentary drink tickets. Put on your best creative formal dress and enjoy the spiked punch.
Feb. 4, 7-11 p.m. $25 or complimentary with donation. Silvertone, 69 Bromfield St., Boston. www.lupecboston.com

SPAGHETTI WESTERN MONDAYS Chef Robert Grant references his Italian-American marriage to whip up the noshes, dueling guest bartenders make their best specialty cocktails with ingredients like Fratelli Branca Italian bitters and Bully Boy American Straight Whiskey, and flicks from Sergio Leone’s Dollars Trilogy play. The winter series kicks off this week with “A Fistful of Dollars” and bartenders John Henderson (Scholars) and Tyler Wang (No. 9 Park). Mondays Feb. 4-25, 9 p.m.-
1 a.m. $9-$13 cocktails and bar bites a la carte. The Blue Room, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge. 617-494-9034, www.theblue
room.net

Comedy

JIMMY DUNN After writing an entertaining and revealing farewell to the cruise-ship industry last year in his book “Boat Hack,” the sarcastic, often sports-minded Dunn is probably going to be doing a lot more work on dry land this year. With Graig Murphy. Feb. 1-2, 8:30 p.m. $20. Nick’s Comedy Stop. 617-438-1068, www.nicks
comedystop.com

KENDRA CUNNINGHAM The Milton native left the Boston scene more than a decade ago for New York, but she plays here often, and won the Boston Comedy Festival’s short film competition in 2010 for “LonelyGirl48,” which she wrote and starred in. With Scott Higgins. Feb. 1,
9 p.m.; Feb. 2, 8 and 10:15 p.m. $20. Dick’s Beantown Comedy Vault. 800-401-2221, www.dick
doherty.com

THE HORSE’S MOUTH COMEDY SHOW: NO CRIME LIKE THE PRESENT Anderson Comedy presents this loose film noir parody/stand-up showcase, hosted by Rob Crean and Lillian De
Vane and featuring Andrew Durso, Kate Ghiloni, and Gary Petersen. Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. Donation suggested. Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-868-6739, www.middlesexlounge.us

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