Boston-area nightlife events

Turkey dance

HARDWELL You’ll feel better about stuffing yourself on Thanksgiving if you dance your heart out the night before. Electro-house DJ Hardwell provides the tunes for your pre-holiday workout. Nov. 21, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $40. 21+ Prime, 295 Franklin St., Boston. 617-800-3604,

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THANKSGIVING EVE BASH Here’s another option for Thanksgiving Eve (otherwise known as Black Wednesday or Wild Turkey Wednesday). This one features dueling pianos, dancing, and live entertainment. Nov. 21. Doors open 4 p.m. No cover. 21+. Howl at the Moon, 184 High St., Boston. 617-292-4695, www.howlatthe

(BELVEDERE)RED MUSIC SERIES The party goes like this: Guest DJs rock the house, you drink Belvedere vodka from the special edition red bottle, proceeds go to the Global Fund which fights HIV and AIDS in Africa. Nov. 17, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover. RumBa, InterContinental Boston, 510 Atlantic Ave., Boston. 617-217-5148,


FROSTED FALL BENEFIT Have a good time and do your part for the Boston Bruins Foundation at this annual benefit. Fast Times, an ’80s cover band, provides the music. Guests include Bruins alumni, vocalist Rene Rancourt, and Boston Bruins Ice Girls. Nov. 16, 6 p.m. for Gold Ticket holders ($100), 8 p.m. general admission ($25). Oliver’s at the Cask ’n Flagon, 62 Brookline Ave., Boston.

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SHAQ’S ALL STAR COMEDY JAM Shaquille O’Neal has created a comedy franchise with this tour and the resulting TV specials and DVDs. This version features host Gary Owen with Capone, Tony Roberts, and Finesse Mitchell. Plus, DJ Spinderella. Nov. 16, 7 and 9:45 p.m. $29-$39. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

JARED LOGAN Witty and willing to wear his nerdiness on his sleeve, Logan is an up-and-coming comedian who’s starting to break through with appearances on Comedy Central and CollegeHumor
.com. He headlines Anderson Comedy’s weekly show, “The Gas.” Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. $12. Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Ave., Allston. 617-566-9014,

COMICS COME HOME Denis Leary hosts the 18th version of this benefit for the Cam Neely Foundation, with Robert Smigel, Lenny Clarke, Darrell Hammond, Tom Papa, Don Gavin, Greg Fitzsimmons, Adam Ferrara, and Artie Januario. Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. $40-$125. Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave. 800-745-3000, www.camneely

DOUG STANHOPE Some comics talk about being edgy, but Worcester native Stanhope is the genuine article. He is often brilliant and frequently inflammatory, always unguarded, maybe even unhinged. There is no aspect of sex, drugs, politics, or celebrity that he won’t verbally set on fire. Nov. 17, 9:45 p.m. $27. Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,