Critics’ picks: Nightlife

Nick Kroll will be at the Wilbur Theatre Nov. 28.
Nick Kroll will be at the Wilbur Theatre Nov. 28.


WOMEN’S DANCE NIGHT & QUEERAOKE Don’t let too much turkey make you sleepy on Thanksgiving night. Instead, get a singing and dancing workout with DJ Summer’s Eve and a ham-it-up karaoke session.
Nov. 22, 10 p.m. Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St., Boston. 617-524-9038,

OH! YOU PRETTY THINGS Bowie and burlesque? Sounds like a good combo to us. Chanteuse Niki Luparelli and the Gold Diggers deliver two dozen David Bowie covers. Performers including Babes in Boinkland and Mary Widow bring the burlesque and go-go dancing. Nov. 23, 9 p.m. Tickets: $25, $17 and $20 advance. Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. 516-547-8300,

NICKY ROMERO The fact that his first instrument was a drum kit might have something to do with this Dutchman’s way with a beat. Work off Thanksgiving dinner when house DJ Romero spins in Boston. Nov. 25,
10 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets: $30.
Umbria Prime, 295 Franklin St., Boston. 617-800-3604,


DIABLO WINE TASTINGS The extremely hot furnaces at Diablo are extremely cool. See how they heat up the glass so it can be shaped into beautiful things at the studio’s monthly glass blowing demonstration paired with wine tastings. Nov. 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets: $35, reservations required. Diablo Glass School, 123 Terrace St., Boston. 617-442-7444,



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MATT GRAHAM’S THIS TOO SHALL SUCK Graham spent nearly a decade away from comedy before returning with this critically acclaimed one-man show, now running off-Broadway. It covers his odd life pursuits and addictions. Nov. 24,
6 p.m. $10. The Comedy Studio, 1238 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-661-6507,

PETE HOLMES Lexington native Holmes has been all over TV, doing stand-up on Comedy Central and late-night shows and writing for “Ugly Americans,” though his widest exposure might be as the voice of the E*Trade baby. His opener is former Boston comic Josh Gondelman. Nov. 24, 8 p.m. $15. Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-562-8800,

JAZZ AND JOKES JUMPOFF Chris Tabb hosts this monthly variety show featuring music and comedy, backed by a DJ playing jazz and R&B. This edition includes local comics Stephen Donovan and Wes Hazard. Nov. 25, 8 p.m. $15-$20. Ledge Kitchen & Drinks, 2261 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester. 857-600-0368,

Nick A. Zaino III

Anything for a laugh

NICK KROLL He’s an ace at playing a particular kind of Ed Hardy-wearing, Jersey Shore wannabe alpha male. Already a lead on FX’s fantasy football comedy “The League,” Kroll adds his own sketch series to his résumé in January when “Kroll Show” debuts on Comedy Central. Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m. $22. Wilbur Theatre.