The week ahead: Clubs, dance nights, and comedy

Johnny Blue Horn and Scott Shetler at the Three Week Mardi Mardi Gras Celebration at Smoken Joe's BBQ and Blues in Brighton.
Heather Balchunas
Johnny Blue Horn and Scott Shetler at the Three Week Mardi Mardi Gras Celebration at Smoken Joe's BBQ and Blues in Brighton.

Clubs & Dance Nights

MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION Eat, drink, and be merry during three weeks of revelry in honor of Fat Tuesday. Gumbo, jambalaya, and crawfish are served while the music plays, provided by the Hot Tamale Brass Band, David B and the Hot Shots, Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, Joe Moss Band, and others. This weekend features Rosemary’s Baby Blues (Jan. 25, 9 p.m.) and the Love Dogs (Jan. 26, 9 p.m.). Jan. 25-Feb. 12. Smoken’ Joe’s Barbeque, 351 Washington St., Brighton. 617-254-5227,

ARTNATION Creative types gather at On1 Magazine’s party featuring live music, an open mike, poetry and spoken word, and dancing. Jan. 25, 8-11 p.m. Tickets: $10, $5 advance. Jai Yoga, Braintree. 917-830-4539,

KING OF THE WING Who makes the best chicken wings in Boston? Game On!, Kings, Cornwall’s Pub, Jerry Remy’s, and others compete for top honors while you eat, drink brews by Samuel Adams, and check out the Fenway batting cage. Proceeds to Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester. Jan. 25, 6 p.m. Tickets: $30, $25 advance. Game On!, 82 Lansdowne St., Boston.


WALTHAM HOUSE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The Home for Little Wanderers’ residential group home for GLBTQ youth celebrates a decade in existence with dining and dancing. DJ Gay Jim from Kiss 108 FM provides the tunes. Jan. 26, 6-10 p.m. Advance tickets: $40, $20 students. 21+. Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave., Boston.

Milva DiDomizio


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RUSSELL PETERS: NOTORIOUS That seems like too derogatory a term to describe the good-natured if impish Peters, who has created a sizable audience for his stand-up partly because of his unique perspective on race issues. Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 25, 7:30 and 10 p.m.; Jan. 26,
7 p.m. $50-$65. Wilbur
Theatre. 866-448-7849,

ROZ CHAST: THEORIES OF EVERYTHING Chast is best known for things she does in creative solitude, depicting modern life in cartoon form, most notably for The New Yorker. She steps out and attempts to explain herself and her work in this multimedia show. Jan. 25,
8 p.m. $30-$65. Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-482-6661,

MORTIFIED: BROKEN RESOLUTIONS AND BROKEN HEARTS To those who have already failed to keep their New Year’s resolutions, this show might bring some relief in the form of others’ broken resolutions of New Years past, unearthed in long-buried teenage journals and diaries. Jan. 25, 8 p.m. $15. Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. 866-811-4111,

COCOA BROWN For this edition of “The Black Comedy Explosion,” Jonathon Gates has tabbed a rising star from Tyler Perry’s stable of comics: the brash and physical Brown, late of the TBS comedy “For Better or Worse” and part of the cast of the upcoming film “Single Moms Club.” Jan. 30, 8 p.m. $15. Slade’s Bar and Grill, 958 Tremont St., Roxbury. 617-442-4600,

Nick A. Zaino III