The week ahead: Nightlife

Mixed-media mixer

ASSEMBLE! The Emerald Lounge and Future Boston Alliance assemble art, culture, and nightlife in this unique Wednesday series that offers innovators, creative types, and young professionals the chance to network and party. This week features Gallery Basquiat & Friends, mixed-media works by local artists curated by Aziza Robinson-Goodnight. Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
No cover. 21+. Emerald Lounge, 200 Stuart St., Boston. 617-457-2626,

Milva DiDomizio


WINTER WARRIOR PUB CRAWL When Nemo hit, we all had to be winter warriors. That should qualify us to join the Boston Ski & Sports Club’s tour of bars including Ned Devine’s, Sissy K’s, Wild Rover, Black Rose, Coogan’s, and Jose MacIntyre’s. Along the way, there’ll be drink specials, appetizers, glow sticks, and swag. Feb. 23, 1 p.m. $20. Faneuil Hall, Boston.

MEGA NEW ENGLAND It’s a dance music blowout at this event featuring Cookie Monsta and FuntCase from Circus Records, Liquid Stranger’s bass music, LA-based electro house/moombahton producer ETC!ETC!, Mayhem from Atlanta, and many more. Feb. 23,
6 p.m. $20. Wonderland
Ballroom, 1290 North Shore Road, Revere. 781-289-3080, www.wonderland-ballroom


BOSTON WINTER BALL Put on your very best duds and join other civic-minded young professionals for a posh evening to support Children’s Hospital Boston. Legit Band provides music for dancing. Attire is black tie for gents, and strong cocktail for ladies. Feb. 23, 9 p.m. $150. Park Plaza Castle, 130 Columbus Ave., Boston.



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COLLEGE COMEDY FESTIVAL AND BEANPOT TOURNAMENT Improv teams from around New England, plus George Washington University, face off in this college improv showdown, which includes local showcase shows on Thursday and Friday. Feb. 21-24. Check website for times and ticket prices. ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge. 617-576-1253,

KYLIE AND MARK’S COMEDY THROW-UP Kylie Alexander and Mark Gallagher headline this stand-up and music showcase at Salem’s indie movie theater, with Matt Watson, Riley Knispel, Ian von Steffen, and Gary Petersen as well as bands the BFs and Fat Creeps. Hosted by Andrew Durso. Feb. 21, 9 p.m. $10. Cinema Salem, 1 East India Square, Salem. 978-744-1400, kmcomedythrowup

WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM? Improv Asylum cofounder Norm Laviolette and artistic director Jeremy Brothers are adept at solving problems as improv performers. They’re looking to apply those skills to other people’s problems in this new podcast, starting with this taping. Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. Free. Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover St., Boston. 617-263-6887, www.improv

BLACK PRESIDENT’S (GROUND) HOG ON VALENTINE’S DAY February has a lot of holidays, and Lamont Price is trying to celebrate the whole month at once with stand-up, sketch comedy, and music. With Bigg Nez, Chris Coxen, Shaun Bedgood, Brian Glowacki, Kristin Seltman, poet London Bridgez, and DJ Matt Phipps. Feb. 27, 8 p.m. $12. Sweetwater Tavern, 3 Boylston Place, Boston. 617-351-2515, www.sweetwatercafe