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The week ahead: Nightlife

Lily’s world

LILY TOMLIN A true comic legend, Tomlin’s shows feature a beautifully off-kilter world populated by well-loved characters from throughout her career, filled with the kind of comedy that reaffirms the joy of humanity. July 25, 7:30 p.m. $55-$75. Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 W. Main St., Hyannis. 508-775-5630,



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TRANIWRECK: OLD + NOW The all gender, all genre variety cabaret show celebrates nine years of drag, burlesque, aerials, and performance art with MC Heywood Wakefield. Performers include Madge of Honor, Johnny Blazes, Boston Sass Attack, and Rainbow Frite. DJ Brian Halligan provides music for dancing. July 26, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $15-$35. Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge.

JAMES MURPHY In the early days of the 21st century, Murphy was leader of electronic dance-punk band LCD Soundsystem. He offers a DJ set at The Sinclair. July 26, 9 p.m. $22, $20 advance. 18+. The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Cambridge. 617-547-5200,

’80s & ’90s DANCE PARTY We might still have an oversized top with shoulder pads hanging around in the attic. It might be a good thing to wear to this bash with DJ Blerd and DJ Kevin Stapleton. July 30, 9 p.m. River Gods, 125 River St., Cambridge. 617-576-1881,

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ENTOURAGE SATURDAYS Two rooms, wall-to-wall party with DJ Hectik and DJ Lus spinning Top 40 mash-ups and international Latin music. The website claims this weekly event is guaranteed to sell out by 11:30 p.m., so arrive in a timely fashion. July 27, 10 p.m. $25, $20 ladies on guest list before midnight. Venu, 100 Warrenton St., Boston. 781-338-8061,



ROB DELANEY The Marblehead native has often been called the “king of Twitter” for his well-crafted jokes, but the best place to get a feel for his blue-tinged brilliance is from the audience at a live show. July 26, 7:30 p.m. $24.50. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

COLIN JOST The former Harvard Lampoon president has an impressive resumé, appearing on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and HBO’s “Funny as Hell,” writing for The New Yorker, and serving as head writer for “Saturday Night Live” in addition to his stand-up schedule. July 26 and 27, 8 p.m. $20. Nick’s Comedy Stop. 617-830-2551,

THE JOE MOSES SHOW Moses — Snape from “A Very Potter Musical” and creator of the Web series “The Potion Master’s Corner” — captains this mix of sketch, improv, and music with Curt Mega and Tessa Netting, both of whom have had minor roles on “Glee.” July 27, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and July 28, 2 p.m. $35. ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge. 617-576-1253,


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