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The week ahead: Nightlife

Mindy Tucker

Cape amusement

JON FISCH Ira Proctor has set up shop in Hyannis with this new club, bringing in talented comics with local roots like Newton native Jon Fisch. Aug. 16 at 9 p.m. and Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. $25. Cape Cod Comedy Lounge at the Doubletree Hotel, 287 Iyannough Road, Hyannis. 774-487-2323, www.capecodcomedy.com

Clubs & Dance Nights

HARDWELL: GO HARDWELL OR GO HOME TOUR The career of Robert Van de Corput took off early. At the age of 13, the Dutch DJ was signed to one of his homeland’s major labels. Recognition of his talent went international with accomplishments including his podcast “Hardwell on Air,” remixes at the top of the Billboard Dance Charts, and a No. 6 ranking in the 2012 edition of DJ Mag Top 100. Aug. 18, 8 p.m. doors. 21+. Ocean Club at Marina Bay, 333 Victory Road, Quincy. 617-689-0600, www.oceanclubatmarinabay.com

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BREW AT THE ZOO Sample brews from more than 30 area breweries, nosh on food from a dozen plus restaurants, and visit with the critters at this beer tasting event to benefit your local zoo. Brewers include Battle Road Brewing, Rapscallion, Smuttynose Brewing Company, and Woodchuck Hard Cider. Singer-songwriter Andrew Geano and Bobby Kariotis, a.k.a. DJ BK, provide the tunes. Aug. 17, 5-9 p.m. Tickets: $50. 21+. Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston. 617-541-5466, www.zoonewengland.org

DJ JD The New England artist and resident DJ at Shrine is a classically trained musician with a degree from the Berklee College of Music. See how he rocks at this weekend’s edition of VIP Access Saturday. Aug. 17, 10 p.m. Tickets: $15-$20. 21+. The Estate, 1 Boylston Place, Boston. 617-351-7000, www.theestateboston.com

FOLK DANCING BY THE FOUNTAIN If you strolled through Copley Square of a Tuesday evening recently, you may have seen folk dancers spinning and stepping in high spirits. You still have time to join them. The Folk Arts Center of England’s annual summer series of outdoor dancing has two more installments. This week it’s international folk dancing with Andy Taylor-Blenis, and the following week the series finishes with Balkan dancing. Aug. 20 and 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Copley Square, Boston. 781-438-4389, www.facone.org

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RON WHITE White isn’t riding with the Blue Collar crew anymore, but he is touring solo, scotch and stogie in hand, slowburn wit intact, supporting his latest special, “A Little Unprofessional.” Aug. 15, 8 p.m. $49-$69. Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 W. Main St., Hyannis. 508-775-5630, www.melodytent.org. Aug. 16, 8 p.m. $49-69. South Shore Music Circus, 130 Sohier St., Cohasset. 781-383-9850, www.themusiccircus.org.

CASTLE OF COMEDY VIII A lot of great locals are featured in this lineup, including Dan Boulger, Nate Johnson, Steve Macone, Andrew Durso, Andrew Mayer, Chris Braiotta, and headliner James Creelman from Providence. With musical guest Joe Della Penna and host Ethan Marsh. Aug. 15, 9 p.m. Donation requested. Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. 617-718-2191, www.artsatthearmory.org

KATT WILLIAMS Throughout a troubled few years of legal problems, getting slapped onstage, and even announcing his retirement from comedy in December, Williams has never stopped touring and never truly quit stand-up comedy. Aug. 17 and 18, 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $49-$59. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilburtheatre.com

Due to a reporting error, an earlier version had the incorrect date for DJ JD at The Estate. The event is on Aug. 17.

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