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    The week ahead: Nightlife

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    JEFF DYE A gentle observational comedian, Dye’s day job is pulling pranks on people in the street for the MTV show “Money From Strangers.” Oct. 24, 8 p.m.; Oct. 25 and Oct. 26, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $20-$30. Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston. 617-263-1300, www.laughboston.com

    NICK A. ZAINO III

    Clubs & Dance Nights

    TABOO Superman? Wonder Woman? Wolverine? Whatever your superhero pleasure, don a costume and hit The Estate for a superhero-themed Halloween party featuring superstar DJ, original Black Eyed Peas member Taboo. DJ Costa will also be on hand to help keep the music flowing. Oct. 25, 10 p.m. $20, $15 advance. $21+. The Estate, 1 Boylston Place, Boston. 617-351-7000, www.theestateboston.com

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    HARDWELL The Dutch EDM producer and DJ’s 2012 accomplishments include making No. 6 in the DJ Mag Top 100 and releasing the hit “Superman.” He appears with guest DJs including Fedde Le Grand in the Wicked Halloween Tour. Oct. 27, 8 p.m. $37, $52. Tsongas Center, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell. 866-722-8881, www.tsongascenter.com

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    BEWICKED HALLOWEEN BASH Putting effort into your costume could earn you cash at the Boston Ski & Sports Club’s annual bash. Whether you win the costume contest or not, there’ll be plenty of treats in the form of appetizers, Halloween-themed drink specials, tarot card and palm readings, swag, and partying on three floors. Oct. 25, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $25. Lir, 903 Boylston St., Boston. www.bssc.com

    ENCOMPASS Raw Boston’s final showcase of 2013 presents 26 local artists including VanaVain Vintage, Tabby, Jesus Vargas, and Myron Mouse Belfast. The evening of art, cocktails, and socializing features fashion design, film, dance, accessory design, music, and visual art. Cousin John hosts with DJ batwings. Oct. 27, 7-11 p.m. $15. 21+. Rumor, 100 Warrenton St., Boston. www.rawartists.org

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    Comedy

    RUDE BOYZ PRESENT:
    HOLLA-WEEN 2: THE WRATH OF SOMETHING
    Lamont Price hosts this annual Halloween celebration, comedy show, and costume contest with Chris Coxen, Caitlin Durante, Andrew Mayer, Al Park, Phoebe Angle, and Chris D. Oct. 24, 8 p.m. $12. Sweetwater Tavern, 3 Boylston Place, Boston. 617-351-2515, www.sweetwatercafeboston.com

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    HALLOWEEN SHOW: NIGHT OF THE CEREAL KILLERS This show features the Improv Asylum main stage cast and guests performing improv and sketch around a campfire. Oct. 25 and Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Oct. 28, Oct. 30, and Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. $20-$25. Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover St., Boston. 617-263-6887, www.improvasylum.com

    GOREFEST: MUSICAL MACABR-ET MAYHEM ImprovBoston reaches back through 10 years of Halloween-flavored musicals for this retrospective of the best songs from its annual GoreFest. Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m. $18. ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge. 617-576-1253, www.improvboston.com

    KATHY GRIFFIN She is continually recording comedy specials for the Bravo network — she will soon tape her 20th special — to keep her celebrity mocking current. For those who crave the latest, seeing her live is the best option. Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. $50-$75. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilburtheatre.com

    NICK A. ZAINO III