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    The week ahead: Nightlife events

    Arlene Gottfried


    GILBERT GOTTFRIED The former voice of the Aflac duck has a knack for tasteless jokes, which is why he is the former voice of the Aflac duck but still a popular touring comedian. March 16, 7:30 p.m. $25. Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St. 617-725-2844,


    Clubs & Dance Nights

    PETE TONG The EDM veteran was recently named a Member of the Order of the British Empire. Recent projects include a monthly residency at Sound in Hollywood. See him at Evolve Friday. March 14, 10 p.m. $15-$20. Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston. 617-338-7699,


    SHIMMER & SHINE SHOE BALL It’s all about the footwear at this gala to benefit The Accelerated Cure Project. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing, and plenty of shoe-gazing are featured. Put on your best heels to walk down the runway and compete for Best-in-Shoe. March 15, 7-11 p.m. $100. Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St., Boston. 781-487-0013,

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    ST. PATRICK’S DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION No green beer, but plenty of Irish food, drink, and fun at this event presented by 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey. Live music by acts scheduled to perform include Young Pandas, Twae Left Feet, and Bearfight. March 14-17. Lansdowne Pub, 9 Lansdowne St., Boston. 617-247-1222,

    COM TRUISE If you’ve tried to follow the career of producer Seth Haley, you may have been challenged by several pseudonyms. The Com Truise moniker embraces Haley’s love of synth, creating a style he calls “mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk.” He appears with Phantoms and DJ Carbo. March 14, 8 p.m. $12. Middle East Downstairs, 472-480 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 617-864-3278,

    Milva DiDomizio


    THIS MIGHT GET WEIRD, Y’ALL Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart are both Internet comedy stars on their own and frequently share the screen in the “You Deserve a Drink!” series. They pair up for what they hope will be the first of more two-women shows under the “Weird” banner. March 15, 7 p.m. $29-$45. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,


    Kevin Quigley hosts a different show at Johnny D’s every Monday, including storytelling and offbeat comedy nights. This time around, it’s stand-up with Ryan Chani, Joe Kozlowsky, Justin P. Drew, Matt Kona, Dana Jay Bein, Ben Quick, Jocelyn Chia, and Dan Crohn. March 17, 7 p.m. $4. Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, 17 Holland St., Somerville. 617-776-2004,

    QUIET DESPERATION NIGHT AT TT’S Rob Potylo’s comedy/documentary series will be back in April, airing on myTV38. This show will feature episode screenings along with live performances from Potylo and the band the New Highway Hymnal. March 18, 8:30 p.m. $10. T.T. the Bear’s Place, 10 Brookline St., Cambridge. 866-468-7619,