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    The week ahead: Nightlife


    DANCING WITH THE CARS The cars and the dancing are at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, which winds up its winter dance party series with a swing dancing event. Michele Cloutier from Dance in Boston will teach the moves at 7 p.m., you show them off on the dance floor from 8-11 p.m. Bring bucks for the cash bar, come with or sans partner, and arrive early for cocktails and the 6-7 p.m. museum tour. March 21, 6-11 p.m. $15. Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton St., Brookline. 617-522-6547,

    I LOVE ’80s PARTY We hope some fashion trends (shoulder pads and jellies, for instance) never make a comeback, except at throwback parties like this one. Need some inspiration for playing dress-up? “Miami Vice,” Madonna, and Grace Jones are a few words to get you started. DJ Brek.One provides the tunes. March 22, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15. Guilt, 275 Tremont St., Boston. 310-384-3789,

    RAW MOSAIC The next showcase from RAW Boston features 47 artists displaying talents in visual arts, music, fashion, film, photography, performing art, and hair and makeup. The event features host Shannon Reynolds and DJ batwings. March 23, 7-11 p.m. $20, $15 advance. Rumor, 100 Warrenton St., Boston.


    RYAN CROSSON The Detroit-born house and techno artist who founded Visionquest with Shaun Reeves, Lee Curtiss, and Seth Troxler visits the Make It New series in Cambridge. March 20, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Middlesex, 315 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 617-868-6739,

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    BRODY STEVENS Anyone who has seen Stevens at his Comedy Central taping last year or hosting the local stage at the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival’s Comcast Center stop knows he is an intense, unblinking comic. March 20, 7:30 p.m. $20. Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, 17 Holland St., Somerville. 617-776-2004,

    THE COMEDY STUDIO Some familiar faces come back to town to play the Studio this weekend, including Erin Judge with host Rick Canavan on Friday and Raj Sivaraman with host Rick Jenkins on Saturday. March 21-22, 8 p.m. $12. The Comedy Studio, 1238 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-661-6507,

    THE BOOBY TRAP Boston has been treated to more Monday comedy shows than any time in recent memory, and here are two improv shows for the price of one: the radio-themed “Mrs. Peanut Presents: Good Morning to You!” and Kiley Fitzgerald’s “Whatever I Want!!” Running for two more Mondays. March 24, 8 p.m. $5. Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover St., Boston. 617-263-6887,


    DAMIEN LEMON AND RACHEL FEINSTEIN Lemon, from MTV2’s “The Guy Code,” and Feinstein, from truTV’s “Upload With Shaquille O’Neal,” play a free weeknight show. March 25, 8 p.m. Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston. 617-725-2844,