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The week ahead: Nightlife

Comedian/poet Wes Hazard.

Comedian/poet Wes Hazard.

Weird words

IT JUST GOT WEIRDO: A WORDY EVENING @ WEIRDO RECORDS Comedian/poet Wes Hazard hosts comedians Chris Coxen, Andrew Durso, Jere Pilapil, Alvin David, and Will Noonan and poet Gemma Cooper-Novack, with a Prince trivia battle between Durso and Pilapil, at this tiny indie record shop. Feb. 24, 8:30 p.m. Free. Weirdo Records, 844 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 857-413-0154, www.weirdorecords.com

NICK A. ZAINO III

Clubs & Dance Nights

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FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE CRAZE Learn how to make your body shimmy, twist, and undulate at the next edition of the Cambridge Center for Adult Education’s dance series. This week features belly dance; the final session features disco. Feb. 21 (belly dance), March 7 (disco). 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets: $17 each. Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 42 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617-547-6789, ext. 1; www.ccae.org

BINARY Beandream Productions’ new monthly series has three successful dance parties under its belt. Number four is coming up with DJ Randy Boyer, who provided the tunes on a recent episode of “The Bachelor.” Feb. 21, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets: $10. Wonder Bar, 186 Harvard Ave., Allston. 617-351-2665, www.wonderbarboston.com

MAKE IT NEW The weekly dance party at Middlesex hosts the genre-shifting Lee Bannon. The electronic artist’s work has included rap, hip-hop, and jungle, which is the focus of his recent release Ninja Tune release, “Alternate/Endings.” Feb. 20, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets: $10. Middlesex, 315 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 617-868-6739, www.middlesex lounge.us

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FELIX CARTAL The Vancouver-born DJ released “Past Present Felix” last summer, featuring the singles “Young Love” with Koko LaRoo and “New Scene” with Ofelia. Catch him Saturday night. Feb. 22, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Prime, 295 Franklin St., Boston. www.wantickets.com

MILVA DIDOMIZIO

Comedy

COLLEGE COMEDY FESTIVAL College hockey has its Beanpot, and so does college improv comedy. For three days, local colleges including Boston College, Boston University, MIT, and Emerson compete in various improv formats on IB’s two stages. Feb. 20-22, various times. $12-18. ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge. 617-576-1253, www.improvboston.com

MICHAEL CHE Roughly four years into his stand-up comedy career, Che already has a considerable resume. He became a regular writer on “Saturday Night Live” in fall 2013, played the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and will be one of Seth Meyers’s first-week guests on “Late Night” next Friday. Feb. 20-21 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. $20-$25. Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston. 617-725-2844, www.laughboston .com

SPANK! HARDER This is the second musical theater parody of the “50 Shades of Grey” series of erotic romance novels (the first was “Spank!”), with a plot featuring fictional author E.B. Janet writing her second book. Feb. 23, 7 p.m. $35.75-$45.75. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849, www.thewilburtheatre.com

NICK A. ZAINO III

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