FRIDAY

  • RED, WHITE AND BUTTERFLIES: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal St., New Orleans. Guests will learn about the life histories of several butterfly species and their life spans, butterfly gardening, butterfly farming in other countries and the differences between butterflies and moths. A butterfly release and chat are scheduled at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. Regular admission applies. (504) 524-2847

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • VICTORY BELLES’ ‘SPIRIT OF AMERICA’: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Rivertown Repertory Theatre, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The National WWII Museum’s trio, The Victory Belles, presents its newest red, white and blue celebration. $25. (504) 461-9475
  • ‘A HARD DAY’S NIGHT’: 7:30 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday, and 5 p.m. Sunday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this film starring one of the greatest bands of all time. Beatles expert Bruce Spizer will be at each screening to give presentations, lead discussions and sign copies of his books. $15.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University, Lupin Theater, New Orleans. With the help of new technology, viewers will be led from an elegant but earthbound palace into a magical forest where some of the inhabitants may not be bound by anything at all. $15, students; $20, seniors; $25, general admission. (504) 865-5106

‘THE HUMAN BUFFET’: 8 P.M., MID CITY THEATRE, 3540 TOULOUSE ST., NEW ORLEANS. TALLY, A LONELY DIVORCEE OF 12 YEARS IS PUSHED BY FRIENDS, AMI AND BERTIE, TO JOIN IN THEIR HUNT FOR LOVE ON THE INTERNET. MIDCITYTHEATRE.WORDPRESS.COM

‘DRYADES STREET DIVAS REVIEW,’ A CABARET: 8 P.M. SATURDAY, AND 7 P.M. SUNDAY, ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, 1712 ORETHA CASTLE HALEY BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. THE CABARET-STYLE SHOW TAKES A LOOK AT THE POSTWAR NEW ORLEANS JAZZ CIRCUIT FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE TOURING CELEBRITIES. $12.50. (504) 569-9070

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • SWAP MEET NOLA: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Margaret’s, 3525 Bienville St., New Orleans. Animal-friendly, mini-enterprise sponsored by the Humane Society of Louisiana offering items from more than 30 local vendors that range from original artwork, to indigenous plants to handmade organic/vegan soaps, lotions and shampoos. Proceeds from some of the market’s sales will help support the Humane Society humane programs around the state. swapmeetnola.com

SATURDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY

  • ‘THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)’: 7:30 p.m., Lab Theatre, 18 Newcomb Place, New Orleans. Madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s plays in one wild ride. $12, students/seniors, $15, general admission. (504) 865-5106

MONDAY

  • LUNA SERIES PART TWO: 7:30 p.m., New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University, Lupin Theater, New Orleans. With a nod to Elizabethan staging practices, the festival and Compleat Stage have enlisted some of New Orleans’ male actors to portray a variety of Shakespeare’s most memorable women. This event is pay-what-you-will at the door, but seating is limited. Seats can be reserved online for $3. (504) 865-5106

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

  • ‘HANSEL AND GRETEL’: 10 a.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts Lagniappe Stage, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Performance by Patchworks Players. $8, general admission. (504) 461-9475 or rivertowntheaters.com

WEDNESDAY

  • VICTORY BELLES’ ‘SPIRIT OF AMERICA’: 11:45 a.m., The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Red, white and blue celebration featuring a potpourri of songs from the Great American Song Book. Includes dining by chef John Besh and the American Sector restaurant. $40. (504) 528-1943 or stagedoorcanteen.org
  • MTC MOVIE NIGHT FUNDRAISER: 7 p.m., Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. The Monumental Task Committee, Inc. presents a special showing of “Singing in the Rain” featuring signature cocktails, movie concessions and prizes. $15. theprytania.com

THURSDAY

  • ‘DYING CITY’: 7:30 p.m., The Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. By Christopher Shinn. $15. (504) 298-8696
  • Compiled by Emily Beck Cogburn