FRIDAY

  • EXPLORE THE SHORE: 9 a.m., Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 U.S. 190, Mandeville. A park ranger shows attendees the animals and plants that live along the lakefront. (888) 677-3668

ALL THAT JAZZ: 7:30 P.M., ROSY’S JAZZ HALL, 500 VALENCE ST., NEW ORLEANS. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE AKULA FOUNDATION. FEATURING AUCTIONS, JAZZ MUSIC, FOOD AND DRINKS. $30; $50 PER COUPLE. (504) 881-0452

GG’S 504 COMEDY TOUR: 8 P.M., CASTLE THEATRE, 501 WILLIAMS BLVD., KENNER. STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW HOSTED BY COMEDIAN GINA GOMEZ, FEATURING FIVE COMICS INCLUDING HEADLINER MATT OWENS. $15. CASTLE501.COM OR (504) 287-4707

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

  • ‘DYING CITY’: 7:30 p.m., The Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. By Christopher Shinn. $20. (504) 298-8696
  • BEHIND MY ENEMY’S EYES: 8 p.m. Friday, and 7 p.m. Saturday, La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. A stage play that gives a glimpse behind the eyes of soldiers: their thoughts, fears and hopes. nolacomedy.com
  • 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. $15, general admission; $12, students/seniors. (504) 865-5106
  • ‘THE KING AND I’: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Playmakers Theater, 1916 Playmakers Road, Covington. $28, adults; $15, students. (985) 893-1671

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • CREEPY FEST: Various times and locations, New Orleans. Sheer Terror Records’ sixth annual New Orleans underground extravaganza. Punk, hardcore, garage, thrash, surf, death metal and more. Terror Optics and New Orleans Horror Film Festival present a screening of local short horror films and music videos. facebook.com/creepyfest
  • ‘PETER PAN’ MUSICAL: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, St. Pius X Catholic Church, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. (504) 282-3332 or stpiusxnola.org
  • ‘MAIN STREET KIDS CLUB’: 7:30 p.m., Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. A musical inspired by the book series by Stuart Murphy. $15. (504) 598-3800 or crescentcitylights.org
  • ‘CANDY LAND’ THE MUSICAL : 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. $20, adults; $18, students and seniors. (504) 862-7529

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

  • UNDER THE BOARDWALK MUSICAL REVUE: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St. $30-$50. (504) 522-2081

SATURDAY

  • AUDITIONS FOR THE 2014-15 PELICANS DANCE TEAM: 9 a.m., Pelicans Practice Facility, 5800 Airline Drive, Metairie. The Pelicans are looking for girls at least 18 years of age who have previous dance experience and are enthusiastic and committed to representing the Pelicans organization on and off the court. pelicans.com
  • ‘HANSEL AND GRETEL’: 11 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
  • AUTHOR AND SIGNING EVENT: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Scott Damian discusses and signs his new book “Voice: A Stutterer’s Odyssey.” (504) 455-4929
  • LYRICS, BEATS AND MASTERPIECES PRESENTS SHAKE WHAT YOUR MOTHERLAND GAVE YOU: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Spotlight performances from young African leaders in President Obama’s Washington Fellowship Program at Tulane University. (504) 569-9070.
  • HAPPY’S NOLA 5K RUN/WALK: 6:30 p.m., Happy’s Irish Pub, 1009 Poydras St., New Orleans. An evening downtown 5K course for runners and walkers. Post-race festivities include food, beverages, music. Benefiting Crimestoppers. nolarunning.com
  • FAMILY OVERNIGHT 2014: 6:30 p.m., National World War II Museum, U.S. Freedom Pavilion, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Families spend the night at the museum with activities, scavenger hunts and a USO show. Pre-registration is required. $55 per person, nonmembers; $45 per person, members. (504) 528-1944, ext. 229
  • COMEDY SPORTZ: 8 p.m., La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. Improvisation. nolacomedy.com

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • ‘JUMP, JIVE & WAIL’ THE MUSIC OF LOUIS PRIMA: 6 p.m., The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A cast of 10 brings to life legendary songs, musicians, vocals and dance. (504) 528-1943 or stagedoorcanteen.org

SUNDAY

  • LHA THIRD SUNDAY SALON: 8 p.m., The Shadowbox, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. World-famous lithographer and daguerreotype artist M. Jules Lion will speak about race and culture in New Orleans and the position of prosperous Gens de Couleurs Libres (free people of color.) Then, President Andrew Jackson will reminisce about that fateful battle of the war of 1812. $10. (504) 598-4574 or theshadowboxtheatre.com

MONDAY

  • ‘DOLLBABY’ AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Laura Lane McNeal will discuss and sign her novel.
  • ‘DR. MARY’S MONKEY’ AUTHOR EVENT: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Author Edward Haslam will sign and discuss his book. (504) 889-8143

TUESDAY

  • ‘THE GREAT GLASS SEA’ AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Storyteller Josh Weil will discuss and sign his novel.

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

‘My New Orleans’ multi-author event: 2:30 p.m., Faulkner House Books, 214 Royal St., New Orleans. Hosted by the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, several authors will be honored at a reception, including: Laura Lane McNeal, author of “Dollbaby”; Amy Conner, author of “The Right Thing”; journalist Angela M. Carll, author of “Where Writers Wrote”; Michael Moffitt, author of “Granddad’s Dictionary”; and Michael Murphy, literary agent and author of “Eat Dat.” Following a social hour, authors will discuss their books at 3:30 p.m. RSVP requested. (504) 524-2940

The Soul Rebels, Tank (Tank and The Bangas) and DJ Rik Ducci at Wednesdays on the Point: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Algiers Point Riverfront, 200 Morgan St., Algiers. Featuring music, food and local vendors. (504) 362-6436

  • ‘MORE CURIOUS’ AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Sean Wilsey will sign and discuss his new essay collection.
  • Compiled by Emily Beck Cogburn