ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE: 8 p.m., House of Blues, 225 Decatur St. Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. Free.
LAUGH & SIP: 8 p.m., The Wine Bistro, 1011 Gravier St. Mark Caesar and DJ Cousin Cav host the weekly showcase of local comedians. $7. Call (504) 606-6408.
THURSDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY
“DRYADES STREET DIVAS REVIEW,” A CABARET: 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 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. Call (504) 569-9070.
“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM”: 7:30 P.M. THURSDAY AND SATURDAY; 1:30 P.M. SUNDAY, NEW ORLEANS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL AT TULANE UNIVERSITY, LUPIN THEATER. 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. CALL (504) 865-5106.
FRIDAY NIGHT LAUGHS: 10 p.m., La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St. A stand-up comedy open mic presented by La Nuit Comedy Theater and hosted by Jackie Jenkins Jr. Free.
ACCESSIBLE COMEDY: 11:55 p.m., Buffa’s Lounge, 1001 Esplanade Ave. J. Alfred Potter and Jonah Bascle do stand-up shows on a rotating basis. Call (504) 949-0038.
“THE LOVE OF A FAMILY”: 3 p.m., Marriott New Orleans Convention Center Hotel, 859 Convention Center Blvd. Tickets start at $30. Call (504) 613-2888
VICTORY BELLES’ “SPIRIT OF AMERICA”: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 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. Call (504) 461-9475.
STARS AND STRIPS FOREVER!: 10 p.m., The Shadowbox, 2400 St. Claude Ave. An all-American burlesque. theshadowboxtheatre.com.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
“THE HUMAN BUFFET: 8 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St. 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.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED): 7:30 p.m., Lab Theatre, 18 Newcomb Place. 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.
THE CHURCH OF BURLESQUE PRESENTS SUNDAY SCHOOL WITH REV. SPOOKY LESTRANGE AND HER BILLION DOLLAR BABY DOLLS: 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., The BEATnik, 1638 Clio St. A weekly burlesque free for all brought to you by the Reverend Spooky Le Strange. Free.
LUNA SERIES PART TWO: 7:30 p.m., New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University, Lupin Theater. With a nod to Elizabethan staging practices, the festival and Compleat Stage have enlisted some of New Orleans’ finest 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. Call (504) 865-5106.
BEAR WITH ME OPEN MIC: 9 p.m., Twelve Mile Limit, 500 S. Telemachus St. Ariel Elias, Molly Ruben-Long and Julie Mitchell host an open mic. Sign-up 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m. Call (504) 488-8114.
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. Call (504) 461-9475 or www.rivertowntheaters.com.
VICTORY BELLES’ “SPIRIT OF AMERICA”: 11:45 a.m., The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St. 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. stagedoorcanteen.org.
“DYING CITY”: 7:30 p.m., The Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave. By Christopher Shinn. $15. (504) 298-8696.