chris brown valentines royalty concert

Friday

Entertainer Chris Brown returns to the Smoothie King Center just before Valentine’s Day and brings special guest Omarion and August Alsina. $45 and up. 7:30 p.m., Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans. (504) 587-3822. smoothiekingcenter.com.

‘kinky boots’

Tuesday through Feb. 21

Men in high heels? As a musical? Certainly, if the music is by Cyndi Lauper and the words by Harvey Fierstein. The Broadway hit comes to the stage in the Crescent City, bringing one of the most interesting stories in decades. A second-generation shoe factory owner goes to desperate lengths to save the family business in a show featuring a bevy of interesting characters and lots of great shoes. Opens Tuesday and runs through Feb. 21. $30 and up. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. (504) 525-1052. saengernola.com.

sax gordon

Wednesday

Boston saxophone player Sax Gordon will take to the stage of the Hotel Storyville with local keyboard man Joe Krown for a one-night-only event. Gordon and Krown have worked in a variety of locales since the two met in the 1980s. The show is a rare reunion for the musicians after having worked together in the Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson Band. Admission to the event is free. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Hotel Storyville, 1261 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. joekrown.com.