SHAKESPEARE BIRTHPLACE TRUST: 7:30 p.m., New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University, Lupin Theater. A team from the University of Warwick and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (based in Stratford-upon-Avon) will visit the Festival in honor of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday to give presentations about their work and the work of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Pay-what-you-will. Call (504) 865-5106.
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.
“DYING CITY”: 7:30 p.m., The Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave. By Christopher Shinn. $15, Thursday; $20, Friday and Saturday. Call (504) 298-8696.
“THE KING AND I”: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Playmakers Theater, 1916 Playmakers Road, Covington. $28, adults; $15, students. Call (985) 893-1671.
COMEDY AND MUSIC AT CASTLE THEATRE: 8 p.m., Castle Theatre, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Comedy with Jodi Borrello and music with Michael Liuzza hosted by Becky Allen. $15. Call (504) 287-4707. castle501.com.
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.
BURLESQUE BALLROOM WITH TRIXIE MINX AND ROMY KAY: midnight to 2 a.m., Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St.
THE WORLD’S GREATEST MAGIC SHOW WITH MASTER MAGICIAN “HERMAN MAGIC”: 2 p.m., Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave. $10.
FREAKSHEAUX TO GEAUX’S CIRCUS AQUATIC WITH FORD THEATRE REUNION AND TINDERBOX CIRCUS SIDESHOW: 7 p.m., The AllWays Lounge & Theatre, 2240 St. Claude Ave. A naughty, nautical cabaret featuring live music, burlesque, sideshow, circus, and more, with special guests Ford Theatre Reunion and Tinderbox Circus Sideshow. $15, general admission; $25, VIP seating (advance purchase only). Call (504) 322-8862.
“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM”: 7:30 p.m., 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.
UNDER THE BOARDWALK MUSICAL REVUE: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St. $30-$50. Call (504) 522-2081.
“THE HUMAN BUFFET”: 8 P.M., FRIDAY AND SATURDAY; 3 P.M. SUNDAY, MID CITY THEATRE, 3540 TOULOUSE ST. TALLY, A LONELY DIVORCÉE OF 12 YEARS IS PUSHED BY FRIENDS, AMI AND BERTIE, TO JOIN IN THEIR HUNT FOR LOVE ON THE INTERNET. MIDCITYTHEATRE.WORDPRESS.COM.
“SAY AMEN”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave. Call (504) 862-7529
FRIDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
“HANSEL AND GRETEL”: 11:30 a.m. Friday; 10 a.m. Tuesday; 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, 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.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
“JUMP, JIVE & WAIL” THE MUSIC OF LOUIS PRIMA: 6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. Sunday, The Stage Door Canteen, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St. The cast of 10 brings to life legendary songs, musicians, vocals and dance. Call (504) 528-1943. stagedoorcanteen.org.
SATURDAY, SUNDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED): 1:30 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Lab Theatre, 18 Newcomb Place. Madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s plays. $15, general admission; $12, students/seniors. Call (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.
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.
ANAIS ST. JOHN PRESENTS THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK: 12:30 p.m., The Allways Theatre, 1030 Marigny St. The Cabaret performance features classic songs from the American Songbook. $18. Call (504) 758-5590.
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.
“PETER PAN” MUSICAL: 7:30 p.m., St. Pius X Catholic Chruch, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd. Call (504) 282-3332. stpiusxnola.org.