THURSDAY

  • 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.

  • CIRQUE D’LICIOUS: 10 p.m., The Hi Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave. A sexy circus variety show with vaudevillian circus arts, burlesque, fire, magic and sideshow. $10-$15. Call (504) 939-1300. hiholounge.net.

THURDAY-SATURDAY

  • “DYING CITY”: 7:30 p.m., The Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave. By Christopher Shinn. $15, Thursday; $20, Friday and Saturday. (504) 298-8696.

“CHESAPEAKE” BY LEE BLESSING: 7:30 P.M., BARRISTERS GALLERY, 2331 ST. CLAUDE AVE. ONE MAN SHOW ABOUT ART, POLITICS, REBIRTH, RENEWAL AND RETRIEVERS. $15. MORBIDANATOMY.BLOGSPOT.COM.

“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.

  • UNDER THE BOARDWALK MUSICAL REVUE: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St. $30-$50. Call (504) 522-2081.
  • TRUE BLUE BAYOU, A LINDA RONSTADT TRIBUTE FEATURING DORIAN RUSH: 8 p.m., Allways Theatre, 1030 Marigny St. $16, Thursday; $21, Friday and Saturday. Call (504) 758-5590. brownpapertickets.com.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

  • “GISELA IN HER BATHTUB & A HAND OF BRIDGE”: 8 p.m., The Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St. Performance by The 9th Ward Opera Company. $10-$20. Call (504) 948-9998.

FRIDAY

  • ENCORE STUDIO PRESENTS ENCORE IDOL: 7 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St. Encore Studio presents the students of the summer musical theater camp in their production of Encore IDOL. $12. Call (504) 737-5977. rivertowntheaters.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.
  • MM5 RAW HONEY WITH TABLE AND STUPID TIME MACHINE: 10 p.m., The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St. Sketch comedy. $7, online; $10, door; all fest passes, $45.
  • FRIDAY LATE NIGHT AT IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE: 12 a.m. to 2 a.m., Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St. Burlesque Ballroom with Trixie Minx and Romy Kay.
  • 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.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • “CINDERELLA’S GLASS SLIPPER”: 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Philip Neri Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. St. Philip Neri Drama presents a musical retelling of the classic tale. $10, reserved; $7, adults general; $4, children general. Email amydufrechou@cox.net or call (504) 382-5481.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • “CANDY LAND” THE MUSICAL : 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave. $20, adults; $18, students and seniors. Call (504) 862-7529.
  • “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 6 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.

SATURDAY

  • THEATER NUTS AND BOLTS: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. A two hour workshop offering the basics of theater, from acting to directing. All ages are welcome. Space is limited. Call (504) 569-9070.
  • MM5 ALBUM RECORDING: 7 p.m., The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St. This show will feature a special album recording of sketches, characters, monologues, etc. $7, online; $10, door; all fest passes $45. eventbrite.com.
  • COMEDY SPORTZ: 8 p.m., La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St. Improvisation. nolacomedy.com.
  • SLOW BURN BURLESQUE PRESENTS “THE PEEPSHOW FREAK SHOW”: 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf New Orleans, 907 S. Peters St. An evening of dancing ladies, freaks of nature, sideshow, feats of danger, music, and more. $15-$20. Call (504) 723-1585. thehowlinwolf.com.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • “JUMP, JIVE & WAIL” THE MUSIC OF LOUIS PRIMA: 6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. Sunday, The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St. A cast of 10 brings to life legendary songs, musicians, vocals and dance. Call (504) 528-1943.

SUNDAY

  • 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.
  • MM5 MEAL OF SIDES, CARDIGANS, LUCY, AND FRENCH NAVY: 7 p.m., The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St. Comedy improvisation. $7, online; $10, door. eventbrite.com.

MONDAY

  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS VERILY, A NEW HOPE: 7:30 p.m., Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St. The Royal Players of Alderaan are proud to present a one-night-only reading. Free. Donations accepted. Call (504) 488-1460.
  • 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

  • MM5 SHORT SLEEVES, PONY SHOW, AND TRAINING CAMP: 9 p.m., The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St. Comedy improvisation. $7, online; $10, door. eventbrite.com.

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.

WEDNESDAY

  • 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.