LIVE AFTER FIVE: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square, downtown. Marcia Ball will perform. Call (225) 389-5520 or www.townsquarebr.org.
“THE CRADLE WILL ROCK:” 7:30 p.m., Shaver Theater, LSU campus. LSU Opera will perform. Admission is $20 for the general public, $15 for faculty/staff/seniors and $12 for students with LSU ID.
“THE WOMEN OF BREWSTERS PLACE:” 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. The New Venture Theatre musical focuses on eight black women who live in a housing project. Tickets are $25. www.newventuretheatre.org.