Thursday through Jan. 30
“Jesus Christ Superstar”
Andrew Lloyd Webber music and Tim Rice lyrics bring to life the final days of Jesus, from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem to his resurrection. Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre mounts a production of the rock opera starring Nick Shackleford. $15 and up. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 30. Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. (504) 522-2081. www.lepetittheatre.com.
Sweet 610 Debutante Ball
A superhero theme will be the centerpiece for the 610 Stompers’ annual fundraiser Friday to benefit the Youth Empowerment Project. The ever-popular Stompers are planning an evening of food, libation, entertainment and costume contests (’80s superhero attire is strongly encouraged). $50 in advance; $60 at door; $100 patron tickets. 8 p.m., Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans. www.610Stompers.com.
Friday through Sunday
“The Four Seasons”
Marigny Opera House Dance Company presents world debut of a full-length ballet in four movements to Antonio Vivaldi’s classic, with six-piece baroque instrumental accompaniment. $20 students; $30. 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday; Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferndinand St., New Orleans. (504) 948-9998. www.marignyoperahouse.org.
Closing Celebration for Prospect.3 at the Ogden Museum
A 12-hour list of events is on tap for the Ogden Museum’s farewell to the citywide Prospect.3
art event. Festivities include children’s events, plus tours, screenings, dancing and food and beverage. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. On Sunday, free admission courtesy of the Helis Foundation. (504) 539-9606. www.ogdenmuseum.org.
“Where the Wild Things Went”
Freaksheaux to Geaux teams with the Ford Theatre Reunion from Lexington, Kentucky, for a revamped staging of their most popular show that combines the whimsy of the beloved children’s book with the dark circus stylings of Freaksheaux’s performers and the raucous “carny punk” sounds of the Reunion. $15 and up. 10 p.m., Saturday; AllWays Lounge and Theatre, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. (504) 322-8862. www.freaksheaux2geaux.com.
King Cake Festival
A parade of treats and fun will be the order of the day at this festival for the seasonal pastry. Enjoy live music, costume contests, tastings from several local establishments and voting for the best. Tantalizing taste buds, the festival also benefits babies and children at Ochsner. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Champion Square at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, LaSalle Street, New Orleans. www.kingcakefestival.org.
Mardi Gras Table Auction
One of the hottest tickets each Carnival season is a reserved table on the first floor of Galatoire’s Restaurant the Friday before Mardi Gras. The Galatoire Foundation will auction the spots and raise funds for the foundation, Lighthouse Louisiana and Liberty’s Kitchen. The auction begins at 5:30 p.m. $50 per couple. Galatoire’s Restaurant, 209 Bourbon St., New Orleans. (504) 335-3933. www.galatoires.com.
Dancing With The Stars: Live!
The Mirrorball Champion Alfonso Ribeiro brings his co-competitors and their dancing pros to this live show, including celebrity dancers from previous seasons. Look for Kym Johnson, Sasha Farber, Mark Ballas, Witney Carson, Emma Slater and Valentin Chmerkovskiy from the hit TV show as they hit the local stage. $57.40 and up. 8 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. (504) 525-1052.www.dwtstour.com