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.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

  • “ALADDIN”: 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. Saturday, 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.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

  • “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 1:30 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. Through July 12. Call (504) 865-5106.

“NARROWING MY HORIZONS”— A TRAVEL-BASED CABARET BY PAUL OSWELL: 8 P.M., THE SHADOWBOX, 2400 ST. CLAUDE AVE. COMEDIC BLEND OF STAND UP, SONG, POETRY, FILM AND AWKWARDNESS. THESHADOWBOXTHEATRE.COM.

FRIDAY

  • 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.
  • “ENCORE IDOL”: 7:30 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Encore Studio presents the students of the summer musical theater camp. $12. Call (504) 737-5977. rivertowntheaters.com.
  • GGS 504 COMEDY TOUR: 8 p.m., Castle Theatre, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Comedian Gina Gomez will host a stand-up comedy show featuring five comics, including headliner Mike Strecker. $15. www.castle501.com or at the door.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • “THE RAT PACK NOW” TRIBUTE SHOW: 6 p.m., The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St. A tribute show recapturing the music, style, comedy and camaraderie of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Call (504) 528-1943. stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • “DRYADES STREET DIVAS REVIEW”: 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. The cabaret style show examines the post-war New Orleans jazz circuit from the point of view of touring celebrities. $12.50. Call (504) 569-9070.
  • “SAY AMEN”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sunday, Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave. An act of violence forces a young Christian couple to depend on their faith in God. $20, general admission; $18, students and seniors. Call (504) 862-7529.

“THE HUMAN BUFFET”: 8 P.M., FRIDAY AND SATURDAY; 3 P.M. SUNDAY, MID-CITY THEATRE, 3540 TOULOUSE ST. TALLY, A LONELY DIVORCÉ E OF 12 YEARS IS PUSHED BY FRIENDS, AMI AND BERTIE, TO JOIN IN THEIR HUNT FOR LOVE ON THE INTERNET. MIDCITYTHEATRE.WORDPRESS.COM.

  • AVATAR MOVEMENT DANCE COMPANY: 8 p.m., The Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St. $10-$20. Call (504) 948-9998.

SATURDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY

  • “THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)”: 7:30 p.m., Lab Theatre, 18 Newcomb Place. Madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride. $12, student/senior; $15, general admission. Call (504) 865-5106.

SUNDAY

  • SUNDAY COMICS: 8:30 p.m., Fairgrinds Coffeehouse 3133 Ponce de Leon. Comedians Chris Champagne, Mike Strecker, Peter Gabb. $10 suggested donation. Call (504) 330-9117.
  • 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.

MONDAY

  • 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.

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. Call (504) 528-1943. stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • PAT BOURGEOIS’ “DEBAUCHERY”: 7:30 p.m., Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St. Live soap opera about a snooty uptown family with a decidedly downtown mom. Call (504) 488-1460.