THURSDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Experience the postwar New Orleans jazz circuit from the point of view of touring celebrities. “Dryades Street Divas Review: A Cabaret” stars Adella Gautier, Hope Leigh, Brittney M. James, Sheleta Burke-Manuel, Jyna Tilton, and featuring Kirk Bush and Riga Ruby. 8 p.m. Thursday, July 3, and Saturday, July 5; 7 p.m. Sunday, July 6 at Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Call (504) 569-9070. $12.50.
An old-fashioned harbor celebration, featuring the blessing of the shrimp fleet, along with live music, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, food from Bucktown restaurants and more. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the Bucktown Harbor and Marina, 325 Metairie-Hammond Highway, Metairie. $5; children 12 and younger are free.
“A Hard Day’s Night”
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles film with a screening among fellow Beatlemaniacs. Local Beatles expert Bruce Spizer, author of eight books on the British band, will be at each screening, giving presentations, leading discussions and signing copies of his books. 7:30 p.m. Friday; noon Saturday; and 5 p.m. Sunday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St. $15.
Main Street, USA
If you long for a small-town Independence Day, the Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration in Madisonville fits the bill. Floats will roll down Main Street in a patriotic procession, followed by a beauty pageant, horseshoe match and flag-raising ceremony. 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 4, 803 Main St., Madisonville.
Music of the Movement
A panel discussion on music of the civil rights movement will be followed by a performance by ACTE II, sopranos who recently completed successful auditions for “America’s Got Talent”; jazz pianist Josh Paxton; and the National Park Service’s Underground Railroad Freedom Singers. 2 p.m., Saturday, July 5, the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. Free.
Lindsey Stirling introduced herself to the world as a dancing violinist in 2010 on “America’s Got Talent.” She has combined her violin with hip-hop and EDM, and the resulting videos on YouTube garner millions of views — 98 million alone for 2012’s “Crystalize.” She’s touring in support of her new album “Shatter Me,” with a title song that has been viewed more than 9 million times since it was released two months ago.
Tuesday, 8 p.m., the House of Blues, 225 Decatur St. (504) 310-4999, HouseOfBlues.com. $30.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Victory Belles at Rivertown
The National WWII Museum’s Victory Belles bring their patriotic revue to Kenner this weekend. Starting Friday, the talented trio of period singers will perform its “Salute to America,” featuring “God Bless America,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree.” 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, July 4-5; and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 6, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 461-9475 or visit www.rivertowntheaters.com. $25.