THE BOOK OF NIGHTMARES: 8 p.m. Thursday, Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., New Orleans. The Great American Poetry and Theatre Company’s staged adaptation of poet Galway Kinnell’s book-length work. (504) 949-2009. www.lostlovelounge.com.
COMEDY AND MUSIC NIGHT: 8 p.m., Saturday, Castle Theatre, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Becky Allen and Jodi Borrello will be the laughs and Linda Wright will be singing and playing. (504) 287-4707. www.castle501.com.
THE NAUGHTY LIST: 8 p.m. through Sunday, Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. An evening of monologues, mistletoe and mistakes. $10. (504) 218-0055. www.theshadowboxtheatre.com.
TWELFTH NIGHT: 7:30 p.m., through Sunday, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. $24. (504) 658-4100. www.nolaproject.com.
CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Marquette Theatre, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Doris Baisley’s adaptation with music of the holiday classic, starring John “Spud” McConnell. (504) 522-6545. www.southernrep.com.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Radio City Entertainment’s version of Dicken’s classic. (504) 461-9475. www.rivertowntheaters.com.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Anthony Bearn Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Classic telling of Dickens’ story with Harold X. Evans as Scrooge. $20. (504) 862-7589. www.anthonybearntheater.com.
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS BURLESQUE: 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Tim Burton’s classic film enhanced with tease. $15. (504) 298-8676. www.theshadowboxtheatre.com.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE WHOLE STORY: 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Actor’s Theatre of New Orleans production of a comedic retelling of the classic holiday story. (504) 885-0202. www.clearviewmall.com.
GRENADINE MCGUNKLE’S DOUBLE-WIDE CHRISTMAS!: 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Grenadine’s abode in the Everlastin’ Arms Motor Park is the scene of a hilarious speed dating party thrown on her by her relatives in this Running With Scissors musical production. $20 and up. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
THE VICTORY BELLES PRESENT AMERICA’S WARTIME SWEETHEARTS: 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays. The Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A tribute to the Andrews Sisters. $40. (504) 528-1943. www.stagedoorcanteen.org.
THE VICTORY BELLES RING IN THE HOLIDAYS: 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 11 .am. Sundays, matinees throughout, through Dec. 27. Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Vintage holiday musical classics with optional dinner. $30 and up. (504) 528-1943. www.stagedoorcanteen.org.
NEUTRAL GROUND POETY FORUM: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Neutral Ground Coffee House, 5110 Danneel St., New Orleans. A weekly writing workshop that affords poets an opportunity to share work with other writers. Bring five copies. (504) 891-3381.