• “SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE”-A STEVIE WONDER OPERA: 8 p.m., Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Based on Stevie Wonder’s 1976 recording. Conceived and directed by John Grimsley. $20. (504) 569-9070.
  • “MAURITIUS”: 8 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St. A play about two estranged half-sisters who discover a book of rare stamps after their mother’s death. $25.


  • BUSTOUT BURLESQUE: 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., House of Blues (Music Hall), 225 Decatur St. Bustout Burlesque is an authentic 1950s-style burlesque show featuring a comic emcee, singer, glamorous striptease dancers, and variety acts, all accompanied by the Bustout Burlesque Jazz Band. (504) 310-4999.
  • LA FAMILIA VARIETY SHOW: 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., John Paul’s, 940 Elysian Fields Ave. Johnny Passion presents La Familia Variety show, where you will be entertained with local vocal artists, drag kings and queens and comedy. (504) 948-1888.
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  • “DISORDER IN THE COURT, BIG EASY STYLE”: 6 p.m., The Academy of the Sacred Heart’s Nims Fine Art Center, 4301 St. Charles Ave. Written by Kitty Warner, directed by Susan Domangue and musical director Mary Beth McMurray. A portion of the proceeds benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. $15. (504) 738-6460 or


  • “ONE FUNNY MOTHER”: 8 p.m., Friday; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Comedian, writer and mom, Dena Blizzard, will air her dirty laundry of marriage and motherhood. Tickets start at $50.


  • NEW ORLEANS OPERA, “THE VAMPIRE”: 8 p.m., Saturday and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin Street Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans. $130.85-$187.85.