The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans opens its second season with the playwright’s tale of a Sicilian woman living in the South who confronts infidelity, loss and new hope. At Dillard University’s Samuel Dubois Cook Performing Arts Center.
Visit www.twtheatrenola.com or call (504) 264-2580 for tickets. Tickets $20-$25. 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. | Fri.-Sun. July 22-August 7
MechaCon anime convention features panels, gaming, cosplay, a scavenger hunt, charity auction, art vendors and more. Visit www.mechacon.com for details. Hours and admission varies. Friday-Sunday.http://www.mechacon.com
The British farce is about the misadventures and mistaken identities of a maid, a vicar, a former actress and a Russian spy. Tickets $5-$10. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
The NOLA Project presents a Hollywood "backstage" immersive drama that takes place in and around a swimming pool. Visit www.thenolaproject.com for details. Tickets $20-$30. 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.
This family-friendly monthly block party has music, food and classic car displays. Car owners interested in showing their vehicles can call (985) 892-1873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Vincent Zambon and Mary-Devon Dupuy host a stand-up show. 8:30 p.m.
Andrew Healan and Isaac Kozell offer armchair analysis of a rotating cast of comics. 9 p.m. Friday.
Richard Dubus hosts three stand-up comics. Tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The store hosts a birthday celebration for the current month in its Romp Room. $5, members free.
Kitchen Witch Book Shop hosts a neighborhood shop-and-stroll with complimentary wine and beer. Free parking and bike racks available.