Perse Fanny produces the "burlesque from the gods"-themed performance. 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Suffering from Prince withdrawal? Sexy Dex wants to be your lover. The Fresh frontman (aka Dexter Gilmore) broke off an uncanny falsetto while purpling up Gasa Gasa in May, and his irresistible new “SP33D R4CR” siphons eternal sunshine from a Dirty Mind. Tomato Dodgers and U.S. Nero open at 9 p.m. at Saturn Bar.| Sat. July 23 |
Jackie Alexander’s (Brothers from the Bottom) new work features two Creole sisters struggling with their mother as New Orleans society changes. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre. | Thu.-Sun. July 7-24
Gary Rucker directs the musical adaptation of Frank Baum’s classic tale in which Dorothy hopes the Wizard of Oz can help her return home to Kansas. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts. | Thu.-Sun. July 14-24
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
Amerigroup Louisiana's community celebration has fitness events, music, games, refreshments, health screenings and free backpacks containing school supplies. Children must be accompanied by a guardian to receive a backpack. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The workshop covers strategies to counteract stress eating and weight gain. Visit www.beneaththeweight.org for details. Free admission. 10:15 a.m.
The Big Easy Rollergirls have a full day of competition during SweatFest 2016. There are six games during the day and four of the best leagues from across the country will be there. Tickets on sale now.
Trixie Minx produces the cocktail-themed show, which has acrobats, tap dancers, aerialists and burlesque. Chris Lane hosts. Tickets $20-$35.
The multi-family garage sale has clothing, furniture, art and books. 8 a.m.
The author speaks to a meeting of the Romance Writers of America. Open to the public. 10 a.m. Saturday.
Soul + 40 Productions presents writer-director Kimberly M. Denesse's play about a group of women seeking empowerment. Tickets $20-$25. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The event has a hot dog costume contest, live music and drink specials. Free admission. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The B-movie double feature has a lab accident with Louisiana's favorite rodent and female cops and robbers on the lam.
A slightly less long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. 8 p.m. Saturday.