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The Rose Tattoo

Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 7

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 or call (504) 264-2580 for tickets. Tickets $20-$25. 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. | Fri.-Sun. July 22-August 7

Dillard University (map)
Samuel DuBois Cook Theatre, 2601 Gentilly Blvd.
phone (504) 816-4857
The Rose Tattoo

Matt & Ben

Sun., July 31

LL Production Company presents a comedy about the imagined writing of Good Will Hunting. Visit for details. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Ugly Dog Saloon (map)
401 Andrew Higgins Dr.
Warehouse District
phone (504) 569-8459


Abita's 30th Birthday Festival

Sun., July 31, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

The family-friendly festival includes live music, food trucks, games, free brewery tours and exclusive test brews. RSVP to required. Free admission.

Buy Tickets
Abita Brewing Company (map)
21084 Highway 36
Abita Springs
phone (985) 893-3143


Exterior. Pool-Night

Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through July 31

The NOLA Project presents a Hollywood "backstage" immersive drama that takes place in and around a swimming pool. Visit for details. Tickets $20-$30. 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.

Aloft New Orleans Downtown (map)
225 Baronne St.
Central Business District
phone (504) 312-7750


Arts Market of New Orleans

Last Saturday of every month

The Arts Council of New Orleans' market features local and handmade goods, food, kids' activities and live music. Visit for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Palmer Park (map)
S. Claiborne and Carrollton avenues


The Illusion

Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 6

The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane presents Tony Kushner's adaptation of the 17th-century play, in which a desperate father seeks the help of a sorcerer. Visit for details. Tickets $20-$30. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tulane University (map)
Lupin Theatre, 16 Newcomb Place
phone (504) 865-5106



Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Aug. 7

Playwright Mark Chrisler retells the life of scientist Alan Turing with help from two robots and mathematician/anarchist collective Nicolas Bourbaki. Email for details. Tickets $10 or pay-what-you-can. 11 p.m. Saturday, 9 p.m. Sunday.

Playhouse NOLA (map)
3214 Burgundy St.



Saturdays, 8 a.m.

The museum hosts Pilates classes every fourth Saturday of the month and yoga classes every other Saturday in the sculpture garden. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Nonmembers $5.

Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden (map)
New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle
phone (504) 658-4100


Book Brunch

Last Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
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The monthly discussion group meets to talk about news, events and recommendations; there's free breakfast.

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop (map)
631 N. Carrollton Ave.
phone (504) 491-9025


Shotgun Jazz Band

Saturdays, 9 p.m.
Three Muses (map)
536 Frenchmen St.
Faubourg Marigny
phone (504) 252-4801


The Blue Book Cabaret

Saturdays, 10 p.m.

Bella Blue and a rotating cast including Darling Darla James, Nikki LeVillain, Cherry Brown and Ben Wisdom perform classic and contemporary burlesque and drag. Visit for details. Tickets $10.

Bourbon Pub and Parade (map)
801 Bourbon St.
French Quarter
phone (504) 529-2107


Smoothie King Center (map)
1501 Girod St.
Central Business District
phone (504) 587-3663
Guns n' Roses, The Cult


Inter Arma, Withered, Something's Burning

Sun., July 31, 9 p.m.

A cage-rattling opener in recent years for metal heavies Black Tusk, KEN mode and Russian Circles, Richmond, Virginia hangmen Inter Arma get their New Orleans spotlight with this headlining gig for Paradise Gallows (Relapse), sure to be among the loudest in Gasa Gasa’s brief existence. Withered and Something’s Burning open at 9 p.m. | Sun. July 31

Gasa Gasa (map)
4920 Freret St.
phone (504) 304-7110
Inter Arma, Withered, Something's Burning



Last Sunday of every month

Denver comic Dave Losso and New Orleans comics Cassidy Henehan, Addy Najera and Bob Murrell perform at Massive Fraud’s flagship, manic, booze-filled filmed sketch and live stand-up comedy showcase hosted by Joe Cardosi and Vincent Zambon. At 8:30 p.m. at The Broad Theater. | Sun. July 31

The Broad Theater (map)
636 N. Broad St.
phone (504) 218-1008


Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Through July 31

Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre presents the musical adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which became a Broadway hit a century after the novel was published. At 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Dixon Hall. | Thu.-Sun. July 28-31


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