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
LL Production Company presents a comedy about the imagined writing of Good Will Hunting. Visit www.facebook.com/MBinBoston for details. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
The family-friendly festival includes live music, food trucks, games, free brewery tours and exclusive test brews. RSVP to www.bit.ly/Abita30th required. Free admission.
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.
The Arts Council of New Orleans' market features local and handmade goods, food, kids' activities and live music. Visit www.artsneworleans.org for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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 www.neworleansshakespeare.org for details. Tickets $20-$30. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Playwright Mark Chrisler retells the life of scientist Alan Turing with help from two robots and mathematician/anarchist collective Nicolas Bourbaki. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Tickets $10 or pay-what-you-can. 11 p.m. Saturday, 9 p.m. Sunday.
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.
The monthly discussion group meets to talk about news, events and recommendations; there's free breakfast.
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 www.thebellalounge.com for details. Tickets $10.
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
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
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