April 10 | Bustout celebrates its 10th anniversary with a lineup including Elle Dorado (pictured), Ginger Valentine, Miss Stormy Gayle, Angi B Lovely, Athena and others. The company presents 1950s-style burlesque acts performed to live music, with a comic and magician mixed into the show. At 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. at House of Blues.
Welcome to Night Vale
Thu. April 9 | If the paranormal happenings of The X-Files met NPR's sleepy storytelling in a bizarre and hilarious deadpan radio show, it might sound something like Welcome to Night Vale, a popular podcast that broadcasts the news from the fictional desert town. Its live rendering — featuring creators Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor and special guests — returns to New Orleans at 8 p.m. at the Civic Theatre.
The Marriage of Figaro
Fri. & Sun. April 10 & 12 | In Mozart's comic opera, the scheming in Count Almaviva's court involves his interest in his servant Figaro's bride Susanna and various attempts to expose his mischief. The New Orleans Opera Association presents the opera at 8 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts.