Dita Von Teese
April 7-8 | Burlesque star Dita Von Teese brings her Strip, Strip Hooray! show to New Orleans. She'll perform her new "Birds of Paradise" act as well as her martini glass, rhinestone cowgirl and opium den numbers, and she's joined by Catherine D'lish, Dirty Martini, Selene Luna, Perle Noire, Lada Nikolska and Monsieur Romeo. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. at House of Blues.
Fri.-Thu. April 4-10 | The New Orleans Film Society and Prytania Theatre present a weeklong festival of art house, foreign and documentary films. Danish director Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac, Volumes I and II, are among the films making their local premiere. PAGE 101.
Fri. & Sun. April 4 & 6 | The New Orleans Opera Association presents Puccini's opera about a young couple in love amid the artists and bohemians of Paris. At 8 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts.