Don’t Miss events in New Orleans, July 11-17, 2013

Bastille Day

From 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association celebrates Bastille Day at 3100 Ponce de Leon Blvd. with food, music, adult beverages and pétanque, or French bowling. Go to www.fsjna.org for information. The Alliance Française of New Orleans throws a weekend-long celebration in the French Quarter, starting with fireworks at 9 p.m. Friday over the Mississippi River and ending with a waiters’ race, 4 p.m. Sunday at the French Market. Go to http://af-neworleans.org for a schedule.

He’s got legs

Bridge House / Grace House will host Mr. Legs XIII, an annual fundraising event that supports Bridge House/Grace House’s substance abuse treatment program. The fashion show parody features contestants competing for the title of Mr. Legs with costumes designed to highlight their legs. Open bar, food, raffles; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Blvd. Tickets are $40 advance at www.bridgehouse.org/events or $45 at the door. Call (504) 821-7135.

‘The Smell Of the Kill’

Cutting Edge Theatre, 747 Robert Blvd. in Slidell, stages the Broadway comedy on plotting wives and rocky marriages. Starring Lisa Castro, Kelly Buras and Becky Dagenpont at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 27. $20; Call (985) 649-3727 or online at www.cuttingedgetheater.com

‘Freedom’

Produced by Southern Repertory Theater, a new play by Sean Patterson, Joyce Pulitzer, David Seelig and Kitty Greenberg makes its premiere at the CAC. A Holocaust survivor and an Irish immigrant meet hours before their American naturalization ceremony. Thursday through July 28. Call (504) 522-6545.