“KILLER JOE”: 8 p.m., The AllWays Lounge, 2240 Saint Claude Ave., New Orleans. Jonathan Mares Productions presents the local premiere of the intense, dark comedy by Tony Award and Pulitzer Award winning playwright Tracy Letts. Tickets are $15 on Thursdays and $22 on Fridays and Saturdays. (504) 758-5590.
“CHESAPEAKE”: 8 p.m., Byrdie’s Gallery, 2422 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Performance by Second Star Performance Collective. $15. www.eventbrite.com.
“FREEDOM”: 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m., Sunday, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. $30-$35.(504) 528-3800.
“THE ADVENTURES OF BUTT BOY AND TIGGER”: 8 p.m., Midcity Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. $20. (504) 488-1460 or www.midcitytheatre.com.
TWO ON TAP: 6 p.m., dinner seating; 8 p.m., show, Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. brunch seating, Sunday, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano perform classic songs of Tin Pan Alley songsmiths. nationalww2museum.org.
THE VICTORY BELLES PRESENT “A SALUTE TO OUR HEROES”: 11:45 a.m. buffet seating, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The vocal trio’s musical journey salutes the military and homefront heroes in all eras. nationalww2museum.org.