New Orleans Burlesque Festival
Sept 18-21 | Dancers from Sweden to New Zealand perform in showcases at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, and three New Orleanians are among the competitors for the title Queen of Burlesque. There also are workshops and appearances by Leslie Zemeckis (Behind the Burly Q) and Rita Alexander, the legendary Champagne Girl. At House of Blues and Harrah's New Orleans.
Fri. Sept. 19 | The artists' residency program at the Contemporary Arts Center hosts its final show of works-in-progress, including Martiza Mercado-Narcisse's dance composition, Aurora Nealand's multimedia soundscape and theater piece, Evan Spigelman's queer-punk musical theater mashup and Michael "Qwess?" Moore's play. At 7:30 p.m. at the CAC.