Festively Gay Things To Do: November 27 – December 3, 2017

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I hope everyone is having their of fun this Thanksgiving.  With all the craziness of the weekend, it is never too early to start planning for next week.  It is the holiday season in NOLA and here are just a few festively gay things to do!

Monday, November 27, 2017


S.I.N. Night: The Corner Pocket; 940 St. Louis Street; Starting at 9 p.m.

Come drink with Ashlee.  Get your SIN card and receive $2.50 canned beer or well drinks and $1.50 draft.






Tuesday, November 28, 2017



Tacos, Tequila and Tiaras; Buffa’s Bar and Restaurant; 1001 Esplanade Avenue; 8 p.m. 

Tacos, Tequila, and Tiaras is a one of New Orleans’ only family friendly drag shows! Join us every Tuesday, have a taco or two, and learn a little bit about the art of drag with your hostess Vanessa Carr Kennedy! As always, $3 tacos and tequila drinks, and FREE tiaras. 


Bourbon Boylesque: Oz; 800 Bourbon Street; 8:00 p.m.

See the men of Oz like you have never seen them before.  The show stars Atomyc Adonis, Bobby B, Franky, Phathoms Deep and other special guests.  Hosted by Trixie Minx.




Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Miss Gay New Orleans LA USofA Pageant: Oz New Orleans; 800 Bourbon Street; 5 p.m. – midnight

Entitled Barbie Beautiful, the event starts with registration at 5 p.m., interview at 6 p.m. and pageant at 10 p.m. 



You Better Sing Karaoke; Good Friends Bar; 740 Dauphine Street; 7 p.m. 

Join DJ Kory and DJ Derek as they  play Karaoke at Good Friends Bar. Behind the bar slinging your drinks for you are Jeremy, Ryan, and Tim.


Thursday, November 30, 2017


Showstoppers Cabaret – Faith: Always Lounge; 2240 St. Claude Avenue; 8 – 11 p.m. 

Showstoppers Cabaret is back, and this time they’re getting PIOUS. They are talking grace, charity, and salvation, not to mention global religion. It’s going to be SPIRITUAL.  The cost is $10.  The evening’s entertainment is hosted and produced by Dede Onassis.



Coven: Santos Bar; 1135 Decatur Street; 9 p.m. – midnight

Are you a good witch or a bad bitch?  COVEN is a New Orleans drag show like no other!  Witches, vampires, ghosts; why limit this juicy spooky goodness to October?C. OVEN is a new monthly show that celebrates this town’s darkest herstories!  Featuring performances from our core cast members: Apostrophe, Tarah Cards, Franky, Garlic Junior and Haus DJ Vinsantos and introducing our virginal stage kitten Bennigan Applebee McFridayz.  Does at 9 p.m. with show at 10 p.m. $10 admission



Tiffany Live: House of Blues; 225 Decatur Street; 7 p.m.

Pop Star Tiffany live in concert .  Tickets start at $25. Select VIP meet and greet $50.  Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com



Tops and Bottoms – A Pre Carnival Wine Tasting; 740 Royal Street; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

The Krewe du Rue Royale Revelers will host a wine tasting at the French Quarter home of Frank Perez. The tasting will be led by local wine expert Stephen Perkins. As of this writing, the wines to be tasted include:

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand (South), and France (North),

Tannat from France (North) and Uruguay (South),

Pinot Noir from Oregon (West) and France (East), and

Bordeaux blends from France (East) and California (West).

Each set of varietals will be paired with a small plate of hors d’oeuvres prepared by local chefs.  Proceeds from the event will go to producing the Krewe du Rue Royale Revelers’ annual 12th Night Carnival Kick-Off party.

Tickets are $100 and include admission to the 12th Night Party. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call Frank Perez at 504-941-1633.  Proceeds from the 12th Night Party benefit the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana.



The Jeff D Comedy Cabaret; Oz; 800 Bourbon Street; 10 p.m.

The Comedy Cabaret stars Jeff D. featuring Gia Giavanni. Enjoy hilarious comedians, amazing talent and the Ladies of Oz.









Strip Off: Oz; 800 Bourbon Street; midnight

Persana Shoulders hosts the Strip Off every Thursday night.  Sign up begins at 11 p.m. and the show features a spotlight performance by Miss Gay Louisiana America 2013 Mercedes Ellis Loreal.  Winners receive
1st PLACE – $100 Cash • 2nd PLACE – $50 Bar tab



Friday, December 1 – Saturday, December 16, 2017



Not About Nightingales: Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center; 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES by Tennessee Williams is based on a true story. Delving into the dark and dangerous world of institutional corruption, Williams tells the story of a prison hunger strike with deadly consequences. When Butch leads a noisy but nonviolent uprising to demand the Warden give the inmates food fit for human consumption, the Warden strikes back, testing the humanity of everyone in his prison. Even the most hardened inmates melt at the thought of Klondike, a suffocating boiler room-turned-torture chamber which is reserved for men who step out of line. As the uprising reaches its boiling point, Jim, the Warden’s pet prisoner is faced with the hard choice between speaking up and losing his chance at release or staying silent and living with consuming guilt.

Starring some of New Orleans’ Finest Artists:

Zeb Hollins III as Jim, Sean Richmond* as Butch, and Nicole Himel as Eva, and featuring Ann Dalrymple, Todras Sam, Christopher Robinson, Stephen Stanley, Gavin Robinson, Cameron-Mitchell Ware, Adler Hyatt, with Joseph Furnari as the Warden.

The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company is presenting its New Orleans premiere, right here in the prison capital of the world.  For more information or tickets, go to www.twtheatrenola.com.

Friday, December 1, 2017



Oz VIP Card Pre Sale Party; Oz New Orleans; 800 Bourbon Street; 8 – 11 p.m. 

Want all-access 24/7 to New Orleans’ premier gay dance club and show bar?  Join Oz for this special event from 8-10 p.m. in their upstairs bar.

Buy our 2018 VIP card, which gets you no cover and priority entrance all year round INCLUDING all major holidays, for a discounted price! Save $50 on your purchase by attending!



Rouga-RouxPaul Drag Race Rugby Fundraiser: Mags 940; 940 Elysian Fields; 10 p.m. 

Crescent City Rougaroux RFC is hosting its variety show fundraiser.  $10 donation at the door with Raffle prizes and Jell-O shots.  Hosted by Lynx Murphy and special guest Fabigail Tchoupitoulas.  Performances by the Crescent City Rougaroux Rugby team.


New Meat Amateur Dance Contest: Corner Pocket; 640 St. Louis Street; 6:30 p.m. 

Hosted by Lisa Beaumann, anyone can enter – $100 cash prize.


Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, 2017



Fleur De Tease Nutcracker: One Eyed Jacks; 615 Toulouse Street

Join Fleur De Tease as they create our unique spin on everything sugar & spice, naughty & nice as Fleur de Tease and Trashy Diva prestents to you the old tale spin of the NUTCRACKER.  Saturday, Dec 2nd, 8:00 and 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec 3rd, 8:00 and10:30 p.m.  For tickets go to www.fleurdetease.com.




Saturday, December 2, 2017



Beignet Fest: City Park festival Grounds; 61 Freiderichs Avenue; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

More info is available atwww.beignetfest.com.

Classics: Four Seasons Bar; 3229 North Causeway Blvd.; 10:30 p.m.

Drag show featuring some of the city’s favorite performers Princesse Stephanie, Josie Mae Cotton, Regina Adams and Opal Vanderhurst.








Sunday, December 3, 2017


Miss Showgirl of the South Pageant: Bourbon Pub and Parade; 801 Bourbon Street; 2 – 5:30 p.m. 

This is the first ever Miss ShowGirl of the South pageant. This is a great chance for female impersonator/drag queens to compete for a great prize package. Emcee Nicole Dubois takes guests on A Showgirl’s Christmas.  Categories include Q & A, Gown, Talent and Presentation. 



Zingo: Corner Pocket; 640 St. Louis Street; 6:30 p.m. 

Play Bingo with hosts Opal Masters followed by the Barry BareAss Dancer of the Week Contest.



Oz Show Night: Oz; 800 Bourbon Street; 9:30 p.m. 

This popular drag show is hosted by Persana Shoulders and features Nicole Lynn Foxx, Lisa Beaumann, Connie Hung, Anastascia Davenport; Chichi Rodriguez and Dominique DeLorean. 

Tony Leggio

Tony Leggio

Tony Leggio is a born and raised New Orleanian. He has over 20 years of event management experience having produced over 5,000 events locally and nationally. Tony has received numerous awards for his outstanding achievements in the hospitality industry. Besides his professional career, Anthony has played an active role in the community.He has served Event Chair of Art Against AIDS for the No/Aids Task Force for the past ten years and was honored as Humanitarian of the Year in 2010 by the organization. He is also a freelance writer who has written for USA Today, as well as several local publications.He also writes a column regularly In Ambush Magazine, plus is part of Gambit’s Big Easy Theatre Committee.Tony is a social butterfly of New Orleans that not only knows how to put on a great event but also knows how to enjoy one.
Tony Leggio

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