Festively Gay Things To Do: 12/18 – 12 /24/17

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Merry Christmas everyone!   I love this time of the year, the parties, the lights and the packages under the tree.  Here are just few of the festively gay things to do this week!


Monday, December 18, 2017



Ambush Magazine Reintroduction Party Launch Party: GrandPre’s; 834 N. Rampart Street; 6 – 8 p.m. 

Ambush Publishing cordially invites you to join us for cocktails, food, and entertainment at our Reintroduction Launch Party!  Please join them as they celebrate the relaunch of Ambush Magazine. Learn more about the publication and how to get involved. Ambush Readers, Writers, Prospective Writers, Advertisers, Prospective Advertisers, and Friends and Family of any of the above are welcome to join us!



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 – Sunday, December 19 – 24, 2017



Irvin Berlin’s White Christmas; Saenger Theatre; 111 Canal Street

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film is coming to New Orleans this holiday season. Bring your loved ones for a heart-warming celebration of Americana to the Saenger Theatre. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS is part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2017-2018 season.  Tickets for IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS start at $30 and will be available at the Saenger Theatre Box Office (1111 Canal St.), BroadwayInNewOrleans.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800) 982-2787.

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” and the unforgettable title song, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family! IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS features Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin with Book by David Ives and Paul Blake and is based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank.

Tuesday, December 19, 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 hostess Vanessa Carr Kennedy every Tuesday, have a taco or two, and learn a little bit about the art of drag.



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, December 20, 2017


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.



Oz Show Night: Oz; 800 Bourbon Street; 10:30 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.  




Thursday, December 21, 2017


Girl | Crush: Oz New Orleans; 800 Bourbon Street; 9 p.m.

Girl | Crush is bringing you a weekly event for girls who like girls, and their friends!  This flavor of CRUSH entitled DTF is exclusive to New Orleans’ #1 Dance Club, Oz and happens every Thursday night.



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





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

COVEN is celebrating the holidays as only New Orleans would! Join them on Winter Solstice for this extra reverent/irreverent beautiful/ugly brilliant/stupid show!  COVEN is a New Orleans drag show like no other!  Witches! Vampires! Ghosts! Why limit all this juicy spooky goodness to October? COVEN is a new monthly show that celebrates this town’s darkest, sexiest and most brutal flavors!  Featuring performances from our core cast members: Apostrophe, Garlic Junior, Tarah Cards, Visqueen,, Haus DJ Vinsantos and their stage kitten: Bennigan Applebee McFridayz.  9 PM — $10 admission



Gear Night: Rawhide 2010; 740 Burgundy St.; 9 p.m. 

It’s time to bring your kinks to the front of of the line! There’s a $5.00 cover unless you’re sporting your gear (leather, rope, floggers, cuffs, heels, masks, etc.), and get ready for the time of your lives where they open their bar to frollic in the dark with as many tools as you can carry!





Friday, December 22, 2017



Festivus Eve Sinful Social: The Phoenix Bar; 941 Elysian Fields; 9 p.m. – midnight

Come out and get festive at the Big Easy Sisters’ final Sinful Social [for 2017] on Festivus Eve.  $10 all you can drink long island ice teas. $1 jello shots and there may even be some Airing of Grievances & Feats of Strength.

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 23, 2017



The Appletini Revue Holliday Extravaganza!: Twist of Lime; 2820 Lime Street; 10 p.m. – midnight

The Appletini Revue is having a party celebrating 12 years of Appletini excellence is the reason!  Come catch the Appletinis as they present The Appletini Revue Holiday Extravaganza. The is a $5.00 cover at the door.


Carnival Kings Show: Mags 940; 940 Elysian Fields; 9:45 p.m.Catch the New Olreans

Carnival Kings present their monthly Drag and Variety Show with special guests including our NOLA’s Got Talent Competition Monthly Winner! Doors @ 9:45pm, Show @ 10:45pm, $5 Cover



Risque: The Sultry Side of Jazz: Always Lounge; 2240 St. Claude Ave.;  10:30 p.m. – midnight

Johnny Passion presents RISQUE’:The Sultry Side Of Drag starring Ava GinaKeeysha Bottoms and Nicole Monroe with Johnny Passion as your host.  There is NO Cover.



Sunday, December 24, 2017

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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