Festively Gay Things To Do: February 25 – December 31, 2017

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!  It is a festive time to be in NOLA.  Here are just a few of the festively gay things to do right before we ring in 2018!

Monday, December 25, 2017



Margarita Mondays: Grand Pre’s; 834 N. Rampart St.; 7 p.m.

From 7 p.m. till close enjoy margarita specials with your bartender Michael.





The Holidays on Vinyl with DJ Shane Love: Ace Hotel; 600 Carondelet; 5 – 9 p.m. 

DJ Shane Love gives the gift of rare Christmas wax featuring soul songs and feel-good rarities. Come early for some festive key playing by Lilli Lewis.




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, December 26, 2017

Country Dance lessons: GrandPre’s; 834 N. Rampart Street; 8 p.m. 

Tuesdays are Country Dance lessons with dancing from 8 – 11 p.m.


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.




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.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017



You Better Sing Karaoke; Lafitte’s; 901 Bourbon 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. 





Game Night: GrandPre’s; 834 N. Rampart Street; 7 p.m. 

Wednesdays are Game night with Honey Bee at 7 p.m. with free jello shots and Bar Tabs.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Honey Bee Trivia: GrandPre’s; 834 N. Rampart St.; 7 p.m. 

Thursday is Honey Bee Trivia at 7 p.m.  Four rounds with jello shots to the winner of each round and a Bar Tab to top person/team of the night.



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







Showstoppers Cabarat – Resolve: Always Lounge; 2240 St. Claude Avenue; 9 p.m.

It’s been a hell of a year, friends. Join them as they horrifying moments from this year and prepare for the coming year with optimism and grace.  Doors at 9 pm, show at 10 pm. Cover $10.  The cast includes Kimberly Clark, Quinn Laroux, Smokestack Lightnin’, Lefty Lucy, Madonnathan, Honey Tangerine and hosted by Dede Onassis.

Friday, December 29, 2017



Starlight Racing: New Orleans Fairgrounds Race Course and Slots; 1751 Gentilly Blvd.; 5 p.m. 

Enjoy live music, dating and racing with 5 p.m. being the first post.  From 6 – 10 p.m. Adam Pearce (The Voice contestant) will be in the Miller LiteBeer Garden and from 7 – 11 p.m. GROOVY 7 in the Clubhouse.  Tickets are $5. 

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. 



Lords of Leather 5th Friday Beer Bust: The Phoenix; 941 Elysian Fields Ave.; 9 p.m. 

Put 2017 “behind” you! Party with The Lords of Leather from 9 p.m. to Midnight to consider ALL possible resolutions, including adding more leather, love and laughter into your life! $10 gets you keg beer, snacks, sodas; and, of course, $1 Jello Shots.



Saturday, December 30, 2017



Gag Reflex: Allways Lounge; 2240 St. Claude Ave.; 11 p.m. 

Augmented with a core cast of some of the fiercest talents in the industry and turning duets in to group-ettes, Gag Reflex offers a new style of drag.  Core Cast includes: Tarah Cards, Siren, Laveau Contraire, Fabigail Tchoupitoulas, Nancy Shame and Neon Burgundy.  The theme of the show is Vinter Vunderland.  Doors at 11 p.m. , show is at midnight, $10 Cover.



Beauties and Beaus – A Sexy Variety Show: The Four Seasons Bar; 3229 N. Causeway Blvd.; 10 p.m. 

Glamour Puss Productions and Lana O’Day present BEAUTIES & BEAUS: A VARIETY SHOW OF THE SEXY NATURE.  Everyone enjoys a good drag show… everyone enjoys a good burlesque show… who wouldn’t love a show spotlighting the amazing talents both art forms?  Starring: Host & Emcee Lana O’Day, Miss Gay Four Seasons La USofA 2018 Britney DeLorean, booty beautiful burlesque starlet Darling Darla James, boylesque star Dionysus Sea, and the ever so handsome Justin Betweener.

Sunday, December 31, 2017


A New Years Eve Night To Remember: The Country Club; 634 Louisa Street; 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Looking for the ultimate New Years celebration? Join the Country Club for either an early dinner OR an All inclusive event!  All Inclusive Event Package – $99.00

Night begins at 8pm with a cocktail/champagne/hors d’oeuvre reception: Bottomless champagne included, 3 course meal and cocktail reception included, Live music, Access to the pool/entire facility for the party,

Easy access to Crescent park/Rusty Rainbow for viewing of fireworks, Party favors & Fun! This is an ALL INCLUSIVE EVENT– Tax & Tips are included! Make your reservation now! Doors open at 8pm for reception and there are two separate dinner seatings. 8:30 & 9:30 pm.  For those who don’t want to stay the night but want to stop in for dinner,We will have our special menu available A la carte from 5- 7pm.  For more information:


You Better Sing Karaoke; GrandPre’s; 834 North Rampart St.; 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.



New Year’s Eve at The Phoenix: 941 Elysian Fields Ave.; starting at 6 p.m.

Ready for 2017 to go out with the tide? It’s New Year’s Eve at the Phoenix. Let’s take a journey together to Hawaii. Looking for a lei? They have one for every customer!



New Year’s Eve at Oz: 800 Bourbon Street; starting at 8 p.m. 

Enjoy NYE 2017 at Oz where you can ring in 2018 at New Orleans’ premier gay dance club hosted by the fabulous Persana Shoulders! Celebrate the end of 2017 and dance all night to the music of our resident DJs (Kyle D, Tim Pflueger, and JRB)!   Reminisce over the best moments of the year with a special video presentation brought to you by our resident DJs.  Complimentary champagne at midnight!

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.



New Year’s Eve at the Corner Pocket: 640 St. Louis Street; 9 p.m.

Hosted by Lisa Beaumann and Barry Bareass, this extravaganza will feature over 25 male dancers, pasrty favors and free champagne splits at midnight.

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.
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