Festively Gay Things To Do: January 15 – 21, 2018

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2018 is going full steam ahead as we celebrate the Carnival season here in NOLA.  Here are just a few of the Festively Gay Things To Do this week. 


Monday, January 15, 2018



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.






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




Tuesday, January 16, 2018



Roots of Revelry – Krewdelusion Inner Krewe Happy Hour and Benefit: Ace Hotel; 600 Carondelet; 4 – 7 p.m.

Krewe of GoddessesThe Merry Antoinettes and Krewe of R.U.M. (Rowdy and Unsophisticated Men) host Roots of Revelry: akrewedelusion Inner Krewe Happy Hour and Fundraiser for The Roots of Music.

The Roots of Music is a non-profit that empowers the youth of New Orleans through music education, academic support, and mentorship, while preserving and promoting the unique musical and cultural heritage of our city. Sounds provided by DJ Fayard aka Fayard Lindsey by the Lobby Bar. 

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, January 17, 2018



WednesGays at LPK Uptown: Louisiana Pizza Kitchen; 615 South Carrolton Ave.; 5 p.m.

Join us every Wednesday to celebrate diversity. See old friends or make some new ones and find out what’s happening in the Nola community. All this while enjoying 1/2 price drinks from the bar. Invite your friends.



You Better Sing Karaoke; Lafitte’s in Exile; 901 Bourbon Street; 7 p.m. 

Join DJ Kory and DJ Derek as they  play Karaoke at Lafittes in Exile. 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, January 18, 2018

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




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

COVEN is a New Orleans drag show like no other!  Witches! Vampires! Voodoo! Ghosts! All the dark, creepy, sexy vibes that make this town the town we love!  Featuring performances from our core cast members: Apostrophe, Franky, Garlic Junior, Visqueen and Haus DJ Vinsantos with Card Readings by The Mexican Witch and, of course, our EVOO stage kitten: Bennigan Applebee McFridayz.  $10 admission



Gear Party: Rawhide 2010; 740 Burgundy Street; 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.

It’s finally time to break out of the box, and 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.).  Rawhide is open to frolic in the dark with as many tools as you can carry!

Friday, January 19, 2018



Simply The Best – The Tina Turner Story featuring Anais St. John: Joy Theatre; 1200 Canal Street; 8 – 11 p..m.

Joy Theater and Jonathan Mares Productions are teaming up to present the debut of “Simply the Best: The Tina Turner Story” – a live tribute event featuring award winning singer Anaïs St. John. The follow up to producer Mares and singer St. John’s critically acclaimed Donna Summer Tribute which played at Joy Theater and Marigny Theater, the event will include performances of more than 15 of Tina Turner’s greatest hits, including What’s Love Got to Do With It, Simply the Best and Proud Mary. The event will also feature a 7 piece band, backup singers and dancers to help tell the dramatic story of the queen of Rock-n-Roll, Tina Turner. 

Anaïs St. John is an award winning vocalist, notable for her performances in her Donna Summer tribute.  For tickets, go to http://bit.ly/SimplyTheBestNOLATix.

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.



F*@k It Up – A Lit AF Drag Experience: The Goat; 1301 St. Bernard Ave.; 11 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Come out to F*@K IT UP: A Lit AF Drag Experience featuring a super special line up of some of your favorite DRAG QUEENS – Laveau Contraire, Franky, Auda Beaux Di, Gayle King Kong and hosted by Nicole Lynn Foxx.  Doors at 11PM / Show at MIDNIGHT / $10 cover

Saturday, January 20, 2018


It’s Showtime on Rampart: GrandPre’s; 834 N. Rampart St.; 10 p.m. 

This free drag show stars Moanalot Fontaine and Sable Nicole Starr who are the fabulous Southern Barbituates.



Exotique: The Four Seasons Bar; 3229 N. Causeway Blvd.; 10:30 p.m. 

This month’s themed is WHITE TRASH BASH. Free entry. Stars Taze-Ya Ballz, Morgan LeFay, Monique Michaels Alexander, Giselle Trivianni and Ashlee Ballz. 


Sunday, January 21, 2018



NOLA Softball League Opening Day Party: Good Friends Bar; 740 Dauphine Street; 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. 

Plan to come out for drinks and fun, as well as a 50/50 raffle and an auction to benefit the league charity.

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.

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

Play Bingo with hosts Opal Masters or Felicia Phillips 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.
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