Festively Gay Things To Do – January 22 – 28, 2018

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It’s Carnival season in New Orleans and everyone’s attention is gearing up fgfor the parades, balls and costuming.  In addition to the Mardi Gras fun, here are just a few of the Festively Gay Things To Do this week. 


Monday, January 22, 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 23, 2018



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 24, 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 25, 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




Friday, January 26, 2018



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.



Showstoppers Cabaret – Cinematic: Always Lounge; 2240 St. Claude Avenue; 9 – 11:30 p.m. 

Showstoppers Cabaret is going HOLLYWOOD this month. From You Disney tributes to Camp classiques. 9 pm doors, 10 pm show.  Cover is $10.  Cast: Annie Bacterial, Tarah Cards, Chrysalis, Kimberly Clark, Darling Darla James, Quinn Laroux, Lefty Lucy, Mz. Asa Metric, Lune Noirr and Hosted by Dede Onassis.


Prep School: Santos Bar; 1135 Decatur Street; 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. 


CAB (Community Advisory Board) and High Profile have teamed up to bring you : PrEP SCHOOL.  Their New Orleans PrEP Navigators will be on site to give you a sexual reeducation, and this ISN’T a laughing matter.   Get caught breaking our rules and you’ll be sent straight to the Dance Floor Detention Center.

Saturday, January 27, 2018



Krewe of Stars Show Ball 2: Jefferson Performing Arts Center; 6400 Airline Drive; 7 p.m. 

The mission of the Krewe of Stars is to encourage, nurture and promote the talents of the New Orleans performance arts community.  The Krewe of Stars shall produce a star-studded evening of Mardi Gras fun, in the tradition of a Mardi Gras Tableau Ball, where “stars of the community” are recognized by their peers for outstanding contribution in theater, music, media and the arts.

This year’s King and Queen is Irma Thomas and Al Carnival Time Johnson.  For tickets, go to www.kreweofstars.com.



MardiGrrl Spot Masquerade: 516 Frenchman Street; 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Join GrrlSpot and the sexiest, most mysterious queer folx in NOLA for our 6th annual post-Krewe du Vieux, Mardi Gras Masquerade dance party. Featuring:

– DJ Natty Boom

– DJ Alex D. – visiting us from Los Angeles!

– Doors @ 8pm (or after the parade, whichever comes first), $7 Cover, 8+

Dress code: costume, casual, or however you feel most comfortable! Masks are highly encouraged, but not required. 


Sunday, January 28, 2018



King Cake Festival: Champion Square; LaSalle Street; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Presenting the fourth annual King Cake Festival – a celebration benefitting Ochsner Hospital For Children. Spend the day strolling Champions Square and sampling Louisiana’s finest King Cakes from the greatest bakers in the area! The Festival is Free and open to the public!

For more information regarding tasting tickets, VIP tickets, the Gladiator Rep Run and Family Fun Run, or all things King Cake Festival, please visitwww.kingcakefestival.org


Divas at the Dive: Kajun’s Pub; 2256 St. Claude; 5 p.m.

Vanessa Carr performs lives until 6:30 p.m. then come sign karaoke with your favorite drag queens until 8 p.m.



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.
Tony Leggio

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