Festively Gay Things To Do – January 29 – February 4, 2018

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Mardi Gras is almost upon us and the events are kicking into high gear.  Here are jus a few of the festively gay things to do this week.


Monday, January 22, 2018 



Horses, Hops and Cops 2018: NOPD Mounted Division Stables; City Park; 5 – 8 p.m.

Meet the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales at the annual Horses, Hops and Cops fundraiser.  A limited number of VIP tickets are available for sale. General admission is free for all ages. 

Guests will enjoy touring the stables, viewing the Clydesdales up close, and learning more about how the N.O.P.D. Mounted Division protects the City of New Orleans. Enjoy live music from The Wise Guys, shopping with local arts & crafts vendors, and fun kids activities. Food and beverages will be available for sale.  For tickets or more information, go to




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 30, 2018 – Sunday, February 4, 2018



An American In Paris: The Saenger Theatre; 111 Canal Street

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play in New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2017-2018 season.  Tickets for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS start at $30 at the Saenger Theatre Box Office (1111 Canal St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116), BroadwayInNewOrleans.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800) 982-2787.

Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Craig Lucas.

The score of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS includes the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “’S Wonderful,” “But Not For Me,” “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise,” and orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “Second Prelude,” “Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture” and “An American In Paris.”

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS won four 2015 Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama League Award for Best Musical, three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, and two Theatre World Awards.


Tuesday, January 30, 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 31, 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.



Razzle Dazzle: Hi-Ho Lounge; 2239 St. Claude Ave.; 9 – 11:30 p.m. 

Come out for a night of GLITZ and GLAMOUR featuring a stellar cast including Roxie Le Rouge, Lune Noirr, Juno Bilquis, Darling Darla James and hosted by Nicole Lynn Foxx!  Showtime @ 10pm / $10 Cover / 21+


Thursday, February 1, 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, February 2, 2018


Krewe of Cork Parade: Patrick’s Bar Vin; 730 Bienville Street; 3 – 5 p.m.

Mark your calendar for the Krewe of Cork parade! King Patrick will lead his krewe members in this French Quarter marching parade that will pass right in front of Patrick’s Bar Vin! Toast King Patrick, catch some beads and have fun.






New Orleans Radical Faeries Brigid Ball; Cafe Istanbul; 2372 St. Claude Ave.; 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

This year’s costume themed ball is Haute Hot Pink Mirror Ball.


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.


NOLA PAH Beer Bust – Puppy Gras Madness: The Phoenix; 941 Elysian Fields; 9 p.m. – midnight

Join NOLA PAH for their monthly beer bust! They are still celebrating the season with our Puppy Gras Beer Bust! Come decked out in your best outfits and have fun with us! They will have $10 all you can drink draft and $1 jello shots (or 6 for $5)!






Jock Strap Lube Wrestling: Always Lounge; 2240 St. Claude Avenue; 11 p.m.

 Come get soaking wet! Bodies strapped and sliding in lube just for you. But mostly for that CASH PRIZE OF $100!! And guess what? YOU CAN DO IT TOO!! DON’T FORGET, there is drag too.  Drag by: Chrysalis, Keeysha Bottoms, Franky and show producer, NEON Burgundy.Wrestling is open to any and everyone! Sign up the night of or simply send Miss NEON Burgundy a message beforehand. Yes, we do have jockstraps to provide and yes, you will $100 cash if you win. Doors at 11pm | Show at Midnight | Memories forever! $10 cover

Saturday, February 3, 2018



Krewe of Petronius Annual Bal Masque: The Pontchartrain Center; 4545 Williams Blvd.; 6:30 p.m.

Join the Krewe of Petronius for a SPECTACULAR EVENT! It’s their 57th Annual Ball Masque – BRAZILIAN DRAGONS, MOVING TO THE BEAT OF A DIFFERENT DRUM! From Elaborate Costumes, to Casa Samba, to Celebrity Entertainment, this is going to be a Night you won’t forget! We will dazzle and promise to entertain!  For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com.



Piano Bar: Good Friends Bar; 740 Duaphone Street; 4 – 7 p.m.

Songs and drinks and merriment all around with Trey Ming at the Piano! Come join us, upstairs at Good Friends, every Saturday from 4:00 – 7:00 PM.


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. 

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

Starring Princesse Stephanie, Regina Adams, Josie Mae Cotton and Opal Vanderhurst. 



Sunday, February 4, 2018



Krewe of Barkus 2018 – Game of Bones; Armstrong Park; 2 p.m. 

Come roll with the Mystic Krewe of Barkus! They start their reign of terror (or terriers) at Armstrong park at 2pm. Register for a spot to walk with the Krewe atbarkus.org






Synesthesia! Happy Hour Cabaret and T Dance: Always Lounge; 2240 St. Claude Avenue; 1:30 p.m.

SYNESTHESIA features , Quinn Laroux (drag), Gayle King Kong (drag), Ladee Lucerne (burlesque), Grand Mafun (burlesque), Scott Heron (dance), Cameron-Mitchell Ware (theater/cabaret) and hosted and produced by Mz. Asa Metric.  Doors at 1:30, show at 2:00 PM.  $8 Cover but No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds!

“SYNESTHESIA: the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body.”


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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