Festively Gay Things To Do: January 8 – 14, 2018

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We are well into the new year and we have officially started carnival season.  So that means that there is going to be lots more Festively Gay Things To Do.  So enjoy a few of these fun ones.   

Monday, January 8, 2018



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.









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, January 9, 2018




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.



V Is For Vinyl: The Always Lounge; 2240 St. Claude Avenue; 9 p.m. – midnight

The kings and queens of Cycle V are hoping to take you back to a time when things were simpler.  Picture it, the year is 1950. The war is over, there are plenty of pantyhose for everyone. Everything is black and white. No one has smartphones or social media. Most people don’t have rights. It’s normal to eat jello filled with meat.  But the music is great!  Old Broadway. Girl groups. Motown. Early Rock. Join Cycle V as we take you on a ride through the world of retro drag. It’ll be one for the records that you won’t want to skip. Doors: 8 p.m., Show: 9 p.m., Cover: $8.  Cohosted by Smokestack Lightnin’ and Quinn Laroux.  Featuring Dede Onassis, Duchess Ovens, Cece V Dementhe and Sir Ren Dipity.

Wednesday, January 10, 2017



NOAGE’s Potluck Dinner: The Drifter Hotel; 3522 Tulane Avenue; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

January’s potluck will be at The Drifter Hotel! Come make a friend, come network, come eat some bodacious food! There will be a cash bar.




You Better Sing Karaoke; Lafitte’s in Exile; 740 Dauphine Street; 7 p.m. 

Join DJ Kory and DJ Derek as they  play Karaoke at Lafitte’s 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 11, 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



NOLA’s Got Talent Cycle 3: The Four Seasons Bar; 3229 N. Causeway Blvd.; 9:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.

Last year was such a success that they have 4 new Carnival Kings to tantalize and tease your senses. Show starts at 10:30 p.m. doors open 9:30 p.m.





Friday, January 12, 2018



The Lords of Leather Carnival Season Beer Bust: The Phoenix; 941 Elysian Fields Ave.; 9:30 p.m. – midnight

$10 bottomless keg beer with sodas, snacks, and of course, $1 Jello Shots all in support The Lords of Leather Bal Masque XXXV by participating!




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.



Parker Simon Acoustic Performance: Mags 940; 940 Elysian Fields; 9 p.m. 

From Tulsa, Oklahoma, Parker Simon is a pop singer-songwriter, musician and premature baby doctor. Known for his electrifying sound, Parker builds from his gospel roots to create melodies reminiscent of cornerstone pop stars of the 80’s and early 90’s. As his songwriting flourishes, Parker remains as keenly aware of contemporary pop stars as those who paved the road before them. When incorporating his influences, Parker’s songs draw from the strengths of each, infusing classic pop songwriting with a soulful urgency that ties back to his gospel roots to create a danceable, R&B-pop hybrid with electronic elements. His connection to the piano and ballad structures, however, ensures Parker will always retain the key characteristics that tie his core songwriting abilities back to iconic singer-songwriters, even when following the direction of his dance and R&B sensibilities.

 In 2017, Parker Simon is releasing his sophomore album, entitled “Live Poet”.  His debut EP Blow It Up, was released in 2013.   From that album, his single, “It’s Going Down”, was featured on the Hollister stores Spring Break Playlist in 2012.



Jock Strap Lube Wrestling: The Always Lounge; 2240 Set. Claude Avenue; 11 p.m. m- 2 a.m. 

Come out to JSLW featuring amazing drag and as always, the most crowd engaging show as every and anyone have the chance to compete on stage for a $100 cash prize. Jock Straps provided.  Drag By: Annie Bacterial, SIREN, Gayle King Kong and producer NEON Burgundy.  Wrestlers sign up the night of or message Miss NEON Burgundy if you have questions!

Saturday, January 13, 2018



NOAGE Coffee Talk – Out for Queer Blood: The Healing Center; 2372 St. Claude Ave.; 10  – 11:30 a.m. 

In Room #250 of the New Orleans Healing Center. New Orleans author, Clayton Delery will discuss his book, Out for Queer Blood.

“On a September night in 1958, three New Orleans college students went looking for a gay man to assault. They chose Fernando Rios, who died from the beating he received. In perhaps the earliest example of the ‘gay panic’ defense, the three defendants argued that they had no choice but to beat Rios because he had made an ‘improper advance.’ When the jury acquitted the three, the courtroom cheered. The author offers a detailed examination of the murder and the trial.”

About the Moderator

Clayton Delery, a retired teacher from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts previously published The Up Stairs Lounge Arson, which was named Book of the Year by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in 2015. He lives in New Orleans.



Parker Simon Acoustic Performance: The Four Seasons Bar; 3229 N. Causeway Blvd.; 9 p.m. 

In 2017, Parker Simon is releasing his sophomore album, entitled “Live Poet” and is premiering a song about NOLA.






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

The show stars Countess, Lana, Brittany, Alexa with special performances by Ginger and Analia. 






Goddesses in Bodices – Dames de parlay Exhibit Opening: The Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture; 1010 Conti Street; 6 – 8 p.m. 

The all-female marching krewe, Dames de Perlage, has been chosen to display its hand-stitched beaded bustiers and headdresses at the Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture in the French Quarter. The exhibit opens January 13, 2018.

Mardi Gras Museum covers the history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, displaying one of a kind costumes from the Carl Mack collection, and showing an evolution of design and thought while maintaining tradition. 



Big Wig Ball: Opera Guild Home; 2504 Prytania Street; 7 – 10 p.m. 

Grab a wig and kick off Carnival season opera style at the second annual Big Wig Ball. Chaired by Midori Tajiri-Byrd, the event will feature sweet treats, champagne, music, a raffle for coveted prizes and a wig contest to crown New Orleans’ official “Big Wig 2018.”

This year’s event is themed “HAIRajuku” and takes guests to the fashion district of Tokyo, Japan. Guests are encouraged to don their biggest, most elaborate wigs to kick off Mardi Gras. WIGS ENCOURAGED, costume OR cocktail attire required. 

*Event benefits free Student Night Out at the Opera! 

Tickets are $50 for an individual or $95 for a couple. This event is presented by Sylvain Society Young Professionals. Purchase tickets here: http://neworleansopera.org/news/big-wig-ball-hairajuku/

Sunday, January 14, 2018



Soup and Salad Sunday: GrandPre’s; 834 N. Rampart St.; 1 – 4 p.m. 

SOUP FOR YOU! Lord King 33, Kelley Terry, is an amazing chef! But so are many of their supporters and members! Join the Lords of Leather for Kelley’s annual “Feast” by submitting an entry for the contest and/or coming out to chow down! Not only have a great meal with wonderful people but for a great cause (Bal Masque XXXV)!  This is a festival competition of soups, salads and breads.  Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and guarantees you all the soup, salad and bread you can eat.  You can also submit an entry into the competition.  There is no entry fee to compete.  For more information or tickets, call 504-913-5191.

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 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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