Every month, we unveil a tantalizing tasting menu, guiding you through the vibrant tapestry of New Orleans nightlife. And let us tell you, dear revelers, the task is never simple, for this city pulsates with an abundance of artistic fervor!

Yet, undaunted, we dive into the labyrinth of options, for New Orleans is a perpetual wellspring of entertainment, bubbling forth with delights to suit every fancy, at almost any hour of the day or night.

So, as we embark on this odyssey of choice, fear not! Sit back, loosen your purse strings, and let the rhythm of the city serenade you through a star-studded extravaganza of nocturnal delights.

From sultry Latin-inspired burlesque to immersive Lord of the Rings-themed raves, prepare to be transported beyond the mundane, as you indulge in the sheer ecstasy of witnessing these spectacular feats unfold before your very eyes.


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Van Ella Bordella


The Van Ella Bordella: A Storyville Burlesque

When: April 4th, 7th, 11th, 18th,20th,21st,25th with varying showtimes!

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $25-40

Age Restrictions: 21+

The Van Ella Bordella is an infamous house of ill repute. Join in as Madam Lola van Ella and her intoxicating and charming courtesans tell stories from inside this scintillating Victorian-era brothel. Filled with history, this is an immersive, theatrical, storytelling burlesque experience featuring the top-tier and multi-talented burlesque names in the Crescent City.

Trixie Minx’s Burlesque Ballroom

When: Every Friday Night at 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.

Where: The Jazz Playhouse

Tickets: $25

Age Restrictions: 21+

This spin on classic 1960s Bourbon Street burlesque pairs the historic live jazz band with the sultry art of the tease. Featuring a weekly rotating cast of soloists, this production is brought to you by Trixie Minx, a preeminent burlesque beauty who has been delighting audiences throughout the U.S., Europe, and Australia. Known for her comic-inspired striptease, this show is a classic treat.


When: April 13th at 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $25-40

Age Restrictions: 21+

Prepare to ignite the night with Ficheras as they set the stage ablaze with a live Latin band and captivating burlesque talents! Under the guidance of producer Gia Vaughna, the celebration of Latin culture comes alive with a rotating ensemble of enchanting burlesque performers. This month's spotlight shines on none other than the internationally acclaimed Tito Bonito, known as The Cuban Missile Crisis of Burlesque and celebrated as an award-winning entertainer. It's a night of fiery entertainment where the fusion of Latin rhythms and seductive performances, including a touch of boylesque, promises an unforgettable experience for all!

The Vivacious Burlesque Experience: LUSH

When: April 21st at 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Joy Theater

Tickets: $25-45

Age Restrictions: 21+

Get ready to be swept off your feet once again as the Vivacious Miss Audacious returns with The Vivacious Burlesque Experience: LUSH! Brace yourself for an extraordinary journey through the realms of entertainment as they push the boundaries of burlesque in this mesmerizing spectacle. Join them for a show-stopping extravaganza starring world-renowned stars of the stage, promising an evening of unparalleled glamour and allure. Get your tickets now for a night you won't soon forget!

Studio 504

When: April 25th at 10:30 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $20-30

Age Restrictions: 21+

Step into the electrifying embrace of Studio 504 as it brings the legendary disco haven to the vibrant streets of the Crescent City! Get ready for a night pulsating with the rhythm of disco fantasy, featuring an extraordinary lineup of burlesque and drag superstars. Don your glitziest disco attire and prepare to groove the night away at The Allways Lounge & Cabaret. VIP tables await with reserved seating and a tantalizing goodie bag to elevate your experience. It's time to unleash your inner disco diva and dance beneath the shimmering allure of the disco ball!



Swing Night!

When: Every Sunday Night Lessons at 8:00 p.m. and live band at 9:00 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $15

Age Restrictions: 21+

For those yearning to master the art of swing dancing or seasoned aficionados seeking to polish their skills, The Allways Lounge & Cabaret offers the perfect sanctuary every Sunday night. Under the expert guidance of instructors, attendees can immerse themselves in the captivating world of swing dancing. Join in and transform Sunday nights into a celebration of rhythm and the timeless elegance of swing at The Allways Lounge & Cabaret!

Vintage Rock Club

When: Every Friday & Saturday from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Where: Vintage Rock Club

Tickets: Door Cover

Age Restrictions: 21+

Vintage Rock Club stands as a nostalgic haven, offering patrons a unique throwback experience immersed in the music of yesteryears. As guests groove to the "best of the decades," they're treated to a visual feast on our expansive 185" video wall and large-screen TVs, showcasing throwback music videos, concert footage, and iconic movie clips. With a cocktail in hand, revelers dance their way through a journey of vintage favorites, creating unforgettable memories in an atmosphere steeped in retro charm.

Rhinestone Cowpoke: Queer Line Dancing Night

When: April 10th at 7:00 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $5

Age Restrictions: 21+

Attention all country queers! Mark your calendars for every second Wednesday of the month. It's time to lace up your boots, grab a cold one, and adorn yourself with your finest glitter 'stache. Prepare for a lively hoedown throwdown with the one and only Jeez Loueez, your instructor for the Rhinestone Cowpoke queer line-dancing night! Immerse yourself in a guided lesson covering basic two steps, scuffin', grapevinin', and plenty more. Jeezy's instruction makes it a breeze to follow along, with ample breaks for socializing, indulging in refreshments, and making new friends! Plus, the beloved country cutie bartender, Trish, ensures y’all stay hydrated while we're gyratin' to the rhythm!

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Hot Gloss Big Top Energy

Hot Gloss Presents: One Rave To Rule Them All

When: April 19th at 11 p.m.

Where: Poor Boys 

Tickets: $20 or $15 in Costume 

Age Restrictions: 21+

Make it a HOBBIT in your monthly routine by joining HotGloss for an unforgettable night of dancing, featuring a lineup of DJs spinning from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.! This month's extravaganza promises to transport you to Middle-Earth with a Lord of The Rings-inspired rave that rules them all. As the divas take the stage at midnight to breathe life into the party, don't forget to dress up in your finest costumes—after all, they're always encouraged at HotGloss. Get ready to dance the night away as the festivities burn on into the early hours of the morning, leaving you with memories to cherish until the next monthly twirl!

HUSTLE w/ DJ Soul Sister

When: April 20th at 11:00 p.m.

Where: Hi-Ho Lounge

Tickets: $10

Age Restrictions: 21+

DJ Soul Sister, an internationally renowned veteran in the realm of DJ artists, boasts an extensive vinyl collection that has garnered recognition, earning her a place in the esteemed book Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting. Hailing from New Orleans, Soul Sister has graced the airwaves with her Soul Power show on WWOZ FM for more than 25 years. Her influence extends globally through internationally-aired radio programs on platforms such as Sonos Radio and Worldwide FM. With a passion for crate digging and vinyl collecting since the tender age of six, Soul Sister's expertise shines through as she spins tunes that set the stage for unforgettable nights of revelry.

Rebecca Todd
Oz New Orleans


Show Night: The Ladies of OZ

When: Every Wednesday & Sunday at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Oz New Orleans

Tickets: No Cover

Age Restrictions: 21+

Oz, the proud winner of the 2022 Gay Appreciation Awards for "Best Show Club," invites you to experience the magic of Show Night, happening every Wednesday and Sunday! Prepare to be dazzled as the fabulous ladies of Oz take the stage, accompanied by the beats of DJ Tim Pflueger. Feast your eyes on a stellar lineup featuring the incomparable talents of ChiChi Rodriquez, Connie Hung, Dominique DeLorean, Anastacia Davenport, Ivy Dripp, Mistie Bonet, and London Manchester It's a night filled with glamour, charisma, and unforgettable performances that will leave you craving more. Don't miss out on the electrifying energy of Show Night at Oz!

Freaky Friday’s

When: Every Friday night at 8:00 p.m.

Where: Oz New Orleans

Tickets: $5

Age Restrictions: 21+

Every Friday, there's only one place to be, and that's Oz New Orleans! Join hosts Ivy Dripp and JoJo for the one-of-a-kind "Freaky Fridays" extravaganza, where the bizarre becomes beautiful and the unexpected is celebrated. Prepare yourself for a spectacular showcase of strange attractions that will ignite your senses and leave you mesmerized. Don't miss out on the electrifying energy and unparalleled excitement of "Freaky Fridays" at Oz New Orleans!

The Last Drag Show on Earth

When: April 4th at 9:00 p.m. (Every first Thursday of each month!)

Where: Saturn Bar

Tickets: $5-15 (No one turned away for lack of funds!)

Age Restrictions: 21+

In the heart of New Orleans' vibrant Bywater neighborhood, the renowned Siren invites you to experience the Last Drag Show on Earth at the cozy Saturn Bar. This intimate dive bar promises a night of unbridled fun and queer celebration, featuring Siren alongside the dazzling talents of Laveau Contraire, Nebula Omega, and Miss Smokestack Lightning. It's a one-of-a-kind event that may just mark the end of an era, so don't miss out on this unforgettable spectacle of art, community, and boundless self-expression.

SLAAP’D Cabaret: SlAAPlantis

When: April 19th at 8:00 p.m.

Where: Saturn Bar

Tickets: $5-10 (Nobody turned away for lack of funds!)

Age Restrictions: 21+

Dive in and discover the lost city of SLAAPlantis where you will find yourself in an enchanting evening of pure drag enchantment at SLAAP’D Cabaret! Hosted by the fabulous Ariel Androgyny and the charismatic Miss Smokestack Lightning, Saturn Bar is set to ignite with laughter, glamour, and campy comedy. This cherished drag extravaganza guarantees a delightful fusion of entertainment that will undoubtedly leave you craving for more. Don't miss out on this unforgettable night of dazzling performances and infectious fun!


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Venusian Nights

Venusian Nights: A Drag & Burlesque Spectacle

When: April 27th at 10:30 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $15-20

Age Restrictions: 21+

Immerse yourself in the enchanting allure of Venusian Nights right in the heart of New Orleans! Prepare for an evening of spellbinding performances and indelible memories that will transport you to realms of unparalleled glamour and camp. This event promises to whisk you away to a world of fantasy and extravagance. Get ready to be enthralled by the most talented drag performers and burlesque artists as they command the stage with their electrifying acts.


Comedy Knockout

When: Weekly on Sundays at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Comedy House New Orleans

Tickets: $20-120

Age Restrictions: 18+

Introducing Comedy Knockout, an original production by Comedy House New Orleans that promises to keep you on the edge of your seat! Step into the arena of stand-up comedy competition where only the sharpest wit survives. Winners earn the spotlight while the less fortunate bid farewell. Get ready for a hilarious showdown where laughter reigns supreme and only the funniest emerge victorious!

Proving Ground  

When: Weekly on Sundays from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Where: Hi-Ho Lounge

Tickets: Free

Age Restrictions: 21+

Get ready to tickle your funny bone and unwind with uproarious laughter at the Hi-Ho Lounge, where comedy takes center stage every week. Situated in the eclectic Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, this dynamic venue hosts a lively stand-up comedy open mix and showcase that promises an evening of entertainment like no other. Whether you're a comedy connoisseur or simply seeking a good time, join them for a night filled with hilarious performances, spontaneous laughs, and unforgettable moments shared with friends old and new. Come be a part of the laughter and let the good times roll at the Hi-Ho Lounge!



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Comedy at the Howlin’ Wolf

Comedy Beast

When: Every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. 

WhereThe Howlin’ Wolf

Tickets: $5

Age Restrictions: 18+

Every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m., Comedy Beast at Howlin' Wolf invites guests to join in for a night of laughter. For only $5, attendees can enjoy all the comedic entertainment they need to start their week off right. Who wouldn't relish an evening filled with laughter, leaving them with a bellyache from being on the edge of their seat?

The List

When: Every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.

Where: Mags 940

Tickets: Free

Age Restrictions: 21+

Embark on a laughter-filled journey at a free open mic stand-up comedy showcase in New Orleans, featuring the unmatched talents of local comedians. All are welcome, from familiar faces to first-timers, as long as they add their names to THE LIST. It's an opportunity for individuals to showcase their wit and humor, leaving a lasting impression on an engaged audience. Join in the fun and witness the comedic prowess of New Orleans' finest at this unforgettable comedy event!

Comedy Gumbeaux

When: Every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. 

WhereThe Howlin’ Wolf

Tickets: $10-60

Age Restrictions: 18+

Get ready for a rib-tickling extravaganza at Comedy Gumbeaux, nestled in the heart of New Orleans! For over a decade, this illustrious showcase has spotlighted the world's most talented comedians. From the likes of Tiffany Haddish and Hannibal Buress to Mark Valley and Baratunde Thurston, this stage has hosted comedy royalty alongside hilarious up-and-comers. Join in for an evening of laughter and surprises—you never know who might take the stage next!

A few final tips: 

1. Fuel the fun and cheer if you see something you like!

2. Tip your performers! Bring your $1s, 5s, 10s, and 20s! 

3. Consent! Do not touch those performing for you without it. (This also goes for your involvement in their acts!)

4. Things that come off do not belong to you! If you catch a falling star, please do not put it in your pocket. 

5. Share the experience on social & tag them! It’s called social media marketing, duh.


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