Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant heartbeat of New Orleans! Renowned as a cultural dynamo and a melting pot of food, music, art, and entertainment, our city is about to set your nights ablaze.

If you've been exploring our website, you've already caught a glimpse, but for our newcomers, let's dive into the exhilarating world of February nightlife. From electrifying live music to tantalizing burlesque, this month is a spectacle of energy, and did we mention it's Carnival Season? Happy Mardi Gras, Y’all!

So, fasten your seatbelts because the nightlife scene here is as dynamic and eclectic as our legendary food and beverage offerings. Get ready to be inspired by the pulse of New Orleans after dark!

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Trixie Minx – Burlesque Ballroom


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.

Bella Blue’s Late-Night Burlesque

When: February 2nd and 16th from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Where: Palm & Pine

Tickets: $25 deposit for a dining reservation

Age Restrictions: 18+

Classic favorites from the Pine Bar and Palm & Pine Kitchen will be available during this late-night treat. Serving up their iconic Spicy Chicken Sandwich, this pairing gets even sexier with Bella Blue twirling through the room, performing Burlesque for this up-close and personal dining experience.

Lola van Ella’s Van Ella Bordella

When: February 1st, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, and 29th at 7:00 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge and Cabaret in The Twilight Room

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.

Mz. Juno’s Inferno Burlesque

When: February 24th at 9:00 p.m.

Where: House of Blues New Orleans

Tickets: $11-36

Age Restrictions: 18+

Feel the flames of Inferno Burlesque as Mz. Juno brings you big, bold, and babe-filled burlesque artistry to the main stage of the House of Blues New Orleans. Iconic headliners will leave you breathless as they heat up the night.

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Vivacious Burlesque Experience

Vivacious Miss Audacious Presents KAPOW!

When: February 24th at 10:00 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $25-45

Age Restrictions: 21+

A powerhouse entertainment experience brought to you by the vivacious Miss Audacious! With a rotating cast of burlesque, drag, and variety acts, this show packs one major punch. KAPOW!


Last Drag Show On Earth

When: February 1st at 9:00 p.m.

Where: Saturn Bar

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

Age Restrictions: 21+

Local legend of the drag and DJ scene in New Orleans, our dear Siren brings you what we know as the Last Drag Show on Earth. Tucked away in Saturn Bar in the Bywater neighborhood, this small dive bar will win your heart with its fun-loving crowds and queer embrace. Starring Siren, Vanessa Carr Kennedy, Eddie Lockwood, and Virginia Slim Jim, don’t sleep on this one—it might just be the last one of its kind.

Choke Hole: Qasino

When: February 2nd and 3rd at

Where: Zony Mash!

Tickets: $35-40

Age Restrictions: 18+

Dive into the world of Choke Hole, where this extreme drag wrestling group will be serving up intergalactic sports betting at Zony Mash! The wrestler lineup includes Brigitte Bidet, Garlic Junior, Jocelyn Change, Raid, Miss Toto, Lexis D’ville, London Manchester, Laveau Contraire, Deep Sea Double, Otto Von Blotto, Virginia Slim Jim, Gieza Poke, Jassy, Visqueen, and Gorleenyah!

Qween Quan’s Luminal Lux Cabaret

When: February 5th and 19th at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Courtyard Brewery

Tickets: $10-20

Age Restrictions: 18+

This cabaret is a night filled with enchantment and blossoms into a mesmerizing world of variety acts where all things sing luxury! Featuring industry night specials, find the show in the Lower Garden District at the Liminal Space within The Courtyard Brewery.


Comedy Knockout

When: Weekly on Sundays

Where: Comedy House New Orleans

Tickets: $20-120

Age Restrictions: 18+

This Comedy House original brings you Comedy Knockout, where you will find yourself witness to a stand-up comedy competition where winners stay and the losers... leave.

Proving Ground  

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

Where: Hi-Ho Lounge

Tickets: Free

Age Restrictions: 21+

Laughs are always served up weekly at the Hi-Ho Lounge for this stand-up comedy open mix and showcase located in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans.

Maura Lindsey, Courtesy of GrrlSpot



When: February 2nd starting at 7:00 p.m. 

Where: Toulouse Theater

Tickets: $10-20

Age Restrictions: 18+

GRRLSPOT is back with another epic night of Mardi Gras season dancing! Get ready for big Queer energy and loads of wild vibes. Catch That Girl DJ and more, with performances by Jeez Loueez and Simone Del Mar.

Vintage Rock Club Presents: Sixties Groove

When: February 2nd starting at 9:00 p.m. 

Where: Vintage Rock Club

Tickets: Door Cover

Age Restrictions: 21+

In celebration of a decade of groove, the team at Vintage Rock Club is launching their First Fridays series by welcoming back the swinging '60s! Put on your hip-twisting best and hit the dance floor, y'all! Welcome to the '60s!

HerHaus: Mystique Mingle

When: February 2nd starting at 9:00 p.m.

Where: The Bourbon Pub & Parade 

Tickets: No Cover

Age Restrictions: 21+

HerHaus returns with another femme-focused night of dancing! Are you struggling to figure out who's open to flirtation? Who's already taken? Or perhaps you're looking to make new friends to join you on the parade route this year?! Don't worry, they've got you covered. Decide whether you're feeling purple, green, or gold this year as you enter, then head upstairs to groove to some NOLA Bounce & Mardi Gras House with DJ @avramusic.

ASCEN DE FLO: Mardi Gras Ball

When: February 3rd starting at 10:00 p.m. 

Where: 1104 Decatur St. 

Tickets: $35-42

Age Restrictions: 21+ all genders event!

Ascendance is teaming up for a spectacular event at the BIG BIG BALL this year alongside Set De Flo. Ascendance, a collective of artists of color, has dedicated the past six years to a collaborative creative ethos, focusing on hosting events that directly address community needs and desires. This late-night rave boasts an eight-hour marathon across two dance floors, with costumes strongly encouraged in the theme of technology, science fiction, and Afrofuturism. Featuring a lineup of 12 DJs, this is an event you absolutely cannot miss!

Dad’s Ball

When: February 10th Starting at 9:00 p.m. 

Where: Historic Carver Theater  

Tickets: $50-150

Age Restrictions: 21+

The Mystic Krewe of Dads is back again, presenting an exploration of the allegories of ancient mythologies and their connection to the cosmos. Join them on Homo’s Odyssey and prepare to slay the house down, Zeus! Think of an interstellar pageant with a classical twist. This year's royalty includes the iconic AYAA, Fatsy Cline, Lady Lucerne, Puddin Taine, Sonali, Qween Quan, and Bijoux.

Euphoric Mardi Gras

When: February 11th starting at 9:00 p.m. 

Where: Café Istanbul

Tickets: $35-42

Age Restrictions: 21+

Step into the glamorous world of Euforic, where the spirit of Studio 54 collides with pulsating beats, crafting a night of pure euphoria. Visitors prepare to sway under shimmering lights to the irresistible rhythm of dance music, enveloped by an aura of retro allure. Euforic guarantees an evening brimming with surprises, whisking guests away to a bygone era of glittering disco balls and boundless joy.

Robin Barnes Performs at the Peacock Lounge
Looking for more live music picks? Check out our top recs for February 2024.


Da Love Birds

When: Every Thursday 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Where: The Peacock Room

Tickets: Reservation Only

Check out the romantic duo Robin Barnes and Pat Casey as they share their love for each other and the art of music at the Peacock Room. This evening offers dining and cocktails while being serenaded in an eclectic lounge. It might just spark love for you and that special someone, but it's also an amazing night out with your besties.

Galactic Ft. Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph

When: February 2nd at 10:00 p.m.

Where: Tipitina’s

Tickets: $32

Age Restrictions: 18+

Since 1977, this ICONIC music venue has been graced by local and national music legends and geniuses. Currently owned by the members of the jam band Galactic, this spot is a great place to escape the bustle of the French Quarter and enjoy a vibrant evening of music, drinks, and dancing in this quiet corner of Uptown.

Freedia Gras with Big Freedia

When: February 8th at 10:00 p.m.

Where: Tipitina’s

Tickets: $20

Age Restrictions: 18+

You already know that when it comes to Big Freedia, we are ready to bounce our way down to pop off with this local icon. Blessing not only the city of New Orleans but millions with their legendary music, with notable features like 'Break My Soul' by none other than the Queen Bee herself, Beyoncé. We hope this underscores why you shouldn't be sleeping on a classic if you miss these tickets.


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! 

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