Imagine the splendor, the allure, the sheer extravagance of New Orleans nightlife. The vibrant streets pulse with energy as jazz melodies float through the air, beckoning you to join the revelry. Neon lights cast a kaleidoscope of colors upon the interiors of historic buildings, creating a mesmerizing backdrop for an evening of endless possibilities.

It's a scene straight out of a movie, where each corner holds the promise of adventure and excitement. And believe us, once you've tasted the intoxicating blend of music, laughter, and enchantment, those memories will play on repeat in your mind, like scenes from the most cherished film of your life.

We've curated a lineup that's second to none, from the enchanting showgirls of a Vivacious Miss Audacious production to the immersive Chappell Roan-themed dance parties. Whether you're drawn to the fabulous drag queens of The Last Drag Show on Earth or the uproarious comedy stylings of Jeez Loueez, we've got something for everyone.

As Beyoncé famously sang, "Been locked up in the house way too long, it's time to get it!" See y’all out there!


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Van Ella Bordella


Lola van Ella’s Van Ella Bordella

When: May 2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 23rd,30th at 7:00 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge and Cabaret in The Twilight Room

Tickets: $25-40

Age Restrictions: 21+

Enter the notorious halls of the Van Ella Bordella, a house of ill repute like no other. Join Madam Lola van Ella and her enchanting courtesans as they unveil tales from within this alluring Victorian-era brothel. Rich with history, this theatrical burlesque experience immerses you in a world of storytelling, featuring the most illustrious and versatile burlesque performers in the Crescent City.

Minx Burlesque

When: Every Sunday at 6:00 p.m.

Where: The Howlin’ Wolf

Tickets: $15-100

Age Restrictions: 21+

Step into the vibrant atmosphere of The Howlin’ Wolf and immerse yourself in the electrifying world of Minx Burlesque LIVE! Every Sunday, the stage ignites with an ever-changing lineup of performers, ensuring each show is a unique and exhilarating experience. From seductive strip teases that harken back to the golden age of burlesque, to daring circus acts that will leave you on the edge of your seat, and sidesplitting comedic brilliance that will have you roaring with laughter, Minx Burlesque promises to captivate and entertain every soul in the audience.

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Le Vampyre Cabaret

Le Vampyre Cabaret 

When: May 3rd at 10:30 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $20-50

Age Restrictions: 21+

Join a carnivorous coven of undead thespians at the Le Vampyre Cabaret! These Vaudevillian vampires, steeped in centuries of debauchery, now call New Orleans home. Amidst the endless nightlife and wandering tourists, they enchant audiences with live songs, captivating storytelling, and classic stripping!

Bella Blue’s Late-Night Burlesque  

When: May 3rd  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

The New Orleans High Society Hour

When: May 4th from 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $20-45

Age Restrictions: 21+

Immerse yourself in a night of vibrant live jazz as New Orleans High Society takes center stage, enveloping audiences in the rich melodies and rhythms of Jazz. Anchored by the sultry vocals of Angie Z, each performance becomes a mesmerizing journey through the city's musical heritage. Adding an extra layer of allure, Angie Z and her captivating cohorts infuse the evening with tantalizing burlesque performances, creating an unforgettable fusion of music and spectacle.

Psychedelic Speakeasy 

When: May 10th at 10:00 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $25-35

Age Restrictions: 21+

Explore a mesmerizing world of burlesque and performance art at the Psychedelic Speakeasy! Step into a realm of enchantment as The Allways Lounge & Cabaret morphs into a kaleidoscope of marvels. Delight in a tapestry of untold pleasures, vibrant hues, and daring performances! With each passing month, a fresh cast takes the stage, promising an unforgettable spectacle in the Twilight Room.


When: May 18th at 10:00 p.m.

Where: 12 Mile Limit

Tickets: No Bar Cover, peepshow prices vary!

Age Restrictions: 21+

Picture this: every third Saturday, 12 Mile Limit transforms into a realm of intrigue and excitement with the arrival of KEYHOLE, a traveling peepshow experience. As you step inside the striped tent, you're greeted by the enigmatic Sailem From Hell, ready to captivate you with their mesmerizing performance. With a cocktail in hand, you settle in for a night of unforgettable entertainment—a modern twist on the classic peepshow that's as thrilling as it is alluring.

Image Courtesy of Hotel Saint Vincent

Worship: A Burlesque Experience in Chapel Club

When: May 19th at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Hotel Saint Vincent

Tickets: $25-250

Age Restrictions: 21+

Presented by Elle Dorado in the Chapel Club of Hotel Saint Vincent, this exclusive and immersive show invites you to get up close and personal with both local and national burlesque starlets in one of the city's most iconic hotels. Offering an experience like no other, prepare to be dazzled and delighted in a way that will truly razzle your dazzle.


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LadyBeast Productions


LadyBEAST Productions Presents: Vaudeville Revival

When: May 26thth at 8:00 p.m.

Where: Joy Theater

Tickets: $40-75

Age Restrictions: 18+
LadyBEAST Productions is on a mission to bridge the gap between old-world acts and our modern-day audiences. With Vaudeville Revival, they're crafting a production that pays homage to the storied history of Vaudeville while infusing it with contemporary flair. Drawing inspiration from the powerful performances of the past that continue to resonate today, this incredible ensemble brings together the best of Vaudeville's musical and performance tropes. Expect a seamless fusion of traditional and contemporary elements, blending musicality, movement, and entertainment in a way that captivates audiences old and new. Get ready to experience the magic of Vaudeville Revival as it breathes new life into a cherished art form!



Last Drag Show on Earth 

When: May 5th at 9:00 p.m.

Where: Saturn Bar

Tickets: $5-15 (Nobody turned away for lack of funds!)

Age Restrictions: 21+

You're cordially invited to what could potentially be your very last chance to witness the art of drag! Join in on the fun at the Last Drag Show on Earth, hosted by the beloved Siren. Prepare for an unforgettable evening at the intimate Saturn Bar, nestled in the heart of the Bywater neighborhood. Featuring mesmerizing performances by Siren, Qween Quan, Virginia Slimjim, and Velma Blair, this promises to be the ultimate drag extravaganza that you absolutely can't miss.

Jock Strap Lube Wrestling

When: May 5th at 10:00 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $10-20

Age Restrictions: 21+

Experience a wild and exhilarating evening at the Jockstrap Lube Wrestling event! Attendees are in for the ultimate showdown as participants engage in battles within a slippery ring, clad only in their jockstraps. This unique spectacle promises to entertain and astonish! But the excitement doesn't end there—interspersed between rounds are live performances that will dazzle the audience. It's not just a tournament; it's a variety show as well. Wrestlers receive complimentary admission and are provided with a jockstrap for the event. The victor will walk away with a $100 prize and the coveted championship belt.

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Venusian Nights

Venusian Nights: A Drag & Burlesque Spectacle

When: May 11th at 10:30 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $15-20

Age Restrictions: 21+

Step into the mesmerizing world of Venusian Nights, nestled in the heart of New Orleans! Brace yourself for an evening filled with captivating performances and unforgettable moments that will transport you to realms of unparalleled glamour and camp. This event guarantees to whisk you away to a world of fantasy and extravagance. Prepare to be mesmerized by the extraordinary talent of drag performers and burlesque artists as they take center stage with their electrifying acts.


Bette Tittler's Broadville Follies

When: May 25th at 7:00 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $15-25

Age Restrictions: 21+

Don't miss an evening at Bette Tittler's Broadville Follies! Guests will experience a spectacular show featuring music, drag, dance, and sideshow, all set to a musical theater score! Witness the charm and wit of Bette Tittler and her talented troupe as they entertain with hilarious skits and show-stopping numbers. This event promises entertainment from start to finish.



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.

Photo courtesy of the Howlin’ Wolf
Comedy at the Howlin’ Wolf

Comedy Gumbeaux

When: Every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. 

Where: The 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, our stage has hosted comedy royalty alongside hilarious up-and-comers. Join us for an evening of laughter and surprises—you never know who might take the stage next!

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.

The Show That is Tonight with Jeez Loueez

When: May 8th at 9:30 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $8-15

Age Restrictions: 21+

Spend the night with award-winning entertainer Jeez Loueez for a one-of-a-kind comedy experience at The Show That is Tonight! Blending late-night talk show vibes with Wednesday night antics, Jeez interviews fascinating guests, engages the audience with ridiculous segments, and showcases the hottest talents in comedy, music, and art. With Sailem from Hell as the resident announcer & bandleader, get ready for a night of wacky fun every second Wednesday at Allways Lounge & Cabaret!

Ms. Pat – Ya Girl Done Made It

When: May 18th at 8:00 p.m.

Where: Joy Theater

Tickets: $29-69+

Age Restrictions: All Ages

Patricia Williams, also known as Ms. Pat, has been labeled "unforgiving and darkly hilarious" by The Washington Post and described as "brutally honest and outrageous" by The New York Times. She is a multifaceted entertainer, excelling as a comedian, author, radio host, podcaster, and actress. Through her work, she delivers a raw, in-your-face, and humorous perspective. With an Emmy-nominated multi-cam series inspired by her own life, a comprehensive deal with BET/Paramount Global, her widely popular debut Netflix special, and consistently sold-out stand-up performances across the nation, Ms. Pat is on the trajectory toward comedy superstardom.

Image Courtesy of Her Haus
Her Haus


Her Haus: Pink Pony Pub

When: May 3rd at 9:30 p.m.

Where: The Bourbon Pub & Parade

Tickets: No Cover

Age Restrictions: 21+

Are you Hot To Go to the Pink Pony Pub? It's a place where boys and girls can all be queens! So if Chappell Roan's music makes you squeal with glee, then grab your best Pink Pony Club attire and make your way to Bourbon Pub. You might find yourself asking, "Is it casual now?" but one thing's for sure—you won't be Naked in Manhattan. Prepare for the Femininonmenon!

Music Party Bike Ride

When: Weekly Friday & Saturday’s at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Downtown & French Quarter

Tickets: $35

Age Restrictions: 21+

Are you ready for a rolling party like no other? Catch the Music Party Bike Ride! It's not just a ride—it's a parade on wheels filled with music, lights, and unforgettable moments. Led by their charismatic DJ tour guide, you'll pedal through scenic sites like the French Quarter, Canal Street, and the Riverfront, making stops for photos, refreshments, and spontaneous dance breaks. Grab your friends, hop on your bikes, and get rolling into an epic night of fun and adventure!

The Big Bounce Fest

When: May 12th at 07:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Where: Link

Tickets: $60-1,100

Age Restrictions: 18+
Prepare for the ultimate party at Link commencing at 7:00 p.m.! Attendees are invited to dance the night away while reveling in live performances by Big Freedia, Ha Sizzle, Elm Boy Peg, & Ms. Tee. Additionally, Link offers delectable cuisine and refreshing beverages to enhance the festivities!

G Flip + Florrie

When: May 16th at 07:00 p.m.

Where: Tipitina’s  

Tickets: $20-150

Age Restrictions: 18+

Marching to the beat of your own DRUMMER? Well, get ready to catch G Flip and dance the night away to their new album, Drummer, on May 16th at Tipitina’s! With Florrie joining the lineup, this promises to be a night to remember!

Good Vibes Only “N.O.” Block Party

When: May 25th at 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Congo Square

Tickets: $0-65

Age Restrictions: 18+

Get set for an afternoon bursting with fun and excitement! Move to the rhythms of live DJs playing the freshest tunes while savoring delicious bites from local vendors. The Good Vibes Only Block Party is a celebration of positivity and community, offering a chance to make lasting memories with friends and neighbors. Whether you're a music lover, a foodie, or simply out for a good time, this event has something for everyone. Round up your crew, bring your positive vibes, and let's make it a day to remember!


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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