As the sun sets in New Orleans, it's not just the summer heat that sizzles—it's the vibrant nightlife that truly comes alive. In June, the Crescent City's nightlife remains as dynamic as ever, tucked away in theaters, bars, and event spaces throughout the city, where performers, dance parties, and uproarious laughter await.

So pack your pockets with dollars, grab a drink, and brace yourself for the pulsating energy of the nightlife scene. From electrifying performances to bustling dance floors, New Orleans offers an unforgettable array of entertainment that ignites the night.

Paul Broussard
New Orleans Pride

And amidst it all, let's celebrate PRIDE month with New Orleans' inclusive Everyone’s Welcome Here spirit, spreading love and support for the LGBTQ+ community across the city.

While you're here for Pride Month, why not dive into more than just the nightlife? Explore our offerings, including LGBTQ+ Itineraries, LGBTQ+ Events, LGBTQ+ Insider Information, LGBTQ+ New Orleans History, and our Ultimate Guide to Pride.

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Drag

Show Night: The Ladies of OZ

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

Where: Oz New Orleans

Tickets: FREE

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 Fridays

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!

 

Talent Tuesday

When: Every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.

Where: Oz New Orleans

Tickets: FREE

Age Restrictions: 21+

Hosted by Debbie With A D, every Tuesday night at OZ nightclub features a dazzling lineup of performers, including drag queens, kings, burlesque acts, comedy, live vocals, and more! Experience the excitement as they compete for a cash prize, with your vote helping to crown the winner and make dreams come true!

 

Last Drag Show on Earth 

When: June 6th at 9:00 p.m.

Where: Saturn Bar

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

Age Restrictions: 21+

You are invited to what may be your final opportunity to witness the artistry of drag! Join 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.

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Venusian Nights

Venusian Nights: A Drag & Burlesque Spectacle

When: June 7th 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.

 

That’s Aught: A 2000’s Revue

When: June 8th at 11:00 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $15

Age Restrictions: 21+

eNVy presents a nostalgic 2000s revue filled with drag shenanigans and comedic brilliance. Relive your favorite iconic moments from the 2000s with a stellar lineup featuring Virginia SlimJim, Nebula Omega, Prytania Wrexx, Velma Vlair, Lexis Redd D'ville, and Puss C Savage.

 

Life is a Drag

When: June 8th at 6:00 p.m.

Where: The Chloe

Tickets: $100

Age Restrictions: 21+

Attend the debut "Life is a Drag" fundraiser at the Chloe Hotel and show your support with DJ Legatron Prime spinning. Indulge in cocktails, food, and the chic ambiance of the Chloe Hotel, all while catching exciting drag acts, contributing to a great cause.

 

SLAAP’D Cabaret: Into the Country

When: June 28th at 8:00 p.m.

Where: Saturn Bar

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

Age Restrictions: 21+

Head own down to the country at SLAAP'D Cabaret, where an evening of pure drag enchantment awaits. Hosted by the fabulous Ariel Androgyny and the charismatic Miss Smokestack Lightning, Saturn Bar will be ablaze with laughter, glamour, and campy comedy. This beloved drag extravaganza promises a delightful fusion of entertainment that will leave you yearning for more. Don't miss out on this unforgettable night of dazzling performances and infectious fun!

 

KAPOW

When: June 29th at 10:00 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $25-45

Age Restrictions: 21+

Launch into the world of powerhouse entertainment with Vivacious Miss Audacious as she presents KAPOW! This extraordinary show features a rotating cast of burlesque, drag, and variety artists who deliver performances that are nothing short of spectacular. Each event is a dynamic fusion of high-energy acts, showcasing performers who bring their unique flair and charisma to the stage. Whether you're drawn to dazzling burlesque routines, captivating drag performances, or thrilling variety acts, KAPOW guarantees an unforgettable evening of entertainment.

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Van Ella Bordella

Burlesque

Lola van Ella’s Van Ella Bordella

When: June 1st, 2nd, 6th, 9th, 13th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, and 27th  at 7:00 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge and Cabaret in The Twilight Room

Tickets: $25-40

Age Restrictions: 21+

Step into the infamous Van Ella Bordella, an unparalleled house of ill repute, where Madam Lola van Ella and her captivating courtesans reveal stories from this enchanting Victorian-era brothel. This rich, historical burlesque performance immerses the audience in a world of storytelling, showcasing the most distinguished 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.

 

The New Orleans High Society Hour

When: June 1st at 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $20-45

Age Restrictions: 21+

Experience a vibrant evening of live jazz as New Orleans High Society commands the stage, enveloping the audience in the rich melodies and rhythms of Jazz. Led by the sultry vocals of Angie Z, each performance unfolds as a mesmerizing journey through the city's musical legacy. Infusing an extra layer of allure, Angie Z and her captivating cohorts blend tantalizing burlesque performances into the night, creating an unforgettable fusion of music and spectacle.

 

Hearts & ‘Tails

When: June 26th

Where: Borasso Spirits

Tickets: $30

Age Restrictions: 21+

Join Honey Tangerine Productions at Borasso Spirits for an unforgettable evening of cocktail pairing and burlesque! Experience a curated lineup of live entertainment perfectly complemented by Borasso's circle B menu. Advance ticket holders will enjoy a flight of three cocktails featuring Borasso's signature spirits, with burlesque performers presenting corresponding acts throughout the tasting room. Hearts and 'Tails Burlesque promises an intimate and delightful night!

The Dirty Dime Peepshow

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

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $25

Age Restrictions: 21+

Bella Blue revives The Dirty Dime Peepshow, where burlesque reigns supreme and all-stars shine brightly. Featuring tantalizing performances and a hearty dose of grit, this classic show breathes new life into the artistry of burlesque. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience!

 

Ficheras

When: June 8th at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $25-40

Age Restrictions: 21+

Get ready to ignite the night with Ficheras, where a live Latin band and captivating burlesque talents set the stage ablaze! Produced by Gia Vaughna, this celebration of Latin culture comes to life with a dynamic ensemble of enchanting burlesque performers.

 

Transcendence

When: June 14th at 10:00 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $25-100

Age Restrictions: 21+

Prettie Boi Presents a Pride Month celebration honoring the trans community, featuring a dazzling showcase of burlesque, drag, comedy, and live vocals. Prepare to transcend boundaries, embrace bold living, and immerse yourself in the glamour and artistry unfolding before you!

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Worship: A Burlesque Experience in Chapel Club

When: June 16th at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Hotel Saint Vincent

Tickets: $25-250

Age Restrictions: 21+

Presented by Elle Dorado at the Chapel Club of Hotel Saint Vincent, this exclusive and immersive show invites guests to get up close and personal with local and national burlesque starlets in one of the city's most iconic hotels. Offering a unique experience, prepare to be dazzled and delighted in a way that will truly razzle your dazzle.

 

The Rodeo: A Wild West Burlesque Adventure

When: June 22nd at 10:00 p.m.

Where: The Allways Lounge & Cabaret

Tickets: $10-20

Age Restrictions: 21+

For one night only, Mz Juno presents "The Rodeo," a burlesque adventure with a wild West twist! Get ready to twirl those lassos because this evening will be overflowing with Western fantasy. Featuring appearances by La Reina, Trombone Squirty, Qween Quan, Takillya Sunrise, Chatty The Mime, and many more!

 

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Tangerine Dreams

Tangerine Dreams

When: June 30th

Where: The Domino

Tickets: $5-15

Age Restrictions: 21+

Tangerine Dreams offers a unique avant-garde burlesque experience, showcasing a diverse lineup of local, national, and international burlesque and variety performers. Known for pushing artistic boundaries and engaging with the audience, Tangerine Dreams is where the weird and wonderful collide. Each month, the meticulously curated show blends classic, neo, and nerdlesque into a spectacle like no other.

 

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Her Haus

Dancing

Her Haus Pride Femme Fest

When: June 7th through 9th starting at 9:00 p.m.

Where: Multiple Locations

Tickets: $20-120

Age Restrictions: 21+

Live it up for three days of nonstop Pride celebrations HER HAUS STYLE! For the first time ever, weekend passes are available, allowing attendees to indulge in dancing, performances, and partying all weekend long. From June 7th to the 9th, get ready for electrifying performances, DJ sets by your favorites, and go-go dancers each day. Don't miss the exclusive VIP options available at each event, making this Pride celebration one to remember!

 

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!

 

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.

 

HotGloss: MONOCHROMATICA BALL

When: June 7th starting at 11:00 p.m.

Where: Poor Boys

Tickets: $20 or $15 In Costume

Age Restrictions: 21+

Get ready to twirl with HotGloss once more, because this month it's all about the MONOCHROMATIC BALL! Embrace the theme and turn heads with your stunning monochromatic look. Come dressed in costume and enjoy a special deal at the door, then cheer on the performers as they dazzle you at the ball!

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GRRL SPOT | PRIDE XII

When: June 8th starting at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Café Istanbul

Tickets: $10-50

Age Restrictions: 21+

Join the legendary Grrl Party at Cafe Istanbul, just a few blocks from Pride Fest and the Parade starting point. This expansive multilevel venue features dazzling lights and a large, elevated stage to ensure you catch every moment of the excitement. Expect a brand-new show with fresh performers!

 

DRIP

When: June 9th starting at 8:00 p.m.

Where: Café Istanbul

Tickets: $8-10

Age Restrictions: 21+

Attend DRIP dressed to impress and dance the night away to the hottest multi-genre music mixes! More than just a party, DRIP is a fashion statement and a vibe featuring a musical blend of the latest Afrobeats, Bollywood rhythms, and Reggaeton beats. Immerse yourself in a vibrant community with diverse cultural influences that will keep you grooving all night long, curated by DJ Prashant!

 

Rhinestone Cowpoke: Queer Line Dancing Night

When: June 12th 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!

 

Gimme A Reason

When: June 15th at 11:00 p.m.

Where: Poor Boys

Tickets: $10

Age Restrictions: 21+

Experience the electric vibe of the dance floor with DJ BouffantBouffant leading the way at Poor Boys. Let yourself loose on the intimate dance floor, where you can spin, sway, and groove to the beats spun by some of the hottest DJs in town. Dance into the early hours of the morning and let the music move you like never before.

 

HUSTLE w/ DJ Soul Sister

When: April 22nd 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 an impressive 25 years (as of 2020). 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.

 

Ecstatic Disco

When: June 28th at 11:00 p.m.

Where: Saturn Bar

Tickets: NO COVER

Age Restrictions: 21+

DJ Siren returns with Ecstatic Disco at the Saturn Bar, immediately following the electrifying SLAPP'd Cabaret! Prepare yourself for an enchanting evening filled with the irresistible rhythms of disco, guaranteed to transport you to a world of groove and glamour. Let the pulsating beats and soulful melodies carry you through the night as DJ Siren spins a mix of classic hits and modern favorites, creating an atmosphere where every moment feels like a celebration. Whether you're a longtime disco enthusiast or a newcomer looking to experience the magic, this event promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of dance music.

Theater

The Upstairs Lounge

When: June 21st through 23rd

Where: Marigny Opera House

Tickets: See website!

 

From June 23-25, Mélange commemorates the 51st anniversary of the UpStairs Lounge fire, New Orleans' deadliest, at a beloved French Quarter bar and LGBTQ+ refuge. Amidst an era of persecution, the UpStairs offered a sanctuary where patrons could authentically live and love. Through dance, film, spoken word, and music, poignant stories of love, loss, and resilience unfold, honoring the thirty-two lives lost and celebrating the bar's enduring spirit. Join them to reflect on its legacy and the ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ rights.

 

Comedy

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.

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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: June 12th 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!

 

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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