See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the New Orleans area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Ongoing Beer Busts 7-9pm, first & third Fridays at The Phoenix. Also: Labor Day Weekend, 2015 Bear Decadence events. Bringing bears and those attracted to bears, together for group social & community activities. Typically includes DECADENCE Beer Bust & Cook Out + DECADENCE Lube Wrestling.
March 26, 2015, 8:30pm at The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St, New Orleans. A one man show by John Waters celebrating his film career and obsessional tastes. Tickets at dworld or the Joy Theater box office. Upcoming from Daniel Nardicio: April 25, 2015, 8pm, An Evening with Alan Cumming.
April 9-12, 2015. Annual music festival & parades. Music stages are located at Jackson Square, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Bourbon St, Royal St, Bienville St, the French Market, St. Mary’s at the Ursuline Convent, and Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint. Special events at locations throughout the French Quarter. See the website for more details, closer to the date.
April 18, 2015, 8pm, at The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St. New Orleans. An evening of song and stories from Scotland’s beloved man-child.
June 19-21, 2015. Parties, performances, family day picnic at Washington Square Park; Pride Parade, 6pm from Washington Square Park, through the French Quarter to Bourbon at Esplanade followed by dance; SUN block party. For updates/ details see fb or website below:
September 2-7, 2015. Annual Labor Day Weekend celebrations, 100,000+ crowds; around-the-clock street/ dance parties; parade through the French Quarter. Revelers may shock some tourists (much to their delight!). Events include: Big Dick Contest, FRIDAY Parade, Boys on Parade Strip Contest, Outdoor Concert, Hot Ass Contest, SUNDAY Parade, T-Dance, Midnight Party, Closing Party.
Late October, 2015. Amazing New Orleans: eat, shop, play, dance. THU Lazarus Ball; FRI Nightclub dance; SAT Main Event Costume Contest + Parade; SUN Brunch and Second Line. The Bourbon Pub and The Parade dance club, plan a nonstop weekend with some of the very best DJ talent and entertainment. See Gay Halloween + website:
February 4-9, 2016, the all-gay version of Mardi Gras lasts longer. (Isn't it always the case?) There's non-stop partying, and the main event is the coronation of the King Cake Queen in the French Quarter. Bourbon Pub is at the center of it all, open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
February 5, 2016, Party to raise funds for HIV and AIDS-related support organizations. Putting on the Glitz dancing, entertainment, open bar & gourmet buffets. See website for schedule and venue. Get discount by purchasing ‘Early Bird’ special tickets.