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Pride week events in New Orleans

LGBT events running June 7-11

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LGBT events — some officially affiliated with New Orleans Pride, some not — will take place all over town this weekend. Many other bars and clubs will have specials as well. Covers vary, but we have tried to include prices when available.


WED. JUNE 7

Queer Pride Trivia with the New Orleans Public Library
7 p.m.-10 p.m.
AllWays Lounge & Theatre, 2240 St. Claude Ave.
Test your knowledge of LGBT history and literature. Individuals and teams of up to four welcome. Sponsored by Esoterotica: Original Erotic Readings by Local Writers. Free.


THU. JUNE 8

LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana Annual Membership Meeting
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St.
Learn about the LGBT+ Archives Project with guest speakers Bonnie Gabel and indee mitchell of Last Call: Queer Histories/Queer Futures and Mark Cave, senior curator at the Historic New Orleans Collection. Free.


FRI. JUNE 9

Greetings From Queer Mountain
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave.
An LGBT standup comedy/ storytelling showcase.

New Orleans Ladies Arm Wrestling presents "Queer as F*CK Pride Dance Party"
9 p.m.-till
One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St.
With DJ Ruby and DJ Afro Anarchy. Drag performances by LibeRaunchy, Kat $natch and Dede Onassis. $10.

Phoenix Block Party
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Phoenix Bar, 941 Elysian Fields Ave.
Vendors, drinks and more. Free.

Fired Up: In Association With Scruff
10 p.m.-4 a.m.
Location TBA
Dance party with DJs Honey Dijon, Vicki Powell and Mark O'Brien. Hosts: Johnny Scruff, Jake Shears, Mr. New Orleans Pride Troy Powell and Mr. Louisiana Leather 2017 Ross Ransom. $15.


PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber

SAT. JUNE 10

Pridefest on Elysian Fields
2 p.m.-6 p.m.
940 Elysian Fields Ave.
Performances by male and female impersonators, vendor booths, music and more. Free.

GirlBar New Orleans: Pride Ladies Party
3 p.m.-8 p.m.
Bourbon Pub/Parade, 801 Bourbon St.
The official women's Pride dance party.

Pride Karaoke
5 p.m.-till
Kajun's Pub, 2256 St. Claude Ave.
The karaoke capital of the Faubourg Marigny throws a pride-themed singalong.

Raw Tops: A Queer Rooftop Dance Party
6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Catahoula Hotel, 914 Union St.
DJ Yes Kate Yes spins at the coed dance party.

New Orleans Pride Parade
7:30 p.m.-till
French Quarter and Fau- bourg Marigny
The parade will leave Washington Square Park in the Faubourg Marigny and roll down Frenchmen Street to Decatur Street, turn on Canal Street, turn on Burgundy Street, turn on Conti Street, and roll up Bourbon Street toward the Marigny. Free.

Grrlspot Presents: Rouge — New Orleans Pride Party
7 p.m.-3 a.m.
The Parish at House of Blues, 225 Decatur St.
A parade-watching party is followed by a late-night dance party. Organizers encourage attendees to wear red. $10.

Jake Shears
9 p.m.-till
One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St.
The former Scissor Sisters singer (and parade celebrity grand marshal) performs. $20.

Country Dance Party
9 p.m.-till
Mag's 940, 940 Elysian Fields Ave.
An evening of country-western dancing.

New Orleans Pride's Official SCRUFF Dance Party
10 p.m.-till
Oz, 800 Bourbon St.
Dance the night away to DJs.

Pandora Boxx and Darienne Lake
10 p.m.-till
Four Seasons Bar, 3229 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie
Two stars of RuPaul's Drag Race perform.

NOLA Gay Pride Celebration
11 p.m.-till
Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave.
DJ Sammy Jo provides music for Jake Shears' show's afterparty, hosted by Vinsantos DeFonte.


SUN. JUNE 11

Pride Dance Party
12 a.m.-till
Bourbon Pub/Parade, 801 Bourbon St.
A late-night dance party with a 1 a.m. cash balloon drop.

Family Equality Day
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road
Families are welcome at this daytime event with children's activities, face painting, a bounce house, food, vendors, the New Orleans Gay Men's Chorus, "drag queen story time" and more.

Equality March
2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Jackson Square
The New Orleans contingent of the national June 11 Equality March.

Pride "T" Dance
4 p.m.-till
Bourbon Pub/Parade, 801 Bourbon St.
A Sunday afternoon dance party with two DJs.

Bearracuda
8 p.m.-till
One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St.
Dance party for bears and their admirers, with music by DJ Matt Consola. $8 ($5 before 10 p.m.).

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