5 Lesbian Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

Femme Church, wrestling, trans meet up.

Recover from Mardi Gras with these five lesbian and queer events in NOLA.


RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing Party at Kajun’s Pub (2256 St. Claude Ave.) at 7 p.m. — Every Friday, this queer-friendly karaoke bar hosts a viewing party for season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Enjoy the drink specials, drag queen commentary, and live performances, then stay afterwards to do some performing of your own.

Identity; a Trans+ Meet Up at The Drifter Hotel (3522 Tulane Ave.) at 7 p.m. — Trans+ is a new community group for trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming folks and people who love ‘em. This is their inaugural event, featuring music, food, vendors, a clothing swap, haircuts, and more.

Femme Church at Hotel Peter & Paul (2317 Burgundy St.) at 7 p.m. — Every last Friday of the month, Femme Church brings some of the best femme musicians in the city to Hotel Peter & Paul, a former church that is now a swanky venue. This edition features BRIDE (Nessa), who makes “peculiar synth pop.” Suggested donation $10 to $20.

Jock Strap Lube Wrestling at The Allways Lounge & Cabaret (2240 St. Claude Ave.) at 11 p.m. — Another edition of jock strap lube wrestling! Drag performances by Queen Qwan and Puddin Tain, with the wrestling by audience participants at midnight. The prize is $100 cash.


Circ’Lesque Leap Day Cabaret at Carnaval Lounge (2227 St. Claude Ave.) at 9 p.m. — What better way to celebrate Leap Day than with some circus-themed cabaret? The line-up features burlesque performers Eros Sea, Phoenix Rose, Kat Calico, Clay Mazing, Acrodite, Betsy Propane, Darling Darla James, and Xena Zeit-Geist.

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