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Best Drag Shows in New Orleans

Local drag performer, Hexxorsis (Photo: John Lavin)

There’s a reason New Orleans always makes the list of most popular cities in America and is such a hot destination for LGBTQ tourists, in particular. In addition to its welcoming attitude and vibrant queer scene, the city’s drag community is bursting at the sequined seams.

“New Orleans is a fantastic city for drag on both sides of being a spectator and a performer,” says Hexxorsis, a local queen and graduate of the famed New Orleans Drag Workshop.

“Drag here is celebrated and respected just as much as any other art form. And because so many drag queens and kings and performers in this city come from artistic backgrounds, there’s so much pride in the craft,” Hexxorsis says.

The city provides no shortage of weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly entertainment for drag enthusiasts.

Famous Drag Artist Varla Jean Merman (Photo: Paul Broussard)

Weekly drag events

Mondays Are A Drag
Mondays at 8 p.m. at Southern Rep
A weekly spectacle hosted by local queens Reba Douglas, Latonia Dupree Black, and Malaysia P.J. Walker.
Show Night
Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. and Sundays at 9:30 p.m. at Oz
Persana Shoulders presents this twice-weekly production featuring the fabulous ladies of Oz and music by DJ Tim Pflueger.
Hello Gorgeous
Every third Wednesday at Southern Rep
DeDe Onassis hosts this circus cabaret alongside aerialist Liza Rose that includes contortion, music, drag, and more.
Turnin’ Da Page
Every other Thursday at 9 p.m. at The Page
Serenity L. Lord emcees this bi-weekly marvel every other Thursday.
Fridays at 9 p.m. at Oz

A weird and wonderful show presented by Apostrophe & Slenderella and featuring a new cast every week.

Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. at The Pub
The Queens of Illuisons offer up superstar female impersonation every Friday and Saturday night.
The Country Club (Photo: Paul Broussard)
Drag Brunch at The Country Club
Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at The Country Club
Enjoy bottomless mimosas at one of the most popular drag events in the city. Reservations are highly recommended.
Mama Honey’s Drag Brunch
Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 Cru
Celebrate your Sunday with bottomless beverages, a decadent brunch prepared by Chef Marlon Alexander, and the talents of Vanessa Carr.
The Reba Douglas Jubilee
Sundays at 5 p.m. at Golden Lantern
Close out your weekend with Reba Douglas and her beautiful friends at one of the coziest gay bars in the city.

Monthly Drag Events

Extra: A Political Drag Show
Drag and politics collide in this monthly show that tries to make sense of the confusing mess otherwise known as the United States of America.
Neon Burgundy’s Jock Strap Cabaret
A raunchy late-night romp presented by Neon Burgundy featuring drag performances and jock strap lube wrestling. Need we say more?
Showstoppers Cabaret
A show-stopping, jaw-dropping extravaganza that features a rotating roster of queens and performers.
The iconic Latonia Dupree Black (Photo: Michael Santiago Cintron)

Monthly at Saturn Bar
A bawdy monthly spectacle featuring a slew of sassy sisters and hosted by Ariel Androgyny and Smokestack Lightnin’.

Saturday Night Cartoons
Hexxorsis and friends serve a delightful throwback to all your favorite cartoons from the ’90s and early ’00s.
Tacos, Tequila, and Tiaras
Monthly at Buffa’s
Vanessa Carr hosts this family-friendly show the first Tuesday of every month.
Untitled Drag Show
Monthly at Allways Lounge & Cabaret
It may be without a title, but it’s never without drama, mawmaw!
The cast of Saturday Night Cartoons at Allways Lounge & Cabaret (Photo: Hexxorsis/Instagram)

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