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The Old New Orleans Lil Big Vaudeville Variety Show – Holiday Extravaganza!

One-Eyed Jacks has some old-timey, holiday fun lined up this evening. Check it out:

The Frenchmen Street Flauntrepreneurs proudly present…The Old New Orleans Lil Big Vaudeville Variety Show – Holiday Extravaganza (It’s a Real Humdinger!) A night of floor shows, dancing, live music and old timey partying deep in the wilds of the French Quarter! featuring…

Meschiya Lake and her Lil Big Horns Jazz Band

with performances by…
The Basin Street Buttercups
Dante the Magician
Trixie Minx
The Nola Jitterbugs
…and more!

Taxi Dancers and Cigarette Girls too!

$12 cover, $10 with vintage dress

Doors open for social dancing… 9.30pm
Live music and floor shows begin… 10pm


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Prince of Wales Second Line

I have friends in town today, one of whom is in New Orleans for the first time. And I am so glad that they are going to get a chance to go to the Prince of Wales Second Line Parade. I’m lifting all this info straight from the Blog of New Orleans, which is always a good source for what’s happening on the Second Line front.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010 — 1 P.M. “Ten Ten Tension! Watch Us Shine!

Start: Rock Bottom Lounge, 3801 Tchoupitoulas. Back Peniston to Annunciation. Left on Annunciation. Annunciation to General Taylor. Out General Taylor to Magazine Street. Right on Magazine. Down Magazine to Aline.

Stop: Reesie’s Snowball Stand. Down Magazine to Louisiana. Left on Louisiana. Out Louisiana.

Stop: Sandpiper Lounge, 2119 Louisiana. Out Louisiana to LaSalle. Right on LaSalle. Down LaSalle to Third Street. Right on Third. Out Third to corner of Dryades.

Stop: Charlie Wright’s Watering Hole. Continue out Third to St. Charles Avenue. Right on St. Charles. Up St. Charles to Washington Avenue. Left on Washington. Out Washington.

Stop: Commander’s Palace, 1403 Washington Ave. Out Washington to Annunciation.

Stop: CTC Steppers. Up Annunciation to Louisiana. Left on Louisiana. Out Louisiana to Tchoupitoulas. Up Tchoupitoulas.

Disband: Rock Bottom Lounge, 3801 Tchoupitoulas.

2010 Queen — Shavonda Jacobs

In memory of Dinneral Shavers, Brandon Franklin and all our departed Prince of Wales/Lady Wales.

Here’s some footage from last year:

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Saints Pep Rally

The football season opener is tomorrow, and the whole city is being overcome by Saints fever again. The fandom is so all-consuming that, from what I read, school will be getting out early in time for pre-game festivities to avoid all the traffic and insanity. I have mixed feelings about all the serious stuff of life going on hold for sport–especially in a city with so many problems, but far be it from me to rain on the parade.

Well, the pre-pre-game festivities this evening sound super-fun to me. The Saints Pep Rally starts at Molly’s at the Market at 7pm. Then, at 9pm, there is a march over to One-Eyed Jacks. The dance party starts at 9:30. With music by DJ Matty and DJBunny (of Mod Dance Party) and the Storyville Stompers. Also performances by Fleur De Tease, Camel Toe Lady Steppers, and Rouxlala, also a special appearance by RayBot. There is also no cover, and they will be raffling off some Saints tickets.

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Mod Dance Party 10th Anniversary

Tomorrow is the 5th anniversary of the Katrina disaster, but more importantly, tonight is the 10th anniversary of Mod Dance Party! J/K. Sorry, feeling the need to lighten the mood for a moment.

So, what does one get/give for a tenth anniversary? Turns out it’s tin or aluminum. Well see, you’re all set, the ubiquitous can of PBR is perfectly appropriate.

Here’ a link to the Antigravity cover story about the momentous occasion.

…at my favorite bar in the world, Saturn Bar. 11p-wait too late.

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Gay Prom

For some years now NO/AIDS Task Force has put on an annual LGBT prom. It started out as an alternative to regular high school and college dances for gay students who would not be allowed to attend with a same sex date. This is becoming a national issue–discrimination against LGBT youth– thanks to some brave students and crusaders like Dan Savage.

Anyway, in 2006 re:Vision (“a CDC funded MPowerment project of NO/AIDS Task Force that aims to build a healthy social setting for gay and bisexual men ages 18-35. The project promotes safer sexual behavioral practices while encouraging members to create an environment that is safe, secure and free from judgment”) joined with NO/AIDS and opened up the prom to people of all ages, realizing that many LGBT people never got to have the prom experience. Pretty sweet, huh? To tell you the truth, I could use some catharsis regarding some adolescent school dance experiences…

So, anyway, it’s tonight. And it’s open to all aged members of the LGBT community, and friends and family. 7:30p-12:30a. @Zeitgeist. Can you imagine the ball gowns?

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Worn Again NOLA 4

Tonight is Worn Again NOLA 4, a sexy night of fashion and fun that is all for a good cause.

Team WORN AGAIN has hosted eight fabulous years of re-purposed couture supporting various grass-roots organizations; 2010’s fundraiser will be our fourth in New Orleans, establishing this recycled fashion extravaganza as one of our city’s premier “socially conscious social events”. We are pleased to announce that WORN AGAIN nola4 will benefit the community-based arts and literature collective Press Street.

WORN AGAIN designers deconstruct the random recycled materials we give them to create innovative works of wearable art to rock the WORN AGAIN runway. The WORN AGAIN Patron Party precedes the fashion show and the After Party is kicked off by our infamous Recycled Dance Competition. WORN AGAIN nola4 is always a wonderful night of unique fashion, terrific prizes, limited edition merchandise and amazing music that true lovers of New Orleans creative culture will not want to miss.

PATRON PARTY: 7:30–8:30p $50
Advance preview of the Top 10 WORN AGAIN designs/Silent Auction/delicious hors d’oeuvres compliments of Who Dat Coffee Café, Cake Café and Whole Foods/DJ Kristen/VIP lounge/fashion show

FASHION SHOW: 9:30-10:30p $15
Fashion show with DJ Brice Nice and awards ceremony

RECYCLED DANCE OFF: 11:00p (included in ticket)
Club Coordination
Faust and Prozac’s Haus of Vigilante Burlesque
Emcee and Judge: DJ Voice
Special Performance:
Gris Gris Strut perform to “Pickle” and “Ooh Ah Ah” by Jean-Eric

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Tuesdays in April: Learn to Dance

It’s spring time, and perhaps you’re thinking about getting in shape. But why join the  gym, when you can do something super fun like learn old-timey dance moves? I’m just going to re-print this from my Facebook invites:

Learn to dance WITHOUT a partner to traditional jazz & blues music! Charleston & Traditional Jazz Steps (all levels!)

Every Tuesday in April – 6:30-7:30pm (starts April 6th!) Class is held in the teachers home studio in the French Quarter (email for address). This is an exercise-based dance class designed to make you sweat while learning to be more comfortable dancing alone (which in turn will make you a better partner dancer!) Learn the shim sham, 20’s & 30’s style charleston & the blues.

All levels welcome (including total beginners) No experience required! $60 per person for all 4 weeks. Advance sign up required. No drop-ins. Please email to sign up.

And not only are you going to get in shape, but next time you go to a wedding you can blow everyone away with your mad skills.

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