Dear Ambush Nation,
Are you over your Southern Decadence hangover yet? Do you wish Southern Decadence happened every weekend? Well, don’t worry as there are plenty of events over the holidays to keep you busy and entertained. If you’re someone who likes to plan ahead you can mark your calendar now for Southern Decadence 2020. Next year Southern Decadence will be from Thursday, September 3 through Monday, September 7th. And you can always check out SouthernDecadence.com for more information as Labor Day 2020 approaches.
As we move from September to October, it’s obvious in any store you enter that Halloween will soon be here. Halloween is always a fun time in New Orleans, a city known for voodoo and its love of costumes. And in New Orleans and along the Gulf South, Halloween has become an event for adults and children alike.
This year, Ambush will once again produce the Official Gay Halloween Guide with a full list of parties, events, performers and more! There is always something for everyone in New Orleans during Halloween. And of course, the big event of the weekend is the Halloween New Orleans (HNO) party which is a fundraiser for Project Lazarus. The HNO Saturday Night party this year will be at The Filmore and the theme is Hallowdays! For more information, you can visit HalloweenNewOrleans.com.
BIG FREEDIA HEADLINES THE WALK TO END HIV
The Chevron Walk to End HIV will be held on September 28th at Woldenberg Park along the river next to the Audubon Institute’s Aquarium of the Americas. The walk begins at 10 am and helps to raise awareness of HIV in our community and raise much-needed funds for CrescentCare – NO/AIDS Task Force. There are currently over 3,500 people in our community who receive HIV services from CrescentCare. Entertainment will be provided by DJ/Dance hit artist Synes and the headliner will once again be Big Freedia. We hope to see everyone at the walk on September 28th. For more information go to endhivnola.com.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
There is a benefit for Winter Wonderland VIII at Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant on Tuesday, October 1 from 8 to 11 pm. There will be food and entertainment at this event. All funds raised by Winter Wonderland this year will be donated to PFLAG New Orleans and St. Anna’s Episcopal Church. Buffa’s is located at 1001 Esplanade Ave.
Equality Fest 2019, presented by the Gulf Coast Equality Council, will take place on Saturday, October 19th from 11 am to 6 pm at Harrah’s Gulf Coast in Biloxi, MS. The day will be filled with music, food, activities for kids, shopping and drag entertainers. For more information please visit gulfcoastequalitycouncil.org
The Krewe of Narcissus will be hosting their 3rd Annual Hookers Ball on Saturday, November 2, from 5 to 8 pm at Crossing. There will be food, entertainment, and a 50/50 raffle. Costumes are encouraged so come as your favorite hooker, pimp, or heaux! Find out who will be named Queen of the Hookers Ball 2019. All proceeds will benefit the Krewe of Narcissus Ball V on January 25, 2020.