Southern Decadence is peaking today. In the afternoon, all eyes will be on the annual walking parade. But once the sun drops, the real party gets going. T-Dances, wig competitions, Bette Midler tribute shows, and dance parties galore are just a few of the offerings. Click through for the details.
Sunday Services (One Eyed Jacks, 11AM)
Drag queen Candy Samples hosts a fundraiser for NO/AIDS Task Force's Food For Friends.
Southern Decadence Walking Parade (French Quarter, 2PM)
The 42nd annual walking parade is peak Decadence. Follow the 2017 Grand Marshals for a stroll through the Quarter, with some unexpected detours along the way. Click through for the official route.
Traditional T-Dance (The Bourbon Pub / Parade, 4PM)
DJ Robbie Leslie will kick things off at this Bourbon Street spot. Later, DJ Whitney Day will take over soundtrack duties all night long in the upstairs area.
High Hair Contest (Good Friends, 4:30PM)
Dede Onassis hosts the wildest and wiggiest competition in town.
Bette, Bathhouse and Beyond! (Collette Club, 8PM)
Singer Amber Martin recreates a classic Bette Midler show performed in 1971 at the infamous Continental Baths, a gay bathhouse in NYC. In addition to Martin performing vocal duties, NYC-based DJ Johnny Dynell will spin music from the era. The dress code is, appropriately, towels-only.