Grrls' Guide: August In The Big Easy
Updated: Aug 22, 2019
Ah, Summertime in New Orleans...either it's too hot to even think about being outside or local watering holes become accessible only by boat. Whatever Mother Nature has in store for us, we've got ya covered with our ongoing list of the month's queerest Spots:
Let your body do the yoga...with gays! Stonewall Yoga at the Pythian is a weekly activity hosted by LGBT intramural champs, Stonewall New Orleans. Stonewall's leagues are open to everyone and they're actively seeking to have more women join in their events. Put those yoga pants to work and show 'em how it's done. Bonus: A really cute happy hour in the Pythian's beautiful new market happens right after you roll up your mat.
Get your roll on for the last bouts of this year's Roller Derby season. This is your last chance to see our squad in action this year. They won't roll again until 2020. As always, this event is family-friendly featuring concessions, bar, Kid's Zone, bake sale goodies, raffles, and up-close encounters with players. Lots more details are available on the official event page.
It's been a long time since there has been a legit Lesbian TAKEOVER in New Orleans, and there has never been anything like this. GrrlSpot is taking over the Quarter's oldest boys club, RawHide 2010 after the Running of the Bulls.
GrrlSpot is throwing a day time party featuring, STORMY DANIELS, Stormy's latest project, Stormy Daniels' Swamp Trash Events, a DJ, authentic Spanish street food by our favorite local queer lady chef, Jennifer Cole's creation La Mujer Gala....AND... raising money to benefit victims of domestic violence, women, and trans folx. (Full disclosure: Raw Hide's owners, Wood Enterprises are partnering with GrrlSpot for this event and its fundraising mission. It's a friendly "takeover," but shhh...) Day time queer lady shenanigans are guaranteed for this one. Don't miss it.
This is NOT a drill, people!! GrrlSpot's FLEURT is the largest indoor party of Southern Decadence and the largest women's party ever to bless the city of New Orleans. No matter how hard we tugged or jumped up and down, the uptown location just didn't fit anymore. Fleurt is a big girl now, and big girls need love, as well as a beautiful state of the art theater downtown. Featuring performances by burlesque legends, and the show-busiest-couple in the world, Kitten N' Lou... you've gotta see it. Trust us.
GrrlSpot's giant Decadence Grrl Party happens at the Joy Theater on Saturday, August 31st. Watch the event page for line up details as they roll out... Do. Not. Miss. This. One.
...and that's it..... FOR NOW. We'll keep adding to this list as more events are announced. Make sure you Like and Follow GrrlSpot on Facebook to keep up with all of our events.
Feel free to let us know if you come across any other events you think other queer women should know about this month.