Krewe of Petronius Ball

When Feb 2, 2018 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Where Pontchartrain Center
4545 Williams Blvd
Kenner, Louisiana 70065
Price Free

Begun initially to poke fun at the stodgy, royalty-fixated straight balls, and to create a reason for dressing in drag (besides Halloween, the only time it was legal to cross-dress in New Orleans pre-Jim Garrison and stonewall), over the years Petronius has become one of the major establishment events in New Orleans. From staging its balls in people’s homes, to the ILA hall, to the St. Bernard (parish) auditorium and, finally, to the Municipal Auditorium (along with Rex and Comus), to the Theatre of the Performing Arts (two years ago when the auditorium was usurped by the city and turned into a “temporary casino”),Petronius is now recognized as one of New Orleans’ most unique cultural institutions.