May 6th, 2013 by Nina with No Comments
There is yet another crazy week upon us, but with Monday almost half over, that only means we are one day closer to the weekend!
This weekend is already promising to be one for the books. The Axis Lounge show on Saturday night promises to be a memorable family reunion especially for me on Mother’s Day Weekend! I am excited to announce the return of KARI KERNING and BARBIE ROBERTS in the cabaret this Saturday at midnight, with Freesia Balls and me!
Join us after WILLAM for this special night. I know it is going to get ridiculous!
May 11, AXIS!
April 24th, 2013 by Nina with No Comments
My friend Christian Cimoroni is one hell of an artist. His style is so unique and so gorgeous and his work is getting some attention. Many of you already know Christian as Barbie Roberts, and some of you know his incredible work. I just wanted to spotlight his creativity and celebrate his unique artistry and vision. It is glorious.
Christian is gifted and brilliant. Spread the word on this artist. I know he is already one to watch.
Below are just a few of my personal favorites. Check out all of Christian’s work here: http://rebelrebelblackandwhite.tumblr.com/
June 8th, 2012 by Nina with No Comments
My Pride schedule this year is everywhere YOU want to be!
TUESDAY, JUNE 12
Come to Camelot Cellars Winery on June 12th from 7-9pm and have none other than ME, as your bartender. I will pour your glass of locally crafted vino for you and enjoy your company.
There will be $1 off selected glasses of wines and $2 off all flights. A portion of the Wine Bar sales for this event will go to my selected charity, Project Zero: Ohio, which raises funds for HIV/AIDS research here in Central Ohio. Also, for every bottle of our Limited Edition or Specialty Wines purchased that evening, Camelot Cellars will donate $1 to the charity. Come to Camelot Cellars Winery for the start of Pride Week to enjoy some wine and support Project Zero: Ohio.
Following this event, I will be heading down to Union Cafe for Nina’s Pre-Pre Pride Party at Union Cafe! 10 pm! And it is Tequila Tuesday!!
Wednesday, June 13
I will be joining the Pre-Pride celebration with Virginia West at Virginia’s Top Shelf Wednesday! This cast is fantastic and features special guest INDIA FERRAH, from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 3, as well as some of your favorite entertainers!
THURSDAY, JUNE 14
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for this event. It really is one of my favorite shows to do every year, and this year, i have really tried to bring you some of the best in female illusion and impersonation. Make sure to get your tables early as they always sell out! The cast for the Pride Kick Off Show this year is stellar, featuring Virginia West, Maria Garrison, The Royal Renegades, Freesia Balls, Candi Panties, Kari Kerning, Stefanie Sexton, a cameo by Kiley Dash and more!
FRIDAY, June 15
Such a hot night is planned for YOU! First, we have the Diesel Underwear Fashion Show, featuring the very hot and sexy Rod Daley. I will be hosting outside with Rod and an amazing Torso Fashion Show, and then we will head inside and join Virginia West, Anisa Love, Maria Garrison for the Axis Lounge All Male Review happening all night!
SATURDAY, June 16
After the Pride Parade and Festival, make sure you get some rest in because we are gonna party all night long! UNITY BALL and DRAGAPALOOZA are the biggest Pride parties in the city! First, join me and Virginia West outside for the largest drag event in the midwest, and starring PHI PHI O’HARA from RuPaul’s Drag Race 4 and LATRICE ROYALE from RuPaul’s Drag Race 4! The event will also feature India Ferrah, RuPaul Drag Race 3 star, Nova Star, former Miss Gay United States At Large, Toledo’s own Deja Delaterro, as well as many of your local favorites including Anisa Love, Alexis Stevens, Maria Garrison, Freesia Balls, Kari Kerning, Candi Panties, Samantha Rollins, Paige Passion, Vivi Velure, Barbie Roberts, Sandy Von Lipshitz, Vivian Von Brokenhymen, Cassandra Terrace, Akasha O’Hara Lords, Kiley Dash, Sonya Ross, Selena Terrace-West, Drew Terrace, Stella Boheme, Mathilda Longfellow, Britney Blaire, Mikaila Denise! And if that isn’t enough, come inside for the hottest dancing at UNITY BALL 2012, with an all-male review downstairs in the lounge hosted by Virginia West, Anisa Love, and Alexis Stevens, and a fabulous drag review in the cabaret hosted by me and featuring Phi Phi O’Hara, India Ferrah, Deja Dellaterro, Nova Starr, and Maria Garrison and more!
SUNDAY, June 17th
Just when you thought the weekend was over, it is time to come out for that game of games BAT N ROUGE 2012! Where else will you see a bunch of drag queens play softball? This year, the event is hosted by myself, Virginia West, and special guest Latrice Royale!
I hope you make it out to one or many of my appearances, but more importantly, i hope you have an amazing Pride 2012!
May 9th, 2012 by Nina with No Comments
December 20th, 2011 by Nina with No Comments
I think I am going to write a feature length film about Kyle. If I don’t, I know my drag daughter, Barbie Roberts will. Check out this illustration she did of the hot bear!
Happy 30th GRRRRRRRR-day Kyle!
November 29th, 2011 by Nina with No Comments
Just in case you have missed any of my Facebook updates on blog entries on here, I thought it would be smart to let you know what all was going on in this very busy first weekend of December!!!
Join me at Union Cafe for a fabulous Long Island Show, featuring some of the hottest and brightest in drag and female impersonation with the hottest drinks in town! This Thursday it will be the lovely talents of Chutney Sinclair, Mathilda Longfellow, and more!
Join Project: Zero Ohio as we present the very first LOUD & PROUD. This event will commemorate World AIDS Day and celebrate the lives of those we have lost to AIDS. Featuring performances from the fabulous likes of Virginia West, Penny Tration, Freesia Balls, and the live music off Will Reed, The Shaw Brothers, and HAIRPLANE!
All proceeds from the event will go to Project: Zero Ohio.
It will feature a We Are Glitterati Photo Booth as well as music from DJ Charles of the Clampdowns.
MMM or try the Cheesy Truck or Backdoor Burritos on their opening night!
LOUD AND PROUD!
Join me, Virginia West, Alexis Stevens, and Barbie Roberts at CCAD for their ANNUAL DRAG SHOW! One of my favorite events of the year! Come out and watch the students perform!
Following the CCAD show, join me and some of the students at Union Cafe for a Holiday HOP show!
this weekend is going to be so much fun! So excited!
November 4th, 2011 by Nina with No Comments
I thought I would address the issue publicly. Yes, i am in fact carrying my 8th drag baby. Paparazzi have been hanging around my drag doctor’s office trying to get shots of me entering or leaving. It has made things very difficult. And like Jessica Simpson, I even tried to sell a sonogram of the baby. No one wants it. So, here it is anyway. I can tell you, it is a boy…that likes to dress up like a girl…
I am hoping to pop this new one outta me by the Christmas show. You will hopefully meet the newest West then!
July 13th, 2011 by Nina with No Comments
Get your beach towels ready! Grab the sunscreen! Pack the cooler! Virginia’s Beach Party is coming to Axis Nightclub for 4 shows in August, and you will not want to miss this summertime experience!
Mark you calendars now! August 26, 27, and 28! Virginia’s Beach Party will feature some of your favorite Columbus “ladies” including Nina West, Freesia Balls, Maria Garrison, Alexis Stevens, Natasha West, Candi Panties, Fancy Punasti, Sandy Von Lipshitz, Barbie Roberts, Pretty Punasti, the West Family Dancers and starring VIRGINIA WEST!
Tables are on sale now! Contact a cast member about reserving yours today!
June 23rd, 2011 by Nina with No Comments
If you don’t know her yet, please meet the newest member of the West Family, and my newest drag daughter – MATHILDA LONGFELLOW! She joins her new sisters Freesia Balls, Kari Kerning, Eva Stolichnya, Barbie Roberts, Chutney Sinclair, and brothers Ethan West and Midge West.
With the addition of Mathilda, I am working on a new blog that will be published later this week. It is all about family, being a drag mother, and the role of “sisterhood”. It will be an entertaining read for sure! Check back for it!
May 23rd, 2011 by Nina with No Comments
It is almost summertime, and with fun in the sun comes some fab and upcoming events! This week is super busy and it is gonna be super fabulous.
TUESDAY, May 24, THE LU NCH LADY SPECIAL!
The school year is coming to a close and before classes are out, you should show some love to your local lunch ladies, FLO and EDNA! Join Edna and Flo at Union Cafe for the season finale of Glee, and afterwards, they will be serving up some hot side dishes of musical numbers! 10 pm, Union Cafe.
Wednesday, May 25 – DRAUMA
As parties go, they don’t get much bigger than this. Trauma’s BITCHY sister, DRAUMA will be a night of fashion, fun, frivolity, and fabulousness! I will be performing a few numbers with my cohorts Virginia West, Kari Kerning, Barbie Roberts, Chutney Sinclair, Mark Bryan, Jason Tanner, Lydia Feddern, Julie Hazlett, Sandy Von Lipshitz, and more! doors at 9 pm, and special appearance by PEACHES. Bitches, this is big. Tickets on sale now or available at the door. 9 pm, Bluestone (formerly BoMa)
Thursday, MAy 26 -KICKIN’ IT OLD SKOOL – A Hip Hop Hoopla
It is my good friend Robbie Rickard’s birthday and he is celebrating in style — with a big drag bash! Hosted by Brent Fabian, and featuring the talents of Phoenix Fabian, Virginia West, myself, Anisa Love, Pretty Punasti, Maria Garrison, Vee Love, Cassandra Terrace, Samantha Rollins, Akasha O’Hara Lords, Erica Martinez, Danyel Vasquez, this is one birthday bash you don’t wanna miss! Axis Nightclub, doors at 7, birthday celebration at 8 pm.
Thursday, May 26 - THE MEMORIAL DAY LONG ISLAND KICK-OFF SHOW
Immediately following Robbie’s Hip Hop Hoopla, my gals and I will be kickin’ off this long weekend the right way, with a show at Union Cafe! Pull out the sunscreen and bikinis! Throw some burgers on the grill! My special guests for the evening are Virginia West, Freesia Balls, Barbie Roberts! Union Cafe, 11 pm.
Sunday, May 29 – YARA SOFIA – from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3
My favorite contestant from Season 3 of Drag Race will be in Columbus this Sunday! ECHA PA’LANTE!!! YARA will be at Union Cafe at 11 pm for showtunes, and then head over to Axis for the WHITE PARTY with a number on the mainstage and in the cabaret! We will also be celebrating the official launch of CUE MAGAZINE. It is gonna be hot hot hot! ECHA PA’LANTE!
With so much going on, I really hope to see you out this weekend. It is going to be a blast and it all starts tomorrow!!!