May 15th, 2013 by Nina with No Comments
Saturday night of Pride just got bigger!
with Alexis Stevens, Anisa Love, Freesia Balls, Fancy Punasti, Akasha O’Hara Lords, Amaya Sexton, Cool Ethan, Pretty Punasti, Bianca Debonair, Chutney Sinclair, Kiley Dash-West, Selena T. West, Mathilda Longfellow, Vivian Von Brokenhymen, Cookie Crumbles, and introducing Plenty O’Smiles.
May 15th, 2013 by Nina with No Comments
Can you believe Pride is almost here? My, how time flies. One of my very favorite Pride events, that has become known as the local bang to kick off our fabulous pride weekend in Columbus is the my Pride Kick-Off Show at Axis!
This year, the girls are more excited than ever to douse you in rainbows and glitter and the festive love of Pride!
Tables are on sale now!
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 26th, 2013 by Nina with No Comments
I can’t believe the experience that was NINA DOES CBUS. Truly, one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences I have had and I loved every second of it. The cast, crew, and crowds were some of the best ever.
Since 2003, when I did my first show, Nina Network News, the charity component has been one of the most important pieces of my shows. This component has come in many forms, from the XXXposed Strip Benefit to the closing number and it’s tips being dedicated to an organization. These shows have raised considerable funds for Columbus AIDS Task Force and now AIDS Resource Center Ohio, Project: Zero Ohio, The Susan G. Komen Foundation, Project Open Hand, Camp Sunrise, The Trevor Project, Broadway Cares:Equity Fights AIDS, The Columbus Stompers, The Human Rights Campaign, Stonewall Columbus, CLGSA, Freedom To Marry Ohio, among many others. Your countless hard-earned dollars have been crumpled, balled up, and thrown on the stage for amazing causes and charity. You sit there and laugh and drink long after the show is over to help us reach a goal of being able to make a difference. It is one of those things that make this city I proudly call home absolutely amazing.
With NINA DOES CBUS, I worked with so many different people and organizations who all were connected, in some fashion or another, to charity and this city. In the vision of the show, to really celebrate Columbus and finish this love letter, I wanted the organizations to represent some of the great things about this unique city and the people who said “YES!” to working with a 6’7″ drag queen and not batting a lash. To honor these individuals, an organization was chosen and a donation will be made to an organization on their behalf.
Jeni Britton Bauer, Local Matters, http://www.local-matters.org/
Elizabeth Lessner, Project: Zero Ohio, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Project-Zero-Ohio/194772307241509
Lesley James, CD102.5 For the Kids, http://cd1025.com/about/in-the-community/cd1025-for-the-kids
Joel Diaz, ARC-Ohio, http://www.arcohio.org/
Joshua Snyder Hill & Stephen Snyder Hill, Freedom To Marry Ohio, http://www.freedomtomarry.org/states/entry/c/ohio
Gabrielle Burton, Kings, Queens & In Betweens Kickstarter, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/981223409/kings-queens-and-in-betweens-a-documentary-on-drag?ref=live
Karla Rothan, Stonewall Columbus, http://www.stonewallcolumbus.org/
The staff and board of COSI, COSI, http://www.cosi.org/
I am proud to announce the cast of NINA DOES CBUS, with the help of this incredible community, has raised over $6,000 for local charities.
Thank you to everyone who came out to this show, supported the love of this city and the entertainers that call it home. Thank you to everyone who pulled out $1′s, $5′s, $10′s, $20′s, wrote personal checks, and gave their money to these organizations. We are a better community because of you. THANK YOU.
April 2nd, 2013 by Nina with No Comments
Please, if you can, come out and support this incredible documentary.
January 31st, 2013 by Nina with No Comments
And this is just a sampling of all the fun in store!
AND MORE COMING?!?!?!
I love my job.
January 2nd, 2013 by Nina with No Comments
Join me in wishing a very happy birthday to Freesia Balls.
November 26th, 2012 by Nina with No Comments
I am so excited to be taking part in unique events all across this amazing city this week.
Join me at Union Cafe for Legendary Long Isands this Thursday at 11 pm, with my special guests, Virginia West and Freesia Balls. Cry havoc and let slip the long islands!
I am so honored to have been asked to take part in the album release for my friends THE REGRETTES this Friday night at The Newport! It is going to be amazing. But don’t take my word for it, come out and see for yourself! Proudly brought to you by CD102.5 – and by the way, FIREBALL is gonna be flowing!
This year, I am excited to be taking part in an event to commemorate World AIDS DAY that will sure leave you shaking your ass. Benefiting Project: Zero Ohio, A Night at the Bluestone , presented by Mr. Fahrenheit & The Loverboys and Nina West, with performances from The Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus, Van Haken, Joshua P. James & The Paper Planes, Scotty Niemet, Lydia Beatz, and more. And I will be doing a little live sangin’ as well. Have fun and support the fight! Doors at 8 pm.
It is one of my favorite nights of the week…I mean, who doesn’t love showtunes? And if you don’t, come out for the strong drinks! it is time to sing along with your favorite clips and get a little sauced while doing it! Babs, Judy, Bette, and more will ease you into the night of fun and frivolity! I will be there at 8 pm!
September 14th, 2012 by Nina with No Comments
August 24th, 2012 by Nina with No Comments
Playing all weekend long! Join us for a fabulously fun evening with some of your favorite girls!