May 16th, 2013 by Nina with No Comments
Coming June 5!
Applications are available at Union Cafe!
May 6th, 2013 by Nina with No Comments
It is that time of year again! The glitz, the glamour, the talent! If you think you have what it takes, we are looking for you!
MISS UNION 2013 will take place on June 5, 2013 at Union Cafe. Registration forms are available now at the Union Cafe bar. Win $200, a booking at Dragapalooza, and more! Virginia West and I will host the fun as Kiley Dash-West steps down as Miss Union 2012.
Below, you will find rules, registration information, and deadlines! Get to werk, hunties!
Registration ends, June 3, 2013 at 4 PM. Space is limited to 15 contestants. If more than 15 entry forms are received, a random drawing will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2013 to determine the 15contestants.
We want amateur drag entertainers who want to perform, but rarely have the chance. We are looking for entertainers who believe that they could be the next well-known female illusionist. We just ask that you have not won any titles, state or national.
You must provide your own music in the following format – Compact Disc (CD), CD’s should be clean and free of scratches. All music materials should be clearly labeled with your name and track/song number. In choosing your number, think current and high energy. A cordless microphone will also be available. You may also use a smart phone to play your music. If you choose to do this, your phone must be put on “airplane mode”. All CDs and phones will be returned after the competition is complete.
Each contestant should arrive in make-up and costume. Contestants must arrive by 9:00PM, for a 10pm show time, Wednesday, June 5, 2013 and check in with the show hostess. The order of performance will be decided by a random drawing. Each contestant will perform one number of their choice and can be 18 and up. Judges will score your performance on several areas of showmanship. After a musical number by one of our hostesses, the TOP 5 highest scoring Contestants will advance to the second round.
Miss Union will be determined again based on showmanship and stage presence and will receive a prize package worth $200, and crown.
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!
November 7th, 2012 by Nina with No Comments
There are some great things going on this weekend! I hope to see you out!
Saturday night, join me at Axis Nightclub at 1130 HOT HEELS! 3 showtimes, with the first one on the mainstage at 11:30, and the second and third in the Axis Lounge at 1230 and 130! The show will feature my special guests, Alexis Stevens, Freesia Balls, and the sexy TAURUS!
SUNDAY! Come out to showtunes for your chance to win tickets to the national touring production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas! Showtime at 8 pm. Yes, tis the season!
July 12th, 2012 by Nina with No Comments
This Legendary Long Island Show features Alexis Stevens, Freesia Balls, and Leena De La Valentine! Hosted by Nina West!
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 16th, 2012 by Nina with No Comments
Come out Friday!
April 30th, 2012 by Nina with No Comments
Make sure to get there early to catch one of the brightest stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4, KENYA MICHAELS!! May 19! 10 pm, UNION CAFE with encore performance at Axis Nightclub for OZ!