Prizm News / February 19, 2019 / By Prizm News

Thursday night viewing parties planned across Ohio.


By Prizm News

Mark your calendars and cancel all plans.

Season 11 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” with Columbus’ Nina West competing for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar, debuts on Thursday, Feb. 28.

The show’s on VH1.

Viewing parties are planned at gay bars and a few other venues across Ohio. We’ll add more as we see them posted, but here’s what’s on the calendar so far:


Union Cafe and Axis, where Nina does her hometown performances, will host viewing parties every Thursday. Virginia West will host the Axis parties.

Cavan Irish Pub will host viewing parties with Antidote and Selena T. West.

Boscoe’s party will be hosted by Sabrina Caprice Heartt.

The Gateway Film Center will show Season 11 on the big screen every Thursday.

Seventh Son Brewing will show the premiere episode. In its upstairs bar. Middlewest Spirits is a cosponsor, and $1 from every beer sold will go to Kaleidoscope Youth Center.


Interbelt will host viewing parties hosted by Kardi Redd Diamond, followed by the Akron Bad Girls Club.

Square and Akron Pride will host a Season 11 premiere party with performances by Alejandra J Love and Veronika Katrell.


Below Zero’s weekly viewing parties will be hosted by Penny Tration, who competed on Season 5.

The Birdcage, Cincinnati’s newest gay bar, will host weekly viewing parties.

Tillie’s Lounge will host weekly viewing parties as well.