Warm up tonight with Cheesecake Boy and Nina West

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

If Paul Richmond's artwork doesn't make you smile, you're crazy... or uncomfortable with cute boys with their pants down.

The Columbus artist is lovingly known as the Cheesecake Boy, creating paintings of men caught with their trousers tumbling in the most inappropriate and ordinary of places, much in the vein of pin-up girl artwork from the early 20th century. The cheeky look Richmond's made famous will leave the canvas tonight at a fashion show at Luxboheme Showroom from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

In addition to the delicious Cheesecake Boy models, the show will feature surprise appearances from guests that include... ta da!... popular drag queen Nina West. The performances begin at 7:30, but in the mean time, guests can take their photos in the "Pin-Up Yourself" instant photo booth. Proceeds from the booth will benefit the Kaleidoscope Youth Center. Love it.