Grab your tickets to the pop-up Drag Show returning to Pressed on Feb 11th.

Jina Yoo’s Asian Bistro, Pressed, and the new Nclusion+Club are collaborating on an Anti-Valentine’s Day Drag Show coming up on Thursday, February 11th, 2021.


D’Manda Respect holds the microphone as she hosts the prior Drag2Nite at Pressed pop-up drag show.

The show will start at 8pm and will be hosted at Pressed downtown in Columbia, Missouri. Renowned local chef, and recent recipient of the “CoMo Chopped – Judges Choice” award, Jina Yoo of Jina Yoo’s Asian Bistro and Le Bao, will be adding some flavor to this event with a specialized “pop-up menu” only available at Pressed for one night.


If you love sushi, local small businesses, the entertainment of a drag show, and the vibe of a private rooftop club… then you need to educate your friends on the Black Valentine: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Event going on at Pressed.


The cast list will boast entertainers looking to share in your pain, sorrow, heartbreak, vengeful rage, or dry your tears with a sushi roll… if you attend you’ll get to see performances by drag kings and queens, like:

Cherry Love, drag queen of Kansas City, poses for the camera.

  • Ezra Prince
  • Vivian Cauchemar
  • Hannibal Lickter
  • and special guest from Kansas City, Cherry Love

This special pop-up, downtown, drag show will be hosted by one of Columbia, Missouri’s original Queens: D’Manda Respect (formerly a recurring cast member of shows at LGBTQIA+bars such as Yin Yang Nightclub and SoCo Club).


One of the rooms at Pressed in Columbia. Shows the entryway to the outside rooftop balcony seating.

Unfamiliar with the location? Pressed is a swanky, high-end establishment with a top-notch view of the city. When you end up downtown by the Columbia, Missouri courthouse, you’ll practically be there. Inside the new Hawthorn Bank location at 803 East Walnut Street, you’ll enter the first floor elevator and go to the penthouse suite. Welcome to Pressed.





Haven’t heard of Nclusion+Club yet? This newly formed LGBTQIA+Organization is a member-based social club that unites friends, produces entertainment, and is focused on education on topics, issues, and ways to support individuals in our LGBTQIA+Community. Founded in 2020 after the start of the coronavirus pandemic caused the current lesbian/gay bars, clubs, and facilities to close, NclusionPlus is a network open to any new entertainer- not just drag kings, queens, and non-binary lip sync’ers. Any talented individual can submit a new performer form to begin a conversation with the organizing team. If you play an instrument, do magic, have a comedy routine, are a drag performer not currently registered with them, or fall somewhere else- the group is encouraging you to reach out if you have any interest in being in future shows or digital programming.

Roxxy Malone, of St. Louis, is a drag performer with Nclusion+Club that performed in the last sold out show at Pressed.


Don’t know about Jina Yoo’s Asian Bistro? It’s a staple for dinner in Columbia. Classically trained pianist, Jina Yoo, composes culinary art that delights all your senses. Most flock to Yoo’s for their hearty, artisanal, and mouthwatering sushi rolls. With that in mind, as part of Pressed’s pop-up series, Jina Yoo and her team are bringing some of their best options to you, so you can enjoy the show, cocktails, and atmosphere so much more. Consider booking a reservation for Valentine’s Day night if you’re a true romantic at Jina Yoo’s Asian Bistro.


Now that you’re more aware of all three collaborating organization on this special pop-up drag show in Missouri, we hope you’ll consider enjoying all three of these businesses at one time, on February 11th, 2021. The show starts at 8pm. You’ll also need to make sure you get your tickets in advance, online, via to ensure you have a seat.

The previous collaborative pop-up drag shows at Pressed have sold out. You and your crew don’t want to miss out on this upcoming show!

*Social distancing and mask rules do apply at this event. Please come prepared or you will be refused entry regardless of ticket purchase.*

Ezra Prince will be in the cast of performers for the Black Valentine Drag2Nite event.

Nclusion+Club entertainer, Hannibal Lickter, is a Drag King of Columbia, Missouri.

Drag Queen, Vivian Cauchemar, poses during a Drag2Nite performance in Columbia with NclusionPlus.