Win Tickets ($40): Dina Martina @ Fez Ballroom | Comedy, Drag Goddess, “A Train Wreck in Heels”

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the 9 p.m. showing of Dina Martina @ Fez Ballroom on October 17. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 14.

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Dina Martina @ Fez BallroomDina Martina
October 17, 2013
7 & 9 p.m. | $20 | 21+
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Fez Ballroom
316 SW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97205
(503) 221-7262

Cult sensation DINA MARTINA returns to Portland October 17 for two shows at the Fez Ballroom.

Miss Martina made her first stage appearance in 1989. After attaining cult status in Seattle, San Francisco and Portland, Martina’s official New York debut in 2005 sold out in minutes and created a sensation and cult following that continues to grow. Her follow-up shows have left jaded audiences (including Whoopi Goldberg, John Waters, Matt Stone, John Cameron Mitchell, Margaret Cho, Bruce Vilanch, Joyce Dewitt, and Jennifer Coolidge — a list as strange has her shows) stunned and clamoring for more.

Miss Martina has also wowed crowds in LA, Provincetown, and London. Absolutely packed with ludicrous song, horrifying stories, insane videos and overburdened costumes, Dina Martina’s shows are impossible to describe, other than that they’ve become synonymous with jaw-dropping pathos and mind-blowing comedy. Dina has been hailed as “a train wreck in heels” and “one of the best nightmares you’ll ever have”. But perhaps the best description of Dina comes from a glowing review in Seattle’s famed alternative weekly The Stranger: “Her body moves like two pigs fighting their way out of a sleeping bag and her face looks like the collision of a Maybelline truck with a Shoney’s buffet, but Dina redefines what it means to be a star.”

Dina has shared the bill with acts such as Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, Justin Bond, Nina Hagen and The Village People. She’s the recipient of two GLAAD Media Award nominations for Best Off-Off-Broadway Show, two Footlight Awards from The Seattle Times (1999 & 2004), a 1997 nominee for a Seattle Stranger Fringe Theater Award for Best Solo Show, and a finalist for the 2007 Alpert Award.

Dina Martina is the recipient of The Stranger’s 2012 Genius Award for Theater.

“Dina Martina is a master comic.” — Michael Musto, The Village Voice

“Dina Martina goes way beyond drag into some new kind of twisted art.” — John Waters

“Martina is an oversized diva who dresses horribly — often in outfits that showcase her hairy back — moves with the grace of a wounded hippo and sings in a voice that would shatter diamonds.” — NY Post

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20 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Dina Martina @ Fez Ballroom | Comedy, Drag Goddess, “A Train Wreck in Heels”

  1. Brett Butler October 7, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    Dina is my everything. She’s crazy. I love her!!!

  2. Jasmine Gillett October 7, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    I have never been to a comedy show in my life so this would be a super cool experience.

  3. Krystal Tanner October 7, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    Pick me pick me!!! I love drag queen shows! And I want to be a drag king for halloween, so this would be sorta like research right?

  4. Christy J October 7, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    My best friend & I are coming to Portland for the first time that week. We love drag comedy shows and being able to attend would totally make our best friend trip!

  5. Christopher October 7, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    I do improv comedy and I think there is nothing more thrilling than messing with gender roles. Drag Shows = Wonderment!

  6. Tristan October 9, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    My birthday is oct 15 and my best friend will be in town from Wisconsin! Would be an amazing gift and exciting thing to do with my beastie!

  7. Julia October 10, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    I love love love drag shows!

  8. Jason Thompson October 10, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    Do you like boogers? Do you like chocolate? Then you’re going to love these chocolate boogers! And I’m going to love winning these tickets to see Dina! Thonk you. Thonk you.

  9. Frank Byers October 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    Awesome. I need, need, need to see this show. Thank you.

  10. Scott October 10, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    Sounds like fun.

  11. Amie October 10, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    My bestie’s perfect birthday present! <3

  12. Lillian October 10, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

    Love Dina!! She’s the best! I saw her Christmas show in beautiful see-tle, Washington and would love to see her here.

  13. Marco October 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    Sounds awesome

  14. Bobby&Tim October 11, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    It’s a plush life in our cozy trailer home, but I’ve got cabin fever. Its gettn cold and grrl, and I need some excitement! Dina we need 2 see ya at the Fez.

  15. chantuz October 12, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    Dina is my fav! I need to wreck my train.

  16. Bobby&Tim October 12, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    It’s a plush life in our cozy trailer home, but we’ve got cabin fever. Its gettn cold and girrl, we need some excitement! Dina we need 2 see ya at the Fez.

  17. Kristen D October 12, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    Have not had a chance to see her yet and am looking forward to it!

  18. Tiina Martinez October 13, 2013 at 12:27 am #

    I’ve never been to a drag comedy show, would love to go, besides oct. 14th is my b-day, would be a awsome present to win som tics.

  19. Marie October 13, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    I’d like to take my husband to this show, he works hard and needs a night out

  20. Kyle siemens October 13, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    I want these cause I tried to see her in San Fran but it was sold out!!

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