“That staff and those people at Kill Your Idol…the customers and the regulars, they’re like family,” Novak said. “It’s such a great gig. It’s my bread and butter.”
Novak celebrates her silver anniversary recognizing drag entertainers and club kids of the community with the 25th annual Shelley Novak Awards. The event — hosted for several years at Score Nightclub’s old location on Lincoln Road — will be held Thursday, March 1 at Kill Your Idol. Novak said this year, she wanted to poll the community at Wigwood, “pick everyone’s brains, everyone on that scene” and have them choose the nominees for such categories as best drag name, best drag venue, best costumes, best make-up and most glamorous.