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Like. Lust. Love. Which Flavor Do You Prefer?

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have a lot of friends in real life and on social media who I LIKE. There are many out there who I LUST. I have many best friends and family members that I would do anything for and they would for me who I LOVE. I’m fortunate that I’ve had many boyfriends in my life that I LOVED. Today, as a single gay man, I look for my next person to LIKE, to LUST and to LOVE. Someone to share my awesome life. I feel greedy that I had so many great relationships but I want one more. Many of you met your soul mate early and are monogamous. Many prefer being single and having fun meeting people. Some prefer to do neither. I’m somewhere in between right now. I am no relationship expert but I’m getting better at this. You learn by trial and error. But with every relationship I learn more about myself and what to do and not to do. When I worked at Baskin-Robbins, we encouraged people to try as many flavors as they wanted. Some were courageous and tried something new every time and others chose vanilla consistently. Kind of like dating. Can you eat one flavor of ice cream for the rest of your life or do you try them all? Or do you want to have the trifecta vanilla, chocolate and strawberry? Finally outdoor events are back including the AGRA Rodeo, Willo Home Tour and Melrose Street Fair. Hopefully I’ll meet the cowboy of my dreams. Or the thespian of my dreams. Or the twink of my dreams. Or the jock of my dreams. Or the gamer of my dreams. Hopefully, all in one. One can dream. ION will have a booth at each one of these events. Stop by and say, “Hi.” I can never have enough flavors. Happy Rodeo and Valentine’s Day! I hope you LOVE this issue. Be well, stay safe and find and LOVE that perfect ice cream flavor. Or two. Or three!

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Renaissance Festival Hear ye! Hear ye! All ye lads and lasses—and especially you queens! The fabled Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace is back! Hoist a cup o’ grog, grab a giant turkey leg, and party like it’s 1599! For directions and info visit RenFestInfo.com on your magical, newfangled 21st century devices. Weekends February 5-April 3

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This’ll be right up your alley! GayBowlingPhoenix is hosting PRIT 2022 (Phoenix Regional Invitational Tournament.) Hundreds of LGBTQ and Allied bowlers from across the USA get the ball rolling! Let It Roll Bowling & Entertainment Center, 8925 N. 12th St. near Dunlap in Phoenix. February 18-20

Willo Home Tour The Willo Historic Neighborhood features Tudor, Spanish Colonials, Territorial, and Craftsman bungalows. Check out the Home Tour & Street Fair with beer & wine garden, food trucks, DJ, and a block party. Stop by the ION tent and say, “Hello!” For more information and tickets go to WilloPhx.com February 19-20

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Aunt Rita is calling, so lace up your sneakers and get ready to walk (or run). All proceeds benefit 14 HIV/AIDS partnered Valley agencies. AIDS Walk registration and the vendor village open at 1 p.m. The walk and run will start at 3 p.m. at Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy. at Mill Avenue in downtown Tempe. For more info visit AuntRitas.org Saturday, February 19

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Photography by: LeakedGlass Model: Shane Henderson Yee-haw! You can’t keep a good cowboy down! After a hiatus because of that pesky pandemic, the Arizona Gay Rodeo Association (AGRA) is excited to be back in the saddle again. It’s time to shine up your boots and polish your spurs, pardner! The AGRA rodeo has a day of queer cowboys ’n’ critters competing for coin! The AGRA doesn’t discriminate, so there’s bound to be a few cowgals, too. Not only that, there’s some big city vendors who’ll be selling some fine haberdashery and cowboy hats, just in case you need a new one, in addition to there great gewgaws for y’all to purchase. There’s also lots of entertainment in the pavilion along with dancing, and, yep … there’ll be some drag queens, too. There’s a bar so you cityslickers & ranch hands can wet your whistle. If you aim to get likkered up, keep an eye out to join the wagon train from Charlie’s to the rodeo grounds. They’ll have more news, so keep your ear to the ground. 26

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Here’s a schedule of what you can expect! We’ll see you there! Giddyap!

Saturday Rodeo start time is at 10 a.m. Calf Roping on Foot • Team Roping • Mounted Breakaway Roping • Steer Decorating • Pole Bending

Grand Entry about 1 p.m. Chute Dogging • Goat Dressing • Steer Riding • Bull Riding • Wild Drag Race • Barrel Racing • Flag Race

Sunday Awards Presentation at 8 p.m. Corona Ranch 7611 S. 29th Ave. at Baseline Rd. in Laveen. For more news visit AGRA-Phx.com JAN / FEB 2022

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The Power of the Dog You won’t see John Wayne in this unusual take on the American Western. But you will see a dishy (briefly naked) Benedict Cumberbatch as a charismatic, cruel (and a little bit smelly) rancher in 1925 Montana who may (or may not) be a “straight shooter.” A dramatic and a psycho-sexually disturbing masterpiece.

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Euphoria - season 2 It’s been over two years since season one ended. Don’t worry, Rue (the brilliant Zendaya) is alive. Balancing the pressures of loss, love, and addiction is as challenging as ever. This series tackles gay love, trans love, lesbian love, straight love, bi love … Love is love is love. But is it really that easy? Not in this world.

Getting Curious with Jonathan Ness As the Queer Eye reboot sputters on (season 6 just debuted), the host homos are scrambling to carve out their own niches. Jonathan Van Ness, the wacky hair hopper and genderfluid/non-binary/epicene pronoun guru takes on brain tickling queries as he debuts his entertaining aural podcast to streaming visual. January 28

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Cher Forever!

Someone once said “The only thing that will be left after a nuclear holocaust is Cher and cockroaches.” Cher replied, “I think that’s funny, because, you know, I am a survivor. If I’m anything, that’s what I am.” True divas celebrated by the gays are rare. Sure, you’ve got the mother of all divas: Judy, definitely Diana Ross, plus Donna Summer, Madonna, even Barbra Streisand, the Divine Miss M, maybe Britney, and certainly the Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga, but the eternal goddess of all divas will always be the one and only Cher. No one has retained more staying power. With one Final Farewell Tour after another, she’s proved that she’s not done yet, bitches. Now, for the first time, all the spectacular highlights of Cher’s remarkable career are together in one collection – The Best of Cher back when variety shows featuring comedy skits with the host and popular guest stars of the day, musical numbers ruled the TV airwaves. Enjoy over 15 hours of legendary music and comedy with the great diva herself. All of this is brought to you through the amazing technological magic of DVD! (Hey, not everything’s on Netflix, kids!) The Best of Cher 9-DVD Collector’s Set Includes: • 10 star-studded episodes of Cher with celebrity guest appearances. • Both of Cher’s legendary TV Specials from the ‘70s. • Two unforgettable concerts in Vegas, live from the MGM Grand and the Mirage. • FREE Bonus DVD: The full-length documentary Dear Mom, Love Cher – a rare peek into Cher’s family history. • Exclusive new interviews with Lily Tomlin, designer Bob Mackie, Cher executive producer George Schlatter, and, yes, the one and only, Cher herself. Plus, there’s rare clips including early TV appearances, rehearsal footage, and even Cher’s very own personal camcorder footage. Yes, camcorder! That was back in the old days, way before cell phones. Follow Cher’s legendary style through it all with a Look Book of designer Bob Mackie’s original wardrobe sketches. What? You want even more Cher? Upgrade to The Best of Cher Deluxe 18-DVD Collection. You’ll get 18 more episodes of Cher’s variety shows from the ‘70s, featuring her solo show, Cher, as well as The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and The Sonny & Cher Show. That’s over 30 hours of Cher, Cher, and more Cher! That’s a lot of Cher!

Order The Best of Cher at TimeLife.com Get 15 hours on 9 DVDs: $99.95 Get over 30 hours of even more Cher on 18 DVDs: $199.95 JAN / FEB 2022

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo brings a pirouette you won’t forget to the Chandler Center for the Arts.

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ounded in 1974 in a very off-off-off Broadways loft space by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet as parody and en travesti (very loosely defined as “in drag.”) Since then their keen knowledge and love of the art of ballet combined with their comic approach and artistry have made them the toast of the international stage with worldwide tours and televised appearances. They are a major dance phenomenon around the world, noted as a popular and critical success. The original concept of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo hasn’t changed. The company of professional biological male dancers performing the full range of ballet and modern dance repertoire including classical and original works faithfully executed. The comedy happens with they incorporate and exaggerate the foibles, accidents, and underlying incongruities of serious dance. The fact that men dance all parts—their divine, athletic, muscular bodies delicately balancing en pointe as swans, sylphs, water sprites and fairy princesses, enhances the spirit of the art form. Les Trocks (as they’re affectionately known) delight and entertain ballet aficionados and novices everywhere they perform. These men dance the great roles traditionally performed by women—but with a dash of slapstick with each arabesque, extended bourrée, plus every carefully executed and intentionally clumsy grand jeté. You have to be a seasoned, highly trained pro to pull off something so gracelessly perfect. You’ll sob, swoon and snicker during the classic performance of The Dying Swan, enrapt while the tragic bird molts to death, dancing to Saint-Saëns’ melancholy score. The baby spotlight searches the darkened stage JAN / FEB 2022

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looking for the the sad swan: a man, playing an aging diva, complete with a fake bun, toe shoes … with feathers that keep shedding from beneath her tutu. The corps includes ballerina assoluta Sonia Leftova, “The Prune Danish of Russian Ballet,” plus Ida Nevasayneva, the Socialist ballerina of the working people everywhere. Meet Moussia Shebarkarova, a celebrated child prodigy; back in the Brezhnev era, at the age of two, Shebarkarova astounded her parents by taking a correspondence course in ballet. Patrons will surprised to learn that the premier danseur Jacques d’Aniels was originally trained as an astronaut before entering the world of ballet. The Legupski Brothers, Araf, Marat, Sergey, Vladimir and Vyacheslav are not really brothers; nor are their names really Araf, Marat, Sergey, Vladimir or Vyacheslav … nor are they real Russians. You can bet that their performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is a real ball-buster by the time they’re finished. Whether you’re a veteran lover of the art of ballet and dance, or if you like drag, or if you simply love to be entertained, you owe it to yourself to spend an evening with with the Trocks, a corps of cocks in frocks.

For more information about the history of the Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo check out Trockadero.org Sunday, February 20 at 7 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts 250 N. Arizona Ave. Box Office: 480-780-2680 • ChandlerCenter.org

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Wonderspaces Experience extraordinary art in this ever-changing art gallery featuring immersive and interactive art installations. Wonderspaces presents an evolving lineup of 13 extraordinary art installations to enjoy with friends and family. Oh, and they have a full bar, too, in case you wanted to know. Located in Scottsdale Fashion Square near the fancy Food Court. Find out more at Arizona.Wonderspaces.com

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inspired by Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, this morally ambiguous Victorian tale, lust, greed, beauty, and the quest for eternal youth create blurred lines between good and evil. See it unleashed in a seductive vision through dance, theatre, aerial arts, music and visual arts. Scorpius Dance Theatre at Phoenix Theatre Co. 1825 N. Central Ave. at McDowell Rd. Go to ScorpiusDance.com for tickets January 27-29

A Conversation with John Leguizamo He’s more than Chi-Chi Rodriguez from To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. The Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor shares an evening of lecture, Q&A, humor and insight based on lessons he’s learned, characters he’s encountered and struggles he’s had. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. in Mesa. Tix: 480-644-6500 or go to MesaArtsCenter.com Thursday, February 3 54

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Friendly bars, clubs & restaurants: RECOMMENDED PHOENIX METRO

WEBSITE

ADDRESS

PHONE

1. Anvil

anvilbaraz.com

2424 E. Thomas Rd.

(602) 334-1462

2. Bar 1

bar1bar.com

3702 N. 16th St.

(602) 266-9001

3. Bliss/ReBar

blissrebar.com

901 N. 4th St.

(602) 795-1792

4. Boycott Bar

boycottbarphx.com

4301 N 7th Ave.

(602) 515-3667

5. BS West

bswest.com

7125 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale (480) 945-9028

6. Bunkhouse

bunkhousesaloonphx 4428 N 7th Ave.

(602) 200-9154

7. The Cash

cashnightclub.com

1730 E McDowell Rd.

(602) 253-0689

8. Charlie’s

charliesphoenix.com

727 W. Camelback Rd.

(602) 265-0224

9. Cruisn’ 7th

cruisin7th.com

3702 N. 7th St.

(602) 212-9888

10. Dick’s Cabaret

dickscabaret.com

3432 E. Illini Rd.

(602) 274-DICK

11. FEZ

fezoncentral.com

105 W. Portland St

(602) 287-8700

12. Flex Spas

flexspas.com

1517 S. Black Canyon Hwy. (602) 271-9011

13. Hula’s

hulasmoderntiki.com

5114 N 7th St

(602) 265-8454

14. Industry Bar

industryphx.com

607 W Osborn Rd.

(602) 274-1456

15. Karamba

karambanightclub.com 1724 E. McDowell Rd.

(602) 254-0231

16. King Pin Bar/Rest

kingpingrill.com

(602) 795-6007

17 Kobalt

kobaltbarphoenix.com Park Central Mall

(602) 264-5307

18. Mi Patio

mipatioaz.com

3347 N 7th Ave.

(602) 277-4831

19. NuTowne Saloon

nutownebar.com

5002 E Van Buren St.

(602) 267-9959

20. OZ Bar

ozbarphx.com

1804 W. Bethany Home Rd. (602) 242-5114

21. Plazma

8925 N 12th St.

1560 E Osborn Rd.

(602) 266-0477

22. Rewined Bar

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3308 N 24th St.

(602) 429-9660

23. The Rock

therockdmphoenix

4129 N 7th Ave

(602) 248-8559

24. Sazerac

sazeracphoenix.com

821 N 2nd St.

(602) 334-1626

25. Stacy’s @ Melrose

stacysatmelrose.com

4343 N 7th Ave.

(602) 264-1700

26. Thunderbird Lnge

thunderbirdloungephx 710 W Montecito Ave.

(602) 283-4621

27. Wok n Roll - Phx

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2801 N Central Ave.

(602) 230-2960

28. Wok n Roll - Scott

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4412 N Miller Rd.

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Centrico (Modern Mexican) Hula’s Modern Tiki Oven & Vine Mary Coyle’s Ice Cream Screaming Banshee (Bisbee)

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ere we go again. Starting on January 14th, Mercury goes into retrograde through February 3. You can expect some unexpected challenges and glitches in everyday life. The good thing is you have the power to re-edit and “do over,” no matter what your sign is. ¶ On January 18 Uranus moves in Taurus direct. Expect brilliant and maybe even disturbing ideas and events. Uranus is the “Great Awakener,” and it’ll rock your world for the better. ¶ Aquarius season begins on January 19 through February 18. No matter what your sign is, this is the time to get freaky. Be weird. Embrace how unique you are. How many fucks will be given? Exactly none. Love is all around you!

VIRGO Aug. 23 - Sep. 22 Mercury retrograde forces you to focus on priorities and encourages you to seek pleasure. (That’s not a problem.) Mars helps you shake your grove thang, yeah, yeah. Expect magic to happen by January 25. LIBRA Sep. 23 - Oct. 22 Venus is your ruling planet, and this encourages glamour time. Mani-pedis, maybe a little botox, and who doesn’t love a good facial? Look your best, because someone is looking at you. SCORPIO Oct. 23 - Nov.23 You’ve been working to resolve some kind of angst that’s been brewing inside you. Mars makes it about rebuilding positivity and creativity, so get butch and start hammering away.

ARIES Mar. 21 - Apr. 20 Time for an overhaul. Venus in retrograde changes the way you SAGITTARIUS Nov. 23 - Dec. 23 relate to others; listening pays off. Don’t make any hasty decisions. Create a strategy that makes the world work with you. Make it happen. Jupiter is not your friend, but Venus is in your corner and this loving planet TAURUS April. 21 - May 20 makes sure others see you as super You’re feeling hopeful, yet realistic foxy. Someone makes a proposal. while you brainstorm making goals. Remember: think about it. Rebellious Mercury motivates you. CAPRICORN Dec. 23 - Jan. 20 You’ll make a bold play that shocks The Sun and the Moon connect in others. In a good way. your sign and that means its time to GEMINI May 21 - June 21 reclaim your time. Evaluate what’s Everybody keeps telling you what important to you. Birthday Cappies can they think you need to know. Screw expect major breakthroughs in a much ‘em. Quit choosing the wrong people. delayed project. Importance is on Just stop it! Mercury retrograde based on your needs. Be choosy. inspires you. Show us how. AQUARIUS Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 CANCER June 22 - July 22 Enjoy quality time with yourself. Dynamics have changed, thanks Connect with your unique spirituality to Uranus. You’re secretive, so you and trust your bizarre intuition. You’re miss out on things; time to stop it usually right. Got a birthday? When with that business. We can’t read the Sun squares off from Uranus on your mind. Speak out, but please be January 30 you break from tedious old diplomatic about it. traditions and start a new trend. LEO July 23 - Aug. 22 PISCES Feb. 20 - Mar. 20 Time to tackle a pesky “to do” list. Uh The Full Moon unleashes your wild oh. Mercury retrograde joins Pluto imagination … and it’s a lot wilder this and they reveal a nasty little habit of year than anybody would guess! You yours. Tell us more! It sounds like a see the end of a creative project; it’s juicy little secret! A reality check pays time to indulge your mischievous side. off. Your image is improved. 62

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