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t’s the most festive month of the year for our community! October features Rainbows Festival, Tucson Pride, Gay Bowl X, several great parties as well as the High Holiday of the Year: Halloween! Look for your favorite bar or club’s ad to see what they have planned. iPhone/iPad Users Rejoice For the people that love reading ION Arizona online, we are excited to announce that we are launching an iPad / iPhone / iTouch version of ION Arizona that can be saved and archived in iBooks. Next month, we are launching a new mobile version of our website with upcoming events, bar and restaurant guides as well as accomodations, personal and professional services, non-profits and, yes, adult business links. Gay Bowl X is HERE! Another ION Arizona exclusive! We’re very excited to be awarded the exclusive media sponsor of an Arizona first: Gay Bowl X! Our hometown flag football team, the Phoenix Hellraisers, will host this national championship event. Over 600 people will be visiting our great city and will be traveling the Valley of the Sun. Let’s show them how we do it in Arizona! Check out pages 24-26 for a complete list of activities and times. If you’re visiting Arizona for the tournament, WELCOME! Use ION Arizona as your guide to our fabulous community and what we have to offer!

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GLBT History Month Leonardo da Vinci. Tchaikovsky. Queen Christina of Sweden. Even Liberace! They’re just some of the great people who’ve helped shaped history. And they were all Gay or Lesbian. It’s GLBT History Month. We’re celebrating our community with the Coming Out stories of local members at the Phoenix Zoo on October 10 with OUTday PHX. ION Arizona is a proud sponsor of this event. See the ad on page 61 for details. History is being made every day by everybody. ION Arizona is helping record our community’s history. You can help make history, too. Right here. Starting today. Get involved! It’s a great feeling! Pride in your Community We take pride in every issue of ION Arizona. We take pride in our beautiful state (despite our turbulant politics). While we love to have fun, we also know that getting involved can make change. Voting is the easiest way you can promote change. Get out and vote November 2. Enjoy this issue and get out and have fun! Be safe and be good to each other.

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Karamba’s 6th Anniversary It’s always time for a big fiesta at Karamba’s! And tonight it’s special! It’s their birthday! Come join in the fun! See a special performance from Chris America as Madonna, sexy dancers, and, of course, your hostess, the lovely Diamond Dallas! It all happens on Saturday, October 2 at 1724 E. McDowell Rd. Phone: 602-254-0231. www.KarambaNightclub.com See ad p. 4

Gaybowl X Who doesn’t love a tight end or a wide receiver? Okay, so it’s an old joke. But Gay Bowl X is in town, so let’s extend our hospitality. From the kick-off party to the survivor’s brunch, you can huddle up at the line of scrimmage and touchdown! The games are at the Reach 11 Sports Complex, just north of the 101 on Cave Creek Road. It’s a whole weekend of fun October 7-10. For more details go to www. GayBowlX.com. See the info on p. 24-26.

Carnaval Latino & Tucson Pride It’s Pride time! Start it off with Carnaval Latino on Friday, October 8 at the Days Inn Tucson Convention Center with top entertainment and hot go-go boys! Then, our friends and neighbors in Tucson are doing Old Pueblo style on Saturday, October 9 at Reid Park Check out headliner Sophie B. Hawkins along with Eric Himan and Bily Dortch. Check out www.TucsonPride.org. For details see p. 87-89

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OUT Day Phx at the Zoo Birds do it. Bees do. Even educated fleas do it. Let’s do it. Let’s go to OUT Day Phx at the Phoenix Zoo! The event happens on Sunday, October 10 at 1 p.m. at the Stone House Pavilion. Comedian ANT and actress Heather Matarazzo will be there. Purchase your tickets at www.pride-tickets. org See ad on p. 61

Lush Lounge Grand Opening Calling all lushes! It’s Lush – the Lounge! The East Valley’s newest and only alternative bar! You know what that means! Their grand opening weekend, October 15-17 features drink specials, with brunch specials on Sunday, with Happy Hour all day long! Stop in every Saturday for Mya McKenzie! Lush is at 2050 N. Alma School Rd. Suite 8. Phone: 480-851-9444 or join us on Facebook. See ad on page 34

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Jujubee at Club Rain “But what about me? What about Jujubee?” Yes, folks! You loved her on LOGO’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, and on RuPaul’s Drag U. The beloved and foxy Drag Race finalist Jujubee brings her unique and superfabulous drag to Scottsdale! She’ll be here for the first time in an exclusive, one-night-only engagement Wednesday, October 27 at Club Rain and Lounge, 1420 E. Scottsdale Rd. (SW corner of Scottdale and McDowell Rds.) Get your tickets early! Call 602-570-6953. Doors open at 9pm

October 2010 ION DRAG LISTINGS DATE TIME LOCATION SHOW / PERFORMER(S) Mondays 9:00pm Apollo’s Naughty or Nice Bingo with Erikya Knowles Wednesdays 10:00pm Charlie’s Claudia B. & Company Third Thursdays 10:00pm Forbidden Miss Ruby’s Show Thursdays 10:30pm Karamba Grecia’s Show Fridays 9:00pm BS West Elements - followed by Mandy B.B.’s Boys! Saturdays 10:00pm icepics Pandemonium with AZ Gender Outlaws Saturdays 10:00pm Forbidden The Barbra Seville Show Saturdays 9:30pm Charlie’s Pussy’s Patio Show Sundays 8:30pm Charlie’s Pussy LeHoot & Friends Sundays 10:30pm Karamba Galilea’s Show 3 8:00pm Apollo’s A. Bunz Ttotm Show With Miss W.S. Monica Moore 10 8:00pm Apollo’s T.C. Taylors That Time Of The Month Show 17 8:00pm Apollo’s Mia Adams That Time Of The Month Show 23 9:30pm Apollo’s Miss Goddess Apollo’s Pageant 24 8:00pm Apollo’s Erika Knowles That Time Of The Month Show 31 8:00pm Apollo’s Barbra Seville’s TTOTM with Celia Putty To add your drag event, e-mail dates, times, locations & pics to kbushaw@me.com Included events must be 1) Charity Benefit OR 2) Located at an ION Arizona Advertiser

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ow, when you’re dancing, remember, make it broader, with tons of shoulder. Remember, you’re a drag queen!” Go to any drag show these days and look – just beyond the spotlight, off to one side, caught in the reflection of the sequins, paillettes, in the midst of the razzle-dazzle – and you’re likely to see a familiar face, smiling and lending a helping hand, and engineering the show. The ubiquitous “Man Behind the Curtain” is Edward Castro, wig wrangler, fan and friend to queens as well as the impresario and creator of ArizonaDrag. com, the “#1 Source for Drag in Arizona.” A Tucson transplant, Castro was a DJ and a pageant promoter for the Miss Gay US of A system in the Old Pueblo before he moved to Phoenix in 2008 and promoting two pageants and creating ArizonaDrag. com to inform the community about drag shows, events, drag events, help budding drag queens, and fundraisers for the community. “It just started out as a hobby, but after the response, it blossomed into something bigger,” Castro explained. “I enjoy putting together drag events and since drag is so welcomed by the Phoenix community, I felt that they can use this as a resource to learn about the queens. ArizonaDrag.com informs people where shows are, or how to get into drag. The community has responded so well and it’s allowed everyone a chance to see and do more.” Castro reflected about working with Arizona’s queens and his experiences. “My favorite part is learning about the queens and how they got their start. Some of their stories are definitely inspirational; some weren’t successful right off the bat. It took them three or four years before they got their big break. I like getting to know the person

behind the make-up. Their drag character is what people see on-stage; but the person behind the make-up can be someone completely different.” ArizonaDrag.com and Castro are quick to remember the GLBT community who support the resource and the performers. Arizona’s queens are ready to help, too. “When push comes to shove, the Arizona’s queens can put their differences aside to raise money for the community. They’re definitely unified and are there when you need them, ” Castro pointed out. Castro is planning fundraisers benefiting the Phoenix Pride scholarship fund, a drag calendar for the 2011 year featuring some of the top talent headlining drag shows in Phoenix and Tucson. He’s also coordinating a competition called “Arizona’s Rising Star.” “This event will help a new, upcoming queen start her career,” Castro elaborated. Look for one of a kind shows featuring nationally known names from the world of drag from around the country. “We’re also planning a great show in April before Phoenix Pride with some hot, national talent that’ll be really exciting!” 2011 also promises RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing parties, featuring past and present cast members and shows with prizes. Last year ArizonaDrag.com distributed concert tickets to Mariah Carey’s concert, the Renaissance Festival and a cash prize of $300 for Lip Synch for your Life contest. What’s in the cards for the future of drag in Arizona? “Drag in 3-D,” laughed Castro. “Really, though, the newcomers, such as Coco St. James, Kira Daniels, Victoria Bacon each bring a different, unique style of drag that really is the future of drag here.” October 2010

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“... The last house on the left.” Things that go “bump!” in the night! Haunted hangouts abound! Check out The Screamhouse, 101 & McDowell; Field of Screams, Bethany Home Rd. & 75th Ave.; Bloodburn Cemetery in Chandler; Chambers of Fear on Bell Rd. in Surprise, The Gauntlet at Golfland in Mesa, Morbid Manor on Foothill Dr. in Glendale, or The Nest at Rawhide. For a listing & info go to: phoenix.about.com/od/halloween/tp/Haunted-Houses-Phoenix.htm

Arizona Taco Festival

When you think of our great state, the first thing that comes to mind is “Tacos.” Well, that and SB1070. And Tent City. But if you like tacos, you’ll love the Arizona Taco Festival featuring tasty comidas. It’s taco time at the Scottsdale Waterfront on Saturday, October 9 from 10 a.m.5 p.m. And don’t forget the Tequila Expo! This event benefits Waste Not. Go to AZtacofestival.com for tix & details.

Oktoberfest at CityScape Mein Damen und Herren! Break out the lederhosen, because Phoenix Sister Cities presents Old World German beer at the fabulous, new CityScape’s first ever Oktoberfest! Tasty brews from Germany will be exclusive for this event! And there’s plenty of sauerkraut, sausages and soft pretzels, too! Get free tix at Lucky Strike Lanes, CVS, 5 Guys Burgers, Gold’s Gym, CVS and other businesses at CityScape while supplies last. As Heidi Klum says, “Auf wiedersehen!”

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Jack Johnson This hot singer-songwriter, musician and surfer dude from the island of Oahu known for his soft-rock and acoustical guitar performances has sold more than eight million records worldwide. He’s an advocate of pro-environment issues and works with local nonprofit groups, too. Crunchy, peace, love, tofu, and macramé fun for everyone! Jack brings his lyrical, mellow feel-good vibe to Cricket Wireless Pavilion on Saturday, October 10. 2121 N. 83rd Ave. For tix call 602-254-7200 or go to www.LiveNation.com

B-52s at the AZ State Fair “What’s that on your head? A wig!” These goofy party music funsters from Athens, GA are still at it, more than 30 years after they introduced “Rock Lobster” on a baffled American public. And they’re still as wacky and wonderful as ever! Catch ‘em at the Arizona State Fair with Morris Day on Saturday, October 16 for $15, plus Fair admission. 19th Ave. & McDowell Call 602-252-6771 or visit www.Ticketmaster.com

Donna Summer “Ooooh! Its so good, it’s so good, it’s so good ...” One of disco’s original Bad Girls is coming! So to speak. The original Diva of music’s mellowed out a bit; gone are the 15-minute long orgasmic moans and groans, but she’s still got it goin’ on! She’ll participate in the fundraiser for the Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall at 1 N. First Street on Saturday, October 16. She works hard for the money! For details call 602-495-1999 or visit www.phoenixsymphony.org

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by Jackson David Kelly jacksonkelly@cox.net

Yo, DJ! What’s New? In addition to these great finds, check out new albums from Pete Yorn, Mark Ronson, David Archuleta, Faith Evans, Sugarland, NeYo, and Taylor Swift.

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History of Modern All I can say is that I have been waiting 17 years for this album. Packed with 14 new tracks, OMD have never sounded better, more current and nostalgic all in one presentation. Lead single “If You Want it” is choral, happy and sleek while “History of Modern pt II”, continues the joyride of Andy’s radio loving vocals. And then there are the extremely electrified and charged tracks of “History of Modern pt I” and “Sister Marie Says,” that make this album a must have. And for us US peeps, look for a special track called “Save Me” featuring Aretha Franklin to close the album. Simply divine, simply satisfying, simply amazing.

show the world that Seal is very happy, full of life and simply committed to the art of living.

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On KT’s third album she decides to change it up to showcase a rockier, grittier side that almost says, I’ve gone punkish on you.” Well, at least as punkish as a singer songwriter can get. Lead US single “Fade like a Shadow” proves to be most commercial with its glockenspiel chipper tone, while UK single “Still a Weirdo” gives the listener one of the softer sides of this disc. Other tracks of note include the mid-tempo “Difficulty” and the sultry Peggy Lee “Fever” like song of “Golden Frames.” It’s not as catchy as her previous work, nor does it resonate with commercialism, but I give her credit for trying something different.

Maroon 5 Hands All Over

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After the dismal sales performance of System (which cannot be attributed to its quality), Seal does away with his brief stint into dance and goes back to the sound that made him a worldwide phenomenon, as heard in the nearly perfect album of 2004. Lead single “Secret” proves to be a perfect introduction to this album of soulfulness. It’s sweet caress and melodic harmony is simply sweeping. Commitment also goes deeper than any previous work and is most evident on “Weight of My Mistakes,” “Best of Me” and “If I’m any Closer.” In all, these 11 tracks

Adam and company’s third effort comes with high expectations and after careful listen, it’s comforting to know Maroon 5 keeps to their formula to present an album that will keep your appetite wet for months to come. Though lead single “Misery” falls a bit short of a catch-me single, they make up for it in “Give a Little More” and “Get Back in my Life,” in which both have an irresistible jam and a pulsating beat to boot. Then there’s the soaring and harmonious balled, “Just a Feeling,” one of this albums high points. Hands also gets great support from the groovy “Runaway” and the mid-tempo “How.” It’s so great hearing this band make great music. October 2010

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he runaway hit Project Runway, gives budding fashion designers a forum to hit The Big Time. This season Lifetime TV offers up the endearing and fascinating reality show On The Road with Austin and Santino. PR alumni and pals, the fey and fabulous popinjay Austin Scarlett and the savvy, sexy enfant terrible Santino Rice team up and “pay it forward.” They’re taking their act on the road, blowing into 14 towns, hamlets and villages across America, giving deserving women a makeover including a custom made piece of couture for a special occasion. The resulting shows are touching, unique and rollicking good fun. Austin and Santino spoke with ION Arizona about their whirlwind tour of America, their friendship and fashion. You can almost hear PR patriarch Tim Gunn in the background saying, “Make it work.” And, boy, does it! ION: Your show is great! It showcases your humanity – something we don’t always see on TV. Santino Rice: Thanks. You’re just seeing a different facet of who I am. I’ve always been the same person. People have just got to see bits and pieces of me on other shows. I’m glad that people get to see this side of me; it’s a big part of who I am. It was very much glossed over on Project Runway for brevity. I feel for people who don’t have survival skills, or the ability to make things happen quickly. That’s part of the ultimate test of a Higher Energy or God saying, “Can you get through this? Are you really worthy of continuing?” If you make those sacrifices and persevere, you’re gonna win. Whatever it is that you do. If you don’t quit, you’ll ultimately succeed. If you quit, you won’t. You’re out of the game. You’re done. But if you keep persevering, you keep going, you’ll succeed. That’s the bottom line. Austin Scarlett: Thank you. That’s one of my favorite parts about it. It’s wonderful that we get to share – and create – happiness for someone who deserves it. We are both so really happy; we weren’t selected, we developed it ourselves. We really wanted to

do something that involved people. ION: What was it like working with Austin/ Santino? SR: Oh, Austin’s great! We’ve known each other for the past five years.. He’s a great guy. Super funny! I love doing the show with him. I think people like to point out our differences more than our similarities. We’re very similar in different ways. We laugh about the same things. He’s got a wellspring of references. We can make comments or say a line from an old movie and just be rolling and cracking up. Other people watching us may not get it, but I hope they do. There’s some coded messages and humor going on. AS: He’s so much fun, first of all. It’s a madcap adventure when Mr. Rice is involved. He’s very creative. I think we push each other’s limits, creatively. We both put a lot of heart and soul into our designs. We both, of course, have different approaches to different ideas. It’s great when you combine them in a way that works. And luckily, with Santino, it works. ION: What is the most challenging? Any near-disasters? AS: Luckily we were able to keep our calm, but there were a few close calls. There were all these technical aspects of creating the dress. We didn’t have the normal working conditions we would have back in our studios. The hardest part was traveling; packing and unpacking constantly. Every week. We filmed one week per episode. We arrive into town and set up. Then we film for two days, and have one day off. It’s a pretty tough schedule. But we get to see these really incredible places we’d never get to see otherwise. ION: What is the most gratifying element of the show for you? SR: Anytime you can dress a client and make them feel beautiful and create something for them that they’ve never had October 2010

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before in their lives and know that this is probably going to be the best garment they’ve ever had and ever worn, that fits them to a “T” is amazing. It is overwhelming; it is emotional. That’s part of it. If tears start flowing it’s from a place of love and happiness. It’s a beautiful thing. You discover certain things and experiences in life. Until you experience something like this you don’t really know what the overall effect will be for the client. When the client sees the finished garment ... you can’t help but be moved by their reaction and emotion. AS: The people, really. Getting to share the joy of fashion and beauty with different people. I love expressing myself through the clothes I design. Being able to share the beauty of that. The enjoyment I think everybody deserves to have with fashion. Just a little bit! ION: Which challenge or who touched you most? SR: Each experience is it’s own thing altogether. It’s awesome to have fourteen well, actually sixteen (laughs) - women all together. Ever single experience has been different. All these different personalities. Everyone’s been really great. There is an episode that’s even more emotional. There’s a lot of happiness in it – but there was definitely a lot of sadness in it for me. AS: The episode when we were in Virginia City, Nevada, with Justine Holbrook, the lady truckdriver, was really incredible. It was a 42

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complete, new, sound, realization of her own beauty. All her life she’d been overweight and lost it all. She looked incredible, but in her mind she never saw herself as a beautiful woman in her life. That experience really opened her eyes. But each of them have been fantastic. ION: You were in some very small towns. How did the townpeople respond to you? SR: It’s really interesting. Growing up in a small town, I heard everything. We go into these small towns, and we didn’t have one negative comment actually said to our face. I can say we definitely had more positive experiences than negative. But in person, everyone was amazingly hospitable. Really genuine. We didn’t have any bad experiences or close calls. Looking at it from both sides, I do think people have evolved quite a bit. We still have a long way to go, but a lot of people are changing the way “Big City People” or Gay people are perceived. Whatever. It’s changing. I’m happy that if people can meet Austin and me, and get an idea who we are, we’re creating a better dialog between all people. AS: Having a camera crew with us definitely helped. Everyone was wonderful. Everyone was super hospitable, welcoming. I don’t know if it’s because we’re part of a TV show, but people were genuinely interested in everything we were doing. Sort of giving back to the community, in a way. We love it! Some people were in a state of shock, the whole craziness of having a whole film crew take over their lives. The crew comes into your house for days. It’s a lot to deal with for a normal person.


ION: Like the Wedding Dress episode where you go lingerie shopping with the bride’s fiancé and you offered to make him a “banana hammock”? AS: Yes! He was a cutie pie! (Laughs) I said I was joking – but I wasn’t really! They were so sweet together! But we spent so much time on the dress I didn’t get a chance to make him the banana hammock and I really wanted to make him something. I’ll have to come back for their anniversary. ION: You’ve rubbed elbows with the supermodel Heidi Klum, participated in Fashion Week, hobnobbed with Project Runway’s fashion oracle Tim Gunn and worked with celebrities. Was it different working with “the ordinary woman”? SR: No, not at all. I see people as the same. You kind of know what you’re getting into when you dress a celebrity or a big name, but most of my clients in real life are “real women.” They have huge responsibilities, but they’re not famous. I’m really just trying to get to know the essence of a person; find out what they like, what they dislike and help them create something that is ultimately the most beautiful garment they’ve ever owned in their life. That’s my POV when I enter one of these towns and meet a new client. I think when people first heard about they show they thought, “Uh-oh. Great. these Big City Designers are gonna come in and make fun of people in small towns.” That was never our intention. It was about bringing fashion somewhere that you rarely ever see it. You hardly ever see people making their own clothes anymore. There’s not a lot of stores caring dressmaking fabrics anymore to make a simple shirt. It’s all quilting fabric. Quilting is huge! Quilting is

keeping the art of sewing alive in America. A quilt is time consuming, labor intensive, it’s everything that a couture gown is. And a gown also has to be worn, has to be put on. It has to fit perfectly. There’s a lot of similarities between quilts and what Austin and I are creating. It’s based on Fashion as Art. We’re not just making “merchandise” or some kind of covering for the body. It’s specific. It’s purposeful. It’s as high art as we can imagine in that town with the material that we can find. It’s a definitely a challenge. But it’s those kinds of challenges that get me out of bed in the morning. Anaïs Nin said “Abnormal pleasures kill the taste of normal ones.” It can be a bad thing, too, if you do something that’s unhealthy for you. But when you’ve had these amazing experiences when you’ve been all over the world and kind of “done it all,” these challenges are really what excite you again. They definitely inspire me and Austin in whole new ways that help us be even more creative and add to our perspective on how we filter these experiences of life through our work. As frustrating as it can be at times it’s all been rewarding and ultimately inspirational.

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AS: Certainly different, of course, being out of the regular New York studio scene where I’d be designing. But, yes, for them it’s a completely new experience that they’ve never really had before. So it’s really special in that way. It was more exciting for me! Letting them be part of something that they could never imagine, or have the opportunity for. Something that’s really special and wonderful. ION: If you could dress just one person in history, who would it be? SR: Just one person? Then I’m gonna say Catherine Deneuve.

AS: Tough one! There are so many! My goodness! How about ... Sarah Bernhardt. That would’ve been fun. Such theatrical style! You could costume her in all the great roles! They can make a dimpled smile out of a frown. They can even dye your eyes to match your gown! Catch the charming, cunning, and super talented team of Austin Scarlett and Santino Rice as they help make America beautiful. One fabulous dress at a time in On the Road with Austin on Santino every Thursday on Lifetime TV at 10:30 PST, after Project Runway. Read an expanded interview with Austin and Santino online at www.IONAZ.com

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merica’s television audiences met Jujubee and became acquainted with her beguiling charms when she burst on the scene with LOGOs RuPaul’s Drag Race, season two. She placed in the top three, stealing everybody’s heart with her wit, kindness and amazing talent. Jujubee brings her unique style to Phoenix for the first time this month. He’s Airline Inthyrath in “real life,” but once described drag as “Fiction. A train to leave this world and enter the heaven that I know.” He elaborated, “It’s kinda like when you’re children and you’d play house, or you were a superhero. You transform your mind to an imaginary land. Kinda like Where the Wild Things Are. I think every drag queen finds that side of it. There’s that excitement. You’re not so vulnerable; you don’t feel so bad. You’re in a character mood. Not that it allows you to be rude to anybody. That’s never smart,” he warned. “When everything comes off, it’s like stripping everything off and you’re yourself again. Jujubee’s fearless. She gets kind of crazy. As me, as Airline, I have fun, but I’m quiet. I like to people watch.” Airline worked as a make-up artist for Macy’s until Drag Race. Now Jujubee is a full-time career, providing him with a whole new avenue of opportunity. A love of travel and people stand out as highlights. “To be honest, I love meeting so many many different people and meeting so many different queens. That’s my favorite thing. Traveling to different states you see different talent and different art. How people view life. How they live. For example, I had chicken fried bacon in Omaha, Nebraska with Raven. I’d never heard of such a thing! Girl, it is amazing! It’s half an inch thick and covered in buttermilk batter, deep fried and drenched

in gravy. I try food wherever I go. I love to cook. I like to fuse Southern food with Laotian food – which my mother and father cooked. The flavors work really well together. Very similar. I’m a food lover!” He’s ready to sample the cuisine of the Southwest. “I love me some Mexican!” Jujuebee’s checked an appearance last month on the catwalk as a model at Fashion Week in New York City off of her bucket list. “It was chaos! Security was tight. There were so many models and I felt so short and so wide, but it was so fun! When it finally came together it was work! You walk down the catwalk – and that’s your performance. But on the way back it felt like everyone was staring at my back! Ellen DeGeneres was divine. Richie Rich is adorable; he’s a genius. He designed. He threw something together and said, “This is it!” I love MarcoMarco. He designed my costume for New Now Next Awards [on LOGO]. He’s amazing! Who knows? Maybe I can be a Gucci girl!” Between Drag Race and the spin-off Drag U, Jujubee has spent many Monday nights in America’s living rooms. It’s easy to feel like you already know her. “There are some people who are so genuine and I wish that I had more than eight seconds to talk to them. I hate that part about the job; I want to say ‘hi’ to everybody. It’s, like, ‘Oh my gosh! I have a new friend!’ I have so much support and here’s someone who sees that there’s an art in drag. I say to myself, ‘They paid money to see you at your best, you need to be your best.”” You can see Jujubee at her best. She’ll be performing at Club Rain, 1420 N. Scottsdale Road. PHONE: 480-4297674. Tickets are available at 602-5706953. Brought to you courtesy of Image Entertainment. Doors open aty 9

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Backwards in High Heels Forget Fred and Wilma ... Fred and Ginger are the bomb! Ginger Rogers, the legendary hoofer and star of 73 films, known for her fancy footwork with famous dance partner Fred Astaire did everything he did. Backward in high heels. The Arizona Theatre Co. presents her story will be at the Phoenix Theatre October 7-24. 100 E. McDowell Rd. Call 602-254-2151 for tix.

Jerry Seinfeld We’ve all had a “Puffy Shirt.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Jerry Seinfeld, one of the true Masters of Comedy (and of “his own domain”) comes to the Dodge Theatre where he’ll entertain you with his unique, quirky views about life. Or “No soup for you!” 400 W. Washington St. Tickets: www.LiveNation.com or call 602-379-2888

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast The story of a pretty girl who meets a fugly dude, but her pure heart sees the heart of gold that beats within and transforms him into a hottie. Like that would happen in real life. Hey, it’s a fairy tale! And when you give it a Disney spin, well, be our guest! Be our guest! Get your worries of your chest! See it at ASU Gammage in Tempe. 1200 S. Forest. Get tix at www.ASUGammage.com or call480-965-3434

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Movie Previews The Social Network Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin

Stone

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Timberlake Chances are that you, or at least one person you know, have a Facebook account – a personalized page on one of the largest social networking websites to date. But do you know anything about how it came to be? In this new film directed by David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en), Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland; Adventureland) stars as Mark Zuckerberg, one of the co-founders of Facebook. Set at Harvard in 2003, Zuckerberg comes up with the idea of starting a social networking website designed to recreate the club experience using a yearbook feel. Working with fellow Harvard students, his idea becomes an instant hit that amasses him immediate fame and glory, but at an incredible price. Based on the 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires, the critical response to The Social Network has already been overwhelmingly positive and while dramatizing the true story in such a way that makes Wall Street look like Sesame Street in comparison, the film does a remarkable job illustrating the trials and tribulations associated with having an idea and putting it into practice. Release Date: October 1, 2010.

Gerald “Stone” Creeson (Norton, Fight Club, The Incredible Hulk) has been serving time for starting the fire that ultimately killed his grandparents. Up for parole, he attempts to manipulate his parole officer, Jack Mabey (DeNiro, Sleepers, The Godfather: Pt II), using psychological games and a seductive wife (Milla Jovovich). Mabey, on the other hand, is just counting down the days until his retirement, but finds this new wrinkle to be the one that will jeopardize everything he’s worked so hard for. A thriller directed by John Curran (The Painted Veil), the film promises to be on par with other psychological thrillers like The Game and The Life of David Gale. Release Date: October 8, 2010.

Conviction

Starring: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver

Based on a true story, Conviction, is the incredible story of Betty Anne Water’s (Swank, Boys Don’t Cry) unwavering devotion to her falsely-accused brother, Kenny (Rockwell, Moon). After he’s arrested for murder and sentenced to life in prison, Betty Anne puts herself through high school, college and law school to make it possible for her to single-handedly mount a defense of her brother and overturn his conviction. An 18-year journey, it illustrates the tenacity of a family’s bonds, one woman’s personal conviction in her brother’s innocence, and what we’re capable of, when given the impetus to achieve. Release Date: October 15, 2010. October 2010

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by Wes Bergman wesobergman@yahoo.com

DVD Movie Review Plan B

Shut Up and Kiss Me

Written and directed by Marco Berger (The Clock), Plan B is a Spanish-language foreign film about a complicated love triangle. Bruno (Vignau) is dumped by his girlfriend, Laura (Quintero). When Bruno’s attempts to woo Laura back fall flat, he opts for Plan B – develop a close-knit relationship with her sexuallyambiguous boyfriend, Pablo (Ferraro), so that Pablo will ultimately leave Laura single again. Under the auspices of being a fan of the same show, Bruno and Pablo become friends and Bruno uses every available opportunity to plant the seeds of sexual doubt in Pablo’s mind. His plan works, but not in the way he foresaw. Despite the very devious way in which he comes between Laura and Pablo, Bruno manages to come across as incredibly sympathetic and his emotional about-face towards the end of the movie is a welcome change. Like many foreign-language movies, the film has a tendency to develop slowly and relies on many quiet, dialogue-free moments to illustrate the burgeoning feelings and confusion amongst the two main characters, but does so in a shyly gentle and earnest way.

A semi-autobiographical film written by Ronnie Kerr, Shut Up and Kiss Me is a modern-take on star-crossed love. Ben (Kerr) has reached an age where his romantic aspirations are more about quality and less about quantity. Despite his newfound intentions towards love, he’s having a hard time finding someone to reciprocate. That is, until he meets Grey (Gabelein), his sexy new neighbor who manages to go for his daily jog every day while Ben waters his lawn. The chemistry between the two is instant, but the differences of opinion on relationships present a challenge. How does one manage to be with the person they desire, the way they desire? Funny and touching, Shut Up and Kiss Me, presents a modern take on what we must do to bridge the gap between two perspectives on love.

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uddha found Enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Ah, Nirvana. Heaven. I’m talking about pure Bliss. And Rebar. Yep, Bliss-Rebar is the newest kid on the block and part of what’s making downtown Phoenix a real destination, thanks to the insight and forwardthinking masterminds behind it: Mark Howard, Kevin Kelly and Jackson Kelly. Housed on the former sites of the notable, but ill-fated Fate and Nine-oFive diners, the old homes were given a thoughtful and artistic face-lift and redesign by the talented architect Rocco Meneguale.

here: casual dining with late night hours, affordability, and a menu featuring some new takes on American Classic Cuisine. Some call it “comfort food” – but with a few very welcome twists. Among the seven tempting appetizers, try starting off with the Braised Beef Loaded Nachos. These extraordinary house-made tortilla chips are served hot, with a rich, creamy cheese sauce, jalapeños, tomatoes and red cabbage. NOTE: Do not miss out on the Fried Sausage Ravioli. All appetite teasers are $9

Handsome (well, he is!) co-owner Jackson Kelly said that the venture brings downtown Phoenix a concept that’s been missing: a unique kind of place that the chef and staff can make their own. John Cook, the Executive Chef of the popular FEZ created the menu. Cook claims the title of named one of the Top 5 Promising Chefs Under 30 by Phoenix Magazine. The basic “ingredients” at Bliss have been at everybody’s fingertips, and they’re put to work October 2010

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and under and quite generous. Bliss also has six blessed sandwiches to choose from. The BBQ Chicken is top notch. This baby is topped with pepperjack cheese and bacon. It’s worth commenting that this ‘wich is not slathered with barbeque sauce, but refers more to the bird’s preparation, mercifully. Vegetarian? No problem. Bliss has a sandich Veggie Goodness with crispy eggplant. If you’re open to denizens of the deep, go for the Tempura Shrimp. Of course, Bliss has four divine salads to choose from. No sandwich or salad over $10. How great thou art! In the Speciality lane

you’ve got everything from Mama’s Pot Roast Dinner, a Baked Cod with cauliflower mashed spuds, and one of my favorites, the Grilled Chicken & Seasonal Veggie Skewers. It may sound predictable, but it’s really got something extra. And it’s actually on the healthy side. You’ll think you died and went to – well – Heaven. For something more sinful, try the rich, creamy Mac ‘n’ Cheese Loaded, which comes with bacon and chicken. Decadent. Most specialties hover around the $15 mark, while others are $7 to $9. Everything here (except the bread) is made in house – even the sauces. Try out their Weekend Brunch, served – funnily enough – on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with five eye-opening treats, like a Monster Egg Sandwich. This is a great time to have a summery Mimosa. For $10 you’ll get a bottle of very decent champagne and a carafe of OJ. Check out the BlissBox2Go. For only $5 you’ll get a Monster Loaded Footlong, Cheese Nachos, a Monster Box of Fries, Burger Sliders, Mini Beef Tacos, or Mini Grilled Cheese. These divine deals are available nightly from 10 p.m. to close and on Sunday from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. On a “liquid diet”? The Nectar of the Gods is right next door

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at Rebar. There’s a variety of martinis and specialty drinks, my fave being the Absolut Boston Tea Party, which is worthy of starting a revolution over. It’s remarkably like Earl Grey ice tea. With a heckuva kick! Their “Naked” drinks have no artificial flavors, or colorings. Best of all, they’re guilt free, so you have nothing to confess later. Unless it’s really juicy as a result of these libations! Every day features a $3 daily drink special, Happier Hour, and their are more specials than I can list. Be sure to check out their Two-fer Tuesday, though, with a monster platter of appetizers, and a bottle of select wine for only $20. Can you believe that? Bliss-Rebar. It’s a little bit of Paradise. Right here on earth.

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Vol. 4, Issue 5

SEPTEMBER 2010

OUTRAGEOUS! OUTRAGEOUS! Unfair and unbalanced. We decide.

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Science Says Hokey Pokey Wrong; Not OUTRAGEOUS! What It’s All About ZURICH, Switzerland – An international team of scientists and research experts have conclusively determined that the popular dance known as “The Hokey Pokey” is definitely not what it’s all about, as the ditty claims.

Hokey Pokey under carefully monitored circumstances for over ten years, putting there right foot in, putting their right foot out. Putting their right foot in, and shaking it all about. They did the Hokey Pokey and they turned themselves around.

OUTRAGEOUS!

“But that’s not what Dr. Rudolf it’s all about,” Dr. Anatole LePelletier, von Schnitzelbach from the another scientist claims. “We took into prestigious Deutsche Zentrum auf ANY RESEMBLANCE TO THE TRUTH IS TRAGICALLY ACCIDENTAL account environmental conditions, stress, Verhaltensforschung, a behavioral research smoking, alcohol abuse, upbringing, social center and world famous in Berlin, has conventions, and, of course, Facebook. been studying these claims for over fifty These are all factors that prove the Hokey years. He has concluded, along with a Pokey to be useless. And really rather team of other experts, “The ‘Hokey Pokey’ ridiculous.” dance ultimately doesn’t accomplish anything that will exponentially help The team of scientists will begin anybody with any real life skills, researching “The Chicken Dance” next abilities, or with any physical or mental year to determine if the dance does, indeed, performance enhancing abilities.” make the dancer a chicken. Test subjects have been performing the

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OUTRAGEOUS!

“Shame On” Sign Co Ashamed

OUTRAGEOUS! OUTRAGEOUS!

PEORIA, banners in front Ariz. – The some business local banner we don’t even giant, the know about,” Shame On said “Shame Banner On Shame Company Co” organizer headquartered Otis Warden, in the west an ashamed ANY RESEMBLANCE TO THE TRUTH IS TRAGICALLY ACCIDENTAL Valley has employee been accused of the of unfair labor manufacturer. practices, “We used to substandard working conditions, and poor make signs that said things like, ‘Coming ethics and standards according to a cadre of Soon!’ or ‘Grand Opening!’ but since the disgruntled employees. Recession we’ve been doing nothing but making ‘Shame On’ signs and picketing For more than five years the shaming Shame outside of businesses. I get yelled out, cussed On Banner Company has been fabricating out, and honked at by people now all the the big, giant “Shame On” banners area time. I’m ashamed of what I do!” residents pass every day on the Valley’s major thoroughfares, indicting major “Shame On” management is accused of employers of their faults while shaming regularly criticizing employees and their ANY TOTO THE TRUTH IS IS TRAGICALLY ACCIDENTAL ANYRESEMBLANCE RESEMBLANCE THE TRUTH TRAGICALLY ACCIDENTAL them to the public. But the tables are turned performance. when the Big, Giant “Finger of Truth” was pointed at them when more than 500 of “Do they think they’re doing a good job?” the banner maker’s work force turned the asked supervisor Rachel Ann Perry. “The tables, creating a banner to “shame” them quality isn’t there! I would be ashamed to into more ethical treatment announcing, carry some of the Shame On banners they’re “Shame On ‘Shame On’ Banner Company.” producing. Shame on them! For shame!”

OUTRAGEOUS! OUTRAGEOUS!

OUTRAGEOUS! “We’re sick and tired of standing out in the hot sun on big, noisy streets like Seventh or Camelback Road, holding up these big

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OUTRAGEOUS! Puppet Show Mayhem!

OUTRAGEOUS! OUTRAGEOUS! ANY RESEMBLANCE TO THE TRUTH IS TRAGICALLY ACCIDENTAL ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Mrs. Armbruster’s rowdy class of third graders weren’t expecting the unexpected twist at the Tarrytune Puppet Theatre when the show’s production of “The Three Little Pigs” went wrong. Terribly, terribly wrong.

of ammunition ricocheted from around the room, leaving several children dead or wounded. “Suck it in, Wolf!” screamed the Middle Piggie, with the house of wood, “Or I’ll blow your [expletive] tail off!” while the Big Bad Wolf scrambled for cover under the card table set up for refreshments with Juicy Juice and multigrain crackers for snack time.

OUTRAGEOUS!

“It was horrible!” cried Annette Berry, 26, “room mother” to her little Olivia’s class who accompanied the class on this field trip. “We had no idea that the puppets would get ANY RESEMBLANCE TOTHE THETRUTH TRUTH TRAGICALLY ACCIDENTAL ANY RESEMBLANCE TO IS IS TRAGICALLY ACCIDENTAL out of control and turn so violent.” Authorities suspect that gang related activity between the Wolf and the Piggies may be The object-lesson of the fable as told by a cause of the bloody skirmish. Since then handpuppets progressed up to the point where the Big Bad Wolf threatened to “Huff, ticket sales have been at an all time high. and puff, and blow your house in!” for the The Tarrytune Puppet Theatre has canceled third time when the Three Little Pigs had just about enough, seizing three little Glocks next month’s production of “The Tortoise and the Hare” but is currently casting for a hidden in the Arts & Craft Puppet Pantry puppet show of “Scarface.” and started firing at the Wolf, chasing him around the room, while round after round

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3108 E. McDowell Rd. - Phoenix 138 W. Camelback Rd. - Phoenix

(602) 271-9011 274-DICK (602) (480) 967-DOOR

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(602) 267-8707 (602) 266-0875

16. Karamba

1724 E. McDowell Rd. - Phoenix

17. Kobalt

3110 N. Central Ave. - Phoenix

(602) 264-5307

18. NEW! Lush Lounge

2050 N. Alma School - Chandler

(480) 857-9444

Towne 19. Nu Kobalt

5002 E Van Buren St. - Phoenix‎

(602) 267-9959

20. OZ OZ

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

icepics videobar Incognito Karamba

3108 E. McDowell Rd. - Phoenix 2424 E. Thomas Rd. - Phoenix

1724 E. McDowell Rd. - Phoenix 3110 N. Central Ave. - Phoenix

(602) 254-0231 (602) 267-8707

(602) 955-9805 (602) 254-0231 (602) 264-5307

W.E.Osborn Rd.- -Phoenix Phoenix 21. Paradise Plazma Adult Boutique 130 1560 Osborn Rd.

(602) (602)266-5869 266-0477

Pumphouse II 22. Plazma

4132E. E.Osborn McDowell Rd.- -Phoenix Phoenix 1560 Rd.

(602)266-0477 275-3509 (602)

Retro Bar II 23. Pumphouse

3114E.E.McDowell Cactus Rd. Rd. - Phoenix 4132 - Phoenix

(602)275-3509 493-0355 (602)

The Rock Cactus 24. Rainbow

4129 N. Ave.Creek - Phoenix 15615 N.7th Cave Rd. - Phoenix

(602)971-1086 248-8559 (602)

25. The Rock Rainbow Cactus 26. Roscoe’s

4129 N. 7th Ave. - Phoenix

Roscoe’s

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28. Z Girl Club Z Girl Club

4531 N. 7th St. - Phoenix

15615 N. Cave Creek Rd. - Phoenix

4531 N. 7th St. - Phoenix

2303 E. Indian School Rd. - Phoenix

2303 E. Indian School Rd. - Phoenix 801 N. Arizona Ave. - Chandler

4301 N. 7th Ave. - Phoenix 4301 N. 7th Ave. - Phoenix

(602) 285-0833

(602) 248-8559 (602) 867-2463

(602) 285-0833 (602) 956-2885

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SUNDAY

Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s Signature Night Happy Hour 4-7pm

Dance - No Cover! $3 Smirnoff cocktails until Mid.

Arts, Industry & ION VIP Night 1/2 price drinks *KARAOKE*

Apollo’s

Frat Party 9pm 50¢ domestic drafts

$1 Bud Light Drafts 2-8p Karaoke 9pm

$1 Bud Light Drafts 2-8p Male Strippers 10:30pm

Bar 1

Friday Happy Hour 4-7p 10a-4p $1.75 well/ bud draft

Saturday $2 dom bottle 6-9p 10a-4p $1.75 well/ bud draft

$2 Brown Bagged Beer 10a-4p $1.75 well/ bud draft

Happier Hour 2-4-1 well $5 martinis-$5 wine-$3 all beer

Brunch 10am-2pm $4 Bloody $3 glass or $10 mimosas pitch

Sunday Funday 2-7pm 2-4-1 well / $10 buckets of beer

BS West

FUBAR with Elements 9:45p $5 you call it drink & $3 beers

2-4-1 everything all night Go-go dancers - A new tradition

Karaoke 9pm $1 Miller Lite drafts

Charlie’s

$3 pitchers/2-4-1 well/dom 2-7p $1 Happy Hour 7-9p/Afterhours

$3 pitch./2-4-1 well/dom 12-7p $1 Happy Hour 7-9p/Afterhours

Volleyball 4-7pm, NEW 3-4-1 $3 Long Islands, $3 pitchers

Cherry Bar

2-4-1 You Call It! 5pm - close

2-4-1 You Call It! 5pm - close

NFL Tailgate Brunch 10a-2p $5 Kill-a-Keg w/ Lady Christian

Dick’s Cabaret

2-4-1 VIP Dances 7pm ‘til 9pm

Off the Hook Tons of Prizes & Giveaways

2-4-1 Cover Charge, Dances & VIP Wristbands

$3 Pomegranate Presses

$3 Bottle Beer & Tequila Shots

$3 Brunch Drinks 50% off bottles of wine

Forbidden

Crotch Rockitt

The Barbra Seville Show DJ Dancing

Sports Beer Bust Food specials Happy Hour

icepics

MEAT - Hot Go Go Dancers $2.50 dom / $3 well / $4 Lg Isl.

80s Happy Hour The Follies 10pm

Show Tunes - Happy Hour 2pm-8pm

The Leathermen

NEW: Roscoe’s 10:00p- 1:00a

Cruisin’ 7th | Plazma 4:30p - 7:00p | 10:30p - 1:30p

Fridays Karaoke Lunch Specials / Happy Hour

Saturdays Lunch Specials Mya McKenzie’s Drag Show

Sundays with Galilea Lunch Specials / Happy Hour

Fridays $4 Pitchers

Saturdays $4 Pitchers

Sundays with Galilea $3 pitchers

R Maizie’s

Happy Hour 3-6pm Everyday

Happy Hour Brunch 9a-2p 3-6pm Everyday

Brunch All Day

R Mi Patio

Fridays $1.25 Margaritas on the rocks

Saturdays $1.25 Margaritas on the rocks

Sundays $1.25 Margaritas on the rocks

R My Florist Cafe

Fridays $1.25 Margaritas on the rocks

Saturdays $1.25 Margaritas on the rocks

Sundays $1.25 Margaritas on the rocks

R Roscoe’s*

NEW: The Leathermen! Great Happy Hour

All Star Grill Opens at 11am

NFL Sunday Party $8 Long Island Pitchers

R Switch

Fridays Open from 11am-Midnight

Saturday Open from 11am-Midnight

Sundays Open from 11am-Midnight

R Ticoz

Fridays Open from 11am-Midnight

Saturday $1 brunch drinks Open from 11am-Midnight

Sundays $1 brunch drinks Open from 11am-Midnight

R NEW! Bliss / Rebar

R FEZ

R NEW: Lush Lounge Karamba

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Martinis & Manicures $5 Martinis

Arts, Industry & ION VIP Night 1/2 price drinks

College Night 1/2 price drinks with student ID

Divas Live! $3 Diva Shots during the show

Drag Bingo 2 for 1 U Call-It Open-Close

‘Tini Tuesdays 2-4-1 Call Martinis Open-Close

Happy Hour All day / All night

Karaoke 9:30pm

Monday $1 Bud Lt. Drft 4-cl. 10a-4p $1.75 well/ bud draft

KAROKE $2.50 wel, dom 10a-4p $1.75 well/ bud draft

$1 OFF in your undies/leather 10a-4p $1.75 well/ bud draft

Thursday 2-4-1 U Call It 10a- cl 10a-4p $1.75 well/ bud draft

Monster Mondays 2-4-1 well Plate of apps + bottle wine $20

Twofer Tuesdays 2 burgers/fries/2 dom beer $20

2-4-1 Everything 9pl-close (excludes shots)

Happy Hour 2-4-1 well $5 martinis-$5 wine-$3 all beer

W.H.O.R.E. Service Industry $2 dom $3 well $4 bombers

Community Benefit/Fundraiser Book you event @ bswest.com

2-4-1 All Day and All Night A valley tradion!

Karaoke 9pm $2 drafts

Underwear Party 8-cl 1/2 price 2-8p $3 pitch./2-4-2 well/dom 2-8pm $3 pitch. 2-4-1 well/dom 8p-Close 2-4-1 cocktails/dom

2-8p $3 pitch./2-4-1 well/dom 8p-close $3 Pinnacle

2-4-1 All Day! Cocktails and beer

Happy Hour 3-8pm Karaoke 9p-close

Happy Hour 3-8pm Reverse Happy Hour 11pm-cl

2-4-1 You Call It! ALL DAY / ALL NIGHT

Happy Hour 3-8pm $5 Martinis 8pm-close

2-4-1 Cover Charge, Dances, VIP Wristbands

Amateur Night Starts at 10pm

S.I.N. Bring Your Dancer ID and get VIP Pricing

Hot Studs All Night Long $5.00 Off with VIP Keychain

$3 Burgers $3 Margaritas

‘tini Tuesdays $3 Martinis

$20 Any Bottle of Wine and small plate

$3 G Spots

Closed Mondays Open Tuesday-Sunday 4p-2a

Happy Hour 3-7pm Karaoke w/ Brad 9pm

Happy Hour 3-7pm Showroom Trivia 7pm

Inferno Party 18+ Hotspot

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 2-4-1 beer/well during game!

2-4-1 Wells & Beers All day and night

Karaoke 9pm-close

2-4-1 in undies beer/well 9p-cl $3 Three Olives Thursdays

athermen perform at Roscoe’s, Cruisin’ 7th and Plazma!

Cruisin’ 7th 10:30p - 12:30p

Mondays Lunch Specials / Happy Hour

Tuesdays Lunch Specials / Happy Hour

Wednesdays Drag Bingo Lunch Specials / Happy Hour

Thursdays Texas Hold’em Poker Lunch Specials / Happy Hour

Closed

Tuesday with Grecias $2 Drinks All Night

Wednesdays with Diamond $2 Drinks All Night

Thursdays with Ruby & Tyra $2 drinks all night

$3 Bistro Burgers $10.00 off of all Bottled Wines

Wednesday BBQ Short Ribs Tuesday Night Fish & Chips Selected Beers $3 Starts @ 5pm Selected Beers $3 Starts @ 5pm

Happy Hour 3-6pm Everyday

Mondays $1.25 Margaritas on the rocks

Tuesdays $1.25 Margaritas on the rocks

Wednesdays $1.25 Margaritas on the rocks

Thursdays $1.25 Margaritas on the rocks

Mondays $1.25 Margaritas on the rocks

Tuesdays $1.25 Margaritas on the rocks

Wednesdays $1.25 Margaritas on the rocks

Thursdays $1.25 Margaritas on the rocks

Monday Pool Tournament

2 for Tuesdays 2-4-1 drinks all day

Wednesday All Day Happy Hour

Thursdays 2-4-1 7pm

Mondays Open from 11am-Midnight

Tuesdays Open from 11am-Midnight

Wednesdays Open from 11am-Midnight

Thursdays Open from 11am-Midnight

Mondays Open from 11am-Midnight

Tuesdays 11am-Midnight

Wednesdays 11am-Midnight

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ooray for Whore-lywood! Seems like everybody in this month’s tattle tally has just a little bit sprinkling of stardust from Tinseltown. “I want my MTV!” Yes, that sterling network for the ADD Generation that brought you the tops (and probably a few bottoms) in reality television broadcasting with such hallmarks as The Real World and Jersey Shore, also produces the (not really) award winning “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” The network’s crew were spotted at our very own pecker palace, Dick’s Cabaret, with the spotlight on that wild Italian beauty (pictured right) known as “Gxsr” (formerly known as “Zane”) while they – uh – “probed” with a report investigating why a perfectly nice girl would be dating a stripper. For Gay guys.

While dancing naked. I don’t see why anybody would have a problem with this. Least of all her parents. Heck, he’s a winner of the club’s Pole Olympics! Doesn’t that count for something? Hint: When MTV comes knocking – run! You’re not gonna come out on top on show with a title like that. Guaranteed. No stranger to stage and screen, the de-lovely and oh-so-delightful Mandi Boom Boom played hostess to the Boy WIth The Emo Hair, the darling Jason Pitt, star of “My Brother’s Hot Friend” and “Grand Slam” along with gay porn gadfly and gossipmonger Jason Sechrest (pictured left), who gave the Booty Call of the Wild, dialing up Forbidden’s own Jason Carlton in the wee hours of morning practically begging for “it.” And I don’t mean a Rooty-Tooty-Fresh-andFruity. (Well, maybe in a way I do.) Well, that’s just what I October 2010

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heard, anyway. For the record, Carlton declined. Maybe because his appointment for a Brazilian Wax at the “W” Spa was still two weeks away. I hate yard sales. They’re usually nothing but a bunch of ratty old baby clothes, broken spice racks and old issues of TV Guide. But those are Straight people’s

yard sales. A yard sale run by a bunch of Gay boys is horse of a different color! Michael Lyon, the ageless Valley Youth Project turned movie producer staged “Barbie’s Dream Yard Sale” at his Scottsdale pied-àterre recently. No chipped salt and pepper shakers here, folks! Instead he was selling off choice Alessi pieces, near mint (and some vintage) Louis Vuitton luggage, antique bronzes, silver loving cups, Waterford crystal and much, much more! Mich was ably assisted by local fabulosity Austin Head and the talented James Angel (l-r: James, Austin & Michael). Great stuff, but you might want to hang onto those Dynasty era Nagels, darling. They may come back in style! Some day. Maybe. Maybe not? And is it true? One of my favorite bartenders at a certain drinkateria described his own Breakfast of Champions to me: “A cigarette, one Xanax, and a DP.” I think he meant “Diet Pepsi.” Isn’t that what makes Brent Corrigan so popular in his blue movies? I heard he’s famous for his DP scenes. Surely that’s it. Diet Pepsi. So, let’s hear it for Tinseltown! And Diet Pepsi! If you’d like to tell Addison about your favorite way to get a Diet Pepsi, or anything else you wouldn’t really like to see in print, e-mail him at RumorHound@aol.com

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Aries Mar. 21 - Apr. 20

You might experience The Night of the Living Dead this month. And it won’t be on Halloween. Yikes! Keep your brains in working order, because a Scorpio wants to nibble on your medulla oblongata and steal an idea or two.

Taurus Apr. 21 - May 20

Beware! You’ve got a werewolf panting at your door who looks suspiciously like your ex. Even with a back wax or a mustache bleaching you’ll still need a silver bullet to do this one in. A full moon on the 23rd makes things extra tricky.

Gemini May 21 - June 21

”It was a dark and stormy night ...” That’s never a good start. Recent daydreams turn into nightmares if you’re not careful. Avoid spicy food, late night snacks, zombies and black cats. You’ll come out on top. Or bottom. Whichever you prefer.

Cancer June 22 - July 22

A recent turn of events has you calling, “I want my Mummy!” Don’t worry! Once you’re “unwrapped” you’ll discover things aren’t as scary as you thought. You’ll discover a “curse” is really a “blessing” – in disguise.

Leo July 23 - Aug. 22

A recent swimming pool romance turns into The Monster from the Black Lagoon. But you’ll emerge unscathed because Good always triumphs over Evil. Nonetheless, it might be a good idea to keep a Libra on your side for good luck.

Virgo Aug. 23 - Sep. 22

It seems like there’s a succubus around every corner these days. Don’t worry. You’re got charms that will overpower any Black Magic and you’ll live happily ever after. At least until the 28th. An Aries looks suspicious. 98

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Libra Sep. 23 - Oct. 22

The call is coming from inside the house! Pay attention! It’s always the person you least suspect! Like the butler. You’re smart. Follow your instincts and you’ll be safe. An attentive Taurus is happy to protect you while you’re babysitting.

Scorpio Oct. 23 - Nov.23

There really is a Boogeyman. And there’s a Monster under the bed. But after the 14th they’ll go away and you’ll be safe again. But that Beast in the closet is too close for comfort. I think it’s a Pisces.

Sagittarius Nov. 23 - Dec. 23 Quit playing with the Ouija Board! Didn’t you watch Paranormal Activity? Keep spooks away with your positive energy and great karma. Cancers fall for that kinda thing all the time.

Capricorn Dec. 23 - Jan. 20

Sometimes things that go “bump” in the night are a good thing. It’s that way this month. Go trick-or-treating and you’ll be “bumping” uglies with a sexy Leo through winter. Or maybe a Scorpio. Or Gemini. Or Cancer. I can’t tell with the mask on.

Aquarius Jan. 21 - Feb. 19

Say “Bloody Mary” in front of a mirror, in the dark three times. Nothing will happen. It’s because you’re leading a charmed life this month. But don’t do the “Candyman Curse.” That shit’s for real.

Pisces Feb. 20 - Mar. 20

Trick or treat! Sometimes you get Reese’s and Snickers! Or sometime you get an apple or a stupid popcorn ball. Learn to appreciate everything. Life is like that. And share the good candy with a Sagittarius who loves you. But throw the other stuff away. Mom was right: it might be poisoned.


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