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Friends of DOR OTHY DORO Metra's calendar of EVENTS, that lets you know where all the HOT spots are! By:

Greetings my loves, I’m sooo exhausted from all the pride celebrations! But, you know me with a few days of rest I’ll be raring to go for the Fourth of July and of course the Metra Picnic on Sunday, July 13th! I can’t wait! The Metra Picnic is my favorite event of the year! This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Metra Picnic. It’s going to be the biggest and the best! If you haven’t been, then this is the year do it! So get your tickets now, from your favorite establishment or on Pay Pal! Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate, same low price for 35 years! A little birdie told me that there are some $10 tickets floating around out there, so don’t be shy honey, ask about them when you’re buying yours! But hurry they won’t last at that price! I wonder who will win the “Spirit of the Picnic Award?” It’s the award for selling the most tickets, last year Como’s won! Can your establishment win this year? Let’s find out who’s lighting whose fuse in Metra Land! …MICHIGAN NECTO (734-994-5436), Friday, July 11th “Dragster” featuring Milk from RuPauls Drag Race with Boylesque’s Chanel Hunter and Jaden Black! Dragster is FREE until 10pm! DJ Jace spins in the Main Room while DVJ Mark cranks the jams in the Red Room! Detroit: ADAMS APPLE (313-240-8482), Metra Picnic ticket seller. Friday, June 27th “I Love The 80’s Party” with Karaoke, music and videos with KJ Karen and bartender Chili! Drink specials and no cover! Friday, July 4th “Let The Sparks Fly Karaoke” with music and videos! $1 shots all night long! Continued on page 24

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BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), Metra Picnic ticket seller. Saturday, June 21st “Leather Night” $5 lockers for members in chaps or harness! Saturday, June 28th “College Night” with $5 lockers for members 18-25! Friday, July 11th “Black Out Party” “Wild Wednesdays” FREE lube with the purchase of a locker or room! Sunday-Thursday “FREE Tanning” with the purchase of a room or locker! CAPTAIN KEVIN: (248-252-0720), Peeps this is so cool! You can rent a private party boat with a full kitchen and bath! You can rent it for 4 hours or 8 hours! CLUB GOLD COAST / SIN in Detroit (313-366-6135), Metra Picnic ticket seller. Friday, July 4th “Show Your True Colors” and win a prize for the most patriotic outfit! Crystal Harding will be your host along with DJ’s John Cruz and Intrigue! Sundays are “Amateur Night” young gullible boys just starting out in the biz, yum! Tuesdays, “Turnt Up Tuesdays” with “Karaoke “ on the Sin side while Crystal Harding, Dominique Bvlgari and Sabin perform! Thursdays, Sabin performs at 11:45 and 12:45! GIGI’S (313-584-6525), Metra Picnic ticket seller. Mondays, no cover before 11pm! FREE cover all night long with college ID! Party with Chico, Nickki and the boys! “F*%k You Fridays” $2 cover before 11pm with Chico, Deangela, Sabin and all the boys! Friday, July 4th they are planning a big blow out! (Pun intended) HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913), Metra Picnic ticket seller. Saturday, June 21st “Swim Suit Party” go in your sexiest bathing suit! Saturday, June 28th “Bear Pride Party" with shot specials on the shot wheel! Sunday, June 29th Softball “Bar Of The Week” 2-9pm with Happy Hour drink prices! Friday, July 5th “Red, White And Blue Party" Saturday, July 5th “Lets Have A Tiki” Tiki/beach attire encouraged! MENJO’S (313-863-3934) Metra Picnic ticket seller. Friday, June 20th Sir Walt’s “All Male Revue” Saturday, June 21st “Wet Jockey Shorts Contest” hosted by the legendary Lady “T” Tempest and Jacqueline Frost! Friday, June 27th “Glow Party” with DJ Michael Arron! Saturday, June 28th “Sports Gear Party” with DJ Doug Roberts! Saturday, July 5th 4th Annual “Tighty Whities Party”

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METRO DETROIT SOFTBALL LEAGUE (, Sundays play ball or watch it, then join MDSL at the bar of the week after the game! Sunday, June 22nd the party is at Prontos! Sunday, June 29th join them at the Hayloft Saloon! MOTOWN INVITATIONAL CLASSICS (WWW.MICTOURNAMENT.ORG), Saturday, June 21st the 7th Annual “Detroit River Day Cruise And Tea Dance” Dance and drink while cursing down the Detroit River, tickets are only $25! Then the official “Post Party And BBQ” at Menjos immediately following the cruise! Saturday, June 28th “Super Heroes And Villains” Join Miss MIC, Lisa Summers and her closest friends for a special show at the Male Box! Douglas: DUNES RESORT (269-857-1401),”Red White On Blue Star” July 2nd-6th A packed holiday weekend schedule! Wednesday, July 2nd “Men Of Manwatch” with DJ BearMan at 9pm! Thursday, July 3rd pool DJ Doug Roberts 1-6pm! Friday, July 4th “Tea Dance” with Men Of Manwatch and DJ Doug Roberts. In the Cabaret, Amy and Freddy! Saturday, July 5th “Porn At The Pool” with Boomer Banks and Sean Zevran! Sunday, July 6th “Tea Dance” with the Men of Manwatch! Ferndale: COMO’S (248-548-5005), Metra Picnic ticket seller. Be sure to stop by the 4th of July weekend they will be partying all weekend long inside and on the patio! Como’s is now open until 4am every Thursday, so stop in after the bars and get a bite! JOHN D BISTRO (www.johndbistro), Murray and Peter present “Retro Beats And Brunch” every Sunday! You can eat yummy brunch bites, drink bottomless Mimosas and Bloodies and watch 70’s, 80’s and 90’s music videos! Thursdays, have moved to Ferndale so drink, dine and dance at a new M4M social scene! 26 Metra Magazine, Issue # 839

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JUST 4 US (248-547-5878), Metra Picnic ticket seller. O.K peeps one of ours needs our help! So on Friday, June 20th get your ass over to the Drayton Prespertiaron Church at 7:30 pm there will be a benefit for Kevin, the owner of Just 4 Us! There will be a silent auction and a lot of other events! SOHO (248-542-7646), Metra Picnic ticket seller! Sundays are “Karaoke.” Mondays are “Home Grown Mondays” Tuesdays its “Pub Quiz Night” Wednesdays are “Drag Queen Bingo” with all proceeds benefiting the Ferndale Community Foundation! Thursdays its “Heat” with DJ Kyle Cole! Grand Rapids: THE APARTMENT (616-451-0815), Celebrate July 4th all month long at the Apartment every day of the week! “Sunday Funday” build your own Bloody’s! “Michigan Mondays” with over 40 local brews! “Tuti-Fruti Tuesdays” with Sangria pitchers! Wednesdays, 1/2 off bottles of wine! “Thirsty Thursdays” ½ off all alcoholic beverages, open to close! RUMORS (616-454-8720), Mondays, “Mega Mug And Kick Ass Karaoke” drink specials and no cover! Wednesdays, “Wicked Wednesdays” with the Men of Manwatch! Thursdays, 1/2 off all alcohol from open to close! Hamtramck: TEMPTATION LOUNGE (313-974-6575) Metra Picnic ticket seller. Mondays, “Karaoke” with Jerry! Tuesdays, “Lesbian Night” Wednesdays, “3MW!” Thursdays, Nyomi Rose, show times are 11:45 and 12:45! Friday and Saturday “Dance Dance Dance” Sundays, “Old School Sunday” with DJ Abe! Saturday, July 5th “Hamtramck Fireworks After Party” Lansing: SPIRAL (517-371-3221), Friday, June 27th, “Silver Party” celebrating the 25th anniversary of Michigan Pride! It’s a fund raiser for the Michigan Pride Festival! Pontiac: LIBERTY BAR (248-758-0771), Metra Picnic ticket seller. Saturday, June 21st Liberty’s Annual “Boxer Shorts Party” prize for sexiest boxers! Nothing to do on a Sunday afternoon? Head over to the Liberty on Sunday, June 29th for a “Tea Dance” with a tropical theme! FREE appetizers and tropical drink specials! The hotties Gabriel and Micheal will be your hosts! Saturday, July 5th “Party On The Patio” see the fireworks in the surrounding areas from their patio! Plus “Karaoke” with Karen! Continued on page 29

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Royal Oak: EMAGINE (248-414-1000), Murray and Peter present “LGBT Summer Film Series” Wednesday, June 25th “Bridegroom” a love story unequaled! Wednesday, July 2nd “Tru Love” Wednesday, July 9th “The Dog” Traverse City: SIDETRAXX (231-935-1666), Friday, June 27th “Tighty Whitie Party” they’re going to get wet and wild on the patio! Best in show at midnight! Thursday, July 3rd “Kick Off Party” for Independence Day, with DJ Mike King! Friday, July 4th “Patriotic Salute To The Freedom Of Music” FREE BBQ on the patio during happy hour, 5-9! Plan ahead for July 4th Traverse City is gearing up for the “National Cherry Festival” July 4th-the 12th Make your hotel reservations now! Warren: MALEBOX II (586-806-2390) Metra Picnic ticket seller, Tuesdays are “$2 Tuesdays” with $2 well and domestic! Guys, this night is really taking off, it’s a blast! They have a new DJ Scott, not only is he a talented DJ but did you know he can play the hell out of the saxophone? I would love to get my hands on a CD of his! Wednesdays “Country Line Dancing” with DJ Scott! Sundays “Party Night” with the 80’s BBQ at happy hour and then party into the night! Saturday, June 28th join Miss MIC Lisa Summers for a special show! 4th Of July Weekend Friday and Sunday enjoy their” Happy Hour BBQ!” ...ILLINOIS Chicago: 2nd STORY (312-923-9536), I’m a fan of dive bars, and this is a hidden gem of a dive bar! What a cool bar, with its own character. Drinks are dirt cheap, strong and of good quality! TOUCHE (773-465-7400), Show us your fur, every Wednesday “Bear Chested Night” Thursdays are “Handballer Night” with Red/White hanky specials! Friday, June 27th “ONYX Club Night” Sunday, June 29th “Pride Parade Day Beer Bust And Cook Out” Metra Magazine, Issue # 839 29



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