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AT THE MOVIES.......10 “ frankie and Alice & Videl Sassoon: The Movie” Compiled By Kenekeyz

FRIENDS OF DOROTHY............................14 WHO’S DOIN’ WHAT, WHEN AND WHERE IN METRALAND! Compiled By Auntie M.

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Based on a True Story!

frankie & ALICE “frankie & Alice” this film is a disturbing and moving psychological drama which is based on the harrowing true story of Frankie Murdoch (Halle Berry), a woman who is suffering with multiple personality disorder in early 1970’s, Los Angeles. The film stars Halle Berry who also served as producer, with Stellan Skargard, Phylicia Rashad, Chandra Wilson, and Alex Diakin. The film is directed by Geoffrey Sax, and shot by Newton Thomas Sigel. 10 Metra Magazine, Issue # 762


VIDAL SASSOON

“VIDAL SASSOON: The Movie” - this is a documentary of Vidal Sassoon the world’s best known hairdresser, and the one man who historically and radically changed the way many people thought about hair styling, as he rose to fame in the 1960’s. Sassoon was the innovator of the geometric “wash and wear” hairstyles that became all the rage in Swinging London and across Europe. Sassoon began a career cutting women’s hair in England in the 1950s and within a decade, his Bond Street Salon would become a worldwide sensation, for creating distinctive hairstyles which are still copied by many hairstylist today. As his shop turned into a franchise and he launched a successful line of hair care products, Sassoon proved to himself and everyone else that he was a shrewd businessman as well as an artist, but despite fame and wealth his life has been marked by both triumph and tragedy. Directed by Craig Teper Metra Magazine, Issue # 762 11


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“Metra’s She-man that knows ALL the hottest Midwest events” She is Metra's calendar of EVENTS, and lets you know where all the HOT spots are! By: Auntie M...my M...myspace space.com/bettyb .com/bettybla lab space .com/bettyb la bb auntiem4Dor o@aol.com auntiem4Doro@aol.com

It’s Chicago’s time to go first, and you can always find someplace that’s just poppin’ if you know where to go, and if not then I’ll let you know of a few place that are mixing it up almost every night of the week. ...ILLINOIS Chicago: BERLIN (773-348-4975), will have a ROBYN after show party on Friday, February 11th with all Robyn music and video artist feature set from 11pm until 2am with FREE admission before midnight with concert ticket stubs. Following that is “COSMIX” with your DJ Greg Haus and electronica/indie alternative dance til 4am. On Saturday, February 12th its “Dating is for Amateurs” a comedy & music show at 11pm with the Puterbaugh Sisters, followed by “TWISTED” with DJ Chester. Sunday, February 13th from noon until 5pm they’ll have “URBAN FOLK CIRCUIT” a Chicago craft market series with drink special and then TRUE FAITH 80’s Valentine’s Eve its “The Embraceables” live with DJ Chester 9pm – 4am the show is at 10pm . Monday, February 14th St. Valentine’s Day “CAMP MASSACRE” hard rocking and slumber slashers with your counselors Jackson & Shaina. Music provided by DJ Joshua & Voxbox. 14 Metra Magazine, Issue # 762

2nd STORY (312-923-9536), always a place to get a good stiff one, drink that is! And cheap drink prices keep the clientele coming back for more. Music is all request all the time, just bring in a disc and ask the bartender to play it, if there is time, they kinda get backed up with request. And you’ll meet some most interesting people from all walks of life. Stop in and have a few libations and see for yourself, you’ll be glad you did! SPIN NIGHTCLUB (773-327-7711), has a special date planned for you, Saturday, February 12th when the stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Drag U, “ONGINA & JADE” with two performances, midnight and 1am. For tickets you can call the club email ROBERT@SPINNIGHTCLUB.COM also there will be a ONGINA Look-A-Like Contest with $100 cash prize, create your own Ongina style headpiece! TOUCHE (773-465-7400), well it seems the fella’s haven’t recovered from this past weekend at the MCL2011 (Mr. Chicago Leather 2011) contest. With all the debauchery that was going on, it will take two or three days of intensive care to get back in shape! Just kidding, (wink, wink)! …MICHIGAN Equality Michigan presents their 15th Annual Michigan Lesbian and Gay ComedyFest, on Saturday, March 5th, 2011 for a groovy night of comedy for 2 shows one at 6:00pm and the other at 9:30pm. And with almost 1,000 people expected to attend, you should get your tickets early before they are sold out! Advance tickets are $30.00 and the night of the event the door charge will be $35.00 if available. This takes place at Dearborn’s Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Ave. at Greenfield Rd. just East of Southfield Fwy. The host hotel for this event is Courtyard Detroit/Dearborn, 5200 Mercury Dr. in Dearborn, Michigan, 313-271-1400 mention ComedyFest for a special rate of $79.00 for March 4th & 5th. Tickets available online at


www.comedyfest.org or by phone at 313-537-7000 or the following locations: Just4Us Bookstore in Ferndale, Five15 Book Shop in Royal Oak, and Common Language Book Bar in Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor: NECTO (734-994-5436), is having a “PAPAPAZZI PARTY” on pridefriday February 11th, 2011 with DJ Jace and DVJ Mark, come and walk the RED carpet in style whatever role you play, everyone will be a star on that night! I know Metra will have photographers there!

Detroit: BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), is open 24/7 with many special to offer. On Wild Wednesdays you’ll get FREE Lube with the purchase of a locker or a room. FREE Tanning from Sunday thru Thursday with the purchase of a room or locker. Some special events coming up are “LEATHER NIGHT” on Saturday, February 19th with $5 lockers for members in chaps or a harness. On Saturday, February 26th it’s “COLLEGE NIGHT” with $5 lockers for members 18-25 always a good time to be had! Then on Friday, March 11th it’s the very popular “BLACKOUT Party” you don’t want to miss this one for sure. GIGI’S (313-584-6525), has FREE pool, FREE juke box and cocktail hour prices all night on Tuesdays. Every other Wednesday is their “T-Girl” party with Teal Marie and Russ. Thursday night is the G-spot Revue with Destiny Hunter and the girls. Saturdays has the finest in female impersonation in the Cabaret Room with your hostess and Uber-talented Nickki Stevens. Sunday is Karaoke with your hostess Karen. Then on Friday, February 4th they will have a very special Birthday Party for Peter Rayes of PR Solutions and sales rep for Metra Magazine. On Sunday, February 6th it’s the annual “SUPERBOWL” party, with fun for everyone! And coming up on Monday, February 14th it’s the 3rd. Annual “BLOODY VALENTINE” continued on pg 18 Party. All this and more, what a deal! Metra Magazine, Issue #762 15


HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913), is having a couple of Valentines parties on Friday, February 11th its "Adam & Eve for LGBT Valentine’s Party "with adult novelties for your erotic gifts & lots of give-aways. Then the Hayloft in association with ICON Detroit presents the 18th Anniversary & HOT LOVE Party on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 10:00pm until close. And what better way to show their love but to have a HOT LOVE party, featuring sweet treats and multiple opportunities to “get your heart on”. Don’t miss out on your chance to get the lovin’ you deserve from the men of ICON Detroit. On Saturday, February 19 th MIGRA presents “Leather Explosion” with a leather jock contest & auction, Jello shots, drawings & demos. Friday, February 25th the Hayloft Saloon will celebrate their 31st Anniversary! Slap on your leather dudes and come help celebrate this special event. MENJO’S COMPLEX (313-863-3934), on Tuesday, February 8th starting at 10pm they will have the premier viewing of Detroit 187 episode 15, showcasing their very own Miss Menjo’s, Natalie Cole as well as Nickki Stevens and many other talented impersonators! Immediately following the debut screening be sure to catch the all new “Menjo’s Got Talent” with your hostess, Natalie Cole each and every Tuesday! All talent welcome! There will be a panel of judges, audience response and cash prizes and only a $5.00 cover charge!Menjo’s has a weekly schedule of events like no other place in town, starting things off on Sundays is DJ Keyle starting at 6pm. On Sunday February 6th its the bowlers bar of the week, with a “SUPERBOWL” party, come and cheer for your favorite team. Mondays are Dance Video night with no cover. Tuesdays it’s the New “Menjo’s Got Talent” talent show contest with cash prizes and your hostess Natalie Cole. Wednesdays are “ROLL BACK WEDNESDAYS” with 70s & 80s music by DJ Jim Shaff and no cover. Thursdays are their popular “COLLEGE NIGHT” with DJ John Cruz, and hosted by Sabin with only $2 drinks. And then comes “FLASHBACK FRIDAYS” with 70s & 80s music by DJ Jim Shaff, with $1 PBR cans, and no cover. 18 Metra Magazine, Issue # 762

Saturdays are “NON-STOP DANCE MUSIC” with internationally acclaimed DJ Doug Roberts, no cover until midnight and only $3 drinks. And for the longest and wildest daily “Happy Hour” come join bartenders Jay & Jared from 1pm until 8pm a “little bird’ mentioned to me that Menjo’s has an all new martini menu! I’ll see you there! R&R SALOON (313-849-2751), has some hot events planned for you, starting things off with LIFE: Detroit presents “Fetish & Kink Blackout Ball” on Saturday, February 5th. Then on Friday and Saturday, February 11th & 12th it’s “Mr. Bare Bear Chest Weekend 2011” in conjunction with Bears in the Brush 10, with a complimentary buffet both days. Monday, February 14th, Valentine’s Day, Happy Hour prices all day with drink specials, cum on down and share the hot and sweaty love. New on Sundays, Midnight Madness: at midnight they open a keg, and you drink draft beer compliments of the R&R Saloon. Now isn’t that special! Ferndale: COMO’S (248-548-5005), is a sponsor of the Ferndale Blues Festival and will be a venue that features LIVE bands on Friday & Saturday, February 4th & 5th. Then on Sunday, February 6th it’s a “SUPERBOWL SUNDAY” party where you can watch the game on one of their many TV’s. On Valentine’s Weekend plan to have dinner with them, you can bring your lover or you might meet one there, stranger things have happened! JUST 4 US (248-547-5878), has Sweet heart candies, cards, and novelties for all your Valentine needs, so go do your shopping before they run out. They also have ComedyFest tickets available, and the Forum Foundation Valentine Dance tickets, too! SOHO (248-542-7646), has “KARAOKE” on Sundays & Wednesdays if you like singing or just want to have fun come check it out! Grand Rapids: The APARTMENT (616-451-0815), truly a sophisticated and classy place to have a few libations, join up with friends and have some stimulating conversations. continued on pg 20


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DIVERSIONS (616-451-3800), a split leveled place with plenty of drink specials and multi-faceted floors of entertainment. PUB 43 (616-458-2205), it’s kinda like a neighborhood bar with a regular clientele, with games, food and friends gather. RUMORS (616-454-8720), they have the hottest male strippers on Wednesdays and the best female impersonators on Sunday show nights. Hamtramck: ICE NIGHTCLUB (313-365-1446), presents from Canada DJ JOSH KARMIN on Saturday, February 12th and you can dance until 4am, doors open at 10pm and 18+ welcomed. I really enjoyed the men from the A-List, thanks guys! Lansing: SPIRAL (517-371-3221), is having a Valentines Day “STOP LIGHT” party, if you wear RED: your taken, YELLOW: its complicated, GREEN: let’s go, be sure to wear your color. 20 Metra Magazine, Issue # 762

This event is hosted by Delicious & the Sexy Dancers of Manwatch with music provided by DJ John Cruz, all on Saturday, February 12th. Traverse City: SIDETRAXX (231-935-1666), a video dance bar, come drink and enjoy all the latest videos and dance! . . . WINDSOR, CANADA LEGENDS 2012 (519-968-3260), will have a “SUPERBOWL SUNDAY” party on Sunday, February 6th, the doors will open at 4pm and they have football, snacks & drink specials! Friday, February 11th they will have a VALENTINES PARTY where you can win a dinner for 2 at La Zingara Restaurant and a room at The Hampton Hotel. Remember they have HOT Male Dancers in the downstairs lounge Thursdays thru Saturdays! Our next deadline is Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 for our Wednesday, February 16th issue you can reach me at AuntieM4doro@aol.com!


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