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METRA MAGAZINE

published by Metra Inc., PO BOX 71844 Madison Heights, MI 48071 248.543.3500

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www.metramagazine.com facebook.com/MaryMetra facebook.com/metramagazine Online since 2003 Published every other Wednesday on a bi-weekly schedule since 1979 publisher / editor • M.Sappington art director / co-publisher • Ken Lamparski Sr. contributing writers • Kene Keyz Auntie M Max Jimenez photographers • Danielle Eve, Jimm Tuffy Moner, Peter Petra, Jed Dulanas, SAP, Skippy, Jacqueline Frost, Randy-Canada midwest / local sales • M. Sappington Peter Rayes Jimm Tuffy Moner national advertising • Rivendell Media 212.242.6863 distributors • Tuffy, UPS webmaster • J. Plont Publication of the name or photograph of any person or organization in articles in METRA MAGAZINE is not to be construed as an indication of the sexual orientation of such person or organization. All copy text, display photos and illustrations in advertising are published with the understanding that the advertisers are fully authorized, have secured proper consents (written, verbal, e-mail etc) for the use of names, pictures or testimonials of any living person(s) and METRA MAGAZINE may lawfully publish and cause such publication to be made and advertiser automatically agrees to by submitting said ad and to indemnify and save blameless the publisher from any and all liability loss and expense of any nature of such publication. Nothing appearing in METRA MAGAZINE may be reprinted either wholly or in part without written permission/e-mail from the publishers.

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AT THE MOVIES..............10 “THOR” compiled By Kenekeyz

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THOR

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Natalie Portman Sir Anthony Hopkins

Tom Hiddleston “THOR� - Exiled to Earth after his arrogance fans the flames of an ancient conflict, The Mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) of Asgard discovers the meaning of humility when a powerful old foe dispatches a destructive force to crush humanity. Only when the banished prince has defeated an opponentcapable of crushing him in battle will he learn what it takes to be a true leader. The film stars Sir Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Stellan Sharsgard and Tadanobu Asano in this comic book adventure from acclaimed director Kenneth Branagh. (Paramount Pictures) 10 Metra Magazine, Issue # 768


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OTHY Friends of DOR DORO

Metra's calendar of EVENTS, that lets you know where all the HOT spots are! o@aol.com By: AuntieM4Dor AuntieM4Doro@aol.com

As the Spring season gets into full swing and most clubs have done some facelifts and gotten their patios open for their clientele, it will soon be time for those who “bitch” about it being too HOT…just remember how long and cold it was this year! And speaking of HOT, let’s see who is going to have the hottest parties happening in and around Metraland, starting with Chicago this time. ...ILLINOIS Chicago: BERLIN (773-348-4975), on Thursday, May 5th, (Cinco de Mayo) will hold the Official “YACHT of MONTREAL” After party, with DJ Karate the Kid Part 3 a.k.a. Kevin Barnes, and singer of Montreal: Jeffrey Jerusalem. Live Chicago debut with La Jesus, and DJ set with Clique Talk! On Sunday, May 8th its “MOTHER’S DAY: True faith 80’s” bring your moms! The DJ for the evening is DJ Chester. Thursday, May 12th it will be “PYRAMIDS OF PLUTO” with DJ’s Jean Shorts, and Smooth & Delicious hosted by Sister Man. On Sunday, May 15th it’s the battle of “MINOGUE-FRAPP” with Kylie Minogue vs. Alison Goldfrapp music and videos all night with DJ’s Greg Haus and Gabriel. Wednesday, May 18th you’ll have “GLO EURO-POP Night” with DJ Adam El and DJ Gabriel and there is no cover. 2nd STORY (312-923-9536), cheap strong drinks, diverse clientele, people of all walks of life, music from patrons favorites, and some of the best conversations. And it’s the only bar of its kind and just steps away from Michigan Avenue, downtown. SPIN (773-327-7711), you always win with spin and win you will when Spin presents “DRAGZILLA” Drag contest hosted by NAYSHA LOPEZ the contest is at midnight and the first place winner will receive $100 cash and $50 for second place. In the Main bar there will be GOGO Boys, Anthony and Orlando for your enjoyment. Then on Saturday, May 14th its RuPaul’s Drag Race & Drag U star…“RAVEN & JADE” with two shows midnight and 1am, with DJ Bryan Smith and VJ Riley York, tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door, there are also “VIP Meet & Greet” tickets for $15 for tickets go to http://spin-nightclub.tix.com TOUCHE (773-465-7400), every Sunday its ALL DAY BEER BUST with .50¢ Bud/Bud Light drafts. For more information check out their website for a daily schedule of events at www.touchechicago.com! …MICHIGAN This summer, all you cow-folk can “rodeo up” for some country fun and gay-rodeo excitement at the Michigan “Rodeo-Fest 2011” (formerly the Motown International Gay Rodeo), the Midwest will offer two gay rodeos this summer that are sanctioned by the International Gay Rodeo Association www.igra.com or www.michiganrodeo.org! To kick off the season it’s “Ride a Cowboy, Save a Horse” gig at The Dunes Resort in Douglas, Michigan May 20 - 24th with MIGRA & ILGRA! There will be drinkin’ and dancin’, rodeo lessons, games and information about gay rodeo and country line dancing, all weekend. Ann Arbor: AUT BAR (734-994-3677), Fridays is “Bistro Night” with a special dinner menu. On Saturdays from 11am to 2pm and Sundays from 10am-3pm they have a great BRUNCH and the Braum Court patio is open! NECTO (734-994-5436), is beaming with pride to present “PROM: Pretty in Pink” on Friday, May 29th in the Red Room. Wear Prom attire or Pink and pay NO COVER! Have your prom picture taken by T. Eli Photography. Music will be provided by DJ Jace and DVJ Mark, 18 Metra Magazine, Issue # 768


the doors open at 9pm with 18 and over welcome. Cover is only $5 for 21 plus and $8 for 18 to 20 year olds, Guys with College ID get in FREE before 11pm, and NO cover before 10pm. For VIP, Booth and Bottle service contact: info@thenecto.com or 734-994-5835! Detroit: Equality Michigan is excited to announce that Motor City Pride will be honoring its heritage by holding the 2011 festival in Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan on Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5, 2011. Motor City Pride is an important part of building a stronger unified community by achieving full equality and respect for all people regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Equality Michigan continues working toward the vision of a society characterized by a strong commitment to universal civil rights as well as safe communities, workplaces and schools. For more information click the website at www.motorcitypride.org! BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), has their popular “BLACKOUT PARTY” scheduled for Friday, May 13th, and you know everyone has fun at those. Then coming on Saturday, May 21st. it’s their “LEATHER NIGHT” if you’re a member in Chaps or a Harness you can get a locker for just $5. On Saturday, May 28th it’s “COLLEGE NIGHT” with $5 lockers for members 18-25. Wednesdays are “Wild” with FREE Lube with the purchase of a locker or room. Also remember they have FREE tanning from Sunday through Thursday with a purchase of room or locker. They’re open 24/7 so, stop in and see if there are any porn stars hangin’ out! BOYSTOWN @ Blackstar Nightclub (248-298-9722), presents their “GRAND OPENING” on Saturday, May 14th of the Ultimate Nightclub Experience with DJ CHICO and DJ Timmy D, no cover before 10:45pm and just $5 after that. Come and enjoy the all new Saturday nightclubbing experience. GIGI’S (313-584-6525), if it’s Monday then it’s “KISS MY ASS MONDAY” at Gigi’s with NO COVER before 11:00pm and FREE COVER all night for those with COLLEGE ID! For your entertainment it’s DJ CHICO, and host Nickki with THE BOYS! And for those with short attention spans, on Fridays it’s “FUCK YOU FRIDAYS” with $2.00 cover before 11:00pm with DJ Chico, DeAngela, and Sabin… and all the Boys! In the Cabaret on Saturday, May 7th its special guest “DENISE RUSSELL” with hostess Nickki Stevens and the talents of the house cast with Eva Angelica, Melony Von Kruz, Garnett January, Deja Van Cartier, Crystal Harding, Lady Cynthia, Hailey Charles, Bella Rose, JadeN-Black, and Tianna Van Cartier. Reservations are suggested and the house cast roll call can change without notice! HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913), on Thursday, May 5th is a “Cinco de Mayo” celebration with Mexican buffet, hot Latin videos, and $1 tequila shots. On Saturday, May 14 it’s the battle of the bulge contest “TOPS & BOTTOMS BALL” with CASH prize and you are the judge! FREE jocks, cockrings, color coded wristbands and hanky color codes! The LELAND (313-962-2300), it’s downtown living, right in the heart of the city, with studios and 1 & 2 bedroom apartments available from $425.00 - $999.00 per month, mention Metra when you apply! They have an on-site diner, plus the “gay friendly” City Club bar, which is open Fridays & Saturdays from 10pm until 4am. All with a gated secure parking area, located at 400 Bagley Street in Detroit. Just minutes walking distance to Comerica Park, Hockytown Café, and many other downtown hot spots located in the theatre district. MENJO’S (313-863-3934), has a “WET BOOTY” contest on Tuesdays with hosts Crystal Harding & Deja Van Cartier with a $200 cash prize for first place. Cover is $5 and 18+ are welcome. Thursdays are their popular “COLLEGE NIGHT” with FREE cover before 11pm with the guest pass or $5.00 cover all night 18+ welcome plus SABIN performs. continued on page 22 Metra Magazine, Issue #768 19


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Then on Friday, May 13th, MEN, MUSCLE, MUSIC with DJ’s Steve Dearborn with a $5 cover before Midnight and $10 after, 18+ welcome, so check it out. Saturdays it’s AW ENTERTAINMENT and MENJO’S presents CLUB ONE X it’s 21+ night and FREE before 10pm, $5 until 11:30pm, and $10 after that with DJ “Unknown” from NYC and DJ Demereo. R&R SALOON (313-849-2751), has announced that on Saturday, May 7th it’s the “MR. LEATHER DETROIT” with a $200 cash prize plus a one year membership and 2 FREE passes to the Body Zone. Applications are at the bar. Friday, May 13th a “TOGA PARTY” and RJ’s Birthday, with Jello shots, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, the proceeds to benefit Mr. Friendly. Saturday, May 14th is Charity’s Comedy Cabaret a benefit for MIGRA RODEO FEST 2011, country line dancing, drawings, and Jello shots. Performers: Charity, Cookie & Cream, Brother, Sista & Rayann show time is 11pm. For more information on their daily scheduled events and times check out their add or the website at www.rnrsaloon.com! AIDS PARTNERSHIP (800-872-2437), wants you to learn your HIV status and get tested at a site near you. Hit up their website or join the conversation by calling or click on their face book.com/ssdot.com or twitter! Douglas: DUNES RESORT (269-857-1401), has always been an essential and intrigue part of the Gay Saugatuck/Douglas community for decades, with their world renowned beaches, unique shops and eateries, galleries and artist studios, museums and theaters. They will be having “Ride a Cowboy, Save a Horse” weekend May 20th through the 24th. The rodeo themed weekend will feature country music for line dancing and drinking with the Michigan International Gay Rodeo Association (MIGRA) plus the Illinois Gay Rodeo Association (ILGRA) and dancing by The Grand River Renegades. For more information on up and coming events click up their website at www.DunesResort.com! Ferndale: COMO’S (248-548-5005), has served the community for 50 years and is having a “CINCO de MAYO” Party on Thursday, May 5th with food and drink specials all day! On Sunday, May 8th it’s a “Mother’s Day” Buffet, starting with breakfast from 10am until 1pm and then Lunch and Dinner from 1-8pm with those bottomless Mimosas & bottomless Bloody Marys. The patio is open when weather permitting. Also stop in the bar and enjoy some sports programs on one of the many TV screens. JUST 4 US (248-547-5878), is celebrating over a decade serving the GLBT community. They have over 1600 DVD titles available to rent, and over 1400 GLBT Greeting cards in stock! They have the largest selection of liquid incense in the area. Check them out at The Liberty Bar on Friday, May 6th for some underwear specials. SOHO (248-542-7646), has Karaoke on Wednesday & Sunday with $5 martinis on Fridays. They also have Ferndale’s gayest happy hour everyday until 8pm with $2 cocktails & $2 beers, stop in and sing your ass off, or just have fun with friends. Grand Rapids: DIVERSIONS (616-451-3800), offers something for everyone, drink specials 7 nights a week, Bernie’s Big Ball Bingo Bonanza on Sunday nights watch are always fun, Muscle Mondays with hot hunks Vito and Brian, Two Buck Tuesdays just what it says, Amateur Cabaret Shownights every Wednesday with some really talented beginners, Hot Guys Gone Wild with College night every Thursday, Box dancers every other Friday with special events on Saturdays. This multi-leveled funhouse brings out the best fun in you! 22 Metra Magazine, Issue # 768


PUB 43 (616-458-2205), a neighborhood type bar in downtown Grand Rapids very casual and not to sporty. They have board games, air hockey, pool tables, darts, and a host of other video games, (wink, wink) but its not a sports bar! Their drinks are cheap and the atomosphere in inviting, with all sorts of people. It attracts a diverse group of people and everyone is made to feel comfortable by the friendly staff. Hamtramck: ICE (313-365-1446), presents an Evening for the LADIES ONLY, “FANTASY FRIDAY” Friday, May 20th 9pm-2am hosted by Brooklyn & Stacy with DJ Karma with FREE cover before 10pm, $5 before midnight, and $10 after that! They’ll have $3 drinks until 11pm and you can dance until 4am. Then coming up on Saturday, May 21st it’s “THE DIRTY PARTY” a Channel 1 exclusive with BRETT EVERETT doing a LIVE performance. I want to see that hunk! Lansing: SPIRAL (517-371-3221), for those interested in more information on the Male Review at Spiral, you can text “SPIRAL” to 83361. Thursdays are THRUST Thursday’s checkout ACE & EVA’S Ass Shakin contest with a $50 cash prize. For more information checkout their website www.SpiralDanceBar.com! Pontiac: LIBERTY BAR (248-758-0771), is Detroit’s Only Interactive Video experience come join them for S.T.U.D. Sundays, which are really getting busier, Sundays will never be the same at the Liberty Bar. Then on Friday, May 6th its Liberty’s Annual “BOXER SHORT BASH” featuring the sexy Liberty dancers with merchandise from Just 4 Us Bookstore, underwear raffles and giveaways. On Friday, May 13th it’s the 1st Annual “MR. LIBERTY LEATHER” Contest come join the fun in supporting Mr. Friendly’s HIV Awareness Foundation with guest David Watts! For all you Leathermen, in Metraland, who of you wants to wear the first sash? All contestants sign up at the bar or at @WWW.THELIBERTYBAR.COM! Remember on Sunday, May 15th the Liberty Bar will be the MDSL bar of the week, when HOT baseball players will be in the house. Royal Oak: PRONTO (248-544-7900), will be the MDSL bar of the week on Sunday, May 22nd, stop in and have some fun, check out their huge patio and all the hot ball players. WINDSOR, CANADA LEGENDS OF 2012 (519-968-3260), has some HOT Male Dancers on Thurs – Sat. with “NEW” Twink dancers in the house! On Sunday, May 8th, “MOTHERS DAY” bring your Mom or come if you’re a Mom. Enter their Extreme Mother Make Over Contest. The winners get made over on Saturday, May 14th; details are available at the bar. Their wonderful Patio is open and American money is always at par. The hours are Tuesday-Friday 8:30pm until 2am, Saturdays their open until 4am and Sundays for special events. For more information check www.thelegendsof2012.com! Happy Cinco de Mayo to all my Mexican friends and family members, and a Big Happy Mother’s Day to all those mothers I know! That’s it for this issue! Our next deadline is Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 for our Wednesday, May 18th our Memorial Day issue and you can reach me at AuntieM4doro@aol.com! Metra Magazine, Issue # 768 23


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