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AT THE MOVIES.............10 “ THE HELP & CONAN: THE BARBARIAN ” Compiled by Kenekeyz
FRIENDS OF DOROTHY...........................18 WHO’S DOIN’ WHAT, WHEN AND WHERE IN METRALAND! Compiled By Auntie M.
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AT THE MOVIES...
Change begins with a whisper...
“The Help” - Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, the film stars Emma Stone as Skeeter, a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives, and a small town upside-down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Viola Davis as Aibileen, Skeeter’s best friend’s housekeeper, who is the first to open up, to the dismay of her friends in the tight knit black community. Despite Skeeter’s life-long friendshipshanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continues their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories and Octavia Spencer as Minny...three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed-even if it means bring everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times. 10 Metra Magazine, Issue # 774
AUGUST 19, 2011 â€œCONAN:The Barbarianâ€? - The most legendary Barbarianof all time is back on a quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battleagainst hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil. Metra Magazine, Issue # 774 11
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Metra's calendar of EVENTS, that lets you know where all the HOT spots are! email@example.com By: AuntieM4Dor AuntieM4Doro@aol.com
Well folks, its Northalsted Market Days the weekend of Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th in Chicago. A crowd of more than 100,000 people from across the country will converge on Halsted Street to celebrate this annual event. It’s the largest two-day street fair in the Midwest and always lives up to its reputation as one of the country’s finest fun festivals! The event spans six city blocks, has seventeen entrance gates and features three music stages with more than forty musical acts performing. Many of these artists are topname, national headliners, giving Northalsted Market Days a reputation for some of the best live music in Chicago. This event is also famous for its vast array of unique food and arts and crafts vendors numbering upwards of four hundred this year. Vendors from across the country sell their wares to this huge, upscale crowd. For more information visit their website at www.chicagoevents.com or call 773-584-6631. ...ILLINOIS Chicago: WINDY CITY RODEO 2011 will be held August 19th - 21st the theme this year is “RIDE THE WILD SIDE” at SIX GUN Ranch & Arena, 26926 S. State Line Road, Crete, Illinois and admission is $15 and the Rodeo will run rain or shine. BERLIN (773-348-4975) and Cosmix presents “ROBYN: An Artist Showcase Event” on Friday, August 12th with all Robyn music and videos from 10:00pm – 1:00am provided by DJ Greg Haus. Then on Thursday, August 18th Veoba presents, HOT DOG RECORDS, “Leather Disco Release Party” featuring Ross Kelly (Leather Disco), Zebo, Tim Zawada, Marco Morales and KID Color. 2nd STORY BAR (312-923-9536), I’ve been in this bar far too many times to count, and every time it’s never the same, different clientele at different times, and your friendly, (sometimes too friendly) bartender Carlos, will serve up those cheap, stiff drinks, and will play your musical favorites.
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SPIN NIGHTCLUB (773-327-7711), on Friday, August 12th Instinct Magazine presents “LADY BUNNY” a living legend with TV, film and entertainment credits to her name; she is the original Drag Superstar! She recently starred on RuPaul’s DRAG U Season 1 & 2, but is best known for “WIGSTOCK” the movie! There will be two performances at 11pm and midnight with a Meet & Greet gathering to follow the second performance! Tickets are $5 in ADVANCE (Limited Quantity), $10 at the door & $20 for VIP Meet & Greet! On Saturday, August 13th RuPaul’s Drag Race Stars; “MANILA LUZON & JADE” returns for a fabulous evening of drag, dancing and debauchery! There will be two performances at 11pm & midnight. They’ll also have their sexy go-go boys to keep it hot and sexy all night long! Sunday, August 14th it’s “BODY HEAT” presented by Next Door Studios & GRAB Magazine as PORN stars Austin Wilde, Anthony Romero, James Huntsman and Samuel O’Toole will be heating up the dance bar from 10pm-2am. They will be closing out Market Days 2011 with a BANG and just $5 cover! Don’t miss out! TOUCHE (773-465-7400), if you think all gay men are lispy, fashion-conscious, Glee watching, limp-wrist fairies, your mistaken. There is an entire subculture dedicated to the expression of masculinity. And Touché’ is the quintessential gay Levi/Leather bar and the men that makeup the majority of the clientele are “bear/leather” types, with machismo seeping through their veins. So, if you’re looking for that special manly man to have fun with stop in and check out the prospects! …MICHIGAN Ann Arbor: AUT BAR (734-994-3677), the perfect place to get together with old friends and meeting new friends for cocktails, brunches, lunch, or dinner, with afternoon Mojitos and Martinis after dark! NECTO (734-994-5436), celebrates their PRIDE every Tuesdays & Fridays with “DETOURtuesday” in the Red Room with DJ John Cruz for the best midweek GAY night! Then its “PRIDEfridays” with DJ Jace and DVJ Mark with a “FLASHBACK PARTY” on Friday, August 12, get retro and get in FREE! DJ Jace spins House and dance in the Main Room, while DVJ Mark plays Retro Pop, Top 40 & UK music videos in the Red Room. Check their website for more info at www.necto.com! Detroit: BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), everyone had a great time at the July 28th “$1000 CASH CUBE Give-away”, and it was a “massive success”! Keep watching for the date of the next one, a little birdie told me it might even be a bigger cash prize. On Friday, August 12th it’s that very popular “BLACK OUT PARTY” and on Saturday, August 20th, “LEATHER NIGHT” with $5 lockers for members in chaps or harness! “COLLEGE NIGHT” is Saturday, August 27th with $5 lockers for members 18-25. Don’t forget there‘s FREE tanning Sunday-Thursday with a purchase of a room or locker. WILD Wednesdays you get FREE LUBE with the purchase of a room or locker. They’re open 24/7 so anytime is a good time to stop in! CLUB GOLD COAST (313-366-6135), has EROTIC MALE dancers daily and they’re open seven days from 7pm – 2am. They also have a schedule of daily events, with Messy Mondays: with Martini Mania. Tantalizing Tuesdays: with SABIN and $2 domestic beer & well drinks. Karaoke Wednesdays: Whiskey-out (ask for details)! Thirsty Thursdays: with threesomes - 1 of 3 choices? Then you have Freaky Fridays & SLUT Saturdays with $3 domestic/$2 wells/$1 shots. This brings us to Slick N Sassy Sundays with NO cover charge, and 7-Up shooters! GIGI’S (313-584-6525), is the place to be on Monday Nights when you’re in Detroit. There is NO cover before 11:00pm and FREE COVER ALL NIGHT with a COLLEGE ID! Check out DJ CHICO, and Show Director: NICKKI STEVENS and THE BOYS! continued on page 22 Metra Magazine, Issue #774 19
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And then it’s “FU*K YOU FRIDAY” with a $2.00 cover before 11:00pm with Chico, DeAngela, Sabin and ALL THE BOYS! Shows every Saturday Night in the Cabaret featuring their show director Nickki Stevens and their house cast and special guests! For more information hit facebook.com/gigisgaybar! HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913), has something big planned for Saturday, August 13th there will be a “Celebration of Life” for Scott McAlister with a buffet at 2pm, and later it’s a SPANDEX/FETISH Party where you win a CD of “MEITAL” while supplies last! On Saturday, August 20th its MR. HAYLOFT SALOON 2011 contests where you can win a $200.00 cash prize! Watch for the Leather Expo coming again this year for two days September 16 & 17. If you want to be a vendor at this event call Tim Mckee at 734-308-7309 manager of the Hayloft Saloon or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org I can’t wait for this fun event! LELAND (313-962-2300), is Downtown living with an edge, with studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments that run from $425-$990 per month mention Metra magazine when you fill out your application. They offer gated parking, on site diner, Studio 54, and the (gay friendly) CITY CLUB which is open Friday & Saturday from 10pm- 4am. MENJO’S (313-863-3934), has “WET BOOTY” contest on Tuesdays hosted by Crystal Harding and guest, where you can win $200 CASH prize with $5 cover and 18+ welcome. Thursdays are “COLLEGE NIGHT” free cover before 11pm with guess pass or $5 cover all night with SABIN performing. On Saturdays its CLUB ONE X presented by AW Entertainment and MENJO’S, its 21+ night with FREE cover before 10pm, $5 until 11:30pm and $10 after that with guest DJ’s! Douglas: DUNES RESORT (269-857-1401), still has their 30 year celebration going on with the TOP DJ’s, the BEST music, and the HOTTEST bodies! Coming up August 18-21 the “WHITE PARTY” with Sunday Underwear Tea Dance and DJ Mark Vallese, Men of Manwatch, Karaoke and in the Cabaret: Amy & Freddy, and the Dunes Divas. On September 1-5 “LABOR DAY” with “PORN @ the Pool” with identical twins: Luca & Liam Rosso and Tea dances Sunday and Monday! And providing the music for the weekend are DJ Lydia Prim, DJ Joe Gauthreaux, and DJ Mark Vallese. Ferndale: COMO’S (248-548-5005), come party on their PATIO all summer long with DJ Doug Roberts EVERY TUESDAY! LIVE BANDS every WEDNESDAY! DJ Mike Snyder EVERY FRIDAY! DJ Doug Roberts & DJ Anthony Carollo rotate on alternate SATURDAYS! And something new SUNDAYS JAZZ from 4-7pm, they also have the best pizza in town! I’ll be sure to be there on Sunday afternoon for the jazz jig! SOHO (248-542-7646), always something going on everyday of the week, games, singing and drink specials, with guest DJ’s on some nights! Hamtramck: ICE NIGHTCLUB (313-365-1446), presents LIVE IN PERSON on Saturday, August 20th DJ PORNSTAR, also on Saturday, August 27 its “Poppin’ Bottles” with live models and in person RICHIE NUZZOLESE superstar model for Katy Perry’s “TGIF” video. ERIC TURNER: Personal Trainer to the superstars, at www.thehotbodsquad.com, and AUSTIN WILDE: Porn Star, www.AustinWilde.com Pontiac: LIBERTY BAR (248-758-0771), is a great bar and restaurant where you can drink and dine on their fabulous patio. 22 Metra Magazine, Issue # 774
They have a line-up of interesting things for you. Hit the showers and get your game on with DJ Doug on August 19th, with “LOCKER ROOM” prizes for best outfits. Win BIG with the return of “BODY BINGO” where you dress in your favorite sports or workout gear for some fun! On Friday, August 26th it’s a “MR. LIBERTY LEATHER” fundraiser; join Woody, “Mr. Liberty Leather 2011” and his friends Eric Schichtl & John Repulski for a night of Leather and live music! So, bust out your leather and gear! The proceeds from event to benefit “MML Fund & Mr. Friendly” On Friday, September 2nd its “COUNTRY NIGHT” with M.I.G.R.A and their country kickin’ line dancing, music and videos and drink specials! And of course S.T.U.D SUNDAYS with DJ Doug and the Liberty Dancers, the hottest night in town just keeps getting HOTTER! Thursdays and Saturdays its “KARAOKE with KAREN” stop in and have some fun!
Warren: MBII/MALEBOX (586-806-2390), is open daily from 2pm to 2am, and Happy hour from 2pm-9pm daily. Gay owned and operated! On Tuesday, August 23rd they’re on the Grind…with a “GRINDER PARTY” with special guest performers, $2 cover and $2 drinks! They also have a daily schedule of events for your enjoyment. Sizzling Sundays with a daytime BBQ and Karaoke at 9pm. Bud Light Mondays with “Blue Light Specials” and FREE pool. “TWO Dollar Tuesdays” and special guest performers, $2 cover and $2 drinks. Wednesdays are middle of the week “HUMPNIGHT” with no cover and bartender JAY also with DJ Michael. Thursdays its “KARAOKE” come and try your hand a singing! “FRESH FRIDAYS” are party night with giveaways and more! Saturdays its “Dance Party”, with music requests of anything you want to hear! Bill and his crew are still putting some finishing touches to the place, stop in and watch the progression as it happens, and have a few brewskis or libations! Bill wants to thank everyone for their overwhelming support of his new place! . . . WINDSOR, CANADA LEGENDS OF 2012 (519-968-3260), HAS NO COVER ALL SUMMER… and HOT male dancers on Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays. Tuesdays you can enjoy $2 drafts, Wednesdays it’s so you think you can go-go with $3.50 well drinks all nite. Thursdays its $4 margaritas & $3 Coronas, Friday, August 13 is “LATIN NIGHT” with $3.50 wells. Saturdays always has something new & HOT! That’s it for this issue! Our next deadline is Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 for our Wednesday, August 31st issue and you can reach me at AuntieM4doro@aol.com! Metra Magazine, Issue # 774 23
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