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Photo by: Jimm Tuffy Model: Anthony / Club Gold Coast

AT THE MOVIES.............12 “ THE RUM DIARY” Compiled by Kenekeyz

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

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This film is based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson, and tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp). Tiring of the noise and madness of New York City and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhowerera America, Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, The San Juan Star, run by downtrodden editor Lotteman (Richard Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard), the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancee of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart). Sanderson recruits Kemp to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, a shady property development deal that will convert Puerto Rico into a capitalist paradise is service to the wealthy. The journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessmen’s financial benefit, or use them to take the bastards down. 12 Metra Magazine, Issue # 778

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OTHY Friends of DOR DORO

Metra's calendar of EVENTS, that lets you know where all the HOT spots are! By: AuntieM4Dor

Ah…October is that “spooktacular” time of the year, with costumes parties, candies and prizes! The nightclubs are getting all decorated for one of the biggest party nights of the year, and what better way to find out what’s going on in Metraland is by marking the events down that you’ll like to attend …starting with Michigan this time! …MICHIGAN The men of ICON: Detroit leather club plan a weekend of leather/fetish bar parties during the club’s 18th Annual Run weekend October 14th & 15th. On Friday, October 14, ICON will present Michigan’s largest “pup mosh” at Menjo’s. If you’ve ever attended International Mr. Leather (IML), you’d know that the busiest of the ballroom parties is the Pup party – that is, human-as-puppies party. The Friday bar night also features dance & demos to music spun by DJ J.K., formerly of the Detroit Eagle. Saturday, October 15th come see the return of the popular gathering of leather/fetish folk at Hayloft Saloon. The gathering is a reunion of leather family and friends, featuring Michigan’s largest silent auction, boot blacking by Trooper, door prizes and demos, plus appearances by special guests including leather titleholders. ALL door cover proceeds benefit local and state charities. Please visit for events information. ...Ann Arbor: AUT BAR (734-994-3677), in Braun Court is Ann Arbor’s GLBT community’s home hang out, where other gay businesses are located also besides Aut Bar they have Common Language Bookstore, Jim Toy Community Center, and the sh\aut\ Gallery & Cabaret, what a piece of heaven! NECTO (734-994-5436), present the largest GAY Halloween party in Michigan “HALLOWEEN SCREAM” pridefriday October 28th with a costume contest, DJ Jace in the Main room and DVJ Mark in the Red room. ... Detroit: ADAM’S APPLE (313-240-8482), was recently invaded by the Club Gold Coast owners and dancers, and it was a hoot, the bartender didn’t stop slinging drinks for over and hour! BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), your home away from home is open 24/7 with Wild Wednesdays you’ll get FREE LUBE with the purchase of locker or rooms, and FREE tanning Sundays-Thursdays with a purchase of a room or locker, coming up on Saturday, October 22nd its “LEATHER NIGHT” and you can get $5 lockers for members in chaps or harness. Saturday, October 29th it’s “COLLEGE NIGHT” with $5 lockers for members 18-25. And that always popular “BLACK OUT” Party is Friday, November 11th! CLUB GOLD COAST (313-366-6135), presents “COLLEGE BOYS NIGHT” every Thursday and they don’t care if you can count to five. If you’ve got college ID, you’re in FREE! They’ll have $2.00 wells and most domestic beers. They have FREE cover before 11pm for everyone and FREE cover ALL night with College ID and now 18+ are welcome with a valid ID. This is Michigan’s only Male Adult Entertainment for men, seven days a week! And they’re open EVERYDAY at 7pm. ESCAPE BOOKSTORE (313-366-6558), is open Mon. - Sat. 10am – midnight and Sunday’s noon – midnight! They have the latest releases, DVD rentals and sales, adult magazines and novelties, also .25¢ video booths. They’re located at 18728 W. Warren, Detroit just 8 blocks west of Southfield Fwy across from Adam’s Apple. continued on pg 18 14 Metra Magazine, Issue # 778

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FIFTH WHEEL (313-846-8613), always a popular spot with the truckers, has peep shows, magazines, videos and DVD rentals and sales. Open Mondays – Fridays 10am – midnight and on Saturdays 10am – 10pm located at 9320 Michigan Ave in Detroit. GIGI’S (313-584-6525), are you ready for this, on Saturday & Sunday October 22nd & 23rd it’s The 38TH ANNUAL Miss Gigi’s, Miss Classic Gigi’s, and Miss Amateur Gigi’s Pageants. Don’t miss the greatest pageant weekend of the year! “DISNEY: When You Wish Upon a Star” starring Melony von Kruz, Eva Angelica, and Garnett January and special appearances by Nickki Stevens, Sabin, Fantasya Dior, Peaches Chablis, Vanessa von Dion, Mr. Gigi’s: Murray with other past Gigi’s titleholders. Also there are advance discount tickets packages available now! Saturday, October 15th “MISS GIGI’S IN REVUE” with past Gigi’s titleholders in one night of great entertainment, with special times and reservations taken for all shows! HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913) and Icon: Detroit present the “FETISH CARNIVAL 2011” on Saturday, October 15th they should have some really interesting fetish demos! On Sunday, October 16th from 3pm until 8pm they’ll have a “CHILI COOK-OFF” and the winner will receive a FREE gas card! Then on Friday, October 28th DRU BRUIN Returns in his ONLY Michigan appearance! The LELAND (313-962-2300), right in the heart of downtown Detroit, they have studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments available from $425.00 - $999.00 per month with an on site diner and one of the best keep secrets in the city, the “gay friendly” City Club which is open Friday & Saturday from 10pm until 4am, this ain't your momma's social club either, also with a gated secured parking area. MENJO’S BAR (313-863-3934), will have their “Halloween Party” on Thursday, October 27th with a $250 Best Costume contest, for more information on daily events check the website at! R&R SALOON (313-849-2751), on Saturday, October 15 is MIGRA’s Royalty competition and Burlesque Show. And then on Sunday, October 16 is the MIGRA Royalty luncheon with country line dancing… Sunday kegger to follow at 9pm. Saturday, October 22nd back by popular demand “MACHO CITY: Motor City Meltdown” and it will be the hottest party in town! The crew at the R&R is calling all “Uncut Men of Detroit” as they’re starting up the club again; see any of the bartenders for details on becoming a member…the first meet and greet bar night will soon be announced. SIN (XXX-XXX-XXXX), you’ll PRAY to get in! Watch Metra for more info! Birmingham: SOUTH BAR (248-593-8133), ok, folks check out the “NEW” kid on the block, South Bar if you’re OUT on Wednesday Nights, why not try-OUT the South Bar in Birmingham they have a DJ with dancing, doors open at 10pm with NO COVER and its 21 and over. Also it’s really close to me, located at 210 South Old Woodward and I’ll be sure to stop in and check it out in person! I love new adventures so watch for pictures! continued on pg 22 18 Metra Magazine, Issue # 778

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Douglas: DUNES RESORT (269-857-1401), over on the West side of the state for the weekend of October 28th-30th it’s Saugatuck’s Halloween Parade & Dunes Resort Costume Contest with “HALLOWEENIE” and a Scavenger Hunt on Friday at 6pm. DJ Mark Vallese spins the beats also with Boy/Girl dancers. In the Cabaret: Karaoke with Bingolicious Sunday 4-7pm! I love the Dunes, but for Halloween you’d better book your room today! Ferndale: COMO’S (248-548-5005), has LIVE bands every Wednesdays, DJ’s every Friday & Saturdays, and Sunday Jazz on the patio weather permitting; also you can plan your holiday parties for their private banquet room now! JUST 4 US (248-547-5878), with their well stocked items for all your holiday needs. They have all kinds of stuff …stop in and browse around. SOHO (248-542-7646), always has been a favorite spot with the “Fernnies.” Check out their website at for daily specials and upcoming events. Grand Rapids: The APARTMENT (616-451-0815), has been a mainstay in Grand Rapids for over 38 years. It’s the oldest GLBT establishment under the same continuous ownership in the state of Michigan. It’s the classic alternative nightspot where good friends meet for drink specials, great conversation, and camaraderie almost everyday, stop in and join in the fun! RUMORS (616-454-8720), has Kickass Karaoke Every Tuesday with FREE pool, Wicked Wednesdays with DJ Craig Allen and the hottest strippers from across the Midwest! Euchre Night every Thursday and everyone is welcomed, They also have $1 off well drinks and drafts until 9pm. Thursdays “FREE FOR ALL” with DJ Monica Parker for more info check their website at! Hamtramck: ICE NIGHTCLUB (313-365-1446), wants you to come back to the original location, ONE MORE TIME, newly remodeled as ICE presents the Halloween party “BACKSTREET LIVES” Friday, October 28th doors open at 10pm with $500 Best Costume, sounds by DJ Josh Karmin. Also you’ll get FREE entry to ICE on Saturday, October 29th with your paid admission to Backstreet, then on Saturday, October 29th it’s “HALLOWEEN” at ICE with a $1,000 best costume contest. 18+ are welcome, for more information check the website! Lansing: SPIRAL (517-371-3221), on Thursday, October 29th it’s “XXX FACTOR” competition with $200 cash prize plus bookings around the country for the winner, presented by Manwatch. Arrive at 9pm to register or email or just show up to watch the hottest competition in town! On Friday, October 21 it’s “ZOMBIE PROM 2011” DJ Sammy spinning Top 40, Hip Hop, dance and music videos all night long. Doors open @ 9pm with 18+ welcome. Zombie attire suggested, and there will be a Zombie Prom photo-booth, Best Zombie couple wins cash prize. Then on Saturday, October 22 it’s “SHOW ME YOUR TEETH” a vampire event, with Baby Gaga & the MSU Theater Students. Wild live shows all night shows will begin at 11pm so arrive early! 21+ cover is only $5, and 18+ its just $8! For more info text “SPIRAL” to 83361 to join their VIP txt list!

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Pontiac: LIBERTY BAR (248-758-0771), well it seems that congratulation goes out to Mr. Liberty Leather: Woody who is now Mr. Michigan Leather! Coming on Friday, October 21st, at 8:00pm it’s “Pretty in Pink Breast Cancer Benefit” hosted by Christopher Keyes, all proceeds go to the American Cancer society, 50/50 drawing, swag, drink specials. New on Mondays “Service Industry Night” drink specials for service industry employees with some kind of proof of employment starting at 8:00pm. Tuesdays its “TOM & ANDREW’S EUCHRE Night” starting at 7:30pm sharp. Wednesday Nights are now “COUNTRY NIGHTS” with your favorite country tunes and videos all night long, starting at 8:00pm. Thursdays & Saturdays is “KARAOKE with KAREN” come sing your favorite songs starting at 9:00pm. The Hottest Night in town just keeps getting hotter, with the Liberty Bar Dancers & M.C. Jon! S.T.U.D. SUNDAYS with DJ Doug providing the beats and drink specials all night long Traverse City: SIDETRAXX (231-935-1666), you’re up north party spot, for more information on what’s going on at the club click their website at! Warren: MALEBOX II (586-806-2390), presents “HALLOW-WEEKEND” at the Box, gearing up for two nights of mayhem & madness! Friday, October 28th & Saturday, October 29th save those dates for more information to come…check out their ad for their fun filled weekly line up! ...ILLINOIS Chicago: BERLIN (773-348-4975), has a couple of fun dates planned for you; on Friday, October 14 it’s a “Bjork Showcase” with a ‘biophilia” release party all Bjork music and videos 9pm1:30am then its “COSMIX” Fridays with DJ Greg Haus, providing the all the latest music, electronica indie-alternative music and videos until 4am. On Thursday, October 27th its “CULT # 20: Voodoo Rhythm” hosted by JUDI the Voodoo Vixen of Bad Girls Club (New Orleans), with high spell performances by Pure Magical Love, Colin Self and Yoko Homo and resident DJ’s Teen Witch & Baby Bamboo. SPIN NIGHTCLUB (773-327-7711), on Saturday, October 15 its RuPaul’s Drag Race stars “RAJA & JADE: A Drag Odyssey” come join Diamond Crowned Queen of Season #3 along with Jade, for a space themed evening of fun and excitement! There will be two shows, midnight and 1am. Their staff and go-go boys will be in costume for an out-of-this-world experience! TOUCHE (773-465-7400), presents “BEAR ALL: Four Sensuous Men Singing Steamy Sweaty Songs” featuring Dylan Rice, Tim’m West, Nhoij and Scott Free with host Bryan Dowling as they join forces on Saturday, October 22nd for a amazing evening of acoustic entertainment.There will be a wealth of musical talents on stage. This performance is in loving memory of Blair, who performed at the previous Bear All concert, and died in the summer of 2011. He will be greatly missed. That’s it for this issue! Our next deadline is Wednesday, October 19th for our Halloween issue published on Wednesday, October 26th and you can reach me at! Metra Magazine, Issue # 778 23

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