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published by Metra Inc. , PO BOX 71844 Madison Heights, MI 48071 248.543.3500 METRAMAG@AOL.COM METRAPICNIC@A0L.COM AuntieM4Doro@AOL.COM 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, Jed Dulanas, Ashley DiFonzo, SAP, Jacqueline Frost, Phil Montoroso, Steve Campbell, RandySmith-Canada midwest / local sales • M. Sappington 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.

Photo by Jimm Tuffy Model: Santa Travis ( found at NECTO) and Elf Chris works at Gigi’s!

AT THE MOVIES..............10 “ The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo & In The Land Of Blood And Honey” Compiled by Kenekeyz

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

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Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhababited by the powerful Vanger clan. her body was never found, yet her beloved uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and the tattooed and troubled but resourceful computer hacker Lisbeth Salander ( Noomi Rapace) to investigate. When the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a number of other grotesque murders from almost fourty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vanger’s are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect thenselves. The film also features Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Steven Berkoff, and Steffan Skarsgard. (Columbia Pictures) 10 Metra Magazine, Issue # 782

This film is set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War that tore the Balkan region apart in the 1990’s, and tells the story of Danijel (Goran Kosic) and Ajla (Zana Marjanovic), two people from different sides of a brutal ethnic conflict. Danjiel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, and Ajla, a Bosnian held captive in the camp he oversees, knew each other before the war, and could have found love with each other. But as the armed conflict takes hold of their lives, their relationship grows darker, their motives and connection to one another ambiguous, their allegiances uncertain. This film portrays the incredible emotional, moral and physical toll that the war exerts both on individuals and people as a whole, and the terrible consequences that stem from the lack of political will to intervene in a society stricken with conflict. (FilmDistrict) Metra Magazine, Issue # 782 11

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Metra's calendar of EVENTS, that lets you know where all the HOT spots are! By: AuntieM4Dor Tis the season to be jolly…and ho, ho, ho, to you too! This is my last issue of the year, the next issue; there may be an abbreviated version also with a substitute writer setting in for me. So, without further ado let’s get this started with all the Christmas party’s and New Years Eve events at all the hottest clubs in Metraland, beginning with Michigan this time! …MICHIGAN Entrepreneur, Community Activist and Philanthropist, Kelly Garcia who will be launching a cosmetics line in January 2012 under her new (Top Secret Cosmetics LLC), is coordinating the “Battle of The Dragons: Fashion & Drag Show Competition” in Detroit on January 20th, 2012, at the Majestic Theatre (Magic Stick) 4120 Woodward Avenue. Kelly Garcia is seeking the new face of her cosmetics. The top 10 finalist in the line up for this show and competition are Iza Covington Troy, Isis De’Nile, Chanel Riser, Brittney Jonez, Paulina Ramera, Sarina Le’Blonc, Me’chella Shannon, Maria Vonteese, Amber Stone, and Dominique Polo. This event will help raise proceeds to benefit the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, for more information check out their ad in this issue or you can hit up the website at http://! Ann Arbor: NECTO (734-994-5436), Happy Holidays from the people who bring you the biggest weekly GAY night party in Michigan, “pridefriday” with DJ Jace in the Main Room and DVJ Mark in the Red Room. Then again the best Mid-week GAY night on “detourtuesday” in the Red Room with DJ John Cruz spinning the best Top 40 Pop and Dance tunes. Here comes the New Year! Doors open at 9pm, 18 + are welcome and for special VIP services you can contact: or call 734-994-5832! Birmingham: BLOSSOMS (248-644-4411), has all your floral needs for the Holiday, give them a call and get your arrangements, and at reasonable prices, they have a delivery service available, give them a call, and fill your home with the scent of floral heaven! continued on pg 18 14 Metra Magazine, Issue # 782

Detroit: BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), has that very popular night of fun “BLACK OUT PARTY” is Friday, December 9th come and grope your way around in the dark! And on Friday, December 16th it’s a “MANHUNT PARTY” and free Manhunt memberships and prizes galore. On Saturday, December 17th it’s a night for the leathermen and the guys that admires leathermen, “LEATHER NIGHT” with $5 lockers for members in Chaps or Harness. And then on Friday, December 23rd its “COLLEGE NIGHT” with $5 lockers for members 18-25 years old, keep your summer glow all winter long with FREE tanning Sunday-Thursday with the purchase or a room or locker. They’re open 24/7 and you have to have ID to get in, check their ad for more information.

CLUB GOLD COAST (313-366-6135), has a couple of special events coming up with bartender Eric Martinez’s Birthday Bash on Saturday, December 10th starting at 10pm. On Friday, December 23rd its Aaron’s Birthday Bash starting at 10pm. Also they want to let you know that they’ll be open until midnight on Christmas Eve…inviting everyone to come have a little or a lot of “Holiday Cheer” with them and their Hot Male Dancers for your entertainment. The next big date on the agenda is “NEW YEARS EVE” there will be a $5.00 cover charge with a buffet at 12:30am! And for the first 50 people through the door you’ll receive a GOLD 2012 VIP card which are good for FREE admission (special events excluded), FREE Champagne Toast at midnight a special host for countdown and they’re OPEN until 4 am! * Note: that night only you can get a GOLD VIP Card for just $40, after that they’ll be $50. Such a deal! “College Thursday has been off the hook, now that DJ John Cruz has joined the staff! GIGI’S (313-584-6525), presents The 38th Annual Tony Garneau / Ruth Ellis “Toys for Tots” Benefits on Saturday, December 10th from 10pm - 2am and the second one is on Sunday, December 18th from 8pm - 2am. Also Gigi’s Cabaret Room “CHRISTMAS SHOW” on Saturday, December 17th! Come donate for a great cause, there will be a 50/50 raffle drawing on Sunday at the benefit. 18 Metra Magazine, Issue # 782

HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913), on Friday, December 9th “Kisses for a Clause” (the Hayloft’s Beary Merry Kissmas Toy Drive), hosted by Woody Woodruff: Mr. Michigan Leather 2012 and Mr. Liberty Leather 2011. Title holders’ kisses will be auctioned off for toys and or cash, MML Gift Basket Raffle, 50/50 raffles. Wreath Auction Designs by Vince, & shot specials. Also live vocal performance by Woody Woodruff, then on Saturday, December 10th LIFE: Detroit presents The LIST: Get on It “NAUGHTY or NICE”! R&R SALOON (313-849-2751), has some great events lined up Saturday, December 10th M.I.G.R.A presents “Coats for Kids Drive Benefit” for Ruth Ellis House. If you donate coats, hats, scarves, blankets, bedding or towels you’ll get a free shot! Friday, December 16th M.I.G.R.A. will also have “TOYS FOR TOPS” Christmas Party hosted by David Watt and to benefiting Mr. Friendly! Then on Saturday, December 17th its R&R Customer Appreciation Christmas White Party hosted by Charity Donation! Douglas: DUNES RESORT (269-857-1401), presents a New Years Celebration from December 30 January 1 with Mark Vallese, Men of Manwatch, Karaoke, and in the Cabaret: Nia Whitely, with Kelly & Rick. Also on the agenda is “ICE TEA” their Annual New Years Winter Tea Dance! Come join the party! It’s a celebration! Always the Top DJ’s, the best music, and the hottest bodies! Ferndale: COMO’S (248-548-5005), wants to wish everyone the very best of this Holiday Season…and to let you know that they’ll be OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY from 2PM until whenever…Sicilia decides she wants to close so party hardy! Come spend New Year’s Eve with them where you can Eat, Drink and be Merry! Book your Holiday and 2012 private party’s in there fabulous “Starlite Room” now! Como’s a great place to meet up with friends for cocktails in the lounge, or have dinner/pizza/snacks in the restaurant. Sundays they have a great Jazz band, and wonderful brunches, they’ve been serving us for 50 years! Check them out! JUST 4 US (248-547-5878), has stocking stuffers and more, stop in a browse around and buy a few extra items for those special people in your life. Check out the Christmas Metra cover window by Jimm Tuffy! Pontiac: LIBERTY BAR (248-758-0771), for me to try and write down everything that’s going on at the Liberty Bar it would consume almost a page and a half of copy. So, I’m going to hit the highlights and suggest that you tear out their ad and or click up there website at WWW.THELIBERTYBAR.COM or you can check them out on facebook! On Friday, December 9th it’s “BODY BINGO”, Friday, December 16th “LGBT GIVING TREE”, then on Saturday, December 17th SOFTBALL X-mass Party, Every Sunday is S.T.U.D. Sundays with DJ Doug Roberts pounding out the beats with the Liberty Dancers and MC Jon! Mondays S.I.N. (Service Industry Night) something special for bar & club employees. Tuesdays are EUCHRE Nights with Tom & Andrew, Wednesdays Wild West Wednesdays or Country Nights. Thursdays & Saturdays it’s Karaoke with Karen. Port Huron: SEEKERS (810-985-9349), has a “Toys For Tots Benefit” on Saturday, December 10th with many performers for your enjoyment also with drink specials so stop in anytime and enjoy some holiday happiness! continued on pg 22 Metra Magazine, Issue # 782 19

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Royal Oak: NOIR LEATHERS (248-541-3979), if you’re looking for something a bit different, Noir Leathers have a plethora of Christmas Treasures for you to buy, from leather kink to fetish fantasies, stop in and shop for yourself or that significant other, or maybe your friends! PRONTO! (248-544-7900), Wednesday, December 14th it’s a “KARAOKE XMAS PARTY” from 10pm-2am, it’s where Mike will be waiting for your lips to blow him some Holiday cheer! You won’t want to miss this singing extravaganza! Then on Saturday, December 17th its “Jinglebell BASH” with a Holiday Happy Hour Party ALL NIGHT…$4 well drinks, $2 domestic bottles, $3 ALL Drafts and $6 ALL House wines, munchies buffet from 8pm -10pm. Santa visit with a White Elephant Party, you can win tickets to their “Snowball NYE Bash” that you don’t want to miss! Pronto! Where It’s Always Happening! Downtown Royal Oak at 608 S. Washington or hit them up at

Warren: MBII/MALEBOX (586-806-2390), where you’re only a stranger once…on Saturday, December 10th it’s a “Holiday Show” with Raven Queen & Iona Trailer. Also…HE’S BACK!!! JAY has returned to MBII for “Happy Hour” daily from 2pm! Come and get your dose of fun from Jay and don’t worry Jake is there also! The good times are back on Tuesdays: “BOYZ NIGHT OUT with SABIN” with a booty contest, cash prizes, and $2 drinks ALL NIGHT LONG! HOT FRIDAYS with dancing and “HOT BODY Contest”! KARAOKE SUNDAYS with FOOD served from 3pm - 6pm (or until it runs out)! Stop in anytime they’re open from 2pm to 2am daily where 18+ are welcome with proper valid ID and Happy Hour daily from 2pm-8pm 22 Metra Magazine, Issue # 782

...ILLINOIS Chicago: BERLIN (773-348-4975), has some great things scheduled for your entertainment, on Thursday, December 15th its ‘VOGUE FOR TOT’S # 5" with model/star JD Samson of (LeTigre/MEN) with host Rene Romero. Then on Saturday, December 17th “The House of Santana” from 10pm -12am with $5 door charge. Saturday, December 24 “TWISTED CHRISTMAS EVE” and DJ Chester and NO COVER! And then on Sunday, December 25th it’s “CHRISTMAS BLOCK ROCKIN 90’S NIGHT” DJ Greg House & DJ Chester and NO COVER! 2nd STORY (312-923-9536), it’s a Happy Holiday Season and what a better way to get your jollies on then with a few quick stiffies and your joyful comrades! Stop in for some holiday cheer! SPIN (773-327-7711), they’ll have from RuPaul’s Drag Race & Drag U star JUJUBEE on Saturday, December 10th with two performances at midnight & 1pm presented by HORNET a NEW Social Men’s Network! On Saturday, December 17 Spin presents “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star KIM ZOLCIAK. There will be a VIP reception from 11pm –midnight in the VIP Lounge. She will perform at midnight; cover charge is $10 advance / $20 at the door & $40 for the VIP Meet & Greet! TOUCHE (773-465-7400), will run their regular calendar of events for December with a few special dates thrown in …on December 20 it’s a “Hanukkah Party” and on December 24 “Christmas Eve Party with SANTA”! Then on December 30th its “Toys for Big Boys” with a gift Exchange Party and on December 31st it’s the “Black & Blue New Year’s Eve Party” and for more information on daily events click them up at their website and check out the calendar of events! That’s it for this issue! Our next deadline is Wednesday, December 14th for our New Years Eve issue published on Wednesday, December 21st and that is the last issue for 2011…for our first issue of 2012 the deadline will be Wednesday, January 18th for our Wednesday, January 25thissue click me at! Metra Magazine, Issue # 782 23

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