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AT THE MOVIES..............10 “SAFE” & “KILL LIST” Compiled By Kene Keyz
FRIENDS OF DOROTHY...........................14 WHO’S DOIN’ WHAT, WHEN AND WHERE IN METRALAND! Compiled By Auntie M.
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This film stars Jason Statham, Robert John Burke, Chris Sarandon, Anson Mount, and introducing Catherine Chan. A second-rate cage fighter on the mixed martial arts circuit, Luke Wright lives a numbing life of routine beatings and chump change...until the day he blows a rigged fight. Wanting to make an example of him, the Russian Mafia murders his family and banishes him from his life forever, leaving Luke to wander the streets of New York destitute, haunted by guilt, and tormented by the knowledge that he will always be watched, and anyone he developes a relationship with will also be killed. But when he witnesses a frightend twelve-year-old Chinese girl, Mei, being pursued by the same gangsters who killed his wife, Luke impulsively jumps to action.Realizing heâ€™s the only person Mei can trust, Luke tears a swath through the cityâ€™s brutal underground to save an innocent girlâ€™s life...and perhaps even redeem his own. Written and directed by Boaz Yakin. (Lionsgate/IM Global) 10 Metra Magazine, Issue # 784
A brilliant blend of family drama, hitman action-thriller and terrifying psychological horror film. â€œKill Listâ€? tells the story of an ex-soldier turned contract killer who is plunged into the heart of human darkness. Several monthsafter a foiled hit job in Kiev left him physically and mentallyscarred, Jay (Neil Maskell) is pressured by his partner Gal (Michael Smiley), into taking a new assignment. As they descend into the bizarre, disturbing world of the contract, Jayâ€™s world begins to unravel until fear and paranoia sending him reeling towards a horrifying point of no return. (IFC Midnight Films) Metra Magazine, Issue # 784 11
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Friends of DOROTHY Metra's calender of events that lets you know where all the HOT spots are!
Melony Von Kruz
There are a few special events that has the whole community abuzz with curiosity and the first one is “SNOWBALL” a fundraiser for MIC 2012 coming up on Saturday, January 28th inside the nightclub AMNESIA at Motor City Casino & Hotel. Also coming up BUD LIGHT presents the “Ferndale Blues & Music Festival” from Friday, January 27th to Saturday, February 4th with over 25 venues to choose from check out their ad in this issue. Another event just brought to my attention is Mr. Michigan LEATHER 2012 Adam “Woody” Woodruff presents “SASH BASH 2012” on February 4th at 9pm at The R&R Saloon. Sunday, February 5th its SUPERBOWL XLVI a lot of clubs will be having football themed parties for those who enjoy that “manly” sport. So, let’ see what is happening at the some of the other clubs in Metraland starting with Michigan this time! …MICHIGAN Ann Arbor: NECTO (734-994-5436), has a special “pridefriday” its Ann Arbor’s biggest party the “PAPARAZZI PARTY” on Friday, January 27th the biggest weekly gay party in Michigan with DJ Jace spins House & High Energy dance in the MAIN room and DVJ Mark plays Retro, Pop, Top 40 & UK Music videos in the RED room. No cover before 10pm. Guys with college ID get in free until 11pm. Cover is $5 for 21+ & $8 for 18-20. They have drink specials with Happy Hour from 9pm-11pm ½ off all drinks, shots & beers, with $2 Long Islands until 11pm. And then they have “detourtuesday” in the RED room with DJ John Cruz for the best mid-week gay night party. John will be spinning the best Top 40 Pop & dance music, No cover, drink specials are $2 Miller Lite, and $3 bottled Craft beer and $3 Three Olive Vodka with specialty Martini Menu available! Detroit: BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), presents “Broke Straight Boys & Porn Stars” on Saturday, January 28th! Then it’s that always popular night “BLACKOUT” Party coming up where you may have to grope your way around on Friday, February 10th and you’ll always have fun, at least I do! Then comes “LEATHER NIGHT” on Saturday, February 18th with $5 lockers for members in Chaps or Harness! Following that is “COLLEGE NIGHT” on Friday, February 25th with $5 lockers for members 18-25. They have FREE Tanning Sunday –Thursday with the purchase of a room or locker! continued on pg 18 14 Metra Magazine, Issue # 784
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And “Wild Wednesdays” you get FREE LUBE with the purchase of a locker or room. OPEN 24/7! It’s a Private GAY Health Club you must have ID, Drivers License, State Issue ID w/ph or Passport for entry! Dems da rooz! CLUB GOLD COAST (313-366-6135), has a new sexy look, a new super attitude, and a new image for the New Year starting things off its “UNZIPPED SUNDAYS” are you sexy and you know it? Do you have what it takes to be a Gold Coast Dancer? Come and strut your stuff at the try-outs! Auditions are on SUNDAYS at Club Gold Coast see the manager for details! Then “Customer Appreciation MONDAYS” with $2.00 wells, FREE Pool, Male Dancers, and NO COVER! Which brings us to that very popular night “COLLEGE THURSDAYS” done by the originators of the event, and where college guys can really go wild with FREE COVER for everyone before 11pm. FREE COVER all night for guys with College ID’s. And with $2 wells and most domestic beers, providing the music is, Billboard Reporting DJ John Cruz! They’re open seven days at 7pm with Exotic Male Dancers every night at 9pm! Club Gold Coast is a co-sponsor of “SNOWBALL” on Saturday, January 28th inside the Motor City Casino & Hotel at AMNESIA! Tickets are on sale at Club Gold Coast, www.MICTournament.org, and other venues for $20 advance and its $30 at the door the night of the event, the fun starts at 9:00pm until 1:30am. ESCAPE BOOKSTORE (313-366-6558), is open Mondays – Saturdays from 10am – midnight, and on Sunday’s from noon – midnight and located at 18728 W. Warren, Detroit, Michigan and just 8 blocks west of Southfield Fwy. FIFTH WHEEL (313-846-8613), is your adult bookstore and more with Peep Shows on their 17" LCD screens, Magazines, Male Videos and DVD’s! They are located at 9320 Michigan Ave. in Detroit, Michigan and they’re open Monday –Fridays 10am –midnight and Saturdays from 10am -10pm, Closed on Sundays! GIGI’S (313-584-6525), hours for the New Year are Mondays - Friday 8:00pm -2:00am and Saturday & Sunday 2:00pm-2:00am. And as the tradition continues “MONDAY NIGHT” its No cover before 11:00pm! FREE COVER all night with college ID! Also with DJ Chico, Nickki Stevens and all Boys! Then there is FUCK YOU FRIDAY with $2.00 cover before 11:00pm DJ Chico, DeAngela, and Sabin with ALL the Boys! HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913), it’s for sports, music, videos and more, with never a cover and have been serving MEN since 1980. On Saturday, February 4th MIGRA: Charity + the Bears III Charity will host the Bears Bare Ass Contest, Shots in Bed! Then on Sunday, February 5th it’s SUPERBOWL XLVI watch the GAME on ALL 6 BIG SCREENS with All American Superbowl food, Jason’s NEW Shot Wheel & Bloody Mary Bar! That’s logged in for me! The LELAND (313-962-2300), its downtown living with an edge, right in the middle of it all, studio, 1& 2 bedroom units from $425.00 - $990.00 a month, mention you saw it in Metra Magazine when you fill out your application. They have an on site diner, Studio 54 and the gay friendly City Club which is open Friday & Saturdays from 10pm until 4am with gated parking and security! The guys over at the R&R SALOON (313-849-2751), have a great line-up for just about anyone’s tastes. On Friday, January 27th “MIGRA: Saddle Up/Dance Hard” It’s line-dancing from 8pm until midnight. Then Saturday, January 28th “Lights Out Underwear Party” come shows them what you got! Coming on Friday, February 3rd “LEATHER NIGHT” if you wear your leather gear you get $1.00 OFF your first drink! Then a big night for the leathermen in the community on Saturday, February 4th come down and meet the fella’s of “Mr. Michigan LEATHER Sash Bash”! There will be some HOT titleholders of the past MML Competitions to check out! Sunday, February 5th it’s a “SUPERBOWL XLVI PARTY” come watch the game on their huge big screen! There will be food, fun, and prizes! Open daily at 3pm - 2am, the kitchen is open Wed, Fri, Sat, & Sun from 10pm until 4am FREE Wii, and security on duty! 18 Metra Magazine, Issue # 784
Ferndale: COMO’S (248-548-5005), invites you to stop in and enjoy the live bands during the “Ferndale Blues & Music Festival” running January 27th to February 4th they have great pizza and good drinks to boot! They also have a full lunch and dinner menus. On Sunday, February 5th they’ll be having a “SUPERBOWL XLVI PARTY” come watch the game on all their big screen TV’s! Put them on your calendar for your special “Valentine Weekend” and make plans to have lunch or dinner with your lover or you can meet one there! JUST4US (248-547-5878), will now that the holidays are over it’s time to shop for next year…they’ll have some big sales and bargains galore so you might want to stop in and take advantage of the remaining stock while it last. They’re located at 211 W. 9 Mile in Ferndale, Mi. Their hours are M-W 11am – 8pm, Thu & Fri 11am – 10pm, Sat 11am -8pm, and Sun 11am -5pm. Check out their website at www.shopjust4us.com! SOHO (248-542-7646), on Mondays it’s “Ferndale Residents and their Friends Appreciation Night” come and have a few drink specials! Tuesdays are FREE POOL come knock some balls around! On Wednesdays it’s Karaoke with $3 drink specials. Thursdays $2 BUD/ BUD Light. Fridays you can get $5 Martinis! Saturdays they have Valentine Vodka specials! Sundays are KARAOKE with $4 Long Islands. Grand Rapids: The APARTMENT (616-451-0815), has been the classic Alternative nightspot in Grand Rapids for over three decades and it’s where friends meet, drink, eat and have some good fun. Always a place to find a friend or two! Their hours are Mondays – Sundays 1:00pm until 2:00am with drink specials everyday! Stop in and have a few libations, the drinks are good and reasonably priced. RUMORS (616-454-8720), is one of the hottest gay bar and dance club in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Located centrally in downtown Grand Rapids, and are the premier Western Michigan gay bar and gay club. They proudly feature the hottest male strippers every Wednesday and the greatest female impersonators every Sunday on Show Night. Check their website for more info www.rumorsnightclub.net! continued on page 20 Metra Magazine, Issue # 784 19
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Lansing: SPIRAL (517-371-3221), has “TWISTED THURSDAYS” Male Revue with Ace & Eve with $1 well drinks all night long! Doors open at 9pm with 18+ welcome, a $10 cover, $1 well drinks, $2 domestic beer, $2 calls all night long! Male Revue Show is an 11pm with DJ Sammy spinning the hottest Top 40 hits!
Pontiac: LIBERTY BAR (248-758-0771), has a bunch of stuff planned for you and starting things off on Friday, January 27th at 9pm it’s AIDSWALK DETROIT FUNDRAISER hosted by Christopher Keyes Michigan LGBT Ambassador. Ask them how you can participate in the AIDS Walk! They’ll also have Red Ribbon drink specials with a 50/50 raffle! Then on Friday, February 3rd at 8pm “COUNTRY NIGHTS” with M.I.G.R.A there’ll be shot specials, 50/50 raffle and Line dancing! And then the popular “STUD SUNDAYS” with the Liberty Bar dancers, musical beats by DJ Doug Roberts and the NEW “Luck of the Draw” for your entertainment pleasures. Also don’t forget their weekly events Mondays are those “S.I.N: Service Industry Nights”! Tuesdays its “Tom & Andrew’s EUCHRE Night”! Thursday & Saturdays you have “Karaoke with KAREN” a little something for everyone. Also they do have a great menu of meals or sandwiches & snacks! Come and visit the Detroit areas only interactive video experience! Warren: MALEBOX II (586-806-2390), catch the fever, where you’re only a stranger once! “Tuesday Boyz Night Out” with Sabin & DJ Jimmy and a Booty contest, Cash Prizes & $2 drinks all night long. “Fridays Hot Body Contest” with Crystal Harding & DJ Keyle with a hot body contest and dancing! Saturdays are Drag Comedy Shows & DJ Jimmy. And Karaoke Sundays with food served from 3-6pm and Karaoke starting at 9pm. 22 Metra Magazine, Issue # 784
They're open daily from 2pm to 2am and is gay owned and operated, with 18+ welcome with proper ID. They also have the best Happy Hour everyday with Jay or Jake from 2pm-8pm! The only place to enjoy a few early cocktails and a big favorite for the after work group! Stop in and have a few libations!
SPIN NIGHTCLUB (773-327-7711), on Saturday, January 28th it’s a “WET & WILD” dance party with an extra special, extra wet and extra wild Saturday “SHOWER” event! The shower contest is at midnight hosted by Victor, with DJ Riley York & DJ Bryan there’s a $5 cover. Then on Monday, January 30 th RuPaul’s Drag Race Premiere Party from 910pm is the viewing party hosted by Phi Phi O’Hara & the Princess with live performance at midnight also a $5 cover. Saturday, February 4th RuPaul’s Drag Race Star “JIGGLY CALIENTE” & Phi Phi O’Hara. That’s it for this issue! Our next deadline is Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 for our Wednesday, February 8th issue and you can reach me at AuntieM4doro@aol.com!
...ILLINOIS Chicago: BERLIN (773-348-4975), on Saturday, January 28th its “LADYTRON” DJ SET featuring Reuben Wu and followed by “TWISTED” with DJ Chester. Sunday, February 5th “MADONNA – RAMA” the Superbowl Halftime Show Afterparty with DJ Riley York. Friday, February 10th Cosmix Presents “BJORK SHOWCASE” all Bjork music and videos from 9pm to 1:30am with DJ Greg Haus, followed by “COSMIX” with the best electronica/indie & alternative dance party until 4am!
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