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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, Jenny Knisley,Karen O’Brien, Mickey James, 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.

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AT THE MOVIES.......10 “GOING DOWN IN LA LA LAND” 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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Based on the noval by Andy Zeffer this film is a riveting and uncensored look at Hollywood. It is a story that reveals how our friendships sustain us and keep us going. It also reflects our celebrity-obsessed culture, revealing our desire to be loved, adored, and adulated at any cost. A very candid, sexy, outrageously funny look at what an aspiring actor can...and will make it in Hollywood! Adam arrives from New York with dreams of becoming a star, getting off to a rocky start, he struggles to make ends meet at trival jobs only to discover a gig in film production and finds himself dealing with downand-out directors, washed up starlets, closeted celebrities, and drug addicts, as he starts to lose himself in a seamy underworld of gay porn and prostitution. 10 Metra Magazine, Issue # 791

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OTHY Friends of DOR DORO By: AuntieM4Dor

Hailey Charles

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

The big news here in Metraland is that “SHARON NEEDLES” a frequent guest entertainer at SPIN Nightclub in Chicago, won this season RuPaul’s Drag Race, well congrats! Let’s see what happening at all the other HOT spots in Metraland, with Michigan this time… …MICHIGAN Ann Arbor: NECTO (734-994-5436), will celebrate “PRIDE PROM: Garden of Eden” in the Red Room with DVJ Mark on Friday, May 18th they also celebrate PRIDE every Tuesday & Friday! “Pride Friday” with DJ Jace & DVJ Mark for the biggest weekly GAY night in Michigan, DJ Jace spins House & Dance in the Main Room while DVJ Mark plays Retro, Pop & Top 40 in the Red Room. There is no cover before 10pm and guys with College ID pay no cover until 11pm. The cover is $5 for 21+ and $8 for 18-20. They have drink specials: Happy Hour from 9pm-11pm with ½ Off all drinks, shots & beer with $2 Long Islands until 11pm. “Detour Tuesday” in the Red Room with DJ John Cruz for the best Midweek Gay party. NO COVER, drink specials, $2 Miller Lite bottles, $3 bottled craft beer, and $3 Three Olives Vodka and specialty Martini menu available. Detroit: BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), has their three main events for May scheduled starting on Fr5iday, May11th it’s their “BLACK OUT PARTY” and then on Saturday, May 19th will be “LEATHER NIGHT” with $5for members in Chaps or harness. And then it’s “COLLEGE NIGHT” on Saturday, May 26th with $5 lockers for members 18-25! CLUB GOLD COAST (313-366-6135), wants you to join them every SUNDAY on their newly decorated and expanded patio starting at 2pm. Come join the boys in the sun for FREE Hot Dogs & Hamburgers! continued on pg 18 14 Metra Magazine, Issue # 791

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Coming on Sunday May 20th MDSL “Bar of the Week” stop in and have some fun! Tuesdays “CELEBRITY Bartenders” each week they have rotating guest bartenders from many of Metro Detroit’s best establishments! If you’re a bartender and are interested contact the manager at the Club Gold Coast! On Tuesday, May 15th 515 will celebrate 5yr Anniversary and a HOT night will be had by all check out our back cover for more details, and our celebrity bartenders are, Tony of (Innuendo), Dave of (Gigi’s), and Calvin of 515 for the Anniversary Party! And on Tuesday, May 22nd it's Andy of (R&R, Ripcord-Toledo) stop in and check out the hot guys! Thursdays: “COLLEGE THURSDAYS” with $2 wells and most domestics, NO COVER with a College ID. NO COVER before 11pm with Exotic Male Dancers and 18+ welcome! Spinning will be Billboard reporting DJ John Cruz, Club Gold Coast where the real men play! ESCAPE LOUNGE (313-892-1765), at 19404 Sherwood will have a “GRAND OPENING” on Friday, May 18th come see our totally remodeled bar! FREE munchies, DJ Ace, and NO Cover Charge, with FREE T-Shirts while they last! Their hours are Sunday-Thursday 10pm-5am and Friday & Saturday 10pm -6am! So, stops in and check out the NEW look! GIGI’S (313-584-6525), where you have Talent, Style, Class and Beauty, so come and experience Gigi’s Cabaret Room! They have shows every Saturday night with showtimes at 10:00, 11:00 and 1:00am. Reservations are HIGHLY suggested. In the Upper Level you have dancing with DJ Nikolai spinning all the top 40 dance music. HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913), the owner Ron is celebrating his ?? Birthday, He’ll be in Michigan from May 1- May 15 so you can catch him at either The Hayloft or at Sidetraxx during that time, watch Facebook for more details of his coming and goings! Meanwhile on Friday, May 11th its Zach’s Birthday from Cub-Apalooza Underwear Party! Saturday, May 12th “PATIO GRAND OPENING” Cub-Apalooza host with food, fun, drinks, and men! On Friday, May 18th “BEAR TRAP FRIDAY” hosted by the sexy men of Michigan PANTHERS! Saturday, May 19th, Mr. Michigan Leather Send Off to IML and ICON’S Daddy Party. Come join the men of ICON as they celebrate daddies! OTHERSIDE LOUNGE (313-305-7793), is open daily from 4pm - 2am and has Happy Hour from 4pm - 9pm with something going on everyday. Mondays are Karaoke Night at 9pm with KJ Karen and drink specials. Thursday’s with DJ ACE who has joined the crew. Saturdays also Happy Hour till 9pm with drinks specials and DJ ACE. Their HUGE patio is still under construction and should be completed in 2 weeks…! R&R SALOON (313-849-2751), will have the “MR. R&R Contest” on Saturday, May 12th do you have what it takes? Over $300 in cash and prizes! See the bartenders for applications and you must register by Thursday, May 10th. Then on Saturday, May 19th its “BATHHOUSE STEAM PARTY” special beautiful PIT Party every Friday, with Leather, Men, Dance, Sweat, and Party! Men in Leather get in FREE; let your inner PIG OUT! Douglas: DUNES RESORT (269-857-1401), is the place to be on MEMORIAL WEEKEND Friday, May 25th – Monday, 28th with DJ Randy Bettis, DJ/Producer John LePage, and DJ Mark Vallese. The Pool opens this weekend, with the Men of Manwatch. In the Cabaret: Niah Whitley, Kelly & Rick, and Amy & Freddy. On hand will be Giveaways: 2 FREE passes to the 2012 Riptide at Disney Lagoon Event on June 1st also 2 FREE weekend passes to the pool parties at the GayDays host hotel! This has always been a huge weekend for the Dunes Resort so book your rooms NOW! Lansing: SPIRAL (517-371-3221), has “A.B.C. in 2012…Anything but Clothes” Saturday, May 19, 2012 wrap it up, tape it up, cover it up, wear whatever you want as long as it’s not clothes! 18 Metra Magazine, Issue # 791

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DJ John Cruz will be spinning top 40 and dance music with videos. For 21 + FREE before 11pm with $1 off everything until 11pm. They also have a list of special events starting things off on Friday, May, 11th it’s a “90’s Party’, Wednesday, May 16th “Sin-nShame Ladies Night”, Then it’s the Saturday, May 19th “A.B.C. Anything but Clothes” thing! On Sunday, May 20th the “Miss Amateur Spiral Pageant” and on Wednesday, May 23rd they’ll have a Burlesque Show, with live music, talent, dancers and magic! Stop in on any of those dates or any other time and have yourself some fun! Pontiac: LIBERTY BAR (248-758-0771), the only gay owned and operated club in Pontiac has something going on everyday and night with NEVER A COVER! Mondays: S.I.N. (Service Industry Night), Tuesdays: “Tom & Andrew’s EUCHRE NIGHT”, Thursdays & Saturdays “KARAOKE with Karen”. On Sundays from noon until 4pm they have SUNDAY BRUNCH it’s ALL YOU CAN EAT for $9.95 with $3.00 Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Sunday nights, S.T.U.D. Sundays with DJ Doug and the DANCERS! Also a few events you’ll be interested in on Friday, May18th and June 1st “Country Nights” with M.I.G.R.A. shot specials, 50/50 raffle, and Line dancing. On Friday, May 25th at 9pm its “BODY BINGO” come and show us your body, or play with one! Royal Oak: FIVE15 (248-515-2551), is celebrating their 5 year “ANNIVERSARY PARTY” to be held at Club Gold Coast, on Tuesday, May 15th with the iconic MATTHEW RUSH, Boystown’s Best Go-Go Boys, and Mr. Michigan Leather: Woody Woodruff. NO COVER includes Giveaways galore including GRAND PRIZE trip for 2 to Chicago IML/Gabby Award Weekend. UNDERWEAR contest by Club Gold Coast dancers, winner receives FIVE15 underwear for a year and very special guest Sabin. That’s gonna be some party! 22 Metra Magazine, Issue # 791

Traverse City: SIDETRAXX (231-935-1666), is having their patio completely remodeled and will have a GRAND OPENING on Saturday, May, 19th be sure to check it out! If you plan to attend the Cherry Festival on July 6th – July 14th and if you’re an out-of-towner and have a room you can spend the day checking out all the things to do in Traverse City, then go by SIDETRAXX for a little night life fun! Warren: MALEBOX II (586-806-2390), where you’re only a stranger once! They have Happy Hour everyday from 2-8pm stop in and have a few cocktails with one of their handsome bartenders. They also have a great weekly line up for you, starting on “Tuesday Boyz Night Out” with Christina Von Dion & DJ Jimmy with $2 drinks all night. There will also be a “Booty Contest” with cash prizes. Wednesdays are “HUMP NIGHT” with DJ Jess, NO COVER, and drink specials. Then on Friday’s it’s Dance Party & Hottest Body Contest with Christina Von Dion and DJ Jess also with NO COVER! On Saturday’s they have “MALEBOX REVUE DRAG COMEDY SHOW” with Iona Trailer, Jacqueline Frost, & the Gang the music will be by DJ Jimmy. And “Karaoke Sunday” are always fun with FOOD served 3-6pm, Pool Tournament @ 8pm with cash prizes, and then Karaoke at 9pm you can win a bar tab at karaoke. They also have FREE parking! Open daily from 2pm -2am, and is Gay owned and operated! ...ILLINOIS The 34th Annual International Mr. Leather 2012 contest will by May 25-28 with four hot days and nights of Fetish, Kink/Gear fun! The LARGEST Fetish Market in the World, featuring 120 vendors, nightly parties, the 2012 IML contest and the Infamous BLACK & BLUE Ball, so be sure to mark this one down in your Ipods, Smart Phones or whatever you use! For more information hit their website at www.! That’s it for this issue! Our next deadline is Wednesday, May 16th for our Wednesday, May 23rd issue and you can reach me at!

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