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Well, with the first week of the summer under our belts, the rest promises to be a long “HOT” one with record breaking days of 100 degree temperatures in store. My advice is to stock up on high UV sun screen, and stay hydrated! Do everything in moderation, if you can! Starting things off with Chicago this time, let’s see who’s doing what… ...ILLINOIS Chicago: BERLIN (773-348-4975), on Friday, June 29th its “COSMIX” with DJ Greg Haus spins electronica / indie-alternative music and videos until 4am with drink specials. On Saturday, June 30th with “TWISTED Dance Party” with DJ Chester until 5am also with drink specials. Coming up on Sunday, July 1st (first Sunday of the month) they’ll have “MADONNA-RAMA” with DJ Riley York. Then on Sunday, July 13th “COSMIX” Presents: Friday the 13th with “GIGAMESH & PUNKS JUMP UP” with DJ Greg Haus (Cosmix) & Trancid (EchoDroides / Dark Wave Disco) all for your entertainment. 2nd STORY (312-923-9536), celebrates GAY PRIDE every day of the year with cheap “stiff” drink and great bartenders to serve up your choice of libations. Very popular with the after work and shopping folks and again with the late-niters, but always fun anytime! SPIN (773-327-7711), on Friday, June 29th “Friday Night Shower Contest & MAROON 5 CD Release Party”, GET OVEREXPOSED! Hop in the shower with VICTOR and you could win $100! Always with drink specials, too! Saturday, June 14th its RuPaul’s Drag Race Stars “MANILA LUZON & PHI-PHI O’HARA” with two performances at Midnight and 1am. VJ Dominic & DJ Bryan will SPIN you on two dance floors until 3am for the Saturday Night Dance Party. TOUCHE (773-465-7400), that manly men’s bar has Samuel Adams Boston Lager as the beer of the month. They have a weekly schedule of events every Sunday its “BEER BUST” 50¢ drafts Bud & Bud Light, with After the Beach Party from 3pm until 7pm and movie night starts at 7pm. Mondays: BIG GAME NIGHT come out and play. Tuesdays its HARDCORE CRUSIN’ with the Club Room open, on Tuesday July 3rd it’s a special “FULL MOON” HARDCORE CRUISIN’! A special 4th of July Beer Bust on Wednesday which is “Bear Chest Night” and show them some fur. Thursday is “HANDBALLER NIGHT” with Red / White Hanky specials. On Friday, July 6th “M.A.F.I.A. Club Night” and on Saturday, July 7th its BEAR NIGHT with Great Lakes Bears. Then on Friday, the 13th guest club night “CHICAGO HELLFIRE CLUB” and Saturday the 14th “DUNGEON MASTER NIGHT” with demo at midnight with Chicago Rubbermen Anniversary Party. Friday, July 20th & 21st it’s the “MR. MIDWEST RUBBER WEEKEND” on Friday MWR 2012 Welcome Party with demos and raffles. Saturday MWR 2012 Contest at 10pm and Gear Night dress code in the club room BNC 6pm! Which brings us to the last weekend in July the 27th its “Summer Olympics” opening ceremonies viewing party and ONYX Club Night, and on the 28th it’s “Cowboy Eye for the Leather Guy Contest” with Foot Friends at 6pm. All events subject to change so check their website at www.touchechicago.com for updates! …MICHIGAN Ann Arbor: NECTO (734-994-5436), on Friday, July 13th “Pridefriday” it’s their famous and popular “BEACH BOYS OF SUMMER PARTY” is here with a contest & cash prizes. DJ Jace in the Main Room and hosted by JOSEY GREENWELL, DVJ Mark in the Red Room doors open continued on pg 18 at 9PM. 14 Metra Magazine, Issue # 794
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Bay City: MALICKEY’S PUB (989-414-6667), is open Mondays from 4pm-2am and Tuesday through Sundays from noon until 2am. Located at 501 S. Madison Avenue with drink specials and always fun things to do, when you’re in Bay City stop in and say hi, you’ll be glad you did! Detroit: BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), the most popular private GAY Health Club in Detroit has that popular “BLACK-OUT PARTY” coming up on Friday, July 13th which is always a great day to party! On Saturday, July 21st it’s their “LEATHER NIGHT” with $5 lockers for members in Chaps or Harness. And their “COLLEGE NIGHT” is Saturday, July 28th also with $5 lockers for members 18-25. CLUB GOLD COAST (313-366-6135), and SIN IN DETROIT want you to come join them at the Metra Picnic on Sunday, July 15th visit their area at the picnic where they’ll be, grilling and drinking with the boys! Then both SIN and CGC will be OPEN at 7PM for a AFTER the Picnic Party on the Patio! ESCAPE LOUNGE (313-892-1765), wants you to escape with them with DJ ACE every Friday and Saturday, stop in and see for yourself, why you should! Check out their ad in this issue. GIGI’S (313-584-6525), always a Monday Night Tradition for decades is open Monday through Friday from 8:00PM until 2:00AM, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00PM till 2:00AM! Come and celebrate on Friday, July 6th as Jonathon NIKOLAI TURNS 25! On hand will be DeAngela, Sabin, and CHICO and the Boy’s with only $2.00 before 11:00 and $5 after that! Guest entertainment and the Birthday Boy: Jonathon NIKOLAI! Also experience Gigi’s Cabaret Room every Saturday night with showtimes 10:00, 11:00 and 1:00 AM, where reservations are always highly suggested. HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913), on Saturday, June 30th “CUB-Apalooza Pool Party”, come and get wet with Cubs, Bears and others! Then it’s the 4th of July, “ALL AMERICAN Patio Party & Cookout” they’ll have Red, White & Blue Shots ALL NIGHT LONG with the DONALD! R&R SALOON (313-849-2751), is Detroit’s premier leather bar and on Saturday, June 30th they’ll have “MR. LEATHER DETROIT CONTEST” and the winner will compete for MML (Mr. Michigan Leather), over $300 in cash and prizes. Stop in and see any bartender for application, and you must register by Thursday, June 28th. Coming up on Saturday, July 7th is their Underwear Party, plus the “WET & WILD UNDERWEAR CONTEST” with cash prize. Every Friday its Leather, Men, Dance, Sweat and Party, men in Leather get in FREE! Let your inner pig out! SIN IN DETROIT (313-366-6135), has “MARTINI MONDAYS” with a touch of JAZZ provided by former WJZZ DJ/ program director Al Ester! Mellow atmosphere, drink specials, eclectic tunes and sophisticated conversations every Monday night just located next door to Club Gold Coast, please use Club Gold Coast valet parking. “COLLEGE THURSDAY” every Thursday night with your favorite bartenders, music by DJ John Cruz, with NO cover with a valid College ID and 18+ are welcome! SIN IN DETROIT is located next door to Club Gold Coast which features dancers and DJ Dino, 2 bars, 2 DJ’s, 1 SIN-FUL Party! Sunday, July 15th come join them at the Metra Picnic visit their area at the picnic where they’ll be, grilling and drinking with the boys! SIN and CGC will be OPEN at 7PM for a AFTER the Picnic Party on the Patio! Wednesday, July 18th it’s the Detroit Tigers vs. Angels come join them for a Tigers Outing at Comerica Park. And for $50 bucks you’ll get transportation to and from the game. Refreshments on the bus, your ticket plus a Club Gold Coast / SIN IN DETROIT t-shirt! The bus leaves at 6PM and returns after the game! 18 Metra Magazine, Issue # 794
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Douglas: DUNES RESORT (269-857-1401), coming up on June 29th – July 8th has “RED, WHITE on BLUE STAR” the summer’s biggest 4th of July Celebration! They will have several DJ’s from across the country spinning DJ Tony Moran, DJ Joe Gauthreaux, DJ Paulo, DJ Roland Belmares, DJ Ralphie Rosario, and DJ Chi- Chi LaRue. Also they’ll have Pistol Pete Pool Party, Porn at the Pool, and TEA Dances on 7/1, 7/4 & 7/8 for a complete holiday week schedule and to book your room for the weekend check their website at www.dunesresort.com or call them at 269-857-1401. Ferndale: COMO’S (248-548-5005), the original First Wednesday Ladies Night is back at Como’s featuring live music on the patio and Happy Hour drink specials until 10:00pm. Starting Wednesday, July 4th, cool off with $2 domestic beer, $3 well drinks, $4 glasses of wine, half off selected appetizers and monthly food specials. Also on July 4th, it’s the official Summer Grill and Chill Patio Party with free hot dogs for all, and no one leaves Como’s hungry. Also every Monday its Chef Mike’s BBQ on the Patio with select grilled meat products and two side dishes for a very low price, you got to try it! JUST 4 US (248-547-5878), it’s more than a bookstore , they have great sandwiches and all organic smoothies to beat the summer heat, stop in and try some while you browse around the store. They have the best Gay cards for all occasions I’ve seen! STEVEN B’S (248-542-2272), is a barber shop for those who like that “tight” and neat hair cut…with the weather getting hotter as we head into summer, stop in and get your “buzz-cut” or a trim-up, Steven and his crew will get your summer “do” together for ya! Their daily hours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8am-6pm, Thursdays 10am -8pm, Saturdays 8am-2pm and is located at 23263 Woodward Ave. continued on pg 22
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Grand Rapids: The APARTMENT (616-451-0815), your classy drinking establishment with great drink specials , munchies and plenty of conversations with great bartenders, check their www.Apartmentlounge.net, stop in and have a few libations. RUMORS (616-454-8720), the hottest dance bar in Grand Rapids with the best drinks and hippest DJ’s spinning the current popular music. Always packed on the weekends and great week nights also! For more details check the website at www.rumorsnightclub.net. Lansing: SPIRAL (517-371-3221), Wednesday Night are “TWISTED THURSDAYS” with $1.00 drinks ALL night and Live events. “FUSION FRIDAYS” with DJ Sammy & Alabama spinning every Friday night where you can dance to your favorite musical beats. Then it’s their “UN-Zipped Saturdays” with special events, and then its “Showbiz Sundays.” See their ad in this issue for July events or click up the website www.SpiralDanceBar.com! Pontiac: LIBERTY BAR (248-758-0771), another suburban club in downtown Pontiac with happy hour Monday - Friday 11:30am - 7:00pm and Saturdays 2pm - 6pm. They also have $5.00 lunch specials Monday – Friday. Coming up on Friday, June 29th at 9PM it’s the “PIMP & HO BALL: 2012” dress (or Un-dress) to impress! On Friday, July 6th & July 20th it’s “COUNTRY NIGHTS with M.I.G.R.A.” They’ll have shot specials, 50/50 raffle and line dancing. Which brings us to that popular S.T.U.D. SUNDAYS with DJ Doug Roberts and the Liberty dancers? Royal Oak: FIVE15 (248-515-2551), is Royal Oaks only ALL GAY coffeehouse and a whole lot more with a gigantic assortment of lubes and aromas, a massive collection of previously viewed DVD’s and a humongous amount of designer underwear. They’re also the Home of “Drag Queen Bingo” every Friday & Saturday call for reservations because there space is limited. RASOR LAW FIRM (248-543-9000), can help you in Criminal Defense with a proven track record and favorable results for their clients in thousands of cases. They are located at 321 S. Williams Street. For more information contact RasorLawFirm.com or Info@RasorLawFirm.com to schedule a FREE evaluation today! Metra Magazine welcomes their new advertiser! Traverse City: SIDETRAXX (231-935-1666), will have “CHERRY BLAST:2012” at Traverse City Cherry Fest July 7th – 14th where you can come and taste THEIR cherries! Then it’s the 4th of July on Wednesday with a BBQ on the patio and VJ Mike King at 9PM. 22 Metra Magazine, Issue # 794
Warren: MALEBOX II (586-806-2390), that suburban club where you’re only a stranger once! Open daily from 2pm – 2am and is GAY owned and operated with plenty of FREE parking also refurbished fenced-in patio! And their daily schedule includes “Tuesday Boyz Night Out” with Bentley James & DJ Jimmy with $2 drinks ALL NIGHT! Also “Booty Contest” with cash prizes! Friday is “Daddyz Night Out with the Boyz” with DJ Jess, you don’t really need to be a daddy! Bill and the boys want you to join them for their Anniversary Weekend Bash on Friday, July 13th with a Special edition of Daddyz Night Out! Saturday, July 14th is a special edition of the MBII Revue! Sunday, July 15th join them After the Metra Picnic for The Beach Bum After-Party Swimsuit Contest & Karaoke. They’re located at 23365 Hoover Rd in Warren, Mi just 1 block north of 9 Mile Rd. Happy Hour everyday from 2PM 8PM come in and get happy! CANADA: Windsor, Ontario PRIDE FEST: Windsor / Essex presents “SPRITZ: Boat Cruise” and will be held on Saturday, July 28th with DJ Steven Dearborn spin out the beats. Boarding begins at 1PM and the cruise runs from 2PM until 5PM at Riverfront Festival Plaza in downtown Windsor. Tickets for this event are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate and are available at www.wepridefest.com, PrideFest Office at 440 Pelissier and Dani Bobb Hair at 551 Pelissier or call for more details at 226-348-FEST. There will be door prizes, a Silent Auction, cash bar and food available. Also their will be an Afterparty at Legends of 2012 located at 1056 Wyandotte Street East. That’s it for this issue! Our next deadline is Thursday, July 5th for our Wednesday, July 11th issue and you can reach me at AuntieM4doro@aol.com!
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