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METRA MAGAZINE

published by Metra Inc. , PO BOX 71844 Madison Heights, MI 48071 248.543.3500 METRAMAG@AOL.COM METRAPICNIC@A0L.COM AuntieM4Doro@AOL.COM

www.metramagazine.com facebook.com/MaryMetra facebook.com/metramagazine 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.

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

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OTHY Friends of DOR DORO

Metr a's calendar of EVENTS ou know wher e all the HO T spots ar e! Metra's EVENTS,, tha thatt lets y you where HOT are! o@aol.com By: AuntieM4Dor AuntieM4Doro@aol.com

It’s Metra Magazine’s 33rd Annual Picnic this Sunday, July 15th tickets are still available at your favorite establishments, nightclubs and bars. The tickets are the same low price of $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the gate until the park closes at 8:00PM, check out our ad in this issue for list of ticket sellers or you can go online with PayPal and at www.mertamagazine.com! There will be food vendors or BYO food & booze! BBQ & grills welcome (conditions are DRY so be watchful), there is no cash bar. Vendors will be selling merchandize of all sorts, informational booth by Beautiful and entertainment with 3 fantastic shows as Nickki’s Stevens presents “Bitches in a Barn” at SALT RIVER Showroom with DJ Sydney of Gigi’s spinning for the shows, also the 16th Annual Picnic Olympic Games with David Wellday a.k.a. Summers Eve hosting the games with a games participants parade starts at 12 noon and the games to follow, the music provided by the areas top DJ’s spinning out the beats from noon – 2pm DJ Jimmy of the Malebox II & Rainbow Room, 2pm – 4pm DJ Timmy D from Reunion & Backstreet, 4pm - 6pm DJ Doug Roberts from Liberty Bar in Pontiac and SIN in Detroit. Also from Club Gold Coast & SIN the Chicago Red Star Dancers of Chicago will be on hand, then from 6pm – 8pm Chico & His Boyz from Gigi’s. So,bring plenty of water, sun blocker, shading tents, and sun glasses…no complete nudity in the park please. Have yourself the best time you can, and play safe! Now, let’s see just what’s happening in and around Metraland starting with Michigan this time… …MICHIGAN Ann Arbor: NECTO (734-994-5436), has their “BOYS OF SUMMER” Contest on pridefriday, July 13th with cash prizes it’s their biggest event of the year and it will be hosted by JOSEY GREENWELL also on hand will be DJ Jace and DVJ Mark it the biggest weekly Gay night in Michigan. Detroit: BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), will have their popular “BLACK OUT PARTY” on Friday, July 13th Also they’ll see you at the Metra Picnic on Sunday, July 15th they have Metra Picnic tickets on sale! On Saturday, July 21st it’s “LEATHER NIGHT” with lockers at $5 for members in Chaps or Harness. And on Saturday, July 28th it’s “COLLEGE NIGHT” with $5 lockers for members 18-25! They also have “Wild Wednesdays” with FREE LUBE with the purchase of a locker or a room. FREE Tanning Sunday-Thursday with purchase of room or locker. They’re open 24/7 check out the fun times! They are a PRIVATE Gay Health Club and you must have proper ID to enter, drivers license, picture State ID or a current Passport are acceptable! 14 Metra Magazine, Issue # 795

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HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913), on Saturday, July 14th its “LUBE Wrestling” sponsored by HOTT Magazine with prizes and shot specials. Saturday, July 21st “ICON DETROIT SPORTS BALL” athletic & sports wear encouraged, FREE Jockstraps with shot & drink specials. Then on Thursday, July 26th “M.I.G.R.A. 2012 Great Lakes Regional Rodeo Kick-Off Party” for the 2012 Great Lakes Regional Rodeo scheduled for Fri, Sat, & Sun July 27-29 and on Saturday, July 28 “UNIFORM CODE PARTY” benefiting Beautiful & Mr. Friendly a leather uniform code party on the patio adhering to strict leather dress codes! CLUB GOLD COAST (313-366-6135), has the hottest exotic male dancers every night at 9pm and they’re open Monday- Saturday at 7pm, open Sundays at 2pm, 18+ welcome with valid ID. ESCAPE LOUNGE (313-892-1765), after the Metra Picnic, Escape to the best after hour’s party in town! GIGI’S (313-584-6525), come experience the talent, style, class and beauty in Gigi’s Cabaret Room hosted by Nickki Stevens with the finest in female impersonation every Saturday night with showtimes at 10:00pm 11:00pm and 1:00am. Reservations highly suggested, for more info check them out on Facebook.com/gigisgaybar! R&R SALOON (313-849-2751), presents on Saturday, July 14th LEATHER DOMINANCE a benefit for Beautiful & MILS/b Fund with shooters, raffles, snacks and an After hours Sarong PIT Party with a $5 donation entry fee. Then on every Tuesday Detroit’s Best Pool Tournament starts at 9:30 sharp with $100 in cash prizes. Every FRIDAY, its Leather, Men, Dancing, Sweat, and Party with men in leather get in FREE, come and let your inner pig out! Open daily 3pm -2am with the kitchen open Wed, Fri, & Sat at 10pm till 4am, security on duty, FREE Wifi for more information on up and coming event click up their www.R&R Saloon.com! 18 Metra Magazine, Issue # 795


SIN IN DETROIT (313-366-6135), what can you say, on FRIDAYS, 2 Clubs, 2 DJS, and TONS of DANCERS. DJ Doug Roberts in SIN, and DJ Intrigue in the Gold Coast it’s the only place to be on Fridays! On Sunday, July 15th come join us at the Metra Picnic and visit our area while enjoying grilling & drinking with the boys. Join us on the bus to the Metra Picnic $10 includes valet parking at CGC. Bus leaves at 11am and returns to CGC around 8pm, seating is limited! Also on Saturday & Sunday July 14th & 15th from Chicago the RED STAR Dancers, they will also be at the Metra Picnic! Plus on that night Sunday, July 15th its Penny Puddles returns from Atlanta. Both SIN & CGC will open at 7pm! Then on Wednesday, July 18th join us for a Tiger outing as the Detroit Tigers vs. Angels. $50 gets you your transportation to & from the game, refreshments on the bus, includes your tickets to the game plus a Gold Coast/SIN T-shirt! The Bus leaves at 6pm and returns after the game. If you’re a Tiger fan, a friend of SIN, or a fan of the Gold Coast come join in some group fun! Every Thursday Night its “COLLEGE THURSDAY” with your favorite bartenders and music by DJ John Cruz, no cover with valid College ID, 18+ welcome! SIN in Detroit is located next door to Gold Coast which features hot male dancers and DJ Dino! 2 BARS - 2 DJ’S - 1 SINFUL PARTY! OTHERSIDE (313-305-7793), is now open Tuesday - Sunday from 4pm - 2am! Their kitchen will be open by July 25th and will be serving from 4pm -9pm daily. Never a cover, secure parking and open daily from 4pm-2am. Stop in and see all their great bartenders Located at 4933 E. 7 Mile Rd. just one mile east of Club Gold Coast. I just love their amazingly beautiful Patio! If you haven’t seen it you don’t know what you’re missing! Douglas: DUNES RESORT (269-857-1401), present “Christmas in July” from Thursday, July 19th - Monday, July 22nd with DJ Mark Vallese, Men of Manwatch, and a Christmas Tea Dance. And in the Cabaret: Amy & Freddy also Kelly & Rick! Then from Thursday, July 26th Monday, July 29th it’s “VENETIAN” with DJ Mark Vallese, Men of Manwatch, and “HighHeel Tea Dance.” In the Cabaret it’s Rick & Kelly and Niah Whitley. Coming up on Friday, August 3rd – Saturday, August 4th it’s “Confessions of a Prairie Bitch” with ALLISON ARNGRIM (Nellie Olsen from Little House on the Prairie TV series)! And you can buy tickets for these shows at www.reactionshows.com

Ferndale:

COMO’S (248-548-5005), the place of the original Ladies Night Patio Party is back, FIRST WEDNESDAY of every month, Wednesday, August 1st with happy hour 6-10pm and drink specials $2 domestic Beer, $3 well drinks, $4 glass of wine, also live music from 6-11pm. For more information find them on Facebook or click then up at www.comosferndale.com! Como’s has been a part of the “family” serving the gay community for 50 years! SOHO (248-542-7646), has Metra Picnic tickets on sale, stop in and have a few libations and continued on pg 22 pick up your ticket!

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JUST 4 US (248-547-5878), has Metra picnic tickets to purchase, stop in and have a great cup of coffee or an all natural smoothie and a delicious gourmet sandwich while you browse around and do some shopping in the store. Flint: CLUB MI (810-234-9481), our friends and former owners of Club MI, Jimmie Ray & Dennis are come into town and will have Metra Picnic tickets they are also on sale at the bar! Grand Rapids: 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 click www.rumorsnightclub.net. Lansing: SPIRAL (517-371-3221), presents their “SUMMER PROM” the 3rd Annual Spiral Summer Formal, on Saturday, July 14th with the Kings and Queens of Prom Contest where you get your group picture in our Photo Lounge. Formal wear encouraged but not requires. Top 40 & dance music and videos with DJ John Cruz, 21+ free before 11pm and $1 OFF everything til 11pm.

Pontiac: LIBERTY BAR (248-758-0771), has the Michigan Panthers Football Nite on Friday, July 13th, what better way to spend some time then with some manly football guys, yummy! On Friday, July 20 th the LIB will host M.I.G.R.A. with some country line dancing and shot and drink specials. Then on Friday, July 27th they’ll have a SUMMER DRAG SHOW with hostess Lola Dick! And don’t forget every Sunday is S.T.U.D. Sunday with DJ Doug Roberts and the sexy Liberty dancers! Remember when you eat at Liberty Bar Restaurant take your same day receipt to Q Nightclub for $2 OFF your cover, what a great deal! continued on pg 25 22 Metra Magazine, Issue # 795


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Q NIGHTCLUB (248-270-7168), is located at 155 N. Saginaw St, and is just a couple blocks north of the New Liberty Bar Restaurant. Want to invite you to their GRAND OPENING on Thursday, July 12th with a MALE Revue with DJ Chuck doors open at 8pm and no cover before 10pm after that it’s a $5 cover charge. Then its “FORBIDDEN FRIDAYS” with DJ KEYLE on Friday, July 13th the doors open a 9pm FREE before 10pm and $8 after ten o’clock. Also you can save $2 OFF cover at Q Nightclub with your same day Liberty Bar receipt. Royal Oak: FIVE15 (248-515-2551), is Royal Oak’s only ALL GAY Coffeehouse; no matter your taste they’ve got your flavor! Also with a gigantic Lube & Aroma assortment, a massive previously viewed DVD clearance, and a humongous collection of Designer underwear. They also have EXPANDED hours and are open late check their ad in this issue. It’s also the Home Of: “Drag Queen BINGO” every Friday & Saturday call for reservations. They also have Metra Picnic tickets on sale! Warren: MALEBOX II (586-806-2390), where you’re only a stranger once, come and catch the Malebox II fever. Join them for their Anniversary Weekend Bash! On Friday, July 13th it’s a special edition of “Daddyz Night out with The Boyz” and DJ Jess, you really don’t have to be a Daddy to join in all the fun. On Saturday, July 14th it’s another special edition of that hilariously funny “MB2 Revue Comedy Show” with Iona Traler, Jacqueline Frost, Raven Queen and special guest Penny Puddles! Sunday, July 15th come and join us after the Metra Picnic for the Beach Bum After-party, swimsuit contest & Karaoke at 9pm. Happy Hour everyday 2pm-8pm, come in…get happy! They’re open daily from 2pm-2am and gay owned and operated! WINDSOR, CANADA LEGENDS of 2012 (519-968-3260), Roger and a larger group of partiers from Legends are coming to the 33rd Annual Metra Picnic, on Sunday, July 15th! That’s it for this issue! Our next deadline is Wednesday, July 25th for our Wednesday, August 1sth issue and you can reach me at AuntieM4doro@aol.com!

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