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

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Friends of DOROTHY By: AuntieM4Dor

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!

Summer is in full swing, and soon it’s time for all those “Labor Day” weekend parties will start, everywhere in Metraland! Starting things off with Chicago, Illinois this time…let’s see where all the hot spots will be! ...ILLINOIS Chicago: BERLIN (773-348-4975), on Friday, August 24th its “COSMIX” with DJ Greg Haus spins his electronica/indie-alternative music and video until 4am with special prices on some drinks you can check with your bartender! Saturday, August 25th “TWISTED DANCE PARTY” DJ Chester until spinning until 5am and Sunday, August 26th (Last Sunday of the month) it’s “BLOCK ROCKIN’ 90’S NIGHT” with Dj Greg Haus & DJ Chester! Then on Friday, August 31st COSMIX presents: “JEFFERY JERUSALEM” (LIVE) with DJ Greg Haus! Coming up on Sunday, September 2nd it will be a “LABOR DAY MODONNARAMMA” with DJ Riley York! 2nd STORY (312-923-9536), is the best little drinking spot in downtown Chicago, with cheap, strong drinks and the friendliest bartenders and great conversations. SPIN (773-327-7711), presents “A Sharon Needles Double Creature Feature” on Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th on Saturday it’s “A Nightmare on Halsted Street” as America’s Drag Superstar returns to SPIN for two performances at 11:30 and 12:30AM. Dress in your most scary and creative costume contest on stage judged by Sharon! On Sunday, August 26th it’s “INVASION OF THE NEEDLES SNATCHERS” with special guest DIDA RITZ. Tickets for these performances are sold separately on a per-show base at! TOUCHE (773-465-7400), on Friday, August 24th will have “COWBOY EYE for the LEATHER GUY: A Make Over Contest” a leather STUD gets a continued on pg 18 14 Metra Magazine, Issue # 797

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Cowboy Makeover from Alcala’s Western Wear! The contests are at 11pm and meet the NEW Cowboy at Midnight! Applications for this event and more information on all other events and daily schedule are available at www.touché! …MICHIGAN On September 21st thru September 23rd 2012 it’s “MR. MICHIGAN LEATHER WEEKEND XVII” at the Dunes Resort. Buy your weekend pass online before September 1st and save, also book your rooms early because this is usually a SOLD OUT weekend! Come and join International Mr. Leather 2012 Woody Woodruff, at his MML Step Down. The weekend will be a fun packed event with Mr. Michigan Leather Contest, Vendor Mart, Cocktail Parties, After Hours Parties, Fetish Workshops, Pool Cookout, and Country Western Tea dance. Metra Magazine is a sponsor of this event! Ann Arbor: NECTO (734-994-5436), with their one and only gay night “PrideFriday” with DJ Jace spins HIGH ENERGY dance music in the Main Room and DVJ Mark plays Retro Pop/UK music videos and TOP 40 in the RED Room. Happy Hour from 9pm to 11pm ½ off ALL drinks, shots & bottled beers 7 $2 Long Islands till 11pm! On Friday, August 31st it’s the “WHITE PARTY” with Pridefriday CD Giveaway! Doors open at 9pm, 18+ are welcome, No cover before 10pm, Guys with College ID get in FREE until 11pm. Cover is $5 for 21+ and $8 for those 18-20. For VIP, Booth & Bottle Service Contact: info@ or 734-9945835. It’s the Biggest Weekly GAY Night in Michigan. And if you bring in their ad you’ll receive FREE ADMISSION good through August 24th until midnight, which leaves Metra Magazine at a disadvantage since we don’t publish our hardcopy until Wednesday, August 22nd , but you can download it on Metra’s Facebook page, or on our website at I think that will work too! Detroit: BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), is open 24/7 with “Wild Wednesdays” FREE LUBE with the purchase of a locker or room. FREE Tanning Sunday-Thursday also with a purchase of a room or locker. Then they have their special events starting with “COLLEGE NIGHT” on Saturday, August 25th with $5 lockers for members 18-25. On Friday, September 14th its “BLACK-OUT PARTY” and you know they’re always fun! “LEATHER NIGHT” is on Saturday, September 22nd with $5 lockers for members in Chaps or Harness! Stop in and have some fun! CLUB GOLD COAST (313-366-6135), will have a Big Labor Day Patio Party on Sunday, September 2nd starting at 2pm with FREE Hot Dogs and Hamburgers from the grill; it’s the only time you can get FREE MEAT at Club Gold Coast! Then its “UNZIPPED SUNDAY NIGHTS” where you never know who you’ll see unzipped! Are you sexy and you know it? Do you have what it takes to be a Club Gold Coast dancer? TRY-OUT Auditions are every Sunday at Club Gold Coast see one of the managers for details! GIGI’S (313-584-6525), begin your week at “COLLEGE NIGHT” on Monday’s FREE cover ALL night with College ID, Chico, Nickki and The BOY’S! They have Male dancers 7 nights a week! Watch for an ALL New Saturdays coming soon! HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913), has been serving manly men since 1980 and still going strong! On Saturday, August 25th with Black & White Men Together presents a “Wet Bubble Butt Contest” hosted by Puta also with a HOT Summer BBQ! Saturday, September 1st “LABOR DAY: BLUE COLLAR PARTY” dress as your favorite Blue Collar Worker for drink discounts all night! On Saturday, September 8th it’s a “TRIPLEHEADER” with 3 bars, Adam’s Apple, Hayloft Saloon, and the R&R Saloon, 1 Night, and an awesome good time, with a beautiful Shuttle bus between each hosted by Charity Donation with a $5 18 Metra Magazine, Issue # 797

donation Let’s you ride ALL month! September 14, 15, & 16 it’s coming! It’s a real MEAT MARKET, “LEATHER EXPO IV” come and checkout your favorite cuts of beef! SIN IN DETROIT (313-366-6135), where they have “Martini Mondays” with Jazz music by DJ Al Ester and Live Jazz the first Monday of every month. Come and enjoy a sophisticated atmosphere, drink specials and eclectic jazz music with friends. Tuesdays its “COYOTE UGLY KARAOKE” hosted by Brad! Wednesdays you have “Sexy Bartender Night” with the sexiest bartender in the world, Johnathan Johnson serving up drink specials all night long! Then you have “COLLEGE THURSDAY” with the hottest bartenders in Detroit and music by DJ John Cruz, no cover with valid College ID and 18+ are welcome. FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS: its 2 Bars, 2 DJ’s and 2 SIN-FUL Party nights for your enjoyment. Come and get sinfully satisfied both nights!

The LELAND (313-962-2300), where it’s downtown living with an edge! They have Studio Apartment also 1& 2 Bedroom units from $425 to $990 per month, mention Metra Magazine when you apply. Gated Parking, On Site Diner, Studio 54, and the City Club which is open Friday & Saturday from 10pm - 4am! A Belated Happy Birthday (last week) to resident DJ’s Pleasure Kitten and Zachariah Messiah. Douglas: DUNES RESORT (269-857-1401), is the place to be for “LABOR DAY WEEKEND” August 30th –September 3rd with four of best DJ’s in the area Dj Chris Cox, DJ Drew G., DJ Tracy Young, and DJ Mark Vallese spin all weekend. In the Cabaret they’ll have Dunes Divas, Kelly & Rick the Men of Manwatch and KARAOKE! Also “Dirty Pop Porn at The Pool” don’t miss this great weekend event, make your reservations now because Labor Day weekend is usally a sold out weekend! continued on page 22 Metra Magazine, Issue # 797 19

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Ferndale: COMO’S (248-548-5005), has their original Ladies Night Patio Party the first Wednesday of the month and their next one is on September 5th! Come and join them LABOR DAY weekend it’s going to be a party everyday! They’re open daily at 11am until 2am, MonThurs-Sun 10am - 2am Fri-Sat 11am - 4am open LATE with carry out and delivery available! I really enjoy their pasta dishes, and have almost completed the entire list on their menu! A few more weeks and it will be complete! Stop in and try some! JUST 4 US (248-547-5878), not just a bookstore, they have novelties, assorted cards for all occasions, gay badges, buttons, movies, DVDs and aromas. Also try some of their delicious sandwiches and smoothies on their patio! Grand Rapids: RUMORS (616-454-8720), will have their “FOAM PARTY” on Saturday, August 25th featuring DJ Craig Allen and will also have Foam Parties on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month. Remember …what happens in the foam stay in the foam! Upcoming Foam Parties will be on Saturday, September 8th starting at 8pm and then again on Saturday, September 22nd, at 10pm. They also have the second floor of Rumors Nightclub is available for private parties; enjoy an intimate atmosphere, complete with a private bar. Call 616-454-8720 for more details on rental! Lansing: SPIRAL (517-371-3221), will have a “FETISH BALL” with toys, whips, chains, leather, latex, pig jock, harness, trannies, and Master & Submissive, whatever it is, you bring the fetish…and they bring the party on Saturday, August 25th. Calling all Queens, Spiral is looking for Queens to take part in their 4th Annual DRAG RACE, a 4 Week Contest. Meet and Greet on September 2nd, Round 2 will be on September 9th, Round 3 on September 16 and the Crowning on September 23rd. Winners are chosen based on VOTES! So bring your friends! Pros and beginners are encouraged to try out, and the winner receives $200 cash & tiara.Pre-register by email:! 22 Metra Magazine, Issue # 797

Pontiac: LIBERTY BAR (248-758-0771), was voted BEST happy hour in Detroit with cocktails Monday through Friday 11:30am until 7pm and again on Saturday & Sunday 2pm -6pm. On Saturday, September 8th at 9pm it will be a fundraiser “KARAOKE FOR A CAUSE” with Red Ribbon drink specials, Bidathon Karaoke, 50/50 raffle & prizes. Hosted by Brien Ramales Evangelista and Karen O’Brien voted Best Karaoke host of Detroit. Friday, September 7th and September 21st are “Country Nights with M.I.G. R. A” shot specials, 50/50 raffle, and Line dancing. Fridays are also “ALL YOU CAN EAT” FISH & CHIPS for only $10.99 also checkout their new Dessert Menu! Sundays you have SUNDAY BRUNCH from noon until 4pm with $3 Bloody Marys & Mimosas, then later that night its STUD Sundays. Stop in and checkout all these events! Royal Oak: FIVE15 (248-515-2551), is Royal Oak’s only ALL Gay Coffeehouse, No matter your Taste, They’ve got your flavor with new expanded hours open late! Now thru September 22nd each Grand prize winner at Drag Queen Bingo will win a pair of tickets to “La Cage Aux Follies” at the Fisher Theatre from September 25th thru October 7th additionally each winner will receive a Meet & greet with the Cast! On September 28th & 29th at “Drag Queen BINGO” it’s the return of Sabin! Then on LABOR DAY weekend during “Arts, Beats & Eats”, Trixxie Deluxxe will be giving away two special prize packages! Two lucky winners will receive a “Deluxxe” prize package including a $100 gift certificate to Mario’s Restaurant, a pair of tickets to opening night and a post show Meet & Greet with the cast members of the show! To make reservations for Bingo call 248-615-2551 now because space is limited! Traverse City: SIDETRAXX (231-935-1666), has Happy Hour on the Patio everyday from 5pm -9pm with special drink prices. Sundays its FREE Pool & Darts, $3 Long Islands & Bloody Marys and a BBQ on the Patio! Mondays are Martini Madness plus Happy hour ALL DAY, & ALL NIGHT! Then on Tuesdays its “Terrific Tuesdays” with $3 Long Islands ALL NIGHT! Wednesdays it a Party on the Patio with a BBQ and $1.00 OFF ALL drinks! If your living there, going up or just in the general area stop in and enjoy a few libations with their friendly staff! Warren: MALEBOX II (586-806-2390), where you’re only a stranger once! Tuesday its “BOYZ NIGHT OUT” with special guest host and DJ Jimmy, $2 drinks ALL night! Also with an ALL MALE Booty Contest with CASH prizes! Friday are “DADDYZ NIGHT OUT with the BOYZ” (You don’t really need to be a Daddy), with DJ Jess! Then come join them for KARAOKE @ 9PM every Thursday & Sunday! Everyday is HAPPY HOUR from 2pm 8pm with bartenders Jay Mondays-Wednesdays and bartender Patrick Thursday – Saturday, come in and get happy! Plenty of FREE Parking 18+ welcome with proper ID! Open daily from 2pm to 2am and is gay owned and operated! Located at 9 Mile and Hoover Roads, just one block north of 9 Mile! Catch the Fever! That’s it for this issue! Our next deadline is Wednesday, August 29th for our Wednesday, September 5th issue and you can reach me at! Metra Magazine, Issue # 797 23

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