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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! firstname.lastname@example.org By: AuntieM4Dor AuntieM4Doro@aol.com
Winter has set in and it’s the Holiday season, with Christmas and New Year’s Eve fast approaching, many clubs and nightspots are all geared up for their Holiday parties. So, without further ado let’s see what’s happening in and around Metra’s own Winter Wonderland! Starting with Michigan this time! …MICHIGAN Ann Arbor: NECTO (734-994-5436), has the biggest weekly Gay night in Michigan with their “PrideFriday”, DJ Jace spins high energy dance 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 with ½ off ALL drinks, shots and bottled beers, $2 Long Islands till 11pm. Doors open at 9pm and 18+ are welcome, no cover before 10pm. Guys with College ID get in FREE until 11pm, cover is $5 for 21+ and $8 for 18-20 year olds! Check out Necto on PrideFriday! Detroit: BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), will have their “BLACK OUT PARTY” on Friday, December 14th. Then it’s their “LEATHER NIGHT” on Saturday, December 22nd with $5 lockers for members dressed in chaps or a Harness. “COLLEGE NIGHT” is Saturday, December 29thwith $5 lockers for members 18-25! Also on WILD Wednesdays you’ll get FREE LUBE with the purchase of locker or room. And FREE tanning Sunday-Thursday with the purchase of a room or locker! They’re OPEN 24/7 and you must have proper ID to enter! CLUB GOLD COAST (313-366-6135), has that 3-WAY at three different clubs, Club Gold Coast, SIN IN DETROIT, and LIQUID, with ONE cover and ALL GAY everyday! Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, you can ride the express party shuttle, park and pay only one cover then party in all 3 clubs! continued on pg 18
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Also Club Gold Coast has Exotic Male Dancers Every Night starting at 9pm! ESCAPE BOOKSTORE (313-336-6558), has NEW items for the Holidays stop in and browse about and enjoy their friendly staff. They will be open Christmas Eve from 10am until 5pm a great place to get those last minute stocking stuffers; they’ll be closed on Christmas Day! Then it’s back to their regular hours on Wednesday, December 26th! GIGI’S (313-584-6525), on Sunday, December 16th its Gigi’s 39th Annual Tony GarneauRuth Ellis Center “TOY’S FOR TOT’S” Holiday Campaign! Staring Nickki Stevens, along with Gigi’s title-holders and entertainment from The Metro Detroit area & beyond! There will be raffles, prizes, surprises, and FUN! From 4:00 - 8:00 Karaoke with your hostess Karen and from 8:00 – 2:00 its SHOWTIME Nickki Stevens, Deja Van Cartier with ALL the Boys & Girls! Open Mon.-Fri 8:00 pm – 2:00am and Sat & Sun 2:00 pm -2:00am! Also every Monday is “College Nights” and Fridays are F.U. Fridays which are always packed! HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913), on Saturday, Dec 8th “BAD SANTA”! Impish Events presents a Christmas raffle every 30 minutes, get a picture on Bad Santa’s lap! Also drunkin’ Gummy Bears! Benefiting Beautiful and Stepping Stone Therapies! Then there will be a “Christmas Show tunes Sundays” from 2pm -9pm with Jason! On Saturday, December 15th starting at 7pm it’s “The 12 Kinks of Christmas” with 4 Clubs, 12 Kinks, and One Kinky Night! Adam’s Apple, Hayloft Saloon, KINKdom, and R&R Saloon, catch the Kinky Kruiser Bus for $10, plus a NEW toy for “Toys for Tots” let’s you ride all night plus includes access to all locations with cover charge till 2am! Also on Saturday, December 22nd MiBEARS presents “The Hayloft’s Berry, Beary Hairy Chest Contest” with prizes and more! Hair Ball Shots, Bear Snack buffet, and Bear-Chest MEN! LIQUID (313-826-1192), will have “LUBE WRESTLING” first Friday of every month starting Friday, December 7th then LIQUID presents “Habibi Nights” the second Friday of every month starting on Friday, December 14th NO COVER FOR OPENING NIGHT! Performance by Lana D’Amore and hosted by Kleed, music provided by Keyle, with food and hookah, also with Arabic music from 9pm-2am. FREE and Secure Parking! Detroit’s Newest Club is making a BIG Splash! Bring this page into your bartender on Thursday and get a well drink for $1 or $1 OFF Top Shelf! Tuesdays: “TWISTED 2’s DAYS” with $2 wells and ALL Beers with DeAngela “Show” Shannon, DJ Dino (from Gigi’s) HOTT Magazine Underwear Contest with cash prizes. Then on Thursdays “COLEGE NIGHT” $2 wells and ALL beers NO COVER with College ID ALL night! DJ Chris Cross, and hosted by Destiny Hunter, weekly contest with cash prizes! Saturdays LIQUID Dance Party with DJ Chico The Largest Dance Part in Detroit! Then it’s 3 Clubs, One cover ALL Gay Everyday LIQUID, SIN IN DETROIT, & CLUB GOLD COAST, pay one cover and get into each club, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday RIDE The Express Party Shuttle! Park & Pay only 1 cover then party in all 3 clubs! Thursdays are “College Night” at ALL three clubs! Bring this page to Liquid Detroit on Thursdays and get a well drink for $1 or $1 OFF top Shelf! Coming on Monday, December 31, 2012 it’s the 2013 NEW YEARS EVE PARTY featuring DJ Chris, Destiny Hunter, and Teddy from 8pm until 4am and tickets are ONLY $7 see any bar staff for discount tickets, FREE BUFFET at Midnight plus complimentary NEW YEARS Bells, Hats, Whistles, and Champagne Toast! SIN IN DETROIT (313-366-61350, on Thursday, December 20th it’s “THE END OF THE WORLD PARTY” the Mayan calendar Ends on 12/21/12, if this is really the end of the world…spend your last night in SIN! Also on Monday, December 31st, “New Years Eve 2013” the only place in town with two DJ’s, Live Male dancers, Champagne toast at Midnight, and the Hottest staff in town! ALL FOR ONLY $5! Fridays and Saturday are the best party's in town, you got to get there early, because they fill up fast. Stop in and check out SIN and Club Gold Coast! continued on page 18 16 Metra Magazine, Issue # 804
Douglas: DUNES RESORT (269-857-1401), will have “NEW YEARS CELEBRATION” from December 28 - January 1st stays 2 nights get an additional night for $50! Their schedule of events are Friday 12-28: Karaoke, Saturday 12-29: DJ Mark Vallese, Cabaret Kelly & Rick, Sunday 12-30: Bingo 4-7, DJ Mark Vallese, Men of Manwatch, Monday 12-31: DJ Mark Vallese, Cabaret Niah Whitely, and Tuesday 01-01-13 ICE TEA 4-9pm. Plan to spend your NYE holiday at the Midwest’s best Resort for more information and reservation contact www.dunesresort.com or call 269-857-1401! Ferndale: BACKSTREET/BOOGIE FEVER (248-541-1600), on Wednesday, December 5th it’s an “Ugly Sweater Party” get out those ugly sweaters. Wednesday, December 12th its “End of the World Party” following that on Wednesday, December 19th it’s a “Holiday Party”. Coming up on Wednesday, December 26th it’s a “PRE-NYE PARTY” with fun and dancing and party ALL night long! COMO’S (248-548-5005), will be OPEN both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with a Christmas Day Dinner Buffet for only $14.95 per person and that includes: Pork Tenderloin, Turkey, Salad, Sweet Potato, Mashed Potato, Gravy, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Ambrosia, Fruit, Rolls and Dessert! Also Brunch with Santa on Sunday, December 16th from 10am-3pm brunch buffet adults $14.95 per person, Kids less than 4 FREE, children ages 5-10 $6.95 Santa from 11am until 2pm! Come and enjoy a complete traditional Christmas Dinner and bring the whole family! JUST 4 US (248-547-5878), not just a gay bookstore/coffee shop and novelty shop has a great selection on a plethora of Christmas cards, special decorations and gifts items for stocking stuffers or out right gifts. New Calendars available of Bears, Boys, and yummy Booty kind, Check them out them now have Panni sandwiches, chili and soup. Stop in and do some browsing you’ll find something you like! Grand Rapids: The APARTMENT (616-451-0815), stop in and enjoy some Christmas holiday cheer with old friends and make some new ones, their friendly staff are always ready to serve you, with a smile and wink! RUMORS (616-454-8720), coming events on Friday, December 21st its “END OF THE WORLD PARTY”, December 23rd Rumors Annual Christmas Drag Show, December 31st New Years Eve Celebration, then on January Year Pageant”. 20th, “Miss Michigan Drag Queen of the Lansing: SPIRAL (517-371-3221), where 18+ are welcome, presents “SNOW GLOW: THE WINTER GLOW EVENT” on Friday, December 14th Music and Videos by DJ Sammy, 21+ with College ID FREE before 11pm, 18+ with College ID $5 before 11pm. Need a Ride a FREE party bus will pick you up anywhere in East Lansing call 517-512-8515. On Friday, December 21st, don't miss the Belvedere Red Vodka Party for more info www.spiraldancebar.com! 18 Metra Magazine, Issue # 804
Pontiac: LIBERTY BAR (248-758-0771), on Saturday, December 8th it’s a Club Flamingo Reunion Party with door prizes and 50/50 drawings! Come Celebrate Matthew Dicks Birthday at his party on Friday, December 14th! “Country Nights” with M.I.G.R.A. on Friday, December 7th & 21st with country Line dancing lesions 50/50 raffles, door prizes, shot specials, and LIVE VJ! Saturday, December 22nd it’s a Holiday Customer Appreciation Night with Happy Hour drink prices ALL Night! Celebrate NYE with them with FREE Champagne toast at midnight, FREE breakfast on SUNDAY from 12 - 2pm with 2 drink purchases! Warren: MALEBOX II (586-806-2390), where you’re only a stranger once and you get $2 well drinks and $2 domestic beers! ALL New “Tuesday Boyz Night Out” All Male Booty Contest with Cash Prizes! Hosted by Crystal Harding with DJ Jimmy! Fridays are “Daddyz Night Out with the Boyz” (You don’t really have to be a Daddy) with DJ Jess! Saturdays you have the “Malebox Revue Drag Comedy Show” hosted by Iona Traler, Jacqueline Frost and special guests, with music by DJ Jimmy. Come join us on Friday, December 7th for Patrick’s Birthday Celebration! Happy Hour everyday from 2-8pm, come in …get happy! ...ILLINOIS Chicago: BERLIN (773-348-4975), on Sunday, December 9th its “Berlin Anniversary Party” with Absolut Outrageous Tasting at 11pm. DJ list Christee (Kevin Barnes from Montreal) and Berlin’s resident DJ’s! Then on Sunday, December 16th (3rd Sunday of every month), “ROBYN SHOWCASE: The Polar Music Party” from 11pm until 4am featuring music and videos from Robyn and other electronic superstars of Scandinavia, with DJ Greg Haus until 4am! Also DJ Chester Benefit from 9pm -1am great raffles prizes and a silent auction from 10pm 11pm with special performances by guest entertainers. All donations are appreciated, and will go to help DJ Chester as he undergoes cancer treatments. continued on next page 20 Metra Magazine, Issue # 804
2nd STORY (312-923-9536), are always ready for a party, Christmas Eve & Day, New Years Eve and Day, whatever reason or no reason at all they’re always drinkin’ and plenty of parting going on at the Story! SPIN NIGHTCLUB (773-327-7711), on Friday, December 7th “Zander Mander’s Holiday Benefit Show” a night of entertainment, raffles, and fun holiday contest with prizes, all to benefit St. Jude’s! Entertainment from Chicago and St. Louis will be on hand, they’ll have a hosted bar from 9-10 pm and the Holiday show starts at 10pm there is a $5 suggested donation. Saturday, December 8th its Sherry Vine brings her NYC act to Chicago! Get your tickets now at www.spinnightclub.tix.com! On Saturday, December 15th its “DRAGZILLA DRAG CONTEST & SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY”, Hosted by DIDA RITZ, from RuPaul’s Drag Race, with show tine at 11:30pm. There will be a $5 cover after 10pm, so get there early, Spin is strictly a 21 and over club! That’s it for this issue! Our next deadline is Wednesday, December 12th for our New Year’s Eve and Holiday Party issue on Wednesday, December 19th and last issue of 2012! For your convenience you can reach me at AuntieM4doro@aol.com!
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