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Green, green, green, drink, drink, drink, party, party, party, luck, luck, luck! What’s so lucky about St. Patty’s day? You party so hard and drink so much you turn green (my favorite color) lets see what’s going on in the Windy City, hold on to your shamrocks it’s going to be a wild ride. (Side bar: please drink responsibly, by that I mean a lot, but please have a designated driver and that way we’ll all be lucky) …ILLINOIS Chicago: BERLIN (773-348-4975), Thursday March 7th Stardust presents Peech Fuzz…in “Fiagranti” with resident Kid Color, plus a very special guest. Thursday March 14th “ACID Dreams” with BMG (ectomorph, interdimensional, transmissions)/Detroit. Jack Master Hater/ Chicago. Jordon Zawideh / Chicago. Thursday March 21st: “The Chicago Outfits Derby Prom” with Purple Crush (live) DJ Sampsom. The above events require RSVP and no cover. 2nd STORY (312-923-9536), the only gay bar right down town, it’s small, it’s cozy, and its fun! I love love love this place it’s welcoming and unpretentious, the drinks are cheap, and staff is heavy handed and sassy. Check it out you’ll have a blast!!! SPIN NIGHTCLUB (773-327-7711), Saturday March 9th Don’t miss “RuPaul’s Drag Race Season # 5" staring Ivy Winters, along with Chicago’s own season # 1 O.G. Jade, as they take over the stage. Get your green on! Saturday March 16th. Get lucky at Spins “St. Patrick’s Day Dance Party”. Join them as they celebrate all things green this St. Patty’s Day weekend. DJ Riley York and VJ Chester will spin for you until 3am. Enjoy Jameson Specials, including their awesome Jameson ice cream cones, all 14 Metra Magazine, Issue # 809

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weekend plus Miller Lite Green beer. $5 cover after 10pm on Saturday and no cover on Sunday TOUCHE (773-465-7400), Germ, spins punk rock! Friday March 8th 10pm -4am benefit raffle for K9- 4- keeps. St. Patty’s Day weekend celebrations: Drawings all weekend for Touché St. Patrick’s drinking team t-shirts. Friday March15th “Guest Club Night” with Chicago leather club. Saturday March 16th “Gear Fetish Night” with Chicago Rubbermen. Sunday March 17th St. Patrick’s Day “Beer Bust” Get some green”in” you 50 ¢ green drafts Bud & Bud Light, free buffet 4pm “Luck of the Irish” raffles for lottery tickets, for a chance to win $1,000 Club room opens at 6pm. Movie Night 7pm (and it ain’t Lassie comes home) Saturday March 23rd “Bear All” four sensuous men singing steamy sweaty songs. Showtime 10pm, $10.00 donation for the performers. Hosted by Bryan Dowling. Staring Scott Free, Stephen Leonard, Jonathan Lykes and Dan Atwell, they can sing me to sleep any time! …MICHIGAN Ann Arbor: NECTO (734-994-5436), “Pride Fridays” The biggest weekly gay night in Michigan DJ Jace spins house & high energy in the Main room while DVJ Mark plays retro, pop, top 40’s & UK music videos in the Red room. No cover before 10pm, guys with college ID get in free until 11pm. Happy hour from 9-11pm ½ off all drinks, shots and beers, $2 long islands till 11pm, you can’t afford not to go with those prices. Detroit: BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), Lions, Tigers and Bears OH MY! Wild Wednesdays “Unleash Your Animal” Free lube, you’ll need it if your animal is a rhino. Friday March 9th, “Black Out Party”. Saturday March 17th, “Leather Night” $5 lockers for guys in leather or harness. Saturday March 24th “College Night” $5 lockers for guys 18-25. “Free tanning” Sunday-Thursday with the purchase of a locker. The best part, if all that isn’t enough their open 24-7 YEAH!

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CLUB GOLD COAST / SIN (313-366-6135), The only place to be this” St. Patty’s Day Weekend” March 16th&17th parties on Saturday and Sunday. $5 Irish car bombs, $3 Guinness bottles, $3 Rolling Rock bottles and lots of extra hot dancers. Fridays are “Sinfully Fun” with your hostess Crystal Harding and DJ John Cruz. “Sinsational Saturdays” with DJ Doug Roberts ESCAPE BOOKSTORE (313-336-6558), Adult book store DVD’s, video rentals and sales, adult magazines, adult novelties. There hours are Monday- Saturday 10am-midnight, Sunday’s noon-midnight. Check it out” it is a great escape” if ya know what I mean FIFTH WHEEL (313-846-8613), Adult book store. Videos, DVD’s magazines, peep shows! There is always a great sale going on. GIGI’S (313-584-6525), Monday is“College Night! Free cover all night with college ID, Nickki, Chico and the boy’s. “Fu%k you Fridays” $2 cover before 11pm with Chico, DeAngela, Sabin and all the boy’s! Saturdays Michigan’s most awarded and longest running female impersonation review, with the fabulous, one and only, my favorite diva Nickki as the show director. Sunday evenings “Karaoke” with your hostess Karen and your bartender the dreamy Randy. HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913), Saturday March 9th “Underwear Fashion Show”. Starring the men of Panthers, hosted by Sabin. Saturday March 23rd M.I.C. “West Side Pub Crawl” It’s also Mike Odom & Rod Radant’s Birthdays (I can help blow out your “Candles”). OK ya’ll this is my kind of parrrr taaaay Saturday March 16th “Show Us Your Shamrocks Contest” the fuzzier the better! Hosted by: Bootblack Pup Itus. With hairy ball shots, jock strap shamrock twister…that’s what I’m talkin about. LIQUID (313-826-1192), Liquid has something every day of the week. Watch Facebook for all the special days, both on their Face book page and on Metra’s page. Friday March 8th “Lube Wrestling” Hosted by Crystal Harding and music by Keyle. So slip on in for some greasy fun. Metra Magazine, Issue # 809 17

METRO DETROIT SOFTBALL LEAGUE ( with I mean play ball! MDSL is looking for players for the 2013 season. 2 games each Sunday, May 5th-August 25th. They have seasoned veterans and beginners who have never played the game; there is a level for you! But what about cheerleaders?? R&R SALOON (313-849-2751), “NEW” at the R&R, Sammy’s (formerly of Tiffany’s) “Crazy Daze” is now at the R&R every Sunday with the hottest coyote dancers in town! Billy and Sammy are making Sundays fun again! Douglas: DUNES RESORT (269-857-1401), Saturday March 16th “Men of Manwatch” with DJ Mark Vallese. Saturday March 23rd “Buns And Basket Bash” it’s a MML benefit with DJ Mark Vallese. Ferndale: COMO’S (248-548-5005), Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Comos Sunday March 17th. Como’s is a great Italian-American Restaurant. Everything there is delish. They also have a full bar, you don’t have to be Irish to get your drunk on. They have a private banquet room available for your special events, I went to an event there myself the place is beautiful and spacious and the service is impeccable. CREAM: New on Saturdays at the Shelter (below St. Andrews Hall). Presented by Wink Detroit, Detox Recordings & DJ Jace. See there ad for more info. JUST 4 US (248-547-5878), Everyone goes to a St. Patty’s Day party somewhere so get over to Just For Us and Get all your St. Patrick’s Day paraphernalia Grand Rapids: RUMORS (616-454-8720), Cum out and play!” Wicked Wednesdays”. The sexiest night in Grand Rapid, the men of “Manwatch” will be showing you sin and skin at 11-12:30, great pitcher drink specials. Did you know that Rumors has a second story? Well apparently they do, and it’s now available for private parties. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere for your next gathering, complete with a private bar, available for parties up to 150 of your closest friends. Call for details! THE APARTMENT (616-451-0815), Don’t forget the “Relaunch of the Apartment Lounge” on March 16th cum and see all the new changes Bobby J (the new owner) has made, new paint, carpeting, lighting & a kicking new sound and A/V system. Now that’s a face lift (not that I would know) their will be plenty of hors d’oeuvres and free gifts. Sunday March 17th “St. Patty’s Party” all day long with corn beef and cabbage buffet from 3-7pm only $7.50 with our build your own Bloody Mary and Mimosa’s bar from 2-6pm there will be lots of give aways and green drink specials. “Woman’s Wednesdays” with drink specials. Liz and Bobby J behind the bar from 6-9pm and Liz and Jeremy till close- stop in and see history being made with the Apartment Lounge’s 1st female bartender!! Hamtramck: BACKSTREET (248-629- 0602), Saturday March 9th international & Detroit legend “DJ La Femme”. Detroit’s biggest gay dance bar returns every Saturday! Saturday March 16th “St. Patrick’s Day Blow Out” Lansing: SPIRAL (517-371-3221), Spiral gets an A+ in my book, nooo not because it’s in a college town where there are 1,000’s of gay men and women running around town every where you look, well ya, maybe that is why. .MSU’s “DELTA LAMBDA PHI” ( GO GREEN! ( No pun intended) presents” St. Patty’s 2013", Saturday March 16th, call (517-512-8515) to reserve your free party bus! 18 Metra Magazine, Issue # 809

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Pontiac: LIBERTY BAR (248-758-0771), Friday March 8th “70’s Party” @ 9pm. wear your favorite 70’s apparel can you say laugh in? Saturday March 9th “Drag King Show” @ 9pm Should I perform or shant I? mummm. March 15th-16th-17th you can find me at the “Mr. Liberty Leather Contest” Friday meet and greet, Saturday Leather competition, Sunday brunch at noon. March 29th “Black Out Party” @ 9pm. March 17th St. Patties day party just so happens to fall on there “Stud Sundays” hum.. studs, alcohol, partying, maybe studs consuming alcohol, and eventually only wearing a shamrock! What more is there to life? Wednesdays are free pizza night 6-pm. LAFAYETTE GRANDE (586-530-6762), “Spotlight On A Cure” a talent showcase to benefit Huntington’s disease, Saturday March 9th at 7pm. It’s a great cause, so come on peeps let’s reach out and let them know what our community is made of!! See the ad on page 8 for details Sterling Heights: SALON ONE (586-274-4260), Pink, Purple, Blue, Fire red! Every color under the rainbow is in this year, and some of us have them all. Why not Green for St. Patty’s day? Permanent or wash out visit Salon One for your holiday hair care. Traverse City: SIDETRAXX (231-935-1666), Never a dull moment at Sidetraxx dance video bar. Tuesdays: “Glee” at 8pm. Wednesdays: “American Idol” at 8pm. Thursdays “X Factor” at 8pm. “Happy hour” every day from 5pm-9pm $1.00 off all beer/wine/well liquor. And domestic beer is only $2. Warren: MALEBOX II (586-806-2390), all new at the Malebox on Tuesdays “Queens Gone Wild”! With DJ Jimmy $2 well and domestic. Every Friday it’s “Friday night out with the Boyz” boyz and more boyz, their everywhere, hosted by Maria Vonteese and DJ Mike. Saturdays (my favorite place to be) “Malebox Revue Comedy Drag Show” hosted by the one and only, Iona Traler, Jacqueline Frost and special guest, music by DJ Jimmy, Sunday March 17th the luckiest place in town “ St. Patty’s Day Party”!! SAVE THE DATES……….. Ferndale Pride: Saturday June 1st 2013. The Annual GLBT & Allies Pride Festival and celebration continues. Meeting dates, plans, sponsorship info, volunteer info to follow. Motor City Pride: June 8th & 9th. To down load an application and more information at That’s it for this issue! Our next deadline is Wednesday, March 13th for our Wednesday, March 20th. Issue and you can reach me at! Email me your upcoming events today!

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