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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 D.J. LaMotte photographers • Danielle Eve, Jimm Tuffy Moner, Terry Johnson, Greg Tic Tac Karen O’Brien, Mickey James, Jacqueline Frost, Phil Montoroso, Steve Campbell, Francisco Gutierrez midwest / local sales • M. Sappington Shawn Johnston Jimm Tuffy Moner national advertising • Rivendell Media 212.242.6863 distributors • Tuffy, UPS,Dan Q 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, email 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.

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Friends of DOR OTHY DORO

Metra's calendar of EVENTS, that lets you know where all the HOT spots are! o@aol.com By: AuntieM4Dor AuntieM4Doro@aol.com

New Years Eve is celebrated at evening social gatherings, where many people dance, eat, drink alcoholic beverages and watch or light fireworks to mark the New Year. The celebrations generally go on past midnight into January 1st (oh crap! Nobody told me you had to stop on the 1st) The Romans dedicated New Year’s Day to Janus, the god of gates, doors and beginnings for whom the first day of the year (January) is also named. After Julius Caesar reformed the calendar in 42 BC and was subsequently murdered for it, The Rome Senate voted to deity (it means to make him a god) him on the 1st January 46 BC in honor of his life and the institution of the new rationalized calendar. Bla Bla Bla enough of the history lesson! OK folks I’m letting you know right now that whenever you see NYE or NYD that will mean New Years Eve or New Years Day. I can’t sit in front of this computer all day, I’m so popular, and I’ve been invited to so many parties! I have to figure out which ones I’m going to grace with my presents! Let’s check out who’s doing what for Christmas and New Years in Metraland! Side bar: my resolution is to try and stop being so damn adorable! WHAT? I am too! …ILLINOIS Chicago: BERLIN (773-348-4975), Friday, December 20th “Sailors And Saviors” a Glam Cam theme party! They have an oversized live photo booth to pose for your own Sailors and Saviors theme portrait. Go in costume if you dare! Sunday, December 21st. it’s “The 12 Queens Of Christmas” their drag matinee holiday party with 12 of Chicago’s top drag queens, hosted by Trannika! continue on pg 20 18 Metra Magazine, Issue # 828


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Wednesday, December 25th “X-mas Day Dance Party.” And its Pete’s birthday! No cover charge, drink specials and we get to spank Pete! Tuesday, December 31st “New Moon” Berlins NYE party! Featuring Berlin family members: DJ’s Greg Haus, Larissa and Pete Augusta! Champagne specials all night long! 2nd STORY (312-923-9536), This bar will smash any preconceived notions about nightlife in the loop. It’s almost like walking into an alternate universe! It’s cozy for sure, but everyone is super friendly! Prices are dirt cheap and strong! There isn’t a pretentious person in the place! SPIN NIGHTCLUB (773-327-7711), Mondays, “Dragzilla” it’s an amateur drag contest! $100 for first prize! Fridays, “Shower Contest” at midnight! First prize is $100 and a $50 bar tab for second prize! Friday, December 20th Dada’s “Jewel Box” Celebrate Dida Ritz’s birthday with a special drag review and the Friday “Shower Contest” Tuesday, December 31st “Dragapalooza” featuring SPIN’S resident diva’s! $1,000 balloon drop at midnight! TOUCHE (773-465-7400), Sundays, “Beer Bust” and football! $1 Bud light drafts and sodas! Tuesday, December 24th “Christmas Eve Party” with Santa! Friday, December 27th “End Of The World Punk Rock Night” party like there’s no tomorrow! Tuesday, December 31st “Black And Blue NYE” …MICHIGAN Ann Arbor: NECTO (734-994-5436), Friday, December 20th, have you been “Naughty Or Nice?” (that could be one in the same) go get your picture taken with Santa! Detroit: BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), Tuesday December 31st”New Year’s Extravaganza” with thousands of dollars in cash and prize giveaways!! Saturday, December 28th “College Night” continued on page 22

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with $5 lockers for members 18-25! Friday, December 13th “Black Out Party”! Saturday, December 21st “Leather Night” $5 lockers for members in chaps or harness. CLUB GOLD COAST / SIN in Detroit (313-366-6135), Friday, December 20th “Home Is Where The Heart Is” a benefit for the Ruth Ellis Center! Friday, December 27th “Birthday Extravaganza” for everybody’s darling, Crystal Harding! NYE, featuring Crystal Harding, Dominique Bulgari and Mitcy Lovington! Two live DJ’s and open until 4am! $10 cover with a champagne toast and breakfast buffet! GIGI’S (313-584-6525), Every Monday in December “Holiday Giveaways.” NYE, in the lower level, Nickki Stevens and the current title holders. Show times are at 10:30pm and 1:00AM. In the upper level, DJ’s Chico and Nikola. Dancing from 8pm till 4am! Doors open at 8pm, $5 cover and two midnight buffets! HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913), Sundays in December it’s “Christmas Showtune Sundays” 2-pm-9pm with The hottie Jason! Saturday, December 21st “ Naughty Or Nice Party” Get friendly under the mobile mistletoe! Holiday drink specials! Christmas Eve open from 2pm till midnight. Christmas Day open from 5pm till 2am. NYE open till 4am. No cover, bear bite buffet, complimentary champagne toast and party favors! MENJO’S (313-863-3934), NYE ring in the year on their legendary dance floor with DJ Doug Roberts! $5 cover for a catered dinner and party favors! R&R SALOON (313-849-2751), As most of you know our beloved R&R has been closed for a few days. But fear not my friends they will be back! On NYE we hear they are going to have one hell of a kick ass bash! Ferndale: COMO’S (248-548-5005), Spend the holidays with Como’s, open daily from 11am till 2am. Stop by before or after shopping! They will be open Christmas Eve from11am-2am and Christmas Day from 2pm -? Spend NYE at Como’s, eat, drink and be merry until 4am! Book your holiday and 2014 private parties in their Starlite Room! continued on page 24 22 Metra Magazine, Issue # 828


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Grand Rapids: RUMORS (616-454-8720), Mondays are “Mega Mug & Kickass Karaoke” 32oz mugs from open to close! Wednesdays are “Wicked Wednesdays” the sexiest night in Grand Rapids. With the men of Manwatch showing you sin and skin at 11pm and 12:30! Fridays are “Friday Night Fantasy” with 2 men and one woman (I’m in)! THE APARTMENT (616-451-0815), The Apartment has three great reasons to celebrate! 1. Christmas! open until midnight. Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day 5pm till 2am! 2. NYE ring in 2014 with the Apartment! 3. Friday, January 3rd “One Year Anniversary Celebration” Don’t forget that the Apartment has drink specials every day!

Lansing: SPIRAL (517-371-3221), NYE “Hunger Games Capital City Ball” $250.00 high fashion capitol costume contest! Shows, food and a champagne toast at midnight! 18+ welcome, DJ John Cruz and dancers! “Twisted Thursdays” male review show! Fridays are “College Night” “Unzipped Saturdays” the biggest dance party in Lansing! “Show Biz Sundays” the craziest drag night around!

Pontiac: LIBERTY BAR (248-758-0771), Tuesdays “Euchre” at 7:30. Every Thursday and the 1st Saturday of the month it’s “Karaoke” with Karen! Sundays, it’s “Stud Sundays” Every 1st and 3rd Friday MIGRA comes to town. Drink specials, Line Dancing lessons and door prizes! Saturday, December 21st “Ugly Sweater Party” prize for the ugliest sweater! Drink specials all night long! NYE style! Doors open at 8pm with no cover! Want dinner (you do) $25 per person for a prime rib and shrimp dinner!

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Traverse City: SIDETRAXX (231-935-1666), Friday, December 20th “Naughty And Nice Party” entertainment by the Bayside Bomb Shells. Their having a bachelor\bachelorette auction! They’re going to auction off all the naughty little boys and girls to benefit the GTWRC! Open on Christmas Eve from 5pm-midnight! Christmas Day, after having to put up with relatives that you only see once a year, head over to Sidetraxx and enjoy drinks with family you like to hang with! Music and hors d oeuvres! NYE doors open at 8pm till 4am! Hors d oeuvres, music, champagne toast at midnight with DJ Mike King! NYD “Recovery Party” you bring the aspirin they have the snacks and “Hair of the Dog” drink specials! Friday, January 10th “Zodiac Review” for Capricorns! Check out their Face book page for more info! Scottie I didn’t know you did drag, honey don’t quit your day job! Warren: MALEBOX II (586-806-2390), Tuesdays the original “Malebox All Male Booty Contest” cash prizes and enter to win a free bar tab! “Crazy Ass Fridays” with Jay and Jodi serving up Blue Light specials! Saturdays, “Malebox Rev ue Drag Comedy Show” with Iona Traler. “Karaoke” every Thursday and Sunday! Monday, December 23rd Jacqueline Frost hosts: “Christmas Blowout Party” A little birdie told me that this is going to be one hell of a party, quite possibly the best party that Bill has ever thrown. No cover, buffet (you know Bill knows how to feed peeps.) For you outdoors type, you know who you are (smokers) you can keep warm under their new patio heaters! It’s like Christmas in July out there! NYE, Champagne toast and hor d oeuvres at midnight! Performances by Jadein Black, Iona Traler and Jacqueline Frost. If my sis (Iona) is there you’re sure to have a good time! That’s it for this issue! Loves I know you think that I’m invincible but, even I need a vacation so our next deadline is Wednesday, January 15th for our Wednesday, January 22 issue. Happy holidays to you and yours. Please be safe, and you can reach me at AuntieM4doro@aol.com! Metra Magazine, Issue # 828 25


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