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Friends of DOR OTHY DORO

Metra's calendar of EVENTS, that lets you know where all the HOT spots are!

Hola friends, have fun celebrating Cinco de Mayo, even if you’re not Mexican and most likely don’t know why it’s a holiday (that’s why you have me) No its not Mexican Independence day! Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5th. Its celebrated in the US and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Dia de la Satalla de Puebla (English: the day of the battle of Puebla) Today in America the date is observed as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victor over French forces at the battle of Puebla on May 5th 1862. Having said that, enjoy your Cinco de Drunko parties!

Easter is on Sunday, April 20th this year and if I need to fill you in on that, then you need to pick up a book once in a while! Easter for most of us is bonnets, baskets, buns (hot cross buns pigs!) and Easter egg hunts! My father loved to hide eggs (real ones not the plastic crap they have today) for us kids and his grandkids. He would mark dollar amounts on them and when it was all over you traded in your eggs for cash! Wow what a good idea for a bar to do this year! Let’s check out who’s stuffing whose basket in Metra land! …MICHIGAN Ann Arbor: NECTO (734-994-5436), Pride Fridays, about the night; established in 1984 Necto’s Pride Night features DJ Jace in the Main Room spinning High Energy Dance and DVJ Mark in the Red Room playing Retro Pop, UK Dance and Top 40 music videos. Pride night is well known for its special events and guest artists. There is no cover before 10pm and guests with college ID get in FREE before 11pm. Friday, May 9th “Dragster” featuring Gia Gunn with Chanel Hunter and Jadien Black! Also its Gia’s birthday! Detroit: ADAM’S APPLE (313-240-8482), Monday, May 5th “Cinco de Mayo Party” with karaoke music videos with your host KJ Karen and bartender Jack! Mondays, “Happy Hour” all day with Jack! Tuesdays, “Comedy Night” with Jack! Wednesdays, “Euchre Tournament” with Mason! Fridays, “Karaoke” with KJ Karen and Chill! 18 Metra Magazine, Issue # 835


BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), Saturday, April 19th “Leather Night” $5 lockers for members in chaps or harness! Saturday, April 26th “College Night” with $5 lockers for members 18-25! Friday, May 9th “Black Out Party” “Wild Wednesdays” FREE lube with the purchase of a locker or room! Sunday-Thursday “FREE Tanning” with the purchase of a locker or room! CLUB GOLD COAST / SIN in Detroit (313-366-6135), Friday, April 18th (Good Friday) “The White Party” wear white to get in FREE! Crystal Harding will be the hostess/Mcee and Penny Puddles is the guest performer! Friday, April 25 (bad Friday) “Leather And Lace Black Party” wear your sexy Black attire to get in FREE before midnight! Party seven days a week! Sundays, “Amateur Night” Mondays, “Customer Appreciation Night” with no cover and drink specials! Tuesdays, “Karaoke” Crystal Harding, Dominique Bvigari and Sabin perform! Wednesdays, “Hump Night” with no cover! Thursdays, Sabin and DJ John Cruz! Fridays, Crystal Harding performs at 11:45 and 12:45 with DJ’S John Cruz and Intrigue! Saturdays, DJ’s Intrigue and Marquis! GIGI’S (313-584-6525), Every Monday and Friday, “Two Queens That Will Make You Scream!” with Nickki Stevens and Sabin! Wednesday, April 23rd and May 7th “T-Girl Night” Talent, Style, Class and beauty! Experience Gigi’s Cabaret Room! Every Saturday, at 10pm, 11pm and 1pm! Sunday, April 20th “Eggs Up Variety Show” with your hosts Sandra Divore and DJ Charlie and KJ Karen HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913), Saturday, April 19th “Easter Basket Contest” go in your best Easter themed/decorated jockstrap! The crowd favorite wins! Saturday, May 3rd “Spring Fling 2014” with spring flavored shot specials and a complimentary BBQ! Wednesdays, “You “Call It Wednesdays” with Donald! All top shelf is only $5! MENJO’S (313-863-3934), Friday, April 18th Sir Walt’s “All Male Review” plus a “Sarong Party” with DJ Doug Roberts! Saturday, April 19th “Timmy’s Tech Party” you can win a tablet! Saturday, April 26th “Hard Heroes Party” wear super hero/villain gear! Friday, May 2nd “Bath House 3 Party” with DJ Doug Roberts! I love this, the attire is a towel! Saturday, May 3rd MIC’s “Return Of The Bushman Show” Friday, May 9th “Soft ware/Hardware Party” aka harness and underwear! Saturday, May 10th “The Mom Party” METRO DETROIT SOFTBALL LEAGUE (www.mdsl.org), Looking for some summer fun/ Join Metro Detroit Softball League for the most fun you can have with your clothes on! Seeking new players of all skill levels and abilities. Friday, May 2nd “Kick-Off Party” at Continued on page 20

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Pronto’s, 8pm! Sunday, May 4th “Opening Day” at Borden Park/Helen Allen Park in Rochester Hills! All are welcome at any of their events! MOTOWN INVITATIONLA CLASSIC (www.MICTournament.org) Saturday, June 21st the 7th Annual “Detroit River Cruise” on the Diamond Belle! A spectacular three hour tour on the Detroit River! Tea dance, 2 cash bars, 50/50 raffle and music by DJ Steve Parsons! Only $25 per person (21 and over), get your tickets now, available at Just 4 Us, Steven B’s Barbershop, Menjo’s and the MIC Committee! “After Party” at Menjo’s directly after the cruise! Douglas: DUNES RESORT (269-857-1401), April 25th-27th the 33rd Annual Black and White anniversary “Masquerade Ball” With DJ’s Mark V and Doug R! In the Cabaret Hannaniah Whitley, Men of Manwatch, Annual Pool Tournament and Bingolicious! Also Summers first Tea Dance! Ferndale: COMO’S (248-548-5005), Sunday, April 20th “Easter Brunch” all day long! Monday, May 5th celebrate “Cinco de Mayo” Como’s style! The patio is open (weather permitting) JUST 4 US (248-547-5878), Last call! This is your last chance to get in on a great deal! Steve the masseuse is ending his great sale at the end of April, 3 massages for only $99! Last chance he’s filling up fast! Pride is coming fast! Saturday, May 31st Just-4-us has pride flags on sale for only 16.99 (reg. 21.99) from now until Pride! They have all 9 new Electrical Contact Cleaners on sale for only 16.99 (reg. $19.99) A little birdie told me that they have 3 new ones coming in and they may sell for around $10! SOHO (248-542-7646), Every Wednesday, “Drag Queen Bingo” to benefit Ferndale Community Foundation! Doors open at 7pm with great prizes! Balls drop at 8pm (you know I’m biting my tongue) Grand Rapids: The APARTMENT (616-451-0815), Sunday, April 20th “Easter Bonnet Contest" at10pm 20 Metra Magazine, Issue # 835

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with a $50 prize for 1st place and a $20 prize for 2nd place! Monday, May 5th “Cinco de Mayo Party” with $3 Corona’s, $3 shots of Cuervo, $4.75 shots of Patron, $3.75 Margarita’s and a Taco Bar from 5pm-8pm for only $5! Sunday, May 11th “Mothers Day” bring in your mom or some other motha you know for Sunday Funday and build your own Bloody’s! Check out their new website at WWW.ApartmentLounge.net! RUMORS (616-454-8720), Tuesdays, “Kick Ass Karaoke” with Monica Parker! Wednesdays, “Wicked Wednesdays” with male strippers! Fridays, men and women strippers! Saturdays, “Naughty 90’s Party” with DJ Craig Allen! Sundays, “Stompin Sundays” Lansing: SPIRAL (517-371-3221), April 17th-20th “Disney Theme Week” Thursday, April 17th “Disney Burlesque Show” Saturday, April 19th “Heroes And Villains” with your villains, Ace as Cruela DeVille, Delicious as Ursula and Maria as Queen Of Hearts! Costume contest with a $ 200 cash prize! Sunday, April 20th “Disney Drag Show! Pontiac: LIBERTY BAR (248-758-0771), Saturday, May 3rd the 4th Annual “Karaoke Bid-A-Thon,” with KJ Karen. It’s a benefit for the American Cancer Society! Starts at 9pm. No cover, silent auction, 50/50, door prizes, drink specials and food all night long! Peeps tip Karen big because 100% of her tips go to the event! Saturday, April 26th at 9pm the Liberty welcomes The Motor City Gears! Coming Saturday, April 19th “A Night To Remember” with Mistress Lily! Just-4Us will be there with plenty of toys! Plus..”Sunday Brunch” with Richard from12-2pm the don’t forget “Stud Sundays” Traverse City: SIDETRAXX (231-935-1666), Friday, April 18th “Generations Of Love” with the Bayside Bombshells! Sidetraxx is having some hoppin fun on Easter weekend! Saturday, April 19th party with DJ Mike King! Open on Easter Sunday with a pot luck pass around! They may not be having an Easter egg hunt but, I guarantee that Scottie and I will be searching for the biggest basket, you know we love those Cadbury eggs! Saturday, April 26th “Shades Of Spring” so strut your spring bling! Saturday, May 3rd Cinco de Mayo “Mexican Fiesta” with drink

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specials. And I’m sure Scottie will be looking for the biggest burrito! Warren: MALEBOX II (586-806-2390), “Happy Hour” every day from 2pm-8pm! “Industry Mondays” with drink specials and pool tournament at 9pm! Tuesdays, “$2 Tuesdays” with $2 well and domestic! Wednesdays, “Whiskey Wednesdays” country night, you be the DJ with FREE jukebox after 11pm! Every Thursday and Friday, “Karaoke” Saturdays, “Party Night” with karaoke and $1 shot specials! Sundays, “Country Night” with happy hour drink specials and a BBQ with Jay, then party into the night with Nick! The patio is now open and that means that “Munchie Thursdays” are back on the patio with Patrick! Also on the patio “BBQ Sundays” with Tony’s mouth watering ribs! TAXLAND USA (586-576-7203), Oops, did you miss the April 15th deadline to file your taxes? Don’t worry Taxland USA has you covered with extensions for only $75! They also offer special discounts for students, seniors, self-employed and small business! Maximum refunds guaranteed! ...OHIO April 24th – the 27th in Cleveland Ohio its “CLAW” 2014! Claw Corp. is a certified NonProfit Corporation dedicated to fundraising, education, volunteerism and all other chartable needs of the adult leather community. For more information go to WWW.clawinfo.org. ...ILLINOIS Chicago: BERLIN (773-348-4975), Wednesday, April 23rd “Static” alternative electronic dance with DJ Pete Augusta! Thursday, April 24th “Total Therapy” one year anniversary! With special guest Princess Nokia! Sunday, April 27th “Depeche Mode / New Order” a multimedia mixdown! DJ Greg Haus mixes music and video by 2 of our favorite bands of the past 30 years!

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2nd STORY (312-923-9536), A hidden secret just off Chicago’s Magnificent Mile! Classic old school gay bar full of friendly locals. It’s not glamorous by any means, but nice to be in a bar that hasn’t lost its original charm. Cheap stiff drinks, a perfect stop after shopping along Michigan Avenue. It’s also a cool place if your downtown working and don’t want to cab into Boystown! SPIN NIGHTCLUB (773-327-7711), Friday, April 18th “Shower Contest And Friday Night Dance Party” win passes to see “The Other Woman” in theaters everywhere April 25th! Mondays, “Dragzilla” it’s an amateur drag contest, with $100 first prize! Every Wednesday, “$1 Drink Night” drink, dance and get laid! (There words not mine) Fridays, “Shower Night” at midnight with $100 cash prize for first place and a $ 50 bar tab! TOUCHE (773-465-7400), Saturday, April 19th “Gear Night” with BLUF, FREE buzz cuts! Tuesday, April 22nd “Hardcore Cruisin” Wednesday, “Bear Chested Night” Every Sunday, “Beer Bust” with $1 Budweiser and Bud Light drafts and sodas! Club Room opens at 6pm! Also “Movie Night” That’s it for this issue! Our next deadline is Wednesday, April 30th for our Wednesday, May7th issue and you can reach me at AuntieM4doro@aol.com! Email me your upcoming events today!

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