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METRA MAGAZINE

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AuntieM4Doro@ aol.com www.metramagazine.com myspace.com/metramagazine myspace.com/BettyBlabb FACEBOOK.com/Mary Metra facebook.com/metramagazine Online since 2003 Published every other Wednesday on a bi-weekly scheduled since 1979 publisher / editor • M.Sappington art director / co-publisher • Ken Lamparski Sr. contributing writers • Kene Keyz Auntie M. Max Jimenez photographers • Danielle Eve, Jimm Tuffy, Peter Rayes,Jed Dulanas SAP, Skippy, RBL Photography midwest / local sales • M. Sappington James Tuffy Moner Peter Rayes M. Sappington (Chicago) national advertising rep.• Rivendell Media 212.242.6863 distributors • Tuffy,UPS 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, e-mail 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 publisher.

AT THE MOVIES.......10 “Down For Life” & The Mechanic Compiled By Kenekeyz

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

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“DOWN FOR LIFE” - A fifteen year old girl considers an opportunity that could save her life or end it, as she attends high school in East L.A. Rascal (Jessica Romero) is the leader of a young Latina gang that she inherited from the older girls from the neighborhood. Often at battle with a rival African-American girl-gang for territorial superiority she gets a chance to escape the cycle of crime with the help of her English teacher (Danny Glover) who believes she has a real talent for writing. her English teacher lobbys for Rascal to be accepted to be in a writing workshop for promising young students in Iowa. However, the principal (Elizabeth Pena) knows Rascal best, as she has a disciplinary problem, and is against having her represent the school. Even if Rascal is able to persuade the principal that she’s worth a chance, Rascal also knows that loyalty is very important to the gang, and trying to leave could be even more dangerous than staying. 10 Metra Magazine, Issue # 761


MECHANIC JASON STATHAM ! BEN FOSTER ! DONALD SUTHERLAND

“THE MECHANIC” - Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham), is a “mechanic” an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It’s a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed and he wants those responsible for his friends death, dead! His mission grows complicated when Harry’s son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop’s trade. Bishop having always worked alone can’t turn is back on Harry’s son,and a deadly partership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix the problem become the problem themselves. Metra Magazine, Issue # 761 11


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and if you’re hungry, they have finger foods, munchies, and a regular menu, too! NECTO (734-994-5436), will have their annual “PAPARAZZI PARTY” on pridefriday 2.11.2011 with DJ Jace and DVJ Mark, you can walk the RED carpet in style if you’re a Diva, Drama Queen, VIP, Rock Star, Hot Mess, Player, Gossip Vixen, Playboy, Fashionista, or a Socialite, everyone will be a star on that night.

The Yule holiday season is over for this year, and it’s a New Year that promises prosperity and success for everyone. So, let’s hop on our sleds and lace up our snow-shoes and slog it through the rest of this winter, starting with Michigan this time… …MICHIGAN LIFE: Detroit presents “DARK 7” the Detroit Area Rough & Kinkfest Weekend on February 4 & 5, 2011 at 1125 Fort St., in Lincoln Park, Mi. You can shop, learn and play! On Friday, February 4 it’s a Vendors Mart and a Bottom’s Buffet where you can experience some of the different foreplay methods like, needle play, Violet Wand, Flogging, Single Tail, and Rough Body Play. On Saturday, February 5 at noon the vendors Mart opens with Workshops & Discussions on other topics. From 8pm to Midnight it’s the “Kink Play Party” at the VFW Hall hosted by Dark Nirvana and from 9pm until 2am it’s the “Fetish & Kink Blackout Ball at the R&R Saloon. Ann Arbor: AUT BAR (734-994-3677), a nice place to stop in for a few libations and conversation, 14 Metra Magazine, Issue # 761

Detroit: ADAM’S APPLE (313-240-8482), that fun little neighborhood watering hole, that folks just love to get drunk and have fun at, stop in for a few brewski’s and see for yourself! BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), has their “LEATHER NIGHT” scheduled for this Saturday, January 22nd with $5 lockers for members in chaps or harness. On Saturday, January 29th it’s their “COLLEGE NIGHT” with $5 lockers for members 18-25, come and checkout those new frat boys. Then on Friday, February 11th it’s that popular “BLACKOUT PARTY” where you can try to find your Valentine in the dark…with the help of color coded glow bracelets. Get’um while they’re hot! GIGI’S (313-584-6525), has always been the place to be on Monday nights, and now they have named it “Kiss My Ass Mondays” with Nickki Stevens, DJ Chico & the Boys. There is no cover before 11pm and only $5 after that. No cover with proper college ID which has been a Gigi’s tradition and drink specials each and every week. HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913), presents on Saturday, January 22nd, the DETROIT BONDAGE CLUB with Mr. Great Lakes Bootblack ’09: Trooper! On Saturday, January 29th it’s “BWMT-DETROIT” (Black & White Men Together-Detroit) 30th Anniversary with a Best Booty Contest! NEVER A COVER! MENJO’S COMPLEX (313-863-3934), has a full calendar of events scheduled for you; Mondays are now “Music Video Mondays”,


with NO COVER. Tuesdays you’ll have $2 Tuesdays with Sabin and the “BOOTY Contest” with DJ Nickolai providing the music. Wednesdays its “ROLL-RACK Wednesdays” with DJ Jim Shaft, and NO COVER! Thursdays are those popular “COLLEGE Nights”! And Flashback Fridays with DJ Jim Shaft also $1 cans of PBR’s, all day and NO COVER! Saturdays are special on Saturday, January 22nd, the living legend and the OG of DJ’s, Stacy “HOTWAXX” Hale with a Birthday Bash. On Saturday, January 29th it’s an afternoon delight with the “OTHER SIDE POT LUCK REUNION” from 2pm with MIC Follies at 9pm. Come meet some old friends and make some new ones! Sundays are “FUNDAY SUNDAYS” with DJ Keyle starting at 6pm, and Sunday, January 30th Menjo’s is the bowler’s bar of the week. Some special dates for “Michigan La Cage Aux Follies” hosted by April Summers February 20th, March 20th, April 17th and showtimes are 10:15 pm & 12:15pm where reservations are mandatory please call 313-595-7866 and make yours! R&R SALOON (313-849-2751), is Detroit’s premiere Leather Men’s bar. Coming up on Saturday, January 22nd “WINTERFEST: Bears

in the Brush 9”! Then on Saturday, January 29th it’s the return of “MACHO CITY” disco. Tuesdays are Pool Tournament with $50.00 cash prize. Then on Wednesdays they’ll have their “UNDERWEAR Contest” Thursdays it’s “Karaoke” with Rick & Scott. Sundays you’ll have “CRAZY DAZE” just like the old Tiffany’s days! Their hours of operations are 2pm until 2am with after-hours Wed., Fri., Sat., until 4am. The kitchen is open from 10pm until 4am! Douglas: DUNES RESORT (269-857-1401), has some special events coming up; on Saturday, February 5 th its “SPORTS UNIFORM NIGHT” wear a uniform and pay no cover, also with drink specials. Sunday, February 6th it’s a “SUPER BOWL” Pot-Luck Party! Then on Saturday, February 12th, “RED HOT SINGLES Night” if you wear red you’ll get a 2-4-1 cover, such a hot deal. They also have karaoke every Thursday night at 9pm. Ferndale: The 10th Annual Ferndale Blues Festival is coming up on Friday, January 28 –Saturday, February 5th, 2011, so mark that in your calendars! continued on pg 18 Metra Magazine, Issue # 761 15


It’s the fastest growing and most popular winter event in Southeast Michigan. The annual music festival, held in downtown Ferndale and neighboring cities, has gained a reputation for showcasing a vast array of notable blues, jazz and rock musicians. The Blues festival will grow again this year, with at least 22 participating venues to host up to 5 dozen concerts and related events over a nine-day period. The local charities to share this year will be the Ferndale Youth Assistance and Michigan AIDS Coalition. The venues include many bars, nightclubs, restaurants, entertainment venues, coffeehouses, churches, schools and community centers. For more information on sponsorships contact the website www.ferndalebluesfestival.org COMO’S (248-548-5005), welcomes the Ferndale Blues Festival from January 28-February 5th come join them for LIVE bands on Friday & Saturday January 28 & 29 and February 4 & 5, come “Get Your Blues On” and they have the best pizza in town! JUST 4 US (248-547-5878), has 2011 calendars and ten-pack Christmas greeting cards ON SALE, a real shopper’s bargain for just $18.99 each. Come in out of the cold and enjoy a fresh hot chocolate while you browse and shop, and the coffee’s always on for shoppers and visitors! CONNECT ME (248-629-7629), a support group run by gay, bisexual and questioning men (18-30) to socialize together in weekly events created by one another. MPower Connect ME is safely located just blocks from downtown Ferndale. For more information, check www.facebook.com/mpowerconnectme! SOHO (248-542-7646), if you like to sing and have a desire to perform then you’ll want to try “KARAOKE” on Sundays & Wednesdays at Soho! For times hit the website www.sohoferndale.com!

Grand Rapids: The APARTMENT (616-451-0815), for nearly 4 decades this true classic alternative nightspot has provided a sophisticated place where people of the gay community can come and meet friends and make some new ones. They have drink specials ALMOST every day of the week; some special events carry different specials! Their hours of operation are Monday-Sunday 1:00pm – 2:00am. Stop in for healthy cocktails and stimulating conversation. continued on pg 20

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DIVERSIONS (616-451-3800), a quad leveled nightclub with plenty of diverse people milling around looking for that “one” special someone, in a party atmosphere, and great drink specials, too! PUB 43 (616-458-2205), a neighborhood type bar that’s downtown, has a friendly group of folks drinkin’, playing cards and with a full bar menu, munching on tasty burgers and fries, with plenty of home spun hokum, to pass around. RUMORS (616-454-8720), is one of the hottest gay bars and nightclubs in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They have the hottest male strippers every Wednesday and the greatest female impersonators every Sunday on Show Nights. Hamtramck: ICE (313-365-1446), presents “The A-List Party: Part 2” on Saturday, January 29th with AUSTIN, DEREK & RYAN from LOGO TV, live and in person. Dancing until 4:00am, 18 and over and the doors open at 10pm. For more information contact their website at www.icedetroit.net! Lansing: SPIRAL (517-371-3221), Friday, January 21st, 2011 is having a “MODONNA-Rama” throwback party and featuring the World Famous Madonna Delicious from London UK’s, Melissa Totten and featuring all the pop hits from the 80’s, 90’s 2000’s and today! Traverse City: SIDETRAXX (231-935-1666), is a video, dance club, where people can have a damn good time with friends and not go broke doing so. You can dance to the latest music videos, and dance your butts off. .

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..ILLINOIS Chicago: BERLIN (773-348-4975), has “PRINCE NIGHT: Redux” on Sunday, January 23rd with DJ’s Ross Kelly & Adam El. Coming up on Monday, January 29th, when Berlin, Sisterman, Gaudy God & House of Pluto presents “SPACE TRASH: 2000” featuring The Natalie Thannum Film Festival . And then on Monday, January 31st its “PERV: Objectified” with DJ’s Chester, Joshua & Bunny Riot and hosted by Nina Nightingale. 2nd STORY (312-923-9536), my one true love of a divvy bar…the strongest drinks in the world at the cheapest prices, music that can span 5 decades, and the most unusual mix of a clientele you’ll every want to meet! SPIN NIGHT CLUB (773-327-7711), on Saturday, January 22nd it’s Jade’s “GLAMAZON” come join Jade, Phoenix O’Hara, Naysha Lopez and your hostess Mercedes, the show starts at 11pm. Then on Saturday, February 5th its “DRAGZILLA” Drag Contest join hostess Mercedes and compete for cash prizes, you’ll have to sign up by 10:30 and the show starts at 11pm! Also check out their sexy go-go boys in the main and back bar all night.

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. . . WINDSOR, CANADA LEGENDS of 2012 (519-968-3260), will have a 1 Year Anniversary Celebration on Friday, January 28th & Saturday, January 29th come on over and enjoy the weekend in an exotic foreign country. On Friday the 28th there will be a LIVE radio broadcast from 96.7 FM radio! And on Saturday the 29th with MORE Hot Dancers, Hot Tubs on the patio, Lots of talented entertainment, Food & Champagne and the unveiling of the NEW VIP Rooms! We’ll see you at the celebration. They’re hours are Tuesday-Saturday 8:30pm- 2am, Sundays for special events and on Saturdays they’re open until 4am. For more information hit the website at www.thelegendsof2012.com and where American money is always at par! I can be reached at AuntieM4Doro@aol.com Email me your upcoming events today! Our next deadline is Wednesday, January 26th for our Wednesday, February 2nd issue.

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