We have two huge events happening in Metraland this month, the first is the 36 Annual Northalsted MARKET DAYS in Chicago, on Saturday, August 12th and Sunday, August 13th. The Midwest’s largest street festival takes over Boystown.

Market Days in Chicago brings together an exciting mix and music, hundreds of vendors, arts, food and drinks to create one unforgettable experience. Located on North Halsted Street between Belmont and Addison, this festival spans 6 full blocks, and 5 stages with over 40 performers will keep the music pumping all weekend.

Crowds from across the globe come to the heart of Chicago’s LGBTQ neighborhood to celebrate life, love, friends and summer. A $10 donation helps keep the neighborhood safe, beautiful and most of all fun.

The second big event is the 23rd Annual “WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE” is August 19th, 2017 and the FORD MOTOR CO. was named as the presenting sponsor of this year event, and promises that this year’s “MUSTANG ALLEY” event will be the largest ever. The cars start running all week long gearing up for the cruise. The streets, cafés, bars, and restaurants will be jammed with viewers on Saturday, August 19th from 9:00AM until 9:00PM. The course is a 10 mile route starting in Ferndale and runs up to Pontiac.  Ford is building on its rich history of iconic cars and is America’s largest annual celebration of the automotive history and culture of Detroit. 


Ann Arbor:

(734-994-5436), has two events coming up and you’ll not want to miss. On PRIDE FRIDAY August 4th, “KATYA ZAMOLODCHIKOVA” with the official KICK-OFF party for OUTfest. Express entry and VIP packages are available with Meet & Greet priority, for more info visit NECTO.COM.  On September 1st, PRIDE FRIDAYS presents “NEON & GLOW: UV Paint Party” hosted by Chanel Hunter & Jadein Black with DJ Jace & DJ DigiMARK. For more info contact INFO@THENECTO.COM

BRIGGS Detroit (313-656-4820), is a Sports Bar open from 11am – 2am, Tuesday – Sunday with Happy Hour from 3pm – 6pm and serves lunch & dinner. They’re located at 519 east Jefferson Ave take I-75 south to Jefferson exit turn right it two block on your right. On Monday, August 21st its “Solar Eclipse of the Heart” they’ll be opening the Sky Box for this extra rare event. Bring somebody you love and give them a kiss when the big light goes out. “Don’t worry, the sun will come back…we promise!”

BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), on Friday, August 11th it’s the “BLACK OUT PARTY”, also remember, what happens in the dark stays in the dark. Saturday, August 19th “LEATHER NIGHT” with $5 lockers for members in Chaps or Harness. Then on Saturday, August 26th, it’s their “COLLEGE NIGHT” with $5 lockers for 18-25 yrs old. FREE Tanning with a room or locker rental. You must have proper ID to enter open 24/7.

& SIN in Detroit (313-366-6135), weekly line-up SUNDAYS: AMATEUR NIGHT come and try out or watch the New Boys strut their stuff! Plus DJ Marquis spins with Old Skool Sundays. MONDAYS: Customer Appreciation Night with No Cover, Free Pool, $1 OFF well and Domestic Beer. TUESDAYS:  Cover only $2 and $2 OFF drink menu items. Next LUBE WRESTLING is August 8th. WEDNESDAYS: come sing and Sin with Sexy Johnathan with $5 Long Islands. THURSDAYS: Throw Back Thursdays, Throw Back Beats with Intrigue and Throw Back Drink Prices!

FRIDAYS: Feel Good Fridays, you know what that means, it’s party time bitches, with DJ Marquis spinning. SATURDAYS: DANCE PARTY with DJ Intrigue! Open daily @ 7pm with Male Dancers 7 nights! “FLIP FLOP FRIDAY” honoring the Late Aaron Davis on Friday, August 18th sponsored by TNT Entertainment.  No Cover before 10pm, wear flip flops for a chance to win a VIP card, also 3 Mystery shots for $1. All proceeds go to Ruth Ellis Foundation; also TNT Entertainment will match what is raised, up to $100. Drink specials ALL NIGHT LONG! Plus all your favorite Male Entertainment! Open daily at 7pm with Male Dancers 7 days a week.

ESCAPE BOOKSTORE (313-336-6558), DVD’s and Video rentals and sales. Open: Mondays thru Saturdays 10am – midnight. New Sunday Hours: Noon – 10pm.

(313-581-8913), on Saturday, August 12th its “BOOTS, BRIEFS & SPURS” ICON Detroit returns with their Boots & Briefs party but this year they’ve added a country flair with SPURS. Clothes check available, Gummy Bear Shots, 50/50 Raffle and more… party with your pants off.   

MENJO’S (313-863-3934), will have on Friday, August 18th “Mr. Cincinnati Leather & KINK U Weekend” stop in and check it out. On Friday, August 25th it’s the 3rd Annual Dog Days of summer celebrating community and growth of Pups in Michigan. They have a Pup Mosh, Meet & Greet, LUBE Wrestling, and honoring special members of the community. All are welcome! Weekly lineup of events start with Sundays: Tea Dance / Menjo’s Drive In.  Mondays: KARAOKE, Tuesdays: Twisted Tuesdays with KINK U, Wednesdays: Wet Underwear contest, Thursdays: Garden Society & Line Dancing, Fridays: Furlough Fridays, Saturdays: Special Events.

24 HOUR VIDEO (313-271-1100), open 7 days: Mondays _ Thursdays from 4pm – 3am, Saturdays from 1pm -2am, and Sundays from 1pm -2am. It’s more that a video store.

DUNES RESORT (269-857-1401), presents “BEARRACUDA” Thursday, August 24th thru Sunday, August 27th. DJ Matt Sands, DJ Paul Goodyear and DJ Doug spinning the weekend sounds!

COMO’S (248-548-5005), check out their patio for the Dream Cruise on Saturday, August 19th, it’s the best seats in town, they’ll also have foods and drinks available on the patio.

SOHO (248-542-7646), is right in the heart of Ferndale with great drinks and a neighborhood clientele. They have a great patio in the rear and a sunny sidewalk terrace!

Grand Rapids:
The APARTMENT (616-451-0815), has daily specials, stop in and enjoy a few libations, and the company of old friend, or make some new ones.


(517-565-3800), has a list of scheduled events happening for August, on Saturday, August 5th from 9:30pm to 12:30pm its “DECADES DANCE PARTY” with music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s dress to impress in your favorite clothes from your teenage years. August 11th at 12pm – 13th until 3pm “Splish Splash Weekend” there will be a Pool Party, Best Swimwear Runway Contest, a Wet Undies contest and a afternoon Tea Dance. August 18th – 19th “BOOT & SPURS WEEKEND 
Then it’s their big event of the summer- Three days of manly fun August 25th, 26th, and 27th, the “BEARS & CUBS WEEKEND” with a Pot luck contest for Best Chest, Hair chest, and Furry Butt, Make your site reservation NOW!

SPIRAL (517-371-3221), presents their “pride prom” on Saturday, August 19th, hosted by Delicious with DJ Sizl in the Dance Room, Silent Shoot in the Photo Booth, Doll House Cast with Drag Performances and Go-Go’s. They also are Crowning a Best Dressed King & Queen the doors open at 9pm. 
Then on Sunday, August 20th its “Delicious’s Farewell Show” doors open at 7pm with 18+ $5.00 cover.   Enjoy a night with entertainers from all over Michigan as they say goodbye to their entertainment manager after 18 years. We wish her all the best on her future endeavors! Address 1247 Center St. Lansing, MI. for more information contact SPIRALDANCEBAR.COM.


(248-758-0771), wants you to get your A55 to Liberty Bar B4 your number is called at “BITCH BINGO” with Dee Lavelle on Friday, August 4th at 9:30pm. And then on Saturday, August 5th it’s “Drag Night at Liberty Bar” with Raven, Mia Cole, Raw Silk, Olivia Fontiane, and Dee Lavelle, and DJ Chuck, NO COVER!

Royal Oak:
PRONTO’S (248-544-7900), a music video bar, with a large patio, and friendly wait staff. Their clientele is kinda “Uptown” Avant-garde type with a little “suburbia street” thrown in. 

Traverse City:
SIDETRAXX (231-935-1666), Northern Michigan Video and Dance bar, their patio is open and drink special every day. Happy Hour is from 5pm -9pm daily. They have shows, dancing with DJ Mike King and music videos. Stop in and have a brewski or cocktail.

CLEAR SIGHT OPTICAL (586-751-5800), get High Fashion for less, from brands like Gucci, Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Guess, Hugo Boss and more! $39.00 Eye Exam and 60% off any complete eyeglass order. Maximum discount of $225.00 cannot be combined with other promotions or insurance. Some restrictions apply. See store for details located at 26768 Dequindre, just 1 block south of 11 Mile Rd in the mini mall. Make your appointment TODAY call the store. Mention Metra for Discounts!


2nd STORY (312-923-9536), after attending Market Days and you’re ready to wind down, stop in at the Second Story or a few night caps. It’s always fun and exciting or laid back and mellow.

TOUCHE (773-465-7400), Chicago’s premieres Leather Club since 1977, stop in and check them out for more information ToucheChicago.com

  LEATHER64TEN (773-508-0900), go online and check out their summer styles at LEATHER64TEN.COM with Free Shipping (some restrictions apply).

That’s it for this issue! Our next deadline is Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 our Labor Day Issue Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 issue, and you can contact me at AuntieM4doro@aol.com! Email me your upcoming events today!