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Allen Park:
BLOSSOMS FLORIST (313-389-5900), provides flower and gift delivery to most of the Metro Detroit area, with fresh flowers, gifts, and blooming plants for any occasion. They have a unique array of flowers including Orchids, BLUE ROSES, and those fabulously popular RAINBOW ROSES. Also they carry Angels, Angel Wings, garden Stones and with a 24 hour notice they can do pastry, fruit, cookie and muffin baskets. You can order online 24 hours a day at!

Ann Arbor:
ECTO (734-994-5436), has 50% OFF almost ALL drinks Happy Hour 9pm – 11pm. On Friday, March 9th Necto Pride will present “THORGY THOR” hosted by Chanel Hunter & Jadein Black with DJ Jace & DJ DigiMark. There will be a VIP: Meet & Greet Priority you’ll have to Email VIP@ NECTO.COM the 1st 75 will secure their Meet & Greet tickets from You must be 18 + to enter, doors open at 9pm with the 1st show at 9:45pm – encore 12am and the meet & greet after encore, $5 for 21+ and $10 for 18-20 year olds.     

BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), is that Private Gay Health Club that’s open 24/7. Is having their “BLACK-OUT” Party on Friday, March 9th. And then on Saturday, March 17th it’s a St. Patrick’s Leather Night, with $5 lockers for members in Chaps/Harness. Also coming up on Saturday, March 24th it’s their “COLLEGE NIGHT” with $5 lockers and 18-25 years old. They still have FREE tanning with a room or locker rental.   

BRIGGS DETROIT (313-656-4820), has “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: 3” every Thursday, until Thursday, March 22nd. The on Friday, March 30th it’s “MILK IT” with DJ Doug Roberts, stop in and checkout the great sounds of one of the Midwest’s popular DJ’s! Then Dee Jay Tone is back in the house and presents “RED LIGHT” every Saturday night, until Sunday, April 1st also with DJ Tony Peoples the party starts at 10pm every Saturday.

CLUB GOLD COAST & SIN in Detroit (313-366-6135), both bars open daily at 7pm, Hot Male Dancers 7 nights a week at Club Gold Coast. There will be a St. Patty’s Bash on Saturday, March 17th. Then on Friday, March 30th and Saturday, March 31st its Miss Monica Beverly Hillz from RuPaul’s Drag Race performs with Miss Bentley James. Every Friday “Guys and Dolls” hosted by Bentley James with two shows 11:45pm and 12:45am. DJ Lady Intrigue provides the sounds and special guest every week.

  ESCAPE BOOKSTORE (313-336-6558), open Monday – Saturday from 10am until midnight. Sundays are noon – until 10pm.

  HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913), invites everyone to their 38th Anniversary Party; on Saturday, March 3rd they’re celebrating 38 years of diversity in Detroit! Then on Saturday, March 17th it’s their “ST. PATRICK’S DAY” party with Green Beer, Irish Whisky and Guinness Specials. Find Gold coins throughout the bar for drink special all day. Never a cover and all are welcome.

  MENJO’S (313-863-3934), presents on Saturday, March 10th it’s “Neal’s Selfie Birthday Extravaganza” come celebrate Neal’s Birthday with fun giveaways, Great Food, Special prizes and of course “Selfie” with Neal.  Over in the Olympus Theatre it’s “Murder in the Theatre” Masquerade Mystery Party, on Sunday, March 11th, 6:30pm its cocktails guest arrive and mingle, 7:00pm entertainment and dinner. Will you be a suspect, detective or just plain dead? Masquerade attire encouraged, $20 in advance, with limited seating, $25 at the door. Ticket price includes meal, entertainment, cash bar provided, with tarot readings optional. Then on Saturday, March 17th at Menjo’s it’s “ST. PATRICK’S DAY” All Day Party! Come and get a little Irish in Ya! Come party with ICON starting at 5pm and then party with ONYX all night long. Complimentary Corned Beef and Cabbage! Green beer/Irish Beer on specials, and green Jell-O shots! Come “Shake Your Shamrock Contest” and win cash and giveaways! On Saturday, March 24th, Menjo’s presents “Arabian Nights” by Al Gamea: the GLBT Association of Middle Eastern Americans. It’s NOT just any night, it’s an Arabian Nights! And at The EAGLE it’s “MACHO CITY” 9th Anniversary on Saturday, March 31st.

METRO DETROIT SOFTBALL LEAGUE (, there will be a managers meeting on Sunday, March 25th at Hayloft Saloon at 2pm. Teams are forming NOW and you can build a summer you’ll never forget. On Friday, April 20th at 7:00pm MDSL present a “420 PUB CRAWL” for MDSL’s 2018 Season KICK-OFF Celebration. Five great experiences rolled into one! The Crawl starts at Rosie’s O’Grady’s, 279 West Nine Mile Rd. in Ferndale then goes to, Ferndale Elks Lodge #1588, Danny’s Irish Pub, SOHO and then J’s Penalty Box Sports Bar. MDSL’s Opening Day is Sunday, April 22, 2018.

24 HOUR VIDEO (313-271-1100), is open 7 days: Monday – Friday from 4pm – 3am, Saturdays & Sundays from 1pm until 2am.

DUNES RESORT: (269-857-1401), keep watching Metra Magazine for the opening event of the 2018 summer season.

SOHO (248-542-7646), is a great neighborhood bar. Where everyone is like a big happy family. The bartenders are incredibly hospitable and attentive, and with great drinks at reasonable prices. It’s a good place to socialize and get away from the booming nightclubs. It’s definitely a place to visit. 

CREEKRIDGE CAMPGROUND (517-565-3800), stay tuned for the announcement of the beginning of their 2018 season opening!

Grand Rapids:
The APARTMENT (616-451-0815), has two special events coming up, on Friday, March 30th from 5pm – 8pm a fundraiser for Grand Rapids Pride Center, and on Friday, April 27th it another fundraiser for Grand Rapids “RED PROJECT” both are admiral causes to help the community and youth programs.

Hazel Park:
SNS TAX SERVIVE (248-632-1000), the deadline for filing your personal income tax return April, 15th is fast approaching.   Have your return prepared by professionals in the field. Returns start at $99 and you can get up to $2500 cash advance within 24 hours with their FAST CASH system.

LIBERTY BAR (248-758-0771), wants you to come join them on Saturday, March 17th for St. Patrick’s Day. Open 7 days: with NEW hours, Mondays 11:30am until 7pm. Tuesdays through Fridays 11:30am until 2am, and Saturdays and Sundays 6pm until 2am. Kitchen is ALWAYS open! Visit them on Facebook for more information at WWW.THELIBERTYBAR.COM!

Traverse City:
SIDETRAXX (231-935-1666), on Saturday, March 17th it’s their St. Patrick’s Celebration with signature drink specials, ALL NIGHT LONG! Also Mike King spins the tunes. Sundays: FREE Pool, Darts and Pinball ALL DAY and ALL NIGHT, $3 Long Islands and Bloody Marys with Josh behind the bar. Mondays: its Martini Mondays with $5 Martinis and happy hour ALL NIGHT LONG. Tuesdays: S.I.N. (Service Industry Night) 5pm – 2am with signature drink specials all night long.   Wednesdays: “KARAOKE NIGHT” hosted by Impaired Karaoke at 10pm. $3 Long Island Ice Teas ALL NIGHT! Thursdays: Tripe Threat Thursdays featuring local guest DJ’s every Thursday from 10pm until 2am with signature drink specials all night and dancing. Fridays: it’s a Dance Party where VJ Mike King lifts you off your feet and makes you dance, dance, dance. Saturdays: are Sultry Saturdays with dancing to the sexy sounds of VJ Mike King, so come by and enjoy a night of fun!

 BETHEL UNITED CHURCH of CHRIST (548-929-4888), wants’ to invite you to attend their very First Anniversary celebration of the Opening and Affirming Confirmation of the church on Sunday, March 18th at 4:00pm. Guest speaker: Wayne Burling the Director of the Michigan Open and Affirming Coalition and with service by Pastor Dr. Diane Baker. The church is located at 6650 Elizabeth Lake Rd. Waterford, Michigan where ALL ARE WELCOME!

2nd STORY (312-923-9536), is a great place to have a fun time with plenty of strong cheap drinks, and fun people to converse with.

TOUCHE (773-465-7400), website is currently down with no information on current events or daily schedule of events is available at this time. Try their Facebook for any information. 



LEATHER64TEN (773-508-0900), presents their Third Annual Mr. Leather64ten Weekend and Contest to be held in Chicago, Saturday, March 8th – Sunday 11th, 2018 at Jackhammer Complex next to LEATHER64TEN.     The contest will be held on Saturday, March 10th. They’ve added some exciting new themes and events to this year’s contest weekend. Their guest judge for this year’s competition is International Mr. Leather 2017 winner, Ralph Bruneau.  The winner of this year’s contest will go on to represent Leather64ten at IML 2018. The Mr. Leather64ten contest and weekend was created to help the Chicagoland’s Leather community to explore, celebrate and showcase their leather pride.   There are three amazing organizations involved in this year as beneficiaries of their raffle sales; Leather Archives and Museum, CLAW Nation, and Titans of the Midwest. For more information on events and how to signing up, ticket prices, and several different events go online at 

That’s it for this issue! Our next deadline is Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 for our Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 issue, which will cover Easter: Sunday, April 1st and Metra Magazine celebrates 39 years and also it’s Earth Day: Sunday, April 22nd. So, contact me at with all your upcoming events. Email me your upcoming events today!