This is our 4th of July issue, time for some picnic celebrations and BBQ’s, fireworks, patio parties and a bunch of summer fun! Most bars and clubs have a lot of patio function scheduled. So let’s see who is doing what in Metraland!

  Murray & Peter have two huge events happening as they present “WAR ON THE CATWALK: The Queens from Season 9” of RuPaul’s Drag Show. On Thursday, July 29th at 8pm at DeVos Hall 303 Monroe Ave. NW in Grand Rapids, Mi and on Wednesday, July 28th at 8pm at the Fillmore 2115 Woodward Ave in Detroit, Mi.

   The events will be hosted by Trinity, with performers Sasha, Alexis, Shea, Farrah, and Kimora and promises to be the Drag Show of the summer. Tickets ON SALE NOW at ticketmaster 800-745-3000 All Ages Welcome, and show subject to change. Check them out on Instagram, Tweeter at MPPRESENT, and Facebook @ WWW.DRAGFANS.COM. 

MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor:

NECTO
(734-994-5436), and Pride Fridays presents “BOYS OF SUMMER” 
Contest, with Cash Prizes, on Friday, July 7th hosted by Chanel Hunter, with FREE COVER with beach attire.  On Friday, July 14th Pride Friday presents “PEPPERMINT” 1st show at 9:45pm and an encore performance at midnight with a Meet and Greet after the encore. For more information call the Necto Hotline or check them out at INFO@THENECTO.COM   

Detroit:
ADAMS APPLE (313-240-8482), will have an Independence Day Party on Sunday, July 2nd with celebration ALL DAY with bartender Timmy and ALL NIGHT with bartender James. Food, Fun & Drink Specials! Stop in anytime and have a few brewski’s or cocktails.

BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), will have their famous “BLACK OUT” Party Friday, July 14th what happens in the dark stays in the dark. Then for the guys that are into leather on Saturday, July 22nd its “LEATHER NIGHT” with $5 lockers for members in Chaps and or Harness! For those into college boys it’s “COLLEGE NIGHT” on Saturday, July 29th with $5 lockers for those 18-25 years old. They also have FREE Tanning with a room or locker rental. Open 24/7 and is a Private Gay Health Club and you must have ID to enter, Drivers License, State ID or a current Passport required! They’re located at 1617 E. McNichols at I-75 in Detroit.


CLUB GOLD COAST
& SIN in Detroit (313-366-6135), its “Slip N’ Slide” for the 4th of July with Lube Wrestling on Tuesday, July 4th, come and check out their HOT GUYS! They’ll have $4 Star Spangled Banner shots! Then on Friday, July 14th its Sexy Johnathan’s Birthday Bash with Jaeger specials ALL NIGHT LONG!
  Open Daily at 7pm with MALE DANCERS & Days A Week!

ESCAPE BOOKSTORE (313-336-6558), OPEN Monday-Saturday 10am – midnight, Sundays Noon – Midnight. They now have DVD’s and Video rentals and sales.

HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913), where men meet men, opens at 2:00pm to 2:00am daily. They’ll have a independence Party, on Saturday, July 1st. Dance ALL NIGHT on the Patio with DJ Josh. Never a cover!

MENJO’S (313-863-3934) open 7 days from 2:00pm until 2:00am, secure lighted FREE parking, and never a cover. Check Facebook.com/menjoscomplex or www.newmenjoscomplex.com for more information.

24 HOUR VIDEO (313-271-1100), open Mondays – Thursday from 4:00pm-3:00am, Saturdays from 1:00 pm-2:00am, and Sundays from 1:00pm 2:00am. It’s more than a video store, with a wide variety of DVD’s, adult toys, aromas and novelties!

Douglas:
DUNES RESORT (269-857-1401), 4th of July, Red, White on Blue Star is Friday, June 30th starting at 9pm until July 5th at 2am. On Friday, June 30th its DJ Doug with “PERFECT 10 MEN” and the DUNES DIVA’S in the Cabaret. Saturday, July 1st its “PORN at the POOL” starting at 11:00AM until 6:00PM with DJ Roland Belmares. Then the evening DJ is Alain Jalisnki, with Amy & Freddy in the Cabaret.   Sunday’s early Tea-Dance DJ will be DJ Doug with “PERFECT 10 MEN” from 4-7:00pm inside and with the Main Tea-Dance outside 7-10:00pm with DJ Joe Gauthreaux until 2:00am.  Then it’s the “RUBY GIRLS” live on Saturday, July 15th don’t miss this special groups performances.

Ferndale:
COMO’S (248-548-5005), has a daily Happy Hour in the bar from 3pm – 6pm, stop in and have a few brewski’s or libations. Also there is no place like their patio this summer! Go and see what we’re talking about, it’s shaded and plenty of new chairs, also great drinks and you can dine al fresco! Try the new and improved Como’s Open 7 days: Mon. – Thurs. 11am – 2am Sun. 10am – 2am, Afterhours Fri. –Sat 11am – 4am. After the bars close and your hungry stop in on Friday or Saturday nights partying!

SOHO (248-542-7646) right in the heart of midtown Ferndale, is a cozy neighborhood bar and lounge, with a sidewalk terrace and a patio in the rear. Always a great spot to meet friends and have a few brewski’s or cocktails!

Grand Rapids:

The APARTMENT (616-451-0815), their Sunday, June 18th PRIDE Block Party with entertainers “BETTY” was a huge smashing success! They have daily specials all week long. Starting off the week with Michigan Mondays: over 40 local brews available $3.75 bottles and $3.75 cans plus “Stoli: You call it -$3.25”! Tini Tuesdays: ½ OFF ALL Martinis, plus $3 wells & domestics. Hump Day Wine Wednesdays: ½ OFF Premium bottles of wine plus $3.00 wells & domestics. Thirsty Thursdays:

up to ½ off top shelf & $3.00 wells and domestics. It’s Happy Hour Fridays & Saturdays: $1.00 OFF Top Shelf with $3.00 wells & domestics. And then it’s Blood Suckin’ Sundays: $2.25 Bloody Mary Bar from 2-6pm and $3.75 Long Islands from open to close! Stop in any day for great drink specials, and where friends meet or make new ones!

Stockbridge:

CREEK RIDGE CAMPGROUND (517-565-3800), presents “HERSHAE CHOCOLATAE” from “America’s Got Talent” as their guest performer and host for “CRC’s Got Talent” contest on Saturday, July 1st come join them for the 4th of July weekend for Karaoke, Performances, Sunday Afternoon Tea-Dance with plenty of excitement! Please call now for reservations 517-565-3800, Creek Ridge Campground is a men only site, must be 21+.

Pontiac:

LIBERTY BAR (248-758-0771), 85 N. Saginaw in downtown is open 7 days with hours Monday – Friday 11:30am to 2:00am. Saturdays 2:00pm until 2:00am, Sundays Noon – 2:00am with Brunch from 12-2pm. The Kitchen is ALWAYS open! The second Saturday of the month it’s the “URGE” Party. If you get the itch for leathers, men’s wear, sports attire, sleepwear, underwear, or uniforms that the party for you! For more info check Facebook at WWW.THELIBERTYBAR.COM

Royal Oak:
PRONTO (248-544-7900), restaurant is open 11:00AM – 10:00PM with specialty sandwiches, soups, salads and cocktails from the lounge. It’s very popular with late launchers and after work clientele. The cocktail lounge gets jumping about 6pm and builds till about 9pm where it’s non-stop music videos and party time. They have a large patio with plenty of seating but most people like to stand and mingle about. They located at 608 N. Washington with lot and meter parking available. 

FIVE15 (248-515-2551) more than a book store, it’s a coffee shop, novelty shop, reading room, and the Home of the Drag Queen Bingo. Stop in and browse around and have a great cup of coffee!

Traverse City:
SIDETRAXX (231-935-1666), are having a “RED, WHITE & BLUE Celebration” on Saturday, July 1st thru Tuesday, July 4th Independence Day stop in and find out all the details. Also its National Cherry Festival in Traverse City from Saturday, July 1st thru Saturday, July 8th with a Grand Finale Party at Sidetraxx!   

ILLINOIS

 Chicago:
2nd STORY (312-923-9536), here it is summer in the city, I hope everyone made it thru PRIDE MONTH, I hear there was a few casualties, but they did recovered. Second Story always has the strongest, cheapest drinks in town, and with plenty of party people hanging out all times of the day and night. It has always been popular with the shoppers, and after work crowd, and those late night revelers. Stop in and cruise and have a few drinks, and you might get lucky!

TOUCHE (773-465-7400), check out what’s happen at Chicago’s Premiere Leather Bar at ToucheChicago.com

LEATHER64TEN (773-508-0900), wants you to celebrate your PRIDE with all your leather needs purchased at Leather64ten with FREE shipping @ WWW.LEATHER64TEN.COM also if you’re in Chicago stop it 6410 N. Clark St. and see what’s on display, there is leather attire for both men and women.


That’s it for this issue! Our next deadline is Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 for our Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 issue, and you can contact me at AuntieM4doro@aol.com! Email me your upcoming events today!