This is the last issue for 2017, our New Year issue and the beginning of our January 2018 publications. Metra has some big changes coming in the New Year that we think will be most beneficial to our advertisers, ourselves, and community. Stay abreast of all the changes with Metra Magazine, by going online at www.metramagazine.com or metramag@aol.com and on Facebook also in the meantime let’s see who is doing what in Metraland.

MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor:

NECTO
(734-994-5436), Sunday, December 31st 2017 its “2018 NEW YEAR’S EVE” with complimentary party favors, Live Countdown, and a Balloon Drop. Booth/Bottle Service, Champagne /Line Skip {VIP} Email VIP@Necto.com limited space/21+ TICKETS} available at Necto.com an early bird sales online. Featuring the TOP 40 Dance House} DJ Hardy, Nick Donovan, MC Yoda. DJ DIGIMARK} 80’s 9o’s & 2000’s in the Red Room. Tickets available at the doors, (pm 4am/18+ Party/ 21+ drink.

Detroit:

ADAMS APPLE (313-240-8482)

BODY ZONE (313-366-9663), on Sunday, December 31st it’s a “NEW YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA” with thousands of dollars in cash and prize giveaways! They also have their regular events on Saturday, December 23th its “COLLEGE NIGHT” with $5 lockers for those 18-25 yrs old. Friday, January 12th it’s the “BLACK OUT PARTY” where whatever happens in the dark stays in the dark. Then on Saturday, January 20th it’s their “LEATHER NIGHT” with $5 lockers for members in Chaps or Harness. Make BZone a stop for your Holiday partying. Private Gay Health Club 18 & over and you must have proper ID to enter: current Drivers License, State ID, or Passport. Located at 1617 E. McNichols @ I-75 in Detroit. Well lit, secured, guarded parking lot. 

BRIGGS DETROIT (313-656-4820), on Sunday, December 24th from 6pm – 11:59pm its “Christmas Eve Jammies” Don your onesies, jammers, snuggles or whatever you wear to lounge around in, for their Annual “SNUGGLEFEST”, and when it’s time to go home you can just crawl into bed. They are open on Christmas Day!   Then on Sunday, December 31st its “NEW YEARS EVE FUNHOUSE” and we’re sending in the clowns, with fun and games for all, and a Bourbon Toast at midnight. 21 and over, no cover with ID! On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 thru Sunday, January 24th, 2018 it’s the premiere of the series “VERSACE: ACS” and the details of his life before he was assassinated. Starring Ricky Martin, and Ricky Martin naked! The staff at Briggs was captured with the preview of the duct tape sex hood! 


CLUB GOLD COAST
& SIN in Detroit (313-366-6135), presents on Sunday, December 31st its “NEW YEARS EVE 2018” with sexy Gold Coast Dancers ALL Night Long! Also Crystal Harding & Kourtney Breeze will perform at 11:30pm & 12:30am. There will be a $3.00 COVER before 10pm and $5 COVER after! Drink specials and giveaways ALL night long, and open until 4AM! Come and party your asses off!

ESCAPE BOOKSTORE (313-336-6558), will be open for their regular business hours for the Holidays, Monday – Saturday 10am – midnight. Sundays: noon 10pm.

HAYLOFT SALOON (313-581-8913), where everyone is welcome would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays. They’ll be open Christmas Eve from 2pm until midnight, and Christmas Day from 5pm until 2am.  Then come over and join them NEW YEARS EVE on Sunday, December 31st with Hors d’oeuvres, Champagne Toast at midnight, and a complimentary buffet. Come and ring in the New Year with friends and great party people.

MENJO’S (313-863-3934), presents on Saturday, December 23rd “SEXY SANTA CONTEST” come down and shake and strut your Kringles for cash. Seasonal beers and shots will be going on all night long. Sunday, December 31st its “NEW YEARS EVE: 2018” they will be having a complex wide party with a Midnight cash balloon drop inside Menjo’s also a Champagne midnight toast and party favors.

Douglas:
DUNES RESORT (269-857-1401), will have a “NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION” set on two dates Sunday, December 31st and Monday, January 1st.  Come ring in the New Year with them! DJ Doug will be spinning New Year’s Eve starting at 9pm and be sure to stick around for “ICED TEA” on Monday from 4 – 9pm.

Ferndale:
SOHO (248-542-7646), should have some kind of Holiday party going on. As of this printing they haven’t up dated their information on their Facebook page. Happy Holidays guys and have a Happy New Year!

Grand Rapids:

The APARTMENT (616-451-0815), presents a “Christmas Eve UGLY Sweater Contest” with the lovely Miss Jasinya Sanchez will be your host for the contest and judging time will come later as they will close at midnight for the Holiday. 
  Then on Sunday, December 31st the Apartment Lounge’s “NEW YEARS EVE PARTY” it will be the best party in Grand Rapids, $8 cover, free Hors D’oeuvres appetizers, at 10pm, also party favors, hats and a Champagne toast at midnight with fun and a great time for all, bring in 2018 in the Apartment style!

Lansing:

SPIRAL (517-371-3221), presents Club Kids “GALAXY BALL” New Years Eve hosted by Asio Aviance Sunday, December 31st 8pm – 4am with Drag Performances, a Photo Booth, Gogos, Shot Boys, and a Champagne Toast at midnight. 18+ welcome $10 for 21+, $15 for 18-20. Plan on making this your stop for New Years Eve!

Pontiac:
LIBERTY BAR (248-758-0771), on Sunday, December 31st NEW YEAR’S EVE the bar opens at 7pm with karaoke, a buffet style food display for donations going to local charities for the Gay community also a GLBTQ raffles all night long for chances to win prizes and gift baskets.  Then on February 16th – 18th, 2018 its “Mr. Liberty Leather” Friday will be a Meet and Greet, Saturday is the contest, and Sunday will be a Victory brunch. So, come and join the fun and check out all the Leathermen, and mavens.

Royal Oak:
PRONTO’S (248-544-7900), AFTER FAMILY: Sunday, December 24th Christmas Eve open until 12am. AFTER PARTY: Monday, December 25th Christmas Day open until 2am. $5 ALL ABSOLUT

Traverse City:
SIDETRAXX (231-935-1666) come and unwind after a day with the family, open 5pm – 2am Monday, December 25th “CHRISTMAS DAY” open 7 days a week at 5pm with Happy Hour 5pm – 9pm every day.

ILLINOIS

 Chicago:
SECOND STORY (312-923-9536), just what they need more damn holidays at Second Story, It’s not that they party to much but it’s no stop, with Christmas and New Years it’s a double whammy, and I mean double delicious cheap strong drinks, and a endless party. So, if you want a great time, you can take your chances partying at Second Story this Holiday season where it’s always a great time to be had. 

TOUCHE (773-465-7400), will have on Saturday, December 30th “RIPE PARTY” with Hot GoGo Dudes.   Then on Sunday, December 31st “41st. BLACK & BLUE: New Years Evecontest and prizes with a buffet, party favors, Champagne toast and lights out at midnight. DJ Harry T. Tickets are $10 at the bar and they’re going fast. On Monday, January 1st 2018 “HUNGOVER & HORNY” Beer Bust with $1 Bud/Bud Light drafts ALL DAY. College Bowl games, FREE Chicago RED HOTS and Movie Night at 7pm in the Club Room, also “FULL MOON PARTY” starting at 10pm with a shoot the moon contest at midnight!   LEATHER64TEN (773-508-0900), will have a “UNDERWEAR PARTY’ every 3rd Saturday hosted by The Hole at the Jackhammer Complex on January  20th and February 17th, 2018 with host Teri Yaki and $200 in cash prizes, they’ll have a FREE clothing check, and the Underwear Contest starts at 1am at Jackhammers. 

That’s it for this YEAR! Our next deadline is Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 for our Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 issue, and you can contact me at AuntieM4doro@aol.com! Email me your upcoming events today!