A monthly wrap up of who’s having what LGBTQ events and celebrations, in and around Metraland Detroit - online and in each month's issue to be found at the bars, clubs and other businesses around town.
February 25, 2017, 8:15pm-2am at UFO Factory - usually fourth Thursdays Dinner + Movie: 8:15pm Martin Walz's 'Killer Condom' (103min, 1996); Music - Exploratory Disco with Spencer LaRue; Midnight Freamon Barney Von Chavous performs LIVE as Barbarellaman! Hot Disco/ Warm Bodies/ Cold Drinks. No cover all night + half-off Laika Dog prices.
March 24, 2017 at Menjo's Complex/ R&R Saloon. Hosted by Natalie Cole, with Brian Rodeo and El Ross. Raffle for the 2nd Annual Motown Awards tickets. Starring Golden Girls: Samantha Brazil, Memorex, Mafia.com, Lady T Tempest, Jeynce Mizahri, Renee Peters, Tracy Quarterman, Dalylah Desmond, Gayla Grace, Dominiqe Alexis Polo, Nickki Stevens and Fantasya Dior. See more events at:
April 27-30, 2017. Last year at Host hotel Dunes Resort, 333 Blue Star Highway, Douglas, MI. Events have included: Kinky Buffet, Judges/ Contestant Introductions, Pool Cookout, Mr Michigan Leather contest, cocktail parties, 2-day vendor mart, workshops, Victory Party + afterhours, Country-Western T-dance. See updates:
June 3, 2017, 1-4pm. Neighborhood pride events. Street festival on W Nine Mile Rd, events and activities throughout the week. Ferndale Chamber's 5k rainbow run, 2k Fun Run, Rosie O' Grady's Sun morning drag show, Ferndale's bars/ clubs' parties + food and shopping. Attracts 10,000 - 15,000 participants yearly; join the fun, show your LGBTQA pride and love.
June 10-11, 2107. Annual Pride festivities at Hart Plaza in downtown Motor City, with Sunday noon parade, riverside festival, five stages of live entertainment, beer garden, picnic, and more. See more info at their facebook pages and website:
August 6, 2017 (TBC), from 11am, in Windsor Ontario. PARADE beginning at 888 Goyeau St at Elliott Ave then north on Ouellette Ave, crossing Riverside Dr to Dieppe Gardens through Downtown Windsor. Ending up at Riverfront Festival Plaza for the festival in Downtown Windsor with entertainment stage, food and vendors. See website for updates and other events throughout the year:
Late August, 2017 (TBC). The Saturday Pride Parade steps off at noon from Adado Riverfront Park, continuing through Downtown Lansing, to end in front of the state Capitol Building - with contingents from around the state, floats, vehicles, walkers, entertainment and much more. Festival to follow 2-10pm with stage entertainment. See website for updates:
October 6-8, 2017. The 32nd annual MIC bowling tournament at The Super Bowl, 45100 Ford Rd, Canton, MI, Events typically include: Friday Inside Out Day. Saturday Team Spirit. Sunday Flashback Casual Banquet/ Flashback Fancy. See website for updates: