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Detroit and Lansing Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Detroit and Lansing areas, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Pride on the Canadian Side
Windsor-Essex Pride Fest 2016

August 7, 2016, 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:
LGBTQ events in Lansing Michigan
Michigan Pride 2016

August 26-27, 2016. 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:
Friendly disco lounge hosted by Geoffrey LaRue & Bill Spencer
Suck It After Dark

September 10, 2016, at Leland City Club. Usually at UFO Factory most fourth Thursdays. DJs Charles Trees, Ben Saginaw, Geoffrey LaRue, Lee Payne, Bill Spencer, Scott Zacharias. Quarterly Afterhours For Homosexuals and Friends. Hot Disco/ Warm Bodies/ Cold Drinks. $5 all night.
Legends never die .... Detroit's epic dive bar.... on the Alley
The R&R Grand Opening Night

September 16, 2016 at R&R/ Menjo's. New bar with select treasures from old R&R; several past employees include the one and only Billy! Guest host: Sexy Super Stud Cutler X (all 11 inches) - a wild/ sweaty jockstrap party all night - jocks by Detroit GT + end of night auction of Cutler's jock, clothes check, DJ Kiley, Jack+Donald serving booze; hot ass man-on-man action.
CLAW Leather Expo 8

September 16-18, 2016 at Olympus Theater. Testosterone-filled leather hotness: Michigan's Biggest Annual Leather Event, Claw Leather Expo 8 Buy/Sell/Trade! Parties and activities across entire Menjo's complex including the Olympus theater, open-air enclosed patios plus the grand opening of the NEW R&R Bar. Host hotel: Quality Inn, 30900 Van Dyke Rd, Warren.
MML XXI Election Night
Mr Michigan Leather Weekend 2016

September 23-25, 2016. Host hotel Dunes Resort,  333 Blue Star Highway, Douglas, MI. Previous years' 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.
Columbus Day Weekend
Motown Invitational Classic

October 7-9, 2016. The 31st annual MIC bowling tournament at The Super Bowl, 45100 Ford Rd, Canton, MI, Events include: Friday Inside Out Day. Saturday Team Spirit. Sunday Flashback Casual Banquet/ Flashback Fancy. See website for updates:
A Friendly Neighborhood Vibe
Ferndale Pride Street Fair 2017

June 3, 2017 (TBC), 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.
Entertainment, artisans, food and drinks
Motor City Pride 2017

June 10-11, 2107 (TBC). 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:
38th Annual
Metra Picnic 2017

July 16, 2017 (TBC), annual picnic 10am-8pm at Salt River Park. Music, entertainment, BBQs & grills welcome, top DJs, food vendors, or BYO food  & drinks, shows, dancers, games. See website for more on 2016 event plans: