This Weekend in Retro Atlanta, Sept. 23-25, 2016

Friday, September 23

The spook season has a killer kick off with Netherworld Haunted House’s horrorific 20th season opening this weekend Netherworld(23rd/24th), and then nightly beginning October 1! SCADFilm presents a screening of Amy Heckerling’s ‘80s classic, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982) at SCADShow at 6:30pm followed by a Q&A with Amy Heckerling! Heads will be rolling at Synchronicity Theatre during opening night of Howard Brenton’s ANNE BOLEYN, running through Oct. 16! Rock out with Yacht Rock Revue at Park Tavern’s 2016 Summer Sunsets Season Finale! Make your way to AMC Phipps Plaza 14 for a special “Quote-Along” screening of Terry Gilliam/Terry JonesMONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975) at 9:30pm! Get down and dirty with Whiskey Dixie and The Muckers at Red Light Café! Make your way to The Earl for a night with the Kansas Bible Company, Sidney Eloise & The Palms and more! Rock out with Veiny Hands, Black Linen and Mattiel at The Star Bar! Rock out with our upcoming Kool Kats Cowboy Mouth at The Loft! Reggae it up with John Brown’s Body and Roots of a Rebellion at the Masquerade! Gov’t Mule rocks out at the Tabernacle! Venkman’s gets ILLin-N-CHILIn with the music of the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers! Honkytonk it up with Kool Kat Caroline & The Ramblers, The Waymores and the 9:35’s at the Avondale Towne Cinema! Get down with the Rockin’ Dirty Revue at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Rock out under the dinosaurs with The Highbeams at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s Martinis and IMAX event! Make your way to Blind Willie’s for a night with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, September 24

9.24MasqueradeSlink on down to EAV for the 2016 EAV Strut, featuring local food, an artist’s market and retro-tastic tunes with Chelsea Shag, Zale, Future Babes, Netherglades, Book of Colors, Flamingo Shadow, Doesin, Cold Heart Canyon, DOT.S, Get Damned, Kool Kats Joy Kills, Midnight Larks and more! SCADShow presents a killer screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO (1960) at 7pm! Make your way to the Center for Puppetry Arts for Jim Henson’s 80th Birthday Celebration, featuring tours and special screenings of his series THE STORYTELLER (1987) and FARSCAPE (1999)! Get mischievous and rock on down to the Masquerade for Slaughter QUE 2016, featuring sideshow shenanigans, a midway with games and prizes, a helluva lot of BBQ and rockin’ tunes with LAZER/WULF, Beitthemeans, Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters and more! Get experimental and electronic at The Earl with Clock DVA, Pyramid Club and Kool Kat VJ Anthony! Skank on down to City Winery for a night with Kool Kat Reverend Andy and the Southern Ska Syndicate! ATL Collective revives Dolly Parton’s “JOLENE” at Eddie’s Attic! Beer meets history at the Historic Oakland Cemetery with their Malts & Vaults event! Inch your way to The Plaza Theater for the first ever HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (2001) Pub Crawl at 7pm, ending with a screening of John Cameron Mitchell’s rock theatre hit, and so much more! Get your horror punk fix at The Pointe in Conyers with DDC and Kool Kats The Casket Creatures! It’s a night of fantasy and time travel at The 9.24PointePlaza Theater with their screening of Terry Gilliam’s TIME BANDITS (1981)! Or make your way to AMC Phipps Plaza 14 for a special “Quote-Along” screening of Terry Gilliam/Terry JonesMONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975) at 9:30pm! Mark Michelson & Friends presents their Muscle Shoals Jam at the Red Light Café! Get folksy with Raven and Red at Venkman’s, then stay for The REMakes, paying tribute to R.E.M! Catch the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema’s Animated Classics series screening of Don Bluth’s THE SECRET OF NIMH (1982) at 11am! Get rocked ‘60s-‘70s-style with the Rainmen at Avondale Towne Cinema! Get your classic western fix with Back in the Saddle at the Red Clay Theatre! Smith’s Olde Bar delivers a night of rockin’ cover bands with Nameless Nameless, The Cherry Bombs and The Buzzards of Fuzz! Funk it up with Big Sam’s Funky Nation at Terminal West! Get down with the Juke Joint Jukes at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Blues it up with Selwyn Birchwood at Blind Willie’s! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, September 25

9.25Rock out with the Violent Femmes at the Buckhead Theatre! Celebrate 20 years of The Righteous Room at their 20th Anniversary Party, from 11am to 5pm! Catch a screening of Phil Aldon Robinson’s FIELD OF DREAMS (1989) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) at 2pm! Get the blues with Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! Get your ‘90s French death metal fix with Gojira and Tesseract at the Tabernacle! Get yer Gypsy Western Swing fix with Django Earnhardt at Venkman’s! It’s your last chance to catch the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema’s Animated Classics series screening of Don Bluth’s THE SECRET OF NIMH (1982) at 11am! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And get the rockin’ blues with Snake Legs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

7 Stages gets mischievous with their presentation of Bertolt Brecht’s classical musical, THE THREE PENNY OPERA, running through Sept. 24 (LAST CHANCE!)

Heads are rolling at Synchronicity Theatre’s presentation of Howard Brenton’s ANNE BOLEYN, running through Oct. 16!

The Michael C. Carlos Museum presents their “Doorway to an Enlightened World” exhibit, running through Nov. 27!

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

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