This Week in ATLRetro, Feb. 27-Mar. 5, 2017

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Take a peek at what we’ve dug up for you This Week in ATLRetro!

Monday, February 27

Make your way to the Tabernacle for Sting’s 57th and 9th Tour! Catch a screening of Billy Wilder’s DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! Get some soul with Lake Street Dive and Joey Dosik at the Variety Playhouse! Brandon Reeves dishes out a night of roots ‘n’ soul at Blind Willie’s! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, February 28

Cult writer Joe R. Lansdale signs his newest release in his HAP AND LEONARD series, RUSTY PUPPY, at Eagle Eye Books at 7pm! Get your circus shenanigan fix at the Red Light Café with the Tinderbox Circus Sideshow and more! Make your way to Blind Willie’s for Mardi Gras with Bob Page! Party it up with a Fat Tuesday Extravaganza at The Vista Room! Landmark Midtown Art Cinema kills it with their Noir Film Classics Series with a screening of Roman Polanski’s CHINATOWN (1974) at 7pm! Rock out with Agent Orange, Guttermouth, The Queers and Atom Age at The Earl! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Or come down to the Little Vinyl Lounge for Kenny’s Record Club featuring Kenny Howes dishin’ out Ringo Starr’s “Blast From Your Past”! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, March 1

Grab your favorite droogs and catch a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) at 7:15pm! Make your way to the Variety Playhouse for the Southern Soul Assembly, featuring JJ Grey, Luther Dickinson, Anders Osborne and Marc Broussard! Spend the evening with Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge at The Earl! Bluegrass it up at The Vista Room with The Vista Stringband! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with the Big Mean Sound Machine and the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra! Make your way to Emory Cinematheque’s screening of Anthony Mann’s MEN IN WAR (1957) at 7:30pm as part of the UCLA Film & Television Archive Festival of Preservation Tour! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! The Star Bar gets down with their Okie Dokie Karaoke, every Wednesday at 9pm! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, March 2

Get funkadelic with George Clinton & P-Funk with Gurufish at the Buckhead Theatre! Cineprov returns to The Plaza Theater and kills it with an undead riffing of George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) at 7:45pm! Rock on down to The Earl for a night with JD McPherson! Make your way to Venkman’s for a night with Yacht Rock Revue performing The Beatles’ “Abbey Road”! Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck & the Piedmont Playboys get down at Eddie’s Attic! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café for their Bluegrass Pickin’ Party! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a couple cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, March 3

Get criminal at SCADShow’s screening of Martin Scorsese’s GOODFELLAS (1990) at 7pm! Folk it up with Cory Branan and Ben Trickey at The Earl! It’s R.E.M. Night at Eddie’s Attic! Eighties it up with Saved by the Band at Venkman’s! Get artsy at the High Museum with “A Curatorial Conversation on Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art, 1915-1950” at 7pm! Celebrate 21 years of rock with PARADOCS at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater’s Rocky Horror Pub Crawl 2, featuring a costume contest, a screening of  Jim Sharman’s THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) and more, at 7pm! The Masquerade gets mischievous and metal with Suicidal Tendencies, Crowbar and Havok! Get bizarre with filmmaker Kool Kat Brian Lonano and Video Video Nasty’s “Sad Stonewash!” event at JavaVino! Make your way to the Red Light Café for a night with Greg Presmanes!

Saturday, March 4

Honkytonk it up with Kool Kat Caroline & The Ramblers and Kool Kat Spike Fullerton with the Ghost Riders Car Club at Kavarna! That 1 Guy dishes out a night of future funk ‘n’ experimental jazzy goodness all in a one-man-band at Eddie’s Attic! Get dark and rock out with The Saturation, James Hall & The Steady Wicked and Shadowland at The Star Bar! Glam it up with PINUPS and The Backyardbirds at Avondale Towne Cinema! Rock out with Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes at the Buckhead Theatre! Rock out at The Earl with Clashinista (Clash tribute), Cadillac Jones and Jupiter Watts! The Park Tavern dishes out a full day of the Big Easy with their Oyster Crawfish Festival featuring live tunes by Kool Kat Fred Leblanc with Cowboy Mouth, Gurufish and the Atlanta Brass Connection! Get some New Orleans funk with The Mar-Tans at Venkman’s! Get rootsy with Delta Moon at The Vista Room! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, March 5

Catch a screening of Joseph L. MankiewiczALL ABOUT EVE (1950) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]; Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)! Get hellacious and rock out with Overkill at the Variety Playhouse! Get folksy with Mouths of Babes at Eddie’s Attic! And get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!


Get haunted Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Fox Theatre, running through March 5! (LAST CHANCE!)

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm!

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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