This Week in ATLRetro, June 5-11, 2017

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Shake a tail feather in ATLRetro and come see what we’ve dug up just for you this week!

Monday, June 5

Get your ‘80s adventure fix and catch a free screening of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at City Winery at 7pm! Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay: Wonder Woman, presented by NerdLanta and getting nerdy the first Monday of every month! Get your Bond fix at The Plaza Theater’s screening of Lewis Gilbert’s THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977), through June 8! The Alpharetta Branch Library sends you to court with a screening of Robert Benton’s KRAMER VS. KRAMER (1979) at 10:30am! Get the blues with Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! 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!

Tuesday, June 6

Rock out with Ann Wilson (Heart) at the Buckhead Theatre! Rock out with Nest Egg, Hidden Ritual and A Drug Called Tradition at The Earl! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Bobby Whitlock (Derek & the Dominos) and CoCo Carmel! Make your way to City Winery for a night with Bernard “Pretty” Purdie! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! The Entertainment Crackers get bluesy with their folksy Americana at Blind Willie’s! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!


Wednesday, June 7

TCM Big Screen Classics celebrates the 45th Anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s classic THE GODFATHER (1972) 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); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); Regal Atlantic Station 18; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Suzy Bogguss pays tribute to Merle Haggard at Eddie’s Attic! Get funky and groove on down to City Winery for a taste of Bumpin the Mango! Get criminal and make your way to the Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth) screening of Don Siegel’s DIRTY HARRY (1971) at 7:15pm! Get the blues with the Cody Matlock Band at Blind Willie’s! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with Burris and the Jack Jones Quartet, followed by The Gordon Vernick Quartet! 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, June 8

Make your way to Criminal Records for  an in store signing and Q&A panel with David J (Bauhaus/Love and Rockets)! Folk rock it up with The Avett Brothers at the Fox Theatre! Rock out with the Eric Johnson Electric Band at the Variety Playhouse! The Split Squad rocks out at The Earl with Dressy Bessy! The Ghost Wolves rock out at Smith’s Olde Bar with Foxtrot & The Getdown and The Bantam Breaks! Atlantic Station’s Movies in Central Park continues with a free screening of Andrew DavisTHE FUGITIVE (1993) at dusk! The Madrid Express keeps the music alive in memory of Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton at The Vista Room! Suzy Bogguss pays tribute to Merle Haggard at Eddie’s Attic! Get your Americana fix with Bay Station at the Red Light Café! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night of tunes with the Knotty Boys and tasty 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 down with Kristen & The Honey Badgers at Blind Willie’s! 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, June 9

Rev on down to The Star Bar for a night with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho-Devilles and the Cigar Store Indians! Get your old-school game fix at the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo 2017 featuring pinball machines, arcade games, consoles and more! And you won’t want to miss the Y’allywood Southern-Fried Film Fest, all running through June 11 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel! Get groovy with Yacht Rock Schooner’s Summer Sunsets at Park Tavern! Catch a screening of Gene Kelly/Stanley Donen’s SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) with a live accompaniment by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Atlanta Symphony Hall (8pm)! Spend the night with Bond, James Bond at SCADShow’s screening of Guy Hamilton’s GOLDFINGER (1964) at 7pm! Boogie down with the boys as Sadie Hawkins presents: The Men’s Room Quarterly at the Red Light Café! Get brassy with the Wasted Potential Brass Band at the Northside Tavern! Get fuzzed out at The Earl with the White Reaper and The Buzzards of Fuzz! Get rootsy with The Subdudes at City Winery! Get jazzy and funk on down to Venkman’s for The JAZZ of Prince: A Night of Prince’s Jazz-Funk Compositions! Rock out with Captain Trips & The Sunstroke Serenaders at The Vista Room! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Wild Wing Café in Dunwoody! “George Hughley & The Shadows dish out the blues at Blind Willie’s! 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, June 10

Haunt on down to the Historic Oakland Cemetery for Tunes from the Tombs 2017 (12p – 8pm), featuring 3 retro-tastic stages of live music! The Mailchimp Main Stages gets down with Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband, Cadillac Jones, Secondhand Swagger, Delta Moon and Tinsley Ellis (paying tribute to Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton)! Shakin’ on the Creative Loafing Atlanta Stage will be The Atlanta Rock n’ Roll All Stars, Dang Dang Dang, Blake Rainey & His Demons, Spencer Garn & The Diamond Street Players, Bad Spell and Five Eight! And you won’t want to miss the Bell Tower Porte-Cochere Stage featuring Octave, Little Country Giants, the Wasted Potential Brass Band and Kool Kat Amy Pike with the Bonaventure Quartet! It’s tribute night at The Star Bar, so rock on down for a night with Clashinista and The Cherry Bomb! Make your way to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s Prince 80s Music Video Dance Party: Purple Edition! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring a screening of Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (2012) at 10:30am and Hayao Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984) at 1pm! Funk it up with a twist with Zydefunk at the Northside Tavern! Get Hip to be Smooth at the The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s tribute to Huey Lewis & The News and Hall & Oates! Catch an encore screening of Gene Kelly/Stanley Donen’s SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) with a live accompaniment by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Atlanta Symphony Hall (8pm)! Get countrified at Venkman’s during their Chicken Pickin’ Brunch with Dusty Roads followed by an encore presentation of The JAZZ of Prince: A Night of Prince’s Jazz-Funk Compositions! House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows dish out the blues at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, June 11

Get your gypsy jazz fix at Venkman’s with The Hot Club of Atlanta! Make your way to the Infinite Energy Center for a night with Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears! Catch a screening of Victor Fleming’s classic, GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) at the Fox Theatre! TCM Big Screen Classics brings Billy Wilder’s SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) to 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); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Boogie on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for Sadie HawkinsElectric Glitterland Rock ‘n’ Roll Cabaret! Or make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring an encore screening of Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (2012) at 10:30am and Hayao Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984) at 1pm! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

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!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

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!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

 

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