This Week in ATLRetro, June 12-18, 2017

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro this week!

Monday, June 12

The Alpharetta Branch Library presents a screening of Richard BrooksCAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958) at 10:30am! 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 as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, June 13

Let Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South help you get to jumpin’ with their Tease Tuesday Burlesque: June is Jumpin’ event, shakin’ it up at the Red Light Café! Get hunted at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s screening of John McTiernan’s PREDATOR (1987) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Nitty gritty it up at 529 with Gunpowder Gray, Illegal Drugs and GT! Get the rockin’ blues with Little Hurricane at The Earl! Get jazzy with Deb Bowman at The Regent Cocktail Club! Get freaky and celebrate 20 years of the Cut Throat Freak Show at Swayze’s! Boogie down with Kolars, The Sh-Booms and Sash the Bash at Vinyl! Jam out with Dead & Company at Lakewood Amphitheatre! Folk it up with Joan Shelley and Jake Xerxes Fussells at Eddie’s Attic! 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! Get down and dirty with Gray & The Bad Boys at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, June 14

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)]! Rock out with The Murder Junkies, The Mentors and Rotten Stitches at 529! Get hunted at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s encore screening of John McTiernan’s PREDATOR (1987) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Rock out with the Garrison Blagg Band at The Regent Cocktail Club! The Hollidays deliver a night of rhythm ‘n’ soul and rock ‘n’ roll at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with 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 15

Get your beach boogie on as RiffTrax LIVE presents a Summer Shorts Beach Party at theatres across Atlanta at 8pm [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 your indie 90s fix with Edwin McCain at City Winery! Or get geeky with Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Cobb Energy Center! Folk it up with Kelly McFarling and John Elliot at Eddie’s Attic! Atlantic Station’s Movies in Central Park continues with a free screening of Penelope SpheerisTHE LITTLE RASCALS (1994) at dusk! Or catch a free screening of Robert ZemeckisBACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) at Town Brookhaven’s Movies on the Town event at dusk! Rock out with Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Andrew Leahey and the Homestead and Nobody’s Darlings at Smith’s Olde Bar! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night of rockin’ island tunes 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 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 16

Surf on down to The Star Bar as Kool Kat Chad Shivers and Southern Surf Stomp! presents The Blair-Pongracic Band, The Mystery Men? and The Surge! Rock out with The Producers and The REMakes at the Variety Playhouse! Get some soul with ATL Collective as they perform Marvin Gaye’s “WHAT’S GOING ON” at Terminal West! The Plaza Theater kicks off their Clint Eastwood Film Festival, running through June 22, with screenings of Ted Post’s HANG ‘EM HIGH (1968) at 5pm, Eastwood’s PLAY MISTY FOR ME (1971) at 7:30pm and Don Siegel’s DIRTY HARRY (1971) at 9:30pm! Make your way to Avondale Towne Cinema for a night with Escape Vehicle, the Honeysliders and Daybreaker! Get the blues with Mike Lowery and Rev. Freakchild at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Or blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a night with Deja Blues! Faith Carmichael dishes out a night of saucy jazz at the High Museum! Stomp on down to The Vista Room for a night with Donna Hopkins and Voodoo Visionary! Diesel Filling Station, home of many a cool retro shindig has a birthday coming up, so come on out and celebrate during their 9 Year Anniversary Party! Make your way to the Northside Tavern for a night with Stoney Brooks! 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 17

Swing on down and shimmy it up Shakespeare-style with DJ Doctor Q and Speak Easy Electro Swing Atlanta’s “A Midsummer Night’s Speakeasy” at the Red Light Café featuring Kool Kat Talloolah Love, Candy LeCouer, Flame Cynders and more! The Plaza Theater continues their Clint Eastwood Film Festival with screenings of Ted Post’s HANG ‘EM HIGH (1968) at 2:30pm, Don Siegel’s THE BEGUILED (1971) at 5:10pm and Eastwood’s UNFORGIVEN (1992) at 9:30pm! Rock out with Natural Velvet, Shepherds and more at 529! Avondale Towne Cinema dishes out a night of rock ‘n’ roll in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of “The Summer of Love” with The Rainmen and Kitten Fontaine! Put on your dancin’ shoes and make your way to Chastain Park for a night with the Gipsy Kings! Bluegrass it up at City Winery with the Packway Handle Band and Cicada Rhythm! It’s a night of blues ‘n’ swampfunk with The Rockin’ Jake Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get down with The Rockaholics at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Masquerade dishes out a night of garage pop with The Regrettes and Stef Chura! Spend the night with James McMurtry and Jonny Burke at the Variety Playhouse! Psyche rock it up with Black P*ssy, B.S.O.L and Timmy James & The Blue Flames at The Star Bar! Spend the night with The Skylarks at Kavarna! Departure pays tribute to Journey at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring a screening of Isao Takahata’s GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (1993) at 10:30am and Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY (2001) at 1pm! Come celebrate Juneteenth at the Historic Oakland Cemetery featuring tours, storytelling and more! Make your way to the Elliott Street Pub for Pop-Up Palooza featuring live music, artists and vendors! Jazz it up as Atlanta Freedom Bands present “Gershwin!” at North Atlanta High School! Get the rockin’ blues with The Cazanovas at the Northside Tavern! Bluegrass it up at Venkman’s during their Chicken Pickin’ Brunch with Banjolicious! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, June 18

Jazz it up with Norman Connors at City Winery! Or get your bluesy jazz fix with Francine Reed and Lily Windwood at Eddie’s Attic! Kool Kat Brooks Mason and The Georgia Flood funk it up at the Park Tavern The Plaza Theater dishes out more of their Clint Eastwood Film Festival with screenings of Eastwood’s GRAN TORINO (2008) at 1pm, Eastwood’s UNFORGIVEN (1992) at 3:30pm, Sergio Leone’s FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (1967) at 6pm, Don Siegel’s DIRTY HARRY (1971) at 7:30pm, and Sergio Leone’s THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1967) at 8:30pm! Or make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring encore screenings of Isao Takahata’s GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (1993) at 10:30am and Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY (2001) at 1pm! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And get the blues with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

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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