This Week in ATLRetro, Sept. 18-24, 2017

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Rock out in ATLRetro This Week! Come see what we’ve found for you!

Monday, September 18

Catch a screening of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/6pm [AMC Phipps Plaza 14; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and AMC Dine-In North Point Mall 12 (Alpharetta)] through Sept. 21! 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! Get your roots and soul fix with Brandon Reeves at Blind Willie’s! 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, September 19

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Terrence MalickTHE THIN RED LINE (1998) at 7pm! Rock out with The Golden Pelicans, Nag, Skin Jobs, and Harmacy at 529! Get old-timey with The Cactus Blossoms at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for a screening of Mike Judge’s OFFICE SPACE (1999) ‘during their  Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Funk it up with Voodoo Visionary at City Winery! Get your old-timey Americana fix with Isaac Smith, Kyle Lacy & The Harlem River Noise and Kool Kat Caleb & The Gents at Smith’s Olde Bar! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Star Bar with Lydia Loveless and Devon Gilfillian! Make your way to Terminal West for a night with Deer Tick! Get down with the Poverty Level Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! It’s a night of foot stompin’ Americana with the Boo Hoo Ramblers at Blind Willie’s! 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 DJ Quasi Mandisco’s 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, September 20

It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Star Bar with Lydia Loveless and Nikki & The Phantom Callers! Spend the night with David Ryan Harris at Eddie’s Attic! Phone home and get intergalactic as TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 35th Anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s E.T.THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) at theatres across Atlanta, 2pm/7pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth); AMC Avenue Forsyth 12 (Cumming); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! Make your way to the Buckhead Theatre for a night with Hanson. Get funky and groove on down to City Winery for a taste of Bumpin the Mango! Emory Cinematheque continues their Resist Fascism Series with a screening of Ernst Lubitsch’s TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942) at 7:30pm! Make your way to 529 for a night with Pony League and The High Divers! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for an encore screening of Mike Judge’s OFFICE SPACE (1999) ‘during their  Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Get the rockin’ blues with the Cazanovas at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Art Holliday, Inc. boogies down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Spend the night with The Prestage Brothers 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 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, September 21

Take a walk down the “Dead Carpet” for the inaugural Women in Horror Film Festival brought to you by Festival Directors Kool Kat Vanessa Ionta Wright (RAINY SEASON) and Samantha Kolesnik, killing it through Sept. 24 at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta SW in Peachtree City, featuring a horrorific lineup of shorts and feature-length films (keep your eyes peeled for our Kool Kat interview with film judge and local filmmaker, Dayna Noffke), panels, vendors and special guests including Heather Langenkamp (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), Amanda Wyss (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET/BETTER OFF DEAD), Marianne Maddalena (SCREAM), Lynn Lowry (CAT PEOPLE/THE CRAZIES), Trina Parks (DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER) and more! The Melvins rock out at the Masquerade! Or rock out with Gunpowder Gray, The Blood Royale, Moth Face, and Timmy James & The Blue Flames at The Star Bar! Stomp on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for a night with Blood on the Harp, Justin Hylton and Jason Waller! Funk it up with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the Tabernacle! Get down and dirty at The Clermont Lounge with Forsaken Profits, We Want Blood, The Break and Resident One! Live long and prosper and celebrate 35 years of Nicholas Meyer’s STAR TREK II: WRATH OF KHAN (1982) at theatres across Atlanta, 2pm/7pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Regal Mall of Georgia 20 Plus Imax (Buford); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Spend the night with Jake Clemons at City Winery! Get the blues with the Cody Matlock Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get your old-time country fix with Jimmy Webb at Eddie’s Attic! Gutter folk it up with Zale, Gas Hound, Greco, and Bellbreakers at The Earl! Lilly Hiatt at Smith’s Olde Bar! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so rock on down to Trader Vic’s for a night of island tunes and tasty cocktails! Get down and dirty with The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! 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, September 22

It’s Day 2 of the Women in Horror Film Festival, so come on down and get your horror fix with a helluva lot of killer films, genre panels and more! Get funky with The New Orleans Suspects at City Winery! Hogarth it up and catch a screening of Brian Bird’s THE IRON GIANT (1999) at SCADShow at 7pm! Hop across the pond to Avondale Towne Cinema for a night of Beatles ’67 with Kenny Howes & Friends! Celebrate 60 years of Stax Records with Kool Kat Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics at The Vista Room! Get in the chamber and rock out with 2CELLOS and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Chastain Park! Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles revs it up with The Rocketz at The Star Bar! Kool Kat Talloolah Love, DJ Doctor Q and company get to swingin’ with their Speakeasy ElectroSwing Atlanta at the Red Light Café! Funk it up with The Charles Walker Band and Cadillac Jones at Venkman’s! The Temptations and The Four Tops dish out a night of classic soul and rock ‘n’ roll at Cobb Energy Center! Get to the root of it all with the Donna Hopkins Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get the old-school blues with the Juke Joint Dukes at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Mulligan Brothers folk it up at the Red Clay Theatre! Funk it up with Dumpstaphunk and Naughty Professor at Terminal West! The Shadows bring down the house at Blind Willie’s! Get down with Stoney Brooks at Northside Tavern! 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 23

Day 3 of the Women in Horror Film Festival brings you SFX make-up panels and workshops, a meet and greet with Trina Parks, and blocks of killer films! Get hell-bent and rock on down to the Masquerade for Slaughter Que 2017, featuring a full carnival midway, sinfully delicious food and rockin’ live tunes! Or slink on down to EAV for the 2017 EAV Strut, featuring local food, an artist’s market and retro-tastic tunes with Big Brutus, The Cherry Bomb, Chickens and Pigs, Dusty Roads, DOT.S, Front Porch Session Players, Highriders, Low Valley Hearts, Mark and Lady Outlaw, Paralyzer, Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband and more! Rock out during the EAV Strut’s After Party at The Earl with Red Sea, Adron and Kenneth Kenito Murray! Or get old-timey at the Atlanta History Center for the Fall Folklife Festival! Blues it up at the Wolf Creek Amphitheatre with An Evening Under the Stars Blues Festival featuring Anthony Hamilton and Tank! Spend the night with Adam Ant at the Variety Playhouse! Haunt on down to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Music Video Dance Party featuring Goth, dark 80s and more! Rock out retro-style with The Western Sizzlers and the Chris Massey Band at Avondale Towne Cinema! Rock on down to The Star Bar for a night with El Scorcho, Nameless Nameless and Hyperspace! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Sugarcane Jane dishes out a night of Americana at Serenbe’s Oak Room! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Eliot Bronson, Caroline Aiken, Michelle Malone and Dede Vogt! Get down with The Scissormen at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get the blues with Ron Cooley & The Hard Times at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jazz it up with Francine Reed at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, September 24

It’s your last chance to get terror-fied at the Women in Horror Film Festival, so come on out and get your horror movie fix! Rock out with 1916, The Muckers and Battlefield Collective at The Earl! Get your vinyl fix during The Atlanta Record & CD Show at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center, from 10am – 4pm! Rock out with TESLA at Atlanta Symphony Hall! GKids presents a Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984) at theatres across Atlanta at 12:55pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Studio Movie Grill’s (Duluth); and Regal Mall of Georgia 20 Plus Imax (Buford)]! Or make your way to Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville) and help celebrate 30 years of Oliver Stone’s WALL STREET (1987) at 2pm/7pm! Mandi Strachota dishes out the blues at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Make your way to Park Tavern’s Sunset Sessions featuring Ron Gallo, Kool Kats Gringo Star and Shantih Shantih! Get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Get intergalactic with Wicket: The Musical at Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, geeking it up through Oct. 7!

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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