This Week in ATLRetro, Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2017

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Forget the horrorific daily grind and take a peek at what we have in store for you Kool Kiddies! Let ATLRetro fill you with a week’s worth of swingin’ good times; from vintage, fuzzed out rock ‘n’ roll to bloody fangtastic films to steamy burlesque to classic cinema galore! It’ll be a bloody good time, so get out and get Retro!

Monday, October 30

Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 dishes out a horrorific good time with a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING (1980) at 7pm/10pm! Or catch a screening of John Huston’s THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA (1964) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! Rock out with the Craig Brown Band, Nikki & The Phantom Callers and Big Brutus at The Earl! Get folksy with Slaid Cleaves at Eddie’s Attic! Funk it up at City Winery with their Rick James vs. Michael Jackson vs. Prince showdown! Rock out with The Movielife at the Masquerade! Eighties it up at 529’s New Wave Halloween Dance Party! 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! Blues it up with Paul John Barry at Blind Willie’s! GKids Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 with a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY (2001) at theatres across Atlanta at 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); Studio Movie Grill (Duluth); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! 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 night with Larry Griffith!

Tuesday, October 31

IT IS FINALLY HERE! Get mischievous all you miscreants, spooks and ghouls! Pull out your ghastly costumes and get spooky and see what gory galas Retro Atlanta has in store for you, and don’t forget to check out our Haunted & Hellacious Halloween Guide 2017! Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their killer “A Dish Best Served Cold” Classics Series with a screening of David Hartman’s PHANTASM (1979) at 7pm! Roll—roll–roll in the hay with a screening of Mel BrooksYOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern, as part of their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Murder, mayhem and blood-thirsty plants invade Atlanta with screenings of Frank OzLITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986), The Director’s Cut at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/7pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 dishes out a horrorific good time with a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING (1980) at 7pm/10pm! The Red Light Café dishes out a folksy Halloween frenzy with Shayne Goss of Fairshake, Clint Grizzly and more! The Fox Theatre dishes out a spooktacular time as they haunt it up during their annual Fox Theatre Ghost Tours, chilling your bones! Get hellacious and creep on down to Six Flags’ Fright Fest and experience Kool Kat Shane Morton’s spooktacular haunted house, Madeline Mendoza’s Casa De Meurte! Make your way to Lithia Springs for Containment Haunted House, a multi-media immersive theatrical horror experience, terrifying through Nov. 4! Be the Headless Horseman’s next victim and get your bones chilled at Serenbe Playhouse’s thrilling presentation of their immersive spooky attraction and show, THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE, haunting through Nov. 5! Get to stompin’ with The Ghost of Paul Revere at Eddie’s Attic! Get ghoulish and make your way to Halloween at Krog Street Market, with trick-or-treating and costume contests! City Winery transforms into Studio 54 during Clubesque’s Halloween Show! Time-Warp it up at theatres across Atlanta with screenings of Jim Sharman’s THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at 10pm [AMC Classic North Dekalb 16; AMC Classic Snellville 12; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and AMC Classic Mansell Crossing 14 (Alpharetta)], and The Plaza Theater. And you won’t want to miss The Plaza’s screening of Alexandre O. Philippe’s 78/52 (2017), in-depth documentary about PSYCHO’s iconic shower scene (through Nov. 2)!

Get intergalactic with Nik Turner’s Hawkwind and Hedersleben at The Earl! Spend the night with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats at the Coca-Cola Roxy! Get the rockin’ blues with two helpings of Anders Osborne & Jackie Greene at City Winery! Get down with JT Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! 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! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, November 1

Get your Harry Dean Stanton fix with Videodrome’s screening of Alex CoxREPO MAN (1984) at 529 at 4pm followed by folksy shenanigans with Loudermilk & Moon! Spook it up at the Historic Oakland Cemetery during their Grave Diggers BOOze After Dark event! Celebrate the dead during All Saints Day with L5P’s All Souls Altars & Parade of the Dead! Get down with The English Beat at the Masquerade! Make your way to the Fox Theatre for an evening with Bob Dylan! Roll—roll–roll in the hay with an encore screening of Mel BrooksYOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern, as part of their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Or catch a screening of Orson Welles’ classic CITIZEN KANE (1941) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) at 7:15pm! Spend the night with Blitzen Trapper at The Earl! Rock out with The Social Animals at Eddie’s Attic! Make you way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with the Trashcan Sinatras! Swing on by Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings! Get some soul and rock ‘n’ roll with JD McPherson at Terminal West! GKids Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 with a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY (2001) at theatres across Atlanta at 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); Studio Movie Grill (Duluth); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Raise a ruckus with Cody Matlock at Blind Willie’s! Emory Cinematheque continues their Resist Fascism Series with a screening of Volker Schlondorff’s THE TIN DRUM (1979) at 7:30pm! 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, November 2

Get monstrous and join in on the fun as CINEPROV riff’s Bill L. Norton’s GARGOYLES (1972) at The Plaza Theater at 7:30pm! Boogie on down to The Star Bar for the Chomp & Stomp Preview Show and get a taste of the West King Stringband, the Georgia Mountain Stringband, The Muleskinner Macqueen Trio, Honeywood and more! Get countrified with The Lone Bellow and The Wild Reeds at the Variety Playhouse! Get revived with Parker Gispert (The Whigs) at Eddie’s Attic! Funk it up and rock out with Living Colour with Derek Day at The Loft! Rock on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for their Rock4Relief event featuring The Dammages, Kitty Rose & The Ramblers, The Tiger Kings and The Benders! Sweet Betty & The Shadows get the blues at Blind Willie’s!  It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for some rockin’ island tunes and a couple of 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, November 3

Kool Kat Blair Crimmins & The Hookers dish out a night of prohibition pandemonium at Venkman’s! Rock out with Nikki & The Phantom Callers, Art School Jocks, Lucis Flux at The Star Bar! Abbey Road Live! presents A Night to Imagine at the Buckhead Theatre! Avondale Towne Cinema gets retrotastic with Virginia Plane, Casper & The Cookies and Cortez Garza! It’s a weekend of magical fantasy with CONjuration 2017, being held at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center, through Nov. 5! Cross the pond and spend the evening with The Blackyardbirds at the Red Light Café! Get down with Big Bill Morganfield at Blind Willie’s! Get the old school blues with Albert White at Northside Tavern! Time-Warp it up 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, November 4

Raise a ruckus as Cabbagetown dishes out its annual old-time hootenanny during the Chomp & Stomp Chili Cookoff & Bluegrass Festival, featuring a day chock full of raucous bluegrass shenanigans with Control Burn, West King Stringband, Smokey’s Farmland Band, The Vista Stringband, The Plate Scrapers, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Arlo Finch, the Front Porch Session Players, The Muleskinner Macqueen Trio, Peachtree Station, W8ING4UFOs, Sugar Lime Blue, Slim Chance & The Convicts, Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband, Georgia Mountain Stringband, Leah Calvert, Honeywood, the Packway Handle Trio and more! Or rumble on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for a Rockabilly Uprising with Kitty Rose & The Ramblers, Atomic Boogie and The Sideburners! Stomp on down to City Winery for a night with Los Lobos and T. Hardy Morris! Make your way to the Little Vinyl Lounge (The Star Bar) for Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s ANT LODGE Vol. 4 starring The Hills and The Holler, Forbidden Waves, The Compartmentalizationalists and more! The Marshall Tucker Band rocks out at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to Buford Highway/Northeast Plaza for their Dia De Los Muertos Festival and Parade at 5pm! Boogie on down to the KSU Museum of History & Holocaust Education for the 10th Annual 1940s Swing Dance! Get ghastly and sail on down to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center for a performance of THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, running through Nov. 12! Rock out with the Subsonics, the Midnight Larks and A Drug Called Tradition at The Earl! Get the blues with the Randall Bramblett Band at The Vista Room! Or get strange with The Dirty Doors at MadLife Stage & Studios! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for a night with Kool Kat Mary Strawberry and more! Rock out with Michelle Malone and Five Eight at Eddie’s Attic! Walk like an Egyptian on down to the Basement for their Heyday ‘80s Dance Party! Yacht Rock Schooner dishes out a night of Steely Dan at Venkman’s! Blind Willie’s gets down and dirty with Sandra Hall & The Shadows! Rock out and pay tribute to The Allman Brothers with Tribute at Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, November 5

Stomp on down to City Winery for a second helping of Los Lobos and T. Hardy Morris! Get a little taste of history at the Historic Oakland Cemetery with their From Moses to Maynard: Oakland’s Legacy of Atlanta Mayors event! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

Ongoing

Get hellacious and creep on down to Six Flags’ Fright Fest and experience Kool Kat Shane Morton’s spooktacular haunted house, Madeline Mendoza’s Casa De Meurte, weekends through Oct. 31! (LAST CHANCE!)

The Fox Theatre dishes out a spooktacular time as they haunt it up during their annual Fox Theatre Ghost Tours, bone chilling through Oct. 31! (LAST CHANCE!)

Get terrified at Sinister Suites Haunted Hotel in Griffin, GA, spooking through Oct. 31! (LAST CHANCE!)

Haunt on down to Norcross for Netherworld Haunted House’s horrorific 21st season, gorrifying through Nov. 1! (LAST CHANCE!)

A little blood splatter never hurt ya, so trek on down to Carrolton, GA for a helluva lot of haunted hillbillies ‘n’ dead rednecks at Camp Blood, horrifying through Oct. 31! (LAST CHANCE!)

Make your way to Lithia Springs for Containment Haunted House, a multi-media immersive theatrical horror experience, terrifying through Nov. 4! (LAST CHANCE!)

Be the Headless Horseman’s next victim and get your bones chilled at Serenbe Playhouse’s thrilling presentation of their immersive spooky attraction and show, THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE, haunting through Nov. 5! (LAST CHANCE!)

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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