This Week in ATLRetro, March 5-11, 2018

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Spring into ATLRetro and come see all the shakin’ shenanigans we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, March 5

Dan Call of The Villains gets acoustic at Eddie’s Attic! Get bizarre and catch a screening of Masaaki Yuasa’s cult classic MIND GAME (2004) at The Plaza Theater through March 8! Get down with Clark Ashton at Blind Willies! 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! 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, March 6

Universal Pictures Presents a screening of Jim Henson/Frank Oz’ THE DARK CRYSTAL (1982) at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/7pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; 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); Regal Mall of Georgia 20 Plus Imax (Buford); AMC Dine-In North Point Mall 12 (Alpharetta); and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Folk rock it up with Graham Nash at City Winery! Get New Orleans jazzy with Ben Jaffe (Preservation Hall Jazz Band) and Jake Decker at Eddie’s Attic! Gray & The Bad Boys get down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Blind Willies gets the blues with Bill Sheffield! 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 Little 5 Points Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more, with a salute to Stevie Wonder! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, March 7

The Dropkick Murphys get mischievous at The Roxy! Get criminal and familial with a screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s THE GODFATHER (1972) during Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series at 2:30pm/7:30pm! KOLARS dish out a night of space blues and glamabilly with Escondido at Aisle 5! Spend the night with John Foreman at Center Stage! Fiddle on down to the Red Clay Theatre for The Mark O’Connor Band! Get trippy with Bonobo at the Variety Playhouse! Zeshan B dishes out a night of soul at Vinyl! Stomp on down to The Star Bar for the Todd Prusin Experience with special guests Suspended Animation! Jazz it up with the Sal Gentile Trio at the Elliott Street Pub! Get the blues with Ike Stubblefield at Avondale Towne Cinema! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Or blues it up with Blues Hearts at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the rockin’ blues with The Cazanovas at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet and Long Horn! Blues it up with Bob Page at Blind Willies! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up a night of acoustic 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 8

Get your ‘80s punk fix with a special screening of Ian McFarland’s documentary, THE GODFATHERS OF HARDCORE (2017) followed by a Q&A with Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma (Agnostic Front) with Director Ian McFarland at 7pm!  Make your way to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for their Brickyard Blues Pre-Party! Beyond the Pale dishes out a night of funky Klezmer bluegrass ‘n’ reggae at City Winery!  Rev on down to the Clermont Lounge for a night with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club! Folk it up with Trout Steak Revival and Billy Strings at Eddie’s Attic! Slippery When Wet pays tribute to Bon Jovi at MadLife Stage & Studios! Get creepy and kooky and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Jerry’s Habima Theatre with their presentation of THE ADAMS FAMILY, through March 11! Get folk jazzy with George Winston at the Variety Playhouse! The “Ladies of ‘60s SoulKeisha and Kourtney Jackson get down at Venkman’s! Get your rock ‘n’ roll fix with Vista Kicks, Camera Box and Youth as Gold at Vinyl! Spend the night with Elohim at the Masquerade! ABBA on down to the Aurora Theatre for their presentation of MAMMA MIA! Running through April 22! Or make your way to Out Front Theatre Company for their performance of BUYER AND CELLAR, running through March 22! Make your way to The Star Bar for a night with The Ain’t Sisters, The Titos, Moloq and the Dround Hounds! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get groovy with Coast Guard and some killer island cocktails! Larry Griffith gets down at Blind Willies! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! 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 9

Get jazzy and shimmy on down to the Red Light Café as Speakeasy Electro Swing brings you The Royal Court of Jazz, paying tribute to the Jazz legends of history, featuring Kool Kat Talloolah Love, Kook Kat Lola LeSoleil and more! Rock out with Timmy James & The Blue Flames, The Scragglers and Dang Dang Dang at The Star Bar! Spend the night with Tom Green at City Winery! Get to the root of it all Texas-style with Lee Roy Parnell at the Crimson Moon Café! Celtic rock on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Enter the Haggis and Eliot Bronson! Make your way to the Fernbank Museum’s Fernbank After Dark: Microbes & Microbrews event featuring live tunes by Chelsea Shag! Slippery When Wet pays tribute to Bon Jovi for a second night at MadLife Stage & Studios! Folk it up with Shawn Mullins at the Red Clay Theatre! It’s a night of hellacious ‘90s goth with Nightwish at the Tabernacle! Spend the night with Little Tybee and The Reign of Kindo at Terminal West! Spend the night with Bianca Del Rio at the Variety Playhouse! Groove on down to Venkman’s for a night with the Good Times Brass Band and Moontower! The Horizon Theatre Company presents FREAKY FRIDAY: A NEW MUSICAL, through April 22! Get folksy celtic-style with Celtic Woman Homecoming at the Fox Theatre! Boogie on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for a night with Lisa Von Osch and their Women’s Disco Night! Or learn a move or two during the Brickyard Blues 2018 blues dance workshop! Get the rockin’ blues with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows at Blind Willies! Get the blues with Bill Sheffield at the Northside Tavern! Get the blues with Sly Dog at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! 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, March 10

Get nostalgic and make your way to the Atlanta Marriott Century Center for Toylanta 2018! Get some rockin’ soul with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and The Gartrells, Bad Spell and The Whips at The Star Bar! Make your way to the West Community Café and delve into works of Creative Resistance featuring Heroic Black Imagery in all forms of art with Kool Kat Balogun Ojetade during his From the Black Panthers to Black Panther event! Get Afro-funked at Venkman’s during their Tribute to Hugh Masekela! Get nostalgic with Public Access T.V., Honduras and Willie Bleeding at The Earl! Blacksmith it up during the Iron & Anvil Artist’s Alley at Ironmonger Brewing Company in Marietta! Experience Kat Cunning in the raw at Center Stage! Make your way to Get Scene Studios for the 2018 Essential Theatre Celebration, celebrating their 20th Anniversary! Get groovy with W8ing4UFOs and The Artifactual String Unit at Kavarna! Stomp on down to Darwin’s Burgers & Blues for a night with Heather Luttrell! Rock out with Tommy Stinson (The Replacements) and Chip Roberts at 529! City Winery gets folksy with Marc Cohn! Get stoner-rocked with Dead Meadow at The Drunken Unicorn! For a rockin’ night of the bizarre catch That 1 Guy and Eliot Bronson at Eddie’s Attic! Spend the night with Kaki King at the Ferst Center! Rock out with Darling Machine, Stonefist and Still Warning at The Highlander! Almost Billy Joel pays tribute at MadLife Stage & Studios! Thrash on down to the Masquerade for a night with Exodus, Municipal Waste, and Death of Kings! Folk it up with Shawn Mullins at the Red Clay Theatre! Tony Levitas & The Levitations dish out a night of retro rock at Tin Roof Cantina! Get classically rocked with PARADOCS at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Spend the night with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willies! Blues it up with Sammy Blue and Nate Nelson at the Northside Tavern! Get some soul with Herman Hitson at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, March 11

Get retro and make your way to 97 Estoria for Georgia Vintage GoodsVintage & Handmade Pop-Up, from 12-6pm! Get down to the High Museum for their Free Second Sunday event! Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt revs it up acoustic-style at Porterdale Bar! Get heavy with Sabaton and Kreator at the Buckhead Theatre! City Winery gets folksy with Marc Cohn! Spend the night with Mike Love at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out with Propagandhi at the Masquerade! Jam out with Tony B at the Red Light Café! Funk it up with the Atlanta Funk Society at the Elliott Street Pub! Rock out with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

Ongoing

Make your way to Out Front Theatre Company for their performance of BUYER AND CELLAR, running through March 22!

Get the blues with Ike Stubblefield at Avondale Towne Cinema, every Wednesday until March 28!

Learn some history with the Gwinnett Parks Foundation’s Historic Walking Tours every Saturday through April 21!

ABBA on down to the Aurora Theatre for their presentation of MAMMA MIA! Running through April 22!

The Horizon Theatre Company presents FREAKY FRIDAY: A NEW MUSICAL, through April 22!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every firsts Wednesday of the month!

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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