This Week in ATLRetro, April 9-15, 2018

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, April 9

Get jazzy with The Baylor Project at City Winery! 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!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! Blues it up with Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a night with Larry Griffith!

Tuesday, April 10

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their new Classics Series with a screening of Ingmar Bergman’s PERSONA (1966) at 7pm! Jimmy Vaughan & The Tilt-A-Whirl Band get the blues at City Winery! Spend the night with Kyle Cook (Matchbox Twenty) and The Goodbye Girls at Eddie’s Attic! Get saucy and let Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South spice up your evening with their Tease Tuesday Burlesque: April Showers event, shakin’ it up at the Red Light Café! Get some psychedelic soul with Kalu & The Electric Joint at Terminal West! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! JT Speed gets down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! 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! Blind Willie’s dishes out a night of rockin’ blues with the Redstone Ramblers! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, April 11

Get campy and catch a screening of Mike NicholsBIRDCAGE (1996) presented by WUSSY MAG at The Plaza Theater at 8pm (doors at 7pm)! Or boogie down with a screening of John Badham’s SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (1977) during Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Get experimental and rock out with Pinkish Black, Blacksage and Dead Register at The Earl! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country! Or hang out with the Pink Ladies as TCM Classics presents a 4oth Anniversary screening of Randal Kleiser’s GREASE (1978) at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/7pm [Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta); 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); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Folk it up with Tyrone Wells and Gabe Dixon at City Winery! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue, The Novel Ideas and Forlorn Strangers! Get jazzy with the Isaac Eady Quartet at the Elliott Street Pub! Art Hollidays gets down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get hardcore with Madball at the Masquerade! Spend the night with Brian Revels, Von Strantz & Native Land and The Hot Hearts at The Star Bar! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) presents a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) at 7:15pm! Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo gets the blues at Blind Willie’s! Get the rockin’ blues with The Cazanovas at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! 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, April 12

Yacht Rock Revue presents “Forever ‘78” dishing out classics from 1978 at Venkman’s! Rock out at The Highlander with Howiestein and Mister Wilson’s Over the Edge Record Party! The 42nd Annual Atlanta Film Festival kicks off and will be presenting films across Atlanta through April 22! Rock out with Burning Itch at The Star Bar! Or rock on down to Terminal West for Yo La Tengo! Get your Americana fix with The Oh Hellos and Faye Webster at the Variety Playhouse! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre gets criminal with their who-done-it Murder at The Strand event, killing it through April 15! Get saxxy with Euge Groove at Suite Food Lounge! Get traditional with Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas at Eddie’s Attic! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes and killer island cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get the blues with The Shadows 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, April 13

Get hellacious at the Mule Camp Tavern in Gainesville and celebrate Friday the 13th with Kool Kats The Casket Creatures, Vices of Vanity and DIE 985! Funk it up at Venkman’s with the Atlanta Funk Society! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema brings back their annual Studio Ghibli Series with screenings of Hayao Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984) and SPIRITED AWAY (2005)! Candlebox delivers an acoustic duo at City Winery! Get countrified with Alabama at the Fox Theatre! Get groovy with The Commodores and Bogey & The Viceroy at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre in Peachtree City! Get your ‘60s and ‘70s rock ‘n ‘ roll fix with The Rainmen at the Red Light Café during their Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party! Bush invade the Tabernacle! Get down with The Dirty Guv’Nahs at the Variety Playhouse! Get sludgy with The Weeks and Blank Range at The Earl! The Shut-Ups get new wavy at 529! Conjure up a killer night with ATL CRAFT’s screening of Anna Biller’s throwback to ‘60s horror and Technicolor films, THE LOVE WITCH (2016) at 7:3opm! Make your way to the Rialto Center for the Arts for a little mayhem and sexual intrigue as they present Stephen Sondheim’s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC through April 15! Get down with Michelle Malone at The Vista Room! Make your way to the Northside Tavern for a night with the Tyler Neal Band! John Nemeth gets the rockin’ blues at Blind Willie’s! Get the blues with Little G. Weevil 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, April 14

Surf on down to Kavarna as Kool Kat Chad Shivers and Southern Surf Stomp! presents a rockin’ night with Eddie Angel (Los Straightjackets), The Surge! and Kool Kat Caroline & The Ramblers! Brunch it up with Rodeo Twister at Venkman’s! The BadAsh AllStar Team brings you Women Rock Jam II at Avondale Towne Cinema! Venkman’s presents New Sensation: The Music of INXS! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at The Wing Café & Tap House in Marietta! Or boogie down ‘80s-style with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his ‘80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party at Amsterdam Atlanta! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their annual Studio Ghibli Series with screenings of Hayao Miyazaki’s HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (2005) and PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997)! Make your way to the Crimson Moon Café for a night with The Texas KGB! Funk it up with Cadillac Jones at The Earl! Boogie woogie on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for Little Joey’s Jumpin’ Jive! Get countrified with Alabama at the Fox Theatre! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley and Wonky Tonk! Rock out in Decatur during the Amplify Decatur Music Festival featuring The Lone Bellow, The Jayhawks, Amanda Shires, Parker Millsap and Dwayne Shivers! The Fab Faux pay tribute to The Beatles at the Tabernacle! Peruse the ghostly sights while picking up a plant or two at the Historic Oakland Cemetery Spring Plant Sale! Get mischievous and rock out at The Highlander’s 26th Anniversary Party! Take a walk down Sesame Street and catch a screening of David LaMattina and Chad N. Walker’s documentary I AM BIG BIRD (2014) at the Center for Puppetry Arts at 7pm! Souper Farm dishes out a Bohemian feast and a screening of Stanley Tucci’s BIG NIGHT (1996) at 7pm! Or hang out with the Pink Ladies as TCM Classics presents a 4oth Anniversary screening of Randal Kleiser’s GREASE (1978) at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm [Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta); 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); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Sandra Hall & The Shadows get bluesy at Blind Willie’s! Get the blues with Bill Sheffield followed by Lola at the Northside Tavern! 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, April 15

The Atlanta Film Festival presents a 25th Anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s JURASSIC PARK (1993) at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History at 6:30pm! Yacht Rock Revue goes UNPLUGGED at Venkman’s! Polka on down to the Tabernacle for a night with Weird Al Yankovic! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their annual Studio Ghibli Series with screenings of Hayao Miyazaki’s MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988) and KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989)! Folk it up with Loudon Wainwright III at City Winery! The Quinn Masonry Trio jazzes it up at the Elliott Street Pub! Get countrified with Alabama at the Fox Theatre! The Decemberists dish out a night of Baroque pop at The Roxy! It’s a night of jailbreak Americana with MIPSO at Terminal West! Travel through time and catch a screening of Robert ZemeckisBACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) during Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner! And get the rockin’ blues with Fatback Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

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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