This Week in ATLRetro, May 7-13, 2018

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

This Week in ATLRetro is the bee’s knees! Come see what’s buzzin’ in ATLRetro!

Monday, May 7

Rock out with Fu Manchu and Mos Generator at Vinyl! The Plaza Theater presents a screening of Samuel D. Pollard’s documentary, MAYNARD (2017) about the life and times of the first black mayor of Atlanta, through May 13! Spend the night with Kris Kristofferson at City Winery! Sophie Fiennes’ dynamic documentary GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI (2017) screens at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema (see our Retro Review here), through May 10! Indie rock on down to Terminal West for a night with Calexico and Ryley Walker! 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 Bill Sheffield 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 for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, May 8

Swing on by Eddie’s Attic for a night with The Hot Club of Cowtown! Get a second helping of Kris Kristofferson at City Winery! Spend the night with Clay Harper (The Coolies) at Avondale Towne Cinema! Get sultry 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: May Flowers event, shakin’ it up at the Red Light Café! Get old-timey with Ol’ GoForth at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get down with Barrelhouse Bob Page 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 Little 5 Points 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, May 9

Get horrorfied and Scream Queen it up with a screening of Wes Craven’s SCREAM (1996) presented by WUSSY MAG at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! West Coast swing on by Dancing4Fun Studio Atlanta for Jake Haning’s 6-week beginner West Coast Swing Class! Get a laugh and catch a screening of Terry Gilliam’s comedy classic MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975) during Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Bossa nova on down to Center Stage for a night with Natalia LaFourcade! Will Hoge dishes out a night of Americana at City Winery! Catch a double feature of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING (1980) and Rodney Ascher’s ROOM 237 (2013) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event at 10pm! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents Leonard Bernstein’s 1956 Broadway show CANDIDE! Make your way to ‘30s Paris with a screening of Blake Edwards’ VICTOR/VICTORIA (1982) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) at 7:15pm! Darwin’s Burgers & Blues gets down with their Blues Jam! Get rootsy with Joe McGuinness at Blind Willie’s! Or blues it up with Frankie’s Blues Mission at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! 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 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, May 10

Get heavy and rock out with LUICIDAL (original Suicidal Tendencies line-up) at The Drunken Unicorn! Make your way to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their Experimental Puppetry Theatre, through May 13! Spend the night with Anita Baker at the Fox Theatre! Rock on down to The Earl for a night with Easter Island, Twin Studies, Oryx and Crake and Palm Sunday! It’s a night of Appalachian honky tonk at Eddie’s Attic with Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters and Lindsay Lou! Rock out at The Highlander with DJ Howiestein and Mister Wilson’s Over the Edge Record Party! Patty Griffin dishes out a night of Americana at the Red Clay Theatre! Rock out ‘70s-style with Mark Michelson and Skyballs at the Red Light Café! Folk it up with Saintseneca at Terminal West! The Atlanta Latin Jazz Orchestra gets down at Venkman’s! Get some soul with Hustle Souls at The Vista Room! Get old-timey at Smith’s Olde Bar with The Waymores, Few Miles South and the Caroline Keller Band! Nitty gritty it up with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Rider’s Car Club at the Clermont Lounge! Cody Matlock & the Mothership get down at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes and killer island cocktails! Get the rockin’ blues with The Cazanovas at Blind Willie’s! 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, May 11

Get in the zone cause it’s National Twilight Zone Day! Rock on down to The Star Bar for their Twilight Zone Rock Night featuring The Last Chance Riders, Flashback Flash and Useless Against! Get old-timey with The Swingin’ Saddle Cats and Back in the Saddle at Kavarna! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho-Devilles at Rosati’s in Cumming! Rock out at 529 with Beitthemeans, Kool Kat Adam McIntyre and The Pinx, JohnDenverDeathPlane and Pearl Bottom Radio! Smithsonian’s alter-ego Roxonian plays Roxy Music at Venkman’s! Get rocked with Kamelot, Delain and Battle Beast at Center Stage! A night of hilarity ensues as Kevin Nealon takes the stage at City Winery! Get folksy with Shawn Mullins at the Crimson Moon Café! Boogie down with JP Soars & The Red Hots at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Folk it up with Cicada Rhythm, The Amigos and The Titos at The Earl! Spend the night with Pat McGee, Sara Rachele, Steve Forbert and Jesse Bardwell at Eddie’s Attic! Get mischevious with Dirty Rotten Revenge, The Subservients, Kool Kats The Joy Kills and Forsaken Profits at The Highlander! Patty Griffin dishes out a night of Americana at the Red Clay Theatre! Juliana Finch and Total Babe dish out a night of Southern feminist folk rock at the Red Light Café! Buckethead rocks out at the Variety Playhouse! Rock out with Thunderp*ssy at Vinyl! It’s ‘90s tribute night at The Vista Room with El Scorcho (Weezer) and Siamese Dream (Smashing Pumpkins)! Spend the night with Anita Baker at the Fox Theatre! Smith’s Olde Bar rocks out with a tribute night featuring Stone Tribute Pilots, Suck on Primus, Devomatix and Junkhead! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents Leonard Bernstein’s 1956 Broadway show CANDIDE! Geek it up with MC Chris at Soundbar! Atlanta Ballet presents Bach to Broadway at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center! Get bluesy with Stoney Brooks at Northside Tavern! Blind Willie’s gets down with a night with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows! JT Speed gets down 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, May 12

Kitty Rose & The Ramblers rev it up at Big Tex! Kool Kat Rich Desantis and The Street Fighting Band pay tribute to The Rolling Stones at the Red Clay Theatre! Baroque pop it up with Jump Little Children at Terminal West! Garage rock out with King Tuff at The Earl! Boogie down at The Star Bar during their ‘80s Dance Party with DJ Kahle! Or head on over to The Basement for their ‘90s and ‘00s Dance Party! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents Leonard Bernstein’s 1956 Broadway show CANDIDE! Make your way to Avondale Towne Cinema for their One Hit Wonder Jam! A night of hilarity ensues as Kevin Nealon takes the stage at City Winery! Get rocked with Radio Cult at CasAgave in Sandy Springs! The Highlander rocks out with The Muckers, Cold Heart Canyon, Kyle Troop & The Heretics and Nick Ferrero (Hudson Falcons)! SCADShow takes you to the Shire with a LORD OF THE RINGS triple feature of Peter Jackson’s THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001); THE TWO TOWERS (2002); and THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003), starting at 12pm! Spend the night with The Prestage Brothers at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Matilda’s Art & Music gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Venkman’s screens Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989) during their Princess Brunch, followed by The REMakes later that night! Get folksy with Shawn Mullins at the Crimson Moon Café! Ron Cooley & The Hard Times get down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola!  Spend the night with Big Bill Morganfield at Blind Willie’s! 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, May 13

It’s a night of southern gothic rock ‘n’ honky tonk at The Earl with Jenny Don’t and The Spurs and Nikki & The Phantom Callers! Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes acoustic ‘n’ solo at the Porterdale Bar & Grill! Grab Mommie Eearest and make your way to the Historic Oakland Cemetery for their Mother’s Day edition of Love Stories of Oakland! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a screening of Billy Wilder’s SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/7pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Celebrate Mother’s Day with a little jazz at City Winery with Julie Dexter and Kebbi Williams, followed by a night of rock with Graham Parker! Get folksy with Shawn Mullins at the Crimson Moon Café! Spend the night with The Pussywillows at Eddie’s Attic! Get funky with The Get Right Band and Marquee Mayfield at Park Tavern! Spend the night with Anita Baker at the Fox Theatre! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents Leonard Bernstein’s 1956 Broadway show CANDIDE! Make your way to the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre for a night with Bill Bellamy and Chante Moore! Run for the hills with a screening of Robert Wise’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) during Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Jam it up Mother-style at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner! And get the rockin’ blues with Garrett Collins at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents Leonard Bernstein’s 1956 Broadway show CANDIDE, through May 20!

Noni’s Bar & Deli hosts their Cinema Paradiso film event, screening two films beginning at 10pm, through May 31!

Get really retro at the Georgia Renaissance Festival, jousting through June 4!

Emory Arts presents their exhibition The Dream Machine: The Beat Generation & the Counterculture, 1940-1975 in the Schatten Gallery, through June 17!

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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