This Week in ATLRetro, June 11-17, 2018

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see all the shakin’ shenanigans we’ve dug up for you in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, June 11

A special feature-length Director’s Cut of DOCTOR WHO: GENESIS OF THE DALEKS (1975) screens at theatres across Atlanta at 7pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Get down with Roy Akers and Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective at City Winery! Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement as they bring back their Drink & Draw event, hosted by Jon Waterhouse ! Catch a screening of Melvin Van PeeblesSWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG (1971), through June 13 at The Plaza Theater, or catch a screening of Samuel D. Pollard’s documentary, MAYNARD (2017) about the life and times of the first black mayor of Atlanta, through June 14! Fathom Events presents a wild double feature with screenings of Joe Johnston’s JUMANJI (1995), followed by Jake Kasdan’s JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (2017) at theatres across Atlanta at 6:30pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! 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!” Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up at Blind Willies! 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, June 12

Have a bloody fantastic time as The Atlanta Opera presents SWEENEY TODD at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm! Get sizzlin’ with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South as they spice up your evening with their Tease Tuesday Burlesque: June is Jumpin’ event, shakin’ it up at the Red Light Café! Get down with Roy Akers and Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective at City Winery! Spend the night with David Ryan Harris at Eddie’s Attic! Angelo Moore (Fishbone) & The Brand New Step funk it up at the Masquerade! Gomez brings their Bring It On 20th Anniversary Tour to the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to The Bakery as they bring you a night of dark electro retrotastic goodness featuring Kool Kat Russ Marshalek and A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, Frisky Monkey and Dreaming Shadows! Embrace your childhood and make your way to the Alliance Theater for their presentation of WINNIE-THE-POOH, a musical based on the stories of A.A. Milne, running through July 8! Get old-timey with Ol’ GoForth at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Make your way to Blind Willie’s for their Tribute to Freddie King! 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! Gray & The Bad Boys get down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, June 13

Get your apocalyptic garbage fix and catch a screening of Rachel Talalay’s TANK GIRL (1995) presented by WUSSY MAG at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! Spend the night with Peter Mayer (Coral Reefer Band) and Brendan Mayer at City Winery! Doo-wop on down to The Earl for a night with La Luz, Timothy Eerie and Midnight Larks! Rock out with Kip Winger at Eddie’s Attic! Funk it up with the Charles Walker Band and Wasted Potential Brass Band at Smith’s Olde Bar! Catch Stephen Stills and Judy Collins at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Joe Pytka’s SPACE JAM (1996) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Or follow the yellow brick road down to the Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) for a screening of Victor Fleming’s THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) at 7:15pm! Catch a double feature of Duwayne Dunham’s HOMEWARD BOUND (1993) and Mary Lambert’s PET SEMATARY (1989) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Get rocked with The Wild Hares at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the Chicago/West Coast blues with the Electromatics at Blind Willie’s! 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, June 14

Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club dish out a hot night at the Clermont Lounge! A night of hilarity ensues as RIFFTRAX LIVE presents David WintersSPACE MUTINY (1988) at theatres across Atlanta at 8pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Scott Thompson (Kids in the Hall) brings The Buddy Cole Monologues to City Winery! Spend the night with MyFever, The Underhill Family Orchestra and Cloudland at The Earl! Get folksy with Charlie Mars at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out at The Highlander with DJ Howiestein and Mister Wilson’s Over the Edge Record Party! Folk it up with Vilai Harrington & The Hamptones, Dead King Cotton and Nathan Evans Fox at the Red Light Café! Or get folk rocked with the Michigan Rattlers and A Wild Frontier at Smith’s Olde Bar! Marty Manous rocks out at Solis Two Porsche Drive!  Boogie down to Venkman’s for a night with Atlanta Latin Jazz Orchestra! Catch The Gatherers at the Masquerade! Catch the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra free at Piedmont Park at 7:30pm! 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 old-school with the Juke Joint Dukes 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, June 15

Kool Kat James Bickert exploits once again and gets torturous with his AMAZON HOT BOX’s World Premiere at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! Blues66 debuts their mix of classic British blues circa 1966 at The Star Bar! Rev it up at the Masquerade and get hellacious with The Creepshow, Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt, Kool Kats The Casket Creatures and Sugar Virus! Glam rock it up at The Earl as Jerome Newton & The Band Who Fell to Earth presents Ziggy Stardust vs. Maxwell Demon, with special guest Roxy Rex! Twang on down to Terminal West for a night with Unknown Hinson and The Josephines! Sludge rock it up at 529 with Ufomammut, White Hills, Order of the Owl and Insomniac! Get jazzy with Gwen Hughes at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center during their Jazz on the Lawn event! Or get some soul with Kindred & Family Soul at Center Stage! Stomp on down to City Winery for a night with The Wailin’ Jennys! Swing on by Eddie’s Attic for two shows featuring Joe Gransden! Spend the night with Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective at the High Museum! Led Zeppelified performs LED ZEPPELIN II in its entirety at Smith’s Olde Bar with special guests Nocturnal Animals and Rare Birds! Or rock on down to Venkman’s as The Dirty Doors pay tribute to Jim Morrison and The Doors! Catch R+R=Now at the Variety Playhouse! TNT pay tribute to AC/DC at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get rocked blues-style with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins at Blind Willie’s! Funk it up Zydeco-style with Zydefunk 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, June 16

Today kicks off The State of Black Science Fiction’s Blacktasticon 2018, running through June 17 at The Ferst Center promising the most comprehensive presentation of black speculative fiction, cosplay, Afrofuturism, Steamfunk and more (Keep your eyes peeled for our Kool Kat interview with writer and guest Nicole Givens Kurtz and our Top Ten Retro Reasons to attend feature)! Get old-timey and honky tonk it up at The Star Bar for their annual Hank Williams Tribute starring Cigar Store Indians, Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley, Kool Kat Aileen Loy and Til Someone Loses and Eye, Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club, Rodeo Twister, Uncle Daddy & The Kissin’ Cousins, Cool Hand Hayes and Rye Baby! Rev it up and rock on down to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre in Peachtree City for Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! Stomp on down to City Winery for a night with The Wailin’ Jennys! Spend the night with Kevn Kinney and Takenobu at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out with Columbia’s Aterciopelados at the Masquerade! Make your way to Venkman’s for a night with Wet Jeans and ATL Collective! Get nostalgic and rock out at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre with Styx, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Tesla! Surf on down to Kavarna for Kool Kat Chad ShiversSouthern Surf Stomp! with The Del Rios! Get some soul with The Whispers at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre! Reggae it up with Stephen Marley at Center Stage! Come celebrate Juneteenth at the Historic Oakland Cemetery featuring tours, storytelling and more! Race over to Solis Two Porsche Drive for their drive-in movie event as they screen Lee Katzin/John SturgesLE MANS (1971) at 7:30pm! Have a bloody fantastic time as The Atlanta Opera presents SWEENEY TODD at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center! Rev on down to Big Tex for a night with Kitty Rose & The Ramblers! Get some soul with Sal’s Soulful Sinners at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get down with Sweet ‘n’ Salty at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Funk it up Zydeco-style with Zydefunk and Ross Pead at Northside Tavern! Spend the night with Sandra Hall & The Shadows 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, June 17

Spend the night with Indy at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Steven Spielberg’s RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Have a bloody fantastic time as The Atlanta Opera presents SWEENEY TODD at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center! Rock ‘n’ roll on down to City Winery for a night with Red Wanting Blue and Liz Brasher! Mandi Strachota gets the blues at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Michelle Malone, Adron and Eliot Bronson! Get funky with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! 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

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

Noni’s Bar & Deli hosts their Cinema Paradiso film event, screening two films beginning at 10pm, through June 28!

The Alliance Theater presents WINNIE-THE-POOH, a musical based on the stories of A.A. Milne, running through July 8!

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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