This Week in ATLRetro, July 23-29, 2018

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Hop on back into the 20th century and come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week! 

Monday, July 23

Get jazzy with Trina Broussard and Russell Taylor at City Winery! The Plaza Theater screens Stephen Nomura Schible’s documentary portrait of the artist and the man, RYUCHI SAKAMOTO: CODA (2017), through July 25! GKIDS presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997) at theatres across Atlanta at 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); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Blues on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Rev. Shawn Amos and Chickens and Pigs! Blind Willies delivers a night with Matt Pendrick! 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! And get the blues with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Tuesday, July 24

Croon it up with Tony Bennett at Atlanta Symphony Hall! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Film in Films Classics Series with a screening of Francois Truffaut’s DAY FOR NIGHT (1973) at 7pm, which includes a pre-show intro and post-show Q&A session! Or sixties it up and celebrate 25 years of David M. EvansTHE SANDLOT (1993) at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/7pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); and AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]! Spend the night with Chandra Currelley at City Winery! Rock out with Western Medication at 529! Get geeky and sci-fi it up at Battle & Brew’s Science Fiction Art Show – Opening Night event! Get rocked with The Sheepdogs and Brent Cowles at The Earl! Folk it up with Olivia Chaney at Eddie’s Attic! Get your Americana fix with Julie Sloneckie, Ghost Moths and Charlie Marie at the Red Light Café! Get old-timey with Ol’ GoForth at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get down with Frankie’s Blues Mission at Blind Willies! 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! JT Speed gets down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, July 25

It’s a night of Japanese animation with screenings of Mamoru Oshii’s GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995) and Shoji Kawamori’s MACROSS PLUS MOVIE EDITION (1995) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! GKIDS presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997) at theatres across Atlanta at 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); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Spend the night with Steve Nebraska, the Tyler Goforth Band and Layne Denton at The Star Bar! Get your masked crusader fix at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Tim Burton’s BATMAN (1989) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) presents a screening of Harold Ramis’ wacky comedy classic NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION (1983) at 7:15pm! Get the Chicago/West Coast blues with the Electromatics at Blind Willie’s! Art Holliday gets down 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 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, July 26

Spend the night with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah at The Star Bar! Raise a ruckus with J.D. Wilkes at City Winery! The Ladies of ‘60s Soul Keisha and Kourtney Jackson get down at Venkman’s! Make your way to The Vista Room for a night of ‘80s pop, R&B and dance tunes with HOUSE PARTY! Get indie and rock out at the Clermont Lounge with Sister Moon, Vices of Vanity, Twin Criminal and Robot Party! Catch the Generally Local, Mostly Independent (GLMI) Film Series Screening at The Plaza Theater, hosted by the Plaza Theatre Foundation, the Atlanta Film Society and WonderRoot at 7pm! Get down with Digable Planets at the Masquerade! Get to the root of it all with Keelan Donovan, Haunted Like Human and Grant Cowan at the Red Light Café! Get old-timey with Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops) at Eddie’s Attic! 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 rootsy with Joe McGuinnes 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, July 27

Celebrate an undead 50th Anniversary with George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) at the Fox Theatre at 9pm! Get low class with Bas Clas and the Glenn Phillips Band at Avondale Towne Cinema! Rock on down to Lakewood Amphitheatre for a night with the Pixies and Weezer! Get down to The Star Bar and spend the night with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer, The Trouble Obscene, and Fun Isn’t Fair! Or shimmy on down to the Elliott Street Pub for the CandyBox Underground Burlesque Show featuring Kool Kat Talloolah Love, Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil and more! Pearl & The Kozmic Blues pay tribute to Janis Joplin at Venkman’s at 6:30pm followed by PleaseRock and Yacht Rock Schooner’s evening of Steely Dan with Broadway Duchess at 9pm! The Fritz presents The King of Pop Meets The Purple One with LaGoons at Aisle 5! Catch a screening of George Dunning/The BeatlesYELLOW SUBMARINE (1968) at The Plaza Theater! Get your smooth ‘70s fix with Michael McDonald at the Atlanta Botanical Garden! Shimmy ‘n’ shake on down to City Winery for a night with Wasabassco Burlesque! Noise rock it up with Unsane and WRONG at The Earl! The Highlander dishes out an old-school Bad Decisions Weekender with The Breaks, The Hooliganz and The Breakaways! Get post-hardcore with Glassjaw and Quicksand at the Masquerade! Swing on by Ray’s on the River for a night with Joe Gransden! Make your way to Vinyl for a night with B.J. Wilbanks, Cody Marlowe and J.R. Rudd! Mark Michelson & Friends brings you The Rolling Stones Unplugged at Red Light Café! Catch a screening of Penny Marshall’s A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992) at 8pm at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! The Capitol City Opera presents ON THE LIGHT SIDE, celebrating 100 years of Leonard Bernstein, through July 28! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires up a night of acoustic blues! Or get the blues with the Charles Walker at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Raise a ruckus with Little Joey’s Jump ‘n’ Jive at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows get down at Blind Willie’s! 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, July 28

Get Creaturific with Kool Kat Shane Morton, a.k.a. ghost host with the most, Prof. Morte and his Silver Scream Spook Show at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Jack Arnold’s monster classic CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) and Ghoul Gal shenanigans at 1pm and 10pm! The Star Bar gets hellacious with a night of Rebel Rock ‘N’ Roll featuring The Evils, Kool Kats The Casket Creatures and ELZIG! Or get undead-dolled up for the 6th Annual Atlanta Zombie Pin-Up Contest as part of the Atlanta Zombie Pub-Crawl hosted by Diesel Filling Station! Rock out with some killer ladies at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatres Ladies Night event! Tend bar and whistle a few tune with Kool Kat Johnny Pine at the Red Light Café! Electric Avenue dishes out a night of ‘80s MTV-era pop at The Vista Room! Glam it up in The Basement with The Atlanta Disco Society II! Haunt on down to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Darkwave Music Video Night featuring Goth, dark 80s and more! Get your roots rock fix with the Freddy Jones Band at City Winery! Or get the rockin’ blues with Forrest McDonald Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Michelle Malone and Darby Wilcox get down at Eddie’s Attic! Spend the night with Ron Cooley & The Hard Times at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Rock out with YES at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Nameless Nameless pays tribute to Nirvana at Venkman’s! Departure pays tribute to Journey at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires up a night of acoustic blues! James Armstrong “Ambassador of the Blues” gets down 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, July 29

Skank it up at the Masquerade with The English Beat! Live long and prosper at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Nicholas Meyer’s STAR TREK II: WRATH OF KHAN (1982) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Honky tonk ‘n’ roll on down to Park Tavern for a night with Banditos! Get countrified with Shelby Lynne at City Winery! The Red Light Café dishes out a night with Berdole Flamenco! Get funky with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! 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

The Aurora Theatre in Lawrence presents Disney’s NEWSIES, through Sept. 2!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

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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