This Week in ATLRetro, August 6-12, 2018

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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Monday, August 6

Get ghastly and catch a screening of Ivan Reitman’s GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta) at 7:30pm! Get the blues with Bill Sheffield 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 for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, August 7

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Film in Films Classics Series with a screening of Preston SturgesSULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (1941) at 7pm, which includes a pre-show intro and post-show Q&A session! Get your ‘90s rock fix at Chastain Park with Stone Temple Pilots, Bush and The Cult! Get some soul with Syleena Johnson at City Winery! Get old-timey with Ol’ GoForth at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get down with the Down-To-Earth Blues Band 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! Blues it up with the Crosstown Allstars at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, August 8

Get down with Snake Plissken at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Or hang with “The Dude” as TCM Big Screen Classics presents a screening of the Coen BrothersTHE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) 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); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Spend the night with Tortured Soul at City Winery! Get to the root of it all with Bradford Loomis and Garrett Moore at Red Clay Theatre! Make your way to The Star Bar for Champagne Superchillin’, Kook Kat Jeffrey Butzer and The Comparts, Pine & Tolliver and Tuk Smith! Get the blues with Kenny Wayne Shepherd at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Or get down with Unknown Lyric at Venkman’s! Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo gets down at Blind Willie’s! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Geek it up at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Dungeons & Dragons 101: Learn to Play event! Grab your Precious and catch a screening of Peter Jackson’s LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! 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, August 9

Raise a ruckus with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton with Ghost Riders Car Club during their Back to School Special at the Clermont Lounge! Or get down to Chastain Park for a night with Dwight Yoakam, Lucinda Williams and Steve Earle! Bluegrass it up with Sam Bush and Danny Burns at City Winery! Rock out at The Highlander with DJ Howiestein and Mister Wilson’s Over the Edge Record Party! Nightrain pays tribute to Guns ‘N’ Roses at MadLife Stage & Studios! Spend the night with Paul McDonald and Kool Kat Brooks Mason with Georgia Flood at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get your British Blues rock fix with Marty Manous at Solis Two Porsche Drive! Get rocked with The Stoplight Roses, The Skylarks and Hyperspace at The Star Bar! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café for their Bluegrass Jam! Get some rhythm with the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra at 529! Jazz it up with Selina Albright at Suite Food 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! Blues it up with George Hughley & The Shadows 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, August 10

The Empress of Soul Gladys Knight and The O’Jays invade Chastain Park! The Fernbank Museum of Natural History dishes out a night of prohibition pandemonium with their Fernbank After Dark: Brewing & Bootlegging event, featuring live music by Chelsea Shag! Or New Wave it up with The Alarm at City Winery! Christina Christian & Brian Revels get down at the Crimson Moon Café! Get some soul with Chinua Hawk at Eddie’s Attic! Hell’s Bells! Lakewood Amphitheatre gets rocked with Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Napalm Death! Get some soul with Gareth Asher at POUR! Sail On pays tribute to The Beach Boys at the Red Clay Theatre! Get jazzy at Solis Two Porsche Drive with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or fiddle it up with Amanda Shires and Cory Branan at the Variety Playhouse! Get sax-y with Boney James at the Wolf Creek Amphitheatre! Get art rocked and doom funked with Cave of Swimmers, ZRUDA, Hot Ram and Ssurround Ssound at The Star Bar! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre dishes out some golden oldies with their Jukebox Giants: Motown & More music and dance revue, boogying down through August 19! Stomp on down to 529 for a night with Ben Trickey, Blood on the Harp, Charles Walker and Georgia Slim! Catch a screening of Steve Barron’s TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1990) at SCADShow at 7pm! Rock on down to The Vista Room as 84 pays tribute to Van Halen! Get your hellacious hula on during Ritual’s Gothic Luau and Dark Tiki Party at Heretic! Spend the night with the Gin Blossoms at Chamblee City Park! Funk it up New Orleans-style with Zydefunk at the Northside Tavern! Get the rockin’ blues with Big C. 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, August 11

Rev it up during Rockabilly Rumble Vat Southern Devil Harley Davidson featuring one hellacious day filled with hotrod and bike shows, contests, a retrotastic vendor’s market and live tunes with The Tremors and Slim & The Gems! Get down to the Elliott Street Pub for a night with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton with the Russian Roulette Band and Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his ‘80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party at Amsterdam Atlanta! Catch a screening of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) at Venkman’s at 10am! Cruise on by The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for the Creepers Car Club Car Show, from 2pm – 8pm, and stick around for their Jukebox Giants: Motown & More music and dance revue, boogying down through August 19! Rock out with JesusHoney, Secret Shame and Picture One at The Earl! Folk it up with Griffin House at Eddie’s Attic! Get hell-bent at The Highlander with Hembree & The Satan Sisters, The Sawedoffs, the Go-Nowheres and Freakshow Sinema! Blues it up with Dr. Dixon, Stoney Brooks and Nathan Nelson at the Northside Tavern! Boogie down to the Red Light Café for the Queerly Beloved Revue’s End of Summer Bash! Spend the night with the Gin Blossoms at Suwannee Town Center Park! Get groovy at Terminal West with Voodoo Visionary, Hedonistas and Tallboys! Bluegrass it up with Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne and Lanco at the Verizon Amphitheatre! Jazz it up with Crushed Velvet at The Vista Room! Spend the night at the Center For Puppetry Arts during their Puppet Party Series event Puppets and Pints! Rough Draft funks it up at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the blues 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, August 12

Time travel to Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta) for a screening of Robert ZemeckisBACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) at 12pm! Funk it up at Aisle 5 for their Sunday Funk event! Or catch a screening of Isao Takahata’s GRAVEYARD OF THE FIREFLIES (1993) at 12:55pm [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)]! Doria Roberts dishes out a night of the blues at City Winery! Classically jazz it up with Arpenik at the Red Clay Theatre! Get folksy with Lateral Blue, Control Burn and Logan Magness at the Red Light Café! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre dishes out some golden oldies with their Jukebox Giants: Motown & More music and dance revue, boogying down through August 19! Come on out to My Parents’ Basement and celebrate their 3rd Anniversary with food specials, a comic book sale and more! Wax on and wax off at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of John G. Avildsen’s THE KARATE KID (1984) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner! And get down with Little G. Weevil at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

The Earl Smith Strand Theatre dishes out some golden oldies with their Jukebox Giants: Motown & More music and dance revue, boogying down through August 19!

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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