This Week in ATLRetro, September 10-16, 2018

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

So many shakin’ shindigs in ATLRetro This Week! We’ve got Kool Kats galore, Southern SurfStomp!, the annual Johnny Cast tribute and more! So come on out and get retro!

Monday, September 10

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens Susanna Nicchiarelli’s NICO 1988 (2017) through Sept. 13 [check out our Retro Review here]! And don’t forget to get scandalous and catch a screening of Matt Tyrnauer’s SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (2017) through Sept. 13 [check out our Retro Review here]! Spend the night with Glenn Jones at City Winery! Get your Americana fix with Israel Nash and Slow Parade at The Earl! Rock out with Hot Snakes and Jacuzzi Boys at the Masquerade! Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! every Monday! Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/ Duluth/Marietta) screens Chris ColumbusHARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE (2001) at 7:30pm! Catch a screening of Satoshi Kon’s PERFECT BLUE (1997) at theatres across Atlanta at 7pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth); and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]! 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!” Get the blues 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 as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, September 11

Get folksy and countrified with Darling West at Eddie’s Attic! Geek it up with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South as they get shimmy-stastic during their Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Nerdtastic event, shakin’ it up at the Red Light Café! Get folksy with Robert Earl Keen and Adam Wright at City Winery! Get your Latin jazz fix with Tito Gato at Java Monkey! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Spend fantastical nights with the Alliance Theatre’s production of A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, through October 21! 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! Blind Willie’s gets down with Steve Cunningham! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, September 12

Emory Cinematheque kills it with their “Hitchcock/Hitchcockian” series with a  screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS (1935) at 7:30pm! Hey all you homicidal housewives! Catch a screening of John WatersSERIAL MOM (1994) presented by WUSSY MAG at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! Or celebrate the one and only Burt Reynolds with Georgia Brewed Cinema’s screening of Hal Needham’s classic SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977) at Georgia Beer Garden at 7pm! Or get down with the Replicants at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) with a screening of Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER (THE FINAL CUT) (1982) at 7:15pm! KICK pays tribute to INXS at City Winery! Get indie with Sloan at The Earl! Grit it up with Bradford Loomis, Chuck McDowell, Jenna Longmire and Andy Liechty at the Red Clay Theatre! Take a magic carpet ride to the Fox Theatre for Disney’s musical ALADDIN, through Sept. 23! Rock out blues-style with Lucky Valley, God Bless Relative, Dustin Price and BRTLY at Smith’s Olde Bar! Spook it up and spend the night with Red Mouth and Deadly Lo-Fi at The Star Bar! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Rodger & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I (1956) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Get some soul with Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo at Blind Willie’s! Catch a cyberific double feature of Nora Ephron’s YOU’VE GOT MAIL (1998) and Ariel Schulman/Henry Joost’s CATFISH (2010) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! TCM Big Screen Classics brings Robert Wise’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) to theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/7pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); and AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]! Rock on down to The Highlander for their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get rocked with The Wild Hares at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! 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, September 13

Raise a ruckus at The Earl with Cold Heart Canyon, Nikki & The Phantom Callers and Evan Stepp & the Piners! Honky tonk on down to the Clermont Lounge for a night with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton with the Ghost Riders Car Club! Or spend the night with Chris Isaak at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Rock out with Landt, Wicked Spring, Pine & Tolliver and Katie Martin at The Star Bar! Make your way to the Variety Playhouse for a night with Neko Case and Thao! Roots rock it up with the James McLean Band, Cody Matlock and Shawn Spencer at Vinyl! Boogie on down to Firefly Studio Decatur for Down South Swing’s Level 1: 6 Count swing dance class! Rock out at The Highlander with DJ Howiestein and Mister Wilson’s Over the Edge Record Party! Catch a screening of Satoshi Kon’s PERFECT BLUE (1997) at The Plaza Theater! Make your way to Venkman’s for a night with Yesterday’s Wine! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get swanky and hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes with Bogey & The Viceroy and some killer island cocktails! Get down with the Juke Joint Dukes at Blind Willie’s! Cody Matlock & the Mothership get down at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! 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, September 14

Shake yer booty with Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello with The Delusionaires, Kinky Waikiki and DJ Tikinaut at the official Southern Surf StompFest pre-party at Trader Vic’s! Matt Wauchope and Terrence Prather deliver a New Orleans piano tribute to Bob Dylan and Tom Waits at Venkman’s! Join Circus Combustus’ spectacle, The Bardos of Vaudeville through Sept. 16! Get bewitched with Ritual’s Hocus Pocus (Witches and Warlocks Party) at Heretic! Get some soul with Rachelle Ferrell at City Winery! Bluegrass it up with Circus No. 9 at the Crimson Moon Café! Get the blues with the Taylor Made Blues Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with The Black Lillies and Sandra McCracken! Chris Botti gets jazzy with the Atlanta Symphony at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get old-school and rock out at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre with Judas Priest and Deep Purple! Members Only gets down with their Fanny Pack Friday 80s/90s Dance Party at Venkman’s! Blind Willie’s dishes out a night of rockin’ blues with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows! Little Joey’s Jumpin’ Jive gets down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get funky with Zydefunk at the 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, September 15

Rock out surf-style with the big kahuna, Kool Kat Chad Shivers and his kickin’ cohorts at the rockin’est annual shindig in Avondale Estates, the Southern Surf StompFest, catching a wave at Little Tree Art Studios, featuring The Surge!, The Mystery Men?, Los Tiki Phantoms, The KBK, The Flying Faders, Go!Tsunami, The AmpFibians, Forbidden Waves, DJ Tikinaut and so much more to feed your kitschy vintage culture lust (check out our Shop Here feature for 2th9’s Retro and Jezebel Blue here)! Or hang with the Man in Black during The Star Bar’s annual Johnny Cash Tribute & Diabetes Benefit, featuring Kool Kat Spike Fullerton with the Ghost Riders Car Club, Rodeo Twister, The Downer Brothers, the Sideburners, the Cabbagetown Cowboys, Anna Kramer, Jim Lavender and more! Make your way to the Roswell Arts Festival running through Sept. 16, featuring art, tasty treats and a rockin’ musical line-up, including the Andy Brown Troupe! Haunt on down to the Historic Oakland Cemetery for their Malts & Vaults event! Make your way to Avondale Towne Cinema for their Elton John Jam! Rock out in Piedmont Park during Music Midtown 2018, running through Sept. 16! Rev on down to Big Tex for a night with Kitty Rose & The Ramblers! Get a second helping of Rachelle Ferrell at City Winery! Spend the night with Eric Dodd and Kenny White at Eddie’s Attic! Groove on down to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra plays Prince! The Georgia Players Guild presents the music of Led Zeppelin and The Who at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! The Cazanovas get the rockin’ blues at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Catch a screening of Disney’s LION KING (1994) at Venkman’s at 10am, later that night followed by The REMakes paying tribute to R.E.M.’s early work! Or funk it up with Peter Case at the Red Light Café! Get Sweet ‘n’ Salty at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get funky with Zydefunk at the Northside Tavern! Get down 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, September 16

Get hell-bent and rock on down to The Earl for the Supersuckers30th Anniversary Big Show with Sodajerk! Universal Studios Presents a 25th Anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s dino-rific classic, JURASSIC PARK (1993) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville), Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta); and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]! Get your Irish folk fix with The High Kings at City Winery! Or get folksy with Peter Bradley Adams at Eddie’s Attic! Get some soul with Sam Ravenna at Smith’s Olde Bar! Bewitch it up in the land of Harry Potter at theatres across Atlanta with a screening of David YatesHARRY POTTER & THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (2007) at 2pm, followed by a screening of HARRY POTTER & THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE (2009) at 6pm [AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! March it up with Georgia Brewed Cinema’s screening of Charles Stone III’s DRUMLINE (2002) at Georgia Beer Garden at 7pm! Make your way to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for 10,000 Pontiacs! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Herbert RossSTEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

Ongoing

Take a magic carpet ride to the Fox Theatre for Disney’s musical ALADDIN, through Sept. 23!

Spend fantastical nights with the Alliance Theatre’s production of A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, through October 21!

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 first 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!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

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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