This Week in ATLRetro, October 15-21, 2018

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

ATLRetro kills it this spooky season with all the ghosts, goblins and monsters you could ever want! Check out all the spooktacular shenanigans we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, October 15

Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday through Dec. 31! Spook on down to My Parents’ Basement for a night with Vampira during their Drink & Draw event! Hawaiian blues rockers Kings of Spade get down at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get down with the Emerald Empire Band at The Vista Room! Folk it up with Slaid Cleaves at Eddie’s Attic! Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction event every Monday! Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/ Duluth/Marietta) gets bewitched with David YatesHARRY POTTER & THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE (2009) at 7:30pm! 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! Get down with Matt Pendrick at Blind Willie’s! And get the blues with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Tuesday, October 16

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their new Classics Series with a screening of Michael Mann’s THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (1992) at 7pm! Spend fantastical nights with the Alliance Theatre’s production of A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, through October 21! Catch a screening of Wes Craven’s THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977) at The Plaza Theater, through Oct. 18! Get alt-rocked with The Breeders at the Buckhead Theatre! 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! Get down with JT Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with the BooHoo Ramblers! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, October 17

WUSSY MAG delivers a second gorefest at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Brian De Palma’s CARRIE (1976), chock full of bloody fantastic lobby shenanigans, prizes and more, at 7pm! Who you gonna call at Woodruff Park’s free screening of Ivan Reitman’s GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) at 6pm? The Wren’s Nest haunts with The Edgar Allan Poe Experience, an immersive theatrical event, through Oct. 31! Rock out at The Earl with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer, the Subsonics and JesusHoney! Get cozy with Johnny with a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING (1980) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Rock out at The Star Bar with The Mr. Move, Dinos Boys, FRKO, and Fixed Faces! Funk it up with ROXY ROCA at Smith’s Olde Bar! For a night of poppy punk make your way to the Tabernacle for Good Charlotte! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s REAR WINDOW (1954) at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse in Sandy Springs! Emory Cinematheque kills it with their “Hitchcock/Hitchcockian” series with three screenings of ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS (1955-1962), the first two episodes directed by Hitchcock, and the third directed by Ida Lupino at 7:30pm! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 27! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a screening of Frank Capra’s MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939) 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); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Get your suspense fix at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic REAR WINDOW (1954) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Get jazzy with Stanley Clarke at City Winery! Get a creepy double feature DEAD-ucation with screenings of Stuart Gordon’s RE-ANIMATOR (1985) and Dan O’Bannon’s THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (1985) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Catch a screening of Ridley Scott’s GLADIATOR (2000) at Brookhaven’s CineBistro at 7pm! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets the blues with Art Holliday! Get the blues with Barrelhouse Bob Page at Blind Willie’s! 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, October 18

Ultra Popcorn Theatre Company presents Steve Martin’s WASP and ZIGZAG WOMAN at 7 Stages (Black Box Theatre) (check out our Kool Kat Interview with Director Gayle Rej here)! Videodrome and The Plaza Theater get creepy and bizarre with their Plazadrome Cult Film Series screening of Herk Harvey’s CARNIVAL OF SOULS (1962) at 9:30pm! Or if ghastly things are your preference, haunt on down to the Historic Oakland Cemetery for their annual Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Ghost Tours, spooking it up through Oct. 28! Get hellacious with Out of the Box Theatre’s production of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, killing it through Oct. 20! The Plaza Theater screens Steve Miner’s HALLOWEEN H20 (1998) at 5:30pm! The BadAsh Allstar Team brings you an Allman Brothers Jam at the Red Light Café! Get the rockin’ country blues with Birds of Chicago and Travis Meadows at Eddie’s Attic! The Trongone Band and The Mammoths dish out a night of psychedelic rock at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get some soul with Althea Rene at Suite Food Lounge! Spend fantastical nights with the Alliance Theatre’s production of A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, through October 21! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 27! The Wren’s Nest haunts with The Edgar Allan Poe Experience, an immersive theatrical event, through Oct. 31!  Cody Matlock & the Mothership get down at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Rock out at The Highlander with DJ Howiestein and Mister Wilson’s Over the Edge Record Party! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get swanky and hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes and some killer island cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get down with the Juke Joint Dukes at Blind Willie’s! 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, October 19

Haunt on down to Netherworld Haunted House’s new deadly digs in Stone Mountain for their horrorific 22nd season, getting gory through Nov. 4! Get horrortastic and rock out at Avondale Towne Cinema during their Rock ‘n’ Roll Slasher Show featuring Kool Kats The Casket Creatures and more! Carnival of Doom kills it with their Creature Feature 2018 Kennesaw “Drive In” featuring a screening of William Castle’s HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959) at 7:30pm! Make your way to Tromaville and catch the Marietta Theatre Company’s presentation of THE TOXIC AVENGER, through Nov. 3! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at Wild Wing Café in Alpharetta! Get rocked with The Cheats at The Star Bar! Ragtime it up with Pokey LaFarge and The Watson Twins at City Winery! Rock out with Ween at the Tabernacle! Get down to the Buckhead Theatre for the Yacht Rock Halloween Spooktacular! Get some soul with Kool Kat Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics at Terminal West! The Andy Browne Troupe gets down at the Sweetwater Bar & Grill! Battle & Brew spooks it up with screenings of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993), John R. Cherry III’s ERNEST SCARED STUPID (1991), Barry Sonnefeld’s THE ADDAMS FAMILY (1991) and ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES (1993) beginning at 5pm! Spook on down to the Sleepy Hollow Christmas Tree Farm in Powder Springs for Stranger Things Tours & a Nighttime Corn Maze, through Nov. 3! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 27! The Wren’s Nest haunts with The Edgar Allan Poe Experience, an immersive theatrical event, through Oct. 31! Spend fantastical nights with the Alliance Theatre’s production of A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, through October 21! Ultra Popcorn Theatre Company presents Steve Martin’s WASP and ZIGZAG WOMAN at 7 Stages (Black Box Theatre)! Get hellacious with Out of the Box Theatre’s production of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, killing it through Oct. 20!  Spend the night with Travis Meadows at Eddie’s Attic! Joseph Burton delivers his BB King Tribute at the Northside Tavern! Blind Willie’s gets down with House-Rocker Johnson & The Shadows! Harvey Brindle brings you the blues 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, October 20

Today is the day all you ghosts and goblins have been waiting for! Little 5 Points business district hosts its annual L5P Halloween Festival & Parade! So, come on out dressed to the bloody nines in your spookiest Halloween costume and get horrorifically haunted! Get fed! Get rocked! And get your flesh to the biggest Halloween parade in the south! The event wakes from the dead at noon and haunts until 11 pm, with an artists’ market, food venders, as well as two stages for live entertainment, featuring tunes by Rumours, Nameless Nameless, Running down a Dream, Kool Kat Shane Morton with VALKYRIE, Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley and the Southern Ska Syndicate, Sash the Bash, The Dirty Doors, AM Gold, DJ Romeo Cologne and more! The spooktacular parade of horror runs from 4 to 6 pm on Euclid and Moreland and promises to spook even the bravest of the brave, so pick a spot and hold on tight!  Get your faces rocked off and have a bloody fangtastic time!

Celebrate Black Science Fiction Month and make your way to the Black Science Fiction Book Fair hosted by Milton Davis and Kool Kat Balogun Ojetade at Greenbriar Mall from 1pm – 6pm! Rock out with Bob Log III, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, and The GTV’s at The Earl! Get ghastly and catch The Plaza Theater’s 30th Anniversary screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at at 5:15pm, or get your Stanley Kubrick fix with screenings of THE SHINING (1980), through Oct. 23! Or catch a screening of BEETLEJUICE at Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 at 2pm! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre takes you on a “Bluesical” journey with two presentations of At Last: An Etta James Story, at 3pm and 8pm! Spend fantastical nights with the Alliance Theatre’s production of A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, through October 21! Make your way to Eyedrum’s 20th Anniversary Party featuring Bent Frequency, Flight of Swallows, Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel and the Gold Sparkle Band! Have a bloody fangtastic time at Ritual’s 10th Annual Vampire Ball at Heretic! Get spooked with A Night of Victorian Spiritualism at 7pm! Get lucky and make your way to The Vista Room’s Casino Night & Auction! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 27! The Wren’s Nest haunts with The Edgar Allan Poe Experience, an immersive theatrical event, through Oct. 31! Get the blues with The Vipers at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! It’s your last chance to get hellacious with Out of the Box Theatre’s production of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café as Sadie Hawkins presents her Last Pasties Standing event! Spend the night with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood at the Variety Playhouse! Americana on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Dustbowl Revival! Rock out with the BoDeans at City Winery! Banjo it up with Albert Cummings at Smith’s Olde Bar! Rock out with Ween at the Tabernacle! Get your acid jazz fix with Incognito at the Cobb Energy Centre! Rock out with We Were Promised Jet Packs at Terminal West! Have a bloody fantastic time at Battle & Brew’s screenings of the entire HALLOWEEN series, starting with John Carpenter’s original HALLOWEEN (1978) at 5pm! Spook on down to the Sleepy Hollow Christmas Tree Farm in Powder Springs for Stranger Things Tours & a Nighttime Corn Maze, through Nov. 3! Spend fantastical nights with the Alliance Theatre’s production of A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, through October 21! Catch a free screening of Disney’s THE LION KING (1994) at Venkman’s and stick around for the groove-fest that is Yacht Rock Schooner! Bill Sheffield and Stoney Brooks get down at the Northside Tavern! Spend the night with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Get the outlaw blues with Blue Roads at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!  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, October 21

Support your local artists and make your way to 97 Estoria’s Vintage and Handmade Pop-Up from 12pm – 6pm! Geek it up during MST3K Live! Featuring The Brain at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get bewitched and catch The Plaza Theater’s 20th Anniversary screening of Griffin Dunne’s PRACTICAL MAGIC (1998) at 7pm! Spend an acoustic evening with John Hiatt at City Winery! Folk it up with at Eddie’s! It’s your last chance to spend a fantastical night with the Alliance Theatre’s production of A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM at the Atlanta Botanical Garden! The Wren’s Nest haunts with The Edgar Allan Poe Experience, an immersive theatrical event, through Oct. 31! Get your gypsy jazz fix with the Rhythm Future Quartet, and folk it up with Lucy Kaplansky at Eddie’s Attic! Spook it up at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Fat Back Deluxe gets the old-school blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

Ongoing

Get hellacious with Out of the Box Theatre’s production of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, killing it through Oct. 20! (LAST CHANCE!)

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

Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 27!

Haunt on down to the Historic Oakland Cemetery for their annual Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Ghost Tours, spooking it up through Oct. 28!

The Wren’s Nest haunts with The Edgar Allan Poe Experience, an immersive theatrical event, through Oct. 31!

Spook on down to the Sleepy Hollow Christmas Tree Farm in Powder Springs for Stranger Things Tours & a Nighttime Corn Maze, through Nov. 3!

Haunt on down to Netherworld Haunted House’s new deadly digs in Stone Mountain for their horrorific 22nd season, getting gory through Nov. 4!

Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday through Dec. 31!

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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