This Week in ATLRetro, Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2018

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Forget the horrorific daily grind and take a peek at what we have in store for you killer kool kiddies! Let ATLRetro fill you with a week’s worth of swingin’ good times; from vintage, fuzzed out rock ‘n’ roll to bloody fangtastic films to steamy burlesque to classic cinema galore! It’ll be a bloody good time, so get out and get Retro!

Monday, October 29

Raise a rockin’ ruckus at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema with one-time screening of Tabbert Fiiller’s documentary on Johnny Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN (2018) at 7pm! Videodrome and Patina Pictures haunt it up at Joystick Gamebar with a screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988), followed by a Séance Dance Party! Dead men tell no tales, or so they say, but the Aurora Theatre begs to differ. Creep on down and see during their Lawrenceville GA Ghost Tours at 7:30pm. Stone Mountain Park gets ghastly one last night with A Tour of Southern Ghosts! Unleash ancient evil spirits with George Reinblatt’s EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL hosted by the Newnan Theatre Company! 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 hellacious and creep on down to Six Flags’ Fright Fest and experience Kool Kat Shane Morton’s spooktacular haunted house, Madeline Mendoza’s Casa De Meurte at 5pm!  Get terrified at Sinister Suites Haunted Hotel in Griffin, GA, spooking every day through Oct. 31! Make your way to Lithia Springs for Containment Haunted House, a multi-media immersive theatrical horror experience, terrifying through Nov. 3! 13 Stories Haunted House gores it up for another haunted season in Newnan, through Nov. 11! Folklore Haunted House in Acworth haunts through Nov. 3! The Plaza Theater hosts a special UNICEF event with a screening of Brian De Palma’s CARRIE (1976) at 7pm, and screens John Carpenter’s THE FOG (1980), through Nov. 1! Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm! Get bewitched with screenings of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC North Dekalb Mall 16; AMC Phipps Plaza 14; AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Northpoint Mall 12 (Alpharetta); and AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw)], through Oct. 31! Or Halloween it up with a screenings of Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993) at theatres across Atlanta [Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Regal Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Regal Georgian Stadium 14; Regal Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and Regal Perimeter Pointe 10], through Oct. 31! GKids presents a Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY (2001) at theatres across Atlanta at 7pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); 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); and AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]! Make your way to the Red Light Café for a night with Tablao Flamenco! Blues it up with John Paul Barry at Blind Willie’s! Spend an acoustic evening with John Hiatt at City Winery! Hillbilly it up with The Hooten Hallers at Smith’s Olde Bar! 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 DEATHLY HALLOWS Pt. 2 (2011) 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! And get the blues with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Tuesday, October 30

Return of the Fifty Foot Film Festival invades The Plaza Theater, with our Kool Kat of the Week Debbie Hess! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their new Classics Series with a screening of Arthur Hiller’s THE IN-LAWS (1979) at 7pm! The Collective at Concourse presents their Movies on the Green screening of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993) at 6:30pm! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema spooks it up with The Hallowscreening, A Festival of Six Shorts! The Fox Theatre kills it with their 6th Annual Ghost Tours offering haunted historical accounts by William Fox! Creep on down to the Aurora Theatre and experience their Lawrenceville GA Ghost Tours at 7:30pm. Get hellacious and creep on down to Six Flags’ Fright Fest and experience Kool Kat Shane Morton’s spooktacular haunted house, Madeline Mendoza’s Casa De Meurte at 5pm! A little blood splatter never hurt ya, so trek on down to Carrolton, GA for a night of haunted hillbillies ‘n’ dead rednecks at Camp Blood! Niki Nuke’m and her boo-ly-Q pals shake a sinister tail feather with The BOO-doir: A Halloween Show at the Red Light Café! Boogie down to City Winery for a night with Humble Pie! GKids presents a Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY (2001) at theatres across Atlanta at 7pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); 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); and AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]! 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! Make your way to Blind Willie’s for a night with Steve Cunningham! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, October 31

IT IS FINALLY HERE! Get mischievous all you miscreants, spooks and ghouls! Pull out your ghastly costumes and get spooky and see what gory galas Retro Atlanta has in store for you, and don’t forget to check out our Haunted & Hellacious Halloween Guide 2018! Spook it up at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING (1980) at 2:30pm/7:30pm, or catch a screening at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse at 2:50pm/7:45pm! Get ghastly with a screening of Tobe Hooper’s POLTERGEIST (1982) at Cobb CineBistro at 7pm! Get sinister for All Hallows Eve with one helluva rockin’ season across ATLRetro! Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin performs the live score to SUSPIRIA at The Earl (Oct. 31)! Do Halloween in style at City Winery as Elton Dan & The Rocket Band pay tribute to the piano master (Oct. 31)! Emory Cinematheque kills it with their “Hitchcock/Hitchcockian” series with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s VERTIGO (1958) at 7:30pm! WUSSY MAG is witchin’ at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Andrew Fleming’s THE CRAFT (1996), and you won’t want to miss a special 40th Anniversary screening of John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN (1978) at 10:30pm! Time Warp with a screening of Jim Sharmon’s THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC North Dekalb Mall 16; AMC Phipps Plaza 14; and AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]! BOOgie down at the Krog Street Market’s Monster Prom Halloween Party! Creep on down to the Aurora Theatre and experience their Lawrenceville GA Ghost Tours at 7:30pm. The Wren’s Nest haunts with The Edgar Allan Poe Experience, an immersive theatrical event! Get hellacious and creep on down to Six Flags’ Fright Fest and experience Kool Kat Shane Morton’s spooktacular haunted house, Madeline Mendoza’s Casa De Meurte at 5pm! A little blood splatter never hurt ya, so trek on down to Carrolton, GA for a night of haunted hillbillies ‘n’ dead rednecks at Camp Blood! You won’t want to miss what’s brewing at Arches Brewing’s 1st Annual Halloween Art Show! Or make your way to the Healium Center’s HELLium: Interactive Halloween Art Show! Be the Headless Horseman’s next victim and get your bones chilled at Serenbe Playhouse’s thrilling presentation of their immersive spooky attraction and show, THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE, haunting through Nov. 11! It’s a night of Honky-Tonk Karaoke with Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley at The Star Bar! Spend the night with Freddie at the Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) screening of Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) at 7:15pm! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get blood-thirsty with screenings of Tommy Lee Wallace’s HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH (1982) and more at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets the blues with Art Holliday! Get some soul with Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo 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, November 1

Celebrate the dearly departed at the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club’s L5P All Souls Altar Celebration at 7:30pm! The spooky season isn’t over just yet boils and ghouls! Haunt on down to the Historic Oakland Cemetery for their Grave Diggers Event: BOOze After Dark, featuring tricks, treats, tours and more! Have a helluva bloody time at The Plaza Theater as Cineprov riffs Joe Chappelle’s HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS (1995) at 7:30pm! Madlife State & Studios does the Time Warp with a screening of Jim Sharmon’s THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at 8pm! Criminal Records dishes out a night of neoclassical dark wave with their Dead Can Dance Listening Party at 8pm! Get funkadelic with The Groove Orient and Jacks River Band at Aisle 5! Folk it up with Tyler Ramsey at The Earl! Or get folksy with Lucy Wainwright Roche at Eddie’s Attic! Groove on down to Venkman’s for a night with Yacht Rock Revue! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so 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! Make your way to Blind Willie’s for a night with The Shadows! 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, November 2

Rockabilly it up with the Dex Romweber Duo and Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley at Avondale Towne Cinema! Get funky with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at the Variety Playhouse! Blues it up with Paul Nelson at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get your ‘70s europunk fix with GG King at The Earl! Garage rock it up with Slothrust at the Masquerade! Get the blues with Randall Bramblett & the Megablaster Horns at The Vista Room! Stomp on down to the Northside Tavern for a night with Coy Bowles! Blind Willie’s gets down with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows! 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, November 3

Avante-garde it up with Kool Kat Andy Ditzler and Film Love Atlanta as he curates and hosts The Velvet Underground: A Cinematic Tribute at the Michael C. Carlos Museum (film screenings at 8pm, with exhibition viewing of Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s from 7-8pm)! Creep on down to the Atlanta Oddities & Curiosities Expo at the Atlanta Expo Center NORTH, from 11am – 6pm! Shock rock it up with Gwar at the Masquerade! Spook on down to the Sleepy Hollow Christmas Tree Farm in Powder Springs for Stranger Things Tours & a Nighttime Corn Maze! Rock out at 529 with Pylon Reenactment Society and Peter Holsapple! Get smokin’ and bluegrass it up with some spicy vittles at Chomp & Stomp 2018, raisin’ a ruckus with the Porch Bottom Boys, the Georgia Mountain String Band, the West King String Band, Smokey’s Farmland Band, the Jeff Mosier Band, The Plate Scrapers, Evan Stepp & The Piners, Slim Chance & The Convicts, W8ING4UFOs, Aubryn, Rodeo Twister and more! Lobsters of Rock kill it and pay tribute to the B-52s at The Corner Pub’s 14th Annual Buttapalooza! Make your way to The Earl for a night with Drew Beskin, Cicada Rhythm, Nikki & The Phantom Callers, and Wirelight! The Rialto Center for the Arts presents Mashup of the Maestros with Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Mayer! Get your ‘70s-era pop disco fix with the Susi French Connection at The Vista Room! Skank on down to The Highlander for a night with Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley and the Southern Ska Syndicate, The Taj Motel Trio and The Breaknecks! Groove on down to Venkman’s for a night with The Dirty Doors! Get countrified with Vince Gill at the Fox Theatre! Funk it up for night two with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with The Last Tycoon and Mermaid Motor Lounge! The Andy Browne Troupe along with Anthony DeCurtis bring you the music of Lou Reed at the Red Clay Theatre! Spend the night with The Presmanes Brothers at the Red Light Café! Get the old-school blues with Albert White at the Northside Tavern! The Blues Stotts Festival invades Blind Willie’s featuring rockin’ tunes by Rae & The Royal Peacocks, The Breeze Kings, Barrelhouse Bob Page and Frankie’s Blues Mission! 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, November 4

Bump in the Night Ghoulesque presents Inferno A’ Go-Go at the Red Light Café! Harvest Moon presents the music of Neil Young at Venkman’s! Get intergalactic at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

Ongoing

Get terrified at Sinister Suites Haunted Hotel in Griffin, GA, spooking through Oct. 31! (LAST CHANCE!)

Make your way to Lithia Springs for Containment Haunted House, a multi-media immersive theatrical horror experience, terrifying through Nov. 3! (LAST CHANCE!)

Folklore Haunted House in Acworth haunts through Nov. 3! (LAST CHANCE!)

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

Be the Headless Horseman’s next victim and get your bones chilled at Serenbe Playhouse’s thrilling presentation of their immersive spooky attraction and show, THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE, haunting through Nov. 11!

13 Stories Haunted House gores it up for another haunted season in Newnan, through Nov. 11!

The Michael C. Carlos Museum exhibits Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s, through Nov. 25!

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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