This Week in ATLRetro, December 10-16, 2018

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Cold weather got you down? Don’t fret kiddies! ATLRetro promises to get you warm and toasty with a week of rockin’ good times filled to the brim with nostalgic holiday goodness! So get hep to the jive and come on out to see what ATLRetro has in store for you!

Monday, December 10

Get bizarre and catch a screening of David Cronenberg’s VIDEODROME (1983) at The Plaza Theater at 9pm! Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm! Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega, through Dec. 23! Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction event every Monday! Catch a 25th Anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993) at theatres across Atlanta through Dec. 13 [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); AMC Northpoint Mall 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); Cobb CineBistro; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); The Springs Cinema & Taphouse; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Or catch a screening of Jon Favreau’s ELF (2003) at theatres across Atlanta through Dec. 12 [AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw)]! Make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis! Or make your way to Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Marietta) screening of Chris Columbus’ holiday classic, HOME ALONE (1990) at 7pm! Experience Jim Henson’s Holiday Special with double-feature screenings of his EMMET OTTER’S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS (1977) and THE BELLS OF FRAGGLE ROCK (1984) at theatres across Atlanta at 4pm/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); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville)]! Spend the night with Tom Morello at the Variety Playhouse! Spend the night with Louden Swain at Eddie’s Attic! Catch a screening of Bob Clark’s A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983) at Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville) through Dec. 13! 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 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, December 11

Stomp on down to 529 with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, Elijah Jones & The Tenderness and Nikki & The Phantom Callers! Shimmy it up with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Naughty or Nice at the Red Light Café! Get the rockin’ blues with The Marcus King Band at Terminal West! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Folk it up with Rising Appalachia at Eddie’s Attic! 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 the blues with Michael Preston at Blind Willie’s! Johnny Cash Now pays tribute to the Man in Black at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!


Wednesday, December 12

WUSSY MAG gets murderous at The Plaza Theater with two screenings of Jonathan Lynn’s CLUE (1985), chock full of cluetastic lobby shenanigans, prizes and more, at 8pm and 10:30pm! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a screening of Michael CurtizWHITE CHRISTMAS (1954) at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/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); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); and Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville)]! Rock out with Jimmy Vivino and Bob Margolin at City Winery! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! The Alliance Theatre presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Cobb Energy Centre through Dec. 24! Hula on down to The SOS Tiki Bar for a Tiki Holiday Celebration, through Dec. 31! Catch a screening of Jon Favreau’s ELF (2003) at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse at 4pm/7pm! Catch a holiday double feature with Thomas Bezucha’s THE FAMILY STONE (2005) and Marcus Raboy’s FRIDAY AFTER NEXT (2002) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Jon Favreau’s holiday classic ELF (2003) at 3pm/6pm! It’s a night of Honky-Tonk Karaoke with Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley at The Star Bar! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with The Wild Hares! Blind Willie’s gets down with Rae & The Royal Peacocks! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! 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, December 13

Get down with Evil Santa and holiday horror shenanigans as TCM Underground and Videodrome screen Charles Sellier’s SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT (1984), with special ghost host with the most Prof. Morte a.k.a. Kool Kat Shane Morton at The Plaza Theater at 9:30pm! Or stomp on down to the Clermont Lounge for the Ghost Riders Car Club’s (Kool Kat Spike Fullerton) Honky-Tonk Holiday Hoedown! Get the rockin’ blues with The Marcus King Band at the Variety Playhouse! Rock out with night two of Jimmy Vivino and Bob Margolin at City Winery! Or get rocked at The Highlander with DJ Howiestein and Mister Wilson’s Over the Edge Record Party! Make your way to the Masquerade for a night with Bayside! Get rocked metal quartet style with Double Ferrari at The Earl! Boogie on down to Out Front Theatre Company for The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular, through Dec. 22! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for the 9th Annual Christmas Extravaganza with Ryan Horne, Nathan Angelo, Dwayne Shivers and Jonathan Rich! The FANDom Nerdlesque gets mischievous with Geeks & Ghouls at Joystick Gamebar! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes with Coast Guard and some killer island cocktails! 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, December 14

It’s a Kool Kat holiday hootenanny with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and T.T. Mahoney as they present A Charlie Brown Christmas plus selections from Phil Spector’s A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU, with Kool Kat Chad Shivers & the Silent Knights performing the Ventures’ and the Beach Boys’ Christmas albums at The Earl! Get rocked and sleaze it up at Avondale Towne Cinema’s Christmas Party featuring Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters with the Neverglades featuring Bruce Joyner! Saved By The Band dishes out their Holiday Spectacular at Venkman’s! Make your way to The Plaza Theater  for a screening of Terry Gilliam’s BRAZIL (1985), through Dec. 16! Get some soul with Mia Borders at the Red Light Café! Get the rockin’ blues with The Marcus King Band at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for night two of the 9th Annual Christmas Extravaganza with Ryan Horne, Nathan Angelo, Dwayne Shivers and Jonathan Rich! Boogie on down to Out Front Theatre Company for The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular, through Dec. 22! The Northside Tavern dishes out a night of ‘60s/’70s rock ‘n’ roll with The Rainmen! Blues it up with George Hughley & The Shadows 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, December 15

It’s a holiday hootenanny and a half for a cause at The Star Bar with their Annual Toys for Tots Celebration featuring Kool Kat Spike Fullerton with Ghost Riders Car Club, Rodeo Twister, Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters, Deadly Lo-Fi, Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello, Matchstick Johnny, Al Shelton, the Front Porch Session Players and more! The Plaza Theater delivers a special holiday treat with a screening of Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) with special guest Zach Galligan at 7pm! Get hell-bent this holiday season as Netherworld opens its doors once again for a Haunted Holiday spooktacular! Make your way to the Rialto Center for the Arts for Atlanta’s Celtic Christmas presented by The Celtic Company! Jill Andrews bluegrasses it up at Eddie’s Attic! Catch at 15th Anniversary screening of Terry Zwigoff’s BAD SANTA (2003) at the Buckhead Theatre, doors at 6pm! Groove on down to The Roxy for The Yacht Rock Holiday Special! Make your way to The Highlander for the Two-Headed Art Show from 7pm – 10pm. Catch a screening of Brian Henson’s THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992) at the Center for Puppetry Arts at 7pm! Catch a free screening of Jon Favreau’s holiday classic ELF (2003) at Venkman’s at 10:30am! It’s a Kool Kat holiday hootenanny with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and T.T. Mahoney as they present A Charlie Brown Christmas plus selections from Phil Spector’s A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU, with Kool Kat Chad Shivers & the Silent Knights performing the Ventures’ and the Beach Boys’ Christmas albums at The Earl! Make your way to Tipple & Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary for a Mary Poppins Holiday Tea! Catch a free screening of Jon Favreau’s holiday classic ELF (2003) at Venkman’s at 10:30am, and then jingle it up as David Ellington jazzes it up with his Charlie Brown Christmas! Boogie on down to Out Front Theatre Company for The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular, through Dec. 22! Get down to Avondale Towne Cinema for their XMas Jam! Spend the night with Anna Moon at Deep End! Make your way to the Northside Tavern for a night with Tyler Neal Band! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! Get down with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! 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, December 16

Experience Jim Henson’s Holiday Special with double-feature screenings of his EMMET OTTER’S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS (1977) and THE BELLS OF FRAGGLE ROCK (1984) at theatres across Atlanta at 1pm/4pm [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); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville)]! It’s your last chance to holiday it up with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and T.T. Mahoney as they present A Charlie Brown Christmas plus selections from Phil Spector’s A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU, with Kool Kat Chad Shivers & the Silent Knights performing the Ventures’ and the Beach Boys’ Christmas albums at The Earl! Make your way to the Grant Park Farmers Market for a Holiday Craft Bazaar! Make your way to the Rialto Center for the Arts for Atlanta’s Celtic Christmas presented by The Celtic Company! The Plaza Theater screens Brenda Chapman/Steve Hickner/Simon WellsTHE PRINCE OF EGYPT (1998)! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Jeremiah S. Chechik’s NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989)! Get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jingle on down to Venkman’s as David Ellington jazzes it up with his Charlie Brown Christmas! Boogie on down to Out Front Theatre Company for The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular, through Dec. 22! Blind Willie’s gets the Delta blues with The Breeze Kings! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

Ongoing

The Aurora Theatre presents Charles DickensA CHRISTMAS CAROL through Dec. 22!

Boogie on down to Out Front Theatre Company for The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular, through Dec. 22!

The Aurora Theatre delivers their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23!

Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega, through Dec. 23!

The Fox Theatre kicks off the holiday season with THE NUTCRACKER, through Dec. 24!

The Alliance Theatre presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Cobb Energy Centre through Dec. 24!

The Center for Puppetry Arts presents a holiday favorite classic, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, through Dec. 30!

Horizon Theatre stages world premiere of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, through Dec. 30!

Horizon Theatre presents MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS through Dec. 30!

Synchronicity Theatre presents A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, through Dec. 30!

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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