This Week in ATLRetro, Jan. 14-20, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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Monday, January 14

Skip school and catch a screening of John HughesFERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) at The Plaza Theater at 7:30pm! Rock on down to The Earl for a night with A Drug Called Tradition, Stonefield and the Mathis Hunter Band! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with The Threadbare Skivvies, Battlefield Collective and Jesse Nighswonger! Theatrical Outfit presents the Unexpected Play Festival through Jan. 15! Get jazzy with Maysa Leak at City Winery! 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 for a night with Larry Griffith!

Tuesday, January 15

Get hellacious and rock down to The Earl for a night with Hank Von Hell, The Vaginas and Against the Grain! Rock out with one of the oldest Pink Floyd tribute bands (1988), The Machine, at City Winery! Grant Farm dishes out a night of Americana at the Red Light Café! Make your way to the Alliance Theatre for their presentation of EVER AFTER, running through Feb. 17! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! 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! Stomp on down to Blind Willies for a night with the BooHoo Ramblers! Get down with J.T. Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, January 16

Get rocked with Jon Spencer & The HITmakers and Subsonics at The Earl! Bowie, trolls and goblins, oh my! WUSSY MAG presents Jim Henson’s LABYRINTH (1986) at The Plaza Theater with two events at 7pm and 9:30pm, including lobby shenanigans, prizes and more! Join the [REDACTED] Film Club, a free weekly film screening (different monthly themes) hosted by Videodrome and Patina Pictures, and catch a super secret screening at the Georgia Beer Garden at 7pm, through April 24 [January’s theme – Party Like it’s 1999]! Folk it up with Gregory Alan Isakov and the Shook Twins at the Buckhead Theatre! Get bewitched at The Bakery with The Witching Hour event! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Victor Fleming’s GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)]! Catch a “No Resolutions” double feature of Peter Collingson’s THE ITALIAN JOB (1969) and Nicolas Winiding Refn’s DRIVE (2011) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Or make your way to Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) screening of Elia Kazan’s A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951) at 7:15pm! Get down with Louis York & The Shindellas at City Winery! Get the rockin’ blues with Willy Porter at Eddie’s Attic! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! 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! 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! Boogie down with Art Holliday at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Blind Willies dishes out a a night of Chicago/West Coast blues with the Electromatics! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, January 17

Videodrome and The Plaza Theater (Plazadrome) present a screening of John Woo’s ‘90s classic, FACE/OFF (1997) at 9:30pm! The Star Bar kicks off their Down South Show Down with Gunpowder Gray, Bad Spell, Pine & Tolliver Gimme Gimme Gimme and more! Get avant-garde as the High Museum and Film Love Atlanta (Kool Kat Andy Ditzler) kick off a retrospective film series, featuring films by Lawrence Jordon, Joseph Cornell, Rudolph Burckhardt and Stan Brakhage (check out our Kool Kat feature with Jane Wodening/Brakhage here)! Tasty vittles and killer tunes are what you’ll get when you make your way to Sweet Auburn BBQ for the Captain & Maybelle Benefit Dinner, featuring raffles, prizes and Graveyard Gospel! Get down to The Earl for BOWIE IN SWEATS: A Tribute to the Thin White Duke featuring T.T. Mahoney, Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer & the Bicycle Eaters and TL Gunselman is Kate Bush! Jazz it up with the Atlanta Latin Jazz Orchestra at Venkman’s! Steve Tyrell jazzes it up at City Winery! Folk rock it up at Eddie’s Attic with Elenowen, Joshua Fletcher, Caitlin Canty and The Oshima Brothers! Brent Cobb delivers a night of outlaw country at Terminal West! Jazz it up with Rick Braun at Suite Food Lounge! 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! Blues it up with The Shadows at Blind Willies! 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, January 18

Have a honky-tonk hoedown at Tin Roof Cantina with Kitty Rose & The Ramblers, Ghost Riders Car Club’s (Kool Kat Spike Fullerton) and the Voodoo Poboys! Catch a Legacy Series screening of Victor Fleming’s GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) at SCADShow at 7pm! Departure pays tribute to Journey at City Winery! Get some southern soul with Gareth Asher, Hunter Callahan and Hannah Murphy at Eddie’s Attic! Get your ‘70s rock fix with Deep Shag at Smith’s Olde Bar! Or bluegrass it up with The Devil Makes Three and the Lost Dog Street Band at the Variety Playhouse! The Star Bar dishes out day 2 of their Down South Show Down with Wyldlife; Mama; Ravagers; Sick Bags; Bad Sons; Ladrones; The Sadists and Pleather! Make your way to The Earl for a night with Steve Nebraska, Sara Rachele and Vito Romeo! Street Fighting Band with Kool Kat Rich Desantis dish out a night of Rolling Stones tunes at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at The Bone Yard in Roswell! Grunge on down to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History for ‘90s Night! Or groove on down to Venkman’s for a night with Yacht Rock Revue! Get the blues with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Or get down with George Hughely & The Shadows at Blind Willies! Get the Todd Prusin Experience 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, January 19

Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The PsychoDevilles at the Dixie Tavern in Marietta! The Earl delivers a night with Brother Hawk, Evan Stepp & The Piners and The Pink Stones! Head into the Dixieland ragtime-style with Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband at the Red Clay Theatre! The Star Bar continues rockin’ out during a Down South Show Down with Dirty Fences; RMBLR; Trouble Boys; BBQT; Brower; Crocodile Tears; Criminal Kids; Cheap Tissue; Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah; Fixed Faces; and The Fill Ins! Bluegrass it up with Greensky Bluegrass at the Tabernacle! Or get countrified with Aaron Watson at Terminal West! Make your way to Kavarna for a night with RUST and The Muckers! Swing by the Red Light Café for a night with Kool Kat Johnny Pine and his Live from Behind Bars, Chapter 2! Or groove on down to Venkman’s for a night with Yacht Rock Revue! Rock out at The Highlander with Magoo’s Heroes, Genki Genki Panic and the Lone Deaf Pig Dog! Get down with Pavlo at Center Stage! Nineties rock it up with Did Mommy Say Sorry? at Jekyll Brewing in Alpharetta! Rock out with Braxton & The Renditions at Smith’s Olde Bar! The Northside Tavern gets down with The Breeze Kings and Bill Sheffield! Boogie down with Harvey Brindell at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! Spend the night with The Empress of Soul, Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willies! 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, January 20

Spend the night with Steve Earle, Channing Wilson and Shannon McNally at City Winery! Get jazzy with Shatka Jazz at Venkman’s! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Alfonso Cuaron’s HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)]! Surf on down to the Cobb Energy Centre for The Beach Boys! Get some soul with Natalie Brady at the Crimson Moon Café! Indie folk it up with Pete Yorn at The Loft! Geek it up at the Center for Puppetry ArtsMystery Science Theater 3000 Puppet Unveiling at 7pm! Frankie’s Blues Mission gets down at Blind Willies! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner! Or blues it up with Fat Back Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!


The Aurora Theatre presents A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, through Feb. 10!

The Alliance Theatre presents EVER AFTER, through Feb. 17!

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!

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