This Week in ATLRetro, Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get hep to the jive in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, January 28

Spend the night with Peter Asher and Jeremy Clyde 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 29

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema’s Deconstructing the Beatles Series continues with a screening of The BeatlesMAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (1967) at 7pm! TCM Presents a special 80th Anniversary screening of Victor Fleming’s THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) at theatres across Atlanta at 7pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Shimmy on over to the Red Light Café for a night of Tablao Flamenco! Rumours pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac at City Winery! 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! Blues it up with the Redstone Ramblers at Blind Willies! 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 30

Emory Cinematheque continues their “History of Color Films” series with a screening of Michael CurtizTHE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938) at 7:30pm! Jazz it up old-fashion-style with Pink Martini at the Variety Playhouse! Tribute pays tribute to the Allman Brothers at City Winery! Make your way to Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) screening of Gene Kelly’s SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) at 7:15pm! Bluegrass it up with Gaelynn Lea, Book Club and Ben Trickey at 529! The Star Bar eighties it up during their ‘80s Dance Party with DJ Kahle! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! 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]! Catch a “No Resolutions” double feature of Alexander Payne’s SIDEWAYS (2004) and Mary Harron’s AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Jonathan Lynn’s MY COUSIN VINNY (1992) 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)]! TCM Presents a special 80th Anniversary screening of Victor Fleming’s THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) at theatres across Atlanta at 7pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville)]! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! 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! Boogie down with Art Holliday at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Blind Willies get some soul with Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo! 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 31

Sideshow shenanigans ensue at the Clermont Lounge with Captain & Maybelle, Hot Todd Lincoln, and rockin’ tunes with Pearl Bottom Radio! Get southern fried with Royal Johnson and the Chris Edmonds Band (The Swinging Richards) at the Red Light Café!  Or get countrified with Whiskey Myers and Bones Owens at the Variety Playhouse! Rock out with Daniel Romano, T. Hardy Morris and Slow Parade at The Earl! Get rootsy with The Steel Wheels and Hudson Taylor at Eddie’s Attic! Get rocked at The Star Bar with Willess, Jackwagon, Sent From Earth and BEAM! Get folksy with Alex Guthrie, Jesse Denaro and Cougar Sweat at Smith’s Olde Bar! 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! Stomp on down to Blind Willies for a night with Heather Luttrell! 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, February 1

Pop on over to the Red Light Café for the International Pop Overthrow (IPO) Day I, featuring Leisure McCorkle, Heart Hunters, What the..?, Orange Hat, Paul Melancon & The New Insecurities, The Raving Knaves and Kenny Howes & The Wow! Boogie down to The Vista Room for Tony Tatum’s ‘80s vs. ‘90s House Party! Interstellar Echoes pay tribute to Pink Floyd at the Variety Playhouse! AJ Ghent gets funky at Eddie’s Attic! Get rocked at The Star Bar with Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, The Deadlines and Rare Birds! Get retro rocked at Smith’s Olde Bar with BLACKFOX! Departure pays tribute to Journey at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Pulp Atlanta presents Neil Diamond’s PSYCHO: THE MUSICAL, through Feb. 9! Get down with the Grant Green Band and Cody Matlock at the Northside Tavern! George Hughley & The Shadows get down at Blind Willies! 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, February 2

Oh Boy! The Star Bar is sizzlin’ with one hot Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper celebration, HOLLYFEST XI! Get your retro rock fix with Rodeo Twister, The Sideburners, Bad Friend, El Scorcho, Kool Kat Caroline & The Ramblers, The Tombstones, Screamin’ Demons, Slim & The Gems, Kitty Rose & The Rattlers, Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley, Slim Chance & The Convicts, and more! Sleaze it up at 529 and rock out with BIGFOOT, ELZIG, Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters and LUST! Or make your way to The Earl for a rockin’ night with Kool Kats Gringo Star, Jupiter Watts and A Drug Called Tradition! Venkman’s boogies down with a Groundhog Day Dance Party with Saved By the Band! The Plaza Theater presents a 20th Anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick’s final film EYES WIDE SHUT (1999) at 9:30pm! Rock out with the Foo Fighters at Atlantic Station! Get your freak on and make your way to 97 Estoria for Cozy’s 6th Annual Rick James Birthday Tribute! Pop on over to the Red Light Café for the International Pop Overthrow (IPO) Day 2, featuring The Raves, The Shut-Ups, The Sunset District, Daniel & Bristol, The Ringos, Sunshine Slowdown and Netherglades! AJ Ghent gets funky at Eddie’s Attic! It’s Tribute Night at Smith’s Olde Bar with Nameless Nameless (Nirvana), Butterflies & Hurricanes (MUSE) and Suck on Primus (Primus)! Pulp Atlanta presents Neil Diamond’s PSYCHO: THE MUSICAL, through Feb. 9! Groove on down to The Vista Room for a night with Purple Madness, paying tribute to Prince, with RUNAGROUND! Make your way to the Northside Tavern for an Allman Brothers Tribute Band! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! Blues it up with Big Bill Morganfield 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, February 3

Pop on over to the Red Light Café for the International Pop Overthrow (IPO) Day 3, featuring David Ryan, Keith Slettedahl, Rob Vincent & The Acccents, The Joe & Joe Show, The Good Graces and The Soogs! Spend the night with Francine Reed at Eddie’s Attic! Geek it up during My Parents’ Basement’s Super Smash Brothers Tournament! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Fred Zinnemann’s OKLAHOMA (1955) 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)]! 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!

Ongoing

Pulp Atlanta presents Neil Diamond’s PSYCHO: THE MUSICAL, through Feb. 9!

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

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

Get really retro and journey back 220 million years to when massive pterosaurs ruled the skies with Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s newest Giant Screen film, FLYING MONSTERS 3D, through June 1!

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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