This Week in ATLRetro, Feb. 4-10, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get retro-tastic and come see what’s shakin’ This Week in ATLRetro!

Monday, February 4

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! The Plaza Theater presents a 20th Anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick’s final film EYES WIDE SHUT (1999) at 9:30pm! Get folksy with The Ugly Architect and Mihaly at the Red Light Café! Spend the night with the Emerald Empire Band at The Vista Room! Make your way to 529 for Kevin Scott’s King Psyche Out Mondays, featuring Justin Stanton (Snarky Puppy)! 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!

Tuesday, February 5

Get your Gypsy punk fix with DeVotchKa and Neyla Pekarek at Terminal West! 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]! The Aurora Theatre presents A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, through Feb. 10! 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! Get the blues with Andrew Black at Blind Willies! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, February 6

Emory Cinematheque continues their “History of Color Films” series with a screening of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (1946) at 7:30pm! The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival kicks off tonight and runs through Feb. 26 at venues across Atlanta! Thrash on over to the Masquerade for a night in Hell with Soulfly, Kataklysm, Incite, Chaoseum, Prime Mover and Tombstone Blue! Make your way to Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) screening of Michael CurtizCASABLANCA (1942) at 7:15pm! 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! 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 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! Blind Willies gets the blues with the Cazanovas! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, February 7

Rock out with Joe Jackson at Center Stage! Get avant-garde as the High Museum and Film Love Atlanta (Kool Kat Andy Ditzler) continue their film series with light motion surface depth screen room viewer projector at 7pm! Bar brawl it up as Cineprov makes a hilarious trip to The Double Deuce as they riff Rowdy Herrington’s ROAD HOUSE (1989) at The Plaza Theater (7:30pm)! ATL Collective relives Aretha Franklin’s YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK at The Vista Room! Groove on down to Venkman’s for Ladies of ‘60s Soul! Get Texas countrified with Wade Bowen at City Winery! Americana on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Caleb Caudle! Take a walk through history during the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s African American History Tours, through Feb. 20! Help celebrate Joni Mitchell with a special one night only screening of JONI 75: A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (2019) at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema at 7pm! 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! Take a trip to Blind Willies for a night with Frankie’s Blues Mission! 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 8

Get goth rocked at the Masquerade with Peter Murphy’s 40 Years of Bauhaus featuring David J, Desert Mountain Tribe, Vinsantos and Richard Thorne! Make your way to The Star Bar for a night with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer, The Trouble Obscene, The Stoplight Roses and SubuTech! Mike Zohn of Obscura Antiques & Oddities and the TV show “Oddities” together with Freeman and Fugate Oddities Co. get bizarre and present The Atlanta Oddities Market Pre-Party at the Highland Inn Ballroom & Lounge, featuring vendors from near and far, Sideshow performances by Captain & Maybelle, an Authentic Tintype Photo booth and more! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at The Wing in Marietta! Make your way to Vinyl for a night with SONTALK! Spend the night with Sidney Poitier with a screening of Stanley Kramer’s GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! The Highlander dishes out an ode to love gone wrong with their Broken Hearts & Bloody Valentines Art Show! Get some soul and make your way to Venkman’s for Amy! Amy! Amy! A Celebration of Amy Winehouse! Bluegrass it up with the David Bromberg Quintet and The Talbot Brothers at City Winery! Get the blues with the Hughes Taylor Band at the Crimson Moon Cafe! Surf rock it up at The Drunken Unicorn with the Antarcticats and Superbody! Stomp on down to The Earl for a night with The Lil Smokies and The Michigan Rattlers! Make your way to MadLife Stage & Studios for a funky night with Bumpin the Mango followed by Madman’s Diary (Ozzy tribute)! Folk it up with The Kennedys at the Red Clay Theatre! Bombshell Burlesque delivers a Taste of New Orleans at the Red Light Café! Get some heavy brassy soul with the Rebirth Brass Band at Terminal West! Stomp on down to the Variety Playhouse for a night with the Yonder Mountain String Band and Handmade Moments! Pulp Atlanta presents Neil Diamond’s PSYCHO: THE MUSICAL, through Feb. 9! Get funky at the Northside Tavern with Zydefunk! 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 9

Get bizarre and make your way to The Atlanta Oddities Market at The Circus School of Atlanta at 11am! Rockabilly it up during Venkman’s Bottomless Mimosa Brunch with Rodeo Twister! Or honky-tonk it up with The Georgia Soul Council at Park Tavern! Ghosts and love collide at the Historic Oakland Cemetery with their Love Stories of Oakland tours running through Feb. 10! Make your way to the Center for Puppetry ArtsPuppetry and Stop Motion in the Silent Era event at 8pm! Get down with G Love & Special Sauce at the Variety Playhouse! Sunny Ortiz (Widespread Panic) celebrates the music of Santana at The Vista Room! Rev on down to the Dixie Tavern for a night with Hillbilly Casino and Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah! Get folksy with Muriel Anderson at the Red Clay Theatre! Rock out with The Suffers and The Hipps at Vinyl! Garage rock it up with The Young Antiques, The Channel Three and Love Letter at The Star Bar! Get acoustic with The Foothill Brothers at Eddie’s Attic! Pulp Atlanta presents their final performance of Neil Diamond’s PSYCHO: THE MUSICAL! Make your way to the Northside Tavern for a night with Bill Sheffield and The Vipers! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! Blues it up with 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, February 10

Get your bloody heart a’ fluttering at Battle & Brew’s Broken Hearts Valentine’s Day Market with a killer line up of venders including Kool Kat Shane Morton and the Silver Scream FX Lab, Kool Kat Chris Hamer of Urbnpop and more! Make your way to Pulp Atlanta to catch a screening of the first British black feature film, Horace Ove’s PRESSURE (1976) at 4pm! Or get wickedly weird this season of love and lust and pick up some local art goodies at the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club’s Lovecrafts: Valentine’s Edition from 1-6pm! Groove on over to Venkman’s for Yacht Rock Revue Unplugged! Relive Emile Ardolino’s DIRTY DANCING (1987) at theatres across Atlanta [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); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Boomers Gone Wild brings you ‘60s and ‘70s rock covers at the Crimson Moon Cafe! The Fab Four pay tribute to The Beatles at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get your bluegrass fix with Sierra Hull and the 10 String Symphony at the Variety Playhouse! Spend the night with BJ Barham at Eddie’s Attic! Geek it up during Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up Blind Willies! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Michael CurtizCASABLANCA (1942) 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! (LAST CHANCE!)

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

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

Take a walk through history during the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s African American History Tours, through Feb. 20!

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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