This Week in ATLRetro, Feb. 11-17, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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Monday, February 11

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!

Tuesday, February 12

Freak show it up with the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow at Smith’s Olde Bar! Shimmy it up with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Hearts & Heartbreakers at the Red Light Café! Rock out at The Earl with Some Kind of Nightmare, The Aggravated, Hembre & The Satan Sisters and Blue Tower! Spend the night with Copeland at the Masquerade! Hey nostalgic kiddies, why not make your way to Battle & Brew for Opening Night of their Nickelodeon Art Show! 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 the Boohoo Ramblers at Blind Willies! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, February 13

Emory Cinematheque continues their “History of Color Films” series with a screening of Vincente Minnelli’s AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) at 7:30pm! WUSSY MAG gets all hopeless and romantic with a screening of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘90s classic, ROMEO + JULIETTE (1996) at The Plaza Theater with two screenings at 7pm and 10:30pm, including lobby shenanigans, prizes and more! Catch a double feature of John Singleton’s POETIC JUSTICE (1993) and Louis C. K’s POOTIE TANG (2001) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Relive Emile Ardolino’s DIRTY DANCING (1987) at theatres across Atlanta at [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]! Folk it up with Alan Doyle and Whitney Rose at City Winery! Catch a screening of Heather Lenz’ documentary, KUSAMA – INFINITY: THE LIFE AND ART OF YAYOI KUSAMA (2018) at the High Museum, followed by a talk with Producer Karen Johnson! 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! Get adventurous and catch a screening of Rob Reiner’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) at SCADShow at 6pm! 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 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! 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, February 14

It’s St. Valentine’s Day folks and you know what that means! We’ve dug up a variety of rockin’ vintage shindigs taking place tonight, that we know will get your blood pumping and all set for that shot to the heart! Keep your eyes peeled for our Throwback to the 20th Century Valentine’s Day Guide, coming soon! Psychobilly it up with the Gutter Demons and Screamin’ Demons at The Earl! The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Paul Mazursky’s ENEMIES, A LOVE STORY (1989) at Perimeter Pointe 10 at 7pm, and a 20th Anniversary screening of Rolf Schubel’s GLOOMY SUNDAY (1999) at the Regal Tara 4 at 7:20pm! Jam it up at the Tabernacle with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead! Take a flight to Piedmont Park for Atlanta Balloon Glow, through Feb. 17! 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! 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 15

For those who prefer alternate history to reality and fantasy, travel way back in time during this year’s 3-day event (Feb. 15-17), AnachroCon 2019 – Time Traveler’s Ball, celebrating historical reenactments, Steampunk, science-fiction, classic horror, literature, fashion and a cornucopia of indulgences at the Hilton Airport Atlanta! Or, get your ukuleles ready and hula on down to the first ever Inuhele Atlanta Tiki Weekender and second annual Atlanta HomeBar Tour Friday – Saturday (Feb. 15-16) at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center hosted by Jonathan Chaffin and Horror in Clay (see our Shop Around feature here) and Mug Crate. Surf on into Friday night’s events with a wide variety of panels including Chaffin’s “Tikiphiles United,” daddy-o’est and ATLRetro-tastic artist extraordinaire, Derek Yaniger’s (see our Kool Kat interview with Derek here) “Doodlin’ with Derek,” and James Honeycut’s “Surf Music 101!” Or get a fright and experience the first ever Inuhele Tiki SpookShow (2 live sets) with none other than our very own Kool Kat Shane Morton, a.k.a. Ghost Host with the Most, Prof. Morte and his band of go-go island ghouls, magic tricks, jokes, spectacle, frights and more! (Check out our soon to be Kool Kat of the Week, Allison Chaffin, coming soon!)

Make your way to City Winery for a night with Steve Earle, Channing Wilson and Shannon McNally! Cocktail it up at Tiki Tango as they attempt to make the World’s Largest Mai Tai! Rock on down to The Highlander for a night with Taj Motel Trio, The Breaks and The Breaknecks! Catch a screening of Bill Gunn’s GANJA & HESS (1973) at The Plaza Theaterat 8pm! The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Paul Mazursky’s ENEMIES, A LOVE STORY (1989) at the Regal Tara 4 at 1:50pm! Catch a midnight screening of Jim Sharman’s THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Jazz it up with Tabreeca Woodside at the High Museum’s Friday Night Jazz event! Yacht rock it up with Gino Vannelli at Center Stage! Get rootsy at The Earl with Los Colognes and Migrant Worker! Get funky with Here Come the Mummies at Terminal West! Spend the night with The Crystal Method at the Variety Playhouse! Rock out at The Star Bar with Timmy James and The Blue Flames, Kool Kat Adam McItyre with The Pinx and Johnny D! Blues it up with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Damon Fowler gets 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 16

It’s day 2 of AnachroCon 2019 – Time Traveler’s Ball, dishing out anything and everything Victorian, Steampunk and more! It’s day 2 of Inuhele Atlanta Tiki Weekender featuring the Lava-lava Revue & Conga (part talent show/part fashion show), fire dancers, panels on all things island and tiki including history, cocktails, cooking, and art! And you won’t want to miss The Iron Tikitender On Tour Bartending Competition and live entertainment like The Mystery Men? and Kinky Waikiki and more! Get hell-bent for a cause during the House of Heavy Metal Horror: Donatin’ for Satan event raising donations for LGBTQ youth, featuring hellacious tunes by  The Valkyrie (Kool Kat Shane Morton), Kool Kats The Casket Creatures, ELZIG and Bigfoot! It’s Prohibition pandemonium at The Earl with Kool Kat Blair Crimmins & the Hookers and Blood on the Harp! Afrobeat it up with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 at the Masquerade! Spend the night with Al Di Meola (2 shows) at City Winery! Delbert McClinton lays down some Texas roots at the Variety Playhouse! Get to jammin’ at The Vista Room with Frankly Scarlet and the Captain Midnight Band! Funk it up at Venkman’s with Mausiki Scales & The Common Ground and Khari Cabral Simmons! Flamenco on down to the Rialto Arts Center for a night with Farruquito! Rock out with Stabbing Westward at Center Stage! Stomp on down to the Crimson Moon Cafe for a night with Roxie Watson! Spend the night with Switchfoot at the Tabernacle! New Sensation pays tribute to INXS at Vinyl! Make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night with Bill Sheffield and The Rockaholics! 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 17

It’s day 3 and your last chance to experience alternate history at AnachroCon 2019 – Time Traveler’s Ball! Funk it up at Venkman’s with The Funky Knuckles and the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra! The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival presents a 40th Anniversary screening of Robert Aldrich’s THE FRISCO KID (1979) at Perimeter Pointe 10 at 7:40pm! Procol Harum rocks out at City Winery! The Wildflowers pay tribute to Tom Petty at MadLife Stage & Studios! Folk rock it up with Quickchester at The Vista Room! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre screens Steven Spielberg’s THE COLOR PURPLE (1985) at 3pm! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a screening of George Cukor’s MY FAIR LADY (1965) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); 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]! Spend the night with Strung Like a Horse at Smith’s Olde Bar! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Robert Mulligan’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) 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

The Alliance Theatre presents EVER AFTER, through Feb. 17! (LAST CHANCE!)

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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