This Week in ATLRetro, Feb. 25-March 3, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, February 25

Geek it up with our favorite intergalactic scoundrel Hans Solo as Jon Waterhouse hosts Drink and Draw February Edition at My Parents’ Basement! 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 26

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets experimental and bizarre as they kick off their new Classics Series with a screening of David Lynch’s ERASERHEAD (1977) at 7pm! Jam on down to the Red Light Café for a night with John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra)!  The Fifth Third Bank Broadway presents LES MISERABLES at the Fox Theatre through Mar. 3! Rock out with Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes 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! Get the blues with the Nick Johnson at Blind Willies! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, February 27

Emory Cinematheque continues their “History of Color Films” series with a special screening of a rare IB Technicolor print at 7:30pm! Get folksy with Lowland Hum at Eddie’s Attic! Catch a double feature of Malcolm D. Lee’s UNDERCOVER BROTHER (2002) and Jeff Pollack’s BOOTY CALL (1997) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Catch a screening of Victor Fleming’s GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) 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! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Robert ZemeckisFORREST GUMP (1994) 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 gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! 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 28

Get rocked at The Earl with Anna Kramer & The Lost Cause, Bad Spell and Black Cat Rising! Or experience Tim McDonough’s presentation of A BUNCH OF WAYS I’D LIKE TO DIE at Synchronicity Theatre, running through March 3! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for The Candybox Revue’s Burlesque Karaoke! Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Victor Fleming’s GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) at theatres across Atlanta at 1pm/6pm [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]! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Asleep at the Wheel String Band! Get rocked with The Mother Hips at Smith’s Olde Bar! Jazz it up with Marion Meadows at Suite Food Lounge! City Winery bluegrasses it up with an evening with Leftover Salmon! Rae & The Royal Peacocks get down at Blind Willies! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with The Knotty Boys 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, March 1

Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho-Devilles at Motorheads in McDonough! Americana it up with Paul Thorn and Amy Black at the Variety Playhouse! The Center for Puppetry Arts presents ASHES, a show based on Gaute Heivoll’s Before I Burn, through March 3! The Vista Room presents El Scorcho (Weezer tribute) vs. February Stars (Foo Fighters tribute), with special guests Semi-Charmed! Get down with the Atlanta Funk Society at Venkman’s! Get jazzy with Trey Wright at the Red Light Café! Boogie down to 529 for Neon Queen – Alternative ABBA followed by an ‘80s dance party! Catch a screening of Roger Michell’s NOTTING HILL (1999) at 7pm at SCADShow! Zydefunk gets down at their King Cake Party at the Northside Tavern! Get the blues with George Hughley & The Shadows 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, March 2

Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café as Sadie Hawkins and Last Pasties Standing Goes on Spring Break! The coming of spring shows its little head at the Historic Oakland Cemetery during their Daffodil Day celebration! Or make your way downtown to the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival! Hilarity ensues as you get down and dirty during a Roast of Disney Villains at the Highland Inn Ballroom & Lounge! Get some Bayou Soul with Marc Broussard with Jamie McLean at the Variety Playhouse! Eddie’s Attic brings you Delta Moon! Tribute relives the tunes of the Allman Brothers at City Winery! Make your way to Venkman’s for a special acoustic show with Yacht Rock Revue, followed by Rock & Roll Animals (Lou Reed tribute) with special guests Chris Edmonds & Band! Zydefunk gets down at their King Cake Party at the Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! Boogie down with Selwyn Birchwood 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, March 3

Park Tavern delivers a hootenanny and a half with WRFG’s Americana in the Park featuring live tunes with Kool Kat Amy Pike and The Bonaventure Quartet, Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Riders Car Club, Russ Still & The Moonshiners, The Seed & Feed Marching Abominable, Catherine Thompson, and more! Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Victor Fleming’s GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) at theatres across Atlanta at 1pm/6pm [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]! Outlaw it up with Michael Martin Murphy and The Black Lillies at Eddie’s Attic! Street Fighting Band pays tribute to The Rolling Stones at City Winery! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Baz Luhrmann’s MOULIN ROUGE (2001) 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

Get adventurous as Theatre du Reve presents CODE NOIR: LES AVENTURES DU PREMIER COMTE DE MONTE CRISTO in French with English supertitles, running through March 10!

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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