This Week in ATLRetro, March 18-24, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get retro-tastic in ATLRetro This Week and come see all the fun shenanigans we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, March 18

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Victor Fleming’s GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) at theatres across Atlanta at 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]! Get rocked with Tokyo Police Club at The Earl! 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! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, March 19

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets experimental with their new Classics Series screening of Mikhail Kalatozov’s I AM CUBA (1964) at 7pm! Cosmic Charlie pays tribute to Pink Floyd and the Grateful Dead at City Winery! Get rootsy with The Would Be Thieves, Catherine Britt and Katrina Burgyne at the Red Light Café! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Muddy Ruckus and Alex Culbreth! 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 Pajama Party Spring Edition featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more!  Johnny Cash Now pays tribute to the Man in Black at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, March 20

Emory Cinematheque continues their “History of Color Films” series with a screening of Ingmar Bergman’s CRIES & WHISPERS (1972) at 7:30pm! Folk it up with Violet Vonder Haar at the Elliott Street Pub! Get grungy with Swervedriver the Masquerade! Rock out with the Harlequins, Butthole and Dead Neighbors at The Star Bar! Get the rockin’ blues with Cody Dickinson and Friends (North Mississippi Allstars) at Terminal West! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John Ford’s THE QUIET MAN (1952) 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! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with The Wild Hares! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, March 21

Videodrome and The Plaza Theater get bizarre with their Plazadrome Cult Film Series screening of Satoshi Kon’s PAPRIKA (2006) at 9:30pm! Americana it up with Lucinda Williams at the Buckhead Theatre! Spend the night with Idan Raichel at City Winery! The Star Bar delivers one hellacious hootenanny with Wonky Tonk & The Highlife, Nikki & The Phantom Callers and Kool Kat Caroline & The Ramblers! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer 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 22

The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2019 is the only annual conference focused on contemporary Weird fiction and is hosted by ATLRetro’s Anya Martin and Weird fiction writer, Scott Nicolay. This wickedly Weird event kicks off tonight at the Hotel Indigo in College Park with an opening reception, readings and special presentations. Make your way to PULP Atlanta for The Thespian Society of Liberty College’s performance of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF QUENTIN TARANTINO, through March 30! Garage rock it up with The Woggles, Bad Spell and Rodeo Twister at The Star Bar! Spend the night with Eliot Bronson and Tony Lucca at Eddie’s Attic! Natural Wonder pays tribute to Stevie Wonder at City Winery! Spend the night with Kevn Kenney at the Crimson Moon Café! Garage rock it up with Sash the Bash, MammaBear and Alchemy at The Earl! Get your Brazilian jazz fix with Sander Panheiro at the Red Light Café! Funk it up with Disco Tendencies at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get folksy with Mountain Man at Terminal West! Get the blues with Tinsley Ellis and Coco Montoya at the Variety Playhouse! It’s a night of ‘60s and ‘70s rock ‘n’ roll at the Northside Tavern with The Rainmen! Get down with Funky Bluester 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, March 23

The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2019 gets Weird at Kool Kat Shane Morton’s Silver Scream FX Lab promising a day full of panels, readings, special presentations, wonderfully Weird spook show shenanigans, monsters and more! Rev it up at The Rockabilly Reckoning in Austell featuring Kustom Culture shenanigans, old-school cars, vintage vendors, pin-up fun, live music and more! Come on down to catch Kitty Rose & The Ramblers, Atomic Boogie, Slim & The Gems and more! Space rock it up with Spiritualized at Terminal West! Get some soul with Aaron Neville at City Winery! Yacht Rock Revue performs Talking Heads’ STOP MAKING SENSE at the Variety Playhouse! Spend the night with Eliot Bronson and Tony Lucca at Eddie’s Attic! Haunt on down to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Darkwave Music Video Night featuring Goth, dark 80s and more! It’s Prohibition pandemonium at Tin Roof Cantina with Kool Kat Blair Crimmins & The Hookers! Catch a screening of Michel Gondry’s ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004) at The Plaza Theater, through March 25! Get adventurous with a screening of Rob Reiner’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Honkytonk it up with Georgia Soul Council at the Elliott Street Pub! Make your way to Kavarna for a night with The Soogs, The Good Graces, Sun Studies and Joshua Carpenter! Get brassy with the Wasted Potential Brass Band at the Northside Tavern! 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 24

The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2019 brings you a special treat at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Decatur with The Outer Dark Symposium Weird Sisters of Horror featuring several TOD Symposium guests at 1pm! Hillbilly it up at The Earl with Scott H. Biram, The Goddamn Gallows and Urban Pioneers! Rock out with Gogol Bordello and Nu Folk Rebel Alliance in Heaven at the Masquerade, or get hardcore with Sick of It All in Hell! Folk it up with David Wilcox and Bobby Long at Eddie’s Attic! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café for a night with Russ Still & The Moonshiners! Get experimental and rock out with Buckethead at the Variety Playhouse! TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a screening of Robert Mulligan’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) 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]! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s THE GODFATHER II (1974) 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)]! Get some soul with Aaron Neville at City Winery! 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! And get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

Make your way to PULP Atlanta for The Thespian Society of Liberty College’s performance of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF QUENTIN TARANTINO, through March 30!

Get your dramatic ‘50s fix with Aurora Theatre’s presentation of MEN WITH MONEY, through April 7!

The Alliance Theatre presents their production of THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Woodruff Arts Center, through April 14!

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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