This Week in ATLRetro, May 13-19, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Shake a tail feather in ATLRetro This Week and come see all the killer trouble we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, May 13

UK heavy metal legends Cloven Hoof rock out at 529 with Tombstone and Black Candle! Spend the night with Brian McKnight at City Winery! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018) through May 17! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! 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 side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, May 14

SCADShow celebrates the life and work of acclaimed director John Singleton at 6pm, followed by a screening of his BOYZ N THE HOOD (1991)! Ahoy, matey! Get your fantasy fix with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Syrens of the Seven Seas at the Red Light Café! Celebrate 80 years of Batman with a screening of Joel Schumacher’s BATMAN & ROBIN (1997) at theatres across Atlanta [Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]! Spend another night with Brian McKnight at City Winery! Get rocked at the Masquerade with Sum 41 and Assuming We Survive! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Evan Stepp & The Piners, William Matheny, Pony League and Tyler Scruggs! 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 Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Blues it up with the Crosstown Allstars at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, May 15

Hula on down to The SOS Tiki Bar and celebrate the release of Shannon Mustipher’s new book, TIKI: MODERN TROPICAL COCTAILS, at 7pm! Dream pop it up with the Chromatics, Desire, and In Mirrors at the Variety Playhouse! Folk rock it up with Garrison Starr and LOLO at Eddie’s Attic! Get bewitched with a screening of Alfonso Cuaron’s HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Black metal it up with Profanatica at 529! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Robert Wise’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) 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 Frankie’s Blues Mission! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, May 16

Get monsterific and improvisational as Genre-ly Speaking (with Kool Kat Madeline Brumby) brings to life Mel WellesLADY FRANKENSTEIN (1971) at The Plaza Theater at 7:15pm! Follow the monsters up with a bizarre and noodly PlazaDrome screening of Juzo Itami’s TAMPOPO (1985) at 9:30pm! Or make your way to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their 2019 Xperimental Puppetry Theatre event! Get some soul with Tony Terry at City Winery! Rock out with Radio Cult, Up From Here, Another Year Unknown and Landt at Smith’s Olde Bar! The Variety Playhouse rocks out with the Michael Schenker Fest! Get ‘90s rocked at Venkman’s with These Crowded Streets! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! 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 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, May 17

Hop into a bigger boat and make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall for Steven Spielberg’s JAWS (1975) in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at 8pm! Get artsy with Kool Kat Chris Hamer (UrbnPop) as he hosts the Burd Brain Art Show at Allied Ink Tattoo! New Wave it up with The Producers at City Winery! Catch SCADShow’s Legacy Series screening of John Ford’s THE SEARCHERS (1956) at 7pm! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at Wild Wing Café in Cumming! Clashinista pays tribute to The Smith’s and relives Morrissey’s “Viva Hate” at The Earl! Get cabaret rocked with Amanda Palmer at the Cobb Energy Centre! Thrash out with Goatwhore, Cloak and Withered at The Drunken Unicorn! John Paul White gets folksy at Terminal West! Or folk it up with The Brother Brothers and Brian Revels at Vinyl! Bogey & The Viceroy dish out a night of swanky soul at The Vista Room! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Heather Luttrell! Make your way to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their 2019 Xperimental Puppetry Theatre event! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with The Rockaholics! Get funky with Zydefunk at the Northside Tavern! 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, May 18

Glam rock it up at The Star Bar with The Unsatisfied, Night Terrors, Zodiac Panthers and ELZIG! Or get rocked with Filthy Friends and Dressy Bessy at The Earl! Folk it up with Lady Lamb at Aisle 5! Get jazzy with Joe Robinson at the Crimson Moon Café! Spend the night with The Bitteroots at Eddie’s Attic! Jerome Newton & The Band Who Fell to Earth pay tribute to David Bowie, with Roxy Rex at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get down with John Sommerville at Suite Food Lounge! Get glitzy at The Commerce Club during the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony’s 30th anniversary celebration, A Night in Hollywood! Hop into a bigger boat and make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall for night two of Steven Spielberg’s JAWS (1975) in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at 8pm! New Wave it up with The Producers at City Winery! Make your way to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their 2019 Xperimental Puppetry Theatre event! Get poppy with the UK’s BBMak at the Loft! Mariachi it up with Christian Nodal at The Roxy! Get down with the Juke Joint Dukes at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the blues with Fishmouth Fools 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, May 19

Get your silent film fix with The Plaza Theater’s special screening of King Vidor’s 1925 classic, THE BIG PARADE (1925), with organ accompaniment by Kool Kat Ron Carter at 5pm! Eric “Rickie” McKinnie (Blind Boys of Alabama) takes you to  church at Eddie’s Attic! Get your ‘70s rock fix with Bigfoot and Bitch at The Highlander! TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Herbert RossSTEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Funk it up with Con Funk Shun, Bar-Kays and Brick at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre! Spend the night with Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band with Penny & Sparrow at the Variety Playhouse! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Carly Gibson! Make your way to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their 2019 Xperimental Puppetry Theatre event! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Rob Reiner’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) 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!

Ongoing

Out Front Theatre Company presents THE SECRETARIES through May 18! (LAST CHANCE!)

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!

Get merry as the Georgia Renaissance Festival kicks off its 34th year, jousting it up every weekend through June 2!

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

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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