This Week in ATLRetro, May 20-26, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

So many swell shenanigans taking place in ATLRetro This Week! Come see what we’ve found for you!

Monday, May 20

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Get down with Nick Waterhouse at Terminal West! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018) through May 23! GKIDS Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2019’s 35th Anniversary screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]! Catch retro-inspired Swedish singer Leon at the Buckhead Theatre! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Thrash on down to Hell at the Masquerade for a night with Sacred Reich, Sworn Enemy and Anger Within! 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 for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, May 21

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema delivers a special early screening of Pamela B. Green’s BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE (2018) followed by a Q&A with the director, at 7:30pm! Slippery When Wet pays tribute to Bon Jovi at City Winery! Spend the night with Matthew Logan Vasquez at Eddie’s Attic! Get industrial with Nitzer Ebb at Terminal West! Or spend the night with Art Alexakis (Everclear) at the Variety Playhouse! 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)]! GKIDS Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2019’s 35th Anniversary screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]! 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 22

Get rocked at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema with a screening of Tom JonesASBURY PARK: RIOT, REDEMPTION, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (2019) at 7pm! Spend the night with Kenny Howe & The Wow and John McNicholas (The Sunset District) at The Star Bar! Tacocat dishes out a night of Go-Gos meets the Monkees, with Sammi Lanzetta and Winter at The Drunken Unicorn! Blues it up with The Rainbow Girls at Eddie’s Attic! Get bewitched with a screening of Mike Newell’s HARRY POTTER & THE GOBLET OF FIRE (2005) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! 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 the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! 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)]! 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 23

Get rocked, revved and honky tonked with a weekend chock full of the hillbilly persuasion, murder ballads and more with Bubbapalooza 2019 killing it with four full days of rockin’ tunes, BBQ, raffles and fun at The Star Bar, and head on downstairs to the Little Vinyl Lounge for Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Rock on down and kick off the weekend with Genki Genki Panic, Chrome Castle, Coach N’ Commando, and Roadkill Debutante! Beer & Lounge at the Clermont Lounge with Meagan Jean & The KFB, Nikki & The Phantom Callers and Mathis Hunter! Make your way to Venkman’s for Ladies of the ‘80s/’90s with Alyssa and Pete Olson (Yacht Rock Revue)! Cow-punk it up with Alejandro Escovedo, Front Country and Sydney Morse at Eddie’s Attic! Get your Americana fix with Threadbare Skivvies at Waller’s Coffee Shop! 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 24

Day 2 of Bubbapalooza 2019 at The Star Bar raises a ruckus with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, Rev James Leg, El Capitan & The Reluctant Sadists, The Tomb Tones, with a special Tiki Lounge featuring DJ Dusty Booze & Miss Candice with Cap’n Actin Jackson! You Oughta Know pays tribute to ‘90s chick rock at the Dixie Tavern! Jill Rock Jones pays tribute to Aretha Franklin with Rock Steady at Venkman’s! Geek it up at The Plaza Theater as they screen Terry Zwigogg’s GHOST WORLD (2001), through May 27! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens Pamela B. Green’s BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE (2018), through May 25! Or skip school and catch a screening of John HughesFERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Get experimental with Zen Mother at 529! Departure pays tribute to Journey and Head Games pay tribute to Foreigner at the Buckhead Theatre! Or catch Who’s Bad paying tribute to Michael Jackson at City Winery! Bluegrass it up with Trout Steak Revival at the Crimson Moon Café! Get rocked with Reconciler, Kool Kats Shehehe, and New Junk City at The Earl! Spend the night with Chinua Hawk at Eddie’s Attic! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Big C! Make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! 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 25

The Star Bar and Bubbapalooza 2019 get jangled ‘n’ sleazy with Day 3’s rockin’ lineup with Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley, Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello with The Delusionaires, Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club, Al Shelton, Bully, The Wildtones, Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer & The Compartmentalizationalists, JJ & The Hustlers, the Outlaw Women Band, Tipsy & The Tri-Tones and a special Tiki Lounge with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, Malone Ranger and more! Get zombified at The Senoia Dead Bash delivering its 2nd Annual Charity Bash at The Esco Feed Mill for two killer days, through Sunday May 26, supporting two charities, Healing 4 Heroes, and Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation! Enjoy THE WALKING DEAD celebrities, on stage interviews, horse and dog stunt performances, street vendors, live tunes, celebrity auctions and more! Get monstrous during the Official JOE STRYKER Movie Wrap Party at Sweetwater Bar & Grill with Kool Kats the Casket Creatures, ELZIG and DDC! Get rootsy with Bonnie Blue at City Winery! Emma Ruth Rundle folks it up at The Earl! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Rodeo Twister and Ashley Walls! Rumours pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac at the Variety Playhouse! Americana it up with Blackfoot Daisy at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Jazz it up at Piedmont Park during the Atlanta Jazz Festival featuring a killer line-up! The Marietta Pops Orchestra pays tribute to Henry Mancini, John Williams and George Cohen during their Spring Concert at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Get down with The Vipers at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the blues with Debbie Bond 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 26

Bubbapalooza 2019 brings you Michael Tolcher, Blackfox, The Hills & The Holler, Michael C. Smith, Kahle Davis & The Nightwatchmen and more at The Star Bar! Get funky with Morris Day & The Time and Queen of Percussion, Sheila E at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre! Get your Styx fix at Chastain Park! Or get roots-rockin’ with Nils Lofgren at City Winery! Dead Meadow dishes out a night of psychedelic rock at The Earl! Folk it up with The Bittersweets at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to the Variety Playhouse for a night with David Crosby & The Sky Trails Band! Pop rock it up with John Waite at The Vista Room! Jazz it up at Piedmont Park during Day 2 of the Atlanta Jazz Festival! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Randal Kleiser’s GREASE (1978) 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

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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