This Week in ATLRetro, May 27-June 2, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, May 27

Geek it up at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Terry Zwigogg’s GHOST WORLD (2001) at 7pm! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018) and Pamela B. Green’s BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE (2018) through May 30! Get folksy and spend the night with David Hyde, Zach Haines and Jon Oswold at City Winery! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! 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 28

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema glams it up as they kick off their new Classics Series with a screening of Blake EdwardsBREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961) at 7pm! Get your Americana fix at Eddie’s Attic with Kristina Murray and Riley Downing! Get the blues with Harlem River Noise at the Red Light Café! Spend the night with David Gray at The Roxy! 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 29

Rock out at The Star Bar’s Sabbathian Wednesday featuring a psychedelic sludge of a line-up with HOT RAM, Space Coke, and Bog Monkey! Reggae it up at the Masquerade with Dread Mar I! Spend the night with Ryan Sheffield & The Highhills at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get bewitched with a screening of David YatesHARRY POTTER & THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (2007) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! 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)! Get down with Mrs. Smith at Eddie’s Attic! 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 30

Get intergalactic with the Paper Heart Collective and make your way to their A Very Outer Space Dance Party, featuring art, live music with They Act Human, vintage vendors, tasty treats and more! Roots rock it up with JD & The Straight Shot at City Winery! Get Dilly Dally’d at The Earl! Blues it up with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and The Cerny Brothers at Eddie’s Attic! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get old-timey with The Waymores at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Nick of Yacht Rock Revue and Tim bring you the Beatles at Venkman’s! Country rock it up with Mark Mulch and Liv Noelle at the Red Light Café! Get funky with Tragic City and Misnomer at Smith’s Olde Bar! 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 31

Have a fantastical time at the Center for Puppetry Arts during their Jim Henson Film Weekend featuring myth, magic, tours and more, through June 2! Catch a screening of Henson’s THE DARK CRYSTAL (1982) at 1pm, and LABYRINTH (1986) at 7:30pm! Get filled with tasty food and tunes at the two-day Candler Park Music & Food Fest, featuring Friday night tunes by Priscilla Block, Funk You, Stephen Marley, Greensky Bluegrass and more! Supernatural avengers kill it at The Plaza Theatre’s 25th Anniversary screening of Alex ProyasTHE CROW (1994), through June 3! Get rocked at The Star Bar during Bad Spell’s record release party, with Paint Fumes, The Woolly Bushmen, J & Jumpmen and DJ Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah! Roar on down to the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center for History on the Rocks, featuring a ‘20s cocktail party, dance lessons and more! Get some soul with Vivian Green at City Winery! Blues it up with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and The Cerny Brothers at Eddie’s Attic! Get rocked at the Masquerade with New Found Glory! Get your Americana fix with Amelia White and Kevin Gordon at the Red Clay Theatre! Prog rock it up with Coheed & Cambria, Mastadon and Every Time I Die at The Roxy! Get retro rocked with The Last Chance Riders and the JP Blues Band at Smith’s Olde Bar! Funk it up with Trey Anastasio at the Tabernacle! It’s your last chance to get merry at the Georgia Renaissance Festival! Haunt on down to the Aurora Theatre for Ghost Tours through Sept. 28! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with R&B Revue! Make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Rib Shack Lady! 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, June 1

Get freaky and make your way to the Alpharetta Branch Library for Step Right Up! A History of the Circus Side-Show and Mini Museum at 4pm! Get fuzz-rocked during 529’s FUZZSTOCK II featuring Abby Gogo, The Buzzards of Fuzz, DethPlain, Sash the Bash, PINKY DOODLE POODLE and BAST! Bluegrass it up with High Lonesome at the Red Light Café! Catch a menacing double feature at the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula with the Coen BrothersNO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2007) and Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) at 9pm! Lobsters of Rock pay tribute to the B-52s at Venkman’s! Or catch Back N Black paying tribute to AC/DC at the Dixie Tavern! Boogie down to The Basement for Heyday – Power Ballads ‘80s Dance Party! Get your Flamenco fix with Rodrigo y Gabriella at the Fox Theatre! Make your way to the Virginia Highland Summer Fest 2019 featuring art, tasty food and live music with The Dround Hounds, The Twotakes, DAYSHAWNX, Sam Burchfield, Andy Suzuki & The Method and Red Wanting Blue, through June 2! The Center for Puppetry Arts continues their Jim Henson Film Weekend with a screening of LABYRINTH (1986) at 3:30pm and more! Boogie on down for Day 2 of the Candler Park Music & Food Fest featuring Larkin Poe, Webster Band Atlanta, Aqueous, Trampled by Turtles, Dr. Dog, Dispatch and more! Rock on down to 97 Estoria for Estoriafest featuring Dinos Boys, The Hump Daze Crew a Drag Revue, Shantih Shantih, DARTH, Challenger Deep, The Queendom, Krystal V and more! Get magical with MarksterCon‘s Unicorn Pub Crawl in Virginia Highlands! 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, June 2

Get rocked with the one and only Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre! Celebrate 32 years the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club with some killer tunes and more, featuring Amy Alice Wilson, The Tito’s, Heather Luttrell, the Boohoo Ramblers, JesusHoney, Blackfox and more! Catch a screening of Steven Spielberg’s SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta)]! Make your way to Day 2 of Virginia Highland Summer Fest 2019 featuring art, tasty food and live music with Blood on the Harp, Sailing to Denver, Whiskey Wolves of the West and Free Fallin! Spend the night with The Rad Trads at Park Tavern! It’s your last chance to catch the Center for Puppetry Arts’s Jim Henson Film Weekend with a screening of LABYRINTH (1986) at 2pm and more! Skip school and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John HughesFERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) 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! (LAST CHANCE!)

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

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

Haunt on down to the Aurora Theatre for Ghost Tours through Sept. 28!

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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