This Week in ATLRetro, June 10 – 16, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, June 10

Rev on down to Summit Racing in McDonough for a night with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles! Shimmy on down to Metropolitan Studios for Burlesque from the Inside with Kellita the Showgirl Shaman! Catch a screening of Luis Bunuel’s THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE (1972) at The Plaza Theater, running through June 13! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! 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, June 11

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets criminal in Little Italy with their new Classics Series screening of Martin Scorsese’s MEAN STREETS (1973) at 7pm! Celebrate all things Tim Burton at Battle & Brew’s Tim Burton Art Show – Opening Night! Get rocked with Ringworm and All Hell at 529! Get the blues with Bill Sheffield, Nate Nelson and Brandon Reeves at Blind Willies! Get intergalactic as shenanigans ensue at theatres across Atlanta with RIFFTRAX LIVE taking on Mark Steve Grove’s STAR RAIDERS (1983) [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; 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); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! The Historic Oakland Cemetery honors those who have served with their Flashlight Tours: Veterans of Oakland! Celebrate Pride with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during Tease Tuesday Burlesque event at the Red Light Café! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Get the blues with Electric Blues Express at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, June 12

WUSSY MAG gets futuristic at the The Plaza Theater with their monthly campy feature fantastico, with Luc Besson’s THE FIFTH ELEMENT (1997) at 7pm! Get really retro with Tchaikovsky and More in Piedmont Park! Get your Americana fix with Dylan LeBlanc and Erin Rae at The Earl! Or stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Blood on the Harp, Blue Water Highway and The Wheelhouse Rousters! The Highlander rocks out with Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Bluegrass it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Hey you guys! Why not catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Richard Donner’s ‘80s classic THE GOONIES (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)! Blues it up with Cody Matlock at Blind Willies! 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 Man in Black, Johnny Cash Now! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, June 13

Get bizarre with Videodrome and The Plaza Theatre as they present An Evening with Deadly Prey Gallery exhibit, featuring the Chicago-based art gallery dedicated to the hand-painted movie posters from Ghana, followed by a Q&A Brian Chankin (DPG founder) and a screening of Ratno Timoer’s THE DEVIL’S SWORD (1984) [exhibit through June 23]! Honkytonk it up with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club at the Clermont Lounge! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! 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! Kristin & The Honeybadgers get down at Blind Willies! 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, June 14

Get futuristic and catch a screening of John Carpenter’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981) at The Plaza Theater! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra pairs up with Michael Curtiz’ classic CASABLANCA (1942) at Atlanta Symphony Hall at 8pm! Get your sleazy blues-tinged rock fix with Gunpowder Gray at The Earl! Or get psyche-rocked with Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to the Mad Hatter Market Art & Music Festival, featuring live tunes, tasty treats and vintage vendors! The Grindhouse Players present their adaptation of 2003 thriller PHONE BOOTH at Pulp Atlanta, through June 22! Get down with George Hughley at Blind Willies! Swap Real Deal gets the blues 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, June 15

Blast-Off Burlesque takes you to the Chicken Ranch with their TABOOLALA event at The Plaza Theater, featuring pre-show lobby shenanigans and a screening of Colin HigginsBEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (1982) at 9:30pm! Surf rock it up at the Mule Camp Tavern with El Capitan & the Reluctant Sadists and ELZIG! Cross the pond and make your way to the Red Light Café as the BadAsh Allstar Team celebrates McCartney’s birthday with their Beatles Jam! Catch a bloody double feature at the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula with Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO (1960) and Mary Harron’s AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) at 9pm! Get rootsy with Delta Moon at Blind Willies! Funk it up with Kool & The Gang at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra pairs up with Michael Curtiz’ classic CASABLANCA (1942) at Atlanta Symphony Hall at 8pm! Come celebrate Juneteenth at the Historic Oakland Cemetery featuring tours, storytelling and more! Get down at the Variety Playhouse with Bone Thugs n Harmony! Get down with Johnny Scales at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! 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 16

TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Phil Aldon Robinson’s FIELD OF DREAMS (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 adventurous and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Steven Spielberg’s ‘80s classic RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) 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 rocked with Paul Gilbert 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!

Ongoing

The Grindhouse Players present their adaptation of 2003 thriller PHONE BOOTH at Pulp Atlanta, through June 22!

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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