This Week in ATLRetro, June 24-30, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Beat the heat and see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, June 24

Get groovy at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema as they screen Barak Goodman and Jamila Ephron’s WOODSTOCK: THREE DAYS THAT DEFINED A GENERATION (2019), through June 27! WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their new monthly series at The Plaza Theater, Queers on Film with a screening of the Jennie Livingston’s newly restored documentary PARIS IS BURNING (1990) through June 27! Spend the night with Monifah at City Winery! 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 your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! The Operators and DoomSquad rock out at The Earl! Rock out with The Pauses at the Masquerade! 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 The Pork Bellies and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, June 25

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Susan Seidelman’s DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (1985) at 7pm! Celebrate 25 years of Robert ZemeckisFORREST GUMP (1994) 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); Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Folk it up with A. A. Bondy at Eddie’s Attic! Bluegrass it up with Son Volt and Old Salt Union at the Variety Playhouse! Get rocked with Static X, DevilDriver, and Dope at the Masquerade! Get the blues with Larry Griffith at Blind Willies! 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! Get down with Johnny Cash Now at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, June 26

Get to hell raisin’ at The Star Bar’s Sabbathian Wednesday, featuring Greenbeard, Bigfoot and Ladykiller! THE GOON 20th Anniversary World Tour makes a pit stop at My Parents’ Basement with Eric Powell! Catch a screening of Joe Pytka’s SPACE JAM (1996) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! Get rocked with Hannah Wicklund and C2 & the Brothers Reed at Aisle 5! Bossa Nova it up with Bebel Gilberto at City Winery! Boogie down with a Flashback Cinema screening of Emile Ardolino’s ‘80s classic DIRTY DANCING (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! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Get the Chicago/West Coast blues with the Electromatics at Blind Willies! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Get the blues with Electric Blues Express at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! 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 27

Have a bloody good time and get improvisational with Genre-ly Speaking (with Kool Kat Madeline Brumby) as they bring to life Roger Corman’s THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960) at 7:30pm! Spend the night with Rick Springfield at Atlanta Symphony Hall with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Experience Latrese Bush at City Winery! Get to Beer & Lounging with the Andy Browne Troupe, Coyote Anyway and Gas Hound at the Clermont Lounge! Or get folksy with Leon Majcen, Bryan Elijah Smith and Szlachetka at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out at The Star Bar with Dround Hounds, Vito Romeo and Wet Jeans! The Kristen Hersch Electric Trio rocks out at Terminal West! Get your acoustic fix with The Foothill Brothers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! The Feminist Film Club presents a screening of Collin Higgins9 TO 5 (1980) at the Women’s Health Center of Atlanta at 7:30pm, sponsored by Videodrome! 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! Or blues it up with The Shadows at Blind Willies! 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 28

New wave it up with The Swimming Pool Q’s and Love Tractor at The Vista Room! Or spend the night with Drivin ‘N Cryin’ at Center Stage! The The Plaza Theater screens Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018) and Pamela B. Green’s BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE (2018) through June 30! Jazz up with Joe Gransden at Eddie’s Attic! Groove on down to Park Tavern with Yacht Rock Schooner! Franco Rosso’s controversial film BABYLON (1980) opens at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema! SCADShow presents a screening of John G. Avildsen’s KARATE KID (1984) at 7pm! Make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall for a night with Ben Folds & The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Spend the night with Sandra Hall at Blind Willies! Get jazzy with Madoca Kawahara at the Red Light Café! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop  for the Four Man String Band! The Disrupt Festival invades Lakewood Amphitheatre, featuring Juliet Simms! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Dani Mac & Co! 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, June 29

Kaiju it up with Kool Kat Shane Morton, a.k.a. ghost host with the most, Prof. Morte and his Silver Scream Spook Show at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Eugene Lourie’s monster classic GORGO (1961) and Ghoul Gal shenanigans at 1:30pm and 10pm! Or make your way to Diesel Filling Station for MarksterCon’s Stranger than the 80’s Pub Crawl! Jam it up at with Dead & Company at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Boogie down at The Highlander with Destination Unknown: ‘80s New Wave Dance Party! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a Family Matinee Series screening of Victor Fleming’s THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) at 10am! Faye Webster folks it up at The Earl with Jenny O! Spend the night with Cody Matlock at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre with The Ultimate Queen Celebration! Americana it up with the Kudzu Kings at The Loft! Spend the night with Tommy James & The Shondells at the Southern Ground Amphitheatre! She Wants Revenge delivers a post-punk revival at Terminal West! Spend the night with the Time Warp Orchestra at Venkman’s! Celebrate 30 years of Herbert RossSTEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) with a screening at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Lil Joey’s Jumpin Jive invades Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get funky with Zydefunk and Bill Sheffield at the Northside Tavern! George Hughley gets down at Blind Willies! 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 30

Get wonderfully bizarre with Weird Al Yankovic at Chastain Park! Or shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for Fandom Nerdlesque’s Disney Strip Along Show! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a Family Matinee Series screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988) at 10am! Get retro with The Neon Queen at City Winery! Or death metal it up with The Chasm, Crutiamentum, Infernal Conjuration and Vimur at The Earl! Get indie rocked with Damien Jurado and Corrina Repp at Eddie’s Attic! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Johnny’s Hideaway! Skank on down to the Masquerade for a night with Streetlight Manifesto! Get a bigger boat and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Steven Spielberg’s summer classic JAWS (1975) 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 the blues with Garrett Collins at Blind Willies! Get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! 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

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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