This Week in ATLRetro, July 15-21, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Beat the heat and chill in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, July 15

WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their monthly series, Queers on Film, at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Gus Van Sant’s MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO (1991) at 7pm! Americana it up with John Driskell Hopkins at City Winery! Spend the night with Bond, James Bond, at The Plaza Theater during their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of John Glen’s FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1981), with a live organ intro, at 4:45pm! The UA Tara Theatre screens Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ documentary TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM (2019), through July 18! 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! 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!

Tuesday, July 16

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Robert Wise’s WEST SIDE STORY (1961) at 7pm! Get jazzy with Christian Scott at City Winery! Spend the night with Steven Conn at Eddie’s Attic! Bluegrass it up with Mickey Abraham at the Red Light Café! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of John Glen’s OCTOPUSSY (1983) at 7pm! 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! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, July 17

Catch a 50th Anniversary screening of Dennis Hopper’s EASY RIDER (1969) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]!  The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of Irvin Kershner’s NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN (1983) at 7pm! Folk rock it up with Angie Aparo, Granville Automatic, with Max Stalling & Heather Stalling at Eddie’s Attic! Swing on by City Winery for a night with Karla Harris! Get rocked with Bill Callahan (Smog) at Terminal West! Get your dino fix and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Steven Spielberg’s JURASSIC PARK (1993) 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)! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a screening of Mel Stuart’s WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! 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! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, July 18

Get bizarre with Videodrome and The Plaza Theater and catch PlazaDrome’s screening of David Lynch’s LOST HIGHWAY (1997) at 9:30pm! Spend the night with Dan Baird & Homemade Sin at Eddie’s Attic! Get down at The Star Bar with Alias Patrick Kelly, Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer, and the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra! Kevin Scott gets funky and hosts a tribute to STUFF at Buteco! Minos the Saint gets folksy at the Red Light Café! Spend the night with the Andy Browne Troupe at Waller’s Coffee Shop! The Plaza Theater continues their Tarantino Retrospective with a screening of DEATH PROOF (2007) at 7pm! 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! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! 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, July 19

New-Wave it up with Howard Jones, Men Without Hats and All Hail the Silence at the Buckhead Theatre! Rock out and pay tribute at the Tin Roof Cantina with The Cherry Bomb (Joan Jett), Learning to Count (The Ramones) and Hyperspace! Spend the night with Chinua Hawk at City Winery! Eighties it up with Electric Avenue at Park Tavern! Runaway Gin pay tribute to Phish at Terminal West! Get old-timey with the Canyon Ladies at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Spend a second night with Dan Baird & Homemade Sin at Eddie’s Attic! SCADShow presents a Legacy Series screening of Victor Fleming’s THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) at 7pm! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of John Glen’s A VIEW TO A KILL (1985) at 6:30pm, and their Tarantino Retrospective with a screening of INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (2009) at 9pm! Groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas and Nathan Nelson 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, July 20

Get geeky and mysterious with Kool Kats Michael Stark and Terrell Garrett at My Parents’ Basement during their WOLVERTON #2 Signing & Release event at 12pm! Make your way to Eagle Eye Books and get monsterific with ATLRetro Bloggeress in Charge, Anya Martin in conversation with horror writer J.S. Breukelaar at 2pm! Get your ‘90s alt rock fix at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater with the Spin Doctors and 10,000 Maniacs! Get rocked with Iron Maiden at Lakewood Amphitheatre! Or glam it up in Hell with L.A. Guns at the Masquerade! Groove on down to the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre for Gentlemen of Soul! Get your ‘70s-esque power pop fix with The Head, The Titos and Me, Me, Me at Smiths’ Olde Bar! Catch a screening of Frank OzTHE MUPPET GUYS TALKING (2017) at Center for Puppetry Arts at 8pm! Spend the night with the Rock*A*Teens at Buteco! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for Last Pasties Standing: Metallic! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of John Glen’s THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1985) at 4pm, and their Tarantino Retrospective with a screening of DJANGO UNCHAINED (2012) at 7pm! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula for  double-feature screenings of Paul Michael Glaser’s THE RUNNING MAN (1987) and Kinji Fukasaku’s BATTLE ROYALE (2000) at 9pm! Spend a second night with Chinua Hawk at City Winery! Americana it up with Michelle Malone at Eddie’s Attic! The Rainmen and Bill Sheffield get down at the Northside Tavern! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a Family Matinee Series screening of Wolfgang Peterson’s THE NEVERENDING STORY (1984) at 10am! 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, July 21

TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Edward Zwick’s GLORY (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [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); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough), and Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville)]! The 2019 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival presents a sing-along with Robert Stevenson’s MARY POPPINS (1964) at the Fox Theatre at 2pm! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a Family Matinee Series screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984) at 10am! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of John Glen’s LICENSE TO KILL (1989) at 4pm, and their Tarantino Retrospective with a screening of THE HATEFUL EIGHT (2015) at 6:30pm! Shimmy down with Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil at Metropolitan Studios for her Feather Fan-Damentals Workshop! Get down to The Earl for Tag Team’s Obligatory 20th Anniversary Show! Catch a 20th Anniversary Flashback Cinema screening of Lana and Lilly Wachowski’s THE MATRIX (1999) 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

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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