This Week in ATLRetro, July 22-28, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, July 22

Get rocked at The Earl with Davila 666, Gentleman Jesse & His Men and Bad Spell! Swing on by City Winery for a night with Louis Prima Jr. ! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Folk rock it up with Gordon Lightfoot at the Cobb Energy Centre! Make your way to Chastain Park for a night with Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World, and Ra Ra Riot! Get down with Jimbo Mathus at Eddie’s Attic! Spend the night with Bond, James Bond, at The Plaza Theater during their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Martin Campbell’s GOLDENEYE (1995) at 7pm! The UA Tara Theatre screens Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ documentary TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM (2019), through July 25! 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! 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!

Tuesday, July 23

Get experimental with Part Time, Gary Wilson and Improvement Movement at 529! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café as The Good Graces present Atlanta Old Girls’ Club: A Woman’s In the Round! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! The Plaza Theatre Foundation presents a screening of Bob Fosse’s ALL THAT JAZZ (1979) 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 24

Funk it up at Chastain Park with Earth, Wind & Fire! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of Roger Spottiswoode’s TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997) at 10pm! Bluegrass it up with Nefesh Mountain at Eddie’s Attic! 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)! 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 Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a screening of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) 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 25

Spend the night with Jake La Botz at Smith’s Olde Bar! Beer & Lounge it up at the Clermont Lounge with Bigfoot, Coffin Hunter and Turbo Gatto! Funk it up at the Fox Theatre during the One Nation Under a Groove Tour featuring George Clinton, Fishbone, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf and more! Skank on down to The Star Bar for a night with Mephiskapheles! Get improvisational with Genre-ly Speaking (with Kool Kat Madeline Brumby) at The Plaza Theater at 9:30pm! Celebrate 40 Muppet-y years of Jim Henson’s THE MUPPET MOVIE (1979) 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; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Spend the night with The Bottle Rockets at Eddie’s Attic! Get rocked with Alice in Chains at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of Michael Apted’s THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999) 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 26

Get artsy with the dead during the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Flashlight Tour: Artists of Oakland! Psych rock it up with A Drug Called Tradition at 529! Garage rock it up with Ex Hex, Spider Bags and The Preakness at The Earl! Spend the night with Dapo Dina at the Red Light Café! Make your way to Terminal West for a night with The Protomen! Bluegrass it up with the Travelin’ McCourys at Eddie’s Attic! Catch a screening of Amy Heckerling’s CLUELESS (1995) at SCADShow at 7pm! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of Lee Tamahori’s DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002) at 9pm! Head back to school and catch a screening of Mark WatersMEAN GIRLS (2004) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! 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 27

The 10th Annual Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl invades Diesel Filling Station at 4p! The 2019 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival presents a screening of Rob Reiner’s ‘80s classic, THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) at the Fox Theatre at 6:30pm! Doowop it up with The Isley Brothers at Chastain Park! Time Travel Events presents their Creature Feature: 50s Movie Night with screenings of Jack Arnold’s CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) and William Castle’s HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959) at 8pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles at Dixie Tavern! ABBA The Concert boogies down at the Cobb Energy Centre! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of Martin Campbell’s CASINO ROYALE (2006) at 7pm! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula for  double-feature screenings of Mamoru Oshii’s GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995) and Katsuhiro Otomo’s AKIRA (1988) at 9pm! Flannel Nation pays tribute to ‘90s rock at Venkman’s! The Breeze Kings and Bill Sheffield get down 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, July 28

The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of Marc Forster’s QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008) at 4pm! Celebrate 30 years of Hayao Miyazaki’s KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Robert ZemeckisBACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) 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)! Be a smooth operator and make your way to Venkman’s for a night with Forever ’78, Bencoo and Yacht Rock Revue! 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! [LAST CHANCE!]

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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