This Week in ATLRetro, July 29-Aug. 4, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, July 29

Get jazzy with the Sataras Quartet and Sister Sai at the Red Light Café! Americana it up with Bonehart Flannnigan at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Make your way to The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs) for the 2019 WIFTA (Women in Film & Television Atlanta) Short Film & Talent Showcase! Spend the night with Bond, James Bond, at The Plaza Theater during their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Sam MendesSKYFALL (2012) at 7pm! 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]! 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 30

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)]! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! The Plaza Theater Foundation presents a screening of Milos Forman’s HAIR (1979) at 7pm! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! 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]! 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 31

Get old school and groove on down to Chastain Park for a night with Lionel Richie! The Plaza Theater rounds out their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Sam MendesSPECTRE (2015) at 7pm! Get your ‘60s garage rock fix with The Trouble Obscene at The Star Bar! 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)! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Head down the Yellow Brick Road and catch a screening of Victor Fleming’s THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) 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, August 1

Get hellaciously rocked at 529 with Bible of the Devil, The Pinx (Kool Kat Adam McIntyre), Dusty Booze & the Babyhaters, and Timmy James & the Blue Flames! Rev it up and rock out at Smith’s Olde Bar with The Muckers, The Sideburners and the Tomb Tones! Get saxxy with Paul Taylor at Suite Food Lounge! A night of hilarity ensues at The Plaza Theater with a Cineprov riff-session and screening of a Mystery Movie! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café for a night with Chris Jones & The Night Drivers! Megan Jean & The KFB bring you Lounge Act: The Songs of Nirvana as Jazz at Waller’s Coffee Shop! 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, August 2

The Center for Puppetry Arts kicks off their 80s Family Film Festival with 80s Puppet Hunts, Puppet MASH, 80s Pop-up Dance Parties, I love 80s Trivia, a screening of John Badham’s SHORT CIRCUIT (1986) at 1pm and more! Make your way to Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre’s Movies, Bands & Brews screening of John HughesFERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) at 7pm! Get down with Kool Kats Gringo Star, Shantih Shantih and Lesibu Grand at 529! Alt rock it up with The Verve Pipe at City Winery! Post-hardcore it up with Silverstein at the Tabernacle! 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, August 3

Garage rock it up with The Growlers at the Variety Playhouse! The Center for Puppetry Arts continues their 80s Family Film Festival with a screening of Wolfgang Petersen’s THE NEVERENDING STORY (1984) at 4pm! Geek it up with Kook Kat Chris Hamer (UrbnPop) and make your way to Legion ComicCon from 11am – 5pm in Smyrna! Get revved with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles at Falcons Fury Harley Davidson in Conyers! Bluegrass it up with Battlefield Collective at The Hunt House! The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre presents an Evening of Jazz with Brian Culbertson! Get rocked with DINOS Boys, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and more at The Earl! Get folksy with Antsy McClain & the Trailer Park Troubadours at the Red Light Café! Catch Mudcat recording live at Waller’s Coffee Shop! 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, August 4

Get monsterific as Found Stages presents Cocktails and Reading Series: Frankenstein’s Funeral at the Dunwoody Nature Center from 2pm – 4pm! It’s your last chance to eighties it up at the Center for Puppetry Arts80s Family Film Festival with a screening of Frank OzTHE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN (1984) at 4pm! Make your way to EAV for an August Art Market & Tie-Dye Party! Shimmy down with Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil at Metropolitan Studios for her Feather Fan-Damentals Workshop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Tony Scott’s TOP GUN (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

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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