This Week in ATLRetro, August 19-25, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Shake a tail feather and come see what’s happening in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, August 19

WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their monthly series, Queers on Film, at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Blake EdwardsVICTOR/VICTORIA (1982) at 7pm! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Get rocked as Heart brings their Love Alive Tour to Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! Catch a screening of Satoshi Kon’s MILLENNIUM ACTRESS (2001) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! It’s tribute night at City Winery, so come on by for a night with Elton Dan & The Rocket Band and Gypsies, Doves & Dreams! Get indie rocked with Kingsbury and Alex Lahey at The Earl! Or get industrial at the Masquerade with God Module, Finite Automata and Absynthe of Faith! Americana it up with Jason Waller 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! 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! 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, August 20

Make your way to The Plaza Theater for a special screening of the 40th anniversary final cut of Francis Ford Coppola’s homage to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) at 8pm, through Aug. 26! RIFFTRAX LIVE gets creepy crawly with an encore screening of Bill Rebane’s THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION (1975) 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); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Get your ‘90s rock fix with Live, Bush and Our Lady Peace at Chastain Park! Get down with the Redstone Ramblers at Blind Willie’s! Or catch Algebra Blessett at City Winery! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! 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! Blues it up with the Crosstown Allstars at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, August 21

Parody your way on down to the Masquerade and get rocked with Mac Sabbath, Okilly Dokilly and Playboy Manbaby! Funk it up with two helpings of Mother’s Finest at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre with Smashing Pumpkins, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and AFI! Or garage rock it up with The Raconteurs at the Variety Playhouse! The Dude abides with a Flashback Cinema screening of The Coen Brothers’  THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) 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)! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Get old-timey and make it to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Bluegrass Jam! Get the blues with Cody Matlock at Blind Willie’s! 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 Frankie’s Blues Mission! 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 22

Euro crime it up with tough guy and Kool Kat Mike Malloy as Videodrome and Grindhouse Releasing present Umberto Lenzi’s THE TOUGH ONES (1976) at The Plaza Theater! Spend a second night with Mother’s Finest at Eddie’s Attic! Boogie down to City Winery for a night with Marcia Ball! Beer & Lounge at the Clermont Lounge with The Titos, Brian Revels and The Last Tycoon! Folk it up at The Star Bar with Bridget Leen! Glam rock it up with Queen with Adam Lambert at State Farm Arena! Garage rock it up with The Raconteurs at the Tabernacle! Get the blues with Southern Avenue at Terminal West! Spend the night with Pedro the Lion at the Variety Playhouse! 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! Get blues with Rae & The Royal Peacocks at Blind Willie’s! 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 23

Get ready for spooky shenanigans at The Bakery’s Summer Halloween Carnivale featuring live music, dancing, art, costume contests, twenty local vendors of art/oddities and more! Catch a screening of Joe Johnston’s JUMANJI (1995) at SCADShow at 7pm! Spend your summer nights at Callanwolde during their Jazz on the Lawn event featuring Joe Gransden & Robin Lattimore! Punk out with The Cynics, Paint Fumes and Bad Spell at The Earl! Folk it up with Over the Rhine at City Winery! Get your Americana fix with Texas KGB at the Crimson Moon Café! The Electromatics dish out a night of West Coast/Chicago blues with Nathan Nelson at the Northside Tavern! It’s tribute night at Smith’s Olde Bar featuring El Scorcho, February Stars, Cherry Bomb and Doll Parts! Spend the night with The Dirty Guv’nahs at the Variety Playhouse! Spend the night with The Juke Joint Dukes at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Mo-Town it up with “Jukebox Giants” at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, through Aug. 25! Big Bill Morganfield gets down at Blind Willie’s! 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 24

Get horror-fied and make your way to The Plaza Theater for a EyeDrum‘s special screening of Robert Wiene’s silent horror classic, THE HANDS OF ORLAC (1924) featuring live accompaniment by Paul Mercer, Gabe Monticello and Paul Stevens at 7pm! Get revved and rock out at The Star Bar with The Fabulous Thrillbillys, Valkyrie and LUST! Or garage rock it up with Death Valley Girls, the Craig Brown Band and Twisty Cats at The Earl! Funk it up with Michael Henderson at City Winery! Get some soul with The Revivalists at the Fox Theatre! Celebrate the culture and history of Africa during The Africa Expo-ATL 2019! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Heather Luttrell! Spend the night with Red Rocket Deluxe at The Highlander! Make your way to Grant Park’s Summer Shade Festival, celebrating through Aug. 25! Spend the night with The Dirty Guv’nahs at the Variety Playhouse! Bill Sheffield and Ike Stubblefield get the blues at the Northside Tavern! Blue Roads get the blues 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, August 25

GKIDS Presents a Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988)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 Phipps Plaza 14; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Shimmy down with Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil at Metropolitan Studios for her Feather Fan-Damentals Workshop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Roger & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC (1958) 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 Dirty Dozen Brass Band at City Winery! Or get down with Jet Black & The Whacos 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

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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