This Week in ATLRetro, September 9-15, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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Monday, September 9

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Catch a screening of Satoshi Kon’s MILLENIUM ACTRESS (2001) at The Plaza Theater, or catch Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s documentary, TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM (2019), both through Sept. 12! Get rocked with The Bodeans at City Winery! 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! 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 a night with Larry Griffith!

Tuesday, September 10

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets intergalactic with their Classics Series screening of Andrei Tarkovsky’s SOLARIS (1971) at 7pm! Geek it up at the Red Light Café with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during their Tease Tuesday: Burlesque Nerdtastic event! Jazz it up with Mike Phillips at City Winery! Get your old-time country fix with The Waymores at Smokin’ Cues! Or folk it up with Glen Hansard at the Tabernacle! 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! Get the blues with Skyler Saufley at Blind Willie’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! Eddie & the 9 Volts get the rockin’ blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, September 11

SCADShow presents a special screening of Spike Lee’s DO THE RIGHT THING (1989), with Academy Award-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter leading a post-screening discussion! Or camp it up with WUSSY MAG and The Plaza Theater’s Director’s Cut screening of Frank Oz’s LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986) at 7pm! Get rocked with the The Pietasters, the Antagonizers and Close Enough at the Masquerade! Old-time it up with The Hot Club of Cow Town at Eddie’s Attic! Get bluesy with Buddy Guy at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2002) 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)! Catch a classic during Emory Cinematheque’s screening of Ernst Lubitsch’s NINOTCHKA (1939) at 7:30pm! Let loose and laugh it up with a screening of Mel Brooks’s BLAZING SADDLES (1974) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Pop over to the Buckhead Theatre for a night with Daniela Mercury! Get some soul with CC Sunchild at City Winery! Funk it up with Brandon Coleman Spacetalker at the Variety Playhouse! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! 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 Electric Blue Express! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, September 12

Hilarity ensues with Genre-ly Speaking (featuring Kool Kat Madeline Brumby) as they celebrate the 45th anniversary of Mel Brooks’s BLAZING SADDLES (1974) at 10pm! Honky tonk on down to Hampton for Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt Solitary Doin’ Time Series at Jail House Brewing Company! Get low down with DADDY LONG LEGS and Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah at The Earl! The Indigo Girls folk it up with the Atlanta Symphony at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Stomp on down to the Clermont Lounge for Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Rider’s Car Club! Get some soul and funk it up with Los Stellarians at City Winery! Get your reggae fix with New Kingston and The Green at the Masquerade! Swing on by Ray’s in the City for a night with Joe Gransden! Get old-timey and jazz it up with the Corner Pocket Quintet at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get horrorfied during the 2019 Atlanta Horror Film Festival, creeping through Sept. 14! 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, September 13

Happy Friday the 13th! Why not spook on down to SCADShow for a screening of Tobe Hooper’s POLTERGEIST (1982) at 7pm! Or get down to hell with the Demon Elvis, ELZIG with special guests The Valkyrie (Kool Kat Shane Morton) and Buck O’ Five at The Star Bar! Bump in the Night Ghoulesque spooks it up with their Cult Horror Ghoulesque Show at the Red Light Café! The Indigo Girls folk it up for night two with the Atlanta Symphony at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Anarcho-punk it up with the Subhumans at the Masquerade! Break the boundaries and jazz it up with a screening of Stanley Nelson Jr.’s documentary, MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL (2019), through Sept. 15 at The Plaza Theater! Get heavy with Order of the Owl, Serial Hawk, Savagist and Monte Luna at 529! Rumours pays tribute to Fleetwood Mac at the Buckhead Theatre! Spend the night with K. Michelle Dubois, Rosser and Chris Devoe at The Earl! Get your alt-country fix with Drive-by Truckers at the Fox Theatre! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with The Foxies, Daybreaks and Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer with The Compartmentalizationalists downstairs; or cross the pond and catch Abbey Road Live! upstairs! Get down with The Vipers at the Northside Tavern! Get the dirty blues with Seminole Jackson at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! 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, September 14

Stomp on down to The Star Bar for the 3rd Annual Hank Williams Tribute hosted by Andrea & Mudd featuring Dusty Booze & the Baby Haters, Kool Kat Caroline & the Ramblers, Rodeo Twister, Kool Kat Sen Artie Mondello and more! Get creaturific with Kool Kat Shane Morton during his Intro to SPFX Make-up Class at his haunted Silver Scream FX Lab! Or rock on down to the Masquerade as Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin performs DEEP RED in Heaven! Or get garage rocked in Hell with Bleached and Paranoyds! Boogie down to Amsterdam for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s ‘80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party! Rev on down to the Dixie Tavern for a night with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the PsychoDevilles! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula for a double-feature screening of Claudio Fragasso’s TROLL II (1990) and Tommy Wiseau’s THE ROOM (2003) at 8:30pm! Get some soul with Grant Green Jr. at Agency Socialtheque! Catch Lynyrd Skynyrd at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! Get rootsy and reggae it up with Steel Pulse and Neal Francis at the Variety Playhouse! Get spooky at the Historic Lawrenceville Cemetery during their Full Moon Haunted Cemetery Tour! Spend the night with Vanessa Williams with the Atlanta Symphony at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get the with Mr. Chapman’s Quarterly Revue at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Northside Tavern gets down with Claudette King, Albert White and Lil’ Joe from Chicago! 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, September 15

Live long and prosper and catch a 40th Anniversary screening of Robert Wise’s STAR TREK: THE 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); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Robert Lee Coleman gets the blues at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003) 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)! Or catch an AJFF on Campus screening of  Dani Levy’s GO FOR ZUCKER (2004) at 7:10pm in White Hall 208/Emory! Or 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

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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