This Week in ATLRetro, October 7-13, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get spooked in ATLRetro this week! As the days creep closer and closer to that most haunted pinnacle of fright and terror, we’ve dug up some spooktacular events just for you! The ghosts and goblins have been let loose, so don’t be a fraidy cat – get out and get Retro!


Monday, October 7

WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their monthly series, Queers on Film, at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (1972) at 7pm, or stick around for The Plaza’s Little Plaza of Horrors Series 35th Anniversary screening of James Cameron’s THE TERMINATOR (1984) at 9:30pm! Get rocked with The Pinx (Kool Kat Adam McIntyre), Delicious, Fantomen and Gnomonaut at 529! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Spend the night with Little Steven and the Interstellar Jazz Renegades at Center Stage! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at The Vista Room! Rock out with Napalm Death, Sick of it All and more at the Masquerade! 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, October 8

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Agnes Varda’s ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T (1977) at 7pm! Or angora sweater it up as Genre-ly Speaking presents The Plaza Theater’s Little Plaza of Horror Series 25th Anniversary screening of Tim Burton’s ED WOOD (1994) at 9pm! Get down with Yaiin Bey (Mos Def) at the Masquerade! Spook on down to the Red Light Café for a killer night with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Boolesque Spooktacular! Get folksy with Julia Jacklin and Christian Lee Hutson at Terminal West! Jazz guitar it up with John Pizzarelli for two shows (7pm/9pm) at Eddie’s Attic! Get your Americana fix with Justin Townes Earle and at the Variety Playhouse! 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! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, October 9

Emory Cinematheque noirs it up and screens Billy Wilder’s ACE IN THE HOLE (1951) in White Hall at 7:30pm! The Fox Theatre dishes out a spooktacular time as they haunt it up during their annual Fox Theatre Ghost Tours, bone chilling Oct. 9, Oct. 15, and Oct. 17! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26!  WUSSY MAG presents a screening of Wes Craven’s SCREAM 2 (1997) at The Plaza Theater at 7pm, or stick around for The Plaza’s Little Plaza of Horrors Series 40th Anniversary screening of David Cronenberg’s THE BROOD (1979) at 10pm! Skank on down to The Star Bar for a night with The Toasters, the Scotch Bonnets and Southern Ska Syndicate (Kool Kat Rev Andy Hawley)! Get rocked with Mudhoney at Terminal West! Catch a screening of Joe Sweet’s HOW TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (2002) at CineBistro Brookhaven at 7pm! Swing noir it up with Bernadette Seacrest at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Jonathan Lynn’s CLUE (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)! Catch a screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! 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! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, October 10

Angora sweater it up as Genre-ly Speaking presents a 25th Anniversary screening of Tim Burton’s ED WOOD (1994) at The Plaza Theater during their Little Plaza of Horrors Series at 10pm! Tell us who you’re gonna call during 35th Anniversary screenings of Ivan Reitman’s GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Phipps Plaza 14; AMC North Dekalb Mall 16; AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Or unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! Get magical and spend the night with Penn & Teller at the Cobb Energy Centre! Stomp on down to the Clermont Lounge for a Haunted Honky-Tonk Peepshow with the Ghost Riders Car Club (Kool Kat Spike Fullerton)! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Get rocked with Seagulls and Qualifier at The Earl! Folk rock it up with Angie Aparo at Madlife Stage & Studios! 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, October 11

Conjure up a demonic good time with a screening of William Friedkin’s THE EXORCIST (1973) at SCADShow at 7pm! Or catch screenings of Dario Argento/George A. Romero’s TWO EVIL EYES (1990) and Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD (1981) starting at The Plaza Theater tonight! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra rocks out and celebrates the 50th Anniversary of BEGGAR’S BANQUET and LET IT BLEED with The Music of the Rolling Stones! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre for their Spook/Haunt/Creep/Gore-tober screening of Karl Freund’s THE MUMMY (1932) at 8pm! Stomp on down to the Crimson Moon Café for a night with Jonathan Byrd! Eighties it up with Electric Avenue at Madlife Stage & Studios! Funk it up with The Mar-Tans at the Northside Tavern! Get some rockin’ soul with Diane Durrett at the Red Light Café! Get the country blues with Charlie Parr and Marshall Ruffin at Vinyl! Spend the night with Yacht Rock Schooner at The Vista Room! Spend the night with Chrome Castle and The Dround Hounds at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get jazzy at Callandwolde during their Jazz on the Lawn series featuring Joe Gransden and Francine Reed! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! 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, October 12

Have a stabbing good time with PSYCHO in Concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Film Love Atlanta (Kool Kat Andy Ditzler) presents a screening of Andy Warhol’s EMPIRE (1964) in 16mm at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences starting at 12pm! New-Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during an 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party every 2nd Saturday of the month at Amsterdam Atlanta! Get down with Chicago at Chastain Park! Spend the night with Ruthie Foster at Eddie’s Attic! Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! Or creep on down to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their Halloween Masquerade Tour, followed by your favorite band of specters, The Ghastly Dreadfuls, bringing you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Americana it up with Scott Miller at the Red Clay Theatre! Grassroots it up and celebrate music, art and community at Oakhurst Porchfest 2019 featuring old-timey tunes by 240 musicians on porches and lawns all around Oakhurst! Geek it up at Edgewood Speakeasy during DM Fight Club: Learn to Dungeon Master! Americana it up with Battlefield Collective at Reformation Brewery! Get your Americana fix with Blackfoot Daisy at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre for their Spook/Haunt/Creep/Gore-tober double-feature screenings of Richard Donner’s THE OMEN (1976) and Gore Verbinski’s THE RING (2002) at 8pm! Get the blues with Cody Matlock 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, October 13

TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 40th Anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN (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 Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Marietta) and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Haunt on down to The Plaza Theater for their Little Plaza of Horrors Series screening of Robert Weine’s THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1921) with live organ accompaniment at 5pm! Get rocked at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre with Cheap Trick, ZZ Top and Frankie & The Witch Fingers! Get glam with Steel Panther at the Buckhead Theatre! Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! Get down with Mudcat at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) 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

Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20!

Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26!

Haunt on down to Netherworld Haunted House’s new deadly digs in Stone Mountain for their horrorific 23nd season getting gory through Nov. 4!

New-Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during an 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party every 2nd Saturday of the month at Amsterdam Atlanta!

Geek it up as NerdLanta presents their Back to the ‘80s Movie Night, every third Thursday of the month, at Mother Bar+Kitchen!

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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