This Week in ATLRetro, October 14-20, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Become one with the creatures of the night this week and rock out with one helluva line-up of spooktacular shenanigans!

Monday, October 14

Spook on down to Ponce City Roof for their Movies on the Roof event featuring a screening of Brad Silberling’s CASPER (1995) at 8:30pm! Or have a ghastly good time during Aurora Theatre’s Spirits & Spirits Ft. the Wicked Library at 8pm! Get Russian retro-rocked with Igor & the Red Elvises, The Muckers and Blood Oaks at the Masquerade! Catch a screening  of Dario Argento/George A. Romero’s TWO EVIL EYES (1990) at 4:45pm and Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD (1981) at 10:30pm at The Plaza Theater! Get retro rocked with Making Movies at Vinyl! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at The Vista Room! 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!

Tuesday, October 15

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Yasujiro Ozu’s TOKYO TWILIGHT (1957) at 7pm! Get monsterific at the opening night of Battle & Brew’s Monster Mash Art Show! Film Love Atlanta (Kool Kat Andy Ditzler) presents Empire’s Final Reel: Andy Warhol and the Cinema of Darkness at Beautiful Briny Sea starting at 7:30pm! Get down with ’68, The Inspector Cluzo, The Messenger Birds and Ghost Moths at The Drunken Unicorn! The Plaza Theater’s Little Plaza of Horror Series screens a trifecta of evil with Dario Argento/George A. Romero’s TWO EVIL EYES (1990), Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD (1981), and Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)! 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]! Get down with Yaiin Bey (Mos Def) at the Masquerade! Whet your appetite at Ponce City Roof during their Movies on the Roof event featuring a screening of Jonathan Demme’s SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) at 8:30pm! Get your jazzy flamenco fix with New Bojaira at the Red Light Café! Get to the root of it all with The Mighty Pines at Smith’s Olde Bar! 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 16

Emory Cinematheque screens Billy Wilder’s STALAG 17 (1953) in White Hall at 7:30pm! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! 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]! 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!  The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a screening  of Dario Argento/George A. Romero’s TWO EVIL EYES (1990) at 4:45pm and Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD (1981) at The Plaza Theater! Get experimental during the Legendary Pink Dots 40th Anniversary Tour in Purgatory at the Masquerade, or rock out with Face-to-Face  and Lagwagon in Heaven! 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)! Or catch a screening of Ridley Scott’s GLADIATOR (2000) at CineBistro Brookhaven! Death metal it up with Sweden’s Amon Amarth at the Tabernacle! Funk it up with Corey Henry & The Funk Apostles with Ric Wilson at Terminal West! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Bluegrass Jam! 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 17

Conjure up a haunting myth with Videodrome and The Plaza Theater during PlazaDrome’s screening of Bernard Rose’s CANDYMAN (1992) at 9:30pm! Get hellacious and rock on down to the Clermont Lounge for the 4th Annual Shock & Roll Halloween Extravaganza featuring Kool Kats the Casket Creatures, ELZIG and Captain & Maybelle! Rock on down to The Star Bar for their Halloween Parade Weekend Kick-Off Party featuring El Capitan & the Reluctant Sadists, Naan Violence, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and more! Shake a Prohibition pandemonium tail feather with Kool Kat Blair Crimmins & The Hookers during Paris on Ponce’s Burlesque Night! Have a blood-curdling good time as NerdLanta presents their Back to the ‘80s Movie Night, every third Thursday of the month, at Mother Bar+Kitchen, this month featuring a screening of Joel Schumacher’s THE LOST BOYS (1987) and bingo at 7:30pm! Get your heart pumping and catch The Plaza Theater’s Little Plaza of Horror Series screening of Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) at 7:30pm! Get rocked with Mike Watt & The Missingmen at The Earl! Dark Wave it up with Vatican Shadow at 529! Pink Talking Fish bring you a night of Pink Floyd, the Talking Heads and Phish at The Loft! Celebrate Halloween and Pride with an arts market and LGBTQ Halloween Dance Party during Halloween Mas(Queer)ade at Market of the Unorthodox! Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! 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! Catch the BadAsh AllStar Team bringing their Pink Floyd Jam to the Red Light Café! Honky-tonk it up at Smith’s Olde Bar with JP Harris and Nikki & The Phantom Callers! Get your Americana fix with Houndmouth at Terminal West! 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 18

Roll in the hay and catch a screening of Mel Brooks’s YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Honky-tonk it up with Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires and more at The Earl! Get jazzy with Dashill Smith at the High Museum! Or jazz it up and spend the night with Ledisi at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get your retro rock fix with Slippery When Wet at Madlife Stage & Studios! Americana it up with Seth Walker at Eddie’s Attic! Stomp on down to Terminal West for a night with Anders Osborne and The High Divers! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre for their Spook/Haunt/Creep/Gore-tober screening of James Whale’s FRANKENSTEIN (1931) at 8pm! Catch a Legacy Series screening of Robert Mulligan’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) at SCADShow at 7pm! Get folksy with Foy Vance at the Variety Playhouse! Rock out with WILCO at Chastain Park! Hootenanny it up at City Winery with We Banjo 3! Folk it up with the Randall Bramblett Band at the Red Clay Theatre! Eighties it up with Electric Avenue at Park Tavern! Folk rock it up with Amigo the Devil at the Masquerade! Get the blues with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Get old-timey with the Georgia Mountain String Band at Waller’s Coffee Shop! 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! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! 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 19

Today is the day all you ghosts and goblins have been waiting for! Little 5 Points business district hosts its annual L5P Halloween Festival & Parade! So, come on out dressed to the bloody nines in your spookiest Halloween costume and get horrorifically haunted! Get fed! Get rocked! And get your flesh to the biggest Halloween parade in the south! The event wakes from the dead at noon and haunts until 11 pm, with an artists’ market, food venders, as well as two stages for live entertainment, featuring tunes by Rumours, Nameless Nameless, Running down a Dream, Kool Kat Shane Morton with The VALKYRIE, Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley and the Southern Ska Syndicate, Sash the Bash, Slack Sabbath, ELZIG, The Dirty Doors, DJ Romeo Cologne’s Funk Disco and more! The spooktacular parade of horror runs from 4 to 6 pm on Euclid and Moreland and promises to spook even the bravest of the brave, so pick a spot and hold on tight!  Get your faces rocked off and have a bloody fangtastic time!

Funk on down to Terminal West for the Big Bang Block Party featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and more! Have a foot stompin’ good time with Michelle Malone at Eddie’s Attic! The Curtis Leow Project pays tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd at Madlife Stage & Studios! Haunt on down to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre for their Spook/Haunt/Creep/Gore-tober double-feature screenings of William Friedkin’s THE EXORCIST (1973) and Michael Gornick’s CREEPSHOW 2 (1987) at 8pm! Yacht Rock Revue gets down at Historic Fourth Ward! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his Destination Unknown: Dead Man’s Party – 80s New Wave Halloween event at The Highlander! Get revved with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The PsychoDevilles at Dixie Tavern! 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! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Get the blues with Charlie Wooten 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 20

Get down with Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble at The Vista Room! Grind Core it up with Captured! By Robots at 529! Or spend the night with the Cosmic Gypsies at Johnny’s Hideaway! It’s your last chance to unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Get down with Mudcat at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) 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! [LAST CHANCE!]

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 haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3!

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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