This Week in ATLRetro, Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Forget the horrorific daily grind and take a peek at what we have in store for you killer kool kiddies! Let ATLRetro fill you with a week’s worth of swingin’ good times; from vintage, fuzzed out rock ‘n’ roll to bloody fangtastic films to classic cinema galore! It’ll be a bloody good time, so get out and get Retro and HALLOWEEN it up right!

Monday, October 28

The Plaza Theater continues their Little Plaza of Horror Series with screenings of Ivan Reitman’s GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) at 7pm and Eduardo Sanchez/Daniel Myrick’s THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999) at 9:30pm! Rock out at 529 with Buzzard Cult, Hot Ram and more! Jazz it up with Elephant Wrecking Ball and Misnomer at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get the delta blues with The California Honeydrops at Terminal West! Get creeped out on Ponce City Roof during their Movies on the Roof event featuring a screening of Brian De Palma’s CARRIE (1976) at 8:30pm! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Get old-timey with the Silkworm Smugglers 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!

Tuesday, October 29

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets monsterific during their Classics Series screening of James Whale’s FRANKENSTEIN (1931) at 7pm! Or get a tasty treat with a screening of Jonathan Demme’s SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) hosted by Patina Pictures at the Georgia Blood Garden (Georgia Beer Garden) at 7pm! It’s UNICEF Movie Night at The Plaza Theater, so come get terrified with a screening of Wes Craven’s SCREAM (1996) at 7pm! Get countrified with James Dupre & The Randy Travis Band at Atlanta Symphony Hall! 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 30

WUSSY MAG gets bewitched with screenings of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993) at 7pm and 10pm at The Plaza! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Emory Cinematheque screens Billy Wilder’s SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) in White Hall at 7:30pm! Helmet celebrates 3o years of rockin’ out at the Masquerade! Have a bloody good time with a screening of Taika Waititi’s WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (2014) hosted by Patina Pictures at the Georgia Blood Garden (Georgia Beer Garden) at 7pm! Make a trek to the Bates Motel/CineBistro Brookhaven and catch a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO (1960) at 7pm! Or get possessed at Studio Movie Grill’s (Marietta/Alpharetta)  screening of William Friedkin’s THE EXORCIST (1973) at 7:15pm! Get down with Los Colognes and Midnight North at The Earl! Indie pop it up with Tegan and Sara at the Variety Playhouse! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (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)! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Bluegrass Jam! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Blues it up with Mudcat & the Piedmont Playboys at Blind Willies! 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 31

IT’S ALIVE! IT’S ALIVE! Get mischievous all you miscreants, spooks and ghouls! Pull out your ghastly costumes and get spooky and see what gory galas ATLRetro has in store for you! The Star Bar gets hellacious with their Halloween Bash featuring ELZIG, Bigfoot and more! Spook on down to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for their Live from WVL Radio Theatre: The Headless Hessian of Sleepy Hollow event presenting a series of classic American horror stories at 8pm! Get rocked at 529 with their A Very Sabbath Halloween Party featuring Slack Sabbath, a tribute to Black Sabbath featuring members of El Capitan & The Reluctant Sadists, Till Someone Loses an Eye (Kool Kat Aileen Loy), Bully and more; BLACK TO COMM paying tribute to The MC5 featuring members of The Pinx (Kool Kat Adam McIntyre), The Buzzards of Fuzz & Anna Kramer and The Lost Cause – fronted By Chunklet Industries‘ Henry Owings; THE RAYMONDS paying tribute to The Ramones featuring members of Order of the Owl, West End Motel, The Rent Boys and All Night Drug Prowling Wolves; and FOR SALE paying tribute to The Replacements featuring members of Magnapop, Young Antiques, The Channel Three and more! Funk it up this Halloween with Lee Fields & The Expressions at Terminal West! Haunt on down to The Earl for a night with The Casket Lottery, Dead Neighbors and Eager Lungs! The Plaza Theater spooks it up with their Little Plaza of Horror Series screenings of Eduardo Sanchez/Daniel Myrick’s THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999) at 6pm, Andrew Fleming’s THE CRAFT (1994) at 8pm, and Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) at 10pm! Spend the night with The Cinematic Orchestra at The Loft! Boogie down ghoul style at Venkman’s during their Ghostbusters Halloween Dance Party! Goth it up at The Highlander during Nocturnia’s All Hallows Eve Party! Punk Black ATL Fest V kicks off their 3 day event at Union EAV with a Halloween Party featuring killer tunes by Chiiirp, DEA & SAINT, Nevamour and Vickis Dream! Spook it up at Ponce City Roof during their Movies on the Roof event featuring a screening of Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) at 8:30pm! Have a bloody good time with a screening of Stephen Norrington’s BLADE (1998) hosted by Patina Pictures at the Georgia Blood Garden (Georgia Beer Garden) at 7pm! Party it up in the decadent Parisian atmosphere of Paris on Ponce featuring a costume contest with prizes, photo booth, burlesque performances by The Rouge Collective, Macabre Magic by N.Ever & Moore and music by Kool Kat Blair Crimmins and The Hookers! Boogie down with The Florida Bee Gees at Madlife Stage & Studios! Get the blues with Eliza Neals & the Narcotics and Rae & the Ragdolls at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Or spook on down with the kiddies for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! 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, November 1

Night 2 of Punk Black ATL Fest V kills it at The Star Bar with Nerdius_prime, Royal Sun, Sixteen Bullets, Joy Boy, KillerKroc, SAMURAI SHOTGUN, Conkrete God and HOWLING STAR! Keep the spooky season alive and make your way to the 9th Annual Grant Park Halloween Lantern Parade! Or creep on down to the Fernbank Museum’s Forest Night Walk! Spend the night with Elton John during his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour at State Farm Arena! It’s tribute night at Venkman’s so rock on down for a night with Lobsters of Rock (The B-52s) and The Cherry Bomb (Joan Jett)! Get your old-timey country fix with Jimmy Webb at City Winery! Rock out with the Screaming Females at The Earl! Boogie down with The Florida Bee Gees at Madlife Stage & Studios! Funk it up with the Wasted Potential Brass Band at the Northside Tavern! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, 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, November 2

It’s your last chance to rock out at Punk Black ATL Fest V at Union EAV with Play Center, LIFEFIRE9, Blacker Face, Konniption Of Ymerej, Bangarang, Eurasian Eagle and Paleos! Get smokin’ and bluegrass it up with some spicy vittles at Chomp & Stomp 2019, raisin’ a ruckus with Kool Kat Amy Pike and Bonaventure Quartet, the Georgia Mountain String Band, Smokey’s Farmland Band, Evan Stepp & The Piners, Slim Chance & The Convicts and more! Celebrate Day of the Dead during Mutiny Artwwrx’s Day of the Dead Art & Culture Festival! Get your Afrobeat fix with The Budos Band at the Variety Playhouse! Boogie down at 529 during their New Wave Dance Party Battle! Get your retro fashion kick at The Plaza during their Georgia Hollywood Review Kickoff Party featuring a screening of Deborah Riley Draper’s documentary VERSAILLES ’73 at 3pm! Rockabilly it up with Lee Rocker at the Buford Community Center! Marcus Johnson gets jazzy at City Winery! Get your Van Halen tribute fix with ’84 at Madlife Stage & Studios! Cody Matlock dishes out the blues at the Northside Tavern! Boogie down for night 2 with Elton John at State Farm Arena! Or funk it up with Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective at Venkman’s! Get down with Mudcat at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! 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, November 3

Relive the golden era of soul at Venkman’s with Ladies of Soul! Get your Mongolian folk rock fix with The Hu at the Variety Playhouse! Edwin McCain dishes out a night of ‘90s alt rock at City Winery! It’s your last chance to spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW! And make sure you get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during their final presentation of The Edgar Allan Poe Experience! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John Hughes’s PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (1987) 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

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

Horrorific hilarity ensues as Out Front Theatre Company presents LITTLE SHOP OF WHORES, through Nov. 3! [LAST CHANCE!]

Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! [LAST CHANCE!]

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

Out Front Theatre Company presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, through Nov. 9!

The Fox Theatre is bewitchin’ with their presentation of WICKED, through Nov. 17!

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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