This Week in ATLRetro, January 20-26, 2020

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, January 20

WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their monthly series, Queers on Film, at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Pedro Almodovar’s ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (1999) at 7pm! Get some New Orleans soul with Neal Francis and GA-20 at Smith’s Olde Bar! Eddie’s Attic presents their Ladies Rock Camp Showcase 2020! 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 the blues with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, January 21

Get down to The Earl for a night with The World/Inferno Friendship Society and Blood on the Harp! Old-time it up with Bernadette Seacrest at the Red Light Café! Get rocked with Bailen at Eddie’s Attic! Folk rock it up with American Authors and Magic Giant at Terminal West! Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Bent Frequency and the Zhou Family Band at the Florence Kopleff Recital Hall at GSU! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Hula on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a Ukulele Jam! Get the blues with J.T. Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, January 22

Emory Cinematheque kicks off their new African-Americans in American Film Series with a screening of Oscar Micheaux’s WITHIN OUR GATES (1920) at 7:30pm in White Hall 208! Get rootsy with Yarn at Eddie’s Attic! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a Bluegrass Jam! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a screening of Vincente Minnelli’s AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) 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 Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and Movie Tavern (Tucker)]! Get bewitched and catch a screening of Chris Columbus’s HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (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)! Get some rhythm and soul and rock ‘n’ roll with Art Holliday at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! 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, January 23

Spend an Evening with Andrea & Mudd at the world famous Clermont Lounge! Bluegrass it up with The Dead South at the Buckhead Theatre! Get folksy with The Good Graces at the Red Light Café! Spend the night with the Atlanta Latin Jazz Orchestra at Venkman’s!   Get countrified with The Steel Woods at Terminal West! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! 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, January 24

Rock out at The Earl with Jesse Malin and Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts! Glam it up at Atlanta Symphony Hall and experience the Music of David Bowie with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Boogie down to the Buckhead Theatre for Totally 80s Live with The Motels! Buteco gets down with their FLASHBACK FRIDAY – Global 80s, 90s, 2000s Mix event! Make your way to Gallery 378 for a night with Kevn Kinney & Friends and Clay Harper! Garage rock it up with Toward Space and Ladrones at Boggs Social & Supply! Get rocked with Robben Ford at City Winery! Get down to the Fernbank Museum for their ‘90s Night event! Get the blues with The Vipers at the Northside Tavern! Get the rockin’ blues with The Rockaholics 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, January 25

Make your way to the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History for The State of Black Science Fiction – Encore Author’s Panel featuring Gerald Coleman, Marcus Hayes, Violette Meyer, and Kourtney Y. Watkins, moderated by Milton J. Davis! Psyche rock it up with Marco Benevento at The Earl! Or get horrorfied at Sweetwater Bar & Grill for Georgia Horror Fest 2020 featuring The Independents, The Zombie Mafia, Kool Kats The Casket Creatures, Die 985, Hembree and the Satan Sisters, Freakshow Sinema and The Tomb Tones! Have a deadly good time during Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Dance every 4th Saturday at Amsterdam Atlanta! Electric Avenue gets down at The Vista Room and performs George Michael’s greatest hits! Get rocked with The Carolyn, New Junk City, Princess, and Rough City at 529! Bluegrass it up with The Dead South at the Buckhead Theatre! Spend the night with Eric Benet at City Winery! It’s a night of muddy Mississippi blues with the North Mississippi Allstars at Terminal West! Get down with Ian Campbell & The Recruits at Tin Roof Cantina! Get the blues with Robert Lee Coleman at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get the Chicago/West Coast blues with The Electromatics at the Northside Tavern! Get the blues with The Vipers 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, January 26

Make your way to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s Silent Film Series screening of Frank Peregini’s THE SCAR OF SHAME (1927) at 3pm, with organ accompaniment by Kool Kat Ron Carter! Celebrate 50 years of America (the band) at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get down with the Janie Rothfield Old Time Trio at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Catch Dusty’s Ragtime & Novelties featuring ragtime pianist Professor Dusty Bottoms, as he keeps the turn-of-the-century spirit alive with his Rag-Pop stylings. Accompanied by Cirque Madame Corey Cheval, chief wrangler of clowns and acrobats, along with their band of misfit musicians, Professor Bottoms and Friends present a masterful display of churlish sarcasm, wanton wit, stylish stunts, and slammin’ good tunes at the Red Light Café! Folk rock it up with Alex Guthrie at the Buckhead Theatre! Spend the night with Eric Benet at City Winery! Catch a screening of Victor Fleming’s GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) 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)! Get the blues with Fatback Deluxe 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

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta presents their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer exhibit, kicking tail through May 10!

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!

Have a deadly good time during Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Dance every 4th Saturday 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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