This Week in ATLRetro, Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2020

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, January 27

Ukulele it up with Jake Shimabukuro at City Winery! Americana it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop with Skunkweed Juju, Chloe Kay and Melanie A. Davis! Folk rock it up with Alex Guthrie at the Buckhead Theatre! 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 28

Rock out with Black Flag at the Masquerade! Bluegrass it up with Alex & Todd at the Red Light Café! Tool rocks out at State Farm Arena! Surf on down to Terminal West for a night with Surf Curse! Ukulele it up with Jake Shimabukuro at City Winery! 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 29

Emory Cinematheque continues their African-Americans in American Film Series with a screening of Otto Preminger’s CARMEN JONES (1954) at 7:30pm in White Hall 208! Make your way to 529 for a night with Slow Crush, Grivo, Reverends and Fox Wound! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a Bluegrass Jam! 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 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 30

Get the blues with the Taj Mahal Trio, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley at City Winery! Spend an Evening with Andrea & Mudd at the world famous Clermont Lounge! Get goth ‘n’ folksy at the Red Light Café with Valentine Wolfe and the Silkworm Smugglers! Thrash it up with Machine Head at Center Stage! It’s a night of metal-tinge folk at the Masquerade with The Native Howl! Bluegrass it up with The Devil Makes Three at the Variety Playhouse! Get retro rocked with Forever ’78 at Venkman’s! Jazz it up with Jeff Lorber and more at Suite Food Lounge! 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 31

Catch a screening of Alan Pakula’s ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976) at SCADShow at 7pm! Chris Gantry outlaws it up at 529! Tinsley Ellis gets down at City Winery! Funk it up with the Wasted Potential Brass Band at the Northside Tavern! Get folksy at Sunbrimmer Records in Avondale Estates with Trauma Family, Joshua Carpenter and Sun Studies! Jam it up with Spafford at the Variety Playhouse! Get ‘90s countrified with Mustache the Band at Venkman’s! Old-time it up with False Hearted Lovers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Make your way to Synchronicity Theatre for a steam punk version of The Hobbit, through Feb. 23! Rock out at Boggs Social & Supply with All Night Drug Prowling Wolves, Country Westerns and Safety Net! Geek it up as Bit Brigade performs Mega Man III at The Earl! Rev it up at The Pointe in Conyers with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles! The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra presents A NIGHT AT THE OPERA at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Roswell! Catch a screening of Gina Prince-Blythewood’s LOVE & BASKETBALL (2000) at The Plaza Theater! 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, February 1

Get bizarre and make your way to the Masquerade for the Atlanta Oddities Market, at 12pm, followed later by Ascension: A Goth Industrial Night! The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra presents A NIGHT AT THE OPERA at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Roswell! Catch a screening of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989) at Venkman’s at 10:30am and then get your Beatles fix with Nick (Yacht Rock Revue) and Tim at 6:30pm! Spend the night with the Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling at Blind Willie’s! Boogie down to The Basement for a Live Band 80s Dance Party! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for Afrolesque: A Black Burlesque Revue! Make your way to Sweetwater Bar & Grill for a night with the Flying Balalaika Brothers! REZUR pays tribute to some of the biggest names in Latin American Pop Rock at The Vista Room! Harvest Moon brings you the tunes of Neil Young at City Winery! 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, February 2

Catch a screening of Vincente Minnelli’s MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944) 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

Make your way to Synchronicity Theatre for a steam punk version of The Hobbit, through Feb. 23!

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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