This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #11 – May 25 – 31, 2020

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our eleventh installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of (almost) summer fun you can experience straight from your couch!

Manic Monday, May 25

It’s almost summer, so why not get monstrous and catch a screening of Steven Spielberg’s JAWS (1975) at The Plaza Theatre’s pop up Drive-In (Plaza parking lot) at 8:45pm! Or catch Tim Burton’s MARS ATTACKS (1996) (Dad’s Garage parking lot) at 9pm! Guitar it up and honor guitar legend Doc Watson during Doc Watson Week via MerleFest, through May 29! Or get wild and spend Memorial Day at the Zoo, with the Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary! Every Monday until live shows return Going Left Music will be presenting 2 artists to live stream on Smith’s Olde Bar‘s Instagram page (@smithsoldebar). Sets are 40 minutes and start at 8pm and 9pm Eastern Time. Tune in and enjoy tonight’s featured artists, Horti and Killer Whale! Geek it up with Dad’s Garage during Improvisers in Dungeons Getting Dragons, streamed via Twitch at 8pm, running every Monday through June 1! Get your Americana fix with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Steven Bruce streaming at 1pm CT via SWEETHEART PR and BABY ROBOT MEDIA on Facebook! You won’t want to miss ACME RADIO LIVE’s SOCIAL DISTANCING SESSIONS via ACME RADIO LIVE’S FACEBOOK PAGE! Tonight features Marcella & Her Lovers (6 – 6:45pm CST) and Jason Walsmith Storyteller (7 – 7:45pm CST)! Come see what’s playing at the Starlight Drive-In here! Get artsy with Barry Gregg Clayworks’s Virtual Spring Studio Sale from 10am to 6pm! Spook it up as Patriarchy featuring Ian Svenonius shares “Burn The Witch” video via BrooklynVegan, and their debut LP ASKING FOR IT is out now via DERO Arcade! DooGallery presents their daily Covid-19 Art Show virtually in support of local artists through May 31! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, May 26

Catch Berit Ellingsen talk LIVE about her latest book, A TALE OF TRUTHS, with Cat Rambo, Alan Bailey, and the rest of the gang at If This Goes On (Don’t Panic) at 5pm here! Catch a special Indie Lens Pop-Up interactive live chat and online screening of Sergio Mata’u Rapu’s EATING UP EASTER (2018), featuring a live stream Q&A and community-led breakout discussions on topics such as responsible tourism and our National Parks, environmental sustainability in New Jersey, and more at 5pm! This year’s Gretsch Presents Georgia On My Mind concert is going virtual today and will run through June 2. Singer/songwriter Brent Cobb and Amy Ray of the The Indigo Girls are hosting this year’s show and you won’t want to miss the amazing lineup they have put together, supporting the Georgia Music Foundation! The Alliance Theatre has launched “The Artist’s Approach,” an online video Q&A series with leading theater professionals and features prerecorded conversations with award-winning actors, directors, and writers for stage and screen on their approach to their craft and tips of the trade. Today’s featured guest is Sierra Boggess! Get your Americana fix with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Jack Barksdale at 1pm CT streaming via SWEETHEART PR and BABY ROBOT MEDIA on Facebook! UGA Extension Fulton County presents their Container Garden Webinar Series at 12:30pm, through May 26! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here!

Way Back Wednesday, May 27

The Nixons post-grunge it up with new EP SONIC BOOM through Intercept Music available for download here and share the official music video for single “Ghost of an Angelhere! Get your 80s-esque synth fix with machinegum’s “Kubes” video here! The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their livestream program Needle Felting with Sophia Monsibais at 2pm! ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-Winning MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will release their cover of the POST MALONE track “Over Now”, currently available exclusively on BANDCAMP, and on all other digital outlets here. The track will appear on their as yet-untitled debut album, tentatively due in October. Brooklyn-based psych rockers Zebedee share new EP, FANCY SEEING YOU HERE, out on Bandcamp here! You won’t want to miss ACME RADIO LIVE’s SOCIAL DISTANCING SESSIONS via ACME RADIO LIVE’S FACEBOOK PAGE! Tonight’s kickin’ line-up includes EG Vines (6 – 6:45pm CST) and Stewart Eastham (Music) (7 – 7:45pm CST)! Get down with Frenchy and the Punk’s Live Stream #10 Finale at 4pm! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ out June 12!

Throwback Thursday, May 28

Kool Kat Vanessa Wright with the Women in Horror Film Festival present Hellbent for Horror Takeover Episode #4 at 8pm via Zoom with special guests Felissa Rose Esposito Miller (SLEEPAWAY CAMP, TERRIFIER 2) and Trista Robinson (ECHOES OF FEAR) and more! The Post-Apocalyptic Malone Show hosted by The Forty-Fives is back! This week they are celebrating Buddy Holly/National Hamburger Day today. Grab a burger and a beer and let’s learn about the history of the hamburger while listening to Buddy Holly via livestream at 8pm. Get grungy and rock out with Nevermind, the Nirvana Tribute Band Live Stream Show here at 8pm! Get your Americana fix with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Vincent Cross streaming at 1pm CT via SWEETHEART PR and BABY ROBOT MEDIA on Facebook! Film Impact Georgia presents Ask a Pro Anything Featuring Director James Ponsoldt at 3pm! The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is going live with filmmakers slated to play at the 44th Atlanta Film Festival! ATLFF will be hosting interviews with filmmakers from their 2020 official selections. Each interview will provide you with a behind the scenes look into the upcoming festival and the films we program! HENNESSEY share their single, “LET’S PRETEND (IT’S THE 80s)here and announce S/T EP out this summer on Velvet Elk Records! Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here!

Freaky Friday, May 29

Join Michelle Malone for Devil Moon Facebook Live at 8:30pm EST! The show will concentrate on her classic 1996 release, BENEATH THE DEVIL MOON! American Hi-Fi release their cover of Joe Jackson’s “Steppin’ Outhere! Get your Americana fix with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with XantheAlexis Music streaming at 1pm CT via SWEETHEART PR and BABY ROBOT MEDIA on Facebook! Hammonds House Museum presents A Virtual Evening with poet Jessica Care Moore at 7pm! The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their Member livestream program I, too, am America – A History of Black Poetry with Chiara Richardson at 2pm! Brooklyn-based Queen/Weezer’esque indie rock band, The Next Great American Novelist (“Wicked” was featured in Season 8 of THE WALKING DEAD) share their new single, “Kubler,” from their forthcoming record, CARELESS MOON. Spend the day catching Story Time with Speculative Fiction Author Violette L. Meier at 1:11pm! Check out Femme Power TV by Femme Power Productions featuring innovative and intersectional web series, narrative, experimental, and documentary short films. And you won’t want to miss Queerantine, a stellar program of award-winning and underground queer artists! The Plaza Movie Club Time Warps it up with The Rocky Horror Quarantine Show every Friday here! Dark, psychedelic & theatrical outfit from Athens, Georgia, Immaterial Possession announce their debut self-titled album. Check out their single “Midnight Wanderhere! Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) shares his new track “Stockholm City Blueshere! His new album STRAIGHT SONGS OF SORROW is due out today on Heavenly Recordings featuring members of Afghan Whigs, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Lamb of God and more! A.A. Williams shares cover of Deftones “Be Quiet and Drive” and her debut album FOREVER BLUE (pre-order here) releases July 3 on Bella Union! Donita Sparks of L7 delivers “The Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparksevery Friday @ 3pm PT viaWe Are Hear: On The Air” streaming network. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, May 30

Tune in and sleaze it up as Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello gets down during his Tex Mondeller An’ His Grievin’ Gee-tar streaming event at 11pm! It’s a morning of reel film, so why not catch Kodak Coffee With Cameras Online Edition at 9am hosted by the Atlanta Film Society and Kodak Film Lab Atlanta! Get folksy with The Good Graces and more during Bye Georgia, Bye – A Kimono/Porch/Going Away Thing! The Used release heart-warming music video for “The Lighthouse” dedicated to frontline workers! MAMADRAMA, a mom-only band made up of five moms who rock by night, and roll (with 11 kids) by day, has released their new single “MILF.” Check it out here! Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new piano collection of his older songs via LP here! Imaginary Tricks rocks out and unleashes their single “Believe It” with their new EP ART FLAKEY out June 19! Get heavy with THE HATE CLUB’s newly released single titled “A Dying Dream” via The Label Group/Ingrooves here! Boogie down with DJ Livestream with Johnny’s Hideaway at 8pm! Garage rock duo, THE DODIES, released their debut album IT’S ONE HELL OF A RIDE. Check out their video for single “Boiling Pointhere! The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, May 31

Let it Come Down (Kramer) share video for single “Forget” on their new LP coming out June 12! The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here. Check out Aurora Theatre’s Digital Series 2020 featuring crafting, art, games and more! Atlanta Contemporary presents their exhibit “The Life and Death of Charles Williams” which can be virtually toured here. Check out the Kennedy Center’s YouTube channel/digital stage here featuring concerts from Gladys Knight, Queen Latifah and more! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. Click here for more information, including weekly schedule. Get experimental and stream Matt Wolf’s documentary SPACESHIP EARTH (2020), delving into Biosphere 2 and the eight visionaries who quarantine themselves for two years in the self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem! The Command Sisters unveil their first single and official music video for “I Can Do What I Want Tohere! Join ARTISTSCAN for “Lean on Me” to raise more than $8 million dollars for COVID-19 relief and the Canadian Red Cross! DooGallery presents their final virtual Covid-19 Art Show! Check out Emory’s Carlos Museum’s “Carlos at Home” virtual exhibition tours and more. The Fernbank Museum goes epically virtual! Catch virtual screenings of DINOS ALIVE! and MUMMIES and more!

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

*Check out 7 Stages’ YouTube channel here to live stream, and while you’re at it, purchase a gift certificate or two to help now and see art later here!
*A Cappella Books – Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Atlanta Science-Fiction & Fantasy Expo 2020 had to cancel/postpone (we’ll post their new dates when they announce) but you can still support their authors, artists & vendors at their Virtual Market!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Eagle Eye Book Shop is offering free shipping on $10 or more orders!
*The Earl Smith Strand Theatre – Help support them here.
*Help support the staff at Eddie’s Attic by contributing to their GoFundMe here.
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre – Support by purchasing gift cards for future use here.
*Support the employees of the Masquerade via their GoFundMe here!
*The Plaza Theatre – Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Get jazzy and help support the Suite Food Lounge’s Suite Jazz Band here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!
*Support L5P’s Transporter Vintage and Retro via their Go Fund Me here!

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