This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #32 – Nov. 2-8, 2020

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our next installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of swell shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, November 2

Catch a screening of Bong Joon-ho’s MEMORIES OF MURDER (2003) at 4pm through Nov. 5, followed by a screening of James McTeigue’s V FOR VENDETTA (2005) at 8pm The Plaza Theatre! Get really retro as Rolecall presents their Shakespeare in the Ponce presentation of TWELFTH NIGHT, through Nov. 17! Check out 7 Stage’s virtual premiere of Elizabeth Dinkova’s TIT  at 7pm, running through today! M.A.G.S. premieres new single and music video, “Smile” on Afropunk. A. A. Williams shares cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong” and announces cover album, SONGS FROM ISOLATION out Feb. 12! Kino Now celebrates its first anniversary with a free binge for all you cinephiles, through Nov. 15, check it out here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, November 3

Ann Wilson releases timely cover of Steve Earle’s “The Revolution Starts Now!” The Heartless Bastards share new video for “Revolutionhere! Or psyche it up with Guiding Light’s release of their new album, WEIRD PAINS, featuring covers of Nirvana, Leonard Cohen and Patty Griffin! Or skank it up as Goldfinger returns with new single “Wallflower!” Thelonious Monster releases new album OH THE MONSTER today! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! 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

Way Back Wednesday, November 4

Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Order Of Operations share their cover of Psycho Killer,” and announce Talking Heads Covers EP LOVE ME TIL MY HEART STOPS, out Nov. 19! Tele Novella signs with Kill Rock Stars for sophomore LP, MERLYNN BELLE due out Feb 5, 2021 and unveils moody folk-tinged country ballad, “Technicolor Town!” Smith & Burrows share new track “Old TV Shows” and announce a new album ONLY SMITH & BURROWS IS GOOD ENOUGH, out Feb. 5! The Atlanta Opera Players Opera it up and bring you PAGLIACCI outdoors under an open-sided circus big top at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm, through Nov. 13! Check out an abridged 60-minute version of William Shakespeare’s HAMLET – but with Hamlet being completely wasted, presented during Wet Willy Wednesdays at 8pm, through Nov. 11! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! 

Throwback Thursday, November 5

The Atlanta History Center brings you History After Hours featuring live music with Kool Kat Amy Pike and The Bonaventure Quartet, cocktails and more at 5pm! Or get countrified and spend the night with Wynonna Judd at the City Winery (2 shows)! Spanish Love Songs release new video for “Self-Destruction (As a Sensible Career Choice)!” Glam it up with Uni’s mini-film, “Predator’s Ball”! The Atlanta Opera Players Opera it up and bring you THE KAISER OF ATLANTIS outdoors under an open-sided circus big top at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm, through Nov. 14! Check out The Breman Museum’s new virtual exhibition A Jazz Memoir, Photography by Herb Snitzer. You can check out the virtual exhibition here! Check out the Emory Gamelan Ensemble at 7pm! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! 

Freaky Friday, November 6

Big band it up as Joe Gransden returns to Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, now alongside his full 16-piece band and special guest Robin Latimore! Be a nocturnal beast and check out the Fernbank Forest Night Walk at 6:30pm! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Outer Space at Waller’s concert, featuring Cave Bear Bluegrass! As part of Charis Books’s 46th Anniversary, they virtually bring you An Evening with Charlene Ball and Libby Ware at 7:30pm! Boogie down with Groove Centric as they perform the music of Al Green and Curtis Mayfield at City Winery! Hilarity ensues at The Strand Theatre with Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words! Get criminal and catch a screening of Martin Scoresese’s GOODFELLAS (1990), Mathieu Kassovitz’s LA HAINE (1996), and Hype Williams’s BELLY (1998) all starting tonight at The Plaza Theatre! Get your shopping and bonfire fix at the Candle Nights EAV Art Market at 5pm! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, November 7

Stomp on over to the Chomp & Stomp: Virtual Chili Cook-Off and Bluegrass Festival, from 8am – 8pm! Get jazzy with Colin Hancock virtually at 7pm, hosted by Triple Step Studios! Or get down with Erykah Badu at 8pm, hosted by State Farm Arena! Hilarity ensues at The Strand Theatre with Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words! Get interactive with the kiddies and make your way to Fernbank’s Adventures in Science at 10am! And stick around as a nocturnal beast and check out the Fernbank Forest Night Walk at 6:30pm! Or make your way to Charis’ 46th Birthday Porch Pop-Up Party at 11am! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Outer Space at Waller’s concert, featuring Slow Parade! Spend the night with Tyler Neal on the patio at Napoleon’s!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, November 8

Noir it up and get criminally insane with Frank Sinatra during B-Movie Bonfire’s free online screening of Lewis Allen’s SUDDENLY (1954) at 9:30pm! Folk rock it up with Graham Nash at the Variety Playhouse! Sydney Sprague signs to Rude Records and her new single, “i refuse to die” is out now! Hilarity ensues at The Strand Theatre with Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words! Make your way to the Roswell Art Fund’s The Randall Bramblett Band Album Release Drive-In at 6:45pm! Check out the Sunday Funday Pop Up Market at Lee+White at 1pm, every Sunday through Dec. 27! 

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

 *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!
*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!
*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!
*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!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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