This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #33 – Nov. 9-15, 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 9

Get artsy and check out a Drawing Class with Marvel Illustrator Will Sliney online at 8pm! Get really retro as Rolecall presents their Shakespeare in the Ponce presentation of TWELFTH NIGHT, through Nov. 17! 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 (LAST CHANCE!), 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 10

The Trolley Barn presents Candlelight Concerts at 6pm! Get bewitched and check out Guac y Margys Harry Potter Potions Class & Sorting Hat Party at 6:30pm (limited to 20 to ensure proper social distancing)! Ann Wilson releases timely cover of Steve Earle’s “The Revolution Starts Now!” The Northeast Georgia History Center presents their online event, LoFi History: History Lessons to a Beat at 4pm! Check out The Atlanta Opera’s Mezzo Extravaganza at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm (facemasks required)! 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 11

Cinelab presents their online Masterclass: Film Framing through the analysis of a sequence from Spielberg’s JAWS at 2pm! Bluegrass it up with The Arcadian Wild at City Winery ’s socially distanced show! Geek it up at Guac y Margys’s Harry Potter Trivia Night at 7pm! Get rocked with Shannon McNally’s livestream from the 5 Spot in Nashville at 9pm! Get criminal and catch a screening of Martin Scoresese’s GOODFELLAS (1990), at The Plaza Theatre at 8:30pm! 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 today! 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 12

Michael Haverty and The Object Group present the virtual World Premiere of their original, multimedia adaptation and critical investigation of Albert Camus classic novel L’Etranger/The Stranger, told with a combination of Punch and Judy-style hand puppets and noir/new-wave inspired cinema animation at 7pm, with a discussion following. A Cappella Books presents It Came From Memphis 25th Anniversary Virtual Event, in conversation with author Robert Gordon and Atlanta music journalist Chad Radford at 7pm! Boogie down during Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah’s Flintwood Live live stream concert at 7pm! Catch a screening of Mathieu Kassovitz’s LA HAINE (1996) at 6pm and Hype Williams’s BELLY (1998) at The Plaza Theatre at 8:45pm! Spanish Love Songs release new video for “Self-Destruction (As a Sensible Career Choice)!” The Trolley Barn presents Candlelight Concerts at 6pm! It’s Tiki Thursdays at Ponce City Roof! Get countrified with Mac McAnally at City Winery! Catch Jazz Talk with Joe Alterman and Herb Snitzer hosted online by The Bremen Museum at 7pm, and then check out their new virtual exhibition A Jazz Memoir, Photography by Herb Snitzer here! 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! 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 13

Get rocked as Queen Nation glams it up and pays tribute to Queen at 37 Main in Avondale Estates! Make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall for Stewart Copeland: Police Deranged for Orchestra with the ASO! Blues it up with Skyler Saufley at Blind Willies! Get spooked at Netherworld Haunted House during their final haunt weekends! Catch screenings of Brian De Palma’s SCARFACE (1983), Martin Scorsese’s MEAN STREETS (1973), and Alfonso Cuaron’s HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) at The Plaza Theatre! Get intergalactic at the Fernbank After Dark: Cocktails & the Cosmos event at 7pm! The Object Group’s virtual presentation of their original, multimedia adaptation and critical investigation of Albert Camus classic novel L’Etranger/The Stranger, told with a combination of Punch and Judy-style hand puppets and noir/new-wave inspired cinema animation at 7pm! Get countrified for a second night with Mac McAnally at City Winery! Funk it up New Orleans-style with The Mar-Tans at Waller’s Coffee Shop during their Outer Space at Waller’s concert! Get your Americana fix with The Trilby Brothers at Napoleon’s! Rock out with Stop Light Observations at Park Tavern! Spend the night with Alex Williams at Eddie’s Attic! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, November 14

Boogie down with Michelle Malone at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Artist Market from 10am – 2pm, and stick around for their Outer Space at Waller’s concert, featuring the Evan Stepp Trio at 6pm! Get rocked during the Drive-In Style Concert with Keller Williams at From the Earth Brewing Company at 8pm! The Object Group’s virtual presentation of their original, multimedia adaptation and critical investigation of Albert Camus classic novel L’Etranger/The Stranger, told with a combination of Punch and Judy-style hand puppets and noir/new-wave inspired cinema animation at 7pm! The holidays are upon us, so why not make your way to Stone Mountain Christmas, running through Jan. 3! Letterbomb pays tribute to Green Day at 37 Main in Avondale Estates! Be a nocturnal beast and check out the Fernbank Forest Night Walk at 6:30pm!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, November 15

Hey all you film buffs! You won’t want to miss the virtual Sir Christopher Frayling Interview: Spaghetti Westerns to Dracula at 3pm! Support local artists and make your way to Best End Brewing Co.’s Makers Market from 9am – 1pm! Or check out Queer Threads: A Pop-Up Thrift Shop at the Georgia Beer Garden at 1pm! Make your way to Battle & Brew for Family Board Game Day! Horror-Western it up as B-Movie Bonfire presents a free online screening of William Beaudine’s JESSE JAMES MEETS FRANKENSTEIN’S DAUGHTER (1966) at 9:30pm! The Object Group’s virtual presentation of their original, multimedia adaptation and critical investigation of Albert Camus classic novel L’Etranger/The Stranger, told with a combination of Punch and Judy-style hand puppets and noir/new-wave inspired cinema animation at 1pm, with a pre-show discussion starting at 11am! Sydney Sprague signs to Rude Records and her new single, “i refuse to die” is out now! 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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