This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #37 – Dec. 14-20, 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 holiday hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, December 14

Twinkle it up with Six Flags as they present Candy Rush, the world’s largest drive-through animated holiday light show, through Jan. 3! Make your way to Atlantic Station for their safe, drive-through Atlanta Festival of Lights, through Jan 18! Spend your Holidays on the Roof at Ponce City Roof! Skate into the holidays at Park Tavern’s Miracle on 10th Street/The Rink through Jan. 17! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Get spooky with author Daniel Braum during Night Three of the New York Ghost Story Festival at 7pm! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, December 15

Have some safe Muppet-y holiday cheer with The Muppet Christmas Carol Trivia on Instagram Live at 7:30pm! Check out Brad Palermo & The Shadow Queens’s new holiday single, “Satan Won the War on Christmas!” New Found Glory kicks off the holiday season with new track “December’s Here!” NOVA REX bassist Kenny Wilkerson releases charity cookbook “Rockin Recipes for Autism” featuring 57 world-famous rockers contributing recipes to raise awareness for Autism! Help support the Atlanta Film Festival via their Kickstarter to ensure 2021’s festival is a success! The Strand brings you their A Christmas Tradition: Revisited, a 48-hour video on demand rental here! Kino Now presents Ric Burns’ documentary, OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE (2019), available to buy and rent digitally. Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! The Atlanta School of Photography invites you to the Atlanta Botanical Garden Lights Photo Stroll at 6:45pm! 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, December 16

GPB and Science ATL bring you a look at historical female pioneers in STEM fields with their virtual Unladylike 2020: Pioneers in STEM event at 7pm! A Cappella Books proudly presents an exclusive virtual event with John Densmore (The Doors), who will join Atlanta music journalist and Smithsonian Folkways editor Chad Radford for a Zoom discussion of “The Seekers: Meetings With Remarkable Musicians (and Other Artists)” via Zoom at 7pm! Spend the holidays at the Center for Puppetry Arts as they present a special exhibit, Very Merry Puppetry: Puppets of Holidays Past, Present and Future through the month of December! Deck the halls at the virtual 94th Annual Spelman-Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert beginning at 6pm! Get your Elf Trivia fix at Guac y Margys at 7pm! Spend the night with Frankly Scarlet (Grateful Dead tribute) and others during the online Friendship Music Festival at 8pm! Get jazzy as Alice Phoebe Lou announces new album, GLOW and shares first single, “Dusk“! Hula on down and spend the holidays at The S.O.S. Tiki Bar in Decatur during their Mele Kalikimaka events through Dec.  31! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Get groovy at the annual Rock the Bells Holiday Jam at Rock Steady Atlanta! Get merry with midtown’s favorite Ice Queen, Aspen York, during Park Tavern’s Wednesday’s Are A “Drag” at 8pm, every Wednesday through Jan. 27! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 9pm! 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, December 17

The Aurora Theatre presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Live on the Mainstage, through Dec. 23! The Plaza Theatre is where it’s at this holiday season! Make your way indoors for a 35mm screening of Shane Black’s KISS KISS BANG BANG (2005) in 35mm at 8:30pm, and catch a Plaza Drive-In screening of John Landis’s TRADING PLACES (1983) at 7:30pm! Get your Americana fix with Carolina Story at Eddie’s Attic! Interstellar Echos pays tribute to Pink Floyd acoustically with Pigs on a String at From the Earth Brewing Company! Catch A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Broadcast online at 3pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! 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, December 18 

Have a Southern Fried Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas with ELZIG, Captain & Maybelle and more at Dixie Tavern! The Plaza Theatre screens Tim Burton’s EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990) at the Plaza Drive-In at 7:30pm, and screens Chris Columbus’s HOME ALONE (1990) indoors at 8:30pm! Heck.house delivers their Last Minute Krampus holiday market at 4pm! Spook it up this holiday season with EAV’s Nightmare Before Christmas Marketplace at Metropolitan Studios at 5pm! Mock of Ages pays tribute to Def Leppard at 37 Main Avondale Estates! Goth it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his GOTH Music Videos: Classics to Current at 9pm! Rumours pays tribute to Fleetwood Mac at Napoleon’s! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Get some soul with TRUETT at the Northside TavernDaniel Vernon’s documentary THE CHANGIN’ TIMES OF IKE WHITE (2019) opens via The Plaza Theatre’s Virtual Cinema here, hosted by Kino Lorber Marquee! Catch the Alliance Theatre’s drive-in production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE LIVE RADIO PLAY, through Dec. 23! Get in the holiday spirit at Miracle at the Fox Marquee Club through Jan. 1! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here! The holidays are upon us, so why not make your way to Stone Mountain Christmas, running through Jan. 3! 

Scintillating Saturday, December 19

Yuletide it up virtually with Kool Kat Chad Shivers & the Frigidaires (formerly the Silent Knights) as they celebrate 10 years of performing the Beach Boys’ and Ventures’ Christmas albums in their entirety along with other holiday classics, hosted by The Earl! They’ll be joined by Kool Kat Jeffrey Bützer and TT Mahoney with their fabulous Charlie Brown Christmas tribute, an Atlanta institution at 7pm! Or skank it up during The Slackers Holiday Online concert at 7:45pm! You won’t want to miss The Queers “Save the World” Record Release Show streaming online at 8pm! The Plaza Theatre screens Chris Columbus’s HOME ALONE 2 (1992) at 4pm and Wong Kar-Wai’s DAYS OF BEING WILD (1990) at 8:30pm (both indoors), and catch a screening of Richard Curtis’s LOVE ACTUALLY (2003) at Dad’s Garage Drive-In at 7:15pm! screens Chris Columbus’s HOME ALONE (1990) indoors at 8:30pm! The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre provides a virtual screening of Jeremiah S. Chechik’s CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) here at 8pm! Support local artists and get your holiday shopping fix at the Holiday Bizarre Bazaar at The Imperial from 12pm – 5pm! Take a virtual tour of The Wren’s Nest during their Virtual Holiday Birthday Experience at 2pm! Get merry with Kool Kat Chris Hamer during the Art Market at Allied Ink Tattoo in Marietta at 3pm! R&B it up with Howard Hewett for two shows at City Winery! Jazz it up this holiday season during A Very Jazz Christmas Virtual Concert at 7pm! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his NEW WAVE 80s Music Videos: Obscure to Obvious online at 9pm! Get rocked with Mike Cooley (Drive-By Truckers) at Eddie’s Attic! Get down with St. Nick at a historic mansion during Santa at Rhodes Hall! Get spooky with author Daniel Braum during Night Four of the New York Ghost Story Festival at 7pm! Heck.house delivers their Last Minute Krampus holiday market! The Trolley Barn presents their outdoor Holiday Cabaret, every weekend through December! Rock on down to the Star Bar for Punk Rock Night! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Westside Provisions District presents their Tinsel & Twine Holiday Market! Or get your holiday fix at Fernbank’s Holiday Hangouts, featuring access to their Winter Wonderland exhibit, oversized snow globes, a sock skating rink and more! Get down to Beverly Atlanta for the I Still Love the 90s Brunch Party at 11am, every Saturday through Dec. 26!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, December 20

Boogie down with Michelle Malone & The Hot Toddies during their Holiday Show at Napoleon’s! Get your ‘80s synth-pop fix during Electric Avenue’s “Alive in 85” Online Holiday Special at 9pm! The Trolley Barn presents their outdoor Holiday Cabaret, every weekend through December! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Heck.house delivers their Last Minute Krampus holiday market! Get merry with A Festival of Nine Christmas Lessons & Carols virtually, hosted by The Cathedral of St. Philip at 4pm! Get spooky with author Daniel Braum during Night Five of the New York Ghost Story Festival at 4pm! 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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