This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #38 – Dec. 21-27, 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 21

Get retro Vegas-style! Check out Home for the Holidays – Tributes LIVE from Las Vegas online at 5pm! Or get cozy online during Warm Wishes: A Holiday Celebration with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at 8pm! Get down as Chi-Town Transit Authority pays tribute to Chicago at MadLife Stage & Studios! 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! Check out the Rowswell Winter Puppet Series: Trouble in Toy Land at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center! The Diesel Tap House brings you Christmas Movie Trivia at 7pm! 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! Check out a virtual 70s & 80s Trivia Night at 8:45pm! 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 22

Have a big band holiday during Joe Gransden’s Holiday Special with Robin Lattimore at Eddie’s Attic at 7pm and 9:30pm! Get magical and stream The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker at 2pm! Piano Man pays tribute to Billy Joel at MadLife Stage & Studios! 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!” Check out the Rowswell Winter Puppet Series: Trouble in Toy Land at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center! 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! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! 

Way Back Wednesday, December 23

Make your way to the Star Bar’s killer Bizarre Bazaar for your last minute holiday shopping needs with local artists at 2pm! Swing on down to 57th Fighter Group Restaurant for West Coast Swing Wednesdays at 6:30pm! Have a big band holiday during Joe Gransden’s Holiday Special with Robin Lattimore at Eddie’s Attic at 7pm! Gather all ye misfits and catch a free online Christmas Roast of Rudolph at 8pm! GPB presents Happy Holidays with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at 8pm! 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! 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 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! 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 24

Keisha and Kourtney, aka Ladies of Soul get down with the classics from the ‘60s and ‘70s online at 9pm, hosted by Yacht Rock Revue! 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 to the Plaza Drive-In for a killer screening of Bob Clark’s BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) at 7:30pm, or head indoors for a screening of Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) at 8:30pm (also screening at Dad’s Garage Drive-In at 7:15pm) and Wong Kar-Wai’s DAYS OF BEING WILD (1990) at 4:30pm! Get spooky with author Daniel Braum during Night Six of the New York Ghost Story Festival at 7pm! Catch the premiere online screening of Cinderella for free and enjoy an online community theatre pantomime story of Cinderella with 350 Performers from 6 countries across 4 continents, the only pantomime of its kind in the world at 1pm! Spend Xmas Eve with Tyler Neal at From the Earth Brewing Company! Get down at the Rusty Barrel Blues Jam every Thursday in Marietta! 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. To RSVP, click here! 

Freaky Friday, December 25

We hope you have a rockin’ retro Christmas this year! For those of you wondering, ATLRetro is hopping this holiday, so come on out and see what the jolly old fella has up his big red sleeve! Make your way to Art House for their End of Year Art Show & Holiday Kick Back with art, vendors and special treats at 8pm! Check out Julien Magic’s X-Mas Magic Show online at 2pm! Or why not leave the kiddie stuff behind and make your way to Diesel Tap House for a few hot toddies and their Adult Trivia at 9pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Daniel Vernon’s documentary THE CHANGIN’ TIMES OF IKE WHITE (2019) opens via The Plaza Theatre’s Virtual Cinema here, hosted by Kino Lorber Marquee! 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 26

Get retro and artsy during the Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam: Livestream Art Tour at 12pm! Rock out with Kool Kat Sen Artie Mondello online with his 20th Anniversary Fistmas 2020 at 9pm! Get your Americana fix with Fire & the Knife at Center Street Tavern in Acworth! Departure pays tribute to Journey at MadLife Stage & Studios! The Jeff Mosier Trio get down at From the Earth Brewing Company! Catch a screening of Wong Kar-Wai’s CHUNGKING EXPRESS (1994) indoors at The Plaza Theatre at 8:30pm! Spend the night with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at The Wing Cafe in Marietta! Get spirited away during Holiday Rocking Dueling Pianos at Park Bench at 7pm! Get pop-py with Reindeer & Ruckus at The Basement! Or get your ‘80s fix with Slippery When Wet paying tribute to Bon Jovi at Dixie Tavern! Check out Juneteenth Family Day’s Kwanzaa Juneteenth Festival online through Jan. 1! Netherworld spooks up the holidays with a haunted twist with its Lights On Tours beginning today, through Jan. 3! 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! 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 27

Support local artists and catch the End of Year Sunday Funday Market at 1pm! Rock out with The Wildflowers paying tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at MadLife Stage & Studios! 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! 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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