This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #39 – Jan. 4-10, 2021

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Welcome to 2021! 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 hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, January 4

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! A.A. Williams shares cover of The Pixies “Where Is My Mind? and her SONGS FROM ISOLATION covers album is due out Feb. 12 on Bella Union! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 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, January 5

Get your 80s fix and check out Ferris Bueller’s Day off Trivia online at 8:30pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! 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. Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! 

Way Back Wednesday, January 6

Get sleuthy and catch Profs & Pints Online: Investigating Sherlock Holmes at 7pm! Catch a screening of Wong Kar-Wai’s FALLEN ANGELS (1995) indoors at The Plaza Theatre at 8:30pm! Get your Swing fix in the comfort of your own home every Wednesday, with WE Swing Dance’s Online Dance at 7pm! Or swing on down to 57th Fighter Group Restaurant for West Coast Swing Wednesdays at 6:30pm! 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, January 7

Spend the night at one of the most famous museums in the world with A Virtual Guided Tour of Louvre at 7pm! Get countrified with Ray Scott at Eddie’s Attic! Catch a screening of Wong Kar-Wai’s FALLEN ANGELS (1995) at The Plaza Theatre’s Dad’s Garage Drive-In at 7:15pm! 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

Freaky Friday, January 8

Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert at 2pm! Catch a screening of Wong Kar-Wai’s HAPPY TOGETHER (1997) indoors at The Plaza Theatre! Funk it up safely in the comfort of your own home during the Atlanta Brazilian Corona Carnival at 4pm! Elton Live pays tribute to Elton John at 37 Main Avondale Estates! 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! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Scintillating Saturday, January 9

Get monsterific during the virtual Creature Features 50th Anniversary Celebration at 7pm! The New Bedford Whaling Museum presents the 25th Anniversary of their readathon of Herman Melville’s MOBY DICK online during their 2021 Moby Dick Marathon at 11:30am! Make your way to EAV and support local artists at Market in the Garden at 2pm! Check out Atlanta’s Jim Stacy’s Hustle Kitchen Drive Up-Drive Off Pop Up Tamalcalypse 2021 at the Star Bar from 3pm-6pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho Devilles at Motorheads! Mock of Ages pays tribute to Def Leppard at the Dixie Tavern! Catch a screening of Wong Kar-Wai’s HAPPY TOGETHER (1997) indoors at The Plaza Theatre at 8:30pm! Rock on down to the Star Bar for Punk Rock Night! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, January 10

Sci-fi it up with An Afternoon of Asimov at 3pm! Take a live virtual tour of Vincent van Gogh’s life and artistic career via the Vincent van Gogh Art Tour at 2pm! You won’t want to miss Piano Sonata by Philip Glass at 6pm, running through Jan. 12! B-Movie Bonfire presents a free online screening of Robert N. Bradbury’s BLUE STEEL (1934) at 9:30pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! 

 

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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