This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #40 – Jan. 11-17, 2021

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

Manic Monday, January 11

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! Catch Profs & Pints: Encountering the Enslaved online at 7pm! 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! You won’t want to miss Piano Sonata by Philip Glass at 6pm, running through Jan. 12! 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 12

Check out a Virtual Tour of “Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism Costume Design” hosted by SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion and Film at 12pm! Or check out the Fulton County Museum’s online event, Downtown Then & Now: Gloversville at 6pm! Check out Profs & Pints: Debunking Human Sexuality Myths online at 7pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! You won’t want to miss Piano Sonata by Philip Glass at 6pm, running through today! Help support the Atlanta Film Festival via their Kickstarter to ensure 2021’s festival is a success! 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 13

Get bewitched and catch An Evening with Marilynne Roach: 1692 Salem Witchcraft Trials online at 7pm! Get bard-y and catch Seven Minute Shakespeare Rolecall Theatre at Ponce City Market! 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 14

Jam out with Frankly Scarlet as they pay tribute to The Grateful Dead at Madlife Stage & Studios! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt acoustic-style at Hawg & Ale Smokehouse 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

 

Freaky Friday, January 15

Get the blues with Keb’ Mo’ at City Winery! Get immersed in art and jazz during the High Museum’s January Friday Jazz event at 6pm! All Fired Up pays tribute to Benatar online, hosted by Madlife Stage & Studios at 7:3opm, followed by NEVERMIND paying tribute to Nirvana! Get your ‘90s fix and catch Friends Trivia on Instagram LIVE at 7:30pm! Mask up and catch Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke) featuring Benji Shanks at the Coca-Cola Roxy! Get rocked as Nick & The Knacks pay tribute to the 80s, 90s and more at the Dixie Tavern! Or catch Thin Ice dishing out 70s, 80s and 90s classic rock at 37 Main in Buford! 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 16

Spend the night with Ol’ Blue Eyes and catch Richard Shelton in Sinatra: RAW online at 11pm! Folk rock it up with Korby Lenker during his Red Boots Roots concert from home at 7pm! Piano Man – The Duo pays tribute to Billy Joel at 37 Main in Avondale! Flannel Nation pays tribute to 90s rock at Dixie Tavern! Get the blues with Skyler Saufley at Northside Tavern! Get the blues with Keb’ Mo’ at City Winery! Bad Co. Experience pays tribute to Bad Company online, hosted by Madlife Stage & Studios at 7pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho Devilles at Guston’s in Woodstock! 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 17

Get down with Oleta Adams with two shows online! Geek it up at Battle & Brew’s Family Board Game Day! Catch a screening of Randal Kleiser’s GREASE (1978) at Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta at 1pm! Folk it up with Arcadian Wild at Eddie’s Attic! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Folklore Strikes Back at 7pm! B-Movie Bonfire presents a free online screening of Christy Cabanne’s CONSPIRACY (1930) at 8:30pm! 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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