Kool Kat of the Week: Silent No More: Organist Ron Carter Restores the Music to Garbo’s FLESH AND THE DEVIL and More at Marietta’s Strand Theatre

Posted on: Aug 24th, 2011 By:

One might almost think it was the 1920s this week in Atlanta. This city is lucky to have two vintage movie palaces with mighty organs, and both are playing classic silent movies this week with live accompaniment. First at the Fabulous Fox on Thurs. Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m.  is THE MARK OF ZORRO (1920), one of the final three features in this year’s Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival. Then on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta presents FLESH AND THE DEVIL (1926), a dramatic romantic gem fraught with passion and betrayal that stars Greta Garbo in her first appearance in an American movie.

And just a few weeks from now on Sun. Sept. 11 at 3 p.m., Callanwolde is going to be hosting PIPES ON PEACHTREE, a program by the Atlanta Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society (ACATOS) on Atlanta’s movie palaces of the 1920s, ‘30s and 40s, and their organs including Joe Patten, Atlanta’s “Phantom of the Fox”; noted organist technician and teacher John Tanner; and John Clark McCall, author of ATLANTA FOX ALBUM and other articles about Atlanta’s theatres. Highlights include a pictorial tour, playing of Callanwolde’s own 60-rank Aeolian residence pipe organ and the opportunity to tour the 1920s Gothic-Tudor mansion.

Inside The Earl Smith Strand Theatre. Photo courtesy of The Strand.

ATLRetro caught up with Ron Carter, who’ll be playing the Mighty Allen Theatre Organ at The Strand on Sun. for a sneak preview of all these upcoming events and why in the digital age, it’s still an amazing experience to see a movie in a vintage venue with live musical accompaniment. And frankly it gives us chills that Ron also be accompanying DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1920), starring John Barrymore, on Oct. 30, at The Strand, closing out what has been a four-film silent series.

Let’s start with your take on what’s so special about seeing a classic movie at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre? Why should people in 2011 want to spend a summer Sunday afternoon watching a silent movie in a vintage cinema?

The Strand is a very unique venue. It was built in 1935 and at that time was the largest neighborhood movie theatre in the Atlanta metro area. Now it is the only neighborhood theatre in the Atlanta area which has been restored (I call it an adaptive restoration) to what it was originally intended to be and more! Our marquee is an exact replica (except for the state-of-the-art digital reader board) of the art deco one with real neon that was installed when the theatre opened in 1935 but then replaced with a “modern” one in 1964 during a remodeling by the Georgia Theatre Company. UGH—it was ugly!

Then when one walks into our outer art deco lobby and views the etched glass above our entrance doors, the ceramic tile floors and granite countertops, and the metal ceiling, you are transported back into a time when a theater was more than just four walls with some curtains hanging to cover up the cement block. Then you reach the inner lobby with its grand staircase, copper-painted ceiling, ornate chandelier and mosaic-covered lighting fixtures. All of this creates an expectation and wonder of what lies beyond the ornate auditorium doors! Samuel Rothafel (aka “Roxy”), who built the largest movie palace in the world in New York’s Times Square (over 6000 seats), had a famous quote. He said “The show starts on the sidewalk.” He felt that the building, the environment, the overall experience  was just as important to the patron as the show on the stage.

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This Week in ATLRetro, January 20-26, 2020

Posted on: Jan 20th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, January 20

WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their monthly series, Queers on Film, at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Pedro Almodovar’s ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (1999) at 7pm! Get some New Orleans soul with Neal Francis and GA-20 at Smith’s Olde Bar! Eddie’s Attic presents their Ladies Rock Camp Showcase 2020! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get the blues with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, January 21

Get down to The Earl for a night with The World/Inferno Friendship Society and Blood on the Harp! Old-time it up with Bernadette Seacrest at the Red Light Café! Get rocked with Bailen at Eddie’s Attic! Folk rock it up with American Authors and Magic Giant at Terminal West! Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Bent Frequency and the Zhou Family Band at the Florence Kopleff Recital Hall at GSU! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Hula on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a Ukulele Jam! Get the blues with J.T. Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, January 22

Emory Cinematheque kicks off their new African-Americans in American Film Series with a screening of Oscar Micheaux’s WITHIN OUR GATES (1920) at 7:30pm in White Hall 208! Get rootsy with Yarn at Eddie’s Attic! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a Bluegrass Jam! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a screening of Vincente Minnelli’s AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and Movie Tavern (Tucker)]! Get bewitched and catch a screening of Chris Columbus’s HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (2002) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Get some rhythm and soul and rock ‘n’ roll with Art Holliday at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, January 23

Spend an Evening with Andrea & Mudd at the world famous Clermont Lounge! Bluegrass it up with The Dead South at the Buckhead Theatre! Get folksy with The Good Graces at the Red Light Café! Spend the night with the Atlanta Latin Jazz Orchestra at Venkman’s!   Get countrified with The Steel Woods at Terminal West! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, January 24

Rock out at The Earl with Jesse Malin and Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts! Glam it up at Atlanta Symphony Hall and experience the Music of David Bowie with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Boogie down to the Buckhead Theatre for Totally 80s Live with The Motels! Buteco gets down with their FLASHBACK FRIDAY – Global 80s, 90s, 2000s Mix event! Make your way to Gallery 378 for a night with Kevn Kinney & Friends and Clay Harper! Garage rock it up with Toward Space and Ladrones at Boggs Social & Supply! Get rocked with Robben Ford at City Winery! Get down to the Fernbank Museum for their ‘90s Night event! Get the blues with The Vipers at the Northside Tavern! Get the rockin’ blues with The Rockaholics at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, January 25

Make your way to the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History for The State of Black Science Fiction – Encore Author’s Panel featuring Gerald Coleman, Marcus Hayes, Violette Meyer, and Kourtney Y. Watkins, moderated by Milton J. Davis! Psyche rock it up with Marco Benevento at The Earl! Or get horrorfied at Sweetwater Bar & Grill for Georgia Horror Fest 2020 featuring The Independents, The Zombie Mafia, Kool Kats The Casket Creatures, Die 985, Hembree and the Satan Sisters, Freakshow Sinema and The Tomb Tones! Have a deadly good time during Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Dance every 4th Saturday at Amsterdam Atlanta! Electric Avenue gets down at The Vista Room and performs George Michael’s greatest hits! Get rocked with The Carolyn, New Junk City, Princess, and Rough City at 529! Bluegrass it up with The Dead South at the Buckhead Theatre! Spend the night with Eric Benet at City Winery! It’s a night of muddy Mississippi blues with the North Mississippi Allstars at Terminal West! Get down with Ian Campbell & The Recruits at Tin Roof Cantina! Get the blues with Robert Lee Coleman at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get the Chicago/West Coast blues with The Electromatics at the Northside Tavern! Get the blues with The Vipers at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, January 26

Make your way to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s Silent Film Series screening of Frank Peregini’s THE SCAR OF SHAME (1927) at 3pm, with organ accompaniment by Kool Kat Ron Carter! Celebrate 50 years of America (the band) at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get down with the Janie Rothfield Old Time Trio at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Catch Dusty’s Ragtime & Novelties featuring ragtime pianist Professor Dusty Bottoms, as he keeps the turn-of-the-century spirit alive with his Rag-Pop stylings. Accompanied by Cirque Madame Corey Cheval, chief wrangler of clowns and acrobats, along with their band of misfit musicians, Professor Bottoms and Friends present a masterful display of churlish sarcasm, wanton wit, stylish stunts, and slammin’ good tunes at the Red Light Café! Folk rock it up with Alex Guthrie at the Buckhead Theatre! Spend the night with Eric Benet at City Winery! Catch a screening of Victor Fleming’s GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Get the blues with Fatback Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta presents their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer exhibit, kicking tail through May 10!

New-Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during an 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party every 2nd Saturday of the month at Amsterdam Atlanta!

Have a deadly good time during Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Dance every 4th Saturday at Amsterdam Atlanta!

Geek it up as NerdLanta presents their Back to the ‘80s Movie Night, every third Thursday of the month, at Mother Bar+Kitchen!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

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This Week in ATLRetro, October 21-27, 2019

Posted on: Oct 20th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

ATLRetro massacres this spooky season with all the haunting and bone-chilling madness your little black hearts desire! We’ve got horror and slasher flicks! We’ve got sinister seduction and the unruly undead! We’ve got ghosts and goblins and monsters, oh my! Become one with the creatures of the night this week and rock out with a helluva line-up of spooktacular shenanigans!

Monday, October 21

The Plaza Theater presents their Little Plaza of Horror Series 40th Anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN (1979) at 7:30pm, and Neil Jordan’s INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (1994) at 10pm! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Catch a screening of Tara Wood’s documentary on Quentin Tarantino’s first eight films, QT8: THE FIRST EIGHT (2019) at theatres across Atlanta [Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! Spend the night with Steven Gilbert at the Red Light Café! Get bluesy with Bill Sheffield at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Make your way to the Wrecking Bar for a night with Amy Rigby! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, October 22

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema rolls in the hay with their Classics Series screening of Mel Brooks’s YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) at 7pm! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Get intergalactic with Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Cobb Energy Centre! The Plaza Theater presents their Little Plaza of Horror Series 40th Anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN (1979) at 9:30pm! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Beauregard Higgins and Joey Harkum! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, October 23

Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Emory Cinematheque screens Billy Wilder’s SABRINA (1954) in White Hall at 7:30pm! Get your Americana fix with Hollis Brown at Eddie’s Attic! The Fox Theatre is bewitchin’ with their presentation of WICKED, through Nov. 17! Get rocked with Sleater-Kinney at the Tabernacle! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26!  The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Get freaked with a screening of Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! Get folksy with Mt. Joy and Susto at the Variety Playhouse! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs), or catch a screening at CineBistro Brookhaven at 7pm! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Bluegrass Jam! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, October 24

Beer & Lounge at the Clermont Lounge with the Subsonics, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and more! Get the blues with Mandi Strachota at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Make your way to Venkman’s for Girls Just Dance with Somebody (Ladies of the 80s/90s), hosted by Yacht Rock Revue! The Plaza Theater presents their Little Plaza of Horror Series 40th Anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN (1979) at 10pm! Get rocked with Miss June at The Earl! Out Front Theatre Company presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, through Nov. 9! Roots rock it up with Famous Blue Raincoat at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get folksy with Jonathan Wilson and The Dead Tongues at Terminal West! Boogie down with Canned Heat at The Vista Room! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Or spook on down with the kiddies for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, October 25

The Dixie Tavern delivers one hellacious Halloween Party with Kool Kats the Casket Creatures, ELZIG and Los Meesfits! Or get hell-bent at The Highlander with The Tomb Tones, Screamin’ Demons and Ghost Moths! Get bewitched with a screening of Alfonso Cuaron’s HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Or catch a broom to the Hocus Pocus Market featuring local art, live tunes with The African Space Program Collective, Dr. Tune, Emily Holloway and more, and other magical shenanigans! Or strut your spooky stuff during the Grant Park Lantern Parade from 6pm to 10pm! Have a screaming good time at the Fernbank Museum’s Fright Night featuring live music, costume contests, twilight access to the Halloween-themed outdoor experience, “Woodland Spirits,” and more! Rock out with Magnapop, Nikki & the Phantom Callers, Tiger! Tiger! and Young Antiques at 529! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre for their Spook/Haunt/Creep/Gore-tober screening of Tod Browning’s DRACULA (1931) at 8pm! Creep on down to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for The Music of Thriller & the Rocky Horror Picture Show with a screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at midnight! Death metal it up with Obituary, Abbath and Midnight at the Buckhead Theatre! Get country folked with Ian Noe and Jeremy Ivey at The Earl! The Porchlighters folk it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Spend the night with Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) at Eddie’s Attic! Psychobilly it up at The Star Bar with Fiend Without a Face and more! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Get down The Hybrids at the Northside Tavern! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight, with special Halloween costume contests and mystery prizes!

Saturday, October 26

Get spooked with ghost stories galore during Scary Fireside Stories for Halloween at the Lake Claire Community Land Trust! Get bewitched with a screening of Alfonso Cuaron’s HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Haunt on down to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre for their Spook/Haunt/Creep/Gore-tober double-feature screenings of John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN (1978) and Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) at 8pm! Or creep on down to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their Halloween Masquerade Tour, with your last chance to get down with your favorite band of specters at the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Allied Ink Tattoo and UrbnPop (Kool Kat Chris Hamer) brings you the Halloweird Tyson’s Corner Fall Fest featuring local artists and ghoulish treats! Rock out with Stiff Little Fingers and The Avengers at the Masquerade! Kool Kats the Casket Creatures bring you their 7th Annual Halloween Party with Die 985, Freakshow Sinema and The Tomb Tones at Sweetwater Bar & Grill! Catch a screening of Lon Chaney’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925) with live organ accompaniment by Randy Elkins at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church at 8pm! Get down to the The Star Bar and psyche rock it up with The Schizophonics, Bad Spell and Black Cat Rising, or make your way downstairs to the Little Vinyl Lounge for Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s ANT LODGE Presents: Jeffrey Butzer Turns 40 party! Have a deadly good time during Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Dance at Amsterdam Atlanta! Boogie down with The S.O.S. Band at Center Stage! Purple Madness pays tribute to Prince at Madlife Stage & Studios! The Rainmen dish out a night of ‘60s and ‘70s rock ‘n’ roll at Northside Tavern! ATL Collective relives Earth, Wind and Fire’s THAT’S THE WAY OF THE WORLD at the Variety Playhouse! Get down with the Polyrhythmics at The Vista Room! Spend the night with Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) at Eddie’s Attic! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater with two screenings of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975), featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at 9pm and midnight, with special Halloween costume contests and mystery prizes for the last show! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with the 4 Man String Band! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, October 27

Make your way to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s Silent Film Series screening of John S. Robertson’s DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1920) at 3pm, with organ accompaniment by Kool Kat Ron Carter! Americana it up with Wyatt Espalin at the Crimson Moon Café! Melvin Seals & the JGB pay tribute to Jerry Garcia at the Variety Playhouse! Horrorific hilarity ensues as Out Front Theatre Company presents LITTLE SHOP OF WHORES, through Nov. 3! Get bewitched with a screening of Alfonso Cuaron’s HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Get spooky at the Halloweentown Market! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26!  [LAST CHANCE!]

Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3!

Horrorific hilarity ensues as Out Front Theatre Company presents LITTLE SHOP OF WHORES, through Nov. 3!

Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3!

Haunt on down to Netherworld Haunted House’s new deadly digs in Stone Mountain for their horrorific 23nd season getting gory through Nov. 4!

Out Front Theatre Company presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, through Nov. 9!

The Fox Theatre is bewitchin’ with their presentation of WICKED, through Nov. 17!

New-Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during an 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party every 2nd Saturday of the month at Amsterdam Atlanta!

Geek it up as NerdLanta presents their Back to the ‘80s Movie Night, every third Thursday of the month, at Mother Bar+Kitchen!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

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This Week in ATLRetro, Sept. 16-22, 2019

Posted on: Sep 15th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, September 16

WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their monthly series, Queers on Film, at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Frank Simon’s newly-restored documentary THE QUEEN (1968) at 7pm! Get some soul with Angie Stone at City Winery! Grunge it up at the Red Light Café with Play Center, Buzzard Cult, Cosmic Kitten and Jerry Would Let Me Down! Or get old-timey at Smith’s Olde Bar with the Tyler Neal Band, Folk Family Revival, John Evans and Alex Culbreath! Head out to the Sahara for a night with Tinariwen and Lonnie Holley at the Variety Playhouse! Break the boundaries and jazz it up with a screening of Stanley Nelson Jr.’s documentary, MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL (2019), through Sept. 19 at The Plaza Theater! Or make your way to Regal Tara Cinemas for a screening of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s documentary, LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE (2019), or Max Lewkowicz’s documentary, FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES (2019), through Sept. 19! AJFF on Campus presents a screening of  Ema Ryan Yamazaki’s documentary, MONKEY BUSINESS: THE ADVENTURES OF CURIOUS GEORGE’S CREATORS (2017) at 5:30pm in White Hall 208/Emory! Americana it up with Jason Waller at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a night with Larry Griffith!

Tuesday, September 17

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Alain Robbe-Grillet’s LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (1961) at 7pm! Or have some late night laughs as The Plaza Theater and the Silver Scream Spook Show present a screening of Shinichirou Ueda’s ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (2017) at 9pm! Jeff Sparks gets jazzy at City Winery! Spend the night with Sinkane at The Earl! Folk it up with Barns Courtney and The Hunna at The Loft! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Eddie & the 9 Volts get the rockin’ blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, September 18

Rock out with The Who at State Farm Arena! Emory Cinematheque screens Billy Wilder’s DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) at 7:30pm! Get rocked with Shonen Knife at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get some soul with Syleena Johnson at City Winery! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Get down with Mudcat & the Piedmont Playboys at Blind Willie’s! Live long and prosper and catch a 40th Anniversary screening of Robert Wise’s STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (1979) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Bluegrass it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Electric Blue Express! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, September 19

Spend the night with the godfather of Hong Kong action films with Videodrome and The Plaza Theater during PlazaDrome’s screening of Jackie Chan’s POLICE STORY (1985) at 9:30pm! Get some soul with the Seratones and Wanderwild at The Earl! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Russian Roulette Band! Geek it up as NerdLanta presents their Back to the ‘80s Movie Night, every third Thursday of the month, at Mother Bar+Kitchen, this month featuring a screening of Robert Zemeckis’s BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) and bingo! Get your ‘90s alt rock fix with Matthew Sweet at City Winery! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for Bombshell Burlesque! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, September 20

Surf it up with The Disasternauts, The Manakooras and DJ Big Tiki Dude at the official Southern Surf StompFest Pre-Party at Trader Vic’s! WUSSY MAG nineties it up and invites you to The Buffy Hour: Party at the Hellmouth at 7 Stages! Have a slashing good time and catch HALLOWEEN: THE MUSICAL at Pulp Atlanta, through Sept. 21! Stomp on down to the Tin Roof Cantina for a night with The Muckers, Whiskey Magnolia and Shayne Goss! Nelson Ramos gets jazzy at the High Museum! SCADShow presents a Legacy Series screening of Disney’s SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) at 7pm! Get jazzy at Callandwolde during their Jazz on the Lawn series featuring Bob Baldwin! Spend the night with Snarky Puppy at the Tabernacle! Get down with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Get rocked with T.N.T. at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the blues with the Chris O’Leary Band at Blind Willie’s! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, September 21

Rock out surf-style with the big kahuna, Kool Kat Chad Shivers and his kickin’ cohorts at the rockin’est annual shindig in Avondale Estates, the Southern Surf StompFest, catching a wave at Little Tree Art Studios, featuring The Surge!, The Mystery Men?, Fiend Without a Face, The Madeira, Surfer Joe, Insect Surfers, the Intoxicators, El Capitan & The Reluctant Sadists, The Flamethrowers and so much more to feed your kitschy vintage culture lust (check out our Shop Here feature for 2th9’s Retro and Jezebel Blue here)! In celebration of Southern Surf Stompfest, My Parents’ Basement brings back their Bizarre Bazaar featuring 50 artists, vintage dealers, collectables and oddities, comic books, vintage toys, and more! Get Muppet-y at the Center for Puppetry Arts for Henson Cosplay Day and stick around for a screening of Frank Oz/Henson’s THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN (1984) at 7pm! Head on over to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta for their opening of Curious George: Let’s Get Curious exhibit! Or make your way to the Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest featuring live music, tasty treats and a lantern parade! Get rocked with Kool Kats Blackfoot Gypsies at The Earl! Midsummer Night Faire in downtown Smyrna is an experience you don’t want to miss – with an artist’s market, fire performances, aerial performances, food trucks, palm readings Tarot readings, a dragon lighting and so much more! Spend the night with Bob Mould at City Winery! Or get hellacious with ELZIG and Kool Kats The Casket Creatures at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Make your way to Ameris Bank Amphitheatre for a night with Hank Williams, Jr.! The Destroy Boys rock out at the Drunken Unicorn! Spend the night with Fiona Silver, Sash the Bash, Damn Jackals and the Pussy Willows at The Star Bar! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula for a buggy double-feature with Kurt Newmann’s THE FLY (1958) and David Cronenberg’s THE FLY (1986) at 8pm! Get old-timey with the Rev. Justin Hylton and Trent Rice at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get the blues with Ron Cooley & The Hard Times at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Northside Tavern gets down with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, September 22

Break free and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Frank Darabont’s THE SHAWSHANK REDEMTPION (1994) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! New Wave it up with Squeeze at the Tabernacle! Stomp on down to City Winery for a night with Michelle Malone & Drag the River! Celebrate all things Japan at JapanFest at the Infinite Energy Center! Get rocked with GWAR at the Masquerade! Catch a screening of Dennis Hopper’s EASY RIDER (1969) and Herbert RossSTEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) at The Plaza Theater! Make your way to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s Silent Film Series screening of Harold Lloyd’s THE KID BROTHER (1927), featuring live organ accompaniment at 3pm with Kool Kat Ron Carter! Get rocked with Strung Out, The Casualties and The Breaknecks at The Earl! Spend the night with Julio Iglesias at Gwinnett Arena! Get classical with Joshua Bell at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get your film noir fix and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John Huston’s THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Or get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Geek it up as NerdLanta presents their Back to the ‘80s Movie Night, every third Thursday of the month, at Mother Bar+Kitchen!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, August 5-11, 2019

Posted on: Aug 4th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what’s shakin’ in ALTRetro This Week!

Monday, August 5

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Get rocked with Tenacious D at the Coca Cola Roxy! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema delves into the lives of Leonard Cohen and his muse Marianne Ihlen with a screening of Nick Broomfield’s documentary MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE (2019), through Aug. 8! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, August 6

Come on Class of ’79! Get rocked as The Plaza Theater Foundation presents a 40th anniversary screening of Allen Arkush and Joe Dante’s ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL (1979), with live pre-movie tunes by Ramones tribute band Kings of Queens at 6:30pm! Get hellacious with Hank Von Hell (Turbonegro) at The Earl! Fathom Events and CBS will present 5 uncut, full-length colorized episodes of I LOVE LUCY in celebration of Lucille Ball’s Birthday, plus REDHEAD TALES – a newly produced and never-before-seen featurette on the colorization of the hit show, at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Blues it up with Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Blues it up with the Crosstown Allstars at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, August 7

Catch a screening of Danny DeVito’s film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic MATILDA (1996) at SCADShow at 7pm! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Tony Scott’s TOP GUN (1986) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Get glam rocked with Kyle Craft at The Earl! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Join the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival for their final AJFF Selects of the season, FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES, which traces the creation and enduring legacy of the beloved Broadway musical and global theatrical phenomenon, at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at 7:40pm. Blind Willie’s gets down with The Cazanovas! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Frankie’s Blues Mission! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, August 8

Get garage rocked and doo-wopped with The King Kahn & BBQ Show at The Earl, with UPCHUCK and Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks! It’s a night of dirty ‘ol rock ‘n’ roll at 529 with The Dollyrots, The Pink Spiders and Kyle Troop & The Heretics! Stomp on down to Clermont Lounge Mid-Summer Social starring Kool Kat Spike Fullerton & the Ghost Riders Car Club! Get acoustic with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt  (solo) at Porterdale Bar! Jazz it up with Ken Ford at Suite Food Lounge! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get down with The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, August 9

Get dead and hungry during Ritual’s Zombie Pin-Ups Goth Industrial Theme Party at Heretic! Americana it up with Ray Wylie Hubbard at Center Stage! The Stranger pays tribute to Billy Joel at City Winery! Surf on down to The Drunken Unicorn for a night with Small Reactions and more! Become one with the dinosaurs during Fernbank’s After Dark: Mythbusters event! Get rocked at 529 with high spirits, Lazer/Wulf, Gunpowder Gray and Maiden Killers! Psyche rock it up with The Claypool Lennon Delirium at the Variety Playhouse! The Kerry Hill Band gets the blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Sandra Hall & the Shadows get down at Blind Willie’s! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, August 10

Eighties it up at the Jimmy Carter Museum with their Strange Saturday event featuring Stranger Things costumes, panels, arcade games and more! The 19th Annual Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival invades downtown with tasty food, arts, crafts and live rockin’ tunes featuring Honeywood, Campbell Station, Roxie, Grizzly Goat, Sandra Hall, Randall Bramblett and more! Lost love is in the air at the Historic Oakland Cemetery with their Love Stories of Oakland: Summer Date Night tour! Swing on by Atlanta Symphony Hall for a night with Lyle Lovett & His Large Band! Get rocked with The Smithereens at Suwanee City Park! Celebrate 20 years of The Earl with All the Saints and Rock*A*Teens! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula for a double-feature screening of Terry Gilliam’s FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS (1998) and Gaspar Noe’s ENTER THE VOID (2009) at 9pm! Roots rock it up with Delta Moon at Blind Willie’s! Get funky with AJ Ghent at the Crimson Moon Café! Or get down with Rough Draft at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Lobsters of Rock pay tribute to the B-52s at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get revved with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Spend the night with Lola and Bill Sheffield at the Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, August 11

Get your classic silent film fix at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s Silent Comedy Shorts event [Buster Keaton to Harold Lloyd and more!], featuring live organ accompaniment at 3pm with Kool Kat Ron Carter! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 50th Anniversary screening of Gene Kelly’s classic, HELLO DOLLY! (1969) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Duluth); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Make your way to the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre for a night with Peter Frampton and Jon Bonham! Lizz Wright gets jazzy at City Winery! Make your way to 529 for a night with Daikaiju, Kool Kats SHEHEHE, and Trauma City! Mudcat dishes out his Acoustic Blues & Roots Jam at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Shimmy down with Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil at Metropolitan Studios for her Feather Fan-Damentals Workshop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Get bluesy with The Vipers at Blind Willie’s! Or get down with Jet Black & The Whacos at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

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This Week in ATLRetro, May 13-19, 2019

Posted on: May 12th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Shake a tail feather in ATLRetro This Week and come see all the killer trouble we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, May 13

UK heavy metal legends Cloven Hoof rock out at 529 with Tombstone and Black Candle! Spend the night with Brian McKnight at City Winery! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018) through May 17! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, May 14

SCADShow celebrates the life and work of acclaimed director John Singleton at 6pm, followed by a screening of his BOYZ N THE HOOD (1991)! Ahoy, matey! Get your fantasy fix with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Syrens of the Seven Seas at the Red Light Café! Celebrate 80 years of Batman with a screening of Joel Schumacher’s BATMAN & ROBIN (1997) at theatres across Atlanta [Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]! Spend another night with Brian McKnight at City Winery! Get rocked at the Masquerade with Sum 41 and Assuming We Survive! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Evan Stepp & The Piners, William Matheny, Pony League and Tyler Scruggs! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Blues it up with the Crosstown Allstars at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, May 15

Hula on down to The SOS Tiki Bar and celebrate the release of Shannon Mustipher’s new book, TIKI: MODERN TROPICAL COCTAILS, at 7pm! Dream pop it up with the Chromatics, Desire, and In Mirrors at the Variety Playhouse! Folk rock it up with Garrison Starr and LOLO at Eddie’s Attic! Get bewitched with a screening of Alfonso Cuaron’s HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Black metal it up with Profanatica at 529! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Robert Wise’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Frankie’s Blues Mission! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, May 16

Get monsterific and improvisational as Genre-ly Speaking (with Kool Kat Madeline Brumby) brings to life Mel WellesLADY FRANKENSTEIN (1971) at The Plaza Theater at 7:15pm! Follow the monsters up with a bizarre and noodly PlazaDrome screening of Juzo Itami’s TAMPOPO (1985) at 9:30pm! Or make your way to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their 2019 Xperimental Puppetry Theatre event! Get some soul with Tony Terry at City Winery! Rock out with Radio Cult, Up From Here, Another Year Unknown and Landt at Smith’s Olde Bar! The Variety Playhouse rocks out with the Michael Schenker Fest! Get ‘90s rocked at Venkman’s with These Crowded Streets! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, May 17

Hop into a bigger boat and make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall for Steven Spielberg’s JAWS (1975) in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at 8pm! Get artsy with Kool Kat Chris Hamer (UrbnPop) as he hosts the Burd Brain Art Show at Allied Ink Tattoo! New Wave it up with The Producers at City Winery! Catch SCADShow’s Legacy Series screening of John Ford’s THE SEARCHERS (1956) at 7pm! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at Wild Wing Café in Cumming! Clashinista pays tribute to The Smith’s and relives Morrissey’s “Viva Hate” at The Earl! Get cabaret rocked with Amanda Palmer at the Cobb Energy Centre! Thrash out with Goatwhore, Cloak and Withered at The Drunken Unicorn! John Paul White gets folksy at Terminal West! Or folk it up with The Brother Brothers and Brian Revels at Vinyl! Bogey & The Viceroy dish out a night of swanky soul at The Vista Room! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Heather Luttrell! Make your way to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their 2019 Xperimental Puppetry Theatre event! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with The Rockaholics! Get funky with Zydefunk at the Northside Tavern! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, May 18

Glam rock it up at The Star Bar with The Unsatisfied, Night Terrors, Zodiac Panthers and ELZIG! Or get rocked with Filthy Friends and Dressy Bessy at The Earl! Folk it up with Lady Lamb at Aisle 5! Get jazzy with Joe Robinson at the Crimson Moon Café! Spend the night with The Bitteroots at Eddie’s Attic! Jerome Newton & The Band Who Fell to Earth pay tribute to David Bowie, with Roxy Rex at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get down with John Sommerville at Suite Food Lounge! Get glitzy at The Commerce Club during the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony’s 30th anniversary celebration, A Night in Hollywood! Hop into a bigger boat and make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall for night two of Steven Spielberg’s JAWS (1975) in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at 8pm! New Wave it up with The Producers at City Winery! Make your way to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their 2019 Xperimental Puppetry Theatre event! Get poppy with the UK’s BBMak at the Loft! Mariachi it up with Christian Nodal at The Roxy! Get down with the Juke Joint Dukes at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the blues with Fishmouth Fools at the Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, May 19

Get your silent film fix with The Plaza Theater’s special screening of King Vidor’s 1925 classic, THE BIG PARADE (1925), with organ accompaniment by Kool Kat Ron Carter at 5pm! Eric “Rickie” McKinnie (Blind Boys of Alabama) takes you to  church at Eddie’s Attic! Get your ‘70s rock fix with Bigfoot and Bitch at The Highlander! TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Herbert RossSTEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Funk it up with Con Funk Shun, Bar-Kays and Brick at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre! Spend the night with Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band with Penny & Sparrow at the Variety Playhouse! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Carly Gibson! Make your way to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their 2019 Xperimental Puppetry Theatre event! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Rob Reiner’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Out Front Theatre Company presents THE SECRETARIES through May 18! (LAST CHANCE!)

Get really retro and journey back 220 million years to when massive pterosaurs ruled the skies with Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s newest Giant Screen film, FLYING MONSTERS 3D, through June 1!

Get merry as the Georgia Renaissance Festival kicks off its 34th year, jousting it up every weekend through June 2!

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, May 6-12, 2019

Posted on: May 5th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

No idea how and where to shake a tail feather in Atlanta? Well, don’t fret kiddies and check out all the shakin’ shindigs we’ve dug up for you This Week!

Monday, May 6

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a special screening of John McDermott’s documentary, JIMI HENDRIX: ELECTRIC CHURCH (2015) covering Hendrix’ performance at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival at 7pm! And you won’t want to miss their screenings of Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018), and Ryan White’s ASK DR. RUTH (2019), both screening through May 9! Celebrate 80 years of Batman with a screening of Tim Burton’s BATMAN RETURNS (1992) at theatres across Atlanta [Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]! Get prog rocked with Meshuggah at the Buckhead Theatre! Garage rock it up with the Night Beats at 529! Spend the night with Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions) at City Winery! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get doomed with WUSSY MAG’s screening of Gregg Araki’s THE DOOM GENERATION (1995) at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, May 7

Get rocked at The Earl with Murphy’s Law, Antagonizers ATL and Five O’Clock Devil! Spend the night with Mariza at City Winery! Or rock out with MammaBear at Smith’s Olde Bar! Spark your wild imagination as Tipple & Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary serves tea to celebrate the Atlanta Botanical Gardens’ installation of Imaginary Worlds: Alice in Wonderland at 6pm! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Blues it up with the Crosstown Allstars at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, May 8

WUSSY MAG returns to The Plaza Theater with their monthly campy feature fantastico, with Michael Patrick Jann’s dark comedy DROP DEAD GORGEOUS (1999) at 7pm! Jazz it up with Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at City Winery! Get the back porch swamp blues with Adia Victoria at The Earl! Folk it up with Dead Horses and Benjamin Jaffe at Eddie’s Attic! Get some soul with Eli “Paperboy” Reed and GA-20 at Vinyl! TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 50th Anniversary screening of Henry Hathaway’s TRUE GRIT (1969) at theatres across Atlanta at 12pm/7pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Get bewitched with a screening of Chris ColumbusHARRY POTTER & THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (2002) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Get rocked with Judas Priest at the Fox Theatre! Sleaze it up and rock out at the Masquerade with Nashville Pussy, Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters, Guitar Wolf and The Turbo A.C.’s! Jam out with Circles Around the Sun at Terminal West! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Terry Gilliam’s MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL (1975) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Frankie’s Blues Mission! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, May 9

Paris on Ponce delivers one helluva swingin’ shindig with Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys with Kool Kat Caroline & The Ramblers! Kool Kat Andy Ditzler and Film Love Atlanta concludes its 2019 High Museum retrospective with one of their most popular programs, a tribute to the legendary Atlanta cable TV treasure: The American Music Show at 7pm! Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club are back in the saddle with their Highfalutin’ Honky Tonk Show & Dance at the Clermont Lounge! Or retro rock out at The Star Bar with Rye Baby, Bonemeal Baker, Atomic Boogie and Warsaw Clinic! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26! Get rocked with Black Stone Cherry, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and The Josephines at Center Stage! Jazz it up with Carol Albert at City Winery! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night of bluegrass with Town Mountain and Hunter Blalock! Get down to the Red Clay Theatre for Matthew Kaminski’s Gypsy Jazz Fellowship! Spend the night with The Whigs’ Parker Gispert at Smith’s Olde Bar! Americana it up at the Variety Playhouse with Railroad Earth! Jazz it up with Raul Midon at Suite Food Lounge! Meet some new ghastly friends as the Historic Oakland Cemetery takes you on a spooky tour during their Illumine event, through May 12! Spark your wild imagination as Tipple & Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary serves tea to celebrate the Atlanta Botanical Gardens’ installation of Imaginary Worlds: Alice in Wonderland at 6pm! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, May 10

Get horrorfied with an OBSCURO: Mexican Horror Films screening of Carlos Enrique Taboada’s EVEN THE WIND IS AFRAID (HASTA EL VIENTO TIENE MIDEO) (1968) at Pulp Atlanta at 9pm! The Star Bar rocks out with Timmy James & The Blue Flames, the Black Cat Adventure Squad, Axis of Empires and Play Center! The Breakfast Club pays tribute to the ‘80s and gets down at Dixie Tavern in Marietta! Get folksy with Mothers at The Bakery! Or get old-timey with Lazybirds at City Winery! Spend the night with Shawn Mullins at the Crimson Moon Café! Folk it up with Sean McConnell at The Loft! Folk rock it up with Bear’s Den and Vera Sola at the Variety Playhouse! Folk it up with Cicada Rhythm, The Sweet Lillies and Sicard Hollow at Smith’s Olde Bar! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack proudly presents Harvey Brindell & The Tableknockers! Stoney Brooks gets the blues at the Northside Tavern! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, May 11

The Star Bar delivers a hootenanny and a half with The Billygoats, Heather Luttrell and The Wheelknockers! Rev on down to Falcons Fury Harley-Davidson in Conyers for a rockabilly reckoning with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles! Or stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for Michelle Malone’s Birthday Blues ‘n’ BBQ Bash with Steven Conn! HellVegas it up with ELZIG and Los Meesfits at the Dixie Tavern in Marietta! The Georgia Players Guild presents the music of Chicago and The Beach Boys at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Spend the night with Bryan Adams at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! Birds of Chicago get folksy at Center Stage! Get rocked with Blac Rabbit, The Head and Mansell at The Drunken Unicorn! Get retro rocked with The Way Back Band at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Or get some soul with Johnnyswim at The Roxy! Make your way to the Tabernacle for Rocktopia: A Classical Revolution! Gypsy Jazz it up with City of the Sun at Vinyl! Get the blues with Cody Matlock at the Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, May 12

Get your silent film fix with The Plaza Theater’s special screening of King Vidor’s 1925 classic, THE BIG PARADE, with organ accompaniment by Kool Kat Ron Carter at 5pm! And why not stick around for a Mother’s Day screening of Albert and David Maysles’ classic documentary, GREY GARDENS (1976) at 8pm! Celebrate 80 years of Batman with a screening of Joel Schumacher’s BATMAN FOREVER (1995) at theatres across Atlanta [Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]! Kool Kat Amy Pike and the Bonaventure Quartet Gypsy Jazz it up at the Berkeley Lake Chapel! Or jazz it up with Ken Ford at City Winery! Spend the night with Shawn Mullins at the Crimson Moon Café! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Sugarcane Jane! Get rocked with Band X at Johnny’s Hideaway! Go to Hell and catch Kool Kats The Casket Creatures at the Masquerade! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Robert Wise’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Out Front Theatre Company presents THE SECRETARIES through May 18!

Get really retro and journey back 220 million years to when massive pterosaurs ruled the skies with Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s newest Giant Screen film, FLYING MONSTERS 3D, through June 1!

Get merry as the Georgia Renaissance Festival kicks off its 34th year, jousting it up every weekend through June 2!

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

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This Week in ATLRetro, April 1-7, 2019

Posted on: Mar 31st, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

ATLRetro is the bee’s knees This Week! Come see all the shakin’ shenanigans we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, April 1

Folk it up with Jackson Browne at the Cobb Energy Centre! Get saxxy with Nate Myers at City Winery! Indie folk it up with james of mosaics, VYB and Justin Lee at Smith’s Olde Bar! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, April 2

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets experimental with their new Classics Series screening of Sergei Parajnov’s THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES (1969) at 7pm! Celebrate 35 years of John G. Avildsen’s classic, THE KARATE KID (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Rock out at The Earl with Dinos Boys, Tommy and the Commies, Les Lullies and Mongo! Jazz it up at the Schwartz Center for a night of Emory Jazz Combos! Get your Americana fix at Smiths’ with Cortez Garza, Brian Revels and Tom Gray!  Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, April 3

Emory Cinematheque continues their “History of Color Films” series with a screening of Robert Altman’s MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER (1971) at 7:30pm! Make your way to the Variety Playhouse for Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue starring Los Straitjackets! Get experimentally rocked with Norman Westberg, Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel and DBUK at The Earl! Get some soul with the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio at Eddie’s Attic! Get the rockin’ blues with Toxic Foxtrot, Dry Reef and Rhythm Earth at Smith’s Olde Bar! Southern gothic it up at The Star Bar with Ghost Moths, Delta Moan and Groove Moose! Get the blues with Tab Benoit at Terminal West! Make your way to the Aurora Theatre for their presentation of ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT’S END, through April 14! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of George Cukor’s THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)]! Spend the night with DEZ & Friends at City Winery! Folk rock it up with Jonathan Byrd at the Crimson Moon Café! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, April 4

Funk it up with the one and only George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic during their final tour at Cobb Energy Centre! Or sleaze on down to The Star Bar for a night with Sodajerk, Bad Friend and Dang Dang Dang! The 43rd Annual Atlanta Film Festival kicks off and will be presenting films across Atlanta through April 14! Get rocked with Big Eyes at 529! Get country rocked with Rhett Miller at City Winery! Rock on down to The Earl for a night with ANTiSEEN, EYEHATEGOD and The Obsessed! Spend the night with Papa Jack Couch & The Standard Electric Irregulars and Shawn James at Eddie’s Attic! Riot grrrl it up with The Regrettes at the Masquerade! Get folksy with Dead King Cotton, Manny Blu and Paige McCauley at the Red Light Café! Bluegrass it up with Boy Named Banjo at Terminal West! Mandolin Orange dishes out a night of rootsy grass at the Variety Playhouse! Get down with The Foothill Brothers at Venkman’s! Jazz it up with Steve Cole at Suite Food Lounge! Get artsy at the historic Rhodes Theatre during Shamel Pitts’ Black Hole: Trilogy & Triathlon, through April 6! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, April 5

Make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall and folk it up with John Prine and Courtney Marie Andrews! Rock steady on down to the Masquerade for a night with Southern Ska Syndicate (Kool Kat Rev. Andy), The Slackers and Control This! Get mysterious and make your way to 221B Con, a convention for all things Sherlock Holmes, getting criminal through April 7, at the Atlanta Airport Marriott! Catch a killer screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s DIAL M FOR MURDER (1954) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Spend the night with the Francisco Vidal Band at City Winery! Get down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Sam Burchfield and The Scoundrels! A Brothers Revival brings you the tunes of the Allman Brothers at MadLife Stage & Studios! Bluegrass it up with Jim Hurst at the Red Clay Theatre! Hi-octane it up with The Fabulous Thrillbillys, Dale Jepson & The Nighthawks and Codeine Haze at The Star Bar! Indie rock it up with Guster at the Tabernacle! The Dark Star Orchestra pays tribute to the Grateful Dead at the Variety Playhouse! Funk it up with Maleke O’Ney at Venkman’s! Get down with Sammy Blue at the Northside Tavern! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, April 6

Get deadly first thing in the morning and make your way to the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Headstone Preservation Workshop at 8:30am! Rev it up in Conyers with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles at Falcons Fury Harley Davidson! Atlanta Radio Theatre Company  gets mysterious as 221B Con presents Tony Sarrechia’s LADY SHERLOCK HOLMES, IN THE CASE OF THE WOMAN IN RED! Psychobilly it up with Unknown Hinson at the Masquerade! Make your way to The Highlander for a night with Southern Ska Syndicate (Kool Kat Rev. Andy), Flying Raccoon Suit and Taj Motel Trio! Spend the night with Roseanne Cash at Center Stage! Get folksy with How and Why at City Winery! Or get your Americana fix with EG Kight at the Crimson Moon Café! Make your way to The Deep End for a night with New Madrid, Wasted Potential Brass Band and The Medium! Geek it up with Bit Brigade at The Earl! Get chill with Yacht Rock Schooner at MadLife Stage & Studios! The Dark Star Orchestra pays tribute to the Grateful Dead at the Variety Playhouse! Or catch The Dirty Doors’ tribute to The Doors at Venkman’s! Get the blues with the Cody Matlock Band at the Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, April 7

Get your classic silent film fix at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s screening of Cecil B. DeMille’s THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1923), featuring live organ accompaniment at 3pm with Kool Kat Ron Carter! Jazz it up with Joe Gransden at City Winery! Celebrate the tunes of the ‘60s and ‘70s with Boomers Gone Wild at the Crimson Moon Café! Spend the night with the Dirty Kitchen Band, Tracy Bonham and Blake Morgan at Eddie’s Attic! Get chill with Yacht Rock Schooner at MadLife Stage & Studios! Rock ‘n’ Roll all night with KISS at State Farm Arena! Get some soul with Patti LaBelle at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John LandisTHE BLUES BROTHERS (1980) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)]! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner! And get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

Get your dramatic ‘50s fix with Aurora Theatre’s presentation of MEN WITH MONEY, through April 7! (LAST CHANCE!)

The Alliance Theatre presents their production of THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Woodruff Arts Center, through April 14!

Aurora Theatre presents ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT’S END, through April 14!

Get really retro and journey back 220 million years to when massive pterosaurs ruled the skies with Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s newest Giant Screen film, FLYING MONSTERS 3D, through June 1!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, March 11-17, 2019

Posted on: Mar 12th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week!

Tuesday, March 12

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets experimental with their new Classics Series screening of Alain ResnaisHIRSOSHIMA, MON AMOUR (1959) at 7pm! Get a second helping of soul with Marsha Ambrosius and Leah Jenea at City Winery! Get rocked with The Dollyrots at Smith’s Olde Bar! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Little 5 Points Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, March 13

Spend the night with Tom Baker as theatres across Atlanta screen his final adventure with DOCTOR WHO: LOGOPOLIS (1981) at 7pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! WUSSY MAG returns with their monthly campy feature fantastico, with John Cameron Mitchell’s musical film adaptation, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (2001)! The Star Bar eighties it up during their ‘80s Dance Party with DJ Kahle! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Get a third helping of soul with Marsha Ambrosius and Leah Jenea at City Winery! Make your way to Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) screening of Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN (1978) at 7:15pm! Catch an 80th Anniversary Flashback Cinema screening of Victor Fleming’s THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)]! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, March 14

Kool Kat Andy Ditzler and Film Love Atlanta continue a retrospective at the High Museum with selections taken from the 2009 series Civil Rights on Film, including George Stoney‘s ALL MY BABIES (1953); H. Lee WatersKANNAPOLIS (1941); and Nikolai Ursin‘s BEHIND EVERY GOOD MAN (1966), at 7pm. Get folksy with Pony League during the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Grave Diggers event! Stomp on down to the Clermont Lounge for Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Riders Car Club’s St. Paddy’s Pre-Party! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, March 15

SCADShow presents a Legacy Series screening of Elia Kazan’s classic, ON THE WATERFRONT (1954) at 7pm! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra takes you to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert while the film is screened in HD at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get rocked at Sidebar’s Headbanger’s Ball: Metal Music Videos event! Groove on down to Venkman’s for Ladies of ‘60s Soul and Groove Centric! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, March 16

Geek it up as Kool Kat Shane Morton, a.k.a. Ghost Host with the Most, Professor Morte, brings you a special science version of the Silver Scream Spook Show with two monsterific shows (1:30pm/10:30pm) during the Atlanta Science Festival! Morte’ and his gang of ghouls will entertain you before they screen Rouben Mamoulian’s DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1931), followed some geeky rockin’ tunes with your favorite genetically-modified rock band, Leucine Zipper and the Zinc Fingers at The Plaza Theater! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra takes you to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert while the film is screened in HD at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Michelle Malone and Wyatt Espalin! Make your way to PULP Atlanta for The Thespian Society of Liberty College’s performance of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF QUENTIN TARANTINO, through March 30! Get glamorous at The Highlander’s Glam Rock Karaoke! Rev on down to the Dixie Tavern for Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho-DevillesCD Release Party! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, March 17

The Plaza Theater presents a special treat with a screening of Clarence Brown’s FLESH AND THE DEVIL (1926) accompanied live on the Plaza’s Allen Theatre organ by Kool Kat Ron Carter at 5pm! Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Victor Fleming’s GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) at theatres across Atlanta at 1pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John Ford’s THE QUIET MAN (1952) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)]! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

Ongoing

Make your way to PULP Atlanta for The Thespian Society of Liberty College’s performance of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF QUENTIN TARANTINO, through March 30!

Get your dramatic ‘50s fix with Aurora Theatre’s presentation of MEN WITH MONEY, through April 7!

The Alliance Theatre presents their production of THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Woodruff Arts Center, through April 14!

Get really retro and journey back 220 million years to when massive pterosaurs ruled the skies with Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s newest Giant Screen film, FLYING MONSTERS 3D, through June 1!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

 

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, February 18-24, 2019

Posted on: Feb 17th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Take a gander at what’s’ shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, February 18

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Spend the night with Kool Kat Andy Ditzler at Buteco! Catch a screening of Bill Gunn’s GANJA & HESS (1973) at The Plaza Theater through Feb. 21! Folk it up with Tom Rush at City Winery! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, February 19

Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles bring their Heart Songs Tour to City Winery! Get your post-punk revival fix with The Kooks at the Buckhead Theatre! Reggae it up in Heaven with The Wailers at the Masquerade! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café for a night with Brian Grilli! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Little 5 Points Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Get the blues with the Bill Sheffield at Blind Willies! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!


Wednesday, February 20

Emory Cinematheque continues their “History of Color Films” series with a screening of Douglas Sirk’s ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (1955) at 7:30pm! Roots rock it up with The Werks at Aisle 5! The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival presents a 20th Anniversary screening of Rolf Schubel’s GLOOMY SUNDAY (1999) at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at 2:55pm! Get rocked with Tesla at the Buckhead Theatre! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 50th Anniversary screening of George Cukor’s MY FAIR LADY (1965) at 3pm/7pm at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Spend the night with The Josephines at The Drunken Unicorn! Get down with The Eloveters at Smith’s Olde Bar! Terminal West brings you a night with Lee “Scratch” Perry! Catch a double feature of Robert Townsend’s B.A.P.S (1997) and Ice Cube’s THE PLAYERS CLUB (1998) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles bring their Heart Songs Tour to City Winery! Celebrate awkward love with a 30th Anniversary screening of Rob Reiner’s WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! The Star Bar eighties it up during their ‘80s Dance Party with DJ Kahle! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Robert Mulligan’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)]! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Blind Willies gets the Chicago/West coast blues with the Electromatics! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, February 21

Get bizarre as Videodrome and The Plaza Theater (Plazadrome) present a screening of Andrzej Zulawski’s psycho-sexual masterpiece POSSESSION (1981) at 9:30pm! The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival presents a 95th Anniversary screening of Hans Karl Breslauer’s THE CITY WITHOUT JEWS (1924) at Regal Perimeter Pointe 10 at 7pm, and a 40th Anniversary screening of Robert Aldrich’s THE FRISCO KID (1979) at Regal Tara 4 at 2:50pm! Get heavy with Saxon at Center Stage! Or get your ‘60s-‘70s rock fix with Dave Mason (Traffic) at City Winery! Rock out with Mike Doughty and Wheatus at The Earl! Roll the dice and head on over to the Red Light Café as Dream Girls Lyra present their Vegas Nights Valentine’s Showcase! Ragtime it up with Luke Winslow-King and The Broken String Band at Smith’s Olde Bar! Spend the night with Nightmares on Wax at Terminal West! Get the blues with The Shadows at Blind Willies! Roots rock it up for night two with The Werks at Aisle 5! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get swanky with Bogey & The Viceroy and some killer island cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, February 22

Get adventurous as Theatre du Reve presents CODE NOIR: LES AVENTURES DU PREMIER COMTE DE MONTE CRISTO in French with English supertitles, running through March 10! Get mischievous at The Star Bar with Bad Friend, Rodney Henry and Dang Dang Dang! Wasted Potential Brass Band presents Mardi Gras in the Old 4th Ward with special guests Dillon & Lobsterdamus at Venkman’s! Laugh it up with Paula Poundstone at the Buckhead Theatre! Cow punk it up with Los Lobos at City Winery! Get your Americana fix with Hannah Aldridge at the Crimson Moon Cafe! Rock out at Smith’s Olde Bar with The RelicsCD Release Party with Garrett Wheeler, The Royal Turns, The Sound of Fire and Chloe & The Ramblers! The Black Jacket Symphony pays tribute to Queen as they relive A NIGHT AT THE OPERA at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Stomp on down to the Tin Roof Cantina for a night with Slim Chance & The Convicts, The Wheel Knockers and The Stoplight Roses! Street Fighting Band pays tribute to The Rolling Stones at MadLife Stage & Studios! Salsa it up at the Fernbank during their Friday night Latin Dance Series! Catch a screening of Sidney Lumet’s THE WIZ (1978) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Spend the night with the Layne Denton Band and Last Chance Riders at the Red Clay Theatre! Rumours pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac at The Vista Room! Goth it up during Ritual’s SPELLBOUND Goth-themed party! Catch a screening of Cameron Crowe’s JERRY MAGUIRE (1996) at 7pm at SCADShow! Spend the night with Christopher Cross at Center Stage! Get countrified with Kasey Chambers and Carley Burruss at the Variety Playhouse! Blues it up with The Ribshack Lady & The Atlanta Horns at the Northside Tavern! Ambassador of the Blues, James Armstrong, gets down at Blind Willies! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, February 23

It’s Rock ‘n’ Roll High School at The Star Bar during their tribute to The Ramones featuring rockin’ live tunes with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho-Devilles, The Eskimo Brothers, V8 Deathcar, The Aggravated, Slim & The Gems, Bucky Lastard, Slow Poison, The Liquors, the Mikey Clams Band, Kitty Rose & The Rattlers, The Kleptones, Store Bought Bones, ELZIG and more! Get the moody blues with Justin Hayward and Mike Dawes at Center Stage! Make your way to The Earl for a night with The Underhill Family Orchestra, She Returns from War and Chick Wallace! Get some soul with The-Dream at The Loft! Get folksy with Kathy Mattea at the Red Clay Theatre! It’s Prohibition pandemonium at the Steamhouse Lounge with Kool Kat Blair Crimmins & The Hookers, Moontower, The Rogue Tones, Hoodoo Moon and Fransisco Vidal during OysterFest 2019! Sail on down to Park Tavern for Brunchfest featuring Yacht Rock Revue! Or make your way to Kavarna for a night with Tablao Flamenco! Radio 80s rocks out at Guston’s in Woodstock! It’s Bowie vs. Gabriel at Venkman’s with Jerome Newton & The Band Who Fell to Earth and The Sledgehammers! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at Wild Wing Café in Alpharetta!  Haunt on down to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Darkwave Music Video Night featuring Goth, dark 80s and more! Get poppy with Bob Schneider at City Winery! The Ultimate King of Pop pays tribute to Michael Jackson at MadLife Stage & Studios! Get heavy at the Masquerade with Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar, The Obsessed and Mothership! Blues it up with The Ribshack Lady & The Atlanta Horns and Bill Sheffield  at the Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! Boogie down at Blind Willies during their 33rd Annual Anniversary Party! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, February 24

Get your classic silent film fix at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s screening of G. W. Pabst’s PANDORA’S BOX (1929), featuring live organ accompaniment at 3pm with Kool Kat Ron Carter! Spend the night with Jake Shimabukuro at City Winery! Catch Drivin’ N’ Cryn’, Truett, Mudcat and Fransisco Vidal at the Steamhouse Lounge’s OysterFest 2019! Funk it up with The Jazz of Prince at Venkman’s! Make your way to the Red Light Café for New Renaissance: A Burlesque & Poetry Variety Show Celebrating Black Culture & History! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Robert ZemeckisFORREST GUMP (1994) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)]! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get bluesy with No Solution at Blind Willies! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

Ongoing

Take a walk through history during the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s African American History Tours, through Feb. 20! (LAST CHANCE!)

Get adventurous as Theatre du Reve presents CODE NOIR: LES AVENTURES DU PREMIER COMTE DE MONTE CRISTO in French with English supertitles, running through March 10!

Get really retro and journey back 220 million years to when massive pterosaurs ruled the skies with Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s newest Giant Screen film, FLYING MONSTERS 3D, through June 1!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

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