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, 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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This Week in ATLRetro, November 12-18, 2018

Posted on: Nov 12th, 2018 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Kick off the holiday season with ATLRetro! Come see all the shakin’ shenanigans we’ve found for you!

Monday, November 12

The Plaza Theater giallos it up with screenings of Dario Argento’s DEEP RED (1976) through Nov. 13, or catch a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) at 9:15p! Peter Bogdanovich’s documentary THE GREAT BUSTER: A CELEBRATION (2018) screens at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, through Nov. 15! Get the blues with Shemekia Copeland at City Winery! Rock out with The Mercury Program and Dove Legs at The Earl! Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm! Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski’s BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM (1993) at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/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); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]; Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Get down with Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra at the Variety Playhouse! Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction event 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, November 13

Get monstrous as ATLRetro’s very own “Chilleress in Charge”, Anya Martin kills it with her SLEEPING WITH THE MONSTER Book Launch Party at Eagle Eye Book Shop at 7pm! Videodrome and The Plaza Theater head into the shadows with a NOIRVEMBER screening of Otto Preminger’s LAURA (1944) at 7pm! Get your Americana fix at City Winery with Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Milton! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for American Troubadours in the Round featuring Wyatt Espalin, Barb Carbon, and Hannah Thomas! Get your old-school electronica fix with The Orb at Terminal West! The Center for Puppetry Arts brings back a holiday favorite classic, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, through Dec. 30! AJFF Connects brings you a screening of Barbara Streisand’s YENTL (1983) at The Phillip Rush Center at 6pm! Spend the night with Bogart and Hepburn at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema as they continue their new Classics Series with a screening of John Huston’s THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951) at 7pm! Feast your eyes on Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Stripsgiving at the Red Light Café! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! 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! 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, November 14

Kick off the wickedly weird and bone-chilling adventure that is the 13th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival (BAFF), Atlanta’s premiere independent horror film festival presented by Kool Kats Blake Myers and Luke Godfrey and more, with screenings at 8pm of the 2018 Sinema Challenge, a thirteen day filmmaking competition, judged by Kool Kat Millie De Chirico and Marcus Rosentrater, at 7 Stages! Emory Cinematheque kills it with their “Hitchcock/Hitchcockian” series with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO (1960) at 7:30pm! Catch a screening of Penny Marshall’s A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992) presented by WUSSY MAG at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! LeVar Burton Reads Live at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Franklin J. Schaffner’s PATTON (1970) at 2:30pm/7:30pm, or catch a screening at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse at 2pm/8:10pm! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 30th Anniversary screening of John McTiernan’s DIE HARD (1988) at theaters across Atlanta at 2pm/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); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/ Duluth/Marietta); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Funk it up with the Magic City Hippies at Aisle 5! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Gabe Dixon! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! It’s a night of Honky-Tonk Karaoke with Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley at The Star Bar! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, November 15

The 13th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival officially begins tonight, horrifying through Nov. 18, and begins at 7pm, and you won’t want to miss Kool Kat Dayna Noffke’s short TEASER during the For the Love of the Undertaker program block, and our Kool Kat of the Week William Tokarsky (interview coming soon) in the Opening Night Feature, Joe Baden’s THE GOD INSIDE MY EAR (2017) at 9pm! Make your way to the Fox Theatre for IN DREAMS: ROY ORBISON HOLOGRAM TOUR, backed by The Georgia Symphony Orchestra! PlazaDrome presents a screening of James William Guercio’s ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE (1973) at The Plaza Theater at 9:30pm! Spend the night with Kevin Griffin (Better than Ezra) at City Winery! Get folksy with Alex Guthrie at Madlife State & Studios! Get down with the BadAsh Allstar Team at the Red Light Café! Parker Gispert (The Whigs) and Billy Stonecipher rock out at Smith’s Olde Bar! Bluegrass it up with Billy Strings at Terminal West! Get your ‘80s pop-esque fix with The Stolen at the Masquerade! The Aurora Theatre kicks off their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23! Disco it up at Venkman’s with the O4W Disco Boogie Band during Thursday Night Fever! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes 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, November 16

Get your terrified tail down to the 13th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival for a helluva lot of monstrous goodness beginning at 6pm, including a special screening of Carl Boese and Paul Wegener’s THE GOLEM (1920) at 10pm, with a live soundtrack by Samadha, and get exploited with a midnight grind-house screening of Kool Kat James Bickert’s AMAZON HOT BOX (2018)! Jangle on down to The Star Bar for a night with Tiger! Tiger!, Anna Kramer & The Lost Cause and The Wheel Knockers! Get the rockin’ blues with the Freddy Jones Band at Venkman’s! Get bewitched during CONJuration through Nov. 18, at the Hilton Atlanta Airport! Horizon Theatre stages world premiere of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, through Dec. 30! Folk it up with Iron & Wine at the Buckhead Theatre! Spend the night with Rik Emmett and Dave Dunlop at City Winery! Garage rock it up with Ron Gallo, Ian Ferguson and Twen at The Earl! Head to Heaven at the Masquerade for a night with Blue October and Knox Hamilton! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at The Vista Room! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at The Wing in Marietta! Groove on down to Jimmy’s Tequila & Carnes in Doraville for a night with Yacht Rock Schooner! Spend the night with Mo Lowda & The Humble at Vinyl! Get countrified with Boxcar Radio and Jackson County Line at Avondale Towne Cinema! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets the blues with Art Holliday! Stoney Brooks and Andrew Black get 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, November 17

The 13th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival kicks off at 2pm! Today’s goodies include a special presentation from The Eyeslicer, featuring shorts by Kool Kat Brian Lonano (CROW HAND (2014)/GWILLIAM’S TIPS FOR TURNING TRICKS INTO TREATS) and more! And experience a blood-sucking good time with Blast-Off Burlesque’s film series TABOOLALA, featuring a live pre-screening performance, paying homage to Joel Schumacher’s cult classic, THE LOST BOYS (1987), followed by a screening of the film at 10pm! It’s Prohibition pandemonium at Venkman’s with Kool Kat Blair Crimmins & The Hookers! War funks it up at Center Stage! Eddie’s Attic delivers the “Acoustic Ninja” Trace Bundy! Jazz it up with Kamasi Washington at the Buckhead Theatre! Get to Venkman’s early for a screening of Disney’s THE LION KING (1994) at 10am, followed by an early show with The Coonhounds paying tribute to Tom Petty! Get your holiday shopping off to a good start at My Parents’ Basement during I Remember That! Vintage Toys, Comics and Video Game Market! Or make your way to the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot for the 14th Annual Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular! Psyche rock it up with Desert Noises and Morning Teleportation at the Masquerade! Rock out at Avondale Towne Cinema during The Who Jam! O.D.D. rocks The Star Bar with Bigfoot and Blowdown! Get rocked Viking-style at The Highlander with VALKYRIE with Kool Kat Shane Morton, and Degradations! Catch a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) at The Plaza Theater at 9:45pm, through Nov. 18! Charlie Hunter gets down at the Red Light Café! Get the blues during Mr. Chapman’s Quarterly Revue at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get down with Sammy Blue and Bill Sheffield at the Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! 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, November 18

It’s your last chance to gore it up at the 13th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival, so come on out for some fangtastic films beginning at 12pm, including an encore special screening of Carl Boese and Paul Wegener’s THE GOLEM (1920), with a live soundtrack by Samadha! The Plaza Theater hosts a crazy little thing called love with their Freddie Mercury Tribute Pub Crawl through Virginia Highland ending up at the theatre with a special screening of QUEEN: A NIGHT IN BOHEMIA, from 3pm – 9pm! Make your way to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for Kool Kat Ron Carter and Organ Friends Pops Music Show! Hot Jazz it up at Venkman’s with the 9th Street Stompers and Kool Kat Caleb & the Gents! Get the fever at the Masquerade with Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band’s CD Release Show! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Chris Columbus’ holiday classic, HOME ALONE (1990) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! GKIDS Presents a Studio Ghibli Fest screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s CASTLE IN THE SKY (1989) at theatres across Atlanta at 12:55pm [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); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]! Spend the night with Glenn Jones at City Winery! Get the blues with Garrett Collins at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Or 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

The Michael C. Carlos Museum exhibits Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s, through Nov. 25!

The Aurora Theatre delivers their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23!

The Center for Puppetry Arts presents a holiday favorite classic, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, through Dec. 30!

Horizon Theatre stages world premiere of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, through Dec. 30!

Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday through Dec. 31!

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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ATLRetro’s Haunted & Hellacious Halloween Guide 2018

Posted on: Oct 26th, 2018 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Calling all you ghastly guys and ghouls! Come see why we think you should raise hell in ATLRetro this Halloween season!

1. HEAD ROLLING TUNES. Get sinister for All Hallows Eve with one helluva rockin’ season across ATLRetro! Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin performs SUSPIRIA at The Earl (Oct. 31)! Get hell-bent and Halloween Bash it up with The Fabulous Thrillbillys, ELZIG, AM Gold and more at The Star Bar (Oct. 27)! Have a hellacious good time at Sweetwater Bar & Grill in Duluth and get haunted with Kool Kats The Casket Creatures, Freakshow Sinema and Never Fall (Oct. 27)! Get rocked at The Vista Room with their Halloween Throwdown featuring Runnin’ Down a Dream (Tom Petty tribute) and Rolling Thunder (Bob Dylan tribute) (Oct. 27)! Get ready to BOOgie during Gareth Asher’s Halloween Party at Tin Roof Cantina (Oct. 27)! Do Halloween in style at City Winery as Elton Dan & The Rocket Band pay tribute to the piano master (Oct. 31)!

2. FANGTASTIC FILMS. Emory Cinematheque delivers a special treat with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s VERTIGO (1958) (Oct. 31)! Get horrorfied at The Plaza Theater with screenings of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) (Oct. 27); Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) (Oct. 27), Tom Holland’s CHILD’S PLAY (1988) (Oct. 28) and Andrew Fleming’s THE CRAFT (1996) (Oct. 31)! And don’t forget that the Return of the Fifty Foot Film Festival invades The Plaza, with our Kool Kat of the Week Debbie Hess (Oct. 30)! Spook on down to Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 for a screening of Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993) (Oct. 27)! Get bewitched with screenings of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC North Dekalb Mall 16; AMC Phipps Plaza 14; AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and AMC Northpoint Mall 12 (Alpharetta)] (Oct. 27 & 28), and at The Collective at Concourse at 6:30pm (Oct. 30)! Have a haunted Halloween at Battle & Brew’s screenings of Bill MenendezIT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN CHARLIE BROWN (1966), Andrew Fleming’s THE CRAFT (1996) and Mel BrooksYOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) starting at 5pm (Oct. 27)! Time Warp on down to theatres across Atlanta for a screening of Jim Sharmon’s THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) [AMC North Dekalb Mall 16; AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)] (Oct. 27)! Haunt on down to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for a screening of Roland West’s silent classic THE MONSTER (1925) featuring Lon Cheney, with a live accompaniment by Kool Kat Ron Carter at 3pm (Oct. 28)! Spook it up at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING (1980) at 2:30pm/7:30pm (Oct. 28)! Spook on down to the Syncrhonicity Theatre for the final haunting day of the Atlanta Horror Film Festival 2018 (Oct. 27)! Joystick Gamebar, Videodrome and Patina Pictures haunt it up with a screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988), followed by a Séance Dance Party (Oct. 29)! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema spooks it up with The Hallowscreening, A Festival of Six Shorts (Oct. 30)! Noni’s Bar & Deli screen’s Tommy Lee Wallace’s HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH (1982) (Oct. 31)!

3. PARTY WITH THE DEAD. Spook it up at Scarendipity 2018 with Kool Kat Roxie Roz and more (Oct. 27)! Something wicked this way comes to Skyline Park Atlanta at Ponce City Market during their Haunted Heights Halloween Party (Oct. 27)! Tromp on down to Virginia Highlands for their Halloween in the Highlands Block Party from 6pm-2am (Oct. 27)! Make your way to Live! At the Battery Atlanta for a Freak Show Halloween (Oct. 27)! Rock on down to the Center Stage for their 9th Annual Boos & Brews Halloween Party (Oct. 27)! BOOgie down at the Krog Street Market’s Monster Prom Halloween Party (Oct. 31)! Put on those dancin’ shoes and groove like a ghoul ‘90s/’00-style at The Basement as they get down during their ‘90s-‘00s Halloween Dance Party (10/27)! Eighties it up and party down Halloween-style with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at Buzzy’s Grille in Kennesaw!  (Oct. 27)!

4. TERRORIFIC TOURS. Get ghastly during the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s annual Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Ghost Tours, featuring music, a fortune teller and more! Come on out and tiptoe through the graves, make a few new spirited friends and hear the hallowed tales of some of their eternal residents, through Oct. 28! The Fox Theatre dishes out a spooktacular time as they haunt it up during their annual Fox Theatre Ghost Tours, chilling your bones through Oct. 30! Dead men tell no tales, or so they say, but the Aurora Theatre begs to differ. Creep on down and see during their Lawrenceville GA Ghost Tours, through Oct. 31. Stone Mountain Park gets ghastly with A Tour of Southern Ghosts, through Oct. 29!

5. GOTHIC, GHASTLY & VICTORIAN. Get monstrous and boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his Coffin Classics: Halloween Prom at Amsterdam Atlanta featuring Goth, dark 80s and more (Oct. 27)! Gear up for the Atlanta Steampunk Expo: Victorian Nightmares haunting through Oct. 28!

6. HORRIFYING HIKES & HAUNTS. Nightmares are what this season’s all about! Haunt on down to Netherworld Haunted House’s new deadly digs in Stone Mountain for their horrorific 22nd season, getting gory through Nov. 4! Get hellacious and creep on down to Six Flags’ Fright Fest and experience Kool Kat Shane Morton’s spooktacular haunted house, Madeline Mendoza’s Casa De Meurte, weekends through Oct. 31!  Spook on down to the Sleepy Hollow Christmas Tree Farm in Powder Springs for Stranger Things Tours & a Nighttime Corn Maze, through Nov. 3! The Fernbank Museum of Natural History hosts their Woodland Spirits outdoor experience, so haunt on down WildWoods for a Ghastly Gathering (Oct. 28)! Get terrified at Sinister Suites Haunted Hotel in Griffin, GA, spooking through Oct. 31! A little blood splatter never hurt ya, so trek on down to Carrolton, GA for a helluva lot of haunted hillbillies ‘n’ dead rednecks at Camp Blood, horrifying through Oct. 31! Make your way to Lithia Springs for Containment Haunted House, a multi-media immersive theatrical horror experience, terrifying through Nov. 3! 13 Stories Haunted House gores it up for another haunted season in Newnan! And get freaked at Folklore Haunted House in Acworth, haunting through Nov. 3!

7. THRILLING & CHILLING GHOST STORIES, THEATRICS, FESTIVALS, ART & PARADES. Have some spooky fun at Lake Claire Landtrust with Scary Fireside Stories for Halloween (Oct. 27)! Spook on down toKavarna for Hauntings & Howls: Twisted Tales that Will Give You the Creeps, featuring readings by John Carr, Jyll Thomas, Winston Ward,Stephanie Roman, Steven Williams and John Carroll (Oct. 27)! The Wren’s Nest haunts with The Edgar Allan Poe Experience, an immersive theatrical event, through Oct. 31! Have a witchin’ weekend during ATL Craft’s Samhain Soiree, through Oct. 28! You won’t want to miss what’s brewing at Arches Brewing’s 1st Annual Halloween Art Show (Oct. 31)! Or make your way to the Healium Center’s HELLium: Interactive Halloween Art Show (Oct. 31)! Unleash ancient evil spirits with George Reinblatt’s EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL hosted by the Newnan Theatre Company, killing it through Oct. 29! Get bewitched at Atlanta Symphony Hall with their Halloween at Hogwarts event at 1:30pm/3pm (Oct. 28)! Hang 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 (Oct. 27)! Be the Headless Horseman’s next victim and get your bones chilled at Serenbe Playhouse’s thrilling presentation of their immersive spooky attraction and show, THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE, haunting through Nov. 11! Make your way to the Atlanta History Center for the Day of the Dead Festival featuring traditional dance, crafts, authentic Mexican food and more (Oct. 28)!

8. TRICKS, TREATS & A WITCHIN’ GOOD TIME.Bring the kiddies and get spooky with dinos at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History during their Dinosaur Trick or Treat event (Oct. 27)! Get weird ‘n’ geeky during My Parents’ Basement’s October Bizarre Bazaar, from 12p – 6p (Oct. 28)! Get ghoulish and make your way to Halloween at Krog Street Market, with trick-or-treating and costume contests (Oct. 31)! Make your way to the Atlanta Zoo for their annual Boo at the Zoo event, running through Oct. 28!

9. BOOLESQUE. Niki Nuke’m and her boo-ly-Q pals shake a sinister tail feather with The BOO-doir: A Halloween Show at the Red Light Café (Oct. 30)!

10. UNHOLY & UNDEAD.ATL Collective delivers an evening of rotting flesh as they raise the dead with their performance of Michael Jackson’s Halloween classic, “Thriller” at Aisle 5 (10/27)! Spend the weekend with the undead during Walker Stalker Con at the Georgia World Congress Center through Oct. 28!

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This Week in ATLRetro, October 22-28, 2018

Posted on: Oct 21st, 2018 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Have a hellacious good time in ATLRetro This Week! We’re diggin’ on so many deadly events this haunted season, so take a peek and come see what we think will rattle your bones!

Monday, October 22

The Plaza Theater gets creepy with screenings of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING (1980), through Oct. 23! Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday through Dec. 31! Spend an acoustic evening with John Hiatt at City Winery! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Adam Klein & The Wild Fires! Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction event every Monday! Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/ Duluth/Marietta) gets bewitched with David YatesHARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Pt. 1 (2010) at 7:30pm! 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! Get down with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck at Blind Willie’s! And get the blues with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Tuesday, October 23

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their new Classics Series with a screening of George Ray Hill’s BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) at 7pm! Get the blues with The D’Notes at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Spend the night with Nicholas Jamerson, Grayson Jenkins and Wes Smith at Eddie’s Attic! Get rocked with Monster Magnet, Electric Citizen, the Dark Sky Choir and Ashes Fall at the Masquerade! The Variety Playhouse rocks out with the Oh Sees, Escape-ism and The Holydrug Couple! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! 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 down with JT Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Make your way to Blind Willie’s for a night with Rae & The Royal Peacocks! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, October 24

Emory Cinematheque kills it with their “Hitchcock/Hitchcockian” series with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s REAR WINDOW (1954) at 7:30pm! Zombie it up at theatres across Atlanta and celebrate 50 monstrous years of George A. Romero’s classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) at 7pm/10pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Spend the night with Richard Marx at City Winery! Get rocked with The Stoplight Roses and Steve Nebraska at The Star Bar! Haunt on down to Woodruff Park for a free screening of Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993) at 6pm! The Wren’s Nest haunts with The Edgar Allan Poe Experience, an immersive theatrical event, through Oct. 31! Get demonic with a screening of William Friedkin’s THE EXORCIST (1973) [Director’s Cut] at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! 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. 27! Spook it up at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at 2:30pm/7:30pm, Or catch a screening at Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 at 7pm, or CineBistro at 7pm! Get blood-thirsty with screenings of Tony Scott’s THE HUNGER (1983) and Francis Ford Coppola’s BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA (1992) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets the blues with Art Holliday! Get the blues with The Electromatics at Blind Willie’s! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires up a night of acoustic blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! 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 25

Have a helluva rockin’ time at the Clermont Lounge during the 3rd Annual Shock & Roll Halloween Extravaganza, featuring Kool Kats The Casket Creatures, Captain & Maybelle, ELZIG and Pearl Bottom Radio! The Fox Theatre kills it with their 6th Annual Ghost Tours, through Oct. 30, offering haunted historical accounts by William Fox! Spook on down to the Syncrhonicity Theatre for Atlanta Horror Film Festival 2018, haunting through Oct. 27! The Plaza Theater screens the 45th Anniversary Extended Director’s Cut of William Friedkin’s THE EXORCIST (1973)! Haunt on down to the Historic Oakland Cemetery for their annual Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Ghost Tours, spooking it up through Oct. 28! Zombie it up at theatres across Atlanta and celebrate 50 monstrous years of George A. Romero’s classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) at 7pm/10pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Rock out at The Earl with the Swingin’ Utters, Gallows Bound, Spray Tan and The Carolyn! Spend the night with Mike Rizzi & The Strong Personalities at Eddie’s Attic! Get glam at Madlife State & Studios with BowieLive! The Star Bar dishes out a night of Twisty Cats, Rude Dude & The Creek Freaks, Pine & Tolliver and Dang Dang Dang! Make your way to Vinyl for a night with Chelsea Shag, Caleb Hawley and Stephen Day! 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. 27! The Wren’s Nest haunts with The Edgar Allan Poe Experience, an immersive theatrical event, through Oct. 31!  Get the blues with the Hugh Taylor Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Rock out at The Highlander with DJ Howiestein and Mister Wilson’s Over the Edge Record Party! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so funk it up with The Mar-Tans and hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes and some killer island cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with Heather Luttrell! 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, October 26

Carnival of Doom kills it with their Creature Feature 2018 Kennesaw “Drive In” featuring a screening of Irvin Yeaworth’s THE BLOB (1958) at 7:30pm! Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The PsychoDevilles, with ELZIG bring you one helluva Halloween Party at Dixie Tavern! Gear up for the Atlanta Steampunk Expo: Victorian Nightmares haunting through Oct. 28! Mary’s delivers a haunted hootenanny with Monster Mary’s Hallo-weenie Party! Have a witchin’ weekend during ATL Craft’s Samhain Soiree, through Oct. 28! The Earl dishes out their killer punk fest, Atlanta Mess Around, rockin’ through Oct. 28! Day/night one kills it with Predator, Ryan Dinosaur, Harmacy, Stoic Clown, Roky Erickson, Bush Tetras, Dan Melchior and the Country Westerns! Boogie down to Avondale Towne Cinema for their Halloween/Monster Jam! Create a creepy Halloween lantern and make your way to the Grant Park Halloween Lantern Parade, led by the Black Sheep Ensemble and in the rear the Wasted Potential Brass Band! Or make your way to Callanwolde’s Calloween Spooky Celebration! Horror Films in Hotlanta 2018 brings you all the frights at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema! ATL Collective relives THRILLER at Aisle 5! The Fox Theatre continues their 6th Annual Ghost Tours, through Oct. 30, offering haunted historical accounts by William Fox! Spook on down to Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 for a screening of Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993)! Jackyl rocks out at the Buckhead Theatre! Have a screaming good time at the Fernbank’s Fright Night event featuring costume contests, dancing twilight tours and tasty morsels! Venkman’s presents David Byrne vs. The Talking Heads! Rock on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for Greco’s Rockin’ Halloween Bash! Surf on down to 529 for a night with Daikaiju, Lazer/Wulf, Chew, and The Mystery Men?! Have a Shalloween with Sasha Velour at Heretic! Rock on down to The Star Bar for a night of tributes with Slack Sabbath, Smithsonian and Free Bird! Time Warp on down to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for a screening of Jim Sharmon’s THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at 11:59pm, or catch screenings at AMC North Dekalb Mall 16; AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)! Get bewitched with screenings of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC North Dekalb Mall 16; AMC Phipps Plaza 14; AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Northpoint Mall 12 (Alpharetta); and AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw)]! Cody Matlock & the Mothership get down at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Spend the night with Alicia Witt at Eddie’s Attic! Get your ‘60s/’70s rock ‘n’ roll fix with The Rainmen at the Red Light Café! Spend the night with The Tenors at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Outlaw it up with Cody Jinks at the Tabernacle! Battle & Brew spooks it up with screenings of Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993), Ivan Reitman’s GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) and Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) beginning at 5pm! Spook on down to the Sleepy Hollow Christmas Tree Farm in Powder Springs for Stranger Things Tours & a Nighttime Corn Maze, through Nov. 3! Get the blues with Geoff Atchison & The Souldiggers at The Vista Room! 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. 27! The Wren’s Nest haunts with The Edgar Allan Poe Experience, an immersive theatrical event, through Oct. 31! The Northside Tavern gets down with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck & The Atlanta Horns! Blind Willie’s gets down with Sandra Hall & The Shadows! 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, October 27

Get hell-bent and Halloween Bash it up with The Fabulous Thrillbillys, ELZIG, AM Gold and more at The Star Bar! Get ghastly and catch The Plaza Theater’s 30th Anniversary screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988)! Bring the kiddies and get spooky with dinos at the Fernbank during their Dinosaur Trick or Treat event! Head on over to the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot for Atlanta’s 2018 Maker Faire, through Oct. 28! Day 2 of The Earl’s Atlanta Mess Around gets you rockin’ with Radioactivity, Bad Sports, GG King, Patois Counselors, Animal Show, Vincas, Protex, Gentleman Jesse & His Men, Death Valley Girls, DINOS BOYS, Static Static and BENNI! Get hell-bent and make your way to Sweetwater Bar & Grill in Duluth for a haunted night with Kool Kats The Casket Creatures, Freakshow Sinema and Never Fall! Spook on down to Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 for a screening of Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993)! Get bewitched with screenings of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC North Dekalb Mall 16; AMC Phipps Plaza 14; AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and AMC Northpoint Mall 12 (Alpharetta)]! Have a haunted Halloween at Battle & Brew’s screenings of Bill MenendezIT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN CHARLIE BROWN (1966), Andrew Fleming’s THE CRAFT (1996) and Mel BrooksYOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) starting at 5pm! Have some spooky fun at Lake Claire Landtrust with Scary Fireside Stories for Halloween! ATL Collective relives THRILLER at Aisle 5! The Plaza Theater celebrates the 30th anniversary of James Signorelli and Sam Irvin’s ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK (1988) with a screening and special pre-show improv performance by Genre-ly Speaking (with Kool Kat Madeline Brumby!) Groove on down to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for The Ultimate Al Green Tribute Concert! Eighties it up and party down Halloween-style with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at Buzzy’s Grille in Kennesaw! Spook on down to Kavarna for Hauntings & Howls: Twisted Tales that Will Give You the Creeps, featuring readings by John Carr, Jyll Thomas, Winston Ward, Stephanie Roman, Steven Williams and John Carroll! Get monstrous and boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his Coffin Classics: Halloween Prom at Amsterdam Atlanta! Time Warp on down to theatres across Atlanta for a screening of Jim Sharmon’s THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) [AMC North Dekalb Mall 16; AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]! Funk it up with Michael Henderson at City Winery! Eddie’s Attic brings you The Electromatics and Jim Lauderdale! Nameless Nameless and Doll Parts rock out at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get your southern rock fix with Gov’t Mule at the Tabernacle! Make your way to the Variety Playhouse for a night with Amy Ray! It’s your last chance to hang 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! The Wren’s Nest haunts with The Edgar Allan Poe Experience, an immersive theatrical event, through Oct. 31! Spook on down to the Sleepy Hollow Christmas Tree Farm in Powder Springs for Stranger Things Tours & a Nighttime Corn Maze, through Nov. 3! Get rocked at The Vista Room with their Halloween Throwdown featuring Runnin’ Down a Dream (Tom Petty tribute) and Rolling Thunder (Bob Dylan tribute)! The Northside Tavern gets down with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck & The Atlanta Horns! Get rootsy with Delta Moon at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! 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 28

Support your local artists and make your way to My Parents’ Basement for The Bizarre Bazaar from 12pm – 6pm! Haunt on down to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for a screening of Roland West’s silent classic THE MONSTER (1925) featuring Lon Cheney, with a live accompaniment by Kool Kat Ron Carter at 3pm! A degenerate doll invades The Plaza Theater as they host a 30th Anniversary screening of Tom Holland’s CHILD’S PLAY (1988)! Get bewitched with screenings of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC North Dekalb Mall 16; AMC Phipps Plaza 14; AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and AMC Northpoint Mall 12 (Alpharetta)]! GKids presents a Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY (2001) at theatres across Atlanta at 12:55pm [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); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]! Bluegrass it up with Jim Lauderdale at the Crimson Moon Café! Get funky with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get bewitched at Atlanta Symphony Hall with their Halloween at Hogwarts event at 1:30pm/3pm! Day 3 of The Earl’s Atlanta Mess Around brings you Dunch with Greg Cartwright (The Oblivians)! The Wren’s Nest haunts with The Edgar Allan Poe Experience, an immersive theatrical event, through Oct. 31! Spook it up at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING (1980) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Fat Back Deluxe gets the old-school blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

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. 27! (LAST CHANCE!)

Haunt on down to the Historic Oakland Cemetery for their annual Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Ghost Tours, spooking it up through Oct. 28!

The Wren’s Nest haunts with The Edgar Allan Poe Experience, an immersive theatrical event, through Oct. 31!

Spook on down to the Sleepy Hollow Christmas Tree Farm in Powder Springs for Stranger Things Tours & a Nighttime Corn Maze, through Nov. 3!

Haunt on down to Netherworld Haunted House’s new deadly digs in Stone Mountain for their horrorific 22nd season, getting gory through Nov. 4!

Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday through Dec. 31!

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, January 22-28, 2018

Posted on: Jan 21st, 2018 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get retro-tastic in ATLRetro This Week and come see what we’ve dug up for you!

Monday, January 22

Get folksy and catch a screening of Jennifer LeBeau’s Bob Dylan documentary, TROUBLE NO MORE (2017) at The Plaza Theater, through Jan. 25! Get the blues with Johnny Lang and Blue Water Highway at Center Stage! Get expiramental with OHMME, Rose Hotel and Shouldies at The Earl!  Get the blues with Matthew Pendrick at Blind Willie’s! 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 night with Larry Griffith!

Tuesday, January 23

Have a bloody fantastic night with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO (1960) at SCADShow at 6:30pm! The Machine pays tribute to Pink Floyd at City Winery! Rock out with Enter Shikari, Single Mothers and Milk Teeth at Terminal West! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Suzanne Slair and Wyatt Espalin! Rock out with The Big Lonesome at the Red Light Café! Blues it up at Blind Willie’s with Nick Johnson! Darwin’s Burgers & Blues gets down with the Poverty Level Band! JT Speed gets down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! 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, January 24

SCADShow dishes out shower curtains and a bloody peek into Hitchock’s PSYCHO with a screening of Alexandre O. Philippe’s documentary, 78/52 (2017) at 6:30pm! Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives honkytonk it up with The Way Out West Tour at Variety Playhouse! Emory Cinematheque kicks off their “Black Lives on the Small Screen” series with a screening of Marlon Riggs’ PBS documentary COLOR ADJUSTMENT (1992) at 7:30pm! Hillbilly it up with Roadkill Debutante, Ayo River and Cuntry at The Star Bar! Get the blues with Ike Stubblefield at Avondale Towne Cinema! Get down with Andrew Black at Blind Willie’s! Or blues it up with Michael Preston at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the rockin’ blues with The Cazanovas at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! 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 as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up a night of acoustic blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! 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 25

It’s a night of sleazy rock ‘n’ roll at The Star Bar with The Dirty Magazines, Twin Criminal, Dead Red Flowers, Butthole and Spurge! Geek it up and catch the 200th episode of Needless Things Podcast Live at Intown Coffeehouse! Or funk it up during Cozy 5th Annual “Rick James Birthday Tribute” at Elmyr! Catch a screening of Tommy Wiseau’s THE ROOM (2003) at The Plaza Theater, through Sunday! Get your bluesy Americana fix with Justin Townes Earl and H.C. McEntire at City Winery! The Earl dishes out a night of stoner metal with Red Fang! Get to the root of it all with The Steel Wheels at Eddie’s Attic! Spend the night with Marla Torgerson and Dueces are Wild at Red Light Café! Ragtime it up with UltraFaux, 9 String Theory and Lon Eldridge at Smith’s Olde Bar! Bluegrass it up with David Rawlings at the Variety Playhouse! Motor on down to the Clermont Lounge for a night with JB Walker & The Cheap Whiskey Band! Shake a tail feather with The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Cody Matlock & the Mothership get down at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of ‘70s and ‘80s tunes with COAST GUARD 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, January 26

The Star Bar rocks out and presents The Aaron Space Program Show featuring Vincas, Bad Friend, Anna Kramer & The Lost Cause, A Drug Called Tradition, Black Cat Rising and more! Rev on down to The Vista Room for a night with Cigar Store Indians and Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley! Get your geeky glamour fix at Welcome to FANdom: A Nerdlesque Celebration at Red Light Café! Get funky with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as they deliver The Music of Prince at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Spend the night with The Barbaric Gentlemen and The Billy Jacks at Avondale Towne Cinema! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at Tannery Row Ale House in Buford! Rock on down to The Earl for a night with Low Cut Connie, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and Blue Blood! Donna the Buffalo dishes out a night of Zydeco at City Winery! Funk it up New Orleans-style with The Mar-Tans at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get your Americana fix with John McCutcheon and David Robert King at Eddie’s Attic! It’s a night of rockin’ blues with The Bystander Effect at the Masquerade! Zoso pays tribute to Led Zeppelin at the Variety Playhouse! Or make your way to Venkman’s as The Dirty Doors pay tribute to The Doors! House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows get down at Blind Willie’s! Blues it up with Swap Raw Deal at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck and The Atlanta Horns fires it up with his rockin’ blues! 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 27

Get mischievous and rock out at The Star Bar with The Queers, Switchblade Villain, The Hanging Judge and The Sawed-Offs! Kool Kat Aileen Loy with Till Someone Loses an Eye and Kool Kat Spike Fullerton with The Russian Roulette Band get down at the Elliott Street Pub! Or rock out with Magnapop, Shantih Shantih and Bark at 529! Get freaky and rock out at Motorheads in McDonough during the Southern Fried Rock-N-Roll Sideshow featuring Captain & Maybelle, Beitthemeans and Dogwood Daze! 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 folk rocked with Don McLean at City Winery! Spend the night with the Forrest McDonald Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get the old school blues with the Juke Joint Dukes at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Smooth rock on down to MadLife Stage & Studios for a night with Yacht Rock Schooner! Zoso pays tribute to Led Zeppelin at the Variety Playhouse! Folk rock it up with Little Tybee at The Earl! It’s a night of old-time country as Rodeo Twister hosts Deke Dickerson (a benefit for Greg Germani) at Avondale Towne Cinema! Boogie on down to The Basement for their KEEP ON MOVIN’ Rock ‘n’ Soul Dance Party! Gino Fanelli croons it up at Venkman’s with a night of Louis Prima and Louis Armstrong tunes, followed by a night with The REMakes! Make your way to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their Dark Crystal Game Night! Cosplay it up at Hair of the Dragon VII (2018 Cosplay Photo Studio Party) at Studio Space Atlanta! Eighties it up with a second night of Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at the Dawsonville Tavern! Rock out blues-style with Vinyl Suns, the Milltown Road Band, The Longshot Saints and House of Thomas at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get down with George Hughley & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck and The Atlanta Horns get down at Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, January 28

Get wooed with a screening of Erich von Stroheim’s classic silent   (1925) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 3pm, with a live organ accompaniment by Kool Kat Ron Carter! Or catch a screening of Victor Fleming’s classic, GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) during Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Rock out with Royal Thunder, Backwoods Playback and Illegal Drugs at The Earl! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café for a night of Americana with Justin Sam’s Band! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner! And get the rockin’ blues with Fatback Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

The Historic Oakland Cemetery offers free guided tours of African American Grounds, throughout Black History Month!

Get the blues with Ike Stubblefield at Avondale Towne Cinema, every Wednesday until March 28!

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!

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 17-23, 2016

Posted on: Oct 16th, 2016 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 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 lot of spooktacular shenanigans!

Monday, October 1710.17

Get your horror punk fix at 529 with Children of October, Kool Kats The Casket Creatures and Graveyard Gospel! Or rock out with He Is Legend and the Undead Viking Mafia at The Earl! The Plaza Theater screens John Carpenter’s 1982 classic, THE THING through Oct. 20!Make your way to Blind Willie’s as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! 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, October 18

Roll, roll, roll in the hay with Gene Wilder at theatres across Atlanta with a special killer screening of Mel Brooks10.18YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) at 7pm [Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Joan Osborne! Tango on down to the Red Light Café for the Trio of the Tango Orchestra Club! Blues it up with Andrew Black at Blind Willie’s! And you won’t want to miss the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema’s Classics Series, with a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940) at 7pm! Rock out with Echo & The Bunnymen at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center for a night with Elvis Costello and Larkin Poe! Folk rock it up with Cass McCombs at The Earl! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Get down with J.T. Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night 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 19

Celebrate 40 years of Martin Scorsese’s TAXI DRIVER (1976) at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/7pm, with a Q&A from the Tribecca Film Festival [Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Hollywood 10.19Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); and Regal Atlantic Station 18]! Folk it up with Willie Watson and Aoife O’Donovan at The Earl! Get some soul with Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo at Blind Willie’s! Get some Georgia Soul with Kook Kat Ruby Velle at Venkman’s! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack dishes out a night of rhythm and soul and rock ‘n’ roll with The Hollidays! Or catch a screening of Warren Beatty’s DICK TRACY (1990) during Emory Cinematheque’s Comics & Graphic Novels Series at 7:30pm! Get intergalactic at the Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. (1982) at 7pm! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Darwin’s Burgers & Blues gets down and dirty at their Blues Jam hosted by The Cazanovas! The Star Bar gets down with their Okie Dokie Karaoke, every Wednesday at 9pm! Or rock on downstairs to the Little Vinyl Lounge for a night of retro shenanigans with Kool Kat Jeff Clark and Stomp & Stammer’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia at 8pm! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! 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 20

Get your Old Wave fix in Hell at the Masquerade with a night of ‘80s New Wave and more! The Earl dishes out a 10.20starbarnight of psychedelic Motown with Diane Coffee and Ron Gallo! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café for a night with Sinsear! The All-Star NRBQ Alumni get down at Smith’s Olde Bar! The Star Bar will be raisin’ a ruckus with Shantih Shantih and Megan Jean & The Klay Family! Catch a little Rhythm & Soul with the Diamond Street Rhythm Machine in the Little Vinyl Lounge! Get down and dirty with John Long at Blind Willie’s! Psyche it up with Mondo Drag, The Well and Crypt Trip at The Drunken Unicorn! Take a glamorous road trip with Out Front Theatre Company’s presentation of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE MUSICAL, making a splash through Nov. 6! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s and swank it up with Bogey & The Viceroy! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Cody Matlock Band delivers a night of blues at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues in Marietta! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! 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, October 21

For a wicked good time, stagger on over to The Plaza Theater for the Premiere Screening of Sam SuchmannPrint and Mattie Zufelt’s SPRING BREAK ZOMBIE MASSACRE (2016), featuring Kool Kat Madeline Brumby, our ghoulish gal pal Allison Maier, shenanigans with the Silver Scream Spook Show and more! Or gore it up with screenings of John McNaughton’s HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER (1990) and Joseph Sargent’s NIGHTMARES (1983), running through Oct. 22! BOOgie on down to the Red Light Café for the 2nd Annual Spookeasy ElectroSwing Atlanta featuring Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil, ghastly go-go dancing and DJ Doctor Q! If ghastly things are your preference, haunt on down to the Historic Oakland Cemetery for their annual Capturing the Spirit of Oakland 2015 Ghost Tours, spooking it up this weekend (Oct. 21-23) and next weekend (Oct. 27-30)! Get mischievous and rock out at The Star Bar with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, Fiend Without a Face and Bad Friend! Catch a ride with the spirits during the 4th Annual Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival in Kennesaw through Oct. 22, featuring performances by The Imperial OPA Circus, Tayo & The City Rockers, Chill Affinity, The Highbeams, Small Town Capone, The Stoneberrys, AJ Ghent and more! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho-Devilles at Sportsline in Lawrenceville! Groove on down to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre for a night with Phish! Kick it up with the Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s presentation of “A CHORUS 10.21StarbarLINE” running through Nov. 6! Get sinister with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during Club FamousDARK 80’s: New Wave Music Video Dance Party! Get spooky during Atlantic Station’s Spooky Film Festival featuring a screening of M. Night Shyamalan’s THE SIXTH SENSE (1999) at dusk! Funk it up with Zach Deputy and David Robert King at Eddie’s Attic! Get some soul with Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo at the High Museum! Stomp on down and blues it up at the Red Clay Theatre for a night with Michelle Malone, Caroline Aiken and Dede Vogt! Get funky with Dumpstaphunk and Funk You at the Variety Playhouse! Get sweet and low down with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Blues it up with Stoney Brooks at Northside Tavern! Monster mash on down to the Earl Smith Strand Theatre for a Monster Prom Halloween Concert! Get some soul with Kyshona Armstrong at Venkman’s! It’s Salsa Dance Night at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s Martinis and IMAX event, so cha-cha under the dinosaurs with the Salsambo Dance Studio while sippin’ a few cocktails! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens 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, October 22

Rock out and get horrorfied at Sweetwater Bar & Grille for Horror-Rock Night featuring Kool Kats The Casket Creatures, La Basura Del Diablo, Wolfspider and Graveyard Gospel! Or get mischievous at Kavarna with 10.22SweetwaterAir Wolves, Brawful, Blue Tower and Crypt 24! It’s a night of post-grunge, punk ‘n’ rock ‘n’ soul at The Earl with the Seratones, Kool Kats The Joy Kills and Black Linen! Rock on down to 37 Main for a night with Fan Halen! Get your Americana fix with Ray Wylie Hubbard and Jordan Rager at Eddie’s Attic! Bonnie Raitt gets down at the Fox Theatre! Lydia Loveless dishes out a night of old-time country Patti Smith-esque rock ‘n’ roll at Terminal West! Do the time-warp on down to Aurora Cineplex in Roswell for a screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at 12am! Groove on down to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre for an encore night with Phish! Spook on down to Vinyl for a Rock and Roll Halloween Party featuring Kickin Edgar and The Benders! Blues it up with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Get down with The Cazanovas at the Northside Tavern! Make your way to Venkman’s for the Soul of StingThe Wild Hares get down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, October 23

10.23The Earl Smith Strand Theatre spooks it up with a screening of Lon Cheney’s silent classic, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925), accompanied by Kool Kat Ron Carter! Johnny has a cure for what ails ya, so come on out and catch TCM’s Big Screen Classics screening of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING (1980) at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/7pm [Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! Gypsy jazz it up with Kool Kat Amy Pike and the Bonaventure Quartet at Venkman’s! Get intergalactic at the Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. (1982) at 2pm! Geek on down to Joystick Gamebar for Nerdlanta Live! Catch an encore show with Ray Wylie Hubbard and Jordan Rager at Eddie’s Attic! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And get the rockin’ blues with Fat Back Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

Haunt on down to the Historic Oakland Cemetery for their annual Capturing the Spirit of Oakland 2015 Ghost Tours, spooking it up this weekend (Oct. 21-23) and next weekend (Oct. 27-30)!

Netherworld Haunted House haunts through Nov. 1!

Take a glamorous road trip with Out Front Theatre Company’s presentation of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE MUSICAL, making a splash through Nov. 6!

Kick it up with the Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s presentation of “A CHORUS LINE” running through Nov. 6!

The Michael C. Carlos Museum presents their “Doorway to an Enlightened World” exhibit, running through Nov. 27!

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!

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!

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 Retro Atlanta, March 7-13, 2016

Posted on: Mar 6th, 2016 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Hey kiddies! This week in Retro Atlanta is the Kat’s MEOW! Check out all the swell shenanigans we’ve found for you!

Monday, March 7

Make your way to the Alpharetta Branch Library for their screening of Fred Zinnemann’s FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) at 10:30am! Stomp on down to The Earl for a night with Andrea Colburn, the Urban 3.7EarlPioneers and Nathan Nelson (The Entertainment Crackers)! Take a trip to 1793 Paris and catch Lauren Gunderson’s new play, “The Revolutionists” at 7 Stages, reigning terror through March 20! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! The first Monday of every month is Vinyl Night at the Red Light Café, so come on out for a night of “Albums that just sound better on vinyl!” Blues it up with Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Blast-Off Burlesque starts your week off right with a night of adults-only trivia at the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club at 8:30pm! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! The Cody Matlock Band delivers a night of blues at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues in Marietta!

Tuesday, March 8

3.8Let Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and the burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South spice up your evening with their Tease Tuesday: Spring Fling edition shakin’ it up at the Red Light Café! AC/DC invades Philips Arena with their “Rock or Bust” tour! Fathom Events takes us back to 1975 with their screening of QUEEN: A NIGHT IN BOHEMIA at Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta), Regal Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee), and AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw)! Blues it up Kansas City style with Atlanta Boogie at Blind Willie’s! Or rock out Brit-blues style with Marty Manous at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! And as always, The Entertainment Crackers get bluesy with their folksy Americana at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, March 9

John Mayall gets down and dirty at the Variety Playhouse! Get your folksy punk fix with Flogging Molly at the Tabernacle! Eighties it up and catch a screening of John Hughes’ classic, SIXTEEN CANDLES (1984) at Studio3.9 Movie Grill (Alpharetta)! It’s a rock ‘n’ roll revival at Smith’s Olde Bar with The Howling Tongues, Sunghosts and the John Pagano Band! Sleaze it up at the Drunken Unicorn with The Dirty Magazines, Jerkagram, Cinema Novo and Twin Trances! “Swing into Spring” at Steve’s Live Music with the Marlatov Cocktail Swingers! Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo delivers a night of southern soul ‘n’ blues at Blind Willie’s! It’s Chicken Picken’ Wednesday at Venkman’s, so come on out for a night with The Ain’t Sisters! Lola gets down and dirty at Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint! Jazz it up with The Gordon Vernick Quartet at the Red Light Café! The Star Bar gets to twangin’ with their Cowboy Karaoke event, featuring live-band old-time country and western tunes with Dry Gulch! Or rock on downstairs to the Little Vinyl Lounge for a night of retro shenanigans with Kool Kat Jeff Clark and Stomp & Stammer’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia at 8pm! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! 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 10

It’s a night of “twist stomp slop” ‘n’ sleazy surf rock at The Star Bar with Guantanamo Baywatch, The Gooch Palms and Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello’s The Mondellos! The Earl folks it up and rocks out with Pony 3.10StarBarLeague, Blue Blood, New Junk City and Jeremy Ray! It’s a night of folk ‘n’ Americana at Venkman’s with Cicada Rhythm and Caleb Caudle! Get brassy NOLO retro-style with the No BS! Brass Band at Aisle 5! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café for a night with The Ain’t Sisters, She Returns from War, Brian Robert and Jason Waller! Catch a screening of Jeff Kanew’s TROOP BEVERLY HILLS (1989) at The Plaza Theater at 8pm! Jazz it up Middle Eastern/Cuban style with the Hadar Noiberg Trio at Steve’s Live Music! Sweet Betty and The Shadows get sweet and low down at Blind Willie’s! Rock on down to the Masquerade for a night with Further Seems Forever! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so surf on down to Trader Vic’s for a helluva beach party! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! 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! Darwin’s Burgers & Blues gets down and dirty at their Blues Jam hosted by The Cazanovas! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, March 11

It’s a weekend of mischief and mayhem at The Star Bar with their Hammerhead Fest V! Night one brings you The Goddamn Gallows, Bigfoot, The Vaginas, Shehehe, Duell and Frick! Or make your way to the Little Vinyl 3.11StarBarLounge downstairs for a night with Alexa Dexa, Emily Marie Palmer & Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer, Ben Trickey and Amy O’Dell! Come one, come all, creatures of the night to RITUAL’s Phantasmagoria at Famous Pub! Get your traditional NOLA jazz fix at the Red Light Café with Nolatet! Bill Sheffield and The Entertainment Crackers blues it up at Avondale Towne Cinema! Rock on down to Venkman’s Yacht Rock Revue’s “Led Zeppelin vs. The Who” event! Rev it up acoustic-style with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt at The Alamo (Newnan)! Get down with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins at Blind Willie’s! Or blues it up with the Barry Richman Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Cool John Ferguson dishes out a night of the blues at the Northside Tavern! Bluegrass it up with The Chuck Nation Band at the Crimson Moon Café! Get the blues with Randall Bramblett at Steve’s Live Music! Boogie under the dinosaurs with Lethal Rhythms at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s Martinis and IMAX event! Time-warp it up during the Rocky Horror Pub Crawl, beginning at 7pm, with the final stop being 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 12

3.12Hey kiddies of all ages! Joelanta & the Great Atlanta Toy Convention invades the Atlanta Marriott Century Center for 2 days only, through March 13! If you love vintage toys, stop-motion animation, comics, cosplay, pop culture and more, you won’t want to miss this two-day toy extravaganza including dealers tables, celebrity guests! Shimmy on down to the Shakespeare Tavern for Bettie Bullet Presents: Sex Ed Burlesque featuring Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil, Kool Kat Ursula Undress, Kool Kat Talloolah Love, Candi LeCoeur, Kool Kat Roula Roulette and more! It’s day 2 of Hammerhead Fest V at The Star Bar featuring Ramming Speed, Sadistic Ritual, Dusty Booze & the Babyhaters, Death of Kings, Invasion and Old Thrones! Skank on down to the Masquerade for a night with The Slackers, The Duppies and Eddie Rascal! Catch Kent Jones’ documentary, HITCHOCK/TRUFFAUT (2015) at the Lefont Theatre at 10:30am! Kool Kat Chad Shivers brings us another rip roarin’ pary at Kavarna with his Southern Surf Stomp!, featuring Ouroboros Boys, McPherson Struts and Moonbase! Shop all things retro at Vintage Soiree’s pop-up sale, 11am-7pm! Rock out with The Moody Blues at the Fox Theatre! Or surf rock your face off at The Highlander with Fiend Without a Face, Timmy James & The Blue Flames and Catfight! For one day only, the Center For Puppetry Arts presents “The Sound of Music” performed by Austria’s Salzburg Marionette 3.12RLCTheatre with two shows at 2pm/7pm! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get old-timey with Freakwater at Eddie’s Attic! Jazz it up with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Dixieland it up at Venkman’s for a night with the Jugtime Ragband! Glam it up at the Red Light Café for “A Celebration of Bowie’s Life and Legacy” featuring Jerome Newton & the Band Who Fell to Earth, Lingua Franca and Musee du Coeur! Get lucky at Park Tavern during their Lucky Fest featuring Zale, the Lefty Williams Band, Radio Birds and Ian Schumacher! Laura Rain & The Caesars get some soul at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Blues it up with Sandra Hall & the Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade 80s it up at the Wild Wing Café in Gainesville during their ‘80s Party and Costume Contest! The Imposeurs pay tribute to R.E.M. at Steve’s Live Music! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, March 13

3.13RLCThe Earl Smith Strand Theatre gets really retro with their screening of Fred Niblo/Charles Brabin’s BEN HUR: A TALE OF CHRIST (1925), with a pre-show on the Almighty Allen Theatre Organ played by Kool Kat Ron Carter! It’s a night of old-time western swing at the Red Light Café with The Waymores, The Vaudevillians and Ellis Dyson & The Shambles! It’s day 2 and your last chance to experience the Joelanta & the Great Atlanta Toy Convention at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center! Altan delivers a night of traditional Irish tunes at Eddie’s Attic! Nancy Gaddy gets saucy with her “Sexy at Sixty” cabaret show at Steve’s Live Music! And get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

 

 

Ongoing

Take a trip to 1793 Paris and catch Lauren Gunderson’s new play, “The Revolutionists” at 7 Stages, reigning terror through March 20!

MacGillivey Freeman’s 2013 documentary, NATIONAL PARK ADVENTURE, commemorating the U.S. National Park Service’s 100th anniversary at the Fernbank Museum’s IMAX screens through June 16!

Blast-Off Burlesque geeks it up with a night of adults-only trivia at the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club, every Monday at 8:30pm!

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

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!

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 Retro Atlanta, November 9-15, 2015

Posted on: Nov 8th, 2015 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Forget the horrorific daily grind and take a peek at what we have in store, kiddies! Let Retro Atlanta fill you with a week’s worth of swingin’ good times; from vintage, fuzzed out rock ‘n’ roll to bloody fangtastic films to steamy burlesque to classic cinema galore! It’ll be a bloody good time, so get out and get retro!

Monday, November 9

Get mischievously rockin’ and doo-wop on down to The Earl for a night with The King Kahn BBQ Show 11.9with Milk Lines! Honkytonk it up with Joe Ely at Eddie’s Attic! Shimmy on down to the Shakespeare Tavern for the second performance of “Gotham: A Tale of Two Faces” presented by Hysteria Machines, featuring drama, defiance, debauchery and more! 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!’ Blues it up with Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! Swing on by the Georgia Ensemble Theatre for a night with  Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-member orchestra! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! Get folksy with Jamie Laval at Steve’s Live Music in Sandy Springs! Blast-Off Burlesque starts your week off right with a night of adults-only trivia, at the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club at 8:30pm! Truett Lollis delivers a night of blues and soul at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues in Marietta! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a taste of the Pork Belly’s and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, November 10

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema dishes out classic cinema with a 35mm screening of John Huston’s THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE (1948) at 7pm! It’s a night of burly-Q shenanigans with 11.10Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and Syrens of the South, at the Red Light Café with their Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Stripsgiving event featuring performances by Bunny Wigglebottom, Anna Coquette, Fianna Flowerchild and more! Make your way to the Center for Puppetry Arts as they present their annual puppet adaptation of Larry Roemer’s holiday classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (1964), sleighing through Dec. 27! Catch a 75th Anniversary screening of Joe Grant and Dick Heumer’s FANTASIA (1940) at Cinebistro and the Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta) at 7pm! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with the BooHoo Ramblers! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Retro-Soul, Funk ‘80s & ‘90s Dance Party! Blues it up with Cody Matlock at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! It’s a night of trivia and corndogs at Pallookaville, with their “Trivial Matters” event! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Twain’s in Decatur every Tuesday at 9 pm! And as always, The Entertainment Crackers get bluesy with their folksy Americana at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, November 11

Funk it up with Turkuaz and The Get Right Band at Aisle 5! The Earl rocks out with Fuzz, WALTER and The Compartmentalizationalist (with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer)! Catch a 60th Anniversary screening of Fred Zinneman’s OKLAHOMA (1955) at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema at 7pm! 11.11Get some blues ‘n’ soul mojo at Blind Willie’s with Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo! Jazz it up with The Gordon Vernick Quartet at the Red Light Café! Celebrate 25 years of Chris Columbus’ holiday classic, HOME ALONE (1990) in theatres across the Atlanta area at 4:30pm/7:30pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 in Chamblee, Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 in Lawrenceville; Avalon Stadium 12 in Alpharetta; AMC Barrett Commons 24 in Kennesaw; Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and Georgian Stadium in Newnan]! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets the blues with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta) screens Nora Ephron’s YOU’VE GOT MAIL (1998) at 7:30pm! Steve’s Live Music delivers a night of ragtime jazz with Penny Serenade! Get funky with The Mar-Tans at Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Star Bar with their Cowboy Karaoke event, featuring live-band old-time country and western tunes with Dry Gulch! Rock on downstairs to the Little Vinyl Lounge for a night of retro shenanigans with Kool Kat Jeff Clark and Stomp & Stammer’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia at 8pm! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, November 12

Get your rock ‘n’ roll legend fix with Patti Smith at the Variety Playhouse! Blues it up with The Kinsey 11.12Report at Blind Willie’s! Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck and the Atlanta Horns dish out a night of rockin’ blues at Eddie’s Attic! Get your punk and metal fix at The Star Bar during Jabroni Fest 3, rocking through Nov. 14! Bluegrass it up with The Brummy Brothers and Wisewater at the Red Light Café! The Imposeurs play Elvis Costello and more at Steve’s Live Music! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so surf on down to Trader Vic’s for a helluva beach party with and a couple of cocktails! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Darwin’s Burgers & Blues gets down and dirty at their Blues Jam hosted by The Cazanovas! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, get your boogie on at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, November 13

Emory Film & Media Studies presents Penelope Spheeris “Movies & Rock –n- Roll”, with a special11.13 screening of her documentary THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION (1979) at 7:30pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt’s solo acoustic show at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Honkytonk down to Hottie Hawgs BBQ for a night with Kool Kat Rich DesantisWhiskey Belt! Get folksy with Barnaby Bright at Grocery on Home! Spend the night with Zappa/Mother’s synth legend, Don Presten and his Akashic Ensemble 2015, featuring Andre Cholmondeley and Mike Dillon at the Red Light Café! Make your way to the Variety Playhouse for an evening with Judy Collins! Sandra Hall & the Shadows get down at Blind Willie’s! Get the rockin’ blues with Hurricane Ruth at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Or get the old-school blues with Eddie Tigner at Northside Tavern! Folk it up with Nathaniel Ratecliff and Caroline Rose at The Earl! Rock out with The Wood Brothers at the Buckhead Theatre! Netherworld Haunted 11.13LVLHouse haunts one more weekend this spooky season, through Nov. 14! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack delivers a night with Sana Blues! Catch a screening of Woody Allen’s MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY (1993) at the Toco Hills-Avis G. Williams Library at 1:30pm! Get old-timey at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s Martinis and IMAX event with The HoBoHemians and jazz it up 20s/30s style under the dinosaurs! And as always, Time-Warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens 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, November 14

Let the weirdly wild and bone-chilling adventure begin with day one of the 10th Annual Buried Alive Film11.14 Festival, Atlanta’s premiere horror film festival getting grotesquely gory at Synchronicity Theatre, with a special presentation of Dario Argento’s DEEP RED (1976) ($10/screening; $50/all-access) (with Kool Kats Blake Myers and Luke Godfrey)! Surf on down to Kavarna for Kool Kat Chad ShiversSouthern Surf Stomp, featuring the Southern Ska Syndicate, the Rondo Hatton Band and Revenge Beach! Run away and join the Dirty Circus and rock out with The Sideburners, the Screamin’ Demons and some crazy acrobatics with The Off-Centered Project! You won’t want to miss the Grande Opening of the Worlds of Puppetry Museum at the Center for Puppetry Arts, and get your fill of Jim Henson’s world and more, at 11am! Rock out with The Pietasters, Patriot, Soul Radics, Antagonizers ATL and Bastard Brigade at Famous Pub! 11.14KavarnaThe Plaza Theater screens Jennie Livingston’s PARIS IS BURNING (1991) for one night only, at 9:30pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho-DeVilles at Stix Bar & Grill in Vila Rica! Galactic gets funky at the Variety Playhouse! Bluegrass it up with the Jon Strickley Trio at the Red Light Café! Blues it up with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins at Blind Willie’s! Go down under and get your Australian blues ‘n’ roots fix with Harper & Midwest Kind at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Albert White goes old-school blues-style at the Northside Tavern! Joe McGuinness gets down at Hottie Hawgs BBQ! Mr. Chapman’s Revue delivers the blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, November 15

It’s day two of Atlanta’s premiere horror film festival, the 10th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival 11.15featuring a grotesque line-up of bone-chilling feature-length and short horror films at Synchronicity Theatre! Skank on down to Terminal West for a night with The English Beat and the Southern Ska Syndicate! Get your Broadway and show tunes fix at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre with organist Kool Kat Ron Carter during their Open House & Variety Show at 3pm! It’s an evening of Gypsy jazz with Ultrafaux and Kool Kat Amy Pike and The Bonaventure Quartet at the Red Light Café! Rock out at The Earl with Jungol; Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun; Stokeswood; The Locksmyth; and The Boy Jones! Get groovy as Swami Gone Bananas gets down at Hottie Hawgs BBQ! Blues it up with Stephen the Blues Dude at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Georgia Ensemble Theatre and David Crowe (dir.) present Shakespeare’s classic, “Romeo & Juliet”, running through Nov. 22!

Center for Puppetry Arts presents their annual puppet adaptation of Larry Roemer’s holiday classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (1964), sleighing through Dec. 27!

Blast-Off Burlesque geeks it up with a night of adults-only trivia at the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club, every Monday at 8:30pm!

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

The Star Bar delivers Stomp & Stammer’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia at 8pm, every Tuesday!

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!

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!

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