Welcome to ATLRetro, Atlanta’s only comprehensive guide to 20th century pop culture activities in the 21st century, with an emphasis from the Roaring Twenties to the Outrageous Eighties and everything in between. Find out what’s happening every week in burlesque, big band and swing dance, jazz, rockabilly, punk rock, disco, roller derby, vintage clothes and collectibles, cocktails, dining, classic movies including cult and exploitation films, classic TV, classic cars and more.
MONDAY: This Week in Retro Atlanta – Want to live the retro lifestyle 24-7? This Mon-Sun. guide of ATLRetro’s top picks puts the “past” in pastime.
TUESDAY: Kool Kat of the Week – An exclusive interview with an Atlantan or vintage visitor keeping the 20th century alive this week in the city.
WEDNESDAY: Wednesday Happy Hour and Supper Club – News and reviews of Atlanta restaurants, bars, lounges and nightclubs with a retro location, menu or attitude. We’ll search the city for the most authentic and delicious retro or retro-inspired cocktails and recipes, or teach you how to make it at home. Premiering March 9.
THURSDAY: Special Features – From spotlights on local Retro heroes and visiting icons to exhibit and performance reviews, on Thursdays, ATLRetro goes in depth and takes you behind the scenes.
FRIDAY: RetroATL Weekend Update – Top picks out on the town Friday-Sunday. Shoparound Sue – A weekly shopper’s guide to the best places to find vintage merchandise both in town and online. Premiering April 1.
SATURDAY: Anything Goes – Depending on our mood or the weather, ATLRetro may take the day off or may entertain you with a surprise special feature.
SUNDAY: Retro Revue: Sunday Book Club, Swell Sounds and Cinema Classico – Coming Attractions and the latest books, CDs and DVDs for the 20th century lifestyle. Coming in March.
Also Watch Out for these Occasional Features:
Lost Atlanta – ATLRetro revisits an Atlanta landmark that is no more, such as the original Underground Atlanta, bygone restaurants, the World of Sid & Marty Kroftt, 688 and much more.
Vintage Vacation – ATLRetro takes a trip and tells you the best retro restaurants, bars, hotels and attractions in other places across the nation and around the globe.
Really Retro – Time travels to pre-20th century and even prehistoric times via Atlanta art and historical exhibitions and events
Steampunk Shenanigans – A subset of Really Retro which focuses on Atlanta’s growing steampunk subculture.
History Mystery – Strange disappearances, ghost stories and questions otherwise unanswered about 20th century Atlanta.