This Week in ATLRetro, May 20-26, 2019

Posted on: May 19th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

So many swell shenanigans taking place in ATLRetro This Week! Come see what we’ve found for you!

Monday, May 20

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Get down with Nick Waterhouse at Terminal West! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018) through May 23! GKIDS Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2019’s 35th Anniversary screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]! Catch retro-inspired Swedish singer Leon at the Buckhead Theatre! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Thrash on down to Hell at the Masquerade for a night with Sacred Reich, Sworn Enemy and Anger Within! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, May 21

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema delivers a special early screening of Pamela B. Green’s BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE (2018) followed by a Q&A with the director, at 7:30pm! Slippery When Wet pays tribute to Bon Jovi at City Winery! Spend the night with Matthew Logan Vasquez at Eddie’s Attic! Get industrial with Nitzer Ebb at Terminal West! Or spend the night with Art Alexakis (Everclear) at the Variety Playhouse! TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Herbert RossSTEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! GKIDS Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2019’s 35th Anniversary screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Blues it up with the Crosstown Allstars at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, May 22

Get rocked at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema with a screening of Tom JonesASBURY PARK: RIOT, REDEMPTION, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (2019) at 7pm! Spend the night with Kenny Howe & The Wow and John McNicholas (The Sunset District) at The Star Bar! Tacocat dishes out a night of Go-Gos meets the Monkees, with Sammi Lanzetta and Winter at The Drunken Unicorn! Blues it up with The Rainbow Girls at Eddie’s Attic! Get bewitched with a screening of Mike Newell’s HARRY POTTER & THE GOBLET OF FIRE (2005) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Rob Reiner’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Herbert RossSTEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Frankie’s Blues Mission! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, May 23

Get rocked, revved and honky tonked with a weekend chock full of the hillbilly persuasion, murder ballads and more with Bubbapalooza 2019 killing it with four full days of rockin’ tunes, BBQ, raffles and fun at The Star Bar, and head on downstairs to the Little Vinyl Lounge for Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Rock on down and kick off the weekend with Genki Genki Panic, Chrome Castle, Coach N’ Commando, and Roadkill Debutante! Beer & Lounge at the Clermont Lounge with Meagan Jean & The KFB, Nikki & The Phantom Callers and Mathis Hunter! Make your way to Venkman’s for Ladies of the ‘80s/’90s with Alyssa and Pete Olson (Yacht Rock Revue)! Cow-punk it up with Alejandro Escovedo, Front Country and Sydney Morse at Eddie’s Attic! Get your Americana fix with Threadbare Skivvies at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, May 24

Day 2 of Bubbapalooza 2019 at The Star Bar raises a ruckus with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, Rev James Leg, El Capitan & The Reluctant Sadists, The Tomb Tones, with a special Tiki Lounge featuring DJ Dusty Booze & Miss Candice with Cap’n Actin Jackson! You Oughta Know pays tribute to ‘90s chick rock at the Dixie Tavern! Jill Rock Jones pays tribute to Aretha Franklin with Rock Steady at Venkman’s! Geek it up at The Plaza Theater as they screen Terry Zwigogg’s GHOST WORLD (2001), through May 27! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens Pamela B. Green’s BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE (2018), through May 25! Or skip school and catch a screening of John HughesFERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Get experimental with Zen Mother at 529! Departure pays tribute to Journey and Head Games pay tribute to Foreigner at the Buckhead Theatre! Or catch Who’s Bad paying tribute to Michael Jackson at City Winery! Bluegrass it up with Trout Steak Revival at the Crimson Moon Café! Get rocked with Reconciler, Kool Kats Shehehe, and New Junk City at The Earl! Spend the night with Chinua Hawk at Eddie’s Attic! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Big C! Make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, May 25

The Star Bar and Bubbapalooza 2019 get jangled ‘n’ sleazy with Day 3’s rockin’ lineup with Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley, Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello with The Delusionaires, Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club, Al Shelton, Bully, The Wildtones, Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer & The Compartmentalizationalists, JJ & The Hustlers, the Outlaw Women Band, Tipsy & The Tri-Tones and a special Tiki Lounge with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, Malone Ranger and more! Get zombified at The Senoia Dead Bash delivering its 2nd Annual Charity Bash at The Esco Feed Mill for two killer days, through Sunday May 26, supporting two charities, Healing 4 Heroes, and Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation! Enjoy THE WALKING DEAD celebrities, on stage interviews, horse and dog stunt performances, street vendors, live tunes, celebrity auctions and more! Get monstrous during the Official JOE STRYKER Movie Wrap Party at Sweetwater Bar & Grill with Kool Kats the Casket Creatures, ELZIG and DDC! Get rootsy with Bonnie Blue at City Winery! Emma Ruth Rundle folks it up at The Earl! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Rodeo Twister and Ashley Walls! Rumours pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac at the Variety Playhouse! Americana it up with Blackfoot Daisy at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Jazz it up at Piedmont Park during the Atlanta Jazz Festival featuring a killer line-up! The Marietta Pops Orchestra pays tribute to Henry Mancini, John Williams and George Cohen during their Spring Concert at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Get down with The Vipers at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the blues with Debbie Bond at the Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, May 26

Bubbapalooza 2019 brings you Michael Tolcher, Blackfox, The Hills & The Holler, Michael C. Smith, Kahle Davis & The Nightwatchmen and more at The Star Bar! Get funky with Morris Day & The Time and Queen of Percussion, Sheila E at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre! Get your Styx fix at Chastain Park! Or get roots-rockin’ with Nils Lofgren at City Winery! Dead Meadow dishes out a night of psychedelic rock at The Earl! Folk it up with The Bittersweets at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to the Variety Playhouse for a night with David Crosby & The Sky Trails Band! Pop rock it up with John Waite at The Vista Room! Jazz it up at Piedmont Park during Day 2 of the Atlanta Jazz Festival! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Randal Kleiser’s GREASE (1978) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, May 13-19, 2019

Posted on: May 12th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, May 13

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

Tuesday, May 14

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

Wednesday, May 15

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

Thursday, May 16

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

Friday, May 17

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

Saturday, May 18

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

Sunday, May 19

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

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, May 6-12, 2019

Posted on: May 5th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, May 6

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

Tuesday, May 7

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

Wednesday, May 8

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

Thursday, May 9

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

Friday, May 10

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

Saturday, May 11

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

Sunday, May 12

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

Ongoing

Out Front Theatre Company presents THE SECRETARIES through May 18!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, April 29-May 5, 2019

Posted on: Apr 28th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get hep to the jive and check out all the swell shenanigans we’ve dug up for you This Week!

Monday, April 29

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets cozy with Aretha Franklin as they screen Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018) through May 2! Get psychedelic with Acid Mother’s Temple at The Earl! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, April 30

Get folk rocked with Joe Purdy and Smokey & The Mirror at Eddie’s Attic! International Jazz Day at the Red Light Café features Myrna Clayton & Friends! Catch The Atlanta Opera’s presentation of Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA at the Cobb Energy Centre! Spend the night with the Indigo Girls at the Variety Playhouse! Get the blues with Matt Pendrick at Blind Willies! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, May 1

Get your Americana fix with The Yawpers at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get bewitched with a screening of Chris ColumbusHARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE (2001) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! TheAtlanta Jewish Film Festival presents a screening of Ryan White’s ASK DR. RUTH (2019), the incredible life story of famed sex therapist and Holocaust survivor, Dr. Ruth at the UA Tara Theatre at 7:50pm, followed by a Q&A with Dr. Ruth’s daughter Miriam Westheimer! Folk it up with Willie Watson at Eddie’s Attic! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Rob Reiner’s WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989) 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! Blind Willies dishes out a night with The Cazanovas! 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, May 2

Cineprov haunts it up as they riff Ulli Lommel’s THE BOOGEYMAN (1980) at The Plaza Theater at 7:30pm! Get old-school folksy/country with The Brookses and Collins Drive at the Red Light Café! Stomp on down to The Star Bar for a night with the Chris Massey Band, Kool Kat Dave Weil and Blacktop (formerly Blacktop Rockets) and Truckstop Confidential! Gangstagrass dishes out a night of hip hoppin’ bluegrass at City Winery! Jazz it up with the Yellowjackets at Suite Food Lounge! Out Front Theatre Company presents THE SECRETARIES through May 18! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get down with Frankie’s Blues Mission at Blind Willies! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, May 3

Day one of the 3-day 2019 Shaky Knees Festival has arrived at Centennial Olympic Park, chock full of retro-inspired tunes! Rock on down and catch Tears for Fears, Beck, Tash Sultana, Liz Phair, Sharon Van Etton, Black Lips, Curtis Harding, Face to Face, Low Cut Connie and more! Why not stay together and get some soul with Al Green at the Fox Theatre! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre presents the Movie Palace Radio Hour: The Adventures of the Lone Ranger and The Shadow! Get the psycho-country blues at The Star Bar with RUST, Rare Birds and Blackfox! Folk it up with Peter Mulvey at Eddie’s Attic! Get rocked with Garbage at the Tabernacle! Jump in your T.A.R.D.I.S. and make your way to WHOLANTA 2019, Atlanta’s premiere Doctor Who & British Media Convention, time traveling through May 5! Yacht Rock Revue gets down with PURPLE RAIN and Prince tunes at The Roxy! The Queerly Beloved Revue presents Candida’s Born this Way Birthday Bash at the Red Light Café! The Vipers get the blues at the Northside Tavern! Get down with Sandra Hall & The Shadows 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, May 4

Hey all you miscreants! Get mischievous and rock out at May Ham Fest 2019, featuring vendors including Dirk Hays (see our Shop Around feature here), 2the 9’s Retro and Jezebel Blue [see our Shop Around feature here] and more; a pig roast; live music and more in Avondale Estates! You won’t want to miss a hellacious musical lineup with Graveyard Gospel, Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters, Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and The Russian Roulette Band, Al Shelton, Van Heineken, Kool Kat Adam McIntyre and The Pinx, Dex Romweber, The Tremolords, The Tomb Tones, Codeine Haze, Hot Ram and more! Stick around for a late night feature screening of Mel Brooks’ knee slapper, SPACEBALLS (1987)! Day two of the Shaky Knees Festival brings you Gary Clark, Jr., The Struts, The Dandy Warhols, Mipso and more! Free Comic Book Day invades Atlanta! Come see what Challenges Games & Comics (North Dekalb Mall) has in store! Or check out Criminal Records and what they have in store with live tunes with HYPERSPACE and more! Celebrate 80 years of Batman with a 30th Anniversary screening of Tim Burton’s BATMAN (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)] ! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre presents the Movie Palace Radio Hour: The Adventures of the Lone Ranger and The Shadow! Jam it up at the Red Light Café with gr8FLdude & frenz! Get rocked with Deerhunter at The Earl! Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers gets down at Eddie’s Attic!  Get funky New Orleans-style with the Wasted Potential Brass Band at the Northside Tavern! The Lucky Losers get the blues at Blind Willies! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, May 5

Catch Day 3 of the Shaky Knees Festival featuring Deerhunter, Rayland Baxter and more! Croon it up at Atlanta Symphony Hall for a night with Tom Jones! TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 50th Anniversary screening of Henry Hathaway’s TRUE GRIT (1969) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre presents the Movie Palace Radio Hour: The Adventures of the Lone Ranger and The Shadow! Rock out with Captain Beyond and the Reverends at The Earl! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Terry Gilliam’s MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL (1975) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Out Front Theatre Company
presents THE SECRETARIES through May 18!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, April 22-28, 2019

Posted on: Apr 22nd, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get down in ATLRetro and see what’s shakin’ This Week!

Monday, April 22

Polka it up at Dyngus Day Atlanta 2019 and get your fill of tasty food and Polka classics spun by DJ Kool Kat Sen Artie Mondello, at Ormewood Church! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets cozy with Aretha Franklin as they screen Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018) through April 25! Get rocked with SeePeopleS at Smith’s Olde Bar! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, April 23

Nouvelle Vague it up at SCADShow’s screening of Agnes Varda’s documentary, FACE PLACES (2017) at 6pm! Celebrate The Bard’s birthday as Shakespeare on Draught presents MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Orpheus Brewing at 7pm! Get stringy with Simply Three at City Winery! Get your Americana fix with Carl Anderson at Eddie’s Attic! Swing on by the Schwartz Center for the Emory Big Band! Prog rock it up with Dream Theater at the Tabernacle! Zepparella pays tribute to Led Zeppelin at Terminal West! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, April 24

The Star Bar rocks out with Bleach Garden, Trauma City and Camel Run! Rock out with Santana at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (formerly Verizon Amphitheatre)! Get radioactive as shenanigans ensue at theatres across Atlanta with an encore of RiffTrax taking on Harry EssexOCTAMAN (1971) at 7:30pm [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); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Groove on down to City Winery for a night with Bumpin the Mango! Funk it up with The Jauntee at Smith’s Olde Bar! Spend the night with the Broom Closet Ramblers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Gene Kelly’s SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (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 the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, April 25

Get to Beer & Lounging at the Clermont Lounge with Shantih Shantih, Young Antiques and Genki Genki Panic! Folk it up with Jonathan Edwards, Liz Longley and Michael McArthurat Eddie’s Attic! Get whiskey-soaked with a night of rockin’ blues ‘n’ Americana at Buteco with Heather Luttrell and the Possumden! Spend the night with Graham Parker and Adam Ezra at City Winery! Get old-timey with The Hills and the Holler and Antic Clay at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Yacht rock it up with Jimmy Buffet at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, April 26

Stomp on down to The Star Bar for a honkytonkin’ good time with Kool Kat Caroline & The Ramblers and The Villain Family! Boogie on down to The Vista Room for a night with The Lobsters of Rock (B-52s tribute) and The Rainmen! Catch a screening of Gregory Nava’s SELENA (1997) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Spend the night with The Rosin Sisters at the Crimson Moon Café! Get rocked with Caroline Rose and Kississippi at The Earl! Or get ‘80s rocked with Lazy Bonez at Madlife Stage & Studios! Fantastic Negrito dishes out some folksy blues ‘n’ roots tunes at the Masquerade! Get the rockin’ blues with Fernando Noronha at the Red Light Café! Or get rocked from across the pond with Her Majesty’s Request and Side Walkers at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get down with Party on the Moon at Venkman’s! Indie folk it up with james of mosaics at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get folksy with Erick Baker, Robby Hecht and Freddy & Francine at Eddie’s Attic! The Electromatics dish out a night of Chicago/West Coast 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, April 27

It’s that time of year again, folks! Rock on down to the Annual Inman Park Spring Festival, running through April 28, featuring 3 stages of live music, home tours, a street parade, an artist’s market and more! Rockin’ retro performances include Ralph Roddenberry, Sound Medicine, Peter Karp, Randall Bramblett, Chickens & Pigs, Copious Jones, Kool Kat Blair Crimmins & The Hookers, Rae & The Royal Peacocks, Porch Bottom Boys, Roxie Watson and more! Johnny Marr rocks out at the Variety Playhouse! Stomp on down to The Star Bar for a night with BB Palmer, Nikki & The Phantom Callers, Slow Motion Cowboys and Amen Sister! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at Wild Wing Café in Alpharetta! Folk it up with Over the Rhine at City Winery! Get your Americana fix with Michaela Anne at the Crimson Moon Café! Freddy & Francine folk it up at Deer Hollow (Serenbe)! Get the blues with Andy Frasco & The U.N. at The Earl! Spend the night with Erick Baker and Ryan Horne at Eddie’s Attic! Cow punk it up with Blood Oaks, The Breaknecks and Burrito Banditos at The Highlander! Get rocked at the Masquerade with Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, Mercy Union and Control Top! Cross the pond to the Red Clay Theatre for Forever Abbey Road! Get glam with of Montreal at Terminal West! New Sensation pays tribute to INXS at Venkman’s! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Ralph Roddenberry and Donna Hopkins! Muppets and madness ensue at Center for Puppetry ArtsPuppet Party Series! Funk it up with The Mar-Tans at the Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, April 28

Swing on by day 2 of the Annual Inman Park Spring Festival featuring rockin’ performances by Last Chance Riders, Donna Hopkins, Geoff Achison, Kool Kat Andy Hawley with Southern Ska Syndicate, Joe Gransden’s Big Band, Michelle Malone, Kool Kat Amy Pike with Bonaventure Quartet, Yon Rico Scott, and more! Have an explosive good time with a Videodrome Sunday Matinee screening of Michael Pressman’s THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE (1976) at Pulp Atlanta at 4pm! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre presents a screening of Mel Stuart’s WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971) at 4:30pm! Spend the night with Chandra Currelley at City Winery! Get old-timey with The Resonant Rogues at the Crimson Moon Café! Rock out with Steve Gunn and Gun Outfit at The Earl! Park Tavern kicks off their Sunset Sessions with T. Hardy Morris, Neighbor Lady and Teddy & The Rough Riders! Shimmy on down to The Rush Center for The Atlanta School of Burlesque’s Spring Recital! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Rob Reiner’s WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Marietta Theatre Company presents YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, through April 27! (LAST CHANCE!)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, April 14-21, 2019

Posted on: Apr 14th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Shake a tail feather in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, April 15

Get intergalactically improvisational as Genre-ly Speaking (with Kool Kat Madeline Brumby) presents Ed Wood’s PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (1959) at The Plaza Theater at 7:30pm! Jazz it up with Kim Waters 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, April 16

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets experimental with their new Classics Series screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s BREATHLESS (1960) at 7pm! Or spend the night with Kool Kat Andy Ditzler and his Film Love at the High event, Meet Marlon Brando and other works, at 7pm! Bluegrass it up with Dale Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore at Eddie’s Attic! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, April 17

Get your psychological thriller fix with The Plaza Theater’s screening of Robert Aldrich’s WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE (1962) at 7pm! Emory Cinematheque continues their “History of Color Films” series with a screening of Martin Scorsese’s THE AVIATOR (2004) at 7:30pm! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 60th Anniversary screening of William Wyler’s epic, BEN-HUR (1959) at theatres across Atlanta at 1pm/6pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Roots rock it up with Ryan Bingham at the Buckhead Theatre! Get some soul with Cheryl Pepsii Riley at City Winery! Carsie Blanton folks it up at Eddie’s Attic! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for Sam Aranson’s Bluegrass Jam! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Mel Stuart’s WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971) 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)]! Catch a double feature of Tommy Chong’s CHEECH & CHONG (1980) and Nicholaus Goossen’s GRANDMA’S BOY (2006) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, April 18

Get exploited and bizarre and catch PlazaDrome’s screening of Frank Henenlotter’s BRAIN DAMAGE (1988), introduced by Atlanta’s own, The Swimming Pool Q’s at 9:30pm at The Plaza Theater! Take a walk on the wild side as the Rock & Roll Animals pay tribute to Lou Reed at the Clermont Lounge! Get radioactive as shenanigans ensue at theatres across Atlanta with RiffTrax taking on Harry EssexOCTAMAN (1971) live at 8pm [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); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Get funky with Voodoo Visionary at Aisle 5! Glenn Hughes performs classic Deep Purple at Center Stage! Indie folk it up with The Wild Reeds and Valley Queen at The Earl! Spend the night with ‘70s country rock revivalists The Lost Wages at Eddie’s Attic! Get funky with Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward at the Red Light Café! Get down with Moontower at Venkman’s! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, April 19

Spend the night with John Cusack at Atlanta Symphony Hall with a screening of Stephen FrearsHIGH FIDELITY (2000) and post-film conversation at 7:30pm! The Fox Theatre Institute (FTI) celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a tour of Atlanta’s oldest operating and only independent cinema since 1939, The Plaza Theater, from 4pm – 5pm! Catch SCADShow’s Legacy Series screening of David Lean’s LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) at 7pm! Swamp rock it up with The Subdudes at City Winery! Get down with Mermaid Motor Lounge at Eddie’s Attic! Runaway Gin pays tribute to Phish at The Loft! Get your Cajun swamp pop fix with The Revelers at the Red Clay Theatre! Honkytonk it up with Hillbilly Casino at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Kameron Corvet dishes out a night of rockin’ soul at Vinyl! Get the blues with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, April 20

Monster madness ensues as Kaiju Cult 2019 invades Little Tree Art Studio in Avondale Estates featuring toy artists, killer local art, live tunes with Kool Kat Shane Morton and VALKYRIE, monstrous screenings and more, from 7pm – midnight! Get old-timey with The WaymoresDebut Album Release Party at the Red Light Café! It’s Fantastic Four Twenty with Cineprov as they riff Roger Corman’s unreleased “classic” FANTASTIC FOUR (1994) at The Plaza Theater at 7:30pm! Make your way to The Star Bar for their Waiting Around to Die: The Music of Townes Van Zandt, featuring Nikki Speake & Anna C. Kramer, Don Chambers, the Downer Brothers, Bill Taft, Michael C. Smith, Michael Bradley, Love Letter, Evan Stepp, CJ Bargamian, Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer, Audrey Gamez and more! Rev on down to the Dixie Tavern for a night with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho-DeVilles! Folk it up with High Mountain Prospect at the Crimson Moon Café! Celebrate 20 rockin’ years of The Earl with The Scientists, the Vincas, and GG King! Spend the night with the Vega String Quartet at the Schwartz Center! Bluegrass it up with Billy Strings and The Church at Terminal West! Get folksy with The Tallest Man on Earth at the Variety Playhouse! Get the rockin’ blues with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah at the Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, April 21

Celebrate 20 rockin’ years of The Earl with The Scientists, Gentleman Jesse & His Men and The Subsonics! Get your bluegrass ‘n’ Grateful Dead fix with Grass is Dead at Smith’s Olde Bar! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Gene Kelly’s SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (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)]! Indie folk it up with james of mosaics at Venkman’s! 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 Marietta Theatre Company presents YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, through April 27!

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

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

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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The Sixth Annual Chattanooga Film Festival Gets Bizarre and Unearths Four Killer Days of Movie Madness & Mayhem, April 11-14!

Posted on: Apr 8th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

The Chattanooga Film Festival kills it again during its 6th year invading downtown Chattanooga (Chattanooga Theatre Centre (CTC), The Moxy Chattanooga and Miller Park) this Thursday-Sunday April 11-14. CFF has way more to offer than your average film festival and promises a weekend chock full of killer films (features and shorts blocks), workshops, presentations, podcasts and parties! CFF prides itself in sharing films with the masses that are “unique, challenging, critically significant, and a helluva lot of fun!” This year’s festival showcases films ranging from monsters, rockin’ tunes, geek magic, sinister good times and homages to classic films and bizzaro television series. Here are our top 10 reasons to high tail it on up to our wonderfully weird little sister city to the north for the Chattanooga Film Festival!

1) MALLORY O’MEARA & THE CREATURE. Delve into Mallory O’Meara’s recently released biography, The Lady from the Black Lagoon (Hanover Square Press, March 5, 2019). Take a peek into the life of Millicent Patrick, killer actress, make-up artist, special effects designer and creator of the head costume for Universal’s Gill Man, a.k.a “The Creature.” Patrick’s legacy was nearly forgotten, but O’Meara gives Patrick her due in this monstrous retrospective. O’Meara is scheduled to give a 30-minute talk, a reading and will sign books for all you Millicent Patrick fans. Catch O’Meara’s event from at 3pm on Friday, April 12 in the Classterpiece Theatre! And if you’ve never caught Jack Arnold’s monstrous classic CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) on the big screen, then you’re in for a special treat! Chill with the Creature at 8:30pm at Miller Park on Saturday, April 12!

2) CRISPIN HELLION GLOVER. Spend the night with cinema icon, Crispin Glover [BACK TO THE FUTURE franchise; television series “American Gods”; David Lynch’s WILD AT HEART (1990)] from 7pm – 11:3pm Friday, April 12, as he presents a “Big Slide Show 2,” screens IT IS FINE! EVERYTHING IS FINE (2007), which he co-directed with David Brothers and tells a psycho-sexual tale about a man with severe cerebral palsy who has a fetish for girls with long hair. According to Glover, screenwriter Steven C. Stewart “wanted to show that handicapped people are human, sexual and can be horrible” – a film you definitely will not want to miss! After the screening, stick around for a book signing and meet ‘n’ greet with Glover! An Evening with Crispin Glover takes place in the Bruce Springscreen Theatre.

3) GARY SHERMAN.  CFF Guest and horror film director/producer Gary Sherman [POLTERGEIST III (1988); DEAD & BURIED (1981)] brings you special treats at CFF this year! First, catch a screening of his ‘80s thriller film with mutilator pimps, Hollywood hookers and more, VICE SQUAD (1982) on Saturday, April 13 at 4:20pm with an introduction and Q&A afterwards with the director, screening in the Bruce Springscreen Theatre! On Sunday, April 14 at 10am, learn The Secrets of Poltergeist III with Sherman in the Classterpiece Theatre. You won’t want to miss Sherman dive deep into the “smoke and mirrors” behind the film’s practical special effects and more!

4) SO-CAL DESERT PUNK. CFF presents their Sonic Cinema Block screening of Stuart Swezey’s documentary DESOLATION CENTER (2018) and see the untold story of the Reagan-era anarchic punk rock desert events that have seeped into our culture by way of phenomena such as Burning Man, Lollapalooza, Coachella, etc. The film will be screened in the Bruce Springscreen Theatre on Saturday, April 13 at 12:30pm!

5) GEEK LOVE – EYE OF THE BEHOLDER. If you’ve ever wondered where the art for Dungeons & Dragons originated, look no further! Directors Kelley Slagle and Brian Stillman present their 2018 documentary, EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, which explores the history, influences and stories behind the artwork that helped create the world of Dungeons & Dragons. The film will be screened in Bruce Springscreen Theatre on Sunday, April 14 at 10:30pm!

6) BJORK IN THE JUNIPER TREE. Get medieval with Bjork with a 4k restoration screening of Nietzchka Keene’s debut Brothers Grim-esque film THE JUNIPER TREE (1990) on Sunday, April 14 at 8:40pm in the Bruce Springscreen Theatre!

7) METALPUNKOCALYPSE. CFF plans to rock your face of this weekend! Get hellbent during the Metal Madness After Party on Thursday, April 11 at 10pm at The Moxy, celebrating the Heavy Metal in cinema with themed cocktails, metal face painters and more! Or catch a screening of Eric Pennycoff’s heavy metal terror SADISTIC INTENTIONS (2018) on Friday, April 12 at 5pm in the Screena Turner Theatre, followed later that night by Jonas Akerlund’s LORDS OF CHAOS (2018) where an obsession with creating “true Norwegian black metal” turns truly sinister at 11:30pm! And who needs Saturday morning cartoons when you’ve got Destroy All Movies!!! The Punk on Film Panel with Zack Carlson and Bryan Connolly at 10am Saturday, April 13 at The Moxy, with a hilarious take on Hollywood vs. the Punk Rock Movement “when horror films and party comedies became infested with mohawks and mayhem!”

8) MEMPHIS ‘69. CFF presents a rare treat with a screening of Joe LaMattina’s documentary MEMPHIS ’69 (2019), which showcases the 1969 Memphis Country Blues Festival celebrating the 150th anniversary of Memphis, all thanks to Fat Possum Records’ acquisition of the nearly 50-year-old footage. LaMattina’s doc features a rare view of performances by Johnny Winter, Bukka White, Rufus Thomas and more, screening Friday, April 12 at 3:30pm in the Bruce Springscreen Theatre!

9) HELL-BENT AND BEWITCHIN’. Atlanta’s own Ben Winston’s feature debut, HELLBOUND (2018) world premieres at CFF! You won’t want to miss this witchy, satanic tribute to the classic films of the ‘70s, shot in B/W on 16mm, and described by CFF staff as giving off an “Easyrider/Texas Chain Saw Massacre/Race with the Devil vibe.” The film screens Saturday, April 13 at 2:30pm in the Bruce Springscreen Theatre! Winston and producer Tim Reis will be on hand for the film’s introduction and a post-film Q&A!

10) COWBOY WHO?
Get weird as CFF presents a screening of the first season of Canada’s bizarre children’s show “Cowboy Who” which aired from 1990-1994 (condensed to 90-oddball minutes) curated and introduced by Peter Kuplowsky. Have a wacked out good time on Saturday, April 13 at 10am in the Screena Turner Theatre.

 

Chattanooga Film Festival main hours are Thur. April 11 from 4:30pm to 12am; Fri. April 12 from 10am. to 1am; Sat. April 13 from 10am. to 1:30am; and Sun. April 14 from 10am to 12am. For more info, visit the Chattanooga Film Festival official website here.

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This Week in ATLRetro, April 8-14, 2019

Posted on: Apr 7th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Have a killer good time in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, April 8

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Make your way to The Earl for “The Texas Piano Man” Robert Ellis! Spend the night with Wild Belle at Terminal West! Get medieval with The Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Michael Flynn (Slow Runner) and Kris Gruen! Deathcore it up at 529 with the Aborted, Cryptopsy, Hideous Divinity and Ecryptus! 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!

Tuesday, April 9

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets experimental with their new Classics Series screening of Akira Kurosawa’s DREAMS (1990) at 7pm! Slink on down to The Earl for a hot ‘n’ heavy night with Thelma & The Sleaze, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, Roadkill Debutante and Gabbie Rotts!  Get some soul with Algebra Blessett at City Winery! Get ‘90s rocked with Buckcherry and Joyous Wolf at The Loft! Get your fantasy fix with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Fairy Tales at the Red Light Café! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, April 10

Emory Cinematheque continues their “History of Color Films” series with a screening of Terence Davies DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES (1988) at 7:30pm! Or make your way to Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) screening of Lana Wachowski/Lilly Wachowski’s THE MATRIX (1999) at 7:15pm! Get rocked with Todd Rundgren at the Buckhead Theatre! Or rock on down to the Masquerade for a night with the Bouncing Souls, The Bronx, The Casualties and Crazy & The Brains! Jazz it up at City Winery with the Jimmy King Experience featuring Gritz & Jelly Butter! Honkytonk it up with The Bohannons, Lee Bains III and Amen Sister at The Earl! Get folksy with John Craigie and The Steel Wheels at Eddie’s Attic! Or get classically rocked with 2Cellos and Jon McLaughlin at the Fox Theatre! Power pop it up with Kenney Howes & Friends at The Star Bar! Or rev on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Kool Kat Caroline & The Ramblers! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John LandisTHE BLUES BROTHERS (1980) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)]! Catch a double feature of Tamra DavisHALF BAKED (1998) and Seth Rogen’s THIS IS THE END (2013) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, April 11

The Clermont Lounge raises a ruckus with their  Spring Winding! featuring Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club! Get rocked for a second night with Todd Rundgren at the Buckhead Theatre! Spend the night with Carbon Leaf at City Winery! Roots rock it up with Animal Years at The Earl! Get to the root of it all with Yarn and Steve Forbert at Eddie’s Attic! Get your Finnish heavy metal fix with Children of Bodom, Swallow the Sun, Wolfheart, and Summoner’s Circle at the Masquerade! Make your way to Terminal West for a night with Kyle Hollingsworth (The String Cheese Incident) and Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds! Jazz it up with Keiko Matsui at Suite Food Lounge! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, April 12

Get rocked at The Drunken Unicorn with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer, illiterates, Fun Isn’t Fair and Radiator King! Or get your ‘70s tinged rock fix with Kool Kat Adam McIntyre’s The Pinx, HeY!ALLigator, Gnomonaut and Chrome Castle at 529! Joan Osborne is one of us at City Winery! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema debuts the tale of 20s screen sensation Louise Brooks during her teen years, Michael Engler’s THE CHAPARONE (2019) tonight! Americana it up at the Crimson Moon Café with The Texas KGB! Spend the night with Mike Killeen and David Lowery at Eddie’s Attic! Folk it up with CeCe Hetrick at the Red Light Café! Get criminal with Jamey Johnson at the Roxy! Get your fill of some haunted cabaret Atlanta rock ‘n’ roll with Sarah & The Safe Word, Favle Cry, Soviet Shiksa and Nobody’s Darlings at The Star Bar! Spend the night with Joan Baez at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get rootsy with Hayes Carll and Ben Dickey at Terminal West! Indie folk it up with Jenny Lewis at Variety Playhouse! Kool Kat Rich Desantis and the Street Fighting Band pay tribute to The Rolling Stones at Venkman’s! The Marietta Theatre Company presents YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, through April 27! Blues it up with Ike Stubblefield at the Northside Tavern! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, April 13

Hey kiddies! It’s Record Store Day, so dust off those old records and come see what’s shakin’ at vinyl shops across Atlanta! Make your way to Criminal Records as they celebrate Record Store Day with performances by Timothy Showalter (Strand of Oaks), Nathan Hardy (Microwave) and more ! Waterloo Sunset Records presents a day of tunes featuring a live set with Curtis Davis and more! Or rock over to Mojo Vinyl in Roswell as they celebrate with MOJOPALOOZA!, featuring records, live tunes, food trucks, freak shows and more! Fantasyland Records brings you a day full of limited editions, special editions and more! Rock out at The Star Bar with The Last Chance Riders, Sash the Bash and the John Pagano Band! Make your way to the Fox Theatre for their 2nd Annual Blues Festival featuring Sir Charles Jones, Calvin Richardson, Tucka, Ronnie Bell, Pokey Bear and Theodis Ealey! Get some soul with Jon B. at City Winery! Make your way to downtown Decatur for 2019’s Amplify Decatur Music Festival featuring Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Julien Baker, Kevn Kinney and The Bitteroots! Folk rock it up with Strand of Oaks and Tyler Ramsey at The Earl! Or get your folk fix with Charlie Mars at Eddie’s Attic! Spend the night with Air Supply at The Fred in Peachtree City! Bluegrass it up with Escape Vehicle at Smith’s Olde Bar! Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective funk it up with some afro-beats at Venkman’s! Stomp on down to The Vista Room for Michelle Malone & Drag the River! Make your way to the Old Smyrna Firehouse for Everyday Objects Group Art Show, featuring 15 local artists, live tintype portraits, tarot readings and more at 7pm! Get merry as the Georgia Renaissance Festival kicks off its 34th year, jousting it up every weekend through June 2! Get sinister and rock out The Highlander’s 27th Birthday Bash featuring BBQ and bands with Hembree & The Satan Sisters, Antagonizers ATL and Gunpowder Gray! Get the blues with Grant Hill at the Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, April 14

TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 60th Anniversary screening of William Wyler’s epic, BEN-HUR (1959) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! ATL Collective relives Fiona Apple’s TIDAL at City Winery! The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue presents NSFW at the Red Light Café! Jill Rock Jones revisits Nina Simone & Billie Holiday at Venkman’s! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Mel Stuart’s WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971) 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

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

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

The Marietta Theatre Company presents YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, through April 27!

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, April 1-7, 2019

Posted on: Mar 31st, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, April 1

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

Tuesday, April 2

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

Wednesday, April 3

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

Thursday, April 4

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

Friday, April 5

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

Saturday, April 6

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

Sunday, April 7

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

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, March 18-24, 2019

Posted on: Mar 17th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get retro-tastic in ATLRetro This Week and come see all the fun shenanigans we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, March 18

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Victor Fleming’s GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) at theatres across Atlanta at 6pm [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]! Get rocked with Tokyo Police Club at The Earl! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, March 19

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets experimental with their new Classics Series screening of Mikhail Kalatozov’s I AM CUBA (1964) at 7pm! Cosmic Charlie pays tribute to Pink Floyd and the Grateful Dead at City Winery! Get rootsy with The Would Be Thieves, Catherine Britt and Katrina Burgyne at the Red Light Café! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Muddy Ruckus and Alex Culbreth! 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 Pajama Party Spring Edition featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more!  Johnny Cash Now pays tribute to the Man in Black at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, March 20

Emory Cinematheque continues their “History of Color Films” series with a screening of Ingmar Bergman’s CRIES & WHISPERS (1972) at 7:30pm! Folk it up with Violet Vonder Haar at the Elliott Street Pub! Get grungy with Swervedriver the Masquerade! Rock out with the Harlequins, Butthole and Dead Neighbors at The Star Bar! Get the rockin’ blues with Cody Dickinson and Friends (North Mississippi Allstars) at Terminal West! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! 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 the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with The Wild Hares! 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 21

Videodrome and The Plaza Theater get bizarre with their Plazadrome Cult Film Series screening of Satoshi Kon’s PAPRIKA (2006) at 9:30pm! Americana it up with Lucinda Williams at the Buckhead Theatre! Spend the night with Idan Raichel at City Winery! The Star Bar delivers one hellacious hootenanny with Wonky Tonk & The Highlife, Nikki & The Phantom Callers and Kool Kat Caroline & The Ramblers! 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 22

The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2019 is the only annual conference focused on contemporary Weird fiction and is hosted by ATLRetro’s Anya Martin and Weird fiction writer, Scott Nicolay. This wickedly Weird event kicks off tonight at the Hotel Indigo in College Park with an opening reception, readings and special presentations. 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! Garage rock it up with The Woggles, Bad Spell and Rodeo Twister at The Star Bar! Spend the night with Eliot Bronson and Tony Lucca at Eddie’s Attic! Natural Wonder pays tribute to Stevie Wonder at City Winery! Spend the night with Kevn Kenney at the Crimson Moon Café! Garage rock it up with Sash the Bash, MammaBear and Alchemy at The Earl! Get your Brazilian jazz fix with Sander Panheiro at the Red Light Café! Funk it up with Disco Tendencies at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get folksy with Mountain Man at Terminal West! Get the blues with Tinsley Ellis and Coco Montoya at the Variety Playhouse! It’s a night of ‘60s and ‘70s rock ‘n’ roll at the Northside Tavern with The Rainmen! Get down with Funky Bluester at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!  Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, March 23

The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2019 gets Weird at Kool Kat Shane Morton’s Silver Scream FX Lab promising a day full of panels, readings, special presentations, wonderfully Weird spook show shenanigans, monsters and more! Rev it up at The Rockabilly Reckoning in Austell featuring Kustom Culture shenanigans, old-school cars, vintage vendors, pin-up fun, live music and more! Come on down to catch Kitty Rose & The Ramblers, Atomic Boogie, Slim & The Gems and more! Space rock it up with Spiritualized at Terminal West! Get some soul with Aaron Neville at City Winery! Yacht Rock Revue performs Talking Heads’ STOP MAKING SENSE at the Variety Playhouse! Spend the night with Eliot Bronson and Tony Lucca at Eddie’s Attic! 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! It’s Prohibition pandemonium at Tin Roof Cantina with Kool Kat Blair Crimmins & The Hookers! Catch a screening of Michel Gondry’s ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004) at The Plaza Theater, through March 25! Get adventurous with a screening of Rob Reiner’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Honkytonk it up with Georgia Soul Council at the Elliott Street Pub! Make your way to Kavarna for a night with The Soogs, The Good Graces, Sun Studies and Joshua Carpenter! Get brassy with the Wasted Potential Brass Band at the Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, March 24

The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2019 brings you a special treat at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Decatur with The Outer Dark Symposium Weird Sisters of Horror featuring several TOD Symposium guests at 1pm! Hillbilly it up at The Earl with Scott H. Biram, The Goddamn Gallows and Urban Pioneers! Rock out with Gogol Bordello and Nu Folk Rebel Alliance in Heaven at the Masquerade, or get hardcore with Sick of It All in Hell! Folk it up with David Wilcox and Bobby Long at Eddie’s Attic! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café for a night with Russ Still & The Moonshiners! Get experimental and rock out with Buckethead at the Variety Playhouse! TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a screening of Robert Mulligan’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) 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]! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s THE GODFATHER II (1974) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)]! Get some soul with Aaron Neville at City Winery! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner! And get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

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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