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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This Week in ATLRetro, March 11-17, 2019

Posted on: Mar 12th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Tuesday, March 12

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

Wednesday, March 13

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

Thursday, March 14

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

Friday, March 15

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

Saturday, March 16

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

Sunday, March 17

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

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, March 4-10, 2019

Posted on: Mar 3rd, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

ATLRetro is the bee’s knees, so come see what’s buzzin’ in Atlanta This Week!

Monday, March 4

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Get your game on at My Parents’ Basement during the IFPA Monthly Pinball Tournament! 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, March 5

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets experimental with their new Classics Series screening of Andrei Tarkovsky’s ANDREI RUBLEV (1973) at 7pm! Or catch a screening of Wim WendersWINGS OF DESIRE (1988) at 10p at The Plaza Theater! Make your way to the Fox Theatre for a night with Mariah Carey! Spend the night with the Gin Blossoms at the Buckhead Theatre! Get rocked with Queensryche at the Masquerade! It’s Fat Tuesday with The Squirrelheads at The Vista Room! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Little 5 Points Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Twang on down to Blind Willies for a Mardi Gras Party featuring The Crawdaddy’s! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, March 6

Emory Cinematheque continues their “History of Color Films” series with a screening of Michelangelo Antonioni’s THE RED DESERT (1964) at 7:30pm! Get folksy with Richard Shindell at Eddie’s Attic! Roots rock it up with Rusted Root’s Michael Gablicki and Dirk Miller at City Winery! New Power Generation celebrates the music of Prince at the Masquerade! The Star Bar eighties it up during their ‘80s Dance Party with DJ Kahle! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Baz Luhrmann’s MOULIN ROUGE (2001) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)]! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Blind Willies gets rockin’ the Cazanovas! 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 7

Hilarity ensues as Cineprov gets intergalactic and riffs James L. Conway’s HANGAR 18 (1980) at The Plaza Theater at 7:30pm! It’s a night of desert psychedelia at The Star Bar with The Holy Knives! Get retro rocked with Forever ’78 at Venkman’s! Jazz it up with Brian Simpson at Suite Food Lounge! Get your dramatic ‘50s fix with Aurora Theatre’s presentation of MEN WITH MONEY, through April 7! Get down at Blind Willies with The Shadows! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so funk it up with The Mar-Tans and have some killer island cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, March 8

The Plaza Theater presents a 20th Anniversary screening of Spike Jonze’s BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (1999), through March 11! Catch a magical screening of Robert Stevenson’s classic, MARY POPPINS (1964) at 8pm at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Rock out with Mike Gordon (Phish) at the Variety Playhouse! Rock out with The Beths and Bad Bad Hats at The Earl! Spend the night with Sonia Leigh at Eddie’s Attic! Get rocked at The Star Bar with Favx, The Minks and Abjects! Get the blues with the Randall Bramblett Band at The Vista Room! Rock out with ‘90s-esque Stand Atlantic at the Masquerade! Get some religion and shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for Elements of the Gods, A Deity Burlesque Show!  Spend the night with the Nathan Morgan Band at the Northside Tavern! Get the blues with George Hughley & 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, March 9

Get geeky and sci-fi-fantastic with a screening of Jim Mallon’s MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE MOVIE (1996) at the Center for Puppetry Arts at 8pm! Or get your fill of Atlanta’s best fantastical sci-fi goodness during the Atlanta Sci-Fi & Fantasy Expo at North Dekalb Mall, through March 10! Break a leg and make your way to Manuel’s Tavern for Essential Theatre’s Celebration of Georgia Playwrights! Rock on down to the Fox Theatre for Experience Hendrix! Get rocked with the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and Frankie & The Witch Fingers at The Earl! Get psychedelic with Scott Yoder, Plastic Man and Twisty Cats at The Star Bar! Get the rockin’ blues with Big Head Todd & The Monsters at the Buckhead Theatre! Get your fill of some traditional Mexican tunes with Pancho Barraza at The Roxy! Get retro-tastic with PARADOCS at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Make your way to the Historic Oakland Cemetery for Malts & Vaults, where beer meets history, featuring authors Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle! Get countrified and outlawed with Sarah Shook & The Disarmers at Aisle 5! Eighties it up with Electric Avenue at The Vista Room! The Alliance Theatre presents their production of THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Woodruff Arts Center, through April 14! Blues it up at the Northside Tavern with Bill Sheffield and Little Joey’s Jumpin’ Jive! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! Boogie down with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willies! Get the blues with Dani Mac & Company at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, March 10

Diane Durrett & Soul Suga dish out a night of rockin’ soul at Eddie’s Attic, and bluegrass it up with The Cleverlys!  Americana it up at City Winery with Cowboy Junkies! Make your way to Venkman’s for Yacht Rock Revue Unplugged! Catch an 80th Anniversary Flashback Cinema screening of Victor Fleming’s THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)]! Mudcat gets down at Blind Willies! 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, Feb. 25-March 3, 2019

Posted on: Feb 24th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, February 25

Geek it up with our favorite intergalactic scoundrel Hans Solo as Jon Waterhouse hosts Drink and Draw February Edition at My Parents’ Basement! 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, February 26

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets experimental and bizarre as they kick off their new Classics Series with a screening of David Lynch’s ERASERHEAD (1977) at 7pm! Jam on down to the Red Light Café for a night with John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra)!  The Fifth Third Bank Broadway presents LES MISERABLES at the Fox Theatre through Mar. 3! Rock out with Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at City Winery! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Little 5 Points Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Get the blues with the Nick Johnson at Blind Willies! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, February 27

Emory Cinematheque continues their “History of Color Films” series with a special screening of a rare IB Technicolor print at 7:30pm! Get folksy with Lowland Hum at Eddie’s Attic! Catch a double feature of Malcolm D. Lee’s UNDERCOVER BROTHER (2002) and Jeff Pollack’s BOOTY CALL (1997) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Catch a screening of Victor Fleming’s GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! The Star Bar eighties it up during their ‘80s Dance Party with DJ Kahle! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Robert ZemeckisFORREST GUMP (1994) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)]! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Blind Willies gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, February 28

Get rocked at The Earl with Anna Kramer & The Lost Cause, Bad Spell and Black Cat Rising! Or experience Tim McDonough’s presentation of A BUNCH OF WAYS I’D LIKE TO DIE at Synchronicity Theatre, running through March 3! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for The Candybox Revue’s Burlesque Karaoke! Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Victor Fleming’s GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) 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); 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]! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Asleep at the Wheel String Band! Get rocked with The Mother Hips at Smith’s Olde Bar! Jazz it up with Marion Meadows at Suite Food Lounge! City Winery bluegrasses it up with an evening with Leftover Salmon! Rae & The Royal Peacocks get down at Blind Willies! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with The Knotty Boys and some killer island cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, March 1

Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho-Devilles at Motorheads in McDonough! Americana it up with Paul Thorn and Amy Black at the Variety Playhouse! The Center for Puppetry Arts presents ASHES, a show based on Gaute Heivoll’s Before I Burn, through March 3! The Vista Room presents El Scorcho (Weezer tribute) vs. February Stars (Foo Fighters tribute), with special guests Semi-Charmed! Get down with the Atlanta Funk Society at Venkman’s! Get jazzy with Trey Wright at the Red Light Café! Boogie down to 529 for Neon Queen – Alternative ABBA followed by an ‘80s dance party! Catch a screening of Roger Michell’s NOTTING HILL (1999) at 7pm at SCADShow! Zydefunk gets down at their King Cake Party at the Northside Tavern! Get the blues with George Hughley & 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, March 2

Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café as Sadie Hawkins and Last Pasties Standing Goes on Spring Break! The coming of spring shows its little head at the Historic Oakland Cemetery during their Daffodil Day celebration! Or make your way downtown to the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival! Hilarity ensues as you get down and dirty during a Roast of Disney Villains at the Highland Inn Ballroom & Lounge! Get some Bayou Soul with Marc Broussard with Jamie McLean at the Variety Playhouse! Eddie’s Attic brings you Delta Moon! Tribute relives the tunes of the Allman Brothers at City Winery! Make your way to Venkman’s for a special acoustic show with Yacht Rock Revue, followed by Rock & Roll Animals (Lou Reed tribute) with special guests Chris Edmonds & Band! Zydefunk gets down at their King Cake Party at the Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! Boogie down with Selwyn Birchwood 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, March 3

Park Tavern delivers a hootenanny and a half with WRFG’s Americana in the Park featuring live tunes with Kool Kat Amy Pike and The Bonaventure Quartet, Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Riders Car Club, Russ Still & The Moonshiners, The Seed & Feed Marching Abominable, Catherine Thompson, and more! Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Victor Fleming’s GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) 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); 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]! Outlaw it up with Michael Martin Murphy and The Black Lillies at Eddie’s Attic! Street Fighting Band pays tribute to The Rolling Stones at City Winery! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Baz Luhrmann’s MOULIN ROUGE (2001) 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, February 18-24, 2019

Posted on: Feb 17th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, February 18

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

Tuesday, February 19

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


Wednesday, February 20

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

Thursday, February 21

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

Friday, February 22

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

Saturday, February 23

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

Sunday, February 24

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

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kool Kat of the Week: Atlanta Tikiphile Allison Chaffin Gets Mugs-y and Lounges it up at the Inaugural Inuhele Atlanta Tiki Weekender February 15-16

Posted on: Feb 12th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Tikiphiles unite! Get your ukuleles ready and hula on down to the first ever Inuhele Atlanta Tiki Weekender and second annual Atlanta HomeBar Tour Friday – Saturday (Feb. 15-16) at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center, brought to you by our Kool Kat of the Week, tiki aficionado Allison Chaffin (Mug Crate) along with her husband and tiki partner-in-crime Jonathan Chaffin of Horror in Clay (see our Shop Around feature here). You won’t want to miss a weekend chock full of tiki bar-hopping, panels, vendors, bands, demos, sharing of ideas, community building and all things Polynesian! The Atlanta Marriott Century Center is located at 2000 Century Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345. Standard tickets – $99 (access to Friday and Saturday events)/Deluxe – $140/VIP – $249. For more information and the complete Inuhele Atlanta Tiki Weekend schedule, visit the website here or the Facebook event page here.

ATLRetro caught up with Allison to chat about Inuhele Atlanta Tiki Weekender, her love of all things tiki and Polynesian, and Atlanta’s hidden tiki culture.

ATLRetro: We are so excited for Inuhele: Atlanta’s Tiki Weekend! Can you tell us a little about how this event came together and the history of Inuhele?

Allison Chaffin: Last year we headed up a homebar tour that visited four home tiki bars in the Atlanta area. We named the tour “Inuhele,” which means “cocktail journey.” I feel that many people encounter tiki culture first through cocktails and then as they learn more find out that it is much more than that. During the homebar tour last year, many of the participants discussed wanting to have a bigger event in the future – so this year we are trying a full weekend event that still has the homebar tour on Sunday (which sold out immediately!), but also has a tour of the professional tiki bars in Atlanta and much more tiki culture to offer – art, music, fashion, food, and of course cocktails.

Any special events you’re taking part in at the event you’d like to share with our readers?

The weekend event has so many different things going on that I think everyone can find something special for them. I think some of the highlights for me are the drawing class with Derek Yaniger on Friday afternoon; the hop-on hop-off bus tour to Trader Vic’s, Tiki Tango and Tiki Iniki on Friday night; the art in the vending room from all over the country; the Lavalava Revue & Conga & Talent Show; the Iron Tikitender bartending competition; and the Volcano Worshipper’s Hour that I am helping to plan (you have to come to find out).

What drew you to Polynesian and tiki culture?

Actually, my husband and I had one of our first dates at Trader Vic’s at an old Tiki Torch night. These were events at Trader Vic’s that had artists, Polynesian dancers, bands, and of course cocktails and food. We planned to go and have one cocktail and check out the art and ended up staying for dinner. After that, we started seeing if tiki bars were in cities we were traveling through so we could check them out as well. We even planned Jonathan’s birthday one year around going to the Mai Kai in Ft. Lauderdale. We convinced thirty of our friends to travel to Ft. Lauderdale and spend the weekend and go to the Mai Kai and the Wreck Bar to see the Mermaids.

As huge fans of Horror in Clay, can you tell our readers the wonderful secret dark history of the company you share with your husband, Jonathan, and what drew you guys to the art of tiki mugs?

I purchased Jonathan a tiki mug for $0.10 at a prop warehouse sale years ago. This one mug started an obsession of collecting tiki mugs and ultimately art. About seven years ago, he was looking for various mugs and wanted one of Cthulhu. He thought this would be a great mug to have and no one at the time had created one, so he decided to tackle that as a need.  Luckily, he was not the only person who wanted a Cthulhu tiki mug, so we ended up running our first Kickstarter to fund the mug. Based on the success of that mug, he has continued to create more mugs based on horror fiction, and now we have nine different mugs in his collection from various artists, podcasts, and even a haunted house.

Tiki pop culture had a huge draw in the ‘90s with the resurgence of rockabilly and retro events, and we’re seeing it come back into the scene here in Atlanta with several new tiki bars opening. What do you think it is that draws generation after generation to this pop culture?

I think a lot of it has to do with escapism from the normal world. When you walk into a tiki bar, you are transported to a new environment that often time reminds you of your last vacation. I often refer to a night out at SOS Tiki Bar in Decatur as a mini vacation.

We see that you are the creative force behind MugCrate. Can you tell us a little about the company?

MugCrate is a quarterly curated subscription box. Each quarter I strive to put together a small themed tiki experience. The boxes contain at least one tiki mug and then art, bartending tools, or other tiki items. We have brought in mugs from England and items from all over the US. I work with smaller artists to get their items in the box to introduce them to a larger audience. It is amazing how many small artists are out there that I discover every month.

Who is your favorite local tiki/pop-culture artist and why?

That is a hard question. I really love so many different artists in the tiki community. I think it would come down to the type of art and what you mean by local. I am currently in love with Kymm Bang’s gravel art pieces.  They are amazing and she will be at Inuhele this weekend. I also love the amazing mug sculptures of many of the mugs for Eekum Bookum being produced by John Mulder and Pat Vassar. They produced the mug for Inuhele last year and this year and I cannot wait to see the final product. Of course, I also think my husband is a creative genius and all of his collections are full of so many in-jokes and hidden meanings that they are fun to explore.

Which tiki bars would you recommend for our readers and what is it specifically about that venue that you like?

Well, in Atlanta we are luckily enough now to have 4 tiki bars – Trader Vic’s, SOS Tiki Bar, Tiki Tango, and Tiki Iniki. I love to go to Trader Vics’ for a great menu and classic tiki drink, SOS currently has my favorite drink of all time – the Haitian Swizzle, and I am looking forward to exploring the three-floor tiki clubhouse that is Tiki Tango –  the newest tiki bar in the Atlanta area.

Favorite tiki/island foods you’d care to share with our readers?

I am not a cooked fruit kind of person, so my island food leans closer to the Asian side of things. I love good Crab Rangoon, BBQ Short Ribs, and eggrolls.

Any favorite local surf/island bands our readers should be aware of?

I am not a huge band person, so probably not the right person to ask. I did hear the The Mystery Men? play in Macon as well as here in Atlanta at the Southern Surf Stompfest and I am looking forward to hearing them again this weekend at Inuhele.

What’s next for Allison Chaffin? Inuhele? Any other exciting events coming down the pike we should keep our eyes open for?

Right now we are trying not to plan any new things since we have been focused on Inuhele for the last six months. Of course, I have heard that Horror In Clay might be coming out with a new mug in the next few months. Stayed turned for more information…

And last but not least, what are you looking forward to most that our readers should keep their eyes open for at this weekend’s event?

Inuhele is going to be an awesome adventure for anyone that attends. We have so many things going on that everyone can plan their own perfect adventure for the weekend or even just the day. I know that I personally am looking forward to the panels on Food and Fashion, the trading post (our vending room), and the Iron Tikitender competition Saturday night. Of course, above all of that I am looking forward to meeting all the wonderful people that are part of the tiki community in Atlanta. We are finding new groups of tiki loving people every day and are looking forward to seeing what the future will bring with this amazing group of tikiphiles!

Photos courtesy of Allison and Jonathan Chaffin and used with permission.

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ATLRetro’s Throwback to the 20th Century St. Valentine’s Day Guide 2019 – Our Top Picks for Gettin’ Cozy With Cupid, Retro-Style!

Posted on: Feb 11th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Hey all you dapper fellas and glitzy gals! Cupid got your tongue? “Be Mine” vintage-style this year and celebrate all that is vintage and Valentine’s in ATLRetro!

1. CROONERS, RED HOT JAZZ ‘N’ BLUES. Salsa it up this Valentine’s Day with Bandleader Gilberto Santa Rosa at The Roxy (Feb. 14)! The Vista Room gets jazzy with Joe Gransdens Valentine’s Dinner Show at 8pm, featuring a Prix Fixe Menu (Feb. 14)! The Fox Theatre gets some soul and jazzes it up with their 13th Annual Valentine Celebration for Lovers & Friends featuring Baby Face and Keith Sweat (Feb. 14)! Jazz it up with Phil Perry at Suite Food Lounge (Feb. 14)! Empress of the Blues Sandra Hall & The Shadows bring you a special bluesy Valentine’s Day at Blind Willies (Feb 14)! Orchestra Noir gifts you with their Black-Tie Valentine’s evening at The Wimbush House, with two concerts, dinner, a soiree and more [5:30pm and 8:30pm] (Feb. 14)!

2. BLACKHEARTS ROCK ‘N’ HOOTENANNIES GALORE. The Star Bar gets hellacious with some horror, love ‘n’ punk during the first annual BIG RED BALL, featuring The Living Deads, Slim & The Gems, and Crypt 24 (Feb. 14)!  Have a psychobilly Valentine’s Day with the Gutter Demons and Screamin’ Demons at The Earl (Feb. 14)! If yer hankerin’ for a night of love won, love lost and just some plain ‘ol foot stompin’ tunes, make your way to the Clermont Lounge for a night with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club (Feb. 14)! Stomp on down to the Red Clay Theatre for a folksy night with Suzy Bogguss (Feb. 14)! Jam it up at the Tabernacle with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (Feb. 14)! Bluegrass it up at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s Strand Ole Opry: Love & Heartbreak concert at 8pm (Feb. 16)!

3. OH LA LA!Have a sin-sational time atPULP’s free adults-only event, THE X-SHOW featuring erotic art, champagne, chocolate by local artists as well as art by Clive Barker, Larry Clark, Jock Sturges, and ‘70s skin-sational star Annie Sprinkle, from 6-10pm (Feb. 14)! Get sinfully seductive at and shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for Just Can’t Quit You: A Valentine’s Burlesque Show (Feb. 14)!

4. MEDIEVAL & CLASSIC. For all you knights in shining armor, get really retro and romantic with the royal one in your life and joust on down to Medieval Times for their Valentine’s Celebration$110 gets you 2 admissions, a photo, champagne in keepsake glasses and more (Feb. 4-17)!

5. GROOVIN’ UP SLOWLY.  ATL Collective presents Sade’s “Love Deluxe” at Venkman’s, 8pm (Feb. 14 & 15)! Surf on down to City Winery for a night of acoustic tunes with Donavon Frankenreiter and Brett Bigelow (Feb. 14)! Yacht rock it up with Gino Vannelli at Center Stage (Feb. 15)! Or be a smooth operator and sail on down to Park Tavern in Piedmont Park for Yacht Rock Schooner’s evening of smooth and silly love songs! It’ll be an evening of smooth 70s and 80s love songs, so put on your dancin’ shoes and come aboard (Feb. 15)!

6. LOVIN’ ON THE SILVER SCREEN. Feb. 13 Emory Cinematheque screens Vincente Minnelli’s AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) at 7:30pm! ‘Here’s looking at you kid!’ Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Michael CurtizCASABLANCA (1942) starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman 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)]! WUSSY MAG gets all hopeless and romantic with a screening of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘90s classic, ROMEO + JULIETTE (1996) at The Plaza Theater with two screenings at 7pm and 10:30pm, including lobby shenanigans, prizes and more! Get adventurous and catch a screening of Rob Reiner’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) at SCADShow at 6pm! Relive Emile Ardolino’s DIRTY DANCING (1987) at theatres across Atlanta at [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); 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]! Feb. 14 – Celebrate awkward love with a 30th Anniversary screening of Rob Reiner’s WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989) at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! Horror Is for Lovers at Sidebar promises a night of screenings of obscure horror flicks on VHS, tasty food and bottomless sangria, from 7-11pm! The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Paul Mazursky’s ENEMIES, A LOVE STORY (1989) at Perimeter Pointe 10 at 7pm, and a 20th Anniversary screening of Rolf Schubel’s GLOOMY SUNDAY (1999) at the Regal Tara 4 at 7:20pm! Feb. 15 – Take a peek at love and romance Old Hollywood-style with a screening of CASABLANCA at The Earl Smith Strand Theater at 8pm, featuring a live organ pops variety show and sing-along featuring The Strand’s Mighty Allen Theatre Organ at 7:30pm! Or if you’re lookin’ for a little late-night rendezvous with a few transsexual aliens, stick around and catch The Strand’s screening of Jim Sharman’s THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at 12am! Spend the night with your partner in crime at SCADShow’s screening of Arthur Penn’s BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) at 7pm! The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Paul Mazursky’s ENEMIES, A LOVE STORY (1989) at the Regal Tara 4 at 1:50pm! Feb. 16I put a spell on you, so come on by The Plaza Theater for their premiere screening of Anne Biller’s THE LOVE WITCH (2016)!

7. CUPID’S CULINARY DELIGHTS.  The French are known for their romantic gestures, so get romantic at Petite Violette (formerly Petite Auberge) for their special 5-course Valentine’s Day Menu beginning at 5:30pm, featuring live entertainment and more for $79.95/person (Feb. 14)!

8. WE GOTH YOU COVERED.  Spook on down to Folklore Haunted House in Acworth for their My Bloody Valentine haunt at 7pm (Feb. 15 & 16)! The Highlander brings you NOCTURNIA, Atlanta’s Premier Goth/Industrial Dance Party, a post-Valentine’s Day Defibrillation at 10pm (Feb. 16)!

9. VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD. It’s lights, camera, action on the most romantic Valentine’s Day experience in Atlanta as Valentines in the Garden: Old Hollywood brings vintage cinema to life at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Enjoy an array of savory bites and desserts from Atlanta’s top chefs, plus dancing, giveaways, vow renewals, cash bars and the only public nighttime viewing of Orchid Daze, where thousands of exotic orchids are showcased in fascinating new ways.  Admission is $50 per person, $45 per person for Garden members. Longleaf restaurant is fully booked for this evening. Please note the following details: A $55 three-course, prix fixe menu will be available (Feb. 14).

10. COMEDY, THEATRE, & SCIENCE, OH MY! Be a pair of star-crossed lovers at the Shakespeare Tavern’s 19th Anniversary Valentine’s performance “Romeo & Juliet” at 7:30pm (Feb. 14), and get the opportunity to catch the show through Feb. 24! Or have a raucous romantic laugh as The Village Theatre brings you SH!T-FACED SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO & JULIET at 7:30pm (Feb. 14-23)!

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This Week in ATLRetro, Feb. 11-17, 2019

Posted on: Feb 10th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

ATLRetro is the bee’s knees This Week! Come see what we’ve found for you!

Monday, February 11

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, February 12

Freak show it up with the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow at Smith’s Olde Bar! Shimmy it up with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Hearts & Heartbreakers at the Red Light Café! Rock out at The Earl with Some Kind of Nightmare, The Aggravated, Hembre & The Satan Sisters and Blue Tower! Spend the night with Copeland at the Masquerade! Hey nostalgic kiddies, why not make your way to Battle & Brew for Opening Night of their Nickelodeon Art Show! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Little 5 Points Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Get the blues with the Boohoo Ramblers at Blind Willies! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, February 13

Emory Cinematheque continues their “History of Color Films” series with a screening of Vincente Minnelli’s AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) at 7:30pm! WUSSY MAG gets all hopeless and romantic with a screening of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘90s classic, ROMEO + JULIETTE (1996) at The Plaza Theater with two screenings at 7pm and 10:30pm, including lobby shenanigans, prizes and more! Catch a double feature of John Singleton’s POETIC JUSTICE (1993) and Louis C. K’s POOTIE TANG (2001) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Relive Emile Ardolino’s DIRTY DANCING (1987) at theatres across Atlanta at [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); 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]! Folk it up with Alan Doyle and Whitney Rose at City Winery! Catch a screening of Heather Lenz’ documentary, KUSAMA – INFINITY: THE LIFE AND ART OF YAYOI KUSAMA (2018) at the High Museum, followed by a talk with Producer Karen Johnson! The Star Bar eighties it up during their ‘80s Dance Party with DJ Kahle! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Get adventurous and catch a screening of Rob Reiner’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) at SCADShow at 6pm! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Michael CurtizCASABLANCA (1942) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)]! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Blind Willies get some soul with Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, February 14

It’s St. Valentine’s Day folks and you know what that means! We’ve dug up a variety of rockin’ vintage shindigs taking place tonight, that we know will get your blood pumping and all set for that shot to the heart! Keep your eyes peeled for our Throwback to the 20th Century Valentine’s Day Guide, coming soon! Psychobilly it up with the Gutter Demons and Screamin’ Demons at The Earl! The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Paul Mazursky’s ENEMIES, A LOVE STORY (1989) at Perimeter Pointe 10 at 7pm, and a 20th Anniversary screening of Rolf Schubel’s GLOOMY SUNDAY (1999) at the Regal Tara 4 at 7:20pm! Jam it up at the Tabernacle with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead! Take a flight to Piedmont Park for Atlanta Balloon Glow, through Feb. 17! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes and some killer island cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, February 15

For those who prefer alternate history to reality and fantasy, travel way back in time during this year’s 3-day event (Feb. 15-17), AnachroCon 2019 – Time Traveler’s Ball, celebrating historical reenactments, Steampunk, science-fiction, classic horror, literature, fashion and a cornucopia of indulgences at the Hilton Airport Atlanta! Or, get your ukuleles ready and hula on down to the first ever Inuhele Atlanta Tiki Weekender and second annual Atlanta HomeBar Tour Friday – Saturday (Feb. 15-16) at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center hosted by Jonathan Chaffin and Horror in Clay (see our Shop Around feature here) and Mug Crate. Surf on into Friday night’s events with a wide variety of panels including Chaffin’s “Tikiphiles United,” daddy-o’est and ATLRetro-tastic artist extraordinaire, Derek Yaniger’s (see our Kool Kat interview with Derek here) “Doodlin’ with Derek,” and James Honeycut’s “Surf Music 101!” Or get a fright and experience the first ever Inuhele Tiki SpookShow (2 live sets) with none other than our very own Kool Kat Shane Morton, a.k.a. Ghost Host with the Most, Prof. Morte and his band of go-go island ghouls, magic tricks, jokes, spectacle, frights and more! (Check out our soon to be Kool Kat of the Week, Allison Chaffin, coming soon!)

Make your way to City Winery for a night with Steve Earle, Channing Wilson and Shannon McNally! Cocktail it up at Tiki Tango as they attempt to make the World’s Largest Mai Tai! Rock on down to The Highlander for a night with Taj Motel Trio, The Breaks and The Breaknecks! Catch a screening of Bill Gunn’s GANJA & HESS (1973) at The Plaza Theaterat 8pm! The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Paul Mazursky’s ENEMIES, A LOVE STORY (1989) at the Regal Tara 4 at 1:50pm! Catch a midnight screening of Jim Sharman’s THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Jazz it up with Tabreeca Woodside at the High Museum’s Friday Night Jazz event! Yacht rock it up with Gino Vannelli at Center Stage! Get rootsy at The Earl with Los Colognes and Migrant Worker! Get funky with Here Come the Mummies at Terminal West! Spend the night with The Crystal Method at the Variety Playhouse! Rock out at The Star Bar with Timmy James and The Blue Flames, Kool Kat Adam McItyre with The Pinx and Johnny D! Blues it up with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Damon Fowler gets down at Blind Willies! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, February 16

It’s day 2 of AnachroCon 2019 – Time Traveler’s Ball, dishing out anything and everything Victorian, Steampunk and more! It’s day 2 of Inuhele Atlanta Tiki Weekender featuring the Lava-lava Revue & Conga (part talent show/part fashion show), fire dancers, panels on all things island and tiki including history, cocktails, cooking, and art! And you won’t want to miss The Iron Tikitender On Tour Bartending Competition and live entertainment like The Mystery Men? and Kinky Waikiki and more! Get hell-bent for a cause during the House of Heavy Metal Horror: Donatin’ for Satan event raising donations for LGBTQ youth, featuring hellacious tunes by  The Valkyrie (Kool Kat Shane Morton), Kool Kats The Casket Creatures, ELZIG and Bigfoot! It’s Prohibition pandemonium at The Earl with Kool Kat Blair Crimmins & the Hookers and Blood on the Harp! Afrobeat it up with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 at the Masquerade! Spend the night with Al Di Meola (2 shows) at City Winery! Delbert McClinton lays down some Texas roots at the Variety Playhouse! Get to jammin’ at The Vista Room with Frankly Scarlet and the Captain Midnight Band! Funk it up at Venkman’s with Mausiki Scales & The Common Ground and Khari Cabral Simmons! Flamenco on down to the Rialto Arts Center for a night with Farruquito! Rock out with Stabbing Westward at Center Stage! Stomp on down to the Crimson Moon Cafe for a night with Roxie Watson! Spend the night with Switchfoot at the Tabernacle! New Sensation pays tribute to INXS at Vinyl! Make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night with Bill Sheffield and The Rockaholics! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! Blues it up with Big Bill Morganfield 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, February 17

It’s day 3 and your last chance to experience alternate history at AnachroCon 2019 – Time Traveler’s Ball! Funk it up at Venkman’s with The Funky Knuckles and the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra! The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival presents a 40th Anniversary screening of Robert Aldrich’s THE FRISCO KID (1979) at Perimeter Pointe 10 at 7:40pm! Procol Harum rocks out at City Winery! The Wildflowers pay tribute to Tom Petty at MadLife Stage & Studios! Folk rock it up with Quickchester at The Vista Room! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre screens Steven Spielberg’s THE COLOR PURPLE (1985) at 3pm! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a screening of George Cukor’s MY FAIR LADY (1965) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Spend the night with Strung Like a Horse at Smith’s Olde Bar! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Robert Mulligan’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)]! Funk it up with 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 EVER AFTER, through Feb. 17! (LAST CHANCE!)

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

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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Mai Tai it Up and Get Ready for Island Adventures as the First Ever INUHELE ATLANTA TIKI WEEKENDER Heats up Atlanta Feb 15-17!

Posted on: Feb 5th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get your ukuleles ready and hula on down to the first ever Inuhele Atlanta Tiki Weekender and second annual Atlanta HomeBar Tour Friday – Sunday (Feb. 15-17) at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center brought to you by Jonathan Chaffin and Horror in Clay (see our Shop Around feature here) and Mug Crate. You won’t want to miss a weekend chock full of tiki bar-hopping, panels, vendors, bands, demos, sharing of ideas, community building and all things Polynesian!

Surf on into Friday night’s events with a wide variety of panels including Jonathan Chaffin’s “Tikiphiles United,” daddy-o’est and ATLRetro-tastic artist extraordinaire Derek Yaniger’s (see our Kool Kat interview with Derek here) “Doodlin’ with Derek,” and James Honeycut’s “Surf Music 101!” Or get a fright at the first ever Inuhele Tiki SpookShow (two live sets) with none other than our very own Kool Kat Shane Morton, a.k.a. Ghost Host with the Most, Prof. Morte and his band of go-go island ghouls, magic tricks, jokes, spectacle and frights! Or take a tiki trip on the “Hop On Hop Off Bar Tour Buses” departing every 20 minutes from the front of the hotel. Tour buses will ferry you to island adventures at Trader Vic’s , Tiki Tango and Tiki Iniki  from 6 pm – midnight. VIPs can choose from a private excursion to SOS on Friday or  Tiki Tango on Saturday. And don’t forget to hit up the Trading Post and Bazaar filled with a wide variety of funky retro island vendors.

Saturday events include Lava-lava Revue & Conga (part talent show/part fashion show), fire dancers, panels on all things island and tiki including history, cocktails, cooking and art! You won’t want to miss The Iron Tikitender On Tour Bartending Competition and live entertainment like The Mystery Men? and Kinky Waikiki. Check out our soon to be Kool Kat of the Week, Allison Chaffin as she hosts Team Trivia, and don’t forget to drop by the Bazaar to meet authors Tim “Swanky” Glazner, who will be signing copies of MAI-KAI: HISTORY AND MYSTERY OF THE ICONIC TIKI RESTAURANT from noon to 1 pm, and Darren Long, who will be signing OMNI HUT: CELEBRATING TENNESSEE’S TIKI TREASURE from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Gather your grass skirts and your tiki mugs and Mai Tai it up with the best of ‘em this weekend!

The Atlanta Marriott Century Center is located at 2000 Century Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345. Standard tickets – $99 (access to Friday and Saturday events)/Deluxe – $140/VIP – $249. Note: Deluxe and VIP tickets are only available until Sunday Feb. 10 at noon ET!

For more information and the complete Inuhele Atlanta Tiki Weekend schedule, visit the website here or the Facebook event page here.

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This Week in ATLRetro, Feb. 4-10, 2019

Posted on: Feb 3rd, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get retro-tastic and come see what’s shakin’ This Week in ATLRetro!

Monday, February 4

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! The Plaza Theater presents a 20th Anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick’s final film EYES WIDE SHUT (1999) at 9:30pm! Get folksy with The Ugly Architect and Mihaly at the Red Light Café! Spend the night with the Emerald Empire Band at The Vista Room! Make your way to 529 for Kevin Scott’s King Psyche Out Mondays, featuring Justin Stanton (Snarky Puppy)! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, February 5

Get your Gypsy punk fix with DeVotchKa and Neyla Pekarek at Terminal West! TCM Presents a special 80th Anniversary screening of Victor Fleming’s THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) at theatres across Atlanta at 7pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! The Aurora Theatre presents A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, through Feb. 10! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Little 5 Points Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Get the blues with Andrew Black at Blind Willies! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, February 6

Emory Cinematheque continues their “History of Color Films” series with a screening of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (1946) at 7:30pm! The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival kicks off tonight and runs through Feb. 26 at venues across Atlanta! Thrash on over to the Masquerade for a night in Hell with Soulfly, Kataklysm, Incite, Chaoseum, Prime Mover and Tombstone Blue! Make your way to Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) screening of Michael CurtizCASABLANCA (1942) at 7:15pm! The Star Bar eighties it up during their ‘80s Dance Party with DJ Kahle! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Join the [REDACTED] Film Club, a free weekly film screening (different monthly themes) hosted by Videodrome and Patina Pictures, and catch a super secret screening at the Georgia Beer Garden at 7pm, through April 24! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Fred Zinnemann’s OKLAHOMA (1955) 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! St. James Live! Blind Willies gets the blues with the Cazanovas! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, February 7

Rock out with Joe Jackson at Center Stage! Get avant-garde as the High Museum and Film Love Atlanta (Kool Kat Andy Ditzler) continue their film series with light motion surface depth screen room viewer projector at 7pm! Bar brawl it up as Cineprov makes a hilarious trip to The Double Deuce as they riff Rowdy Herrington’s ROAD HOUSE (1989) at The Plaza Theater (7:30pm)! ATL Collective relives Aretha Franklin’s YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK at The Vista Room! Groove on down to Venkman’s for Ladies of ‘60s Soul! Get Texas countrified with Wade Bowen at City Winery! Americana on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Caleb Caudle! Take a walk through history during the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s African American History Tours, through Feb. 20! Help celebrate Joni Mitchell with a special one night only screening of JONI 75: A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (2019) at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema at 7pm! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes and some killer island cocktails! Take a trip to Blind Willies for a night with Frankie’s Blues Mission! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, February 8

Get goth rocked at the Masquerade with Peter Murphy’s 40 Years of Bauhaus featuring David J, Desert Mountain Tribe, Vinsantos and Richard Thorne! Make your way to The Star Bar for a night with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer, The Trouble Obscene, The Stoplight Roses and SubuTech! Mike Zohn of Obscura Antiques & Oddities and the TV show “Oddities” together with Freeman and Fugate Oddities Co. get bizarre and present The Atlanta Oddities Market Pre-Party at the Highland Inn Ballroom & Lounge, featuring vendors from near and far, Sideshow performances by Captain & Maybelle, an Authentic Tintype Photo booth and more! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at The Wing in Marietta! Make your way to Vinyl for a night with SONTALK! Spend the night with Sidney Poitier with a screening of Stanley Kramer’s GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! The Highlander dishes out an ode to love gone wrong with their Broken Hearts & Bloody Valentines Art Show! Get some soul and make your way to Venkman’s for Amy! Amy! Amy! A Celebration of Amy Winehouse! Bluegrass it up with the David Bromberg Quintet and The Talbot Brothers at City Winery! Get the blues with the Hughes Taylor Band at the Crimson Moon Cafe! Surf rock it up at The Drunken Unicorn with the Antarcticats and Superbody! Stomp on down to The Earl for a night with The Lil Smokies and The Michigan Rattlers! Make your way to MadLife Stage & Studios for a funky night with Bumpin the Mango followed by Madman’s Diary (Ozzy tribute)! Folk it up with The Kennedys at the Red Clay Theatre! Bombshell Burlesque delivers a Taste of New Orleans at the Red Light Café! Get some heavy brassy soul with the Rebirth Brass Band at Terminal West! Stomp on down to the Variety Playhouse for a night with the Yonder Mountain String Band and Handmade Moments! Pulp Atlanta presents Neil Diamond’s PSYCHO: THE MUSICAL, through Feb. 9! Get funky at the Northside Tavern with Zydefunk! George Hughley & The Shadows get down at Blind Willies! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, February 9

Get bizarre and make your way to The Atlanta Oddities Market at The Circus School of Atlanta at 11am! Rockabilly it up during Venkman’s Bottomless Mimosa Brunch with Rodeo Twister! Or honky-tonk it up with The Georgia Soul Council at Park Tavern! Ghosts and love collide at the Historic Oakland Cemetery with their Love Stories of Oakland tours running through Feb. 10! Make your way to the Center for Puppetry ArtsPuppetry and Stop Motion in the Silent Era event at 8pm! Get down with G Love & Special Sauce at the Variety Playhouse! Sunny Ortiz (Widespread Panic) celebrates the music of Santana at The Vista Room! Rev on down to the Dixie Tavern for a night with Hillbilly Casino and Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah! Get folksy with Muriel Anderson at the Red Clay Theatre! Rock out with The Suffers and The Hipps at Vinyl! Garage rock it up with The Young Antiques, The Channel Three and Love Letter at The Star Bar! Get acoustic with The Foothill Brothers at Eddie’s Attic! Pulp Atlanta presents their final performance of Neil Diamond’s PSYCHO: THE MUSICAL! Make your way to the Northside Tavern for a night with Bill Sheffield and The Vipers! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! Blues it up with Sandra Hall & The Shadows 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, February 10

Get your bloody heart a’ fluttering at Battle & Brew’s Broken Hearts Valentine’s Day Market with a killer line up of venders including Kool Kat Shane Morton and the Silver Scream FX Lab, Kool Kat Chris Hamer of Urbnpop and more! Make your way to Pulp Atlanta to catch a screening of the first British black feature film, Horace Ove’s PRESSURE (1976) at 4pm! Or get wickedly weird this season of love and lust and pick up some local art goodies at the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club’s Lovecrafts: Valentine’s Edition from 1-6pm! Groove on over to Venkman’s for Yacht Rock Revue Unplugged! Relive Emile Ardolino’s DIRTY DANCING (1987) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); 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]! Boomers Gone Wild brings you ‘60s and ‘70s rock covers at the Crimson Moon Cafe! The Fab Four pay tribute to The Beatles at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get your bluegrass fix with Sierra Hull and the 10 String Symphony at the Variety Playhouse! Spend the night with BJ Barham at Eddie’s Attic! Geek it up during Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up Blind Willies! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Michael CurtizCASABLANCA (1942) 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

Pulp Atlanta presents Neil Diamond’s PSYCHO: THE MUSICAL, through Feb. 9! (LAST CHANCE!)

The Aurora Theatre presents A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, through Feb. 10! (LAST CHANCE!)

The Alliance Theatre presents EVER AFTER, through Feb. 17!

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

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!

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