This Week in ATLRetro, January 20-26, 2020

Posted on: Jan 20th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, January 20

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

Tuesday, January 21

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

Wednesday, January 22

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

Thursday, January 23

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

Friday, January 24

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

Saturday, January 25

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

Sunday, January 26

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

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, January 13-19, 2020

Posted on: Jan 12th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, January 13

Blue Ribbon Cinema gets bizarre and hosts a screening of David Lynch’s BLUE VELVET (1986) at The Plaza Theater at 8pm! Make your way to 529 for a night with Lena Gardenia & The Mood Swings, Fun Isn’t Fair and more! Folk rock it up with David Broza at City Winery! Alt-rock it up with Will Turpin (Collective Soul) and Carly Gibson at The Vista Room! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get the blues with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, January 14

Make your way to the Buckhead Theatre  for Motion City Soundtrack! Bluegrass it up with David Bromberg at Eddie’s Attic! Reggae it up with Sound Culture, Higher Education, and Rockstead at Smith’s Olde Bar! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Hula on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a Ukulele Jam! Get the blues with J.T. Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, January 15

Get post-punk rocked with Sadie & The Ladies at 529! Spend the night with Amy Ray at the Crimson Moon Cafe! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a Bluegrass Jam! Get some ‘90s soul with Montell Jordan at City Winery! Bluegrass it up with David Bromberg at Eddie’s Attic! Get experimental and catch the Ear Pollen Experimental Music Series #1 at 378 Art Gallery! Sci-fi it up and catch a screening of Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER (1982) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Get some rhythm and soul and rock ‘n’ roll with Art Holliday at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, January 16

Videodrome’s PlazaDrome gets absurd at The Plaza Theater with Vera Chytilova’s Czech New Wave classic DAISIES (1966) at 9:30pm! Garage rock it up with The Cavemen, Mongo, The Bea Arthurs and JesusHoney at 529! Get worldly and jazz it up with Jesse Cook at the Buckhead Theatre! Get down with Ann Nesby at City Winery! Brass it up with Too Many Zooz at the Variety Playhouse! Get acoustic with Yacht Rock Schooner with The Landing Party Band at Venkman’s! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Killick, Viceroy Cyprian and Penn Bryce! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, January 17

Spend an evening with Kelly Hogan (Neko Case, Rock*A*Teens) and W8ing4UFOs at The Vista Room! SCADShow’s SCAD Cinema Circle presents a screening of the Coen Brothers’s FARGO (1996) at 7pm! Sleaze it up with Fast and Loose, Eliminate Earth, and The Supersonic Cocksuckers at The Highlander! Get righteous with Hamell on Trial at the Red Light Café!  Get surfy with Small Reactions at The Earl! Spook on down to 7 Stages for Book Club – Pretty Monsters! Get rocked with Bigwig’s 25th Anniversary Tour featuring Kool Kats Shehehe and Reconciler at 529! Bluegrass it up with the Steep Canyon Rangers at the Variety Playhouse! Get old-timey with Jane Kramer & A.M. Rodriquez at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Catch a screening of Robert Mulligan’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Get the blues with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with The Righteous Bros.! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, January 18

Rock out with Love Tractor and MagnaPop at The Vista Room! Kool Kat Rich Desantis and Street Fighting Band pay tribute to The Rolling Stones at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Get folk-rocked with Matt Mays at Eddie’s Attic! It’s a night of hot gypsy jazz at the Red Light Café with Mayhayley’s Grave and The Gleam! Grace Potter rocks out at the Tabernacle! Gr8FLdude & Frenz pay tribute to the Grateful Dead at Tin Roof Cantina! Smooth it up at Venkman’s with Yacht Rock Revue! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta kicks off their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer exhibit, kicking tail through May 10! Rock out with MxPx at the Buckhead Theatre! Get the blues with Grant Green Jr. at the Northside Tavern! Get down with Jet Black at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, January 19

TCM Big Screen Classics presents a screening of Vincente Minnelli’s AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and Movie Tavern (Tucker)]! Stomp on over to Terminal West for a night with Carbon Leaf, Red Wanting Blue, and The Alternate Routes! Get down to the Red Light Café for a night with King Street (‘80s tribute), Atlanta Brass Cats (Chicago/Blood Sweat and Tears tribute) and Story of A Life (prog rock)! Get rocked at 529 with Radfest 2020 featuring The Purkinje Shift, W8ing4UFOs, Loony and a record swap! Retro rock it up with Vintage Vixens at The Vista Room! Get bewitched and catch a screening of Chris Columbus’s HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (2002) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Spook on down to 7 Stages for Book Club – Pretty Monsters! Get some soul with Booker T. Jones at City Winery! Get the blues with Fatback Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Hip hop it up with Blackalicious and Alex Bond at the Masquerade! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, January 6-12, 2020

Posted on: Jan 5th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Welcome to 2020! Kick off the new year with ATLRetro and check out all the swingin’ shenanigans we’ve dug up for you This Week!

Monday, January 6

Here’s Johnny! Have a killer time at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING (1980) at 3:15pm! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get the blues with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, January 7

Zydeco it up with C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band at Eddie’s Attic! Boogie down to Woof’s for a Retro Video Jukebox party! Get your Americana fix with Clark Ashton at Blind Willies! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Hula on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a Ukulele Jam! Get the blues with J.T. Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, January 8

Get horrorific and make your way to SCADShow for their Monsters & Metaphors: The Art of the Horror Genre event, featuring a discussion with documentary filmmaker Alexandre Phillipe (78/52), followed by a screening of his MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN (2019), at 5:30pm! Wussy Wednesdays (WUSSY MAG) return to The Plaza Theater with a screening of Emile Ardolino’s SISTER ACT (1992) at 7pm! Get old-timey with Bernadette Seacrest at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Celebrate The King and catch a screening of Denis Sanders’s ELVIS: THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (1980) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! A1A pays tribute to Jimmy Buffet at City Winery! Stomp on down to Eddie’s for a night with Ward Davis and Charles Wesley Godwin! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Get some rhythm and soul and rock ‘n’ roll with Art Holliday at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, January 9

Raise a ruckus as Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club bring you a Red-Hot Honky-Tonk Show at the Clermont Lounge! Glam it up with the BadAsh Allstar Team’s David Bowie Birthday Party/Jam at the Red Light Café! Have a killer time at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING (1980) at 9:30pm! Get alt-rocked at 529 with The Van Allen Belt, Cousin Dan, Sister Sai and Goodbye Galaxy! Soft rock it up with Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals at Center Stage! Experience Jazz is Phish at City Winery! Jazz it up with the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio at Terminal West! The Tin Roof Cantina gets down with Moses Mo & the Real Cool Band, Madame Vega and Carly Gibson! Spend the night with Bridget Leen at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get down with The Lady in Red, Karen Briggs at Suite Food Lounge! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, January 10

Get criminal and catch SCADShow’s Legacy Series screening of Martin Scorsese’s GOODFELLAS (1990) at 7pm! Folk it up with Cicada Rhythm and The High Divers at The Earl! It’s a night of old-time country and western swing at Red Light Café with The VaudeVillians, Richard Smith and Kevin Ward! Or stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Auction House Letters and Chickens & Pigs! Zoso pays tribute to Led Zeppelin at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to Buteco for a night with Heather Luttrell & The Possum Den! Get down to Venkman’s for Laugh Tracks & Fanny Packs: A Night of Eighties Music & Comedy featuring Members Only! RITUAL presents their Steampunk Party at Heretic! Get rocked at City Winery with Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven! Or get countrified with Patrick Davis at Eddie’s Attic! Runaway Gin pays tribute to Phish at the Masquerade! The Wax Throwbacks pay tribute to old-school hip hop at Tin Roof Cantina! Freebird pays tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd at The Vista Room! Get the rockin’ blues with Eddie & the 9Volts at the Northside Tavern! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Big C! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, January 11

Get rocked with the legend, Ian McNabb and Kenny Howes at The Earl! Buteco gets funky and brings you the Big Easy with the 4th War Afro-Klezmer Orchestra! New-Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during an 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party (Special Bowie Tribute) every 2nd Saturday of the month at Amsterdam Atlanta! Boogie on down to 529 for their Underground BritPop, UK Indie, New Wave Dance Party! Spend the evening with Celine Dion at State Farm Arena! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Spend the night with The Pour Downs at Waller’s! The Rainmen deliver a night of ‘60s and ‘70s rock ‘n’ roll at the Northside Tavern! Get the blues with the Kerry Hill Band at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, January 12

Sci-fi it up and catch a screening of Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER (1982) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Get the blues with Fatback Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly Nov. 16 – Jan. 11! (LAST CHANCE!)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, Dec. 30 – Jan. 5, 2020

Posted on: Dec 29th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Ring in the New Year with ATLRetro! Come see all the swingin’ shindigs we’ve found just for you! 

Monday, December 30

Spend the night with the rockin’ sons of the Allman Brothers, The Allman Betts Band at the Buckhead Theatre! Monsters, poets and madmen invade the Highland Inn & Ballroom during Frankenstein’s Ball: An Immersive Holiday Experience! Speakeasy it up at the Red Light Café and spend the night with Roberta Donnay & The Prohibition Mob Band! The Earl garage rocks it up and celebrates NYE two nights in a row with The Coathangers, Tuk Smith & the Restless Hearts and Glove! Peabo Bryson gets down at City Winery! Americana it up with Railroad Earth at the Variety Playhouse! Get down at Smith’s Olde Bar with Rumours – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute and The Lobsters of Rock! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get the blues with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, December 31

It’s New Year’s Eve, folks! Out with the old and in with the new! Although, we here at ATLRetro prefer the old, so keep your eyes peeled for our swell Throwback to the 20th Century New Year’s Eve Guide, that will lead the way as you boogie on down to your final destination in 2019! We wish you a very vintage and rockin’ Happy New Year! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Eddie & the 9Volts get down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, January 1

Start the new decade and get futuristic with a screening of Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS (1927) at The Plaza Theater! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Get some rhythm and soul and rock ‘n’ roll with Art Holliday at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, January 2

It’s a night of hilarity and blood-letting as Cineprov riffs Joel Schumacher’s THE LOST BOYS (1987) at The Plaza Theater at 7:30pm! Croon on down to the Lumiere Lounge at the The Earl Smith Strand Theatre as The Misha Stefanuk Group pays tribute to Frank Sinatra! Hop the pond and get down with The Backyardbirds and The Marsh at 529! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, January 3

Catch a screening of Herbert Ross’s STEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Get goth-y at the Masquerade during Acsension: A Goth/Industrial Night! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Get the blues with the Randall Bramblett Band with the Megablaster Horns at The Vista Room! Spend the night with Nathan Morgan at the Northside Tavern! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with T.N.T.! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, January 4

Stomp on down to the Buckhead Theatre for a night with Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke) and Benji Shanks! Jazz it up with Maysa Leak at City Winery! Reggae it up with Morgan Heritage at Terminal West! Swim on over to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for their LITTLE MERMAID (1989) Sing-A-Long at 3pm and 8pm! Stomp on down to Aisle 5 for a night with Migrant Worker, Brad Parsons and Bonemeal Baker! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat at Waller’s Coffee Shop! The Rib Shack Lady gets down at the Northside Tavern! Boogie down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for an R’N’B Revue! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, January 5

Q Parker (112) and Friends get down at City Winery! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Boogie down to the Tabernacle for a night with STS9! Get the blues with Fatback Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Train to Mars pays tribute to the ‘90s at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly Nov. 16 – Jan. 11!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ATLRetro’s Throw Back to the 20th Century New Year’s Eve Guide – Our Top Ten Vitally Vintage Eras for Toasting 2020

Posted on: Dec 29th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get to roarin’ and ring in a vintage New Year and new decade with ATLRetro! Come celebrate what once was in 2019 and welcome with open arms what will be in 2020! Start the New Year off with a bang with all the hoppin’ shindigs we’ve dug up just for you!

1. PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ ROARIN’ ‘20s STYLE. Celebrate the New Year in style! Grab your favorite guy or gal, get dressed to the nines and shimmy on down to the Red Light Café as Kool Kat Johnny Pine hosts a Roarin’ Twenties Burlesque Dance Party, featuring a variety show, a Burly-Q feast for the eyes and so much more! Doors at 8pm/$25/$60 VIP. Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar (Marietta) rings in the New Year with a Roaring Twenties themed fun-filled extravaganza complete with Prohibition-era cocktails, a photo booth, balloon drop and champagne toast! They are featuring a $79 four course menu with optional wine pairings for $29 additional, plus tax and gratuity, starting at 3pm. Get gangster and flap on down to My Sister’s Room for their Roaring 20s NYE Party, featuring the Hellfire Harlots! Doors at 7:30pm! Or flap on down to McCray’s Tavern for their Roarin’ 20s NYE Party, featuring vintage libations, a midnight buffet and more! Party like it’s 1920 at Lawrenceville’s Slow Pour Brewing Company’s Roaring 20s NYE Party, featuring food trucks, libations and more! End Prohibition at Fado Irish Pub and celebrate the New Year, Irish-style, with a complimentary champagne toast and more! Flap it up at Battle & Brew during their NYE The Roarin’ 2020’s Party! Special prizes for the best cosplay! Doors at 7pm!

2. BLUES, SOUL & FUNK, OH MY. Funk it up this NYE! Psychofunk it up into the new year with Voodoo Visionary and The Iceman Special at Aisle 5! Kool Kat Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics dish out a helluva night of rockin’ ‘50s and ‘60s Georgia soul at Venkman’s! For some classic blues and jazz, make your way to Blind Willie’s for a night with “The Empress of the Blues” Sandra Hall! Doors at 7pm and $60 gets you guaranteed seating, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight! Fire up the blues at the Northside Tavern with Lola, the Atlanta Horns, Albert White and more! Spend NYE at the Crimson Moon Café with the EG Kight Trio!

3. HEY! HO! LET’S GO! Rock into the New Year! Eat, drink and rock out at The Highlander’s Punk Rock Dance Party! Or boogie on down to the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club’s Suck It 2019 NYE Dance Party, featuring DJs, party favors and a free champagne toast at midnight! Hey all you miscreants! Get rebellious and rock into the New Year with The Coathangers for two nights at The Earl (12/30 & 12/31)! Doors at 8:30pm. The Georgia Players Guild delivers a rockin’ NYE Show: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin & Queen at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, at 9pm. $40 cover. The Fox Theatre continues their 30+ year tradition and jams into the New Year with Widespread Panic! Raise a rockin’ Rolling Stones ruckus with Kool Kat Rich Desantis  and the Street Fightin’ Band at the Red Clay Theatre!

4. I PUT A SPELL ON YOU: MONSTERS, MADNESS & WITCHY FUN. It’s a night of monsters, poets and madmen at the Highland Inn Ballroom & Lounge during Frankenstein’s Ball, an immersive experience, at 7:30pm! It’s a night of haunted cabaret rock ‘n’ roll at the Masquerade with Sarah & The Safe Word, The Superelevators, The Keepsake, ozello, Ghost Moths, City Playgrounds and more!

5. RAISE A ROCKABILLY/FOLKSY/ROOTSY RUCKUS.  Stomp on down to The Star Bar and spend NYE with Gringo Star (Kool Kats Nick and Peter Furgiuele), Reverend Bro Diddly & The Hips, Nikki & The Phantom Callers, Ladrones, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and more! Doors at 8pm/$13 cover. Americana it up with Railroad Earth for two foot-stompin’ nights at the Variety Playhouse (12/30 and 12/31)! Have a helluva NYE with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho-DeVilles at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! For a New Year’s Eve filled with foot stompin’ Americana, blues and rock ‘n’ roll, make your way to Eddie’s Attic for two hoppin’ helpings of the sultry Michelle Malone Band and her 22st annual New Year’s Eve Bash!

6. SMOOTH OPERATOR. Sail on into 2020 with Yacht Rock Schooner as they get ‘70s and toasty at The Vista Room! Soft rock into the New Year for two nights at Smith’s Olde Bar (Music Room) with Rumours – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute and The Lobsters of Rock on night one (12/30), and with Runnin’ Down a Dream: A Tom Petty Revue on night two (12/31)! Corporate Therapy dishes out some smooth classic rock at Wild Wing Café in Dunwoody!

7. LIFE’S A BEACH. Tiki it up into 2019 at Trader Vic’s New Years Eve in Paradise featuring a special 4-course menu  and a night with Bogey & The Viceroy dishing out some soulful island tunes with a midnight champagne toast! Doors at 9pm! Spend the night with Coast Guard at City Winery for NYE!

8. THE CURE FOR BANANARAMA. Electric Avenue rings in the New Year with a night of MTV-era rockin’ shenanigans at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park, with NAKD! Doors 9pm. Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at Gypsy Rose in Roswell at 9:30pm! Boogie on down to 529 for their New Wave Dance Party!

9. RAT PACKIN’ & ALL THAT JAZZ.  Swing into the New Year in style with Joe Gransden at the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta!

10. SCI-FI IT UP. The Plaza Theater gives you a futuristic start to the New Year with a screening of Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS (1927)  at 7pm!

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This Week in ATLRetro, December 23-29, 2019

Posted on: Dec 22nd, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Hey all you retro-lovin’ kiddies! It’s that time of year again! The big jolly fella may be spying to see if you’re naughty or nice, so show ‘em how good (or bad, we don’t mind!) you are by gettin’ out and seeing what ATLRetro has in store for you!  It’s a week of holiday cheer, retro-style, so whether you’re hankerin’ for a good classic flick or are needing to get your retro rockin’ fix, come see what we’ve found for you! 

Monday, December 23

Swing on by Eddie’s Attic for three chances to experience Joe Gransden’s Christmas Special w/ Francine Reed! Celebrate 80 years of The Plaza Theater with a screening of George Cukor’s THE WOMEN (1939), the first film to screen at the theatre, at 7pm! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre continues its tradition of playing Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) on the big screen all day on the Monday before Christmas. Fuzzy pajamas are encouraged, and popcorn and drinks will be served. Get there 15 minutes before showtime for a holiday preshow and sing-along on the Mighty Allen Theatre Organ. Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Get some soul with Musiq Soulchild at City Winery! Dave Ellington brings you A Charlie Brown Christmas at Venkman’s! Catch Studio Movie Grill’s (Marietta/Alpharetta)  screening of Jon Favreau’s ELF (2003) at 7:15pm!  Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get 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!” Get the blues with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, December 24

Slash it up for the holidays and catch a screening of Bob Clark’s BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) at The Plaza Theater! Or catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) 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)! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, December 25

We hope you have a rockin’ retro Christmas this year! For those of you wondering, ATLRetro is alive and hopping, so come on out and see what the jolly old fella has up his big red sleeve! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! The Highlander rocks out with their Xmas Skaryoke Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, December 26

Boogie down to The Star Bar and celebrate all things film during the ATL AV Contractors’ Ball! Beer & Lounge it up with the Reverends and Fux at the Clermont Lounge! Folk it up with Davin McCoy at Eddie’s Attic! Slash it up for the holidays and catch a screening of Bob Clark’s BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) at The Plaza Theater! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, December 27

Get rocked at 529 with West End Motel’s XMAS SPECTACULAR featuring Kool Kat Adam McIntyre/The Pinx, Backwoods Payback and more! Jazz it up with Turkey’s Emrah Kotan at the Red Light Café! Get your southern rock fix with Atlanta Rhythm Section at the Buckhead Theatre! Spend the night with Anthony David & Friends at City Winery! Get down with Gran Torino at Smith’s Olde Bar! Boogie down to the Tabernacle for a night with STS9! Get rocked at the Variety Playhouse with Drivin’ N’ Cryin’! Catch a screening of John McTiernan’s DIE HARD (1988) at The Plaza Theater! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Get down with Dad Heavy at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get down with Ike Stubblefield at the Northside Tavern! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets the blues with Willy Jackson! 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, December 28

Get some soul with Avery Sunshine at Center Stage! Rock out with Michelle Malone at the Crimson Moon Cafe! Get the rockin’ blues with Brother Hawk  at The Earl! Spend the night with David Ryan Harris at Eddie’s Attic! Bluegrass it up with Keller Williams at Terminal West! Get your Americana fix with Adam Klein and A. Lee Edwards at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Netherworld haunts this holiday season with their Lights On Tour! Have a deadly good time during Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Dance at Amsterdam Atlanta! Spend the night with Anthony David & Friends at City Winery! Get your glam on and experience Queerly Beloved Revue’s End of the Year Bash at the Red Light Café, featuring burlesque, drag, cirque and more! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Boogie down to the Tabernacle for a night with STS9! The Randy Chapman Trio get down at the Northside Tavern! Get the blues with Johnny Scales 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, December 29

Monsters, poets and madmen invade the Highland Inn & Ballroom during Frankenstein’s Ball: An Immersive Holiday Experience! Croon on down to The Vista Room for The Rat Pack Tribute Show! Spend the night with Peabo Bryson at City Winery! Speakeasy on down to the Crimson Moon Cafe for a night with Roberta Donnay & The Prohibition Mob Band! Spend another night with David Ryan Harris at Eddie’s Attic! Get folksy with Donna the Buffalo at the Red Clay Theatre! Runnin’ Down a Dream pays tribute to Tom Petty at Smith’s Olde Bar! Folk it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop with Ben Trickey and Will Saint Raines! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Boogie down to the Tabernacle for a night with STS9! Get the blues with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Aurora Theatre rings in the season with their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23! (LAST CHANCE!)

Get your diner fix this holiday season with Horizon Theatre’s production of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, running through Dec. 29! (LAST CHANCE!)

Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly Nov. 16 – Jan. 11!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, December 16-22, 2019

Posted on: Dec 16th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Shake it with Santa and come see all the swell holiday shindigs we’ve found for you!

Monday, December 16

WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their monthly series, Queers on Film, at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Lana Wachowski/Lilly Wachowski’s BOUND (1996) at 7pm! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! A Cappella Books celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a benefit concert for Common Good Atlanta, featuring CAT POWER, W8ing4UFOs and FLAP at the Variety Playhouse! Catch a screening of Midge Costin’s documentary MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND (2019) at The Plaza Theater, through Dec. 19! Or have some killer holiday cheer at The Plaza’s screening of Rene Manzor’s DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS (1989)! Spend the night with Elizabeth Colour Wheel, Street Sects and more at 529! Get rocked with In Flames at Center Stage! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Get the blues with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, December 17

Raise a ruckus at The Earl with Paul Cauthen and Leah Blevins! Surf on down to 529 for The Organ Machines, Twin Criminal, Ghost Head and Freddy Chops! The circus and the symphony collide at Atlanta Symphony Hall with Cirque de la Symphonie! Celebrate 90 years of The Fox Theatre during their Holiday Extravaganza featuring Mighty Mo! Have some killer holiday cheer at The Plaza Theater’s screening of Rene Manzor’s DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS (1989)! Eddie & the 9Volts get down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, December 18

Stomp on down to the Variety Playhouse for the 9th Annual Holiday Hootenanny – A Benefit for Atlanta Habitat! Suzy Bogguss pays tribute to Merle Haggard at City Winery! Get folksy with The Cerny Brothers at Eddie’s Attic! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! 529 delivers a night of Avant-pop with Spookey Ruben, Safari Williams, Improvement Movement and more! The circus and the symphony collide at Atlanta Symphony Hall with Cirque de la Symphonie! Shimmy on down to The Lawrence for their Swigs & Wigs event! Hilarity ensues with a Flashback Cinema screening of Jeremiah S. Chechik’s CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Get harp-y at the Red Clay Theatre with The Reel Sisters! Catch Studio Movie Grill’s (Marietta/Alpharetta)  screening of Bob Clark’s A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983) at 7:15pm! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get down with the Electric Blues Xpress at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! 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, December 19

Rev on down to the Variety Playhouse for one helluva holiday hootenanny featuring Reverend Horton Heat, Voodoo Glow Skulls and The 5678’s! Kink it up during Videodrome’s PlazaDrome screening of John Waters’s FEMALE TROUBLE (1974) at 9:30pm at The Plaza Theater! Boogie down with Michelle Malone & The Hot Toddies at The Vista Room! Or get countrified at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre during their Strand Ole Opry’s Country Christmas event! Funk it up with Vito Romeo at The Star Bar! Have some killer holiday cheer at The Plaza Theater’s screening of Rene Manzor’s DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS (1989)! Get some soul with Eric Roberson at Center Stage! Or jazz it up with Glenn Jones at City Winery! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Chris Pureka and The Harmaleighs! Folk rock it up with Chris Knight at Terminal West! Dave Ellington brings you A Charlie Brown Christmas at Venkman’s! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, December 20

Have a horrorific time at the Masquerade as Fabio Frizzi pays tribute to horror legend Lucio Fulci, as he performs the live score to THE BEYOND and more! Kool Kat Blair Crimmins & The Hookers dish out a night of Prohibition pandemonium at Venkman’s! Swing on by The Vista Room for Joe Gransden’s Big Band w/ Francine Reed Christmas Celebration! Hit the yellow brick road and make your way to The Bakery for the Emerald City Carnival, featuring a night of art, food, drinks and live tunes by SOOTHSAYER, The African Space Program Collective and more! Kick off your holiday with SCADShow’s Legacy Series screening of John McTiernan’s DIE HARD (1988) at 7pm, or catch a screening at The Plaza Theater! And stick around at The Plaza for a screening of Bob Clark’s BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974)! Get hell bound at The Highlander during The Satanic Temple Atlanta Donatin’ with Satan event featuring killer tunes by Kool Kats The Casket Creatures, Kool Kat Shane Morton with VALKYRIE, death-defying performances by Captain & Maybelle and more! Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer continues an Atlanta holiday tradition with A Charlie Brown Christmas at The Earl! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Funk it up with The Orange Constant and Three Star Revival at Aisle 5! Back In The Saddle, with special guest Matthew “Kickin” Kaminski, dishes out a special Christmas show at Waller’s Coffee Shop, bringing you their usual rollicking Western Swing and Classic Cowboy songs, as well as a special treat with some Cowboy Christmas classics! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for A Burchfield Family Christmas featuring Sam Burchfield and Pip the Pansy! Get rocked with The Vegabonds at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get down with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets the blues with Sana Blues! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, December 21

Get rocked at The Star Bar with The Fabulous Thrillbillys Fabulous Christmas Extravaganza featuring Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters, Elfen Joel Burkhart and more! Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer continues an Atlanta holiday tradition with A Charlie Brown Christmas at The Earl! Get merry and bright during Yacht Rock Revue’s Holiday Spectacular at The Roxy! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for a night with Big Deal Burlesque w/ Roxie Le Rouge! Get indie rocked with Jump Little Children at Terminal West! Eighties it up at The Highlander during their Destination Unknown – ‘80s New-Wave Dance Party! Rev it up at the Dixie Tavern with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The PsychoDevilles! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Wreak havoc with Kevin this Xmas and catch a screening of Chris Columbus’s HOME ALONE (1990) at The Plaza Theater at 1pm, or catch screenings of John McTiernan’s DIE HARD (1988) or Bob Clark’s BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974)! Swing on by the Red Clay Theatre for Joe Gransden’s Big Band w/ Francine Reed Christmas Celebration! Get the blues with AJ Ghent at Eddie’s Attic! Tribute pays homage to the Allman Brothers Band at the Northside Tavern! Get countrified with Wynonna Judd at the Variety Playhouse! Dave Ellington brings you A Charlie Brown Christmas at Venkman’s! Get down with the Juke Joint Dukes 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, December 22

Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer continues an Atlanta holiday tradition with A Charlie Brown Christmas at The Earl! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Wreak havoc with Kevin this Xmas and catch a screening of Chris Columbus’s HOME ALONE (1990) at The Plaza Theater at 4pm, or catch screenings of John McTiernan’s DIE HARD (1988) or Bob Clark’s BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974)! Get some rockin’ soul at Eddie’s Attic with Dianne Durrett & Soul Suga! Have a funky Christmas with the Mike Veal Band at The Vista Room! Dave Ellington brings you A Charlie Brown Christmas at Venkman’s! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Get the blues with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Aurora Theatre rings in the season with their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23!

Get your diner fix this holiday season with Horizon Theatre’s production of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, running through Dec. 29!

Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly Nov. 16 – Jan. 11!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, December 9-15, 2019

Posted on: Dec 9th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

It’s a Holiday Hootenanny in ATLRetro This Week! Take a gander at all the janglin’ shindigs we’ve found for you!

Monday, December 9

Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Catch a punk rock LGBTQ+ version of PIRATES OF PENZANCE at The Bakery! The Earl rocks out with Sailor Poon! Get jazzy with Peter White at City Winery! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Spend the night with Patterson Hood at Eddie’s Attic! 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!” Get the blues with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, December 10

Jingle on down to the Red Light Café for a night with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Naughty or Nice! Spend another night with Patterson Hood at Eddie’s Attic! Eddie & the 9Volts get down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, December 11

WUSSY MAG Wednesdays return to The Plaza Theater with a screening of Tim Burton’s campy classic PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE (1985) at 7pm! Or get your holiday fix and catch a screening of Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) at CineBistro Brookhaven at 7pm! Spend the night with Michael Glabicki with Dirk Miller (Rusted Root) and more at Eddie’s Attic! Mmm bop on down to the Buckhead Theatre for a night with Hanson! Get some soul with Kenny Lattimore at City Winery! Americana it up at the Variety Playhouse with Robert Earl Keen! Get down with Michelle Malone at the Velvet Note in Alpharetta! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Michael Curtiz’s WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954) 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)! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 75th Anniversary screening of Vincente Minnelli’s MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Get the rockin’ blues with Samantha Fish and Nicholas Davis at Terminal West! Catch Studio Movie Grill’s (Marietta/Alpharetta)  screening of Jeremiah S. Chechik’s CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) at 7:15pm!  The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get your Americana fix with Bernadette Seacrest at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get down with the Electric Blues Xpress at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! 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, December 12

Kink it up at the Variety Playhouse with A John Waters Christmas – Filthier & Merrier! Or have a Honky-Tonk Holiday at the Clermont Lounge with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Riders Car Club! Spooky holiday delights invade The Plaza Theater with a screening of Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) and a post-screening talk with Zach Galligan at 7pm! Get rocked at the Red Light Café with Physical Graffiti and their Led Zeppelin Jam! Get some soul with Tamika Scott at City Winery! Art rock it up with The Curls, Semicircle, Ben Absent and Matthew Danger Lippman at The Earl! Spend the night with Birds of Chicago and Anne Platt & the Honeycutters at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to Notch8 Gallery for the Dope Girls & Dream Warriors Foundation Holiday Market! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, December 13

Have some killer holiday cheer at The Plaza Theater’s screening of Rene Manzor’s DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS (1989)! Rock out for a cause at The Star Bar’s annual two-night Toys For Tots show starring Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Riders Car Club, Bully, Kenny Howes, The Channel Three, Slim Chance, The Wheel Knockers, Bad Friend, Twin Trances, Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello and more! Get rocked with The Nixons at the Masquerade! Or spend the night with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah at The Earl, with special guests Massive 45 and Motor Exploder! Catch a screening of Midge Costin’s documentary MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND (2019) at The Plaza Theater! The BadAsh Allstar Team rock out with their Super Stones Holiday Show at Varanda Atlanta! Stomp on down to the Crimson Moon Cafe for a night with Chuck Mead & the Grassy Knoll Boys! Get down with Mike Cooley at Eddie’s Attic! Get your Big Easy fix with the Rebirth Brass Band at Terminal West! Eighties it up with Saved by the Band at Venkman’s! The Chi-Town Transit Authority pays tribute to Chicago at The Vista Room! Have a Holiday Hootenanny at Waller’s Coffee Shop with Evan Stepp & The Piners! Get the blues with Blonju & Friends at the Northside Tavern! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack dishes out a night with The Groove Rockets! 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, December 14

Smithsonian (Smiths Tribute) and alter ego Roxonian (Tribute to Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music) present a double set at The Earl! Have a Haunted Holiday at Netherworld! Catch an 80th Anniversary screening of Victor Fleming’s GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 1pm! Stomp on down to the Crimson Moon Cafe for a night with Seth Walker! Get some soul with Herman Hitson at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Spend the night with Anthony Hamilton at State Farm Arena! Folk rock it up with Collins Drive at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Experience Celtic Woman with the ASO at Atlanta Symphony Hall! New-Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during an 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party every 2nd Saturday of the month at Amsterdam Atlanta! Get down with the Charlie Wooten (Zydefunk) 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, December 15

Swing on by City Winery for a night with Squirrel Nut Zippers! Get naughty at Junkman’s Daughter for their Family Portraits with Krampus event! BadAsh Allstar Team brings you A Charlie Brown Christmas and more holiday classics at The Vista Room! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Johnny’s Hideaway! Grunge it up with Buzzard Cult at Smith’s Olde Bar! Catch a punk rock LGBTQ+ version of PIRATES OF PENZANCE at The Bakery! Hilarity ensues with a Flashback Cinema screening of Jeremiah S. Chechik’s CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Get the blues with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Aurora Theatre rings in the season with their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23!

Get your diner fix this holiday season with Horizon Theatre’s production of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, running through Dec. 29!

Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly Nov. 16 – Jan. 11!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2019

Posted on: Nov 24th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

It’s a Holiday Hootenanny in ATLRetro This Week! Take a gander at all the janglin’ shindigs we’ve found for you!

Monday, November 25

Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Make your way to The Earl for a night with Mikal Cronin and Shannon Lay! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get some soul with K. Michelle at the Tabernacle! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with the Better Daze Ahead Band! 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, November 26

Get old-school with the Blind Boys of Alabama and Kristen Englenz at Eddie’s Attic! The Royal Opera House’s THE NUTCRACKER screens at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema at 7pm! Pop rock it up with Sara Bareilles at the Fox Theatre! Or get your death metal fix with Cannibal Corpse at the Masquerade! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, November 27

Grinder Nova and the Mariachi Pit Stop Band return to The Star Bar, one night only! Boogie down with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Spend the night with Coy Bowles (Zac Brown Band) at the Variety Playhouse! Bluegrass it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get bewitched and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Chris Columbus’s HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE (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)! ATL Collective relives The Grateful Dead’s AMERICAN BEAUTY at City Winery! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrals! The Manchester Orchestra presents the 10th Annual The Stuffing event featuring GroupLove, Foxing, O’ Brother, Kevin Devine, and Brother Bird at the Fox Theatre! Skank on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with The Supervillians! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Waller’s Coffee Shop gets down with a Bluegrass Thanksgiving Jam! 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, November 28

Gobble, Gobble, Hey! it up in ATLRetro! Shake a ghastly tail feather at 529 with DKA Sisters of Turkey Goth Danse Party! Catch a screening of Tommy Wiseau’s THE ROOM (2003) at The Plaza Theater at 7:30pm! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, November 29

Get your holiday cheer on during the Puddles Pity Party & Friends Holiday Jubilee at Center Stage, featuring Kool Kat Big Mike Greier! Get retro rocked at The Star Bar with the Highriders, JJ & the Hustlers, Ricer and RUST! Spend the night with Basquiat and catch a screening of Edo Bertoglio’s DOWTOWN ’81 (2000) at The Plaza Theater! Tribute pays tribute to the Allman Brothers Band at City Winery! Folk rock it up with Ralph Roddenbery at the Crimson Moon Cafe! Back N Black pays tribute to AC/DC at Madlife Stage & Studios! Get the garage rockin’ blues with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah at the Northside Tavern! Rock on down to the Red Light Café for the 20th Annual Glenn Phillips Day-After-Thanksgiving Show! Get ‘90s alt-rocked at the Roxy with Collective Soul! The Last Waltz Ensemble pays tribute to The Band and Bob Dylan at Smith’s Olde Bar! Stomp on down to the Tabernacle for a night with Blackberry Smoke! Futurebirds rock out at the Variety Playhouse! The Dirty Doors pay tribute to The Doors at Venkman’s! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, November 30

Celebrate 20 rockin’ years of The Earl with The Oblivions and Kool Kat Quintron & Miss Pussy Cat! Holiday shenanigans ensue at Atlanta Symphony Hall as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra provides the soundtrack to Chris Columbus’s holiday favorite, HOME ALONE (1990) at 7:30pm! Departure pays tribute to Journey at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Get funky with Mother’s Finest at the Buckhead Theatre! Stomp on down to the Crimson Moon Cafe for a night with Michelle Malone & The Hot Toddies! Ellis Paul gets folksy at Eddie’s Attic! Interstellar Echoes pay tribute to Pink Floyd at Madlife Stage & Studios! Get ‘90s alt-rocked at the Roxy with Collective Soul! Rockabilly it up at The Star Bar with the Georgia Dish Boys, Tyler Key & Strangers, Dan Clifford & The Tall Boys, Fun Isn’t Fair and Fatties! Stomp on down to the Tabernacle for a night with Blackberry Smoke! Americana it up with American Aquarium at Terminal West! Or get your folk-rock fix with Shawn Mullins at the Variety Playhouse! Get old-timey with the Canyon Ladies at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Make your way to The Bakery for Plasma Fest 2019! Get down with the Rib Shack Lady 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, December 1

Spend Dunch with Greg Cartwright (The Oblivions) at The Earl! Holiday shenanigans ensue for a second day at Atlanta Symphony Hall as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra provides the soundtrack to Chris Columbus’s holiday favorite, HOME ALONE (1990) at 3pm! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre presents a Sing-A-Long with Robert Wise’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) at 3pm and 7:30pm! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Rob Reiner’s WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Get down with Boomers Gone Wild at the Crimson Moon Cafe! Or get countrified with Kristian Bush at Eddie’s Attic! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Chris Columbus’s HOME ALONE (1990) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Get the blues with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Aurora Theatre rings in the season with their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23!

Get your diner fix this holiday season with Horizon Theatre’s production of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, running through Dec. 29!

Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly Nov. 16 – Jan. 11!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, Nov. 18-24, 2019

Posted on: Nov 17th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, November 18

WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their monthly series, Queers on Film, at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Todd Solondz’s WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE (1995) at 7pm! Get rocked at The Bakery with Material Girls and Control Top! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly Nov. 16 – Jan. 11! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, November 19

Prog rock it up with The Pineapple Thief and Gavin Harrison at the Variety Playhouse! Desert rock it up with King Buffalo at The Earl!  Get countrified with The Flatlanders at City Winery! Rock out with The Menzingers, Tigers Jaw and Culture Abuse at the Masquerade! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!


Wednesday, November 20

Bluegrass it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Emory Cinematheque screens Billy Wilder’s IRMA LA DOUCE (1963) in White Hall at 7:30pm! Get in the holiday mood and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Robert Zemeckis’s THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004) 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)! Ice Nine Kills at the Buckhead Theatre! Get a cappella’d with Straight No Chaser at City Winery! Folk it up with Heather Woods Broderick at the Masquerade! Jam out with Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic) at the Variety Playhouse! Catch Studio Movie Grill’s (Marietta/Alpharetta)  screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING (2003) at 7:15pm! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, November 21

Get bizarrely criminal and raise a ruckus with Videodrome and The Plaza Theater during PlazaDrome’s screening of The Coen Brothers’s RAISING ARIZONA (1987) at 9:30pm! Get rocked at the Clermont Lounge with Mermaid Motor Lounge, Slow Parade and Tempest! Or stomp on down to The Earl for a night with Evan Stepp & The Piners, Ben Trickey, and Ryan Sheffield & The Highhills! Skip school and have a blast as NerdLanta presents their Back to the ‘80s Movie Night, every third Thursday of the month, at Mother Bar+Kitchen, this month featuring a screening of John Hughes’s FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) and bingo at 7:30pm! Jazz it up with Joe Alterman at Eddie’s Attic! Spend the night with the Sataras Quartet at the Red Light Café! Venkman’s gets down with the Atlanta Latin Jazz Orchestra! Celebrate the music of John Coltrane at Oakhurst Presbyterian Church during their A Love Supreme event! Get old-timey and classic with The Ruen Brothers at Smith’s Olde Bar! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, November 22

Garage rock it up with Catfight, 6X and The Accidents at The Star Bar! Hilarity ensues at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre as Ed Asner stars in A Man and His Prostate. Get your diner fix this holiday season with Horizon Theatre’s production of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, running through Dec. 29! Get down with James Hall & The Steady Wicked at The Earl! WUSSY MAG brings you The Potter Hour at 7 Stages, a night of comedy, music, drag, and spoken word all about Harry Potter! Metalcore it up with As I Lay Dying at the Buckhead Theatre! Who’s Bad pays tribute to Michael Jackson at City Winery! The Chi-Town Transit Authority pays tribute to Chicago at the Red Clay Theatre! Get retro rocked with White Denim and Spaceface at Terminal West! Be a smooth criminal and make your way to Venkman’s for a night with Yacht Rock Revue! Get folksy with CAAMP and Parker Louis at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Daniel Hearn! Get some holiday shopping done with local artists at EAV Farmer’s Market’s Candle Nights Marketplace! Help celebrate Mary’s 21st Birthday with all the shenanigans they’ve got lined up for you! Spend the night with The Ain’t Sisters, Granville Automatic and Anna Rose at Eddie’s Attic! Get rocked at Madlife Stage & Studios with Molly Hatchet, Vintage Vixens and 2 Broke Kings! Get the blues with The Vipers at the Northside Tavern! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, November 23

Stomp on down to The Star Bar and raise a ruckus with Petunia (of Petunia & The Vipers), Andrea & Mudd and Rodeo Twister! Have a retrotastic time during Indie Craft Experience’s Holiday Shopping Spectacular at the Georgia World Congress Center! Or celebrate the holidays with Metropolitan Studios during their Nightmare Before Christmas Art Carnival with over 30 local vendors, live music, food, and more! Have a deadly good time during Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Dance at Amsterdam Atlanta! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles at the Dixie Tavern! Hilarity ensues at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre as Ed Asner stars in A Man and His Prostate. Get some soul with Regina Belle at City Winery! Stomp on down to the Crimson Moon Cafe for a night with Granville Automatic and Anna Rose! Gareth Asher dishes out a night of Southern soul at Eddie’s Attic! The Four Horsemen rock out at Madlife Stage & Studios! Jam out with Perpetual Groove at the Variety Playhouse! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, November 24

Mannheim Steamroller invades the Fox Theatre, so come on out and start the season with a bang! Spend the night with Matt Wertz at City Winery! Get rocked with Bayside at the Masquerade! Doom folk it up with Dear Woodland Creatures at The Bakery! Hilarity ensues at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre as Ed Asner stars in A Man and His Prostate. Johnny’s Hideaway delivers a night with the Cosmic Gypsies! Get stoner rocked with Black Mountain at Terminal West! Get bewitched and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Chris Columbus’s HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE (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!

Ongoing

The Aurora Theatre rings in the season with their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23!

Get your diner fix this holiday season with Horizon Theatre’s production of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, running through Dec. 29!

Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly Nov. 16 – Jan. 11!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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