This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #35 – Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2020

Posted on: Nov 30th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our next installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of holiday hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, November 30

Twinkle it up with Six Flags as they present Candy Rush, the world’s largest drive-through animated holiday light show, through Jan. 3! ATL art-pop outfit Karaoke releases debut LP BLOOD, PISS, RELIGION, PAIN out now! Make your way to Callanwolde Fine Arts Center for their Holiday Artists Market, through Dec. 4! Spend your Holidays on the Roof at Ponce City Roof! Skate into the holidays at Park Tavern’s Miracle on 10th Street/The Rink through Jan. 17! Get intergalactic and check out Profesor Galactico’s new video for “Alien”! A. A. Williams shares cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong” and announces cover album, SONGS FROM ISOLATION out Feb. 12! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, December 1

Get your Muppet fix and check out a virtual Jim Henson Trivia Night hosted by the Center for Puppetry Arts and The Center for the Performing Arts at 7pm! Stream art house cinema at home on Cohen Media Channel, with a special 50% off promo code provided by Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema (“Landmark”), available through Dec. 15! NOVA REX bassist Kenny Wilkerson releases charity cookbook “Rockin Recipes for Autism” featuring 57 world-famous rockers contributing recipes to raise awareness for Autism! Get artsy and check out As I See It, a virtual art exhibit and artist talk with Gilbert Young at 6pm! Help support the Atlanta Film Festival via their Kickstarter to ensure 2021’s festival is a success! The Strand brings you their A Christmas Tradition: Revisited, a 48-hour video on demand rental here! Kino Now presents Ric Burns’ documentary, OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE (2019), available to buy and rent digitally. Or psyche it up with Guiding Light’s release of their new album, WEIRD PAINS, featuring covers of Nirvana, Leonard Cohen and Patty Griffin! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here

Way Back Wednesday, December 2

The Atlanta Ballet presents their filmed presentation of THE NUTCRACKER in a special pop-up drive-in theatre at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, through Dec. 6! Bounce on over and catch the virtual God Save the Queen Diva!, Big Freedia in conversation with Taylor Alxndr of Southern Fried Queer Pride at 7:30pm! Spend the holidays at the Center for Puppetry Arts as they present a special exhibit, Very Merry Puppetry: Puppets of Holidays Past, Present and Future through the month of December! Check out the online Simply Vintage Countdown to Christmas Market through Dec. 5! Hula on down and spend the holidays at The S.O.S. Tiki Bar in Decatur during their Mele Kalikimaka events through Dec.  31! Get the delta blues with Mudcat during Mudcat’s Livestream Wednesdays at 7pm! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 9pm! Order Of Operations share their cover of “Psycho Killer,” and announce Talking Heads Covers EP LOVE ME TIL MY HEART STOPS! Smith & Burrows share new track “Old TV Shows” and announce a new album ONLY SMITH & BURROWS IS GOOD ENOUGH, out Feb. 5! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! 

Throwback Thursday, December 3

Film Noir it up and catch a 35mm print screening of John Huston’s classic, ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950) at 8:30pm (indoors) and a Plaza Drive-In screening of Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER (The Final Cut) (1982) at The Plaza Theatre at 7:30pm! Check out The Bremen Museum’s virtual exhibition A Jazz Memoir, Photography by Herb Snitzer here! Get down with Second Helping at Tucker Brewing Company! You won’t want to miss Don’t Cry for us, J.D. Vance: A Virtual Reading By Ohio Appalachian Authors at 7pm! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! 

Freaky Friday, December 4

The Plaza Theatre is where it’s at this holiday season! Make your way indoors for a 35mm screening of Jeremiah Chechik’s CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) at 8:30pm, followed by an 11:55pm showing of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW with Lips Down on Dixie! Or catch a Plaza Drive-In screening of Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at 9:30pm, and a Dad’s Garage Drive-In screening of Richard Donner’s SCROOGED (1988) at 7:30pm! Boogie down to Peachtree Corners for their Tree Lighting with Michelle Malone & The Hot Toddies Trio at 7pm! Elton Live! pays tribute to Elton John at City Winery! Get old-timey and catch Magnolia Express at Napoleon’s! Groove on down to Madlife Stage & Studios for The Purple Madness, paying tribute to Prince! Daniel Vernon’s documentary THE CHANGIN’ TIMES OF IKE WHITE (2019) opens via The Plaza Theatre’s Virtual Cinema here, hosted by Kino Lorber Marquee! Support local artists and check out the Holiday Nights EAV Art Market at 5pm! Make your way to Atlantic Station for their safe, drive-through Atlanta Festival of Lights, through Jan 18! Get your 90s rave fix with RETRO FUTURE – 90s House & Techno at Crazy Atlanta (masks required)! The Aurora Theatre presents their annual Christmas Canteen Holiday Cabaret which will take place outdoors, through Dec. 6! Or catch the Alliance Theatre’s drive-in production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE LIVE RADIO PLAY, through Dec. 23! Get the delta blues with Mudcat during Mudcat’s Livestream Fridays at 2pm! Get in the holiday spirit at Miracle at the Fox Marquee Club through Jan. 1! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, December 5

Spook it up this holiday season and help support Kool Kat Shane Morton with his Frightmare Before XMAS Sale at the Silver Scream FX Lab from 12pm – 5pm! Or haunt on down for an indoor 35mm screening of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING (1980) at The Plaza Theatre at 8:30pm! Get some virtual soul with Kool Kat Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics at 9pm here! Catch the holiday spirit, or spirits, at Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Victorian Holiday event featuring a wide range of activities for the whole family, from 11am – 4pm! Get down with St. Nick at a historic mansion during Santa at Rhodes Hall every weekend through Dec. 19! Get thrifty and head on over to the Vintage Connect Convention at Cobb Galleria Centre at 10am! Or check out the Holly-Gay Market Atlanta at the Heretic, featuring over 40 LGBTQ+ makers, artists and designers from 12pm – 6pm! Or get your holiday fix at Fernbank’s Holiday Hangouts, featuring access to their Winter Wonderland exhibit, oversized snow globes, a sock skating rink and more! Get saxxy with Mike Phillips at City Winery! Head Games pays tribute to Foreigner at Madlife Stage & Studios! Get rocked with Hannah Wicklund at Eddie’s Attic! Get the delta blues with Mudcat during Mudcat’s Livestream Saturdays at 9pm! Make your way to Zoo Atlanta for Cookies with Santa (mask required) starting at 8am! Or head on over to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Outdoor Artists Market beginning at 10am, later followed by Cave Bear Bluegrass at 2pm! Get down to Beverly Atlanta for the I Still Love the 90s Brunch Party at 11am, every Saturday through Dec. 26! The holidays are upon us, so why not make your way to Stone Mountain Christmas, running through Jan. 3!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, December 6

Georgia Vintage Goods (GVG) and 97 Estoria get holiday old-school bring you their Holiday Market 2020 from 12-6pm! Or check out The Wren’s Nest Holiday Open House from 1-3pm! Get jazzy with Keena Graham & The Dentons at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Sandy Springs presents their Sparkle drive-Thru Parade 2020 at 6pm! Check out Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch’s (Denim Arcade) online Shall We Gather by the Fire Listening Party at 7pm! Make your way to Zoo Atlanta for Cookies with Santa (mask required) starting at 8am! Get down with St. Nick at a historic mansion during Santa at Rhodes Hall every weekend through Dec. 19! Catch the holiday spirit, or spirits, at Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Victorian Holiday event featuring a wide range of activities for the whole family, from 12-4pm! Check out the Sunday Funday Pop Up Market at Lee+White at 1pm, every Sunday through Dec. 27! 


Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *A Cappella Books Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*The Plaza Theatre Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #34 – Nov. 23-29, 2020

Posted on: Nov 23rd, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our next installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of holiday hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, November 23

Twinkle it up with Six Flags as they present Candy Rush, the world’s largest drive-through animated holiday light show, through Jan. 3! ATL art-pop outfit Karaoke releases debut LP BLOOD, PISS, RELIGION, PAIN out now! Get intergalactic and check out Profesor Galactico’s new video for “Alien”! M.A.G.S. premieres new single and music video, “Smile” on Afropunk. A. A. Williams shares cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong” and announces cover album, SONGS FROM ISOLATION out Feb. 12! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, November 24

NOVA REX bassist Kenny Wilkerson releases charity cookbook “Rockin Recipes for Autism” featuring 57 world-famous rockers contributing recipes to raise awareness for Autism! The Georgia Musicale Group presents Study Room, an online event featuring Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” performed by UtakoTanigawa at 5pm! Check out Portland indie rock band Corvair’s video “Sunday Rockers” and catch out their self-titled LP to be released in Feb.!  Ann Wilson releases timely cover of Steve Earle’s “The Revolution Starts Now!” The Heartless Bastards share new video for “Revolutionhere! Or psyche it up with Guiding Light’s release of their new album, WEIRD PAINS, featuring covers of Nirvana, Leonard Cohen and Patty Griffin! Or skank it up as Goldfinger returns with new single “Wallflower!” Thelonious Monster releases new album OH THE MONSTER today! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here

Way Back Wednesday, November 25

Get criminal and catch a 20th Anniversary screening of Guy Ritchie’s SNATCH (2000) at The Plaza Theatre at 8pm! Hula on down and spend the holidays at The S.O.S. Tiki Bar in Decatur during their Mele Kalikimaka events through Dec.  31! Get the delta blues with Mudcat during Mudcat’s Livestream Wednesdays at 7pm! Get rocked at 37 Main in Avondale Estates during Hair Metal Invasion at 8pm! Classic SEDUCE now available on limited vinyl and other media! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! A Loss For Words celebrates 10 years of “MOTOWN CLASSICS”! Order Of Operations share their cover of “Psycho Killer,” and announce Talking Heads Covers EP LOVE ME TIL MY HEART STOPS, out Nov. 19! Tele Novella signs with Kill Rock Stars for sophomore LP, MERLYNN BELLE due out Feb 5, 2021 and unveils moody folk-tinged country ballad, “Technicolor Town!” Smith & Burrows share new track “Old TV Shows” and announce a new album ONLY SMITH & BURROWS IS GOOD ENOUGH, out Feb. 5!Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! 

Throwback Thursday, November 26

Gobble, Gobble, Hey! it up in ATLRetro! We wish all you Kool Kats a Happy Turkey Day! Check out The Bremen Museum’s virtual exhibition A Jazz Memoir, Photography by Herb Snitzer here! Glam it up with Uni’s mini-film, “Predator’s Ball”! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! 

 

Freaky Friday, November 27

Film Noir it up and catch a 35mm print screening of John Huston’s classic, ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950) and you won’t want to miss the screening of Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER (1982) at The Plaza Theatre! Roots rock it up at Eddie’s Attic during Cody Marlowe’s Evergreen Album Release Show with The Murphs! Make your way to Criminal Records for their Record Store Black Friday event beginning at 9am! Funk it up with Space Kadet at Aisle 5! Get the delta blues with Mudcat during Mudcat’s Livestream Fridays at 2pm! Spend your Holidays on the Roof at Ponce City Roof! Get in the holiday spirit at Miracle at the Fox Marquee Club through Jan. 1! Geek it up and spend Black Friday at Battle & Brew! Get funky with the Hedonistas at City Winery! Get the blues with Skyler Saufley at Northside Tavern! Get down with the Sugar Plum Fairy as the Northeast Atlanta Ballet performs the NUTCRACKER at the Infinite Energy Center! Jazz it up at City Winery’s Jazz Brunch at 11am! Make your way to Corner Tavern Hapeville for Jack & Sally’s Pop Up Bar, through Dec. 4! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, November 28

Catch a special live Watch Party screening of ZAPPA (2020) on Alamo On Demand, featuring a Q&A with director Alex Winter at 8:30pm! Get down with the Sugar Plum Fairy as the Northeast Atlanta Ballet performs the NUTCRACKER at the Infinite Energy Center! Jazz it up at City Winery’s Jazz Brunch at 11am followed by the Hedonistas ! Make your way to Callanwolde Fine Arts Center for their Holiday Artists Market, through Dec. 4! Get down to Beverly Atlanta for the I Still Love the 90s Brunch Party at 11am, every Saturday through Dec. 26! Support local businesses during Indies First Small Business Saturday Pop Up in Downtown Decatur! Or make your way to the EAV Art Market at 2pm! Get rocked with Moses Mo of Mother’s Finest at 37 Main in Avondale! The Trilby Bros and Barry Richman bring you Bluetop Holiday Cheer at Bluetop Chamblee! Or rock out with Slippery When Wet at Madlife Stage & Studios! The holidays are upon us, so why not make your way to Stone Mountain Christmas, running through Jan. 3!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, November 29

Geek it up during the 5th Annual MSTIE Turkey Day Virtual Meet Up’s presentation of their Roast of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE at 3pm! Get down with the Sugar Plum Fairy as the Northeast Atlanta Ballet performs the NUTCRACKER at the Infinite Energy Center! Get down with St. Nick at a historic mansion during Santa at Rhodes Hall every weekend through Dec. 19! Ken Ford hosts a Jazz & Jokes Brunch at City Winery! Check out the L5P Corner Tavern’s Motorboat Drag Show from the safety of your home, or in person at 8pm! B-Movie Bonfire presents a free online screening of Harry Essex’s OCTAMAN (1971) at 9:30pm! Check out the Sunday Funday Pop Up Market at Lee+White at 1pm, every Sunday through Dec. 27! 

 

 Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *A Cappella Books Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*The Plaza Theatre Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #33 – Nov. 9-15, 2020

Posted on: Nov 9th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our next installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of swell shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, November 9

Get artsy and check out a Drawing Class with Marvel Illustrator Will Sliney online at 8pm! Get really retro as Rolecall presents their Shakespeare in the Ponce presentation of TWELFTH NIGHT, through Nov. 17! M.A.G.S. premieres new single and music video, “Smile” on Afropunk. A. A. Williams shares cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong” and announces cover album, SONGS FROM ISOLATION out Feb. 12! Kino Now celebrates its first anniversary with a free binge for all you cinephiles, through Nov. 15 (LAST CHANCE!), check it out here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, November 10

The Trolley Barn presents Candlelight Concerts at 6pm! Get bewitched and check out Guac y Margys Harry Potter Potions Class & Sorting Hat Party at 6:30pm (limited to 20 to ensure proper social distancing)! Ann Wilson releases timely cover of Steve Earle’s “The Revolution Starts Now!” The Northeast Georgia History Center presents their online event, LoFi History: History Lessons to a Beat at 4pm! Check out The Atlanta Opera’s Mezzo Extravaganza at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm (facemasks required)! The Heartless Bastards share new video for “Revolutionhere! Or psyche it up with Guiding Light’s release of their new album, WEIRD PAINS, featuring covers of Nirvana, Leonard Cohen and Patty Griffin! Or skank it up as Goldfinger returns with new single “Wallflower!” Thelonious Monster releases new album OH THE MONSTER today! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here

Way Back Wednesday, November 11

Cinelab presents their online Masterclass: Film Framing through the analysis of a sequence from Spielberg’s JAWS at 2pm! Bluegrass it up with The Arcadian Wild at City Winery ’s socially distanced show! Geek it up at Guac y Margys’s Harry Potter Trivia Night at 7pm! Get rocked with Shannon McNally’s livestream from the 5 Spot in Nashville at 9pm! Get criminal and catch a screening of Martin Scoresese’s GOODFELLAS (1990), at The Plaza Theatre at 8:30pm! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Order Of Operations share their cover of “Psycho Killer,” and announce Talking Heads Covers EP LOVE ME TIL MY HEART STOPS, out Nov. 19! Tele Novella signs with Kill Rock Stars for sophomore LP, MERLYNN BELLE due out Feb 5, 2021 and unveils moody folk-tinged country ballad, “Technicolor Town!” Smith & Burrows share new track “Old TV Shows” and announce a new album ONLY SMITH & BURROWS IS GOOD ENOUGH, out Feb. 5! The Atlanta Opera Players Opera it up and bring you PAGLIACCI outdoors under an open-sided circus big top at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm, through Nov. 13! Check out an abridged 60-minute version of William Shakespeare’s HAMLET – but with Hamlet being completely wasted, presented during Wet Willy Wednesdays at 8pm, through today! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! 

Throwback Thursday, November 12

Michael Haverty and The Object Group present the virtual World Premiere of their original, multimedia adaptation and critical investigation of Albert Camus classic novel L’Etranger/The Stranger, told with a combination of Punch and Judy-style hand puppets and noir/new-wave inspired cinema animation at 7pm, with a discussion following. A Cappella Books presents It Came From Memphis 25th Anniversary Virtual Event, in conversation with author Robert Gordon and Atlanta music journalist Chad Radford at 7pm! Boogie down during Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah’s Flintwood Live live stream concert at 7pm! Catch a screening of Mathieu Kassovitz’s LA HAINE (1996) at 6pm and Hype Williams’s BELLY (1998) at The Plaza Theatre at 8:45pm! Spanish Love Songs release new video for “Self-Destruction (As a Sensible Career Choice)!” The Trolley Barn presents Candlelight Concerts at 6pm! It’s Tiki Thursdays at Ponce City Roof! Get countrified with Mac McAnally at City Winery! Catch Jazz Talk with Joe Alterman and Herb Snitzer hosted online by The Bremen Museum at 7pm, and then check out their new virtual exhibition A Jazz Memoir, Photography by Herb Snitzer here! Glam it up with Uni’s mini-film, “Predator’s Ball”! The Atlanta Opera Players Opera it up and bring you THE KAISER OF ATLANTIS outdoors under an open-sided circus big top at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm, through Nov. 14! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! 

Freaky Friday, November 13

Get rocked as Queen Nation glams it up and pays tribute to Queen at 37 Main in Avondale Estates! Make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall for Stewart Copeland: Police Deranged for Orchestra with the ASO! Blues it up with Skyler Saufley at Blind Willies! Get spooked at Netherworld Haunted House during their final haunt weekends! Catch screenings of Brian De Palma’s SCARFACE (1983), Martin Scorsese’s MEAN STREETS (1973), and Alfonso Cuaron’s HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) at The Plaza Theatre! Get intergalactic at the Fernbank After Dark: Cocktails & the Cosmos event at 7pm! The Object Group’s virtual presentation of their original, multimedia adaptation and critical investigation of Albert Camus classic novel L’Etranger/The Stranger, told with a combination of Punch and Judy-style hand puppets and noir/new-wave inspired cinema animation at 7pm! Get countrified for a second night with Mac McAnally at City Winery! Funk it up New Orleans-style with The Mar-Tans at Waller’s Coffee Shop during their Outer Space at Waller’s concert! Get your Americana fix with The Trilby Brothers at Napoleon’s! Rock out with Stop Light Observations at Park Tavern! Spend the night with Alex Williams at Eddie’s Attic! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, November 14

Boogie down with Michelle Malone at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Artist Market from 10am – 2pm, and stick around for their Outer Space at Waller’s concert, featuring the Evan Stepp Trio at 6pm! Get rocked during the Drive-In Style Concert with Keller Williams at From the Earth Brewing Company at 8pm! The Object Group’s virtual presentation of their original, multimedia adaptation and critical investigation of Albert Camus classic novel L’Etranger/The Stranger, told with a combination of Punch and Judy-style hand puppets and noir/new-wave inspired cinema animation at 7pm! The holidays are upon us, so why not make your way to Stone Mountain Christmas, running through Jan. 3! Letterbomb pays tribute to Green Day at 37 Main in Avondale Estates! Be a nocturnal beast and check out the Fernbank Forest Night Walk at 6:30pm!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, November 15

Hey all you film buffs! You won’t want to miss the virtual Sir Christopher Frayling Interview: Spaghetti Westerns to Dracula at 3pm! Support local artists and make your way to Best End Brewing Co.’s Makers Market from 9am – 1pm! Or check out Queer Threads: A Pop-Up Thrift Shop at the Georgia Beer Garden at 1pm! Make your way to Battle & Brew for Family Board Game Day! Horror-Western it up as B-Movie Bonfire presents a free online screening of William Beaudine’s JESSE JAMES MEETS FRANKENSTEIN’S DAUGHTER (1966) at 9:30pm! The Object Group’s virtual presentation of their original, multimedia adaptation and critical investigation of Albert Camus classic novel L’Etranger/The Stranger, told with a combination of Punch and Judy-style hand puppets and noir/new-wave inspired cinema animation at 1pm, with a pre-show discussion starting at 11am! Sydney Sprague signs to Rude Records and her new single, “i refuse to die” is out now! Check out the Sunday Funday Pop Up Market at Lee+White at 1pm, every Sunday through Dec. 27! 

 

 Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *A Cappella Books Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*The Plaza Theatre Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #32 – Nov. 2-8, 2020

Posted on: Nov 2nd, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our next installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of swell shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, November 2

Catch a screening of Bong Joon-ho’s MEMORIES OF MURDER (2003) at 4pm through Nov. 5, followed by a screening of James McTeigue’s V FOR VENDETTA (2005) at 8pm The Plaza Theatre! Get really retro as Rolecall presents their Shakespeare in the Ponce presentation of TWELFTH NIGHT, through Nov. 17! Check out 7 Stage’s virtual premiere of Elizabeth Dinkova’s TIT  at 7pm, running through today! M.A.G.S. premieres new single and music video, “Smile” on Afropunk. A. A. Williams shares cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong” and announces cover album, SONGS FROM ISOLATION out Feb. 12! Kino Now celebrates its first anniversary with a free binge for all you cinephiles, through Nov. 15, check it out here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, November 3

Ann Wilson releases timely cover of Steve Earle’s “The Revolution Starts Now!” The Heartless Bastards share new video for “Revolutionhere! Or psyche it up with Guiding Light’s release of their new album, WEIRD PAINS, featuring covers of Nirvana, Leonard Cohen and Patty Griffin! Or skank it up as Goldfinger returns with new single “Wallflower!” Thelonious Monster releases new album OH THE MONSTER today! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here

Way Back Wednesday, November 4

Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Order Of Operations share their cover of Psycho Killer,” and announce Talking Heads Covers EP LOVE ME TIL MY HEART STOPS, out Nov. 19! Tele Novella signs with Kill Rock Stars for sophomore LP, MERLYNN BELLE due out Feb 5, 2021 and unveils moody folk-tinged country ballad, “Technicolor Town!” Smith & Burrows share new track “Old TV Shows” and announce a new album ONLY SMITH & BURROWS IS GOOD ENOUGH, out Feb. 5! The Atlanta Opera Players Opera it up and bring you PAGLIACCI outdoors under an open-sided circus big top at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm, through Nov. 13! Check out an abridged 60-minute version of William Shakespeare’s HAMLET – but with Hamlet being completely wasted, presented during Wet Willy Wednesdays at 8pm, through Nov. 11! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! 

Throwback Thursday, November 5

The Atlanta History Center brings you History After Hours featuring live music with Kool Kat Amy Pike and The Bonaventure Quartet, cocktails and more at 5pm! Or get countrified and spend the night with Wynonna Judd at the City Winery (2 shows)! Spanish Love Songs release new video for “Self-Destruction (As a Sensible Career Choice)!” Glam it up with Uni’s mini-film, “Predator’s Ball”! The Atlanta Opera Players Opera it up and bring you THE KAISER OF ATLANTIS outdoors under an open-sided circus big top at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm, through Nov. 14! Check out The Breman Museum’s new virtual exhibition A Jazz Memoir, Photography by Herb Snitzer. You can check out the virtual exhibition here! Check out the Emory Gamelan Ensemble at 7pm! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! 

Freaky Friday, November 6

Big band it up as Joe Gransden returns to Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, now alongside his full 16-piece band and special guest Robin Latimore! Be a nocturnal beast and check out the Fernbank Forest Night Walk at 6:30pm! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Outer Space at Waller’s concert, featuring Cave Bear Bluegrass! As part of Charis Books’s 46th Anniversary, they virtually bring you An Evening with Charlene Ball and Libby Ware at 7:30pm! Boogie down with Groove Centric as they perform the music of Al Green and Curtis Mayfield at City Winery! Hilarity ensues at The Strand Theatre with Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words! Get criminal and catch a screening of Martin Scoresese’s GOODFELLAS (1990), Mathieu Kassovitz’s LA HAINE (1996), and Hype Williams’s BELLY (1998) all starting tonight at The Plaza Theatre! Get your shopping and bonfire fix at the Candle Nights EAV Art Market at 5pm! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, November 7

Stomp on over to the Chomp & Stomp: Virtual Chili Cook-Off and Bluegrass Festival, from 8am – 8pm! Get jazzy with Colin Hancock virtually at 7pm, hosted by Triple Step Studios! Or get down with Erykah Badu at 8pm, hosted by State Farm Arena! Hilarity ensues at The Strand Theatre with Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words! Get interactive with the kiddies and make your way to Fernbank’s Adventures in Science at 10am! And stick around as a nocturnal beast and check out the Fernbank Forest Night Walk at 6:30pm! Or make your way to Charis’ 46th Birthday Porch Pop-Up Party at 11am! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Outer Space at Waller’s concert, featuring Slow Parade! Spend the night with Tyler Neal on the patio at Napoleon’s!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, November 8

Noir it up and get criminally insane with Frank Sinatra during B-Movie Bonfire’s free online screening of Lewis Allen’s SUDDENLY (1954) at 9:30pm! Folk rock it up with Graham Nash at the Variety Playhouse! Sydney Sprague signs to Rude Records and her new single, “i refuse to die” is out now! Hilarity ensues at The Strand Theatre with Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words! Make your way to the Roswell Art Fund’s The Randall Bramblett Band Album Release Drive-In at 6:45pm! Check out the Sunday Funday Pop Up Market at Lee+White at 1pm, every Sunday through Dec. 27! 

 Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *A Cappella Books Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*The Plaza Theatre Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Halloween Home Edition #31 – Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2020

Posted on: Oct 26th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our next installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of spooky Halloween fun you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, October 26

Have a killer good time during The Plaza Theatre’s screening of Sean S. Cunningham’s FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980) at 8:15pm! Kino Now celebrates its first anniversary with a free binge for all you cinephiles, through Nov. 15, check it out here! Get haunted virtually during DooGallery’s annual Haunted Art Show, running through Oct. 31! Get old-timey with Old Crow Medicine Show during their live streaming concert at 8pm! Get down with Arrested Development for two shows at City Winery! Get really retro as Rolecall presents their Shakespeare in the Ponce presentation of TWELFTH NIGHT, through Nov. 17! Get spooky with Move Club Monday’s live discussion of Barry Sonnenfeld’s THE ADDAMS FAMILY (1991) at 8pm! Get monsterific with screenings of Pixar’s MONSTERS, INC (2001) at AMC theatres across Atlanta, through Nov. 1! Do some good this spooky season and donate tasty treats during the Feed the Pumpkin Food Drive, hosted by The Point, through Oct. 31! Grab the kiddies and monster mash your way down to Legoland Discovery Center’s Brick or Treat event, running through Oct. 31! Get in the spooky mood during Sleepy Hollow Farm’s (Powder Springs) Fall Fun Season, running through Nov. 1! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, October 27

Creep on down to The Plaza Theatre’s screening of John Carl Buechler’s TROLL (1986) at 8:15pm! Get down with Arrested Development for two shows at City Winery! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here

 

Way Back Wednesday, October 28

Have a demonically good time during Battle & Brew’s Evil Dead Trivia at 8pm! Folk rock it up during Chris Knight’s live stream concert, hosted by Eddie’s Attic! Or get rootsy with Cody Marlowe at Sweetwater Brewing Company! The Atlanta Opera Players Opera it up and bring you PAGLIACCI outdoors under an open-sided circus big top at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm, through Nov. 13! Your nightmares go live as Netherworld Haunted House kicks off this season of haunts, Wed.-Sun. through Nov. 1! Check out an abridged 60-minute version of William Shakespeare’s HAMLET – but with Hamlet being completely wasted, presented during Wet Willy Wednesdays at 8pm, through Nov. 11! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! 

Throwback Thursday, October 29

Plazadrome presented by Videodrome and The Plaza Theatre presents a creaturific good time with a Plaza Drive-In screening of John Fawcett’s GINGERSNAPS (2000) at 7:30pm! Spend the night in a haunted castle during Legends & Lore at Rhodes Hall at 7pm, through Oct. 30! Get bewitched with a live broadcast of The History of Witchcraft at 8pm! Or spook it up during Queen Mary Live, a Virtual Haunt and Music Fest, through Nov. 1! Check out 7 Stage’s virtual premiere of Elizabeth Dinkova’s TIT  at 7pm, running through Nov. 2! Have a hellacious good time during Rolecall’s Hell Over Heels dating game-show at 9pm, through Oct. 31! Or get some haunting laughs during Scofflaw Brewing Company’s Ha-Ha Halloween at 8pm! Get intergalactic with Movies on the Lawn’s screening of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. (1982) and other fun activities, beginning at 6pm! The Atlanta Opera Players Opera it up and bring you THE KAISER OF ATLANTIS outdoors under an open-sided circus big top at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm, through Nov. 14! Check out The Breman Museum’s new virtual exhibition A Jazz Memoir, Photography by Herb Snitzer. You can check out the virtual exhibition here! Check out the Emory Gamelan Ensemble at 7pm! Spend the night with Tyler Neal on the patio at Napoleon’s! Honky-tonk it up with Jason Eady at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! 

Freaky Friday, October 30

Have a killer time and celebrate 100 years of Robert Wiene’s THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1921) with a Zoom screening and musical accompaniment by Wormwood, hosted by WordsFest London Canada at 7pm! The Plaza Theatre with Lips Down on Dixie time-warps it up with a screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at 11:55pm! Get monsterific during Aurora Theatre’s Monster Mash Bash Cabaret, online at 6pm, through Nov. 1! Check out Profs & Pints Online: What Sparked Witch Burnings at 7pm! Spend the night in a haunted castle during Legends & Lore at Rhodes Hall at 7pm! Have a screaming good time at Fernbank’s annual adults-only Fright Night at 7pm! Boogie down under the full moon with The Rainmen during their Halloween Special at Tin Roof Cantina! It’s freaky Friday at the Havana Club ATL with their Freak Show event! Hang with the undead and catch a free drive-in screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at Bill Head Funeral Home in Duluth at 9:30pm! Spook it up with Movies on the Lawn’s screenings of Bill Menenez’s IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN (1966), followed by Pixar’s MONSTERS, INC (2001) and other fun activities, beginning at 6pm! Pick up some creepy creations during EAV Farmers Market’s Hocus Pocus Market at 5pm! Howl at the moon with Battle & Brew during their Halloween Weekend events! Boogie down with the bogey man during Atlanta Masquerade, a free outdoor event! Get haunted atThe Legion Theatre with TheatreExtreme during Cartersville Ghost Tours, through Oct. 30! Help support the 2021 L5P Halloween Parade with the L5PBA Venmo Raffle with a live drawing at 6pm! Check out the 35th Annual Halloween Hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 6pm! Cash Unchained pays tribute to “The Man in Black” at 37 Main! Or catch Departure’s tribute to Journey at City Winery! Pigs on a String perform the music of Pink Floyd at Napoleon’s! Check out the 35th Annual Halloween Hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 6pm! Spook on down to Stone Mountain’s Pumpkin Festival – Play by Day, Glow by Night, running through Nov. 1! Aurora Theatre’s Lawrenceville’s Ghost Tours, haunting through Oct. 31! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, October 31

Bring the kiddies and Monster Mash it up at the Center for Puppetry Arts at 10am – 5pm! Get your Halloween scare with Tiki Tango and their Nightmare on 13th Street event! Or make your way to Charis Books for their Halloween Porch Pop-Up at 12pm! The Plaza Theatre with Lips Down on Dixie time-warps it up with a screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at 8:30pm and 11:55pm! Get spooked at Park Tavern’s A Maskerade Halloween Party! Haunt on down to East View Cemetery Association’s A Grave Affair at 4pm! Monster Mash it up with Ponce City Market’s Halloween on the Roof! Cigar City Club Plaza brings you their Halloween Mask-erade Costume Party! Get some spooky shopping done at the Mystic District Marketplace: The Freak Show Edition! Be a nocturnal beast and check out the Fernbank Forest Night Walk at 6:30pm! Bird Dog Jubilee dishes out a Halloween bash at Tucker Brewing Company! Spook on down to Little 5 Points Corner Tavern for their Halloween Costume Party! Get spooky and kooky during Neon Horror and Mary’s Hell No Ween virtual and live events! The Iberian Pig in Decatur gets bloody during their Virtual Murder Mystery at 7:30pm! Check out the Heck House’s Drag the Blue Moon to Heck comedy show at 8pm! Black Cat DC rocks out with their Eighties Mayhem/Halloween 80s Virtual Party at 9pm! Catch a screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at MadLife Stage & Studios at 9:30pm! Get bewitched with Movies on the Lawn’s screening of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993) and other fun activities, beginning at 6pm! Boogie down at Suite Food Lounge’s Halloween Fest! Get some soul as Kyshona Comes to Red Boots Roots from Her Home at 7pm! Stomp on down to Matilda’s for the Michelle Malone Duo CD Release Party! Get spooked and take the kiddies to Boo at the Zoo, from 9am – 5pm! 

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, November 1

The Plaza Theatre gets monstrous with their Silent Cinema Series with a screening of Lon Cheney’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925), featuring live music on the Mighty Plaza Organ by Ken Double and Daniel Mata at 8:30pm! Folklore Haunted House creeps it up with their Send in the Clowns! event at 7:30pm! Check out the Holiday Pop Up Market at Lee+White at 1pm, every Sunday through Dec. 27! Make your way to Park Tavern for their Sunset Sessions Featuring Ides of June!

 

 Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *A Cappella Books Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*The Plaza Theatre Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #30 – Oct. 19-25, 2020

Posted on: Oct 19th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our next installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of spooky fun you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, October 19

Creep down to The Plaza Theatre for a screening of Joe Dante’s GREMLINS II: THE NEW BATCH (1990) at 8pm! Boogie down with Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire virtually, hosted by Cellairis Amphitheatre at 7pm! Get haunted virtually during DooGallery’s annual Haunted Art Show, running through Oct. 31! Do some good this spooky season and donate tasty treats during the Feed the Pumpkin Food Drive, hosted by The Point, through Oct. 31! Check out Brian Skutle’s Horror Soundscapes Virtual Concert at 8pm! Grab the kiddies and monster mash your way down to Legoland Discovery Center’s Brick or Treat event, running through Oct. 31! Get in the spooky mood during Sleepy Hollow Farm’s (Powder Springs) Fall Fun Season, running through Nov. 1! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, October 20

Have a bloody fantastic time at The Plaza Theatre’s screening of Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE II (1986) at 8pm! Get bewitched and take a Witch’s Brew Class with Damaris at Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore at 7pm! Get the rockin’ blues with Walter Trout at City Winery! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Check out Matt Berry‘s album PHANTOM BIRDS out now on Acid Jazz records! Detroit noise-pop singer-songwriter Zilched (Chloë Drallos) just released her single and self-directed music video for “Velcro Dog” from debut album DOOMPOP – out October 23. We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here

Way Back Wednesday, October 21

Get spooked with Nightmare Film Festival’s Masquerade 2020, a five-day digital showcase of terror and more, through Oct. 25! Make your way to the Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema to catch Stevie Nicks 24Karat Gold the Concert, for one night only at 7pm! Doom metal it up with Amorphis live-streaming, hosted by The Masquerade at 8pm! The Breman Museum hosts a virtual film screening and discussion of Bob HerculesMIKVA! DEMOCRACY IS A VERB (2020) at 8pm! Get zombified at The Plaza Theatre’s screening of George A. Romero’s DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) at 8pm! Your nightmares go live as Netherworld Haunted House kicks off this season of haunts, Wed.-Sun. through Nov. 1! Check out an abridged 60-minute version of William Shakespeare’s HAMLET – but with Hamlet being completely wasted, presented during Wet Willy Wednesdays at 8pm, through Nov. 11! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Check out Smith’s Olde Bar’s Wednesday Night Live online event, every Wednesday at 7:30pm! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! 

Throwback Thursday, October 22

The Atlanta Opera Players Opera it up and bring you PAGLIACCI outdoors under an open-sided circus big top at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm, through Nov. 13! Or catch Smith & Myers (of Shinedown) during their Live from the Drive-In concert at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre at 8pm, hosted by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Get rocked at 37 Main in Avondale with 84, paying tribute to Eddie Van Halen! Get horrorfied at The Plaza Theatre’s screening of Rusty Cundieff’s TALES FROM THE HOOD (1995) at 8pm! Check out The Breman Museum’s new virtual exhibition A Jazz Memoir, Photography by Herb Snitzer. You can check out the virtual exhibition here! Check out the Emory Gamelan Ensemble at 7pm! Check out the title track “The New Ok!” American musician, songwriter, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist Kurt Baker has dropped a vintage 80’s-inspired music video for “Over You,” the lead single off his upcoming solo album AFTER PARTY set for release on October 23 via Wicked Cool Records. Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! 

Freaky Friday, October 23

Get monsterific during Profs & Pints Online: The Horror Within at 7pm! The Atlanta School of Photography haunts it up during their Frights & Lights event at the Decatur Cemetery at 6:30pm! Get haunted atThe Legion Theatre with TheatreExtreme during Cartersville Ghost Tours, through Oct. 24! Get the blues with Bill Sheffield during Outer Space Concerts at Waller’s! Get down during On Stage’s Spooktacular – A Virtual Cabaret at 8pm! Get folk-rocked with the Indigo GirlsLive from the Drive-In concert at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre at 8pm! Meet your doom during Vision Video’s A Southern Gothic virtual concert at 9:30pm! Time-warp it up during the Hard Rock Cafe’s Friday Night Frights – Dinner & Movie featuring THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at 10pm!Get down with Interstellar Echos paying tribute to Pink Floyd at 37 Main! Spook on down to East Roswell Park with the kiddies for an Eerie Egg Hunt at 4:30pm! Be safe and get down during Centennial Olympic Park’s Big Night Out! Concert Series, running through Oct. 25! Tonight you won’t want to miss Moon Taxi and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, at 5:30pm! Check out the 35th Annual Halloween Hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 6pm! Jam it up with the Tom Hill Trio at Tucker Brewing Company! Or get folksy with Pajama Garden at Railroad Earth-ATL! Or indie folk it up with Noah Gunderson’s live-stream hosted by Eddie’s Attic at 7pm! The Atlanta Opera Players Opera it up and bring you THE KAISER OF ATLANTIS outdoors under an open-sided circus big top at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm, through Nov. 14! Spook on down to Stone Mountain’s Pumpkin Festival – Play by Day, Glow by Night, running through Nov. 1! Aurora Theatre’s Lawrenceville’s Ghost Tours, haunting through Oct. 31! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, October 24

Have a bloody fangtastic time during a screening of F. W. Murnau’s silent horror classic NOSFERATU (1922) at Dad’s Garage Drive-In with live music accompaniment by Moloq at 7:30pm! Spook it up and catch a free drive-in screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at Duluth High School at 9:30pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta! Join Bi+ Georgia for A Haunted Halloween Picnic at Historic Oakland Cemetery at 12pm! Hard Labor Creek State Park creeps it up with their Haunted Village at 1pm! Check out The Village Corner’s Oktoberfest Prost at 1pm! Or pull your lederhosen and celebrate Oktoberfest with The Before Times at Eventide Brewing at 2:30pm! Spend the night with Chilly Winds and Ben Tricky during Outer Space Concerts at Waller’s! Stomp on down to From the Earth Brewing Company in Roswell for The Randall Bramblett Band Album Pre-Release Drive-In at 7pm! Get rocked with Poison’us at 37 Main! Spend the night with Yacht Rock Revue during their online concert, hosted by Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! Or spook on over to the Fernbank’s Ghostly Gatherings event at 6:30pm! Be safe and get down during Centennial Olympic Park’s Big Night Out! Concert Series, running through Oct. 25! Tonight you won’t want to miss the Marcus King Trio and Futurebirds, at 5:30pm! Check out the 35th Annual Halloween Hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 6pm! Geek it up and join The Force during the Lightsaber Pub Crawl starting at 3pm! Sarah Peacock Comes to Red Boots from Her House at 7pm! Get spooked and take the kiddies to Boo at the Zoo, from 9am – 5pm! Robyn Hitchcock releases updated new single “The President” (2020 version) out now on Tiny Ghost Records! Raf Rundell shares new track “Monsterpiece” out now on Heavenly Recordings! 

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, October 25

Neon Horror and Mary’s bring you macabre musical mashups during their virtual Necrodance event at 3pm! B-Movie Bonfire brings you a free online screening of Larry Buchanan’s CURSE OF THE SWAMP CREATURE (1968) at 8:30pm! Check out Live from the Drive-In and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Music of David Bowie at 6pm! Get a little haunted shopping in at the 50th edition of The Bizarre Bazaar being held at The Imperial in Decatur at 12pm! Historic Oakland Cemetery hosts a Virtual Pumpkin Carving Workshop at 2pm! Check out Tucker Brewing Co.’s Sunday Outdoor Blues Jam! Get spooked and take the kiddies to Boo at the Zoo, from 9am – 5pm! Be safe and get down during Centennial Olympic Park’s Big Night Out! Concert Series, running through Oct. 25! Tonight you won’t want to miss Big Boi & Friends, at 5:30pm! 

 Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *A Cappella Books Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*The Plaza Theatre Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #29 – Oct. 12-18, 2020

Posted on: Oct 12th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our next installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of retrotastic fun you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, October 12

Boogie down with a Virtual Hot Jam with Natalia Eristavi at 8pm! Get haunted virtually during DooGallery’s annual Haunted Art Show, running through Oct. 31! Grab the kiddies and monster mash your way down to Legoland Discovery Center’s Brick or Treat event, running through Oct. 31! Check out Rolecall Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Ponce event with their performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, running through Oct. 13! Get in the spooky mood during Sleepy Hollow Farm’s (Powder Springs) Fall Fun Season, running through Nov. 1! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, October 13

Kool Kat Nicole Kurtz Smith presents her Mocha Memoirs Press Takeover: Slay at 6pm, giving you the opportunity to join the authors and editors as they talk about their stories! The Poe Film Festival presents a free online film screening of Don Tepper’s short, “Masque of the Red Death” (xxxx), followed by a discussion with the director and Poe experts at 7pm! Devil’s Night Gallery, the only film festival in the world inspired by Rod Serling’s classic tv series, “Night Gallery” features 11 short films in the spirit of the series, with an original piece of art created for it by a local artist and is revealed by their terrible Rod Serling impersonator during an introduction to each film. This year the show is free and open to all to watch! Simply click here at 8pm! Get geeky and catch THE OFFICE Live Stream Trivia – Halloween Episodes event at 8:30pm, hosted by Bar Crawl USA! Check out Rolecall Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Ponce event with their performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, running through today! Check out Matt Berry‘s album PHANTOM BIRDS out now on Acid Jazz records! Detroit noise-pop singer-songwriter Zilched (Chloë Drallos) just released her single and self-directed music video for “Velcro Dog” from debut album DOOMPOP – out October 23. We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here

Way Back Wednesday, October 14

Charis Books and the Auburn Avenue Research Library welcomes P. Djeli Clark in virtual conversation with Victor LaValle for a celebration of Clark’s dark fantasy historical novella, RING SHOUT. Journalist and novelist Ed Hall will moderate the conversation here at 7:30pm! Spook it up during the 14th Annual Atlanta Horror Film Festival (all screenings are outdoors in a socially-distanced space), haunting through Oct. 17! Get rocked during Aquarium Drunkard Presents Pylon, an online discussion with founding members at 8pm! Your nightmares go live as Netherworld Haunted House kicks off this season of haunts, Wed.-Sun. through Nov. 1! Boogie down with Bird Dog Jubilee live at Sweetwater Brewery outdoors at 6:30pm! Check out an abridged 60-minute version of William Shakespeare’s HAMLET – but with Hamlet being completely wasted, presented during Wet Willy Wednesdays at 8pm, through Nov. 11! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Check out Smith’s Olde Bar’s Wednesday Night Live online event, every Wednesday at 7:30pm! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! 

Throwback Thursday, October 15

Boogie down during the second annual Historic Athens Porch*Fest 2020, featuring 40 virtual performances over four days, through Oct. 18! Check out Jews and Jazz and meet Gary Motley and Dr. Gordon Vernick as they tell stories, play music and discuss the significant roles that Jews have played in the Jazz scene as composers, performers, writers, and entrepreneurs. Their free talk is presented in conjunction with The Breman Museum’s new virtual exhibition A Jazz Memoir, Photography by Herb Snitzer. You can check out the virtual exhibition here! Get haunted with the Dekalb History Center’s Virtual Spooky Tour from 9am – 9pm! Drive-By Truckers have released their second album of 2020, THE NEW OK out via ATO Records. Check out the title track “The New Ok!” American musician, songwriter, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist Kurt Baker has dropped a vintage 80’s-inspired music video for “Over You,” the lead single off his upcoming solo album AFTER PARTY set for release on October 23 via Wicked Cool Records. Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! 

Freaky Friday, October 16

Tune in and spend the night with the Master of Suspense during the online Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play, hosted by Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm! Get bewitched with WUSSY MAG and catch a screening of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993) at The Plaza Drive-In at 7:30pm! Spook on down to Stone Mountain’s Pumpkin Festival – Play by Day, Glow by Night, running through Nov. 1! Geek it up during the MultiVIRTUAL 2020 Convention, a science fiction and fantasy con, through Oct. 18! Live stream the Shaky Knees Festival 2020, rockin’ through Oct. 18! Catch Brother Sam of the Foothill Brothers at Waller’s Outer Space Concert event at 7pm! Aurora Theatre’s Lawrenceville’s Ghost Tours, haunting through Oct. 31! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, October 17

It’s not Halloween in Atlanta without the annual L5P Halloween Parade, so why not check out this year’s L5P Virtual Halloween Parade with Puddles Pity Party as Grand Marshall at 4pm! Or spook on over to the Fernbank’s Ghostly Gatherings event at 6:30pm! FanQuest Nation brings you a Slashtastic Saturday: Caesar and Otto’s Paranormal Halloween at 7pm! Get terrified as the George A. Romero Foundation and Pitt Honors College brings you Tales from the Hood 25th Anniversary Celebration online at 7pm! Or have a bloody fangtastic time during Ritual: A Virtual Vampire Ball at 9pm! Get bewitched with WUSSY MAG and catch a second screening of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993) at The Plaza Drive-In at 9:30pm! Tune in and spend a second night with the Master of Suspense during the online Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play, hosted by Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm! Get spooked and take the kiddies to Boo at the Zoo, from 9am – 5pm! Raid and trade during the Georgia Ren Fair Opening Weekend, from 10am – 6pm! Cruz Contreras comes to Red Boots from His House at 7pm! Robyn Hitchcock releases updated new single “The President” (2020 version) out now on Tiny Ghost Records! Raf Rundell shares new track “Monsterpiece” out now on Heavenly Recordings! Crown Lands get psychedelic and releases celestial video for “Sun Dance,” and announce environmental campaign with WEARTH!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, October 18

Get spooked and take the kiddies to Boo at the Zoo, from 9am – 5pm! Tallbird share debut album LOST PET POSTER TEMPLATE! New Jersey indie-rockers, The Vaughns, have announced a new single and video “All Weekend” which is premiering now on FLOOD Magazine. Fans can check it out now here. The Corner Tavern Hapeville brings you their new outdoor Beer Garden (socially distanced picnic tables) and presents the Francisco Lora Jazz Trio at 6pm! The Star Bar rocks out with their Almost Live from Little 5! 

 Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *A Cappella Books Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*The Plaza Theatre Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #28 – Oct. 5-11, 2020

Posted on: Oct 5th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

It’s that spooky time of year again! And we at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our next installment of our haunted Home-Edition, a week’s worth of retrotastic fun you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, October 5

Get haunted virtually during DooGallery’s annual Haunted Art Show, running through Oct. 31! Grab the kiddies and monster mash your way down to Legoland Discovery Center’s Brick or Treat event, running through Oct. 31! Or spook on down to Stone Mountain’s Pumpkin Festival – Play by Day, Glow by Night, running through Nov. 1! Check out Rolecall Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Ponce event with their performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, running through Oct. 13! Get down with Thea Jones & The Make it Shake Band at Pal’s Lounge at 8m! Atlanta’s historic West End community is getting powerful new murals as part of this year’s ELEVATE Art Festival. They will be completed in time for the festival’s virtual programming which will take place from Oct. 4-10. Get in the spooky mood during Sleepy Hollow Farm’s (Powder Springs) Fall Fun Season, running through Nov. 1! Guitar duel from the depths as Kool Kat Adam McIntyre and The Pinx burn it all down on scorching “It’s Electric,” single from their upcoming ELECTRIC! EP, out now! Get some swampadelic soul with Larkin Poe’s new album SELF MADE MAN out now via Tricki-Woo Records. Purchase/stream it here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, October 6

Check out the 14th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival online at 7pm! Check out Rolecall Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Ponce event with their performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, running through Oct. 13! Join Emory Centro Latinx for a virtual panel and discussion on Latinx Music and Politics at 6pm! Charis Books and Atlanta Pride celebrate Pamela Sneed in conversation with Theresa Davis discussing Sneed’s FUNERAL DIVA, a poetic memoir about coming-of-age in the AIDS era, and its effects on life and art. Rock out with Crash Test Dummies via livestream, hosted by City Winery at 8pm! Check out Matt Berry‘s album PHANTOM BIRDS out now on Acid Jazz records! Detroit noise-pop singer-songwriter Zilched (Chloë Drallos) just released her single and self-directed music video for “Velcro Dog” from debut album DOOMPOP – out October 23. We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here!

Way Back Wednesday, October 7

Your nightmares go live as Netherworld Haunted House kicks off this season of haunts, Wed.-Sun. through Nov. 1! Get twenties retro with a virtual Roaring 20s Estate Jewelry Trunk Show at 7pm! Scripts Gone Wild gets creepy crawly with ARACHNOPHOBIA at 7:30pm! Bang it out with Max Weinberg’s Jukebox via livestream, hosted by City Winery at 6pm! Jam out with Sound Culture live at Sweetwater Brewery outdoors at 6:30pm! Montreal-based multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Linaire (Anna Atkinson) releases new track “Best I Can!” L7’s SMELL THE MAGIC: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION is out through Sub Pop Purchase/Stream across platforms! And watch Donita Sparks with the Lucha VaVOOM dancers performing “Fast and Frightening!” Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Check out Smith’s Olde Bar’s Wednesday Night Live online event, every Wednesday at 7:30pm! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! The Nixons post-grunge it up with new EP SONIC BOOM through Intercept Music available for download here and share the official music video for single “Ghost of an Angel here! Get your 80s-esque synth fix with machinegum’s “Kubes” video here!

Throwback Thursday, October 8

Make your way to the Atlanta History Center’s History After Hours in their newly opened (and socially-distant) Entrance Gardens as they celebrate their new exhibit, “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow” at 5pm! Thrash metal it up with Repentance’s debut album GOD FOR A DAY out now! Drive-By Truckers have released their second album of 2020, THE NEW OK out via ATO Records. Check out the title track “The New Ok!” American musician, songwriter, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist Kurt Baker has dropped a vintage 80’s-inspired music video for “Over You,” the lead single off his upcoming solo album AFTER PARTY set for release on October 23 via Wicked Cool Records. Re-discover the stars and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age with the Sonja Henie biopic, Anne Sewitsky’s SONJA: THE WHITE SWAN (2018) and eight other Silver Screen Icons Now available digitally on Kino Now! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here. Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here!

Freaky Friday, October 9

Monsterama and Spy Con’s 2020 Virtual free event [donations welcome to benefit The Motion Picture & Television Fund] (co-chairsKool Kat Anthony Taylor and Suzanne Najbrt) kicks off today, spooking it up through Oct. 11, with! Tonight’s highlights include Masters of the Twilight Zone with Anne Serling, Kool Kat Daniel Griffith, and more at 5:30pm; Masters of Dracula at 8pm; and more! Get spooked and catch screenings of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) and Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD 2 (1987) starting tonight at The Plaza Theatre! Get haunted during Cursed: A COVID-Safe Immersive Halloween Experience at The Basement at 7pm! Jazz it up with Elevate the Quest at Vista Vibes in Tucker! Catch an online screening of John Scheinfeld’s CHASING TRANE (2016), hosted by Triple Step Studios, at 8pm! Rock out at Town Green in Peachtree Corners with Interstellar Echos paying tribute to Pink Floyd! Atlanta Photography Group (APG) and WUSSY MAG present ‘High Visibility’, a virtual group exhibition featuring over fifteen Atlanta LGBTQIA+ photographers. The launch of the virtual exhibition will coincide with Atlanta Pride’s 50th Anniversary, a time of celebration and remembrance for the Queer artists and outcasts who came before, event goes live at 7pm! Enjoy a spooky-themed evening featuring after-hours access to the Halloween-themed outdoor experience, Woodland Spirits at Fernbank After Dark: Science & Spirits (masks required) at 7pm! Catch Sweet Young Twang at Waller’s Outer Space Concert event at 7pm! Get down with Joe Gransden and Robin Lattimore at Callanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn at 7:30pm! Catch Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac tribute at the Coca-Cola Roxy (socially-distanced event)! Departure pays tribute to Journey at 37 Main in Avondale Estates! Aurora Theatre’s Lawrenceville’s Ghost Tours, haunting through Oct. 31! Big Black Delta share live performance for “Killing Me” with entire virtual show available until Oct. 9, Tickets Here; 4 LP out now! Bob Mould (Husker Du) releases “Forecast of Rain,” a new song from his upcoming album BLUE HEARTS, arriving via MERGE RECORDS today! Mondo Cozmo shares new video for “Kicks (Positively Montauk)” on his new album NEW MEDICINE, out now! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, October 10

Spook it up during Day 2 of Monsterama and Spy Con’s 2020 Virtual event! Today’s highlights include Lana Wood: Plenty O’Toole Talks,The Great Kaiju Invasion, Masters of The Outer Limits, and so much more! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for an Outdoor Artist Market from 10am – 2pm! Or check out the Fernbank Museum’s Bugs, Bats and Bones at 10:30am! Celebrate Pride on Ponce at the Rolecall’s outdoor amphitheater from 11:30am – 6pm! Check out the October EAV Market (masks required) at 12pm! Get rootsy with Michelle Malone at Eddie’s Attic! Or get down with Matthew Kahler at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Southern Accents pay tribute to Tom Petty at 37 Main in Avondale Estates! Lesibu Grand calls out gun violence, poverty, healthcare in America in new anthem “WFS!” Spook it up with The Southern Institute of Paranormal Research’s online Ghost-Hunting at the Wren’s Nest at 7:30pm! Robyn Hitchcock releases updated new single “The President” (2020 version) out now on Tiny Ghost Records! Raf Rundell shares new track “Monsterpiece” out now on Heavenly Recordings! Crown Lands get psychedelic and releases celestial video for “Sun Dance,” and announce environmental campaign with WEARTH!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, October 11

It’s your last chance to get monsterific during Monsterama and Spy Con’s 2020 Virtual event featuring a panel on Jack Kirby and Master Art Masters with Kool Kat Mark Maddox, a full panel on author, filmmaker and more Larry Blamire, a Trina Parks panel and so much more! Get rocked and livestream The Band of Heathens at Eddie’s Attic at 8pm! Tallbird share debut album LOST PET POSTER TEMPLATE! New Jersey indie-rockers, The Vaughns, have announced a new single and video “All Weekend” which is premiering now on FLOOD Magazine. Fans can check it out now here. Check out Rolecall Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Ponce event with their performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, running through Oct. 13! The Corner Tavern Hapeville brings you their new outdoor Beer Garden (socially distanced picnic tables) and presents the Francisco Lora Jazz Trio at 6pm! The Star Bar rocks out with their Almost Live from Little 5! 

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *A Cappella Books Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*The Plaza Theatre Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #27 – Sept. 21-27, 2020

Posted on: Sep 21st, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our next installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of retrotastic fun you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, September 21

Haunt your way to the 43rd Annual Sunday in the Park, a week-long Victorian celebration of the Historic Oakland Cemetery, featuring virtual events, picnics, costume contests, pop-up shops and more, through Sept. 27! You won’t want to miss the Atlanta Film Festival & Creative Conference featuring panels, film screenings and more online through Sept. 27!  Garage rock it up with Japan’s Scandal via livestream, hosted by the Masquerade at 7pm! GPB brings you a virtual listening event, Shots in the Back: Exhuming the 1970 Augusta Riot at 7pm! Catch a screening of ATLFF’s 15 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT BIGFOOT, directed by Zach Lamplugh at Dad’s Garage Drive-In at 7:55pm! Check out the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade at 12pm! Come see what the Plaza Theatre Drive-In has in store for you this week – new listings (screenings/times) are posted every Monday night here! Guitar duel from the depths as Kool Kat Adam McIntyre and The Pinx burn it all down on scorching “It’s Electric,” single from their upcoming ELECTRIC! EP, out now! Get some swampadelic soul with Larkin Poe’s new album SELF MADE MAN out now via Tricki-Woo Records. Purchase/stream it here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, September 22

Check out Matt Berry‘s album PHANTOM BIRDS out now on Acid Jazz records! Hard rock band The Lonely Ones share their reimagined version of Queen’s classic song “Flash” via Loudwire! Detroit noise-pop singer-songwriter Zilched (Chloë Drallos) just released her single and self-directed music video for “Velcro Dog” from debut album DOOMPOP – out October 23. Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Get rocked with Best Coast’s livestream, hosted by Terminal West, at 7pm! Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith announce a new album PERADAM out now on Bella Union and share their new track “Peradamhere! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here!

Way Back Wednesday, September 23

Get the blues during Mudcat’s Live Stream Wednesday event at 7pm! The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with Black Mecca of the South Tour hosts local historian Nasir Muhammad who will present the Lynching of a Morehouse Man: The Murder of Dennis Hubert at 7pm. Montreal-based multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Linaire (Anna Atkinson) releases new track “Best I Can!” L7’s SMELL THE MAGIC: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION is out through Sub Pop Purchase/Stream across platforms! And watch Donita Sparks with the Lucha VaVOOM dancers performing “Fast and Frightening!” Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Jam it up during Blackberry Smoke’s Pandemic Jam Livestream Series starting today at 8pm! Check out Smith’s Olde Bar’s Wednesday Night Live online event, every Wednesday at 7:30pm! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! Atlanta four-piece disruptive rock band The Villa is excited to share their debut single and video Turning Point premiering now with Alternative Press. The Nixons post-grunge it up with new EP SONIC BOOM through Intercept Music available for download here and share the official music video for single “Ghost of an Angelhere! Get your 80s-esque synth fix with machinegum’s “Kubes” video here!

Throwback Thursday, September 24

Garage rock it up with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah via Flintwood Live’s livestream event at 7pm! Catch the Virtual Premiere of Blood Flow by Robert Earl Price, Film Created by Ashley James event, hosted by 7 Stages at 7pm, running through Sept. 27! The Horror Writers Association (HWA) spooks it up virtually with The Southern Nightmares Reading Series at 8pm! Re-discover the stars and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age with the Sonja Henie biopic, Anne Sewitsky’s SONJA: THE WHITE SWAN (2018) and eight other Silver Screen Icons Now available digitally on Kino Now! Goth Country it up as Nashville duo Anne Malin releases “Empty Is the Day” single and announces new album, WAITING SONG, due Oct. 2! Catch some Live Jazz at Vista Vibes in Tucker at 7pm! LUNA AURA gets gritty with her new single “Talking to Me,” out now on The Noise! Keep an eye out for her new album THREE CHEERS FOR THE AMERICAN BEAUTY out Oct. 2! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here. Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here!

Freaky Friday, September 25

Get some southern soul with Kool Kat Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics during Callanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn series at 7:30pm! Get spooky during the Aurora Theatre’s Lawrenceville’s Ghost Tours, haunting through Oct. 31! Jam it up with Perpetual Groove’s livestreaming event Sweet Covidious Antidote at 9pm! Make your way to the jungle during The Springs Cinema & Taphouse Drive-In screening of Joe Johnston’s JUMANJI (1995) at 7:45pm! Big Black Delta share live performance for “Killing Me” with entire virtual show available until Oct. 9, Tickets Here; 4 LP out now! Brain Worm Records releasing Charity 4-Way Split 7″ SHINE A LIGHT Featuring Hey, Chels (San Diego, CA), Typesetter (Chicago, IL), Sunshine State (Gainesville, FL), and Lousy Advice (Sacramento, CA)! Check out AJFF Recommends, a new online film catalogue showcasing every film that’s passed through the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival over the past 20 years! Catch the 43rd Annual Sunday in the Park event, Virtual Atlanta Trivia with the Oakland Cemetery at 7pm! Or stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a socially-distanced and safe Outer Space Concert with the Sweet Auburn String Band at 7pm! The Osees share “Dreary Nonsense” Levitation Live Session Video, New LP PROTEAN THREAT out now via Castle Face Records! Indie folk it up with Grant Pavol’s “Bones” single and video. Debut album ABOUT A YEAR out now! Mickey Leigh‘s (Rattlers, Stop) Mutated Music releases new music video for “Little Cristine!” Kitty Coen serves psychedelic disco cowgirl realness in new “Dark Soul” music video, out now! Get rocked as Slick Shoes announce their first full-length album in 17 years, ROTATION & FREQUENCY, released today! Steam their new song “Whispers” now! Bob Mould (Husker Du) releases “Forecast of Rain,” a new song from his upcoming album BLUE HEARTS, arriving via MERGE RECORDS today! Mondo Cozmo shares new video for “Kicks (Positively Montauk)” on his new album NEW MEDICINE, out now! Catch some Live Jazz at Vista Vibes in Tucker at 8pm! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ available now. Check it out here! NETHERWORLD’s escape room games, Escape the NETHERWORLD, has reopened. NETHERWORLD requests the use of face masks and/or face shields by guests while in public areas! The Plaza Movie Club Time Warps it up with The Rocky Horror Quarantine Show every Friday here! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, September 26

Catch the 43rd Annual Sunday in the Park tour Sights, Symbols and Stories of Oakland beginning at 10am! Red Boots Roots House Concerts get folksy and bring you a night with Mary Gauthier and Jaimee Harris at 7pm! Spook it up with The Southern Institute of Paranormal Research’s online Ghost-Hunting at the Wren’s Nest at 7:30pm! Catch a screening of Randal Kleiser’s GREASE (1978) at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse Drive-In at 7:45pm! Get in the Halloween spirit with Fernbank’s seasonal outdoor experience, Woodland Spirits where you will encounter ghostly visitors as you explore WildWoods and Fernbank Forest, through Nov. 8! Robyn Hitchcock releases updated new single “The President” (2020 version) out now on Tiny Ghost Records! Catch The Osees live Levitation Session via livestream at 8pm, hosted by the Knitting Factory Brooklyn! Catch some Live Jazz at Vista Vibes in Tucker at 8pm! Raf Rundell shares new track “Monsterpiece” out now on Heavenly Recordings! Crown Lands get psychedelic and releases celestial video for “Sun Dance,” and announce environmental campaign with WEARTH! Frenchy and the Punk (Drawing Hands Side Project) rock out with a new single and music video for “Jumping Jacks” out now! Get rocked as American Hi-Fi unveils cover of Squeeze’s “Another Nail in My Heart!” Psyche rock it up as Secret Machines share “Everything Starts” featuring Benjamin Curtis, with their new album AWAKE IN THE BRAIN CHAMBER! Drab City dish out the eerie sounds of the ‘60s with their video for “Live Free & Die When It’s Cool” on their debut album, GOOD SONGS FOR BAD PEOPLE out now via Bella Union! Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new piano collection of his older songs via LP here!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, September 27

CURE takes a bite out of childhood cancer with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s JAWS (1975) and more at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse Drive-In at 6pm! Check out the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Run Like Hell Virtual 5k beginning at 5am! Bluegrass it up with Larry Keel during his socially distanced, masks-required event at Music on Main Street in Lilburn at 4pm! Tap in as the 43rd Annual Sunday in the Park brings you a Virtual Tarot Workshop at 6:30pm! The Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence delivers their virtual sheNUNigans LIVE event at 7pm! New Jersey indie-rockers, The Vaughns, have announced a new single and video “All Weekend” which is premiering now on FLOOD Magazine. Fans can check it out now here. Southern rockers, Great Peacock announce new album, FOREVER WORSE BETTER, out Oct. 9! And check out their single, “All I Ever Do!” Catch some Live Jazz at Vista Vibes in Tucker at 12pm! The Corner Tavern Hapeville brings you their new outdoor Beer Garden (socially distanced picnic tables) and presents the Francisco Lora Jazz Trio at 6pm! The Star Bar rocks out with their Almost Live from Little 5! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. The Fernbank Museum goes epically virtual! Catch virtual screenings of DINOS ALIVE! and MUMMIES and more!

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *A Cappella Books – Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*The Plaza Theatre – Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #26 – Sept. 14-20, 2020

Posted on: Sep 14th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our next installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of retrotastic fun you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, September 14

Bluegrass it up during the Carolina Blue Monday Concert Series at 8pm! Get criminal and check out the Decatur Book Festival’s free online event, Crime Fiction Down South at 6:30pm! Come see what the Plaza Theatre Drive-In has in store for you this week – new listings (screenings/times) are posted every Monday night here! The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Come All Ye Faithful” from forthcoming album MADE OF! Guitar duel from the depths as Kool Kat Adam McIntyre and The Pinx burn it all down on scorching “It’s Electric,” single from their upcoming ELECTRIC! EP, out now! Get some swampadelic soul with Larkin Poe’s new album SELF MADE MAN out now via Tricki-Woo Records. Purchase/stream it here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, September 15

Check out the Atlanta History Center’s Virtual Author Talk: Katherine Landdeck with Virginia Prescott, discussing Landdeck’s THE WOMEN WITH SILVER WINGS, hosted by A Cappella Books at 7pm! Hard rock band The Lonely Ones share their reimagined version of Queen’s classic song “Flash” via Loudwire! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith announce a new album PERADAM out September 2020 on Bella Union and share their new track “Peradamhere! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here!

Way Back Wednesday, September 16

Sweden’s HammerFall rocks your face during their free online concert at 8pm, hosted by the Masquerade! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Get the blues with Geoff Atchison during his free Worldwide Online Concert at 8pm! Check out Smith’s Olde Bar’s Wednesday Night Live online event, every Wednesday at 7:30pm! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! Atlanta four-piece disruptive rock band The Villa is excited to share their debut single and video Turning Point premiering now with Alternative Press. The Nixons post-grunge it up with new EP SONIC BOOM through Intercept Music available for download here and share the official music video for single “Ghost of an Angelhere! Get your 80s-esque synth fix with machinegum’s “Kubes” video here!

Throwback Thursday, September 17

You won’t want to miss the Atlanta Film Festival & Creative Conference featuring panels, film screenings and more online through Sept. 27! City Parks Foundation announces final line-up for Summer Stage Jubilee: Songs and Stories Benefiting Free Programs in the Parks featuring Sting, Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash and more via livestream at 8pm! Goth Country it up as Nashville duo Anne Malin releases “Empty Is the Day” single and announces new album, WAITING SONG, due Oct. 2! Stomp it out during Waller’s Bluegrass Revue online via Amplify Summer Streaming Series at 8:30pm! LUNA AURA gets gritty with her new single “Talking to Me,” out now on The Noise! Keep an eye out for her new album THREE CHEERS FOR THE AMERICAN BEAUTY out Oct. 2! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here. Ren Harvieu shares video for “This is How You Make Me Feel,” and B-Side track, “Revel in the Drama.” Her new album REVEL IN THE DRAMA is out now on Bella Union. The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is going live with filmmakers slated to play at the 44th Atlanta Film Festival! Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here!

Freaky Friday, September 18

Kool Kat Amy Pike and The Bonaventure Quartet get swanky and gypsy jazz it up at Ziba’s in Grant Park at 8:30pm! Check out AJFF Recommends, a new online film catalogue showcasing every film that’s passed through the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival over the past 20 years! The Osees share “Dreary Nonsense” Levitation Live Session Video, New LP PROTEAN THREAT out today via Castle Face Records! Eric Hutchinson releases new album CLASS OF 98 – DELUXE & UNPLUGGED! Indie folk it up with Grant Pavol’s “Bones” single and video. Debut album ABOUT A YEAR out now! Mickey Leigh‘s (Rattlers, Stop) Mutated Music releases new music video for “Little Cristine!” Kitty Coen serves psychedelic disco cowgirl realness in new “Dark Soul” music video, out now! Bob Mould (Husker Du) releases “Forecast of Rain,” a new song from his upcoming album BLUE HEARTS, arriving via MERGE RECORDS September 25! Mondo Cozmo shares new video for “Kicks (Positively Montauk)” on his new album NEW MEDICINE, out now! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ available now. Check it out here! NETHERWORLD’s escape room games, Escape the NETHERWORLD, has reopened. NETHERWORLD requests the use of face masks and/or face shields by guests while in public areas! The Plaza Movie Club Time Warps it up with The Rocky Horror Quarantine Show every Friday here! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, September 19

Spook it up with The Southern Institute of Paranormal Research’s online Ghost-Hunting at the Wren’s Nest at 7:30pm! Check out the September EAV Market (masks required) at 3pm! Or make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a socially-distanced and safe Outdoor Artist Market from 10am – 2pm! Raf Rundell shares new track “Monsterpiece” out now on Heavenly Recordings! Crown Lands get psychedelic and releases celestial video for “Sun Dance,” and announce environmental campaign with WEARTH! Frenchy and the Punk (Drawing Hands Side Project) rock out with a new single and music video for “Jumping Jacks” out now! Get rocked as American Hi-Fi unveils cover of Squeeze’s “Another Nail in My Heart!” Psyche rock it up as Secret Machines share “Everything Starts” featuring Benjamin Curtis, with their new album AWAKE IN THE BRAIN CHAMBER! Get rocked as Slick Shoes announce their first full-length album in 17 years, ROTATION & FREQUENCY, to be released September 25! Steam their new song “Whispers” now! Drab City dish out the eerie sounds of the ‘60s with their video for “Live Free & Die When It’s Cool” on their debut album, GOOD SONGS FOR BAD PEOPLE out now via Bella Union! Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new piano collection of his older songs via LP here!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, September 20

Get intergalactic and sci-fi it up with B-Movie Bonfire’s online screening of David L. Hewitt’s THE WIZARD OF MARS (1965) at 8:30pm! Southern rockers, Great Peacock announce new album, FOREVER WORSE BETTER, out Oct. 9! And check out their single, “All I Ever Do!” The Corner Tavern Hapeville brings you their new outdoor Beer Garden (socially distanced picnic tables) and presents the Francisco Lora Jazz Trio at 6pm! Joy Division-esque Monograms release ONLY A CEILING CAN STAY INSIDE FOREVER, out now! And check out their single, “American Dreamz!” Uni (GOASTT/Jack White)  share “The Girl Who Has It All”! The Allman Betts Band release new single, “Pale Horse Rider” available on their new album, BLESS YOUR HEART! The Star Bar rocks out with their Almost Live from Little 5! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. The Fernbank Museum goes epically virtual! Catch virtual screenings of DINOS ALIVE! and MUMMIES and more!

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *A Cappella Books – Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*The Plaza Theatre – Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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