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

Posted on: Nov 24th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, November 25

Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Make your way to The Earl for a night with Mikal Cronin and Shannon Lay! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get some soul with K. Michelle at the Tabernacle! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with the Better Daze Ahead Band! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, November 26

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

Wednesday, November 27

Grinder Nova and the Mariachi Pit Stop Band return to The Star Bar, one night only! Boogie down with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Spend the night with Coy Bowles (Zac Brown Band) at the Variety Playhouse! Bluegrass it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get bewitched and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Chris Columbus’s HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE (2001) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! ATL Collective relives The Grateful Dead’s AMERICAN BEAUTY at City Winery! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrals! The Manchester Orchestra presents the 10th Annual The Stuffing event featuring GroupLove, Foxing, O’ Brother, Kevin Devine, and Brother Bird at the Fox Theatre! Skank on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with The Supervillians! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Waller’s Coffee Shop gets down with a Bluegrass Thanksgiving Jam! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, November 28

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

Friday, November 29

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

Saturday, November 30

Celebrate 20 rockin’ years of The Earl with The Oblivions and Kool Kat Quintron & Miss Pussy Cat! Holiday shenanigans ensue at Atlanta Symphony Hall as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra provides the soundtrack to Chris Columbus’s holiday favorite, HOME ALONE (1990) at 7:30pm! Departure pays tribute to Journey at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Get funky with Mother’s Finest at the Buckhead Theatre! Stomp on down to the Crimson Moon Cafe for a night with Michelle Malone & The Hot Toddies! Ellis Paul gets folksy at Eddie’s Attic! Interstellar Echoes pay tribute to Pink Floyd at Madlife Stage & Studios! Get ‘90s alt-rocked at the Roxy with Collective Soul! Rockabilly it up at The Star Bar with the Georgia Dish Boys, Tyler Key & Strangers, Dan Clifford & The Tall Boys, Fun Isn’t Fair and Fatties! Stomp on down to the Tabernacle for a night with Blackberry Smoke! Americana it up with American Aquarium at Terminal West! Or get your folk-rock fix with Shawn Mullins at the Variety Playhouse! Get old-timey with the Canyon Ladies at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Make your way to The Bakery for Plasma Fest 2019! Get down with the Rib Shack Lady at the Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, December 1

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

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Posted on: Nov 17th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, November 18

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

Tuesday, November 19

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


Wednesday, November 20

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

Thursday, November 21

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

Friday, November 22

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

Saturday, November 23

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

Sunday, November 24

Mannheim Steamroller invades the Fox Theatre, so come on out and start the season with a bang! Spend the night with Matt Wertz at City Winery! Get rocked with Bayside at the Masquerade! Doom folk it up with Dear Woodland Creatures at The Bakery! Hilarity ensues at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre as Ed Asner stars in A Man and His Prostate. Johnny’s Hideaway delivers a night with the Cosmic Gypsies! Get stoner rocked with Black Mountain at Terminal West! Get bewitched and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Chris Columbus’s HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE (2001) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, November 11-17, 2019

Posted on: Nov 11th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Kick off this killer holiday season with ATLRetro and Buried Alive! Film Festival and all the other shakin’ shenanigans we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, November 11

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Get old-school with the Daughters of Legacy at City Winery! Get some soul with Ari Lennox at the Variety Playhouse! Or get rocked with The Purkinje Shift at The Earl! Get old-timey with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, November 12

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema their Classics Series with a screening of Orson Welles’s THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (1942) at 7pm! New-Wave it up with Peter Hook & The Light (New Order, Joy Division) at the Variety Playhouse! Kikagaku Moyo dishes out a night of psychedelic folk at Terminal West! TCM Big Screen Classics gets criminal and presents a 45th Anniversary screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Marietta) and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Sludge on down to 529 for a night with Order of the Owl, Blackwater Holylight and Monolord! The New Pornographers rock out at the Buckhead Theatre! Teedra Morris dishes out a night of soul at City Winery! Spend the night with The Doobie Brothers at the Cobb Energy Centre! Get down with Puma Blue at Eddie’s Attic! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, November 13

Kick off the wickedly weird and bone-chilling adventure that is the 14th Annual Buried Alive! Film Festival (BAFF), Atlanta’s premiere independent horror film festival presented by Kool Kats Blake Myers and Luke Godfrey and more, with screenings at 8pm of the 2019 Sinema Challenge, a thirteen day filmmaking competition, judged by Kool Kat Millie De Chirico and Marcus Rosentrater, at 7 Stages! WUSSY MAG gets MOMsterific with a screening of Frank Perry’s MOMMIE DEAREST (1981) at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! Jangle pop it up with Robyn Hitchcock at Eddie’s Attic! Get experimental and make your way to 529 for a night with Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel, Kilberth, Posadist and Tiny Scissors! Get your Americana fix with Bernadette Seacrest at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Or get rocked with Dinosaur, Jr. at the Variety Playhouse! TCM Big Screen Classics gets criminal and presents a 45th Anniversary screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Marietta) and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Emory Cinematheque screens Billy Wilder’s ONE, TWO, THREE (1961) in White Hall at 7:30pm! Catch Studio Movie Grill’s (Marietta/Alpharetta)  screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2002) at 7:15pm! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John McTiernan’s DIE HARD (1988) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Garage rock it up with AllahLas and Mapache at Terminal West! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, November 14

The 14th Annual Buried Alive! Film Festival officially begins tonight, horrifying through Nov. 17, with the first shorts block beginning at 7:30pm, and the Opening Night Feature, Michael Laicini and David Amito’s ANTRUM: THE DEADLIEST MOVIE EVER MADE (2018) screens at 9:30pm! Or get wonderfully bizarre and experience The Twilight Zone: A 60th Anniversary Celebration in theatres across Atlanta, featuring screenings of six episodes and a documentary short titled “Remembering Rod Serling” at 7pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); CineBistro Brookhaven; Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); and Regal McDonough Stadium 16]!  Honky-tonk it up with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Riders Car Club at the Clermont Lounge during their ThankXgiving Fall Ball! Rock out at The Earl with More (Abby Gogo), Country Westerns, Safety Net, Willful Boys and Strobobean! Get down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Sonia Leigh, The Good Graces and Virginia Plane! The Aurora Theatre rings in the season with their Christmas Canteen, beginning tonight and running through Dec. 23! Get some soul with Vintage Trouble and Kyle Daniel at The Loft! Skank on down to the Masquerade for a night with Bumpin’ Uglies and more! Jazz it up with Joey Sommerville at Suite Food Lounge! Get your ‘90s alt rock fix with Sister Hazel at the Variety Playhouse! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, November 15

Get your terrified tail down to the 14th Annual Buried Alive! Film Festival for a helluva line-up of monstrous goodness beginning at 6pm, including a special screening of Andrew Lemen’s 2005 silent film, THE CALL OF CTHULHU at 10:30pm, with a live soundtrack by Samadha, and get hellacious with a midnight grind-house screening of Ben Winston’s ‘70s-esque biker flick HELL BOUND (2018)! Get rocked and sleaze out at The Star Bar with The Woolly Bushmen, Bad Spell, Death Panels and Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello! Yo Adrian! Get with the kool kids and catch a Legacy Series screening of John G. Avildsen’s ROCKY (1976) at SCADShow at 7pm! Get folksy with The Ain’t Sisters at the Crimson Moon Cafe! Spend the night with Trace Bundy and Toby Lightman at Eddie’s Attic! Experience Myrna Clayton at the High Museum! Get rocked at The Highlander with Bleach Garden, Buzzard Cult and Ashes to Omens! Make your way to Stillwell’s Emporium for their Autumn Craftstravaganza! Hope Worldwide presents A Tribute to Elton John “Beyond the Yellow Brick Road” at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Folk rock it up with Corey Smith at City Winery! Get rocked with The Holly Street Band at Smith’s Olde Bar! Folk it up with Bob Schneider and Carolina Story at Terminal West! Interstellar Echoes pay tribute to Pink Floyd at The Vista Room! Get old-school with Gwen & Vintage Vantage at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get the blues with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, November 16

The 14th Annual Buried Alive! Film Festival kicks off at 2pm! Today’s grotesque goodies include Atlanta’s Stacey Palmer’s short “Toothache,” one of our favorite Finnish directors, Tomi Malkki’s animation, “Skeletons in the Closet,” and more! And make your way to Tromaville as Blast-Off Burlesque’s film series TABOOLALA, features a live pre-screening performance celebrating Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz’s splatter classic, THE TOXIC AVENGER (1984), followed by a screening of the film at 10pm! Get bizarre and creep on down to the Atlanta Oddities & Curiosities Expo at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart, from 11am – 6pm! Or get artsy at the EAV Farmer’s Market during their Fall Arts Festival! Grab your favorite ghoulish guy or gal and make your way to the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Love Stories of Oakland tour! Get the rockin’ blues with John Hiatt and Colin Elmore at City Winery! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for the 11th Homebrew Hootenanny featuring Mudcat, I Want Whisky, Max & Maggie, Skunkweed Juju and more! Get adventurous and make your way to Sweetwater for the JOE STRYKER Movie Premiere, followed by live tunes with ELZIG, Kool Kats the Casket Creatures and DDC! Or get down to Center Stage for the Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Show! Get countrified with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin at the Buckhead Theatre! Mock of Ages pays tribute to Def Leppard at Madlife Stage & Studios! Rock out at The Star Bar with Rick Richards & The Sweet Things, Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters and The Speedwells! Get doom’d with Electric Wizard at the Tabernacle! Make your way to Vinyl for a jammin’ night with The Jauntee, Casual Cadenza and the Jack River Band! Departure pays tribute to Journey at The Vista Room! Make your way to the Candler Park Art Block for art, live music and more! Cool John Ferguson dishes out the blues at the Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, November 17

It’s your last chance to gore it up at the 14th Annual Buried Alive! Film Festival, so come on out for some fangtastic films beginning at 12pm, including a screening of Kool Kat Bret Wood’s THOSE WHO DESERVE TO DIE (2019), produced by Kendall Keeling (Keep your slimy eyes peeled for our Kool Kat of the Week feature on Kendall coming this week!), Sandy K. Boon’s documentary, J.R. “BOB” DOBBS AND THE CHURCH OF THE SUBGENIOUS (2019), Kool Kat Daniel Griffith’s monsterific documentary, MARK OF THE BEAST: THE LEGACY OF THE UNIVERSAL WEREWOLF (2019), and so much more! The Center for Puppetry Arts brings you Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – A Sensory-Friendly Afternoon, from 12pm to 5pm! It’s a night of folksy blues at City Winery with Sawyer Fredericks! Or indie folk it up with Fruit Bats at Terminal West! Get yer alt-country fix with William Elliott Whitmore at the Variety Playhouse! Get in the holiday mood and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Robert Zemeckis’s THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Fox Theatre is bewitchin’ with their presentation of WICKED, through Nov. 17! (LAST CHANCE!)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2019

Posted on: Oct 27th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Forget the horrorific daily grind and take a peek at what we have in store for you killer kool kiddies! Let ATLRetro fill you with a week’s worth of swingin’ good times; from vintage, fuzzed out rock ‘n’ roll to bloody fangtastic films to classic cinema galore! It’ll be a bloody good time, so get out and get Retro and HALLOWEEN it up right!

Monday, October 28

The Plaza Theater continues their Little Plaza of Horror Series with screenings of Ivan Reitman’s GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) at 7pm and Eduardo Sanchez/Daniel Myrick’s THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999) at 9:30pm! Rock out at 529 with Buzzard Cult, Hot Ram and more! Jazz it up with Elephant Wrecking Ball and Misnomer at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get the delta blues with The California Honeydrops at Terminal West! Get creeped out on Ponce City Roof during their Movies on the Roof event featuring a screening of Brian De Palma’s CARRIE (1976) at 8:30pm! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Get old-timey with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop!  Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, October 29

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets monsterific during their Classics Series screening of James Whale’s FRANKENSTEIN (1931) at 7pm! Or get a tasty treat with a screening of Jonathan Demme’s SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) hosted by Patina Pictures at the Georgia Blood Garden (Georgia Beer Garden) at 7pm! It’s UNICEF Movie Night at The Plaza Theater, so come get terrified with a screening of Wes Craven’s SCREAM (1996) at 7pm! Get countrified with James Dupre & The Randy Travis Band at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, October 30

WUSSY MAG gets bewitched with screenings of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993) at 7pm and 10pm at The Plaza! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Emory Cinematheque screens Billy Wilder’s SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) in White Hall at 7:30pm! Helmet celebrates 3o years of rockin’ out at the Masquerade! Have a bloody good time with a screening of Taika Waititi’s WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (2014) hosted by Patina Pictures at the Georgia Blood Garden (Georgia Beer Garden) at 7pm! Make a trek to the Bates Motel/CineBistro Brookhaven and catch a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO (1960) at 7pm! Or get possessed at Studio Movie Grill’s (Marietta/Alpharetta)  screening of William Friedkin’s THE EXORCIST (1973) at 7:15pm! Get down with Los Colognes and Midnight North at The Earl! Indie pop it up with Tegan and Sara at the Variety Playhouse! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Bluegrass Jam! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Blues it up with Mudcat & the Piedmont Playboys at Blind Willies! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, October 31

IT’S ALIVE! IT’S ALIVE! Get mischievous all you miscreants, spooks and ghouls! Pull out your ghastly costumes and get spooky and see what gory galas ATLRetro has in store for you! The Star Bar gets hellacious with their Halloween Bash featuring ELZIG, Bigfoot and more! Spook on down to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for their Live from WVL Radio Theatre: The Headless Hessian of Sleepy Hollow event presenting a series of classic American horror stories at 8pm! Get rocked at 529 with their A Very Sabbath Halloween Party featuring Slack Sabbath, a tribute to Black Sabbath featuring members of El Capitan & The Reluctant Sadists, Till Someone Loses an Eye (Kool Kat Aileen Loy), Bully and more; BLACK TO COMM paying tribute to The MC5 featuring members of The Pinx (Kool Kat Adam McIntyre), The Buzzards of Fuzz & Anna Kramer and The Lost Cause – fronted By Chunklet Industries‘ Henry Owings; THE RAYMONDS paying tribute to The Ramones featuring members of Order of the Owl, West End Motel, The Rent Boys and All Night Drug Prowling Wolves; and FOR SALE paying tribute to The Replacements featuring members of Magnapop, Young Antiques, The Channel Three and more! Funk it up this Halloween with Lee Fields & The Expressions at Terminal West! Haunt on down to The Earl for a night with The Casket Lottery, Dead Neighbors and Eager Lungs! The Plaza Theater spooks it up with their Little Plaza of Horror Series screenings of Eduardo Sanchez/Daniel Myrick’s THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999) at 6pm, Andrew Fleming’s THE CRAFT (1994) at 8pm, and Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) at 10pm! Spend the night with The Cinematic Orchestra at The Loft! Boogie down ghoul style at Venkman’s during their Ghostbusters Halloween Dance Party! Goth it up at The Highlander during Nocturnia’s All Hallows Eve Party! Punk Black ATL Fest V kicks off their 3 day event at Union EAV with a Halloween Party featuring killer tunes by Chiiirp, DEA & SAINT, Nevamour and Vickis Dream! Spook it up at Ponce City Roof during their Movies on the Roof event featuring a screening of Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) at 8:30pm! Have a bloody good time with a screening of Stephen Norrington’s BLADE (1998) hosted by Patina Pictures at the Georgia Blood Garden (Georgia Beer Garden) at 7pm! Party it up in the decadent Parisian atmosphere of Paris on Ponce featuring a costume contest with prizes, photo booth, burlesque performances by The Rouge Collective, Macabre Magic by N.Ever & Moore and music by Kool Kat Blair Crimmins and The Hookers! Boogie down with The Florida Bee Gees at Madlife Stage & Studios! Get the blues with Eliza Neals & the Narcotics and Rae & the Ragdolls at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Or spook on down with the kiddies for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, November 1

Night 2 of Punk Black ATL Fest V kills it at The Star Bar with Nerdius_prime, Royal Sun, Sixteen Bullets, Joy Boy, KillerKroc, SAMURAI SHOTGUN, Conkrete God and HOWLING STAR! Keep the spooky season alive and make your way to the 9th Annual Grant Park Halloween Lantern Parade! Or creep on down to the Fernbank Museum’s Forest Night Walk! Spend the night with Elton John during his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour at State Farm Arena! It’s tribute night at Venkman’s so rock on down for a night with Lobsters of Rock (The B-52s) and The Cherry Bomb (Joan Jett)! Get your old-timey country fix with Jimmy Webb at City Winery! Rock out with the Screaming Females at The Earl! Boogie down with The Florida Bee Gees at Madlife Stage & Studios! Funk it up with the Wasted Potential Brass Band at the Northside Tavern! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, November 2

It’s your last chance to rock out at Punk Black ATL Fest V at Union EAV with Play Center, LIFEFIRE9, Blacker Face, Konniption Of Ymerej, Bangarang, Eurasian Eagle and Paleos! Get smokin’ and bluegrass it up with some spicy vittles at Chomp & Stomp 2019, raisin’ a ruckus with Kool Kat Amy Pike and Bonaventure Quartet, the Georgia Mountain String Band, Smokey’s Farmland Band, Evan Stepp & The Piners, Slim Chance & The Convicts and more! Celebrate Day of the Dead during Mutiny Artwwrx’s Day of the Dead Art & Culture Festival! Get your Afrobeat fix with The Budos Band at the Variety Playhouse! Boogie down at 529 during their New Wave Dance Party Battle! Get your retro fashion kick at The Plaza during their Georgia Hollywood Review Kickoff Party featuring a screening of Deborah Riley Draper’s documentary VERSAILLES ’73 at 3pm! Rockabilly it up with Lee Rocker at the Buford Community Center! Marcus Johnson gets jazzy at City Winery! Get your Van Halen tribute fix with ’84 at Madlife Stage & Studios! Cody Matlock dishes out the blues at the Northside Tavern! Boogie down for night 2 with Elton John at State Farm Arena! Or funk it up with Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective at Venkman’s! Get down with Mudcat at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, November 3

Relive the golden era of soul at Venkman’s with Ladies of Soul! Get your Mongolian folk rock fix with The Hu at the Variety Playhouse! Edwin McCain dishes out a night of ‘90s alt rock at City Winery! It’s your last chance to spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW! And make sure you get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during their final presentation of The Edgar Allan Poe Experience! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John Hughes’s PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (1987) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! [LAST CHANCE!]

Horrorific hilarity ensues as Out Front Theatre Company presents LITTLE SHOP OF WHORES, through Nov. 3! [LAST CHANCE!]

Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! [LAST CHANCE!]

Haunt on down to Netherworld Haunted House’s new deadly digs in Stone Mountain for their horrorific 23nd season getting gory through Nov. 4!

Out Front Theatre Company presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, through Nov. 9!

The Fox Theatre is bewitchin’ with their presentation of WICKED, through Nov. 17!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, October 21-27, 2019

Posted on: Oct 20th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

ATLRetro massacres this spooky season with all the haunting and bone-chilling madness your little black hearts desire! We’ve got horror and slasher flicks! We’ve got sinister seduction and the unruly undead! We’ve got ghosts and goblins and monsters, oh my! Become one with the creatures of the night this week and rock out with a helluva line-up of spooktacular shenanigans!

Monday, October 21

The Plaza Theater presents their Little Plaza of Horror Series 40th Anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN (1979) at 7:30pm, and Neil Jordan’s INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (1994) at 10pm! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Catch a screening of Tara Wood’s documentary on Quentin Tarantino’s first eight films, QT8: THE FIRST EIGHT (2019) at theatres across Atlanta [Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! Spend the night with Steven Gilbert at the Red Light Café! Get bluesy with Bill Sheffield at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Make your way to the Wrecking Bar for a night with Amy Rigby! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, October 22

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema rolls in the hay with their Classics Series screening of Mel Brooks’s YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) at 7pm! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Get intergalactic with Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Cobb Energy Centre! The Plaza Theater presents their Little Plaza of Horror Series 40th Anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN (1979) at 9:30pm! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Beauregard Higgins and Joey Harkum! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, October 23

Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Emory Cinematheque screens Billy Wilder’s SABRINA (1954) in White Hall at 7:30pm! Get your Americana fix with Hollis Brown at Eddie’s Attic! The Fox Theatre is bewitchin’ with their presentation of WICKED, through Nov. 17! Get rocked with Sleater-Kinney at the Tabernacle! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26!  The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Get freaked with a screening of Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! Get folksy with Mt. Joy and Susto at the Variety Playhouse! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs), or catch a screening at CineBistro Brookhaven at 7pm! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Bluegrass Jam! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, October 24

Beer & Lounge at the Clermont Lounge with the Subsonics, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and more! Get the blues with Mandi Strachota at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Make your way to Venkman’s for Girls Just Dance with Somebody (Ladies of the 80s/90s), hosted by Yacht Rock Revue! The Plaza Theater presents their Little Plaza of Horror Series 40th Anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN (1979) at 10pm! Get rocked with Miss June at The Earl! Out Front Theatre Company presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, through Nov. 9! Roots rock it up with Famous Blue Raincoat at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get folksy with Jonathan Wilson and The Dead Tongues at Terminal West! Boogie down with Canned Heat at The Vista Room! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Or spook on down with the kiddies for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, October 25

The Dixie Tavern delivers one hellacious Halloween Party with Kool Kats the Casket Creatures, ELZIG and Los Meesfits! Or get hell-bent at The Highlander with The Tomb Tones, Screamin’ Demons and Ghost Moths! Get bewitched with a screening of Alfonso Cuaron’s HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Or catch a broom to the Hocus Pocus Market featuring local art, live tunes with The African Space Program Collective, Dr. Tune, Emily Holloway and more, and other magical shenanigans! Or strut your spooky stuff during the Grant Park Lantern Parade from 6pm to 10pm! Have a screaming good time at the Fernbank Museum’s Fright Night featuring live music, costume contests, twilight access to the Halloween-themed outdoor experience, “Woodland Spirits,” and more! Rock out with Magnapop, Nikki & the Phantom Callers, Tiger! Tiger! and Young Antiques at 529! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre for their Spook/Haunt/Creep/Gore-tober screening of Tod Browning’s DRACULA (1931) at 8pm! Creep on down to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for The Music of Thriller & the Rocky Horror Picture Show with a screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at midnight! Death metal it up with Obituary, Abbath and Midnight at the Buckhead Theatre! Get country folked with Ian Noe and Jeremy Ivey at The Earl! The Porchlighters folk it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Spend the night with Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) at Eddie’s Attic! Psychobilly it up at The Star Bar with Fiend Without a Face and more! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Get down The Hybrids at the Northside Tavern! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight, with special Halloween costume contests and mystery prizes!

Saturday, October 26

Get spooked with ghost stories galore during Scary Fireside Stories for Halloween at the Lake Claire Community Land Trust! Get bewitched with a screening of Alfonso Cuaron’s HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Haunt on down to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre for their Spook/Haunt/Creep/Gore-tober double-feature screenings of John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN (1978) and Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) at 8pm! Or creep on down to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their Halloween Masquerade Tour, with your last chance to get down with your favorite band of specters at the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Allied Ink Tattoo and UrbnPop (Kool Kat Chris Hamer) brings you the Halloweird Tyson’s Corner Fall Fest featuring local artists and ghoulish treats! Rock out with Stiff Little Fingers and The Avengers at the Masquerade! Kool Kats the Casket Creatures bring you their 7th Annual Halloween Party with Die 985, Freakshow Sinema and The Tomb Tones at Sweetwater Bar & Grill! Catch a screening of Lon Chaney’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925) with live organ accompaniment by Randy Elkins at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church at 8pm! Get down to the The Star Bar and psyche rock it up with The Schizophonics, Bad Spell and Black Cat Rising, or make your way downstairs to the Little Vinyl Lounge for Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s ANT LODGE Presents: Jeffrey Butzer Turns 40 party! Have a deadly good time during Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Dance at Amsterdam Atlanta! Boogie down with The S.O.S. Band at Center Stage! Purple Madness pays tribute to Prince at Madlife Stage & Studios! The Rainmen dish out a night of ‘60s and ‘70s rock ‘n’ roll at Northside Tavern! ATL Collective relives Earth, Wind and Fire’s THAT’S THE WAY OF THE WORLD at the Variety Playhouse! Get down with the Polyrhythmics at The Vista Room! Spend the night with Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) at Eddie’s Attic! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater with two screenings of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975), featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at 9pm and midnight, with special Halloween costume contests and mystery prizes for the last show! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with the 4 Man String Band! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, October 27

Make your way to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s Silent Film Series screening of John S. Robertson’s DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1920) at 3pm, with organ accompaniment by Kool Kat Ron Carter! Americana it up with Wyatt Espalin at the Crimson Moon Café! Melvin Seals & the JGB pay tribute to Jerry Garcia at the Variety Playhouse! Horrorific hilarity ensues as Out Front Theatre Company presents LITTLE SHOP OF WHORES, through Nov. 3! Get bewitched with a screening of Alfonso Cuaron’s HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Get spooky at the Halloweentown Market! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26!  [LAST CHANCE!]

Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3!

Horrorific hilarity ensues as Out Front Theatre Company presents LITTLE SHOP OF WHORES, through Nov. 3!

Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3!

Haunt on down to Netherworld Haunted House’s new deadly digs in Stone Mountain for their horrorific 23nd season getting gory through Nov. 4!

Out Front Theatre Company presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, through Nov. 9!

The Fox Theatre is bewitchin’ with their presentation of WICKED, through Nov. 17!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, October 14-20, 2019

Posted on: Oct 14th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Become one with the creatures of the night this week and rock out with one helluva line-up of spooktacular shenanigans!

Monday, October 14

Spook on down to Ponce City Roof for their Movies on the Roof event featuring a screening of Brad Silberling’s CASPER (1995) at 8:30pm! Or have a ghastly good time during Aurora Theatre’s Spirits & Spirits Ft. the Wicked Library at 8pm! Get Russian retro-rocked with Igor & the Red Elvises, The Muckers and Blood Oaks at the Masquerade! Catch a screening  of Dario Argento/George A. Romero’s TWO EVIL EYES (1990) at 4:45pm and Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD (1981) at 10:30pm at The Plaza Theater! Get retro rocked with Making Movies at Vinyl! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at The Vista Room! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, October 15

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Yasujiro Ozu’s TOKYO TWILIGHT (1957) at 7pm! Get monsterific at the opening night of Battle & Brew’s Monster Mash Art Show! Film Love Atlanta (Kool Kat Andy Ditzler) presents Empire’s Final Reel: Andy Warhol and the Cinema of Darkness at Beautiful Briny Sea starting at 7:30pm! Get down with ’68, The Inspector Cluzo, The Messenger Birds and Ghost Moths at The Drunken Unicorn! The Plaza Theater’s Little Plaza of Horror Series screens a trifecta of evil with Dario Argento/George A. Romero’s TWO EVIL EYES (1990), Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD (1981), and Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 40th Anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN (1979) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Marietta) and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Get down with Yaiin Bey (Mos Def) at the Masquerade! Whet your appetite at Ponce City Roof during their Movies on the Roof event featuring a screening of Jonathan Demme’s SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) at 8:30pm! Get your jazzy flamenco fix with New Bojaira at the Red Light Café! Get to the root of it all with The Mighty Pines at Smith’s Olde Bar! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, October 16

Emory Cinematheque screens Billy Wilder’s STALAG 17 (1953) in White Hall at 7:30pm! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 40th Anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN (1979) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Marietta) and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! The Fox Theatre dishes out a spooktacular time as they haunt it up during their annual Fox Theatre Ghost Tours, bone chilling Oct. 9, Oct. 15, and Oct. 17! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26!  The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a screening  of Dario Argento/George A. Romero’s TWO EVIL EYES (1990) at 4:45pm and Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD (1981) at The Plaza Theater! Get experimental during the Legendary Pink Dots 40th Anniversary Tour in Purgatory at the Masquerade, or rock out with Face-to-Face  and Lagwagon in Heaven! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Or catch a screening of Ridley Scott’s GLADIATOR (2000) at CineBistro Brookhaven! Death metal it up with Sweden’s Amon Amarth at the Tabernacle! Funk it up with Corey Henry & The Funk Apostles with Ric Wilson at Terminal West! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Bluegrass Jam! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, October 17

Conjure up a haunting myth with Videodrome and The Plaza Theater during PlazaDrome’s screening of Bernard Rose’s CANDYMAN (1992) at 9:30pm! Get hellacious and rock on down to the Clermont Lounge for the 4th Annual Shock & Roll Halloween Extravaganza featuring Kool Kats the Casket Creatures, ELZIG and Captain & Maybelle! Rock on down to The Star Bar for their Halloween Parade Weekend Kick-Off Party featuring El Capitan & the Reluctant Sadists, Naan Violence, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and more! Shake a Prohibition pandemonium tail feather with Kool Kat Blair Crimmins & The Hookers during Paris on Ponce’s Burlesque Night! Have a blood-curdling good time as NerdLanta presents their Back to the ‘80s Movie Night, every third Thursday of the month, at Mother Bar+Kitchen, this month featuring a screening of Joel Schumacher’s THE LOST BOYS (1987) and bingo at 7:30pm! Get your heart pumping and catch The Plaza Theater’s Little Plaza of Horror Series screening of Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) at 7:30pm! Get rocked with Mike Watt & The Missingmen at The Earl! Dark Wave it up with Vatican Shadow at 529! Pink Talking Fish bring you a night of Pink Floyd, the Talking Heads and Phish at The Loft! Celebrate Halloween and Pride with an arts market and LGBTQ Halloween Dance Party during Halloween Mas(Queer)ade at Market of the Unorthodox! Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Catch the BadAsh AllStar Team bringing their Pink Floyd Jam to the Red Light Café! Honky-tonk it up at Smith’s Olde Bar with JP Harris and Nikki & The Phantom Callers! Get your Americana fix with Houndmouth at Terminal West! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, October 18

Roll in the hay and catch a screening of Mel Brooks’s YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Honky-tonk it up with Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires and more at The Earl! Get jazzy with Dashill Smith at the High Museum! Or jazz it up and spend the night with Ledisi at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get your retro rock fix with Slippery When Wet at Madlife Stage & Studios! Americana it up with Seth Walker at Eddie’s Attic! Stomp on down to Terminal West for a night with Anders Osborne and The High Divers! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre for their Spook/Haunt/Creep/Gore-tober screening of James Whale’s FRANKENSTEIN (1931) at 8pm! Catch a Legacy Series screening of Robert Mulligan’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) at SCADShow at 7pm! Get folksy with Foy Vance at the Variety Playhouse! Rock out with WILCO at Chastain Park! Hootenanny it up at City Winery with We Banjo 3! Folk it up with the Randall Bramblett Band at the Red Clay Theatre! Eighties it up with Electric Avenue at Park Tavern! Folk rock it up with Amigo the Devil at the Masquerade! Get the blues with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Get old-timey with the Georgia Mountain String Band at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, October 19

Today is the day all you ghosts and goblins have been waiting for! Little 5 Points business district hosts its annual L5P Halloween Festival & Parade! So, come on out dressed to the bloody nines in your spookiest Halloween costume and get horrorifically haunted! Get fed! Get rocked! And get your flesh to the biggest Halloween parade in the south! The event wakes from the dead at noon and haunts until 11 pm, with an artists’ market, food venders, as well as two stages for live entertainment, featuring tunes by Rumours, Nameless Nameless, Running down a Dream, Kool Kat Shane Morton with The VALKYRIE, Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley and the Southern Ska Syndicate, Sash the Bash, Slack Sabbath, ELZIG, The Dirty Doors, DJ Romeo Cologne’s Funk Disco and more! The spooktacular parade of horror runs from 4 to 6 pm on Euclid and Moreland and promises to spook even the bravest of the brave, so pick a spot and hold on tight!  Get your faces rocked off and have a bloody fangtastic time!

Funk on down to Terminal West for the Big Bang Block Party featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and more! Have a foot stompin’ good time with Michelle Malone at Eddie’s Attic! The Curtis Leow Project pays tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd at Madlife Stage & Studios! Haunt on down to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre for their Spook/Haunt/Creep/Gore-tober double-feature screenings of William Friedkin’s THE EXORCIST (1973) and Michael Gornick’s CREEPSHOW 2 (1987) at 8pm! Yacht Rock Revue gets down at Historic Fourth Ward! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his Destination Unknown: Dead Man’s Party – 80s New Wave Halloween event at The Highlander! Get revved with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The PsychoDevilles at Dixie Tavern! Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! Or creep on down to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their Halloween Masquerade Tour, followed by your favorite band of specters, The Ghastly Dreadfuls, bringing you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Get the blues with Charlie Wooten at The Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, October 20

Get down with Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble at The Vista Room! Grind Core it up with Captured! By Robots at 529! Or spend the night with the Cosmic Gypsies at Johnny’s Hideaway! It’s your last chance to unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Get down with Mudcat at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! [LAST CHANCE!]

Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26!

Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3!

Haunt on down to Netherworld Haunted House’s new deadly digs in Stone Mountain for their horrorific 23nd season getting gory through Nov. 4!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, October 7-13, 2019

Posted on: Oct 6th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get spooked in ATLRetro this week! As the days creep closer and closer to that most haunted pinnacle of fright and terror, we’ve dug up some spooktacular events just for you! The ghosts and goblins have been let loose, so don’t be a fraidy cat – get out and get Retro!


Monday, October 7

WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their monthly series, Queers on Film, at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (1972) at 7pm, or stick around for The Plaza’s Little Plaza of Horrors Series 35th Anniversary screening of James Cameron’s THE TERMINATOR (1984) at 9:30pm! Get rocked with The Pinx (Kool Kat Adam McIntyre), Delicious, Fantomen and Gnomonaut at 529! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Spend the night with Little Steven and the Interstellar Jazz Renegades at Center Stage! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at The Vista Room! Rock out with Napalm Death, Sick of it All and more at the Masquerade! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, October 8

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Agnes Varda’s ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T (1977) at 7pm! Or angora sweater it up as Genre-ly Speaking presents The Plaza Theater’s Little Plaza of Horror Series 25th Anniversary screening of Tim Burton’s ED WOOD (1994) at 9pm! Get down with Yaiin Bey (Mos Def) at the Masquerade! Spook on down to the Red Light Café for a killer night with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Boolesque Spooktacular! Get folksy with Julia Jacklin and Christian Lee Hutson at Terminal West! Jazz guitar it up with John Pizzarelli for two shows (7pm/9pm) at Eddie’s Attic! Get your Americana fix with Justin Townes Earle and at the Variety Playhouse! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, October 9

Emory Cinematheque noirs it up and screens Billy Wilder’s ACE IN THE HOLE (1951) in White Hall at 7:30pm! The Fox Theatre dishes out a spooktacular time as they haunt it up during their annual Fox Theatre Ghost Tours, bone chilling Oct. 9, Oct. 15, and Oct. 17! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26!  WUSSY MAG presents a screening of Wes Craven’s SCREAM 2 (1997) at The Plaza Theater at 7pm, or stick around for The Plaza’s Little Plaza of Horrors Series 40th Anniversary screening of David Cronenberg’s THE BROOD (1979) at 10pm! Skank on down to The Star Bar for a night with The Toasters, the Scotch Bonnets and Southern Ska Syndicate (Kool Kat Rev Andy Hawley)! Get rocked with Mudhoney at Terminal West! Catch a screening of Joe Sweet’s HOW TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (2002) at CineBistro Brookhaven at 7pm! Swing noir it up with Bernadette Seacrest at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Jonathan Lynn’s CLUE (1985) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Catch a screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, October 10

Angora sweater it up as Genre-ly Speaking presents a 25th Anniversary screening of Tim Burton’s ED WOOD (1994) at The Plaza Theater during their Little Plaza of Horrors Series at 10pm! Tell us who you’re gonna call during 35th Anniversary screenings of Ivan Reitman’s GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Phipps Plaza 14; AMC North Dekalb Mall 16; AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Or unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! Get magical and spend the night with Penn & Teller at the Cobb Energy Centre! Stomp on down to the Clermont Lounge for a Haunted Honky-Tonk Peepshow with the Ghost Riders Car Club (Kool Kat Spike Fullerton)! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Get rocked with Seagulls and Qualifier at The Earl! Folk rock it up with Angie Aparo at Madlife Stage & Studios! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, October 11

Conjure up a demonic good time with a screening of William Friedkin’s THE EXORCIST (1973) at SCADShow at 7pm! Or catch screenings of Dario Argento/George A. Romero’s TWO EVIL EYES (1990) and Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD (1981) starting at The Plaza Theater tonight! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra rocks out and celebrates the 50th Anniversary of BEGGAR’S BANQUET and LET IT BLEED with The Music of the Rolling Stones! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre for their Spook/Haunt/Creep/Gore-tober screening of Karl Freund’s THE MUMMY (1932) at 8pm! Stomp on down to the Crimson Moon Café for a night with Jonathan Byrd! Eighties it up with Electric Avenue at Madlife Stage & Studios! Funk it up with The Mar-Tans at the Northside Tavern! Get some rockin’ soul with Diane Durrett at the Red Light Café! Get the country blues with Charlie Parr and Marshall Ruffin at Vinyl! Spend the night with Yacht Rock Schooner at The Vista Room! Spend the night with Chrome Castle and The Dround Hounds at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get jazzy at Callandwolde during their Jazz on the Lawn series featuring Joe Gransden and Francine Reed! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, October 12

Have a stabbing good time with PSYCHO in Concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Film Love Atlanta (Kool Kat Andy Ditzler) presents a screening of Andy Warhol’s EMPIRE (1964) in 16mm at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences starting at 12pm! New-Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during an 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party every 2nd Saturday of the month at Amsterdam Atlanta! Get down with Chicago at Chastain Park! Spend the night with Ruthie Foster at Eddie’s Attic! Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! Or creep on down to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their Halloween Masquerade Tour, followed by your favorite band of specters, The Ghastly Dreadfuls, bringing you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Americana it up with Scott Miller at the Red Clay Theatre! Grassroots it up and celebrate music, art and community at Oakhurst Porchfest 2019 featuring old-timey tunes by 240 musicians on porches and lawns all around Oakhurst! Geek it up at Edgewood Speakeasy during DM Fight Club: Learn to Dungeon Master! Americana it up with Battlefield Collective at Reformation Brewery! Get your Americana fix with Blackfoot Daisy at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre for their Spook/Haunt/Creep/Gore-tober double-feature screenings of Richard Donner’s THE OMEN (1976) and Gore Verbinski’s THE RING (2002) at 8pm! Get the blues with Cody Matlock at The Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, October 13

TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 40th Anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN (1979) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Marietta) and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Haunt on down to The Plaza Theater for their Little Plaza of Horrors Series screening of Robert Weine’s THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1921) with live organ accompaniment at 5pm! Get rocked at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre with Cheap Trick, ZZ Top and Frankie & The Witch Fingers! Get glam with Steel Panther at the Buckhead Theatre! Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! Get down with Mudcat at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20!

Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26!

Haunt on down to Netherworld Haunted House’s new deadly digs in Stone Mountain for their horrorific 23nd season getting gory through Nov. 4!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, Sept. 23-29, 2019

Posted on: Sep 22nd, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Check out all the killer events going on in ATLRetro This Week!


Monday, September 23

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Make your way to The Earl for a night with Songhoy Blues and Lesibu Grand! Avant-pop it up with Stererolab and Bitchin Bahas at the Variety Playhouse! Break the boundaries and jazz it up with a screening of Stanley Nelson Jr.’s documentary, MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL (2019), or catch  screening of Dennis Hopper’s EASY RIDER (1969), both through Sept. 27 at The Plaza Theater! Or make your way to Regal Tara Cinemas for a screening of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s documentary, LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE (2019), or Max Lewkowicz’s documentary, FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES (2019), through Sept. 27! Get down with Sy Smith at City Winery! Eighties it up with Tiffany at Terminal West! Spend the night with Jessica Vosk at Eddie’s Attic! Americana it up with Jason Waller at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a night with Larry Griffith!

Tuesday, September 24

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of John Singleton’s BOYZ N THE HOOD (1991) at 7pm! Psychobilly it up with Tiger Army at Terminal West! Break free and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Frank Darabont’s THE SHAWSHANK REDEMTPION (1994) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Get artsy rocked with Methyl Ethel and Ada Lea at Aisle 5! Blind Willie’s gets down with Bill Sheffield, Brandon Reeves and Nathan Nelson! Funk it up with Billy Cobham’s Crosswinds Project at City Winery! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Eddie & the 9 Volts get the rockin’ blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, September 25

Emory Cinematheque screens Billy Wilder’s A FOREIGN AFFAIR (1948) in White Hall at 7:30pm! Spend the night with Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster at 529! Get classical and celebrate 75 years of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with a free concert at Centennial Olympic Park! Get your film noir fix and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John Huston’s THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Break free and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Frank Darabont’s THE SHAWSHANK REDEMTPION (1994) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Funk it up with round two of Billy Cobham’s Crosswinds Project at City Winery! Bluegrass it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get heavy with Disturbed at Gwinnett Arena! Catch a screening of Jay Roach’s AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY (1997) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Electric Blue Express! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, September 26

Videodrome and Lunchmeat VHS present Gary Cohen‘s 1987 shot-on-video classic VIDEO VIOLENCE projected on the big screen at The Plaza Theater from VHS at 9:45pm, with pre-screening shenanigans including a VHS Market in the lobby and a Q&A with Josh Schafer of Lunchmeat VHS hosted by Michael Myerz! Swing on by City Winery for a night with Joe Gransden! Spend the night with Sash the Bash, Reptile Room and the Pussy Willows at the Clermont Lounge! Funk it up with The New Mastersounds and Star Kitchen at Terminal West! Get bluegrassy with the Todd Prusin Experience at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get bizarre with the spectacle that is That 1 Guy at the Masquerade! Rock out with Agent Orange, The Turbo A.C.’s and Night Terrors at at The Earl! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, September 27

The horror! The horror! Atlanta kicks off its Halloween celebrations with a bang! Spook up the weekend with a whole lotta horror classics by haunting on down to the 6th Annual Monsterama Convention invading the Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta and haunting all your senses through Sept. 29! You won’t want to miss our exclusive Kool Kat Interview with horror author Nancy A. Collins coming soon! Experience five horrorific tracks (Main, Maker, Literary/Arts/Comics, Media and Film Screenings) while perusing the fangtastic vender tables. Catch some killer guests including creaturific artist Kool Kat Mark Maddox; Kool Kat Shane Morton, ghost host with the most, a.k.a. Professor Morte; glamour ghoul Kool Kat Madeline Brumby and so much more! So, come on down for the horror that is Monsterama and get your classic horror fix! Keep your bloody eyes peeled for our Top Ten Retro Reasons to Monsterama It Up this year!

Get rocked at The Star Bar with A Drug Called Tradition, Skin Jobs, Dang Dang Dang, Twin Trances and Hot Wives! Haunt on down to Netherworld Haunted House’s new deadly digs in Stone Mountain for their horrorific 23nd season, kicking it of this weekend getting gory through Nov. 4! Glam it up with Adam Ant at Atlanta Symphony Hall! It’s a night of fuzzed out desert rock with Shantih Shantih at 529! Catch a screening of Robert Wise’s WEST SIDE STORY (1961) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Get folksy with Ingrid Michaelson at the Buckhead Theatre! Winehoused celebrates Amy Winehouse at Center Stage! Get some soul with Maxwell at Chastain Park! Stomp on down to The Earl for a night with the Great Peacock and The Underhill Family Orchestra! KC & The Sunshine Band gets down at The Fred Amphitheatre! Tribute pays homage to The Allman Brothers at the Northside Tavern! ATL Collective relives De La Soul’s “Feet High & Rising” at Terminal West! Donna Hopkins dishes out a night of rockin’ roots at Waller’s Coffee Shop! The Sweet Auburn Music Fest dishes out tasty food and rockin’ retroesque tunes through Sunday, Sept. 29! Or bring the kiddies and catch a screening of Don Bluth’s ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN (1989) at the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula at 8pm! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, September 28

Day 2 of the Monsterama Convention kills it with Valentine Wolfe scoring Edgar Allan Poe shorts at 12:30pm,  Professor Morte’s Silver Scream Spook Show’s screening of Jack Arnold’s REVENGE OF THE CREATURE in 3D (1955) on 16mm at 4pm, a monster mashing good time with the Monster Prom and so much more! Celebrate the Man in Black at The Star Bar’s annual Johnny Cash Tribute & Diabetes Benefit, featuring killer tunes with Blacktop (Kool Kat Dave Weil), the Ghost Riders Car Club (Kool Kat Spike Fullerton), The Wheel Knockers, The Downer Brothers, Al Shelton & The Bar Community Stars, Slim Chance & The Convicts, Georgie Beth Harris and more! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra brings you Star Wars & More, the Music of John Williams at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! Or strut on down to EAV for EAV Strut 2019 featuring a free full day of shenanigans including a parade, artists, tasty foods and retrotastic tunes with Chickens & Pigs, the Front Porch Session Players, The SleazeStaxxx, Suede Cassidy, Hair of the Dog, Trey Dahl & the Jugtime Ragband, Dot.s and more! Get your R&B fix with Marsha Ambrosius and Norman Brown at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre! Get countrified old-timey style with Dale Watson at Smith’s Olde Bar! Or rock out at The Highlander with The El Caminos, Cherry Bomb and Twisty Cats! Spend the night with Phil Collins at Gwinnett Arena! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula for a dino double-feature with Steven Spielberg’s JURASSIC PARK (1993) and LOST WORLD (1997) at 8pm! Get the blues with The Vipers at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Northside Tavern gets down with the Rib Shack Lady! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, September 29

It’s day 3 and your last chance to get your classic horror fix at the Monsterama Convention! Get really retro and Victorian today at the Historic Oakland Cemetery as they present their 41st Annual Sunday in the Park Victorian Street Festival, featuring tasty food, fun and entertainment! Check out the artists’ market, living history demonstrations, storytellers, spooky mausoleums, Victorian costume contests and carriage tours. And you won’t want to miss their vintage musical line-up, and so much more! Holly Bowling jams out at City Winery! Get prog-rocked with King Crimson at Cobb Energy Centre! Velvet Caravan Gypsy swings it up at the Red Light Café! Deep Purple rocks out at The Roxy! Spend the night with Mike Mills, Robert McDuffie and Chuck Leavell at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get down with The Ain’t Sisters at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Blake Edwards’s BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Get rootsy with Joe McGuinness at Blind Willie’s! Or get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Haunt on down to Netherworld Haunted House’s new deadly digs in Stone Mountain for their horrorific 23nd season getting gory through Nov. 4!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, Sept. 16-22, 2019

Posted on: Sep 15th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, September 16

WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their monthly series, Queers on Film, at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Frank Simon’s newly-restored documentary THE QUEEN (1968) at 7pm! Get some soul with Angie Stone at City Winery! Grunge it up at the Red Light Café with Play Center, Buzzard Cult, Cosmic Kitten and Jerry Would Let Me Down! Or get old-timey at Smith’s Olde Bar with the Tyler Neal Band, Folk Family Revival, John Evans and Alex Culbreath! Head out to the Sahara for a night with Tinariwen and Lonnie Holley at the Variety Playhouse! Break the boundaries and jazz it up with a screening of Stanley Nelson Jr.’s documentary, MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL (2019), through Sept. 19 at The Plaza Theater! Or make your way to Regal Tara Cinemas for a screening of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s documentary, LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE (2019), or Max Lewkowicz’s documentary, FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES (2019), through Sept. 19! AJFF on Campus presents a screening of  Ema Ryan Yamazaki’s documentary, MONKEY BUSINESS: THE ADVENTURES OF CURIOUS GEORGE’S CREATORS (2017) at 5:30pm in White Hall 208/Emory! Americana it up with Jason Waller at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a night with Larry Griffith!

Tuesday, September 17

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Alain Robbe-Grillet’s LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (1961) at 7pm! Or have some late night laughs as The Plaza Theater and the Silver Scream Spook Show present a screening of Shinichirou Ueda’s ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (2017) at 9pm! Jeff Sparks gets jazzy at City Winery! Spend the night with Sinkane at The Earl! Folk it up with Barns Courtney and The Hunna at The Loft! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Eddie & the 9 Volts get the rockin’ blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, September 18

Rock out with The Who at State Farm Arena! Emory Cinematheque screens Billy Wilder’s DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) at 7:30pm! Get rocked with Shonen Knife at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get some soul with Syleena Johnson at City Winery! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Get down with Mudcat & the Piedmont Playboys at Blind Willie’s! Live long and prosper and catch a 40th Anniversary screening of Robert Wise’s STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (1979) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Bluegrass it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Electric Blue Express! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, September 19

Spend the night with the godfather of Hong Kong action films with Videodrome and The Plaza Theater during PlazaDrome’s screening of Jackie Chan’s POLICE STORY (1985) at 9:30pm! Get some soul with the Seratones and Wanderwild at The Earl! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Russian Roulette Band! Geek it up as NerdLanta presents their Back to the ‘80s Movie Night, every third Thursday of the month, at Mother Bar+Kitchen, this month featuring a screening of Robert Zemeckis’s BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) and bingo! Get your ‘90s alt rock fix with Matthew Sweet at City Winery! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for Bombshell Burlesque! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, September 20

Surf it up with The Disasternauts, The Manakooras and DJ Big Tiki Dude at the official Southern Surf StompFest Pre-Party at Trader Vic’s! WUSSY MAG nineties it up and invites you to The Buffy Hour: Party at the Hellmouth at 7 Stages! Have a slashing good time and catch HALLOWEEN: THE MUSICAL at Pulp Atlanta, through Sept. 21! Stomp on down to the Tin Roof Cantina for a night with The Muckers, Whiskey Magnolia and Shayne Goss! Nelson Ramos gets jazzy at the High Museum! SCADShow presents a Legacy Series screening of Disney’s SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) at 7pm! Get jazzy at Callandwolde during their Jazz on the Lawn series featuring Bob Baldwin! Spend the night with Snarky Puppy at the Tabernacle! Get down with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Get rocked with T.N.T. at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the blues with the Chris O’Leary Band at Blind Willie’s! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, September 21

Rock out surf-style with the big kahuna, Kool Kat Chad Shivers and his kickin’ cohorts at the rockin’est annual shindig in Avondale Estates, the Southern Surf StompFest, catching a wave at Little Tree Art Studios, featuring The Surge!, The Mystery Men?, Fiend Without a Face, The Madeira, Surfer Joe, Insect Surfers, the Intoxicators, El Capitan & The Reluctant Sadists, The Flamethrowers and so much more to feed your kitschy vintage culture lust (check out our Shop Here feature for 2th9’s Retro and Jezebel Blue here)! In celebration of Southern Surf Stompfest, My Parents’ Basement brings back their Bizarre Bazaar featuring 50 artists, vintage dealers, collectables and oddities, comic books, vintage toys, and more! Get Muppet-y at the Center for Puppetry Arts for Henson Cosplay Day and stick around for a screening of Frank Oz/Henson’s THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN (1984) at 7pm! Head on over to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta for their opening of Curious George: Let’s Get Curious exhibit! Or make your way to the Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest featuring live music, tasty treats and a lantern parade! Get rocked with Kool Kats Blackfoot Gypsies at The Earl! Midsummer Night Faire in downtown Smyrna is an experience you don’t want to miss – with an artist’s market, fire performances, aerial performances, food trucks, palm readings Tarot readings, a dragon lighting and so much more! Spend the night with Bob Mould at City Winery! Or get hellacious with ELZIG and Kool Kats The Casket Creatures at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Make your way to Ameris Bank Amphitheatre for a night with Hank Williams, Jr.! The Destroy Boys rock out at the Drunken Unicorn! Spend the night with Fiona Silver, Sash the Bash, Damn Jackals and the Pussy Willows at The Star Bar! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula for a buggy double-feature with Kurt Newmann’s THE FLY (1958) and David Cronenberg’s THE FLY (1986) at 8pm! Get old-timey with the Rev. Justin Hylton and Trent Rice at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get the blues with Ron Cooley & The Hard Times at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Northside Tavern gets down with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, September 22

Break free and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Frank Darabont’s THE SHAWSHANK REDEMTPION (1994) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! New Wave it up with Squeeze at the Tabernacle! Stomp on down to City Winery for a night with Michelle Malone & Drag the River! Celebrate all things Japan at JapanFest at the Infinite Energy Center! Get rocked with GWAR at the Masquerade! Catch a screening of Dennis Hopper’s EASY RIDER (1969) and Herbert RossSTEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) at The Plaza Theater! Make your way to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s Silent Film Series screening of Harold Lloyd’s THE KID BROTHER (1927), featuring live organ accompaniment at 3pm with Kool Kat Ron Carter! Get rocked with Strung Out, The Casualties and The Breaknecks at The Earl! Spend the night with Julio Iglesias at Gwinnett Arena! Get classical with Joshua Bell at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get your film noir fix and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John Huston’s THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Or get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, September 9-15, 2019

Posted on: Sep 8th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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Monday, September 9

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Catch a screening of Satoshi Kon’s MILLENIUM ACTRESS (2001) at The Plaza Theater, or catch Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s documentary, TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM (2019), both through Sept. 12! Get rocked with The Bodeans at City Winery! Americana it up with Jason Waller at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a night with Larry Griffith!

Tuesday, September 10

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets intergalactic with their Classics Series screening of Andrei Tarkovsky’s SOLARIS (1971) at 7pm! Geek it up at the Red Light Café with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during their Tease Tuesday: Burlesque Nerdtastic event! Jazz it up with Mike Phillips at City Winery! Get your old-time country fix with The Waymores at Smokin’ Cues! Or folk it up with Glen Hansard at the Tabernacle! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Get the blues with Skyler Saufley at Blind Willie’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Eddie & the 9 Volts get the rockin’ blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, September 11

SCADShow presents a special screening of Spike Lee’s DO THE RIGHT THING (1989), with Academy Award-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter leading a post-screening discussion! Or camp it up with WUSSY MAG and The Plaza Theater’s Director’s Cut screening of Frank Oz’s LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986) at 7pm! Get rocked with the The Pietasters, the Antagonizers and Close Enough at the Masquerade! Old-time it up with The Hot Club of Cow Town at Eddie’s Attic! Get bluesy with Buddy Guy at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2002) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Catch a classic during Emory Cinematheque’s screening of Ernst Lubitsch’s NINOTCHKA (1939) at 7:30pm! Let loose and laugh it up with a screening of Mel Brooks’s BLAZING SADDLES (1974) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Pop over to the Buckhead Theatre for a night with Daniela Mercury! Get some soul with CC Sunchild at City Winery! Funk it up with Brandon Coleman Spacetalker at the Variety Playhouse! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Electric Blue Express! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, September 12

Hilarity ensues with Genre-ly Speaking (featuring Kool Kat Madeline Brumby) as they celebrate the 45th anniversary of Mel Brooks’s BLAZING SADDLES (1974) at 10pm! Honky tonk on down to Hampton for Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt Solitary Doin’ Time Series at Jail House Brewing Company! Get low down with DADDY LONG LEGS and Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah at The Earl! The Indigo Girls folk it up with the Atlanta Symphony at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Stomp on down to the Clermont Lounge for Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Rider’s Car Club! Get some soul and funk it up with Los Stellarians at City Winery! Get your reggae fix with New Kingston and The Green at the Masquerade! Swing on by Ray’s in the City for a night with Joe Gransden! Get old-timey and jazz it up with the Corner Pocket Quintet at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get horrorfied during the 2019 Atlanta Horror Film Festival, creeping through Sept. 14! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, September 13

Happy Friday the 13th! Why not spook on down to SCADShow for a screening of Tobe Hooper’s POLTERGEIST (1982) at 7pm! Or get down to hell with the Demon Elvis, ELZIG with special guests The Valkyrie (Kool Kat Shane Morton) and Buck O’ Five at The Star Bar! Bump in the Night Ghoulesque spooks it up with their Cult Horror Ghoulesque Show at the Red Light Café! The Indigo Girls folk it up for night two with the Atlanta Symphony at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Anarcho-punk it up with the Subhumans at the Masquerade! Break the boundaries and jazz it up with a screening of Stanley Nelson Jr.’s documentary, MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL (2019), through Sept. 15 at The Plaza Theater! Get heavy with Order of the Owl, Serial Hawk, Savagist and Monte Luna at 529! Rumours pays tribute to Fleetwood Mac at the Buckhead Theatre! Spend the night with K. Michelle Dubois, Rosser and Chris Devoe at The Earl! Get your alt-country fix with Drive-by Truckers at the Fox Theatre! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with The Foxies, Daybreaks and Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer with The Compartmentalizationalists downstairs; or cross the pond and catch Abbey Road Live! upstairs! Get down with The Vipers at the Northside Tavern! Get the dirty blues with Seminole Jackson at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, September 14

Stomp on down to The Star Bar for the 3rd Annual Hank Williams Tribute hosted by Andrea & Mudd featuring Dusty Booze & the Baby Haters, Kool Kat Caroline & the Ramblers, Rodeo Twister, Kool Kat Sen Artie Mondello and more! Get creaturific with Kool Kat Shane Morton during his Intro to SPFX Make-up Class at his haunted Silver Scream FX Lab! Or rock on down to the Masquerade as Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin performs DEEP RED in Heaven! Or get garage rocked in Hell with Bleached and Paranoyds! Boogie down to Amsterdam for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s ‘80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party! Rev on down to the Dixie Tavern for a night with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the PsychoDevilles! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula for a double-feature screening of Claudio Fragasso’s TROLL II (1990) and Tommy Wiseau’s THE ROOM (2003) at 8:30pm! Get some soul with Grant Green Jr. at Agency Socialtheque! Catch Lynyrd Skynyrd at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! Get rootsy and reggae it up with Steel Pulse and Neal Francis at the Variety Playhouse! Get spooky at the Historic Lawrenceville Cemetery during their Full Moon Haunted Cemetery Tour! Spend the night with Vanessa Williams with the Atlanta Symphony at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get the with Mr. Chapman’s Quarterly Revue at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Northside Tavern gets down with Claudette King, Albert White and Lil’ Joe from Chicago! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, September 15

Live long and prosper and catch a 40th Anniversary screening of Robert Wise’s STAR TREK: THE MOVIE (1979) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Robert Lee Coleman gets the blues at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Or catch an AJFF on Campus screening of  Dani Levy’s GO FOR ZUCKER (2004) at 7:10pm in White Hall 208/Emory! Or get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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