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

Shake a tail feather in ATLRetro and come see what we’ve found for you!

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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This Week in ATLRetro, September 2-8, 2019

Posted on: Sep 2nd, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see all the shakin’ shenanigans we’ve dug up for you!

Monday, September 2

The Super Suckers rock out at The Earl with The Hangmen and Sash the Bash! Or psyche garage rock it up with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at the Tabernacle! Space is the place so make your way to The Plaza Theater for a 20th anniversary screening of Dean Parisot’s GALAXY QUEST (1999) at 9pm! Get rocked with Mexican rock band Molotov at the Masquerade! Make your way to Park Tavern for WRFG’s 34th Annual Labor Day Blues BBQ featuring Bill Sheffield, Sandra Senn, Eddie 9V, Larry Griffith, Lil’ Joe Burton & The Atlanta Horns, and Selwyn Birchwood! 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 3

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema spices it up with their Classics Series screening of David Lynch’s DUNE (1984) at 7pm! Get rocked with Kool Kat Adam McIntyre and The Pinx at 529 with Johnny D, the Accidents and Buzzard Cult! Spend the night with Mal Blum and Peeko at The Earl! Get the blues with Matthew Pendrick at Blind Willie’s! 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 4

Catch a silent classic during Emory Cinematheque’s 35mm screening of Ernst Lubitsch’s FORBIDDEN PARADISE (1924) at 7:30pm! Spend the night with Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) at Chastain Park! New wave it up with Modern English at the Masquerade! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Mike & the Moonpies and Nikki & the Phantom Callers! Get your Americana fix with Jim Lauderdale at Eddie’s Attic! Stomp on down to the Variety Playhouse for a night with Deerhunter and the Dirty Projectors! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a screening of David Lean’s LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) 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 Phipps Plaza 14; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); and Regal McDonough Stadium 16;]! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (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)! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Blues it up with The Cazanovas at Blind Willie’s! 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 5

TCM Underground and Videodrome gift you with mayhem, adventure and bazookas (Oh my!) with their screening of Andy Sidaris’s HARD TICKET TO HAWAII (1987) at The Plaza Theater at 9:30pm! Get hellaciously rocked with Kool Kats The Casket Creatures and ELZIG at the Clermont Lounge! Get rootsy with Stillhouse Junkies, The Foothill Brothers and Thud EhVul & His Advocates at the Red Light Café! Bluegrass it up with Billy Strings at Terminal West! The National Parks and Wild folk it up at Vinyl! It’s a hilarious night of machines vs. humans as Cineprov rifs and screens Tim Kincaid’s ROBOT HOLOCAUST (1986) at The Plaza Theater at 7:30pm! Get some soul with Kindred the Family Soul at City Winery! Stomp on down to the Variety Playhouse for night two of Deerhunter and the Dirty Projectors! 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 6

Webb Wilder dishes out a night of rock AND roll at Kavarna! Stay up late at the High Museum as ATL Collective relives the Talking Heads’s entire LITTLE CREATURES album! Get jazzy with the Nikolai Panov Quartet at the Red Light Café! Get a second helping of Billy Strings at Terminal West! Funk it up at the Variety Playhouse with Funk You, Voodoo Visionary and Hedonistas! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Matthew Kahler! Make your way to Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre’s Movies, Bands & Brews screening of Collin Higgins’s NINE TO FIVE (1980) at 7pm! Salsa on down to Callanwolde for their Jazz on the Lawn series featuring Eddie Lopez & Orquesta MaCuba! Or shake a tail feather down to Metropolitan Studios for the Atlanta School of Burlesque’s 2019 Burlesque Summer Series Recital! Make your way to Venkman’s for Bowie vs. Gabriel, a tribute to the Dynamic Duo, with Jerome Newton & the Band Who Fell to the Earth and The Sledgehammers! Get some soul with night two of Kindred the Family Soul at City Winery! Or get your Americana fix with Jim Lauderdale at the Crimson Moon Café! Get bluegrassy with Smoke on the Mountain at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, through Sept. 8! Get the blues with Frankie’s Blues Mission at the Northside Tavern!  Spend the night with Lady D at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Nick Moss gets down 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 7

Get bizarre with a screening of Jan Svankmajer’s CONSPIRATORS OF PLEASURE (1996) at The Bakery at 7pm, with the screening followed by half an hour of surreal short films, hosted by Peculiar Mormyrid Journal and Videodrome! Garage rock it up with the Subsonics, Midnite Snaxxx and NAG at The Earl! Rock on down to Chastain Park for a night with the B-52s, OMD and Berlin! Folk it up with Griffin House at Eddie’s Attic! It’s punk-o-billy madness with Slim & The Gems, V-8 Death Car and The Tomb Tones at The Highlander! Spend the night with ATL Collective as they relive Sunny Day Real Estate’s DIARY at 529! Get the rootsy blues with Johnny Scales at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Or get saxxy with Dave Koz at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre! Get bewitched during The FANDom Nerdlesque’s Yule Ball at the Red Light Café! Stomp on down to the Variety Playhouse for a night with DEL & DAWG! Funk it up with The Jacksons at the Wolf Creek Amphitheatre! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Mudcat! Cody Matlock gets 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, September 8

Get old-timey with Dusty’s Ragtime & Novelties at the Red Light Café! It’s a night of foot stompin’ Americana with the Boohoo Ramblers at Blind Willie’s! Art punk it up with Tropical Fuck Storm, T. Hardy Morris and Motherfucker at The Earl!  Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for Mudcat’s Blues Jam! 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)! 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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This Week in ATLRetro, August 19-25, 2019

Posted on: Aug 18th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Shake a tail feather and come see what’s happening in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, August 19

WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their monthly series, Queers on Film, at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Blake EdwardsVICTOR/VICTORIA (1982) at 7pm! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Get rocked as Heart brings their Love Alive Tour to Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! Catch a screening of Satoshi Kon’s MILLENNIUM ACTRESS (2001) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! It’s tribute night at City Winery, so come on by for a night with Elton Dan & The Rocket Band and Gypsies, Doves & Dreams! Get indie rocked with Kingsbury and Alex Lahey at The Earl! Or get industrial at the Masquerade with God Module, Finite Automata and Absynthe of Faith! 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 side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, August 20

Make your way to The Plaza Theater for a special screening of the 40th anniversary final cut of Francis Ford Coppola’s homage to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) at 8pm, through Aug. 26! RIFFTRAX LIVE gets creepy crawly with an encore screening of Bill Rebane’s THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION (1975) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Get your ‘90s rock fix with Live, Bush and Our Lady Peace at Chastain Park! Get down with the Redstone Ramblers at Blind Willie’s! Or catch Algebra Blessett 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! Blues it up with the Crosstown Allstars at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, August 21

Parody your way on down to the Masquerade and get rocked with Mac Sabbath, Okilly Dokilly and Playboy Manbaby! Funk it up with two helpings of Mother’s Finest at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre with Smashing Pumpkins, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and AFI! Or garage rock it up with The Raconteurs at the Variety Playhouse! The Dude abides with a Flashback Cinema screening of The Coen Brothers’  THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) 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)! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Get old-timey and make it to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Bluegrass Jam! Get the blues with Cody Matlock at Blind Willie’s! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Frankie’s Blues Mission! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, August 22

Euro crime it up with tough guy and Kool Kat Mike Malloy as Videodrome and Grindhouse Releasing present Umberto Lenzi’s THE TOUGH ONES (1976) at The Plaza Theater! Spend a second night with Mother’s Finest at Eddie’s Attic! Boogie down to City Winery for a night with Marcia Ball! Beer & Lounge at the Clermont Lounge with The Titos, Brian Revels and The Last Tycoon! Folk it up at The Star Bar with Bridget Leen! Glam rock it up with Queen with Adam Lambert at State Farm Arena! Garage rock it up with The Raconteurs at the Tabernacle! Get the blues with Southern Avenue at Terminal West! Spend the night with Pedro the Lion 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! Get blues with Rae & The Royal Peacocks at Blind Willie’s! 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, August 23

Get ready for spooky shenanigans at The Bakery’s Summer Halloween Carnivale featuring live music, dancing, art, costume contests, twenty local vendors of art/oddities and more! Catch a screening of Joe Johnston’s JUMANJI (1995) at SCADShow at 7pm! Spend your summer nights at Callanwolde during their Jazz on the Lawn event featuring Joe Gransden & Robin Lattimore! Punk out with The Cynics, Paint Fumes and Bad Spell at The Earl! Folk it up with Over the Rhine at City Winery! Get your Americana fix with Texas KGB at the Crimson Moon Café! The Electromatics dish out a night of West Coast/Chicago blues with Nathan Nelson at the Northside Tavern! It’s tribute night at Smith’s Olde Bar featuring El Scorcho, February Stars, Cherry Bomb and Doll Parts! Spend the night with The Dirty Guv’nahs at the Variety Playhouse! Spend the night with The Juke Joint Dukes at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Mo-Town it up with “Jukebox Giants” at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, through Aug. 25! Big Bill Morganfield gets down 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, August 24

Get horror-fied and make your way to The Plaza Theater for a EyeDrum‘s special screening of Robert Wiene’s silent horror classic, THE HANDS OF ORLAC (1924) featuring live accompaniment by Paul Mercer, Gabe Monticello and Paul Stevens at 7pm! Get revved and rock out at The Star Bar with The Fabulous Thrillbillys, Valkyrie and LUST! Or garage rock it up with Death Valley Girls, the Craig Brown Band and Twisty Cats at The Earl! Funk it up with Michael Henderson at City Winery! Get some soul with The Revivalists at the Fox Theatre! Celebrate the culture and history of Africa during The Africa Expo-ATL 2019! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Heather Luttrell! Spend the night with Red Rocket Deluxe at The Highlander! Make your way to Grant Park’s Summer Shade Festival, celebrating through Aug. 25! Spend the night with The Dirty Guv’nahs at the Variety Playhouse! Bill Sheffield and Ike Stubblefield get the blues at the Northside Tavern! Blue Roads get the blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, August 25

GKIDS Presents a Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988)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 Phipps Plaza 14; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Shimmy down with Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil at Metropolitan Studios for her Feather Fan-Damentals Workshop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Roger & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC (1958) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at City Winery! Or get down with Jet Black & The Whacos 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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This Week in ATLRetro, Aug. 12-18

Posted on: Aug 11th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, August 12

Jill Scott dishes out a night of soul at the Fox Theatre! Get rocked with Slash at the Tabernacle! 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! Lizz Wright gets jazzy at City Winery! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, August 13

Surf on down to 529 for a night with Scott Yoder, the Mystery Men?, LOS FRENETICOS and Moonshield! Get rocked as The Plaza Theater Foundation presents a 40th anniversary screening of Franc Roddam’s QUADROPHENIA (1979) at 7pm! Get down with Haley Grey & The Medicine at Blind Willie’s! Or catch Algebra Blessett 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! Blues it up with the Crosstown Allstars at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, August 14

Bad Religion rocks out at the Masquerade with The Lawrence Arms! WUSSY MAG and The Plaza Theater present their monthly campy feature fantastico, with a 30th anniversary screening of Herbert RossSTEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) at 7pm! Or spend the night with the Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock with a screening of his STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986) 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)! Rattle on down to City Winery for a night with Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers! The Earl gets blues rocked with Brother Hawk, Tedo Stone and Pike Co.! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Get old-timey and make it to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Bluegrass Jam! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with The Boohoo Ramblers! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 50th Anniversary screening of Gene Kelly’s classic, HELLO DOLLY! (1969) 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); Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Duluth); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Frankie’s Blues Mission! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, August 15

Catch a special 40th Anniversary screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) in IMAX at AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw) at 7pm! It’s a turf battle between Videodrome and The Plaza Theater during PlazaDrome’s screening of Walter Hill’s THE WARRIORS (1979) at 9:30pm! Glam it up with Bryan Ferry at the Tabernacle! Or spend the evening with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and Friends at Buteco! Alt-country it up with The Vandoliers and Jeremy Ray & The Carolina Highway at The Earl! Get rocked and experience Michael Wadleigh’s WOODSTOCK: The Director’s Cut (1970) at theatres across Atlanta at 7pm [AMC North Dekalb (Decatur); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]!  RIFFTRAX LIVE gets creepy crawly as shenanigans ensue at theatres across Atlanta as they take on Bill Rebane’s THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION (1975) [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Get your Dead Head fix bluegrass-style with Grass is Dead at Smith’s Olde Bar! Or catch the Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band at Terminal West! Get down with jazz guitarist Peter White at Suite Food Lounge! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get down with Frankie’s Blues Mission at Blind Willie’s! 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, August 16

Catch a Legacy Series screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) at SCADShow at 7pm! Spend the night with Ace Frehley and The Georgia Thunderbolts at the Variety Playhouse! Americana it up with The Vegabonds and The Trongone Band at City Springs! Get some soul with Loose Ends at City Winery! Spend the night with The Groove Rockets at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Mo-Town it up with “Jukebox Giants” at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, through Aug. 25! RockForce pays tribute to the ‘80s and ‘80s at the Dixie Tavern! George Hughley & the Shadows get down at Blind Willie’s! Blues it up with Stoney Brooks and Nathan Nelson 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, August 17

Get mythical with Kool Kat Shane Morton, a.k.a. ghost host with the most, Prof. Morte and his Silver Scream Spook Show at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Desmond Davis’ classic CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981) and Ghoul Gal shenanigans at 1:30pm and 10pm! Or get rocked for a cause at the 2nd Annual UpBeat! Benefit Show at The Star Bar featuring one helluva line-up with The Border Dogs, The Wheel Knockers, ELZIG, Kool Kats the Casket Creatures, Sash the Bash, The Cogburns, Kool Kat Phil Stair and Rocket 350, and The Pits! Or head into a ring of fire with Social Distortion and Flogging Molly at the Coca Cola Roxy! The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre presents an Evening of Soul with Jeffrey Osborne and Jody Watley! Stomp on down to The Earl for a night with The Selmanaires, Omni and Anna Kramer & The Lost Cause! Kitten Fontaine brings you Woodstock 50 at MadLife State & Studios! Get revved with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles the Dixie Tavern! ATL Collective relives Astrud Gilberto’s “Beach Samba” at 529! Spend an evening with Melissa Etheridge at the Atlanta Botanical Garden! Sandra Hall & the Shadows get down at Blind Willie’s! Have a second helping of soul with Loose Ends at City Winery! Boogie on down to The Highlander for ‘80s Dance Night! Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and Bill Sheffield get the blues at the Northside Tavern! The BadAsh Allstar Team gets groovy with their Woodstock Jam at the Red Light Café! The Pylon Reenactment Society pays tribute to Pylon at The Vista Room! Herman Hitson gets the blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, August 18

Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and his Russian Roulette Band get down at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rev on down to Killer Creek Harley Davidson in Roswell for their Rockabilly Rollout event featuring live tunes by Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles! Shimmy down with Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil at Metropolitan Studios for her Feather Fan-Damentals Workshop! The Dude abides with a Flashback Cinema screening of The Coen Brothers’  THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) 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 bluesy with The Nick Johnson Trio at Blind Willie’s! Or get down with Jet Black & The Whacos 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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This Week in ATLRetro, August 5-11, 2019

Posted on: Aug 4th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, August 5

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Get rocked with Tenacious D at the Coca Cola Roxy! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema delves into the lives of Leonard Cohen and his muse Marianne Ihlen with a screening of Nick Broomfield’s documentary MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE (2019), through Aug. 8! 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 side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, August 6

Come on Class of ’79! Get rocked as The Plaza Theater Foundation presents a 40th anniversary screening of Allen Arkush and Joe Dante’s ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL (1979), with live pre-movie tunes by Ramones tribute band Kings of Queens at 6:30pm! Get hellacious with Hank Von Hell (Turbonegro) at The Earl! Fathom Events and CBS will present 5 uncut, full-length colorized episodes of I LOVE LUCY in celebration of Lucille Ball’s Birthday, plus REDHEAD TALES – a newly produced and never-before-seen featurette on the colorization of the hit show, at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Blues it up with Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! 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! Blues it up with the Crosstown Allstars at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, August 7

Catch a screening of Danny DeVito’s film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic MATILDA (1996) at SCADShow at 7pm! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Tony Scott’s TOP GUN (1986) 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 glam rocked with Kyle Craft at The Earl! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Join the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival for their final AJFF Selects of the season, FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES, which traces the creation and enduring legacy of the beloved Broadway musical and global theatrical phenomenon, at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at 7:40pm. Blind Willie’s gets down with The Cazanovas! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Frankie’s Blues Mission! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, August 8

Get garage rocked and doo-wopped with The King Kahn & BBQ Show at The Earl, with UPCHUCK and Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks! It’s a night of dirty ‘ol rock ‘n’ roll at 529 with The Dollyrots, The Pink Spiders and Kyle Troop & The Heretics! Stomp on down to Clermont Lounge Mid-Summer Social starring Kool Kat Spike Fullerton & the Ghost Riders Car Club! Get acoustic with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt  (solo) at Porterdale Bar! Jazz it up with Ken Ford at Suite Food Lounge! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get down with The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! 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, August 9

Get dead and hungry during Ritual’s Zombie Pin-Ups Goth Industrial Theme Party at Heretic! Americana it up with Ray Wylie Hubbard at Center Stage! The Stranger pays tribute to Billy Joel at City Winery! Surf on down to The Drunken Unicorn for a night with Small Reactions and more! Become one with the dinosaurs during Fernbank’s After Dark: Mythbusters event! Get rocked at 529 with high spirits, Lazer/Wulf, Gunpowder Gray and Maiden Killers! Psyche rock it up with The Claypool Lennon Delirium at the Variety Playhouse! The Kerry Hill Band gets the blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Sandra Hall & the Shadows get down 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, August 10

Eighties it up at the Jimmy Carter Museum with their Strange Saturday event featuring Stranger Things costumes, panels, arcade games and more! The 19th Annual Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival invades downtown with tasty food, arts, crafts and live rockin’ tunes featuring Honeywood, Campbell Station, Roxie, Grizzly Goat, Sandra Hall, Randall Bramblett and more! Lost love is in the air at the Historic Oakland Cemetery with their Love Stories of Oakland: Summer Date Night tour! Swing on by Atlanta Symphony Hall for a night with Lyle Lovett & His Large Band! Get rocked with The Smithereens at Suwanee City Park! Celebrate 20 years of The Earl with All the Saints and Rock*A*Teens! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula for a double-feature screening of Terry Gilliam’s FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS (1998) and Gaspar Noe’s ENTER THE VOID (2009) at 9pm! Roots rock it up with Delta Moon at Blind Willie’s! Get funky with AJ Ghent at the Crimson Moon Café! Or get down with Rough Draft at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Lobsters of Rock pay tribute to the B-52s at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get revved with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Spend the night with Lola and Bill Sheffield 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, August 11

Get your classic silent film fix at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s Silent Comedy Shorts event [Buster Keaton to Harold Lloyd and more!], featuring live organ accompaniment at 3pm with Kool Kat Ron Carter! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 50th Anniversary screening of Gene Kelly’s classic, HELLO DOLLY! (1969) 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); Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Duluth); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Make your way to the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre for a night with Peter Frampton and Jon Bonham! Lizz Wright gets jazzy at City Winery! Make your way to 529 for a night with Daikaiju, Kool Kats SHEHEHE, and Trauma City! Mudcat dishes out his Acoustic Blues & Roots Jam at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Shimmy down with Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil at Metropolitan Studios for her Feather Fan-Damentals Workshop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986) 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 bluesy with The Vipers at Blind Willie’s! Or get down with Jet Black & The Whacos 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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