This Week in ATLRetro, July 1-7, 2019

Posted on: Jun 30th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Rev it up in ATLRetro This Week and come see what we’ve dug up for you!

Monday, July 1

Spend the night with Bond, James Bond, at The Plaza Theater as they kick off their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Terence Young’s DR. NO (1962) at 7pm! Get folksy with Matt Heckler at Smith’s Olde Bar! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for Deconstructing the Beatles: Abbey Road, Side 1 at 7pm. The The Plaza Theater screens Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018) and Pamela B. Green’s BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE (2018) through July 4! GKIDS presents a Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 screening of Yoshifumo Kondo’s WHISPER OF THE HEART (1995) at 7pm at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! 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 The Pork Bellies and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, July 2

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Sidney Lumet’s DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975) at 7pm! GKIDS presents a Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 screening of Yoshifumo Kondo’s WHISPER OF THE HEART (1995) at 7pm at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! 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! Get down with Johnny Cash Now at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, July 3

Get your Bond fix and make your way to The Plaza Theater for their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Terence Young’s FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963) at 7pm! Spend the night with Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show. at State Farm Arena! Get a bigger boat and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Steven Spielberg’s summer classic JAWS (1975) 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)! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a screening of Brad Bird’s THE IRON GIANT (1999) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! 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! Get the blues with Electric Blues Express at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, July 4

Get intergalactic and celebrate the 4th with a screening of Roland Emmerich’s INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996) at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! ELZIG and Thunderosa rock out and celebrate America at the Clermont Lounge! Bogey & The Viceroy get down during Sandy Springs’ 4th of July Celebration! Get nostalgic and catch a screening of David M. EvansTHE SANDLOT (1993) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! 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, July 5

Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles , The Rocketz , Kitty Rose & The Ramblers, and Slim & The Gems at The Star Bar! Get Southern Gothic with The Constellations, during The Earl’s 20th Anniversary Series! Get Bond-ed and make your way to The Plaza Theater for their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Guy Hamilton’s GOLDFINGER (1964) at 7pm! The Asylum Countess presents Spookily Ever After at Diesel Filling Station! Get down with Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials at Blind Willies! We only want to see you underneath Albert Magnoli’s PURPLE RAIN (1984) at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre’s Movies, Bands & Brews event! Rock out with Jeff Lynne’s ELO with special guest Dhani Harrison at State Farm Arena! Eighties it up with Electric Avenue at the Dixie Tavern! Make your way to the Red Light Café for Grateful Shred and the Badash Allstar Team’s Grateful Dead Jam! The String Cheese Incident gets down at The Fox Theatre! Funk it up with the Wasted Potential Brass Band 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, July 6

Get post-apocalyptic and MadMax it up at Art Apocalypse Atlanta during their 6th of July MadMax Party #8! VideoPulp  (Videodrome & Pulp Atlanta) presents a screening of Kenji Misumi’s SHOGUN ASSASSIN (1980) at 10pm! Get intergalactic at the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula with double-feature screenings of Roland Emmerich’s INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996) and Tim Burton’s MARS ATTACKS! (1996) at 9pm! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for a night with Big Deal Burlesque! The String Cheese Incident gets down at The Fox Theatre! Help celebrate 20 years of The Earl with Little Tybee! Make your way to The Plaza Theater for their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Terence Young’s THUNDERBALL (1965) at 7pm! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a Family Matinee Series screening of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 10am! the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre’s presents an Evening of Jazz with Boney James and Avery*Sunshine! Get the blues with Cody Matlock at the Northside Tavern! Get down with Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials at Blind Willies! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, July 7

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a Family Matinee Series screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY (2001) at 10am! Get nostalgic and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of David M. EvansTHE SANDLOT (1993) 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)! Make your way to The Plaza Theater for their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Lewis Gilbert’s YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967) at 7pm! 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

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

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, June 24-30, 2019

Posted on: Jun 23rd, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Beat the heat and see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, June 24

Get groovy at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema as they screen Barak Goodman and Jamila Ephron’s WOODSTOCK: THREE DAYS THAT DEFINED A GENERATION (2019), through June 27! WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their new monthly series at The Plaza Theater, Queers on Film with a screening of the Jennie Livingston’s newly restored documentary PARIS IS BURNING (1990) through June 27! Spend the night with Monifah at City Winery! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! The Operators and DoomSquad rock out at The Earl! Rock out with The Pauses at the Masquerade! 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 The Pork Bellies and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, June 25

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Susan Seidelman’s DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (1985) at 7pm! Celebrate 25 years of Robert ZemeckisFORREST GUMP (1994) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Folk it up with A. A. Bondy at Eddie’s Attic! Bluegrass it up with Son Volt and Old Salt Union at the Variety Playhouse! Get rocked with Static X, DevilDriver, and Dope at the Masquerade! Get the blues with Larry Griffith at Blind Willies! 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! Get down with Johnny Cash Now at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, June 26

Get to hell raisin’ at The Star Bar’s Sabbathian Wednesday, featuring Greenbeard, Bigfoot and Ladykiller! THE GOON 20th Anniversary World Tour makes a pit stop at My Parents’ Basement with Eric Powell! Catch a screening of Joe Pytka’s SPACE JAM (1996) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! Get rocked with Hannah Wicklund and C2 & the Brothers Reed at Aisle 5! Bossa Nova it up with Bebel Gilberto at City Winery! Boogie down with a Flashback Cinema screening of Emile Ardolino’s ‘80s classic DIRTY DANCING (1987) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Get the Chicago/West Coast blues with the Electromatics at Blind Willies! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Get the blues with Electric Blues Express at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, June 27

Have a bloody good time and get improvisational with Genre-ly Speaking (with Kool Kat Madeline Brumby) as they bring to life Roger Corman’s THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960) at 7:30pm! Spend the night with Rick Springfield at Atlanta Symphony Hall with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Experience Latrese Bush at City Winery! Get to Beer & Lounging with the Andy Browne Troupe, Coyote Anyway and Gas Hound at the Clermont Lounge! Or get folksy with Leon Majcen, Bryan Elijah Smith and Szlachetka at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out at The Star Bar with Dround Hounds, Vito Romeo and Wet Jeans! The Kristen Hersch Electric Trio rocks out at Terminal West! Get your acoustic fix with The Foothill Brothers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! The Feminist Film Club presents a screening of Collin Higgins9 TO 5 (1980) at the Women’s Health Center of Atlanta at 7:30pm, sponsored by Videodrome! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! 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! Or blues it up with The Shadows at Blind Willies! 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, June 28

New wave it up with The Swimming Pool Q’s and Love Tractor at The Vista Room! Or spend the night with Drivin ‘N Cryin’ at Center Stage! The The Plaza Theater screens Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018) and Pamela B. Green’s BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE (2018) through June 30! Jazz up with Joe Gransden at Eddie’s Attic! Groove on down to Park Tavern with Yacht Rock Schooner! Franco Rosso’s controversial film BABYLON (1980) opens at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema! SCADShow presents a screening of John G. Avildsen’s KARATE KID (1984) at 7pm! Make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall for a night with Ben Folds & The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Spend the night with Sandra Hall at Blind Willies! Get jazzy with Madoca Kawahara at the Red Light Café! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop  for the Four Man String Band! The Disrupt Festival invades Lakewood Amphitheatre, featuring Juliet Simms! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Dani Mac & Co! Get funky with Zydefunk 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, June 29

Kaiju it up 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 Eugene Lourie’s monster classic GORGO (1961) and Ghoul Gal shenanigans at 1:30pm and 10pm! Or make your way to Diesel Filling Station for MarksterCon’s Stranger than the 80’s Pub Crawl! Jam it up at with Dead & Company at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Boogie down at The Highlander with Destination Unknown: ‘80s New Wave Dance Party! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a Family Matinee Series screening of Victor Fleming’s THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) at 10am! Faye Webster folks it up at The Earl with Jenny O! Spend the night with Cody Matlock at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre with The Ultimate Queen Celebration! Americana it up with the Kudzu Kings at The Loft! Spend the night with Tommy James & The Shondells at the Southern Ground Amphitheatre! She Wants Revenge delivers a post-punk revival at Terminal West! Spend the night with the Time Warp Orchestra at Venkman’s! Celebrate 30 years of Herbert RossSTEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) with a screening at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Lil Joey’s Jumpin Jive invades Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get funky with Zydefunk and Bill Sheffield at the Northside Tavern! George Hughley gets down at Blind Willies! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, June 30

Get wonderfully bizarre with Weird Al Yankovic at Chastain Park! Or shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for Fandom Nerdlesque’s Disney Strip Along Show! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a Family Matinee Series screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988) at 10am! Get retro with The Neon Queen at City Winery! Or death metal it up with The Chasm, Crutiamentum, Infernal Conjuration and Vimur at The Earl! Get indie rocked with Damien Jurado and Corrina Repp at Eddie’s Attic! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Johnny’s Hideaway! Skank on down to the Masquerade for a night with Streetlight Manifesto! Get a bigger boat and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Steven Spielberg’s summer classic JAWS (1975) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Get the blues with Garrett Collins at Blind Willies! 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

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

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, June 17-23, 2019

Posted on: Jun 18th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Boogie down and shake a tail feather in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, June 17

WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their new monthly series at The Plaza Theater, Queers on Film with a screening of the Jennie Livingston’s newly restored documentary PARIS IS BURNING (1990) at 7pm! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Get futuristic and catch a screening of John Carpenter’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981) at The Plaza Theater through June 20! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Make your way to SCADShow for their Storytellers: Soundtracks event! 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, June 18

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets criminal in Little Italy with their new Classics Series screening of Spike Lee’s CROOKLYN (1994) at 7pm! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Phil Aldon Robinson’s FIELD OF DREAMS (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Get the blues with Electric Blues Express at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! 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, June 19

Get freaky as the Masquerade presents the HELLZAPOPPIN CIRCUS SIDESHOW at 7pm! Get really retro with Opera’s Greatest Hits in Piedmont Park! The Highlander rocks out with Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Bluegrass it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Hey you guys! Get adventurous and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Steven Spielberg’s ‘80s classic RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with the Man in Black, Johnny Cash Now! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, June 20

Get bloody and bizarre and catch PlazaDrome’s screening of Kathryn Bigelow’s NEAR DARK (1987) at 6:30pm at The Plaza Theater! Funk it up with the Afro-Klezmer Orchestra at Buteco! Get bizarre with Videodrome and The Plaza Theatre as they present An Evening with Deadly Prey Gallery exhibit, featuring the Chicago-based art gallery dedicated to the hand-painted movie posters from Ghana, through June 23! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack 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, June 21

Catch SCADShow’s Legacy Series screening of William Wyler’s classic BEN-HUR (1959) at 7pm! The Gone With The Wine Marietta Museum proudly presents a GWTW 80th Anniversary Celebration with a grand reopening of the museum, through June 23! Folk rock it up with Todd Snider at the Variety Playhouse! The Grindhouse Players present their adaptation of 2003 thriller PHONE BOOTH at Pulp Atlanta, through June 22! 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, June 22

Get horror rocked at The Highlander with Swearwolf, Freakshow Sinema, and Blood Oaks! Rev on down to the Dixie Tavern for a night with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles! It’s your last chance to catch The Grindhouse Players’ adaptation of 2003 thriller PHONE BOOTH at Pulp Atlanta! The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre presents An Evening of Jazz with Gregory Porter and Ken Ford! Get monstrous and boogie down the fourth Saturday of every month with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his Coffin Classics: Spark: Goth/Industrial Dance Party at Amsterdam Atlanta! Catch a hilarious double feature at the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula with John Hughes’s PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (1987) and Carl Reiner’s THE JERK (1979) at 9pm! 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, June 23

Garage rock it up at The Earl during See My Friends, a Memorial for Jeff Walls, featuring The Woggles, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, Tiger! Tiger! and more! Skank on down to the Buckhead Theatre for a night with Reel Big Fish, Bowling for Soup and Nerf Herder! Celebrate 25 years of Robert Zemeckis FORREST GUMP (1994) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Boogie down with a Flashback Cinema screening of Emile Ardolino’s ‘80s classic DIRTY DANCING (1987) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Grindhouse Players present their adaptation of 2003 thriller PHONE BOOTH at Pulp Atlanta, through June 22! (LAST CHANCE!!)

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

Haunt on down to the Aurora Theatre for Ghost Tours through Sept. 28!

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, June 10 – 16, 2019

Posted on: Jun 10th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, June 10

Rev on down to Summit Racing in McDonough for a night with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles! Shimmy on down to Metropolitan Studios for Burlesque from the Inside with Kellita the Showgirl Shaman! Catch a screening of Luis Bunuel’s THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE (1972) at The Plaza Theater, running through June 13! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get 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, June 11

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets criminal in Little Italy with their new Classics Series screening of Martin Scorsese’s MEAN STREETS (1973) at 7pm! Celebrate all things Tim Burton at Battle & Brew’s Tim Burton Art Show – Opening Night! Get rocked with Ringworm and All Hell at 529! Get the blues with Bill Sheffield, Nate Nelson and Brandon Reeves at Blind Willies! Get intergalactic as shenanigans ensue at theatres across Atlanta with RIFFTRAX LIVE taking on Mark Steve Grove’s STAR RAIDERS (1983) [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); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! The Historic Oakland Cemetery honors those who have served with their Flashlight Tours: Veterans of Oakland! Celebrate Pride with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during Tease Tuesday Burlesque event at the Red Light Café! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Get the blues with Electric Blues Express at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! 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, June 12

WUSSY MAG gets futuristic at the The Plaza Theater with their monthly campy feature fantastico, with Luc Besson’s THE FIFTH ELEMENT (1997) at 7pm! Get really retro with Tchaikovsky and More in Piedmont Park! Get your Americana fix with Dylan LeBlanc and Erin Rae at The Earl! Or stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Blood on the Harp, Blue Water Highway and The Wheelhouse Rousters! The Highlander rocks out with Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Bluegrass it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Hey you guys! Why not catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Richard Donner’s ‘80s classic THE GOONIES (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)! Blues it up with Cody Matlock at Blind Willies! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with the Man in Black, Johnny Cash Now! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, June 13

Get bizarre with Videodrome and The Plaza Theatre as they present An Evening with Deadly Prey Gallery exhibit, featuring the Chicago-based art gallery dedicated to the hand-painted movie posters from Ghana, followed by a Q&A Brian Chankin (DPG founder) and a screening of Ratno Timoer’s THE DEVIL’S SWORD (1984) [exhibit through June 23]! Honkytonk it up with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club at the Clermont Lounge! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! Kristin & The Honeybadgers get down at Blind Willies! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, June 14

Get futuristic and catch a screening of John Carpenter’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981) at The Plaza Theater! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra pairs up with Michael Curtiz’ classic CASABLANCA (1942) at Atlanta Symphony Hall at 8pm! Get your sleazy blues-tinged rock fix with Gunpowder Gray at The Earl! Or get psyche-rocked with Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to the Mad Hatter Market Art & Music Festival, featuring live tunes, tasty treats and vintage vendors! The Grindhouse Players present their adaptation of 2003 thriller PHONE BOOTH at Pulp Atlanta, through June 22! Get down with George Hughley at Blind Willies! Swap Real Deal gets the blues 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, June 15

Blast-Off Burlesque takes you to the Chicken Ranch with their TABOOLALA event at The Plaza Theater, featuring pre-show lobby shenanigans and a screening of Colin HigginsBEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (1982) at 9:30pm! Surf rock it up at the Mule Camp Tavern with El Capitan & the Reluctant Sadists and ELZIG! Cross the pond and make your way to the Red Light Café as the BadAsh Allstar Team celebrates McCartney’s birthday with their Beatles Jam! Catch a bloody double feature at the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula with Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO (1960) and Mary Harron’s AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) at 9pm! Get rootsy with Delta Moon at Blind Willies! Funk it up with Kool & The Gang at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra pairs up with Michael Curtiz’ classic CASABLANCA (1942) at Atlanta Symphony Hall at 8pm! Come celebrate Juneteenth at the Historic Oakland Cemetery featuring tours, storytelling and more! Get down at the Variety Playhouse with Bone Thugs n Harmony! Get down with Johnny Scales at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, June 16

TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Phil Aldon Robinson’s FIELD OF DREAMS (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Get adventurous and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Steven Spielberg’s ‘80s classic RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) 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 rocked with Paul Gilbert at City Winery! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Grindhouse Players present their adaptation of 2003 thriller PHONE BOOTH at Pulp Atlanta, through June 22!

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

Haunt on down to the Aurora Theatre for Ghost Tours through Sept. 28!

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, June 4-9, 2019

Posted on: Jun 3rd, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Tuesday, June 4

Get rocked with rockabilly legend Tav Falco’s Panther Burns with Kool Kat Sen Artie Mondello and The Delusionaires at the Masquerade! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their new Classics Series with a screening of Terry Gilliam’s THE FISHER KING (1991) at 7pm! Garage rock it up with The Mystery Lights and Future Punx at 529! Prog rock it up with The Musical Box at Center Stage! The Lemonheads rock out at Terminal West with Tommy Stinson! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Get the blues with Electric Blues Express at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! 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, June 5

Swing noir it up with Bernadette Seacrest at Eddie’s Attic! The Highlander rocks out with Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Celebrate 40 metalrific years of Vicious Rumors at 529 with Negative Wall and Black Candle! Get bewitched with a screening of David YatesHARRY POTTER & THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE (2009) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Catch a screening of Steven Spielberg’s SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta)]! Skip school and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John HughesFERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (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)! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with the Man in Black, Johnny Cash Now! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, June 6

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement at Jon Waterhouse’s “Star Wars Adventures” Comic Book Release Party at 7pm! Get adventurous and take back your town as hilarity ensues with Cineprov and their screening of John MiliusRED DAWN (1984) at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! Garage rock it up with Japan’s The Let’s Go’s and Tiger! Tiger! at The Earl! Get intergalactic as shenanigans ensue at theatres across Atlanta with RIFFTRAX LIVE taking on Mark Steve Grove’s STAR RAIDERS (1983) [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); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! The Historic Oakland Cemetery honors those who have served with their Flashlight Tours: Veterans of Oakland! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack 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, June 7

Get wicked ‘n’ weird with local artist Dirk Hays during his Born Weird Art Show Opening at Diesel Filling Station at 7pm [check out our Shop Around Feature of Hays here]! The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre kicks off their Movies, Bands and Brew event with a performance by Jerome Newton & The Band Who Fell to Earth and a screening of Jim Henson’s LABYRINTH (1986), all starting at 7pm! Rev it up at Motorheads with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles! The Grindhouse Players present their adaptation of 2003 thriller PHONE BOOTH at Pulp Atlanta, through June 22! Departure pays tribute to Journey at the Dixie 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, June 8

Haunt on down to the Historic Oakland Cemetery for the 9th annual Tunes from the Tombs (12p – 8pm), featuring 4 retro-tastic stages of live music! The Platform Main Stage gets down with She Returns from War, The Artisanals, Kool Kat Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, and Futurebirds! Shakin’ on the Larken Underground  Stage will be the Distilled Butter Band, Mike Killeen, Kylie Odetta and The Harraway Brothers! The New Realm Beer Garden Acoustic Stage brings you Kylie Odetta, Caryn Lee Carter, She Returns from War and Mike Killeen! And you won’t want to miss what’s happening on the Bell Tower Buskers Stage featuring Octave, The Hills and The Holler, Serson Brannen and Nate Helfrich! Or get old-school with Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley and Garage71 during Vintage Fest at Timms Harley-Davidson celebrating the history of Harley Davidson, featuring Pin-Ups, old-school rides, vintage venders and live tunes with Atomic Boogie and V-8 Death Car! Or boogie down ‘80s-style with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his ‘80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party at Amsterdam Atlanta! Catch a bloody double feature at the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula with Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO (1960) and Mary Harron’s AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) at 9pm! Rev it up at Falcons Fury Harley Davidson with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles! 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, June 9

Get down with Steve Earl & the Dukes at the Buckhead Theatre! Make your way to My Parents’ Basement for the final bazaar of the season, their June Bizarre Bazaar featuring local vendors, artists and more! Hey you guys! Why not catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Richard Donner’s ‘80s classic THE GOONIES (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)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Grindhouse Players present their adaptation of 2003 thriller PHONE BOOTH at Pulp Atlanta, through June 22!

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

Haunt on down to the Aurora Theatre for Ghost Tours through Sept. 28!

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, May 27-June 2, 2019

Posted on: May 27th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, May 27

Geek it up at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Terry Zwigogg’s GHOST WORLD (2001) at 7pm! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018) and Pamela B. Green’s BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE (2018) through May 30! Get folksy and spend the night with David Hyde, Zach Haines and Jon Oswold at City Winery! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! 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, May 28

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema glams it up as they kick off their new Classics Series with a screening of Blake EdwardsBREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961) at 7pm! Get your Americana fix at Eddie’s Attic with Kristina Murray and Riley Downing! Get the blues with Harlem River Noise at the Red Light Café! Spend the night with David Gray at The Roxy! 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, May 29

Rock out at The Star Bar’s Sabbathian Wednesday featuring a psychedelic sludge of a line-up with HOT RAM, Space Coke, and Bog Monkey! Reggae it up at the Masquerade with Dread Mar I! Spend the night with Ryan Sheffield & The Highhills at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get bewitched with a screening of David YatesHARRY POTTER & THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (2007) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Randal Kleiser’s GREASE (1978) 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 Mrs. Smith at Eddie’s Attic! 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, May 30

Get intergalactic with the Paper Heart Collective and make your way to their A Very Outer Space Dance Party, featuring art, live music with They Act Human, vintage vendors, tasty treats and more! Roots rock it up with JD & The Straight Shot at City Winery! Get Dilly Dally’d at The Earl! Blues it up with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and The Cerny Brothers at Eddie’s Attic! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get old-timey with The Waymores at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Nick of Yacht Rock Revue and Tim bring you the Beatles at Venkman’s! Country rock it up with Mark Mulch and Liv Noelle at the Red Light Café! Get funky with Tragic City and Misnomer at Smith’s Olde Bar! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack 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, May 31

Have a fantastical time at the Center for Puppetry Arts during their Jim Henson Film Weekend featuring myth, magic, tours and more, through June 2! Catch a screening of Henson’s THE DARK CRYSTAL (1982) at 1pm, and LABYRINTH (1986) at 7:30pm! Get filled with tasty food and tunes at the two-day Candler Park Music & Food Fest, featuring Friday night tunes by Priscilla Block, Funk You, Stephen Marley, Greensky Bluegrass and more! Supernatural avengers kill it at The Plaza Theatre’s 25th Anniversary screening of Alex ProyasTHE CROW (1994), through June 3! Get rocked at The Star Bar during Bad Spell’s record release party, with Paint Fumes, The Woolly Bushmen, J & Jumpmen and DJ Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah! Roar on down to the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center for History on the Rocks, featuring a ‘20s cocktail party, dance lessons and more! Get some soul with Vivian Green at City Winery! Blues it up with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and The Cerny Brothers at Eddie’s Attic! Get rocked at the Masquerade with New Found Glory! Get your Americana fix with Amelia White and Kevin Gordon at the Red Clay Theatre! Prog rock it up with Coheed & Cambria, Mastadon and Every Time I Die at The Roxy! Get retro rocked with The Last Chance Riders and the JP Blues Band at Smith’s Olde Bar! Funk it up with Trey Anastasio at the Tabernacle! It’s your last chance to get merry at the Georgia Renaissance Festival! Haunt on down to the Aurora Theatre for Ghost Tours through Sept. 28! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with R&B Revue! Make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Rib Shack Lady! 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, June 1

Get freaky and make your way to the Alpharetta Branch Library for Step Right Up! A History of the Circus Side-Show and Mini Museum at 4pm! Get fuzz-rocked during 529’s FUZZSTOCK II featuring Abby Gogo, The Buzzards of Fuzz, DethPlain, Sash the Bash, PINKY DOODLE POODLE and BAST! Bluegrass it up with High Lonesome at the Red Light Café! Catch a menacing double feature at the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula with the Coen BrothersNO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2007) and Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) at 9pm! Lobsters of Rock pay tribute to the B-52s at Venkman’s! Or catch Back N Black paying tribute to AC/DC at the Dixie Tavern! Boogie down to The Basement for Heyday – Power Ballads ‘80s Dance Party! Get your Flamenco fix with Rodrigo y Gabriella at the Fox Theatre! Make your way to the Virginia Highland Summer Fest 2019 featuring art, tasty food and live music with The Dround Hounds, The Twotakes, DAYSHAWNX, Sam Burchfield, Andy Suzuki & The Method and Red Wanting Blue, through June 2! The Center for Puppetry Arts continues their Jim Henson Film Weekend with a screening of LABYRINTH (1986) at 3:30pm and more! Boogie on down for Day 2 of the Candler Park Music & Food Fest featuring Larkin Poe, Webster Band Atlanta, Aqueous, Trampled by Turtles, Dr. Dog, Dispatch and more! Rock on down to 97 Estoria for Estoriafest featuring Dinos Boys, The Hump Daze Crew a Drag Revue, Shantih Shantih, DARTH, Challenger Deep, The Queendom, Krystal V and more! Get magical with MarksterCon‘s Unicorn Pub Crawl in Virginia Highlands! 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, June 2

Get rocked with the one and only Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre! Celebrate 32 years the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club with some killer tunes and more, featuring Amy Alice Wilson, The Tito’s, Heather Luttrell, the Boohoo Ramblers, JesusHoney, Blackfox and more! Catch a screening of Steven Spielberg’s SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta)]! Make your way to Day 2 of Virginia Highland Summer Fest 2019 featuring art, tasty food and live music with Blood on the Harp, Sailing to Denver, Whiskey Wolves of the West and Free Fallin! Spend the night with The Rad Trads at Park Tavern! It’s your last chance to catch the Center for Puppetry Arts’s Jim Henson Film Weekend with a screening of LABYRINTH (1986) at 2pm and more! Skip school and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John HughesFERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (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)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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

Get merry as the Georgia Renaissance Festival kicks off its 34th year, jousting it up every weekend through June 2! (LAST CHANCE!)

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

Haunt on down to the Aurora Theatre for Ghost Tours through Sept. 28!

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, May 20-26, 2019

Posted on: May 19th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

So many swell shenanigans taking place in ATLRetro This Week! Come see what we’ve found for you!

Monday, May 20

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Get down with Nick Waterhouse at Terminal West! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018) through May 23! GKIDS Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2019’s 35th Anniversary screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]! Catch retro-inspired Swedish singer Leon at the Buckhead Theatre! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Thrash on down to Hell at the Masquerade for a night with Sacred Reich, Sworn Enemy and Anger Within! 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, May 21

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema delivers a special early screening of Pamela B. Green’s BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE (2018) followed by a Q&A with the director, at 7:30pm! Slippery When Wet pays tribute to Bon Jovi at City Winery! Spend the night with Matthew Logan Vasquez at Eddie’s Attic! Get industrial with Nitzer Ebb at Terminal West! Or spend the night with Art Alexakis (Everclear) at the Variety Playhouse! TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Herbert RossSTEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! GKIDS Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2019’s 35th Anniversary screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]! 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, May 22

Get rocked at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema with a screening of Tom JonesASBURY PARK: RIOT, REDEMPTION, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (2019) at 7pm! Spend the night with Kenny Howe & The Wow and John McNicholas (The Sunset District) at The Star Bar! Tacocat dishes out a night of Go-Gos meets the Monkees, with Sammi Lanzetta and Winter at The Drunken Unicorn! Blues it up with The Rainbow Girls at Eddie’s Attic! Get bewitched with a screening of Mike Newell’s HARRY POTTER & THE GOBLET OF FIRE (2005) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Rob Reiner’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Herbert RossSTEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! 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, May 23

Get rocked, revved and honky tonked with a weekend chock full of the hillbilly persuasion, murder ballads and more with Bubbapalooza 2019 killing it with four full days of rockin’ tunes, BBQ, raffles and fun at The Star Bar, and head on downstairs to the Little Vinyl Lounge for Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Rock on down and kick off the weekend with Genki Genki Panic, Chrome Castle, Coach N’ Commando, and Roadkill Debutante! Beer & Lounge at the Clermont Lounge with Meagan Jean & The KFB, Nikki & The Phantom Callers and Mathis Hunter! Make your way to Venkman’s for Ladies of the ‘80s/’90s with Alyssa and Pete Olson (Yacht Rock Revue)! Cow-punk it up with Alejandro Escovedo, Front Country and Sydney Morse at Eddie’s Attic! Get your Americana fix with Threadbare Skivvies at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack 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, May 24

Day 2 of Bubbapalooza 2019 at The Star Bar raises a ruckus with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, Rev James Leg, El Capitan & The Reluctant Sadists, The Tomb Tones, with a special Tiki Lounge featuring DJ Dusty Booze & Miss Candice with Cap’n Actin Jackson! You Oughta Know pays tribute to ‘90s chick rock at the Dixie Tavern! Jill Rock Jones pays tribute to Aretha Franklin with Rock Steady at Venkman’s! Geek it up at The Plaza Theater as they screen Terry Zwigogg’s GHOST WORLD (2001), through May 27! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens Pamela B. Green’s BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE (2018), through May 25! Or skip school and catch a screening of John HughesFERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Get experimental with Zen Mother at 529! Departure pays tribute to Journey and Head Games pay tribute to Foreigner at the Buckhead Theatre! Or catch Who’s Bad paying tribute to Michael Jackson at City Winery! Bluegrass it up with Trout Steak Revival at the Crimson Moon Café! Get rocked with Reconciler, Kool Kats Shehehe, and New Junk City at The Earl! Spend the night with Chinua Hawk at Eddie’s Attic! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Big C! Make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! 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, May 25

The Star Bar and Bubbapalooza 2019 get jangled ‘n’ sleazy with Day 3’s rockin’ lineup with Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley, Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello with The Delusionaires, Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club, Al Shelton, Bully, The Wildtones, Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer & The Compartmentalizationalists, JJ & The Hustlers, the Outlaw Women Band, Tipsy & The Tri-Tones and a special Tiki Lounge with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, Malone Ranger and more! Get zombified at The Senoia Dead Bash delivering its 2nd Annual Charity Bash at The Esco Feed Mill for two killer days, through Sunday May 26, supporting two charities, Healing 4 Heroes, and Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation! Enjoy THE WALKING DEAD celebrities, on stage interviews, horse and dog stunt performances, street vendors, live tunes, celebrity auctions and more! Get monstrous during the Official JOE STRYKER Movie Wrap Party at Sweetwater Bar & Grill with Kool Kats the Casket Creatures, ELZIG and DDC! Get rootsy with Bonnie Blue at City Winery! Emma Ruth Rundle folks it up at The Earl! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Rodeo Twister and Ashley Walls! Rumours pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac at the Variety Playhouse! Americana it up with Blackfoot Daisy at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Jazz it up at Piedmont Park during the Atlanta Jazz Festival featuring a killer line-up! The Marietta Pops Orchestra pays tribute to Henry Mancini, John Williams and George Cohen during their Spring Concert at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Get down with The Vipers at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the blues with Debbie Bond 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, May 26

Bubbapalooza 2019 brings you Michael Tolcher, Blackfox, The Hills & The Holler, Michael C. Smith, Kahle Davis & The Nightwatchmen and more at The Star Bar! Get funky with Morris Day & The Time and Queen of Percussion, Sheila E at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre! Get your Styx fix at Chastain Park! Or get roots-rockin’ with Nils Lofgren at City Winery! Dead Meadow dishes out a night of psychedelic rock at The Earl! Folk it up with The Bittersweets at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to the Variety Playhouse for a night with David Crosby & The Sky Trails Band! Pop rock it up with John Waite at The Vista Room! Jazz it up at Piedmont Park during Day 2 of the Atlanta Jazz Festival! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Randal Kleiser’s GREASE (1978) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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

Get merry as the Georgia Renaissance Festival kicks off its 34th year, jousting it up every weekend through June 2!

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

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, May 13-19, 2019

Posted on: May 12th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Shake a tail feather in ATLRetro This Week and come see all the killer trouble we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, May 13

UK heavy metal legends Cloven Hoof rock out at 529 with Tombstone and Black Candle! Spend the night with Brian McKnight at City Winery! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018) through May 17! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, 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 side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, May 14

SCADShow celebrates the life and work of acclaimed director John Singleton at 6pm, followed by a screening of his BOYZ N THE HOOD (1991)! Ahoy, matey! Get your fantasy fix with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Syrens of the Seven Seas at the Red Light Café! Celebrate 80 years of Batman with a screening of Joel Schumacher’s BATMAN & ROBIN (1997) at theatres across Atlanta [Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]! Spend another night with Brian McKnight at City Winery! Get rocked at the Masquerade with Sum 41 and Assuming We Survive! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Evan Stepp & The Piners, William Matheny, Pony League and Tyler Scruggs! 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, May 15

Hula on down to The SOS Tiki Bar and celebrate the release of Shannon Mustipher’s new book, TIKI: MODERN TROPICAL COCTAILS, at 7pm! Dream pop it up with the Chromatics, Desire, and In Mirrors at the Variety Playhouse! Folk rock it up with Garrison Starr and LOLO at Eddie’s Attic! Get bewitched with a screening of Alfonso Cuaron’s HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Black metal it up with Profanatica at 529! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Robert Wise’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with 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, May 16

Get monsterific and improvisational as Genre-ly Speaking (with Kool Kat Madeline Brumby) brings to life Mel WellesLADY FRANKENSTEIN (1971) at The Plaza Theater at 7:15pm! Follow the monsters up with a bizarre and noodly PlazaDrome screening of Juzo Itami’s TAMPOPO (1985) at 9:30pm! Or make your way to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their 2019 Xperimental Puppetry Theatre event! Get some soul with Tony Terry at City Winery! Rock out with Radio Cult, Up From Here, Another Year Unknown and Landt at Smith’s Olde Bar! The Variety Playhouse rocks out with the Michael Schenker Fest! Get ‘90s rocked at Venkman’s with These Crowded Streets! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack 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, May 17

Hop into a bigger boat and make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall for Steven Spielberg’s JAWS (1975) in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at 8pm! Get artsy with Kool Kat Chris Hamer (UrbnPop) as he hosts the Burd Brain Art Show at Allied Ink Tattoo! New Wave it up with The Producers at City Winery! Catch SCADShow’s Legacy Series screening of John Ford’s THE SEARCHERS (1956) at 7pm! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at Wild Wing Café in Cumming! Clashinista pays tribute to The Smith’s and relives Morrissey’s “Viva Hate” at The Earl! Get cabaret rocked with Amanda Palmer at the Cobb Energy Centre! Thrash out with Goatwhore, Cloak and Withered at The Drunken Unicorn! John Paul White gets folksy at Terminal West! Or folk it up with The Brother Brothers and Brian Revels at Vinyl! Bogey & The Viceroy dish out a night of swanky soul at The Vista Room! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Heather Luttrell! Make your way to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their 2019 Xperimental Puppetry Theatre event! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with The Rockaholics! Get funky with Zydefunk 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, May 18

Glam rock it up at The Star Bar with The Unsatisfied, Night Terrors, Zodiac Panthers and ELZIG! Or get rocked with Filthy Friends and Dressy Bessy at The Earl! Folk it up with Lady Lamb at Aisle 5! Get jazzy with Joe Robinson at the Crimson Moon Café! Spend the night with The Bitteroots at Eddie’s Attic! Jerome Newton & The Band Who Fell to Earth pay tribute to David Bowie, with Roxy Rex at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get down with John Sommerville at Suite Food Lounge! Get glitzy at The Commerce Club during the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony’s 30th anniversary celebration, A Night in Hollywood! Hop into a bigger boat and make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall for night two of Steven Spielberg’s JAWS (1975) in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at 8pm! New Wave it up with The Producers at City Winery! Make your way to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their 2019 Xperimental Puppetry Theatre event! Get poppy with the UK’s BBMak at the Loft! Mariachi it up with Christian Nodal at The Roxy! Get down with the Juke Joint Dukes at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the blues with Fishmouth Fools 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, May 19

Get your silent film fix with The Plaza Theater’s special screening of King Vidor’s 1925 classic, THE BIG PARADE (1925), with organ accompaniment by Kool Kat Ron Carter at 5pm! Eric “Rickie” McKinnie (Blind Boys of Alabama) takes you to  church at Eddie’s Attic! Get your ‘70s rock fix with Bigfoot and Bitch at The Highlander! TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Herbert RossSTEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Funk it up with Con Funk Shun, Bar-Kays and Brick at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre! Spend the night with Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band with Penny & Sparrow at the Variety Playhouse! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Carly Gibson! Make your way to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their 2019 Xperimental Puppetry Theatre event! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Rob Reiner’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Out Front Theatre Company presents THE SECRETARIES through May 18! (LAST CHANCE!)

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

Get merry as the Georgia Renaissance Festival kicks off its 34th year, jousting it up every weekend through June 2!

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

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, May 6-12, 2019

Posted on: May 5th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

No idea how and where to shake a tail feather in Atlanta? Well, don’t fret kiddies and check out all the shakin’ shindigs we’ve dug up for you This Week!

Monday, May 6

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a special screening of John McDermott’s documentary, JIMI HENDRIX: ELECTRIC CHURCH (2015) covering Hendrix’ performance at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival at 7pm! And you won’t want to miss their screenings of Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018), and Ryan White’s ASK DR. RUTH (2019), both screening through May 9! Celebrate 80 years of Batman with a screening of Tim Burton’s BATMAN RETURNS (1992) at theatres across Atlanta [Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]! Get prog rocked with Meshuggah at the Buckhead Theatre! Garage rock it up with the Night Beats at 529! Spend the night with Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions) at City Winery! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get doomed with WUSSY MAG’s screening of Gregg Araki’s THE DOOM GENERATION (1995) at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! 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, May 7

Get rocked at The Earl with Murphy’s Law, Antagonizers ATL and Five O’Clock Devil! Spend the night with Mariza at City Winery! Or rock out with MammaBear at Smith’s Olde Bar! Spark your wild imagination as Tipple & Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary serves tea to celebrate the Atlanta Botanical Gardens’ installation of Imaginary Worlds: Alice in Wonderland at 6pm! 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, May 8

WUSSY MAG returns to The Plaza Theater with their monthly campy feature fantastico, with Michael Patrick Jann’s dark comedy DROP DEAD GORGEOUS (1999) at 7pm! Jazz it up with Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at City Winery! Get the back porch swamp blues with Adia Victoria at The Earl! Folk it up with Dead Horses and Benjamin Jaffe at Eddie’s Attic! Get some soul with Eli “Paperboy” Reed and GA-20 at Vinyl! TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 50th Anniversary screening of Henry Hathaway’s TRUE GRIT (1969) at theatres across Atlanta at 12pm/7pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); 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)]! Get bewitched with a screening of Chris ColumbusHARRY POTTER & THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (2002) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Get rocked with Judas Priest at the Fox Theatre! Sleaze it up and rock out at the Masquerade with Nashville Pussy, Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters, Guitar Wolf and The Turbo A.C.’s! Jam out with Circles Around the Sun at Terminal West! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Terry Gilliam’s MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL (1975) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with 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, May 9

Paris on Ponce delivers one helluva swingin’ shindig with Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys with Kool Kat Caroline & The Ramblers! Kool Kat Andy Ditzler and Film Love Atlanta concludes its 2019 High Museum retrospective with one of their most popular programs, a tribute to the legendary Atlanta cable TV treasure: The American Music Show at 7pm! Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club are back in the saddle with their Highfalutin’ Honky Tonk Show & Dance at the Clermont Lounge! Or retro rock out at The Star Bar with Rye Baby, Bonemeal Baker, Atomic Boogie and Warsaw Clinic! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26! Get rocked with Black Stone Cherry, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and The Josephines at Center Stage! Jazz it up with Carol Albert at City Winery! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night of bluegrass with Town Mountain and Hunter Blalock! Get down to the Red Clay Theatre for Matthew Kaminski’s Gypsy Jazz Fellowship! Spend the night with The Whigs’ Parker Gispert at Smith’s Olde Bar! Americana it up at the Variety Playhouse with Railroad Earth! Jazz it up with Raul Midon at Suite Food Lounge! Meet some new ghastly friends as the Historic Oakland Cemetery takes you on a spooky tour during their Illumine event, through May 12! Spark your wild imagination as Tipple & Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary serves tea to celebrate the Atlanta Botanical Gardens’ installation of Imaginary Worlds: Alice in Wonderland at 6pm! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack 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, May 10

Get horrorfied with an OBSCURO: Mexican Horror Films screening of Carlos Enrique Taboada’s EVEN THE WIND IS AFRAID (HASTA EL VIENTO TIENE MIDEO) (1968) at Pulp Atlanta at 9pm! The Star Bar rocks out with Timmy James & The Blue Flames, the Black Cat Adventure Squad, Axis of Empires and Play Center! The Breakfast Club pays tribute to the ‘80s and gets down at Dixie Tavern in Marietta! Get folksy with Mothers at The Bakery! Or get old-timey with Lazybirds at City Winery! Spend the night with Shawn Mullins at the Crimson Moon Café! Folk it up with Sean McConnell at The Loft! Folk rock it up with Bear’s Den and Vera Sola at the Variety Playhouse! Folk it up with Cicada Rhythm, The Sweet Lillies and Sicard Hollow at Smith’s Olde Bar! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack proudly presents Harvey Brindell & The Tableknockers! Stoney Brooks gets the blues 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, May 11

The Star Bar delivers a hootenanny and a half with The Billygoats, Heather Luttrell and The Wheelknockers! Rev on down to Falcons Fury Harley-Davidson in Conyers for a rockabilly reckoning with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles! Or stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for Michelle Malone’s Birthday Blues ‘n’ BBQ Bash with Steven Conn! HellVegas it up with ELZIG and Los Meesfits at the Dixie Tavern in Marietta! The Georgia Players Guild presents the music of Chicago and The Beach Boys at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Spend the night with Bryan Adams at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! Birds of Chicago get folksy at Center Stage! Get rocked with Blac Rabbit, The Head and Mansell at The Drunken Unicorn! Get retro rocked with The Way Back Band at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Or get some soul with Johnnyswim at The Roxy! Make your way to the Tabernacle for Rocktopia: A Classical Revolution! Gypsy Jazz it up with City of the Sun at Vinyl! 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, May 12

Get your silent film fix with The Plaza Theater’s special screening of King Vidor’s 1925 classic, THE BIG PARADE, with organ accompaniment by Kool Kat Ron Carter at 5pm! And why not stick around for a Mother’s Day screening of Albert and David Maysles’ classic documentary, GREY GARDENS (1976) at 8pm! Celebrate 80 years of Batman with a screening of Joel Schumacher’s BATMAN FOREVER (1995) at theatres across Atlanta [Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]! Kool Kat Amy Pike and the Bonaventure Quartet Gypsy Jazz it up at the Berkeley Lake Chapel! Or jazz it up with Ken Ford at City Winery! Spend the night with Shawn Mullins at the Crimson Moon Café! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Sugarcane Jane! Get rocked with Band X at Johnny’s Hideaway! Go to Hell and catch Kool Kats The Casket Creatures at the Masquerade! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Robert Wise’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) 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

Out Front Theatre Company presents THE SECRETARIES through May 18!

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

Get merry as the Georgia Renaissance Festival kicks off its 34th year, jousting it up every weekend through June 2!

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

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, April 29-May 5, 2019

Posted on: Apr 28th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get hep to the jive and check out all the swell shenanigans we’ve dug up for you This Week!

Monday, April 29

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets cozy with Aretha Franklin as they screen Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018) through May 2! Get psychedelic with Acid Mother’s Temple at The Earl! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, 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, April 30

Get folk rocked with Joe Purdy and Smokey & The Mirror at Eddie’s Attic! International Jazz Day at the Red Light Café features Myrna Clayton & Friends! Catch The Atlanta Opera’s presentation of Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA at the Cobb Energy Centre! Spend the night with the Indigo Girls at the Variety Playhouse! Get the blues with Matt Pendrick at Blind Willies! 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, May 1

Get your Americana fix with The Yawpers at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get bewitched with a screening of Chris ColumbusHARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE (2001) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! TheAtlanta Jewish Film Festival presents a screening of Ryan White’s ASK DR. RUTH (2019), the incredible life story of famed sex therapist and Holocaust survivor, Dr. Ruth at the UA Tara Theatre at 7:50pm, followed by a Q&A with Dr. Ruth’s daughter Miriam Westheimer! Folk it up with Willie Watson at Eddie’s Attic! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Rob Reiner’s WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Blind Willies dishes out a night with The Cazanovas! 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, May 2

Cineprov haunts it up as they riff Ulli Lommel’s THE BOOGEYMAN (1980) at The Plaza Theater at 7:30pm! Get old-school folksy/country with The Brookses and Collins Drive at the Red Light Café! Stomp on down to The Star Bar for a night with the Chris Massey Band, Kool Kat Dave Weil and Blacktop (formerly Blacktop Rockets) and Truckstop Confidential! Gangstagrass dishes out a night of hip hoppin’ bluegrass at City Winery! Jazz it up with the Yellowjackets at Suite Food Lounge! Out Front Theatre Company presents THE SECRETARIES through May 18! 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 Willies! 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, May 3

Day one of the 3-day 2019 Shaky Knees Festival has arrived at Centennial Olympic Park, chock full of retro-inspired tunes! Rock on down and catch Tears for Fears, Beck, Tash Sultana, Liz Phair, Sharon Van Etton, Black Lips, Curtis Harding, Face to Face, Low Cut Connie and more! Why not stay together and get some soul with Al Green at the Fox Theatre! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre presents the Movie Palace Radio Hour: The Adventures of the Lone Ranger and The Shadow! Get the psycho-country blues at The Star Bar with RUST, Rare Birds and Blackfox! Folk it up with Peter Mulvey at Eddie’s Attic! Get rocked with Garbage at the Tabernacle! Jump in your T.A.R.D.I.S. and make your way to WHOLANTA 2019, Atlanta’s premiere Doctor Who & British Media Convention, time traveling through May 5! Yacht Rock Revue gets down with PURPLE RAIN and Prince tunes at The Roxy! The Queerly Beloved Revue presents Candida’s Born this Way Birthday Bash at the Red Light Café! The Vipers get the blues at the Northside Tavern! Get down with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willies! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, May 4

Hey all you miscreants! Get mischievous and rock out at May Ham Fest 2019, featuring vendors including Dirk Hays (see our Shop Around feature here), 2the 9’s Retro and Jezebel Blue [see our Shop Around feature here] and more; a pig roast; live music and more in Avondale Estates! You won’t want to miss a hellacious musical lineup with Graveyard Gospel, Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters, Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and The Russian Roulette Band, Al Shelton, Van Heineken, Kool Kat Adam McIntyre and The Pinx, Dex Romweber, The Tremolords, The Tomb Tones, Codeine Haze, Hot Ram and more! Stick around for a late night feature screening of Mel Brooks’ knee slapper, SPACEBALLS (1987)! Day two of the Shaky Knees Festival brings you Gary Clark, Jr., The Struts, The Dandy Warhols, Mipso and more! Free Comic Book Day invades Atlanta! Come see what Challenges Games & Comics (North Dekalb Mall) has in store! Or check out Criminal Records and what they have in store with live tunes with HYPERSPACE and more! Celebrate 80 years of Batman with a 30th Anniversary screening of Tim Burton’s BATMAN (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)] ! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre presents the Movie Palace Radio Hour: The Adventures of the Lone Ranger and The Shadow! Jam it up at the Red Light Café with gr8FLdude & frenz! Get rocked with Deerhunter at The Earl! Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers gets down at Eddie’s Attic!  Get funky New Orleans-style with the Wasted Potential Brass Band at the Northside Tavern! The Lucky Losers get the blues at Blind Willies! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, May 5

Catch Day 3 of the Shaky Knees Festival featuring Deerhunter, Rayland Baxter and more! Croon it up at Atlanta Symphony Hall for a night with Tom Jones! TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 50th Anniversary screening of Henry Hathaway’s TRUE GRIT (1969) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); 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)]! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre presents the Movie Palace Radio Hour: The Adventures of the Lone Ranger and The Shadow! Rock out with Captain Beyond and the Reverends at The Earl! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Terry Gilliam’s MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL (1975) 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

Out Front Theatre Company
presents THE SECRETARIES through May 18!

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

Get merry as the Georgia Renaissance Festival kicks off its 34th year, jousting it up every weekend through June 2!

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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