This Week in ATLRetro, Jan. 7-13, 2019

Posted on: Jan 6th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, January 7

Spend the night with Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven at City Winery! Get folksy at the Red Light Café with Fairshake, Bergenline, Rowdy Leaf and Roseville! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a night with Larry Griffith!

Tuesday, January 8

Shimmy it up with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during Tease Tuesday Burlesque: 5th Anniversary Show at the Red Light Café! Boogie down to City Winery for a night with Le Chic paying tribute to Nile Rodgers! Folk it up at Eddie’s Attic with james of mosaics and Book Club! 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 Little 5 Points Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Spend the night with Ira Malkin & The Vipers at Blind Willies! Get down with J.T. Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, January 9

Catch a “No Resolutions” double feature of William Friedkin’s THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) and The Coen BrothersNO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2007) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Or sci-fi thrill it up with a Flashback Cinema screening of James Cameron’s ALIENS (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)]! Or make your way to Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) screening of Michael CurtizMILDRED PIERCE (1945) at 7:15pm! Rock out with Richard Lloyd (Television) at City Winery! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! It’s a night of Honky-Tonk Karaoke with Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley at The Star Bar! 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! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! Boogie down with Art Holliday at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Blind Willies dishes out a rockin’ night with Cody Matlock! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, January 10

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday with an ALL BERNSTEIN event featuring an extravaganza of tunes from WEST SIDE STORY and more at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Stomp on down to the Clermont Lounge for the Ghost Riders Car Club’s (Kool Kat Spike Fullerton)! Psyche rock it up with Yawning Man, The Buzzards of Fuzz and Fantomen at 529! Jazz it up with Trina Broussard at City Winery! Get down with The Haraway Brothers (Will and Lee of The Sundogs) and Chris Stalcup at Eddie’s Attic! Get the rockin’ blues with Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues and Roger “Hurricane” Wilson & The Hurricane Homeboys at Madlife Stage & Studios! Rock out with Nobody’s Darlings and Sloane at The Star Bar! Space Jesus invades Terminal West! Groove on down to Venkman’s for a night with Yacht Rock Revue (Led Zeppelin vs. The Who)! The Aurora Theatre presents A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, through Feb. 10! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes and some killer island 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 featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, January 11

Cow punk it up with Alejandro Escovedo & Don Antonio at City Winery! Or rock out with Eric Gales at Terminal West! The Earl kicks off their 20th Anniversary rockin’ shindig with CARBONAS, Predator, Ryan Dinosaur and Wash! Doo-wop it up in Bremen for a night with The Drifters at Mill Town Music Hall! Get folksy with Seth Glier at the Red Clay Theatre! Sweet Melissa & The Ramblin’ Men pay tribute to the Allman Brothers at the Red Light Café with Back to Memphis paying tribute to The Band! Space Jesus invades the Variety Playhouse! Groove on down to Venkman’s for a night with Yacht Rock Revue (Led Zeppelin vs. The Who)! Groove on down to Aisle 5 for a night with Voodoo Visionary and Travers Brothership! Get the rockin’ blues with The Cazanovas at the Northside Tavern! Or blues it up with John Nemeth at Blind Willies! The Rockaholics get down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, January 12

Honky-tonk it up with Slim Chance & The Convicts at Kavarna! A night of hilarity ensues as Steve Martin and Martin Short invade the Fox Theatre! Get rocked at The Star Bar with Five Eight, The Ladies of…, and Darling Machine! Jazz it up at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre with Toni Byrd and Her Big Band’s Tribute to Natalie Cole! Power funk it up with Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Tastebud at Smith’s Olde Bar! Catch a screening of Joe Johnston’s HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS (1989) at the Center for Puppetry Arts at 1pm! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday with an ALL BERNSTEIN event featuring an extravaganza of tunes from WEST SIDE STORY and more at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get your Americana fix with Alex Guthrie at the Crimson Moon Café! Geek it up with Bit Brigade and Thorax at The Earl! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for The Chip McGuire Band and The Ain’t Sisters! Folk rock it up with Fruition at Terminal West! Rock out with The Muckers at Tin Roof Cantina! Jazz it up with Matt Wauchope and Terrence Prather at Venkman’s! The Northside Tavern gets down with Frankie’s Blues Mission and the Rockaholics! Boogie down with The Juke Joint Dukes at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! Roots rock it up with Delta Moon 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, January 13

Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Victor Fleming’s GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)]! Rock out with Ozello, thelightsequence, Mahalo and the Soda Jerks at Smith’s Olde Bar! The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa presents SWAN LAKE at the Fox Theatre! The Real Deal Blues Band gets down at Blind Willies! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner! Or blues it up with Fat Back Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

The Aurora Theatre presents A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, through Feb. 10!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, Dec. 31-Jan. 6, 2019

Posted on: Dec 30th, 2018 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Resolve to shake a tail feather in ATLRetro This Week. Come see all the killer ways to kick off the new year we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, December 31

It’s New Year’s Eve, folks! Out with the old and in with the new! Although, we here at ATLRetro prefer the old, so we’ve put together a swell Throwback to the 20th Century New Year’s Eve Guide, that will lead the way as you boogie on down to your final destination in 2018! We wish you a very vintage and rockin’ Happy New Year! Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm! Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, January 1

Light up New Year’s Day with the Illuminate Chinese Lantern Festival! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Little 5 Points 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, January 2

Catch a “No Resolutions” double feature of David Lynch’s MULHOLLAND DR. (2001) and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s BIRDMAN (2014) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of John McTiernan’s DIE HARD (1988)! Or make your way to Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) screening of Frank Darabont’s THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994) at 7:15pm! Get folksy with Angie Aparo at Eddie’s Attic! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! It’s a night of Honky-Tonk Karaoke with Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley at The Star Bar! 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! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, January 3

Cineprov hilariously heads into the maddening underworld at The Plaza Theater as they riff Mario Bava’s HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD (1961) at 7pm! The “Queen of Indie Soul” Conya Doss gets down at City Winery! Folk rock it up with the Indigo Girls at Terminal West! The Fox Theatre presents the 10th Anniversary Tour of ROCK OF AGES! Get revived post-punk style with Landt, Sleep the Owls, Ballistic Rhino and Spurge at The Star Bar! Americana it up with Amanda Platt & The Honeycutters at Eddie’s Attic! Get funky with Underground Springhouse, Sunshine Slowdown and Nick Walter Will at Smith’s Olde Bar! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes and some killer island 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 featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, January 4

Get intergalactic and catch a screening of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) with a live accompaniment by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Atlanta Symphony Hall at 8pm! Get down with Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke) at the Buckhead Theatre! The Stranger celebrates the music of Billy Joel at City Winery! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Make your way to Venkman’s for Jill Rock Jones paying tribute to Grace Jones and Mermaid Motor Lounge Acoustic Trio! The Fox Theatre presents the 10th Anniversary Tour of ROCK OF AGES! Captain Trips & The Sunstroke Serendaders bring you the tunes of the Grateful Dead at The Vista Room! Abbey Road LIVE! celebrates 50 years of the WHITE ALBUM at the Variety Playhouse! Get your Americana fix with Mark Miller and Mike Kinnebrew at Eddie’s Attic! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for a Bucket List Burlesque Show and PJ/Blanket Fort Party!  Get down with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah 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, January 5

Get hellacious at The Highlander and rock out with Freakshow Sinema, Eliminate Earth and The McRyatts! Glam it up at Amsterdam Atlanta during Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s BOWIE/GLAM Music Video Dance Party! Get rootsy with Cody Marlowe at Eddie’s Attic! Get your Rolling Stones fix with Street Fighting Band (Kool Kat Rich Desantis) at the Red Clay Theatre! Folk it up with The Skipperdees, After Jack and The Good Graces at the Red Light Café! Tribute celebrates the Allman Brothers at the Variety Playhouse! Rock out at Venkman’s with Members Only Band and Lightnin’ Ray! Get intergalactic for a second night and catch a screening of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) with a live accompaniment by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Atlanta Symphony Hall at 8pm! Make your way to the grand opening of Rainy Day Revival Oddities and catch Kool Kat Chris Hamer’s Full Frontal Obscurity art show! Get your Americana fix with Mark Miller and Mike Kinnebrew at Eddie’s Attic! The Northside Tavern gets down with Ike Stubblefield and Bill Sheffield!  St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, January 6

Spend the night with Erin Thomas & Clay Evans at Eddie’s Attic, with The New Blue of Yale! Get down at the Crimson Moon Café with Boomers Gone Wild! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

Ongoing

Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday through Dec. 31! (LAST CHANCE!)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, December 24-30, 2018

Posted on: Dec 23rd, 2018 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, December 24

It’s your last chance to get down to the Fox Theatre’s special holiday treat, THE NUTCRACKER! Or catch the Alliance Theatre’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Cobb Energy Centre! Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm! Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega! Make your way to Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee) and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs) for a screening of Frank Capra’s classic, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)! Hula on down to The SOS Tiki Bar for a Tiki Holiday Celebration, through Dec. 31! Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction event every Monday! 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 as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, December 25

We hope you have a rockin’ retro Christmas this year! For those of you wondering, ATLRetro is alive and hopping, so come on out and see what the jolly old fella has up his big red sleeve! Surf on down to The Earl for a night with Small Reactions, Warm Red and Low Valley Hearts! Get brutal and spend Christmas at The Highlander! Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Little 5 Points Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Johnny Cash Now pays tribute to the Man in Black at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, December 26

Catch a “non-ELF” holiday double feature with Risa Bramon Garcia’s 200 CIGARETTES (1999) and Kriv StendersBOXING DAY (2007) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Or make your way to Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) screening of Bob Clark’s A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983) at 7:15pm! Spend the night with Reverend Hylton and Americana it up at Eddie’s Attic! Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega! Hula on down to The SOS Tiki Bar for a Tiki Holiday Celebration, through Dec. 31! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! It’s a night of Honky-Tonk Karaoke with Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley at The Star Bar! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with The Wild Hares! Get down with Clark Ashton at Blind Willie’s! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, December 27

Spend the night Beer & Lounging at the Clermont Lounge with The Buzzards of Fuzz, the Reverends and The Mystery Men?! Or make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with David Ryan Harris! Or get rocked at The Highlander with DJ Howiestein and Mister Wilson’s Over the Edge Record Party! Rock on down to Madlife Stage & Studios for a night with Red Zeppelin! Funk it up New Orleans-style with the Wasted Potential Brass Band at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get angsty with the Dround Hounds at The Star Bar! Jazz it up with Chandra Currelley at Suite Food Lounge! Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega! Hula on down to The SOS Tiki Bar for a Tiki Holiday Celebration, through Dec. 31! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes and some killer island cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with Heather Luttrell! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, December 28

Catch a screening of Rob Reiner’s WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989) at the The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Stomp down to City Winery for a night with Donna the Buffalo and Western Centuries! Get folksy with Ralph Roddenberry at the Crimson Moon Café! Smithsonian pays tribute to The Smiths at The Earl with JesusHoney! Rock out in Hell with Thunderstruck at the Masquerade! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café as the Queerly Beloved Revue presents Everything Queer for the New Year! Get down with Doom Flamingo at the Variety Playhouse! Folk rock it up at the Buckhead Theatre with Corey Smith and Levi Hummon! Jam out at the Tabernacle with Umphrey’s McGee! Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega! Hula on down to The SOS Tiki Bar for a Tiki Holiday Celebration, through Dec. 31! Get your oldies fix with The Way Back Band at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Northside Tavern gets down with Rib Shack Lady and the Atlanta Horns! Blues it up with George Hughley & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, December 29

It’s tribute night at Smith’s Olde Bar so rock out with Jerome Newton & The Band Who Fell to Earth (David Bowie) and Lobsters of Rock (The B-52s)! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at The Alamo in Newnan! Get some soul with Anthony David at City Winery! Spend the night with Pat McGee and Callista Clark at Eddie’s Attic! Departure pays tribute to Journey at Madlife Stage & Studios! Or catch a Simon & Garfunkel tribute at Red Light Café with Absynthe Makes the Art Garfunkel! Jam out at the Tabernacle with Umphrey’s McGee! Dynagroove gets down at Tin Roof Cantina! Get down with Widespread Panic at the Fox Theatre! Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega! Hula on down to The SOS Tiki Bar for a Tiki Holiday Celebration, through Dec. 31! Folk rock it up at the Buckhead Theatre with Corey Smith and Levi Hummon! Get the blues with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Northside Tavern gets down with Rib Shack Lady and the Atlanta Horns!  St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! Get down and dirty with Big Bill Morganfield at Blind Willie’s! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, December 30

Garage rock it up with The Coathangers and Omni at The Earl! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for The Candybox Revue’s Burlesque Karaoke: New Year’s Eve Edition featuring Kool Kat Ursula Undress and more! You won’t want to miss the Center for Puppetry Arts’ final presentation of a holiday favorite classic, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER! Or make your way to the Horizon Theatre’s WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, or the Horizon Theatre’s presentation of MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS or the Synchronicity Theatre’s A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD! Get down with Widespread Panic at the Fox Theatre! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of John McTiernan’s DIE HARD (1988)! Get some soul with Anthony David at City Winery! Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega! Hula on down to The SOS Tiki Bar for a Tiki Holiday Celebration, through Dec. 31! Get the rockin’ blues with the Devon Allman Project and Duane Betts at the Buckhead Theatre! Get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jam out at the Tabernacle with Umphrey’s McGee! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get the blues with The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

Ongoing

The Fox Theatre kicks off the holiday season with THE NUTCRACKER, through Dec. 24! (LAST CHANCE!)

The Alliance Theatre presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Cobb Energy Centre through Dec. 24! (LAST CHANCE!)

The Center for Puppetry Arts presents a holiday favorite classic, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, through Dec. 30! (LAST CHANCE!)

Horizon Theatre stages world premiere of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, through Dec. 30! (LAST CHANCE!)

Horizon Theatre presents MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS through Dec. 30! (LAST CHANCE!)

Synchronicity Theatre presents A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, through Dec. 30! (LAST CHANCE!)

Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday through Dec. 31!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, December 17-23, 2018

Posted on: Dec 16th, 2018 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get ready to shake it with Santa and check out all the festive events we’ve found for you in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, December 17

Catch a screening of Nicholas Roeg’s THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (1976) at The Plaza Theater through Dec. 19! Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm! Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega, through Dec. 23! Boogie on down to Out Front Theatre Company for The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular, through Dec. 22! Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction event every Monday! Get some soul with Avery Sunshine at City Winery! Get festive at the Fox Theatre with their free Mighty Mo & More event featuring a screening of Jon Favreau’s ELF (2003) and live tunes by The Cody Matlock Band! Geek it up holiday-style at My Parents’ Basement during their December Drink and Draw event! Or catch a screening of Jon Favreau’s ELF (2003) at Cinemark Movies 10 (Fayetteville), through Dec. 20! Or make your way to Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Marietta) screening of Jeremiah S. Chechik’s NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) 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! Get the blues with Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! 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 as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, December 18

Kool Kat “Big Mike” Geier a.k.a. Puddles Pity Party brings you cheer at the Fox Theatre with his Holiday Jubilee! Spend the night with Ed Roland & Friends at Eddie’s Attic! It’s a Kool Kat holiday hootenanny with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and T.T. Mahoney as they present A Charlie Brown Christmas with Kool Kat Chad Shivers & the Silent Knights performing the Ventures’ and the Beach Boys’ Christmas albums at Madlife Stage & Studios! Get some soul with Avery Sunshine at City Winery! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Little 5 Points Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Get down with The Entertainment Crackers at Blind Willie’s! Johnny Cash Now pays tribute to the Man in Black at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, December 19

Catch a spooky holiday double feature with Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993) and Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Boogie down to The Vista Room for Michelle Malone & the Hot Toddies Cool Yule Shindig! The Basement dishes out a night of nomadic folk metal with Tengger Calvary! Get your Texas country, Western Swing fix with Asleep at the Wheel at City Winery! Make your way to the Red Clay Theatre for a night with Jump, Little Children and The New Oblivion Quartet! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Hula on down to The SOS Tiki Bar for a Tiki Holiday Celebration, through Dec. 31! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Jeremiah S. Chechik’s NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989), or catch a screening at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse! Spend the night with Ed Roland & Friends at Eddie’s Attic! It’s a night of Honky-Tonk Karaoke with Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley at The Star Bar! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with The Wild Hares! The Electromatics dish out a night of Chicago/West Coast blues at Blind Willie’s! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, December 20

Have a revved out holiday at the Masquerade during Horton’s Holiday Hayride in Heaven starring Reverend Horton Heat, Junior Brown, The Blasters and Big Sandy, or go to Hell and rock out with H.R. of Bad Brains with Odd Holiday! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre presents a merry holiday marathon with screenings of Frank Capra’s classic, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)! Hula on down to Tiki Tango, opening officially in mid-January, for a Holiday Tiki Tease/Pink Elephant Mug Exchange, from 6pm – 10pm! Jingle it up as David Ellington jazzes it up with his Charlie Brown Christmas at Venkman’s! Naughty or nice? Doesn’t matter kiddies, just make your way to The Plaza Theater for Cineprov’s 11th Annual Ruining Childhood Memories XMas Show at 7:30pm! Videodrome and The Plaza Theater get bizarre with their Plazadrome Cult Film Series screening of Terry Gilliam’s BRAZIL (1985) at 9:30pm! Rock out at The Earl with The Howling Tongues, The Pink Spiders and The Deacons! Get down with the BadAsh AllStar Team at the Red Light Café! Cow punk it up at The Star Bar with Blood Oaks, Ghost Moths, Close Enough and The Breaknecks! Get rocked at the Variety Playhouse during the 8th Annual Atlanta Holiday Hootenanny benefitting Atlanta Habitat for Humanity! Jazz it up with Ronnie & Debra Laws at Suite Food Lounge! Boogie on down to Out Front Theatre Company for The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular, through Dec. 22! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes and some killer island cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Juke Joint Dukes get the blues at Blind Willie’s! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, December 21

Get down with James Brown at the Buckhead Theatre during ATL Collective’s Funky Christmas! Have a hellacious XMas and make your way to the Heretic for Ritual’s Jingle Hell Rock! Jazz it up with Tyrone Jackson at the High Museum’s Friday Jazz event! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for The Vegabonds, Kendall St. Company and Pierce Edens! Get rootsy with the Truth & Salvage Co. and Migrant Worker at Terminal West! Rock out with the North Mississippi AllStars at the Variety Playhouse! Catch a screening of Jon Favreau’s holiday classic ELF (2003) at SCADShow at 6pm! Boogie on down to Out Front Theatre Company for The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular, through Dec. 22! Rock out at The Earl with James Hall & The Steady Wicked! Neon Queen delivers the songs of ABBA at Venkman’s! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Howie Day, Sam Burch and Pip the Pansy! Get the blues with Sana Blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Northside Tavern funks it up with Zydefunk! Blues it up with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, December 22

Get hellacious and make your way to The Star Bar for Unholy Night: Drag Me to Hell with Lavonia Elberton! Swing on by the Red Clay Theatre for Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra! Make your way to City Winery for a night with Jane Lynch! Rock out at The Earl with Maiden Killers (tribute to Di’Anno), Paladin and Built for Speed (tribute to Motorhead)! The Atlanta Rhythm Section rocks out at Eddie’s Attic! Maggoo’s Heroes and the Burrito Bandits rock out at The Highlander! Get festive with Celtic Woman with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Indie folk it up with The Weepies at the Variety Playhouse! It’s a Kool Kat holiday hootenanny with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and T.T. Mahoney as they present two show of A Charlie Brown Christmas with Kool Kat Chad Shivers & the Silent Knights performing the Ventures’ Christmas album at Kavarna! Haunt on down to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Darkwave Music Video Night featuring Goth, dark 80s and more! Catch a free screening of Jon Favreau’s holiday classic ELF (2003) at Venkman’s at 10:30am, and then jingle it up as David Ellington jazzes it up with his Charlie Brown Christmas! It’s your last chance to boogie on down to Out Front Theatre Company for The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular! Get the holiday blues with The Kerry Hill Xmas Show at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Make your way to the Northside Tavern for a night with Charlie Wooten & The Fish Mouth Fools! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! Get down and dirty with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins at Blind Willie’s! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, December 23

Have a spectacular holiday and swing on by Eddie’s Attic for two shows featuring Joe Gransden & His Big Band with Francine Reed! Get down with Macy Gray at City Winery! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for a Burlesque Howliday shindig! It’s your last chance to get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Frank Capra’s classic, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)! Get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Jingle on down to Venkman’s as David Ellington jazzes it up with his Charlie Brown Christmas! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

Ongoing

The Aurora Theatre presents Charles DickensA CHRISTMAS CAROL through Dec. 22! (LAST CHANCE!)

Boogie on down to Out Front Theatre Company for The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular, through Dec. 22! (LAST CHANCE!)

The Aurora Theatre delivers their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23! (LAST CHANCE!)

Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega, through Dec. 23! (LAST CHANCE!)

The Fox Theatre kicks off the holiday season with THE NUTCRACKER, through Dec. 24!

The Alliance Theatre presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Cobb Energy Centre through Dec. 24!

The Center for Puppetry Arts presents a holiday favorite classic, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, through Dec. 30!

Horizon Theatre stages world premiere of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, through Dec. 30!

Horizon Theatre presents MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS through Dec. 30!

Synchronicity Theatre presents A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, through Dec. 30!

Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday through Dec. 31!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, December 10-16, 2018

Posted on: Dec 9th, 2018 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Cold weather got you down? Don’t fret kiddies! ATLRetro promises to get you warm and toasty with a week of rockin’ good times filled to the brim with nostalgic holiday goodness! So get hep to the jive and come on out to see what ATLRetro has in store for you!

Monday, December 10

Get bizarre and catch a screening of David Cronenberg’s VIDEODROME (1983) at The Plaza Theater at 9pm! Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm! Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega, through Dec. 23! Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction event every Monday! Catch a 25th Anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993) at theatres across Atlanta through Dec. 13 [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); AMC Northpoint Mall 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); Cobb CineBistro; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); The Springs Cinema & Taphouse; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Or catch a screening of Jon Favreau’s ELF (2003) at theatres across Atlanta through Dec. 12 [AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw)]! Make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis! Or make your way to Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Marietta) screening of Chris Columbus’ holiday classic, HOME ALONE (1990) at 7pm! Experience Jim Henson’s Holiday Special with double-feature screenings of his EMMET OTTER’S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS (1977) and THE BELLS OF FRAGGLE ROCK (1984) at theatres across Atlanta at 4pm/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 Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville)]! Spend the night with Tom Morello at the Variety Playhouse! Spend the night with Louden Swain at Eddie’s Attic! Catch a screening of Bob Clark’s A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983) at Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville) through Dec. 13! 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 as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, December 11

Stomp on down to 529 with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, Elijah Jones & The Tenderness and Nikki & The Phantom Callers! Shimmy it up with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Naughty or Nice at the Red Light Café! Get the rockin’ blues with The Marcus King Band at Terminal West! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Folk it up with Rising Appalachia at Eddie’s Attic! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Little 5 Points Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Get the blues with Michael Preston at Blind Willie’s! Johnny Cash Now pays tribute to the Man in Black at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!


Wednesday, December 12

WUSSY MAG gets murderous at The Plaza Theater with two screenings of Jonathan Lynn’s CLUE (1985), chock full of cluetastic lobby shenanigans, prizes and more, at 8pm and 10:30pm! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a screening of Michael CurtizWHITE CHRISTMAS (1954) at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/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 Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); and Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville)]! Rock out with Jimmy Vivino and Bob Margolin at City Winery! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! The Alliance Theatre presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Cobb Energy Centre through Dec. 24! Hula on down to The SOS Tiki Bar for a Tiki Holiday Celebration, through Dec. 31! Catch a screening of Jon Favreau’s ELF (2003) at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse at 4pm/7pm! Catch a holiday double feature with Thomas Bezucha’s THE FAMILY STONE (2005) and Marcus Raboy’s FRIDAY AFTER NEXT (2002) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Jon Favreau’s holiday classic ELF (2003) at 3pm/6pm! It’s a night of Honky-Tonk Karaoke with Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley at The Star Bar! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with The Wild Hares! Blind Willie’s gets down with Rae & The Royal Peacocks! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, December 13

Get down with Evil Santa and holiday horror shenanigans as TCM Underground and Videodrome screen Charles Sellier’s SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT (1984), with special ghost host with the most Prof. Morte a.k.a. Kool Kat Shane Morton at The Plaza Theater at 9:30pm! Or stomp on down to the Clermont Lounge for the Ghost Riders Car Club’s (Kool Kat Spike Fullerton) Honky-Tonk Holiday Hoedown! Get the rockin’ blues with The Marcus King Band at the Variety Playhouse! Rock out with night two of Jimmy Vivino and Bob Margolin at City Winery! Or get rocked at The Highlander with DJ Howiestein and Mister Wilson’s Over the Edge Record Party! Make your way to the Masquerade for a night with Bayside! Get rocked metal quartet style with Double Ferrari at The Earl! Boogie on down to Out Front Theatre Company for The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular, through Dec. 22! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for the 9th Annual Christmas Extravaganza with Ryan Horne, Nathan Angelo, Dwayne Shivers and Jonathan Rich! The FANDom Nerdlesque gets mischievous with Geeks & Ghouls at Joystick Gamebar! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes with Coast Guard and some killer island 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 featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, December 14

It’s a Kool Kat holiday hootenanny with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and T.T. Mahoney as they present A Charlie Brown Christmas plus selections from Phil Spector’s A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU, with Kool Kat Chad Shivers & the Silent Knights performing the Ventures’ and the Beach Boys’ Christmas albums at The Earl! Get rocked and sleaze it up at Avondale Towne Cinema’s Christmas Party featuring Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters with the Neverglades featuring Bruce Joyner! Saved By The Band dishes out their Holiday Spectacular at Venkman’s! Make your way to The Plaza Theater  for a screening of Terry Gilliam’s BRAZIL (1985), through Dec. 16! Get some soul with Mia Borders at the Red Light Café! Get the rockin’ blues with The Marcus King Band at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for night two of the 9th Annual Christmas Extravaganza with Ryan Horne, Nathan Angelo, Dwayne Shivers and Jonathan Rich! Boogie on down to Out Front Theatre Company for The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular, through Dec. 22! The Northside Tavern dishes out a night of ‘60s/’70s rock ‘n’ roll with The Rainmen! Blues it up with George Hughley & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, December 15

It’s a holiday hootenanny and a half for a cause at The Star Bar with their Annual Toys for Tots Celebration featuring Kool Kat Spike Fullerton with Ghost Riders Car Club, Rodeo Twister, Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters, Deadly Lo-Fi, Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello, Matchstick Johnny, Al Shelton, the Front Porch Session Players and more! The Plaza Theater delivers a special holiday treat with a screening of Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) with special guest Zach Galligan at 7pm! Get hell-bent this holiday season as Netherworld opens its doors once again for a Haunted Holiday spooktacular! Make your way to the Rialto Center for the Arts for Atlanta’s Celtic Christmas presented by The Celtic Company! Jill Andrews bluegrasses it up at Eddie’s Attic! Catch at 15th Anniversary screening of Terry Zwigoff’s BAD SANTA (2003) at the Buckhead Theatre, doors at 6pm! Groove on down to The Roxy for The Yacht Rock Holiday Special! Make your way to The Highlander for the Two-Headed Art Show from 7pm – 10pm. Catch a screening of Brian Henson’s THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992) at the Center for Puppetry Arts at 7pm! Catch a free screening of Jon Favreau’s holiday classic ELF (2003) at Venkman’s at 10:30am! It’s a Kool Kat holiday hootenanny with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and T.T. Mahoney as they present A Charlie Brown Christmas plus selections from Phil Spector’s A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU, with Kool Kat Chad Shivers & the Silent Knights performing the Ventures’ and the Beach Boys’ Christmas albums at The Earl! Make your way to Tipple & Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary for a Mary Poppins Holiday Tea! Catch a free screening of Jon Favreau’s holiday classic ELF (2003) at Venkman’s at 10:30am, and then jingle it up as David Ellington jazzes it up with his Charlie Brown Christmas! Boogie on down to Out Front Theatre Company for The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular, through Dec. 22! Get down to Avondale Towne Cinema for their XMas Jam! Spend the night with Anna Moon at Deep End! Make your way to the Northside Tavern for a night with Tyler Neal Band! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! Get down with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, December 16

Experience Jim Henson’s Holiday Special with double-feature screenings of his EMMET OTTER’S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS (1977) and THE BELLS OF FRAGGLE ROCK (1984) at theatres across Atlanta at 1pm/4pm [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 Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville)]! It’s your last chance to holiday it up with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and T.T. Mahoney as they present A Charlie Brown Christmas plus selections from Phil Spector’s A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU, with Kool Kat Chad Shivers & the Silent Knights performing the Ventures’ and the Beach Boys’ Christmas albums at The Earl! Make your way to the Grant Park Farmers Market for a Holiday Craft Bazaar! Make your way to the Rialto Center for the Arts for Atlanta’s Celtic Christmas presented by The Celtic Company! The Plaza Theater screens Brenda Chapman/Steve Hickner/Simon WellsTHE PRINCE OF EGYPT (1998)! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Jeremiah S. Chechik’s NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989)! Get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jingle on down to Venkman’s as David Ellington jazzes it up with his Charlie Brown Christmas! Boogie on down to Out Front Theatre Company for The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular, through Dec. 22! Blind Willie’s gets the Delta blues with The Breeze Kings! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

Ongoing

The Aurora Theatre presents Charles DickensA CHRISTMAS CAROL through Dec. 22!

Boogie on down to Out Front Theatre Company for The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular, through Dec. 22!

The Aurora Theatre delivers their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23!

Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega, through Dec. 23!

The Fox Theatre kicks off the holiday season with THE NUTCRACKER, through Dec. 24!

The Alliance Theatre presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Cobb Energy Centre through Dec. 24!

The Center for Puppetry Arts presents a holiday favorite classic, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, through Dec. 30!

Horizon Theatre stages world premiere of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, through Dec. 30!

Horizon Theatre presents MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS through Dec. 30!

Synchronicity Theatre presents A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, through Dec. 30!

Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday through Dec. 31!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, December 3-9, 2018

Posted on: Dec 2nd, 2018 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

ATLRetro is the Kat’s meow this ho-ho holiday season! If you’re lookin’ for a thrill and the weather’s got you down, get off that couch, put on your dancin’ shoes and live La Vida Retro!

Monday, December 3

Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm! Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega, through Dec. 23! Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction event every Monday! Jazz it up with Julie Dexter at City Winery! The Plaza Theater gets gory this holiday season with screenings of John Grissmer’s BLOOD RAGE (1987) through Dec. 6 and John Carpenter’s THE THING (1982) through Dec. 4! Or make your way to Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Marietta) screening of Frank Capra’s holiday classic, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) at 7pm! Get super with a 40th Anniversary screening of Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN (1978) at theaters across Atlanta at 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 Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]! Indie folk it up with Kurt Vile & The Violators with Jessica Pratt at the Variety Playhouse! 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 as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!


Tuesday, December 4

The Robert Cray Band gets the blues at the Variety Playhouse! Spend the night with Deal Casino at the Masquerade! Spend the night with Warren G at City Winery! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Get countrified with Martina McBride at Atlanta Symphony Hall! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Little 5 Points Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Get the blues with Andrew Black at Blind Willie’s! Johnny Cash Now pays tribute to the Man in Black at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, December 5

Get sinister as Claudio Simonetti’s GOBLIN performs Suspiria live at Aisle 5! Hula on down to The SOS Tiki Bar for a Tiki Holiday Celebration, through Dec. 31! Rock out with The Helio Sequence at the Drunken Unicorn! Holiday hilarity ensues at Cobb CineBistro with a screening of Jeremiah S. Chechik’s NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) at 7pm! Or catch a screening of Jon Favreau’s ELF (2003) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Or catch a 25th Anniversary screening of Nora Ephron’s SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (1993) at theaters across Atlanta at 4pm/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); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville)]! Spend the night with OKCello at City Winery! Get your Americana fix with The Talbott Brothers at Eddie’s Attic! Grunge it up with Smile Empty Soul at the Masquerade! Spend the night with Leslie Odom Jr. at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Make your way to the Variety Playhouse for a night with Kool Kat Quintron and Weather Warlock! Catch a holiday double feature with the “White Christmas” episode of BLACK MIRROR (2014) and Stanley Kubrick’s EYES WIDE SHUT (1999) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of George Seaton’s holiday classic MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (1947), or catch a screening at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse at 4:30pm/7pm! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! It’s a night of Honky-Tonk Karaoke with Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley at The Star Bar! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with The Wild Hares! Blind Willie’s jams out with The Cazanovas! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, December 6

Atlanta’s favorite video store, Videodrome turns 20, so party it up at the Highland Inn Ballroom & Lounge at 7pm during their 20th Anniversary Party! Boogie on down to Out Front Theatre Company for The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular, through Dec. 22! Holiday mischief ‘n’ magic ensues at The Plaza Theater as Cineprov riffs K. Gordon Murray’s SANTA CLAUS VS. THE DEVIL (1959) at 7:30pm! Make your way to 7 Stages for some Curious Holiday Encounters, through Dec. 9, featuring The Little Five Points Rockstar Orchestra (Xmas with the Devil) and so many more immersive artist/ensemble performances! Rock out at 529 with The Muckers and Twisty Cats! Or get down to Venkman’s for a night with Forever ’78! The Star Bar gets down with Fox Grin, Mammabear, Fantomen and Jonny & the Jumpmen! Catch a 25th Anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993) at theatres across Atlanta through Dec. 9 [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); AMC Northpoint Mall 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Spend the night with Stephen Kellogg at City Winery! Make your way to The Earl for a night with Ben Trickey, Dang Dang Dang and Tag Team! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for Michelle Malone & The Hot Toddies Cool Yule Trio, Brian Fuller, Dylan Marlowe and Brendan Roberts! Bluegrass it up at Terminal West with Tyler Childers and T. Hardy Morris! Make your way to the Variety Playhouse for a night with Kool Kat Quintron and Weather Warlock! Get jazzy with Four80East at Suite Food Lounge! Get down with The Suffers at the Tabernacle! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes and some killer island cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Blind Willie’s gets the blues with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, December 7

LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH! Help celebrate Videodrome’s 20th Anniversary with a special screening of David Cronenberg’s VIDEODROME (1983) at The Plaza Theater at 9:45pm! JURASSIC QUEST invades Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center through Dec. 9! Jam out with moe. at the Buckhead Theatre! Get the blues with the Hughes Taylor Band at the Crimson Moon Café! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Sonia Leigh and Parker Millsap! Make your way to the High Museum for a night with OKCello! Madlife State & Studios delivers a night with ABBA Revisited! “Celtic Guitar God” Robin Bullock and Sue Richards get down at the Red Clay Theatre! Or get you Celtic folk fix with Celtic Thunder at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Swing by the Red Light Café for a night with Luxotica Lounge Cabaret! Bluegrass it up with Tyler Childers at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to Synchronicity Theatre for their production of A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, through Dec. 30! Rock out with Nameless Nameless (Nirvana tribute) and Stone Tribute Pilots at Venkman’s UNPLUGGED event! Northside Tavern gets the old-school blues with Albert White! Get the blues with Little G Weevil at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Blues it up with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, December 8

Make your way to Venkman’s for their Bottomless Mimosa Brunch featuring live bluegrass tunes with Dusty Roads! Catch a screening of Brian Henson’s THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992) at the Center for Puppetry Arts at 7pm! Have a little retro holiday cheer at Avondale Towne Cinema during The Rainmen’s Holiday Show with special guests Kool Kat Caroline & The Ramblers and more! Get bizarre and make your way to Sidebar for Ritual’s Burton Nightmare Bash! The Fox Theatre kicks off the holiday season with THE NUTCRACKER, through Dec. 24! Make your way to The Plaza Theater for a screening of Tim Burton’s BATMAN RETURNS (1992)! Jam out with moe. for a second night at the Buckhead Theatre! Get jazzy with Kenny Latimore at City Winery! Get down with Betsy Franck at the Crimson Moon Café! Get down to The Earl for a night with Sarah & The Safe Word, Blood on the Harp and Maggie Valley! Blues rock it up with Jacks River Band and Charlie Mars at Eddie’s Attic! Get rocked with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Infinite Energy Center! The Regrettes rock out at the Masquerade! Get naught ‘n’ nerdy at the Red Light Café during The Fandom Nerdlesque’s Christmas with the Joker! Funk it up with AJ Ghent at Serenbe Inn! Get garage rocked at The Star Bar with K. Michelle Dubois, Tigers and Monkeys and DJ Full Metal Mustache! Twang on down to the Variety Playhouse for The Whiskey Gentry! Don’t shoot your eye out during screenings of Bob Clark’s A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983) at theatres across Atlanta at 12pm [Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! Spend the night with Anna Moon at Deep End! Tribute celebrates The Allman Brothers at the Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! Blues it up with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Get sweet and lowdown with Sweet ‘n’ Salty at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, December 9

The Plaza Theater unveils a very special treat with a screening of Victor Sjostrom’s THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE (1921) with live accompaniment by the Fox Theatre’s organist Ken Double and the Mighty Allen Organ at 5pm! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a screening of Michael CurtizWHITE CHRISTMAS (1954) at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/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 Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); and Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville)]! Support our local artists and stuff your stockings with vintage goodies during Indie Craft Experience’s Holiday Market Spectacular at Yaarab Shriners at 11am! Or make your way to Battle & Brew’s Krampusnacht Holiday Market from 5-1opm! Start some new frightening holiday family traditions with Junkman’s Daughter’s Photos with Krampus event at 1pm! Get jazzy at Venkman’s during their Smooth Jazz 101.1FM Holiday Soiree! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Jon Favreau’s holiday classic ELF (2003) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Or make your way to Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Marietta) screening of Chris Columbus’ holiday classic, HOME ALONE (1990) at 12pm! Swamp rock it up with JJ Grey at City Winery! Spend the night with Wyatt Espalin at the Crimson Moon Café! Get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Head on over to Terminal West for a night with JD McPherson and Eddie Angel’s Guitar Party! Prog rock it up with Steven Wilson at the Variety Playhouse! Blind Willie’s gets the blues with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

Ongoing

The Aurora Theatre presents Charles DickensA CHRISTMAS CAROL through Dec. 22!

Boogie on down to Out Front Theatre Company for The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular, through Dec. 22!

The Aurora Theatre delivers their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23!

Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega, through Dec. 23!

The Fox Theatre kicks off the holiday season with THE NUTCRACKER, through Dec. 24!

The Center for Puppetry Arts presents a holiday favorite classic, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, through Dec. 30!

Horizon Theatre stages world premiere of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, through Dec. 30!

Horizon Theatre presents MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS through Dec. 30!

Synchronicity Theatre presents A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, through Dec. 30!

Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday through Dec. 31!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2018

Posted on: Nov 25th, 2018 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, November 26

Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm! Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega, through Dec. 23! Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction event 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! Get down with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck at Blind Willie’s! 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, November 27

Get adventurous as the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989) at 7pm! Get down with the Middle Ages with a screening of Terry Gilliam/Terry JonesMONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL (1975) at The Plaza Theater at 10pm! The Fox Theatre presents IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS THE MUSICAL, through Dec. 1! Get folksy with Harry Hudson at Vinyl! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Get super with a 40th Anniversary screening of Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN (1978) at theaters across Atlanta at 3pm/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 Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Little 5 Points Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Blind Willie’s gets the blues with Bob Page! 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, November 28

Emory Cinematheque kills it with their “Hitchcock/Hitchcockian” series with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s THE BIRDS (1963) at 7:30pm! Hula on down to The SOS Tiki Bar for a Tiki Holiday Celebration, through Dec. 31! Have a monsterific holiday with a screening of Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Catch a screening of Richard CurtisLOVE ACTUALLY (2003) at Cobb CineBistro at 7pm! Miles Jaye jazzes it up at City Winery! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a tasty double feature with Gabriel Axel’s BABETTE’S FEAST (1987) and Juzo Itami’s TAMPOPO (1985) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Shoot your eye out and make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Bob Clark’s holiday classic, A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983) at 7:30pm, or catch a screening at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse at 3:30pm/7:45pm! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! It’s a night of Honky-Tonk Karaoke with Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley at The Star Bar! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Blind Willie’s rocks out with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, November 29

Make your way to The Plaza Theater for the Y’allywood Film Festival, running through Dec. 1! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents Rachmaninov Revisited at 8pm! Rock on down to the Clermont Lounge for Beer & Lounging with The Rock*a*teens and more! Folk rock it up with Dead King Cotton and Alex & Todd at the Red Light Café! Funk it up with Moses Mo at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out at The Star Bar with the Highriders, Bad Friend and JJ & The Hustlers! Get some soul with Dave Hollister at City Winery! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Lost Dog Street Band, South Hill Banks and Broken String Band! Make your way to Venkman’s for Ladies of ‘60s Soul! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes and some killer island cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get down with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck and the Atlanta Horns at Blind Willie’s!Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, November 30

Elton John brings his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour to the State Farm Arena (formerly Phillips Arena)! Runnin’ Down a Dream pays tribute to Tom Petty at Smith’s Olde Bar with Clashinista paying tribute to The Clash! Boogie down with DJ Saasha Foo at Avondale Towne Cinema! Or make your way to Mary’s for their 20th Anniversary Party! The Plaza Theater gores it up with screenings of John Grissmer’s BLOOD RAGE (1987) and John Carpenter’s THE THING (1982), through Dec. 6! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for the Queerly Beloved Revue! Rock out at The Earl with Mercyland Historical Abstract, The Gotobeds, Air-Sea Dolphin, Honey Radar and 86! Delta Moon gets rootsy at Eddie’s Attic! The Star Bar rocks out with Sash the Bash, The Tenders, Smoota and Chrome Castle! Folk rock it up with Don McLean at City Winery! Spend the night with Bobby McFerrin at Atlanta Symphony Hall! The Sundogs present The Tom Petty Show with Pony League at Terminal West! Boogie down to Park Tavern for a Throwback to the ‘90s party! Make your way to Aisle 5 for a night with LaGoons, Displace and Kenosha Kid! Get some retro soul with Wren and the Wravens during their Merry Funkin’ Christmas show at Venkman’s! Northside Tavern gets the rockin’ blues with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins! Blues it up with George Hughley & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, December 1

Rock out with Dragon Sound as the Y’allywood Film Festival presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Y.K. Kim/Park Woo Sang’s MIAMI CONNECTION (1987) at The Plaza Theater, with Kool Kat Brian Lonano’s BFF GIRLS (2018) at 7pm! Rock out with the Richard Thompson Electric Trio at the Variety Playhouse! The Atlanta Funk Society gets down at Venkman’s! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents Rachmaninov Revisited at 8pm! Catch a screening of Jonathan Demme’s PHILADELPHIA (1993) at Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18! Geek it up at the Infinite Realities Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting! Spend A Victorian Holiday at the Historic Oakland Cemetery from 10-4pm, with a Holiday Tour of Eternal Homes, carols, a reading of “The Night Before Christmas”, hot cocoa and more! You won’t want to miss Avondale Estate’s Jingle Mingle Mile Artists Market, from 11am – 7pm! The Horizon Theatre presents MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS through Dec. 30! For the rebellious ones in your lives, you’ll want to make it to Allied Ink Tattoo’s Punk Rock Flea Market, from 4-9pm! Elton John brings his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour to the State Farm Arena (formerly Phillips Arena)! The Red Light Café gets down and dirty with the Dirty Dolls Burlesque Revue! Get rocked at The Earl with Magnapop, Elf Power, Motherfucker, Black to Comm (MC5 tribute) and The Rock*a*teens! Get some soul with Diane Durrett & Soul Suga at Eddie’s Attic! Garage rock it up with White Animals at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get down with W8ING4UFOs at Kavarna! Make your way to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for AN EVENING WITH LUTHER & WHITNEY! Rock out with Ghost Light and Orange Constant at Terminal West! Spend the night with Anna Moon at Deep End! Get down with Cody Matlock at the Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! Get down with Albert Castiglia at Blind Willie’s! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, December 2

Catch a screening of Ken HughesCHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (1968) at The Plaza Theater! Or make your way to Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Marietta) screening of Frank Capra’s holiday classic, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) at 12pm! Or catch a 25th Anniversary screening of Nora Ephron’s SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (1993) at theaters across Atlanta at 1pm/4pm [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); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville)]! Make your way to the Red Light Café for The Throne Room: A Royal Tease Experience! Bluegrass it up with The Cleverlys at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to the Rialto Center for the Arts for The Celtic Company’s Gala Holiday Concert! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

Ongoing

The Aurora Theatre presents Charles DickensA CHRISTMAS CAROL through Dec. 22!

The Aurora Theatre delivers their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23!

Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega, through Dec. 23!

The Center for Puppetry Arts presents a holiday favorite classic, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, through Dec. 30!

Horizon Theatre stages world premiere of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, through Dec. 30!

Horizon Theatre presents MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS through Dec. 30!

Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday through Dec. 31!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, November 19-25, 2018

Posted on: Nov 18th, 2018 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Hey all you ATLRetro Kool Kiddies! Start some new holiday traditions this year and let us guide the way! Whether you’re lookin’ to escape or just needing to get out and breathe, we’ve got a cornucopia of holiday rockin’ fun lined up that will fill you to the brim with giddy! So, come on out and rock out ATLRetro holiday-style!

Monday, November 19

Kevin Bales and Keri Johnsrud bring you Beyond the Neighborhood: The Music of Fred Rogers at Venkman’s! Folk it up with The Bad Hats and Ghost Moths at the Red Light Café! Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens Sasha Waters Freyer’s documentary GARRY WINOGRAND: ALL THINGS ARE PHOTOGRAPHABLE (2018), through Nov. 22! Synth-pop it up with VNV Nation at the Masquerade! Psyche rock it up with Jim James at the Tabernacle! Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction event every Monday! GKIDS Presents a Studio Ghibli Fest screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s CASTLE IN THE SKY (1989) at theatres across Atlanta at 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); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]! 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, November 20

Videodrome and The Plaza Theater head into the shadows with a NOIRVEMBER screening of Michael CurtizMILDRED PIERCE (1945) at 7pm! Or get adventurous as the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Robert ZemeckisROMANCING THE STONE (1984) at 7pm! Surf on down to City Winery for a night with The Expendables! Get folksy with Caroline Herring and Caroline Aiken at Eddie’s Attic! Billy Raffoul dishes out a night of Jeff Buckly-esque tunes at the Masquerade! Get your Americana fix with Lynn Drury at the Red Light Café! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! GKIDS Presents a Studio Ghibli Fest screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s CASTLE IN THE SKY (1989) at theatres across Atlanta at 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); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Little 5 Points 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, November 21

Stomp on down to The Earl for a night with I Want Whiskey, Grand Prize Winners From Last Year and The Villain Family! The Plaza Theater hosts SONIC YOUTH: 30 YEARS OF DAYDREAM NATION, a night of films and talks, with band member Steve Shelley and filmmaker Lance Bangs in attendance at 7:30pm! Groove on down to Venkman’s for Yacht Rock Revue’s Turkey Eve Show! Grunge it up at 529 with Wrong, Bleach Garden and Dayglo Mourning! Tribute celebrates The Allman Brothers at City Winery! ATL Collective presents Stevie Wonder’s TALKING BOOK at Eddie’s Attic! Rock on down to the Fox Theatre for a night with the Manchester Orchestra and The Front Bottoms! Jam it up with Perpetual Groove and Chill Mickelson at Terminal West! Rumours pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Chris Columbus’ holiday classic, HOME ALONE (1990) at 2:30pm/7:30pm, or catch a screening at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse at 1pm/7:30pm! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! It’s a night of Honky-Tonk Karaoke with Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley at The Star Bar! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, November 22

Burn off all that extra Turkey Day stuffing in ATLRetro! Eighties it up at The Star Bar as DJ Kahle helps you boogie away those extra pounds! Get horrorfied family-style at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Barry Sonnenfeld’s ADAMS FAMILY VALUES (1993) at 9pm! Rock out at The Highlander with DJ Howiestein and Mister Wilson’s Over the Edge Record Party! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes and some killer island 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 featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, November 23

The Star Bar dishes out a hootenanny and a half with The Outlaw Women Band featuring Sash the Bash, Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley, Skye Paige, Ana Balka, Amy Epperley, Andrew Knox & Jay Hedberg, Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and more! Funk it up with Mother’s Finest at the Buckhead Theatre! Garage rock it up with The Black Lips, Iceage and Sorfbort at The Earl! Garage rock it up with The Black Lips, Iceage and Sorfbort at The Earl! The Chi-Town Transit Authority pays tribute to Chicago at Avondale Towne Cinema! The Street Fighting Band with Kool Kat Rich Desantis rock out with a tribute to The Rolling Stones at The Vista Room! Get down with the Middle Ages with a screening of Terry Gilliam/Terry JonesMONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL (1975) at The Plaza Theater! The Aurora Theatre presents Charles Dickens A CHRISTMAS CAROL through Dec. 22! Groove on down to Venkman’s for Yacht Rock Revue! Make your way to City Winery for a night with Tinsley Ellis and Tommy Castro & The Painkillers! Spend the night with David Lowery (Camper Van Beethoven/Cracker) and Kristy Lee at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to the Fox Theatre for Straight No Chaser! Korpiklaani folk rocks it up all the way from Finland, with Arkona, at the Masquerade! Glenn Phillips rocks out at his Annual Day After Thanksgiving Show at the Red Light Café! Get instrumental with STS9 at the Roxy! The Last Waltz Ensemble and the Last Electric Rodeo rock out at Smith’s Olde Bar! Blues it up with Larry Griffith at Solis Two Porsche Drive! Make your way to the Tabernacle for a night with Blackberry Smoke! Jam it up with Perpetual Groove at Terminal West! Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega, through Dec. 23! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets the rockin’ blues with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins! Cody Matlock and Ross Pead get 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, November 24

Get glam rocked at The Star Bar with The Unsatisfied and The Accidents! Get a second rockin’ helping of The Black Lips, Iceage and Sorfbort at The Earl! Get folksy with Ellis Paul at Eddie’s Attic! Folk rock it up at the Variety Playhouse for a night with Shawn Mullins with Michelle Malone & Drag the River! Who’s Bad dishes out the ultimate Michael Jackson experience at City Winery! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at the Tannery Row Ale House in Buford! Desire pay tribute to U2 at The Vista Room! Funk it up for a second night with Mother’s Finest at the Buckhead Theatre! Make your way to the Red Light Café for a night with PerkinsWood, Flap, and Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel! Get instrumental with STS9 at the Roxy! Zydeco on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with The Squirrelheads, The Mia Green Band and Webster! The REMakes pay tribute to R.E.M. at Venkman’s! Departure pays tribute to Journey at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Get the blues with Nick Moss at Blind Willie’s! Get your Americana fix with Great Peacock at Terminal West! Get the blues with Ron Cooley & The Hard Times at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get down with Cody Matlock and Bill Sheffield at the Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, November 25

Get your weird ‘n’ wacky holiday shopping off to a good start at My Parents’ Basement November Bizarre Bazaar at 12pm! Get some soul with Miki Howard at City Winery! Or Motown it up with Will Downing at the Cobb Energy Centre! Feast your eyes on Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South for a good cause during the 11th Annual Toys for Tots & Variety Show at 7 Stages! Shoot your eye out and make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Bob Clark’s holiday classic, A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Get super with a 40th Anniversary screening of Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN (1978) at theaters across Atlanta at 3pm [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 Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]! Get the blues with Garrett Collins at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Or funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

Ongoing

The Michael C. Carlos Museum exhibits Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s, through Nov. 25! (LAST CHANCE!)

The Aurora Theatre presents Charles Dickens A CHRISTMAS CAROL through Dec. 22!

The Aurora Theatre delivers their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23!

Get your vintage holiday fix with an Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega, through Dec. 23!

The Center for Puppetry Arts presents a holiday favorite classic, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, through Dec. 30!

Horizon Theatre stages world premiere of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, through Dec. 30!

Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday through Dec. 31!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, November 12-18, 2018

Posted on: Nov 12th, 2018 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Kick off the holiday season with ATLRetro! Come see all the shakin’ shenanigans we’ve found for you!

Monday, November 12

The Plaza Theater giallos it up with screenings of Dario Argento’s DEEP RED (1976) through Nov. 13, or catch a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) at 9:15p! Peter Bogdanovich’s documentary THE GREAT BUSTER: A CELEBRATION (2018) screens at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, through Nov. 15! Get the blues with Shemekia Copeland at City Winery! Rock out with The Mercury Program and Dove Legs at The Earl! Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm! Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski’s BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM (1993) at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/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); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford)]; Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Get down with Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra at the Variety Playhouse! Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction event 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, November 13

Get monstrous as ATLRetro’s very own “Chilleress in Charge”, Anya Martin kills it with her SLEEPING WITH THE MONSTER Book Launch Party at Eagle Eye Book Shop at 7pm! Videodrome and The Plaza Theater head into the shadows with a NOIRVEMBER screening of Otto Preminger’s LAURA (1944) at 7pm! Get your Americana fix at City Winery with Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Milton! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for American Troubadours in the Round featuring Wyatt Espalin, Barb Carbon, and Hannah Thomas! Get your old-school electronica fix with The Orb at Terminal West! The Center for Puppetry Arts brings back a holiday favorite classic, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, through Dec. 30! AJFF Connects brings you a screening of Barbara Streisand’s YENTL (1983) at The Phillip Rush Center at 6pm! Spend the night with Bogart and Hepburn at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema as they continue their new Classics Series with a screening of John Huston’s THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951) at 7pm! Feast your eyes on Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Stripsgiving at the Red Light Café! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Little 5 Points 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, November 14

Kick off the wickedly weird and bone-chilling adventure that is the 13th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival (BAFF), Atlanta’s premiere independent horror film festival presented by Kool Kats Blake Myers and Luke Godfrey and more, with screenings at 8pm of the 2018 Sinema Challenge, a thirteen day filmmaking competition, judged by Kool Kat Millie De Chirico and Marcus Rosentrater, at 7 Stages! Emory Cinematheque kills it with their “Hitchcock/Hitchcockian” series with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO (1960) at 7:30pm! Catch a screening of Penny Marshall’s A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992) presented by WUSSY MAG at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! LeVar Burton Reads Live at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Franklin J. Schaffner’s PATTON (1970) at 2:30pm/7:30pm, or catch a screening at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse at 2pm/8:10pm! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 30th Anniversary screening of John McTiernan’s DIE HARD (1988) at theaters across Atlanta at 2pm/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); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/ Duluth/Marietta); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Funk it up with the Magic City Hippies at Aisle 5! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Gabe Dixon! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! It’s a night of Honky-Tonk Karaoke with Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley at The Star Bar! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, November 15

The 13th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival officially begins tonight, horrifying through Nov. 18, and begins at 7pm, and you won’t want to miss Kool Kat Dayna Noffke’s short TEASER during the For the Love of the Undertaker program block, and our Kool Kat of the Week William Tokarsky (interview coming soon) in the Opening Night Feature, Joe Baden’s THE GOD INSIDE MY EAR (2017) at 9pm! Make your way to the Fox Theatre for IN DREAMS: ROY ORBISON HOLOGRAM TOUR, backed by The Georgia Symphony Orchestra! PlazaDrome presents a screening of James William Guercio’s ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE (1973) at The Plaza Theater at 9:30pm! Spend the night with Kevin Griffin (Better than Ezra) at City Winery! Get folksy with Alex Guthrie at Madlife State & Studios! Get down with the BadAsh Allstar Team at the Red Light Café! Parker Gispert (The Whigs) and Billy Stonecipher rock out at Smith’s Olde Bar! Bluegrass it up with Billy Strings at Terminal West! Get your ‘80s pop-esque fix with The Stolen at the Masquerade! The Aurora Theatre kicks off their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23! Disco it up at Venkman’s with the O4W Disco Boogie Band during Thursday Night Fever! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes and some killer island 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 featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, November 16

Get your terrified tail down to the 13th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival for a helluva lot of monstrous goodness beginning at 6pm, including a special screening of Carl Boese and Paul Wegener’s THE GOLEM (1920) at 10pm, with a live soundtrack by Samadha, and get exploited with a midnight grind-house screening of Kool Kat James Bickert’s AMAZON HOT BOX (2018)! Jangle on down to The Star Bar for a night with Tiger! Tiger!, Anna Kramer & The Lost Cause and The Wheel Knockers! Get the rockin’ blues with the Freddy Jones Band at Venkman’s! Get bewitched during CONJuration through Nov. 18, at the Hilton Atlanta Airport! Horizon Theatre stages world premiere of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, through Dec. 30! Folk it up with Iron & Wine at the Buckhead Theatre! Spend the night with Rik Emmett and Dave Dunlop at City Winery! Garage rock it up with Ron Gallo, Ian Ferguson and Twen at The Earl! Head to Heaven at the Masquerade for a night with Blue October and Knox Hamilton! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at The Vista Room! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch with Denim Arcade at The Wing in Marietta! Groove on down to Jimmy’s Tequila & Carnes in Doraville for a night with Yacht Rock Schooner! Spend the night with Mo Lowda & The Humble at Vinyl! Get countrified with Boxcar Radio and Jackson County Line at Avondale Towne Cinema! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets the blues with Art Holliday! Stoney Brooks and Andrew Black get 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, November 17

The 13th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival kicks off at 2pm! Today’s goodies include a special presentation from The Eyeslicer, featuring shorts by Kool Kat Brian Lonano (CROW HAND (2014)/GWILLIAM’S TIPS FOR TURNING TRICKS INTO TREATS) and more! And experience a blood-sucking good time with Blast-Off Burlesque’s film series TABOOLALA, featuring a live pre-screening performance, paying homage to Joel Schumacher’s cult classic, THE LOST BOYS (1987), followed by a screening of the film at 10pm! It’s Prohibition pandemonium at Venkman’s with Kool Kat Blair Crimmins & The Hookers! War funks it up at Center Stage! Eddie’s Attic delivers the “Acoustic Ninja” Trace Bundy! Jazz it up with Kamasi Washington at the Buckhead Theatre! Get to Venkman’s early for a screening of Disney’s THE LION KING (1994) at 10am, followed by an early show with The Coonhounds paying tribute to Tom Petty! Get your holiday shopping off to a good start at My Parents’ Basement during I Remember That! Vintage Toys, Comics and Video Game Market! Or make your way to the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot for the 14th Annual Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular! Psyche rock it up with Desert Noises and Morning Teleportation at the Masquerade! Rock out at Avondale Towne Cinema during The Who Jam! O.D.D. rocks The Star Bar with Bigfoot and Blowdown! Get rocked Viking-style at The Highlander with VALKYRIE with Kool Kat Shane Morton, and Degradations! Catch a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) at The Plaza Theater at 9:45pm, through Nov. 18! Charlie Hunter gets down at the Red Light Café! Get the blues during Mr. Chapman’s Quarterly Revue at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get down with Sammy Blue and Bill Sheffield at the Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, November 18

It’s your last chance to gore it up at the 13th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival, so come on out for some fangtastic films beginning at 12pm, including an encore special screening of Carl Boese and Paul Wegener’s THE GOLEM (1920), with a live soundtrack by Samadha! The Plaza Theater hosts a crazy little thing called love with their Freddie Mercury Tribute Pub Crawl through Virginia Highland ending up at the theatre with a special screening of QUEEN: A NIGHT IN BOHEMIA, from 3pm – 9pm! Make your way to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for Kool Kat Ron Carter and Organ Friends Pops Music Show! Hot Jazz it up at Venkman’s with the 9th Street Stompers and Kool Kat Caleb & the Gents! Get the fever at the Masquerade with Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band’s CD Release Show! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Chris Columbus’ holiday classic, HOME ALONE (1990) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! GKIDS Presents a Studio Ghibli Fest screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s CASTLE IN THE SKY (1989) at theatres across Atlanta at 12:55pm [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); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]! Spend the night with Glenn Jones at City Winery! Get the blues with Garrett Collins at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Or funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

Ongoing

The Michael C. Carlos Museum exhibits Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s, through Nov. 25!

The Aurora Theatre delivers their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23!

The Center for Puppetry Arts presents a holiday favorite classic, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, through Dec. 30!

Horizon Theatre stages world premiere of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, through Dec. 30!

Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday through Dec. 31!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, November 5-11, 2018

Posted on: Nov 4th, 2018 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, November 5

Rock on down to The Earl for a night with the Smoking Popes, The Pink Spiders and Amuse! Goth it up with The Birthday Massacre, Julien-K and Ghost Fader at the Variety Playhouse! The Plaza Theatre giallos it up with screenings of Dario Argento’s THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE (1970) through Nov. 7!  Groove on down to City Winery for a night with Bumpin the Mango! Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens James Crump’s documentary ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970: SEX, FASHION & DISCO (2018), through Nov. 8! Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm! Blues it up with Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction event every Monday! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, November 6

Videodrome and The Plaza Theater head into the shadows with a NOIRVEMBER screening of Stanley Kubrick’s THE KILLING (1956) at 7pm! And stick around for a bloody fantastic time with a screening of Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA (1977), through Nov. 8! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their new Classics Series with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984) at 7pm! Make your way to 529 for a night with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer, Myke Johns and Ben Trickey! Get jazzy at Center Stage with Allen Sloan and Nick Waterhouse! Or get heavy and rock out at The Earl with King Buffalo, Dead Now and the Mathis Hunter Band! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Little 5 Points Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Blues it up with the Crosstown Allstars at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Ramble on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with the Redstone Ramblers! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, November 7

Emory Cinematheque kills it with their “Hitchcock/Hitchcockian” series with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) at 7:30pm! Or get intergalactic at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) at 2:30pm/7:30pm, or catch a screening at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse at 6:40pm! Boogie down with Billy F. Gibbons and Benton Blount at the Variety Playhouse! Honky-tonk on down to The Earl for Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Hunger Anthem and Reconciler! Folk it up with the Fruit Bats and Vetiver at Eddie’s Attic! Sludge on down to Heaven at the Masquerade for a rockin’ night with High on Fire, Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust and Haunt! Get freaky and make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Spend the night with Robyn Hitchcock (Soft Boys) and Max Putnam at City Winery! Catch a screening of Robert ZemeckisFORREST GUMP (1994) at Cobb CineBistro at 7pm! It’s a night of Honky-Tonk Karaoke with Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley at The Star Bar! Make your way to the Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) screening of Tim Burton’s BATMAN (1989) at 7:15pm! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Frankie’s Blues Mission! The Cazanovas host a Blues Jam at Blind Willie’s! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, November 8

Honky-tonk on down to the Clermont Lounge for a night with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Riders Car Club! Or spend the night with Brian Wilson at the Fox Theatre! Celebrate 20 years of The Dude with a screening of the Coen BrothersTHE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! Get your Americana fix with Will Hoge and Ryan Culwell at City Winery! Or spend the night with Darden Smith at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out at The Highlander with DJ Howiestein and Mister Wilson’s Over the Edge Record Party! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons and Danny Hutchins! Folk it up with Davin McCoy at Solis Two Porsche Drive! Spend the night with Robert Earl Keen and Adam Wright at the Variety Playhouse! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes with Coast Guard and some killer island cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Make your way to Blind Willie’s for a night with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, November 9

New wave it up with The Swimming Pool Q’s at The Vista Room! Get rocked at the Drunken Unicorn with Bad Spell, Twisty Cats, The Minks and Black Cat Rising! Hot Licks & Rhetoric pay tribute to Steely Dan at Jimmy’s Tequila & Carnes! Peter Bogdanovich’s documentary THE GREAT BUSTER: A CELEBRATION (2018) opens at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema! The Los Lonely Boys roots rock it up at City Winery! Spend the night with Adrian Legg at the Crimson Moon Café! Get down with Patrick Davis & His Midnight Choir at Eddie’s Attic! Or get country-westerned with The Vaudevillains at the Red Light Café! Jam it up at Smith’s Olde Bar with the Affected Phamily Band! The Gordon Vernick Quartet jazz it up at Solis Two Porsche Drive! Slightly Stoopid get psychedelic at the Tabernacle! Get rocked ‘60s/’70s-style with The Rainmen and Penny Western at Tin Roof Cantina! Get folksy with River Whyless and Takenobu at Vinyl! Jazz it up at Park Tavern with YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND, a musical cabaret featuring Lynn Loosier! The Theatre Project presents SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, through Nov. 11! Get grindin’ with Courtney Daly at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Wild Wing Café in Dunwoody! Debbie Bond gets the blues at the Northside Tavern! Blind Willie’s gets down with Selwyn Birchwood! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, November 10

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema celebrates Buster Keaton with double-bill matinee screenings of his SHERLOCK JR (1924) and SEVEN CHANCES (1925) at 11am! Explore death in the avant garde tradition of the European salon and café philos at Death Café #50 at the Historic Oakland Cemetery at 3pm! Gypsy jazz it up with Kool Kat Amy Pike and the Bonaventure Quartet at Eddie’s Attic! Rock on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for a Pink Floyd Jam! Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Ramblers bluegrass it up at the Crimson Moon Café! Get some soul with Emily King at the Variety Playhouse! Spend the night with Neon Queen at The Vista Room! Back N Black pay tribute to AC/DC at Wild Wing Café in Dunwoody! Rock out at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre as the Georgia Players Guild pays tribute to the songs of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Creedence Clearwater Revival! Catch a screening of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) at Venkman’s at 10am! Jazz it up at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center with Spyro Gyra! Get countrified with Craig Morgan at City Winery! Get the blues with Kerry Hill at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get down with Lola and Bill Sheffield at the Northside Tavern! Sandra Hall & The Shadows get down at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, November 11

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Buster Keaton matinees with a screening of his THE GENERAL (1926) at 11am! Ragtime it up with Tray Dahl & the Jugtime Ragband at The Vista Room! Corey Henry & The Funk Apostles funk it up at Terminal West! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 30th Anniversary screening of John McTiernan’s DIE HARD (1988) at theaters across Atlanta at 2pm/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); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/ Duluth/Marietta); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Esme Patterson and Rose Hotel get folksy at The Earl! Support your local artists at the Historic Oakland Cemetery with the Bell Tower Boutique: A Pop-Up Shop from 11am – 5pm! Get some blues ‘n’ southern soul with Thunder Gypsy at Park Tavern! Catch a screening of James William Guercio’s ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE (1973) at The Plaza Theater! Get your ‘80s Latin pop fix with Amanda Miguel and Diego Verdaguer at the Buckhead Theatre! Get rootsy with Reckless Kelly at City Winery! Or get down to your Texas roots with Lee Roy Parnell at Crimson Moon Café! Spend the night with Mutlu and Suzy Jones at Eddie’s Attic! Get the blues with Garrett Collins at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get funky with Wanyama at the Red Light Café! Or funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Franklin J. Schaffner’s PATTON (1970) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

Ongoing

Haunt on down to Netherworld Haunted House’s new deadly digs in Stone Mountain for their horrorific 22nd season, getting gory through Nov. 10! (LAST CHANCE!)

Be the Headless Horseman’s next victim and get your bones chilled at Serenbe Playhouse’s thrilling presentation of their immersive spooky attraction and show, THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE, haunting through Nov. 11! (LAST CHANCE!)

13 Stories Haunted House gores it up for another haunted season in Newnan, through Nov. 11! (LAST CHANCE!)

The Michael C. Carlos Museum exhibits Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s, through Nov. 25!

Get revved and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday through Dec. 31!

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!

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