Friday, September 30
Videodrome and JavaVino (JavaDrome) present another rare treat with a screening of Norman Mailer’s TOUGH GUYS DON’T DANCE (1987) at 8pm!Rock across the pond to Atlanta Symphony Hall as they present UK Rocks!, featuring vocal powerhouses Storm Large (Pink Martini) and Shem Von Schroeck (Rock Tenors)! Rock on down to The Star Bar’s Project Pabst Pre-Party with Cousin Dan, The Gartrells, Frosted Orange and Tiger! Tiger! Shake a tail feather with The Candybox Underground September Edition at Elliot Street Pub with Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil, music by DJ Doctor Q and more! Get horrorific as The Plaza Theater screens Robert Wise’s AUDREY ROSE (1977); David Harman’s PHANTASM (1979); and Stuart Gordon’s FROM BEYOND (1986)! Get the blues with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins at the Northside Tavern! Boogie under the dinosaurs with Platinum Band Atlanta at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s Martinis and IMAX event! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!
Saturday, October 1
The spook season has a killer kick off with Netherworld Haunted House’s horrorific 20th season opening haunting nightly beginning tonight, through Nov. 1! Get smokin’ with Garage 71 Radio (Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley) and Grease Inc. Magazine’s annual Hell on Wheels event revvin’ it up in Canton, featuring vintage/classic cars, pin-ups, carnies, venders and more! Catch some rockin’ tunes/entertainment with Kevn Kinney & The Chattahoochee Coochie Men, Uncle Daddy & The Kissin’ Cousins, JB Walker, Captain & Maybelle, Cold Heart Canyon, Phil Rocker and more! Catch the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema’s Animated Classics series screening of Gerald Potterton’s HEAVY METAL (1981) at 11am! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.
Sunday, October 2
Get really retro and Victorian today at the Historic Oakland Cemetery as they present their 37th Annual Sunday in the Park Victorian Street Festival, featuring tasty food, fun and entertainment! Check out the artists’ market, living history demonstrations, storytellers, spooky mausoleums, Victorian costume contests and carriage tours. And you won’t want to miss their vintage musical line-up with Penny Serenade, Sweet Auburn String Band, The Glory Hounds, High Tea, The Ghosts Project and so much more! It’s your last chance to get mischievous at 7 Stages with their presentation of Bertolt Brecht’s classical musical, THE THREE PENNY OPERA! Stomp on down to The Pullman for a Bluegrass Brunch with Kool Kat Rich Desantis and Whiskey Belt! It’s your last chance to catch the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema’s Animated Classics series screening of Gerald Potterton’s HEAVY METAL (1981) at 11am! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And get the rockin’ blues with Snake Legs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!
The Michael C. Carlos Museum presents their “Doorway to an Enlightened World” exhibit, running through Nov. 27!
Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!
Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!
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!’
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