This Week in ATLRetro – HOME-EDITION #5 – April 13-19, 2020

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our fifth installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of retrotastic goodness you can experience straight from your couch! Want to know how to support our local artists, vendors and businesses? Scroll to the end of the calendar for a listing of creatives and how to support!

Movie Madness & More Monday, April 13

Focus Features kicks off “Movie Mondays” with free livestreams of classic Focus titles for fans at home via their FB page here at 8pm, with special Q&As for each screening. Each livestream will include a link to donate to the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s COVID 19 Response Fund. Tonight’s screening is Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012)! The Cooper Union’s new weekly series, Cooper on Demand, is bringing you world-renowned artist Judy Chicago in conversation with author Sarah Thornton on the release of JUDY CHICAGO: NEW VIEWS! The Plaza Theatre is now offering streaming for some of their films. For more information, go here! The Criterion Channel provides a 14-day free trial, so why not get comfy with the Criterion Collection here! Get folksy with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Sofia Talvik! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Check out Aurora Theatre’s Digital Series 2020 featuring crafting, art, games and more! Garage rock it up with Cup’s new LP out May 8 (NOTHING COULD BE WRONG) and check out their spooky music video for “Night Litehere!

Timeless Tuesday, April 14

Get your ‘80s new-wavy fix with Bloods’ “I Hate It” music video here! Stomp it up with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Van Darien! The music community launches a high-profile global #loverecordstores initiative in order to mobilize artist support and encourage customers to shop online with their favorite independent record stores. Find out more here! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here! Check out Once and Future Band’s new album DELETED SCENES here!

Way Back Wednesday, April 15

Americana it up with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Kirby Brown! Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here! Check out Emory’s Carlos Museum’s “Carlos at Home” virtual exhibition tours and more. This week you’ll get a chance to experience artwork related to the Indian epic Ramayana! Get “Hot Wired” with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Riders Car Club! Or boogie down with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles and their new album, RUMBLE ROAD now available for download and purchase!

Throwback Thursday, April 16

Get rocked with Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts Live from Tuks House at 7pm! Atlanta Contemporary presents their exhibit “The Life and Death of Charles Williams” which can be virtually toured here. Nineties rock it up with Decent Criminal’s new music video “Bleachedhere! Check out Infinite Eve’s cover of Heart’s “Barracudahere! Get down with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Andrew Weiss & Friends! Check out the Kennedy Center’s YouTube channel/digital stage here featuring concerts from Gladys Knight, Queen Latifah and more! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. Click here for more information, including weekly schedule. The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here.

Freaky Friday, April 17

Parisian space disco six piece L’Imperatrice have some freaky fun with their new single “Exit”(“Fou”)here! Donita Sparks of L7 deliversThe Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparksevery Friday @ 3pm PT viaWe Are Hear: On The Airstreaming network. MusiCaresdonations encouraged. Hardcore punk it up with Rotting Out’s new album RONIN via Pure Noise Records! Check out their music video for “Last Man Standing” here! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here! Wiretap Records has announced a month-long live stream series, The Wiretap Records Family Vacation Live Stream Series, that will span over the month April 10 – May 1, at 6pm. Get rocked as WYLDLIFE drops their new single “Automatic” inspired by The Jesus and Mary Chain with their new album YEAR OF THE SNAKE out today! Get down with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Great Peacock! Jeff Beam releases new single, Think Twice, It’s Not Alright,” from self-titled LP out today. Also, check out the first tune on the album, Stephen King!” Hey all you home-bound horror fans! The Winchester Mystery House is offering virtual tours here!

Scintillating Saturday, April 18

Comeback Vinyl hosts a virtual screening of Christopher Boone and Kevin Smokler’s documentary, VINYL NATION (2020) for $12 anytime today! Grammy-nominated guitar-slinger, troublemaker, raconteur, producer, and Georgia boy, Butch Walker, released new single “Gridlock” (which you can check out here) on his upcoming album, AMERICAN LOVE STORY, a rock opera that tackles racism, homophobia and the social divides in modern America out May 8. Pre-order the album here! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here! The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more!

Sci-Fi ‘n’ more Sunday, April 19

Sword & Soul it up by supporting Sorghum & Spear and catch an interview with the one and only Nichelle Nichols here! Get Trekkie and binge watch “Star TrekPicard” for free on CBS All Access using the code “GIFT,” valid through April 23! Comeback Vinyl hosts a virtual screening of Christopher Boone and Kevin Smokler’s documentary, VINYL NATION (2020) for $12 anytime today!


Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

*Check out 7 Stages’ YouTube channel here to live stream, and while you’re at it, purchase a gift certificate or two to help now and see art later here!
*A Cappella Books – Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Atlanta Science-Fiction & Fantasy Expo 2020 had to cancel/postpone (we’ll post their new dates when they announce) but you can still support their authors, artists & vendors at their Virtual Market!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Eagle Eye Book Shop is offering free shipping on $10 or more orders!
*The Earl Smith Strand Theatre – Help support them here.
*Help support the staff at Eddie’s Attic by contributing to their GoFundMe here.
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre – Support by purchasing gift cards for future use here.
*Support the employees of the Masquerade via their GoFundMe here!
*The Plaza Theatre – Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation.
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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