This Week in ATLRetro, June 18-24, 2018

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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Monday, June 18

Spend the night with Jeremy Enigk and Chris Staples in Hell at the Masquerade! Jazz it up with Adam & Kizzie and Nick Rosen at the Red Light Café! Rock out with Argentina’s Enanitos Verdes & Homres G at the Roxy! Catch a screening of Gil Junger’s film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (1999) at SCADShow featuring a discussion with screenwriter Karen McCullah 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! Matt Pendrick fires it up at Blind Willies! 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, June 19

Celebrate the life and legacy of one of Britain’s true acting icons at the one-time only screening of Joe A. Stephenson’s documentary MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART (2018) at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema at 7pm! A night of hilarity ensues as RIFFTRAX LIVE presents David WintersSPACE MUTINY (1988) at theatres across Atlanta at 7:30pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Get epically rocked with The Yardbirds at City Winery! Garage rock it up with the Arctic Monkeys at the Roxy! Or get prog rocked with The Canines, Twin Beds, Aoshi and The Hearsay at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get your White Denim fix at Aisle 5! Spend the night with David Ryan Harris at Eddie’s Attic! Get old-timey with Ol’ GoForth at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with the BooHoo Ramblers! 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! Gray & The Bad Boys get down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, June 20

Kool Kat Vanessa Ionta Wright dishes out a bloody fangtastic time with her Women in Horror Film Fest Fundraiser at Grindhouse Killer Burgers in Decatur, featuring live tunes by 2 Broke Kings, killer food, drinks and more, starting at 4pm! The Murder Junkies wreak havoc for the 25th anniversary of GG Allin’s death with TAPED FIST and Hembree & The Satan Sisters at The Star Bar! Or escape The Nothing at the Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) for a screening of Wolfgang Peterson’s eighties classic, THE NEVERENDING STORY (1984) at 7:15pm! Get the roadhouse blues with Marcia Ball at City Winery! Folk it up with Andy McKee at Eddie’s Attic! Get your psyche, garage, surf rock fix with King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at the Variety Playhouse! Rock out with YOB at The Earl! Horizon Theatre Company’s comedic adaptation of FREAKY FRIDAY hits the stage at Piedmont Park, through June 23! Spend the night with Indy at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Steven Spielberg’s RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Catch a double feature of Thom Eberhardt’s CAPTAIN RON (1992) and Steven Spielberg’s HOOK (1991) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Get rocked with The Wild Hares at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get down with Cody Matlock at Blind Willie’s! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up a night of acoustic blues! 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, June 21

Videodrome and The Plaza Theater sci-fi it up on planet of Ygam with their Plazadrome Cult Film Series screening of Rene Leloux’s FANTASTIC PLANET (1973) at 9:30pm! Get the garage rockin’ Delta Blues with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, Hotel Ten Eyes and A Drug Called Tradition at The Star Bar! Or rock out with Kool Kats The Joykills, BABY BABY, and Pretty Please at the Clermont Lounge! Stomp on down to City Winery for a night with Ray Wylie Hubbard and Jeff Plankenhorn! Folk rock it up with Von Grey, Tyler Hilton and Corey Balsamo at Eddie’s Attic! Get revived garage rock-style with Parker Gispert (The Whigs) at Smith’s Olde Bar! Rock out with Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Terminal West! The BadAsh Allstar Team brings you their McCartney vs. Lennon Jam at the Red Light Café! Brit Floyd pays tribute to Pink Floyd at the Fox Theatre! Boogie down to The Vista Room for HOUSE PARTY dishing out a night of ‘80s pop and R&B tunes! Puppetry meets film noir with Yael Rasooly’s PAPER CUT at the Center for Puppetry Arts, running through June 24! Cody Matlock & the Mothership get down at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes and killer island cocktails! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with Heather Luttrell! 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, June 22

Garage rock it up with Tiger! Tiger!, The Hardwoods and Roadkill Debutante at The Earl! Spend the night with Simon Joyner, My First Rodeo and New Madrid at 529! Folk rock it up with Von Grey and Sons of Bill at Eddie’s Attic! Or experience a night of folk noir with Willow & Wood at Java Monkey! The Chameleon Queen celebrates 16 Burly Q years at the Red Light Café with her Bombshell Burlesque event! Get rocked at The Star Bar with Black P$ssy, Sash the Bash and The Pussywillows! Swing on by Atlanta Symphony Hall for a night with Manhattan Transfer! Get your hardcore ska fix with Evil Empire and 10,000 Days at Vinyl! Folk it up with Sawyer Fredericks at City Winery! The Randall Bramblett Band gets the blues at the Red Clay Theatre! Red Sugar Blues gets down and dirty at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the blues with George Hughley & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Get down with the Tyler Neal Band at Northside Tavern! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, June 23

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival presents Cinebash: Step into Saul Bass, celebrating the life and legacy of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Saul Bass, featuring art installations and more at Atlanta Contemporary at 7pm! Apocalipstick brings you burlesque from the end of the world at the Red Light Café! Clashinista pays tribute to The Clash at MadLife Stage & Studios! 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! Get swamp rocked at the Atlanta Botanical Garden with JJ Grey & Mofro! Spend the night with The Bacon Brothers at City Winery! Michelle Malone gets down at the Crimson Moon Café! Get some soul with Annika Chambers at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Psyche rock it up with Blac Rabbit at The Drunken Unicorn! Retro rock it up with Ellijah Jones & The Tenderness, JesusHoney and Swing Set at The Earl! Get countrified with Roxie Watson at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre for a night with Eddie Money and Starship! Get hellacious at The Highlander with Aden Paul, the Screaming Demons and The Sideburners! Funk it up with Myles Brown at Solis Two Porsche Drive! Americana on down to Terminal West for a night with The Roosevelts and Frances Cone! Jangle pop it up with The Connells at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to Vinyl for a night with Kool Kats The Georgia Flood and the Quiet Hollers! New Sensation pays tribute to INXS at Venkman’s! Permanent Waves pays tribute to RUSH at Avondale Towne Cinema! Make your way to the Jolie Event Center for the Reggae Summer Jam! Rev on down to Big Tex for a night with Kitty Rose & The Ramblers! Catch Mr. Chapman’s Quarterly Review at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get down with Tribute and Larry Bowie at Northside Tavern! Spend the night with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows 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, June 24

TCM Big Screen Classics presents a screening of Robert Wise’s WEST SIDE STORY (1961) at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/7pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! Get folksy with Brandi Carlile, Shovels & Rope at The Secret Sisters at Chastain Park! Rock out with Band X at Johnny’s Hideaway! Get some soul with Grant Green, Jr. at Venkman’s! Get old school with the Ben Wade Band at the Red Light Café! Get funky with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Shimmy and shake on down to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Emile Ardolino’s DIRTY DANCING (1987) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Rock out with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!


Noni’s Bar & Deli hosts their Cinema Paradiso film event, screening two films beginning at 10pm, through June 28!

The Alliance Theater presents WINNIE-THE-POOH, a musical based on the stories of A.A. Milne, running through July 8!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every firsts 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!

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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