This Week in ATLRetro, November 12-18, 2018

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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