This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #12 – June 1-7, 2020

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our twelfth installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of retrotastic fun you can experience safely from your couch or socially distanced.

Manic Monday, June 1

Get down and dirty with Blue Monday with Chickens and Pigs at 9pm! Bard it up with Shakespeare on Digital’s (a.k.a. Shakespeare on Draught) presentation of THE TEMPEST at 8pm! Hey all you bird lovers, you won’t want to miss Alabama Audubon’s Birdwatching for Beginners online course at 6pm! Every Monday until live shows return Going Left Music will be presenting 2 artists to live stream on Smith’s Olde Bar‘s Instagram page (@smithsoldebar). Sets are 40 minutes and start at 8pm and 9pm Eastern Time. Tune in and enjoy tonight’s featured artists, Horti and Killer Whale! Geek it up with Dad’s Garage during Improvisers in Dungeons Getting Dragons, streamed via Twitch at 8pm! Spook it up as Patriarchy featuring Ian Svenonius shares “Burn The Witch” video via BrooklynVegan, and their debut LP ASKING FOR IT is out now via DERO Arcade! DooGallery presents their daily Covid-19 Art Show virtually in support of local artists through June 14! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, June 2

LA-based artist Arrested Youth releases first fan co-written EP ARRESTED YOUTH & THE QUARANTINERS! LPX (Lizzy Plapinger) releases “Delayed Gratificationhere from upcoming EP to come out Summer 2020. Her anthem for change “New Mood” can be streamed here and you can catch the video here! Eddie’s Attic presents a live streaming event with Lloyd Cole here at 7pm! This year’s Gretsch Presents Georgia On My Mind concert is going virtual today and will run through June 2. Singer/songwriter Brent Cobb and Amy Ray of the The Indigo Girls are hosting this year’s show and you won’t want to miss the amazing lineup they have put together, supporting the Georgia Music Foundation! The Alliance Theatre has launched “The Artist’s Approach,” an online video Q&A series with leading theater professionals and features prerecorded conversations with award-winning actors, directors, and writers for stage and screen on their approach to their craft and tips of the trade.  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!

Way Back Wednesday, June 3

Wussy Wednesdays (WUSSY MAG) return to The Plaza Theatre with two DRIVE-IN screenings of the Albert Magnoli’s rock musical classic, PURPLE RAIN (1984)! Choose between one of these two times and locations: 8:45pm: Plaza Theatre Drive-In or 9:00pm: Dad’s Garage Theatre Drive-In! Or check out Atlanta Movie Tour’s Georgia Film & Chill: The Best of Georgia Edition at 5:30pm! The Nixons post-grunge it up with new EP SONIC BOOM through Intercept Music available for download here and share the official music video for single “Ghost of an Angelhere! Get your 80s-esque synth fix with machinegum’s “Kubes” video here! The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their livestream program The Legacy of D-Day at 2pm! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ out June 12!

Throwback Thursday, June 4

Stomp it out June 4-7 for As the Crow Flies Online Fest Vol. 2 at 12pm, promoting upwards of 65 artists from the multi genres of roots music, rock, country, blues and the like! Indi folk it up with Whitney livestreaming at 8pm here! Alt rockers Young Mountain announce debut EP IF YOU LEAVE and share their new video “James Albert” premiering now on SUBSTREAM MAGAZINE! Folk rock it up with Angie Aparo live streaming via Eddie’s Attic at 7:30pm here! The Post-Apocalyptic Malone Show hosted by The Forty-Fives is back! Film Impact Georgia presents Ask a Pro Anything Featuring Development Executive Paige Simpson at 3pm! The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is going live with filmmakers slated to play at the 44th Atlanta Film Festival! ATLFF will be hosting interviews with filmmakers from their 2020 official selections. Each interview will provide you with a behind the scenes look into the upcoming festival and the films we program! HENNESSEY share their single, “LET’S PRETEND (IT’S THE 80s)here and announce S/T EP out this summer on Velvet Elk Records! 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!

Freaky Friday, June 5

Get retro rocked with Lesibu Grand’s Livestream Weekend, through Saturday. Geek it up and get scandalous during Dad’s Garage’s Scandal! League of Super Villains via their Twitch channel at 8pm! Guided By Voices share the video for My Valuable Hunting Knife exclusively with Funny or Die. With this video, comes the announcement of the 25th anniversary vinyl edition of ALIEN LANES out later this summer! Abel Ferrara’s TOMMASO (2019), staring Willem Dafoe opens today via Lefont Film Society’s Virtual Pop-Up Cinema streaming here, hosted by Kino Marquee! American Hi-Fi release their cover of Joe Jackson’s “Steppin’ Outhere! The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their Member livestream program The Tragedy of the Titanic at 2pm! Check out Femme Power TV by Femme Power Productions featuring innovative and intersectional web series, narrative, experimental, and documentary short films. And you won’t want to miss Queerantine, a stellar program of award-winning and underground queer artists! The Plaza Movie Club Time Warps it up with The Rocky Horror Quarantine Show every Friday here! A.A. Williams shares cover of Deftones “Be Quiet and Drive” and her debut album FOREVER BLUE (pre-order here) releases July 3 on Bella Union! Donita Sparks of L7 deliversThe Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparksevery Friday @ 3pm PT viaWe Are Hear: On The Airstreaming network. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, June 6

Rastagraphy presents their socially distant Art Bazaar (check out their FB event page with info on their social distance protocol) with 30+ artists, vendors, live music and more at 7pm! Stomp it up with Michelle Malone on Red Boots Roots Facebook Live at 7pm! Tune in and sleaze it up as Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello gets down during his Tex Mondeller An’ His Grievin’ Gee-tar streaming event at 11pm! Rock out and stream The Unfit’s single “Picturehere! The Used release heart-warming music video for “The Lighthouse” dedicated to frontline workers! MAMADRAMA, a mom-only band made up of five moms who rock by night, and roll (with 11 kids) by day, has released their new single “MILF.” Check it out here! Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new piano collection of his older songs via LP here! Boogie down with DJ Livestream with Johnny’s Hideaway at 8pm! Garage rock duo, THE DODIES, released their debut album IT’S ONE HELL OF A RIDE. Check out their video for single “Boiling Pointhere! 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!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, June 7

Brooklyn Americana songwriter Seán Barna shares Naked Heart (Missy) Via Cool Hunting with his new EP MARGARET THATCHER OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE out now! Quibi debuts New Trailer for Darren Criss’ Musical Comedy Series ROYALTIES and announces original soundrack. Republic Records to release soundtrack June 12th, the first major label release for a Quibi show. Featured artists include Darren Criss, Rufus Wainwright, Mark Hamill, Julianne Hough, Jordan Fisher and Sabrina Carpenter. Let it Come Down (Kramer) share video for single “Forget” on their new LP coming out June 12! The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here. Check out Aurora Theatre’s Digital Series 2020 featuring crafting, art, games and more! Atlanta Contemporary presents their exhibit “The Life and Death of Charles Williams” which can be virtually toured here. 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. Get experimental and stream Matt Wolf’s documentary SPACESHIP EARTH (2020), delving into Biosphere 2 and the eight visionaries who quarantine themselves for two years in the self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem! The Fernbank Museum goes epically virtual! Catch virtual screenings of DINOS ALIVE! and MUMMIES and more!

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. Check out their online store here!
*Get jazzy and help support the Suite Food Lounge’s Suite Jazz Band here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!
*Support L5P’s Transporter Vintage and Retro via their Go Fund Me here!

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