This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #29 – Oct. 12-18, 2020

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Manic Monday, October 12

Boogie down with a Virtual Hot Jam with Natalia Eristavi at 8pm! Get haunted virtually during DooGallery’s annual Haunted Art Show, running through Oct. 31! Grab the kiddies and monster mash your way down to Legoland Discovery Center’s Brick or Treat event, running through Oct. 31! Check out Rolecall Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Ponce event with their performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, running through Oct. 13! Get in the spooky mood during Sleepy Hollow Farm’s (Powder Springs) Fall Fun Season, running through Nov. 1! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, October 13

Kool Kat Nicole Kurtz Smith presents her Mocha Memoirs Press Takeover: Slay at 6pm, giving you the opportunity to join the authors and editors as they talk about their stories! The Poe Film Festival presents a free online film screening of Don Tepper’s short, “Masque of the Red Death” (xxxx), followed by a discussion with the director and Poe experts at 7pm! Devil’s Night Gallery, the only film festival in the world inspired by Rod Serling’s classic tv series, “Night Gallery” features 11 short films in the spirit of the series, with an original piece of art created for it by a local artist and is revealed by their terrible Rod Serling impersonator during an introduction to each film. This year the show is free and open to all to watch! Simply click here at 8pm! Get geeky and catch THE OFFICE Live Stream Trivia – Halloween Episodes event at 8:30pm, hosted by Bar Crawl USA! Check out Rolecall Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Ponce event with their performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, running through today! Check out Matt Berry‘s album PHANTOM BIRDS out now on Acid Jazz records! Detroit noise-pop singer-songwriter Zilched (Chloë Drallos) just released her single and self-directed music video for “Velcro Dog” from debut album DOOMPOP – out October 23. 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

Way Back Wednesday, October 14

Charis Books and the Auburn Avenue Research Library welcomes P. Djeli Clark in virtual conversation with Victor LaValle for a celebration of Clark’s dark fantasy historical novella, RING SHOUT. Journalist and novelist Ed Hall will moderate the conversation here at 7:30pm! Spook it up during the 14th Annual Atlanta Horror Film Festival (all screenings are outdoors in a socially-distanced space), haunting through Oct. 17! Get rocked during Aquarium Drunkard Presents Pylon, an online discussion with founding members at 8pm! Your nightmares go live as Netherworld Haunted House kicks off this season of haunts, Wed.-Sun. through Nov. 1! Boogie down with Bird Dog Jubilee live at Sweetwater Brewery outdoors at 6:30pm! Check out an abridged 60-minute version of William Shakespeare’s HAMLET – but with Hamlet being completely wasted, presented during Wet Willy Wednesdays at 8pm, through Nov. 11! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Check out Smith’s Olde Bar’s Wednesday Night Live online event, every Wednesday at 7:30pm! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! 

Throwback Thursday, October 15

Boogie down during the second annual Historic Athens Porch*Fest 2020, featuring 40 virtual performances over four days, through Oct. 18! Check out Jews and Jazz and meet Gary Motley and Dr. Gordon Vernick as they tell stories, play music and discuss the significant roles that Jews have played in the Jazz scene as composers, performers, writers, and entrepreneurs. Their free talk is presented in conjunction with The Breman Museum’s new virtual exhibition A Jazz Memoir, Photography by Herb Snitzer. You can check out the virtual exhibition here! Get haunted with the Dekalb History Center’s Virtual Spooky Tour from 9am – 9pm! Drive-By Truckers have released their second album of 2020, THE NEW OK out via ATO Records. Check out the title track “The New Ok!” American musician, songwriter, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist Kurt Baker has dropped a vintage 80’s-inspired music video for “Over You,” the lead single off his upcoming solo album AFTER PARTY set for release on October 23 via Wicked Cool Records. Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! 

Freaky Friday, October 16

Tune in and spend the night with the Master of Suspense during the online Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play, hosted by Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm! Get bewitched with WUSSY MAG and catch a screening of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993) at The Plaza Drive-In at 7:30pm! Spook on down to Stone Mountain’s Pumpkin Festival – Play by Day, Glow by Night, running through Nov. 1! Geek it up during the MultiVIRTUAL 2020 Convention, a science fiction and fantasy con, through Oct. 18! Live stream the Shaky Knees Festival 2020, rockin’ through Oct. 18! Catch Brother Sam of the Foothill Brothers at Waller’s Outer Space Concert event at 7pm! Aurora Theatre’s Lawrenceville’s Ghost Tours, haunting through Oct. 31! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, October 17

It’s not Halloween in Atlanta without the annual L5P Halloween Parade, so why not check out this year’s L5P Virtual Halloween Parade with Puddles Pity Party as Grand Marshall at 4pm! Or spook on over to the Fernbank’s Ghostly Gatherings event at 6:30pm! FanQuest Nation brings you a Slashtastic Saturday: Caesar and Otto’s Paranormal Halloween at 7pm! Get terrified as the George A. Romero Foundation and Pitt Honors College brings you Tales from the Hood 25th Anniversary Celebration online at 7pm! Or have a bloody fangtastic time during Ritual: A Virtual Vampire Ball at 9pm! Get bewitched with WUSSY MAG and catch a second screening of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993) at The Plaza Drive-In at 9:30pm! Tune in and spend a second night with the Master of Suspense during the online Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play, hosted by Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm! Get spooked and take the kiddies to Boo at the Zoo, from 9am – 5pm! Raid and trade during the Georgia Ren Fair Opening Weekend, from 10am – 6pm! Cruz Contreras comes to Red Boots from His House at 7pm! Robyn Hitchcock releases updated new single “The President” (2020 version) out now on Tiny Ghost Records! Raf Rundell shares new track “Monsterpiece” out now on Heavenly Recordings! Crown Lands get psychedelic and releases celestial video for “Sun Dance,” and announce environmental campaign with WEARTH!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, October 18

Get spooked and take the kiddies to Boo at the Zoo, from 9am – 5pm! Tallbird share debut album LOST PET POSTER TEMPLATE! New Jersey indie-rockers, The Vaughns, have announced a new single and video “All Weekend” which is premiering now on FLOOD Magazine. Fans can check it out now here. The Corner Tavern Hapeville brings you their new outdoor Beer Garden (socially distanced picnic tables) and presents the Francisco Lora Jazz Trio at 6pm! The Star Bar rocks out with their Almost Live from Little 5! 

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

 *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!
*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!
*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!
*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!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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