This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #30 – Oct. 19-25, 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 spooky fun you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, October 19

Creep down to The Plaza Theatre for a screening of Joe Dante’s GREMLINS II: THE NEW BATCH (1990) at 8pm! Boogie down with Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire virtually, hosted by Cellairis Amphitheatre at 7pm! Get haunted virtually during DooGallery’s annual Haunted Art Show, running through Oct. 31! Do some good this spooky season and donate tasty treats during the Feed the Pumpkin Food Drive, hosted by The Point, through Oct. 31! Check out Brian Skutle’s Horror Soundscapes Virtual Concert at 8pm! Grab the kiddies and monster mash your way down to Legoland Discovery Center’s Brick or Treat event, running through Oct. 31! 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 20

Have a bloody fantastic time at The Plaza Theatre’s screening of Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE II (1986) at 8pm! Get bewitched and take a Witch’s Brew Class with Damaris at Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore at 7pm! Get the rockin’ blues with Walter Trout at City Winery! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! 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 21

Get spooked with Nightmare Film Festival’s Masquerade 2020, a five-day digital showcase of terror and more, through Oct. 25! Make your way to the Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema to catch Stevie Nicks 24Karat Gold the Concert, for one night only at 7pm! Doom metal it up with Amorphis live-streaming, hosted by The Masquerade at 8pm! The Breman Museum hosts a virtual film screening and discussion of Bob HerculesMIKVA! DEMOCRACY IS A VERB (2020) at 8pm! Get zombified at The Plaza Theatre’s screening of George A. Romero’s DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) at 8pm! Your nightmares go live as Netherworld Haunted House kicks off this season of haunts, Wed.-Sun. through Nov. 1! 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 22

The Atlanta Opera Players Opera it up and bring you PAGLIACCI outdoors under an open-sided circus big top at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm, through Nov. 13! Or catch Smith & Myers (of Shinedown) during their Live from the Drive-In concert at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre at 8pm, hosted by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Get rocked at 37 Main in Avondale with 84, paying tribute to Eddie Van Halen! Get horrorfied at The Plaza Theatre’s screening of Rusty Cundieff’s TALES FROM THE HOOD (1995) at 8pm! Check out The Breman Museum’s new virtual exhibition A Jazz Memoir, Photography by Herb Snitzer. You can check out the virtual exhibition here! Check out the Emory Gamelan Ensemble at 7pm! 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 23

Get monsterific during Profs & Pints Online: The Horror Within at 7pm! The Atlanta School of Photography haunts it up during their Frights & Lights event at the Decatur Cemetery at 6:30pm! Get haunted atThe Legion Theatre with TheatreExtreme during Cartersville Ghost Tours, through Oct. 24! Get the blues with Bill Sheffield during Outer Space Concerts at Waller’s! Get down during On Stage’s Spooktacular – A Virtual Cabaret at 8pm! Get folk-rocked with the Indigo GirlsLive from the Drive-In concert at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre at 8pm! Meet your doom during Vision Video’s A Southern Gothic virtual concert at 9:30pm! Time-warp it up during the Hard Rock Cafe’s Friday Night Frights – Dinner & Movie featuring THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at 10pm!Get down with Interstellar Echos paying tribute to Pink Floyd at 37 Main! Spook on down to East Roswell Park with the kiddies for an Eerie Egg Hunt at 4:30pm! Be safe and get down during Centennial Olympic Park’s Big Night Out! Concert Series, running through Oct. 25! Tonight you won’t want to miss Moon Taxi and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, at 5:30pm! Check out the 35th Annual Halloween Hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 6pm! Jam it up with the Tom Hill Trio at Tucker Brewing Company! Or get folksy with Pajama Garden at Railroad Earth-ATL! Or indie folk it up with Noah Gunderson’s live-stream hosted by Eddie’s Attic at 7pm! The Atlanta Opera Players Opera it up and bring you THE KAISER OF ATLANTIS outdoors under an open-sided circus big top at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm, through Nov. 14! Spook on down to Stone Mountain’s Pumpkin Festival – Play by Day, Glow by Night, running through Nov. 1! 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 24

Have a bloody fangtastic time during a screening of F. W. Murnau’s silent horror classic NOSFERATU (1922) at Dad’s Garage Drive-In with live music accompaniment by Moloq at 7:30pm! Spook it up and catch a free drive-in screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at Duluth High School at 9:30pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta! Join Bi+ Georgia for A Haunted Halloween Picnic at Historic Oakland Cemetery at 12pm! Hard Labor Creek State Park creeps it up with their Haunted Village at 1pm! Check out The Village Corner’s Oktoberfest Prost at 1pm! Or pull your lederhosen and celebrate Oktoberfest with The Before Times at Eventide Brewing at 2:30pm! Spend the night with Chilly Winds and Ben Tricky during Outer Space Concerts at Waller’s! Stomp on down to From the Earth Brewing Company in Roswell for The Randall Bramblett Band Album Pre-Release Drive-In at 7pm! Get rocked with Poison’us at 37 Main! Spend the night with Yacht Rock Revue during their online concert, hosted by Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! Or spook on over to the Fernbank’s Ghostly Gatherings event at 6:30pm! Be safe and get down during Centennial Olympic Park’s Big Night Out! Concert Series, running through Oct. 25! Tonight you won’t want to miss the Marcus King Trio and Futurebirds, at 5:30pm! Check out the 35th Annual Halloween Hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 6pm! Geek it up and join The Force during the Lightsaber Pub Crawl starting at 3pm! Sarah Peacock Comes to Red Boots from Her House at 7pm! Get spooked and take the kiddies to Boo at the Zoo, from 9am – 5pm! 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! 

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, October 25

Neon Horror and Mary’s bring you macabre musical mashups during their virtual Necrodance event at 3pm! B-Movie Bonfire brings you a free online screening of Larry Buchanan’s CURSE OF THE SWAMP CREATURE (1968) at 8:30pm! Check out Live from the Drive-In and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Music of David Bowie at 6pm! Get a little haunted shopping in at the 50th edition of The Bizarre Bazaar being held at The Imperial in Decatur at 12pm! Historic Oakland Cemetery hosts a Virtual Pumpkin Carving Workshop at 2pm! Check out Tucker Brewing Co.’s Sunday Outdoor Blues Jam! Get spooked and take the kiddies to Boo at the Zoo, from 9am – 5pm! Be safe and get down during Centennial Olympic Park’s Big Night Out! Concert Series, running through Oct. 25! Tonight you won’t want to miss Big Boi & Friends, at 5:30pm! 

 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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