This Week in ATLRetro – Halloween Home Edition #31 – Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 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 Halloween fun you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, October 26

Have a killer good time during The Plaza Theatre’s screening of Sean S. Cunningham’s FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980) at 8:15pm! Kino Now celebrates its first anniversary with a free binge for all you cinephiles, through Nov. 15, check it out here! Get haunted virtually during DooGallery’s annual Haunted Art Show, running through Oct. 31! Get old-timey with Old Crow Medicine Show during their live streaming concert at 8pm! Get down with Arrested Development for two shows at City Winery! Get really retro as Rolecall presents their Shakespeare in the Ponce presentation of TWELFTH NIGHT, through Nov. 17! Get spooky with Move Club Monday’s live discussion of Barry Sonnenfeld’s THE ADDAMS FAMILY (1991) at 8pm! Get monsterific with screenings of Pixar’s MONSTERS, INC (2001) at AMC theatres across Atlanta, through Nov. 1! Do some good this spooky season and donate tasty treats during the Feed the Pumpkin Food Drive, hosted by The Point, 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! 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 27

Creep on down to The Plaza Theatre’s screening of John Carl Buechler’s TROLL (1986) at 8:15pm! Get down with Arrested Development for two shows at City Winery! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! 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 28

Have a demonically good time during Battle & Brew’s Evil Dead Trivia at 8pm! Folk rock it up during Chris Knight’s live stream concert, hosted by Eddie’s Attic! Or get rootsy with Cody Marlowe at Sweetwater Brewing Company! 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! 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! 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 29

Plazadrome presented by Videodrome and The Plaza Theatre presents a creaturific good time with a Plaza Drive-In screening of John Fawcett’s GINGERSNAPS (2000) at 7:30pm! Spend the night in a haunted castle during Legends & Lore at Rhodes Hall at 7pm, through Oct. 30! Get bewitched with a live broadcast of The History of Witchcraft at 8pm! Or spook it up during Queen Mary Live, a Virtual Haunt and Music Fest, through Nov. 1! Check out 7 Stage’s virtual premiere of Elizabeth Dinkova’s TIT  at 7pm, running through Nov. 2! Have a hellacious good time during Rolecall’s Hell Over Heels dating game-show at 9pm, through Oct. 31! Or get some haunting laughs during Scofflaw Brewing Company’s Ha-Ha Halloween at 8pm! Get intergalactic with Movies on the Lawn’s screening of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. (1982) and other fun activities, beginning at 6pm! 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! 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! Spend the night with Tyler Neal on the patio at Napoleon’s! Honky-tonk it up with Jason Eady at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown! 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 30

Have a killer time and celebrate 100 years of Robert Wiene’s THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1921) with a Zoom screening and musical accompaniment by Wormwood, hosted by WordsFest London Canada at 7pm! The Plaza Theatre with Lips Down on Dixie time-warps it up with a screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at 11:55pm! Get monsterific during Aurora Theatre’s Monster Mash Bash Cabaret, online at 6pm, through Nov. 1! Check out Profs & Pints Online: What Sparked Witch Burnings at 7pm! Spend the night in a haunted castle during Legends & Lore at Rhodes Hall at 7pm! Have a screaming good time at Fernbank’s annual adults-only Fright Night at 7pm! Boogie down under the full moon with The Rainmen during their Halloween Special at Tin Roof Cantina! It’s freaky Friday at the Havana Club ATL with their Freak Show event! Hang with the undead and catch a free drive-in screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at Bill Head Funeral Home in Duluth at 9:30pm! Spook it up with Movies on the Lawn’s screenings of Bill Menenez’s IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN (1966), followed by Pixar’s MONSTERS, INC (2001) and other fun activities, beginning at 6pm! Pick up some creepy creations during EAV Farmers Market’s Hocus Pocus Market at 5pm! Howl at the moon with Battle & Brew during their Halloween Weekend events! Boogie down with the bogey man during Atlanta Masquerade, a free outdoor event! Get haunted atThe Legion Theatre with TheatreExtreme during Cartersville Ghost Tours, through Oct. 30! Help support the 2021 L5P Halloween Parade with the L5PBA Venmo Raffle with a live drawing at 6pm! Check out the 35th Annual Halloween Hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 6pm! Cash Unchained pays tribute to “The Man in Black” at 37 Main! Or catch Departure’s tribute to Journey at City Winery! Pigs on a String perform the music of Pink Floyd at Napoleon’s! Check out the 35th Annual Halloween Hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 6pm! 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 31

Bring the kiddies and Monster Mash it up at the Center for Puppetry Arts at 10am – 5pm! Get your Halloween scare with Tiki Tango and their Nightmare on 13th Street event! Or make your way to Charis Books for their Halloween Porch Pop-Up at 12pm! The Plaza Theatre with Lips Down on Dixie time-warps it up with a screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at 8:30pm and 11:55pm! Get spooked at Park Tavern’s A Maskerade Halloween Party! Haunt on down to East View Cemetery Association’s A Grave Affair at 4pm! Monster Mash it up with Ponce City Market’s Halloween on the Roof! Cigar City Club Plaza brings you their Halloween Mask-erade Costume Party! Get some spooky shopping done at the Mystic District Marketplace: The Freak Show Edition! Be a nocturnal beast and check out the Fernbank Forest Night Walk at 6:30pm! Bird Dog Jubilee dishes out a Halloween bash at Tucker Brewing Company! Spook on down to Little 5 Points Corner Tavern for their Halloween Costume Party! Get spooky and kooky during Neon Horror and Mary’s Hell No Ween virtual and live events! The Iberian Pig in Decatur gets bloody during their Virtual Murder Mystery at 7:30pm! Check out the Heck House’s Drag the Blue Moon to Heck comedy show at 8pm! Black Cat DC rocks out with their Eighties Mayhem/Halloween 80s Virtual Party at 9pm! Catch a screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at MadLife Stage & Studios at 9:30pm! Get bewitched with Movies on the Lawn’s screening of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993) and other fun activities, beginning at 6pm! Boogie down at Suite Food Lounge’s Halloween Fest! Get some soul as Kyshona Comes to Red Boots Roots from Her Home at 7pm! Stomp on down to Matilda’s for the Michelle Malone Duo CD Release Party! Get spooked and take the kiddies to Boo at the Zoo, from 9am – 5pm! 

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, November 1

The Plaza Theatre gets monstrous with their Silent Cinema Series with a screening of Lon Cheney’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925), featuring live music on the Mighty Plaza Organ by Ken Double and Daniel Mata at 8:30pm! Folklore Haunted House creeps it up with their Send in the Clowns! event at 7:30pm! Check out the Holiday Pop Up Market at Lee+White at 1pm, every Sunday through Dec. 27! Make your way to Park Tavern for their Sunset Sessions Featuring Ides of June!


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 *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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