This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #34 – Nov. 23-29, 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 holiday hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, November 23

Twinkle it up with Six Flags as they present Candy Rush, the world’s largest drive-through animated holiday light show, through Jan. 3! ATL art-pop outfit Karaoke releases debut LP BLOOD, PISS, RELIGION, PAIN out now! Get intergalactic and check out Profesor Galactico’s new video for “Alien”! M.A.G.S. premieres new single and music video, “Smile” on Afropunk. A. A. Williams shares cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong” and announces cover album, SONGS FROM ISOLATION out Feb. 12! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, November 24

NOVA REX bassist Kenny Wilkerson releases charity cookbook “Rockin Recipes for Autism” featuring 57 world-famous rockers contributing recipes to raise awareness for Autism! The Georgia Musicale Group presents Study Room, an online event featuring Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” performed by UtakoTanigawa at 5pm! Check out Portland indie rock band Corvair’s video “Sunday Rockers” and catch out their self-titled LP to be released in Feb.!  Ann Wilson releases timely cover of Steve Earle’s “The Revolution Starts Now!” The Heartless Bastards share new video for “Revolutionhere! Or psyche it up with Guiding Light’s release of their new album, WEIRD PAINS, featuring covers of Nirvana, Leonard Cohen and Patty Griffin! Or skank it up as Goldfinger returns with new single “Wallflower!” Thelonious Monster releases new album OH THE MONSTER today! 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, November 25

Get criminal and catch a 20th Anniversary screening of Guy Ritchie’s SNATCH (2000) at The Plaza Theatre at 8pm! Hula on down and spend the holidays at The S.O.S. Tiki Bar in Decatur during their Mele Kalikimaka events through Dec.  31! Get the delta blues with Mudcat during Mudcat’s Livestream Wednesdays at 7pm! Get rocked at 37 Main in Avondale Estates during Hair Metal Invasion at 8pm! Classic SEDUCE now available on limited vinyl and other media! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! A Loss For Words celebrates 10 years of “MOTOWN CLASSICS”! Order Of Operations share their cover of “Psycho Killer,” and announce Talking Heads Covers EP LOVE ME TIL MY HEART STOPS, out Nov. 19! Tele Novella signs with Kill Rock Stars for sophomore LP, MERLYNN BELLE due out Feb 5, 2021 and unveils moody folk-tinged country ballad, “Technicolor Town!” Smith & Burrows share new track “Old TV Shows” and announce a new album ONLY SMITH & BURROWS IS GOOD ENOUGH, out Feb. 5!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, November 26

Gobble, Gobble, Hey! it up in ATLRetro! We wish all you Kool Kats a Happy Turkey Day! Check out The Bremen Museum’s virtual exhibition A Jazz Memoir, Photography by Herb Snitzer here! Glam it up with Uni’s mini-film, “Predator’s Ball”! 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, November 27

Film Noir it up and catch a 35mm print screening of John Huston’s classic, ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950) and you won’t want to miss the screening of Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER (1982) at The Plaza Theatre! Roots rock it up at Eddie’s Attic during Cody Marlowe’s Evergreen Album Release Show with The Murphs! Make your way to Criminal Records for their Record Store Black Friday event beginning at 9am! Funk it up with Space Kadet at Aisle 5! Get the delta blues with Mudcat during Mudcat’s Livestream Fridays at 2pm! Spend your Holidays on the Roof at Ponce City Roof! Get in the holiday spirit at Miracle at the Fox Marquee Club through Jan. 1! Geek it up and spend Black Friday at Battle & Brew! Get funky with the Hedonistas at City Winery! Get the blues with Skyler Saufley at Northside Tavern! Get down with the Sugar Plum Fairy as the Northeast Atlanta Ballet performs the NUTCRACKER at the Infinite Energy Center! Jazz it up at City Winery’s Jazz Brunch at 11am! Make your way to Corner Tavern Hapeville for Jack & Sally’s Pop Up Bar, through Dec. 4! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, November 28

Catch a special live Watch Party screening of ZAPPA (2020) on Alamo On Demand, featuring a Q&A with director Alex Winter at 8:30pm! Get down with the Sugar Plum Fairy as the Northeast Atlanta Ballet performs the NUTCRACKER at the Infinite Energy Center! Jazz it up at City Winery’s Jazz Brunch at 11am followed by the Hedonistas ! Make your way to Callanwolde Fine Arts Center for their Holiday Artists Market, through Dec. 4! Get down to Beverly Atlanta for the I Still Love the 90s Brunch Party at 11am, every Saturday through Dec. 26! Support local businesses during Indies First Small Business Saturday Pop Up in Downtown Decatur! Or make your way to the EAV Art Market at 2pm! Get rocked with Moses Mo of Mother’s Finest at 37 Main in Avondale! The Trilby Bros and Barry Richman bring you Bluetop Holiday Cheer at Bluetop Chamblee! Or rock out with Slippery When Wet at Madlife Stage & Studios! The holidays are upon us, so why not make your way to Stone Mountain Christmas, running through Jan. 3!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, November 29

Geek it up during the 5th Annual MSTIE Turkey Day Virtual Meet Up’s presentation of their Roast of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE at 3pm! Get down with the Sugar Plum Fairy as the Northeast Atlanta Ballet performs the NUTCRACKER at the Infinite Energy Center! Get down with St. Nick at a historic mansion during Santa at Rhodes Hall every weekend through Dec. 19! Ken Ford hosts a Jazz & Jokes Brunch at City Winery! Check out the L5P Corner Tavern’s Motorboat Drag Show from the safety of your home, or in person at 8pm! B-Movie Bonfire presents a free online screening of Harry Essex’s OCTAMAN (1971) at 9:30pm! Check out the Sunday Funday Pop Up Market at Lee+White at 1pm, every Sunday through Dec. 27! 


 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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