This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #36 – Dec. 7-13, 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, December 7

Twinkle it up with Six Flags as they present Candy Rush, the world’s largest drive-through animated holiday light show, through Jan. 3! Make your way to Atlantic Station for their safe, drive-through Atlanta Festival of Lights, through Jan 18! Spend your Holidays on the Roof at Ponce City Roof! Skate into the holidays at Park Tavern’s Miracle on 10th Street/The Rink through Jan. 17! Get intergalactic and check out Profesor Galactico’s new video for “Alien”! 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, December 8

Check out the Dekalb History Center’s online Lunch & Learn: Athos Menaboni presented by Russell Clayton at 12pm! Red City Radio releases punk-infused full-length album PARADISE available now via Pure Noise Records! Check out Brad Palermo & The Shadow Queens’s new holiday single, “Satan Won the War on Christmas!” New Found Glory kicks off the holiday season with new track “December’s Here!” Stream art house cinema at home on Cohen Media Channel, with a special 50% off promo code provided by Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema (“Landmark”), available through Dec. 15! NOVA REX bassist Kenny Wilkerson releases charity cookbook “Rockin Recipes for Autism” featuring 57 world-famous rockers contributing recipes to raise awareness for Autism! Help support the Atlanta Film Festival via their Kickstarter to ensure 2021’s festival is a success! The Strand brings you their A Christmas Tradition: Revisited, a 48-hour video on demand rental here! Kino Now presents Ric Burns’ documentary, OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE (2019), available to buy and rent digitally. 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, December 9

Spend the holidays at the Center for Puppetry Arts as they present a special exhibit, Very Merry Puppetry: Puppets of Holidays Past, Present and Future through the month of December! Bring your furry friends and get down with St. Nick at a historic mansion during Santa at Rhodes Hall: Pet Night! Spend the night with Frankly Scarlet (Grateful Dead tribute) and others during the online Friendship Music Festival at 8pm! Get jazzy as Alice Phoebe Lou announces new album, GLOW and shares first single, “Dusk“! 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! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 9pm! 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, December 10

Plazadrome (Videodrome and The Plaza Theatre), along with Kool Kat Daniel Griffith of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures, gets weird presents a Plaza Drive-In screening of William Grefe’s WHISKEY MOUNTAIN (1977), along with an excerpt of Griffith’s “They Came from the Swamp: The Films of William Grefe” (2016) at 7:30pm! Get spooky with author Daniel Braum and night one of the New York Ghost Story Festival at 7pm! Or check out The Plaza’s other screenings, James Erskin’s 2019 documentary, BILLIE indoors at 4:30pm, Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING (1980) at Dad’s Garage Drive-In at 7:30pm, and Jeremiah Chechik’s CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) in 35mm indoors at 8:30pm! 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, December 11

Alamo on Demand gets festive ‘n’ strange and presents their online Found Footage Festival Holiday Party at 9pm! The Plaza Theatre is where it’s at this holiday season! Make your way indoors for a 35mm screening of Shane Black’s KISS KISS BANG BANG (2005) in 35mm at 8:30pm, a Plaza Drive-In screening of Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993) at 7:30pm, and a Dad’s Garage Drive-In screening of John Landis’s TRADING PLACES (1983) at 7:30pm! Make your way to FAB Friday Pop-Up in Decatur at Charis Books, from 4-9pm, and go online for their Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence encore event featuring a screening of Hal and Henry Jacobs’s 2019 documentary and more at 7pm! Back in Black pays tribute to AC/DC at 37 Main Avondale Estates! Or check out Fernbank After Dark: Holiday Spirits at 7pm! The Neva Lomason Memorial Library (Carrollton) presents their outdoor Movie Night featuring Brian Henson’s THE MUPPETS CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992) at 5:30pm! TUSK pays tribute to Fleetwood Mac at Madlife Stage & Studios! Get southern rocked virtually with Jobe Fortner at Eddie’s Attic! Get rootsy with Fire & The Knife at Tucker Brewing Company! Interstellar Echos pays tribute to Pink Floyd acoustically with Pigs on a String at Napoleon’s! Daniel Vernon’s documentary THE CHANGIN’ TIMES OF IKE WHITE (2019) opens via The Plaza Theatre’s Virtual Cinema here, hosted by Kino Lorber Marquee! Catch the Alliance Theatre’s drive-in production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE LIVE RADIO PLAY, through Dec. 23! Get in the holiday spirit at Miracle at the Fox Marquee Club through Jan. 1! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here! The holidays are upon us, so why not make your way to Stone Mountain Christmas, running through Jan. 3! 

Scintillating Saturday, December 12

Hey all you naughty boys and girls! You won’t want to miss Battle & Brew’s Krampusnacht Holiday Market from 1-5pm! Get your Americana fix with Tyler Key & The Strangers at Waller’s Coffee Shop’s Outer Space concert event! Boogie down outside at the Tin Roof Cantina with The Rainmen! Or make your way to the EAV Holiday Gift Market! Spend the night with KT Tunstall at City Winery (2 shows)! The Trolley Barn presents their outdoor Holiday Cabaret, every weekend through December! Check out Dave Koz & Friends – The Greatest Hits of Christmas 2020 online at 8pm! Rock on down to the Star Bar for Punk Rock Night! Spook it up this holiday season with a monster matinee of Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993) at The Plaza Theatre at 1:30pm! Get spooky with author Daniel Braum and the New York Ghost Story Festival at 7pm! Make your way to The Cathedral of St. Philip for their Holiday Artist Market, hosted by Peachtree Road Farmers Market! Or check out Brookhaven Farmers Market’s Season Finale artists market! Westside Provisions District presents their Tinsel & Twine Holiday Market, every weekend through Dec. 19! Get saxxy with Quincy Chapman at Tucker Brewing Company! Get down with Becky Shaw (Just Roxie) at her Red Boots Roots online show at 7pm! Get down with St. Nick at a historic mansion during Santa at Rhodes Hall every weekend through Dec. 19! Or get your holiday fix at Fernbank’s Holiday Hangouts, featuring access to their Winter Wonderland exhibit, oversized snow globes, a sock skating rink and more! Get down to Beverly Atlanta for the I Still Love the 90s Brunch Party at 11am, every Saturday through Dec. 26!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, December 13

Get wild and check out the Fernbank Forest Walk at 9:30am! The Trolley Barn presents their outdoor Holiday Cabaret, every weekend through December! Head into Waller’s Coffee Shop’s Outer Space for W8ing4UFOs’ Record Release Show! Get down with St. Nick at a historic mansion during Santa at Rhodes Hall every weekend through Dec. 19! 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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