This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #41 – Jan. 18-24, 2021

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 hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from the comfort of your own home and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, January 18

Join the Atlanta History Center’s virtual event, Stephen Kendrick and Paul Kendrick in Conversation with Charles Black and Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. at 4pm! Get your 80s fix at Diesel Tap House during their 80s Sitcoms Trivia at 7pm! Or get your broadway musical fix with Rent Trivia Live-Stream at 8:30pm! Make your way to Atlantic Station for their safe, drive-through Atlanta Festival of Lights, through today! Boogie down during the online Wilkerson Blues Practice 2021 at 8pm! A.A. Williams shares cover of The Pixies “Where Is My Mind? and her SONGS FROM ISOLATION covers album is due out Feb. 12 on Bella Union! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, January 19

In celebration of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday, spook it up as The Raven Society presents their online event, Perceptions of Poe, Pictures of Horror at 6:3opm! Join the Atlanta Film Society during their online Eat, Drink & B-Indie: Sundance Film Festival in Atlanta, as they discuss this year’s programming and The Plaza Theatre being an official Satellite Screen for the festival, at 7:30pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Help support the Atlanta Film Festival via their Kickstarter to ensure 2021’s festival is a success! 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! 

Way Back Wednesday, January 20

Get bard-y and catch Seven Minute Shakespeare Rolecall Theatre at Ponce City Market! Get your Swing fix in the comfort of your own home every Wednesday, with WE Swing Dance’s Online Dance at 7pm! Or swing on down to 57th Fighter Group Restaurant for West Coast Swing Wednesdays at 6:30pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Get merry with midtown’s favorite Ice Queen, Aspen York, during Park Tavern’s Wednesday’s Are A “Drag” at 8pm, every Wednesday through Jan. 27! 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, January 21

Charis Books and the Auburn Avenue Research Library bring you their virtual Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale – Tim Fielder in Conversation with Edward Hall and Victor LaValle at 7:30pm! Catch a screening of Wong Kar-wai’s THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000) at The Plaza Theatre indoors at 8:30pm! Boogie down virtually during the DJ deadParrot Live Stream, dishing out dark 80s and more at 10pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt acoustic-style at Smokin’ Cues! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, January 22

Get your 80s MTV-era fix with Electric Avenue’s live stream, hosted by Madlife Stage & Studios at 7pm! The Plaza Theatre gets criminal and kicks off the weekend with screenings of Robert RodriguezEL MARIACHI (1992), Tom Tykwer’s RUN LOLA RUN (1998) and the Coen BrothersBLOOD SIMPLE (1984)! Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert at 2pm! Get southern rocked with AFTM at City Winery! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! 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! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Swell Saturday, January 23

Post-punk it up with Bush Tetras Live from New York City online at 9pm! Or have a bloody good time virtually during The Evil Dead with Live Commentary by Bruce Campbell at 9pm! Check out the Zuckerman Museum of Art’s Spring 2021 Opening Day event from 10am – 5pm, which includes a new comic exhibit, “The 9th Art: Frames and Thought Bubbles!” Sail the open seas and make your way to Fernbank’s Pirate Day at 10am! Get jazzy with an online concert featuring the Larry Fuller Trio w/ Special Guest Peter Bernstein at 9pm! Frenchy & The Punk’s solo project, Guitarmy of One releases new single “I Spy the Prisoner” out today! Check out Drive-By Truckers’ lyric video for “Tough to Let Go.”Rock on down to the Star Bar for Punk Rock Night! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, January 24

Get monsterific and catch The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm through May 2, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! Get really retro and catch the Egypt Virtual Tour of Karnak Temples at 10am! Dominique Fils-Aimé debuts gets soulful with “While We Wait.” Film noir it up and celebrate 80 years of John Huston’s THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) at theatres across Atlanta! Check out Profs & Pints Online: The History of Tibetan Buddhism at 7pm! B-Movie Bonfire presents a free online screening of Ed Wood’s GLEN OR GLENDA (1953) at 9:30pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! 


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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