This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #42 – Jan. 25-31, 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 your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, January 25

Get folk-rocked as Athens, GA’s Adam Klein releases new EP LITTLE TIGER! The legendary Tom Jones recently shared his cover of Todd Snider’s “Talking Reality Television Blues” which you can listen to here.  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 26

Get bewitched and catch Witch Hunting Old & New with Professor Ronald Hutton online at 3pm! The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera bring you their virtual concert Dvorak & Ravel at 7pm! 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! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! 

 

Way Back Wednesday, January 27

Get really retro and catch Profs & Pints Online: Colonial Philly’s Organized Chaos at 7pm!  B-Movie Bonfire Jr. presents a free online screening of Dave Fleischer’s GULLIVER’S TRAVELS (1939) at 6pm! 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 today! 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 28

Catch the Sundance Film Festival at The Plaza Theatre , Atlanta’s Satellite Screen (indoors, Plaza Drive-In and Dad’s Garage Drive-In), through Feb. 3! Legendary rock singer and songwriter Ann Wilson has announced the premiere of her new single. “Tender Heart” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. 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 29

Get the blues with The Robert Cray Band at the Variety Playhouse! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt acoustic-style at Wild Wing Cafe in Dunwoody! Goth it up with Athens GA’s Entertainment’s new single, “Voyeur” on their upcoming EP HORROR PT. 1! Make your way to Athens for Sandy Creek Nature Center’s Owl Prowl at 7pm! Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert at 2pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Swell Saturday, January 30

Catch A Conversation with Joy Harjo online, hosted by the Broward County Library at 11am! Get artsy and check out a Virtual Guided Tour of Barcelona’s Picasso Museum and the Guadi at 6pm! Make your way to the Fernbank Museum for their Museum Chills & Science Thrills event from 6pm – 9pm! Get your ‘80s fix with The Breakfast Club Trivia online at 7pm! Or make your way to the Dixie Tavern for a night with Guardians of the Jukebox! Get spooked and join Chattanooga’s Paranormal Research Ghost Investigation’s Online Investigation of the Lotz House at 10pm! Get bluesy and catch Chris Cain online at 10pm! Frenchy & The Punk’s solo project, Guitarmy of One releases new single “I Spy the Prisoner” out now! 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 31

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 5pm! Catch the Jung Society of Atlanta’s Towards A Visionary Science: Introducing Jung’s Black Books at 2pm! Hey Pink Ladies and T-Birds, why not check out Grease (1978) Trivia Live-Stream at 6:30pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through today! 

 

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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