This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #47 – March 1-7, 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, March 1

Rialto Center for the Arts presents their virtual “Sisters in Song: Saluting Jazz’s Greatest Divas” at 8pm! Space Cadet release new song/video for “Bad Luck” out on their debut album LION ON A LEASH out March 26, produced by The Bouncing SoulsPete Steinkopf! The legendary Tom Jones recently shared his cover of Todd Snider’s “Talking Reality Television Blues” which you can listen to here. Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! 

Timeless Tuesday, March 2

Nerd Union presents a screening of Joss Whedon’s SERENITY at 8pm! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Get your Americana fix as Envoy Records announce their debut release, a split single featuring “Phoenix” by Elijah Ocean and “Let’s Go” by Peter Donovan, available now!

Way Back Wednesday, March 3

Reggae it up during a livestream of Bandwidth Live Featuring Natti Love Joys at 7pm! Have a bloody good time at Battle & Brew during their Buffy the Vampire Geek Trivia at 8pm! Get horrorfied and catch the online event, Feminine Macabre ft. Alex Matsuo & Cherise Williams at 8pm! Guac y Margys presents their FRIENDS Trivia Night at 7pm! Catch The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s VOD Donny Most – Mostly Swingin’ featuring the Orlando Jazz Orchestra! 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! Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) shares “What Are You Gonna Do” video via Brooklyn Vegan, with BORN STUPID out now! 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, March 4

Make your way to the Plaza Theatre for an indoor screening of Andrei Tarkosvsky’s MIRROR (1975) at 8:30pm! The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and California Antiquarian Book Fair present the California Book Fair through March 6! Life’s a mystery, so why not check out the virtual event, A Look Into the Life of Sherlock Holmes at 1pm! Elton Live! pays tribute to Elton John at Park Bench! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Fairy Tales as American Scripture at 7pm! Atlanta-based rock band glimmers announce new EP WORLDS APART and share new single “Not Good At Goodbyes!” 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. Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown! Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert!

Freaky Friday, March 5

Catch Drivin N Cryin at the Coca-Cola Roxy! Get your Americana fix during Eddie Owens Presents: Shawn Mullins LiveStream at 7pm! The Plaza Theatre screens SHREK (2001) and Sidney Lumet’s THE WIZ (1978) starting today! Get the blues with Mike Veal at Napoleon’s! Drive-By TruckersJay Gonzalez shares duet with Michael Cerveris, Crying Through the Wall” streaming now with new album, BACK TO THE HIVE out today! The Wild Wild West Con presents their virtual Wild West Steampunk event through March 6! ‘84 pays tribute to Van Halen at MadLife Stage & Studios! Get retro ‘n’ weird with The Blibbering Humdingers’ online Positively Gruntled Show at 7pm! Departure pays tribute to Journey with special guest JACKWAGON at 37 Main Avondale Estates! The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and California Antiquarian Book Fair present the California Book Fair through March 6! DJ FernandoF brings you Flashback Friday, with a live video blend of 70s, 80s, 90s and more at Hot Betty’s Breakfast Bar in Tucker! A.A. Williams shares cover of The Pixies “Where Is My Mind? and her SONGS FROM ISOLATION covers album is out now on Bella Union! Goth it up with Athens GA’s Entertainment’s new single, “Voyeur” on their upcoming EP HORROR PT. 1! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Swell Saturday, March 6

Get your reggae and ska fix at Park Tavern during the Oyster Crawfish Festival with Beauregard & the Downright and more! Southern Soul it up as Rissi Palmer Comes to Red Boots Roots online at 7pm! The Purple Madness pays tribute to Prince at Madlife Stage & Studio! Rock out with Asphalt Valentine at 37 Main Avondale Estates! Magnolia Express brings The Good Time Show back to Napoleon’s! Jazz it up with the Larry Fuller Trio with special guest Warren Wolf online at 8pm! IRON Mullet delivers a night of historical hard rock and classic metal at Dixie Tavern! Get smooth 70s and 80s-style with Dock Rock Radio at Hi-Tops in Cumming! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Michelle Malone! Experience a Virtual Guided Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem at 7pm! The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and California Antiquarian Book Fair present the California Book Fair through today! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Rock N Taco in Roswell! New Jersey based power pop rock group The Mylars announce the release of their high energy rendition of the 1970’s Pilot smash hit, “Magic!”

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, March 7

The Creative Cryptid Collective presents their Sunday Funday Markets, every Sunday in March from 1pm – 5pm! Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta presents their Sunday Cinema & Lunch featuring Disney’s THE LION KING (1994) at 1pm! Get down with The Bluegrass Kings at Steady Hand! Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company presents online STRICTLY SHERLOCK at 2:30pm as part of the Leeds Lit Fest! Catch Cobra Kai & Karate Kid (1984) Trivia online at 8:30pm! Frenchy and the Punk (check out our AnachroCon Performer Spotlight here) release their cover of Blondie’s “Hanging on the Telephone” today! Check out the Music of the African People online at 4pm, a twelve week virtual program that explores the contributions of African people! Get monsterific and catch The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm through May 2, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! 


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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