This Week in ATLRetro, Oct. 4-10, 2021

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Welcome to spooky season! We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our next installment filled with a week’s worth of hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and/or safely socially distanced (One helluva hybrid!)

Monday, October 4

Catch a screening of Thomas Hamilton’s documentary, BORIS KARLOFF: THE MAN BEHIND THE MONSTER (2021) at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema through Thur, Oct. 7! Folk rock it up Mongolian style with The Hu at the  Variety Playhouse! Chamber pop it up with Takenobu’s new album ALWAYS LEAVE A NOTE, out now! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! JD Pinkus (Butthole Surfers) shares “Slow Crawl” video from FUNGUS SHUI out now via Shimmy-Disc/Joyful Noise Recordings!

Tuesday, October 5

Get vintage and catch Bernadette Seacrest at Eddie’s Attic! Or stomp on over to the Variety Playhouse for a night with Waxahatchee! The Orange Coast College Multicultural Center presents an online event, Bill Campbell & Rachelle Cruz Discuss THE DAY THE KLAN CAME TO TOWN at 10pm! Take a walk on the supernatural side of science as ghostlike figures creep out of the shadowsandotherworldly creatures seemingly grow out of the ground during Fernbank’s annual Woodland Spirits Event through Nov. 7! Legendary folk singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards returns with a self-penned new album, RIGHT WHERE I AM! Stay Free Recordings releases BARMY LSD ARMY from acclaimed British street artist and Electronic musician Charles Uzzell Edwards!

Wednesday, October 6

Spook it up as NETHERWORLD Haunted House celebrates its 25th season, through Nov. 13! Be transported to a post-Edwardian England and catch Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, through mid-January! Battle & Brew brings you Video Game Horror Trivia at 8pm! Head on over to The Highlander and get intergalactically horrified during their Aliens-Themed Trivia on the patio! 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! Get jazzy and live stream (or in person) the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Drive-By TruckersJay Gonzalez shares duet with Michael Cerveris, Crying Through the Wall” streaming now with new album, BACK TO THE HIVE out now! New-Wave it up with Ronna Reason’s single “American Queen” and check out her self-titled debut EP! Stay Free Recordings has just released a new collaboration and single, “Consequences Coming,” from punk pioneer and former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and gamed guitarist Earl Slick!  

Thursday, October 7

Plazadrome (Videodrome) and Kool Kat Daniel Griffith with Ballyhoo Motion Pictures present David Lynch’s DUNE (1984) at the Plaza Theatre, which includes an intro to the film and a sneak peek at Griffith’s documentary, THE SLEEPER MUST AWAKEN: MAKING DUNE at 9pm! And don’t forget to buzz on over to catch a 35th Anniversary screening (indoor) of David Cronenberg’s THE FLY (1986) at 4:30pm, or catch it at the drive-in at 8:15pm! Check out Five Points, NYC’s Most Notorious 19th Century Slum webinar at 8pm. Check out Jazz Beat Productions’ new podcast, Doc’s Jazz Beat with host Doc Robinson! Boogie down during the 80s Alternative New Wave Synth Pop online event every Thursday at 10pm! Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company presents their online Pod-Casket 11, every Thursday at 4pm! 

Friday, October 8

Have a terrifically terrifying time at the 8th Annual Monsterama Con: The Tomb of Monsterama (& SpyCon 2!), spooking through Oct. 10 [Keep your eyes peeled for our Top 10 Terrifying Reasons to Attend article coming soon!]! Get hellacious and rock on down to the Star Bar for a night with Leucine Zipper & The Zinc Fingers, The Mondellos (Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello) and Eureka Failure! Why not roll in the hay while catching a screening of Mel Brooks’ killer comedy YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) at Strand Marietta at 8pm! Or make your way to the Plaza Theatre as they kick off the weekend with some killer screenings of Richard Kelly’s DONNIE DARKO (2001) and Pete Docter’s MONSTERS INC. (2001)! Get bewitched during Fernbank After Dark: Potions & Poisons! Spook on down to Halloweentown Marketplace brought to you by Cryptid Creatives Collective, 5pm – 9pm! Spend An Evening with Charlie Wilson online at 7pm! Make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall for The Monkees Farewell Tour! Boogie down to 529 for Partyup: A Prince Dance Party! Time Warp it up with Lips Down on Dixie at the Plaza Theatre’s screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at 10pm! 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!

Saturday, October 9

Stomp on down to The Oakhurst Porchfest 2021 from 12pm to 7pm! Head on over to the Red Light Café for Nancy Gaddy: Sexy at Sixty! Get your Americana fix with Caleb Caudle at Eddie’s Attic! Shake a horrorific tail feather at The Highlander’s Destination Unknown: 80’s New Wave Halloween party! Have a chilling good time at the Fernbank’s Antarctic Dinosaur Celebration at 10am! Get folksy and check out the Fall Festival on Ponce 2021! Wussy Mag Presents Bottom’s Up! A Drag Brunch at City Winery! Check out Cryptid Creatives Collective’s Black Cat Art Market from 1pm – 5pm! Hometowns to Hollywood LLC brings you their online event, Bombshells: Hollywood’s Leading Ladies at 2pm! Rock out with Toad the Wet Sprocket at The Eastern! Make your way to the Outer Space at Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Artist Market Saturday event, every Saturday from 10am – 2pm, with live music! The Beverly Atlanta brings you their I Still Love the 90s Brunch Party every Saturday!

Sunday, October 10

Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new album THE SINGING BIRD’S SOFT TRAP! Get folksy and check out the Fall Festival on Ponce 2021! Frankly Scarlett pays tribute to The Grateful Dead at Steady Hand Beer Co.! Check out the Craig Brown Band at The Earl! Sixties/ seventies-inspired indie popper, Stacey, shares new single and video, “Strange (But I Like it),” out now! Swedish psychedelic indie-rock outfit La Fleur Fatale release anniversary single and music video, ”Skydancer!”

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