This Week in ATLRetro, October 18-24, 2021

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We hope you have one helluva Halloween Season! This Week we are bringing you a week’s worth of hellacious hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and/or safely socially distanced!

Monday, October 18

Get retro rocked with Jon Spencer & The HITMakers at The Earl! Spend the night with Hamilton Leithauser & Kevin Morby at the Variety Playhouse! Catch a screening of Todd Haynes’ documentary, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND (2021) at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema! Latin Ska Reggae Band MENTO BURU releases SKALLOWEEN which promises a skankin’ spooky time! 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 19

Entertainment rocks out with the release of their album, HORROR PART 1, out now! Get terror-ized at Nights of Fright on Memorial, through Oct. 31! Make your way to The Nest in Kennesaw for Horror Trivia Night! Catch a screening of Todd Haynes’ documentary, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND (2021) at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema! 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 20

The Ghastly Dreadfuls are back serving up a deliciously old-school cocktail of vaudeville-esque humor, horror and hijinx, this Halloween season at the Center for Puppetry Arts, through Oct. 30! Get down to Battle & Brew for Movie Horror Trivia! Catch a screening of Todd Haynes’ documentary, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND (2021) at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema, and stick around for Mary Wharton’s TOM PETTY, SOMEWHERE YOU FEEL FREE (2021)! Head on over to The Highlander and get intergalactically horrified during their A Nightmare on Elm Street-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! 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 21

The Plaza Theatre has a killer line-up this week with John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN (1978) at 4:45pm, Andrzej Zulawski’s POSSESSION (1981) at 7pm and Chuck Russell’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3 (1987) via PLAZADROME at 9:30pm! Get haunted and check out the annual Fox Theatre Ghost Tours, through Oct. 26! Or spook on down to L5P for the Little 5 Points Ghost Tours, through Nov. 6! Catch a screening of Todd Haynes’ documentary, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND (2021) at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema, and stick around for Mary Wharton’s TOM PETTY, SOMEWHERE YOU FEEL FREE (2021)! Get spooked virtually during The World’s Most Haunted House online ghost hunt at 4pm! Experience a blast from the past during the Back to the Future Movie Trivia online at 8:30pm! 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 22

Stomp on over to the Star Bar for a night with Andrea & Mud! Day 1 of the 3-day 2021 Shaky Knees Festival has arrived at Atlanta’s Central Park, chock full of retro-inspired tunes through Oct. 24! Rock on down and catch Foo Fighters, Local H, Amigo the Devil, Frankie & The Witch Fingers and more! Aurora Theatre and the City of Lawrenceville announce Grand Opening Celebration for the Lawrenceville Arts Center, Oct. 22-24! Make your way to Bogg Social & Supply for one helluva good time, 80s style with Palm Ghosts! Spend the night with Neal Francis at The Masquerade! Have a hellacious good time with Kool Kats The Casket Creatures and more at The Highlander! Make your way to the Outer Space at Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with The Good Graces and more! End of the Line pays tribute to The Allman Brothers at Strand Marietta! 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 23

Kool Kat Chris Hamer (UrbnPop) geeks it up and brings you Legion Comic Convention in Smyrna from 12pm – 5pm! Get intergalactic with a 35mm screening of Tim Burton’s MARS ATTACKS (1996) at the Plaza Theatre at 9:30pm! Have a killer time at Day 2 of the 2021 Shaky Knees Festival with Alice Cooper, Garbage, The Hives, Living Colour, Larkin Poe, The Low Country Jukes and more! Get your ghoul on at the Star Bar during The Tomb Tones’ Pre-Halloween Party with V-8 Death Car and El Capitan & The Reluctant Sadists! Fernbank Museum brings you Bugs, Bats & Bones this spooky season! Have a ghastly good time with a screening of Ivan Reitman’s GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) at Town Center Park in Suwannee at 6pm! Make your way to The Battery for a haunted cemetery themed Fright Night Halloween Party! BOO-gie down and catch an ‘80s Halloween Dance Party online at 9pm! 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! 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 24

Spook on down to the Fernbank’s Ghostly Gathering, from 6pm – 9pm! It’s your last chance to rock out during Day 3 of the 2021 Shaky Knees Festival with The Strokes, Modest Mouse, Orville Peck, All Them Witches and more! Get intergalactic with a 35mm screening of Tim Burton’s MARS ATTACKS (1996) at the Plaza Theatre at 3:30pm! Make your way to Battle & Brew for Tarot Night! Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new album THE SINGING BIRD’S SOFT TRAP! 

 

ONGOING

Spook it up as NETHERWORLD Haunted House celebrates its 25th season, through Nov. 13! 

Spook on down to Stone Mountain’s Pumpkin Festival: Play by Day, Glow by Night, through Oct. 31! 

Make your way to Fear the Woods Haunted Attraction in Stockbridge, every weekend through Oct. 31!

 13 Stories Haunted House terrifies in Newnan through Oct. 31!

The Georgia Renaissance Festival has teamed up with 13 Stories Haunted House to open Atlanta’s newest outdoor haunted experience, The Village, in Fairburn through Oct. 31!

Get terror-ized at Nights of Fright on Memorial, through Oct. 31!

Folklore Haunted House scares it up in Acworth! 

Little 5 Points Ghost Tours, spookin’ it up through Nov. 6! 

Be transported to a post-Edwardian England and catch Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, through mid-January!

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