This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #39 – Jan. 4-10, 2021

Posted on: Jan 4th, 2021 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Welcome to 2021! 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 4

Make your way to Atlantic Station for their safe, drive-through Atlanta Festival of Lights, through Jan 18! Spend your Holidays on the Roof at Ponce City Roof! Skate into the holidays at Park Tavern’s Miracle on 10th Street/The Rink through Jan. 17! 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 5

Get your 80s fix and check out Ferris Bueller’s Day off Trivia online at 8:30pm! 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! The Strand brings you their A Christmas Tradition: Revisited, a 48-hour video on demand rental here! 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 6

Get sleuthy and catch Profs & Pints Online: Investigating Sherlock Holmes at 7pm! Catch a screening of Wong Kar-Wai’s FALLEN ANGELS (1995) indoors at The Plaza Theatre at 8:30pm! 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 7

Spend the night at one of the most famous museums in the world with A Virtual Guided Tour of Louvre at 7pm! Get countrified with Ray Scott at Eddie’s Attic! Catch a screening of Wong Kar-Wai’s FALLEN ANGELS (1995) at The Plaza Theatre’s Dad’s Garage Drive-In at 7:15pm! 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 8

Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert at 2pm! Catch a screening of Wong Kar-Wai’s HAPPY TOGETHER (1997) indoors at The Plaza Theatre! Funk it up safely in the comfort of your own home during the Atlanta Brazilian Corona Carnival at 4pm! Elton Live pays tribute to Elton John at 37 Main Avondale Estates! 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

Scintillating Saturday, January 9

Get monsterific during the virtual Creature Features 50th Anniversary Celebration at 7pm! The New Bedford Whaling Museum presents the 25th Anniversary of their readathon of Herman Melville’s MOBY DICK online during their 2021 Moby Dick Marathon at 11:30am! Make your way to EAV and support local artists at Market in the Garden at 2pm! Check out Atlanta’s Jim Stacy’s Hustle Kitchen Drive Up-Drive Off Pop Up Tamalcalypse 2021 at the Star Bar from 3pm-6pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho Devilles at Motorheads! Mock of Ages pays tribute to Def Leppard at the Dixie Tavern! Catch a screening of Wong Kar-Wai’s HAPPY TOGETHER (1997) indoors at The Plaza Theatre at 8:30pm! 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 10

Sci-fi it up with An Afternoon of Asimov at 3pm! Take a live virtual tour of Vincent van Gogh’s life and artistic career via the Vincent van Gogh Art Tour at 2pm! You won’t want to miss Piano Sonata by Philip Glass at 6pm, running through Jan. 12! B-Movie Bonfire presents a free online screening of Robert N. Bradbury’s BLUE STEEL (1934) 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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ATLRetro’s Throw Back to the 20th Century New Year’s Eve Guide – Our Top Ten Vitally Vintage Eras for Toasting 2021

Posted on: Dec 21st, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get to roarin’ and ring in a much-needed vintage New Year with ATLRetro! Help us safely welcome with open arms 2021 while kicking 2020 to the curb! Start the New Year off with a bang with all the hoppin’ virtual and socially distanced shindigs we’ve dug up just for you!

1. PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ & ALL THAT JAZZ. Celebrate the New Year in style! Flap on over to Red Phone Booth’s annual Roaring 20s NYE Party featuring a full band with Yacht Rock Schooner and more! Gatsby it up at Ventanas during their Gatsby Penthouse NYE Party at 8:30pm! Jazz it up during Pink Martini’s NYE Good Riddance 2020! online concert at 3pm! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm (12/30)!

2. BLUES, SOUL & FUNK, OH MY. Funk it up this NYE! Head on down to the bayou for a virtual Mudcat New Year’s Eve at 11:30pm! Get down and funk it up with Lola at the Northside Tavern’s NYE Party)! Raise a Ruckus with Eddie 9V & His Big Band at Blind Willie’s this NYE! $40/Doors at 7pm. Get some soul with Davis & The Love at Park Tavern’s Goodbye 2020 NYE Party! Funk it up with The Orange Constant at Best End Brewing Co.!

3. HEY! HO! LET’S GO! Hey all you miscreants, why not rock into the New Year! Brotherhood pays tribute to The Doobie Brothers livestreaming this NYE hosted by Eddie Owens Presents – Red Clay Theatre! Nightrain rocks out and pays tribute to Guns ‘n’ Roses at 37 Main Avondale Estates at 9pm!

4. I PUT A SPELL ON YOU: MONSTERS, MADNESS & WITCHY FUN. Battle & Brew gets mad during their Mad Hatter’s NYE Tea Party featuring free console gaming all night, photo booth, complimentary champagne at midnight and more! $30/Doors at 7pm!

5. RAISE A ROCKABILLY/FOLKSY/ROOTSY RUCKUS. Raise a ruckus and have a helluva NYE with Kool Kat Hot Rod Waltand the Psycho-DeVillesat The Social Goat Tavern in Covington! Folk rock it up with The Avett Brothers during their Virtual NYE Concert at 8pm! For a New Year’s Eve filled with foot stompin’ Americana, blues and rock ‘n’ roll, make your way to Eddie’s Attic for two hoppin’ helpings of the sultry Michelle Malone Band and her 23rd annual New Year’s Eve Bash!

6. SMOOTH OPERATOR.  Get your soft rock fix at MadLife Stage & Studios as On the Border pays tribute to The Eagles with two NYE shows (8pm and 10:30pm)!

7. LIFE’S A BEACH. Hula on down and spend the holidays at The S.O.S. Tiki Bar in Decatur during their NYE Celebration beginning at 5pm (reservations required)!

8. THE CURE FOR BANANARAMA. Electric Avenuerings in the New Year with a night of MTV-era rockin’ online here at 10pm and can be viewed through Jan. 3! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finchwith Denim Arcade at Del Rio Mexican Grill in Dacula at 9:30pm!

9. MASQUERADES AND GALAS GALORE. Get dressed to the nines and make your way to Dancing Skulls for their NYE Masquerade Party! $75 entry fee includes preset menu, a cocktail, and a champagne toast at midnight! Doors at 7:30pm! Hey all you lovers of glitz and glam! Shimmy on down to the NYE: Pink Elephant Cabaret virtual party at 1:30am!

10. SCI-FI IT UP & More. 
Jumanji it up at My Sister’s Room during their socially distanced New Year’s Eve Party! Doors at 7:30pm! Spend NYE at Atlanta Botanical Gardens set against the glimmering backdrop of Garden Lights at 9:30pm! Get really retro during Shakespeare’s New Year’s Shakin’ Eve online at 9:30pm!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #38 – Dec. 21-27, 2020

Posted on: Dec 21st, 2020 By:

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 holiday hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, December 21

Get retro Vegas-style! Check out Home for the Holidays – Tributes LIVE from Las Vegas online at 5pm! Or get cozy online during Warm Wishes: A Holiday Celebration with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at 8pm! Get down as Chi-Town Transit Authority pays tribute to Chicago at MadLife Stage & Studios! Twinkle it up with Six Flags as they present Candy Rush, the world’s largest drive-through animated holiday light show, through Jan. 3! Make your way to Atlantic Station for their safe, drive-through Atlanta Festival of Lights, through Jan 18! Spend your Holidays on the Roof at Ponce City Roof! Check out the Rowswell Winter Puppet Series: Trouble in Toy Land at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center! The Diesel Tap House brings you Christmas Movie Trivia at 7pm! Skate into the holidays at Park Tavern’s Miracle on 10th Street/The Rink through Jan. 17! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Check out a virtual 70s & 80s Trivia Night at 8:45pm! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, December 22

Have a big band holiday during Joe Gransden’s Holiday Special with Robin Lattimore at Eddie’s Attic at 7pm and 9:30pm! Get magical and stream The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker at 2pm! Piano Man pays tribute to Billy Joel at MadLife Stage & Studios! Check out Brad Palermo & The Shadow Queens’s new holiday single, “Satan Won the War on Christmas!” New Found Glory kicks off the holiday season with new track “December’s Here!” Check out the Rowswell Winter Puppet Series: Trouble in Toy Land at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center! Help support the Atlanta Film Festival via their Kickstarter to ensure 2021’s festival is a success! The Strand brings you their A Christmas Tradition: Revisited, a 48-hour video on demand rental here! Kino Now presents Ric Burns’ documentary, OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE (2019), available to buy and rent digitally. Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! 

Way Back Wednesday, December 23

Make your way to the Star Bar’s killer Bizarre Bazaar for your last minute holiday shopping needs with local artists at 2pm! Swing on down to 57th Fighter Group Restaurant for West Coast Swing Wednesdays at 6:30pm! Have a big band holiday during Joe Gransden’s Holiday Special with Robin Lattimore at Eddie’s Attic at 7pm! Gather all ye misfits and catch a free online Christmas Roast of Rudolph at 8pm! GPB presents Happy Holidays with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at 8pm! Spend the holidays at the Center for Puppetry Arts as they present a special exhibit, Very Merry Puppetry: Puppets of Holidays Past, Present and Future through the month of December! Hula on down and spend the holidays at The S.O.S. Tiki Bar in Decatur during their Mele Kalikimaka events through Dec.  31! 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, December 24

Keisha and Kourtney, aka Ladies of Soul get down with the classics from the ‘60s and ‘70s online at 9pm, hosted by Yacht Rock Revue! The Aurora Theatre presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Live on the Mainstage, through Dec. 23! The Plaza Theatre is where it’s at this holiday season! Make your way to the Plaza Drive-In for a killer screening of Bob Clark’s BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) at 7:30pm, or head indoors for a screening of Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) at 8:30pm (also screening at Dad’s Garage Drive-In at 7:15pm) and Wong Kar-Wai’s DAYS OF BEING WILD (1990) at 4:30pm! Get spooky with author Daniel Braum during Night Six of the New York Ghost Story Festival at 7pm! Catch the premiere online screening of Cinderella for free and enjoy an online community theatre pantomime story of Cinderella with 350 Performers from 6 countries across 4 continents, the only pantomime of its kind in the world at 1pm! Spend Xmas Eve with Tyler Neal at From the Earth Brewing Company! Get down at the Rusty Barrel Blues Jam every Thursday in Marietta! 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! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm. To RSVP, click here! 

Freaky Friday, December 25

We hope you have a rockin’ retro Christmas this year! For those of you wondering, ATLRetro is hopping this holiday, so come on out and see what the jolly old fella has up his big red sleeve! Make your way to Art House for their End of Year Art Show & Holiday Kick Back with art, vendors and special treats at 8pm! Check out Julien Magic’s X-Mas Magic Show online at 2pm! Or why not leave the kiddie stuff behind and make your way to Diesel Tap House for a few hot toddies and their Adult Trivia at 9pm! 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! Get in the holiday spirit at Miracle at the Fox Marquee Club through Jan. 1! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here! The holidays are upon us, so why not make your way to Stone Mountain Christmas, running through Jan. 3! 

Scintillating Saturday, December 26

Get retro and artsy during the Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam: Livestream Art Tour at 12pm! Rock out with Kool Kat Sen Artie Mondello online with his 20th Anniversary Fistmas 2020 at 9pm! Get your Americana fix with Fire & the Knife at Center Street Tavern in Acworth! Departure pays tribute to Journey at MadLife Stage & Studios! The Jeff Mosier Trio get down at From the Earth Brewing Company! Catch a screening of Wong Kar-Wai’s CHUNGKING EXPRESS (1994) indoors at The Plaza Theatre at 8:30pm! Spend the night with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at The Wing Cafe in Marietta! Get spirited away during Holiday Rocking Dueling Pianos at Park Bench at 7pm! Get pop-py with Reindeer & Ruckus at The Basement! Or get your ‘80s fix with Slippery When Wet paying tribute to Bon Jovi at Dixie Tavern! Check out Juneteenth Family Day’s Kwanzaa Juneteenth Festival online through Jan. 1! Netherworld spooks up the holidays with a haunted twist with its Lights On Tours beginning today, through Jan. 3! The Trolley Barn presents their outdoor Holiday Cabaret, every weekend through December! Rock on down to the Star Bar for Punk Rock Night! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Or get your holiday fix at Fernbank’s Holiday Hangouts, featuring access to their Winter Wonderland exhibit, oversized snow globes, a sock skating rink and more! Get down to Beverly Atlanta for the I Still Love the 90s Brunch Party at 11am, every Saturday through Dec. 26!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, December 27

Support local artists and catch the End of Year Sunday Funday Market at 1pm! Rock out with The Wildflowers paying tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at MadLife Stage & Studios! The Trolley Barn presents their outdoor Holiday Cabaret, every weekend through December! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Check out the Sunday Funday Pop Up Market at Lee+White at 1pm, every Sunday through Dec. 27! 

 

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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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #37 – Dec. 14-20, 2020

Posted on: Dec 14th, 2020 By:

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 holiday hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, December 14

Twinkle it up with Six Flags as they present Candy Rush, the world’s largest drive-through animated holiday light show, through Jan. 3! Make your way to Atlantic Station for their safe, drive-through Atlanta Festival of Lights, through Jan 18! Spend your Holidays on the Roof at Ponce City Roof! Skate into the holidays at Park Tavern’s Miracle on 10th Street/The Rink through Jan. 17! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Get spooky with author Daniel Braum during Night Three of the New York Ghost Story Festival at 7pm! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, December 15

Have some safe Muppet-y holiday cheer with The Muppet Christmas Carol Trivia on Instagram Live at 7:30pm! Check out Brad Palermo & The Shadow Queens’s new holiday single, “Satan Won the War on Christmas!” New Found Glory kicks off the holiday season with new track “December’s Here!” NOVA REX bassist Kenny Wilkerson releases charity cookbook “Rockin Recipes for Autism” featuring 57 world-famous rockers contributing recipes to raise awareness for Autism! Help support the Atlanta Film Festival via their Kickstarter to ensure 2021’s festival is a success! The Strand brings you their A Christmas Tradition: Revisited, a 48-hour video on demand rental here! Kino Now presents Ric Burns’ documentary, OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE (2019), available to buy and rent digitally. Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! The Atlanta School of Photography invites you to the Atlanta Botanical Garden Lights Photo Stroll at 6:45pm! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here

Way Back Wednesday, December 16

GPB and Science ATL bring you a look at historical female pioneers in STEM fields with their virtual Unladylike 2020: Pioneers in STEM event at 7pm! A Cappella Books proudly presents an exclusive virtual event with John Densmore (The Doors), who will join Atlanta music journalist and Smithsonian Folkways editor Chad Radford for a Zoom discussion of “The Seekers: Meetings With Remarkable Musicians (and Other Artists)” via Zoom at 7pm! Spend the holidays at the Center for Puppetry Arts as they present a special exhibit, Very Merry Puppetry: Puppets of Holidays Past, Present and Future through the month of December! Deck the halls at the virtual 94th Annual Spelman-Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert beginning at 6pm! Get your Elf Trivia fix at Guac y Margys at 7pm! Spend the night with Frankly Scarlet (Grateful Dead tribute) and others during the online Friendship Music Festival at 8pm! Get jazzy as Alice Phoebe Lou announces new album, GLOW and shares first single, “Dusk“! Hula on down and spend the holidays at The S.O.S. Tiki Bar in Decatur during their Mele Kalikimaka events through Dec.  31! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Get groovy at the annual Rock the Bells Holiday Jam at Rock Steady Atlanta! 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! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 9pm! 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, December 17

The Aurora Theatre presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Live on the Mainstage, through Dec. 23! The Plaza Theatre is where it’s at this holiday season! Make your way indoors for a 35mm screening of Shane Black’s KISS KISS BANG BANG (2005) in 35mm at 8:30pm, and catch a Plaza Drive-In screening of John Landis’s TRADING PLACES (1983) at 7:30pm! Get your Americana fix with Carolina Story at Eddie’s Attic! Interstellar Echos pays tribute to Pink Floyd acoustically with Pigs on a String at From the Earth Brewing Company! Catch A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Broadcast online at 3pm! 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! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! 

Freaky Friday, December 18 

Have a Southern Fried Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas with ELZIG, Captain & Maybelle and more at Dixie Tavern! The Plaza Theatre screens Tim Burton’s EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990) at the Plaza Drive-In at 7:30pm, and screens Chris Columbus’s HOME ALONE (1990) indoors at 8:30pm! Heck.house delivers their Last Minute Krampus holiday market at 4pm! Spook it up this holiday season with EAV’s Nightmare Before Christmas Marketplace at Metropolitan Studios at 5pm! Mock of Ages pays tribute to Def Leppard at 37 Main Avondale Estates! Goth it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his GOTH Music Videos: Classics to Current at 9pm! Rumours pays tribute to Fleetwood Mac at Napoleon’s! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Get some soul with TRUETT at the Northside TavernDaniel Vernon’s documentary THE CHANGIN’ TIMES OF IKE WHITE (2019) opens via The Plaza Theatre’s Virtual Cinema here, hosted by Kino Lorber Marquee! Catch the Alliance Theatre’s drive-in production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE LIVE RADIO PLAY, through Dec. 23! Get in the holiday spirit at Miracle at the Fox Marquee Club through Jan. 1! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here! The holidays are upon us, so why not make your way to Stone Mountain Christmas, running through Jan. 3! 

Scintillating Saturday, December 19

Yuletide it up virtually with Kool Kat Chad Shivers & the Frigidaires (formerly the Silent Knights) as they celebrate 10 years of performing the Beach Boys’ and Ventures’ Christmas albums in their entirety along with other holiday classics, hosted by The Earl! They’ll be joined by Kool Kat Jeffrey Bützer and TT Mahoney with their fabulous Charlie Brown Christmas tribute, an Atlanta institution at 7pm! Or skank it up during The Slackers Holiday Online concert at 7:45pm! You won’t want to miss The Queers “Save the World” Record Release Show streaming online at 8pm! The Plaza Theatre screens Chris Columbus’s HOME ALONE 2 (1992) at 4pm and Wong Kar-Wai’s DAYS OF BEING WILD (1990) at 8:30pm (both indoors), and catch a screening of Richard Curtis’s LOVE ACTUALLY (2003) at Dad’s Garage Drive-In at 7:15pm! screens Chris Columbus’s HOME ALONE (1990) indoors at 8:30pm! The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre provides a virtual screening of Jeremiah S. Chechik’s CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) here at 8pm! Support local artists and get your holiday shopping fix at the Holiday Bizarre Bazaar at The Imperial from 12pm – 5pm! Take a virtual tour of The Wren’s Nest during their Virtual Holiday Birthday Experience at 2pm! Get merry with Kool Kat Chris Hamer during the Art Market at Allied Ink Tattoo in Marietta at 3pm! R&B it up with Howard Hewett for two shows at City Winery! Jazz it up this holiday season during A Very Jazz Christmas Virtual Concert at 7pm! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his NEW WAVE 80s Music Videos: Obscure to Obvious online at 9pm! Get rocked with Mike Cooley (Drive-By Truckers) at Eddie’s Attic! Get down with St. Nick at a historic mansion during Santa at Rhodes Hall! Get spooky with author Daniel Braum during Night Four of the New York Ghost Story Festival at 7pm! Heck.house delivers their Last Minute Krampus holiday market! The Trolley Barn presents their outdoor Holiday Cabaret, every weekend through December! Rock on down to the Star Bar for Punk Rock Night! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Westside Provisions District presents their Tinsel & Twine Holiday Market! Or get your holiday fix at Fernbank’s Holiday Hangouts, featuring access to their Winter Wonderland exhibit, oversized snow globes, a sock skating rink and more! Get down to Beverly Atlanta for the I Still Love the 90s Brunch Party at 11am, every Saturday through Dec. 26!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, December 20

Boogie down with Michelle Malone & The Hot Toddies during their Holiday Show at Napoleon’s! Get your ‘80s synth-pop fix during Electric Avenue’s “Alive in 85” Online Holiday Special at 9pm! The Trolley Barn presents their outdoor Holiday Cabaret, every weekend through December! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Heck.house delivers their Last Minute Krampus holiday market! Get merry with A Festival of Nine Christmas Lessons & Carols virtually, hosted by The Cathedral of St. Philip at 4pm! Get spooky with author Daniel Braum during Night Five of the New York Ghost Story Festival at 4pm! Check out the Sunday Funday Pop Up Market at Lee+White at 1pm, every Sunday through Dec. 27! 

 

 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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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #36 – Dec. 7-13, 2020

Posted on: Dec 7th, 2020 By:

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 holiday hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, December 7

Twinkle it up with Six Flags as they present Candy Rush, the world’s largest drive-through animated holiday light show, through Jan. 3! Make your way to Atlantic Station for their safe, drive-through Atlanta Festival of Lights, through Jan 18! Spend your Holidays on the Roof at Ponce City Roof! Skate into the holidays at Park Tavern’s Miracle on 10th Street/The Rink through Jan. 17! Get intergalactic and check out Profesor Galactico’s new video for “Alien”! A. A. Williams shares cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong” and announces cover album, SONGS FROM ISOLATION out Feb. 12! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, December 8

Check out the Dekalb History Center’s online Lunch & Learn: Athos Menaboni presented by Russell Clayton at 12pm! Red City Radio releases punk-infused full-length album PARADISE available now via Pure Noise Records! Check out Brad Palermo & The Shadow Queens’s new holiday single, “Satan Won the War on Christmas!” New Found Glory kicks off the holiday season with new track “December’s Here!” Stream art house cinema at home on Cohen Media Channel, with a special 50% off promo code provided by Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema (“Landmark”), available through Dec. 15! NOVA REX bassist Kenny Wilkerson releases charity cookbook “Rockin Recipes for Autism” featuring 57 world-famous rockers contributing recipes to raise awareness for Autism! Help support the Atlanta Film Festival via their Kickstarter to ensure 2021’s festival is a success! The Strand brings you their A Christmas Tradition: Revisited, a 48-hour video on demand rental here! 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! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here

Way Back Wednesday, December 9

Spend the holidays at the Center for Puppetry Arts as they present a special exhibit, Very Merry Puppetry: Puppets of Holidays Past, Present and Future through the month of December! Bring your furry friends and get down with St. Nick at a historic mansion during Santa at Rhodes Hall: Pet Night! Spend the night with Frankly Scarlet (Grateful Dead tribute) and others during the online Friendship Music Festival at 8pm! Get jazzy as Alice Phoebe Lou announces new album, GLOW and shares first single, “Dusk“! Hula on down and spend the holidays at The S.O.S. Tiki Bar in Decatur during their Mele Kalikimaka events through Dec.  31! Get the delta blues with Mudcat during Mudcat’s Livestream Wednesdays at 7pm! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 9pm! 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, December 10

Plazadrome (Videodrome and The Plaza Theatre), along with Kool Kat Daniel Griffith of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures, gets weird presents a Plaza Drive-In screening of William Grefe’s WHISKEY MOUNTAIN (1977), along with an excerpt of Griffith’s “They Came from the Swamp: The Films of William Grefe” (2016) at 7:30pm! Get spooky with author Daniel Braum and night one of the New York Ghost Story Festival at 7pm! Or check out The Plaza’s other screenings, James Erskin’s 2019 documentary, BILLIE indoors at 4:30pm, Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING (1980) at Dad’s Garage Drive-In at 7:30pm, and Jeremiah Chechik’s CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) in 35mm indoors at 8:30pm! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! 

Freaky Friday, December 11

Alamo on Demand gets festive ‘n’ strange and presents their online Found Footage Festival Holiday Party at 9pm! The Plaza Theatre is where it’s at this holiday season! Make your way indoors for a 35mm screening of Shane Black’s KISS KISS BANG BANG (2005) in 35mm at 8:30pm, a Plaza Drive-In screening of Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993) at 7:30pm, and a Dad’s Garage Drive-In screening of John Landis’s TRADING PLACES (1983) at 7:30pm! Make your way to FAB Friday Pop-Up in Decatur at Charis Books, from 4-9pm, and go online for their Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence encore event featuring a screening of Hal and Henry Jacobs’s 2019 documentary and more at 7pm! Back in Black pays tribute to AC/DC at 37 Main Avondale Estates! Or check out Fernbank After Dark: Holiday Spirits at 7pm! The Neva Lomason Memorial Library (Carrollton) presents their outdoor Movie Night featuring Brian Henson’s THE MUPPETS CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992) at 5:30pm! TUSK pays tribute to Fleetwood Mac at Madlife Stage & Studios! Get southern rocked virtually with Jobe Fortner at Eddie’s Attic! Get rootsy with Fire & The Knife at Tucker Brewing Company! Interstellar Echos pays tribute to Pink Floyd acoustically with Pigs on a String at Napoleon’s! 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! Catch the Alliance Theatre’s drive-in production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE LIVE RADIO PLAY, through Dec. 23! Get in the holiday spirit at Miracle at the Fox Marquee Club through Jan. 1! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here! The holidays are upon us, so why not make your way to Stone Mountain Christmas, running through Jan. 3! 

Scintillating Saturday, December 12

Hey all you naughty boys and girls! You won’t want to miss Battle & Brew’s Krampusnacht Holiday Market from 1-5pm! Get your Americana fix with Tyler Key & The Strangers at Waller’s Coffee Shop’s Outer Space concert event! Boogie down outside at the Tin Roof Cantina with The Rainmen! Or make your way to the EAV Holiday Gift Market! Spend the night with KT Tunstall at City Winery (2 shows)! The Trolley Barn presents their outdoor Holiday Cabaret, every weekend through December! Check out Dave Koz & Friends – The Greatest Hits of Christmas 2020 online at 8pm! Rock on down to the Star Bar for Punk Rock Night! Spook it up this holiday season with a monster matinee of Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993) at The Plaza Theatre at 1:30pm! Get spooky with author Daniel Braum and the New York Ghost Story Festival at 7pm! Make your way to The Cathedral of St. Philip for their Holiday Artist Market, hosted by Peachtree Road Farmers Market! Or check out Brookhaven Farmers Market’s Season Finale artists market! Westside Provisions District presents their Tinsel & Twine Holiday Market, every weekend through Dec. 19! Get saxxy with Quincy Chapman at Tucker Brewing Company! Get down with Becky Shaw (Just Roxie) at her Red Boots Roots online show at 7pm! Get down with St. Nick at a historic mansion during Santa at Rhodes Hall every weekend through Dec. 19! Or get your holiday fix at Fernbank’s Holiday Hangouts, featuring access to their Winter Wonderland exhibit, oversized snow globes, a sock skating rink and more! Get down to Beverly Atlanta for the I Still Love the 90s Brunch Party at 11am, every Saturday through Dec. 26!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, December 13

Get wild and check out the Fernbank Forest Walk at 9:30am! The Trolley Barn presents their outdoor Holiday Cabaret, every weekend through December! Head into Waller’s Coffee Shop’s Outer Space for W8ing4UFOs’ Record Release Show! Get down with St. Nick at a historic mansion during Santa at Rhodes Hall every weekend through Dec. 19! Check out the Sunday Funday Pop Up Market at Lee+White at 1pm, every Sunday through Dec. 27! 

 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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APES ON FILM: Death Scrambles Some Eggs; Plus – MOTHRA!

Posted on: Nov 30th, 2020 By:

by Anthony Taylor
Contributing Writer

 Welcome to Apes on Film! This column exists to scratch your retro-film-in-high-definition itch. We’ll be reviewing new releases of vintage cinema and television on disc of all genres, finding gems and letting you know the skinny on what to avoid. Here at Apes on Film, our aim is to uncover the best in retro film. As we dig for artifacts, we’ll do our best not to bury our reputation. What will we find out here? Our destiny.

 

 

 

DEATH LAID AN EGG (SPECIAL EDITION) – 1968
3 out of 5 Bananas
Starring: Gina Lollobrigida ,Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ewa Aulin
Director: Giulio Questi
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Cult Epics Press
Region: Region Free
BRD Release Date: November 10, 2020
Audio Formats: LPCM 2.0 Mono / English & Italian Language with optional English Subtitles
Video Codec: Fully Restored 2K HD Transfer, MPEG-4 AVC, 1080p
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:00
Run Time: 105 minutes (Director’s Cut)
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DEATH LAID AN EGG is aptly titled. Translated from the original Italian, of course, but right on target for a film that never makes up its mind about what it is; Giallo? Sex Melodrama? Science Fiction? Murder Mystery? Psychodrama? Parody of all of these? All of these genres are present and as a result the film squeaks past as viewable for its cast, some interesting attempts at breaking stereotypes, and for being the only movie I can recall seeing that was so damned concerned with the politics of chicken farming.

Yes, chicken farming. The radiant Gina Lollobrigida and Jean-Louis Trintignant own a high-tech poultry ranch, where cousin Ewa Aulin comes to stay, creating sexual tension for all three. Gina admires her body, Jean-Louis falls in love, and Ewa has an affair with Trintignant intending to alienate the couple, then murder her cousin and frame her wayward husband for the crime with the help of interloper Jean Sobieski who knows Trintignant’s dirty secrets. Or does he?

The movie suffers from an utterly awful musical score. Composer Bruno Moderna attacks a piano like a two-year-old with a broken hand trying to make the viewer feel uneasy. This works for the first few seconds but ultimately becomes annoying. Few interludes of actual music occur, and I ended up thankful for the silence most of the time. The brightest light that shines is the gorgeous Ewa Aulin, who should have been a bigger star in the US. Can she act? Who knows? She’s not given much of a chance here, but she’s ultra-appealing.

Cult Epics’ presentation is beautiful to look at and is packaged nicely. The director’s cut has been edited from several element sources and switches back and forth between the English dub and Italian with English subtitles, which can be jarring. I thought I had received a flawed copy until I did a bit of research and got the whole story. Supplemental materials are plentiful and quite good, including a Director’s Cut audio commentary by Troy Howarth (Author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films vol. 1, 2, 3) and Nathaniel Thompson (Author of DVD Delirium and founder of Mondo Digital), a review by Italian critic Antonio Bruschini, Giulio Questi: The Outsider – the last video interview in HD (2010) (13 mins), “Doctor Schizo and Mister Phrenic” (2002) a short film by Giulio Questi (15 mins), English & Italian language Trailers in HD, and more. The packaging includes a reversible sleeve with original Italian poster art and slipcase printed with fluorescent inks, both limited to first 2000 copies.

If nothing else, DEATH LAID AN EGG is a unique viewing experience, and one you’ll likely never forget. Recommended for Giallo lovers and chicken farmers of all ages.

 

MOTHRA (Limited Edition Box Set) – 1961
4 out of 5 Bananas
Starring: Furankî Sakai , Hiroshi Koizumi , Jerry Itô
Director: Ishirô Honda
Studio: Eureka Video (UK)
BRD Release Date: November 16, 2020
Region: B
Audio Formats: LPCM Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
Video Resolution/Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Run Time: 191 minutes, 90 Minutes
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All kaiju movies owe a debt to the American films that inspired them (such as Ray Harryhausen’s THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS), but none more than MOTHRA, which was heavily influenced by KING KONG. Both films involve expeditions to a mysterious island, which result in a smarmy capitalist kidnapping fantastic beings in order to exploit them for entertainment purposes back in civilization; in KONG it’s the giant ape, in MOTHRA, it’s a pair of diminutive fairies who turn out to be high priestesses of a giant monster goddess who comes to rescue them from captivity. In her nascent form, Mothra even attempts to climb Tokyo Tower, Empire State Building style.

The film does fall back on some classic kaiju tropes – the ship in distress in a typhoon, a giant monster wreaking destruction on the city (Tokyo and New Kirk City in this case, in the fictional nation of Rolisica, the filmmakers’ combination of Russia and America), scientists of all stripes expounding theories – but deviates from the formula set by earlier Toho offerings by delving into questions of religion, humanity, and offering a decidedly feminine point of view not only via the fairies – adorably portrayed by the Peanuts, a popular singing duo at the time in Japan – but also via supporting characters, and even Mothra herself. Not affected by the radioactive fallout from atomic testing that everyone keeps talking about in the first half of the film, Mothra is actually a goddess that’s been around for thousands of years; a departure from the Toho kaiju norm. The overall tone of the movie is lighter than its predecessors as well, making for a fresh viewing experience.

Unconventional leading man Furanki Sakai (also a standout as Lord Yabu in the SHOGUN television miniseries from 1980) shines as Fukuda, a journalist set on getting to the bottom of the island’s mysteries, as does Jerri Ito in an over-the-top performance as the villain Nelson, so set on capturing the fairy twins that he’s willing to gun down an entire village of innocent islanders (played by Japanese actors in dark body paint, which would certainly be frowned upon in modern times) in the film’s darkest moment. Hiroshi Koizumi plays the stoic leading man, Dr. Chujo with the same look of knitted-brow concern throughout the film.

MOTHRA features some great special effects work by Eiji Tsubaraya and his team as well, including a large amount of optical effects combining miniature work with real crowds and other live action footage. These effects help convey to the viewer that the wholesale carnage happening onscreen is affecting real people and are used well to this end. Fukuda’s rescue of a baby in peril is especially effective.

The giant moth became so popular that she appeared in many of Toho’s other kaiju eiga, and even got her own trilogy of films in the 1990s. She proved to be a highlight of the American GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS as well.

Eureka has gone all out for this limited edition which comes in a hardbound slipcase with reversible art featuring the original Japanese poster art, the American art, as well as the original Japanese version of the film which runs 101 minutes and the 90 minute U.S. cut. Also included is a brand-new commentary with writer David Kalat, and a commentary with authors Steve Ryfle and Ed Godzizewsky, which has appeared on earlier releases. Anno Dracula author Kim Newman weighs in on the history and legacy of MOTHRA as well, and the first 3000 copies include a 60-page collector’s booklet. The package is Region B encoded, so make sure you have a region free player or live in the UK.

All in all, a very robust package and worth the price of admission. MOTHRA is a wonderful film and always worth a watch…or a re-watch.

 

 

Anthony Taylor is not only the Minister of Science, but also Defender of the Faith. His reviews and articles have appeared in magazines such as Screem, Fangoria, Famous Monsters of Filmland, SFX, Video*WatcHDog, and more.

*Excerpts from the MOTHRA review first appeared in Screem Magazine #38.

*Art Credit: Anthony Taylor as Dr. Zaius caricature by Richard Smith

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #35 – Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2020

Posted on: Nov 30th, 2020 By:

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 holiday hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, November 30

Twinkle it up with Six Flags as they present Candy Rush, the world’s largest drive-through animated holiday light show, through Jan. 3! ATL art-pop outfit Karaoke releases debut LP BLOOD, PISS, RELIGION, PAIN out now! Make your way to Callanwolde Fine Arts Center for their Holiday Artists Market, through Dec. 4! Spend your Holidays on the Roof at Ponce City Roof! Skate into the holidays at Park Tavern’s Miracle on 10th Street/The Rink through Jan. 17! Get intergalactic and check out Profesor Galactico’s new video for “Alien”! A. A. Williams shares cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong” and announces cover album, SONGS FROM ISOLATION out Feb. 12! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, December 1

Get your Muppet fix and check out a virtual Jim Henson Trivia Night hosted by the Center for Puppetry Arts and The Center for the Performing Arts at 7pm! Stream art house cinema at home on Cohen Media Channel, with a special 50% off promo code provided by Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema (“Landmark”), available through Dec. 15! NOVA REX bassist Kenny Wilkerson releases charity cookbook “Rockin Recipes for Autism” featuring 57 world-famous rockers contributing recipes to raise awareness for Autism! Get artsy and check out As I See It, a virtual art exhibit and artist talk with Gilbert Young at 6pm! Help support the Atlanta Film Festival via their Kickstarter to ensure 2021’s festival is a success! The Strand brings you their A Christmas Tradition: Revisited, a 48-hour video on demand rental here! Kino Now presents Ric Burns’ documentary, OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE (2019), available to buy and rent digitally. Or psyche it up with Guiding Light’s release of their new album, WEIRD PAINS, featuring covers of Nirvana, Leonard Cohen and Patty Griffin! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here

Way Back Wednesday, December 2

The Atlanta Ballet presents their filmed presentation of THE NUTCRACKER in a special pop-up drive-in theatre at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, through Dec. 6! Bounce on over and catch the virtual God Save the Queen Diva!, Big Freedia in conversation with Taylor Alxndr of Southern Fried Queer Pride at 7:30pm! Spend the holidays at the Center for Puppetry Arts as they present a special exhibit, Very Merry Puppetry: Puppets of Holidays Past, Present and Future through the month of December! Check out the online Simply Vintage Countdown to Christmas Market through Dec. 5! Hula on down and spend the holidays at The S.O.S. Tiki Bar in Decatur during their Mele Kalikimaka events through Dec.  31! Get the delta blues with Mudcat during Mudcat’s Livestream Wednesdays at 7pm! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 9pm! Order Of Operations share their cover of “Psycho Killer,” and announce Talking Heads Covers EP LOVE ME TIL MY HEART STOPS! Smith & Burrows share new track “Old TV Shows” and announce a new album ONLY SMITH & BURROWS IS GOOD ENOUGH, out Feb. 5! 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, December 3

Film Noir it up and catch a 35mm print screening of John Huston’s classic, ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950) at 8:30pm (indoors) and a Plaza Drive-In screening of Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER (The Final Cut) (1982) at The Plaza Theatre at 7:30pm! Check out The Bremen Museum’s virtual exhibition A Jazz Memoir, Photography by Herb Snitzer here! Get down with Second Helping at Tucker Brewing Company! You won’t want to miss Don’t Cry for us, J.D. Vance: A Virtual Reading By Ohio Appalachian Authors at 7pm! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! 

Freaky Friday, December 4

The Plaza Theatre is where it’s at this holiday season! Make your way indoors for a 35mm screening of Jeremiah Chechik’s CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) at 8:30pm, followed by an 11:55pm showing of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW with Lips Down on Dixie! Or catch a Plaza Drive-In screening of Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at 9:30pm, and a Dad’s Garage Drive-In screening of Richard Donner’s SCROOGED (1988) at 7:30pm! Boogie down to Peachtree Corners for their Tree Lighting with Michelle Malone & The Hot Toddies Trio at 7pm! Elton Live! pays tribute to Elton John at City Winery! Get old-timey and catch Magnolia Express at Napoleon’s! Groove on down to Madlife Stage & Studios for The Purple Madness, paying tribute to Prince! 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! Support local artists and check out the Holiday Nights EAV Art Market at 5pm! Make your way to Atlantic Station for their safe, drive-through Atlanta Festival of Lights, through Jan 18! Get your 90s rave fix with RETRO FUTURE – 90s House & Techno at Crazy Atlanta (masks required)! The Aurora Theatre presents their annual Christmas Canteen Holiday Cabaret which will take place outdoors, through Dec. 6! Or catch the Alliance Theatre’s drive-in production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE LIVE RADIO PLAY, through Dec. 23! Get the delta blues with Mudcat during Mudcat’s Livestream Fridays at 2pm! Get in the holiday spirit at Miracle at the Fox Marquee Club through Jan. 1! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, December 5

Spook it up this holiday season and help support Kool Kat Shane Morton with his Frightmare Before XMAS Sale at the Silver Scream FX Lab from 12pm – 5pm! Or haunt on down for an indoor 35mm screening of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING (1980) at The Plaza Theatre at 8:30pm! Get some virtual soul with Kool Kat Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics at 9pm here! Catch the holiday spirit, or spirits, at Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Victorian Holiday event featuring a wide range of activities for the whole family, from 11am – 4pm! Get down with St. Nick at a historic mansion during Santa at Rhodes Hall every weekend through Dec. 19! Get thrifty and head on over to the Vintage Connect Convention at Cobb Galleria Centre at 10am! Or check out the Holly-Gay Market Atlanta at the Heretic, featuring over 40 LGBTQ+ makers, artists and designers from 12pm – 6pm! Or get your holiday fix at Fernbank’s Holiday Hangouts, featuring access to their Winter Wonderland exhibit, oversized snow globes, a sock skating rink and more! Get saxxy with Mike Phillips at City Winery! Head Games pays tribute to Foreigner at Madlife Stage & Studios! Get rocked with Hannah Wicklund at Eddie’s Attic! Get the delta blues with Mudcat during Mudcat’s Livestream Saturdays at 9pm! Make your way to Zoo Atlanta for Cookies with Santa (mask required) starting at 8am! Or head on over to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Outdoor Artists Market beginning at 10am, later followed by Cave Bear Bluegrass at 2pm! Get down to Beverly Atlanta for the I Still Love the 90s Brunch Party at 11am, every Saturday through Dec. 26! The holidays are upon us, so why not make your way to Stone Mountain Christmas, running through Jan. 3!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, December 6

Georgia Vintage Goods (GVG) and 97 Estoria get holiday old-school bring you their Holiday Market 2020 from 12-6pm! Or check out The Wren’s Nest Holiday Open House from 1-3pm! Get jazzy with Keena Graham & The Dentons at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Sandy Springs presents their Sparkle drive-Thru Parade 2020 at 6pm! Check out Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch’s (Denim Arcade) online Shall We Gather by the Fire Listening Party at 7pm! Make your way to Zoo Atlanta for Cookies with Santa (mask required) starting at 8am! Get down with St. Nick at a historic mansion during Santa at Rhodes Hall every weekend through Dec. 19! Catch the holiday spirit, or spirits, at Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Victorian Holiday event featuring a wide range of activities for the whole family, from 12-4pm! Check out the Sunday Funday Pop Up Market at Lee+White at 1pm, every Sunday through Dec. 27! 


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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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #34 – Nov. 23-29, 2020

Posted on: Nov 23rd, 2020 By:

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 holiday hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, November 23

Twinkle it up with Six Flags as they present Candy Rush, the world’s largest drive-through animated holiday light show, through Jan. 3! ATL art-pop outfit Karaoke releases debut LP BLOOD, PISS, RELIGION, PAIN out now! Get intergalactic and check out Profesor Galactico’s new video for “Alien”! M.A.G.S. premieres new single and music video, “Smile” on Afropunk. A. A. Williams shares cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong” and announces cover album, SONGS FROM ISOLATION out Feb. 12! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, November 24

NOVA REX bassist Kenny Wilkerson releases charity cookbook “Rockin Recipes for Autism” featuring 57 world-famous rockers contributing recipes to raise awareness for Autism! The Georgia Musicale Group presents Study Room, an online event featuring Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” performed by UtakoTanigawa at 5pm! Check out Portland indie rock band Corvair’s video “Sunday Rockers” and catch out their self-titled LP to be released in Feb.!  Ann Wilson releases timely cover of Steve Earle’s “The Revolution Starts Now!” The Heartless Bastards share new video for “Revolutionhere! Or psyche it up with Guiding Light’s release of their new album, WEIRD PAINS, featuring covers of Nirvana, Leonard Cohen and Patty Griffin! Or skank it up as Goldfinger returns with new single “Wallflower!” Thelonious Monster releases new album OH THE MONSTER today! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here

Way Back Wednesday, November 25

Get criminal and catch a 20th Anniversary screening of Guy Ritchie’s SNATCH (2000) at The Plaza Theatre at 8pm! Hula on down and spend the holidays at The S.O.S. Tiki Bar in Decatur during their Mele Kalikimaka events through Dec.  31! Get the delta blues with Mudcat during Mudcat’s Livestream Wednesdays at 7pm! Get rocked at 37 Main in Avondale Estates during Hair Metal Invasion at 8pm! Classic SEDUCE now available on limited vinyl and other media! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! A Loss For Words celebrates 10 years of “MOTOWN CLASSICS”! Order Of Operations share their cover of “Psycho Killer,” and announce Talking Heads Covers EP LOVE ME TIL MY HEART STOPS, out Nov. 19! Tele Novella signs with Kill Rock Stars for sophomore LP, MERLYNN BELLE due out Feb 5, 2021 and unveils moody folk-tinged country ballad, “Technicolor Town!” Smith & Burrows share new track “Old TV Shows” and announce a new album ONLY SMITH & BURROWS IS GOOD ENOUGH, out Feb. 5!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, November 26

Gobble, Gobble, Hey! it up in ATLRetro! We wish all you Kool Kats a Happy Turkey Day! Check out The Bremen Museum’s virtual exhibition A Jazz Memoir, Photography by Herb Snitzer here! Glam it up with Uni’s mini-film, “Predator’s Ball”! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! 

 

Freaky Friday, November 27

Film Noir it up and catch a 35mm print screening of John Huston’s classic, ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950) and you won’t want to miss the screening of Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER (1982) at The Plaza Theatre! Roots rock it up at Eddie’s Attic during Cody Marlowe’s Evergreen Album Release Show with The Murphs! Make your way to Criminal Records for their Record Store Black Friday event beginning at 9am! Funk it up with Space Kadet at Aisle 5! Get the delta blues with Mudcat during Mudcat’s Livestream Fridays at 2pm! Spend your Holidays on the Roof at Ponce City Roof! Get in the holiday spirit at Miracle at the Fox Marquee Club through Jan. 1! Geek it up and spend Black Friday at Battle & Brew! Get funky with the Hedonistas at City Winery! Get the blues with Skyler Saufley at Northside Tavern! Get down with the Sugar Plum Fairy as the Northeast Atlanta Ballet performs the NUTCRACKER at the Infinite Energy Center! Jazz it up at City Winery’s Jazz Brunch at 11am! Make your way to Corner Tavern Hapeville for Jack & Sally’s Pop Up Bar, through Dec. 4! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, November 28

Catch a special live Watch Party screening of ZAPPA (2020) on Alamo On Demand, featuring a Q&A with director Alex Winter at 8:30pm! Get down with the Sugar Plum Fairy as the Northeast Atlanta Ballet performs the NUTCRACKER at the Infinite Energy Center! Jazz it up at City Winery’s Jazz Brunch at 11am followed by the Hedonistas ! Make your way to Callanwolde Fine Arts Center for their Holiday Artists Market, through Dec. 4! Get down to Beverly Atlanta for the I Still Love the 90s Brunch Party at 11am, every Saturday through Dec. 26! Support local businesses during Indies First Small Business Saturday Pop Up in Downtown Decatur! Or make your way to the EAV Art Market at 2pm! Get rocked with Moses Mo of Mother’s Finest at 37 Main in Avondale! The Trilby Bros and Barry Richman bring you Bluetop Holiday Cheer at Bluetop Chamblee! Or rock out with Slippery When Wet at Madlife Stage & Studios! The holidays are upon us, so why not make your way to Stone Mountain Christmas, running through Jan. 3!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, November 29

Geek it up during the 5th Annual MSTIE Turkey Day Virtual Meet Up’s presentation of their Roast of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE at 3pm! Get down with the Sugar Plum Fairy as the Northeast Atlanta Ballet performs the NUTCRACKER at the Infinite Energy Center! Get down with St. Nick at a historic mansion during Santa at Rhodes Hall every weekend through Dec. 19! Ken Ford hosts a Jazz & Jokes Brunch at City Winery! Check out the L5P Corner Tavern’s Motorboat Drag Show from the safety of your home, or in person at 8pm! B-Movie Bonfire presents a free online screening of Harry Essex’s OCTAMAN (1971) at 9:30pm! Check out the Sunday Funday Pop Up Market at Lee+White at 1pm, every Sunday through Dec. 27! 

 

 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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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #33 – Nov. 9-15, 2020

Posted on: Nov 9th, 2020 By:

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 swell shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, November 9

Get artsy and check out a Drawing Class with Marvel Illustrator Will Sliney online at 8pm! Get really retro as Rolecall presents their Shakespeare in the Ponce presentation of TWELFTH NIGHT, through Nov. 17! M.A.G.S. premieres new single and music video, “Smile” on Afropunk. A. A. Williams shares cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong” and announces cover album, SONGS FROM ISOLATION out Feb. 12! Kino Now celebrates its first anniversary with a free binge for all you cinephiles, through Nov. 15 (LAST CHANCE!), check it out 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, November 10

The Trolley Barn presents Candlelight Concerts at 6pm! Get bewitched and check out Guac y Margys Harry Potter Potions Class & Sorting Hat Party at 6:30pm (limited to 20 to ensure proper social distancing)! Ann Wilson releases timely cover of Steve Earle’s “The Revolution Starts Now!” The Northeast Georgia History Center presents their online event, LoFi History: History Lessons to a Beat at 4pm! Check out The Atlanta Opera’s Mezzo Extravaganza at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm (facemasks required)! The Heartless Bastards share new video for “Revolutionhere! Or psyche it up with Guiding Light’s release of their new album, WEIRD PAINS, featuring covers of Nirvana, Leonard Cohen and Patty Griffin! Or skank it up as Goldfinger returns with new single “Wallflower!” Thelonious Monster releases new album OH THE MONSTER today! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here

Way Back Wednesday, November 11

Cinelab presents their online Masterclass: Film Framing through the analysis of a sequence from Spielberg’s JAWS at 2pm! Bluegrass it up with The Arcadian Wild at City Winery ’s socially distanced show! Geek it up at Guac y Margys’s Harry Potter Trivia Night at 7pm! Get rocked with Shannon McNally’s livestream from the 5 Spot in Nashville at 9pm! Get criminal and catch a screening of Martin Scoresese’s GOODFELLAS (1990), at The Plaza Theatre at 8:30pm! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Order Of Operations share their cover of “Psycho Killer,” and announce Talking Heads Covers EP LOVE ME TIL MY HEART STOPS, out Nov. 19! Tele Novella signs with Kill Rock Stars for sophomore LP, MERLYNN BELLE due out Feb 5, 2021 and unveils moody folk-tinged country ballad, “Technicolor Town!” Smith & Burrows share new track “Old TV Shows” and announce a new album ONLY SMITH & BURROWS IS GOOD ENOUGH, out Feb. 5! The Atlanta Opera Players Opera it up and bring you PAGLIACCI outdoors under an open-sided circus big top at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm, through Nov. 13! Check out an abridged 60-minute version of William Shakespeare’s HAMLET – but with Hamlet being completely wasted, presented during Wet Willy Wednesdays at 8pm, 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, November 12

Michael Haverty and The Object Group present the virtual World Premiere of their original, multimedia adaptation and critical investigation of Albert Camus classic novel L’Etranger/The Stranger, told with a combination of Punch and Judy-style hand puppets and noir/new-wave inspired cinema animation at 7pm, with a discussion following. A Cappella Books presents It Came From Memphis 25th Anniversary Virtual Event, in conversation with author Robert Gordon and Atlanta music journalist Chad Radford at 7pm! Boogie down during Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah’s Flintwood Live live stream concert at 7pm! Catch a screening of Mathieu Kassovitz’s LA HAINE (1996) at 6pm and Hype Williams’s BELLY (1998) at The Plaza Theatre at 8:45pm! Spanish Love Songs release new video for “Self-Destruction (As a Sensible Career Choice)!” The Trolley Barn presents Candlelight Concerts at 6pm! It’s Tiki Thursdays at Ponce City Roof! Get countrified with Mac McAnally at City Winery! Catch Jazz Talk with Joe Alterman and Herb Snitzer hosted online by The Bremen Museum at 7pm, and then check out their new virtual exhibition A Jazz Memoir, Photography by Herb Snitzer here! Glam it up with Uni’s mini-film, “Predator’s Ball”! The Atlanta Opera Players Opera it up and bring you THE KAISER OF ATLANTIS outdoors under an open-sided circus big top at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm, through Nov. 14! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! 

Freaky Friday, November 13

Get rocked as Queen Nation glams it up and pays tribute to Queen at 37 Main in Avondale Estates! Make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall for Stewart Copeland: Police Deranged for Orchestra with the ASO! Blues it up with Skyler Saufley at Blind Willies! Get spooked at Netherworld Haunted House during their final haunt weekends! Catch screenings of Brian De Palma’s SCARFACE (1983), Martin Scorsese’s MEAN STREETS (1973), and Alfonso Cuaron’s HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) at The Plaza Theatre! Get intergalactic at the Fernbank After Dark: Cocktails & the Cosmos event at 7pm! The Object Group’s virtual presentation of their original, multimedia adaptation and critical investigation of Albert Camus classic novel L’Etranger/The Stranger, told with a combination of Punch and Judy-style hand puppets and noir/new-wave inspired cinema animation at 7pm! Get countrified for a second night with Mac McAnally at City Winery! Funk it up New Orleans-style with The Mar-Tans at Waller’s Coffee Shop during their Outer Space at Waller’s concert! Get your Americana fix with The Trilby Brothers at Napoleon’s! Rock out with Stop Light Observations at Park Tavern! Spend the night with Alex Williams at Eddie’s Attic! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, November 14

Boogie down with Michelle Malone at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Artist Market from 10am – 2pm, and stick around for their Outer Space at Waller’s concert, featuring the Evan Stepp Trio at 6pm! Get rocked during the Drive-In Style Concert with Keller Williams at From the Earth Brewing Company at 8pm! The Object Group’s virtual presentation of their original, multimedia adaptation and critical investigation of Albert Camus classic novel L’Etranger/The Stranger, told with a combination of Punch and Judy-style hand puppets and noir/new-wave inspired cinema animation at 7pm! The holidays are upon us, so why not make your way to Stone Mountain Christmas, running through Jan. 3! Letterbomb pays tribute to Green Day at 37 Main in Avondale Estates! Be a nocturnal beast and check out the Fernbank Forest Night Walk at 6:30pm!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, November 15

Hey all you film buffs! You won’t want to miss the virtual Sir Christopher Frayling Interview: Spaghetti Westerns to Dracula at 3pm! Support local artists and make your way to Best End Brewing Co.’s Makers Market from 9am – 1pm! Or check out Queer Threads: A Pop-Up Thrift Shop at the Georgia Beer Garden at 1pm! Make your way to Battle & Brew for Family Board Game Day! Horror-Western it up as B-Movie Bonfire presents a free online screening of William Beaudine’s JESSE JAMES MEETS FRANKENSTEIN’S DAUGHTER (1966) at 9:30pm! The Object Group’s virtual presentation of their original, multimedia adaptation and critical investigation of Albert Camus classic novel L’Etranger/The Stranger, told with a combination of Punch and Judy-style hand puppets and noir/new-wave inspired cinema animation at 1pm, with a pre-show discussion starting at 11am! Sydney Sprague signs to Rude Records and her new single, “i refuse to die” is out now! Check out the Sunday Funday Pop Up Market at Lee+White at 1pm, every Sunday through Dec. 27! 

 

 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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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #32 – Nov. 2-8, 2020

Posted on: Nov 2nd, 2020 By:

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 swell shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, November 2

Catch a screening of Bong Joon-ho’s MEMORIES OF MURDER (2003) at 4pm through Nov. 5, followed by a screening of James McTeigue’s V FOR VENDETTA (2005) at 8pm The Plaza Theatre! Get really retro as Rolecall presents their Shakespeare in the Ponce presentation of TWELFTH NIGHT, through Nov. 17! Check out 7 Stage’s virtual premiere of Elizabeth Dinkova’s TIT  at 7pm, running through today! M.A.G.S. premieres new single and music video, “Smile” on Afropunk. A. A. Williams shares cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong” and announces cover album, SONGS FROM ISOLATION out Feb. 12! Kino Now celebrates its first anniversary with a free binge for all you cinephiles, through Nov. 15, check it out 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, November 3

Ann Wilson releases timely cover of Steve Earle’s “The Revolution Starts Now!” The Heartless Bastards share new video for “Revolutionhere! Or psyche it up with Guiding Light’s release of their new album, WEIRD PAINS, featuring covers of Nirvana, Leonard Cohen and Patty Griffin! Or skank it up as Goldfinger returns with new single “Wallflower!” Thelonious Monster releases new album OH THE MONSTER today! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here

Way Back Wednesday, November 4

Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Order Of Operations share their cover of Psycho Killer,” and announce Talking Heads Covers EP LOVE ME TIL MY HEART STOPS, out Nov. 19! Tele Novella signs with Kill Rock Stars for sophomore LP, MERLYNN BELLE due out Feb 5, 2021 and unveils moody folk-tinged country ballad, “Technicolor Town!” Smith & Burrows share new track “Old TV Shows” and announce a new album ONLY SMITH & BURROWS IS GOOD ENOUGH, out Feb. 5! The Atlanta Opera Players Opera it up and bring you PAGLIACCI outdoors under an open-sided circus big top at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm, through Nov. 13! Check out an abridged 60-minute version of William Shakespeare’s HAMLET – but with Hamlet being completely wasted, presented during Wet Willy Wednesdays at 8pm, through Nov. 11! 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, November 5

The Atlanta History Center brings you History After Hours featuring live music with Kool Kat Amy Pike and The Bonaventure Quartet, cocktails and more at 5pm! Or get countrified and spend the night with Wynonna Judd at the City Winery (2 shows)! Spanish Love Songs release new video for “Self-Destruction (As a Sensible Career Choice)!” Glam it up with Uni’s mini-film, “Predator’s Ball”! The Atlanta Opera Players Opera it up and bring you THE KAISER OF ATLANTIS outdoors under an open-sided circus big top at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm, through Nov. 14! Check out The Breman Museum’s new virtual exhibition A Jazz Memoir, Photography by Herb Snitzer. You can check out the virtual exhibition here! Check out the Emory Gamelan Ensemble at 7pm! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! 

Freaky Friday, November 6

Big band it up as Joe Gransden returns to Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, now alongside his full 16-piece band and special guest Robin Latimore! Be a nocturnal beast and check out the Fernbank Forest Night Walk at 6:30pm! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Outer Space at Waller’s concert, featuring Cave Bear Bluegrass! As part of Charis Books’s 46th Anniversary, they virtually bring you An Evening with Charlene Ball and Libby Ware at 7:30pm! Boogie down with Groove Centric as they perform the music of Al Green and Curtis Mayfield at City Winery! Hilarity ensues at The Strand Theatre with Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words! Get criminal and catch a screening of Martin Scoresese’s GOODFELLAS (1990), Mathieu Kassovitz’s LA HAINE (1996), and Hype Williams’s BELLY (1998) all starting tonight at The Plaza Theatre! Get your shopping and bonfire fix at the Candle Nights EAV Art Market at 5pm! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, November 7

Stomp on over to the Chomp & Stomp: Virtual Chili Cook-Off and Bluegrass Festival, from 8am – 8pm! Get jazzy with Colin Hancock virtually at 7pm, hosted by Triple Step Studios! Or get down with Erykah Badu at 8pm, hosted by State Farm Arena! Hilarity ensues at The Strand Theatre with Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words! Get interactive with the kiddies and make your way to Fernbank’s Adventures in Science at 10am! And stick around as a nocturnal beast and check out the Fernbank Forest Night Walk at 6:30pm! Or make your way to Charis’ 46th Birthday Porch Pop-Up Party at 11am! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Outer Space at Waller’s concert, featuring Slow Parade! Spend the night with Tyler Neal on the patio at Napoleon’s!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, November 8

Noir it up and get criminally insane with Frank Sinatra during B-Movie Bonfire’s free online screening of Lewis Allen’s SUDDENLY (1954) at 9:30pm! Folk rock it up with Graham Nash at the Variety Playhouse! Sydney Sprague signs to Rude Records and her new single, “i refuse to die” is out now! Hilarity ensues at The Strand Theatre with Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words! Make your way to the Roswell Art Fund’s The Randall Bramblett Band Album Release Drive-In at 6:45pm! Check out the Sunday Funday Pop Up Market at Lee+White at 1pm, every Sunday through Dec. 27! 

 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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