This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #47 – March 1-7, 2021

Posted on: Feb 28th, 2021 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 hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, March 1

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

Timeless Tuesday, March 2

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

Way Back Wednesday, March 3

Reggae it up during a livestream of Bandwidth Live Featuring Natti Love Joys at 7pm! Have a bloody good time at Battle & Brew during their Buffy the Vampire Geek Trivia at 8pm! Get horrorfied and catch the online event, Feminine Macabre ft. Alex Matsuo & Cherise Williams at 8pm! Guac y Margys presents their FRIENDS Trivia Night at 7pm! Catch The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s VOD Donny Most – Mostly Swingin’ featuring the Orlando Jazz Orchestra! Get your Swing fix in the comfort of your own home every Wednesday, with WE Swing Dance’s Online Dance at 7pm! Or swing on down to 57th Fighter Group Restaurant for West Coast Swing Wednesdays at 6:30pm! Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) shares “What Are You Gonna Do” video via Brooklyn Vegan, with BORN STUPID out now! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! 

Throwback Thursday, March 4

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

Freaky Friday, March 5

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

Swell Saturday, March 6

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

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, March 7

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

 

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *A Cappella Books Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*The Plaza Theatre Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #46 – Feb. 22-28, 2021

Posted on: Feb 21st, 2021 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 hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, February 22

In honor of Black History Month, Retroformat Silent Films presents a virtual screening of Richard E. Norman’s THE FLYING ACE (1926) at 10:30pm!  The Bessie Smith Cultural Center brings you a virtual Oral History Project Featuring Moses Freeman at 10am! The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival continues through Feb. 28, with their new Virtual Cinema, Q&As with film artists and other experts, a Virtual Lobby and a shared night at the drive-in! Experience a Virtual Guided Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem at 7pm! Space Cadet release new song/video for “Bad Luck” out on their debut album LION ON A LEASH out March 26, produced by The Bouncing SoulsPete Steinkopf! The legendary Tom Jones recently shared his cover of Todd Snider’s “Talking Reality Television Blues” which you can listen to here. Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! 

Timeless Tuesday, February 23

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival presents a 35th anniversary screening of Gene Saks’s BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS (1986) virtually here at 12pm (available for 72 hours only)! The Plaza Theatre screens James Bond III’s DEF BY TEMPTATION (1990) indoors at 7pm! Get rocked with Counterpunch’s new 7″ “Handbook For The Recently Debriefed” via Thousand Islands Records (North America) and SBÄM Records (EU). Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Get your Americana fix as Envoy Records announce their debut release, a split single featuring “Phoenix” by Elijah Ocean and “Let’s Go” by Peter Donovan, available now!

Way Back Wednesday, February 24

Get your horror fix and catch LIVE with The Filmmakers of Worst Laid Plans featuring Kool Kat Vanessa Ionta Wright [Women in Horror Film Festival], Samantha Kolesnik and more at 9pm! You won’t want to miss A Celebration of Octavia E. Butler online at 7pm! Catch The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s VOD Donny Most – Mostly Swingin’ featuring the Orlando Jazz Orchestra! Future Horizons presents The Autistic Brain – Temple Grandin Webinar at 5pm! Catch Profs & Pints Online: When the Enslaved Sued at 7pm! Or check out Charis Books’ virtual event Chronicling Stankonia The Rise of the Hip Hop South at 7:30pm! The Bessie Smith Cultural Center brings you a virtual Oral History Project Featuring Reverend Paul McDaniel at 10am! Check out an online dance event, Back to Blues Part 2 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! Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) shares “What Are You Gonna Do” video via Brooklyn Vegan, with BORN STUPID out now! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! 

Throwback Thursday, February 25

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival presents a 40th anniversary screening of Jeremy Kagan’s THE CHOSEN (1981) virtually here at 12pm (available for 72 hours only)! Check out Profs & Pints Online: How Chess Ruled the World at 7pm! Catch an indoor screening of Anna Biller’s THE LOVE WITCH (2016) in 35mm, at the Plaza Theatre! Atlanta-based rock band glimmers announce new EP WORLDS APART and share new single “Not Good At Goodbyes!” Legendary rock singer and songwriter Ann Wilson has announced the premiere of her new single. “Tender Heart” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, February 26

Spook it up as Ghosts of Britain bring you their virtual event, The Ghosts of YORK at 4pm! The Albans Art Center brings you their virtual event, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at 8pm! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes acoustic at the Red Clay Theatre! Make your way to the Winter Fernbank Forest Walk at 9:30am! Scott Crawford’s SOMETHING BETTER CHANGE documentary follows the political journey of D.O.A.’s Joe Keithley and explores connections between music and activism. Film launched its Kickstarter Campaign and features Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, Beto O’Rourke, Ian MacKaye, Duff McKagen and more! DJ FernandoF brings you Flashback Friday, with a live video blend of 70s, 80s, 90s and more at Hot Betty’s Breakfast Bar in Tucker! A.A. Williams shares cover of The Pixies “Where Is My Mind? and her SONGS FROM ISOLATION covers album is out now on Bella Union! Goth it up with Athens GA’s Entertainment’s new single, “Voyeur” on their upcoming EP HORROR PT. 1! Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Swell Saturday, February 27

Get morose and boogie down virtually during the nineteenth CRYFEST – The Cure vs. The Smith Dance Party hosted by Black Cat DC at 9pm! Cryptids Creative Arts Markets brings you their Shop Small Saturday Market from 2pm – 6pm! Lindy Hop it up and check out the virtual Recognizing Black Dance History at 2pm! Get buggy and catch the 38th Annual Insect Fear Film Festival Featuring Fleas online at 6pm! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at The Wing in Marietta! Get ready for a laugh and catch a free online Roast of Labyrinth at 9pm! The Albans Art Center brings you their virtual event, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at 8pm! The Fernbank Museum gets really retro and unveils their newest exhibit, “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” opening today, through May 9th, and don’t forget to catch their Museum Chills & Science Thrills event today at 6pm! Throughout the month of February, the Historic Oakland Cemetery is providing a free African-American Burial Grounds Tour! New Jersey based power pop rock group The Mylars announce the release of their high energy rendition of the 1970’s Pilot smash hit, “Magic!”

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, February 28

Check out Profs & Pints Online: Looking at Laughter at 7pm! The Albans Art Center brings you their virtual event, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at 2pm! The Historic Oakland Cemetery is providing a free African-American Burial Grounds Tour! Check out the Music of the African People online at 4pm, a twelve week virtual program that explores the contributions of African people! Get monsterific and catch The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm through May 2, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! Atlanta indie-pop singer/songwriter K Michelle DuBois (The Wire, Louder Than War, Northern Transmissions) releases new single “The Fever Returns” and new solo LP out February 12th! Shop local and support small businesses during February Sunday Funday Markets every Sunday in February from 1pm – 5pm! 

 

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 #45 – Feb. 15-21, 2021

Posted on: Feb 15th, 2021 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 hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, February 15

The Bessie Smith Cultural Center brings you a virtual Oral History Project Featuring Diane Mason at 10am. Check out Profs & Pints Online: George Washington’s Legacies at 7pm! Space Cadet release new song/video for “Bad Luck” out on their debut album LION ON A LEASH out March 26, produced by The Bouncing SoulsPete Steinkopf! Get folk-rocked as Athens, GA’s Adam Klein releases new EP LITTLE TIGER! The legendary Tom Jones recently shared his cover of Todd Snider’s “Talking Reality Television Blues” which you can listen to here. Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! 

Timeless Tuesday, February 16

Celebrate Mardi Gras in true L5P style with Seed and Feed Stampede stomping their way through the neighborhood with their Fat Tuesday in LFP event! Get rocked with Counterpunch’s new 7″ “Handbook For The Recently Debriefed” via Thousand Islands Records (North America) and SBÄM Records (EU). Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Get your Americana fix as Envoy Records announce their debut release, a split single featuring “Phoenix” by Elijah Ocean and “Let’s Go” by Peter Donovan, available today!

Way Back Wednesday, February 17

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) kicks off today and runs through Feb. 28! They’ve launched their new Virtual Cinema, where you can now experience the films from the comfort of home, augmented by expanded Q&As with film artists and other experts. Their Virtual Lobby allows audiences to join the conversation around some of the festival’s most talked about films. For those craving a bit of throwback fun, you can also enjoy a secure, shared night at the drive-in, compliments of an exclusive partnership with Mercedes-Benz Stadium and The Home Depot Backyard! The Bessie Smith Cultural Center brings you a virtual Oral History Project Featuring Irvin Overton at 10am! Spend the night with Rufus Wainwright at City Winery! Geek it up at Battle & Brew during their Greek Mythology Trivia at 8pm! Check out an online dance event, Back to Blues 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! Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) shares “What Are You Gonna Do” video via Brooklyn Vegan, with BORN STUPID out Feb. 12th! 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, February 18

Check out a special broadcast and celebrate half a century of WRAS during their WRAS 50th Anniversary Broadcast  – The 1980s at 9am! Or make your way to the Winter Fernbank Forest Walk at 9:30am! Get intergalactic as the Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars at 2pm! The Atlanta History Center and A Cappella Books present their online event, Thomas Holt in Conversation with Virginia Prescott at 7pm! Join Eagle Eye Bookshop for their virtual event, Ben Montgomery Discusses A SHOT IN THE MOONLIGHT at 7pm! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes acoustic at Smokin’ Cues! Get classical and check out the virtual Behind the Curtain: Mozart and the Violin at 8pm! Atlanta-based rock band glimmers announce new EP WORLDS APART and share new single “Not Good At Goodbyes!” Legendary rock singer and songwriter Ann Wilson has announced the premiere of her new single. “Tender Heart” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, February 19

The Plaza Theatre mushes it up and kicks off the weekend with some retrotastic films: David Lynch’s WILD AT HEART (1990); Norman Jewison’s MOONSTRUCK (1987); Anna Biller’s THE LOVE WITCH (2016) in 35mm; and Theodore Witcher’s LOVE JONES (1997)! Boogie down and get the Virtual Friday Night Blues at 8pm! The Albans Art Center brings you their virtual event, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at 8pm! Join Professor Dennis Doyle as he discusses the Illinois Regiments at Gettysburg online at 8:30pm! Get your ‘80s rock fix with Sunset Strip at the Dixie Tavern! Get rocked with The Nixons online at 8pm! Scott Crawford’s SOMETHING BETTER CHANGE documentary follows the political journey of D.O.A.’s Joe Keithley and explores connections between music and activism. Film launched its Kickstarter Campaign and features Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, Beto O’Rourke, Ian MacKaye, Duff McKagen and more! Mock of Ages pays tribute to Def Leppard at Madlife Stage & Studios! DJ FernandoF brings you Flashback Friday, with a live video blend of 70s, 80s, 90s and more at Hot Betty’s Breakfast Bar in Tucker! A.A. Williams shares cover of The Pixies “Where Is My Mind? and her SONGS FROM ISOLATION covers album is due out today on Bella Union! Goth it up with Athens GA’s Entertainment’s new single, “Voyeur” on their upcoming EP HORROR PT. 1! Echo releases a limited-edition print series of Jimi Hendrix, available now! Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Swell Saturday, February 20

Have a hellacious good time at Metropolitan Studios’ outdoor Halloweentown Craft Market from 12-5pm! It’s tribute night at the Coca-Cola Roxy with Rumours (Fleetwood Mac) and Neon Queen (ABBA)! Pigs on a String perform acoustic Pink Floyd at Napoleon’s! Get ready for a laugh and catch a free online Roast of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at 9pm! Rock out as Back N Black pay tribute to AC/DC at Dixie Tavern! Catch a livestream screening of Tommy Wiseau’s THE ROOM (2003) with Commentary by Greg Sestero at 10:30pm! The Albans Art Center brings you their virtual event, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at 8pm! The Fernbank Museum gets really retro and unveils their newest exhibit, “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” opening today, through May 9th! Throughout the month of February, the Historic Oakland Cemetery is providing a free African-American Burial Grounds Tour! New Jersey based power pop rock group The Mylars announce the release of their high energy rendition of the 1970’s Pilot smash hit, “Magic!”

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, February 21

Rockabilly it up with Dex Romweber’s free Live Stream Concert at 7pm! Check out the online LIVE Event with Alan Arkin: Out of My Mind at 2pm! The WCU Bardo Arts Center presents a free online screening of Salome Chasnoff’s documentary, CODE OF THE FREAKS (2020) which presents a reframing of the use of disabled characters in film, and debunks well-worn tropes and more at 12am! Catch Profs & Pints Online: Romance in Bridgerton’s Regency Era at 7pm! The Albans Art Center brings you their virtual event, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at 2pm! The Historic Oakland Cemetery is providing a free African-American Burial Grounds Tour! Check out the Music of the African People online at 4pm, a twelve week virtual program that explores the contributions of African people! Get monsterific and catch The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm through May 2, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! Atlanta indie-pop singer/songwriter K Michelle DuBois (The Wire, Louder Than War, Northern Transmissions) releases new single “The Fever Returns” and new solo LP out February 12th! Shop local and support small businesses during February Sunday Funday Markets every Sunday in February from 1pm – 5pm! 

 

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 #44 – Feb. 8-14, 2021

Posted on: Feb 7th, 2021 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 hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience with your sweeties straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, February 8

The Bessie Smith Cultural Center brings you a virtual Oral History Project Featuring Jim and Elaine Hill at 10am. Space Cadet release new song/video for “Bad Luck” out on their debut album LION ON A LEASH out March 26, produced by The Bouncing SoulsPete Steinkopf! Get folk-rocked as Athens, GA’s Adam Klein releases new EP LITTLE TIGER! The legendary Tom Jones recently shared his cover of Todd Snider’s “Talking Reality Television Blues” which you can listen to here. Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! 

Timeless Tuesday, February 9

Get your MST3K fix with The Mads: The Choppers – Life Riffing with MST3K’s The Mads at 8pm! Spend An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Ben Stern, hosted by Chabad of Nashville, with a screening of the award-winning documentary NEAR NORMAL MAN, at 8pm. Get rocked with Counterpunch’s new 7″ “Handbook For The Recently Debriefed” via Thousand Islands Records (North America) and SBÄM Records (EU). Catch the US National Archives’ virtual event, A True Story of Murder, Heroism and the Dawn of the NAACP at 1pm. Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Get your Americana fix as Envoy Records announce their debut release, a split single featuring “Phoenix” by Elijah Ocean and “Let’s Go” by Peter Donovan, available today!

Way Back Wednesday, February 10

Get your blues fix with The Voodoo of Hell’s Half-Acre, a Blues Poetry Opera online at 7pm, honoring Richard Wright! The John Michael Kohler Arts Center presents their virtual event, Indie Lens Pop-Up: Mr. SOUL! by Melissa Haizlip at 11am, featuring a screening of the documentary and post screening Q&A! Charis Books presents an online event, Anna Malaika Tubbs, Author of THREE MOTHERS, in Conversation with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms at 7pm! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Founding Fathers in the “Friend Zone” at 7pm! You won’t want to miss the virtual Carole King’s Tapestry: An Anniversary Tribute featuring Annie Lennox, Carly Simon, and more at 8pm! Get your Swing fix in the comfort of your own home every Wednesday, with WE Swing Dance’s Online Dance at 7pm! Or swing on down to 57th Fighter Group Restaurant for West Coast Swing Wednesdays at 6:30pm! Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) shares “What Are You Gonna Do” video via Brooklyn Vegan, with BORN STUPID out Feb. 12th! 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, February 11

The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center presents Before Her Time: The Life of Virginia Hamilton – Presented by Julie Rubini online at 11am! Catch a 35mm screening of Rob Reiner’s WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989) at the Plaza Theatre at 8:30pm! Spend the night with Michelle Malone and Doug Kees at Napoleon’s! Check out Profs & Pints Online: What We Did in Bed at 7pm! Brotherhood pays tribute to The Doobie Brothers at Madlife Stage & Studios! Get mysterious and check out a Virtual Author Event with Walter Mosely at 8pm! Eighties it up online during Cobra Kai + Karate Kid I (1984) Trivia at 8:30pm! Make your way to the Northside Tavern for the Garrett Collins Project! Atlanta-based rock band glimmers announce new EP WORLDS APART and share new single “Not Good At Goodbyes!” Legendary rock singer and songwriter Ann Wilson has announced the premiere of her new single. “Tender Heart” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, February 12

The Demon Elvis is back, so get down and have a hellacious good time with ELZIG during his Bloody Valentine Show at Dixie Tavern! Scott Crawford’s SOMETHING BETTER CHANGE documentary follows the political journey of D.O.A.’s Joe Keithley and explores connections between music and activism. Film launched its Kickstarter Campaign and features Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, Beto O’Rourke, Ian MacKaye, Duff McKagen and more! Make your way to Fernbank After Dark: Iced at 7pm! Synchronicity pays tribute to The Police at Madlife Stage & Studios, followed by Rock the 90’s USA! Have a Heartless Dark ‘80s Anti-Valentine’s Video Dance Party online at 9pm! Daniel Petrie’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN (1961) and Blake EdwardsBREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961) open tonight at the Plaza Theatre! A.A. Williams shares cover of The Pixies “Where Is My Mind? and her SONGS FROM ISOLATION covers album is due out today on Bella Union! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Ancient Chinese Philosophy at 7pm! Get really retro and take a Virtual Guided Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem at 7pm! Goth it up with Athens GA’s Entertainment’s new single, “Voyeur” on their upcoming EP HORROR PT. 1! Echo releases a limited-edition print series of Jimi Hendrix, available now! Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Swell Saturday, February 13

Have a bloody good time during the My Bloody Valentine 40th Anniversary online event, hosted by the George A. Romero Foundation, at 1pm! Or check out the Clermont Lounge Valentine’s Bizarre Bazaar from 3pm – 8pm! Swing on by Napoleon’s and experience Joe Gransden’s Valentine’s Day Soiree! Get horror-fied with SWAMP STOMP featuring Mark Torgl (THE TOXIC AVENGER) and more online at 7pm! The Fernbank Museum gets really retro and unveils their newest exhibit, “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” opening today, through May 9th! Check out Profs & Pints Online: “Kink” or “Disorder” at 7pm! Get down with David Wax Museum as the band comes to Red Boots Roots from their house at 7pm! Jazz it up with Ken Ford at 37 Main Avondale Estates! Throughout the month of February, the Historic Oakland Cemetery is providing a free African-American Burial Grounds Tour at 1pm! Get out in nature and check out the Winter Fernbank Forest Walk at 9:30am, and stick around for Fernbank’s Archaeology Day! Check out Cupid’s Art Market at Lee+White from 12-5pm! Support minority-owned businesses and check out the ATL AFRO Street Market at the Clarkston Community Center from 2pm – 8pm! Make your way to the Rolecall Theatre at Ponce City Market for their presentation of HAMLET at 3pm! Get shucked at Park Tavern during the Oyster Festival featuring The Sundogs and more! New Jersey based power pop rock group The Mylars announce the release of their high energy rendition of the 1970’s Pilot smash hit, “Magic!”

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, February 14

Check out Valentine’s with Vincent: Film Clips, Sweets & A Trivia Contest online at 2pm! Love never dies at Historic Oakland Cemetery! Surprise your Valentine with a unique outdoor date at Oakland Cemetery during their Love Stories of Oakland Tours from 4pm – 6pm! Shop locally and make your way to The Imperial in Downtown Decatur for a Valentine’s Day Bizarre Bazaar from 12pm – 5pm! Make your way to The Monticello and catch a Valentine’s Day Concert featuring Carl Thomas! Check out the Music of the African People online at 4pm, a twelve week virtual program that explores the contributions of African people! Get monsterific and catch The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm through May 2, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! Atlanta indie-pop singer/songwriter K Michelle DuBois (The Wire, Louder Than War, Northern Transmissions) releases new single “The Fever Returns” and new solo LP out February 12th! Shop local and support small businesses during February Sunday Funday Markets every Sunday in February from 1pm – 5pm! 

 

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 #43 – Feb. 1-7, 2021

Posted on: Jan 31st, 2021 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 hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, February 1

Got the Monday blues? Well, why not check out the Toronto Blues Society’s 24th Maple Blues Awards online at 8pm! Space Cadet release new song/video for “Bad Luck” out on their debut album LION ON A LEASH out March 26, produced by The Bouncing SoulsPete Steinkopf! Catch the Sundance Film Festival at The Plaza Theatre, Atlanta’s Satellite Screen (indoors, Plaza Drive-In and Dad’s Garage Drive-In), through Feb. 3! Get folk-rocked as Athens, GA’s Adam Klein releases new EP LITTLE TIGER! The legendary Tom Jones recently shared his cover of Todd Snider’s “Talking Reality Television Blues” which you can listen to here.  A.A. Williams shares cover of The Pixies “Where Is My Mind? and her SONGS FROM ISOLATION covers album is due out Feb. 12 on Bella Union! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! 

Timeless Tuesday, February 2

Get Weird with Charis Books as they bring you Dread Isle: Edward Austin Hall in Conversation With Bryant O’Hara and Lesly Wheeler online at 7:30pm! Get rocked with Counterpunch’s new 7″ “Handbook For The Recently Debriefed” via Thousand Islands Records (North America) and SBÄM Records (EU). Help support the Atlanta Film Festival via their Kickstarter to ensure 2021’s festival is a success! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! 


Way Back Wednesday, February 3

Get bluesy and check out Mudcat Live Stream Wednesdays at 7pm! Or get medically retro and catch Profs & Pints: Infections, Vaccines, Evolution & Medicine at 7pm! Get your Swing fix in the comfort of your own home every Wednesday, with WE Swing Dance’s Online Dance at 7pm! Or swing on down to 57th Fighter Group Restaurant for West Coast Swing Wednesdays at 6:30pm! Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) shares “What Are You Gonna Do” video via Brooklyn Vegan, with BORN STUPID out Feb. 12th! 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, February 4

The Bremen Museum presents their virtual Jews and Jazz III featuring Gordon Vernick, Kevin Bales and Rita Graham at 7pm! The Atlanta History Center and A Cappella Books present Chad Sanders in Conversation Virginia Prescott online at 7pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt acoustic-style at Southern Roots Tavern with Johnny Royals! Atlanta-based rock band glimmers announce new EP WORLDS APART and share new single “Not Good At Goodbyes!” Legendary rock singer and songwriter Ann Wilson has announced the premiere of her new single. “Tender Heart” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, February 5

Scott Crawford’s SOMETHING BETTER CHANGE documentary follows the political journey of D.O.A.’s Joe Keithley and explores connections between music and activism. Film launched its Kickstarter Campaign and features Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, Beto O’Rourke, Ian MacKaye, Duff McKagen and more! Make your way to the Plaza Theatre for screenings of Ridley Scott’s THELMA & LOUISE (1991) and a 35mm screening of Rob Reiner’s WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989) at 4:30pm/8:30pm! Funk it up with Bumpin’ the Mango at Madlife Stage & Studios! Get dark during A Black Celebration – Dark 80s Depeche Heavy LiveStream at 8pm! Goth it up with Athens GA’s Entertainment’s new single, “Voyeur” on their upcoming EP HORROR PT. 1! Echo releases a limited-edition print series of Jimi Hendrix, available now! Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert at 2pm! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Swell Saturday, February 6

Get down with Bill Kirchen (Commander Cody) as he Comes to Red Boots Roots from his house at 7pm! Throughout the month of February, the Historic Oakland Cemetery is providing a free African-American Burial Grounds Tour at 1pm! Goonies never say die, and neither do we, so why not catch Goonies Movie Trivia online at 7pm! Spook it up as Paranormal Warehouse brings you a Selma Mansion Live Investigation online at 8pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt acoustic-style at Johnnie Maccracken’s! Get the blues with Mudcat Live Stream Saturdays at 9pm! New Jersey based power pop rock group The Mylars announce the release of their high energy rendition of the 1970’s Pilot smash hit, “Magic!” Get medieval and check out the virtual Midwinter Arts & Sciences Faire 2021 at 9am! Afro Soca Love presents Black Owned Marketplace & Afterparty at 11am! Or make your way to the 37 Main Buford for a night with Guardians of the Jukebox! Frenchy & The Punk’s solo project, Guitarmy of One releases new single “I Spy the Prisoner” out now! Check out Drive-By Truckers’ lyric video for “Tough to Let Go.”Rock on down to the Star Bar for Punk Rock Night!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, February 7

Check out the Music of the African People online at 4pm, a twelve week virtual program that explores the contributions of African people! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Frightful Fairy-Tale Weddings at 7pm! Get monsterific and catch The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm through May 2, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! Atlanta indie-pop singer/songwriter K Michelle DuBois (The Wire, Louder Than War, Northern Transmissions) releases new single “The Fever Returns” and new solo LP out February 12th! Shop local and support small businesses during February Sunday Funday Markets every Sunday in February from 1pm – 5pm! 

 

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 #42 – Jan. 25-31, 2021

Posted on: Jan 24th, 2021 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 hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, January 25

Get folk-rocked as Athens, GA’s Adam Klein releases new EP LITTLE TIGER! The legendary Tom Jones recently shared his cover of Todd Snider’s “Talking Reality Television Blues” which you can listen to here.  A.A. Williams shares cover of The Pixies “Where Is My Mind? and her SONGS FROM ISOLATION covers album is due out Feb. 12 on Bella Union! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! 

Timeless Tuesday, January 26

Get bewitched and catch Witch Hunting Old & New with Professor Ronald Hutton online at 3pm! The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera bring you their virtual concert Dvorak & Ravel at 7pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Help support the Atlanta Film Festival via their Kickstarter to ensure 2021’s festival is a success! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! 

 

Way Back Wednesday, January 27

Get really retro and catch Profs & Pints Online: Colonial Philly’s Organized Chaos at 7pm!  B-Movie Bonfire Jr. presents a free online screening of Dave Fleischer’s GULLIVER’S TRAVELS (1939) at 6pm! Get your Swing fix in the comfort of your own home every Wednesday, with WE Swing Dance’s Online Dance at 7pm! Or swing on down to 57th Fighter Group Restaurant for West Coast Swing Wednesdays at 6:30pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Get merry with midtown’s favorite Ice Queen, Aspen York, during Park Tavern’s Wednesday’s Are A “Drag” at 8pm, every Wednesday through today! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! 

Throwback Thursday, January 28

Catch the Sundance Film Festival at The Plaza Theatre , Atlanta’s Satellite Screen (indoors, Plaza Drive-In and Dad’s Garage Drive-In), through Feb. 3! Legendary rock singer and songwriter Ann Wilson has announced the premiere of her new single. “Tender Heart” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, January 29

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

Swell Saturday, January 30

Catch A Conversation with Joy Harjo online, hosted by the Broward County Library at 11am! Get artsy and check out a Virtual Guided Tour of Barcelona’s Picasso Museum and the Guadi at 6pm! Make your way to the Fernbank Museum for their Museum Chills & Science Thrills event from 6pm – 9pm! Get your ‘80s fix with The Breakfast Club Trivia online at 7pm! Or make your way to the Dixie Tavern for a night with Guardians of the Jukebox! Get spooked and join Chattanooga’s Paranormal Research Ghost Investigation’s Online Investigation of the Lotz House at 10pm! Get bluesy and catch Chris Cain online at 10pm! Frenchy & The Punk’s solo project, Guitarmy of One releases new single “I Spy the Prisoner” out now! Check out Drive-By Truckers’ lyric video for “Tough to Let Go.”Rock on down to the Star Bar for Punk Rock Night! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, January 31

Get monsterific and catch The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm through May 2, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! Get really retro and catch the Egypt Virtual Tour of Karnak Temples at 5pm! Catch the Jung Society of Atlanta’s Towards A Visionary Science: Introducing Jung’s Black Books at 2pm! Hey Pink Ladies and T-Birds, why not check out Grease (1978) Trivia Live-Stream at 6:30pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through today! 

 

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *A Cappella Books Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*The Plaza Theatre Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #41 – Jan. 18-24, 2021

Posted on: Jan 18th, 2021 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 hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from the comfort of your own home and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, January 18

Join the Atlanta History Center’s virtual event, Stephen Kendrick and Paul Kendrick in Conversation with Charles Black and Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. at 4pm! Get your 80s fix at Diesel Tap House during their 80s Sitcoms Trivia at 7pm! Or get your broadway musical fix with Rent Trivia Live-Stream at 8:30pm! Make your way to Atlantic Station for their safe, drive-through Atlanta Festival of Lights, through today! Boogie down during the online Wilkerson Blues Practice 2021 at 8pm! 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 19

In celebration of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday, spook it up as The Raven Society presents their online event, Perceptions of Poe, Pictures of Horror at 6:3opm! Join the Atlanta Film Society during their online Eat, Drink & B-Indie: Sundance Film Festival in Atlanta, as they discuss this year’s programming and The Plaza Theatre being an official Satellite Screen for the festival, at 7:30pm! 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! 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 20

Get bard-y and catch Seven Minute Shakespeare Rolecall Theatre at Ponce City Market! 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 21

Charis Books and the Auburn Avenue Research Library bring you their virtual Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale – Tim Fielder in Conversation with Edward Hall and Victor LaValle at 7:30pm! Catch a screening of Wong Kar-wai’s THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000) at The Plaza Theatre indoors at 8:30pm! Boogie down virtually during the DJ deadParrot Live Stream, dishing out dark 80s and more at 10pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt acoustic-style at Smokin’ Cues! 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 22

Get your 80s MTV-era fix with Electric Avenue’s live stream, hosted by Madlife Stage & Studios at 7pm! The Plaza Theatre gets criminal and kicks off the weekend with screenings of Robert RodriguezEL MARIACHI (1992), Tom Tykwer’s RUN LOLA RUN (1998) and the Coen BrothersBLOOD SIMPLE (1984)! Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert at 2pm! Get southern rocked with AFTM at City Winery! 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

Swell Saturday, January 23

Post-punk it up with Bush Tetras Live from New York City online at 9pm! Or have a bloody good time virtually during The Evil Dead with Live Commentary by Bruce Campbell at 9pm! Check out the Zuckerman Museum of Art’s Spring 2021 Opening Day event from 10am – 5pm, which includes a new comic exhibit, “The 9th Art: Frames and Thought Bubbles!” Sail the open seas and make your way to Fernbank’s Pirate Day at 10am! Get jazzy with an online concert featuring the Larry Fuller Trio w/ Special Guest Peter Bernstein at 9pm! Frenchy & The Punk’s solo project, Guitarmy of One releases new single “I Spy the Prisoner” out today! Check out Drive-By Truckers’ lyric video for “Tough to Let Go.”Rock on down to the Star Bar for Punk Rock Night! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, January 24

Get monsterific and catch The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm through May 2, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! Get really retro and catch the Egypt Virtual Tour of Karnak Temples at 10am! Dominique Fils-Aimé debuts gets soulful with “While We Wait.” Film noir it up and celebrate 80 years of John Huston’s THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) at theatres across Atlanta! Check out Profs & Pints Online: The History of Tibetan Buddhism at 7pm! B-Movie Bonfire presents a free online screening of Ed Wood’s GLEN OR GLENDA (1953) 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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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #40 – Jan. 11-17, 2021

Posted on: Jan 10th, 2021 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 hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, January 11

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! Catch Profs & Pints: Encountering the Enslaved online at 7pm! 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! You won’t want to miss Piano Sonata by Philip Glass at 6pm, running through Jan. 12! 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 12

Check out a Virtual Tour of “Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism Costume Design” hosted by SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion and Film at 12pm! Or check out the Fulton County Museum’s online event, Downtown Then & Now: Gloversville at 6pm! Check out Profs & Pints: Debunking Human Sexuality Myths online at 7pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! You won’t want to miss Piano Sonata by Philip Glass at 6pm, running through today! Help support the Atlanta Film Festival via their Kickstarter to ensure 2021’s festival is a success! 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 13

Get bewitched and catch An Evening with Marilynne Roach: 1692 Salem Witchcraft Trials online at 7pm! Get bard-y and catch Seven Minute Shakespeare Rolecall Theatre at Ponce City Market! 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 14

Jam out with Frankly Scarlet as they pay tribute to The Grateful Dead at Madlife Stage & Studios! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt acoustic-style at Hawg & Ale Smokehouse 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

 

Freaky Friday, January 15

Get the blues with Keb’ Mo’ at City Winery! Get immersed in art and jazz during the High Museum’s January Friday Jazz event at 6pm! All Fired Up pays tribute to Benatar online, hosted by Madlife Stage & Studios at 7:3opm, followed by NEVERMIND paying tribute to Nirvana! Get your ‘90s fix and catch Friends Trivia on Instagram LIVE at 7:30pm! Mask up and catch Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke) featuring Benji Shanks at the Coca-Cola Roxy! Get rocked as Nick & The Knacks pay tribute to the 80s, 90s and more at the Dixie Tavern! Or catch Thin Ice dishing out 70s, 80s and 90s classic rock at 37 Main in Buford! 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 16

Spend the night with Ol’ Blue Eyes and catch Richard Shelton in Sinatra: RAW online at 11pm! Folk rock it up with Korby Lenker during his Red Boots Roots concert from home at 7pm! Piano Man – The Duo pays tribute to Billy Joel at 37 Main in Avondale! Flannel Nation pays tribute to 90s rock at Dixie Tavern! Get the blues with Skyler Saufley at Northside Tavern! Get the blues with Keb’ Mo’ at City Winery! Bad Co. Experience pays tribute to Bad Company online, hosted by Madlife Stage & Studios at 7pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho Devilles at Guston’s in Woodstock! 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 17

Get down with Oleta Adams with two shows online! Geek it up at Battle & Brew’s Family Board Game Day! Catch a screening of Randal Kleiser’s GREASE (1978) at Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta at 1pm! Folk it up with Arcadian Wild at Eddie’s Attic! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Folklore Strikes Back at 7pm! B-Movie Bonfire presents a free online screening of Christy Cabanne’s CONSPIRACY (1930) at 8:30pm! 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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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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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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