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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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!

Category: This Week in ATLRetro | TAGS: None

This Week in ATLRetro – Halloween Home Edition #31 – Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2020

Posted on: Oct 26th, 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 spooky Halloween fun you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, October 26

Have a killer good time during The Plaza Theatre’s screening of Sean S. Cunningham’s FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980) at 8:15pm! Kino Now celebrates its first anniversary with a free binge for all you cinephiles, through Nov. 15, check it out here! Get haunted virtually during DooGallery’s annual Haunted Art Show, running through Oct. 31! Get old-timey with Old Crow Medicine Show during their live streaming concert at 8pm! Get down with Arrested Development for two shows at City Winery! Get really retro as Rolecall presents their Shakespeare in the Ponce presentation of TWELFTH NIGHT, through Nov. 17! Get spooky with Move Club Monday’s live discussion of Barry Sonnenfeld’s THE ADDAMS FAMILY (1991) at 8pm! Get monsterific with screenings of Pixar’s MONSTERS, INC (2001) at AMC theatres across Atlanta, through Nov. 1! Do some good this spooky season and donate tasty treats during the Feed the Pumpkin Food Drive, hosted by The Point, through Oct. 31! Grab the kiddies and monster mash your way down to Legoland Discovery Center’s Brick or Treat event, running through Oct. 31! Get in the spooky mood during Sleepy Hollow Farm’s (Powder Springs) Fall Fun Season, running through Nov. 1! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, October 27

Creep on down to The Plaza Theatre’s screening of John Carl Buechler’s TROLL (1986) at 8:15pm! Get down with Arrested Development for two shows at City Winery! 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, October 28

Have a demonically good time during Battle & Brew’s Evil Dead Trivia at 8pm! Folk rock it up during Chris Knight’s live stream concert, hosted by Eddie’s Attic! Or get rootsy with Cody Marlowe at Sweetwater Brewing Company! 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! Your nightmares go live as Netherworld Haunted House kicks off this season of haunts, Wed.-Sun. through Nov. 1! 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! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! 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, October 29

Plazadrome presented by Videodrome and The Plaza Theatre presents a creaturific good time with a Plaza Drive-In screening of John Fawcett’s GINGERSNAPS (2000) at 7:30pm! Spend the night in a haunted castle during Legends & Lore at Rhodes Hall at 7pm, through Oct. 30! Get bewitched with a live broadcast of The History of Witchcraft at 8pm! Or spook it up during Queen Mary Live, a Virtual Haunt and Music Fest, through Nov. 1! Check out 7 Stage’s virtual premiere of Elizabeth Dinkova’s TIT  at 7pm, running through Nov. 2! Have a hellacious good time during Rolecall’s Hell Over Heels dating game-show at 9pm, through Oct. 31! Or get some haunting laughs during Scofflaw Brewing Company’s Ha-Ha Halloween at 8pm! Get intergalactic with Movies on the Lawn’s screening of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. (1982) and other fun activities, beginning at 6pm! 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! Spend the night with Tyler Neal on the patio at Napoleon’s! Honky-tonk it up with Jason Eady at Eddie’s Attic! 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, October 30

Have a killer time and celebrate 100 years of Robert Wiene’s THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1921) with a Zoom screening and musical accompaniment by Wormwood, hosted by WordsFest London Canada at 7pm! The Plaza Theatre with Lips Down on Dixie time-warps it up with a screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at 11:55pm! Get monsterific during Aurora Theatre’s Monster Mash Bash Cabaret, online at 6pm, through Nov. 1! Check out Profs & Pints Online: What Sparked Witch Burnings at 7pm! Spend the night in a haunted castle during Legends & Lore at Rhodes Hall at 7pm! Have a screaming good time at Fernbank’s annual adults-only Fright Night at 7pm! Boogie down under the full moon with The Rainmen during their Halloween Special at Tin Roof Cantina! It’s freaky Friday at the Havana Club ATL with their Freak Show event! Hang with the undead and catch a free drive-in screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at Bill Head Funeral Home in Duluth at 9:30pm! Spook it up with Movies on the Lawn’s screenings of Bill Menenez’s IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN (1966), followed by Pixar’s MONSTERS, INC (2001) and other fun activities, beginning at 6pm! Pick up some creepy creations during EAV Farmers Market’s Hocus Pocus Market at 5pm! Howl at the moon with Battle & Brew during their Halloween Weekend events! Boogie down with the bogey man during Atlanta Masquerade, a free outdoor event! Get haunted atThe Legion Theatre with TheatreExtreme during Cartersville Ghost Tours, through Oct. 30! Help support the 2021 L5P Halloween Parade with the L5PBA Venmo Raffle with a live drawing at 6pm! Check out the 35th Annual Halloween Hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 6pm! Cash Unchained pays tribute to “The Man in Black” at 37 Main! Or catch Departure’s tribute to Journey at City Winery! Pigs on a String perform the music of Pink Floyd at Napoleon’s! Check out the 35th Annual Halloween Hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 6pm! Spook on down to Stone Mountain’s Pumpkin Festival – Play by Day, Glow by Night, running through Nov. 1! Aurora Theatre’s Lawrenceville’s Ghost Tours, haunting through Oct. 31! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, October 31

Bring the kiddies and Monster Mash it up at the Center for Puppetry Arts at 10am – 5pm! Get your Halloween scare with Tiki Tango and their Nightmare on 13th Street event! Or make your way to Charis Books for their Halloween Porch Pop-Up at 12pm! The Plaza Theatre with Lips Down on Dixie time-warps it up with a screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at 8:30pm and 11:55pm! Get spooked at Park Tavern’s A Maskerade Halloween Party! Haunt on down to East View Cemetery Association’s A Grave Affair at 4pm! Monster Mash it up with Ponce City Market’s Halloween on the Roof! Cigar City Club Plaza brings you their Halloween Mask-erade Costume Party! Get some spooky shopping done at the Mystic District Marketplace: The Freak Show Edition! Be a nocturnal beast and check out the Fernbank Forest Night Walk at 6:30pm! Bird Dog Jubilee dishes out a Halloween bash at Tucker Brewing Company! Spook on down to Little 5 Points Corner Tavern for their Halloween Costume Party! Get spooky and kooky during Neon Horror and Mary’s Hell No Ween virtual and live events! The Iberian Pig in Decatur gets bloody during their Virtual Murder Mystery at 7:30pm! Check out the Heck House’s Drag the Blue Moon to Heck comedy show at 8pm! Black Cat DC rocks out with their Eighties Mayhem/Halloween 80s Virtual Party at 9pm! Catch a screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at MadLife Stage & Studios at 9:30pm! Get bewitched with Movies on the Lawn’s screening of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993) and other fun activities, beginning at 6pm! Boogie down at Suite Food Lounge’s Halloween Fest! Get some soul as Kyshona Comes to Red Boots Roots from Her Home at 7pm! Stomp on down to Matilda’s for the Michelle Malone Duo CD Release Party! Get spooked and take the kiddies to Boo at the Zoo, from 9am – 5pm! 

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, November 1

The Plaza Theatre gets monstrous with their Silent Cinema Series with a screening of Lon Cheney’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925), featuring live music on the Mighty Plaza Organ by Ken Double and Daniel Mata at 8:30pm! Folklore Haunted House creeps it up with their Send in the Clowns! event at 7:30pm! Check out the Holiday Pop Up Market at Lee+White at 1pm, every Sunday through Dec. 27! Make your way to Park Tavern for their Sunset Sessions Featuring Ides of June!

 

 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 #30 – Oct. 19-25, 2020

Posted on: Oct 19th, 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 spooky fun you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, October 19

Creep down to The Plaza Theatre for a screening of Joe Dante’s GREMLINS II: THE NEW BATCH (1990) at 8pm! Boogie down with Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire virtually, hosted by Cellairis Amphitheatre at 7pm! Get haunted virtually during DooGallery’s annual Haunted Art Show, running through Oct. 31! Do some good this spooky season and donate tasty treats during the Feed the Pumpkin Food Drive, hosted by The Point, through Oct. 31! Check out Brian Skutle’s Horror Soundscapes Virtual Concert at 8pm! Grab the kiddies and monster mash your way down to Legoland Discovery Center’s Brick or Treat event, running through Oct. 31! Get in the spooky mood during Sleepy Hollow Farm’s (Powder Springs) Fall Fun Season, running through Nov. 1! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, October 20

Have a bloody fantastic time at The Plaza Theatre’s screening of Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE II (1986) at 8pm! Get bewitched and take a Witch’s Brew Class with Damaris at Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore at 7pm! Get the rockin’ blues with Walter Trout at City Winery! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Check out Matt Berry‘s album PHANTOM BIRDS out now on Acid Jazz records! Detroit noise-pop singer-songwriter Zilched (Chloë Drallos) just released her single and self-directed music video for “Velcro Dog” from debut album DOOMPOP – out October 23. 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, October 21

Get spooked with Nightmare Film Festival’s Masquerade 2020, a five-day digital showcase of terror and more, through Oct. 25! Make your way to the Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema to catch Stevie Nicks 24Karat Gold the Concert, for one night only at 7pm! Doom metal it up with Amorphis live-streaming, hosted by The Masquerade at 8pm! The Breman Museum hosts a virtual film screening and discussion of Bob HerculesMIKVA! DEMOCRACY IS A VERB (2020) at 8pm! Get zombified at The Plaza Theatre’s screening of George A. Romero’s DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) at 8pm! Your nightmares go live as Netherworld Haunted House kicks off this season of haunts, Wed.-Sun. through Nov. 1! 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! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Check out Smith’s Olde Bar’s Wednesday Night Live online event, every Wednesday at 7:30pm! 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, October 22

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! Or catch Smith & Myers (of Shinedown) during their Live from the Drive-In concert at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre at 8pm, hosted by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Get rocked at 37 Main in Avondale with 84, paying tribute to Eddie Van Halen! Get horrorfied at The Plaza Theatre’s screening of Rusty Cundieff’s TALES FROM THE HOOD (1995) at 8pm! 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! Check out the title track “The New Ok!” American musician, songwriter, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist Kurt Baker has dropped a vintage 80’s-inspired music video for “Over You,” the lead single off his upcoming solo album AFTER PARTY set for release on October 23 via Wicked Cool Records. 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, October 23

Get monsterific during Profs & Pints Online: The Horror Within at 7pm! The Atlanta School of Photography haunts it up during their Frights & Lights event at the Decatur Cemetery at 6:30pm! Get haunted atThe Legion Theatre with TheatreExtreme during Cartersville Ghost Tours, through Oct. 24! Get the blues with Bill Sheffield during Outer Space Concerts at Waller’s! Get down during On Stage’s Spooktacular – A Virtual Cabaret at 8pm! Get folk-rocked with the Indigo GirlsLive from the Drive-In concert at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre at 8pm! Meet your doom during Vision Video’s A Southern Gothic virtual concert at 9:30pm! Time-warp it up during the Hard Rock Cafe’s Friday Night Frights – Dinner & Movie featuring THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at 10pm!Get down with Interstellar Echos paying tribute to Pink Floyd at 37 Main! Spook on down to East Roswell Park with the kiddies for an Eerie Egg Hunt at 4:30pm! Be safe and get down during Centennial Olympic Park’s Big Night Out! Concert Series, running through Oct. 25! Tonight you won’t want to miss Moon Taxi and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, at 5:30pm! Check out the 35th Annual Halloween Hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 6pm! Jam it up with the Tom Hill Trio at Tucker Brewing Company! Or get folksy with Pajama Garden at Railroad Earth-ATL! Or indie folk it up with Noah Gunderson’s live-stream hosted by Eddie’s Attic at 7pm! 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! Spook on down to Stone Mountain’s Pumpkin Festival – Play by Day, Glow by Night, running through Nov. 1! Aurora Theatre’s Lawrenceville’s Ghost Tours, haunting through Oct. 31! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, October 24

Have a bloody fangtastic time during a screening of F. W. Murnau’s silent horror classic NOSFERATU (1922) at Dad’s Garage Drive-In with live music accompaniment by Moloq at 7:30pm! Spook it up and catch a free drive-in screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at Duluth High School at 9:30pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta! Join Bi+ Georgia for A Haunted Halloween Picnic at Historic Oakland Cemetery at 12pm! Hard Labor Creek State Park creeps it up with their Haunted Village at 1pm! Check out The Village Corner’s Oktoberfest Prost at 1pm! Or pull your lederhosen and celebrate Oktoberfest with The Before Times at Eventide Brewing at 2:30pm! Spend the night with Chilly Winds and Ben Tricky during Outer Space Concerts at Waller’s! Stomp on down to From the Earth Brewing Company in Roswell for The Randall Bramblett Band Album Pre-Release Drive-In at 7pm! Get rocked with Poison’us at 37 Main! Spend the night with Yacht Rock Revue during their online concert, hosted by Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! Or spook on over to the Fernbank’s Ghostly Gatherings event at 6:30pm! Be safe and get down during Centennial Olympic Park’s Big Night Out! Concert Series, running through Oct. 25! Tonight you won’t want to miss the Marcus King Trio and Futurebirds, at 5:30pm! Check out the 35th Annual Halloween Hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 6pm! Geek it up and join The Force during the Lightsaber Pub Crawl starting at 3pm! Sarah Peacock Comes to Red Boots from Her House at 7pm! Get spooked and take the kiddies to Boo at the Zoo, from 9am – 5pm! Robyn Hitchcock releases updated new single “The President” (2020 version) out now on Tiny Ghost Records! Raf Rundell shares new track “Monsterpiece” out now on Heavenly Recordings! 

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, October 25

Neon Horror and Mary’s bring you macabre musical mashups during their virtual Necrodance event at 3pm! B-Movie Bonfire brings you a free online screening of Larry Buchanan’s CURSE OF THE SWAMP CREATURE (1968) at 8:30pm! Check out Live from the Drive-In and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Music of David Bowie at 6pm! Get a little haunted shopping in at the 50th edition of The Bizarre Bazaar being held at The Imperial in Decatur at 12pm! Historic Oakland Cemetery hosts a Virtual Pumpkin Carving Workshop at 2pm! Check out Tucker Brewing Co.’s Sunday Outdoor Blues Jam! Get spooked and take the kiddies to Boo at the Zoo, from 9am – 5pm! Be safe and get down during Centennial Olympic Park’s Big Night Out! Concert Series, running through Oct. 25! Tonight you won’t want to miss Big Boi & Friends, at 5:30pm! 

 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 #29 – Oct. 12-18, 2020

Posted on: Oct 12th, 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 retrotastic fun you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, October 12

Boogie down with a Virtual Hot Jam with Natalia Eristavi at 8pm! Get haunted virtually during DooGallery’s annual Haunted Art Show, running through Oct. 31! Grab the kiddies and monster mash your way down to Legoland Discovery Center’s Brick or Treat event, running through Oct. 31! Check out Rolecall Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Ponce event with their performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, running through Oct. 13! Get in the spooky mood during Sleepy Hollow Farm’s (Powder Springs) Fall Fun Season, running through Nov. 1! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, October 13

Kool Kat Nicole Kurtz Smith presents her Mocha Memoirs Press Takeover: Slay at 6pm, giving you the opportunity to join the authors and editors as they talk about their stories! The Poe Film Festival presents a free online film screening of Don Tepper’s short, “Masque of the Red Death” (xxxx), followed by a discussion with the director and Poe experts at 7pm! Devil’s Night Gallery, the only film festival in the world inspired by Rod Serling’s classic tv series, “Night Gallery” features 11 short films in the spirit of the series, with an original piece of art created for it by a local artist and is revealed by their terrible Rod Serling impersonator during an introduction to each film. This year the show is free and open to all to watch! Simply click here at 8pm! Get geeky and catch THE OFFICE Live Stream Trivia – Halloween Episodes event at 8:30pm, hosted by Bar Crawl USA! Check out Rolecall Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Ponce event with their performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, running through today! Check out Matt Berry‘s album PHANTOM BIRDS out now on Acid Jazz records! Detroit noise-pop singer-songwriter Zilched (Chloë Drallos) just released her single and self-directed music video for “Velcro Dog” from debut album DOOMPOP – out October 23. 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, October 14

Charis Books and the Auburn Avenue Research Library welcomes P. Djeli Clark in virtual conversation with Victor LaValle for a celebration of Clark’s dark fantasy historical novella, RING SHOUT. Journalist and novelist Ed Hall will moderate the conversation here at 7:30pm! Spook it up during the 14th Annual Atlanta Horror Film Festival (all screenings are outdoors in a socially-distanced space), haunting through Oct. 17! Get rocked during Aquarium Drunkard Presents Pylon, an online discussion with founding members at 8pm! Your nightmares go live as Netherworld Haunted House kicks off this season of haunts, Wed.-Sun. through Nov. 1! Boogie down with Bird Dog Jubilee live at Sweetwater Brewery outdoors at 6:30pm! 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! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Check out Smith’s Olde Bar’s Wednesday Night Live online event, every Wednesday at 7:30pm! 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, October 15

Boogie down during the second annual Historic Athens Porch*Fest 2020, featuring 40 virtual performances over four days, through Oct. 18! Check out Jews and Jazz and meet Gary Motley and Dr. Gordon Vernick as they tell stories, play music and discuss the significant roles that Jews have played in the Jazz scene as composers, performers, writers, and entrepreneurs. Their free talk is presented in conjunction with The Breman Museum’s new virtual exhibition A Jazz Memoir, Photography by Herb Snitzer. You can check out the virtual exhibition here! Get haunted with the Dekalb History Center’s Virtual Spooky Tour from 9am – 9pm! Drive-By Truckers have released their second album of 2020, THE NEW OK out via ATO Records. Check out the title track “The New Ok!” American musician, songwriter, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist Kurt Baker has dropped a vintage 80’s-inspired music video for “Over You,” the lead single off his upcoming solo album AFTER PARTY set for release on October 23 via Wicked Cool Records. 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, October 16

Tune in and spend the night with the Master of Suspense during the online Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play, hosted by Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm! Get bewitched with WUSSY MAG and catch a screening of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993) at The Plaza Drive-In at 7:30pm! Spook on down to Stone Mountain’s Pumpkin Festival – Play by Day, Glow by Night, running through Nov. 1! Geek it up during the MultiVIRTUAL 2020 Convention, a science fiction and fantasy con, through Oct. 18! Live stream the Shaky Knees Festival 2020, rockin’ through Oct. 18! Catch Brother Sam of the Foothill Brothers at Waller’s Outer Space Concert event at 7pm! Aurora Theatre’s Lawrenceville’s Ghost Tours, haunting through Oct. 31! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, October 17

It’s not Halloween in Atlanta without the annual L5P Halloween Parade, so why not check out this year’s L5P Virtual Halloween Parade with Puddles Pity Party as Grand Marshall at 4pm! Or spook on over to the Fernbank’s Ghostly Gatherings event at 6:30pm! FanQuest Nation brings you a Slashtastic Saturday: Caesar and Otto’s Paranormal Halloween at 7pm! Get terrified as the George A. Romero Foundation and Pitt Honors College brings you Tales from the Hood 25th Anniversary Celebration online at 7pm! Or have a bloody fangtastic time during Ritual: A Virtual Vampire Ball at 9pm! Get bewitched with WUSSY MAG and catch a second screening of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993) at The Plaza Drive-In at 9:30pm! Tune in and spend a second night with the Master of Suspense during the online Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play, hosted by Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm! Get spooked and take the kiddies to Boo at the Zoo, from 9am – 5pm! Raid and trade during the Georgia Ren Fair Opening Weekend, from 10am – 6pm! Cruz Contreras comes to Red Boots from His House at 7pm! Robyn Hitchcock releases updated new single “The President” (2020 version) out now on Tiny Ghost Records! Raf Rundell shares new track “Monsterpiece” out now on Heavenly Recordings! Crown Lands get psychedelic and releases celestial video for “Sun Dance,” and announce environmental campaign with WEARTH!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, October 18

Get spooked and take the kiddies to Boo at the Zoo, from 9am – 5pm! Tallbird share debut album LOST PET POSTER TEMPLATE! New Jersey indie-rockers, The Vaughns, have announced a new single and video “All Weekend” which is premiering now on FLOOD Magazine. Fans can check it out now here. The Corner Tavern Hapeville brings you their new outdoor Beer Garden (socially distanced picnic tables) and presents the Francisco Lora Jazz Trio at 6pm! The Star Bar rocks out with their Almost Live from Little 5! 

 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 #28 – Oct. 5-11, 2020

Posted on: Oct 5th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

It’s that spooky time of year again! And we at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our next installment of our haunted Home-Edition, a week’s worth of retrotastic fun you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, October 5

Get haunted virtually during DooGallery’s annual Haunted Art Show, running through Oct. 31! Grab the kiddies and monster mash your way down to Legoland Discovery Center’s Brick or Treat event, running through Oct. 31! Or spook on down to Stone Mountain’s Pumpkin Festival – Play by Day, Glow by Night, running through Nov. 1! Check out Rolecall Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Ponce event with their performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, running through Oct. 13! Get down with Thea Jones & The Make it Shake Band at Pal’s Lounge at 8m! Atlanta’s historic West End community is getting powerful new murals as part of this year’s ELEVATE Art Festival. They will be completed in time for the festival’s virtual programming which will take place from Oct. 4-10. Get in the spooky mood during Sleepy Hollow Farm’s (Powder Springs) Fall Fun Season, running through Nov. 1! Guitar duel from the depths as Kool Kat Adam McIntyre and The Pinx burn it all down on scorching “It’s Electric,” single from their upcoming ELECTRIC! EP, out now! Get some swampadelic soul with Larkin Poe’s new album SELF MADE MAN out now via Tricki-Woo Records. Purchase/stream it 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, October 6

Check out the 14th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival online at 7pm! Check out Rolecall Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Ponce event with their performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, running through Oct. 13! Join Emory Centro Latinx for a virtual panel and discussion on Latinx Music and Politics at 6pm! Charis Books and Atlanta Pride celebrate Pamela Sneed in conversation with Theresa Davis discussing Sneed’s FUNERAL DIVA, a poetic memoir about coming-of-age in the AIDS era, and its effects on life and art. Rock out with Crash Test Dummies via livestream, hosted by City Winery at 8pm! Check out Matt Berry‘s album PHANTOM BIRDS out now on Acid Jazz records! Detroit noise-pop singer-songwriter Zilched (Chloë Drallos) just released her single and self-directed music video for “Velcro Dog” from debut album DOOMPOP – out October 23. 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! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here!

Way Back Wednesday, October 7

Your nightmares go live as Netherworld Haunted House kicks off this season of haunts, Wed.-Sun. through Nov. 1! Get twenties retro with a virtual Roaring 20s Estate Jewelry Trunk Show at 7pm! Scripts Gone Wild gets creepy crawly with ARACHNOPHOBIA at 7:30pm! Bang it out with Max Weinberg’s Jukebox via livestream, hosted by City Winery at 6pm! Jam out with Sound Culture live at Sweetwater Brewery outdoors at 6:30pm! Montreal-based multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Linaire (Anna Atkinson) releases new track “Best I Can!” L7’s SMELL THE MAGIC: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION is out through Sub Pop Purchase/Stream across platforms! And watch Donita Sparks with the Lucha VaVOOM dancers performing “Fast and Frightening!” Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Check out Smith’s Olde Bar’s Wednesday Night Live online event, every Wednesday at 7:30pm! 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! The Nixons post-grunge it up with new EP SONIC BOOM through Intercept Music available for download here and share the official music video for single “Ghost of an Angel here! Get your 80s-esque synth fix with machinegum’s “Kubes” video here!

Throwback Thursday, October 8

Make your way to the Atlanta History Center’s History After Hours in their newly opened (and socially-distant) Entrance Gardens as they celebrate their new exhibit, “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow” at 5pm! Thrash metal it up with Repentance’s debut album GOD FOR A DAY out now! Drive-By Truckers have released their second album of 2020, THE NEW OK out via ATO Records. Check out the title track “The New Ok!” American musician, songwriter, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist Kurt Baker has dropped a vintage 80’s-inspired music video for “Over You,” the lead single off his upcoming solo album AFTER PARTY set for release on October 23 via Wicked Cool Records. Re-discover the stars and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age with the Sonja Henie biopic, Anne Sewitsky’s SONJA: THE WHITE SWAN (2018) and eight other Silver Screen Icons Now available digitally on Kino Now! 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! The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here. Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here!

Freaky Friday, October 9

Monsterama and Spy Con’s 2020 Virtual free event [donations welcome to benefit The Motion Picture & Television Fund] (co-chairsKool Kat Anthony Taylor and Suzanne Najbrt) kicks off today, spooking it up through Oct. 11, with! Tonight’s highlights include Masters of the Twilight Zone with Anne Serling, Kool Kat Daniel Griffith, and more at 5:30pm; Masters of Dracula at 8pm; and more! Get spooked and catch screenings of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) and Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD 2 (1987) starting tonight at The Plaza Theatre! Get haunted during Cursed: A COVID-Safe Immersive Halloween Experience at The Basement at 7pm! Jazz it up with Elevate the Quest at Vista Vibes in Tucker! Catch an online screening of John Scheinfeld’s CHASING TRANE (2016), hosted by Triple Step Studios, at 8pm! Rock out at Town Green in Peachtree Corners with Interstellar Echos paying tribute to Pink Floyd! Atlanta Photography Group (APG) and WUSSY MAG present ‘High Visibility’, a virtual group exhibition featuring over fifteen Atlanta LGBTQIA+ photographers. The launch of the virtual exhibition will coincide with Atlanta Pride’s 50th Anniversary, a time of celebration and remembrance for the Queer artists and outcasts who came before, event goes live at 7pm! Enjoy a spooky-themed evening featuring after-hours access to the Halloween-themed outdoor experience, Woodland Spirits at Fernbank After Dark: Science & Spirits (masks required) at 7pm! Catch Sweet Young Twang at Waller’s Outer Space Concert event at 7pm! Get down with Joe Gransden and Robin Lattimore at Callanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn at 7:30pm! Catch Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac tribute at the Coca-Cola Roxy (socially-distanced event)! Departure pays tribute to Journey at 37 Main in Avondale Estates! Aurora Theatre’s Lawrenceville’s Ghost Tours, haunting through Oct. 31! Big Black Delta share live performance for “Killing Me” with entire virtual show available until Oct. 9, Tickets Here; 4 LP out now! Bob Mould (Husker Du) releases “Forecast of Rain,” a new song from his upcoming album BLUE HEARTS, arriving via MERGE RECORDS today! Mondo Cozmo shares new video for “Kicks (Positively Montauk)” on his new album NEW MEDICINE, out now! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, October 10

Spook it up during Day 2 of Monsterama and Spy Con’s 2020 Virtual event! Today’s highlights include Lana Wood: Plenty O’Toole Talks,The Great Kaiju Invasion, Masters of The Outer Limits, and so much more! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for an Outdoor Artist Market from 10am – 2pm! Or check out the Fernbank Museum’s Bugs, Bats and Bones at 10:30am! Celebrate Pride on Ponce at the Rolecall’s outdoor amphitheater from 11:30am – 6pm! Check out the October EAV Market (masks required) at 12pm! Get rootsy with Michelle Malone at Eddie’s Attic! Or get down with Matthew Kahler at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Southern Accents pay tribute to Tom Petty at 37 Main in Avondale Estates! Lesibu Grand calls out gun violence, poverty, healthcare in America in new anthem “WFS!” Spook it up with The Southern Institute of Paranormal Research’s online Ghost-Hunting at the Wren’s Nest at 7:30pm! Robyn Hitchcock releases updated new single “The President” (2020 version) out now on Tiny Ghost Records! Raf Rundell shares new track “Monsterpiece” out now on Heavenly Recordings! Crown Lands get psychedelic and releases celestial video for “Sun Dance,” and announce environmental campaign with WEARTH!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, October 11

It’s your last chance to get monsterific during Monsterama and Spy Con’s 2020 Virtual event featuring a panel on Jack Kirby and Master Art Masters with Kool Kat Mark Maddox, a full panel on author, filmmaker and more Larry Blamire, a Trina Parks panel and so much more! Get rocked and livestream The Band of Heathens at Eddie’s Attic at 8pm! Tallbird share debut album LOST PET POSTER TEMPLATE! New Jersey indie-rockers, The Vaughns, have announced a new single and video “All Weekend” which is premiering now on FLOOD Magazine. Fans can check it out now here. Check out Rolecall Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Ponce event with their performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, running through Oct. 13! The Corner Tavern Hapeville brings you their new outdoor Beer Garden (socially distanced picnic tables) and presents the Francisco Lora Jazz Trio at 6pm! The Star Bar rocks out with their Almost Live from Little 5! 

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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