Retro fun with the young ones: Things to do with grandkids this week

It may not seem like a surefire way to bond with your grandkids, but sharing Atlanta-area entertainment that was popular back in the day can appeal to young kids and mature adults alike.

You may be surprised to learn which retro entertainment is already a hit with the next generation. And if you choose wisely, you can introduce them to old-school amusements they’ll enjoy while taking a walk down memory lane.

Here are some options for this week:

Sundown Social at City Springs

5:30-8 p.m., Thursday, May 23. Free admission. City Green, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs.

Enjoy an old-fashioned neighborhood gathering with a twist as Sandy Springs meets for yard games, cocktails, and a live performance. The entertainment includes JJ Williamson, the relatable comedian from “Johnson Family Vacation.”

Bring swimsuits to enjoy the splash pad and plan to eat supper at the food trucks.

Andrews Brothers Dueling Pianos

8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23. Free admission. 37 Main Restaurant + Bar, 37 East Main St., Buford.

Head over to Buford for this popular NC-17 show filled with songs from the past 50 years and plenty of comedy. Just remember kids under 17 need a chaperone.

Reserve a table here.

REO Survivor & Co.: A Tribute to REO Speedwagon, Loverboy, and Survivor

8 p.m. Saturday, May 25. $39. The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega.

Historic Dahlonega is about an hour north of Atlanta and was once a gold rush town. It’s a pleasant Saturday drive; this concert will cap the day in style.

It’s an unusual concept that works — a hybrid tribute band that pays homage to REO Speedwagon, Loverboy and Survivor. “Working for the Weekend,” “Eye of the Tiger,” and “Take It On the Run” are just a few of the hits the group of you can sing along with. The Holly Theater, which started as a movie palace in 1948, is a vintage bonus. Buy tickets here.