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pub notes Re-Run or Premiere? Watching Roy Barnes during the Democratic gubernatorial candidate debate on TV last week, I was reminded of another ex-governor who ran again. Ellis Arnall was the best governor Georgia has had in modern times. He restored the accreditation of the University of Georgia after Eugene Talmadge wrecked it; he ended the convict labor system, wrote a new constitution, created the state merit system, killed the poll tax, allowed African-American citizens to vote in the formerly white Democratic Primary and successfully fought discriminatory freight rates that had held back manufacturing in Georgia. As the youngest governor in Georgia’s history, he was a bright, energetic, people-loving, liberal public servant. He couldn’t succeed himself as governor (and couldn’t get the state constitution changed to allow it) and went on to build a highly successful law practice in Atlanta. When the 1966 governor’s race rolled around, another exgovernor, Ernest Vandiver, was considered the front-runner, but then he withdrew for health reasons and opened up a free-forall. Six candidates jumped into the Democratic primary. Arnall was already in it, and he was joined by segregationist-restaurateur Lester Maddox, lieutenant governor Garland Byrd and a little-known state senator named Jimmy Carter, Come November we’re among others. probably going to have I had heard about Ellis Arnall and what a great a right-wing nut as the governor he had been. My Republican nominee… first glimpse of him came on television, where he had bought time to attack Ernest Vandiver, when Vandiver was still in the race. Arnall was accusing Vandiver of insider trading, buying up land in the path of the new Interstate 85, having influenced the route by diverting it from Athens north to Vandiver’s hometown of Lavonia. What I saw on the black-and-white TV was an old, baldheaded man shouting and waving deed records at the camera. It was instantly apparent that Ellis Arnall, who was the master of the political speech from the courthouse steps, was too hot for television. Flash forward to the TV set last week, when ex-Governor Roy Barnes was trying to distinguish himself among five candidates. Now, in my opinion, “King Roy” made an excellent governor. He has Ellis Arnall’s enjoyment of people and the political process; he’s a bright, energetic administrator who understands how government works and is not afraid to take a tough stand—he got the Confederate battle emblem off our state flag and insisted on teacher accountability: hence his exgovernor status. Roy looked terrible. He looked like an old pol. He is an old pol, but in the good sense—experienced, knowledgeable. I guess he was trying to avoid looking like a slick Atlanta lawyer, but his suit and his hair made him look like a discount Billy Graham knockoff. Television killed Arnall the second time around; I hope it doesn’t do the same for Barnes. My assumption all along has been that Roy Barnes is the only Democrat with a chance at winning in the general election. He knows how to govern, and he knows how to raise money. But if he is going to have even a slight chance at getting elected in this heavily right-wing Republican state, he is going to have to do something about his hair. That’s one problem DuBose Porter doesn’t have. He’s nearly as bald as Ellis Arnall, which probably helps his clean-cut look, his no-nonsense image of the small-town newspaper magnate, the straightforward Democratic legislative leader in a House full of Republicans. Dubose hasn’t raised a lot of money, but in spite of his legislative experience, he has a fresh look. Politics is so hard to predict. Come November we’re probably going to have a right-wing nut as the Republican nominee: either John Oxendine or Karen Handel. We’re going to have a state mired in debt and falling further behind in our schools, transportation, water management, infrastructure, etc.—all of this at the hands of the Republicans. The average Georgia voter could very well just decide that enough is enough with this crowd and let’s try somebody different. The question for Democrats and Independents is: When that moment comes, do we have a better shot with Roy or with DuBose—the old pol or the fresh face? Pete McCommons firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: News & Features City Dope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Athens News & Views
The ongoing saga of Jittery Joe’s Roaster, and Paul Broun, Jr.’s Korner gets really Krazy!
Public Art in Athens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Why Don’t We Fund It?
Proponents of art in Athens’ public sphere find themselves grasping for support.
Arts & Events Art Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Nurture vs. Nature
ATHICA’s exhibit “Nurture” redirects our attentions toward the familiar (or neglected) aspects of life.
The Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
COVER DESIGN by Kelly Ruberto featuring a screen print by Hannah Elliott on display at Lamar Dodd School of Art
This week: A look back at J.D. Salinger, Howard Zinn and Robert B. Parker.
Music The End of an Era . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Dark Meat’s Final Show
With its founding members moving out of Athens, the psychedelic experiment comes to an end.
Selling an Aesthetic, Art for Art’s Sake . . . . 21
Cold Cave Breaks Through
Wesley Eisold discusses the scavenging life of a musician and the art of poetry.
LETTERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 CITY DOPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 CITY PAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 CAPITOL IMPACT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 ATHENS RISING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 PUBLIC ART. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 TABLE TENNIS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 ART NOTES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 THE READER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 MOVIE DOPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 MOVIE PICK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 FILM NOTEBOOK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
THREATS & PROMISES. . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 UPSTART ROUNDUP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 DARK MEAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 RECORD REVIEWS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 COLD CAVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 THE CALENDAR!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 BULLETIN BOARD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 ART AROUND TOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 COMICS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 REALITY CHECK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 CLASSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
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Why Not GO VEGAN? Thanks to Pete McCommons for his Pub Notes column relating the sad tale of the injured chicken who fell off the slaughterhouse-bound truck and ended up at the Flagpole office. Pete’s words remind us that when we come face to face with such an unfortunate animal, we cannot close our eyes to the fear and pain suffered by a living being in order to bring us the sanitized, neatlywrapped meat in the grocery store or the chicken nuggets on our plate. Pete paints a vivid picture of the misery and horror endured by billions of animals on the industrialized factory farms that supply virtually all of the meat consumed in our nation. While any step that reduces animal suffering is to be applauded, I think that Pete’s proposed solution—buying local meat produced by older methods— ignores an even better solution. No matter how humanely raised an animal might be, slaughter is an inevitably violent and often agonizing process. And the claim of better living conditions for free-range chickens is often more hype than reality. A path more compassionate and ethical—not to mention better for the health of our bodies and our planet—is to choose plant-based vegan foods. Every one of us has the power to take a stand against animal abuse each time we sit down to eat. Adopting a diet free of meat, dairy and eggs is perhaps the single most important and effective action we can take to prevent needless cruelty to animals. Even the
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cadre of rednecks oblivious to the many virtues you imagine as being embodied by Barack Obama. You also seem quite comfortable promoting the exaggerations and half-truths proffered against your neighbors and fellow Georgians in the liberal press. Though I once might have looked to you to be fair in pointing out the deficiencies of the Fourth Estate, holding both progressive and conservative editors’ feet to the fire when they fail their readers, as far as I am aware, you have never brought the New York Times or the San Francisco Chronicle to task for their many and obvious failures in reporting our Dear Mr. McCommons: I know you underlast presidential race fairly and accurately, stand the impact of what took place this even to the point of week with Senator manufacturing yellow Brown winning Ted journalism against Kennedy’s Senate BUMPERSTICKER OF THE WEEK: Senator McCain. Did seat, but I wonder (on a pickup truck with an Oglethorpe Co. tag) you not think this if you will be honest important? The NYT, enough to discuss a once great newsit in your paper? paper, now coddles Despite your keen Obama’s national and mind, we’ve had to international misendure months of Send sticker sightings to email@example.com steps as though he editorials in which was too black to fail! you make glib What do you think assumptions about many conservative standard-bearers striving to this does to your credibility as a gatekeeper of published opinion? preserve the Bill of Rights and anchors of the Journalism on television? It’s almost nonConstitution in the face of President Obama’s existent! We currently have a White House onslaught via the ever more delusional Reid press corps that pees on itself like little pupand Pelosi. pies if it’s lucky enough to think of a quesPete, you have repeatedly made Tea Party tion to ask President Obama. The intellectual participants and true independent voters the rigor once evidenced by journalists like Eric butt of your jokes, as if they were some sick
simple act of lowering consumption of animal products reduces the number of animals who suffer a lifetime of misery before a brutal death. And with the growing variety and convenience of tasty vegan foods, it’s likely you will find the transition toward a cruelty-free diet easier and more enjoyable than you ever imagined! Eric Griffith Athens
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Sevareid and Walter Cronkite is nowhere to be found. Even intelligent gatekeepers like Charlie Rose or Bob Shieffer seem to have undergone a progressive mind warp, making it unlikely that powerful conservative voices will ever appear on their broadcasts. Were it not for Tavis Smiley on PBS or Herman Cain on WSB radio, it would be hard for us to name any fair-minded editors or interviewers now on the air. Pete, I don’t know if you have ever listened to the Herman Cain Show on WSB 750 AM at 7 p.m. in the evenings on week nights, but he could stand as the acid test to your dismissive attitude toward any conservative leaders. Here is a black man who totally disputes and shoots down your current assessment of conservatives in Georgia. Herman Cain doesn’t just tell people to stand up and make a difference politically, he has created an intelligent thinkers movement of like-minded listeners who stay in touch with their government representatives (so far, 50,000 people are working with him on this). Pete—if you truly want to challenge your own beliefs about the “merits” of liberal, progressive governance, have the stones to listen to just one Herman Cain program in its entirety. Then I would really look forward to reading your column again, one honest enough to equal those hard-thought pieces you once wrote years ago—and threw into our front yard once a week. It was called The Observer. Do you remember it? Dr. Joseph Ambrose Athens
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Athens News and Views All Is Not Lost: Jittery Joe’s roaster Charlie Mustard and Tasting Room owner Seth Hendershot heard the verdict they expected at Thursday night’s planning commission meeting: a resounding “no” to their plan to build a parking lot next to their East Broad Street business. But despite the commission’s unanimous denial, Mustard and Hendershot learned the Jittery Joe’s team could withdraw their submission within four weeks and submit new plans more to the commission’s liking. Stand-alone parking lots are a bottomrung use to some on the commission, but
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scooter spaces, but lots would all be located on the outer rim of the campus. The idea is that riders could still commute to and from school on scooters, but intra-campus riding would become impossible for most practical purposes, i.e., getting from one class to another. Whoever put together the task force’s PowerPoint slides helpfully opened its discussion of the issue with references to data suggesting that scooters produce more harmful emissions than large SUVs (actually, it depends on whether you’re talking about smog-causing [yes] or CO2 [no] emissions, but that clearly wasn’t the point). No word on Parking Services’ plans for reducing overcrowding on campus buses.
Once More on Deck Art: Discussion of how art will be selected for the 40-foot banners on the new downtown parking deck is settled for awhile. The ACC Commission approved a plan for the selection process that now calls for a minimum of two designs for the eight banners, rather than exactly two, as the plan originally read. Numerous UGA’s badly outdated on-campus parking system for scooters consists mainly of tiny “corrals,” which typically overflow onto adjacent sidewalks. commissioners had voiced their intentions to work to How to solve the problem? Discourage people from riding scooters! fund additional designs, but Commissioner Dave Hudgins, echoing others, Kelly Girtz, who insisted on the change before the vote, wanted it spelled out in writing. said he doesn’t want to “close the door” on Girtz thinks the extra money to pay more artthe issue. The commission, collectively, didn’t ists for banner designs can probably come like the design, but some said they’d be interfrom the deck plan’s contingency fund. “We’re ested to see it happen if an improved plan not talking about six-figure territory,” he says, were submitted. Explaining the weak submisand he’s right: we’re talking about a relative sion, Hendershot said he thought the issue pittance to pay more than lip service—for was a “lost cause” and that the coffee comonce—to the “valued” arts sector that gives pany started looking for new digs a while ago. Athens its priceless international reputation. But he and Mustard told Flagpole they plan to withdraw and see what happens. We’d hate This One’s for Ben: Want to help scientists to see them move from East Broad—a strong monitor the natural effects of climate change? cup of coffee is the only post-Weaver D’s nap Like looking at birds? You can do both at prevention. [Andre Gallant] once by participating in the Great Backyard m Scoot, Scooters!: A task force convened Bird Count Feb. 12–15. Researchers are studyby UGA Parking Services to address the lack ing how migration patterns are responding of sufficient on-campus parking for scootto changes in the environment, and you can ers has issued a novel recommendation: do help. Find out more at www.birdcount.org. away with it entirely. The task force’s plan calls for more permitted Dave Marr firstname.lastname@example.org
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Paul Broun, Jr.’s Krazy Korner This year’s State of the Union address was a real game-changer, a moment of glory in American politics, really: indeed, it was the first such address simultaneously live-tweeted by Congressman Broun. Finally, what I’ve been waiting for: the substance-deficient State of the Union speech reduced to almost entirely substance-free talking points in real time. It’s like overhearing a scattershot summary of the Cliffs Notes of a crappy book. We live in marvelous times. Whatever happened to thoughtful reflection? Nobody says you have to go back to your office and draft the Federalist Papers, but how about considering a venue that provides more than 140 characters for your responses? Is there not a bathroom stall somewhere in the capitol building where one can misspell facile retorts to the president? And were you really texting during the speech? But in keeping with what’s sure to be an honored tradition, here are some needlessly brief responses to Broun’s tweeting of the State of the Union: Which data are you looking at? Wrong. Really? No you didn’t. Manipulate data much? Well, that’s just false, flat out. I forgot you were a Marine… J/k! I totally didn’t b/c you remind us all the time, like how you’re a doctor. Still trotting that one out? Whatever. [Matthew Pulver]
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Jessie Walton Barnett, Advocate for the Poor, Dies at 96 “She was small, but her voice was something big.” That is how Barbara Barnett described her mother, Jessie Walton Barnett, who died Jan. 24. Mrs. Barnett was born Christmas Day, 1913, just nine months after the death of former slave turned activist Harriet Tubman. The 96 years of Mrs. Barnett’s life were among the most transformative this nation has experienced. She was the ninth of 13 children reared on a Wilkes County farm, and though the family valued education, she often had to stay home from the one-room schoolhouse to work in the fields or cook for those who did. She also was charged with helping raise the younger children, daughter Barbara Barnett said. Those present at Mrs. Barnett’s funeral Jan. 29 heard the murmurs of praise, affirmation, pride and some of surprise, as her accomplishments and trailblazing life were recounted. Family members spoke about her strength, spirit and the bowl of peppermints always on her dining room table. It wasn’t a service seeking solace for a life taken too soon. “I can’t say God cheated us,” said son James Barnett. “She was not only a mother to us” but to scores of others needing refuge, a meal or words of encouragement. “She came to St. Joseph’s in the ‘60s,” said Deacon Jim Gaudin, “after Sacred Heart (Athens’ black Catholic church) closed. She was among the first to integrate this parish.” One daughter was the first African American to attend St. Joe’s school. “The children were not welcome at first,” Gaudin said.
“This parish has lost a great voice and advocate for the poor… She was a towering figure, a prophet,” he said. “She had a hunger and thirst for justice… She will not be easily replaced.” The Rev. David McGuinness said Mrs. Barnett “was not in the grandstand. She was in the arena of life.” Her older children, Barbara Barnett included, were among the first group of black students to attend Clarke Central High School. James Barnett said he hoped people would continue to “carry out the legacy” because much needs still to be done. But consider the things she did. In the 1960s, Mrs. Barnett, with Evelyn Neely, Miriam Moore and Virginia Walker, formed the “Group of Four,” which made powerful stands in local politics on behalf of the black community. “Jessie would be at almost any meeting relating to the community, stand up, and say, ‘I’m Jessie Barnett and I represent the poor.’ And she did,” said Tim Johnson, coordinator of Athens-Clarke County Family Connection Partnership. She helped found the Clarke County Federal Credit Union and Athens Area Human Relations. Working to make life better for Athens’ disenfranchised, Mrs. Barnett was an organizer of the St. Vincent Society, Action Inc. Nutrition Program, Head Start, a night school for adults, and the Neighborhood Health Center. In 1970, the activists helped direct Model Cities Program funds to needy areas of the city lacking basic amenities. The program, part of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and War on Poverty, stressed citizen involvement. “My first day in Athens was Aug. 26, 1970,” recalled Paul Boumbulian, then a PhD student at Berkeley assigned to the Athens project. “One of [the Group of Four] said, ‘I guess we should show you East of Athens,’ and
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Jessie Barnett was on hand for the dedication of the new bridge over the North Oconee River at the foot of East Broad Street on September 2, 1971. (l-r) City Councilmen Luther Bond and Lee Guest, Mayor Julius Bishop, Ms. Barnett, City Councilmen Ed Turner, Paul Oeland, Dwain Chambers and David Seagraves. I said, ‘What’s that?’ and they said it was the part of the city cut off by the Oconee River.” The river formed a natural divider—with most whites on the west and mostly impoverished blacks on the east. The two sides of the city were linked only by a narrow iron bridge. When he caught sight of the blight, Boumbulian said, “I was like Paul on the road to Damascus… There was no potable water, no paved streets and substandard housing… It was Third World. It was unbelievable.” The Broad Street bridge, near Weaver D’s, opened in September 1971. Other Model Cities programs upgraded plumbing and housing. Evelyn Neely, 84, called her friend “a lovely, brave woman. If something wasn’t right, we worked on it… Jessie believed in what was right. She didn’t have black friends or white friends. She just had friends.” Cathy Mong
Mayor, Commish Mull Issues of Neighborhood, Commercial Development New homes built in existing neighborhoods around Five Points have sometimes been out of character or—especially—out of scale with surrounding homes, Friends of Five Points President Sara Beresford told ACC commissioners and Mayor Heidi Davison at their Feb. 2 voting session, prompting the neighborhood group to take a survey of homeowners. Residents commented on “monstrous homes” built beside smaller ones and the “jarring effect” of homes built closer to the street than existing ones. “More modest homes are being torn down, and mini-mansions are ‘shoehorned’ in their place,” one resident complained. In some cases, two homes have been torn down and one looming large one built, “dwarfing houses on both sides.” In other cases, one home on a large lot has been replaced by multiple homes: “Can anything be done to limit the number of houses to two on each lot, rather than four?” asked a resident. “There were a couple of houses that got built that kind of freaked people out,” Beresford told Flagpole. Concerns have been more about scale—the sheer size of new homes—than design character, she said. Not all respondents wanted to see any increased regulation of infill; it’s better than run-down
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rental homes, said one: “We need families here, not running to Oconee [county].” Said another: “The charm of Five Points is the different style and sizes of homes.” And developers of a large RaceTrac gas station/convenience store proposed for West Broad Street will have 30 more days to make their case or modify their proposal. ACC commissioners were clearly skeptical; planning department staffers and the planning commission both recommended denial (there is already nearby commercially zoned land where a gas station could go, staffers said). Close neighbors fear more traffic on residential Colima street, and Commissioner George Maxwell scoffed at claims it would provide jobs for neighbors: “Jobs for who? Not the people who live in that neighborhood,” he said. “This is not the right plan for this location,” added Commissioner Kelly Girtz, noting that the plan needs “more than just minor modifications.” Developers are asking for rezoning and exemptions from several county requirements. Charlie Maddox, who grew up on Colima and is running for ACC mayor, spoke in favor of the proposal. “We need to find a balance, [so] that we can have these jobs” and tax revenue the store would bring, he said. Another ongoing development-related story was updated at the meeting, as well: “After 25 years, the local historic designation of Milledge Avenue will become a reality,” Kathy Hoard told the mayor and fellow commissioners. The proposed “zoning overlay” district (details at www.accplanning.org) now goes to the county planning commission for comment, then to ACC commissioners for a vote. The proposed historic district will cover Milledge between Broad and Lumpkin; significant exterior changes to buildings would have to be approved by the county’s Historic Preservation Commission, and demolitions would be strongly discouraged. Concern about the removal of a Spanish colonial house near Five Points in 2007 prompted a temporary moratorium on demolitions as a stopgap to protect the corridor. Finally, Davison said at the meeting that ACC will consider allowing more food carts on gamedays—and perhaps cracking down on unlicensed “gypsy” food vendors “that the health department is having a difficult time monitoring,” she said. The question will be considered by the Legislative Review Committee of five commissioners. John Huie
capitol impact athens rising Gov. Sonny Perdue is nearing the end of his time as governor, but he had one more big idea to throw out for discussion. Perdue said last week he will have a constitutional amendment introduced to eliminate four statewide elected officials: agriculture commissioner, labor commissioner, insurance commissioner and school superintendent. The people filling these positions would be appointed by the governor and serve as part of his cabinet. Their departments would fall under the control of the governor’s office. “This proposal will result in better government for Georgians,” Perdue contended. “It will ensure that agency heads are focused on good policy and not bogged down with the politics of running for re-election.” This is an idea worth debating on the merits. You could make a valid argument that these offices are largely administrative functions that should not require voter approval. In a majority of the states, these positions are held by appointed bureaucrats and not by elected politicians. But if you’re a governor who wants to make a change of this magnitude, your best strategy is to start working on it during your first year in office, because you will have to convince a lot of legislators and voters of the idea’s worthiness. Jimmy Carter was the last governor who tried to reorganize state government to this extent, consolidating several departments and eliminating a constitutional elected office (state treasurer). He started working on it as soon as he was inaugurated in 1971, however, and devoted a large portion of his four years in office to the task. When Perdue tosses out such a sweeping proposal one-third of the way through the last legislative session of his administration, it’s only natural to ask if he is really serious about this. After all, it’s not as if he and the legislature don’t already have enough problems to deal with, starting with a budget deficit
exceeding $1 billion and moving on to crises involving education, transportation and water management. Within hours after the proposal was first reported, opposition was already forming to Perdue’s big idea. The people who hold these elected positions, such as school Supt. Kathy Cox and Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, didn’t like it. Candidates who want to run for these positions spoke out against it. “In a state where the right to vote was fought for and advanced, it is insulting to propose taking that right away from people, especially for critical policy making positions that affect so many lives,” Attorney General Thurbert Baker said. There is one big reason why I think this proposal will ultimately be rejected. The governor’s office in Georgia already is one of the most powerful elected positions in the nation. The office would become much more powerful if it also incorporated the authority of four elected state offices. That thought makes many people nervous. If you’re a loyal Democrat, you would be appalled at the idea of giving more power to a Republican governor like John Oxendine. If you’re a committed Republican, you would be just as frightened at the prospect of a Democratic governor like Roy Barnes acquiring more power. Perdue’s constitutional amendment would have to get a two-thirds vote in both the House and the Senate to pass, which does not seem likely because lawmakers from both parties are lining up against it. If the amendment were somehow to be adopted by the legislature, it would then be placed on the ballot in November for consideration by the voters. It is difficult to envision a majority of Georgians voting for this. The governor may have a sensible proposal here, but this is not the best time to be bringing it forward. Tom Crawford email@example.com
What’s Up in New Development Recently, on one of those rare warm and sunny winter afternoons, I took a walk in the woods. I passed families with their children, an elderly couple, a jogger with a dog, and college students studying in the sun. It was, for all intents and purposes, a great day in the park. The catch is that this wasn’t a park; it was an informal trail across private property replete with angry warning signs. Those signs, of course, were the extent of the maintenance the owners provided; volunteers had blazed parts of this trail of their own accord. On my walk through the woods, I came across a place which had the feeling of having been inhabited for a long time. Although I didn’t see any arrowheads or primitive carvings, it seemed like the type of place that
even if there were a stringent crackdown and all of these clandestine places were fenced off or otherwise made inaccessible, people would find a new set of places to use in an instant. At one level, there is the fact that “boys will be boys,” and there will always be kids walking along the railroad tracks or exploring in the woods and building forts. However, when families and otherwise “adult” people join the exploring kids as benign trespassers, this may be a symptom of some larger issue in the built environment. Rather than working to eliminate these symptoms, we ought to understand their underlying causes. The guerrilla SPOA (Skate Park of Athens) illustrated a need, which ultimately resulted in a sanctioned skate park being built at the Southeast Iwan Baan © 2009
Big Changes Ahead? No.
The High Line is a successful rails-to-trails project in New York City that followed years of informal (and technically illegal) public use. Native Americans would have gravitated toward in the same way I had. How can you really own such a place, when its significance to people is older than the notion of real estate itself? Before you condemn me and all the otherwise respectable people who used that trail, consider that this short trail is one of many which comprise an informal recreational landscape throughout the county. Mountain bikers do their share of trail blazing, and skateboarders use urban spaces in unintended ways. A legendary secret frisbee golf course loops through North Campus, probably conflicting with Abraham Baldwin’s intentions for the appropriate conduct of the learned young men at Franklin College. For all the graffiti there is out there, there are also some wonderful folk art treasures hidden throughout the landscape. I’ve seen people jog, bike, scooter, walk dogs and even find their Christmas tree (from a volunteer Eastern Red Cedar) along the railroad tracks. In Jim Thompson’s recent opinion piece on public art in the Athens Banner-Herald, he acknowledged that it might be interesting just to let public art happen outside of bureaucratic channels, and as long as it remained unobtrusive, it might be worth letting the art stay. He took some heat for that one, but I think that he’s on to something that ultimately comes out of the same community needs as these unofficial parks. The way people use the city doesn’t necessarily correspond with the planning and design intentions of the government, and
Clarke Park. The High Line, in New York, is another example of informal park uses taking on a formal status. The spaces that people choose to occupy with these informal uses are ones that have been disregarded or left undefined in some way. Owners may put up “No Trespassing” signs, but these don’t constitute a new use, and so people continue to use the spaces, regardless. Perhaps we should see these new uses as an evolution of the city over time, and channel and manipulate them to the benefits of all parties involved. Consider the folks who walk along the railroad tracks. The rail right-of-way provides a useable route between destinations. People who walk along the tracks are interested in the route, and not the rails themselves. Building a formal walking path with a fence between it and the tracks gives people a safer alternative than walking on the rails in the same way that a sidewalk along a road is safer than people walking on the shoulder. This logic has been implemented in many communities around the country, leading to the creation of “rails-with-trails” (the logical outgrowth of the rails-to-trails movement). That sort of logic should be applied to address the alternative ways people use the city in every case. People do things for reasons, and by understanding the causes of actions, we can build a city which is more interesting and more equitably accessible, even in our especially litigious society. Kevan Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
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ast month, plans to use local artwork candidates.” The committee, whose size the “A venue for showcasing is what’s needed,” for the new downtown parking deck mayor has not determined, will consider “how Nehf says, but the AAAC cannot find a viable brought to light many questions about we can incorporate more public art into our space or willing landlord for a community the use, appreciation and support of community,” as well as appropriate sites for arts center. In other cities, Nehf adds, “lots public art in Athens. Perhaps the most surpris- projects and how they should be funded. of people house and work with artists,” and ing reaction to plans for the deck’s adornment “I think what the mayor and the commisprivate donors fund centers. The AAAC has was a recurring sentiment that art is a “frivosion are doing is exciting,” Nehf says; a citiasked for a $400,000 allotment on this year’s lous” use of tax money. In a town like Athens, zens’ advisory task force “is usually the first SPLOST referendum. “The Classic Center wants which draws great tourism for its arts and step… We need to go back to a cultural affairs $46 million,” Nehf says, but “they won’t give entertainment culture, and where many locals department,” she says. “No one person can be us space.” struggle to survive as working artists, should in charge of city art”; we need “a structured Without a venue, the AAAC has worked on the city not support art even more in hard approach, and that is going to need funding… external projects that take inspiration from economic times? Laura Nehf fears that “people One day, there will be some seed money.” And civic initiatives like Philadelphia’s commishaven’t bought into the idea that arts can be while “groups like ATHICA have been very sucsioned murals, which employ local artists a viable economic [contributor].” cessful at getting grants,” Nehf points out, while beautifying city spaces. The AAAC’s bus No one doubts that the Athens art com“almost all grants require matching.” stop project took a similar approach, but “it munity is a vibrant, productive, respected There are many cities to which Athens took almost three years,” Nehf points out. group. But do bulldogs, bus stops, bike might look for creative inspiration and pracMayor Davison says her task force will “look racks and “Arts Unleashed” projects reflect tical insight; some “art towns”—New York, at revenue streams” for public art. One chanadequate use of our artistic resources? Nehf, Philadelphia, Chicago, Austin—are obvious nel might be the hotel-motel tax, which supof the Athens Area Arts Council, a non-profit examples, but others are smaller communities ports the tourism industry and, Nehf believes, organization that supports local art, says in Georgia where local leadership has proshould provide for arts. Athens could also her group recently chronicled more than one claimed, effectively, “Let there be art,” insticonsider a “very reasonable arts fund through hundred pieces of a ”percent-for-thepublic art, such as arts“ program,” she the Athena statue says, through which at the Classic Center cities designate “1 to and the “Spirit of 2 percent of capital Athens” outside City construction funds Hall, but no one has for arts embellishpublished a list or ment and art design map of these works. features.” Art need University talent may not be a component cling to campus. The of every new buildLyndon House, Athens ing, Nehf says, which Creative Theatre, East allows communiAthens Dance and ties some flexibility the Morton Theatre with where to focus are cherished insticommissions; furtutions, but many ther, public art has These murals by Lou Kregel in the College Avenue parking deck were funded by a “Fast Track” grant through the been re-imagined residents feel they Georgia Council for the Arts. are underutilized. nationwide. Every The Iron Horse, as community must art piece and local legend, is a beaten horse: tuting policies and committing funds to public ask, “How are we going to define public art?” controversial since its creation, it has been art projects. Nehf compliments “Columbus and increasingly, she adds, the answer has put to pasture, remembered fondly but teachin the last five years” as an example of “city expanded from “permanent, stationary” instaling no lesson in art (in)appreciation. And management deciding to put art in the city”— lations to “camps, workshops, festivals” and the parking deck story is a familiar one: Lou the western Georgia city has three museums, other “programmatic” projects. Kregel painted murals for the College Avenue a performing arts center, an opera house, a “I think we need more city-wide, AthFestdeck in 2005, but that “Art Decko” project has symphony orchestra, a ballet conservatory and like festivals,” says Nehf. A local art event been largely overlooked in the context of the an arts center, among other attractions—and might resemble Prospect New Orleans, in current debate. Savannah, “which has a pretty good bureau which galleries and local artists turned the Local art management has seen “several of cultural affairs” and draws visitors with city into one teeming art crawl, or Austin’s different cycles,” according to Nehf. A county the historic Telfair Museum, a renowned art South by Southwest, which Spencer Frye— cultural affairs department once oversaw the school, theatre, and music and film festivals. local musician, visual artist, director of Athens area’s artistic landscape, but it vanished sevIf local government has limited resources Area Habitat for Humanity and possible mayeral years ago. Today, local government supto designate to any one department, perhaps a oral candidate—sees as exemplary. A music ports art through a branch of the Department city like Athens should challenge its arts comfestival “bookended by a film festival” and of Leisure Services, directed by Stuart Miller. munity to support an arts center that would, “with visual arts throughout,” Frye says, would All of Leisure Services has a five percent in turn, support local arts. In neighboring “be turning beds over for two weekends.” decrease in the upcoming year’s budget, Miller counties, large arts centers operate with Frye, who is also working to assemble the says, and each branch will take the same cut, private funding from memberships and donaAthens Music and Entertainment Association, “down to arts, too… The impact will be felt,” tions. Organizations like the Oconee Cultural believes that Athens will become an arts town Miller says. Arts Foundation (OCAF) and the Madisonto whatever degree it sees itself as such. “If Athens is “extremely supportive of the artMorgan Cultural Center operate independently you go to Tennessee, they think football; if ists and the arts,” Nehf adds, but “the hard of local government. “In a way, they’re differyou go to Spain, they think music and arts,” part… is about the funding.” More problement animals,” as Stuart Miller says, but their Frye says. Likewise, Athens must market and atic, artists and art organizations have no one autonomy seems to foster creative projects organize itself as an arts town in order to to speak or request funds on their behalf. “It’s and to allow for exceptional happenings (an become one. really hard to get anywhere when you’re just Andy Warhol exhibit is on view in Madison). “Athens is an amazing center for the arts,” a volunteer organization,” Nehf says, and “it “We have inter-departmental support,” Stuart Miller says, and “public art would be an would be nice if another funded organization,” Miller emphasizes, and he clarifies that “we asset for Athens… Athens has that reputation would partner with smaller groups. can accept donations.” But “a public face for for music,” he says. “We could [have] more of Mayor Heidi Davison says she will arts—we could do more for that,” Miller says: a year-round presence” of the visual arts. “appoint a public art task force” and is work“There has to be a way for us to publicize our ing currently to “develop a list of potential art activities.” Elaine Ely
Table Tennis, Anyone? , UGA s Club Team Serves Solid Action
hough popular in Asia and Europe, table tennis (or ping pong) remains an underrepresented sport in the United States. Therefore, in order to understand the intricacies of the UGA table tennis team, one must first consider some of the basics of the game. There are five “P”s to ping pong: pride, precision, power, practice… and pride. As that list would indicate, “pride” is paramount. While many tend to reduce ping pong to a mere leisure activity, the club players of the University of Georgia take pride in debunking this stigma. The level of skill at which the team competes demonstrates the true ferocity of the sport. For this reason, many club players prefer the term “table tennis” to the less sophisticated “ping pong.”
in the regional tournaments held in Atlanta. These players are divided into an “A” team, “B” team, “C” team and a women’s team. The “A” team consistently places second in the regional tournaments, which usually include about eight teams from the Southeast, says Walker. The club participates in just a few tournaments each year, though many members hope to raise enough money to attend more in the future, says Frye. The team hosts try-outs once a year, and anyone who comes out can participate in the regional competitions. In the meantime, veteran players work patiently with new participants to teach them the ropes. Rookies often hold the paddle incorrectly and don’t understand the real rules of the game, says Walker, a sophomore Biology and pre-med major. In addition to the camaraderie of playing a club sport, table tennis provides players with numerous health benefits, including increased speed, agility and flexibility. It “keeps you fit and makes you smart,” says Chen, who plays on the “A” team. “I just want to keep this as a hobby because I know that it will be a lifetime sport for me.” Chen, a graduate student in Risk Management and Insurance, says table tennis is commonly encouraged for stroke victims because it develops stronger hand-eye coordination. The UGA team’s biggest competition? Georgia Tech. Regional tournaments always come down to Georgia Tech and UGA, with Tech beating Leon Chen of the UGA table tennis “A” team waits for a volley. UGA in a doubles-match “I played ping pong when I was a kid; tiebreaker, says Walker. However, while Georgia now I play table tennis,” the club’s president, Tech players practice five times a week, the Christopher Walker, explains. Yet this distincUGA team is only allotted a practice room in tion between competitive table tennis and the Ramsey Center once a week—the standard the game you played in the basement of your for recreational sports at the university. parents’ house is lost on many people. “We’d like to have more time to practice “When I tell people I’m on the table tennis and more tables to practice on,” says Tomislav team they just laugh. They have no idea how Jelesijevic, a graduate student in Veterinary intense it is,” says Leon Chen, who restarted Pathology and a player on the “A” team. the club in 2006 after noticing that UGA was “People come by to play and they see no open still a member of the National Collegiate Table tables, so they go away.” But Walker remains Tennis Association despite not having fielded optimistic about the team’s future and says a team for some time. “Intense” is no exaghe plans to work with the Department of geration. Experts consider table tennis one of Recreational Sports to secure more practice the fastest sports in the world, and the UGA time. club estimates its own “A” team players reach The team’s next tournament falls on ball speeds of 60 to 70 miles per hour. Valentine’s Day and they expect to advance But newcomers need not be scared off. It’s to the national competition in March. There, easy for beginners to improve quickly, says UGA will face powerhouses like Texas Wesleyan Taylor Frye, a sophomore Child and Family University and other schools with advanced Development major at UGA and one of the programs. But Walker doesn’t mind. “The few females on the team. “I’m not that good, nationals are more for fun, let’s just say.” For but they’re really patient—and it’s fun being now, the team’s focus is to wreck Tech in the one of the only girls because you get to play regional tournament and finally put an end to a lot.” that second-place streak. Currently, the club consists of about 50 players, the most dedicated of whom compete Devon Young
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What currency does art-making have over furniture designer Jay Nackashi have been other, more immediately accessible forms placed to provide seating—an amenity I don’t of expression? Why do some artists choose think I’ve ever seen in a video exhibition, certain subjects to interrogate through timeanywhere. consuming, costly and not-always-so-certain Viewers are initially greeted by “The Audrey means of art-making? What can we as viewers Samsara,” a 19-minute single-channel video possibly gain from one individual’s non-verbal piece which provides a starting point for the address via visual means? And, for that matter, remainder of the show. Guest essayist Mary why should we listen to what they say in the Jessica Hammes writes in the catalogue of first place? the video’s initial commission and subsequent All of these questions were running removal from a high-end designer clothing through my head while I was driving down store on Fifth Avenue in New York, due to Barber Street to ATHICA’s current exhibition, its purported distastefulness. It depicts a “Nurture,” which is composed entirely of the cropped woman in black (the artist) sitting work of New Hampshire-based video artist Indian-style against a black background, with Amy Jenkins. The publicity and promotional one breast exposed, nursing an 18-month old materials surrounding the show (on display through February) highlighted the works’ examinations around themes of breastfeeding, parenting and childhood. Several events scheduled in tandem with the show emphasized a public education on the history of, current cultural perceptions regarding, and long list of health benefits directly linked with breastfeeding. An email I’d received from the listserv described a vertically suspended LCD monitor of a life-sized A still from “The Audrey Samsara,” a 19-minute single-channel video piece by Amy Jenkins at ATHICA. breast dripping a bead of breast milk directly onto the lens of the camera (which girl (the artist’s daughter), who is completely corresponds to the eye of the viewer). “What nude except for a pair of oversized red shoes. am I getting myself into?” I thought. “I’m a It is impossible not to immediately connect gay man who can’t even legally marry, who the image with any number of “Madonna and can’t biologically give birth, not to mention Child” paintings. There’s nothing distasteful feed an infant with my body. How will I even about it—in fact, it’s mesmerizing and beauticontextualize this work?” fully composed. It also highlights what seems Which leads me to the following question: to be one of Jenkins’ greatest gifts—to extend Why is it that we (and by we in this instance, a single moment into an expanse of real time I mean I) consistently measure the acumen through the video medium. of art against our own personal histories? It The show continues to examine parentwould be patently absurd of me to say that ing through a variety of angles—and not all because of my lack of “experience” with the of them are calming or celebratory. “Shitfit” Russian aristocracy and the Napoleonic impact opens a viewer into the familiar world of a kid upon Tsarist society, that as a novel, I can’t going bananas without possibility of reason, “get” War and Peace. Equally ridiculous is to as reenacted by the artist herself. The strangestake the claim that as a homosexual male, ness of watching a grown woman throw a I can’t “get” Amy Jenkins’ installation at five-whistle temper tantrum sharply contrasts ATHICA. In both cases, the works’ poignancy with the tenderness depicted elsewhere. The lies not only in their elegance of structure, piece is humorous, to be certain, but also but in an unflagging attention to the most gives voice to those elements of parenthood specific of detail. that those of us who aren’t parents dread— To begin with, the installation of the work namely, the “kids are cute, but I don’t want inside the space is a handsome effort in and anything to do with them when they freak of itself. Artistic Director and curator Lizzie out” mentality. Zucker Saltz has brought her characteristic I left ATHICA a convert to Jenkins’ work; enthusiasm and energy to this exhibition, as the show performs a function I continually evidenced by the enormous team of resources seek in contemporary art—namely, the posand volunteers marshaled to realize its vision. sibility to redirect our attentions toward the The gallery is subdivided into individual viewfamiliar (or neglected) aspects of life, in an ing spaces by large black fabric panels, which attempt to render them as affecting as those not only create a much needed sense of intithey directly butt up against. It’s not to say macy with the videos, but effectively block that I left understanding what it means to the opposing sounds of one another. In my be a mother, although I believe I began to three years of attendance at ATHICA’s exhibiunderstand what it must have been like for tions, I’ve never seen a show so thoroughly my own. and thoughtfully installed. 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the reader In Memoriam Obit #1: Although many, many good novels have been written in the 300 years or so since the novel debuted as a literary form, there have been relatively few Great Novels. That’s because Great Novels are damn hard to pull off. They must be utterly of their time, the story being the inevitable result of unique characters placed in unique circumstances, but they must also be thematically timeless. Jay Gatsby’s story could only occur in the Jazz Age, but we feel his pain in the Internet Age. Nobody can ride the river on a raft anymore, but Huck and Jim still live and breathe. David Copperfield. The Grapes of Wrath. The Sound and the Fury. Great Novels are like lightning— it’s rare for them to strike more than once in an author’s career, and sometimes the strike can be devastating. Jerome David Salinger knew this. In 1951 his novel, The Catcher in the Rye, struck with a thunderclap that continues to reverberate almost 60 years later. His young hero Holden Caulfield—prep-school dropout, wise child and unrepentant guttermouth—resonated with
the first generation of young readers after the Second World War, the Baby Boom for whom teen angst was a luxury they could afford. Holden said what they wanted to say and had the freedom to say it (with dirty words, even!), and Salinger, having penned those words, became an instant hero to legions of these fans passing his book around behind the backs of parents and librarians frantically working to ban it. Years before Kerouac’s spontaneous bop prosody or Elvis’ hillbilly yowl, Holden Caulfield and J. D. Salinger were rock and roll. Salinger didn’t want to be anybody’s hero, however, and the tsunami of fame and fans sent him into his famous seclusion. He produced two more novels, Franny and Zooey and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, as well as several brilliant short stories, but then his output dried up. Content to live off of his royalties, Salinger became the literary world’s most famous hermit, and attempts to spot him became like hunts for Sasquatch. Because we as a culture can’t seem to grasp that there are people who don’t want to be celebrities, Salinger became the target of human bloodhounds hoping to catch a glimpse of the man or poring over stories looking for a transparent pseudonym. Salinger fought legal battles to keep others from appropriating his works and
ended up in a court fight with his daughter, who put out a tell-all book about her father in seclusion. Salinger died Jan. 27 of natural causes. He was 91 years old, a man who managed to call down the lightning but regretted becoming a lightning rod to do it. Obit #2: I was born on Columbus Day, the day we celebrate (well, the banks close anyway) Christopher Columbus’ discovery of America. Except Columbus never actually set foot on America, nor did he “discover” anything. He bumped into the West Indies, which was inhabited by people who actually had discovered it a long time before he showed up, and the rest is a horror tale of exploitation and slavery. We don’t get taught these things in school. If we read history the way it was spoon-fed to us in the public schools, the Indians loved the Pilgrims, everyone in the Colonies was united against the British, Napoleon sold Jefferson a gigantic parcel of land with nobody living there, and the Civil War was about nothing but freeing the slaves. Don’t get me wrong—I love my country and I’m happy to live here, but to suggest that our history was accomplished with clean hands and clear consciences is a fool’s errand. Enter Howard Zinn, who passed away the same day as Salinger but was very much his opposite. Where Salinger hid from the world, Zinn was in the world’s face. Historian and civil-rights activist, Zinn was the author of the powerful A People’s History of the United States, a landmark book which shifted the focus of our nation’s story away from the guys on our money and onto the people who actually lived the history those guys made. The result was not pretty, revealing the trajectories of the disenfranchised, the subjugated and the expendable elements of society who were often sacrificed on the altars of Manifest Destiny and American Progress. Admittedly, the book is the product of Zinn’s ultra-liberal sensibilities and outrage, which prompted a huge backlash from conservatives and jingoists, particularly William Bennett and Larry Schweikert, who saw Zinn’s book as a repudiation of patriotism and an outright slap in the American people’s face. Zinn, on the other hand, believed in Thoreau’s saw, “He serves the state best who opposes it most,” and spent his life protesting, marching and demonstrating for civil rights and parity in the workplace. He was a patriot who knew that a patriot’s work is never done. Obit #3: Last month also saw the passing of Robert B. Parker, author of many fine mystery novels, particularly the long-running Spenser series. Spenser was hardly a unique creation, a tough guy with a brain and a soft spot for the helpless, much like his spiritual father Travis McGee and grandfather Philip Marlowe (whose adventures Parker continued with the blessing of Raymond Chandler’s estate), but he was a sure and steady antidote for rainy days and bored beach afternoons. Parker’s prose was witty, exciting and virtually seamless, and he will be remembered as one of the giants of the novel of detection. He was 77. John G. Nettles
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movie dope Some releases may not be showing locally this week. 2012 (PG-13) German disaster taskmaster Roland Emmerich (Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow) destroys the entire world in his newest lowest-commondenominator blockbuster. 2012 uses the conspiracy-theorist wet-dream of the Mayan calendar’s predicted Earth expiration date—Dec. 21, 2012—as the springboard for the biggest disaster picture ever. This audacious, awful flick makes Emmerich’s last cinematic sermon, The Day After Tomorrow, look downright documentarian and artful. AVATAR (PG-13) On a remote planet, a paraplegic marine, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), is promised the use of his legs if he helps the Corporation relocate a race of blue warriors, the Na’vi, whose home is located atop the planet’s richest supply of unobtanium. Jake takes control of a Na’vi/ human hybrid, infiltrating the aliens to learn their ways, but falls in love with them, particularly the chief’s daughter, Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), instead. Now Sully must lead the Na’vi against the space marines led by General Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang), a scarred hulk of a military man. THE BOOK OF ELI (R) The Book of Eli made it onto my most wanted list for 2010 based solely on its resemblance to Fallout 3, the greatest videogame I have played in years. In a postapocalyptic wasteland, one man (Denzel Washington) must protect a sacred text with the secret to saving mankind while crossing the dangerous country. The Hughes Brothers (Menace II Society, From Hell) can be hit or miss. Hopefully, Eli is a home run. With Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis. BUSING: SOME VOICES FROM THE SOUTH (NR) Originally broadcast in 1972, “Busing: Some Voices from the South” looks at the effects a busing program has in some Southern communities including Athens and cities in North Carolina and South
Carolina. The 60-minute screening and discussion are part of the Measuring Deliberate Speed: School Desegregation Brown Bag Film and Discussion Series being sponsored by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection. See Calendar Events 2/12. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS (PG) When inventor Flint Lockwood (v. Bill Hader) devises a machine that delivers food, on order, from the heavens, the town of Chewandswallow rejoices. Kids will too, as Judi and Ron Barrett’s 1978 children’s classic comes to life on the screen. Parents, especially those who had to sit through July’s G-Force, won’t be disappointed either. The animation resembles every other high profile CG feature, but the 3D is top-notch. THE COVE (PG-13) 2009. Director Louie Psihoyos used state-of-the-art technology to capture the injustice and abuse discovered by an activist group led by dolphin trainer Richard O’Barry (he worked on “Flipper” until one of the dolphins, Kathy, died in his arms) in a hidden cove near Taijii, Japan. The website describes the film as “an intelligent/action/adventure/Ocean’s Eleven-like horror film.” Nominated for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, The Cove won the Audience Award for best documentary. Sponsored by Speak Out for Species as part of the fifth annual Animal Voices Film Festival. See Calendar Events 2/15. DARE (R) Three high school seniors—aspiring actress and good girl Alexa Walker (Emmy Rossum, The Phantom of the Opera), her best friend Ben Berger (Ashley Springer, Teeth) and bad boy Johnny Drake (Zach Gilford of “Friday Night Lights”)—become embroiled in an intimate, complicated relationship. The trailer looks kind of CW-y. With
Ana Gasteyer, Rooney Mara, Sandra Bernhard and Alan Cumming. Directed by Adam Salky. Nominated for the coveted Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. DEAR JOHN (PG-13) More Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook) and more Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat) could mean saccharine overload with this tearjerker about a soldier, John Tyree (Channing Tatum), who falls in love with a gal, Savannah Lynn Curtis (the Amanda Seyfried), while home on leave. But the terrorist attacks of 9/11 cause him to reenlist, an act that puts long-distance
Medieval salon. strain on their relationship. Thank goodness for Richard Jenkins, whose reassuring presence as John’s distant dad just might be enough to make this drivel tolerable. AN EDUCATION (PG-13) See Movie Pick. EDGE OF DARKNESS (R) Boston detective and widower Thomas Craven dotes on his grown-up little girl, Emma (Bojana Novakovic), an MIT grad working as a trainee for a giant Massachusetts R&D firm, Northmoor. When Emma visits dear old dad and is gunned down in a supposed hit on the detective, Craven turns his professional skills on her personal life, of which he
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knows strangely little. The more Craven investigates Emma’s life, the more he begins to believe she was killed because of something she had discovered about Northmoor and her boss, Jack Bennett (Danny Huston). Craven the detective teams up with Craven the grieving dad to investigate Bennett and uncovers a run-of-the-mill political thriller cover-up. FANTASTIC MR. FOX (PG) A lock for a Best Animated Feature nomination come February, the first family film by Wes Anderson is also the most genuinely appealing and possibly most
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human feature the Oscar-nominated auteur has ever dreamed up (with the help of Mr. Roald Dahl, of course). Anderson has crafted—quite literally as the animation is primarily accomplished via stop motion—a glorious storybook world. FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO (NR) 2007. Daniel G. Karslake’s documentary shares insights into the relationship between Christianity and homosexuality and how the religious right interprets the Bible to stigmatize gay people. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Mary Lou Wallner, whose daughter is featured in the film and eventually committed suicide. Winner of the GLAAD Media Award and the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Sponsored by Intercultural Affairs/LBGT Resource Center and University Union. See Calendar Events 2/10. FRANK THE RAT (NR) The first feature film by independent film producer and director Jim Cozza explores the complex bond between siblings as they search for their father (the “rat”) in this road movie. Cozza, whose film was selected by the Southern Arts Federation to tour with The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. FROM PARIS WITH LOVE (R) Pierre Morel, who directed Taken, the surprise winter hit of 2009, puts an extremely game John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers through the frantic action paces as an American spy and an employee from the U.S. Embassy trying to foil a terrorist attack on the City of Lights. The trailer looks incredibly fun; Travolta has not appeared this carelessly appealing since the late ‘90s. As with Morel’s earlier films, Gallic action auteur Luc Besson shared the writing duties. FROZEN (R) A trio of snowboarders— Joe (X-Men’s Shawn Ashmore), Parker (Emma Bell) and Dan (Kevin Zegers)— are trapped on a chairlift after the ski
resort has shut down for the week. With their lives on the line, the three must decide whether to stay put and freeze or face something potentially more perilous. Writer-director Adam Green previously excited the horror genre crowd with 2006’s Hatchet. His new film sounds Open Water-ish. Kane “Jason Voorhees” Hodder appears presumably as some degree of psycho. THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS (PG-13) Doctor Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) grants people entry into their own imaginations, where they are offered the choice of redemption or damnation, courtesy of Mr. Nick (Tom Waits), the devil. The sudden appearance of the charming Tony (Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp and Jude Law), discovered hanging underneath a bridge, may be what the doctor ordered, as Mr. Nick just offered Doctor Parnassus one final wager. Let the games begin. IT’S COMPLICATED (R) Writerdirector Nancy Meyers (Something’s Gotta Give) returns from The Holiday for another age-appropriate romantic comedy. Divorced Jane (Meryl Streep) embarks on an affair with her ex-husband, Jake (Alec Baldwin), currently married to the younger woman for whom he left Jane. The titular complications arrive in Adam (Steve Martin), an appealing architect Jane is also wooing. The R rating signifies a decided maturity in Meyers’ latest. With Rita Wilson, John Krasinski (“The Office”), Hunter Parrish (“Weeds”) and Lake Bell. LEGION (R) An early favorite for worst of the year, Legion is all kinds of bad, except sadly, for the kind it takes to be any fun. Apparently, God is fed up with mankind, again, and he tasks his baddest-ass angels, Michael (Paul Bettany) and Gabriel (Kevin Durand), with humanity’s extermination. But Michael has a change of heart and decides to protect man’s last hope, the unborn child of single waitress Charlie (Adrianne Palicki). Holing up in a roadside diner/service station named Paradise Falls with your typical survivors—gruff father and son (Dennis Quaid and Lucas Black), a hook-handed believer (Charles S. Dutton), a quasi-thug (Tyrese Gibson) and a yuppie couple (Jon Tenney and Kate Walsh) and their surly teen daughter (Willa Holland)—the band must tough out an onslaught of the possessed zombie-types until Charlie’s child can be born. THE LOVELY BONES (PG-13) Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan) was only 14 when she was brutally raped and murdered on Dec. 6, 1973. She had never even been kissed when her skeevy neighbor, George Harvey (Stanley Tucci), lured her into an underground den he had built under a cornfield and took her innocence and her life. Rather than going on to heaven, Susie remains to watch as her family struggles through the lack of closure left by Susie’s disappearance and presumed murder. Readers of the book might be disappointed by everything director Peter Jackson and his award-winning co-writers, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, leave out, but still, the film is lovely, and several of the performances—Ronan and Tucci, especially—are top-notch. THE MESSENGER (R) Staff Sergeant William Montgomery (Ben Foster) is
a decorated war hero. Upon his return home, he is assigned to the Casualty Notification service. Along with his fellow officer, Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), Will is tasked with delivering the worst news a soldier’s N.O.K. (next of kin) could ever hear. Will has no desire to do this miserable job but follows his orders like a good soldier would. Eventually, he chafes at the stringent procedures in place and begins comforting the soldier’s families as best he can. However, one of the N.O.K.s, Olivia Pitterson (Samantha Morton), offers a unique challenge as Will finds himself drawn to this widowed mother. MY NAME IS KHAN (PG-13) Rizwan Khan (Shahrukh Khan), a Muslim man from India living with Asperger’s, immigrates to America where he falls in love with and marries Mandira (Kajol). But 9/11 complicates their lives as Rizwan is detained at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities mistake his syndrome for suspicious behavior. This inspirational Bollywood film hopes to be the latest crossover hit. Christopher B. Duncan reprises his “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” impersonation of President Barack Obama. Directed by Karan Johar. PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF (PG) I have just finished this first book in Rick Riordan’s popular YA series, and its premise is tremendously cool. (A friend described it as American Gods Meets Harry Potter.) Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) discovers his dad is the Greek god Poseidon (Kevin McKidd), and he needs to head across the country to quell a feud between his papa and his Uncle Zeus (Sean Bean). This film adapts the first of five novels. Harry Potter 1 and 2 director Chris Columbus hopes he has a new hit franchise on his hands. PLANET 51 (PG) Astronaut Chuck Baker (v. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) lands on Planet 51 and finds an alien race paranoid of an alien invasion. He must recover his spaceship with the help of his new alien friend. Three firsttime directors—Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad and Marcos Martinez—bring Shrek Oscar nominee Joe Stillman’s script to animated life. This family flick does not look terrible, but it does not much resemble a holiday blockbuster either. Featuring the voices of Jessica Biel, Justin Long, Gary Oldman, Sean William Scott and John Cleese. RAIN (NR) An award-winning 2008 film directed by Maria Govan and coproduced by Athens’ own Pam Kohn and Nate Kohn. The film, about an adolescent girl who goes to live in Nassau with the mother who abandoned her as a child, was shot entirely in the Bahamas and has screened at festivals as far-flung as Zanzibar and Seoul (where it won the award for Best Teen Movie in the Women’s International Film Festival) and as prestigious as Toronto and Chicago. [Marr] SHERLOCK HOLMES (PG-13) Holmes (the never disappointing Robert Downey Jr.) and Dr. Watson (a game Jude Law) must stop evil Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong) from taking over the world through some sinister, supernatural means. A criminal love interest (Rachel McAdams) exists for the great private dick, but the real affection is the bromantic bond between Holmes and Watson. Sparks fly between Downey and Law; they make a great couple. A SINGLE MAN (PG-13) See Movie Pick. SON OF RAMBOW (PG-13) 2007. Like the bulk of VH1’s programming, Son of Rambow charms through the nostalgic high provided by ethereal fumes of the ‘80s. Sweet little Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner, who beams like a tinier Freddie Highmore), a member
of the cultish Plymouth Brethren, befriends the school scamp, Lee Carter (Will Poulter, a brilliant, natural performer who is nothing short of “skills on toast”), equally hated by children and adults. Together, Will and Lee make a movie inspired by the first Rambo movie, First Blood. More importantly, they find the connection both boys were missing. Writer-director Garth Jennings (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) dreams a childish reality at home between A Christmas Story, John Hughes and Tim Burton’s more wistful moments. Like Lee Carter, Son of Rambow is mischievous with a good heart and woefully neglected by the people it needs most. TOOTH FAIRY (PG) The mere presence of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson means Tooth Fairy will not be the worst family flick 2010 will offer (besides, The Spy Next Door is much worse). Johnson’s powerful magnetism will pull both parent and child through this hour and 40 minutes of silly fluff. Johnson stars as a minor league hockey enforcer, Derek “Tooth Fairy” Thompson, who is sentenced to perform the duties of his nickname after crushing the dreams of his girlfriend’s daughter. TO SAVE A LIFE (PG-13) A new faith-based movie, To Save a Life seeks the teenage audience that spends all their parents’ hard-earned money at the movies. Jake Taylor (Randy Wayne) has it all. He’s a high school hardcourt superstar who has the girl and a college scholarship. But when he can’t save his childhood friend, Roger (Robert Bailey, Jr.), who commits suicide right in front of Jake, the big man on campus risks everything to stop the next Roger from making a tragic decision. Director Brian Baugh was the DP on An American Carol. TWILIGHT (PG-13) Director Catherine Hardwicke and screenwriter Melissa
Rosenberg (Step Up) get the heart and soul of Meyer’s novels, Bella and Edward’s eternal love. Even more importantly, the filmmakers didn’t screw up the casting too badly. Robert Pattinson’s Edward is the key. The uninitiated might not get it; diehard vampire freaks may despise it; but those millions of teenage girls and their moms will devour every second they can spend with Edward, Bella and the rest of the folks from Forks. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON (PG-13) All Twilight hating aside, the second cinematic installment of the four-part series bests the first film, even with less of Robert Pattinson’s Edward—a loss tempered by the promotion of the mostly shirtless Taylor Lautner. Twilight true believers will have no trouble loving the follow-up as much, if not more than, its predecessor. Those not inducted into the ever-expanding vampire cult of youth will wonder what all the fuss is about. VALENTINE’S DAY (PG-13) Every young actor and actress in Hollywood looks to be involved with this romantic comedy intertwining a bunch of couples’ make-ups and break-ups due to the pressures of Valentine’s Day. The titanic cast includes Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Hector Elizondo, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Taylor Lautner, George Lopez, Shirley Maclaine, Emma Roberts, Julia Roberts and Taylor Swift. After Raising Helen and Georgia Rule, director Garry Marshall could use a good flick to get him out of his rut. WHEN IN ROME (PG-13) Kristen Bell is a young, ambitious New Yorker who has not been lucky in love. All of that changes when she steals coins from a magical fountain in Rome. Now she
has more silly suitors—a too tanned, mostly shirtless Dax Shepard; an Italian Will Arnett; Jon Heder the magician; and Danny Devito—than she wants, when all she needs is one, Nick (Josh Duhamel). Romantic comedies that use actual magic as a plot point might be the most insufferable of the romcom sub-genres, and this flick does nothing to sway that long-held belief. THE WHITE RIBBON (R) Michael Haneke’s dual Oscar nominee (Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography) also picked up the Palme d’Or at Cannes, the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, and the European Film Award for Best Film. In the months prior to World War I, strange events begin occurring in a small German town, and apparently, the children have something to do with it. With its monochromatic cinematography and creepy towheaded kids, The White Ribbon exudes Village of the Damned vibes. l THE WOLFMAN (R) Another Universal monster is reborn for a new generation. Nobleman Lawrence Talbot (Benicio del Toro) returns to his ancestral home after his brother disappears. Soon, he discovers a wild side of himself that may explain why so many villagers are being found horribly mauled. Anthony Hopkins combines his grouchy patriarch from Legends of the Fall with his grouchy monster hunter from Bram Stoker’s Dracula as Lawrence’s dad. Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) appears as Lawrence’s brother’s fiancée. Directed by Joe Johnston (Jumanji). THE YOUNG VICTORIA (PG) Emily Blunt, who wowed in The Devil Wears Prada, stars as youthful monarch, Queen Victoria, in the turbulent early years of her reign. Rupert Friend stars as her enduring love, Prince Albert.
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A SINGLE MAN (R) If you have read any complement a genuinely melancholy story. reviews of A Single Man, you are aware of how Color floods back into George’s grief-muted amazing Colin Firth is. Still, it bears repeatworld when he witnesses momentary reasons ing. In A Single Man, Firth gives his best perto continue living in a world without Jim. The formance. The eternal Darcy always seems to flashbacks to George’s life with Jim are so be playing the same person, some version of touching; the men’s love for one another so the tremendously likable, stuffy Brit we have tangible, that I actually felt what George is grown to believe he actually is. A Single Man’s missing. I cannot remember a film depicting George Falconer still may be cut from that aching sadness so palpably. same British cloth, but Firth fashions an entirely new bespoke character. A British, middle-aged English professor living in California, George is devastated by the sudden death of his longtime partner, Jim (Matthew Goode), in a car crash. Contemplating suicide to escape a color-faded world of woe, George lumbers through a potential final day. He teaches class, goes to the bank, the liquor store and makes plans with his oldest friend, Julianne Moore and Colin Firth Charley (Julianne Moore). No one notices anything out of the ordinary except Of course, Ford was lucky to cast an actor for George’s student and kindred spirit, Kenny as gifted as Firth, who retains George’s dignity Potter (Nicholas Hoult, About a Boy). throughout the film. Anguish never becomes Director Tom Ford, who adapted Christopher self-pity. He may not be the only actor in Isherwood’s novel with David Scearce, comes the film, but he is the sole one that matters. to cinema with an interesting pedigree. A gorgeous film featuring one of the year’s Credited with resurrecting Gucci, Ford financed truest performances, A Single Man never overhis debut film himself. Such DIY filmmakwhelms with its sorrow. Judging from this, ing can be hit-or-miss, but Ford’s is a giant Ford has tremendous potential as a filmmaker. hit. He uses a keen stylistic eye to capture the posh trappings of ‘60s affluence and to Drew Wheeler
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AN EDUCATION (PG-13) What a remarkably Mulligan’s coming out party. Hornby’s second lovely film An Education is. Before I had even screenplay—and first not based on one of seen it, I had already been wooed by its his own works—is a significant improvement promise of a Nick Hornby screenplay, Carey over his first, 1997’s Fever Pitch. As in his Mulligan and the sheer Britishness of it all. (I best novels he engages his reader/viewer with am a bit of an Anglophile.) What I pleasantly witty insight from appealing people suffering discovered was that my every hope was fulfrom light melodramatics. filled by this enchanting film. In adapting Lynn Barber’s autobiographical Intelligent and mature for her 16 years, essay, he has created his best female characJenny Miller (Academy Award nominee ter. As Jenny, Mulligan possesses a winning Mulligan) dreams of innocence, a commandlittle more than escaping presence, and a ing her tiny life in a highly contagious laugh; London suburb with I’m curious to see what her bourgeois parents she does in her next (Alfred Molina and high-profile gig, April’s Cara Seymour). With Wall Street sequel. her father pushing her In any previous year, toward Oxford, Jenny An Education would not spends her days studyhave cracked the Oscar ing classic works of Brit top five, but the expanlit and translating Latin sion to 10 Best Picture in preparation for her nominees opened up Peter Sarsgaard and Carey Mulligan A-levels. a spot for this slight But then she meets delight. That being said, David Goldman (Peter Sarsgaard), an exciting it is little surprise, though dashedly unfair, older man with a sports car and a seemingly that Danish director Lone Scherfig goes unnoendless disposable income, the perfect combiticed in the direction category even as the nation to woo an impressionable teenage girl film, its lead actress and Hornby’s script are who dreams of life as a Parisian sophisticate. named some of the year’s best. For the first David charms the entire Miller family right up time in weeks, An Education has given me a until the impending moment that his dream new film that I can wholeheartedly, unreservlife proves too good to be true. edly recommend. Sporting one of the year’s buzziest performances, An Education is much more than just Drew Wheeler
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News of Athens’ Cinema Scene Films of the Day: It’s fitting that Steven Soderbergh, the director whose 1989 Sex, Lies, and Videotape helped launch the American independent film movement should be one of the leading industry pioneers of (relatively) low-budget digital filmmaking. But last year’s The Girlfriend Experience—which Soderbergh shot with the Red digital camera, using only available light for all but two (!) shots—practically sets the bar for what hit-and-run filmmakers can do with the medium right now. It’s as polished and slick as a largely-improvised, location-shot movie can get. It’s also interesting that, similarly to the way Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air tries— successfully, for the most part—to explore the zeitgeist-defining angst of middle-class workers on the edge of unemployment, Soderbergh’s film turns its eye toward those
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The fourth annual African Diaspora Film Festival opens at Ciné with a screening of Rain. in the most rarefied stratum of the crashing economy: the kind of finance-world rollers who would patronize the ultra-high-end prostitute played by adult film star Sasha Grey. While listening to these guys kvetch about their money troubles is far different from witnessing the desperate testimonials of the laidoff workers in Reitman’s film, the two pictures still belong side-by-side in the late-aughts time capsule. Athens Has Festivals: The fourth annual African Diaspora Film Festival: Women Directors, Women in the World opens at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Ciné with a screening of Rain, an award-winning 2008 film directed by Maria Govan and co-produced by Athens’ own Pam Kohn and Nate Kohn. The film, about an adolescent girl who goes to live in Nassau with the mother who abandoned her as a child, was shot entirely in the Bahamas and has screened at festivals as far-flung as Zanzibar and Seoul, and as prestigious as Toronto and Chicago. What I’ve seen of it—about the first half—is exceptionally good. The festival continues Feb. 19 in Room 418 of the Tate Center at UGA with Renée Bergen and Mark Schuller’s documentary Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy, which looks at the impact of globalization through its effects on the lives of five Haitian women workers. The festival, presented by UGA’s Institute for African American Studies, will screen two additional films in the coming weeks, which I’ll cover in my next column.
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Toni Collette. The Closing Night Event will be held at the Rialto Room Feb. 24, and will feature screenings of the finalists in the festival’s Emerging Filmmakers’ Shorts Competition, as well as an awards ceremony to honor the winners. For more information, go to www.athensjff.org. Free Stuff: The ICE-Vision series rolls forward Feb. 11 with Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place, one of my favorite films of all time (the garish Argentinean poster for it that hangs in my den asks, luridly, “De que hablan estos ojos: de amor?… de odio?… o de muerte?”) Following that great event Feb. 18 is The Boxer’s Omen, a crypto-mystical Hong Kong horror flick from 1983 that sounds absolutely crazy. ICE-Vision screenings are Thursdays at 8 p.m. in Room S150 of UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art… It’s a great two weeks for the ACC Library’s iFilms series, too. The Feb. 11 screening is Garth Jennings’ very offbeat coming-of-age story Son of Rambow, and Feb. 18 is Fados, the third entry in the great Carlos Saura’s music films trilogy. Screenings are Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the ACC library at 2025 Baxter St.… Cinéclub UGA has been hosting trivia nights, as well as some very cool discussions with university faculty members like Richard Neupert and Christine Haase, in the CinéLab of late. Get on their mailing list by emailing Parker Couch at cineclubuga@ gmail.com. Dave Marr email@example.com
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There’s lots to talk about this week, and since we all pretty much know that all this first part is good for is welcoming you back to this page, then let’s just consider you already welcomed and get on with it. Fill in your dance card below… From the Door to the Stage: Super friendly 40 Watt doorman Ryan Hetrick has quietly gone about recording his own music without making too big of a show about it. Well, now he gets to. Hetrick, who performs and records under the name Retric, will open for Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the 40 Watt. Hetrick is currently finishing up his album, People Inside the Speaker, with Asa Leffer at Chase Park Transduction after beginning it at the now-defunct DARC Studios. He currently has three songs posted online at www.myspace.com/retricrock. The first two are pleasant guitar-pop numbers drawing influence from ‘90s alternative rock and late-‘70s country, but the third is a weird mish-mash of an unfinished idea and is best left alone. Check out the first two, though. Off the Wagon: The Caledonia Lounge is back in the business of serving alcohol after a completely dry January. (As a few of you out there have noted what’s not really a secret anyway, yes, I do work there and have an interest in this news. And so do a hell of a lot of music lovers and club patrons.) Speaking of which, The C.J. Boyd Sextet it’s a total testament to the music lovers of Athens that attendance never dropped off during this month of alcohol-free, all-ages shows while the club awaited its new liquor license. If anything, it proved how many of you are music fans first and will come out and support the bands even if it means adjusting your idea of what a “night out” means. You’re the best. This Is a Call: The fourth AUX Festival, aptly dubbed AUX 4, will happen Apr. 10, and organizer Heather McIntosh is putting out the call for performers, volunteers, artists’ market exhibitors, experimental video makers, installation artists, musicians, etc. Basically, all types of non-mainstream art and music are up for consideration. For more information on the never boring event, please see www.auxfestival.com, and to participate, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. One Born Every Minute: The talented and world-traveled chamber cellist C.J. Boyd will bring one of his creations, The C.J. Boyd Sextet, to Athica on Thursday, Feb. 11. Local favorite Killick will also perform and the suggested donation is $6. According to the group, which often performs in the nude but will not do so at this show, its raison d’être is as a “…vehicle of critique. We start with the supposition that our culture’s fundamentally prudish, willful ignorance about sex is connected to our culture’s simultaneous cult of sexuality hidden behind thin veils of pop icons
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on the radio and television. We suppose that the shunning of the body and the attempt to make sex a mere spectacle are both forms of denigrating our sexual bodies. The true celebration of sex, as far as we can tell, has yet to fully manifest itself in our culture.” I mean, c’mon! You can wrap it in sub-gradschool intellectualism all you want, but this reeks of gimmick to me. The group’s music is really good, nuanced stuff, too, but I’m about as interested in their brand of barrier-breaking as I am in watching paint dry. I know this because I’ve actually watched paint dry. Even so, dig their music over at www.myspace.com/ thecjboydsexxxtet. For more information on ATHICA in general, please see www.athica.org. Very, Very Cool: Kyle Dawkins (Georgia Guitar Quartet) was invited to participate in a CD tribute to French composer Erik Satie by French label Arbouse Recordings and The Erik Satie Foundation and Archives. Dawkins
reworked Satie’s “Danse de Travers” for acoustic guitar and electronics for his contribution. Other participants include Rachel Grimes (Rachel’s), Fennesz, Sylvain Chauveau, Max Richter and more. The CD release is to be the culmination of a tribute event being curated by the Satie Archives. This is really an honor for Dawkins, and my hat is off to him. Learn more about the recordings over at www.arbouserecordings.com and congratulate Dawkins personally via www.myspace.com/ kyledawkins. Such Nice Guys: Terrapin Beer is brewing four special beers to benefit the Georgia Theatre. The different brews were crafted to commemorate different years of the Theatre’s history. For example, “The Iron Tankard” Old Stock Ale is a tribute to the huge iron swimming pool put in place when the building opened as a YMCA in 1889. The individually boxed beers will contain a single special prize somewhere in its production run: a golden ticket that will serve as a lifetime pass to every show at the rebuilt theatre. That’s a really cool idea, and it’s great to see the guys at Terrapin once again showing so much support for the music community. Get the full scoop on the brews and availability over at www.terrapinbeer.com. Click on “The Beers” and then “Terrapin’s Georgia Theatre Sessions.” Gordon Lamb email@example.com
upstart roundup Introducing Athens’ Newest Talent OF LEGEND Metal/Experimental/Hardcore Lineup: Justin Burnham, Andrew Senter, Scott Mosely, John Holloway, John Crapps. Influences: Neurosis, Isis, Baroness, Cult of Luna, Mastodon. Most of the bands featured in Upstart Roundup are brandnew, but sometimes an established name mixes up its lineup and sound enough to be considered a fresh start. Such is the case with hardcore act Of Legend. “Although we’ve technically been around for five years, it’s like a whole new beginning for us as a band,” says singer/keyboardist Justin Burnham. “Some people have been really happy with the new direction, and some of the fans of the old material aren’t really into it. That’s cool, but stop asking us to play the old songs, because they‘re just never coming back.” When Of Legend debuted in 2005, the group had a pretty traditional, old-school hardcore sound. But as the lineup continued to shift, so did the group’s sound, and Of Legend looked to the influential acts mentioned above for direction. “We’ve slowed it down a bit and thrown in some psychedelic elements as well as some more melodic passages,” says Burnham. “The music is still very heavy and very aggressive, just in a different way.”
Black Belt Patriots You can preview the band’s new sound at www.myspace. com/oflegend or take home a copy of the band’s new EP, Cleric of Samsara, produced by Anthony Lunn at Rising Tide Studios. The release party is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 21 at Kingpins. Says Burnham: “We will try to set the record for the loudest show ever inside a bowling alley.” Next show: Sunday, Feb. 21 @ Kingpins Bowl and Brew (CD release!) DREAM BOAT Acoustic/Rock/Experimental Lineup: Page Campbell, Dan Donahue. Shares members with: Hope for Agoldensummer, Creepy, Great Lakes, Krush Girls. Influences: Anna Domino, Townes Van Zandt, Bill Callahan, Beach House and Arthur Russell. Page Campbell started collaborating with Great Lakes’ Dan Donahue a couple years back via email, sending him recordings of vocal overdubs when he was living in New York. Now Donahue is back in Athens and the couple have a collection of full songs written together. Campbell sings and plays guitar, and Donahue—who writes most of the lyrics—provides “rad kaleidoscopic videos.” Campbell says although they are just a duo right now, she hopes to expand the lineup one day. “We’ve picked people we want to ask, but they don’t know it yet!” she says. The earliest recordings put emphasis on the more ethereal qualities of Campbell’s voice, often doubled-up with swirling harmonies that float over sparse, ringing acoustics. “Dan and I record demos in Garage Band all the time, and I often go a little crazy with the echo and reverb options,” Campbell admits. “But playing live, there’s no fancy effects, just me singing and playing minimalistic guitar. Dan’s analog
kaleidoscopic videos undulate colorfully behind me—this helps me when I perform solo ‘cause it makes me less worried that I am boring the audience!” How can you be bored by someone so charming? Although Athens has had many opportunities to enjoy the intoxicating, sultry tones of Campbell’s voice—with Hope for Agoldensummer, Creepy, Sea of Dogs, etc.—a more intimate presentation is welcome, especially with the added visual imagery. The duo, who are currently “going steady,” have only performed live a handful of times, most recently at the Sweetheart Duets Hoot. “Luckily, almost all of our songs are love songs and, thus, V-day-worthy,” she said before that show. It’s clear the romance between the couple has tightened the bonds of their collaborative spirit as well. “Sometimes we want to call [the band] Natural instead. It just is!” Next show: TBA BLACK BELT PATRIOTS Rock/Alternative/Garage Lineup: Hampton Vernon, Ben Lewis, Davis Popper. Influences: My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses, Radiohead, Foo Fighters, The Whigs, early Kings of Leon. These college students met as freshmen a couple of years back, but just put out their debut, self-titled full-length earlier this month with a release show at Tasty World Uptown on Feb. 5. For a brandnew act, the debut is impressively tight, although its glossy presentation lands more on the side of adult contemporary than “garage” or “alternative,” despite the labels the band gives itself. Drummer and lead vocalist Hampton Vernon’s warm, rounded croon is far too sweet to be edgy, and the songs bounce with the sort of radio-ready pop soul that propelled acts like The Fray. On the Black Belt Patriots’ MySpace page, they describe themselves as sounding like “David Bowie covering Nirvana,” which I really hope is a joke because it couldn’t be less accurate. But, despite that, the band exhibits a maturity in sound that could easily find a dedicated following and make its way up the mainstream charts. “Plans are to start playing live shows more frequently,” says bassist Popper, “get our CD to as many people as possible and to keep writing original music.” Maybe this is the kind of band that really lets loose onstage, and all those rowdier influences, from the boot-stomp hootenanny of early Kings of Leon to the alternative bite of the Foo Fighters, will have a chance to shake things up. If you missed the release show, stop by www.myspace.com/blackbeltpatriots to hear the latest recordings. Next show: Check website for updates. JUNK ROYALTY Post-punk/Grunge/Rock Lineup: John Baxter, David Nesmith. Influences: Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, The Wipers. “Me and David were two misfits who, by chance, came together around 2005 and immediately clicked,” says John Baxter. “Our insecurities and lack of seriousness in the beginning kept us out of the limelight and in a smelly, dank, frigid shop in which we practiced covers and wrote original material for hours on end.” With the release of its demo EP, They Were Right, Junk Royalty hopes to makes its way out of the shadows and become a fixture in Athens’ live music scene. Although the takes are rough, as you’d expect a demo to be, you can get a feel for the band’s intended sound, which Baxter describes as “if Nirvana had an illegitimate child that was adopted by the Smashing Pumpkins and was nursed back to health by The Wipers.” Oh, God, call Child Protective Services. I can’t even imagine what adoptive dad Billy Corgan did to little Junk Royalty that The Wipers could mend, but the resulting spawn is reckless, unhinged and unruly. Until the band scores a show, you can hear the demos at www.myspace.com/junkroyalty. Next show: Check website for updates. Michelle Gilzenrat firstname.lastname@example.org
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toward their end, and indications are that Dark Meat has reached its terminus with its final show this weekend. The gloriously messy, chaotic and somehow heavily tuneful band had a good run of things, loudening up stages and stinking up tour buses for a little more than four years with a blend of psychedelic blues, noisy rock, fiery free-association… and more. Despite its sprawling, indulgent proclivities and seemingly unwrangleable membership, Dark Meat became the most accomplished, productive Athens band of the past few years (national heavyweights like Of Montreal and Drive-By Truckers aside). The band’s 2006 debut Universal Indians received a global release via the aggressively tastemaking label Vice. Dark Meat collaborated with prime producer Diplo; knocked out crowds at South by Southwest, garnering showy coverage in magazines like Spin; recorded live tracks for the influential Daytrotter Sessions—all this while remaining heavily Athens-based, creative and explorative. And even a bit of minor kerfuffle ensued late last year when tension between current and former members found its way onto the Flagpole letters page after the band’s sophomore album Truce Opium dropped and had a disastrously under-attended release show—wouldn’t be an Athens band without some internecine drama, no? But founding members Jim McHugh and Ben Clack, two roommates who started jamming on and expanding some Neil Young tunes for fun in ‘05, are both putting Athens behind them for now. “It’s ending ‘cause me and Jim decided to move,” says Clack, who’s heading home to North Carolina (though he will continue in his role from afar as booking agent for Farm 255). “It’s been a fun few years, but I want to do other projects and live in another town. Athens has been fun, and we are
thankful for the support we have received.” McHugh has already moved up to New York, but will be back in town for this week’s show (and some solo Gay Africa performances, too). “There’s been a severe critical mass in the band about wanting to do vastly different things,” McHugh writes from his new digs in NYC. “Fr’instance, Al [Daglis, synths and sax] is pursuing his microbiology studies on a grad level in some other yet to be determined big city… [drummer Jason] Robira’s looking to get up here and work more as a session dude and a producer, where it’s actually financially feasible. Kris [Deason, guitarist] is making utterings about law school, and doing his own thing musically, which will be characteristically harsh and brilliant. Aaron [Jollay]’s doing his Yaal H’ush band and testing pagan religions.” Most, too, seem to have some sort of goal of tackling the sizable debt accrued while recording, performing and touring over the past half-decade. And what of Dark Meat’s current lineup, an ever-shifting miasma of Athens musicians? This time around, says Clack, “Honestly, who knows?” McHugh expounds: “Certainly, some folk are nursing a sense of ceremony about it. Probably be similar to recent shows. But I’ve put feelers out to people who used to play, and maybe some with whom I haven’t experienced irreparable fallout will play. I’m halfway hoping for a picket line of well-dressed females and their gelded boyfriends.”
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LIONZ Break Out of the Zoo Independent Release It’s true that the Athens music scene is a real zoo, but local band Lionz takes it quite literally. Breaking Out of the Zoo is a whirlwind of noodley guitars, bass grooves and fantastic keyboards that you’d expect from a jam/ Southern-rock outfit. Part of the appeal of Zoo is the recurring theme of travel. The eightminute-long “Hiker” takes you along for an epic hitchhike across the U.S.A., stopping at certain points and suddenly launching into different rhythms, as if you’re just switching cars. The title track stands apart from the rest of the record with its slower, creeping pace. It begins with a sort of jazz-inspired funk accented by Dr. Chris Costigan’s aching saxophone, and then Lionz pours on the blues with help from brassy, soulful singer Betsy Franck. If anything, Zoo needs to be listened to as a whole record. There’s a groove you get into early on, and it would be a shame to let it go. It’s hard for a jam band that’s used to the freedom of improv to recreate that magic in the studio, but you never once feel like Lionz is holding anything back. Jordan Stepp
FUCKED UP Couple Tracks: Singles 2002–2009 Matador Any attempt at reining in anything these rightfully lauded Canadian punks do is a seemingly futile prospect. Though their inspiration lies in the first and second waves of hardcore, they’ve shown far more range and color than both their contemporaries and idols alike. The degree of experimentation they’ve demonstrated frustrates some of punk’s most entrenched institutions, which is why they may be the most punk rock band today. And their body of 7- and 12-inch releases is sprawling and often exceedingly rare. All of which makes this remixed and mastered 25-track double-CD/LP compilation a high-impact, hassle-free bonanza. Being singles, the consistent quality shows throughout. Even B-sides like the crowd-surfing victory of “Neat Parts,” the slashing rock of “Black Hats” and the bouncing pop jubilation on “Teenage Problems,” and their cover of Another Sunny Day’s “Anorak City” provide some of the comp’s best moments. This is a compilation of essential material. It’s both brutal and fun, a combination that might possibly never get old. All told, it’s more solid evidence that Fucked Up is the most exciting and dimensional hardcore band to come along in ages. Bao Le-Huu
Eyelid Movies (Barsuk) Association with the much maligned tag of trip-hop doesn’t exactly evoke innovation. But this New York State duo’s merging of beats and loops with an indie-rock edge makes for an incredibly fresh debut. Though the construction is often minimalist, judicious placement and patina make all the difference in the tapestry, resulting in an organic electronic sound. Synthetic elements like chunky hip-hop breakbeats and synthesizers are rendered with the kind of rough, quiveringly human textures that are the shoegazer’s muse. But beyond the styling, the wonderfully precise melodies lend the nocturnal landscape of their songs extraordinary atmosphere, mood and expression. Highlights include the sweeping loveliness of “When I’m Small,” the angelic fluidity of “Futuristic Casket” and the vaguely nightmarish throb of “Running from the Cops.” But the knockouts are “Mouthful of Diamonds,” a transcendental lullaby that lifts you
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JUDI CHICAGO Bright Lights, Fun City Independent Release With its reputation as a riotous live act preceding it, Atlanta’s Judi Chicago has a hell of a dance party to live up to on record. Can the songs hold up without singer Benjamin Coleman’s halfnaked bump-and-grind dance moves or Travis Thatcher’s keytar assault on a throbbing, sweaty crowd? Bright Lights, Fun City is still best enjoyed blasting over a dance floor, but a more intimate listen actually reveals
humor and craft that might otherwise go unnoticed. Coleman, who delivers lines with a distinctive British brogue, offers a barrage of brilliantly absurd lyrics that, more often than not, reference fast food. “I’ve seen vultures with golden arches for wings,” he sings on “Bad Spell,” “perching on the shoulders of the Burger Kings!” And although Judi Chicago might not take itself too seriously in some regards, musically the group is legit. Multi-instrumentalist and gear-head Thatcher uses both classic and modified electronics to explore every seedy nook and cranny of dance, from jungle rhythms to the dark synth fuzz of new wave. Plus, on songs like opener “Fun City,” you get a dose of live, organic drums, too, shuffling punk and glam influences into an already adventurous mix. “I like rubbing up against strangers. I like it when they rub up against me,” says Coleman on “Universal Butter.” The good news is that if you don’t feel the same way, Bright Lights, Fun City still has plenty to offer outside of the club. Michelle Gilzenrat Judi Chicago is playing at New Earth Music Hall on Friday, Feb. 12.
LINDSTRØM & CHRISTABELLE Real Life Is No Cool Feedelity/ Smalltown Supersound Popular ‘70s disco fell into two main camps: empowering, orchestral, four-on-the-floor anthems and the Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder powerhouse “I Feel Love,” which introduced a slick, Moog-backed, otherworldly persona and guided almost every subsequent electronic dance genre with its futuristic sound. Hans-Peter Lindstrøm’s indebtedness to that song runs deep—”I Feel Space” was a polite nod, and the instrumentation in “Let’s Practise,” a 2007 single and a track on Real Life Is No Cool, sounds virtually identical. Fortunately, Christabelle has a voice gentle enough for the call and response of Vangelis cover “Let It Happen,” powerful enough to rise above the horns in “Baby Can’t Stop,” and versatile enough to gel with the rest of Lindstrøm’s reverse-engineered disco music. “Looking for What” arranges itself from Christabelle’s scattershot, overdubbed, nonverbal vocal samples and transforms into a mix similar to Junior Boys’ “Work It”—Lindstrøm named the collaboration a “structured chaos,” with Christabelle supplying the chaos. She invented most of the lyrics on the spot and plays the cooing Summer to Lindstrøm’s Moroder. Lindstrøm makes streamlined disco or dressed-up house, and Real Life Is No Cool is one of the smoothest albums around, even by his standards. This release should open the dance floor again. Alex Dimitropoulos
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esley Eisold likes to have control over his words. As such, he only does email interviews. Naturally, he’s also a poet. And he runs a small publishing company called Heartworm Press out of Philadelphia. He even has a songwriting credit on some Fall Out Boy songs after the Chicago Hot Topic’d faux-punk-rockers plagiarized a few of Eisold’s poems. He used to be a fixture in bands that cradled the parameters of the hardcore scene, playing in Giving Up the Ghost and Some Girls. Now, he’s in Cold Cave, which recently signed to Matador. The band splits the difference between New Order and Joy Division, which pretty much means ‘80s new/no/darkwave electronics delivered with Ian Curtis’ deadpan. And it’s all slathered in synthesized distortion for good measure, à la the Magnetic Fields. He’s recently been joined by Dominick Fernow (from the noise project Prurient and owner of Hospital Records) and Caralee McElroy (formerly of Xiu Xiu) to form a trio. Rad.
Flagpole: From my understanding, Cold Cave started as a solo bedroom thing. Is the band a stable trio at this point, or more of a revolving cast? To what extent is it collaborative? Wesley Eisold: I can say I started Cold Cave to have it be a solo project. I wanted the entity to be concentrated. This was a new idea to me, to make something without the input of others, regardless of the outcome. So, in a sense, this is important to keep. To date, Cold Cave has been collaborative in a live setting. A few songs have been written with others, though. FP: Your music seems to cite some of Factory Records’ best. What kind of work musically and beyond informs the Cold Cave aesthetic? WE: Aesthetically, outside of music, I would say I’m influenced by people like [Jean] Genet or [Rainer Werner] Fassbinder. Musically it would be too many to name. FP: There’s quite a gap between hardcore and distorted synthpop. What attracts you to the music you’re making now? WE: Being able to write it and play it, and it feeling comfortable and complimenting the content. I don’t care about the idea of a sound. I care about feeling. I want to touch music, not hear it. I want to live in it and on it, and I hope someone will get that out of Cold Cave. FP: What separates your work under the “Ye Olde Maids” moniker from early Cold Cave, when it was a solo enterprise? WE: It just pre-dates it really. Ye Olde Maids was an idea of a duo—of me and a female—so I did all the female vocals, like I did on most of the Cold Cave songs (until the two songs on Love Comes Close that feature Caralee, being “Life Magazine” and “Youth and Lust”). The songs were really crude experimentations of bedroom pop. Cold Cave was started because I wanted to make the music relate to how I felt, not how I “felt” under the idea of myself as part of a fictitious band. FP: Marti Domination is on the cover of the album Love Comes Close and is also featured in the video for “Life Magazine.” What is your fascination with her? Was your first encounter with her in “Cremaster Cycle”? WE: No, it was not. We met through mutual friends, and Marti’s band Beaut played a gallery I had in Philadelphia a few
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years ago, when the cover photo was taken. I just think she’s really beautiful and eccentric and unforgettable. FP: “Life Magazine” works well in Radio Shack’s “Tear Into It” commercial. Obviously, they approached you. Were you at all hesitant for them to use your song? I’d love to think of the people’s faces who found out about you guys from that “Life Magazine” snippet and then ended up hearing something more baroque like “Heaven Was full.” WE: Ha… I wasn’t hesitant because the musical climate has changed. We are musicians, so we are scavengers now. People do not buy music so we must find other ways to continue doing what we have to do. FP: A lot of your early stuff is on cassette. What attracts you to that medium? WE: It’s cheap and quick. FP: Heartworm Press more or less started as you just making zines, right? What was missing that made you feel like you had to start your own piece of lit-cult ephemera? WE: I think growing up in punk/hardcore, collecting and getting new zines was really important. I would read them a million times and started making my own in high school. I don’t think anything in recent time was necessarily missing. Unfortunately, a lot of the smaller more interesting presses have short lifespans. I just wanted to release my own book and the work of friends whom I respect. FP: What is Heartworm working on now? WE: A collection of poetry by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge dating from the early ‘60s to ‘75. And a few other books, but it’s too early to say. FP: You write and publish poetry. What do you think is the value of poetry today? There’s sort of a gap in appreciation of it these days, and, of course, good poetry is hard to come by. WE: I think the word has been damaged by so much repulsiveness labeled as poetry. Poetry is less important to the world today as there are so many other media for people to express themselves. It’s hard to stumble across someone in the present who writes poetry that you genuinely are interested in, but it is possible. You have to remember it’s an insanely large genre, like how “rock” is a type of music, “poetry” is a type of “writing.” So, of course, the bad outweighs the good. FP: Oh, and I was just wondering: is “Cebe and Me” a nod to Q Lazzarus’ “Goodbye Horses”? They’re sort of similar. WE: No. It’s about suicide. Christopher Benton
WHO: Cold Cave, Nite Jewel, Reptar WHERE: Caledonia Lounge WHEN: Friday, Feb. 12 HOW MUCH: $7 (21+), $9 (18+)
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Tuesday 9 EVENTS: Diva Contest (Alibi) Are you rude to service industry folks and people with reasonably priced shoes? Does the line always start behind you? Do you think you deserve accolades just for being fabulous, fabulous you? Go get ‘em, girl. 706-549-1010 EVENTS: Lecture-Recital (UGA Hodgson Hall) Noted pianist Richard Zimdars, who recently released his solo piano CD American Piano Music, 1900–1930, will speak on “American Innovators: Henry Cowell and Dane Rudhyar” preceding his recital. 8 p.m. FREE! www.uga.edu/ news KIDSTUFF: Read to Rover (ACC Library) Beginning readers in grades 1–4 read aloud to an aid dog. Trainer always present. 3:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT.: AfricanAmerican Authors Book Club (ACC Library, Small Conference Room) February’s title is Til Debt Do Us Part. Newcomers welcome. 5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT.: Book SigningInterview (Borders Books & Music) Talk show hostess Liz Dalton speaks with Dr. Joan Curtis, author of Managing Sticky Situations at Work, a book about managing sticky situations at work. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-583-8647 LECTURES & LIT.: Darwin Days Lecture (UGA Ecology Building) Alaskan artist and author of Rapture of the Deep, Ray Troll, will deliver an illustrated lecture entitled, “Fish Worship is Not Wrong, or How I Became a Scientific Surrealist.” Part of UGA’s Darwin Days, a yearly celebration of the life and work of Charles Darwin. 4 p.m. FREE! www. uga.edu/news GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) All three Athens locations of Locos Grill and Pub (Westside, Eastside and Harris St.) feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com GAMES: Trivia (Doc Chey’s Noodle House) Every Tuesday with drink and food specials! 8:30–10:30 p.m. FREE! www.doccheys.com
Wednesday 10 EVENTS: For the Bible Tells Me So (UGA Student Learning Center, Room 101) The LGBT Resource Center presents this award-winning documentary film which attempts to reconcile homosexuality with Biblical scripture. TEACH minister Mary Lou Wallner will speak following the screening. 6:30 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Canine Cocktail Hour (Hotel Indigo, Phi Bar & Bistro Courtyard) Drink and food specials for you and your (well-behaved,
non-aggressive, vaccinated) dog! Every Wednesday. 5–7 p.m. www. athensdowntownhotel.com PERFORMANCE: Mundanish Comedy Night (Tasty World Uptown) Featuring Matt Davis (Dave Attell’s opening act). 9 p.m. $5. www.myspace.com/tastyworlduptown KIDSTUFF: Children’s Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months to 5 years. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Cupcake Club (Rocksprings Neighborhood Center) Meet with your fellow cupcake compatriots and collaborate on the design for a different themed cupcake every Wednesday! 10–11:30 a.m. $1. 706-613-3603, www.accleisureservices.com KIDSTUFF: Cupid’s Corner (Parkview Community Center) Make special gifts for your sweethearts! For kids ages 4–12. 4 p.m. $3. 706613-3601 KIDSTUFF: Wildcard Wednesday for Teens (ACC Library) Up next: Felt Heart Baskets. Create a heartfelt gift for someone special with this felt heart basket! Ages 11–18. Space is limited. 4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT.: Darwin Days Lecture (UGA Ecology Building) Alaskan artist and author of Rapture of the Deep, Ray Troll, will deliver an illustrated lecture entitled, “Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway: An Artist’s View of the History of Life.” Part of UGA’s Darwin Days, a yearly celebration of the life and work of Sir Charles Darwin. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.uga. edu/news MEETINGS: American Sign Language Study Group (Cups Coffee Café) All skill levels welcome. Come once or come weekly. Newcomers welcome! 7–8 p.m. FREE! www.myspace.com/aslstudygroup MEETINGS: Library Sewing Group (Madison County Library) Currently crocheting with double-ended crochet needles. Newcomers welcome. 1–3 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 GAMES: Dart League (Alibi) Meet up with other sharp-shooters. FREE! 706-549-1010 GAMES: Game Night (Alibi) Develop coordination, tolerance and grace through beer pong and Keno. Every Wednesday with Corey. FREE! 706-549-1010 GAMES: Movie Trivia Night (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Where movie trivia meets performance art. Hosted by “It Boy” Jeff Tobias and sponsored by Vision Video. Prizes! Sign up at 8 p.m. Trivia starts at 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.myspace.com/flickerbar GAMES: Poker Tour (Buffalo’s Southwest Café) Texas Hold ‘Em every Wednesday. 18 and up. Sign in at 6:30 p.m. Dealing begins at 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.interstatepokerclub. com
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GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Every Wednesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Harry’s Pig Shop) Nerd wars at Classic City Trivia’s “most challenging Trivia Night in Athens.” Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-612-9219 GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie, Five Points) Calling all know-it-alls! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.yourpie.com GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920 GAMES: Trivia Wars (283 Bar) Trivia teams compete for a $250 tattoo and other prizes throughout February. Choose your teammates wisely, and check the Facebook group “Trivia Wars!” for weekly updates and the online question of the week. 8:30 p.m. (sign up) 9 p.m. (game starts). FREE! 706-208-1283
Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore will perform at the UGA Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 13.
EVENTS: Invasive Crafts Program (Greenway) Learn why kudzu, privet and honeysuckle aren’t really your friends. Then, make crafts out of specimens harvested from the Greenway! For all ages. Call to register. 10 a.m.–noon. $2. 706613-3615 EVENTS: Live After Five (Hotel Indigo, Phi Bar and Bistro) Get a headstart on your weekend with live music and wine tastings. Thursdays, 6–8 p.m. $15 (wine tastings). 706546-0430, www.athensdowntownhotel.com EVENTS: Twilight Toasts in the Garden (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Featuring a wine tasting by Five Points Bottle Shop, light hors d’oeuvres by Trumps Catering, an art exhibit by Jamie Kirkell and live jazz by Ernest ‘Bubba’ Beasley and Jason Royer. 6:30–8 p.m. $20–$25. 706-542-1244 EVENTS: UGA Living Wage Vigil (UGA Arch) Come out and show your support for a living wage! Every Thursday. 5–6 p.m. FREE! www. livingwageaction.org ART: Reception (Lamar Dodd School of Art, Gallery 101) For “Suzani: Uzbek Treasures in Thread,” featuring selected embroideries from the Charlene Page Kaufman Memorial Textile Collection and work by Lamar Dodd’s current Fabric Design students. 7–9 p.m. FREE! www.art. uga.edu THEATRE: Love Jones (UGA Tate Center) A performance by the Black Theatrical Ensemble. 7 p.m. $2. 706-542-8468 KIDSTUFF: Children’s Book Award Program (ACC Library, Storyroom) Discuss the nominations for the 2009–2010 Georgia Children’s Book Award. For first through fifth graders. 3:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650
KIDSTUFF: Homeschoolers Chapter Book Review (Madison County Library) Elementary schoolage homeschoolers gather at the library to read a book together and talk about it. Every Thursday. 2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Teen Cartoon Illustrators Club (Lyndon House Arts Center) Work on your favorite style of cartoon with other young artists and discuss recent drawings and characters with cartoonist Robert Brown. Pizza and soda included! Every other Thursday. Call for more information. 706-613-3623 LECTURES & LIT.: Darwin Days Lecture (UGA Tate Center) Anthropologist John Hawks will speak on “The Neanderthal Genome Project” preceding a panel discussion entitled, “What Does It Mean to Be Human?” Part of UGA’s Darwin Days, a yearly celebration of the life and work of Charles Darwin. 3:30 p.m. FREE! www.uga.edu/news LECTURES & LIT.: “Secrets to Success” (UGA Student Learning Center) Drew French, owner of Your Pie, dishes out tips for achieving entrepreneurial success and participates in a Q&A. 6:15 p.m. FREE! firstname.lastname@example.org MEETINGS: Athens Human Rights Festival (Nuçi’s Space) Committee planning meeting. Any volunteers who want to help organize this year’s festival are welcome. Parking is available across the street in the old Dial America lot. 7:30 p.m. 770-725-2652, www.athenshumanrightsfest.org MEETINGS: Spanish Group (1000faces Coffee, 588 Barber Street) All-level Spanish conversation group. Informal, welcoming and fun! Every Thursday. 7–8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-534-8860, www.1000facescoffee.com
GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie) Every Thursday at the downtown location. 7:30 p.m. www.yourpie.com
Friday 12 EVENTS: Measuring Deliberate Speed Brown Bag Film & Discussion Series (UGA Main Library) To complement the ongoing exhibition, Measuring Deliberate Speed: Georgians Face School Desegregation, the Russell Library hosts Friday film screenings. This week: Busing: Some Voices from the South (1972). Noon–1 p.m. FREE! 706-542-5788 EVENTS: Farmers’ Market (Flora Hydroponics, 195 Paradise Blvd.) The Sacred Earth Growers Co-Op sets up a newly established yearround farmers’ market. Organic meat and dairy vendors, produce venders and artisans help to make this an exciting new addition to your weekend. 2–7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-2223 EVENTS: International Human Rights and Climate Change Conference (UGA Dean Rusk Center, Larry Walker Room) Yale University’s Thomas Pogge is the keynote speaker at this conference exploring the relationship between human rights and climate change. Presented by the UGA School of Law. Register by Feb. 5. 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. www.law.uga.edu/ international-human-rights-andclimate-change EVENTS: Mardi Gras Athens (The Melting Point) Portia, the Mistress of Ceremonies, hosts the third annual fundraising event for Family Counseling Services, featuring a costume party, an authentic Cajun meal, a raffle, a silent auction and door prizes. 6:30 p.m. $25. www. fcsathens.com/mardigras.html
EVENTS: Observatory Open House (UGA Observatory) The UGA Observatory hosts its monthly open house viewing at the UGA Physics Building. If cloudy, Professor Scott Shaw will give a talk on everyone’s favorite gamma-ray burst, “The Brightest and Furthest: GRB090423.” 8 p.m. FREE! 706-542-2860 EVENTS: “Shruti: Melodies of India” (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Indian culture and music take the stage with a flute performance by Prasad Bhandarkar, a violin performance and classical Indian dance. 6–8 p.m. $15, $10 (students). www. uga.edu/news EVENTS: Valentine’s Day Origami (Madison County Library) Fold to your heart’s content! For all ages. 4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 ART: Opening Reception (White Tiger Gourmet Food & Chocolates) For an exhibit featuring paintings by Jeremy Hughes. Hughes’ newest work re-presents familiar images from popular culture and the Internet. 6 p.m. FREE! www. whitetigergourmet.com, www.jeremyhughesart.com THEATRE: Mame (Athens Community Theatre) The Town and Gown Players perform the classic 1956 Broadway musical about a boy who, after the death of his father, is taken under the wing of his eccentric aunt and swept away in the whirlwind of her adventurous life in New York City. Feb. 12–14, Feb. 18–21, 8 p.m. Thursday–Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays. 706-208-8696, www. townandgownplayers.org THEATRE: Old Time Radio Show (Memorial Park Quinn Hall) Athens Creative Theatre presents this program featuring tales of intrigue, mystery, murder and romance. All ages may help themselves to popcorn and a dessert buffet. Feb. 12,
Saturday 13 EVENTS: Adoption Day (Pet Supplies Plus) Local animal rescue organizations bring their pups out for a chance at finding a home. Love connections made every Saturday! 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 706-353-0650 EVENTS: African American History Tours (Athens Welcome Center) Bernard Turner leads this two-hour bus tour exploring various important historic sites around Athens, including the Morton Theatre and Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery. Call to reserve your seat. 2 p.m. $10. 706-353-1820 EVENTS: Farmers’ Market (Flora Hydroponics, 195 Paradise Blvd.) The Sacred Earth Growers Co-Op’s newly established year-round farmers’ market. See Feb. 12 Events. 2–7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-2223 EVENTS: Father, Grandfather and Daughter Afternoon Tea (Athens Community Council on Aging) Ladies, make a special date with that special man in your life for an afternoon of tea and sandwiches. 2 p.m. $20 (adults), $15 (children). 706-549-4850 EVENTS: “Polish Their Paws for a Cause” (Pet Supplies Plus) Get your pooch a pedi just in time for Valentine’s Day! Proceeds benefit Circle of Friends Animal Society. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. $3 (nail painting), $3 (nail clipping), $5 (both). 706353-0650 PERFORMANCE: “The Art of Love” (UGA Hodgson Hall) Metropolitan Opera star Jennifer Larmore performs. Thomas Taylor Dickey delivers a pre-concert lecture at 7:15 p.m. 8 p.m. $14–$28. 706542-4400 PERFORMANCE: Habibi Love Hafla: Bellydancing and Fire Show! (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Featuring Ananda Dance Co.,
Sulukule, Jahara Phoenix, Shakti Project and more. 8:30 p.m.$7 (suggested donation). www.myspace. com/littlekingsshuffleclub. * PERFORMANCE: Tituss Burgess (Morton Theatre) Athens’ own Broadway star, Tituss Burgess, returns to the Morton stage with Broadway show tunes, jazz standards and stories. VIP tickets include orchestra seating and a dessert reception beforehand. 8 p.m. $10, $25 (VIP tickets). www. mortontheatre.com THEATRE: Mame (Athens Community Theatre) A Town and Gown Performance. See Theatre Feb. 12. Feb. 12–14, Feb. 18–21, 8 p.m. Thursday–Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays. 706-208-8696, www.townandgownplayers.org THEATRE: Old Time Radio Show (Memorial Park Quinn Hall) An Athens Creative Theatre production. See Feb. 12 Theatre. Feb. 12, 13, 19 & 20, 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 14 & 21, 3 p.m. $15. 706-613-3628, www. athenscreativetheatre.com KIDSTUFF: Family Day: Pop-Up Valentines (Lyndon House Arts Center) Use the works of art around you as inspiration for your own unique pop-up Valentines. 10 a.m. FREE! 706-542-4662 KIDSTUFF: Kids Dance Party (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Bring your little movers and shakers out to the bar early for the afternoon dance jam of the season. Drink specials for grown-ups. 3–5 p.m. FREE! www. myspace.com/flickerbar KIDSTUFF: Kids’ Clinic at Lowe’s (Lowe’s, Old Epps Bridge Rd.) Learn how to construct birdfeeders, book ends, bat houses and more! Every second Saturday of the month. 10 a.m.–noon. 706-613-1100 KIDSTUFF: Paleontology Open House (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Dinosaurs may no longer rule the Earth, but they still captivate the imagination. Learn their secrets at this day full of dino-centric games and crafts. 1–3 p.m. FREE! 706613-3615
KIDSTUFF: Wacky Valentine’s Day (Rocksprings Neighborhood Center) Celebrate the wackiness of love by making delicious treats and wacky and unique crafts. For kids ages 4–10. 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $3. 706-613-3603 LECTURES & LIT.: Georgia Day Book Signing (ACC Library) In celebration of Georgia Day, Atlanta author William J. Morton, MD, JD will discuss his new book, The Story of Georgia’s Boundaries: A Meeting of History and Geography. 2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT.: VOX Reading Series (ATHICA) “Blood Lines: Stories & Poems of Love & Family” features readings of original work by local writers. 6:30 p.m. $3–$6 (suggested donation), www.athica.org
Sunday 14 EVENTS: Meditation and Kirtan (Vastu School of Yoga, Chase Park Warehouse) Lend your voice to this ancient form of devotional chanting performed in the traditional “call and response” form accompanied by live drumming and harmonium. 5 p.m. FREE! 561-723-6172, vastuyoga@ hotmail.com EVENTS: Senior Sweetheart Prom (Lay Park) Whether you missed your highschool prom or you just want to relive the magic, come out for dancing, music, refreshments and good company this Valentine’s Day. 4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3596 ART: Art Sign Installation (The Daily Groceries Co-op) Local artist Krysia Haag presents the Co-op with its new sign: a glorious tile mosaic of produce! Be a good neighbor and welcome it to the block. 706-5481732, www.dailygroceries.org THEATRE: Mame (Athens Community Theatre) A Town and Gown Performance. See Theatre Feb. 12. Feb. 12–14, Feb. 18–21, 8 p.m. Thursday–Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays. 706-208-8696, www.townandgownplayers.org
Thursday, February 11
The Wailers New Earth Music Hall For some, reggae is the music of fruity rum drinks, odes to the sweet and salty taste of a lover’s skin on a hot summer day and the sound of letting go and turning one’s life into something resembling a Carnival Cruise ad (or a David Foster Wallace essay describing said cruise). For those music fans, The Wailers are merely a footnote: the dreadlocked extras in a cartoon world where Bob Marley and Peter Tosh are lovable stoners reminding the world that they be jammin’. But The Wailers are much more than that stereotype of the music sold to a nation of fat Parrotheads and keg-standing frat boys. The band is a living link in the chain that ties the first wave of reggae in with the current offshoots of the genre. The incarnation of the band today—which has roots (via legendary bass player Aston “Family Man” Barrett) to the Marley/Tosh/Bunny Wailer era of the band—still travels the world playing the Marley compositions that are anything but “fun in the sun” caricatures. Instead, the band’s message reminds listeners of the abject poverty in other nations, made all too real by the recent earthquake in Haiti. Good times will still be had from the music, but the subject matter is a little heady for the Funship set. Currently, the group is trekking across the U.S. and preparing to release a new album (its first since 2003) as well as promoting the “I Went Hungry” foundation which helps feed children throughout the world. Between the group’s efforts to empower those without a voice and their legendary set list, the odds for a powerful and energetic evening of music are high (and no, that wasn’t a pun). Either way, The Wailers are playing something bigger than reggae—they’re playing music for the soul. [Jason Bugg]
13, 19 & 20, 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 14 & 21, 3 p.m. $15. 706-613-3628, www.athenscreativetheatre.com
THEATRE: Old Time Radio Show (Memorial Park Quinn Hall) An Athens Creative Theatre production. See Feb. 12 Theatre. Feb. 12, 13, 19 & 20, 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 14 & 21, 3 p.m. $15. 706-613-3628, www. athenscreativetheatre.com GAMES: Full-Contact Trivia (Allen’s Bar & Grill) Sports-themed rules with diverse categories. 9 p.m. FREE! www.allensbarandgrill.com GAMES: Singles Trivia (Buffalo’s Southwest Café) Hosted by Cupid, this is a special Valentine’s Daythemed trivia night. 7 p.m. (sign in), 7:30 p.m. (start). FREE! 706354-6655
Monday 15 EVENTS: Animal Voices Film Festival (UGA Student Learning Center, Room 102) A team of activist divers investigates the dolphin capture trade in Japan in The Cove (2008). Sponsored by Speak Out for Species. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.uga. edu/sos/filmfest EVENTS: Bar Olympics Bar Hop (The Max Canada) Bring your drinking team out to compete for prizes. Eight games, three bars and only one team of champions. 8 p.m. 706254-3392 EVENTS: Southern Circuit Film Series (Madison-Morgan Cultural Center) Jim Cozza, the independent film producer and director of the award-winning short, “River Rat,” will be in attendance for the screening of his first feature film, Frank the Rat. Discussion and reception follow. 7 p.m. $5. www.mmcc-arts.org KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Every Monday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Day Off Program: Walk Like an Egyptian (Memorial Park) Celebrate the 87th anniversary of the opening of King Tut’s tomb by making Egyptian crafts and snacks! For elementary schoolers. 9 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. $15. 706-613-3580 KIDSTUFF: Movie Madness (Oconee County Library) Kids of all ages are invited to share popcorn, drinks and fun at this screening of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. 1 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Out of School Workshop (Good Dirt) Kids can spend the day getting dirty in the studio. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $55. 706355-3161 GAMES: “20 Questions at Transmet” (Transmetropolitan, Downtown) General trivia. Topics include music, movies, history and much more. Check the Facebook Group “20 questions at Transmet” for weekly themes and the online question of the week. Every Monday. 8:30–10 p.m. FREE! 706-613-8773 GAMES: Keno Night (The Office Lounge) Every Monday! 7 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 GAMES: Ping Pong (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Get your paddle ready for a riveting round of table tennis. 4–8 p.m. FREE! www.myspace.com/ flickerbar GAMES: Pool Tournament (Alibi) Win prizes every Monday! 8 p.m. FREE! 706-549-1010 GAMES: Rock and Roll Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Get a team together and show off your extensive music knowledge every Monday! 8 p.m. FREE! www.myspace.com/littlekingsshuffleclub GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Texas Hold ‘Em (Fat Daddy’s) Bring your poker face for a game of Hold ‘Em. Turbo game at 9 p.m. 6 p.m. 706-353-0241 k continued on next page
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THE CALENDAR! GAMES: Trivia (Alibi) Mondays with Ken! 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-1010 GAMES: Trivia (Buffalo’s Southwest Café) Every Monday with prizes! Sign up at 7:30. Start preparing for the Grand Showdown on Mar. 1 for the chance to win a $200 prize. 8 p.m. 706-354-6655
Tuesday 16 EVENTS: Movie Night! (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Beneath the Valley of the Ultra Vixens, the 1979 sexploitation film written by Roger Ebert. You may wish the screen were smaller for several scenes. 8 p.m. FREE! www. myspace.com/flickerbar EVENTS: Sustainability Film Series (UGA East Campus Village, Rooker Hall) UGA’s Department of University Housing hosts a spring film series focusing on environmental awareness and sustainability. This week: Who Killed the Electric Car? Someone Pulled the Plug (2006). 7 p.m. FREE! email@example.com THEATRE: I Have a Dream (Morton Theatre) Theatre IV presents a compelling dramatization of the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. $7.50–$10. 1-800-275-5005, www. theatreiv.org KIDSTUFF: The Broken Hearts Club (Oconee County Library) Make post-Valentine’s Day snacks and crafts while Ever After plays on the big screen. For kids ages 11–18. 6–8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Children’s Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months to 5 years. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Tikes, Trikes and Strollers: Mardi Gras (Greenway) Bundle up your toddlers for a brief nature walk! Reward yourselves for braving the cold with hot chocolate, festive refreshments, crafts and games. Call to register. 1–2:30 p.m. $2. 706-613-3615, www.athensgreenway.com LECTURES & LIT.: Visiting Artist Lecture (Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S151) Natalie Jeremijenko is this month’s speaker. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu LECTURES & LIT.: VOX Reading Series (Ciné Barcafé) The UGA Creative Writing Program presents works by poet Gillian Conoley. 8 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com MEETINGS: Athens Rock and Gem Club (Friendship Christian Church) Bring in your Trilobite specimens for display! All interested parties are welcome to attend. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-8082 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) All three Athens locations of Locos Grill and Pub (Westside, Eastside and Harris St.) feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com GAMES: Trivia (Doc Chey’s Noodle House) Every Tuesday with drink and food specials! 8:30–10:30 p.m. FREE! www.doccheys.com
Wednesday 17 EVENTS: Canine Cocktail Hour (Hotel Indigo, Phi Bar & Bistro Courtyard) Drink and food specials for you and your (non-aggressive, vaccinated) dog! Every Wednesday. 5–7 p.m. www.athensdowntownhotel.com EVENTS: Plotluck Night (Ciné Barcafé) Come with a true short story from your life to share at this new
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monthly event. Ten names will be drawn from a hat and those chosen get five minutes and a microphone. The audience votes for the best story and prize recipient. 7–9 p.m. FREE! (donations welcome), www. athenscine.com EVENTS: “UGA Master Plan and Historic Preservation” (UGA Fine Arts Theatre) Tour the newly restored theatre and catch a presentation by UGA’s Office of University Architects. 6:30–8:30 p.m. 706-3531801, firstname.lastname@example.org KIDSTUFF: Children’s Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months to 5 years. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Cupcake Club (Rocksprings Neighborhood Center) Meet with your fellow cupcake compatriots and collaborate on the design for a different themed cupcake every Wednesday! 10–11:30 a.m. $1. 706-613-3603, www.accleisureservices.com KIDSTUFF: Eatin’ with the Critters (Sandy Creek Nature Center, ENSAT) Bring a sack lunch for an hour of learning about our world and the animals that inhabit it. For ages 3–5 with an adult. Call to register. 11 a.m.–noon, $0–$13 (scholarships available). 706-613-3615 KIDSTUFF: Wildcard Wednesday for Teens (ACC Library) Up next: Silly Stories. Each person writes one line of a story. The silliest! Ages 1118. 4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT.: Georgia Colloquium in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Literature (UGA Park Hall, Room 265) John Richetti, the A.M. Rosenthal Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver a lecture on “Daniel Defoe & Enlightenment.” 4:30 p.m. FREE! www.uga.edu/news LECTURES & LIT.: Talking about Books (ACC Library, Small Conference Room) This month, members will read and discuss Mary Ann Schafer and Annie Barrow’s The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. Newcomers welcome. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT.: “What Is Solar Water Heating?” (ACC Library) Local green builder Tony Purcell discusses energy trends and the history, components and benefits of solar water heating. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 MEETINGS: American Sign Language Study Group (Cups Coffee Café) All skill levels welcome. Come once or come weekly. 7–8 p.m. FREE! www.myspace.com/ aslstudygroup MEETINGS: Library Sewing Group (Madison County Library) Currently crocheting with double-ended crochet needles. Newcomers welcome. 1–3 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 GAMES: Dart League (Alibi) Meet up with other sharp-shooters. FREE! 706-549-1010 GAMES: Game Night (Alibi) Develop coordination, tolerance and grace through beer pong and Keno. Every Wednesday with Corey. FREE! 706-549-1010 GAMES: Movie Trivia Night (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Where movie trivia meets performance art. Hosted by “It Boy” Jeff Tobias and sponsored by Vision Video. Prizes! Sign up for the fun at 8 p.m. Trivia starts at 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.myspace. com/flickerbar GAMES: Poker Tour (Buffalo’s Southwest Café) Texas Hold ‘Em every Wednesday. 18 and up. Sign in at 6:30 p.m. Dealing begins at 7:30
p.m. FREE! www.interstatepokerclub. com GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Every Wednesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Harry’s Pig Shop) Nerd wars at Classic City Trivia’s “most challenging Trivia Night in Athens.” Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-612-9219 GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie, Five Points) Calling all know-it-alls! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.yourpie.com GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920 GAMES: Trivia Wars (283 Bar) Trivia teams compete for a $250 tattoo and other prizes throughout February. Choose your teammates wisely, and check the Facebook group “Trivia Wars!” for weekly updates and the online question of the week. 8:30 p.m. (sign up) 9 p.m. (game starts). FREE! 706-208-1283 * Advance Tickets Available
Live Music Tuesday 9 Alibi 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-1010 KARAOKE With the singing cowboy. Buffalo’s Southwest Café 6–10 p.m. $5 (includes lessons). 706354-6655 DINE & DANCE NIGHT Beginners’ and advanced dance lessons every Tuesday from 6–7 p.m. followed by open dance until 10 p.m. Tonight features the tango. Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18+). www. calendonialounge.com DEAD DOG Local band delivers frenetic, spunky lo-fi punk delivered with a pop smile. JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD Dirty, psychedelic garage rock spews from this energetic Nashville duo. SCREAMING FEMALES Blistering, gritty punk energy paired with accessible, classic rock rhythms and DIY aesthetic. Featuring Marissa Paternoster on lead guitar and vocals, one of the most mind-blowing, ferocious shredders you’ll ever see. WITCHES Local rock band featuring Cara Beth Satalino on lead vocals backed by a drummer and bassist. Influences include The Breeders and Neil Young. Go Bar 10 p.m. www.myspace.com/gobar CJ BOYD Ambient and experimental sounds mix with electric bass and harmonica to create a multi-layered ethereal musical experience. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. www.myspace.com/littlekingsshuffleclub PUNK ROCK NIGHT Every Tuesday at Little Kings! Featuring a mix of punk rock bands and DJ-led dance parties. The Melting Point 6 p.m. $3. www.meltingpointathens. com SILVERBIRD DUO Part of the Terrapin Bluegrass Series. All ages welcome. New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. www.newearthmusichall.com P.O.S.I.T.I.V.E. New Earth launched its non-profit P.O.S.I.T.I.V.E. (Putting Ourselves In the Immediate Vibration
Earth) as a means to raise funds and awareness for various causes through live music. Tonight’s show features Orquesta Grogus and One L playing world music, with proceeds benefiting Doctors Without Borders. No Where Bar 10 p.m. $1. 706-546-4742 SUMILAN Local progressive jam rockers. Rye Bar 9 p.m. www.myspace.com/ryebarathens OPEN MIC SERIES Six separate acts have the opportunity to impress the judges based on vocals, performance and songwriting. Week four of a six week series. Tasty World Uptown 10 p.m. www.myspace.com/tastyworlduptown DREW BESKIN District Attorneys founding member performs his popleaning Americana solo. Performing tonight with special guests. FOUNDER AND THE INVISIBLES Local singer-songwriter and UGA student Drew Dixon’s band accompanies his John Mayer-like vocals with blues and soul-inspired arrangements.
Wednesday 10 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $16 (adv.). www.40watt.com EVAN DANDO Frontman of the landmark alternative rock band The Lemonheads, Dando’s solo work emphasizies his candid, visceral songwriting delivered with classic, bittersweet slacker melancholoy. RETRIC Local musician Ryan Hetrick is backed by a revolving cast of local musicians ranging stylistically from old school rock, bluegrass, acoustic and punk. Alibi 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-1010 HIP-HOP JAMBOREE A DJ spins all your favorite hip-hop jams every Wednesday. Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www. caledonialounge.com BOW LEGGED GORILLA Impressive beat boxing one-man band from Baltimore who also raps, sings and plays guitar while operating some sort of accordion-type device with his foot. DAMON MOON AND THE WHISPERING DRIFTERS This band from “the hills of Georgia” mixes guitars, bass and drums to make ‘70s psychedelic-influenced folk rock. GEISTERKATZEN While there are no descriptions or links to songs online, these guys sure do love cats. Featuring guitar, keyboards, bass, drums and saxophone, this Athensbased experimental noise band is sure to be interesting. MACGREGOR BURNS Acoustic guitar and clever lyrics merge to form a folky sound. Flicker Theatre & Bar 11:30 p.m. FREE! www.myspace.com/ flickerbar SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Featuring solo acoustic performances by: Boda, Greg Slattery (Shallow Palace), Jessie Marston (Romanenko), Chris Ingram (Jimmy Kind Bud) and Todd Killings (Dead Dog). Go Bar 10 p.m. www.myspace.com/gobar CHAPPO Fast-paced psychedlic rock.
Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com KYSHONA ARMSTRONG Local songstress Kyshona sings soulful ballads over acoustic guitar. She has been compared to Tracy Chapman, Diana Krall and Dionne Farris.
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Nite Jewel, Cold Cave, Reptar Caledonia Lounge In an old interview with ‘Sup Magazine, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe talked about showing a friend his band’s abandoned-staircase doo-wop take on the Pixies’ “Mr. Grieves”: “He thought our song was the original and that the Pixies were the cover. He said our version sounded so much older. It’s Nite Jewel a funny thing that a sound can sound older. That trips me out, that you can make something sound older.” Yes, studio techniques have reached the point where the kind of lo-fidelity all-star jams that audio hardware like Pro Tools was invented to get away from can be authentically recreated. But authenticity is the key word: while shiny, new prototypes haven’t had a chance to stand the test of time, ancient sounds and images, time-traveled to new contexts, are reliably interesting to behold. Ramona Ramirez, the sole proprietor of Nite Jewel, intuits this fascination ably. Her music is thoroughly evocative and not of anything in this world, temporally speaking. But it also seems genuinely created with the resources available, and on her debut fulllength, Good Evening, her glo-jam (copyright 2010) songwriting clicks perfectly with her cassette eight-track equipment. What began as an art show sound installation in her hometown of Los Angeles bore the fruit of full-fledged pop music. “The project is not oriented towards anything, really. It’s whatever I’m into at the time. Those sound collages just turned into Good Evening through a natural process of being alone with music equipment and extra time on my hands.” The spooky warmth of Good Evening sounds like exhumed demos from the time of justburgeoning drum machines and analog synths, and the composition isn’t the only aspect that takes a page from forgone eras. “On my particular eight-track, the remote control is broken so you can’t really punch in… I would do almost everything in one take. There is an upside to this in the sense that the stuff can sound really organic and live, which is, you know, how people did it in the old days.” [Jeff Tobias]
MAXIMUM BUSY MUSCLE Local tech-metal trio featuring Jay Roach on guitar, Mary Joyce on drums and Kris Deason on bass.
Rye Bar 10 p.m. www.myspace.com/ryebarathens JUST PEACHY No info available.
La Fiesta on Hawthorne Noon–2 p.m. FREE! 706-548-4261 KEVIN FLEMING Spanish and Latin guitar, Wednesdays during lunch.
Tasty World Uptown 11 p.m. $5. www.myspace.com/tastyworlduptown SWING THE LEAD Pop-punk fourpiece from Texas. THE RON JOHNSONS Brandnew progressive rock band that incorporates unique Latin and jazz influences.
The Library 9 p.m.–1 a.m. $5. email@example.com SPICY SALSA Salsa dancing for all levels. Lessons start at 9:15 p.m. No partner or experience required. Locos Grill & Pub 6:30–9 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com (Harris St.) JAY RING AND KIP JONES Americana-infused acoustic duo. The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens. com RACHEL FARLEY Performing since the age of five, this teenager’s decadently rich vocals swoon over country-flavored pop numbers. New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. “Relay for Life Cancer Benefit.” www.newearthmusichall.com IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz Jr. mashes up highenergy electro and rock. PARTY CITY Local duo that combines a heavily electronic sound with traditional instrumentation. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE Wednesdays with Lynn!
Terrapin Beer Co. 5 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com DANNY TRASHVILLE Smooth, cool outlaw country.
Thursday 11 283 Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-208-1283 POSITIVE MENTAL TRIP As a one man band from New York, Luke Weiler combines beats, sound loops, guitar and vocals for a unique sound. 40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $6 (21+), $7 (18+). www.40watt. com BRAD DOWNS & THE POOR BASTARD SOULS Local singersongwriter performs roots rock with his all-star band. His recently released debut full-length record includes guest appearances by members of R.E.M., Widespread Panic, the Drive-By Truckers, Bloodkin and more!
WILLIAM TONKS Local folk rocker William Tonks performs a solo set of his songs on guitar and dobro. His earnest delivery and palpable sincerity recall the tender vocals of James Taylor. Alibi 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-1010 OPEN MIC/JAM Hosted by Wes of Dixie Mafia. Open to all musicians. ATHICA 7 p.m. $6 suggested donation. www. athica.org KILLICK Freeform jazz experimentalist coaxes unconventional sounds from his H’arpeggione. THE CJ BOYD “SEXTET” An everchanging, improvisational chamber orchestra exploring the connection between music and sexuality. Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18+). www. caledonialounge.com JERRY JOSEPH Soulful singer/ songwriter from Portland with achingly emotional lyrics and a sort of Heartland rocker persona that’s been compared to Neil Young and Steve Earle. Club Chrome 8 p.m. $5 (to compete), FREE! (to enter). 706-543-9009 KARAOKE CONTEST Week six of the competition. El Paisano 8 p.m. 706-353-0346 KARAOKE Every Thursday with margarita specials.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 8:30 p.m. $5. www.myspace.com/ flickerbar MAN GAVE NAMES TO ALL THE ANIMALS, VOL. 3 A songwriter night hosted by Efren and friends, including Justin Evans, Andrew Vickery, Danny Brewer, Joe Chalmers and Brian Nolan. Go Bar 8 p.m. Early show. www.myspace.com/ gobar BOMB THE MUSIC INDUSTRY Musician Jeff Rosenstock finds company with Jeff Tobias (Dark Meat) and Matt Kurz (The Matt Kurz One), take electro-tinged ska-punk noises into the realm of triohood. PEACE, LOVING Transcendental experimental music. 11:30 p.m. FREE! www.myspace.com/ gobar “DR. FRED’S KARAOKE” Hosted by karaoke fanatic John “Dr. Fred” Bowers, every Thursday. The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $7. www.meltingpointathens. com THE BIG DADDY’S Clarence Young (The Jesters) teams up with Bill Pappas, Kenny Head (The Georgia Satellites), Tim Pritchett and Chris Hillsman to turn out some goodtime Southern rock tunes. New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. $20 (adv.). www.newearthmusichall.com SUPERVILLAINS Reggae and ska from Orlando, FL. THE WAILERS Bob Marley’s legendary reggae ensemble. See Calendar Pick on p. 23. The Office Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 KARAOKE Every Thursday with The Singing Cowboy! Rye Bar 10 p.m. $5. www.myspace.com/ryebarathens CAPSULE CORP Electronic dance music. Tasty World Uptown 10 p.m. FREE! www.myspace.com/ tastyworlduptown THE BLEKERS Young Andrew Bleke’s band plays piano-driven jazz and woeful blues. JUSTIN KENNEDY Local singersongwriter with a country drawl who sings earnest, radio-ready ballads about the tribulations of daily life.
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BAR OLYMPICS BAR HOP Form a Team of 2 or more and meet here at 8pm Compete in 8 games at 3 different bars Prizes for Winning Teams
Terrapin Beer Co. 5 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com KYSHONA ARMSTRONG Local songstress Kyshona sings soulful ballads over acoustic guitar. She has been compared to Tracy Chapman, Diana Krall and Dionne Farris. UGA Hodgson Hall 8 p.m. 706-542-4400 2ND THURSDAY CONCERT SERIES An evening of Lieder, vocal and instrumental chamber works by Robert Schumann
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ROYCE ANNE WALDORF After a six-year sabbatical, Royce Anne is back, performing her unique style of jazz featuring a sultry voice and strong storytelling. Buffalo’s Southwest Café 7 p.m. $12. 706-354-6655 ELVIS! A night with The King. Featuring a live band. Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $7 (21+), $10 (18+). www. caledonialounge.com COLD CAVE A collage of darkwave and experimental synthpop featuring ex-members of Xiu Xiu and Some Girls. See story on p. 21. NITE JEWEL The performing moniker of Ramona Gonzalez, who creates layered, shoegazey, new-wave disco on eight-track cassettes. See Calendar Pick on p. 25. REPTAR This up-and-coming local quartet sounds like the result of Animal Collective and Talking Heads teaming up. Dance shoes recommended. Club Chrome 9 p.m. $5. 706-543-9009 JASON COLEY BAND Southern rock from Fairburn/Atlanta, GA. Farm 255 10 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com CATAWBA Local four-piece playing mellow indie rock informed by windswept Americana. EFREN Local indie swamp-folk band plays selections from their new album Thunder and Moan. The lyrics, sung in that classic “whiskeysoaked” whisper, are tender, dark and heavy with emotion. Flicker Theatre & Bar “Haiti Benefit.” 8:30 p.m. $5. www. myspace.com/flickerbar THE HEAP Funky local indie-soul band based here in Athens. MADELINE Bell-voiced local songwriter Madeline Adams plays endearing songs of smalltown loves, hopes and other assorted torments and joys. MOTHER JACKSON Local band offering a heavy dose of raw, bluesinfluenced, ‘70s rock and roll. You’ll also hear some songs that singer Paul McHugh originally played with his other band, Sweetbox. STILL, SMALL VOICE AND THE JOYFUL NOISE Says the band: “An instrument for indicating or measuring an electric current by means of a mechanical motion derived from electromagnetic or electrodynamic forces produced by the current.” Except it’s really a lot more rock than… science. The Globe 10 p.m. 706-353-4721 MELVIN MATHURIN JAZZ QUARTET Essential and original jazz compositions. Gnat’s Landing 7 p.m. FREE! www.gnatslanding.net TJ MIMBS Melodramatic pop in the vein of Dave Matthews. Go Bar 10 p.m. www.myspace.com/gobar IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz Jr. mashes up highenergy electro and rock. The Library 9 p.m.–2 a.m. $5, FREE! (ladies until 10:30 p.m.). email@example.com VALENTINE SALSA RED, WHITE AND PINK PARTY Salsa Lessons begin at 9:15 p.m. followed by a mix
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of salsa, merengue and bachata. No partner required! Wear red if you’re taken, white if you’re single, and pink if you don’t care! Or black! Little Kings Shuffle Club Valentine’s Party. 10 p.m. $3. www. myspace.com/littlekingsshuffleclub DAFFODIL Local trio plays fuzzedout, early-’90s sounding heavy rock and roll. F’N HEARTBREAKS Atlanta-based doo-wop pop band. NUCLEAR SPRING Local rock band that has found a happy medium between folk and glam with occasional Kinks-like tendencies. The Melting Point Family Counseling Benefit. 8:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $12 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com* HALF DOZEN BRASS BAND Highly praised local ensemble, and Athens’ only New Orleans-style brass band, claims Rebirth, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Youngblood Brass Band as influences. New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. $10, $8 (adv.). www.newearthmusichall.com DARK MEAT Last show ever! See story on p. 19. JUDI CHICAGO Atlanta’s performance-spectacle duo Judi Chicago plays a greased-up, grimy and dancey electrofunk freakpop, often replete with booty shorts or other equally revealing outfits. See Record Review on p. 20. The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 THE UNFORGIVEN Expect bluesy tunes from this Atlanta-based fourpiece. Rye Bar 10 p.m. www.myspace.com/ryebarathens DOCTOR SQUID Jangly, frenetic rock and roll at its best when emphasizing its British Invasion sounds. GROOVE TANGENT Debut performance! They will be playing covers from artists including Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Jet. MAC N CHZ These Southern rockers do originals and classic covers with their own unique spin. VANILLIN Local funk rock group performing newly written songs and a couple of covers. Terrapin Beer Co. 5 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com CLAP FOR DAYLIGHT Melodic alternative rock from Decatur, GA. WUGA 91.7 FM 4 p.m. www.wuga.org “IT’S FRIDAY!” Lionz and Steve Key will perform on the local radio station’s weekly program. University Cable Channel 15 will also broadcast the show. See Lionz Record Review on p. 20.
Saturday 13 283 Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-208-1283 VALENTINE BOOTY JAM WITH MP3J VINAL Richard Vinal brings the absolute jams to the party tonight. Captain of the infamous barn parties a few years back, Vinal knows how to get the dance floor crackin’. 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $22.50 (adv.) www.40watt.com ALEX BAND Former singer/songwriter of The Calling.
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Alibi 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-1010 SOUTHERN SOUL Lively rock, funk and new covers plus originals.
The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door). www. meltingpointathens.com* FRANCINE REED Known to most of the world as Lyle Lovett’s duet partner and backup vocalist, this Chicago-born singer also has collaborated with Marvin Taylor, Willie Nelson and Delbert McClinton. Now based out of Atlanta, Reed continues the soul-blues tradition of Carla Thomas, Irma Thomas and Etta James.
Allen’s Bar & Grill 9:30 p.m. FREE! www.allensbarandgrill. com GRANNY’S GIN Augusta, GA jam band with lots of funky psychedelic sounds.
New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. www.newearthmusichall.com DJ EU Puerto Rican DJ currently based in Atlanta. DJ Eu blends Latin, Tropical, Reggaeton, party breaks and house into unique mash-ups.
Buffalo’s Southwest Café 7 p.m. $10. 706-354-6655 DAVID PRINCE This Athens staple and one-time member of The Jesters plays your favorite soul, rock and R&B oldies.
The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. $5. 706-546-0840 DWIGHT WILSON AND THE CLASSIC CITY SOUL AKA Grains of Sand. Expect two sets of Motown rhythm and blues!
B-LIMINAL Positive grooves combining reggae, surf and a little bit of rock. SISTER HAZEL Radio-friendly mid’90s college “alternatives” from Florida, known for chart-topping hits like “All For You.” C’mon down all you hazelnuts!
Caledonia Lounge $5 (21+), $7 (18+), FREE! (ladies until Midnight). www.caledonialounge. com R&B NIGHT FOR THE LADIES Featuring the smooth sounds of Me.Lee, Dead Fresh Ent., Dii Jai and D. Hudson. Aww, yeah. Club Chrome 9 p.m. $7, $5 (w/ UGA student ID). 706-543-9009 HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Fans of Southern rock icons like Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers will love Holman Autry Band’s rowdy rock and roll. Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com FREE TICKET Southern rock with a psychedelic twist. DREW KOHL Original singer/songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music. MASTERS OF PERSIAN MUSIC Experimental folk band with infusions of Southern rock. Flicker Theatre & Bar 8 p.m. $10. www.myspace.com/ flickerbar ZOMBIE PROM Dress up in your zombie best for a party that will bring you back from the dead! Featuring live music by Zombie Halo (AKA Hola Halo), Animals That Will Kill Yer Ass and DJ B.R.A.I.N.Z. There will be face painting, a photobooth and more! Gnat’s Landing 7 p.m. FREE! www.gnatslanding.net TONGUE AND GROOVE The acoustic quartet of Henry Williams, Don Henderson, Jason Peckham and Amy Moon plays lively covers and originals. Go Bar “WUOG Valentines Dance.” 10 p.m. www.myspace.com/gobar IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz Jr. mashes up highenergy electro and rock. LA CHANSONS Dancey electropop duo from Atlanta featuring a former Athenian, two keyboards, a laptop and female vocals. Little Kings Shuffle Club 11:30 p.m. FREE! www.myspace.com/ littlekingsshuffleclub DJ MAHOGANY AND THE KING Freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B, and a whole lotta unexpected faves as DJ Mahogany dips into his bag of goodies from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Tag-teaming tonight with DJ Brian King.
The Rialto Room 8 p.m. $20 (21+). www.therialtoroom. com. RANDALL BRAMBLETT Longtime Athenian Randall Bramblett will perform his blend of funky, soulful Southern Americana. This show will preview Barmblett’s upcoming new release The Meantime. See Calendar Pick on this page. Tasty World Uptown “A Valentine for Haiti.” 9 p.m. $5. www. myspace.com/tastyworlduptown LULLWATER This local rock band offers high energy and solid melodies that pull from both alternative music and acoustic folk. MAMA’S LOVE Young, funky jam band from right here in Athens. The band’s slogan says it all: “bringin’ it back to the roots while goin’ beyond the bounds.” SUMILAN Local progressive jam rockers.
Terrapin Beer Co. 5 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com HARP UNSTRUNG Alternative rock with a funky, jam-band twist. Lush harmony vocals and guitar-driven songs that will invite you to the dance floor.
Sunday 14 Farm 255 9 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com RAND LINES TRIO Rand Lines and fellow trio members, drummer Carlton Owens and bassist Dennis Baraw, play modern and original jazz compositions. The Melting Point 7 p.m. $7. www.meltingpointathens. com LESLIE HELPERT Local singer-songwriter covers the songs of Billie Holiday in this special tribute performance. She’ll be accompanied by Chris Enghauser on bass, Kevin Hyde on trombone and keys, Marlon Patton on drums and Trey Wright on guitar. Sky City Lounge & Bulldog Cafe 706-380-7699 KARAOKE (468 North Ave.) Old School Social Sundays begin! Square One Fish Co. Noon-3 p.m. FREE! www.squareonefishco.com SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH Rotating jazz artists play Sunday afternoons.
Monday 15 Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.–midnight. FREE! www.myspace. com/flickerbar KENOSHA KID One of Athens’ most prized and inventive jazz ensembles continues its Monday night residency at Flicker, rehearsing new material
for an upcoming release. Expect visual treats on the projection screen and inspiring work from guitarist Dan Nettles, bassist Neal Fountain and drummer Marlon Patton. Rye Bar 9 p.m. www.myspace.com/ryebarathens OPEN MIC SERIES Every Monday, six separate acts have the opportunity to impress the judges based on vocals, performance and songwriting.
Tuesday 16 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $16 (adv.). www.40watt.com AS TALL AS LIONS Moody, ambient indie rock from Long Island, NY. CAGE THE ELEPHANT Having recently relocated to London, England, this Kentucky-bred band blends American and British alt rock. MORNING TELEPORTATION Portland-based ensemble with punchy vocals and a dancey, psychedelic vibe. WINSTON AUDIO These favorite gentlemen from Atlanta perform guitar-driven alternative rock that’s epic and cinematic. Alibi 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-1010 KARAOKE With the singing cowboy. Buffalo’s Southwest Café 6–10 p.m. $5 (includes lessons). 706354-6655 DINE & DANCE NIGHT Beginners’ and advanced dance lessons every Tuesday from 6–7 p.m. followed by open dance until 10 p.m. Tonight features swing dancing. Gnat’s Landing 7 p.m. FREE! www.gnatslanding.net THE DEACON BRANDON REEVES This resonator-bass-drums three-
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Randall Bramblett The Rialto Room Local legend Randall Bramblett has done a little of just about everything during his musical career. He has played in such bands as Sea Level and Traffic, been the go-to saxophone guy for Widespread Panic and played many a keyboard for bands like Vigilantes of Love and Gov’t Mule. It’s quite an impressive résumé, but possibly even more impressive is Bramblett’s dedication to his own solo work. A jazz and blues man at heart, Bramblett’s albums go straight to the soul with lyrics that are deeper than the Mississippi is wide. His gravelly voice plays counterpoint to the funky jam grooves he bangs out from behind his keyboard. But on his latest work, The Meantime, Bramblett is leaning towards a more subtle route, dropping a little of the “big band” sound and focusing on more strippeddown substance. The self-produced record, officially out Mar. 9 on Blue Ceiling Records, finds Bramblett back on the organ and piano, playing some of his earliest compositions alongside new material. He brought along a host of guest musicians like Steve Dancz, Betsy Franck and Tom Ryan to help out on strings, vocals and a few instrumental flourishes. In order to give his new album a good launch, Bramblett is playing a release party at the acoustically suitable Rialto Room on Saturday. He’ll be on piano, joined by Gerry Hansen on drums, Chris Enghauser on standup bass and a few very special friends dropping by to lend a hand on vocals, horns and strings. Hotel Indigo is offering a special package for the night that includes a room, two tickets to the show (you must be 21 or older to attend), and an autographed copy of the CD for $149. It’s a pretty solid deal for the Valentine’s Day weekend. So, grab your sweetheart and get ready to see a great show from one of the best songwriters around. You’ll love it. [Jordan Stepp]
piece from Atlanta churns out upbeat yet bluesy tunes. Go Bar 10 p.m. www.myspace.com/gobar CEDRO DANADO New experimental music from Georgia. DIVIDED LIKE A SAINT’S Local envelope-pushing rock band. MOTHER EARTH Psychedelic rock. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. www.myspace.com/littlekingsshuffleclub PUNK ROCK NIGHT Featuring a mix of punk rock bands and DJ-led dance parties. The Melting Point 7 p.m. $3 (18+). www.meltingpointathens.com THE MUDFLAPJACKS This local band performs old-time country and bluegrass jams. Part of the weekly Terrapin Bluegrass Series. New Earth Music Hall P.O.S.I.T.I.V.E. Benefit. 9 p.m. www. newearthmusichall.com ZION-I Oakland hip-hop duo of Amplive and MC Zion provide organic, inspiring rhymes and original, layered grooves. No Where Bar 10 p.m. $2. 706-546-4742 FREE LUNCH TRIO Local band consisting of three guys and a passion for music. Jazzy, funky rock with grunge roots. Rye Bar 10 p.m. www.myspace.com/ryebarathens NEMO No info available. Tasty World Uptown 9 p.m. $3. www.myspace.com/tastyworlduptown FUTUREBIRDS Local folk-rock collective with a tattered, raspy edge. This show is part of the band’s continuing residency at Tasty World, with shows every other Tuesday until Mardi Gras. HOLY LIARS This local four-piece tends toward blue-collar rock, not unlike a more polished early Uncle Tupelo or the cow-punkier moments of Social Distortion.
Wednesday 17 40 Watt Club “Girls Rock Camp Benefit.” 8 p.m. $5 (adv.). www.40watt.com CREEPY These five local ladies weave haunting harmonies and vitriolic cries over lush psychedelic sounds. INCENDIARIES Local indie-prog outfit featuring ex-Cinemechanica bassist and Shitty Candy member Erica Strout. THE ORKIDS Local electropop group guaranteed to get you dancing. ALLISON WEISS Heartfelt singer/ songwriter with quirky charm, sharp pop sensibilities and an avid online following. Her album, Allison Weiss Was Right All Along, is out now! Alibi 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-1010 HIP-HOP JAMBOREE A DJ spins all your favorite hip-hop jams every Wednesday. Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www.caledonialounge.com ELSINORE Alternative pop band from Champaign, IL with soaring, super melodic vocals and bouncy guitars that have a very British feel, like a guitar-driven Keane. SOAPBAR Local group plays shaggy, diverse alt-rock informed by its lo-fi and folk peers.
SPRING TIGERS Taking cues from bands like XTC and Blur, local band Spring Tigers offers up angular pop rock. Their debut EP is out now! WE LANDED ON THE MOON Catchy, danceable rock fronted by female vocals and driven by synth. Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com GABRIEL KELLEY Gabriel Kelley Zorbanos (ex-Gabriel Young) plays heartfelt acoustic folk music informed by rustic country and Appalachian sounds. Flicker Theatre & Bar 11:30 p.m. FREE! www.myspace.com/ flickerbar SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Featuring solo acoustic performances by local musicians: Phillip Westmoreland, Joe Orr, Coy King, Lee Markey and Mr. Guppyfin. Go Bar 10 p.m. www.myspace.com/gobar BANG UTOT Featuring a fresh lineup and a sound that has only been described as “styrofoam music” as opposed to “paper cup music,” which is what the band used to be. EUREKA CALIFORNIA Local indie band influenced by American indie that sounds like British indie influenced by American indie. CD Release show. LA SNACKS Tuneful indie rock. TRANSMOGRAPHY Abstract rhythms and instrumental freak-outs. WEREWOLVES Lo-fi rock with bright, bouncy flourishes.
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ART Call for Artists (Call for location) Seeking artists/musicians/ citizens to participate in Phoenix Rising, a commemorative art quilt celebrating the Georgia Theatre, to be auctioned off on behalf of the theatre. No sewing required. Deadline is Apr. 30. 706-540-2712, www. MamaInTheMoon.blogspot.com Call for Artists (Athens Area Habitat for Humanity) “Home Is Where the Heart Is,” an annual art auction benefitting the Women Build Program of Athens Area Habitat for Humanity, is seeking submissions for its Feb. 18 event. 706-208-1001, email@example.com Call for Artists Seeking submissions of experimental, digital media, film, performance and sound art for “6X6,” a media arts event curated by Young, Foxy & Free’s Michael Lachowski. Work must be able to be projected digitally, performed or played via sound system. http://hexadic.blogspot.com, michaellachowski.com
AUDITIONS Charlotte’s Web (UGA Fine Arts Building) Find a place for yourself in Rose of Athens’ theatrical production of E.B. White’s classic, Charlotte’s Web. Prepare a 1–2 minute monologue and call to schedule an appointment. Feb. 24, 7–9 p.m. 706-340-9181
CLASSES 12 Weeks to Total Wellness (St. Mary’s Wellness Center) St. Mary’s registered dietitians offer a
new health and wellness program with a focus on nutrition. Thursdays, 3–4 p.m. $100/program, $10/class. 706-389-3355 Abrakadoodle Art Classes (Rocksprings Neighborhood Center) With the holiday season at its close, it’s time for many households to redecorate their refrigerators. Junior artists are invited to create unique masterpieces in various media. Fee covers four sessions and all materials. For kids ages 3–5 years. Feb. 16, 1–2 p.m. $20. 706-613-3603, www.accleisureservices.com Acting for Film Workshop (106 West Performing Arts Venue, Winder) Open to ages 16 & up. No acting experience necessary. Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m. $95 (adults), $65 (students). 770-868-1977, firstname.lastname@example.org Adult Martial Arts (American Black Belt Academy) New classes for a new you. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 a.m.–noon. 706-549-1671, www. athensjiujitsu.com Aikido Classes (Classic Martial Arts Club) Aikido is a Japanese martial art that uses throws and joint-locks to control an opponent. Trial classes are FREE! Mondays & Thursdays, 7 p.m. 706-353-3616, www.classic-mac.com Athens Area Weight Loss Challenge (Call for location) Personal wellness coach Rodney A. Gallagher challenges you to get healthy in his 12-week nonprofit course about nutrition and exercise. Call to register! Begins Feb. 25, $40. 706-354-1652 Back Care Yoga (Mind Body Institute) Fight chronic back pain with yoga! Call to register. 706-4757329, www.armc.org/mbi Basics of Drawing (Fringe Collective Artistic Studios) Sign up for four weeks of drawing
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classes! Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–noon or Saturdays, 2–4 p.m. $20/session (plus a one-time supply fee of $20). 706-540-2712, moonmama61@ aol.com Beginning & Intermediate Wheel Throwing (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) Potter Maria Dondero instructs this class for beginning and advanced students. Feb. 17–Mar. 24, 6–8 p.m. $140. 706-769-4565, www.ocaf.com Beginning Bellydance for Fitness (YWCO) Have fun and exercise at the same time with this incredible dance form. Tuesdays, noon–1 p.m. Wednesdays, 6–7 p.m. 706-354-7880, email@example.com Body, Mind & Spirit (Body, Mind & Spirit Ministries) Offering a range of self-improvement and spiritual classes and workshops. Full schedule online. 706-351-6024, www. bodymindandspiritofathens.com Bookmaking Workshop (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) Instructor Dave Smiley helps participants construct book covers, hone their signature stitching and explore uses for various scraps and jewelry in bookmaking. For students with previous bookmaking experience. Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. $35. 706-769-4565 Chen Style Taijiquan (Floorspace) Effortless power. Authentic Chinese martial lineage. Register for ongoing instruction. Sundays and Mondays, 706-6143342, firstname.lastname@example.org Classical Pilates (StudiO) Private instruction and group classes offered daily! Schedule online. 678-596-2956, www.studioin athens.com Clay Classes (Good Dirt) Weekly “Try Clay” class every Friday from 7–9 p.m. and “Family Try Clay” every Sunday from 2–4 p.m. ($20/
Mia Merlin’s paintings are on display at the ACC Library’s Top of the Stairs Gallery through February. person). 706-355-3161, www.good dirt.net Computer Class (Oconee County Library) Tech Tips: Learn how Amazon.com can improve (or complicate…) your life. Feb. 15, 7–7:45 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 Computer Class (Oconee County Library) Introduction to PowerPoint. Learn how to make a digital slideshow. Call to register. Feb. 12 & 18, 3–4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 Computer Classes (ACC Library, Educational Technology Center) Introduction to Word. Call to register. Feb. 25, 10–11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 Computer Workshop (Madison County Library) Four-part series on using a computer. Pre-registration required. Tuesdays, 2-3 p.m. & 7–8 p.m., Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 Couples Trapeze Workshop (Canopy Studio) An intro to partner aerial dance on the trapeze. No experience necessary. Registration required. Feb. 14, 2–3:30 p.m. $40/ couple. 706-549-8501 Creative Kids (Blue Tin Art Studio) Help your little artist grow this February! Fee includes materials. Call to register. Tuesdays, 3:30–4:30 p.m. $75. 404-556-6884, www.blue tinstudio.com Eastern Religions and Philosophy (Rubber Soul Yoga Revolution Studio) Learn the core values and historical markers of Eastern philosophies and religions in this meditative course with instructor Kai Riedl. Sundays, 5:30–6:45 p.m. $5 (suggested donation). www.rubbersoulyoga.com Ecstatic Dance (Vastu School of Yoga) The Athens Kirtan Collective hosts an evening of meditation through dance and movement. Fridays, 7–9 p.m. 561-723-6172, email@example.com Encaustics Workshop (Blue Tin Studio, Studio C, 393 N. Finley Street) Learn step-by-step techniques for painting with beeswax. Feb. 13, 9:30–noon. $40 (includes materials). 404-556-6884, www. bluetinstudio.com Family Yoga (Mind Body Institute) Offering instruction for kids in grades K–5 when accompanied by an adult. Sundays, through Feb. 21, 3–4 p.m. $50/5 classes. 706-4757329, www.armc.org/mbi Fly Tying (Sandy Creek Park, Conference Room) A weekend course in the art of fly tying should prepare you with the basics of tying fly fishing lures. Call to register!
Feb. 13 & 14, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. $30. 706-613-3631 “Fooling Around with Form” (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) Poet and essayist Dana Wildsmith leads this poetry workshop which encourages writers to explore fixed forms through nonthreatening exercises and prompts. For novices and experienced poets alike. Feb. 13 & 20. $160. 706769-4565, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. danawildsmith.com Genealogy 101: The Basics (Oconee County Library) Learn how to begin your family history research! Registration required. Feb. 11, 4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706769-3950 Genealogy 102: Census Records Online (Oconee County Library) Research family history online using Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online. Genealogy 101 is a prerequisite for this class. Call to register. Feb. 23, 3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 Gentle Yoga (St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church) Bring your own mat or towel and wear loose clothing. Julie Horne, instructor. Tuesdays, 5:30–7 p.m. $9/class. 706-354-1996 HeritageQuest Online (ACC Library) Librarian Laura Carter will walk you through the online research tool and teach you how to use it to trace your family roots. Feb. 20, 2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 Introduction to Life Drawing (Fringe Collective Artistic Studios) Classes for those 18 and up. Reserve a space. Sundays, 2–4 p.m. 706-540-2727 Jewelry and Metals (Blue Tin Art Studio) Meet once a week in February. Call to register. Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. $75 (includes materials). 404-556-6884, www.bluetinstudio.com Kids Yoga (Vastu School of Yoga) Children derive enormous benefits from many easy and fun poses. Tuesdays, 5:30–6:15 p.m. 561-7236172, email@example.com Kids’ Art Classes (Oglethorpe County Library) Free afterschool art classes through Mar. 1! Space is limited; call to save your spot. Mondays, 3:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-743-8817 Laugh-a-Yoga (Mind Body Institute) Laugh your stress away. Feb. 19, 5:30–6:30 p.m. $5. 706475-7329, firstname.lastname@example.org Life Drawing Open Studio (Fringe Collective Artistic Studios) Bring any supplies/equipment that
you may require. Ages 18 and up. Call to reserve a space. Thursdays, 6–8:15 p.m. 706-540-2727 Mama-Baby Yoga (Mind Body Institute) For mamas and their babies. Six weeks old to crawlers. Every Wednesday. 10:30 a.m. $60/6 classes. 706-475-7329, mbi email@example.com Meditation (Vastu School of Yoga, Chase Park Warehouse) Begin every day with relaxing meditation. 6–7 a.m. FREE! 561-723-6172, vastu firstname.lastname@example.org Meditative Yoga (YWCO) Easy Meditative Yoga for Every Body. Drop-ins welcome. Mondays and Thursdays, noon; Wednesdays, 7 p.m. $7 (non-members). 706-3547880, www.iriseabove.com Money Matters (ACC Library) “The Importance of Managing Your Credit Score” will teach you how to obtain and evaluate your credit report and score, while “Introduction to Investing” offers some direction as to how to wisely invest your money. No registration necessary. Feb. 24, 7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 Nature Photography Class (Sandy Creek Park) Can’t tell a purple martin from a yellow warbler in your camera phone picture gallery? Learn how to do it right with this class led by nature photographer Rodney Hayhurst. Call to register. Feb. 27, 1–3 p.m. $5. 706-6133631, www.accleisureservices.com Pet CPR (Memorial Park) Learn how to help your pets in case of a medical emergency. For ages 13 and up. Call to register! Feb. 10, 6–8 p.m. $30. 706-613-3580 Pilates Classes (Balance Pilates and Wellness Studio) Offering highinstruction in Pilates and overall health. Mat and apparatus classes available! Full information about lessons online. 706-546-1061, www. balancepilatesathens.com Postpartum Yoga (Full Bloom Center) An 8-week class focusing on reconnecting with yourself following the transformation into motherhood. Begins Mar. 6. Saturdays, 2–3:15 p.m. $90. 706-353-3373, www. fullbloomparent.com Prenatal Yoga (Sangha Yoga Studio) Twice a week with instructor Alexa Shea. Tuesdays, noon–1 p.m. Thursdays, 10:30–11:45 a.m. 706613-1143 “Releasing Your Inner Muse” (Athens YMCA) Ananda Dance Co. instructs this one-day workshop on modern dance techniques. 3–5 p.m. $30. www.habibi hafla.eventbrite.com
Running into Yoga (Five Points Yoga) Seasoned runners and walkers are invited to this month-long class which incorporates stretching, breathing and relaxation techniques into your workout. Through Feb. 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays, $120. www. athensfivepointsyoga.com Tae Kwon Do & Jodo Classes (Live Oak Martial Arts, Chase Street Warehouses) For kids and adults, beginner through advanced. Mondays–Thursdays, 3:30-8:30 p.m. 706-548-0077, www.liveoak martialarts.com Tech Tips: Podcasting (ACC Library) Learn how to record and edit your own Podcast and share it with the world! Feb. 23, 7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 Teen Yoga (Vastu School of Yoga) Thursdays, 6–7 p.m. 561-723-6172, email@example.com Winter Classes (Sangha Yoga Studio, Healing Arts Center) Now registering for Bootycamp, Egyptian Bellydancing, Pilates and various yoga methods to suit your lifestyle. See full schedule online! 706-6131143, www.healingartscenter.com Yoga and Tai Chi Classes (Athens Wellness Cooperative) For beginners through experienced. See full calendar online. $14/drop-in, $60/6 classes, $108/12 classes. www.wellnesscooperative.com Yoga Classes (Om Town Yoga, 190 Park Avenue) Lyengar-certified Yoga instruction for balance, strength, flexibility and stamina. Mondays, 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m. $10/drop-in. www.athens omtownyoga.com Yoga for Healthy Backs (Vastu School of Yoga) If you are one of the millions of people suffering from back pain, yoga may bring you some relief. Call to register. 561-7236172, firstname.lastname@example.org Yoga Fusion for Dancers (Athens YMCA) Ananda Dance Co. instructs this one-day workshop. Feb. 13, 1–2 p.m. $15. www.habibi hafla.eventbrite.com
Yoga XL for the Larger Body (Vastu School of Yoga) Plus-size yoga adapts the traditional postures to accomodate your curves. Thursdays, 4:30–5 p.m. 561-7236172, email@example.com Yoga, Tai Chi and Mindfulness Classes (Mind Body Institute) Experienced and highly educated instructors offer a wide variety of basic and specialty classes throughout the day. 706475-7329, www.armc.org/mbi Yoshukai Karate (AKF Itto Martial Arts) Learn Yoshukai Karate, a traditional hard Okinawan style. www. athensyk.com Zumba (Lay Park) A one-of-a-kind fitness program fusing Latin rhythms and simple steps. Mondays, 6–7 p.m. $6. 706-613-3596 Zumba at the Garden (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves comprise this dynamic fitness program. Wednesdays, through Feb. 24. 5:30–6:30 p.m. $10/class, $60/session. www.uga.edu/botgarden
HELP OUT! Become a Boybutante Sponsor The Boybutante AIDS Foundation, Inc., which has helped to fund AIDS Athens for 20 years, is seeking sponsorship for the 21st annual Ball this April. Read about their mission and find a sponsorship packet online. www.boybutante.org Become a Mentor (Boys and Girls Clubs of Athens) Volunteer one hour per week to make a difference in the life of a child. Training provided. 706-546-4910, mentor@ athensbgca.com, www.fflife.net Bike Recycling Program (Chase Street Warehouses) Join BikeAthens volunteers as they clean and repair donated bicycles for local service agencies. Bike repair skills a plus, but not necessary. Sunday, 2–4:30 p.m. Monday & Wednesday, 6–8:30 p.m. www.bikeathens.com
ART AROUND TOWN ACC Library (Upstairs) Floral photography by Kathy Berry. Through February. (Top of the Stairs Gallery) Paintings by Mia Merlin. Through February. Athens Academy (Myers Gallery) The Art Teachers Invitational Show features the work of over 20 local teachers. Through Feb. 12. ATHICA (160 Tracy Street) “Nurture,” an exhibit featuring video and photography by Amy Jenkins, explores the intimate, yet universal, issues of parenting and breast-feeding. Through February. Aurum Studio (125 East Clayton St.) Paintings by Christine Shockley-Gholson and John Gholson. Through February. Chappelle Gallery (25 S. Main St., Watkinsville) Original works on paper by Carter McCaffrey through March. Espresso Royale Caffe (297 E. Broad St.) Works created “for the process of exploration and personal expression” by Sarah Pattison. Through Feb. 18. Five Star Day Café (229 E. Broad St.) Photographs by A.A. Hart. Through Feb. 14. Flicker Theatre & Bar (263 W. Washington St.) Photography by Janet Geddis. Proceeds benefit Avid Bookshop, coming soon to a neighborhood near you. Through February. Highwire Lounge (254 W. Clayton St.) Mixed media portraits by Christopher DeDe Giddens. Through February. Jittery Joe’s Eastside (1860 Barnett Shoals Road) Cartoonish monsters spring to life in paintings by Dan Smith. Through April. Just Pho…and More (1063 Baxter St.) Work by Richard “Ole” Olsen. Through Mar. 15. Lamar Dodd School of Art (Gallery 307) “@ LAST,” an exhibit featuring ceramic sculpture by Arthur Gonzalez. Through Feb. 19. (Room S371) An exhibit of paintings featuring everyday objects and domestic articles by artist Blake Shirley. Through
Call for Volunteers Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa is seeking volunteers to assist with an upcoming arts event. volunteerscraftstrava firstname.lastname@example.org Donations Needed (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) OCAF seeks new or used items for its annual Thrift Sale Fundraiser. Drop off items from 2–7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturdays at Rocket Hall. Through Mar. 7. 706-7694565, email@example.com Foster an Animal Victim of Domestic Violence (Various Locations) Ahimsa House needs foster homes to shelter pets from abusive situations. 404-496-4038 ext. 713, firstname.lastname@example.org “Foster Care Workshop Recruitment in Motion” (First AME Church) Learn how you can help one of over 100 children in Clarke, Oconee and Greene counties searching for a temporary or permanent home. Feb. 16, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 706-227-7904 Shoes for Haiti Soles4Souls is now accepting shoes and monetary donations for earthquake victims in Haiti. Drop-off location is the Masada Leather and Outdoor store at 238 E. Clayton St. downtown. 706546-5014, www.soles4souls.org Soccer Coaches Needed The ACC Department of Leisure Services is currently seeking volunteer coaches. 706-613-3871, www.acc leisureservices.com
KIDSTUFF Children’s Clay Workshop (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) Construct Easter gifts from clay in this unique workshop for kids ages 10 and up. Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $35. 706-769-4565, www. ocaf.com Fantastic Fridays (Bishop Park) Obstacle courses and other activities in an unstructured environment. Drop in any time. Ages 10 months–4
Feb. 10. (Gallery 101) “Suzani: Uzbek Treasures in Thread,” featuring selected embroideries from the Charlene Page Kaufman Memorial Textile Collection and work by Lamar Dodd’s Fabric Design students. Through Mar. 4. Reception Feb. 11. (Gallery 307) “Translucent Fusions,” an exhibit featuring transfer collages on wood by Kathy Prescott. Through May 7. Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (434 S. Main Street, Madison) John Wayne, Teddy Roosevelt, Annie Oakley, the Wicked Witch of the West and Superman are among the 23 Andy Warhol silkscreen portraits on display. Through Apr. 2. Mercury Art Works (Hotel Indigo, 500 College Ave.) Vibrantly colorful figurative oil paintings by John Ahee. Through March. Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (34 School Street, Watkinsville) “Heart & Soul: A Celebration of Black History Month” showcases the work of eight black artists sharing their history and experiences. Through Feb. 20. State Botanical Garden of Georgia (2450 S. Milledge) Larger-than-life blooms emerge in Jamie Kirkell’s silk batik fabric art. Through February. UGA Tate Center (UGA Campus) “Love Makes a Family,” a photography exhibit featuring portraits, testimonials and quotes from the LGBT community. Through Feb. 26. Reception Feb. 22. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens (780 Timothy Road) “What I saw then,” an exhibit featuring James Ponsoldt’s photography of North America and Europe. Through February. Visionary Growth Gallery (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Danielsville) “Our Way the Only Way,” an exhibit featuring new works by UGA sculpture professor Jim Buonaccorsi and painter David Barron. Through Mar. 12. White Tiger Gourmet Food & Chocolates (217 Hiawasee Ave.) New paintings by Jeremy Hughes re-present familiar images from popular culture, the Internet and various other media. Through February. Reception Feb. 12.
years. Fridays, 9 a.m.–noon. $12/ day. 706-613-3589 Parent/Child Workshop (ACC Library, Storyroom) For children ages 1–3 and their caregivers. Inperson registration is required. Open to first-time participants. 10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 Spring Break Art Break (Lyndon House Arts Center) Children ages 6-12 will enjoy art activities, including art exploration with a guest artist and the creation of their own artwork. Apr. 9 & 11. $50 (materials included), scholarships available. 706-613-3623, www.acc leisureservices.com. Yoga Sprouts (Memorial Park) Fun, playful yoga for kids ages 2 and up. Now registering! Call for information on sessions, fees and scholarships. Tuesdays. 706-353-3373 Youth Soccer (Bishop Park) Now registering for ages 4–12. Season runs Mar. 27–May 15. All games played at Southeast Clarke Park. $42–$63 (scholarships available). Register: 706-613-3871, www.acc leisureservices.com
SUPPORT Domestic Violence Support Group (Call for location) Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and group at 6:30 p.m. Call the Project Safe hotline: 706-543-3331. Second and fourth Thursday of the month in Clarke County. First and third Thursday of the month in Madison County. 6–8 p.m. Double Trouble (Clarke County Courthouse, 3rd Floor) Support group for those in the community with a dual diagnosis of mental health and chemical dependency issues. Peer chaired Mondays and Thursdays. 5:30 p.m. FREE! double email@example.com Emotional Abuse Support Group (Call for location) Demeaning behavior and hateful words can be just as harmful as punches. Childcare is provided. Call the Project Safe hotline: 706-5433331. Wednesdays, 6:30–8 p.m. Emotions Anonymous (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Informal and supportive 12step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Sundays, 4–5 p.m. 706-202-7463, www.emotionsanonymous.org Nar Anon Family Meeting (Call for location) Meet every Thursday to learn about drug addiction and to speak with others whose lives are affected by it. No dues, no fees. 7 p.m. FREE! 770-725-5719 Overeaters Anonymous (Various Locations) 12-step meetings for compulsive eating disorders. All ages and sizes welcome. Mondays, 5:30 p.m. at Nuçi’s Space. Thursdays, 7 p.m. at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. at Princeton United Methodist Church. FREE! 706-552-3194 Survivors of Suicide (Nuçi’s Space) Open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Meets every third Wednesday. 5:30 p.m. 706227-1515, firstname.lastname@example.org
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reality check Matters Of The Heart And Loins My ex-girlfriend and I have been emailing each other back and forth for the last couple of months. It’s been kind of nice because I still miss her. We dated a couple of years ago, long distance, after we met when she was visiting the city where I lived for a month. We were together for a year, visited back and forth, and I think we were headed toward something serious and long-term until I blew it and freaked out and ended it because I was young/stupid/insecure/thought I could find somebody else. There’s been talk of me going over to visit her again. She’s announced her plan to visit my city with her girlfriend this spring and look for work here. Our emails have changed considerably of late. For one thing, the evil side of her, the banshee that appeared around the time I dumped her, is gone. Now there’s lots of flirting again, her telling me about her strange dreams where we’re making out in public. I haven’t told her how much I’ve missed her or that I have been thinking about her constantly lately. I did make a lot of stupid jokes, but that’s what I do when I am uncomfortable. She knows that. Time passed. She emailed some photos of her vacation for no reason. I think I sent her a picture of a cocktail menu. I’d go to bed to her emails. She’d wake up with mine. And then last Monday morning when I got to work I got an email from her asking if I was still up and how my weekend had been. I replied that it had been crappy— that I had stayed in, that I was bored and lonely. And then she told me. She gave me her list that weekend: Pilates, drinks with friends, blah blah blah, followed the next day with lunch, a hookup with a hot guy whom she had met months ago but that she thought had no interest in her until… well, until she saw and f@#*ed him over the weekend. She made sure to tell me, also, how much they had in common, and that they had plans for the following weekend. I replied with a half-hearted congratulations and then said I had to get to work. She wrote me again later to tell me more, and then nothing. We went from several messages a day to nothing. So, needless to say, I feel like shit. And I assume that this whole thing, this backand-forth, was just a setup so she could rip my heart out. Is she crazy? Still angry? Or is this all my fault because I shouldn’t have gotten back in touch with her? Puzzled and Pissed Either she is crazy and this was all a setup to hurt you the way you hurt her, or she actually was lonely and contemplating giving you another shot until she met this new guy. It doesn’t really matter either way because she’s off the menu now, so you need to get your ass
to another restaurant. No more texts, no more emails. And if she tries to get in touch with you again in a couple of months, blow her off. You’ll never find somebody else if you don’t move on. So, I screwed up. Girl A and I were together for a few months. It started out casually, but as things got hotter and heavier, we actually got pretty close. Thing was, I had to go to school in another city. It was going to be short, and it was only a few hours away, and we agreed to just take it easy until I got back. So, the weekend before I left, we went out and had a great time, and went back to her place. Things progressed as usual, we had a great time, and she passed out. I couldn’t sleep, so I went outside to smoke a cigarette. I got locked out, so I walked back to my own apartment (a block away). When I got to my door, my neighbor (Girl B) opened her door. My neighbor is totally hot, and I had wanted her for a really long time before A and I were together. So, my neighbor asks me to come in for a beer since I am leaving in the morning, and I do and she totally jumps me. We go to her room, making out, clothes start flying, and then I stop. I tell her that I can’t because I really like A, etc., etc. She was disappointed but she didn’t really seem mad. The next day, I talk to A and she asks why I left. I told her. I did not tell her about Girl B. I left for school without seeing her again, but we were OK. Then we both got busy with stuff and we didn’t talk as much. I have been gone for three months now, and I am about to go back. I am hoping to get things going again. My question is: What, if anything, do I say about Girl B? I am afraid that if I tell her the truth she will think I left her house to go hook up with my neighbor. I am also afraid that the situation will be weird if she sees that neighbor when she comes to see me, assuming that we do get back together. A little help? Not Normally an Asshole
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As much as I know this is going to bring a shitstorm from outraged readers, I have to say keep your mouth shut. You really like her, and you weren’t exclusive when you made out with your neighbor, but you did stop yourself before the point of no return. Considering how unlikely you were to get caught, I think you did pretty well. There is nothing to gain from telling her and everything to lose. You don’t even know where you stand as it is, since you haven’t seen each other or talked much. If I were you, I would work on getting her back and moving forward. Jyl Inov Got a question for Jyl? Submit your anonymous inquiry via the Reality Check button at www.flagpole.com.
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1 & 2BR apts. All electric. Lg. backyds., carports, close to 5 Pts. Eastside apts also avail. Pet friendly. Rent ranging from $550–$575/mo. (706) 4240770. 1BR apt. for $475/mo. 2BR apt. starting at $700/mo. 3BR apt starting at $1000/mo. All close to campus! Howard Properties (706) 546-0300. 2BR/2BA on College Station. Huge apartment, FP, deck, lots of closets, DW, W/D, CHAC. Avail. now. Pets OK. $575/mo. (706) 369-2908. 2BR/1BA Apts avail. 125 Honeysuckle Lane off Broad St. across from King Ave. On busline. GRFA welcomed. Water & trash incl. Central location. Lease, deposit, references req’d. $450/mo. (706) 227-6000 or (706) 461-2349. 3 B R / 2 . 5 B A t o w n h o m e o ff Riverbend. Tons of space! Finished basement, front porch & back deck. Pool & tennis community. Only $900/mo. Aaron (706) 207-2957.
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1BR/1BA. All electric. Nice apt. Water provided. On busline. Single preferred. Avail. now! (706) 543-4271. ARMC/Normaltown Area. Only $400/mo.! 1BR/1BA. Next door to hospital & Navy School. 1 mi. to Dwntn. Avail. immediately or pre–lease for Fall. (706) 7882152 or email thomas2785@ aol.com. Artist studio/garden cottage. Very private, quiet, lovely setting. Dwntn Watkinsville, walk 1 block to Jittery Joe’s. Great restaurants, music on the lawn, lg. open main rm. w/ great windows. 2BR/1BA, screen porch, 1200 sq. ft. Professional/ grad student. N/S, no candles, pets neg. $740/mo. incl. water & all appl. Avail. now! Pls. call (706) 769-0205 evening, (706) 207-5175. Lv. msg. Available January. Spacious 2BR Dwntn apts. 3 blocks from N. campus. Out of bar scene. Close to everything. Call George (706) 340-0987. College Station 2BR/2BA. All appls + W/D, FP, xtra closet space, water/garbage incl. $575/mo. Call & ask about rent discount! Owner/Agent (706) 340-2450. Downtown Apartments. 4BR/2BA. Fully updated. New kitchen. W/D, Deck. Won’t last long, rents fast! Call Stacy at (706) 425-4048. Downtown Apar tment. Spacious 1BR/1BA in University Tower, cor ner of Broad & Lumpkin. Great view. $750/mo. Call (706) 255-3743.
Downtown 1BR/1BA F l a t . $ 4 6 5 / m o . Wa t e r, gas, trash p/u incl., fitness room, on–site laundry. Text “Columns” to 41513. www. joinermanagement.com. Joiner Management (706) 353-6868. Eastside. 2BR apt. $550 + dep. W/D hookup, gas heat. Avail. now! Call (706) 540-1265. FTX Apartments. Campus & busline within half a block. Near Milledge Ave. 2BR units. Pre–lease for Fall 2010. These units are always 100% leased so act now for low rental rates. Call Stacy at (706) 4254048 or (706) 296-1863. In 5 Pts. 815 S. Milledge. Stained glass windows, beautiful stained wood floors/ walls/ceilings. Gas heat/electric air, FPs, heavy insulation, skylights, electric security, storage rm., W/D conn. No pets. Non–smoking. Studio $523/mo, 1BR $523/mo., 2BR $682–$792/ mo., Stone cottage efficiency $482/mo. (706) 546-1716. Walk to 5 Pts. On busline, next to Lake Herrick & dog park. 2BR/2.5BA, W/D, DW, FP, outside private terrace, pool. Lots of parking! Walk to campus, oversized BRs & closets. Quiet, convenient. Pets OK. $675/mo. Call (706) 338-9018. Westside condos. 2BR/2BA, $600/mo. Eastside quadraplex 2BR/2BA, $525/ mo. 2 B R / 1 B A , $490/mo. Eastside duplex 2BR/1BA, FP, $490/mo.3BR/2BA, FP, $650/mo., corner lot. Call McWaters Realty, (706) 549-3222, (706) 353-2700 or cell (706) 540-1529.
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Commercial Property 195 Park Ave. $750/mo.3 lg. offices, common area w/ kitchen. Currently used as wellness center. Great location, great n’hood. Contact or ca l l t od ay ( 70 6) 548 9797, boulevardp roperty management.com. Athens Executive Suites. Offices avail. in historic Dwntn bldg. w/ on–site parking. All utils., Internet, & janitorial incl. Single or multiple offices avail. Call Stacy (706) 425-4048 or (706) 296-1863. Amazing Office Spaces for lease above Dwntn Five Guys restaurant. Sign a 1 Year Lease and Receive the 1st Month Free or 1 2 % o ff ! ! Call Reign at Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty (706) 372-4166, or (706) 543-4000. Athens Executive Suites. Offices avail. in historic Dwntn bldg. w/ on–site parking. All utils., Internet, & janitorial incl. Single or multiple offices avail. Call Stacy (706) 425-4048 or (706) 296-1863.
Dwntn Restaurant avail. now for lease. Kitchen equip w/ walk–in cooler & vent hood. Located at 275 E. Clayton St. For more info. or to schedule a showing pls call Mary at Parker & Associates (706) 546-0600 or email mary@ parkerandassociates.com.
Eastside Offices 1060 Gaines School Rd. Rent: 1200 sq. ft. $1200/mo. 450 sq. ft. $600/mo. 170 sq. ft. $375/ mo. (706) 546-1615 or www. athenstownproperties.com. Historic Downtown Building. 3200 sq. ft. Ample onsite parking. Office/Commercial. Contact Stacy (706) 425-4048. Leathers Building. Retail/ Office/Commercial. 1100 sq. ft. Front & rear entrance. $1400/ mo. All inclusive. Call Stacy at (706) 425-4048. Paint Artist Studios Historic Boulevard Area Artist Community 160 Tracy St. Rent: 400 sq. ft. $200/mo. 300 sq. ft. $150/mo. (706) 546-1615 or www.athenstownproperties.com. Retail Suites for lease at Homewood Village. 1K–12,500 sq. ft. avail. For more info call Bryan Austin at (706) 353-1039 or visit www. sumnerproperties.net. Retail Suites for lease at Homewood Village. 1K–12,500 sq. ft. avail. For more info call Bryan Austin at (706) 353-1039 or visit www. sumnerproperties.net.
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Duplexes For Rent 1 duplex apt. suitable for 1 person or a couple. Avail. now on Oconee Street near Dwntn. Converted 1890s house, big porch, & backyard, all appls, some furnishings, pet friendly. 1BR/1BA & in excellent condition. $499/mo. Call Drew at (706) 202-2712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Winterville. 2BR/1BA. FP, DW, range, Fridge, Upgrades: kitchen & bath. CHAC, lg. yd. $595/mo, $400/dep. (706) 742-8884.
2BR/1.5BA. Jolly Lane in Sleepy Hollow Subdivision. Near UGA, Memorial Park & Birchmore Trail. W/D, DW, CHAC, FP. Avail now. $650/mo. Call April (706) 549-5006, go to www. athenscondosales.com. 2BR/1.5BA East Athens Duplex. Fresh paint, W/D, DW, range, fridge, trash & yard service incl. Pets OK. Avail. now! $550/mo. Call Mike toll free (877) 740-1514.
Houses for Rent $1150/mo. Affordable 5BR/3BA. 10 yr. young modular house. Walk to UGA/Dwntn. Bands OK. CHAC, W/D, DW. Avail. now, 6/1, or 8/1. Drive by 229 S. Poplar. Email email@example.com. $350–$2500/mo. 1BR, 2BR, 3BR, 4BR, & 5BR. Awesome walk & bike to campus & town! Pre–leasing for Fall! Many historical houses w/ lg. rms, high ceilings, big windows, HWflrs, old–world char m, moder n amenities. Porches, & yds. Pet friendly. These go fast! Email for list: firstname.lastname@example.org. $950/mo. 3BR/2BA house in country. 9 mi. from Dwntn. W/D hookup, DW, FP. Call (706) 540-8461. $850/mo. Blocks from campus. 3 extra lg. BRs, 1.5BA. 12’ ceilings, HWflrs., W/D, CHAC. Avail. now. 127 Elizabeth St. Owner/Agent. Call Mike (706) 207-7400. 110 Whitehall Road, 2BR/1BA w/ lg. extra room. New Paint, HWflrs., HVAC, Pets OK w/ dep. $750/mo. Sec. dep. req’d. Dorian (706) 340-7136. 1BR cottage avail. Blvd area. Close to Dwntn/UGA. W/D, clawfoot tub, water incl., NS. $475/mo. Avail. 3/1. Call (706) 353-6888. 1080 Oglethorpe Ave. City busline. Upscale 2-3BR/1BA. Patio, lg. laundry. Great local/ condition. Lawn maintenance possible. 1st mo. utilities paid. Short term OK. $750-$850/mo. (706) 353-0708. 2BR duplexes starting at $450/ mo. Pls. call (706) 549-6070.
2BR/1BA. Kitchen appls., lg. covered deck, HWflrs, CHAV, fenced–in yd. W/D hook–ups, 1/3 mi. to Mama’s Boy & 1 mi. to campus. $850/mo. Pets OK! Call (706) 207-1216. 2BR/2BA on 22 ac., 35 mins from Athens. Trails, creek, fish pond. Artist designed sunny house. CHAC, W/D, free well water. Neighbors organic farm. Pets welcome. Ogelthorpe Co. Avail. immediately or 8/1. $700/mo. Call Rose (706) 540-5979. 2BR/1BA “A”frame on Freeman Dr. Huge loft, CHAC, total electric. Move-in now, rest of mo. free. $525/mo. No pets. (706) 202-0147. 2BR/1BA. Avail. now! $550/mo. CHAC, W/D. 235 Glenhaven Ave. Pets welcome. Call Lance (706) 714-4603. 2BR/1BA countr y cottage off Danielsville Rd. on 3 ac. Move-in now, rest of mo. free. $500/mo. (706) 202-0147. 3BR/2BA. Preleasing. CHAC, W/D, DW, fenced yd., sec. sys., close to Dwntn & UGA. $825/mo. Call/text (706) 714-4486, email email@example.com.
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Cute cottage in the country. 15 min. to UGA & Athens. 1BR/1BR. All appls. Laundry hookups. $485/mo. Call (706) 788-2988 or (706) 540-8029. First month free! 2–3BRs in quiet setting, off the beaten path. Sec. sys. incl. W/D, D W, p r i v. d e c k . M e n t i o n this ad & pay no pet fee! ( 7 0 6 ) 5 4 8 - 2 5 2 2 , w w w. dovetailmanagement.com. Forest Heights. 260 Robinhood Ct. 3BR/2BA Newly Renovated, W/D, secluded, $1K. (706) 296-1200. G re a t h o m e s w i t h hardwood floors! 4930 Mars Hill Rd. Oconee Co. 3BR/2BA, $895/mo. 597 Dearing B St. off Milledge. 4BR/2BA, $1295/ mo. 5 9 7 D e a r i n g A St.. 2BR/1BA, $650/mo. 1264 Hull Rd. 2BR/1BA & sunroom. $625/ mo. (706) 546-7946, Flowersnancy@bellsouth. net. See virtual tours www. nancyflowers.com.
Newly renovated 4BR/3BA for rent in ARMC area. W/D, DW, CHAC, screen porch, game room, off–street parking. $1200/ mo. Call Vicki at (706) 540-7113 to set up a tour. Northside 2BR/1BA, lg. lot, $600/mo. Hospital area 2BR/1BA, carport, fenced–in yard, $700/mo. Eastside 3BR/2BA. Lg. yd., on dead–end street. $950/mo. 4BR/2BA w/ lg. yd. $1200/mo. 2 or 3BR/1BA w/ screened front porch, $700/ mo. Cedar Creek 4BR/2BA $950/mo. Oconee County 3BR/2BA. Lv. rm. w/ FP, din. rm., double garage, $975/mo. Call McWaters Realty, (706) 549-3222, (706) 353-2700, (706) 540-1529. New 5BR/4BA house in Dwntn for summer lease. Avail. April 1st. Also preleasing 4BR/2BA townhome in 5 Pts. (706) 2969546. www.cityblock.biz. Preleasing for fall. 1, 2 & 3BR houses. Close to campus & Dwntn. Call (706) 255-0066. Pristine Five Points Cottage. 1 block to 5 Pts. Walk/bike everywhere! 2BR/1BA. HWflrs, HVAC, FP, sunroom, fenced yd., http://fivepointsrental. tripod.com. $1100/mo. Avail. 6/15. (706) 338-7364. Recently renovated in–town. 3BR/1BA. HVAC, W/D, all HWflrs, alarm. Walk to Kroger, library, movies, Post Office, drugstore, shopping. Cats OK. (706) 248-7100, lv. msg. Unique 3BR/2BA, custom–built, tiled BA’s, new appls, HWflrs, lg. fenced yd., gardens, on river, everything close, no pets. 625 Rivermont Rd. $1200/mo. Call (706) 850-6323.
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220 Bentwood. $149,900. 3BR/2BA in Winterville. Motivated Sellers! Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty, www. ReignSold.com, (706) 543-4000, (706) 372-4166. Call Reign! 370 Cleveland. $97K. Pulaski Heights. 1BR/1BA. Call Reign at Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty! (706) 543-4000, (706) 3724166, visit www.ReignSold.com. 708 Aycock. Lexington, Ga. $178,500. 3BR/2BA on 15+ acre Horse Farm. Call Reign at Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty (706) 543-4000, (706) 372-4166, visit www. ReignSold.com. A close–in cabin in the woods. 3BR/2BA. Open living, dining, kitchen. $900/mo. NS. Call Rose (706) 255-0472. Perfect for students. 4BR/2BA. Fenced yard, near busline, park & shopping. $124,900. Call Rose (706) 255-0472 or see www.rosepetalshomes.com.
2BR/1BA in 5 Pts. Great for Grad Students. Close to campus. W/D, DW, CHAC, Pets OK. Avail. 8/1. $700/mo. (706) 396-2908.
$285/mo (negotiable). 4BR/2BA. Utils not incl. Riverbend Club, furnished, full amenities, parking, 3 roommates, on bus route. Contact John Roberson JJROB114@gmail.com. (404) 513-3498.
Dumbo rats. Make great pets! Males $5, Females $6. Not feeder rats! Pls. call Todd (706) 540-6734.
3BR/2.5BA. 1 mi. to UGA. $1200/mo. 1 yr. old house. Open floor plan, microwave, DW, W/D conn. Avail. now and pre–leasing for summer 2010. (706) 410-6122. Amazing renovated 5BR/3BA. 1/2 mi. from campus. 2 lv. rms., 2 kitchens, big BRs, huge deck, plenty of parking. DW, W/D, CHAC. Pets OK. Avail. 8/1. $2100/mo. (706) 369-2908. Excellent renovated 4BR/3BA. 1/2 mi. to campus. Lots of character! Big rms. New kitchen, DW, W/D, CHAC. Pets OK. Avail. 8/1. $1650/mo. Call (706) 369-2908. Five Points Fall Rentals. 1, 2, 3, 4 bedroom Houses & Apts. See at www.bondrealestate.org. Herbert Bond Realty, Owner/ Broker. (706) 224-8002. Great 4BR/4BA house. 1/2 mi. from campus.Front porch, back deck, nice yd., DW, W/D, CHAC. Pets OK. Avail. 8/1. Special! $1500/mo. (706) 369-2908. Gigantic 5BR/3BA condo. End of Lumpkin St. 2500 sq. ft. 2 lv. rms, huge laundry rm., din. rm., FP, big deck. DW, W/D, CHAC. Pets OK. Avail. 8/1. $1500/mo. (706) 369-2908.
Sublet in 5 Pts. area. 1BR/1BA flat. Near 5Pts w/ parking. Sublet. Near from the UGA campus & Dwntn. All inclusive UGA & Athens bus line. W/D. Move–in ready for Spring semester. Sign new lease! $575/mo. rent + utils. Pls. contact at (954) 243-6217.
For Sale Furniture Beautiful glass, round pedestal table. 4 high back fully upholstered chairs. $195. Call (706) 296-6634. Beautiful glass, round pedestal table. 4 high back fully upholstered chairs. $195. Call (706) 296-6634. New 5 piece cherry BR set, $399. Clean Pillowtop mattress set, $170. (706) 612-8004. Pillowtop Queen Mattress set. Never used. Still in factory plastic. $260. Full size mattress set. Never used. Still in factory plastic. $160. (706) 769-1959. Delivery avail.
Grad student/young professional. 3BR/1BA. Quiet family n’hood. HWflrs. Separate garage/workshop. Huge fenced dog pen. Avail. 8/1. $750/mo. Call (706) 369-2908.
Tables, chairs, sofas, antiques, clothes, records & players, retro goods, & more! Cool, affordable furniture every day. Go to Agora! Your favorite everything store! 260 W. Clayton St., (706) 316-0130.
$300/mo. & 1/3 utils. Ready for move-in now. 3BR/2BA. Home is furnished & has W/D, DW, HVAC, gym. Deck. 10 mins from Dwntn. Off street parking. (706) 201-3878. Look! M/F for 3BR/2BA. W/D, DW, FP, deck, fenced yds., garage. Cool roommates. Avail. Feb. 20. $325/mo.+ utils. 10 min drive to Dwntn. (352) 215-0056. Relisted! Roommate needed ASAP for house off Pulaski St. Screened porch, W/D. Only a 10 min. walk from Dwntn. Only $250/mo. (706) 548-9744. Save on rent. 1–7 SWM/SWF roommates wanted. 2BR duplex off Tallassee. $480/mo. + dep. + utils. (706) 206-9835.
Rooms for Rent Private room, private BA. Kitchen privileges. No pets/ no smoking. $375/mo., utils incl. Avail 3/1. Call (706) 296-6634.
Bobcat T300 Track Loader. Cab–heat–air, 81 Hp, 1870 hrs., Good condition! Rock bottom price $4500. Contact email@example.com, (678) 609-1528.
Come to Betty for vintage quilted Chanel bags. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! On the corner of Pulaski & Clayton, next to Agora. Open 1pm–4pm daily. (706) 424-0566. Valentine’s Sales EventAntique Furniture Sale As much as 40% off furnishings! O rd e r y o u r Va l e n t i n e s Flowers, Cakes & Gift Baskets today for pick up or delivery! Weekend A’Fair at Charmar. Antiques, Home Interiors, Art, Collectables, Flowers, Plants & Baked Goods! Market 790 Gaines School Rd. (706) 850-5945 Wed–Sat, 10am–5pm & Sun 1am–5pm.
TV and Video Get Dish. Free Installation. $19.99/mo. HBO & Showtime Free. Over 50 HD channels F re e . L o w e s t p r i c e s . N o equipment to buy. Call now for full details (877) 238-8413 (AAN CAN).
Music Equipment 1996 Les Paul Studio, ebony finish, case incl. $495. Fender Blues Jr. amp. USA made. Excellent condition. $375. Call (770) 778-5077. Barely used! 1 yr. old Yamaha portable grand piano. DGX, YPG-635 w/ accompaniment module. Weighted 88 keys. Stand incl. $500. (860) 9300005, or (706) 201-2935. Gibson Explorer, black w/ black pick guard. Like new, case included. $850. Call Scott at (706) 207-5117.
Instruction Athens School of Music. Instruction in Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Voice, Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, & more. From beginner to expert. Instrument repairs avail. (706) 543-5800. Athens Piano School. Premium Piano Lessons Guaranteed. All ages & levels w e l c o m e f ro m b e g i n n e r s to advanced. Discounts for families & UGA students. Visit www.AthensPianoSchool.com or call (706) 549-0707.
Music Services A Sharp Turn. Athens hot new jazz trio available for private parties, weddings, & any event seeking tight, straight–ahead jazz standards. Affordable rates! Contact (706) 461-1794. Fret Shop. Professional guitar repairs & modifications, setups, electronics, precision fretwork. Previous clients incl. R.E.M., Widespread Panic, Cracker, Bob Mould, John Berry, Abbey Road Live!, Squat. (706) 549-1567. G u i t a r R e p a i r , setups, electronics & fretwork by 20 yr. pro. Thousands of previous clients. Proceeds help benefit N u ç i ’s S p a c e . Contact Jeff (404) 643-9772 or www. AthensGuitar.com for details. ➤ continued on next page
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Musicians Wanted Guitarist, Bassist, Keyboardist, & Vocalist needed for a new Catholic music ministr y coming to Athens. Contact CatholicBand@ gmail.com for more info. PT touring band (average 2 wknds/mo.) looking for lighting designer. Own equipment a +. Send email to info@ abbeyroadlive.com.
Pregnant? Considering adoption? Talk w/ caring agency specializing in matching bir thmothers w/ families nationwide. Living expenses paid. Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions. (866) 4136293 (AAN CAN).
Big City Bread Cafe is now taking applications for PT & FT positions. Apply in person at 393 N. Finley St.
Home and Garden Appliance Repair in your home. 30 yrs. experience in kitchen, laundry, & refrigerator appliance repair. Call (770) 867-4928. Backyard Solutions. Get started on your Spring project! Waterfalls, ponds, fences, decks, gazebos, porches, & more! Call Robin for free estimate! (706) 340-4492.
Massage Enjoy a couples massage in a private suite on Valentine’s Day: $120 per couple. Gift cards are also on sale for $40 (1st time clients). Go to www. revolutionarymassage for more info.
Experienced servers w/ anytime availability needed. Apply at Red Lobster at 1956 W. Broad St. FT Administrative Assistant. Local company needs an office assistant. Must be highly organized & work well w/ others. Salary & Benefits. Resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sales Reps needed! Looking for confident, self motivated, well spoken people. Starting out at $8/hr. + commission. Experience necessary. Call Kris (770) 560-5653. Weak people need not apply! The Adsmith is currently seeking a highly motivated Front–End Web Developer to join its award–winning web creative team. Visit theadsmith.com for more details. UberPrints.com is looking for FT customer service reps & production artists! Excellent work environment. Located near Dwntn Athens. To learn more about our openings & to apply, please visit www. uberprints.com/jobs.
29 People Wanted. Get paid $$ for pounds & inches. You will lose in 30 days! (800) 2078915, www.u2canlose.com. Bartenders in demand. No experience necessary. Make up to $300 per shift. PT, day, evening, night shifts avail. Training, placement, certification provided. Call (877) 879-9153 (AAN CAN). Bulldawg Pizza. Now hiring experienced delivery drivers for wkend shifts. Call (706) 3553294. 2026 S. Milledge Ave. $$Apply today$$. Become an information gatherer. No selling, nothing to buy, set your own hrs. Call (678) 851-6565 for more info. Does your daughter have symptoms of bulimia nervosa? Has your daughter injured herself on purpose? Researchers at the University of Georgia Psychology Clinic are conducting a treatment study for teens w/ symptoms of bulimia nervosa & deliberate self harm. Open to teenage girls age 16–18. Receive $300 upon completion of study! For more info, pls email the Eating, Drinking, & Personality Research lab at the University of Georgia at email@example.com, or call (706) 542-3827. Earn extra income assembling CD cases from home. No experience necessary. Call our live operators now. (800) 405-7619 ext. 2450. http:// www.easywork-greatpay.com (AAN CAN).
Earn $40! UGA researchers looking for F age 18 & older who purge at least twice/mo. to participate in a 1–visit research s t u d y. C o n t a c t b n s t u d y @ uga.edu. Free Advice! We’ll help you choose a program or degree to get your career & your life on track. Call Collegebound Network Today! (877) 892-2642 (AAN CAN). Female Ar tists wanted for an exhibition about women's beauty & body issues. If interested please submit work to thebeautyproject@ yahoo.com. High School diploma! Fast, affordable & accredited. Free brochure. Call now! (800) 532-6546 ext. 97. Go to http:// www.continentalacademy.com (AAN CAN). Now hiring! Companies desperately need employees t o a s s e m b l e p ro d u c t s a t home. No selling, any hours. $500/wk. potential. Info at (985) 646-1700 dept. GA–3058. Two Bee Birth Services is looking for mature, reliable, & knowledgeable doulas to round out our team of professionals. We are currently accepting applications for Birth & Postpartum/Antepartum Doulas. Please visit www. twobeebirthservices.com for more info. Two openings w/ Marketing Firm. Career Opportunity. No exp. req’d, will train. Flexible hrs. Call (706) 202-8551.
Part-time Mystery shoppers earn up to $100/day. Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail & dining establishments. No exp. req’d. (800) 743-8535.
2008 Polaris Razor 800 RZR. 4X4 Long Travel custom cage & exhaust. Price $3800. I have 180 pics mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. (678) 828-5814. For Sale. 2007 250 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle. Black w/ red flames. Like new, only 14 mi. Reduced $2K firm. Call (706) 788-3160.
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Athens’ Only Sushi Express • 706-546-5662
Now Delivering (To East Side and Campus, $10 minimum)
Appetizer Edamame ..........................................................................................$2.25 Boiled green soybeans with a touch of salt Seaweed Salad ................................................................................$2.50 Seasoned seaweed Harumaki (4pcs) ...............................................................................$2.95 Fried vegetable spring roll Chicken Katsu ..................................................................................$3.75 Deep fried breaded chicken cutlet Tempura ............................................................................................$4.95 Batter-fried shrimp and vegetables Gyoza ................................................................................................$4.75 Fried dumplings (contains meat) Sunomono* ......................................................................................$4.50 Inoko special vinegar sauce with vegetables and three items of seafood: Shrimp/Crabstick/Mackerel/Scallops/Octopus Fried Calamari ..................................................................................$4.75 Crispy breaded fried calamari with ponzu and spicy mayo sauce Noodles Served with steamed rice or fried rice or two pieces of Inari Sushi (For Dine-in only!) Tempura Udon ..................................................................................$6.50 Japanese udon noodle with tempura fried shrimp and veggies in a special broth Niku Udon .........................................................................................$6.50 Japanese udon noodle with steak in a special broth Entrees All entrees include Japanese Onion/Miso soup, side salad, steamed or fried rice and your choice of 2 sauces: yellow, teriyaki, ginger, hot sauce or Fukuhara** Shrimp Tempura ...............................................................................$6.95 Batter-fried shrimp served with tempura sauce
Vegetable Tempura ..........................................................................$5.95 Batter-fried veggies served with tempura sauce Mixed Tempura .................................................................................$6.95 Batter-fried shrimp and veggies served with tempura sauce Chicken Katsu ..................................................................................$6.75 Deep fried breaded chicken cutlet served with our house made katsu sauce Yasai Itame .......................................................................................$4.50 Assorted grilled veggies cooked in ginger sauce Hawaiian Chicken ............................................................................$6.50 Chicken and pineapples cooked in teriyaki sauce Grilled Shrimp ..................................................................................$7.95 Grilled shrimp cooked in soy sauce *Ribeye Steak ..................................................................................$7.25 *Ribeye and Chicken ......................................................................$8.75 *Ribeye and Shrimp ........................................................................$8.95 *Nigiri Sushi Served with onion/miso soup *Fresh Salmon $1.25 Mackerel *Squid $1.25 *White Tuna *Surf Clam $1.00 * Yellow Tail Crab Stick $1.00 Smoked Salmon *Smelt Roe $1.25 Octopus *Tuna $1.25 *Unagi *Shiromi $1.25 Boiled Shrimp Inari (2 pcs.) $1.00 *Scallop with smelt roe *Shrimp with smelt roe $1.25
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Special Maki Sushi Served with onion/miso soup *Ichi Roll ............................................................................................$5.95 Tempura shrimp, unagi and mayo with tuna and eel sauce *Widespread Roll ..............................................................................$5.50 Fried zucchini and masago with tuna and eel sauce on top *Raging Bull Roll ...............................................................................$5.95 Tempura shrimp and cucumber with special spicy tuna, crunch and masago on top *Snake Skin Roll ................................................................................$6.75 Spicy tuna, avocado and crunch with unagi on top *Red and White Roll ..........................................................................$5.75 Seaweed salad, cucumber, crabstick, chili sauce and crunch with tuna and white tuna on top *Green Dragon Roll ............................................................................$5.95 Unagi, tuna, cucumber, crabstick with seaweed salad and mayo on top Green Goddess Roll ...........................................................................$4.95 Lettuce, cucumber, avocado and tempura tofu *Pink Lady Roll ....................................................................................$5.95 Cream cheese, avocado, cucumber, shrimp with smelt roe and tempura crunch with boiled shrimp, spicy mayo and eel sauce on top
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*Red Sun Roll ......................................................................................$5.75 Shrimp with smelt roe, cucumber, tempura crunch and chili sauce with fresh salmon and tobiko on top *Spider Roll .........................................................................................$6.95 Tempura soft shell crab, smelt roe, cucumber and avocado *Fried California Roll ............................................................................$5.25 Breaded fried California roll *Yum Yum Roll .......................................................................................$6.25 Tuna, cream cheese and hot sauce tempura fried *Fried Bagel Roll ...................................................................................$6.25 Breaded fried Bagel roll *Sunshine Roll .......................................................................................$7.95 Tuna, salmon, cream cheese, avocado and cucumber, tempura fried Maki Sushi Served with onion/miso soup Cucumber Roll ........................................................................................$2.25 Thinly sliced cucumber Avocado Roll ...........................................................................................$2.50 Fresh avocado *Tuna Roll ................................................................................................$2.75 Fresh tuna *Spicy Tuna Roll ......................................................................................$2.75 Fresh tuna and hot sauce California Roll ..........................................................................................$3.25 Crab stick, cucumber and avocado *Salmon Roll ............................................................................................$3.50 Fresh salmon and cucumber *Crazy Horse Roll ....................................................................................$3.75 Crab stick, cucumber, avocado and smelt roe *Shrimp Roll .............................................................................................$3.75 Boiled shrimp, smelt roe and mayo Eel Roll ......................................................................................................$3.95 Unagi, cucumber and seet eel sauce *Yellow Tail Roll ........................................................................................$3.75 Fresh yellow tail *Bulldog Roll ............................................................................................$3.95 Tempura fried fish, avocado and smelt roe with eel sauce on top *Dynamite Roll .........................................................................................$3.95 Spicy fresh tuna and yellow tail Crunch Roll ...............................................................................................$3.95 Boiled shrimp, cucumber, tempura crunch and Japanese mayo *Tempura Roll ...........................................................................................$4.50 Fried shrimp, smelt roe and avocado Bagel Roll ..................................................................................................$4.75 Smoked salmon, cream cheese and avocado
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Eat. Drink. Listen Closely. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 Terrapin Tuesday Bluegrass Series featuring
2 TERRAPIN PINTS ALL NIGHT!
THE SILVERBIRD DUO Tickets $3
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10
RACHEL FARLEY Tickets $5
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11
THE BIG DADDY’S Tickets $7
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Family Counseling Benefit Mardi Gras Athens featuring
THE HALF DOZEN BRASS BAND Tickets $8 adv.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 A Very Special Valentine’s Eve featuring
FRANCINE REED AND JAVA MONKEY Packages include overnight stay, show tickets and dinner. Available by calling 706-549-7020
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14
TRIBUTE TO BILLIE HOLIDAY
featuring LESLIE HELPERT Music 7-10pm • Special Sweethearts Tapas Menu • Tickets $7 adv. • $10 at the door
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Terrapin Tuesday Bluegrass Series featuring
2 TERRAPIN PINTS ALL NIGHT!
THE MUDFLAPJACKS Tickets $3
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18
THE MOSIER BROTHERS FEATURING DAVID BLACKMON Tickets $7 adv. • $10 at the door
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19
ABBEY ROAD LIVE! Tickets $10 adv. • $12 at the door
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20
Evening of Latin Jazz, Salsa and Afro-Caribbean Jazz featuring
Tickets $8 adv. • $10 at the door
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25
BROCK BUTLER (of PERPETUAL GROOVE) Tickets $8 adv. • $10 at the door
COMING SOON 2/23 - HIGH STRUNG BAND 2/27 - DIRK HOWELL BAND 3/2 - JOHNNY ROQUEMORE AND THE APOSTLES OF BLUEGRASS 3/5 - THE HIGHBALLS 3/6 - PRITCHETT BROTHERS, SONS OF SAILORS, MIKE DEKLE
LOCATED ON THE GROUNDS OF
3/7 - KATE MORRISSEY, CAROLINE AIKEN, REBECCA LOEBE, ROBBY HECHT 3/12 - HOLMAN AUTRY BAND 3/13 - ANDY McKEE 3/17 - St. Patrick’s Day Celebration featuring SHORT ROAD HOME, GREEN FLAG 3/18 - THE GEORGIA SATELLITES 3/19 - ANDY CARLSON BAND 3/26 - THE RATTLERS 4/9 - KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS 4/29 - LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III 4/30 - STEWART AND WINFIELD
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