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The Occupy Athens protesters are sticking to their post at the Broad Street Arch.
River advocate and former Flagpole City Editor Ben Emanuel is enlarging the scope of his riparian concerns by taking a new job with American Rivers in Atlanta. American Rivers is a conservation organization, based in Washington, DC, that stands up for healthy rivers. Ben has been directing the Oconee Rivers Project of the Altamaha Riverkeeper and has also been working for the Georgia River Network, based in Athens. With American Rivers, Ben will be associate director for water supply and will initially be working on a project in the upper Flint River basin to help utilities become more efficient, thus lessening their impact on the river. Ben brought added focus to the Oconee and its tributaries at the time of the Trail Creek spill here last year. His determination to get into river protection was spurred by an article he wrote for Flagpole in October, 2007, about the effects of the drought and Bear Creek Reservoir on the Middle Oconee River. Ben and his wife Jessica Sterling have a wide circle of interests and friendships in Athens, and their moving to Atlanta will leave a void. Fortunately, they’ll be nearby with strong ties here. Ben’s job begins Nov. 1, but they won’t move to Atlanta until the first of the year. Ben stresses that his work on the Oconee has taught him that it “takes a village” to look after a river, and that whoever replaces him will need the same kinds of cooperation that have benefitted Ben’s work here.
Rally Focuses on Jobs [Journalism prof Leara Rhodes filed this report.] One hundred people marched from the Neighborhood Health Center on College Avenue to the Athens-Clarke County Courthouse on Saturday, Oct. 8. The Grand Marshal was elder leader Mrs. Evelyn C. Neely, known in the community as the “Mayor of East Athens,” preceded by two aspiring community leaders, Clarke Central High School students and sisters, senior Timberly Rittenberry and freshman Timesha Rittenberry. Marchers included trailblazers and veterans of the Civil Rights era. The Commemorative March and Rally was formed by the Athens Community Agenda and the Metro Athens Growth (MAG) Federation with the theme, “True to the American Creed… Work Works!” The rally emphasized forming solidarity on concerns affecting the community: jobs, education, living wage, housing and health. Speakers included State Representative Keith Heard, who addressed redistricting and the absence of an economic development plan as a hindrance to job growth; Janice Mathis, president of Rainbow Push Coalition, One Athens 6th Co-Convener and Founder of MAG, who encouraged creating jobs as the focus of MAG; Dr. Diane Dunstan, pediatrician, who addressed the community’s health issues; Dr. Tawana Maddox, who explained the Work Ready Certification Program at Athens Tech; John Clark, attorney and NAACP official from Elbert County, who addressed issues of voting and voter registration; and the Rev. A.R. Killian of St. Mark AME Church, who closed the rally with prayer. The rally also promoted the jobs summit to be held Nov. 18 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. To register for the summit, go to www.magfederation.org. [Leara Rhodes]
Poetry Abounds Seaborn Jones is originally from Macon but has been in San Francisco a long time. He’s won lots of awards, and he reads his offbeat, frequently humorous poems in a mesmerizingly pleasing Southern accent that’s half the show. “Many people have poetry confused with somebody just writing things that are sentimental, when actually poetry is very gutsy,” he says. One line that I have is, ‘my tongue is a switchblade snake.’ That’s not sentimental, greeting-card verse.” Hear him Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Healing Arts Centre, 834 Prince Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Also, the UGA Creative Writing Program presents its VOX Reading Series in a doubleheader—7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at Avid Bookshop San Francisco poet D.A. Powell reads. The next night at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Ciné, VOX presents authors Dorothea Lasky, Travis Nichols and Monica Fambrough, reading from their work. (Travis, you know, used to write for Flagpole, BITD.) Pete McCommons email@example.com
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city dope Athens News and Views Redistricting Redux, Again: The committee From the World of Responsible Journalism: recently appointed by Mayor Nancy Denson In a development that’s even more depressto address questions of how minority voting ing—and for the opposite reason—than it influence in Athens-Clarke County is affected purports to be, the national news media last by the county’s two commission “superdisweek picked up the “bizarre” story of the ACC tricts” hasn’t yet begun meeting, but it will be Commission’s consideration of whether to something to keep an eye on when it does. include public art in the construction budget Whatever findings the committee comes up of its enormous new jail. Or rather, a semiwith will be presented to the mayor and comaccurate version of the story whose sole purmission, and if they include recommendations pose was to point out what a travesty it is for that any actions be taken, the M&C will have communities to allocate fiscal resources to art. to vote on whether to pass them along to Those hippies in the spaced-out commune the local legislative delegation, since alteraof Athens, GA are at it again, and this time tions to the ACC charter must be approved they’re totally out of control! Somehow, those at the state level. Sounds simple, right? But Denson says she will also pass the committee’s recommendations along to the delegation—for “information” purposes—regardless of what the commission decides to do. Without ascribing any motives to Denson, who has repeatedly said she has no preference as to whether the superdistricts are kept or eliminated, this could put the commissioners in a tricky situation. They had Is Occupy Wall Street working? Is Occupy Athens? As long as we’re talking no input on the appointabout it, the answer is “yes.” See Miscellany on p. 9 for more information. ment of the committee, despite the fact that they’ll be asked to endorse its findings—or not. At whackjob peaceniks Nancy Denson and Kathy least one of the committee members, Charlie Hoard have gotten it into their heads that Maddox, is on record as a strong advocate for a civilized society should aspire for its coreliminating superdistricts. If the committee rectional facilities to be something other than goes Maddox’s way, the commissioners will brutalist, medieval structures designed to have to seriously consider whether the results punish fiercely all who gaze upon them. And of its deliberations were predetermined by its Kelly Girtz and Alice Kinman have finally lost composition, and evaluate them accordingly. all their marbles: imagine suggesting that the If the commissioners were then to decline jail is a public building where humans will go! to accept the committee’s recommendations, Reality check, wingnuts: things like art and they would likely have a problem on their compassion and humanity are for societies hands with the delegation. Representative that are soft—and we can’t afford to be soft. Doug McKillip’s recent interest in remapping Only by squeezing those decadent preoccupathe county’s electoral districts, including tions from our collective consciousness like eliminating superdistricts, has been well pus from a cyst can we hope to eradicate the documented, and the commission’s overridevil of government interference with our Goding of a citizen committee’s recommendations given prerogative to eat one another alive. could give him just the cover he needs to take Welcome to our cultural moment, suckers— charge of the process after all. hope you enjoy your stay. This is high-wire politics right here, folks— watch it closely. Dave Marr email@example.com
Paul Broun, Jr.’s Krazy Korner Mic check! The Korner is now occupied. The Occupy Wall Street movement has taken parks and streets across the country to provide a voice for the 99 percent of Americans held in various degrees of economic thrall to the wealthiest 1 percent. This Korner is now occupied for the people. There is something very wrong in the United States. Over the past 30 years, an economic and political elite has commandeered the ship of state and engineered policy which benefits the very wealthy at the expense of everyone else. Corporations and banks now own your government. It is not only Congressman Paul Broun who has done the bidding of the elite; it has been both Republicans and Democrats, Bushes and Clintons, who have presided over this unprecedented flow of wealth and power to the top. The middle class is deteriorating by the day. Nearly everyone is drowning in debt. Nearly one in four American children lives in poverty. Meanwhile, the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans are doing better than ever. Wealth disparity is at levels not seen since the Gilded Age. So, while it’s fun to issue potshots at our particularly elite-serving Congressman, more is needed. Joking is fun, but this is no joke. This is bigger than Broun and his friends in Washington. This isn’t about him. It’s about you. [Matthew Pulver]
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city pages leave it up to you to interpret [the charter]. I don’t believe I’ve violated any provisions of the charter.” He also dismissed contentions by some—including Lowry—that a longtime Leisure Services employee was reassigned for talking too freely with commissioners, or for supporting commissioners’ objections A March reorganization of Athens-Clarke to the long-planned Sandy Creek sewer line. County���s Leisure Services Department has (Commissioners cancelled that sewer line last year out of concerns about water quality and become a focus for criticism by some ACC commissioners and citizens. Despite a provisprawl development, a decision not welcomed by some in management.) sion in the government’s charter specifying that the elected commissioners may “reorgaThat employee “would talk to us directly,” nize, combine, consolidate or discontinue any Lowry told Flagpole. “When they got the opportunity to get back at him, they did. Who department or agency,” the reorganization was undertaken by management without input benefited from that?” But Reddish denied any such payback. “I can tell you without a quesfrom the commission. “They did that whole reorganization, and then told us they had tion, any thought he may have about environdone it,” Commissioner mental issues or sewer Doug Lowry told lines had nothing to do “We have experienced with… how we assign Flagpole. “I would have increased uncertainty and tasks to people,” he told Flagpole. “When we preferred some more reduced staff support.” discussion,” agreed can’t deliver the service, Commissioner Kelly Girtz. then we need to be held accountable for that. But we are delivering The reorganization has brought complaints the service,” he said. “We’re going to assign from the citizens’ boards that oversee Sandy the people we think best… Somebody has Creek Nature Center and the planning for the rail trail from downtown across the North to make a decision, and we have made them Oconee River. within every department.” “We have experienced increased uncerThe reorganization was slated for distainty and reduced staff support” for trail cussion by commissioners at their Monday planning, said a letter from the Rail Trail evening retreat this week, after Flagpole’s Committee to Girtz and fellow Commissioner press time. Also up for discussion: the role of Mike Hamby. “The change in LS staff support ACC’s environmental coordinator, originally will make it far more difficult to move forward conceived as an kind of watchdog within the with the spending of funds to which complex government (a watchdog that, some feel, is regulatory restrictions apply.” being muzzled). Monica Pereira, chair of the Sandy Creek Nature Center board, lamented in a letter to John Huie commissioners the loss of a volunteer coordinator at the Nature Center and the reassignment of knowledgeable staffers of the former Natural Resources Division to “other units with very different purposes and missions.” “And most sadly,” she wrote, “we believe the manner in which the reorganization was carried out has lowered morale for all, and The most controversial issue about ACC’s created in our Board a regrettable sense of new jail plan seems to be whether to include distrust.” ACC manager Alan Reddish told Flagpole the public art in the building’s design—and restructuring of departments “has been a deci- how much to spend for it. “You can spend just as much as you want or as little as you sion that has rested with the manager before want on art,” ACC Manager Alan Reddish told I came here, and it has continued to rest commissioners at last week’s work session. with the manager since I’ve been here… I’ll
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Commissioners earlier agreed to spend up to Affairs Commission (which chooses public art 1 percent of SPLOST project construction budfor county buildings) for budget guidance; ACC spent $150,000 on public art for the Classic gets on art—but for the expensive jail, that Center and $78,000 for the new downtown would be over a half-million dollars. Reddish’s parking deck. “They’ll bring you an appropriate staff has been working with a budget allotpiece of art, or several to choose from, based ment of $250,000, under the assumption that commissioners would not want to spend more upon the budget you give them,” Reddish told than that. the commission. The 790-bed jail could open in 2014, and “I have no intention of spending $250,000 replaces a cheaply built jail dating to the on public art at the jail,” Commissioner Andy 1980s. It will include a Herod said. Other comvisitation room, missioners agreed, but Many people come to the video defended including art in a kitchen for “plating” public areas of the jail— jail who are not criminals, food that is delivered to the facility, and glass perhaps a sculpture at walls and sight lines that the entryway, a hanging Commissioner Kathy enable a single guard to mobile in the lobby or a Hoard pointed out. bas-relief dividing wall. monitor an entire wing of Many people come to the small cells. Typically, half of ACC inmates are awaiting jail who are not criminals, Commissioner Kathy trial—often for drug-related offenses, even Hoard pointed out—visitors, employees, even as officials like ACC Police Chief Jack Lumpkin accused persons who end up being adjudged innocent. have complained that treatment alternatives Mayor Nancy Denson urged a design are few for drug and alcohol abusers or those with mental health problems. that’s “attractive and human-scaled, that doesn’t look like a jail cell from the 1900s.” John Huie Commissioners agreed to ask the ACC Cultural
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Called to Defend Animals Humane Society CEO to Appear at UGA
over a quarter century, Wayne Pacelle has been fighting for those who cannot defend themselves against an onslaught of societal issues: neglect, abuse and starvation that even the most “innocent” among us have helped to spur on. Needless to say, Pacelle is a busy man. But that isn’t stopping Pacelle—who has been serving as the president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States for the past seven years—from visiting the University of Georgia Oct. 19 to bring students and faculty a message that is all too often forgotten amid the hustle and bustle of everyday human life. “People are causing so much cruelty to animals, and it’s not just random acts of cruelty, but also institutionalized forms of cruelty, such as industrialized agriculture,” says Pacelle. “If we can create the problem, we can also turn it around.”
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Wayne Pacelle The main gist of Pacelle’s talk will revolve around his book, The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them. According to Pacelle, the book focuses on the important roles that animals have played in forging our past, and our modern quandary of professing a great love for animals, yet putting them through tremendous grief by exploiting them commercially. While it’s an exciting opportunity for students to hear Pacelle speak on the subject of helping to mitigate this exploitation, it’s just as important to Pacelle to be able to spread his message to those who may one day carry the animal rights banner. Speaking to college students in a Southern town as diverse and open-minded as Athens is an appealing chance for Pacelle to reach out to people who are no older than he was when he first became involved in the animal protection movement. “UGA is an important thought leader in Georgia, and I want to reach the future thought leaders in the state and plant the seeds of animal protection,” Pacelle says.
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Among those planning to hear Pacelle speak are UGA senior Errie Hall and Eric Griffith, a reference librarian at the university who helped coordinate Pacelle’s visit. Both Hall and Griffith are heavily involved members of Speak Out for Species (the latter serving as a faculty advisor), the campus animal rights group that is sponsoring the talk. Both see themselves as doing their part to help precipitate change within the Athens community. “We try to raise awareness for vegetarianism and veganism, and what’s happening in the factory farms, says Hall. “I basically come and volunteer and try to help out wherever I can. We usually do a lot of work at the Humane Society of Athens-Clarke County.” And according to Griffith, Hall’s words regarding the spreading of awareness on a dietary level ring true: students involved in Speak Out for Species have gone so far as to petition UGA to increase the number of vegan food options in its dining halls, thus proving that there is a dedicated group of people in Athens who have the chance to take Pacelle’s words and run with them. “Wayne’s visit to UGA offers a great opportunity to inspire people in our community with a message of compassion and respect for other species, and to encourage people to get engaged actively in animal protection,” Griffith says. “For the students in SOS, it also helps to connect the work that we do locally with the larger national movement to create a more humane world for all animals.” Pacelle is also hoping to connect the issues that animals face nationally with those that can be readily identified in the Athens-Clarke County community. He sees many of the same problems in cities across the nation. “It’s not just euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in our communities or an occasional random act of cruelty,” Pacelle says. “Animal exploitation is all around us—in the food chain, in the cosmetics and household products we buy in the marketplace, at the pet store down the street. There are moral problems all around us, but that means there are moral opportunities around us. If we are serious about stopping animal cruelty, we have to look inward and then focus our attention on driving change in corporate and political institutions in society.” Hall and Griffith are among those who are willing to take extra steps to drive change toward giving animals the respect and the rights they say they deserve as living creatures. According to Pacelle, that’s what the movement is all about. “It’s more about us than them,” he says. “We have all the power in the relationship with animals, and how we handle that power is a test of our humanity.” F. Tyler Elrod Wayne Pacelle will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 in Room 102 of the UGA Miller Learning Center. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. For more information, go to www.uga.edu/sos.
capitol impact Transportation Tax: Yes or No? You would not think that politicians from 159 counties would be able to set aside their personal differences and local biases long enough to agree on a list of expensive road projects, but it seems to have happened. The “regional roundtables” of elected officials from 12 districts around the state have now finalized their lists of highway and transit projects for the 2012 referendums on whether to impose a one-penny sales tax, the T-SPLOST, to pay for the construction work over the next 10 years. “It’s been a joy for me, but I’m glad it’s over with,” said Douglas County Commissioner Tom Worthan, after voting with his colleagues to adopt the project list for Metro Atlanta. The pot of money in each district varies widely, as does the scope of the projects involved. In Metro Atlanta, they propose to spend more than $6.1 billion on transportation projects, with more than half of the money dedicated to bus and rail transit facilities. In districts outside Atlanta such as the Northeast Georgia region that includes Clarke, Barrow, Oglethorpe and Jackson counties; the amount involved is about $630 million, and the money would be spent primarily on road or bridge projects. If the tax is approved by the voters next year, it will represent one of the largest commitments of public funds for infrastructure ever seen in this state. It’s probably the best opportunity Georgians will have to deal with traffic congestion and road improvements. We now spend less money on highways than every other state except Tennessee, but that ranking would change if voters in some or all of the districts passed the T-SPLOST. “We are in the bottom tier of investment,” says Todd Long, planning director of the state Department of Transportation. “This will put us in the top tier.” Now that the political disagreements have been resolved over which projects will be
funded, the hard work begins: convincing voters, in the middle of an economic downturn, to approve a sales tax increase. The date for the tax referendums is now set for July 31, which coincides with the Republican and Democratic primary elections. That choice of dates could be the one hurdle that supporters of the transportation tax are not able to clear. There is already strong opposition developing to the T-SPLOST among Tea Party organizations and other anti-tax groups around the state. Holding the referendum at the same time as a low-turnout primary election in the middle of the summer could possibly make it easier for the anti-tax activists to defeat it. Even if the July 31 date is not changed, business organizations like the Georgia Chamber of Commerce will spend an estimated $6 million to $10 million to urge approval of the tax. “If you move it to November, the prospects for passing it increase by about 1 percent, the data shows,” Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says. “We’re not going to quit if we have a July election.” Polls that have been conducted on the T-SPLOST issue show only tepid support for it. The district that appears to have the best shot at passing the tax is Metro Atlanta, where drivers have to deal with some of the worst traffic congestion in the country. “We are losing business relocations in all of our counties because of traffic,” Reed contends. “There’s nobody who can look at the traffic in Atlanta and tell you we don’t need to fix it.” The politicians make a valid argument for a tax increase to pay for better transportation facilities. It’s not clear if their constituents will agree with that argument. “It’s up to the public,” says Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson, who chaired the Metro Atlanta roundtable. “It’s in their hands.” Tom Crawford email@example.com
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At the very least, the intensity of the giving them the support they need to move in politics over the last year has revealed most that direction. of the major faults that this community has We know what our local assets are. The been dancing around. We’ve seen a county most creative city in the region has all the commissioner chew out unelected managers resources in place to kickstart this effort on over the use or alleged abuse of their power. a shoestring budget. It would cost almost We’ve seen the working relationship between nothing to pull a committee together to the mayor and the commission stretched start talking about what we want. We can go thin. We’ve seen what a commission with no through consultant after consultant, but the leadership looks like. There’s also the dust-up story will always be the same: we have a over redistricting and superdistricts, which strong university, a strong medical industry raises some big questions about the shape of and a great arts community; now we must our government, and then there are the many decide on our values, pick a strategy and run issues surrounding economic development that with it. Unfortunately, these simple facts, so continue to plod along. In particular, there’s often repeated, are being ignored again. The that old fault between those who want good Athens Economic Development Foundation, corporate neighbors and those who champion after backing off the River District concept, is business-friendliness. back to studying a more generalized approach And don’t forget some big questions about of developing incentives for the county, ignortransportation via T-SPLOST, the future of ing these obvious assets and looking for a new downtown via the Classic Center, and many consultant to tell us what we already know. It sparring matches over the importance of comcertainly begs the question of what the EDF munity natural resources like Sandy Creek. is there for, and what it’s done for the last We’ve even been forced to consider what many decade, if only now is it asking someone from around town might outside (apparently call a worst-case lacking the expertise scenario: rumors of or ability internally) Walmart, a symbol to come up with ideas of the destruction for incentives to of Main Street busiattract businesses to nesses, looming on the county. the edge of our downOf course, the town jewel. EDF doesn’t seem to Now, more than have much interest ever, we need to get in being accountable past the reactionto the community ary cycle we find (see last week’s City ourselves caught in, Dope for details and put a real vision regarding the illegal for our community on closed meeting the paper. It caught my EDF recently held), eye recently that one governed as it is by a of the few news stomayor more content ries related to all our to keep secrets for local political intrigue out-of-town developCohesive, forward-thinking development strategies to make it into the ers than driven to for Athens are being held hostage by aversion to acAtlanta media market steer the community tion and stubborn factionalism. was the one about a forward, and a transdevelopment moratoparency-championing rium in downtown Athens. That move by the commissioner who is just along for the ride, ACC Commission, to some degree a reaction among others. Do the EDF and its non-Athensto rumors of the aforementioned Walmart, resident director Matt Forshee really know is an instance of the reactionary approach this community and what sorts of jobs it that contributes to our “business-unfriendly” wants for itself? Or is the EDF just another reputation, and it’s what the outside world is entrenched faction, unwilling to reach a hand hearing about us. Taking this one issue as an out and perform the type of multi-constituexample, if one end of the community thinks ency coordination that modern-day projects that planning by moratorium is running off require? potential businesses, and the other end only Smokestack chasing isn’t the way of the wants businesses that have a strong culture future, but neither is NIMBYism or planning of working with a community, then those two by moratorium, or any of the usual traps that sides must come together to identify and this community seems to fall into. Athens has attract the right kinds of businesses. been stuck for a long time, and it’s clear that If the folks who’ve been soaking the wicks the people in charge, given ample time to try on their torches and sharpening their pitchsomething different, haven’t had the followforks in anticipation of a knock-down-drag-out through to do so. It seems that it’s on the campaign against Walmart are really serious citizenry to drag our leaders forward into the about protecting this community, they should 21st century, or at least to make enough noise be storming City Hall and demanding a proper about articulating a proactive and proscriptive vision and master plan. Same goes for the approach that those leaders feel like they’ve “business-unfriendliness” whiners who would got the mandate to do so. If the business rather take our community back to the laissez- community hasn’t reached out to the folks faire days of the Industrial Revolution, when who are running off their businesses, and the they could build factories on top of streams, reactionary folks haven’t reached out to the unencumbered by city-mandated bike racks. business community, then everyone has only There’s an easy solution here, and it’s to look themselves to blame. It’s pretty clear that no forward for once. If the leadership, elected one will do this for us. or appointed, isn’t smart enough to recognize that and get started, then it’s on us for not Kevan Williams
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Athens, GA Half Marathon
A Runner’s Perspective
might look like a scene out of a zombie movie. and free on Sunday mornings, and another 500 surface spaces great things about half marathons: the chance to cover a lot Except, hopefully, the crowd will be moving faster. on the other side.” of ground in a city and view it as a resident, rather than as a If you’re headed down Milledge Avenue this Sunday With the construction on Hancock and Foundry, Bailey says, tourist. morning and see the other side of the street filled with a the course needed to take a different route. So, organizers “If you had told me six months ago I’d be running a half sweating, heavy-breathing crowd jogging its way toward Broad expanded the section of the race along Dr. Martin Luther King marathon, I’d be like, ‘I have bad knees…’” Heyn says. “But Street, do not be alarmed. This is a good thing. Parkway and Willow Street and winding up North Avenue’s it really is mental—it makes you feel more powerful. And you The runners will be part of the second annual Athens, GA gradual hill to downtown. connect with people you wouldn’t normally connect with.” Half Marathon on Oct. 23, which means that Here is some advice to anyone who is for a few hours before the church crowds curious about a half marathon, but isn’t COURSE MAP start hitting the streets, thousands of running this weekend: come out and cheer sneakers will already have hit the pavement. us on. Seeing the streets lined with spectaThe event, a fundraiser for AthFest’s edutors gives runners something to run for. cational initiatives, will bring about 2,500 You’re not just competing for yourself; you ML K runners through the University of Georgia have thousands of people watching you, e v A . d n Bl v la Cleve d. campus, up Milledge Avenue, through the and you don’t want to blow it. Willo historic Cobbham and Boulevard neighborHeyn says she recently ran nine miles by wS Boulevard St. t. hoods and along the Oconee River. And herself, and one of the best parts was when Ogleth even if you’re not inclined to sign up as a she saw a woman standing on the opposite orpe Ave. runner, you can still participate by cheering side of the street, watching her. them on. “I look up and she didn’t say anything— on St. Clayt Cob b St. I’ll be among those braving Athens’ rollshe just did this,” Heyn says, raising her ing hills this year, but I missed out on the fist in a show of solidarity and strength. “I d St. Broa event’s inaugural race last year. Which is say, do anything that is positive.” fine, especially considering one aspect of Hooper St. that race won’t be included in this year’s Kristen Morales r St. Baxte event: the steep climb up East Broad Street, which last year took runners up to the finThe Half Marathon Health and Fitness Expo runs ish line. This year, the race will curve along noon–6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Holiday Inn the Greenway to the gentler slope of North Express, 513 W. Broad St. Online registration has Ca rlto Avenue as it heads back to downtown. And closed, but runners may register in person at the nS t. runners this year will see another change New Balance store at 1850 Epps Bridge Pkwy. from last year: more of each other. through Friday, Oct. 21 or at the Expo. The 13.1AthFest director and Athens-Clarke mile race starts at 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at 215 Oconee River County Commissioner Jared Bailey says the S. Thomas St. in downtown Athens. For more info, Start Co lleg Stop inaugural event drew more than the limit visit www.athensgahalf.com. e Sta tion Rd. Course direction organizers put on registration. “Last year it UGA campus went really well,” Bailey says. “We had to Downtown Athens turn people away; we had a cap of 2,000.” Water Station This year, they raised the cap to 3,000, First Aid and as the Oct. 14 advance registration Planning on watching the race? Here are some deadline approached, more than 1,700 had things to know, from a spectator’s perspective. signed up. Bailey expects this year’s final tally at least to come close to 2,500, since runners who miss The final major change is that the race will end on Alert the neighbors: Cow bells, rattlers, cymthe advance deadline can register on Saturday at the event’s Clayton Street downtown, instead of Washington Street, as bals—any noisemakers are appreciated by the runHealth and Fitness Expo. it did last year. “Part of that is it’s a little further away from ners. But because your noise could start as early Depending on your view of road races, running with 2,500 the churches,” Bailey says, “and it’s also closer to the new AthensGaHalf.com as 7:30 a.m., it’s best to let your neighbors know, people can seem like a lot. But the last race I ran, the Army [Washington Street] parking deck.” too. And then they can join you. 10-Miler in Washington, D.C., had more than 35,000 people in This will be my fourth half marathon, and even though I’ve You’re going to repeat yourself: Every time it. This can get claustrophobic at times, but it will keep you gone through the training routine several times, it’s still nerveone runner or a group runs by, you’ll probably find going, knowing there’s thousands of people behind you waitwracking. So, imagine if it’s your first time, like novice runner yourself cheering the same thing. But it’s the first ing to trample you if you slow down. With the Athens, GA Half Heather Heyn. Although she’s a personal trainer, running has time they’ve heard it, so go for it. Marathon, the challenge isn’t keeping out of others’ way, but never been her forte—until, while sipping a glass of wine a Look for names: Often, runners will write their rather keeping your pace while going up and down the hills few months ago, she decided to take the plunge. She got some names on their shirts or arms, so you can customaround downtown. books and started a training program, along with a Facebook ize your yells to them. And you don’t have to get This year’s course was changed for several reasons, accordgroup that now has about 30 followers. She organizes runs a fancy; sure, costumes are great, or music from a ing to Bailey. Parking was a main issue, with the race ending couple times a week and says she’s excited about the chance to speaker system, but as a runner, all you care about around the time downtown churches started to fill up. Also, see so much of Athens on a quiet Sunday morning—to “watch are people simply cheering you on. You can just parts of Foundry Street and Hancock Avenue, part of the race the city wake up,” she says. stand at the end of your driveway and clap, and route last year, are now partially or fully closed for Classic And that’s one of the hidden perks of running a half mararunners will appreciate it. Center construction. And then, there was that hill up East thon. A race I ran in Baltimore several years ago gave me an Everyone’s a winner: When you’re watching a Broad. up-close look at neighborhoods throughout the city, including race, it’s not just about the fastest people; they’ve “We made three major changes,” Bailey says. “We are startplaces I probably would never have driven through if I had a done this a million times. Instead, wait around ing on campus, on South Thomas Street, right behind that car. Another race in Atlanta helped me make the connection for the average Joes—people who run 10-, 11- or big deck on North Campus. That means that we are kind of between Virginia Highland, Inman Park and Little Five Points. 12-minute miles. They need encouragement, too! removed from the downtown area and any conflict with the And I saw lots of interesting stores and restaurants on foot
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There’s no way to avoid it. Sooner or later, it happens to everyone. No matter how you spin it, the ages 10–15 come with a certain amount of awkwardness, anxiety, hormones and zits that can make you pretty miserable. But the worst part? You’re too old to always hang out with mom and dad—and too young to drive. Your social life revolves around begging for a rides to places that seem a lot cooler than your house. I grew up in a small town, and it took me years to realize that working at the mall was quite possibly the coolest job ever. It’s a constant struggle to be, say, 14, and want to do something cool. You have little to no money, limited transportation and probably a curfew.
at Oconee County Middle School, told me she’ll be at Athens Skate Inn a few times a week, requesting her favorite songs and meeting up with her friend, DeAmber Williams, 13, a student at Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School. Neither remembers how old they were when they learned to roller skate—although DeAmber suspects her mom’s friend taught her when she was about 5. Zoe Scott, 15, a student at Cedar Shoals High School, says she prefers the roller rink to the mall or the movies. And her parents trust the owners of Athens Skate Inn, who opened the place less than a year ago and involve lots of family members in the business. The result is an atmosphere where the kids are respected
Join the Revolution: It’s impossible to ignore the movement behind Occupy Wall Street and the demonstrations sprouting up in solidarity in almost every major city across the nation. Occupy Athens, which aims not only to show support but actively educate Athenians on economic injustice, holds a permit through Jan. 1 and plans to demonstrate 24 hours a day in the space around the UGA Arch for as long as protests continue in NYC. Within the span of less than a week, several worker groups—including those focused on public relations and community outreach, digital media, research and education, legal and financial issues, and facilities—were created to streamline volunteer efforts around the clock. Additionally, local businesses have begun demonstrating their camaraderie through donations of food, money and miscellaneous items. Widespread Panic even brought by a pasta dish! General assemblies are open to the public and currently being held every night of the week at 8 p.m. at the UGA Arch, with marches from the Snow Tire parking lot on Hancock Avenue to the meeting taking place 30 minutes beforehand. Meeting notes are regularly posted on www.occupyathensga.org, which also contains a message board for facilitating discussion.
Haunted History Tour” Oct. 27 & 28 and 30 & 31 at 7 p.m. This two-hour tour of downtown and UGA’s North Campus highlights tales of mystery, murder, suicide, superstition and other spooky legends, such as the story of expelled student Robert Toombs, who haunts the Demosthenian Hall, and Confederate soldier Major Charles Morris, who refuses to move out of the Lustrat House. Tickets are $15 for general admission ($12 for ACHF members) and can be purchased by calling (706) 340-4357 or visiting www. achfonline.org/heritage-walks. North Georgia Tours (www.northgeorgiatours.net) is similarly offering haunted walking tours of historic Watkinsville every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., meeting in front of Eagle Tavern. Adult tours are not recommended for children under 12 years old, but a kid-friendly version of the
Turn the Page: Athens’ newest independent and locally owned bookstore, Avid Bookshop, has already opened its doors at 493 Prince Ave. next to Daily Groceries Co-Op, but will have two grand-opening parties to officially welcome in the community. The first, held on Friday, Oct. 21 from 7–9 p.m., will feature an inaugural performance from the New Town Revue mixed genre series, including a reading from poet Sabrina Orah Mark and a performance by Avid Bookshop celebrates its grand opening this weekend with two Madeline. At 8 p.m., a perdays of special events. manent art installation in the children’s section will be unveiled. Saturday’s tour is offered every Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets celebration, held in the afternoon from 2–5 are $12 for adults ($22 per couple) and $7 per p.m., will focus on the littlest bookworms child, and can be reserved online or by calling and include story time readings at 2:15 and (706) 340-4357. 3 p.m. as well as photo opportunities with storybook characters. Avid Bookshop plans For Your Little Pumpkins: Opportunities for on hosting book clubs, children’s story times, parents to take their children to Halloween book signings and readings in the future. For festivities abound over the next two weeks. more information or to browse and purchase The Varsity will host the third annual Car and books online, visit www.avidbookshop.com. Bike Show & Children’s Carnival, complete with games, face-painting, candy “trunk or Enter If You Dare: A professional haunted treating” and costume contests from 5–8 house, Fear Factory, is now temporarily occu- p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. Children of all ages pying the otherwise vacant Athens Plumbing can also attend the fourth annual Haunted and Well Supply building on Oconee Street, House at the Oconee County Library on parallel to the Farmers’ Exchange Lofts downFriday, Oct. 28, from 6–9 p.m., for an Alice town. Through animatronics, live actors, air in Wonderland-themed program created and cannon, strobe lights and plenty of fake run by teen volunteers. The ACC Library blood, guests are challenged to make their will host “One Spooky Night,” an evening way through a gory butcher’s shop, a spooky of crafts and trick-or-treating for non-food nursery and a haunted mental hospital. Open prizes, from 6–8 p.m. on Oct. 31. Check out 7 p.m. until late every Friday and Saturday www.athensclarkecounty.com for details on night through October, tickets can be purmore Halloween activities at the Rocksprings chased at the door for $15. More information Community Center, East Athens Community can be found at www.fearfactoryathens.com. Center, Parkview Community Center, Lay Park and Memorial Park. Local Haunting Scene: The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation is hosting the “Athens’ Jessica Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Roneshia Youngblood and DeAmber Williams talk with their friend Jalen Stroud on a recent Friday night at Athens Skate Inn. And all of this got me thinking: What is there for a middle-schooler to do in this town? The basics, after an informal polling of 12- to 15-year-olds, seem to be the mall and the discount movie theater by the mall (which means, in the last 15 years or so, nobody has come up with a new business catering to the “no-money, no-car” crowd.) I used to lump bowling into the category of “stuff you can do before you can drive.” But several hours of bowling can get a bit pricey on a preteen budget, and all the newfangled laser light shows on the weekends got me a bit nostalgic for the good ol’ days of straight-up bowling. Ah, but wait. There is an alternative. A place where you can hang out until midnight on the weekends, be with your friends, listen to good music and get away from your parents: kick it old-school at the roller rink. I thought this bastion of middle school entertainment had died along with the joystick, but it turns out Athens has not one but two roller skating rinks, Athens Skate Inn and Skate-A-Round USA. Who knew we were surrounded by so much middle-school fun? You still have the brown skates with the rubbery orange wheels. And the snack bar with popcorn, candy and soda for about $1 each. And the deejay who takes requests. As the disco ball spins, highlighting sweaty handholding and some occasional middle-school drama, you realize the only thing that’s really changed is the music. Drop by on a Friday or Saturday night, and the parking lot will look empty—that’s deceiving. Inside, at least 150 or so preteens and teens are jamming to the beat. Some are regulars. Roneshia Youngblood, 12, a student
but given a clear set of rules—and the kids like that. Parents are welcome to hang out and see what it’s like, but I had multiple kids tell me that their parents feel they are safe and in a good, fun place. Skate-A-Round USA, located behind Lowe’s off Lexington Road, changed ownership earlier this year. The rink is a vintage wood floor (rumor has it that plans are in the works for an upgrade) and there are lots of carpeted spots around the rink for newbies. There is a similar old-school vibe at Athens Skate Inn, on Commerce Boulevard in Bogart, complete with video games and the twirling disco ball. But there’s another thing you realize hasn’t changed much as you walk through the doors of these roller rinks: The kids. Lots of people moan about “these darn kids today” and how things have changed, with their video games and violence on TV. But hang out at a roller rink for an hour or two, and you’ll realize that it’s all pretty similar to your own junior high school years. Heck, I got my first kiss at a roller rink—an embarrassed peck on the cheek by a little boy who lived on a dairy farm—and walking into the roller rink, it’s all still there. Giggling 12-year-old girls skating with their friends in large groups. Couples who have been dating for several weeks, now confident enough to go around the rink holding hands. If you have a child entering this awkward phase, offer to give them and their friends a lift to the rink, then discreetly sit back and watch. It’s a great trip back in time and a great way to feel good about the next generation. Kristen Morales
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movie dope Some releases may not be showing locally this week. • indicates new review 50/50 (R) Cancer is scary and depressing. So, how is Jonathan Levine’s second film so darn funny and uplifting? Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick and screenwriter Will Reiser are how. Adam Lerner works for NPR; he works out; he doesn’t smoke or drink; he recycles; he has a beautiful artist girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard). Don’t be fooled by its mild-mannered “Disease of the Week” appearance; this film, loosely based on screenwriter Reiser’s own struggles to beat cancer, is like Terms of Endearment for 20-somethings. ABDUCTION (PG-13) Taylor Lautner, whose apparent acting idol was Derek Zoolander, has translated his howevermany-pack into a Taylor-made bomb. Abduction attempts to force moviegoers to recognize Lautner as a superstar at gunpoint, and it’s as terrible a movie as you suspect it to be. Every adult involved with this MTV action movie, from director John Singleton to respected actors Alfred Molina and Sigourney Weaver, should be ashamed for cashing this paycheck. BEATS RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST (R) The career of A Tribe Called Quest is charted from their first appearance in the 1980s through their ‘90s peak as alternative hip-hop innovators to the troubled 2006 reunion and beyond (where will Tribe go from here?). Would you have guessed this doc was directed by actor Michael Rapaport? I would not have, but he uses his actorly connections to snag interviews with seemingly everybody, including the Beastie Boys, Mary J. Blige, Common, etc. • THE BIG YEAR (PG) The Big Year is like that really nice guy you know who’s really boring. You feel bad not wanting to hang out with him, but what a waste of time he is. Jack Black, Steve Martin (whose putty visage and tiny eyes look more and more strange) and Owen Wilson star as three birders competing to see the most species of North American birds in one year. All three of these actors are likable enough, but none of them have the charisma or
screen presence to overcome such an uncompelling script. Black’s awful VO does not help. Thematically, the movie invites comparisons to The Bucket List, which is less complimentary than it sounds. The wacky competition at the heart of the Mark Obmascik book, The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession, upon which the film is based, would make the perfect subject for a quirky Christopher Guest-ish mockumentary. But filmmaker David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me) and screenwriter Howard Franklin (his first since 2001’s Antitrust) unfortunately chose to go schmaltzy and inspirational rather than poke gentle fun at three grown men spending thousands of dollars and skipping important familial milestones to chase birds. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (PG-13) Do you remember The Rocketeer? I do, and so does Captain America director Joe Johnston, who should, seeing as he directed the 1991 throwback. Johnston smartly gives Captain America: The First Avenger (talk about unnecessary subtitles) the same sort of Saturday matinee serial feel. Ninety-pound weakling Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants to do his part in WWII, but army doctors keep 4Fing him until Dr. Abraham Erskine (the ever wonderful Stanley Tucci) approaches with his super soldier serum. Soon, Steve Rogers turns into a muscled-up superhero called Captain America, who must stop rogue Nazi, the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), from devastating the world. CARRIE (R) 1976. Brian De Palma helped kickstart the late-’70s horror revolution with this adaptation of once and future Stephen King’s first novel. A young girl, Carrie White (Sissy Spacek), raised by an abusive, religious nut of a mother (Piper Laurie), develops telekinetic powers that she uses to get revenge on John Travolta and Nancy Allen. CARS 2 (G) Cars 2 is an above-average children’s cartoon. Unfortunately, an above-average children’s cartoon is way below Pixar’s capabilities. Any
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other animation house can make a Cars or a Cars 2; Pixar should leave the kiddie entertainment to DreamWorks/ Sony and concentrate on singular masterpieces like WALL-E and Up. CONTAGION (PG-13) Steven Soderbergh’s new “What if…” epidemic chiller is an excellent featurelength “Twilight Zone.” What if a deadly new, highly communicable virus entered the population? How quickly and effectively would the world’s governments and health agencies (represented by Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet, Bryan Cranston and Marion Cotillard) respond? What sort of wildfire would spread via the blogosphere (thanks, Jude Law)? COURAGEOUS (PG-13) The technical skills of director Alex Kendrick and the folks (they are from Albany) behind Sherwood Baptist’s latest evangelical epic have vastly improved since their breakthrough hit, Facing the Giants. On a completely technical level, you’d never know you were not watching a Hollywood production about four law
Daniel Craig and Naomi Watts—seeing as the frozen thriller corpse they dumped into the cinematic wasteland of September is DOA. A family moves into a new home, only to discover the last family was murdered there. When the young daughters claim to have a seen a strange man around the house, papa Will (Craig) believes it to be the man who was charged with killing his wife and two daughters before being released for lack of evidence. Cue the mystery. DRIVE (R) Drive slides through the alleys and sidestreets of its criminal Los Angeles with the precision, skill and style of its nameless Driver (Ryan Gosling), called the Kid by his boss/ handler, Shannon (Bryan Cranston; BTW why aren’t you watching “Breaking Bad” yet?). Stuntman by day, getaway man for hire by night, the driver slides his leather driving gloves on and gets his bumpers bloody when a cute neighbor (Carey Mulligan) with a little tyke runs afoul of some local toughs.
So I did this move and he crappethed his pantaloons. enforcement officers forced to face themselves as men and fathers after a tragedy. CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE (PG-13) What a crazy, stupid idea! Write a mature comedy script. Cast pretty, talented, appropriately aged stars. Direct them with care, humanity and simplicity. Who would ever think those actions would develop into the summer’s most charming wide release? Only almost everyone who doesn’t greenlight studio projects. Steve Carell stars as Cal Weaver, whose wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), suddenly bombs him with a divorce pronouncement that leads him to a local bar where Cal meets inveterate womanizer Jacob (Ryan Gosling). While Cal the nice guy is learning to objectify women, Jacob the man-whore is falling for law student Hannah (Emma Stone). DOLPHIN TALE (PG) I am not a sucker for sentimental animal movies. Were I, then I am sure Dolphin Tale would have fit the bill. A lonely 12-year-old, Sawyer (Nathan Gamble), rescues a dolphin (real tail-less dolphin, Winter, as herself) caught in a crab trap. With the help of a marine vet (Harry Connick Jr.), his daughter (Cozi Zuehlsdorff) and a doctor who specializes in prosthetics (Morgan Freeman), Sawyer helps save the dolphin by fashioning a fake appendage. DREAM HOUSE (PG-13) I’m not sure how Dream House happened. It’s hard to imagine this script having attracted so much A-list talent—Oscar winners Jim Sheridan and Rachel Weisz, plus
• FOOTLOOSE (PG-13) What Hustle & Flow filmmaker Craig Brewer has done in remaking the seminal ‘80s flick is impressive. Brewer relocates the dance banning town of Bomont from Oklahoma to Georgia, adding another film to Brewer’s resume of intriguing cinematic stories about the New South. Ren MacCormack (Kenny Wormald, looking like he transferred from Rydell High) migrates south to live with his aunt and uncle (Kim Dickens and scene-stealing Ray McKinnon, an Adel native and Oscar winner). There he runs afoul of Rev. Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid), who instituted the dancing ban after his son died in a car accident, and woos Moore’s beautiful, troubled daughter, Ariel (Julianne Hough). Brewer’s movie has a nice rhythm and does the South more justice than any other major Hollywood release. FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS (R) No, you didn’t like this movie better when it starred Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. Just act like No Strings Attached doesn’t exist, and enjoy the far superior genre stylings of Friends with Benefits. THE FUTURE (R) Popular independent filmmaker, Miranda July (her debut, Me and You and Everyone We Know, was all the rage in 2005), returns with her second feature. Adopting a stray cat changes the course of time and space for a couple (July and Hamish Linklater). The film, narrated by the cat, Paw-Paw (v. July), sounds a bit more intriguing and original than much of the indie fare
that emerges from the festival scene. Nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. GONZORIFFIC 10th ANNIVERSARY SHOW (NR) Gonzoriffic celebrates its 10th anniversary with its latest films—“Dr. Humpinstein’s Erotik Castle,” “Bitter End,” “One Nine Hundred,” “Tooth Fairy Assassin: The Last Tooth” and more—all filmed around town over the past 12 months. Though most of the films are funny, they are all unrated; audiences watch at their own risk. That disclaimer makes me want to watch these shorts even more. HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 (PG13) It’s over. The final battle rages over the and through the hallowed halls of Hogwarts as Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson), Ron (Rupert Grint) attempt to end Voldemort’s (Ralph Fiennes) evil reign. HP7.2 is filled with blood, death and violence yet is still fit for the entire family (besides the littlest ones). HELLA-BIG SHOW (NR) Grab your camcorders! Braindead Genious presents VHS: Videographer’s Hella-Big Show, your chance to get your amateur, aspiring or professional work on a local big screen on a monthly basis. If you’re interested in submitting your original work or just want more information, contact email@example.com. THE HELP (PG-13) An audiencewooer à la The Blind Side, this ‘60s Mississippi set melodramedy will draw raves from your mother, grandmother, aunt, the ladies of the church, etc., but the whitewashed world of The Help lacks the proper depth to feel real. Every black servant is a saint; every white employer a demon. THE IDES OF MARCH (R) Based on a play, George Clooney’s new political drama definitely has some shades of a Redford film. An idealistic staffer, Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling), learns to play dirty politics on the campaign trail of a hot, new presidential candidate (Clooney, pulling double duty). It remains to be seen whether or not Clooney’s new picture can set the pace for the early Oscar front runners. JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN (PG) Eight years after the first film, British superspy Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) returns. His latest mission: Save the Chinese premier from a pack of elite international assassins. Johnny English Reborn is a bit of a tonal change from director Oliver Parker’s literary fare like Othello, The Ideal Husband and Dorian Gray. MARGIN CALL (R) A thriller about the financial crisis, Margin Call follows some key players at an investment banking firm during a 24-hour period near the beginning of the financial meltdown. Whoever J.C. Chandor is, the Golden Berlin Bear nominated, first-time feature filmmaker corralled a hell of a cast. MONEYBALL (PG-13) Based on Michael Lewis’ bestseller, director Bennet Miller’s follow-up to the Oscar winning Capote actually makes baseball statistics interesting. Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) attempts to build a championship ballclub through On Base and Slugging Percentage rather than traditional scouting. Does it work? Anyone familiar with Major League Baseball already knows the answer.
NAIL GUN MASSACRE 1985. A mystery killer uses the titular tool to avenge the gang rape of a young woman by a construction crew. The vengeful mystery man (or woman?) sports a motorcycle helmet and drives a stylish gold hearse. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 (R) With Jigsaw finally dead (for now…), Paranormal Activity is the new Saw, releasing a fresh entry every Halloween, whether you like it or not. REAL STEEL (PG-13) The trailer for this Hugh Jackman action movie just screams Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots: The Movie. Jackman is a struggling promoter of robot boxing, who thinks he has a contender in a discarded bot. He also discovers he has an 11-yearold son. RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (PG-13) The best Planet of the Apes movie in nearly 40 years. In present day San Francisco, a researcher, Will Rodman (James Franco), is working on a cure for Alzheimer’s. When one of his test chimps goes nuts, Will’s project is shut down, but not before he gains a houseguest, a hyper-intelligent chimp he names Caesar, who goes on to lead the revolution that places the apes in charge. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (R) 1991. A modern masterpiece and one of the few perfect films, The Silence of the Lambs wastes not a single frame. Director Jonathan Demme and screenwriter Ted Tally show respect for the true horror of author Thomas Harris’ chilling novel. However, the film’s cinematic gift that keeps on giving is Anthony Hopkins’ immortal portrayal of cannibal psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter. THE SMURFS (PG) The live action/ CGI hybrid version of The Smurfs is not as bad as its atrocious trailers would imply, thanks largely to the smurfish talents of Neil Patrick Harris. SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD (PG) Robert Rodriguez’s family espionage franchise is reborn, and Miramax is hoping for this flick to be a big hit. A former spy (Jessica Alba) returns to battle the villainous Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) who is plotting to rule the world. Expect appearances from series regulars. • THE THING (R) This remakecum-prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic starts out right, with Carpenter’s trademark Albertus font, and ends well, with a shotfor-shot bridge to its predecessor. Unfortunately, the middle sags and drags more than it chills and thrills. When a Norwegian research party discovers a UFO and its frozen pilot, a pretty paleontologist (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) must explain the unexplainable find. But the alien wakes a bit on the grouchy side, slicing, dicing and replicating everything it meets. Director Matthijs van Heljning, Jr. captures the spirit of Carpenter’s original, but the script by Eric Heisserer (he also wrote the Nightmare on Elm Street remake) forces its bland band of blood bags, including Warrior’s Joel Edgerton as the Kurt Russell proxy (Carter’s no MacCready), to commit all the typically dumb horror movie moves. m THE THREE MUSKETEERS (PG-13) Three Musketeers—Athos (Matthew Macfadyen), Porthos (Ray Stevenson), and Aramis (Luke Evans)—plus young wannabe, D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman), must battle the evil Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz). Alexandre Dumas’ novel remains one of the greatest action stories ever told. WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? (R) Abandoned to another flimsy romcom, Anna Faris amusingly tumbles from one lame setup to another as Ally, a young woman trying to find love before she sleeps with her 21st guy. Drew Wheeler
movie pick In the Middle of the Beginning THE FUTURE (R) There’s a talking cat. If readYouTube consumption. Both are desperate for ing that makes your ears twitch, you might an authentic human experience. Their probwant to pass on seeing Miranda July’s The lems, however, run deeper than any quick fix. Future, her idiosyncratic follow-up to her In their quest to grow up, they come undone. highly acclaimed 2005 debut, Me and You and Sophie has an affair with a suburban businessEveryone We Know. Like that movie, The Future man, and Jason literally stops time for as long overflows with childlike whimsy, offbeat yet as possible to stave off the pain of dealing insightful observations and eccentric characwith reality. ters that oscillate between the irritatingly coy For all of July’s penchant for exposing and the crushingly familiar. July’s work—she absurdity in the mundane and how wonder can was a performance be found in the most artist—is not for unexpected of places, everyone, although The Future is sneakily to dismiss her movies dark and fearless in as nothing more than how it confronts the superficial experiments inability of these amiain quirky style would ble hipsters to mature. be sadly reckless. It’s an unflinching criThe Future focuses tique that July dishes on a 30-something out, one that is percouple, Sophie (July) ceptive and ultimately and Jason (Hamish heartbreaking. Beyond Linklater), who agree Miranda July and Hamish Linklater the deadpan humor to care for a sick cat, and the daring, hauntPaw Paw (voiced by July), marked to be euthingly beautiful moments of fantasy, The Future anized. Eager to adopt the ailing kitty, they raises some clear-eyed questions about death are nevertheless daunted by their newfound and meaning in life that are rarely asked so responsibility. Life as they know it is changboldly in contemporary American movies. ing. In the meantime, they insist on breaking July’s willingness to lead us into emotionally their old routines and embrace freedom before challenging territory is a major reason why their new commitment consumes them; they she has become one of the most remarkable, cancel their Internet, Jason quits his job humanistic American filmmakers working and becomes a door-to-door solicitor for an today. Now about that cat… environmental group, and Sophie focuses on performing experimental dance routines for Derek Hill
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Winterville Excursion: I was going to try to make this week’s column all about Winterville, but an attempted visit to Don Nacho revealed that restaurant is no longer. What this means is that Wok Star (225 Cherokee Rd.), just down the road, is about the only game in town. The shopping center it occupies resembles nothing so much as a prison, but the interior is more welcoming, with neither the ostentatiousness of some Chinese restaurants nor the greasy fast food feel of others. Wok Star advertises itself as “fusion” cuisine, which isn’t exactly accurate. It’s more that it cooks both Chinese and American food than that it merges the two into something new. At breakfast, you can get a biscuit or a plate with eggs, grits and toast, but you can’t, unsurprisingly, get congee, the rice porridge popular throughout China for the morning meal. Lunch and dinner menus include a section of burgers and sandwiches such as BLTs and chicken salad, but I opted for the Chinese offerings instead and was mostly pleasantly surprised. Wok Star is a little greasier than Chef Ming (on Epps Bridge Parkway), but the two restaurants are in the same ballpark: some more interesting dishes and solid execution of ChineseAmerican standards, which feel made from scratch and not just MSG-ed into submission. Potstickers, for example, are porky and appropriately fatty, with their thin skins nicely crisped in the pan. The hot and sour soup is peppery and starchy, and another soup of tofu and spinach (or, in my case, Chinese cabbage) is refined and restorative, the kind of thing you feel both virtuous and supremely happy sipping. Basics like Mongolian beef and moo goo gai pan contain fresh ingredients, with crisp matchsticks of cabbage and an abundance of bright green scallions. Salt and pepper shrimp is, unfortunately, a bit too heavy on the salt, even for yours truly, and its batter is flat and soggy. The rice, in general, isn’t very good, with …fragrant a hint of oil that doesn’t taste great. Venturing into the chef’s specials with spices like section of the menu is a good idea. star anise… The Chinese pot roast takes longer to prepare than other items, so you may want to call ahead or make sure you have time for a lengthier meal, as it’s worth the wait. Unctuous and fragrant with spices like star anise, it’s rich enough to feed two. Wok Star is open for lunch and dinner six days a week (closed Tuesdays), serves breakfast (except on Sunday), does delivery and take-out, has no liquor license and takes credit cards. It has a good number of vegetarian dishes. Collegiate Eats: Chango’s Noodle House (320 E. Clayton St.) hasn’t changed much in its switch to its current name from Doc Chey’s. Other than a bit of paint and a new name and logo, you’ll be hard pressed to see any differences at all. The menu and the recipes remain almost identical: pan-Asian noodle and rice bowls, plus soups and snacks. In most cases, you can choose your protein (tofu, chicken, beef, shrimp or salmon) or to remain with veggies only when you order something like a big bowl of lo mein. Steaming and freshly stir-fried, it arrives swiftly to your table, a welcome sight on a cold, rainy day. Like its predecessor, Chango’s is an ideal place for college students, large groups and business meetings. Most people can find something to their taste, and the fact that it serves sake bombs alongside its food makes it a popular destination on Sundays in Athens. The appetizers are pricey compared to the mains ($4 for edamame), and the renderings of different Asian dishes aren’t tremendously authentic, but one shouldn’t expect them to be. I also miss the chicken wings Doc Chey’s had added for a while. Chango’s is open for lunch and dinner every day. It serves beer, wine and sake, does take-out and accepts credit cards. What Up?: Although Athens Bagel Co. (on Jackson Street downtown), the second location of Sr. Sol (on Atlanta Highway in the former La Cazuela) and The Volstead (on Clayton Street downtown) are all getting close to opening, none are quite there yet. The Big Easy Café in Watkinsville has opened its second location, on Baxter Street, next to Domino’s, where it serves dinner as well as breakfast and lunch. The Dogg Pound, serving hot dogs and deep-fried candy bars in the former Hollis Ribs (on Broad, near Hancock Avenue) is also open. Hillary Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
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top. So, why not help these local boys out? They’re easily as good or better than anyone else out there plying this stuff. For more information, please see www.reverbnation. com/charliegarrettband. 95-North: Congratulations and good luck to all the Athens bands heading up to New York this week to perform at the 2011 CMJ Music Marathon. Representing our fair city are Masters of the Hemisphere, Eureka California, Mass Solo Revolt, Flash to Bang Time, Spring Tigers, Misfortune 500 and Tunabunny… and probably others. If I missed anyone, I apologize and wish you well, too!
Into the Light: The doubly darkwave duo Witness the Apotheosis is gratified to be included on the newly released compilation Electronic Saviors: Industrial Music to Cure Cancer. The four-disc set was released by Metropolis Records and has the band lined up with an impressive cast of others, including Combichrist, Chemlab, Flesh Field, Spahn Ranch and tons more. Earlier this year the band released a pretty great dance remix of R.E.M.’s “It Happened Today,” and you can find that over at www. witnesstheapotheosis. bandcamp.com. For more information on the compilation, please see www.facebook. com/electronicsaviors.
It’s Earplug Weather: The Devilneck Fest will hit the Caledonia Lounge for three earThe Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Del McCoury Band shattering days Oct. 20–22 (see story on too, is much too large to get into in this tiny p. 17). The popular metal festival will feaspace, but please go read up over at www. ture performances by Grim Reefer, Caltrop, preservationhall.com and www.delmccouryMaximum Busy Muscle, Hot Breath, Utah, band.com. For information on tickets, please Chrissakes, Nate Hall, Death of Kings, Lazer/ see www.uga.edu/pac. Wulf, In the Lurch, Black Tusk, Shark Heart, Scarab, Omean, Sons of Tonatiuh, Demonaut, Follow the Instructions: Non-profit German Savagist, Primate, Zoroaster and Gripe. Tickets cultural organization The Goethe Institut, are an absolute steal, with three-day passes charged to promote the German language being a mere $20 and individual day prices and culture worldwide, will host popular being $4 (Thursday), $7 (Friday) and $10 German band Madsen at the Melting Point on (Saturday). Please note that this event generThursday, Oct. 27. Locally, the show is proally packs out, so arrive on time or early. For moted by the Department of Germanic and more information, advance tickets, etc., please Slavic Studies at UGA. This Athens perforsee www.facebook.com/DevilneckFest. mance is one of only 12 shows the band will play in the United States. The show is free, Leave the Light On: The Starlite DeVilles have all-ages and open to the public, but you a new album out titled Hotel. Although the must drop a line to languageintern@newyork. record, produced by Dodd Ferrelle, totally feagoethe.org and RSVP to ensure admission. For tures the band’s signature American bar rock, more information, please see www.meltingit’s not really what anyone would call “whispointathens.com. key-soaked,” and that’s a good thing. It just keeps the music trucking along and manages Good As Any, Better Than Some: The Charlie to keep it between the ditches with ability. Garrett Band will release a new album titled The band describes itself as “alt-country,” so Truth in Lies on Friday, Oct. 21 at the Melting I guess they can be that. Still sounds just like Point. The Abby Owens Band and Efren share rock and roll to me, though. Probably sounds the bill. The band trades in Southern boogie, like rock and roll to Billy Joel, too. Hotel is good ol’ “R.O.C.K. (In the U.S.A.)”-variety available for download at a mere $5, and you jams and piano-driven, mid-tempo rockers. can stream it all beforehand, so go check it Man, I don’t know. There’s so much of this out over at www.reverbnation.com/starlitedevstyle of music around these days, it’s getting illes. The band is celebrating its CD release hard to distinguish between everyone. It’s just with a show at Go Bar on Friday, Oct. 21. gonna come down to whichever band promotes themselves the best as to who will wind up on Gordon Lamb email@example.com
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far as meeting the requirements for being a rock and roll band, Wild Flag does everything right. Even beyond the previous projects on which the bandmembers have cut their teeth—Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss in the legendary Sleater-Kinney, Rebecca Cole in O.G. Elephant Six act The Minders and Mary Timony with indie-pop act Helium—the brand-new project that is Wild Flag stands on its own, and does so by hitting all the marks. The bicoastal quartet’s members (three-quarters in Portland, OR, with Timony residing in Washington, D.C.) have been playing in bands, on and off, for well over 15 years. They come from a pre-Internet indie-rock circuit that looks markedly different from the one we exist in now, one rooted in a punk ethos that makes things like forever-tours, straightahead, no-frills recording and risk-taking creative decisions simply part of what one does when playing in a band. That Cole’s musical path has crossed numerous times with Athens’ own punk-informed indie workhorses, the E6 Collective, makes perfect sense. The connection stems from time working and playing music in the 1990s alongside Apples in Stereo’s Robert Schneider. “Athens is almost like a home away from home for me; I have so many friends in that town,” Cole says. “Me and Robert are from Denver, and bands would come up to Denver from Athens to record. So, before [The Minders] ever actually played in Athens, we met some of the people who lived there already. Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel—Jeff [Mangum] lived in Denver for a while as well.” Before The Minders even set foot in Athens, they had offers for accommodations. “I remember Kevin Barnes wrote us a letter and invited us to stay with him,” Cole says. “We’d never met him before; we had a really good time crashing with him and watching Charlie Chaplin movies and talking about music.” When Flagpole contacts Cole, Wild Flag is in Chicago, already one week into a six-week tour of North America. Cole’s rationale for routing such a far-reaching itinerary is tellingly pragmatic. “Our first tour was 10 days or two weeks and West
Coast, and then we did another tour that took us about three weeks to get us from the East Coast to Texas for South by Southwest and then back to the East Coast again. I mean, that was five weeks combined, and we still didn’t hit every city,” she says. “We’re just trying to get to as many places as we can. It takes a while—there’s just a lot of miles, a lot of cities to hit. We’re not going to Denver on this tour, if you can believe it, in six weeks. There’s whole routes we’re missing. It’s just a big country! If you want to get out there and do it, it takes a long time!” For its debut album, Wild Flag decamped to a studio called The Hangar in Sacramento, CA; besides being a huge space with ample square footage for well-placed room mics, it also boasted a half-pipe, which the band took advantage of between takes. “We recorded it onto 24-track, two-inch tape, which is kind of what I’m used to working with dealing with The Minders, who recorded everything on tape,” says Cole. Over the course of six days, the quartet recorded its instrumental tracks almost entirely live, with so few overdubs Cole
says she could count them on one hand. “For me, it was really fun to work in that framework again and not have the Pro Tools editing,” she says. “You don’t have to make a lot of decisions right away when you’re using Pro Tools, but when you’re using tape, you have to decide: that is the drum track; that’s the guitar track. Not a lot of room for punching in anything fancy. So, I think we captured something hopefully pretty close to our live sound on that record, which was our intention.” For fans of the members’ previous bands, the eponymous album that resulted from Wild Flag’s faithful documentation of its live show will not be disappointing. Rock and roll fun is the priority. While the record features plenty of material that hovers around the three-minute mark, there are also a few cuts—“Glass Tambourine” and “Racehorse” come to mind—that go off into epic places. It’s clear: this is the sound of Wild Flag going into unknown territory. “That happened organically,” says Cole. “We wrote the songs, and then we wanted to tour with the songs before we recorded them, and the jammy parts, the jams on the record”—she laughs at uttering the j-word— “represent something that we would do live. Those aren’t really written parts, that’s just how the jams sounded in the studio that day. I don’t think it was premeditated to sound epic, but I do think it’s important for all four of us to leave some space in the music that’s an exploratory space for us, that we can push ourselves in different directions when we play the songs live.”
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ailed by critics and fans alike as rock heroes in the Athens scene, Dead Confederate recently emerged as champions of classic, guitar-driven, psych-tinged pop/rock with a distinctively Southern flavor. Armed with a riff-filled studio album titled Sugar (TAO/Old Flame), 2011 has been a sweet year for the group. Loaded with tingling guitar atmospherics, upbeat anthems and moody instrumental flamboyance, Sugar shares similar strengths with the band’s 2009 debut, Wrecking Ball. “We were on the road so much following Wrecking Ball that the formula was completely different,” says lead singer/guitarist Hardy Morris of the Sugar sessions. “With Sugar, the songs were written, but they hadn’t been played on the road. We wanted to keep them in that state and do it a little differently. We wanted to really create them in the studio.” From the demolition drumbeats and power chords of lead-off track “In the Dark” and the dramatic, gothy murkiness of the head-banging title track to the spaced-out Bowie-esque eloquence of the slower ballads “Run from the Gun” and “By Design,” there’s an eerie mix of tones throughout Sugar. Morris and his bandmates—bassist Brantley Senn, guitarist Walker Howle, drummer Jason Scarboro and keyboardist John Watkins—sound very together. “I still notice that songs never really sound like what we wrote previously,” says Morris. “It seems like every new song is a little different from the last. The new music doesn’t sound like either of the previous albums, although there’s a touch of both in there.” Due to family matters, Scarboro recently stepped away from his role as timekeeper. Morris says it was an amicable departure, and Dead Confederate currently has a small gallery of drummers on call. “Jason and his wife had a baby, so he needed to stay close to home,” says Morris. “Everything is on great terms. We want what works best for him. We now have a rotating cast of drummers who can help us out.” California-based drummer J.J. Bower will be in town for the Georgia Theatre gig (the band’s first-ever show at the venue) as well as for a short run of shows to Texas and back this fall. “J.J. and Jason were good buddies in our hometown of Augusta,” says Morris. “We all go way back. His style is right in line with ours, so it clicks well. It’s still pretty much the same
old heavy-handed sound. We plan on playing a good bit of brand-new material that we hope to record.” In addition to his duties with Dead Confederate, Morris recently signed on as a member of a Southern indie-rock supergroup. This summer he worked in a Nashville studio with John McCauley and Rob Crowell of Deer Tick, Ian St. Pé of Black Lips, and Brian Dufresne of Six Finger Satellite. Engineer Adam Landry oversaw some quick sessions at Recording at Playground Sound Studio. Saxophonist/keyboardist Steve Berlin of Los Lobos joined in as well. “It’s a work in progress, but it should be out sometime within the next year,” Morris says of the project. “John just called me up one day and invited me up. The band will be called Diamond Rugs. It’s a great bunch of players.” Hardy considers the collaboration to be a healthy, casual side project that doesn’t interfere with Dead Confederate affairs. “I’ve been performing and recording with different people this summer and fall, mainly to feel the new songs out and see what suits,” he says. “I have new songs that I like, but they kind of have a country vibe and a folky element. They’re a lot more subdued, and they’d never be taken on by the band. I felt like I should record them.” Dead Confederate plans to track a full collection of new songs this winter. Time has already been booked at Chase Park Transduction with engineer David Barbe at the mixing board. “We’re really excited to work at home with David this time around,” says Morris. “We prefer to record stuff as live as possible, and he captures that kind of thing really well. If we try to jazz it up and layer everything, it doesn’t work so well for us, studio-wise. It sounds strange. We have to play it all together for it to sound right.”
T. Ballard Lesemann
WHO: Dead Confederate, Sunny 100, Fur Coats WHERE: Georgia Theatre WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m. HOW MUCH: $10
Devilneck Metal Fest
Three Days of Heavy-Hitters “There’s that word again: ‘heavy.’ Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth’s gravitational pull?” —Dr. Emmett Brown, Back to the Future
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seems it was only two weeks ago that Flagpole explored New Earth Music Hall’s pursuit to bring more of the loud stuff to our small city through the Metal Earth series. It’s true to the nature of Athens that if you aren’t seeing or hearing what you want to see or hear, all you need is the gusto and hustle to either do it yourself or create a framework in which it can thrive. Beyond attracting heavy-hitters to town while they’re on tour, another option is evident in the Devilneck Metal Fest. Founded by onetime Athenian/ex-Subrig Destroyer bassist/current Demonaut bassist Joel Martin in 2007, this celebration of all stripes of volume-enhanced music is returning this week. While their town may be more popularly known for other genres, the many varied and eclectic heavy bands of Athens will unite for a sort of three-day Southern metal Yalta Conference. Last year, the running of the festival fell into Black Tusk the hands of Wil Smith, guitarist for doom-metal band Guzik, through circumstances somewhat chaos-fraught but ultimately aided by happenstance. “I’ve “I definitely think Lazer/Wulf has a uniqueness to them,” booked shows here and there for a few years,” says Smith. he says. “They’re technical; they’re melodic, but at the same “When Kingpins, the bowling alley, was open, a friend of mine time, they have a really hard edge and are almost a little funky. was the manager there, and he said that they wanted to have They’re definitely one of those unique bands. Grim Reefer, a festival there, and I said, ‘OK, I’ll come help book it.’ Well, I which is John McNeece, who just opened McNeece Music, he’s booked all these bands, and then they went out of business.” a one-piece band. He plays guitar and drums using a looper, Enter Joel Martin, who had recently taken up residence in and he just relocated here from Tallahassee; I definitely think Atlanta. “Joel said, ‘You should make it Devilneck Fest; it’ll he’s gonna be a highlight of the festival. Gripe—Gripe is amazhelp you get some other bands, and it’s already established. ing. They’re just a heck of a band. There’s always Athens staple Maybe it’ll make it easier for you.’” With that, Smith had inherChrissakes; they do what they do and they do it very well. And ited the mantle; this marks his first year knowingly booking I’m looking forward to In the Lurch because it has [former Col. the Devilneck Metal Fest. Knowledge & the Lickity-Splits organist] Andy Steck in it, and A notable facet of the Devilneck Metal Fest is its all-for-one Andy’s been around playing guitar for a long time in a bunch mentality in terms of bookings. Three days of Athens-based, of bands, but I’m excited to see him in In the Lurch.” strictly purist heavy metal might be hard to put together; Thrash, post-hardcore and oddball solo projects are all under Smith looked outside both our city limits and his genre’s the same heavy umbrella, but those eyeballing the line-up will restrictions to put together the festival’s lineup. Distinction note that this year Smith took special care to make the festival from the crowd at large from band to band, he says, defines especially Athens-reliant, booking mostly from within the comthe sound of Athens’ heavy music. Asked to detail the innovamunity. The headlining acts of the 20-band-strong festival are tive, genre-mutable nature of the bands selected to perform, where the outsiders come in, but they’ll be familiar to anyone he waxes enthusiastic: who has been paying attention to Southern heavy metal over
the past few years. Primate are relative newcomers as a band, but feature two bona fide vets in Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher and Brutal Truth’s Kevin Sharp. Savannah’s Black Tusk, on the other hand, have been bringing their energetic, rugged sludge to Athens for years; their dogged persistence in staying on the road has earned them a record contract with the venerable Relapse Records. Saturday’s headliner, Atlanta’s Zoroaster, have made their own name as a wall-of-amps force to beheld, both stateside and abroad. Smith seems confident and committed to continuing to bear the responsibility of putting on the festival. “It went very well,” he says of last year’s festival. “Everybody had a good time; the bands had a good time. It really wasn’t too stressful. If it ever pisses me off and becomes a stress, I probably won’t do it anymore. As long as it’s easy—well, nothing’s easy—but as long as it’s not too difficult and goes smoothly, I will continue to do it.” With that, we can rest assured that Athens’ future will continue to get heavier. Jeff Tobias
Devilneck Metal Fest Schedule Caledonia Lounge Thursday, Oct. 20 • 8 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18+) Hot Breath · Caltrop · Maximum Busy Muscle · Utah · Grim Reefer Friday, Oct. 21 • 8 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18+) Black Tusk · Lazer/Wulf · Chrissakes · Death of Kings · Nate Hall of U.S. Christmas Saturday, Oct. 22 • 3 p.m. $13 (21+), $15 (18-20) Zoroaster · Primate · Savagist · Demonaut · Sons of Tonatiuh · Gripe · Omean · Shark Heart · Scarab · In the Lurch Advance tickets and $20 three-day passes available at www.ticketalternative.com
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Tuesday 18 EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Buy fresh, locally grown organic produce, locally crafted goods and freshly baked breads. Cooking demo by the UGA Peer Nutrition students. 4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net EVENTS: Dance Dance Party Party (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) A ladies-only freestyle dance session. Every Tuesday. 7:30–8:30 p.m. $6. www.wholemindbodyart.com PERFORMANCE: Dormtainment (UGA Tate Center) A variety of skits, sketches and parodies. 8:15 p.m. FREE! (students), $10–15. www.uga. edu/union PERFORMANCE: Open TOAD Comedy (Flicker Theatre) A unique open mic experience. The audience gets to pelt the performers who go over their six-minute time limit with foam rocks. Performers get in FREE! but must sign up by 8 p.m. 8 p.m. $5. www.myspace.com/flickerbar THEATRE: Young Frankenstein (The Classic Center) A re-imagining of Mel Brooks’ 1974 comedy. 7:30 p.m. $75+. 706-357-4444 MEETINGS: Athens Rock and Gem Club (Friendship Christian Church) After a short business meeting, Kim Cochran from the Atlanta Gem and Mineral Society will be speaking on how plants and animals become fossils. 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 (Shane’s Rib Shack, Eastside) Every Tuesday! 7 p.m. 706-543-0050. College Station location.
Wednesday 19 EVENTS: AIDS Athens Percentage Night (Athens, GA) Visit any of the participating restaurants and bars and a percentage of your bill will be donated to AIDS Athens. List of participating businesses online. 8 a.m.–11:30 p.m. aidsathens.myfullseat.com EVENTS: Classic City Rollergirls Boot Camp (Skate-A-Round USA) So you wanna be a Rollergirl? Learn all the basic derby skills like falls, stops and crossovers! 7–9 p.m. $5. www.classiccityrollergirls.com EVENTS: Dawgtoberfest (UGA Tate Center) Heath promotion event sponsored by Walgreens. Flu shots are available for $15 for students and $20 for non-students. 12–3 p.m. FREE! email@example.com
EVENTS: Lunches for Literacy (Ciné Barcafé) Local author Rebecca Lang will speak and sign books in conjunction with the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Book Club. 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. $15 (pre-registration required). www.athensliteracy.org/lunchesfor-literacy EVENTS: Wine Tasting (Hilltop Grille) ABC Package and Atlanta Wholesale Wine present wine selections from California and Washington. 6–7:30 p.m. $10. 706353-7667 EVENTS: Wine Tasting (The National) David Hirsch, the Pinot Pioneer of the West Sonoma Coast, will be at the bar of The National for a tasting of four exceptional wines with tapas. 5:30 p.m. $20. www. thenationalrestaurant.com f KIDSTUFF: A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch (Milledge Avenue Baptist Church) Children ages 6–12 will select the perfect pumpkin for a Jack-O-Lantern. 4:30 p.m. $3-5, depending on size of pumpkin. 706613-3602 KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (Oconee County Library) Discuss anime and eat ramen noodles. Includes previews of anime, manga, J-Pop music, fan art and fan fiction. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Home School Science for Older Students (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Home-schooled students and parents are invited to explore interactive learning stations and go on a guided hike. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $4. 706-613-3615, www.accleisureservices.com KIDSTUFF: Shadow Visits (Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School) Potential students are invited to scope out the school. 706433-0223, www.mdchs.org KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Barnes and Noble Café) Every Wednesday and Saturday. 11–11:30 a.m. FREE! 706354-1195 KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Oconee County Library) Enjoy a morning of stories, songs and crafts. For kids ages 2–5 and their caregivers. 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months to 5 years. Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Wildcard Wednesday for Teens (ACC Library) Up next: Learn how to create a graphic novel and draw superheroes from Kyle Puttkammer, author and artist of Galaxy Man. Ages 11-18. Limit 25 participants. 4 p.m. FREE! 706613-3650 KIDSTUFF: ZumbAtomic for Kids (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) Fastfoward fusion of Zumba moves designed to let kids max out on fun and fitness at the same time!
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Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m. $6. 706-424-0195, www. wholemindbodyart.com LECTURES & LIT.: Book Signing with Wayne Pacelle (UGA Miller Learning Center, Room 102) Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, gives a presentation and Q&A and signs his best-selling book, The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them. 7 p.m. FREE! www.uga.edu/sos LECTURES & LIT.: Talking about Books (ACC Library, Small Conference Room) This month’s title is Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. Newcomers welcome. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Every Wednesday. Win house cash and prizes! 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Texas Hold ‘Em (Buffalo’s Southwest Café) Poker night every Wednesday. 18 and up. Sign in at 6:30 p.m. Begins at 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.interstatepokerclub.com GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, Broad St.) Know it all? Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m. 706-548-3442 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920
Thursday 20 EVENTS: Eat Out for the Animals (Casa Mia) A percentage night to benefit the Athens Humane Society. 4:30–11 p.m. www.athenshumanesociety.com EVENTS: Pickin’ for Peace (Georgia Theatre) The Georgia Conflict Center and the Georgia Theatre present National Conflict Resolution Day. An acoustic pre-party with Railroad Earth and Packway Handle Band. Also featuring a silent auction. 5–7 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com EVENTS: The Videographers’ Hella-Big Show (Ciné Bar Cafe) A monthly showcase for amateur, aspiring and professional filmmakers. 9 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com ART: Art Lecture (Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S150) Susan Neill speaks on “The Texture of Ideas: Dynamic Symmetry in the Handwoven Textiles of Mary Crovatt Hamobridge.” 5 p.m. FREE! www. art.uga.edu ART: Fiber Arts Group (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) Bring in your own knitting, crochet or other fiber arts project for assistance. Every Thursday. 6–8 p.m. Donations accepted. 706-424-0195, www.wholemindbodyart.com
The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quartet plays UGA’s Hodgson Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 25. ART: Opening Reception (Aurum Studios) Greg Benson presents 24 recent paintings along with wire sculptures by Noah Saunders. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7660 ART: Soap Making Workshop (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) Make vegetable-based soap. 6:30–8:30 p.m. $70. 706-424-0195, info@ wholemindbodyart.com PERFORMANCE: Joel Atwill (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Local standup comedian. 8:30 p.m. $5. www. flickertheatreandbar.com THEATRE: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Quinn Hall) This play crams all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays into a two-hour span, with predictably hilarious results. Oct. 15, 2 p.m., Oct. 14–15 & 20–22, 7:30 p.m. $15. www.circleensembletheatre.com THEATRE: Metamorphoses (Athens Academy) Athens Academy performs Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman. 7:30 p.m. $2 (students), $5 (adults). lthompson@ athensacademy.org OUTDOORS: Circle of Hikers (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Exercise your mind and body every Thursday morning with nature hikes and readings from nature-inspired stories and poems. 8:30 a.m. FREE! 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/ botgarden KIDSTUFF: Big Kids Only! Storytime (ACC Library) Children in 1st-4th grades are invited for stories. 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 f KIDSTUFF: Jack-O-Lantern Carving (Rocksprings Community Center & Park) Children ages 6-12 are invited to come carve pumpkins. 4:30 p.m. FREE! (706) 613-3603 f KIDSTUFF: Jack-O-lantern Carving (Parkview Community Center) Children ages 6-12 are invited to come carve pumpkins with provided stencils and tools. 4:30 p.m. FREE! (706) 613-3603 f KIDSTUFF: Spooky Stories (Madison County Library) Spinetingling and haunting tales to get you excited for Halloween! Elementary school kids and older. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 LECTURES & LIT.: Poetry Reading (Avid Bookshop) Come for a soft opening of the new, independent bookstore and for a release party for Ida Stewart’s first book of
poetry, Gloss. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706352-2060 GAMES: “Drink While You Think” (Gnat’s Landing) Trivia every Thursday! 7–9 p.m. www.gnatslanding.net
Friday 21 EVENTS: Book Sale (Five Points, 1658 S. Lumpkin St.) Thousands of books for adults and kids. Proceeds benefit the K-12 program of the Clarke County School District. Cash/ check only. Oct. 21, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Oct. 22, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Oct. 23, 1–4 p.m. (bag sale). www.booksforkeeps. org EVENTS: Grand Opening Party (Avid Bookshop) Opening party for new, independent bookstore with music from Madeline, poetry reading by Sabrina Orah Mark and the unveiling of artwork in the kids’ section. 7-9 p.m. FREE! avid.athens@ gmail.com f EVENTS: Howl-oween Pumpkin Carving Party (Athens Area Humane Society) Bring a pumpkin to carve and join in on the cake walk and kids’ candy hunt. Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome to come in costume. 12–6 p.m. $5, $10 (pumpkin incl.) www. athenshumanesociety.org f EVENTS: Nuci’s Space MBUS Halloween Bash (Nuçi’s Space) Nuci’s Space benefit show put on by the UGA Music Business Program. Featuring live music from The Falcones, New Madrid, Sam Sniper and The Woodgrains. 5 p.m. $5, $3 with costume. EVENTS: Wake-n-Bake Release Tour (Terrapin Beer Co.) Terrapin is tapping the Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout for the first time this season. Tour included. 5:30–7:30 p.m. $10. www.terrapinbeer.com f EVENTS: Watkinsville Ghost Tours (Eagle Tavern) Spooky tours guided by host Melissa Piche, who will share ghoulish tales from the past and present. 8 p.m. Through Nov. 5. $12. www.northgeorgiatours. net PERFORMANCE: Happy People Comedy Fun Times (Flicker Theatre & Bar) “A night of laughs and hopefully not gang fights.” Featuring local comedians Matt Gilbert, Craig Hoelzer, Luke Fields, Ed Burmila and host Walker Smith. 8:30 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com PERFORMANCE: “What Flies Beneath” (Canopy Studio) Pieces will be performed using fire, aerial
silks, flying cube, acro-balance, Spanish Web, tight wire, bungees, trapeze and more. Oct. 21, 8 p.m., Oct. 22, 4 & 8 p.m. Oct. 23, 6 p.m. $6 (ages 8 & under).$10 (students), $15. www.canopystudio.com THEATRE: The Party Bomb (Town and Gown Players) One-of-a-kind comedy starring a cadre of Athens’ own locally grown comedic talent. Written & directed by Stephanie Reavis. Oct 21 & 22, 8 p.m., Oct. 23, 2 p.m. $5. 706-208-8696 THEATRE: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Quinn Hall) This play crams all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays into a two-hour span, with predictably hilarious results. Oct. 15, 2 p.m., Oct. 14–15 & 20–22, 7:30 p.m. $15. www.circleensembletheatre.com THEATRE: Metamorphoses (Athens Academy) Athens Academy performs Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman. 7:30 p.m. $2 (students), $5 (adults). lthompson@ athensacademy.org KIDSTUFF: Family Campfire and Storytelling (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Tommy Type will lead a primitive fire-making demonstration, storytelling and audience participation. 6–8 p.m. $10, $40 (family). 706-542-6156, www.uga. edu/botgarden f KIDSTUFF: Halloween DropOff Party (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) A creepy-crawly good time costume party. Siblings half off. 6:30–8:30 p.m. $25. 706-424-0195, www. wholemindbodyart.com KIDSTUFF: Japanese Storytime (ACC Library, Storyroom) Learn about Japanese culture through literacy-based fun. Led by UGA’s Japan Outreach Program. 5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Preschool & Toddler Storytime (Madison County Library) Includes stories, fingerpuppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2–5. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 f KIDSTUFF: The Rocksprings Spook-Tacular (Rocksprings Community Center & Park) Games, refreshments and a haunted pool house for ages 6–12. 5–7 p.m. $3 (10 games and refreshment tickets). (706) 613-3602 KIDSTUFF: Sweet Pea Club Story Hour (State Botanical Garden) Stories and crafts for young nature lovers (ages 3–5) and their parents. Fridays, 9:30–10:30 a.m. $22. 706542-6156, www.uga.edu/botgarden f KIDSTUFF: Watkinsville Ghost Tours (Eagle Tavern) Kid-friendly tours guided by host Melissa Piche,
who will share ghoulish tales from the past and present. 7 p.m. Through Nov. 5. $7–12. www.northgeorgiatours.net LECTURES & LIT.: Willson Center Lecture (UGA Miller Learning Center) Dr. Laura Otis presents “Building Bridges: Discovering the Ways between Visual and Verbal Worlds.” 12:20–1:10 p.m. FREE! www.cencl.uga.edu
Saturday 22 EVENTS: Athens Community Festival (Christian Life Worship Center) Car show, free food, games, clowns and a 5K race. 12:30–8:30 p.m. Race at 4 p.m. FREE! 706353-1978 EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Buy fresh, locally grown organic produce, locally crafted goods and freshly baked breads. Every Saturday. Cooking demo with Lisa Slater. 8 a.m.–noon. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net EVENTS: Book Sale (Five Points, 1658 S. Lumpkin St.) Thousands of books for adults and kids. Proceeds benefit the K-12 program of the Clarke County School District. Cash/ check only. Oct. 21, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Oct. 22, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Oct. 23, 1–4 p.m. (bag sale). www.booksforkeeps. org EVENTS: Customer Appreciation Party (Native America Gallery) Get a head start on holiday shopping with a store-wide sale. Homemade hot chili provided. www.facebook.com/ nativeamericagallery EVENTS: DanceATHENS 2011 (Morton Theatre) Concert represents and celebrates the unity, passion and diversity of dance by bringing quality dance to the Athens community and to the stage. 4 & 7:30 p.m. $13 (students), $16. www.mortontheatre. com EVENTS: Gonzoriffic Underground Horror Show (Ciné Bar Cafe) Local filmmaking collective Gonzoriffic celebrates its 10th anniversary with a horror cinema showcase featuring an all-new lineup of short films including Dr. Humpinstein’s Erotik Castle, Bitter End, One Nine Hundred, Tooth Fairy Assassin: The Last Tooth and more. EVENTS: Grand Opening Party: Kids’ Day (Avid Bookshop) Storytelling and live storybook characters in a new, independent bookstore. All ages welcome. 2-5 p.m. FREE! firstname.lastname@example.org EVENTS: Health & Fitness Expo (Holiday Inn Express) Athens, Ga Half Marathon hosts this all-day event with bargains on running and fitness merchandise, free nutritional samples, demonstrations of fitness products, and other health- and fitness-related exhibits. noon–6 p.m. FREE! athensgahalf.com EVENTS: Pagan Pride Day (Bishop Park) Performers of magic, magical performers, vendors of wonders, teachers of wisdom and everyone in between are welcome to celebrate at this annual day of education, activism, charity and community. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE! paganpride.org EVENTS: Second Annual LatinoFest (Athens Latino Center) Celebrating the talent and contributions of the Latino immigrant community in the Greater Athens Area. Come enjoy food, dance, art, Latin music from Tino Garrido, Incatepec and Los Meesfits, Mexican folkloric dancing and more. 12–7 p.m. FREE! 404-906-0569 EVENTS: Society of Georgia Archaeology Fundraising Auction (Terrapin Beer Co.) A silent auction at 6:30 p.m. and a live auction at 8 p.m. featuring cultural
items, antiques and a wide variety of eclectic, ethnic and outdoor adventure items. The society’s Archeobus will be open for tours. 6:30 p.m. FREE! $10 (beer tastings). www. thesga.org f EVENTS: Third Annual Car/ Bike Show & Children’s Carnival (The Varsity) Friends of Advantage host an evening of games, face-painting, candy “trunk or treating,” costume contests and more. Proceeds benefit Advantage Behavioral Health Systems. 5–8 p.m. FREE! ($10 to enter car). email@example.com, www. friendsofadvantage.org EVENTS: Walk to Adopt (Downtown Athens) The Athens Area Humane Society hosts a walk beginning at the corner of College Avenue and Broad Street. 2–3:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenshumanesociety.org f EVENTS: Watkinsville Ghost Tours (Eagle Tavern) Spooky tours guided by host Melissa Piche, who will share ghoulish tales from the past and present. 8 p.m. Through Nov. 5. $12. www.northgeorgiatours. net f ART: 3rd Annual Penumbra Halloween Art Show and Sale (Fringe Collective Artistic Studios) Opening reception for Halloween-themed pieces by local artists. 7 p.m. FREE! www. OverTheMoonCreativePossibilities. com ART: Bob Ross Painting Night (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) Happy trees, big hair. All supplies included. 7–10 p.m. $35, $60 (pair). 706-4240195, www.wholemindbodyart.com ART: Lickskillet Artists Market (Lyndon House Arts Center) A market showcasing over 50 local artists, vendors and muscians. Catch an artist’s demonstration, tour the historic Ware-Lyndon House and choose from an assortment of tasty local food options. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623 PERFORMANCE: The Folsom Prison Gang (The Elbert Theatre) Five-piece Johnny Cash tribute band from NC passionately performs the songs of the Man in Black. 7 p.m. $10 (adv., students, groups), $15 (adv., adult), $18. 706-283-1049, www.thefolsomprisongang.com PERFORMANCE: Preservation Hall Jazz Band (UGA Hodgson Hall) Legendary New Orleans jazz band performs tonight with the Del McCoury Band to create a seamless blend of soul-lifting traditional harmonies and high and lonesome Appalachian music. 8 p.m. $20-$49, w/ UGA student discounts. www. uga.edu/pac PERFORMANCE: “What Flies Beneath” (Canopy Studio) See Oct. 21 Performance. Oct. 21, 8 p.m., Oct. 22, 4 & 8 p.m. Oct. 23, 6 p.m. $6 (ages 8 & under).$10 (students), $15. www.canopystudio.com THEATRE: The Party Bomb (Town and Gown Players) One-of-a-kind comedy starring a cadre of Athens own locally grown comedic talent. Written & directed by Stephanie Reavis. Oct 21 & 22, 8 p.m., Oct. 23, 2 p.m. $5. 706-208-8696 THEATRE: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Quinn Hall) This play crams all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays into a two-hour span, with predictably hilarious results. Oct. 15, 2 p.m., Oct. 14–15 & 20–22, 7:30 p.m. $15. www.circleensembletheatre.com THEATRE: Metamorphoses (Athens Academy) Athens Academy performs Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman. 7:30 p.m. $2 (students), $5 (adults). lthompson@ athensacademy.org k continued on next page
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THE CALENDAR! KIDSTUFF: Attracting Birds to Your Backyard (Rock Eagle) Discuss ways to encourage local songbirds to visit your yard, and meet a red tail hawk, great horned owl and eastern screech owl. Program includes a trip to the Rock Eagle Natural History Museum. 9:30–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-484-2836, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rockeagle4h. org KIDSTUFF: Children’s Herb Making Class (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) Create handmade works of art harvesting herbs from Heirloom’s garden. 3–4 p.m. $7. 706-354-7901 KIDSTUFF: Saturday Morning Zoo Tours (Memorial Park) Learn the inside story of Bear Hollow Zoo’s residents. Every second and fourth Saturday. 10–11 a.m. FREE! www. athensclarkecounty.com/bearhollow f KIDSTUFF: “Scary, Oozy, Slimy Day” (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Calling all goblins! Spend an afternoon learning about slippery, slimy and misunderstood creatures. Other activities include games, crafts, interactive, food, drinks and the opportunity to see and touch live animals. Halloween costumes encouraged. 4–7 p.m. $3 (ACC residents). $5. 706-613-3615 KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Barnes and Noble Café) Every Wednesday and Saturday. 11–11:30 a.m. FREE! 706354-1195 f KIDSTUFF: Watkinsville Ghost Tours (Eagle Tavern) Kid-friendly tours guided by host Melissa Piche, who will share ghoulish tales from the past and present. 7 p.m. Through Nov. 5. $7–12. www.northgeorgiatours.net LECTURES & LIT.: Athens Queer Literary Afternoon (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) Amanda Gable, featured in Vanity Fair, will read. Followed by an open mic. 1–6 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT.: Georgia Association of Law & Politics Symposium (UGA Campus) A day-long conference on current issues in Georgia politics, with panel discussions on immigration, judicial budgetary issues, congressional redistricting and the recently passed Georgia Evidence Code. 10 a.m. Larry Walker room, Dean Rusk Hall. Register before Oct. 14 at profdev@ uga.edu LECTURES & LIT.: Poetry Reading (Healing Arts Centre) Surrealist poet Seaborn Jones shares some of his works. 6:30–9 p.m. $10. www.healingartscentre.net
Sunday 23 EVENTS: Athens, GA Half Marathon (Various Locations) Explore Athens in autumn on this run winding through campus, downtown and alongside the North Oconee River. Proceeds benefit AthFest. See story on p. 8. 7 a.m. $70. www.athensgahalf.com EVENTS: Book Sale (Five Points, 1658 S. Lumpkin St.) Thousands of books for adults and kids. Proceeds benefit the K-12 program of the Clarke County School District. Cash/ check only. Oct. 21, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Oct. 22, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Oct. 23, 1–4 p.m. (bag sale). www.booksforkeeps. org EVENTS: Gonzoriffic Underground Horror Show (Ciné Bar Cafe) See Oct. 22 Events. EVENTS: OCAF Fall Wine Fest (Ashford Manor) Restaurants, wineries, brewers and wine retailers offer samples of wines from around the world, as well as a silent auction for
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original art, pottery, and travel opportunities. All proceeds benefit the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation. 3–6 p.m. $20 (members), $30 (adv.), $35. www.ocaf.com EVENTS: Soup Fest (Foundry Park Inn & Spa) Sponsored by the Classic City Chefs & Cooks Association. Proceeds benefit Project Safe and the United Way program. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. $5. 706-433-1940 PERFORMANCE: A Heifetz Celebration (Performing Arts Center) A two-day celebration paying tribute to the life of violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz with performances by violinist Arnold Steinhardt and pianist Seymour Lipkin. Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler, a new film by Peter Rosen, will be screened on Monday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. 3 p.m. FREE! Ticket required. (706) 542-4400 PERFORMANCE: “What Flies Beneath” (Canopy Studio) See Oct. 21 Performance. Oct. 21, 8 p.m., Oct. 22, 4 & 8 p.m. Oct. 23, 6 p.m. $6 (ages 8 & under).$10 (students), $15. www.canopystudio.com THEATRE: The Party Bomb (Town and Gown Players) One-of-a-kind comedy starring a cadre of Athens own locally grown comedic talent. Written & directed by Stephanie Reavis. Oct 21 & 22, 8 p.m., Oct. 23, 2 p.m. $5. 706-208-8696 KIDSTUFF: Zoo Open Classroom (Memorial Park) Explore the Exhibit Hall and visit with salamanders, pond turtles, snakes and more. Every Sunday. 1–4 p.m. FREE! 706613-3616 GAMES: Live Trivia (Buffalo’s Southwest Café) Every Sunday! Great prizes and fun—teams of all sizes welcome. 6:30 p.m. (sign-in), 7 p.m. (first question). 706-3546655
Monday 24 EVENTS: Film screening: Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler (Performing Arts Center) By awardwinning filmmaker Peter Rosen. 8 p.m. FREE! (tickets required). 706542-4400 EVENTS: Zumbathon (Athens YMCA) Two hours of dancing, prizes, t-shirts and more. 5:30 –7:30 p.m. $5. www.athensymca.com OUTDOORS: Tree Identification Class (Lake Herrick) Walk through Oconee Forest Park and learn to identify trees and other plants. Meet at boardwalk next to the tennis courts, Lake Herrick Pavilion. Every Monday through Nov. 28. 4–6 p.m. email@example.com KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Snuggle in your jammies and listen to bedtime stories. Every Monday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650 KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (ACC Library) Nurture language skills. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Play & Lunch Bunch (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) A mixture of puppets, playtime and bringyour-own lunches for babies and toddlers. Mondays, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Donations accepted. www. wholemindbodyart.com KIDSTUFF: Toddlerobics (Oconee County Library) Participate in an active storytime full of music, dancing, jumping and stretching. For children ages 12–36 months. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Zumbatomic for Kids (Floorspace) Fun, Latin-inspired dance workout including Salsa, Reggaeton and Hip-Hop. Every Monday. 4 p.m. 706-410-5229, www.floorspaceathens.com
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KIDSTUFF: ZumbAtomic for Kids (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) Fastfoward fusion of Zumba moves designed to let kids max out on fun and fitness at the same time! Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m. $6. 706-424-0195, www. wholemindbodyart.com LECTURES & LIT.: VOXtravaganza (Avid Bookshop) Poetry reading with San Francisco poet D. A. Powell, author of Chronic and Cocktails. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-352-2060 GAMES: Movie Trivia (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Every Monday! Hosted by Marie Uhler and Sam Grindstaff. There are prizes! 9:30 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Every Monday night. Win house cash and prizes! 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916
Tuesday 25 EVENTS: Louder Than a Bomb (Madison-Morgan Cultural Center) Part of the Southern Circuit of Independent Filmmakers. Includes screening, a post-screening discussion with directors Greg Jacob and Jon Siskel, and a reception. 7 p.m. $5. www.mmcc-arts.org EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Check out the afternoon market in its convenient downtown location! Buy fresh, locally grown organic produce, locally crafted goods and freshly baked breads. Now accepting EBT cards. 4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net EVENTS: Dance Dance Party Party (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) A ladies-only freestyle dance session. 7:30–8:30 p.m. $6. www.wholemindbodyart.com PERFORMANCE: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet (UGA Hodgson Hall) The worldclass classical ensemble performs works by Anton Reicha, Gyorgy Ligeti, André Jolivet and ClaudePaul Taffanel. The concert will be recorded for American Public Media’s “Performance Today.” 8 p.m. $37, UGA student tickets discounted. 706-542-4400 OUTDOORS: Golden Sneakers (Lay Park) Fitness program for senior adults to walk and talk their way around the park. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. $3. 706-613-3596, www.athensclarkecounty.com/lay f KIDSTUFF: Haunted Watkinsville (Oconee County Library) Melissa Piche presents tales of hauntings and local legends. For ages 8–12. 4 p.m. FREE! 706769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Oconee County Library) Enjoy a morning of stories, songs and crafts. For kids ages 2–5 and their caregivers. 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 f KIDSTUFF: Storytime and Pumpkin Carving (East Athens Community Center) Scary stories and jack-o-lanterns. Registration required. 4:30–5:30 p.m. $2. 706613-3593 KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months to 5 years. Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT.: Brown Bag Lunch (ACC Library) Learn how to increase your retirement income as “The Boomers: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning” present “Retirement Mistakes to Avoid.” Feel free to bring a lunch to this 45-minute program. 12:15 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT.: Online Computer Class (ACC Library) Introduction to PowerPoint 2007. 10–11:30 a.m. 706-613-3650, ext.
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Star Slinger, Shlohmo, Shigeto New Earth Music Hall You think electronic music and maybe you think dance party, at first anyway. Maybe you think drugs, or lights or face paint. These are probably things that fall in line with freedom, sweat, hedonism. The scene’s marketed itself well, and the image of the dream is intact. Attainable! But electronic musician Shlohmo’s first official Shlohmo full-length, Bad Vibes, isn’t quite that. It is, but it’s a little mellower. Delicate. Restrained? Not so much, but it is thematically more in line with the chillier weather blowing into Georgia these days. Among the ambient hisses and glitchy twiddlings of Shlohmo’s soundscapes exist slide guitars, warped grooves and scavenged samples. It’s no surprise that Shlohmo—also known as 21-year-old L.A. former art student Henry Laufer—is a painter, with professional aspirations in that field before his sonic experiments over the last two years caught the attention of musicfolk. While much of what occupies the collective interest in contemporary electronic music is party-ready dubstep, Shlohmo argues for the flexibility (or irrelevance of labeling) of that genre. So, it’s good stuff, and more interesting than a lot of what’s out there. Shlohmo alone would be worth checking out tonight, but he shares the bill with deejays Shigeto and Star Slinger. The former opens the night, dipping into hip-hop, funk and skronky jazz to create his tunes. The latter, Manchester, UK producer, deejay and remixer Star Slinger headlines, offering trippy, pop- and R&B-inflected dance mixes. He has worked with Deerhunter, Broken Social Scene, Toro Y Moi, The Go Team, Foster the People and a ton more. As far as electronic music goes, odds are tonight’ll be gratifying to the converted but also accessible to the curious. [Chris Hassiotis]
354. www.clarke.public.lib.ga.us/ services/classes.html#ath LECTURES & LIT.: VOXtravaganza (Ciné Bar Cafe) Poetry reading with poets Dorothea Lasky, Travis Nichols and Monica Fambrough. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.cineathens.com LECTURES & LIT.: Women Writing Their Lives (Chase Street Warehouses) Our Circle focuses on narrative therapy and memoir. Every Tuesday through November. 6–7:15 p.m. $60 (4 weeks), $100 (8 weeks). firstname.lastname@example.org, www.holdingwomanspace.com GAMES: Flicker Poker Night (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Last Tuesday of every month! 8:30 p.m. www. myspace.com/flickerbar GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) All three Athens locations (Westside, Eastside and Harris St.) feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com GAMES: Trivia (Shane’s Rib Shack) Every Tuesday! 7 p.m. 706-5430050. College Station location. * Advance Tickets Available
Live Music Tuesday 18 Caledonia Lounge 7:30 p.m. $3 (21+), $5 (18+). www. caledonialounge.com CONNOR PLEDGER Singersongwriter whose mostly acoustic sound is influenced by acts like Dave Matthews, John Mayer and Jack Johnson. STREET RHYTHM & RHYME Local four-piece jams on funk, reggae, jazz and blues.
THE SUNLIGHT ALCHEMISTS Soulful country vocals over a rock trio from Atlanta. Flight Tapas and Bar 10 p.m. www.flighttapasathens.com TOY BOMBS Energetic garage pop from L.A. that has been compared to The Who and The Hives. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 CLUB BEASTS Featuring DJ Sean Polite from WUOG. Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features Robby Handley (bass) and Marlon Patton (drums). Little Kings Shuffle Club Athens Farmers Market. 4–7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3144 JUSTIN EVANS Local musician with a rich, deep voice who sings about hard drinkin’, fast women and country roads. Evans incorporates elements of old-time fiddle, New Orleans jazz, blues and Americana. (4:30 p.m.) KAITLIN JONES Local folk guitarist/ vocalist Kaitlin Jones performs a solo set of Americana-tinged country originals. 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3144 DJ LOZO Spinning punk rock jams. HARD FEELINGS Scrappy, poppy punk from Duluth, MN. HOT NEW MEXICANS Catchy, boozy, punk-influenced power-pop. This is a reunion show you don’t want to miss! PEER PRECIOUS DIY punk rock. TRAVELING Pop rock from Bloomington, IN.
The Melting Point 7:30 p.m. $9 (adv.) $12 (door) www. meltingpointathens.com GREG HUMPHREYS With a voice that’s been compared to Al Green and Bill Withers, this Southern boy’s music is rooted in that classic Stax sound. JOSH PERKINS Dark, fast-paced pop-rock from Athens. TYLER RAMSEY The Band of Horses guitarist recorded his last record with bandmate Bill Reynolds to create a warm, finely spun album that highlights his songwriting and intricate guitar playing. No Where Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 JAMES JUSTIN & CO. Americana quartet James Justin & Co. offer a refreshing live show rooted in heartfelt folk melodies and energetic bluegrass jams.
Wednesday 19 Ashford Manor 7 p.m. $15, $12 (w/student or military ID), $5 (kids under 12), FREE! (kids under 6). www.amconcerts.com PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Packway’s “gather around the mic” approach to bluegrass provides sly, hearty original songs and renditions of classic tunes. Blue Sky 5–10 p.m. www.blueskyathens.com VINYL WEDNESDAY Bring your own vinyl and be a DJ for the night. Boar’s Head Lounge 9 p.m. 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC NIGHT Welcoming singer-songwriters every Wednesday night.
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www.caledonialounge.com BETSY FRANCK & THE BAREKNUCKLE BAND Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility. THE HAWKEYES Electric roots-rock. ABBY OWENS Acoustic folk-rock with a twangy country feel. Farm 255 Jazz Night. 9 p.m. FREE! www.farm255. com DIAL INDICATORS This quiet jazz duo features Jeremy Roberts on guitar and George Davidson on tenor sax playing odd covers and improvising on familiar themes. Flight Tapas and Bar 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0200 MARY SIGALAS Visiting standards and not-so-standards from the ‘20s through the ‘50s. Every Wednesday. 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18+). www.40watt.com ADAM KLEIN & THE WILD FIRES Local singer-songwriter offers a blend of the finest elements of folk, Americana and country with poetic lyricism and striking imagery to create engaging songs, now filled out by his band the Wild Fires. AMERICAN AQUARIUM The good times come pouring down with footstomping rhythms, howling organs and a serious Southern twang from this Raleigh band. JASON BOLAND & THE STRAGGLERS Soulful, blue collar country from a guy who knows a thing or two about overcoming the odds. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com* YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND Envelope-pushing bluegrass band with its own unique take on the genre which includes diverse rock influences. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 MISFORTUNE 500 Moody and melodic local band with soaring anthemic moments influenced by post-punk and ‘80s new wave. STAR SLAMMER New rock band dishes out the good vibes with drums and wires, keys and croons. Features ex-members of Wickets, Iron Hero, Casper & the Cookies and Shitty Candy. SUSPECT RAPTOR Lo-fi reggaepunk from Atlanta. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com BIG C AND THE RINGERS Local bluesman and UGA grad Clarence Cameron takes inspiration from artists like B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy. The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5 (adv.) $7 (door) www.meltingpointathens.com FRONTIER RUCKUS A careful blend of folk and bluegrass underscored by lyrics with Americana imagery. New Earth Music Hall 10 p.m. FREE! www.newearthmusichall. com CHUCK DUKOWSKI Founding member and bass player of Black Flag and former co-owner of SST Records. INCENDIARIES Ladies of pedigree enforcing angular sensibilities. Featuring local musicians Mandy Branch-Friar, Mary Joyce, Erika Rickson and Erica Strout.
SHEHEHE The vanguards of new American jet rock. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Omega Bar 9 p.m. $3. www.theomegabar.com SPICY SALSA Lessons at 9:30 p.m. followed by open dancing at 10:30. No partner or experience necessary. Every Wednesday.
Thursday 20 Amici Italian Café 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000 JUICE BOX Local band lays down some smooth, funky jams. Caledonia Lounge Devilneck Fest. 8 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18+), $20 (3-day pass). www.caledonialounge.com* CALTROP This Chapel Hill band offers heavy, riff-based rock that takes its cues from Sabbath. GRIM REEFER Death metal duo from British Columbia. HOT BREATH Intense thrash trio featuring members of Savagist and Rectanglers. MAXIMUM BUSY MUSCLE Local tech-metal trio. UTAH Explosively loud metal and hardcore duo. Ciné Bar Cafe 7:30 p.m. FREE!www.athenscine.com MANDOLIN & GUITAR DUO Classical mandolin and guitar by internationally acclaimed artists Carlo Aonzo (a native of Savona, Italy) and Rene Izquierdo (a native of Havana, Cuba). “VHS: Videographer’s Hella Big Show” 9 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com BANGRADIO Self-styled slinger of “Athens Euro,” this DJ offers a mix of Eurotrash, dirty South, hip-hop, dubstep, rock and pop remixes. DePalma’s Italian Cafe 6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Rd. location) EFREN Efren has electrified their indie-folk sound into a new Americana rock show with thick guitars. Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com BRIAN CONNELL Local musician whose original songs are in the classic spirit of Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. JORDAN NOEL AND STEVE GRUBBS Of local garage rock band Little Francis. Flicker Theatre & Bar 8:30 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com DANIEL CLAY Decatur songwriter Daniel Clay plays folk and Americana with his band. THAYER SARRANO Local singersongwriter and multi-instrumentalist with lovely, airy vocals singing dark, gentle melodies. TIA MADRE Featuring members of Dead Confederate. Georgia Theatre Pre-Party. 5–7 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com PICKIN’ FOR PEACE The Georgia Conflict Center and the Georgia Theatre present National Conflict Resolution Day. An acoustic pre-party with Railroad Earth and Packway Handle Band. Also featuring a silent auction. 9 p.m. $20 with pre-party, $15 without. www.georgiatheatre.com* PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Packway’s “gather around the mic”
approach to bluegrass provides sly, hearty original songs and renditions of classic tunes. Bring a picnic! RAILROAD EARTH Celebrated bluegrass sextet with a modern jam-band approach and theatrical flair. Go Bar 10 p.m. FREE! www.myspace.com/ gobar DR. FRED’S KARAOKE Hosted by fanatic John “Dr. Fred” Bowers Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com MARY SIGALAS Visiting standards and not-so-standards from the ‘20s through the ‘50s. Hotel Indigo “Live After 5 on the Madison Patio.” 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.indigoathens. com COY/NORRIS/DEMARCUS Jazz guitarist extraordinare Dan Coy from Atlanta will be joined by John Norris (Kate Morissey) on drums and Andrea DeMarcus (Cicada Rhythm) on bass. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3144 DJ DEBACLE 20th Anniversary Dance Party. The Melting Point 9 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door) www.meltingpointathens.com THE OTHER BROTHERS BAND Allman Brothers tribute act. New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www. newearthmusichall.com HEROBUST Heavily twisted samples and digi-beats. SHLOHMO “Night time backyard noises” by an L.A. native who produces crackling, low-BPM tracks. See Calendar Pick on p. 20. STAR SLINGER U.K.-based DJ who combines hip-hop and electronic elements with the more chilled-out genres of shoegaze and soul. No Where Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 JAZZCHRONIC Local five-piece explores freaky, funky, psychedelic fusion jazz. The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 BLUES NIGHT The Shadow Executives host an open blues jam, kicking it off with a set of their own originals. Sign up at 8 p.m. Omega Bar 5 p.m. $5 (before 7 p.m.), $10 (after 7 p.m.). www.theomegabar.com THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR Two sets of live jazz every Thursday (one at 7:15 p.m. and the other at 9:15 p.m.). After 10 p.m. enjoy dancing to old school R&B with WXAG DJ Mellow Myers. Ted’s Most Best 7 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1523 JACK JIGGLES The gregarious host spins vintage R&B, soul and jazz for your enjoyment on the patio. Every other Thursday! Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10 Glass. www.terrapinbeer.com DAVE HOWARD Local singersongwriter plays mellow acoustic guitar tunes. WUOG 90.5FM “Live in the Lobby.” 8 p.m. FREE! www. wuog.org SAM SNIPER Post-alternative, country-fried twang with big anthemic
choruses, joyful harmonies and strong melody/pop sensibility. Your Pie Sidwalk Symphonies. 6 p.m. (Five Points Location). www.nourishinternational.org THE FOUR THIEVES This highenergy acoustic folk band is sure to get your boots stompin’. YOUNG AMERICA Fun folk band plays an acoustic set.
Eat. Drink. Listen Closely. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18
TYLER RAMSEY (of Band of Horses)
GREG HUMPHREYS JOSH PERKINS (on the patio)
Friday 21 Amici Italian Café 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000 FREE LANCE RUCKUS Rock band from Haddock, GA influenced by classic rock, ‘90s alternative and jam bands. Avid Bookshop Grand Opening Party. 7-9 p.m. FREE! email@example.com MADELINE Bell-voiced local songwriter Madeline Adams plays endearing songs of smalltown loves, hopes and other assorted torments and joys. The Bad Manor 9 p.m. FREE! (21+), $5 (18+, before 11 p.m.), $10 (18+, after 11 p.m.). www. thebadmanor.com FERAL YOUTH Banging electro house, dubstep, with a dash of top40 remixes. Join him every week for Feral Fridays!
Tickets $9 adv • $12 at the door
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19
FRONTIER RUCKUS Tickets $5 adv • $7 at the door THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 Allman Brothers Tribute Band
THE OTHER BROTHERS BAND Tickets $5 adv • $8 at the door
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
CHARLIE GARRETT BAND CD RELEASE
EFREN, ABBY OWENS BAND Tickets $7 adv • $10 at the door
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
MATT JOINER BAND
with Special Guest EMILY
Boar’s Head Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 JOHN SOSEBEE Eclectic mix of traditional blues and pop.
Tickets $7 adv • $10 at the door
Caledonia Lounge Devilneck Fest. 8 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18+), $20 (3-day pass). www.caledonialounge.com* BLACK TUSK Self-described “swamp metal” from Savannah. The record Passage Through Purgatory is available through Hyperrealist Records. CHRISSAKES Whether you like your punk with psychedelic guitar solos or with more aggressive guitar riffs, this band offers the perfect mix of both. DEATH OF KINGS This Atlanta metal band names Iron Maiden, Metallica, Pantera and Slayer among its influences. NATE HALL Chief singer and guitar player of metal band U.S. Christmas gone solo. LAZER/WULF This avant-metal instrumental trio mixes in prog, thrash as well as more eclectic influences for a high-energy and highly entertaining live show.
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Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com QUIET HOOVES High-energy, idiosyncratic pop that’s loose and fun. 40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www.40watt. com THE K-MACKS Danceable, highenergy country-fried punk rock. SAINT FRANCIS Scott Baston reunites former Moonshine Still members in a fiery, spirit-filled musical hootenanny like a down-home gospel church on revival Sunday. TEDO STONE Alt-country/indie/psych rock that toys with minimalist elements layered on top of each other. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com* GALACTIC Organic New Orleans funk incorporating elements of hip-hop, electronica, fusion and jazz. THE REVIVALISTS This New Orleans band plays a vibrant mix of funk, jazz k continued on next page
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and rock accented by warm pedal steel and sax. The Globe 9 p.m. $5 (includes CD). 706-3534721 ELIOTT MOORES ECOUSTIC Live ambient soul jazz. Performed on upright and electric bass along with samples, loops and synth. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJ MAHOGANY Freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves, tonight including a slew of hoedown tunes to make you dance like there’s a snake in your boots. STARLITE DEVILLES Local band featuring Eric Gregory and Bear from Twain plus Brian Crane (drums) and Pat Pawlowski (bass) playing a mix of alt country and power-pop. CD release show! THE VG MINUS Punk-tinged power-pop featuring notable locals Kurt Wood (DJ, record-collector extraordinaire), Paul Walker (Casper and the Cookies, The Eskimos) and Michelle McClure (Dictatortots, Tinfoil Stars). Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com BORDERHOP FIVE Formerly a bluegrass trio, the group has added fiddle and banjo into the mix for a more rounded-out, high, lonesome sound. Las Conchitas Caliente 7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-2500 GUITAR TRIO Jorge Noe and Beo play Mexican tunes and boleros.
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Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3144 THE KING AND THE TOASTER A ‘90s-themed dance party! The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door) www. meltingpointathens.com ABBY OWENS BAND Acoustic folkrock with a twangy country feel. CHARLIE GARRETT BAND Countrytinged Southern rock. Celebrating the release of his new CD tonight! EFREN Efren has electrified their indie-folk sound into a new Americana rock show with thick guitars and reminiscences of long nights in bars. No Where Bar 11 p.m. $5. 706-546-4742 THE AXIS A soulful mix of hip-hop, R&B and electro featuring members of Atlanta funk-powerhouse Entropy. f Nuçi’s Space Nuçi’s Space Jam Halloween Bash. 5 p.m. $5. www.nuci.org FALCONES Local band that serves up crunchy, stripped down rock and roll in the vein of The Stooges and Dinosaur Jr. NEW MADRID Echoing, Americana vocals and swift, proficient guitar plucks. SAM SNIPER Post-alternative, country-fried twang with big anthemic choruses, joyful harmonies and strong melody/pop sensibility. THE WOODGRAINS Local band that plays a blend of funk, rock and soul featuring three vocalists and charismatic harmonies. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 THE HANDS OF TIME BAND A multi-talented six-piece group will
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get you out on the dance floor with a variety of party music including soul, funk, pop, R&B, Motown and classic old-school hits from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Whole: Mind. Body. Art. 9–11:30 p.m. Donations accepted. www.wholemindbodyart.com SENTIENT RHYTHMS Improvisational, emotionally charged dance inspired by ambient, downtempo, world, electronic, house and dub.
Saturday 22 ALCES Second Annual Athens Latino Fest. Noon–7 p.m. www.facebook.com/ alcesathens TINO GARRIDO From local world music ensemble Grogus. INCATEPEC A combination of traditional tunes from South America and Cuba with a unique jazz twist. LOS MEESFITS Cuban salsa Misfits cover band includes locals Geoff Terry and Selana. Translated by Eric H. The Bad Manor 9 p.m. FREE! (21+), $5 (18+, before 11 p.m.), $10 (18+, after 11 p.m.). www. thebadmanor.com DJRX DJ-remixer Brian Gonzalez delivers original audio/video productions that focus on pop music of this generation, with forays into rock, old school, country and electronica. Bishop Park “Athens Farmers Market.” 8 a.m.– noon. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net EDDIE GLIKIN AND FRIENDS SursieVision percussionist plays smooth, jazzy rock with international influences. (10 a.m.) Caledonia Lounge Devilneck Fest. 3 p.m. $13 (21+), $15 (18+), $20 (3-day pass). www.caledonialounge.com* DEMONAUT Riff-heavy mix of classic rock and metal. GRIPE Local grindcore/powerviolence. IN THE LURCH Local three-piece that cranks out crunchy guitar riffs and sinister basslines, citing Primus and Tool as influences. OMEAN Doom metal with a hint of progressive and psychedelic chord and note sequences. PRIMATE Featuring Bill Kelliher of Mastodon, Primate has enough metal background to reach rock volumes they describe as “brutal.” SAVAGIST Impressive Athens metal band featuring fine folks from punk/ metal bands 300 Cobras, Hot Breath and The Dumps. SCARAB Fast-paced and unrelenting prog metal from Atlanta. SHARK HEART Local progressive metal band. Formerly known as Cancerstick. SONS OF TONATIUH Crusty doom punk from Atlanta. ZOROASTER Atlanta trio plays psychedelic doom. Downtown Milledgeville 10 a.m.–Midnight. www.deeprootsfestival.com DEEP ROOTS FESTIVAL Featuring performances by Georgia bands The Whigs, Reptar, Cowboy and more! Falling Creek Farms Noon. $15 (adv.), $20 (gate). www. fallingcreekfarms.net* WALLER IN THA HOLLER Brand new Americana day festival hosted
by a local farmer and celebrating organic living. The farm is located about 25 miles southeast of Athens and all ages are welcome. The lineup includes Lera Lynn, Radiolucent, Efren, Holman Autry, Clay Leverett, Burning Angels, The Darnell Boys, Betsy Kingston and the Crowns and Jeremy Wells. Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com CICADA RHYTHM Athens/Atlanta acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk. MONAHAN Ryan Monahan backed by Josh McMichael on bass and Lemuel Hayes on drums. Ryan has a gorgeous, expressive Jeff Buckleyesque voice that soars and sighs with equal grace. BJ WILBANKS Bluesy Americana artist from Georgia. Flicker Theatre & Bar “Flicker’s 4th Annual Kids Dance Party!” 3–5 p.m. FREE for parents, $3 for kids and childless adults. www.flickertheatreandbar.com LIKE TOTALLY! Jenny Woodward’s cartoony, “kindie” band playing tunes for both for kids and tweeminded adults. These pop tunes are custom made for dancing and singing along—and costumes are strongly encouraged! 40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $15. www.40watt.com ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER Half of indie-rock duo Fiery Furnaces, multi-instrumentalist Friedberger plays her dynamic, melodic solo material. Read our feature on Eleanor at www.flagpole.com. WILD FLAG Supergroup featuring members of Sleater-Kinney, Helium, The Minders, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks and others playing infectious rock and roll. See story on p. 15. Front Porch Bookstore 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236 ERIC GREGORY & KEITH FOWLER Alternative country/pop rock. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com* DEAD CONFEDERATE With its moody, dark weaving of Southern rock and grunge, Dead Confederate is quickly ascending in popularity across the nation and beyond. See story on p. 16. FUR COATS Punk, power pop from Chicago. SUNNY 100 Smooth rock tunes from former members of A. Armada. Go Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-5609 DR. FRED’S KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John “Dr. Fred” Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. TWIN POWERS DJ Dan Geller (Gold Party, The Agenda) and friends spin late-night glam rock, new wave, Top 40, punk and Britpop. The dance party begins after karaoke.
OLE RUSS Woodstock-based psychedelic folk. YE OLDE SUB SHOPPE Big-hearted pop music played on tiny instruments. Max “Max After Dark III.” 10 p.m. 706-2543392 BANGRADIO Self-styled slinger of “Athens Euro,” this DJ offers a mix of Eurotrash, dirty South, hip-hop, dubstep, classic rock, rock and pop remixes. DEADBEAT DJS This DJ duo spins upbeat electro house. The Melting Point 9 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door) www.meltingpointathens.com MATT JOINER BAND Local Athens blues and rock and roll band fueled by Matt Joiner’s exceptional guitar playing. EMILY MCCANNON Hauntingly beautiful Southern ballads filled out by church hall piano. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 THE ORIGINAL SCREW TOPS Formerly the SOB Blues Band. Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10 Glass. www.terrapinbeer.com ILLICITIZEN Originally the solo project of singer-songwriter Eric Cavanaugh, Illicitizen has fleshed out its sound with a programmed rhythm section and Maria Zaccaro on bass. Performing music inspired by post-punk and rock. Tlaloc El Mexicano Restaurant 10 p.m. FREE! 706-613-9301 D-CENT JERKS Puerto Rico-based band influenced by ska and punk rock. THE FACT Latino punk rock based here in Athens. TRIANGLE FIRE Brand-new local crust-punk band. UGA Hodgson Hall 8 p.m. $20-$49, $5 (with valid student ID). www.uga.edu/pac PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND Legendary New Orleans jazz band performs tonight with the equally legendary bluegrass pioneers Del McCoury Band to create a seamless blend of soul-lifting traditional harmonies and high and lonesome Appalachian music. Wayfarer Music Hall “A Night of Soul.” 8 p.m. $10. 770267-2035 LAURA REED Soulful vocals and electric performances. Reed has written and performed with everyone from George Clinton to Peter Rowan and is currently recording with Grammy-winning producer/songwriter Shannon Sanders.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com SUITCASE JUNKET One-man folk band comprised of Matt Lorenz and his instruments made of salvaged items.
Highwire Lounge 8–11 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge. com HOLLY BELLE Local singer-songwriter Holly Belle sings smoky, acoustic ballads accompanied by cello. KAITLIN JONES Local folk guitarist/ vocalist Kaitlin Jones performs a solo set of Americana-tinged country originals.
Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3144 DJ LOZO Spinning punk rock. GRAPE SODA Local band featuring the brothers Lewis (Mat and Ryan), on vocals, organ and drums, playing reverb-heavy garage psych-rock.
The Melting Point Soupfest 11 a.m. FREE! www.meltingpointsathens.com JOSH PERKINS Dark, fast-paced pop-rock from Athens. RAND LINES DUO Expect classic jazz tunes.
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Lucinda Williams, Blake Mills Georgia Theatre Lucinda Williams doesn’t get the credit she deserves for almost single-handedly creating a new genre of music. Born in Lake Charles, LA and raised all over the Southeast, Williams wrote music that baffled the industry; nobody knew how to market a talented woman playing a blend of country, folk, rock and pop. Though she released her first album in 1979, Lucinda Williams it wasn’t until her selftitled album of 1989 that Williams captured the full attention of her peers. And after the release of 1992’s Sweet Old World, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris (herself a precursor to Williams) and Tom Petty all covered Williams’ songs. Worldwide attention soon followed. Because Williams is a perfectionist, it took her six years to release her next record, 1998’s Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which is widely considered her best. She may have been previously ignored by radio due to the unclassifiable nature of her songs, but after this release she became a mainstay—the female counterpart to Steve Earle, minus the prison sentence. Never a prolific songwriter, Williams has only released a handful of albums since 1998. Her latest, Blessed, is her first album since 2008’s Little Honey, and it’s easily her most rock-influenced recording. There is a new growl and bite in the otherwise soothing timbre of her vocals. You couldn’t ask for a better example of country rock than album opener “Buttercup,” and other songs on the album would fit nicely on a Paul Westerberg solo release (incidentally, an artist Williams is on record as respecting). Lucinda Williams broke ground in the world of music and, in doing so, helped pave the way for a generation of young, female songwriters seeking to establish themselves in the world of country-rock and country-pop. The career of Lucinda Williams has made it easier for artists like Taylor Swift to prosper (which, depending on your perspective, is either a good or a bad thing). But, while many have come in her wake, there is truly no substitute for the genuine article. [John Seay]
Flicker Theatre & Bar Out of this World Eclectic Music Showcase. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706546-0039 CASINO Rap artist bringing flavor from the Eastside of Athens. CLAMIN’ PLUTO Hip-hop duo with Northern swag. DEAD BROKE Rap duo from the west side of Athens with anthemic choruses and a smart use of metaphors. GUICCI EARTH Grungy local rock.
Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com ALEXIS GIDEON Accompanied by minimal beats, guitar and xylophone, this Portland-based rapper is backed by projected animation illustrating his entertaining lyrics. MOTHS Moths plays a mostly acoustic sort of ‘70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge. NUTRITIONAL PEACE Local “vegan ambient” group creates lush, hypnotizing soundscapes using sax, guitar, keys, autoharp and various percussion.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $22. www.georgiatheatre.com BLAKE MILLS In-demand session guitarist and touring musician who has worked with Band of Horses, Weezer, Cass McCombs, Lucinda Williams, Kid Rock and many others, takes center stage with his original mellow Southern California rock. LUCINDA WILLIAMS Grammy Award-winning folk, country and blues singer-songwriter. See Calendar Pick on this page. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!, $3 to play. 706-3533050 OPEN MIC Mondays! Hosted by local soulful singer Kyshona Armstrong. New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. $8. www.newearthmusichall. com FOXY SHAZAM Progressive, overthe-top rock band led by Eric Nally’s theatrical vocals that’ve garnered comparisons to Queen.
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www.40watt. com CHROMAZONE “Electronic-infused funk rock” featuring several members of UGA’s Music Business Program playing a mix of covers and originals. E.COMPANY Spacey jazz with horns and a cool organ sound. NEW SNEAKERS Five-piece Southern jam-rock fusion. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, guitar-driven indie rock influenced by bands like Guided by Voices. Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid
also features Robby Handley (bass) and Marlon Patton (drums). Every Tuesday. Little Kings Shuffle Club Athens Farmers Market. 4–7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3144 SCOTT BAXENDALE AND FRIENDS Guitar dynamicism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Bluesy riffs with soul. (4:30 p.m.) 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3144 GNARX Howling bluesy punk featuring the fierce growl of Chelsea Ray Lea, Christopher Ingham on guitar and Dain Marx on drums. PATRICK JENNINGS Ex-Hot New Mexicans guitarist. LANDLORD Three-piece grunge rock band from Bloomington, IN with lots of solid guitar solos and rad jams. WADE BOGGS Local punk band featuring Ian McCord (Hot New Mexicans) and lots of catchy hooks. The Melting Point 7:30 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens. com DANGERMUFFIN These Americana rockers call to mind My Morning Jacket.
Wednesday 26 Blue Sky 5–10 p.m. www.blueskyathens.com VINYL WEDNESDAY Bring your own vinyl and be a DJ for the night. Boar’s Head Lounge 9 p.m. 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC NIGHT Welcoming singer-songwriters every Wednesday.
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $ tba (21+), $2 (18+). www. caledonialounge.com 400 BLOWS This L.A. band combines elements of hardcore punk and heavy metal with a particularly ferocius live performance. HEX MACHINE Reckless noise rock with elements of math metal and sleazy grunge that’s been compared to The Melvins and The Jesus Lizard. Farm 255 Jazz Night. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-5494660 CALEB DAMELL Of The Darnell Boys. Flight Tapas and Bar 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0200 MARY SIGALAS Visiting standards and not-so-standards from the ‘20s through the ‘50s. Every Wednesday. 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $21 (adv). www.40watt.com* CSS Brazilian dance rock band playing an explosive, sexy blend of disco grooves and punk attitude. EMA Erika M. Anderson (ex-Gowns) writes haunting, deeply emotional and intricately arranged songs that teeter between droning folk and alt-rock. MEN Led by Le Tigre’s JD Samson, Men plays electropop anthems.
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DEBUT REVUE & HAPPY HOUR DANCE PARTY doors open at 5pm
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $18. www.georgiatheatre.com* CASPA Legendary dubstep DJ, credited with releasing the first-ever commercially available dubstep record. In addition to running three labels, he also remixes for the likes of Deadmau5, Depeche Mode and Kid Sister, just to name a few.
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Go Bar 10 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609 BIG EYES Brooklyn band that falls more or less under the garage rock umbrella, offering chord stabs and vocals that are both tuneful and intense. THE DIAMOND CENTER Shimmering, reverb-soaked neopsychedelia. VINCAS Energetic, erratic garage punk with growling guitars, howling vocals and a bit of rockabilly blues swagger.
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Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com LARA OSHON TRIO Lara Oshon’s newest project is a trio serving up some smooth blue-eyed soul. Lara’s rich, warm voice and piano stylings flow over lush upright bass played by Chris Enghauser. Anchoring the rhythm and groove is Louis Romanos on drums. New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. $6. www.newearthmusichall. com ARMAZILLA Fierce, riff-heavy hard rock from Atlanta. BURNS LIKE FIRE Stewed, screwed, tattooed punk rock that will leave you flat on your face. MUSIC HATES YOU High-energy and higher volume, Music Hates You plays dirt metal. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Omega Bar 9 p.m. $3. www.theomegabar.com SPICY SALSA Lessons at 9:30 p.m. followed by open dancing at 10:30. No partner or experience necessary. Every Wednesday.
ST. FRANCIS THE K-MACKS TEDO STONE doors open at 8pm
WILD FLAG ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER (of The Fiery Furnaces)
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NEW SNEAKERS E. COMPANY • CHROMAZONE doors open at 8pm
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CSS MEN EMA
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BAND OF HORSES doors open at 8pm
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Call for Artists (Farmington Depot Gallery) Seeking artists and food vendors for Festiboo (Oct. 29–30) and a Holiday Market (Dec. 2–3). Email for application. email@example.com Call for Artists (Little Kings Shuffle Club) The Moonlight Gypsy Market (Nov. 11) is accepting vendor applications for artists, crafters and junk collectors. Fill out online application. $15. moonlightgypsymarket @gmail.com, www.facebook.com/ moonlightgypsymarket Call for Submissions (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA)) Seeking works that strip away layers of convention attached to the trope “Southern.” Deadline Nov. 10. Exhibit dates Jan. 21–Mar. 3. www.athica.org/callforentries.php Indie Craftstravaganzaa Holiday Market (Downtown Athens) Seeking artist vendors for craft fair on Dec. 3, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Application deadline Oct. 24. $110. athensindiecraftstravaganzaa@
CLASSES Beginning Bellydance (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) Egyptian-style bellydance for people of all ages, sizes and fitness levels. Wednesdays, 7:30–8:30 p.m. $10. 706-424-0195, www.wholemindbodyart.com Bellydance for Fitness (YWCO) Have fun and exercise at the same time. Mondays & Wednesdays, 6–7 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org Butt ‘n’ Gut (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) An instensive 30-minute workout focused on abs and glutes. Every Tuesday and Thursday. 5:30–6 p.m. $6. 706-424-0195, www.wholemind bodyart.com Computer Tutorials (ACC Library) Choose from a list of topics for personalized instruction. Call to register. Thursdays, 9 a.m. 706-6133650, ext. 354 Dance Classes (Dancefx) Ballet, tap, hip-hop, Zumba, contemporary, ballroom, Latin, swing, karate,
clogging and exercise classes like Pilates and body sculpting. Check website for schedule. 706-3553078, www.dancefx.org Earth Skills Series: Shelter (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Develop the skill to create fire from materials found in the wild. Nov. 19, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $66. 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/botgarden Genealogy 102: Census Records Online (Oconee County Library) Research family history online using Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online. Call to register. Oct. 26, 5–6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 Health and Wellness Classes (Athens Community Council on Aging) Athens Community Council on Aging hosts senior-friendly Ballroom Dancing, Line Dancing, Yoga, Tai Chi and more! 706-549-4850, www.acc aging.org Ladies’ Non-Contact Cardio Boxing (Lay Park) Build muscle strength, endurance, balance, agility and coordination. Wednesdays through Oct. 24, 7–8 p.m. $10. 706-
Greg Benson’s paintings are on display at Aurum Studios through Nov. 12.
For some crazy reason, there is a huge batch of kittens that have been turned in to ACC. Please come in if you have been 150 Buddy Christian Way • 706-613-3887 thinking of adopting, since it’s hard for Open every day 10am-4pm except Wednesday the older cats to find homes with all the competition! Do you need a helper? Maybe Beautiful young black What big green eyes she has! And with housecleaning chores, folding kitty is such a lover and laundry, etc.? Well, this pretty dilute extremely well socialized. no tail. She has two cute boy kittens and one of them also has no tail calico girl wants to help you in every She loves attention and way. She’ll make everything funner returns affection. I saw her (below). She’s a skinny, and watch you with pure adoration gently tap someone on the stripey in her eyes. ankle to let them know she sweetheart, was ready for more petting. quiet and cuddly.
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ACC ANIMAL CONTROL 19 Dogs Received, 13 Dogs Placed 17 Cats Received, 8 Cats Placed ATHENS AREA HUMANE SOCIETY 3 Cats Received, 3 Cats Placed, 0 Healthy Adoptable Cats Euthanized
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613-3596, www.athensclarkecounty. com/lay Power Yoga (Active Climbing) Vinyasa flow yoga. All levels welcome. Every Sunday. 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! (first class), $5–8. www.activeclimbing.com Propagating Native Plants from Seeds (State Botanical Garden) A discussion on how to collect, clean and store different types of native plant seeds. Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $45. 706-5426156, www.uga.edu/botgarden Sharpshooter’s Basketball Clinic (Lay Park) Focus on proper shooting techniques and other fundamental basketball skills. 5:30–6:30 p.m. $1 (ACC residents), $2 (non-ACC residents). 706-6133596, www.athensclarkecounty. com/lay Thistle and Kudzu Scottish Country Dancers (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) No partner or experience necessary. Bring your dancing shoes. Every Tuesday, 7–9 p.m. $3. www.thistle andkudzu.net
Wisdom of Body (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Achieve bodymind-spirit alignment with Carl Lindberg, certified Qigong instructor. Mondays through Oct. 31, 1–2 p.m. $80 (8 weeks), $12 (per class). 706-542-6156, see www.uga.edu/ botgarden Yoga Classes (Total Training Gym & Yoga Center) Classes offered in tai chi, vinyasa flow, yoga for athletes, integral hatha yoga, power flow, power lunch Pilates and power lunch yoga. Check website for dates and times. On-going. 706-316-9000, www.totaltrainingcenter.com Yoga in Five Points (Five Points) Offering classes in flow, fluid, power, prenatal, hatha, anusara and vinyasa yoga for all levels. Check website for schedule. 706-355-3114, www.athensfivepointsyoga.com Zumba at the Garden (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves comprise this dynamic fitness program. Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. $10/class, $80/session. www.uga. edu/botgarden
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Athens, GA Half Marathon (Athens, GA) Currently seeking volunteers to assist with runner packet distribution, expo operations, course directing, hospitality and race day operations. Race is on Oct. 22–23. Sign up online. www.volunteer.truist. com/hng/volunteer/home Drivers for Veterans Volunteers needed to drive veterans to Athens and Augusta hospitals. VA furnishes vehicles. Call Roger at 706-202-0587. Seeking Volunteers (Oconee County Library) The children’s department is seeking volunteers to create book displays and assist in making bulletin boards. 706-7693950, email@example.com Volunteers Needed (Athens, GA) Help needed for planning, setting up and cleaning up the 2nd annual LatinoFest, an event celebrating the local Latino community through music, food, art, dance and more. firstname.lastname@example.org
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KIDSTUFF Creative Dynamics (Athens Little Playhouse) A beginning level drama class for ages 5–9. Thursdays, 5–6 p.m. $65 (per month). email@example.com Family Creative Movement (Floorspace) Explore creative movement, yoga, dance improv and music for parents and children of all ages. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. $6–12. www.floorspaceathens.com Knee-High Naturalists (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Nature exploration, animal encounters, hikes and crafts. Alternating Wednesdays, 3:30–4:30 p.m. $24. 706-613-3515, www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandy creeknaturecenter Mama-Baby Yoga for Crawlers (Mind Body Institute) For crawling babes until they begin walking. Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. $60 (10 classes). 706-475-7329, www.armc.org/mbi Seeking Volunteers (Oconee County Library) Seeking teenage volunteers to assist in the creation of the “Alice in Wonderland Haunted
House.” Oct. 24–27, 4–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 Teen Read Week Art Contest (ACC Library) Enter an art contest with categories Original Characters, Fan Art Characters and Manga Self-Portrait. Online voting Oct. 2631. Ages 11-18. Oct. 1–25. FREE! 706-613-3650 www.clarke.public. lib.ga.us
SUPPORT ANAD Support Group (Holy Cross Lutheran Church) New support group for individuals suffering from eating disorders. Saturdays, 10 a.m. 678-612-2697, www.anad.org/ get-help/support-groups/georgia Athens Adoption Parents and Children Together New group for families with adopted children. Monthly meetings. Stacy, 770601-3042, athensadoptivepact@ gmail.com Emotional Abuse Support Group (Call for location) Childcare is provided. Call the Project Safe hotline: 706-543-3331. Wednesdays, 6:30–8 p.m. Sapph.Fire (Nuçi’s Space) Social, support and volunteer organization for lesbian and bisexual women. Email for next meeting date. Sapph. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook. com/sapphfire.athens
ART AROUND TOWN Amici Italian Café (233 E. Clayton St.) Art by Brooke Davidson. Through October. Artini’s Art Lounge (296 W. Broad St.) In support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an exhibit of work done by survivors, surviving families, Project Safe employees and other supporters. Through Nov. 6. Ashford Manor (5 Harden Hill Rd., Watkinsville) “Shona on the Lawn,” a self-guided garden tour featuring contemporary Zimbabwean sculptors. Through October. Athens Academy (1281 Spartan Dr.) Original art by Kate Sherrill, illustrator of Jack the Cat, a recently published children’s book about Charleston and Fort Sumter through the eyes of a gray tabby cat. Through Dec. 9. • Works by Stuart McCall Libby, LeeAnn Mitchell and Susan Nees. Through Dec. 9. Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “Mystery Selections” showcases interactive sculptures, installations and two site-specific wall paintings by six local artists selected from the 124 “Mystery Triennial” participating artists. Through Nov. 6. Aurum Studios (125 E. Clayton St.) 24 recent paintings by Greg Benson and wire sculptures by Noah Saunders. Opening reception Oct. 20. Through Nov. 12. Big City Bread Cafe (393 N. Finley St.) Abstract oil paintings by Elana Munroe-Gregory. Through October. Circle Gallery, UGA College of Environmental Design (Caldwell Hall) “Learning from the Land,” works by Edward Daugherty. Through Oct. 25. Farmington Depot Gallery (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 16 artists, the gallery exhibits paintings, sculpture, folk art, ceramics, fine furniture and more. Permanent collection artists include Anna Marino, Tom & Beth Phillips, Larry Hamilton and more. Flicker Theatre & Bar (263 W. Washington St.) Halloweenish Art by 14 Local Artists. Through October. Fringe Collective Artistic Studios (159 Jackson Street) “Penumbra,” a special Halloween art exhibit featuring the work of local artists. Opening reception Oct. 22. Through October. Georgia Museum of Art (90 Carlton St.) “American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print” contains 120 original posters and 20 hand-carved wooden printing blocks. Through Nov. 6. • “Edmund Lewandowski: Precisionism and Beyond” features 50 examples of the artist’s career. Through Dec. 4. • “Hot Metal and Cool Paper: The Black Art of Making Books” presents works by private presses. Through Nov. 6. • “Introduction to the Centers” features prints,
Survive and Revive (Call for location) Domestic violence support group for Clarke and Madison counties. 6:30–8 p.m. Project Safe: 706-543-3331
ON THE STREET 27th Annual Birdseed Sale (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Order birdseed through Oct. 28 to help support Sandy Creek. 706-6133615, ext. 0, www.athensclarke county.com/sandycreeknaturecenter Athens Land Trust Design Competition (Athens Land Trust) Submit initial design proposals by Nov. 14. FREE! www.athenslandtrust. org/cannontown.htm Downtown Parade of Lights (Downtown Athens) This year’s theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Register by Nov. 17. 706-613-3620, robinstevens@athensclarkecounty. com, www.accleisureservices.com Free to Breathe Run/Walk (Sandy Creek Park) Raise funding for lung cancer research when you register for this 5K run or one-mile walk. Nov. 13, 7 a.m. $15–$20. 608316-3786, www.freetobreathe.org Fright Night Trilogy Haunted House (Old Craven Pottery Building) Dusk–11 p.m. (Monday-Thursday), dusk–2 a.m. (Friday-Sunday) 678-622-2675 f
drawings, letters and photos relating to Pierre Daura and Alfred Heber Holbrook (founder and first director of GMOA). Through Nov. 20. • Anthony Goicolea’s “Snowscape” includes a large photographic mural on Plexiglas and a video installation. Through Nov. 30. Georgia Theatre (215 N. Lumpkin St.) Photographs of Athens musicians by Jason Thrasher. Through November. The Grit (199 Prince Ave.) New acrylic and watercolor portraits by Lea Purvis. Through Nov. 6. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar (1560 Oglethorpe Ave.) “Art From Hawai’i” features original paintings by Agnieszka de Gielgud Nickelson. Through October. Highwire Lounge (269 N. Hull St.) Recent work by painter Jeremy Hughes. Through October. Hotel Indigo (500 College Ave.) “Dawgs and Dogs: The Works of Wingate Downs and Mary Engel.” Jennifer Jangles Studio and Gallery (10 Barnett Shoals Rd.) A studio and gallery of jewelry, pottery, fabrics, ribbon and more. Jittery Joe’s Coffee (297 E. Broad St.) Acrylic paintings by Mandy Elias. Just Pho…and More (1063 Baxter St.) Artwork by Leslie Litt. Through November. Last Resort Grill (184 W. Clayton St.) Achitectural illustrations by Jill Leite. Through Nov. 1. Lyndon House Arts Center (293 Hoyt St.) “Automotive Fine Art,” featuring watercolor and acrylic paintings of vintage cars. Through Oct. 22. • “Two Wheels Through Time” contains images of motorcycles and bicycles. Through Oct. 22. OCAF (34 School St., Watkinsville) The Georgia Small Works Exhibition, juried by Margaret Morrison and Ted Saupe. Through Nov. 12. • Paintings by Virginia Parker detailing the relationship between environment and heredity. Through Oct. 21. Republic Salon (312 E. Broad St.) Vibrant and surreal paintings by Jessica McVey. Through October. State Botanical Garden of Georgia (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) “From the Land” features work by pastel artist and architectural illustrator Lorraine Plaxico. Through Nov. 27. • “Forged from Nature” is an outdoor series of sculpted garden gates by artist Andrew T. Crawford. Town 220 (Madison) “Gary Hudson: Art Lives, Works from the ‘70s, California and New York.” Through Oct. 30. Trace Gallery (160 Tracy St.) “In the Company of Wolves” features works by 11 tattoo artists. Through Nov. 12. Transmetropolitan (145 E. Clayton St.) Paintings by Lisa Tantillo. Through October. Walker’s Coffee & Pub (128 College Ave.) Artwork by Ainhoa Bilbao Canup. Through October. White Tiger Gourmet Food & Chocolates (217 Hiawasee Ave.) “Dinner and a Show” includes paintings of the Boulevard area by Mary Porter. Through October.
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reality check Matters Of The Heart And Loins I have a big problem. My best friend of many, many years has always had a flair for drama. He can’t do anything without making a huge production out of it, and over the years, our whole group of friends has gotten used to it. Something good happens to one of us, and he’ll call with congratulations. New house? He brings over an expensive bottle of wine and a beautiful serving dish. Dog dies? He’ll send flowers and a heartfelt, incredibly well-written card explaining that he has donated to the Humane Society in your dog’s name. Every social gathering requires a group photo, which is always printed and sent to each of us. He’s very thoughtful and an all-around great guy, so we are all thrilled to see that his latest relationship is not only going very well, but we all like his girlfriend a lot. As you might imagine, this has not always been the case, and when we were in our 20s there was a string of girls that were referred to as “soul mates” or “the one.” He’s a passionate guy, and we love him dearly, so we all smiled patiently and prayed that the girl would go away, and, without fail, she always did. But this one is different. We all see it, and he does, too. I just got an invitation in the mail from him for “A Special Gathering” in another city next month. My dear friend is planning to propose to this wonderful woman, and, afterward, we’re all supposed to go to dinner. I’m sure you know where I’m going here, right? What if she says no? Isn’t this a little too much pressure to put on her? How can I tell him this is a terrible idea without hurting his feelings or letting him know that I even think there is a slight chance that she will refuse him? I really hope this goes well for him, and I want him to be happy and all that, but I am so afraid. Am I crazy? Should I just keep my mouth shut and go along? Best Buddy You are a wise man, BB, to consider the feelings of your friend’s lady in this situation. I assume that his intention is to propose to her while they are alone, and then meet y’all afterward(?). You should call him up and ask him the specifics (right after you congratulate him, of course), and then if he is actually planning on asking her in front of everybody, see if you can talk him out of it. From what you said it isn’t clear that this is his intention anyway— unless you left something out in your description of that invite. You need to trust that your buddy wouldn’t be popping the question—at least not popping the question publicly—if he isn’t reasonably sure he’s going to get the answer he wants. People might do that in their 20s, but by now we are all old enough to at least have had a conversation about it in
advance. It’ll be fine. And if it’s not, at least you’ll be there to get him drunk. I am getting married in a couple of months to a man that I love very much. He is perfect for me in every way. We get along well, we love each other’s families, have the same values and want the same things out of life. I do find his friends a little bit annoying sometimes, mostly because they act like little kids, but they are good guys at heart. Most of them are single, and they have all known each other for their whole lives. They like to hunt and watch football and do guy stuff together. So, now that we’re getting married, they all are talking about a bachelor party. I know they just say stuff to rile me up sometimes, but they are seriously talking about taking him to a strip club in the city for his party. They are just a bunch of good ol’ boys, and I know they don’t mean any harm, but I also know that when a bunch of guys get together like this, things can get out of hand. I really would prefer if he doesn’t do this. I also think he would rather not do it, but he doesn’t want to disappoint them or have them give him a hard time for chickening out. I trust him, and I know they wouldn’t do anything to really hurt me or mess us up, but I don’t think any of them really knows what might happen. I don’t want to make a big deal out of this, but what should I do? I don’t know why they can’t just get together for a fishing trip or something like they always do. I mentioned it to his mom the last time I saw her, and she just rolled her eyes and said, “Boys will be boys.” Is there anything for me to be worried about? Am I making it worse if I make a big deal over it? Bride to Be Strip clubs are funny things, BTB. They seem like a big deal. They seem big and loud and scary (or awesome, depending on your perspective), but they’re just bars with naked women in them. And those women are there for one thing: to make money. They’re not going to steal your man (they likely won’t even see him as a man, but rather as a fistful of dollar bills) or do anything more than rub up against the outside of his clothes. Gross? Yes. Dangerous? No. Basically, your good ol’ boys can’t afford the kind of trouble you’re worried about. And the more you make a big deal about it, the more likely they are to tease you and try to rub it in. What you should do is, tell him you’re not worried, that you trust him completely, and that under no circumstances are any of them to drive. Then kiss him good-bye and make sure he showers before he gets into bed that night. And make him boil his clothes. Jyl Inov
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Eastside quadraplex, 2BR/2BA, $500/mo. & 2BR/1BA, $475/mo. Eastside duplex, 2BR/1BA & FP, $475/mo. 3BR/2BA & FP, $650/mo. Call McWaters Realty, (706) 353-2700 or cell, (706) 540-1529. For rent: very small 1 room efficiency garage apt. 1.5 blocks from 5 Pts. N/S only. $400/mo., incl. water. Email email@example.com. Half off rent 1st 2 mos. when you mention this ad! 2BR/2BA apts. a few blocks from Dwntn. off North Ave. Pet friendly & no pet fee! Dep. only $150. Rent from $625-675/mo. incl. trash. (706) 548-2522, www.dovetailmanagement. com. Studios and a 2BR Dwntn., across from campus. Avail. Jan. 1. Call (404) 5575203.
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2BR unique mill house. Hear t pine flr. w/ 11 ft. beam ceilings. Sunny LR, new BA, W/D, DW, CHAC. 477 Whitehall. $700/mo. (706) 353-1750, ext. 104. 2BR/1BA close to Dwntn./ UGA. HWflrs, sunny, CHAC, W/D, sec. sys., fenced yd. Great for pets. Mama’s Boy area. $650/mo. Avail. 10/1. Liz, (706) 540-5979. 3BR/1BA house near mall w/ lg. kitchen, attached garage, lg. wooded b a c k y a rd . Wa s h e r i n c l . $530/mo. Lease/purchase option avail. (706) 5494580. 3 BR/2 BA o n O g l e th o rp e Ave. across from old Navy School. Fenced-in back yd., pet friendly. $890/mo. Call (770) 725-1555 for an appt. 3BR/1BA, 140 Airport Rd. on Eastside. Storage shed, back deck & privacy fence. Very spacious, great location. $750/mo. + dep. Pets OK. (706) 254-3450. 3BR/2BA house on culde-sac for rent. On Eastside off Barnett Shoals Rd. $900/ mo. w/ yr. lease. Call (404) 392-8977 to see. 3BR/2BA, LR/DR, den, laundr y room, garage, n i c e y d . , F P, a l l e l e c t . appls. Leafy, quiet n’hood. Eastside. 180 Longview. Pets OK. Avail. 11/1. $875/ mo. (706) 286-0568. 3 B R / 2 B A h o u s e . U n i v. Cir., 1 mi. from UGA. All appls., W/D, lg. fenced yd., carport. $1100/mo., $800 dep. Oct. & Nov. rent free! (404) 983-7063. 3BR/2BA remodeled house w/ bonus rm. 320 Conrad Dr., DW, W/D, all elect., 1 mi. from Dwntn. Athens. $900/mo. + dep. Avail. now. Contact Brian, (706) 6137242.
3BR/1.5 BA. Lg. washroom with W/D. deck, front porch. Rent to own. $650/mo. + $1500 down payment. (706) 254-2936. 4BR/2BA house on Eastside for rent. HWflrs., carport, lg. yard. $1K/mo. www.infotube. net/152273. Call (706) 3699679, cell (706) 207-0935, or call Pam (706) 540-3809 lv. msg. 4BR/4BA house Dwntn. A steal! Walk to everything! Stainless, HWflrs., whole house audio, covered porch. W/D incl. $1200/mo. Avail. now. Aaron, (706) 207-2957. AtlasRealEstateAdvisors.com. Awesome house! 597 Dearing St., 4BR/2BA, $1050/ mo. 2045 Robert Hardman Rd., Winterville, 5BR/2BA, $1095/mo. 4BR on Whitehall Rd., $750/mo. 267 Atlanta Ave., 2BR/1BA +office, $675/ mo. Call Nancy Flowers & Co. Real Estate, (706) 546-7946. Or visit nancyflowers.com for virtual tours. You will love them! I heart Flagpole Classifieds! Modern 3BR/2BA house on 3 acres. Quiet country location just 9 mi. from Dwntn Athens. Big kitchen, LR w/ FP. W/D hookup. $950/mo. (706) 5408461. Nice home, 3BR/2BA, 2 bonus rms./den. HWflrs., carpet, W/D conn., lg. private back yd., near bus line. A must see, call today! (706) 338-9065. Students/family welcome. Perfect 1BR/1BA Boulevard cottage avail 12/1, $550. W/D, HWflrs., electric A/C, gas heat. Pets allowed w/ pet dep. Perfect for grad student or couple. rentme@ contenttohelp.com. Private country home. 5BR/3BA, 2 kitchens. Screened porch. Living rm. w/ fp. 2 car det. garage. All elec. 3 phone lines. Rec. rm. Tallassee Rd. $1150/ mo. (770) 868-5741 Recently remodeled 3BR/1BA house. $900/mo. 1 mi. from Dwntn. HWflrs., CHAC, W/D, covered porch, lg. closets, built-in bookcases. Call (706) 224-2472. Retreat South, 4BR/4BA. Beautiful cottage off S. Milledge. Located next to pool w/ porches and decks overlooking forest. Check it out at www.facebook. com/scottproperties or call Staci (706) 296-1863. Residential or commercial: very lg. older home on 1.5 acres, 10 rms., 2 kitchens, 2BAs, lg. porch & deck. On busline. $1200/mo. David, (706) 247-1398. Reduced! 4BR/2BA, 845 W. H a n c o c k , H W f l r s . , C H A C , a v a i l . n o w. P e t s OK! 4 blocks to Dwntn. $1050/mo. Call (864) 7843049.
Student special! Near bus line. 4BR/2BA, ample parking, fenced yd. w/ storage bldg., $800/mo. + $800 dep. Call Rose, (706) 255-0472, Prudential Blanton Properties.
Parking & Storage UGA parking spaces. Across the street from campus, law & library. $25/mo. Contact Keith, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., (706) 354-4261.
Roommates 2BR/1BA duplex. Beautiful & fully furnished. 4 mi. from GA Square Mall in Bogart area. Retiree wants roommate to share expenses. $385/mo. + dep. covers everything. (678) 879-9772.
Rooms for Rent 2 rms. for rent in 4BR house in Normaltown. 1BR/1BA, $500/mo. + utils. Avail. now & spring. N/S. Contact Taylor, (214) 502-3005 or Sofi, (423) 280-9262. BR w/ private bath/entrance, $375/mo. incl. all utils. Avail. Dec. 1. Mature, quiet adult preferred. Furnished w/ cable/ internet. Home shared w/ mature female. Outside dogs welcome. (706) 549-3728. Dashiell Cottages. Move–in $90/wk.! (706) 850-0491. Lg. room, all amenities, WiFi, unlimited long distance. Enjoy our river community, 5 blocks to UGA. Enjoy the wildlife observation. Half house to share. $380/ mo., 1 mo. dep., 1/2 utils. Fully furnished, W/D, carport, deck, private BA, no pets, smoker OK. Near Ga. Square Mall. (706) 296-5764.
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For Sale Miscellaneous Bidders Buy Auction. New & used items, collectables, & antiques. Auctions every Fri. & Sat. 1459 Hargrove Lake Rd. in Winterville. Visit www. biddersbuyauctions.com or call (706) 742-2205 for more info.
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Kitchen Table Stereo since 1989, electronic technical services. Guitar amp repair, keyboard & organ service, new & used equipment sales, service and installation. Roger, (706) 355-3071.
Instant cash is now being paid for good vinyl records & CDs in fine condition. Wuxtry Records, at corner of Clayton & College downtown. (706) 369-9428.
Yard Sales Eclectic yard sale. Loads of unusual items & collectables. Midnight Iguana Tattoo Studio. 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Oct. 22 & 23. 800 Oglethorpe Ave. Need to get rid of unnecessar y clutter? Someone else wants it! Advertise your yard sale with Flagpole! No more posting neon signs! Call (706) 5490301.
Music Equipment Nuçi’s Space needs your old instruments & music gear! All donations are taxdeductible. Call (706) 2271515 or come by Nuçi’s Space, 396 Oconee St. We buy musical instruments & equipment ever y day! Guitars, drums, pro-sound & more. (770) 931-9190, www.musicgoroundlilburn. com. Huge on-line inventory. We love trades! Come visit Music Go Round soon...
Instruction Athens School of Music. Instruction in g u i t a r, b a s s , d r u m s , piano, voice, brass, woodwinds, strings, banjo, mandolin, fiddle & m o re . F ro m b e g i n n e r to expert. Instrument repairs avail. Visit www. AthensSchoolofMusic.com, (706) 543-5800.
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The Sept. 21 execution of Troy Davis was a tragedy. A black man convicted of killing a white policeman in a county with a proven history of convicting innocent black men and sentencing them to death was executed even though his guilt was not certain. Not since the Leo Frank case has this state been so shamed in the eyes of the world. The good name of Georgia has been blackened. But there are lessons to be learned from this sickening experience. First, the arbitrariness and whimsicality—and hence the fundamental unfairness—of the death penalty has again been exposed. Brian Nichols, the Atlanta courthouse shooter convicted of murdering a judge, a court reporter, a sheriff’s deputy and a federal agent, did not get a death sentence. Fred Tokars, the crooked Atlanta lawyer who was convicted of hiring the hitmen who shotgunned his wife to death in front of their small children, also did not get a death sentence. Yet Troy Davis was executed for an unplanned, spurof-the moment murder of an off-duty policeman.
The vigil at the UGA Arch was one of many held across the state before and after Troy Davis was executed for a crime not conclusively proven. Second, we learn from the Davis case that the death penalty feeds on bad lawyering. At a 2010 habeas corpus trial in federal court, Troy Davis’ inept attorneys inexplicably failed to put on the witness stand the individual whom Troy Davis and others claimed was the actual murderer of the policeman. Furthermore, this colossal attorney error led the federal judge to exclude testimony of witnesses who wanted to testify that that individual had admitted to them that he was the murderer. But for this lawyer blundering, Davis might have received a new trial or commutation of his sentence. A third lesson is that judicial inflexibility also feeds executions. Once Davis’ attorneys’ error became evident, the federal judge stubbornly refused to continue the hearing to give them time to locate and put on the stand the individual many believe to be the actual killer. This foolishly punished Davis for the blunders of his lawyers. It also meant, incredibly, that the federal judge decided the issue of whether Davis was guilty without ever hearing the testimony of that individual. Finally, we learn from the execution how powerful and bloodthirsty the law enforcement establishment is in its vociferous support for capital punishment. Police and prosecutors engaged in misconduct that was ignored or denied by the courts to obtain the death sentence. Once the death sentence was imposed, the law enforcement establishment closed ranks to defend that sentence at all costs. Only a few days before the execution, in order to make sure that execution was carried out, a former district attorney from Davis’ county of conviction publicly and absurdly proclaimed that Davis’ guilt was certain. The board of pardons and paroles, which is now part of the law enforcement establishment—it consists of former prison wardens, former police officers and former prosecutors—denied clemency by both ignoring its previous pledge to stop the execution if Davis’ guilt was not certain and pretending it had never made that pledge. Will we ever learn that the death penalty is an archaic barbarism? Donald E. Wilkes, Jr. Donald E. Wilkes, Jr. is a Professor in the University of Georgia School of Law.
everyday people Kyle Dondero, Account Representative Although he currently spends his time as an account representative for the web development company J House Media, Kyle Dondero is a self-proclaimed wanderer. He says his desire to travel is just a natural extension of being alive. He has already spent time all over the eastern United States and Mexico. After living for a few more years in Athens, he hopes to explore the West Coast. Kyle explained his experiences in a way that was thoughtful yet easygoing. He combines a philosophy of mindfulness gained through yoga and meditation with an appreciation for business and an openness to new places and ideas. Flagpole: Could you explain what you do for a living? Kyle Dondero: Professionally, I’m working for J House Media doing account management and some project management for them, but personally, I see myself as a wanderer of sorts. I like to mix up the life a little bit. After I graduated from UGA in 2009, I decided to move to Mexico for six months, and I have my prospects looking out west, too. I’d like to move out there after a couple of years working for J House. Emily Patrick
FP: Are you a Georgia native? KD: Georgia native by birth, but my family has travelled around. After I was born in Georgia, I spent about two years in the Atlanta area, and then my family moved to New Jersey, where their roots are from. So then, I spent a couple years there, growing up, and that’s why people will say I have a Northern accent. So, when I say “water” or “coffee” or “dog” or something, they’re like, “Oh, you Northerner!” But then, when I talk to my family up there, they say I have a Southern accent. So, I lived there for a couple years, and then I moved to Florida and spent adolescence in Florida, and I finished out middle school and high school in Georgia— actually, in Jackson County— and then I went to college at UGA starting in 2002.
FP: What did you study? KD: I started off wanting to do marketing and advertising, and I had to take some Spanish classes doing that. You know, it’s beneficial to learn another language. And then I realized that language was more interesting than learning about business—although I do like business stuff—and I ended up changing my major to Spanish and got a minor also, in anthropology. FP: So, does the marketing and advertising interest still coexist with the Spanish and anthropology? KD: Well, yeah, it’s in there, too. I definitely appreciate business. The world definitely operates off of business transactions, even if it is just social. You know, we have an agreement to meet for the interview, so you’re getting something out of it; I’m getting something out of it, too. So, business is in all strata of society, so I appreciate it. So, it hasn’t all left me, no. I’m doing project management, account management. That’s got a part of it, too. FP: How did you wind up working for J House? KD: Well, I started the year unemployed, and a good friend of mine, Adam Head, he owns a gym here in Athens… And the owner of [J House] is also a client at that gym. So, since [Adam] is my friend, I was working at the gym with him, just freelance kind of work, whatever he could pay me. That’s how I met [my boss], and I petitioned him for a job, and it just so happened that they were looking for account managers…
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FP: Had you seen yourself doing that kind of work before? KD: It was something I fell into. When you’re unemployed, you’re kind of open to any sort of opportunity. FP: Having been unemployed, do you feel like you’re in touch with the distressing national economic situation right now? KD: Oh, yeah, definitely. Very in touch, you know. Just having two years ago graduated from college—I put myself through college. So now, I’m faced with, you know, $20,000 worth of student debt for a degree. So, I’m having to pay that off now. And then, being unemployed. Yeah, I’d say very in touch. A very intimate relationship with that. FP: Do you feel solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protesters? KD: I guess I do. You know, I understand everybody has a particular personal plight that they can voice their opinion about, and it’s just encouraging to see people actually voicing their opinion, kind of coming together to open a social dialogue about these issues that people keep inside. FP: So, did you go straight to Mexico after you got out of college? KD: Yeah. Well, I actually worked for a few months to save some money for the trip. While I was in college, I befriended a professor who was doing a—I don’t know what they call it at the university—it was like a teach-study. He was getting his master’s while he taught intro-level classes. So, I took one of his intro classes, and we became friends thereafter, and we maintained the dialogue throughout my college career, and since he returned to [Mexico], he invited me down. FP: What part of Mexico were you in? KD: Well, he was in a small town called Temixco, and that’s… southwest of Mexico City, so kind of like [the south-central part] of the country. It’s in the fertile valley of Mexico… I was there from November to April of 2009–2010. FP: Was there anything that surprised you about living in Mexico? KD: For me, the difference was really the family cohesion and the bonds that were formed between family members and close friends. It’s a very tight-knit community. You have friends here, but you can’t really rely on them as much as you can on somebody down in Mexico, because I think everybody down in Mexico has some sort of economic thing that they’re trying to—they just don’t have enough money or they just don’t have the resources, so everybody’s kind of leaning on everybody for help. Whereas here, it’s more of like a do-it-yourself, headstrong society. FP: So, do you think your experience with unemployment would have been different if you had been in Mexico? Would you have liked to experience a similar connectivity in the United States? KD: Well, I took my experience in Mexico, and I just tried to apply it personally and make myself more accessible to my friends and family, and provide them with support. Because you really can’t change people; you can only change yourself and hope that your ideology—what you’re standing for if you fully believe it—kind of rubs off on other people.
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