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APRIL 18, 2012 · VOL. 26 · NO. 15 · FREE

Athens Fashion Collective Spring Showcase p. 9


Music and Celebration in Memory of a Lost Friend p. 15

Rockin’ Roots The Athens Americana Fest Celebrates Its 5th Year p. 17

Caterpillar Jobs p. 5 · Rubblebucket p. 19 · Shabazz Palaces p. 22 · Fluke 2012 p. 34

Twilight introduces Terrapin Beer Co.’s second cycle of the Kölsch-style beer, Road Warrior, in honor of the 32nd Anniversary Terrapin Twilight Criterium

THURSDAY, APRIL 19 & 26 To celebrate the release of this beer and to kick off the final countdown to the Twilight weekend, Twilight and Terrapin are teaming up with a number of local establishments to host two pint nights featuring the limited supply beer.

stop by any of these eleven establishments and be among the first to taste this special brew and some other great specials they will be offering these two nights.

Twilight Cafe Area Locations Cutter’s - 1


Transmet - 2 Barcode - 3 Amici - 4 Mellow Mushroom - 5 Chango’s - 6 Jerzee’s - 7 Capital Room - 8 Buffalo’s - 9 Porterhouse Grill / Copper Creek - 10 (pint night/cafe area)

Each of these establishments will also be hosting a cafe area on the downtown course Saturday night at the Twilight, providing food service as well as beer and wine.



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Paintings and Petals

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Open House It’s time for Chatham Murray’s annual art open house in her very artistic home at 120 Barrow St., just off Pulaski, this Saturday, Apr. 21 from 11 a.m. until dark—rain or shine (or after by appointment). Trained (BFA and MFA) by Lamar Dodd and others at UGA, Chatham’s paintings are accessibly representational and executed with an exquisite application of paint and an eye for the telling detail. (Hey, I didn’t go to art school.) Anyway, she’ll have a lot of paintings to see—perhaps to buy at reasonable prices—along with food treats, wine, mingling with friends and seeing how an artist turns her domicile into a living art gallery. See Chatham’s paintings at

News & Features Athens News and Views

If it’s April, it must be time for defiantly ostentatious flaunting of racism!

Athens Rising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 What’s Up in New Development

Looking back at a historical plan for Athens is important to the discussion about our plans for the future.

Arts & Events The Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Harry Crews (1935–2012)

Harry Crews was a broken master who did battle with demons on a daily basis.

Theatre Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

The Town & Gown Players’ production of Amadeus is a remarkable show, one that will please the eyes and challenge the mind.

Garden Tour One of the absolute highlights of the busy spring season here is always the Garden Tour of the Piedmont Gardeners. The Tour is this Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and as usual you do it at your own pace, taking as long as you want at each stop or skipping a garden if you’re in a hurry. The great thing about the Piedmont Gardeners is that they’re people who enjoy getting their hands dirty. They understand gardens from the ground up, and they tend to choose yards for the tour that are real, working gardens that show you what you, too, could accomplish with a lot of love and backbreaking work. So, there’s a human scale to these places: you feel at home, even though they may make you feel like you should rush right back and transplant those nasturtiums to a sunnier spot. The Gardeners have a surprise for us this year. Four of the five gardens are out in Oconee County, and the fifth is on the way. This is definitely a driving tour—though they’re all close together once you get out there. You’re going to see some larger yards—country and in-town—expansive, with vistas, trees, ponds, sculpture. You’ll see what people can accomplish when they have the space to spread out. This is Watkinsville and rural Oconee County, not the ‘burbs. Your tour booklet is your ticket, and it contains maps and descriptions of the gardens. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the tour. They are available at Cofer’s Home and Garden Showplace, Week-End A’Fair at Charmar, Thomas Orchard and Greenhouse, Always Always Flowers, and any of the gardens on the day of the tour. For more information and some pictures, see Kittie Everitt The first stop is on the way to Oconee County, at 355 Greystone Terrace, off the south end of Timothy Road. Kittie specializes in conifers, and you’ll want to, too, once you see what she has done with her little patch of woodland: Silver Smoke Arizona cypresses, twisted white pines, Dragon’s Eye pine. Kittie’s knack for growing things in pots (Japanese umbrella “pine,” for instance) may give you an idea or two, also. Cindy Karp and John Morrison These two dedicated gardeners have turned their five acres into areas of emphasis punctuated by a pond, a pool, a waterfall, sculpture, birdhouses and lots of azaleas, tulips, mahonias and pieris. See it all at 1310 Pimlico Lane, out in Bishop. Faye and Edward Chambers This is a wonderland of plantings, paths, pools and a large lake—a place to amble and take in the varying beds of pinks, “Georgia Blue,” weeping Japanese maples, rhododendrons and roses at 1431 Union Church Road outside Watkinsville. Susan and Brian Brodrick The Brodricks live in an old family home in the city of Watkinsville at 117 South Main Street. Their lot is shaded by stately pecans and oaks, interplanted with dogwoods, and an old hemlock brought from North Carolina by Susan’s grandfather. A large old double willow oak will, as one visitor remarked, make you want to become a Druid. Linda and Howard Abney Here’s another old Watkinsville house (1895) at 33 Harden Hill Road, with 100-year-old red oaks lining the drive. Native azaleas, Japanese maples, resurrection ferns, yellow flag iris, a pond, a gazebo: everything you need to luxuriate in a real Southern yard and garden. Pete McCommons

Music Threats & Promises . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Music News & Gossip

This week: All hail Grass Giraffes! Lazer/Wulf CD release! Manray video shoot!

The Allman Bros. at the Beacon . . 16 Music-Loving Athenians in the City

A group of Athenians and others follow the Allman Brothers Band to New York City.

CITY DOPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 CITY PAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 CAPITOL IMPACT. . . . . . . . . . . . 6 ATHENS RISING . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 CREATIVE INDUSTRY. . . . . . . . .8 COMMUNITY FASHION SHOW . . 9 THEATRE REVIEW. . . . . . . . . . 10 THE READER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 MOVIE DOPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 MOVIE PICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 THREATS & PROMISES. . . . . . 14 ALANFEST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

THE ALLMAN BROS. SHOW. . . 16 ATHENS AMERICANA FEST . . . 17 RUBBLEBUCKET. . . . . . . . . . . 19 THE CALENDAR!. . . . . . . . . . . 20 BULLETIN BOARD. . . . . . . . . . 28 ART AROUND TOWN . . . . . . . . 29 COMICS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 REALITY CHECK. . . . . . . . . . . 31 CLASSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 CROSSWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 FLUKE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 EVERYDAY PEOPLE. . . . . . . . . 35

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city dope Athens News and Views A Quick Update: As last week’s Flagpole was hitting the stands, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission were adding a new twist to City Dope’s main story by approving a letter to the U.S. Justice Department, written by commissioners Andy Herod and Alice Kinman with input from ACC Attorney Bill Berryman, expressing “grave concerns about the process by which the proposed [ACC redistricting] map was developed.” Among those concerns were our state legislative delegation’s scuttling of a map approved by the M&C after an extensive, public review process; the total lack of public input on the map the delegation submitted; and the practical dilution of African-American voting strength in District 3, which has been represented by an AfricanAmerican commissioner (currently George Maxwell) for years. The letter was signed by Mayor Nancy Denson and nine of the 10 commissioners. Doug Lowry, the only commissioner who didn’t vote to approve the map that emerged from a local redistricting committee late last year, will write his own letter to Justice making clear that while he still doesn’t support that map, he also objects to the map crafted by the legislators, and agrees that it would dilute black voting strength in District 3. Will these direct appeals make a difference in whether the Legislature’s map is approved? Who knows? But by giving the folks at Justice something to look at carefully, it has to be imagined that the M&C have increased the likelihood that the approval process will still be underway when qualifying for local elections rolls around May 23… which could well mean that ACC will be retaining its current commission districts at least until 2014.

Eubanks’ challenge to her repeated public assertions that plans for the development meet planning and zoning requirements. “If they don’t meet zoning regulations and they don’t meet design standards,” Denson said, “they won’t have my support.” That’s a significant statement from the mayor, and one that’s nice to have on the record. It’s indicative of a shift in the terms of the discussion about the project of late, which was also reflected in an Apr. 3 Banner-Herald editorial that acknowledged a recognition even among the project’s supporters “that the development, as proposed, might not meet every aspect of the county’s zoning code.” This can all be seen as preface to a phase of the discussion that hasn’t really begun yet: the one about what kinds of zoning and design variances are justified by the projected community benefits of the development.

Doug the Cut-up: The local delegation’s usual post-legislative Our state-designated “Confederate History Month” is once again session meeting with the M&C was scaled back this time: instead celebrated by Warren Blackmon’s rebel flag, in spite of its embarrassment to the adjacent Mama’s Boy restaurant and to many who of meeting with the full compass by on Oconee Street or live nearby. mission, the delegation (minus Keith Heard) just sat down with Mayor Denson and Herod, the mayor proWhen that conversation begins in earnest— tem, to present their usual rundown of why presumably after Selig submits its plans to they didn’t pass any of the local legislation the county—it’s guaranteed Denson will be the M&C asked them to. The meeting was reminded of the unequivocal position she pretty friendly and unremarkable, except for a claimed this month. snappy quip from Rep. Doug McKillip that showed how seriously he takes his responsibil- Schools Hit Again: Clarke County School ity to his constituents, as well as shedding a District Superintendent Philip Lanoue little more light on the sincerity of his newly announced last week that the district will pious persona. have to absorb $9 million in budget cuts in “Wait,” he cracked to Denson and Herod, the coming fiscal year. That’s not an amount looking at some papers in front of him, “y’all you trim from the corners of your operation; had abortion on this list when I first saw it!” we’re talking about a lot of positions being Good to see Doug’s still keeping it classy, eliminated at the school level. The Board of and that the certainty of his reelection hasn’t Education will approve the tentative budget made him arrogant. What a fun guy! at a meeting this Thursday, Apr. 19, so if you want a say in how the cuts are distributed, Your Selig Minute: Last week’s Dope was you should look over the budget presentafocused on the redistricting situation, which tion and contact your Board of Education didn’t leave room for a recap of the Federation representative with any concerns. The presenof Neighborhoods’ Apr. 2 forum on the Selig tation, and a summary of the FY13 budget, are development. While there wasn’t a whole available at—click “Our lot said at the meeting that hasn’t been Budget” under the “District Profile” tab. said before, a notable exception was Mayor Denson’s pointed response to panelist Tony Dave Marr

city pages said Flora Tydings, president of Athens Tech. “Hopefully, we’ll be putting more people into the pipeline, so hopefully, we will have enough people with the skill set and who will be able to do the Quick Start program.” She added that the college will be hiring additional staff to teach areas such as The opening of the Caterpillar manufacturmachine tooling, welding, industrial systems, ing plant means one thing to Athens resident distribution and materials management and engineering. Shakema Harris: opportunity. Harris, who was laid off recently from her job at Southwire But students at the Career Academy and Athens Tech who choose a Caterpillar-themed outside of Atlanta, is now searching for a job in the Athens area and says her skills on the program of study aren’t guaranteed a job at assembly line at the wire manufacturer could the manufacturer. Their resumes will be in the same pile as other locals with on-thebe applied to a job assembling heavy equipment for Caterpillar. “So, I hope I qualify job experience in manufacturing and other industries, all competing for the jobs. And for something,” said the 35-year-old, while scouring computers for jobs at the Georgia even after Caterpillar makes the hires, the new Department of Labor office in Athens. employees will get specific training from the Caterpillar’s arrival has put in motion Georgia Quick Start program before moving on to training at the plant. plans for new classes at Athens Technical “In conjunction with Georgia Quick Start, College and the Clarke County School District’s they will take individuals who already possess Athens Community Career Academy. But for unemployed residents like Harris, who aren’t these skills, and take them for their own trainenrolled in school but have some manuing,” said Tydings. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler facturing experience, finding a position at said the Labor Department is working with Caterpillar will come down to timing and Caterpillar’s human resources to help recruit competition. According to Caterpillar, hiring for producand screen potential applicants. “In the near tion positions won’t start until early 2013, future, we expect more widespread recruitcontinuing through 2015 ment needs from Caterpillar, as the plant on the Clarkeand their human resource Finding a position Oconee line is completed. officials have told us our Eventually, the plant will services will be very much at Caterpillar will make small track-type tracneeded at this point,” tors that will be sold around come down to timing said Butler. “One of the the world, along with final [Department of Labor’s] speand competition. assembly for mini-hydraulic cialties is helping companies excavators for North and sift through large numbers of South America and bases for mini-excavators applicants to provide the best possible workthat will be exported to a factory in Europe for ers for open positions.” final assembly. According to Bridget Young, At the moment, because all the hiring is media relations representative for Caterpillar, going directly through Caterpillar, visitors the facility will include heavy fabrications, to the Department of Labor will simply find paint, logistics and assembly operations, as links to the manufacturer’s website. But even well as an on-site distribution center. so, that’s something Athens resident Antonio When construction is complete and the Hitchcock, 26, can find when he’s at the factory is up and running, Young said it will Department of Labor’s office, looking for wareemploy more than 1,400 and be Caterpillar’s house jobs. largest and most complex facility. The unemployment rate for the Athens Right now, jobs are posted on Caterpillar’s metropolitan area, which includes Madison, recruiting website, www.jointeamcaterpillar. Oconee and Oglethorpe counties, hit 7.1 com. New classes set to debut in the fall at percent in January, the lowest of any metro Clarke County high schools and Athens Tech area in the state. But, while Hitchcock said will help students get training that could lead he’s finding job openings in the area outside to Caterpillar jobs. Clarke County, his lack of transportation keeps At the Career Academy, a partnership with him looking only inside the city limits. Having Athens Tech is underway to identify specific Caterpillar come in will help address that skills that could open doors at Caterpillar problem. “It’s something local,” he said. down the road. “Athens Technical College is working on developing a training program, Kristen Morales and we will partner on that through the Athens Community Career Academy,” said school district spokeswoman Anisa Sullivan Jimenez. “Welding has been identified as an area in which training will be offered, and Athens Tech is working with Caterpillar to determine other areas.” She added that the Career Academy goverA new partnership between Nuçi’s Space nance board has dedicated $100,000 to start and the Athens Nurses Clinic will help more training programs for Caterpillar. At Athens members of the local music community access Tech, a building across the street from the affordable primary health care. main campus will house specialized training The program, which began Apr. 17, allows for Caterpillar led by Georgia Quick Start, a low-income musicians and other members of program sponsored by the state’s technical the Athens artists’ community who don’t have college system to provide training for compahealth insurance to schedule doctor visits at nies coming to Georgia. the nonprofit clinic. Paige Cummings, director “Georgia Quick Start will be doing all of Athens Nurses Clinic, said the partnership is their training there for the next 10 years,”

CCSD, Athens Tech Preparing to Train for Caterpillar Jobs

Nuçi’s Space, Nurses Clinic Expanding Med Care for Local Artists

a natural extension of the services the clinic already provides for low-income or homeless residents who don’t otherwise have access to health care. For nearly a decade Dr. Kip Hicks, an emergency room doctor at St. Mary’s Hospital, has volunteered twice a month to see patients at Nuçi’s Space. Those patients will now see him at the Athens Nurses Clinic. “We’ve always wanted to expand [the primary care service] because, of course, it’s great to have that available,” said Wil Kiser, counseling advocate at Nuçi’s Space. “Right now, we’re just taking it step by step. And because our main focus at Nuçi’s Space is spent on the mental health side, of course we’re going to come across people who are dealing with physical issues.” Cummings said the new partnership will make it easier to provide additional care, in addition to Hicks’ usual services, for clients who need it. “We’ll start [seeing patients] twice a month because that’s what they’re currently doing, and if it appears there is a greater need, then we will increase [the hours offered],” she said. “For some of them, we’ll follow up in our regular clinic; if they have a chronic condition, they can be seen once a week.” The idea for the program came from an ongoing project in a University of Georgia Medical Partnership class focusing on community service. Last semester, the first-year class worked on mental health issues among musicians, along with various other projects, in conjunction with the Nurses Clinic. Bob Sleppy, executive director of Nuçi’s Space, mentioned Hicks’ volunteer work to Cummings, sparking the idea for a more extensive collaboration. While the program focuses on health care for musicians and others in the Athens arts community who don’t have health insurance, both Kiser and Cummings acknowledged people outside the arts community won’t be turned away if they can’t otherwise afford care. Potential patients may call Nuçi’s Space for an appointment, and the Nurses Clinic will handle the patient’s paperwork. Nuçi’s Space will then follow up with the patient, who will be asked to complete a survey.

“We exist to help low-income, uninsured people, so it doesn’t matter if they’re musicians. They could be coming to our clinic anyway,” Cummings said. “If we’re seeing people because they’re coming to us through Nuçi’s Space, it’s a win-win for everyone.” Kristen Morales

CCSD Announces Plan to Extend Pre-K with Sliding Fee Schedule Just as parents of pre-K students began scrambling to find care for their kids between the last day of school and the start of camp season, the plans changed again. A few weeks ago, Flagpole reported that the end of the pre-K year for most students in the Clarke County School District, thanks to funding cuts from the Georgia Lottery, would be Apr. 27. But according to an email sent to teachers Apr. 6, the district’s plans have apparently changed again. The district is now offering parents a “fee-based summer program” to round out the last few weeks of school, ending pre-K classes on May 11. The “Pre-K Extension Program” is based on a sliding fee schedule based on a child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price lunch. Students who receive a free lunch pay $25 a week for the weeks of Apr. 30 and May 7, while students who receive reduced-price lunch pay $50 and students who do not qualify for the lunch program pay $85 per week. Transportation to and from school will continue. “The district’s in a major financial crisis, so to speak; we’re in deficit spending,” said Shelley Goodman, director of CCSD’s Office of Early Learning, which oversees the Lotteryfunded Pre-K program. “But the board of education said we needed to find the money. They felt we could find the money. This is, I think, a fair and equitable way of providing that service.” Kristen Morales



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Shortly before he left office at the end of 2010, Sonny Perdue flew around the state holding several news conferences to take credit for an alleged increase in Georgia’s high school graduation rate during his two terms as governor. Perdue claimed that the graduation rate had been only 63 percent when he took office in 2003, but thanks to his efforts that rate had increased to nearly 81 percent for 2010. People who actually knew something about statistics and public education never took the governor’s claim seriously. A report released by Education Week several months before that grand tour indicated Georgia was one of five states with a graduation rate below 60 percent. An earlier analysis conducted for Georgia’s Board of Regents found that the graduation rate was only 55 percent and had dropped by eight percentage points from 1990. It was all an empty boast from a governor who cut Georgia’s funding for public education by a larger amount than any governor in recent memory. Perdue and the state school superintendent during much of his administration, Kathy Cox, cited numbers derived from a flawed formula known as the “leaver rate.” That formula tended to inflate the percentage of students who were supposedly receiving a high school diploma within four years of entering the ninth grade. Education experts knew that a more accurate accounting of the graduation rate was going to be released in the months after Perdue left office. The federal education department was in the process of requiring all states to convert to a more rigorous formula known as the “cohort rate” that would provide a more credible and accurate measurement of graduation rates. To his credit, the new state school superintendent, John Barge, did not try to fool people with inflated numbers when he took office

in 2011. From the very first, Barge cautioned educators that the new formula would cause the graduation rate to drop by as much as 15 points. The state Department of Education last week released the first set of graduation numbers calculated under the new formula. It turned out that our graduation rate was far lower than some officials had been claiming. Using the same formula that all other states are now required to employ, the education department said Georgia’s graduation rate was just 58.6 percent in 2009, although it improved a little to 64 percent in 2010 and 67.4 percent in 2011. None of those numbers are anywhere close to the 81 percent that Perdue was bragging about just 18 months ago. Is that reduction in the graduation rate disappointing? Of course it is. But at least the education department is finally leveling with the parents and students whose interests it is supposed to serve. “I believe that in order to tackle a problem, you have to have honest and accurate data,” Barge said when the revised numbers were released. “We will be able to use this new data as a baseline to see how our important initiatives are impacting graduation rates in the future.” The important point, education officials contend, is that Georgia finally is using a credible formula that will make it possible to get a more consistent accounting. “No method of calculating it is perfect,” said Herb Garrett of the Georgia School Superintendents Association. “They all have their flaws. But at least everybody’s on the same footing.” As we have seen recently, there is too often a tendency for public officials to cook the numbers. I hope the release of more accurate graduation numbers is a sign that the trend is on the way out. Tom Crawford

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What’s Up in New Development Some of the early considerations about sewage and water are also apparent from the plan, with recommendations for water quality areas to be set aside on the Middle and North Oconee rivers, downstream from town. “For Oconee Valley Watershed, purification fields of 20 acres should be acquired at a point” below where East Campus now rises, the map dictates. Another 10-acre field is proposed on Bobbin Mill Creek, which feeds into the Middle Oconee. “In Sandy Creek Valley, Athens’ present water supply, and in Trail Creek Valley, the future water supply, public forests should be established, especially on steep slopes and wet lands not fit for tillage, by city, county or state, and other protective measures taken to assure pure water.” This prescient recommendation predates the establishment of Sandy Creek Nature Center and Park, as well as Cook’s Trail, by decades. It’s also interesting that another such public forest network was proposed for Trail Creek, which was designated as the future water supply for Athens. Early versions of a greenway network were also proposed, with “The Bluff Park” on the western bank of the North Oconee, near where Aguar Plaza is currently built. Tanyard Creek and Trail Creek also have park-like trail corridors sketched out, the south fork of Tanyard being designated “The Proposed Botanic Park.” Also included are plenty of suggestions for new pathways that increase the connectivity of the city, snaking through larger blocks of Boulevard and elsewhere. A park is proposed for the Easley Mill property, where the granite outcrop will soon be blasted away for student housing. An early version of what we now know as the bypass is also shown, with dashed lines denoting proposed “trafficways” looping around the north and east side of the city in a shape very close to the current configuration, before heading south and west and ultimately paralleling the Middle Oconee roughly to the historical Epps Bridge. Of course, Warren Manning’s 1924 plan for Athens proposed that a public park be sited on the Easley Mill property, the parkways of that era were where construction of a student housing development began last week. quite a bit different from the limited access highways of today. of the Athens community at the time. Then, there were two Numerous other new trafficways were also proposed, tying streetcar lines in Athens, one looping down Milledge (via various neighborhoods together, often in the same curvaceous Hill Street) and back up Lumpkin (how they conquered the character. hill I don’t know), along with the more familiar loop along As we discuss the planning of Athens’ future, it’s important Boulevard and Prince. The map outlines the four hydroelecto realize that this has been done before, not only here, 88 tric stations that supported that system. Station No. 1 was years ago, but in just about every other community in the at Mitchell Bridge (just upstream from Lester’s Branch, now country. Further, while some of the ideas that were proposed often called Hunnicutt Creek), and No. 2, the Tallassee Shoals in Manning’s plan were very specific responses to the condiHydro Station—now demolished and rebuilt as a modern tions at that point in time, many of them are the sorts of selfpower plant—was a few miles upstream. No. 3 was on a much evident general principles of good planning that people have smaller water body, the intown stream sometimes known as come back to again and again. Among these, connectivity and Brickyard Creek across the railroad tracks from the Southern a healthy balance of accessible greenspace throughout the city Mill, in Boulevard. The car barn for the trolleys was nearby, are especially worthy of reaffirmation. along with other Georgia Power offices and substations. No. 4, The questions that the Manning Plan has most effectively the Barnett Shoals Hydro Station, was the farthest afield, in raised in my mind have to do with the scale and scope of the Oconee County. planning effort currently under consideration: a downtown An early transmission network is sketched out, a pioneermaster plan. At the time (well before city-county unification), ing mark of the infrastructure that was to come. It’s interesting the study took in the whole of the City of Athens, and that to consider that at the time, the vast majority of the county might be a better and more synoptic planning unit, as opposed would have been fields, and so if those same transmission to a single district or corridor. routes are in use today, then the forests have actually grown Further, there’s a lack of compartmentalization of the up around them, though it appears they were sliced through. varying urban infrastructures in this historical plan, which Numerous “landing fields” dotted the farmland surroundwe would do well to revisit. There are conflicts between the ing the county, of which only one remains today, as Ben Epps strategies of public utilities, parks, planning, and schools to Airport. At the time, the street grid downtown was much more provide service, and that lack of governmental cohesion has extensive, predating both historical and present-day urban produced many of the conflicts in this community. If we’re renewal. Of course, the area was much more residential at going to move forward, perhaps the best place to start is by the time; the majority of the commercial core stood between looking back. Washington and Broad streets, with smaller, dispersed footprints illustrated on the more northerly blocks. Kevan Williams Eighty-eight years ago, Warren Manning, an important landscape architect of the era and disciple of Frederick Law Olmsted, developed a plan for the City of Athens. Manning’s plan encompassed an area similar enough in scope to our contemporary city center that it can speak to many of our present areas of controversy, including Prince Avenue, downtown and Oconee Street. 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ike many Athenians, I first moved into town to attend the University of Georgia. As a native of Houston, TX, I felt it was a town unlike any I had ever seen before: a small town with a big city feel; a city that is overflowing with culture, history, music and art. The longer I live here, the more fascinated I become with the size, scope and influence of music and the arts in this community. While Athens has certainly built a global reputation as an arts destination, very little research has been done to assess the full economic impact the creative industry has on this town. With an understanding of the considerable impact of this industry, the community will be better prepared to foster the future growth of the region appropriately. Significant research has been done on the “Creative Class” by social scientist Richard Florida, but it is difficult to compare his broad definition with the uniqueness of a town like Athens. Therefore, I began doing my own research in an attempt not only to get a macro view of the overall scope of the creative industry, but, more importantly, to get a micro view of the individual local businesses that make up this specific sector. Using Social Explorer, an online database providing data gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau, I collected statistics on Athens-Clarke County’s largest industries based on number of employees. The 2006–2010 American Community Survey (ACS) states that there are 52,950 employed civilians over the age of 16 in ACC, 8,001 of whom are employed in the Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Food Service and Accommodation industries. Employing 15.1 percent of the workforce in the county, this is the second largest industry sector in the county, behind only the Education, Health Care and Social Assistance industries (34.6 percent of the workforce). To put things further into perspective, according to the ACS data, the Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Food Service and Accommodation industries hire more than double the number of employees hired by the Manufacturing industry (3,869; 7.3 percent) and significantly more employees than Retail Trade (6,342; 12.0 percent), Finance & Insurance and Real Estate Rental & Leasing (2,039; 3.9 percent) and Public Administration (1,959; 3.7 percent). The Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Food Service and Accommodation industries—the “creative” sector—is not only among the most substantial industries in the county; it is also one of the few sectors that has shown significant growth over the past couple of decades. According to the 1980 Census, the creative sector employed only 5 percent (1,660 jobs) of the Athens workforce. It expanded to 12.4 percent (6,103) by the 2000 Census and, as

previously stated, now sits at 15.1 percent (8,001). Compare this with Manufacturing (down 9.6 percent since 1980), Retail (down 4.3 percent since 1980) and Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (down 1 percent since 1980), and it is evident that along with Education, Health Care and Social Services, Athens’ creative sector is one of the only ones that has experienced consistent growth. While this preliminary data is quite significant, for my purposes, it was necessary to dig deeper, investigating the individual businesses that make up this sector. First and foremost, I set parameters for what should be considered a “creative” business. Fully aware that there is absolutely no black-and-white definition of what constitutes creativity, I searched for locally owned endeavors that operate, in some form or fashion, as a part of or in support of Metalwork by Beverly Babb

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the arts. This includes the more obvious businesses including, but not limited to, music venues, art galleries, dance studios, record labels, publishing companies, designers, film production houses, local restaurants and recording studios. But I also included businesses that help foster, market or provision the arts, such as record stores, booking agencies, public relations agencies and art supply stores. Two economic development databases were used to gather this data: Decision Data Resources and Reference USA, both of which search registered businesses in counties by use of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. After searching the NAICS codes according to the above parameters, the next step was to remove the businesses that didn’t fit, such as chain restaurants and companies that were falsely categorized under certain NAICS codes. In addition, existing businesses that did not show up in the initial search were added and

researched individually. Upon completion, I had produced a running database of creative businesses located in Athens-Clarke County in fiscal year 2011, keeping in mind that some businesses still may have slipped through the cracks. The results of this analysis paint a bright picture of the creative sector in Athens-Clarke County. In FY11, there were 465 total businesses categorized as “creative” under the parameters set, bringing approximately 3,154 jobs to the county. What is more significant is the fact that in FY11, these businesses amassed a sales volume of approximately $169,584,427. Once you add the amount of tax revenue each of these businesses brings into the county through sales and property taxes, there is no denying the fact that the creative industry is a major economic driver in ACC. The discrepancy between the ACS data and the secondary data I compiled can be attributed to two key factors. First, the parameters I set in my search excluded both chain restaurants and accommodation businesses, both of which were included in the “creative sector” figures derived from the ACS data. Additionally, the data set I compiled only focused on registered businesses—not individual artists and musicians, who would have been included in the ACS numbers to the extent that Census respondents identified themselves as belonging to those professions. The indisputable significance of these figures cannot be ignored, and will hopefully open the door for future in-depth research on the subject. One does not need to spend much time in Athens to see that it is a city driven by its creative culture. Athens has already solidified its reputation as a destination for the arts, earning its fair share of accolades from plenty of well renowned sources. However, in order for the creative industry to maintain its significant growth, citizens, legislators and community leaders must recognize the vital role this sector plays in the community and invest in it. As the city’s unique culture continues to develop along the economic backbone that is the creative industry, Athens will further advance its reputation as a thriving center for the arts. Cartter Fontaine Cartter Fontaine is a graduate student at UGA receiving his MA in nonprofit management. With a background in economic development and community demographics, he is currently interning with Create Athens, a group committed to raising the profile of the creative community in Athens, enhancing the economic viability of creative entrepreneurs and increasing the national recognition of Athens, GA as a center for the arts.

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hese are the things that sustain Sanni Baumgärtner, who, along with Rachel Barnes and Maggie Benoit, heads the Athens Fashion Collective, a group that has posed the question of “What sustains you?” in flyers and email requests across town. Their campaign for a sustainable Athens is the theme for the Athens Fashion Collective Spring Showcase this Saturday at Jittery Joe’s Roaster and Stan Mullins’ Art Studio. “I approached Michael Lachowski about having a fashion show a couple of years ago,” says Barnes. “It had been a while since I had worked with him on Young, Foxy & Free magazine or with anything involving fashion, and I was getting antsy. He loved the idea, and so I immediately approached Sanni and Maggie. Since then we’ve worked with so many great people to bring four amazing shows. I think sustainability means understanding a vision of what I’d like life to look like and recognizing the practical steps it takes to make that vision a functional reality,” she adds. “It’s me being aware of my surroundings and the role I play within that landscape. I’m a product of my environment.” For Baumgärtner, a vintage clothing redesigner whose work will be featured at the showcase, the issue of sustainability begins with fashion. Her store, Community, located above the downtown Jittery Joe’s, features sustainable fashion: vintage, contemporary pre-worn, redesigned or locally made clothing. The redesigns keep unwanted clothing out of the landfill. “That’s where I see the fashion industry going—toward sustainability and local manufacturing,” says Baumgärtner. “It’s a fashion movement, like the local food movement. The fashion industry uses sweat shops, and chemicals and dyes that impact the environment. People learn more about that and pay more attention to where their clothes are coming from. It’s now about using organic cotton, repurposing things and reviving the domestic garment industry.” Baumgärtner opened Community with the intent not just of selling her redesigns, but also creating a place to help sustain the Athens community. She sells various items by local artists and craftspeople, including Emily Newdow pillows, Andy Cherewick paintings, Laurel Hill jewelry, Cindy Jerrell photography, Little Cuckoo Chocolates and Songbird Soaps, for prices that both the artist and customer can comfortably live with. The store also offers sewing classes from beginning basics to alterations and redesign, furthering the idea of helping the community sustain itself. Her line of redesigned vintage clothing, called Community Service, is made in her store. She describes this spring’s show as “the most elaborate collection yet,” using different techniques such as dyeing and screen-printing. As for other details of the spring collection—or the other featured designer, Claire Buyens—those secrets will be revealed Saturday. But the Collective’s theme of a sustainable Athens goes beyond the runway. “Athens Fashion Collective aims to advocate and foster the culture of Athens in a creative, positive light,” says Benoit, the event coordinator. “Our mission is to unify the community, bringing together local fashion designers, artists, musicians and entrepreneurs.”

“Because Athens is known for having such a great music scene, we want to shine some light on the other great aspects of our killer town, such as art and fashion,” adds Barnes, who’s responsible for staging the runway presentation. “And since music, fashion and art go so well together, we wanted an outlet to present them all.” Jittery Joe’s Roaster (780 E. Broad St.) will host the first half of the event, featuring runway shows by Community Service and Buyens, and live music by pacificUV. There will also be an art show curated by Barnes and Jen Holt, art by Walker Howle and an art installation by Brooke Davidson and UGA fabric design students. The second half moves to Stan Mullins’ Art Studio (650 Pulaski St.) for a garden party and multimedia collaborative with audience interaction. Fashion presentations by Alexandra Parsons and Sarah Lawrence will be accompanied by additional contributions by Patty Lacrete, Mark Magnarella, Habitat for Humanity and Stan Mullins. Music will be provided by powerkompany, Walker Howle (Dead Confederate), Paul Nunn, and DJ Electrophoria accompanied by DJ Free Money. Even the two locations for the event support the theme of sustainability. Stan Mullins’ Art Studio was originally the office and warehouse for the Southern Cotton Oil Company, which used cotton seed to make oil. Jittery Joe’s Roaster was originally a Budweiser distribution point, repurposed several times before settling in as the beloved coffee roaster location with character—although its fate is unknown as the Selig development discussions continue. That’s one of the reasons it was chosen as the location for the fashion show. “I would like to bring people to see the Roaster if they haven’t been before, to see what a magical and beautiful space it is,” says Baumgärtner. “Ideally, I’d like it to be preserved.” While this is the fourth fashion show presented by Athens Fashion Collective, it’s the first to address the issue of a sustainable Athens, inspired by the increasingly heated debates regarding the Selig development. The collective set the event as a platform to drive home the concept of sustaining Athens culture and why it’s important. “What does the past, present and future of this town look like from the standpoint of the arts, music, business entrepreneurship and education?” asks Benoit. “What kind of Athens do we want to keep alive and foster for the next generation? Our aim is to steer away from a stagnant quagmire circling a problem, and highlight the strengths that we have,” she says. “Focusing on those strengths can be conversation starters for inventive ways to get creative with productive solutions.” That’s not fad. That’s forward-thinking fashion. Marilyn Estes

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Eine Kleine Nachtmusik John F. Kennedy was a profligate adulterer. Alfred Hitchcock was a closeted sadist. Jerry Lee Lewis married his 13-year-old cousin. Judy Garland was addicted to pills. Whitney Houston was addicted to crack. William S. Burroughs shot his wife. Ezra Pound was an Axis propagandist. Michael Jackson molested young boys. Elvis… let’s not get started on Elvis. While we have been told since childhood that each of us is special in his or her own special way, the hard fact is that most of us are destined to live out our lives as worker bees, one or two paychecks away from skid row and taking our simple pleasures where we can. We lack the crucial mix of talent and ambition that leads to extraordinary lives of brilliance and fame. It follows then that people who do achieve these heights are wired differently than the rest of us in all sorts of bizarre and shocking ways. In order to appreciate genius, it is often necessary to separate the artist from the art. The inability to do this very thing is the tragedy that drives Peter Shaffer’s play Amadeus. For those unfamiliar with the play or the Academy Award-winning 1984 film, it is the story of the rivalry between Wolfgang Mozart, the wunderkind prodigy who composed some of the most enduring music of all time, and Antonio Salieri, composer for the court of Austrian Emperor Joseph II, who discovers that his rising star has been eclipsed by a vulgar, giggling man-child who



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the functionally insane. Again and again his characters turn to obsession as a way of powering through personal tragedy, like the protagonist of Car (perhaps his most infamous novel) who engages on a mission to eat an entire automobile a bit of metal at a time, or the hero of Karate Is a Thing of the Spirit, who channels his grief and rage into his mania for martial arts. This is not to say that Crews was all about the repression or redirection of emotion. His novel Scar Lover deals with one of the most tender and often neglected facets of love, the idea that one person can love another so completely that one loves even the other’s deepest flaws. Crews was a broken master, a man who did battle with demons on a daily basis through drink, excess and words. He was a hard man with a vulnerable core who wrote every word in his own blood. His writing pulled the plow like few others’; he will be missed. John G. Nettles

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the beloved children’s author’s environmental fable fails to utterly charm like the filmmakers’ previous animated smash, Despicable Me. The Lorax may visually stun you, and Danny DeVito’s brief time as voice of the Lorax could stand as his greatest role, one that will go unrecognized by any professional awards outside of the Annies. FRIENDS WITH KIDS (R) Jessica Stein herself, Kissing Jessica Stein star and writer Jennifer Westfeldt, heads back to the big screen in her directorial debut. Two besties, Julie Keller and Jason Fryman (Westfeldt and the increasingly awesome Adam Scott), decide to have a baby together, thinking their platonic relationship will suffer less from childrearing than a romantic one would. The cast is tough and filled with Bridesmaids (Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jon Hamm and Chris O’Dowd) and Edward Burns. FUNNY FACE (NR) 1957. Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn star in the classic musical from Singin’ in the Rain director Stanley Donen. A young woman becomes enamored with Paris, the life of a model and her big-time photographer. This Dress the Part Film is part of the Fashion in Movies and Magazines Film Series held in conjunction with the exhibition “Pattern and Palette in Print: Gentry Magazine and a New Generation of Trendsetters.” Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay and Best Costume Design. GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE (PG-13) Marvel’s Neveldine/Taylor experiment might have gone better had the company had the guts to release another R-rated flick a la their two Punisher flops. The Crank duo brings their frenetic, non-stop visual style, but those wicked paeans to hedonism had a narrative need to never slow down (its lead character would die). Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance must pump the brakes occasionally to let the “story” catch up, and Neveldine/ Taylor never seem as comfortable when the movie’s not rocketing along at 100 miles an hour. THE HUNGER GAMES (PG-13) While a successful adaptation of a difficult book that near everyone has read, The Hunger Games has little cinematic spark. It’s a visual book report that merely summarizes the plot. It’s a well-written book report, but it’s still a book report. Seabiscuit director Gary Ross was not the most obvious choice to direct this dystopian adventure in which 24 teenagers are randomly selected for a contest in which only one will survive. A JIHAD FOR LOVE (NR) 2007. In A Jihad for Love, filmmaker Parvez Sharma (who self-identifies as both gay and Muslim) investigates the often dangerous lives of gay, lesbian and transgender Muslims in Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, France, India, South Africa and more. The international award winner is screening as part of a film series sponsored by the alliance of student organizations in support of the Campaign Against Spiritual Violence, particularly when said violence is directed at the LGBT community. JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI (2011) PG. This documentary is a portrait of 86-year old Jiro Ono, a sushi master


in Tokyo. Director David Gelb glimpses Ono’s young life, his journey to revered chef, his craft and his heirs. JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (PG) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’s biggest problem might be time. Many of the young people who enjoyed its 2008 forebear, Journey to the Center of the Earth, might have outgrown the Brendan Fraser/Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson brand of family adventure movie. • LOCKOUT (PG-13) Lockout has a lot of things going against it from the opening credits, which may contain the year’s biggest laugh. “Based on an original story by Luc Besson?” Sure, an original story Besson had while watching a double-bill of John Carpenter’s Escape from New York and L.A. Let’s compare. A disgraced government operative, whose one word nom de cool begins with the letters SN, must sneak into a prison filled with lowlifes to rescue a high profile presidential hostage. You tell me which movie I just summarized. The answer is all three of them. And Lockout, despite its highly derivative concept that would have

unfunny; and the live action cartoon, overflowing with Stooge-y slapstick, is a tonal decision only pleasing to undiscriminating children, many of whom found Mirror Mirror to be rousingly delightful. It’s not. PINA (PG) 2011. A nominee for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Wim Wenders’ latest film pays tribute to the late German choreographer Pina Bausch. Filmed in 3D, Wenders takes audiences onto the stage alongside the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and into the streets of Wuppertal where Bausch brought her creative visions to life for 35 years. THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (PG) 1985. Ciné celebrates its fifth anniversary with five films about cinephilia shown in glorious 35mm. The second, Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo, is a charming, fantastical romantic comedy about a movie character, played by Athens, Ga. native Jeff Daniels, who comes to life and falls in love with a woman, Cecelia (Mia Farrow), who watches his movie every day.

It ain’t stealin’ if no one sees ya. starred Christopher Lambert (sigh) had it been released in the mid-’90s, and the most infuriatingly idiotic setup of the past 10 years (grr) and the utterly frustrating character motivations/plot devices totally achieves its gung-ho, sci-fi/action objectives thanks to Guy Pearce’s wickedly amusing badass, Snow. The videogame influences on first-time feature directors, Stephen St. Leger and James Mather, are overt, and the flick should have gone for the R-rated jugular. Nonetheless, it’s more fun than most of the genre-mashup dreck Hollywood cobbles together these days. I’d have rather had a new Escape entry, but Lockout scratches the itch. m THE LUCKY ONE (PG-13) The latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation is directed by Scott Hicks of Shine and Snow Falling on Cedars? Maybe The Notebook will finally have a worthy peer. After surviving three tours in Iraq, a Marine (Zac Efron) travels to North Carolina to meet the woman (Taylor Schilling, the barely seen Atlas Shrugged: Part I) he believes to have been his good luck charm. How does this flick differ from Dear John? With Gwyneth Paltrow’s mom, Blythe Danner. MIRROR MIRROR (PG) Not much clicks in 2012’s first reimaging of Snow White (the darker Snow White and the Huntsman drops in June). Julia Roberts does not an Evil Queen make; the anachronistic dialogue is wincingly

• THE RAID: REDEMPTION (R) You must forgive me. I’m not used to watching foreign action flicks outside of the comfort of my living room and Netflix. Subtitled violence doesn’t make it to Athens’ big screens very often as they don’t fill the multiplex seats (violence is the universal language, but subtitles don’t go over well with The Raid’s target demo) and are not Ciné’s jam (that is not a criticism of our beloved arthouse, merely an accepted understanding that genre films are an extremely exotic sighting there). The actioner, directed by Welshman Gareth Evans, has been hailed by many as the best action movie of (insert time period), and they’re right. It’s a tough, ultraviolent hail of bullets and body blows from beginning to end. A rookie SWAT office, Rama (Iko Uwais), and his team infiltrate the maximum security, high-rise sanctuary of Jakarta’s top thug. When the mission goes belly up, Rama must escape with his life and the lives of any other officers he can save. Fists fly as the film showcases the Indonesian martial art, Pencak Silat. In one hallway-set piece, Rama takes down 13-plus criminal soldiers all by himself. It’s a thing of violent beauty, if one can stomach the carnage. RED TAILS (PG-13) Red Tails, a pet project of Star Wars creator George Lucas, succeeds everywhere it should and fails nowhere that should surprise anyone. The valor of the Tuskegee Airmen is every bit as worthy of

patriotic, big screen fanfare as the flyers of Pearl Harbor and the WWIera Lafayette Escadrille in Flyboys, and their movie is every bit the equal of dramatic lightweight and action heavyweight. THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (R) 2001. Writer/director Wes Anderson’s third film may not be as darkly funny as his mighty Rushmore, but it surely equals that film’s dark emotional core. The Tenenbaums, an estranged (and just plain strange) family, which includes father Royal (Gene Hackman), mother Etheline (Angelica Huston) and their three tortured, genius offspring (Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Luke Wilson), reunites after the paterfamilias announces his imminent death. THE ROOM (2003) R. The unintentionally hilarious cult favorite returns for a midnight showing. SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN (PG-13) A fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) attempts to make a sheik’s dream of bringing fly fishing to Yemen a reality. The newest film from multiple Academy Award nominee Lasse Hallstrom (My Life as a Dog and The Cider House Rules) sounds like the sort of feel good, crowd pleaser at which he excels (think Chocolat). A script by Slumdog Millionaire’s Academy Award winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy should not hurt. With Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas and Amr Waked. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (G) In an era when most animated features are brash, loud commercials for action figures with fast food tie-ins, Studio Ghibli releases a quiet, thoughtful, humorous cartoon adaptation of Mary Norton’s The Borrowers. A young boy, Shawn (v. David Henrie), is sent to recuperate in the solitude of his aunt’s home. There he meets a tiny family of “Borrowers”—father Pod (v. Will Arnett, who does surprisingly well in a non-comedic role), mother Homily (v. Amy Poehler) and Arrietty (v. Bridgit Mendler)—and protects them from the nosy housekeeper, Hara (v. Carol Burnett). TALES OF THE NIGHT (NR) 2011. The latest masterpiece from internationally acclaimed animator Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar) returns to the shadow puppet contrasted against bright Day-Glo backgrounds style of his Princes and Princesses. Six fables set in the exotic lands of Tibet, medieval Europe, the plains of Africa, the Aztec empire and the Land of the Dead blend history with fantastical creatures like dragons and werewolves. THINK LIKE A MAN (PG-13) When four friends learn the women in their lives have been using the advice from Steve Harvey’s book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, against them, the men attempt to turn the tables. The cast—Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J, Romany Malco and Gabrielle Union—is young, attractive and appealing. This romantic comedy will probably fit Fantastic Four director Tim Story’s skill set better than those mediocre Marvel movies. • THE THREE STOOGES (PG) Apparently, a modern update of Three Stooges is not an idea as utterly bereft of laughs as one would imagine. As staged by the Farrelly Brothers, the

violent misadventures of Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos), Larry (Sean Hayes, “Will & Grace”) and Curly (Will Sasso, “MADtv”) now involve a murder plot, a reality TV show and saving an orphanage at which Larry David entertainingly plays a nun. Fans of the Stooges should be pleased as the chosen trio and their younger counterparts— Skyler Gisondo, Lance ChantilesWertz and Robert Capron—are swell stand-ins for the originals. Their performances may simply be long-form impressions, but they stand up to scrutiny. If anyone could be knocked for shallow, sketch-level work, it is “MADtv” alum Sasso; however, Curly’s mannerisms and catchphrases have so long been repeated, it is hard to imagine his “nyuck, nyucks” not seeming mere imitation. TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (R) 2011. Despite the climactic presence of all the proper puzzle pieces, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy leaves the viewer to believe there’s more to be worked out as a result of retired British spy George Smiley’s (an excellently restrained Gary Oldman) return to semi-active duty to uncover the identity of a mole among the highest echelons of MI6. TITANIC (PG-13) 1997. One of the biggest hits of all-time and the winner of 11 Academy Awards (including Best Picture and Best Director) gets even bigger with the addition of a third dimension. The shocking maritime disaster that took 1,514 lives becomes the backdrop for the love story of Jack and Rose (Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet) in King of the World James Cameron’s blockbuster epic. TO THE ARCTIC 3D (G) Meryl Streep narrates this nature documentary about a mother polar bear negotiating the once familiar, constantly changing Arctic that is her home with her two seven-month-old cubs. As these nature docs become more common, I cannot help but think there has to be more to the natural world than polar bears. How many movies about polar bears do we need? THE VOW (PG-13) Nicholas Sparks has to be kicking himself for not coming up with this plot first. A young couple, Paige and Leo Collins (Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum), struggle to fall in love again after a car accident erases all of Paige’s memories of Leo and their marriage. As these plots are wont to do, Paige’s rich parents (Sam Neill and Jessica Lange) and her ex-lover (Scott Speedman) use her tabula rasa to rewrite their past wrongs, while Leo must cope with the realization that his wife might never remember him. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (R) Lionel Shriver’s terrifying epistolary novel is brought to the big screen in an almost entirely different form by filmmaker Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher and Morvern Callar). A mother, Eva Khatchadourian (Tilda Swinton), struggles to rebuild her life amid flashbacks to raising her sociopathic son, Kevin. THE WOMAN IN BLACK (PG-13) Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, returns to the big screen for his first role since the epic story of the famed Boy Who Lived ended. Sporting tremendously manicured sideburns, Radcliffe stars as lawyer Arthur Kipps, a widower struggling to raise his young son. To save his job, Kipps must travel to a small, isolated village and tidy up the affairs at an abandoned, creepy old house. WRATH OF THE TITANS (PG-13) Is the problem that they don’t make them like they used to or that they make them too much like they used to? Wrath of the Titans, the tedious sequel to the boring remake of Clash of the Titans, is fully stocked on seen-thatbefore moments. Drew Wheeler

movie pick Our Little Context WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (R) In the This overheated use of color could’ve been aftermath of a high school massacre carried used for superficial stimulation, but much of out by her teenage son Kevin (Ezra Miller), the film’s key emotional power is conveyed Eva Khatchadourian (Tilda Swinton) grapples through this heightened realism, courtesy of with her role in his upbringing, her feelings cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, and it’s an of intense unease toward him and her tremenimportant psychological element, considering dous guilt in being the mother of a sociopath. no actual carnage is ever portrayed. Ramsay’s We need to talk about Lynne Ramsay. decision not to directly depict such an unfathWith only three feature films—Ratcatcher, omable tragedy is also a moral choice, denying Morvern Callar and now the tendrils of exploitaWe Need to Talk About tion from uprooting the Kevin—director Ramsay overall seriousness. has solidified her place For all of the film’s as one of our finest emphasis on mood, stylists and built on the however, the basic promise of her debut by requirements of comtrusting in the power mercial storytelling of images and sound to are firmly in place. deliver layers of narraThe script, writtive complexity instead ten by Ramsay and of designating that role Rory Stewart Kinnear to dialogue. She thinks Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly and based on Lionel cinematically but also Shriver’s breakout like a painter or a musician, abandoning the novel, is tightly structured and riveting in literary crutches of clunky exposition and its impressionistic, nonlinear approach. It instead relying on pop music (frequently used faithfully and unsentimentally deals with the ironically), slow editing rhythms and visual major themes of the book and unflinchingly texture to insinuate us into the emotional struggles with the simple yet profound questerrain of the characters. Ramsay trusts us to tions Eva faces: What does it feel like when a engage with the frame, unafraid to untether woman is emotionally disconnected from the us from the obligations of plot. She uses color child she’s brought into the world, a child she (specifically garish red) symbolically and as believes is not normal? What does it feel like deftly as Antonioni did in Red Desert and knowing you birthed a destructive force? Argento in Suspiria, constantly reminding us of the massacre via Eva’s subjective memories. Derek Hill

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project-based conception between Eddie “The Wheel” Whelan and Jay Steele that has no end-game other than “to bring fun things into the world.” I’ve been privy to the asyet-unreleased tracks and have been playing them quite a bit, but I would implore Athens Provisions to use the blank side of the cassette to include a live recording of the band because live is where so much of their oomph resides. Oh, look, what do ya know? Here’s one from Halloween of 2011 right here: It looks like the track “On a Subway” is going to be the “single” from the EP, and you can stream it at Three-Way Tie: Although officially residing in Atlanta now, Lazer/Wulf spent enough time in Athens to maintain at least “honorary Athenian” status. In addition to being among the most dynamic and determined bands to rise up in the regional metal scene of the past several years, it’s about to release a new EP


titled There Was a Hole Here. It’s Gone Now. The self-released record is coming out on vinyl, cassette and digital download formats, with the physical versions featuring an extra track. The record officially comes out Apr. 24, but you can celebrate with the band locally at the Caledonia Lounge on Saturday, Apr. 21 when they play between Vincas and Manray. Don’t Hate. Appreciate: The aforementioned Manray is headlining the show mentioned directly above, and in addition to blowing your minds with their usual flair, the brothers Olivera (Ryan, Derek and Jordan) and Gene Woolfolk will be shooting a video that night for the lead single off their debut LP, Tournament. Incidentally, the song is named “Gordon Lamborghini,” and this just goes to show what can happen when your song-title focus-group is composed solely of the four members of the band that wrote the thing. You can stream the track at www.manrayband., so you’re prepared to go appropriately nuts during the shoot. Keep up with Manray via because I’m confident they’ll add anything you need to know there. Gordon Lamb

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he thornless honey locust graces the plush lawn of the UGA Founders Garden, spawning legumes that feed small, hungry creatures and providing shade to passers-by. Every May, the deciduous perennial tree buds golden-green flowers whose thin petals glow in the spring sunlight. Prized for its strong wood, its absorption of carbon dioxide and its enrichment of nitrogen in the soil, the thornless honey locust is often planted to alleviate the environmental stress of urban development. Like the tree soon to be dedicated to him, David Alan “Top Dawg” Lewis was a giver. The most devastating flaw to the analogy is that, while the tree is likely to live for 150 years, Alan fell to his death at the young age of 29 while saving his beloved dog at the edge of a waterfall. Alan’s sudden death sent a shock-wave through his tightly knit yet expansive web of friends. They sought solace in what connected them: the memory of Alan and his love for music. After his funeral last May, his friends and family members gathered by the dozens at Blind Pig Tavern to join in a jam fest honoring the man who brought so many good people together. “Last year when we got together for Alan’s memorial service, and we put together a show on the fly, it was the most positive energy, and the idea was sparked that we needed to do it again. Around Christmas of this year, we decided that we needed to make it a reality,” says organizer Kevin Carlan. The idea for AlanFest grew from fond memories of their dear friend and reflections on the presence they felt in commemorating him through music. AlanFest, a three-day event including an Earth Day benefit concert, will feature artists who were favorites and friends of Alan, as well as some who were simply moved by his story. The proceeds of AlanFest will be given entirely to The David Alan Lewis foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headed by Carlan and several others who were profoundly affected by Alan’s death, to endow a scholarship, which will exist in his name. Alan, a graduate of the University of Georgia’s landscape architecture program, had a remarkable

aptitude for merging the natural environment with that of an urban location. However, this scholarship will not necessarily be given to the standard straight-A scholarship applicant. Instead it will be given to candidates who share the earnest drive and perseverance that defined Alan. Carlan recollects an incident characteristic of Alan’s heart and determination: “I sat down at his desk and flipped through some stuff, and I found a stack of letters. Each was dated about six months apart, all on UGA stationary. He had mentioned something about wanting to be a landscape architect, but at the time, I was clueless as to what that was. The letters each informed him that his application for admission had been denied, but that he should reapply for the next term. And he had, again and again, because he knew what would make him happy, and that UGA is where he wanted to receive his degree. He was eventually accepted… after about three years of applying. We’re going to keep all of that in mind when we select recipients of Alan’s scholarship,” says Carlan. For his family and friends, the process of planning the event has been therapeutic. “I see Alan in all that I do, and so do my friends,” Carlan says, “And getting to talk to my friends on a daily basis—we’ve recognized the value of our friendships. I’ve cried a hundred times through this process… But it’s been encouraging; it’s been a triumph of the human spirit. It’s not about any of us; it’s about Alan. He was worth it.” Despite its beauty and benefits, the thornless honey locust often goes unnoticed in a garden abounding with bright flowers and décor. Likewise, Carlan remarks, “Alan was such a subtle guy…. small in stature and soft-spoken. But he was the best at everything that he pursued; he was a class-five kayaker, Eagle Scout, aquatics director, billiards player, guitarist, landscape architect, the list goes on… But at first look, you’d just never know how amazing the guy was. That was one of the things I admired the most about him.”

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The Allman Brothers Band, the Beacon, the City What More Could a Group of Music-Loving Athenians Desire Than This Annual Pilgrimage? On the night of Saturday, Mar. 17, with a group of 112 friends, family members and friends of friends and family members, I walked into the Beacon Theater in New York City to see the Allman Brothers Band during the annual series of performances known to ABB fans as “the Beacon run.” This yearly trek to New York to see the band play at this great venue began a number of years ago when my wife Tricia and I and six other friends went to the Big Apple to enjoy the music and what the city has to offer. Since then, our group has grown exponentially. Over the years we have learned a lot of things to do, and more importantly, what not to do on the New York junkets. Things go a lot more smoothly now than they did when we first began these adventures. When you have been doing this gig as long as we have, traditions tend to develop, and one of the first for us and Chris and Ed Novey is to hit the Grand Central Oyster Bar, where Ed and I suck down some Blue Point oysters while Chris and Tricia enjoy lobster rolls. The first music came Thursday night, when John and Barbara Timmons, Bob and Chris Pinkerton, the Noveys, Jackie, Tav, Cary, Tricia and I saw the Rodriguez Brothers at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. The club is a sophisticated venue five floors above Columbus Circle, with picture windows overlooking Central Park. The club is named after Dizzy Gillespie, which explains the focus on Southern food, as Dizzy grew up in the South. Fried chicken and collard greens do not immediately come to mind when dining in New York City, but that was my dinner for the night.

Ipanema,” and John Timmons responded with “Danny Boy” and “Old Man River.”

Hittin’ the Note

Saturday, the music beckoned, and it was to be kicked off that afternoon at the Hittin’ the Note party at Terra Blues in the Village, a club two doors down from the legendary Bitter End. The party was sold out, but lots of our crew and their guests made the scene, including Ted Arnold, Tom Marshall, Bill and Rita Deck, Bob Pinkerton, Cliff Jolliff, Beverly and Chris Casey, Del Fetters, and Jackie, Tav, Cary and Bryn Sparks. The real surprise for me was seeing ”Philly Boy,” one of the guys who manned the t-shirt booth for the ABB from

show. We were standing on the left side of the stage, and in some ways we had a $10,000 view, and in some ways a $10 view. I wish everyone could see the drums from the perspective we had. To us, Jaimoe, Butch Trucks and Marc Quinones were all in a line, one behind the other. It was stunning to see the coordination of the three drummers. One moment they were all in sync with a symbol crash, and several beats later each appeared to be doing his own thing, and then in a flash they all came together. I just don’t think you can appreciate from the seats the degree of coordination that all this takes. However, if you want to hear the concert (and why else would you go?) it is one of the worst places to be, as all of the amplifiers are in front of you, pointed out towards the audience. One of the high points of the second half was when Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and Geoff Achison on guitars and Randall on sax were repeatedly swapping licks. Unfortunately, from where I was standing, I could hardly hear Randall playing. Thank goodness I can get a CD set of the concert from For another view of the gig, check out Spence Johnson’s excellent post about our trip at

The After-Party

After the concert, Carl Hawkins, Jeff and Katy Daniels and John Cuff and I headed to the Iridium, where Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band was playing the after-party. Got to say hello to Susan Tedeschi again as well as Derek. Oteil Burbridge, the ABB bass player, came over and sat with our group. His wife is in Rwanda working to save the silver-backed gorillas, and her safety was on his mind. Bert Holman walked by with the comment, During dinner, Becca Crumrine texted me “Just like Grant’s Lounge in Macon, isn’t it, to let me know that she and Kyla Lines were John?” in town and, as it turned out, were close I thought the quote of the week came at to Columbus Circle. I let her know that Ed, the after-party when the band finished their Jackie and I were about to head to Harlem, set and John Cuff said, “They are only going and they readily agreed to join the party. We Spence and Cress Johnson were among the crowd of Athenians in New York to hear the Allman Brothers Band at the to play one set?” I replied, “John, it’s 10 headed north on Park Avenue, crossed 110th fabled Beacon Theatre. Read his perceptive account at minutes to three in the morning!” I think Street and, with the tracks of the “A” Train John’s statement sums up the attraction of on our left, rolled into Harlem. 1973 to 1976, during the same time that my brother AJ was this music as well as anything. Once you get a hold of it, you I have dreamed of going to Harlem nearly all my life, and don’t want to let go! on the road with the band. Philly and AJ were great friends, here I was finally fulfilling that dream. It’s hard to describe the but I hadn’t seen him in over 30 years. John Lynskey and Joe feelings I had on that drive, maybe similar to how Paul Simon John Lyndon Bell with Hittin’ the Note magazine always put on a first-class felt heading to Graceland. We turned on 125th Street to check event, and this was no exception, as Randall Bramblett and out the Apollo, the theater where in 1966 a chance meeting Local attorney John Lyndon has been an Allman Brothers Band fan since Geoff Achison, backed by Yonrico on drums and Ted Pecchio on between my brother Twiggs (road manager for Percy Sledge) his brother Twiggs’ early association, and for years he has engineered bass, played two sets of top-notch music. and Jaimoe (waiting to rejoin Otis Redding when Otis returned this annual trek. from Europe) eventually resulted in their both being founding members of the Allman Brothers Band. Our driver, Stu, dropped us off at the Lenox Lounge, at the corner of 125th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard, where the In my seat, a big smile instantly appeared when the first joint was indeed jumping. A live band with male and female notes of “Midnight Rider” jump-started the night. I watched a Set 1: “Midnight Rider,” “Trouble No More,” “Walk vocalists and backing DJ never stopped blasting out the house couple of tunes and then decided to move around. I ended up on Gilded Splinters,” “Sky Is Crying,”* “Statesboro music. Jackie and I had exactly the same reaction: it reminded backstage as Randall Bramblett took the stage and joined the Blues,”* “Egypt,” “Desdemona,”** “Hoochie us of sneaking into the black clubs when we were underage in band on “Desdemona.” Randall blew a killer sax solo, and as he Coochie Man” Macon and the only white people in the club. We enjoyed the left the stage, I joined him and headed to his dressing room. Set 2: (acoustic) “These Days,” “Dark End of the scene for an hour or so and then headed to the Creole Blues Randall and I talked as the Allmans finished the first set, Street,” “Gold Dust Woman,”† (electric) “Southern Club. The band was packing up as we arrived, so Stu suggested and then Grace Potter entered the room to work on the vocals Man,”† “Ain’t Wastin’ Time,”* “Maydelle,” “Manic the Groove down in Greenwich Village, where we finished up with Randall on the Fleetwood Mac tune, “Gold Dust Woman,” Depression,” “That’s What Love Can Make You the night listening to an R&B/funk band. Somewhere that which was coming up in the second set. Randall was to add Do,”‡ “Jessica,”* night we got a great version of “Purple Rain.” backing vocals to Grace’s lead. I realized I was superfluous. Encore: “One Way Out”* Thinking that three gigs, almost four, in one night, includGot to see a few more folks at intermission, including John ing a trip to Harlem, was not a bad way to begin the musical and Nikolai McArthur and Lee Creasman. The second set (as * with Bruce Katz (keyboard) odyssey, I slipped into bed quietly so as not to wake Tricia, on each night of the Beacon run) began with an acoustic set. ** with Bruce Katz and Randall Bramblett (sax) “These Days” was followed by the “Dark End of the Street,” the who had had another musical adventure that night with the † with Randall Bramblett and Grace Potter (vocals) James Carr R&B song that Gregg had previously covered. Timmons, Pinkertons, and Carol and John Cuff in the hotel ‡ with Randall Bramblett and Geoff Achison (guitar) At the end of the acoustic set, Barbara Timmons, Carol lounge, when a group of charming Brazilian businessmen Cuff and I headed backstage to watch the remainder of the serenaded them, in Portuguese, with the classic “Girl from

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pringtime in Athens always brings two crucial elements back to town: temperate weather and a smorgasbord of music festivals. The first fest of the year is the fifth annual Athens Americana Fest, a celebration of America’s musical roots that townsfolk consistently welcome with open arms. One can likely find aspects of Americana music in all major Athens festivals, but the Americana Fest focuses on this particular genre. The pacing of this event is unique: a five-day journey kicks off at Georgia Theatre, moves to Little Kings over the weekend and winds down at Highwire Lounge Sunday evening. What’s so unique about that? Americana Fest’s founding organizers, Justin Evans and Adam Klein, make sure to plan everything in such a way that allows audience members to catch each show. “One thing that’s different about Americana Fest,” says Evans, “is that we only have one venue going at a time… At the Georgia Theatre, we’re doing a free rooftop happy hour, then an evening show. Other festivals will do multiple clubs at once.” With their audiences in mind, Evans and Klein set out to book both traditional and newfangled Americana acts. Being a big-tent genre, Americana seems to include artists with a certain historicity, rather than a specific sound or message, within its ranks. Now, we’re left with an imprecise definition. “I define Americana as a broad genre of music,” says Evans. “I know some people try to narrow it down, but… we just try to stick with bands that have some attachment to roots music. We have two or three blues bands playing, two or three bluegrass bands playing, then we have other bands that have drifted further from the roots. But you can still sense that connection.” Perhaps it detracts from the meaning of the word “genre” even to refer to Americana as one—we might, more precisely, refer to it as a musical tradition. Blues and bluegrass are certainly two sonically distinct styles, but they both form the roots of modern American music. As Evans says, blues

is “essentially American music, in that it spawned rock and roll, jazz and all these other things that came out of that tradition.” With a festival that’s had steady growth year after year, audiences can expect to see some new and interesting talent.

several others. More broadly, he indicates that a new sonic addition has been added to this year’s fest: “We do have a few artists playing this year that are a little more poppy, like Ruby Kendrick and Thayer Sarrano… We wanted to include a little bit of everything, especially the things that are acoustically based.” Besides satiating the Americana junkie’s appeShovels and Rope tite, the festival’s organizers aim to “let people know just how much of this stuff is actually in Athens.” “The original purpose,” says Evans, “was just to bring everybody together and have an event that really celebrates this kind of music and brings attention to it.” It must be difficult to decide “who’s been representing Americana music in Athens over the past year,” and Evans and Klein regretfully “couldn’t get to everybody” this time around. “Eventually,” says Evans, “we want to get everybody who wants to play in on it.” He adds, “For our purposes, we’re just trying to get music that is rooted in America and bands that appreciate that once they move past the roots.” Hopefully, tradition will be simultaneously honored and bastardized to Athenians’ satisfaction.

Kevin Craig In years past, New West Records has provided the Americana Fest organizers with various items to raffle out, acting as an informal sponsor of sorts. This year, the label is taking on a more active role by providing the festival with a freshly signed duo. The Mastersons, a husband-wife-indie-country-folk act that dropped its debut album, Birds Fly South, less than a month ago, will be moonlighting at Americana Fest—by day, they compose part of Steve Earle’s backing band. Evans can hardly begin to list the bands he’s most looking forward to; he seems excited about every act, new and old. “I think it’s cool that Shonna Tucker from Drive-By Truckers is kind of branching out on her own,” he says. He also mentions Sans Abri (“a spinoff of the Packway Handle Band”), Shovels and Rope (of Charleston, SC, one of Evans’ favorite bands) and

Athens Americana Fest Schedule Wednesday, Apr. 18 • Georgia Theatre Happy Hour on the Rooftop

7:00 p.m. Andrew Combs 8:00 p.m. T. Hardy Morris and the Outfit Opening Night

9:00 p.m. Jonny Corndawg 10:00 p.m. Shovels and Rope 11:00 p.m. Bloodkin

Thursday, Apr. 19 • Little Kings Shuffle Club 9:00 p.m. Ruby Kendrick 10:00 p.m. Vespolina 11:00 p.m. The Georgia Healers 12:00 a.m. Thayer Sarrano

Friday, Apr. 20 • Little Kings Shuffle Club 8:00 p.m. Norma Rae (outside stage) 9:00 p.m. Justin Evans and Friends (inside stage) 9:45 p.m. Charlie Garrett Band (outside stage) 10:45 p.m. The Mastersons (inside stage) 11:45 p.m. Bic C and the Velvet Delta (outside stage) 12:45 a.m. The Corduroy Road (inside stage)

Saturday, Apr. 21 • Little Kings Shuffle Club 8:00 p.m. Old Smokey (outside stage) 8:45 p.m. Sans Abri (inside stage) 9:30 p.m. Smokey’s Farmland Band (outside stage) 10:20 p.m. Adam Klein and the Wild Fires (inside stage) 11:10 p.m. Dave Marr and Friends (outside stage) 12:00 a.m. Shonna Tucker (inside stage) 1:00 a.m. The Whiskey Gentry (inside stage)

Sunday, Apr. 22 • Baxendale Guitar 2:00–4:00 p.m. Free guitar workshop on general care, maintenance and guitar set-up by master luthier Scott Baxendale

Sunday, Apr. 22 • Closing Party at Highwire Lounge

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ew York-based Rubblebucket specializes in creating clever collages of sound and energetic outbursts. The octet’s live performances can be joyfully overheated. Their recordings lean on funky rhythms, sophisticated world-beat grooves and vocalist and sax player Kalmia Traver’s clever melodies and percussive singing. As the group’s charismatic ringleader, Traver couldn’t be happier these days as Rubblebucket travels the country, imparting its unique stylings to willing ears.

is well equipped for just about any sonic exploration. “We can feel ourselves grow,” Traver says. “We’re excited about using each other’s strengths and the sound of the instruments. We’ve felt like we’ve been able to engage fans quite well from early on, and we’ve been able to develop our own sound… I think we’ve really come into our own sound now more than ever before,” she adds. “Some people think it’s such a jumble of genres—from rock

“Word-of-mouth has been the way we’ve grown and extended since we started,” says Traver, speaking last week from the jampacked band van, en route from San Diego to Salt Lake City. “We’ve just been playing live for a long time now, and we really enjoy it. I think that’s where we have most of our energy. We love being around each other, being silly offstage and being really playful musically onstage.” Traver and her boyfriend, trumpeter Alex Toth, have been the core members of the band over the last four years. They met while attending the University of Vermont in Burlington. Before Rubblebucket, they toured and played together with rock/reggae group John Brown’s Body for three years. The two have welcomed a rotation of musicians into the lineup. Since last fall, Traver and her bandmates have toured heavily behind their latest studio album, Omega La La (their third full-length). Paste magazine designated the funky song “Came Out of a Lady” as a top-50 tune of 2011. The video for the song, directed inhouse by drummer Dave Cole, placed the band inside a giant Technicolor tent designed by Traver, with head and arm holes for each band member. It instantly became a fan fave on YouTube. “Came Out of a Lady” is just one of many songs on Omega La La that pulsate with textured rhythms and bounce from one musical style to another. With three horns, guitar, organ, percussion, drums and bass, the band

and roll and pop to other things. There’s no name for it; the music is its own thing. We have some interestingly complex arrangements and some deep grooves that are danceable and also engaging on an intellectual level. Also, there are top harmonies and melodies going on that are fun—especially for people who are interested in having fun.” Having a weird, good time seems to be the general theme on Omega La La. Produced by Eric Broucek (LCD Soundsystem, !!!, Holy Ghost) at DFA Studios and mastered by Joe Lambert (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Herbie Hancock), the sense of energy and spontaneity on the collection is impressive. With positive critiques and an accelerating buzz, Rubblebucket has plenty of momentum behind several spring and summer tours, which include gigs at small clubs, large concert halls and a few huge outdoor festivals across North America. “I totally feel like we can do magical shows at any venue,” Traver says. “As long as there’s energy in front of me that I can participate in, I’m happy.” T. Ballard Lesemann

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Darrell Scott plays the Melting Point on Sunday, Apr. 22. Series.” Reception follows. 4–6 p.m. FREE! ART: Gallery Talk (Georgia Museum of Art) Join Mary Koon and Clay McLaurin for a discussion of “Pattern and Palette in Print: Gentry Magazine and a New Generation of Trendsetters.” 5:30 p.m. FREE! www. CLASSES: Primitive Survival Clinic (Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities) Learn primitive fire-building and natural fiber ropemaking. 7-10 p.m. $10–15. claire. EVENTS: Amadeus Dinner (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) A pre-theater three-course prix-fixe menu for Town & Gown’s Amadeus. Price includes a pass to the play. Apr. 19–21, 5:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. $35–38. 706-354-7901, www. EVENTS: Exercise Workshop (UGA Tate Center) Learn preventative measures and a small exercise to decrease the breaking down of bones. An osteoporosis education event. 7:30-9 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: The Great Southland Stampede Rodeo (2598 S. Milledge Ave.) The UGA Block and Bridle Club presents a good old fashioned rodeo with bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, calf roping and more. Apr. 19–21, 6 p.m. $10–15. 706-542-9374 EVENTS: Recycling Happy Hour (UGA Intramural Fields) WUGA partners with the ACC Recycling Division and UGA Office of Sustainability to host an easy way to recycle electronics such as computers, TVs, phones, cords, cables, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, spent cooking grease and styrofoam. 5–7 p.m. FREE! FILM: Fashion in Movies and Magazines Film Series (Georgia Museum of Art) Funny Face, starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, is a stylish musical about Paris. Held in conjunction with the exhibition “Pattern and Palette in Print: Gentry Magazine and a New Generation of Trendsetters.” 7–9 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Trivia (Gnat’s Landing) Every Thursday. 7–9 p.m. www. GAMES: Special Olympics Bowling (Showtime Bowl) For individuals with cognitive disabilities ages 21 & up. Call to register and to obtain a medical form. Thursdays, 4:30–6 p.m. $3.75/game. 706-5481028 GAMES: Trivia (The Volstead) Every Thursday! 7:30-9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-5300

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period humor. 8 p.m. $32. www.pac. THEATRE: Chicago (UGA Fine Arts Building) University Theatre presents the steamy, saucy, award-winning musical about two murderesses on death row in 1920s Chicago fighting for fame, fortune and all that jazz. Apr. 18-21, 8:00 p.m. & Apr. 22, 2:30 p.m. $12 (students), $15. www. THEATRE: Amadeus (Town and Gown Players) Peter Shaffer weaves a tale of the relationship between 18th-century composers Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Apr. 19–21, 8 p.m. & Apr. 22, 2 p.m. $12–15. 706-208-8696,

Friday 20 ART: Opening Reception (Aurum Studios) For the juried show of works by master’s students from Lamar Dodd School of Art. 6–8:30 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: The Great Southland Stampede Rodeo (2598 S. Milledge Ave.) See Apr. 19 Events. Apr. 19–21, 6 p.m. $10–15. 706542-9374 EVENTS: Greenfest Awards Ceremony (UGA Ecology Building) A reception and awards ceremony honoring individuals, organizations and businesses that have made a positive impact on the environment of Athens-Clarke County over the past year. 5:45 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Record Store Day Midnight Sale (Wuxtry Records) Celebrate Record Store Day at this special event. Wuxtry will be open at midnight until 2 a.m. with live music, giveaways and special offers, including the Patterson Hood and the Downtown 13 7-inch vinyl single “After It’s Gone,” the Futurebirds’ new 12-inch vinyl Seney-Stovall and many more RSD treasures. Regular store hours on Saturday, Apr. 21. 12 a.m., 706-369-9428 EVENTS: AlanFest 2012 Pub Crawl (The Roadhouse) ALANFEST 2012 KICKOFF Honoring the memory of Alan Lewis, AlanFest gets started at the Roadhouse with a pub crawl with live music at various venues all over downtown Athens. See story on p. 15. 9 p.m. 706-613-2324 EVENTS: UGA Observatory Open House (UGA Observatory) The 24-inch telescope is open for public viewing and discussion on the roof of the UGA physics building. Saturn, Venus and Mars will be visible if the sky is clear. Final open house of the

school year. 9–10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-2485 EVENTS: Amadeus Dinner (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) A pre-theater three-course prix-fixe menu for Town & Gown’s Amadeus. Price includes a pass to the play. Apr. 19–21, 5:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. $35–38. 706-354-7901, www. EVENTS: Senior Adult Trip to the Atlanta Dogwood Festival (Lay Park) Enjoy fine art, food, live music and comedy. Ages 55 & up. 10 a.m. $5–8. 706-613-3596 EVENTS: Day of Action (UGA Tate Center) An Earth Day event for the eco-minded or eco-curious. Organizations will have tables set up with information about student groups, local businesses and government agencies. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Rahasya Live (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) Rahasya plays rhythmic pulsing music inspired by Afro-Caribbean, hip-hop, funk and gospel beats. 8 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Fantastic Fridays (Bishop Park) Obstacle courses and other activities in an unstructured environment. For ages 10 months to 4 years and their guardians. 9–10 a.m. $5–15. 706-613-3589 LECTURES AND LIT: “Downton Abbey” Roundtable Discussion (Miller Learning Center) (Room 248) A panel discussion on the TV series. 4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-3966 LECTURES AND LIT: Parthemos Lecture (Miller Learning Center) (Room 214) “The Trouble with Voters…and Those Who Try to Fix Them,” presented byArthur Lupia. Reception to follow. 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! LECTURES AND LIT: Lunch With Leaders: Annette Hatton (UGA Memorial Hall) (4th floor) Hear a successful LGBTQ-identified leader tell their story. Snacks included. 12 p.m. FREE! LECTURES AND LIT: Forum (Miller Learning Center) (Room 248) A panel of faculty and students will reflect on the implications of the Trayvon Martin shooting and its aftermath. 2:30–3:45 p.m. FREE! OUTDOORS: Friday Night Paddles (Sandy Creek Park) Experience nighttime on Lake Chapman. Bring or rent a canoe or kayak. For ages 12 & up. Register. 9–11 p.m. $5–12/ family. 706-613-3631, PERFORMANCE: The Underworld (The Morton Theatre) Dancefx’s spring concert features performances by Sweet Dreams, Contact Dance Company, The Modern Pin Ups, the Dancefx Tap Ensemble and Studio Program Classes. Apr. 20–21, 7:30 p.m. & Apr. 21, 4:30 p.m. $11-15. PERFORMANCE: Athens Cabaret Showgirls (Go Bar) A unique show featuring performances by local drag artists. 9 p.m. 706-546-5609 THEATRE: Chicago (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Apr. 18 Theatre. Apr. 18-21, 8:00 p.m. & Apr. 22, 2:30 p.m. $12 (students), $15. www. THEATRE: Amadeus (Town and Gown Players) See Apr. 19 Theatre. Apr. 19–21, 8 p.m. & Apr. 22, 2 p.m. $12–15. 706-208-8696, www.

Saturday 21 ART: Spring Studio Sale (R.Wood Studio) Come peruse the latest ceramics from R. Wood Studio. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

ART: Spring Sale (Normaltown Pottery) Pottery by Juana Gnecco, Carter Gillies and Nancy Green and paintings by Anne Willis. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. ART: New Moon Dream Board Workshop (Over the Moon Creative Possibilities) Create a vision board collage with Moon Mama. Apr. 19, 7-9 p.m. & Apr. 21, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $10. 706-540-2712 ART: Renewal Art Show (SeneyStovall Chapel) Fine arts and crafts for sale, musicians, vendors, a silent auction, kids’ creative area and more. Proceeds benefit art education in Athens elementary schools. Apr. 21, 12–5 p.m. & Apr. 22, 1–4 p.m. ART: Beginning Calligraphy Workshop (The Loft Art Supplies) A review of basic fonts and their uses and an introduction to calligraphy materials. 1–3 p.m. $40. www. ART: Closing Reception (William J. Thompson Gallery) For a sculpture and 3D art exhibition hosted by the Georgia Sculptors’ Society. Catered by Chops & Hops. 6–9 p.m. FREE! ART: Family Day (Georgia Museum of Art) Celebrate special people in your life with images of love and adoration in the exhibition “A Divine Light: Northern Renaissance Paintings from the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery” and create a work of art inspired by an important person in your life. Special performance by Suzuki violin students from the UGA Community Music School. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! ART: Open House (120 Barrow St.) View the paintings of artist Chatham Murray. 11 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE! www. ART: Southworks Artist Market (OCAF) Eighty of the region’s top artisans and artists will be selling their original works. Outdoor artists’ booths will include pottery, paintings, fiber art, stained and fused glass, jewelry, sculpture, photography, woodwork and more. Food vendors and a children’s area available. 10 am.–5 p.m. FREE! 706769-4565,, www. CLASSES: West African Drum and Dance Workshop (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) A drum and dance workshop with Samba Diallo, drummer and dancer from Cote d’Ivoire. 2–3:30 p.m. (drum class), 3:30–5 p.m. (dance class). $15–25. 706-546-7914, CLASSES: Internet Resources for Family History Research (Oconee County Library) Laura Carter discusses the benefits of websites that speed and enhance genealogical research and the differences between free and subscription-based websites. 2 p.m. FREE! 706-7693950 CLASSES: Under the Hood Car Class (Universal Auto Shop) Learn how to maintain your car’s systems. BYOC (bring your own car). 12–2 p.m. FREE! 706-224-0137, www. CLASSES: Eight Silken Qigong (Red Lotus Institute) Experience moving meditation to improve your health and harmonize your mind, body and spirit. Saturdays, 10 a.m. $10. EVENTS: Athens Fashion Collective Spring Event (Jittery Joe’s Roaster and Stan Mullins’ Art Studio) Runway shows by Community Service and Claire Buyens, live music by pacificUV and a gallery art show featuring Walker Howle, Brooke Davidson and


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Lamar Dodd fabric design students at Jittery Joe’s Roaster. A garden party at Stan Mullins’ Art Studio will follow with fashion presentations and music by Powerkompany, Walker Howle, Paul Nunn and DJ Electrophoria. See story on p. 9. 6:30–8 p.m. FREE! 706-316-2067 EVENTS: The Great Southland Stampede Rodeo (2598 S. Milledge Ave.) See Apr. 19 Events. Apr. 19–21, 6 p.m. $10–15. 706542-9374 EVENTS: Palace of Mosaics: A Night in the Middle East (UGA Tate Center) (Grand Hall) A show highlighting the Arab and Persian cultures with singing, dancing and other artistic performances. Middle Eastern food will be provided. 7 p.m. 706-542-8579 EVENTS: Contra Dance and Acoustic Jam (Memorial Park) Old-time contra dance with live music by Hot Fire String Band and calling by George Synder. Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. Free lesson at 7:30 p.m. No partner needed. 8-11 p.m. FREE! (under 18), $7. www. EVENTS: Amadeus Dinner (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) A pre-theater three-course prix-fixe menu for Town & Gown’s Amadeus. Price includes a pass to the play. Apr. 19–21, 5:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. $35–38. 706-354-7901, www. EVENTS: Oconee Farmers Market (Oconee County Courthouse) Fresh produce, meats and other farm products. Every Saturday. 8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.oconeecountyobservations. EVENTS: Zumba Dinner Night (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) Zumba, a catered Mexican dinner and more. Pre-registration required. Child care available. 5:30–8:30 p.m. $20. www. EVENTS: 2nd Annual Big Gay Cookout (Lay Park) Join for a cookout in honor of the LGBT community. Straight allies welcome. Bring a dish to share. 1–3 p.m. FREE! athens EVENTS: Library Birthday Party (ACC Library) Celebrate the library’s 20th birthday with a family music jam. Children of all ages and their families are invited to play instruments and sing along together before eating a slice of birthday cake. 3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 EVENTS: Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights March (Lay Park) Put on a purple shirt, bring a sign or banner and join Athens PRIDE for a march ending at the UGA Arch. 11:30 a.m. FREE! EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music at every market. Every Saturday through mid-December. Today’s market features a chili cookoff! 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Fluke Mini-Comics Festival (40 Watt Club) Annual mini-comic festival organized by Athens-area comic artists, underground publishers and their enthusiasts. Exchange ideas related to mini-comics, zines and other independent publications. See story on p. 34. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. $2. www. EVENTS: Piedmont Gardeners’ 19th Annual Tour of Gardens (Athens, Ga) Southern charm and innovation delight in five beautifully


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cultivated, private local gardens. Ticket includes a map, directions and information about each garden to be visited. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20. GAMES: Letters for Literacy (Athens Technical College) A double-round Scrabble tournament for charity. For ages 13 & up. Proceeds benefit adult literacy programs in Athens. Register online by Apr. 19. 2–6 p.m. $15–20. KIDSTUFF: Earth Day Craft-ORama (Lay Park) Celebrate Earth Day by making arts and crafts from common household materials. For ages 6-10. 11 a.m. FREE! 706-6133596 KIDSTUFF: Earthday (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Create DIY planters and meet farmers from 3 Porch Farm and Sweet Olive Farm who are bringing baby chicks and strawberry honey pops. Featuring live music from Amanda Kapousouz from Tin Cup Prophette and a lemonade stand. Proceeds benefit Wholesome Wave. 12–3 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Nature Trading Post (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Trade one or two objects found in nature for points or other nature objects in the center’s collection. 11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615 KIDSTUFF: Kidsworks (OCAF) Kids can make hats, thumb buddies and sun catchers and have their faces painted. They will create murals with artists Bill Pierson and Stanley Bermudez, which will be featured later in an exhibition. Part of The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation’s Southworks Juried Fine Arts Festival. 1–5 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5601 KIDSTUFF: Saturday at the Rock (Rock Eagle 4H Center) Draw on nature for inspiration while learning to sketch with a local artist. 9:30–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-484-2862, KIDSTUFF: Story Time (Avid Bookshop) Come listen to children’s stories read aloud. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. & Saturdays, 1 p.m. FREE! 706352-2060 LECTURES AND LIT: UGA Band History Symposium (UGA Edge Recital Hall) Featuring performances, distinguished speakers and a round table discussion on “The Current State of American Band History Research.” 9 a.m. FREE! OUTDOORS: Green Day of Service (Athens, Ga) Projects include gardens at eight local schools, three community gardens and a compost bin building site. Visit website to register and for service locations. All ages. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.athensgreenfest. com OUTDOORS: Spring Bird Hike (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Join the local chapter of the Audubon Society for a spring bird hike. Bring binoculars. All ages. Meet at the Chapel parking lot. 8 a.m. FREE! OUTDOORS: Naturalist Walk (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Join the SCNC staff for a walk around the center’s property. Bring a camera or binoculars. Open to all ages. Call to register. 10–11 a.m. FREE! 706613-3615 PERFORMANCE: Beta Burlesque (Go Bar) What a tease! Open-mic variety and burlesque show hosted by Miss Effie. 10 p.m. FREE! 706546-5609


PERFORMANCE: The Underworld (The Morton Theatre) Dancefx’s spring concert features performances by Sweet Dreams, Contact Dance Company, The Modern Pin Ups, the Dancefx Tap Ensemble and Studio Program Classes. Apr. 20–21, 7:30 p.m. & Apr. 21, 4:30 p.m. $11-15. PERFORMANCE: NO SHAME! Staged Reading Series (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) Hosted by Rose of Athens Theatre. This month features a reading of Donkey by John Patrick Bray. Email for details on participating. 7-8 p.m. FREE!, www. THEATRE: Amadeus (Town and Gown Players) Peter Shaffer weaves a tale of the relationship between 18th-century composers Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Apr. 19–21, 8 p.m. & Apr. 22, 2 p.m. $12–15. 706-208-8696, THEATRE: The Man Who Came to Dinner (Cedar Shoals High School) A well-known, eccentric radio personality, Sheridan Whiteside, slips and falls on the front doorstep of a small-town family and is ordered by an incompetent country doctor to remain in their home to recuperate. Antics ensue. Apr. 21, 7:30 p.m. & Apr. 22, 2:30 p.m. $3–6. 706-5465375, ext. 21321, milsapr@clarke. THEATRE: Chicago (UGA Fine Arts Building) University Theatre presents the steamy, saucy, award-winning musical about two murderesses on death row in 1920s Chicago fighting for fame, fortune and all that jazz. Apr. 18-21, 8:00 p.m. & Apr. 22, 2:30 p.m. $12 (students), $15. www.

Sunday 22 ART: Renewal Art Show (SeneyStovall Chapel) Fine arts and crafts for sale, musicians, vendors, a silent auction, kids’ creative area and more. Proceeds benefit art education in Athens elementary schools. Apr. 21, 12–5 p.m. & Apr. 22, 1–4 p.m. ART: Spring Sale (Normaltown Pottery) Pottery by Juana Gnecco, Carter Gillies and Nancy Green and paintings by Anne Willis. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. ART: Southworks Artist Market (OCAF) Eighty of the region’s top artisans and artists will be selling their original works. Outdoor artists’ booths will include pottery, paintings, fiber art, stained glass, jewelry, sculpture, photography, woodwork and more. Food vendors and a children’s area available. 10 am.–5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-4565, info@ocaf. com, ART: Opening Reception (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA)) For the “Upcycle” exhibit, featuring the Trashion Fashion Competition and Promenade. Celebrity judges will award prizes to the contestants, who come from the Green Cup Sororities, a collection of Athenian artists and art students from ACC schools. 3–6 p.m. FREE! ART: Spring Artist’s Market (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) Jewelry, letterpress, knits, home décor and more for sale, all made by local artists. Snacks and drinks available. 4–7 p.m. FREE! www. CLASSES: Brush-Making (Good Dirt) Create Japanese-style glazing brushes for pottery or painting using locally gathered materials. Call to register. 2-4 p.m. $30. 706-3553161,

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Shabazz Palaces, !!! 40 Watt Club Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler is all about the music. This was clear from the first second of what was literally only a two- or three-minute interview with the notoriously press-shy Shabazz Palaces and unapologetically terse MC who has masterminded not one, but two of the most unique and innovative acts in the last 20 years of hip-hop: the ‘90s jazz-rap outfit Digable Planets and his current project, the avantdub-rap duo Shabazz Palaces. Making his way from Chicago to Detroit, he offered a (very) few words about the group’s upcoming gig at the 40 Watt. Having cultivated a somewhat enigmatic mystique about himself over the years, Butler was refreshingly honest and forthright, even about why he is more open to doing interviews now, saying, “When we signed to Sub Pop, they wanted us to start taking some more responsibility for things like that.” It is clear that, were he still an independent contractor, this conversation likely wouldn’t be happening. In regard to his music, which combines complex, highly literate rhyming and heavy, dubstep-tinged production for an uncommonly original and instantly recognizable sound, Butler struggles to identify any major influences, noting only that: “It’s hard. [Our music] isn’t inspired directly. It’s more about a single note, or sound, or seeing other forms of art, and life, and how everything interconnects. It’s about seeing things from a different perspective.” As for the live show, he ticks off a treasure chest of musical toys, explaining that the group travels with “drums, drum machines, keyboards, all-points processors and all sorts of other stuff” and goes on to share his (subdued) excitement at visiting New Orleans and Baton Rouge as the group will be on tour for the rest of this year, at least. A man of few words offstage, Butler clearly saves them all for the mic, and when he finally does get to talking next Thursday, you’ll understand why. [David Fitzgerald]

EVENTS: Earth Day Celebration (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) Participate in vinyasa-style yoga, bring t-shirts for a t-shirt cutting workshop and experiment with dance. See Rahasya live at 8 p.m. She plays rhythmic pulsing music inspired by AfroCaribbean, hip-hop, funk and gospel beats. 10:30 a.m. FREE! EVENTS: Engineers Without Borders Benefit Dinner (Hotel Indigo) The UGA Chapter of Engineers Without Borders hosts a dinner before traveling to El Salvador to complete a water treatment project. All proceeds benefit the project. 5:30 p.m. $20 (students), $35. www. GAMES: Trivia (Buffalo’s Southwest Café) “Brewer’s Inquisition,” trivia hosted by Chris Brewer every Sunday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-3546655, GAMES: Trivia Sundays (Blind Pig Tavern) At the West Broad location. 6 p.m. 706-208-7979 GAMES: Trivia (The Capital Room) Every Sunday! Hosted by Evan Delany (former Wild Wing trivia host). First place wins $50 and second place wins $25. 8 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Kidsworks (OCAF) Kids can make hats, thumb buddies and sun catchers and have their faces painted. They will create murals with artists Bill Pierson and Stanley Bermudez, which will be featured later in an exhibition. Part of The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation’s Southworks Juried Fine Arts Festival. 1–5 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5601 KIDSTUFF: Earth Day (ACC Library) Celebrate Earth Day with make-andtake crafts that use unrecyclable materials. 3:30–5 p.m. FREE! 706613-3650 LECTURES AND LIT: Meet the Author (Avid Bookshop) Dana Wildsmith signs copies of her

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environmental memoir Back to Abnormal: Surviving with an Old Farm in the New South. Sonny Houston will play bluegrass. 4–5 p.m. FREE! THEATRE: The Man Who Came to Dinner (Cedar Shoals High School) A well-known, eccentric radio personality, Sheridan Whiteside, slips and falls on the front doorstep of a small-town family and is ordered by an incompetent country doctor to remain in their home to recuperate. Antics ensue. Apr. 21, 7:30 p.m. & Apr. 22, 2:30 p.m. $3–6. 706-5465375, ext. 21321, milsapr@clarke. THEATRE: Amadeus (Town and Gown Players) Peter Shaffer weaves a tale of the relationship between 18th-century composers Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Apr. 19–21, 8 p.m. & Apr. 22, 2 p.m. $12–15. 706-208-8696, THEATRE: Chicago (UGA Fine Arts Building) University Theatre presents the steamy, saucy, award-winning musical about two murderesses on death row in 1920s Chicago fighting for fame, fortune and all that jazz. Apr. 18-21, 8:00 p.m. & Apr. 22, 2:30 p.m. $12 (students), $15. www.

Thompson. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (Oconee County Library) Stories for readers-to-be from 0-23 months. Meet other parents while babies enjoy stories, songs, nursery rhymes and play time. 10 a.m. FREE! 706769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Snuggle in your jammies and listen to bedtime stories. Every Monday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650 PERFORMANCE: An Evening with Garrison Keillor (Hugh Hodgson Hall) Best-selling author and host of “A Prairie Home Companion” Garrison Keillor brings his one-man show to Athens. In an evening of story telling, the humorist shares anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon and “late-life fatherhood.” Keillor is the recipient of a Grammy Award, two Cable ACE Awards, a Peabody Award, a National Humanities Medal and is a member of the Radio Hall of Fame. 8 p.m. $35–75. 706-542-4400

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EVENTS: Lupulin Ladies (Highwire Lounge) Join the women’s beer tasting group from Terrapin Beer Co. to taste a flight of five to six craft beers. 6:30 p.m. $16.95. www.terrapinbeer. com GAMES: Trivia (Highwire Lounge) Every Monday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706543-8997 GAMES: Rock and Roll Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Get a team together and show off your extensive music knowledge every Monday! Hosted by Jonathan

CLASSES: Internet Scavenger Hunt (Madison County Library) Use your knowledge of the Internet to uncover information! Apr. 24, 2–3 p.m. & 7-8 p.m., Apr. 25, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 EVENTS: Couture a-la-Carte: Last Day (UGA Dawson Hall) The pop-up retail shop’s last day features handmade jewelry and apparel made by women in Ghana. Make a card for the children in Kumasi Children’s Orphanage and receive a free bracelet made in Burkina Faso. 11 a.m.–3

p.m. FREE!!/ UGA_CALC EVENTS: 18th Annual Entree of Hope (Athens, Ga) Eat out to help two great causes. 25 local restaurants donate 10% of their profits to The Ark United Ministry Outreach Center and the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank. See participating restaurants online. www. EVENTS: Tuesday Tour at Two (UGA Special Collections Library Building) Tour the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection exhibit galleries, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor. 2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@ EVENTS: Earth Day Wine Dinner (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) Shiraz presents five courses paired with five wines. Call for reservations. 6–9 p.m. 706-208-0010 GAMES: Flicker Poker Night (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Fourth Tuesday of each month. 8:30 p.m. 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 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Every Tuesday. 9–11 p.m. 706353-0305 GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 706354-1515 GAMES: Trivia (Shane’s Rib Shack) (College Station) Every Tuesday! 7 p.m. 706-543-0050 GAMES: Trivia (Chango’s Asian Kitchen) Learn facts, eat noodles. Every Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706546-0015 KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Oconee County Library) Enjoy a morning of stories, songs and crafts. For kids ages 2–5 and their caregivers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. 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 LECTURES AND LIT: Ecology Lecture (UGA Ecology Building) “The Ecological Geochemistry of Iron in Tropical Soils,” Aaron Thompson, crop and soil science. 3:30–5 p.m. FREE! bethgav@uga. edu LECTURES AND LIT: Special Collections Library Tour (UGA Russell Library) Explore interactive kiosks with access to oral history interviews, historical film, video and sound recordings. Look for familiar faces from the state’s political history in Art Rosenbaum’s mural, “Doors.” Every Tuesday. 2 p.m. FREE! 706542-8079 LECTURES AND LIT: Lunchtime Learning: Get, Give & Grow Help 211 (ACC Library) Dawn Aiello explains the services of Community Connection. Feel free to bring a lunch to this 45-minute program. 12:15 p.m. FREE! 706613-3650 MEETINGS: Great Decisions Group Discussion (ACC Library) Great Decisions is a national program that encourages learning about U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Participants read articles and meet weekly to discuss issues. Every Tuesday night. 7 p.m. $20. 706-613-3650

OUTDOORS: Golden Sneakers Walking Club (Lay Park) A fitness program for senior adults to get active, stay fit and have fun. Participants can set their own speed and walk and talk with other seniors during an invigorating stroll around the park and other designated routes. Call to register. 10 a.m. $3–5. 706-613-3596 PERFORMANCE: Joke-a-Go-Go (Go Bar) Come see local yuksters sharpening their skills, blundering first-timers and traveling pros at this comedy open mic hosted by Nate Mitchell. Last Tuesday of every month. 8 p.m. FREE! (performers), $5. 706-546-5609

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Wednesday 25 ART: Opening Reception (MultiModal Transit Center) For “Life in the Rearview Mirror,” a collection of art and stories about transportation from seniors at the Center for Active Living. 10:30–11:30 a.m. FREE! ART: Opening Reception (Georgia Theatre) For new artwork by Walker Howle of Dead Confederate and by his father, William Howle. 6–8 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Genealogy 102: Census Records Online (Oconee County Library) This class covers navigating the genealogy databases Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online. Participants must have basic computer skills. Registration required. 3–4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 CLASSES: Internet Scavenger Hunt (Madison County Library) Use your knowledge of the Internet to uncover information! Apr. 24, 2–3 p.m. & 7-8 p.m., Apr. 25, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 EVENTS: Birthday Party for David Shearon (Ashford Manor) David Shearon, co-owner of Ashford Manor, celebrates his birthday and the opening of Ashford On Main. Activities include a live auction, live music from Kick the Boot and The Wildcats and desserts. BYOB. Donations benefit Project Safe. 4–7 p.m. $10 (suggested donation). EVENTS: Canine Cocktail Hour (Hotel Indigo) (Madison Bar & Bistro Courtyard) Drink and food specials for you and your (well-behaved, non-aggressive, vaccinated) dog! Every Wednesday. 5-7 p.m. www. EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Little Kings Shuffle Club) An afternoon market featuring local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music at every market. Every Wednesday through the end of October. 4–7 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Israel Day 2012 (UGA Tate Center) Israel Day focuses on educating students about Israeli culture and present day issues. Featuring free food, Israeli music, Hebrew bracelet making, a Wall for Peace and fliers with facts about Israel. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! 704996-4230, EVENTS: Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon (Trumps Catering) Employers are invited to treat their administrative staff to lunch. All proceeds benefit Children First Inc., an Athens nonprofit organization that promotes safe homes for children in times of family crisis. 12–1:30 p.m. $25. 706-613-1922, GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie) (Five Points location) Open your pie-

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hole for a chance to win! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706850-7424 GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Think you know it all? Test your knowledge every Wednesday night. 8 p.m. (Baldwin St. & Broad St. locations). 706-548-3442 GAMES: Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Trivia (Treppenhaus) Trivia every Wednesday with host Irish Dave. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-355-3060 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Movie Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Hosted by Jeremy Dyson. 9 p.m. lkshuffleclub KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Oconee County Library) Enjoy a morning of stories, songs and crafts. For kids ages 2–5 and their caregivers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Wildcard Wednesday (ACC Library) Up next: Bottle Cap Pendants! Use recycled bottle caps to make pendants. Bring pictures and tiny objects to personalize your pendant. For ages 11–18. 4–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 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: Full Bloom Storytime (Full Bloom Center) Interactive storytime led by local storytellers who love reading to children. Open to all ages. 4 p.m. $3 (suggested donation). 706-353-3373, www. KIDSTUFF: Earth Day Storytime (Madison County Library) Listen to stories about Mother Nature. 10:30– 11 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 LECTURES AND LIT: Oconee Democrats Book Group (Piccolo’s Italian Steak House) A discussion on Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin. 7 p.m. FREE! LECTURES AND LIT: Lecture with Dr. Will Tuttle (Miller Learning Center) (Room 248) Learn about eating for spiritual health and social harmony. Dr. Tuttle is author of The World Peace Diet which explores the profound cultural and spiritual ramifications of our food choices. 7 p.m. FREE! LECTURES AND LIT: Community Snapshot: It Takes a Village (ACC Library) Join The Boomers: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning for information on The Village, an upcoming organization that provides services to elders or disabled adults of low and moderate income level. 12:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

LIVE MUSIC Wednesday 18 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $10. TYLER HILTON Hilton sings radioready adult alternative with some Americana undertones.

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DION ROY Singer-songwriter known for fusing his bass-inspired roots with his knack for writing an unforgettable pop/rock hook. DAKOTA AND WILL Poppy country duo. Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18+). www. BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD San Francisco wunderkind Mikey Maramag creates reverb-laden musical collages with inspirational themes using nature samples and a wash of electronica and organic instrumentation. HEROBUST Atlanta electronic artist with hip-hop inspired beats. Playing a special down-tempo set. FINE PEDUNCLE Solo indie/electronic/neo-soul performer from Knoxville, TN who loops electronics, samples, bass and vocals live to build sexy psychedelic jams. Farm 255 Early show. 8–10 p.m. FREE! www. CALEB DARNELL Member of The Darnell Boys and Bellyache sings the blues. 10 p.m. FREE! RUBBLEBUCKET A hyperkinetic kaleidoscope of drum beats, lush vocal harmonies and horns. See story on p. 19. Georgia Theatre Happy Hour on the Rooftop! 7 p.m. FREE! ANDREW COMBS Soulful country with a healthy dose of rock and roll swagger. (7 p.m.) T. HARDY MORRIS AND THE OUTFIT Dead Confederate frontman Hardy Morris leads this new project which features lonesome pedal steel,

tender folky melodies and dreamy harmonies. (8 p.m.) “Athens Americana Fest Kick Off.” 9 p.m. $10. BLOODKIN The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics for darkly countrified bar-room rock. SHOVELS & ROPE Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent playing “sloppy tonk” music. JONNY CORNDAWG Off-kilter, country-flavored, tongue-in-cheek ballads. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 BLACK MOON Psychedelic experimentations. HELEN SCOTT Lindsey Haddad (exLaminated Cat), Emileigh Ireland, Hannah Weyandt and sometimes Dena Zilber (El Hollin, Werewolves) play folky pop with a hint of psychedelic rock. DANIEL BONESPUR Excellent songsmithing (with really interesting chord progressions) from a newly installed Athenian! EAST CACKALACKY ASCETIC MARCHING DEATH BAND A duo of buskers who like to hitch and ride the rails around the ol’ U.S. of A., having adventures and making music. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamicism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. Playing every Wednesday in April! Highwire Lounge 8–11 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). The new originals spark like Booker T & the MG’s mixed with 20th century harmony, and will appeal to a strange cross section of indie noise rockers and noodle-limbed jam-band fans alike. Every Wednesday in April! Little Kings Shuffle Club Farmers Market! 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. HOLLY BELLE This local singersongwriter sings smoky, acoustic ballads accompanied by cello. 10 p.m. $3. lkshuffleclub LA ARMADA Chicago-based thrash punk. GNARX Howling bluesy punk featuring the fierce growl of Chelsea Ray Lea with Christopher Ingham on guitar and Dain Marx on drums. THE FACT Latino punk rock based here in Athens. TRIANGLE FIRE Local crust-punk band. Locos Grill & Pub 6–9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Rd. location) KIP JONES Playing a diverse set of rock and Americana covers over acoustic guitar. The Melting Point 9 p.m. $8 (adv) $10 (door) PASSAFIRE Savannah band with a unique sound that is sometimes bluegrass, sometimes reggae, and sometimes something else altogether. LOWDIVE Local band that’s into ska/ reggae. The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

Saturday, April 21

Quintron and Miss Pussycat Farm 255 Some 15 years ago, Quintron crawled from the murky depths of the New Orleans bayou to bring “swamptech” to the world. Relying largely on self-made instruQuintron ments, including his patented Drum Buddy, he has released 13 full-length albums that, as he says, “have the psychedelic soul of New Orleans garage R&B filtered through a tough, distorted Hammond B-3.” Replete with handmade puppets courtesy of his partner-in-performance, Miss Pussycat (who sings back-up vocals as though she were schooled by Kate Pierson herself), Quintron’s live show is a mess of shiny things, dripping sweat and slack jaws. With his unbuttoned shirt and proclivity for offbeat commentary onstage (“Does this shirt look gay? This song is dedicated to anyone who’s ever eaten chicken out of a handbag!”), Quintron can come off as aggressively weird. But maybe that’s not a bad thing. When his fingers start shimmying over those organ keys and Miss Pussycat’s maracas get shaking, a strange kind of voodoo fills the air. Sitting in Ike & Jane, watching Quintron videos on YouTube, it was all this writer could do not to start wiggling uncontrollably in her chair. From The B-52s to of Montreal, Athens is a town with a grand tradition of incubating bizarre acts with shows that emphasize silliness and merrymaking, which are also linchpins of Quintron and Miss Pussycat’s aesthetic. “I want the audience to have a really good time with me and party,” says Miss Pussycat. “When I do a show and it’s really fun, I forget that we’re having a show.” Miss P has just finished work on a new puppet theater, which she’ll be debuting this weekend, along with a new live puppet show. It seems a fitting choice. Though they may take beignets over biscuits, Quintron and Miss Pussycat’s loose, madcap music-making and performance make them honorary members of Athens’ society of the weird and wonderful. Saturday’s 11 p.m. show is FREE! [Rachel Bailey]



Walker’s Coffee & Pub 9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1433 LIVE JAZZ Every Wednesday! Featuring Taj. The Winery 7–11 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0095 LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT Local singer-songwriter performs solo folk and country. Every Wednesday

Thursday 19 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $12 (adv.) !!! Dance-punk band that formed in Sacramento, CA in 1996. SHABAZZ PALACES Seattle-based hip-hop collective led by Ishmael Butler (AKA Palaceer Lazaro) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire. See Calendar Pick on p. 22. MAD AXES “Pro-Life Suicide Rap.” Influences include: MIA, KMD, BDP, WTC, NWA, CCR, EPMD, Run-DMC and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. DePalma’s Italian Cafe 7:30 p.m. FREE! (Timothy Rd. location) BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv. Featuring John Miley (guitar), Dave Spivey (keys), Darrin Cook (bass) and Jamie DeRevere (drums). Farm 255 UGA F.O.O.T.S.T.E.P.S. Benefit. 11 p.m. $5 (suggested donation). www. SUMILAN Technically proficient musicians playing progressive jam rock. All proceeds benefit UGA F.O.O.T.S.T.E.P.S. in an effort to build a school in Mali, Africa. DYLAN SHEPPARD AND THE STRAYS Americana, folk and blues from Monroe, GA. Flicker Theatre & Bar 8:30 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com CICADA RHYTHM Athens/Atlanta acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk. BESIDES DANIEL Inspiring indiefolk band from Atlanta with songs about “life, faith, daydreams and adventure.” TIMOTHY WALKER Folk musician from Atlanta. Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $7. THE PIMPS OF JOYTIME Brooklynbased band with a diverse sound and spirited attitude strongly influenced by the DJ culture and live music scene from which they emerged. EDDIE AND THE PUBLIC SPEAKERS Local power trio delivers an energetic show with a hardhitting rhythm section, funky riffs and soaring guitar solos filled with catchy hooks and harmonies. THE WOODGRAINS Local band that plays a blend of funk, rock and soul featuring three vocalists and charismatic harmonies. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John “Dr. Fred” Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Little Kings Shuffle Club Athens Americana Fest. 9 p.m. $5. RUBY KENDRICK Local singersongwriter with a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics. (9 p.m.) VESPOLINA Baroque pop-rock band featuring lush arrangements and clever wordplay, fronted by Daniel Aaron. (10 p.m.)

THE GEORGIA HEALERS Athens’ premier blues band for over 20 years. (11 p.m.) THAYER SARRANO Local singersongwriter and multi-instrumentalist with lovely, airy vocals singing dark, gentle melodies. (12 a.m.) Locos Grill & Pub 6–9 p.m. FREE! 706-548-7803 (Harris St. location) JIM PERKINS Acoustic singer/songwriter from Augusta. He combines folk, jazz and blues. New Earth Music Hall 10 p.m. $8. www.newearthmusichall. com MUX MOOL Homespun electro hiphop—the product of an introverted mind, extroverted imagination and a bottomless cultural appetite. DEVONWHO Synthy, low-slung beats that sit somewhere in between hiphop and experimental electronic music. ETHEREAL Lyrically centered rap and electronica from Atlanta. DIVINE INTERFACE Ghetto lo-fi from Atlanta spins a DJ set. CONSPIRACY The psychedelic hiphop producer will spin a DJ set. No Where Bar 10 p.m. $3. 706-546-4742 COPE High-energy jam band from Tampa. The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Get your fill of straight-up, authentic blues covers from this skilled Athens five-piece. Playing at “Blues Night” every Thursday at The Office Lounge. WUOG 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE IN THE LOBBY New Madrid will perform on the college radio station’s twice weekly program. Listen over the air, stream online or drop by the station to watch! Your Pie 8–Midnight. FREE! (Downtown location) LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT Local singer-songwriter performs solo folk and country. Every Thursday!

Friday 20 40 Watt Club 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). THE DICTATORTOTS These longtime Athenian chaos-cultivators stomp about and trash the night with postgrunge grooves. THE STARTER KITS This local band sounds a bit like a Southern Elvis Costello with a slight punk snarl. VG MINUS Punk-tinged power-pop featuring notable locals Kurt Wood, Paul Walker and Michelle McClure. Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). TUMBLEWEED STAMPEDE Local group plays danceable indie folk with some bright, Vampire Weekendinspired guitars and bouncy melodies. STREET VIOLENCE High-energy post-punk that attacks on all sides: surfy jangle rock, organ riffage and cutting new-wave female vocals of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs variety. Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! FREE TOMORROW Sophisticated, live hip-hop band utilizing multiple genres to create a party vibe. The

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THE CALENDAR! band is driven by keys, synths, bass and drums accented by the unique sound of a five-string electric violin. KONTRABAND High-energy fusion of rock and hip-hop. Flicker Theatre & Bar 8:30 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com SEA OF DOGS Songwriter and banjopicker Emily Armond leads this endearing folk group with disarming honesty, candid lyrics and warm harmonies. THE WRECK OF THE ZEPHYR Three-piece punk rock band from Los Angeles. Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $10. CONSPIRATOR Featuring Aron Magner, Marc Brownstein, and DJ Omen along with recent addition virtuoso guitarist Chris Michetti and stalwart drummers Darren Shearer and Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Conspirator explores the many realms of electronic music, effortlessly slipping between house, dubstep, drum and bass, and electro. Album release party! ROBOTIC PIRATE MONKEY Electronic dubstep with bold bass lines from Boulder, CO. GREENHOUSE LOUNGE Electronica-heavy dub from Florida with deep bass pulses and spaceage, video game sound effects. Go Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-5609 ATHENS CABARET SHOWGIRLS A unique drag show featuring performances by local drag artists. ROBERTA & CHARLENE These Southern “ladies” sing tongue-incheek country songs about being proud lipstick Republicans while backed by synth beats. Expect a wild show with wilder costumes and audience interaction. IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz, Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock. Highwire Lounge “Friday Night Jazz.” 8–11 p.m. FREE! RAND LINES Original compositions of pianist Rand Lines with drummer Ben Williams and bassist Carl Lindberg. Little Kings Shuffle Club Athens Americana Fest. 8 p.m. $10. NORMA RAEThis local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana. (8 p.m. Outside Stage) JUSTIN EVANS AND FRIENDS Americana Fest co-founder 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. (9 p.m. Inside Stage) CHARLIE GARRETT BAND Countrytinged Southern rock. (9:45 p.m. Outside Stage) THE MASTERSONS This Austin duo plays rootsy, melodic, twangy pop songs. (10:45 p.m. Inside Stage) BIG C AND THE VELVET DELTA The local blues/R&B/rock band formerly known as Big C and the Ringers now has a new, more riff-oriented sound and a set that’s heavier on originals. (11:45 Outside Stage) THE CORDUROY ROAD Although rooted in classic Americana, with lots of foot stomping, banjo plucking and pedal steel, The Corduroy Road also has a knack for endearing pop sensibility. (12:45 Inside Stage)


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Max On the Patio! 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706254-3392 DJS MAHOGANY AND EASYRIDER Spinning all your favorite jams from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. The Melting Point 1st Annual 420 Smokestack Jam. 6 p.m. $5 (adv.) $8 (door). DANK SINATRA Voted as best local jam band in the 2011 Flagpole Athens Music Awards, these dudes play improvisation-heavy electronica mixed with jazz, rock and reggae. LINGO Funky, soulful jam band from Marietta that recorded its debut album with John Keane (R.E.M., Widespread Panic) here in town. SUEX EFFECT Alternative/progressive rock featuring a fusion of funk, reggae, metal and blues with plenty of harmonies and improvisation. JAZZCHRONIC Local five-piece explores freaky, funky, psychedelic fusion jazz while incorporating rock, R&B, heavy beats and more. CHROMAZONE “Electronic-fused funk rock.” BEAR LEFT Athens’ best bear-themed band playing music that ranges from rock to funk to jam. THE BREAKS This local band formed with the same spontaneity that characterizes their rock and jam sound. New Earth Music Hall 8 p.m. KILLER MIKE Atlanta rapper reminiscent of many of today’s mainsteam rap acts. SHAMROCK DA DON Shambrika Evans is a hard-hitting local lady of hip-hop. DJ DARK KNIGHT No info available. No Where Bar 10 p.m. $3. 706-546-4742 THE BIG PAYBACK James Brown tribute act. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 THE GEORGIA HEALERS Athens’ premier blues band for 25 years! Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. $10. DAVE FORKER AND FRIENDS The acoustic/electric alt-rock of Dave Forker will be joined by the musical talents of soulful female vocalists and guitarists Sayward and Jackie. WUGA 91.7FM 3 p.m. FREE! IT’S FRIDAY Efren will perform on the local radio station’s weekly program.

Saturday 21 40 Watt Club 10 p.m. $5 (18+). BLIND BY SIGHT Modern rock/alternative quartet from Athens drawing from real-life experiences to create a unique and finely tuned sound. UNDER AUTUMN Local hard-rock quartet. Bishop Park “Athens Farmers Market.” 8 a.m.– noon. FREE! JOE WILLEY Local multi-instrumentalist. (8 a.m.) KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrissey’s songwriting is literate and sincere, and her conversational live shows come punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor. (10 a.m.)


Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18+). MANRAY Local band waves a big middle finger to traditional song structure while playing what Flagpole’s Gordon Lamb has coined “complicated-core.” Tonight the band will be filming a music video for the tune “Gordon Lamborghini,” so get ready to rock extra hard for the cameras. 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. RECORD RELEASE! VINCAS Energetic, erratic garage punk with growling guitars, howling vocals and a bit of rockabilly blues swagger. Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT Barely controlled electronic chaos, “swamp-tech” dance beats, small explosions, incredible clothes and entertaining puppet stories. See Calendar Pick on p. 24. BUBBLY MOMMY GUN Local experimental pop band that plays idiosyncratic, psychedelic tunes. SEAN NICHOLAS SAVAGE Pop ballad songwriter from Montreal, Canada. CLOUD BECOMES YOUR HAND Chill bedroom rock with a quirky, experimental folk twist. Flicker Theatre & Bar 8:30 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor. SMALL HOUSES Michigan based indie/folk project featuring the songs and poems of Flint native Jeremy Quentin. Artfully crafted finger-style guitar playing, and softly sung melodies describing the people, love and homes of Quentin’s life. THE TARLATANS Subtly Southern, gritty and sweet rock and folk band. KYKY KNIGHT Local soulful tunes. Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $15. FUTUREBIRDS Critically acclaimed local folk-rock band with a tattered, raspy edge and sweet harmonies, but they aren’t afraid to get rowdy, too. DON CHAMBERS + GOAT This local favorite’s whiskey-soaked bootstomps capture a certain dusty closing-time chic. NEW MADRID Echoing, Americana vocals and swift, proficient guitar plucks. Go Bar 11 p.m. 706-546-5609 TWIN POWERS DJ Dan Geller (Gold Party, The Agenda) and friends spin late-night glam rock, new wave, Top 40, punk and Britpop. Jittery Joe’s Roaster Athens Fashion Collective Spring Event. 6:30 p.m. FREE! PACIFICUV Back after some time in Portland, pacificUV is back with a new album of atmospheric pop. Little Kings Shuffle Club Athens Americana Fest. 8 p.m. $10. OLD SMOKEY Local band featuring members of Ham1 doing spaghetti western-style numbers. (8 p.m. Outside Stage) SANS ABRI An intimate Americana sound with experimental elements blended into an acoustic set. (8:45 p.m. Inside Stage)

Saturday, April 21

The Ecotones North PJ Auditorium As far as we know, everyone who’s ever lived has done so on Earth. We also know that everyone enjoys a well executed a cappella act. Furthermore, any musical group that does a Lion King medley appeals to anyone possessing a soul. The Ecotones, a 16-member a cappella act from UGA that “simply wishes to promote environmental awareness in a fun, creative manner,” combines the aforementioned elements to create a uniquely entertaining experience. The group keeps shows exciting by drawing from various musical sources, backgrounds and experience levels, according to vocalist/administrative director Rachel Cheatham. “We get our songs from several different sources,” says Cheatham. “More and more of our songs are being arranged by our current members, but we also get arrangements that are written by members of other a cappella groups on campus… We try to keep things interesting by having a broad repertoire of pop, rock, country and hip-hop. Since we are an ‘ecologically minded’ group, we try to include songs that have ecological themes… and we all come from different musical backgrounds. Some of us have only had exposure to high school chorus classes. Others are majoring in music. Still, others only have experience singing in their shower.” Cheatham can’t seem to stress the fun factor of The Ecotones enough. Audiences can expect to see more than a familiar musical performance. “In addition to singing and dancing,” says Cheatham, “we try to put on a full stage show with skits, repartee and audience interaction. Our goal is to get the audience to have as much fun as we’re having during a show.” While The Ecotones have a loose message, they refrain from being preachy by making the shows more about awareness and fun than prescriptive environmentalism. Even if you hate the environment, you love a cappella and The Lion King. Two outta three ain’t bad. The music on Saturday begins at 7 p.m., and proceeds benefit the Upper Oconee Watershed Network. [Kevin Craig]

SMOKEY’S FARMLAND BAND This Atlanta band plays a fun mixture of bluegrass, funk, reggae, Eastern European tunes and acoustic jazz. (9:45 p.m Outside Stage) ADAM KLEIN AND THE WILD FIRES Local singer-songwriter offers a blend of folk, Americana and country with poetic lyricism. (10:20 p.m. Inside Stage) DAVE MARR AND FRIENDS The former Star Room Boys singer with a deep country twang plays a set with special guests accompanying. (11:10 p.m. Outside Stage) SHONNA TUCKER Former bassist of the Drive-By Truckers plays a solo set. (12 a.m. Inside Stage) THE WHISKEY GENTRY Toe-tapping Americana ranging from bluegrass to punk-inspired songs. (1 a.m. Inside Stage) The Melting Point 9 p.m. $8.50 (adv.), $10 (door). www. ORQUESTA MACUBA Eddie and Mayi Lopez with a 13-piece orchestra, consisting of full brass, percussion and rhythm sections. DJ CANO Puerto Rican DJ based in Atlanta, spinning hip-hop, reggaeton, merengue, bachata and salsa. New Earth Music Hall AlanFest 2012. 8 p.m. $15. DUBCONSCIOUS Athens’ politically minded reggae heavy hitters borrow from the best from dub, funk and jazz. See story on p. 15. SUMILAN Reviving passion for rock ‘n’ roll with modern tastes. CHERRY ROYALE Sub-act of The Axis, a funk/soul/R&B/hip-hop/ electro collective. RUSTY LINDSEY BAND Songwriter with a love of storytelling.

MC HOLLYWOOD ENT Your host for the evening. I <3 BANGRADIO This DJ offers a mix of Eurotrash, dirty South, hiphop, dubstep, rock and pop remixes. North P/J Auditorium Ecopella. 7 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $8. THE ECOTONES UGA ecology students rep environmentalism with this a cappella group. See Calendar Pick on this page. CLASSIC CITY JAZZ Vocal and instrumental jazz combo. WITH SOMEONE ELSE’S MONEY UGA-based, co-ed a cappella group open to all students. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 SALLY & THE SIX GRAND Rock and roll covers. Stan Millins’ Art Studio Athens Fashion Collective Spring Event. 10:00 p.m. FREE! 706-3162067 POWERKOMPANY Local husband and wife duo playing sincere, bittersweet lullabies. WALKER HOWLE Lead guitarist of moody, Southern rock band Dead Confederate plays a solo set. PAUL NUNN Touring guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. DJ ELECTROPHORIA Swirls together modern sounds and inspiration from Indonesia. Terrapin Brewery 5:30 p.m. $25 (21 and up), $10 (12–20), Kids under 12 are FREE! RANDALL BRAMBLETT This Southern singer-songwriter-multiinstrumentalist is celebrated for his songwriting and musicianship.

FIVE EIGHT Near-legendary Athens rock trio with boisterous rock. VFW 7 p.m. $12. 706-546-5978 ED SAYE AND THE GENTEELS Athens’ favorite soul and beach band is back for one night only.

Sunday 22 Highwire Lounge Athens Americana Fest Closing Party. 5 p.m. $5. CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk. (5 p.m.) BORDERHOP 5 This bluegrass band’s sound is “high” & “lonesome.” (6 p.m.) BETSY FRANCK This songwriter offers soulful, brassy Southern rock and country. (7 p.m.) KIM MORGAN AND THE BAXENDALES Sunny-day country music with a sassy voice. (8 p.m.) BOBBY’S SHORTS Grateful Dead covers done by members of Futurebirds. (9 p.m.) The Melting Point 7:30 p.m. $15 (adv) $20 (door). www. DARRELL SCOTT Award-winning singer/songwriter, Scott is a masterful picker and perceptive songwriter.

Monday 23 Buffalo’s Southwest Café 7–10 p.m. $5. 706-354-6655, www. LINE DANCING Learn to line dance in the Big Back Room! Every 2nd and 4th Monday.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 8:30 p.m. FREE! TITANS OF FILTH This local band combines droll Southern voices with easy-rolling, efficient and uncomplicated indie-pop rock. KATER MASS Local melodic punk band influenced by acts like Propagandhi and Fugazi. New EP out now! WEREWYATT Featuring members of Werewolves playing their unique brand of quirky folk pop. WAVERLY No info available. VISUALIZATIONS New local threepiece band influenced by post-punk era bands, new wave, psychedelic and experimental musicians. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Local songstress Kyshona Armstrong hosts this open mic night every Monday!

Tuesday 24 40 Watt Club Turn It Up for Turner Benefit. 8 p.m. $5 (adv). ASHEREL Atlanta-based new-aged rock trio. ANDREW KAHRS TRIO Featuring Andrew Kahrs, Drew Hart and Bill Bacon (of Sam Sniper). Proceeds from tonight’s show benefit Turner Fordham, a freshman at UGA, in her fight against leukemia. Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $10. AER David von Mering and Carter Schultz of Wayland, MA create music that finds its roots in reggae, acoustic pop and indie rock. MAD AXES “Pro-Life Suicide Rap.” Influences include: MIA, KMD, BDP, WTC, NWA, CCR, EPMD, Run-DMC and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. “Get Up Get Down” on the Rooftop! 11 p.m. $2. GRINGO STAR Psychedelic rock from Atlanta, formerly known as A Fir-Ju Well. Event is rain or shine–in case of bad weather the event will be moved to the balcony or main room. IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz, Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8:30 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee. com IKE STUBBLEFIELD AND FRIENDS Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops. Highwire Lounge 9–11 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge. com BETSY FRANCK Athens favorite performs at Highwire every Tuesday for the month of April with a revolving cast of local talent, leaving no genre untouched. Apr. 17 features the blues; on Apr. 24 Franck celebrates the release of her new solo album. The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www. SOL DRIVEN TRAIN Six-piece act from South Carolina jamming out on soul, reggae, jazz and folk, weaving strands pulled from Stevie Wonder, The Wailers and The Band into a swampy, smooth Southern stew. The Volstead 9 p.m.–1:30 a.m. 706-354-5300 KARAOKE Every Tuesday!

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40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). NATHAN ANGELO Soulful pop rock. STEVE MOAKLER Indie/pop singer and songwriter. Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www. INCENDIARIES Ladies of pedigree enforcing angular sensibilities. SUSPECT RAPTOR Local band plays a mix of ‘90s grunge pop and indie post-punk. THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor. Farm 255 8 p.m. FREE! DIAL INDICATORS An eclectic selection of standards from Tin Pan Alley to Tom Waits. Flicker Theatre & Bar 8:30 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com MONAHAN Ryan Monahan has a gorgeous, expressive Jeff Buckleyesque voice that soars and sighs with equal grace. SLEEP DANCE A combination of acoustic rock, jazz and indie rock featuring ambient soundcapes, intricate guitar work and complex percussion. ALEXIS MARCEAUX & THE SAMURAI Interwoven soulful indiefolk led by rich vocals.


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EVERY SATURDAY 8am-Noon at Bishop Park 705 Sunset Drive


The Melting Point 9 p.m. $12 (adv.), $16 (door). www. TR3 FEATURING TIM REYNOLDS Electric power trio known for their fusion of funk, rock and jazz. SHAUN HOPPER This finger-style acoustic guitarist’s work spans the genres of classical, folk and Celtic. The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn! Walker’s Coffee & Pub 9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1433 LIVE JAZZ Every Wednesday! WithTaj. The Winery 7–11 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0095 LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT Local singer-songwriter performs solo folk and country. Every Wednesday

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Highwire Lounge 8–11 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge. com KENOSHA KID The new originals spark like Booker T & the MG’s mixed with 20th century harmony, and will appeal to a strange cross section of indie noise rockers and noodle-limbed jam-band fans alike.

Locos Grill & Pub 6–9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Rd. location) THE VIBRATONES Local scene vets perform an original take on swing and jump-style blues.


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Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamicism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. Every Wednesday in April!

Little Kings Shuffle Club Farmer’s Market! 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. VINYL STRANGERS Catchy ‘60s-style pop that’s filled with soaring harmonies and bright guitars.

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ART Altamaha River Photo Contest (Athens, Ga) Submit up to five nature photos to www. for a chance to win a trip to the largest cypress in the tri-state area or an eco tour by boat on the Lower Altamaha. Winner is determined by online votes. Call for Entries (ATHICA) Accepting applications for the upcoming exhibitions schedule. New media, installations and traditional media welcome. Apply by May 3. See website for details. www.athica. org/callforentries.php Seeking Artists (Athens, Ga) Renewal Art Show is seeking fine art and craft vendors for an art show benefiting art education in ACC elementary schools on Apr. 21 & 22. Email for application. athensart4

CLASSES Bellydance & Bollywood Classes (Floorspace) Dance classes for all levels, styles and ages. Sundays, 3 p.m. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. & Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. $6–12. Clay Classes (Good Dirt) Weekly “Try Clay” classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potter’s wheel every Friday from 7-9 p.m. “Family Try Clay” classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2-4 p.m. $20. 706-355-3161, Computer Classes (Oconee County Library) Classes offered by appointment for various skill levels in wireless terminology, Windows 7 and more. Call to register. 706-769-

3950, watkinsville@athenslibrary. org Computer Tutorials (ACC Library) Choose from a list of topics for personalized, one-onone instruction. The library also offers online computer classes in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and eBooks. Call for times and to register. 706-613-3650 Dance Classes (Dancefx) Ballet, tap, hip-hop, Zumba, contemporary, foxtrot, strip aerobics, pilates and more. Check website for schedule. 706-355-3078, Genealogy Class (ACC Library) Center for Active Learning (CAL) presents “Tracking Our Ancestors’ Footsteps: More Mobile Than You Think” on Apr. 18. Participants can register for one or both classes. 1–2:30 p.m. FREE! (members), $25 (membership fee). 706-613-3650, Intermediate Fantasy Illustration Class (Lyndon House Arts Center) Mark Helwig takes adult students through the process of producing a monochromatic fantasy illustration using traditional materials. The introduction class is a prerequisite. Thursdays, through Apr. 26. 6:30–8:30 p.m. $83. 706613-3623, www.accleisureservices. com/lyndonhouse Kundalini Meditation & Yoga (Red Lotus Institute) Kundalini meditation for depression, frustration, addiction and more, and Kundalini yoga weight reduction for beginners. Sundays, 9–10 a.m. (meditation) & 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. (yoga). $8/ class. Ladies’ Non-Contact Cardio Boxing (Lay Park) Build muscle strength, endurance, balance, agility and coordination. Call for more information. BYOGloves. Wednesdays through Apr. 23, 7–8

p.m. $10. 706-613-3596, Lori’s Boot Camp (Fitness at Five) Get in shape in time for summer. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 706353-6030, Mama-Baby Yoga (Full Bloom Center) Work core muscles with Super Mama Squats. For babies 0–9 months. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. $14 (one class), $60 (six classes). 706-353-3373, www.fullbloom Needle Felting for Adults (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Learn how to felt wool. Feel free to bring adult beverages. Thursdays, 7:30–9:30 p.m. $100. www.treehousekidand One-on-One Computer Tutorials (Madison County Library) Call to set up an appointment with computer specialist Alisa Claytor. 706-795-5597 SALSAthens (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Cuban-style salsa dance classes. Every Wednesday, 6:307:30 p.m. (intermediate), 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginners). $8 (incl. $3.50 drink). 706-338-6613 Watercolor Classes (Lyndon House Arts Center) Learn watercolor techniques such as cover wash methods, glazes and brushstrokes. Thursdays, through Apr. 26. 1–3 p.m. $83 (ACC residents), $125. 706-613-3623 Yoga Classes (Athens, Ga) Satchidananda Mission therapeutic and integral yoga in a natural setting. Email for location and information. Yoga Classes (Total Training Center) Ongoing classes offered in power lunch yoga, fluid power, gentle yoga and more. Check website for dates and times. 706-316-9000,


Very fun and playful Rottie mix is housebroken and knows some basic commands, though he to pretend he doesn’t (you have to be a 125 Buddy Christian Way • 706-613-3540 likes bit bossy with him). Beautiful dog. Will need Open every day except Wednesday 10am-4pm some room to run. Great looking Akita I LOVE this pup. She is very quiet, sweet and pup! She is a grey she wants to be liked. She watches you for brindle with white. information on what she should do, is good on a Confident and friendly. leash, but still has plenty of silly puppy in her. She also executes an expert backflop so that you can give her nice bellyrubs - her favorite thing. Small, adorable mystery mix who loves being carried and sitting in laps. Young but likely full-grown. A little shy.

4/5 to 4/11

35474 Akita 18 lbs.


35497 Am. Bulldog Mix 29 lbs.

35490 Terrier Mix 10 lbs.

ACC ANIMAL CONTROL 21 Dogs Received, 20 Dogs Placed! 15 Cats Received, 6 Cats Placed ATHENS AREA HUMANE SOCIETY 10 Animals Received, 10 Animals Placed, 0 Adoptable Animals Euthanized!


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Rinne Allen’s photography is part of “The Flower Show” at the Gallery@Hotel Indigo through June 1. Zumba at the Garden (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Latin rhythms comprise this dynamic fitness program. Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. $10/class, $80/session.

HELP OUT AFUMC Blood Drive (Athens First United Methodist Church) A blood drive in the gym. Chick-fil-A coupons for donors. Apr. 22, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. 1-800-RED-CROSS Call for Volunteers (Athens, Ga) Volunteers, artists, food and drink vendors, musicians and silent auction donations needed for Renewal Art Show on Apr. 21 & 22. Donate Blood (Red Cross Donor Center) Give the gift of blood! Check website for donor locations. 1-800RED CROSS, Economic Justice Coalition Spring Yard Sale (2092 Prince Ave. ) Bring your unwanted household items and clothes to help raise funds for the EJC and shop for a good cause, too. Drop-off times are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Apr. 21, 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m. 706-549-1142 Great American Clean-Up (Athens, Ga) Adopt-a-highway challenge from Keep American Beautiful. Call to organize a roadside litter cleanup of ACC local and state roadways or to borrow supplies. All ages. Through Apr. 30. 706-613-3501, Humane Society Recyclables Drive (The Athens Area Humane Society) Gather old electronics, printer cartridges and aluminum cans to donate to the Athens Area Humane Society. Please drop off recyclables to any of the three AAHS locations by Apr. 22. amanda@, Shoe Drive for Soles4Soul (ACC Solid Waste Department) To donate shoes, bind them together with shoelaces or a rubber band and drop them off in a plastic bag. Through May 15. www.athensclarke county/recycling Twilight Volunteers (Downtown Athens) Volunteer for this year’s Twilight Criterium. Check website for position descriptions. All volunteers receive a Twilight Staff shirt. Apr. 27 & 28. www.handson Veteran Assistance (Athens, Ga) Dispatch and drive Veterans Administration vehicles to take

veterans to medical appointments. 706-202-0587 Volunteer Bike Repair (Chase Street Warehouses) Help repair bikes at the Bike Recycling Program of BikeAthens. No experience necessary. Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2-4:30 p.m. Volunteers Needed (Bike Athens) Volunteers needed to repair bicycles. No special skills required. Snacks and water provided, wear old clothes and closed-toe shoes. Ages 8 & up. May 6, 12–2 p.m. www.

KIDSTUFF Arts in the Afternoon (East Athens Community Center) Afterschool program teaches arts and crafts and allows children to create original artwork. Ages 6–15. Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30– 5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3593 Classic City Tutoring (Athens, Ga) Tutoring for students Pre-K through 12th grade in all subjects. Flexible schedule. Visit website for location and details. www.classic Global Youth Service Day (Athens, Ga) A three-day event focused on involving youth in community service projects. Check website for project details and to register. Kids’ Craft Classes (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Craft Club (Wednesdays and Thursdays), Knitting 3 for ages 8–14 (Fridays), Mama/Papa & Me craft class (Tuesdays and Saturdays), and CRAFTerdays (Saturdays). Check the website calendar for prices and times. 706-850-8226, www.tree Peace Camp (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Children can engage in peacemaking skills, cooperative games and projects, outdoor exploration, labyrinths, music, water games and more. Ages 6–12. Register by June 1. Jul. 23–27, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. $80–130, scholarships available. explore/peace_camp.html Ram Jam (Athens, Ga) A Battle of the Bands for local middle and high school students. Ten bands will battle for a top prize. Bands can pick up an application at Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School or online at Spring Programs (East Athens Community Center) Sports, homework help, teen groups and more are going on now and throughout the

spring. Call for more information. 706-613-3593 Summer Camps (State Botanical Garden) Now registering for Garden Earth Nature Camp, Garden Explorers’ Camp and Sweet Pea Club Camp. Visit website for more details. Summer Camps (Good Dirt) Now registering for week-long clay camps for ages 4–18. Check website for program descriptions. Call to register. May 21–Aug. 6. $125-165. 706555-3161, Summer Camps (Athens, Ga) ACC Leisure Services has a total of 45 summer camps for children and teens. Check online for complete list and registration info. 706-613-3625, Summer Theatre Academy (Rose of Athens Theatre) “Teaching Life Skills Through Stage Skills.” For ages 8–18. June 4–22. $85–275. Swim School (Bishop Park) Lessons for children ages three & up. Check website for session schedule. Registration begins Apr. 21, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 706-613-3801, accaquatics@athensclarkecounty. com, aquatics

ON THE STREET Antebellum Trail Pilgrimage (Athens, Ga) Visit historic homes, experience authentic battle sites, view impressive architecture and tour museums. Tickets can be purchased at the Athens Welcome Center or online. Apr. 19–22. $25. Cherokee Rose 5K (State Botanical Garden) A trail race benefiting the State Botanical Gardens. Register online by May 10. May 12, 9 a.m. $25. 706-548-7225, www., Compost Sale (ACC Landfill) Discounted compost made up of leaf and limb material and bio-solids. Through May 12, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. $6/ cubic yard. 706-613-3508 Summer Jobs (Athens, Ga) ACC Leisure Services is hiring for 120 summer positions including camp counselors, lifeguards, park assistants and pool staff. 706-613-3090, Tour de Farm (Athens, Ga) Promoting Local Agriculture and Cultural Experiences' (P.L.A.C.E.) 100-mile bike ride visits local farms for dinners. Register by Apr. 30. May 25–27.

SUPPORT ANAD Support Group (Holy Cross Lutheran Church) New support group for individuals suffering from eating disorders. First and third Saturday of each month. 10 a.m. 678-612-2697, get-help/support-groups/georgia Athens Mothers’ Center Support Group (St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church) Mothers’ support group. Children welcome. Dads welcome on Fridays. Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30–11:30 a.m. FREE!

Emotional Abuse Support Group (Athens, Ga) Hateful words can be just as harmful as punches and kicks. Childcare provided. Call for location. Every Wednesday. 6:30–8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-3331, 706-613-3357, ext. 771. New Mamas Group (Full Bloom Center) Meet other moms and get non-judgmental support. Thursdays, 10 a.m. FREE! 706-353-3373, PTSD Support Group (Oconee Veterans Park) PTSD support group for families of veterans. Third Wednesday of each month, 6 p.m.

ART AROUND TOWN AMICI ITALIAN CAFÉ (233 E. Clayton St.) Justin and Jul Sexton of Elephant Ocean Sustainable Art use reclaimed materials to create pieces inspired by nature. Through April. ANTIQUES AND JEWELS (290 N. Milledge Ave.) Paintings by Elizabeth Barton, Greg Benson, Ainhoa Canup and others. ART ON THE SIDE GALLERY AND GIFTS (1011B Industrial Blvd., Watkinsville) A gallery featuring works by various artists in media including ceramics, paintings and fused glass. ARTINI’S ART LOUNGE (296 W. Broad St.) “Peculiar Children” features portraits of kids by Lisa Freeman. Through March. Artwork by Marshall Reddoch and Kate Cook. Through April. ARTLAND LOFT GALLERY (2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) Large salt paintings by Dana Jo Cooley, artist of the Love Shack Bus Stop. Through May. ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Dr.) Artwork by landscape painters David Dunlop and Frank Walker in the Myers Gallery. In the Bertelsmann Gallery, an Athens Academy Photography exhibit. Through Apr. 20. ATHENS INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “Upcycle” includes over twenty artists’ creative approaches to material re-use, transforming non-recyclable trash into works of art. Opening reception Apr. 22. Through June 24. AURUM STUDIOS (125 E. Clayton St.) Two- and three-dimensional artwork created by MFA students from the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Through May. BIG CITY BREAD CAFE (393 N. Finley St.) Matthew Scott displays his abstract paintings. CINÉ BARCAFÉ (234 W. Hancock Ave.) “%” features works by Moon Jung Jang. Through Apr. 18. CIRCLE GALLERY (UGA Caldwell Hall) Imaginative landscape paintings by Bob Hughes. Through May 1. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Digital artwork by Greg Harmon. Through April. ETIENNE BRASSERIE (311 E. Broad St.) Paintings by Andy Cherewick. Through May. 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 Phillips, Larry Hamilton, Cheri Wranosky and more. FIVE STAR DAY CAFÉ (229 E. Broad St.) New animal paintings by Lisa Tantillo. Through July. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Photography by Ken Freeman and collage and print work by Chris Ingham. Through April. GALLERY @ HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “The Flower Show” features paintings, photos, drawings and murals by Rinne Allen, Kim Deakins, Susan Hable, Imi Hwangbo, Carol John and Lou Kregel. Through June 1. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “All Creatures Great and Small” features works depicting animals created by self-taught American artists. Through Apr. 20. • “Polly Knipp Hill: Marking a Life Through Etching.” Through June 3. • “Performing Identity: Marina Abramovic, Eleanor Antin and Hannah Wilke.” Through June 10. • “A Divine Light: Northern Renaissance Paintings from the Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery.” Through June 17. • “Pattern and Palette in Print: Gentry Magazine and a New Generation of Trendsetters” is a collaboration with undergraduate fabric design students at UGA that takes as its inspiration from Gentry magazine. Through June 17. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY (East Campus Rd.) A collection of mounted game animals featuring lynxes, African leopards, Alaskan bears, water buffalo and elk, as well as live corn snakes, (Athens, Ga) A support, social and volunteer group for lesbian, bisexual and transexual women. Email for meeting information. Survive and Revive (Athens, Ga) Support for survivors of domestic violence. Second and fourth Tuesdays in Clarke Co. First and Third Mondays in Madison Co. 6:30–8 p.m. 706-543-3331 (hotline), 706-613-3357. Wonderful Wednesdays (Athens, Ga) For adults with cognitive disabilities. Call for location. Every other Wed. through Apr. 18, 10:30 a.m. $14. 706-613-3580 f

tarantulas, and other live animals. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) The annual “Grit Employee Group Art Show” featuring mixed-media works. Through Apr. 21. • New paintings by Jeremy Hughes. Through May 12. HEIRLOOM CAFE AND FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Still lifes, portraits and floral paintings by Susie Burch. Through April. HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) Oils on canvas and panel by Brittaney McDermott. Through April. JITTERY JOE’S COFFEE ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) Oils on paper and acrylic on canvas by Stuart McCall Libby. Through April. JITTERY JOE’S COFFEE DOWNTOWN (297 E. Broad St.) Large portraits by Lea Purvis and a collection of works by several local potters. JITTERY JOE’S COFFEE EASTSIDE (1860 Barnett Shoals Rd.) “Spontaneous Art Show” with works by Dan Smith aka See Dan Paint. Through April. JITTERY JOE’S COFFEE FIVE POINTS (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) Hand-dyed silk paintings by René Shoemaker and abstract paintings by Daego Ulloa. JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Photography by Robert Lowery. KUMQUAT MAE CAFÉ (18 S. Barnett Shoals Rd.) A collection of abstract acrylic paintings by Holly Smith. Through April. LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) The BFA Exit show features works by photography, printmaking Art X and sculpture students. Opening reception Apr. 20. Through Apr. 27. LAST RESORT GRILL (184 W. Clayton St.) Landscapes, portraits and still lifes by Lauren Nossett. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) The 37th Annual Juried Exhibition of 175 original works by local artists. Through Apr. 21. MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 Hwy. 98 W.) A wooden bowl created by Jack Hudson, Leather goods by Terry Brown and hand-blown glass vases by Paul Benzundas. Through May. MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “Heritage: Natural and Cultural” is a competitive juried show with the Madison Arts Guild. Through May 19. MAMA’S BOY (197 Oak St.) Convergence Artist Productions presents “Athfest Artist Market Preview,” including samples from Bob Davis, Frank Registrato, Ryan Myers and Caitlin Glennon. Through April. OCAF (34 School St., Watkinsville) The 17th Annual Southworks Juried Art Exhibition showcases a variety of media produced by artists from around the country. Through May 11. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) Drawings and paintings by Hannah Tindol. Through April. STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) Various works from members of the Athens Art Association exhibited in the garden. Through Apr. 29. STRAND HAIR SALON (1625 S. Lumpkin St.) Paintings by Peter Thompson. Through April. TRANSMETROPOLITAN (145 E. Clayton St.) Photography by Blake Smith. Through April. VISIONARY GROWTH GALLERY (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Danielsville) “Drawing Pretty Pictures Is a Way to Meet God in the World Like It Is” features works by Lois Curtis, Carter Wellborn, Peter Loose, Alpha Andrews, Betty Wansley and Annie Wellborn. Through April. WALKER’S COFFEE AND PUB (128 College Ave.) Photography by Cricket Burwell. Through April. WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Works by students of Chase Street School. Through April. WILLIAM J. THOMPSON GALLERY (263 S. Thomas St.) Sculpture and 3D Art Exhibition hosted by the Georgia Sculptors’ Society. Closing reception on Apr. 27.

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reality check Matters Of The Heart And Loins I’m sure you get about a thousand of these every spring, so I’ll be brief. I got into grad school out of state. My boyfriend is going to stay in Athens and work. My friends are going to stay in Athens and work. I am sad. I do not want to go to grad school out of state, but the only grad schools I got into are out of state. I don’t want to leave everybody and be alone in a strange new place (an icky city at that). Anyway, all my relationships are coming to an end (except for the best friend forever, she and I will Skype), and I don’t know how to get excited about my new life in a new place. I know I’ll mostly be piled under books while everyone is back here getting their townie on, and I’m super jealous. How do I move on? Thanks, Future Loner You obviously applied to the school you are going to because you are really interested in the program, right? So, hopefully this means that you will meet a whole bunch of other people who have the same interest, and it is likely that some of them will also be from other places, and you will probably bond with at least some of them. The nice thing about grad school is that it will keep you busy. And the nice thing about cities (even icky ones) is that there is always plenty to do. Don’t think of it as moving on, FL, think of it as adding on. You are adding on friends and experiences to an already happy and interesting life. You can keep up with your old friends and make new ones, and if you do it right, when grad school is over you will not only be smarter, but also wiser, for having left and lived and experienced what you are about to experience. I know it’s hard to make changes,

FL, but most of the best things you do for yourself are hard. Embrace the changes. Enjoy the differences. And if you don’t like them, in the end you know you can always come home. Two years is nothing in the big picture. Good Luck! I think the Internet is ruining me. I am in a successful relationship. I have moved away from my hometown; I finished school; I got a decent job. For all intents and purposes, life is great. My partner and I are living together, we’re talking marriage, we may buy a house. So, I found myself the other day chatting with friends on Facebook, having a good ole’ time—many of us from home keep in touch this way, and it has been fun. And then I saw a comment from somebody I haven’t seen,

heard from or even thought about in years. I mean, literally years. We had a brief fling after college after a long and heated lead up, and it was fun, but we talked about it afterward and neither of us was interested in a relationship. So, we just went back to being friends (minus the tension, which was actually a relief), and, gradually, over time and for no particular reason except that are social spheres changed, stopped ever seeing each other at all. Now I can’t figure out what’s going on. I saw the comment, and it was like I was thrown back 10 years. I responded by making a joke, and then they responded to me with a “Hey! How are you?” kind of thing. Now we are “friends,” and there have been a few messages exchanged. This person is in a committed relationship also, and there is no indication that they are trying to revisit the fling. It’s just me. And I feel really crappy about it. My partner means the world to me, and I would never hurt any of the people involved in this situation. I have no intention of acting on my sudden lustful thoughts, but I am having a hard time not thinking about it. I had a really vivid dream after the first contact, and now my subconscious is having a field day. Please help me. Your subconscious is not the boss of you. Tell it to shut the hell up. Keep telling it to shut the hell up. This will eventually pass. It’s spring, and spring brings out the lustcrazy 20-something in everyone. I know this because my dog is almost 11 and he suddenly feels the need to hump everything in sight. Seriously, out of nowhere, he has become a crazy humper. He doesn’t even have testicles, for crying out loud. Plus, there was that full moon recently, and everyone is going crazy. Just ignore it. Maybe limit your Internet usage for a minute, or whatever. This thing will pass. You love your partner, you don’t even know the fling in question anymore, and when you did you both knew it wasn’t right. You are not a bad person, no matter what your subconscious thinks.

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2BR/1BA w/ workshop. Ultra charming, quiet house surrounded by greenspace, w/ all appls., lawn maint. & pest control incl. 13 Min. walk to campus & Dwntn. 140 Peter St. $900/mo. Avail. Aug. 1. Call Jeff, (706) 714-1807. 3BR/2BA. UGA Med School/ Nor maltown area. $1,000/ mo. 425 Clover St. HWflrs., all appls. incl. WD. LR, DR, eat-in kitchen + office. Home repairs will be completed w/ new HVAC sys. & paint before occupancy. Avail. Aug. (706) 540-0472. 3BR/2BA. Normaltown/ARMC area. Convenient to everything! Front porch. Storage building. Pets welcome. Avail. Aug. 1. Water, trash & lawn care incl. $1200/mo. Aaron, (706) 2072957. 3BR/2BA completely remodeled house Dwntn. Walk to campus, Dwntn. & Greenway. W/D incl. Avail. Aug. 1. Pre-leasing for Fall. Only $1400/mo. Aaron, (706) 207-2957. 3BR/2BA. UGA Med School/ Normaltown area. $1,100/mo. 340 Clover St. 7 yrs. old, split BR floor plan, 2-car garage. All appls. incl. WD. Vaulted ceiling in LR, lg. deck & spacious back yd. Home in excellent cond. Avail. mid-July. (706) 540-0472. 3BR/2BA, 13 min. walk to campus & Dwntn. All appls., lawn maint. & pest control incl. Fenced yd., pets OK. Avail. Aug. 1. $900/mo. 1429 E. Broad St. Call Jeff, (706) 714-1807. 3 0 5 C o n r a d D r. 4 B R / 3 B A , open kitchen & LR, lg. BRs, walk-in closets, covered porches, nice yd. $1700/mo. Avail. Aug. 1. (706) 713-0626, 340 B Ruth St. 2BR/1BA, Hardwood & tile flrs., covered porch, sm. fenced yd., 1/2 mi. to Dwntn., $800/mo. Avail. Aug. 1, (706) 713-0626 & 4BR/4BA new Dwntn. Private baths, double porches, walk-in c l o s e t s , h a rd w o o d s . Wa l k everywhere! W/D & lawn maint. incl. Pre-leasing for Fall. Only $1800/mo. Aaron, (706) 2072957. 4BR/2BA. Recently updated house, lots of living space. New carpet, HWflrs., fresh paint, landscaping, more. DW, D/W, CHAC. Carport, plenty of storage, lots of room for gardening. $1050/ mo. Move-in terms neg. (404) 849-6572. 4BR/3BA Victorian home, renovated. 1/2 mi. from campus. Pre-leasing. New kitchen, W/D, DW, fenced yd., HW. $1700/⁣mo. Huge rms.! Lots of character. Avail. 8/1. Pets OK. (706) 3692908. 5 Pts. 3BR/2BA house w/ white picket fence. Across from UGA baseball field. Walk to class. W/D, HWflrs., CHAC, sec. sys., lg. deck, on busline. Small pet OK (incl. Radio Fence for dog). 190 Pinecrest Dr. $1605 ($535/ BR). Avail. 6/1. (706) 714-1100. Available Fall. 2, 3, 4 & 5 BR houses. 235 Hill St., 1 or 2BR now & Aug., beautiful apt. in Victorian house. 340 Barber St., 3BR/2BA amazing house. 668 Pulaski, 3BR/1BA. 580 Kathwood, 4/5BR. 136 Grove St, 3/4BR. (706) 5 4 8 - 9 7 9 7 , w w w. b o u l e v a r d

Beautiful country home! 2BR/2BA on 22 acres. Trails, creek, fish pond. Artist designed sunny house. CHAC, W/D, free well water. Neighbors organic farm. Pets welcome. Avail. 8/1. $700/mo. Call Rose (706) 5405979. Boulevard 3BR/2BA w/ optional 4th BR on a large lot. W/D, CHAC, plenty of parking. Avail. Aug. 1. $1350/mo. Call Jeff, (706) 714-1807. Big old house on busline, in-town, lots of off street parking. Very lg. rooms, 2 kitchens, 2BA. Commercial or residential. David, (706) 247-1398. Cedar Creek: 4BR/2BA, lg. fenced yd., $950/mo. 5 Pts.: Off Baxter St., 4BR/2BA, $1200/mo. Call McWaters Realty, (706) 3532700, (706) 540-1529. Entrepreneurs! Avail. now. Close to town/busline. 3BR/2BA + 2 office/studio. W/D, CHAC, big kitchen & LR. $800/mo. 395 Oak St. Call Josh at (706) 613-8525. House Eastside. 2BR, CHAC, DW, W/D incl. Huge great room, $750/ mo. incl. lawn maint. Call Athena Management, (706) 549-6070. House Eastside. 3BR/2BA, HWflrs. in BRs, CHAC, W/D incl., garage, sep. dining rm., $795/ mo. Call Athena Management, (706) 549-6070. New houses on Oconee St. 4 B R / 3 . 5 B A . Wa l k D w n t n . & to campus, HWflrs., sec. sys., walk-in closets, covered p o rc h e s , c o v e re d p a r k i n g , ( 7 0 6 ) 7 1 3 - 0 6 2 6 . w w w. New elec. heat pump & water heater, nice kitchen, many cabinets. Lg. laundry rm., sun porch, very clean, close to ARMC & UGA Med. School. No pets. $700/mo. $500 dep. 320 Clover St. Call (706) 549-2830. Pre-leasing 2, 3 & 4 BR houses for Fall. HWflrs., CHAC, $6502200/mo. Avail. 8/1. Call Mark, (706) 202-5110. Rent your properties in Flagpole Classifieds! Photos and long-term specials available. Call (706) 549-0301!

Houses for Sale House & apt. less than 1 mi. from campus. 2BR/1BA home w/ 2BR/1BA basement apt. Wood floors, fenced yd., great location. $139,500. Athenstown Properties, (706) 546-1615, Prudence. Madison. Nice antebellum house on 2 acres. 3BR/3BA, L-porch, on Hwy. 83. 10 mi. to Madison, 25 mi. to Athens. Asking $173,000. (770) 267-7796.

Parking & Storage Parking places for rent across from UGA. $30/mo. (706) 3544261.

Pre-Leasing 1 B R / 1 B A , Ly n n R o c k A p t s . $490/mo. w/ DW, water incl. Blocks from campus off Baxter St. Pre-leasing for Aug. Joiner Management, (706) 353-6868. 1BR/1BA Hillside Apt. $475/ mo. $550/mo. w/ W/D. Water incl. Blocks from campus. Pre-leasing for Aug. Joiner Management: (706) 353-6868.

2BR/2.5BA townhome, Cedar Bluff, Eastside. $670/mo. w/ W/D, DW, lg. rooms. Perfect for grad. student/young prof. Pre-leasing for Aug. www.joinermanagement. com. Joiner Management, (706) 353-6868. 2BR/2BA flats & town homes. Patriot Park, $625 w/ W/D, DW, quiet, small 7 unit bldg. Pre-leasing for Aug. Joiner Management, (706) 353-6868. Arbor Creek: 1 & 2 BRs, $520 to $655/mo. W/D, DW, pool. Pre-leasing for Aug. 2012. www., Joiner Management, (706) 3536868. Dwntn., 1BR/1BA flat, $465/ mo. Pre-leasing for Aug. 2012. Water, gas, trash pick-up incl. Free on-site laundry. Joiner Management, (706) 3536868. Fall leasing: 5 Pts. & Dwntn. 3BR/2BA house, $1125, like new, 143 Inglewood Ave. 2BR/1BA house, $750, pet friendly, 163 Inglewood Ave. 2BR apt., 1 block from UGA, $800, 193 Talmadge St. 1BR apt., 1 block from UGA, $550, 191 Talmadge St. 2BR apt., 5 Pts., $700 incl. water, 310 Stanton Way. See at Herbert Bond, Owner/Broker, Lic. #H13552. Live in town! Sought after Blvd., Normaltown, 5 Pts., Cobbham & Dwntn. locations. Lease for Fall now by calling (706) 546-6900. Pre-lease your property with Flagpole Classifieds! Low rates, photos and a broad audience. Call 706-549-0301 or email class@flagpole. com!

Roommates 1 roommate needed. 4BR/2BA at University Apts. Currently 2 guys, 1 girl. $395/mo. covers everything. Individual lease. Bike or ride #12 to campus. Amenities. (704) 779-2432. Roommate needed! $300/mo., 1/3 utils. in 3BR/2BA home. 5-10 min. to campus/mall/grocery store. High speed WiFi. HD Dish Network, CHAC, W/D. Quiet n’hood. No drugs, no drama. Avail. May 1. Call (706) 3512708.

Rooms for Rent Dashiell Cottages. Move–in, $75/ wk.! (706) 850-0491. 1BR, private entrance, all amenities, WiFi, long distance. Enjoy our river community, 5 blocks to UGA. Enjoy wildlife observation.

Wanting to rent Mature UGA student seeking room close to campus from 8/12 to 5/13. Quiet, respectful, focused on studies. Shared BA & kitchen OK. Call John, (706) 380-2806. LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO LIVE? Turn to FLAGPOLE CLASSIFIEDS to find roommates, apartments, houses, etc. To place an ad call 706549-0301.

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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Great summer deals at Worldwide Fashion & Gifts. Unique, affordable clothing, jewelery, purses & more. Visit Facebook for sales, events & festivals. www., (706) 2089915. 1375 Prince Ave., Athens. Instant cash is now being paid for good vinyl records & CDs in fine condition. Wuxtry Records, at corner of Clayton & College downtown. (706) 3699428.

Yard Sales Cleaning out the old man’s basement! Lionel trains, cigar accessories, vintage toys, original artwork, much more. Sat., Apr. 21, 8 a.m.–noon on Hiawassee Ave.

Music Equipment Nuçi’s Space needs your old instruments & music gear! All donations are tax-deductible. Call (706) 227-1515 or come by Nuçi’s Space, 396 Oconee St. We buy musical instruments & equipment every day! Guitars, drums, pro-sound & more. (770) 931-9190, www. Huge, online inventory. We love trades! Come visit Music Go Round soon... k continued on next page

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Instruction Athens School of Music. Instruction in guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice, brass, woodwinds, strings, banjo, mandolin, fiddle & more. From beginner to expert. Instrument repairs avail. Visit http://www., (706) 543-5800.

Related Supply sells compost, mulch, topsoil, sand, pea gravel & more. A recycled & locally sourced landscape supply store. 155 Oneta St. Th.–Fri., 9 am-5 pm. Sat., 9 am-4 pm. (706) 612-5744, relatedrecycling@


Boulevard Piano Studio. Piano lessons taught by local jazz musician Rand Lines. $40/ hr. boulevardpianostudio@gmail. com or (706) 363-0328.

Boulevard Animal Hospital, Prince Ave. April special: free puppy or kitten exam w/ purchase of vaccines. Contact your favorite Athens Ga vet at (706) 425-5099 or

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Eady Guitars, Guitar Building & Repair. Qualified repairman offering professional set ups, fret work, wiring, finishing & restorations. Exp. incl. Gibson & Benedetto Guitars. Appt. only. (615) 714-9722, www.

Need help in Biology? Anderson Tutoring offers private tutoring & editorial services for your a s s i g n m e n t s . V i s i t w w w. for rates and details!

Fret Shop. Professional guitar repairs & modifications, setups, electronics, precision fretwork. Previous clients incl. R.E.M., Widespread Panic, Cracker, Bob Mould, John Berry, Abbey Road Live!, Squat. (706) 5491567. We d d i n g b a n d s . Quality, professional bands. Weddings, parties. Rock, jazz, etc. Call Classic City Enter tainment. ( 7 0 6 ) 5 4 9 - 1 5 6 7 . w w w. Featuring The Magictones A t h e n s ’ p re m i e re w e d d i n g & p a r t y b a n d . w w w.

Musicians Wanted Experienced rock guitarist looking to play. Influences are Sevendust, Papa Roach, Story of the Year, Breaking Benjamin, F o o F i g h t e r s , Tr a p t , Incubus, Finch, Yellowcard, Sickpuppies & too many to count. Call (678) 9108504.

Services Cleaning I clean for my attorney, banker & favorite restaurateur & I’d love to house clean for you! I’m local & independent, Earth & pet friendly. Text/call Nick, (706) 851-9087. Email Nick@

Health Pregnant? Considering a d o p t i o n ? Ta l k w / c a r i n g agency specializing in matching birthmothers w/ families nationwide. Living expenses paid. Call 24/7. Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions, (866) 413-6293 (AAN CAN).

Home and Garden 1 day veggie bed(s) installation. Incl. soil amendment, raised bed liners (if needed), reliable weed barrier & choice of veggies. Call/email Summit Landscaping, (478) 318-7973, (706) 614-3387. laurasommet@, jbdadisman@gmail. com.


Jobs Full-time Call center representative. Join established Athens company calling CEOs & CFOs of major corporations generating sales leads for tech companies. $9/ hr. BOS Staffing, www.bostemps. com, (706) 353-3030. House/server staff: Greyfield Inn, Cumberland Island. Come join our house staff & live/work on a beautiful Georgia island! Some dining & wine service e x p . h e l p f u l . I n - re s i d e n c e position. $25,500/annum. Hiring immediately. Send letter of interest & application request to

Opportunities Are you currently receiving mental health treatment? If so, call (706) 341-3765 for information about a UGA research study. Earn $30 for 3 hrs. of participation. Are you charming, aggressive & carefree? Are you sometimes impulsive & irresponsible, but also good at handling people & looking after your own best interests? Earn up to $30 for 3-hr. study. Men & women between 18–65 needed. Call Personality Studies at UGA for initial phone screening: (706) 583-0819. Reference Code A. Disclaimer! Flagpole does its best to scout out scams but we cannot guarantee. Be careful giving out personal information. Call to report scams, (706) 5490301. Do you or someone you know have a strange addiction? A Major TV Network is offering professional help for all participants. Call (312) 467-8145 or email chicagocasting20@ Do you want to change your drinking? We are conducting a study on a medication for treating alcohol problems. Participation incl. 5 in-person assessments, incl. 4 sessions of individual outpatient treatment for alcohol problems. You will be asked to take a medication or placebo on 2 occasions. No cost for treatment. Receive up to $395 for participating. Call (706) 542-8350 for more info. Earn $500/day. Airbrush & media makeup artists for ads, TV, film, fashion. Train & build portfolio in 1 wk. Lower tuition for 2012. (AAN CAN).


Earn up to $750 by participating in research in the Department of Kinesiology at UGA. Women 25-45 years of age are needed for a study examining t h e e ff e c t s o f a n u t r i t i o n a l product on how many calories you burn at rest. Contact the BCM Lab at (706) 688-9297 or

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Help wanted! Make money mailing brochures from home! Free supplies! Helping home workers since 2001. Genuine oppor tunity. No exp. req’d. S t a r t i m m e d i a t e l y ! w w w. (AAN CAN). Help wanted. Earn extra income assembling CD cases f ro m h o m e . N o e x p e r i e n c e n e c e s s a r y. C a l l o u r l i v e operators now. (800) 405-7619 e x t . 2 4 5 0 , w w w. e a s y w o r k (AAN CAN). Mystery shoppers earn up t o $ 1 0 0 / d a y. U n d e r c o v e r shoppers needed to judge retail & dining establishments. N o e x p . re q ’ d . ( 8 8 8 ) 7 2 9 6151. Own a car? Earn $7k/yr. renting o u t y o u r c a r. R e l a y R i d e s provides insurance & support. You set the price & who rents. w w w. r e l a y r i d e s . c o m / l i s t y o u r- c a r. Q u e s t i o n s ? ( 4 1 5 ) 729-4227 (AAN CAN).

Part-time Chango’s Noodle House now hiring front & back of house. 320 E. Clayton St. Apply in person, M–F between 2–4 p.m. Now hiring discreet private lingerie models. Flexible schedules, no exp. needed, good working environment, upscale clientele. Unlimited earning potential. Call for info, (706) 613-8986 PT customer service clerk. Successful candidate skilled w/ MS Excel, data entry, cash handling & providing quality customer care. Professional appearance & phone etiquette req’d. Hrly. wage starts at $8. A p p lic a tio n s & re s u m e s w / references accepted at 287 C o lle g e Av e . M o n .– F r i., 1 0 a.m.–3 p.m. No phone calls! Interviews by appt. only. Drug & criminal background check req’d. Deadline Apr. 23.

Vehicles Autos Sell your car, your bike AND your moped with Flagpole Classifieds. Now with online pics! Go to w w w. f l a g p o l e . c o m today!

Misc. Vehicles Cash for cars: any car/truck. Running or not! Top $ paid. We come to you! Call for instant offer, (888) 420-3808, www.cash4car. com (AAN CAN).

Notices Pets Lost and found pets can be advertised in Flagpole classifieds. Call (706) 5490301 or visit www.classifieds. to c h e c k for listings and return them home.

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long line of people—comprised of artists anxiously waiting to set up their tables—snaked around the bend of Pulaski and Washington streets outside the 40 Watt. This was the sight outside Fluke Fest last year, but it wasn’t always that way. The Fluke Festival is an annual event which showcases independent comic artists. “The first year we did it, 50 people showed up, and we thought that was great,” says program organizer Robert Newsome. “And it grew year after year, until this year was the first year that we did pre-registration, and it sold out in two weeks.” Newsome estimates that nearly 75 artists will be featured at this year’s festival, with work ranging from mini-comics to indiezines to art books, manga and graphic novels. “As far as what is or isn’t encouraged at Fluke, I really don’t care,” Newsome says boldly. “If you’re shoving a crayon up your nose and scratching it on a piece of cardboard, that’s fine by me.” Original Fluke organizers Patrick Dean and Todd Bak envisioned the fest as a gathering place that offered a free exchange of ideas among indie artists. Devlin Thompson, curator for festival sponsor Bizarro-Wuxtry, concurs and says of the event’s modus operandi: “It’s not about bringing in Battlestar Galactica stars and washed-up pro-wrestlers. Basic policy: no celebrity guests and a minimum of big-deal exhibitors.” Bizarro-Wuxtry was involved with the festival from the start, yet Thompson does not always personally attend the events. “I guess I’d say we’re more like the theme-center—like the Epcot Dome,” he says. “It’s important for me to be here to help people coming through the shop on that day.” The quirky store perched above the renowned record shop on Clayton Street accepts comic submissions from artists exhibiting at Fluke. “We encourage anyone tabling there to bring in their stuff. We’ll try a couple of just about anything.” However, with the rise in the popularity of conventions like Dragon-con and Comic-con,

there’s pressure for smaller comic festivals like Fluke to expand and be more selective about whom they choose to exhibit. What began as a small gathering of indie-comic creators at the now-defunct Tasty World in 2002 has grown significantly, drawing nearly 400 attendees last year. As scale increases, one questions whether or not Fluke can escape the allure of becoming a more profitable convention by moving to Atlanta or even touring nationally. But Newsome remains firm that Fluke is here to stay. “The spirit of this festival and what it is and what it has become is something that only exists because of something that a town like this can provide. We’re never leaving Athens,” he says. Although the number of artists vying for position at the fest may be rising, perhaps many do not seek to confine themselves inside the creative walls of mainstream comic artists. Fluke is an event designed for the unpublished, after all. And that’s not to say professional artists and publishers won’t be in attendance—Marietta’s Top Shelf Publishing and Savannah College of Art And Design’s Sequential Arts Lab are both sponsors—nor to say that unpublished work is somehow less relevant than the mainstream. But the allure of success pulls at the back of every artist’s mind, whether they are a hobbyist or a professional, and also at the minds of the organizations that exhibit them. With great passion comes a great desire for progress, so maybe this year’s Fluke Fest will reveal a surprising but vibrant future for the Athens indie-comic scene. Brad Olsen

WHAT: Fluke 2012: Mini-Comics & Zine Festival WHERE: 40 Watt Club WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 21, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. HOW MUCH: $2

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everyday people Lisa Pomaya, Dry Cleaner As you may have noticed, wedding season is in full swing. I recently attended a wedding, which also meant that I had to pull together something to wear and, of course, have it dry cleaned. Soon after the nuptials, I went to talk with someone whose job is to deal with other people’s dirty laundry. I interviewed Lisa Pomaya, a native of Athens and a woman who has been working closely with clothing for a number of years. Lisa not only shared with me her experience working at a local dry cleaner, but also talked about working in a sewing plant here in Athens, an often forgotten part of the city’s once prominent textile industry. Lisa was happy to give me a few moments of her time in between offering patrons some of her homemade pastries and returning freshly starched garments to their owners. Flagpole: How long have you been working here? Lisa Pomaya: Probably for the business—[the owner] had several businesses before—14, 15 years. They used to own four stores here. One burned down, and the other, they sold. So now, they just have this store and one other. FP: What exactly does your job entail? LP: Well, take in dry cleaning; we do some laundry… basically, that’s about it.

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FP: And how long did you work there? LP: Nine years. I was working over there full-time and with the dry cleaners part-time… Me and my best friend got the job together, so we worked together a number of years. Now we’re kind of drifted apart. She manages a tanning bed [business], and I’m here, so we don’t get to see each other as much as we did back then. FP: So, the plant had been around for a while? LP: Oh, yeah, it had been there for years. I think there used to be a couple more sewing plants in town and, needless to say, they’ve all moved out, too. FP: So, when the plant left, you still had your job here at the dry cleaners to go to. LP: Yeah, I got divorced back then, so it was like me and my kids. So, I had to work two jobs. And with the help of my mom: she’d see after my kids while I worked.

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FP: How has Athens changed during your lifetime? LP: It’s grown a lot. I suppose for the better [laughs]… Now, [downtown] has changed a lot. Because mostly, most of the things downtown now are bars. I can remember when there were a lot of… I guess they called them back then, like, “nickel and dime” stores, you know. And the big clothing stores were downtown then: Macy’s, Belk’s, J.C. Penney’s and all that. Which, needless to say, now they’ve all moved out to the mall. But, it’s a bit different. FP: Do you spend a lot of time downtown now? LP: Not so much; the parking’s hard. It’s hard to get a parking place downtown nowadays. FP: Where did you work before you worked here? LP: Well, I used to work in a sewing plant. And it went out of business. You know, everything got imported overseas now, so all that’s pretty much gone. Which, it was a good job… We made suits for men. They ended up putting the plant in Mexico, so… FP: What did you do at the sewing plant? LP: I pressed. It paid real well.

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FP: How do you feel about the job situation here in Athens? Has it always been pretty easy for you to get a job? LP: Yeah, back then it was. It used to be you could depend on your job. You knew it would be there. But nowadays, everything’s kind of sketchy. You never know from one day to another how businesses are gonna do. You see so many businesses in town going out of business, some that had been here for years, that you always thought would be here, and they’re not anymore… You sit here and wonder from one day to the next, “Now, am I going to have a job next week?” You just don’t know. Now, at my age, you really have to plan ahead [laughs]. The older you get, the harder it is to get a job. FP: Where do you currently live? LP: I live on the east side of town. I love it. The house I live in, it will be in my family for four generations. So, it’s just been passed down the line… It’s just a small little neighborhood, which mostly college students are there now, I think. Myself and one other person are the only original people there.

FP: How long have you lived here? LP: I’ve lived in Athens all my life… I graduated from Cedar Shoals. I got married out of high school and I had three kids, so I worked in between that.

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FP: How do you feel about your neighborhood changing to more of a college student neighborhood? LP: You know, it’s not bad. I first thought, when the students moved in, they’d be kind of loud and rowdy, but they’re all very nice, you know, get along fine. It’s not bad at all.



FP: Tell me a little bit about what you do in your free time. LP: I don’t get much of that. I work two jobs. I work here and plus we have a plant across town. I work there some, too. FP: And what do you do over there? LP: Well, they do the dry cleaning over there. Which, I don’t do any of that. I just take the dry cleaning in and when customers come to pick up, I put it out. So, between working here five days a week, and I work over there three days a week… Plus, I keep all the refreshments for the place over here. I do all the baking. FP: So, you’re an amateur baker, too. LP: Yeah, pretty much. I experiment a little bit. The customers get to try it out [laughs]. I like to have stuff here for people to enjoy while they’re washing, so it’s not so much of a burden.


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Open at 4pm for Happy Hour • $2 Wine Every Monday Located on the Corner of Lumpkin and Washington Across from Georgia Theatre


Available for Private Parties. Call 706-850-1329

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Coffee & Pub

Purveyors of Craft Beer & Fine Wine

with Irish Dave Wednesday Nights Upstairs 9pm


200+ Craft Beers mondAy

20% Off All Large Beers TuesdAy

20% Off All Bottles of Wine

100+ Whiskies NEW SEASONAL BEERS We now have Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA



706-543-1433 • 128 College Ave.







114 COLLEGE AVE. • 706-355-3060

AmAzing HAppy Hour 5-9pm • open at 5 pm above taco stand downtown

TRUST YOUR BRAIN Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar


200+ Bottled Beers • Expanded Wine List • Huge Screen TVs Pool Tables • Smoking Welcome on Our Patios

256 E. CLAYTON ST. • (706) 549-0166 Open Mon-Sat Noon-2am • Please Drink Responsibly.