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Republican Blueprint

City Dope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Having just returned from a trip, I think I better understand the Republican blueprint for America: Everything will be organized like the airlines. The airlines are giant monopoly corporations. Sure, there’s more than one company, but if you’re not going to drive, you’ve got to fly, unless you’re poor, and then you take the bus, or you don’t go. And in spite of what the ads tell you, it doesn’t make much difference whether you’re on AirTran or Delta. The experience is the same, and nobody need compete to make it better. The airlines are the perfect monopoly business model. They are supported by government subsidies, while their only competition, You can look Amtrak, is starved by that same government into irrelevance. forward to a life Like all corporations, airlines that feels like you must pay careful attention to do on an airplane the bottom line. They must contain costs. Unlike other trip: solitary, poor, corporations, though, monopoly do not have to nasty, brutish and corporations worry about customer satisfaction, because the customer has short—but with no choice. Gasoline companies, long layovers. banks, wireless phone service all have this same kind of monopoly. No matter which one you choose, the experience is pretty much the same, dictated by the corporation’s need to cut costs, rather than the customer’s desire for a good experience. And, of course, nowdays, the 1 percent fly on private jets, so the airlines are dealing with the rest of us and can treat us like cattle: the Republican blueprint again. That’s what the Republicans are all about with government, no matter what that does to services like healthcare, education, public safety, etc. The giant corporations control those policies, of course, and a lot of Democrats are in their pockets, too. So, vote Republican, or, where you have the opportunity, vote for a Democrat who is owned by the corporations, so that you can look forward to a life that feels like you do on an airplane trip: solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short—but with long layovers.

An Example Speaking of the Republican blueprint, be sure to attend the Clarke Central PTO forum on the charter school amendment Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Mell Auditorium at Clarke Central High School. Listen to your fellow citizens discussing the amendment and join in.

Mad As Hell? Not going to take it anymore? My friend Dennis is, too, and he isn’t satisfied just to not vote for 10th District Republican Congressman Paul Broun. Dennis has decided to protest against Broun’s right-wing nuttery and opposition, in the name of ideology, to helping people live better through health insurance, education, decent housing, etc. Dennis has decided that, as a protest, he will write in the name of somebody else other than Broun. Dennis knows full well that his vote is symbolic only and will make no difference to Paul Broun’s election. It will just make Dennis feel slightly better, as if he were the kid pointing out to the cheering mob that the emperor has no clothes. Consequently, Dennis has decided to cast his vote in the 10th District congressional race for Pete McCommunist. He figures such a vote has just enough nuttiness to give the finger to Paul Broun. Dennis invites you to join him if you live in the part of Athens-Clarke County that is in the 10th Congressional District. If you do live in the 10th, Broun will be on your ballot. Dennis modestly hopes that all those Democrats who voted Republican to turn Rep. Doug McKillip out of office might want to get in on this protest against Broun. You don’t even have to ask for a Republican ballot this time. All the candidates are on the same ballot. Wouldn’t it be cool if 1,500 people registered their discontent with Broun and all he stands for! Vote your conscience! Vote McCommunist! Pete McCommons editor@flagpole.com

News & Features Athens News and Views

Why is Michael Adams so widely disliked? We have answers. Also, who will be the next UGA president?

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

Conservation easements are a way to save farmland and forests from unwanted development.

Arts & Events Movie Pick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Woke Up on the Outside

Sleepwalk with Me is a very personal comedy, but could have been more artistically adventurous.

Theatre Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Let All the Wild Rumpuses Begin

There are loads of new plays, cabarets and hilarious displays in October.

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

Golden Tickets! Tuesday Confessionals! Space Jams! And more…

Are We Having Fun Yet? . . . . . . . 16 Mac DeMarco’s Exuberant Explorations in Sound

The Canadian songwriter’s debut full-length is packed with woozy, wondrous pop.

CITY DOPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 CITY PAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 CAPITOL IMPACT. . . . . . . . . . . . 6 ATHENS RISING . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 OBESITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 BICYCLING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 MOVIE DOPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 MOVIE PICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 THEATRE NOTES. . . . . . . . . . . 13 THREATS & PROMISES. . . . . . 14 MUUY BIIEN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

MAC DEMARCO. . . . . . . . . . . .16 FOLK FEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 THE CALENDAR!. . . . . . . . . . . 18 BULLETIN BOARD. . . . . . . . . . 24 ART AROUND TOWN . . . . . . . . 25 COMICS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 REALITY CHECK. . . . . . . . . . . 27 CLASSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 CROSSWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 WTH? ATHENS. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 EVERYDAY PEOPLE. . . . . . . . . 31

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narrowed down in stages over the next six months until a sole finalist is unveiled next spring. Attendees at a public hearing on campus said they want someone with strong academic credentials, strong consideration for female and minority candidates and someone who will emphasize historic preservation and environmentalism. Perhaps the most astute comment, though, came from from geography professor John Knox, who asked if the committee is looking for a politician, given that Funk led a search that installed former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels as head of Purdue University. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want someone in academia,â&#x20AC;? Walker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard no talk of that, frankly.â&#x20AC;? So it appears that former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, widely rumored to want the job when Adams stepped down, is not in the running. Of course, a politician is occupy-

Exhibit A: Legion Pool. Less than a year after demolishing historic Rutherford Hall against the wishes of Athens residents, Adams set his sights on the beloved Depression-era gathering place. The backlash caught him by surprise, as heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acknowledged several times. At his monthly press conference last week, Adams expressed frustration at the amount of attention Legion Pool is getting at the expense, according to him, of weightier issues like state budget cuts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been more written about a pool than all this other stuff, which is five or six times more important,â&#x20AC;? he said. He blamed the outcry on a new Board of Regents policy requiring him to provide three monthsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; notice, rather than do it under cover of night. And he called financial figures from his own architects that Legion Pool supporters have used against himâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;$490,000 for renovation versus $2.6 million for a Michael Adams has a sad. new poolâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;?erroneousâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;preliminary.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;That just shows the blind side he has to ing the office currentlyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Adams started his the community,â&#x20AC;? responded Grady Thrasher. career as an aide to former Tennessee Sen. The pressure Thrasher and others are putHoward Baker and Gov. Lamar Alexander. ting on the UGA administration and the Board of Regents appears to be working. They won Vote or Die: Time is running out to register the right to a yet-to-be-scheduled public to vote and still be eligible to cast a ballot hearing, and a vote next week on whether to in November. The deadline is Tuesday, Oct., allow UGA to demolish Legion Pool has been 9, so if you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already, get thee to the pushed back indefinitely. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have not made a Athens-Clarke Board of Elections. decision on whether to go forward with that,â&#x20AC;? In other election-related news, A presiAdams said. dential debate-watching party is at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the downtown Exhibit B: At the same press conference, Transmetropolitan. An Obama for America Adams made comments in support of Sigma field organizer is headlining an Oct. 13 rally Chiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to build a fraternity house at the Clarke County Democratic Committee on North Milledge Avenue. Those efforts, headquarters on Tracy Street. And CCDC is by the way, are the result of the Adams phone-banking in opposition to the charter Administration forcing Sigma Chi off Lumpkin schools amendment to the state constitution Street to make way for a new Terry College of Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. (Look for more on Business building. Of course, Cobbham resithat amendment in next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Flagpole.) dents are ready to go all Dean Wormer on their behinds, but Adams sided with the students Behind Enemy Lines: Speaking of charter and wealthy alumni. Again, he said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t schools, guess who showed up at a CCDC see what the big deal is, citing his own panel discussion last week? None other experience living near a frat house at Centre than Regina Quick, the Republican who College in Kentucky. Of course, Adams doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ousted state Rep. Doug McKillip, R-Athens, in live in the Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House a football field July with lots of help from Democrats. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let away from the SAE and Kappa Alpha party the record show that I am not here to support pads, which might alter his perspective. the Obama agenda,â&#x20AC;? Quick assured me. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just because you are at a ballet does not make you Hail to the Chief: The search is on for Adamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; a ballerina.â&#x20AC;? replacement, and representatives from the Duly noted. committee who will be choosing the next president descended on campus last week to Weaver Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: News broke at press time that gather input from faculty, staff and students. Dexter Weaver may shut down his landmark The committee, led by Regent Larry Walker, restaurant because business has fallen off. a former state legislator from Perry, and Dallas Check Flagpole.com for updates. headhunter Bill Funk, says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s identified about 60 potential candidates, a pool that will be Blake Aued news@flagpole.com

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transgender faculty and staffâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;was approved by the University Council. It would allow both gay and straight employeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; domestic partners to sign up for insurance benefits. Proof like a joint bank account is required. To get around a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions, the policy would only apply to life, dental and accidental death insurance, which are entirely funded by employees. Rather than health insurance, which is funded partly by taxpayers, domestic partners could get a cash stipend as long as theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not covered by their employer. It would come from a source other than taxes, tuition or student fees. Psychology professor Janet Frick, who moved the policy through UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bureaucracy, said it will help recruit and retain faculty and staff. Three-quarters of UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peer and aspirational institutions already offer such benefits.

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Based on enrollment at other universities, Frick said she expects about 50 people to sign up, costing an estimated $270,000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not expensive, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something we can do locally, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the right thing to do,â&#x20AC;? she said. The policy passed the University Council overwhelmingly, with only two or three people objecting in a voice vote. Now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in President Michael Adamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hands, and he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say whether he supports the policy. He said he plans to discuss it with senior administrators, lawyers and the Board of Regents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to see whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the art of the doable,â&#x20AC;? he said. Adams said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proceeding cautiously because of the attention the move might bring. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we do something at the flagship (university), with all due respect, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s different than other people doing something.â&#x20AC;? Blake Aued news@flagpole.com

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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney go head-to-head this week in the first of three presidential debates, with the initial one at the University of Denver. History tells us itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unlikely the debate will dramatically change the course of the presidential race, one way or the other. Even though debates may not swing many votes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still important for voters to see how the candidates make their case for why they should be president and defend their position from the other sideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s criticisms. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re planning to vote for Romney or Obama, you should have the opportunity to see them in that debate setting. Here at the state level, unfortunately, more and more candidates are ducking out of debates and arbitrarily depriving the people they would represent of this opportunity to see them in action. Some of the most widely viewed debates here are those sponsored by the Atlanta Press Club and broadcast statewide over the Georgia Public Broadcasting network. In the weeks before the July 31 primary elections, the Atlanta Press Club scheduled debates involving candidates in several of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s congressional races. Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incumbent congressmen were asked to stand up and explain to the voters why they, and not the challengers running against them, were more deserving of another term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Four incumbent congressmen declined invitations to these debates: Republicans Paul Broun and Lynn Westmoreland, along with Democrats John Lewis and Hank Johnson. They were all overwhelming favorites in their primary elections, which they went on to win. Skipping a debate with an obscure, underfinanced opponent was obviously not going to affect the outcome of any of those races. That said, the incumbents still owed it to the voters to show up for their debates. Their refusal to debate shows an arrogance

and contempt for the constituents who live in their congressional districts. Two incumbents who were in no real danger of losing their primaries had the decency to debate their primary opponents: Republican Reps. Rob Woodall of Gwinnett County and Phil Gingrey of Marietta. Woodall and Gingrey displayed more courtesy and consideration for their constituents than their congressional cohorts did. I commend them both. The most interesting congressional race left on the ballot is the 12th District race in East Georgia between Democratic incumbent John Barrow of Augusta and Republican challenger Lee Anderson, a legislator from Grovetown. There wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be any debates in this race, either. Barrow has accepted invitations to appear in the Atlanta Press Club debate on GPB as well as two smaller debates within the 12th Congressional District. Anderson has declined all debate invitations. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no secret that Anderson, a Columbia County farmer, is a little rough around the edges when it comes to public speaking. His campaign people have obviously decided itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better for him not to appear in a debate where he might give a stumbling answer or make a mistake in a verbal exchange with an experienced politician like Barrow. Barrow isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really in much of a position to complain about Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s non-participationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;he has a record of skipping debates himself, both this year and in past elections. The real losers in all of this are the voters. They deserve the chance to see the candidates in action and are being deprived of that opportunity. If you think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the best candidate for a political office, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re convinced you have a better plan for the future than your opponent, then stand up and make your case before the people. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a point that shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even be debatable. Tom Crawford tcrawford@gareport.com


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You can’t just decide to place a conservation easement on your residential property in your typical neighborhood. The land must have an ecological, cultural or historical feature worth preserving. Other factors to consider are what the land is surrounded by; road buffers reduce noise and improve the aesthetic appeal. Some plots offer educational or recreational benefits to nearby residents. One example is Five Acre Woods, located off Northside Drive off North Avenue. When this plot was threatened with development, the Over the River Neighborhood Association banded together to place a conservation easement over the land. Athens-Clarke County purchased the property through the Georgia GreenSpace Program, and while The entrance to Five Acre Woods near North Avenue the county still owns the land, the homeowners’ association is responsible for North Avenue. In the middle of a busy day, I maintaining it. relish the opportunity to quickly pop into a The Athens Land Trust, assisted by students natural reserve and enjoy something not manand professors from the University of Georgia, made. the Athens Community Tree Council and the We often don’t realize it, but areas like ACC community forester, has overseen the Five Acre Woods provide our community with maintenance and improvement of the forest. so many benefits. They remove pollution, Volunteers have removed invasive species, improve air and water quality, provide a habiplanted native shrubs donated by the State tat for flower pollinators and fight climate Botanical Garden and maintained trails. change, and they’re beautiful. Five Acre Woods Kellan Lyman

It doesn’t take a long road trip to see: massive clear-cutting and construction equipment amid large tracts of forest or family farms. Often, surrounding development increases a landowner’s property taxes until he is forced to sell. But there is a solution. Through a land trust agreement one can preserve an area with a unique ecological feature: a natural forest, a managed forest or small-scale farm. Perhaps a land-rich, cashpoor farmer would like to continue to live in the family home in its original pastoral setting while continuing to farm. Or maybe the landholder would like to see the family homestead preserved for its historic or even sentimental value. The answer is a conservation easement, an agreement in which the current owner of a property forever waives all development rights on the land in exchange for lower property taxes. Each conservation easement is different: some allow for minor development such as trails, ponds or farm structures; others ban any building. The owner must maintain the property in a specified manner, such as picking up litter, while another organization is responsible for ensuring the property is properly managed according to the agreement. Organizations like the Athens Land Trust and the Oconee River Land Trust evaluate the property—proximity to streams and rivers, road buffering and rare species’ habitats— design a plan to protect them and monitor and enforce this plan.

The area offers Athenians an escape into a natural haven with a chance to enjoy trail walking, bird watching and other outdoor activities surrounded by indigenous flora and fauna. Living in Athens, where we’re only a quick drive away from country and farmland, it’s easy to forget that Athens is, in fact, an urban area, which makes Five Acre Woods an especially attractive forest. Five Acre Woods breaks the monotony of student housing and commercial development characteristic of

generates $12,410 a year in ecological and aesthetic value, using figures from a study by UGA’s Warnell School of Forest Resources. And Athens receives these benefits simply by preserving the land. What a deal! When the value of conserved acreage is quantified like this, it’s easy to see why we should preserve it from an economic standpoint. Of course, there are numerous other benefits not accounted for in these studies, such as educational value or indigenous peoples’ value of the land. This exact concept of quantifying the value of untouched land or managed forest is used elsewhere in the world to create a carbon credit market. So, in areas like South America where deforestation contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, companies can buy “carbon credits” that are used to purchase development rights from the land, offsetting the company’s greenhouse gas emissions. The amount of pollution that isn’t released is calculated after surveying the land and comparing it to a similar, adjacent property where development rights are not being used for carbon credits. While Five Acre Woods’ value won’t be sold, it is interesting to view conservation in terms of monetary value. Also, it is a strange realization that development rights actually exist and are something that is not necessarily attached to land. Next time you’re in the neighborhood, pop into Five Acre Woods for a stroll around the 1.5 mile trail loop. No rush, though. This forest will be protected forever. Kellan Lyman

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A Supersized Problem Tackling the Obesity Epidemic Carolyn Crist

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thens, our fat is killing us. In addition to the usual maladies that stem from being overweight, like heart attacks and strokes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also bad for sperm, it affects breast cancer recovery, it speeds up the mental decline from aging, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bad for our social lives. Last year, the Federation of Neighborhoods asked Paige Cummings what is the biggest health care crisis in Northeast Georgia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obesity,â&#x20AC;? the executive director of Athens Nurses Clinic answered. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without hesitation.â&#x20AC;? The clinic sees about 1,100 clients each year, and twothirds are obese, not just overweight, Cummings notes. Most of these patients also suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes. The clinic partners with Athens Regional Medical Center to teach hypertension classes, and every diabetic patient receives one-on-one review sessions, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not enough. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The biggest problem is, once you reach a certain level of obesity, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re too embarrassed to go out in public to exercise, or itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uncomfortable and it hurts to do it,â&#x20AC;? Cummings explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We help them to do enough to get their heart rate going and a metabolic boost without falling in the floor and not be able to breathe. Straight arm lifts with a can of soup, shoulder shrugs, push ups against the wall, and walking briskly so they can feel their heart beating harder.â&#x20AC;? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new map in August showing exactly where all the fat people live. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re everywhere. The new statistics say that one in five Americansâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and one in three childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;are obese, which brings a host of health problems that totals $2.4 billion in Georgia alone. Twenty-eight percent of Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adults are obese, putting the state at No. 24. The rate is 28 percent in Clarke County as well. Georgia has the second highest rate of childhood obesity, with 40 percent of kids between ages 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;17 over a healthy weight. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only getting worse. A new report forecasts a sharp rise in obesity in every state in the next 20 years. The research by Trust for Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health estimates that if current trends continue, 13 states will have obesity rates higher than 60 percent by 2030, and every state will exceed 40 percent. In Georgia, 54 percent of adults are projected to be obese. The nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obesity stats are reaching a crisis level, says Karen Hilyard, an assistant professor of health promotion and behavior with experience in health communication. Hilyard spoke on a panel after a screening of HBOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Weight of the Nation at the University of Georgia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need a wake-up call,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working on any other issue in public health right now because of its wide-reaching impact across all areas. This problem fits the definition of a crisis, but why arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t more people outraged?â&#x20AC;? Unlike a natural disaster, obesity and its long-term risks are perceived differently, Hilyard explains. But we need to change the way we talk about obesity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to re-frame the issue from one of personal responsibility to one thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a community issue. It affects not just our health but our economy, health care costs and even national security,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We

Exercise science students Christie Ward and Rachelle Acitelli conduct a pre-test on a University of Georgia eFit cycling machine in preparation for kinesiology department research this fall. canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect to survive as a country if we have a crippled workforce that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t handle physically demanding jobs. Policymakers must consider what obesity means for the future of our country.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a problem that UGA launched the Obesity Initiative in January to tackle adult and childhood obesity. More than 90 professors and staff across campus are organized into 11 teams that address exercise, nutrition, education, genetics, the immune system and media messages about obesity. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t doctors tell us to simply work out and eat well? Why doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it work? Several UGA professors are trying to tackle that exact question by looking at the psychological factors behind compensation during exercise programs. For example, people often overeat to reward themselves for working out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a good sense of the calories being burned versus how much they can ingest,â&#x20AC;? says Michael Schmidt, a kinesiology professor and leader of the study. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much easier to ingest calories than burn them.â&#x20AC;? Schmidt is working with UGA psychology professor James MacKillop, who specializes in addictive behaviors such as

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smoking, to investigate the compensation effect. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Studies show that areas of the brain related to weight management are also related to addictive behaviors,â&#x20AC;? Schmidt says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to assess the wide range of these behaviors and see to what extent we can predict how people will compensate.â&#x20AC;? Schmidt is still looking for women between 25â&#x20AC;&#x201C;45 to be part of the study. His is just one among many studies that professors are conducting to find some solution. In Ellen Evansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; exercise science lab, graduate and doctoral students are looking at the phenomenon of freshmen gaining weight during their first year on campus, how high-protein diets and interval training can help health, and how fatigue in breast cancer survivors can affect weight gain. Will all of the studies help Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s couch potatoes to get up and move? Athens Nurses Clinic interns are trying to do just that. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re starting an eight-week â&#x20AC;&#x153;Athens Biggest Loserâ&#x20AC;? contest this month to promote exercise and nutrition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to set goals and figure out what people need to learn, such as understanding nutrition labels. That can be tough,â&#x20AC;? says Sarah Brinson, a senior health promotion major. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do Zumba or chair aerobics to make exercise fun and something they can do on their own at home. How can we fit exercise into commercial breaks or cook cheap, healthy meals?â&#x20AC;? At the same time, where do healthy trends like local and organic diets fall in the conversation? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first thing I think of with local food as a counter to obesity is the basic notion of cooking with whole ingredients,â&#x20AC;? says Andrea Malloy, general manager of Daily Groceries Co-op. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The biggest contributor to obesity is processed food, which has created this expectation of cheap food and the idea that people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have time to cook with whole ingredients. But local food could be the easiest and cheapest to prepare,â&#x20AC;? Malloy adds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to work as hard on it, just a simple sautĂŠ,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m insanely busy and usually only get around to sautĂŠing vegetables. It can change your expectations of what you should be eating, and it has a lot of flavor. People may be surprised by what they can find.â&#x20AC;? By selling locally grown produce outside City Hall on Wednesday afternoons, Athens Farmers Market manager Jan Kozak hopes to help provide access to healthy food. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inside the Loop is an area known as a food desert, where people are getting by on low or no income and have no access to good, healthy food,â&#x20AC;? Kozak says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a disconcerting link between low income and obesity, especially because these days weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve commoditized food to the extent that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheap but also really unhealthy.â&#x20AC;? Under the program Wholesome Wave Georgia, low-income residents can double their federal and state food benefitsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; such as SNAP, TANF and WICâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;at the market. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It not only contributes to better health, it helps the local economy and agriculture by giving back to the localized food system,â&#x20AC;? Kozak explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a simple concept, but the impact could be far-reaching.â&#x20AC;? Carolyn Crist


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very spring, thousands of cyclists and spectators descend on Athens for one glorious Twilight weekend of criterium racing, road rides and general revelry. It’s the only bike racing most Athenians will see all year, and when that weekend is over, we mentally box up those cyclists and put them away until next year. So, what do they do the rest of the year? “They do an Athens Twilight essentially every weekend,” says Christian Foster, co-owner of Athens’ own UHC/706P (United Healthcare of Georgia presented by The 706 Project Cycling Team), a category-one amateur race team that grooms talent for the pro teams and performs community outreach for Athens. (The 706 in their name is a nod to Athens’ area code.) The nine-man roster includes a former member of the German national team, a former Jamaican national champion in cycling, a current U.S. Collegiate National Champion from Tasmania and a bunch of Americans. “Our guys race at least twice a week, if not three, four or five times a week, depending on the type of event,” says Foster. “The racing season begins out west in February and goes all the way through September. These guys will see anywhere from 75 to 125 race days annually per rider.” The team also raced internationally this year in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Foster, Brian Molloy and Eric Murphy are co-founders and equal partners of UHC/706P. Molloy, owner of The Hub Bicycles in Five Points and a favorite in town for helping people with bikes, is responsible for the team’s equipment and facility concerns. Murphy, who, according to Foster, “has produced some of the most accomplished amateur teams in the Southeast,” serves as the team coach. Foster handles team operations. While Molloy and Foster are former racers, Murphy is an active racing member of the team, winning this year’s Georgia XC Series (GSC) and U.S. Cup East Series in mountain biking, as well as the category-one state criterium championship. They all share in sponsorship responsibilities. “Our team is designed to essentially grow and groom talent, so we want our riders to advance to the professional ranks,” says Foster. “Right now, we’re satisfied being a top amateur team. Down the road, if we have the opportunity and the resources to step up to the professional level, we’ll certainly consider that. But for the time being, we’re happy to be a regional amateur team that races national-caliber events and essentially preps riders for a chance at the big time.” “A lot of guys will step back a year to the amateur ranks so they can be the big guy on the team,” says Molloy. “Or they’re a little fish in a big pond on a pro team and they’re just working their butts off to support the more experienced riders. Oscar Clark raced pro last year and he took a step back and now he’s racing for us this year.” “Oscar was a support rider for one of the best professional teams in the country last year,” says Foster. “We made him an offer and essentially told him he’d be our team leader and our riders will support him.” Since then, Clark’s led this year’s USA Criterium series, which Twilight is a part of, for seven of the 11 national races. Next month, just as UHC/706P intended, Clark leaves the team once again to race on a UCI/US pro squad in 2013. His departure makes room for the next success story. “This town is so full of world-class cyclists,” says Murphy. “We’ve had two guys in the last three years who’ve done the Tour de France and the Giro D’Italia, the biggest race in the world. There are women living here right now who race on the

national scene. There are four or five full-time bike racers living here that just wanted to come live in Athens. I think, for us, it’s just keeping that here, representing the state and the city with maybe one day a pro team, but at least a high-level team to feed riders into pro teams out of Georgia.” “Athens is a hub for cycling,” says Foster. “It’s a Mecca for cycling in the Southeast. It’s probably one of five or 10 places in the country where people actually gravitate toward these areas. It’s Athens, it’s Boulder, it’s Tucson and a handful of other towns that have a really strong competitive cycling scene.” Why Athens? “You can do 100-mile ride seven days a week on so many different roads,” says Murphy. “You can be in the mountains in an hour, which, if you’re wanting to be a top-level cyclist, you want to be near the mountains. The low cost of living, the weather in the winter, the roads are good, and there are so many races in the Southeast that on any given weekend, you can race within three hours of Athens.” As an additional part of their community outreach, the team also visits schools. “With United Healthcare, we’ll visit schools throughout Georgia,” says Murphy, “but for Allergy Partners of Georgia, we focus on the schools in and around Athens. We talk to the kids about helmet safety, cycling in general, why you should stay healthy, and if, for example, you have bad allergies or asthma, you can still be a high-level athlete. It really has had a great effect. “Sometimes we’ve gotten partners to help us so we can give away helmets, because most kids don’t have them and can’t afford them,” continues Murphy. “And sometimes we’ll do a bike rodeo. United Healthcare will bring a truck with 20 or 30 bikes, and we’ll set up cones, have the kids run a course and make them do hand signals. We bring our bikes to show them what a race bike looks like and feel how light it is, and see how our shoes clip into the pedals, and they get a kick out of that.” Athens also offers various opportunities for people who aren’t students or racers to join in the cycling crowd. “There are a number of rides around town that are geared to all levels: beginner rides, mid-level rides and the racer rides,” says Foster. “There are rides that average 14–16 mph and go out for an hour to two hours. Most people who are somewhat fit and have the right kind of bicycle would survive those rides and be conversational. The next level of ride is the 17–19 mph ride, and then of course anything 20 mph and above tends to require a good bit more fitness. “We’ve been focusing on the sporting side of it, but we’re all fighting for the same thing, and that’s the right to the road,” says Foster. “A lot of drivers out there aren’t aware of the cycling laws. So, I think the more of us that there are out there, whether you’re using it as a mode of transportation or exercise or training for competition, I think that’s a positive for the Athens community. “But I also think there’s a lot of potential for more in the way of bicycle advocacy and ‘Share The Road’ type initiatives,” continues Foster. “If Athens can organize and mobilize behind these types of activities and ultimately embrace cycling culture, we will truly become an epicenter for cycling and our sport will reap the benefits. And who knows? An Athens-born Tour de France contender or champ one day may not be too far-fetched.” Looks like, for Athens, Twilight is just the beginning.

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movie dope Some releases may not be showing locally this week. • indicates new review 2016: OBAMA’S AMERICA (PG) Call me critically conflicted about 2016: Obama’s America. The unabashed polemic from conservative author Dinesh D’Souza is an antiObama sermon preached perfectly to the Fox News congregation. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (PG-13) Were The Amazing SpiderMan the first Spider-Man movie, critics and fans would hail it as spectacular. Following Sam Raimi’s surprisingly poorly aged films, this fourth film is the unfortunate epitome of unnecessary. Where Christopher Nolan did us an outstanding service reinterpreting the world of the Dark Knight, (500) Days of Summer’s Marc Webb and his trio of scripters rely on lazy, convenient plotting to rehash Spidey’s origins with a few cosmetically mysterious changes. (UGA Tate Theater) ARBITRAGE (R) Richard Gere stars —and hopes for a Best Actor nomination—in this dramatic economic thriller. Gere’s hedge fund mogul turns to an unlikely source after messing up big time in an attempt to sell his company. Nicholas Jarecki, brother of Andrew (Capturing the Friedmans) and Eugene (Why We Fight), makes his fictional feature directing debut. With Tim Roth, Susan Sarandon, William Friedkin (?), Laetitia Casta and the awesome Chris Eigeman (a Wilt Stillman fave). (Ciné) THE AVENGERS (PG-13) The various Avengers—Robert Downey, Jr.’s Iron Man, Chris Evans’ Captain America, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, another new Hulk (this time Mark Ruffalo gets to unleash the beast) and the rest—have assembled, and together they are a blast. k BUTTER (R) Competitive butter carving brings out the worst in some small town Iowans, including an orphan named Destiny (Yara Shahidi, Eddie Murphy’s daughter from Imagine That), who proves a butter carving natural; a vengeful stripper (Olivia Wilde, “House”) and an ambitious local woman (Jennifer Garner), whose husband (Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”) is the longtime champ. Director Jim Field Smith previously sought laughs in She’s Out of My League. With Hugh Jackman, Twilight’s Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone and Rob Corddry. THE CAMPAIGN (R) One expects big laughs from a Will Ferrell-Zack Galifianakis political comedy, but one merely hopes for a sharp enough satirical framework to build upon. Austin Powers director Jay Roach has honed his political teeth on HBO’s “Recount” and “Game Change” and provides the proper support for Ferrell/Galifianakis’s silly showdown as North Carolina congressional candidates. Ferrell’s helmet-haired Democratic incumbent Cam Brady, loosely based on John Edwards, peddles to the “America, Jesus and freedom” crowd as he takes on Galifianakis’s oddball Republican challenger, Marty Huggins (His pants! His sweaters! His run!). Both comics are at their recent best. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (PG-13) A brilliant blockbuster, TDKR cannot best its immediate predecessor; the three-quel lacks the Ledger zeitgeist and shockingly needs more Batman. Still, The Dark Knight Rises darkly

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comic-bookends the movie summer that blissfully began with Joss Whedon’s candy coated Avengers. I’m sad Nolan’s time in Gotham is over. DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS (PG) The formula still entertains but has grown increasingly worn in the third installation of the unlikely Wimpy Kid franchise, based on the bestselling books by Jeff Kinney. As the school year gives way to summer, Greg Heffley’s (Zachary Gordon) adventures are infinitely more appealing than the average, uninspired kiddie movie. DREDD (R) Dredd calls to mind the violent, satirical future of Robocop (minus the fun), the environmentdriven narrative of The Raid: Redemption and the best of John Carpenter’s tightly controlled thrillers Assault on Precinct 13 and Escape from New York (not to mention JC’s classic, minimalist themes from those great films). END OF WATCH (R) Writer-director David Ayer has had enough practice at the tough cop thriller; he wrote Training Day, Dark Blue and S.W.A.T. before directing Harsh Times (which he also wrote) and Street Kings. It was about time he got one perfect, and End of Watch may be as close as he ever gets. Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña vividly play Brian Taylor and Mike Zavala, two hotshot cops partnered on the violent streets of South Central Los Angeles. The partners’ genuine love for each other drives this film from open to close and makes the otherwise rote gangs and gunplay narrative so much more affecting. ESCAPE FIRE: THE FIGHT TO RESCUE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE (PG-13) This investigative documentary purports to uncover the American healthcare system’s true design. A Grand Jury Prize nominee for best documentary at Sundance, Escape Fire won the Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights at the Full Frame Documentary Festival and an Achievement Award from the Newport Film Festival. THE EXPENDABLES 2 (R) This sequel sharpens its blunt bludgeon of a predecessor by promoting Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis (who, let’s be honest, knows he does not belong in these movies) to slightly more than glorified cameos and adding Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme. The title is honest; the main team of Expendables—save Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham—is expendable, slowing the brisk flick whenever tasked with doing more than blowing the heads off a nameless opposing army. FINDING NEMO (G) 2003. I came late to the Finding Nemo party and have not taken to it like other Pixar greats. Maybe the addition of a third dimension will help. FRANKENWEENIE (PG) One of my favorite Tim Burton films is this early Disney short about young Victor’s experiment to reanimate his recently deceased pet dog. For the feature version, Burton’s going completely animated, via stop motion. The terrific voice cast includes Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Conchata Ferrell (you’d know her if you saw her), Robert Capron (Diary of a

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Wimpy Kid’s Rowley). I can’t think of an animated feature I’ve been this excited for in some time. • HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (PG) Unlike the superior Paranorman, which was a genuinely, safely frightening family horror flick, Hotel Transylvania is an amusing, run-of-the-mill animated family movie where the main characters are harmless monsters. To protect monsters and his daughter, Mavis, from their dreaded enemies, humans, Dracula (genially voiced by Adam Sandler) sets up a hotel in the safe confines of Transylvania. On the eve of Mavis’ 118th birthday, a human named Jonathan (v. Andy Samberg) discovers Drac’s hideaway. Thank goodness director Genndy Tartakovsky brings his visual creativity to this rather rote tale of prejudice and cross-cultural romance. HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET (PG-13) Another soporific, unscary PG-13 horror movie that will draw in the teens and tweenies, House at the End of the Street stars The Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence as Elissa, who moves to a new town with her divorced mom (Elisabeth Shue).

the conservative world of mid-century Hong Kong. (UGA Tate Theater) LAWLESS (R) Despite what works in John Hillcoat’s follow-up to The Road, the main characters of Lawless—a family of bootlegging brothers played by Tom Hardy, Shia LeBeouf and Jason Clarke—don’t quite welcome viewing visitors to Franklin County, VA. • LOOPER (R) Whoa! Ever since Brick, I have waited for Rian Johnson to make good on that coolly stylish teen-noir’s immense promise. Johnson might still have better films to come, but this tricksy, time travel, sci-fi noir ensures Brick’s promise has been fulfilled. In a future where time travel is an illegal reality, hitmen called loopers wait in the past for gangsters to send them their targets. Armed with a blunderbuss, Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) awaits his marks, knowing one day he will have to “close the loop,” meaning kill his older self. LOST BOYS OF PARADISE (NR) Athens native Phillip Blume presents his producing-directing debut, Lost Boys of Paradise. The documentary follows UGA alum and red-haired native Guatemalan Nathan Hardeman as he

I wanted to wear my bolo, but she threw it in the toilet. Soon Elissa is smitten with her cute new neighbor, Ryan (Max Theriot, a horror vet from My Soul to Take), the town bogeyman whose parents were murdered by his younger sister, Carrie Anne. THE HOUSE I LIVE IN (NR) Why We Fight’s Eugene Jarecki examines a more domestic American conflict, the War on Drugs. He takes us through the criminal justice system, examining everyone from the dealer to the narcotics officer to the inmate to the judge. An appearance by David Simon, who dramatized and criticized the war on drugs in the sublime five seasons of HBO’s “The Wire” does not hurt the film’s credibility. The House I Live In won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for top documentary and received the React to Film Social Issue Award from the Silverdocs Documentary Festival. ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (PG) Manny (v. Ray Romano), Diego (v. Denis Leary) and Sid (v. John Leguizamo) return in a fourth adventure, which is good news for the millions not waiting for this fatigued franchise to go extinct. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (PG) 2000. This 60’s era film centers on a Chinese man and woman, neighbors in an apartment building who each think their spouses are unfaithful. The two neighbors become business partners and friends, eventually building a relationship that cannot live freely in

helps several boys struggle to survive in one of the world’s most dangerous neighborhoods, “Paradise” in Guatemala City’s Zone 18. Ninety-five percent of the innumerable teenagers who enter gang life die by violence or drugs before the age of 23. Filmmaker Blume will attend these special screenings, whose proceeds will benefit Engadi Ministries. (Ciné) THE MASTER (R) Auteur Paul Thomas Anderson’s tremendous, flawless cinematic masterpieces can be pompous, emotionally distant and inscrutable to a fault. The Master proves no less perfectly composed and no less difficult to process. Volatile, World War II vet Freddie Quill (Joaquin Phoenix) is struggling to adjust to post-war life when he meets author Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the founder of a spiritual movement called The Cause. Despite Anderson’s basing Dodd on Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, don’t expect an evisceration of the controversial religion; you’ll leave disappointed. THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN (PG) From an odd, sweet place, Frank Zappa’s son Ahmet, comes The Odd Life of Timothy Green. The locale is familiar, though, to screenwriter-director Peter Hedges, who adapted his own novel What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? for director Lasse Hallstrom, who must have been busy

as this project seems tailor-made for his sentimental modern fairy tales. THE ORANGES (R) The Wallings and the Ostroffs have been friends for a while, but the return of the Ostroff’s prodigal daughter, Nina (Leighton Meester), after a five year absence and her subsequent affair with Walling patriarch, David (Hugh Laurie), really threatens the ties that bind. The cast— Laurie, Meester, Catherine Keener, Alison Janney, Alia Shawkat, Adam Brody and Oliver Platt—is stronger than helmer Julian Farino’s TV-heavy resume (which includes “Entourage” and “How to Make It in America”). THE PAPERBOY (R) Precious director Lee Daniels returns with an exploitation-y flick starring Matthew McConaughey (who’s already spent some NC-17 time this year in Killer Joe), Nicole Kidman, John Cusack and Zac Efron. Based on the novel by Pete Dexter, The Paperboy stars McConaughey as a reporter who returns to his hometown to exonerate death row inmate Hillary Van Wetter (Cusack) at the urging of Wetter’s epistolary girlfriend, Charlotte Bless (Kidman). PARANORMAN (PG) This marvelous, family horror flick is the writingdirecting debut of Corpse Bride/ Coraline storyboard artist Chris Butler, whose time apprenticing under Tim Burton and Henry Selick was wellspent. For my genre-tainted money, it bests Pixar’s Brave as the year’s best animated feature. PITCH PERFECT (PG-13) At its best, Pitch Perfect could be Bring It On for the college singing group set; at its worst, I’m assuming a “Glee”-less knockoff. Anna Kendrick is a college freshman who invigorates the campus girls’ singing group, The Bellas, and takes them up against the big boys. THE POSSESSION (PG-13) After an opening attack that is neither intriguing or chilling, The Possession settles into a suitable, if soporific groove. This Exorcist-wannabe, naturally based on a true story, benefits from Jeffrey Dean Morgan (looking particularly Javier Bardem-ish) as the basketball coach father of a young girl (played by Natalie Calis with more depth than the usual horror movie moppet in danger) that starts exhibiting strange behavior after picking up an antique box at a yard sale of the lady from the movie’s opening scene. POSTALES DE LENINGRADO (NR) 2007. The 2012 Latin American Film Festival, Latin American Women Behind the Camera, continues with Postales de Leningrado. Mariana Rondon directed this drama about guerrilla groups in 1960s Venezuela and the children that grew up amid the violence. Film Studies Ph.D. student Lorraine Anne Lynch is this week’s host. (Georgia Museum of Art) RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION (R) Fans will find it hard to believe the acting—mostly stiff, strange action poses filmed for minimal 3D effect—is worse than the original Resident Evil’s poor voice acting. Still, this fan of every canonical entry in Capcom’s flagship series would respect the movies much more were this relatively more faithful film the initial entry. ROBOT & FRANK (PG-13) I’m sold by the title and the logline. Aging jewel thief Frank (Frank Langella) and the robot butler (voiced by Peter

Sarsgaard) given to him by his son plot a heist. This sci-fi dramedy’s director Jake Schreier won Sundance’s Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Award for his feature debut. Maybe the film will end up playing a bit silly or sappy, but I’m willing to give this unique pic a shot. With James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon, Ana Gasteyer and Jeremy Sisto. (Ciné) SLEEPWALK WITH ME (NR) Standup comic Mike Birbiglia cowrote, codirected and starred in this comedy about life as a sleepwalking standup comic whose career and relationship are stuck in neutral. (Ciné) SPARKLE (PG-13) This good oldfashioned movie musical retells a very familiar tale (that’s honestly not too far removed from Dreamgirls) but does so with toe-tapping music and solid performances from “American Idol” champ Jordin Sparks and Derek Luke (among others). SPIRITED AWAY (PG) 2001. Spirited Away, Miyazaki’s Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature, constantly crops up in the blogged recommendations of any hip fan of mature cartoons. While moving to the suburbs with her family, 10-year-old Chihiro discovers a strange new world filled with gods and spirits where she must labor to find the means to return the original world. Winner of 35 awards from various worldwide sources. (Ciné) TAKEN 2 (PG-13) Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Miller, a retired CIA agent again called upon to ignite his impossibly impressive martial arts and strategic skills after his ex-wife is taken hostage by the father of a man Bryan killed while rescuing his daughter from the kidnapper’s prostitution ring in Paris a year earlier. TOTAL RECALL (PG-13) The new Total Recall won’t satisfy anyone. Fans of the original will wonder why anyone would choose to watch an ugly, uninspired action/sci-fi flick that’s one Dylan McDermott away from a Syfy special event; those unfortunates who have never seen the original will wonder why anyone would bother remaking it. TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE (PG-13) You’ll have no Trouble with the Curve so long as old man jokes, spryly delivered by a grouchier than usual Clint Eastwood, can keep you entertained for two hours. As aging baseball scout Gus Lobel, Eastwood seems to be workshopping a new stand-up routine. He constantly mutters one-liners to himself, be he alone or sharing a scene with one of the movie’s terrific supporting actors, including Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, or the gaggle of familiar old faces that play Gus’ scouting rivals. WHERE ON EARTH IS MY BIKE? (NR) Ever donated a bicycle and wondered what happened to that bike after you gave it away? This new documentary follows several donated bikes as far as Zambia and Namibia. The special screening is sponsored by the Georgia chapter of Bicycles for Humanity, who benefit from the evening’s proceeds. B4H’s cofounder Davis Harwell contributed to the musical score for parts of the documentary. The screening will be followed by a discussion of how to do local and global good. (Ciné) • WON’T BACK DOWN (PG) This dramatization inspired by actual events makes a fine companion piece to Waiting for “Superman,” and I cannot think of a more damning criticism. A free spirited young mother, Jamie Fitzpatrick (Maggie Gyllenhaal), sees her dyslexic daughter struggling in a failing classroom of a failing school and decides to take over the school. Unfortunately, with less blame on teachers and all of it on teachers’ unions; society again gets a pass. Drew Wheeler


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center on his slow rise through the ranks of the comedy club circuit, driving the back roads of the Northeast to perform 15-minute sets for little money in front of unappreciative audiences. In the meantime, his longtime romantic relationship with the girl of his dreams, Abby (Lauren Ambrose), is dissolving due to his inability to commit. There are also the bouts of sleepwalking he refuses to deal with, until an incident in a hotel room almost gets him killed, forcing him to face reality. Birbiglia suffers from a sleep disorder, and it’s mostly played for laughs in the movie, although it has an unfortunate heavyhanded symbolic resonance as well. The passive Pandamiglio is sleepwalking through his life, and the only way he can confront how he truly feels about Abby and his parents (Carol Kane and James Rebhorn) is when he gets personal in his comedy. It’s the only time he’s consciously awake. Birbiglia’s dry delivery and temperately jaundiced view of the world is nevertheless engaging and hilarious, though never plummeting into the depths of inventiveness like C.K. does. Birbiglia always keeps the shore in sight. One wishes he’d plunge a little deeper. Derek Hill

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What’s Your Kink?: Fall is upon us in all its splendor, which of course means it’s time to break out those restricting but exciting garments made from various shiny, nonporous materials. Sirens of Sin, a new arts collective dedicated to bringing Athens’ goth and fetish communities together for regular multimedia events, makes its debut with “The Insurrection Ball: A Cabaret Coup-de-Grace” at Go Bar on Saturday, Oct. 13. This looks to be a pre-Halloween celebration of fashion, electronic music, performance art and kink. I’ve tried to nail principal performer Preya down on what the onstage show will be like, but she just gave me a coy, adorable smile and said, “You’ll see.” Whatever is going to go down up there, it’s going to be interesting. DJ Incubus will spin for dancing, and there will be complimentary shots at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. There’s a $5 cover, and guests are asked to dress goth, fetish, kink, drag, sexy or at least formal—think on it as an evening at one of the racier clubs in SoHo and you’ll do all right.

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titled the series â&#x20AC;&#x153;2012: A Space Jam.â&#x20AC;? The first show happens Thursday, Oct. 4 and features Grape Soda, The Viking Progress and Brocoder, the last of which is described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a psychedelic jazz fusion collaboration between Kris Deason, Ryan Vogel and Eric Harris.â&#x20AC;? So, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that.

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Hello, people. Welcome to this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s batch of news. This is my favorite time of year in Athens. When the weather just starts getting just nippy at night, I always think about those scenes in Athens, GA: Inside/Out and get momentarily nostalgic. But nostalgia is a killer, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got plenty happening right now! Look below for the now soundâ&#x20AC;Ś

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Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?: Longtime Athens musician Adam Payne is Grape Soda hosting a songwriter series each Tuesday in October at Nowhere Bar. The free event is dubbed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tuesday Night Confessional with Adam Payne and Friends,â&#x20AC;? and each show runs from 9 p.m. to midnight. Payne and the other songwriters will play separate sets and then perform as a group. The series includes William Tonks, Scott Low and Jordan Armstrong on Oct. 2; Dave Griffin and Sean Clark, Oct. 9; Betsy Franck, Fester Haygood and DJ Triz, Oct. 16; Josh Perkins, Brad Downs and Kelly Fuller, Oct. 23; and Chris Moore, Ty Manning and Mark Cunningham on Oct. 30. Beats with Klay: Local producer and mad record enthusiast DJ Other Voices, Other Rooms released a new mixtape with local rap duo Redklay. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s titled The Fire Next Time, and its seven tracks feature samples from sources such as Kraftwerk, Millie Jackson, David Bowie, Panda Bear and Pink Floyd. Listen over at redklay.bandcamp.com. If you click the â&#x20AC;&#x153;infoâ&#x20AC;? tab next to each song, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get some good annotation regarding source material, etc. The raw material was recorded this past May, and Other Voices, Other Rooms mixed it this summer while simultaneously working on another new mixtape. You can download it all for free, or just play in the stream. Your choice. Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space: In even more Nuçiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space news, the UGA Music Business Program is throwing a series of benefit shows for and at the Space over the next few months. The students have

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especially those benefiting worthy causes. Non-traditional venuesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;churches, meeting halls, etc.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;are more than welcome to pitch me ideas! The only stuff Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not hype to cover are religious and political charities. Everything else with an Athens music connection is welcomed via threatsandpromises@ flagpole.com. If you miss the print deadline, you can always send stuff to music@flagpole. com; thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good chance we can get it covered online-style. This is a publication for the community, and even though I only write one column a week, I want everyone to feel welcome here. Of course, your stuff is still open to criticism, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m generally a big softy when it comes to benefits. So, you know, take the rough with the smooch. On Sale Now: Tickets are on sale now for the inaugural Athens Intensified. It runs Oct. 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;13 at the Caledonia Lounge and features more than 20 bands and performers, with Silver Apples headlining Friday, Oct. 12 and The Queers headlining Saturday, Oct. 13. Full festival passes are a mere $20, and tickets for the Friday and Saturday shows are $12 each. Yes, this is an event of my own creation. Sometimes my tasks overlap, and nobody is more embarrassed by this than I am. If I have to deal, so do you. Please see facebook. com/athensintensified for all other information and online ticket sales. Paper tickets are available at Wuxtry Records downtown. Gordon Lamb threatsandpromises@flagpole.com


A Serious Band

Mike White · deadlydesigns.com

Muuy Biien Will Not Be Stopped

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’ve never been thrown out of a place before last night,” says Josh Evans. “It was satisfying. It was great.” The Muuy Biien frontman sits, smoking, recounting the hazy memory of being tossed from an infamous Athens college bar. (The reason isn’t wholly important, though it reportedly involved a somewhat graphic maleon-male PDA performance.) Evans only recently turned 21—a few months ago, he wouldn’t have even been able to gain access to said bar—and he is fueled by a sort of restless energy that at once reveals his age and defies it. He is sharp, confident, aware of his surroundings. Muuy Biien rose to local prominence earlier this year via the Birdhouse Collection, a group of bands—including Pretty Bird, k i d s and OOO—that forwent typical public relations in favor of more aggressive methods (like chalkbombing the sidewalk outside the Flagpole office). Their bond was a tongue-in-cheek brand of self-realization, a punk affectation that was convincing in spite of itself. After OOO (pronounced “Three Circles”) broke up, Evans found himself unfulfilled. “I was getting really frustrated… not satisfied with the way things were going. And so I started recording these songs in my bedroom.” The result, Knife Fights (which sees vinyl release this Friday), was a Tascam miracle, a collection of ferocious lo-fi hardcore and one song—the decaying instrumental “Rotter”— that, at 3:41, was as long as the others combined. It was a curious thing: a punk EP that closed with a hypnotic, experimental tune. The dichotomy was deepened with the arrival of This Is What Your Mind Imagines, wherein Evans interlaced spurts of uncompromising hardcore courtesy of his newly assembled band—bassist Xander Witt, guitarists Robbie Rapp and Tobiah Black and drummer Jacob Lake—with the “Emesis” series, a shockingly cogent three-part ambient movement. The effect was two-pronged: Not only did it offset the chaos, but it also allowed said chaos to seep into the listener’s mind. “I look at it as, you hear these songs, and then the ambient songs are sort of something to give you time to think about what you just took in. It’s like a checkpoint,” Evans says. Whatever Muuy Biien is doing, it’s working. That Evans, with his angular physique and cloudy countenance, reveals himself as a thoughtful, lighthearted guy is less surprising than how his music has been received of late. Crowds grow exponentially each show; Evans expresses surprise that, not only do guys dig the aggressive tunes, but girls do, too.

It’s funny to think of a hardcore band having universal appeal. But there is something in the way Muuy Biien balances the aggro with the introspective that seems to speak to a wide swath. Evans compares the way the band operates to Bad Brains, which used its blunt impact to further a deeper message. “It is a pretty radical time right now, with politics, and religious shit, and women’s rights,” Evans says. “People are just pissed off, naturally, which is really cool.” But if it’s volume and speed that draws the audience in, it’s honesty that compels them to stay. Evans’ songs are confessionals, tales of a troubled childhood, of opportunities missed. “The only thing I’m good at writing about is, I guess, me,” he says. Evans admits that he dreams of achieving a certain level of musical stardom—one, he suggests, perhaps unavailable in Athens. (“That’s not a bad thing, as an artist, if you want to be heard, [if] you want people to like your stuff.”) Likewise, he rejects the notion that his group only exists in the moment, insisting that Muuy Biien is a “serious band.” Given its work ethic, it’s hard to argue otherwise. Not yet half a year old in its current incarnation, the group is working on its second album, D.Y.I. (or “Do Yourself In,” a nihilistic play on a barren mantra), which will showcase a dramatic shift in tone: Evans cites goth-rockers Bauhaus and Christian Death as inspirations, and says the record will even incorporate dance rhythms. As strange as that may sound, let’s remember that Muuy Biien has made its mark by combining disparate styles and ideas into one powerful sound. Perhaps the group’s ultimate appeal lies here, in its unapologetic belief in whatever it happens to be doing at the time. This punk attitude, Evans assures, will always be a part of Muuy Biien, even if it’s eventually only that—an attitude. As he yelps on Mind’s penultimate track: “Forward motion/ Will not be stopped.” Every band has to grow up sometime. “After a while, the baby is no longer cute,” Evans says. “You have to do something else.” Gabe Vodicka

WHO: Muuy Biien, TaterZandra, The Rodney Kings, Bad Girl WHERE: Caledonia Lounge WHEN: Friday, Oct. 5 HOW MUCH: $3 (21+), $5 (18+)

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Mac DeMarco’s Exuberant Explorations in Sound orget “Breaking Bad” for a moment: Never has cooking up a batch of methamphetamine sounded so tragically funny as on “Cooking Up Something Good,” the opening track from Mac DeMarco’s debut full-length 2. “Daddy’s in the basement/ Cookin’ up something fine/ While Rick’s out on the pavement/ Flippin’ it for dimes,” DeMarco croons casually over a funk-lite, chicka-chicka guitar rhythm. The infectious song rolls along for two-and-a-half minutes while the wobbly sound of a warped record provides a vaguely seasick backbone. First, yes, DeMarco’s first album is called 2. That’s how this jokester rolls. Deal with it. Second, and seriously, y’all: 2 is the real deal, an out-of-nowhere underground masterpiece. Listeners wise enough to catch onto the 22-year-old Canadian songwriter’s recently released Rock and Roll Nightclub EP were rewarded with a woozy batch of pomo-pop, a collection of soft-rock elevator jams that reveled in silly lyrical couplets and manipulated guitar sounds. 2 takes the concept to the next logical level, abandoning the Ariel Pink-circaDoldrums-inspired lo-fi fuzz in favor of Ariel Pink-circa-Before Today-inspired cleanness. Yes, Pink must inevitably be mentioned; the trash-pop prince of the 2000s laid the groundwork on which the young DeMarco and his contemporaries continue to build. But unlike other weirdo bedroom acolytes, DeMarco doesn’t ever allow himself to get stuck in a sonic or thematic k-hole. Though the heavy irony is obvious, the craftsman is obviously too enamored with his creations to let them slide into the abyss. “It’s kinda weird, people get turned off immediately, and they’re like, ‘Oh this is all ironic; whatever, they’re just making fun of [the music],’” DeMarco says. But there’s a layer of sadness beneath the sparkly veneer, a seedy underbelly that DeMarco approaches with an eerie detachment not dissimilar to David Lynch. Like Lynch’s work, 2 is full of vaguely unsettling references (the word “daddy” pops up way too much) and is often hilarious and terrifying at once. Much of 2’s dark, weird character comes from effects like the aforementioned warpedrecord wobble; DeMarco tremendously enjoys messing around in post-production.

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“It’d probably be different if I came from a band where we were doing recordings live,” he says. Instead, given the freedom that comes with being your own boss, DeMarco says he “sped [the tape] up a little bit, slowed [it] down. Some of the backing vocals are sped up or slowed down… I used a bunch of weird chords, too.” In many cases, he sang too high or low and then pitched his vocals up or down to match the key of a particular song, a tactic that gives those songs a druggy, disorienting air. Perhaps the greatest testament to DeMarco’s musical ability is that, on a pure sonic level, 2 is a blast. “Any kind of music can be fun, as long as it’s presented in the right way,” says DeMarco. His is proof positive; despite the curious lyrical themes, these tunes are ebullient odes to the power of pop. DeMarco’s live show, where he performs with a backing band and plays up a stoned lounge singer personality, has begun turning heads; Pitchfork reported on a recent Brooklyn show that featured DeMarco “slipping bits of chatter into the tunes, warning us a guitar solo was coming up, or hiccuping ‘Bring it back now’ before a chorus.” Still, “I don’t think we do anything particularly that crazy when we’re playing live,” he tells Flagpole. “A lot of bands today are kind of, ‘We’re gonna do the songs, and act like cool guys [and] look at our feet’—real serious onstage. It’s a show; it’s supposed to be fun. And if I’m not having fun, nobody else is probably gonna be having fun, either.” He admits, “Sometimes you go a little crazy, and weird shit happens. But for the most part, I just feel pretty comfortable up there, and I wanna have fun.” Gabe Vodicka

WHO: Mac DeMarco, The Barlettas, k i d s WHERE: Farm 255 WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 4 HOW MUCH: FREE!


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North Georgia Folk Festival â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a beautiful day,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Tommy Jordan, reminiscing on his involvement with the Athens Folk Music and Dance Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual North Georgia Folk Festival. Throughout its 28 years, the event has been fine-tuned to provide a perfect showcase of North Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s folk heritage. Jordan contributes banjo, guitar and vocals to local Americana and bluegrass band String Theory. He is also the secretary of the Folk Music and Dance Society, and for the past five years, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been the director of the festival. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was in the Athens Folk Music and Dance society for many years, and [was] a musician in the contra dances,â&#x20AC;? Jordan says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the chairman of the Folk Festival committee [position] came open, they asked me, and so I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sure, how hard could it be?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have always believed that folk music [is] a continuum,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My definition of it is not a limited definitionâ&#x20AC;Ś I mean, because I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see boundaries. I try not to, anyway.â&#x20AC;? The lineup for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival would seem to support Jordanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s idea. Along with Caroline Aiken, an Atlanta-based blues guitarist who has shared the stage with The Indigo Girls and Bonnie Raitt, the schedule features Cajun-traditionalist act Hair of the Dog, the powerful primitive hymns of Elder Kenneth Taylor, the Irish sounds of The Border Collies and the rootsy grooves of exciting local postfolk outfit The Corduroy Road, among others. The festival is not only an opportunity for people to be exposed to a wide variety of artâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a chance to learn. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival even includes a folk music workshop.

Caroline Aiken Having survived for more than 20 years, the festival needed little in the way of renovation. Still, Jordan sought to make every improvement he could. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We kind of looked at it and figured out what we liked and what we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like, and what could be improved and kind of revamped it a little bit,â&#x20AC;? he says. Jordan has grown the festival each year by including both traditional and modern folk music and art. This year the number of artists, vendors and demonstrators will increase from eight or 10 to 30.

North Georgia Folk Festival Music Schedule 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

The Bob Hay Band Borderhop Five Mary Lomax & Bonnie Loggins Elder Kenneth Taylor The Corduroy Road History of Georgia Music Workshop with The Georgia Crackers Caroline Aiken BlueBilly Grit The Border Collies The Georgia Crackers Hair of the Dog

The Georgia Crackers, winners of the 2012 Georgia String Band Contest, sustain the traditions of 1920s string bands with the ballads of artists such as Fiddlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; John Carson and The Skillet Lickers. They will share their knowledge of traditional music at 3:30 p.m. at the fire ring, with a discussion about early folk bands and the evolution of the music. The North Georgia Folk Festival also demonstrates the goals of the organization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The festival] does everything for our Folk Music and Dance Society,â&#x20AC;? Jordan says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It brings people together to volunteer; it brings people together to enjoy each other and enjoy the music. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a social occasion.â&#x20AC;? Jordan says the mission is simple. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we can kind of extend our love of folk music, in all its many variations, to peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; get â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em involved in the dances, get â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em involved in the musicâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;then thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good for me.â&#x20AC;?

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the calendar! WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Deadline for getting listed in the Calendar is every FRIDAY at 5 p.m. for the issue that comes out the following Wednesday. Email calendar@flagpole.com.

Tuesday 2 EVENTS: Elberton County Fair (Elberton) One of the biggest fairs in Northeast Georgia returns with carnival food and games, performances, a petting zoo, contests, rides and pageants! Opens at 5 p.m. on weekdays, noon on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. $5 (under 2, FREE!), www.elbertonfair.com EVENTS: West Broad Market Garden Produce Stand (West Broad Market Garden, 1573 W. Broad St.) Seasonal and naturally grown produce. Cash paying neighbors of the West Broad Garden get a 30% discount on produce. Tuesdays, 5–8 p.m. & Saturdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. FILM: 50/50 (Miller Learning Center) (Room 248) A comedy about a 27-year-old who learns of his cancer diagnosis and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. A presentation on cancer and Relay for Life will begin the program. Donations accepted. 7–9 p.m. FREE! stephaniepham28@gmail.com GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your beer and compete! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:309:30 p.m. 706-354-1515 GAMES: Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Every Tuesday. 9–11 p.m. 706353-0305 GAMES: Trivia (Chango’s Asian Kitchen) Learn facts, eat noodles. Every Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706546-0015 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! www.locosgrill.com PERFORMANCE: UGA Faculty Recital (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Viola professor Maggie Snyder presents a recital. 8 p.m. FREE! www. music.uga.edu

Wednesday 3 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Meet docents in the lobby for a tour of highlights from the museum’s collection. 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org ART: Art Lecture (Georgia Museum of Art) James Flannery, a scholar, stage director and singer, will explore the complex varieties of Irishness in the South. Held in conjunction with the exhibition “Belleek Porcelain from the Collection of Linda N. Beard.” A reception will follow. 5:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! www. georgiamuseum.com ART: Juried Exhibition Opening (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) Reception for the finalists of Heirloom’s first juried exhibition.

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The finalists and first place winner will be chosen by Jeffery Whittle, gallery director at LDSOA. 5 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7901 CLASSES: Life Drawing Open Studio (Lamar Dodd School of Art) (Room S370) Practice drawing or painting the human figure from life. No instruction provided. Ages 18 & up. 5:45–8:45 p.m. $7. cementflounder@gmail.com EVENTS: Open Mic Night (Ten Pins Tavern) Hip-hop, spoken word, rock, singer-songwriters, DJs, jugglers, bellydancers, comedy, poetry, ballet—if you can do it, we want to see it! Hosted by Amy Neese. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-8090 EVENTS: Community HU Song (Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 2950 Atlanta Hwy.) (Meeting Room) People of all faiths are invited to sing together with the Eckankar community. 7–7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-310-9499, www.eckankar-ga.org EVENTS: Word of Mouth Open Poetry Reading (The Globe) Sign up, mouth off, pay attention. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721, www.athenswordofmouth.com EVENTS: Elberton County Fair (Elberton) One of the biggest fairs in Northeast Georgia returns with carnival food and games, performances, a petting zoo, contests, rides and pageants! Opens at 5 p.m. on weekdays, noon on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. $5 (under 2, FREE!), www.elbertonfair.com EVENTS: Farmers Market (790 Gaines School Rd.) Fresh produce, eggs, grass-fed beef, honey, homemade cakes and breads, cut flowers, herbs, jams and relishes. Every Wednesday and Friday. 4–7 p.m. 706-254-2248 EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (City Hall/ College Avenue) 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. athensfarmersmarket.net GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) 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: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie) (Five Points location) Open your piehole for a chance to win! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706850-7424

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GAMES: Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. www.choochoorestaurants.com KIDSTUFF: Barnes & Noble Storytime (Barnes & Noble) Storytime for all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe. 11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195 KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months to 5 years. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 PERFORMANCE: UGA Wind Symphony (Hugh Hodgson Hall) A concert from one the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s large performing ensembles. 8 p.m. FREE! www. music.uga.edu PERFORMANCE: 2nd Annual Benefit for BreastFest Athens (The Melting Point) Celebrate women’s health, power and creativity with performances by the teachers and students of Athens Vertical Pole Dance Academy. Women only. 6:30–9 p.m. www.avpda.com PERFORMANCE: Georgia Woodwind Quintet (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Chamber music for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. 6 p.m. FREE! www.music. uga.edu

Thursday 4 CLASSES: Fall Wildflowers Course (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) An introduction to the basic botanical terminology. 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $50. www.botgarden.uga.edu EVENTS: Elberton County Fair (Elberton) One of the biggest fairs in Northeast Georgia returns with carnival food and games, performances, a petting zoo, contests, rides and pageants! Opens at 5 p.m. on weekdays, noon on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. $5 (under 2, FREE!), www.elbertonfair.com EVENTS: Pumpkinfest 2012 (Aromas) A fall beer celebration featuring Southern Tier Pumking, Dogfish Head Punkin, South Hampton Pumpkin, Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela and more. All day. 706208-0059 EVENTS: Reiki Circle (Healing Arts Centre) A Japanese hands-on technique for relaxation and healing. Every Thursday. 7–8 p.m. Donations accepted. 706-338-6843 FILM: Latin American Film Series (Georgia Museum of Art) This year’s theme is “Latin American Women Behind the Camera.” Postales de Leningrado shows a mother’s fight to survive during Venezuela’s armed revolutionary struggle of the 1960s from the perspective of her young daughter. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

The Kopelman Quartet plays the UGA Hodgson Concert Hall on Sunday, Oct. 7. FILM: 9th Annual Dixie Film Festival (The Morton Theatre) International film festival showcasing films from all over the world, including “Mason-Dixon” screenings featuring Georgia filmmakers and local talent. Oct. 4, 12 p.m.–12 a.m, & Oct. 5, 1 p.m.–12 a.m. $10–35. www.mortontheatre.com GAMES: Trivia (The Volstead) Every Thursday! 7:30-9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-5300 GAMES: Trivia (El Azteca) Every Thursday. Check the restaurant’s Facebook page for weekly updated categories. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www. tinyurl.com/d5dp2qq 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 KIDSTUFF: Library Crew (Oconee County Library) The library is seeking volunteers ages 9-12 to assist with craft projects, help take care of the library and have a good time! Call to register. 4–5 p.m. FREE! 706769-3950 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: Community Snapshot: “Abandoned Rural Georgia” (Lyndon House Arts Center) Painter Pete Muzyka will talk about the unexpected beauty found in the buildings and landscapes of rural Georgia. 7 p.m. FREE! www. boomersinathens.org LECTURES AND LIT: “Peering into the Musical Brain” (UGA Edge Recital Hall) This presentation will include numerous colored brain images of PET and fMRI scans, as well as musical examples. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu LECTURES AND LIT: Poetry Book Signing (Avid Bookshop) Dan Rosenberg and A. E. Watkins sign copies of their new poetry books. 6:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com LECTURES AND LIT: Kongjian Yu Lecture & Reception (UGA Special Collections Library Building) (Room 271) World-renown landscape architect Yu speaks on land-

scape architecture firms in China. 6 p.m. FREE! 706-542-1816 LECTURES AND LIT: A Bird’s Eye View of Climate Change (Sandy Creek Nature Center) (ENSAT Building) A meeting of the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society, featuring UGA wildlife ecologist Robert Cooper presenting a lecture about the effects of climate change on forest ecosystems and songbirds in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Potluck before the meeting at 6 p.m. 7 p.m. FREE! www.oconeeriversaudubon.org LECTURES AND LIT: “Wild Things vs. Sleep Nazis: How Children’s Bedtime Became a Problem” (Miller Learning Center) Benjamin Reiss specializes in 19thcentury American literature and culture, with interests in the history of medicine, race and popular culture. 4 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

Friday 5 ART: Art Reception ( Wild Child ARTS and Quilt Shop, Watkinsville) For “Standing on the Shoulders of…” 5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! ART: Space Camp Art Exhibition (Lamar Dodd School of Art) An exhibition of installation artworks and sculptures that explore notions of context and architectural intervention. Works by 15 artists. 7 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu ART: Opening Reception (OCAF) For Kathy Prescott’s “Transfer Collages.” 6–8 p.m. FREE! www. ocaf.com ART: Opening Reception (ARTini’s Open Art Studio, Gallery & Lounge) For “Through an Open Window 2012: Looking at Art Influenced by Domestic Violence,” which includes nearly 100 paintings expressing particpants’ views of domestic violence. 5:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-8530 ART: Opening Reception (Farmington Depot Gallery) For “Bucolanalia,” paintings and drawings by Matt Alston. 5–9 p.m. FREE! www.farmingtondepotgallery.com EVENTS: Open Mic Night (Kumquat Mae Bakery Café) Share and listen to music, poetry and reading. 6–9 p.m. FREE! 706-769-1105

EVENTS: Haunted History Tour (Eagle Tavern, Watkinsville) Join Melissa for an evening stroll through the shadows of Watkinsville as she tells tales of hauntings, local legends and history. Email for reservations. 8 p.m. $7–12. mpiche@northgeorgiatours.net, www.northgeorgiatours. net/ghost-walks EVENTS: Zombie Farms (4965 Lexington Rd.) Witness the dawn of an era in which humans are at ease among zombies by walking the haunted Zombie Trail. 8 p.m.–12 a.m. $15. www.zombiefarms.com EVENTS: Pre-Festival Contra Dance (Lay Park) The North Georgia Folk Festival hosts a contra dance the night before the festival featuring live folk music. No experience or partner necessary. 7:30–10:30 p.m. FREE! (ages 18 & under), $7. www.athensfolk.org EVENTS: Kindred Spirits (ATHICA) Citizen Advocacy Athens-Clarke presents an evening of desserts, wine, music and celebration. Bourbon bar, art for auction and a raffle. 7–10 p.m. $10 (requested donation). caathens@gmail.com EVENTS: Power Partners Manufacturing Open House and Plant Tour (200 Newton Bridge Rd.) In observation of National Manufacturing Day, Power Partners hosts an open house with interactive activities, demonstrations and a plant tour. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www.mfgday.com/event/44/ power-partners-inc-facility-tourpresentation EVENTS: Elberton County Fair (Elberton) One of the biggest fairs in Northeast Georgia returns with carnival food and games, performances, a petting zoo, contests, rides and pageants! Opens at 5 p.m. on weekdays, noon on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. $5 (under 2, FREE!), www.elbertonfair.com EVENTS: Farmers Market (790 Gaines School Rd.) Fresh produce, eggs, grass-fed beef, honey, homemade cakes and breads, cut flowers, herbs, jams and relishes. Every Wednesday and Friday. 4–7 p.m. 706-254-2248 EVENTS: Pumpkinfest 2012 (Aromas) A fall beer celebration featuring Southern Tier Pumking, Dogfish Head Punkin, South


Hampton Pumpkin, Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela and more. All day. 706208-0059 FILM: Where on Earth Is My Bike? (CinĂŠ) Join Bicycles for Humanity-Georgia for a film about the journey of recycled bikes to their new homes in Namibia, the stories of the lives that the bikes have changed and to discuss doing local and global good together. 7 p.m. $5. www.athenscine.com FILM: 9th Annual Dixie Film Festival (The Morton Theatre) International film festival showcasing films from all over the world, including Mason-Dixon screenings featuring Georgia filmmakers and local talent. Oct. 4, 12 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 a.m, & Oct. 5, 1 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 a.m. $10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;35. www.mortontheatre.com KIDSTUFF: Sweet Pea Club Story Hour (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Children ages 3-5 (and a parent helper) will be introduced to the natural world via storytelling, outdoor activity and related crafts. 9:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10:30 a.m. $12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. www. botgarden.uga.edu KIDSTUFF: Fantastic Fridays (Bishop Park) Obstacle courses and other activities in an unstructured environment. For ages 10 months to 4 years and their guardians. 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. 706-613-3589 OUTDOORS: Moonlight Paddle and Cookout (Sandy Creek Park) Paddle canoes on Lake Chapman at night guided by a full moon and enjoy a delicious cookout. Beginners and experienced paddlers welcome. 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30. www.recsports.uga.edu/out_gorp_trips.php OUTDOORS: Friday Night Paddles (Sandy Creek Park) Every other Friday night through summer. For ages 12 & up. Call to pre-register. 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 p.m. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12/family. 706-6133631, www.athensclarkecounty.com/ sandycreekpark PERFORMANCE: Guest Recital (UGA Edge Recital Hall) Peter Wood, professor of trumpet at Southern Alabama University gives a recital. 11:15 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12:45 p.m. FREE! www. music.uga.edu THEATRE: See How They Run (Town and Gown Players) Set in the village of Merton-cum-Middlewick in 1940s England, the village inhabitants are preparing themselves for the imminent threat of Nazi invasion. Hilarious confusion and mayhem result. Oct. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 & 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;13 , 8 p.m. Oct. 7 & 14, 2 p.m. $8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. www. townandgownplayers.org

Saturday 6 ART: 2nd Annual Pulaski Street Art Crawl (Athens, Ga) Pulaski Street art studios and businesses are opening their venues to the public to showcase Athens artwork. Features live local music from Hart Sawyer & The Love Project and Hawkproof Rooster, theatrical performances and catering from The National, The Grit and Pulaski Heights BBQ. Start at Pints and Paints and end up downtown at ARTiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Lounge for art and an after party. 5-9 p.m. FREE! www. facebook.com/AthensArtCrawls CLASSES: Free Painting Demo (The Loft Art Supplies) Acrylic painting demo with artist Phil Garrett. 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. FREE! www.loftartsupply. com EVENTS: Zoo Day 2012 (Memorial Park) A day full of wild animal encounters, presentations by local wildlife experts, feeding demons, music from Rainmen and more. 11 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. $2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3. 706-613-3616, www.athensclarkecounty.com/ bearhollow

EVENTS: Dinner in White (Lifespan Montessori School) Family-friendly evening outdoors with live music, wine and cheese. Participants are encouraged to wear all white and bring their own picnic dinner. Proceeds benefit Lifespan Montessoriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tuition Assistance Program. 5 p.m. $15/family. 706614-9134, lifespanmontessori@ gmail.com EVENTS: 28th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival (Sandy Creek Park) Featuring live folk music, a market of handmade crafts, craft demonstrations, music workshops, kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; games and food. Feel free to bring chairs, blankets and instruments. Live music from The Bob Hay Band, Borderhop Five, The Corduroy Road, Caroline Aiken, Mary Lomax and Bonnie Loggins, Elder Kenneth Taylor Gospel Singers, BlueBilly Grit, The Border Collies, The Georgia Crackers and Hair of the Dog. See story on p. 17. 11 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. FREE! (ages 12 & under), $9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;14. www.athensfolk.org EVENTS: Elberton County Fair (Elberton) One of the biggest fairs in Northeast Georgia returns with carnival food and games, performances, a petting zoo, contests, rides and pageants! Opens at 5 p.m. on weekdays, noon on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. $5 (under 2, FREE!), www.elbertonfair.com EVENTS: Pet Care Clinic (Pet Supplies Plus) The Athens Area Humane Society hosts a monthly pet care clinic where pets can receive low-cost services such as a rabies vaccination, flea treatment, microchip identification and more. 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. www.athenshumanesociety.org EVENTS: Pumpkinfest 2012 (Aromas) A fall beer celebration featuring Southern Tier Pumking, Dogfish Head Punkin, South Hampton Pumpkin, Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela and more. All day. 706208-0059 EVENTS: Third Annual Hop Harvest Festival (Terrapin Beer Co.) Harvest the hop garden and taste 16 new brews made with mystery hops. The festival also features live music by The Welfare Liners and BorderHop Five, catering and educational guest speakers. 4:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $20. www.terrapinbeer.com EVENTS: 2nd Annual Apple Festival (Arrow) Live music, craft making, an apple pie contest, a raffle and other fun surprises. North Georgia apples from a low-spray orchard in Ellijay are available for pre-order. Proceeds benefit Arrow. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. ourarrow@gmail. com, www.ourarrow.com EVENTS: Oconee Farmers Market (Oconee County Courthouse) Fresh produce, meats and other farm products. Every Saturday. 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. www.oconeecountyobservations. blogspot.com EVENTS: Native Plant Sale and Family Event (State Botanical Garden) A tour of the new Center for Native Plant Studies, greenhouses and outdoor growing area and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities. Plants raised from seed at the center will be for sale. 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. www.botgarden.uga.edu EVENTS: Haunted History Tour (Eagle Tavern, Watkinsville) Join Melissa for an evening stroll through the shadows of Watkinsville as she tells tales of hauntings, local legends and history. Email for reservations. 8 p.m. $7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. mpiche@northgeorgiatours.net, www.northgeorgiatours. net/ghost-walks EVENTS: 6th Annual Pedal for Paws (Jittery Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Roaster) A benefit ride to support Athens Canine Rescue. Starts at Jittery Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Coffee Roaster and travels along the historic Watson Mill Bridge Loop with a 38-mile option and a 60-mile option. 9 a.m. $25â&#x20AC;&#x201C;35. www.active. com EVENTS: West Broad Market Garden Produce Stand (West Broad Market Garden, 1573 W. Broad St.) Seasonal and naturally grown produce. Cash paying neighbors of the West Broad Garden get a 30% discount on produce. Tuesdays, 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. & Saturdays, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. EVENTS: Zombie Farms (4965 Lexington Rd.) Witness the dawn of a new era in which humans can be at ease among domesticated zombies by walking the haunted Zombie Trail. 8 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 a.m. $15. www.zombiefarms.com EVENTS: Athens Heritage Walk (Athens, Ga) Pratt Cassity leads a historical walking tour of the Boulevard Historic District. Make reservations online. 10 a.m. $12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. www.athensclarkeheritagefoundation.bigcartel.com 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. This week: squash car races! Cooking demonstration with Lisa Slater. 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. FREE! www. athensfarmersmarket.net KIDSTUFF: Barnes & Noble Storytime (Barnes & Noble) Storytime for all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe. 11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195 KIDSTUFF: Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (East Athens Community Park) SORBA Athens volunteers will lead parents and children around a .9 mile beginner loop and celebrate Clarke Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first mountain bike trail. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. FREE! www.sorbaathens.org KIDSTUFF: Story Time (Avid Bookshop) Come listen to childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stories read aloud. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. & Saturdays, 1 p.m. FREE! 706352-2060 LECTURES AND LIT: Banned Books Bash (Avid Bookshop) Hope Hilton, Alan Flurry, Pete McCommons, Rebecca McCarthy, Jordan Rothacker and Donna Huber share excerpts of their favorite banned books. Held in celebration of Banned Books Week 2012. Light refreshments included. 4 p.m. FREE! 706-352-2060 OUTDOORS: Naturalist Walk (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Join the SCNC staff for a walk around the property. Bring a camera or binoculars. All ages. Call to register. 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615 THEATRE: See How They Run (Town and Gown Players) Set in the village of Merton-cum-Middlewick in 1940s England, the village inhabitants are preparing themselves for the imminent threat of Nazi invasion. Hilarious confusion and mayhem result. Oct. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 & 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;13 , 8 p.m. Oct. 7 & 14, 2 p.m. $8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. www. townandgownplayers.org

Sunday 7 ART: Gallery Talk (Georgia Museum of Art) Join collectors David and Nan Skier for a discussion of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collectionâ&#x20AC;? to learn more about eye miniatures. 1 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org CLASSES: Ballroom Dance Club (UGA Memorial Hall) Ballroom Dance lessons every Sunday! Nonstudents welcome. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m., FREE! (beginner). 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., $3 (advanced). ugadance.com/imnew

EVENTS: Elberton County Fair (Elberton) One of the biggest fairs in Northeast Georgia returns with carnival food and games, performances, a petting zoo, contests, rides and pageants! Opens at 5 p.m. on weekdays, noon on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. $5 (under 2, FREE!), www.elbertonfair.com EVENTS: Bake Sale (Oconee County Library) Home-baked goods for sale! Proceeds benefit young adult programming at the library. 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. 706-769-3950 EVENTS: The Eclectic Bazaar (Vicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vintage lot) Outdoor market featuring vintage, antiques, art, fashion, handmade items, jewelry, musical instruments and equipment, books, records and more. Every Sunday. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. athenseclecticbazaar@gmail.com, www. facebook.com/eclecticbazaar EVENTS: Athens Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roots Revisited (The Melting Point) Reflections on the Athens music scene of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s, featuring a meet and greet, a discussion panel of local musicians, jam sessions and performances from the Athens Voices of Truth Community Choir and Dodd Ferrelle Band. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. FREE! (tickets required) www.boomersinathens.org EVENTS: Community Dance Day (UGA New Dance Theatre) UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department of dance presents an afternoon of events to share the joy of dance with the Athens community. Ballroom dancing and kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; creative movement classes at 1:15 p.m., reception at 2:15 p.m. and a performance at 3 p.m. 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. FREE! www.communitydanceday. weebly.com/ EVENTS: Soupfest 2012 (The Melting Point) A city-wide soup cook-off to raise money for the United Way and Project Safe. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m., enjoy live music from Dave Howard as you taste freshly prepared soups from some of Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; premier restaurants and local chefs. Purchase tickets to taste the soups, and vote for the grand champion! 11 a.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com EVENTS: Athens Heritage Walk (Athens, Ga) Janine Duncan leads a historical walking tour of the UGA South Campus. Make reservations online. 2 p.m. $12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. www. athensclarkeheritagefoundation. bigcartel.com GAMES: Trivia (Buffaloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Southwest CafĂŠ) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brewerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inquisition,â&#x20AC;? trivia hosted by Chris Brewer every Sunday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-3546655, www.buffaloscafe.com/athens GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Amici) Every Sunday. First place receives $50 and second place receives $25. 9 p.m. www.amici-cafe.com GAMES: Trivia (The Capital Room) Every Sunday! Hosted by Evan Delany. First place wins $50 and second place wins $25. 8 p.m. FREE! www.thecapitalroom.com GAMES: Trivia Sundays (Blind Pig Tavern) At the West Broad location. 6 p.m. 706-208-7979 KIDSTUFF: Snoozapalooza (Avid Bookshop) Fun kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; activities, giveaways, reading time, story time and more! Wear your PJs (optional), bring a sleeping bag, a pillow and your favorite stuffed animal. 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com PERFORMANCE: Kopelman String Quartet (Hugh Hodgson Hall) One of the major string quartets of the world, the Kopelman Stirng Quartet was founded a decade ago by graduates of the Moscow Conservatoire. The quartet performs the Payne Memorial Concert in a classical Russian style. 3 p.m. www.willson. uga.edu

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Monday 8 GAMES: Trivia (Highwire Lounge) Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; toughest trivia. $100 grand prize every week! All ages. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8997 GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Rock and Roll Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Get a team together! Hosted by Jonathan Thompson. 9 p.m. FREE! www.myspace.com/littlekingsshuffleclub KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (ACC Library) Nurture language skills. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Snuggle in your jammies and listen to stories. Every Monday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 PERFORMANCE: Recital (UGA Edge Recital Hall) Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s candidate Dennis Baraw will give a double bass recital. 3:35 p.m. FREE! www. music.uga.edu

Tuesday 9 ART: Visiting Artist Lecture (Lamar Dodd School of Art) (Room S151) Michael Arcega speaks. 5:30 p.m. FREE! artinfo@uga.edu CLASSES: Keyboard and Mouse Basics (Oconee County Library) This tutorial is designed to help people who have never used a computer before. Call to register. 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 a.m. or 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 CLASSES: Winter Gardening Workshop (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Learn to build a mini greenhouse. 4 p.m. $50. www.botgarden.uga.edu CLASSES: Beginner Excel Class (Oconee County Library) Learn the basics of Excel. Registration required. 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2:30 p.m. FREE! 706769-3950 EVENTS: ACHF Athenaeum Club (189 Fortson Circle) Take a closer look at a mid-century marvel on Fortson Circle, a high-style ranch house built for the Bloomberg/Loes family. Email to RSVP. 5:30-7 p.m. athenaeumclub@gmail.com EVENTS: Evening in the Garden (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Join horticulturist Dr. Allan Armitage for a tour around the garden, live music from JazzChronic, hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ouevres and wine. 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30 p.m. $5. www.botgarden.uga.edu EVENTS: PTO Forum (Clarke Central High School, Mell Auditorium) A town hall formatted discussion on the Charter School Amendment. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-357-5200 EVENTS: West Broad Market Garden Produce Stand (1573 W. Broad St.) Seasonal and naturally grown produce. Tuesdays, 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. & Saturdays, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your beer and compete! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:309:30 p.m. 706-354-1515 GAMES: Trivia (Changoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Asian Kitchen) Learn facts, eat noodles. Every Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706546-0015

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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! www.locosgrill.com GAMES: Trivia (Fuzzyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taco Shop) Every Tuesday. 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 p.m. 706353-0305 KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months to 5 years. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 MEETINGS: Athens Fibercraft Guild (Lyndon House Arts Center) This month: Dave Cain demonstrates how chain mail is made and used in jewelry. 12:30 p.m. FREE! 706543-4319 PERFORMANCE: Student Recital (UGA Edge Recital Hall) Voice recital by undergraduate Olivia Greene. 5 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu PERFORMANCE: Faculty Recital (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Connie Frigo will perform a classical repertoire for saxophone. 8 p.m. $5-10. www.pac.uga.edu THEATRE: Three Sisters (UGA Fine Arts Building) (Cellar Theatre) A haunting, delicate play by Anton Chekhov renowned for its tenderly constructed characters and sparse, elegant language. Oct. 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;14, 8 p.m. & Oct. 14, 2:30 p.m. $7 (students), $12. 706-542-4400

Wednesday 10 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Meet docents in the lobby for a tour of highlights from the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection. 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org CLASSES: Life Drawing Open Studio (Lamar Dodd School of Art) (Room S370) Practice drawing or painting the human figure. No instruction provided. 5:45â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:45 p.m. $7. cementflounder@gmail.com

CLASSES: Intermediate Excel Class (Oconee County Library) Learn to use Excel more effectively. Registration required. Oct. 10, 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5:30 p.m. or Oct. 15, 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 CLASSES: Easy Bag Sewing Class (Sewcial Studio) Press, trim and sew an easy bag in two hours. Register. 10:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12:30 p.m. or 1:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3:30 p.m. 706-247-6143, www.headyfiberarts.com EVENTS: Open Mic Night (Ten Pins Tavern) If you can do it, we want to see it! Hosted by Amy Neese. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-8090 EVENTS: Farmers Market (790 Gaines School Rd.) Fresh produce, eggs, grass-fed beef, honey, homemade cakes and breads, cut flowers, herbs, jams and relishes. Every Wednesday and Friday. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. 706-254-2248 EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (City Hall/ College Avenue) An afternoon market featuring local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music at every market. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net EVENTS: Greek Grind 2012 (Live Streaming) (Manor) Sigma Delta Tauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greek Grind, a sorority-wide dance competition, is the largest UGA Greek philanthropy event. Proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse America. The sold-out Classic Center event will be streamed live. 8 p.m. $5. www.manorathens.com 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: Sports Trivia (Beef â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia

chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Trivia (Willyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920 GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie) (Five Points location) Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7424 GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. www.choochoorestaurants.com KIDSTUFF: Barnes & Noble Storytime (Barnes & Noble) Storytime for all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe. 11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195 KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months to 5 years. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 THEATRE: Three Sisters (UGA Fine Arts Building) (Cellar Theatre) A haunting, delicate play by Anton Chekhov renowned for its tenderly constructed characters and sparse, elegant language. Oct. 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;14, 8 p.m. & Oct. 14, 2:30 p.m. $7 (students), $12. 706-542-4400

LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 2 Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www. caledonialounge.com INCENDIARIES Ladies of pedigree enforcing angular sensibilities. ACORN BCORN A rock and roll sister duo from Tucson. KILL KILL BUFFALO Grungy, hardrock duo based in Athens. Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $22. www.georgiatheatre.com LEON RUSSELL Legendary countryrock songwriter and session player. JAMIE MCLEAN BAND NYC-based rock outfit fronted by sought-after studio guitarist Jamie McLean.

Friday, October 5

Andrew Bird, Here We Go Magic Georgia Theatre Recently, rolling across eastern Ohio in their trusty tour van, the members of Brooklyn-based psych-pop/folk band Here We Go Magic picked up some unexpected cargo: John Waters, the Here We Go Magic famously peculiar writerdirector (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos) and, evidently, an avid hitchhiker. Huh? Tweeted the band of the truly strange story that made the web rounds in a ferocious hurry: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A bit of an odd day todayâ&#x20AC;Ś But not all that much more odd than many days, really.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably true when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spent the kind of time on the road HWGM has since its formation in 2008. In a way, the weird Waters tale is no more bizarre than the time the band played a sparsely populated set at 2010â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Glastonbury Festival, only to find that among the scattered crowd on the near hillside stood Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and his esteemed producer Nigel Godrichâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;both of whom now list Here We Go Magic as a current favorite. Seems the band has a knack for running itself right into one hell of a story. Maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experiences like these, or the impressive list of bands with which HWGM has toured thus far (Grizzly Bear, White Rabbits, The Walkmen, Broken Social Scene), or the simple fact that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the fourth time around, but the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest album, A Different Ship (produced, in fact, by Nigel Godrich), is a clear progression both sonically and substantively. As HWGMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most cohesive and comprehensive release to date, A Different Ship has the potential to keep the band in the spotlight for a while to come. The group is currently touring with lauded songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even possible, maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll top those recent head-scratching memories with a few more. [Alec Wooden]

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“Get Up Get Down.” On the rooftop! 11 p.m. $2. www.georgiatheatre.com THICK PAINT Graham Ulicny (Reptar) experiments with loops, lights and his voice in this dancey, ambientpsych solo project. CASUAL CURIOUS Jazz-inflected experimental dance-pop from Greensboro, NC. The Globe 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721 OPEN MIC NIGHT Open mic for acoustic musicians. Sign-up starts at 8 p.m. Please direct questions to theglobeopenmic@gmail.com. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 MAIL THE HORSE Brooklyn-based rock and roll band with a soulful swagger. 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! Manor 9 p.m. FREE! www.manorathens.com LIVE BAND KARAOKE Live karaoke band covers all your favorite hits, while you sing along. Every Tuesday! The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday Series. 7 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens.com NICKI BLUHM & THE GRAMBLERS Soul-tinged country rocker whose band features members of ALO, The Mother Hips and Jackie Greene. SEAN ROWE Alternative folk singersongwriter from New York state. Mirko Pasta 6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-5641 (Gaines School Rd. location) LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT Local singer-songwriter performs solo folk and country. Currently working on his debut album! New Earth Music Hall 8 p.m. $8. www.newearthmusichall. com THE POLISH AMBASSADOR Oakland-based electro-funk-glitch performer. D.V.S. Brooklyn’s Derek VanScoten plays bass-heavy electro. ELFKOWITZ Ian Lefkowitz sports a remix-heavy catalog. Nowhere Bar Tuesday Night Confessional. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 ADAM PAYNE Payne writes songs with a lot of heart, the kind that can make you tear up or laugh out loud. WILLIAM TONKS Local bluegrass guitarist. SCOTT LOW Local indie-folkster/ Efren frontman plays a solo set. JORDAN ARMSTRONG Asher Armstrong frontman plays a solo set. The Volstead 9 p.m.–1:30 a.m. 706-354-5300 KARAOKE Every Tuesday! WUOG Live in the Lobby! 8 p.m. FREE! www. wuog.org DANA SWIMMER A montage of garage rock with sweet, soulful undertones.

Wednesday 3 Boar’s Head Lounge 11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent. Every Wednesday!

Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www. caledonialounge.com CLEAN BREAK Lo-fi indie-rock trio based here in Athens. SUN BROTHER Post-rock band from South Carolina. STRANGE TORPEDO Bouncy, angular alternative meets post-punk driven by melodic bass lines. THE L5S Members of Boomfox and Clean Break playing radio-friendly alternative rock. College Square Blue Sky Concert Series. 12 p.m. FREE! www.downtownathensga.com SANS ABRI Musical performers are local and often include the youth of the Athens area. Every Wednesday in October! Farm 255 8–10 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com DIAL INDICATORS Local act featuring Jeremiah Roberts on guitar and George Davidson on tenor saxophone playing cool jazz. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com THE WAILERS One of multiple “Wailers” incarnations currently claiming to be the most original. On the Rooftop! 11 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com LASSINE KOUYATE Adam Klein presents a new twist on the traditional West African music he recorded in Mali. DJ MILIKI BEAT Solo DJ act from a member of Reptar. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com CRAIG LIESKE AND SERSON BRANNEN Free Improv for Guitar and Hang. Jerzees 10 p.m.–1 a.m. $3 (21+), $5. 706850-7320 SPICY SALSA DANCING Salsa and Latin dancing. Every Wednesday. New Earth Music Hall 8 p.m. $5. www.newearthmusichall. com THE ROCKETBOYS Texas group plays rock a la Band of Horses. BEARCAT Renee Yohe plays a sweeping brand of pop anchored by her lush, powerful voice. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn! Porterhouse Grill 7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT Pianist Steve Key plays an evening of standards and improvisations. Ten Pins Tavern 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-8090 OPEN MIC NIGHT Hip-hop, spoken word, rock, singer-songwriters, DJs and more! Hosted by Amy Neese. Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com BRENT BYRD Acoustic musician from St. Augustine, FL. The Winery 7–11 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0095 LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT Solo folk and country.

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RITUALS New band featuring members of Muuy Biien. PRETTY BIRD An avant-garde performance that’s equal parts weird and fun. BLUNT FANG Atlanta’s Negashi Armada performs a gleefully outthere brand of hip-hop. Barbeque Shack 7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752 OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday! Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www. caledonialounge.com COME WHAT MAY Hard and fast local rock band. BOOMFOX Local rock band formerly known as The Sunlight Alchemists. CLOAK AND DAGGER DATING SERIVICE Loose straightahead rock with dueling male/female vocals. LORRAINE No information available. Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com MAC DEMARCO Montreal-based songwriter plays watery pop tunes augmented by lovely, shimmering melodies. See story on p. 16. THE BARLETTAS Local group plays cheeky, ‘60s-influenced rock. K I D S This local band, led by songwriter Jared Collins, plays reverbwashed melodic pop. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar. com NURTURE New post-hardcore trio. DANA SWIMMER A montage of garage rock with soulful undertones. OF THE VINE Post-rock from Atlanta. Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre. com YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND Blending bluegrass, rock and countless other influences. BROWN BIRD A cantankerous and drafty two-man ship plays original, traditional American music. Go Bar 11 p.m. 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John “Dr. Fred” Bowers. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 9 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com ARVIN SCOTT TRIO Worldrenowned percussionist Dr. Arvin Scott will deliver an uplifting jazz performance. Little Kings Shuffle Club 7 p.m. 706-369-3144 CASA DE AMISTAD BENEFIT Benefit donations accepted. Featuring Incatepec, a Latin Zumba class and a Latin DJ. The Melting Point 9 p.m. $5 (adv), $7 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com JOHN KING BAND Georgia band that plays a mix of Southern rock and country. DANIEL LEE BAND Four Georiga boys churning out country and Southern rock. New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. $6. www.newearthmusichall. com DANK SINATRA Improvisation-heavy electronica mixed with elements of jazz, rock and reggae. EARPHUNK Five-piece band features high-energy funk, inspired improvisation and dynamic stage production.

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Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 EVAN BARBER AND THE DEAD GAMBLERS A strong mix of Southern rock and alt-country. Nuçi’s Space 2012: A Space Jam Benefit. 8 p.m. $5. www.nuci.org GRAPE SODA This local duo (sometimes trio) plays soulful, psychedelic synth-pop. THE VIKING PROGRESS Patrick Morales has a lovely, tender voice that sings gentle, indie/folk ballads. BROCODER Will definitely bring the “space” to Nuci’s Space. It’s going to get a little weird. The Office Lounge Blues Night. 9 p.m. 706-546-0840 THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Get your fill of straight-up, authentic blues covers! Sr. Sol 6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7112 (W. Broad St. location) MARIACHI NIGHT Live Mariachi band, every other Thursday! Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals. WUOG Live in the Lobby! 8 p.m. FREE! www. wuog.org FRANCO FUNICELLO Local guitardriven indie rock band.

Friday 5 40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $11 (adv.), $13 (door). www.40watt.com WHITE RABBITS Brooklyn-based indie-rock band with a penchant for angular guitar and rollicking rhythm. EASTER ISLAND Lush, post-rockinfluenced shoegaze. Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000 HOTT WITH HARRY LEGGS Band from Macon playing cover songs mixed in with a few originals. Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $3 (21+), $5 (18+). www.caledonialounge.com MUUY BIEN Local band plays ‘80sstyle punk rock that’s equal parts Minor Threat and The Fall. Record release show! See story on p. 15. TATERZANDRA Local band playing angular, often dissonant but catchy grunge. THE RODNEY KINGS Scuzzed out garage-punk trio. BAD GIRL New local two-piece. Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com ANDREW KAHRS Kahrs’ sultry blues guitar work accompanies powerful vocals for a soulful sound one doesn’t come by often. TAJ Local jazz-fusion group. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com DEEP CHATHAM Folk trio from North Carolina. CAROLINE AIKEN One of Atlanta’s most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance. MICHAEL GUTHRIE Long-running local mix of melodic, jangly Britishsounding throwback rock. NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful Southern Americana.

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Georgia Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884 CARLA LEFEVER AND THE RAYS Old-school funk, classic rock and sappy pop. Originals and covers. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $30. www.georgiatheatre.com ANDREW BIRD Multi-instrumentalist acclaimed for his inventive, mazelike songwriting. HERE WE GO MAGIC Brooklynbased indie-rock outfit. See Calendar Pick on p. 20. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 (NOTHING BUT) COVERS Local band Sleeping Friends performs a set of all Talking Heads covers! DJ MAHOGANY Freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com ROYAL CHANT Fuzzed-out rock band from Australia. Highwire Lounge “Friday Night Jazz.” 8–11 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com RAND LINES Original compositions of pianist Rand Lines. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3144 DAFFODIL This reunited local trio plays hard-hitting, noisy rock. CARS CAN BE BLUE Sweetly sarcastic lo-fi pop trio. DJ Z-DOG Loveable local DJ spins danceable favorites. Manor 7 p.m. $5. www.manorathens.com GORILLA ZOE Atlanta rapper, formerly of Boyz N Da Hood. The Melting Point 9:30 p.m. $16 (adv.), $20 (door). www. meltingpointathens.com DARRELL SCOTT An award-winning singer-songwriter, Scott is a masterful picker and perceptive songwriter. JIM AVETT Singer-songwriter sure to give a “warm and relaxed, genuine and endearing” performance. Mirko Pasta 6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-5641 (Gaines School Rd. location) LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT Local singer-songwriter performs solo folk and country. New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. $8. www.newearthmusichall. com ARCHNEMESIS Taking modern hiphop and soul and infusing it with an old blues feel. SATORU Producer and performer from Atlanta weaving synth melodies into rich, emotional soundscapes. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 FUNK YOU Progressive funk band from Augusta. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn! Omega Bar 8 p.m. $5 (ladies), $10 (men). 706340-6808 THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR Every Friday. Dancing all night on two dance floors with live entertainment including “The Newlywed Game.” Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com NICK DRIVER From Raleigh, NC, Driver plays a brand of acoustic rock.

Saturday, October 6

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Antibalas, Tumbleweed Stampede 40 Watt Club

“Next to The Dap-Kings, Antibalas are the second most important retro/revision band working today,” wrote Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, drummer for The Roots and sentient Antibalas music encyclopedia, on his Okayplayer blog in 2008. “They have the baton when it comes to carrying on Fela [Kuti]’s torch.” Questlove’s outpouring of nerdy affection for Antibalas came just as the 15-year-running, Brooklyn-based ensemble had landed the gig for which it was unknowingly formed: performing as the house band in Fela!, the lauded Broadway musical celebrating the life of the bandleader, revolutionary and afrobeat pioneer. While Antibalas (“bulletproof” in Spanish) had been writing dead-on recreations of Kuti’s fusion of red-hot traditional African music and stone-cold James Brown-style syncopation, the group’s inclusion in the Broadway show was more than a deserved steady paycheck for these hardworking musicians; it was also an affirmation of Fela!’s dedication to getting it right. The last five years have seen an increase in Graceland-like mining of African music, with varying degrees of reverence and success. Bands have mined Yoruba music and highlife with both cheeky self-consciousness (Vampire Weekend) and an unfortunate lack of self-awareness (many others). The members of Antibalas aren’t interested in co-option so much as they feel indebted to the music they love; they recreate it with the care one would apply to building a ship in a bottle. They eschew dilettantism, attempting instead to model their tones, rhythms and aesthetic entirely on the original afrobeat design. This isn’t to say they sacrifice the groove—this is, after all, dance music first and foremost. But the second reason Antibalas is important is its faith in Kuti’s intention to make powerful, political music. On albums like Who Is This America? and songs like “War Is a Crime,” Antibalas reinforces the idea that music simultaneously can be a good time and a force for truth. Faithful to its origins and ideals, Antibalas is an institution for a reason. Check it out. [Jeff Tobias]

Saturday 6 40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.40watt.com ANTIBALAS Afrobeat, funk and experimental band. See Calendar Pick on p. 22. TUMBLEWEED STAMPEDE Uplifting, melodic indie pop. Amici 11 p.m. 706-353-0000 THE STUMBLIN’ TOADS Atlanta rock and roll group. Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net DAVE HOWARD Singer-wongwriter. (8 a.m.) TODD LISTER Local farmer and singer-songwriter. (10 a.m.) Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www.caledonialounge.com SPIRIT HAIR Combining elements of psych rock, pop, blues and jam. ICE CHROME This new three-piece features George Davidson on sax. T. HARDY MORRIS Lonesome pedal steel, tender folky melodies and dreamy harmonies. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7561 KARAOKE With Lynn Carson. Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com BUBBLY MOMMY GUN Local experimental pop band. TOPS Montreal-based group plays smooth, icy pop. REBECCA JONES “Dusty Springfield meets Penguin Cafe Orchestra.” SLEEPING FRIENDS Garage-pop featuring Joe Kubler (Bubbly Mommy Gun) and friends.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com ANTLERED AUNTLORD Fuzz-pop guitar/drums duo. YOUNG BENJAMIN Featuring lush layers of moody melodies. Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236 90 ACRE FARM Soulful, rootsy Americana. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop! 10 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com THE HEAVY PETS An R&B rock band known for its live performances. Go Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-5609 THE HUMMS A raunchy, grooving blend of psychedelic garage rock. UNCLE SKUNKLE Hailing from Tennessee, the band plays a “loud and dirty” brand of rock. MOTHER THE CAR Blues and groove band that features a brother duo. DJ FOG JUICE Spinning Euro/ Italo/R&B and classic dance hits. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com ROYAL CHANT Fuzzed-out rock band from Australia. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3144 IMMUZIKATION Dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock. DJ Z-DOG Loveable local DJ spins danceable favorites. DJ TWIN POWERS Glam rock, new wave, Top 40, punk and Britpop. The Melting Point Salsa Fest 2012! 9 p.m. $10 (adv), $12 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com ORQUESTA MACUBA Eddie and Mayi Lopez, with a 13-piece orchestra, bring sounds of Latin America.

SERENATA BAND Seven-piece Latin band creating music for dancing. DJ BLASS Puerto Rican DJ remixing traditional Latin sounds. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 LAZY LOCOMOTIVE New local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket. The Roadhouse 10 p.m. FREE! 706-613-2324 KEN WILL MORTON AND THE CONTENDERS Americana with rock and roll swagger and a folksinger’s heart. LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT Solo folk and country. Sandy Creek Park 11 a.m.–9 p.m. FREE! (ages 12 & under), $9–14. www.athensfolk.org NORTH GEORGIA FOLK FESTIVAL Featuring live music from The Bob Hay Band, Borderhop Five, The Corduroy Road and many more. See story on p. 17. Terrapin Beer Co. Hop Harvest Festival! 4:30–8:30 p.m. $20. www.terrapinbeer.com THE WELFARE LINERS This fivepiece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with their own originals. BORDERHOP FIVE Lively local bluegrass band with a modern twist.

Sunday 7 The Globe 4 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721 ATHENS CEILI BAND A weekly traditional Irish music section. Every Sunday from 4-7 p.m.! Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com THE SUITCASE JUNKET A oneman-band courtesy of Matt Lorenz.


The Melting Point Athens Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roots Revisited! 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. FREE! (tickets required) www. boomersinathens.org DODD FERRELLE BAND Sweeping ballads and alt-country rockers. ATHENS VOICES OF TRUTH COMMUNITY CHOIR Local choir presents a tribute to the Athens musicians who have passed away. Ten Pins Tavern 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-8090 SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE BOWLING ALLEY BLUES BAND Featuring locals playing blues jams. Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee & Pub 5 p.m. FREE! www.walkerscoffee.com FREDDIE & THE 509 Jazz combo led by local musician Chandler Coats.

Monday 8 Buffaloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Southwest CafĂŠ 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. $5. 706-354-6655, www. buffaloscafe.com/athens LINE DANCING Learn to line dance in the Big Back Room! Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, guitar-driven indie rock. BRICK MOWER Punk. The Grotto 6 p.m. FREE! 140 E. Clayton St. THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR Smooth jazz played by DJ Segar. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Kyshona Armstrong hosts! Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 SOLID GOLD COUNTRY REVIVAL Featuring Ty Manning and friends.

Tuesday 9 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $15. www.40watt.com BAND OF SKULLS English alt-rockers with a blues-inspired sound. PONDEROSA Quartet draws heavily from blues-influenced Texas rock. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com ADRON Late-â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s Brazilian Tropicalia and charming satire. MICAH DALTON A pop and soul act from Atlanta. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com LEFTOVER SALMON Jammy, rootsminded band from Colorado. Get Up Get Down.â&#x20AC;? On the rooftop! 11 p.m. $2. www.georgiatheatre.com THE TONTONS Indie rock band. IMMUZIKATION High-energy electro and rock. The Globe 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721 OPEN MIC NIGHT Open mic for acoustic musicians. Sign-up at 8 p.m. theglobeopenmic@gmail.com. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8:30 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee. com IKE STUBBLEFIELD AND FRIENDS Soulful R&B artist who cut his teeth backing Motown legends! Manor 9 p.m. FREE! www.manorathens.com LIVE BAND KARAOKE Live karaoke band covers all your favorite hits!

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ART 2012 Student Art Contest (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) This competition selects original artwork to adorn items for sale in SBGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gift shop. All submissions must be from students ninth grade and above, including college students, who attend school full or part-time in Georgia. Winners receive up to $1,000. Artwork due Nov. 30. 706542-6014, www.botgarden.uga.edu Call for Artists (Farmington Depot Gallery) Now accepting applications for its holiday artist market, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holidaze,â&#x20AC;? to be held on Dec. 1 & 2. Email farmingtongallery@gmail.com for application and details. Call for Artists (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Moonlight Gypsy Market is seeking outsider, strange, erotic, macabre, dark or odd artists and crafters for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event on Nov. 16. Deadline Oct. 31. moon lightgypsymarket@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/moonlight gypsymarket Call for Artists (Gainesville State College) The Roy C. Moore Art Gallery seeks artwork dealing with immigration, â&#x20AC;&#x153;La identidad Latina,â&#x20AC;? and/or â&#x20AC;&#x153;La Razaâ&#x20AC;? for a 2013 exhibition. Works in all media will be considered. Artists with MFA or equivalent experience preferred. Please email low-resolution images, artist statement and resume to gallery@gsc.edu. Deadline Oct. 30 Call for Artists (Over the Moon Creative Possibilities) Over the Moon Creative Possibilities is seeking artists for the fourth annual Penumbra Halloween Art Show. Art accepted until Oct. 12. Exhibit runs Oct. 20-31. 706-540-2712, jennifers childknecht@gmail.com, www. mamainthemoon.blogspot.com

Call for Artists (Farmington Depot Gallery) Applications currently being accepted for the artist market at the galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fall festival, Festiboo, to be held on Oct. 20. Email farmingtongallery@gmail.com for application and information. Call for Vendors (Athens Montessori School) Arts and crafts vendors wanted for the annual Athens Montessori Fall Festival. Apply by Oct. 27. Visit website for details and application. Nov. 3, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. 706-338-8822, jimmy@thecapman.us, www.athens montessori.com

AUDITIONS Prop Tarts WantedBurlesque Beta (Go Bar) Become a Burlesque Beta Prop Tart! Prop tarts are fully immersed in each show. They set-up and break down the stage between each act, interact with the audience and flirt with the emcee. Email goburlesque@gmail. com

CLASSES Back Care for Beginners (Healing Arts Centre) Taught by Radka Nations. Tuesdays, 5:15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6:45 p.m. sangha@healingartscentre.net Beginner Quiltmaking (Sewcial Studio) Make an easy brick quilt with four, three-hour classes and some homework. Sewing machine and pre-registration required. Wednesdays, Oct. 17, 24, 31 & Nov. 7, 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $40. 706-247-6143, wwwheadyfiberarts.com Buddhist Book Study (Body, Mind & Spirit) Every Wednesday. 6 p.m. Donations accepted. 706-351-6024

Clay Classes (Good Dirt) Weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Try Clayâ&#x20AC;? classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wheel every Friday from 7-9 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Try Clayâ&#x20AC;? classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2-4 p.m. $20. 706-355-3161, www. gooddirt.net Computer Classes (Oconee County Library) Advanced to beginner computer classes offered by appointment. Call to register. 706769-3950, watkinsville@athens library.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 Gentle Hatha Integral Yoga (St. Gregoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church) All levels welcome. Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. $9/class. 706-543-0162, mfhealy@bellsouth.net, www.mind fuliving.org Hot Yoga (Bikram Yoga) Classes offered seven days a week. Beginners welcome. 706-353-9642, www.bikramathens.com Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and Adultsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dance Classes (Studio Dance Academy) Classical dance classes offered including ballet, jazz, modern and tap. 706-354-6454, genielwiggins@ gmail.com Loriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boot Camp (Fitness at Five) Get in shape! Thursdays, 6:307:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 11 a.m.12:15 p.m. 706-353-6030, www.fitnessatfive.com Middle Eastern Drum Circle (Floorspace) All skill levels and ages welcome. Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. $6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$12 donation. www.floorspace athens.com

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The exhibit â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collectionâ&#x20AC;? is on view at the GMOA Oct. 6 through Jan. 6. Pints and Paints (Pints and Paints ) A local artist will teach you step-by-step how to create your very own masterpiece. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., $20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30. www.pintsandpaints.com Prenatal Yoga (Five Points Yoga Studio) Designed for parents and babies. Tuesdays, 11 a.mâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m., $14/class. www.athensfivepoints yoga.com Tribal Style Bellydance Basics (Floorspace) Bellydance basics every Thursday, 5:45â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. Tribal style bellydancing every Tuesday, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. $10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$12. www.floorspaceathens.com Yoga Teacher Training (Athens, Ga) Yoga teacher and RYT200 certification course. Saturdays, Aug. 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 15, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. $1450. www.yogaful day.com Zumba (Athens Latino Center for Education and Services (ALCES)) Instructed by Maricela Delgado. Every Wednesday, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. & 7:15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:15 p.m. $5 (1 class), $8 (both classes). 706-540-0591 Zumba at the Garden (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves comprise this dynamic fitness program. Wednesdays, 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6:30 p.m. $10/class, $80/session. www.uga. edu/botgarden

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21st Annual Rivers Alive (Dudley Park) Help preserve local rivers and streams by cleaning up trash. Bring a reusable water bottle and gloves, and wear long pants and closed shoes. Lunch and entertainment provided. Oct. 6, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. 706-613-3615, ext. 227, www.hands onnortheastgeorgia.org

Bear Hollow Volunteer Training (Memorial Park) Bear Hollow Zoo offers docent training for those interested in assisting with the experience of visiting the zoo. Docents do not need an extensive knowledge of animals, just the motivation to learn. Participants are trained in customer service, interpretive education techniques and handling of some of the program animals. Ages 18 & up. Email to register for training. Saturdays through Oct. 6, 10 a.m. 706-6133616, clinton.murphy@athens clarkecounty.com BikeAthens Bike Recycling Program (Chase Street Warehouses) BikeAthens Bike Recycling Program (BRP) needs bicycle repair help of all degrees. Bicycles are donated to social service agencies for individuals in need of a safe ride to work and underserved by public transportation. Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. (beginners), Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m. & Sundays, 2-4:30 p.m. bikeathens. com/brp Seeking Volunteers for Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Seeking teen volunteers for the Oct. 29 Bedtime Stories. Children will come in costume and have their pictures taken in a photo with volunteers dressed as famous childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book and movie characters. Volunteers can help set up a backdrop and bring in props for the photo booth. Call or email to sign up by Oct. 22. 706-613-3650, ya@athenslibrary.org Trail Guides Needed (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Assist elementary school field studies by leading small groups of students along the trails. No experience necessary. 706613-3615, www.athensclarkecounty. com/sandycreeknaturecenter

KIDSTUFF Artist Trading Cards (ACC Library) Create a work of original art on a 3.5 by 2.5 inch card, then stop by the trading card exchange wall in the library and trade your card. Ages 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. 706-613-3650, ext. 329 Arts in the Afternoon (East Athens Community Center) Afterschool program teaches arts and crafts and allows children to create original artwork. Ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3593 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Costume Swap (Oconee County Library) Bring clean, gently used costumes to the library and trade them for new-toyou costumes and reduce the landfill waste from Halloween. Drop off costumes by Oct. 4 to get your swap ticket. Donations welcome. Swap is on Oct. 6, 11 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Craft Classes (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Mama/Papa & Me craft class for ages 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 (Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. & Saturdays, 10 a.m.), Craft Club for ages 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 (Thursdays, 4 p.m.) Craft Club for ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 (Wednesdays, 4 p.m.) and Family Crafterdays (Saturdays, 11 a.m.). $10/class, $30/4 classes. 706-8508226, www.treehousekidandcraft. tumblr.com New Mamas & Babies Group (Arrow) Meet other new parents and their pre-crawling little ones. Caregivers Jean Anderson and Rebecca Espana host. Thursdays, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. $5, $30 (8 visits). www.ourarrow.com Out of School Workshop: Halloween (Good Dirt) Kids can get ready for Halloween on their day off by making Jack oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lanterns and other fun fall clay projects. Call to


register. Oct. 8, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $55. 706-355-3161 Pop-In Playtime (Pump It Up) Children ages 11 & under can bounce around and have a jumping good time. Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $3 (ages 2 & under), $6 (ages 2 & up). 706-613-5676 Seeking Teen Volunteers for Haunted House (Oconee County Library) Teens are invited to assist in the creation of the Willy Wonka Haunted House. Ages 11–17. Oct. 22–25, 5-9 p.m. 706-7693950, oconeelibrary@gmail.com Sewing II (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Intermediate sewing for ages 8-14. Perfect for kids who took sewing camp, Sewing I or know some basic sewing techniques. Learn how to read basic patterns and learn some new tricks. Bring machine if possible. Sundays, 1–3 p.m., Oct. 21–Nov. 18. $100. www.treehouse kidandcraft.com Theatre Classes (Athens Little Playhouse) Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Email for more information.

athenslittleplayhouse@gmail.com, www.athenslittleplayhouse.net Yoga Sprouts Family Yoga (Five Points Yoga) Stretch your imagination while doing yoga. This month is harvest festival themed. For ages 2 & older with an adult. Sundays through Oct., 1–1:45 p.m. $60. yogasprouts@gmail.com, www.athensfivepointsyoga.com Zoo Exhibit Hall (Memorial Park) The community can explore Bear Hollow’s exhibit hall and visit some of the animals used in programs, such as amphibians, reptiles, fish and more. Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3616, ext. 22.

ON THE STREET Doggone Beauty Pageant (Sutton Park, Elberton) Register your dog for the first canine beauty pageant in Elberton. Awards given in many categories. Proceeds benefit the Elbert Co. Humane Society. Call or email for information or to

ART AROUND TOWN A. LAFERA SALON (2440 W. Broad St.) Impressionistic oil paintings of the natural world by Perry McCrackin. AMICI ITALIAN CAFÉ (233 E. Clayton St.) “Interiors,” a series of etchings with aquatint and digital backgrounds by Carissa Pfeiffer. Through October. ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) Paintings by Mary Porter, Christine Shockley, Dorthea Jacobson, Lana Mitchell, John Gholson, Greg Benson and Ainhoa Bilbao Canup. Art quilt by Elizabeth Barton and handmade jewelry by various artists. 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.) “Through an Open Window 2012: Looking at Art Influenced by Domestic Violence” includes nearly 100 paintings. Opening reception Oct. 5. Through October. ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) In the Bertelsmann Gallery, a ceramics and weaving show includes works by Erika Lewis, Bob and Yukiko Marable and a Michael Houser memorial display. Through Oct. 12. • In the Harrison Center, “Earth Show” includes works by O.C. Carlisle, Jane Crisan, Leigh Ellis, Caroline Montigue, Richard Patterson, Joe Ruiz, Patrick Snead, Lawrence Stueck and Charles Warnock. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “Center” includes works that explore the idea of community by Keliy Anderson-Staley, Pete Dugas, Nestor Armando Gil, Katie Hargrave, Jennifer Hartley, Justin Plakas, Kevin Sims, Vernon Thornsberry and Todd Upchurch. Through Nov. 16. THE BRANDED BUTCHER (225 N. Lumpkin St.) Paintings and drawings by Sanithna Phansavanh. CINÉ BARCAFE (234 W. Hancock Ave.) “Domino” includes works by Didi Dunphy, Carol John and Lou Kregel. Through Oct. 16. CIRCLE GALLERY AT UGA (285 S. Jackson St.) The UGA College of Environment and Design presents “Altamaha: The Environmental History of a Great American River,” photographs by James Holland. Through October. THE ENGINE ROOM (235 W. Washington St.) The fourth annual “Don’t Tell Mommy” group show displays erotic art by over a dozen artists including Keith P. Rein, Tatiana Veneruso, Cindy Pendley, Jeremy Hughes, Joe Havasy, Terp Vairin, Olga Cisternas, Graham Bradford and Dana Jo Cooley. ETIENNE BRASSERIE (311 E. Broad St.) Paintings by Alan Campbell. FARMINGTON DEPOT GALLERY (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 16 artists, the gallery exhibits paintings, sculpture, folk art, ceramics and fine furniture. Permanent collection artists include Leigh Ellis, Tom Phillips, Larry Hamilton, Cheri Wranosky and more. • “Bucolanalia” includes paintings and drawings by featured artist Matt Alston. Opening reception Oct. 5. Through Nov. 15. FIVE STAR DAY CAFÉ (229 E. Broad St.) Painted portraits of musicians by Lauren Dellaria. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) “52 Paintings in 52 Weeks” and a few calaveras by Dan Smith aka See Dan Paint! Opening reception Oct. 12. Through October. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “The South in Black and White: The Graphic Works of James E. Routh Jr.” Through Oct. 21. • “The New York Collection for Stockholm” features works by 30 artists including Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Through Oct. 28. • “The Epic and the Intimate: French Drawings from the John D. Reilly Collection at the Snite Museum of Art.” Through Nov. 3. • Francisco de Goya’s “Disasters of War.” Through Nov. 3. • “The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection.” Opens Oct. 6. Through Jan. 6. • Murals of agriculture scenes by George Beattie. Through Jan. 7. • “De Wain Valentine: Human Scale” features eight large-scale, minimalist and translucent sculptures. Through Jan. 27. • “Defiant Beauty: The Work of Chakaia Booker” consists of largescale sculptures created from tires. Through Apr. 30. 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, tarantulas and other live animals.

register. Oct. 13, 2–4 p.m. $15-18 to register. 706-988-3300, tking@ cityofelberton.net Resumé Call for Theater Technicians (Rose of Athens Theatre) Rose of Athens Theatre is looking for new set designers and builders, lighting designers, teachers and musicians for the 20122013 season. Send information to danielle@roseofathens.org Senior Adult Trip to the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival (Athens Community Council on Aging) Active adults are invited to travel to Hiawassee for the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, featuring country, gospel and old-timey music, as well as heritage displays and crafts. Ages 50 & over. Register by Oct. 10. Sharpshooter’s Basketball Clinic (Lay Park) This clinic focuses on proper shooting techniques and other fundamental basketball skills. Thursdays, Oct. 11–Dec. 6., 5:30–6:30 p.m. $1–2. www.athensclarkecounty.com/lay

Spotlight on the Arts: Special Tuesday Tour at 2 (UGA Russell Library) Tour the massive underground storage vault. Available for first 40 who RSVP to jclevela@uga.edu with subject line: “vault tour.” Nov. 6, 2 p.m.

SUPPORT Emotional Abuse Support Group (Athens, Ga) Demeaning behavior and 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 (hotline), 706-613-3357, ext. 771. Sapph.fire Circle (Aloha Counseling Center) Safe circle for lesbian, bi and trans women to receive support and discuss issues in the community. Please bring a dish or a non-alcoholic beverage to share. Every fourth Thursday of the month, 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.face book.com/sapphfire.athens f

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reality check Matters Of The Heart And Loins I work in a large retail store. There are people here of all different ages, backgrounds and education levels. My department is only 10 people, and because of that, everyone seems to know everyone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business. I am a private person, and I find the over-sharing a bit much, but mostly I just try to smile and go along. I show concern where appropriate, try to help out when necessary. One member of our department recently lost a parent, and we donated vacation time to her, for example. This is the kind of support I believe in and would offer to anyone under the circumstances, though I would not necessarily expect the same in return. Recently, one of the girls broke up with her boyfriend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jennyâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tommyâ&#x20AC;? are both in their late 20s, though they act like high schoolers. Tommy works in another department, and they behave inappropriately at work (playing kissyface on the clock in front of customers, for example), break up and get back together every other month, and generally have more drama than the local Shakespeare Company. In short, I am sick to death of them and their relationship and their behavior, and I refuse to act like I care that she feels bad or that they â&#x20AC;&#x153;broke up.â&#x20AC;? I know they will be sleeping together again by the weekend, after all. Others in the department share my view and are sick of this cycle, while some prefer to participate in the drama, always wanting to comfort â&#x20AC;&#x153;poor Jennyâ&#x20AC;? and cover for her when she isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t getting her work done. Nobody is speaking up. This is affecting Jennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job performance and everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s morale, and I am about to snap. What can I do to let Jenny know that her problems are bullshit without making permanent enemies of both her and Tommy? I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want flattened tires and sworn enemies, but I am tired of picking up her slack. For various reasons, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just go and get another job (I would love to!), so I have got to figure out how to solve this or I will go crazy. Please advise. Too Old for This Shit If at all possible, I suggest you talk directly to Jenny first. Tell her that you can appreciate the pain that she is in, but that she needs to be responsible for her job no matter what is going on in her private life, and that her emotional state is taking a toll on everyone in the department. You might also ask her what it is that attracts her to this toxic relationship at all. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel like you can talk to her, you are going to have to talk to your boss. Where are your managers in all of this? It seems like it would be their responsibility to see that Jenny is getting her work done, right? If they are not aware, then make them aware. Sit them down privately and explain that the situation is causing a major disruption on a regular basis and that they need to act. If that fails, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have to find a way to ignore this situation. Do your job to the best of your ability, stay above the fray, and see if you can transfer to another department. Good luck.

My wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister is dying. She knows it, and she seems as prepared for it as I suppose anyone can be. She is taking care of all of her own arrangements now, and in a couple of months when she is gone, we are all supposed to go along with her wishes. She is not a religious woman. In fact, she is a staunch atheist who was raised in an oppressively religious household. Her parents are still alive and well, and will presumably still be in a couple of months when their daughter is gone. Theirs is a surprisingly good relationship, all things considered. My sister-in-law respects her parents and goes through certain motions with them on Christian holidays so as not to rock the proverbial boat. She sees them regularly and does not get into political or religious tussles with them because she thinks of it as a waste of time. My wife is a non-denominational Christian who has also distanced herself from her parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; religious and political affiliations, and also chooses to go through the motions to keep her parents happy. I am fine with all of this. I am not a particularly religious guy myself, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel the need to impose my beliefs (or lack thereof) on anybody, and I usually just leave the room when my in-laws start getting too preachy. We have all maintained a good relationship this way for many years, and I see no reason to change. Now, however, they have started making their own arrangements for my sister-in-lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;service.â&#x20AC;? And I am horrified and a bit pissed off, to be honest, that they would deny their daughter her dying wishes. She wants what she wants, for herself and her friends, and they are planning to do things the way they have always done, with all of the bells and whistles that they have for anybody of their faith. But, as I have pointed out to my wife, SHE IS NOT OF THEIR FAITH. She doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want this, and she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what they are planning. My wife says we shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry about it, that my sister wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know anyway. I want to have the service that she wants, because I think we should honor her memory the way she wants us to. I am having a really hard time keeping my mouth shut here, and I need your advice. Biting My Tongue

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Maybe you could suggest doing both? Then you could honor the sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory while giving comfort to all of the people who will feel her loss. You might suggest that to your wife and see if she can get her parents to go along. If they balk, then you should drop it. If you feel very strongly about it, then you can get together with some of your sister-in-lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends and convey her wishes, and they can have the service she wants, and her parents can have the one they want. The service is not for the deceased, after all, but for the living. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see how you can (or why you would) deny whatever comfort these people need at a time when they are burying their own child. Jyl Inov Got a question for Jyl? Submit your anonymous inquiry via Reality Check at flagpole.com.

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Real Estate Apartments for Rent 1BR/1BA. All elec. Nice apt. Water provided. On bus line. Single pref. Avail now! (706) 543-4271. 1, 2 & 3BR units avail. all in 5 Pts. area. Rent beginning for 1BR units at $500/mo. 2BR units begin at $700/ mo. Call (706) 546-0300 for additional info or to schedule a time to view. 2BR apts. Tile, laminated flooring, W/D, air. Dwntn. & bus route. $475/mo. Call Louis, (706) 338-3126. Apts. on great in–town streets. Grady & Boulevard. Walk everywhere! Water & garbage paid. $495–$750/mo. Check o u t w w w. b o u l e v a r d propertymanagement. com or call (706) 5489797.

2BR/1BA, LR, kitchen, FP, fenced yard. 10 min. from Dwntn. Call Irene, (678) 799-5604. Avail. now: 2BR/1BA duplex on Eastside. A l l e l e c t r i c w / F P, W / D hookups. Convenient to shopping (Publix, Kroger), campus & bus lines. $500/ mo. Dep. req’d. Pets OK. Contact Jeff, (706) 3382985 or Shelly, (706) 3389948. Dwntn., 1BR/1BA flat, $ 4 6 5 / m o . Av a i l . n o w. Water, gas, trash pick-up incl. Free on-site laundry. Joiner Management, (706) 353-6868. Half off rent 1st 2 mos. when you mention this ad! 2BR/2BA apts. a few blocks from Dwntn. off North Ave. Pet friendly & no pet fee! Dep. only $150. Rent from $625-675/mo. incl. trash. ( 7 0 6 ) 5 4 8 - 2 5 2 2 , w w w. dovetailmanagement.com.

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Condos For Sale Condos for Christmas! 3 to choose from in 5 Pts. Windsor Place & Creek Pointe off Lumpkin. 3BR/2BA priced at $120,000 & less! Better than rent. Truly. Call or email for details, photos & video. Donna Fee, Keller Williams Realty Greater Athens, (706) 296-5717 c or (706) 316-2900 o. DonnaFee@KW.com. Great condo in per fect shape! 1325 Cedar Shoals Dr., Athens. $99,000. Call Roland Hanewald for details. (678) 937-6729. www.rolandhanewald.com. Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty, (706) 543-4000.

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Houses for Rent 1 4 5 W o o d c r e s t D r. 3BR/2BA. Avail. now! Some HWflrs., fenced y a rd , p e t s O K , n o p e t fees. $795/mo. (706) 2542569. 160 McLeroy Dr. 3BR/1BA. CHAC. Large fenced yard. Pets OK, no pet fees! Nice, quiet area. $725/mo. (706) 254-2569. 2BR/2BA. Fenced yd., pets welcome. Storage, new a p p l s . , H W f l r s . , H VA C , sec. sys. $1000/mo. Avail. now! (706) 247-6967. 2BR/1BA, HWflrs., covered p o rc h , b a s e m e n t / s h o p , W/D hook up, fenced yard. 3 mi. from Arches, beautiful wooded 5 acres. Avail. Nov. 1. $700 mo. 445 Hull Rd. Richard, (706) 215-1561. 2BR/1BA. Near UGA, LR, DR, den, HWflrs., all appl., fenced yd., garbage p/u, carport, elec. A/C, gas heat, no pets. $550/mo. 117 Johnson Dr. Owner/ Agent, Stan, (706) 5435352. 2BR/2BA. Renovated bungalow in sought after Boulevard District. Ve r y w e l l - m a i n t a i n e d . $1150. (706) 546-6900 or valerioproper ties@gmail. com. 3BR/2BA, 2077 S. Lumpkin, $1200/mo. W / D . , D W, s e c . s y s . & ceiling fans. 3BR/2BA, 2071 Lumpkin, $1000/mo. incl. water, lawn maint. & garbage. W/D, DW. (706) 546-0300.

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For Sale Antiques 1940s women’s custom made black mink fur coat, $225. Dolphin coffee table w/ glass top, $125. 5 shelf plant stand, $35. (706) 9830163.

Miscellaneous Archipelago Antiques. 23 years of fine antiques, art & retro. Underneath Homeplace. At 1676 S. Lumpkin St. (706) 3544297. Come to Cillies, 175 E. Clayton St. for vintage L o u i s Vu i t t o n . 2 0 % o ff single purchase of clothing, sandals and jewelry (excl. J. Crew). 1/person. Instant cash is now being paid for good vinyl records & CDs in fine condition. Wuxtr y Records, at corner of Clayton & College downtown. (706) 369-9428.

Music Services Fret Shop. Professional guitar repairs & modifications, setups, electronics, precision fretwork. Previous clients incl. R.E.M., Widespread P a n i c , C r a c k e r, B o b Mould, John Berry, Abbey Road Live!, Squat. (706) 549-1567. Wedding bands. Q u a l i t y, p r o f e s s i o n a l bands. Weddings, parties. Rock, jazz, etc. Call Classic City Entertainment. ( 7 0 6 ) 5 4 9 - 1 5 6 7 . w w w. classiccityentertainment. com. Featuring The Magictones - Athens’ premiere wedding & p a r t y b a n d . w w w. themagictones.com.

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Student cleaning special: 1BR/BA, $25. Pet & earth f r i e n d l y, local & independent. Regular or one time. Get it done now & let the sunshine in. Text/call Nick, (706) 851-9087.

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Music Equipment For sale: Cargo trailer in great shape. Per fect for band equipment or any hauling needs. 5’ wide x 5.5’ tall x 10’ long. Has excellent 15” heavy duty tires. $1500. Call Jared at (706) 338-9019 or email director@athfest.com. Nuçi’s Space needs your old instruments & music g e ar! All donations are tax-deductible. Call (706) 227-1515 or come by Nuçi’s Space, 396 Oconee St.

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everyday people Molly Layton, Mother Molly Layton, 23, lives in her dream house (which she found in Flagpole) with the love of her life and her adorable 2-yearold son, Casey Jr., but she hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always had it easy. When we sat down for the interview, she mentioned the recent Everyday People with Johnny and Cheeseburger. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He really is the nicest man,â&#x20AC;? she told me, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When [my husband and I] were homeless, we ran into him a few times, and he was so nice.â&#x20AC;? Molly has a friendly personality and exudes loads of confidence, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll admit, I was surprised to hear about all that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been through. Flagpole: You were homeless? Molly Layton: Me and my husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;we got together, my cousin actually introduced usâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;we met downtown at one of the local bars and we just hit it off. I loved him from the moment I seen him. And I had just moved to Athens with my cousin. We got our first apartment. It was really hard for us to get on our feet at first, and we lost that first apartment. We moved in with other friends and like couch-surfed, and then I got pregnant. [My husband and I] just really didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what to do. We were struggling, he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find workâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;he was putting Melissa Hovanes

applications in everywhereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but it was OK. We have definitely made it to where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at now. We were stable by the time I had Casey. We have a nice little house. FP: So, how far into your pregnancy were you when you became homeless? ML: I got four months, and we lost everything. We actually had to sleep outside behind the BMW dealership off Atlanta Highway. I actually got bit by something on my face while we were out there and I had to go to the hospital the next morning. It was terrible. Bad experiences. But it definitely made us stronger, and we are very proud of everything that we have now. Everything that we get, we appreciate it. And I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a good story to tell [Casey] when he gets older so he can really understand how hard life is, you know. I moved out when I was 18. I turned 18 and I was like, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m gone.â&#x20AC;? My parents told me, they were like, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not gonna make it. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not gonna be able to get out there and just start out with a great life.â&#x20AC;? And that was true, I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. I really struggled. But now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better. We have this small little country-style home we want to buy and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working our way to buying two cars, so thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exciting. FP: So, how long were you and your husband dating before you got married? ML: We were together for about four months, and I was, like, having this baby fever, so I wanted a baby. So, we talked about it, and I know that we were strangers and we were

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