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

Who Won? This column, like all of this week’s Flagpole, was written, edited, printed and distributed before the election returns were in, so you won’t find a word about winners and losers. Such is the burden of a weekly paper. We can’t bring you the results of the campaigns we’ve covered since they began. Fortunately, is right on top of the results. City Editor Blake Aued constantly updates the returns as they come in. If you’ve already formed the habit of keeping an eye on his blog, “In The Loop,” you know that’s where to turn, not only for up-tothe-minute election returns but for constant bulletins on local developments as they happen day-to-day.

News & Features Athens News and Views

Take a picture of the Murmur Trestle before it’s too late; a planned rails-to-trails project won’t save it.

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

A few beers downtown can make the buildings, like people, look more attractive.

Arts & Events Movie Pick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Into the Mystic

Samsara reminds us how strange and beautiful the mundane can be if we stare long enough.

Talk Radio—Not Right-Wing

Theatre Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Talk radio that’s not slanted to the right is hard to find in Athens, but it does exist, as fans of “Athens News Matters” know. That show, on WUGA 91.7 FM, airs on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. and repeats Sundays at 8:30 p.m. Made up of Athens journalists, sometimes including me, “ANM” is a knowledgeable (at least when I’m not on it) discussion of local events and issues in the news, and you sort of get the story behind the news from the journalists who are doing the reporting. It’s true that 3:30 You get the p.m. isn’t much of a time for listening to the radio, but the Sunday double dose of evening backup is good, even if former Mayor delayed. Now there’s another opportunity Gwen O’Looney for local talk radio with a decidand me for a edly progressive tone. It’s “Live whole hour, live, with Gwen and Pete,” at noon Thursdays on local station WXAG, with call-in. 1470 on your AM dial. That’s right: be forewarned. You get the double dose of former Mayor Gwen O’Looney and me for a whole hour, live, with call-in. But don’t worry: we’re not there just to blab about our liberal opinions. We always have newsmaker guests who are involved in the things that are going on. In this election cycle, we had every local candidate in contested elections for public office except Doug McKillip. We had local attorney Bertis Downs talking about Amendment 1. We had Supervisor of Elections and Voter Registration Gail Schrader, North Georgia Folk Festival Coordinator Tommy Jordan, Executive Director of the ACLU of Georgia Debbie Seagraves and, among others, Dr. Toni Miles, the new head of the UGA Gerontology Institute, a prolific scholar and an expert on issues of aging. Tune in on Thursdays and listen to knowledgeable people talking about issues of interest to you. Call in and ask them questions. It’s “Live with Gwen and Pete,” and it goes well with lunch on Thursdays.

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Worth the Drive You may have read references from time to time in this column about my old Volvo wagon. It keeps on running, with occasional repairs, and it never fails to accommodate whatever sofas, plants or trash we stuff into it. It even can work like a tractor, if you need to uproot a bunch of tough elaeagnus bushes. Don Doster kept my Volvos running until he retired, and then I heard about Garry Cummings, who has a foreign-car repair shop way out on the far edge of Jackson County. Garry proved to be factory-trained, an excellent diagnostician and a competent and honest mechanic. He has kept me running ever since. You can imagine my dismay recently when Garry announced that he might be taking a job with the post office, repairing their trucks. It appeared that his services would be available only on a limited basis, if at all. After further consideration, though, Garry decided to keep the shop open and forego the post office job, which turned out to be a longer commute than at first anticipated. Garry’s customers breathed a sigh of relief. And to anybody looking to become a new customer, I recommend Garry without reservation. He’s not cheap, because he doesn’t cut corners, but he fixes it, and it stays fixed. Give him a call at 706-335-4197, if you need foreign car or truck repairs. He can tell you how to get there. Pete McCommons

Classic, Campy and Vampy

Music Threats & Promises . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Music News and Gossip

Shitty Candy’s showtune surprise! Sarah Tollerson’s intangibles! And more…

The Athens Diet . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Luke Fields Eats Gas Station Burger Bites and Solo Sushi Local stand-up comedian and Bit Brigade guitarist documents his dietary habits for a week.

CITY DOPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 CITY PAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 CAPITOL IMPACT. . . . . . . . . . . . 6 ATHENS RISING . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 HEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS. . . 8 GRUB NOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 ART NOTES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 MOVIE DOPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 MOVIE PICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 THEATRE NOTES. . . . . . . . . . . 12 THREATS & PROMISES. . . . . . 12

NEW MADRID. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 THE ATHENS DIET. . . . . . . . . . 14 DEERHOOF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 NEW VENUES. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 THE CALENDAR!. . . . . . . . . . . 18 BULLETIN BOARD. . . . . . . . . . 26 ART AROUND TOWN . . . . . . . . 27 CLASSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 CROSSWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 COMICS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 REALITY CHECK. . . . . . . . . . . 31

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Complete Streets: If you’re a fan of alternative transportation, the news gets better. GDOT approved a “complete streets” policy in September that requires the department to consider the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and transit users, in addition to motorists, when planning road projects, a move applauded by advocates like Brent Buice, former president of BikeAthens and now executive director of Georgia Bikes. Athens-Clarke County is following suit. ACC generally already includes sidewalks and bike lanes on a case-by-case basis; local planners put forward their own complete streets policy last week. “The timing of it was really good,” says ACC senior planner Bruce Lonnee. “It puts us on really sound footing with the state. It’s something we kind of do anyway.” The policy—slated to go to the commission for approval as early as December—won’t guarantee that all future road projects will include pedestrian and bicycle amenities. The topography might be too challenging, or some might be too expensive, Lonnee says. But if they don’t, planners will be required to explain why.

All for Nothing?: When CSX Transportation began tearing down the trestle that was featured on the back cover of R.E.M.’s album Murmur in 2000, locals and fans around the world sprang into action, urging the Athens-Clarke County government to save the landmark. Former mayor Doc Eldridge and commissioners paid $25,000 for the trestle after it had already been partially demolished. They made plans to put what was left of it to use by turning the abandoned railroad into a trail, repairing the trestle and using it as a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists. Beyond saving a piece of history, the trail would have served as a level route from downtown to the Eastside, tying into the North Oconee River Greenway, Dudley Park, the Multimodal Center and the proposed Firefly Trail from Winterville to Union Point. Plans, Trains and Automobiles: But it’s run into delay after Wrapping up this week’s edidelay and, eight years after tion of Transportation Dope, it was originally proposed, Athens-Ben Epps Airport is only a trailhead off East Broad getting a new commercial Street has been built. A 2009 airline. SeaPort Airlines won engineering study questioned a $1.5 million Essential Air whether the trestle was strucService subsidy last month, turally sound enough to save replacing GeorgiaSkies, and noted that its wood had which operated flights from been treated with creosote, Athens to Hartsfield-Jackson a carcinogenic chemical. And International Airport. in 2011, the commission SeaPort is offering two nonapproved a plan to reroute stop flights to Nashville, the trail away from the TN—where passengers can deteriorating trestle, down connect to Memphis, TN, and a series of switchbacks and Jackson, MS—and three return across an existing Trail Creek flights on weekdays, and one bridge because there was no roundtrip flight on Saturdays money to repair or replace it. and Sundays. They’re running “There are pieces that specials this month, including are deteriorating every day,” one for Georgia fans traveling SPLOST project manager Derek to the game in Auburn Nov. Doster said in December. “I 10. don’t think a good wind’s Congressional Republicans GDOT says a local rails-to-trails project will have an “adverse impact” going to blow it over tomorhave called the EAS program on the Murmur Trestle. row, but eventually a deciwasteful for years and, in this sion’s going to have to be case, they have a good point. made to take some action.” (Leisure Services Director Pam GeorgiaSkies flew an average of just five passengers per day. Reidy referred questions to [Doster] last week, but he didn’t Here’s hoping SeaPort can do better and turn Ben Epps into a return a call for comment by press time.) legit commercial airport. No action’s been taken, and it looks like no action will be taken. Last month, the Georgia Department of Transportation Rain Tax: An Athens shopping center owner says he shouldn’t declared that the trail’s current route would have an “adverse have to pay his stormwater utility bill. The Georgia Supreme impact” on the trestle. I’ll say—the 200-page report on hisCourt heard arguments Tuesday, Nov. 6, in a lawsuit filed by toric resources along the trail reiterated that the trestle will Athens-Clarke County against Homewood Village LLC, owned by be left to rot and ordered ACC to document it with photoHoward Scott. graphs and interpretive signs before it’s too late. “The bridge If the stormwater fee charged to homeowners is really a fee, is in neglect,” GDOT spokeswoman Teri Pope says. “The project lawyers Regina Quick and David Ellison say Homewood Village didn’t have enough money to rehab the bridge.” isn’t receiving any services or benefit from it. (Although runoff The project is finally showing some signs of life. GDOT will from the shopping center is contributing to nearby Hunnicutt finish right-of-way acquisition this fiscal year and start conCreek’s poor water quality, according to an ACC study. The struction sometime after next July, according to Pope. And money raised, about $3 million a year, goes toward buildso, after 12 years of work and $12 million in sales taxes and ing, inspecting and maintaining stormwater infrastructure.) If federal grant money, the trestle is doomed anyway. “It’s the it’s a tax, Ellison and Quick say it’s illegal under the Georgia worst possible decision” to leave it be, Athens-Clarke Heritage Constitution. Foundation Executive Director Amy Kissane says. “Either use it The commission made it a fee, not a tax, in 2004 so that or get rid of it.” tax-exempt entities like UGA would have to pay. County Kissane calls losing the trestle “more than a shame. It’s Attorney Bill Berryman says these issues were hashed out in a travesty.” But at this point, she says it ought to be torn McLeod v. Columbia County, when the Supreme Court ruled down. “It’s too far gone,” she says. “You can point fingers and that a stormwater fee is a fee. Superior Court Judge Lawton blame whoever, but it doesn’t matter.” It should be replaced, Stephens agreed in March, ordering Homewood Village to pay though, with a new structure that honors the historical value more than $72,000 it owes ACC dating back to 2005, plus late of the old one. “The nice thing about the project was it was all fees. Berryman says he doesn’t expect a ruling before February. one grade,” Kissane says. “They’re now going down one of the steepest hills in Athens and back up.” Blake Aued Edwyna Arey



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city pages But such niceties can come later, commissioners suggested last week. First will come an organization, likely to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;in-houseâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D; basically a new county department. Unlike the current Economic Development Having heard from a task force appointed Foundation, which has its own independent by Mayor Nancy Denson that Athens-Clarke board, the new department would be overseen County must spend more to successfully directly by the commission through the county attract new businesses, four ACC commissionmanager. That wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the recommendation ers charged with vetting the recommendations of the Task Force, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done in seem willing to raise taxes slightly for that most places, but the commissioners present purpose. felt that if they are going to fund economic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have to do some kind of development, they need to be able to make incentives for almost any company that comes decisions about it. here,â&#x20AC;? Denson told commissioners Harry Sims, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think [voters] elected me to do it,â&#x20AC;? Andy Herod and Kathy Hoard last week (Kelly Commissioner Harry Sims told Flagpole. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Girtz is also on the vetting committee). To know Athens-Clarke Countyâ&#x20AC;Ś We do stuff get Caterpillar to move here, Athens-Clarke totally different than everybody else anyway.â&#x20AC;? and Oconee counties bought the land and are Attracting Caterpillar â&#x20AC;&#x153;taught us the value building roads and infrastructure for the facof having somebody that can say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;stop what tory and will also forgive youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing and work some property taxes this,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Reddish told â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have to do on in Caterpillarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early commissioners. But yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a package worth some kind of incentives for he acknowledged not $45 million. having â&#x20AC;&#x153;a lot of experiSuch tax exemptions enceâ&#x20AC;? in reaching out to almost any company that and other incentives prospective industries. comes here.â&#x20AC;? are not unusual, here or Reddish provided the elsewhere, in competicommissioners with tions for new jobs between different commucomparisons of what other comparable cities nities. Incentives may not decide the winner, spend on economic development. Most spend but industries expect them nonetheless. more, and many own shovel-ready land or Paying for more effective efforts might cost an industrial parks where industries can locate additional half-million dollars a year, county (ACC doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t). Manager Alan Reddish told commissionersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; He also took a stab at a possible budget for equivalent to a tax increase of less than $10 the new department: $670,000 to cover three on a $150,000 home. employees, additional marketing and incenThe task forceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;made up of citizens and tives, which is more than double the funding businesspeople who finished their report in of the present EDF. The difference, commisSeptemberâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t advise extensive changes sioners suggested, could come from slightly in how ACC tries to lure new employers, but higher taxes, probably less than one-fifth mill rather stronger leadership, better funding and (or $10 more for a typical home). better communication between the various â&#x20AC;&#x153;A modest commitment to a millage rate authorities and departments who are already increase will be necessary if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to doing economic development. It also sugkeep our economic goals,â&#x20AC;? Commissioner gested taking a broader view to see Athens Hoard said. as a music and cultural venue, health-services In many places, private donations and provider, and retirement town. fundraising from businesses help support

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economic development efforts. An in-house Denson said she will put the plan on the department could also accept such donations, commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agenda for discussion Nov. 15 county Attorney Bill Berryman told Flagpole. and a vote Dec. 4. The agenda-setting meet(An earlier Oconee county study suggested ing has been moved up a week due to the that private funding Thanksgiving holiday. for a credible jobs The committee â&#x20AC;&#x153;A modest commitment to a effort could bring in $3 didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t discuss other million.) millage rate increase will be task force recommendaMore good-paying tions, such as hiring jobs (like industrial, an ombudsman to help necessary if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to health care or biotech business owners negokeep our economic goals.â&#x20AC;? jobs) are seen as a tiate the zoning and prime solution to permitting processes, Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; high poverty rate, and ACCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commisbut they said they are interested in forming a sioners have grown impatient with Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; oft- council to coordinate among various economic criticized failings in economic development. development groups like the Classic Center and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to do the peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business of the Downtown Development Authority. economic development differently,â&#x20AC;? Hoard said. John Huie

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Regardless of how the presidential race turns out, Georgia Republicans should have something significant to celebrate on the morning after the election. Eight years after the GOP first took control of the General Assembly in the 2004 elections, they are poised to win more than two-thirds control of both legislative chambers. The achievement of two-thirds control would enable Republicans to pass any piece of legislation, even constitutional amendments, without the need to ask for a single vote from a Democratic legislator. That accomplishment would cap an amazing transformation of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s political power over the past 10 years. Coming into the 2002 elections, Democrats had controlled the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office and the General Assembly for more than a century. After Sonny Perdue upset Roy Barnes in that 2002 governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race, the Democratic Partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s power quickly crumbled, and the GOP steadily took command of state government. This turnabout has occurred during a period when Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s demographic trends suggested that Democrats at least should have been able to hold their own with the newly ascendant GOP. The stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s electorate has become more diverse in recent years. The percentage of white voters has declined to less than 60 percent over the past decade, while the number of black and Latino voters has increased. Even with more voters who typically tend to vote Democratic, Republicans have continued to build stronger majorities in the Legislature and have swept all of the statewide elected offices. This constitutional majority brings the controlling party an enormous amount of power, but it can also be a mixed blessing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That creates new problems for the majority party,â&#x20AC;? said Steve Anthony, who was a top aide to House Speaker Tom Murphy back when Democrats held majority control of the

Legislature. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can lull you into a false sense of security, and your game is not as sharp as when you have a closer majority.â&#x20AC;? The move towards a GOP super-majority has also resulted in more racial polarization of the two political parties. The Republicans in elective office are largely white and heavily male, with occasional exceptions. The Democratic faction in the General Assembly has basically become an expanded version of the Black Caucus, with a handful of white legislators from urban districts. Conservative Republicans donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to bargain with their more liberal counterparts on the Democratic side of the aisle, and that cuts a large portion of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population out of the political process. In a caucus whose membership exceeds 120, you have a faction of Republican lawmakers who align themselves with ultraconservative groups on issues outside the mainstream of state politics. These conservatives are expected to push for passage of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;personhood amendmentâ&#x20AC;? to the state constitution that would declare a newly fertilized egg to have the same rights as a fully grown human being. Such a law would make all forms of abortion as well as in-vitro fertilizations illegal in Georgia. If Republicans pile up especially large majorities in the House and Senate, the legislative leadership might be persuaded that they really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to adopt stronger ethics laws or limitations on lobbyist spendingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;even though the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voters demonstrated with their July 31 straw votes that they want these measures to become law. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A constitutional majority is like being married to Britney Spears: it may look good on the front end, but it could be a nightmare when it actually happens,â&#x20AC;? joked Republican pollster Mark Rountree. Tom Crawford

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several professional offices and a tapas bar. Though the interior of the building has Two weeks ago, I attended the Athens changed over time, the envelope and façade Clarke Heritage Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Third Annual remain intact, which brings us to our next Historic Pub Crawl on the corner of Historic stop, The Volstead. Avenue and Cold Beer Street. A great time was Built in 1893 and restored to its original had by all as we crawled through five historic appearance in 2011, The Volstead won the watering holes while enjoying tasty Terrapin Athens Clarke Heritage Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 brews. I was impressed not only by the history Outstanding Rehabilitation Award. The owners, of each building we visited, but by the way Brian and Chris Holloway, were able to restore theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been preserved. the triple-stone arcade façade after finding a photograph in a newspaper advertisement for T. Flemming and Sons hardware and vehicles, the former tenants of the building. The Hollways wanted to be as true to the historic fabric as they could. In addition to restoring the façade, they also exposed the original pressed tin ceiling inside and on the patio, and restored the iron Corinthian columns that run through the center of the building. Though the original The Volstead, a bar in a 110-year-old Clayton Street building renovated by Brian heart pine flooring and and Chris Holloway last year. pressed tin ceiling had to be removed to create I do, however, wonder if my impresthe kitchen, the flooring was repurposed as sions were a bit tainted by the beer goggles. the bar top, and the original ceiling panels are Perhaps you could take a self-guided tour now the bar front. I was very pleased to see yourself and see if you agree. this historic building restored to its former Our first stop was The Branded Butcher. glory. Built in the 1930s, this simplified, geometric We then crawled across the street to the Art Moderne building complements the adjaMad Hatter, which made me very excited cent Georgia Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Deco motifs. Like because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always thought this was one of many Art Moderne buildings, The Branded the greatest spaces in town. Built in 1910, Butcher has large, single-paned windows, the Max Joseph Building housed the James which were popular then due to advancements Music Co. and a Masonic lodge. By the 1920s, in glass-making. The original occupant was it was known as the Moss Auditorium. (The the Palmisano Radio Co. in the 1930s. The site façade is small, but the windowless side has also been the home of several bakeries, stretches halfway down Wall Street. Perhaps a beauty shop, a dressmaker, a radio station, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why it was named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wallâ&#x20AC;? Street?). us.

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Luckily, Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee and Pub succeeded where Blue Sky Coffee failed. In the 1930s, when department stores began opening downtown, this space housed the Gallant-Belk Co., which it remained until the 1960s. (J.C. Penney opened next door in the 40s, and Macyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opened in the Michael Brothers Building in the 50s.) This whole section of Clayton Street declined in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s as sprawl and shopping malls pushed commerce away from downtown and towards the suburbs. The building sat vacant for years before being turned into lofts and bars in the 1990s. After a Terrapin Rye, Hopsecutioner and Hop Karma, we then visited Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee and Pub for the high-gravity Monkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Revenge, where I channeled many great writers and Athenians of the past. (Thankfully, I was pretty familiar with the last two stops.) Built in 1900, the building originally had two storefronts, office space upstairs and a basement to house the Columbia Tailoring Co., followed by the Hinton Securities and Transfer Co., the Georgia Railroad terminal manager and, later on, several professional offices from the 1930s through 1960s. By the 1970s the whole of downtown began to shift to cater to college students, and this building became home to the clothing store Glass of Hillwall (known for hippie attire) and in 1986 became Ruthless Records. Many of us are familiar with Blue Sky Coffee

(sniffleâ&#x20AC;Ś tear), which occupied this space from 1995 to 2004. Its failed expansion took out the center wall. Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s somehow managed to do exactly what Blue Sky had set out to do when they expanded (coffee, booze and late-night hours), but much more successfully. Rage Hair Studio has occupied the secondfloor space for more than 10 years. Our last stop was The Grotto, formerly Rye Bar, DTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Down Under and The Downstairs, where we enjoyed a delicious Moo Hoo. This vernacular Beaux Arts building was constructed in 1910 to house the Taylors Electric Co., but since the 1930s the building has repeatedly been used as various retail stores and apartments. There are a few businesses around town that have utilized the basement space of buildings. I think the inner child in many people is what makes a basement successful. (Personally, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to see an attic!) The former storage space, astrologerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, and grungy bar is now an intimate cocktail lounge. Joining the ACHF on their pub crawl was a great and enjoyable way to see how historic spaces downtown are being utilized today and learn about the history and preservation of them. Downtown is full of history; I wonder what the future will bring. Stella Smith


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Uniquely Normal: New Campus Draws Praise from Residents


Jessica Luton

t’s 10 p.m. at Normal Bar. Owner Bain Mattox serves up out of local stores and enjoy their neighborhood as much as of recreational activities. “I’m pretty sure I saw people throwdrinks and chats with regulars in the dimly lit, cozy comthey enjoy their own home, he says. ing a Frisbee there the other day,” Sibilsky says. munity establishment that’s decorated in artifacts of area “It’s a tight-knit neighborhood,” Sibilsky says. “There are Despite a bevy of benefits surrounding this new campus, history. For a brief moment, the hustle and bustle at the a lot of people outside walking their dogs, riding their bikes. balancing a University campus with residential neighborhoods bar stops as patrons stop to admire and honor the sound of a There’s a commercial corridor right here on Prince Avenue that also causes struggles. An effort to designate the Buena Vista bugle blaring from a speaker outside. has anything from restaurants to bars to hardware stores. And Heights neighborhood a historic district is just one way of For 57 years, ensigns at the Navy Supply Corps School heard it’s all within walking distance.” putting up safeguards to maintain this beloved local neighbor“Reveille” as a wake-up call, and each night the bugle signaled The new campus has meant an increase in public transhood’s cultural independence. lights-out with “Taps.” Mattox missed the bugle calls when portation in the area with a UGA bus running along Prince Many owners of rental properties, builders and those who the Navy school moved to Rhode Island in 2010. Other area Avenue to South Campus every 20 minutes. While this service would like to redevelop their lots oppose the district because residents told him they felt the same, so he mounted a large was mainly intended as a benefit to UGA students or employthey believe it would stifle their creativity and unfairly restrict speaker on the roof of the bar and acquired a timer-controlled ees who live in the area, other Normaltown residents also their rights. But supporters argue that historic designation for system that blasts reveille at 8 a.m. and taps at 10 p.m. are taking advantage of the new transportation, said Historic Buena Vista would allow for new construction and the remodel“People love it,” he says. “There were actually two older Boulevard Neighborhood Association President Dan Lorentz. ing of existing homes in the area, but it would also preserve women here who had been in Normaltown for a long time, and A simple wave and the bus will stop and let you on free at the area’s collection of mostly smaller, modest homes. Historic one of them got kind of teary when they first heard it. But Athens Transit stops. Residents certainly appreciate it, espedesignation, along with complete streets and an updated zoneveryone is like, ‘Yeah, that’s awesome.’ And they get kind of cially after Athens Transit cut service to the area just last year. ing plan, should be adopted to ensure responsible development quiet when it goes off.” “When UGA announced the new, more frequent bus service along the Prince Avenue corridor, Lorentz says. Just a few steps down the road, history is written in brick along Prince Avenue, our neighborhood listserv lit up with “People who are here already really like living in these and mortar at the University of Georgia’s new Health Sciences excitement,” Lorentz says. “The frequency of service and UGA’s neighborhoods, and many people moving to Athens seek out Campus. Originally a teachers’ college, the these very neighborhoods,” he says. “If we Normal School for Women, in the early 1800s, it don’t work to maintain their character and passed through other hands and, from 1953 to walkability, Athens will lose some important 2010, the Navy trained young officers there. assets. Campuses and office buildings aren’t When UGA took over the campus in 2011, all that matters for a city’s economic developneighbors saw its arrival as a boost for business ment. Neighborhoods—their character and their and transportation and a gift of green space. walkability—should matter, too.” Yet they can’t help but worry what the 800The Health Sciences Campus is likely to be a pound gorilla in their midst might do in years good neighbor for the area, so long as developto come, if 56 acres begins to feel too small. ment around the campus is done responsibly, Just as Milledge Avenue residents must contend Lorentz says. with an ever-present battle to coexist with “The medical campus is a big reason for the Greek life and rowdy undergraduate students, increased interest in development in general residents in Normaltown are cautiously optimisalong and near the Prince Avenue corridor,” tic about what the new Health Sciences Campus he says. “Most people living in Buena Vista, may mean for their neighborhoods in years to in Boulevard, Cobbham and other areas near come. the medical campus accept and welcome new, So far, the university has been a good more dense development along Prince Avenue, neighbor with money to spend. Its architectural as long as its done in a way that preserves the team is going to great lengths to renovate great residential neighborhoods that border it.” The University of Georgia has removed the wrought-iron fence from its new Health Sciences Campus at sagging mid-century structures and preserve UGA’s decision to tear down Rutherford Hall Prince and Oglethorpe avenues. original buildings such as Winnie Davis Hall, caused some skepticism of UGA’s plans for the built in 1902 and named for Jefferson Davis’ Health Sciences campus. However, last month’s daughter. The former dormitory for Normal School ladies is now generosity in welcoming all riders—even offering to stop at reversal on closing Legion Pool proves the importance of comthe administrative headquarters for the medical partnership Athens Transit stops and not just UGA stops—was very well munity residents speaking up about preserving beloved, unibetween UGA and Georgia Regents University Augusta, formerly received.” versity-owned structures. While plans for the Health Sciences the Medical College of Georgia. In the foyer, glass-faced cabiAnother obvious difference since the opening of the camCampus include filling in an old pool rumored to be the first nets display mementos of Winnie Davis, the Normal School and pus: the removal of the black iron fences that were installed on desegregated pool in town, UGA’s focus on preserving strucother past glories. the Navy school perimeter following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. tures like a Carnegie library built in 1910, shows their commitChange in this neighborhood is evident inside Normal Bar, The fence along Prince Avenue is now gone for good, and the ment towards preservation. So far, UGA has done a good job at where long-time patrons are sharing space with students and campus is open to the public. Now that they’re gone, neighbor- preserving historic structures and being a good neighbor to the professors who are walking over from campus at the end of the hood residents have taken notice. Normaltown neighborhood, Lorentz says. day—recovering from a big test or just winding down. Walking, “Taking down the fences has made the campus seem more “I can’t speak for everyone living near the UGA Health it seems, is an ingrained part of Normaltown culture, along approachable, more part of the neighborhood,” Lorentz says. Sciences Campus,” he says, “But for my neighbors in Boulevard, with cycling and taking public transportation when possible. “People have definitely noticed this, and I think, over time, it I think it’s fair to say we’ve been impressed with the changes For Cord Sibilsky, a real estate agent who has lived in will become natural for folks to think of the medical campus as that have happened and with UGA’s efforts to keep us informed Normaltown for several years now, the friendly atmosphere and part of the larger neighborhood.” and to listen to us.” walkability of the neighborhood make it unique. People who With its broad lawns and mature trees and shrubs, the don’t isolate themselves in cars are more likely to nip in and 56-acre campus is a park-like setting that lends itself to a host Jessica Luton



grub notes

art notes

The Return of the Sultan

Colorful Characters

Welcome Back: The reopening of a beloved shuttered restaurant is much like the return to Athens of a good friend who’s moved elsewhere: both very rare and wonderful when it happens. When The Sultan closed on the Atlanta Highway, vacating the small strip shopping center in front of Best Buy where it had operated for some years, serving tasty Middle Eastern food and retailing relevant groceries, it promised it would rise again,

wraps, several soups (one featuring chicken and rice is as comforting as mull but with more complex spicing) and big, fresh salads. The shawarma isn’t as well executed as the gyro, and the latter will make you ashamed of all the inferior gyros you’ve eaten, with a savory fattiness that doesn’t tip over into pure grease. The dinner menu adds even more options, with kabobs, kibbeh, sautéed lamb and roasted chicken.

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The Sultan owner Zouheir Abouharb closer to the middle of town. I didn’t believe it. I’ve heard that kind of statement and seen no results all too often. But, lo and behold, Zouheir Abouharb has made good on his words, taking over the space at 1074 Baxter St. that most recently housed Stuffed Burger and has been a revolving door ever since Chef Wolfgang’s left it years ago. The interior hasn’t changed much since the last tenant, but the elaborately patterned wallpaper may work even better in its new context, and a new flatscreen plays Middle Eastern music videos. The patio out front should be a nice addition once the weather warms up again. The menu is a godsend for vegans, with a majority of items marked as meeting their dietary restrictions, and both meat and veggie options contain plenty of tastiness. I’ve always been a big fan of the dolmeh (stuffed grape leaves) at the restaurant, and although they can be a little mushy, they still have considerable flavor. Arnabeet maqli, sautéed cauliflower dosed with za’atar (a mix of spices, mostly sumac, with its distinctive sour tang and red color) is likewise a bit overcooked, but the taste is delicious, and the chunks that have begun to caramelize and get chewy are exceptional. The problem with the appetizer section is that too much of it is appealing, necessitating tough choices, a visit with a large party or a substantial budget. One way to sample an array of items is to order the Sultan combo, which comes with excellent hummus, silky and flavorful baba ghannouj (a purée of smoky eggplant, garlic, tahini, lemon juice and olive oil) and a couple of small but tasty and well fried falafel. Warm pita accompanies it, but not enough of it, unless you really pile the dips on. Even if you order all this, you’ll miss the labne (a sour cream dip), the fried potatoes, the spinach pastries and the zucchini fries. On the back of the menu are the mains, including manaeesh (a Lebanese pizza of sorts, which requires an extra 20 minutes to prepare), an array of

The restaurant also still serves gelato by Il Gelato, in Watkinsville, which makes a delicious product. The grocery selection has been scaled back but has a refrigerated case full of tubs of Bulgarian feta, olives, rosewater syrup, candies, etc. The Sultan is open for lunch and dinner six days a week and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. It sells nonalcoholic beer, does take-out and takes credit cards. Expanded: The café at UGA’s Main Library, ‘Tween the Pages, was never more than a place to grab a refrigerated, pre-made sandwich and a Coke, but with the whole building impressively renovated, it, too, has undergone some alterations. Relocated but still to your left when you walk in, it now makes use of a tiny TurboChef oven to heat hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, pretty tasty and large slices of quiche studded with bacon and veggies, hot dogs and more to order, which you can key in on a touchscreen as you step up to the counter. The back wall contains a nacho station and a hot bar with soup and two hot entrées daily, usually pasta-based. Breakfast features bagel sandwiches and sausage biscuits. Is any of it amazing? No, but it’s a step up. I remain a fan of La Fonda Dawgs, which sets up its cart on Jackson Street, behind the library, grilling tasty hot dogs and retailing chips and canned drinks at reasonable prices, but when the weather is rainy or school isn’t in session, he’s not always to be found, whereas the library is almost always open. What Up?: Fresh Market and Stripling’s are now open, retailing fairly different kinds of food, the former in Beechwood and the latter at highways 78 and 53. LongHorn Steakhouse is open in its new Atlanta Highway location. Chango’s downtown on Clayton Street and Sisters Creole Market have both closed. Hillary Brown

Mad, Mad World: Best known for his work with n Less Is More: The Lamar Dodd School E.C. Comics and Mad magazine, cartoonist of Art’s upcoming group exhibition, and illustrator Jack Davis (see this week’s “Minimalish,” includes video installations by cover) has touched on nearly every aspect Ally Smith and Sam Tankersly, photography of American pop culture over the span of by Taryn Kelly, a sculptural installation by his career, creating iconic graphic images Amanda Carlock, a sound sculpture by Chris for everything from comics, album covers Howe and performance works by Caitlin and movie posters to magazines, national Glennon and Ted Kuhn. With the exception advertising campaigns and the Southeastern of Sam Tankersly, who is pursuing a degree Conference. in interdisciplinary studies, each artist is a Davis attended UGA on the GI Bill in 1946, student majoring in Art-X: Expanded Forms, an studying under Lamar Dodd and drawing as area focusing on the research and experimena staff artist for the Red & Black and an offtation of technology and time-based forms of campus humor publication named Bullsheet. art. While his distinctive depictions of SEC Football “Instead of working our specific pieces mascots brawling have long been immortalized towards an over-generalized whole, we took within Athens, the Georgia Museum of Art’s an over-generalized term, ‘minimalism,’ and current exhibit “Beyond the Bulldog: Jack generalized it even further… We think of it as Davis,” curated by local cartoonist and Fluke reclaiming a classification that is no longer Mini-Comics Festival co-organizer (and somepotent for describing specific works of art time Flagpole illustrator) Patrick Dean, focuses effectively,” Kuhn elaborates. on his lesser known works. “I’m quick to not dismiss Davis’ work with the University, but I do get the impression that a lot of people are unaware of his work even outside of his Time, TV Guide and Mad magazine work… The focus of the show eventually fell into his early comics and humor work and some more somber illustration pieces right before his commercial art career took off,” says Dean, who also serves as a board member for the Jack Davis Foundation. With a particular affinity towards portrayPhotography by Taryn Kelley is on display at the LDSOA through Nov. 23. ing tales of horror, the American Civil War and Kuhn’s performance, which incorporates cowboys of the Wild West, the selected works sound and video projections, is the first in exemplify Davis’ pervasive sense of lighta set named “4 Performances for a Room,” hearted exuberance through wacky caricatures with the subsequent performances taking and irreverent, often satirical, images. While the exhibit does have a few vibrantly place on Nov. 13, 16 & 23. The exhibition opens on Friday, Nov. 9, with a reception from colorful pieces such as the cover of Mad 7–9 p.m. in Gallery 101, and will be on display #27—in which a chaotic crowd of celebrithrough Friday, Nov. 23. ties, political figures and other characters step aside for the 1956 New Year’s Baby—the Call for Art: A newly established showcase majority of works presented in “Beyond the centered on emerging music and innovative Bulldog” are black-and-white illustrations. art, Athens Slingshot, is currently accept“Davis has an amazing skill with crosshatching. He’d always used it in his work since ing applications for completed or proposed the beginning, but when Mad went from being works of art to be displayed in both indoor and outdoor venues around the west side of a color comic to its more recognizable format downtown during the festival. The showcase, of a black-and-white magazine in 1955, Davis’ set for Mar. 8 & 9, the weekend before South crosshatching became tighter to make up for by Southwest, was envisioned to place Athens the lack of color,” Dean explains. The quality of detail in original comic illus- as a steppingstone on the itineraries of more trations was often diminished during the resiz- bands traveling through the Southeast on their route to Austin. In addition to perforing and formatting process of producing final mances by both local and national musicians, versions for print, but the larger-scale works organizers intend to include industry talks, on display reveal Davis’ true meticulousness— mobile recording units and rare collaborative even preserving a few draft marks in pencil playing sessions. The goal of the art portion beneath the flawless ink. Original art from of the festival is to promote specifically “Upon Reflection,” a werewolf story featured non-traditional forms, focusing on works that in the very last issue of Tales From the Crypt, integrate interactivity, social media, locative is presented alongside an original copy of media, installation and performance art as well the 1955 comic, turned to the same page, for as unusual fixed media video and sound works. viewers to compare. Proposal applications are due Nov. 15 and The exhibit also includes a few records feacan be found online at www.athensslingshot. turing album art by Davis, including Dracula’s com/submissions.html. Any questions can be Greatest Hits by Gene Moss & the Monsters directed to and Life Can Be Miserable by Homer & Jethro. “Beyond the Bulldog: Jack Davis” is on display Jessica Smith through Jan. 6.



movie dope Some releases may not be showing locally this week. • indicates new review ALEX CROSS (PG-13) I’ve never read one of James Patterson’s bestsellers featuring police detective/forensic psychologist Alex Cross, but I did see Kiss the Girls, which I recall enjoying. Alex Cross is no Kiss the Girls. In Detective Dr. Cross’ third cinematic case, Tyler Perry takes over for the much more capable Morgan Freeman, who portrayed Cross in Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. This movie would have been more entertaining had Perry also donned his fat suits and pursued Picasso as Cross, Madea and her brother, Joe; Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Alex Cross is a bad movie idea I could get behind. ARGO (R) Ben Affleck’s career revival continues with what might be his best directing effort yet; as life-or-death as the tension gets, the movie is ultimately a less grueling entertainment experience than either The Town or Gone Baby Gone. Revealing the once classified story of how the CIA rescued six American hostages in the midst of the Iranian Revolution, Argo is both an intriguing modern history lesson and a compelling, old-fashioned Hollywood thriller. The Academy will certainly recognize Argo, the year’s best, most accessible release to date, in its expanded best picture race. BEERTICKERS (NR) The undisputed Beerticker of Britain (and most likely, the world), Brian Moore has spent the last three decades drinking and recording over 38,000 different beers. The documentary Beertickers: Beyond the Ale follows Brian, Dave Unpronounceable, Mick the Tick and Gazza Prescott on a journey through British drinking culture. Classic City Brewfest founder Owen Ogletree and Terrapin brewer Spike Buckowski will introduce the film and discuss the UK brewery featured in the film, with whom Terrapin will be collaborating on a highly-anticipated winter ale. Come early for a pint from Griffin, Georgia’s English-style brewpub, Eagle & Lion. (Ciné) CHASING MAVERICKS (PG) A young surfer, Jay Moriarty (Johnny Weston), enlists a local legend named Frosty (Gerard Butler) to train him to tackle one of the biggest waves on the planet, a mythic Maverick. One expects more from the sports drama that results from a teaming of two of Hollywood’s more interesting filmmakers, Curtis Hanson and Michael Apted, than Chasing Mavericks delivers. The

surfing cinematography glides and roils as expected; the drama regurgitated by Kario Salem’s script is so by-the-numbers it can be predicted from scenes in advance. The clichés that Salem offers as characters don’t give Butler, Weston, Elisabeth Shue or the cast of mostly unknowns much with which to work. Landlocked, wannabe surfers might enjoy the movie; most anyone else can expect one long day at the beach. CHICAGO (PG-13) 2002. The Academy-award winning musical stars Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones as murderous vaudeville performers in corrupt, 20s era Chicago. (UGA Tate Theater) CLOUD ATLAS (R) It’s become widely accepted that the Wachowskis have disappointed with every release since 1999’s The Matrix. For the ambitious Cloud Atlas, the siblings have excitedly teamed up with Tom Tykwer, whose only great film was 1998’s stunning Run Lola Run, so while expectations for the trio’s three hour epic run high, they should rightly be tempered. The lush, imaginative film’s most serious flaw is its repertory, several of whom (Oscar winners Hanks and Berry, most notably) seem out-of-place in the film’s fantastical future bookend. 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 comic book-ends a great the all-time greatest superhero trilogy. • FLIGHT(R) Robert Zemeckis returns to live action movies for adults (since 2000’s Cast Away) with this Denzel Washington-starring after-work special about alcoholism dressed up as an airplane crash drama. Captain Whip Whitaker (Washington) may be a great pilot, but he’s not such a great guy. Yet while hungover, still drunk and high on coke, Whitaker saves most of the 102 souls on flight 227 after a mechanical failure requires him to pull off an unconventional crash landing. Starring a big handful of swell actors— Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood, John Goodman, Melissa Leo join Washington—Flight calls to mind a ‘70s issue movie (something Sidney Lumet or Norman Jewison might have directed Al Pacino in) wrapped in a tense, quasi-legal drama. Every part is exceptional, though it is Washington’s

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latest award-worthy turn (his first since 2007’s American Gangster) who lifts the movie above the cloudy inspirational moralizing that probably would have occurred with another star (say Will Smith). FUN SIZE (PG-13) This teen Halloween comedy is the cinematic equivalent of getting those orange and black wrapped peanut butter candies while trick or treating at some old lady’s house. Wren (Victoria Justice, “Zoey 101”) loses her Spider-Man-costumed little brother, Albert (Jackson Nicoll), on Halloween and enlists her shallow BFF, April (Jane Levy), and the nerdy kid who’s crushing on her, Roosevelt (Thomas Mann, Project X), in her quest to find lil’ bro. Director Josh Schwartz tapped the teenage zeitgeist twice on TV (“The O.C.” and “Gossip Girl”), but his small screen talents fail to translate to the big screen in his feature directing debut. Fun Size is not funny at any size, despite a script from “The Colbert Report” writer Max Werner. HERE COMES THE BOOM (PG-13) Adam Sandler’s made plenty of pictures worse than this Kevin James vehicle about outlandish ways to save

Elton John also offers his perspective on Lennon’s New York years. David Barbe, Director of the Music Business Certificate Program in the Terry College of Business, will introduce the film. (Ciné) LINCOLN (PG-13) Who better than Steven Spielberg to bring our 16th president to the big screen? As the Civil War rages, Daniel Day-Lewis’ Abraham Lincoln battles members of Congress and his own cabinet over his decision to emancipate the slaves. The cast is phenomenal. Emmy winner Tony Kushner (“Angels in America”) adapted the nonfiction bestseller, Team of Rivals, for Spielberg. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Robert Todd Lincoln, Sally Field as Mary Todd, Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens, Jared Harris as Ulysses S. Grant, David Strathairn as William Seward and many more. MAGIC MIKE (R) Acclaimed filmmaker Steven Soderbergh’s peek beneath the thong that barely covers the underworld of Florida’s male strippers is a thoroughly entertaining and humanistic slice of life flick; imagine a less polyester-clad Saturday Night

We call it the MaxiPad. education. James’ Scott Voss is a high school biology teacher who turns to MMA to fund the extracurriculars at his struggling school. An appealing supporting cast includes Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler, Greg Germann and real life MMA fighter Bas Rutten (after an appearance in Paul Blart: Mall Cop and voice work in Zookeeper, he’s becoming a James regular) to assist the extremely likable James in an odd, family-friendly mash-up of educational messages and inspirational sports, where the sports are extremely vicious. It doesn’t NOT work, but more refined audiences will cringe at the movie’s genial attitude toward violence. 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. Horror movie fans will prefer ParaNorman, but the kids will love checking into Hotel Transylvania. LENNONYC (NR) Screening as part of the 2012 Spotlight on the Arts at UGA, this Peabody Award winning episode of PBS’ “American Masters” program examines John Lennon and his time in New York City. Yoko Ono collaborated on Michael Epstein’s doc, providing interviews, never before heard studio recordings, never before seen concert outtakes, home movies and more.

Fever. Alabama native Channing Tatum stars as Magic Mike, a nice guy with a rocking bod and killer dance moves who longs to make custom furniture. (UGA Tate Theater) • THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS (R) Wu-Tang Clan impresario RZA co-wrote (with Hostel’s Eli Roth), directed and stars in this kung fu love song that also features Oscar winner Russell Crowe?! (Apparently, Crowe agreed to star in RZA’s flick after working with the rapper-turned-filmmaker on The Next Three Days.) Ironically, RZA the actor is the biggest flaw in RZA the filmmaker’s surprisingly effective directorial debut. A blacksmith (RZA) is joined by a British soldier (Crowe) and several mercenaries and assassins to save a village from some nasty invaders. This cool, quirky genre flick lacks any true crossover potential (folks just coming in for Russell Crowe will be pretty confused) but kung fu fans like RZA will be in the heaven of bloody, quick fists and bronze-bodied baddies. . MIDDLE OF NOWHERE (R) Medical school student Rudy (Emayatzy Corinealdi) drops out of school to care for her incarcerated husband, Derek (Omari Hardwick, Sparkle), after he is sentenced to eight years in prison. In her feature writing-directing debut, Ava DuVernay won the Sundance Film Festival’s Dramatic Directing Award and was nominated for the festival’s

ultimate prize, the Grand Jury Prize. With David Oyelowo (the Red Tails star with upcoming roles in Lincoln and Jack Reacher). (Ciné) PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (R) PA4 also fails to develop the intriguing mythology introduced by its immediate predecessor. Boo on all counts. Skip this exceedingly weak entry in what, for three movies, had been a smart, effective horror franchise. If you ignore this advice, stick around through the credits for what looks like a teaser of the next installment. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER PG-13. Stephen Chbosky directs the adaptation of his 1999 book of the same name about a high school freshman dealing with isolation, new friends and a disturbed past. The book is one of the best modern stories about less than golden high school experiences. PITCH PERFECT (PG-13) The movie lacks any message stronger than a cappella is a lot of fun, and the comic ensemble, including John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks, lend a spiteful, humorous edge to what could have just been a bland radio friendly hit. PSYCHO (NR) 1960. Ciné starts their Alfred Hitchcock 35mm revival series with one of Hitch’s most popular films. The auteur’s classic chiller is considered the proto-typical slasher film and set the standard for horror to come, be that good or bad. (Ciné) A ROYAL AFFAIR (R) A young queen, Caroline Mathilde (Alicia Vikander), falls for the royal physician, Johann Friedrich Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen, Casino Royale villian Le Chiffre and Hannibal Lecter in the upcoming TV series, “Hannibal”), who is caring for her insane royal hubby, King Christian VII of Denmark (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard). Director Nikolaj Arcel adapted The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for its original Swedish-language film. Arcel and Rasmus Heisterberg won the Silver Berlin Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlin International Film Festival. SAMSARA (NR) Director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson are reunited some 20 years after their award winning collaboration on Baraka and some 27 years after their first film, Chronos. Samsara (Sanskrit for “the ever turning wheel of life”) took nearly five years to film and covers sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites and natural wonders in twenty-five countries on five continents. Talk about epic; it was also shot on 70-millimeter film. Winner of the Dublin Film Critics Award for Best Documentary. (Ciné) THE SALT OF LIFE (NR) Writerdirector-actor Gianni Di Gregorio follows up his 2010 sleeper hit and directorial debut, Mid-August Lunch, with 60-year-old Gianni finding retirement not so fulfilling. Tired of feeling invisible to everyone, especially his wife (Elisabetta Piccolomini), Gianni starts chasing younger ladies like his old codger pals. (Ciné) SIDE BY SIDE (NR) Keanu Reeves produces this documentary about both the digital and photochemical filmmaking process. Christopher Kenneally’s second feature documentary (his first was Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating) boasts interviews with an impressive list of filmmaking luminaries including James Cameron, David Fincher,

David Lynch, Robert Rodriguez, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, Danny Boyle, Richard Linklater, George Lucas, Christopher Nolan, the Wachowskis (Andy and Lana) and Lars von Trier. Any film geek should find this doc compelling, given the current digitalization of film. (Ciné) SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D (R) Adapting videogames to the big screen is tricky. Christophe Gans and Roger Avary’s 2006 Silent Hill set the (admittedly low) bar for a great videogame adaptation. Rose Da Silva’s trek to save her daughter Sharon from the titular town’s evil cultists was creepy and atmospheric, yet utterly nonsensical. SINISTER (R) Sinister, the new film from Scott Derrickson, is my favorite theatrical horror experience since The Strangers. Ethan Hawke intensely stars as true crime novelist Ellison Oswalt, who has moved his family—pretty wife, tween son, young daughter—into the murder house for the latest crime he is investigating. What he discovers is much deadlier and more demony than he could have imagined. l SKYFALL (PG-13) Bond is back, and I am very excited. Daniel Craig’s 007 returns just in time to save MI6 after M’s (Dame Judi Dench) past comes back to haunt her. Javier Bardem should make a proper villain for Bond to battle. American Beauty director Sam Mendes is the latest filmmaker to take the reins of the longest running franchise EVER. If you don’t know anything about this film, you haven’t been paying attention; Skyfall’s all over the Internet. SOMEBODIES (NR) 2006. UGA alumnus Hadjii’s feature writing, directing and starring debut gets its Athens premiere courtesy of the 2012 Spotlight on the Arts at UGA. A Georgia college student must deal with his religious family and his hard-partying college pals. This movie led to a short-lived, entertaining BET series. The screening will be introduced by Hadjii and costar Kaira Akita, both of whom will be present for a post-film Q&A. A catered reception will follow the screening. (Ciné) STARLET (NR) Twenty-one-year-old Jane (Dree Hemingway) strikes up a strange friendship with elderly Sadie (Besedka Johnson), after finding a stash of money at Sadie’s yard sale. Director Sean Baker created the television show, “Greg the Bunny.” TAKEN 2 (PG-13) Most movies fail to encapsulate the description “unnecessary sequel” as perfectly as Taken 2. (I wish it had had some silly subtitle like Taken 2: Takenier, but alas.) While writer-producer Luc Besson returns, he replaces Taken director Pierre Morel with Transporter 3’s Olivier Megaton. Unfortunately, that substitution brings with it action choreography/cinematography that is far less comprehensible. Add a far too slow opening act to the jumbled action and Taken 2 falls far below the bar set by its surprise success of a predecessor. • WRECK-IT RALPH (PG) In Disney’s latest, Wreck-It Ralph (v. John C. Reilly), the bad guy from popular arcade game Fix-It Felix Jr., decides he wants to be a good guy. Leaving the safety of his own regenerating world, Ralph enters a Halo-ish first-person shooter named Hero’s Duty in search of a medal. Too bad Ralph’s better at wrecking things than fixing them. This cute, inventive cartoon boasts several creative game worlds like the cavityfriendly candyland of Sugar Rush and a treasure trove of easter eggs for lifelong and newer gamers. Director Rich Moore definitely learned a thing or two from his time working on the inside of “The Simpsons.” It’s the heart the film offers viewers of all ages, gamer or not, that sets it apart. Drew Wheeler

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theatre notes threats & promises Classic, Campy and Vampy It’s finally over! The most surreal, absurd comedy in recent memory, the 2012 election, has brought the curtain down at last. Honestly, it feels like this thing ran longer than Cats. Now it’s time to look to the future, patch up all those broken relationships over political arguments on Facebook, buy our “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for _____” bumper stickers and check out some of the live-performance options coming our way in November. Old South Redux: The University Theatre at UGA wraps up its run of The Darker Face of the Earth, the 1996 play by former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, with performances Wednesday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Fine Arts Theater. The play is a retelling of the Oedipus story set in the American South during the bleakest days of slavery and combines elements of Sophocles’ original with African tradition and spirituals of the period. As of this writing I’m not sure how this will turn out, but if it’s handled as well as most

Workin’ It Old-School: The girls and boys, and sometimes both, of Burlesque Beta bring another installment of their monthly talent and variety show to Go Bar on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 p.m. The showcase features music, comedy, bellydancing and tomfoolery in the burlesque tradition. Once an offshoot of Effie’s Club Follies, the Beta folks inform me that Beta is its own independent project now, though many of the Effie’s troupers are still involved, with much of the talent coming out of the local theater community as well. This makes for an always entertaining and always well attended show (get there early). They are also continually looking for new acts and performers; check out their Facebook page for more information. Admission is $3 at the door. Tasty Trio: I’ve been saying for years that while, yes, Athens is renowned as a “music town,” its art scene, its literary scene, its theater scene and its film scene are every bit as vibrant and vital as the boys and girls crunch-

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The University Theatre’s production of Rita Dove’s The Darker Face of the Earth runs through Sunday, Nov. 11. UGA Theatre productions, it should be very powerful. Showtimes are 8 p.m., Thursday– Saturday and 2:30 p.m., Sunday. Tickets are $16, $12 for students, and available by calling 706-542-4400 or online at The Yoke’s on Me: Free Range Comedy returns to Farm 255 on Thursday, Nov. 8 with a new bill of stand-up comedians to ease the pain of your candidate losing (or winning). This month, Luke Douglas Fields, Nate Mitchell, Cherith Fuller and Walker Smith will bring the funny, with Andrea Boyd as MC. Besides being a gifted comic in her own right, Boyd has been making a name for herself as a producer of stand-up events in Athens and a righteous foe of the misconceived saw that “chicks aren’t funny.” Over the past few years, she has worked tirelessly against the boys’club mentality that used to prevail in local stand-up and brought some quality acts to our stages in the process. The show starts at 10:30 p.m., and admission is free.



ing chords and staring at their shoes, and what we should look for in the future is for these scenes to start converging into mixedbill and multimedia events that will produce wonders. On Saturday, Nov. 17, we’ll see one hell of a Venn diagram merging at the 40 Watt when local guerilla horror-comedy-schlock crew Gonzoriffic Films, our town’s premier burlesque troupe Effie’s Club Follies and the sexed-up salsa-punk outfit Los Meesfits team up to blow some minds in a show called “Geek Girls Are Easy… to Talk To.” Gonzoriffic will showcase Pajama Nightmare, a short film they’ve done with the Effie’s girls and the band, then the girls bring their very entertaining “slap-strip” blend of pasties and comedy, and Los Meesfits will wrap up the evening with their raw, funky set of danceable Misfits covers. I’m really looking forward to this show. It all starts at 10 p.m., and admission is $8. For advance tickets, see at John G. Nettles

Music News And Gossip Steady On: Several years ago I was routinely asked to judge open-mic events in Athens. That didn’t last very long—mainly because I refused to give a participation ribbon highfive to every Joe Blow covering frat-dork Jack Johnson songs. However, there was a woman named Sarah Tollerson who stood out from that ragged crowd. She’s now living in Nashville, TN but came back to her native Winder, GA last week to celebrate the release of her second full-length album, Wherever We Go. Tollerson’s music is, generally speaking, pretty lightweight and breezy with diary-style lyrics but, I dunno, there’s still something intangible about her songs. And that’s probably why she always stood out as a real talent in a sea of mere chum. Check her out via sarahtollerson. com or sarahtollerson. Taking the Rough with the Smooch: Shitty Candy & The Circus Peanuts may well be one of the local bands that never fails to irritate me, but I can’t deny it’s got a sparklingly good-looking brandnew video. It’s for the group’s cover of “I Enjoy Being a Girl” from the musical The Flower Drum Song. Although Rodgers & Hammerstein is totally misspelled as “Rogers” in the opening credits, the live action and animation are a nice touch together. But this isn’t Mary Poppins, it’s Shitty Candy and all Eureka California that implies. The video will make its official debut at Max on Thursday, Nov. 8. That night, Shitty Candy teams up with Thunderchief and SheHeHe—the latter of which has been particularly tight and rocking lately even though it still plays that awful “Whale Vagina” song— for a show at the popular drinking establishment. But if you want to peep it now, head to Yes, It Does: I remember the day Athens cyclist and music fan Sam Lane was hit by a motorist on Prince Avenue. I was driving home and passed the awful scene. He suffered massive traumatic brain injury, and his recovery has taken years. Now, five years later, in a very touching turn of events, there was a new collaborative cookbook published last month. It was written by Lane’s best friend’s mother, Katy Houston, who had promised to “feed him back to health.” She made good on that promise by delivering him special desserts every week for over a year. The book contains those recipes, along with Lane’s story. It all sounds so simple on paper, doesn’t it? But the love, dedication and struggle involved in this story is completely overwhelming and thought-provoking. Lane chose the title Sweetness Follows as a hat-tip to the Athens music scene in general (and R.E.M. in particular). There will be a book signing at Avid Bookshop, which is located just one building

over from the Daily Co-Op where Lane volunteered, on Dec. 2 from 3–4 p.m. Lane was primarily attracted to Athens because of our music scene, and his story is so remarkable that if I can’t write about his book in the local music column then I don’t know what. You Sure Miles Davis Done It This Way?: DJ Other Voices, Other Rooms just released his most fully realized mixtape yet. It was recorded back in August with Athens rappers Ced & Roc from Redklay. The music itself—or, in hip-hop parlance, “beats”—was recorded and mixed at home, but the vocals were liter-

ally recorded on a street corner in the Athens neighborhood of New Town. Which is why its title, On the Block, is so appropriate. There’s all sorts of creative samples herein, from New Order, Kraftwerk, Millie Jackson, Clams Casino, David Bowie, et al. And because it was recorded outside in the summertime, you can hear crickets and cicadas. There’s even a freight train rolling through at one point. In other news, Other Voices, Other Rooms says he’s got one more mix of his turntable skills to finish up and upload, but after that, he’s going off the grid for a while. So, go grab On the Block over at and keep summer alive forever. Cats Can Be Cool: I kinda feel bad for never mentioning that Eureka California was releasing its debut album, Big Cats Can Swim, last week. But I’m telling you now, so we’re good, right? The record has already received a huge swath of positive press for its remarkably cohesive and updated style of 1990s slacker indie-rock. The band most recently played New York’s CMJ Music Marathon, and the album was released in a pressing of 500 LPs (digital code included) courtesy of homeboy Mike Turner and HHBTM Records. Keep yourself up to date at


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ew Madrid is a study in contrasts. Its members are painfully green but come across as impossibly seasoned, their collective attitude at once bright-eyed and more realistic than most. The band’s music is both earthy and interstellar, sweet, simple Southern rock blasted into the ionosphere. With its new album, Yardboat—a promising record laden with youthful missteps that verify its humanness—the group makes its debut into Athens music society. Folks elsewhere have noticed, too. When a reporter for a North Carolina daily breathlessly rang the Flagpole office one recent morning, he wasn’t calling to trade media strategies (mainly because that’s not a thing that happens) but rather to inquire about the band he had just heard on a local radio station. Who, he demanded, was this New Madrid? It was a good question. Though the group’s core has been collaborating for several years, it has only recently solidified into a living, breathing unit. In fact, most of the writing that birthed Yardboat was accomplished while most bandmembers, all friends since high school, weren’t even living in the same city. “Some of the songs on there are five years old,” says singer and guitarist Phil McGill. “Other songs have kinda just bubbled up over the last two years.” While McGill has called Athens home for a while now, the group’s remaining three members—Graham Powers, Ben Hackett and Alex Woolley—only moved to the Classic City in August (Hackett and Woolley from Nashville; Powers from Chattanooga). Yardboat bears the signs of fracture. Early songs like “Bee Rapture” and “Magnetoception” are rootsy, stadium-ready rockers that sport heavy My Morning Jacket vibes; “Juniper,” while similarly reverbedout—there is no shortage of the shimmery stuff on Yardboat; too often it feels like a crutch—is an easy folk tune that takes an entirely different approach. And then there’s “Pond,” the 10-minute ambient instrumental, startling in its poise but by all accounts out of place. Despite the record’s flaws, it exhibits the beautiful inconsistency of a group brimming with ideas. Perhaps tellingly, these guys are reluctant to name any one influence, instead rattling off a list of what they have been listening to in the van lately. (Hank Williams, Spiritualized, David Byrne and Ken Burns’

“Jazz” soundtrack come up, a list that does make a weird sort of sense once you hear New Madrid’s music.) “It definitely has a regional [feel] to it,” McGill says of Yardboat. But what really informed the album, he says, was “growing up in the age of BitTorrent and Internet radio, and having a constant flow of everything.” Hackett recalls, “There was one summer where it was Phil, Graham and [me] in Chattanooga, and Alex was up in Nashville. So, we would get together to play music, and there wasn’t a steady rhythm component. That was when we sort of delved into, well, what can we do with what we’ve got?” Hence “Pond,” and the band’s obvious affinity for texture and space—areas New Madrid plans to develop further going forward. The main goal, bandmembers all agree, is “taking time” on any new material (Yardboat, the piecemeal product of years of songwriting, was recorded in only three days) and harnessing the power of a truly collaborative mindset, something that’s possible now that the band is collected in one spot. “Living together and playing together and being able to explore our sound more, it’s definitely gonna change,” McGill says. In keeping with its style, New Madrid’s approach to touring and promotion is both archaic and ultramodern. With no booking agent, record label or publicist, and no desire for any of the above (at least for now), the band aims to build its brand by playing steady regional gigs before attempting any big leap. It’s the classic DIY ethos, emboldened by an Internet-era sense of connectivity and exhibited by a group of talented and committed dudes. There is no shortage of confidence in the New Madrid camp, although, nor is there a glimmer of bravado. This is a group that knows its limitations and thrives because of them, that will continue to develop until, simply, it cannot. That seems a long way off.


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I was asked to chronicle my eating habits over the course of a week, which happened to coincide with a week off from work. I spent that time with my comedian friends: Kyle Kinane, James Fritz, Ian Douglas Terry, Goodrich Gevaart, John-Michael Bond and JMBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife, Emily. We traveled from Chattanooga, TN to Gainesville, FL for Fest 11. I still have diarrhea. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s do this. Tuesday, Oct. 23: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a waitress and manager at Trappeze. I eat almost every meal there. For breakfast, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chicken tacos from the lunchspecial menu. They get the job done but pale in comparison to the little taste I get of an Old Rasputin chocolate mousse ice cream that is being prepared for the evening. I nab my van from the mechanic and rush to Atlanta. JMB drives us to Chattanooga, where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll meet up with Kyle and Fritz. I eat caramel popcorn and a Naked Red Machine smoothie on the way up, because SUGAR. When we hit Chatty, we land at Champyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chicken, a chicken-and-beer shack of much local renown. I eat a two-piece dark meat snack, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good. I ask for a beer list and am ridiculed. The asshole beside me orders a 40 oz. Bud Light. I am out of my element. Still, they have New Belgiumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Red Hoptober. Everything will be OK. After a late night rush back to Atlanta so JMB can work in the morning, I enjoy a night pickle at his apartment. Kosher dill. Not the other thing you were thinking, pervert. I fall asleep drunk. Again. Wednesday, Oct. 24: I wake up swollen and thirsty. Again. Emily and I walk to a juice bar (they still make those?) and each drink whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called a Grand Slam: wheatgrass, ginger, lemon and cranberry. It makes me feel better. I also want rollerblades now. (Just kidding. I always want rollerblades.) I disgrace this healthy choice by inhaling a cheeseburger-bite thing from QuikTrip on my drive back to Athens. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awful, except for the minute itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awesome right at first. I speed to my bossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; house to watch a beautiful beer being brewed before all the comics arrive in town. When we are gathered, I take everyone to Harryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, which yields unanimous praise from my entourage of ding-dongs. I have a pork plate with green beans and marinated beets, as I usually do. Then we head to the show and have all the beers. As we usually do. The night ends with a stop at Subway (itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s late; deal with it), where I get my usual veggie mountain on top of some ham. Everyone is drunk, and there are cops in said Subway. Fritz asks them if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on a â&#x20AC;&#x153;steak-out.â&#x20AC;? They respond, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes.â&#x20AC;? Thursday, Oct. 25: We wake up swollen and thirsty. Again. I make an executive decision to load the van full of people-husks and speed to Ike & Jane. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have homemade donuts!â&#x20AC;? I exclaim. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Does this place haveâ&#x20AC;Ś food,â&#x20AC;? Kyle asks? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry about it. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be fine.â&#x20AC;? We let Fritz sleep, because we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wake him up, because DRINKS. All the Elvis donuts are gone, but there are three lumberjacks left (maple frosting with sausage), and we snatch them up. Kyle inhales his. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I take back the thing about the donuts,â&#x20AC;? he says. I respond, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know.â&#x20AC;? At the house, I gently place a biscuit on Fritzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chest and he wakes, slowly, as though the steamy a.m. sammy has willed him back to life. There is much rejoicing.

On the drive to Gainesville, we stop at Chick-fil-A. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m told they have stopped donating to whatever hateful garbage they were donating to. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still hesitant. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m also starving. We waste many packets of Polynesian sauce for good measure. Hours of driving, a surprise Savagist show and many drinks with old and new friends later, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in a place called Flacoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. A nice young man buys me a chicken taco with pineapple chipotle salsa. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a friend of Goodrichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, whom we have finally met up with. I am sleepy. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s go to bed. Friday, Oct. 26: This is where it starts getting harder to eat and easier to drink. In true music festival fashion, I just kinda drink another beer and forget to put food inside. For lunch, I eat an alligator burrito at Boca Fiesta. Later, I vaguely recall it being perfect. I also try â&#x20AC;&#x153;pineapple upside-down snakeâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D; fried rattlesnake with pineapple. Hell, yes.

tacos at a place. I try to flirt with the waitress but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m slurring my speech something awful. I nap in the van until I am human again. Sunday, Oct. 28: Show day, and all our brains are mush. I decide not to drink today. We go to brunch at The Top. Crème brĂťlĂŠe French toast with booze-soaked fruit, vanilla bourbon cream-dredged toast and 100 percent pure maple syrup. Also, bacon. Yes, I had decided not to drink, but there is no stopping me ordering this meal, because SUGAR. I also finish off someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corn nuggets (them shits is good) and a few fruit cups. My two Fest sets go OK. Not bad; not great. This slight disappointment leads to a natural impulse to drink. JMB finds a comedy open mic up the street. We walk in, get beers and destroy the place. All our other comedy buddies come by and do sets as well. We all agree that even though the crowd is a tenth of the size, it is the best show of the weekend. Kyle Gabe Vodicka


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Later, at The Top, I eat a Good Morning Burger. Fried egg and a pretzel roll. Also, corn nuggets. Fried-up creamed corn bites, basically. These were all amazing and bad for me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m on vacation. Shove it. If I listed every Tecate with a lime that I drank on this day alone, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have my own separate Flagpole. Saturday, Oct. 27: The day starts with waiting in an enormous line to watch Kyle and Fritz do a brunch set. Kyle looks weary, and when we finally talk to him outside, he lifts this little paper to-go coffee cup to eye-level. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, man. The whiskey is eating through the side of the cup.â&#x20AC;? His hand is shaking visibly. Didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see much of him yesterday, but it must have been a good night. In her infinite wisdom, Emily trots off to buy us pizza slices and bottled water. Five Star Pizza, where, last year, I ate at least two whole pies just by myself. This year, this slice was my only one of the week. The mind reels. This will also be my only nourishment until well past adult dinnertime. I finally pull it together and walk alone to redeem my artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meal pass. I gobble down some BBQ brisket

gets a ride from a lady cop. Like, to the hotel. Not jail. To celebrate, we find a Steak â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;N Shake to be obnoxious in. Double Steakburger with fries and a chocolate shake. Of course. It is at least 4 a.m. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s go home, you guys. Monday, Oct. 29: On the bleary-eyed yet cheerful ride home, Emily gets a craving for Jimmy Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. I try to find one, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of dissent in the van. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only one who likes Jimmy Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. We pass a Firehouse Subs. Compromise! Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never been in one before, but the New York Steamer hits me just right. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of a reuben sub, but not really. Also not the other thing you were thinking. Pervert. After we arrive back in Athens, my appetite returns. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m definitely not drinking tonight. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a full week, for Christâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sake! I head to Shokitini and take a quiet seat by myself at the sushi bar. Complimentary salad! Inari nigiri! Shokitini Slammer! Complimentary fried Oreo, because SUGAR! Sake is half off. God damn it. OK, fine. Bring me one. Luke Fields

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Deerhoof Gets Dum ped The Joyous Anguish of

Breakup Song


he optimal listening situation for certain songs is right after you’ve been dumped. You can’t truly appreciate Thin Lizzy’s “Cowboy Song,” a tune about riding the range without that special someone on a horse beside you, unless you’re riding the range without that special someone on a horse beside you. OK, perhaps you don’t have to be riding a horse, but you must be freshly dumped, and alone, and miserable. Same with Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby.” It’s an effective, spectacular tune no matter what your relationship status, but unless your heart’s recently been ripped out, stomped on, chopped up and set on fire, you’re never gonna “get it.” When Mariah sings “You’ll always be a part of me,” that part must no longer be, well, a part, in order for you to fully encounter the song’s soul. Even if your relationship is thriving and perfect, these songs make you want it all to come crashing down. Though they are cloaked in anguish, these are celebratory songs. They transform tragedy into triumph and make suffering from a broken heart an ideal condition—something to aspire to, rather than a nightmare to avoid at all costs. Breakup Song, Deerhoof’s new album, was inspired by this idea. The spastic, noisy and totally danceable songs on the band’s 11th studio album are designed to turn even a room full of brokenhearted sad saps into a jubilant, fist-pumping fiesta. The catch, of course, is that one must first be dumped in order to then party. “Humans can take awful situations and transform them into something useful and positive,” explains Deerhoof guitarist John Dieterich. “The idea is that breaking up will be a joyous occasion, taking something that’s normally considered painful—that you deal with alone—and turning it into a community thing that’s about getting together with people and partying. It’s a different way of dealing with pain.” The bandmembers arrived at this solution after listening to a bunch of popular bands—Dieterich, a gentleman, wouldn’t name names—making oppressively sad music. “[That] music is intentionally wallowing in misery,” he says. “I’m not passing judgement on those bands, but it’s bad medicine for everyone. Happier feelings are shunned, and not considered appropriate for serious music. We think that’s baloney. It’s actually more challenging to make happy music—at least it is for us. It’s counterintuitive in many respects, and it’s a lot of work, but it’s what

we feel the world needs right now. We want to inspire people, not make them sad.” The album title also speaks to the fact that Deerhoof’s four members no longer live in the same city. While Dieterich lives in Albuquerque, guitarist Ed Rodriguez resides in Portland and both singer/bassist Satomi Matsuzaki and drummer Greg Saunier are in New York City. It’s not the first album Deerhoof has made since its members scattered across the country, but in many ways, they were even more broken up during Breakup Song; the songs were written and recorded separately, then emailed around among the band until they were finished. “This is how we did the last album, but it was more extreme this time,” says Dieterich. “It’s kinda liberating to be apart, because it gives you time to refine the ideas until you’re saying exactly what you want to say. It’s hard for me to do that on the spot, working in the same room with people. Sometimes I need to sit and work it out alone.” Like past albums, on Breakup Song Deerhoof sounds like a band perched on the slippery edge of chaos. The album never plunges completely into madness, but songs like the violently jagged “Bad Kids to the Front” and the convulsing, schizophrenic “To Fly or Not to Fly” come awfully close. Still, while it often feels as though bandmembers are charging full speed ahead in opposite directions, the music somehow manages to remain bizarrely coherent. “You’re hearing the tenuous connection between multiple brains,” says Dieterich. “Sometimes there are 20 things we want a song to be, but it can only be one. This band’s never going to run out of ideas. That’s not a fear. The fear is whether we can function as a unit and continue to collaborate, or if we can economically stay afloat. Ever year, I think it might be the last. I don’t want it to ever be.” If Deerhoof ever does break up, at least it’ll be one helluva party. Hopefully, though, that won’t happen. Elliott Sharp

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The World Famous â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited about setting up shop in the west end of downtown Athens,â&#x20AC;? says Eduardo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my favorite neighborhood, anywhere. Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s was the first restaurant I ate at when I moved to Athens 12 years ago. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be nice to breathe some life back into the space.â&#x20AC;? Owners hope to open for business by February 2013. Meanwhile, hot on the heels of that announcement comes the news that another new nightspot, Green Room, will soon open at the 175 N. Lumpkin St. location formerly occupied by El Centro (and for a short, ill-fated time after that by The Hangover Bar). The intimate watering hole and music venue is a project of Georgia Theatre owner Wilmot Greene, and will open for business â&#x20AC;&#x153;in a few weeks,â&#x20AC;? according to Greene. The space has been fully renovated, he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great spot with a cool horseshoe bar, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a little rough for the past few yearsâ&#x20AC;Ś We cleaned the place up real well, installed new flooring and plumbing and all. We built a little stage so we can have shows there. It will be loungy and comfortable and inexpensive, with couches and quirky furniture.â&#x20AC;? And while bands will indeed perform on the newly built stage, Greene says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be taking it slowly, at least initially. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As far as shows, we plan on just seeing how it goes and what works. It will be nice to have a smaller room to book bands in, but we want to focus on the drinks and the atmosphere first.â&#x20AC;? Still, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be music-themed,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Show posters, black walls, signature cocktails, some TVs showing concert DVDsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that kind of stuff. We will not open the second story; that space will be used for office space, to help us grow our businesses.â&#x20AC;? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll post updates on both venues on as we get them. Gabe Vodicka

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ments will be accepted in the future. Tuesdays, 5–8 p.m. & Saturdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. EVENTS: Open House at the Georgia Review (UGA Main Library) (7th Floor) Visitors can view informational and historical displays, speak with the editor and staff of the Georgia Review, and learn about internship opportunities. Coffee and light refreshments served. Nov. 6, 1–4 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: On the Stump: Historic Campaign Speeches Re-enacted (UGA Special Collections Library Building) An Election Day celebration revisiting a time-honored tradition in our nation’s political history: the stump speech. Members of UGA’s Demosthenian Literary Society will re-enact classic campaign speeches from atop the mighty stump inlaid in the lobby floor. 12–2 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Election Night: A Celebration of Democracy (Georgia Theatre) Watch the election night results with food and a cash bar. 6 p.m. FREE! FILM: Drivers Wanted (MadisonMorgan Cultural Center) This film follows the lives of taxi drivers in a taxi garage in Queens, NY through accidents, blizzards and late night streets. Director and producer Joshua Z. Weinstein will attend. 7 p.m. $5-7. FILM: Willson Center/Peabody Awards Film Series (UGA Russell Library) A screening of the Peabody

Award-winning documentary on designers Charles and Ray Eames, Eames: The Architect and the Painter. Discussion and Q&A to follow. Part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts Festival. 7 p.m. FREE! www.arts. FILM: Africa in Cinema (Miller Learning Center) (Room 150) Screening of Has God Forsaken Africa? and a discussion led by Karim Traore, associate professor of comparative literature and African studies, and Rachel Gabara, associate professor of romance languages. Part of the 25th anniversary of African Studies at UGA. 5 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 706354-1515 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) All three Athens locations of Locos Grill and Pub (Westside, Eastside and Harris St.) feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Every Tuesday. 9–11 p.m. 706353-0305 KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months to 5 years. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES AND LIT: Speaking Pages (Avid Bookshop) Spoken word gathering and open mic featuring storytelling, prose, essays,

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& up. 5:45â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:45 p.m. $7. EVENTS: Word of Mouth Open Poetry Reading (The Globe) Sign up, mouth off, pay attention. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721, EVENTS: Dance Improvisation (Georgia Museum of Art) Dance a little for the arts. Part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts Festival. 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3:30 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Open Mic Night (Ten Pins Tavern) Hip-hop, spoken word, rock, singer-songwriters, DJs, jugglers, bellydancers, comedy, poetry, balletâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;if you can do it, we want to see it! Hosted by Amy Neese. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-8090 EVENTS: Open Mic Night (Fuzzyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taco Shop) What rhymes with Fuzzy Taco? Performers and listeners welcome. Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0305 FILM: Somebodies (CinĂŠ) Somebodies, shot entirely in Athens with local cast and crew members, is a dramatic comedy about a young African-American man caught between the religious priorities of his family and the partying lifestyle of his friends. Intro, Q&A and reception with writer, director and star Hadjii and co-star Kaira Akita. Part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts Festival. 7 p.m. $7.50â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9.75. www. 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: Movie Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Hosted by Jeremy Dyson. 9 p.m. lkshuffleclub 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! Every Wednesday. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie) (Five Points location) Open your pie-hole! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7424 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 (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. GAMES: Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months to 5 years. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 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: Preschool & Toddler Storytime (Madison County Library) Includes stories, fingerpuppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 LECTURES AND LIT: Willson Center Lecture (Miller Learning Center) (Room 150) Robert Connor (Teagle Foundation) discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Extreme Literature: Learning from the Most Challenging Ancient and Not-So-Ancient Literature.â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m. FREE! LECTURES AND LIT: Searching for Social Justice Panel Discussion (Sanford Hall) (Room 112) UGA GLOBES presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Searching for Social Justice: Intersections of Oppression & Hope for the Future.â&#x20AC;?

LECTURES AND LIT: Bulldog Book Club Meeting (Jittery Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee) (UGA Miller Learning Center) A discussion of Haruki Marukaniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Windup Bird Chronicle with professor Fran Teague. 3:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES AND LIT: Creativity in the Research University (Miller Learning Center) (Room 150) A panel discussion featuring Nicholas Allen (Willson Center), Mark Callahan (Ideas for Creative Exploration), Susan Thomas (Hugh Hodgson School of Music), David Saltz (theatre and film studies) and Martijn van Wagtendonk (Lamar Dodd School of Art). 12:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES AND LIT: The APERO Africana Lecture (UGA Memorial Hall) (Room 407) â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Disproportionate Impact of Climate Change on the African-American Communityâ&#x20AC;? will be given by J. Marshall Shepherd, a UGA professor of geography and president-elect of the American Meteorological Society. Part of the 25th anniversary of African Studies at UGA. 12 p.m. FREE! LECTURES AND LIT: Peace Corps in Africa: 50 Years of Service (UGA Tate Center) (Room 480) Hear returned Peace Corps volunteers discuss their experiences. Part of the 25th anniversary of African Studies at UGA. 11 a.m. FREE! www.afrstu. LECTURES AND LIT: Creole Storytelling (UGA Fine Arts Building) (Front Porch) Students from Emily Sahakianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Latin American and Caribbean Theater class tell stories. Though usually held in the evening, storytelling was how enslaved people could imagine freedom and resistance to help them get through long days of backbreaking work. Part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts Festival. 12:45â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1:15 p.m. FREE! LECTURES AND LIT: Talk and Design Showcase (UGA Fine Arts Building) With Tiffany Jordan, costume designer for The Darker Face of the Earth, a play performed during the Spotlight on the Arts Festival. Part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts Festival. 3:45â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4:15 p.m. FREE! arts. MEETINGS: Open Mic with Mike (Myers Hall) An open forum with UGA President Michael F. Adams. Open to the public, but only students may participate in the discussion. 5 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Crescendo Performance Ensemble (UGA Tate Center) (Plaza) A theatrical choral group that integrates movement, music, dancing and acting. 4:45â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5:15 p.m. FREE! www.arts. PERFORMANCE: Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Recital (UGA Edge Recital Hall) Andrew Schwerzel performs on trumpet. Presented as part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival. 5 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA Symphonic Band Concert (Hugh Hodgson Hall) Conducted by Michael Robinson, assistant band director. 8 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA Trombone Ensemble and Choir (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Featuring members of the trombone studio at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival. 6 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Blue Man Group (The Classic Center) Blue Man Group is known for multi-media performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the k continued on next page

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THE CALENDAR! audience on a funny, intelligent and visually stunning journey, accompanied by a live band whose haunting, tribal rhythms help drive the show to its unforgettable climax. 8 p.m. $39–79. THEATRE: The Boy Who Cried Wolf (The Morton Theatre) Theatre IV presents a musical retelling of Aesop’s timeless fable. 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. $8-12. 706-613-3771, www. THEATRE: The Darker Face of the Earth (UGA Fine Arts Building) Former Poet Laureate Rita Dove’s play combines the Oedipus myth with the reality of slavery, incorporating a Greek chorus, African rituals and traditional spirituals. Nov. 7–10, 8 p.m. & Nov. 11, 2:30 p.m. $12 (students), $16. 706-542-4400

Thursday 8 ART: Art Reception and Lecture (Georgia Museum of Art) Contemporary artist Chakaia Booker will present a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition of her work “Defiant Beauty.” Booker used tires as the primary materials in constructing these sculptures. 5:30 p.m. (reception) 6:30 p.m. (lecture). FREE! ART: Art Lecture (Georgia Museum of Art) “Crossing Artistic Worlds: A Private and Public Journey” by Judy Bales, an artist who creates sculpture for the body, avant-garde costumes, abstract fiber installations and public art. Reception follows. 4:30 p.m. FREE! ART: Student Night (Georgia Museum of Art) Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of food, fun and DIY projects. 8–11 p.m. FREE! ART: Opening Reception (ARTini’s Open Art Studio, Gallery & Lounge) For 2D and 3D works by Matthew Gentry. 5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! www. ART: Open Studios (Lamar Dodd School of Art) Explore the facilities of the UGA School of Art, see demonstrations and view student work in in fabrics, photography, printmaking, drawing and painting. Part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts Festival. 6-9 p.m. FREE! ART: Opening Reception (Madison-Morgan Cultural Center) For the four exhibits that make up “Consequences of War: Flight and Graffiti of War,” including serigraphs by Marc Chagall, Joan Miro and Alexander Calder. 6–8 p.m. FREE! ART: Opening Reception (UGA Circle Gallery) For “American Dreams: The Paradox of Failed Subdivisions in Georgia,” a photographic exhibition by Stephanie Bryan. 4:30-6 p.m. FREE! www.ced. ART: Art Reception (Gainesville State College) The Oconee Student Art Exhibit features works by Isabell Daniel, Jennifer Graff, Stacy Koffman and Kate Windley. 12 p.m. FREE! COMEDY: Free Range Comedy (Farm 255) With Luke Douglas Fields, Nate Mitchell, Cherith Fuller and Walker Smith. Hosted by Andrea Boyd. 10:30 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Dine Out for Our Daily Bread (Athens, GA) Ten percent of gross sales will benefit Our Daily Bread. Participating restaurants include Mama’s Boy, The Grit, The National, Viva! Argentine Cuisine,


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Athens Bagel Company, The National, Raising Cane’s and more. Check website for full list. All day. EVENTS: Nature Ramblers (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while making new friends and enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group. Every Thursday. 8:30–10 a.m. FREE! EVENTS: Reiki Circle (Healing Arts Centre) A Japanese hands-on technique for stress reduction, relaxation and healing. Every Thursday. 7–8 p.m. Donations accepted. 706-3386843 FILM: Psycho Kickoff Party & Poster Exhibit (Ciné) Arrive early to view an exhibit of locally designed movie poster artwork and stay after the screenings for a ‘60s-inspired dance party with DJ Mahogany. 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. (screenings). FILM: LENNONYC (Ciné) The film chronicles the former Beatle John Lennon’s residence in New York City during the final decade of his life. David Barbe, director of the music business certificate program in the Terry College of Business, will introduce the screening. Part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts Festival. 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (The Volstead) Every Thursday! 7:30-9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-5300 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: Book Jammers (ACC Library) Children and their families are invited for stories, trivia and crafts. This month’s theme is “Lego Build-a-thon.” Ages 8–11. 4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 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 KIDSTUFF: Family Dinner Night (Earth Fare) Kids eat free every Thursday with one $5 adult purchase of prepared foods. Good for up to six kids, ages 12 & under. Games, storytelling and other entertainment. 4–8 p.m. $5. 706-227-1717 LECTURES AND LIT: Conference: Africa and Its Diaspora (The Georgia Center) “Expressions of Indigenous and Local Knowledge.” A forum for exchanges between scholars, researchers and technocrats from various disciplines who study Africa, the African Diaspora, the U.S. and other parts of the globe. Includes ambassadors from Cote D’Ivoire, Lesotho, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Part of the 25th anniversary of African Studies at UGA. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! akinloye@ LECTURES AND LIT: Charter Lecture (UGA Chapel) Natasha Trethewey, U.S. Poet Laureate for 2012-2013, will deliver the Charter Lecture for UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts Festival. Reception to follow. See Calendar Pick on this page. 2 p.m. FREE! LECTURES AND LIT: “Inner and Outer Space Images from the Micro to the Macro” (Miller Learning Center) (Room 248) Michael Oliveri presents “innerspace,” or large-scale images cre-


ated using an electron microscope, and “outer-space,” or images of the night sky. 4 p.m. FREE! www.willson. LECTURES AND LIT: African Studies Directors’ Forum (UGA Russell Library) The seven UGA faculty members who are past directors of the African Studies Institute will speak about the last 25 years. Part of the 25th anniversary of African Studies at UGA. 9 a.m. FREE! www. LECTURES AND LIT: Meet the Southern Chef (Avid Bookshop) Chef Rebecca Lang celebrates the release of her new cookbook, Around the Southern Table. 6–7:30 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Athens Area Newcomers Club (Central Presbyterian Church) Athens institution Dexter Weaver of Weaver D’s Soul Foods will talk about his Regional Cooking Award from the James Beard Foundation, R.E.M., his Gold Star on the Hollywood Hall of Fame Sidewalk and his restaurant on Broad Street. All are welcome to attend. 9:30 a.m. FREE! 706-8507463 OUTDOORS: Circle of Hikers (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) The garden offers a hike through the garden’s trails as part of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. Hikers are encouraged to bring nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share. Thursdays through Nov. 15. 8:30–10 a.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: DMA Recital (UGA Edge Recital Hall) Doctoral saxophonist Herbert Stanley Flanders II performs. Presented as part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival. 3:30 p.m. FREE! www. PERFORMANCE: Young Choreographers Series Senior Concert (UGA New Dance Theatre) Seniors majoring in dance will premier their final choreographic works. Nov. 8–10, 8 p.m. $8 (w/ student ID), $12. PERFORMANCE: Don We Now Our Gay Apparel Drag Show (UGA Tate Center, Grand Hall) UGA’s LGBTQ student organization, Lambda Alliance, presents a drag show hosted by Penny Tration, the fan pick for “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” season 5. Local performers Extasy Grey and Diego Wolf will also take part. 7 p.m. $5 (w/ student ID), $10. PERFORMANCE: Second Thursday Concert Series (Hugh Hodgson Hall) The Georgia Woodwind Quintet presents “A Southern Wind Serenade.” Part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival. 8 p.m. $5 (w/ student ID), $18. THEATRE: The Darker Face of the Earth (UGA Fine Arts Building) Former Poet Laureate Rita Dove’s play combines the Oedipus myth with the reality of slavery, incorporating a Greek chorus, African rituals and traditional spirituals. Nov. 7–10, 8 p.m. & Nov. 11, 2:30 p.m. $12 (students), $16. 706-542-4400 THEATRE: Black Theatrical Ensemble Performance (UGA Tate Center) An all-inclusive group that highlights the works of AfricanAmerican playwrights. Part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts Festival. 5:15–5:45 p.m. FREE! jef01891@

Friday 9 ART: BFA I Exhibitions & Reception (Lamar Dodd School of Art) For “The Triumph of American Painting,” works by painting and

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U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey UGA Chapel November is a good month for the arts at UGA. Not only is the university hosting a new arts festival, Spotlight on the Arts, but Georgia continues to enjoy the honor of being home to the new U.S. Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey. A graduate of UGA, Trethewey was named Poet Laureate in June. Her poetry explores, among other things, her childhood as the daughter of parents of different races in Mississippi in the ‘60s and ‘70s, as well as a modern history of racism in the South. Trethewey’s visit is part of November’s Spotlight on the Arts Festival, a nine-day schedule of lectures, open classes and performances. However, she was originally invited to deliver the Charter Lecture, a commemoration of the university’s state charter of 1785 that made it the nation’s first public university. In the end, the provost invited Trethewey to speak and scheduled the Charter Lecture to coincide with the arts festival. Sharron Hannon of the provost’s office calls Trethewey “one of the university’s most celebrated alumni in the arts.” Trethewey is a regular contributor to the university’s prestigious literary journal, The Georgia Review. She began contributing in 2005, and her 2010 prose memoir, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, was published by the University of Georgia Press. Just after she was named Poet Laureate, the The Georgia Review released its fall 2012 issue, which includes one of her poems. According to Review editor Stephen Corey, the timing was a happy coincidence: the product of Trethewey’s relationship with the university and the publication. “Over the past couple of years in particular, I’ve gotten her to keep us on her radar to now and then send us some things to look at,” Corey says. “She has a fondness for the University of Georgia and she has a fondness for our magazine; she likes it. So, I trust there’s sort of a long-term relationship there.” Corey goes on to praise her as “a big thinker, a broad thinker.” He adds, “More than a lot of poets, she found a couple of broad, thematic conversations that she wants to pursue, and she has been pursuing them for a while now.” [Sydney Slotkin]

drawing students, “Minimalish,” a group show of seven Art-X students featuring live performances by Caitlin Glennon and Ted Kuhn, and other works by ceramics and sculpture students. 7–9 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Athens PRIDE Percentage Night (The Capital Room) Let your server know that you’re there to support Athens PRIDE and the Capital Room will donate a portion of the proceeds. 5–10 p.m. EVENTS: Hugh Hodgson School of Music Open House (Hugh Hodgson Hall) Tour the facilities and watch informal performances. 1:15–3 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Teen Zine Collection Debut (Oconee County Library) Celebrate the debut of the new Oconee County Library teen zine collection, featuring Missy Kulik, illustrator of Flagpole magazine comic “Tofu Baby” and live music from local band Werewolves. Free pizza. All ages. 7–10 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 EVENTS: Junior League of Athens Fall Event (The Melting Point) A silent auction and live music from The Swingin’ Medallions. 6 p.m. $20–25. KIDSTUFF: Fantastic Fridays (Bishop Park) Obstacle courses and other activities in an unstructured environment. For ages 10 months to 4 years and their guardians. 9–10:30

a.m. or 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. $5–15. 706-613-3589 LECTURES AND LIT: African Diaspora Conference Keynote Lecture (UGA Russell Library) (Auditorium) Renowned poet and scholar Tanure Ojaide, professor of Africana Studies at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, will deliver the keynote address. 9 a.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Spiritual/ Metaphysical Discussion Class (Body, Mind & Spirit) A casual discussion designed to give an overview of several spiritual and metaphysical topics. 6 p.m. $10. (706) 380-6027 PERFORMANCE: Young Choreographers Series Senior Concert (UGA New Dance Theatre) Seniors majoring in dance will premier their final choreographic works. Nov. 8–10, 8 p.m. $8 (w/ student ID), $12. PERFORMANCE: Béla Fleck and The Marcus Roberts Trio (Hugh Hodgson Hall) Béla Fleck, the world’s premier banjo player, joins forces with classic jazz traditionalists The Marcus Roberts Trio. The evening will showcase selections from the musicians’ recently released album Across the Imaginary Divide. See Calendar Pick on p. 22. 8 p.m. $20–47. PERFORMANCE: Athens Showgirl Cabaret (Little Kings Shuffle Club) A unique drag show featuring performances by local drag artists. 10:30 p.m. $5. 706-369-3144

PERFORMANCE: Performance Sampler (UGA New Dance Theatre) The UGA Department of Dance shows off some moves. 12:15–12:45 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA Trombone Studio Recital (UGA Edge Recital Hall) Students studying trombone at UGA perform. 3:35 p.m. FREE! www. PERFORMANCE: DMA Recital (UGA Edge Recital Hall) Doctoral violinist Carla Ganyard performs. Presented as part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival. 6:30 p.m. FREE! THEATRE: The Darker Face of the Earth (UGA Fine Arts Building) Former Poet Laureate Rita Dove’s play combines the Oedipus myth with the reality of slavery, incorporating a Greek chorus, African rituals and traditional spirituals. Nov. 7–10, 8 p.m. & Nov. 11, 2:30 p.m. $12 (students), $16. 706-542-4400 THEATRE: Letters Home (MadisonMorgan Cultural Center) A play that brings to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. Without politicizing, the performance gives a powerful portrait of the soldier experience in the ongoing war. 7:30 p.m. $15–35.

Saturday 10 CLASSES: Easy Quilt Binding (Sewcial Studio) Learn how to bind quilts. Drop-in class. 10:30 a.m.,

2 & 3 p.m. FREE! 706-247-6143, EVENTS: Acoustic Guitar Summit (Musicianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Warehouse) Meet representatives from major acoustic guitar manufacturers, who will be on-site with many one of a kind and prototype models. Free acoustic restringings 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. Live product demos all day. Outdoor live music, weather permitting. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. (706) 548-7233 EVENTS: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bach Transmogrifiedâ&#x20AC;? (UGA Russell Library) A screening of a 1969 episode of the CBS â&#x20AC;&#x153;New York Philharmonic Young Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Concertsâ&#x20AC;? television series with Leonard Bernstein. The episode features three versions of Bachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Fugue in G Minor.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: India: Land of Enchantment (Lyndon House Arts Center) Explore the rich art culture of India through performances of traditional music and dance, art, a game of cricket, a lecture on Indian literature, a fashion show and a theatrical production of The Little Clay Cart. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. 706-6133623, lyndonhouse 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. EVENTS: Really Really Free Market (Reese & Pope Park ) Bring what you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want; take what you need. No bartering, trading or money exchanges. Second Saturday of every month. 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Athens Psychic Fair (Body, Mind & Spirit) Tarot readings and a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Learn to Read Tarotâ&#x20AC;? workshop, as well as other divinations, entertainment and refreshments. All proceeds benefiting Athens Pagan Pride Day. Presented by Athens Area Pagans and the UGA Pagan Student Association. 11 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. www. EVENTS: 2nd Annual Athens Martial Arts Tournament (East Athens Community Center) A jointventure between AKF Athens, Athens Yoshukai, Clarke County Yoshukai, the UGA Karate Club and the East Athens Community Center. The tournament features competitive events as well as demonstrations such as Kyuki-Doâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s falling form, traditional weapons, samurai sword work, self-defense and fighting. 11 a.m. FREE! tournament 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. EBT payments will be accepted in the future. Tuesdays, 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. & Saturdays, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. EVENTS: The 11th Annual Junkyard Jog 7.5K Race (ACC Landfill) Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful hosts a race around the landfill. Other activities include a mountain bike ride/pump-track, an America Recycles Day running shoe and bicycle recycling drive and a trash-to-treasure yard sale. 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. $10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;20. 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 features a pie contest and tasting, as well as a meet and greet

with the UGA swimming and diving team! 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Daily Grocery 20th Anniversary Block Party (Daily Groceries) Live music from Coconut Moon, Like Totally! and The Ecotones. Bring a potluck dish to share. 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Athens Rock and Gem Club Show (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Showing gem and mineral collections from local enthusiasts. Participants will learn about local geology and participate in educational activities. 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. FREE! 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. EVENTS: Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Brush Off Recycling! (Southern Surplus, Bogart) Bring old or unused latex paint to recycle with the ACC Recycling Division. Residential quantities only. 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0800 EVENTS: Free to Breathe 5K Run and One-Mile Walk (Sandy Creek Park) A 5K run and one-mile walk in support of lung cancer research. Proceeds benefit the National Lung Cancer Partnership. Visit website for details. 7:30 a.m. $20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;25. www. GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Compete to win. 5 p.m. $10 (per team). 706369-3144 KIDSTUFF: Second Saturday Storytime (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Hear a nature story and learn about the woods and animals. 2:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615 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 KIDSTUFF: Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Oconee County Library) Children can watch the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving movie and eat popcorn, pretzels and jelly beans! 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 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: Community Music School Open House (Hugh Hodgson School of Music) Featuring performances by CMS ensembles each half hour, Q&A sessions with CMS teachers and other activities. Presented as part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. FREE! www.ugacms. LECTURES AND LIT: Book Signing (TRR Cobb House) Dr. Michael J. Gagnon signs copies of his new publication Transition to an Industrial South: Athens, Georgia, 1830-1870. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. FREE! LECTURES AND LIT: Stone Walls Workshop (140 Pulaski Heights) The Preservation Matters Education Series presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Creative Living in Historic Citiesâ&#x20AC;? with Brent Kickbush. Lunch provided. Pre-registration required. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2:30 p.m. $15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;25. PERFORMANCE: Burlesque Beta (Go Bar) What a tease! Open-mic variety show featuring singers, dancers, musicians and comics in the vaudeville tradition. 10 p.m. $3. 706-546-5609 PERFORMANCE: Athens Symphony Winter Concert (The Classic Center) Featuring selections

by Dvorak, Neruda and Glinka and a performance of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Water Music Suite.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. FREE! (tickets required). PERFORMANCE: Young Choreographers Series Senior Concert (UGA New Dance Theatre) Seniors will premiere their final works. Nov. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10, 8 p.m. $8 (w/ student ID), $12. THEATRE: The Little Clay Cart (UGA Fine Arts Building) (Cellar Theatre) Early Indian Sanskrit drama performed by Epic Actors Workshop from New York. Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m. & Nov. 11, 11 a.m. THEATRE: The Darker Face of the Earth (UGA Fine Arts Building) Former Poet Laureate Rita Doveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play combines the Oedipus myth with the reality of slavery, incorporating a Greek chorus, African rituals and traditional spirituals. Nov. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10, 8 p.m. & Nov. 11, 2:30 p.m. $12 (students), $16. 706-542-4400 THEATRE: Smoke on the Mountain (The Morton Theatre) Set in North Carolina in 1938, the story follows the Sanders Family Singers as they perform at Mount Pleasant Baptist Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saturday Night Gospel Sing. Presented by Savannah River Productions, Inc. Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. & Nov. 11, 3 p.m. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. www.

Sunday 11 ART: Spotlight Tour (Georgia Museum of Art) Meet docents in the lobby for a tour of highlights from the permanent collection. 3 p.m. FREE! 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). EVENTS: All-Faith Candlelight Prayer Service With Taize Songs (Holy Cross Lutheran Church) All are welcome at this interfaith candlelight prayer service. Refreshments provided by Talmage Terrace. 6 p.m. FREE! 706-5483329, EVENTS: Center Pot Luck (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA)) Food from 5&10, DePalmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, The Grit, Home.made Catering, The National & White Tiger served on ceramic plates made by Laura Cooper, Maria Dondero, Jennifer Graff, Nancy Green, Rob Sutherland and R. Wood. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. $10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30. EVENTS: Athens Heritage Walk (Athens, Ga) John Whitehead leads a historical walking tour of the Henderson Avenue Historic District. Make reservations online. 2 p.m. $12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. 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, GAMES: Trivia (Dickeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barbecue Pit) Every Sunday. Featuring prizes, gift cards and drink specials. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7561 GAMES: Trivia (The Capital Room) Every Sunday! Hosted by Evan Delany. First place wins $50 and second place wins $25. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia Sundays (Blind Pig Tavern) At the West Broad location. 6 p.m. 706-208-7979 KIDSTUFF: Read to Rover (ACC Library) Readers in grades Kâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 are invited to bring their favorite book and read aloud to a certified therapy dog. Trainer always present. First come, first served. 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

LECTURES AND LIT: Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Book Signing (Avid Bookshop) Southern Sailor, the naval warfare experience of Dewey Otis Lindsay, Jr. (as told to Matt Alexander), is the true story of a boy who grew up not far from Avid Bookshop on Nacoochee Avenue in the Boulevard Neighborhood. Matt Alexander will sign copies of the book. 4 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA African American Choral Ensemble (Emmanuel Episcopal Church) Annual fall concert featuring AfricanAmerican spirituals and gospel music. 6 p.m. FREE! THEATRE: The Darker Face of the Earth (UGA Fine Arts Building) Former Poet Laureate Rita Doveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play combines the Oedipus myth with the reality of slavery, incorporating a Greek chorus, African rituals and traditional spirituals. Part of the Spotlight on the Arts Festival. Nov. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10, 8 p.m. & Nov. 11, 2:30 p.m. $12 (students), $16. 706-542-4400 THEATRE: The Little Clay Cart (UGA Fine Arts Building) (Cellar Theatre) Early Indian Sanskrit drama performed by Epic Actors Workshop from New York. Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m. & Nov. 11, 11 a.m. THEATRE: Smoke on the Mountain (The Morton Theatre) Set in North Carolina in 1938, the story follows the Sanders Family Singers as they perform at Mount Pleasant Baptist Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saturday Night Gospel Sing. Presented by Savannah River Productions, Inc. Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. & Nov. 11, 3 p.m. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. www.

Monday 12 EVENTS: WorldFest (UGA Tate Center) An annual cultural education festival that highlights the various cultures represented in the UGA student body and general community through live performances and interactive table displays. 11:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. FREE! worldambassadorsuga@ FILM: The Rolling Stones Presents a Film by Peter Whitehead (Georgia Theatre) Celebrate the Rolling Stonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 50th Anniversary by seeing the never released film Charlie Is My Darling. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre. com 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 and show off your extensive rock and roll knowledge every Monday night! Hosted by Jonathan Thompson. 9 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Highwire Lounge) Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; toughest trivia. $100 grand prize every week! All ages. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8997 KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Snuggle in your jammies and listen to bedtime stories. Every Monday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650 PERFORMANCE: DMA Recital (UGA Edge Recital Hall) Awardwinning student David McLemore performs on tuba. 6:30 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Wind Symphony (UGA Hugh Hodgson Hall) The Hugh Hodgson School of Music Wind Symphony performs a free concert at 8 p.m. FREE!

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Tuesday 13 CLASSES: Athens Swing Night (Dancefx) The UGA Swing Dance Club presents a casual evening of social swing dancing. No experience or partner necessary. Advanced lesson at 7 p.m., and beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m. 7–10 p.m. $3–5. www. EVENTS: Drafts and Laughs (The Pub at Gameday) Local stand-up comedy. 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-3532831 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. EBT payments will be accepted in the future. Tuesdays, 5–8 p.m. & Saturdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. EVENTS: ACHF Athenaeum Club (The Volstead) The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation’s Athenaeum Club takes a closer look at The Volstead and will hear the story of the builders who re-created the original 1893 facade in 2011. Email to RSVP. 5:30-7 p.m. FILM: Sustainability Film Series (UGA Rooker Hall) A screening of The Last Mountain: A Fight for Our Future. 7 p.m. FREE! housing/sustainability GAMES: Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Every Tuesday. 9–11 p.m. 706353-0305 GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 706354-1515 GAMES: 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! KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months to 5 years. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES AND LIT: Johnstone Lecture (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Elizabeth King will give the annual Johnstone Lecture with a focus on aloe plants in Africa. Reception to follow. Part of the 25th anniversary of African Studies at UGA. Call to RSVP. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-542-6183, www.botgarden. LECTURES AND LIT: Middlewood Journal Book Signing (Avid Bookshop) Helen Scott Correll discusses and signs copies of her book, Middlewood Journal, which gathers her own illustrations and writings from her hikes and blog to create a treasury of discoveries. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES AND LIT: Lecture Demonstration (UGA Edge Recital Hall) The music group Matuto presents on the Brazilian Forro genre. 1:45 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: GLOBES Monthly Meeting (The Georgia Center) GLOBES is the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) faculty and staff organization at UGA. Meetings are open to the public. 6 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Peace Corps GLOBE Talk (Caldwell Hall) (Room 105) Join an international panel of returned and serving Peace Corps volunteers who will answer ques-


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tions about volunteering and the application process. 6–7 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Athens Fibercraft Guild (Lyndon House Arts Center) This month: Bonnie Montgomery demonstrates how to make and use macrame. All amateur and professional fiber artists welcome. Meets every second Tuesday of the month. 12:30 p.m. FREE! 706-543-4319 PERFORMANCE: UGA Vocal Quartet Concert (UGA Edge Recital Hall) Recital by student vocal group. 5-6 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Master’s Recital (Hugh Hodgson School of Music) (Dancz Hall) Composition student Brian Kelly presents new works. 6 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: miXt (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Classical music trio featuring Jose-Franch Ballester on clarinet, Bella Hristova on violin and Ran Dank on piano. 8 p.m. $27.

Wednesday 14 ART: Fine Arts Night Out (East West Bistro) A Is for Arts presents an exhibition and silent auction to benfeit David C. Barrow Elementary School’s art program. 7–9 p.m. 706546-9378 CLASSES: Tree Identification Workshop (UGA Intramural Fields) Learn to identify common trees of the Georgia Piedmont by their leaves, bark and shape. Wednesdays through November. 5–7 p.m. 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. 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: Rabbit Box 7 (The Melting Point) Listen as no-notes storytellers weave tales of “Family Ties.” This month’s storytellers include Charlie Hartness, Hope Hilton, Marc Tissenbaum, Dee Ashley, Maureen McLaughlin, Nina Kelly, Rick Kopp and Ivan Sumner. For adult ears. 7–9 p.m. $5. EVENTS: Open Mic Night (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) What rhymes with Fuzzy Taco? Performers and listeners welcome. Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0305 EVENTS: Beer Dinner (Farm 255) Heavy Seas, Terrapin and Sweet Grass Dairy have teamed up with Farm 255 to present a four-course dinner featuring great beers and cheeses both as elements of various dishes and as stand-alone items. 6:30–9 p.m. $45. EVENTS: Driven to Recycle (The Body Shop of Athens) Recycle any vehicle fluids (except gas), car batteries and up to four tires per vehicle. Hosted by the ACC Recycling Division. 4–7 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Peace Corps on the Plaza (UGA Tate Center) Join returned Peace Corps volunteers and international students for the celebration of International Education Week. Music, photos and clothing will be given to prospective applicants. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.


EVENTS: Community Snapshot: What to Do with Your Dog in Athens (Lyndon House Arts Center) Linda Hobbett shares activities and places around Athens that you can enjoy with your furry companions. This event will also be streamed live on the website. 12:30 p.m. FREE! FILM: Beertickers: Beyond the Ale (Ciné) An exploration of the collector’s psyche and of British drinking culture, this documentary film is about obsession, identity, curiosity and tradition. Introduction by Classic City Brew Fest founder Owen Ogletree and Terrapin brewer Spike Buckowsk. 7:30 p.m. $5. www. GAMES: Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’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 (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Think you know it all? Test your knowledge every Wednesday night. 8 p.m. (Baldwin St. & Broad St. locations). 706-548-3442 GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie) (Five Points location) Open your piehole for a chance to win! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706850-7424 KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months to 5 years. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Preschool & Toddler Storytime (Madison County Library) Includes stories, fingerpuppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2–5. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 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: Breaking Dawn: Part 2 Release Party (Oconee County Library) Celebrate the release by making t-shirts, watching Breaking Dawn: Part 1 and eating vampirethemed snacks. Ages 11–18. 6-8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 LECTURES AND LIT: Coal and Immigration Lecture (UGA College of Environment and Design) (Room 125) National Book Award winner Jeff Biggers talks about the mutual effects of coal dependence and immigration. 7 p.m. FREE! freedomuniversitygeorgia@gmail. com MEETINGS: AARP Meeting (Athens First Bank and Trust) Topics of interest to those who are retired or soon to be retired. Meets the second Wednesday of each month. 10 a.m. FREE! 706-340-9418 PERFORMANCE: Death & Transfiguration (Hugh Hodgson Hall) The UGA Wind Ensemble presents a cross section of introspective works including Ticheli’s “American Elegy,” Messiaen’s “And I Wait for the Resurrection of the Dead” and a selection from Bernstein’s “On the Waterfront.” 8 p.m. $5 (w/ student ID), $10. PERFORMANCE: DMA Recital (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Jillian Baxter presents a percussion recital. 3:35 p.m. FREE!

Friday, November 9

Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio UGA Hodgson Concert Hall Veteran pianist Marcus Roberts has a solid reputation for masterful playing, but he’s never strayed too far from the jazz realm. So, some fans might have been surprised by the record Roberts and his trio churned out this summer; Across the Imaginary Divide partnered Roberts and his guys with Grammy-winning banjo player Béla Fleck. Fleck’s flexibility impressed Roberts when they hooked up for an impromptu jam session during last year’s Savannah Music Festival. Despite their different backgrounds, something clicked. Marcus Roberts Trio “Béla comes from a strong foundation, and he has a lot of soul and blues in his playing,” Roberts says. “The good thing was that we really liked the way he played. Everybody chipped in and played a role… There’s a natural flow to it, and the whole project felt nice and spontaneous.” Indeed, there’s a relaxed tone throughout Divide. But the musicians switch gears easily from swingy blues beats to fast-paced bebop; most of the collection sounds completely unlike what either artist has ever done before. “Initially, that was the hardest part of it,” Roberts says. “We didn’t want it to sound too scholarly or academic, but we didn’t want it to sound unrehearsed, either.” Of course, Fleck isn’t a typical banjo man. He’s worked with traditional styles over the years but has been innovative with each step, redefining his instrument’s role in a variety of situations, from classical to funk. “The most unusual thing about it is that, for someone who’s not from the jazz genre, Béla is so dedicated to figuring out what our art form is all about,” Roberts says. “He’s actually interested in delving into what we do, and, of course, he is already a dedicated and virtuosic musician… with his own vocabulary. That makes it challenging and interesting at the same time.” The unexpected pairing takes the stage this Friday at 8 p.m. as part of UGA’s ongoing Spotlight on the Arts Festival. [T. Ballard Lesemann]

PERFORMANCE: UGA TubaEuphonium Ensemble (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Featuring the world premiere of new composition “Åsgårdsreien,” as well as arrangements of works from throughout music history. 6 p.m. FREE! www.

LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 6 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $16. AGAINST ME! Politically minded punk band that began in Gainesville, FL in the mid-’90s. FAKE PROBLEMS Florida-based rock band. WATER TOWER BUCKET BOYS Bluegrass group from Portland, OR. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8:30 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee. com IKE STUBBLEFIELD & FRIENDS Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops! The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday Series. 7 p.m. $5. BUTTERMILK REVIVAL A blending of traditional and non-traditional bluegrass in three-part harmony with a hint of comedy.

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. CHIEF ROCKA Trav Williams’/ ATHFactor Entertainment’s personal spin doctor promoting entertainment and hip-hop. Party/network mixer the first Tuesday of every month! Nowhere Bar Tuesday Night Confessional. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 FESTER HAGOOD AND FRIENDS This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his simple, plucked country songs. 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. MATT HUDGINS Local songwriter plays “songs about drinking, jail, love and death.”

Wednesday 7 40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18+). BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR Texas band that melds rock and roll with funk, soul and psychedelia.

THOMAS WYNN AND THE BELIEVERS This six-piece group from Orlando plays Americana rock infused with Southern soul. BOOMFOX The group describes itself as “Adele meets Stone Temple Pilots.” Boar’s Head Lounge 11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent. Every Wednesday! Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18+). THE SOFT MOON Luis Vasques plays dark, moody, synth-driven music that is experimental in nature. GROUP RHODA San Francisco’s Mara Baranbaum toys with experimental pop. TWIN TIGERS This local rock band combines jarring guitar riffs with sweeping melodies. Farm 255 8 p.m. FREE! CALEB DARNELL Member of The Darnell Boys and Bellyache sings the blues. Flicker Theatre & Bar 12 a.m. FREE! ASH REITER Harmony-infused and guitar-driven pop songs. Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $10. BREAK SCIENCE Electronic duo that combines soul, dubstep and glitch to make a killer live performance.

UP UNTIL NOW Jay Murphy plays electronic dance music with driving uptempo beats and catchy, unforgettable melodies. Go Bar Freedom University Benefit! 8 p.m. $5-$20. 706-546-5609 INCATEPEC Local Athens group playing traditional Latin music. THE PEAKS Local indie rock band with â&#x20AC;&#x153;international and classical inspirations.â&#x20AC;? REBEL DIAZ New York hip-hop duo. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar CD Release! 8 p.m. $5. LARA OSHON Her rich voice and rhythmic piano stylings flow over a lush bed of drum beats, with arrangements that are intentionally spare, yet warm and shimmery. Jerzees 10 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 a.m. $3 (21+), $5. 706850-7320 SPICY SALSA DANCING Salsa and Latin dancing. Every Wednesday. Little Kings Shuffle Club 11 p.m. JOHN MCLEAN Dead Dog guitarist plays a solo set. LITTLE GOLD Brooklyn-based trio fronted by Christian DeRoeck, formerly of Woods. HEAVENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S JAIL BAND Dark, country-influenced rock band from Brooklyn. The Melting Point 8 p.m. $7 (adv), $10 (door). GRAYSON CAPPS & THE LOST CAUSE MINSTRELS Prepare to be enthralled by â&#x20AC;&#x153;stinging tales of the Southern Gothic.â&#x20AC;? Capps writes rootsy, Southern rock with poetic, storytelling lyrics and a lot of soul. STEEPWATER BAND Classic rock and roll Americana from this fourpiece band from Chicago. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Porterhouse Grill 7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT An Athens tradition for over 10 years! Pianist Steve Key performs an evening of standards and improvisations. Tapped 9 p.m. FREE! 706-850-6277 KARAOKE Every Wednesday!

WEREWOLVES Local band featuring quirky lo-fi rock with bright, bouncy flourishes, unique instrumentation and emotive lyrics. BROTHERS Local trio plays swirling folky tunes that are rich with strings, twisted overdubs and haunting vocals. VELOCIRAPTURE Loud and brash local rock duo that names Velvet Underground and Stooges among its influences. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. SCOTT SPILLANE Local musician known for his various E6 contributions (Neutral Milk Hotel, Gerbils and more). He is scheduled to play solo, but is often joined by E6 guests. BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility. PATRICK MORALES Frontman of The Viking Progress playing a solo set. RYAN MOORE Member of local band Brothers plays a set of classical guitar. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. JOSH ABBOTT BAND Passionate, tension-filled country music from these Texan natives. JEFF VAUGHN BAND A fun, rowdy mix of Southern rock and country. BRENT COBB Folk and rock-influenced singer/songwriter. Go Bar 11 p.m. 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. Fredâ&#x20AC;? Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com JAZZ JAM Some of our townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most talented jazz musicians have been getting together to make Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music at this monthly happening. Bring your axe and join us, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. LIFE COACH Hard-rock band featuring members of Pride Parade and Incendiaries. EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, guitar-driven indie rock influenced by bands like Guided by Voices. FREE ASSOCIATION New psychrock band.

Band) on bass and Erik Neil on guitar and vocals. Nuçiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space Nuçiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space Jam. 8 p.m. $5. www. BESTY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility. ANDROCLES AND THE LION This local band plays airy indie-rock with lots of warm acoustic guitar, melodic harmonies and folk undertones. WILL WEBER Local DJ who makes music as Sunspots. The Office Lounge Blues Night. 9 p.m. 706-546-0840 THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Get your fill of straight-up, authentic blues covers from this skilled Athens five-piece. This is an open jam and guests are welcome! Tedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Best 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-5431523 ETIENNE DE ROCHER West Coast transplant de Rocher and local stalwart Dan Nettles rifle through the formerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songbook. Americana, psych-folk and goofy indie rock collide with occasional sparks. Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! CANDID COAL PEOPLE Three-piece local folk-rock group. WUOG Live in the Lobby! 8 p.m. FREE! www. DEADCAT Pop funk band from Atlanta.

Friday 9 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. THE DICTATORTOTS These longtime Athenian chaos-cultivators stomp about and trash the night with postgrunge grooves. VG MINUS Punk-tinged power-pop featuring notable locals Kurt Wood, Paul Walker and Michelle McClure. THUNDERCHIEF Local act with a West Coast punk sound influenced by classic rock. Amici 11 p.m. 706-353-0000 ERIK NEILâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SOUR DIESEL FOUNDATION Local blues-rock featuring Ian Werden (The HEAP) on drums, Clay Hinson (Matt Joiner Band) on bass and Erik Neil on guitar and vocals.

Max 9 p.m. FREE! 706-254-3392 SHEHEHE Scorching the new American jet rock stratosphere. SHITTY CANDY Local femme punk crew Shitty Candy â&#x20AC;&#x153;throws some bitch punk in your face.â&#x20AC;? Debuting their new video! THUNDERCHIEF Local act with a West Coast punk sound influenced by classic rock.

Blind Pig Tavern 7 p.m. FREE! 706-208-7979 (West Broad St. location) DEBRIS Featuring seasoned local players Isaac Bramblett, Damian Kapcala, Domingo â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunnyâ&#x20AC;? Ortiz, Kyle Pilgrim, John Steffl, Nic Walton and Britt West. MIDNIGHT SUN Local acoustic duo playing a mix of covers and originals. CANDID COAL PEOPLE Three-piece local folk-rock group.

Barbeque Shack 7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752 OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $12 (adv), $15 (door). www. BILLY MARTIN & WIL BLADES DUO Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood) and Blades (Stanton Moore Trio) collaborate to create inventive, rhythmic music.

Buffaloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Southwest CafĂŠ 9 p.m. $5. athens ROLLINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; HOME This local group jams on originals with a Grateful Dead kind of groove and a Southern rock leaning.

Caledonia Lounge WUOGFest! 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). NEW MADRID Echoing, Americana vocals and swift, proficient guitar plucks. See story on p. 13.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 ERIK NEILâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SOUR DIESEL FOUNDATION Local blues-rock featuring Ian Werden (The HEAP) on drums, Clay Hinson (Matt Joiner

Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). SHONNA TUCKER Former Drive-By Truckers bassist plays a set backed by her new band.

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! MC BLUEZ Blues trio fronted by Jim Cook and Bill Mitchell with John Rogeberg on percussion. Strong vocals and smoking slide guitar.

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BO BEDINGFIELD Local band playing country and melodramatic popular songs. MATT HUDGINS Local songwriter plays â&#x20AC;&#x153;songs about drinking, jail, love and death, all done in the popular â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;country and westernâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; musical style.â&#x20AC;? Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! VELVETEEN PINK This quartet of funksters (including DJ Alfredo of Immuzikation) plays electrobased, groove-laden, upbeat stuff in the Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jamiroquai style. AMERICAN MANNEQUINS New local band says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;our influences include Led Zeppelin, Rush, Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Pearl Jam and many, many others.â&#x20AC;? Georgia Theatre WUOGFest! 8 p.m. $15. REPTAR Highly praised local synthpop band offering fun, irreverent tunes with angular rhythms and danceable beats in the vein of Vampire Weekend and Talking Heads. RUBBLEBUCKET A hyperkinetic kaleidoscope of drum beats, lush vocal harmonies and horns. STEPDAD Infectious pop melodies produced by a multi-instrumental sound. Go Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-5609 THE VIKING PROGRESS Patrick Morales has a lovely, tender voice that sings gentle, indie/folk ballads about love, death and isolation inspired by his time at sea. DAYMOTHS Minnesota band plays stripped-down but subtly orchestral texture-pop. DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $3. SURFACE OF THE DEEP Infectious folk rock from this local trio. Highwire Lounge â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friday Night Jazz.â&#x20AC;? 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 p.m. FREE! RAND LINES Original compositions of pianist Rand Lines with drummer Ben Williams and bassist Carl Lindberg. Kumquat Mae Bakery CafĂŠ 7 p.m. FREE! 706-769-1105 JOE CAT Local Americana songwriter. The Melting Point Junior League of Athens Fall Event. 8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www. THE SWINGINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; MEDALLIONS Perhaps best known for their 1966 hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Double Shot (of My Babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Love),â&#x20AC;? today the Medallions are made up of children or other relatives of the original lineup and bill themselves as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the party band of the South.â&#x20AC;?

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THE CALENDAR! Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 KEN WILL MORTON AND THE CONTENDERS With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton trudges through Americana’s roots with rock and roll swagger and a folksinger’s heart. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 THE GEORGIA HEALERS Athens’ premier blues band for 25 years! Omega Bar 8 p.m. $5 (women), $10 (men). 706340-6808 THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR Every Friday. Dancing all night on two dance floors with live entertainment including “The Newlywed Game.”

Saturday 10 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $12. DEERHOOF Long-running Bay Area band whose flirtations with experimentalism never overshadow its deliciously skewed pop hooks. See story on p. 15. LIAM FINN Dream-pop songwriter from New Zealand. TUNABUNNY Local act featuring a hazy and warped brand of experimental psychedelia. FORMICA MAN Portland, OR-based noise-pop group. Amici 9 p.m. 706-353-0000 THREE DOWN CREW Four-piece jam band. Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! EMILY JACKSON Self-taught folk singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.) SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamicism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. (10 a.m.) Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18+). MANRAY One of Athens’ most exciting live acts waves a big middle finger to traditional song structure while playing what Flagpole’s Gordon Lamb has coined “complicated-core.” THE BRONZED CHORUS North Carolina trio that make a melodic and lyrical bang despite their small numbers. SELF-EVIDENT Indie, post-rock trio from Minneapolis. Daily Groceries Co-Op 20th Anniversary Block Party! 12-4 p.m. FREE! COCONUT MOON All-girl four-piece band that plays Brazilian music. LIKE TOTALLY! Local “kindie rock” band plays family-friendly songs featuring costumed characters. THE ECOTONES Local, environmentally minded a cappella group. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7561 KARAOKE With “The Queen of Karaoke,” Lynn Carson. Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! ALEXIS GIDEON New York artist that combines animations with music. This show will be in support of Video Musics III: Floating Oceans. See Calendar Pick on this page. ABANDON THE EARTH MISSION Psychedelic electronic rock band centering around ex-Macha bandleader Josh McKay’s songs.

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THE DREAM SCENE Javier Morales’ lo-fi avant-garde pop project. Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $10. GRIZ Dubstep and glitch from Detroit. Profoundly engaging melodies with soulful, laser-infused beat-making. CHERUB Self-described as a “sexy, avant-garde, electro-pop duo that is the dance love-child of ‘80s funk and pop music from the future.” MACHINES ARE PEOPLE TOO Indie dance-pop from Chattanooga. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility. DAVE DESMELICK Local Americana band. ABBY OWENS Heartfelt Americana music. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3144 KENNY BOWMAN Local hip-hop artist. New Earth Music Hall 10 p.m. $12 (adv), $15 (door), $10 (UGA student ID).. LINGOBlending soul, profound lyrics and Latin grooves in an original set. MARCO BENEVENTO Textured sonic explosion from the pianist and songwriter. Nowhere Bar 11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 LES RACQUET Brooklyn-based prog/ power-pop trio with three-part vocal harmonies, catchy melodies and interesting instrumentals, all backed up with jazz musicianship. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! JOSH NIX BAND Indie rock artist from Monroe.

Sunday 11 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. CAMP AMPED FINALE SHOW Showcasing the work of The Amazing Balloon Mon-keys, Copasetic, The Diminished and Parlamort. Ten Pins Tavern 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-8090 SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE BOWLING ALLEY BLUES BAND Featuring locals Paul Scales, Randy Durham, John Straw, Dave Herndon and Scott Sanders playing blues jams.

Monday 12 Buffalo’s Southwest Café 7–10 p.m. $5. 706-354-6655, www. LINE DANCING Learn to line dance in the Big Back Room! Every 2nd and 4th Monday.

Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $3 (21+), $5 (18+). GRAPE SODA This local duo (sometimes trio) plays soulful, psychedelic synth pop driven by organ and drums. HELEN SCOTT Lindsey Haddad, Emileigh Ireland, Hannah Weyandt and Dena Zilber play folky pop with a hint of psychedelic rock. FOUR EYES Ukulele strummer Erin Lovett plays sweet, poppy folk. BLACK MOON Psychedelic experimentations. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar. com THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor. DREW KOHL Original singer/songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music. THE UNIVERSAL THUMP Orchestral pop band from New York. The Grotto 8 p.m. FREE! 140 E. Clayton St. THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR Every Monday. Smooth jazz played by DJ Segar from WXAG 1470. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Local songstress Kyshona Armstrong hosts this open mic night every Monday! Little Kings Shuffle Club 11 p.m. 706-369-3144 L OF 8 No information available. BIODIESEL EDM crew.

Saturday, November 10

Alexis Gideon’s Video Musics III: Floating Oceans Farm 255 When Alexis Gideon turned out his first audio/ visual oddity, Video Musics, in 2008, it was easy to see that there were entire worlds rotating behind his eyes. His DIY stop-motion animations and computer graphics were relatively crude but ambitious; his live presentation involved Gideon rapping along to his videos in a Houston-style, triple-time baritone and shredding Prince-style guitar leads. Loosely based on Hungarian folk tales, the videos were notable for birthing the character of Brimstone Blaine, a futuristic alligator desperado (yep). But while a lot of artists have bold or wacky ideas, it’s the kind of ambition Gideon laid out in the following years that established him as a legitimate auteur. In 2010, he unveiled Video Musics II: Sun Wu-Kong. The game had been exponentially upped: for the hour-plus psychedelic masterwork, Gideon had honed his skills as an animator, rapper and arranger. This time, the storyline was taken directly from Journey to the West, the great Chinese novel. A progressive rock scope was apparent, with recurring musical themes. Again, Gideon toured the nation, rapping along with his video. This time, however, communities outside of the DIY circuit took notice. The Confucius Institute enlisted Gideon to perform his pop-opera for universities. The Regional Arts and Culture Council awarded him numerous grants. For his new epic, Video Musics III: Floating Oceans, Gideon mined the works of Irish writer Lord Dunsany, but at this point the source material is almost moot. Gideon has grown from novelty act into full-blown renaissance artist. His music and videos are as singular in origin as they are inseparable in execution. While all of these projects are available as DVDs or recordings, seeing the man live, watching him work his words into the mouths of his clay creations, is a must. Catch him before he snags that MacArthur grant and retires to the islands. [Jeff Tobias]

The Melting Point 8-10 p.m. FREE! THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. Tonight’s show will feature authentic Brazilian instruments from New York-based band Matuto, plus classic fiddle playing from KenneyBlackmon String Band. Susan Staley opens and hosts.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. YELLOW DUBMARINE Beatles tribute band that puts its own reggae spin on the classic songs.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 SOLID GOLD COUNTRY REVIVAL Featuring Ty Manning and a cast of friends “jamming through Willie, Waylon and the boys-type stuff.”

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8:30 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee. com IKE STUBBLEFIELD & FRIENDS Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends.

Tuesday 13 40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5. AMERICAN AQUARIUM Southern roots-rock band from North Carolina. Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! SIMON JOYNER Singer-songwriter and early purveyor of the earnest folk-rock “Omaha scene” that also spawned Bright Eyes. TWIN TIGERS Loud and lush at the same time, this local rock band combines jarring guitar riffs with sweeping melodies and heavy percussion. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. ASHER ARMSTRONG Local fourpiece Americana rock band. TIMMY AND THE TUMBLERS Tim Schreiber (Dark Meat, The Lickity-Splits) howls and spasms and literally tumbles over garage-y rock-anthems and retro-inspired pop songs. UZI RASH Punk group from California.

Go Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-5609 MICHAEL PAUMGARDHEN Lead guitarist of SheHeHe performs a solo set.

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday Series. 7 p.m. $5. MATRIMONY North Carolina duo with folk acoustic elements and male-female harmonies. MARK CUNNINGHAM Cunningham draws from Athens stalwarts R.E.M. and Chickasaw Mudd Puppies and classic country artists like Gram Parsons and Steve Earle. 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! Nowhere Bar Tuesday Night Confessional. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 FESTER HAGOOD AND FRIENDS This local singer/songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his simple, plucked country songs. 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. THE BARLETTAS Local group plays cheeky, ‘60s-influenced rock with honky-tonk overtones.

Wednesday 14 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. RITVALS New band featuring members of Muuy Biien. JEREMY DUBS Expect sparkling electronic pop from this Massachusetts band. HOME BODY Bold indie, electro-pop duo. CARS CAN BE BLUE Sweetly sarcastic lo-fi pop trio of Becky Brooks, Nate Mitchell and bassist Jeremy Dyson. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. SHAVED CHRIST Local punk band featuring members of Witches, Dark Meat and Hot New Mexicans. BIG EYES Seattle punk-rock trio. AUDACITY Punk band from California. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJ FOG JUICE Spinning Euro/Italo/ space-disco, new wave, old-school R&B and current and classic dance hits. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee. com MODERN SKIRTS One of Athens’ favorite pop acts, this foursome went

from piano-driven darlings to more electronic-inspired dance pop. Jerzees 10 p.m.–1 a.m. $3 (21+), $5. 706850-7320 SPICY SALSA DANCING Salsa and Latin dancing. Every Wednesday. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. 706-369-3144 IRATA New psych-rock duo known for “throwing curveballs” in its live shows. GUZIK Titanic sludge metal. RAT BABIES Local heavy metal duo. New Earth Music Hall 8 p.m. $10. www.newearthmusichall. com STEPHANE WREMBEL Revolutionary jazz guitarist from New York who penned much of the score for Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Porterhouse Grill 7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT Pianist Steve Key is joined by local musicians for an evening of standards and improv. Tapped 9 p.m. FREE! 706-850-6277 KARAOKE Every Wednesday! 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! YUSIF! Seattle-based pop-rock outfit fronted by a Kuwaiti-American songwriter.



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ART 2012 Student Art Contest (State Botanical Garden) This competition selects original artwork to adorn items for sale in SBG’s gift shop. All submissions must be from students ninth grade and above, including college students. Winners receive up to $1,000. Artwork due Nov. 30. 706-542-6014, Athens Slingshot 2013 (Athens, Ga) Seeking art proposals for a new music and arts showcase being held Mar. 8 & 9. Submissions can include installation, performance, locative media or fixed media. Proposals due Nov. 15., Call for Artists (Farmington Depot Gallery) Now accepting applications for its holiday artist market, “Holidaze,” to be held on Dec. 1 & 2. Email for application and details. Call for Artists (Ben’s Bikes) The Indie South Fair, formerly the Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa, is seeking artists, demonstrators and workshop leaders for its annual holiday market Dec. 3. Apply online.

CLASSES Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (Athens, Ga) Vastu Yoga hosts a 500-hour yoga teacher training. Journey more deeply into your own practice while learning the technical skills necessary to become a stellar yoga instructor. Visit website for location and info. Begins in November. $2,495. www.

Buddhist Book Study (Body, Mind & Spirit) Every Wednesday. 6 p.m. Donations accepted. 706351-6024 Clay Classes (Good Dirt) Weekly “Try Clay” classes ($20/person) every Friday from 7–9 p.m. “Family Try Clay” classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2–4 p.m. $20. 706355-3161, Computer Tutorials (ACC Library) Choose from a list of topics for personalized, one-onone instruction. The library also offers online computer classes in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and eBooks. Call for times and to register. 706-613-3650 Dance Classes (Dancefx) Ballet, tap, hip-hop, Zumba, contemporary, foxtrot, Western dancing, strip aerobics, pilates and more. Check website for schedule. 706-355-3078, From Sewing to Quiltmaking (Sewcial Studio) If you already know how to sew and want to learn how to make quilts, this class will teach you the basics of using the tools. Preregistration required. Nov. 8 & 15, 6–7:30 p.m. $10. 706-247-6143, Gentle Hatha Integral Yoga (St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church) All levels welcome. Tuesdays, 5:30–7 p.m. $9/class. 706-543-0162,, www.mind Glass Fusing Class (Good Dirt) Make a fused and slumped glass bowl with mosaic-like patterns. For adults and mature teens. Call to register. Nov. 11, 2–4 p.m. $60. 706-355-3161, Kindle Tutorials (Madison County Library) Kindle Touch e-reader tutorials are available every day in November at 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

and 5 p.m., and an extra tutorial at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bring a Kindle from home or check one out from the library. FREE! 706795-5597 Lori’s Boot Camp (Fitness at Five) Get in shape! Thursdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. 706-353-6030, Middle Eastern Drum Circle (Floorspace) All skill levels and ages welcome. Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. $6–$12 donation. www.floorspace 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., $20–30. Power Yoga for Athletes (Total Training Center) Stretch out sore muscles every Monday night. SALSAthens (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Cuban-style salsa dance classes. Every Wednesday, 6:307:30 p.m. (intermediate), 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginners). $8 (incl. $3.50 drink). 706-338-6613 Sangha Yoga Classes (Healing Arts Centre) Several types of ongoing yoga classes are offered, including therapeutic, hatha, gentle and vinyasa yoga, power lunch yoga and pilates. Visit website for details. Tribal Style Bellydance Basics (Floorspace) Bellydance basics every Thursday, 5:45–7 p.m. Tribal style bellydancing every Tuesday, 6–7 p.m. $10–$12. Writing to Heal (The Banyan Tree Center, 1 Huntington Rd.) This five-week workshop allows participants to tell their story using writing exercises, assigned readings and readings of each other’s writing so

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John Haley’s Abstract Expressionist paintings open at the GMOA on Saturday, Nov. 10. they can narrate themselves through trauma, loss and grief to a place of healing. Taught by writer Sabrina Orak Mark. Sundays, 3–5 p.m. Nov. 11–Dec. 16. $250. www.thebanyan Yoga Teacher Training (Athens, Ga) Yoga teacher and RYT200 certification course. Saturdays through Dec. 15, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. $1450. www.yogaful Zumba (Athens Latino Center for Education and Services (ALCES)) Instructed by Maricela Delgado. Every Wednesday, 6–7 p.m. & 7:15–8:15 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, 5:30–6:30 p.m. $10/class, $70/session. www.uga. edu/botgarden

HELP OUT Be a Santa to a Senior (Terrapin Beer Co.) Seeking donations of toiletries, crosswords, pajamas, hats, scarves, picture frames, etc., for the Athens Community Counsel for Aging. A Santa photo booth, commemorative pint glasses and ornaments available to donators. Through November.

KIDSTUFF Arrow Shared Nanny Sessions (Arrow) Caregiving with a child ratio of 1 to 3. For ages 6 months–4 years. Pre-registration required. Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $30–125. ourarrow@gmail. com, Arts in the Afternoon (East Athens Community Center) Afterschool program teaches arts and crafts and allows children to create original artwork. Ages 6–15. Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30– 5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3593 Day Off School Program: Turkey Time (Memorial Park) Celebrate with games, crafts, a zoo program and snacks included. Bring a sack lunch. Register by Nov. 14. Nov. 20, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $15–23. 706-613-3580

Day Off School: It’s a Jungle Out There (Memorial Park) Explore the wilds of Memorial Park and hone up on safari skills. Games, crafts, a zoo program and a snack are all included. Bring a sack lunch. Elementary school students only. Register by Nov. 14. Nov. 19, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $15–23. 706-6133580 Family Day (Georgia Museum of Art) Visit the museum’s permanent collection to see how different artists represent nature, then head to the studio classroom to paint a landscape. Visit www.georgiamuseum. org. Kids’ Craft Classes (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Mama/Papa & Me craft class for ages 1–3 (Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. & Saturdays, 10 a.m.), Craft Club for ages 6–10 (Wednesdays & Thursdays, 4 p.m.) and Family Crafterdays (Saturdays, 11 a.m.). $10/class, $30/4 classes. 706-850-8226, www.treehousekid New Mamas & Babies Group (Arrow) Meet other new parents and their pre-crawling little ones. Caregivers Jean Anderson and Rebecca Espana host the group. Thursday mornings, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $5, $30 (8 visits). www.our Pop-In Playtime (Pump It Up) Pop in and jump! Children ages 11 & under can bounce around and have a bouncy, jumping good time. Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $3 (ages 2 & under), $6 (ages 2 & up). 706-613-5676 Spanish Lessons for Tots (Arrow) Spanish lessons with music, dancing and fun surprises led by Sarah Ehlers. For children ages 2.5–4 years old. Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m. $10. ourarrow@ Thanksgiving Cornucopia (Madison County Library) Learn a recipe you can share with everyone at Thanksgiving. Sample and create fall fruit and vegetable treats. Pre-register by Nov. 14. For ages 7 & up. Nov. 18, 4 p.m. FREE! 706795-5597 Theatre Classes (Athens Little Playhouse) Saturday mornings, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Email for more information on classes and schedules. Email athenslittleplayhouse@ or visit www.athenslittle

Yoga Sprouts Family Yoga (Five Points Yoga) Stretch your imagination while doing yoga. This month is Thanksgiving themed. For ages 2 & older with an adult. Sundays through Nov., except Nov. 25. 1–1:45 p.m. $60. yogasprouts@, www.athensfivepoints

ON THE STREET “Ripple Effect” Film Contest (Athens, Ga) Filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience are invited to create original short films about water conservation and water stewardship. The finalists’ films will show EcoFocus Film Festival in the spring. Enter by Dec. 5. www.ripple Athens Jewish Film Festival Shorts Competition (Athens, GA) Submit an original short film addressing the “Jewish experience.” Deadline Dec. 1. FREE! www.athens Call for Artists (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Crafters and artists interested in vending at the Hollyday Handmade Artists’ Market are encouraged to send a brief description and photos of their work to by Nov. 10 to be considered for the Dec. 1 market. www.treehousekidand Evergreen Community Garden Seeks Gardeners (Evergreen Community Garden, 285 Tallasee Rd.) Those interested in gardening are welcome to use the land, tools and classes at Evergreen Community Garden. No experience necessary, use of resources is free. 704-877-7928, Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program Appointments (Athens, Ga) The Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now taking appointments for eligible home heating assistance applicants. Appointments for the elderly will be held Nov. 26–28, and general appointments are Dec. 17–19. Call for an appointment. 706-424-2866 Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School Grant (Athens, Ga) Seeking online votes to win $50,000 from the Clorox “Power a Bright Future” grant that would help fund ongoing programs at the

school. Go to to vote. Voting lasts through Dec. 12. Seeking Entries for the Downtown Athens Parade of Lights (Downtown Athens) Now accepting applications for floats. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Charlie Brown Christmas.â&#x20AC;? Apply by Nov. 15. 706-613-3620, robin., Sharpshooterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball Clinic (Lay Park) This clinic focuses on fundamental basketball skills. Thursdays, Oct. 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 6., 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6:30 p.m. $1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2. www.athens

Spay and Neuter Fall Special (The Athens Area Humane Society) The Athens Area Humane Society is offering dog and cat spay or neuter surgeries for $10 off, as well as a free rabies vaccine at the time of surgery if not up to date. Now through Nov. 29. 706-769-9155, www.athens Yoga Teacher Training (5 Points Yoga) Yoga Allianceregistered 200-hour yoga teacher training. Journey more deeply into your own practice while learning technical skills necessary to become a stellar yoga instructor. Saturdays, 12 p.m. Jan. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;July 21. $1,900.

ART AROUND TOWN A. LAFERA SALON (2440 W. Broad St.) Impressionistic oil paintings of the natural world by Perry McCrackin. AMICI ITALIAN CAFĂ&#x2030; (233 E. Clayton St.) Atmospheric paintings ranging from introspective melancholy to stark mechanical by Jacob Wenzka. Through November. 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. ARTINIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ART LOUNGE (296 W. Broad St.) 2D and 3D pieces by Matthew Gentry. Opening reception Nov. 8. Through November. ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) In the Myers Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Athens Portrait Artists,â&#x20AC;? works by William â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rockyâ&#x20AC;? Sapp, John Ahee, Noah Saunders, Leah B. Mantini, Jean Westmacott, Meredith Lachin and Katherine E. Schuber. Through Dec. 14. â&#x20AC;˘ In the Harrison Center, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Earth Showâ&#x20AC;? 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.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Centerâ&#x20AC;? 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. CINE BARCAFE (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Ten movie posters designed by local artists to honor Alfred Hitchcockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Psycho. On display Nov. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. CIRCLE GALLERY AT UGA (285 S. Jackson St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Dreams: The Paradox of Failed Subdivisions in Georgia,â&#x20AC;? a photographic exhibition by Stephanie Bryan. Opening reception Nov. 8. Through Dec. 21. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Colorful digital art photos by Greg Harmon. ETIENNE BRASSERIE (311 E. Broad St.) Paintings by Alan Campbell. Through November. 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 John Weber, John Cleaveland, Leigh Ellis and more. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bucolanaliaâ&#x20AC;? includes paintings and drawings by featured artist Matt Alston. Through Dec. 30. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oneironautâ&#x20AC;? includes drawings by James Greer. Through November. FRONTIER (193 E. Clayton St.) A display of works made from found materials by local outsider artist Jimmy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cap Manâ&#x20AC;? Straehla. Through Nov. 15. GAINESVILLE STATE COLLEGE OCONEE CAMPUS (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) The Oconee Student Art Exhibit includes works by Isabell Daniel, Jennifer Graff, Stacy Koffman and Kate Windley. Opening reception Nov. 8. Through November. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beyond the Bulldog: Jack Davis.â&#x20AC;? Through Jan. 6. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection.â&#x20AC;? Through Jan. 6. â&#x20AC;˘ Murals of agriculture scenes by George Beattie. Through Jan. 7. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;De Wain Valentine: Human Scaleâ&#x20AC;? features eight large-

SUPPORT Domestic Violence Support Group (Athens, Ga) Support, healing and dinner for survivors of domestic violence. Tuesdays, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., in Clarke County. First and Third Mondays, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., in Madison County. Childcare provided. 706-543-3331 (hotline), 706-613-3357, ext. 771. Emotional Abuse Support Group (Athens, Ga) Childcare provided. Call for location. Every Wednesday. 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! 706543-3331 (hotline), 706-613-3357, ext. 771. f

scale, minimalist and translucent sculptures. Through Jan. 27. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;John Haley: Berkeley School of Abstract Expressionist.â&#x20AC;? Through Mar. 3. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Defiant Beauty: The Work of Chakaia Bookerâ&#x20AC;? consists of large-scale 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 animals. GLASSCUBE & GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;PLACE: Photographyâ&#x20AC;? includes works by Michael Lachowski, Carl Martin and Stephen Scheer. Through Dec. 20. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Photographs by Judy Kuniansky. Through Nov. 17. HEIRLOOM CAFE AND FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fruit of Lifeâ&#x20AC;? features oil paintings by Keara Connor. Opening reception Nov. 7. Through November. JITTERY JOEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COFFEE ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) Fantasy paintings by Mark A Helwig. Through Nov. 15. JITTERY JOEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COFFEE EASTSIDE (1860 Barnett Shoals Rd.) The artwork of Thomas Fletcher explores other-worldly landscapes and the coalescence of nature with the phantasmagorical. KRIMSON KAFE (40 Greensboro Hwy., Watkinsville) Works by June F. Johnston. LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Minimalish,â&#x20AC;? a group show presenting works by Art-X students. Opening reception Nov. 9. Through Nov. 23. LEATHERS BUILDING ART SPACE (675 Pulaski St.) Mixed media art by Jessica â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cobraâ&#x20AC;? McVey and Trevor Oxley. Through December. LOFT GALLERY (2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goddesses: The Real and the Imagined,â&#x20AC;? colorful paintings by Melody Croft exploring the emotional complexities of race, gender, age and culture. Opening reception Nov. 7. Through December. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Orphan Showâ&#x20AC;? is an exhibition and silent auction of artworks abandoned by their artists at the center over the years. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Discovering History: Decorative Arts and Genealogy from the Ware and Lyndon Family Eras.â&#x20AC;? Through Jan. 12. MAMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BOY (197 Oak St.) Acrylic paintings by Brooke Bryant. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) 3rd annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Georgia Small Worksâ&#x20AC;? juried exhibition. Through Nov. 9. SEWCIAL STUDIO (160 Tracy St.) Hand-dyed art quilts by Anita Heady and rust and over-dyed fabric on canvas by Bill Heady. SIPS ESPRESSO CAFE (1390 Prince Ave.) Acrylic paintings by Johnny Gordon. â&#x20AC;˘ Rust art by Bill Heady. STATE BOTANICAL GARDENS (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) Photographs of nature by Robert Rushton. Through Nov. 25. STRAND HAIR STUDIO (1625 S. Lumpkin St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Avesericoâ&#x20AC;? features photography of birds on silk scarves by Dana Downs. TOWN 220 (220 W. Washington St., Madison) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Observationsâ&#x20AC;? includes encaustic paintings by Mary Leslie. Through Jan. 26. TRANSMETROPOLITAN (145 E. Clayton St.) Nature photos by Wendy Garfinkel-Gold. VISIONARY GROWTH GALLERY (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Danielsville) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brainedâ&#x20AC;? features works by Grover Hogan, Tim Gartrell, Michael McAleer, Haru Park, John Crowe and special guest artist Bud Lee. Through December. WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keep Movingâ&#x20AC;? features a selection of works on paper created by Krista Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students at Chase Street Elementary School. Through November.



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1BR/1BA. All elec. Nice apt. Water provided. On bus line. Single pref. Avail now! (706) 543-4271. Apts. on great in–town streets. G r a d y & Boulevard. Walk e v e r y w h e r e ! Wa t e r & garbage paid. $495– $750/mo. Check out www.boulevard propertymanagement. com or call (706) 5489797. Dwntn., 1BR/1BA flat, $ 4 6 5 / m o . Avail. now. Water, gas, trash pick-up incl. Free on-site laundry. Joiner Management, (706) 353-6868. Eastside quadraplex, 2BR/2BA, $500/mo. & 2BR/1BA, $475/mo. Eastside duplex, 2BR/1BA & FP, $525/mo. 3BR/2BA & FP, $700/mo. Call McWaters Realty, (706) 353-2700 or cell, (706) 540-1529.

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Prince Ave. near Daily G ro c e r y, 2 n d f l o o r, 4 h u ge o ff i c e s w / l o bby & kitchen. Super nice. $1600/mo. Call Cole, (706) 202-2733. www. boulevardproperty

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Chase Park Paint Artist Studios. Historic Blvd. a r t i s t c o m m u n i t y. 1 6 0 Tracy St. Rent 300 sf., $150 mo. 400 sf., $200/mo. (706) 546-1615 or www. athenstownproper ties. com. Eastside offices, 1060 Gaines School Rd. Rent 500 sf. $650/mo., 400 sf. $600/mo. (706) 546-1615 or athenstownproperties. com. Read classifieds online 24/7 at classifieds.flagpole. com. For sale or lease. Commercial/residential. Huge home on busline, near campus. 2 kitchens, DR, 2LRs, 4-5BR/2BA. L g . y a rd , p o rc h . O ff street parking. $1150/mo. $399,000. David, (706) 247-1398.


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5 Pts. duplex. 2BR/1BA. Renovated, HWflrs., CHAC, W/D provided. Across street from Memorial Park. Extremely quiet. No pets. 9–12 mo. lease. 253 Marion Dr. $650/ mo. Graduate students & professionals p re f e r re d . w w w. Reference quad. (706) 202-9805. Brick duplex, 2BR/1BA, ver y clean. Just 2 mi. to campus on north side Athens. 2 units avail. Pets OK. $500/mo. + dep. Call Sharon, (706) 351-3074.

Houses for Rent 1 or 2BR, recently renovated, private, quiet location near Publix. All elec., CHAC, new appls., W/D, DW, HWflrs. Water & garbage paid. $650-680/ m o . w w w. b o u l e v a rd proper tymanagement. com, (706) 548-9797. 205 Little Street. 2 B R / 1 B A . Wa t e r, g a s , power incl. Near Dwntn. $550/mo. Call Joiner Management (706) 3536868. 3BR/2BA, 2077 S. Lumpkin, $1200/mo. W/D., DW, sec. sys. & ceiling fans. 3BR/2BA, 2071 Lumpkin, $1000/mo. incl. water, lawn maint. & garbage. W/D, DW. (706) 546-0300. 3BR/2BA in Normaltown. Avail. now! HWflrs., CHAC, quiet street. Grad students pref’d. Rent negotiable. (706) 372-1505. 4BR/3.5BA house for rent. Close to Dwntn./UGA campus. W/D incl. Built 2007. Bargain pricing through July 31st. $1200/ mo. Avail. 12/1/12. Call (404) 512-6178. 130 Appleby Drive, Athens, GA.




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5 Pts. 3BR/3BA. CHAC, HWflrs., decks, garage, F P, n e w g r a n i t e & stainless kitchen, family room. 5 min. to UGA. Big yard, quiet street, no dogs. Professionals preferred. $1250/mo. (706) 202-9805. Cedar Creek: 4BR/2BA, partially fenced yd., $950/ mo. 5 Pts.: Off Baxter St., 4BR/2BA, $1000/ mo. Eastside: 5BR/2BA, large lot, $1000/mo. Call McWaters Realty, (706) 353-2700, (706) 540-1529. Cute cottage 5 mi. north of Dwntn. 1000 sf. CHAC. 2BR/1BA, living/dining room, W/D conn. Fenced area. $550/mo. dep. Avail. now. (706) 424-1571. Looking for a place to live? Turn to Flagpole Classifieds to find your new home! For rent: 3BR/2BA house on large lot on West Lake Dr. AC, W/D, water/garbage incl. $1200/mo. Call (706) 340-4938 or (706) 3407938. Lovely renovated Normaltown cottage: 2BR/1BA, HWflrs., CHAC, W/D, DW, large yard, 10 min. walk to UGA busline on Prince. Ideal for grad. student or professional single/couple. $750 + utils. Avail. mid-Dec. (706) 8505251. Yo dawgs. 3BR/1 full & 2 half BA home. All up in Normaltown. 410 Pine Needle Rd. Giant yard, H W f l r s . , b o n u s ro o m , large basement, pets OK. $1,125. Valerio Properties (706) 546-6900.

Parking & Storage Parking places for rent across from UGA. $30/mo. (706) 354-4261.

Roommates Offstreet parking, private BA, large kitchen, close to UGA, share house w/ 1 other person. $375/mo. + utils., no dep., prefer graduate student. (706) 363-2893.

Re-listed! Roommate needed immediately for house off Pulaski St. Screened porch, W/D. Only a 10 min. walk from Dwntn. Only $250/mo. Calls only: (706) 548-9744. Yo u n g e r, female professional looking for roommate to share very nice, brand new 3BR/3BA house. Small dog OK w/ small dep. $550 incl. rent & all utils. or $450 + half utils.

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$450 Incl. all utils. Rooms avail. in cute 3BR/2.5BA house in great safe n’hood. Direct TV & high-speed Wifi in room. Call or text (706) 347-0483.

For Sale Furniture King sized bed frame and dresser for sale. Cherry wood, good condition, never been used. $800. (706) 318-8278.

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 Louis Vuitton. 20% off single purchase of clothing, sandals and jewelry (excl. J. Crew). 1/person. Go to Agora! Awesome! Affordable! The ultimate store! Specializing in retro ever ything: antiques, furniture, clothes, bikes, records & players! 260 W. Clayton St., (706) 3160130.

Music Services Eady Guitars, Guitar B u i l d i n g & R e p a i r. Qualified repairman offering professional set ups, fret work, wiring, finishing & restorations. Exp. incl. Gibson & Benedetto Guitars. Appt. only. (615) 714-9722, www. Do you want to make $$$ with your music related business? Are you advertising in Flagpole? Call 706-549-0301 for details. Fret Shop. Professional guitar repairs & modifications, setups, e l e c t ro n i c s , p re c i s i o n fretwork. Previous clients incl. R.E.M., Widespread Panic, Cracker, Bob Mould, John Berry, Abbey Road Live!, Squat. (706) 5491567. Wedding bands. Quality, professional 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 & party band. www.themagictones. com.

Services Cleaning Blessed Hand Cleaning Service. Business/ residential. Student workers, senior rates, holiday/bir thday rates. Before/after event cleaning. We do dishes, stove, fridge, oven + more. Friendly prices. (678) 6984260.



Do you have a special needs pet? Let Athens Specialized Small Animal Care Center care for your pet while you cannot. website: www.athensspecialized smallanimalcarecenter. com.

Advertise your seasonal skills! Yard work, decorating, baking. Let Athens know how to contact you with Flagpole classifieds! Call (706) 549-0301 or visit classifieds.flagpole. com.

Psychics Renowned psychic advisor specializing i n l o v e , re l a t i o n s h i p s , finance & career. I will guide you in overcoming challenges for a much happier life. Betty is a natural-bor n empath & psychic life coach. Call (706) 224-5026.

Spa The location of Athens’ best massage therapists, estheticians & nail technicians is not classified. Call The Spa at Foundry Park Inn now at (706) 425-9700.

Jobs Full-time Clocked is looking for an experienced grill cook. Resumes only. 259 W. Washington St. F a n t a s y Wo r l d ! H i r i n g private lingerie models. No exp. necessary. We train. Flexible scheduling. Call (706) 613-8986 or visit 1050 Baxter St., Athens. New Dwntn. restaurant & bar now hiring all positions. Apply in person at Dirty Birds (on Washington St.) or Square One (on Thomas St.). I heart Flagpole Classifieds!


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

Strand Hair Studio has an opening for a motivated, easygoing hairstylist looking for a calm, relaxing environment w/ established clientele. Fixed rent. (706) 5498074.


Misc. Services

Athens Little Playhouse Children’s Theatre is accepting re s u m e s f o r p u b l i c relations inter nship. Position incl. stipen. Send resume & introduction letter to athenslittleplayhouse@ Deadline: 11/23/12.

Instant cash is now being paid for good vinyl records & CDs in fine condition. Wuxtry Records, at corner of Clayton & College downtown. (706) 369-9428.

Nuçi’s Space needs your old instruments & music gear! All donations are taxdeductible. Call (706) 2271515 or come by Nuçi’s Space, 396 Oconee St.

Instruction Guitar lessons! College instructor w/ doctorate in music. All styles, beginners too. Bass, theory & composition too. 1st lesson free. Call David, (706) 5467082. davidguitar4109@ h o t m a i l . c o m . w w w.

Holiday season is a great time to get your entrepreneurial mind working. Have a service you can offer the merr y but busy revelers? Let them know where to find you with Flagpole Classifieds. Call (706) 549-0301 or visit classifieds.flagpole. com. Remember to support your community by shopping local this holiday season!


Opportunities Advertise for help wanted with Flagpole C l a s s i f i e d s . w w w. or (706) 549-0301.

Always Baked is looking to hire some PT cookie crazies to help us bring our made from scratch baked to order cookies to Athens. Exp. pref’d, enthusiasm mandatory! Go to & “holla” at us! NEED A JOB? Full-Time and Part-Time opportunities are listed weekly in the Flagpole Classifieds. Child care business needs loving caring person. Infant & toddler experience helpful. Will train. Great PT job for s t u d e n t s ! G o t o w w w. The holidays are a p p ro a c h i n g , w h i c h means lots of entrepreneurial o p p o r t u n i t i e s are waiting for someone to realize them. Let Athens know about your sought-after skills with Flagpole Classifieds. Go to or call (706) 549-0301.

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