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DEMOCRATSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; AGENDA: Republicans are likely to win all the races listed above, since Georgia is a conservative state, and Republicans have drawn most of the districts to all but guarantee victory. One way Democrats can claw their way back from irrelevance is to introduce popular legislation to make a political point, even if it stands no chance of passing unless the GOP majority co-opts it. On the economy, Democrats are rolling out a bill this year to require state agencies to buy American- and Georgia-made goods whenever possible. On education, they have proposals to let students at Athens Tech keep their HOPE grants with a 2.5 grade point average, ban cyber-bullying and ensure that wealthy parents arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t abusing tax credits intended to send poor kids to private school. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also introducing bills to repeal some of the 2011 immigration lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more controversial provisions, like one requiring small businesses to verify new hiresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; citizenship and another requiring thousands of professional license applicants from hairdressers to veterinarians to prove their citizenship year after year. A couple of bills would protect homeowners from foreclosure. Another would help low- and middle-income families pay their energy bills. But maybe the most popular one would bar your boss from demanding access to your social media sites. No more furiously untagging Facebook photos of last nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s party! Yay! GUN CONTROL: Democrats also dropped a gun control bill that would close the gun-show background check loophole, institute a fiveday waiting period and make it harder for people whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been involuntarily committed to get a concealed-carry permit. Common sense, right? Not to state Sen. Barry Loudermilk (R-Cassville), who introduced a bill last week to lower the minimum age for a concealed-carry permit from 21 to 18. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in addition to bills sponsored by freshman Rep. Charles Gregory (R-Kennesaw) that

You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite fit them all into a phone booth: House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta), flanked by other House Democrats. would let people carry concealed weapons in churches and on college campuses. Kennesaw, by the way, has a law requiring all heads of households in the city to own a gun. Guns are a hot-button issue due to the recent spate of tragic school shootings, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect to legislature to do anything except talk. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing to gain politically by restricting or expanding gun rights. DUMP CHIP: Outrage is growing over the cushy new job at Georgia Public Broadcasting that Gov. Nathan Deal gave former state Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers. Rogers resigned from the Senate to accept an ill-defined position at GPB, where heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll draw a $150,000 salary to produce content related to economic development. His resignation paved the way for a Deal ally, Sen. Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone), to win Rogersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; leadership position. One veteran GPB producer, Ashlie Wilson Pendley, who earned $54,000, has resigned in protest, calling Rogersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hiring a slap in the face after years of layoffs and cutbacks. The Athens-based progressive group Better Georgia wants you to tell Deal, GPB President Teya Ryan, the GPB board of directors and all the legislators on the House and Senate appropriations committees to fire Rogers. If you feel so inclined, go to Bettergeorgia.com to spam the whole lot of them. YOUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE UNDER ARREST: For talking to ACC commissioners? House Speaker David Ralston introduced legislation last week that would

bar lawmakers from accepting lobbyistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gifts under many circumstances. Sounds greatâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; until you get to the fine print. In an effort to crack down on unregistered lobbyists, the bill defines â&#x20AC;&#x153;lobbyistâ&#x20AC;? so broadly that, according to ethics reform advocates, anyone who, for example, emailed all 10 Athens-Clarke commissioners without paying $320 to register as a lobbyist would be breaking the law. Citizens would only be allowed to talk to the elected officials who directly represent them. Members of the subcommittee that held a hearing on the bill last week said theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll introduce a substitute bill this week that will clear up the problem. ATLANTA HIGHWAY: Oconee County blogger Lee Becker has confirmed that, yes, a new outdoor mall off the Loop at the Oconee Connector is poaching stores from Atlanta Highway. Pier 1 Imports is leaving for greener pastures across the county line. The Gap and The Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place, both with stores in Georgia Square Mall, have applied for permits at the new development, as has Old Navy, although itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unclear if their Clarke County locations will close. Commissioner Mike Hamby is chairing a study committee thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s looking at ways to revitalize Atlanta Highway if big-box stores start to flee. It hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t met since November. Better get cracking. Blake Aued news@flagpole.com

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Those who report on the activities of Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legislators concentrate on criticizing the things we think our elected officials are doing wrong. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only fair to give lawmakers credit when they do something right, as they did last week in voting to extend the Medicaid provider fee that is also known as a bed tax. This tax has been levied on hospitals since 2010 and enables the state to bring in about $430 million a year in federal matching funds to help pay for Medicaid, the program that provides healthcare services for low-income people who cannot afford health insurance. Without this tax, legislators would have to cut spending in other areas of the budget to make up for the revenue shortfall. Those cuts most likely would affect K-12 education, where state formula funding has already been reduced by nearly $6 billion over the past decade. The other alternative would be to cut Medicaid payments to hospitals and doctors by 20 percent or moreâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a decision that might force 10 or 15 financially ailing hospitals in rural areas to shut down. Gov. Nathan Deal and the legislative leadership worked strenuously behind the scenes to persuade their conservative colleagues of the need to renew this tax levy for another four years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It goes without saying that our hospitals are economic drivers in our communities,â&#x20AC;? said Rep. Terry England (R-Auburn) as the bill was debated on the House floor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you want to keep your local hospitals in businessâ&#x20AC;Ś you need to put a green light on this board today.â&#x20AC;? Failure to renew the fee â&#x20AC;&#x153;would have a devastating impact on Grady Hospital as well as all hospitals that take care of indigent patients,â&#x20AC;? House Majority Whip Edward Lindsey (R-Atlanta) said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all know that we have to have it.â&#x20AC;? The bill passed by healthy, bipartisan margins in both the Senate and the House of

Representatives as it made its way to Dealâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desk. It was one of those instances where Republicans and Democrats were able to agree on a course of action that really will benefit all of their constituents. The debate over this Medicaid bill also highlighted one of the unfortunate weaknesses in our current political system: the unwillingness of elected officials to be honest about what they do. What the General Assembly passed was clearly a tax bill. It requires all hospitals to remit 1.45 percent of their net patient revenues to the state each year. No one was willing to admit that, however. When I asked the spokesman for Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle about the scheduling of a Senate vote on the hospital bed tax, he quickly corrected me: â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no hospital bed tax.â&#x20AC;? During an interview with a reporter, House Speaker David Ralston similarly denied that the measure was a tax and called it a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Medicaid assessment fee.â&#x20AC;? Deal referred to it as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;provider fee.â&#x20AC;? Sen. David Shafer (R-Duluth), the new president pro tem of the Senate, described it as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;financing plan.â&#x20AC;? The bill renewing the Medicaid tax also transferred the responsibility for imposing the levy from the General Assembly to the state Board of Community Health. That way, legislators could implement a tax increase without technically voting for it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a situation where the state needs the tax revenues, but many lawmakers will not admit it, because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re afraid that a future campaign opponent will accuse them of voting for a â&#x20AC;&#x153;job-killing tax increase.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s somewhat of an indictment of the General Assemblyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s willingness to do its job,â&#x20AC;? said Rep. Brian Thomas (D-Lilburn), who voted to pass the hospital tax. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It shows a lack of courage on our part. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get elected to play dodge ball. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here to make decisions.â&#x20AC;?

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search committee that chose a replacement for retiring University of Georgia President Michael Adams cast their net nationwide. In the end, all they had to do was walk down the hall. After the committee named him the sole finalist last week, the Board of Regents approved UGA Provost Jere Morehead as the new president on Monday, giving Adamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; righthand man on academics a promotion. The move pleased many who know Moreheadâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;by all accounts a nice guy and a talented and competent administratorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but raised concerns about why the regents didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hire a bigger name from outside the UGA community who has more experience in fundraising and other political aspects of the job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It surprised me,â&#x20AC;? Athens Area Chamber of Commerce President Doc Eldridge said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know Jere was on the list, but then again, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know who was on the list.â&#x20AC;? The secrecy surrounding the selection process also raised hackles around campus. A headhunting firm and a selection committee made up of regents and faculty, staff and student representatives vetted about 60 candidates, Jere Morehead narrowing them down to nine and then one finalist, Morehead. None of the other candidates were made public. A little-noticed (at the time) change to state law last year allows the university system to name sole finalists for university presidencies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unlike other places where they have multiple people come in, this was more cut-anddried,â&#x20AC;? geography professor John Knox said. The search committee had said all along that it intended to recommend just one finalist. University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby defended the process, saying that applicants required confidentiality so their current employers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re out looking for new jobs. And the search committee didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give any weight to whether candidates came from inside or outside the UGA community, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The criteria is the best person possible,â&#x20AC;? Huckaby said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He impressed everyone.â&#x20AC;? The lack of information left some to speculate that former Gov. Sonny Perdue, former UGA provost and Ohio State president Karen Holbrook or even former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who was once the provost at Stanford, would get the job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think Jere Morehead is a very smart person who both knows and loves the University of Georgia, and I expect him to do well,â&#x20AC;? said James Cobb, a history professor (and Flagpole contributor). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unfortunately, in the academic world, reputation is sometimes more important than reality, and I think there are some faculty who fear that by filling both of

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Man Stabbed Over Cigarette A man said another man approached him on Old Hull Road and asked for a cigarette Jan. 31. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have one, and the man hit him on the shoulder, pushed him and walked away. When he arrived at his girlfriendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house on Oak Hill Drive, he realized heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been stabbed. His girlfriend took him to Athens Regional Medical Center.

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Diner Beaten for No Reason A woman was having dinner with friends at La Fiesta on Jan. 29. She walked out onto the patio with an unknown man who hit her in the face, knocked her to the ground and continued to hit and kick her. As witnesses approached, the manâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; described as tall, thin but muscular, with short hair and a scruffy face, and wearing a white or gray shirtâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;left in a white Lincoln. No one had any idea what led to the attack.

Drug Deal at Bethel Officers spotted what looked like a drug deal Feb. 2 at Bethel Midtown Village. When they approached, one of the two subjects tried to run but was caught. The 25-year-old Springdale Street resident was charged with possession of Ecstasy, obstruction and criminal trespass.

Shoplifter Caught with Gun Loss prevention officers at Belk at Georgia Square Mall caught a man stealing clothes and hiding them under his own clothes. When he was confronted, police also found a .32 caliber revolver in his pocket. The 28-year-old Alto man was charged with shoplifting, carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a weapon without a permit and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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small number of parking spots in Five Points are a big deal for residents and business owners. Do 22 spaces on Lumpkin Street—once the neighborhood’s only public parking—really belong to the city or do they belong to Stiles Properties? Superior Court Judge Penn McWhorter will decide in the next month or so. In the meantime, people are already talking about possible solutions for the lack of parking in Five Points. “I think parking spaces are vital to commerce in Five Points, and it all contributes to the village feel there,” says AthensClarke Commissioner Kathy Hoard, who represents part of Five Points. “Customers should be able to park and go into one business to have lunch, get their hair cut, or shop for clothing and then walk across the street to buy a bottle of wine or greeting card before heading home.” About a month ago, Susanna Drennen, owner of the women’s consignment store Suska, and others gathered for a meeting about steps they can take to address parking complaints. Several business owners suggested a parking system that allows employees of retail stores to park in non-retail lots with spaces to spare, which would open up spots on the street for customers. Under this system, employees would receive a parking permit, notifying other business owners that the car isn’t being abandoned for hours. “Businesses have parking behind them that are underutilized by customers,” Drennen says. “Either they don’t know the spots exist or don’t know how to get into and out of the lots.” Signage would help, but signage is also what’s causing the current tensions. The shortage of parking has led businesses to become more protective of their limited spaces. “There’s never a lot of parking around Five Points, especially during the peak hours of lunch and dinner,” says Julia Bernier, a University of Georgia student who recently lived in the neighborhood. “A friend of mine went to Yoforia and left his car in the Waffle House parking lot for about 20 minutes, and it was towed. I think the businesses are pretty serious about it.”

Long-Standing Issue The parking crunch partly stems from a 2010 lawsuit. Barry Stiles sued Athens-Clarke County, claiming the government breached a 1954 agreement with his father and asking the government to stop enforcing parking ordinances on the property. Part of the parking is on Stiles’ land, but part is public property. Though Stiles has paid taxes on the spaces, the local government maintains them. When all three Clarke County Superior Court judges recused themselves from the case, visiting judge McWhorter issued an injunction in Stiles’ favor in 2011, temporarily ordering ACC to stop enforcing parking. (ACC had delegated enforcement to the Athens Downtown Development Authority.) At that point, Stiles asked Prestige Parking to monitor the spaces during business

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hours and, in exchange, allowed them to collect a parking fee after business hours. ACC appealed the ruling to the Georgia Supreme Court. Though the court upheld McWhorter’s ruling, the justices noted that he didn’t answer one question—whether it was too late for Stiles to take legal action. After last month’s trial, McWhorter will make a final ruling in the coming weeks. No matter the decision, residents know the dispute is far from over. “The frustration that I hear from people is that it’s hard to park, and there’s not a clear solution,” says Sara Beresford, a former chair of the Friends of Five Points neighborhood association. “We have a commercial district in a neighborhood that we love, and not everyone is in walking distance. Even local people need to park on the way home from work, and parking is hard to do. “It’s been an issue as long as I’ve been involved in the area, which is eight or nine years, but the pressure feels worse than ever,” Beresford says. “There are a bunch of contributing factors, and there’s not one culprit.” For example, UGA students have made a habit of parking and walking to campus, leaving their cars for hours in spots that could have accommodated customers throughout the day. Employees of Five Points businesses have been guilty of the same. A parking limit of one hour—with patrolling and metering like the downtown area—would ensure turnover in those spaces, Drennen says. “My business exists on people being able to drop off items with me,” she says. “I’ve had a customer tell me that she tried to stop three times one day and then took all of the clothes to Goodwill. That’s a huge potential loss of revenue for me.” With the new Stiles Properties signs, Drennen has seen happier customers at her store. She is working with Prestige Parking to allow customers 30 minutes of free parking to visit shops across the street if they can show a receipt from her store. “We want to help people who are actual customers, and we’re trying to figure out how to enforce this parking situation but not lock it down,” she says. “Sometimes this side of the street looks like a ghost town, and it riles people up when they see the open spots.” Chris Lloyd feels comfortable with the number of spaces available for Marker 7 Coastal Grill, a restaurant he’s opening in Five Points in March, but he also sees the need to increase spaces. “Originally, builders should have planned for a deck near the [fire station], which wouldn’t have been unattractive or encroaching on the residential homes,” he says. “Some government officials realize the answer to the problem, but they’ve got to go through a lot of people to get this done.” During testimony in January, Stiles’ lawyer Regina Quick asked Hoard why a recent nine-year package of construction projects, paid for with a 1 percent sales tax, didn’t include

a new parking deck. No one proposed one, Hoard responded. Because the list of projects can’t be changed, it will be years before public money could pay for a deck, said ACC Manager Alan Reddish, who testified as well.

Walking and Biking Will Help Residents are also feeling the pressure. A few who wished to remain anonymous say they’re outraged at the evening parking fees and annoyed with customers and employees parking in front of residences. They even called for a boycott of the businesses housed under Stiles Properties. Others without a strong opinion about the lawsuit just want some resolution. “We walk to and enjoy the great things that are offered in the Five Points area, but I fear the lack of parking is going to limit growth and profitability even of businesses already there,” says Jim Morang, who lives two blocks from the fire station. Another solution includes cycling to Five Points, notes resident Jason Perry, a board member of two alternative transportation groups, BikeAthens and Georgia Bikes. “I try to avoid driving because I often want to go to multiple businesses in the neighborhood but feel like an idiot driving from Earth Fare to Five Points Bottle to The Hub in order to not leave my car where it’s not wanted,” he says. “I’d like to point out that quality bike parking with solid, secure racks would go a long way towards encouraging more people to ride to the area instead of drive.” Though bikers appreciate the racks at Earth Fare, Two Story Coffeehouse and Royal Peasant, there’s more to be done, Perry adds. “I fully acknowledge that bikes are not a universal solution to the problem, but it has been proven in many cities that quality bike parking encourages people to bike to local businesses,” he says. BikeAthens members recently emailed members of the Friends of Five Points and the UGA Office of Sustainability to develop a campaign that includes new racks, discounts for customers who bike or walk, and walking tours to promote the idea. “It’s a tiny incremental start on a big problem in this college town, but any success could be scaled up to other parts of town,” says Tracie Sanchez, a BikeAthens board member and Athens homeowner who first suggested the partnership. BikeAthens members are looking to Bike Friendly Business Districts, such as Long Beach, CA and New York City, as models. Though the idea is new, it could be part of the solution, they say. “We have to sacrifice a little in order to gain a lot,” Drennen says. “There’s a way, so now we have to work together on the will.” Carolyn Crist


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Sorkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1989 play A Few Good Men. Most of us, at least those of us with TBS, have seen the film with Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson and all the iconic yelling, but this is the play as Sorkin originally intended (when he sold the film rights, he demanded the producer stage the play as well) that asks this vital question: In the course of protecting American lives and treasure, which is more important to our military, the rule of law or the rule of order? This should be good. A Few Good Men runs Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sunday, Feb. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10, and Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sunday, Feb. 14â&#x20AC;&#x201C;17, at Athens Community Theatre. Showtimes are 8 p.m., Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and seniors and may be purchased at www.show clix.com.

Crowd-Pleaser: UGA Theatre presents the perennial favorite The Fantasticks, the longest-running musical in theater history. This show, about families who stage a grand deception to end a feud with a marriage, ran continuously on Broadway for 42 years and

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movie dope Some releases may not be showing locally this week. • indicates new review ARGO (R) Ben Affleck’s career revival continues with his best directing effort yet, despite his snub by the Academy. Revealing the once classified story of how the CIA rescued six American hostages in the midst of the Iranian Revolution, Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Argo is both an intriguing modern history lesson, a compelling, old-fashioned Hollywood thriller and a strong contender for Best Picture. (Ciné) BROKEN CITY (R) Is anyone else feeling like if you’ve seen one politicalcrime thriller, you’ve seen them all? (Anybody else remember 1996’s City Hall?) Diehard fans of Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe or Catherine Zeta-Jones will be pleasantly met with a routine political thriller about ex-cop-turnedprivate eye. • BULLET TO THE HEAD (R) Director Walter Hill’s first movie since 2002’s Undisputed (starring Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames in case you missed it) does not rank up there with his stylish best (The Warriors, naturally), but Bullet to the Head embarrasses neither Hill nor aging action icon Sylvester Stallone. Sly, as a veteran hitman seeking revenge for his partner’s death, actually delivers one of his best recent performances in what would otherwise be a pretty forgettable feature. Stallone brings a world weary gravitas to Jimmy Bonomo, as he and a wimpy detective (Fast Five’s Sung Kang, a Gainesville, Ga. native) traverse New Orleans killing baddies, much to the cop’s professional chagrin. DJANGO UNCHAINED (R) Not many auteurs can take an academic cinematic exercise and turn it into one of the year’s most entertaining spectacles like Quentin Tarantino can. Slave Django (Jamie Foxx) is freed by dentistturned-bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Golden Globe nominee Christoph Waltz, the single greatest gift QT has given American movie audiences). Together the duo hunts bad guys and seeks Django’s wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), who belongs to plantation owner Calvin Candie (Golden Globe nominee Leonardo DiCaprio). For a critically acclaimed award nominee, Django Unchained is an ultraviolent blast. DO THE RIGHT THING (R) 1989. Spike Lee’s best film to date remains his third feature; Do the Right Thing rides high on my list of greatest films of all-time. Violence and bigotry

explode on the hottest day of the year in Bed-Stuy. Danny Aiello received his only Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Sal, the owner of Sal’s Pizzeria. Lee also stars alongside Bill Nunn, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, John Turturro, Frankie Faison and Giancarlo Esposito, now better known as Gus Fring. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes and two Academy Awards (Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor). (UGA Tate Theatre) 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. GANGSTER SQUAD (R) For anybody lamenting about a lack of Dick Tracy meets The Untouchables period mob flicks, Gangster Squad will fill that rather peculiar hole in your life. Former boxer turned mob kingpin Mickey Cohen (an almost out-of-control Sean Penn) is trying to take control of Los Angeles. Police Chief Parker (Nick Nolte) enlists several officers, led by Sergeant John O’Mara (Josh Brolin), to fight fire with criminal fire. Based on a true story, Gangster Squad feels as if it were ripped from the pages of a pulpy crime magazine. HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS (R) Wondering how Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters made it to theaters is a far more interesting way to spend the action fairy tale’s sub90-minute runtime. The fabled origin of Hansel and Gretel is well-known. Two kids are left alone in the forest and stumble upon a witch’s candy house; the kids kill the witch. Dead Snow’s Tommy Wirkola imagines what happens next, as Hansel and Gretel (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) grow up to be traveling hunters of deadly witches. Apparently, the biggest, baddest witch (Famke Janssen) is hatching a plot that requires Gretel, due to a not-so-surprising mid-film reveal. A HAUNTED HOUSE (R) Marlon Wayans can be a pretty funny guy, and we already know from Requiem for a Dream that he can act when he’s trying. Found footage spoof, A Haunted

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House, occasionally works, mostly because Wayans acts like a normal, albeit egregiously silly guy. Wayans’ Malcolm invites his girlfriend, Kisha (Essence Atkins), to move in with him. Unfortunately, Kisha brings a ghostly presence with her, eventually becoming possessed. HERE COMES THE BOOM (PG-13) Adam Sandler’s made plenty of pictures worse than this Kevin James vehicle about outlandish ways to save 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. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13) How comforting it is to return to Middle-earth, especially with Peter Jackson (he replaced original director Guillermo del Toro, who retained a co-writing credit with Lord of the Rings Oscar winners Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens).

stars as Sandy Patterson, a mildmannered businessman on the hunt for the woman, played by Bridesmaids’ McCarthy, who stole his identity. The trailers look amusing (as does anything with Bateman), but one wonders if Rebel Wilson might have brought more to the movie. With Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, T.I., Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick and Eric Stonestreet. • THE IMPOSSIBLE (PG-13) So this is what Juan Antonio Bayona has been working on since his first release in 2007, the well-received horror film The Orphanage. The film is upsetting and ultimately uplifting. The disaster occurs with realism and rapidity; it’s inescapable. I believe intensity partly explains why The Impossible has performed so poorly at awards shows outside its native Spain. The post-disaster portions are harrowing even for me, who has laughed at far more gruesome horror movies. The Impossible is probably the best film of 2012 about which most people forgot. (Ciné)

Hey wait! Let me attach your yoke! Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman, the BBC “Office” star, a master of reactionary mugging) is asked by the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellan) to join a company of Dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage). Jackson and his writing cohort have expanded Tolkien’s single novel into three films by adding sequences from the series’ appendices, a decision that allows this first film to be paced a bit logily in getting the company on the road. 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. HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (R) The surprisingly versatile Bill Murray looks to make a fine 32nd president. Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s love affair with his cousin, Margaret Stuckley (Laura Linney), becomes the focus of a 1939 weekend visit from the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman). Director Roger Michell previously helmed Notting Hill, Changing Lanes, Venus and 2010’s Morning Glory; this film looks like it could be better than all of those combined. With Rushmore’s Olivia Williams as Eleanor Roosevelt. (Ciné) m IDENTITY THIEF (R) Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy star in the new comedy from Horrible Bosses’ director Seth Gordon (who also gave us the awesome King of Kong). Bateman

KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (G) 1989. The Studio Ghibli Film Series returns, bringing four fresh classics from legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. A young witch starts a delivery service in a seaside village while on her mandatory year of independence. Winner of awards from Awards of the Japanese Academy, Kinema Junpo Awards and Mainichi Film Concours. (Ciné) LES MISERABLES (PG-13) Golden Globe winner for best musical, Les Miserables harks back to the 1960s, when colossal musical adaptations were the rule, not the exception. (Four of the decade’s 10 Best Picture winners were musical adaptations.) Parolee Jean Valjean (Golden Globe winner Hugh Jackman) attempts to make up for his past crimes by raising Cosette (Amanda Seyfried), the daughter of a fallen young woman named Fantine, another Golden Globe winner, Anne Hathaway. Constantly on Valjean’s heels is Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe), who will not give up the chase for this parole violator. Gigantically staged and competently sung. LINCOLN (PG-13) Historical biopics do not come much more perfect than Steven Spielberg’s take on our 16th president’s struggle to end slavery by way of the 13th Amendment. Rather than tell Abraham Lincoln’s life story, screenwriter Tony Kushner (the Oscar nominee for Munich also wrote the excellent “Angels in America”) chose the ideal, earth-shattering month upon which to focus. He populates

Spielberg’s 19th-century hallways with living, breathing figures of American history, but the film will be remembered and lauded as another platform from which Daniel Day-Lewis can solidify his claim to the title of greatest living actor. MAMA (PG-13) As much of a horror movie fan as yours truly is, the ghostly stories often favored by Spanish filmmakers are not my subgenre of choice. In Mama, produced by Guillermo del Toro and based on a short expanded by writer-director Andrés Muschietti, two young girls are found in a cabin, where they have lived alone for five years. Unfortunately, when Annabel and Lucas (Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain and Nicolaj Coster-Waldau) get Victoria and Lily home, they discover the two girls were not alone in the woods, and they’ve brought their rather angry “Mama” with them. OSCAR SHORTS (NR) The Oscar nominated Live Action and Animated Shorts Programs return to Ciné. This year’s Live Action nominees include South Africa’s “Asad,” Afghanistan’s “Buzkashi Boys,” USA’s “Curfew,” Belgium/France’s “Death of a Shadow” and Canada’s “Henry.” The Animated Short Film nominees are “Head Over Heels,” “The Longest Daycare” featuring Maggie Simpson, Disney’s “Paperman,” “Fresh Guacamole” and “Adam and Dog.” Finding out the winner on Oscar night is a whole lot more fun when you’ve seen the nominees. (Ciné) PARENTAL GUIDANCE (PG) Billy Crystal and Bette Midler star as oldschool grandparents forced to care for their decidedly 21st-century grandchildren. Director Andy Fickman’s filmography is more weak (The Game Plan, Race to Witch Mountain) than bad (You Again); I did enjoy his Amanda Bynes cross-dressing comedy, She’s the Man. PARKER (R) Parker is another solid crime thriller starring Jason Statham that suffers from the stale familiarity of another solid crime thriller starring Jason Statham. This umpteenth big screen version of Richard Stark nee Donald E. Westlake’s popular, amoral thief adapts the novel Flashfire, in which Parker plots to steal jewels in West Palm Beach. PLAYING FOR KEEPS (PG-13) Blessed with charisma, looks and that accent, Gerard Butler unfortunately lacks the fundamental ability to judge a movie based on its script. It’s either that or the ugly alternative: he just does not care that the majority of movies he chooses to make are not very good. Playing for Keeps follows in the mediocre footsteps of P.S. I Love You, The Ugly Truth and The Bounty Hunter. RUST AND BONE (R) Writer-director Jacques Audiard follows up his critically acclaimed A Prophet (the Oscar and Golden Globe nominee won awards from Cannes and the Césars) with Rust and Bone, starring Marion Cotillard in another potentially award-winning role. Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) departs Belgium for Antibes with his young son. While living with his sister and her family, he bonds with Stephanie (Cotillard), a killer whale trainer who suffers an awful accident. Audiard’s film was nominated for Cannes’ Palme d’Or. (Ciné) SIDE EFFECTS (R) Brace yourself: Side Effects could be your last chance to see a Steven Soderbergh film on the

big screen. The Oscar winner is hinting (again) at a retirement, where he’ll focus more on theater and TV. Side Effects sounds intriguing. A young couple (Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara) must deal with the side effects of a new drug prescribed by the young woman’s psychiatrist (Jude Law). SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (R) Athens has been waiting for the arrival of David O. Russell’s multiple Academy Award nominee, and the dram-romcom does everything but disappoint. Pat (Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper) has just been released from a state mental hospital after a violent incident involving his estranged wife and another man. Maybe too soon after coming home, Pat meets Tiffany (Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Jennifer Lawrence), who lost it after the death of her husband. Instead of exacerbating each other’s flaws, the relationship between these two cracked souls heals both. SKYFALL (PG-13) The middle third of Daniel Craig’s third outing as James Bond is the best 007 adventure in 20, maybe even 30, years. Too bad director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) and his team of scripters won’t just let Bond be Bond for the entirety of the film. THIS IS 40 (R) Sure, This Is 40 will provide viewers with more laughs than any of its contemporary comedic peers, but it should; it’s at least one sitcom episode longer than a typical comedy. Writer-director Judd Apatow, of whom I am a big fan, could definitely benefit from some stronger criticisms of overstuffed, raunch-filled dramedies. This semi-sequel to Knocked Up follows Pete and Debbie (Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann) as they turn 40. Life isn’t quite what they expected. • WARM BODIES (PG-13) Having witnessed many a zombie apocalypse, I can say with complete assuredness that Warm Bodies is not your usual end of the world via the flesh-eating living dead flick. This zomrom stars X-Men: First Class’ Nicholas Hoult (poised for a big year with March’s Jack the Giant Slayer) as R, who is not your typical zombie. Blessed (or cursed) with a rather rich inner life, R still munches brains but he’s conflicted about it, especially after meeting Julie (Teresa Palmer, Take Me Tonight). WILD HORSE AND RENEGADES (NR) 2010. Speak Out for Species Animal Voices Film Festival returns for an eighth year to explore human relationships with our animal friends. Director James Kleinert examines the disappearance of wild horses, the symbol of the American West, as the government continues to make way for the oil, mining and livestock industries. The discussion will be led by Dr. Sarah Wright, associate professor in the UGA Department of Philosophy; Dr. Wright specializes in environmental ethics and is a native of Colorado, where the movie was filmed. (UGA MLC, Room 101) WRECK-IT RALPH (PG) 2012 was a good year for animation. Good luck deciding on the year’s best animated feature from a strong list that includes Brave, Frankenweenie, ParaNorman and now Wreck-It Ralph. 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. (Tate Theatre) ZERO DARK THIRTY (R) Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow (recently snubbed for a second Best Director nomination) and her Oscar winning collaborator, screenwriter Mark Boal (he did receive his second nomination this year) follow up The Hurt Locker with this controversial, excellently crafted military thriller documenting the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden. Drew Wheeler


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For the most part, however, especially in the first half, The Impossible is riveting. It’s also hellish and viscerally overwhelming at times, anchored by two extraordinary performances from Watts and young Tom Holland, who plays her eldest son. After the first wave hits, mother and son are helpless in the strong current as the water rages back out to sea. Battered, bloody and barely holding on, the two scramble to save each other. The sequence is technically virtuosic and emotionally devastating. Watts’ character, Maria, is suffering from two deep wounds, and Bayona effectively conveys her emotional and physical hardships. Where the movie falters is in the second half, relying too much on forced dramatic suspense and tidy reassurance. We crave for the family to be reunited, but also for genuine poignancy instead of schmaltz. Bayona later jolts us with a flashback sequence of Maria submerged in the water that feels bizarrely tone deaf and indulges in expressing the horrific devastation as exquisite carnage. The scene is a disappointing moment of disaster fetishism in an otherwise terrifying humanistic drama. It’s a hard, intense movie to shake off.

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Beat of a Different Drum: Anyone who has and stars, left scattered across the globe like ever found the shapes of animals in clouds cosmic breadcrumbs, and has included one or faces in trees will likely appreciate the outdoors to the left of the gallery’s entrance. mixed-media figures of Barbara Odil, currently Also showing work at the gallery, Reverend on display in “The Spirit Show” at Athens Anthony Salzman, priest of St. Philothea Academy’s Myers Gallery through Feb. 22. Greek Orthodox Church in Watkinsville and Each delicate doll, gently assembled from professional Byzantine iconographer, contribnatural materials like seed pods, coral, driftutes examples of how art can become a visual wood, lichens, bones and mushrooms as well backdrop to religious practice with two largeas the occasional manmade object like antique scale portraits of prophets Daniel and Moses doll heads or lace, demonstrates an extreme and a wall-spanning mural of Jesus from the sensitivity towards color, shape and texture. ceiling of Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Often standing under a half-foot tall, these New London, CT. Mary Padgelek, author of tiny creatures don’t necessarily resemble In the Hand of the Holy Spirit: The Visionary specific organisms; rather, they take on an Art of J.B. Murray­—a book about a selforganic life form of their own as material taught outsider artist from rural Georgia who figments of the imagination. Odil’s spiritual believed he was communicating God’s message fascination and deep reverence for the natural through his art—creates folksy mixed-media world stem from her own shamanic practice, altars and bold watercolor paintings of natuwhich inspires and guides both her personal ral scenes. Wendy Ortel similarly life and creative work. explores spirituality in nature “I first began studying indigenous through stained-glass images spiritual teachings in the early ‘70s. I of animals and plants, as does hail from Macon, GA, and there was a Scott Pope with his vibrant oil music scene happening then, which, paintings of abstract horizons. together with the peace movement, Delving deeper into the mystericreated a consciousness shift in many ous mechanics of the natural world of us. We were disenchanted with the is Ana Anest, whose colored pencil status quo and sought alternative spiridrawings and oil paintings range from tual answers. So, we read everything we spiral galaxies and wormholes to the could by Ram Dass, Native-American teachGolden Spiral of a chambered nautilus ers, yogis. We lived in the country, grew shell and geometric optical illusions our own food and canned it and practiced inspired by M.C. Escher. alternative lifestyles,” Odil recalls. “Then, I married, had children and focused on that On the Cover: Drawn from an extenfor 12 years. When they were older, sive private collection of early-20th I returned to my spiritual century works created by numerous quests. I took a ritual peoples in sub-Saharan Africa, workshop from Luisah “From Savanna to Teish, a Yoruban Savannah: African priestess, and it Art from the reawakened my Collection of interest in indigeDon Kole” at the nous spirituality.” Georgia Museum Odil, who is a of Art spans from certified color theraroyal regalia like pist in addition to a Nigerian king’s a practiced shaman, sword and Liberian A “Protective Spirit Serpent” from the GMOA exhibition has been teaching chief’s chair to “Savanna to Savannah: African Art from the experiential worksacred ceremonial Collection of Don Kole.” shops that combine relics like the blackspiritual and creative practices through shaened wood helmet masks worn to initiate manic journeying for nearly two decades. young women into adulthood by the Sande “There are many practices of shamanfemale secret society of the Mende people in ism, but they all share a common thread of Sierra Leone. enabling the practitioner to connect or reconOften performative in nature, the majornect to nature. Some practices incorporate ity of traditional African art places a strong hallucinogenic drugs and rhythmic sound; emphasis on three-dimensionality and utiliothers rely solely on repetitive sound. I work tarianism, allowing headdresses, masks and with Western Shamanism, which uses rhythmic garments to transform wearers into living sound to achieve an altered state of consculptures during ceremonial practices. sciousness. Shamanic training empowers the While the human figure is the predominant practitioner to step out of ordinary thought primary subject matter—taking form in fertiland into the subconscious. The imagination is ity dolls, power statues, protective figurines, activated, expanding one’s perception,” she identity-obscuring face masks and even a pair explains. of unique musical instruments in the shape Similarly inspired by the spiritual and culof small people with hollow bellies—it’s tural practices of indigenous groups is particioften represented abstractly with a disrepating artist Claire Dunphy (mother of local gard for naturalistic depiction, a technique gallery curator Didi Dunphy), who has sung that strongly influenced the style of Western in Mayan, Australian Aboriginal, Lakota and modernism. Dayaks of Borneo ceremonies, is a recognized The museum will host “Family Day: From voice healer in Bali and an adopted daughSavanna to Savannah” on Saturday, Feb. 16, ter of the Algonquin Clan of Healing Elders. at 10 a.m., which includes a kid-friendly tour Dunphy’s “Medicine Stones” series includes and an opportunity for children to create their combinations of symbolic images and sacred own masks inspired by the exhibition. The colstones from around the world painted onto lection is on display through Apr. 14. tapestries. Dunphy has created over 60 rock circles decorated with depictions of animals Jessica Smith


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riendly and unpretentious, David Gedge isn’t your typical British rock star. As the founding member and sensitive frontman of The Wedding Present, he is a real working musician and songwriter: an independent artist who flies largely under the radar and allows himself few distractions from the non-artistic side of the music business. It has served him well. The Wedding Present, which formed in 1985 in the northern city of Leeds, has scored 18 U.K. Top-40 singles over the course of its career. The band’s debut album, George Best (named in honor of the British football star), came out on the Reception label in 1987. Critically acclaimed collections like 1989’s Bizarro, 1991’s Seamonsters and 1994’s Watusi followed and further demonstrated the band’s strengths. The quartet’s jangly, guitar-driven pop style caught critics’ ears, as did Gedge’s low-toned, head-cold singing style. Gedge’s poetic lyrical work touched mainly on love and troubled relationships. His verses were sincere, romantic and occasionally peppered with bits of clever sarcasm. “For me, being in The Wedding Present is not just about writing songs, making records and playing live,” Gedge says. “I’m always interested in exploring new avenues and trying out different formats. So, for instance, I have my own mini-festival [At the Edge of the Sea] every year in England, which I curate, and I now have my own comic, called ‘Tales from The Wedding Present.’” There’s the record label, too: These days, with his latest lineup—guitarist Patrick Alexander, drummer Charles Layton and bassist Pepe le Moko—Gedge releases music on his own imprint, Scopitones Records. His group recorded its latest collection, last year’s Valentina, at Black Box Studio in France. (“We recorded there because Steve Albini once told me that there were only two studios in which he would record,” Gedge says. “Black Box was one of them. Abbey Road was the other.”) With the album, the band also released an accompanying 64-page booklet, Valentina: The Story of a Wedding Present Album, which offers a behind-the-scenes account of the

Valentina sessions, complete with an introduction by Gedge, lyrics, photographs, commentary by bandmembers, extra tracks and a 30-minute rockumentary video. On Valentina, the musical elements that characterized The Wedding Present’s classic recordings are well pronounced: the rapid-fire rhythm guitar work, the rattling 16th-note drum beats, severe quiet/loud dynamic shifts from verse to chorus and Gedge’s nasal vocal delivery. But there are some unexpected sounds and twists, too, like over-saturated guitar and bass tones, a bit of extra swagger in the singing and a few genuinely funky rhythmic turnarounds. Indeed, compared to previous releases, Gedge agrees that Valentina is an odd record. “My main cowriter, Graeme [Ramsey, the band’s former guitarist], is actually a drummer first and foremost, and he had some quirky ideas for guitar parts, which sent us off in a different direction compared to some previous Wedding Present records,” Gedge says. “Also, [studio engineer] Andrew Scheps somehow sprinkled some fairy dust on the recordings and managed to bring out some great sounds and accentuate the band without changing the character.” It’s been more than two years since The Wedding Present toured through the Southeastern U.S.; the last trip included a summertime show at the 40 Watt Club for the 2010 Athens PopFest. On that tour, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Bizarro’s release, the group traveled across Europe, North America and Japan, performing that album from front to back. “I have nothing but fond memories of playing in Athens,” Gedge says. “We met a lot of great people. We met the guys from [local indie label] This Will Be Our Summer, and as a result, we are able to release Valentina on vinyl in the U.S. They’re actually involved with the organization of this Athens show as well.” The band will hit the road this time around with an approach similar to that of its 2010 tour, only this time, the compilation series The Hit Parade is the focus. A little

background: In 1992, the Wedding Present dedicated the entire year to recording and issuing a single on the first Monday of each month. The set of singles and flipsides was compiled as a two-volume set titled The Hit Parade. Most of the collection featured original material, but there were a handful of oddball covers, too. The Hit Parade was an unusual compilation, compared to the typical Greatest Hits, double albums and box sets released by other alt-rock groups. But Gedge is still quite pleased about the staggered way the band recorded and released those songs. “I feel privileged that I was part of such an interesting project,” he says. “For us, it was a different way to write and release music—it was more like we were working on a magazine with a monthly deadline than making a record.” As a lyricist, songwriter and bandleader, Gedge continues to develop and fine-tune his own craft. He has led The Wedding Present through sonic experiments and thematic variations at every step, from the band’s bustling years of the late 1980s and ‘90s through the 2000s and today. “The past few years have really been our busiest years,” he says. “Whenever I’ve ventured into other thematic territories, I’ve never been quite as happy with the results as when I talk about relationships and tell my little stories. So, over the years I’ve just honed my style, really. I’ve just always been fascinated by the way people talk to each other, and that subject lends itself perfectly to the kind of music we make.” T. Ballard Lesemann

WHO: The Wedding Present, TaterZandra, Grass Giraffes WHERE: Caledonia Lounge WHEN: Tuesday, February 12 HOW MUCH: $12 (21+), $15 (18–20)

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he line between proto-punk and classic punk rock has been blurred by history, both revisionist and otherwise, but there should probably be a new descriptor for bands that inhabit the camp first established by The Ramones, The Stooges and The Runaways. This is where Athens musician Jeff Hannan has lived for as long as anyone can remember, and it’s definitely the spot where his newest band, SheHeHe, feels most at home. Although it began as an outlet to jam on some songs that hadn’t been played out yet, the project quickly evolved into a “proper” band, and now features Hannan on bass, Noelle Shuck on rhythm guitar, Jason Fusco on drums, Nicole Bechill on vocals and Ben T. Bone on lead guitar. (Founding lead guitarist Michael Paumgardhen exited the band sometime around its first anniversary.) In pure Athens form, Hannan and Fusco met at work. Fusco brought in Bechill, and Shuck and Bone jumped on board after Paumgardhen’s exit. “[We] played a show with Thunderchief at the Caledonia and we were all really impressed with Ben’s guitar work,” says Fusco. “When Michael left the band, I immediately thought of Ben.” By this time, SheHeHe had already come up with a term to describe its sound, which is predicated largely on non-traditionally placed lead guitar parts: “new American jet rock.” “[As the band came together] everyone started writing, contributing, arranging and collaborating,” says Hannan. “Every song we wrote solidified the new SheHeHe formula… The vision of this new sound was not only achieved, but [we] exceeded all expectations.” Buoyed by an intense rehearsal schedule and regular out-of-town gigging, the band entered the studio a few months back to craft its debut album, which it titled, appropriately enough, New American Jet Rock. Although sessions were scheduled at a less than ideal time—the day after a late-night gig—SheHeHe entered Full Moon Studio with engineer Jay Rodgers and finished its planned five tracks in one day. Although male and female vocals were tracked separately, everything else was done live. The band kept going until it had finished 11 tunes and had a full album under its belt. There aren’t any light moments on New American Jet Rock. It announces itself loudly and immediately. It’s hard to understate the appeal of what Hannan calls the group’s “gang vocals”—that is, when the whole band is singing at once. Further, SheHeHe seems uniquely

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situated in its chosen genre, which is typically very male-oriented, macho and boys-club-ish. Indeed, for decades, women in such groups have been relegated to support positions, although they’re often oxymoronically, decoratively, placed up front. But SheHeHe exists wildly outside of this; Shuck and Bechill are such essential parts of every process and performance that it feels old fashioned to even mention. Audiences trained on years, even decades of the old model, though, no doubt appreciate and respect this fresh-air aspect of the band very much. Lyrically, it must be said, SheHeHe doesn’t break any new ground. The group sings about waitresses, losing one’s mind, idiotic sex boasts (“I’ve got a bong and I’m bangin’ your mom”) and other well worn rock and roll tropes. Still, if you step back and just enjoy the music, it’s pretty easy to not really notice any of what’s being sung. There’s no lyric sheet that comes with the album, and you’ve gotta lean in pretty closely to pick out gems like the one mentioned above. And anyway, rock and roll shouldn’t be gauged by its social consciousness, but by whether or not it hits that fist-shaking nerve. And New American Jet Rock hits it square on. SheHeHe’s presence has grown locally, but audiences elsewhere have begun to take notice, too. The band recently played several Florida dates and has plans for more regional touring and an East Coast run this summer. “We all want to do everything we can to make this band as successful as it can possibly be,” says Bechill. “We just booked a show on Tybee Island with Barb Wire Dolls on Valentine’s Day. Pretty exciting.” Meanwhile, Shuck gives posi-shout-outs to almost everyone. “One of our favorite parts of the shows we play is the people we meet and get to know, are inspired by—and inspire,” she says. “The music scene is a lot of give and take between bands, club owners, bar owners and show-goers, and we’re truly excited to be a part of the huge network of artists and patrons that keep good music alive and thriving.” Gordon Lamb

WHO: SheHeHe, Tealvox, Free Mountain WHERE: Caledonia Lounge WHEN: Friday, February 8 HOW MUCH: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20)

Bird Is the Word: The psychedelic-country honchos in Futurebirds have announced that the band’s debut album for Oxford, MS’s Fat Possum Records will be released Apr. 14. This will be the band’s sophomore full-length release, and its third release since 2009. A couple of weeks ago, the band put up 10 previously released tracks under the title Exhume, and you can grab that compilation for free (with an opportunity to tip the band) over at noisetrade.com/futurebirds. In other news, the heavy-touring group has a string of February dates lined up with Vermont’s Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, after which the ‘birds

in April, and the new LP, estimated for release later that month, is titled Pretty Girls. Every Little Counts: Singer-songwriter and troubadour Lera Lynn is one of the hardest working people in this business we call Athens music. She spent most of 2012 touring, and when she and her band finally took a breath in December, they entered a studio in Los Angeles, knocked out 14 new songs and started crafting a new album. Currently in the mixing process for the new, as-yet-untitled LP, Lynn sent word about a fundraising project to facilitate its release. She’s using the Pledge Music platform, which hasn’t really been used a lot around here, so check it out at pledgemusic.com/projects/leralynn. The project was launched a couple of weeks ago and was wildly successful in only its first few days, with half of Lynn’s goal met in less than a week. There’s no way to tell what her total Eddie Whelan

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Futurebirds will go their own way for a while. Expect many more dates to be announced via facebook. com/futurebirds and futurebirds.com. Mirror, Mirror: Back on Jan. 11, the mothertruckers in The Powder Room put up an eight-track live recording of a show from the Caledonia Lounge in November of last year. It can be downloaded at thepowderroom. bandcamp.com. Sloan Simpson, the man behind the stellar repository of live recordings at southernshelter.com, is responsible for the audio, and it’s a fine way to give the band a whirl before convincing your significant other to sludge through yet another Valentine’s Day rock show. This year, that show is The Powder Room, Muuy Biien, Vincas and Shaved Christ at the 40 Watt. In case you didn’t catch it, this happens Thursday, Feb. 14. Sheesh, do I have to do everything here? Follow up on your own via facebook.com/powderroomga. Come Again: Mikey Dwyer has re-lit the fire under his band The Starter Kits. Members Jamie Coulter and Dan Orchik each had children recently, and Dwyer’s been busy as hell mixing sound at the 40 Watt. But he’s kept at it even through last year’s seeming dormancy, working on a new album and, most recently, spending time with locals Asa Leffer and Neil Golden (Golden Brown, Spirit Hair) to complete the recordings. Kyle Spence (Harvey Milk) is slated to handle the album’s mixing

goal is, though, because Pledge doesn’t reveal that for any hosted projects. All you can do is look at the project page, read about the incentives available and go with God. Another thing that distinguishes Pledge from other fundraising platforms is that the artist receives only 75 percent of funds raised until such time as her project is completed and uploaded to the site. A portion of funds raised above her goal will go to Nuçi’s Space. For other info, please head to leralynn.com. Get Inside: The twin horrors of crafting and zombies will take over Little Kings Shuffle Club on Thursday, Feb. 14, AKA Valentine’s Day. The Indie South Fair has teamed up with the Zombie Prom for an entire afternoon and night of stuff. From 4 to 9 p.m., the fair will present “Handmade Lovers: A Valentine’s Affair,” which will feature DJ ZZ Ryder spinning tunes as patrons shop for goodies, get their photo snapped in a photo booth and grab a quick massage. (It’s kind of a full-service concept.) At 9 p.m. the Zombie Prom happens, featuring performances from the quickly rising—pun totally intended— Monsoon, The Humms and Athens’ tribute to The Cramps, De Lux Interiors. The craft show is free, but the prom costs $3. Oh, and the organizers are encouraging everyone to wear costumes. So, you know, do your thing. Gordon Lamb threatsandpromises@flagpole.com


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Travis Porter, RL Shine, DJ Ployd, Beals Georgia Theatre ¡ 9 p.m. ¡ $17.50 First, Travis Porter is a groupâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;three guys, not one, and none of them is named Travis Porter. Second, though the Decatur trioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plodding, simplistic take on Southern rap is basically ringtone fodder (see mindless megahit â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the Way Turnt Upâ&#x20AC;?), itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also chock-full of self(made)awareness. Indeed, the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;composed of MCs Strap, Quez and Aliâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;has made a significant dent in pop culture by gaming the system, by conforming and subverting at once. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can be anything in life as long as you put it in ur bio,â&#x20AC;? reads the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Twitter page. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sentiment that was solidified by the November release of Red Rock, a feature-length horror/ action film starring the bandmembers wherein they realize, after their bus breaks down in a strange town, that things are not what they seem. ClichĂŠd stuff, sure, but Travis Porter, too, is not quite what it seems. [Gabe Vodicka]

African-American students to enroll at UGA, and is part of Black History Month. Roker is expected to add his personal insights and wit to the lecture, which, since 1985, has focused on race relations, black history and education with implications for inclusion and diversity. We know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re excited about this, so bring an extra pair of drawers. (Al will!) [Christina Cotter] ď&#x201A;˘ Friday, Feb. 8 & Saturday, Feb. 9

Todd Oliverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dogs Gone Wildâ&#x20AC;? UGA Ramsey Concert Hall ¡ 8 p.m. ¡ $39

This is the Athens premiere of some really kooky comedy. Ventriloquist Todd Oliver and his â&#x20AC;&#x153;talkingâ&#x20AC;? dogs Irving, Lucy and Elvis (see the photo on p. 20) will perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dogs Gone Wildâ&#x20AC;? at the UGA Ramsey Concert Hall this weekend. As Oliverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s web-

AlUGA Roker Chapel ¡ 3 p.m. ¡ FREE! NBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Al Roker will deliver the 2013 Holmes-Hunter lecture at the UGA Chapel. Best known as a host/weather man on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Today Show,â&#x20AC;? Roker is also a TV producer and the CEO of the multimedia company Al Roker Entertainment Inc., which creates programming for a slew of TV networks. The Holmes-Hunter Lecture honors Charlayne Hunter-Gault and the late Hamilton Holmes, who were the first

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9:30 p.m. ¡ $8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$10 Where do you go when you want a terrestrial sabbatical, a reprieve from Earthly concerns? Flagpole recommends Grass Widow. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fitting that the cover of the San Francisco trioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new album, Internal Logic, shows the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name carved into the moon; the album may as well have lunar origins. Each of the recordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11 tracks is a three-minute capsule evoking proxy worlds, self-contained zones that, while referential (early British postpunk, Olympia pop, psychedelic whirl), are also somewhat alien, unlike any of their influences. Credit the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s raised voices: often, if one member of Grass Widow is singing they are all singing, harmonizing as often as they are working at rhythmic odds. Surfy guitars, jarring left turns and a propulsive punk aesthetic are just part of what the band has been honing over the past five years. Now, the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vessel is poised to land at the Caledonia Lounge , and at the peak of its powerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;so far. [Jeff Tobias]



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Travis Porter site (www.funnydog.com) states: â&#x20AC;&#x153;When they get behind the microphone, they turn everyday K-9 experiences into knockout comedy.â&#x20AC;? Not convinced? Well, he also has three ventriloquist dummies (Pops, a crazy, confused old-timer; Miss Lily, his lifelong love; and Joey, the lovable bad boy) as extra characters in this family-friendly show, and Oliverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backing band, The Smiling Eyes, performs original rock music as accompaniment. Now youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sold. The show starts at 8 p.m. on both nights. Visit www.pac.uga.edu for more info. [C.C.]

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The Athens Folk Music and Dance Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monthly Hoot takes on a noticeably pinkish hue for its February installment with the sixth annual Sweetheart Duets concert, a FREE showcase of musical pairs that also happen to be romantic pairs, too. The list of performers, which includes lauded local songwriter Jim White and his partner Megan Baer, as well as local members of Red Oak Southern String Band, The Burning Angels, The HEAP, Cicada Rhythm and more, suggests this will be an interesting and informative evening, as many of the couples involved donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t normally collaborateâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;at least not publicly. Organizer Susan Staley explains, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve told them they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to play love songs, but what they choose to sing will be very telling.â&#x20AC;? [G.V.]

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Tuesday 5 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. athensswingnight.com COMEDY: OpenTOAD Comedy Open Mic (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Voted by Flagpole’s readers as Athens’ “favorite comedy night” in 2011 and 2012, this comedy show allows locals to watch quality comedy or perform themselves. Email to perform. First and third Tuesday of every month! 9 p.m. FREE! (performers), $5. calebsynan@yahoo.com, www.flickertheatreandbar.com EVENTS: adDRESS a Need Designer’s Challenge & Top Model (The Rialto Room) Fashion show featuring outdated formal dresses that local designers have remade into unrecognizable, stylish gowns. 7 p.m. www.friendsofadvantage.org GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your beer and compete! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:309:30 p.m. 706-354-1515 GAMES: Pool Tournament (The Office Lounge) Double elimination round. 7:30 p.m. $5. www.facebook. com/officeathens GAMES: Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Every Tuesday. 9–11 p.m. 706353-0305 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) All three Athens locations of Locos Grill and Pub (Westside, Eastside and Harris St.) feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com LECTURES & LIT: Buddy Wakefield (399 Meigs) The twotime world poetry slam champion performs live with guests. 9 p.m. $7 donation. www.buddywakefield.com LECTURES & LIT: Maya Angelou (UGA Tate Student Center, Grand Hall) Maya Angelou will headline UGA’s Week of Soul celebration with a lecture. Angelou is a celebrated poet, novelist, educator, historian, filmmaker and civil rights activist. . 7:30 p.m. $15 (adv.) $5 (students). www.union.uga.edu LECTURES & LIT: IP Talk (Four Athens) Patent attorneys Matthew Hoots and Gregory Smith give a talk on what entrepreneurs should know about protecting their intellectual property. 6 p.m. FREE! lorianne@ fourathens.org MEETINGS: Athens Radio Club Meeting (Firestation #8) The Athens Radio Club is for individuals looking to be involved in Ham radio through mentoring, educating, encouraging one another in achieving those goals, and provid-

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ing opportunities for one another. 7:30–9:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensradioclub.org PERFORMANCE: Cello Performance: Patrice JacksonTilghman (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Award-winning cellist Patrice Jackson-Tilghman performs varied works by Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Chopin and George Crumb. 8 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $27. www.pac.uga.edu THEATRE: The Fantasticks (SeneyStovall Chapel) The longest-running musical in history, The Fantasticks tells a classic story of two teenagers in love with love, who must contend with plotting parents and a melodramatic villan, in a refreshingly simple style. 8 p.m. $7–12. www.drama. uga.edu

Wednesday 6 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Meet docents in the lobby for a tour of highlights from the museum’s collection. 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org ART: Opening Reception (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) For paintings by Kristine Leschper. Featuring live jazz. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www. heirloomathens.com COMEDY: Comedy Show (The Melting Point) Standup performances by Kyle Kinane (from NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daily”), Craig Carmean and TJ Young. 8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20. www.meltingpointathens.com EVENTS: College Football Signing Day Party (Buffalo’s Café) Buffalo’s celebrates signing day with breakfast, Bloody Marys, wings, special guests and a shuttle to and from the Butts-Mehre building. 7 a.m.–10 p.m. 706-354-6655 EVENTS: College Football Signing Day Breakfast (Blind Pig Tavern) Blind Pig Tavern celebrates signing day with a breakfast buffet at both locations. 8 a.m. 706-5483442, 706-208-7979 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Movie Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Hosted by Jeremy Dyson. 9 p.m. www.facebook.com/ lkshuffleclub GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Think you know it all? Test your knowledge every Wednesday night. 8 p.m. Broad St. location. 706-5483442 GAMES: Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie, Five Points location) Open your pie-hole for a

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chance to win! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7424 GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. www.choochoorestaurants.com GAMES: Crows Nest Trivia (Dirty Birds) Every Wednesday in the Crows Nest. 8 p.m. FREE! 706546-7050 GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) Stories for toddlers. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-6133650 KIDSTUFF: Preschool & Toddler Storytime (Madison County Library) For ages 2–5. Every Wednesday. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Oconee County Library) For kids ages 2–5 and their caregivers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Hearts for Heroes (Oconee County Library) Decorate heart-shaped cookies to give thanks to the Watkinsville Fire Department and talk about the many different ways young adults can make a difference in the community. 7–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Barnes & Noble) For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe. 11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195 LECTURES & LIT: Word of Mouth (The Globe) Host David Oates of WUGA’s Wordland will be the featured reader. 8 p.m. FREE! 706353-4721 LECTURES & LIT: Origin of Earth (UGA Chapel) Ray Freeman-Lynde discusses how geologists estimated the great age of the Earth and established a numerical geologic time scale. 7 p.m. FREE! www.originslectures.uga.edu LECTURES & LIT: Clueless Book Discussion (Oconee County Library) This month’s mystery novel is Uncivil Seasons by Michael Malone. All are welcome. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 PERFORMANCE: FUNarios Improv (UGA Tate Student Center, Theatre) Improv and skit comedy group FUNarios has developed a cult following through its online comedy videos. Part of UGA’s Week of Soul. 8 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $5. www. union.uga.edu PERFORMANCE: Composition Faculty Recital (Oconee County Civic Center) An evening of original works by professors Leonard V. Ball, Adrian Childs, Natalie Williams and Roger Vogel. 8 p.m. FREE! www.pac. uga.edu THEATRE: The Fantasticks (SeneyStovall Chapel) See Tuesday listing for full description 8 p.m. $7–12. www.drama.uga.edu

Todd Oliver’s “Dogs Gone Wild” is at the UGA Ramsey Concert Hall on Friday, Feb. 8 & Saturday, Feb. 9.

Thursday 7 ART: Art Lecture (UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries) Dr. Lisa Florman presents “Tradition as Overdetermination: The Case of ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.’” 5 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu CLASSES: A Woman’s Guide to Money Matters (Madison County Library) A workshop for women about preparing for retirement, child and grandchild education funding and financial independence. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8997 COMEDY: James Gregory (The Melting Point) Veteran comedian James Gregory has been performing for over two decades. 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.meltingpointathens.com 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. Every Thursday. 8:30–10 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden. uga.edu EVENTS: GMOA Winter Open House (Georgia Museum of Art) The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present a quarterly open house featuring the winter exhibitions, gallery talks with curators, light refreshments, an art workshop and live music. 6–9 p.m. FREE! 706542-4662 EVENTS: Reiki Circle (Healing Arts Centre) A Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation and healing. Every Thursday. 7–8 p.m. Donations accepted. 706-338-6843 FILM: Do the Right Thing (UGA Tate Student Center, Tate Theatre) A screening of Spike Lee’s 1989 film. On the hottest day of the year in a Brooklyn neighborhood, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. 8 p.m. $1–2. $1–2. www.tate.uga. edu/movies

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: Read to Rover (Oconee County Library) Children can read aloud to trained dogs to improve reading confidence. Trainer always present. Register for a 15-minute session. 3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-7693950 KIDSTUFF: Library Crew (Oconee County Library) The library is seeking volunteers ages 9-12 to assist with craft projects, help take care of the library and have a good time! Call to register. 4–5 p.m. FREE! 706769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Family Dinner Night (Earth Fare Café) Kids eat free every Thursday with one $5 adult purchase of prepared foods. Good for up to six kids, ages 12 & under. 4–8 p.m. $5. 706-227-1717 KIDSTUFF: Book Jammers (ACC Library) Children and families are invited for stories, trivia, craft activities and more. Ages 8-11. 4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT: Willson Center and EECP Odum Lecture (UGA Jackson St. Building) James Anaya, United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, speaks. 3 p.m. FREE! www.willson. uga.edu LECTURES & LIT: Oconee Rivers Audubon Society Lecture: Kitty Cams (Sandy Creek Nature Center, Visitors’ Center) Dr. Sonia Hernandez will detail some of her findings in “The Effects of Cats on Urban Wildlife.” 7 p.m. FREE! www. oconeeriversaudubon.org LECTURES & LIT: Human Rights and Culture Lecture (UGA School of Law) William A. Schabas addresses the long-neglected

association between human rights, culture and the arts. 4:30 p.m. FREE! www.law.uga.edu/news/15990 MEETINGS: Downtown Development Open House (Chamber of Commerce) The open house provides an opportunity for the public to provide input on downtown infrastructure improvements (water main, sanitary sewer, drainage and streetscape). 5:30–7 p.m. FREE! downtownstreescape@gmail.com PERFORMANCE: Faculty Recital (Oconee County Civic Center) Violin professor Michael Heald performs with pianist Timothy Lovelace. FREE! 8 p.m. www.pac.uga.edu PERFORMANCE: Step Afrika! (UGA Tate Student Center, Grand Hall) The first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping performs a step show. Part of UGA’s Week of Soul. 7:30 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $5. www.union.uga.edu PERFORMANCE: Spread the Love (40 Watt Club) Dance performances by the Modern Pin-Ups, Dancefx Concert Company, Dancefx Tap Company, Fresh Hype, Swung and more. Proceeds benefit the Athens Area Homeless Shelter. 8:30 p.m. $5. 706-355-3078 THEATRE: The Fantasticks (SeneyStovall Chapel) See Tuesday listing for full description 8 p.m. $7–12. www.drama.uga.edu

Friday 8 CLASSES: Friday Night Masterpiece Painting Class (Wild Child Arts & Quilt Shop) Guided instruction in painting an acrylic work of art. No experience necessary. 7–10 p.m. $35. www. wildchildarts.net EVENTS: Dogs Gone Wild (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Comedian and ventriloquist Todd Oliver proves dogs can talk with his real life canine pals, Irving, Lucy and Elvis. See


Calendar Pick on p. 19. 8 p.m. $39. www.pac.uga.edu FILM: Lunch and Learn (The Classic Center) Screening of Revenge of the Electric Car with opening remarks by ACC Assistant Manager Richard White. In conjunction with the Green Life Expo. Lunch included. Email to register by Feb. 7. 11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! suki.janssen@athensclarkecounty.com, www. athensclarkecounty.com/recycling FILM: Wreck-It Ralph (UGA Tate Student Center) Wreck-It Ralph, a video game villain who longs to be a hero, sets out to fulfill his dream in this clever, colorful Disney adventure. 3 p.m., 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. $1–2. www.tate.uga.edu/movies KIDSTUFF: Fantastic Fridays (Bishop Park, Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register. 10–11:30 a.m. $5. 7:30. 706-613-3589 LECTURES & LIT: New Town Revue (Avid Bookshop) This installment features Caroline Young reading poetry, Johnny Damm sharing his fiction and Fabulous Bird’s Peter Alvanos playing music. 6:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com LECTURES & LIT: Al Roker (UGA Chapel) Best known as a host and weather man on “The Today Show,” NBC’s Al Roker delivers the 2013 Holmes-Hunter lecture. See Calendar Pick on p. 19. 3 p.m. FREE! www.peabodyawards.com LECTURES & LIT: Judy Smith Lecture (UGA Tate Student Center, Theatre) UGA’s Week of Soul concludes with a talk by Judy Smith, a crisis management expert and inspiration for the ABC show “Scandal.” 8:30 p.m. FREE! (w/UGA ID), $5. www.union.uga.edu PERFORMANCE: Mardi Gras Athens (The Melting Point) Benefit for Family Counseling Services. Sean VanMeter performs a tribute set of New Orleans piano greats, followed by comedic performances by Danette Flint, Jerry Farber and Matt Chastain. 7 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20. www.meltingpointathens.com THEATRE: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (The Classic Center) Broadway version of the animated film about a girl trapped in a castle with an enormous man-dog and his crew of singing household knickknacks, all bound by a curse that can only be broken by the power of true love. 8 p.m. $20–70. www.classiccenter.com THEATRE: The Fantasticks (SeneyStovall Chapel) See Tuesday listing for full description 8 p.m. $7–12. www.drama.uga.edu THEATRE: A Few Good Men (Town and Gown Players) Aaron Sorkin’s 1989 play tells the story of military lawyers who uncover a high-level conspiracy. Feb. 8–9 & 14–16, 8 p.m. Feb. 10 & 17, 2 p.m. $12–15. www.showclix.com

Saturday 9 CLASSES: Ballroom Dance Workshop (Dancefx) Beginner, intermediate and advanced Rumba instruction. No partner or RSVP needed. 1–4 p.m. $5 (first hour), $3 (add. hours). www.dancefx.org EVENTS: Mardi Gras Bash (Terrapin Beer Co.) Terrapin celebrates its first ever Barkus Krewe and asks visitors to bring along their pups in their best Mardi Gras attire. 5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www. terrapinbeer.com EVENTS: Dogs Gone Wild (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) See Friday listing for full description 8 p.m. $39. www.pac.uga.edu

EVENTS: Green Life Expo (The Classic Center) This family-friendly event includes exhibits, green shopping, kids’ activities, recycling opportunities and educational sessions. Bring un-recyclable items to be recycled and gently used furniture and home goods to donate. Activities include a live cooking demonstration (11 a.m.), EcoKids short films ( 11 a.m.), making bird boxes (11 a.m.), making worm compost bins (2 p.m.), a discussion on how to harness solar power (2 p.m.) and a guide to bicycling around town with BikeAthens (2 p.m.). 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-357-4444, www.greenlifeathens.com EVENTS: Mardi Gras Celebration (NONA) Official coronation of the king and queen. 3 p.m. 706-3537065 EVENTS: Valentine’s Dance (UGA Memorial Hall) Dancefx hosts a night of social dancing and performances. Come with a partner or alone. $5. 7–10 p.m. www.dancefx. org EVENTS: Really Really Free Market(Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Second Saturday of every month. 12–2 p.m. FREE! reallyreallyfreemarketathens@gmail.com EVENTS: CCRG Green vs. Black Season Opener (Athens Arena) The Classic City Rollergirls debut their newest skaters and welcome familiar faces back to the track. 6 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12. www.classiccityrollergirls.com EVENTS: Differently-Able Bowla-Thon (Showtime Bowling Center) Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living hosts an awareness and fundraising event. Proceeds go towards support services for individuals with disabilities. 12–5 p.m. 706-549-1020 EVENTS: Athens Area Democrats Breakfast (Brett’s Casual American Restaurant) Briefing on the activities of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and details on Sequester. This month’s speaker is Toni Miles, director of the Institute for Gerontology. Call to reserve seat. 9 a.m. $11. 706-248-7455, athensareademocrats@hotmail.com EVENTS: Bridal Show & Venue Tour(The Hall on Foster Street, Madison) Meet with over 65 service vendors, tour wedding venues in Morgan County and watch demonstrations, performances and fashion shows. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10. www.madisongabridalshow. com EVENTS: Carnaval Evolutions (New Earth Music Hall) Zumba lesson at 8 p.m. and salsa lesson at 9:30 p.m., followed by dance performances, a laser show and DJs. 8 p.m. $8–10. www.facebook.com/ athenslatinparty FILM: Wreck-It Ralph (Tate Student Center) See Friday listing for full description 3 p.m., 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. $1–2. www.tate.uga.edu/movies KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Barnes & Noble) For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe. 11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195 KIDSTUFF: Family Hiking Club (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Cold weather enthusiast Andie Bisceglia takes families out to explore woods, streams and gardens. Meet at the fountain. Second Saturday of the month. 9–11 a.m. FREE! (ages 3 & under), $5/person, $15/family. Visit www.botgarden. uga.edu LECTURES & LIT: Book Signing (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) Author Zen Garcia presents his book, Sons k continued on p. 23

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THE CALENDAR! of God. 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com PERFORMANCE: International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (Morton Theatre) Varsity Vocals, with local host the UGA Accidentals, presents the south quarter-final of the ICCA featuring groups from around the Southeast, all vying for two advancing spots to the semi-final round. 7 p.m. $12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. www.mortontheatre.com THEATRE: The Fantasticks (SeneyStovall Chapel) See Tuesday listing for full description 8 p.m. $7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. www.drama.uga.edu THEATRE: A Few Good Men (Town and Gown Players) See Friday listing for full description Feb. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 & 14â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16, 8 p.m. Feb. 10 & 17, 2 p.m. $12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. www.showclix.com

Sunday 10 EVENTS: Second Sunday Celebration (Holy Cross Lutheran Church) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t It Loverly?â&#x20AC;? is this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Second Sunday Celebration, showcasing local artists and performers. Refreshments provided. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-8799 EVENTS: Ballroom Dance Club (UGA Memorial Hall) Learn how to cha cha, salsa, tango, waltz, swing and more. 6 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/groups/6653171186 FILM: Wreck-It Ralph (UGA Tate Student Center) See Friday listing for full description 3 p.m., 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. $1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2. www.tate.uga.edu/ movies GAMES: Trivia Sundays (Blind Pig Tavern) At the West Broad location. 6 p.m. 706-208-7979 GAMES: Trivia (Buffaloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brewerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inquisition,â&#x20AC;? trivia hosted by Chris Brewer every Sunday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655, www. buffaloscafe.com/athens GAMES: Trivia (The Capital Room) Every Sunday! Hosted by Evan Delany. First place wins $50 and second place wins $25. 8 p.m. FREE! www.thecapitalroom.com KIDSTUFF: Read to Rover (ACC Library) Beginning readers can practice by reading aloud to a furry friend. All dogs are insured and in the company of their trainers. First come, first served. 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT: Lecture: Industrialization of the South (Georgia Museum of Art) Michael Gagnon, author of Transition to an Industrial South: Athens, Georgia, 1830-1870, presents an overview of his book. Reception with the author to follow. 3 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org THEATRE: The Fantasticks (SeneyStovall Chapel) See Tuesday listing for full description 8 p.m. $7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. www.drama.uga.edu THEATRE: A Few Good Men (Town and Gown Players) See Friday listing for full description Feb. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 & 14â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16, 8 p.m. Feb. 10 & 17, 2 p.m. $12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. www.showclix.com

Monday 11 ART: Visiting Artist Lecture: Janet Echelman (UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries, Room S151) Echelman reshapes urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculptures that respond to environmental forces. 5:30 p.m. FREE! artinfo@uga.edu FILM: Wild Horses and Renegades (Miller Learning Center, Room 101) The film explores the plight of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wild horses

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and the rapidly deteriorating condition of the wild public lands in the American West. Part of Animal Voices Film Festival. 7:30-9 p.m. FREE! sos@uga.edu GAMES: Rock and Roll Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Hosted by Jonathan Thompson. 9 p.m. FREE! www.myspace.com/littlekingsshuffleclub 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: Trivia (Highwire Lounge) Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; toughest trivia. $100 grand prize every week! All ages. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8997 KIDSTUFF: Mardi Gras Party (Oconee County Library) Kick-off Mardi Gras with an hour of making elaborate and colorful masks. See what the year will hold for you with a delicious, traditional King Cake. Ages 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! 706769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (ACC Library) Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Stories before bedtime; pajamas encouraged. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT: Global Diseases Lecture (UGA Chapel) â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Long Road to an HIV Vaccine: A Personal Journey.â&#x20AC;? JosĂŠ Esparza, an internationally recognized expert on HIV/AIDS, vaccine development and global health, will deliver the second address in the Voices from the Vanguard series. 5:30 p.m. FREE! murrayd@uga.edu LECTURES & LIT: VOX Reading Series (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) The UGA Creative Writing Program VOX Reading Series, African Studies Institute and the Institute for African American Studies present the awardwinning African poet and scholar, Niyi Osundare. 8 p.m. FREE! www. athenscine.com PERFORMANCE: Recital (UGA Robert G. Edge Recital Hall) Dr. Elias Goldstein, second prize winner of the 2011 Primrose International Viola Competition, performs. 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-4752 PERFORMANCE: The Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Singers (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The Grammy-winning British a cappella ensemble has been performing for over 40 years, incorporating classical and contemporary repertoire from Bach to The Beatles. 8 p.m. $20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;39. www.pac.uga.edu

Tuesday 12 CLASSES: Adult DIY Craft Night (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Every second Tuesday of the month. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $25. www.treehousekidandcraft. com 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. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. $3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5. www. athensswingnight.com EVENTS: 2nd Tuesday Tastings: Romantic Reds (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) Sample five red wines in celebration of Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. 7 p.m. 706-354-7901 EVENTS: Fat Tuesday (Blind Pig Tavern, Both locations) Mardi Gras party featuring poboys, gumbo, jambalaya, fried shrimp, oysters and

more. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. www.blindpigtavern.com GAMES: Trivia (Fuzzyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Every Tuesday. 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 p.m. 706353-0305 GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your beerand compete! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:309:30 p.m. 706-354-1515 GAMES: Pool Tournament (The Office Lounge) Double elimination round. 7:30 p.m. $5. www.facebook. com/officeathens GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) All three Athens locations of Locos Grill and Pub (Westside, Eastside and Harris St.) feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com KIDSTUFF: Fun Filled Fat Tuesday (Rocksprings Community Center) Celebrate Mardi Gras with traditional crafts, king cake and a dance contest. 4 p.m. FREE! www. athensclarkecounty.com/rocksprings KIDSTUFF: Origami Valentines (Madison County Library) Fold paper hearts and more for homemade Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cards. Ages 8 & above. 4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) Stories for toddlers. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-6133650 KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Oconee County Library) Enjoy a morning of stories, songs and crafts. For kids ages 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 and their caregivers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 LECTURES & LIT: The Russell Forum for Civic Life (UGA Special Collections Library) Local residents are invited to participate in a community forum to share ideas and concerns about how communities work and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work and to tackle tough public issues. Trained, nonpartisan moderators will guide the discussion. 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. FREE! russlib@uga.edu LECTURES & LIT: Willson Center Lecture (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) John Lowe, director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UGA, gives a lecture, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tropical Sublime in the 19th Century Circumcaribbean.â&#x20AC;? Cocktail reception at 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu PERFORMANCE: UGA Philharmonia Performance (UGA Memorial Hall) The UGA Philharmonia is part of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music and is open to students from across the university. 8 p.m. FREE! www.music. uga.edu

Wednesday 13 ART: Life Drawing Open Studio (UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries) Open session. No instruction provided. 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $8. www.art.uga.edu CLASSES: How to Take Great Kids Photos (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Photographer Kate Skogen teaches how to take better family photographs. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $35. www. treehoueskidandcraft.com, www. jetkatphoto.com EVENTS: Rabbit Box 9 (The Melting Point) Listen as seven pairs of Athenians share true stories from their lives. For adult ears. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $5. www.rabbitbox.org GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Think you know it all? Test your knowledge every Wednesday night. 8 p.m. Broad St. location. 706-5483442 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 for a chance to win! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7424 GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. www.choochoorestaurants.com GAMES: Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef 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: Crows Nest Trivia (Dirty Birds) Every Wednesday in the Crows Nest. 8 p.m. FREE! 706546-7050 KIDSTUFF: Fun and Messy Art Play (Rocksprings Community Center) Explore your creative side with paint, sand, bubbles and other crafty basics. For ages 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5. 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11:30 a.m. $3. www.athensclarkecounty.com/rocksprings KIDSTUFF: You Pick Movie Day (Oconee County Library) Kids can cast their vote on the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page for either Brave or The Pirates! Band of Misfits. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ OCLCS KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (Oconee County Library) All dedicated fans and new fans of anime and manga are invited. Ages 13â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) Stories for toddlers. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-6133650 KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Barnes & Noble) For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe. 11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195 KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Oconee County Library) For kids ages 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 and their caregivers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Preschool & Toddler Storytime (Madison County Library) For ages 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5. Every Wednesday. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706795-5597 LECTURES & LIT: History Lecture: Ari Levine (UGA Jackson St. Building, Room 123) UGA Associate Professor of History Ari Levine is a cultural historian of early modern China. He speaks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Read-Write Memory: How to Translate Images of Early Modern Chinese Cityscapes into Texts (and Back Again.)â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu MEETINGS: Athens Area Chapter of AARP (Athens Bank and Trust Building) Monthly meeting of the American Association of Retired Persons. Open to the public. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-340-9418 PERFORMANCE: DMA Recital (Town 220) Soo Jung Jeon performs on piano. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www. music.uga.edu PERFORMANCE: Bassoon Recital (Town 220) Darrel Hale performs on bassoon. 8 p.m. FREE! www.music. uga.edu

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Wednesday 6 Boarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Lounge 11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent. Every Wednesday! Farm 255 8 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com CALEB DARNELL Member of The Darnell Boys and Bellyache sings the blues. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com RYAN MOORE Member of local band Brothers plays a solo set. Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $17.50. www.georgiatheatre. com TRAVIS PORTER Decatur, GA hip hop trio formerly known as the Hard Hitters. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

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RL SHINE DJ and hip-hop producer from Atlanta. PLOYD Atlanta-based DJ. BEALS Dubstep DJ. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves. Green Room 7 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens. com IKE STUBBLEFIELD & FRIENDS Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com WOMEN FOLK Local singer-songwriter Emily Jackson presents this series featuring local female artists. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 THE STEREOFIDELICS Funky rock duo from Asheville, NC. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn! Porterhouse Grill 7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards. Tapped 9 p.m. FREE! 706-850-6277 KARAOKE Every Wednesday! Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com LEAVING COUNTRIES Local group led by guitarist Louis Phillip Pelot.

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THE HIGHER CHOIR Southern rock band from Atlanta. 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. Manor 8 p.m. $15. www.manorathens.com DAVID ALLAN COE Outlaw countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s baddest bad boy is responsible for penning mega-crude songs like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pick Em, Lick Em, Stick Emâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Bite the Dick.â&#x20AC;? THE JOMPSON BROTHERS Country-tinged muscle-rock band from Nashville. COTTER PEN Local quartet plays jammy rock, blues and soul. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 THE JAUNTEE Jam-funk band from Allston, MA. The Office Lounge Blues Night. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-5460840 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! Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

Friday 8 Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000 SUMMER MORE THAN OTHERS A jazz feel, a funk groove and an overall sound that makes you feel like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on a tropical vacation. Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com SHEHEHE â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scorching the new American jet rock stratosphere.â&#x20AC;? CD release show! See story on p. 14. TEALVOX Alternative rock band with a hint of classic British rock.

FREE MOUNTAIN Local hard-rock supergrou featuring members of Hayride and The HEAP. Crowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nest 11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7050 ALBERT SUTTLE Perpetual Groove drummer performs a set. Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com U.S. GIRLS Meghan Remy plays a distinctly psychedelic brand of lo-fi soul. k (v) i d s This local band, led by songwriter Jared Collins, plays reverb-washed melodic pop. Featuring backing band Velocirapture. TUNABUNNY Local act featuring a hazy and warped brand of experimental psychedelia. SLIM TWIG Toronto-based psychpop act. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar. com SHEWOLF Three distinct vocalists combine pop-influenced harmonies with narrative folk songs. RENO ROBERTS Alabama-based singer-songwriter. BELLAH SPARXXX Local poet, writer and musician. Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com CITIZEN COPE Clarence Greenwood plays an idiosyncratic blend of blues, soul and rock.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub WHITE CRIME Houston-based punk band. SECRET LOVER Punk rock band from Worcester, MA. EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, guitar-driven indie rock influenced by bands like Guided by Voices. TODD KILLINGS Group fronted by former Dead Dog guitarist John McLean. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter. The Office Lounge 10 p.m. 706-546-0840 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;S REWIND Playing the hits of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s.

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rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility. Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000 LOF8 Electronic trio specializing in dance-oriented electronic music with dubstep and hip hop influences. Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com POWERLOAD AC/DC cover band that delivers a rock and roll kick in each song. HEAVY PETTY Local all-star Tom Petty cover band. Crowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nest 11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7050 BROCK BUTLER Perpetual Groove frontman performs a solo set upstairs at Dirty Birds.

Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com NICE MACHINE Local surf-punk band celebrates the release of its new album. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ lkshuffleclub DJ THE KING/MC CORD/TOASTER Three of Little Kingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; beloved staffers spin your faves, from the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s to the present. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 STRAIGHT NO CHASER This group seeks to reinvent the idea of a cappella singing in the modern pop landscape. SQUARE GROUPER Florida-based blues band.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 NO BRAINER Grindcore outfit from Wisconsin. MUUY BIIEN Local band plays â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80sstyle punk rock. GRIPE An Athens thrash, grind and powerviolent band. FOOD CLOTHES SHELTER Local punk rock band. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Local songstress Kyshona Armstrong hosts! The Melting Point 8 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens. com THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance

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Wednesday 13 40 Watt Club 7:30 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com BATTLE OF THE BANDS UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Music Business Programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third annual battle. Boarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Lounge 11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent. Every Wednesday!

Stereofidelics play Nowhere Bar on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com TELESTHESIA Drone-pop band from Providence, RI. FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths. BASSHUNTER64 ALL STARS Local experimental outfit. SAD DADS New local band featuring members of Blue Division. The group tells Flagpole it sounds like â&#x20AC;&#x153;shitty Pavement.â&#x20AC;? THE DREAM SCENE Javier Moralesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lo-fi avant-garde pop project. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrisseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songwriting is literate and sincere. CHRIS MCKAY Local songwriter and Critical Darlings frontman plays a solo set.

The Office Lounge 10 p.m. 706-546-0840 SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll! Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com JACKSON CANNERY Blues-rock band from Mississippi.

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Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $12 (21+), $15 (18+). www. caledonialounge.com THE WEDDING PRESENT The lauded and long-running British indie-rock band. See story on p. 13. TATERZANDRA Local band playing angular, often dissonant but catchy grunge that maintains a distinct sense of melody. GRASS GIRAFFES Swift-rising local band creates a psychedelic and anthemic guitar-rock dance party.

Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com CONSPIRATOR Dance-rock outfit featuring members of Disco Biscuits. MICHAL MENERT Colorado-based producer signed to Pretty Lights Music. BREAK SCIENCE Electronic duo from Brooklyn that combines soul, dubstep and glitch.

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.

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Blind Pig Tavern 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. Donations welcome. 706461-1013 (Baldwin Street location) ATHENS COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND BENEFIT Featuring live music from The Red Oak Southern String Band, The Athens Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Singing Circle, The Vinyl Strangers, Mike Blake, Lillian Hass and The Dixieland Jazz Band.

Green Room 11 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens. com SANS ABRI Local band featuring members of Packway Handle Band.

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Farm 255 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com DIAL INDICATORS Local jazz act featuring Jeremy Roberts on guitar and George Davidson on tenor saxophone. 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com HOLOPAW Long-running Gainesville, FL-based indie band led by talented songwriter John Orth. BROTHERS Local trio plays swirling folky tunes that are rich with strings, twisted overdubs and haunting vocals. MOTHS Jacob Morris plays a mostly acoustic sort of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com SLAW AND ORDER Local drum and keys duo performs tambourine-rich pop tracks. EVER ENDING KICKS Experimental pop group from Washington state. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

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ART Call for Artists (OCAF) Seeking submissions for the 18th annual Southworks Juried Art Exhibition, held Apr. 12–May 17. Cash prizes. Visit website for application. Deadline Feb. 16. $25-35. www.ocaf.com Call for Artists (Rocksprings Community Center) The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission invites Athens area artists and art teams to submit proposals for a public art project at Rocksprings Pool and Community Center. Middle and high school students will help with the creation of the art piece. Apply by Feb. 25. Visit website for details. www.athensclarkecounty.com Call for Artists (The World Famous) Now looking to display local works of art. The restaurant and live music venue is scheduled to open soon. Interested artists working in any media are encouraged to submit works for consideration. athensmuzik@hotmail.com Call for Artists (Eco Art Lab) Seeking artists whose works relate to climate change for an exhibit running Mar. 17–Apr. 27. ecoartlaboratory@gmail.com, ecoartlab. wordpress.com Call for Entries (Lyndon House Arts Center) The Lyndon House seeks submissions for its 38th Juried Exhibition. Open to local artists 18 & up working in visual media. Cash prizes rewarded. Up to three works per artist. Drop-off Feb. 7, 12:30–8:30 p.m. & Feb. 8, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $25. www.athensclarke county.com/lyndonhouse. Seeking Artists and Performers (Athens, GA) Makers and artists of all stripes, as well as demonstrators, circus per-

formers, puppeteers, acrobats, nonprofits and local school art clubs are invited to apply to be a part of the Lovely Spring Day show on May 4. Deadline Mar. 24. $15 (application fee), $80 (booth). indiesouthfair@ gmail.com, www.indiesouthfair.com Seeking Vendors for Handmade Lovers Market (Little Kings) Indie South Fair seeks craft vendors for a Valentine’s Day affair, held in conjunction with Zombie Prom. Vendors and nonmusical performers may apply. indiesouthfair@gmail.com The Art Rocks Athens Foundation (Athens, GA) Seeking artists who were creating art in, or related to, Athens between 1975–1985 for a major retrospective exhibition at Lamar Dodd, May 23–July 31, 2014. The retrospective will explore the relationship between visual arts and the birth of the Athens music scene. www.artrocks athens.com

AUDITIONS Chorale Auditions (Athens Master Chorale) Now accepting auditions for alto, tenor and bass voice parts. Contact Joseph Napoli for information and scheduling. 706-546-0023, evenings only.

CLASSES Arrow Yoga Classes (Arrow) Arrow offers ongoing prenatal yoga classes and mama/baby yoga classes. No pre-registration necessary. Visit website for details. www.ourarrow.com Beginner Wire Jewelry Workshop (OCAF) Three-day workshop for beginners’ wire jew-

elry-making. Feb. 8–10, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. $255. www.ocaf.com Clay Classes (Good Dirt) Weekly “Try Clay” classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potter’s wheel every Friday from 7–9 p.m. “Family Try Clay” classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2–4 p.m. $20. 706-355-3161, www.gooddirt.net Computer Classes (Madison County Library) Introduction to the Internet. Call to register. Tuesdays, 2:30–3:30 p.m. or 6:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 Computer Classes (ACC Library) The library also offers online computer classes as well as in-library classes and one-onone instruction. Topics include in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, eBooks and more. Call for times and to register. 706-613-3650 Computer Classes (Oconee County Library) Advanced to beginner computer classes offered by appointment and in scheduled classes. Subjects include email for beginners, Google Earth, Windows and more. Register. 706-769-3950, watkinsville@athenslibrary.org Create Fantasy Fabric and Notebook Cover (Sewcial Studio) Learn how to create fabric and other embellishments to make into a notebook cover. Preregistration required. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $39. www.sewcialsudio.com Dance Classes (Dancefx) Ballet, tap, hip-hop, Zumba, contemporary, foxtrot, Western dancing, strip aerobics, ballroom dancing, salsa, pilates and more. Check website for schedule. 706-355-3078, www.dancefx.org From Sewing to Quilting (Sewcial Studio) Learn the basics of transitioning from sewing to quilt-

Blueberry and Lucy Lucille is a fun young girl with a are two very nice adults whose owner silvery coat and recently passed away. beautiful green eyes, Inside Pet Supplies Plus at Alps Shopping Ctr. • 706.353.2287 Both are confident, however she seems friendly girls who like attention, though Lucy to get lost amidst Gianna is a lovely and laid back might like more of it whereas Blueberry likes the other cats because she is quiet young girl who was rescued to have her own space part of the time. from a hoarding situation. She Both are ok with a well-behaved dog and and on the lower level. Affectionate is all white with a pink nose, they do not have to be and smart girl. Look and no tail. Very sweet. adopted together. for her.

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Gary Grossman’s sculpture “Cubist Mammals, Waving Whale” is on display at Athens Academy’s Bertelsmann Gallery through Feb. 22. ing. Pre-registration required. 2–4 p.m. $15. www.sewcialstudio.com Garden Geology (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Dan Williams teaches about Georgia’s six geologic provinces; how they were formed, how to identify them and how they affect plants, animals and people. Participants will make their own collection of Georgia rocks and receive a copy of Rocks of Georgia, a companion to the sessions. Wednesdays through Feb. 27, 4-6 p.m. $45. www.botgarden.uga.edu Gentle Flow Yoga (Athens Five Points Yoga Studio) Lunchtime flow yoga at a slower pace. Prenatal or beginners welcome. Every Tuesday, 12 p.m. $14. 706-355-3114, info@5pointsyoga.com Gentle Hatha Integral Yoga (St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church) All levels welcome. Tuesdays, 5:30–7 p.m. $9/class. 706-543-0162, mfhealy@bellsouth.net, www.mindfuliving.org Mobile Computer Classes (Madison County Library) 90-minute classes include computer basics, email, e-readers, Microsoft Office programs and social networking. Call to make reservation. Classes held Wednesdays, 10 a.m. in The Comer Learning Center and 1:30 p.m. in the Sanford Community Center. FREE! 706-795-5597. SALSAthens (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Cuban-style salsa dance classes with SALSAthens. Every Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (intermediate), 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginners). $8 (incl. $3.50 drink). 706-338-6613 Scottish Country Dance Classes (780 Timothy Rd.) Social dancing at its liveliest with jigs, reels and strathspeys. Bring your dancing shoes. Every Thursday, 7–9 p.m. $3. dabmillier@google.com Spicy Salsa Dancing (Jerzee’s Sports Bar) Learn how to Salsa. Every Wednesday. 9–10 p.m. (lesson), 10 p.m.–1 a.m. (dancing). $3, $5 (under 21). dg2003@yahoo.com Yoga Teacher Training (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) Yoga Alliance-

registered 200-hour yoga teacher training. Journey more deeply into your own practice while learning technical skills necessary to become a stellar yoga instructor. Every Saturday, through May 11, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. $1,450. Visit www.yogafulday. com Yoga Teacher Training (Athens Five Points Yoga Studio) Yoga Alliance-registered 200-hour yoga teacher training. Journey more deeply into your own practice while learning technical skills necessary to become a stellar yoga instructor. Every Saturday through July 20, 12 p.m. $1,900. www.athensfivepoints yoga.com Yoga and Bellydancing Classes (Healing Arts Centre) Several types of ongoing yoga classes are offered for all levels, including ashtanga, therapeutic, vinyasa yoga, power lunch yoga, pilates and yoga teacher training, as well as beginner bellydancing. Visit website for details. www.healingarts centre.net Zumba (Athens Latino Center for Education and Services (ALCES)) Instructed by Maricela Delgado. Every Monday, 7:30–8:30 p.m. and Tuesday, 6–7 p.m. & 7:15–8:15 p.m. $5 (1 class), $8 (for both Tues. 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 Zumba(r) with Ingrid (Casa de Amistad) A dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music. Fridays, 6–7 p.m. $5. zumbathens@gmail.com

HELP OUT Volunteers Needed (Homestead Hospice) Help patients and their families living with terminal illness. 706-548-8444, www.homestead hospice.net/volunteers.html

KIDSTUFF Arts in the Afternoon (East Athens Community Center) Afterschool program teaches arts and crafts and allows children to create original artwork. Ages 6–15. Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30– 5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3593 Drop-in Crafting for Kids (Madison County Library) All-day drop-in crafting for kids. Feb. 15–18. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 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 6–8 (Wednesdays, 4 p.m.) and ages 3–5 (Thursdays, 4 p.m.) and Family Crafterdays (Saturdays, 11 a.m.). $10/class, $30/4 classes. 706-8508226, www.treehousekidandcraft. com New Mamas & Babies Group (Arrow) Meet other new parents and their pre-crawling little ones. Caregivers Jean Anderson and Rebecca Espana host. Thursdays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $5, $30 (8 visits). www.ourarrow.com Out of School Workshop: Happy Valentine’s Clay (Good Dirt) Kids can get busy on their day off by playing in the clay. Call to register. Feb. 11, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $55/day. 706-355-3161 Pop-In Playtime (Pump It Up) Children ages 11 & under can bounce around and have a jumping good time. Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $3 (ages 2 & under), $6 (ages 2 & up). 706-613-5676 Shared Nanny Sessions (Arrow) Caregiving with a child ratio of 1 to 3. For ages 6 months–4 years. Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $30–125. ourarrow@gmail.com, www.ourarrow.com Spanish Lessons for Tots (Arrow) Spanish lessons with music, dancing and fun surprises led by Sarah Ehlers. For ages 2.5–4 years


old. Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m. $10. ourarrow@gmail.com StoryTubes Contest (ACC Library) Kids are invited to create two-minute videos featuring their favorite book for a chance to win prizes. For ages 5–18. Deadline Feb. 24, 10 p.m. www.storytubes.info Yoga Sprouts Family Yoga (Athens Five Points Yoga) For children ages 2 & older. Sundays. 1–1:45 p.m. $60. www.athensfive pointsyoga.com

SUPPORT Alcoholics Anonymous (Sewcial Studio) If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to

stop, we can help. 706-389-4164, www.athensaa.com Chronic Illness Support Group (Oasis Counseling Center) Six-week group meetings for individuals dealing with chronic medical conditions. One-hour intake appointment required. Every Wednesday, 1:30–3 p.m. through Feb. 27. $50 (appointment), $15/ session. 706-543-3522, info@ oasisconselingcenter.com Domestic Violence Support Group (Athens, GA) Support, healing and dinner for survivors. Tuesdays, 6–8 p.m., in Clarke County. First and Third Mondays, 6:30–8 p.m., in Madison County. Childcare provided. 706-543-3331 (hotline), 706-613-3357, ext. 771.

ART AROUND TOWN A LA FERA (2440 W. Broad St.) Mixed media with naturalistic scenes by Taylor Bryant. Through February. AMICI ITALIAN CAFÉ (233 E. Clayton St.) Musician portraits and patterns in oil and acrylics by Lauren Dellaria. Through February. ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) Paintings by Mary Porter, Christine Shockley, Dortha Jacobson, Lana Mitchell, John Gholson, Greg Benson and Ainhoa Bilbao Canup. Art quilt by Elizabeth Barton and handmade jewelry by various artists. ART ON THE SIDE GALLERY AND GIFTS (1011B Industrial Blvd., Watkinsville) A gallery featuring works by various artists in media including ceramics, paintings and fused glass. ARTINI’S ART LOUNGE (296 W. Broad St.) “Into the Wind,” flowing figurative paintings by Ainhoa Canup. ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) In the Myers Gallery, “The Spirit Show,” featuring works by Ana Anest, Barbara Odil, Claire Dunphy, Mary Padgelek, Father Anthony Salzman, Wendy Ortel and Scott Pope. In the Bertelsmann Gallery, artwork by Gary Grossman and Stanley Bermudez. Through Feb. 22. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA, 160 Tracy St.) “And I Feel Fine” includes works by Paul Pfeiffer, Caitlin Foster, Liz Fuller, Maya Hayuk, Zachary Fabri, David Mazure, Suko Presseau and Anthony Wislar that celebrate the artist as an optimist in the wake of worldwide calamity. Through Mar. 10. THE BRANDED BUTCHER (225 N. Lumpkin St.) Paintings and drawings by Sanithna Phansavanh. BROAD STREET COFFEE (1660 W. Broad St.) Silk paintings by Rene Shoemaker. Through February. CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) “Discrete Aperture: The Work of Nils Folke Anderson.” Through Feb. 14. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Photography by Sally Ross. Through Mar. 5. ETIENNE BRASSERIE (311 E. Broad St.) Photography by Ian McFarlane. Through February. 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 Anna Marino, Tom Phillips, Larry Hamilton, Cheri Wranosky and more. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Annie Marcum. Through February. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Wish” features photography by Thom Houser and Jason Thrasher, jewelry by Mary Hallam Pearse, textiles by Jennifer Crenshaw, paintings by Joshua Beinko, Claire Joyce and Margaret Morrison, and a work by the Paper Cut Project duo Nikki Nye and Amy Flurry. Through Mar. 21. • In the Glass Cube, a new piece by Martijn van Wagtendonk. Through Mar. 21. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “John Haley: Berkeley School Abstract Expressionist.” Through Mar. 3. • “Minna Citron: The Uncharted Course from Realism to Abstraction.” Through Mar. 3. • “From Savanna to Savannah: African Art from the Collection of Don Kole. Through Apr. 14. • “Americans in Italy.” Through Apr. 21. • “Defiant Beauty: The Work of Chakaia Booker” consists of large-scale sculptures created from tires. Through Apr. 30. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Photography by Forrest Aguar. Through February. HEIRLOOM CAFE AND FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Paintings by Kristine Leschper. Through March.

Emotional Abuse Support Group (Athens, GA) Demeaning behavior and hateful words can be just as harmful as punches and kicks. Childcare provided. Call for location. Every Wednesday. 6:30–8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-3331 (hotline), 706-613-3357, ext. 771. Emotions Anonymous (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) A 12-step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Sundays, 4–5 p.m. 706-202-7463, www.emotions anonymous.org Women’s Empowerment Group (Oasis Counseling Center) A small therapeutic group for women to work on vulnerability, setting boundaries, assertiveness, self-care

HENDERSHOT’S COFFEE BAR (1560 Oglethorpe Dr.) “Wrestler Series” by Dan Smith aka SeeDanPaint. Through Mar. 2. HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) Local fashion designer Alexandra Parsons showcases fashion illustrations. Through Feb. 23. JITTERY JOE’S ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) Photography by Adrina Ray. JITTERY JOE’S DOWNTOWN (297 E. Broad St.) “Ballet Life” features photographs of ballerinas in unusual places by Chris Scredon. JITTERY JOE’S FIVE POINTS (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) Photography by Jamie deRevere. JUST PHO (1063 Baxter St.) Drawings and paintings by Michele Chidester. KRIMSON KAFE (40 Greensboro Hwy., Watkinsville) Acrylic paintings by Megan Bennett. Through February. KUMQUAT MAE (18 Barnett Shoals Rd., Watkinsville) Photography by Craig Gun. Through February. LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “The Sorority Girl Project,” photo portraits by Kelly K. Jones. Through Feb. 7. • Artwork by Lola Brooks. Through Mar. 7. LOFT GALLERY AT CHOPS & HOPS (2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) Artwork by Jessica “Cobra” McVey. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) “Period Decorative Arts Collection (1840–1890)” includes artifacts related to the historic house. MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (3151 Hwy. 98 W, Danielsville) Two mixed media pieces made from reclaimed materials, found objects and carefully altered natural sources by Ronald E. Moran. MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (424 S. Main St., Madison) “Consequences of War” features “Flight,” an exhibit of lithographs by 12 mid-century masters. Through Feb. 24. MAMA’S BOY (197 Oak St.) Photographs of the restaurant’s staff as babies and children. Through February. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) Works by lacemaker Caroline Ingle. Through February. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF, 34 School St., Watkinsville) “Material Wonders” showcases works by current UGA graduate students. Through Feb. 15. PERK AVENUE (111. W. Jefferson St., Madison) “Point of Origin,” works by Katharine Wibell. Through March. SEWCIAL STUDIO (160 Tracy St.) Hand-dyed art quilts by Anita Heady and rust and over-dyed fabric on canvas by Bill Heady. STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) “Women on Paper,” works by Lauren Kerbelis, Gail Smith, Caroline Swanson, Nancy Schultz, Karen Banker, Lillie Morris and Ingrid Hofer. Through March 3. STRAND HAIR STUDIO (1625 S. Lumpkin St.) “The Last Art Show” at Strand features oil paintings by the late William Joyce, father of Strand owner Mike Joyce. Through February. SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St.) Oil paintings by Dortha Jacobson. Through February. TOWN 220 (220 W. Washington St., Madison) “Earthly Abstraction” features works using natural materials by Jack Kehoe, Kipley Meyer, Brian Rust and Dwight Smith. Through Apr. 28. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy.) “Otros Soñadores” includes works by Stanley Bermudez, Nestor Armando Gil, Groana Melendez and Mabi Ponce. Through Feb. 13. WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Colorful paintings of scenes in Athens by Mary Porter.

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ON THE STREET Beat the Heat: Cat Spaying and Neutering (Athens Area Humane Society) Offers a special spay/neuter rate during February and March. Mention the promotion when scheduling a procedure. $35-45. 706-769-9155, www.athenshumanesociety.org First Person Project Celebrates Stories of Love (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) An oral history series documenting the experiences of everyday Georgians invites participants to record their stories about love. Call or email to register. Feb. 8, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $10. 706-542-5788, russlib@uga.edu Mandala Journal (Sewcial Studio) An online, multicultural visual and literary arts journal seeking fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art submissions. Deadline is Feb. 14. mandala.uga.edu Microcar Auction (The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum, Madison) Bruce Weiner auctions his collection of 1950s microcars, antique neon signage, exceptionally rare kiddie rides, literature, vending machines and candy dispensers. Feb. 15 & 16. 519-352-4575, www.handlewithfun. com, www.rmauctions.com Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission Applications Sought(Athens, GA) Help develop a plan for a river-oriented greenway system and protect the resources of rivers and their tributaries. Visit website for application information. Deadline Feb. 8. melinda.cochran@ athensclarkecounty.com, www.athens clarkecounty.com/greenway Owl Prowl (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Participants will learn about and search for owls who inhabit the woods during an evening hike. Call to pre-register by Feb. 13. Feb. 15, 4–5 p.m. or 6:30–8 p.m. $7-10. 706-613-3615, www.athensclarke county.com/sandycreeknaturecenter Pet First Aid and CPR Course (Athens Area Humane Society) Class covers restraining an injured pet, CPR and rescue breathing, bleeding injuries, heat and cold injuries, snake/insect bites, bandaging and more. Visit website to register. Feb. 23, Mar. 2 & Apr. 13, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. $50. www.athenshumanesociety.org Senior Trip to Lavonia (ACC Council on Aging) Adults ages 50 and older are invited to a guided tour along the “Quilt Trail” that tells the story of Lavonia, and to visit the recently restored Burgess Historical Cemetery. Lunch and shopping to follow. Call to pre-register by Feb. 14. Feb. 22, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $12. 706-613-3580 Tax Preparation Help(Multiple Locations) Free federal and tax preparation and e-filing offered by AARP Tax-Aide Program available through Apr. 13. Please bring 2012 tax documents, supporting information and a copy of a 2011 tax return. Monday, 1–4:30 p.m. at Oconee Co. Library. Wednesday–Saturday, 9 am.–1 p.m. at Epps Bridge Pkwy. Kroger. Tuesday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at Oglethorpe Library. The AIDS Memorial Quilt (The Classic Center) AIDS Athens will host portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt as part of AIDS Athens 25th anniversary. Visit website to volunteer. Feb. 18, 6–8 p.m. Feb. 19, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. & Feb. 20, 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m. www.aidsathens.org f

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Condos for Rent Houses for Rent 2BRs & studios Dwntn. across from campus and 4BR at Urban Lofts for Fall semester. 2BR avail. immediately. ( 4 0 4 ) 5 5 7 - 5 2 0 3 , w w w. d o w n t o w n a t h e n s re n t a l s . weebly.com.

2BR/2.5BA townhouse. Incl. W/D, fridge, microwave, oven & DW. Located Mallard Creek subdivision at Loop 10 & Oglethorpe. No Pets. $750/mo. $750 dep. Call Bob, (770) 617-6612.

Gigantic 5BR/3BA. End of Lumpkin. 2500 sf. 2 LRs, huge laundry rm., DR, FP, big deck. DW, W/D, CHAC. Pets OK. Avail. 8/1. $1600/ mo. (706) 338-9173.

2BR/2BA near mall. FP, screened porch, walk-in closet. W/D, water/trash incl. Short or long term lease. Pets welcome. Super convenient! Only $800/mo. Aaron, (706) 207-2957.

Just reduced! Investor’s West-side condo. 2BR/2BA, F P, 1 5 0 0 s f . , g r e a t investment, lease 12 mos. at $575/mo. Price in $40s. For more info, call McWaters Realty at (706) 353-2700 or (706) 540-1529.

Duplexes For Rent 2BR/1BA duplex. Very nice, HWflrs., quiet area in Hull near Ingles. $495/mo. +$450 dep. 1 yr. lease. No pets. Call (706) 612-4943. 2BR/1BA newly renovated apt. w/ private deck only minutes from campus for $600/ mo. New fridge, range, WD. Water, landscape included. Call (404) 8193506, (706) 207-1825 or pulkitg1@yahoo.com. Brick duplex, 2BR/1BA, very clean. Just 2 mi. to campus on north side Athens. 2 units avail. Pets OK. Grad. students & professionals welcome. $500/mo. + dep. (706) 254-0478.

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3BR/2BA, 2077 S. Lumpkin, $ 1 2 0 0 / m o . W / D . , D W, sec. sys. & ceiling fans. 3BR/2BA, 2071 Lumpkin, $1000/mo. incl. water, lawn maint. & garbage. W/D, DW. (706) 546-0300. 3BR/3BA newer houses, Dwntn. Walk everywhere! Walk-in closets, stainless, private BA, porches, deck. W/D incl., pre-leasing for fall. $1500/mo. Aaron, (706) 207-2957. 3BR/2BA house Dwntn. Walk everywhere! W/D incl. Fenced backyard. Pets OK. Avail 1/1/13. Short or long ter m lease option. Only $1000/mo. Aaron, (706) 207-2957. 3BR/2BA in Normaltown. Avail. now! HWflrs., CHAC, quiet street. Grad students pref ’d. Rent negotiable. (706) 372-1505. 4BR/4BA newer houses, Dwntn. Walk everywhere! Walk-in closets, stainless, private BA, porches, deck. W/D incl., pre-leasing for fall. $1900/mo. Aaron, (706) 207-2957. 5 P t s . 2 B R / 1 B A . G re a t location. Great for grad student. Walk to campus. W/D, CHAC, nice patio. Pets OK. $650-$700/mo. Avail. 8/1. Call (706) 3389173. Awesome 3BR/2BA, close to campus. New master BA w/ double sink. HWflrs., fenced backyard. W/D, DW, CHAC. Avail. 8/1. $1200/ mo. (706) 338-9173.

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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. Fall leasing: 1, 2, 3 & 4 BR houses & apts. 5 Pts. & Dwntn. See at www. bondrealestate.org. Owner Broker Herbert Bond Realty & Investment. Lic. #H13552. (706) 224-8002. Tu r n t o F L A G P O L E CLASSIFIEDS to find your next home sweet home! Great 4BR/4BA house. 1/2 mi. from campus. Front porch, back deck, nice yd., DW, W/D, CHAC. Pets OK. Avail. 8/1. Special! $1550/ mo. (706) 338-9173. House on Lexington Rd. Located on bus line. 3BR/2BA w/ garage apt. & sm. yd. W/D, DW, CHAC. $595/mo. (706) 549-9456. Small country cottage, 15 mi. north of Athens. 1BR + office, W/D, spotless! 2 acres, screen porch, view of fields & horses. 1 mi. to stores, restaurant. Perfect for grad student, writer, etc. No cats or dogs, but bunnies, chickens etc. okay. $575/ mo. (678) 773-7039. Spacious 4BR/2BA brick home on Milledge Ave. Close to everything. HW & tile flrs., CHAC, W/D, lg. LR, den, screened porch, fenced yd., lots of storage. $1000/mo. or $300 per. room (404) 808-2351.

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

Pre-Leasing Best rentals in Athens! 1–5BR houses, apts., condos. In the heart of UGA/ Dwntn./5 Pts. Avail. Aug. 1. Going fast, call today! (706) 338-9173 for more info. Pre-lease your property with Flagpole Classifieds! Low rates, photos and a broad audience. Call (706) 549-0301 or email class@flagpole.com!


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For Sale Miscellaneous Come to Cillies, 175 E. Clayton St. for vintage Louis Vuitton. 20% off single purchase of clothing, boots and jewelry (excl. J. Crew). 1/person. Instant cash is now being paid for good vinyl records & CDs in fine condition. Wuxtr y Records, at corner of Clayton & College downtown. (706) 369-9428.

Yard Sales Cleveland Road Elementary School fundraiser, 1700 C l eveland Rd., Bogar t. Sat., Feb. 16, 7 am-noon, Indoors. Furniture, clothes, toys, books, jewelry, kitchen items & much more. Cash only. Need to get rid of y o u r e x t r a s t u ff ? Someone else wants it! Advertise your yard sale with Flagpole! Call (706) 549-0301.

Music Announcements Yo u k n o w w h a t ? Flagpole needs you. We’ve been here for 25 years & that is a damn big deal, but it’s only because all of you are so talented & interesting to read & write about! To celebrate our anniversary, we’re looking for musicians to create a theme song about Flagpole. Really let loose! Email submissions to themesong@flagpole. com by Feb. 28. Winners will record their song in a professional studio, perform it at the 2013 Flagpole Music Awards & win PRIZES!

Equipment Nuçi’s Space needs your old instruments & music g e ar! All donations are tax-deductible. Call (706) 227-1515 or come by Nuçi’s Space, 396 Oconee St.

Alesis DM5 electronic drums, $425. Pearl piccolo snare drum, $100. Peavey EX electric hollow body guitar (ES335 copy), $200. 1960s Silvertone Acoustic, restored w/ hardshell case, $425. Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray Bass w/ gig bag, $650. Fender precision bass, deluxe (extra pick-up) w/ hardshell case, $475. Ampeg SVT-4 bass amp, $625. Ampeg bass cabinet 4-8’s, 1-15 classic series, $400. Peavey renown (solo series) guitar amp, $180. Ibanez (left handed) acoustic, $80. Korean Fender Strat (cream), $250. Johnson wedge monitor, $100. Peavey IPR 1600 power amp & Behringer mixer, $360. Pair of Peavey SP2G’s, $600. Call (706) 296-4034 & ask for Andrew.

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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.

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Jobs Wanted Nice, Christian lady in her 40s seeking a job as a n a n n y. E x p e r i e n c e d , reasonable rates. References avail. Safety & well-being, #1 priority. Dwntn., Normaltown, GA Sq. Mall areas. Leave message for Emily Newton. (706) 316-3990.

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reality check Matters Of The Heart And Loins I read your response to Not Gay Enough, and was wondering what advice youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have for me. I am the dumped side of a gay couple in a similar situation. I want to bring the exclusivity of the relationship back up, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to tempt fate and lose what we currently have. Thanks! In a Dumped Funk Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tell you the same thing I told that guy (it was a guy, right?): Talk to your partner. Somebody has to be the first one to crack. It might as well be you. Just sit him (or her) down, explain things from your perspective, talk about what you are currently doing, and then say you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like it as much and you want things to go back to the way they were, or at least to go forward to a new normal, post stupid fight and breakup. Yes, you are taking a risk. You are putting yourself out there emotionally, and you may lose your partner for good. But you have already put yourself out there emotionally, so that shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop you. And if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try, then what exactly are you holding onto? A half-assed relationship that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very satisfying, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what. If you wanted a simple hookup, you could probably find one anywhere. How can you possibly just â&#x20AC;&#x153;hook upâ&#x20AC;? with somebody you know that well? You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. There is no erasing the relationship, so you might as well just try to work it out. And frankly, if your choices are a) exactly what you want; or b) nothing at all, wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you rather just find out now? What is the point of dragging it out? That other shoe is gonna drop eventually, IADF. Just get it over with. My girlfriend used to hook up with her friend. We started dating; she stopped; one time it happened again. I got over it. She still loves this dude, â&#x20AC;&#x153;like a brother,â&#x20AC;? but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want him around. Am I obligated to have him over when we have dinner parties and put up with their â&#x20AC;&#x153;friend datesâ&#x20AC;? or can I say that I find the whole thing a big pile oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shit? Anonymous Like a brother that she sleeps with, huh? Well, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an interesting view of family. You can say whatever you want, Anonymous, and it does have a rather ripe odor about it, but your girlfriend may not choose you over her friend. I think you have every right to ask her not to hang out with him, but before you try to put any limitations on this thing, ask yourself exactly what you are willing to put up with. If you tell her he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come to the house, does she still get to go on â&#x20AC;&#x153;friend datesâ&#x20AC;? with him? Are they allowed to be alone together? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not suggesting that you have any actual say in the matter, but I assume that there will be some negotiation. Decide in advance what you can live with and be prepared for all possible answers. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re wrong, mind you. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just not sure your girlfriend and her friend are going to agree with me.

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