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Cleaning Up Downtown

Everyone Knows It’s a Problem, but What’s the Solution?  p. 10

Civil Rights Doc

A Q&A with Athens Filmmaker Keith B. Plummer p. 8

Tame Impala

Australian Rockers Connect with the World p. 15

Principal Hooker p. 5 · Art Notes p. 11 · Tuesday Night Confessional p. 16 · Reptar p. 19


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Our Buffoon “I don’t see any choice but to vote for Paul Broun. I can’t go the route of electing a buffoon in hopes of un-electing him. Congress is full of them already, and they continue to be reelected.” I wrote those words in this column on July 11, 2007. Why do you even bother to read me anymore? I advised you to vote for Broun because he was not a buffoon. That was the special election to fill the vacancy left by the death of Congressman Charlie Norwood, and Broun had jumped into the race in spite of the fact that the Republican establishment preferred another guy, who didn’t campaign here much and said something to the effect that he wouldn’t care if UGA got bombed, as long as it didn’t hurt the Georgia Bulldogs. “What a buffoon,” we all cried. “At least Paul Broun, Jr. is from Athens, etc.” I ate breakfast with him down at Mama’s Boy, and he impressed me as being a reasonable person willing to look at all sides of an issue, even if we didn’t agree. And he didn’t say a word about blowing up the university. So, we elected Broun with 90 percent of the Athens vote, and that’s when we really began to learn about buffoonery. I agree with our colleague Tom Crawford in Atlanta that

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U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (Jr.) Broun is the frontrunner in the race for the U.S. Senate seat that is coming open because Saxby Chambliss won’t run for re-election. So, while the Republican establishment shuffles the deck, Broun has already anted up and is in the game. He is running in defense of our Constitution and to cut government spending. Is there any Georgian among us who would oppose him on that? He will raise whatever money he needs, because he is 100 percent devoted to protecting corporate interests and whatever hard right-wing fellow travelers they spawn: NRA, the John Birch Society, the Tea Party, etc. (For an excellent summary of Paul Broun the man and the politician, see the piece by Will Bunch at www.salon.com/2010/08/31/ will_bunch_the_backlash/.) Broun is an experienced campaigner. He ran two unsuccessful congressional races and a U.S. Senate race before winning in the 10th District. He hasn’t needed much television in this district, but he is made for the medium, and you’re about to find out just how charming he can be, as if you were sitting across from him at Mama’s Boy, hearing about his four-way test for everything: constitutional, right, necessary, affordable. The Republicans will find out what they should have learned in the 10th District: There is no room to the right of Paul Broun (Jr.). He owns it to infinity. He is the logical result of everything the Republicans have done politically in Georgia. They built it, and Paul Broun has come. He won’t even have to be too outrageous to win. He’ll run a conservative campaign, and anybody who runs against him will look moderate, which is like liberal. Paul will win, and then the hijinks will begin. The U.S. Senate is the ultimate arena for buffoonery. Pete McCommons editor@flapole.com

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Classic Center: David Ellison looked up at the sculpture downtown, according to Executive Director Kathryn Lookofsky. hanging from the ceiling of the new Classic Center atrium. “That’s a lot of folks who owe a lot of money and don’t want to “How much did that cost again?” he asked. About $140,000, I do right,” Horton told the ADDA board last week. told him—but I might have done it for just $135,000. Horton is carrying 30 boots in his car and booted eight cars “At least it would’ve gone back into the local economy,” before lunch that day, he said. “Ideally, if folks see a lot of Ellison said. “It is what it is. I don’t make the decisions.” boots, maybe they’ll come in and pay up,” he said. “Nest” is probably the only even slightly controversial The ADDA is focusing on drivers who’ve accumulated $50 thing left about the Classic Center expansion. Once derided or more in tickets, but some owe far more than that. One peras a waste of tax money that would eat up the eastern half of son has gotten more than $300 in tickets on each of his two downtown and cut it off from the North Oconee River, the estivehicles, Horton said, but Lookofsky said the record during her mated 2,000 people who attended the grand opening seemed seven-year tenure is $2,000—and on a 30-year-old car that quite pleased with the way it turned out. probably wasn’t even worth that much, to boot. “I love it. I think it’ll be really good for us,” said AthensClarke Commissioner Jerry NeSmith, who served on the SPLOST Happiness Is A Warm Pan: There must be some kind of concommittee that initially left the expansion off the sales-tax list servative talking point going around about how more people in 2010 before the commission added it back. are killed with hammers and frying pans each year than guns. Opposing the Classic Center expansion was sort of the hip First state Sen. Bill Jackson (R-Augusta) made that claim to thing to do three years ago, but more than 60 percent of votWalter Jones of Morris News Service. Then U.S. Rep. Paul Broun ers favored the nearly $200 million SPLOST package. Classic (R-Athens) repeated it after President Obama’s State of the Center Executive Director Paul Cramer thanked “each and every Union address. (Also see Capitol Impact, p. 5) one of you who had the courage to vote for this project.” Melissa Link was one of those who was originally skeptical, but she’s since changed her mind. A master plan underway for downtown can address many of the connectivity issues raised by critics of the expansion, she said. Link is a member of the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, which selects public art for the local government. “A project like this had to be worldclass,” she said of Kelly’s piece. Not that Athens is lacking in world-class artists, but Maureen Kelly, of St. Louis, MO, does nothing but make public art for a living, and so she was uniquely qualified. “We could not be happier with the public art selected for the atrium,” ACAC Chairwoman Marilyn Wolf-Ragatz said. Where’s Blane Marable? Belly dancers with FloorSpace Studio and the Gretchen Elsner Troupe of humanFeelings must still be a bit sized puppets perform at the Classic Center grand opening Feb. 16. raw about “Nest,” because it was talked about more than any other aspect of the expansion on Saturday. The ACAC is soliciting Slate dug up the FBI statistics and found that 8,583 people proposals from local artists for upcoming public art projects at were murdered with firearms in 2011, compared to 496 with the Athens-Clarke County Library and the new Rocksprings Park blunt objects, including hammers, baseball bats, crowbars, pool. And Hotel Indigo’s Didi Dunphy curated two exhibits now rocks and electric guitars. Broun was off by a factor of 17, but on display at the Classic Center featuring 11 local artists like to his credit, he was way closer than when he tried to estimate Michael Lachowski and Art Rosenbaum. the age of the Earth. But the big picture isn’t the art. It’s the money. The expanSpeaking of things that are made up, the AJC reported that sion will allow the Classic Center to rent out the atrium for Broun recently sent out a Senate campaign fundraising letevents and more than double the number of people who can ter bragging about being the first congressman to call Obama fit into the Grand Hall for conventions and trade shows. Yeah, a socialist. He’s wrong. That honor goes to U.S. Sens. John maybe the estimates of a $6 million annual economic impact McCain (R-AZ) and George Voinovich (R-OH), according to and 200 jobs are a bit inflated, but no one can deny that PolitiFact.com thousands more people will be spending money in our shops, restaurants and hotels. Call Your Legislator: Rep. Earnest Smith (D-Augusta) is “Tourism is economic development,” Mayor Nancy Denson sponsoring a bill that would make it illegal to paste someone’s said. “It’s good, clean, economic development. And it’s our head onto someone else’s body. Flagpole’s production director hospitality that keeps people coming back.” Larry Tenner—the genius behind covers like Mitt Zomney— Cramer also emphasized that the expansion isn’t just for nearly had a stroke. Pete may have to register as a lobbyist and visitors. It’s for locals, too. The Classic Center plays host to start handing out free football tickets to nip this thing in the a number of events open to the general public, like a homebud. If you love our silly Photoshopped covers, call your legisand-garden show this weekend. “We know this will be a space lators today and tell them to stop House Bill 39. where the entire community will benefit,” he said. Online Extras: Flagpole contributor Kristen Morales sends Das Boot: The Athens Downtown Development Authority is word about a University of Georgia-sponsored literacy confercracking down on unpaid parking tickets, and Chuck Horton, ence Feb. 22 & 23. And food writer Hillary Brown reports that, the ADDA’s interim parking director, is booting folks like they just months after the community briefly rallied to a struggling owe him money. Because they do. Dexter Weaver’s side, the landmark soul food restaurant Weaver When Horton, a former UGA police chief, replaced Laura D’s is for sale. See Flagpole.com’s In the Loop and Grub Notes Miller, who quit in December, he was shocked at the numblogs for more. ber of people with unpaid parking tickets. Over the decades, drivers have accumulated about $3 million in unpaid tickets Blake Aued news@flagpole.com

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Clarke Central’s Robbie Hooker Wins Statewide Award

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irst, he saw the Mylar balloons. Then, leadership, the Washington Post also named he saw his daughter—who had stayed Clarke Central one of the nation’s top 7 home sick from school that day. That’s percent of high schools and the 72nd-best when Robbie Hooker, principal at Clarke in Georgia, taking into account the numCentral High School, knew something was up, ber of Advanced Placement, International and it involved him. Baccalaureate and Advanced International The balloons, family, cake and accolades Certificate of Education tests given each year, were all for Hooker, as it turns out, who was spring graduates, students who qualify for named Georgia Principal of the year on Feb. free- or reduced-priced lunches and gradu13 by the Georgia Association of Secondary ates who’ve passed at least one college-level School Principals. Nominated by the district test in high school. It’s also regularly named among middle and high school principals, an Advanced Placement Honor School by the Hooker will go on to represent Georgia in state Department of Education. September in Washington, D.C., when the In 2011, 71 percent of Clarke Central’s national Principal of the Year will be named seniors graduated, with three-quarters taking for 2013–2014. the SAT and scoring an average of 1434. They Melton Callahan, executive director of earned more than $3 million in scholarships, the Georgia Association of Secondary School not including HOPE. Principals, arrived at Clarke Central in secret, Hooker now moves on to the national along with Superintendent Philip Lanoue principal of the year contest, sponsored by and a host of family and MetLife and the National friends to barge in on Association of Secondary “I love working for him Principals, which named the staff meeting last Wednesday afternoon. because you can tell he Clarke Central one of 10 Even the teachers in the breakout schools in the really cares about you.” U.S. last year based on its media center didn’t know what was up, until officials strength in collaborative crashed Hooker’s slideshow presentation to leadership, curriculum, instruction and other present him with the award. criteria. Hooker, who has been principal at Clarke Lanoue noted the importance of strong Central since 2008, was quick to pass on leaders like Hooker in schools, which are critipraises to his staff and students at the school. cal for their success. “People recognize the “I think this is definitely recognition for the quality of work of principals; leadership is school,” he said later, during the reception in critical to school performance,” he said. “And his honor. “We’re making things better for the to be able to do what he’s done here, it’s outstudents every day… I love what I do.” rageous, really.” But teachers at Clarke Central said they’re Hooker is in his fifth year as principal at not too surprised to learn of Hooker’s recogniClarke Central, having replaced the retired tion. Mike Holland, a physical science teacher Maxine Easom. A native of Boston, GA, he and football coach, said that when he saw the graduated from Valdosta State University balloons come through the door during the with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a staff meeting, he immediately remembered master’s degree in special education. He also Hooker’s nomination. “I love working for him holds a doctorate in educational leadership because you can tell he really cares about from Clemson University. you,” Holland said. After teaching in several school districts, Math teacher and fellow football coach Hooker started his career as an administrator Aaron Cavin agreed. “That man puts up with in Barrow County, where he served as a middle more than I can ever imagine,” he said. school assistant principal before becoming the Callahan said Hooker’s nomination origiprincipal at Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School nally came from the school district, along in Athens. with an application from Hooker detailing his school’s successes. Under Hooker’s Kristen Morales

capitol impact Concealed Carry for Frying Pans? We do things differently here. The shooting incident at an elementary school in Newtown, CT, that resulted in the deaths of 20 young children has prompted several states and Congress to consider laws that would reduce the number of firearms in public places. In Georgia, our elected representatives have never worried about that. They just want to keep expanding the number of guns that people can carry outside the home. Five days after the Newtown massacre, a newly elected legislator from Cobb County, Charles Gregory, introduced several bills that would allow guns to be carried in virtually any public place, including college campuses. During the current legislative session, the House of Representative has already passed a bill that will allow retired judges to carry firearms. Another bill authorizing administrators to carry firearms in schools is moving through the House and may get a floor vote. This fascination with firearms has been a feature of the General Assembly for the past several sessions. Back in 2010, a bill was introduced by Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) that, in its original version, would have allowed persons with criminal records and former mental patients to apply for gun carry permits. His bill would also have legalized the carrying of firearms in the parking lots of K-12 schools and on college campuses. Think about the consequences of Seabaugh’s bill becoming law (which it did not). It would have allowed mental patients to carry firearms in the vicinity of K-12 schools. Great idea! What could possibly go wrong with that? During one of the debates on gun bills that session, some legislators questioned the wisdom of allowing guns in taverns and other places where alcohol is consumed. “There’s not a significant problem to that,” Seabaugh contended. “We’ve not had problems with people carrying [guns] and consuming alcohol in the state of Georgia.”

I’m sure the senator was correct. You certainly never hear about people getting drunk and then pulling out a pistol and shooting somebody. That just never happens in our great state. Just the other day, the state Senate was debating a bill that would authorize licensed professional counselors to involuntarily commit people they suspect are mentally ill. The discussion of the bill touched upon the recent incident in Newtown, where a mentally troubled young man killed those 20 school children with a semi-automatic rifle. Sen. Bill Jackson (R-Martinez) jumped into the debate, irritated that his colleagues would even bring up the subject of guns in a discussion about the mentally ill. Jackson is a tile distributor and gospel singer from Columbia County whose booming vocal delivery is a familiar sound in the Senate chamber. “They killin’ people with frying pans; they killin’ people with hammers,” Jackson thundered. “There’s more murders with hammers last year than there was shotguns and pistols and AK-47s. Let’s help the people that need the help. That’s the end of this story, thank you very much.” According to the FBI’s national reporting, 8,538 people were murdered in 2011 by a firearm. In the category labeled “Blunt objects [clubs, hammers, etc.],” the number of people murdered was 496. That would indicate that 17.2 people were murdered by a firearm for every one person who was killed by a blunt object such as a hammer or a frying pan. Jackson was mistaken in his remarks, but that’s not unusual. When it comes to firearms, our legislators generally don’t worry themselves about such irrelevant things as “facts” and “data.” After all, as Jackson might say, when frying pans are outlawed, only outlaws will have frying pans. Tom Crawford tcrawford@gareport.com

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athens rising Fight for Your Right UGA Continues to Grow In 1785, the Georgia General Assembly chartered the University of Georgia, the first state university in the nation. In the summer of 1801, John Milledge purchased 633 acres for $4,000 and donated them to the state, and thus the University of Georgia, along with the city of Athens, was formed. Classes, led by Josiah Meigs, the first president and professor of the university, began in September, taught under the trees of what is now North Campus. The first permanent building on campus was completed in 1806. We now know this building as Old College, but at the time it, as well as the university, was unofficially referred to as Franklin College. Old College was modeled after Connecticut Hall at Yale, Meigs’ alma mater.

Appalachian State and many other colleges and universities. Also coming up is a new complex for the Terry College of Business. The Terry Business Learning Community will be located between Lumpkin and Hull streets in what is currently surface parking near the Special Collections Library. Construction on the first building is scheduled to begin later this summer and completed by fall 2014. The cost of the complex will end up being nearly $140 million. It will be built in three phases, with the first phase costing $35 million. As with the original donation that began the university, this $35 million building is also funded with donated money. The 75,000 square-foot first phase will house the MBA and other graduate

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$21,000 minimum salary cannot, according to those figures, find affordable housing in Athens, where more than 10 percent of families struggle with that problem. Perhaps that’s one reason why so many people working on campus also live outside of Clarke County. The $40 per month in parking fees is no small matter for workers facing such an economic bind. The rally also demonstrated the mobilization of diverse coalitions brewing here in Athens. Leaders from UGA’s GLBTQ faculty and staff organization (GLOBES), Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition, Freedom University, Beyond Coal, Occupy Athens and the Economic Justice Coalition not only participated in the rally, but used it as an opportunity to strategize through a recently established umbrella organization: Athens Activists. “We are focusing on economic justice, immigrant rights, LGBT equality and other important issues,” said Ricky Roberts, describing the network’s priorities and goal to raise awareness and bring about change. One sign at the rally reading “ICE needs to chill,” prompted a comparison between the dangers of commuting faced by undocumented workers and the burden of parking fees on low-wage workers at the university. Maura Friedman

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hat’s outrageous? UGA wages!” was the call-and-response generating all those honks of support from evening commuters through downtown Feb. 13. Despite the blustery weather, a diverse group of community organizers at the Arch braved the cold to demand better wages for workers at the university, which employs more than 1,800 non-student workers at less than $10 an hour. The “Workers Unite” rally kick-started the 2013 Living Wage campaign, which is ramping up again this spring with a particular focus on parking fees. Organizers are circulating a petition on Change.org calling on UGA administrators to waive the parking fees for low-wage employees, many of whom pay between $360 and $480 a year to park at work. “Though UGA’s standard minimum hiring rate is $21,000 for full-time workers, many low-wage employees are considered part-time workers and don’t earn the minimum even though they have been working at the same job on campus for years,” said Elliott Caldwell, a UGA social work graduate student. All employees who drive a car to work pay $20, $30, $40 or $60 a month, depending on the lot and type of space they choose. They also have the option of using the free Oconee

A preliminary design for the new Terry Business Learning Community. Today, the University of Georgia sits on programs, as well as administrative offices for 605 of those original 633 acres—UGA sold the college. several lots in what is now downtown in The Board of Regents picked Hardin order to finance Old College—and though the Construction of Atlanta to oversee the project, university has grown far beyond the capacand the university hired Robert A.M. Stern ity of Old College, it still has room to grow. architects to design it. Stern’s portfolio is Under President Michael Adams the university filled with work from other colleges across has continued to grow. Adams oversaw conthe country, including Harvard, the University struction of the Miller of South Carolina, the Learning Center, the of North Much of [Robert A.M. Stern’s] University East Campus dorms and Carolina, Princeton dining hall, Tate II, the academic architecture is and Yale. Though the new Lamar Dodd builddesign has not yet a nice blend of traditional ing on East Campus, been completed, UGA the Special Collections Associate Vice President with just enough modernity Library, the Georgia for Facilities Planning to keep it relevant. Museum of Art expanDanny Sniff says it sion and the renovawill fit in with what’s tions of Myers Hall, Clark Howell, Candler Hall already on campus. Having looked through and the old Lamar Dodd building, now referred Stern’s portfolio, I look forward to seeing to as the Jackson Street Building. Adams is what they will do on campus. Much of their leaving this summer, but the university conacademic architecture is a nice blend of traditinues to expand. tional with just enough modernity to keep it Last November, a groundbreaking ceremony relevant. The current Terry College, designed was held for the new Veterinary Medical by Neil Reid, will eventually be repurposed. Learning Center at the corner of College As with all new construction on campus, Station and Barnett Shoals roads. The site these two new developments will be energyis currently being prepped, and construction efficient and incorporate LEED Silver princishould begin in late February or early March. ples. However, LEED certification is expensive, The new building is not replacing the current and so the university does not go through vet school. The VLC will house several hospithe process of being certified. At a time when tals and barns and is a modern and expanded money is tight and tuition continues to climb, addition to the current school. It is to be I’m glad to see UGA rein in spending while designed by Perkins and Will, an architecstill holding itself to sustainable standards. tural firm out of Atlanta that has designed buildings for Colorado State University, Stella Smith

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Ricky Roberts (foreground) and other activists rally for immigration reform, fair employment practices and an end to parking fees for low-wage UGA employees. Street park-and-ride lot or riding Athens Transit for free by swiping their UGA ID card, university spokesman Tom Jackson said. “To exempt some employees from such fees while charging others would raise the question of where to draw that line, when in fact our faculty, staff and students have a variety of options in parking and can tailor a program that best meets their individual needs,” Jackson said. But parking costs are a burden for many low-wage workers, who received just a 1 percent pay raise last year and are often forced to work second jobs just to afford housing, let alone a parking space. The fair-market rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $768 a month, and to afford one, a family must earn $30,400 a year, the equivalent of two full-time minimum-wage jobs, according to an Athens-Clarke County study on housing impediments. A single parent with a university job that pays $9,000 more annually than UGA’s

Amid the collective effort to spotlight the role the university plays in keeping working people in poverty, another sign drew attention to the Fair Employment Practices Act, a bill in the state legislature that would “prohibit discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers in state employment.” The organizers of the “Workers Unite” rally are also helping to organize undocumented youth from across the state. At noon on Wednesday, Mar. 6 at the Arch, undocumented students will continue leading protests against the Board of Regents’ ban that prevents them from attending UGA. Last fall, these undocumented activists joined up with UGA student organizers in the Beyond Coal campaign to bring their respective issues in tandem to a Board of Regents meeting at the Georgia Center. The Mar. 6 action will demonstrate more of such coalitional support. Richard Milligan


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Watch Out at Golden Pantry A West Hancock Avenue man said he was leaving a convenience store at Prince Avenue and Barber Street late on Feb. 10. He heard someone say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey,â&#x20AC;? turned around and was tackled to the ground. Two people went through his pockets and took a wallet containing ID, a debit card and $1. They punched him in the face and kicked him in the ribs. After the attack, the victim went home and went to sleep, and in the morning he went to the UGA Student Health Center, then the police station.

Dive Right In A 32-year-old man suspected of dealing drugs at Clarke Garden Apartments on Barnett Shoals Road tried to escape police by swimming across the North Oconee River. Officers chased him to College Station Road, where he jumped into the water and was injured when he landed on debris submerged beneath the surface. Police found a stolen semi-automatic pistol he had dropped while running and cocaine packaged for sale.

Fore! A College Avenue man reported that someone entered his vehicle Feb. 10 and took a bag of golf clubs, sunglasses, an iPod charger and a phone charger. Another person who lives at the same address also reported a bag of golf clubs stolen. The same day, a North Harris Street man reported that golf clubs were stolen from his car while it was parked outside his house, and a Stone Mill Run man said his golf clubs were stolen, too.

Bumper Cars A man was parking his Ford Explorer at the Lexington Road Walmart when he apparently blacked out. The SUV rolled into an Oldsmobile 88, then hit a Buick LeSabre and a motorized shopping cart, which rolled into a Honda Accord. Then the Explorer jumped a curb and struck a Cadillac being driven through the parking lot. The driver of the SUV was taken to a hospital for treatment. The Cadillac driver suffered minor injuries.

Thefts and Break-Ins â&#x20AC;˘ A vacant Georgia Railroad Street residence was broken into between Feb. 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11. Nothing was missing, but a damaged water pipe flooded the house. â&#x20AC;˘ A man reported that his stepson came home and saw someone leaving the back of his house. Forty state quarters were stolen. â&#x20AC;˘ Someone entered a fenced lot on Chase Street Feb. 13 or 14 and vandalized several vehicles and stole two Mitsubishi vans belonging to Lee Epting Catering. One van was later found on Commerce Road. â&#x20AC;˘ A Royston woman said someone took a purse through her vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open window while it was parked at Lord and Stephens funeral home on Lexington Road. â&#x20AC;˘ $1,200 hidden in a Bible was stolen from a Holmes Avenue residence. â&#x20AC;˘ Two men kicked in the front door of a Garnet Ridge residence around midnight Feb. 16 while the residents were in bed. They took a gold rosary. All information taken from Athens-Clarke County police reports.

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Fading Memories Athens Filmmaker Captures the Civil Rights Movement

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ow it feels to watch a friend die in the street. How to And so I said, “One day, whenever I had the chance, I would train yourself not to hate someone who is beating you do that story.” with a nightstick. How good for the soul it is to share And then one day, after I had left television and had a meal and laughter with people like you who have just been started my own production company, I was reading the paper spit on, blasted with fire hoses and yelled at for taking part in and started noticing that a lot of civil rights people were passa march. How singing a song can give you courage and hope. ing. I figured that somebody else would have done this story, These are some of the experiences captured in Keith B. but then I realized nobody had. So, basically, I just started Plummer’s new documentary, Before the Memories Fade: Voices calling people up—sending emails and letters—asking if they’d from the Civil Rights Movement. The film is having its local let me interview them. premiere at the historic Morton Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 28. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or at www.beforeFP: Was it easy getting interviews? thememoriesfade.com. KP: No. One of the hardest things in making this film was Local viewers will recognize a few places and faces. getting the people. I sent out over a hundred letters and Reenactment scenes were shot on Reese Street, next to the emails trying to get people. Famous people have press secreAT&T building and behind Marti’s at Midday on Prince Avenue. taries, and they have numbers out that you can get to, so it’s Students from University of Georgia theater program are in the cast, as are a handful of townies. While it includes interviews with prominent civil rights figures like U.S. Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Dr. Benjamin Hooks and the Rev. Walter Fauntroy, the heart of the film is the firsthand stories told by comparatively unsung foot soldiers of the movement: the students, ordinary citizens, community organizers and musicians who risked a lot to do what was right. For Plummer, an Athens resident and a former television news photographer who now makes documentaries, this project took on a special urgency. “Many people—both those who are now famous and those much less known—are approaching their 50th anniversary of participation in the Civil Rights Movement,” Plummer says. “I wanted to UGA theater students reenacting in Before the Memories Fade: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement. record them telling their stories in their own words while I still had the chance.” not so hard to make contact with them. But because I wanted In this interview, Plummer talks about the challenges to talk to the foot soldiers of the movement, too—that was of making this film and about what he learned about the harder. Who are they? You have to have people tell you who complexities of the Civil Rights Movement. (Full disclosure: they are, and sometimes they’ve got a number, and sometimes Plummer is a friend, and I make my debut as an extra in this they don’t. film.) But it worked out. It kind of daisy-chained. Once I got one person and I got their confidence, then I could go to another Flagpole: What motivated you to make this film now? person, and they would refer me to someone else. And someKeith Plummer: The idea came to me over 15 years ago, times they say yes, and sometimes they say no. when I was interviewing the Rev. Walter Fauntroy. [Fauntroy, I had to deal with the fact that a lot of people thought part of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership they were taken advantage of after the movement. A lot of Conference, helped organize the 1963 March on Washington people made money off of photos of them and their voices and where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.] their whole experience, and they, they didn’t get anything. So, Back then, I was a television news cameraman, and we were people were leery. And I understood that. I understood that doing a story dealing with church fires. Remember, there were if you said no, you said no. I got letters from people who I a string of churches being burned down in the South at the really wanted to get, who just wished me well. And then other time. After the interview, when I was getting my gear back, I people, even though they seemed like they wanted to do it, we looked at him and I said, “You know, I don’t know if I could could never hook up in time. have done the things you guys did during the Civil Rights Movement. It was a different time, and maybe I could have, FP: You interviewed lots of people in their 70s, 80s and and maybe I couldn’t.” 90s. What was that like? He looked at me and he said, “Keith, let me tell you someKP: I was able to get one of the last interviews with Dr. thing. What we did during the Civil Rights Movement, it went Benjamin Hooks before he passed. That was important. [Hooks, like this: When the cameras were rolling, we took the butta pioneering civil rights lawyer, helped organize restaurant sitwhipping. But when the cameras were off…” and then he ins and other boycotts.] smiled. And I said, “Nobody ever tells you that story; nobody And I got the last interview with Dr. Dorothy Height. ever tells you that there was something else that went on.” [Height was president of the National Council of Negro Women

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from 1957 to 1997 and organized dialogue meetings between black and white women during the key years of the Civil Rights Movement.] One of the important things about the movie is basically the title, and it’s a long title: Before the Memories Fade: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement. Fading is not just about people’s memories fading; it’s about people passing. You know, these are things we need to remember, and it’s a part of history. It is history. A big part of the movie’s structure takes its cue from the way older people speak. I say this respectfully: They don’t often speak in sound bites. They talk and it leads to somewhere else. And this is kind of the way the movie goes. It travels from one place to another. It may not be sound bites, but it has a direction. One thing I heard over and over from people involved in the movement was, “People always edit what we say, so that’s why we don’t talk about it much.” So, I made a conscious decision that, whenever possible, I was going to let what they had to say be what they had to say, and not chop it up, and not do a lot of serious editing. I did have to edit. I wound up with so much footage, so many stories. I interviewed over 35 people, and trying to fit all of them and their whole stories… I kept saying, “Oh, this is great, oh, this is great; I have to keep that in.” Originally, I was aiming to make a 90-minute film, but at one point, I had 150 minutes of material that I thought was great. So, I had to edit it down. But I tried to give them the time they needed. I still have a bunch of stories that didn’t make the final cut. I want to be able to put them out there on a website someday soon. FP: You don’t use a lot of clips from historical footage in your film. Why is that? KP: For a while, I was trying to find footage that people had taken during the movement. I’d ask people if they happened to have any still photos or any Super 8 footage. And they’d say, “Are you kidding? If we had a camera, that could be taken and used as evidence.” They told me they generally didn’t take any valuables when they went on those marches or sit-ins. And that makes sense when you think of it. After lining up the people for interviews, the hardest problem in making a historical documentary on a small budget is securing rights for footage—and civil rights footage is very expensive. Then there’s general stock footage. They charge you $35 a second, or a $100 a second. There are photos that cost $350 for a single use. That gets to be a lot of money. So, I had to get a little more creative and use illustrations, animations and reenactments. The movie has reenactments shot in HD, in Super 8, and it has original footage. FP: Explain a little more about your choice to do reenactments. KP: You have to remember that part of doing this film is realizing that you have to make a connection with young people to a time that they have no clue about, and doing the reenactments was part of that. I wanted to make sure that


younger people got to see, got to get an understanding of what it was like to be in the movement. So, the reason for doing the reenactments was, one, to cut down on costs and, two, to help to teach people, especially young people. Whenever we did reenactments, I would sit there and tell the actorsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a lot of them were UGA theater studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;this is what happened here. When you tell them that the people that they are reenacting were their age, except that they were going through this for real, it makes a little bit of a difference. A big difference, really. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty intense. FP: How did your perspective on the Civil Rights Movement change as you made this film? KP: I wanted to make sure that I was able to tell the story that peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;including meâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t often hear. So, this movie has icons of the movement, and it has the foot soldiers, the everyday people. And one of the big things that struck me is that you could have two people in the movement being polar opposites on some issues or experiences. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a part in the movie where you have Dr. Hooks talking about how great the meals were and all this stuff, and then you have Dave Dennis, who was a foot soldier working out in the field, saying they used to go out and try to register people to vote at five oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock in the evening because that was when people were at home having dinner.

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Athens Institute for Contemporary Art 160 Tracy St., Unit 4, Athens, GA 30601 www.athica.org 706.208.1613 Keith Plummer Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a small disparity, but there are bigger ones. We tend to look at the movement as a nonviolent movement, and as a whole it was, but that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean that some people didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t carry guns; it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean that people didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fight back. You know, there are still people who say that that part didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen, that some people are just talking. But from what people told me, if you were in certain areas, people did carry guns to protect their house, to protect themselves. It just depended on where you were in the movement. What people told me on the record was great, and you see that in the film; what they told me off the record was fantastic. There are things that I just wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say. One of the overwhelming things that a lot of foot soldiers say is that the people who lived in the towns where they protested or registered to vote are the people who deserve a lot of credit and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t usually get it. They did what they had to and maybe got kicked off their land or lost jobs. I heard this over and over again. You have to understand that these people really put their lives and livelihoods, their families on the line. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not saying anything bad about Dr. King or anything like that, nor did the people I interviewed. But there were so many levels to the movement, and we just focus on Dr. King. The movement had a leader, which was Dr. King, but it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean that everyone did things the way he wanted them done. Some people were like, â&#x20AC;&#x153;OK, Dr. King, you can do it your way, but we are carrying guns. Because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not down here in Alabama and Mississippi where we have to deal with this stuff where we live.â&#x20AC;? There are things you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re being told by the person who lived it. This person is telling you what they had to go throughâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that commands respect.

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Cleaning Up Downtown Y ou’re walking down Clayton Street on a hot summer morning and it hits: a nauseating mixture of stale beer and Lord knows what else wafting up from the sidewalk. For years, visitors, business owners and even Athens-Clarke County officials have griped about litter and odor downtown. Everyone knows it’s a problem, but there’s no easy solution. Perhaps, though, the most serious effort yet to clean it up is getting underway.

Source of the Stench What ACC Auditor John Wolfe, assigned to study downtown issues last year, detailed in a recent report will surprise no one: “Observations indicated multiple violations of ACC’s litter ordinance, including discarded cigarette butts, broken glass in public planters, other refuse on sidewalks and streets, and the use of glass in sidewalk cafés. In addition, instances of what appeared to be leakage from trash bags and other refuse containers onto the sidewalks and streets of downtown were noted.” In other words, people are flicking smokes and dropping food and beer bottles all over the place, and when they do throw things away, disgusting garbage juice is leaking out of the bags. People even litter with impunity in front of police, says Tommy Houseman, a management analyst in Wolfe’s office. “It may be a low-level priority for [officers], but it happened pretty frequently,” he says. Even the extra-thick bags the ACC Solid Waste Department sells to downtown businesses will leak if left out long enough, and even though Solid Waste collects downtown trash three times a day, bags sometimes sit on sidewalks for hours because there are few alleys to store trash cans. The city tried Dumpsters years ago and has, from time to time, considered bringing them back, but the idea is always rejected because they’re an eyesore and take up valuable parking space. “Frequently, the refuse, beer and liquor gunk, isn’t being stored properly,” Houseman says. “That’s where the smell is coming from—the trash. So, we think it’s an education and enforcement issue.” Anything that spills or leaks onto the streets tends to stay there, too. Liquids pool in potholes or drip through cracks into 100-year-old storm drains, where it stagnates. “The streets and sidewalks are so screwed up,” says Paul DeGeorge, who owns the bars Paulie’s and Magnolias. “They hold everything, and it

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doesn’t drain. That’s the source of a lot of the odor problem.” Plus, there are more people downtown to pick up after. The University of Georgia has grown, and the Classic Center is bringing in more and more visitors. Wolfe notes in his audit that the number of bars and restaurants downtown spiked from 84 to 124 in the past decade. “It’s hard to keep downtown clean because you have such an influx of pedestrian traffic during those evening hours,” Wolfe says.

Olfactory Fixes Tony Arnold, owner of Jackson Street Books, has been dealing with the aftermath of others’ late nights out on the town for 22 years, even starting a Facebook page to document the carnage drinkers wreak in front of his business. While downtown retailers are often at odds with nighttime businesses, this isn’t one of those issues, though. “It’s hard to point fingers at bars and restaurants when their patrons are walking three blocks and puking up their refried beans,” Arnold says. “On the other hand, the law offices and merchants aren’t responsible, either.” Wilmot Greene, who owns the Georgia Theatre and Green Room, echoes Arnold’s comments: “You can’t blame the bar owners, and you can’t blame the city,” he says. “We all have to work together.” The ACC Solid Waste Department, for its part, has in years past requested additional litter technicians to supplement the two full-time and two part-time workers who clean up a 30-block area from 5 a.m.–2 p.m. seven days a week, but the commission has not approved those requests. “There were just no funds,” Solid Waste Director Jim Corley says. “It’s unfortunate we’ve been in this budget crunch since 2008.” Wolfe recommends hiring additional litter techs—something business owners also think would be a big help. DeGeorge calls for a “New Orleans-style cleanup crew” downtown, and Arnold has similar ideas. “Throwing money at it is everybody’s first reaction,” Arnold says. “Whether it’s the [Athens Downtown Development Authority] or Solid Waste, putting some people on it would probably help solve the problem.” But who would pay for it? Unlike trash collection, the $154,000 a year for litter techs comes out of the general fund—the sales and property taxes everyone pays. Arnold suggests that UGA kick in some money, since their students and

alumni are responsible for much of the mess. Mayor Nancy Denson is floating the idea of charging businesses more to rent sidewalk cafés. The ADDA could also use part of the extra one mill in taxes downtown property owners pay for increased services, but ADDA board member and downtown lawyer Bill Overend doesn’t think business owners would be willing to pay extra. “The feeling among the downtown merchants is there is a large amount of sales tax coming from this particular area,” he says. “The sense is they’re not getting back what they put in or what gets put in.” Some of those sales taxes will be going toward a downtown streetscape project this summer. The $7 million project will include repaving sidewalks and installing new water lines, sewers and storm drains on East Clayton, North Jackson and Wall streets—generally regarded as the dirtiest part of downtown. “I do truly believe that could be of some assistance on the odor issue,” says ACC Manager Alan Reddish. Business and property owners will have to step it up, too. Outdoor cafés exploded in popularity after the commission banned smoking inside in 2005. Some cities require businesses to sweep gutters in addition to sidewalks, Wolfe says. His audit also recommends enforcing for the first time laws requiring bars and restaurants that operate sidewalk cafés to keep them clean. For instance, most establishments ignore a ban on glass in sidewalk cafés. “The reason [the law was passed] was, of course, a safety issue, people getting cut, but also broken glass is harder to clean up than a plastic cup,” says Commissioner Jared Bailey, a former bar owner. But drinking out of a Solo cup doesn’t appeal to Commissioner Kathy Hoard. “I can’t see paying $20, $25 for a nice dinner and getting a bottle of wine and being served in a plastic cup,” she says. One thing the local government can’t do is pressure-wash— it’s illegal. “Even if you’re using rainwater, you’re taking all the particles and washing them down the drain,” Corley says. “You have to have a way to collect all the water, and that’s extremely expensive.” At a meeting earlier this month, the commission’s Audit Committee punted to the ADDA, which has been discussing possible solutions for over a year. ADDA board member Brian Brodrick told the committee, “We realize, same as you do, that this is a critical issue for downtown.” Blake Aued news@flagpole.com


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Splish Splash: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Water Music,â&#x20AC;? on display at Catherineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Near Sapelo Island, Georgiaâ&#x20AC;? by the Georgia Museum of Art through Mar. 10, Claire Clements, associate professor emeritus showcases both visual and auditory expresof UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College of Education; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Layers sions on the fluidity, universality and dynamic of Reflection,â&#x20AC;? a cibachrome print by Judith nature of Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most prolific component: McWillie, professor emeritus of drawing and water. painting at Lamar Dodd. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Great Wave off Kanagawa,â&#x20AC;? the first in a series of color woodblock prints titled Optical Optimism: Named after R.E.M.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1987 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thirty-six Views of Mount Fujiâ&#x20AC;? by Katsushika hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the End of the World as We Know It Hokusai, is one of the most iconic and rec(And I Feel Fine),â&#x20AC;? the group art show â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I ognized works of Japanese art in the world. 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Artists, art eduinstead incorporates the sound of water cators, collectors, bands and fans active as a musical component, alongside a during this decade are urged to share piano, radio, whistles and the shuffling their recollections through an online of a deck of cards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Water Passion After questionnaire (available through May 14 St. Matthew,â&#x20AC;? by Chinese contemporary at www.artrocksathens.com) which will Katsushika Hokusaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous woodblock print â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Great Wave off Kanagawaâ&#x20AC;? (ca. 1830) is on display at the GMOA through classical composer Tan Dun, similarly be used to identify, locate and catalogue Mar. 10. substitutes traditional sounds by using the works of art. amplified bowls of water as percussion. Yoko Onoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re All Water,â&#x20AC;? which lyrically 16, attempts to present artists as optimists ing starry skies, glowing horizons, barren trees Arts Updates: If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re jonesing for more news explores the idea of water as an interconnectand cultural producers during a time of politiand temporary tents from a 22-night stay in and information regarding local exhibits, ing life force between all humans, is the most cal, economic and natural calamity. nature during winter. Inspired by Japanese performing arts, special lectures and other pop-oriented track, despite Onoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brief lapses David Mazureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Defeated/Amputees philosopher Masnobua Fukoukaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assertion cool happenings in between issues, keep into screeches and yelps. (War),â&#x20AC;? part of his â&#x20AC;&#x153;New Mythologists: The that farmers should live in simple shelters your pants on! 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movie dope Some releases may not be showing locally this week. • indicates new review AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (NR) 2007. As part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, For Loving Yourself (FLY) is sponsoring a screening of the documentary, America the Beautiful. Filmmaker Darryl Roberts examines female body image in our society of celebutantes (think Paris Hilton) where we worship child models, celebrities, plastic surgery and airbrushed advertising. The documentary features interviews with Ted Casablanca, Eve Ensler, Jessica Simpson and more. Winner of the Chicago International Film Festival Gold Plaque for Best Documentary Direction. (UGA MLC Room 248) AMOUR (PG-13) Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or winning feature finally arrives in Athens. Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) are in their 80s when their love is tested by a major health crisis. His last film, The White Ribbon, won Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or as well, and Amour also won four major European Film Awards (Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Film) and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film. With Isabelle Huppert as the couple’s daughter. (Ciné) 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. (Ciné) • BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (PG-13) The latest YA adaptation to battle through the Twilight comparisons, Beautiful Creatures, based off the first book of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s Caster Chronicles probably owes more to HBO’s vampire hit, “True Blood.” Set in the South Carolina hamlet of Gatlin, Beautiful Creatures excels at lurid overwroughtness, from the romantic professions to the accents to the acting, and that is meant as a compliment. High school junior Ethan Wate (the unexpectedly magnetic Alden Ehrenreich) falls in love with new girl, Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert). Unfortunately, Lena’s upcoming sweet 16 brings with it a family curse because she hails from a race of magic users known as Casters. As far

as soap operatic fantasies go, Beautiful Creatures is a success. DARK SKIES (PG-13) I have not enjoyed either of Scott Charles Stewart’s previous features (Legion and Priest), so I have very low expectations for the third and his first Paul Bettanyless production. The Barrett family (including mom Keri Russell and dad Josh Hamilton) are living a peaceful suburban life when disturbing events like a flock of birds descending and dying around their house haunt them. Fortunately, J.K. Simmons’ expert drops by to explain the force that is after them. DOCUMENTING THE CONGO (NR) Lake Oconee Living is sponsoring this special screening of the Green Living Project’s short films about conservation in Africa. The project visited several countries in Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Writer Chris Cella, who served as a crew member on the film crew, will attend the Q&A and catered reception that accompanies the screening. The screening and reception are FREE! (Ciné) • ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (PG) Nobody expects cartoons like Escape from Planet Earth to compete with Pixar’s animated features for awards; they’re made to replace babysitters and entertain kids for 90 minutes. A space adventurer, Scorch Supernova (v. Brendan Fraser), is captured on Earth by the villainous General Shanker (v. William Shatner). Shanker is making a fortune off his alien captives’ technological innovations. His latest prisoner is Scorch’s brainy brother, Gary (v. Rob Corddry). Now the Supernova bros must work together to get back home. The animation is as shiny as the story is recycled. FOWL PLAY (NR) The eigth Annual Animal Voices Film Festival, sponsored by Speak Out for Species at UGA, continues with Fowl Play: The Untold Story Behind Your Breakfast follows Mercy for Animals members as they infiltrate some of the nation’s largest egg production facilities, recording video footage of and rescuing sick and injured chickens. The film will be accompanied by a discussion led by Lorena Mucke, who works as a Humane Educator for the non-profit Ethical Choices Program. (UGA MLC Room 101) A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (R) Will audiences find Bruce Willis’ New York Detective John McClane running into

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trouble for a fifth time, in Russia, with his CIA operative son (Jack Reacher’s Jai Courtney), believable? Will it matter? Maybe. 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. . HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (R) The surprisingly versatile Bill Murray looks to make a fine 32nd president in this Oscar hopeful. 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

screenwriter Tony Kushner chose the ideal, earth-shattering month upon which to focus. He populates Spielberg’s 19th-century hallways with living, breathing figures of American history. (UGA Tate Theatre) 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. MAN ON WIRE (PG-13) 2008. On Aug. 7, 1974, Philippe Petit spent 45 minutes 1,350 feet in the air, crossing back and forth between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Director

I’m in another movie. What of it? 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) IDENTITY THIEF (R) Unfortunately, stars Melissa McCarthy (an Oscar nominee for Bridesmaids) and Jason Bateman are better than this moreannoying-than-funny odd couple road comedy. With two kids and another on the way, Sandy Patterson (Bateman) is struggling to make ends meet. Having his identity stolen by friendless Diana (McCarthy) only further aggravates his financial distress. In desperation, Sandy travels to Florida to bring his tormentor to justice. The punch lines lack the subtlety that brings out Bateman’s greatness. Director Seth Gordon (The King of Kong and Horrible Bosses) and his hilarious stars have done and will do comedy better. LA PRIMA COSA BELLA (NR) 2010. UGA’s Department of Romance Languages brings back its Cinecitta film series for the fifth time. An Italian comedy/drama about a mother-son relationship from the 1970s to the present. (UGA MLC Room 148) 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 Thirteenth Amendment. Rather than tell Abraham Lincoln’s life story, Academy Award nominated

James Marsh (The King) uses archival footage, dramatic reenactments, interviews, and photos to recommit what has been called “the artistic crime of the century.” The film has been met with almost universal acclaim and won both the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize and its Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary. (UGA Tate Theatre) OSCAR SHORTS (NR) The Oscar nominated Live Action and Animated Shorts Programs return to Ciné. This year’s 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. Splash Academy Award nominees Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel are credited with the rewrite. With Marisa Tomei, Bailee Madison (the young Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark star is a boon) and Tom Everett Scott.

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (PG) Author William Joyce’s very cool idea is brought to the big screen by firsttime animated feature director Peter Ramsey and fantastical executive producer Guillermo del Toro. Holiday legends North (aka Santa, who is voiced very Russianly by Alec Baldwin), Bunny (v. Hugh Jackman) and Tooth (v. Isla Fisher) are joined by Jack Frost (v. Chris Pine) as they do battle with the evil Pitch (v. Jude Law). THE ROOM (R) 2003. Tommy Wiseau returns once again as the unpredictable, inexplicable Johnny in this cult classic. Part of Bad Movie Night. (Ciné) 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 Stéphanie (Cotillard), a killer whale trainer who suffers an awful accident. Audiard’s film was nominated for Cannes’ Palme d’Or. (Ciné) • SAFE HAVEN (PG-13) One thing I enjoy about reviewing movies is having a readymade excuse for watching sappy romances like Safe Haven. I’ve been curious as to what the big mystery is since the first trailer; plus, Julianne Hough is really attractive. Unfortunately, the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation, set in another North Carolina paradise, is one solved mystery away from just being one couple’s two hour how we met story. Pretty, young Katie is on the run from a constantly drunk, really sweaty cop (“Revolution” star David Lyons). Lucky for her, a hot widower, Alex (Josh Duhamel), with two cute kids is ready to love again. Wondering how this romance is ultimately different from Sleeping with the Enemy? Then prepare for the laughable, Shyamalan-esque, climactic twist. SIDE EFFECTS (R) Acclaimed filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has intimated that Side Effects is his final film, which is a shame. The Academy Award winning director would be going out at the top of his game, but with a movie that feels more good than great. However, Side Effects, written by Soderbergh’s writing collaborator on The Informant! and Contagion, is hard to talk about without spoiling any of the many entertaining twists. 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 unhealthy flaws, the relationship between these two cracked souls heals both, much to the surprise of everyone. 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. Skyfall almost completely unravels before the opening credits. The pre-credits chase—involving Bond, a female agent, a train and a baddie— concludes with M (Judi Dench) showing no faith in her best agent, a decision that makes little sense in this, or any, Bond-verse. In three films, Bond has gone from a newly licensed Double 0 to a dinosaur; when can Bond just be Bond again? l SNITCH (PG-13) To save his son from a prison sentence, John Matthews (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), agrees to go undercover for the DEA. It’s not hard to imagine Arnold taking this role in his heyday. The action flick is the third feature directed by stuntman turned filmmaker Ric Roman Waugh, who shares a writing credit with Revolutionary Road’s Justin Haythe. TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D (R) Leatherface returns! A young woman (the gorgeous Alexandra Daddario, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) heads to Texas for her inheritance and runs into the dangerous Sawyer clan and its chainsawwielding, skin-wearing man-child. 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. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN—PART 2 (PG-13) The Twilight Saga has consistently improved as filmmakers have changed and the series has… um… matured? Bella (Kristen Stewart) is now a vampire; she and her husband, Edward (Robert Pattinson), have a new baby, Renesmee, whose existence threatens the vampire world’s ruling family, the Volturi (led by Michael Sheen). The terrible CGI work—the needlessly computer-generated baby Renesmee vies for the worst special effect of 1992—shows the lack of serious craftsmanship with which this material has been handled. 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). WRECK-IT RALPH (PG) In Disney’s latest, Wreck-It Ralph (v. John C. Reilly), the bad guy from popular arcade game Fix-It Felix Jr., decides he wants to be a good guy. Leaving the safety of his own regenerating world, Ralph enters a Halo-ish first-person shooter named Hero’s Duty in search of a medal. Too bad Ralph is better at wrecking things than fixing them. UGA 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 follow up The Hurt Locker with this controversial, excellently crafted military thriller documenting the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden. Drew Wheeler


movie pick Damaged Goods RUST AND BONE (R) Director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet; The Beat That My Heart Skipped) wants to break our hearts. That he largely succeeds without resorting to cheap emotionalism or camp is remarkable considering that his latest movie, Rust and Bone, is a full-on melodrama. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a delicate balancing act at play here, however, since Audiard is also a sensualist able to spark the otherwise naturalistic visual approach to the material with a bold image: warm sunlight streaming through palm fronds; blood flowing from a body floating in water; a knocked-out tooth resting on the cold pavement. Despite the old-fashioned melodramatic heart of the picture (it is a love story after all), the key to Rust and Boneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success is restraint and nuance. Much of the burden Marion Cotillard to keep it all working smoothly is firmly on the lead actors, Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts. Alain (Schoenaerts) and his little boy (Armand Verdure) travel down south to the coast to stay with Alainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister. Alain gets a job as a bouncer at a nightclub and meets StĂŠphanie (Cotillard), who has just been assaulted by another patron. Alain escorts StĂŠphanie home (unthinkingly insulting her along the way), but they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect to see each other

again. Their paths cross later, however, after StĂŠphanie is involved in a horrible accident at the marine park where she works with killer whales. StĂŠphanie is severely depressed during her recuperation, but oddly attracted to Alainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brutish matter-of-fact demeanor. He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t judge or pity her. Their friendship blossoms into something more physical, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hardly conventional. Meanwhile, Alain starts kickboxing in underground tournaments, and StĂŠphanie is fascinated by his ability to find a sort of peace in violence, a strange solace in the act of delivering excruciating punishment to an opponent. The love story hits troubled water. The best actors have fascinating faces, and Cotillard is riveting here, able to deliver much of the movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emotional weight through her subtle expressions. Audiard has produced another great movie to his growing list of essential modern French cinema. When a late-developing subplot kicks in near the end, followed by another tragic event, Rust and Bone feels as if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s careening off the narrative rails. Trust in Audiard. The dramatic equilibrium returns, making for a satisfying conclusion.

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Confessions of a Sherlock Wannabe There is a book out there called Earth Angels by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D, who writes many books about how one may improve one’s life by getting in touch with one’s guardian angels and other extraordinary entities. In this particular book, however, Virtue posits that people who feel alienated, confused or generally out of place among the rest of humanity are probably so because they are, in fact, not entirely human. The book has the reader take a quiz and, based on the answers, determines whether one is a grounded angel, an elemental, a reincarnated witch or wizard, or some other cosmic being trapped in a human body. There is no possible result for “plain old screwed-up human being”—no matter what your answers, you win, starchild! Although I try very hard to let the books I review here run the gamut of genres and interests, a practice I espouse in my personal reading as well, I generally steer clear of self-improvement books. This is not because I don’t believe in self-improvement—heaven knows we could all use it—but because the vast majority of self-help books tend to fall into two categories: new-age twaddle by authors like Doreen Virtue, Ph.D or Caroline Myss, whose bio claims that she holds a degree in “intuitive medicine,” or books by abrasive guys like Dr. Phil and Larry Winget, cowboy-boot maker turned motivational speaker whose bestknown book is called Shut Up, Stop Whining and Get a Life! Since I believe that I am neither the universe’s most precious gift nor its lowermost dingleberry, I reserve my dips into self-help for those books that might actually tell me something useful. Ever since I picked up my first Hardy Boys mystery as a young’un, I wanted to be a detective, and my lifelong choices in fictional heroes have run well in that direction: Hercule Poirot, Philip Marlowe, Travis McGee, Nero Wolfe, Columbo, Batman, Sam Spade, House. And, of course, Sherlock Holmes, whose adventures I revisit every couple of years and whose cinematic iterations, whether it be Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett or Benedict Cumberbatch (best name in showbiz), I’ll watch over and over again. I realized early on that I’d never be a detective, primarily because I can’t deduce my way out of a paper bag, but wouldn’t it be just awesome if one could cultivate those faculties of close observation and diagnosis that Dr. Joseph Bell used to amaze a young Arthur Conan Doyle and with which Doyle then went on to imbue his greatest creation? Wouldn’t it be great to see the way Holmes sees and draw conclusions free of our biases and logical fallacies? To think like Sherlock Holmes? Enter a useful self-help book. Science journalist Maria Konnikova has taken the entire Holmes canon and run it through the filter of real-world neuroscience to produce Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock

Holmes (Viking, 2013), a fun and fascinating guide to the mind of The Consulting Detective and how we can emulate it in our daily lives. Whether Doyle realized it or not, the dichotomy he established between Holmes and Dr. Watson provided an across-the-board template for the facilities of the typical mind, with its tendency to look for everything, observe nothing and leap to conclusions based on established biases—what Konnikova refers to as System Watson—and the deductive mind, which observes objectively, sorts out essential from nonessential information and concludes solely on the evidence at hand— System Holmes. Acknowledging, as Holmes does, that such a mindful system requires training and work, Konnikova lays out just such a regimen of mental exercise based on the findings of psychologists and neurologists working in the fields of observation and decision-making. She provides nothing less than a physiological map of Holmes’ brain—hippocampus, amydala, prefrontal cortexes and all—to demonstrate that Holmes’ feats can not only be emulated but duplicated, no matter what age you are. Not only can you teach an old dog new tricks, she asserts, but one is a more functional old dog for learning them. This doesn’t mean that we’ll be solving crimes in a few months, naturally, but Konnikova’s study does demonstrate the benefits of sharpening our powers of observation, organizing our thoughts, allowing ourselves to meditate properly and sorting out the junk in what Holmes called one’s “brain attic” until it’s a place we can access and utilize with less effort than we do now. It requires discipline, just as any regimen that seeks to improve the working of the body does, but the end result is smarter decisions and better results with ultimately less effort, and who among us couldn’t benefit from that? Mastermind works best for those already familiar with the Holmes canon, but even if you’re not a diehard Sherlockophile, there is much to be gleaned from Konnikova’s book. She is adept at explaining the science in layman’s terms and her enthusiasm for her subject is engaging and entertaining. If one chooses to embark upon her regimen, the book may be read again and again painlessly and is thus well worth picking up. Incidentally, according to Doreen Virtue, Ph.D, I am a “walk-in,” someone whose soul was so damaged that an extradimensional being stepped in to take over. In other words, I appear to have some alien squatting in my psyche as if it’s some kind of astral flophouse. Screw that noise. If we are truly able to choose who we want to be, then I choose to be the Genius of Baker Street and, according to this book, so can you. John G. Nettles


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evin Parker speaks to Flagpole from the future. While we’re still wiping the sleep from our eyes, Parker is enjoying a night out with friends he “hasn’t seen in years” in his hometown of Perth, Australia some 13 hours ahead. He’s amiable and open despite the interruption, putting his social life on hold to discuss the painstaking, solitary creation of his band Tame Impala’s latest release, Lonerism. Parker steps outside the buzzing pub with his new cellphone in hand—a gift his manager purchased mainly for interview purposes. Until recently, Parker was notoriously off the grid. He still dismisses Facebook as “an absurd concept,” emphatically stating that he “definitely doesn’t need to know what everyone [he] ever knew is doing every day.” But the phone, well, it’s growing on him. “I just started getting into, like, having a phone and texting people,” he laughs. “Which now I realize is actually extremely useful, because I can actually contact my friends… Makes you wonder what the hell I was doing before I got a phone.” It might also make you wonder how the hell a guy working alone on an album about loneliness in the place travel writer Bill Bryson called “the most remote city on earth” made it to our ears at all. Consider it a lesson in the pervasiveness of modern media. The fact is, Parker is no Luddite. His vocals may resonate with delightfully Lennon-esque timbre, and his bright psychedelia borrows hooks and tone from a bygone era, but Tame Impala is a modern band whose creation and success has been made possible through modern means. In fact, the band got its first big break via the net in 2008, when tastemakers Modular Recordings heard Tame Impala’s tunes on MySpace and began courting the band. Other labels followed, but ultimately, it was Modular’s willingness to embrace Parker’s unique creative process that landed it the winning bid. Parker has continued working in his home studio, playing all the instruments on Tame Impala’s albums himself in the name of creative efficiency. “I try to set myself up in an environment where ideas come out the most pure and untainted by logical thought,” he says. He describes his studio as the biggest room of his house, with

a chair for himself in the middle surrounded by mounds of gear plugged in within an arm’s reach. “If you have an idea for a part, like a melody or a guitar line, the longer you think about it the more it breaks down and turns into something else that wasn’t the original idea. The quicker you can turn it into real sound, the purer the idea comes across in the song.” With the lush, vintage aesthetic that permeates Tame Impala’s sound, it’s easy to imagine Parker as an analog purist, but he actually prefers the flexibility of digital recording. (“I couldn’t imagine working on tape. It seems like it would take five times longer,” he says.) Still, for a perfectionist like Parker, the limitless potential of digital can actually prove overwhelming, if not downright counter-productive, and despite his love affair with the magic of artistic spontaneity, the creative process of crafting Lonerism was a drawn-out, tedious affair. “I started working on it almost the day [previous album InnerSpeaker] was finished, and the label wasn’t expecting to see anything for like two years. So, I just worked myself up into a frenzy of recording every day and getting completely driven insane by minor details of each song… I don’t regret it, but I don’t think I’ll put myself under that pressure again.” Famed producer Dave Fridmann put the finishing touches on Lonerism, and his masterful ear ensured that Parker’s finely crafted work shines through without feeling overwrought. Layers of electronics and effects wrap around melodic ear candy, inspiring pedal-envy among the psychedelic set while making pop purists swoon. As for the record’s lyrical themes, Parker has said that Lonerism is less about actual solitude and more about feeling alone despite having company around. It’s about that sense of distance and rejection that weighs most heavily when we’re in a crowd. And lest you think Parker is some kind of hermit, there is also another side of Tame Impala that embraces a more collaborative spirit: the live show. The name Tame Impala has been used to refer to both Parker’s live band and his solo recordings—two entities he says always coexisted but weren’t necessarily connected until he signed with Modular. And while the band played its fair share of shows in Perth, touring wasn’t really an option until the label came into the picture.

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Tame Impala Connects with the World

“It can be hard [to tour as an unsigned band], because Australia is so spread out,” Parker says. “It’s really expensive for bands, and pretty unrewarding… We were never that desperate to get out and tour. We pretty much waited until it was required of us.” It’s safe to say that with accolades pouring in from all corners of Earth, it has indeed become a requirement. Parker says getting out and seeing the world has given him a new perspective and appreciation for his hometown. “You sort of have these assumptions that every other city in the world has what yours has. For example, something so surface-level as having a beach no more than 10 minutes drive from wherever you are—which is actually extremely rare, we discovered—I’m like, ‘Fuck, how do they live so far away from the beach? It’s the most cleansing and spiritual thing in the world; how do they live without it?’” Despite the lack of an ocean view, perhaps Tame Impala won’t feel so far away from home in Athens. Parker describes Perth as “slow-paced and chilled.” He says the music scene is incestuous, full of collaboration and experimentation, with a higher premium put on creativity than commercial success. Sound familiar? And while we may not know the sort of geographical isolation that comes with life in Perth, Athenians have certainly been accused of living in a bubble apart from reality—a sort of psychological lonerism. Then again, what does the concept of isolation really mean in 2013? “Now, anything is possible, in terms of going places and communicating,” says Parker. “Everything is connected these days.” Michelle Gilzenrat Davis

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t’s in the middle of downtown Athens, but here at home… and hopefully build it into Nowhere Bar’s moniker has at times seemed something where I can make it worthwhile for oddly fitting. A haven for the over-40 everyone involved.” townie set, the nondescript Lumpkin Street In a few short months, it has already surhangout’s selling points have long been sports passed expectations. Now, Hagood says, it’s on the screen and pool cues in the corner. The become common for 100 people or more to occasional cover or jam band has provided cram into Nowhere each Tuesday. Attendance a fine, if forgettable, musical backdrop, but has been bolstered by word of mouth, mostly, it has not been known as a primary spot for but the bills keep improving and diversifying, those seeking out live entertainment. too. Hagood also credits the bar’s willingness Last October, a seed was planted that to work with him and other artists as a key would change all that when local singerfactor in the continual growth of the series. songwriter Adam Payne started a series he ear“It’s filled a niche that’s obviously been nestly dubbed the Tuesday Night Confessional, needing [to be] filled for a while now.” enlisting acoustic-minded friends to play a few of their original tunes in a casual, in-the-round Fester Hagood format. Payne would soon relinquish control to an enterprising songwriter named Fester Hagood, a Watkinsville native whose rough-and-tumble alt-country was most recently showcased on his largely slept-on LP Live from Rock Bottom. Buoyed by Hagood’s continuing involvement in the series, Nowhere Bar has been transformed, one night a week, into an intimate space to witness some of the best, and most overlooked, talent around. “My goal is to be the Eddie Owens of Athens,” says Hagood in a soft Southern twang, referring to the Atlanta concert promoter and Eddie’s Attic founder who made a name for himself by proving an uncannily prescient arbiter of taste, booking artists like John Mayer, the Indigo Girls and others, long before they became household names. Owens’ other trick was convincing well known musicians to perform intimate sets, something that Hagood likewise aims to do with the Hagood admits there is a certain satisfacConfessional. But his main goal, he says, is tion that comes with being involved in every a simple one: giving live music—original live part of the Confessional process, down to the music, he clarifies—the audience it deserves. performance itself (he, too, is the sole selec“I’m a songwriter,” he says. “It’s hard to go tor of talent, saying, “If I don’t like ‘em, I’m to a dive bar and play original stuff, because not gonna book ‘em”). But what he has been people don’t know it. But if they go in [with able to conjure up thus far—to do much with the mindset] that they’re gonna sit down and little—merits a bit of an ego boost. listen to songs they don’t know, they’re gonna “I’m proud to be a part of it. It’s a lot of like it. They’re gonna buy an album; they’re work, but every week there’s such a feeling of gonna tell their friends and really get this accomplishment when you see 100 people,” original music [heard].” Hagood says. “On a Tuesday night at the Armed with a rolodex full of musician Nowhere Bar.” contacts from around the state, thanks to years spent traveling with bands, Hagood Gabe Vodicka has already begun to bring in some pretty impressive talent. Names like Levi Lowrey have graced Confessional bills, and Hagood hints at WHAT: Tuesday Night Confessional some upcoming stunners. featuring Fester Hagood, Granville But equally important, he says, is giving Automatic, Levi Lowrey, Travis Meadows, underrepresented local singer-songwriters, Brian Collins many who struggle to find a foothold among WHERE: Nowhere Bar Athens’ rock-centric scene and often look elseWHEN: Tuesday, February 26 where for gigs, a chance to truly be heard in HOW MUCH: FREE! their own town. “I really just wanted to set something up


threats & promises Music News And Gossip Hello, people. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go making your Spring Break plans just yet. Or, if you already are, then just multitask and keep up with this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s news by casting one eye down belowâ&#x20AC;Ś Tomorrow Never Knows: Although the boys in the band are residing in New York at the moment, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty set on delivering any news about Bambara. The trioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new album, DREAMVIOLENCE, is slated to come out Apr. 30 on the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Emerald Weapon imprint, which functions as a catch-all home to its membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; various media projects. I received a pre-release copy of the album a few weeks ago and was shocked by how the band, which could have easily traded on its deft knowledge of pop hooks and rock sensibility, chose

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the event kicks off with competitive readings hosted by Write Club Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the subjects are â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boy vs. Girl,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Head vs. Heartâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love vs. Marriage.â&#x20AC;? The music comes courtesy of Royal Futility (featuring Mux Blank and Natalie Stewart), Pride the Lycan, SkeletonNeck and Sharktopus. Both Sharktopus and Royal Futility are making their live debuts this night, so, you know, get in on the ground floor. The music spans from minimal psychedelic to noise, skronk, metal and improv. And word is that more bands are to be announced, so your dance card will stay full. For more information, see writeclubathens.com. Bleep Bloop: You know, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m all for people doing what they want to do and taking their talent in any direction theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like. But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m also a really big fan of people sticking to what they do best. So, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with tenuous enthusiasm that I wanna tell yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;all about the crazy side project of blues dude Chris Ezelle called DJ EZE, where he dips his toe into electronic music and beat production. As an unabashed fan of dance music and electronic experimentation in general, I applaud that Ezelle is trying his hand at this stuff, but overall, his album, Part Robotâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;If I Was a DJ, is really hit and miss. A couple of tracks (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Robot and the Damaged Trust,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Robot Sockhopâ&#x20AC;?) are pretty cool, though, and worth the time. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something that couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been an OK single, but an album just seems too much at this early juncture. Check it out for yourself at mixcloud. com/chrisezelle. Gordon Lamb threatsandpromises@flagpole.com

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Tuesday 19 ART: Life Drawing Open Studio (UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries, Room S370) An opportunity to draw or paint the human figure from life. No instruction provided. 5:30–8:30 p.m. $8. www. art.uga.edu ART: AIDS Quilt on Display (The Classic Center) AIDS Athens hosts portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt as part of AIDS Athens 25th anniversary. The AIDS quilt features over 48,000 panels dedicated to those who have died from HIV/ AIDS. 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m. FREE! www. aidsathens.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: Relay for Life Date Auction (40 Watt Club) Are you lovesick? Cures go to the highest bidders. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. 8 p.m. $3. www.40watt.com EVENTS: Make It an Evening: The English Concert (Georgia Museum of Art) Enjoy coffee, dessert and gallery tours at the museum before The English Concert’s performance in Hodgson Hall. Hailed as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world, the London-based ensemble will perform a program that includes Handel’s Water Music. Pierre Daura Curator of European Art Lynn Boland will lead a tour of “Water Music,” an exhibition related to Handel’s masterpiece. 6–8 p.m. FREE! $5 (coffee & dessert). www.pac.uga.edu FILM: Bad Movie Night (Ciné Barcafé) Teenage street gangs clash over turf and true love in the violent and over-the-top Street Soldiers. 8 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com FILM: Trust: Second Acts in Young Lives (Madison Morgan Cultural Center) Screening of a film of Chicago’s Albany Park Theater Project performing the traumatic story of 18-year-old Honduran immigrant, Marlin. 7 p.m. $7. 706342-4743 GAMES: Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Every Tuesday. 9–11 p.m. 706353-0305 GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 706354-1515 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) All three Athens locations of Locos Grill and Pub (Westside,

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Eastside and Harris St.) feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com LECTURES & LIT: Special Collections Tour (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) Tour the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. 2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl LECTURES & LIT: Environmental Lecture (Miller Learning Center, Reading Room) UGA alumnus and naturalist/environmental educator Mark Warren will read from and discuss his book, Two Winters in a Tipi: My Search for the Soul of the Forest. Warren’s book will be available for sale before and after the reading. Light refreshments served. 3 p.m. FREE! lnessel@uga.edu LECTURES & LIT: Guest Lecture (Georgia Center Hotel, Masters Hall) “Finding Joy in Diverse Backgrounds: The Role of the University” Sonia Nieto, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 6–7 p.m. FREE! mfalter@uga.edu PERFORMANCE: The English Concert (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The English Concert is recognized as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world, specializing in performances of Baroque and Classical music. Artistic director Harry Bicket, opera and concert conductor and virtuoso harpsichord player, will conduct the orchestra in a program featuring Handel’s Water Music, along with concertos by Bach and Telemann. 8 p.m. $20–39. www. pac.uga.edu

Wednesday 20 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: AIDS Quilt Closing Ceremony (The Classic Center) AIDS Athens hosts portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt as part of AIDS Athens 25th anniversary. The AIDS quilt features over 48,000 panels dedicated to those who have died from HIV/AIDS. 5:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! www.aidsathens.com ART: Art Lecture (UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries) B. Stephen Carpenter II speaks about artistic intervention, curriculum and public pedagogy. 5 p.m. FREE! www.art. uga.edu CLASSES: 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). 6:60–8:30. $8. 706-338-6613

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CLASSES: Spicy Salsa Dancing (Jerzee’s Sports Bar) Learn how to Salsa. Wednesdays. 9–10 p.m. (lesson), 10 p.m.–1 a.m. (dancing). $3, $5 (under 21). dg2003@yahoo.com CLASSES: Flower Arranging Unit 3: Designs for Dining Tables (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Celia McQuaid Brown teaches about dining table arrangements. Participants will be provided with a list of materials to bring to class. Bring a bag lunch. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $45. www.botgarden.uga.edu EVENTS: Glory Bound: A Voyage through the Underground Railroad (UGA Reed Hall) A guided, interactive tour of a reenactment of the Underground Railroad. Attendees will experience the events as if they were slaves in search of freedom. 6-8 p.m. FREE! 706-542-3753 EVENTS: Festival for Life Potluck Dinner (Ciné Barcafé) Athens Pride and UGA GLOBES present a fundraiser for AIDS Athens. Attendees donating $20 or more will receive a ticket to the dessert reception on Feb. 23 at the Georgia Museum. 6 p.m. FREE! (donations accepted). www.athenscine.com GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. www.choochoorestaurants.com 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 (Mellow Mushroom) Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Think you know it all? 8 p.m. Broad St. location. 706-548-3442 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’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 GAMES: Movie Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Hosted by Jeremy Dyson. 9 p.m. www.facebook.com/ lkshuffleclub KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Oconee County Library) Enjoy a morning of stories, songs and crafts. For kids ages 2–5 and their caregivers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Preschool & Toddler Storytime (Madison County Library) Includes stories, fingerpuppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2–5.

The Tokyo String Quartet performs at the UGA Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, Feb. 21. Every Wednesday. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 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 LECTURES & LIT: Willson Center Lecture (Miller Learning Center, Room 148) Cynthia Turner Camp delivers a lecture on “The Historiographic Affordance of Undecayed Flesh in Middle English Saints’ Lives.” 4 p.m. FREE! www. willson.uga.edu LECTURES & LIT: Talking About Books (ACC Library) Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 MEETINGS: Buddha Book Study (Healing Arts Centre) A discussion group that supports utilizing Buddha’s teaching to end suffering in all areas of life. 6 p.m. Donations accepted. 706-351-6024 MEETINGS: Athens PFLAG Meeting (Aloha Center) Meeting of Athens Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE! 706-756-5428 PERFORMANCE: Wind Symphony (UGA Memorial Hall) The Hugh Hodgson School of Music Wind Symphony performs a concert. 8 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu PERFORMANCE: DMA Recital (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Adam Smith performs on oboe. 3:35 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu

Thursday 21 ART: Third Thursday Art Series (Georgia Museum of Art) Six galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Cine and the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo. 6-9 p.m. FREE! www.3thurs.org ART: “Morning After the Deluge” (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA)) A screening of PBS’s

“Art21” segment on artist Paul Pfeiffer. Part of ATHICA’s “And I Feel Fine” exhibit. 6–9 p.m. FREE! www. athica.org ART: Opening Reception (Ciné Barcafé) For “Walk,” new work by Jennifer Hartley. 7–9 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com ART: Artist Lecture (UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries, Room S151) Printmaker Karen Kunc speaks about color abstractions of the natural and human-fashioned world in her prints and artist books. 5:30 p.m. FREE! artinfo@uga.edu CLASSES: Adult Doll Making Class (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Lindsay Troutman instructs on how to needle felt a doll. $50. 7–9:30 p.m. $50. www.treehousekidandcraft. com CLASSES: Scottish Country Dance Classes (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Social dancing at its liveliest with jigs, reels and strathspeys. Bring your dancing shoes. Every Thursday, 7–9 p.m. $3. dabmillier@google.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. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group. Every Thursday. 8:30–10 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu EVENTS: Thanks for the Memories (ACC Library) In honor of the library’s 100th birthday in 2013, a video camera is set up in the board room for patrons to record their favorite library memories. The videos will be shown at the library’s dedication and birthday celebration on Apr. 7, and be archived on www.boomersinathens.org. Also by appointment. 3–7 p.m. FREE! mdarnell@athenslibrary.org EVENTS: Boybutante AIDS Foundation Benefit (Terrapin Beer Co.) Drag performances throughout the night and live music from Roots Spirits. A portion of proceeds benefit the Boybutante AIDS Foundation. 5:30–7:30 p.m. $12. www.terrapinbeer.com

EVENTS: Backroom Writers (Buffalo’s Café) An evening with Athens area singer songwriters Jeremy Duggins, Bobby Compton and Cody Stalvey. 7 p.m. $3. 706354-6655 EVENTS: Black History Month Dinner (Georgia Museum of Art) The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art host “Harlem Renaissance: A Sampler” to honor Harold Rittenberry and Dr. Rudolph Byrd. RSVP by Feb. 18. 6 p.m. $45. 706542-0830, georgiamuseum.org 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: Documenting the Congo (Ciné Barcafé) Lake Oconee Living magazine & Green Living Project present a screening of short films about sustainability projects in the DRC. A reception with writer Chris Cella follows. 7 p.m. FREE! www. athenscine.com FILM: Man on Wire (UGA Tate Student Center) An award-winning documentary that takes a look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s “artistic crime of the century”: a tightrope walk between the Twin Towers. 8 p.m. $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: 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: Baby Music Jam (ACC Library) Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers can play instruments, sing and dance together. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Gallery Games (Georgia Museum of Art) Learn about works in the museum’s perk continued on p. 20


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Since the band formed over a decade ago, the members of experimental Portland rock band Menomena have lived on instincts, writing much of their material in long-winded, wide open sprints of digitally looped creativity, picking parts from recorded practice jams and turning the best impulses into full-fledged material. But the foundation of instinct is chemistry, and Menomena needed a change after its 2010 album Mines took more than three years to complete. Multi-instrumentalist Brent Knopf departed the band soon after, leaving Justin Harris and Danny Seim to form a new chemistry. Seems to have worked: Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Moms was the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most mature and focused album to date, full-fledged proof that, while three may be a crowd, two can still be plenty of a force. [Alec Wooden] MUSIC | Thursday, Feb. 21

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Nuçiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space Athens Business Rocks Finale 40 Watt Club ¡ 8 p.m. ¡ $5 Flagpoleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hastily assembled but beyond-awesome band, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;87 Is a Place on Earth, didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it to the finale of Nuçiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spaceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual local-business battle of the bands, but we ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mad at nobody. (Except a certain traitorous judge who also happens to be a former Flagpole employee. You know who you are.) The good news, though, is that the finalistsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Double Oh Zone (The Red Zone), Punch List (TSAV) and 40 Cent (40 Watt)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;all made indelible impressions the first go-around with their varying levels of quirk, charisma and kitsch. Those three will perform Saturday, as will various other crowd favorites. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss your chance to see some wonderfully ramshackle cover tunes as played by your favorite bartenders, sales clerks and A.V. nerds, while helping to support one of the worthiest causes around. [Gabe Vodicka]

& LIT | Tuesday, Day Joy, Roadkill Ghost Choir, LECTURES Feb. 26 Dana Swimmer Caledonia Lounge ¡ 9 p.m. ¡ $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$7 Ntone Edjabe After teasing our ears with a handful of UGA Chapel ¡ 4 p.m. ¡ FREE! streaming tunes and a string of memorable live performances, the Orlando boys in Day Joy return to Athens with their debut full-length in hand. Go to Sleep, Mess, out now via Small Plate Records, is a stunner, propelled by ethereal harmonies, tinkling banjo and atmospheric strings and buoyed by a sense of tender sorrow. And as any fan of minor keys can tell you, sadness can be devastatingly beautiful. Day Joy is often tagged with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;dream-folkâ&#x20AC;? label, but its music better emulates those moments of solitude that come right before slumber, when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re bundled up against the world and all your thoughts turn inward. If only all our dreams felt like this. [Michelle Gilzenrat Davis]

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Despite successful national tours in 2012 with Foster the People and Rubblebucket, Reptar has managed to stay grounded, opting to slow down its touring schedule a bit in order to focus on new material. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a while since the band has headlined a hometown venue, so Athenians privy to the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brand of party-pop will have plenty of reason to rejoice when it plays the 40 Watt on Friday, where it will be joined by Atlanta-based up-and-comers Wowser Bowser. Reptarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s return to Athens doubles as a fundraiser for the Songs for Kids Foundation, an organization that brings musical performances to hospitalized children. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re more pumped about the music or the cause, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re bound for a great timeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and plenty of body moving. [Dan Mistich]



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KIDSTUFF: Japanese Storytime (ACC Library) Bilingual program led by volunteers from UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Japan Club. Learn about Japanese culture through literacy-based activities. All ages. 5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Black History Trivia (Rocksprings Community Center) For teams of kids ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. Includes prizes. 4:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/ rocksprings LECTURES & LIT: Avid Poetry Series (Athens, GA) Contact Avid Bookstore for off-site location. Readings from poets L Cynthia Arrieu-King, Kate Greenstreet and Lily Brown. 8:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com LECTURES & LIT: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Activist Literacies: Inspire, Engage, Create, Transformâ&#x20AC;? (Georgia Center Hotel) A reception with food, drinks and keynote speakers Glynda Hull, K-C Nat Turner and Christian Faltis. Proceeds benefit a local public art mural. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. $50. www. jokke.coe.uga.edu/2013conference

Saturday 23 ART: Georgia Folk Pottery Lecture (Madison Morgan Cultural Center) Margaret Browne discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elements of Value and Connoisseurship: What Makes a Piece of Late-20th-Century Georgia Folk Art â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Good,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Betterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;?â&#x20AC;? 9 a.m. FREE! www.mmcc-arts.org ART: Manga Comic Workshop (Loft Art Supply) Learn how to draw real Japanese manga. Ages 11 & above. Second part of the workshop is held on Mar. 2. 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. $40. www.loftartsupply.com ART: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Morning After the Delugeâ&#x20AC;? (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA)) See Thursday listing for full description 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. FREE! www.athica.org CLASSES: Plant Propagation Course (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) A Certificate in Native Plants elective course, students learn to propagate native wildflowers and shrubs by seeds, cuttings and division. Models for inexpensive grow-light systems and a propagation timeline will be provided to

Friday 22 ART: Opening Reception (OCAF) For photographs by Karekin Goekjian, including nighttime photographs that use little more than moonlight, flashlights and a single portable flash unit to illuminate the subjects. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! www. ocaf.com ART: Sculpture and Jewelry Open House (South Thomas Street Art Complex) Featuring student sculpture, jewelry and metals artwork, food, live music, dancing and builda-bling. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. FREE! www.art. uga.edu ART: Georgia Folk Pottery Lecture (Madison Morgan Cultural Center) Michael Crocker presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;North Georgia Folk Pottery â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Embellishments,â&#x20AC;? the vital role whimsies and decorations play in the survival of the age-old pottery craft. 9 a.m. FREE! www.mmcc-arts. org ART: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Morning After the Delugeâ&#x20AC;? (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA)) See Thursday listing for full description 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. FREE! www.athica.org EVENTS: Antique Show and Sale (Madison Morgan Cultural Center) A show and sale of American antiques including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more. Event includes lectures on antiques. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. $7. www.mmcc-arts.org EVENTS: Zumba After Dark (40 Watt Club) Zumba fever continues. 7 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com FILM: Django Unchained: A Roundtable Discussion (Miller Learning Center, Room 248) A panel and audience discussion of the acclaimed and controversial film by Quentin Tarantino, organized by the Institute for African American Studies in cooperation with the Willson Center and UGA Film Studies. 4 p.m. FREE! www.willson. uga.edu FILM: Lincoln (UGA Tate Student Center) As the Civil War continues to rage, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights to emancipate the slaves. 3, 6 & 9 p.m. $1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2. www. tate.uga.edu/movies

Political journalist Ntone Edjabe delivers a lecture at the UGA Chapel Tuesday, Feb. 26. PERFORMANCE: UGA Music Concert Band and University Band Performance (UGA Memorial Hall) The Hugh Hodgson School of Music Concert Band and University Band perform. 8 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu PERFORMANCE: Guest Recital (UGA Performing Arts Center) Clarinetist Jon Manasse from the Julliard School performs. 6 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu THEATRE: Must Go On (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Thursday listing for full description Feb. 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;23 & Feb. 27â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Mar. 2, 8 p.m. Mar. 3, 2:30 p.m. $12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. www.pac.uga.edu THEATRE: Once Upon a Mattress (UGA Baptist Collegiate Ministries) The Princess and the Pea is updated to include music and a Queen who forbids anyone in her kingdom from marrying until her son, Prince Dauntless, finds a wife. Call for tickets. Feb. 22 & 23, 6 p.m. $25 (incl. dinner), Feb. 23, 1 p.m. & Feb. 24, 2 p.m. $15 (incl. dessert). 706-5492747, logan11@uga.edu

ensure that seedlings are ready to be transplanted outdoors in early spring. Participants will leave with several types of seeds. Please dress for the outdoors. 8:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12:30 p.m. $50. www.botgarden.uga.edu CLASSES: Still Life Painting Workshop (OCAF) Two-day workshop for painting still lifes. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $155. www.ocaf.com COMEDY: Weird Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Comedy Night (Caledonia Lounge) A mix of local stand-up comedy and improv. 10 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com EVENTS: Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ultimate Fighting Championship (Beef â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Celebrate good food and good sports with a screening of the UFC 157. 10 p.m. $7. 706-850-1916 EVENTS: Open House (Sew Normal Studio) For Sew Normal Studio, a new business offering sewing services, custom clothing and decor. 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. katesawyer7@gmail. com EVENTS: India Night (The Classic Center) Performance displaying the traditions, culture and heritage of


India. 6-9 p.m. $14. ugaindianight@ gmail.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: Antique Show and Sale (Madison Morgan Cultural Center) See Friday listing for full description 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $7. www.mmcc-arts. org KIDSTUFF: Earth Art for Kids (Eco*Art*Lab) Mandala making and other projects that explore the meaning of interdependency. Materials provided. For ages 3–9 and their caregivers. 11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! cuomoc@gmail.com KIDSTUFF: Kids’ Drum Circle (Floorspace) Hand-drumming and percussion for ages 5–12. No experience necessary. Bring a drum if you have one. RSVP. 1–2 p.m. $6–12. www.floorspaceathens.com KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Barnes & Noble) For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe. 11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195 LECTURES & LIT: “I Have a Question…” (The Church at College Station) A weekend seminar exploring some of life’s most controversial issues with Dr. Joe Davis, professor of philosophy at Southeastern University. 10 a.m.–9 p.m. FREE! www.churchatcs.com LECTURES & LIT: “Activist Literacies: Inspire, Engage, Create, Transform” (Georgia Center Hotel) A full day of lectures and discussions presented by the JoLLE@UGA, the Journal of Language & Literacy Education. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $100. www.jolle.coe. uga.edu/2013conference PERFORMANCE: Unforgettable Footprints (Morton Theatre) The East Athens Educational Dance Center’s 26th annual dance production. Feb. 23, 7 p.m. & Feb. 24, 3 p.m. $12–15. www.mortontheatre. com THEATRE: Once Upon a Mattress (UGA Baptist Collegiate Ministries) See Friday listing for full description Feb. 22 & 23, 6 p.m. $25 (incl. dinner), Feb. 23, 1 p.m. & Feb. 24, 2 p.m. $15 (incl. dessert). 706-5492747, logan11@uga.edu THEATRE: Must Go On (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Thursday listing for full description Feb. 21–23 & Feb. 27–Mar. 2, 8 p.m. Mar. 3, 2:30 p.m. $12–15. www.pac.uga.edu

EVENTS: Bridal Show and Tasting (The Melting Point) Over 20 of northeast Georgia’s wedding vendors will be available to help plan weddings with services including food to sample, photography, florists, formal wear, wedding planners, pastry chefs, entertainment, transportation and more. 2–5 p.m. $10–12. www. meltingpointathens.com FILM: Action on Film (Ciné Barcafé) Athens stunt man Andy Rusk demonstrates the picture punch, head take and how different camera angles can create the illusion of mortal peril. 2 p.m. $20. www.filmathens. net GAMES: Trivia (The Capital Room) Every Sunday! Hosted by Evan Delany. First place wins $50 and second place wins $25. 8 p.m. FREE! www.thecapitalroom.com GAMES: Trivia (Amici) Test your skills. 9 p.m. 706-353-0000 GAMES: Trivia (Buffalo’s Café) “Brewer’s Inquisition,” trivia hosted by Chris Brewer every Sunday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655, www. buffaloscafe.com/athens GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, Atlanta Hwy location) What do you really know? 6 p.m. 706-548-3442 KIDSTUFF: Read to Rover (ACC Library) Meet Star, Comet and Penny, volunteer certified therapy dogs. 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. 3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 PERFORMANCE: Unforgettable Footprints (Morton Theatre) See Saturday listing for full description Feb. 23, 7 p.m. & Feb. 24, 3 p.m. $12–15. www.mortontheatre.com PERFORMANCE: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) Robert Spano, ASO music director, will conduct a program that includes Verdi’s Overture to “La Forza del Destino” and Brahms’s “Symphony No. 2.” Guest pianist Ollie Mustonen will join the orchestra for a performance of Respighi’s “Concerto in Modo Misolidio.” 3 p.m. $20–59. www. pac.uga.edu THEATRE: Once Upon a Mattress (UGA Baptist Collegiate Ministries) See Friday listing for full description Feb. 22 & 23, 6 p.m. $25 (incl. dinner), Feb. 23, 1 p.m. & Feb. 24, 2 p.m. $15 (incl. dessert). 706-5492747, logan11@uga.edu

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EVENTS: GLOBES Bowling Night Out (Ten Pins Tavern) Join UGA’s LGBTQ organization for some bowling magic. 6–8 p.m. ugaglobes@ uga.edu FILM: Fowl Play: The Untold Story Behind Your Breakfast (Miller Learning Center, Room 101) Go behind the closed doors of the country’s egg production facilities and learn about factory farms. 7:30-9 p.m. FREE! sos@uga.edu GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Highwire Lounge) Athens’ toughest trivia. $100 grand prize every week! All ages. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8997 GAMES: Rock and Roll Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Get a team together and show off your extensive music knowledge every Monday! Hosted by Jonathan Thompson. 9 p.m. FREE! www.myspace.com/littlekingsshuffleclub KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (ACC Library) Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based

ART: Exhibit Performance (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA)) A special performance by David Barnes (of Montreal) and Nina Twin (Harouki Zombi). Part of ATHICA’s exhibit “And I Feel Fine.” 6 p.m. www.athica.org EVENTS: Open House (Sew Normal Studio) See Saturday listing for full description 8 a.m.–2 p.m. katesawyer7@gmail.com EVENTS: Shape Note Singing (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Sing from shape note hymnals originally published in the 1800s by Georgian composers John G. McCurry and B. F. White. Potluck lunch to follow. 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. FREE! www.atlantasacredharp. org EVENTS: Fiesta 5K for Relay for Life (Stegeman Coliseum) In honor of National Tortilla Chip Day, business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi hosts a 5K to raise money for the American Cancer Society. 8–11 a.m. $15–20. ugadsp5k@gmail.com

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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: Last Monday Book Group (ACC Library) This month’s title is Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650 OUTDOORS: Full Moon Hike Series (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) See the Garden come alive at night this winter. Each hike will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations or nocturnal creatures. Call to make reservation. 7–8:30 p.m. $5. 706-542-6156 PERFORMANCE: ARCO Chamber Orchestra (Hugh Hodgson School of Music) The orchestra was originally founded in 1989 at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory prior to founder professor Levon Ambartsumian’s appointment to UGA. 8 p.m. $5 (w/ UGA ID), $20. www.music.uga.edu

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and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. 2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl MEETINGS: GreenScene Meeting (Hotel Indigo) Networking happy hour for those interested in sustainability and green buildings. Open to everyone. Last Tuesday of the month. 6 p.m. FREE! www.usgbcga.org PERFORMANCE: Piano Recital (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Steven Spooner of the University of Kansas faculty gives a piano recital. 8 p.m. FREE! www.pac.uga.edu

ART: Life Drawing Open Studio (UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries) See Tuesday listing for full description 5:30–8:30 p.m. $8. www.art.uga.edu ART: Artful Conversation (Georgia Museum of Art) Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, in the galleries for an in-depth discussion of a few selected works from the exhibition “William H. Johnson: An American Modern.” 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.com CLASSES: SALSAthens (Little Kings Shuffle Club) See Array listing for full description 6:60–8:30. $8. 706338-6613 CLASSES: 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 EVENTS: 3rd Annual Protect Athens Music Conference & Clinic (The Melting Point) Panels include musicians discussing their careers, music business professionals discussing issues like digital streaming, the decline of album sales, liscensing and recent changes in record labels, and legal professionals discussing the legal climate of the music industry. Followed by a free Songwriter in the Round. 3 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com FILM: Lead with Love (Miller Learning Center) GLOBES, PFLAG Athens and Athens PRIDE pay tribute to P-FLAG founder, Jeanne Manford (1920-2013) with a film screening, panel discussion and free food. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.globes.uga.edu GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Think you know it all? 8 p.m. Broad St. location. 706-548-3442 GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 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 (Mellow Mushroom) Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 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 GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. www.choochoorestaurants.com KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Barnes & Noble) For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe. 11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

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KIDSTUFF: Preschool & Toddler Storytime (Madison County Library) Includes stories, fingerpuppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2–5. Every Wednesday. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Murder Mystery Night (Oconee County Library) Play a round of Clue while eating spaghetti, then watch a movie to discover the culprit. Ages 11–18. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Oconee County Library) Enjoy a morning of stories, songs and crafts. For kids ages 2–5 and their caregivers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 LECTURES & LIT: Origins of Biomolecules (UGA Chapel) Claiborne Glover explores the location, energy sources and mechanisms by which the molecular precursors of life were fashioned. 7 p.m. FREE! www.originslectures. uga.edu LECTURES & LIT: Oconee County Democrats Book Club (Tlaloc El Mexicano Restaurant, Watkinsville) A discussion on Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. Newcomers welcome. 7 p.m. FREE! patricia.priest@yahoo.com LECTURES & LIT: History Lecture (Miller Learning Center, Room 213) “Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson,” by history professor Joshua Rothman, University of Alabama. 4:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8848 PERFORMANCE: Boston Pops (The Classic Center) Conductor Keith Lockhart and the orchestra present a “Bright Lights, Big City” tribute to the Big Apple with works by Bernstein, Gerswhin and Duke Ellington. Special guest, vocalist and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway, joins the orchestra in a tribute to Barbra Streisand. 8 p.m. $85–125. www.classiccenter.com PERFORMANCE: Guitar Recital (UGA Robert G. Edge Recital Hall) Master’s student John Jackson on guitar. 5 p.m. FREE! www.music. uga.edu THEATRE: Must Go On (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Thursday listing for full description Feb. 21–23 & Feb. 27–Mar. 2, 8 p.m. Mar. 3, 2:30 p.m. $12–15. www.pac.uga.edu

LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 19 Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com PC WORSHIP Brooklyn-based lo-fi psych-rock band. SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band. BUBBLY MOMMY GUN Local experimental pop band that plays idiosyncratic, psychedelic tunes. WILD OF NIGHT New band featuring members of Bubbly Mommy Gun. THE DREAM SCENE Javier Morales’ lo-fi avant-garde pop project. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com THE RINGERS Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau, Keith Carlock and Etienne Mbappe unite their respective genres of rock, funk, jazz, blues and African music. EDDIE AND THE PUBLIC SPEAKERS Local power trio delivers an energetic show with a hardhitting rhythm section, funky riffs

and soaring guitar solos filled with catchy hooks and harmonies. Green Room 6 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens. com KENOSHA KID The group is packed with music, mischief, general mayhem, and offers a jazz sound far from the middle of the road, serving noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com JOE CAT Local singer-songwriter tells stories about his life. Come get to know him! The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5. www. meltingpointathens.com MONKEY GRASS JUG BAND Local roots music crew. Mirko Pasta 6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-5641 (Gaines School Rd. location) LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot performs folk and country. Currently working on his debut album! Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 FORMER CHAMPIONS High-energy, dynamic groove-based compositions spanning genres such as rock, funk, world-beat and nu-jazz. The Volstead 9 p.m.–1:30 a.m. 706-354-5300 KARAOKE Every Tuesday! WUOG 90.5 FM Live in the Lobby. 8 p.m. FREE! www. wuog.org MOOD RINGS Dream-pop band from Atlanta.

Wednesday 20 40 Watt Club 7:30 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com BATTLE OF THE BANDS Night two of the UGA Music Business Program’s third annual battle. Featuring Raptorcat, Kharmaceuticals, Street Rhythm & Rhyme, Will Entrekin and T.S. Woodward. Amici 10 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000 KARAOKE Sing your heart out. Boar’s Head Lounge 11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent. Every Wednesday! Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com THE LOVE IS LOUD!! Soul-inflected post-punk from Milwaukee. ROOT SPIRITS Local two-piece blues-rock outfit draws from American roots music and psychedelia to create an absorbing experience. BAXTER AND THE BASICS Local folk-inspired indie rock band. T.S. WOODWARD Psychedelic, piano-centric pop from this local singer-songwriter. 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 like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.


Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com WOMEN FOLK Local singer-songwriter Emily Jackson presents this series, which features local female artists. The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens. com ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a rootsrock band who has performed with Ike Stubblefield, Sunny Ortiz and Randall Bramblett, to name just a few. ADAM EZRA GROUP Pop tunes with a roots vibe. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 LONG MILES Jam/reggae Charleston-based band playing groovy, bouncy, feel-good tunes. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com DAY JOY Florida based group, combining the hazy, ethereal feel of dream pop with folk sensibilities. See Calendar Pick on p. 19. ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR Folkinfluenced rock six-piece from Deland, FL gaining national attention. DANA SWIMMER A montage of garage rock with sweet, soulful undertones.

LAURA COYLE Atlanta-based jazz vocalist performing with her all-star supporting cast.

Crow’s Nest Protect Athens Music Percentage Night. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7050 OPEN MIC Showcase your musical talent. HALF COCKED Local band featuring members of Cotter Pen.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 SKYFOOT Hailing from Boston, MA, Skyfoot is a high-energy rock band combining elements of roots, funk, blues and country music.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com ROYAL FUTILITY New minimalist psychedelic project from Mux Blank (Rat Babies) and Natalie Stewart. SKELETON NECK Local experimental/psych band.

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New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. $5. www.newearthmusichall. com JUBEE & THE MORNING AFTER Smooth, soulful hip-hop featuring MC JuBee and his band of electric rockers from Macon, GA. BABY BABY Charismatic Atlanta band that can be described simply as “fun-rock.”

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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!

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Day Joy plays Caledonia Lounge on Thursday, Feb. 21. Porterhouse Grill 7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens is back for 2013! 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 and songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot.

Thursday 21 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $12. www.40watt.com MENOMENA Portland-based indie rock band combining catchy melodies with experimental tendencies. See Calendar Pick on p. 19. GUARDS Vintage rock-pop, prone to anthemic hooks and akin to ‘90s alt-rock. Amici 9 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000 OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent! Email amiciopenmic@gmail. com to get a spot. Barbeque Shack 7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752 OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

PRIDE THE LYCAN Local musicial Lon Martin manipulates sound with samplers, synths and guitars. SHARKTOPUS New local experimental band.

Sr. Sol 6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7112 (W. Broad St. location) MARIACHI NIGHT Live Mariachi band, every other Thursday!

Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com MIMOSA DJ spinning remixes and original works in a genre-defying manner, accompanied by a cinematic stage presence. GRANDTHEFT Toronto based producer and DJ creating an eclectic, custom club sound by playing originals, remixes and video edits.

Terrapin Beer Co. Boybutante AIDS Foundation Benefit. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer. com ROOT SPIRITS Local two-piece blues-rock outfit draws from roots music and psychedelia.

Go Bar 11 p.m. 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John “Dr. Fred” Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing originals and the music of Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic, and more. The Melting Point 7:30 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door). www. meltingpointathens.com MARTHA A mix of jazz, Americana and pop covers and originals with Dr. Arvin Scott on percussion, Bryan Shaw on piano and Marty Winkler on vocals and percussion.

The World Famous 8 p.m. $15. www.theworldfamousathens.com T. HARDY MORRIS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set. DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer with a deep and resonant country twang plays a set of solo material.

Friday 22 40 Watt Club 9:30 p.m. $20. www.40watt.com REPTAR Highly praised local synthpop band offering fun, irreverent tunes with angular rhythms and danceable beats. See Calendar Pick on p. 19. WOWSER BOWSER Electro/dancerock band from Atlanta. Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000 CANDID COAL PEOPLE Three-piece local folk-rock group. k continued on next page

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Highwire Lounge â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friday Night Jazz.â&#x20AC;? 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com RAND LINES Original compositions of pianist Rand Lines with drummer Ben Williams. 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. The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens. com AVERY DYLAN PROJECT Southern blues band. New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. FREE! www.newearthmusichall. com CAROLINEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S A CHARITY CASE Featuring music from Caroline

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Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.georgiatheatre. com TAME IMPALA The bold Aussie psych band that is riding a wave of critical support for its latest album, Lonerism. See feature story on p. 15. THE GROWL Australian rock band featuring a wall-of-sound style. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 FEATHER TRADE Moody post-pop. GLASSCRAFTS Local oower-poppunk project featuring Grass Giraffesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Steven Trimmer and Robby Casso. k v i d s Songwriter K. Jared Collins fronts this ever-evolving local pop project. Featuring backing band Velocirapture. TWIN POWERS DJ Dan Geller and friends spin late-night glam rock. Green Room 11 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens. com WASHED OUT Local synthpop guy Ernest Greene performs a DJ set. Alicia J. Rose

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Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar. com YOUNG BENJAMIN Solo project of guitarist/banjoist Matt Whitaker (The Premonitions, Emergent Heart). Featuring swirling, looping guitars and lush layers of moody melodies. ENGLAND IN 1819 An unusual combination of Southern edge and English introspection, with haunting lyrics and massive chamber rock unfurling in a sweeping, evocative surge of sound. MONAHAN Local indie-folk band. Georgia Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-9884 THE RAYS FEATURING CARLA LEFEVER This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, is back with a new lineup and a new, more rocking sound. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com MOON TAXI Retro-inspired jam band playing eclectic sound with unique melodies and energetic live shows. FUNK YOU Augusta band playing funky, high energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 SLEEPING FRIENDS Garage-pop featuring Joe Kubler (Bubbly Mommy Gun) and friends. RENE LE CONTE Featuring Joe Kubler (Sleeping Friends, Bubbly Mommy Gun). DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves. Green Room 10:30 p.m. $2. www.greenroomathens. com FREE THE ROBOTS Beatmaker and DJ Chris Alfaro spans the genres of jazz, blues, psych, electronic and hip-hop. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the blues since 1962. PURE SUN PROJECT Soulful local rock band featuring the strong vocals of Dawne Norris.

Menomena plays the 40 Watt Club on Thursday, Feb. 21. Aiken, Michael Steel, Eddie Glikin, JP Blues, Rick Fowler Band, Isaac Bramblett and Jessica Fore. A tip jar will be present, and attendees are invited to contribute in the name of their favorite charity or group. The one with the most votes wins the jackpot. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller, Benji Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey. The Office Lounge 10 p.m. 706-546-0840 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s REWIND Playing the hits of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s. Old Clarkesville Mill Feb. 22, 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. & Feb. 23, 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. www.grantstreetmusicroom. com NORTH GEORGIA WINTER BLUEGRASS JAM Two days of live bluegrass from Chattahoochee Chain Gang, Packway Handle Band, Mosier Brothers Band, Stop, Drop and Roll, Bluebilly

SOUTHERN SOUL REVUE (Nuçiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space). See Calendar Pick on p. 19. Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000 THREE DOWN CREW Funky jam band from Marietta. Crowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nest Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hEAR for You Percentage Night. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7050 OUTLAWS IN THE ROUND II An evening of outlaw-themed country covers.

Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com THE LUCKY JONES Athens-based three-piece playing self described â&#x20AC;&#x153;rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rhythm and blues.â&#x20AC;? KISS YOUR DARLING Playing Celtic and old-time music.

Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com THE WOODGRAINS Local band that plays a blend of funk, rock and soul featuring three vocalists and charismatic harmonies. SHITS New local country band featuring members of Muuy Biien.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ lkshuffleclub IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz, Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro. TWIN POWERS DJ Dan Geller (The Gold Party, The Agenda) and friends spin late-night glam rock, new wave, Top 40, punk and Britpop. DJ Z-DOGG Loveable local DJ spins top 40 hits, old-school hip-hop, high-energy rock and other danceable favorites.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com TREY + THE MIGHTY HOPEFULS Psych-tinged lo-fi pop band from Columbus. SPIRIT TRAMP JT Bringardner plays atmospheric electro/dream-pop.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $17 (door). www. meltingpointathens.com THE EMBERS An evening of highenergy beach, shag and soul music from this South Carolina-based band.


New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. $5. www.newearthmusichall. com CLOUDEATER Organic rock and roll meets electronic instrumentation accompanied by powerful vocals.

Nowhere Bar Moody Mama Mondays! 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 HOLLY BELLE This local singersongwriter sings smoky, acoustic ballads.

Nowhere Bar Pink Drink Night BreastFest Benefit! 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; funky soul. AFRO Nashville/Murfreesboro, TN-based progressive rock band that plays free-form improvisations.

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40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $3. www.40watt.com DJ NTONE EDJABE South African DJ spinning a mixture of African-fusion, jazz, hip-hop and house sounds. Also speaking at the UGA Chapel earlier in the day. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

Amici 10 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000 KARAOKE Sing your heart out.

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ART “My_Athens” Exhibit (Athens, GA) Instagram users are invited to tag their photos of Athens, GA with the hashtag “#my_athens” to be considered for an exhibit in April. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. Visit website for details. www.myathensis.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 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 and site visits. www.athenscultural affairs.org Call for Arts & Crafts Vendors (Washington Farms) For Washington Farms’ 3rd Annual Strawberry Festival on Apr. 27. Deadline Mar. 1. See website for details. $65–115. www.washington farms.net/festival-information LACSI Call for Artists (Athens, GA) Artists are invited to submit entries to “Reflections of the Latin American Natural Environment,” a national juried exhibition of con-

temporary art. Email submissions by Mar. 15. Visit website for details. lacsiuga@gmail.com, www.lacsi. uga.edu Seeking Artists and Performers (Athens, GA) Makers and artists of all stripes, as well as demonstrators, circus performers, 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 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

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 Bellydancing (Floorspace) Sulukule Dance and Music presents classes in bellydancing, Bollywood dance, fire dancing, yoga, theatrical “bellyesque,” burlesque and Middle Eastern drumming. See www.floor spaceathens.com for schedule. 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

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methods every Sunday from 2–4 p.m. $20. 706-355-3161, www.gooddirt.net 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 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 Dance Classes (Dancefx) Ballet, tap, hip-hop, Zumba, contemporary, foxtrot, ballroom dancing, salsa, pilates and more. Check website for schedule. 706-355-3078, www.dancefx.org 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 Healing Circle (Healing Arts Centre) A combination of reiki, chant and other forms of holistic and spiritual healing modalities to assist with healing the body/mind duality. $10 donation. Fridays, 6 p.m. 706-351-6024

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Jennifer Hartley’s paintings are on display at Ciné through Mar. 19. Mobile Computer Classes (Madison County Library) 90-minute classes include computer basics, Internet and email, 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 Printmaking Workshops (Double Dutch Press) Workshops in one color or multicolor screenprint, reductive woodcut, stampmaking, relief printmaking, one color linocut and stationery. Call or check website for dates and prices. 706-546-0994, www.doubledutchpress.com Transformational Doll Workshop(Call for Location) Local artist Barbara Odil leads a twoday workshop in creating dolls that reflect pivotal life events. Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m. & Feb. 24, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. $250, $125 advance deposit. 706-546-5601 Weekend Watercolor Workshop (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Workshop focused on the natural world for students of all experience levels. Feb. 23, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. & Feb. 24, 1–4 p.m. $160. 706-542-6156, www.botgarden.uga.edu Without Flowers: Mosses, Liverworts, Ferns and Horsetails (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Learn about these plants, their structures and their reproduction. Certificate in Native Plants Elective Course. Mar. 9, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $50. www.botgarden.uga.edu Yoga Classes (Healing Arts Centre) Several types of ongoing classes are offered for all levels. Visit website for details. www.healingartscentre.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) Latin rhythms 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 BikeAthens Bike Recycling Program (BikeAthens) BikeAthens seeks volunteers to recondition bikes for Athenians underserved by private and public transportation. Mondays & Wednesdays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Sundays, 2–4:30 p.m. Women’s night, Tuesdays, 6–8:30 p.m. www.bikeathens.com Seeking Farming Volunteers (Athens, GA) Hungry Gnome Gardenscapes is a for-profit organization dedicated to empowering people to grow their own food through design and installation of edible landscapes following permaculture principles and ethics. Email to volunteer. maggie@hungrygnome.org, www.hungrygnome.org Trail Guides Needed (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Assist elementary school field studies by leading small groups of students along the trails. No experience necessary. 706613-3615, www.athensclarkecounty. com/sandycreeknaturecenter 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 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 Kids’ Spring Break Camp (Good Dirt) A week of clay fun for out of school students. Call to pre-register. Mar. 11–15, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $55/day. 706-355-3161, www.gooddirt.net 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 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. Pre-registration required. Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $30–125. ourarrow@gmail.com, www.our arrow.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 Spring Break Field Trip: The Great Outdoors (Memorial Park) Participants will spend the day celebrating the natural environment by touring the State of Georgia Botanical Garden and then heading to Sandy Creek Park for disc golf and kite flying. Bring a sack lunch. Ages 5–10. Register by Mar. 1. Mar. 12, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $15-23. 706613-3580, www.athensclarkecounty. com/memorial Spring Break Theatre Camp (Athens Little Playhouse) Improvisation scenes, theatre games and creative problem solving. Concludes with a performance for friends and family. For ages 4 & up. Mar. 11–15. www.athenslittleplay house.net StoryTubes Contest (ACC Library) Kids are invited to create two-minute videos featuring their favorite book or series 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 Studio) For children ages 2 & older with an adult. Sundays. 1–1:45 p.m. $60. yogasprouts@gmail.com, www. athensfivepointsyoga.com

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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) 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 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. Sundays, 4–5 p.m. 706-202-7463, www.emotionsanonymous.org Women’s Empowerment Group (Oasis Counseling Center) A group for women to work on vulnerability, setting boundaries, assertiveness, self-care and more. Every Wednesday, Feb. 20–Apr. 10. 5:30–7 p.m. $50 (intake appointment), $15/session. 706-543-3522

ON THE STREET 5th Annual Antebellum Trail Pilgrimage A wide array of heritage events, tours and attractions providing a window into

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. Through February. 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 calamity. Through Mar. 10. THE BRANDED BUTCHER (225 N. Lumpkin St.) Paintings and drawings by Sanithna Phansavanh. BROAD STREET COFFEE (1660 W. Broad St.) Still life oil paintings by Kim Shockley-Karelson. CINÉ BARCAFÉ (234 W. Hancock Ave.) “Walk,” new paintings by Jennifer Hartley. Opening reception Feb. 21. Through Mar. 19. THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) The AIDS Quilt features over 600 panels. Closing reception Feb. 20. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Paintings by Mary Porter. FARMINGTON DEPOT GALLERY (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 16 artists, the gallery exhibits paintings, sculpture, folk art, ceramics and fine furniture. Permanent collection artists include John Weber, Suzanna Antonez-Edens, Diane Perry, John Cleaveland and more. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Annie Marcum. Through February. FRONTIER (193 E. Clayton St.) An installation by Kassie Arcate. 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. • “Water Music” combines visual perspectives on the theme of water and the idea of water music. Through Mar. 10. • “From Savanna to Savannah: African Art from the Collection of Don Kole. Through Apr. 14. • “Americans in Italy.” Through Apr. 21. • “Defiant

19th-century Georgia homes and lifestyles. Apr. 18–21. $25. www. atpilgrimage.com Beat the Heat: Cat Spaying and Neutering (Athens Area Humane Society) Special spay/neuter rate during February and March. $35-45. 706-769-9155, www.athens humanesociety.org Pet First Aid and CPR Course (Athens Area Humane Society) Learn how to administer immediate care to a pet. Visit website to register. Feb. 23, Mar. 2 & Apr. 13, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. $50. www.athenshumanesociety.org Tax Preparation Help(Multiple Locations) Free tax preparation through Apr. 13. Monday, 1–4:30 p.m. at Oconee Co. Library. Wednesday–Saturday, 9 am.–1 p.m. at Epps Bridge Kroger. Tuesday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at Oglethorpe Library. Gayle Horne, 706-369-1245 f

Beauty: The Work of Chakaia Booker” consists of large-scale sculptures created from tires. Through Apr. 30. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Paintings by Andy Cherewick. HEIRLOOM CAFE AND FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Paintings by Kristine Leschper. Through March. 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.) Metalwork 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) “Light Years,” nighttime photography by Karekin Goekjian. Opening reception Feb. 22. Through Mar. 22. 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. 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. WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Colorful paintings of scenes in Athens by Mary Porter.

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Matters Of The Heart And Loins I work in a restaurant. There is a girl I work with whom I really like. We have been pretty good friends for a while, since we both started working there around the same time. She has a boyfriend, but she flirts with me a lot. I think she actually likes me a little, and I know I like her. We go out together after work at least once a week. We both go to school and help each other with class stuff. So, the thing is, I have never met the boyfriend. She talks about him a lot, she says she loves him, they live together and have been together for a year or so, etc. She never says his name, and, to be honest, I never asked because I don’t care. I have asked her why he never visits her at work or why I have never seen him, and she just says he’s busy and he isn’t very social. All of which I took at face value and never really thought about. Out of sight, out of mind, right? I was just hoping that the guy would screw up, and I could ask her out myself. But then, a week or so ago, one of my co-workers finally clued me in. My friend, this girl whom I really like, is dating our boss. Holy shit. The guy is like 10 years older than her, and it is totally against company policy, which is why they keep it a secret and she never says his name. My co-worker said that pretty much everybody knows and nobody cares, and she thought I knew but then when she realized I had a crush on the girl, she thought she should tell me so I didn’t get hurt. The whole thing is a total shock for me, because I never saw it coming and I don’t get why she would date a guy that old or why he would risk his job and be so… I don’t know. It just seems creepy. So, part of me is pissed because I feel like she has been lying to me all along. Part of me is freaked out because I know what they are doing is wrong and now I know that my boss knows I hang out with his secret girlfriend. One, I do not want to lose my job, and two, I don’t want to lose her as a friend, but I don’t know how I can possibly pretend like I don’t know. Should I just tell her I know? Should I tell somebody higher up and make it stop? Or should I just keep my mouth shut, even though I have no idea how I can do that? Not Clueless Now You can do any of the things you mentioned, NCN, but think about the consequences of each. Coming clean to your friend is fine. You can keep your job, your friendship, and mostly things will be the same, except maybe she’ll use his name in conversation. You can tell somebody higher up, which will likely result in both your friend and her boyfriend getting fired, and possibly you as well. That doesn’t seem practical. Or, you can keep your mouth shut. If you do, probably nothing will change, but it might drive you crazy, and since everybody else knows there is no reason why you shouldn’t just say something. If you are really her friend, NCN, and

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