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But Seriously, the Drought’s Over p. 6

Prince Avenue

Hey, Commissioners! Is Anybody Paying Attention? p. 7


Discusses the New Record Song by Song by Song p. 12

Selig’s Plans p. 8 · Author’s Advice p. 9 · Radio’s Easy Listening p. 13 · Diplomat’s Wisdom p. 16






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Joe Causey’s flying fingers are taking a rest now. It is incredible what an impact he has had in his life with his quick mind channeled through the keyboards of typewriters, newspaper composition machines, computers and pianos, not to mention the fingerboard of a violin. He’s using his time to fight cancer now, but he has always made the most of his time and has been sure to “fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds worth of distance run.” Joe is a man of many contradictions—extroverted, loving family, friends and colleagues; yet forever spending long hours in solitary work—getting out the statements for his family business, practicing for a piano concert, teaching himself to play violin, writing long letters of inquiry and advice to public “servants,” knowing that he would only get back their formletter responses. Observing Joe over the years, watching him work and play, suggests how his rapid-fire wit could be so seamlessly translated through his fingers to the keys with such accuracy and clarity. Practice and training and discipline for sure, but also a pure connection “between the impulse and the act.” Joe is direct, honest and unsparing of himself and others. He always says what he thinks. He does not beat around the bush. He does not sugar-coat. He does not pull his punches. What you see is what you get. Joe is one of those rare people, particularly for a Southerner, who doesn’t dissemble. Oddly enough, to Joe Causey those of us who tiptoe around confrontations, Joe is all that much more beloved because you don’t have to wonder what he really thinks about you. You know exactly where he stands, even if his stance makes you uncomfortable. You can be at ease around Joe and not wonder what he really thinks about you, because if he thinks you are an idiot, he will have already told you, though in the most sympathetic way possible and with suggestions about how you can be less of an idiot if you want to change. Joe is not a “shoulda, woulda, coulda” kind of guy. His love is active. His regard for you translates into thinking about how he can help you and then doing it. If your ox is in the ditch, Joe won’t be calling you up to say how sorry he is; he’ll be down there hooking a rope to his midnight blue Mustang convertible to yank that beast out of there. Joe is always ready to play, to have a good time, because he has already done his work; his responsibilities come first, and, being Joe, he doesn’t put off doing what he needs to do. So, when it comes time to have fun, Joe can throw himself into pleasure just as single-mindedly as he throws himself into work. He’s not dragging along a lot of unfinished stuff that is going to interfere with a good time, because he didn’t let anything interfere with getting that stuff done when it was supposed to be done. Why can’t we all be like Joe? Sounds like the Tao of Joe, and it is: a zen-like purity that flows from a mind accustomed to accepting life as it comes and holding up his end of it, rough-hewn though it may be: serving his country, running the store, the constant care of a specialneeds son, helping parents, settling the affairs of elderly relatives, and now the crisis of his own health—a blow to one who loves so much his life and the family and friends who populate it. It’s especially cruel because he has finally reached the point where he could do more traveling and visiting and enjoying the fruits of his hard work and prudent management. We love Joe. His wit and warmth live among us and always will, as long as we can remember his zany antics and his fierce love for us and for our world.









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spaces like a new park and plaza outside of City Hall, Maureen McLaughlin said. Nor does it fit with plans to extend the greenway and build the Firefly Trail, Lauren Blais said. “It doesn’t make sense to me to take an avenue people use in the morning and afternoon and deprive them of it at night,� she said. Denson called their comments a “total mischaracterization.� “We do not have curfew legislation before the committee,� she said, even though three members of the commission’s Legislative Review Committee—Kelly Girtz, George Maxwell and Doug Lowry—asked ACC Attorney

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it may not bring in more money. And while Caterpillar’s eventual 1,400 employees should be able to take the bus to work, service to Stonehenge was dropped, not because of the cost, but because hardly anyone was using it. “We decided in some situations it’d be cheaper to buy folks a car,� Hoard said. Commissioners regrouped Tuesday, May 14 to continue budget talks. (See Flagpole. com for an update.) They’ll take public comment Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m. and GOP Convention: The Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. number of Republicans in in the commission chamber at Athens will about double this City Hall. weekend, when the state GOP Oh, and by the way, the ventures behind enemy lines Clarke County School District and holds its biannual conis finalizing its budget, too, vention at the Classic Center. and plans to eliminate 32.5 The two-day convention is jobs, including 15 teachers expected to draw more than and 14 Office of Early Learning 3,000 delegates who will employees, the latter due spend about $750,000 while to an expired grant. Public they’re here. Sure, two-thirds You can check out these rain barrels painted by local artists at the Lyndon House, but don’t hearings on the school budof us voted for Obama, but expect a guided tour—they’re on the chopping block. get are Thursday, May 16 at their money is as good as Alps Road Elementary School anyone’s. and Tuesday, May 21 at the central office on Bill Berryman last month to draft language Unfortunately, Flagpole might not be able Mitchell Bridge Road; both are at 6 p.m. allowing officials to set hours of operation for to cover it. Brian Keahl, executive director public spaces. They’re scheduled to discuss the of the Georgia Republican Party, says they’re Occupy Ordinance: Opposition seems to be draft at another meeting Tuesday, May 21. “extending press credentials to television, growing to the “Occupy ordinance� aimed at “I assure everybody out there there’s no radio and print media with daily distribution,� shutting down protests on public property by intention to disenfranchise or eject homewhich apparently ain’t us. Scared of a lil’ ol’ setting hours for public spaces like the City less people or infringe on anybody’s First lefty rag, guys? Hall grounds. Amendment rights,� Denson said. “What About a dozen people spoke out against we’re trying to do is make sure our laws on But Wait! There’s More: As usual, too the ordinance—first proposed by Denson the books are clear and understandable by much is going on to talk about it all in one last year—during the open mic time at the everyone.� print column. Check out the In the Loop Tuesday, May 7 Athens-Clarke Commission Girtz said he is “specifically disinterested� blog at, where you can find meeting. In addition to First Amendment conin an urban camping law like Atlanta’s. out how Clarke County public schools scored cerns, speakers wondered how the law would As Commissioner Jerry NeSmith, who’s not on the state’s new College and Career Ready affect the homeless. “If you are using [Occupy on the LRC, put it: “I haven’t perceived a Performance Index and read a League of Athens] to kick out the homeless people, problem to be solved.� This is a solution lookAmerican Bicyclists report that ranks Georgia a that’s really despicable, so I’m assuming it’s ing for a problem. Just drop it. surprisingly not-terrible 24th among the bikenot that,� Chris Dowd said. friendliest states. A curfew is in conflict with the downtown Dissing Denson: The last commission meetmaster plan’s emphasis on public gathering ing also included a sign that, as we approach Blake Aued Blake Aued

ACC Budget: Of all the spending cuts and tax and fee hikes in Athens-Clarke County’s 2014 budget, one of the smallest is getting the most attention. Mayor Nancy Denson’s $106 million proposed budget—a statement of community values as well as a spending plan—would eliminate guided tours at the Lyndon House Arts Center, saving $8,200. Commissioner Kathy Hoard said she’s already received “several inquiries� about the cut, which, at a budget hearing Thursday, May 9, led to a broader discussion of how to make the most of the Lyndon House, a beautiful but underused space. “We envisioned there would be wedding receptions, meetings and other activities at night and on weekends,� Hoard said, but no one seems to know it’s available. ACC Manager Alan Reddish promised that staff will “explore ways for the Lyndon House to be used more widely for events it hasn’t been used for in the past.� And the same goes for the Morton Theatre. The proposed budget includes a total of $488,000 in cuts, in addition to $2.2 million in new spending. Denson proposed a quartermill tax hike ($12.50 on the average $150,000 home) to fund a 2 percent raise for employees and operating costs for new SPLOST facilities like the expanded Clarke County Jail and the tennis center at Southeast Clarke Park. $93,000 included in the budget to staff the tennis center, in particular, riled up Commissioner Jerry NeSmith, who wondered why so much money was being devoted to something that benefits only a few, especially when many of those few are from other counties. He said that money could be better spent helping the Athens-Clarke County Library pay utility bills at its recently expanded building. NeSmith also floated the idea of raising bus fares (for the second year in a row) to extend Athens Transit service to the westside Stonehenge neighborhood and the Caterpillar plant. Not a bad idea, but as Assistant Manager Blaine Williams explained, raising fares leads to a drop in ridership, so

campaign season, the frosty relationship between Denson and the commission is about to break out into open warfare. In an almost unheard-of move, commissioners unanimously voted to override the mayor and force an item onto the agenda that she had blocked. Commissioner Jared Bailey wants the planning commission to start reviewing the pre-Internet law regulating what types of businesses people can operate out of their homes, which he said will encourage entrepreneurship. Denson refused to let that review move forward because it initially grew out of a request to allow dog-boarding in residential neighborhoods, which she opposes. But, of course, just because that’s what started the discussion doesn’t mean you’ll have a kennel full of yapping Yorkies next door.

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four out of the past six years, Athens and much full. We had a waiting list. People are ready to be ready for the of Georgia have been mired in drought. next drought.” At one point in late 2007, it got so bad that There’s no telling when that next drought might come, but Athens-Clarke County officials considered importing bottled “I don’t see us going back into a drought anytime soon,” Knox water and tapping Lake Chapman in Sandy Creek Park, because says. the city only had six weeks’ worth of drinking water left. Weather patterns have been moving north-south, rather “If it’s yellow, let it mellow” became Athenians’ motto. than east-west like they usually do, which accounts for all the People wouldn’t flush a toilet, let alone wash a car or sprinkle recent rain, as well as the wild temperature swings, she says. a lawn. Not even former Gov. Sonny Perdue’s prayers would The rain was enough to drench the soil so that Georgia can open up the skies. withstand a dry period. “It’s like a bank account,” she says. The situation improved by 2009. But in 2011, drought “Even if we go through a dry period, you have something to struck again. build on.” Heavy rainfall this year—including a record nine inches Summer rains in Georgia mainly depend on whether any in February—has refilled rivers, aquifers and reservoirs and tropical storms drift over the state. Experts are predicting an recharged the soil. active hurricane season, but more of the storms are expected “I think the last six months, we’ve been back to normal, to hit the East Coast, not the Gulf Coast, she says. An El Niño but it takes a while for those things to recover,” Athens-Clarke weather pattern hasn’t developed off South America’s Pacific County Water Conservation Coordinator Marilyn Hall says. coast—which means more tropical storms in North America— Drought is lingering only in a small slice of the Georgia but if one does, the warmer water will mean fewer tropical coast near Brunswick, according to University of Georgia clistorms. However, such predictions are iffy, she says. matologist Pam Knox. “After this week, after all the rain we’ve The uncertainty is one reason why Chris Manganiello, policy gotten since January, the whole state director at the Athens-based Georgia will be drought-free,” Knox says. River Network, questions the decision Effective May 1, Mayor Nancy “After all the rain we’ve gotten to lift outdoor water restrictions. Denson eased outdoor watering He agrees that bodies of water like since January, the whole state the North and Middle Oconee rivrestrictions for the first time in two years, and the restrictions could go ers (Athens’ main water sources) will be drought-free.” away entirely within the next month and Bear Creek Reservoir in Jackson or two. County (our source when the rivers Athens’ water conservation efforts have been highly effecget too low) are “in pretty good shape.” In fact, the North tive. Residents and businesses are using an average of 11 milOconee flooded last week, as anyone who tried to go on the lion gallons of water per day this month. Last summer—the greenway can attest to. season when there’s the least rainfall, evaporation is highest “I can’t remember when the North Oconee and Trail Creek and people use the most water—the average daily use was almost jumped their banks, but of course it’s not going to rain 14 million gallons, down from a peak of 26 million before the forever,” Manganiello says. 2007-2009 drought. “It’s about on par with what we’ve been Changing the outdoor watering rules could get people out using since the big drought four years ago,” Hall says. of the habit of conserving, he says. “What makes me nervous is Part of that drop is due to more awareness of water issues people have gotten used to these restrictions,” he says. “Do we stemming from the crisis six years ago. “We used to think of really want to tweak them, particularly if we have to change water as an unlimited resource,” Denson says. “I think citizens them back?” and government alike are thinking about it differently now.” Old habits die hard, though. Denson says she hasn’t turned And even though the drought is all but over, Athens resion a hose outside since her husband died. “When Bob was dents continue to conserve, Hall says. Interest is still high in alive, we had huge water bills,” she says. “I haven’t watered events like Roll Out the Barrels, an auction of artist-decorated the yard in seven years. It’s still green. It’s not dead.” rain barrels to benefit environment education Friday, May 17 at Athens’ tiered pricing system is still in place, which should 5:30 p.m. at the Lyndon House Arts Center. “If anything, it’s tamp down on excess water use. The system, instituted in increased,” Hall says. “I think our last drip-irrigation class was 2008, during a previous drought, set a baseline for households’



water usage, then charges extra for using more. “I’ve strayed out of that base rate a couple times, and it’s made me think hard about how I’m using that water,” Manganiello says. Denson says she receives weekly reports on local stream flows, reservoir level and soil moisture. The Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority—a partnership among Athens-Clarke, Barrow, Jackson and Oconee counties to run Bear Creek Reservoir—meets monthly to discuss outdoor watering restrictions and other issues. Any restrictions in effect in Athens are in effect in the other four counties, as well. “We’ll be keeping a close eye on it, but unless weather patterns change drastically, we should be fine through this summer season,” Denson says. Blake Aued

What Are the Watering Restrictions?  People with odd-numbered addresses can water on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  People with even-numbered addresses can water on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays  Spray irrigation, lawn sprinkling and hand watering without an automatic shutoff are still banned between 10 a.m.-­­­4 p.m.  Non-commercial car washes, filling pools, watering food gardens, hand watering. pressure washing by homeowners and hosing off sidewalks are allowed anytime on the appropriate day.  Drip irrigation, soaker hoses, commercial pressurewashing, irrigating newly installed turf for the first 30 days, watering golf course tee boxes and greens, hydroseeding, using well water and rainwater and reusing gray water are allowed any day, any time.  A permit from the Athens-Clarke Public Utilities Department is required to spray-irrigate new plantings on weekdays.

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Planning on Prince

Will It Ever Be a Complete Street?

If Not Now, When?

too. Perhaps to space out planning department assignments, commissioners decided last year to limit the discussion to zoning only. Nobody seems to remember when that happened, or why—work sessions are open to the public, but they are not televised, no official notes are taken and there are no formal votes.

If Not This, What? “Any project this extensive is going to be phased and prioritized,” Commissioner Kelly Girtz told Flagpole, but he didn’t remember the work session discussion. “To be honest, I don’t recall the specifics,” agreed Commissioner Andy Herod. If commissioners do decide to backtrack on a decision they don’t seem to recall having made, it will take awhile to undo it; the zoning question goes first to the planning commission, then back to the county commission no sooner than June. There are precedents for avoiding discussions of Prince Avenue, which have brought political firestorms in the past. In 1998, then-Mayor Doc Eldridge’s campaign included adding bike lanes to Prince Avenue, but it never happened. A 2001 study by ACC’s transportation department (which had received

“If you’re going to allow for more density and intensity of use along the corridor, make sure you have the infrastructure (in terms of traffic planning, pedestrian safety, protection of historic resources and other amenities),” wrote six members of a stakeholders committee Mayor Nancy Denson appointed to give feedback on the proposed zoning changes. County planner Bruce Lonnee, who has been working with the committee, told Flagpole that ACC commissioners had specifically directed planners at a work session late last year not to formulate any streetscape or traffic proposals for Prince. “They didn’t want us to initiate anything with GDOT at this point,” he said, referring to the state Department of Transportation, which must approve streetscape changes, because much of Prince is a state highway. The Oak/Oconee Street corridor, not Prince Avenue, will be the first test of the Complete Streets policy, Lonnee told Flagpole. Nor were members of the citizens’ committee encouraged to discuss historic preservation or transportation issues. “They did come up from time to time” at the committee’s meetings, said Dan Lorentz, a committee member and president of the Boulevard Neighborhood Association, but “we all sort of understood that [zoning] was the scope” of the committee’s input. “That’s a big, big problem,” said BikeAthens President Elliot Caldwell, who also served on the stakeholders committee. Several committee members and other citizens told the ACC Planning Commission earlier this month that zoning changes shouldn’t be considered in isolation from other Prince Avenue issues. “You’re putting the cart before the horse,” said Tony Eubanks, a longtime Prince Avenue activist. Planning commissioners seemed to agree: “Just picking land uses seems the wrong place to start,” said Chrissy Marlowe, citing dangers to pedestrians crossing Prince. Proposed zoning changes on Prince Avenue don’t include bike lanes. “We’re just not having the right conversation right now.” “numerous” requests for bike lanes on Prince Avenue) conACC commissioners need to apply the required resources to cluded that reducing the street from four lanes to three and questions about Prince, planning commissioner Lucy Rowland adding bike lanes would be “feasible” between downtown and said. Milledge Avenue; beyond Milledge, traffic counts are higher and “I just don’t want this to drag out for years, because everythe street is controlled by the state GDOT. one will be frustrated,” she said. The lane change could be accomplished with no loss of onPlanning Director Brad Griffin has estimated that a street parking, the study said. But the proposal became politiComplete Streets analysis by his department could take 18 cally charged, hysterical emails flew and then-Commissioner months; Griffin has insisted on spacing out assignments to his Hugh Logan orchestrated a dramatic vote that removed Prince department after having them piled on in the past. entirely from the county’s long-term Bicycle Master Plan. Nothing is likely to happen quickly on Prince. Commissioner David Lynn subsequently defeated Logan at Commissioners’ reluctance to raise issues of traffic or presthe polls, and a rather different group of commissioners later ervation may smack of politics—and changes to Prince have restored Prince to the bike plan. But the commission rejected certainly been controversial in past years, which is why they three-laning and bike lanes on Prince in 2005. haven’t already happened—but bureaucratic inertia is a factor,

Prince has also shown how negotiation can work to defuse conflicts like the threatened expansion of Athens Regional Medical Center into adjacent neighborhoods. In the early 2000s, CAPPA (Citizens’ Approach to Planning Prince Avenue), led by Eubanks, mounted a grassroots study to reimagine the entire corridor. It suggested adding trees along the right-ofway (as the county has since done) and parking lots, adding medians and bicycle lanes, putting utilities underground and turning some one-way street outlets into pedestrian malls. Some of CAPPA’s varied visualizations of Prince’s possible future are on view at They influenced the county’s own 2012 Prince Avenue Corridor Study, which some feel that commissioners are ignoring along with the new Complete Streets policy. That corridor study, developed by the ACC Planning Department, recommends increasing densities, both residential and commercial, along Prince. “Increases in transit frequency and neighborhood-oriented and -scaled businesses both require greater residential densities to sustain these services,” it says. “A detailed, master streetscape plan” should be developed for all segments of Prince Avenue, according to the study, and a traffic study should be done, with consideration given to mid-block crosswalks and “lane configuration changes” (preBlake Aued


thens-Clarke County now has a Complete Streets policy, but will it apply to Prince Avenue? Passed in December, Complete Streets signals ACC’s intention to accommodate all users—not just cars—when street changes are being planned, but it includes no specific projects or money. And in the meantime, ACC commissioners have explicitly excluded streetscape changes from an ongoing study and discussion about making zoning changes along Prince—an exclusion that doesn’t make sense to some participants. The proposed zoning changes would loosen some square footage limits on new development and were recommended by last year’s Prince Avenue Corridor Study, along with transition zones between businesses and neighborhoods. But that study by county planners makes broad recommendations for Prince that go far beyond zoning tweaks: It recommends streetscape changes, accommodation of “bike routes along, across, and/ or through” the entire length of Prince, protection of historic buildings and more greenspaces. So far, though, commissioners have only authorized moving forward on the new zoning category.

sumably three-laning with bicycle lanes and perhaps taking control of Prince from the state with attendant maintenance costs). Buildings on the Piedmont College and UGA Health Sciences campuses should be considered for historic protection, the study said, stronger greenspace connections and pocket parks should be developed and a new zoning category should be formulated for some parcels. Meanwhile, a public hearing on the proposed Prince Avenue zoning changes will be held on Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at George Hall on the University of Georgia Health Sciences Campus. John Huie



Still Big, But Better? Selig Development Up for Vote Next Month


residents will finally (finally!) get a chance to formally weigh in on Selig Enterprises’ controversial downtown development. A year and a half after the proposal was made public, Selig Enteprise filed plans with Athens-Clarke County earlier this month for a massive mixed use development on the Armstrong & Dobbs property between East Broad and Oconee streets. And, yes, it will require Athens-Clarke County Commission approval—but only for a small portion of the development. Part of the development would include ground-floor residential units, which are illegal downtown—ACC requires commercial space on the ground floor in the downtown area—so Selig will need a special use permit from the commission. The county planning commission is scheduled to make a recommendation on the request at its Thursday, June 6 meeting at 7 p.m. in the planning department’s Dougherty Street auditorium. (Public comment will be taken.) It’s only supposed to consider the narrow issue of whether ground floor residential should be allowed. “That’s what staff’s review is going to be held to, and that’s what the planning commission is supposed to focus on, not the big picture,” ACC planner Gavin Hassemer says. The “big picture” decision will be left to the ACC Commission at its Tuesday, July 2 meeting, should the planning commission issue a recommendation June 6, a time when many locals are likely to be out of town on vacation. However, even if the commission turns down the special use application, Selig could still build the development with retail on the ground floor. At the same time, Selig is also going through an alternative compliance process to get around minimum window requirements along Wikerson Street and part of East Broad Street because the topography and lack of space for on-street parking make ground-floor storefronts with windows impossible, says Jo Ann Chitty, senior vice president for the Atlanta-based firm. A public art mural could cover a blank wall along East Broad. “The way the topo goes with the road, and the way the buildings have to be constructed, it’s almost like a retaining wall,” Hassemer says. The alternative compliance process was put into place as part of downtown design guidelines approved in 2006 to give developers more flexibility to meet the guidelines. “It gives

them a chance to give and take,” Hassemer says. The ACC Planning Commission has final approval on that aspect of the plans. The requests prove that Protect Downtown Athens—the Patterson Hood-soundtracked activist group formed to fight, or at least positively influence the development—was right in saying that it wasn’t a “done deal” and didn’t meet the local zoning code. Co-founder Tony Eubanks isn’t ready to comment on it quite yet. “We appreciate Selig’s efforts to address some of our concerns with the previous plan,” he says. “It’s a significant change from the original proposal, and given the potential impact, we’re studying the plans to issue a careful analysis as soon as possible.”

The development is still gargantuan: half a million square feet, including a Walmart’s worth of commercial space (though divided up into smaller stores) and 375 apartments. But “the design has improved, thanks to public input that Mayor Denson sought to thwart,” says Russell Edwards, part of the People for a Better Athens movement that fought the development when Walmart, which has since backed out, was supposed to be the anchor. As promised, the development’s big box anchor is much smaller: 35,500 square feet, as opposed to 90,000 in the original 2011 proposal, which was never filed. The anchor has also been moved from the corner of Wilkerson and Oconee streets to the middle of the development, near the Hickory Street extension that will connect Oconee Street to the Multimodal Center. Another common complaint was that the development turned its back on the future Firefly Trail. Retailers and apartments will now line the rails-to-trails project on the east side of the development. There will be bike racks, a tire pump and outdoor tables along Firefly Trail, too, Chitty says. The development will draw an estimated 5,900 car trips per day, according to Selig’s 460-page traffic study. To accommodate those cars, the company plans to add a left turn lane to southbound Oconee Street, as well as a traffic signal at the intersection with Hickory Street Extension. That street will connect Oconee Street and the University of Georgia campus to the Multimodal Center. It will, according to Chitty, be “beyond what’s called for in the (ACC) transportation plan,” and will be able to accommodate buses and include sidewalks, bike lanes and a pedestrian plaza at the East Broad Street entrance. All those drivers will need places to park, and so will the nearly 1,000 people who could live there. The development will include about 1,400 parking spaces in two decks that are mostly hidden by apartments and stores. “We anticipate that the primary residents will be students,” Chitty says. “That’s the market.” Some of them could be converted to condos down the road, she adds. Additional student housing was needed to obtain financing and attract retailers to the development, she says. “The more residential there is downtown, the better it’s going to be for the businesses, the retailers and the restaurants.” Chitty says Selig is seeking “a mix of national, regional and local retailers that will be a good fit for Athens and this space. “No leases have been signed yet, but there is strong interest in this project.” Blake Aued



the reader DRINKING FROM THE FIREHOSE Recently I was listening to Daddiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House, my friend Buggâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wednesday-night Internet show on Radio Free Athens, as Bugg was interviewing members of local punkbilly outfit Grim Pickins and the Bastard Congregation. Amidst the free-floating conversation, somewhere between the on-air beer run and the question of just what the hell happened to Metallica, the topic of local rock shows came up, specifically why straight-up rock and roll seems to be foundering in this town. While a number of theories about changing audiences and current trends were batted about, one thing popped into my head: marketing, or rather the lack thereof. Yes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a given that Athens is never going to recapture the glory of its heyday in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s, when every bar in town had its doors thrown open or blown off by countless rock bands and every kid on the street was rushing between them to catch so-and-so before their set started. The lightning that struck then continues to crackle, however, and Athens remains a vibrant town for bands, artists, performers, writers, filmmakers and other creative types to practice and disseminate their respective arts. The problem is that while art is made in a thousand different ways here, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sell the way it should. Bands find the audiences of their friends dwindling rather than growing. Art openings are attended by other artists who come for the wine and cheese and leave emptyhanded. Community theater openings attract the season-ticket holders and members of the company and still draw half-houses. Across the board, the arts community remains a closed circle with diminishing returns. The reason? Poor promotion, inadequate publicity and lazy marketing. Facebook provides my news, my gossip and what passes for my social life. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also where I find out about upcoming shows and performancesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that is, provided Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been invited or happen to catch it in my news feed, and recognize any of the bands or players, or get a wild hair up my ass to click on the link. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m one guy who happens to have an interest in supporting local artists and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a crapshoot to inform me of upcoming gigs. Flyers downtown are one piece of paper among hundreds of them. And much as I love this hippie socialist rag youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re reading right now, one bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blurb in the Calendar is just not enough. I know weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all artists here and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather be making art than hustling it, but in our current climate of information deluge, of drinking from the firehose, we have to fit our heads for an entrepreneurial hat. We have to become salesmen for our work. We need to become marketers, constantly on the hunt for new ways to make our work stand out and take off. We may not like to think of our creative endeavors as commodities to be bought and sold, but as author Joe R. Lansdale puts it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hemingway cashed his checks.â&#x20AC;? The best marketing tool, in art and music as in any other product or service, is word-of-

mouth, but how do you go about generating it in our culture of constant and overwhelming noise? Fortunately, Wharton professor Jonah Berger addresses this issue in his crisp, tight new book Contagious: Why Things Catch On (Simon & Schuster, 2013). This remarkable book is nothing less than a crash-course in viral marketing, and while it may not address the arts specifically, it outlines a simple but effective formula for spinning any product into widespread currency. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re selling widgets or rock operas, the book is worth picking up. Bergerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book builds on years of research into a broad sampling of viral phenomena, many of which he recounts anecdotally here. That guy Jared who lost 250 pounds eating Subway and propelled the chain to toptier fast-food status. The inventor of the iPad-eating blender whose YouTube videos moved thousands of units. The creator of the hundred-dollar Philly cheesesteak. Berger uses these and other examplars of the ordinary rendered extraordinary to demonstrate how the right idea can infect the social consciousness and spread when administered with keen psychological and sociological insight. The formula Berger proposes boils down to six steps, to which he gives the acronym STEPPS: Social Currency, Triggers, Emotion, Public, Practical Value and Stories. As he outlines each component of his viral-marketing concoction, Berger offers up an array of practical examples backed with hard data that avoids dry wonkiness and steps lively. Take Kit-Kat candy bars, a perennial favorite (the jingle now resides in our DNA) that was nonetheless on the verge of extinction from a market dip a few years back. While this seems surprising, what is more startling is the market surge the product received after one marketer hit on the unusual idea of pairing Kit-Kats with coffee in an ad campaign. Berger shows how this bit of wildcat wisdom worked through the application of the principles he outlines here, which boils down to a simple rethinking of the product from the consumerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s point of view. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a concept all producers of goods and services should keep in mind but that few do, fundamental as it is. One neednâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily change the packaging, advertise it louder, or find ways to make it (ugh) â&#x20AC;&#x153;new and improved!â&#x20AC;? Ultimately, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about the product; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about us. Contagious is a great read, short (especially for a business-oriented book by an academic) and enjoyable throughout (ditto). More to the point, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a useful read with practical applications for everyone with a product to sell, and if you are an artist of any stripe, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got units to move. I for one would love to see more musicians, writers, artists and creative people in this town be able to quit their day jobs. Learning to channel some of that creativity into marketing their work uniquely and effectively is a giant step in that direction. John G. Nettles

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movie dope Some releases may not be showing locally this week. • indicates new review 42 (PG-13) Something about the challenges faced by Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) as he broke the color barrier in professional baseball feels so much more singular than your average true tale of successfully bucking the odds. Boseman’s performance is not a skilled mimicry like so many other portrayals of famous persons; he imbues Robinson with such strength of character and composure. THE BIG WEDDING (R) The Big Wedding should be celebrated as a strong candidate for worst film of the year. The opening gag combines an exwife stumbling upon her former spouse and his girlfriend in the midst of sex. Oh the guffaws! They can only be matched by a grown daughter throwing up on her dad. Hilarious! Seriously, The Big Wedding is populated by offensive, meanly unfunny characters differentiated by their virginity or lack thereof. The sinking ship of a movie has nary one likable, nuanced character to grab onto like a life raft. Avoid these nuptials at all costs. THE COMPANY YOU KEEP (R) A lawyer (Robert Redford) goes on the run after a young reporter (Shia LaBeouf) outs him as a member of the domestic terrorist organization, the Weather Underground. Naturally, the newspaperman discovers more to the story than first thought. The mystery isn’t terribly hard to solve (the clues are dropped a bit too obviously), but the decrease in tension is made up for by onscreen talent. The Company You Keep isn’t hip (though one might wonder how Redford’s nearly 80-yearold fugitive doesn’t break one). It’s a natural, narrative extension of Redford’s career. (Ciné) THE CROODS (PG) Despite its underwhelming trailers, The Croods stands out as one of the best non-Pixar animated family films released in the last few years. A family of cavemen— dad Grug (v. Nicolas Cage), mom Ugga (v. Catherine Keener), teen daughter Eep (v. Emma Stone), dumb son Thunk (v. Clarke Duke), feral baby Sandy and grandma (v. Cloris Leachman)—are forced on a cross-country road trip after their cave is destroyed by the impending “end of the world.” ERASED (R) Mix a cut-rate Bourne Identity with a little Liam Neeson-ish Taken action and you wind up with the bland-looking concoction called Erased. Aaron Eckhart stars as a guy who wears a suit to work and happens

to be a decommissioned black ops agent. Former music video director Philipp Stolzl received higher marks for his Young Goethe in Love, but this action flick looks in dire need of a stronger script. With Liana Liberato as the endangered daughter and Olga Kurylenko. FRANCES HA (R) Could this be Greta Gerwig’s big, Lena Dunham-ish break? She co-wrote this comedy with director Noah Baumbach (The Squid & the Whale), and judging from the trailer, it could be an indie smash. Think “Girls” on the big screen (but no Dunham). Frances (Gerwig) works for a dance troupe, though she’s not a dancer, and goes all in for her dreams. With Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver (“Girls”) and another daughter of Meryl Streep, Grace Gummer. FROM UP ON POPPY HILL (PG) 2011. Legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki collaborates with his son Goro’s second feature. (His first was Tales from Earthsea.) As the 1964 Tokyo Olympics approach, a group of teenagers in Yokohama seek to save their school clubhouse. Japan’s biggest domestic hit of 2011 won the Best Animation Film prize from the Awards of the Japanese Academy. • THE GREAT GATSBY (PG-13) Like all Baz Luhrmann’s films save Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby left me highly conflicted. A creative, stylistic tour de force, the film starts off kinetic to the point of claustrophobia. The constant moving and zooming camera and non-stop edits choke the air out of the first act; the film just needs to stop and catch its breath for a moment. The film doesn’t stop its constant Charlestoning until Nick Carroway (Tobey Maguire) meets reclusive millionaire Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) at one of the latter’s renowned parties. Finally, the film takes a hiccupping breath. Luhrmann’s always favored style over substance, and the Roaring ‘20s are a great place to indulge his whims. However, his hyperactive visualization fill his adaptation of Fitzgerald’s classic novel with the air of parody. The film often feels like a musical with the song-and-dance numbers cut out. Still, its liveliness bests Jack Clayton’s dull 1974 adaptation starring an especially wooden Robert Redford. DiCaprio better imbues Gatsby with the decade’s decadent hopefulness. THE HOST (PG-13) What Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novels did to horror,

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she does to science fiction in The Host. Alien invaders have conquered Earth. Most of humanity has had their bodies taken over by an extraterrestrial tenant. When the invaders implant a soul named Wanderer into the body of Melanie Styder (Saoirse Ronan), Melanie fights back, eventually convincing/leading Wanderer to Melanie’s human family and friends, a group of desert-living rebels. Once there, Wanda, as the humans call her, falls for one boy, while Melanie continues to love Jared (Max Irons). You knew Meyer would work her love triangle (or in this case, love rectangle?) into the plot somewhere. IDENTITY THIEF (R) With two kids and another on the way, Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) is struggling to make ends meet. Having his identity stolen by friendless Diana (Melissa McCarthy) only further aggravates his financial distress. Strangely, the gags work best when Bateman’s straight man and McCarthy’s manic criminal bond rather than fight. Too bad the mean-spirited comic scenarios cooked up by screenwriter Craig

have a taste for human flesh. Of course, this new telling has to involve a love interest, headstrong Princess Isabelle (Eleanor Tomlinson), who Jack sets out to rescue. • MUD (PG-13) Boasting a star-studded cast of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Sam Shepard, Ray McKinnon, Michael Shannon, Sarah Paulson and Joe Don Baker, Jeff Nichols’ third feature offers this promising rising filmmaker with his best chance of widespread success. A coming of age tale set in the disappearing wilds of the small town south, Mud aims high, as Nichols attempts to channel Mark Twain, and hits the target square in the bull’s eye. Two teens—Ellis (Tye Sheridan, Tree of Life) and Neckbone (newcomer Jacob Lofland)—discover a boat in a tree. They also discover McConaughey’s Mud, a fugitive living in the boat in the tree, while he waits to escape with the love of his life, Juniper (Witherspoon). Ellis also feels the sting of family troubles and first love/first heartbreak. Mud watches like a work of modern literature, capturing the last gasps of

I can’t hear you, Captain. I’m only getting two bars. Mazin (Scary Movies 3 and 4 and The Hangover: Parts II and III) lack originality. Director Seth Gordon and his hilarious stars have done and will do comedy better. IRON MAN 3 (PG-13) Happily, Shane Black has taken over the Iron Man franchise from Jon Favreau (Black also co-wrote the script), and it’s mostly a blast right out of 1987. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) may be the rare superhero alter ego that is more interesting out of costume, but watching him investigate a mystery in Small Town, Tennessee (child sidekick in tow) felt more like episodic television than the initial, post-Avengers solo adventure. The Iron Man franchise goes 0 for 3 on villains; none are in Iron Man’s league. The potential of The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) is wasted with a twist that, while amusingly executed, leaves the film villainously bereft. Such minor quibbles don’t devalue Iron Man 3’s entertainment worth; it’s one high quality blockbuster. JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (PG-13) While far from a bad fantasy film, this retooled telling of the classic children’s stories, Jack the Giant Killer and Jack and the Beanstalk, does little to fire the imagination once the credits roll. We all know the story: young Jack (Marcus Hoult, whose romzom Warm Bodies showed loads more creativity) gets some magic beans, from which a giant beanstalk grows. At the top of the leafy, green ladder is a land full of giants who

a dying culture as one boy becomes a man. As one of 2013’s more challenging films, Mud dethrones its closest competitor, The Place Beyond the Pines, as it reminds me of early David Gordon Green, before all his releases blended into the same, artless marijuana-addled haze. OBLIVION (PG-13) The new Tom Cruise action, sci-fi spectacle is a doozy of a looker. Everything from the set design to the vehicle design to the music (scored by M83) is stylishly crafted and a visual/aural knockout. After fighting off an alien invasion via nuclear destruction, humanity has moved off-planet to Titan, a moon of Saturn. Two people, tech Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) and his communications liaison Victoria (Andrea Riseborough), have been left behind, tasked to protect the giant hydroreactors that power Titan using remnants of the alien invaders. But Jack’s world is turned upside down by the arrival of a NASA scientist (Olga Kurylenko) of whom Jack has been dreaming, and by the discovery of human survivors, led by Malcolm Beech (Morgan Freeman). Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski co-scripted Oblivion from his own graphic novel, and despite its derivative pieces, the whole narrative coheres rather well. PAIN & GAIN (R) With the subtlety of an 18 wheeler, Pain & Gain chronicles the true story of three bodybuilders— Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg), Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson) and Adrian

Doorbal (Anthony Mackie)—who turn to crime in order to achieve the American Dream. If you were hoping director Michael Bay had a quirky indie crime caper in him, he doesn’t. The film is too long, sledgehammeringly artless and mindnumbingly dumb. It’s a film created in the image of its characters and equally as appealing as those amateur criminals. Would I have preferred a shorter, pulpier version of this tale (or better yet, an award winning documentary)? Yes. Will I accept this musclebound, meathead movie? Certainly, but only once. • PEEPLES (PG-13) The directorial debut of Tina Gordon Chism, the writer of ATL and Drumline, might as well be called Meet the Peeples. Stop me if this plotline sounds familiar. A guy, Wade Walker (Craig Robinson, who makes more out of his time in the spotlight than most comic actors would), in love with a girl, Grace Peeples (Kerry Washington, Django Unchained), who is way out of his league, seeks to please her domineering father, federal judge Virgil Peeples (David Alan Grier, whose believability as Washington’s father does more to make me feel my age than the increasing gray of my beard). The “chocolate Kennedys,” as Wade calls the Peeples, have their own problems, which lead to sub-sitcom problems and hijinks. Wade’s brother, a doll doctor (Malcolm Barrett), refers to a “black ‘Three’s Company,’” a fairly fitting description of the entire movie. I wouldn’t be shocked to see producer Tyler Perry turning this flick into his latest TBS sitcom. Imagine the hilarity of the Browns-Peeples crossover. No seriously, you’ll have to imagine the laughs because they won’t exist. A PLACE AT THE TABLE (PG) This new documentary from the same production company that released Food, Inc. examines the hunger pangs felt by millions of Americans every day. Thankfully, filmmakers Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush also offer solutions. The inimitable Jeff Bridges appears as himself, as do five-time James Beard Foundation Medal winner Tom Colicchio, Ken Cook and Raj Patel. A Place at the Table was nominated for the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize. The music is coolly provided by The Civil Wars and T Bone Burnett. (Ciné) THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (R) Writer-director Derek Cianfrance’s follow-up to Blue Valentine is constructed like three short stories, all connected by one major event. In the first story, Ryan Gosling stars as Luke Glanton, a stunt bike rider who turns to bank robbery to take care of his young son and baby mama (Eva Mendes). The second story stars Bradley Cooper as Avery Cross, a rookie police officer turned hero turned whistleblower. The final arc connects the two men via their similarly aged sons in ways much less profound than the somber film or its imperious running time imply. An ambitious character study of fathers and sons, The Place Beyond the Pines isn’t an easy watch, but is ultimately more rewarding than arduous. (Ciné) SAFE HAVEN (PG-13) One thing I enjoy about reviewing movies is having a readymade excuse for watching sappy romances like Safe Haven. 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. THE SAPPHIRES (PG-13) Based on a true story, this comedy follows four Australian Aboriginal women and their manager as they form a singing group in 1968 and tour Vietnam to perform for the troops, featuring feel-good musical numbers mixed with political conflict. (Ciné) SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (R) 2012. After being released from a state mental hospital, Pat (Bradley Cooper) meets Tiffany (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. Silver Linings Playbook has an awkward edge that makes even the smallest successes so much sweeter. David O. Russell’s fiery demeanor and beautiful writing certainly ignites his actors. Silver Linings Playbook should not be missed. SNITCH (PG-13) Construction bigwig John Matthews (The Rock, né Dwayne Johnson) will do anything to lessen his son Jason’s jail time after a drug arrest. Matthews convinces one of his ex-con employees, Daniel (Jon Bernthal, late of “The Walking Dead”), to introduce him to a drug dealer, Malik (Michael K. Williams), in order to cut a deal with federal prosecutor Joanne Keeghan (Susan Sarandon), who could use a big bust to boost her congressional campaign. Refreshingly, Johnson spends most of the movie in desperate dad mode as opposed to real life action figure. Appearances be damned, Snitch is no ‘80s action rehash; the movie’s got too much gravitas for Ah-nuld, even in his prime. l STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (PG-13) J.J. Abrams (recently picked to helm Star Wars VII) continues his reboot of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek universe. Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and his crew—Spock (Zachary Quinto), Bones (Karl Urban), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Sulu (John Cho) and Chekhov (Anton Yelchin)—go after a terrorist (Benedict Cumberbatch, best known for the BBC’s “Sherlock”) that many people are wistfully hoping to be Khan, the antagonist from the best Trek movie, Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan. We’ll find out soon enough. STORIES WE TELL (PG-13) Sarah Polley follows up her Academy Award nominated Away from Her with this extraordinary looking, quite personal documentary about her own family. Using Super 8 footage and family interviews, Polley seeks to uncover the mystery of her parentage. Apparently, her dad isn’t really her dad, and she uses her chosen medium to find the truth. Stories We Tell has won several Canadian Film Awards and was an official selection of the Sundance, Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals. TO THE WONDER (R) 2012. Terrrence Malick delivers a second movie in two years after a lengthy hiatus. This one is a romantic melodrama featuring an indecisive man (Ben Affleck) caught between the love of two very different women (Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko). Early reviews seem to suggest that the visuals are at least slightly reminiscent of the gauzy, sun-soaked Tree of Life, but that the story is more linear. (Ciné) Drew Wheeler

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Tuesday, May 14, local dream-pop outfit pacificUV released its fourth full-length, the dense, engaging After the Dream You Are Awake. The new record comes on the heels of Weekends, the group’s 2012 album, which ended up on more than a few yearend lists, including Flagpole’s. We sat down with pacificUV frontman Clay Jordan and new bandmember Laura Solomon to discuss the new album, song by song.

1. “24 Frames”

Flagpole: There was a pretty substantial time gap between Longplay 2 and Weekends. But After the Dream You Are Awake drops only about a year after its predecessor. Does it feel like a particularly fertile period for pacificUV? Clay Jordan: I am 37, which isn’t that old, really, but in Athens, where it seems like everyone is 22, I feel like an old man being issued his last rites. Couple that with rock music being a youthful art form, and I do feel a sense of urgency to be more prolific. My mid-20s were pretty much spent at the Manhattan. If I had spent half of that time working on music, the pacificUV discography would now be twice as big. Our next record will either be a masterpiece or it will be our last.

2. “Christine”

FP: So, um. Who’s Christine? CJ: This song is super creepy and told from the point of view of a stalker. At first we only had the chorus and kind of worked backwards from there, imagining who this term would apply to. I have never written with a character in mind, and it is quite liberating to try on another persona and not feel like you have to express your own feelings in every song. There are some stellar stalker songs out there, like “Every Breath You Take” by The Police and “Climbing Up the Walls” by Radiohead. Not sure “Christine” can be mentioned in the same breath as these, but hopefully it fits in somewhere.

3. “Russians”

FP: Darkwave-y. Laura, how did you join the fold? Laura Solomon: I was hanging out with Clay a lot and kept hearing all these demo tracks and started having ideas. Eventually, I woke up one morning with all of the lyrics and melodies for “Wolves Again” in my head, made a demo, gave it to Clay, who gave it to Suny [Lyons], and then they both invited me in to start collaborating. CJ: I think “Russians” foreshadows the direction that our next record will go: darker, faster, more electronic. I have been threatening for a while now to make an abrasive electronic record (like XTRMNTR by Primal Scream), and now is the time. I have gotten the four-minute electro-pop genre thing out of my system.



4. “Eyes Without a Face”

FP: Lyrically, this song’s pretty bleak. Or is it? LS: No question about it, it’s bleak. But it’s another story of awakening and the role dreams play as both purveyors of illusion and revelation. And it’s totally catchy, especially with Billy Idol’s questionable bridge removed. CJ: I have always loved this song, but the Idol version was always a bit cheesy, with the ‘80s production coupled with his pompous croon. I hope our version captures a bit more of the melancholy and wistfulness of the lyrics.

a portrait of an afternoon, coming home from school and all that, the emotional depth hinging on a paradox: the desire one experiences as a child to run toward adulthood juxtaposed against the nostalgia one often experiences as an adult to run backwards in time. But after we finished editing in Pro Tools, all I could hear was this warning, the car horns, the crickets— everything seemed like an alarm that whispered or screamed “Run, get away from here.” It was two days after the Newtown shootings, and I think without our directly realizing it, we were also meditating on that.

5. “Wolves Again”

8. “American Lovers”

FP: This album seems to veer away from the textural, atmospheric stuff that characterized Weekends and more toward an upbeat direction. CJ: I kind of see this song as the counterpart of “Christine,” only told from the female’s perspective. Talking with women of all ages, it’s kind of astounding how often they get catcalls on the street and ogled by men. For a lot of women, these “wolves” are an incessant problem. Just last week, my friend in New York got harassed by a man who followed her for blocks. LS: I guess for the reasons Clay cites, and despite its disco beat, I’ve never really thought of “Wolves Again” as upbeat— but maybe I should. It’s definitely an empowering song in which a would-be victim gains momentum and ultimately undergoes spiritual transformation after having taken some hard hits. So, maybe it’s literally an upbeat song? Musically speaking, I’d say we were going for something darkly powerful and pummeling.

6. “I Think It’s Coming”

FP: As soon as I say that about the album being upbeat, here’s the downeriest of all downer jams. Are you suckers for the sad, slow stuff? CJ: In our culture, there has been a proliferation of apocalyptic songs, films, etc. in the past few decades. With global warming, wars and the myriad of other horrible things happening on a daily basis, it seems like our civilization has a collective death wish… Freud posited that we all secretly want to die, and the more I experience humans’ tendency to selfdestruct, I think he might be right.

7. “Run”

FP: What’s the sample around the one-minute mark? CJ: Laura went out with a microphone and recorded kids as they left school for the day. LS: The exact words are “Bye Arthur, have a good weekend, see you Monday. Harswell, stay in line!” I can’t reveal where this was lifted, because I got in trouble with the principal for recording it. Originally, our idea with the samples was to create

FP: Many things about After the Dream suggest to me that it’s meant to be heard as an album, one of them being that this song, super-poppy and obviously single-worthy as it is, is held until near the end. LS: Thank you. I definitely hope that people listen to it as an album. It’s meant to be read like a book. CJ: This is my favorite song on the record and, in my opinion, the most fully realized. We made a concerted effort to keep the instrumentation minimal so that the nuances of the tone and texture come through… Each instrument is clear and resonant. One of the highlights of recording was coming back from lunch and hearing the astounding harmony that Suny added to the final chorus.

9. “I Wanna Be You”

FP: “In the world you know/ The dream won’t last.” What’s this dream you keep harping about? LS: It’s actually “In the world you know/ A dream won’t last.” I point this out only because we’re bringing up dreaming in various contexts throughout the album, as delusion from which you’re eventually forced to wake, as a heightened state of consciousness that reveals some existential beauty or a mystery to which you might ordinarily remain oblivious. There’s the past as a dream; the future, too. There’s probably a political implication, a nod to music in general as a dream you participate in for a while, a protest against the specific genre we might get lumped into—and there are inevitably some “life is but a dream” overtones. Gabe Vodicka

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Athens’ Oldies Radio Revolution If you’re one to scan the dial in five o’clock traffic, you’ve likely noticed that a new radio station has cropped up in the last year, one that presents programming unlike any other station in town: EZFM, the only oldies/easy listening station in Athens (at 88.1) and Lake Oconee (89.9). Its slogan? “Music to Your Years.” EZFM, a commercial-free 501(c)(3) that relies on listener donations and sponsorships to stay on the air, was founded in June 2012 by James Hutto, a heavyset man in his early 30s who jokes, unfairly, that he has “a face for radio.” He projects

saw a lot of ugliness at the corporate level,” he explains.) After stepping away for a few years, during which time he married and started a family, Hutto decided to return both to his hometown and to the industry he loved. He returned to WMSL as programming director in 2006 and stayed on until last year, when he hatched the idea for EZFM. At the time, 88.1 was a foundering station specializing in Christian programming. Hutto was consulting with the station on technical issues, and one day, he says, its owner asked him, “If you had the opportunity, what would you format this with? How would you change the station?” Drawing from the example of his father, the programmer for one of the standardbearers of easy listening radio, Atlanta’s WPCH, Hutto proposed EZFM. “The end game was always to take care of… the older generation, because they’re not really serviced,” Hutto says, noting that technology and consumer culture have largely left that market behind. “Those are the people who helped define who we are. They are the generation that helped stabilize this country through wars. And I felt like their needs weren’t being met.” In the age of smartphones and Spotify, many younger people take for granted that they have access to virtually all media, from anywhere, at any time. But their parents’ and grandparents’ generations often don’t have that luxury, having either not adopted or been assimilated into the culture of the digital age. A favorite song is not necessarily just a click away. With his station, Hutto has created access where there was none before. “A lot of our transportation vehicles listen to the station, and several people who came into the office recommended that we sponsor them,” says Kadee Holt of the Athens Community Council on Aging. “We’re serving the same demographic.” But it’s not only older folks who have taken notice. Hutto reports that he also has a strong fanbase among college students, and he regularly gets phone calls from listeners moved to tears by hearing songs from their youth. “There’s some song this woman [requests] all the time—Vic Damone. She loves that guy. Calls up and says, ‘Thank you so much for playing Vic Damone. My mom used to always listen to him when we were doing laundry. And it just reminds me of that smell and being at home.’ That’s what we do. That’s why we say ‘Music to Your Years.’ This is the soundtrack of your whole entire life.” Above all, Hutto is a believer in the family aspect of radio. “I got to learn from someone who really believes in this as a craft,” he says. “My most memorable times in my life were watching my old man do his thing and being good at it. We go out to remotes, and my kids get to grow up around radio. They get a kick out of it—and they love wearing the [EZFM] t-shirts.” As Hutto prepares to head out from the station this particular afternoon, a well groomed man in his 50s wanders into ABC Printing, the West Broad Street building from which EZFM broadcasts. Tapping lightly on the door, he enters. “I’m with the pastors over at Beech Haven [Baptist Church],” he says, beaming and reaching out to shake Hutto’s hand. “Just wanted to say I listen all the time!” The smile on Hutto’s face could not be wider. He’s practicing his craft, and the people love it.

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a calm and confident air that puts others at ease. Red-headed, with a quick smile and arrestingly blue eyes, he leans forward in his office chair in conversation, fully engaged, sometimes studying his fingers when he’s lost in thought. Hutto began his career in radio in 1992, at the age of 12. His father was a radio man and worked with the likes of Marlin Taylor, who went on to help found XM Radio. At the time, he was working for 88.9 WMSL in Athens. “They had interns, and a bunch of people didn’t show up. And they had some shifts at night they needed filled,” Hutto says of his first gig in the radio business. “I went in and did like a six-hour shift… it was carts and reel-to-reel machines and some CDs, that kinda thing.” Hutto has rarely stepped away from the mic since. He worked with WMSL through junior high and high school, before dropping out in 1997 and joining Southern Broadcasting, which managed such local stations as Rock 103.7. He bounced between companies in the Athens area for a few years before relocating to Atlanta to work for Clear Channel, a move that eventually caused him to walk away from radio altogether. (“I

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threats & promises Music News And Gossip Three Is A Magic Number: Triple-threat rappers Mad Axes have a new video out for the track â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maple Branch.â&#x20AC;? The smooth jam is from the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s album You Are The Real Monster, and you can find it in glorious black and white on Flagpoleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music blog, Homedrone ( In other news, Mad Axes has a new album slated for a summer release thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being busily finished up, although it remains untitled for now. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a new album upcoming under the name Hammer Squadron, which includes all of Mad Axes, Tom Television (Future Ape Tapes), Sawmill Slang, Mochasage, SOHI and DJ Triz. No clue yet as to when thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be released. I was about to make a smart-ass comment regarding proper squadrons versus the number of artists actually participating, and then I realized I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know a damn thing about any type of squadron. So Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just lead you toward and let you chew on that for a while.

Composed of bassist Larry Aquaviva, guitarist Steve Hunter and Columbia, SC drummer Charles â&#x20AC;&#x153;CJâ&#x20AC;? Russell, this trio of veterans has exactly one gig under its belt. But that belt is a big olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; leathery rock and roll master whip. I called Hunter to get the full scoop. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Larryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s band, [but] we worked together for about six months before we found CJ. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this fat sound that just happens. A wall of sound. Like a wall of very warm, fat sound with a lot of energy behind it.â&#x20AC;? I immediately made mental references to old Athens rockers Refuse Factory, Clevelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Styrenes and even a little MC5. There are no solid recording plans, because group members want to get â&#x20AC;&#x153;at least a dozen gigs done before [they] think about that.â&#x20AC;? Live show website patchndent. com recorded the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debut gig, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not posted just yet, so keep clicking there until it is. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one video posted over at if you wanna check that out, too.

Friday Night Lights: The gritty Southern rockers in Holy Liars will wrap up a residency this week at Flicker Theatre & Bar, where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve performed the previous two Fridays. In pure residency style, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been hammering out some new songs, relaxing with some cover tunes and inviting some guests to join them. This is all kind of a big deal considering the band hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t played live in about a year. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been busy remixing its 2010 album, Dirtbag, with Clay Leverett guesting on vocals and additional instrumentation, in anticipation of a digital release. The last time to catch the group during its Flicker stay is Friday, May 17, when it shares the bill with Woodfangs. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never caught Holy Liars before and wanna grab a taste of what you can expect, head to, tip your hat and say hey.

Five Guys: Athens supergroup Seize Novembre released a a couple of digital singles back in June and July 2012 and thenâ&#x20AC;Ś nothing! Except, now, each songâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;?Win Youâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ah, Merdeâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;occupies a side on a brand new 7-inch single. The first 50 copies are available exclusively at the Project Safe Thrift Store on Hawthorne Avenue. After that, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll presumably be available elsewhere, but those first 50 copies have got to go first. The group includes Jon Lester (Radio:Tahiti), David Barbe, Patrick Ferguson (Five Eight), Steve Fitzpatrick (Unus Mundus) and Kevin Sweeney (Hayride). You can try to stream the tracks at, but I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get them going. They were more easily listened to at at

Kick Out The Jams: Sometimes the sweetest stuff happens at just the last minute. I got a wild tip on brand new Athens band The Honey Sliders just as this issue was going to bed and, damn, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad we held the press.

White Punks On Hope: Although now split between here, Tennessee and Mississippi, the remorseless punk rockers in Dead Dog still point their chins toward the sky and say â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes we can!â&#x20AC;? as often as possible. To wit, the band has its third album at the pressing plant right now. It was recorded over a two year period


Dead Dog in Bloomington, IN and is reportedly taking forever to get back, so bandmembers are making homemade copies on CD-Rs and cassettes and will sell those on the road as placeholders for the actual vinyl. Then theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just mail the records out when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re back, because why lose only a few dollars on tour when you can lose all the dollars on tour? The new LP is to be released on Dead Broke Rekerds, to boot! Please see if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe me. All jibes aside, though, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always thought of Dead Dog as one of the premier melodic bands in Athens. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll kick off its tour May 31 at Farm 255, which also happens to be the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first show since September. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of a knockout bill, too, with Portland, ORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Woolen Men (woolenmen.bandcamp. com), Brooklynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lame Drivers and Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Eureka California. Dead Dog will be on the road for almost three weeks, hitting a lot of the Midwest and Texas and a bit of the deep South. A Man For All Seasons: The kudos of the year, at least so far, go out to Athens teacher and musician Jim Willingham (Old Smokey, Ham1) for his selfless bravery in rescuing three Oglethorpe Elementary students from a

potentially deadly rip current on Tybee Island May 1. The students were on a 4-H Club trip and were allowed to wade into the water up to knee level, but the current pulled six of them into deeper waters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was crazy,â&#x20AC;? says Willingham. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two counselors dove in, I dove in and another teacher, Sarah Lewis, dove in. The last kid I pulled out only had his head sticking out, and my arms were going numb by that point. He pulled me under for a minute, but I was able to get him to shore and give him mouth to mouth resuscitation.â&#x20AC;? All six kids were rescued, with four being admitted to an area hospital. (They have since been released.) When asked how he was coping, Jim said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing pretty good. I had a car wreck about a month ago, and it was really rough. I started swimming a bunch since then, because it was easier on my legs. I used to be a lifeguard and a competitive swimmer. [But] it was weird. It was one of those God moments, where you just get this strength. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like wow, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m here for a reason. I started swimming for a reason. I feel a little redeemed. Like a renewed [sense of] purpose.â&#x20AC;? Hats off, Jim! Gordon Lamb

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Rounding out the academic year for the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts’ Global Georgia Initiative, James A Joseph—U.S. ambassador to South Africa from 1995–1999—will present “Leadership as a Way of Being: Reflections on Nelson Mandela, Servant Leadership and Personal Renewal.” Joseph served in the administrations of four U.S. Presidents and has made lifelong contributions to voluntarism and civil society. He is Emeritus Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at Duke University and the director of the United States–Southern Africa Center for Leadership and Public Values, a bi-national partnership between Duke and the University of Cape Town that focuses on enhancing the capacity of emerging leaders in South Africa and historically disadvantaged communities in the U.S. The lecture is presented in partnership with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. [Jessica Smith]

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Since the band’s latest album, Local Business, starts out with lyrics like “By now I think we’ve established/ That everything is inherently worthless/ And there’s nothing in the universe/ With any kind of objective purpose,” you might get the idea that Glen Rock, NJ rockers Titus Andronicus would put on a real bummer of a live show. Sure, the band, fronted by noted literature and history buff Patrick Stickles, might delve into some pretty dark material, but it’s widely known for its epic, celebratory sets. If Titus’ anthemic tunes aren’t enough to persuade you to go to this show, the bill features more punk rock goodness from Brooklyn’s So So Glos. The Glos’ latest release, Blowout!, is making waves after a recent knockout performance on “Letterman” and a rave review from Rolling Stone. [Dan Mistich]


George Jones Tribute Night 40 Watt Club · 10 p.m. · $5 The twang of vintage country music has long been at the heart of local songwriter Clay Leverett’s sound. This weekend, he will lead a celebration of one of his heroes: George Jones, who passed away last month. Leverett recalls opening for Jones in 2010 and hanging out on the legend’s tour bus afterwards. “We talked about how new country music sucks and the old, traditional stuff was good. George told me that he thought I was a good traditional singer. It was awesome.” Friday, Leverett will be joined by three of his Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy bandmates—pedal

steel player John Neff, keyboardist Neal Golden and drummer Bo Bedingfield—as well as Brandon Reynolds on bass and Scott Baxendale on guitar. The band will touch on Jones’ hits and a few deep cuts, too, plus a few extra surprises. Local country crew The Burning Angels open. [Ballard Lesemann] ART | Friday, May 17

Roll Out the Barrels Silent Auction Lyndon House Arts Center · 5:30 p.m. Spearheaded by the ACC Water Conservation Office, Roll Out the Barrels is an annual project in which ordinary rain barrels are transformed into unique pieces of functional garden art by two dozen local artists, this year including Peter Loose, Jamie Calkin, “Cap Man” Jim Straehla, Dan Smith, David Mack, Heidi Hensley and Christina Ward. Many of the decorated barrels are auctioned off at prices comparable to those of standard in-store barrels—and far less than what a traditional painting of their sizeable dimensions would typically sell for—making this an opportunity to take home some truly affordable and earth-friendly art. Proceeds from the silent auction benefit the Athens Green School Program, an initiative that ensures environmental education is taught in classrooms through projects focusing on conservation, preservation and beautification. [Jessica Smith]

Natural Child MUSIC | Tuesday, May 21

Natural Child, Timmy and the Tumblers Farm 255 · 11 p.m. · FREE!

A product of the fertile and incestuous Nashville scene, which puts even Athens’ impressive intermingling to shame, the bluesy, bruising Natural Child features former members of Turbo Fruits and Kintaro and sounds straight out of 1972. This ain’t your typical tongue-in-cheek, punk-damaged garage rock revisionism; like fellow Nashvillians JEFF the Brotherhood, Natural Child is solidly and convincingly proto. Tunes like “Rock Bottom,” from the group’s 2012 LP Hard in Heaven, are boot-stomping bombers, chunky and distorted and painfully analog. Self-consciously inane lyrics like “Smoke it up/ Snort it up/ Shoot it down” (on “Blind Owl Speaks”) are indicative of the band’s M.O., where sex, drugs and rock and roll are all means to the same hedonistic end. Weird how that seems almost quaint these days. [Gabe Vodicka]


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Tuesday 14 ART: Athens Fibercraft Guild (Lyndon House Arts Center) Weaver Christine Stanton from the Chattahoochee Handweaver Guild will demonstrate how to weave fabrics to wear. All amateur and professional fiber artists welcome. Meets every second Tuesday of the month. 12:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7719 ART: Cotton Patch Quilters (Lyndon House Arts Center) The guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to pursuing the fabric art form passed down from generation to generation. Meets the second Tuesday of each month. 7 p.m. www. CLASSES: Natural Cleaning Products Workshop (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Learn how to use herbs and essential oils to make natural cleaners. 5:30–7:30 p.m. $30. CLASSES: Intro to Tai Chi & Qigong (Banyan Tree Center) Presented by the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. 9:30 a.m. FREE! 770-596-8170, COMEDY: Garage Sale Open Mic (Go Bar) Stand-up comedy open mic featuring local comedians. 9–11 p.m. $3-5. gobaropenmic@ EVENTS: Preservation Award Winner Tour (Georgia Power Building) The Georgia Power Building was awarded a 2012 Preservation Award for Outstanding Stewardship by the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation. The ACHF leads a tour of the building and explains its historical significance. Email to RSVP. 5:30–6:30 p.m. $10. EVENTS: Oconee Farmers Market (First Christian Church, Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more. 4–7 p.m. EVENTS: Tuesday Farmers Tailgate Market (West Broad Market Garden) A produce stand of locally grown items. Held every Tuesday. 4–7 p.m. 706-613-0122, 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: Movie Quotes Trivia (Max) With host Cora Jane every Tuesday. Everyone’s a winner. 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-254-3392 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature

trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Athens Mothers Center Meeting (Athens Mothers Center) Casual group for mothers to find out about social events, community resources and more. Meets every Tuesday and Friday. 9:30–11:30 a.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Public Hearing (120 Dougherty St.) For the ACC budget. 5:30 p.m. FREE!

Wednesday 15 ART: Artful Conversation (Georgia Museum of Art) Curator of Education Carissa DiCindio leads a discussion on Georges Schreiber’s “The White House.” 2 p.m. FREE! ART: Modern Athens Quilt Guild (Jittery Joe’s Coffee, Atlanta Hwy.) Bring projects to show off or questions to be answered by fellow quilt makers. Meets the third Wednesday of each month. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 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. drink). 706338-6613 EVENTS: Wine Tasting (Hilltop Grille) Sample six wines from Australia and New Zealand. Light appetizers included. 6–7:30 p.m. $10. 706-353-7667 EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Athens City Hall) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. This week features live music by Drew Kohl. 4–7 p.m. GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! 7:30 p.m. GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie, Five Points location) Open your pie-hole for a chance to win! 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706850-7424 GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Movie Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Hosted by Jeremy Dyson. 9 p.m. lkshuffleclub GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Think you know it all? Test your knowledge every

Wednesday night. 8 p.m. Both locations. 706-548-3442 GAMES: Crows Nest Trivia (Dirty Birds) Every Wednesday in the Crows Nest. 8 p.m. FREE! 706546-7050 KIDSTUFF: Board Game Night (Oconee County Library) Play old favorites and learn a new one or two. Snacks provided. Ages 11–18. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Barnes & Noble) For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe. 11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195 LECTURES & LIT: Author Talk (ACC Library) Matt Thornhill, author of Boomer Consumer, addresses the impact of Baby Boomers on the success of museums and libraries. Part of “The Boomers: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning” grant. 6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT: Book Bindery Day (ACC Library) Ken Jewell from the National Book Bindery Company will be available to provide consultations and estimates for book bindery repair. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! 706613-3650 LECTURES & LIT: Talking About Books (ACC Library) Discuss Home by Toni Morrison. Newcomers welcome. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706613-3650 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 MEETINGS: Sustainable Industry Roundtable (Evergreen Packaging) Evergreen Sustainability director Derric Brown discusses the business’ initiatives. Followed by a tour. 10–11 a.m. FREE!

Thursday 16 ART: Third Thursday Art Series (Athens, GA) 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: Opening Reception (Flicker Theatre & Bar) For artwork by Hannah Jones. 7 p.m. ART: Athens Photography Guild (Lyndon House Arts Center) Meet and learn from other photographers in Athens. Novices and professionals welcome. Meets the third Thursday of the month. 7–8:30 p.m. ART: Athens Metal Arts Guild Meeting (Lyndon House Arts Center) Feel free to bring an original piece of work to share with the group. Meets the third Thursday of

Time for Three will perform a sold-out concert at the Madison Morgan Cultural Center on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. every other month. 4 p.m. FREE! ART: Athens Lacemakers (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) For beginners and experienced lacemakers alike. 1–4 p.m. 706-769-4058, ART: Friends of GMOA Annual Meeting (Georgia Museum of Art) Meeting and presentation of the 2013 M. Smith Griffith Volunteer of the Year Award. Reception to follow. 5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Into to Tai Chi & Gigong (Banyan Tree Center) Presented by the Institute of Integral Gigong and Tai Chi. 5:30 p.m. FREE! 770-596-8170, CLASSES: Cooking Class (The Healthy Gourmet) Learn to make popular French dishes including pate au pisou and mousse au chocolat. Call for reservations. 6:30–8:30 p.m. 706-353-3107, EVENTS: Take a Graduate to Lunch (Trumps Ballroom) Celebrate with the graduating class of the Classic City High School Performance Learning Center by buying a student a well-deserved lunch. Email or visit website to register. 12 p.m. $35. tim.johnson@, 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: Free Bingo Night (40 Watt Club) Featuring ticket giveaways and prizes from PBR, New West, Model Citizen, Hip Pops and more. 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (The Volstead) Every Thursday! 7:30-9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-5300

KIDSTUFF: Thursday Storytime (Avid Bookshop) Join Avid for books and games. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www. LECTURES & LIT: Write Club Athens (The World Famous) Write Club features three bouts of two writers who speak for seven minutes each on opposing topics. The audience determines the winner, and proceeds benefit a charity of the winner’s choosing. 7 p.m. $10. www. LECTURES & LIT: Willson Center Lecture (UGA Chapel) Former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa James A. Joseph delivers the final lecture of the academic year for the Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative series. See Calendar Pick on p. 16. 4 p.m. FREE! THEATRE: Ramona Quimby (Seney-Stovall Chapel) Jeff Holbrook directs this story of a third grade girl and her mishaps and triumphs, based on the book by Beverly Cleary. May 16–17, 7 p.m. $8–16.

Friday 17 ART: Roll Out the Barrels Silent Auction (Lyndon House Arts Center) Over 20 local artists have transformed ordinary rain barrels into functional pieces of art. Proceeds benefit the Athens Green Schools Program. See Calendar Pick on p. 16. 5:30–7:30 p.m. www. ART: Casa de la Cultura (Lyndon House Arts Center) Casa de Amistad offers weekly pottery workshops for Latino women to create pieces to sell in fairs. 10:30 a.m. FREE! jgnecco@, EVENTS: Zumba After Dark (40 Watt Club) Zumba fever continues. 7 p.m. $10.

EVENTS: GA Republican Party State Convention (The Classic Center) State Convention Delegates will elect State GOP Officers, including Chairman. May 17–18. Check website for schedule. www.gagop. org EVENTS: Line Dancing (Bootleggers Country & Western Bar) Countrywestern-style line dance lessons. Every Friday. Come ride Pandemonium, the mechanical bull! 8–10 p.m. 706-254-7338 EVENTS: Athens Cabaret Showgirls (Go Bar) A unique drag show featuring performances by local drag artists. 10 p.m. $5. 706546-5609 KIDSTUFF: Summer Reading Kickoff Party (ACC Library) Customize your summer reading log, play mini golf and eat snacks. Ages 11–18. 6–7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Friday Night Paddles (Sandy Creek Park) Experience the moon over Lake Chapman as you paddle around in a canoe or kayak. For ages 12 & older. Pre-registration required. 8:30–10:30 p.m. $8–12. 706-613-3631, LECTURES & LIT: Wanderer Symposium (Georgia Museum of Art) “Where I Come From: The Wanderer Enslaved and Their Descendants” focuses on the slaves who landed on Jekyll Island in the New York Yacht Club pleasure ship the Wanderer, and their accounts of capture in Congo villages, transit and life on southern plantations. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: School of Rock (Morton Theatre) The Dancefx Youth Program presents its annual concert featuring multiple dance groups. May 17, 7 p.m. May 18, 10 a.m., k continued on next page



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ART: Live Glassblowing (Bendzunas Glass, Comer) The family-run gallery demonstrates live glassblowing. 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. FREE! ART: Tour at Two: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art and Social Changeâ&#x20AC;? (Georgia Museum of Art) Docent Ruth Walton leads a tour in conjunction with the International Council of Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Museum Day: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Museums (Memory+Creativity)=Social Change.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Ecology and Identification of Wetland Plants (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Learn about the functional and structural adaptations of wetland vegetation, as well as how to identify and describe them. 8:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12:30 p.m. $50. EVENTS: Oconee Farmers Market (Oconee County Courthouse, Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more. 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. EVENTS: Grand Opening (Petzone Dog Rescue) For Petzoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Affordable Pet Wellness Clinic. Free nail trims, door prizes, coupons, raffles, discounted rabies vaccinations, an outdoor craft sale, bounce houses and food. 11 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: 3rd Annual Riding for a Reason (Poplar Springs Baptist Church) Join in a 31- or 64-mile bike ride from Bishop to Wiley Farm and back. Proceeds benefit the Athens Land Trust. Visit website to register. 9 a.m. $30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;40., EVENTS: Marigold Festival (Downtown Winterville) Featuring a parade (10 a.m.), car show (11 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m.), arts and crafts, barbecue, street dancing, the Marigold 10K (7:30 a.m.), live entertainment and more. See website for schedule. 7 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Contra Dance (Memorial Park) Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. Live music by the Freedom Fries (Joe Willey, Russell McCumber, Dave Dowless). Calling by Andrea Nettleton. Free 30-minute lesson beginning at 7:30 p.m. No experience or partner needed. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 p.m. FREE! (under 18), $7 (adults). EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music at every market. This week includes a chef demo by Kyle Jacovino of 5&10, a kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; scavenger hunt and live music by Paul Lombard and Green Flag. 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. EVENTS: GA Republican Party State Convention (The Classic Center) See Friday listing for full description May 17â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. Check website for schedule. GAMES: Pathfinder Society Event (Tycheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games) Explorersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; RPG. Bring your imagination. 12 p.m. FREE! 706-345-4500 KIDSTUFF: Screenprinting 101 for Kids (Double Dutch Press) A workshop in the basics from image















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production to finished prints. For ages 10 & up. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. $50. www. KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Barnes & Noble) For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe. 11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195 KIDSTUFF: Saturday at the Rock: Astronomical Observations (Rock Eagle 4H Center, Eatonton) The Atlanta Astronomy Club leads a guided observation of the sun and discussion of NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Curiosity Rover. 9:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11:30 a.m. $5. 706484-2862 KIDSTUFF: Saturday Storytime (Avid Bookshop) Join Avid for books and games. 1 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Open House (Morningstar Montessori Toddler House) Tour the classrooms and learn more about what the program offers. Chidlren are taught in English/Spanish bilingual classrooms with a ratio of eight children

paddle, followed by a party featuring live music from Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy. 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;25. EVENTS: Athens Game Jam Awards Night (UGA CAGT) Video game developers present their finished products after 48 hours of work. 2:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5:30 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Family Fun Day (Oconee County Library) Kick off the summer reading program with a petting zoo, bounce castle, carnival games, prizes and more. All ages. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 GAMES: Trivia (The Capital Room) Every Sunday! Hosted by Evan Delany. First place wins $50 and second place wins $25. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, Broad Street location) What do you really know? 6 p.m. 706-548-3442 GAMES: Trivia (Buffaloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brewerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inquisition,â&#x20AC;? trivia hosted by Chris Brewer every Sunday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655, www.

GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (ACC Library) Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 MEETINGS: Public Hearing (George Hall, UGA Heath Sciences Campus) For a zoning proposal for Prince Avenue. 7 p.m. FREE! www. SPORTS: Rollergirl Bootcamp (Fun Galaxy) Learn what it takes to be a Classic City Rollergirl. May 20, 5:30 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. & May 22, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m.

Tuesday 21 COMEDY: OpenTOAD Comedy Open Mic (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Voted by Flagpoleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s readers as Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;favorite comedy nightâ&#x20AC;? in

Watercolor and oil paintings by Susie Burch are on display at Earth Fare through May. per two teachers. For ages 1.5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3.5. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. FREE! 706-2060291 KIDSTUFF: Nature Trading Post (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Trade one or two objects found in nature for points or other nature objects in the centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection. 11 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615 LECTURES & LIT: Famous Outdoor Book Sale (Front Porch Book Store, Winterville) Friends of the Winterville Library present a book sale featuring hundreds of titles. 10 a.m. $10/bag. 706-3721236 OUTDOORS: Be a Farmer for a Day (Covenant Valley Farms, Colbert) Assist with weeding, building raised beds, livestock care and feeding and working with honeybees. Followed by a tour of the farm. Dinner included. Call for reservation. 1:45â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. FREE! 706-283-7946, PERFORMANCE: School of Rock (Morton Theatre) See Friday listing for full description May 17, 7 p.m. May 18, 10 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. $11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16.

GAMES: Trivia (Amici) Test your skills. 9 p.m. 706-353-0000 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. 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Avid Bookshop) Local poet Charles Asbury, author of Thoughtful Lines and Love Strikes Again, reads from his works of poetry and fiction. A portion of proceeds from book sales will benefit the American Cancer Society. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Athens Youth Symphony Spring Concert (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) Karl Schab directs the symphony of young performers in selections by Copland, Tchaikovsky, Verdi and more. 4 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1907

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EVENTS: Reiki & Drumming Circle (Call for location) Reiki is an ancient energy system that promotes relaxation and encourages healing and balance. Contact for directions. 6:30 p.m. 706-490-3816, GAMES: Trivia (Highwire Lounge) Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; toughest trivia. $100 grand prize every week! All ages. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8997

ART: Opening Reception (Lyndon House Arts Center) For â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ossabaw Island: Holy Ground,â&#x20AC;? works by the Ossabaw Artists Collective. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623 EVENTS: Meet the Riverkeeper (Big Dogs on the River) Celebrate the Oconee River with a leisurely

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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., EVENTS: Oconee Farmers Market (First Christian Church, Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 706354-1515 GAMES: Trivia (Fuzzyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Every Tuesday. 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 p.m. 706353-0305 GAMES: Healthcare Bingo (Rocksprings Community Center) Prizes include healthcare and safety items including First Aid supplies and smoke detectors. For ages 50 & up. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. $4. 706613-3603 GAMES: Movie Quotes Trivia (Max) With host Cora Jane every Tuesday. Everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a winner. 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-254-3392 GAMES: Twisted Trivia (The Office Lounge) Twist your brain! 7:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE!

Wednesday 22 ART: Tour at Two: “Small European Bronzes” (Georgia Museum of Art) Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, leads a tour of small bronzes by Rodin, Renoir, Matisse, Moore and Maillol. 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum. org 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. drink). 706338-6613 EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Athens City Hall) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music at every market. 4–7 p.m. www.athensfarmersmarket. net GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920 GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie, Five Points location) Open your pie-hole for a chance to win! 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706850-7424 GAMES: Crows Nest Trivia (Dirty Birds) Every Wednesday in the Crows Nest. 8 p.m. FREE! 706546-7050 GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Think you know it all? Test your knowledge every Wednesday night. 8 p.m. Both locations. 706-548-3442 KIDSTUFF: Lego Club (ACC Library) Play a fast and furious game of Crash Legos. No need to bring Legos from home. Ages 11–18. 4–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Barnes & Noble) For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe. 11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195 KIDSTUFF: Hot Diggity Doug (Oconee County Library) Barry Stewart Mann is Hot Diggity Doug who, with his dog Digger, digs deep into classic and popular books. 3 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 14 Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www. OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Sly and the Family Stone, Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic and more.

Green Room 9 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens. com JASON GRIDLEY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS Local singer-songwriter in the style of Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz. MIKE MACDONALD Tender and melodic local singer-songwriter. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. ERIC DODD Singer and songwriter of country and Southern rock songs. The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www. STRING THEORY High-energy acoustic fusion and funk-oriented progressive rock with elements of bluegrass and Americana. Mirko Pasta 6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-5641 (Gaines School Road location) LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singersongwriter Louis Phillip Pelot performs folk and country, solo or with the help of some friends. Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Local songwriter Fester Hagood presents this weekly series featuring Nancy Kaye, Hill Roberts, Trapper’s Cabin and Chandler McGee, a crew of singer-songwriters that comprises The Law Band. Sundown Saloon 8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1180 AVERY DYLAN’S OPEN MIC NIGHT All musicians, singers, songwriters and/or bands welcome! The Volstead 9 p.m.–1:30 a.m. 706-354-5300 KARAOKE Every Tuesday!

Wednesday 15 Athens City Hall Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music. Boar’s Head Lounge 11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent. Every Wednesday! Farm 255 8 p.m. FREE! CALEB DARNELL Member of The Darnell Boys and Bellyache sings the blues. Flicker Theatre & Bar Birdhouse Collection Presents. 9 p.m. $3. COTTONMOUTH Local band featuring members of Pretty Bird and Muuy Biien. Expect lots of fuzzy, heavy drums and bass. VELOCIRAPTURE Loud and brash local rock group that names Velvet Underground and Stooges among its influences. VALERIE AND THE VAGINAS New band led by Pretty Bird’s Valerie Lynch. STUPID IDIOTS Alias of local experimental artist Ash Rickli. MURK DADDY FLEX Laid-back, sample-driven, old-school hip-hop beats from Terence Chiyezhan. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. $5. TITUS ANDRONICUS Punk-leaning, New Jersey-based indie rock band k continued on next page



PERFORMANCE: Time for Three (Madison Morgan Cultural Center, Madison) A classically trained garage band with a repertoire of originals and covers spanning from Bach to bluegrass. A buffet dinner at Town 220 will precede the show. 6 p.m. (dinner), 7:30 p.m. (concert). SOLD OUT! 706-342-4743, www.






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with intellectual, verbose lyricism and complex, lengthy song structure. See Calendar Pick on p. 16. THE SO SO GLOS DIY Brooklyn indie rock band.

DePalma’s Italian Cafe 6 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road Location) MONKEY GRASS JUG BAND Local roots music crew.

The Globe 10 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721 MIDDLE CHILD Local band led by songwriter Rebecca Jones. DUDE MAGNETS Noisy chaos. THE TUNGS Noisy post-punk band from Richmond, VA.

Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! MANY MANSIONS Experimental dance-psych band from Brooklyn. MANS TRASH Solo project from Mercer West (Bubbly Mommy Gun). SALSA CHEST Local experimental group. BONG MARLEY SONG SYSTEM “VHS-funk” from a member of Basshunter64.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 SAVE GRAND CANYON Longrunning local indie rock band. KARL BRADLEY No info available. Green Room 9:30 p.m. FREE! JGBCB Members of Sweet Knievel and friends pay tribute to “one of the greatest bands of all time, The Jerry Garcia Band.” Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. MELODIME Roots-rock band from Fairfax, VA. CONNOR PLEDGER Folk-inspired pop songwriter akin to John Mayer. The Melting Point On the Patio. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. JIM PERKINS Soulful local singersongwriter. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 THE MOBROS Vintage-sounding mix of blues, soul, funk and Latin music from Camden, SC. The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Porterhouse Grill 7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! 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! CHRIS NEKVINDA Folky, emotive local singer-songwriter.

Thursday 16 Amici 9 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000 OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent! Email amiciopenmic@gmail. com to get a spot. Blind Pig Tavern 7 p.m. FREE! 706-548-3442 (West Broad St. location) JIM COOK Local veteran performs an acoustic set of Delta blues, classic rock and a wide variety of Americana. Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. SLEEP DANCE Moody, atomspheric chamber folk-pop band with experimental tendencies. CARDOVA Anthemic pop-rock band from Atlanta, GA with emo leanings.


Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! DREW MARLER Local Americana songwriter. Walker’s Coffee & Pub 9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1433 KARAOKE Every Thursday!

Friday 17 40 Watt Club George Jones Tribute Night. 10 p.m. $5. CLAY LEVERETT Local treasure Leverett is a country-minded rocker whose songs are both tough and tender. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

plays loud and loose straightahead rock with dueling male/female vocals. VERTICALLY CHALLENGED Metal band from Winder. BLESS THE DEAD New metal band from Covington. CROOKED GEAR Prog-metal band from Atlanta. Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! MARINA ORCHESTRA Knoxville, TN-based, worldbeat-influenced indie rock band. GLASSCRAFTS Power-pop-punk project featuring Grass Giraffes members Steven Trimmer and Robby Casso.

writer with a touch of psychedelic fuzziness. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. THE SHUT-UPS Local five-piece new wave/power-pop band. Highwire Lounge 8–11 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge. com FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ Dinnertime tunes led by pianist Rand Lines and featuring various guests. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. DON CHAMBERS This local favorite’s whiskey-soaked bootstomps capture a certain dusty closing-time chic. This is a release show for his brand new solo album, A Sudden Loss of Elevation. ANGELA FAYE MARTIN Talented North Carolina-based folk singer and songwriter.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. CANNERY ROW Country-rock with pop and R&B influences. RED DAUGHTERS “Boozy and woozy late night country rock meant for smoky bars” out of Minneapolis. LITTLE GOLD Local trio fronted by Christian DeRoeck, formerly of Woods, playing garage rock with pop sensibilities.

Green Room 9 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens. com JAKE MANAHAN Singer-songwriter from Statesboro. CD release show! HART SAWYER AND THE LOVE PROJECT Upbeat folk-pop from this local, female-fronted band.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12. KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS This Athens institution has been covering classic country for 20 years with a handful of twangy originals thrown in the mix.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. JAZZ JAM Some of Athens’ most talented jazz musicians. Bring your sax and join us, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 OPEN MIC NIGHT Local songwriter Avery Dylan hosts this open mic. The Omega Bar 7 p.m. FREE! ($5 after 9 p.m.). www. THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR Local smooth jazz group led by DJ and musician Dwain Segar. The Pub at Gameday 10 p.m. 706-353-2831 LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singersongwriter Louis Phillip Pelot performs folk and country, solo or with the help of some friends.


Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000 SNOWCONE FOR PRESIDENT Funk, rock and blues band from Carrollton, GA playing a mix of originals and covers.

Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $3 (21+), $5 (18-20). www. SHEPHERDS Grungey, lo-fi Atlanta band playing upbeat and simplistic rock tunes. SEA OF STORMS Richmond, VA-based post-hardcore band featuring former members of Mouthbreather.

Go Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John “Dr. Fred” Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $6. PACIFICUV Long-running local dream-pop/electro act. Album release show! See story on p. 12. BROTHERS Local trio plays swirling, folky tunes that are rich with strings, twisted overdubs and haunting vocals. WHITE VIOLET Local group playing haunting, brooding, atmospheric indie-pop.

Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! PAUL LOMBARD Local blues singer. (8 a.m.) THE GREEN FLAG BAND Playing traditional Irish music. (10 a.m.)

General Beauregard’s 11 p.m. 706-543-8201 THE WILLIAM FINLEY BAND Playing all of your favorite Country songs by Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert.

The Melting Point 7:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www. THURSDAY NIGHT TESTIMONY A showcase of singer-songwriter talent, curated by local musician Fester Hagood and featuring Ty Manning, Todd White, Kelly Hoyle Fuller, Adam Payne, Chris Moore and Big Don Spurlin.

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Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 KARA KILDARE Kill Kill Buffalo frontwoman plays a solo set. T.S. WOODWARD Psychedelic, piano-centric pop from this local singer-songwriter. DJ MARIE powerkompany’s Marie Davon becomes Marie Antoinette, lost in the world of new wave and darkwave hits and accompanied by her handsome assistants. Let them eat cake!

Tedo Stone plays Green Room on Friday, May 17. THE BURNING ANGELS Local country-rock band led by songwriter Mark Cunningham.

T.S. WOODWARD Psychedelic, piano-centric pop from this local singer-songwriter.

Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000 SUMMER MORE THAN OTHERS A jazz feel, a funk groove and an overall sound that makes you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. HOLY LIARS Dark, in your face Southern rock from this local trio. CHRIS PICKERING Nashville-based, Australian born songwriter. WOODFANGS Loud, psychedelic, guitar-driven rock. HOT FUDGE New psych rock band with members of NEVER.

Buffalo’s Café 8 p.m. $5. athens ‘80s REWIND Playing the hits of the ‘80s. Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. CLOAK AND DAGGER DATING SERVICE Local six-piece ensemble

Green Room 9 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens. com THE LAW BAND Country-rock band from Atlanta. TEDO STONE Rootsy Atlanta-based Americana and folk singer-song-

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840 THE BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock trio. Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! DAVE HOWARD Local singersongwriter of Green Flag Band who plays popular Americana covers in addition to his original tunes. The World Famous 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www. HONEYHONEY Suzanne Santo (vocals/banjo/violin) and Ben Jaffe (vocals/guitar) play bluesy roots music with bits of country, folk and rock. PHILLIP BRANTLEY Modern Skirts bassist plays a solo set.

Green Room 9:30 p.m. $3. www.greenroomathens. com EFREN Local roots-rock band returns after a brief hiatus with new tunes and new members. DANGFLY! Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv. Featuring John Miley (guitar), Dave Spivey (keys), Dave Domizi (bass) and Nathan Hale (drums). WHISPER KISS Acoustic project featuring multi-instrumentalist

Michael Wegner (Abbey Road LIVE!, Fuzzy Sprouts) and Shelley Olin (DubConscious, Grogus). Max 10 p.m. FREE! 706-254-3392 ZZ RYDER All-vinyl DJ set on the patio from a member of the HUMMS. MANGER Speed thrash metal â&#x20AC;&#x153;with a dash of Satan.â&#x20AC;? The band harks back to the days of NWOBHM: ripping solos and screeching vocals. FISTY Thrash punk band with the the motto â&#x20AC;&#x153;drunk before sunset.â&#x20AC;? GRIPE This Athens thrash, grind and powerviolence band is known for the intensity of its live show. The Melting Point 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www. BACK IN TIME Veterans of the local and regional rock scenes play classic beach and soul covers. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 SIDEREAL Ambient reggae/rock band with roots in Jacksonville, FL. The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840 ROLLINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; HOME Local Southern rock band. Pittard Park 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. FREE! WINTERVILLE MARIGOLD FESTIVAL Wintervilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recently revived family-friendly festival will feature an all-day schedule of live

Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. VICKIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S KARAOKE PARTY Sing your favorites!

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www. UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance.

Ten Pins Tavern 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-8090 BACK ALLEY BLUES BAND Locals Paul Scales, Randy Durham, John Straw, Dave Herndon and Scott Sanders play blues jams.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 TWIN POWERS DJ Dan Geller (The Gold Party, The Agenda) and friends spin late-night glam rock, new wave, Top 40, punk and Britpop.

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Green Room 9 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens. com CHI MCLEAN â&#x20AC;&#x153;Acoustic rock songs marked by a haunting Southern style.â&#x20AC;?

plays inspired folk-rock tunes with her new band.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJ BLOWPOP Joe Kubler (Bubbly Mommy Gun) spins a set of tunes. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Local songstress Kyshona Armstrong hosts this open mic night every Monday!

Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. RYNE MEADOW Local singersongwriter. NATIONAL AQUARIUM No info available.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH DREW HART Local musician and Juice Box bassist leads a jam session.

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5. www. ANNA EGGE Award-winning, Brooklyn-based folk singersongwriter.

The World Famous 8 p.m. FREE! KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of

Mirko Pasta 6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-5641 (Gaines School Road location) LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singersongwriter Louis Phillip Pelot per-

Farm 255 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. FREE! DIAL INDICATORS Local jazz act featuring Jeremy Roberts on guitar and George Davidson on tenor saxophone. Flicker Theatre & Bar The Birdhouse Collection Presents. 9 p.m. $3. www.flickertheatreandbar. com DIP Electronically composed, overthe-top pop songs with hip-hop vocal delivery that humorously mention â&#x20AC;&#x153;dipâ&#x20AC;? in every song. AMANDA X All-female Philadelphiabased band playing gritty pop-punk with shades of twee and surf-rock. RITVALS Junk-rock band featuring members of Muuy Biien. GENTLE BEGGARS Local band featuring members of Reptar. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www. CHI MCLEAN â&#x20AC;&#x153;Acoustic rock songs marked by a haunting Southern style.â&#x20AC;? Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, various percussion, drums and bass to perform popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;20s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;30s: a potent mix of protojazz, blues and folk. The Melting Point On the Patio. 7 p.m. FREE! RACHEL Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;NEAL Local acoustic act. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 MONKEYGRASS JUG BAND Local roots music crew. The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Porterhouse Grill 7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT 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!

Honeyhoney plays The World Famous on Friday, May 17. music. Among those set to perform: The Welfare Liners, Jim White, Dodd Ferrelle, Clay Leverett, Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy, Betsy Franck, 90 Acre Farm, Kyshona Armstrong and The Howard Sisters. For the full schedule, see www.cityofwinterville. com/marigold. Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! COPPERMOUTH Local rock/ Americana band featuring Christopher Henderson, Ron Winders (Dusty Lightswitch), Mike Gavrieldes (Splinterbelly, Sweet Knievel) and Ethan Davis.

guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The group offers a sound far from the middle of the road, serving noiserock fans and jam band listeners equally.

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Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! NATURAL CHILD Grimy, Nashvillebased proto-garage band. See Calendar Pick on p. 16. TIMMY & THE TUMBLERS Tim Schreiber howls and spasms and literally tumbles over garage-y rock-anthems and retro-inspired pop songs.

Big Dogs on the River â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meet the Riverkeeperâ&#x20AC;? Kayak Event. 2:30 p.m. $25, $10 (party only). SHONNA TUCKER & EYE CANDY The former Drive-By Truckers bassist

Georgia Theatre On The Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www. DANA SWIMMER A montage of garage rock with sweet, soulful undertones.

forms folk and country, solo or with the help of some friends. Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Local musician Fester Hagood presents this weekly showcase of singer-songwriter talent. Sundown Saloon 8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1180 AVERY DYLANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S OPEN MIC NIGHT All musicians, singers, songwriters and/or bands welcome to share their songs! The Volstead 9 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1:30 a.m. 706-354-5300 KARAOKE Every Tuesday!

Wednesday 22 Boarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Lounge 11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent. Every Wednesday!

Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! BETWEEN NAYBORS Local trio playing a variety of folk-based music that ranges from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s coffeehouse to Richard and Linda Thompson-esque duets to rhythmic, Tom Waits-y rants.

Down the Line 5/23 BURNS LIKE FIRE / THE ATOM AGE / ABOVE RESPUTE / FISTY (Caledonia Lounge) 5/23 COP CITY CHILL PILLARS / THE DREAM SCENE (Farm 255) 5/23 THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS / T.S. WOODWARD / DE-EVOLUTIONARIES (Flicker Theatre & Bar) 5/23 CICADA RHYTHM (Georgia Theatre) 5/23 OLD YOU (Green Room) 5/23 TISHAMINGO (Nowhere Bar) 5/23 POWERKOMPANY (The World Famous)

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ART Photography Contest (Rocksprings Community Center) Digital photography contest focused on health, people, nature and parks. Prizes will be awarded to the top three contributors. For ages 50 & up. Email photos by May 24. 706-613-3603, marci.summer@ 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

CLASSES Clay Classes (Good Dirt) Weekly “Try Clay” classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potter’s wheel every Friday from 7–9 p.m. “Family Try Clay” classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2–4 p.m. $20. 706-355-3161, www. Computer Classes (ACC Library) Topics include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, eBooks and more. Call for times and to register. 706-613-3650 Dance Classes (Floorspace) Sulukule Dance and Music presents classes in bellydancing, Bollywood dance, burlesque, sewing and Middle Eastern drumming. See www. for schedule. Fepic Yoga (New Earth Music Hall) Ashtanga style yoga led by Vibrant

Life. Outdoors on the patio, weather permitting. Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. & 2–3 p.m. Donations accepted. 706-543-8283, www. Healing Fridays (Body, Mind & Spirit) A combination of reiki, chant and other forms of holistic and spiritual healing modalities. $10 donation. Fridays, 6 p.m. 706-351-6024 Mac Workshops (PeachMac) Frequent introductionary courses to Mac, iPad, iPhoto and iCloud. Check website for dates and times. FREE! 706-208-9990, www.peach Mobile Computer Classes (Madison County Library) Computer basics, Internet and email, e-readers, Microsoft Office programs and social networking. Call to make reservation. Classes held Wednesdays, 10 a.m. in The Comer Learning Center and 1:30 p.m. in the Sanford Community Center. FREE! 706795-5597 Multicolor Screenprint (Double Dutch Press) Two-part workshop covering the basics of multi-color design and printing registration. May 25, 2–3:30 p.m. & June 1, 2–5 p.m. $75. www.double Reductive Woodcut (Double Dutch Press) Three part workshop for producing a multicolor print from one block. May 16, 23 & 30, 6-8 p.m. $85. www.doubledutchpress. com Small Scale Glass Fusing Workshop (Studio Mod Glass) Local glass artist Annette Paskiewicz teaches how to score, break and use brightly colored sheets of glass in various projects. Materials included. Visit website to register. May 17 & 18. $100/class. modglassgirl@, www.studiomodglass. com

ACC ANIMAL CONTROL 125 Buddy Christian Way • 706-613-3540

Open every day except Wednesday 10am-4pm Still a puppy but very smart and eager to please. He knows how to sit for treats and is good on a leash. Friendly and fun Boxer mix.

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Women’s Self Defense Classes (American Blackbelt Academy) Month-long courses in Sexual Assault Fundamental Escapes (SAFE). Call to register. 706-549-1671, Yoga (Chase Street Yoga) Taught by professional instructors. Check website for schedule. www.chasestreet Yoga Classes and Teacher Training (Yogaful Day) Various yoga classes and year-round RYT200 teacher training., www.yogafulday. com Zine/Journal Making (Double Dutch Press) Learn how to screenprint a cover and bind five journals or zines in this two-part workshop. May 21 & 28, 2–4 p.m. $65.

HELP OUT Back to School Giveback Program (Petzone Dog Rescue) Collecting new and gently used uniforms and bookbags for local students. Tax deductible. 706-5468006, Donate Blood Give the gift of blood! Check website for donor locations. 1-800-RED CROSS, Free IT (Free IT Athens, Athens, GA) Volunteers wanted for help with computer instruction and repair. Free IT Athens provides technology resources to Athens residents and organizations. Strut Your Mutt (Athens Area Humane Society) Register your dog with the Athens Area Humane Society team and the proceeds will benefit homeless pets nationwide. humanesociety

Very playful and Stunning all white silly two-year Shepherd was found old Manchester dragging a huge chain. Terrier who will He’s shy and looking forever look like for someone a puppy. Poor guy to trust. has a slight skin condition on his face which a vet could clear up, so don’t let that count against him.



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Cityscapes by Ben Aronson are on display at GMOA through June 30. Volunteers Needed (Homestead Hospice) Help patients and their families living with terminal illness. 706-548-8444, www.homestead

KIDSTUFF Athens Creative Theatre Camp (Memorial Park, Quinn Hall) Campers learn the basics of theatrical performance through plays, games, puppetry and workshops. For ages 8–12. June 10–14 or June 17–21, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $83–125. 706-613-3628 Creative Kids Summer Camps (Creative Kids Preschool) Arts and crafts, field trips and more. All day or half day. For preschool age. Also offering “Saturday Mothers’ Morning Out.” 706-850-6709, www. Fantastic Fridays (Bishop Park, Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register. 10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706613-3589 Jackson Eco Farms Summer Camps (Jackson Eco Farm) Work in the gardens and explore nature. Four sessions available. For ages 6–12. 706-202-5901, www.jackson Kids’ Craft Classes (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Mama/Papa & Me craft class for ages 1–3 (Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. & Saturdays, 10 a.m.), Craft Club for ages 6–10 (Wednesdays, 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 Miss Future Star 2013 (Nuçi’s Space) Aspiring young female musicians or models are invited to submit a photo or attend the audition for the 2013 Miss Future Star audition. Ages 4–17. Register by May 31.

Audition: Jun. 1, 3–5 p.m. at Nuçi’s Space. $25. 678-835-8497, www. star New Moon Summer Adventure Camp (Athens, GA) Camp travels to different locations daily. Activities include hiking, swimming, boating, ropes course and more. For ages 6–12. Weeks of June 10 & 17 and July 8 & 15. $150/wk. 706-310-0013 Play Groups and Yoga for Mamas and Babies (Arrow) “New Mamas and Babies Group.” Mondays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $5. “New Mamas and Toddlers Group.” Thursdays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $5. “Open Play.” Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2–4 p.m. $10. “Mama/Baby Yoga.” Tuesdays, 10:30–11:30 a.m. $14. “Pre-Natal Yoga.” Wednesdays, 5:45–6:45 p.m. $14. www.ourarrow. com Print Camp (Double Dutch Press) This introduction to three types of printmaking culminates in a handbound book of prints. Ages 8–10: June 4–7 & July 9–12. Ages 10–13: June 18–21 & July 16–19. Ages 14 & up: June 25–28 & July 23–26. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $150. www. Report Card Rewards Program (Bishop Park) Students can receive a free summer pool pass or tickets for free swims by demonstrating exceptional grades. Bring your report card to the ACC Aquatics Office. 706-613-3801, www.athens Summer Camps (Good Dirt) Pottery courses for ages 4–6, 7–10 and 11–18 begin May 20. Visit website to register. Summer Theater Camps (Athens Little Playhouse) Games, improvisation and problem solving. Multiple week-long sessions available. Summer Theatre Academy (Rose of Athens) “Teaching Life Skills Through Stage Skills.” For

grades 2nd–12th. Multiple sessions available. June 2–21. $85–385. Treehouse Summer Camps (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Space camp, collage & creative writing, natural crafting, sewing, superherothemed, photography, puppetry, fiber & textiles and DIY crafts. www. UGA Summer Camps (Athens, GA) Athletic, academic, art, nature and computer camps. Ages 8–16., www.,, www.students.caes., Youth Football Camp (Clarke Central High School) For ages 6–14. May 20–24, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. $75–90. 706-357-5200, wardjo@

SUPPORT Alcoholics Anonymous (Athens, GA) If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. 706-389-4164, Athens Mothers’ Group (Athens Mothers Center) A support and social group for mothers to find out about upcoming events, community resources and more. Children welcome. Meets every Tuesday & Friday, 9:30–11:30 a.m. www.athens Domestic Violence Support Group (Athens, GA) Support, healing and dinner for survivors of domestic violence. 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

AthHalf Registration Open Registration continues until Oct. 18, with discounts for early registration. Race, Oct. 20, 7:30 a.m. info@ath, Athens Game Jam (UGA CAGT) Teams or individuals can develop a video game in 48 hours for prizes. May 17, 5:30 p.m.–May 19, 5:30 p.m.

ART AROUND TOWN A LA FERA (2440 W. Broad St.) Artwork by Cap Man. Through May. AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Outsider art by Travis Craig. Through May. ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) Paintings by Mary Porter, Christine Shockley, Dortha Jacobson and more. Art quilts 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.) “Virtual Landscapes,” by Brian Macbeth, are iridescent paintings influenced by cosplay, street art and graphics imaging. ATHENA JEWELERS (228 E. Clayton St.) Prints by Annette Paskiewicz. Through June. ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) “Artscapes” presents student works in the Bertelsmann Gallery. • “XOXO” presents works by senior portfolio students in the Myers Gallery. ATHENS FORD (4260 Atlanta Hwy., Bogart) Works by Larry Forte, Holly Brown, Dana Johns and Claire Clements. THE BRANDED BUTCHER (225 N. Lumpkin St.) Paintings and drawings by Sanithna Phansavanh. BROAD STREET COFFEE (1660 W. Broad St.) Photography by Jeremy Ayers. CINÉ BARCAFÉ (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Works by Julia Allen. Through June 25. THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) “Here & There” includes photography by Thom Houser, Michael Marshall, Jim Fiscus and Chris Bilheimer, Rinne Allen, Michael Lachowski and Michael Oliveri. • “Inhabit” features paintings by Jennifer Hartley, Hooper Turner, Claire Dunphy and Art Rosenbaum. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Watercolor and oil paintings by Susie Burch. Through May. FARMINGTON DEPOT GALLERY (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 14 artists, the gallery exhibits paintings, sculpture, folk art, ceramics and fine furniture. Permanent collection artists include Anna Marino, Tom Phillips, Larry Hamilton and more. • In the lower gallery, “Heads Up,” ceramic works by Cheri Wranosky. Through June 18. FIVE STAR DAY CAFE (229 E. Broad St.) Black and white photographs by Theodore Lawrence. Through May. FLASHBACK GAMES (162 W. Clayton St.) An exhibit of over 40 video game inspired works by local artists. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Colorful paintings by Hannah Jones. Through May. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “The World All Around” includes works by Michael Marshall, Jim Fiscus and Chris Bilheimer, Meg Aubrey, Alex Murawski, Robert Walden, Dayna Thacker, Adriane Colburn, Justin Plaskas and Michael Oliveri. Through June 9. • In the GlassCube, “Landscape for the Night,” an installation by Martijn van Wagtendonk. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Cityscapes by Ben Aronson.” Through June 30. • “Face Jugs: Art and Ritual in 19th-Century South Carolina.” Through July 7. THE GLOBE (199 N. Lumpkin St.) Light box installations and other collaborative works by Matty Goldstein and Graham Bradford. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Employees of The Grit

or 200–300 lbs. for a four-session study totaling 11 hours. Includes blood collection, body composition and bone density measurements. Compensation of $20-150. 706542-7689, Small Business Summit (The Classic Center) Local small businesses can present exhibition booths at a resource fair featuring breakout sessions, panel discussions and more. May 31, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. $350–$660 (booth), $55 (to attend). Summer Reading Program (ACC Library, Oconee Co. Library & Madison Co. Library) This year’s theme is “Dig into Reading,” and includes activities and prizes for children, teens and adults. Visit website to register. www.athens f

share their own works. Through May. HEIRLOOM CAFE AND FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Photographs by six-year-old Carmen Tong. Through May. HENDERSHOT’S COFFEE BAR (1560 Oglethorpe Ave.) Acrylic paintings by Ruth Allen. Through May. JITTERY JOE’S ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) Oils on paper and mono prints by Stuart McCall Libby. Through May. JITTERY JOE’S DOWNTOWN (297 E. Broad St.) Light box installations and other collaborative works by Matty Goldstein and Graham Bradford. Through June. JITTERY JOE’S FIVE POINTS (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) Drawings, paintings and watercolors by Caitlin Galvin, Mary Parish and Adrienne Kitchens. Through May. KRIMSON KAFE (40 Greensboro Hwy., Watkinsville) Drawings and paintings by Bram Johnson and Audrey Hinkle. LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES INSTITUTE (290 S. Hull St.) “Reflections of the Latin American Natural Environment.” Through May 17. LOFT GALLERY AT CHOPS & HOPS (2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) Paintings by Brian Normal. Through May. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) “Period Decorative Arts Collection (1840–1890)” includes artifacts related to the historic house. • “Ossabaw Island: Holy Ground” features works by the Ossabaw Artists Collective. Opening Reception May 19. Through July 27. MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 Hwy. 98 W., Danielsville) Corn husk dolls by Beth Kelly Zorbanos. Through May. MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) Thomas Gonzalez’s illustrations from “14 Cows for America,” “The House on Dirty Third” and “Ghandi: March to the Sea.” Through July 28. NORMAL TOWN SALONS (1379 Prince Ave.) Works by Dana Harrel Photography. Through June 21. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) Drawings and paintings by Megan Reeves and Susan Ye. Through May. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) In the Main Gallery, “Southworks: 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition.” In the Members Gallery, “Ghosts in the Field,” a showcase of works by James Emmette Neel. Through May 17. PERK AVENUE (111 W. Jefferson St., Madison) “France: City and Country,” photography by Livy Scholly. Through July. SEWCIAL STUDIO (160 Tracy St.) Hand-dyed art quilts by Anita Heady and rust and over-dyed fabric on canvas by Bill Heady. SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St.) Paintings and drawings by Nancy Carter. Through May 24. TECH STOP COMPUTERS (390 Atlanta Hwy.) Abstract expressionist acrylic paintings by Frances Jemini. Through June. TOWN 220 (220 W. Washington St., Madison) “Woman” includes works by Katie Brick, Jill Brody, Kristin Casaletto, Abner Cope, Patrick McGannon, Richard Olsen, Betti Pettinati-Longinotti and Jean Westmacott. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) Oil paintings by Dortha Jacobson. Through May. WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Paintings by Mary Porter. Through May.




CCSD Budget Hearings (Athens, GA) Three public hearings fot the 2014 CCSD budget. May 14, 6 p.m. at Gaines Elementary School, May 16, 6 p.m. at Alps Road Elementary School and May 21, 6 p.m., CCSD Administrative Offices. Call for Submissions Wrong Way Press, an independent publisher, seeks literary fiction for one-offs and anthologies. www. Monthly Fishing Contest (Sandy Creek Park) May’s contest at Lake Chapman is “The Largest Catfish.” Open to all age groups. Check website for contest rules. $2 (park admission fee). www.athens Nutrition Research Study UGA seeks non-pregnant woman ages 18–40 weighing 115–160 lbs.




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Honestly—the nerve of her! Now for the What’s Really Going On between you and this guy portion of this question: I only have your side of the story to go from, so it gets a bit tricky. You guys had a thing. Okay, so attraction is (or was) there. And you are friends, so he obviously likes you on some level. But if you know you could have him again, and you are so sure of the connection that you have with him, then what is he doing with Grad School Girl? I mean, really? She’s left town, he’s got a job, he has you right there any time, so… what then? Why aren’t you his girlfriend? Why isn’t she a distant memory from way back less than a year ago? I’ll tell you why, Anonymous: Because he doesn’t like you in that way. He slept with you, sure. And maybe he would sleep with you again. But telling yourself you could sleep with him at any time, if you wanted to (because you don’t, on account of the girlfriend “controlling” your friendship, right?) is completely pointless and a little sad. The “power struggle” you claim to enjoy isn’t a struggle if he is packing up and leaving. It’s a silly drama that you created by sleeping with somebody else’s boyfriend. She isn’t taking away your friend. She is moving forward in a relationship. Her relationship with her boyfriend. And he is going with her because he clearly wants to be in that relationship, too. You need to stop acting like any of this is about you. Think I’m wrong? I don’t really know what your situation is and what you have with this guy? Fine. Profess your love for him and beg him to stay. If you are right, and he agrees and breaks up with her and the two of you live happily ever after, then good for you. But right now you’re just wasting your time. You need to let go of this so-called friendship and go find a real boyfriend of your own. You aren’t going to find the guy that really is for you unless you stop spending all of your time hanging out with but not having a real relationship with somebody else’s boyfriend. This drama is distracting you from being where you are supposed to be. A NOTE TO THE WRITER OF TWO QUESTIONS: I did get your follow-up email requesting that I not print your question, but unfortunately it came after I had already written the column. I wouldn’t have done that had I gotten your request in time. My apologies. For what it’s worth, I don’t think that person is going to hold it against you. As for it being a bit awkward, well, that’s why I didn’t print your second letter. I figured that would compound the awkwardness, and I had no way of reaching you to give you this response except here in print. Jyl Inov



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