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Who Will Run for Mayor? If you think our state one-party politics is boring, try our local no-party politics, where you can’t tell the players without a program. Take our mayor—please! Mayor Denson is a lifelong Democrat, but she could just as well be a Republican and was elected in the non-partisan election with the enthusiastic support of local Republicans. Ms. Denson has presided over her first term as a don’t-do-anything, don’t-rock-the-boat mayor, and now she’s running for a second term with more of the same. If she wins, as of course she probably will, that means our savvy, progressive little city will have endured eight years of standing still, of not addressing any major problems or proposing any major initiatives other than routine street paving and being sure that innovations like the Blue Heron river district or the downtown master plan don’t go anywhere. The most amazing aspect of Mayor Denson’s first term is that the Athens-Clarke County Commission, which was byand-large progressive when she was elected, has basically just dozed off into complacency. Instead of revolting against the do-nothing mayor, they have become a do-nothing commission. Kelly Girtz and Mike Hamby, who supported Mayor Denson’s opponent, have calmed down since she took the oath of office. The political speculation at that time was over which one, Hamby or Girtz, would be running against Denson in 2014. Turned out to be neither. If the court-ordered May nonpartisan election schedule holds up, that means just a few months until elections here. Not much time for anybody to organize a campaign, but here’s hoping that somebody will. As a community, we need a choice between Nancy Denson and a viable candidate who can present an alternative and cause us to discuss whether four more years of purposeful inaction is what we want. We need to hear from somebody who has better ideas and is willing to put them out there for us to consider. What we basically need is a Daylight Savings candidate who will spring forward instead of falling back. Maybe Ryan Berry, the only announced challenger so far, can mount an effective campaign in spite of his inexperience in government. His heart is certainly in the right place. Sure, that’s a big commitment from anybody, and there aren’t that many people around who have the requisite knowledge and experience to mount a serious campaign for mayor. But come on, folks: if you’re out there, and you have the qualifications to be a candidate, please consider running for mayor. Even if you don’t win (and you know the odds are against unseating an opponent—though it has been done here), you will provide a valuable forum for us to discuss what kind of city we want Athens to be. Jump in! Save us from our slumber. Meanwhile, two, at least, of our commissioners are retiring. The commission will never be the same without George Maxwell and Kathy Hoard. They have given a definite personality to the group, and they have worked hard on behalf of their constituents. Nobody has announced yet to run in George’s District 3, but Kathy’s District 7 already has a solid contender in Five Points businesswoman Diane Bell, who was ready to announce her candidacy when Kathy announced her retirement. Speaking of discussing issues, Democratic State Senator Jason Carter’s entry into the governor’s race ensures a forum for talking about Gov. Nathan Deal’s disastrous performance in regard to education and health care, not to mention transportation and job creation. Carter is, of course, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Jimmy Carter, who also ran for governor as a little-known state senator. Though he lost that first race, he came back the next time and won. Jason Carter has nothing to lose, and just by his candidacy he will focus the spotlight of reason on our sorry state politics. He’ll also just by his presence help the campaign of fellow Democrat and famous-name bearer Michelle Nunn, who is running to replace Saxby Chambliss in the U.S. Senate against a host of rightwing radicals. Let’s hope things heat up here at home, too.


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Athens-Clarke County Streets and Drainage workers armed Sidewalks will still be required in industrial zones that are with power washers sent a torrent of grit, cigarette butts, stale within 500 yards of residential neighborhoods, including most beer and Lord knows what else down College Avenue last week. of the Newton Bridge Road area and part of Olympic Drive, Rather than run off into the gutter and then to the river, Commissioner Kelly Girtz said. though, all the filth was sucked up by a vacuum truck waiting “I think this is a reasonable balance,” Herod said. by a storm drain. ACC and the Athens Downtown Development Authority are experimenting with new equipment that could Magnet for the Poor: Denson bragged on Caterpillar, wept finally be a solution to downtown’s notoriously noxious over losing Selig and said she will run for re-election on bringsidewalks. ing business to Athens at a Federation of Neighborhoods meet“It’s definitely an improvement,” ADDA Executive Director ing Monday, Nov. 4. Pamela Thompson said. “The water coming off it is super icky. Several people asked about Athens’ high poverty rate. It may take more than one swipe to get it super clean.” Denson said “Athens is a magnet” for poor people who come The upcoming Clayton Street infrastructure project—tenhere “because they know they can get help.” tatively approved Tuesday, Nov. 5—should also go a long way toward a cleaner downtown by improving drainage and replacing the sometimes-stinky ginkgo trees. There may be fewer sidewalks to keep clean in the future, though. Curiously, our supposedly progressive commission voted 9-1, with Jared Bailey dissenting, to lift a requirement that developers build sidewalks in front of new factories in industrial zones, a decision that was based on a recommendation from the businesspeople on Mayor Nancy Denson’s economic development task force. They did not see the logic in forcing Caterpillar to build a sidewalk along the long access road through its site, according to Commissioner Andy Herod. Unclean! Unclean! Athens-Clarke County workers hose down the College Square sidewalk. Alternative transportation advocates told the commission that the decision could make it harder for employees to walk to “We bring people out of poverty all the time” she said, but work or from their homes through industrial areas. “We want to more come to fill their places. And the new Caterpillar plant make Athens a more bike- and walk-friendly place,” BikeAthens will be “life-changing for families” who can “buy homes to Chairman Elliott Caldwell said. “Lifting this requirement and have a life they never dreamed of having.” allowing businesses not to put in sidewalks takes us further “It’s very sad for all of us” to lose Selig, she said, but “I away from that goal.” have high hopes that we’re going to get something as good or For years, developers have been trying to avoid building better” and we have “already gone through most of the pain” sidewalks, Bailey said. “I think we’d be losing ground in our of vetting the requirements, so that should make it easier next attempt to be a more walkable city,” he said. time. [John Huie]

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Commissioners Quit: Athens-Clarke County Commissioner George Maxwell knows when to walk away and knows when to run. Maxwell quoted (believe it or not) Kenny Rogers before announcing at the end of the Tuesday, Nov. 5 commission meeting that he won’t seek a fourth term. “I have been asked by many people,” he said. “I thought about it. I prayed about it. My prayers were answered—‘no.’” Maxwell, 75, has been a preacher, mailman and the third black police officer in Athens. He ousted Alvin Sheats in 2002, primarily because Sheats never met a rezoning he didn’t like, and became an eloquent and respected spokesman for the Hancock Corridor and the poor across Athens, on the rare occasions that he chimed in. Maxwell’s politics shifted somewhat after the Republicans’ 2012 redistricting handed him the largely white, progressive neighborhoods along Prince Avenue. By and large, his new constituents are happy with his representation, but he still cited redistricting as a factor in his decision, along with his age. “It’s not the same as when the district was like it was,” he said. As Maxwell himself would put it, many of his constituents are (baritone voice) “deeply disturbed.” No one had stepped up to run at press time, but undoubtably there will be great interest in the seat. After 18 years in office—three terms on the Athens City Council and three on the Athens-Clarke County Commission— Kathy Hoard also has decided not to seek re-election next year. “It has been a tremendous honor to serve our community in this manner, but I am looking forward to other engaged individuals stepping forward expressing interest in the post I currently hold,” Hoard said via email. Lo and behold, just a few days later, a message from a representative of Diane Bell popped up in the ol’ inbox announcing her candidacy for Hoard’s District 7 seat. Bell is a very well qualified candidate: She has served on SPLOST committees for 15 years, owns A Flair With Hair and is president of the Five Points Business Association. But don’t expect her to be a shoo-in. Others will be eyeing this seat as well. In a statement to Flagpole, posted in full on, Hoard reflected on her time in public service. She has worked to preserve our city’s water supply and historic resources, chairing a water conservation committee during the recent horrific droughts and leading efforts to protect South Milledge Avenue with an overlay district and reform the historic district designation process by giving more information earlier to neighborhood residents. Just last week, she and Commissioner Mike Hamby pushed through a moratorium on demolitions on West Cloverhurst. Still left undone, though, is strengthening the demolition delay ordinance, which, as Hoard noted, has yet to save one historic building. But most of all, I’ll miss Hoard’s quick wit. Anytime anyone goes on too long in a meeting or just isn’t making any sense— which is a lot—Hoard has been there to cut them down with a dose of sarcastic Southern sweetness. Bless her heart. Blake Aued

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capitol impact a generational Choice in politics Carter, in his two terms as a legislator, has already confronted Deal over the issues of K-12 funding and how best to allocate the money available for HOPE scholarships to college students. That debate will now carry over into the general election campaign for governor, and that’s a healthy development for voters. “You really have folks out there who don’t feel connected, and who don’t see the Georgia they want to see right now,” Carter said last week. “I know that we can do better and the question then becomes, can we afford to wait? And the answer for me is no. “We want a Georgia that’s at its best,” he said. “And Georgia at its best invests in education, it doesn’t cut billions out of the classrooms. It has an economy that works for the middle class and it always has an honest government.” Carter intends to serve out his current term in the Senate. “I got elected to do that job,” he said. “My political consultants and my finance folks have said, ‘You should raise money for your campaign,’ but this is the job I was elected to do. The issues that we are going to confront in the legislature are exactly the issues we are going to confront when I am running for governor.” Carter brings national attention to the governor’s race because of his famous grandfather, just as Michelle Nunn sparks interest in the U.S. Senate race because of her well-known father, retired Sen. Sam Nunn. There’s little doubt he will get plenty of political advice from grandparents Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter as he makes his first try at statewide office. “It’s important for people to know this is not a campaign about Jimmy Carter, it’s a campaign about what is best for Georgia,” Carter said. “But if you think that can keep them from offering advice, you don’t know them very well.” Tom Crawford

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undreds of University of Georgia students and community activists marched over the Sanford Drive bridge Friday, Nov. 8 to call attention to racism and homophobia on campus. Caroline Bailey, a UGA student and president of the university’s Black Affairs Council, organized the march after someone posted “Why can’t you dumb dirty niggers stop stinking up the place? let UGA be RIGHT for good WHITE Christian students,” to the council’s Facebook page. The message was posted anonymously using an account under the name of a UGA student, but according to university police, someone else created the account in the student’s name. UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office is investigating. Bailey said she was “very, very disheartened,” that someone could post such a message 50 years after UGA began admitting black students.

“This isn’t just about a Facebook post,” said Adreanna Nattiel, who describes herself as a black, queer student. “This is about a culture on campus that says this kind of thing is OK.” While the Facebook post sparked the march, activists used the occasion to call attention to other issues—inequality for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, and the Board of Regents’ policy barring undocumented immigrants from attending UGA. “I graduate in May,” said Yami Rodriguez, president of the Undocumented Students Alliance. “Sadly, I will be graduating from a segregated university.” Students said they were especially outraged because it was homecoming weekend. They tweeted from the march using the hashtag #home4who. Blake Aued Blake Aued

Whether he wins or whether he loses, state Sen. Jason Carter (D-Decatur) brings something valuable to next year’s race for governor: He will give voters a real choice in which direction they want the state to take. Carter’s decision to challenge Gov. Nathan Deal brings one of those moments when you can feel the beginnings of a changeover from one generation to another. The tectonic plates of state politics are shifting. In terms of age, there’s a stark contrast between the two candidates. Carter will be 39 when the general election campaign commences. Deal will be 72, nearly twice the age of his challenger. When Deal was first elected to the Georgia Senate in 1980, Carter was a five-year-old kid who hadn’t even started the first grade. Carter will be criticized for his youthfulness, but he noted: “Richard Russell was 33 when he first took office, Ellis Arnall was 35, Herman Talmadge was 33, Carl Sanders was 37 when he became governor. Those are giants in Georgia politics.” Deal is part of a Republican establishment that has controlled state government for more than a decade. That leadership believes the most important thing they can do is cut taxes and provide financial incentives for businesses and corporate executives. Those benefits to the business community have been financed by cutting billions of dollars in funding for public schools and by limiting the money spent on highways, infrastructure and public safety. We are now a state where many schools can’t afford to keep their doors open 180 days a year—but where we are spending tax funds to build a football stadium for a billionaire NFL owner. Deal’s priorities will be examined in his own Republican primary. Dalton Mayor David Pennington and state school Superintendent John Barge should provide some alternatives on how the state could address its economic development and education issues.



ACC Faces Cuts or Fare Hikes But There Are Alternatives


he Health Sciences Campus bus is popular with Normaltown residents. Maybe too popular. Since the University of Georgia started offering the free service, Athens Transit has lost 23,000 riders from its Nos. 5 and 7 buses, which run down Prince Avenue. Combined with other factors, like student apartment complexes that offer free shuttles to downtown and campus, Athens-Clarke County buses are running on fiscal fumes. The ability to hop on a campus bus for free is a nice perk for students, UGA employees and non-UGA-affiliated residents alike, and both services take thousands of cars off the streets every day. But partly as a result of UGA Campus Transit’s success in the limited area it serves, Athens Transit is facing more cutbacks and fare hikes down the road.

UGA Up, Athens Transit Down With 11 million annual riders, UGA Campus Transit is the second-largest mass transit system in Georgia behind MARTA. Another 1.7 million riders are expected to board Athens Transit buses this year. While Campus Transit continues to grow, Athens Transit ridership has dropped from a peak of more than 1.8 million riders in 2011. Overall, UGA ridership on Athens Transit is down by 50,000 trips this year. “We’ve lost a lot of UGA trips because of the all the private vans out there from the apartment complexes,” Athens Transit Director Butch McDuffie says. “We’re losing ridership because the university is providing free service to other parts of the community.” The apartment shuttles, in particular, astound McDuffie, who notes that students living off-campus are already supporting Athens Transit with the taxes embedded in their rents, as well as supporting Campus Transit through student fees, although he acknowledges that the shuttles may be more convenient. Except for a handful off College Station Road, Campus Transit does not serve off-campus apartment complexes; Athens Transit does but is focused more on low-income neighborhoods. McDuffie says he’s not laying any blame on UGA. The two systems coordinate and cooperate as best they can, and UGA is a major source of funding for Athens Transit.



“We have a need to move students between the two campuses,” Campus Transit System Manager Ron Hamlin says. “The initial indications we got was that there would be no impact or minimal impact… We’re trying to avoid any potential issues with duplication of services.” Even when ridership was higher, Athens Transit faced cuts. Local taxes make up $1.7 million of its $5.7 million operating budget this year, down more than $1 million from five years ago. Federal grants for capital expenses like new buses and bus shelters are down. The Athens-Clarke County Commission has raised adult fares (children, seniors, the disabled and people who buy multi-ride passes pay less) three times in nine years, from $1 in 2005 to $1.25 in 2009 to $1.50 in 2012 to $1.60 this year. Under former Mayor Heidi Davison, fares went up to pay for new services like Saturday and night buses. But the more recent hikes have merely served to avoid even more severe cuts. Mayor Nancy Denson, citing poor ridership numbers, has twice proposed eliminating bus service after 6 p.m., but commissioners, seeing it as essential for carless workers, settled for fare hikes and cutting back service by only one hour, to 10 p.m. The Link, rural vans that shuttled people in far-flung areas to bus stops, has already stalled due to lack of ridership. Unless a fare hike is approved, McDuffie says he’ll be forced to recommend more cuts—maybe gameday shuttles, maybe service to the little-used park-and-ride lot on Oconee Street, maybe night buses again. The alternatives are a bigger contribution from taxpayers or another fare increase. Farebox revenue is down to 26 percent this year, below the 35 percent required by ACC policy. “Our job is to try to run this operation like a business,” McDuffie says. “You try not to pit neighborhood against neighborhood, day against night, things like that, but you still need to look at your cost recovery.” A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Multimodal Center. Options include a 10, 15 or 20 cent fare hike, as well as a 10, 15 or 25 cent transfer fee. After the hearing, McDuffie will make a recommendation to the commission, which will take comment again and discuss it Thursday, Nov. 21, then vote Tuesday, Dec. 3.

The reason he’s doing it now, rather than as part of the budget process this spring, is because ACC and UGA are about to negotiate a new contract before the end of the year. Under an agreement between the local government and the university, UGA pays ACC every time a student or employee swipes his UGACard to board Athens Transit. The contract will bring in about $1.3 million this year. When the commission decides to raise fares as part of the county budget approved each June, though, ACC loses out because the amount per ride has already been settled based on the previous year’s lower fare.

Other Ways to Pay Meanwhile, on the other side of the Arch, student transportation and employee parking fees cover the $7.5 million annually needed to run UGA’s 10 routes. Many run several times an hour and 24 hours a day when school is in session—something Athens Transit can’t do because it’s serving a less dense, more spread-out population, McDuffie says. For those lucky enough to live near South Milledge or Prince avenues, Athens Transit fare hikes or cutbacks won’t matter. A free UGA bus will come along every few minutes to take them downtown. “My concern is the folks who increasingly need ACC transit and can’t use UGA transit are the ones who end up paying,” says Elliott Caldwell, president of the alternative transportation group BikeAthens. As UGA expands, the dilemma is not going away. When the new veterinary teaching hospital opens on College Station Road in a couple of years, Campus Transit will run there, too. “We’re still in the planning stages on that one,” Hamlin says. “We don’t know if we’ll be operating open doors.” That’s a reference to UGA’s policy of letting anyone board for free. It’s simply not worth the trouble to check UGACards and take fares from anyone without one, he says, and it doesn’t cost UGA anything to let a townie onboard. Officials in Clemson, SC, discovered the same thing. Eighteen years ago, city and Clemson University officials decided to scrap a campus van service and start a real bus system that would serve both students and city residents. It now

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carries two million riders a year among three counties, five cities and four colleges in the area. And it’s free for riders, funded entirely by local and federal taxes and student fees totaling $4 million annually. “The university saw that as an attractive proposition, and so did the city, and it’s been a huge success from Day One,” says Al Babinicz, head of CATBus, the Clemson system. Like McDuffie, Babinicz does not understand why apartment complexes want to operate shuttles, calling it “stunning” that they would pay for such a duplication of service. Unlike Athens Transit or UGA Campus Transit, however, CATBus does focus on serving high-demand areas, mainly student apartments. One developer built a $25 million complex on the condition that CATBus ran there, Babinicz says. “The entire community wins,” he says. “The apartment owners win, the students win, the university wins.” Nationwide, 39 cities operate free transit systems, including Chapel Hill, NC, home of the University of North Carolina. “We have people recognizing that if they’re analyzing their cost structure, particularly in college communities, it costs more to collect fares than you raise,” Babinicz says. Would a combined, free system work in Athens? “First of all, you have two very fine systems, so you need to be very careful what you do if you are merged or blended to make sure the service or funding stays in place,” Babinicz says. He advises UGA and ACC officials to look at pooling grant dollars and finding efficiencies in maintenance, fuel and purchasing vehicles.

“We’re losing ridership because the university is providing free service to other parts of the community.” Neither McDuffie nor Hamlin is willing to endorse the idea of combining systems. “That would be a decision that’s made at a higher level than mine,” Hamlin says. ACC Commissioner Mike Hamby, though, says he’s intrigued. “I think you’d have a huge ridership for that, and a sales tax to support that would be a great idea.” Hamby and Commissioner Allison Wright are pushing for state legislators to allow ACC residents to vote on a small sales tax increase—less than a penny on the dollar—to fund transit and economic development. (ACC’s current 7 percent sales tax is the highest allowed by state law.) Hamby envisions the tax paying for infrastructure projects that would have been funded by T-SPLOST, a 1 percent regional sales tax for transportation that Northeast Georgia voters rejected in 2012, although a majority in Athens favored it. That could include fixing key corridors like Atlanta Highway, Lexington Road and Prince Avenue, as well as buses. The T-SPLOST project list originally included $7.5 million over 10 years for every-half-hour service on all Athens Transit routes, most of which inconveniently run just once an hour. “Transit is such an important service for people to get to jobs, to school, wherever they’re going, to the grocery store, that I don’t want to do anything to cut back on that service,” Hamby says.

“Particularly in college communities, it costs more to collect fares than you raise.” Wright envisions a shuttle circulating around downtown— something already proposed by Classic Center Executive Director Paul Cramer and downtown master plan guru Jack Crowley—and a route for conventioneers stopping at hotels up and down Broad Street and Atlanta Highway. ACC needs to invest to draw tourists and private development, Hamby and Wright say, but they don’t want to put it all on the backs of businesses and homeowners in a county where almost half the land is off the tax rolls. “The reality is, it’s a burden on the property taxpayer with the property where it is collected as opposed to where it’s not, the churches and the schools,” Wright says. Especially after T-SPLOST failed across most of the state, commissioners may have a tough time even convincing state lawmakers to let ACC citizens tax themselves. “I will listen to any argument they have to make, but they will have to make a very good one to convince me Athens-Clarke County needs an additional sales tax,” says state Rep. Regina Quick (R-Athens). Others may argue that bus passengers shouldn’t bear the brunt. As McDuffie points out, everyone benefits from transit— even those who don’t use it. “Public transportation benefits everybody, whether you want to look at the environment, traffic mitigation, saving money, saving fuel,” he says. Blake Aued

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he Athens-Clarke County Animal Control facility will soon be getting more space to house stray cats and dogs. As part of the project, which is broken into three stages, Animal Control wants to add five kennels to the existing 30 right next to the current building, says superintendent Patrick Rives. They will be separate from the existing kennels to house dogs that are quarantined for potential rabies. The extra space will mean that Animal Control can keep more dogs for longer before they must be euthanized. “The reason they run out of time is there’s not enough space,� ACC Commissioner Kathy Hoard says. “We’re losing adoptable animals.� The upcoming expansion will benefit people as well as animals. The addition will include more office space for the current staff. Five officers and a supervisor currently share one telephone and two computers in a small room. All of the evidence they collect in abuse, neglect and biting cases, along with the case files, is also stored there. Rives hopes to have a dedicated evidence room to increase security as well as an area specifically for general storage to free up office space. There are plans to turn the current office space into an indoor volunteer area, where people can come in and perform tasks such as bathing dogs. A “puppy room� is also planned, according to ACC Manager Alan Reddish. Rives acknowledges that this is just a “basic building footprint� right now and in the upcoming weeks hopes to have actual schematics for the upgrades. “At this point, the architect is actually coming up with schematic options incorporating the feedback from the mayor and commission about what it is they wanted to see,� he says. The commission unanimously approved the preliminary concept plans Tuesday, Nov. 4, and is tentatively scheduled to vote on a more detailed set of plans in December. Rives tells Flagpole that it’s a “constantly evolving thing� and that nothing is set in stone yet. “A lot of these things, we come up with these great ideas and then you run out of money,� he says. “So, it just depends if additional funding can be found.� Voters approved $601,000 for the animal shelter expansion as part of a package of SPLOST projects in 2010. The second stage of the expansion is to add a cat area. The current cat shelter is in the former Athens Area Humane Society

building about 100 yards down Buddy Christian Way from the dog shelter. (The humane society cut ties with ACC and opened its own no-kill cat shelter in Oconee County several years ago.) The cat shelter sits in the exclusion zone for a planned Athens-Ben Epps Airport runway extension, which according to Rives means “that building eventually needs to go away.� The idea for the new cat area is to consolidate a wing into the main building, where they currently house the dogs. Rives hopes that the new cat wing will contain an area for intake, food preparation and janitorial services as well as general adoption and several isolation rooms. “There are obvious efficiencies in coordinating all of our staff in one building as opposed to having our operations separated into two buildings,� he says. The third and final stage of the ACC Animal Control expansion plans—if there is enough funding—includes two parks for large dogs and two for small dogs, to give the areas a break from continual use. Rives says that having a dog park next door woul bring more people to the shelter, which might lead to an increase in volunteers and adoptions. Right now, Athens dog owners visit the Wiggley Field dog park at Southeast Clarke Park couple of miles from the shelter, which Rives says is in “poor repair� because of its constant use. “It’s got one large dog area and one small dog area. And it’s used every day, all day long,� he says. Leisure Services also runs off-leash dog parks at Memorial Park and Sandy Creek Park. Although the ACC Animal Control placement rate is 95 percent, Rives thinks that all three of these new additions will probably help increase adoption rates. “It stands to reason that the more space you have, the longer you can have animals, the longer you have them, the more chance they have to be adopted,� he says. About 3,000 animals come into the ACC Animal Control Shelter a year, and two-thirds of those are dogs. Some of those cannot be put up for adoption for various reasons. “Not everything that comes here is available for adoption,� Rives says. “We deal with dogs, cats, livestock and wildlife. But if we get a raccoon, we can’t adopt out a raccoon.� David Schick

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e n o D s ' r e Weav Landmark Restaurant to Close (for Real This Time)


exter Weaver, owner of the world-famous Athens soul food restaurant Weaver D’s, plans to shut the doors for good after Thanksgiving. Weaver opened the restaurant in 1986, but it didn’t become famous until 1992, when regular patrons R.E.M. used his slogan, “Automatic for the People,” as the title of their 1992 album that sold 18 million copies, turning him into a celebrity and Weaver D’s into a must-see for music fans visiting Athens. But business has slowed, and last year Weaver said he’d be forced to shut down if it didn’t pick up. It did, but only temporarily, and Weaver announced Monday, Nov. 4 that he is closing “two-three weeks from today” and putting the restaurant and everything in it up for sale. Weaver recently spoke to Flagpole about his decision to retire.

FP: How much money are you making a day now? How much money do you need every day to successfully operate the restaurant? DW: We made $170 on Monday and $270 on Tuesday, so it doesn’t get worse than Monday or Tuesday. We need to make like $1,000 a day in order to pay all our bills when it comes to food, labor and utilities.

Flagpole: Weaver D’s was on the brink of closing last October and was up for sale in February. Were you able to overcome those financial troubles? Dexter Weaver: We were almost getting ready to close and we got on the news. People support us and would come by and do what they could do to help us stay in business. One girl got on Facebook and got like 200 people to come on one Friday. They didn’t all come at one time, but throughout the day. I thought that was a great help. Once we got in the news, the help got bigger and bigger. Then in February again we went through the whole nine yards, about to close and someone came that wanted to buy it, but I wasn’t ready to retire it yet. So we’re still hanging on.

FP: What career advice would you give to others who want to own and run a restaurant? DW: They’ve got to watch everything. Watch their portions, watch the food, watch the inventory that you bring in, watch your labor, watch your spending and watch your employees. Don’t have a lot of money sitting on the shelves and in the freezer. We’re at the point now where our refrigerators are not filled and our freezers are not filled. We just have the week’s supply and buy more food when we run out. I ran Wendy’s, I ran Kentucky Fried Chicken and I ran Krystal. I was seven years in fast food management and 27 years here, so that’s 34 years under my belt. You have to work long hours. The work never stops. Non-stop. I’m here from nine to six, six days a week, every Monday through Saturday.

FP: Would you sell Weaver D’s now if another offer came along? DW: I would. Yes, I’m looking for some offers. I wasn’t ready to retire when I got the offer last October, but now I am. If someone buys it, they can do whatever they want with it. I’m not where I was healthwise a year ago. My legs are just not holding up now, and we need a whole lot more sales in order to stay here, and if we can’t, then we’ll have to close. We’re barely just making it, and we need to do more than barely. I haven’t gotten a salary in more than a year… We’ll be open through Thanksgiving, but when the students go home for Thanksgiving, I’m going home, too, and I’m not coming back. FP: What are the biggest challenges you face today? DW: I’m still not able to pay all of my bills. My house is up for sale, so I wouldn’t say it’s doing fine and dandy. So, we’re just existing. The price of food has gone up so high and utilities, so we’ve had to raise our prices. Gathering more money would always solve the problem. Our revenue is not as much as we need. We’re just here by the grace of God. We would need a miracle to stay open.



FP: Has Weaver D’s received a lot of support from students? DW: A lot of the students don’t have a lot of money, and a lot of their credit cards get declined. We hope the students don’t come back from summer broke. We’re weighing on everyone in the community now, but some people don’t know about us. Someone once said that we [were off the beaten path], but they say nowhere in Athens is off the beaten path, so I don’t know.

FP: Did you always have the dream of opening your own restaurant? DW: I never had the dream of opening my own restaurant, but I think, since I worked in fast food, I was geared towards opening my own restaurant. All that I learned in fast food management, like controlling your food costs, labor costs and paper costs, all that really played a big part in opening my own. Learning to fix all the equipment in the fast food restaurants helped me in opening my own. I was a tenant for 23 years. Then, in 2009, I purchased this building.

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FP: What are some of your greatest accomplishments since opening Weaver D’s? DW: We received the James Beard Award. I went to New York City in 2007 to receive the award. The James Beard Award is like the Grammys of food service. Martha Stewart and all the cooks you see on TV were there that night. They named Weaver D’s an American Classic that night. Ali Bleakley



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Europe and the Middle East By Bus and Camel

Former Athens-Clarke County mayor and activist-about-town Gwen O’Looney recently returned from a trip to Europe and the Middle East, where she rode a camel and had her suitcase stolen, among other adventures. She shares some of her impressions with Flagpole publisher Pete McCommons. Flagpole: So, you and John swapped domiciles with a couple from The Hague in the Netherlands? Gwen O’Looney: Yes, It’s not far from Amsterdam. Less than 50 miles. It’s their international city: all the embassies and national government buildings. FP: Like Washington? GO: It’s not the capital. Amsterdam is the capital. FP: And you rode bicycles everywhere? GO: Everywhere. I was totally amazed at the age range, and the level of competency was high. In the mornings we had this great window seat, and I would sit and watch all the people going to work on their bikes. And then you see the very youngest with their little bikes; they become competent over the years. FP: They have separate bike lanes? GO: Their whole transportation system is pedestrian first, bike second and last is the car. And add a layer of consciousness, awareness, that we’re not used to. FP: Plus, no hills. GO: No hills, and so it’s different. It’s amazing how fast you can get places. Pedaling there is like walking, gliding. Even so, I felt a little awkward and worried. I never completely relaxed. FP: But you just started riding a bike. GO: Even John was impressed that at intersections there were three lights: for cars, pedestrians and bikes. On the second day on my bike I broke my middle toe on my right foot. It never interfered with walking. Can’t do anything about a middle toe.




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FP: You were there two weeks, then John came back. Where did you go? GO: I left The Hague and went to Paris, then to Barcelona, by bus. A Euroline bus pass for a month for 350 Euros. FP: That’s the equivalent of about $475? GO: That’s right. I rode the bus everywhere. It was a conscious choice. I could have taken the train, but the train didn’t go to some of the small cities, and the bus is more intimate. People tell you things. Bus riders become a family. I wanted to travel with the people, be integrated with the culture. The train, in certain ways, is like riding by an aquarium, looking in but not a part. I designed the trip so so that I was integrated with people and their cultures. Then I had to fly from Barcelona to Marakesh and back. I went from Barcelona to Nice, France on the bus, then from Nice to Prague on the bus. FP: Good Lord! GO: Then from Prague to Bratislava, the Slovakian capital. I had never gone to the Eastern capitals. Same with Krakow. It was too far and too cold. I went to Bucharest then flew to Jordan, and I traveled there two weeks. Then went from Jordan by bus to Israel. Flew out of Ben Gurion by way of Istanbul and home. FP: Two months in all? GO: Yes. FP: And from The Hague, John came back here and you went to Paris? GO: I wasn’t in Paris very long. I found a hotel that would take my luggage. I stayed on the Champs Élysées. I decided not to rent a room. I rode buses during the night. Had a wonderful time. Walked around the Eiffel Towel and watched the sun come up. People setting up flowers in the markets. Great window shopping on the Champs Élysées. FP: From Paris you went to Barcelona, and your suitcase was stolen?

GO: Probably at the north bus station in Barcelona. Somebody just took it off. Just like today in the airport, you can walk off with anybody’s suitcase. FP: What did you do? GO: Got there about 5:45 a.m. Got off the bus. Found out I didn’t have a suitcase. Traveling light. Wouldn’t have to worry about dropping off a suitcase. Might as well go see the Gaudi. Went over to a coffee shop, and I said I wanted to go to Sagrada Familia. She said, “Oh, hurry and you will get in.” I was third in line. It opened at eight and the line was four hours long by 11 o’clock. I had seen pictures of the outside. They’re still working on it, and they’re determined to finish by 2030. That kind of commitment is interesting. Intricate things in his work, especially in the house that he built for someone who commissioned it and gave him freedom. It has all these light wells. It’s lit by the sun. For some reason Barcelona attracted a proliferation of architecture since the turn of the century. It’s literally at almost intersection you stop. All streets, the main thoroughfares have down the middle a promenade. A walkway with trees and cycling paths divides the street. Barclona leaves spaces: very sophisticated. It’s a major fashion center of Europe, though of course I only had on what I had on the bus. I was wearing two layers because of the cold. At the central market I bought linen pants for a dollar and then another top for a dollar. FP: So, Barcelona turned out okay in spite of losing your suitcase. GO: The trip was just rich with experiences. In Barcelona, I stayed in a mixed dorm room with boys and girls from Spain, Germany and Slovakia. I was the first one out in morning and the last one in at night. They would go out at, like, 11:30 to clubs and come in at, like, six in the morning. And these clubs cost, like, $25 to get in. Expensive. And then they would change and another group would come in. It was so enlightening. No matter what nationality was in the room, they would use English. I was like a fly on the wall, learning. They were

serious about their studies and worried about getting a job. The whole world is worried about getting a job. FP: How did you find that America is perceived? GO: When I traveled in 1970, perceptions of America were very negative, because of the Vietnam War. Now, America is very loved. There’s a huge amount of advertising in English no matter where you are. English is the language of science now. All the music you hear in stores is English. With our words. When I traveled in 2000, 2002 I felt like you could hear the culture of the other countries. Now, our culture is more prevalent than I ever remember it, though I didn’t see Europe back then. FP: Why did you go from Barcelona to Morocco? GO: When I was traveling in 1970, I wanted to go to Morocco. Got over on a ferry. They asked you then how many days you were going to stay and how much money you had with you. There were no ATMs or international banks. You either had American Express or carried money with you. They asked me to step over and wait, and then they said I didn’t have enough money to come in, and they sent me back.

was cold, and I was wearing all my clothes. When the bus got to the Hungarian border, we were standing in a long line to get our passports stamped. A young, beautiful security person stamped my passport. I always like to look at the stamp. I looked, and there was no stamp. Absolutely nothing there. I said, “No stamp?” He shrugged, “No ink.” So like a Communist country. FP: You spent the night in Bucharest? GO: Yes, a woman on the bus spoke English. She had been in Canada two years, working on a farm. She had boxes of clothes she was bringing for a charity in Bucharest, but she was getting off at her home two stops before. She asked if I would help. Oh yes. I love having a job. I get to the station she described to me. I look out the window, and it’s like sunshine. A man, woman—Beatrice—and their daughter. So happy to speak to me. Beautiful people. Anyway, they said, “We will take you.” They loaded up all the clothes. “We will take you to your hostel.” It was very close to them, near the

FP: So, you hung out with Corrie for a while? GO: I planned my visit to arrive for her holiday: EIB is the Muslin equivalent of Christmas, pretty much. They celebrate by the slaughter of an animal, from a small goat to a camel. That morning, Corrie’s colleague, Nabil, had gone to the mosque, then picked out a sheep without any blemish, put it in the trunk of a taxi and taken it home. As the master of the house, Nabil, who is a veterinary pathologist, did the honors and hit the carotid so it was not that painful, but after death the sheep was inconsiderate enough to keep having muscle spasms and it was hard to believe it was not in pain. Then these two guys who went to 10 houses in that one day skinned it and took out its intestines and lungs, etc. while everyone watched. A quarter of it went to his relatives. who had also given him a quarter. So much to the poor. So much to the neighbors. Then it is cut up into little pieces and shish kabobbed on the balcony. FP: How long were you in Jordan? GO: Almost 12 days.

FP: How much did you have? GO: I think I had $30. Morocco was filled with filthy hippies. That was the era. They didn’t want any more.

FP: And you were able to make contact with the people? GO: Yes. I walked through the streets and the market. I would see the people in those markets, not in tourist places. One day I went to a coffee shop. I get up there, and of course it’s all men. And so I smiled and tried to be quiet and respectful and not cause consternation: self effacing, careful.

FP: So, you had always wanted to go to Morocco. GO: Barcelona, Morocco, Tunisa, Egypt, Jordan. I couldn’t go to Egypt or Tunisia because of the trouble there, so I hopped over and back, roundtrip from Barcelona. FP: And then you went to Nice? GO: From Barcelona, I went to Nice on the bus, to visit Athenians Sue Custance and Clint McCrory. His math partner is there. It took a good while. I left Barcelona at like 3 p.m. and got there around noon. Most of these cheap trips are at night. I missed more than I wanted to miss. I would have sat wide-eyed at the window all the way. At Marseille, everybody got off. When we started up again, it was just the bus driver and me and this beautiful Spanish woman, a student in the Institute of Technology at Nice, and this old man who was the luggage assistant. Sue had told me that the bus station was way out past airport. The older man could not speak any English. The bus driver asks me where I’m going. He tells the older man, who picks up a PC, calls up GPS and shows me exactly where we are and where the bus station is. We keep going, looking at the Riviera. He turns on dance music. He drops me one block from Sue and Clint. FP: And then you got right back on the bus and went all the way to Prague? GO: Prague is unbelievably beautiful, and all the Corrie Brown (left) and Gwen O’Looney see rock city (Petra). streets are paved with stones. Sunburst designs, and such. Anyway, I wanted to go to the neighborhoods where the residents shop. I went way out, to an old city center, but they couldn’t find it anywhere. She did not like church with a cemetery where Antonín Dvorák is buried. Then the area, a student area. She did not approve and insisted I I went to a shopping mall. They had three rows of these threecome home with them. I wanted to stay freer, but I went home sided, beautiful wooden tables filled with pastry, bread, food. with them to their communist-era apartment they shared with And I just thought, we are poor. It was just a local supermarher mother, her mother’s sister, Beatrice’s sister and her husket. Not fancy. band and Beatrice, her daughter and her husband. Two rooms. I thought, we are poor. I asked a man shopping if I could One was smaller. The big room was not as big as this room. A take his picture. He wanted to know why. He could not believe bathroom. A tiny kitchen. Their generosity and hospitality were America does not have this: more than 30 kinds of bread, passo overwhelming. They had given me the widow’s mite. We sat tries, cheeses. Rich. up talking until 3 a.m. I was worn out. When I finally got to sleep, I just died. FP: Did you stay in a youth hostel in Prague, too? GO: I stayed in youth hostels everywhere. It was great. FP: Where did you sleep? Anyway, all my hostels were the cheapest places in best locaGO: They took off the top mattress and made one bed. They tions; I could not believe it. Fancy hotels are out of the old would not let me sleep on the floor. The father had a job in city. Youth hostels are right in the center: small, mostly family- computers. He went and slept in his office. They got me up the owned. next morning, and we went by to pick him up, and then we walked around the city center. I took them to lunch, and the FP: How much did they cost in the equivalent of dollars? food was just wonderful. I always tried to eat as many vegGO: I think about $12 a night. The most I spent was $17. etables as possible. FP: So you took the bus from Prague to Bucharest and flew from there to Jordan. GO: Yes, and on the way to Bucharest, I went through Hungary, and you should have seen the snow on these beautiful fir trees, going through the mountains. It was magical. It

East, testing; tissues from any herd crossing borders can be sent there. In the past, it has taken six or seven weeks, which is very expensive for the owners. Now, they’re going to be able to return results in a couple of days—I think 36 hours.

FP: Then you flew to Jordan? GO: Yes. I got there around 3 a.m. Irbid, Jordan is the home of Jordan University of Science and Technology. Corrie Brown is a veterinary pathologist at UGA with a Fulbright fellowship to teach and learn Arabic. In Jordan, they serve the entire Middle

FP: You? GO: They said, fine, come on in. I got a seat where I could see the market. The men were all playing a game that looked like backgammon. Then they played cards. It looked like gin rummy. After half an hour, they started showing off, acting like they were mad at somebody. I’d just laugh. Then I moved over and asked if I could watch. I could tell who was the respected older person, and I asked him for permission. I figured out the difference between gin rummy and their game. It had been almost an hour and a half now. Then these three guys who had been watching other people decided to start a game and asked me if I wanted to play. So, we moved over and started this game. It got some attention. You know how cards are: the luck of the draw. I got fantastic cards, and I beat them three games in a row. The first time they smiled and offered to buy me a cup of coffee. The second time they were sort of quiet. The third time they moved back from the table. It was probably the most undiplomatic thing I did, to win three hands in that environment. FP: We don’t really have enough space to do justice to your time in Jordan. Any highlights? FP: Petra. You have to go to Petra. It’s a city carved out of stone. Sherash. Aqaba, their port city. Madabar, named for the mosaics. John the Baptist was beheaded there. Then we went to Ailjoun: unbelievable castle. But in Irbid, it was so disconcerting to hear the students celebrating holiday parties and in the background the bombing of Syria. It was just like Vietnam during Thanksgiving and Christmas—really a lot of bombs. And five kilometers away, we could see the Golan Heights, Syria, the Dead Sea. That area is just amazing. FP: You flew home out of Jerusalem? Did you spend any time there? GO: I spent four days. FP: What were your impressions? GO: Not that positive. The whole city is beautiful, but I was there at the height of tourism. I went to places that I expected to find being reverent, but I felt like it was so commercialized in lots of places. FP: And then you flew home? GO: Yes, by way of Istanbul, where I planned a 14-hour layover, so I could run into the city, but it didn’t work out. It was farther and much more expensive to ride in than I thought, so that will have to wait for next time.



movie dope Some releases may not be showing locally this week. • indicates new review ABOUT TIME (PG-13) In only his third directorial effort, Richard Curtis tackles a romantic sci-fi tale about a young man named Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) who finds out from his father (Bill Nighy) than the men in their family can travel in time. A skeptical Tim discovers his father is not lying and begins to change the past. Unfortunately, complications ensue that lead Tim to lose the love of his life, Mary (Rachel McAdams). ALIEN (R) 1979. Ridley Scott’s infamous science-fiction film is about a commercial spaceship that accidentally lets an alien life form aboard. BAD GRANDPA (R) Much funnier and more poignant than one would expect from a production company named Dickhouse, Bad Grandpa expounds upon the “Jackass” sketch featuring Johnny Knoxville’s elderly alter ego, Irving Zisman. Like Borat, Knoxville and company capture people’s real reactions to the interactions of a naughty, oversexed grandfather and his eight-year-old grandson, Billy (Jackson Nicoll). BAYOU MAHARAJAH This documentary is about James Booker, a legendary pianist from New Orleans. Part of UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts Festival, this film is directed by UGA alum Lily Keber and produced by Nate Kohn, professor of Telecommunication Arts in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and associate director of the Peabody Awards. (Ciné) k THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY (R) This sequel to the 1999 hit brings back the original cast—Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long—for a holiday themed reunion. Old flames and old feuds are rekindled when college friends reunite after fifteen years over the Christmas holidays. The movie boasts a cast that remains as charming and attractive as they were in the last millennium. BLUE JASMINE (PG-13) Oh my god! Andrew Dice Clay in a Woody Allen movie? I’m so in. Not to mention Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale, Sally Hawkins (so good in Happy-Go-Lucky), Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Peter Sarsgaard. I don’t even need to know what the film’s plot is. (A rich woman moves in with her down to earth sister after her cheating husband loses everything.) (Ciné)

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (PG-13) Paul Greengrass is Hollywood’s most effective director of tense docudramas. Recounting the real life story of Captain Richard Phillips, who was kidnapped by Somali pirates and held hostage in a claustrophobic lifeboat for several days, Greengrass crafts his best film since United 93. Tom Hanks stars as Captain Phillips, and he loses his typical Hanks-ness in the dramatized reality realized by Greengrass. The taut effectiveness of Billy Ray’s script certainly should not be undervalued, but will be due to the incredible work done by Greengrass, whose greatest films seem like reality unfolding before our eyes. CARRIE (R) Stephen King’s Carrie returns, and the results are much better than many feared. Though not as stylish as Brian De Palma’s 1976 classic, the new adaptation from Boys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce may be more affecting as a tale of abuse and bullying (a pretty relevant topic for today’s teens). All the memorable set pieces are recreated, from the bloody gym shower to the fiery, bloody Prom. The new Carrie may lack the original’s defining style, but it has a stellar lead in Chloe Grace Moretz, who nails everything but Sissy Spacek’s natural mousiness. Julianne Moore makes a terrifying mother to the telekinetic teen. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (PG) Inventor Flint Lockwood (v. Bill Hader) is working for The Live Corp Company when he must leave his job to investigate claims that his machine is creating food-animal hybrids. This flick sounds like it barely escaped a direct to DVD launch. THE COUNSELOR (R) Is it fair to go ahead and call The Counselor the year’s most disappointing film? Ridley Scott directs a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy (his first!) with a cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt. Filmgoers are definitely left wanting by this tale of a young lawyer (Fassbender) getting involved in some shady drug trafficking. McCarthy has a way with words; his dialogue shines brightly. It’s his narrative that’s far too murky. The movie simply does not tell its story clearly enough to be an entertaining film, nor does it provide the pieces to be a challenging work to reconstruct post-viewing.

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DELIVERANCE (R) 1972. Just when you thought it was safe to get back in a raft, the legendary film that frightened an entire generation of men out of the woods shows in Ciné’s Southern Classic Film Series. Considering the Peach State connections (it stars Waycross native Burt Reynolds, is based on a novel by Georgia-born James Dickey and was shot on the Chattooga), an Athens-town screening seems fitting. Four friends’ decision to spend a weekend rafting rather than golfing ends in “Dueling Banjos,” pigsquealing, compound fractures and that eerie hand in the lake. (Ciné) ELYSIUM (R) Science fiction offers a rich canvas upon which ambitious authors and filmmakers can point out the flaws in modern society via a far-off future. In 2154, the Earth has gone from third rock from the sun to third world. Orbiting in the skies above the planet is Elysium, where the wealthy live forever thanks to breakthroughs in medical technology. An ex-con turned

ESCAPE PLAN (R) Structural security specialist Ray Breslin (Sylvestor Stallone) has spent most of his life breaking out of prison. His latest job incarcerates him in a secret, secure prison for really, really bad guys, where he meets Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger). The chemistry between these two aging action stars is the main draw of Escape Plan. After easing back into action movies with small roles in Stallone’s Expendables franchise and the underrated The Last Stand, the former Terminator seems to be having a lot more fun than Stallone. The movie is entertainingly forgettable, but it would benefit from a little more creativity in the casting. EVERYDAY PEOPLE: THE WORK OF JIM MCKAY The UGA Willson Center and Whatever It Takes Athens presents a four-day film fest featuring the works of Jim McKay, an artist who worked in Athens in the late 1980s into the 1990s. McKay and David Daley, an editor-in-chief for, will

Did you just ask for the white bread? factory worker, Max De Costa (Matt Damon), gets sick in an industrial accident and seeks a means to get to Elysium. Tricked out with an exoskeleton that makes him stronger and nearly invincible, Max goes all Terminator until he gets there. ENDER’S GAME (PG-13) The filmed adaptation of Ender’s Game, written and directed by X-Men Origins: Wolverine’s Gavin Hood, is not an adequate replacement for reading Orson Scott Card’s modern science fiction classic. Young Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield, Hugo) is handpicked by Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) to be the potential savior of humanity, which is being threatened by an alien race, and must complete against a school of young starship troopers on a simulated battlefield in order to fulfill Graff’s prophetic belief. Hood struggles to adequately portray Ender’s grueling exhaustion in the Command School finale, which seems much more like a middle school graduation play than a warm-up for the potential end of humanity. Maybe that’s the movie’s biggest problem; it fails to realize that it’s more than a game. ENOUGH SAID (PG-13) This comedy from writer-director Nicole Holofcener (Please Give and Friends with Money) seems like a wonderful way to say an all too early goodbye to James Gandolfini. He costars with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays Eva, a masseuse dating Gandolfini’s character, Albert. Unfortunately, her newest client (Catherine Keener) is Albert’s ex-wife, and she has nothing but bad things to say about him. (Ciné)

introduce works such as Tourfilm (1990), Girls Town (the 1996 film starring Lili Taylor), Everyday People (2003), Our Song (2000) and Angel Rodriguez (2005) as well as participate in some Q&A sessions and a panel discussion at UGA. (Ciné) FISTS OF STEEL (R) 1991. Carlos, a Vietnam vet and ex-boxer, is recruited by a ‘Nam buddy to kill a Hawaiian drug dealer and terrorist named Shogi. (Ciné) FREE BIRDS (PG) More an oddity than a cute family movie, Free Birds features the voices of Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson as two turkeys, Jake and Reggie, that travel back in time to stop turkey from making the Thanksgiving Day menu. Harrelson’s militaristic idiot is much more entertaining than Wilson’s too talky turkey. Wilson is not only outdone by this colead, supporting voices Amy Poehler, George Takei, Keith David and Dan Fogler are all more entertaining. The strange Free Birds will not become a new holiday viewing tradition, but it’s pleasant enough to be watched once, if one has no other choice. GRAVITY (PG-13) An astronaut (George Clooney) and a doctor (Sandra Bullock) must work together to survive an accident in the cold, silent confines of space. Gravity is an acting tour de force by Bullock and the most incredible special effects driven film I have ever seen. You feel like you are in space, which is simultaneously awe-inspiringly beautiful and coldly dangerous. Taking two mega-stars and placing them in a straight up

disaster movie that is heavily reliant on special effects takes so much vision and control to keep the spectacle from overwhelming the humanity. Gravity is heavyweight genre filmmaking that never lets up. LAST VEGAS (PG-13) The comedy is funnier than expected, and the drama is worse than one can imagine. Four old friends—Paddy (Robert De Niro), Billy (Michael Douglas), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline)— head to Vegas for Billy’s bachelor party. Hilarity ensues as horndog Sam hits on all the ladies, Paddy gripes and grimaces, Archie drinks and gambles, and engaged Billy romances an older woman, lounge singer Diana (Mary Steenburgen). Director Jon Turteltaub smartly lets his four strong leads do their thing, and they are an appealing quartet. They work well together, no matter how unimaginative the script. LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER (PG-13) This crowd-pleasing slice of historical nostalgia chronicles the major events of the second half of the 20th century through the eyes of White House butler Cecil Gaines (Forrest Whitaker). MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (G) In this prequel to Monsters, Inc., we learn how Mike (v. Billy Crystal) and Sully (v. John Goodman) met. Apparently, the two scarers didn’t start as best buds. First, they were scaring rivals at Monsters University. This Revenge of the Monster Nerds doesn’t creatively bend college life for monsters as one would expect from Pixar. Fortunately, the animation, especially the creature design, is as lush and lifelike as ever. THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES (PG-13) I am so over romantic-tinged, supernatural fantasies aimed at teens. The first movie in what the makers hope to be the new Twilight et al. contains every single YA genre trope. When her mother (Lena Headey) disappears, a seemingly normal girl, Clary Fray (Lily “Daughter of Phil” Collins), discovers her significance in a shadow world of demons, vampires, werewolves and witches. Maybe this sort of Junior “True Blood” seemed original a few years ago, but all it is in 2013 is boring. MUSCLE SHOALS This documentary by Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier illuminates the role FAME Studios and producer Rick Hall played in creating the Muscle Shoals, Alabama, music scene. Music legends like Aretha Franklin, Greg Allman, Bono, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Wilson Pickett and Keith Richards attempt to explain the musical magic—that “Muscle Shoals Sound”—that emanated from a small town on the Tennessee River. This tuneful doc was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. (Ciné) PLANES (PG) What with its Cars pedigree and Dane Cook voicework, Planes could have been a lot worse. A cropduster named Dusty Crophopper (v. Cook) longs to race across the skies. Unfortunately, he’s afraid of heights. With the help of his friends, Dusty conquers his fears and the skies. RUNNER RUNNER (R) Young buck Richie Furst (Justin Timberlake) loses his tuition money gambling online. As a Princeton man, he figures out he was cheated and confronts the sinister entrepreneur, Ivan Block (Ben Affleck), who cheated him. Surprisingly, Ivan offers Richie a job rather than just have

him murdered. Naturally, what is too good to be true is. Unless you’re a JT or Affleck fanatic, run run away. THAT EVENING SUN (PG-13) A slow, calculated study of rural aging in the modern South, That Evening Sun is going down on ancient Abner Meecham (Hal Holbrook). Placed in a home by his lawyer son, Paul (Walton Goggins, “Justified”), Abner escapes and returns to his homestead. But Paul has rented the family farm to Lonzo Choat (Ray McKinnon) and his family. Sometimes, genuine southern movies hit it big (Hustle & Flow), but usually the rest of the nation does not connect as deeply. If ever a film deserved wider success, it is That Evening Sun. (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) • THOR: THE DARK WORLD (PG-13) Marvel’s sequel to the surprisingly entertaining 2011 hit should have built on its predecessor’s success. Instead, the movie’s generic plot—an evil villain seeks to destroy the universe—and its science fiction aesthetic resemble an even-numbered Star Trek movie more than a Marvel superhero feature. With frequent “Game of Thrones” director Alan Taylor at the helm, the movie’s Asgard could have benefitted from a grittier, Westeros look; instead, Asgard could be any Naboo-like world from the Star Wars prequel. Chris Hemsworth’s Thor remains as easily charming, and one wonders if the series should have allowed him to be single for a bit. Imagine Thor as an unbound lothario. Oddly enough, what seemed like a weakness of the first film—Thor’s unpowered banishment to Earth—is exactly what’s missing from its sequel. How can you tell? When Thor finally arrives on Earth, the quips fly faster and the gags land more soundly. Thor: The Dark World simply becomes more entertaining when the action leaves Asgard. Apparently, nothing about Thor should ever be serious. After all, he’s a god with flowing blond locks and a giant hammer. Oh, and more Loki please. UGA PRESS AND UGA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY 2013 FILM FESTIVAL The University of Georgia Press and the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries present a four-day film festival including Anthony Mann’s God’s Little Acre (1958), I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang! (1932), The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, and Glory (1989), Edward Zwick’s fantastic, Academy Award-winning historical drama about Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the America’s first all-black volunteer company. (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) WADJDA (PG) Wow! This film is the first feature shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, where cinemas are banned, and was also written and directed by a woman, Haifaa Al Mansour, who is not allowed to drive or vote in her native country. This award-winning film details an eleven-year-old girl’s struggle to buy a bicycle. Of course, in Saudi Arabia, bicycles are thought to endanger a woman’s virtue. Wadjda is certainly a film to celebrate. (Ciné) WE’RE THE MILLERS (R) After running afoul of his drug kingpin pal (Ed Helms), Dave (Jason Sudeikis) must smuggle a smidge that turns out to be a lot more than a smidge of marijuana across the border. Dave hatches a brilliant plan to fake a family with stripper Rose (Jennifer Aniston), runaway teen Casey (Emma Roberts) and virginal Kenny (Will Poulter). Everything works out great until he runs into a swell DEA agent and his wife (Nick Offerman and Kathryn Hahn) and the big-time Mexican drug lord to whom the weed really belongs to catches up with them. Drew Wheeler

movie pick Ride On WADJDA (PG) A 10-year-old girl, Wadjda (Waad Mohammed), sporting Chuck Taylor hightops and living in the suburbs of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, yearns for her first bicycle so that she can race her best friend, Abdullah (Abdullrahman Al Gohani). Due to conservative social and religious pressures, family, friends and neighbors repeatedly discourage Wadjda from making her dream real. Wadjda doesn’t want to make waves, but she nevertheless desires to be herself. In order to get enough money to purchase the bike, Wadjda enters a contest to read the Quran better than her fellow students. Despite the objections from everyone, including her mother (Reem Abdullah), Wadjda remains focused on making her dream real. There’s no escaping Waad Mohammed the humanistic neorealism influence of Vittorio De Sica’s magnificent Bicycle Thieves on this movie, or that of the Dardenne brothers’ more recent The Kid with a Bike. But what writer-director Haifaa Al-Mansour accomplishes here is all her own. Wadjda is the first movie made by a female director to come out of Saudi Arabia, a country with no cinemas, and many Western viewers will find it an eye-opening experience. The tale is universal; an intrepid and clever underdog protagonist fights for individual freedom

within an oppressive community. Al-Mansour, however, infuses this simple tale with delicate moments of insight and emotion, carefully steering away from any overt political statements and instead embedding whatever rebellious criticisms she harbors deep beneath the narrative surface. Al-Mansour reveals to us a world both harsh and tenderly transcendent, uplifting yet also filled with terrible consequences for females, consistently reminding us that Wadjda, despite her pluck, is faced with lessons that could break her spirit in ways unfathomable for many viewers. Mohammed, openeyed and subtly expressive, delivers a standout performance. Like all the best child actors, the less she does, the more powerful the results are. Wadjda is in no way as great or quietly profound as the work of the Dardenne brothers or Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s Offside, influences that Al-Mansour has directly mentioned in interviews. But Wadjda has real dramatic momentum as it progresses, and it marks an important moment in world cinema. It may only be a footnote in the large scheme of things, but it’s an encouraging and well-needed picture, regardless.

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he phone rang/ It was 3 a.m.,” sings Bradford Cox on “T.H.M.” The song appears midway through Monomania, the latest Deerhunter record, released earlier this year. It’s a deceptively simple track: two complementary guitar lines split into the right and left stereo channels, a grounded bassline leaps up every fourth beat. Cox gets to those lines a few measures into an extended phrase. The band slowly picks up momentum, a ride cymbal introduced into the subtly propulsive four-on-the-floor drumbeat just as Cox cagily identifies the caller: “It was T.H.M.” Part of the story behind Monomania began with a different phone call. Late one Sunday night in 2012, Athens musician Josh McKay (Abandon the Earth Mission, Macha, Space Trucks) was up late working in the studio. “I was up at Chase Park mixing Abandon the Earth Mission, the record I’d been working on last year,” he relates. The atmosphere was hectic. “Everything [was] bottlenecking,” he says, describing a “gotta-wrap-it-up kind of vibe… But my phone happened to be sitting out and I saw that it was Bradford calling.” When McKay picked up, a question came from the other line: “Josh, can you be in Atlanta in 40 minutes to try out for Deerhunter?” The invitation didn’t come entirely out of thin air; McKay describes “a really inspired, multi-hour jam session” at Cox’s house a few months prior. McKay initially talked Cox down— “Oh my God, you couldn’t have picked a worse time to ask me this”—but got another call the next day, and within weeks he was with the band in New York working on its new record. McKay describes the circumstances in which he joined Deerhunter as typical of the group. “[It was] really fast and furious, which is pretty much the way Deerhunter likes to work. Minimum preparation, maximum chaos.” It’s not entirely surprising that one of the unique bands to emerge in the last decade should have such a volatile dynamic. The arc of the group’s career, from its 2006 breakthrough, Cryptograms, to this year’s Monomania, has encompassed a staggering array of different styles. Cryptograms combined the band’s taste for lush, drawn-out atmospherics with the



straightforward garage-rock gaining notice in Atlanta at the time, with bands like the Black Lips and the Coathangers receiving national attention. The follow-up, Microcastle, saw the band perfecting this sound, bringing these two poles together in a more cohesive way, while 2010’s Halcyon Digest brought a shift to more condensed songwriting. Throughout, Deerhunter has managed to incorporate variety into its sound while still preserving its own particular character. This is due in large part to frontman Cox himself, who is as compelling and charismatic a bandleader as any in rock history. Whatever Pitchfork-fueled controversial aura there is surrounding Cox only serves as further proof of what a magnetic presence he is, both onstage and on record. His outsize persona revolves in large part around how forthcoming he has been about his insecurities, and yet with each new record he becomes more brash and defiant. The contradiction seems distinctly contemporary. In the age of Ativan and Internet oversharing, he is our twisted Mick Jagger. To focus too much on Cox’s personality, however, would be to lose sight of Deerhunter’s unique position on the current musical landscape. Other big-ticket indie acts either have self-consciously embraced nostalgia—think Arcade Fire—or, as with LCD Soundsystem and Animal Collective, have moved further afield, towards music outside of what might be considered the “rock” realm. Deerhunter, on the other hand, has managed to fold in disparate strands of music, from electronics to Americana, without ever seeming like a throwback act or departing from its core guitar-bass-and-drums sound. Cox can slick his hair back, 1950s-style, and pose with an old-fashioned mic, as he does for the cover of his latest solo album as Atlas Sound, and he can don a Joey Ramone wig for an appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”: these gestures are both indicative of Deerhunter’s ties to the arc of rock music in the last six decades and somehow also proof that the band is doing something that is entirely of the moment. Monomania captures this aspect of the band more than any of its previous records. Each song seems to draw from a

different influence. The twangy guitars on “Pensacola” combine with lyrics that invoke a road trip. It’s a version of the U.S. distilled into abstractions—“the delta,” “the plains,” “the bay”—all expanding on the vulnerable first line: “Take me on the trip, man/ I’ll never get sick.” The track comes right after guitarist and co-songwriter Lockett Pundt’s “The Missing,” which has a clean, melodic guitar line that wouldn’t sound out of place on an early record by the Strokes. “Nitebike” seems at first like a simple, solo acoustic plaint, but the exaggerated echo effect on Cox’s voice adds an off-kilter touch that serves to make the song more affecting. Recalling the recording process for Monomania, McKay describes an intense experience: “Every night going to the studio around 7 p.m., and returning in the morning around 7 a.m.… I didn’t see the sun for the entire time, pretty much,” he says. His account of playing with the group suggests an experience as sui generis as Deerhunter’s music. The seasoned McKay is certainly no stranger to large-scale touring, but he still describes playing with Deerhunter as being “entirely, completely different. There’s a chaos factor that I’ve never encountered before.” That chaos might be central to what makes the band so dynamic. “It’s hard to explain it,” McKay says. “I just see it as a cathartic energy resulting from this kind of chaos. The show ends up having to shake all this static in the air out.” This unknown factor gives Deerhunter its vibrant edge. “We don’t end up settling on some sort of pat technique for being a rock band.” Marshall Yarbrough

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record reviews

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New reviews of local albums are posted regularly on Here are three releases to check out this month.

Cars Can Be Blue: Trace the Tension

HHBTM HHHHH Since the band’s inception, Cars Can Be Blue has grown from a two-piece to a trio. The addition of one member might not be expected to make a whole lot of difference, but it turns out it has. The full-figured Trace the Tension will speak to garage-rock enthusiasts with twisted senses of humor. The lyrical content on Trace the Tension oscillates between the playful (the lines “You gave me back my clothes/ You made me pizza rolls/ And when the lights went down/ That’s when we messed around” kick off opener “You Gave Me”) to absolutely crude (I will leave the lyrics to “I Am A Slut” to the reader’s imagination). The point is not to take any of it too seriously; you’d be hard-pressed to find anything approaching wisdom. The band seems content making noise that is more fun than thoughtprovoking, which is a laudable-enough goal. “Battleship” is the album’s real gem, a song that echoes a kind of sped-up Lemonheads, but with lyrics that are far more crass than anything Evan Dando could have possibly written. Drummer Nate Mitchell helms the mic for “You Should Be Begging,” one of the more serious— and serious-sounding—tracks on the record. Although the song includes a searing guitar solo courtesy of Becky Brooks, Mitchell’s maniacal howl takes the proverbial cake. [Dan Mistich]

Honeychild: American Beach

Mazarine HHHHH The debut album by local group Honeychild is disturbing, beautiful, nostalgic, dreamy and wounded. The record features 10 tracks of “beach music,” but American Beach is no party. The ukelele is used gently, never played in the recognizable fashion. Indeed, the only song on the album that could possibly be called “upbeat” is “Love Me Right,” which has a neat Waikiki-esque rhythm. Everything else exists in a half-buried atmosphere of dreamlike haze where the instrumentation is sparse even when the tempos are quick. The name “Honeychild” takes on a different meaning when fully contextualized. Were it to include a comma (i.e., “honey, child”), it might seem a statement of comfort or empathy; indeed, there is something here that’s supposed to be comforting, but I can’t find it. After two solid weeks of playing American Beach, I’m weepy, agitated and, at times, unnerved by it. A broken heart bleeds all over the record, though the source of the pain is hidden. The lyrics are secreted deeply behind slap-back waves of reverb and, although confidently sung by Honeychild mastermind SJ Ursrey, only reveal themselves intermittently. Every song is indecipherable but wordy, requiring the listener to make up lyrics for himself. It’s a trick that has certainly added to the mystique of bands throughout history (R.E.M., anyone?), but I don’t think Honeychild has any designs on being mysterious. American Beach is beach music mostly insofar as the beach is an idea as much as a physical place, a final destination as much as a point of entry. Depending on one’s own psyche, the album should fill at least one of those roles. [Gordon Lamb]

Je Suis France: Coleslaw III Drymouth

Diskette Records LTD HHHHH Here is what you need to know about the sixth full-length from the dubiously local rock and roll collective Je Suis France. A: It’s called Coleslaw III Drymouth, which is a play on the real (and really hilarious) name of a 12th Century Polish prince, Boleslaw III Wrymouth. B: Coleslaw III Drymouth is out in a limited cassette run on a Polish record label. C: Je Suis France has never been to Poland. The in-joke-obsessed members of the France, as the group has been dubbed by its devotees, live all over the place: Athens, San Francisco, not-Poland. Yet the band has managed to maintain a relatively steady stream of output over the past decade, from 2007’s critically misunderstood Afrikan Majik LP to 2011’s patience-pushing Let’s Give ‘Em Something to Talk About. Coleslaw III Drymouth is the band’s freshest-sounding album in some time, and among its two or three most palatable releases to date. This is due in part to its succinctness (25 minutes), which allows for fewer diversions. The record finds the band distilling its sportive pop down to its core: the hooks and punchlines are among the strongest the France has given us in years. Despite its playfulness, Coleslaw III Drymouth features some honest-to-goodness pathos, too. The erstwhile Miller High Life-swilling members of the France, at one time Athens’ indie-rock answer to the dominant downtown frat culture, are now smack-dab in the middle of adulthood and not averse to looking back on “the good times” with honest ambivalence. But, as intently regressive tunes like “Hot Shit in Tent City” make painfully clear, you should probably take these life lessons with a grain of salt. [Gabe Vodicka]



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FP: The My Morning Jacket comparisons showed up a lot in the beginning. BB: Mmm-hmm. And it still happens. I know when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m borrowing a piece from my favorite bands, like Pavement or Archers of Loaf. I still do it to this day. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of my favorite things about making music: the fact that, in a way, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m paying tribute to my favorite stuff. FP: There is a distinctly Southern vibe to Band of Horses. BB: I think a person canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but be influenced by where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re from, not only in music but in everything they do. I remember when I lived in Seattle and I was playing drums for [Carissaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wierd], and they asked me to sing backup on one song. Even back then, I had a drawl with the way I sang. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just part of who I am, and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shy away from it. I love where I come from, and the history of where my family comes from. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not a South-is-gonna-rise-again dude, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sure. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just who I am. FP: Why did you decide to go the solo route? BB: I had an album kind of hanging out for a while anyway; I finished it like two years ago. I wanted to get out and switch things up just for inspirationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sake, to get out and risk everything in front of people. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toughâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Band of Horses has gotten a bit more popular than I could have imagined, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pressure to make sure we deliver. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to be able to let loose a little bit and experiment more. FP: These were songs written expressly for this purposeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Band of Horses sketches? BB: Well, they kind of were. Some of them I knew werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in the same realmâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;either too aggressive, or some of them are just really stupid, just dumb. But some of them I had recorded before we did [2012â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s] Mirage Rock. We had these songs in the can if we needed to reference them and beef up the versions

I had. And one of them actually ended up making itâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the song â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shut-in Touristâ&#x20AC;? made the cut for Mirage Rock, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a totally different kind of vibe. FP: When I first set up this interview with your publicist a few weeks ago, I was very much looking forward to discussing the dominance of Georgia football this season. BB: Ay-yay-yay. FP: Where do you stand on Todd Grantham? BB: Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tough one. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never been a â&#x20AC;&#x153;fire Richtâ&#x20AC;? guy. At some point, the writing is on the wall. The numbers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lie. Last year we gave up a lot of points as well. I think it will work itself out one way or another, and my opinion doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make much of a difference. FP: Do you think [Aaron] Murray will be a first-round pick? BB: I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know. I would love that for him. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t follow the NFL much. You know, I loved the crap out of David Greene and D.J. Shockley, but besides Matt Stafford, we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had the best luck getting our quarterbacks into the league in a starting role. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really know how theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll assess [Murrayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s] abilities. Obviously, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that dynamic of a runner. FP: Are you able to make it to any any games? BB: The last game I went to was [in 2009] when we beat South Carolina at the last minute. Usually what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do is, my uncle lives down there, and my cousins. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go and tailgate and then go back to his house and watch it in the comfort of his living roomâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in a more controlled environment. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t imagine Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to get to any games [this season]. But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to playing Athens, and hopefully Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get get a hall pass to stay the day after the 40 Watt show and watch the game at my uncleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house. FP: Do you want to give a prediction for the score of the Auburn game? BB: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so superstitious about Georgia football. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to jinx us. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m one of those people who will like, move seats. I hope we beat Auburn. I hate them more than any of our rivals. After the Nick Fairley/Cam Newton stuff, I just despise their football program. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just gonna predict that we kick the shit out of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em. FP: I appreciate you chatting for a bit. BB: Go Dawgs. Gabe Vodicka

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Music News And Gossip Hello, people. This is just about the time of year when folks start sliding into holiday fatness and lethargy, somehow convincing themselves that clicking â&#x20AC;&#x153;goingâ&#x20AC;? on a Facebook event invitation and then forgetting about it entirely constitutes participation in our beloved music scene. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with no apology that I declare it absolutely does not. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always lots of great stuff happening, and like anything else, the less you do the older you get. So, join me in staying young and check out this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s whatnot belowâ&#x20AC;Ś

bringing back Greenwood, SCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Swinginâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Medallions (best known for the 1966 hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Double Shot of My Babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Loveâ&#x20AC;?). The VIP package is $299 and includes a room for two, champagne, a dinner buffet, tickets to the show and a carry-out breakfast afterward. If you wanna skip dinner, you can get all of the above for $199. All taxes and gratuities are included in these prices. Catch up on what the band has been up to for the past 47 years at, and make your reservations at

Two Facts: Athens singer-songwriter Ken Will Morton will release his new album Slow Burn Jan. 2. This is the seventh full-length release for Morton, who will also tour Sweden in February behind the Swedish release of his 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x153;best ofâ&#x20AC;? compilation, Tell It to the Wind. The Swedish label is named Ball & Chain Records, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be damned if I can find any information about it besides a small

Winter Screamalong: The Athens hardcore dudes in Harsh Words just released their new demo tape, and actual cassettes should be in local stores by the time you read this. If you want to check it out online, head to Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty solid listen, distinguished primarily by permanent punk drummer Jason Griffin handling vocals. But, sweet Lord, I wish the band didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t open every song with a feedback screech. Just Pro Tools it or whatever it is people do in â&#x20AC;&#x153;the studioâ&#x20AC;? these days.

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Jasmine Johnson and Knowa Logic presence on Pinterest. Dig that at pinterest. com/ballchain. In other news, Morton recently joined the growing stream of local artists to have played The Hut, which is the new name for the listening room at the Pizza Hut on Baxter Street. Follow Morton along his path via Open Season: The nomination season is now open for the second annual Athens Hip Hop Awards. The 2014 ceremony will be held Sunday, Feb. 23. The ballot includes such diverse categories as Best Male and Female Hip Hop Artist, Producer, Promoter, Soul Food Restaurant, Poet, Hairstylist, Club DJ, Tattooist and more. The nomination period lasts until Friday, Dec. 20, and the voting period begins Wednesday, Jan. 1. To place your nominations and get more information on the Awards, founded last year by Knowa Logic and Jasmine Johnson, please see


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Worth Every Minute: John Fernandes and his Cloud Recordings record label have an incredibly ambitious and equally awesome festival-sized event happening Nov. 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;23 at the Caledonia Lounge and Flicker Theatre & Bar. The first two nights are exclusively at Caledonia, and the second two feature performances at both locations. The 29-band event will feature Circulatory System, Sea of Dogs, Grape Soda, Hot Fudge, Helen Scott, Moths, Cult of Riggonia, The Dream Scene, Space Trucks, Visitations, Supercluster, New Sound Of Numbers, the Shoal Creek Stranglers and more. Whoa! A full schedule can be found at This is My Bag, Baby: The symbiotic historical relationship between Athens music and art will be celebrated by UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lamar Dodd School of Art and the Special Collections Library next May in a project named Art Rocks Athens. Focusing specifically on cultural artifacts of our scene that appeared between 1975 and 1985, planned events include a retrospective art exhibition at the school of art, a graphics show (i.e., flyers, posters, stickers, etc.) at the Lyndon House, rare film screenings at CinĂŠ, guest lectures and live shows at the 40 Watt Club, Georgia Theatre and Caledonia. The list of people involved in this massive undertaking is damn-near unimpeachable, too. You can find out the whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who and other info over at and artrocksathens. Gordon Lamb

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40 Watt Club ¡ 8 p.m. ¡ $5 By the looks of it, Peter Buck seems to be having a hard time transitioning into retirement since his â&#x20AC;&#x153;day jobâ&#x20AC;? ended when R.E.M. decided to call it a day in September 2011. Having just released a new album with the supergroup Tired Pony (in addition to planning his second solo record), Buckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s output is as prodigious as ever. The rare solo gig at the 40 Watt will be even more special given the ticket price: $5 for all-you-can-rock. Just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect an impromptu R.E.M. reunion: bassist Mike Mills has said there are â&#x20AC;&#x153;zero plansâ&#x20AC;? for the band to share a stage anytime soon. Drivinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; N Cryinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; frontman Kevn Kinney headlines the show with his other band, The Roamin Countrymen. [Dan Mistich]




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and during the competition. Voters can visit to donate, where one dollar equals one vote. All proceeds go to Breaking Silence, Project Safeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dating violence awareness initiative and teen texting line. [Sarah Temple Stevenson] LECTURES & LIT | Sunday, Nov. 17

Meet the Author: Allen C. Shelton

The Globe ¡ 7 p.m. ¡ FREE! Ever noticed the old bike inside of The Globe? You may have dismissed it as just a decorationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the pub is a popular spot to watch the Twilight Criterium, after allâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; but the relic was actually owned by Patrik Keim, a local mixed-media artist who committed suicide in 1998. A few years following his death, a pine coffin was uncovered in a swamp 180 miles from Keimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grave and down the road from the farm of author and sociology professor Allen C. Shelton. Shelton, who possessed a suitcase full of Keimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incomplete projects, became convinced that his friend was traveling around in search of his unfinished work. In Where the North Sea Touches Alabama, selfdescribed as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sociological fictocriticism,â&#x20AC;?

Georgia Theatre ¡ 8 p.m. ¡ $15 The release of her fourth album, Once I Was an Eagle, this May earned British folkie Laura Marling her third consecutive Mercury Prize nomination, and for good reason. The forceful, unadorned record culls heavily from the English folk tradition, bearing shadows of Nick Drake, Vashti Bunyan and the like, but Marling has also established a sound very much her own. On songs like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Master Hunter,â&#x20AC;? an open-tuned, Easterntinged guitar drones alongside a driving drumbeat while Marling, in her sultry and vivid contralto, cagily quotes Dylan and muses on the beauty inherent in loneliness. This restlessness is what sets her apart. Though her music is accesLaura Marling sible in a certain nu-folk sense, lyrically, Marling opts for mystery Shelton explores his relationship to Keim over earnestness, â&#x20AC;&#x153;who?â&#x20AC;? over â&#x20AC;&#x153;hey!â&#x20AC;?. as well as his relationship to northeastern [Gabe Vodicka] Alabama through a narrative of fantasy and reflection. [Jessica Smith] PERFORMANCE | Sunday, Nov. 17 MUSIC | Monday, Nov. 18

Stomp Out Domestic Violence Sarah Jarosz, Brian Wright Classic Center ¡ 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. ¡ $10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15 As an offshoot of Dancing with the Athens Stars, Project Safe presents Stomp Out Domestic Violence, a step competition featuring local amateur groups. For those unfamiliar, step dancing is centered around footwork and rhythm. Experts coach and choreograph routines, and this year experienced step teams will also perform alongside the rookies. The six competing teams include Studio Dance Moms with Alps Elementary, JJ Harris Elementary teachers and students, The MAMAs (Middle Aged Men of Athens) with Clarke Middle School, Model Citizen Salon with Hilsman Middle School, Gamma Sigma Sigma with Clarke Central High School and DanceFX with Cedar Shoals High School. Teams will compete for Judgesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Favorite and Audience Favorite, the latter being determined by how many votes a team receives up to


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Melting Point ¡ 7 p.m. ¡ $15 (adv.), $18 (door) The word â&#x20AC;&#x153;prodigyâ&#x20AC;? pops up a lot in the conversation surrounding Austin, TX-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz, who has been hailed by many as one of the most vital figures in contemporary bluegrass. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s due in large part to her age; Jarosz turned 22 in May. Her most recent album, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Build Me Up From Bones, is a startlingly mature outing, a focused and warm-blooded LP. Songs like the haunting â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fuel the Fireâ&#x20AC;? prove that all those premature Gillian Welch comparisons may not have been so off-base after all. Jarosz will be joined on the bill by another talented young songwriter, L.A.via-Nashville-via-Texas troubadour Brian Wright, whose narrative folk tunes call to mind legends like John Prine and Townes Van Zandt. [Gabe Vodicka]


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Tuesday 12 CLASSES: Swing Dance Night (Dancefx) A casual evening of social swing dancing. No experience or partner necessary. 7–8 p.m. (lesson), 8–10 p.m. $3–5. EVENTS: Oconee Farmers Market (First Christian Church, Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more. 4–7 p.m. EVENTS: Terrapin Moo-Hoo Release Party (Buffalo’s Café) Join the Moo-Hoo Brew Crew for cookies and Moo-Hoo floats. 7 p.m. 706-354-6655 EVENTS: Tour of Memorial Hall (UGA Memorial Hall) The AthensClarke Heritage Foundation presents a tour of Memorial Hall, which was constructed in 1910 as a memorial for students killed in WWI. 5:30 p.m. $10. EVENTS: Tuesday Farmers Market (West Broad Market Garden) Fresh produce, cooked foods and children’s activities. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday. 4–7 p.m. 706-613-0122, FILM: God’s Little Acre (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) Based on the Erskine Caldwell novel published in 1933 and reprinted by the UGA Press. 7 p.m. FREE! FILM: “Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing” (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) Frank Sinatra and guests Diahann Carroll and The 5th Dimension perform classics in this one-hour television special that won a 1968 Peabody Award. 3 p.m. www. FILM: Trashed (Ciné Barcafé) A documentary exploring the global connection of waste. Co-sponsered by the EcoFocus Film Festival and ACC Recycling Division. 7 p.m. (reception), 7:30 p.m. (screening). FREE! GAMES: Movie Quotes Trivia (Max) With host Cora Jane every Tuesday. Everyone’s a winner. 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-254-3392 GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete! Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Every Tuesday. 8–10 p.m. 706353-0305 KIDSTUFF: Author Visit (ACC Library) Susan Nees, writer and illustrator of the series Missy’s

Super Duper Royal Deluxe, presents a book talk, reading and drawing activity. 4:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Roundtable Discussion: “Productive Communities” (Miller Learning Center, Room 171) The UGA Music Business Certificate Program teams up with the Willson Center’s Athens Music Project ethnomusicological research cluster for a conservation about the role music production plays in communities. With music producers Trina Shoemaker, Tom Lewis and Paul Reeves. Moderated by David Barbe of the Music Business Program. See Pick on p. 13. 5 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Guest Lecture (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Room 285) Mikko Saikku is an environmental historian and UGA Press author. 5 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Author Michael Sugich (Avid Bookshop) Meet Sugich in celebration of his book, Signs on the Horizons, an enthralling memoir of one seeker’s interactions with men who have transcended the ordinary and achieved stations of spirituality and enlightenment. 6:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www. LECTURES & LIT: AfricanAmerican Authors Book Club (ACC Library) This month’s title is Any Rich Man Will Do by Francis Ray. Newcomers welcome. 5 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Book, Jacket and Journal Show (UGA Main Library) An exhibition of the 2013 releases from the Association of American University Presses. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Common Ground (The Coffee Shop of Athens) Experienced board members are needed to help establish a LGBT community center. Bring board games for a night of socializing. 7–9 p.m. FREE! www. MEETINGS: ADDA Board Meeting (Chamber of Commerce) The Athens Downtown Development Authority holds an open meeting. 3–5 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Crescendo Performance Ensemble (UGA Fine Arts Building) Crescendo is a new theatrical-choral group on campus whose purpose is to create a sense of self-expression, belonging and character, specifically through performing arts. 6 p.m. FREE!, www.

Wednesday 13 ART: Roundtable Discussion: Careers in the Arts (Miller Learning Center, Room 148) Panelists include Philip Snyder,

Kim Nogi and Daniel Bara of the music department, Chris Welles and George Contini (theatre and film), Bala Shepherd (dance) and Jennifer Crenshaw (art). Moderated by Dr. David Z. Saltz, chair of the department of theatre and film studies. 5 p.m. FREE! ART: Director’s Tour (Georgia Museum of Art) GMOA director William Underwood Eiland leads a tour of the museum’s permanent collection. 2 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: SALSAthens (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Cuban-style salsa dance classes with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Every Wednesday. 6:30-7:30 p.m. (intermediate), 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginners). $8 (incl. drink). salsaathens CLASSES: Buddhist Teachings (Body, Mind & Spirit) Learn how to apply the teaching of Buddha to end suffering and bring peace to your life. Every Wednesday. 6 p.m. Donations accepted. 706-351-6024 EVENTS: Rabbit Box: “Home” (The Melting Point) Storytelling for adult ears. Barbara Barnett, Karen Cornell, Elsa Durasau, Mitchell Holland, Amanda Innes, Rebecca McCarthy, Frank Perry, Ardith Wagley and Adrian Zelski will share stories about home. 7 p.m. $5. www. EVENTS: Percentage Night (George’s Lowcountry Table) A percentage of the night’s sales will benefit the documentary The Soul of Athens: A History of the Morton Theatre. 4–10 p.m. EVENTS: Live Auction (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) Items for bid will include paintings, prints, photos, jewelry and ceramics handmade by graduate students, professors and alumni from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at UGA. Proceeds will go toward funding the April 2014 MFA thesis show. 6–9 p.m. FREE! 706-5421511. FILM: I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang! (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) Based on Robert E. Burns’ autobiography, published in 1932 and later reprinted by the UGA Press. 7 p.m. FREE! www.arts. FILM: Harvest (Madison Morgan Cultural Center, Madison) Harvest tells the story of the blood, sweat and tears that go into every bottle of wine. Followed by a discussion and reception with the filmmaker. Part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. 7–9 p.m. $5-7. GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia

“The Material of Culture: Renaissance Medals and Textiles from the Ulrich A. Middledorf Collection” will be on display at the Georgia Museum of Art through Jan. 12. GMOA will host Museum Mix, a late-night art party featuring DJ Quincy, refreshments and access to galleries, on Thursday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m.–12 a.m. chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Dirty Nerds Trivia (Crow’s Nest) Trivia in the Crow’s Nest. Every Wednesday. 10 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Trivia with a DJ (Your Pie, Eastside location) Open your pie hole for a chance to win cash prizes. 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Win house cash prizes with host Todd Kelly. Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. www. GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Test your knowledge every Wednesday night. 8 p.m. Both locations. 706-548-3442 KIDSTUFF: Owl Be Your Homework Helper (ACC Library) Fourth through sixth graders can be tutored by seventh graders in math, science, social studies and language arts. Wednesdays through November. 4–5 p.m. FREE! 706613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (Oconee County Library) Watch some anime and manga, listen to J-Pop music, eat Japanese snacks and share fan art. Ages 13–18. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Read for Recycling! (ACC Library) Mayor Nancy Denson will read Michael Recycle. Come dressed in your recycling superhero pajamas. Prizes for best pajamas will be awarded. Story will be followed by a recycled craft. 7–8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3512 KIDSTUFF: Preschool & Toddler Storytime (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2–5. Every Wednesday. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 LECTURES & LIT: Raven Gibson Poetry Reading (UGA Tate Student Center) Gibson is a third-year cognitive science major and theatre minor from Scottsdale, GA. 1:30–2 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Book, Jacket and Journal Show (UGA Main Library) See Tuesday listing for full

description 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! THEATRE: Pride and Prejudice (UGA Fine Arts Building) UGA Theatre celebrates the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s classic novel. Nov. 13–16, 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.drama. THEATRE: Carmen (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The UGA Opera Theatre hosts an open dress rehearsal. 8 p.m. $5. www.arts.

Thursday 14 ART: Museum Mix (Georgia Museum of Art) Featuring DJ Quincy (John Swint of Modern Skirts), food and drinks, and access to all the galleries until midnight. 8 p.m.–12 a.m. FREE! ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Asen Kirin, associate professor and associate director for the Lamar Dodd School of Art, leads a tour of “Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762–1796).” 2 p.m. FREE! www. CLASSES: Scottish Country Dance Classes (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Easy-to-learn Scottish country dancing. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (flats, no heels). Every Thursday. 7–9 p.m. $36/semester, $3/class. EVENTS: Recycling Happy Hour (ACC Recycling Facility) The ACC Recycling Facility will have extended hours to take batteries, bulbs, TVs and other electronic devices. 5–7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3512 EVENTS: Sneak Preview: “Dance, Science and the Dreamchasers 2014” (UGA New Dance Theatre) Presented by CORE Contemporary and Aerial Dance Company. 5–5:30 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Coffee Sampling (1000 Faces Coffee) See Tuesday listing for full description 9–10 a.m. FREE! 706-534-8860 EVENTS: Interactive Media and Live Performance Open House (UGA Fine Arts Building) Hosted by Dr. David Z. Saltz, chair of the Department of Theatre and Film

Studies. 3–4 p.m. FREE! www.arts. FILM: UGA Press Film Fest: The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) Based on the novel by Chris Fuhrman, originally published by the UGA Press. 7–9:30 p.m. FREE! FILM: That Evening Sun (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) The Georgia Review sponsors a screening of this film based on a short story published in the Review. Starring Hal Holbrook and with original songs by Drive-ByTruckers’ Patterson Hood. 4 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (The Volstead) Every Thursday! 7:30-9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-5300 GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete! Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515 KIDSTUFF: Baby Music Jam (ACC Library) Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers can play instruments, sing and dance together. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Gallery Games (Georgia Museum of Art) Learn about works in the museum’s collection through “Parts of a Whole,” a special interactive tour led by Callan Steinmann. For ages 7–11. 4:15–5 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Marshmallow Roast (Rooter’s Grocery and Barbecue) Start a new holiday tradition! Bring the kids to roast marshmallows and make s’mores. Every Thursday. Parental supervision is required. 5–7 p.m. FREE! 706-207-5668 KIDSTUFF: Lego Club (ACC Library) Join us for Lego art and Lego-based games and activities. No need to bring your own Legos. For ages 8–18. 4:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: “Issues in Dance Education and Pedagogy” (Dance Building) Open presentations on this topic from the DANC 4700 class. 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Winterville Library, Winterville) Local author Bowen Craig will k continued on next page




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discuss his latest novel, A Look to the Future Through the Eyes of an Eighty-Year-Old Pirate. God-like insurance salesmen, teenaged congressgirls, bovine genealogists, sausage lore and gynecological street gangs all guest star in this ode to the vortex of weird. 5:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: “Israel: A Remarkable Story of Innovation” (Congregation Children of Israel) Shai Robkin, president and CEO of the AmericanIsrael Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region, is speaking on Israel’s role as one of the innovation capitals of the world. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-296-1553 LECTURES & LIT: Global Georgia Initiative Lecture (UGA Chapel) Karima Bennounce is a former Amnesty International human rights lawyer and recently published a book,Your Fatwa Doesn’t Apply Here: Untold Stories From the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism. 4 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Book, Jacket and Journal Show (UGA Main Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! THEATRE: Pride and Prejudice (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Wednesday listing for full description Nov. 13–16, 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.drama. THEATRE: Aladdin, Jr. (Morton Theatre) A musical adaptation of Disney’s film full of magic, mayhem and flying carpet rides. Nov. 14–16, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 3 p.m. $12–15. www.mortontheatre. com THEATRE: Carmen (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The UGA Opera Theatre presents George Bizet’s tale of love and jealousy in a performance featuring the opera theatre, UGA Symphony Orchestra, University Chorus and Georgia Children’s Chorus. 8 p.m. $5 (w/ UGA ID), $18.

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and more. 3 p.m. FREE! www.libs. FILM: UGA Press Film Fest: Glory (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) A film based in part on Robert Gould Shaw’s letters, which were collected and published by the UGA Press under the title Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune. 7–9:30 p.m. FREE! www. FILM: Everyday People: The Work of Jim McKay Opening Night (Ciné Barcafé) The opening of a four-day film festival presented by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts includes a fundraising

LECTURES & LIT: The Women of Early Christian Africa (Miller Learning Center, Room 101) In conjunction with the release of her new book Band of Angels: The Forgotten World of Early Christian Women, author and professor of ancient history at University of Manchester Kate Cooper will present a lecture followed by a reception. 6:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Book, Jacket and Journal Show (UGA Main Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: The Ecotones Present “autumnTUNED” (The Melting Point) The Ecotones are a co-ed a cappella group at

8 p.m. Nov. 17, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6–15. THEATRE: Aladdin, Jr. (Morton Theatre) See Thursday listing for full description Nov. 14–16, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 3 p.m. $12–15. THEATRE: Hats! The Musical (Arts!Oglethorpe, Crawford) A 49-year-old woman reluctantly faces the big 5-0 until she meets some remarkable women who show her and fun, friendship and forgetting about things that simply don’t matter anymore. Nov. 15 & 22, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 & 24, 3 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15. THEATRE: Pride and Prejudice (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Wednesday listing for full descrip-

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The UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art will host a BFA Candidates Exit Show for students studying drawing and painting, ceramics, Art X, sculpture and scientific illustration Nov. 15–25. An opening reception will be held Friday, Nov. 15, 7–9 p.m. Pictured above is a painting by Alea Hurst.

ART: Lamar Dodd School of Art BFA Exit Show (UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries) Opening reception for student work in drawing and painting, ceramics, Art X, sculpture and scientific illustration. 7–9 p.m. FREE! ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Associate Curator of European Art Laura Valeri leads a tour of “Cercle et Carre and the International Spirit of Abstract Art.” 2 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: 5th Annual Project Homeless Connect (Athens First UMC) This event is a one-day, onestop shop for homeless services. More than 40 organizations and businesses will offer bus passes, take-home meals, haircuts, shoes and clothing, personal care packages, raffle prizes, employment assistance, housing searches, finance services, legal assistance, health screenings, mental health screenings, addiction services, HIV testing and more. 1–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3155 EVENTS: Football Friday Tours (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) UGA football memorabilia from the UGA Athletic Association Archives will be on display through the fall, with guided tours offered each Friday before home games. Items include bowl rings, helmets, trophies, scrapbooks

reception for Whatever It Takes, music videos, a memorabilia exhibit, and a screening of Tourfilm with an introduction and Q&A session with David Daley, editor-in-chief of 7:30 p.m. $50. www. KIDSTUFF: Catching Fire Quarter Quell LARP (ACC Library) Dress up as your favorite Hunger Games character and join the libarry for training exercises and races as you battle your way to being crowned one of the Quarter Quell victors. Pre-registration required. For ages 11–18. 6–8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650, LECTURES & LIT: Pitch Camp (UGA Boyd Building) Four Athens and StartupLounge present a program for entrepreneurs to learn what investors seek out in potential investments and how to present budding companies effectively. 8 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens. com LECTURES & LIT: Creole Storytelling (Miller Learning Center) This event includes performances by students from assistant professor Emily Sahakian’s Latin American & Caribbean theater class. Stories range from light and fun tales to dark morality stories. Part of UGA’s “Student Spotlight Series.” 1:30–2 p.m. FREE! sahakian@uga. edu,

UGA. They will be joined by UGA’s With Someone Else’s Money and University of South Carolina’s Cockappella for an evening of a cappella. 6–9:45 p.m. $5. PERFORMANCE: Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight! (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The UGA Performing Arts Center will present this Academy Award-nominated actor portraying Mark Twain. 2013 is the 59th consecutive year for Holbrook’s remarkable one-man show. 8 p.m. $49–69. www.pac. PERFORMANCE: Athens Showgirl Cabaret (Little Kings Shuffle Club) A unique drag show featuring performances by local drag artists. 10 p.m. $5. PERFORMANCE: Trombone Studio Recital (Hugh Hodgson School of Music) Students of professor Joshua Bynum perform. 3:35 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: EPICer (Canopy Studio) The Canopy Repertory Company along with the Underground Dance Society present a fall show featuring aerial acts performed to songs worthy of being deemed “epic.” Acts include large dance trapeze numbers, high flying rectangles, spinning ladders, aerial fabric and cannon-style bungees. Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 4 p.m. &

tion Nov. 13–16, 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.drama.

Saturday 16 ART: A World Away (A World Away, Winterville) A gathering of crafts people, collectors, growers and creators. Highlights include vintage clothing, raw crystals and minerals, jewelry, pottery, beauty products and more. This market benefits Sweet Olive Farm Animal Rescue. Nov. 16, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Nov. 17, 12–5 p.m. ART: Live Glassblowing (Bendzunas Glass, Comer) The family-run gallery demonstrates live glassblowing. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!, www. ART: 2nd Annual Pin-Up Show (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) The gallery’s annual fundraiser features small works for sale by over 50 local artists. 6 p.m. CLASSES: Family Workshop: Fused Glass Ornaments (MAGallery, Madison) Create keepsake ornaments out of glass. No skills required. Supplies provided. Children ages 5 & up welcome with supervision. 3 p.m. $10 per ornament.

EVENTS: Good Hope Classic (Fair Weather Farms, Monroe) The Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia presents a cycling ride with 15, 30 or 62 mile options. 8:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4:30 p.m. $60. EVENTS: Contra Dance (Memorial Park) Presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. Live music by The Bridge Makers and calling by Rob Harper. 7:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. (lesson), 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 p.m. (dance). FREE! (under 18), $7. EVENTS: Grand Opening (Verdae) Visit Verdaeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new retail space focused on small batch, handmade, natural and organic soaps, lotions, butters and candles. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Low Country Boil (Blind Pig Tavern, Baldwin St.) Stay in town for the UGA vs. Auburn game and pig out. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-5483442, EVENTS: Paint Recycling Event (Southern Surplus, Bogart) Join the ACC Recycling Division as they take your old paint (latex and oil) for recycling with Atlanta Paint and Disposal. 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3512 ext. 317 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: Comer Farmers Market (Comer Farmers Market, Comer) Locally grown produce, honey, baked goods, flower bouquets, soap, crafts and more. Every Saturday. 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. comerfama@gmail. com, EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Marion Montgomery and The Bridge Makers. This week features a chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s demo. 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. EVENTS: The Holiday Artist Market (Danielsville Courthouse, Danielsville) A great opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping. 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. FILM: Everyday People (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) This drama tells the interconnected stories of a group of racially diverse New Yorkers who rub elbows at Raskinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, a venerable Brooklyn diner whose Jewish owner has just revealed plans to sell off the place to make way for condominiums. Intro and Q&A with director Jim McKay. Part of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyday People: The Work of Jim McKay.â&#x20AC;? 7:15 p.m. $5 (w/ UGA ID), $9.75. FILM: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tremeâ&#x20AC;? Episode â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saintsâ&#x20AC;? Screening (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Jim McKay directed this Season 3 episode of the HBO series. The episode features music by Quintron & Miss Pussycat, who will perform after the screening. Part of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyday People: The Work of Jim McKay.â&#x20AC;? 9:30 p.m. FREE! www. FILM: Girls Town (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) When a teenage girl commits suicide, her three friends learn to stand up for themselves and strike back against male-dominated society. Includes an intro and Q&A session with writer-director Jim McKay. Part of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyday People: The Work of Jim McKay.â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m. $5 (w/ UGA ID), $9.75. GAMES: Pathfinder Society Event (Tycheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games) Explorersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; RPG. Bring your imagination. 12 p.m. FREE! 706-345-4500 KIDSTUFF: Felted Soap Workshop (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Felted soaps make great gifts and can be simple

or fancy in design. Participants can bring their own bar of soap or purchase homemade goat milk soap for an additional $5. For ages 7 & up. 10:30 a.m. $4. 706-796-5597 KIDSTUFF: Saturday Storytime (Avid Bookshop) Join Avid for books and games. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Family Fun Art Day (OCAF, Watkinsville) Come as a family or drop off your child for themed projects like paper collages and small paintings. With instructor Julie Jones. Pre-registration required. 9:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. FREE! (members), $5. 706-769-4565, LECTURES & LIT: Affordable Health Care Act Seminar (Oconee County Library) Learn the basics of the new healthcare act, costs, types of coverage, available tax credits and how to register. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: EPICer (Canopy Studio) See Friday listing for full description Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. PERFORMANCE: Burlesque Beta (Go Bar) What a tease! Open-mic variety show featuring singers, dancers, musicians and comics in the vaudeville tradition. 10 p.m. $3. 706-546-5609 THEATRE: Aladdin, Jr. (Morton Theatre) See Thursday listing for full description Nov. 14â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 3 p.m. $12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. THEATRE: Pride and Prejudice (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Wednesday listing for full description Nov. 13â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16, 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m. $12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16. www.drama.

Sunday 17 ART: Opening Reception (Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stiching Home | Sewing Tomorrowâ&#x20AC;? is an installation by Angelina Bellebuono that weaves together the stories and images of the women who create the backbone of the PALS of Athens Musicians sewing project through photography, writing and mixed media art. 6 p.m. FREE! ART: A World Away (A World Away) See Saturday listing for full description Nov. 16, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m., Nov. 17, 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. CLASSES: Family Workshop: Clay Santa or Angel Sculpture (MAGallery) Chuck Hanes and Elizabeth Collins of Beauty and Beast Art will lead this workshop. All ages welcome, but young children will need adult supervision. 2 p.m. $35 per sculpture. EVENTS: Road Apple Trail Race (Watson Mill Bridge State Park, Comer) This trail duathlon race is a park fundraiser hosted by the Friends of Watson Mill Bridge State Park and includes a three mile run, ten mile bike race and second three mile run. 10 a.m. EVENTS: AutismUGA 5K (Stegeman Coliseum) AutismUGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families affected by autism in Northeast Georgia through community outreach, support and raising awareness. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 a.m. $20. autismuga@ EVENTS: Mama Birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grand Opening (Mama Birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Granola) Meet Mama Bird, view local art, hear live music from Tre Powell, The Hobohemians and Incatepec and k continued on next page

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description Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6–15. PERFORMANCE: Stomp Out Domestic Violence (The Classic Center) In this spin-off of Project Safe’s Dancing with the Athens Stars competition, novice steppers from community groups are set up with experienced coaches to create step routines. All proceeds benefit Project Safe. See Calendar Pick on p. 18. 4 p.m. $10 (Students and children), $15 (Adults). THEATRE: Pride and Prejudice (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Wednesday listing for full description Nov. 13–16, 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.drama. THEATRE: Hats! The Musical (Arts!Oglethorpe) See Friday listing for full description Nov. 15 & 22, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 & 24, 3 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15. THEATRE: Aladdin, Jr. (Morton Theatre) See Thursday listing for full description Nov. 14–16, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 3 p.m. $12–15.

Monday 18 FILM: American Movie (UGA Tate Student Center) Spanning over two years of intense struggle with filmmaker Mark Borchardt’s film, family, financial decline and spiritual crisis, American Movie is a portrayal of ambition, obsession and one man’s quest for the American Dream. With an intro and Q&A featuring co-producer Jim McKay. Part of “Everyday People: The Work of Jim McKay.” 8 p.m. $1–2. GAMES: Trivia (Highwire Lounge) Athens’ toughest trivia. $100 grand prize every week! All ages. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8997 GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Rock and Roll Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Get a team together and show off your extensive music knowledge! Hosted by Jonathan Thompson. 9 p.m. FREE! 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. 2:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months–5 years old and their caregivers. Every Monday. 7 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Vox Reading Series (Ciné Barcafé) Johannes Goransson is the author of Haute Surveillance and three books of poetry, co-editor of Action Books and teacher at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and blogger for www. Gina Abelkop is the author of Darling Beastlettes. 7 p.m. LECTURES & LIT: Panel Discussion (UGA Fine Arts Building) “Serious TV, Streaming Media and the Latest ‘Death of Cinema’: Storytelling in the Age of Binge Viewing” explores the merits of working creatively in film, television and online streaming media. Featuring Jim McKay, a director, writer and producer who lived and worked in Athens during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. 1:25 p.m. FREE!


Tuesday 19 ART: AMAG Jewelry and Metal Art Sale (Lyndon House Arts Center) The Athens Metal Arts Guild presents jewelry and other metal works by its members. 5–8 p.m. FREE!

CIA to the mean streets of Hawaii to kill a drug dealing terrorist in the completely bonkers Fists of Steel. 8 p.m. FREE! badmovienight GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete! Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515 GAMES: Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Every Tuesday. 8–10 p.m. 706353-0305 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! KIDSTUFF: Read to Rover (Oconee County Library) Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, nonjudgmental environment that helps kids develop their reading skills

(incl. drink). salsaathens CLASSES: Quick & Easy Fat Quarter Bag (Sewcial Studio) Learn the techniques to make beach bags, grocery sacks or gift bags for any sized gift. Registration required. 11 a.m.–12 p.m. $28. 706-247-6143 CLASSES: Eco-Friendly Wrap Up Backpack (Sewcial Studio) This bag has a draw cord and backpack handles and is perfect for toting books and other items. Perfect for holiday gift giving. Registration required. 1–4 p.m. $28. 706-247-6143 CLASSES: Buddhist Teachings (Body, Mind & Spirit) Learn how to apply the teaching of Buddha to end suffering and bring peace to your life. Every Wednesday. 6 p.m. Donations accepted. 706-351-6024 COMEDY: Comedy Bouncy Castle (Max) Max’s new monthly comedy showcase presents Caleb Synan, Cherith Fuller, Paige Bowman, Craig Hoelzer, Collin Ingram, Walker Smith and Dave Weiglein. 9 p.m.

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sample goodies produced in the kitchen. 3–5:30 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Oconee Hill Cemetery Tour (Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2) The beautiful monuments along the rolling hill of the Oconee Hill Cemetery memorialize a cross-section of Athens old and new. 2–4:30 p.m. $12–15. www. FILM: Our Song (Ciné Barcafé) The sweet joy and bitter anguish of contemporary teen life is movingly explored in this coming-of-age tale that delves deep inside the complex lives of three girls. With an introduction and Q&A with director Jim McKay and Tim Johnson, executive director of Family Connection Communities in Schools. Part of “Everyday People: The Work of Jim McKay.” 2 p.m. $5 (w/ UGA ID), $9.75. FILM: Tourfilm (Ciné Barcafé) After releasing the album Green in 1989, R.E.M. found themselves growing from an alternative band with a loyal cult following to a group with a platinum album and mainstream success. Tourfilm captures the band on and off stage for serveral dates of their tour. Part of “Everyday People: The Work of Jim McKay.” 7 p.m. $5 (w/ UGA ID), $9.75. FILM: Angel Rodriguez (Ciné Barcafé) A determined youth counselor tries to help a troubled headstrong inner-city teenager. Intro and Q&A with director Jim McKay. Part of “Everyday People: The Work of Jim McKay.” 4:30 p.m. $5 (w/ UGA ID), $9.75. 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 (Buffalo’s Café) “Brewer’s Inquisition,” trivia hosted by Chris Brewer every Sunday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655, www. GAMES: Trivia (Amici) Test your skills. 9 p.m. 706-353-0000 GAMES: Karaoke and Trivia (Pizza Hut) Choose from over 13,000 songs and compete in rounds of trivia with host Kevin Cody. Every Sunday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! www. (Baxter Street location) KIDSTUFF: Read to Rover (ACC Library) Beginning readers can practice by reading aloud to a furry friend. All dogs are insured and in the company of their trainers. First come, first served. 3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Author Reading (A World Away, Winterville) Local author Marilyn Gootman will read Thank You, Trees during A World Away’s artist market. 2 p.m. & 3 p.m. LECTURES & LIT: Meet Author Allen C. Shelton (The Globe) Shelton is the author of Where the North Sea Touches Alabama, a sociological fictocriticism that explores his relationship to artist Patrik Keim, whose bike still hangs at The Globe. See Calendar Pick on p. 18. 7–8:30 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Athens Youth Symphony Fall Concert (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) This concert will feature young musicians from all over North Georgia performing works by Schubert, Mascagni, Berlioz, Hans Zimmer and John Williams. 4 p.m. FREE! 706-5431907 PERFORMANCE: EPICer (Canopy Studio) See Friday listing for full

LECTURES & LIT: Time & Place: Research in a Georgia Novel (Miller Learning Center) Author and UGA alumnus Samuel Starnes reads from his latest novel Fall Line and will discuss his own historical research. 4–5:30 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Golden Dragon Acrobats (UGA Fine Arts Building) The Golden Dragon Acrobats combine acrobatics, traditional dance and colorful costumes with ancient and contemporary music. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the world as the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company. 8 p.m. $15–30. 706-542-4400

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The Queers play the Caledonia Lounge on Thursday, Nov. 14. CLASSES: Intro to Digital Cameras (ACC Library) Learn the basics of getting started with a digital camera. 10 a.m. FREE! www. CLASSES: Swing Dance Night (Dancefx) A casual evening of social swing dancing. No experience or partner necessary. 7–8 p.m. (lesson), 8–10 p.m. $3–5. CLASSES: Getting Started with Genealogy (ACC Library) This class will help you get started with your family research. This is a pre-beginning genealogy class. Preregistration required. 10 a.m. FREE! EVENTS: 1960s Movie: Gideon’s Trumpet (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) Part of the Peabody Decades series. 7–9 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Oconee Farmers Market (First Christian Church, Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more. 4–7 p.m. EVENTS: Coffee Sampling (1000 Faces Coffee) See Tuesday listing for full description 9–10 a.m. FREE! 706-534-8860 EVENTS: Tuesday Farmers Market (West Broad Market Garden) See Tuesday listing for full description 4–7 p.m. 706-613-0122, FILM: Bad Movie Night (Ciné Barcafé) Armed with steel joints in his fists, former boxer and current chili enthusiast Carlos “Conquistador” Diaz is sent by the

and builds confidence. Register for a 15-minutes session. Grades K-5. 3:15–4:15 p.m. FREE! 706-7693950 KIDSTUFF: Afternoon at the Movies: Hunger Games (ACC Library) Get ready for the upcoming movie release of Catching Fire by watching the series’ first film. 4–6 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Tuesday Poetry Night (Echo) An evening of poetry and music hosted by David Oates. 7 p.m. 706-548-2266 PERFORMANCE: UGA Steel Band (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) The ensemble, directed by Hugh Hodgson School of Music percussion professor Timothy Adams Jr., features students in an exciting concert of music for caribbean steel drums, drum set and electric bass. 6 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA Percussion Ensemble (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) The ensemble is directed by Hugh Hodgson School of Music percussion professor Timothy Adams Jr. 8 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Golden Dragon Acrobats (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Monday listing for full description 8 p.m. $15–30. 706-542-4400

Wednesday 20 CLASSES: SALSAthens (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Cuban-style salsa dance classes with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Every Wednesday. 6:30-7:30 p.m. (intermediate), 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginners). $8

EVENTS: Healthy Cooking for the Family (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Patricia Moore-Pastides, author of Greek Revival From the Garden: Growing and Cooking for Life, will discuss how she uses her garden harvest in the kitchen and container gardens for Mediterranean cooking. A wine and cheese tasting will be coordinated by Healthy Gourmet of Athens and samples of Moore-Pastides’s recipes will be prepared by Slow Food Greater Athens. 6:30–8 p.m. $10.80-12. GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Movie Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Hosted by Jeremy Dyson. 9 p.m. lkshuffleclub GAMES: Trivia with a DJ (Your Pie, Eastside location) Open your pie hole for a chance to win cash prizes. 7 p.m. FREE! 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: Dirty Nerds Trivia (Crow’s Nest) Trivia in the Crow’s Nest. Every Wednesday. 10 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! Win house cash prizes with host Todd Kelly. Every

Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 KIDSTUFF: Catching Fire Release Party (Oconee County Library) Celebrate the release of Hunger Games: Catching Fire by watching the series’ first film, playing a strategy board game and eating snacks. For ages 11–18. 6–8 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Preschool & Toddler Storytime (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2–5. Every Wednesday. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 LECTURES & LIT: Talking About Books (ACC Library) This month’s title is In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. Newcomers welcome. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org LECTURES & LIT: Preventing a Nuclear-Armed Iran (Miller Learning Center, Room 214) Hillel at UGA, Dawgs for Israel, Christians United for Israel at UGA and GIPAC present Bob Feferman, Midwest Coordinator for the advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran. 8–9 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: PFLAG Meeting (Aloha Center) A support group for parents, family members and friends of the LGBTQ community. 6:30–8 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA TubaEuphonium Ensemble Fall Concert (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) The performance is led by Hugh Hodgson School of Music percussion professor David Zerkel. 6 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Golden Dragon Acrobats (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Monday listing for full description 8 p.m. $15–30. 706-542-4400 PERFORMANCE: Hodgson Quartet (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) A recital by the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s premier graduate string quartet. 8 p.m. FREE!

LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 12 Buffalo’s Café Terrapin Moo-Hoo Release Party. 7 p.m. FREE! EMILY MCCANNON Singersongwriter blending elements of country and rock, citing influences like Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. FUTO Acoustic-minded indie-pop project fronted by songwriter Patrick Brick. ANTHONY APARO Singer-songwriter from the band Mr. Mustache plays a solo set. THE OARSMEN Pop and folk band. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20. TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Acclaimed five-piece alt-bluegrass band formed in Duluth, MN. See Calendar Pick on p. 22. THE APACHE RELAY Six-piece band from Nashville, TN with an “indieroots” feel. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 GOO MAN BAND No info available.

SHADES MARTEL New project from The Rodney Kingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cameron Evers. GINKO Edgar Lopezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fuzzy hip hop project.

ZACH DEPUTY Singer-songwriter from Bluffton, SC who describes his sound as a combination of jam, funk and soul.

Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music, mischief and mayhem, and offers a sound that serves noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.

Go Bar 9 p.m. FREE! (21+), $3 (18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;20). 706546-5609 HHHS PRESENTS THE PRELUDE II WUOGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Halftime Hip Hop Showâ&#x20AC;? presents an evening of music, featuring Mic-Audio, Dylan Michael, Milyssa Rose, HeaveN Beatbox, Futo, Hannah Washington and Cristina Quinones.

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www. RIVER WHYLESS Baroque folk group from Boone, NC. THE LITTLEST BIRDS Folky, oldtime group from Bishop, CA. Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. $2. 706-546-4742 TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s showcase of singersongwriter talent, featuring Brad Lauretti, Big Don Spurlin and Betsy Franck. Sundown Saloon 9 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1180 OPEN MIC NIGHT Full PA, drums and amps provided. Every Tuesday. The Volstead 9 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1:30 a.m. 706-354-5300 KARAOKE Every Tuesday!

Wednesday 13 Boarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Lounge 10 p.m. 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singersongwriter Louis Phillip Pelot performs folk and country with the help of some friends. Boarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Lounge 11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent. Every Wednesday! Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. LITTLE GOLD Local trio fronted by Christian DeRoeck, formerly of Woods, playing garage rock with pop sensibilities. GANGLY YOUTH Four-piece punkpop band from Louisville, KY. ERIN LOVETT The leader of local indie-pop group Four Eyes plays sweet, poppy folk. NICE MACHINE Local surf-punk band. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. EL HOLLIN This Athens band plays haunting pop music with minimal instrumentation and ethereal vocals. SCHOOL DANCE Philadelphia-based band playing â&#x20AC;&#x153;sweet beats, dreamy synths and big bass.â&#x20AC;? KUSA No info available. THE PEN TEST New semi-local industrial electronic project from Pat Walsh. Throbbing Gristle vibes by way of Adonis and Kraftwerk. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. KARL DENSONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TINY UNIVERSE Six-piece band out of San Diego, CA that plays â&#x20AC;&#x153;delicious funky soul.â&#x20AC;? Lead singer Karl Denson is also a member of San Diego dub-rockers Slightly Stoopid. This show is presented as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ray Charles dance party.â&#x20AC;?

Green Room 9 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens. com THE SILVER PALMS Four-piece band from Camden, GA. THE OARSMEN Pop and folk band. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. LEFTY HATHAWAY BAND Highenergy, organ-driven blues and rock band. Performing every Wednesday in November. This week features special guests Elite the Showstoppa, Dwayne Jubee Webb and Logan Wallis. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 CANDID COAL PEOPLE Local folkrock group with a newly added banjoist performs a set of originals. 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.

PETER BUCK Guitarist and songwriter best known for being the cofounder and lead guitarist of Athens rock heroes R.E.M. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

Green Room 12 a.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens. com MY SO CALLED â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90S DANCE PARTY DJ Z-Dog hosts a night of throwback tunes. 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. New Earth Athens 10 p.m. $10. www.newearthmusichall. com MIRACLE AT MIDNIGHT A dance party supporting UGA Miracle. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 JUSTIN BROGDON BAND Local Southern rock band.

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Caledonia Lounge All Ages! 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (under 21). THE QUEERS Legendary punk rock band led by stalwart songwriter Joe Queer. KINGONS Japanese punk band influenced by the likes of The Ramones, The Queers and Digisteens. BURNS LIKE FIRE Local, melodic punk rock band with anthemic vocals comprised of ex-members of Guff, Karbomb, and Celerity. SHEHEHE Scorching the new American jet rock stratosphere.

Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000 WISE UP RISE UP New reggae, rock, funk, blues, and psychedelic band from Athens.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. THE FLOORBOARDS Roots-rock group from Roanoke, VA. 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. SOLD OUT! KEVN KINNEY AND THE ROAMIN COUNTRYMEN The Drivinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cryinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; frontman performs a set of material with his backing band.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. Fredâ&#x20AC;? Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

Tapped 9 p.m. FREE! 706-850-6277 KARAOKE Sing your heart out every Wednesday.

Echo 7 p.m. FREE! 706-548-2266 JOE LEONE The local guitarist and songwriter performs.

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Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. TEA LEAF GREEN Eclectic, five-piece rock band from San Francisco, CA. THOMAS WYNN & THE BELIEVERS This six-piece group from Orlando plays Americana rock infused with Southern soul.

The Office Lounge 8 p.m. 706-546-0840 CARLA LE FEVER AND FRIENDS Local singer performs an acoustic set and then a full-rock jam with the help of some colleagues.

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Cutters Pub 10 p.m. 706-353-9800 DJ MOB KNARLY Local DJ spins a set of party tunes. 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $21 ($11 w/ student ID). BIRDSMELL New solo project of Ben Bridwell, the lead singer of Band of Horses and a former member of the band Carissaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wierd. See Q&A on p. 16.

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Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20. KELLER WILLIAMS Singersongwriter out of Fredericksburg, VA who plays jammy, acoustic dance music. Travels with his new sixpiece outfit, More Than A Little. Keller will play one solo set and then a second set with the band. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 MINOR WILEY Atlanta-based indie rock trio. SCOOTERBABE New local noise-pop group. SIMUVAC Local experimental electronic outfit. DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul and righteous R&B. Green Room 10 p.m. DOMINO EFFECT Multifaceted reggae, dub, funk and fusion quartet from Savannah. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrisseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songwriting is literate and sincere, and her conversational live shows come punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor. CHRIS ISAACS No info available.

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Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. TATERZANDRA Local band playing angular, often dissonant but catchy rock that maintains a distinct sense of melody. JANE JANE Formerly known as Jane Jane Pollock, this four-piece Florida band plays experimental pop music. TONDA New local post-punk group. Cutters Pub 10 p.m. 706-353-9800 SALEM LAKE Alt-rock band from North Carolina. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. ERIN LOVETT The leader of local indie-pop group Four Eyes plays sweet, poppy folk. GRAPE SODA This local duo (sometimes trio) plays spastic, psychedelic synthpop driven by organ and drums. MOTHS Jacob Morris and his all-star backing band play an acoustic sort of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.

Green Room 10 p.m. ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES A psychedelic mixture of soul, blues and R&B from Birmingham, AL. SAM BURCHFIELD Street Rhythm and Rhyme guitarist performs a solo set. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. JASON KENNEY Guitarist for Kenney-Blackmon String Band performs a set with friends Leah Calvert and Seth Livengood. Little Kings Shuffle Club 9:30 p.m. lkshuffleclub QUINTRON AND MISS PUSSYCAT The New Orleans-based duo, which plays raunchy, raucous garage rock, will perform after a screening of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saints,â&#x20AC;? an episode of the series â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tremeâ&#x20AC;? on which the band was featured. New Earth Athens 9 p.m. $12. www.newearthmusichall. com MINNESOTA Dubstep DJ from Atlanta.

Mama Birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Granola Grand Opening! 3 p.m. FREE! www. TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals. 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. INCATEPEC Local Athens group playing traditional Latin music. Ten Pins Tavern 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-8090 BACK ALLEY BLUES BAND Featuring locals Paul Scales, Randy Durham, John Straw, Dave Herndon and Scott Sanders playing blues jams. The World Famous 9 p.m. $5. www.theworldfamousathens. com RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Formerly Ruby Kendrick, this local singersongwriter has a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics. JEREMY WHEATLEY Local musician (Crooked Fingers, Ruby the RabbitFoot) performs a solo set.

Jittery Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee 8 p.m. FREE! 706-208-1979 (Five Points location) OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent. Featured guests will perform. The Melting Point AutumnTUNED. 7:30 p.m. $5 (adv. or w/UGA ID), $7 (door). THE ECOTONES Co-ed a cappella group comprised of UGA students. WITH SOMEONE ELSEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MONEY Local co-ed a cappella group. COCKAPELLA The University of South Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first and only co-ed a cappella group. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 JERRY ON THE MOON â&#x20AC;&#x153;Architects of Southern fire, funk and soulâ&#x20AC;? from Rome, GA. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 DWIGHT WILSON AND THE CLASSIC CITY SOUL Famous for Motown and R&B sound, this group offers soulful R&B. The World Famous 9 p.m. www.theworldfamousathens. com JONAH SMITH Expressive singersongwriter from New York City.

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Saturday 16 Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! MARION MONTGOMERY Local blues guitarist and songwriter. (8 a.m.) THE BRIDGE MAKERS No info available. (10 a.m.) Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q 8 p.m. FREE! www.butthuttbarbecue. com DANIEL LEE Local Southern rock/ country singer-songwriter.

Quintron and Miss Pussycat play Little Kings Shuffle Club on Saturday, Nov. 16. SMALL BEIGE GIRL Local punk rock band. 40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $16. DEERHUNTER Critically-acclaimed five-piece noise-rock group from Atlanta, led by talented and eccentric frontman Bradford Cox. See story on p. 14. ELF POWER A longtime fixture on the Athens music scene, Elf Power plays fuzzy, melodic, psychedelic pop. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. LAURA MARLING Well-known English folk musician from Eversley, Hampshire. See Calendar Pick on p. 18. WILLY MASON Singer-songwriter from the northeast U.S. who blends blues and folk music. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 CHILDREN OF POP Hooky, dreampop band from Houston, TX. MANNY AND THE DEEPTHROATS Local experimental sound/video artist Manny Lage explores concepts in performative culture. ECHO CONSTANT Local samplebased electronic project. DJ BLOWPOP Joe Kubler (Rene LeConte) spins a set of tunes.

ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning â&#x20AC;&#x153;futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, bumpinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, grindinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bass music.â&#x20AC;?

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Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 OFFBEAT HOOLIGANS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sexy reggae funk metalâ&#x20AC;? band from Atlanta.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. THE THINGS BELOW No info available. CB CLAMPS No info available. KING BUFFALO No info available.

The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 MIKE WATSON BAND Atlanta-based blues/Southern rock.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 GOPEN MIC NIGHT K. Jared Collins of k i d s presents this open mic.

The World Famous 9 p.m. $7. www.theworldfamousathens. com JUSTON STENS Formerly the drummer for Philly rockers Dr. Dog, Stens is a guitarist and singer-songwriter who plays rock and roll indebted to the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;50s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s. PETE DONNELLY The founder of seminal New York band The Figgs, Donnelly is a talented singersongwriter.

Green Room 10 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens. com MOON HOOCH Three-piece â&#x20AC;&#x153;cave musicâ&#x20AC;? band from Brooklyn that features two saxophonists and a drummer.

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Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Local singer-songwriter Kyshona Armstrong hosts this open mic night every Monday.

Echo 12:30 p.m. FREE! 706-548-2266 JAZZ BRUNCH WITH TIM Enjoy jazz and world fusion music while eating brunch.

The Melting Point 7 p.m. $15 (adv. or w/ UGA ID), $18 (door). SARAH JAROSZ Singer-songwriter and bluegrass phenom who is a

native of Austin, TX. See Calendar Pick on p. 18. BRIAN WRIGHT Singer-songwriter from Waco, TX who plays Americana, rock and roll and alternative country. New Earth Athens 9 p.m. FREE! www.newearthmusichall. com ARPETRIO Electronic dance and triphop act from Knoxville, TN. 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.

Tuesday 19 Caledonia Lounge 8:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. CLOAK AND DAGGER DATING SERVICE Local six-piece ensemble plays loud and loose straightahead rock with dueling male/female vocals. COME WHAT MAY Hard and fast local rock band with a positive message. BEAR GIRL Trio from Atlanta, Georgia that has a rock/indie/progressive sound. WE BY THE SEA No information available. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJ NATE Wuxtry staffer and Cars Can Be Blue member Nate Mitchell spins a set of â&#x20AC;&#x153;obscure-but-danceable 45s of mostly â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s stuff (R&B/soul/ garage rock/British invasion, etc.)â&#x20AC;? in honor of his birthday. MS. BRITTA Atlantaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brittany Hefner performs a set of hip hop. Green Room 10 p.m. ANDREW KAHRS TRIO Local blues/ soul act. AUSTIN GREEN Blues artist from Atlanta. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The Melting Point 7 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens. com MATUTO New York-based band that features authentic Brazilian instrumentation. Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. $2. 706-546-4742 TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s showcase of singersongwriter talent, featuring Adam Payne, Josh Perkins and Winfield Smith. Sundown Saloon 9 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1180 OPEN MIC NIGHT Full PA, drums and amps provided. Every Tuesday.

Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 ($16 for four-night wristband). CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL NIGHT ONE Night one of four of the local labelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s showcase. Featuring Black Moon (10 p.m.), Sea of Dogs (10:30 p.m.), Helen Scott (11 p.m.), Pipes You See, Pipes You Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t (11:30 p.m.), Rene LeConte (12 a.m.) and Jacob Morris (12:30 a.m.). Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $2. www.flickertheatreandbar. com JOE CAT Local singer-songwriter tells stories about his life. Come get to know him! SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. MATT HUDGINS Local songwriter plays â&#x20AC;&#x153;songs about drinking, jail, love and death, all done in the popular â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;country and westernâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; musical style.â&#x20AC;? 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5. MBUS BATTLE OF THE BANDS Local student bands, including Surreal, Big Morgan and Uncle Dad, compete in a UGA Music Business School-sponsored event.







Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. LEFTY HATHAWAY BAND Highenergy, organ-driven blues and rock band. Performing every Wednesday in November. This week features special guests Bo Hembree and Adam Poulin.


The Melting Point 8 p.m. $22.50 (adv.), $27 (door). www. JOHNNY WINTER Legendary blues artist from Beaumont, TX who was voted as one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top 100 guitarists by Rolling Stone Magazine. New Earth Athens 9 p.m. TODD SHEAFFER Guitarist and vocalist for Americana band Railroad Earth performs a solo set. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 JIVE MOTHER MARY Rollicking Southern rock band from Burlington, NC. The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

Wednesday 20 Boarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Lounge 11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent. Every Wednesday!

Tapped 9 p.m. FREE! 706-850-6277 KARAOKE Sing your heart out every Wednesday.

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Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $5. CONSIDER THE SOURCE New York trio who describe themselves as â&#x20AC;&#x153;sci-fi Middle Eastern funk.â&#x20AC;? SUMILAN Technically proficient musicians playing progressive jam rock. UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance.

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.

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ART Call for Artists (Amici) Currently accepting artists for the winter lineup. Email samples of work to Call for Artists (Farmington Depot Gallery, Farmington) Now accepting applications for the Holidaze Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market, to be held on Dec. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8. Email for applications and information. farmingtondepot Statewide Art Competition (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Seeking student artwork to use on items like totes, T-shirts, journals and scarves in the botanical gardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gift shop. Open to GA students in ninth grade or above. 2D submissions must be 24â&#x20AC;? x 36â&#x20AC;? or smaller. Winners will receive $1000, $500

or $250. Deadline Dec. 4. Visit website for complete guidelines and application. 706-542-6014, www. The Holiday Artist Market The Holiday Artist Market in Danielsville is looking for vendors to sell handmade items on Nov. 16. 706-621-2467, theholidayartist

AUDITIONS The Vagina Monologues (Email for Location) Project Safe hosts open auditions for a production of Eve Enslerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play. No experience necessary; script provided. Women of all ages and backgrounds welcome. Auditions Nov. 19â&#x20AC;&#x201C;20, 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. Performances held Feb. 13â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16.


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CLASSES 2nd Annual International Conference on Africa and its Diaspora (Georgia Center for Continuing Education) The African Studies Institute at UGA presents a conference on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Africans and Globalization: Contents and Discontents,â&#x20AC;? with featured speakers Mamadou Diawara of Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, and Charity Angya of Benue State University in Nigeria. Over 100 papers will be presented. Nov. 13â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. $40â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$110. www.georgia Adult Craft Classes (Treehouse Kid and Craft) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Needle Felting: Ornament Making.â&#x20AC;? Thursdays, Dec. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;19, 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $70. www.


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The Circle Gallery in the UGA College of Environment and Design will host â&#x20AC;&#x153;Landscapes Near and Far: Paintings by Ouida Williams and Metalwork by Barbara Mannâ&#x20AC;? Nov. 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 19. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 21, 4:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. A painting by Ouida Williams is pictured above. Bikram Yoga (Bikram Yoga Athens) Hot yoga offered seven days a week. Beginners welcome. 706-353-9642, Clay Classes (Good Dirt) Weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Try Clayâ&#x20AC;? classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wheel every Friday from 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Try Clayâ&#x20AC;? classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $20. Dance Classes (Floorspace) Bellydancing, Bollywood dance, fire dancing, yoga, burlesque, sewing and Middle Eastern drumming. Visit website for schedule. www.floor Dance Classes (Dancefx) Classes offered in salsa, creative movement, ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, breakdance, acrobatics and more. www.dancefx. org Flow Yoga (Athens Five Points Yoga Studio) Iyengar, flow, align and flow, hot power flow, gentle flow and early-morning rise and shine yoga. Check website for weekly schedule. Letterpress & More (Smokey Road Press) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank You Card Workshop.â&#x20AC;? Nov. 16, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m.

$85. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holiday Card Workshop.â&#x20AC;? Nov. 30, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. $85. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guest Book Workshop.â&#x20AC;? Dec. 14â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15, $215. Mac Workshops (PeachMac) Frequent introductionary courses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;OS X Mavericks.â&#x20AC;? Nov. 20, 10 a.m. Nov. 15, 6 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;IOS 7 Workshop.â&#x20AC;? Nov. 13, 27, 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intro to iPad.â&#x20AC;? Nov. 16, 23, 30, 10 a.m. FREE! 706208-9990, training/workshops.php Printmaking Workshops (Double Dutch Press) â&#x20AC;&#x153;PrinTea Towel Time.â&#x20AC;? Nov. 14, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $50. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Print a Tote.â&#x20AC;? Nov. 16, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m., $50. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stampmaking.â&#x20AC;? Nov. 23, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4:30 p.m. $35. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Off Monotype Workshop.â&#x20AC;? Nov. 30, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. $35. Check website for full descriptions and to register. www.doubledutch Trapeze (Canopy Studio) Classes in trapeze, aeria fabric, conditioning and more. Private lessons and weekend workshops available. info@ WInter Art Classes (Lyndon House Arts Center) Now registering for an array of beginner through advanced classes for children and adults like quilting, black and white

photography, drawing, painting, jewelry/metalsmithing and relief printmaking. www.athensclarkecounty. com/lyndonhouse Yoga (Mama Birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Granola) On-going classes tailored to individuals. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10/class. 678997-9647 Yoga & Tai Chi (Mind Body Institute, ARMC) Mindfulness-based stress reduction and therapeutic yoga., Yoga Classes (Healing Arts Centre) Ongoing classes are offered for all levels, including Ashtanga, therapeutic, Vinyasa and power lunch yoga. Pilates and yoga teacher training, too. Visit website for details. Yoga Classes (Chase Street Yoga) Offering classes in Capoeira, power yoga, fluid power, yoga for health and relaxation, acroyoga, core yoga, ROGA, gentle yoga, Iyengar yoga and guided deep relaxation. Check online calendar. www.chasestreet Yoga Teacher Training (Yogaful Day) Bill Cottrell offers a Yoga Alliance approved RYT200

Yoga Teacher Training program. Jan. 4–May 3. $1550. www.yogafulday. com

HELP OUT BikeAthens Bike Recycling Program (BikeAthens) BikeAthens seeks volunteers to recondition bikes for Athenians underserved by private and public transportation. No experience needed. First-time volunteers should come on a Wednesday for orientation. Mondays & Wednesdays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Sundays, 2–4:30 p.m. Common Ground LGBT Community Center (Athens, GA) Seeking individuals with a background in legal, financial, education or social work fields to serve as board members for a newly created 501(c)3 nonprofit. Must make a twoyear commitment, regularly attend meetings and help raise funds., www.facebook. com/commongroundathga Donate Blood Give the gift of blood! Check website for donor locations. 1-800-RED CROSS, www.

KIDSTUFF Day Off School Program: Time Travelers (Memorial Park) Explore the history of Thanksgiving. For children in Kindergarten–5th grade. Pre-register by Nov. 20. Nov. 25 & 26, 9 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. $15-$23. 706-613-3580 Gobblin’ & Groovin’ Turkey Mini Camp (Rocksprings Community Center) A Thanksgiving Break Camp focused on setting up pre-holiday health habits through fitness challenges, nutritional recipes and outdoor games. For ages 6–12. $20. Nov. 25–27, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

SUPPORT Al-anon (498 Prince Ave.) A 12-step recovery program for family and friends of alcoholics and drug addicts. Tuesdays, 7–8 p.m. FREE! Alcoholics Anonymous (Athens, GA) If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. 706-389-4164,

ART AROUND TOWN AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Works expressing fertility and femininity by Lauren Pumphrey. Through November. ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) Paintings by Mary Porter, Christine Shockley, Dortha Jacobson and others. 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.) Paintings of local scenes in vibrant colors and loose lines by Heidi Hensley and Jamie Calkin. ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) In the Bertelsmann Gallery, artwork by Lyndon Tewksbury and ceramics by Carter Gillies, Juana Gnecco and Geoff Pickett. Through Dec. 13. • In the Myers Gallery, artwork by Bette Houser and Leslie Snipes and contemporary art quilts by Elizabeth Barton, Ruth Handy and Catherine Hart. Through Jan. 24. ATHENS FORD (4260 Atlanta Hwy., Bogart) Colorful paintings by Jim StipeMaas and Claire Clements as well as framed cards from ATHICA’s custom playing deck, “ATHICARDS.” ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “Seen/Unseen” is an exhibition dedicated to the public history of Athens. AURUM STUDIOS (125 E. Clayton St.) Paintings and pottery by Rich Panico and wood turnings by Taig Rehmel. Through November. THE BRANDED BUTCHER (225 N. Lumpkin St.) Paintings and drawings by Sanithna Phansavanh. • Paintings by Lela Burnett. CINÉ BARCAFÉ (234 W. Hancock Ave.) A variety of movie posters from films directed by Jim McKay. Nov. 15–18. THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) “It’s Like a Rainbow” presents large colorful paintings by Sarah Emerson, Tommy Taylor, Kathryn Refi, Chris Hocking, Hannah Jones, Elliot Walters and Liselott Johnsson. • “Assemble” presents collage works by Jenn Manzella, Jon Swindler, Claire Clements, Justin Plakas, Leslie Snipes and Jaynie Gillman Crimmins. Through January. COFFEE SHOP OF ATHENS (2950 Atlanta Hwy.) “Phoenix Rising” is a collaborative work honoring the Georgia Theatre. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Paintings by Sophie Howell. Through November. 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 Matt Alston, Michael Pierce, Nick Joslyn, PM Goulding and more. • “Quadrants of Spontaneous Monsterfication” by See Dan Paint! aka Dan Smith. Through Dec. 28. 5 POINTS ACUPUNCTURE (2027 S. Milledge Ave.) Nature themed pastels and acrylic paintings by Brenda Stevens Fanning. Through Nov. 15. FLASHBACK GAMES (162 W. Clayton St.) “Artcade Show 2.0” features video game-inspired works by a dozen artists. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Paintings by Andy Cherewick. Through November. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “From the Beginning: Jack Davis” contains 40 original illustrations. Through Dec. 31. • In the GlassCube, a site specific installation called “Contrition” by Thom Houser. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762–1796).” Through Jan. 5. • “The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South.” Through Jan. 5. • “Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art.” Through Jan. 5. • “L’objet en mouvement: Early Abstract Film.” Through Jan. 5. • “The Material of Culture: Renaissance Medals and Textiles from the Ulrich A. Middeldorf Collection.” Through Jan. 12.

Athens Mothers’ Group (Athens Mothers Center) 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. Child care 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. Child care provided. Call for location. Every Wednesday. 6:30–8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-3331 (hotline), 706-613-3357, ext. 771 Emotions Anonymous (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) A 12-step program. Sundays, 4–5 p.m. 706-202-7463, Life After Diagnosis (Oasis Counseling Center) An on-going support group aimed at helping those with chronic or life-threatening

diseases. Wednesdays, 4:30–6 p.m. $15/session. 706-543-3522, www.

ON THE STREET Downtown Parade of Lights (Downtown Athens) Now accepting entries. This year’s theme is “The Sounds of Christmas.” Deadline Nov. 21. Parade on Dec. 5, 7 p.m. $40. parade Holiday Mail for Heroes (Oconee County Library) The American Red Cross delivers holiday cards to veterans, military families and activity-duty service members around the world. Swing by to drop off or create a card. Through Nov. 30. Ripple Effect Film Project (Athens, GA) Filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience are invited to create original short films about water conservation and water stewardship. Finalists’ films will be screened during the 2014 EcoFocus Film Festival in March. Visit website for official rules and entry form. Deadline Jan. 31. www.rippleeffect f

GEORGIA THEATRE (215 N. Lumpkin St.) “No Flash Photography” exhibits live music photographs shot by Ryan Myers of musicians who have played since the venue’s grand reopening. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Paintings by Andy Cherewick. Through Nov. 24. HEIRLOOM CAFE AND FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Oil paintings by Mary Porter. Through November. HENDERSHOT’S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) “Stitching Home | Sewing Tomorrow” is an installation by Angelina Bellebuono that weaves the stories and images of the women who are the backbone of the PALS of Athens Musicians sewing project through photography, writing and mixed media art. Opening reception Nov. 17. Through November. HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) Printmaking by Jessica Lastrapes, Erica Compton, Cliff Probst, Tracy Peabody, Barb Smith, Kelsey Crawford and Jessie Merriam. Closing reception Dec. 4. JITTERY JOE’S ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) Paintings and prints by Elizabeth Ogletree. JITTERY JOE’S DOWNTOWN (297 E. Broad St.) Prints inspired by European travels by René Shoemaker. Through November. JUST PHO (1063 Baxter St.) Colorful and surreal collages by Susan Tillman Pelham. Through November. LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) The BFA I Exit Show includes students studying drawing and painting, ceramics, Art X, sculpture and scientific illustration. Opening reception Nov. 15. Through Nov. 25. LOFT GALLERY AT CHOPS & HOPS (2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) Collages influenced by Magic Realism and Surrealism by Susan Tillman Pelham. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) “Period Decorative Arts Collection (1840–1890)” includes artifacts related to the historic house. • Action-themed artwork by students in the Clarke County School District. Through Jan. 20. MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “Masterworks on the Move” is a traveling exhibition of 35 American paintings from Wesleyan College. Through Jan. 5. MAMA BIRD’S GRANOLA (909 E. Broad St.) Artwork by Cameron Bliss Ferrelle, Bob Brussack, Caoimhe Nace, James Fields, Barbara Bendzunas and Annette Paskiewicz. MINI GALLERY (261 W. Washington St.) “Locals Only Mixtape, Vol. 1” features artwork by Cindy Jerrell, Anthony Wislar and Leslie Snipes. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) Artwork by family members Jim Hamilton, Belva Hamilton and Debbie Hamilton. Through November. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) “Georgia Small Works” features pieces 14” x 14” or smaller. Through Nov. 15. • “Pantina: Caroline Montague” is inspired by Sapelo Island. Through Nov. 15. REPUBLIC SALON (312 E. Broad St.) The paintings of Cody Murray explore the duality of man. SEWCIAL STUDIO (160 Tracy St.) Hand-dyed art quilts by Anita Heady and rust and over-dyed fabric on canvas by Bill Heady. STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 Milledge Ave.) Linocut prints and other works by Laquita Thomson. Through Nov. 24. STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) “Oscillations: An Exhibition of Abstract Works” by painters Liselott Johnsson, Erin McIntosh and Diane Wiencke. Through Nov. 16. SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St.) Paintings by Bob Clements. Through November. TOWN 220 (220 W. Washington St., Madison) “Vessels and Views” is a group show featuring landscape paintings and three-dimensional works. Through Feb. 2. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) An assortment of quilts, mixed media, afghans, needlepoint and applique by a dozen artists. Through November.

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Matters Of The Heart And Loins Editor’s Note: We’re running items from some of Jyl’s old columns until a new advice columnist turns up. So, I’m seeing this girl. We have a lot of the same friends, but for some reason, we only met a few months ago. Things are pretty good, but I have been wanting to keep things casual because I need time to get over my last girlfriend and because I might be moving when school is over. She says that’s what she wants, too, but all signs point to “looking for a boyfriend.” Whenever I say that, she gets offended and pouts and tries to make a big point out of looking at other guys or whatever. It makes me feel weird and feel sorry for her in a way, and kind of guilty. The thing is, I really like her, and in a lot of ways I can see myself having a serious relationship with her if I stay and if things go well. But she does weird stuff like look through my text messages or scroll through the calls on my phone while I’m in the bathroom. I have tried to talk to her about it, always in a very non-confrontational and nonpublic way (meaning that when she does this shit and other people are around or we’re partying, I wait until we’re alone and sober to try to talk to her about it), but she always blows it off, turns it into “I was joking around! You’re so serious! I thought you didn’t want to be serious?” and all that. What am I doing wrong here? I want to be a good guy, but I feel like I can’t win with this girl. Can’t Win What you’re doing wrong, Can’t, is trying to be honest and adult when this girl is obviously not ready. Snooping through your phone is not a joke; it’s paranoid, intrusive and weird. She’s passive-aggressive, petulant and childish. Your reasons for keeping it casual are sound, and if she can’t hear you, then she’s just not listening. I broke up with my old boyfriend almost six months ago. I am not dating anybody right now, though I have met a few people that I like and I see some possibilities on the horizon. He and I had a lot of good times and a lot in common, and I think I really did love him, but in the end I realized he was manipulative and a liar and I couldn’t keep going back to him. It broke my heart because I really felt like I could have married him. I loved his family, and they treated me like I belonged with them, which was something I valued because my relationships with my family have always been strained. When we broke up, his sister and I stayed friends, but we don’t actually see each other because we don’t want him to know. We still call each other on the phone and text each other. She says I am better off without him because he is trouble and refuses to grow up and be responsible. My real problem is that he sends me texts every once in awhile. I get a message about every week or two. Sometimes it will say he misses me, or he will say he’s at a place that was meaningful to our relationship and “thinking about me.” If I don’t respond, he sends other messages that get mean. If I do answer, he keeps sending me messages trying to get back together or asking if he can see me. I know that’s not what I want, but I don’t understand what he’s doing. I wish he would just get on with his life and go, so I can at least be friends with his sister and get on with my life. I don’t know how to make him go away permanently. Why is he doing this? Ready to Move On He’s doing this, Ready, because he’s screwed up and manipulative and he’s trying anything to get control of the situation back. When you left him, you took away his power

over you. This isn’t about him missing you or your relationship. It’s about him not getting what he wants. You made the right decision and you took the important step of getting away. Now the only way you are going to make this stop completely is to stop taking any calls or messages and not to respond to any messages no matter what. Is there a way you can block his number? Call your cell phone company. If you never see the messages, they can’t hurt you and you won’t be tempted to respond. Thankfully, his sister sees him for what he is, and she seems to be a good friend. Keep your contact with her secret, and whatever you do, stay away from him. Eventually he will have to realize that you’re not coming back. He’ll find something (or someone) else to focus his attention on and you will be free. I went out on a couple dates with this guy from a dating website. Things were going pretty well, and I was talking to a girlfriend of mine about him. She is super paranoid because another friend of hers had a very bad experience with a guy on a dating site who ended up not only being married with a pregnant wife but also was seeing other women from the same dating site. OK, I get it. She says I’m crazy for going on a date with this guy whom I exchanged first messages, then emails and then phone calls with. And then when I liked him well enough to go out with him again, she still gave me a hard time. Then, when I really started to feel good about this thing, she had to go and goddamn look him up on the Internet. For real. She did a Google search, and he does not have a common name, and she found another dating site with an (admittedly way out of date) ad that he put up, and it has a lot of information that does not match what I know about him now. I am upset and worried, and I don’t know what to do. This other site is a lot more hook-up oriented. The profile is five years old. He says he is younger than he is (adjusting for the time that has passed). He says he is looking for “fun” and “open for whatever.” Basically, he looks like he’s just a player in this ad. I know it is old. I also know that he had a break-up with a very serious girlfriend about five years ago. He thought they were going to get married, and then she abruptly dumped him. I know this profile is probably a reaction to that, and that it probably represents a person who is not him anymore. But I can’t help looking at it and thinking, “Can I have a serious relationship with This Guy?” Two Minds Your friend sounds like a scared, miserable person. And you know what they say: misery loves company. She doesn’t want this thing to work out because she wants you to be lonely and miserable like her. Yes, she is trying to protect you, but she is also likely taking some pleasure in ruining this thing for you. That being said, you do have to wonder about a guy who puts a dating profile up with his real name that basically makes him look like a slut. It is old, and maybe not relevant to what he is looking for now, but if he did put it up himself you have to wonder if he isn’t rather an idiot. If I were you, I would bring it up to him the next time you see him in person and gauge his response. Make a joke about it. Ask him what the hell he was thinking, or perhaps joke that if things progress between you two he will have to take it down before your parents do a Google search of their own. I suspect he will have some kind of explanation for it, though it is entirely possible that he didn’t even put it up and doesn’t know about it. At very least you should hope that he is sufficiently mortified and takes steps to get rid of it immediately. If not then you know where you stand and you can be relieved that you found out before you got too involved. Jyl Inov









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