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Speed Kills Go stand outside Normal Bar on Prince Avenue in Normaltown and face the incoming traffic that zips by you. It is hard to believe how fast theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re coming, as if they were on a highway. Actually, many still are on a highway, having just driven into Athens from up toward Jefferson at 60 and 70 miles per hour, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pushing it on toward downtown or the university. Get into your own car and head into town, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be kicking it, too. Prince Avenue is a racetrack, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll hardly notice all the people with kids and dogs that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re passing along the sidewalk. The anomaly about Prince Avenue is that it is also a neighborhood street. It cuts right through the middle of what you might call downtown Normaltownâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the business sectionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and it divides the intown neighborhoods of Boulevard and Cobbham and their business and restaurant districts. These dual uses of Prince Avenue have always existed uneasily together, but as Boulevard and Cobbham (and their neighborhood school, Chase Street Elementary) have grown in popularity and population, concerns over traffic speed have magnified, but nobody has done anything about it. The sticking point is that the obvious thing to do to slow Prince Avenue down and make it safer for pedestrians is to three-lane it. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a godsend if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to cross the street on foot with your kid and your dog, but what would it do to the traffic flow? Would it choke off downtown and kill the restaurant, club and retail business there? Would it divert a lot of traffic to Boulevard and Hill Street? How could we make such far-reaching changes without knowing the answers to those questions? Now, Tony Eubanks, a longtime Boulevard resident who has taken an active interest in Prince Avenue over the years, has teamed up with Athens-Clarke County Transportation and Public Works Director David Clark for an ingenious method of pre-testing these effects without cost and without getting locked into long-term changes that could prove unfeasible after all. (See Blake Auedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story on p.â&#x20AC;&#x2030;6 and Eubanksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Comment on p.â&#x20AC;&#x2030;7.) What a great idea! A two-week, carefully measured test that will give us some answers in real time about traffic flow and the impact on Prince Avenue, Boulevard and Hill Street as well as downtown. The best thing about it is that regardless of how you feel about three-laning, these results will give you some objective information to inform your opinion. Of course, if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to change your opinion, you may not want facts. Tony says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tired of coming up with ideas and plans that never have a chance of getting implemented. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why David Clark is so important to this trial. His department can set it up and measure the effects. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the traffic experts. It is fabulous that they have signed on to this experiment. And, of course, the ACC Mayor and Commission have to approve this trial run, which is most important of all, because it cannot be done without their approval and it should not be. This is only a test, but one weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve needed for a long time. Unfortunately, it sounds like Mayor Denson is going to kill the whole deal. She says she likes the idea but that she wants to postpone it until fall. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all set up now and ready to go with commission approval, and it can be done this spring while school is still in session. It wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work in the fall, and it probably wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even come up in the fall. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not approved in March or April by the commission, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dead. But remember, the mayor controls the agenda. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to put it on there for it to get a vote. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to do justice to this test, and we all know that justice delayed is justice denied. Pete McCommons


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Two years ago, the Clarke County School District cut 48 force the two parties into cutting a budget dealâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;has cost the first-grade and 16 media-center paraprofessionals, leading local school district millions. many parents and employees to wonder just what was going The federal government gives grants to school systems to on. After all, the economy was on the upswing, the worst was help educate students from low-income families, disabled stuover and the district had already staved off such draconian dents, students from migrant families, students with behavioral cuts for several years. Why now? problems and non-native English speakers. That money funded CCSD officials gave school board members a big-picture look 140 positions in the 2011â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2012 school year, according to at the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finances last week, and the forces that conPrice. This year, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only funding 101. spired to put local schools in that position are stunning. CCSD ostensibly got a boost from the American Recovery The recession started in 2007 and worsened in 2008, but and Reinvestment Actâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the stimulus packageâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which put property assessments lag a couple of years behind, so governments didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really start to feel the impact until 2010 and 2011. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when developments that were already underway wrapped up, construction came to a halt and tax revenue dipped as assessments caught up to falling home prices, Chief Financial Officer Larry Hammel said. Even if it had wanted to, the school board was barred by law from raising taxes to make up the difference. The state wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t faring much better. Lawmakers had never fully funded Quality Based Educationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the complex formula that dictates how much the state gives to local school districtsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but now they were subtracting $1 billion a year in â&#x20AC;&#x153;austerity cuts.â&#x20AC;? Part of the formula takes local property taxes into account, so Clarke Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share was cut more deeply than most because our property values fell less sharply than most placesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Hammel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If our county worked Hey, remember that time it snowed and the whole city shut down for like two days? That was crazy. hard to maintain our revenues, we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reap the benefits,â&#x20AC;? Clarke County School Superintendent Philip Lanoue said. about $9 million into district coffers from 2009â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2011. But that The school board hired Lanoue in 2009, and he ordered up was offset by state cuts to education. Essentially, the state projections of where the budget was headed. It was $122 miltook local schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ARRA grants and used them to plug the lion then, with less than $6 million in reserves. By 2015, with holes in its own budget, Lanoue said. no additional expenses, it would be $138 million and running Federal monetary policy isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t helping, either. The district a $15 million deficit. Instead, school officials cut it almost $8 banks its revenue until it needs to spend it and earned $1.2 million to $115 million in 2012. million in interest in 2009, Hammel said. Last year, investâ&#x20AC;&#x153;That was the parapro year,â&#x20AC;? Deputy Superintendent Noris ment income wasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;seriouslyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;$19.56. The market is so awash Price said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was when we made the huge cuts.â&#x20AC;? in cash that, when service charges are deducted, short-term But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just blame Georgia Republicans. Point a finger at investments like CDs earn virtually nothing. President Barack Obama and Democrats in Washington, too. In spite of the challenges, school officials say the budget Sequestrationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the bipartisan sword of Damocles that failed to for the upcoming year looks solid, with a small deficit, if any,

and $21 million in reserves. They hope to end unpaid furlough days and maybe even give teachers a raise for the first time since 2009. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get employees back to what they were making five years ago,â&#x20AC;? Lanoue said. $140 million in new development is in the pipeline, increasing the tax base, and in a few years, Caterpillarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tax abatements will start to expire, Hammel said, which will brighten the picture considerably. Snowpocalypse: Partly because we live in a much smaller city than Atlanta and partly because CCSD and the University of Georgia had the good sense to stagger the times for letting students and employees go home, Athens survived Winter Storm Whatever the Weather Channel Called It to Try to Scare Us. Nobody got stranded. The worst thing that happened was some broken pipes. (And, given the weather this winter, every plumber in town is probably contemplating retirement in Hawaii.) Roads were a bit dicy last Wednesday morning, but by that afternoon, the sun and sand trucks had done their work, and everything was fine. Great job, everybody. Lyndon House: The meeting to discuss the future of the Lyndon House Arts Center, postponed due to the weather, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 at CinĂŠ. It happened after Flagpole went to press, but the topic surely came up at the Monday, Feb. 3 Federation of Neighborhoods meeting that featured a panel discussion on the Leisure Services Department. Given all of the criticisms of Leisure Services over the yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the tennis center, the department reorganization that de-emphasized nature programs, the cuts to popular summer camps and moreâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it may have gotten a bit heated. Check our news blog, In the Loop, at for a recap. Watkinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Website: Another District 3 Athens-Clarke County Commission candidate has a website up and running. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rachel Watkins, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A taste: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not the kind of person who will lock myself in a room and come up with pages and pages of big ideas on my own. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be the first to tell you I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have all the answers. No single person does. I believe good policy comes from collaboration, listening to each other and learning from each other.â&#x20AC;? Watkins is competing with policy wonk Melissa Link for the Cobbham and Boulevard vote, and the above paragraph highlights their differences in style. In other words, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s saying do you want someone whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a policy expert, or someone with the diplomatic skills to seek out the best policies? Blake Aued

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capitol impact What to Blame for the Ice Storm Fiasco Georgia became the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s laughingstock after the national media watched the metro Atlanta region grind completely to a halt over a two-inch snowfall. Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed have been targeted by media elites as the public officials who will receive most of the blame, fair or not, for the ice storm fiasco. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I accept responsibility for the fact we did not make preparation early enough to avoid these consequences,â&#x20AC;? Deal said. Deal also pinpointed the real causes of the traffic shutdown that kept thousands of people trapped overnight in their vehicles or schools. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have control over what private businesses do,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have control over what school systems do.â&#x20AC;? The governor is correct. He cannot control the decisions that private businesses make about when employees will be allowed to go home if a storm hits. A governor also cannot coordinate the closings of government agencies or school systems during an emergency because we have far too many of them. Georgia is the most balkanized state in the nation with 159 counties. We should have started consolidating those counties years ago. Instead, Republican legislators want to create yet another county at the northern end of Fulton County. The Atlanta region is similarly one of the most balkanized metropolitan areas. In the 10 core counties around Atlanta, there are a total of 65 cities, each with its own government and police department. There are 14 municipalities in Fulton County alone, 13 in Gwinnett County and 10 in DeKalb County. No governor could produce a coordinated emergency response involving that many local governments. At least seven of those cities have been created by the Legislature since 2005 in Fulton, DeKalb and Gwinnett counties, and lawmakers want to carve out even more of these local governments. That is crazy.

The same situation applies to public school systems. There are more than two dozen systems in metro Atlanta. The logical thing to do would be to consolidate and reduce the number of school systems, but lawmakers instead are trying to create even more systems in parts of DeKalb County. These additional cities and school systems will only make it that much harder to carry out any kind of coordinated response to future emergencies. Another problem illustrated by the winter storm is the fact that elected leaders over the past decade have made substantial reductions in state spending on government services and infrastructure. In 2008, the Department of Transportation employed more than 6,000 people, many of whom worked at maintaining and repairing the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highways and bridges. Today, the number of DOT employees has declined to 4,400 because of budget cutting. The budget for the Department of Public Safety, which trains and deploys state troopers to patrol Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highways, was $110 million in 2008. At that time, there were about 200 vacancies in the 953 approved job slots for troopers. That departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget has essentially remained flat, which means there has been little money for filling the empty patrol positions. We saw the effects of these cutbacks during last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s storm. DOT employees and state troopers worked valiantly to help people who were caught out by the weather, but there just were not enough of them. If you want to know what to blame for the winter storm disaster, you can blame it on policies that encourage the proliferation of city governments and school systems that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be coordinated, and on budget cutbacks that leave the state without sufficient resources to protect its citizens.






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or more than a decade, residents living along Prince Reaction from business owners has been mainly positive, serious look. But it needs to be a full community discussion Avenue have lobbied to make walking across it safer. according to Girtz and Eubanks. “Anything that would make it before we go ahead and do an agenda item.” They might soon find out if it’s possible. safer for folks who are coming to the Bottleworks… is good Denson and Eldridge both say it might take more than two A plan put forth by Complete Streets: Prince Avenue, spearin my book,” says Kyle Jenks of Parkside Partners, the Atlanta weeks to know whether the experiment works. With the end of headed by veteran neighborhood activist Tony Eubanks, would company that owns the Prince Avenue development. Parkside the school year and local elections both less than four months use barrels to temporarily turn the locally controlled stretch of also owns developments along the BeltLine light rail and trail away, there may not be time to move forward this spring, Prince Avenue between Pulaski Street and Milledge Avenue into network in Atlanta, and customers’ ability to safely walk and Denson says. “I would rather do it in the fall, because fall is a three-lane road for two weeks in mid-April. Left turns would bike is attractive for businesses, Jenks says. the craziest time around here,” she says. be limited in spots, with temporary pedestrian islands at crossPiedmont College has not taken a stance on the experiment, Clark, however, says two weeks is long enough—take more walks near The Grit, Daily Groceries and Piedmont College. spokesman Dan Price says. Chamber President Doc Eldridge says time, and it becomes difficult to avoid events like the Twilight During the trial period, Athens-Clarke County transportation he doesn’t expect his board to weigh in, although he’s personCriterium and UGA commencement. Drivers, especially students officials will measure the traffic volume and speed on Prince ally skeptical that the trial will work. and parents, also are more familiar with Athens in the spring— and side streets like Hill and Boulevard, as well as collect data “I was intrigued by what I was shown [Friday] by Ed Nichols another reason to do the trial in the spring. “We don’t want on any crashes that might occur during that time. “This is [a developer who represents doctors at the 740 Prince medical something like this in place on a football weekend,” Clark says. just a demonstration project,” the Eldridge has other concerns, first of its kind in Athens, says ACC including whether the configuration Transportation and Public Works would impede traffic for cars, buses Director David Clark. “We’re going to and emergency vehicles. Raised “I just think we’ve got a lot to measure the data, and that’s it.” crosswalks and better lights alone From 2003–2012, 20 pedestrians might work, he says. “There may be gain and nothing to lose.” and 18 cyclists were hit by cars on other ways to skin that cat without Prince Avenue, making it, statistigoing to three-laning,” he says. cally, the second-most-dangerous ACC hasn’t done a traffic study street in Athens behind Lumpkin on Prince since 2009, but Clark Street, according to the University estimates that it’s still about 18,500 of Georgia Traffic Safety Research cars per day—below the 20,000-car and Evaluation Program. “It’s my threshold where a three-lane confighope that it will be a successful uration generally works. Girtz thinks trial run and provide the impetus concerns that drivers will avoid for a permanent reconfiguration downtown are unfounded. “I think from Milledge to downtown,” ACC downtown has a magnetism that is Commissioner Kelly Girtz says. “The strong enough that if you increase crash data is pretty clear.” the commute by 45 seconds, downThe Complete Streets: Prince town will still draw people,” Girtz Avenue plan does not include bike said. lanes, a third rail in local politics. Cook says Eubanks assured It would reduce the number of lanes her that ambulances won’t be pedestrians have to cross and add obstructed. “They have accommorefuge islands where they can avoid dated room for people to pull over, cars that aren’t stopping after they and ambulances can go around,” she begin to cross. “Bike lanes may says. emerge in a later iteration,” Girtz If the pilot project works, the says. “The focus right now is on next step (after making it permanent pedestrian safety.” on the intown stretch of Prince) is The ACC Commission considered to approach the state Department of A photo illustration showing a future crosswalk with a pedestrian refuge at Pope Street near Daily Groceries. reconfiguring the intown stretch of Transportation, which owns Prince Prince Avenue to two travel lanes west of Milledge, about adding and a center turn lane in 2005 but voted it down. Powerful complex] and Tony Eubanks,” Eldridge says. “I don’t see the pedestrian refuges in Normaltown and Homewood Hills, areas institutions like Athens Regional Medical Center, the Athens chamber taking a position at this point. It’s a decision for the that are becoming increasingly walkable as new businesses Area Chamber of Commerce and some property owners along mayor and commission.” open, Girtz says. Barnett Shoals Road, Lexington Road and the corridor opposed reconfiguration then. Opposition, at first Girtz says he’s hoping for a Mar. 4 or Apr. 1 commission Atlanta Highway could be candidates for similar makeovers, he glance, seems to be muted this time around. vote to approve the trial. Mayor Nancy Denson says she’s in says. “Only good can come from this kind of open conversation,” favor of the pilot project—particularly the visual cues alerting “I just think we’ve got a lot to gain and nothing to lose,” says Elaine Cook, ARMC vice president for public and governJackson County drivers that they’ve gone from a state highway he says. mental affairs. “The idea that we could try something, work to an urban neighborhood—but would prefer to put it off until together to try something, is fabulous.” the fall. “I find it intriguing,” Denson says. “It needs a very Blake Aued



comment Complete Streets: Prince Avenue One of the few things most Athenians can agree on is that Prince Avenue is one of the most iconic gateways into Athens. Most Athenians also recognize that Prince Avenue serves as an integral part of daily life for a diverse constituency. And most would agree that we’ve been talking for well over a decade about proactive planning that will balance the wide-ranging and sometimes competing needs of those who depend on Prince Avenue for their livelihood, transportation and quality of life. I’ve lived along the Prince corridor for more than 25 years, but I became engaged in earnest as co-chairman of the Community Approach to Planning Prince Avenue (CAPPA) in 2004. Our goal was to illustrate what the public told us they wanted to see happen along the Prince corridor with regard to historic preservation, development and transportation. Our most important accomplishment was the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and

and Newton Street (near The Grit). The goal is to provide a community-driven opportunity to experience what the ACC Complete Streets policy could look and feel like for all users of Prince Avenue while collecting real-time traffic data to support fact-based decision making in future planning decisions. The project is proposed for mid-April to capture traffic data while area schools are in session. Boulevard and Hill Street would be included in data collection and traffic analysis. ACC Transportation and Public Works would be responsible for lane reconfiguration to ensure adequate access for emergency vehicles and safe left turns. Volunteers would handle crosswalk island construction with material costs covered by private donations. All existing parking along Prince would be maintained. Complete Streets: Prince Avenue will require commission approval. The mayor and commission will hold a formal input process at a time and location to be determined.




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&REE 6ALENTINE &LOWERS WITHANY PURCHASE A photo illustration showing a mid-block crosswalk at Piedmont College. Commission’s formal adoption of the Prince Avenue Corridor Study, which contained many CAPPA recommendations. CAPPA, the Prince Avenue Corridor Study and ACC’s recently adopted Complete Streets policy provide the blueprint for innovative and positive steps for planning Prince Avenue. CAPPA’s privately funded successes pale in comparison to what we could accomplish with publicly driven initiatives aimed at improving the safety and comfort of the corridor’s diverse users. We have the tools—Prince Avenue deserves the effort. Complete Streets: Prince Avenue is proposed as a temporary, low-cost demonstration project designed to illustrate how Prince Avenue may better serve all stakeholders while improving pedestrian safety. According to data compiled by the Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group at the University of Georgia, in the 10-year study period from 2003–2012, pedestrian crashes on Prince from 2008–2012 were up 160 percent. Anecdotal evidence of harrowing crosswalk experiences supports the perceived lack of pedestrian safety. Complete Streets: Prince Avenue has been designed with guidance from ACC Transportation and Public Works Director David Clark. During a two-week trial period, Prince Avenue, from Milledge Avenue to Pulaski Street, would be converted into two travel lanes with a center turn lane, a modification that will support temporary pedestrian islands for the three mid-block crosswalks at Piedmont College, Pope Street (near Daily Groceries)

With the success of pedestrian-oriented businesses and institutions such as Avid Bookshop, Daily Groceries, The Grit, Taqueria del Sol, the Bottleworks, Piedmont College, Emmanuel Episcopal Day School and our neighborhood school, Chase Street Elementary, the existing Prince Avenue mid-block crossings are necessary for established pedestrian patterns. Yet they remain critically unsafe due to the existing four-lane configuration, motorists’ frequent disregard for state law concerning pedestrian right of way and the excessive speed of many drivers. Furthermore, the addition of student housing and classes at the Health Sciences Campus, the increase in locally owned small businesses and frequent bus service provided by UGA Campus Transit all point to an extension of these successes, with the attendant safety issues, to Normaltown. The existing businesses and institutions serving Prince Avenue, together with the adjacent neighborhoods and schools, provide the critical elements we need to achieve what we say we want—a vibrant, walkable, business-friendly community. Complete Streets: Prince Avenue is a risk-free experiment to see how implementing existing ACC policy could improve Prince Avenue for all users. It’s time to do something, and we need to start by working together to make Prince a safer street. More information regarding this project is available at

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a time when Georgia public colleges and universities are raising tuition and fees, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also allowing outof-state students to pay in-state tuition, potentially leaving millions of dollars in revenue on the table. A recent Georgia Department of Audit and Accounts review of the University System of Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s out-of-state tuition waivers discovered that about $106 million was waived during 2012-2013. Of that total, tuition waived by the University of Georgia was a little more than $11.5 million. UGA waived tuition for 478 students in the fall 2012 semester, 369 in spring 2013 and 154 in summer 2013. The University System Board of Regentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; residency policy for state schools is designed to help Georgia natives afford the cost of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s higher education institutions by subsidizing roughly 50 percent of the education cost. Out-of-state tuition waivers are used to attract non-resident students to USG colleges. The state government doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fund these waivers, but some of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money is appropriated for instruction. The audit narrowed down the amount of tuition waived that would have gone towards instruction to about $42 million for all USG institutions. University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby addressed tuition waivers during his budget proposal to the General Assembly on Jan. 15. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a result of this review, the Board of Regents is examining its current policies to ensure that out-ofstate tuition waivers are appropriately managed,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The board is expected to act next month.â&#x20AC;? Regents are scheduled to meet Tuesday, Feb. 11 and Wednesday, Feb. 12 in Atlanta. Board of Regents policy regulates how non-resident students can qualify for tuition waivers. There are 18 different out-of-state tuition waiver types that outline how non-resident students can qualify for these waivers. They are given for a variety of reasons including: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Academic Common Market,â&#x20AC;? for students who wish to participate in a program not offered in their home state; â&#x20AC;&#x153;International and Domestic Exchange Program,â&#x20AC;? for international students who enroll in USG institutions and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Military Personnel and Dependents,â&#x20AC;? for students who are military personnel stationed in Georgia and on activity dutyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or their spouses or dependentsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;among many others. Huckaby denied that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the value of tuition waivers represents foregone tuition income.â&#x20AC;? Such logic â&#x20AC;&#x153;assumes that those students would enroll in USG institutions anyway and pay the full out-of-state tuition,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are not many things that I can guarantee to you will not happen, but that is one of them. In fact, just the opposite will happen; we will lose both students and revenue.â&#x20AC;? Tom Jackson, vice president of UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public affairs division, told Flagpole that the idea that there are â&#x20AC;&#x153;other studentsâ&#x20AC;? out there who would pay out-of-state costs is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;fallacy.â&#x20AC;? Waivers are used as a recruitment tool to bring top-tier students to UGA, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do we get them to come here?â&#x20AC;? he said, adding that most of them are being offered scholarships from other schools and would not pay full freight to attend UGA. Kevin Snipe, a senior at UGA majoring in history and political science, is a recipient of these out-of-state tuition waivers. Snipe comes from Alabama, where he applied to the University of Alabama, Auburn University and Birmingham Southern. Both Alabama and Auburn offered him full academic scholarships, and Birmingham Southern offered him some financial assistance, Snipe said. He also applied to UGA because, he said, he had come from a small-town high school and felt like going to an Alabama state school would be like going to high school all over again because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where all his friends would be going. UGA â&#x20AC;&#x153;pretty much offered [a tuition waiver] to me after I applied,â&#x20AC;? Snipe said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was nothing else specific I had to do. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got a half out-of-state tuition waiver, and I also got a Regents scholarship,â&#x20AC;? which made it affordable for him to attend, he said. The total cost for Snipe, after receiving the half tuition waiver, was still more than the cost for a Georgia resident. (In-state tuition for most full-time undergraduates is currently $4,014 per semester, while itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $13,119 for non-Georgia residents.) If it had not been for the tuition waiver, Snipe said he probably would not have decided to attend UGA. David Schick

grub notes Nite and Day BAR FOOD: Ever since the shuttering of Farm Cart (which, BTW, is soon to return in slightly different formâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;see the Grub Notes blog at for info), if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all warm and happy and a little toasted while sitting at Normal Bar, and you want a bite to eat without crossing Prince (a treacherous matter if you dare jaywalk), youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been limited to the few munchies on hand. And while the barâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boiled peanuts are delicious, you would be hard-pressed to consider them a meal. Thankfully, Ike & Jane (1307 Prince Ave.), the by now almost venerable source of breakfast and lunch goodies, saw an opening and instituted what it calls Ike @ Nite Thursday through Saturday from 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. The digs are informal. You walk up to a window that looks right into the kitchen and order through it. You can take your food to go, sit at one of the two wooden tables outside (uncovered but with a heavy-duty heater for the winter months) or have it delivered to you inside Normal Bar. For now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cash-only, due to antiquated wiring, so plan ahead, Athenians. Gabe Vodicka

The fare is simple stuffâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;burgers, hot dogs, potato chipsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and priced to match at $4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$6 for most items. Whether it is as good as what Farm Cart served is up for debate (on the whole, I think not), but it is right there, wellpriced and would especially hit the spot if you have a beer or two in youâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or some hungry kiddos. The hot dogs come with ketchup, mustard and good housemade pickles (the Jane); chili and cheese (meh); or in a veggie version with sesame slaw and ginger mustard. The hamburgers are better, with the Normal (more of a cheeseburger, with a special sauce that, for once, is not just ketchup and mayonnaise mixed but closer to a Thousand Island with some BBQ accents) edging out the Ike (grilled onions, housemade pickles, ketchup and mustard). The Frito pie is a fine idea but not such a great rendition. Everything comes with a bag of chips, making the prices an even better deal. There is a dollar dessert that provides a wee bite of sweet and changes regularly. You can also get a side of veggies and hummus, King of Pops popsicles in warm weather and Mexican Coca-Cola. Cuteness is tempered by simplicity, and the radio plays Top 40. THE MORNING AFTER: Brunch in Athens is serious business. Popular spots have lines out the door, especially on big weekends like the Twilight Criterium and AthFest. Restaurant folk tend to hate it because the menus are generally uninteresting (eggs, sausage, yada yada), the profit margins are slim and the customers act entitled.

When White Tiger Gourmet (217 Hiawassee Ave.) started doing an all-you-caneat buffet brunch, it was a fantastic deal, especially if your kids could eat their weight in bacon, but the move a few months ago to an Ă la carte format has led to a big jump in quality, and the dining experience is, as ever, reliably pleasant. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s odd to drive past other places that are jam-packed on a late Sunday morning and arrive at the old grocery building only to find it relatively quiet. Is it because the booze is still BYO? Is it that people havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realized the restaurant now takes credit cards all the time? Is it just too tucked away? The brunch is as good as anything else White Tiger offers, which is to say, rather good. The hot chicken (grilled chicken with cheddar and sriracha on a biscuit) isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t nearly hot enough, and the biscuit absorbs and mutes most of the spice, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about the only real complaint. French toast made with the same biscuits on the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remarkable, almost alchemical griddle, is far better than the usual gooey, overly sweet mess. The frittata plate is sometimes modified into a scramble, and it may come with thinsliced collards and broccoli, well-salted and enormous, plus a side salad and a selection of fruit, for $7.50, probably the best deal on the menu. Two could eat it and be satisfied, both in terms of volume and of deliciousness. The Man (home fries topped with barbecue pork and a fried egg) is great hangover food in particular, with the potatoes soaking up the BBQ sauce and the egg yolk. On the whole, it beats out the BBQ Benedict, which is similar but uses a biscuit for the starch and adds sausage gravy. Do you want pancakes covered with BBQ but didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know it until now? White Tiger has you covered. Carnivores (tasty, salty ham steak) and vegans (soysage, grilled tofu) should be equally happy. The selection of toys and books on the shelves at the back of the room will keep even a fairly obnoxious toddler happy and out of folksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hair for the space of an hour, and specials are listed at the register. If you are looking for tasty food in a relaxed environment that does not mean unhappily waiting for your head to clear on the sidewalk rather than happily tucking into a plate of grub, White Tiger is the ticket. Brunch is on Sundays from 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. WHAT UP?: Normaltown is boominâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;all. Bain Mattox is set to expand his Normal Bar into the empty adjacent space, and also plans to open a pizzeria with Luna Bakeryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Matt Downes in the former Pizza Hut location at the corner of Prince and Oglethorpe Avenues. Meanwhile, in a rather tragic turn of events, Little Italy is scrapping its much-loved $5 lunch special. See the Grub Notes blog at for more info on these and other developments. [Gabe Vodicka] Hillary Brown

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movie dope drew’s reviews LABOR DAY (PG-13) No more cinematically offensive than an above

 average Nicholas Sparks flick (we’re not talking The Notebook here),

Labor Day is a strange film from Jason Reitman, but good for him for striking out from his comfort zone, even if the results are far less successful than his previous Oscar nominees. A divorced mother, Adele (Kate Winslet in a rare performance not nominated for an Academy Award), and her teenage son, Henry (Gattlin Griffith), meet escaped convict Frank (Josh Brolin). Of course, Frank is one of those good, misunderstood murderers, a fact we know from the trailer which spoils the entire first act. Reitman attempts to establish danger and mystery, but the only mystery is how long it’ll take Frank and Adele to hook up. Labor Day is single mom porn. A burly, handsome man wanders into a lonely woman’s life, bakes some tasty pie and fixes the car/house/etc. I haven’t read Joyce Maynard’s novel, but I have to imagine it contained more literary depth to have captured Reitman’s attention. Otherwise, why not just pick a Sparks bestseller to adapt if you want to make a romantic drama? THAT AWKWARD MOMENT (R) 2014’s first truly terrible movie goes to That Awkward Moment. Congratulations for barely edging out I, Frankenstein! That is quite an accomplishment for first-time writerdirector Tom Gormican, and is almost as impressive as sucking the majority of the charisma out of Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan. Fortunately, Teller overcomes the script’s woeful inadequacies and outright thefts from (not even that much) better romcoms. Out of friendship, three male besties—Jason (a drowsy Zac Efron), Mikey (Jordan) and Daniel (Teller)—swear off relationships before meeting the women of their dreams. Now comes the awkward part where they do dumb things because that’s what guys do, according to movies like this one. Jordan escapes with most of his dignity as the straight man, a cuckolded doctor, and Teller charms viewers’ pants off with the crustiest of romcom dialogue. As the pretty but romantically deficient friend, Efron lacks his cast mates’ magnetism and talent. Imagine a movie that would have starred Kate Hudson, Katherine Heigl and the late Brittany Murphy ten years ago; now give their characters penises. Otherwise, it’s the exact same movie Hollywood’s released every Super Bowl weekend or Valentine’s Day for the past decade.

also playing AMERICAN HUSTLE (R) Since 2004’s disappointing I Heart Huckabees, from which his on-set meltdown went viral, David O. Russell has been on fire. In this fictional account of the real life ABSCAM investigation that sent several members of federal, state and local government to prison, Conman Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his not exactly British girlfriend, Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), are forced by an unstable FBI agent, Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper), into conning the mayor of Camden, New Jersey, Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner), and some of the scariest mobsters still living. Torn between his love and his beautiful, crazy, young wife (Jennifer Lawrence) and son, Irving has to come up with his master plan to escape jail and death. AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (R) What a miserable two hours! Find the most dysfunctional family you know, and visit them during a time of mourning. That experience is guaranteed to be less grueling than the time spent with Oklahoma’s Westons. Matriarch Violet (Meryl Streep) has cancer and is cancerous. Her husband, Beverly (Sam Shepard), disappears, bringing her three unhappy daughters—Barb (Julia Roberts), Ivy (Julianne Nicholson) and Karen (Juliette Lewis)—back home. Secrets are outed. Some shock (I won’t spoil the big ones); most do not. Playwright Tracy Letts (Bug, Killer Joe) adapts his play for the screen, but it’s still mostly a series of shouted monologues less than impressively handled by TV vet John Wells. The movie is so stagy, one expects an intermission. DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (R) Matthew McConaughey is more


than all right, all right, all right in his Oscar-nominated turn as Ron Woodroof, a walking, talking Texas cliché who suffers from AIDS. In the late ‘80s, the oversexed electriciancum-bullrider gamed the system for years to lengthen his life and provide needed, unapproved medications to the subscribers of his Dallas Buyers Club. Dallas Buyers Club has the right mix of pathos, humor and character growth to please a rather broad swath of filmgoers from the heartland to the coastline, which assists the awards success of director Jean-Marc Vallee’s bittersweet biopic. But let’s face it; McConaughey’s renaissance is fueling DBC’s buzz. Has McConaughey overtaken Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as the foremost pretty boy romantic lead remade as a serious leading man? DEVIL’S DUE (R) The trailer promised a found footage update of the Rosemary’s Baby scenario—a woman is mysteriously impregnated with the antichrist—but unsurprisingly, that movie did not need to be made. A newly married couple, Zach (Zach Gilford) and Samantha (Allison Miller), loses a night on their honeymoon in Santo Domingo. Suddenly, Sam is pregnant, and she has worse problems than morning sickness. This horrific pregnancy proceeds exactly as expected. Devil’s Due has several problems, and lack of terror tops the list. Filmmakers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (half of V/H/S’s Radio Silence) switch filming methods too many times to keep the found footage gimmick alive. FROZEN (PG) Disney returns with a newfangled computer animated feature that feels very old school. A young princess, Anna (v. Kristen Bell), must venture into the frozen wilds to save her sister, recently crowned Queen


Elsa (v. Idina Menzel), who has lost control over her icy powers. The narrative, adapted from Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen,” is as Disney formulaic as they come, and the animation shines without standing out. Nonetheless, little kids will love Frozen, and parents who grew up on Disney classics will not feel left out in the cold. HER (R) Her is done little justice by loglines. People who haven’t heard of it either find it too strange or too silly. They are so misguided. The first film written by Spike Jonze alone, Her stars a really nice, mildmannered Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore Twombly. Ted writes personal letters for strangers and is struggling through a divorce. Then he meets his new Operating System and falls in love…with the OS. Samantha is voiced by Scarlett Johannson, so the concept isn’t THAT outlandish. The film is mostly Phoenix interacting with Johannson’s voice. Sometimes an unmade Amy Adams pops by to again verify her brilliance. While Phoenix and ScarJo incredibly do their thing, Jonze and his behind the scenes folk drip visual magic into

book report than an exciting cinematic adaptation. After surviving the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) are the Capitol’s newest celebrities. But all is not well in the Districts, and creepy President Snow (Donald Sutherland) lets Katniss know it by putting her back in the next year’s Games. New director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) paces the film better once we escape District 12, and the Quarter Quell is excitingly envisioned. Largely dismissed as repetitive upon the novel’s release, the underrated Catching Fire successfully adds more wrinkles to the Suzanne Collins’ formula than its more straightforward predecessor. I, FRANKENSTEIN (PG-13) Do not feed I, Frankenstein. It breaks the cardinal rule of knowingly bad cinema. Cast someone entertaining. If a movie was ever tailor-made for Nicolas Cage’s brand of ham, I, Frank is it. Frankenstein’s Monster, hereafter named Adam (Aaron Eckhart), thanks to an angelic gargoyle played by Miranda Otto, finds himself embroiled in the heretofore unknown, centuries-ancient

Have I had too much to drink or is this Ocean’s Fourteen? audience eyes with their retro-future design. You get told so many times how awesome an award-worthy festival winner is before getting the opportunity to see it, that, frankly, many times the hype trumps the film. Her is the exception. It is unreservedly wonderful. But here we are with Gravity and Her duking it out for my and many other best film accolades. THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (PG-13) Peter Jackson’s first return to Middle-Earth, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, did not disappoint, even if it failed to excite like The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The second Hobbit feature still feels hobbled by a feeling of déjà vu. Armies of orcs marching to war or battles against giant killer spiders are nothing new. But when Jackson takes us to new locales like Lake Town at the foot of the Lonely Mountain, where mammoth dragon Smaug (v. Benedict Cumberbatch) resides, the epic fantasy film reaches toward those heights of its predecessor. The climactic, fiery escape from the Lonely Mountain leaves the audience breathless, eager for the final installment, There and Back Again, due next December. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG-13) The Hunger Games returns, and its sequel, while more a formality setting up the series’ final, revolutionary entry, improves upon an original that was more of a visual

struggle between Demon and Gargoyle. Pirates of the Caribbean writer Stuart Beattie makes an entertaining hash of Underworld scribe Kevin Grevioux’s graphic novel that turns Mary Shelley’s rumination about man playing god into a “kickass” version of the videogame, Devil May Cry, which totally deserves a filmed adaptation after this flick. Had early ‘90s Christopher Lambert been the star, I’d have devoured this movie on VHS, after missing out on what would have been an all-too-brief theatrical run. Cast Cage, and this thankfully swiftly paced horror-actioner might have ventured into neo-camp classic territory. Bill Nighy practically models self-control as a Demon Prince just screaming for amped up camp. Why should Bill break a sweat when no one else is? At least I, Frank kept me awake; that’s more than I can say for any of the four Underworlds. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (R) So the Coen Brothers deliver one of their most rewarding films yet, even if it does feature yet another self-destructive protagonist. Yet folk singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is a charmer as he hops from couch to couch during the cold New York winter of 1961; Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake are the two most recognizable providers of said couches. Isaac has been an award show fixture, and his performance certainly fits the bill for breakout. He’s in every scene and, besides some

unsurprising scene stealing from John Goodman as a jazz-hole, no one competes with Isaac. What a witty way the Coens use space in these tiny New York hallways, and music, obviously, plays the biggest role in a Coen film since O Brother, Where Art Thou?, with whom this film shares music guru T-Bone Burnett. It has a bit of a head scratching conclusion, but everything preceding it bittersweetly tickles the heart and the quirky bone, much like we’ve come to expect from the Brothers Coen. (Ciné) JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT (PG-13) Scripters Adam Cozad and David Koepp (many a blockbuster including Mission: Impossible and Jurassic Park) start their retconning in 2001, with 9/11 pushing Ryan (Chris Pine) from doctoral student at the London School of Economics to marine injured in Afghanistan. His rehab introduces the heroic soldier to future wife, Cathy Muller (Keira Knightley, sporting an uncomfortable American non-accent), and CIA mentor, William Harper (Kevin Costner, as stalwart as ever). The action moves to Russia where director Kenneth Branagh gives a great audition for future Bond villainy as Victor Cherevin. This new(re) born franchise needs more giant action setpieces to compete with Bond, but the setup is strong. (No one will probably notice if they quietly change lead actresses down the road.) THE LEGO MOVIE (PG) The hilarious Chris Pratt has been talking about this flick, for which he provides the voice of hero Emmet Brickowski. An ordinary minifigure, Emmet is mistaken for the MasterBuilder, whose help is needed to stop an evil tyrant from permanently gluing the LEGO world together. This flick brings together fan favorites from the many blockbuster franchises—Star Wars, Batman, The Lord of the Rings— licensed by LEGO. Judging from the trailer and its tremendous comic voice cast that includes Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Charlie Day, Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill and Morgan Freeman, The LEGO Movie has potential. LONE SURVIVOR (R) The spoilerishly titled Lone Survivor does not hide from what it is, which amounts to injury porn in the second act (the characters’ two falls are brutal). While on Operation Red Wings, four Navy SEALs—team leader Mike Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), Axe (Ben Foster), Danny (Emile Hirsch) and Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg), upon whose

book this film is based—battle an army of Taliban fighters. Peter Berg shoots action with a visceral viciousness, taking some visual cues from first person shooters like Call of Duty. Lone Survivor will please the action-heads out there, but it takes the home movies before the end credits to remind audiences these soldiers were actual husbands and fathers. l THE MONUMENTS MEN (PG-13) George Clooney films usually do pretty well come awards season, so it is surprising to see his latest pushed back to February, especially considering its all-star cast of superstars, Oscar winners and supporting stalwarts. The Monuments Men retells the true story of the WWII platoon that saved art from the Nazis. Clooney co-wrote, directed and stars alongside Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and Cate Blanchett. NEBRASKA (R) See Movie Pick. (Ciné) THE NUT JOB (PG) The latest animated feature pits a curmudgeonly squirrel named (a bit on the nose) Surly (v. Will Arnett) against the city. When he finds Maury’s Nut Store, he may just have found the way to alleviate his and the rest of his park community’s winter worries. Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson and Katherine Heigl are the next three biggest names in the voice cast. Will this movie capture its family audience without a big name like Disney or DreamWorks behind it? THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2014 The Oscar-nominated Live Action and Animated Shorts Programs return to Ciné. This year’s animated nominees are “Feral,” “Get a Horse!,” “Mr. Hublot,” “Possessions” and “Room on the Broom.” The Live Action Short Film nominees are “That Wasn’t Me,” “Just Before Losing Everything,” “Helium,” “Do I Have to Take Care of Everything” and “The Voorman Problem.” The Documentary Short Film nominees are “Cavedigger,” “Facing Fear,” “The Lady in Number 6,” “Karama Has No Walls” and “Prison Terminal.” Finding out the winner on Oscar night is a whole lot more fun when you’ve seen the nominees. (Ciné) RIDE ALONG (PG-13) Buddy cop action comedies can do worse than star Kevin Hart; alternately, they can do better than Ice Cube. In Ride Along, Ben Barber (Hart), a security guard with aspirations to be a cop, spends a day with his girlfriend’s super cop brother, James Payton (Cube), in hopes of impressing him and earning his blessing. First Payton punks Ben; then they run into the big gun of ATL crime, scary gang leader Omar (Laurence Fishburne). The basic blueprint of this movie was written by Shane Black in the late ‘80s, and Lethal Weapon will always be better than its jokier progeny. If you cannot see the plot “twist” coming, you have not watched enough buddy cop flicks.

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SAVING MR. BANKS (PG-13) P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) meets with Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) himself during the negotiations for and the filming of her classic Mary Poppins. Apparently, the whole story was about her difficult Australian childhood and her own dad, who served as the inspiration for Mr. Banks. Director John Lee Hancock last helmed The Blind Side. It looks like heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got another crowd pleasing hit on his hands. 12 YEARS A SLAVE (R) The very real, very powerful 12 Years a Slave recounts the devastatingly true account of Solomon Northup (Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free man kidnapped and sold into slavery. Solomonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s woeful tale occurred to many other free blacks; his is just one of the few that ended happily. Shame director Steve McQueen certainly

earned his Academy Award nomination for gracefully bringing this true life horror story to cinematic life. Despite its massively discomfiting subject, 12 Years a Slave is never anything less than compellingly watchable. The Academy Award-nominated turns from Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;o certainly stand out, though the star is, ultimately, this supremely wellconstructed film, a work that stands above nearly all its competitors. VAMPIRE ACADEMY (PG-13) The trailers for Mean Girls director Mark Watersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; latest look like a CW series. Based on Richelle Meadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s six-volume YA series, Vampire Academy is attended by Dhampir, human-vampire hybrids that guard the mortal, peaceful vamps known as Moroi from the immortal baddies known as Strigoi. That description sounds more than the

tiniest bit fun. Watersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; brother, Daniel (of Heathers fame), wrote the script. Apparently, Sarah Hyland of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modern Familyâ&#x20AC;? and Gabriel Byrne are the only two recognizable faces/names. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (R) Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jordan Belfort, who ruled the Bulls and the Bears before the age of 30. Hopped up on Quaaludes and cocaine, Belfort and his crew at Stratton Oakmont peddled penny stocks and defrauded investors so badly, he ended up in prison for 22 months. Director Martin Scorsese captures every debauched momentâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; hookers, drugs and dwarf tossingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;of Belfortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. DiCaprio will be an Oscar frontrunner if voters can get beyond the vileness of Belfort enough to celebrate the actorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most physical performance. Drew Wheeler

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Squibb), thinks heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crazy, as does his oldest son, Ross (Bob Odenkirk). But Woody, along with his youngest son David (Will Forte), hits the road to eventually get his fortune. Is Woody delusional? Once in Nebraska, with a gaggle of blood kin and assorted hangers-on vying for pieces of Woodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fortune, the movie shapes into something special, melancholy and quietly entrancing. Payne, along with screenwriter Bob Nelson and cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, conjures up a haunting yet wry look at the American heartland, a place desolate yet warmly and strangely inviting. Nebraska recalls the sadly neglected 1973 movie Scarecrow, starring Gene Hackman and Al Pacino, while marking out its own cinematic territory. Nebraska is Payne at his best, and also showcases Dern at his finest. Derek Hill








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t’s been nearly 20 years since Jucifer first started creating thunderous rock sounds in Athens. (The group has since famously adopted a nomadic lifestyle, living and touring out of its trusty RV.) Drummer Ed Livengood and guitarist/vocalist Amber Valentine began playing together under the name, a play on both O.J. Simpson and Satan, in 1994. Rehearsing in their home on Childs Street, just off of Prince Avenue, they quickly developed a signature style: high-volume, downtuned, angst-fueled grunge-metal. At Jucifer’s earliest shows, Livengood battered his rickety drum kit with impressive muscularity and flare. Playing through stacks of various amplifiers, Valentine created a distorted wall-of-guitar sound that enveloped the bass and mid-range frequencies. Tempos fluctuated; one song might be upbeat and almost poppy, while the next was a gruesome dirge that used repetition, space and dissonance to a sludgy effect. “I think we’ve always been the same band we are today, which is one with few limits and many pleasures within the world of sound,” says Valentine. “Depending on which set or song or album somebody catches, it could seem like we change a lot, since we’re diverse in our choices. But that diversity isn’t a progression from or rejection of something else we do or did. It’s simply that in any given moment, we’re choosing a part of ourselves to reveal or revel in. It’s all about expression, and not at all about definition for us.” The band’s earliest recordings rocked hard, but Valentine’s singing style could swing easily from angelic to demonic, whisper to scream, creating a dual personality. In the early and mid-2000s, while signed to metal mainstay Relapse, Jucifer cranked up its metallic, head-banging side for a more aggressive, menacing sound. “If anything has changed since we started, it’s that people have had time to understand how we approach things,” Valentine says. “Realizing we’re a band that follows its own path to any crazy-ass place—not attempting to define us too narrowly. And that’s nice. Also, we’re older, and hence more muscular from the cumulative effects of hauling gear around.” Valentine and Livengood veered sharply into new conceptual territory with their latest collection, the Russian-themed за волгой для нас земли нет (which translates to Beyond

the Volga There Is No Land), the long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s Throned in Blood. Released last summer on the Nomadic Fortress/Mutants of the Monster imprints, the songs center thematically around the Battle of Stalingrad, and the titles and sleeve info are written entirely in Russian. Jucifer started working on the album in Ontario, Canada in 2011 with producer Joe Byrne. Within a few weeks of those sessions, the duo embarked on its first tour through Russia. “We certainly did [the album] with a fresh infusion of Russian experiences,” Valentine says. “Although we haven’t had trouble [in the past] feeling deeply for subjects set in places we’ve never been, it was cool to have sense memories still tingling” during the construction of the record. The Russian theme had established itself by the time the band returned to the country to tour the following year. “Playing Volgograd in 2012 solved our question as to how we were going to record Russian narration for the record,” Valentine says. “The promoter for our shows there, Oleg Kotrunov, and his family did us the huge favor of contributing. Oleg recorded, and his wife Larisa translated our text to Russian while retaining its rhythm and flow, and voiced [opening track] ‘The Land Speaks.’ Their children, Vladimir and Maria, each contributed speaking parts, and Masha sang a traditional patriotic song of the city. It was beyond special to return in 2013 and present the album to them. Their parts were integral to creating the authentic ambiance we wanted.” Some tracks on за волгой для нас земли нет resemble classic Jucifer, with Valentine’s six-string blasting through her teetering stack and Livengood’s oversized drums and cymbals rumbling and crashing underneath. But sometimes it sounds like an alien war machine gone haywire. Experimentation has been essential to every Jucifer studio session, and the band wanted to pair a decidedly different sound with its newest album’s ambitious theme. Compared to the group’s 1998 studio debut, Calling All Cars On the Vegas Strip, it’s a very different kind of heavy-rock album. “With all our albums, we’ve tried to impart a sense of place and/or time,” Valentine says. “With language, with production style, instrumentation, everything. It’s totally cool with us if a majority of listeners don’t care to look so deeply, but

for us, each concept is something we leave trails and clues about within not only the lyrics and artwork, but every single dynamic of each song. So, the Russian language is a very specific tool we’re using to immerse the listener, lull them and frighten them.” There’s plenty of doom and gloom at the heart of за волгой для нас земли нет, but there are more than a few surprisingly beautiful twists as well. There’s a groove to “Боритесь, чтобы жить свободно” (“Fight Hard, Live Free”) that counters the devilish snarl of Valentine’s singing. “ПОЗОР” (“Shame”) features a swingin’ monster riff. “Королева—оленьи рожки” (“Queen of Antlers”) lumbers and slinks at a painfully slow pace. “It’s too soon for us to get the full effect of a record until at least 10 years have passed,” Valentine says. “Until then, we’re still hearing flaws or could-have-beens—or at the very least, knowing the sequence instead of being surprised by it the way somebody is on a first listen.” While things seem pretty scary and bleak on much of the album, there is an underlying message that’s more positive or optimistic than some listeners might assume. “The happy ending is that Volgograd endures, that no one forgets, but that no one stays trapped in the past, either,” Valentine says. “Humanity suffers but rebuilds, time after time. And we never seem able to eradicate the sources of human suffering and human evil, but there are periods in which we can rest and enjoy life. “Also, those who died defending their home literally helped save the world,” she adds. “There’s solace and legitimate pride to be had in that.” T. Ballard Lesemann

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ver the four years of its existence, local post-pop band Easter Island has made several personnel adjustments. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH Each time, a member moved on for the sake Fundraiser for Girls Rock Athens of stability. As a band comprised of close-knit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Girls Rock!â&#x20AC;? the movie friends, prioritizing family, health and hapShowtimes 2pm and 7pm piness were never up for debate. Recently, Suggested $5 donation at the height of its popularity, the group announced that it would be no more. It came MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH as a shock to loyal followers, but the reason Open Mic Night for the breakup is the same as the reason for its success: love and care. ATHENSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; INTIMATE LIVE MUSIC VENUE Brothers Ethan and Asher Payne began their music careers in separate citiesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Ethan See website for show times & details in Athens, Asher in Chattanooga. Asher moved to Athens after completing his undergraduate 237 prince ave. â&#x20AC;˘ 706.353.3050 degree, and the two quickly began introducing each other to the music they had made while FRIDAY, FEB. 7 apart. They soon recruited three of their best Dance Party with friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;John Cable, Andrew Terrell and Nate DJ MOB KNARLY Thompsonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;into the fold. In January 2010, the band recorded the SATURDAY, FEB. 8 Better Things EP with the help of drummer and Live Music with sound engineer Patrick Ferguson, a longtime TALKING TO fixture on the Athens scene. After finishing the EP, Easter Island joined forces with Team MONDAYS Clermont for a press campaign. The collabora50 $ 2 Craft Beers & $2 Bourbon tion led to the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s song â&#x20AC;&#x153;Proudâ&#x20AC;? landing on the ABC show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Off the Map,â&#x20AC;? a series about THURSDAYS $ doctors working in a South American jungle. 1 Yuengling & Dos Equis A little bit of the Gulf Coast comes to Athens But just as the group was gaining momen120 E. Clayton St. tum, its lineup shifted: Drummer Cable and TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT bassist Terrell moved on. Guitarist Thompson stuck, and Ferguson stepped in to play drums. Ryan Monahan, a friend of Ethanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, volunteered to play bass. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was so natural for us,â&#x20AC;? says Asher. The organic feel proved helpful in the studio, where Easter Island returned to record a full-length album with only seven songs prepared. By the end of the recording, there were 11. Ten of the songs made up the album, Frightened. It was met with kind reviews, but the band, held back by jobs and financial limitations, was not prepared to tour aggressively. PRIX FIXE DINNER â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think exposure lives in two worlds,â&#x20AC;? FRIDAY, FEB. 14TH Asher says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It kind of has to go hand-in& SAT. FEB. 15TH hand. In order for us to have gone somewhere, we should have been touring, prior to the release of Frightened, during the release and after, because we got good press from the Friday, Feb. 14th @ 8pm album.â&#x20AC;? LIVE IN THE BBR FAVORITE SEAFOOD Still, Easter Island gained real strength at & FAVORITE home, specifically at the Caledonia Lounge. OUTDOOR DINING â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where we became a confident band,â&#x20AC;? Vote at says Ethan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were some really bummer times at the beginning, and Caledonia was a $12 Heated Porch ¡ Plenty of Parking The Ultimate Elvis Tribute ADVANCE really good boost in confidence.â&#x20AC;? It was also * Limited Number WATCH THE WORLD GO BY IN FIVE POINTS $15 where the band was approached by booking of VIP Reserved Tables DOOR of 10 for $120 agent Jesse Rosoff, who helped it secure tour At the corner of Lumpkin & Milledge "MQT3Et#FFDIXPPE$FOUFS dates across the country, including a showcase tCVGGBMPTDBGFDPNBUIFOT MARKER7COASTALGRILL.COM â&#x20AC;˘ 706.850.3451 at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SXSW. DELIVERY AVAILABLE THROUGH


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Then came another change to the plan. Ferguson and his wife had recently adopted a young daughter, and the thought of her feeling abandoned was more than he could take. Riding the promise of possibility, the remaining members pressed on. Drummer John Swint had just ended his stint with Modern Skirts, and he had expressed interest in Easter Island long before there was a need. Ferguson endorsed Swint, making the decision that much easier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I remember talking to Patrick and him saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Swint kind of reminds me of me in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s, just this ferocious thing that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really stopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;,â&#x20AC;? said Asher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And we needed that Patrick-like ethos.â&#x20AC;? Easter Island was ready to move forward. It released the Dinosaur Drift EP and booked a full fall 2013 tour. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were all in,â&#x20AC;? says Ethan. After a New York City show at Arleneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grocery on the opening night of the CMJ Music Marathon, the band was approached by a label. Soon after, Thompson confronted Ethan with news. The married man was ready to devote more time to his wife and to becoming a father, and wanted to have a stable job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He told me, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;If Easter Island makes it big tomorrow, I still need to move onâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;,â&#x20AC;? says Ethan. The brothers knew the loss would likely be impassable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His creativity in creating these amazing guitar tones, none of us have,â&#x20AC;? says Asher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We needed him so bad.â&#x20AC;? Asher and Ethan determined that they would move on with Easter Island only if Swint and Monahan were fully committed. But a conversation with Monahan revealed what they feared. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ryan had some health issues,â&#x20AC;? says Ethan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Nate had still been in the band, I think his desire to just power through would have been higher, but without Nate in the band and with that change, he just wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t up for the adjustment, and so that was the nail in the coffin.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Easter Island] was such a huge part of my life communally, that having to teach someone the songs without them experiencing themâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;[it] just wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be the same,â&#x20AC;? says Asher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m one for ending things on high notes, and this is the highest note that Easter Island has ever had.â&#x20AC;? Jodi Murphy

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or a number of reasons, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably best to describe Turquoise Jeep as a brand rather than a band. Not only does the collectiveâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;made up of Flynt Flossy, Yung Humma, Pretty Raheem and Whatchyamacallit, among other part-time collaboratorsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;operate its own independent record label (appropriately called Turquoise Jeep Records), but the group soon plans to roll out a clothing line and a DVD series instructing viewers on how to breakdance properly. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hardly what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d expect to find on your average touring actâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s merch table. The groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back story seems purposefully vague: The four members were working various jobs in music and video production and stumbled upon each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work. Raheem puts the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s origin story rather plainly: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were all in the industry, in some form or fashion. Our paths kept crossing, we formed Turquoise Jeep and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been ridinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ever since.â&#x20AC;? In 2010, Turquoise Jeep went viral with the catchy and ridiculous novelty hip hop hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lemme Smang It,â&#x20AC;? a song credited to Yung Humma featuring Flynt Flossy. At the time of this writing, the video for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Smang Itâ&#x20AC;? has nearly 12 million hits on YouTubeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;no small feat, even in an industry now dominated by the Internet. Although the group owes much of its credit to the Internetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to circulate content widely at fast speeds, members say that they would have found a way to exist and persist without new media. â&#x20AC;&#x153;YouTube was just one of those avenues that worked out for us,â&#x20AC;? notes Humma. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even if YouTube wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t around, Turquoise Jeep still would have come to be.â&#x20AC;? When asked if he feels any anxiety about being called a novelty act, given that all of Turquoise Jeepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songs feature over-the-top sexual innuendo (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not Your Professor But Your Prosexxor,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Naughty Farmerâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sex Syrupâ&#x20AC;? are just a few titillating titles), Flossy is quick to dismiss any claim that Turquoise Jeep is a joke. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Audiences sometimes donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how to accept things that are different,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some people might not understand the art. But the people that get it? They appreciate it.â&#x20AC;? According to Flossy, scantily clad women in the videos for tunes like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Treat Me Like a Pirate (and Show Me that Booty)â&#x20AC;? aside, Turquoise Jeep means business. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got that itch,â&#x20AC;? says Flossy, referring to the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entrepreneurial spirit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody has their own path. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so talented and diverse that the point of Turquoise Jeep is creative expression. If Humma wants to come out with his own soda pop tomorrow, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s do itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.â&#x20AC;?

A collaboration with Childish Gambino (also known as Donald Glover, the actor and Georgia native who plays Troy on the NBC comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Communityâ&#x20AC;?), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fuck Your Blog,â&#x20AC;? only increased the cultural purchase of Turquoise Jeep. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a surprise experience,â&#x20AC;? says Whatchyamacallit. We met [Glover] at Fun Fun Fun Fest, and he sent us the track, and we were able to do it real fast. It brought a lot of attention to us, because people said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wow, these guys can hold their own.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Like any YouTube sensation, Turquoise Jeep draws a predominantly college-aged crowd to its performances, but the group emphasizes that the term is much broader than the 18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;22 demographic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We definitely have a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;college crowd,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; but that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really explain it,â&#x20AC;? says Whatchyamacallit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We bring in faculty members, administrators, people you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect to be in attendance.â&#x20AC;? And the group finds that crowds have a positive response no matter the location. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In my opinion, everywhere we go, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an equal amount of love,â&#x20AC;? says Humma. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a place that is particularly different.â&#x20AC;? Flossy adds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One thing that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve witnessed is that 60-year-olds, 50-year-olds come to our shows. We have a range that we sometimes donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give ourselves credit for.â&#x20AC;? Whatchyamacallit notes that he also sees many people from what he calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;the cubicle nationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;people that sit at a computer all dayâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;in the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crowds. Since the members of Turquoise Jeep now reside all over the country, collaborating is more difficultâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t impossible. It â&#x20AC;&#x153;really depend[s] on the situation,â&#x20AC;? says Flossy, who notes that he texts other members lyrics when they are apart. And they still find time to tour regularly; this Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 40 Watt show will mark the second time in as many years that the group will have hit Athens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dope to be working together. It ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t no fun if you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t share the experience,â&#x20AC;? says Flossy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Instead of you being a one-man show, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a family,â&#x20AC;? adds Humma. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are here to help each other out.â&#x20AC;? Whatever comes of the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many endeavors, one thing is for sure: Turquoise Jeep will keep riding.



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Crinkle, Crackle: Beautiful noise repository Scab Queen, the ongoing concern of Michael Lauden, is releasing a split cassette tape with Atlanta’s much more straightforward synth ‘n’ drums outfit Snowbride, featuring scene veteran Drew Haddon. I’ve not yet been privy to the new sounds coming from Scab Queen’s camp, but Lauden says they’re “different.”

Well, homeboy is at it again, and will be filming the deadly duo’s show at the Caledonia Lounge on Feb. 6. (See story on p. 13.) You can get in on the action, too: The band says, “A certain number of fans who can bring their own cameras will get free admission,” plus a free copy of the aforementioned DVD. I have no idea how many they’ll let in for free, though, so don’t ask me. Pilvinsky says if your camera can shoot “24fps and 1080p,” then drop him a line via Bean Here, Bean There: Nicholas Mallis has thankfully dropped the Yo Soybean name for his space-surf/spaghetti-western-pop project and decided to just go with his birth name. He’ll make his live debut under this moniker Friday, Feb. 7 at the Flicker Theatre & Bar; Timmy Tumble is also on the bill. Rounding out Mallis’ band are Jason Ritter on drums, Rick Catanise on bass and McKendrick Bearden on guitar. Yo Soybean had estab-

MUSIC | Wednesday, Feb. 5

Man Man, Xenia Rubinos

40 Watt Club · 8 p.m. · $11 (adv.), $13 (door) Its five LPs have built Man Man up from Philadelphia weirdos with a cult following to internationally acclaimed, still-mustachioed manly men. And while 2013’s On Oni Pond may be the band’s most accessible and polished release to date, it continues the legacy of antic-ridden chaos and “doom-wop” established by records like The Man in a Blue Turban with a Face. Frontman Honus Honus and company still have what it takes to be the most charming creepers on Anti- Records, performing songs about Wolf Blitzer and “dead-daughter confetti” while sporting the occasional alien mask. Don’t let those elegant piano lines fool you; war paint is still a necessity at any Man Man show. Talented and experimental Brooklyn singer Xenia Rubinos opens Wednesday’s show. [Adam Barnett]

to avoid their social obligations. John Worthing (played by Patrick Najjar) visits the city as libertine Ernest to propose to his friend Algeron Moncrieff’s (Nathan Altman) cousin, Gwendoline Fairfax (Katie Andrew), yet in the country is known to his wealthy ward Cecily Cardew (Emma Atchley) as Jack, who is constantly making trips to the city to visit his black sheep brother, Ernest. And that’s just the first layer of pretense. [Jessica Smith] LECTURE | Sunday, Feb. 9

Alexis Ohanian

Tate Center Grand Hall · 6 p.m. · FREE! The co-founder of the popular Internet bulletin board reddit, Alexis Ohanian, announced a college-town book tour in September, and the alien bus is making its way to Athens. The event is hosted by Thinc. at UGA, an initiative that promotes entrepreneurship in Athens and at the university. Ohanian is promoting his book Without Their Permission, but there will be MUSIC | Thursday, Feb. 6 no author reading. Instead, Ohanian will pull from each college’s subreddit (you can find UGA’s at for Nowhere Bar · 10 p.m. · FREE! his keynote speech topic. The goal is an Camden, SC duo The Mobros is, at AMA IRL (meaning “ask me anything in least in numbers, a stripped-down outreal life,” for those unfamiliar with reddit fit. But brothers Kelly and Patrick Morris jargon). His book is “a blueprint and a conjure vast worlds of sound with their rallying cry for the rootsy, rocking open Internet and music, which hints entrepreneurship,” at Delta blues and according to the ‘60s soul without tour’s announcekitsch-ing too far ment, and Ohanian down either rabbit will center discushole. Much of the sion on what his group’s aural mass generation has lies in its powerful been capable of but playful vocal online. The official harmonies, which it event will end with uses to near-perfect a book signing and effect on its debut networking mixer LP, Walking With to open up discusa Different Stride. sion about entre(The Mobros are no preneurship, but strangers to Athens; Ohanian wrote that that album was Alexis Ohanian he planned to end tracked at Chase the night with a Park Transduction.) meetup (an IRL gathering of frequent postI’m inclined to say these fellas are the ers, or redditors) at a “local watering hole” real deal. Like The Black Keys without the to be announced. [Erica Techo] obsessive hero-worship, The Mobros offer a taste of yesteryear that still smacks pleasMUSIC | Monday, Feb. 10 ingly of today. [Gabe Vodicka]

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Peelander-Z To which I say, “I certainly hope not very.” Because Scab Queen is already pretty damn good. For more information on the new split release you can stare at the very bare and wish in one hand. For all your other needs, see scabqueen. Pretties For You: Hot Fudge, the heavy Athens band with a decidedly pop-psych edge, uploaded a single last week in anticipation of its show with Faster Circuits, and it just so happens that Derek Almstead of Faster Circuits was the one who recorded and mixed the thing. In fact, he did the whole to-bereleased Hot Fudge album, which was placed between my ears under promise of secrecy, so I can’t tell you where to find it. But I can tell you that it’s full of twin guitar attacks (including that thing where they make one sound like a sitar) and loads of 1970s-isms and, generally speaking, glammy in an artsy Alice Cooper way. Those descriptors apply to the album as a whole, though, and not specifically to the single, “To Be One Ask One,” which takes its cues more from Cheap Trick than anything else. You can check it out at Point-N-Shoot: Remember back in 2008 when former Flagpole scribe-turned-filmmaker Marc Pilvinsky released the live Jucifer DVD, Veterans of Volume: Live with Eight Cameras?



lished itself as a folky/Americana-ish outfit, but the style of the band shifted dramatically during its time and, recognizing this, Mallis decided to drop it all together. So throw up some thanks, because it was an awful name even during the best of times. The first track from the group is titled “Moonrise,” and you can find it streaming on Flagpole’s music blog, Homedrone. Last Exit: Quite possibly my favorite local dark horse of the past several years, Junker, has released a live album named Skeleton Music. Bandleader Stephen Brooks, also a visual artist, has zero qualms about letting his music occupy just as much space as it needs. So, you’ve got songs that are over seven minutes long right alongside three-minute statements. Although you could very easily (if ham-fistedly) categorize this music as Americana, I’ve always felt that term was just too restrictive and predictable for Junker. There’s something very dark and yet necessary about Junker that each listener has to grab on to and interpret for his or her own self. In other news, Brooks reports that he already has another whole album’s worth of songs, and the band will head back into the studio soon. For more information, see, and go explore the music at Gordon Lamb

THEATER | Friday, Feb. 7–Sunday, Feb. 9 & Thursday, Feb. 13–Sunday, Feb. 16

The Importance of Being Earnest

Athens Community Theatre · 8 p.m. (Thursday– Saturday) & 2:30 p.m. (Sunday) · $12–15 Oscar Wilde’s last and most famous play, The Importance of Being Earnest— performed by The Town & Gown Players and directed by Bryn Adamson—doesn’t attempt to tackle serious social or political issues by offering up moral resolutions. Instead, this farcical comedy is a clever, light-hearted satire on aristocratic idleness—mocking traditions, social customs and courtship in particular—simply for the sake of triviality. Set in Victorian London, the protagonists lead double lives in order

Sweetheart Duets Hoot

Melting Point · 8 p.m. · FREE! Grab your partner and head down to the seventh annual Sweetheart Duets Hoot, which happens Monday at the Melting Point and features music from nine local couples—collaborators both creatively and otherwise. The lineup this go-round includes members of local bands The Skipperdees, Packway Handle Band, Dangfly, String Theory and BorderHop Trio, as well as several pairs of singersongwriter lovebirds. (See Calendar for full lineup.) Longtime Hoot honcho Susan Staley opens and hosts the show alongside her own special sweetheart. “We have a lot of newlyweds, and some folks who will be on the big stage for the first time,” Staley says. As are all Hoot happenings, this one is open to all ages, and admission is free. [Gabe Vodicka]


Deadline for getting listed in The Calendar is every FRIDAY at 5 p.m. for the print issue that comes out the following Wednesday. Online listings are updated daily. Email

Tuesday 4 ART: Patricia Bellan-Gillen Lecture (Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S151) Bellan-Gillen’s paintings, prints and drawings have been the focus of over 35 exhibitions across the U.S. 5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-1511 ART: Artist Talk (UNG Oconee Campus) An opening reception and artist talk for “Imago Mundi: Paintings by Jeffrey Whittle.” 2:15 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Learn to Knot Pearl Jewelry (DOC Building, Suite D) Learn how to knot pearls with local business The Pearl Girls. Registration required. 6:30–8:30 p.m. $29. CLASSES: A Course in Miracles (Body, Mind & Spirit) Learn the inner workings of a miracle. 6 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024 COMEDY: OpenTOAD Comedy Open Mic (Flicker Theatre & Bar) This comedy show allows locals to watch quality comedy or perform themselves. Email to perform. First and third Tuesday of every month! 9 p.m. $5., EVENTS: Free HIV Testing (Athens Neighborhood Health Center) Feb. 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Get a free 20-minute HIV test. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Open House (Michaels Brothers Building, 320 E. Clayton St.) See the recently restored, historical building. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Todd Kelly. 10:30 p.m. FREE!706-354-7289 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: 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: Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. 8–10 p.m. 706-353-0305 KIDSTUFF: Story Time (Oconee County Library) Stories, songs, movement and crafts for ages 2–5. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. FREE! 706769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Read to Rover (Oconee County Library) Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, nonjudgmental environment that helps kids develop their reading skills and builds confidence. Grades K-5. 3:15–4:15 p.m. FREE! 706-7693950

KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) Children ages 2–5 are invited to join in an interactive storytime. 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT: Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez (UGA Gilbert Hall, Room 303) Sandoval-Sánchez, professor of Spanish and U.S. Latino literature at Mount Holyoke College, presents “It’s a Broken Record/ Ese disco se rayó. A Latino AIDS Testimonial.” 4:30 p.m. FREE! www. PERFORMANCE: Music Therapy Musicale (UGA Robert G. Edge Recital Hall) The UGA Music Therapy Association presents performances by music therapy students. 8 p.m. FREE! THEATRE: Bray’s Plays (SeneyStovall Chapel) Watch eight short works written by local playwright and UGA lecturer John Bray. Feb. 4–9, 8 p.m. & Feb. 9, 2:30 p.m. $7 (w/ student ID), $12. www.drama. THEATRE: Million Dollar Quartet (The Classic Center) Inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins at Sun Records in Memphis, this Tony Award-winning production brings that legendary night to life with a tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits. 7:30 p.m. $30–43. 706-357-4444

Wednesday 5 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Associate curator of European art Laura Valeri leads a tour of “Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy.” 2 p.m. FREE! www. ART: Closing Reception (Highwire Lounge) Lauren Pumphrey’s paintings express an appreciation of fertility and femininity through lush floral and anamorphic figures. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8997 CLASSES: Salsa Dance Classes (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Cuban-style salsa dance classes with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday. 6:30-7:30 p.m. (intermediate), 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginners). $10 (incl. drink). www. CLASSES: Internet Skills: Smart Online Shopping (Oconee County Library) Learn how to choose online retailers, find deals, spot potential security issues and more. 3–4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 CLASSES: Adult Tumbling (Bishop Park, Athens Clarke Gymnastics Academy) For ages 15 & up. Every Wednesday through Apr. 23. 7–8:25 p.m. $10. 706-613-3589

EVENTS: Free HIV Testing (AIDS Athens) Feb. 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Get a free 20-minute HIV test. 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Doggy Happy Hour (New Earth Athens) Bring your dog and listen to live music by Ken Will Morton. 6 p.m. EVENTS: Annual College Football Signing Day (Buffalo’s Café) A beakfast menu and Bloody Marys are available. Look out for special guest appearances. 7 a.m. FREE! 706-354-6655 EVENTS: Signing Day Celebration (Blind Pig Tavern, Baldwin St. Location) Enjoy a breakfast buffet and celebrate National Signing Day. 8 a.m. GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops! 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 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) Jump on the trivia train! Win house cash prizes with host Todd Kelly. 7:30 p.m. www. GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920 GAMES: Movie Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Hosted by Jeremy Dyson. 9:30 p.m. www.facebook. com/lkshuffleclub GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Think you know it all? 8 p.m. Both locations. 706-548-3442 GAMES: Dirty Nerds Trivia (Crow’s Nest) With host Todd Kelly. 10 p.m. FREE! dirtybirdsath KIDSTUFF: Story Time (Oconee County Library) Stories, songs, movement and crafts for ages 2–5. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. FREE! 706769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) Children ages 2–5 are invited to join in an interactive storytime. 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT: Word of Mouth Poetry (The Globe) Monthly open poetry reading. This month’s featured reader is Catherine Zackgraf (a.k.a Catherine the Great). 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721 LECTURES & LIT: Book Discussion (ACC Library) Dr. P. Daniel Silk leads a discussion on Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT: Community Forum: “America’s Role in the World” (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Room 285) Since the

Mixed media art by Annette Paskiewicz is currently on display at Sips Espresso Café through February. end of the Cold War, the U.S. has become the leading world power, but there are signs that American dominance is eroding as countries like China and India grow and prosper. Part of the “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb” series. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www. LECTURES & LIT: Coffee Time with Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez (UGA Gilbert Hall, Faculty Lounge) Sandoval-Sánchez is a professor of Spanish and U.S. Latino literature at Mount Holyoke College, a cultural critic and a creative writer. 2:30–3:30 p.m. FREE! THEATRE: Bray’s Plays (SeneyStovall Chapel) See Tuesday listing for full description Feb. 4–9, 8 p.m. & Feb. 9, 2:30 p.m. $7 (w/ student ID), $12.

Thursday 6 ART: Opening Reception (Town 220) “The Work of Our Hands” includes clay sculptures by Elizabeth Collins and paintings by Margaret Warfield. This will be the Madison Artists Guild’s last XLg show at Town 220. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-342-9360 ART: Opening Reception & Artist Lecture (Circle Gallery) In “Wrack and Ruin and the Creative Response: A Cautionary Environmental Tale,” Betsy Cain explores both an artistic interpretation of and a pragmatic exercise in environmental conservation. 4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8292

ART: Opening Reception (ARTini’s Open Art Studio, Gallery & Lounge) AthensHasArt! presents “Obsessions: Artwork by Alex Lutian.” Live music by The 19th Brood. 6–8 p.m. FREE! ART: Opening Reception (Aurum Studios) “Widening the Horizon” features colorful dyed silk paintings by René Shoemaker and multimedia woven designs by Suzanne Gernandt. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706546-8826 ART: New Yorker Writer Louis Menand (Georgia Museum of Art) Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and scholar Louis Menand will speak on “The Many Lessons of Advancing American Art.” Dr. Menand has contributed to the New Yorker since 1991 and teaches English at Harvard. 6 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Scottish Country Dance Classes (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Easy-to-learn Scottish country dancing. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Every Thursday. 7–9 p.m. $3/class. EVENTS: adDRESS a Need Designer’s Challenge & Top Model (Athens Technical College) In this fashion show, outdated formal dresses are transformed into stylish gowns by local designers. Dresses are donated to girls in need and proceeds benefit Friends of Advantage. 7–9 p.m. $25.

EVENTS: Free HIV Testing (Clarke County Health Department) Feb. 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Get a free 20-minute HIV test. 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. FREE! www. FILM: Week of Soul: Dinner and a Movie (UGA Tate Student Center, Grand Hall) Eat dinner and watch a screening of The Butler. 8 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $5. www.union. FILM: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (UGA Tate Student Center) Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but instead find only sex, drugs and sleaze. Written by Roger Ebert. 8 p.m. $1–2. www. GAMES: Trivia (Amici) Every Thursday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-3530000 GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) See Tuesday listing for full description Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515 GAMES: Trivia (El Azteca) Win prizes with host Todd Kelly. 7:30–9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-2639 GAMES: Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll Trivia (The Volstead) Every Thursday! 10 p.m.–12 a.m. FREE! 706-354-5300 KIDSTUFF: Outside the Box (Lay Park) Homeschooled children explore topics like first aid, babysitting basics and healthy living. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $3–5.

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PERFORMANCE: Athens Showgirl Cabaret (Little Kings Shuffle Club) A unique drag show featuring performances by local drag artists. 10:30 p.m. $5. lkshuffleclub PERFORMANCE: UGA Choral Showcase (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) Performances by the University Chorus, Men & Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Glee Clubs and the UGA Hodgson Singers. 8 p.m. $5 (w/ UGA student ID), $10. THEATRE: The Importance of Being Earnest (Town and Gown Players) The Town & Gown Players present Oscar Wildeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous satire of the upper classes. See Calendar Pick on p. 16. Feb. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 & 13â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15, 8 p.m. Feb. 9 & 16, 2 p.m. $8-15. 706-208-8696, THEATRE: Brayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Plays (SeneyStovall Chapel) See Tuesday listing for full description Feb. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9, 8 p.m. & Feb. 9, 2:30 p.m. $7 (w/ student ID), $12.



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ART: Valentine Fun Workshop (Over the Moon Creative Possibilities) Create a Valentine gift. Materials included, but feel free to bring additional items youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to include into your project. Pre-register by Feb. 6. 10 a.m. $20. CLASSES: 10 Herbs to Know and Grow (Thrive) Patricia Kyritsi Howell leads a seminar on the cultivation and medicinal properties of 10 regional plants. Call to register. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. $60â&#x20AC;&#x201C;75. 706-8502000, EVENTS: New Town Revue (Avid Bookshop) This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s installment features readings by fiction writers Gabrielle Fuentes and Scott Daughtridge as well as live music by Melanie Morgan of Between Naybors. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Threads of Hope Kickoff Luncheon (Hope Haven) Learn more about the upcoming Threads of Hope Fashion Show. 11:30 a.m. EVENTS: Really Really Free Market (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Second Saturday of every month. 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Journey Through the Stars for Adults (Sandy Creek Nature Center) This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Animals in the Sky.â&#x20AC;? Participants will journey through the night sky and discover what animals are formed in the stars. Register by Feb. 7. 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $3. 706-613-3615 EVENTS: Brawl for a Cause (Georgia Theatre) This charity boxing event sanctioned by USA Boxing includes 12 bouts of UGA student boxers duking it out while representing their student organizations. Winners decide which charities receive funds. Followed by live music from Yacht Rock. 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. (brawl). 9 p.m. (show). $10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15 (brawl), $25 (brawl and show), $50 (VIP). EVENTS: Big Hearts (The Classic Center) Over 60 contestants will show off their talents and abilities in a fun-filled event. Followed by a banquet. Proceeds benefit Extra Special People, an organization that strives to empower children living with developmental disabilities. 3 p.m. (auction) 4 p.m. (pageant). $12.




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LECTURES & LIT: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Death, Kudzu and the Unexamined Life: The Stuff of Journalismâ&#x20AC;? (UGA Chapel) Flagpoleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s editor and copublisher Pete McCommons will give a lecture as part of the Willson Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Global Georgia Initiative series. 4 p.m. FREE! www.willson. MEETINGS: Oconee Rivers Audubon Society (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Dr. Chris Jenkins of Orianne Society will discuss the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to protect the eastern indigo snake. 7 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: ARCO Chamber Orchestra (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) This performance is comprised entirely of works by J.S. Bach, including two violin concerti featuring conductor Levon Ambartsumian with Polish guest soloist Mieczislaw Szlezer. 8 p.m. FREE! THEATRE: Brayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Plays (SeneyStovall Chapel) See Tuesday listing for full description Feb. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9, 8 p.m. & Feb. 9, 2:30 p.m. $7 (w/ student ID), $12.


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EVENTS: Healing Circle and Meditation (Body, Mind & Spirit) Held every Friday. 6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024 EVENTS: Free HIV Testing (First AME Church) Feb. 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Get a free 20-minute HIV test. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4:30 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Botanical Garden Friends First Friday (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Gather for a breakfast by Countyside Catering and find out what brings folks to the garden to visit and volunteer. RSVP by Feb. 5. 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10:30 a.m. $12. 706-542-6138 FILM: Life Itself (UGA Tate Student Center) This 2014 biographical documentary film explores the life of film critic, journalist and screenwriter Roger Ebert, based on his 2011 memoir, Life Itself. 8 p.m. $1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2. KIDSTUFF: Black History in Film (Rocksprings Community Center) Children ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;13 are invited to watch an afternoon movie highlighting the importance of AfricanAmericans in history. Followed by a group discussion. Popcorn included. 7 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (ACC Library) Watch Hayao Miyazakiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s From Up on Poppy Hill, draw, practice origami and eat Japanese snacks. For ages 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT: Literary Reading (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) The Georgia Review and The Georgia Poetry Circuit present Sandra Beasley, author of I Was the Jukebox, Theories of Falling and Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life. 7 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Oconee County Library Friends Book Sale (Oconee County Civic Center) Books, CDs and DVDs will be sold for bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Oconee County Public Library. Feb. 7, 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. (member preview night) & Feb. 8, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. LECTURES & LIT: Avid Writers Series (Avid Bookshop) With Kelly Daniels and E.G. Cunningham. 6:30 p.m. FREE!

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FILM: Monster Movie Matinee: Them! (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Room 271) The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization. Part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alert Today, Alive Tomorrowâ&#x20AC;? exhibition. 2 p.m. FREE! www.rbrl. FILM: Citizen Kane (UGA Tate Student Center) Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. $1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2. KIDSTUFF: Family Day: Modern Masterpieces (Georgia Museum of Art) Tour â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacyâ&#x20AC;? then head to the classroom to create your very own modern masterpiece. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Super Duper Story Time (reBlossom Mama Baby Shop) Miss Rachel will read books and sing songs to kids in this new story time held the second Saturday of each month. Children can wear crazy accessories from the shopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dress up closet. 12:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Valentine Fun Workshop for Kids (Over the Moon Creative Possibilities) Play and create a Valentine gift. Materials provided. 1 p.m. $20. KIDSTUFF: Second Saturday Storytime (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Hear a nature story and learn about the woods and animals. 2:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615 LECTURES & LIT: Oconee County Library Friends Book Sale (Oconee County Civic Center) See Friday listing for full description Feb. 7, 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. (member preview night) & Feb. 8, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. PERFORMANCE: Dukes of Dixieland (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) Formed in 1974, the group blows traditional jazz and Dixieland into the 21st century, fusing elements of pop, gospel and country with an authentic New Orleans sound. 8 p.m. $35-45. PERFORMANCE: Fallujah, Good! (Morton Theatre) A one-man show based on the detailed combat journal of a soldier in the 2004 Battle of Fallujah in Iraq. All proceeds go to The Wounded Warrior Project and The Fisher House, both of which help veterans who suffer from PTSD. 2 p.m. $10. SPORTS: Made in the USA 5K Run & Car Show (The Classic Center) This 5K Fun Run benefits the Wounded Warrior Project and The Fisher House. All participants receive a t-shirt, medal and free post-race Eggs & Kegs breakfast at Dirty Birds. Followed by a free car show. 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. $20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30. THEATRE: Brayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Plays (SeneyStovall Chapel) See Tuesday listing for full description Feb. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9, 8 p.m. & Feb. 9, 2:30 p.m. $7 (w/ student ID), $12. THEATRE: The Importance of Being Earnest (Town and Gown Players) See Friday listing for full description Feb. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 & 13â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15, 8 p.m. Feb. 9 & 16, 2 p.m. $8-15. 706-208-8696,

Sunday 9 ART: Spotlight Tour (Georgia Museum of Art) See highlights from the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s permanent collection on a tour led by docents. 3 p.m. FREE!

CLASSES: Color is Key: Painting with Lamar (Brick House Studio) Join Lamar Wood to explore painting techniques with an emphasis on color and play. Upcoming sessions will explore approaches to portraits and landscapes. Materials included. Held every Sunday, subject to change. 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $50â&#x20AC;&#x201C;100, 706540-4022, EVENTS: Girls Rock Athens Fundraiser (Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar) Watch Girls Rock! (screening at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.) and learn about the summer rock camp that strives to empower young female musicians (ages 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15) by helping them to develop songwriting skills and musicianship. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $5 donation. EVENTS: Alexis Ohanian (UGA Tate Student Center) The co-founder of reedit will pull material from UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s subreddit for his keynote speech. Hosted by Thinc. at UGA, an initiative that promotes entrepreneurship. See Calendar Pick on p. 16. 6 p.m. FREE! FILM: La Dolce Vita (UGA Tate Student Center) This 1960 comedydrama film follows Marcello Rubini, a journalist writing for gossip magazines, over seven days and nights on his journey through the â&#x20AC;&#x153;sweet lifeâ&#x20AC;? of Rome in a fruitless search for love and happiness. 3 p.m., 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. $1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2. GAMES: Trivia (Buffaloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ) Hosted by Chris Brewer. 7 p.m. GAMES: Trivia (The Capital Room) Hosted by Evan Delany. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Amici) Test your skills. 9 p.m. 706-353-0000 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. 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 MEETINGS: Scleroderma Patient Support Group (East Athens Community Center) This group is affiliated with the Georgia Chapter of the National Scleroderma Foundation. The goal of the group is to provide information and support to patients, their families, friends and caregivers in a positive environment. 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. THEATRE: Brayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Plays (SeneyStovall Chapel) See Tuesday listing for full description Feb. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9, 8 p.m. & Feb. 9, 2:30 p.m. $7 (w/ student ID), $12. THEATRE: The Importance of Being Earnest (Town and Gown Players) See Friday listing for full description Feb. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 & 13â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15, 8 p.m. Feb. 9 & 16, 2 p.m. $8-15. 706-208-8696,

Monday 10 EVENTS: Bulldog Basketball and Burgers (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hear a live broadcast of UGA basketball coach Mark Foxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s call-in radio show. 7 p.m. www. EVENTS: Clarke County School District Open House (All Clarke County Schools) CCDS is hosting their first-ever districtwide Open House. 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: AARP Tax Assistance (Oconee County Library) AARP volunteers will assist individuals of all ages with their tax preparation. This free service is provided on a firstcome, first-served basis. 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 FILM: Maximum Tolerated Dose (Miller Learning Center, Room 148) This documentary takes a look

inside modern animal experimentation with the animals who lived through it and the scientists and lab technicians whose ethics demanded they walk away. Part of the Animal Voices Film Festival sponsored by Speak Out for Species. 7:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Highwire Lounge) Athens’ toughest trivia. $100 grand prize! 8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8997 GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Team trivia contests. 8 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Open Chess Play for Teens (ACC Library) Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players. For ages 10–18. Registration required. 4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

Tuesday 11 CLASSES: Knitting Classes (Community) Beginners will learn the basics of casting on, the knit stitch and binding it off. The second installment of this course will be held Feb. 18. 6:30 p.m. $40. CLASSES: Starting a Small Farm Business (Oconee County Extension Office, Watkinsville) This program provides farmers with info on business aspects of operating a farm. Register by Feb. 7. 6–9 p.m. $30. 706-542-7436, CLASSES: A Course in Miracles (Body, Mind & Spirit) Learn the inner workings of a miracle. 6 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024 GAMES: Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. 8–10 p.m. 706-353-0305 GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Todd Kelly. 10:30 p.m. FREE!706-354-7289 GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515 GAMES: Movie Quotes Trivia (Max) With host Cora Jane. 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! LECTURES & LIT: Buying and Selling on eBay (Rocksprings Community Center) Learn about listing your items, marketing strategies, payment options, responding to interested buyers and setting safety precautions. 10 a.m. $5. LECTURES & LIT: “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys” (Oconee County Library) Dr. Douglas Ealey, a sociology professor at the University of North Georgia, speaks on Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan A.C. Brown. 6:30 p.m. 706-769-3950 LECTURES & LIT: Peabody Decades: America in the 1980s (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) See clips from “Cheers,” “Hill Street Blues,” “Motown Returns to the Apollo” and more. 7 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: African American Authors Book Club (ACC Library) This month’s title is Don’t Play in the Sun: One Woman’s Journey Through the Color Complex by Marita Golden. 5 p.m. FREE!

PERFORMANCE: Joshua Bell Violin Performance (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) Bell’s Athens recital will include Bach’s “Chaconne” from Partita No. 2, Stravinsky’s “Divertimento” and other works accompanied by British pianist Sam Haywood. 8 p.m. $49-69.

Wednesday 12 ART: Artful Conversation (Georgia Museum of Art) Carissa DiCindio leads an in-depth discussion of F. Luis Mora’s painting, “Tale of Cinderella.” 2 p.m. FREE! www. ART: Gallery Tour (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) Lizzie Zucker Saltz, ATHICA Director Emeritus and curator, will lead a tour of “The Third Act: Contemplating Aging.” 2 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Adult Tumbling (Bishop Park, Athens Clarke Gymnastics Academy) For ages 15 & up. Every Wednesday through Apr. 23. 7–8:25 p.m. $10. 706-613-3589 CLASSES: Digital Public Library of America Class (ACC Library) Greer Martin presents “A New Tool in Your Toolbox: Using the Digital Public Library of America to Discover Local and Family History.” 6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens CLASSES: Salsa Dance Classes (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Cuban-style salsa dance classes with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday. 6:30-7:30 p.m. (intermediate), 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginners). $10 (incl. drink). www. FILM: Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Room 271) An insane general starts a process leading to certain nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. Part of the “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow” series. 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops! 9 p.m. 706-546-1102 GAMES: Dirty Nerds Trivia (Crow’s Nest) With host Todd Kelly. 10 p.m. 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) Jump on the trivia train! 7:30 p.m. GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Think you know it all? 8 p.m. Both locations. 706-548-3442 KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (Oconee County Library) Watch some anime, listen to J-Pop music, eat snacks and share fan art. Ages 13–18. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 LECTURES & LIT: Panel Discussion: “Nuclear Threats Then & Now” (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Room 271) This panel discussion will focus on American attitudes toward nuclear culture in the wake of the 1945 atomic bomb blasts and draw comparisons and contrasts to the current state of nuclear threats worldwide. 5:30 p.m. FREE! k continued on next page




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LECTURES & LIT: Affordable Health Care Act Seminar (ACC Library) Cassandra Hunter discusses how to apply for health care coverage through the Affordable Health Care Act and 10 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 THEATRE: The Vagina Monologues (UGA Chapel) This play includes monologues from many different women. Proceeds benefit Project Safe. Feb. 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15, 8 p.m. $15.

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www. MIPSO Fun folk and Americana from Chapel Hill, NC. MARK CUNNINGHAM & THE NATIONALS Local songwriter Cunningham is backed by a group of talented musicians. New Earth Athens Project Safe Benefit. 8 p.m. CARL LINDBERG & KYSHONA ARMSTRONG Local Latin jazz bassist and soulful singer-songwriter perform a collaborative set. Every Tuesday! GRO/CONSCIOUS Members of Latinjazz group Grogus and dub-reggae ensemble DubConscious team up. Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s showcase featuring Michael Sessoms, Brian Dinizio and Hill Roberts.

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Caledonia Lounge 8:30 p.m. FREE! (21+), $2 (18-20). DANA SWIMMER A garage rock montage with soulful undertones. WANDERWILD Project led by local songwriter Matt Martin. FAYE WEBSTER Folk singer-songwriter from Atlanta. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southerninspired rock tunes. CHAMBER CHANCHERS Featuring Luca Lombardi on double bass, Serena Scibelli on violin, Jeremy Raj on sitar and guitar and Philip Mayer on Middle Eastern percussion, playing music from around the world. 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $11 (adv.), $13 (door). MAN MAN Critically acclaimed experimental rock band from Philadelphia. See Calendar Pick on p. 16. XENIA RUBINOS Latin-pop artist from Brooklyn, NY. Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $20. JAKE SHIMABUKURO World-class ukulele master who has performed around the globe, captivating audiences with his passionate style. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 MANNY AND THE DEEPTHROATS Local experimental sound/video artist Manny Lage explores concepts in performative culture. HANNAH AND HER SISTERS No info available. KUSA 87 Experimental band featuring members of RITVALS and Magd. GOO MAN BAND With members of The Rodney Kings and Sad Dads. Green Room 11 p.m. SAM LEWIS Bluesy, Nashville-based singer-songwriter. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. ISLAND FAR AWAY Local indie-pop. SOUTH RAIL Americana outfit based in Washington, D.C. RYE Brothers David and Jonathan Fallis, Cousin Brian Stewart, and Craig Dye form this local rock band.

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. Porterhouse Grill 7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key. Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! BRYAN BIELANSKI The frontman for Charlotte, NC band Angwish pays a set of punky folk tunes.

Thursday 6 Boarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Lounge 10 p.m. 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singersongwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a â&#x20AC;&#x153;mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, traveldriven lyrics.â&#x20AC;? Celebrating one year of Thursday night shows! HUMBLE CRUMB New local power trio plays eclectic yet groovy partyfriendly rock and roll covers ranging from the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s to present-day. SOUTHERN BRED COMPANY An alternative blues and funk-based folk-rock group. SPACE MAMA A Santana reincarnate jam band from outer space, devoted to harmonies and heavy gain. Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;20). www. JUCIFER Sludge-metal husband-andwife duo that began in Athens and now tour almost constantly, living out of their tour vehicle. See story on p. 13. HOT BREATH Long-running local thrash/punk/metal trio. MANGER Speed thrash metal â&#x20AC;&#x153;with a dash of Satan.â&#x20AC;? The band harks back to the days of NWOBHM: ripping solos and screeching vocals. Dirty Birds 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7050 BLESS THE MIC Open mic and karaoke night. Every Thursday!

Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday!

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com HISTORIC SUNSETS New local experimental rock band. JOHN LAWSON Atlanta-based musician. SMALL SCIENCE No info available. TRANSVAGINAL ULTRASOUND Uh, no info available.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $10. www.meltingpointathens. com BIG SANDY AND HIS FLY-RITE BOYS Long-running westernswing/country-boogie band from California.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5. 3 & 20 Country from Loganville, GA. DERRICK DORSEY BAND Countryrock band from South Carolina. ASHLEY STRICKLAND New country artist from Georgia.

New Earth Athens Doggy Happy Hour. 6 p.m. $5 ($10 per family). www.newearthmusichall. com KEN WILL MORTON With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton trudges through Americanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roots with rock and roll swagger and a folksingerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart. 8 p.m. BAXTER AND THE BASICS Local folk-inspired indie rock band that borrows from the fuzz of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s alternative. CD release show! WAYFARER STATE Trey Yip travels the world playing narrative-driven folk and blues tunes.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $7. JGBCB Members of Sweet Knievel and friends pay tribute to â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of the greatest bands of all time, The Jerry Garcia Band.â&#x20AC;? LAZY LOCOMOTIVE Group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice Box and High Strung String 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.

Green Room 8 p.m. $3 (20+), $5 (18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;19). www. W.B. GIVENS Nashville-based singer-songwriter pulling from rootsy Americana, blues and folk music. WESLEY COOK Upbeat Athens-based songwriter with a knack for both melody and rhythm. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg, Seth Hendershot and Jason Fuller. The Melting Point 7:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www. JOE PUG Chicago based country-folk singer-songwriter who has a modern take on the style that Bob Dylan and John Prine made famous. DAVID RAMIREZ Singer-songwriter influenced by Bob Dylan. New Earth Athens 9 p.m. FREE! www.newearthmusichall. com DELTA CANE Augusta-based fivepiece acoustic band. Normaltown Hall 8 p.m. $5. NormaltownHall TIA MADRE Band fronted by Walker Howle of Dead Confederate, featuring Matt Stoessel, Ivey Hughes, Paul McHugh and Bryan Howard. OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham. BLOOD LIGHT Members of local psych-pop band Blue Blood perform a stripped down set. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 THE MOBROS Vintage-sounding mix of blues, soul, funk and Latin music from Camden, SC. See Calendar Pick on p. 16. The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 CARLA LEFEVERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LOUNGE LIZARD JAM PARTY An open full-rock jam. P.A., drums, bass rig, keyboards and guitar amps set up and ready to go. Please bring your guitars and sticks. Every Thursday! Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee & Pub 9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1433 KARAOKE Every Thursday! The World Famous 10 p.m. $5. FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his simple, plucked country songs.

Friday 7 Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;20). www. POWERLOAD AC/DC cover band that delivers a rock and roll kick in each song. NAIRVANA Nirvana cover band with members of The Powder Room. Cutters Pub 10 p.m. 706-353-9800 DJ MOB KNARLY Local DJ spins a set of party tunes. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $3. www.flickertheatreandbar. com TIMMY & THE TUMBLERS Tim Schreiber (Dark Meat, The LickitySplits) howls and spasms and

literally tumbles over garage-y rock anthems and retro-inspired pop. NICHOLAS MALLIS Mallis, of Sam Sniper and Yo Soybean, strikes out on his own with â&#x20AC;&#x153;a cross between David Bowie, The Ventures, and a little bit of Neil Diamond.â&#x20AC;? CLOSE TALKER Four-piece pop-punk band from Richmond, VA. 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $20. THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT Orchestral-flavored indie rock band from Los Angeles. KONGOS Arizona-based band of four brothers, sons of South African/ British singer-songwriter John Kongos. Georgia Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884 JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be joined by fiddler Adam Poulin. 11 p.m. 706-546-9884 JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20. JJ GREY & MOFRO Acclaimed blues/Southern rock act from Jacksonville, FL. NICKI BLUHM AND THE GRAMBLERS Rocking, soulful country band from San Francisco. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 ANTLERED AUNTLORD Fuzz-pop guitar/drums project of local songwriter Jesse Stinnard. BRAIN PAINT North Carolina-based lo-fi psych-rock band. DRIPPY INPUTS Experimental electronic outfit from North Carolina. GINKO Edgar Lopezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fuzzy hip hop project. DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s pop/soul and punk rock. Green Room 9 p.m. $5. THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals. BLAIR CRIMMINS AND THE HOOKERS Atlanta-based ragtime/ Dixieland jazz revival outfit. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. RALPH RODDENBERRY Eclectic Southern blues-rock artist. Max 9 p.m. 706-254-3392 KARBOMB High-speed local punk. HARSH WORDS Local hardcore band featuring members of Gripe and Shaved Christ. FULL MEASURES Four-piece hardcore band from Atlanta. CAPITAL WILL New local quintet founded in hardcore punk but with strong metal influences. The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv)., $13 (door). www. ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency. This show is in honor of the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania, and the band will perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Beatles 1962-1966â&#x20AC;? in its entirety. New Earth Athens 8 p.m. $15. TURQUOISE JEEP Hip hop collective and viral sensation known for the 2010 hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lemme Smang It.â&#x20AC;? See story on p. 15.

YIP DECEIVER An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro from right here in Athens. KOSHA DILLZ This Los Angelesbased MC raps in English, Hebrew and Spanish. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 DONNIE DIES Jammy rock band from Boone, NC. Pizza Hut 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0888 (Baxter Street location) BLUEGRASS RAMBLE AND JAM Some of North Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest bluegrass pickers team up for an open set. Attendees are welcome to join. VFW 8 p.m. $8. 706-543-5940 COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE Dance to some country and western music provided by a live band.

Saturday 8 Avid Bookshop New Town Revue. 6:30 p.m. FREE! MELANIE MORGAN The Between Naybors songwriter performs a set of solo folk material. Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. EASTER ISLAND Lush, post-rock influenced shoegaze with tender harmonies and shimmering guitars. See story on p. 14. BROTHERS Swirling, folky tunes that are rich with strings, twisted overdubs and haunting vocals. SEHRMANN New local band playing a fusion of pop, grunge and psychedelic rock. Cutters Pub 10 p.m. 706-353-9800 TALKINGTO Local â&#x20AC;&#x153;sexy Motown funk-popâ&#x20AC;? band. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com GIANT GIANTS Percussive, lo-fi electronic act from Asheville, NC. LAVENDER HOLYFIELD New solo project from musician Charlie Key. WOWSER BOWSER Electro/dancerock band from Atlanta. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. YACHT ROCK REVUE The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s lightrock tribute band performs a highoctane set of cover songs. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJ MAHOGANY Freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves. Green Room 9 p.m. CHARLIE AND THE FOXTROTS Folk-pop band from Nashville, TN. SMOOTH HOUND SMITH Footstompinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; folk-blues duo comprised of Zack Smith and Caitlin Doyle. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee. com COLONEL BRUCE HAMPTON Eccentric and legendary Georgiabased performer. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! lkshuffleclub HEATHER AND WHOEVER No info available.

BLUE STOCKINGS Long-running local alternative-pop trio. RANCH Local, darkly tinged cowboycountry band. The Melting Point 1 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (kids). www. ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band. This show is a kid-friendly outing, featuring songs like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Octopusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Garden,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yellow Submarineâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.â&#x20AC;? 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www. SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band. Morton Theatre Wounded Warrior Project Benefit. 7 p.m. $10. FLOW MOTION Classic rock covers. HALF STITCHED Local acoustic/ Southern rock band. New Earth Athens 8 p.m. $8. www.newearthmusichall. com K THEORY Electronic/hip hop trio from San Francisco. FLASHBOMB Local artist spinning EDM, trap and dubstep. SKYMATIC Electronic hip hop project based in Atlanta. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 THE ENDS Funky rock band from Burlington, NC. Sundown Saloon 9 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1177 KARAOKE With your host Lynn.

Sunday 9 Pizza Hut 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. FREE! (Baxter Street location) KARAOKE Choose from over 13,000 songs with host Kevin Cody. The World Famous Beers! Bands! Brunch! 12:30 p.m. FREE! www.theworldfamousathens. com RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Led by songwriter Ruby Kendrick, this local group plays intricate, slightly experimental pop-folk.

Monday 10 Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 GREAT VALLEY Experimental lo-fi pop group from Brattleboro, VT. HALF ACID Greg Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell experiments with synths and talk boxes. FREE HAND Charlie Key and John Fernandes play an improv-heavy set. CO CO RI CO Energetic local art-rock. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Every Monday. The Melting Point 8 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens. com SWEETHEART DUETS HOOT This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s showcase features musical couples including Pamela & Scott Baxendale, Sayward & John Evans, Katherine Ann & Charles Jordan, Corbin & Tom Baker, Ansley Stewart & Adam Payne, Mary & Dick Daniels, Amy Andrews & Catherine Backus, LeeAnn Peppers & Cortez Garza and Emily McCannon & Matt Joiner. Susan Staley and

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Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 ADAM POULIN & FRIENDS The local fiddler leads a groove session.

Tuesday 11 Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $10. CAVEMAN â&#x20AC;&#x153;Five-man vibe collectiveâ&#x20AC;? from New York City. ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR Folkinfluenced rock from Deland, FL gaining national attention. HEAVEN Shoegaze-inspired band featuring members of The Comas, Dean & Britta and Swervedriver. Go Bar 11 p.m. 706-546-5609 STEVEN TRIMMER Trimmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songwriting falls in line with Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; psych-pop history. STEPHEN STEINBRINK Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and visual artist from Olympia, WA. The Melting Point 7 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens. com DREW KOHL Singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music. HANNAH ZALE Vocalist for Boomfox performs a solo set.

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Boarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES SINGERSONGWRITER SHOWCASE Rock out every Wednesday at this open mic. Contact louisphillippelot@ for booking. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. COLE SWINDELL Groove-laden country singer-singwriter. Green Room 9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www. MARCO BENEVENTO Textured sonic explosion from the pianist and songwriter. OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg, Seth Hendershot and Jason Fuller. Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 JIVE MOTHER MARY See Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s listing for description The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Porterhouse Grill 7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT An evening of original music, improv and standards.


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ART Artist Models (Lyndon House Arts Center) Seeking models for fully clothed and paid art classes. Must be able to hold poses for 15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30 minutes at a time. Classes meet Thursdays through Feb. 13, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:30 p.m. 706-613-3623, ext. 225 Call for Artists (Athens, GA) An upcoming festival is seeking outsider artists, junk collectors, street performers, avant-garde bands and musicians, handmade folk instruments and circuit bending enthusiasts, and any other sort of creative weirdos around town. Deadline Mar. 1. Email for details. blankbooking@ Call for Artists (OCAF, Watkinsville) Seeking submissions for the 19th annual Southworks Juried Art Exhibition, held Apr. 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 16. Visit website for application and to submit images. Cash prizes will be awarded to top pieces. Deadline Feb. 14. $25-35. www. Call for Artists for Springtacular (660 N. Chase St.) Indie South Fair is seeking artists and makers of all kinds, fine, folk and craft. Two booth sizes are now available. Apply online. Deadline Mar. 10. Market on May 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4. Human Rights Festival Logo Contest (Athens, GA) The Athens Human Rights Festival is seeking logo submissions for use on T-shirts, the newspaper and the stage backdrop. Logos must say 36th Annual Human Rights Festival, May 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 and Athens, GA. Email for details. Deadline Mar. 7. tshirtjeffh@ International Artist Workshops (Lyndon House

Arts Center) In â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Drama of the Figure,â&#x20AC;? American Academy of Art graduate Kevin Beilfuss will explore color, lighting and symbolism in drawing and painting. Mar. 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $625. In â&#x20AC;&#x153;Water Color Workshop: Painting Flowers Loose, Fresh and Easy,â&#x20AC;? Pat Fiorello will share techniques on color, composition, brush strokes and the varied characteristics of watercolor. Mar. 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;22, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $575. Workshops include breakfast, lunch and art excursions. Call to reserve a spot. 706-613-3623, ext. 225 Seeking Vendors for Handmade Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Market (Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2) Indie South Fair seeks artists and craft vendors for a Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day handmade market. Apply online. Deadline Feb. 5. Spring Art Classes (Lyndon House Arts Center) An array of classes for both children and adults include leathercraft, drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, printmaking, stained glass and more. Visit the website for full descriptions of the courses. Registration begins Feb. 1. 706-613-3623, www.athens

AUDITIONS Oklahoma! (Athens Community Theater) Acoustic Oklahoma! revitalizes musical theatre with a fresh orchestration requiring no electronic amplification. All ages and skill levels needed. Prepare one 30-second to a minute long vocal piece you feel comfortable singing a cappella. Auditions on Feb. 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11, 7 p.m. Performance dates Apr. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 & Apr. 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;13.,

CLASSES 2014 Athens Small Business Summit (The Classic Center) The summit is an all-day event for businesses of all sizes and stages of development. It includes educational breakout sessions, resources, experienced speakers and networking opportunities. Register by Apr. 15. Discounts will be given for early registration. Summit on Apr. 24. $79â&#x20AC;&#x201C;129. Beginning Bridge Classes (Athens Bridge Center) Playing bridge is the ultimate brain workout. Mondays through Feb. 24, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $25 (students), $50. 706-318-9681 Bikram Hot Yoga (Bikram Yoga Athens) Classes in hot yoga are offered seven days a week. Beginners welcome. Student discounts available. 706-353-9642, DANCE CLASSES (Dancefx) Classes offered in salsa, creative movement, ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, breakdance, acrobatics, cheer dance and more. Scholarships available. Register online. 706-355-3078, Gentle Chair Yoga (Healing Arts Centre) This chair based class provides access to the postures in a way that lets the body to relax into them, allowing muscles to soften and elongate. Every Wednesday, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. 706-613-1143, www.healingarts Letterpress & More (Smokey Road Press) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Valentine Printing Workshop.â&#x20AC;? Feb. 7, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $85. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cross Structure Binding.â&#x20AC;? Feb. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $170. â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Evening of Paper and Pork.â&#x20AC;? Feb. 18 or Feb. 21, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $95. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Longstitch Binding.â&#x20AC;? Feb. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;23, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4


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Dyed silks by RenĂŠ Shoemaker are featured in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Widening the Horizon,â&#x20AC;? which also includes pieces by textile artist Suzanne Gernandt. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 6 from 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. at Aurum Studios. p.m. $180. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Introduction to Letterpress Printing.â&#x20AC;? Mar. 27â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 15, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $295. Printmaking Workshops (Double Dutch Press) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monotype (Paper Relief.â&#x20AC;? Feb 6 & 13, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $75. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tea Towels: One Color Screenprinting.â&#x20AC;? Feb. 8, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. $50. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Custom Stationery: Multicolor Screenprinting.â&#x20AC;? Feb. 19 & 26, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $60. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Fun: Monotypes!â&#x20AC;? Feb. 22, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. $40. Check website for full descriptions and to register. YOGA & MEDITATION (Rubber Soul Yoga) Ongoing classes in Kundalini, Hatha and restorative yoga as well as guided meditation. The Athens Zen Group, which includes Dharma talks concerning Zen Buddhism, meets every Sunday morning. Check website for schedule. Donation based., Yoga Classes (Healing Arts Centre) Several types of ongoing classes are offered for all levels, including Hatha, restorative, Vinyasa, Tai Chi and meditation. Visit website for details. 706-6131143, Yoga Classes at New Earth (New Earth Athens) Daily yoga for all levels. Qigong classes for all ages are held every Tuesday, 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15 requested donation. Check website for daily schedule. www. calendar.html, newearthyoga

HELP OUT 2nd Annual Celebrity Cake Bake (ACC Library) The Miss Marigold Scholarship Pageant is seeking celebrity cake bakers in several categories: politics, first responders, educators, radio personalities, etc. The cake that brings in the most money in each category will win a plaque. The cake you bake must be in a give-away container. All cakes must be at the library by Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m. 706-372-1236 American Veterans (Athens, GA) Drive VA furnished vehicles to transport vets living with dis-

abilities to local clinics and Augusta hospitals. Weekdays, 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m., once or twice a month. Call Roger, 706-202-0587 Call for Volunteers (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Seeking a few volunteers to assist with dayto-day tasks. If interested, fill out a volunteer application at the front desk. Ages 13 & up are eligible. Donate Blood Give the gift of blood! Check website for donor locations. Red Cross also seeks volunteers for the Athens and Gainesville Donor Centers and at mobile blood drives in 29 counties. 1-800-RED CROSS, kathy.pollock@redcross. org, Free IT (Free IT Athens) Volunteers wanted to refurbish and recycle computers. Free IT Athens provides technology resources to Athens residents and organizations. No experience necessary, but first-timers should come to an orientation. HandsOn Northeast Georgia (Athens, GA) HandsOn NEGA is a project of Community Connection of Northeast Georgia that assists volunteers in finding flexible service opportunities at various organizations. Over 130 local agencies seek help with ongoing projects and special short-term events. Visit the website for a calendar and to register. Seeking Volunteers & Interns (Athens, GA) Indie South Fair is seeking people to help out with upcoming artist markets. Positions include a street team for fliers, social media, graphic design, writing and photography. Email for details.

KIDSTUFF Baton (Bishop Park) The Classic City Majorettes offer instruction in dance-twirling, strutting, marching technique and more. For ages 5 & up. Tuesdays, Mar. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 13, 5:45â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7:45 p.m. $65â&#x20AC;&#x201C;80. 706-613-3589 Craft Classes (Treehouse Kid and Craft) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Baby Sensory Classâ&#x20AC;? for ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;24 months (Wednesdays,

10 a.m. & Saturdays, 11 a.m.), â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Craftâ&#x20AC;? for ages 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 (Thursdays & Saturdays, 10 a.m.), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Craft Clubâ&#x20AC;? for ages 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 (Thursdays, 4 p.m.), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Craft Clubâ&#x20AC;? for ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 (Wednesdays, 4 p.m.), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Crafterdaysâ&#x20AC;? for ages 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 (Saturdays, 12 p.m.). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Craft Inc.â&#x20AC;? for ages 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;14 (Fridays, 4:30 p.m.). $10/class. www.treehouse Day Off School Program: Fit & Fun (East Athens Community Center) Learn ways to be healthy and fit. For ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. Bring a sack lunch. Registration is required by Feb. 10. Feb. 17, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $15. 706-613-3593 Knitting Classes (Treehouse Kid and Craft) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do It Together Knittingâ&#x20AC;? for children ages 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 and a parent. Feb. 15 & 22, 1:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. $50. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do It Together Sewingâ&#x20AC;? for ages 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. Sundays, Feb. 15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Mar. 9, 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. $90.

SUPPORT Alanon (540 Prince Ave.) Alanon: a 12 step recovery program for those affected by someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drinking. Tuesdays, 7:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. FREE! 478-955-3422 Alcoholics Anonymous (Athens, GA) If you want to drink, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. 706-389-4164, Bi Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Group (Body, Mind & Spirit) This group helps address specific issues that bisexual men may deal with in their lives. Mondays, 6 p.m. $10. 706351-6024 Domestic Violence Support Group (Athens, GA) Support, healing and dinner for survivors of domestic violence. Tuesdays, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., in Clarke County. First and Third Mondays, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., in Madison County. Child care provided. 706-543-3331 (hotline), 706-613-3357, ext. 771 Project Safe 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), 706613-3357, ext. 771 Reiki (Athens Regional Medical Center, Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support) Experience the healing energy of Reiki, an ancient form of healing touch used for stress reduction and relaxation. For cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Call for an appointment. Individual sessions held every Wednesday, 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. FREE! 706-475-4900

ON THE STREET CCCF Scholarships (The Classic Center) The Classic Center Cultural

Foundation is offering performing arts scholarships for high school students. Deadline Mar. 7. Visit website for application, eligibility requirements and audition information. First Person Project (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) What makes you feel safe and secure? What stories from childhood or adulthood best describe your fears—how you’ve confronted them and how they’ve shaped you? How do these stories of security and fear intertwine? Six sets of partners will be accepted for an audio recording and photo session to be archived by The Russell Library. Mar. 7, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (1 hour sessions). $10

ART AROUND TOWN AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Susan Pelham’s collages are inspired by the Magic Realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and based on ideas from children’s literature, camp songs and poetry. Through February. 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.) “Obsessions: Artwork by Alex Lutian.” Opening reception Feb. 6. Through February. ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) “Watercolor in the Lives of 10 Women” includes works by Rosie Coleman, Jacqueline Dorsey, Judith DeJoy, Leigh Ellis, Kie Johnson, Cindy Malota, Zee Nagao, Rosemary Segreti, Karen Sturm and Viviane Van Giesen. Through Apr. 16. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “The Third Act: Contemplating Aging,” curated by ATHICA Director Emeritus Lizzie Zucker Saltz, focuses on aspects of contemporary aging through the works of nine artists. Closing reception Mar. 2. AURUM STUDIOS (125 E. Clayton St.) “Widening the Horizon” includes expressionistic multimedia woven designs by Suzanne Gernandt and colorful silk paintings inspired by France by René Shoemaker. Reception Feb. 6. Through February. THE BRANDED BUTCHER (225 N. Lumpkin St.) Paintings and drawings by Sanithna Phansavanh. • Paintings by Lela Burnett. DONDERO’S KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Paintings by June Ball. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Watercolors by Sue Grilli. Through Mar. 3. FARMINGTON DEPOT GALLERY (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 14 artists, the gallery exhibits paintings, sculpture, folk art, and more. Permanent collection artists include Leigh Ellis, Matt Alston, Michael Pierce, Peter Loose and more. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Panhandle Slim. Through February. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) In the Gallery, “Wonderland” features works by Sean Abrahams, Nina Barnes, Michele Chidster, Eleanor Davis, Ann Marie Manker, Jiha Moon and Cobra McVey. Through Mar. 23. • In the GlassCube, a site specific installation by Liselott Johnsson called “Hello Polly! This is Your Nine O’Clock Wake Up Call!” Through Mar. 23. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “It’s Not Polite to Stare,” three short pieces of video art themed on voyeurism. Through Mar. 20. • “John Greenman Photographs.” Through Mar. 30. • “The Silent Cities of Peru: Archaeological Photographs by Fernando La Rosa.” Through Mar. 30. • “Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy.” Through Apr. 20. • “Rugs of the Caucasus.” Through Apr. 27. • “Selections in the Decorative Arts.” Through June 29. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Painted figurines by David Barnes. Through Feb. 15. HEIRLOOM CAFE AND FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Artwork by Leslie Moody. Through February. HENDERSHOT’S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) In “The Space Between Us,” Melody Croft paints oil

suggested donation. 706-542-5788, Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Participants of all ages can count birds and create a real-time snapshot of where birds are across the continent. Feb. 14–18. FREE! 706-613-3615, www.athensclarke Thrift Sale Drop Off (OCAF, Watkinsville) Donations for OCAF’s annual thrift sale can be dropped off every Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., until Mar. 7. Accepted items include furniture, antiques, vehicles, electronics, appliances, books, toys, clothing, etc. Donations from the sale benefit OCAF. Call to schedule pickup. 706769-4565, f

portraits that incorporate poetry using newspaper and magazine letters. Through February. HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) Lauren Pumphrey’s artwork aims to express appreciation for fertility and femininity through lush floral and anamorphic figures. Closing reception Feb. 5. KRIMSON KAFE (40 Greensboro Hwy., Watkinsville) “Don’t Look at This Art” includes deeply layered and textured folk art by Mike Davis. Through February. LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) In the Orbit Galleries, a “Student Juried Show.” Through Feb. 10. • In Gallery 307, “Regina Rex: New Threads” includes works by 12 members of a Brooklyn artistrun gallery space. Through Mar. 3. • In Gallery 101, “Rachel Cox: Some Points” exhibits a body of work developed by post-MFA photography graduate and fellow Cox. Through Mar. 6. LOFT GALLERY AT CHOPS & HOPS (2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) Artwork by Alea Hurst. Through February. MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 Hwy. 98 W., Danielsville) Mixed media constructions by Ron Moran. Through February. MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “Georgia and Beyond: Southern Self-taught Art, Past and Present” highlights vernacular artists including Howard Finster, St. EOM and Thorton Dial. Through Apr. 13. 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.) “Woodland Getaway” is a woodland-themed show featuring works by Hagar Ben Yishay, Dena Zilber, Missy Kulik, Emily Lyon, Sara Lee Parker, Simon Hunt, Chris Bradley and others. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) Photography by Barbara Holder. Through February. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) “It’s Who We Are: A Black History Month Exhibit.” Through Feb. 21. REPUBLIC SALON (312 E. Broad St.) The paintings of Cody Murray explore the duality of man. RICHARD B. RUSSELL LIBRARY FOR POLITICAL RESEARCH AND STUDIES (UGA Library) “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb” includes 75 original objects from the atomic era. Through Mar. 14. SEWCIAL STUDIO (160 Tracy St.) Hand-dyed art quilts by Anita Heady and rust and over-dyed fabric on canvas by Bill Heady. SIPS (1390 Prince Ave.) Paintings incorporating found objects by Annette Paskiewicz. Through February. STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 Milledge Ave.) Artwork by the Athens Plein Air Artists. Through Mar. 2. TECH STOP COMPUTERS (3690 Atlanta Hwy.) Abstract acrylic paintings and works made from reused and found materials by Frances Jemini. Through July. TOWN 220 (220 W. Washington St., Madison) The Madison Artists Guild presents “The Work of Our Hands,” featuring artwork by Elizabeth Collins and Margaret Warfield. Opening reception Feb. 6. Through Mar. 29. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) “Goddess Art,” an allfemale artist show, ranges from pottery, fabric, paintings, photography and more. Through March. THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy, Watkinsville) “Imago Mundi: Paintings by Jeffrey Whittle.” Through Feb. 12.

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Unless you have a crystal ball or a time machine, there’s no way to know with certainty whether taking this job is a good long-term move. (And if you have either of those things, we could put them to much better use than scoping out how this Phase I: Reduce. This is the most important phase, In. job ends up. Call me.) But that’s OK, because there aren’t many Buying storage containers and organizers is a seductive idea, things about your future life that you can know for certain, so but if you go that route, you’ll end up with the same amount you just have to make some educated guesses, point yourself of junk, just rearranged. Let’s get rid of some stuff first. The in the correct general direction and take aim here is to keep only things that add some reasonable risks. value to your life and that can only add You don’t seem to find either job very that value if you own them. compelling. Listen again to what you said: Put your hands on 10 things in your My current job is “decent” and occasionally room you haven’t used or worn in the past six months. I promise you can find them. intersects with the field I’m truly interested Donate them. Now put your hands on 10 in. I want you to want more for yourself. If more things that are just flat-out garbage. you graduated from college five years ago, you have a lot of working years left. You Throw them away. No item, including furniture, has immunity during this phase. need better than decent and better than Next, put your hands on 10 items that occasionally related to your field. you’re holding onto because they require It’s time to explore your options in a some kind of action—an unpaid bill, a shirt narrower and more intentional way. You you need to return to the store, a book want a job that comprises the right posiyou borrowed from a friend, etc. Do whattion, the right field and real potential to ever action is required. Do not plan to do be part of your long term career. To find (or it later. You’re getting rid of physical and create) that job, you need to be discerning, mental clutter. selective and deliberate. Really selective Phase II: Restructure. Now that you’ve and really deliberate. You can afford to do pared down your things, the goal in this this, because you have a job right now, so phase is to restructure your storage plan you’re not desperate for work. What you Please send your questions to to keep all horizontal surfaces clear. This can’t afford to do is stay exactly where you or means the floor, the desk, the bed and the are and only consider things that pop up in top of your dresser. This can be tricky in a front of you. You need to chart a path for small space, but I have a lot of confidence yourself and move yourself forward on it. in you. Use vertical space. Hang everything you can—lots of Here’s one possible path: You stay where you are, learn as hooks and a minimum number of shelves. much as you can at your current job and you focus for right You must keep the floor completely clear. This means you now on making a serious niche for yourself as the PR person need to find a permanent space for your ab ball, your free for environmental groups. No green group wants to work with anyone else. You’re able to work exclusively with environmental weights and your cardboard cutout of Chipper Jones, assuming they survived Phase I. Actually, if you still have Chipper, revisit clients. Phase I, please. Best of luck. P.S. Take it easy calling writing “a step back.” I’m assuming you already make your bed every day. This is the single most important thing you can do to make your room feel better. If I were leaving my house because it was on fire, Two years ago, unbeknownst to me at the time, my sister and I’d make the bed on my way out. I both went off the pill at the same time. Now I have a oneYou have roommates, and you share space, so now is the year-old, and she and her husband are still trying to conceive. time to assert yourself the littlest bit in using common space They had an early miscarriage last year, and it’s really just been for some of your things. Your bike cannot live in your room. a rough go of it for them. My husband wants to start trying to Phase III: Remind Yourself. This whole process is easier if have another baby this summer, but I’d really feel more comfort- you remind yourself of two things—why you live in a small able having a second once they are on their way with their first. space and what you gain by having less stuff. As I underAm I over-thinking it? stand it, you’re living in a small space so you can afford to do Baby in Waiting something bigger—work at a job you love, work in a city you love, pay off student loans or credit card debt so you can have You’re not over-thinking this decision, Baby, but you are financial freedom or live in a sustainable way. These are all weighing the wrong factors. I understand the feeling of wantworthwhile goals and will make you happier than having nice ing happiness for your sister, but altering your life in this things. fashion is the wrong way to help her. Sometimes, when we love Also remind yourself that you open up a lot of physical, people, we blur the boundaries between our lives and theirs, mental and emotional space when you clear out the things because we want so badly for them to be happy. The trouble is, (which can themselves be physical, mental, social or emodoing that is actually about easing our discomfort with their tional) that don’t add value to your life. pain, not actually easing their pain. Delaying your second child won’t alleviate your sister’s pain. The difficult truth is that this Rhonda



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