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Paul F. Morris, CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., spoke at the College of Environment and Design on campus last week about the massive project that is transforming the Atlanta that we know and hate. Morris is a tall, trim fellow with 30 years of experience in all aspects of urban design all over the country and out of it, and he stood and talked to a packed auditorium (some student attendance suggested) without notes for well over an hour. The scope of the BeltLine project is staggering, both that somebody could have thought it up and even more so that a city which is the very embodiment of automobiledependence (except when it snows) is actually involved in the process of making this audacious plan work. Briefly, back around the turn of the last century, a Georgia Tech graduate student wrote his thesis on the possibilities for converting a 22-mile abandoned rail route into a bicycle, pedestrian, parks and transit loop connecting Atlanta’s intown neighborhoods. The old, circular rail route was constructed for deliveries to businesses and manufacturing plants and fell into disuse as trucks replaced its function. But the routes and rightof-ways are still there, and that Tech student, Ryan Gravel, had the vision to see what it could become and what Atlanta can become. And it’s working. The first two-plus mile segment is open and already getting heavy use. Affordable housing is part of the mix, and restaurants and bars are springing up along the route. The project will cost billions, but Atlanta is financing it through tax allocation districts that pull in the revenue generated by all the business The Inaugural Atlanta BeltLine Southeast and housing improve8K Runwalk took off in September. ments to what had been under-utilized land. The BeltLine is truly an example of “build it, and they will come.� Atlanta is building it, and they are coming—to walk, bike, run, stroll, picnic, live, eat and drink. The Atlanta BeltLine is no longer a thesis; it is reality; it is the tangible future, and it is all the more amazing, because it represents such a dramatic departure from Atlanta’s auto-centric allegiance. We have our own possibilities here in Athens. Read Dr. Jack Crowley’s current installment on our downtown master plan on p. 9 in this issue. He lays out a breathtaking compendium of connectivity that shows how, using our own rail and road corridors, we have all kinds of possibilities for routes that allow people to move around our downtown area and beyond on foot and on bikes. We have the infrastructure. The question is, do we have the will? Do we have the vision? Do we have the understanding of the civic and economic benefits waiting for us if we can muster the nerve to latch on now to developments that are within our grasp and that are proven to work because they are what people want? Is a pedestrian- and bike-friendly environment what our people want, or do our people just want to stay in their cars and drive everywhere? That’s certainly what our mayor and most of our commission and our city management want, but they will change if they can be convinced that a sizable number of our people want to be freed from dependence on the automobile. So far, all our people have seen is a greenway almost completely set up for recreation, and bike riding, for the most part, on dangerous, crowded, hilly streets. But we have infrastructure already in place to do a lot more. If somebody in our local government can focus on our interconnectivity not dependent on the automobile, we have, as Crowley indicates, rich possibilities in town and on campus for opening Athens up to sustainable travel and development. As Atlanta is showing us, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Athens needs to find the will.



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that’s no surprise, although there had been rumors of a primary challenge to Quick. A raft of Republicans—Donna Sheldon, Gary Gerrard, Jody Hice, Mike Collins, Mitchell Swann, Stephen Simpson and Brian Slowinski—signed up for the right to beat Athens lawyer Ken Dious, the lone Democrat running to replace Rep. Paul Broun (R-Athens) in the heavily conservative 10th District. Broun, meanwhile, has hopped aboard another clown car, the U.S. Senate race, which also includes Reps. Jack Kingston and Phil Gingrey, former Secretary of State Karen Handel, David Perdue (Sonny’s cousin), Derrick Grayson and Art Gardner on the GOP side, and Democrats Branko Radulovacki, Todd Robinson, Steen Miles and Michelle Nunn (Sam’s daughter and the clear frontrunner, in the primary at least). See Capitol Impact on p. 5 for more on statewide races.

Broun Rowndup: Meanwhile, a six-year-old piece of opposition research delving into Broun’s divorces, bankruptcy, subsequent court battles and loss of admitting privileges at Georgia hospitals made the rounds on the Internet last week (see the online version of this column for a link). No one seemed to know where it came from, so I’ll solve the mystery: Barry Fleming’s campaign put it together when Fleming ran against Broun in the 2008 GOP primary. I wrote about it for the Athens Banner-Herald. So it’s old news. I’m not sure who has dredged it up again, though signs point to one of Broun’s Republican opponents in the Senate race. In politics, when everyone’s coming after you, that’s how you know you’re winning. Red Barn: UGA finally has found a permanent home for its Red Barn, which has been falling into disrepair and threatened with demolition since UGA moved it from College Station Road to university-owned property on South Milledge Avenue in 1997 to make way for a never-built alumni center.

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As the clock ticked toward noon on Friday, Mar. 7, Mayor Nancy Denson and a handful of others gathered at the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections to see who might walk through the door. Heidi Davison? Jim Ponsoldt? Kathryn Lookofsky, who teased her Facebook friends with a post asking for help with the qualifying fee? As it turned out, no one. The qualifying period ended with just the two Densons, Nancy and Tim, on the ballot for mayor. The long-rumored surprise progressive candidate never materialized. So all the progressives who don’t like what Nancy’s done but had been poo-pooing Tim Denson’s chances (and they are slim) had better jump on the bandwagon fast. Sit it out and slim dwindles to none. Commissioner Jared Bailey, who had wavered for months about whether to challenge the elder Denson, opted instead to run for re-election. “I feel like I’ve got a commitment to District 5,” he said. “Being a commissioner, our work is critical to the success of the community… The commissioners are the ones who really make the decisions.” Bailey is in a rematch with lawyer and planning commissioner Dave Hudgins—this time in a new district that no longer includes Bailey’s base of support in Cobbham and Boulevard. But Bailey said he has worked hard to build relationships in the neighborhoods that are new to his district and is confident he will win. Next door, in District 3, Boulevard residents Melissa Link and Rachel Watkins are competing for support on Bailey’s old turf. A surprise candidate, lawyer Dustin Kirby, who lives in University Tower downtown, jumped in as well. Herb Gilmore qualified, as expected, making it a four-person race. Gilmore qualified Friday morning with a small entourage that included the Rev. Ben Willis, formerly of Billups Grove Baptist Church, the Rev. Abraham Mosely of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and the retiring Commissioner George Maxwell, whom Gilmore is seeking to replace and who is endorsing Gilmore. “I’ve known Herb for a while,” Maxwell said. “He’s in the neighborhood. [Gilmore lives on Old West Broad Street.] He’s been in government before, on the planning commission. And he supported me when I ran, so I’m returning the favor.” In District 1, Sharyn Dickerson is challenging Commissioner Doug Lowry. Dickerson was the first head of Athens-Clarke County’s recycling program, so presumably she is running in response to the bee in Lowry’s bonnet about the Solid Waste Department. She couldn’t be reached for comment by press time, though, and neither could Kirby. Commissioner Kelly Girtz is running unopposed in District 9, and so is Diane Bell, who’s running to succeed Commissioner Kathy Hoard in District 7. Only one candidate is running for each of the five Clarke County Board of Education seats up for grabs this year—incumbents Linda Davis, Sarah Ellis, Carol Williams and Ovita Thornton, and newcomer Gregory Davis in District 1, where Denise Spangler declined to seek re-election. Likewise, all five of Athens’ state legislators—Sens. Frank Ginn (R-Danielsville) and Bill Cowsert (R-Athens) and Reps. Spencer Frye (D-Athens), Regina Quick (R-Athens) and Chuck Williams (R-Watkinsville) are unopposed as well. They’re all in fairly safe districts, so

His email goes on with his familiar rhetoric about President Barack Obama, the Democrats and liberal media’s desire to “take away our guns.” [David Schick]

“Really? You want me to put one of your signs in my yard?” CamPaign Events: The Densons will face off at a UGA Young Democrats forum at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 19 in room 171 of the Miller Learning Center, the first of at least three debates. High-school students will quiz the candidates at another forum at 11 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 12 at the ACC Library, and the Federation of Neighborhoods will host one sometime in May. In addition, Link is having a roundtable discussion with local small business owners at 3 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 16 at The World Famous. Fire Away: Broun, Athens’s favorite Second Amendment crusader and U.S. Senate hopeful, is once again holding a drawing to give away firearms to his supporters. Despite the criticism from U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, another Senate candidate, who called the first giveaway “gimmicky,” an email blast Broun sent out Friday, Mar. 7 said “100,000 patriots” signed up to win his campaign’s last gun giveaway and, given that success, he’s doing it again. But this time “things are different,” and the winner will have a choice between an assault rifle or a handgun. Last time, the winner of the fundraising ploy was from Maryland; maybe it will be one of Broun’s actual constituents this time.

Tony Townley, executive vice president of the chicken chain Zaxby’s, is moving the 100-year-old barn to the former UGA Plant Sciences Farm in Oconee County he bought last year (his great-grandfather once owned part of it). The move is pending approval from the University System Board of Regents. “I just think the Red Barn will be neat out here on the farm that the university once owned,” Townley said in a news release Friday, Mar. 7. “It is such an iconic red barn, probably one of the older barns in this part of the state still intact.” The Czar of Prince Avenue: Tony Eubanks insists that he’s “not the czar of Prince Avenue,” but of course the man behind CAPPA and now Complete Streets: Prince Avenue is at least the count or duke or, well, prince of Prince Avenue. A boyar, maybe (obscure Russian history joke). About 75 people came to a Federation of Neighborhoods meeting Monday, Mar. 3 to hear Eubanks and ACC Commissioner Kelly Girtz discuss their plans to put the intown part of Prince on a road diet, temporarily shrinking it down to two travel lanes and a center turn lane with pedestrian islands to see if that configuration will make it safer for

both cars and people on foot without impeding traffic too much or pushing it off onto side streets. Moderator Wendy Moore opened the meeting by asking the audience what they liked about Prince Avenue. Several people mentioned the locally owned businesses, the Health Sciences Campus bus and people who care about the community. One gentleman piped up to say, “I like that you have two lanes going each way, and I can get in and out of town.” Oh, boy. Here we go. Eubanks presented the other side: “You cannot go a day without hearing brakes screech [in front of The Grit] as somebody tries to cross the crosswalk. And they have a legal right to cross the crosswalk.” Which has always been the argument over Prince: Is it a highway to speedily bring cars from the suburbs to downtown, or is it an urban neighborhood street where people walk to pick up a loaf of bread or take their kids to school? It’s both, of course. The challenge is getting people to see it both ways. “It’s a change,” Eubanks said. “It scares people. But we have thought this throughout.” As Girtz pointed out, the configuration of Prince Avenue is the same where it funnels cars onto the Loop as where it passes through neighborhoods filled with churchgoers walking to brunch and parents walking their children to school. “There is a culture we’ve created by having to drive everywhere,” Eubanks said. “Part of the conflict we’re seeing is there are people who are trying not to drive everywhere and trying to create that choice. And of course, some people don’t have that choice [to drive].” Girtz and Eubanks reluctantly agreed to push back the experiment from April until October, well after the May 20 election, at Mayor Nancy Denson’s request. She thought it would be an “entanglement” due to the long history of fights over the road, Girtz said. There is a six-week period this fall without a Bulldogs home game to skew the results. Girtz said he is pushing Denson to schedule a July commission vote. Concerns remain about how drivers who are new to Athens will react to the reconfiguration if it’s done near the start of school in the fall. Eubanks quoted Police Chief Jack Lumpkin as saying, “We’ve got the worst drivers in the world, and every fall, we import 6,000 more.” Even if the pilot project really does take place and is successful, Girtz warned that it could be several years before it’s made permanent. ACC policy requires the commission to consider road diets whenever a four-lane road is up for repaving; in Prince Avenue’s case, three or four years from now, he said. Road-diet proponents are trying to keep costs to a minimum, and it’s cheaper to restripe and add new crosswalks and pedestrian refuges during repaving than it would be to build them on their own. Even the pilot project will be bare-bones: essentially burlap coffee-bean sacks donated by Jittery Joe’s and tires salvaged from the landfill with plantings in them, mostly done with volunteer labor and requiring only about 40 hours of ACC staff time, Girtz said. Several attendees advocated overruling Denson and forcing the issue onto the agenda, but Girtz and Eubanks said they are taking a diplomatic approach to avoid inflamed passions. “The whole thing hinges on keeping the conversation civil,” Eubanks said. And civil it was, for the most part. By the end, even Bob Shields, the Jefferson Road resident who wanted to go fast at the beginning of the meeting, was starting to come around. “I’m glad to see this presentation,” he said. “It has opened my mind up a lot.” Blake Aued

capitol impact Statewide Races Are Set Georgia’s political scorecard for 2014 was filled out last week as hundreds of hopeful candidates dropped by the capitol to pay the qualifying fees and fill out the paperwork that places their names on the May 20 primary election ballot. One of the more interesting outcomes of qualifying week is the presence of some familiar names on the Democratic side of the ballot, where you’ll see the offspring of wellknown politicians taking their chances. State Sen. Jason Carter (D-Decatur) is running for the same office—governor—that his grandfather held in the early 1970s. Michelle Nunn is making a try at the same U.S. Senate seat that her father, Sam, occupied for 24 years. Chris Irvin qualified to run for agriculture commissioner, a post that his grandfather, Tommy, controlled for a record-breaking 41 years. Those candidates definitely make this a legacy election. In the Republican primary race to replace Saxby Chambliss in the Senate, there are three congressmen running (Phil Gingrey, Jack Kingston and Paul Broun), one former secretary of state (Karen Handel), one multimillionaire cousin of a former governor (David Perdue) and two candidates (Art Gardner and Derrick Grayson) who will find out that they wasted $5,220 when they paid the qualifying fee. Gov. Nathan Deal has more primary opposition than the Democrat who will be challenging him. It’s usually the political custom for the incumbent officeholder to get a free ride in the primary, but not this year. Former Dalton mayor David Pennington and state school Superintendent John Barge are both taking on Deal in the GOP primary, where Pennington will devote his energy to pointing out the shortcomings of the current administration in the areas of taxation and economic development, and Barge will do so with education.

In the down-ballot elections, several Republican incumbents are trying to position themselves for the governor’s race in 2018. There’s Attorney General Sam Olens, who will have Democratic opposition from Stockbridge attorney Greg Hecht, a former legislator. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is trying to do what only one other person, Zell Miller, has accomplished in Georgia’s history: win a third consecutive term as lieutenant governor. Cagle first has to fend off a challenge from Democrat Connie Stokes, a former state senator and DeKalb County commissioner. Secretary of State Brian Kemp, another prospective 2018 candidate for governor, will have Democratic opposition from either Oglethorpe Mayor Gerald Beckum or Lithonia consultant Doreen Carter, but he won’t have to break much of a sweat. Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens isn’t planning to run for governor, but it will be fascinating to see how much he is helped or hurt by his many promises to blow up Obamacare. There will be a Democratic opponent— either former Athens state Rep. Keith Heard or Liz Johnson of Statesboro—who’ll try to benefit. Several of the General Assembly’s longest-serving members decided to run for at least one more term rather than retire. Rep. John Yates (R-Griffin), who is 92 years old and the only World War II veteran left in the Legislature, is running for another term, as is Sen. Bill Jackson (R-Appling), who is campaigning again at the age of 80. House members such as Butch Parrish of Swainsboro, Alan Powell of Hartwell, Mickey Channell of Greensboro, Tom McCall of Elberton and Ben Harbin of Evans all qualified to run one more time. These are guys who know how the system works and understand the real-world consequences of the bills that the Legislature considers. It will be good to have them back.


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aul Van Wicklen pulls a leather moccasin out of a box and turns it over in his hands, showing the holes worn in the sole. “I wouldn’t feed this to my dog,” he says. Ordinarily, he’d be right. The shoe would be worthless—except for whose foot was once inside: John Bell, of the popular Athens jam band Widespread Panic. That’s why—along with thousands of other mementos of Georgia music history—the shoe is worthy of being stored in a climate-controlled vault buried underneath the Richard B. Russell Building. But maybe not for long. UGA librarians have ambitious plans to display the collection, which once belonged to the since-shuttered Georgia Music Hall of Fame, in Athens and throughout the state. “What we would like to do is start a Georgia music archive with exhibits rotating here,” says Toby Graham, director of the Russell Library’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Digital Library of Georgia. “But also what we would like to do is work with other museums and cultural institutions to showcase Georgia’s music heritage.” The GMHOF collection contains a rich heritage. There’s a Rickenbacker guitar signed by all four members of R.E.M., a fringed jacket worn by Travis Tritt, Pylon’s drums, a box of eight-track cassettes salvaged from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane crash and countless records, photographs, concert posters, costumes, backstage passes and myriad other artifacts. If they could talk, these items might quote a non-Georgia musician, David Byrne: “Well, how did I get here?”

From Macon to Athens

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Former Gov. Zell Miller was the driving force behind creating the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Photos of him with Gregg Allman (center) and country star Alan Jackson (right) are part of the collection, now housed at UGA.



Former Gov. Zell Miller—back when he was a progressive Democrat—was the first politician to recognize that Georgia’s musical heritage had both cultural and economic value. Miller was the driving force behind opening the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon in 1992 and even donated his extensive collection of country and gospel vinyl. Four years later, the Hall moved into a new building that was expanded in 1999. But it was located on the edge of

While archivists are still figuring what, exactly, is in the collection, Graham is already making plans. The Special Collections Library is home to the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and the Peabody Awards Collection—the thirdlargest media archive in North America—and such treasures as field recordings made by local painter and folk musician Art Rosenbaum. Add the GMHOF collection to what UGA already has, and you’ve really got something.

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Macon’s shrinking downtown and struggled to draw people in the door. In 2010, faced with a severe budget crisis, the state legislature cut the Hall’s $700,000 annual subsidy and told its board of directors to move it to a place where it could break even—setting off a year of political intrigue that led to the Hall’s collection (but not the Hall itself) moving to Athens. “The building in Macon got shut down—it’s no secret— because it was running a huge deficit and had been for years,” says David Barbe, an Athens record producer and director of the UGA Music Business Program, who served on the GMHOF board at the time. “What we were commissioned to do was find a way it could support itself.” The cities of Dahlonega, Woodstock and Dunwoody submitted multimillion-dollar proposals to build new museums and performing arts venues that officials there believed would become tourist attractions. But after years of sluggish attendance at the Macon museum, the GMHOF board of directors rejected those bids, because they all relied financially on a huge uptick in foot traffic that board members felt was unrealistic.

“We have ambitions, and we want to do well by the collection.”

From Athens to the World Aboveground, processing assistant Steve Armour is just starting to catalog paper items in the collection—photographs, concert tickets and posters, including backstage passes for R.E.M.’s Green tour. His favorites so far are a set of posters advertising 1920s and ‘30s gospel groups. “A lot of early Georgia music history is interesting to me,” he says.

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The board also rejected a pledge by a Macon group to inject local tax money and privately raised cash into the Hall, calling the initiative merely a short-term solution. Atlanta made a pitch after the deadline, feeding rumors that a fix was in, but was not allowed to bid. Matt Forshee, then the head of economic development for Athens-Clarke County, working with Graham and others, submitted a unique plan: UGA would take possession of the GMHOF collection, and exhibits would be scattered throughout Athens and the state at no taxpayer expense. Eventually, Forshee envisioned a new brick-and-morter museum as part of Project Blue Heron, a since-abandoned plan to develop the area between downtown and the North Oconee River. At least initially, though, Athens would not have had the 10,000 square feet of dedicated exhibit space the GMHOF board required, so the local bid was rejected as well. Since the board couldn’t agree on where to move the GMHOF, it voted to shut it down and ship the collection to UGA’s Russell Library for storage. Forshee and Graham lost, but they still got their way. “If it’s here, it’s here,” Forshee said after the board’s decision in May 2011. “That’s always good. I think the university is the best place for it.” A month later, the Hall closed its doors and transferred its assets to the nonprofit Georgia Music Foundation, which shipped the collection to UGA’s beautiful new Richard B. Russell Building for storage in the 32-foot tall, 170-foot long aisles of its 30,000 square foot vault 25 feet underground. The vault is kept at 50 degrees and 30 percent humidity to extend the life of paper by two-and-a-half times, says Van Wicklen, the Special Collections Libraries’ assistant manager. Some of the people who lent items to the GMHOF took them back after it closed, he says. The foundation formally transferred ownership of what’s left—still plenty—to UGA in December. “We took ownership of this not too long ago, about six months ago, so basically we’re looking at what all we can make available to the public,” Van Wicklen says. “A lot of it will be made available.”

the reach of [the Special Collections Libraries’] music-related archives through partnerships with other organizations.” And that’s exactly what the Special Collections Libraries are doing. To start, librarians are working with Art Rocks Athens (a nonprofit working to preserve Athens’ famous late 1970s and early ‘80s music and art scene) to put a small taste of the collection on display at the Russell building May 1–Dec. 31. Mixed in will be artifacts lent or donated to Art Rocks Athens, which include Bill Berry of R.E.M.’s original drum kit, soundboard recordings made by former 40 Watt Club sound man Pat Biddle and a previously unknown alternate cover for the B-52s’ debut album discovered by photographer George DuBose. “We’re finding amazing things people didn’t even know they had,” Art Rocks Athens Executive Director Maureen McLaughlin says. The Art Rocks Athens exhibit will occupy five glass cases and a media kiosk at the Richard B. Russell Building, McLaughlin says. After it’s over, she expects many of the materials to be donated to the libraries, adding to the GMHOF nucleus. “Their stuff is going to be in such a beautiful building,” she says. “They might go ahead and say it needs to stay there!” Eventually, Graham plans to digitize the collection and put it online, and he also sees opportunities to incorporate it into art, music and music business classes. “We don’t have a specific use for it yet, but having more music and music business resources on campus—trust me, we’ll find a use for it,” Barbe says. He compares it to a library buying books or a studio buying equipment it doesn’t have a specific use for but will definitely need for something someday. Music business students could pitch in to help organize and maintain the collection, and the contracts and other legal documents could be particularly useful for research purposes, according to Barbe. “The music industry has a pretty checkered past when it comes to that kind of thing,” he says. To really fulfill his plans, though, Graham needs funding to hire a curator. “The limiting factor, of course, is we need to raise some private money and get some grants, because this is not something that came with any funding attached,” he says. The state government is not playing The Georgia Music Hall of Fame collection, now owned by UGA, any role. When contacted for an interview, includes a Rickenbacker guitar signed by all four members of R.E.M. Lisa Love, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame’s former executive director and now the director of music marketing and development for the state Department of Economic Development, offered a statement: “I know this gift that has been bestowed to the University of Georgia will be a proud addition to the university’s Special Collections Libraries. While the state’s rich music heritage is certainly part of the story we tell at GDEcD, stewardship of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame collection is being facilitated by the University of Georgia, and we currently have no plans to be directly involved. The Georgia Department Backstage passes for R.E.M.’s Green tour are among of Economic Development the thousands of former Georgia Music Hall of Fame focuses on creating jobs artifacts UGA librarians are unpacking and cataloging. [and] investment, as well as community outreach and education within the state’s “We’re trying to figure out how we can leverage things and music industry.” build more and start a huge Georgia music archive,” Graham There’s no timetable for fundraising or cataloging and digisays. tizing the collection, but if and when it’s done, Georgia’s musiIn November, a committee of state legislators studying the cal heritage will be available for the entire world to enjoy. music industry and its economic impact came to Athens to “We have ambitions, and we want to do well by the collechear testimony from local musicians, promoters and others. tion,” Graham says. The committee’s recommendations, issued in January, included examining “opportunities to expand public access and extend Blake Aued



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The issue here is not ADA compliance. Access into North campus is available just a block away. This is also not just about not being able to partake in one of the most humbling UGA experiences. Nor is it a financial or technical issue. The real issue is limiting graduates who have achieved the exact same goal as their able-bodied peers. This isn’t just three students voicing an opinion. It is a whole community. As of Feb. 23, 2014, we have: • 1,900 likes on our Facebook page. • 3,000 student signatures. • 703 signatures on a online petition. • been featured by The Red & Black and Grady Newssource. • made a YouTube video. Porter McLeod


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UGA students (L-R) Khaled Alsafadi, Carden Wyckoff and Marquise Lane are pushing to add a ramp to the Arch. experiences. In addition, older or mobilityimpaired alumni who visit campus, especially during football season, can no longer join in the tradition. We believe in change and creating equal access. We have talked with several members of the university administration as well as the Disability Resource Center representatives on campus, who have been trying to make this happen for many years but always get shot down. However, we are receiving resistance from the head administrators, who are considering providing a temporary ramp during commencement activities but not a permanent one. We, the people for equal access, do not stand for temporary and insist upon a permanent solution for all alumni. Our goal is to preserve the Arch’s steps and history as much as possible and make only a slight enhancement to it. The proposed design for the ramp would go under one of the side pillars and down the side—going straight down the center is too steep and thus does not comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. We don’t just want access to the Arch, though. We want to be able to walk or roll under it.

In addition, on Mar. 2, 2014, we had an interview with USA Today and hope to make this issue go national. Due to our campaign’s media buzz, we hope that the university will listen and take seriously the community’s voice on creating a permanent solution. This issue is discussed by the university every four or five years and has been shot down every time, so we decided to take charge and stand for change. We want to put this issue to rest once and for all and pave the way for future generations. We want to see all alumni pass through the Arch with pride and confidence. Building a permanent ramp through the Arch will show that the university is a leader in creating equal access and wholeheartedly treats all of its family the same regardless of their physical conditions. By graduation 2015, we want to see all the smiling faces of those who are able to walk under the Arch with pride and confidence regardless of their mobility or abilities. Khaled Alsafadi, Marquise Lane and Carden Wyckoff

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The Downtown Master Plan Pt. 2: Getting There by Bike

This is the second installment in a series of articles by University of Georgia College of Environment and Design professor Jack Crowley. In this series, Crowley will explain the downtown Athens master plan effort that his team generated to guide development downtown for the next 15 years.

availability of bridges, trestles and railroad beds to build a relatively flat system points to a very high potential for the corridors to be heavily used. Based on input from the bicycling community, the system is designed to get the bicyclist to and from the edges of the downtown core and not inside it, where local auto traffic and he vitality of a great downtown depends heavily on both cyclists assume similar speeds. In fact, the bicycle becomes its attraction and its accommodation of people. One of the superior vehicle for navigating and parking downtown. the principal elements of accommodation is getting to The map shows the fully developed proposed bicycle comand from downtown easily and pleasantly. The more ways one muter corridor network. can get there, the better. For the most part, for the past 60 The Firefly Trail Corridor Phase I picks up where the years, it’s been by car, with a sprinkle or two of buses and SPLOST project ends in Dudley Park and develops a trestle over bicycles. Trail Creek (the Murmur Trestle) to an intersection with East The Athens Downtown Master Plan proposes to greatly Broad Street. It also recommends a third trestle or bridge conexpand transportation access by adding or at least enhancing necting the east end of the Trail Creek trestle over Oak Street choices. One of the most viable and to Carr’s Hill adjacent to Oconee Street practical choices is the bicycle. It’s cerUnited Methodist Church. Carr’s Hill is Building a comprehensive system tainly as close to a sustainable form of a commuter shed where thousands of transportation as you can get, because students, as well as others, live only a of commuter bicycle corridors can its power is always directly provided by short but hilly distance from Athens’ significantly reduce a growing need center and the University of Georgia. its rider. This column is about the plan’s The Firefly Corridor Phase II to develop the more expensive proposals focusing on the bicycle. It parallels the east side of Hickory is most important that all of us see Street before bridging over it into the alternatives of widening highways bicycling as a true option for commutembankment south of Whistleberry and erecting parking garages. ing. If creating bike lanes and separate Apartments. The pathway then passes bike corridors is to compete effectively under the railroad (ideally after it for limited transportation funds with roads and highways, bikes is purchased) to connect with the east end of Dougherty at must be seen as a realistic alternative form of getting around. Foundry Street. In fact, building a comprehensive system of commuter bicycle The Firefly Corridor Phase III is developed to parallel the corridors can significantly reduce a growing need to develop west side of the railroad, passing behind the Standard developthe more expensive alternatives of widening highways and ment, crossing over North Avenue on a bridge paralleling the erecting parking garages. rail bridge to the north side of Lay Park, where it intersects with the Jackson Street corridor. The Firefly Corridor Phase IV extends the commuter pathway westward, paralleling the CSX railroad crossing over College Avenue and connecting with the Pulaski Greenway and Pulaski Street. To keep the corridor in a relatively flat configuration, it should employ a trestle over the Pulaski Greenway. The Pulaski Greenway extended southward to Dougherty provides a bike corridor connection to the northwest corner of downtown. The final link to Boulevard and other west Athens neighborhoods requires additional study and falls outside the edge of the Downtown Master Plan. This is a very important final Bicycle trails, rather than corridors, are more closely related segment that a preliminary study shows could pass along the to recreation, which can be viewed as less important or less south edge of the Leathers Building, go through the Pulaski critical when funds are limited. Recreation and community Heights residential area on undeveloped lots, cross over a health are the byproducts or beneficiaries of a well developed drainage area and pass through the new park on Barber Street bicycle commuter corridor system. Likewise, such a system to Boulevard. Boulevard’s width is particularly suitable for serves the pedestrian both in commuting to a lesser extent and wide, designated bike lanes. recreating to a larger extent. The bikeway extending through the entire UGA campus In the case of Athens, commuting downtown includes and connecting to downtown at East Broad Street will require events and entertainment, government services, employment, acquisition of the Norfolk and Southern railroad right-of-way shopping and a very large educational and research institution. for development of campus light rail. The light rail and comWith a well planned and built network, the bicycle “commuter muter bikeway would be compatible when designed correctly. shed” of five miles is easily served and potentially eliminates The Pulaski Extension is a street project with a wide bicythousands of daily auto trips. This leaves roadway and parking cle corridor along its east side. Extended southward to Baxter capacities for those traveling from greater distances. Street, it connects the central UGA campus, the new Terry The proposed bicycle corridor system shown in the College complex, the special collections library and the dorms Downtown Master Plan is one built out in phases over a 15–18 on Baxter Hill to the west edge of downtown. year period. Successful earlier phases will likely create pressure to accelerate later phases. Athens’ demographics and the Jack Crowley



observations Oconee SPLOST Vote Delayed The Oconee County Board of Commissioners voted 3-1 Tuesday, Mar. 4 to postpone from May 20 until Nov. 4 the referendum on a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. Commissioners Margaret Hale and John Daniell were joined by Commissioner Jim Luke in voting for the delay. Commissioner Mark Saxon voted against the motion, made by Hale and seconded by Daniell. BOC Chairman Melvin Davis, who votes only in the case of a tie, asked County Clerk Jane Greathouse to record in the minutes his opposition to the delay. Davis said that the board had made great progress in its five-hour meeting Monday, Mar. 3 and was close to agreeing on the list of priorities for SPLOST funding. He said he wanted to stay on the schedule. Saxon said he was ready to move forward and wanted to do so to get the issue resolved. Hale, who has been strongest in making the case for a delay, said the Board needed more time to get additional citizen input. She also called for more transparency in the process. Daniell and Luke said they felt they needed more time as well.

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The Board of Commissioners agreed after a five-hour work session Monday, Mar. 3 to a tentative list of spending priorities for the planned 2015 SPLOST. The commissioners agreed to strike the $25 million request for a new courthouse from the SPLOST project list entirely, deciding instead to direct $2.7 million from unspent SPLOST 2004 funds to a security fix for the courthouse. They gave Sheriff Scott Berry $5.2 million of the $5.5 million he requested, funded the full request of $12 million for transportation infrastructure, set aside $10 million for water and sewer projects, rather than the requested $13 million, and gave the parks and recreation programs $8.5 million of the $10 million requested. The commissioners cut the request of the Library Board from $5.5 million to $2 million, though they decided to allocate another $1 million from the unspent 2004 SPLOST funds for library expansion. They cut the request of fire and rescue from $5 million to $3.3 million and set aside the requested $2 million for facility upgrade and repair around the county. They gave the court system the full $475,000 it requested for technology but cut the request of the Industrial Development Authority from $4.7 million to $850,000. The five commissioners also reduced the request for farmland protection from $2 million to $500,000. Commissioners decided to give no money to Animal Control, which sought $500,000; nothing to the coroner, who asked for $55,000; and nothing to historic preservation, for which $500,000 had been requested. Commissioners decided to allocate somewhere between $1 million–$2.5 million to the Civic Center, based on receipt of additional information on options. All of the roughly $100 million in requests before the BOC came from elected officials, department heads or county committees except for the citizen requests of Russ Page for farmland protection and historic preservation. The figure of $47.3 million, based on the high estimate for the Civic Center, reached the goal set by the commissioners, based on anticipated revenue from the 1 percent sales tax. Lee Becker For more on these stories and others, visit oconeecountyobservations. or the In the Loop blog at



Chillin’ the Most Packway Handle Band Sails the High Seas with Kid Rock Last week saw the fifth annual incarnation of Kid Rock’s Chillin’ the Most Cruise, a mobile music festival headlined by its cock-rockin’ captain and boasting a decidedly strange roster of artists, including Sugar Ray, Doug E. Fresh and David Allan Coe—and, oh yeah, Athens-based bluegrass outfit Packway Handle Band. As the venerable Norwegian Pearl sailed from Miami to Key West to the Bahamas and back, the Packway fellas filed daily dispatches for Flagpole’s music blog, Homedrone. Below, read some choice excerpts from the band’s four-day odyssey at sea. To relive Packway’s debauched descent into madness as it unfolded, visit

drunk after no sleep?—greeting each person going to the sun deck with the same phrase: “SWIMMING POOL, MOTHAFUCKA!” At first, I laughed. After about 80 or so repetitions of that phrase, it was time for me to retire to my cabin to seek refuge. Andrew Heaton: Josh and I are the skinniest men on the ship. When I’m standing in the starting line at a marathon, I feel fat. Here,

was a bit “wooshy” feeling, so I wasn’t exactly top-notch when I laced up my drinking shoes. But Michael and I were NOT the weak link, or the reason we lost. Michael Paynter: After flip cup, I caught an amazing set by the legendary David Allan Coe. Anybody that thinks they know what a dirty old man is has never witnessed Coe at work. At this point of walking around the ship, more

DAY ONE Josh Erwin: After we checked in with the production office, we spent some time wandering around to find our bearings. We passed through some empty rooms, including the Stardust Lounge—a barren room with a stage with pre-noon sunlight pouring through the windows along with one lump of a person passed out with an open Bud Light bottle off to (her/his?) side. This was surely a sign of more spectacles we’d see throughout the week. Our assignment declared that PHB was to “walk around” each evening, which basically meant that we’d play wherever during our twohour window. So, we did—poolside, dockside, atrium—and we topped it off with about a 30-minute elevator session. People were really receptive to our acoustic shenanigans. There’s nothing like playing to 15 people in a 20-capacity elevator bouncing up and down for 12 floors. Michael Paynter: Does the inclusion of stringed instruments reduce the maximum capacity of elevators? Sure, we all could’ve died, but what a way to go. Zach McCoy: I didn’t sleep well the first night. A mélange of beer, Beam and pizza assured an early wake-up call generated by my angry insides. Attempting to get some coffee and water to ease me into the second day, I encountered a lone woman, hanging on to the buzz from the night before—or still



Allan Coe, who seemed interested in checking out an old-time tune we play, and not long after that, a Sixthman staff member found our tour manager and told him that “the guy who runs the boat” wanted PHB to play for him. My first thought was, “Oh, we’re going to the captain’s quarters. This will be neat.” After we made it up the flight of stairs, it was obvious that we were about to enter Kid Rock’s room. Tom Baker: Kid Rock greeted us with a big smile and said, “Hey, I’m Bob.” We were all standing around with our instruments for a few awkward minutes trying to pinpoint something that we wanted to play and that Bob wanted to hear. “Bill Monroe?” asked Andrew. “Too easy,” said Bob. We played through a bunch of traditional blues and gospel songs, with Bob singing along and offering input and encouragement. He was shockingly good at improvising. Doug E. Fresh joined in at some point, trading off improvising with Bob while we played simple bluegrass chord progressions. One of the coolest moments was Doug E. Fresh beatboxing while I played banjo rolls.


there are mirrors everywhere, and every time I see myself I look like I’m dying of starvation.


and more people had started to recognize us as the bluegrass band and even remembering our forgetful name. They always asked where we’d be playing next, and we just had to tell them that we’d be around.

Josh Erwin: After a night of deep sleep, we were reminded that Michael and I had been registered to participate in the boat’s flip cup competition at 1:45 p.m. This was, of course, the day that the endless buffet’s variety caught up with my stomach and my inner ear

Josh Erwin: We threw on our purple and gold for Mardi Gras night. I slid my size-0 gold assless pants on, donned a purple shirt, feather mask, yellow boa and beads, and marched down the hallway with the band to warm up some folks in the elevator. We passed David

Andrew Heaton: Two getting-to-be-reallydrunk-but-not-as-drunk-as-they-wanted-to-be women from Texas explained to me that the ship was out of Michelob Ultra and that was all they drank. More than one kind staff member calmly and sensitively explained to them that the Ultra was out on the whole ship and they were doing everything they could to have more brought aboard. Their patience amazed me. This staff earns its keep—like really earns its keep. Eventually, it was time for Kid Rock on the main stage. Everybody knew all of his songs. The sound was really good. I had watched one woman trying to blow up a bunch of beach balls with a hand-held compressor earlier that day, and the drunken people on the ship batting them around during Kid Rock’s set were the fruits of her labor. (I missed the only song I actually knew while I was eating fried chicken.)

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Josh Erwin: Before we embarked on our walkaround, we took a second to learn the Peaches song Zach had just figured out the bass line to. “I see you stuffin’ yo face/ Why don’t you stuff me up/ Eat a cookie, eat a big dick every day…” Onward to Lucky from Calgary’s room, who turned out to be MIA. Back to the elevators to get over to see Denise from Savannah. This was the party spot. She opened the door and we stormed in. People were wearing our shirts, cameras were flashing, and about 20 people were screaming from balcony to bathroom. Zach took the prone position on the bed with his upright bass, and the rest of us stood around him. The last stop was Nora’s cabin on the 10th floor. She’s from Texas and had been super stoked since she caught us in the eleva-

tor Tuesday night. I don’t know how, but it looked like she spray-painted “TX Women Love Packway Bluegrass” on the giant mirror behind the bed. “Play that plow song you played for me last night,” she yelled, jumping on the bed like it was a trampoline. We were ready to wrap it up, but some drunk dude shouted, “Play something that says ‘motherfucker shit’ in it, man.” Lightbulbs lit up. “I see you stuffin’ yo face/ Why don’t you stuff me up…” Zach McCoy: On the ship, I witnessed a woman attempting to carry a mound of eggs and at LEAST 15 strips of bacon outside. Unfortunately, a rogue wind came along and carried every piece of bacon out to sea. It was beautiful.

DAY FOUR Zach McCoy: A list of oddities that were of note: • The man with a 12-point buck tattoo covering his entire back with the words “Hunt to Live” etched into his skin • The amount of shit that the cruise staff put up with • The number of Kid Rock fans that refer to him as “Bob,” like they’ve known one another for years Josh Erwin: The day started with a trip to Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas, where Michael and I jumped on stage with the Trailer Park Ninjas, who had a list of 17 cover songs they would be backing up for various

artists. We were immediately drawn to Hall & Oates’ “Kiss on My List,” since we’ve played it before. Of course, I took John Oates’ role, complete with “Magnum, P.I.” Hawaiian shirt and Speedo, for the stage. The band nailed the arrangement behind us. It was a blast, and the beach crowd loved it. Tom Baker: We sort of visited the Bahamas. Great Stirrup Cay is an island privately owned by the Norwegian cruise line. It is pretty fascinating, because they have literally sculpted the island. There is an enormous man-made lagoon on one end and a deep channel cut through the rock that runs from one side to the other. I’m not sure of the intention of this channel, but it’s hard not to want to race a jet ski through it. Most of the passengers disem-

barked from the ship to spend the afternoon on the beach. Michael Paynter: I tried to find the game of “Battleshots” that was going on, but I honest-to-God couldn’t distinguish the normal pavilion from the one designated for a cruisesanctioned drinking competition. Josh Erwin: All anyone had said to us since Wednesday was that it gets crazier on the last night of the boat. The delivery of the warning was the interesting part. It was relayed to us in the way that pharmaceutical companies tell you about possible side effects that have been known to occur—very matter-of-factly. The company for the final trip up the elevator included a fiddle player from Drake White’s band, Cara-with-a-tambourine, a few longtime followers and a girl who could barely hold up her body with her feet on the ground. She spent the ride going on about Tom’s banjo, stroking the instrument in an odd manner while staring blankly at everyone with her missing left eyelashes and long-gone eyeliner. We made it back to the room after we were instructed by Cara that there was a final party by the casino stage. The room was filled with a thick, smoky haze, and everyone was still standing, making the best of the final hours, when we ported at Miami at 6 a.m. Packway Handle Band plays the 40 Watt Club on Friday, Apr. 25.

Infinity Pool The Swimming Pool Q’s Have Always Been Here


ew bands last a decade or longer. Even fewer last two decades. And then there’s an elite group that includes the Swimming Pool Q’s, the new wave band with deep ties to the Athens and Atlanta scenes that has been active for 35 years. The group might take its sweet time to complete albums (in its lifespan, the band has released only five full-lengths) and book tours, but the Q’s group seems to be at its best when members work on their own time and at their own pace. Singer and guitarist Jeff Calder insists that the Q’s never broke up, but that the group’s lull in the middle of the 1990s was merely coincidental. A few lineup changes notwithstanding, Calder says the Q’s have been “remarkably stable” throughout their three decades-plus existence. (The band’s former drummer, Robert Schmid, rejoined in 2011 as its full-time bassist after a long stint away.) As for the band’s longevity, Calder credits something in the Georgia water. As we well know, the Q’s were one band among many from the late ‘70s and early ‘80s that brought national attention to the Athens and Atlanta scenes. It was “an exhilarating time, and I think all of these artists, their highbrow attitude and approach, took the South in a positive direction,” he says. Despite the early buzz that the Q’s generated by opening Southeastern slots for artists like The Police, Devo and Lou Reed, Calder recalls that “there was considerable hostility coming at our crowd from the direction of the media and the music industry, [which was] partially the result of a generational shift.” Still, Calder and company pushed on. He notes that the Q’s sense of humor “put people at ease” enough to make the group a “go-to act for promoters,” allowing the band to get several breaks when new wave finally found serious cultural resonance. But while these big gigs might have put the Q’s on the map at the time, looking back, the band felt that its archives were lacking the proper historical support. “We’re very proud of the albums, and over the years, there has been a lot of demand for them,” says Calder of the recent decision to

attempt to reissue most of the group’s back catalog. “It’s important for us to put the Q’s on a stronger historical footing.” The 2013 release of the band’s self-titled debut and its follow-up, Blue Tomorrow— packaged together as 1984–1986: The A&M Years—on Cipher Bureau and Bar None Records even garnered a mention in Rolling Stone as being one of the top reissues of that year. “We felt The A&M Years would be pretty well received, and it has been—but, hey, you never know,” says Calder. “Somebody could have just as easily said it was never that good to begin with.” The Q’s had more than a little help from their fans when it came to financing the reissues; the band crowd-sourced the production costs through a Kickstarter campaign, which successfully met its goal. “If it was going to be done right with bonus material, [a] booklet and video footage, The A&M Years was always going to be an expensive labor of love,” says Calder. With the Q’s riding their own new wave of praise, they’ve focused their attention on a number of other projects for 2014 and beyond. Most notably, the band has recently released a new batch of songs on an EP titled System of Love, which can be found on Bandcamp and includes songs the group will play Friday at the Melting Point. Calder also hints at recreating the band’s “ethereal exercise,” 2003’s experimental departure The Royal Academy of Reality, in a live setting sometime in 2015. He adds that recreating the album in a live setting would be “an undertaking involving several additional musicians.” The task “won’t be easy,” he admits, “[but that’s] as valid a reason to do it as any.” Dan Mistich

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here’s nothing wrong, per se, with electronic music. But mourn, if only for a moment, the loss of the finite space that has accompanied its recent proliferation. EDM and the like have achieved the abstract idea of place foretold by composer Edgard Varèse almost 100 years ago: “music as spatial—as moving bodies of sound.” In other words, a Skrillex track doesn’t sound like it was made in a room. Electronic musicians have successfully burst beyond three dimensions, and, you know, bully for them. But while electronic music has leveled the idea of space, it’s also locked into a calendar: It only sounds as good as the technology will allow, and is thus instantly dated. So while that stuff goes beyond space, the music Donovan Quinn and Ben Chasny create as New Bums goes beyond time. The group’s music could be from any point in the last 40 years, so sunken-in are its mysteries. On New Bums’ debut album, Voices in a Rented Room, out now on Drag City, you don’t just feel like you’re in the titular room with the two musicians; you feel like you should be kicking in a share of the lease. (Quinn is known among psychedelic circles for his work with the group Skygreen Leopards, and Chasny has wrought ample amounts of gnarled-out sounds with Comets on Fire, Rangda and his long-running Six Organs of Admittance solo project.) Even the pair’s collaboration is a consequence of physical proximity. They met after becoming neighbors in San Francisco’s Mission district in 2009. “It took a while before we became friends—it probably took a year or so of living right next to each other,” says Quinn, speaking to Flagpole while preparing to head off on a 40-day tour of the United States. “At first, we weren’t thinking about doing the band—we were just talking about music and listening to records. “Because he lived so close, we’d be up ‘til 2 or 3 in the morning, just record after record. We’d listen to a lot of ‘70s country like Waylon Jennings, ‘Dreaming my Dreams,’ Big Star, that kind of thing. We talked about what appealed to us about those recordings. [Those artists had] different ways of balancing tragic lyrics with humor. Then we’d listen to John Prine, who is hilarious and also really dark.” Having already been aware of one another’s work, listening and talking inevitably led to a songwriting partnership. “There was a lot of theorizing and talking about different ways

we could make a record and write songs before we actually tried it,” says Quinn. “We already had an idea of what the band would be, long before we would ever try to write a song.” Quinn describes the ensuing approach as “totally collaborative. That’s one of the things we talked about before we even started, long before we started recording. A lot of times… [one person will] have their song, another person will have their song, and they’re really distinct. What we wanted to do was get away from that kind of individuality. We wanted it to be more like a real band. So, every song, we wanted it to only be possible coming from the two of us collaborating. If it sounded like a Donovan Quinn song or a Six Organs song, we wouldn’t have wanted it for New Bums.” The effect of subsuming the musicians’ individual voices in favor of this new hybrid creates a woozy, grim intimacy. While the album’s tendency towards the dirge often makes Neil Young’s On the Beach sound alert by comparison, Quinn and Chasny’s humor emerges in paranoid send-ups like “The Killers and Me” and “Your Girlfriend Might Be a Cop.” As for the sounds, each song retains the same sonic space, dominated by the pair’s well-worn voices singing in unison, peppered with the sound of fingers roving over acoustic guitar strings and drums covered in so many blankets they practically seem to have been put to bed. While the two songwriters are known for their prolific output via multitudes of outlets, the Bums are eager to be taken seriously. “I’m really proud of [the album]. That’s one of the reasons we’re touring so much,” says Quinn. “We all have a billion different projects, but we wanted to make sure people didn’t think it was a one-off or side project kind of thing we didn’t care about. We have a lot of plans; we have almost [another] album’s worth of songs ready to go. And the next album, we’re thinking of recording it in a studio with a band.” Same people, different room, big difference: With this music, space matters. Jeff Tobias

WHO: Circulatory System, New Bums, Amy Godwin WHERE: Caledonia Lounge WHEN: Monday, Mar. 17, 9 p.m. HOW MUCH: $5 (21+), $7 (18–20)

threats & promises Music News And Gossip Texas Radio and the Big Beat: OK, that headline has nothing really to do with what I’m about to tell you, other than it has “Texas” in it. But, as noted in last week’s paper, Flagpole is camped out at the annual South by Southwest conference/festival/behemoth in Austin, TX this week, and you can keep up with our goings on via our music blog, Homedrone, and by following @gordonlamb on Twitter. We’ll tell everyone you said hey. Every Picture Tells a Story: Athens artist and musician Jay Kellom Werner (known around town as Jay Karbomb) unveiled his new website last week. It’s a nice repository for his original artwork, guidelines for contract and commissioned work and a download of his three-years-in-development video game, “Patch.” In addition to hosting audio samples of his band Karbomb on the site, he’s also featuring three songs from his acoustic project Face and three samples from the “Patch” game I just mentioned. If you’re familiar at all with Werner’s in-your-face punk-’n’-roll, you’ll want to check this stuff out, as it really gives a more complete picture of the man’s creativity. Head over to and click around, homie! Now I’m Talking About Now: The Swimming Pool Q’s return to Athens Friday, Mar. 14 to play the Melting Point (see story on p. 11). While not technically an Athens band, the

Q’s were part of the contingent of classic artrock/new wave bands that helped to redefine Southern music in the heady days of the early ‘80s. Joining the bill is Guadalcanal Diary

of Love EP. For more info, see Let ‘Em In: The second annual Athens Slingshot festival is quickly approaching, and the organizers are reaching out to friendly citizens to assist with housing visiting artists. Hosts are needed Wednesday, Mar. 19–Saturday, Mar. 22. There’s a form to fill out over at, where you let organizers know that you live in a tworoom shack filled with cats—or whatever your situation may be—and indicate your level of

all honesty, only had one song (“Form a Line”) that deserved to be placed onto the band’s best-of list. It actually worked out just fine, because the group obviously needed room for the entirety of its new album, Kingdom Technology. The full-length came out this week, and it’s already threatening to surpass 2011’s Minima Moralia as Tunabunny’s defining work. The record is full of guitars that sound like breaking glass, apocalyptic dance beats and full-chord breathers. As has always been the case with Tunabunny, all the best tracks clock in at around the two-minute mark. Although I’m loath to ever really give advice on how to listen to a band, the fact is that this one is proudly and defiantly unwieldy. So, if you’ve never heard ‘em, start with the new one and then poke around with the other stuff. For more information, see and Hold the Phone: The men-of-fewwords behind Athens powerhouse The Powder Room have let slip that the group, which has been notably absent from the live scene this winter, is busy completing its long-awaited debut album. The guys will spend the rest of this month and next mixing and mastering it with engineer Joel Hatstat (Cinemechanica). The record was recorded with engineer Kyle Spence (Harvey Milk), and the plan is to release it digitally and celebrate such on May 2 at the Caledonia Lounge with louder-thanlove mind-blowers Motherfucker. That is all. If you suspect there’s more feel free to check out, visit and see for yourself. l

The Powder Room frontman Murray Attaway, whose jittery, literate vocals were as recognizable as Michael Stipe’s to college radio fans back in, uh, “the day.” Last year, Bar None Records released the essential Q’s double-CD 1984-1986: The A&M Years, which was tapped by Rolling Stone as one of the top 10 reissues of the year. Last November, the Q’s released the sharp System

willingness to help out. I kind of like the community-oriented aspect of this, and hope it works out well for all concerned. For all other information, see This is Where Their Dreams Live: When Tunabunny released its third LP, Genius Fatigue, in 2012, it was a solid listen but, in

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 much better feature film treatment than their cartoon pals Rocky and

Bullwinkle. The super smart canine, Mr. Peabody (v. Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”), and his adopted son, Sherman (v. Max Charles, young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man), travel back in time via Peabody’s WABAC machine. The duo meet Marie Antoinette, King Tut, Leonardo da Vinci (v. Stanley Tucci), Mona Lisa (v. Lake Bell) and other historical luminaries as they try to right the wrongs they have perpetrated against the space-time continuum. Burrell keeps Peabody as punny as ever, and kids will relate to Sherman’s childish, lesson teaching mistakes. The historical gags are a hit, though the dramatic narrative is structured too familiarly. And who is the target demo, kids who have never heard of these classic cartoons or the adults bound to be at least a little disappointed by the newfangled incarnations of their childhood faves? Trying to please both might not fully please either. Nonetheless, 2014 will see worse kids movies than Mr. Peabody & Sherman. 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE (R) More of a companion film than a sequel or prequel, 300: Rise of an Empire is better than the rest of the post-300 wannabes (The Immortals, Clash/Wrath of the Titans). Happening concurrently with the beautiful death of the abs of Sparta’s King Leonidas, 300:RoaE finds a new, Athenian hero in Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton). He must battle with god-king Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his gorgeous naval commander, Artemesia (Eva Green, Casino Royale), if Greek society is to survive. Though Zack Snyder isn’t around to direct, the script he cowrote allows new helmer Noam Murro (Smart People) to craft a stylistically similar movie. In other words, the entire movie looks like an extended video game cutscene. Outside of its gorgeous, violent visuals, 300 Again makes less of an impression, and its predecessor hasn’t exactly mirrored Greece for cultural legacy. Stapleton is no Gerard Butler, and none of the supporters are going to be the next Michael Fassbender. No one will remember the events of More 300 hundreds of minutes later, but it’s digital bloody fun for two hours.

also playing ABOUT LAST NIGHT (R) This remake of the 1986 movie starring Demi Moore and Rob Lowe—itself based on David Mamet’s play, “Sexual Perversity in Chicago”—finally makes the best use of the ubiquitous funnyman, Kevin Hart. Hart’s horndog, Bernie, woos, dumps and rewoos the not quite innocent Joan (Regina Hall), while his best friend, Danny (Michael Ealy), romances Joan’s BFF and roomie, Debbie (Joy Bryant from NBC’s excellent, underwatched “Parenthood”). The dialogue, adapted by Bachelorette’s Leslye Headland, flies funny and fast, especially when Hart and Hall get going. Nobody really expects much from Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink, but he gets the comic, dramatic rhythms mostly right, especially during the quick switchbacks that open the film. Sadly, the dramromcom feels longer when the pretty, likable duo of Ealy and Bryant are onscreen without Hart and Hall. Their constantly devolving courtship may be realistically portrayed, but that detail fails to make it fun to watch. Hollywood has thrown up some truly bad romcoms (chick flicks, if you must), and it’s pleasant to admit About Last Night is not one of them. The odds were in Hart’s favor that he’d finally find a movie that deserved him. AMERICAN HUSTLE (R) This fictional account of the real life ABSCAM investigation that sent several members of federal, state and local government to prison was nominated for ten Academy Awards. 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 (Jeremy Renner). Russell has proven an uncanny ability to take a great cast and


make them greater. American Hustle is a film made for ensemble cast awards; picking one standout is nearly impossible. Go see it. (Ciné) THE ART OF THE STEAL (R) Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell) is a former thief and motorcycle daredevil who decides to get back in the con game to steal an invaluable, historical book. For his final heist, Calhoun teams up with his brother Nicky, played by Matt Dillon. But when the brothers’ personal incentives get in the way, their plan defects. (Ciné) ATHENS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL The Athens Jewish Film Festival again brings quality Jewish films to Athens in its annual festival. Films scheduled for this year’s diverse lineup include something for everyone. Enjoy some docs (The Price of Kings: Shimon Peres and Numbered), lots of dramas (White Panther, The Consul of Bordeaux, Aftermath, The Ballad of the Weeping Spring, In the Shadow and Kaddish for a Friend), a TV biopic (The Jewish Cardinal) and something for the whole family (The ZigZag Kid), along with a short film competition. Each film will include a discussion and noshing. (Ciné) BAD WORDS (R) Jason Bateman makes his feature directing debut in a role seemingly written for him by first-time screenwriter Andrew Dodge. Spelling bee loser Guy Trilby (Bateman) uses a loophole—he never made it past the eighth grade—to exact revenge by winning the bee as an adult. Along the way, he befriends the friendless Chaitanya Chopra (Rohan Chand, Jack and Jill). With Kathryn Hahn, Phillip Baker Hall, Allison Janney, Mr. Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, and Mrs. Jason Bateman, Amanda Anka. ENEMY (R) Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve follows up his English language debut with another twisty thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal. In Enemy, Gyllenhaal plays Adam, a man


who discovers his doppelganger while watching a movie. The trailer implies a tense unraveling of the mysterious story surrounding the lookalikes. Its source material, a novel by Blindness author Jose Saramago, offers up more hope for this intriguing film. With Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) and Isabella Rossellini as Adam’s mother. ENDLESS LOVE (PG-13)While no one was looking, the 1981 wild teenage romance starring Brooke Shields that introduced audiences to Tom Cruise and the Diana Ross-Lionel Richie duet was remade into a rather bland new tale of teenage love. The summer after Jade Butterfield (Gabriella Wilde) graduates from high school, she meets and falls in love with David Elliot (Alex Pettyfer, whose offscreen ugliness fails to mar his onscreen charisma). Her doctor father (Bruce Greenwood, in standout villainous daddy mode) foresees the derailment of Jade’s future over this boy, so he schemes to break them up. Any audience member, be they familiar or not with Franco Zeffirelli’s original film or novelist Scott Spencer’s source material, will keep waiting for the big

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 audience eyes with their retro-future design. This film is unreservedly wonderful. (Ciné) THE LEGO MOVIE (PG) The intricate, interconnected universes built by writing-directing duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street) has an age-defying Muppetslike appeal. When generic construction mini-figure Emmet (v. Chris Pratt, who is so devilishly appealing) gets up in the morning, he follows the day’s instructions as handed down by president/overlord Business (v. Will Ferrell). Soon, Emmet gets involved with a Matrix-ian rebel group led by Vitruvius (v. Morgan Freeman), a pretty mini-fig who goes by Wildstyle (v. Elizabeth Banks) and her BF, Batman (v. Will Arnett). The LEGO Movie uses its licenses (D.C., Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings) smartly as it argues for the

Meanwhile at the Prince Avenue crosswalks… dramatic turn to come. And they will keep waiting, as this Endless Love is way more neutered than either of its predecessors. The filmmakers fail to even hide the Ross-Richie prom theme as an Easter Egg. Endless Love misses out on some prime opportunities for camp. As usual, stick with the original. Or better yet, read the book. 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” by Wreck-It Ralph scripter Jennifer Lee (who co-directed), is as Disney formulaic as they come, and the animation shines without standing out. Nonetheless, the characters are winning. The songs are catchy, as is their diegetic musical inclusion. Little kids will love Frozen, and parents who grew up on Disney classics will not feel left out in the cold. HER (R) 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

salvation of creativity. A movie made from the toy that frees the childhood (and adult) imagination has to stay on its toes in order to not diminish the property. This film, which should battle for the year’s best animated film come the next awards cycle, reconstructs the greatest childhood movie memories from the building blocks that best defined the young and not-yet-so-old generation. 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. Writer-director 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. THE MONUMENTS MEN (PG-13) The Monuments Men is a rousing World War II yarn about an unlikely platoon assigned the mission of protecting humanity’s art from history’s greatest douchebags, the Nazis. Seriously, already history’s top seed

in any Tournament of Big Bads, the Nazis were also giant d-bags who burned great works of art because they couldn’t have it. Fortunately, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban and Hugh Bonneville scoured the war-torn continent and nabbed the best stuff from those firebug Nazis and art-thieving Soviets. The true story recounted by writer-director George Clooney is a fascinating historical footnote that makes for great cinema. It’s just that this level of filmmaker and cast promises grander, award-winning cinema. The Monuments Men is seeking that level of acclaim, and the entertaining war drama delivers a mature, art-filled reboot of “Hogan’s Heroes.” l NEED FOR SPEED (PG-13) Aaron Paul truly begins the transition from television second fiddle to movie star in this adaptation of the popular racing video game franchise. Paul stars as Tobey Marshall, a race car driver recently released from prison after being framed by his wealthy partner, Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). Now Dino has placed a price on Tobey’s head as he takes part in a cross country race. Veteran stuntman turned director Scott Waugh helmed the technically superb Act of Valor. With Imogen Poots. NON-STOP (PG-13) Maybe the Liam Neeson Action Star franchise isn’t dead yet. In his latest portrayal of the deadliest daddy ever, Neeson stars as Bill Marks, a U.S. Air Marshal receiving threatening texts “on a secure network” (oooh) demanding $150 million or someone will die every 20 minutes. Neeson is joined by a big name co-star, Julianne Moore, and several recognizable bit players like Lupita Nyong’o, Michelle “Lady Mary” Dockery and Scoot McNairy; however, the real costar is the claustrophobic, transparent setting. Besides the lavatories and the cockpit, everything takes place in the various cabins of the transatlantic flight. (None of that cargo hold crap resorted to by other plane-trapped protagonists.) A more than serviceable whodunit, Non-Stop should please the millions of mystery fans as well as those moviegoers feeling there are more asses Neeson needs to kick. As usual, the reveal is never as clever as the setup, but the tense first two acts are filling if not fulfilling. Marks could be a more pleasant protag with whom to spend two hours. Fortunately, the movie rarely slows down enough for

Marks’ authoritarian abuses to outrage. I wonder if this flick will get shown on many future flights. 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. Knowing who won is a whole lot more fun when you’ve seen the nominees. (Ciné) PHILOMENA (PG-13) Two of my favorite British Stephens—Coogan and Frears—team up for what sounds pretty unintriguing from its based on a true story logline. A shamed journalist, Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), helps an old Irish woman, Philomena Lee (Judi Dench), find the child she lost to adoption 50 years earlier. Coogan, who co-wrote the script with Jeff Pope, hones his sharp wit and creates some moments of genuine emotion as his cynical journo interacts with sweet old Philomena, who is unsurprisingly embodied perfectly by Dench. The writers also sharpen their knives to carve up the Catholic Church, here represented by a few evil nuns. Shades of Coogan’s wonderful road trip comedy The Trip color Martin and Philomena’s trek to Ireland and finally America as they unravel the film’s central mystery. Let the awards mystique, not the pedestrian synopsis, draw you into Philomena. Her film is as extraordinary as her story. POMPEII (PG-13) Surprisingly, Paul W.S. Anderson’s romantic period disaster flick is a rather entertaining plebeian Gladiator rather than another comic stylish 300 wannabe. Milo (Kit Harington, Jon Snow from HBO’s excellent “Game of Thrones”), the survivor of a Celtic tribe slain by Roman General Corvus (Kiefer Sutherland, enjoying some campy villain screen time), is now a gladiator in Pompeii. Now a Senator, Corvus arrives in Pompeii to extend the reach of Emperor Titus and stalk pretty young Cassia (Emily Browning), daughter of the town chief (Jared Harris), who prefers the pretty, muscular slave. Then Mount Vesuvius erupts, and all cinematic hell breaks loose. The effects are estimable, though the picture gets a little obscure during the ashy, 3D finale. “Lost”’s Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje makes more of an impression as the local gladiatorial champion. A more dashing, old-fashioned sword and sandal pic than viewers are used to, Pompeii may please more if expectations are lowered, but with a dearth of new entertainment options at the multiplex, this flick isn’t a complete disaster.

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rather than last year’s The Family and kept McG far, far away. 12 YEARS A SLAVE (R) The very real, very powerful 12 Years a Slave recounts the devastatingly true account of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free man kidnapped and sold into slavery. Solomon’s woeful tale occurred to many other free blacks. 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 Oscar-nominated turns from Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong’o certainly stand out, though the star is, ultimately, this supremely wellconstructed film, a work that stands above nearly all its competitors. (CinÊ) VERONICA MARS (PG-13) I never thought this long-rumored project would get off the ground, but thanks to Kickstarter, Rob Thomas (not that Rob Thomas) is bringing his once teenage private eye to the big screen. Now all grown up, Veronica (Kristen Bell) returns to Neptune just in time for her high school reunion and to save Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring) from legal troubles. All the important players— from Dick to Weevil to dear old daddy Mars—are slated to return. I cannot wait. (CinÊ) THE WIND RISES (PG) Hayao Miyazaki has threatened that this will be his final film. We will see. Fortunately, we will also see The Wind Rises, a fictionalized biopic of Jiro Hirokoshi, who designed the aircraft flown by the Empire of Japan in World War II. The English voice cast is as good as usual. Joseph Gordon-Levitt voices Jiro and is joined by Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Martin Short, Werner Herzog, William H. Macy, Mandy Patinkin and Stanley Tucci.


debatably recognizable face is that of producer Roma Downey (“Touched by an Angel�), who plays Mary, Mother of Jesus. Portuguese-born Diogo Morgado is a photogenic savior with a nice smile; he recedes into Christly caricature during the climactic imprisonment and crucifixion. An obvious cash grab by “Survivor� producer Mark Burnett (Downey’s husband), Son of God merely takes advantage of an audience hungry for faith-based films (see the success of the releases from Albany’s Sherwood Pictures) by repackaging previously seen material with a few new scenes, none of them worth the price of admission. Minus a whit of believer’s passion, this film simply retells the greatest story ever told like a Greatest Hits of Jesus compilation. Most viewers will have heard this tale told before and better. 3 DAYS TO KILL (PG-13) Gallic super-producer Luc Besson again attempts to breathe action life into an aging Hollywood actor; this time, the reclamation project is Kevin Costner. While 3 Days to Kill doesn’t try to be a new Taken. Think of Costner’s weary spy as an extension of his weary athlete persona. Gruff but charming, Costner more than makes up for the nearly disastrous direction of McG (talk about a career that’s fallen off a cliff). Costner’s Ethan Renner is dying and wishes to spend his remaining time with his estranged wife (Connie Nielsen) and teenage daughter (Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit). But when mysterious beauty, Vivi (Amber Heard), offers an experimental cure in exchange for one last job (is there any other kind?), Ethan must juggle parenting with his dangerous professional obligations. The movie is a lot more fun than its generic plot or trailer let on, thanks mainly to Costner, who shines with Besson and Adi Hasak’s script, which favors a comedic tone over a grim Taken one. Everyone would have been better off had Besson directed this


RIDE ALONG (PG-13) Judging from the trailers, Kevin Hart and Ice Cube’s team up for an action comedy set in Atlanta could be worse. Hart stars as a security guard who goes on patrol with his girlfriend’s tough cop brother, played by Cube, in order to earn his blessing. Tika Sumpter (Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas) stars as the girlfriend/sister. It’s co-written by the super-funny Jason Mantzoukas (The League’s Rafi); granted, he’s one of four credited scripters. Tim Story (Barbershop, Fantastic Four) directs. ROBOCOP (PG-13) So the new Robocop kind of misses the maliciously satirical point of the original. No one will be clamoring for a remake of this technically shiny action flick in 27 years. Outside of the interstitial moments with Samuel L. Jackson’s Bill O’Reilly-ish Pat Novak, the new movie, from Elite Squad director Jose Padilha and first-time feature writer Joshua Zetumer, misses out on some prime opportunities to deride modern America. Robocop, formerly Detective Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman from AMC’s “The Killing�), does not do much Robocopping. He does solve his own murder, which is a little selfinvolved. The best Robocop remake came out in 2012 and was called Dredd; that flick had loads more of the ultraviolent, futuristic misanthropy that made Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop stand out. The newest version of Robocop is watchable with some excellent FX and design ideas (many borrowed from the original); what it definitely is not is re-watchable. SON OF GOD (PG-13) At least The Passion of the Christ was a feature film and Mel Gibson a decorated (if now crazed) filmmaker. Son of God is cobbled together from the Jesus sequences (plus more!) from the History Channel miniseries, “The Bible,� and its collection of slightly ethnic unknown actors do not benefit from the big screen treatment. The only

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art notes Film Fest Roundup Jewish Films: The sixth annual Athens Jewish Film Festival, running Sunday, Mar. 16–Wednesday, Mar. 19 at Ciné, seeks to discuss and celebrate films of Jewish interest while encouraging emerging filmmakers through a program of newly released feature films, shorts and documentaries. The festival kicks off with an opening gala on Sunday, Mar. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Georgia Theatre. The gala includes a brunch provided by The Branded Butcher and Athens Bagel Company as well as a premiere of The ZigZag Kid, a familyfriendly film about Nono, an over-imaginative, almost-13-year-old boy on the brink of his bar mitzvah who longs to be a good detective like his father. Other highlights include Numbered, a documentary about survivors who were tattooed in Auschwitz and its subcamps; The Consul of Bordeaux, a drama about Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who saved 30,000 lives during WWII; and The Jewish Cardinal, a narrative about Jean-Marie Lustiger, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew after converting to Catholicism at a young age and joining the priesthood. For a full list of movies and screening times, see the ad on p. 8.


homes; The Human Experiment, investigating the presence of untested chemicals in everyday products; More Than Honey, analyzing why bees are facing extinction worldwide; and The Ghosts in Our Machine, illuminating the lives of animals living within or rescued from the food, fashion, entertainment and research industries. The festival is centered at Ciné, with additional events taking place at the UGA Odum School of Ecology and Miller Learning Center. Admission is free for UGA students. For a complete schedule of daily events and screenings, see the ad on p. 2. Political Films: The Georgia Museum of Art is presenting four films in conjunction with “Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy.” Alfred

Women’s History Films: The UGA Institute for Women’s Studies celebrates Women’s History Month with a film series highlighting the accomplishments of female activists. A Crushing Love: Chicanas, Motherhood and Activism, screening on Monday, Mar. 17, explores the lives of five Latinas who succeeded in effecting broad-based social change as single mothers. Sisters of ‘77, set for Monday, Mar. 24, offers a window into history, detailing the first federally funded National Women’s Conference of 1977. Rough Aunties, screening on Monday, Mar. 31, takes a look at a fearless group of women with The ZigZag Kid unwavering dedication toward protecting abused children in Durban, South Africa. The free Monday series Hitchcock’s Notorious, showing on Thursday, screens at 6:30 p.m. in room 214 of the Miller Mar. 20, is a love story between the American Learning Center. daughter of a Nazi spy and a U.S. agent who hires her for an espionage mission. In Italian Films: The UGA Department of the humorous rom-com Nintochka, set for Romance Language’s sixth annual Cinecittá is Thursday, Mar. 27, a Russian woman falls for a currently underway, this year presenting films Parisian who represents the decadence she is that address resistance, insurgency and terrortrained to detest. Other selections include film ism under the clash of competing ideologies. noir The Stranger on Thursday, Apr. 3, which Piazza Fontana: the Italian Conspiracy, screenwas directed by and stars Orson Welles as an ing on Tuesday, Mar. 18, centers on the Piazza escaped Nazi war criminal, and Cradle Will Rock Fontana bombing in Milan in 1969. The Escort, on Thursday, Apr. 10, a fictionalized account set for Tuesday, Mar. 25, follows the attempts of Welles’ 1937 musical that exemplifies the of a judge to clean up a Sicilian town despite role of art and power in the 1930s. All films corrupt local politicians working hand-in-hand will be shown free of charge in the museum’s with the Mafia. Both films will be screened auditorium at 7 p.m. at 7 p.m. in room 248 of the Miller Learning Center and are free to the public. Experimental Films: The Slingshot Festival, bringing international music, art and tech Ecological Films: The sixth annual EcoFocus talks to downtown Wednesday, Mar. 19–SaturFilm Festival, scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. day, Mar. 22, will offer a showcase of experi19–Saturday, Mar. 29, presents over two dozen mental films at the Morton Theatre on Friday, films, along with speakers and panel discusMar. 21 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The program sions, intended to inform and inspire viewers includes shorts by Santiago Parres (EZO), about environmental issues such as climate Tamara LAI, Jean-Michael Rolland, Alexander change, genetically-modified foods, urban Isaenko, Anthony Stephenson, Matteo Pasin, agriculture and sustainability. Highlights APOTROPIA and Cristina Pavesi. include Tiny: A Story About Living Small, detailing the trend of designing downsized Jessica Smith



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good spirits Starr Hill Brewery With the excitement of two new breweries opening up in Athens later this year, it can be easy to lose track of beer developments happening outside of the Peach State. The latest brewery to expand sales into Georgia is Starr Hill, out of Charlottesville, VA. Its lineup will be available only on draft at first, with bottles arriving later this spring. The founder and brewmaster of SHB, Mark Thompson, is a rather enthusiastic individual. He discusses his beer and brewing with the same gusto that he used onstage at the Melting Point to sing an impromptu rendition of “I Am the Walrus” with Abbey Road Live. Flagpole: How did you get your start in brewing beer? Mark Thompson: Well, I got a biology degree from James Madison University and moved to Portland [OR] after college. This was

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the chance to brew together until now. We’ve decided to make a Belgian espresso stout called GAVA Joe (pronounced “java”). It’s more than just a collaboration between Starr Hill and Terrapin, though— Jittery Joe’s and Shenandoah Joe Coffee Roasters will each provide 50 percent of the coffee we use in the stout. In addition to the coffee, we’re going to flavor the beer with rye grain. Spike has had a lot of success brewing with rye, and I’ve been interested in using that grain for a while. GAVA Joe will be brewed in Virginia, with a release date on draft in early April in both Athens and Charlottesville. The medium-bodied stout will be 6.9% ABV. Starr Hill’s flagship beer, Northern Lights IPA (6.5% ABV), is solid overall. The aroma is pleasantly hoppy, although hopheads might be

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Melting Point · 8 p.m. · $6 (adv.), $8 (door) After disbanding his group The Tinfoil Stars and releasing a string of solo releases over the past few years, local Americana staple Dodd Ferrelle is back as frontman with a tersely named new group, March. The band, which also features Marcus Thompson, Tim Adams, Taylor Sproull and Adam Poulin, will make its live debut Thursday at the Melting Point in support of a solid if same-y debut LP, Sharing Umbrellas. The album, tracked with Ferrelle compatriot John Keane, is a tough and melodic blend of rock, country and folk, centered on the bandleader’s steady, rock-operatic voice, which ventures into Ted Leo-esque falsetto territory on tracks like the sorta-ridiculous but still fun “No Angels.” [Gabe Vodicka] MUSIC | Saturday, Mar. 15

Versatyle tha Wildchild, Young C.U.Z., L.G., Chrismis, Blacknerdninja, Stevie Miles, Wild Wolf Pack

in 1992, just as the craft beer scene in the Northwest was exploding. I’ve always loved the science behind beer, so it was a matter of being in the right place at the right time. FP: You’ve brewed a lot of award-winning beers, but have any of your recipes turned into disasters? MT: Sometimes things don’t go quite as planned, and the flavors in a finished product might not be quite what you expected. I’ve never quite had a beer turn into a disaster, though. The difficulties usually happen on the labeling side—since the beer industry is so highly regulated, the government has to approve everything that we do. It can be difficult to get a new product to market when every step has to be approved. It’s much easier on the brewing side. If something is truly awful, we can always try again. FP: When you’re not drinking Starr Hill, what’s in your glass? MT: Well, SweetWater just launched in Virginia, so I’ve been drinking a lot of their stuff. Terrapin’s always been another favorite of mine. I like Bridgeport’s beers as well; I trained under their brewmaster back in Portland. FP: You’ve got a collaboration in the works with Terrapin. What kind of beer will you be making? MT: It’s a great opportunity to work with (Terrapin brewmaster) Spike Buckowski. We’ve been friends since 2001, but we’ve never had

disappointed. (The hopheads should instead check out Double Platinum, Starr Hill’s double IPA, for a dose of the hops.) The taste of Northern Lights is more balanced than the aroma. Definitely a good beer to drink, but not an earth-shatteringly good one. The same can be said for their Grateful Pale Ale (4.7% ABV). It’s well made, with a golden color and is quite quaffable. Think Terrapin’s Recreation Ale, but lighter in color and less hoppy. This beer would go well with Georgia summers: barbecue, a baseball game and warm, sunny afternoons. While less swigable than the Grateful Pale Ale, the Taste of Honey (8.5% ABV) is much more interesting. A dark Belgian dubbel brewed with honey, this beer packs layers of flavor in a pint glass. There’s Belgian candi sugar, yeast esters, roasted malt and notes of honey that don’t overpower the palate. On the opposite end of the spectrum lies Starr Hill Pils (4.6% ABV), a cleansing, calming pilsener. It’s bright and happy, but definitely a pilsener. It’ll get the job done if you’re a fan of pilseners. The clear winner of Starr Hill’s lineup is its hefeweizen. The Love (4.7% ABV) is remarkably well done. It’s nicely effervescent, with hints of clove and other subtle spices. The Great American Beer Festival agrees, awarding the Love a silver medal in 2008. It’s more reminiscent of a true German hefeweizen than most American wheat beers and definitely worth checking out.

Caledonia Lounge · 10 p.m. · $5 (21+), $7 (18–20) Best known until now as the leader of local hip hop collective the Wild Wolf Pack, local MC Versatyle tha Wildchild steps out on his own with a statement-making new solo record, S.M.A.S.H., a slickly produced, 13-track effort engineered by talented Athens studio boss Band Boy Macho. It’s an Kokanko Sata autotune-heavy outing, largely indebted to the faceless radio-rap of Rick Ross and the like, but standouts like album centerpiece “Round and Round” also cull from the best of the dirty-South ‘90s, swaggering and darkly melodic. Versatyle will commemorate the occasion with a rare but welcome downtown hip hop showcase Saturday that also features a who’s who of underground Classic City talent, including Jefferson’s Chrismis and the ever-underrated Eugene Willis, who is now operating under the moniker Blacknerdninja. [Gabe Vodicka] MUSIC | Monday, Mar. 17

Peach Kelli Pop, Nate and the Nightmares, Timmy and the Tumblers

Green Room · 9 p.m. · $4 Peach Kelli Pop songwriter Allie Hanlon, known for her work with indie darlings The White Wires, was once based in Ottawa, Canada, but she now calls Los Angeles home. The move was a fitting one, given

her new, all-female garage-pop group’s sunny, smogged-out, bummer beach vibes. The project’s self-titled debut, out last year on garage-rock repository Burger Records, turned heads with its surfed-up sound, which was at once manic, bubbly and brash. Equally sugary, even-morestoned jams like “Surfing Everyday” (from the band’s new 7-inch, out this week on Porchcore Records) draw from Japanese girl-group weirdness and 1960s American teen-pop, but are dirtied up by shoebox production values and Hanlon’s narcotized vocal delivery. [Gabe Vodicka] PERFORMANCE | Tuesday, Mar. 18

Kokanko Sata

UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music Edge Recital Hall · 6:30 p.m. · FREE! South Mali’s Kokanko Sata is the only known female to have mastered the kamele n’goni, or “boys’ harp,” an eight-string lute with a taut, twangy sound. Knowing that men would be unlikely to share their knowledge of the instrument, which was traditionally played by hunters in special ceremonies, Sata broke taboo by building her own from a gourd and teaching herself. When Blur frontman Damon Albarn traveled to her homeland on an Oxfam-supported trip, Sata was recruited to contribute to his 2002 release of Mali Music. A few years later, she released her own self-titled album on his label, Honest Jon’s. Equipped with a warm, heartfilled voice, Sata’s Athens performance will include original compositions as well as renditions of traditional hunters’ songs from the West African savannah. [Jessica Smith] PERFORMANCE | Tuesday, Mar. 18

Women of Ireland

The Classic Center · 7:30 p.m. · $15–65 Combining the most revered elements of traditional Irish and Celtic music, song and dance within a contemporary setting, Women of Ireland is a full-stage production showcasing the talents of the country’s next generation of rising female artists. The all-female lineup of Irish step dancers, which includes three longterm lead dancers from “Riverdance” and Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance,” is amplified by live instrumentalists performing both classic and modern songs. Special acts include singing sisters Fiona, Naomi and Evangeline O’Neill, fiddle players Niamh Fahy and Niamh Gallagher, aerialist Elena Marina and lead dancer Kelly McDonnell. Created by producer-directorcomposer Eric Cunningham, Women of Ireland is choreographed by Anthony Fallon, four-time world champion of Irish solo dancing and former principal dancer of “Riverdance.” [Jessica Smith]

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Tuesday 11 CLASSES: Intro to Excel 2010 (ACC Library) In the second floor computer training room. Registration required. 10–11:30 a.m. FREE! www. FILM: The Peabody Decades: Green Eyes (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) Lloyd Dubeck returns from Vietnam with great hopes for the future, but he encounters bitter frustration, and his hopes never materialize. Disillusioned and suffering from feelings of guilt, he returns to Saigon, where he searches among thousands of war orphans for the child he fathered but left behind. 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Todd Kelly every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE!706-354-7289 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. FREE! www.choochoorestaurants. com GAMES: Movie Quotes Trivia (Max) Every Tuesday. 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! GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Presented by Dirty South Trivia. Every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0305 GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete! Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515 KIDSTUFF: Read to Rover (Oconee County Library) Beginning readers can practice by reading aloud to a furry friend. All dogs are insured and in the company of their trainers. First come, first served. 3:15 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Spring Break Tennis Program (The ACC Tennis Center) Get in the game and learn all about tennis. 9–10 a.m. (ages 5–7), 10–11 a.m. (ages 5–9), 11 a.m.–12 p.m. (ages 10–14). $10–15. 706-6133991 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. Register for a 15-minutes session. Grades K-5. 3:15–4:15 p.m. FREE! 706-7693950 LECTURES & LIT: Conservation Lecture (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Linda Hunt is the author of Bold Spirit, and James Hunt is the author of Restless Fires: John Muir’s


Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867-68. Reception includes a wine tasting. 6:30 p.m. $5. 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. Newcomers welcome. 5 p.m. FREE!

Wednesday 12 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection. 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum. org CLASSES: Irish Genealogy Webinar (ACC Library) If your family history research has turned you toward the Emerald Isle, “Some Lesser-Known Irish Resources” is for you. 2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 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. EVENTS: Rabbit Box: “Dirty Work” (The Melting Point) Hear stories from Ashley Barnes, Ophelia Culpepper, Joe Willey, Rae Sikora, David Bloyer, Robert Alan Black and Annie Prenni. For adult ears only. 7 p.m. $5. GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 GAMES: Trivia with a DJ (Your Pie, Eastside location) Open your pie hole for a chance to win cash prizes. 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll Trivia (Jerzee’s Sports Bar) Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. House cash prizes. 10 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Think you know it all? Test your knowledge every Wednesday night. 8 p.m. Both locations. 706-548-3442 GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-6130892 KIDSTUFF: Western Storytime (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Bring your boots for


a stompin’ good time. 10:30 a.m. FREE! madison KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (Oconee County Library) Watch some anime and manga, listen to J-Pop music, eat Japanese snacks and share fan art. Ages 11–18. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 LECTURES & LIT: Affordable Health Care Act Seminar (ACC Library) Cassandra Hunter, a UGA health navigator, will discuss how to apply for health care coverage through the Affordable Health Care Act and 10 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, LECTURES & LIT: Making Plans (ACC Library) Michael Walker from the Social Security Administration will discuss when and how to apply for Social Security payments. Local attorney Al Fargione will talk about planning for nursing home care and how to shield your assets from Medicaid. 2 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650,

Thursday 13 ART: Opening Reception (ARTini’s Open Art Studio, Gallery & Lounge) AthensHasArt! presents “Ways of Wandering,” which includes photography by urban explorer Rena S. Edgar and paintings by Lauren Pumphrey. Live music by Ken Will Morton. 6 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Peruvian Cuisine con Lorena (Mama Bird’s Granola) Hands-on cooking class followed by dinner. 6:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25. CLASSES: Scottish Country Dance Classes (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Easy-to-learn Scottish country dancing. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (flats, no heels). Every Thursday. 7–9 p.m. $36/semester, $3/class. EVENTS: Nature Ramblers (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group. 8:30–10 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden. EVENTS: Zumbathon (Bear Creek Middle School, Statham) Dance to help raise money for Jennifer Barnett, a former staff member of the school who suffers from a stroke experienced last year. 5:30 p.m. $5. 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

Photography by Rena S. Edgar is featured in “Ways of Wandering,” a show curated by AthensHasArt! at ARTini’s Art Lounge. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Mar. 13 at 7 p.m., and the show will be on display through Saturday, Apr. 12. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515 GAMES: Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll Trivia (The Volstead) Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. House cash prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-354-5300 GAMES: Trivia (El Azteca) Win prizes with host Todd Kelly. Every Thursday. 7:30–9 p.m. FREE! 706549-2639 GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Dirty Birds) Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. House cash prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Book Jammers (ACC Library) Children and their families are invited for stories, crafts and more. This event promotes literacy through the art of listening and helps to strengthen attention spans. For ages 6–10. 4:30 p.m. FREE! 706613-3650,

Friday 14 SPORTS: The No Name Event (Fun Galaxy) See several pro skaters at the biggest jamskating event of the year. Skaters will battle to make a name for themselves. For every T-shirt sold, $2 will be donated to the Clarke County School District. 6 p.m.–12 a.m. $15. THEATRE: Hello Dolly! (Oconee County Civic Center) Hello Dolly! is a musical that follows the story of one of the most fabulous characters on stage, Dolly Gallagher Levi. Mar. 14–15, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 15–16, 2:30 p.m. $10–15. 706-338-0239 THEATRE: Barefoot in the Park (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) Penned

by playwright Neil Simon, Barefoot in the Park is a classic comedy that takes the everyday events of a newlywed couple that don’t know each other very well and turns them into hilarity. Mar. 14–15 & Mar. 21–22, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 16 & Mar. 23, 2 p.m. $8–15. 706-283-1049

Saturday 15 ART: Stan Mullins Showcase (BMA at Home) See Mullin’s latest paintings and bronze sculptures. He is currently working on his “Crowns of Glory” sculpture with the use of augmented reality. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Suzie Q’s Scratch Biscuits & More (Mama Bird’s Granola) Learn how to cook from instructor Jerry. 1–3 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20. CLASSES: Herbal Extracts & Tinctures (Mama Bird’s Granola) Learn how to make medicinal tea blends and alcohol based extracts. Identify spring herbs and plants on a plant walk with Chris Wagoner of Moonflower Botanicals. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. (teas), 12:15–2:45 p.m. (foraging), 3–4 p.m. (extracts) $25–45. CLASSES: Holding the Light (1181 Palomino Pass, Bogart) Reiki master Barbara Locascio Aquilino leads a workshop on how to stay sane, centered and optimistic in a world that seems crazy. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. $39–49. 706-769-3187 CLASSES: Awakening to Your Divine Self Oracle Card Workshop (Rockinwood) Learn all about the deck created by an

international group of female artists, including local artist Jennifer Schnildknecht. Contact for directions. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. $60 (includes purchase of deck), $30 (without deck). 706-540-2712, EVENTS: Southern Fried Championship Wrestling (Nowell Recreation Center, Monroe) In “Shamrock Slam: The Ides of March” heavyweight champion Cody Hall faces off against “wrestling’s deadliest weapin,” Geter. Also featuring Vicious Vic Roze against King Konga with Ace Hefner, Sylar Cross and Chip Day against The Jailhouse Rocker and Marvelous Marko Polo and more. 6 p.m. $10–12. www. EVENTS: Researching American Conflicts (ACC Library) Genealogist Barbara McCay will discuss the American Revolution, War of 1812 and the Civil War. This event is co-sponsored by Clarke Oconee Genealogical Society and the Heritage Room. 2 p.m. FREE! 706613-3650, EVENTS: Naturalist’s Walk (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Take a hike around the property in search of seasonal happenings. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and binoculars. 10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615 EVENTS: Contra Dance (Memorial Park) Presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. Live music by Georgia Mudcats & Friends and calling by George Snyder. 7:30–8 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). FREE! (under 18), $8.

Sunday 16 ART: Spotlight Tour (Georgia Museum of Art) See highlights from the museum’s permanent collection on a tour led by docents. 3 p.m. FREE! FILM: Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers: Barzan (Winder Cultural Arts Center) To his neighbors, Sam

Monday 17 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. 1–4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 FILM: Women’s History Month Film Festival (Miller Learning Center, Room 214) A Crushing Love: Chicanas, Motherhood and Activism tells the story of five activist Latinas who managed to be single mothers while effecting broad-based social change. See Art Notes on p. 16. 6:30 p.m. FREE! FILM: Athens Jewish Film Festival (CinÊ BarcafÊ) Screenings of The Consul of Bordeaux (4 p.m.), The Price of Kings: Shimon Peres (6 p.m.) and Aftermath (8:30 p.m.). See Art Notes on p. 16. $7.50–9.50/ film, $35 (festival pass). www. k continued on next page


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Malkandi was the model immigrant and perfect family man. To investigators, he was a cold-blooded terrorist that represented a potential link between Iraq and the 9/11 attacks. Followed by a a reception and Q&A with the filmmakers, Alex Stonehill and Bradley Hutchinson. 6 p.m. FREE! FILM: Athens Jewish Film Festival Opening Gala Event (Georgia Theatre) Includes a catered brunch from the Branded Butcher and Athens Bagel Company, cocktails and a screening of The ZigZag Kid. See Art Notes on p. 16. 11:30 a.m. $45. FILM: Athens Jewish Film Festival (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) Screenings of The Jewish Cardinal (4 p.m.) and White Panther (7 p.m.). See Art Notes on p. 16. $7.50–9.50/film, $35 (festival pass). www.athensjff. org GAMES: Trivia (Amici) Test your skills. 9 p.m. 706-353-0000 GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Troubadour Bar & Grill) Trivia provided by Dirty South Trivia. Play for house cash prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Buffalo’s CafĂŠ) “Brewer’s Inquisition,â€? trivia hosted by Chris Brewer every Sunday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655, www. GAMES: Trivia (The Capital Room) Every Sunday! Hosted by Evan Delany. First place wins $50 and second place wins $25. 8 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Paperback Fiction Book Club (Avid Bookshop) Drop in for a discussion of The Dinner by Herman Koch. Group meets the third Sunday of every month. 6:15 p.m. FREE! www. OUTDOORS: Full Moon Hike Series (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) See the Garden come alive at night. Each hike will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations or nocturnal creatures. Meet at the fountain in front of the Visitor’s Center for a two-mile walk. 8–9:30 p.m. $5. THEATRE: Hello Dolly! (Oconee County Civic Center) See Friday listing for full description Mar. 14–15, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 15–16, 2:30 p.m. $10–15. 706-338-0239 THEATRE: Barefoot in the Park (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) See Friday listing for full description Mar. 14–15 & Mar. 21–22, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 16 & Mar. 23, 2 p.m. $8–15. 706-283-1049






EVENTS: Composting Workday & Workshop (West Broad Market Garden) Learn about composting systems and the market’s community compost drop off site. Bring your gardening clothes and your notebook. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: St. Patrick’s Day Party (The Melting Point) See dance performances by the Drake School of Irish Dancing and traditional Irish and Celtic music performed by Repent at Leisure, Emerald Road and Calico Jig. Followed by a raucous tribute to The Pogues by The Knockouts. 5 p.m. $5–10. www. GAMES: Shadowfist Tournament (Tyche’s Games) Multiplayer format. Promotional cards will be given to all players. A workshop on how to play the Shadowfist Dynamic Card Game will be held at 4 p.m. 12 p.m. $1. KIDSTUFF: Story Time with Miss Rachel (Avid Bookshop) For all ages. Held every Saturday. 10:30 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Tough Princesses (Oconee County Library) Real princesses are smart, strong, tough and they love books. Learn about some very cool princesses and make a fun craft. For ages 3–11. Register by Mar. 13. 10:30 a.m. FREE www. KIDSTUFF: Nature Trading Post (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Trade one or two objects found in nature for points or other nature objects in the center’s collection. 11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615 KIDSTUFF: National AfricanAmerican Read-in (ACC Library) Guest reader Mrs. Mary Sims, a retired educator and black history enthusiast, will present an enthralling rendition of Aunt Flossy’s Hats, a children’s book written by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard. 12–1:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Saturday at the Rock (Rock Eagle 4H Center, Eatonton) Spend the morning in a pioneer’s shoes at Rock Eagle’s historic Scott Site, an early 1900’s-era homestead. Activities include cutting shingles from tree rounds with a froe and maul and sawing trees with a crosscut saw. 9:30–11:30 a.m. $5. www. KIDSTUFF: Saint Patrick’s Snake Day (Memorial Park, Bear Hollow Zoo) Learn cool facts, dispel a few myths and encounter live snakes. Don’t forget to wear green. 2–5 p.m. FREE! 706-616-3616 LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Avid Bookshop) YA writer Sarah Mlynowski is the author of Don’t Even Think About It and Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have). 6:30 p.m. FREE! THEATRE: Hello Dolly! (Oconee County Civic Center) See Friday listing for full description Mar. 14–15, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 15–16, 2:30 p.m. $10–15. 706-338-0239 THEATRE: Barefoot in the Park (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) See Friday listing for full description Mar. 14–15 & Mar. 21–22, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 16 & Mar. 23, 2 p.m. $8–15. 706-283-1049

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THE CALENDAR! GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Highwire Lounge) Athens’ toughest trivia. $100 grand prize every week! All ages. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8997 GAMES: Rock and Roll Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Get a team together and show off your extensive music knowledge! Hosted by Jonathan Thompson. 9 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: St. Paddy’s Leprechaun Program (Rocksprings Community Center) Make green cookies and crafts and search for hidden leprechauns throughout the center. 4:30 p.m. $2–3. rocksprings 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, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 10–18. Registration required. 4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706613-3650, ext. 329 KIDSTUFF: Open Playtime (ACC Library) Children ages 1–3 and their caregivers can come play with toys and meet friends. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Luck of the Irish (Lay Park) Explore the history, superstitions and celebration traditions of St. Patrick’s Day. Wear green. For ages 6–12. 6 p.m. $3–5. KIDSTUFF: Chocolate Tasting Party (Oconee County Library) Compete in chocolate related games and earn prizes. For ages 11–18. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, MEETINGS: Local Business Forum (The World Famous) Commission candidate Melissa Link hosts a forum with representatives of locally-owned businesses to discuss the challenges and rewards of owning, managing and working for a small business. 3 p.m. FREE! www. PERFORMANCE: UGA Saxophone Studio Spring Recital (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) This recital will feature students of Hugh Hodgson School of Music professor Connie Frigo performing exciting original compositions and inspired arrangements for massed soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass saxophones. 8 p.m. FREE!

Tuesday 18 CLASSES: Introduction to MS Word 2010 (ACC Library) In the computer training room. Call to register. 10–11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-6133650, 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., FILM: The Peabody Decades: 1990s Potpourri (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections


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Libraries) This installment’s theme is “Defining Women.” See clips from “Ellen,” “The Simpsons,” “Sex and the City” and more. Followed by a conversation between student curator Brittney Belt and Lori Johnston (Grady ‘95). 6:30 p.m. FREE! FILM: Italian Film Series (Miller Learning Center, Room 248) Piazza Fontana: the Italian Conspiracy follows the terrorist attack that occured in Milan in 1969. See Art Notes on p. 16. 7 p.m. FREE! www.rom. FILM: Athens Jewish Film Festival (Ciné Barcafé) Screenings of Numbered (4 p.m.), The Ballad of the Weeping Spring (6:30 p.m.) and In the Shadow (8:30 p.m.). See Art Notes on p. 16. $7.50–9.50/film, $35 (festival pass). www.athensjff. org GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Todd Kelly every Tuesday. 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: Entertainment Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Presented by Dirty South Trivia. Every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0305 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 (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! Win house cash prizes with host Todd Kelly. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.choochoorestaurants. com GAMES: Movie Quotes Trivia (Max) Every Tuesday. 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-254-3392 LECTURES & LIT: Nathalie Handal (Ciné Barcafé) The Willson Center presents poet, playwright and scholar Nathalie Handal for a reading. Introduction and discussion with poet and UGA English professor Ed Pavlic. This event is part of the Willson Center’s Georgia Global Initiative series. 7 p.m. FREE! www. PERFORMANCE: Women of Ireland (The Classic Center) This performance features female vocalists, instrumentalists and aerialists celebrating Ireland. See Calendar Pick on p. 18. 7:30 p.m. $15–65. 706-357-4444, PERFORMANCE: Kokanko Sata Doumbia (UGA Robert G. Edge Recital Hall) Mali musician Kokanko Sata Doumbia is the only known female to have mastered the kamelen ngoni, or “boys’ harp.” See Calendar Pick on p. 18. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. PERFORMANCE: Timothy Adams Jr. Percussion Performance (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) This final performance of the 2013-2014 Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series will feature a varied program of exciting music for percussion. 8 p.m. $5 (w/ student ID), $10. 706-542-4400,

Wednesday 19 ART: Artful Conversation (Georgia Museum of Art) Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, leads an indepth discussion of “Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy.” 2


p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum. org 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: Adult Tumbling (Bishop Park, Athens Clarke Gymnastics Academy) Adult tumbling is for anyone 15 years or older. Every Wednesday through Apr. 23. 7–8:25 p.m. $10. 706-613-3589 EVENTS: Athens Mayoral Debate (Miller Learning Center, Room 171) Mayor Nancy Denson will debate challenger Tim Denson at a UGA Young Democrats meeting. 6:15

GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-6130892 GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Think you know it all? Test your knowledge every Wednesday night. 8 p.m. Both locations. 706-548-3442

Daniel Silk will lead a discussion on Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www. LECTURES & LIT: Talking About Books (ACC Library) This month’s title is Cleopatra:A Life by Stacy Shiff. Newcomers are welcome. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, MEETINGS: “Have You Had a Spiritual Experience?” (UGA Tate Student Center, Room 481) An open discussion for all faiths to share profound experiences and thoughts on karma and reincarnation. 7–8 p.m. FREE! www. PERFORMANCE: Celtic Nights (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) This show features vocalists against a thundering backdrop of dancing and

music beats and ornate instrumentation. THE ELECTRIC NATURE Psychrock/electro duo from Athens. The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www. APPALACHIAN RHYTHM A blend of instrumental and vocal tunes in the Appalachian folk and bluegrass traditions. New Earth Athens Project Safe Benefit. 8 p.m. CARL LINDBERG Local Latin jazz bassist performs a 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 week’s showcase of singersongwriter talent, featuring Boo Ray and The Waymores.

Wednesday 12 Boar’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. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar. com MOTHERS Local songwriter Kristine Leschper performs gorgeous, haunting folk tunes. LOBO MARINO Originally from Richmond, VA, Jameson Price and Laney Sullivan make original music that reflects their travels. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. GHOST TREES Saxophonist Brent Bagwell and drummer Seth Nanaa will be joining Dan Nettles of Kenosha Kid for a jazz performance. Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! New Earth Athens 9 p.m. FREE! www.newearthmusichall. com ELEMENTS A weekly dance night with drink specials and DJs.

“Rugs of the Caucasus” is currently on display at the Georgia Museum of Art through Sunday, Apr. 27. p.m. FREE! ugayoungdemocrats FILM: Ecofocus at UGA (Miller Learning Center, Room 102) Kick off the EcoFocus weekend with a screening of The Ghosts in Our Machine, followed by a brief discussion. 7 p.m. FREE! FILM: Athens Jewish Film Festival Closing Ceremony (Ciné Barcafé) The closing party includes presentations of winning short films and an awards ceremony. Followed by a screening of Kaddish for a Friend. See Art Notes on p. 16. 5 p.m. $7.50–9.50, $35 (festival pass), GAMES: Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll Trivia (Jerzee’s Sports Bar) Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. House cash prizes. 10 p.m. FREE! www.

GAMES: Trivia with a DJ (Your Pie, Eastside location) Open your pie hole for a chance to win cash prizes. 7 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Teen Council Meeting (ACC Library) Teens can come together to discuss plans for the ACC Library’s teen department’s collections and programs. Pick up application forms at the front desk. Ages 11-18. This month the group will focus on ideas for the summer. 4–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: St. Patrick’s Day Storytime (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Celebrate the holiday with songs, stories and a craft. For ages 5 & under. 10:30 a.m. FREE! madison LECTURES & LIT: Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys Book Discussion (ACC Library) Dr. P

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LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 11 Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 HURRICANES OF LOVE Experimental group from Boston that describes its music as “spiritual mountain psych gangsta folk.” LAVENDER HOLYFIELD New project from local musicians Charlie Key, Greg O’Connell and Jake Merrick. DONE GONE Local psych/folk/drone outfit. CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world

New Earth Athens 8 p.m. $10. www.newearthmusichall. com OPEN MIC Showcase your skills onstage and participate in a meetand-greet with rapper Pastor Troy. The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Porterhouse Grill 7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join Nicholas Wiles, Drew Hart and Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday 13 Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singersongwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and

company play a “mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, traveldriven lyrics.”

Walker’s Coffee & Pub 9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1433 KARAOKE Every Thursday!

Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. FREE ASSOCIATES Local garagerock band that experiments with noise and attitude. ZULU WAVE Noisy, psych-prog band from Tampa, FL. WET GARDEN Erotic guitar and keyboard jams from local electronic psych duo. COME ON TOKYO Local psych-rock band.

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Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www. REVEREND DEBRUHL Steeped in the heritage of strong guitar leads, powerful vocals and a pocket rhythm section, this local rock quartet plays a bluesy Southern style with jazz and jam-inspired sounds.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. HELEN SCOTT This local band plays folky, psychedelic, slightly off-kilter pop. LITTLE BROTHERS Solo folk sounds from Ryan Gray Moore (Brothers). FREE HAND Charlie Key and John Fernandes team up for an improvheavy set.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John “Dr. Fred” Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Green Room 8 p.m. $4. THE PLAGUE Dark and visceral rock and roll group. THE STARLITE DEVILLES Local, passionate country-rock outfit. SEHRMANN A mix of progressive rock, folk, indie and everything inbetween (formerly known as Cedar Waxwing). Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com JAZZ JAM Some of our town’s most talented jazz musicians have been getting together to make America’s music at this monthly happening. Bring your axe and join us, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear. Max 9 p.m. FREE! (21+), $5 (under 21). 706-254-3392 IMPETUS A weekly metal mashup/ electro/trash/EBM/’80s/industrial dance and video party put on by local DJ collective BeatmatchedHearts. Hear metal remixed future-style, along with hits from the ‘80s and a blend of current underground dance tunes geared towards the rowdy and darker side of club life. The Melting Point 8 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door). MARCH The new group led by songwriter Dodd Ferrelle and featuring Marcus Thompson, Tim Adams, Taylor Sproull and Adam Poulin. CD release show! See Calendar Pick on p. 18. DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin. BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals. Troubadour Bar & Grill 8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8188 KARAOKE Sing your heart out, every Thursday!

Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. THE GRAWKS New local garagepunk band. THE HEAD Jangly indie rock trio. THE QUICK WIZARD Local rock duo inspired by The Melvins. ART CONTEST Math-rock band from South Carolina.

Georgia Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884 JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He’ll be joined by fiddler Adam Poulin. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins ‘60s pop/soul and punk rock. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. ELIOT BRONSON Folk songwriter from Atlanta. CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana. DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! lkshuffleclub LIVE TRANSMISSION Local Joy Division cover band featuring members of Harsh Words and Ottercakes. OTTERCAKES Solo project (sometimes featuring special guests) of singer-songwriter Jimi Davidson (Space Parade). LIBERATOR New local three-piece rock band. JINX REMOVER Formerly known as Close Talker, this local band plays driving, melodic indie rock. The Melting Point 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www. THE SWIMMING POOL Q’S Legendary Atlanta/Athens new wave group that came up concurrently with the B-52s and Pylon. See story on p. 11. MURRAY ATTAWAY Lead singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter of the legendary Atlanta band Guadalcanal Diary. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 THE PINE BOX DWELLERS “Swamp-rock” band from Waycross, GA. The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840 REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. 9 p.m. 706-546-0840 THE BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock trio.

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THE CALENDAR! Troubadour Bar & Grill 8 p.m. $3. STONE KIDS Local rock band.

Saturday 15 Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. A little bit of the Gulf Coast comes to Athens VERSATYLE THA WILDCHILD The local MC and leader of the Wild TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT Wolf Pack celebrates the release of TUESDAY, MARCH 11TH his new album, with support from Service Industry Night L.G., Young C.U.Z., Chrismis, Blacknerdninja, Stevie Miles WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12TH and the Wild Wolf Pack. See Ghost Trees Calendar Pick on p. 18. with Dan Nettles (of Kenosha Kid) Cutters Pub THURSDAY, MARCH 13TH 10 p.m. 706-353-9800 LULLWATER Polished local alternaJazz Jam tive rock band that explores grunge FRIDAY, MARCH 14TH and Southern rock. THE WOODGRAINS Local band that Eliot Bronson plays a blend of funk, rock and soul Cortez Garza featuring three vocalists and charisDrew Kohl matic harmonies.


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Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 RYAN POWER Experimental pop singer-songwriter from Burlington, VT. WILD OF NIGHT Local band playing soaring, experimental new ageinspired chamber-pop. LAVENDER HOLYFIELD New project from local musicians Charlie Key, Greg O’Connell and Jake Merrick. ANTLERED AUNTLORD Fuzzpop guitar/drums project of local producer and songwriter Jesse Stinnard. Green Room 9 p.m. GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix tribute act. WHAM BAM BOWIE BAND David Bowie cover band out of Asheville. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. THE GREEN FLAG BAND Playing traditional Irish music.

been performing his blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar around Athens and Atlanta for the past few years. The World Famous 10 p.m. FREE! PARTIAL CINEMA Formally known as Talkingto, this local group takes influences from funk, indie rock, dance and classical music to inspire wild fits of dancing, vibing and grooving. MAMA-FIKI Local jam-influenced fusion band. FLIGHT OF IDEAS Local experimental hip hop duo.

Sunday 16 Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. CARTER SAMPSON Folk and Americana songwriter from Oklahoma City. KYSHONA ARMSTRONG Soulful singer-songwriter with a rootsy, bluesy sound.



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Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. WAYFARER STATE Trey Yip travels the world playing narrative-driven folk and blues tunes. DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music. BRIAN DINIZIO Guitarist and singersongwriter who plays simple, uplifting folk. 40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5. 10 FINGERS STRONG Hardcore metal that also delves into rapcore in the style of Rage Against the Machine. VERTICALLY CHALLENGED Metal band from Winder. DEAD RITES Band from Atlanta that combines the energy and intensity of punk and old-school heavy metal with brooding, gothic vocal melodies. CROOKED GEAR Prog-metal band from Atlanta. Georgia Bar 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884 WICKED KING Formerly known as Kill the School, this local band says it will “summon all the greatest knights of the land to engage in bloody sport for his entertainment.�

Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! lkshuffleclub KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out. Max 10 p.m. 706-254-3392 THE DICTATORTOTS These longtime Athenian chaos-cultivators stomp about and trash the night with postgrunge grooves. THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band. The Melting Point 5 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www. ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY Featuring Irish music from Repent at Leisure, Emerald Road and Calico Jig, followed by a raucous tribute to The Pogues by The Knockouts. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 NOMADIC Electronic-tinged jam-rock band from Boone, NC. The Office Lounge 10 p.m. 706-546-0840 RICK FOWLER Original guitar-driven blues-rock. Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND From rock to reggae, Americana to experimental, Halem Albright has

Pizza Hut 8–10 p.m. FREE! (Baxter Street location) KARAOKE Choose from over 13,000 songs with host Kevin Cody. Every Sunday. The World Famous Beers! Bands! Brunch! 12:30 p.m. FREE! www.theworldfamousathens. com MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies. The World Famous 8 p.m. www.theworldfamousathens. com KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local sevenpiece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.

Monday 17 Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. CIRCULATORY SYSTEM Longrunning local psychedelic rock ensemble featuring members of the Olivia Tremor Control. NEW BUMS New psych-folk duo featuring members of Six Organs of Admittance and Skygreen Leopards. See story on p. 12.

AMY GODWIN Experimental folk songwriter from Atlanta. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www. SCOTT LOW AND THE SOUTHERN BOUILLON New project from the former Efren frontman, featuring Doyle Williams (Rehab), Clint Swords and Mike Strickland. CHRIS MOORE Bluesy local singersongwriter.

DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays grunge- and shoegazeinspired rock tunes. Green Room 9 p.m. SAINT RICH A not-so-side powerpop project from members of New Jersey’s Delicate Steve. SEMICIRCLE A side project from Reptar’s Andrew McFarland. 100 WATT HORSE Kindhearted Atlanta folk act.

The Globe 10 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721 THE DONNER PARTY Mostlyonce-a-year Pogues cover band from Globe employees (and exemployees) delivering the hallowed electricity that made the group an all-time Irish classic.

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www. THE STRAY BIRDS Up-and-coming folk trio out of Pennsylvania. HOG-EYED MAN Local instrumental duo that plays traditional Appalachian music.

Green Room 9 p.m. $4. PEACH KELLI POP Quirky femalefronted garage-pop group from California. See Calendar Pick on p. 18. NATE & THE NIGHTMARES Local garage-punk band fronted by Cars Can Be Blue’s Nate Mitchell and featuring local band Free Associates. TIMMY & THE TUMBLERS Tim Schreiber (The Lickity-Splits) howls and spasms and literally tumbles over garage-y rock anthems and retro-inspired pop songs.

New Earth Athens Project Safe Benefit. 8 p.m. CARL LINDBERG / GRO/ CONSCIOUS See Tuesday’s listing for full description Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this week’s showcase of singersongwriter talent, featuring Rollin’ Home, Harp Unstrung and Dan Tedesco.

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Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! The Melting Point 7:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door), $10 (w/ UGA ID). THE DUHKS Energetic country/traditional group out of Canada that has reunited after a three-year hiatus. HOLY GHOST TENT REVIVAL Fast rock and roll from North Carolina accompanied by lots of horns and wailing. New Earth Athens 8 p.m. CRYSTAL BRIGHT & THE SILVER HANDS From the whimsical sounds of the accordion, saw and adungu to the enchanting voice of Spanish amor, Crystal Bright delights the senses with a kaleidophrenic cabaret of music for all ages. 9 p.m. FREE! www.newearthmusichall. com ELEMENTS A weekly dance night with drink specials and DJs. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 THE MCLOVINS Four-piece jam band from Hartford, CT.


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The Stray Birds play the Melting Point on Tuesday, Mar. 18. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night every Monday. Little Kings Shuffle Club 6 p.m. FREE! lkshuffleclub REPENT AT LEISURE Local traditional Irish band. The Melting Point 7 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www. THE GREEN FLAG BAND Playing traditional Irish music. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH DREW HART Local musician and Juice Box bassist leads a jam session.

Tuesday 18 Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 NURTURE Local post-hardcore trio featuring screamed vocals, chunky guitar and explosive rhythms.

Wednesday 19 Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES SINGERSONGWRITER SHOWCASE Rock out at this open mic. Contact Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. PADRE Local indie band featuring members of Dana Swimmer. Georgia Theatre Athens Slingshot. 8 p.m. TINARIWEN Based in Mali, Africa, this group plays desert-folk inspired by the struggle of the Touareg people. (10:30 p.m.) THE MELODIC Young English Afropop band with a politically minded message. (8 p.m.) Green Room 10 p.m. $3. www.greenroomathens. com UNIVERSAL SIGH Local progressive-funk jam band. SQUISCH Local jam band that shuffles through a plethora of genres.

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Porterhouse Grill 7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join Nicholas Wiles, Drew Hart and Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.


Second Annual 5k Run/Walk Friday, March 28 at Midnight Begins at St. Joseph Catholic Church and runs through the beautiful Boulevard district of Athens!



$100 for First Place Male & Female $50 for First Place Masters Male & Female Age Group Awards given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Finishers

REGISTRATION $20 pre-registration through March 13 $25 registration fee after March 13 - Race Day Online registration at Race-day registration opens at 10:00pm [T-shirts guaranteed to runners who register by March 13]

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ART AAAC Seeking Applicants (Athens, GA) The Athens Area Arts Council is seeking applicants to fill a two-year term beginning in May. Projects include establishing an online artist directory, a fall arts festival, lunch and learn sessions and more. Requirements include a minimum of five hours a month. Send a resume and paragraph explaining why you should be selected. Deadline Apr. 1. 706-206-3055, Call for Artists (Farmington Depot Gallery) Now accepting applications for artists interested in participating in the galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Festifool Festival on Mar. 29â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. Contact peterlooseart@ International Artist Workshop (Lyndon House Arts Center) 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. Workshop include breakfast, lunch and art excursions. Call to reserve a spot. Mar. 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;22, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $575. 706-613-3623, ext. 225

CLASSES 2014 Athens Small Business Summit (The Classic Center) The summit includes educational breakout sessions, resources, experienced speakers and networking opportunities. Register by Apr. 15. Summit on Apr. 24. $79â&#x20AC;&#x201C;129. www. Aikido Beginnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Weekend (Thrive) Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed for practitioners to use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury. Apr. 5, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. & Apr. 6, 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $70. www.aikidocenterof Bikram Hot Yoga (Bikram Yoga Athens) Classes in hot yoga are offered seven days a week. Beginners welcome. 706-353-9642,

Bloom into Your New Life (Over the Moon Creative Possibilities) Welcome spring with a creative mixed-media activity. Includes materials. Registration required. Mar. 22, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. $30. 706-540-2717, jenniferschild Clay Classes (Good Dirt) Spring term begins Mar. 17 and offers eight-week courses. Weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Try Clayâ&#x20AC;? classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wheel every Friday from 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Try Clayâ&#x20AC;? classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $20. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homeschool Clayâ&#x20AC;? Fridays, Mar. 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 9, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. $160. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stress-free Beginnings in Clay.â&#x20AC;? Thursdays, Mar. 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 8, 9:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. 706-355-3161, Dance Classes (Floorspace) Sulukule Bellydance presents classes in bellydancing, Bollywood dance, theatrical â&#x20AC;&#x153;bellyesque,â&#x20AC;? and Middle Eastern drumming. Visit website for schedule. www.floor


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MARTHA Martha had her eyes closed in contentment in EVERY photo because she was just so happy to be rubbed and loved on. She may be the cuddliest cat ever, just full of love and appreciation. She has a funny, little squeak of a meow. She needs someone willing to take her to a vet to treat conjunctivitis in the near future. She will more than repay her lucky new owner with adoration.

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Works by Thornton Dial are on display in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Georgia and Beyond: Southern Self-taught Art, Past and Present,â&#x20AC;? on display at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center through Sunday, Apr. 13. 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 Georgia Master Naturalist (Various Locations) Explore habitats, ecosystems and the natural environments of Georgia through lectures and hands-on field studies. Register by Mar. 20. Every Friday, Apr. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 30. $185. clarke/anr KORU Mindfulness Class for Emerging Adults (Mind Body Medicine Network) Decrease stress, worry less, enjoy better sleep and build self-confidence by learning to use mindfulness strategies. For ages 18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;29. Sundays, Mar. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Apr. 13, 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:15 p.m. $15/session. www. Knitting Classes (Community) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Knitting in the Roundâ&#x20AC;? is for students with basic skills. Mar. 18 & Mar. 25, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $40. 706316-2067, www.shopcommunity Letterpress & More (Smokey Road Press) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Linkstitch Binding.â&#x20AC;? Mar. 15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $180. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coptic Binding.â&#x20AC;? Mar. 29â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 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. Lifeguard Certification (Athens YWCO) Become a certified lifeguard through a three-day training course. Registration required, Mar. 21, 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m., Mar. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;23, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $200â&#x20AC;&#x201C;250. 706-3547880, Mac Workshops (PeachMac) Frequent introductionary courses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intro to iPad.â&#x20AC;? Mar. 15, 22 or 29, 10 a.m. & Mar. 17, 6 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intro

to Mac.â&#x20AC;? Mar. 19, 10 a.m. & Mar. 24, 6 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intro to iPhoto.â&#x20AC;? Mar. 13 or Mar. 27, 6 p.m. FREE! 706208-9990, workshops Marital Arts (Live Oak Martial Arts, Bogart) Traditional and modern-style Taekwondo, self-defense, grappling and weapons classes for adults, children and families. Taught by eight-time AAU National Champion, master Jason Hughes. Oil Painting Classes (MAGallery) Sam Traina instructs on how to paint landscapes and still lifes, as well as how to blend the tonal values of colors. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. $120/mo. or $40/class. 706-342-9360 Printmaking Workshops (Double Dutch Press) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Woodcut: One Color, Two Parts.â&#x20AC;? Mar. 5 & 12, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $65. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stampmaking.â&#x20AC;? Mar. 8, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. $35. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tea Towels! One Color Screenprinting.â&#x20AC;? Mar. 15, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. $50. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Posters! Two Color Screenprinting.â&#x20AC;? Mar. 20, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. & Mar. 27, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $75. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Fun: Monotypes.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 15, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. $40. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Linocut: One Color, Two Parts.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 16 & 23, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $65. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Totes! One Color Screenprinting.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 19, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. $50. Check website for full descriptions and to register. Quilting (Sewcial Studio) Quilting classes for beginner to advanced students cover both traditional and modern projects. 706-247-6143, Yoga (Mama Birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Granola) With instructor Moira. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7/class. www.mamabirds Yoga for Musicians (Healing Arts Centre, Sangha Yoga Studio) This class is designed to meet the unique needs of musicians


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HELP OUT American Veterans (Athens, GA) Drive VA furnished vehicles to transport vets living with disabilities to local clinics and Augusta hospitals. Weekdays, 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m., once or twice a month. 706-202-0587 Human Rights Fest (Nuçiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space) Seeking volunteers to help out with the 36th annual Human Rights Festival on May 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4. Meetings held at Nuciâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Check website for details. 706-424-8699, www.face Williams Farm Work Days (Williams Farms, 481 Ruth St.) Help Williams Farm prepare for the spring season. Mar. 15, Mar. 27 and Mar. 28, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. 706-613-0122,

KIDSTUFF Canopy Spring Break Mini Camps (Canopy Studio) Canopy Studio is offering two camps for ages 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;17. Mar. 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;14 & Apr. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. $175/week. www.




by preventing or rehabilitating performance-related injuries and reducing anxiety. Tuesdays, 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www. Zumba (Mama Birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Granola) With instructor Maricela. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7. www.mamabirdsgranola. com Zumba in the Garden (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) A dynamic fitness program infused with Latin rhythms. Every Wednesday, 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30 p.m. $70/10 classes.

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Gymnastics Summer Camp Registration (Bishop Park) Registration begins Mar. 22 for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kidventures Mini-Campsâ&#x20AC;? for ages 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Camp-a-palooza Day Campsâ&#x20AC;? for ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. Camps take place June 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Aug. 1. 706-6133589, camps Soccer Buddies (Athens YWCO) These classes serve as an introduction to soccer skills for ages 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mar. 18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Apr. 22. $50â&#x20AC;&#x201C;60. 706-354-7880, Summer Camps (Good Dirt) Now enrolling for pottery camps in clay sculpting, wheel throwing and glass fusing. For ages 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. Camps begin May 19. Visit website for details. Tech Talent South Youth Code Camp (Four Athens) Kids will learn the basics of HTML language, animation and how to code simple programs. Email to register. Mar. 22, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. $95.

Yoga Sprouts (Memorial Park) Yoga, breathing exercises and creative movement can increase coordination, balance and self-confidence. For ages 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6. Tuesdays, Mar. 18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 6, 3:45â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4:45 p.m. $50â&#x20AC;&#x201C;75. 706-613-3580

SUPPORT 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 addresses issues that bisexual men may deal with in their lives. Mondays, 6 p.m. $10. 706-351-6024 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

ART AROUND TOWN ALWAYS BAKED GOODIES (723 Baxter St.) Colorful abstract paintings by Maria Nissan. Through April. AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Brooke Davidsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;51 Shades of Greyâ&#x20AC;? is a mixed media study using watercolor and ink techniques. Through March. ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) Paintings by Mary Porter, Greg Benson, Dortha Jacobson and others. Art quilts by Elizabeth Barton and handmade jewelry by various artists. ARTINIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ART LOUNGE (296 W. Broad St.) Curated by AthensHasArt!, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hidden Utopias,â&#x20AC;? features paintings by Lauren Pumphrey and photography by Rena S. Edgar. Opening reception Mar. 13. Through Apr. 12. 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. ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watercolor in the Lives of 10 Womenâ&#x20AC;? 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. AURUM STUDIOS (125 E. Clayton St.) Artwork by third graders at Whitehead Elementary. Through March. THE BRANDED BUTCHER (225 N. Lumpkin St.) Paintings and drawings by Sanithna Phansavanh and paintings by Lela Burnet. Through March. CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) In â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wrack and Ruin and the Creative Response: A Cautionary Environmental Tale,â&#x20AC;? visual artist Betsy Cain explores environmental conservation. Through Mar. 12. DONDEROâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Paintings on silk and prints on paper by RenĂŠ Shoemaker. Through March. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Acrylic paintings by Earl Miller. Through March. ELLISON, WALTON & BYRNE (2142 W. Broad St.) Oil paintings by Dortha Jacobson. Through Apr. 17. FARMINGTON DEPOT GALLERY (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 14 artists, the gallery exhibits paintings, sculpture, folk art, ceramics and fine furniture. Permanent collection artists include John Cleaveland, Matt Alston, Michael Pierce and more. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why We Love Birdsâ&#x20AC;? features the works of Leigh Ellis and Peter Loose. Reception Mar. 21. Currently on display through Apr. 30. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Emileigh Ireland. Through March. FRONTIER UPFRONT GALLERY (193 E. Clayton St.) An installation of art, wearables and interior designs by textile artist RenĂŠ Shoemaker. Reception Mar. 22. Through March. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) In the Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wonderlandâ&#x20AC;? features works by Sean Abrahams, Nina Barnes, Michele Chidster, Eleanor Davis, Ann Marie Manker, Jiha Moon and Cobra McVey. Through Mar. 23. â&#x20AC;˘ In the GlassCube, a site-specific installation by Liselott Johnsson called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hello Polly! This is Your Nine Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Clock Wake Up Call!â&#x20AC;? Through Mar. 23. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Not Polite to Stare,â&#x20AC;? three short pieces of video art themed on voyeurism. Through Mar. 20. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;John Greenman Photographs.â&#x20AC;? Through Mar. 30. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Silent Cities of Peru: Archaeological Photographs by Fernando La Rosa.â&#x20AC;? Through Mar. 30. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy.â&#x20AC;? Through Apr. 20. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rugs of the Caucasus.â&#x20AC;? Through Apr. 27. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Selections in the Decorative Arts.â&#x20AC;? Through June 29. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids Art Showâ&#x20AC;? includes works by students at Barrow Elementary. Through Mar. 29. HEIRLOOM CAFE AND FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Works by local quilt maker Sarah Hubbard. Through April. HENDERSHOTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Small geometric paintings by Lou Kregel. Through March. JITTERY JOEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) Acrylic paintings by Brian Shields. Through March. JITTERY JOEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DOWNTOWN (297 E. Broad St.) Folk art by Leonard Piha and prints by Jamie Collins. Through March.

provided. 706-543-3331 (hotline), 706-613-3357, ext. 771 National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (Central Presbyterian Church) Family and consumer support groups are held every Monday at 7 p.m. FREE! 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, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-3331 (hotline), 706-613-3357, 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 Athens Area Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Baseball League (Lay Park) The 2014 AAMBL season starts in April. Draft occurs on Mar. 22. Rails Girls Athens (Four Athens) Rails Girls is an international organization that helps introduce people to the world of coding and development. Workshop Apr. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5. Spring Book Sale (Madison County Library, Danielsville) The annual sale raises funds for the library. Held daily through Mar. 16. 706-795-5597 Sprockets International Music Video Festival (Athens, GA) Sprockets is now accepting submissions of music videos to be screened at the Georgia Music Video Show and Sprockets International Music Video Show in July. Early deadline Apr. 1. Late deadline Apr. 15. $25. sprocketsmusicvideo f

JITTERY JOEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EASTSIDE (1860 Barnett Shoals Rd.) Photography by Lexie Deagan. JUST PHO (1063 Baxter St.) Hand-painted silk walk hangings by Margaret Agner. Through March. KRIMSON KAFE (40 Greensboro Hwy., Watkinsville) Matthew Gentry creates works using repurposed and recycled materials. Through April. LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) In the Bridge Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Within a Bounded Fieldâ&#x20AC;? explores the relationship between frames and the content of a work. Through Mar. 14. â&#x20AC;˘ In the Plaza Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pspspspspstzzzzzt!â&#x20AC;? is a series of one or two-person shows by painting students that will rotate every Sunday and Wednesday. Through Mar. 14. â&#x20AC;˘ In the Suite Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Bird, Little Bird.â&#x20AC;? Through Mar. 14. â&#x20AC;˘ Artwork by students at JJ Harris Elementary School. Through March. LAST RESORT GRILL (174 Clayton St.) Landscape paintings by Carol Ramon. Through March. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) The 39th Juried Exhibition features 128 pieces by different artists. Through May 3. MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 Hwy. 98 W., Danielsville) Artwork by Jennifer Clegg. Through March. MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Georgia and Beyond: Southern Self-taught Art, Past and Presentâ&#x20AC;? highlights vernacular artists including Howard Finster, St. EOM and Thorton Dial. Through Apr. 13. MAMA BIRDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GRANOLA (909 E. Broad St.) Artwork by Cameron Bliss Ferrelle, Bob Brussack, Caoimhe Nace, James Fields, Barbara Bendzunas and Annette Paskiewicz. MAMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BOY (197 Oak St.) Charcoal and ink drawings and watercolors by Nikita Raper. Through March. MINI GALLERY (261 W. Washington St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flowers of Romanceâ&#x20AC;? features pieces by Manda McKay, Tatiana Veneruso, Jeramy Lammano and Jean Langkau. Through Mar. 23. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) Photography by Liz Lord. Through March. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Meeting of the Mindsâ&#x20AC;? displays works by University of North Georgia students. Through Mar. 21. â&#x20AC;˘ In celebration of Youth Art Month, an exhibition of works by students attending Oconee County schools. Through Mar. 27. THE OLD PAL (1320 Prince Ave.) Artists competed in creating artwork inspired by Terrapinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale. Through Mar. 28. 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) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bombâ&#x20AC;? includes 75 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.) Artwork by Madeline Goodman. Through March. THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) Paintings by Yvonne Studevan. Through March. 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Work of Our Hands,â&#x20AC;? featuring artwork by Elizabeth Collins and Margaret Warfield. Through Mar. 29. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goddess Art,â&#x20AC;? an all-female artist show, ranges from pottery, fabric, paintings, photography, glasswork and more. Through March. VIVA! ARGENTINE CUISINE (247 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Rita Rogers Marks and Amanda Stevens. WALKERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COFFEE AND PUB (128 College Ave.) Paintings based off of photographs by Lydia Hunt. Through March. WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rust in Peace,â&#x20AC;? tie-dye with rust works by Bill Heady. THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Whimsical character illustrations by Leslie Gallion. Through May.

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Eastside quadraplex, 2BR/2BA, $500/mo. & 2BR/1BA, $475/ mo. Eastside duplex, 2BR/1BA & FP, $525/mo. 3BR/2BA & FP, $700/mo. 2BR/2BA condo, Westside, 1200 sf., $600/mo. Call McWaters Realty, (706) 353-2700 or cell, (706) 5401529. Fall pre-lease special: first month rent free. 1BR & studio apts. avail for rent. Located off S. Milledge Ave., on both UGA & Athens Transit bus lines. Furnished & unfurnished options avail. Call (706) 3531111 or visit www.Argo-Athens. com. Pre-leasing 1 & 2BR apartments available August in the best neighborhood in town. $500â&#x20AC;&#x201C;750/mo. includes water and garbage. (706) 548-9797. www.boulevard Spacious 1BR apts. 5 min. walk from campus. 1 w/ porch avail. April, $550/mo. 1 avail. now, $500/mo. Both CHAC, and on-site laundry. (706) 548-9797. www.boulevard

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Want to live in 5 Pts? Howard Properties has the following locations: 1BR/1BA apt. $500/ mo., 2BR/1BA apt. $550/mo., 2BR/1BA house $750/mo., 2BR/2BA condo $700-800/ mo., 3BR/3BA house $1200/ mo., 3BR/3BA condo $1125/ mo. Please call (706) 546-0300 for more info and to view these properties.

Commercial Property Chase Park Paint Artist Studios. Historic Blvd. Arts community. 160 Tracy Street. 300 sf. $150/mo. 400 sf. $200/mo. (706) 546-1615 or www.athenstownproperties. com. Eastside offices for lease. 1060 Gaines School Road. 150 sf. $300/mo., 500 sf. $650/mo., 750 sf. $900/mo. ( 7 0 6 ) 5 4 6 - 1 6 1 5 o r w w w. Small Offices! Ideal small business office or workspace/ s tu dio . $ 3 3 5 /mo ., 2 0 0 s f. includes utilities, wireless and waterman. HWflrs, quiet, private, comfortable, historic. (706) 614-3557

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Condos for Rent Houses for Rent 2BRs Dwntn. across from campus avail. for Fall semester. (404) 557-5203, www.downtownathensrentals.

2, 3 & 4 BR houses available Fall. 5 Pts. and Dwntwn. See at www.bondrealestate. org. (706) 224-8002. Owner/ Broker Herbert Bond Realty.

5BR/3BA S. Lumpkin condo. $1300/mo. W/D, DW, new lg. deck, 2 LRs. FP, laundry room, Pets OK. 2500 sf. Avail. Aug. 1. (706) 207-4953

3BR/2BA house close to c a m p u s. Quiet street off College Station, lg. yd. w/ deck, garage. HWflrs., appls., W/D, CHAC. 1 mi. from campus. Avail. Aug 1. $890/mo. Call (706) 2473708.

Just reduced! Investorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Westside condo. 2BR/2BA, FP, 1500 sf., great investment, lease 12 mos. at $575/mo. Price in $40s. For more info, call McWaters Realty at (706) 353-2700 or (706) 540-1529.

Duplexes For Rent 5 Pts. duplex, Memorial Park. 2BR/1BA. Renovated, CHAC, W/D included. No pets. Avail. now. $650/mo. (706) 202-9805. Half off rent 1st 2 months when you mention this ad! 2BR/2BA & 3BR/2BA duplexes off HWY 441. Pet friendly! Dep. only $250. Rent from $650-750/ mo. (706) 548-2522. Happy Spring Break, Students! Enjoy your week off. Love, Flagpole. S. Milledge duplex. Venita Dr. 4BR/2BA, W/D, DW, fenced back yd.! Close to everything yet private. $999/mo., negotiable. (404) 558-3218, or Electronic flyers avail.

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Instant cash is now being paid for good vinyl records & CDs in fine condition. Wuxtry Records, at corner of Clayton & College Dwntn. (706) 3699428. Advertise your special skills! Move-in/move-out help, pet care, child care, yard work, cleaning, etc. Let Athens know how to contact you with Flagpole classifieds! Call (706) 549-0301 or visit


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Instruction Athens School of Music. Instruction in guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice, brass, woodwinds, strings, banjo, mandolin, fiddle & more. From beginner to expert. Instrument repairs avail. Visit w w w. AthensSchoolofMusic. com, (706) 543-5800.

Music Services Fret Shop. Professional guitar repairs & modifications, setups, electronics, precision fretwork. Previous clients incl. R.E.M., Widespread Panic, Cracker, Bob Mould, John Berry, Abbey Road Live!, Squat. (706) 5491567. Advertise your music related business in Flagpole Classifieds! Wedding bands. Quality, professional bands. Weddings, parties. Rock, jazz, etc. Call Classic City Entertainment. ( 7 0 6 ) 5 4 9 - 1 5 6 7 . w w w. Featuring The Magictones Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; premiere wedding & p a r t y b a n d . w w w.

Services Cleaning She said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;My house is a wreck.â&#x20AC;? I said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I do!â&#x20AC;? House cleaning, help with organizing, pet mess. Local, Independent and Earth Friendly. Text or Call Nick for quote, (706) 851-9087.

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Full-time C a l l c e n t e r representative. Join established Athens company calling CEOs & CFOs of major corporations generating sales leads for tech companies. $9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11/hr. BOS Staffing, www. b o s s t a ff . c o m , ( 7 0 6 ) 3 5 3 3030. Cutters Pub is looking for experienced bartenders and managers. Must be motivated and outgoing! Apply in person Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thursday from 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. 120 E. Clayton Street. Etienne Brasserie & La Dolce Vita seeking full time experienced line cooks. Daytime, nighttime and weekend availability a must. Minimum 5 years experience required. Apply in person between 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. Bring updated resume with references. Experienced Servers/ Bartenders Needed. Full service D/R experience required. Bartending and supervisory experience strongly preferred. 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;40 hrs./wk. Pay DOE. UGA Hotel and Conference Center. Email resumes to

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Opportunities Looking for individuals to install flagpoles & flags throughout the United States of America. Must have own pickup truck & tools. Experience is reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $100/day. Call (800) 426-6235. The UGA Department of Kinesiology is seeking nonsmoking, overweight women ages 65-80 for a 7-month weight loss study examining the effects of a protein or carbohydrate diet and/or exercise training program on physical function and feelings of fatigue. Participants can earn up to $100 w/ successful completion of all testing. Contact Rachelle at (706) 395-5167 or ugadivasproject@

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Advice for Life’s Persistent Questions Friends With My Husband’s Ex? My husband is still close friends with his ex-girlfriend. She lives with her husband a few states away, and they just had a baby. Unfortunately, they are planning to move back here in a year or so. I know my husband is going to suggest we spend a lot of time with them, since we also have a young child—he’s hinted at it a few times, but I’ve changed the subject. How can I tactfully let him know that I have enough friends, and I don’t want to spend time with another woman he thought about marrying? It’s not that I’m jealous, because I am confident in our relationship, but I just don’t want to be friends with her. She just rubs me the wrong way, and I don’t think the fact that we both have children means we should have to be friends. Exed out

I like to stay flexible and stress-free. It’s not that I’m a slacker; I work a 9-to-5, and I’m starting my own business on top of that. I’m lucky that my 9-to-5 is low stress and my work stays at the office. With my side gig, I work only when I want to work, and it’s rarely deadline-critical. The problem is, most of the ladies I’m interested in are professionals and academics, and they have rigid schedules and stressful lives. I can empathize with the busy-ness and the stress, but it’s still hard for me to work around it to engage with them and plan dates. To compound this problem, I’m used to people using their busy schedules as a screen to blow me off. So, usually I tuck tail and run if the initial attempt to connect isn’t fruitful. Do you have any advice for me as far as how to establish and maintain a connection with someone who is so much more tightly wound than I am without wearing out my welcome? Thanks! Keeping it Loose

Lee Gatlin

Ugh. Exes are a real problem. I have to say, EO, that I think it would be a reasonable and proportional response on your part to buy up all the available real estate in your area to Loose, I’ve interpreted your letter a couple different ways, prevent this move back from coming to fruition. In fact, let’s make that Plan A. We’ll explore other options in case that turns and I’m not sure which it is you’re saying. Initially, I thought you were saying that you don’t want to make plans in advance, out to be prohibitively expensive, but, really, I wouldn’t want and that’s making it hard to ever get a date with the women her hanging around, either. you’re interested in. Then I reread your letter and heard someIn this situation, I think it’s wise to hope for the best and thing a little different. Is it that you are asking women out prepare for the worst. In my experience, interstate moves ahead of time, and they all seem scheduled to happen in “a year or to say that they’re too busy? so” often fail to materialize. That If my first impression was would be the best-case scenario. right, and you are reluctant (At this point, I cannot stop to make plans in advance but thinking of worse and worse you are also sensitive to being worst-case scenarios: They move declined, pay attention to what back tomorrow, need a place to you’re saying: You want to date stay “for a while” and all end up women who have full lives; you at your house. They move back don’t want to schedule these soon, she “has trouble meeting dates in advance, and you don’t people,” so your husband asks you want these women to turn you to spend time with her and introdown—even once—due to their duce her to your friends. They schedules. You can have any two move back and buy the house of those things, Loose, but not next door to yours. I can’t stop!) all three. Worst-case scenario that is If you are willing to make grounded in reality: They move plans, but have been turned down back 18 months from now; your because of other people’s busy husband often suggests seeing schedules, then you’re trying to them socially, and you don’t know figure out how to fit into somehow to articulate your reservaone else’s life and whether they tions. Let’s figure out how to truly want you to. voice them. Regardless of which it is, I I think you start with or think the solution is the same. thing like this: “You’ve mentioned First, the ask. If you want to date socializing with them a few times people with their own lives (and now, and I’ve been thinking of course you do, because a full about it. As I’ve thought about life makes someone attractive), you’re going to need to be able it, I’ve realized I’m not interested in developing a relationship to plan ahead, at least for the first few dates. That’s part of with this woman and her family.” Then give him a chance to dating and building a relationship. It’s part of interacting with respond. Don’t get pulled into a discussion of all the reasons other people, actually. If there’s a woman you’d like to get to it makes sense to spend time with them—their child and our know, pick an event—dinner, movie, drinks, concert, whatevchild will be friends, you’ll really like her (probably not), I’d be er—and ask her about a week in advance if she’d like to go friends with your ex-boyfriend and his family if they moved to with you. Give her a specific date and time. This is how you let town (easy to say when there’s no likelihood of that happenher know you’re interested and that you value her time. Under ing), etc., etc. no circumstances should you say, “There’s a thing at Terrapin Your reasons are valid, EO. She’s his friend, but that doesn’t next Thursday. You should go.” You are asking her to go out mean she has to be your friend. She’s part of his past life, with you; that needs to be clear, so she can say yes or no. and while you know he had relationships before you his exIf she says yes, great; you go on the date. If she says no, girlfriend and her family do not need to become part of your though, because she’s busy, then you want to determine if you family’s life now. should ask again or assume she’s not interested. Your clue here When to say this is a little bit more of a balancing act. You will be whether she is vaguely busy for the foreseeable future don’t need to tell your husband all of this tomorrow, because or just has a conflict on that specific night. If she says sometheir move may never happen, and it certainly doesn’t seem thing like, “I’m really busy right now/this week/this month,” likely that it will happen this week. But you do need to give and doesn’t offer a time when the busy-ness might subside, your husband some time to get used to the idea and yourself that sounds like she’s saying she’s not interested in making some peace of mind about the whole thing. I suggest waiting time. If she says, “I have a meeting that night,” that sounds until your husband brings it up again and then initiating the like she truly has a conflict that night. In either case, I think conversation above. it’s okay to ask her out one more time. If you get the same response the second time you ask her out, she’s not interested enough to fit you in, and you can move on. I find myself to be not very good at dating. I’m not the type of person who keeps a rigid calendar or plans events in advance. Rhonda

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