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Not Just About Prince “I’m sick of hearing about Prince Avenue.” One of our commissioners was quoted as saying that last week, and the general rap is that those who are pushing for traffic calming on Prince are pushing too hard, too fast. The mayor wants them to slow down. What’s the hurry? Prince isn’t going to be resurfaced for four or five more years, so why study it now? You may be sick of hearing about Prince Avenue, too. You may live over on the Eastside, where your thoroughfare is the five-lane Barnett Shoals Road. Y’all had a big battle a decade ago with the same issues as Prince faces now: whether to figure pedestrians into the traffic mix. Pedestrians were eliminated. It’s an auto-centric world over there, and you wouldn’t want to send your kid to the store for a loaf of bread. Safe Routes to School aren’t. It’s the suburban model. Drive. All our major streets are different. Lumpkin was fairly recently reworked into a three-lane configuration with ample bike lanes, and traffic moves along well, even with a lot of UGA buses. Milledge is three-lane with no bike lanes, and it seems more sluggish than Lumpkin. And then there’s Hawthorne, with those traffic lights and weird lanes running up to the interminable wait at the Atlanta Highway—the street that gives three-laning a bad name everywhere. Hawthorne went from a narrow, four-lane racetrack to a slowed-down feeder into a bottleneck, making people remember the racetrack with nostalgia. Prince Avenue has its own personality. The overriding conundrum on Prince is that it brings us into town—to jobs, to doctors’ offices, to schools, to churches, to shops and stores, to restaurants and bars, to downtown and the university—and we’re usually in a hurry. And, as we all know, Prince also happens to run right smack-dab through a large intown, walkable, bikeable neighborhood, the kind of area that makes Athens so attractive to those who prefer to live close-in instead of far-out, the kind of neighborhood that makes people glad to move here, glad they can walk to the book store, the hairdresser, the co-op, the restaurant, the school. Our common-sense mayor says “What’s the hurry?” Our commissioner is “sick of hearing about Prince Avenue.” Our citizen advocates want a trial with traffic-calming devices to get some data on how well a new configuration would work, but the mayor has killed that idea. There’s another oddity to Prince Avenue’s personality. It is a local street from Athens Blueprint to Dunkin Donuts. That’s the stretch where the mayor killed the traffic study. But from Milledge on out through Normaltown and beyond, Prince Avenue is a state highway under the control of the Georgia Department of Transportation. Come to find out, GDOT is ready to do its own study of its own portion of Prince Avenue to see what the street might need in upgrades to its driveability, bikeability and walkability. And the state asks only a minimal assist from the city. Is it possible that the mayor might withhold even that cooperation and thus kill the state study, too? It’s possible. It’s the way she works—behind the scenes. It’s the way she killed the River District initiative to pave the way for Walmart. It’s the way she has worked so far on Prince Avenue. It’s the way she can kill the state traffic study, with just a word to the city manager. The commission won’t even have to think about Prince, much less vote on whether we need a traffic study. And, of course, you know, the commission represents the people—when it gets the chance. But the mayor works behind the scenes, guided by her own common sense, without involving us in the decision. We used to have that kind of government in Athens, and with Mayor Denson, it has come back. It’s Chris Christie government, except that in this case a real traffic study gets killed behind the scenes. Would we be better off with an inexperienced guy as mayor, one who is all about open government and including everybody in on the discussion? Could be. The commission would go overnight from being a bypassed rubber stamp to having the real power to enact or refuse the mayor’s initiatives. With a mayor who doesn’t operate behind the scenes, all public decisions would go through the commission. So, this discussion is not just about Prince Avenue. It’s about how we conduct the people’s business in AthensClarke County, Georgia. It’s about coming out from behind closed doors and making public decisions in public. It’s about democracy. Pete McCommons editor@flagpole.com

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Tim responded to Nancy by saying that businesses would keep part of the fee to offset any additional costs, and shoppers could avoid it by bringing their own bags or asking for paper. The point is not to charge people extra, but to get them to stop using plastic bags. A few days later, a tipster spotted Nancy awkwardly photographing a confused-looking woman holding a bunch of plastic bags at a bus stop on Chase Street, so expect this issue to turn into kind of a thing. Combined with the Prince Avenue controversy, could Nancy (mildly) insulting a wide swath of largely overlapping voters give Tim an opening? As one keen political observer told me, “This one might get interesting.” Then there was the revelation that Nancy, like Tim, favors reducing the penalty for marijuana possession. “I would like to see small amounts of marijuana decriminalized,” she said. “This is the first time I’ve said that publicly.” The comment may have caused the mayor’s campaign some heartburn. She released a statement the next day clarifying her stance, saying that she supports a state-level bill to legalize medical marijuana, as well as decriminalizing marijuana possession on the state or national level, but plans to take no action locally. “While I do not support legalizing marijuana, I find it unconscionable that we ruin the lives of young people by creating criminal records for possession of small amounts of marijuana that follow them for the rest of their lives,” she said.

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Reversing her earlier position that she would support temNancy, as one would expect from the incumbent, ran on her porarily reconfiguring Prince Avenue this fall, Mayor Nancy record: primarily Caterpillar and all of the development that’s Denson said last week that she’s now in no rush to schedule a been happening around town lately. The Athens Banner-Herald’s vote on the pilot project. “I don’t feel a sense of urgency,” she Jim Thompson reported that her tone was “decidedly conservasaid. “It needs to be very well thought out. We need to have a tive.” She generally criticized Tim’s ideas—free public transit lot of questions answered.” and expanded child care programs, for example—as too idealDenson said as much in an email obtained by Flagpole. Any istic. “Many of the things he would love to do, I would love to permanent changes to Prince Avenue would be made during do, but you have to prioritize scarce resources,” she said. repaving in four or five years, she said, so there’s no rush to While neither candidate was particularly impressive—Tim test out a road diet with pedestrian refuges at dangerous midseemed a bit jittery and still has not explained how he’d pay block crossings on the locally owned portion of Prince between Pulaski Street and Milledge Avenue. Denson said she has asked Athens-Clarke County Manager Alan Reddish to schedule a work session on the issue June 10 and is unlikely to call a July vote on conducting the test in October, as Commissioner Kelly Girtz had wanted. “I just have not committed to a time frame for it,” she said. Girtz expressed frustration and disappointment. There is a time element involved, he Sine Die: When state legislators convened in said—the Georgia Department of Transportation January, they promised a quick session and is doing a Complete Streets study of the stateplanned to pass a budget and not much else so owned part of Prince west of Milledge, which they could go home and raise money in advance could put ACC in the embarrassing position of of the earlier-than-ever May 20 primary. It’s being somehow less progressive than the state. an election year, so we should have known He said he wants to see some action coming out better—they at least took a hard look at a of the work session, not yet another committee host of measures appealing to the Republican or study. “I’m in an action-oriented mood,” he base, including a sweeping gun bill, an attempt said. “Talk is cheap.” to nullify the Affordable Care Act and further Area residents, Girtz said, have been waitrestrictions on abortions. Please read Capitol ing a long time for something to be done about Check out all these SUVs in the Earth Fare parking lot. It remains unconfirmed whether they’re driven by Impact on p. 6, but here’s a look at some bills yuppies. pedestrian safety on Prince. Denson, though, of local interest. said she’s heard little public outcry. “I’m not The aforementioned gun bill did pass, but getting many inquiries from people asking for that,” she said. for some of his proposals—even some Nancy supporters were without a clause that would have reduced the penalty for car“Maybe six at the most.” dismayed by her performance. She rambled at times and comrying a gun onto a college campus to a measly $100 ticket. That email address is nancy.denson@athensclarkecounty. pletely lost her train of thought on at least one occasion. Gov. Nathan Deal stopped that provision on the last day of com, in case you’re inclined to share your opinion. Then there was Earthfaregate. Tim proposed requiring stores the session Thursday, Mar. 20 by expressing his opposition. to charge a fee to shoppers to use plastic bags, an environHowever, going downtown will get a lot more dangerous— Trouble in Nancytown: Denson debated challenger Tim “No mental measure that was proposed here in 2009 and went assuming Deal signs the bill, guns will be allowed in bars Relation” Denson for the first time Wednesday, Mar. 19 at a nowhere, but it’s been done in Washington, D.C. unless the owner specifically bans them. The bill originally did University of Georgia Young Democrats meeting. Nancy, though, said such a fee would drive grocery stores the same for churches, but now it’s an opt-in, so congregations Tim characterized himself as a fresh face bursting with new out of Clarke County and primarily affect the poor, not “the will have to vote if they want to allow guns. ideas on issues ranging from economic development to sexual little yuppies who get in their SUVs and go to Earth Fare.” The A watered-down version of a bill that would have scuttled assault, using the word “ambitious” over and over again. “I comment drew some outrage on social media. Journalist and the federally funded University of Georgia health care navigator want to shoot for big goals that will help our entire commuFive Points resident Rebecca McCarthy joked about forming a program also passed. The bill bars government employees from nity,” he said. group called “Earth Fare Shopping Yuppies for Tim.” pressing for Medicaid expansion, rather than the Affordable

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Care Act as a whole, so UGA navigators can continue to help people sign up for insurance through the federal exchange (which, of course, was never the same as advocating for or against the law, no matter what the tea party might think). Other bills would allow the state Department of Human Resources to drug-test people who get Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, aka food stamps; declare 60,000 contract workers at public schools ineligible for unemployment; and take away abortion coverage for people on state insurance plans, such as K-12 teachers and UGA employees. Better news for Athens residents: The aforementioned $21 billion budget does include $44 million for a new UGA science learning center on College Station Road, as well as additional funding for HOPE grants for students at Athens Tech and other technical colleges. The medical marijuana bill, however, has died. Sorry, Tim and Nancy!

Broun Rowndup: The Federal Election Commission will not punish U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (R-Athens) for misreporting the source of $179,000 in campaign funds in 2007 and 2008, because the statute of limitations expired. (Broun’s campaign had reported that the money came from Broun’s own pocket, when in reality it came from a second mortgage on his house.) The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint in April 2012, two months before the five-year statute of limitations expired, but the FEC didn’t get around to ruling on the complaint until last month. Team Broun didn’t respond to a request for comment, but CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan blasted the FEC. “A real enforcement agency would take its duties seriously, meting out severe penalties for the Broun campaign’s deliberate violation of campaign finance law,� Sloan said. “Rep. Broun deliberately concealed the source of the loans, and the FEC let him off scot-free. Given Rep. Broun’s track record, the FEC should be reviewing his Senate campaign [finance] reports with a fine-tooth comb.� Blake Aued news@flagpole.com

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The week before Georgia legislators finished their session, Sen. Steve Thompson (D-Marietta) made a floor speech that put it all in perspective. â&#x20AC;&#x153;God, guns, abortion!â&#x20AC;? Thompson shouted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m ready to run.â&#x20AC;? Guns? Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see them more often in churches, bars, government buildings and K-12 schools when Gov. Nathan Deal signs the firearms bill into law. Abortion? Republican lawmakers passed a bill prohibiting the state employeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; insurance plan, as well as policies sold through the health insurance exchanges, from covering the costs of that procedureâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with no exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest. God? The legislature passed a bill authorizing the erection of a Ten Commandments monument on the capitol grounds, although the measure could well be tossed out if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s challenged in court. It was also a bad session if you happen to be a raccoon. Legislators spent their important time considering a bill that would allow hunters to trap raccoons and use them in field training exercises for their hunting dogs, a practice that animal rights activists say is rather cruel. The bill passed the House on a 162-1 vote. The only lawmaker standing with the hapless raccoons was Rep. John Deffenbaugh (R-Lookout Mountain). The bill, like one of those caged raccoons, got trapped in the Senate and did not make it to the floor. This means raccoons will be spared at least another year from being used as live bait. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a child who suffers from a debilitating seizure disorder or from autism, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t such a great session, either. Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon) introduced a bill to allow the use of cannabis oil, a marijuana derivative, in treating young children afflicted with seizure disorders. There have been encouraging instances in other states where the use of this substance has quieted these seizures and provided some comfort to the children.

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eople started finding ways to get anything they want online with Napster, and music was just the start. Movies, games, textbooks, software­and just about anything else can now be obtained onlineâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;even pot. A black-market website called Silk Road made headlines last year for selling illegal drugs anonymously over the Internet. Authorities shut it down, but several copycats, using secure servers and the Internet currency bitcoin, have sprung up in its place. Lou Reed waited on his man at Lexington and 125; todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drug dealers just get on the computer. Sitting in a easy chair at his Athens apartment, a marijuana dealer weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll call C.J. (not his real name) recounts using Silk Road: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anybody could use the site, anybody with a credit card and a PayPal account. All you do is get on whatever browser and search for the term â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tor browser.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty sure itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s usually the first thing that comes up if you Google it, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a free download.â&#x20AC;? Tor works to obscure the IP address (your computerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature, essentially) by using up to 10 proxy servers to present different IP addresses, giving users multiple levels of protection from anyone who would want to know their identity. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the method whistleblower Edward Snowden used to send documents about National Security Agency spying to the Guardian and the Washington Post. With Tor, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also possible to conduct illegal activity online anonymously. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a way, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot more secureâ&#x20AC;? than buying drugs in person, C.J. says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The way the websites are set up is that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s completely anonymous, except for the seller getting your mailing address, but the main reason that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secure is because we can look at the reviews of the seller on the websites before you buy anything, similar to eBay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You get on the site and search for whatever youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In our case it was usually weed. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only thing I ever got off the sites, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had friends whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gotten other items. So you get on there, and you find whatever youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for. Once youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve used it enough times, you start to recognize individual vendors who you trust and have used before.â&#x20AC;? C.J. says he isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worried about a seller revealing his mailing address when enough previous buyers have vouched for the sellerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;like Yelp for drugs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, say youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re using it for the first time, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d definitely want to check out the reviews on the sites, and you would obviously want to go with somebody who has hundreds of good reviews, so you know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re legit when you send them your information,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safe with the seller youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re using.â&#x20AC;? Silk Road was primarily the site C.J. used until the FBI took it down. Some of the sellers C.J. had worked with in the past

let him know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d moved to other, similar websites. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pretty much immediately after Silk Road went down, we started using the new sites in no time.â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are roughly six sites around now that people use, butâ&#x20AC;Ś Black Market Reloaded and Sheep Marketplace are the big ones weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re using right now.â&#x20AC;? Business is good. All people like C.J. need, besides a PayPal account, is access to bitcoin, an online currency thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s created by computers using an algorithm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The main problem with bitcoin is that it can be used anonymously, for example to buy drugs and launder money,â&#x20AC;? says Han Yongseung, a professor with the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For a specific example, on the site Silk Road, people can buy drugs such as heroin, cocaine [and] LSD, and you can buy these

things with bitcoin. The seller makes money through selling the drugs via bitcoin, and the police canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t track the flow of the currency used by the seller the way they can through the use of banking or dollars.â&#x20AC;? The bitcoin market can change very fast and even collapse altogether, just like other currencies that arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t backed by governments have in the past, according to Yongseung. Just a few weeks ago, two of the major platforms that handle the crypto-currency were hacked, triggering a massive selloff that cost investors an estimated $300 million. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Silk Road went down, the value of all the bitcoins we had also went down, so we stopped keeping an amount of bitcoins and simply exchanged the exact amount of money we needed to spend from a PayPal account to be converted into

bitcoins,â&#x20AC;? C.J. says. At first, the exchange took 10 days, which was bad for C.J. because the bitcoin market could fluctuate wildly during that time period. But now, the exchanges are nearly instantaneous, he says. After the purchase is made, sellers ship the drugs to C.J. and his friends through the mail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gotten over a hundred packages, and none of them have been confiscated,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were usually shipped through [the U.S. Postal Service], and they came in a special bag that was lined with charcoal to be odor-proof after being vacuum-sealed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As far as getting it shipped through the mail, the only thing that can possibly happen is the package gets intercepted, and then the USPS or police will call you, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had friends whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been waiting for a package to come, and they got a phone call, but all they had to do was tell the USPS that they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expecting a package, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the last they have heard of it.â&#x20AC;? They always used the same mailbox and would normally get a half-pound to a pound per order. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the big picture, I think there is so much coming out of California and Colorado [where marijuana laws are lenient] that I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re even on the radar,â&#x20AC;? C.J. says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It may seem like a lot to someone who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t smoke, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really just a drop in the bucket.â&#x20AC;? But that may change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;New York State is moving to pass regulations on bitcoin, and the Chinese government is firmly opposed to the currency being used, because there is a big corruption problem in China,â&#x20AC;? Yongseung says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the main priority of the new Chinese leadership to crack down on corruption, and if exchanges are happening in bitcoin, the Chinese government canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t police them.â&#x20AC;? Technologies like Tor servers and bitcoin have their upsides as well as their downsides, says Shira Chess, a University of Georgia telecommunications professor. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just another tool for people to pay for things they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want others to know about, she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know that necessarily Silk Road or crypto-currencies are particularly creating drugs or more drug users; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a new vehicle for that, and it will work for a little while,â&#x20AC;? Chess says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are larger systemic problems that are lying beneath all of thatâ&#x20AC;Ś I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really see Silk Road as a cultural threat or anything like that because there will always be black markets to sell things that people either want to purchase anonymously or donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to get in trouble for selling. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just another example of that,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think the crypto-currencies are a bad thing, given everything thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening with the NSA. At this point, one canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t argue that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no value to anonymity online, so creating an anonymous space online unto itself is not a bad thing.â&#x20AC;? Joshua L. Jones

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Ideas Worth Sharing

UGA Stubs Out Smoking on Campus Do not smoke ‘em if you got ‘em! Smoking will be banned on the University of Georgia and other public college campuses effective Oct. 1 after a state Board of Regents vote Wednesday, Mar. 19. The tobacco- and smoke-free policy states that the use of “all forms of tobacco products,” including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes, will be prohibited on any property “owned, leased, rented or in the possession of” the University System of Georgia, which means no smoking anywhere on UGA’s campus, including the parking lots. The goal of the policy, according to higher-ed officials, is to improve the overall health, comfort and environment of students, faculty or anyone visiting the campus. But many students say it will do little to actually stop people from smoking. “There are ‘no smoking’ signs all over the benches here, and people still smoke out here,” says Molly Cutts, 22, an advertising major standing outside the Miller Learning Center. “I don’t think people are going to go all the way downtown to smoke, and if you’re in the MLC during finals and it’s open 24

I think they should change that immediately.” The overall enforcement and authority on the smoking ban policy, including any exemptions, will lie with President Jere Morehead (who could not be reached for comment), but it will also be a shared responsibility among all students, faculty and staff to help keep the campus tobacco-free. Anyone who is employed by the university has the right under the code of conduct to ask a student for an ID. Any student or employee caught violating the policy will be referred to human resources or student conduct. UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson says he is confident that the majority of people will follow the rules. He doesn’t expect to devote many resources to enforcement. “The policy was not created to be a police issue. We’re not going to have any special smoking police or tobacco police out there looking for things,” he says, adding that they’re going to be reactive with this policy like with other potential conflicts, such as someone skateboarding and getting in the way of pedestrians. “I have yet to see a situation where there’s massive pushback,” he says.

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UGA students Jackson Bentley (right) and Bain Morgan smoke outside the Miller Learning Center. hours, of course you’re going to go out and get a cigarette.” David Jernigan, 23, a German and sociology major at UGA, also says it won’t stop him or anyone else from smoking. “I think it’s going to be really difficult to enforce, especially on UGA’s campus because it’s massive,” he says, adding that it will be an “unrealistic ban.” Jernigan says he understands that secondhand smoke is dangerous, but he wonders what difference it will make when so many students drive their cars, which “emit greenhouse gases,” to school. During midterms and final exams, the MLC and Tate Student Center are filled with students, some of whom smoke. Nick Ganger, a 21-year-old student, says that at any given time you can see 50 or more people outside smoking. “I come out here during my study breaks to give my brain a chance to absorb all the information that I’m getting. I don’t like that rule at all,” Ganger says. “I don’t like how it could affect my enrollment at any institution based on the fact that I smoke cigarettes, and

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The university is still in the midst of talks regarding what punishments would be handed out for offenders, Williamson says. Visitors refusing to comply may be asked to leave or escorted off campus. Ganger says he finds that hard to believe. “I feel like everybody’s probably still going to keep smoking. If everybody continues, they can’t kick everyone out,” he says. Ganger’s smoking companion, Justin Hess, 20, is more measured. “I can understand the purpose behind it,” he says. “I mean, honestly, everyone knows smoking’s bad. We’re adults, we make adult decisions. I never tried to get my smoking in the way of other students.” Williamson thinks that most people are going to make the effort to comply. “Are we going to catch everybody? I don’t think the goal is to catch anybody. It’s not a gotcha,” he says. “The goal is to set parameters that we hope the majority of people are going to operate within. And I really do believe in our society.” David Schick

Students on the TEDxUGA steering committee.

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espite doubling the number of seats from its introductory year, TEDxUGA sold out its 350 available tickets in less than two hours. “Within 45 minutes, we had sold out all of the student and alumni tickets,” says Scott Shamp, curator for TEDxUGA. “And in another hour, we had sold out of all of the faculty tickets… We have never tapped into something that is of interest to such a wide range of people as TEDx is.” TEDxUGA is an independent, localized TED event. The TEDxUGA conference was organized by students and faculty at UGA, but it follows guidelines provided by TED, a nonprofit that brings in experts to explain complex topics for a general audience and posts short videos online, where some rack up millions of views. The conference includes 16 alumni, faculty or student speakers and performers sharing their ideas and experiences. Alex Snipes, a junior at UGA and president of TEDxUGA, says an organization such as TED is important for such a large campus. “I feel like a lot of times at UGA, we’re kind of pocketed, and special interests kind of stay on one side of campus,” Snipes says. “I think an organization like TED was was necessary to let everyone sort of come together and bring a lot of different ideas from different areas of campus together.” A wide variety of student and faculty presentations were selected. Narke Norton, a senior at UGA and student presenter, will discuss debating during his TEDx talk. His idea behind the presentation stemmed from past experience in campus organizations, many which involve debate and discussion. “They thought that my idea was unique in that a lot of people on campus may not know about Demosthenian and Phi Kappa, which are the two debate societies here, and the fact of how difficult it is to speak in public—it’s a big issue,” Norton says. Each presenter was assigned a three-person team to help her perfect timing, visual aids and honing in on the message. Norton saw “moderate changes” in his presentation after working with the team, but Roger Hunter, a UGA alumnus and project manager for NASA’s Kepler Mission, had more issues in fitting into TED’s time limits. “Since the theme of this TED is big ideas, I said, ‘Well, here’s my big idea. Your generation is going to be the first to confirm a life-bearing planet beyond our solar

system,’” Hunter says. “And how do I say that in 15–18 minutes?” Despite Hunter’s position at NASA, Emily Berry, a member of Hunter’s advisory team, says he was receptive to criticism and easy to work with. “I was a little worried about my communication skills going into this because I’d never talked to someone, obviously I’ve talked to older people, but not in this kind of situation,” Berry says. “And so I was nervous about how [Hunter] was going to take my advice and stuff like that, but I feel like he pretty much treated me like an adult, so I had better communication with him.” Student advisers may be intimidated at first, Shamp says, but the enthusiasm of presenters and students helps overcome that and improves the quality of the event. “For me, my goal isn’t the number of people in that room. It’s the power of the presentations and the excitement in that room that will gauge whether it was a success,” Shamp says. “So I think that we’ve got a pretty good lineup that will be exciting and different and weird.” After attending TED talks in the past, Hunter says he’s excited to work with TEDxUGA. “I think the best thing about TED talks is that you cannot, we don’t have the capability yet, to just hook somebody up like the Matrix movies and say ‘I’m going to download some information into your brain,’” he says. “But this is our current methodology today, is to spill a curiosity into somebody who can become passionate about something.” TEDxUGA has generated a lot buzz on campus, but Shamp says it’s impossible to pin down what will be most exciting—to find out, you’ll have to watch. “I’ve been to a number of TEDx’s, and I’ve been to some TEDs, and the weirdest thing is, the most impactful presentations are the ones you least expect it,” Shamp says. “So if I were to tell you what was going to have the biggest impact on me, I’d be wrong. I won’t be able to tell you until I’m sitting in that room and all of a sudden it’ll hit you.” TEDxUGA will take place in Tate Student Center Grand Hall Friday, Mar. 28 from 1 p.m.–6 p.m. For those without tickets, it will be streaming live in the Tate Student Center Dawg Pen. For a full list of speakers and performers, visit tedxuga.com/2014presenters. Erica Techo

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The Downtown Master Plan Pt. 4: PARKS

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his is the fourth article I’ve written about the proposed Athens Downtown Master Plan. The idea is to write about the proposed concepts in the plan to continue a public dialog that began with the input of thousands of our citizens over the past two years. It’s a way of vetting the planning team’s response to your input one more time before the more formal processes of review and, hopefully, adoption begin. The adoption process always allows for input, but the exposure of a proposed plan is usually limited to the few who attend those hearings. It’s not an approved plan, only a proposed one.

a national park if we feared there might be bears in them. There is more proposed to further enhance the City Hall block that I will write about later. The second potential park space is on public property in the middle of downtown’s River District where new residential and mixed-use projects are being built. Presently, the site can be characterized as being a large hole with a stormwater management facility at the bottom. Yet the location is across Hickory Street from the Intermodal Center and abuts the 909 East Broad and The Eclipse residential sites. It’s also across East Broad Street from the Firefly trailhead and the proposed extension of the bicycle/pedestrian corridor through this park site on the way downtown at Dougherty Street. The model for this proposed green space is Glenwood Park east of downtown Atlanta along Interstate 20, which is similar both in size and depth of excavation. The park in this newly designed urban village serves both stormwater management and green recreational space. Another, larger example is the Fourth Ward Park along Atlanta’s BeltLine off of Ponce de Leon Avenue. The park proposal also affords a relocation site at the corner of East Broad and Hickory streets for the iconic former Jittery Joe’s Roasting Co. building that is located directly across the street, uncomfortably below the sidewalk level. This building can be repurposed for the arts, a coffee shop, restaurant, pub or park-related activities. It likely will be vulnerable to the redevelopment of its present location. On public land, income

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I’m picking up indications of concern that we are discussing a planning proposal before its time—whatever “its time” is supposed to be. These articles are best described as proposed ideas and concepts that I am running up the flagpole. The mission and the vehicle are the same. This week’s segment is about proposals that increase the park and open space opportunities within the downtown. Of course, there is the really big green space that is the University of Georgia campus, but we’ve learned that those who are not students feel less comfortable using that space. There are also the North Oconee Greenway and Lay Park, but they serve the outer edges of the downtown area. The linear pedestrian greenways written about in a previous article don’t afford wide playspaces. Two key opportunities are proposed: First, in the heart of downtown, on the City Hall block, there is an asphalt parking lot. On the College Avenue and Washington Street sides of the block are old bus stops that were used before the Intermodal Center was built. A few parallel parking spaces are presently painted along the street edges there. By redesigning an efficient layout of parking spaces around the entire block, using both angled and parallel configurations, more new spaces are created than the total number of spaces on the lot in the middle of the block. Simply move the parking spaces in the block’s middle to the new spaces created along the streets. In a simple, first phase of a family-friendly park, take up the asphalt and lay down sod and a sidewalk or two. Sprinkle in some seating or gathering places and plant a few trees. Yes, someone important might have to walk a few more steps, but spaces can be reserved on the nearby street. Yes, a shaded and comfortable new park could attract some vagrants, but active park usage is the best repellant, and we would never have had

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observations Officials: Let People from Athens Pay Oconee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Melvin Davis has written two columns in The Oconee Enterprise about the county’s most recent car tag survey at Epps Bridge Parkway shopping centers. Davis also spoke enthusiastically about the survey on Feb. 10, when the county presented to citizens a list of proposals for possible funding by the planned 2015 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. Rick Waller, chairman of the county’s Industrial Development Authority, touted the survey’s findings that same night when he came to the microphone to make a pitch for the IDA’s request for $4.7 million in SPLOST funding. Sheriff Scott Berry embraced the survey findings enthusiastically at the BOC called meeting Mar. 3, when he argued for his request of $5.5 million in SPLOST money, including funding for patrol vehicles. “Let the people from Athens and Barrow County and everything else—the people we chase—pay for it,” Berry said, reflecting the arguments of Davis and Waller as well. People from outside Oconee County, not the citizens of Oconee County, will pay the bulk of the 1 percent SPLOST tax, according to the argument. An analysis of the methodology of the car tag survey, though, indicates that the claim should be viewed cautiously.

Permits for Hog Mountain Business Park Move Forward Oconee County late last month issued a building permit for the third of three permitted buildings in the long-dormant Legacy Building Park on Hog Mountain Road east of Butler’s Crossing. The exteriors of two 1,735-square-foot buildings are completed. They were permitted in November of last year. The third building, 2,950 square feet in size, was permitted on Feb. 28, and construction is underway. The activity at the business park is reflective of the upturn in commercial construction in the county since the first of last year. The 3.3-acre tract was rezoned from residential to OfficeInstitutional-Professional use over the objections of some residents in nearby subdivisions in March of 2008 but was only partially developed and sat neglected until late last year.

Caterpillar Overstates Jobs Created

from its ground lease could be earmarked for park programming, operations and maintenance. This park site is very central to the emerging community being developed in the River District, and it is ideally accessible by pedestrian, bicycle, auto and transit transportation. Its north end at Hickory and Willow makes it a downtown appendage of the North Oconee Greenway. In any case these are two more ideas that I’ve just run up the flagpole, in the Flagpole! I hope they fly. Jack Crowley

Caterpillar hired 364 full-time employees in 2013, including 60 contract service workers, allowing it to claim the 364 figure in the compliance report it filed with Oconee County on Feb. 26 as required by the memorandum of understanding it signed with the county. Caterpillar said its monthly average of full-time jobs for 2013 on the site of its new plant in Bogart was 214. The goal stipulated in the memorandum was 100, allowing Caterpillar to state that there was no jobs shortfall for 2013. Caterpillar also stated in the compliance report that it had invested $107,407,527 as of Dec. 31, 2013, but it provided no details of that spending. Caterpillar was required to spend only $50 million, so it claims there was no investment shortfall for the year. Oconee County and Athens-Clarke County, which split costs equally on the project designed to lure Caterpillar to the area, spent a total of $18,069,830. Lee Becker For more on these stories and others, visit oconeecountyobservations. blogspot.com or flagpole.com/blogs/in-the-loop.

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movie dope drew’s reviews DIVERGENT (PG-13) Hunger Games comparisons are inevitable.

 While Veronica Roth’s book loses the head-to-head against Suzanne

Collins’ bestseller, Neil Burger’s filmed adaptation might best Gary Ross’ original Games. In a dystopian future Chicago, humanity is divided into five factions. Right before Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley) is to choose the faction in which she’ll spend the rest of her life, the teenager learns she is Divergent, whatever that means. Tris, as she chooses to be called, selects Dauntless, the faction most appealing to teens, as they spend most of their time yelling and jumping from trains. Oh yeah, they’re civilization’s soldiers too. After a grueling initiation during which she makes a love connection with the studly instructor, Four (Theo James), Tris learns her perfect society and all Divergents are under attack. The movie distills 500 pages of plot into a pretty decent two-plus-hour flick as scripters Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor smartly eschew Tris’ inner monologues, save for her opening and closing thoughts. Burger excels at sci-fi (see Limitless) and the casting is spot on. Woodley’s the most believably unsure YA heroine seen on the big screen, and James increases Four’s appeal from the page. Bring on Insurgent. VERONICA MARS (PG-13) I had to elicit some assistance to fairly review the Kickstarter-funded big screen case solved by all-grown-up teen sleuth Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell). Having devoutly watched all three seasons, I love the movie as the fan service it most certainly is; everybody returns, if even for the briefest of appearances. (How many more dead TV series could live again via a “where are they now” reunion movie? “Buffy,” please?) According to my non-fan wife, the movie succeeds apart from the series as any good mystery yarn should. Veronica returns to Neptune, CA, to help former boyfriend Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring) beat a murder rap and reunite with old friends (Wallace and Mac, naturally) and an enemy (Madison, grrr) at her high school reunion. That girl ruined a lot of lives while snooping through her high school’s halls. Series creator Rob Thomas wrote and directed a solid feature debut with a compelling central mystery, though it watches as well from your couch as in a theater. Marshmallows missing Veronica’s sharp tongue and one of television’s greatest father-daughter relationships (Enrico Colantoni’s Keith Mars is simply the best) can rejoice. Everyone else, welcome to Neptune.

ECOFOCUS FILM FESTIVAL The sixth annual Ecofocus Film Festival is currently underway, with remaining films including GMO OMG and Tiny: A Story About Living Small. The Ripple Effect Project will showcase films about water conservation created by filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience. (Ciné) GLORIA (R) 2013. Gloria stars Paulina Garcia as a single, spontaneous older woman who seeks excitement and company. When she falls for an ex-naval officer, however, Gloria must confront secrets from her haunting past. (Ciné) GOD’S NOT DEAD (PG) When a freshman is forced to deny his faith in order to pass a required philosophy class, he bargains with his professor, who requires him to prove God’s existence for his grade. This challenging assignment not only starts to threaten his grade but his relationships, future and faith. HER (R) 2013. Her stars a really nice, mild-mannered 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. Scarlett Johannson voices the OS, Samantha, so the concept isn’t THAT outlandish. The film is mostly Phoenix interacting with Johannson’s voice. Sometimes an unmade Amy Adams pops by to again verify her brilliance. While Phoenix and ScarJo incredibly do their thing, Jonze and his behind the scenes folk drip visual magic into 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

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and Christopher Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street) have 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 salvation of creativity. A movie made from the toy that frees the childhood (and adult) imagination has to stay on its toes in order not to diminish the property. LONE SURVIVOR (R) 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 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

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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. The Monuments Men delivers a mature, art-filled reboot of “Hogan’s Heroes.” The Monuments Men has too many appealing personalities; the audience never gets to spend enough time with Murray/Balaban, Goodman/Dujardin, Damon/Cate Blanchett or Clooney. MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN (PG) Mr. Peabody and Sherman get 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

tangentially responsible, Tobey drives his way into an exclusive underground race called the Deleon, mostly to seek revenge against real bad guy, professional race car driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But who am I kidding, wasting so much space on a plot synopsis? What potential viewers of Need for Speed need to know is the cars are fast, exotic and well shot by director Scott Waugh (Act of Valor). Paul also proves capable as a leading man, and Michael Keaton continues his fun 2014 renaissance. Sure, the movie’s too long, but it’s a solid racing adventure that happens to be adapted from a video game. NINOTCHKA 1939. The Georgia Museum of Art accompanies the “Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy” exhibit with Greta Garbo’s next-to-last film, which was billed as her first American comedy. The big tagline was, “Garbo Laughs!” In the Ernst Lubitsch classic (co-written by Billy Wilder), Garbo plays a stern Communist woman who falls for a capitalist (Melvyn Douglas) she detests. Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress. (Georgia Museum of Art)

Be a good lad and rub the lotion on its skin. other historical luminaries as they try to right the wrongs 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. MUPPETS MOST WANTED (PG) See Movie Pick. NEED FOR SPEED (PG-13) Whether the moviegoing world wanted one or not, Fast & Furious now has a competitor in outlandish car-chase franchises. Need for Speed, based on the Electronic Arts series of racing videogames, stars Aaron Paul in his first major headlining gig post“Breaking Bad,” and it’s fast enough to win the box office race, if nothing else. The way-too-generously plotted movie takes a while to reach its top speed as small town race car driver Tobey Marshall (Paul) establishes his bonafides. Once released from prison for a crime for which he was only

m NOAH (PG-13) Don’t ever say Darren Aronofsky isn’t a risk taker. His follow-up to Black Swan is a faithful adaptation of the biblical epic of Noah (Russell Crowe), who is tasked by God with the momentous job of saving the world—animal and man—from an apocalyptic flood. Jennifer Connelly costars as Naameh, wife of Noah; Emma Watson as Ila, wife of Shem; Logan Lerman as Ham, son of Noah; and Anthony Hopkins as ancient Methuselah, grandfather of Noah. 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 Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Michelle “Lady Mary” Dockery and Scoot McNairy; however, the real co-star 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. 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 ROOM (R) 2003. The Room, from baffling “auteur” Tommy Wiseau, might be the Mona Lisa of bad movies; its greatness lies in its mysterious smile, which a laughing Wiseau trots out at the oddest moments. The Room will leave you with so many questions that don’t need answering. (Ciné) ROUGH AUNTIES 2008. As part of Women’s History Month, the University of Georgia Institute for Women’s Studies presents a screening of Rough Aunties. These extraordinary women would stop at nothing to protect the ill-treated children of Durban, South Africa. Sisters in Law and Divorce Iranian Style director Kim Longinotto’s documentary won the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema—Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival; the film also picked up top doc prizes from Krakow, Indianapolis and St. Louis. (Miller Learning Center, Room 214) SABOTAGE (R) Sabotage looks like the first film of Ah-nuld’s revived career, with the potential to be more than a fun, action throwback. (Still, The Last Stand and Escape Plan had their minor charms.) The members of an elite DEA task force are being picked off after a big drug cartel bust. Joining Schwarzenegger are Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Terrence Howard, Jon Manganiello, Josh Holloway and Mireille Enos. End of Watch writerdirector David Ayer has really become a filmmaker to watch, if we’re talking about tough cop movies. 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 slightly ethnic unknown actors do not benefit from the big screen treatment. The only 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. 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. It’s digital bloody fun for two hours. TYLER PERRY’S THE SINGLE MOMS’ CLUB (PG-13) Nia Long, Windi McLendon-Covey, Amy Smart, Zulay Henao and Cocoa Brown star in Perry’s latest film about five different women who form a bond after a particular event at their children’s school. The women use their sisterhood as an outlet for discussing their problems and offer advice to one another. WALTER 2013. Excitedly, Ciné is one of 17 theaters nationwide to receive a Coolidge Corner Theatre and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science on Screen grant to pair films with expert presentations on science and technology. In Walter: Lessons from the World’s Oldest People, filmmakers Hunter Weeks and Sarah Hall visit people 110 years or older. Georgia’s own Besse Cooper, the World’s Oldest Person, is one of the people they meet. Dr. Leonard Poon, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at UGA’s Institute of Gerontology, will discuss “Understanding Well-Being in the Oldest Old,” while filmmaker Weeks, Guinness gerontology consultant, Robert Young, and Cooper’s family will join in a post-film Q&A. (Ciné) 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 airplanes that were flown by the Empire of Japan in World War II. The English voice cast is as good as usual. Joseph GordonLevitt voices Jiro and is joined by Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Martin Short, Werner Herzog, William H. Macy, Mandy Patinkin and Stanley Tucci. Drew Wheeler

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Badguy (Ricky Gervais). Their scheme? To lure the gaggle of scene-stealers to tour Europe with their show and make sure that each venue is conveniently next to a bank or an art museum. Then Constantine and Badguy can get to business robbing the joint. Muppets Most Wanted is one convoluted, fuzzy-headed sock puppet of a movie, narrative-wise. It also gives way too much time to the human actors, although many of the flesh performances are amusing, particularly Tina Fey as a gulag commandant and Ty Burrell as an Interpol secret agent forced to work with CIA agent Sam Eagle. The Muppets themselvesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Kermit, Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bearâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; are simply not on screen enough, shoved aside to make room for the numerous cameos from Ray Liotta, Christoph Waltz, Zach Galifianakis, Celine Deon and many others. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to deny the hammy love of these exuberant critters. Muppets Most Wanted makes for a fine family movie and opens the door for many more movies to come. Derek Hill

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ike the rest of the world, pop music has undergone a technological evolution over the past few decades, which the recent infiltration of electronic dance music onto mainstream airwaves has brought to a head. If you haven’t in a while, flip on your radio right now and find the Top 40 station. Dig the densely layered beats, the blatantly over-computerized vocals. A robot could have made this stuff. Were it not for the occasional real-life reminder of the eternally flawed human beings behind the music (paging Ms. Cyrus), it would not be inconceivable to assume that a robot does make this stuff. If it seems strange to discuss pop radio in the context of an article about experimental rock warriors Tunabunny—a band that’s never let a good hook get in the way of a self-subversive arrangement and whose live shows have been known to devolve into sonic gibberish at the drop of a hat—then let me introduce you to the group’s latest LP, the vaguely zeitgeisty, frankly stunning Kingdom Technology. On the album, the band strips away some of the detritus with which it willfully muddied up its first three records, shifting the focus instead to its longtime affinity for electronics and incorporating lovely, clear-cut melodies courtesy of vocalists Brigette Herron and Mary Jane Hassell. Unlike the latest Ellie Goulding smash, however, Kingdom Technology is overtly, even nastily human. The electronics heard here owe more to Kraftwerk than Skrillex, and even the pre-programmed beats somehow feel like they’re this close to falling apart. (In fact, the Casiotone rhythm on the hypnotic “Power Breaks,” does just that by song’s end, slowly dissolving and going out with a massive death-fart of a bass tone.) The album’s humanity is underscored by the fact that, though it’s somewhat cleaned up, it feels even more fragmented than its predecessors. On Kingdom Technology, Tunabunny goes from avant-sex-groove (“Give it Up”) to plaintive, perfect power-pop (“Coming for You”) to no-wave asymmetry (“Good God Awful”) to garbage-can synth drone (“Terminal Departure”) in the space of 42 minutes.

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The band, whose members pointedly chose to respond to Flagpole’s email queries as a singular unit, cites the fragmentation as a byproduct of busy schedules. “[It] made it harder to get together and write songs as a band, so we’d go over to [drummer] Jesse [Stinnard]’s one or two at a time and just kind of mess around. Once you put down your guitar/bass/ drums, you pick up what’s around you.” But some of the record’s best moments are also its most collaborative-sounding and musically straightforward, like the aforementioned full-band rocker “Coming for You,” which puts anything Bob Pollard has penned over the last five years to shame. Those moments also serve as reminders that Tunabunny has always been a pop group at heart. “We’ve crafted tons of Top 40 hits,” the band writes, “but so far, they’re only getting played in parallel universes.” It’s a joke, but only sort of; it’s fun and not so far-fetched to imagine a bizarro Ryan Seacrest introducing the hilariously staid “Give it Up” as the week’s No. 1. In this world, however, Tunabunny will likely never crack the charts, mostly because of its devotion to continually reinventing itself. Mike Turner, whose Happy Happy Birthday to Me label has released all four of the group’s albums, professes amazement at its chameleonic nature. “Tunabunny is the band I have worked the most closely with over the last few years,” he says. “[But] I never know what to expect—and that says a lot.” Some of this stems from the fact that, skewed pop hooks aside, in many ways Tunabunny is, as the saying goes, punk as fuck, famously utilizing cheap-o or otherwise discarded gear and taking creative inspiration from its lack of budget. Kingdom Technology, for instance, was recorded on a console salvaged from a UGA dumpster. Read that again: Tunabunny dumpster-dives for sound equipment. Ironically, the salvaged soundboard was an improvement. “We had to dirty it up a little, because we had better equipment this time,” says the band. Tunabunny’s dedication to adaptation stems from more than financial necessity: “It’s an effort not to get bored. To us, there’s no point in listening to

music if you can describe it. If it’s easy to explain, then that kind of defeats the purpose of making it in the first place.” Tunabunny is one of 12 acts set to perform at Turner’s HHBTM Weekender, a mini-festival that takes over Green Room Friday and Saturday nights. All the artists involved have an association with Turner or his label, including doom-punks Muuy Biien, whose long-awaited second LP drops next month, rising psych-pop band Axxa/Abraxas and Charlie Johnston from long-dormant E6 associates 63 Crayons, performing as 63Foil. (For the full schedule, see this week’s Calendar.) Though this weekend’s event is not explicitly associated with Athens PopFest, the once-annual, Turner-founded happening whose fate has lain in limbo for several years, it will act as a sort of throwback for fans of that event. “It’s a lot less stress… and way less cost,” says Turner, who adds that he originally planned to resurrect the festival for 2014 but became discouraged when he began to consider the time commitment involved. “At this moment, I really don’t see it returning unless it was my job,” he says. “But the kind of stuff that you have to do, with sponsors and booking, to make an event like that a regular job, I’m not really into.” Even if PopFest really is dead and gone, one glance at this weekend’s lineup, like one listen to Tunabunny’s new record, proves that pop music is alive and well in Athens, no matter how peculiar—how human—it may be. “We’ve always thought our songs were hooky and melodic,” writes Tunabunny. “Of course, we also think Swell Maps are a bubblegum band.” Gabe Vodicka

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he fact that Emily Hearn is not part of usual Athens music circles is apparent early in Flagpole’s conversation with her. “My very first show was at Flicker Theater,” she says. “I don’t think they’re a venue all the time. They’re a bar, and they host movie nights, and they let me have a show there.” But maybe it’s time we started thinking outside the West Washington Street box, anyhow. With local hip hop outfit Stack Boyz signing to Atlanta-based D4L Records earlier this month and singer-songwriters like Hearn opening gigs for the likes of Luke Bryan, evidence is piling up that our city is a hotspot even for those who might not fit the indie rock bill. With her sunny, chirruping pop, Hearn may be the most Top 40-ready artist in Athens today. Her music tends toward the grounded, golden-hour vibe of Colbie Caillat more than the star-quality bombast of Taylor Swift. If you’re the type who prefers your pop with the prefix “avant” attached, then Hearn is not for you. Twenty-three and married, she is guilelessly focused on the romantic, and her songs center almost exclusively on love. As it turns out, there are a lot of folks around here who relate to that. “[People] come up to me after the shows and say that they feel exactly the way I talk about in my songs,” says Hearn. “That’s the kind of thing that could inspire someone to write songs for the rest of their life.” Growing up in Griffin, GA, in a “completely unmusical household,” Hearn taught herself to play the guitar as a senior in high school. She moved to Athens for college, excited about the music scene but without any intention of breaking into it. “I had some really cool friends and roommates who were into live music, and they took me to a lot of shows. I fell in love with the culture,” Hearn says. She started writing songs in 2008. Since then, she’s produced a full-length, Red Balloon, and two EPs. Since her inaugural show at Flicker, Hearn has found a home at the Melting Point, where she’ll play Friday. “I didn’t really meet any musical friends for the longest time,” Hearn says. “The first person I met was my husband.” She and partner Michael Harrison, who is also a musician, were set up on a blind date by friends. Over the course of their relationship, Hearn says he has taught her bits of music theory and instilled in her the underpinnings of good songwriting. Hearn has also lucked into other help in her young career, including a cameo from Bill Murray in the video for her song “Rooftop.” She was introduced to the actor by friend and former Hootie and the Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan. “He brought me coffee and told me he liked my dress,” she says of Charleston, SC resident Murray, who has become something of a merry prankster in recent years, jumping behind the bar to serve patrons at SXSW and crashing Brooklyn kickball games. Likewise, Hearn’s gig opening for Bryan in Augusta was the product of well-maintained connections; she was invited to join the bill after doing a radio interview with the promoter who put together the show. “You have to see it as a business,” she says. “It’s just as network-based as anything else.” Such talk may be anathema to the ripped-jeans set, but the fact remains: In a relatively short time, Hearn has built an impressive following, in a scene not known for being friendly to artists of her ilk, through a connection to her fans and networking savvy. The rest of us should be taking notes. Rachel Bailey

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he members of KatĂŤr Mass joke about an ongoing internal debate over who DRINK is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;most punkâ&#x20AC;? person in the band. DEALS The obvious winner, at least on the surface, is Patrick Goral, the skinny, tattooed, pinkhaired, Food not Bombs-volunteering drummer THURSDAY, MARCH 27TH who professes an undying love for â&#x20AC;&#x153;mid-â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s FREE SHOW Epitaphâ&#x20AC;? and is currently cradling a 40. On paper, the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other three members, steeped in academia, are not very punk. FRIDAY, MARCH 28TH Frontman Tim Gill, a Cleveland, OH native with a pronounced Midwestern accent, is pursuing a doctoral degree in sociology at UGA; bassist SATURDAY, MARCH 29TH Nick Gomez, a former high-school teacher, is doing the same in math education. Guitarist Phil Lewin, who played with Gomez in the local hardcore band Reeks of Failure and whom Gill met through the UGA sociology departSUNDAY, MARCH 30TH ment, is currently interviewing for a job at a university in South Florida. (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Apparently, there are a lot of Marxist professors down there,â&#x20AC;? MONDAY, MARCH 31ST explains Gill.) But look closer, and you might be surprised. Like Propagandhi, the Canadian group it cites as a major influence (Gill and ATHENSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; INTIMATE LIVE MUSIC VENUE Lewin co-wrote a chapter on that band for a book titled The Art of Social Critique), KatĂŤr See website for show times & details Massâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; smart, strident music strikes a balance hendershotscoffee.com between pummeling post-hardcore and classic237 prince ave. â&#x20AC;˘ 706.353.3050 rock melody; likewise, its lyrics, courtesy mostly of Gill (and occasionally of Lewin and Gomez), weigh the political against the personal, exposing the formerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role in the latter and vice versa. If an affinity for Marxism and an obsession with personal politics is not enough to convince you of KatĂŤr Massâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cred, carve out 26 minutes for the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new album, Circles. A no-filler, no-nonsense work recorded with Cinemechanica drummer Mike Albanese at his Espresso Machine Studio, the record is visceral, engaging and inspiring in the way all great punk rock is; stylistically, it fits in with A little bit of the Gulf Coast comes to Athens that specific strain of 1990s post-hardcore that valued sentiment as much as aggression. TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT (See also: Hot Water Music, Small Brown Bike, a slew of other three-word bands.) But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t call it emo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The song content is not entirely happy,â&#x20AC;? admits Gill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the $ music we try to keep [upbeat].â&#x20AC;? Indeed, there $ is a resolutely buoyant edge to KatĂŤr Mass; even when the lyrics convey despondence, New Brunch Options: the music remains designed for maximum fistpumping pleasure. Of those lyrics: Gill will turn 30 this year, and his songs often revolve Lightly fried salmon strips over around the philosophical anguish that comes siracha aioli, broiled egg over with transitioning from youth to adulthood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in college for like, 11 years fresh spinach & honey wheat toast now,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in this kind of limbic state between having summers off and staying out late, and becoming this expert in U.S. foreign policy, where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m supposed to be professional and a good citizen and go to bed early.â&#x20AC;? That inner tension leads to a sort of existential fear, he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think a lot about, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What is life gonna be like when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a professor? Is all the punk stuff gonna go away? Am I going to feel immediately gratified the way I feel by playing music?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? It also provides KatĂŤr Massâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; music with the Heated Porch ¡ Plenty of Parking push-and-pull that makes it so captivating. On WATCH THE WORLD GO BY IN FIVE POINTS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Airport Deli,â&#x20AC;? Gill recounts youthful hijinks with a decidedly grown-up voice, both revelAt the corner of Lumpkin & Milledge ing in nostalgia and cursing it for haunting MARKER7COASTALGRILL.COM â&#x20AC;˘ 706.850.3451 his psyche. Musically, the song shifts from TUESDAY, MARCH 25TH

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understated, palm-muted verse to full-bore, four-chord power chorus and back again, three minutes of proud pop-punk ephemera. The track also features a playful, wah-wahheavy outro, which illustrates another of the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passions: good, old-fashioned goofs. Gill and Lewin share a particular affinity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We could go on quoting Longmont Potion Castle for hours, just screwing with each other,â&#x20AC;? says Gill, referring to the infamous, L.A.-based, prank-calling surrealist whose subjects are often left more confused than angry. In fact, in its spare time, KatĂŤr Mass, whose members average nearly three decades on Earth (Goral, who will soon turn 25, is the baby of the group) enjoys sitting around together making prank calls. One running gag involves posing as a record label and inviting bands to con-

â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are definitely punk bands that play, and people that try to make things happen,â&#x20AC;? Gill says. Still, says Goral, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I used to do a lot of house showsâ&#x20AC;Ś and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have to get a keg to get people to come. Or there would be the same two locals playing with every touring band.â&#x20AC;? Goral also cites a recent Caledonia show, where a high-profile touring punk act â&#x20AC;&#x153;played to no one.â&#x20AC;? Of course, KatĂŤr Mass seems to exist primarily for its membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; own edification, punk rock therapy for restless minds. Gill, for one, says he will continue to ply the trade until it no longer makes sense to do so. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Playing musicâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that forever,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gonna come a point where no one wants to see a 40-year-old playing the same fuckinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; four chords.â&#x20AC;?

tribute â&#x20AC;&#x153;two-and-a-half songsâ&#x20AC;? to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;digital six-and-a-half-inch split.â&#x20AC;? Segments of another bit that found the band calling Flagpole music columnist Gordon Lamb made its way onto Circles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got the sense that he could be riled up,â&#x20AC;? says Gill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And we knew he loved Athens.â&#x20AC;? In the bit, Gill, posing as the frontman of another band, refers to Athens as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;dinky little shit townâ&#x20AC;? and promises to come through on tour and â&#x20AC;&#x153;blow it up.â&#x20AC;? Lamb is first incredulous, before finally exploding in anger. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was the deciding factor in [including it on the album],â&#x20AC;? says Gomez. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defending Athens [in a way] any one of us would if someone attacked the town.â&#x20AC;? But though its members obviously love their adopted home, whether or not KatĂŤr Mass fits into a punk â&#x20AC;&#x153;sceneâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;whether such a scene even exists in Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;is a trickier question. The band, which acknowledges its debt to Athens-born DIY-circuit heroes like Nana Grizol and Hot New Mexicans, as well as its camaraderie with more recent Classic City groups like Gripe and Harsh Words, exchanges knowing glances when the subject is brought up.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;What about Milo?â&#x20AC;? Goral asks, referring to the bespectacled biochemist frontman of canonized punk band Descendents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He went to college.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true. There are outliers,â&#x20AC;? replies Gill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But, sadly, I feel like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m at this point in my life where punk rock is waning and declining, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m reflecting on that.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in the complete opposite mode,â&#x20AC;? laughs Goral. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m] coming to the realization of, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This is what I do now. This is it.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s terrifying: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Yeah, dad, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m gonna make $10,000 a year forever.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? A somber beat passes before Gomez, smiling at Gill, jumps in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;See, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more punk than you.â&#x20AC;?

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threats & promises Music News And Gossip All That Remains: Athens instrumental band A. Armada built up a decent amount of speed before imploding a few years ago. The post-rock ensemble was always a little more “rock” than “post,” and its atmospheric compositions always swung a little closer to earth than noted influences Appleseed Cast and Explosions in the Sky. Although it’s been dormant for years and likely to remain so, the band recently dug through its archives and released the six-track Never Come Down From the Mountain. The pieces were culled from A. Armada’s final recording sessions a few years ago. One tune was recorded by Andy LeMaster at Chase Park Transduction, and the others were tracked at the band’s practice space.

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A. Armada It’s an interesting way to bookmark a band’s existence—that is, with what is essentially a demo. All in all, it’s not a bad reminder of what Athens sounded like circa 2010, and you can hear if over at aarmada.bandcamp.com. Hit the Switch: The ongoing activity surrounding the ramping up toward this summer’s Art Rox Athens event series, also known as Art Rocks Athens, now includes an opportunity for you to send in a 30-second video. If you’ve got a memory or feeling about the Athens art and music scene from 1975–1985 (e.g., How did it make you feel? How did it affect your life? What does it mean to you now?), then go ahead and record it and send it to videos@ artrocksathens.com. Videos should be less than 10 megabytes in size and in MP4, OOG, MOV or H.264 formats. For more information, see artrocksathens.com. To Your Health: This year’s BreastFest happens Saturday, Mar. 29 at Little Kings Shuffle Club. Since its first instance in 1997, the annual event has worked hard for breast cancer awareness and fundraising and generally offered a pretty good lineup of live music in the process. This year’s event features Marie Davon; Sara O’Brien and Betsy Franck; Jack Logan and Scott Baxendale; Shonna Tucker and John Neff; Barry Marler (Dreams So Real) with Darrin Cook and Jamie Derevere; Bryan Howard (The HEAP) with Matt Williams (The Granfalloons), Danny Hutchens and Eric Carter; DJ Keis; and Jim White with his daughter Willow Martin. Notice a common idea running through most of those? They’re largely duos, owing to this year’s BreastFest theme, “What a Pair.” There will be a silent auction with items ranging from show tickets to a watercolor painting of Patterson Hood by Michael St. George, lots of food from local merchants, a kid carnival, representatives from our local St. Mary’s Hospital speaking

about breast health and more. BreastFest was founded in memory of Tyanna O’Brien by her daughters, and in the last five years it has raised and donated over $100,000 to St. Mary’s. The mammography waiting room there will be dedicated in honor of O’Brien on Mar. 28. For more information, see facebook.com/ breastfestathens and breastfest.org. Groove on the Grass: Ashford Manor’s Concerts on the Lawn series returns to Watkinsville Friday, Mar. 28 with a very special edition featuring roots legend Randall Bramblett along with Atlanta a cappella group Hair of the Dog and former “American Idol” finalist RJ Helton. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics and spread out under the stars. In addition, nearby restaurant Chops & Hops will be donating a portion of that evening’s sales to benefit Project Safe, and folks are encouraged to order carry-out in advance by calling 706-310-1101. Tickets for Friday’s event, which are available at the gate, are $15 for adults and $5 for kids under 12, and all proceeds will go to benefit Project Safe on behalf of Dancing with the Athens Stars’ Team 6. On a related note, the annual Dancing with the Athens Stars event happens Sunday, Mar. 30 at the Classic Center. Sounds like your weekend is planned. [Gabe Vodicka] On the Road Again: The always hard-at-work Burns Like Fire has thrown its hat into the ring to be considered for inclusion on this year’s Vans Warped Tour. The contest is run by guitar-string maker Ernie Ball, and you can vote for our heroes over at warped.battleofthebands.com/u/BurnsLikeFire. The band has already responded to those who say that no “good” bands play Warped Tour by saying, basically, that this is your chance to make sure one does. The group, now hot on the heels of its debut release for the Autumn & Color label, has been out of town an awful lot this year already, and is probably going to be on the road a total of six months or more this year. Follow the madness at facebook.com/ burnslikefiremusic. Punk Junk: The hard-to-categorize Katër Mass, generally agreed upon as falling somewhere in the melodic punk/heavy indie categories, will release its new album Circles on cassette tape Saturday, Mar. 29 at the Caledonia Lounge. The bill also features Pale Prophet, Harsh Words and Karbomb. The record release comes courtesy of Pizza Tomb Records and Added Warmth Recordings, and even though I think making cassette tapes of anything is like manufacturing instant garbage, I’m also inclined to side to with nearly anything Katër Mass chooses to do. It would be difficult to understate my enthusiasm for this band and how essential I think these guys’ sound is for Athens these days. And I was saying that long before they included a prank phone call made to me on the new album. Take heed and keep up with their goings-on via facebook.com/katermass. Gordon Lamb threatsandpromises@flagpole.com

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The Psychedelic Furs

Georgia Theatre · 8 p.m. · $20 We’re a long way from London in 1977, when the Psychedelic Furs first got together. The band’s last album, 1991’s World Outside, was followed closely by the band’s dissolution; in 2001, the group began to tour again. These dates speak to the far-flung timespan of the Furs’ adventures together, but don’t sum up the breadth of their influence. Their fingerprint on new wave is preeminent; it should be noted that the Furs’ song “Pretty in Pink” inspired the John Hughes film of the same name, not the other way around. Theirs is a style that’s gone in and out of fashion many times over the last 37 years. But bandleaders/brothers Richard and Tim Butler are still, by all accounts, doing their material justice, rightfully counting themselves as something that’s less common all the time: the genuine article. [Jeff Tobias] MUSIC | Friday, Mar. 28

Diarrhea Planet, The Weeks, New Wives, Concord America

New Earth Athens · 9 p.m. · $5 My editor requested 125 words on why Diarrhea Planet is worthy of your time, but I only need four: guitar shredding punk explosion. Is that not enough? At recent SXSW showcases, the Nashvillebased band lit up crowds with face-melting solos, stagediving T-shirt contests and enough jokes about being another act altogether that folks began to wonder if they were serious about changing that ridiculous name. Beneath all of the band’s raucous, visceral fun, Diarrhea Planet has a penchant for offering stunningly reflective lyrics about the pains of everyday existence. If you haven’t already, give a close listen to the group’s latest release, I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams. Lucky for us, the band is back in town to make up for a last-minute January cancellation. Rejoice! [Dan Mistich] MUSIC | Friday, Mar. 28

Sam Sniper, Grand Vapids, The Last Tycoon

Flicker Theatre & Bar · 9 p.m. · FREE! “Something to Say,” the lead single from local alt-country quintet Sam Sniper’s upcoming sophomore full-length, Throwing Rocks, is a pleasant surprise. The track finds the guys channeling ‘90s grunge, as they’ve been wont to call it, but there are also nods to radio-rock from the same era—specifically, hints of Spacehog. In short, it’s a promising opening salvo, underpinned with slide guitar and instrumental twang. Since releasing their debut, We’re Not Coming Back This Way, in 2012, the members of Sam Sniper have proved themselves to be tight, engaging performers and capable songwriters. Fans of the down-home sound of their debut may be

disconcerted by the electric emphasis “Something to Say” seems to signal, but fear not: Sam Sniper is simply feeling out new territory. The songwriting chops remain firmly intact. [Rachel Bailey] PERFORMANCE | Sunday, Mar. 30

Dancing with the Athens Stars

Classic Center · 7 p.m. · $20 Since its inception in 2008, Project Safe’s Dancing with the Athens Stars has netted over $520,000 towards ending domestic violence. Inspired by the TV competition series “Dancing with the Stars,” 10 community leaders were paired up with dance instructors last October to create unique dance routines, spanning from ballroom and Latin to tap and trapeze. This year’s lineup of stars includes Athens Regional cardiologist David Woodward, Walmart general manager Kip Farlow, Oconee County High School student Wesley Walters, UGA Business Law Clinic instructor Willow Tracy, Clarke County School District Superintendent Philip Lanoue, Ashford Manor B&B co-owner Mario Allen Castro, WXAG radio personality Barbara “Lady B”

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Morton Theatre · 7:30 p.m. · $10–15 Following their production of “Alice: Lessons in Wonderland,” the Dancefx Concert Dance Company is proud to announce another original performance entitled “Little Red.” As the title suggests, the performance is based on the Brothers Grimm tale, Little Red Riding Hood. In Dancefx’s adaptation, Little Red gets lost on her way to her grandmother’s house and runs into several characters from other fairy tales, including the Seven Dwarves, rapping blind mice, Hansel and Gretel and dueling white and black swans. “Little Red” features guest performances from other local dance companies including CONTACT, a ballroom performance company, and Sweet Dreams, a female hip hop performance group. Dancefx promises the audience a playful and whimsical production. [Sarah Temple Stevenson]

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Tuesday 25 ART: Visiting Silhouette Artist (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Tim Arnold creates silhouettes of children, adults and pets. Cuttings can be done from a photograph or from life. Contact Treehouse to make an appointment. Mar. 24–25. $40 (two silhouttes). www.treehousekidandcraft.com CLASSES: Calligraphy Workshop (Treehouse Kid and Craft) For adults. Supplies included. 7–9:30 p.m. $55. www.treehousekidandcraft. CLASSES: iPad Basics Learn all the basics. Call to register. 10–11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www. athenslibrary.org COMEDY: Doug Stanhope (Georgia Theatre) Stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope has been performing and provoking audience members for over 20 years. 8 p.m. $25. www. georgiatheatre.com FILM: The Peabody Decades: Troublesome Creek (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) In profiling the struggle of her parents to keep their family intact, filmmaker Jeanne Jordan created an extraordinary visual metaphor for the major challenges afflicting rural America. 7 p.m. FREE! mlmiller@uga.edu FILM: Bad Movie Night: Black Belt Angels (Ciné Barcafé) Master Kim’s Tae Kwon Do school is about to be shut down by an evil developer, but not without a fight from his star pupils, a group of girls who unabashedly call themselves the Black Belt Angels. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/badmovienight FILM: Italian Film Series (Miller Learning Center, Room 248) The Escort is an Italian crime film in which an honest judge tries to clean up a Sicilian town despite corrupt local politicians working hand-inhand with the Mafia. 7 p.m. FREE! www.rom.uga.edu FILM: EcoFocus Film Festival (Ciné Barcafé) A screening of Tiny: A Story About Living Small. 7:30 p.m. $7.50. www.ecofocusfilmfest.org GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Win house cash prizes with host Todd Kelly. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.choochoorestaurants.com GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) General trivia with host Caitlin Wilson. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-8508561 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 with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515 GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Presented by

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Wednesday 26 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: 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. facebook.com/salsaathens 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: National Nutrition Month (YMCA) The Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association and local registered dieticians will answer questions about nutrition, physical activity and meal planning. Includes healthy treats, trivia and educational games for kids. 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athensymca.org EVENTS: A Night at the Morton (Morton Theatre) The UGA Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the Institute for African American Studies and the Hugh Hodgson

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School of Music present “A Night at the Morton: Celebrating Black Traditions in Athens Musical Culture.” 7 p.m. FREE! (tickets required). www.mortontheatre.com EVENTS: Experience UGA Fundraiser & Reception (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Experience UGA is a new partnership that aims to bring each Clarke County student to UGA’s campus every year through field trips. The reception will highlight field trips to the Georgia Museum of Art, State Botanical Garden, UGArden and more. 6–8 p.m. conen21@uga.edu EVENTS: Wine Dinner (Speakeasy) Sample six Italian wines paired with food. 6 p.m. $20. www.speakeasyathens.com GAMES: Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll Trivia (Jerzee’s Sports Bar) Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. House cash prizes. 10 p.m. FREE! www. jerzeessportsbar.com GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-6130892 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 KIDSTUFF: Mr. Rogers Storytime (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Wear a Mr. Rogersinspired sweater and listen to stories. 10 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Brony Brawl (Oconee County Library) Show your Brony pride or find out what it’s all about. Participants will watch My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and face off in a round of My Little Pony trivia. Includes prizes for the best costume and snacks. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee KIDSTUFF: Henna: A Muslim Journey Program for Teens (ACC Library) Teens ages 11–18 will learn about the rich history of henna tattoo art, choose a design and learn how to apply it with all-natural henna. No registration required. 2–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www. athenslibrary.org LECTURES & LIT: History Graduate Student Association Book Sale (UGA LeConte Hall) A sale of fiction and non-fiction, used and new books. Proceeds support the HGSA. Mar. 26–27, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. www.history.uga.edu/graduate/ hgsa.html LECTURES & LIT: Oconee Democrats Book Group (Chops and Hops) This month’s book is Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants by Douglas W. Tallamy. 7 p.m. FREE! patricia.priest@yahoo.com

“Machu Picchu, Temple of the Three” is on display in “The Silent Cities of Peru: Archaeological Photographs by Fernando La Rosa” at the Georgia Museum of Art through Sunday, Mar. 30. LECTURES & LIT: Writers After Dark (The Globe) The Athens Writers Association presents readings of stories and poetry on topics that are taboo or too risqué to see the light of day. 8 p.m.–12 a.m. $5 (suggested donation). www.athenswritersassociation.wordpress.com PERFORMANCE: Chamber Orchestra of the Kremlin (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) Established in Moscow in 1991, the orchestra has performed in over 24 countries and released over 30 CDs. Theresa Chaflin, a doctoral student in musicology, will offer a free pre-concert lecture 45 minutes prior to the performance. 8 p.m. $25–40. www. pac.uga.edu

Thursday 27 CLASSES: Cooking Class & Dinner (Mama Bird’s Granola) Daily Groceries Co-op presents “Getting the Most Out of Your DAILY: Eating Well on a Budget.” Make a savory vegan chili “cheese” pie and a couple of other goodies in this hands-on class. Register online. 6 p.m. $18–22. www.dailygroceries.org 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. deborahmillier@yahoo.com CLASSES: Lunchtime Learning: Diabetes Workshop (ACC Library) ARMC dietician Margaret Earnest will offer guidelines to ensure healthy menu planning and goal setting for diabetes. Sample healthy foods and get information you or your loved ones need. 12:15 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www. athenslibrary.org 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. uga.edu

EVENTS: God Save the Queens Drag Show (UGA Memorial Hall) Lambda Alliance is a LGBTQA+ student organization at UGA that provides community, support, advocacy and education. See performances by both professionals and students. Tipping performers is encouraged. 7:30–10 p.m. $5 (w/student ID), $10. jstudda1@gmail.com, www. ugalambda.wordpress.com EVENTS: Donderos’ High Tea for Health (Donderos’ Kitchen) Enjoy a selection of tea, sandwiches, desserts and fresh fruit alongside special guest Mayor Nancy Denson. Proceeds benefit the Athens Health Network. 3:30 p.m. $20. 706-5425322, athenshealthnet@gmail.com EVENTS: Brew Down Competition (1000 Faces Coffee) Come cheer on your favorite coffee nerd while snacking on bread, cheese and beer during this manual brewing competition. 7–9 p.m. FREE! 706534-8860 FILM: Art Interrupted Film Series: Ninotchka (Georgia Museum of Art) In this lighthearted, satirical story of clashing ideologies, a humorless, austere Russian woman is transformed by Parisian decadence and romance. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org FILM: EcoFocus Film Festival (Ciné Barcafé) GMO OMG is a documentary that explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. 7:30 p.m. $7.50. www.ecofocusfilmfest.org FILM: VHS Short Filmfest (Ciné Barcafé) The Society of Greater Things gives amateur, aspiring and professional filmmakers a local stage to showcase their original work on the big screen. Email to submit a film. 7 p.m. (mixer), 8 p.m. (screening). FREE! thevhs.athens@ gmail.com, www.athenscine.com 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! 706-549-2639 GAMES: Trivia (Amici) Every Thursday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-3530000

GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Dirty Birds) Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. House cash prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/dirtybirdsath KIDSTUFF: Lego Club (ACC Library) Join us for Lego art and Lego-based games and activities. No need to bring your own Legos, they will be supplied! For ages 8–18. 4:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org KIDSTUFF: Pajama Story Time (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Come in your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for stories, songs and snacks. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 LECTURES & LIT: Women’s History Month Keynote Address (Miller Learning Center, Room 101) Award-winning poet and political theorist Robin Morgan presents “A New Sisterhood for the Age of Twitter.” 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.iws. uga.edu LECTURES & LIT: History Graduate Student Association Book Sale (UGA LeConte Hall) See Wednesday listing for full description Mar. 26–27, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. www.history.uga.edu/graduate/ hgsa.html

Friday 28 ART: Emerging Scholars Symposium Keynote Speech (Georgia Museum of Art) Cynthia Schneider, distinguished professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, delivers a keynote speech as part of the Emerging Scholars Symposium, “While Silent, They Speak: Art and Diplomacy.” Followed by a reception. 6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org EVENTS: TEDxUGA (UGA Tate Student Center, Grand Hall) UGA alumnus, faculty and students present ideas worth sharing. Performances by Kyshona Armstrong, Megan Pendleton and the UGA Ballroom Performance Group. Visit the website for a live stream of presenters. See story on p. 8. 1–6 p.m. SOLD OUT! www. tedxuga.com


KIDSTUFF: Curiosity Shop: Screen Printing Workshop (ACC Library) Learn the basics of screen printing and create your own tote bag and/or poster with the artists from Double Dutch Press. For ages 11–18. Registration required. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www. athenslibrary.org KIDSTUFF: The Heroine’s Club (Womanspace, 160 Tracy St.) This monthly mother-daughter circle focuses on the story of a different heroine each session through simple rituals, singing, journal writing and/ or crafts. For mothers and their daughters ages 8–12. Pre-register online. 6–7:30 p.m. $25/pair. www. holdingwomanspace.com LECTURES & LIT: Meet Molly Antopol (Avid Bookshop) Avid Bookshop presents author Molly Antopol in celebration of her first book, The Unamericans. 6:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com LECTURES & LIT: “Bachelor Japanists: Eastern Aesthetics and Western Masculinities” (Lamar Dodd School of Art) Dr. Christopher Reed, professor of English and Visual Culture at Pennsylvania State University, examines Japan’s attraction for Occidental men and its effects on our knowledge of the East. Part of UGA’s Association of Graduate Art Students lecture series. 4–5 p.m. FREE! www. arts.uga.edu

Saturday 29 ART: Emerging Scholars Symposium (Georgia Museum of Art) The symposium “While Silent, They Speak: Art and Diplomacy” features nine emerging scholars speaking on topics related to the

exhibit “Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy.” 8:30 a.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org CLASSES: Paper Marbling Workshop (ACC Library) Be part of an artistic tradition that dates back to the 15th century by making your own marbled papers. Call to register. 2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www. athenslibrary.org CLASSES: Tortillas & Salsa Lunch (Mama Bird’s Granola) Instructor Gaby leads a hands-on cooking class. 1–3 p.m. $18. www.mamabirdsgranola.com EVENTS: March for Meals 5K & 12K (ACC Council on Aging) The Athens Community on Aging hosts its 4th annual 5K as well as a first-ever 12K. March for Meals raises money for the local Meals on Wheels program. 8 a.m. (5K) & 9 a.m. (12K). www.accaging.org EVENTS: New Town Revue (Avid Bookshop) This month’s installment of music and poetry includes Mira Corpora author Jeff Jackson, A Mountain City of Toad Spendor author Megan McShea and musician James A. Wilson of TaxiCab Verses, Moths and Pipes You See Pipes You Don’t. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. avidbookshop.com EVENTS: Open House (Caleidoscope Color) See the brand new studio focused on customcolored fabric and wallpaper. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! 706-549-2402, www.caleidoscopecolor.com EVENTS: 3 Porch Farm 2nd Annual Plant Sale & Farm Tour (3 Porch Farm) Spend a day in the country enjoying a farm tour, plant sale, snacks from Home.made catering, a Double-Dutch Press demo and live music by the Red Oak Southern String Band. 10 a.m.–2

p.m. FREE! 3porchfarm@gmail.com, www.3porchfarm.com EVENTS: Spring Banquet (Flinchum’s Pheonix Lodge, Whitehall Forest, Athens) The

incorporating dance, music and theatrical performance. 6 p.m. www. mortontheatre.com EVENTS: AlanFest Bike Race (Sunshine Cycles) Join in on

Architecture. 5:30 p.m. $12. www. alanfest.org EVENTS: 4th Annual Festifool (Farmington Depot Gallery) Artists’ market, food, hayrides and much

Illustrations by Leslie Dallion are currently on display at The World Famous through May. Oconee River Chapter of Trout Unlimited presents a fundraising event featuring silent and live auctions, bucket raffles, giveaways, a catered dinner and fellowship. 5:30 p.m. $15 (students), $25. 706-5493674 www.orctu.org EVENTS: Caribbean Night (Morton Theatre) UGA’s Caribbean Student Association presents an evening

AlanFest’s first annual bike race. 10 a.m. www.alanfest.org EVENTS: AlanFest 2014 (New Earth Athens) This family-friendly outdoor bazaar features street performers, local craftsmen, artists, vendors and more. Live music by Mutha Funkers and Frakers Farm. Proceeds benefit the David Alan Lewis Memorial Scholarship in Landscape

more. Mar. 29–30, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.farmingtondepotgallery. com EVENTS: Athens Area Humane Society Adoption Affair (The Zeus House, Watkinsville) Come learn about the new facility, meet the animals and adopt a new member of the family. Eat snacks provided by Cookout from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and

win raffle prizes. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-769-9155, www.athenshumanesociety.org EVENTS: Athens Bar Stool Classic (Various Locations) The Athens Cancer Auxiliary presents a fundraiser to support local organizations working to fight against cancer. Four-player teams compete in a puttputt tournament in which each hole is located at one of nine downtown businesses. Must be 21 or older. 12–6 p.m. $30 (individual), $100 (team). www.athensbarstoolclassic. com EVENTS: BreastFest Athens (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Sample food from eight local restaurants, sip on beer, wine and cocktails and bid on items in a silent auction featuring music memorabilia, vacations, art, gift certificates and more. Live music by Betsy Franck, Scott Baxendale, Jamie Derevere, DJ Keis and more. 2–8 p.m. $30–35. www.breastfest. org EVENTS: BouleYard Sale (Multiple Locations) Over 20 houses in the Boulevard neighborhood are holding yard sales. Proceeds benefit the Boulevard Woods Park. Check website for participating houses. 8 a.m.–2 p.m. www.historicboulevard. com FILM: EcoFocus Film Festival (Ciné Barcafé) Take youngsters to the afternoon “Ripple Effect Blue Carpet Kids’ Matinee.” The “Ripple Effect Blue Carpet Premiere” features a reception at 6 p.m. with films screening at 7:15 p.m. The Ripple Effect Film Project features filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience creating original short films about water conservation. 2 p.m. (kids), 6 p.m. (adults). $5/matinee. www.ecofocusfilmfest.org k continued on next page

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Sunday 30 EVENTS: 4th Annual Festifool (Farmington Depot Gallery) See Saturday listing for full description Mar. 29â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. FREE! www.farmingtondepotgallery.com EVENTS: Sip and Shop (Pure Barre Athens) A variety of Athens businesses will offer products and services for a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Project Safe and Extra Special People. 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. FREE! 678-372-4849 EVENTS: Follow Your Heart 5K (Stegeman Coliseum) This 5K is in support of Save A Childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heart Foundation, which helps surgeons provide life saving cardiac care to children in countries where the technology is not available. 8:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. $15, cufiatuga@gmail. com, www.facebook.com/cufiuga EVENTS: Meditative Soundscapes (Thrive) Todd Mueller and Brian Smith present an afternoon of meditative sound and music featuring various world percussion instruments alongside the guitar. These unique soundscapes are intended

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GAMES: Trivia (The Capital Room) Every Sunday! Hosted by Evan Delany. First place wins $50 and second place wins $25. 8 p.m. FREE! www.thecapitalroom.com GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Troubadour Bar & Grill) Trivia provided by Dirty South Trivia. Play for house cash prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/troubadourathens1 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 assist players and help build skill. For ages 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. Registration required. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

Monday 31 EVENTS: 2014 CURO Symposium (The Classic Center) This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keynote address, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Health Policy and the Promise of Research,â&#x20AC;? will be delivered by Dr. Phaedra Corso from the College of Public Health. Mar. 31, 1:25â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. Apr. 1, 9:30

centarian Besse Cooper. 7:30 p.m. www.athenscine.com 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! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub 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! www.grindhouseburgers.com GAMES: Trivia (Highwire Lounge) Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; toughest trivia. $100 grand prize every week! All ages. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8997 KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (ACC Library) Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions. 2:30 p.m. FREE! 706613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org KIDSTUFF: Hands on Horses (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Local horsewoman Sheri Harris is bringing her horses to observe and interact with. 2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 LECTURES & LIT: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cybersecurity and National Defenseâ&#x20AC;? (UGA Dean Rusk Hall, Larry Walker Room)

1:25â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. Apr. 1, 9:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4:45 p.m. FREE! www.curo.uga.edu/ symposium FILM: In Cold Blood (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifers elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity. Guest actor and Georgia native Scott Wilson will be in attendance for a discussion. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Fuzzyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taco Shop) Presented by Dirty South Trivia. Every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0305 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) Win house cash prizes with host Todd Kelly. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.choochoorestaurants.com

This conference includes panel discussions on international cybersecurity law and policy issues with experts from the Executive Branch, Capitol Hill, academia and the corporate sector. 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. www. law.uga.edu PERFORMANCE: Trombone Recital (UGA Robert G. Edge Recital Hall) Texas Tech University trombone professor James T. Decker has performed in classical, jazz and popular music genres with Ray Charles, Burt Bacharach, Sammy Davis Jr. and Natalie Cole. 5 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu

PERFORMANCE: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Redâ&#x20AC;? (Morton Theatre) The Dancefx Concert Dance Company presents an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. See Calendar Pick on p. 19. Apr. 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2, 7:30 p.m. $10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. www.dancefx.org PERFORMANCE: Benjamin Beilman (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Violinist Benjamin Beilman presents a program of works by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Brahms. 8 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $28. www.pac.uga.edu PERFORMANCE: Sophomore Composition Recital (Dancz Center for New Music) The sophomore composition class of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will showcase their newest compositions as performed by their classmates. 6 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu

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Outer Spaces plays Flicker Theatre & Bar on Wednesday, Mar. 26. to bring listeners on a meditative journey inward. Held the last Sunday of each month. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. Donations accepted. www.thrivespace.net EVENTS: Dancing with the Athens Stars (The Classic Center) Local celebrities pair up with experienced dancers to compete in choreographed dance routines. All proceeds benefit Project Safe. Visit Project Safeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website to vote for your favorite team. See Calendar Pick on p. 19. 7 p.m. $20. www. project-safe.org, www.classiccenter. com EVENTS: Blood Drive (Athens First UMC) All donors will receive Chick-fil-A coupons. To schedule an appointment visit the website and enter sponsor code â&#x20AC;&#x153;FUMCA.â&#x20AC;? 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. FREE! 912-655-1725, www.redcrossblood.org GAMES: Trivia (Buffaloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brewerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inquisition,â&#x20AC;? trivia hosted by Chris Brewer every Sunday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655, www. buffaloscafe.com/athens GAMES: Trivia (Amici) Test your skills. 9 p.m. 706-353-0000

a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4:45 p.m. FREE! www.curo. uga.edu/symposium EVENTS: AARP Tax Assistance (Oconee County Library) AARP volunteers will assist individuals of all ages with their tax preparation. This free service is provided on a firstcome, first-served basis. 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 FILM: Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s History Month Film Festival (Miller Learning Center, Room 214) Rough Aunties is a documentary that follows the story of a group of women who protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten children of Durban, South Africa. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. iws.uga.edu FILM: Science on Screen Series: Walter (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) Walter: Lessons from the Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oldest People captures the lives of people 110 years or older. Dr. Leonard Poon will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Understanding WellBeing in the Oldest Old.â&#x20AC;? Director Hunter Weeks will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A with Guinness gerontology consultant Robert Young and family of super-

Tuesday 1 CLASSES: Learn to Create Pearl Jewelry (DOC Building, Suite D) Learn how to knot pearls with local business The Pearl Girls. Registration required. 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $29. www.thepearlgirls.com EVENTS: 2014 CURO Symposium (The Classic Center) See Monday listing for full description Mar. 31,

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subjects like rural animals, exploration and peer relationships. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8997 CLASSES: Salsa Dance Classes (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Cuban-style salsa dance classes with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday. 6:30-7:30 p.m. (intermediate), 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginners). $10 (incl. drink). www. facebook.com/salsaathens 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: Guided Trail Hike (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Take a guided walk on the trails of the nature center. 9 a.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter EVENTS: Athens Showgirl Cabaret (Go Bar) A unique drag show featuring performances by local drag artists. 10 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609 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! Wednesdays. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll Trivia (Jerzee’s Sports Bar) Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. House cash prizes. 10 p.m. FREE! www. jerzeessportsbar.com GAMES: Movie Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Hosted by Jeremy Dyson. 9:30 p.m. www.facebook. com/lkshuffleclub KIDSTUFF: FAIL! YouTube Night (Oconee County Library) Watch all of your favorite funny YouTube videos while snacking on popcorn. For ages 11–18. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org LECTURES & LIT: Steve Gehrke (Ciné Barcafé) The Georgia Review presents a reading by nationally renowned poet Steve Gehrke, author of Michelangelo’s Seizure, The Pyramids of Maipighi and The Resurrection Machine. 7 p.m. FREE! www.thegeorgiareview.com MEETINGS: “Have You Had a Spiritual Experience?” (The Coffee Shop of Athens) An open discussion for all faiths to share spiritual experiences including dreams. 7–8 p.m. FREE! www. eckankar-ga.org PERFORMANCE: Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) Hussain is the foremost tabla player in Indian classical music. This performance also features Selvaganesh Vinayakram on kanjira and ghatam, Steve Smith on Western drums, Naladri Kumar on sitar, Dilshad Khan on sarangi, Deepack Bhatt on dhol and Vijay Chavan on dholki. 8 p.m. $25, 706-542-4400, www.pac. uga.edu PERFORMANCE: “Little Red” (Morton Theatre) See Tuesday listing for full description Apr. 1–2, 7:30 p.m. $10–15. www.dancefx.org

LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 25 Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com HISTORIC SUNSETS New local experimental rock band.

GUMSHOE Local alt-country band led by Andy Dixon. WORDS OF THE WOODS Band from Venice, CA. Cutters Pub 10 p.m. 706-353-9800 DJ MOB KNARLY Local DJ spins a set of party tunes every Tuesday. Georgia Bar LGBT Night. 10 p.m. FREE! 706-5469884 BEATMATCHEDHEARTS Featuring local DJs Incubus and Lexus Luthor. The Melting Point 7:30 p.m. $27.50 (adv.), $33 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com LEON RUSSELL Legendary country-rock singer-songwriter from Oklahoma. LEFTY HATHAWAY BAND Highenergy, organ-driven blues and rock band. ERIC HIMAN Award-winning, nationally touring folk-rock artist based in Tulsa, OK. New Earth Athens Project Safe Benefit. 8 p.m. www.newearthmusichall.com CARL LINDBERG Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set. Every Tuesday! GRO/CONSCIOUS Members of Latin-jazz group Grogus and dubreggae ensemble DubConscious join together. Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this week’s showcase of singersongwriter talent, featuring Scott Baston, Jeremy Johnson and Mark Van Allen, Kate and Corey and Andrew Black.

Wednesday 26 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@ yahoo.com for booking. Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com UNCLE DAD Local four-piece band with a bluesy, soulful sound. THE BOHANNONS Rock and roll straight from Chattanooga, TN. THE BREAD BROTHERS Garage-y local “funkabilly” band. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com OUTER SPACES Baltimore-based folk-pop band fronted by former Athenian Cara Beth Satalino. PINECONES Soulful, Atlanta-based punk rock band. SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band. HOT FUDGE Local project helmed by psychedelic guitar wizard Kris Deason (Dark Meat, Dream Boat). Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.georgiatheatre. com PENTATONIX Winners of season three of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” this a capella group pairs intricate arrangements with cleverly re-imagined pop songs. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 WIEUCA A fuzz-heavy, slightly countrified alt-rock version of the sort of wistful slacker-rock pioneered by Pavement and Dinosaur Jr.

WOODFANGS Loud, psychedelic, guitar-driven rock. Green Room 10 p.m. $3. www.greenroomathens. com UNIVERSAL SIGH Local progressive-funk jam band. SQUISCH Local jam band that continually shuffles through a plethora of genres. THE FRESHTONES Athens-based “improg” act.

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Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/ lkshuffleclub SAD DADS This sort-of supergroup of unaccomplished townies shares sad and goofy DIY songs influenced by Pavement, Captain Beefheart and more. DWIGHT HOWARD JOHNSON Catchy, melodic indie-pop group from Charlottesville, VA. NETHER POWERS Local sound carrier crafts a haunted house out of discarded tapes and electronics. The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens. com JENNA BASSO Nashville-based country singer and songwriter. COREY KENT WHITE Young, talented, Oklahoma-bred country singer. New Earth Athens 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 SOUTHERN BRED CO. Local funkinspired rock and roll band. The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

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Thursday 27 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, travel-driven lyrics.” The band is celebrating 50-plus weeks of Thursday shows. Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com SO MANY DYNAMOS Experimental indie rock band from St. Louis, MO. MOTHERFUCKER Hard-hitting local band featuring former members of Incendiaries. FASTER CIRCUITS Local psychpop band led by songwriter Derek Almstead.

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Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com KING OF PRUSSIA Formerly local retro psych-folk project celebrates the release of its double-album. OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band fronted by Jim Willingham that explores songs and instrumentals with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion. CASE CONRAD Catchy, Swedish indie-pop group. Four Brothers Sports Tavern Acoustic Thursdays. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.4brotherstavern.com BIG DON Southern-fried local rock songwriter performs an “unplugged” acoustic set. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com SOMO Joseph Somers-Morales sings intimate, sex-obsessed R&B. DJ DARK KNIGHT Atlanta DJ spins a set of tunes. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by John “Dr. Fred” Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Green Room 9 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www. greenroomathens.com SPACE CAPONE Nashville-based funk/R&B revival act. JUBEE & THE MORNING AFTER Smooth, soulful hip-hop featuring local MC JuBee and his band of electric rockers. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. Max 9 p.m. $2 (21+), $5 (under 21). 706254-3392 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. $8 (adv.), $12 (door). www. meltingpointathens.com THE BLACK LILLIES Knoxville, TN-based folk collective. JOSH OLIVER East Tennessee native and folk-country singer-songwriter.

Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences. HAIR OF THE DOG A capella group from Atlanta. RJ HELTON A finalist on the first season of “American Idol,” Cumming native Helton plays pop and R&B. Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com MAGIC MISSILE Science-obsessed folk-pop band from Athens led by

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com BIG MORGAN Local band consisting of former members of Lotus Slide.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by John “Dr. Fred” Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Green Room HHBTM Weekender. $6. www.greenroomathens.com MUUY BIIEN Local band plays doomladen goth-punk influenced by ‘80s hardcore and new wave. See story on p. 12. (12:30 a.m.)

New Earth Athens 8 p.m. $5. www.newearthmusichall. com BOMBADIL Folk-rock quartet from Durham, NC. TALL TALL TREES Psychedelic folk artist Mike Savino plays tunes with his “Banjotron 5000.”

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 SOUL GRAVY R&B-influenced rock band from Saint Simons Island.

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

Friday 28 Ashford Manor Project Safe Benefit. 7 p.m. $15. 706769-2633 RANDALL BRAMBLETT This established Georgia singer-songwriter’s

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songwriter Jake Mosely and featuring members of Harvey Milk. THE WYDELLES Local band playing country and melodramatic pop. THE HAINTS Country-rock band from Macon. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com SAM SNIPER Local alt-country band playing grunge-influenced, energetic

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WAREHOUSE “Jaded-jazz/jock-rock” band from Atlanta. WILEY EYES Local rock band. SPACE TRAVELERS No info available. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS Legendary British pop group. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, guitar-driven indie rock influenced by Guided by Voices. (11:45 p.m.) THE NEW SOUND OF NUMBERS Experimental pop and post-punk project led by Hannah Jones, visual artist and percussionist for Supercluster. (10:45 p.m.) CASPER AND THE COOKIES Local legends playing eccentric and energetic pop-rock. (9:45 p.m.)

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The Grotto 10 p.m. 706-549-9933 BACK ALLEY BLUES BAND Featuring locals Paul Scales, John Straw, Dave Herndon and Leon Campbell playing blues jams.

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

New Earth Athens 10 p.m. $5. www.newearthmusichall. com ARCHNEMESIS Asheville-based EDM outfit that combines original music with samples ranging from early ‘20s blues to modern hip hop. DJ ANDY BRUH Local DJ Andy Herrington spins and mixes dubstep, EDM and bass music. SKYMATIC Electronic hip hop project based in Atlanta. GREY STEAM No info available.

Troubadour Bar & Grill 8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8188 KARAOKE Sing your heart out, every Thursday!

THE VISITATIONS Long-running electro-folk band from Athens led by songwriter Davey Wrathgabar. (8:45 p.m.) MARSHMALLOW COAST Longtime Athens band associated with the Elephant 6 collective. (8 p.m.)

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, various percussion, drums and bass to perform popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, ‘20s and ‘30s: a potent mix of protojazz, blues and folk.

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and heartfelt tunes. Album release show! See Calendar Pick on p. 19. GRAND VAPIDS Formerly known as Androcles and the Lion, this local alt-folk band has a lush, rolling, slowcore-inspired sound. THE LAST TYCOON Local dark-folk/ Americana outfit.

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Green Room HHBTM Weekender. $6. www.greenroomathens.com TUNABUNNY Local act featuring a hazy and warped brand of experimental psychedelia. See story on p. 12. (12:30 a.m.) THE BASTARDS OF FATE Catchy and slightly weird pop band from Roanoke, VA. (11:30 p.m.) AXXA/ABRAXAS Lo-fi psych-pop project of former Athenian Ben Asbury. (10:30 p.m.) 63FOIL Dark dance and psychedelia music from longtime Elephant 6 associate Charlie Johnston. (9:30 p.m.) ANTLERED AUNTLORD Fuzzpop guitar/drums project of local producer and songwriter Jesse Stinnard. (8:45 p.m.) EL HOLLIN This Athens band plays haunting pop music with minimal instrumentation and ethereal female vocals. (8 p.m.)

The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840 REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock fixture. 9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 JP BLUES Jammy blues-rock band from Buford, GA. Terrapin Beer Co. AlanFest. 5:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer. com MATT JOINER BAND Local guitarist draws inspiration from blues and classic rock. ROLLINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; HOME Local Southern rock. Troubadour Bar & Grill 8 p.m. FREE! www.troubadourathens. com CALEB KEITH BAND Local rock and roll band. VFW 8 p.m. 706-543-5940 COUNTRY RIVER Country band.

Saturday 29 Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com KATĂ&#x2039;R MASS Local gritty punk band â&#x20AC;&#x153;influenced by Longmont Potion Castle.â&#x20AC;? Album release show! See story on p. 14. PALE PROPHET Local black metalinfluenced hardcore band. HARSH WORDS Fast hardcore group featuring members of Shaved Christ and Gripe. KARBOMB High-speed local punk band. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com THE SUMMER SONICS Local alternative rock band. THE ROADSIDE No info available. WALDEN No info available.

Four Brothers Sports Tavern 4 p.m. FREE! www.4brotherstavern.com ATLANTA HIGHWAY BAND Rock and blues cover band from Winder. Georgia Theatre AlanFest. On the Rooftop. 1 p.m. www. georgiatheatre.com LADY OF THE LAKE Stockbridgebased band featuring soulful vocals, bluesy guitar and beautiful strings.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ lkshuffleclub DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves. EASYRIDER Spinning all your favorite jams from the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s. Little Kings Shuffle Club 2 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door). www. breastfest.org BREASTFEST The Athens installment of this event, which aims to raise funds for breast cancer awareness, features music from Sara Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien and Betsy Franck; Jack Logan and Scott Baxendale; Marie Davon; Shonna Tucker and John Neff; Del Rio; Bryan Howard with Matt Williams; Danny Hutchens and Eric Carter; DJ Keis; and Jim White with Willow Martin. Ticket includes Terrapin Beer, wine and cocktails, plus food from eight local restaurants. New Earth Athens AlanFest. 5:30 p.m. www.newearthmusichall.com FRAKERS FARM â&#x20AC;&#x153;A blues alternative experienceâ&#x20AC;? from Georgia. THE MUTHA FUNKERS Throwback funk act from Columbus, GA. AlanFest. 8 p.m. $12. www.newearthmusichall.com BLOODKIN The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics for darkly countrified bar-room rock. STRAWBERRY FLATS Local cover group playing psychedelic tunes from 1967-1972 by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Cream, Steppenwolf, Santana, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and the Beatles. MARCUS KING BAND Bluesy, Greenville, SC-based funk-rock group.

Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com GROOVEKID Local guitar-driven blues-rock band.

Sunday 30 Four Brothers Sports Tavern 3 p.m. FREE! www.4brotherstavern.com THE AMAZING RANDY No info available. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com RAND LINES TRIO Original compositions of pianist Rand Lines with Ben Williams and Carl Lindberg. The Melting Point WUOG Goth Prom. 8:30 p.m. $3 (adv.), $5 (door). www.meltingpointathens. com DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays grunge- and shoegazeinspired rock tunes. MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave. DJ MARCELINE Spinning all your favorite tracks for staring at your ceiling. Pizza Hut 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. FREE! www.kevincodymusic.com (Baxter Street location) KARAOKE Choose from over 13,000 songs with host Kevin Cody. Every Sunday.

Monday 31 Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com THIS Band/person/entity with a name that is impossible to Google. THE DRY HUMPS Local heavy noise trio. LIQUIVORE Goth-rock group made up of people with clever pseudonyms like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jenny Side.â&#x20AC;? Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night every Monday.

Tuesday 1 Cutters Pub 10 p.m. 706-353-9800 DJ MOB KNARLY Local DJ spins a set of party tunes every Tuesday. Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre. com SEVENDUST Atlantaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longtime heavy-rock heroes perform a stripped-down acoustic set. The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5. www. meltingpointathens.com STEVE COUGHLIN & FRIENDS Originals on keys, drums, bass and Stratocaster. Featuring members of Driftwood. Album release show! DRIFTWOOD Local Americana collective plays darkly accented folk music.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s showcase of singersongwriter talent, featuring Chris Weinholz and Lauren St. Jane.

Wednesday 2 Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com THE WORKING EFFECTIVE Brooklyn, NY-based Americana quintet. BEN EPPARD Charlottesville, VA-based singer-songwriter. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com GRAMATIK Slovenian DJ and producer who has topped charts across multiple genres. RUSS LIQUID A â&#x20AC;&#x153;future-vintage groove-blasting maestro who has stirred the souls and minds of the electronic music world.â&#x20AC;? BRANX AND GIBBS Collaboration between singer Mike Gibney and producer Branx. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 RITVALS Loud, rumbling junk-rock band with a bad attitude and a retooled lineup. THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by Henry Barbe. DUDE MAGNETS Noisy indie-rock chaos. Green Room 10 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND From rock to reggae, Americana to experimental, Halem Albright has been performing his blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar around Athens and Atlanta for years.



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Nowhere Bar AlanFest. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 EFREN This local band, led by vocalist Scott Low, plays rootsy, rocking Americana. ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a rootsrock band who has performed with Ike Stubblefield and Sunny Ortiz, to name a few. Featuring special guest Randall Bramblett.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s pop/soul and punk rock.

BANGRADIO BangRadio, visiting from L.A., will be playing â&#x20AC;&#x153;bodyjumping, booty-shaking, fist-pumping, trap-twerking party songs.â&#x20AC;?

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8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND World-touring jazz group that derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; French Quarter.

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New Earth Athens 9 p.m. www.newearthmusichall.com DIARRHEA PLANET Anthemic rock band from Nashville with a sense of humor. See Calendar Pick on p. 19. THE WEEKS Poppy indie rock band from Jackson, MS. NEW WIVES Charming Athens indie rockers inspired by groups like Modest Mouse and Cursive. CONCORD AMERICA Slightly outof-control Atlanta-based band that touches on punk and garage.

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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. Send a resume and paragraph explaining why you should be selected. Deadline Apr. 1. 706206-3055, athensareaartscouncil@ gmail.com Call for Artists (Amici) Currently accepting artists for the spring lineup. Email samples of work to ryan.myers@amici-cafe.com Human Rights Festival Artist Market (Downtown Athens) The Athens Human Rights Festival is seeking artists to fill 50 spaces for an artist market. Electricity available upon request. Must provide own tables and displays. Fest on May 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $50 (one day booth rental), $75 (both days). 706-202-9169, www. athenshumanrightsfest.org

Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on First? (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) Seeking a small cast of two adult males and two adult females. Come prepared to read from the script. Auditions on Apr. 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;22, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. Rehearsals in May on weeknight evenings. Performances on weekends, July 18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;27. 706-283-1049, tking@ cityofelberton.net

CLASSES Aikido Beginnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Weekend (Thrive) Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed for practitioners to use to defend themselves while also protecting the attacker from injury. Apr. 5, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. & Apr. 6, 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $70. www.aikidocenterofathens.com Bikram Hot Yoga (Bikram Yoga Athens) Classes in hot yoga are offered seven days a week. Beginners welcome. 706-353-9642, www.bikramathens.com

Clay Classes (Good Dirt) Weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Try Clayâ&#x20AC;? classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wheel every Friday from 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Try Clayâ&#x20AC;? classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $20. 706-355-3161, www. gooddirt.net 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.floorspaceathens.com 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.healingartscentre.net Letterpress & More (Smokey Road Press) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Introduction to Letterpress Printing.â&#x20AC;? Mar. 27â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 15, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $295. 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;Leather Cross Structure

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Red Cloudâ&#x20AC;? by S. Antonez-Edens is currently on display in the Lyndon House Arts Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 39th annual Juried Exhibition through May 3. Binding.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 5, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $190. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Introduction to Boxmaking I.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;13, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $180. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Card & Gift Printing Workshop.â&#x20AC;? May 2. $85. www. smokeyroadpress.com Mac Workshops (PeachMac) Frequent introductionary courses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intro to iPad.â&#x20AC;? Mar. 29, Apr. 2, Apr. 7, Apr. 12, Apr. 21, Apr. 26, Apr. 30. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intro to Mac.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 5, Apr. 9, Apr. 19, Apr. 23. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intro to iPhoto.â&#x20AC;? Mar. 27, Apr. 14, Apr. 28. FREE! 706208-9990, www.peachmac.com/ 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. www.liveoakmartialarts.com 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;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. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stampmaking.â&#x20AC;? May 1, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $35. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Multicolor Reductive Woodcut.â&#x20AC;? May 7, 14 & 21, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $85.â&#x20AC;?Tea Towels! One Color Screenprinting.â&#x20AC;? May 10, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. $50. www.doubledutchpress.com

Quilting (Sewcial Studio) Quilting classes for beginner to advanced students cover both traditional and modern projects. 706-247-6143, www.sewcialstudio.com Yoga (Mama Birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Granola) With instructor Moira. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7/class. www.mamabirdsgranola.com Yoga Teacher Training (Athens Five Points Yoga Studio) A year-long study for those who wish to deepen their practice and teach yoga. Begins in May. www.athensfivepointsyoga. com/teachertraining.html Yoga for Musicians (Healing Arts Centre) (Sangha Yoga Studio) This class is designed to meet the unique needs of musicians by preventing or rehabilitating performance-related injuries and reducing anxiety. Tuesdays, 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www. healingartscentre.net 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. www.botgarden.uga.edu

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hospitals. Weekdays, 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m., once or twice a month. Call Roger, 706-202-0587 Donate Blood Give the gift of blood! Check website for donor locations. 1-800-RED CROSS, www. redcrossblood.org 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.facebook.com/athenshumanrightsfestival Williams Farm Work Days (Williams Farms, 481 Ruth St.) Help Williams Farm prepare for the spring season. Mar. 27 and Mar. 28, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. 706-613-0122, www. athenslandtrust.org

KIDSTUFF ACC Summer Camps (Various Locations) Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services offers camps in theater performance, musical theater, gymnastics, tennis, British soccer, cheerleading, skating, art, Zoo Camp, Healthy Matters Summer Day Camp and more. Visit website for dates and details. 706-613-3589, www.athensclarkecounty.com/camps Canopy Spring Break Mini Camp (Canopy Studio) For ages 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;17. Apr. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. $175. www.canopystudio.org Craft Classes (Treehouse Kid and Craft) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Baby Sensory Classâ&#x20AC;? for ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;24 months (Wednesdays, 10 a.m.


& Saturdays, 11 a.m.), â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Craftâ&#x20AC;? for ages 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 (Thursdays & Saturdays, 10 a.m.), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Craft Clubâ&#x20AC;? for ages 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 (Thursdays, 4 p.m.), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Craft Clubâ&#x20AC;? for ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 (Wednesdays, 4 p.m.), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Crafterdaysâ&#x20AC;? for ages 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 (Saturdays, 12 p.m.). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Craft Inc.â&#x20AC;? for ages 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;14 (Fridays, 4:30 p.m.). $10/ class. www.treehousekidandcraft. com Summer Camps (Treehouse Kid and Craft) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Craft Inc. Business Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. Seuss 3D Building Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drawing, Printing and Zine Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eric Carle Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fairy Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Outer Space Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Project Runway Fashion Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stop Motion Animation Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sewing I Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Super Hero Campâ&#x20AC;? and more. Check website for full descriptions and dates. www. treehousekidandcraft.com 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. www.gooddirt.net

Summer Theater Camps (Athens Little Playhouse) Camps focus on improvisation through games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who Dunnit? Campâ&#x20AC;? runs June 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mother Goose Campâ&#x20AC;? runs June 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;13. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Comedy Campâ&#x20AC;? runs June 16â&#x20AC;&#x201C;20. Visit website for registration form. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

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, www.athensaa.org Bi Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Group (Body, Mind & Spirit) This group helps address specific issues that bisexual men may deal with in their lives. Mondays, 6 p.m. $10. 706351-6024 Domestic Violence Support Group (Athens, GA) Support, healing and dinner for survivors

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 Utopiasâ&#x20AC;? features paintings by Lauren Pumphrey and photography by Rena S. Edgar. 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. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Steffen Thomas: A Retrospectiveâ&#x20AC;? features over 50 pieces by the German-American expressionist. Through May. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;INTERIOR/EXTERIOR: Structural Constellationsâ&#x20AC;? is an installation by Vespucci, a collective between Cody VanderKaay and Rusty Wallace. Through May 4. 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.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Writing to Landscape: Books, Films and Exhibits from the Library of American Landscape History.â&#x20AC;? Through Apr. 28. THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Terrain: Painting the Southâ&#x20AC;? features landscape paintings by June Ball, Andy Cherewick, Robert Clements and Philip Juras. Through Sept. 15. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homeâ&#x20AC;? features works by Melissa Harshman, Mary Porter and Jeffrey Whittle. Through Sept. 15. 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 Nick Joslyn, PM Goulding, Dan Smith and more. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why We Love Birdsâ&#x20AC;? features works by Leigh Ellis and Peter Loose. Through April. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Emileigh Ireland. Through March. â&#x20AC;˘ Paintings by Hannah Jones. Through April. FRONTIER UPFRONT GALLERY (193 E. Clayton St.) An installation of art, wearables and interior designs by textile artist RenĂŠ Shoemaker. Through March. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) 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. â&#x20AC;˘ Strata #4 by Quayola is an immersive video installation that reworks classical masterworks into contemporary abstractions. Through June 20. â&#x20AC;˘ Tristan Perichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Machine Drawingâ&#x20AC;? will create itself over the course of six months. Through Sept. 21. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids Art Showâ&#x20AC;? includes works by students at Barrow Elementary. Through Mar. 29. â&#x20AC;˘ Works by Ansley Sproull. Mar. 30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Apr. 19. HEIRLOOM CAFE AND FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Works by local quilt maker Sarah Hubbard. Through April.

of domestic violence. Tuesdays, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., in Clarke County. First and third Mondays, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., in Madison County. Child care provided. 706-543-3331 (hotline), 706-613-3357, ext. 771 National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (Central Presbyterian Church) Family and consumer support groups are held every Monday at 7 p.m. FREE! athensnami@yahoo.com 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), 706613-3357, ext. 771 Reiki (Athens Regional Medical Center) (Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support) Experience the healing energy of Reiki, an ancient form of healing touch used for stress reduction and relaxation. For

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ON THE STREET 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. Apply online. www.railsgirlsathens.com Sprockets International Music Video Festival (Athens, GA) Sprockets is now accepting submissions of music videos to be screened at the Georgia Music Video Show (July 18 at CinĂŠ) and Sprockets International Music Video Show (July 19 at the 40 Watt Club). Early deadline Apr. 15. Late deadline Apr. 30. $25. sprocketsmusicvideofestival.com f

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<ViZhDeZcVi*/(%ebÂ&#x2122;Bjh^X[gdb,/%%"./%%eb 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. 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.)Artwork by students at JJ Harris Elementary School. Through March. â&#x20AC;˘ Onement Two is an animated video by Lamar Dodd Professorial Chair Kota Ezawa. Through Apr. 1. â&#x20AC;˘ In Gallery 307, the 22nd Annual Student Scientific & Medical Illustration Exhibition. Through Apr. 1. â&#x20AC;˘ In the Plaza, Suite & Bridge Galleries, the 27th Annual Juried Student Printmaking & Book Arts Exhibition. Through Apr. 1. LAST RESORT GRILL (174 Clayton St.) Photographs by Bob Brussack and Caoimhe Nace. 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 April. 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. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) Photography by Liz Lord. Through March. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) 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. 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. â&#x20AC;˘ The Athens Plein Aire Artists draw inspiration from landscapes, woods, meadows and the great outdoors to create paintings, photographs and sculptures. Aprilâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;May. 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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1BR/1BA. All elec. Nice apt. Water provided. On bus line. Single pref. Avail now! $450/ mo. (706) 338-7262. 2BR apts. Completely remodeled. W/D, furnished, air. Dwntn. & bus route. $500/mo. Call Louis, (706) 338-3126.

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) 353-1111 or visit www.Argo-Athens.com.

2BR s Dwn t n . a c ro ss f rom campus avail. for Fall semester. ( 4 0 4 ) 5 5 7 - 5 2 0 3 , w w w. downtownathensrentals.weebly. com. Baldwin Village across the street from UGA. Now pre-leasing for Fall 2014. 1BR from $495, 2BR from $700. 475 Baldwin St. 30605. Manager Keith, (706) 354-4261.

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.

Wilkerson Street studio & 1 BR available for Fall. Older units in Historic District from $300â&#x20AC;&#x201C;700/ mo. Walk Downtown. (706) 3951400

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Eastside offices for lease. 1060 Gaines School Road. 150 sf. $300/mo., 500 sf. $650/mo., 750 sf. $900/mo. (706) 546-1615 or www.athenstownproperties. com

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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 month 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. Find your next home sweet home with Flagpole Classifieds! classifieds.flagpole.com 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 bagley_w@bellsouth.net. Electronic flyers avail.

Houses for Rent $1900/mo. Great home just blocks from UGA & Dwntwn. 5BR/3BA house. Hwflrs. & carpet. LR, DR, W/D. Avail. Aug. 1. 125 Peeks Point. Call Robin (770) 265-6509.

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2BR/1BA. Near UGA, LR, DR, den, HWflrs., all appls., fenced yd., garbage p/u, carport, elec. AC, gas heat, no pets. $550/ mo. 117 Johnson Dr. Owner/ Agent Stan, (706) 543-5352. 3 or 4BR/3BA house w/ HWflrs. lg. front porch. Big yd. and deck. W/D, DW, all electric. D o g s o k a y. N e a r Wa f f l e House. $1150/mo. 136 Grove Street. Boulevard Proper ty Management (706) 548-9797 3BR/1.5BA 135 Garden Ct. $870/mo. 3BR/1BA 2535 Barnett Shoals. $850/mo. Call for appointments (706) 548-9797 or www.boulevard propertymanagement.com 4BR house available Fall. 130 Appleby Drive, near Dwntwn. 2 Master suites. Like new. $1600/ mo. Call Owner/Broker Herbert Bond Realty & Investment (706) 224-8002. 5 Pts. off Baxter St. 4BR/2BA, $ 1 2 0 0 / m o . C a l l M c Wa t e r s Realty, (706) 353-2700, (706) 540-1529. 5BR/1BA house ($1000/mo.) CHAC, W/D. 12 ft. celings, HWflrs. Need handyman to work off rent. 353 Oak St. Walk to UGA. (706) 548-4819, (706) 319-1846. 5BR/3BA Cottage available for Fall 2014. Great living area and spacious bedrooms. Large back deck. On bus line. $395/ mo. per person ($1975/mo. total) (706) 395-1400. Advertise your properties in Flagpole Classifieds! Photos and long-term specials available. Call (706) 549-0301!

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