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Students will use their creativity and expertise to address an important community concern: housing, eldercare, hunger, mental illness, or proper health care. )LYHWHDPVRIĂ€YHVWXGHQWVZLOOEH assigned a topic. They will have 24 hours to craft a solution to the problem. Students will present their ideas on Monday in the Social Entrepreneurship panel. New Media Institute 11:59pm Saturday - 11:59pm Sunday

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Social Entrepreneurship, featuring Yusuf Randera-Rees He left a high-paying Wall Street job. Today he is CEO of Awethu Project, with a vision of equipping thousands of young entrepreneurs from under-resourced backgrounds with the skills and resources to lead South Africa to prosperity. Students from the Give Back Hack will present their solutions to important social problems, which they developed the previous day.

2014 Thinc. Prize for Innovation: A Thinc. at UGA event sponsored by the UGA President’s Venture Fund Come cheer for your favorite team! Students from across disciplines will compete in teams to build a Rube Goldberg-like machine to start something. Cash prizes will be awarded by the judges for innovation, function, entrepreneurship and aesthetics. Miller Learning Center 102 6:00-7:30pm

Advancing the Startup to Scaleup Movement: David Butler David Butler,Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The Coca-Cola Company, will talk about breakthrough innovation and how Coke is building an entrepreneurial culture and capability – advancing the startup to scaleup movement. Tate Theater 12:30-1:30pm

Miller Learning Center 101 4:30-6:00pm

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Tuesday 04.15

Scott Gerber: Never Get a “Realâ€? Job – My 10 Biggest Mistakes Scott Gerber is a hard-working, self-taught young entrepreneur. His goal is to teach unemployed and underemployed aspiring small business owners, students, and recent college graduates how to quit their 9-to-5 jobs, become their own bosses, and achieve Ă€QDQFLDOLQGHSHQGHQFH Miller Learning Center 102 4:00-5:30pm

Some of UGA’s most innovative women will share their experiences and insights about the role of women in entrepreneurship. This group of students, alumni and faculty will discuss the unique challenges and opportunities facing women and what they’ve learned during their personal journeys. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions and share their thoughts during an extended Q&A session.

A Thinc. at UGA event in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber A panel of successful entrepreneurs will share stories and lessons learned. Panelists: Tracey Stice, Aruna Biomedical; Drew French,Your Pie; Davis Knox, Fire and Flavor; Steve Hollis, Power Partners. Moderated by Bob Pinckney, Evoshield. Miller Learning Center 101 6:00-8:00pm

Finals This annual campus-wide competition is open to any UGA student with an idea for a start-up. A combination of American Idol and Shark Tank, participants have the opportunity to gain insight, build networks, and acquire capital to launch their businesses. Miller Learning Center 101 8:00-9:30pm

Tate Reception Hall 10:30am-12:00pm

Thursday 04.17

First Annual Local Arts & Culture Business Summit A public forum for local arts and culture business owners will share experiences, best practices and advocate for the best ways to support local arts entrepreneurs in the future.

Do-It-Yourself Publicity for Entrepreneurs: Amy Flurry

ROC: Teaching Entrepreneurship to Musicians and Artistry to Businesses

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Amy’s lecture will educate entrepreneurs RQKRZWRUHÀQHWKHLUPHVVDJHHQJDJH media and create relationships with editors and bloggers. She will present powerful examples from across industries and around the country.

Tate Reception Hall 11:30am-1:00pm

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ROC is a group of classically-trained musicians that has ventured into rock music. Their concert features their own arrangements of music by Radiohead, Queen, Mumford & Sons and more, zeroing in on the familiar by stepping outside of the box. UGA Chapel 3:30-5:00pm

Jumpstart Your Idea Students, learn how to make an elevator pitch and sell your idea to a busy investor or potential partner in a few minutes time, and then get some practice doing it with real live investors and business professionals. Have some fun in the process and win a prize! Preregister online; space is limited. Check-in opens at 4:45. Business casual attire; please arrive with an idea in mind. New College Lawn 5:00-6:30pm

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Behind Closed Doors This year’s mayoral race is similar in some ways to the 1994 election, when Gwen O’Looney was opposed for re-election by the kid with no experience, Mike Hamby. The difference there was that the Republicans and the anti-progressives poured money and support into Mike’s campaign in their losing effort to unseat O’Looney. This time around, everybody who is anybody is supporting the mayor, and the challenger—the inexperienced kid—is just out there on his own, running a shoe-leather campaign with no money. The incumbent mayor is, of course, running on her record, and the challenger is running on issues. As is usual in such circumstances, it doesn’t matter that the mayor has no record, and issues don’t count. The Athens establishment has decided that we’re just fine with Nancy as mayor. The business community is back in control, and the Athens-Clarke County Commission is reduced to being sort of like a high school student council, with nothing more controversial to do than paint the water tower at Athens Tech and pass proclamations of commendation for various officials and community leaders. When Nancy was elected the first time, there were predictions that the commission would rise up and take charge of the government, but that just hasn’t happened. Some of the commissioners formerly most opposed to Nancy now fawn over her and make it all but impossible to place items on the agenda that don’t have her approval. She rules by assuring that nothing gets done, that nothing even gets discussed publicly. All that fierce controversy surrounding Mayor Gwen O’Looney came from the fact that before her, we had government behind closed doors, with a powerless city council. O’Looney kicked open those doors and brought local government out into the sunlight, where the glare made a lot of people uncomfortable. They have now succeeded in closing those doors again, with Nancy as the smiling, grandmotherly doorkeeper, who assures that nothing will come up for discussion that will make people mad. Even though little happens in the commission these days, a lot goes on behind those closed doors. That’s how the innovative Blue Heron river district development was smothered before it even had a chance to hatch, opening the way for the Selig retail/student housing development that foundered—now to be replaced by even more student housing. Developments like that are complicated and sometimes hard to follow, but the most recent example of possible Prince Avenue traffic calming is an easier-to-follow example of how our present government works, with the mayor tasked to head off anything her confidants don’t want to happen. Thanks to Blake Aued’s enterprising reporting, on p. 6 of this issue we get a glimpse of how things work behind those closed doors. The problems caused by Prince Avenue’s being both a main traffic artery and a neighborhood thoroughfare are not as significant as our community’s poverty problem, the inundation of student housing, the downtown master plan, improving our bus system and other larger issues. Prince being a smaller, more geographically confined problem, though, allows us to grasp more easily how the dynamics of political control play out. The emails show us how these discussions about public issues go on without the public able to participate. This is the hallmark of the Nancy Denson era. Keep things away from the public. Discuss them among ourselves and come to a decision. Then prevent the issue from even coming up in the only public forum empowered to act: the Athens-Clarke County Commission. Prince Avenue traffic is fueled by two diametrically opposed principles: speed and safety. This conundrum deserves to be debated and decided in public, but Mayor Denson and her supporters have decided that not only do they not want any debate, they don’t even want to know the facts that might inform that debate. They have effectively cut off fact-finding for now, and the bet here is that those facts will never be found. This is, apparently, how our establishment wants things to work. If you don’t agree, your only recourse is to vote for Tim, the other Denson—the one with no experience and no money but with a proven commitment to forcing government out into the open. Pete McCommons editor@flagpole.com

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UGA Vice President for Student Affairs Victor Wilson. The Fort Lauderdale, FL, native got her bachelor’s degree in English and journalism from the University of Florida (please don’t hold it against her) then went to the University of Pennsylvania for a master’s degree in nonprofit development and started a small consulting firm focusing on youth, education and nonprofit board training while living briefly in Chicago. “That combination is exactly what they need right now,” Helme said. Her emphasis will be on making sure AthFest Educates runs efficiently, ensuring the nonprofit’s grants for music and arts make the biggest possible impact, communicating that impact to the community, providing support for grant recipients and developing a longer-range strategic plan. “If AthFest wants to grow, what do they want to accomplish in that three-to-five year timespan?” she said. Don’t expect major changes to AthFest Educates’ two major fundraisers, the annual half-marathon and June music festival. Ultimately, she’s in charge of both events, but Helme said she’ll rely on the nonprofit’s extremely hardworking board to do the heavy lifting of organizing those events so that she can focus on the education and organizational development side of things. “Clearly, they’ve got the music festival and the half-marathon down pat,” she said. Kristen Morales

Hey, remember when everybody was really upset/excited/nauseated over the Selig Enterprises development and the downtown Walmart? Fun times. Let’s do it again! Athens-based student housing developer Landmark Properties is in the process of buying at least part of the former Armstrong & Dobbs property near downtown Athens. The eight-acre property, once a building supply company, near the corner of Oconee and East Broad streets has continued to sit vacant since Selig abandoned controversial plans to develop a massive complex of apartments and retail stores last fall. Selig is a minority partner in the new project, Landmark CEO Wes Rogers said. “We feel like they understand retail well,” he said. Rogers would not reveal any potential commercial tenants, but he did (almost) nix the idea of everyone’s favorite smiley-faced big box coming into the development. “I was born here. I want to be a good steward of the community,” he said. “We currently have no intention of putting a Walmart in the site in spite of [Walmart’s] interest in doing so.” While many folks think downtown needs more student apartments like a hole in the head, Rogers said he believes there there is still demand for luxury living within walking distance of campus and nightlife. The Standard, another Landmark project under construction at the corner of North Avenue and Thomas Street, is already 100 percent preleased for fall, he said. Rogers said the development at Armstrong & Dobbs would be comparable to The Standard, with four or five stories of studentoriented apartments above ground-floor retail with brick and stone architecture wrapped around a hidden parking deck. The new development will be smaller and less dense than what Selig proposed (about 100,000 square feet of commercial space, 375 apartments and 1,400 parking spaces).”We’re still kind of working through those details,” Rogers said. However, another source who has seen the plans—which won’t be filed for a month or two—called them a “stucco nightmare” with the bare minimum of commercial space required by law that will make Athens residents long for Selig. We’ll see. If so, we get what we get. Unlike Selig, Landmark does not intend to seek a variance or a rezoning, so neither the ACC Commission nor citizens would have any say in how it is developed as long as it meets local zoning laws, which allow up to 200 bedrooms per acre downtown. “We intend to develop it according to the existing code,” Rogers said. That decision had more to do with Landmark’s success with developments like The Standard that meet the ACC code than with vocal opposition to Selig, he said. After approving the Selig development in July, several ACC commissioners said they wanted to review downtown zoning and design guidelines in light of many residents’ concerns about the project. They also wanted to study how the glut of student apartments downtown would affect older suburban complexes. Well, guess what? They didn’t do either one. Another opportunity lost.

year. Kroger’s store manager told Flagpole the dog is a way to get people to notice the pineapples and therefore help boost the store’s success in the competition. Kroger gets the dog from regional beer distributing company Northeast Sales Distributing; Curtis Burns, sales manager there, said the dog was designed by the distributor’s president, Frank Sinkwich Jr. “We actually loan them out to one or two Krogers for their pineapple displays,” he said. Incidentally, according to Northeast Sales’ website, the company’s founder, Frank Sinkwich Sr., was a Heisman Trophy winner at the University of Georgia. Guess the bulldog spirit runs deep in the family. [Kristen Morales] Media Matters: Athens Banner-Herald Director of Audience Chris White and Community Engagement Editor and Readers’ Advocate Andrea Griffith-Girtz (who made up these titles?) sat down with a few of their readers to talk about the new paywall and the print version of ther paper Wednesday, Mar. 26 at Avid Bookshop. Griffith-Girtz said the ABH was “one of the last ones” in the Morris Publishing Group to charge for online content. She said that their

Red and Black.” Readers said they want more public affairs stories about education, politics and downtown development. They also bemoaned the decision to put school lunch menus in the print paper. White said that was the “most controversial” thing they’ve ever put in the paper, and he’s received 200 phone calls from readers complaining about it. Readers also wanted to know when the ABH is going to beef up its staff and hire more reporters to better cover the school board, community meetings and the University of Georgia. One said he would “love to see the newspaper go back to what it was.” The newsroom has been cut almost in half since its peak a decade ago. Two positions are currently open. Former government and business reporter Nick Coltrain left last month for, uh, greener pastures in Colorado. The other is a “half copy editor, half breaking news” job, White said. Griffith-Girtz said she wishes they had more general assignment reporters, which she doesn’t expect “will happen any time soon.” [David Schick] More Media: After six years of hemorrhaging money, UGA is ceasing to air locally produced content on WUGA-TV and will lay off six employees effective July 1. Under former Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications dean Cully Clark, UGA bought the former Toccoa NBC affiliate for $1.8 million in 2008 and eventually sank $11.5 million into the station. It cost $866,000 to operate last year but brought in just $7,000, according to a report commissioned by UGA President Jere Morehead that was released last month. UGA is not selling the station, which could fetch $2.5 million on the open market, the report said. Instead, the station will air PBS’s World Channel around the clock. The “reorganization,” as UGA called it, is expected to save $565,000 annually. Administrators decided it would take too long and cost too much to ramp up student involvement and local content, according to a news release. Station manager Jimmy Sanders, who makes $100,000 a year, according to Open Georgia, will remain onboard, as will an engineer.

Medical Marijuana: Even though state legislators failed to pass a bill legalizing a form of medical marijuana that, alas, won’t get you high, Gov. Nathan Deal is considering moving forward with clinical trials. Deal told an Athens GOP meeting Saturday, Mar. 29 that he is talking to the state pharmaceutical board, composite medical board and the state medical school, Georgia Regents University in Augusta, about experimenting on volunteers with Fix Your Bike: A flat tire won’t cannabinoid oil, a marijuana-derived strand you on campus anymore. UGA compound that could be effective in has installed bicycle repair stations treating seizures and other medical in Myers Quad and at the Miller conditions. Learning Center, the Main Library Don’t expect Georgia to join the and the Ramsay Center with tire Luckily, this bulldog has a mouthful of pineapple, or it’d tear you limb from ranks of states like California and pumps and other basic tools, plus Colorado, where marijuana is legal or limb. QR codes that allow cyclists to pull all but legal. “This is not something up instructions on their phones. In we want to open the floodgates on,” Deal heavy online users have remained loyal, and addition, staff from UGA Outdoor Recreation said. “It has to be done in a very controlled their decline in print readership subscription will teach bike repair clinics at the stations. manner.” has leveled off. Outdoor Recreation worker and Warnell If the trials were successful, the General “For a while, we were trying to stay afloat, School of Forestry student Joseph Robinson Assembly could take up medical marijuana and now we’re doing well,” Griffith-Girtz said. launched the program with grants from again. “It will lay the foundation for us to do When the ABH sold its building in 2012, it the Office of Sustainability, the Facilities something legislatively in future sessions,” he relieved them of a great financial stressor. Management Division and Recreational Sports. said. White said he believes “the company’s completely out of debt now.” Clarke Central: The high school hosted a Pineapple Dawg: If you’ve felt accosted by a What ABH online readers want is differribbon cutting ceremony Monday, Mar. 31 for menacing bulldog as you enter the Alps Road ent than what ABH print readers want, said a $29 million SPLOST project that will include Kroger, don’t worry—he just wants to sell you Griffith-Girtz, which has led them to change renovating the west wing, the original 1971 some pineapples. the way they cover things in print versus east wing, the administrative and counseling The fiberglass sculpture that teeters on the online. For example, mug shots are no longer wing, front entrance and athletic facilities, line between mascot and hellhound received a in the print edition. They still put them up a new media center and expanding the auto bit of notoriety last week, getting a mention online, but White said that readers felt that shop, lab space and classrooms, as well as on the sports/pop culture website Deadspin. something in print had a “more permanent” an electrical, mechanical and data system It’s been featured in Flagpole before, but we’ve feel to it than online. overhaul. Some students will be relocated to never gotten to the bottom of why, exactly, Only a handful of readers showed up, but portables during the work, which is expected it’s there. they weren’t happy about the ABH’s news covto wrap up in early 2016. It seems that Southeastern grocery stores erage. “I look at Flagpole to get my real news compete in a pineapple-selling contest each in Athens,” one attendee said. “There and The Blake Aued news@flagpole.com


capitol impact Senate Race Shakes Out The Republican Senate primary has looked like a cage match between five politicians biting and gouging to see who can move most sharply to the far right edge of the ring. The national media is fascinated by this campaign and tends to describe it as a freak show staged by a party determined to blow itself up. A typical headline out of Washington was, “GOP threatens to push self-destruct button in Georgia Senate race.� You can understand how they might get that impression. One of the leading candidates, Rep. Paul Broun, held a raffle for an assault weapon just like the one used in the Sandy Hook school massacre. Another major contender, Rep. Jack Kingston, made the controversial remark that low-income children should be required to perform janitorial work before they can get a free lunch at school. You even had a minor candidate, Derrick Grayson, openly acknowledge his background as a convicted felon. “I engaged in criminal activity that resulted in a prison sentence,� Grayson said during a campaign appearance. “That was a choice that I made.� It has been difficult to predict a winner from such a colorful group of candidates, but there are signs that the race is starting to sort itself out. Some recent polls show businessman David Perdue—the cousin of former Gov. Sonny Perdue—leading the field by a small margin. Kingston and Broun have run close behind Perdue, while Rep. Phil Gingrey is leaking support and former Secretary of State Karen Handel is dropping steadily to the bottom of the pack. Each of these polls also included a large number of undecided voters ranging from 25 percent to 44 percent of those surveyed. Every candidate has room to grow. Handel rolled out an endorsement last week from Sarah Palin, obviously hoping that the former Alaska governor can spark some kind of fire among primary voters. That magic didn’t work very well for Handel in the 2010

governor’s race, and it seems less likely to do her any good in this campaign. Perdue appears to be profiting from positioning himself as the outsider who’s never run for office before and therefore is in the best position to fix what’s wrong in Washington. It doesn’t hurt that he also has a personal fortune he can spend to run TV ads reinforcing that point. While he is just as conservative as his four opponents, Perdue has been taking some comparatively moderate stands on hot-button issues. He chided Kingston for making the statement that low-income children should “sweep out the cafeteria� before they get a government-subsidized lunch: “With all the nonsense worth criticizing in Washington right now, Congressman Kingston chose to ridicule children who, through no fault of their own, rely on free school lunches.� In a newspaper interview, Perdue said abortion is a decision “that should be left to that family—that mother and that family.� He also said he didn’t think guns should be allowed on college campuses. For some conservative Republicans, those kinds of remarks would make Perdue eligible to be burned at the stake. As the other candidates start reminding primary voters of these comments, it will be interesting to see if he can continue his climb in the polls. Kingston and Perdue still have the money to spend on TV spots, which may keep them up in the polls. Broun has never been very effective at fundraising, but there is always a chance that a conservative PAC will step up and pump some cash into his campaign tank. Gingrey and Handel need to reverse their slide in the polls to have a realistic chance of getting the nomination. It still looks like a runoff involving a tea party candidate—probably Broun—and a candidate amenable to the party’s Wall Street wing, perhaps Perdue or Kingston.

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ayor Nancy Denson and Athens-Clarke County Manager Alan Reddish put the brakes on two separate proposals to make Prince Avenue safer for pedestrians last month, according to documents Flagpole obtained At the same time, a separate, smaller project was getting through an open records request. underway. Commissioner Allison Wright submitted a formal A group of concerned citizens called Complete Streets: request Mar. 6 for the ACC Transportation and Public Works Prince Avenue quietly floated a plan in early February to conDepartment to review the crosswalk at The Grit because “the duct a temporary trial in April and find out once and for all current location is problematic.” She noted that a large utilwhether putting the locally owned portion of Prince between ity pole obstructs drivers’ view of pedestrians and proposed Pulaski Street and Milledge Avenue on a road diet—reducing moving the crosswalk toward the Bottleworks, away from the travel lanes to two and adding a center turn lane with pedespotentially hazardous pole and curb cuts. trian islands—would make it safer without snarling traffic. On Mar. 10, Commissioner Jerry NeSmith asked Clerk of Mayor Nancy Denson told a constituent Feb. 9 that she was Commission Jean Spratlin to broaden the request by asking “not opposed to the concept” but would rather do it in the fall TPW to “recommend more effective cross-walk signalization so all stakeholders would have time to discuss it, and because and an estimate of its cost,” because drivers have complained elections are coming up May 20. “The discussion and decithat it is “just not obvious enough.” Wright, however, raised a sion needs to be a thorough, thoughtful community decision, concern that NeSmith’s request could complicate the issue. which is hard to do in the heat of An unnamed TPW employee campaigns.” responded to Wright’s request by “We feel that collision data is saying that the department has Complete Streets: Prince Avenue founder Tony Eubanks underreported and obviously always favored the Bottleworks reported on Mar. 1 that he had location Wright suggested, but doesn’t include near misses.” the commission voted to move it met with ACC Assistant Manager Blaine Williams, Transportation 40 feet southeast to its current and Public Works Director David Clark and commissioners Kelly location in 2003, because the owner of a Curves fitness center Girtz and Jerry NeSmith, and that they had settled on Oct. in the Bottleworks (now closed) didn’t want it in front of that 12–31 to conduct the experiment. In-fighting among commisbusiness. sioners started almost immediately. “I remain perplexed as to how that property owner was Commissioners Mike Hamby and Kathy Hoard objected that able to influence it to be at this location when The Grit busiCommissioner George Maxwell, who represents part of Prince ness owners said they thought this location was problematic,” Avenue along with Girtz and Commissioner Jared Bailey, was Wright wrote. not invited to the meeting. (Maxwell himself did not object.) In addition, the recent change in the one-way direction of In addition, Hamby and Commissioner Andy Herod quesNewton Street to run away from Prince “creates a new conflict tioned the dates chosen for the pilot project, because they fell between pedestrians and left-turning vehicles who often block on a period with no home football games. “If serious considerthe crosswalk. T&PW staff continues to believe that the origiation is to be given to this, then a serious study needs to be nal location would be preferable for the crosswalk.” Moving done when traffic is at its heaviest,” Hamby wrote Mar. 1. it would cost $10,000, and $25,000 is available for crosswalk Herod also questioned whether Prince Avenue really improvements in the county’s current budget, according to deserves so much attention. “Certainly, the folks that live TPW, and a report could have been written for the commission along there are vociferous—which is to be commended—but I to discuss at its Apr. 17 agenda-setting meeting and voted on need to be convinced with traffic data that there are no other May 6. corridors/streets that are more dangerous than Prince before Reddish jumped in Mar. 14, telling NeSmith that he “intermoving ahead with this,” he wrote. (According to data comvened in this latest work request because it seems to me that piled by UGA, Prince has the second-most car-pedestrian colliit goes beyond a routine work request and begins to enter the sions in Athens, behind Lumpkin Street.) area of commissioners giving work directives to staff.” The ACC

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charter doesn’t allow individual commissioners to give orders to county employees. Reddish went on to write that Prince Avenue is signaled according to state standards, with additional flashing beacons added in July 2011 that exceed those standards. He advocated for a consistent approach at the three mid-block crossings on Prince—near The Grit, Daily Groceries and Piedmont College—because studies show that drivers are more likely to stop when crosswalks all look alike. “Therefore, I would caution against constructing radically different control devices at certain crosswalk locations and not others unless there are clearly demonstrated needs for such special control devices,” he wrote. Prince doesn’t seem to meet those criteria, with four pedestrian accidents over the past five years, according to Reddish. Eubanks, though, noted in his Mar. 1 email that such statistics may be misleading. “Apparently, we have a perception problem; there are those who don’t see pedestrian and bike safety as an issue,” he wrote. “We feel that collision data is underreported and obviously doesn’t include near misses.” Reddish listed additional options for crosswalks, including an overhead flashing beacon, a high-intensity beacon, a traffic light and grade separation like a pedestrian bridge. Those options range from a few thousand dollars for the first two to more than $100,000 for the latter two. Reddish also wrote that changing the crosswalk location in front of The Grit would require a commission vote, since the commission chose the location in the first place, and no funding for moving the crosswalk has been budgeted. “In light of the fact that accident reports do not indicate that staff should unilaterally begin a project to increase safety and due to recent discussions concerning the future of Prince Avenue, I will not be directing staff to begin work on this project without approval of the [mayor and commission],” he wrote. Girtz officially asked Denson on Mar. 16 to put both the crosswalk and the demonstration project on the agenda for a July 1 vote. After asking Reddish to review her response, Denson denied Girtz’s request two days later. “Given our established policy that reconfiguring streets to three lanes be done when a street is repaved, I do not see urgency here related to a demonstration project,” Denson wrote. “The expected repaving schedule for Prince Ave. is four to five years off.” Saying she “enthusiastically supports” pedestrian safety, though, Denson wrote that she had asked Reddish to schedule a work session June 10. The work session will include


information and discussion on traffic in and around Prince, the possibility of making feeder streets one-way, crosswalks, signalization options, left-turn prohibitions, accident reports, future traffic estimates, the eventual redevelopment of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the budget and timeline for any changes, the possibility of a bottleneck with three lanes and the possible negative impact on downtown. Girtz wrote back that he supported the June work session but was “disappointed that you have retreated from your earlier interest in an autumn timeframe for a demonstration project. As far as the movement of the crosswalk, that was a staff recommendation that remains pertinent. “Residents have waited over a decade for substantive improvements to the street’s safety and continue to look for action. It is important to note that GDOT is providing an analysis of the state-controlled segment of Prince this spring, to be followed by a set of recommendations. The last thing anyone would ultimately hope to see is a configuration of the local segment of the road that is less safe than the state segment due to our failure to act.� [Editor’s Note: The GDOT analysis has since been moved to the fall.] At the time, Denson did not know about the GDOT study of the state-owned portion of Prince northwest of Milledge Avenue. “Is this something I overlooked?� she asked Reddish Mar. 19. “First I have heard about this.� The GDOT road safety audit was requested by the alternative transportation group Georgia Bikes and will take place sometime after UGA’s fall semester starts, according to department spokeswoman Teri Pope. Engineering, enforcement, education and emergency services officials will “walk the roadway and assess its conditions, then make recommendations on improvements,� Pope said. According to Georgia Bikes Executive Director Brent Buice, Denson called Jamie Boswell, a real estate agent whom she appointed to a Prince Avenue study committee in 2012 and who is also Athens’ representative on the GDOT board. Then Boswell called Buice wanting to know the name of the GDOT employee in charge of what Boswell called the “bike study,� Buice said. Boswell told Flagpole that he supports the audit, although the GDOT board is not directly involved with it. “If there’s a safety problem, we certainly need to know about it,� he said. He personally has never had a problem crossing Prince (where his office is located) at a light, but he has heard others talk about how dangerous it is, he said.

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he night before a half-marathon, Kelly Pritchettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magic meal is pizza. Sometimes she drops by the grocery store for a crust and tosses on veggies and cheese at home. Or if sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going out, the University of Georgia sports nutrition professor might opt to grab a pie at one of Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; many pizza parlors. With running comes eating traditions, and runners prepping for spring races like the Chick-fil-A Connect one-mile fun run, 5k and half-marathon this weekend have different takes on the best fuel for their feet. Pritchett says that runners preparing for a longer race, such as a half-marathon, may benefit from slightly increasing the carbohydrates in their meals during the two or three days prior to a race. Carbohydrates are an important source of energy, so eating foods like rice or potatoes as a part of these meals can be helpful. Some runners prefer to devote more of their diet to carbohydrates earlier in the week and have a lighter meal the night before a race. Sara Howe, an Athens native who has been running for 15 years, says she likes to eat grilled chicken with sweet potato fries the night before a marathon or half-marathon. Getting enough carbohydrates is less important for shorter races like 5ks and 10ks, but eating healthy foods is still key to a good race. The day before a race, Athens Road Runners President Julie Thompson typically drinks lots of water and eats foods like veggie pizza, oatmeal or a spinach salad. A busy Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day found Thompson eating candy and skimping on water the day before Community Connectionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taste 10k. Partway through the race, her legs begin cramping. Though she finished the event, Thompson says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a huge reminder of how important nutrition and hydration are.â&#x20AC;? Race day nutrition is also important. Many runners like to eat two hours before they race to avoid a full stomach, a feat that may require getting up as early as 4 a.m. for a morning race. A bowl of oatmeal or quinoa with fresh fruit is the perfect half-marathon breakfast for Ross Wise, a physical therapy assistant. Breakfast can be smaller for a 5k. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like to eat about half a banana,â&#x20AC;? says Russell Lawless, a UGA student who has been running competitively since high school. Lawless says he might also eat a granola bar when he first wakes up. Coffee is another pre-race must for many runners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you normally drink coffee, than itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s totally fine to include it,â&#x20AC;? Pritchett says.

While breakfast can provide plenty of energy to finish a 5k, mid-race fuel can be helpful for longer races. Some runners, like Katie Billings, carry energy gels, which are carbohydrates in the form of small gel packets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Typically around mile 7 or 8, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a gel, and after that, like every five or six miles, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have another gel,â&#x20AC;? says Billings. Athens Road Runners Secretary Tyra Byers prefers to carry pocket-size whole foods, like dried cherries, Fig Newtons or small cooked potatoes. Gels or potatoes may get a runner through a race, but the body will need something more after crossing the finish line. Pritchett suggests runners try to get in a small snack within 30 minutes after a race or run, even if they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hungry. While food is important for race-day energy, using running as an excuse to eat anything and everything can be detrimental, especially to the person who is using running to maintain a healthy weight. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From a weight loss or maintenance perspective, using food as a reward is a bad idea,â&#x20AC;? says Pritchett, who is a member of UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Obesity Initiative, an effort to improve Georgiansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; health through diet and exercise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Often runners with this mentality end up eating more calories than they used in their run.â&#x20AC;? WoW! Boot Camp founder April Williams, who started the exercise program after losing 40 pounds with the help of running, encourages runners to â&#x20AC;&#x153;in the simplest terms, eat healthyâ&#x20AC;Ś Choose fruits and vegetables and whole grains.â&#x20AC;? While Athens runners have their own nutrition traditions, they share one race philosophy: Stick to what you know. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to shock your body with something new, Williams says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just like you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to wear a brand new pair of socks on race day, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to eat something before a race youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never eaten before a long training run,â&#x20AC;? she says.

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Muppets Most Wanted. After the success of their reunion, the Muppets embark on a world tour on the advice of their new manager, Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais, as impish as ever). But when the World’s Most Dangerous Frog, Constantine, replaces Kermit, the world tour becomes a globe-hopping heist to steal the crown jewels. It being a Muppets movie, expect oddball movie callbacks and celebrities to pop up in the most random of cameos. The three human leads—Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell—are great foils for the Muppets; Burrell’s Inspector Clouseau impersonation is funnier than Steve Martin’s, were anyone planning on rebooting The Pink Panther again. Bret McKenzie, one half of Flight of the Conchords, supplies a couple of showstopping numbers (particularly, Fey’s showcase, “The Big House”), but just a few years later, I cannot remember anything he wrote for 2011’s The Muppets. Come to think of it, as immediately engaging as the family-friendly movie is, it mostly pointed out just how unmemorable its 2011 predecessor ultimately was. The Muppets always entertain, but this adventure isn’t timeless. NOAH (PG-13) Noah may be the strangest blockbuster since Ang Lee’s Hulk. Fortunately, the new biblical epic is more successful. It also isn’t your Chuck Heston biblical epic. Russell Crowe (no actor is more comfortable in the past than this guy) effectively grimaces and growls as the man chosen by the Creator to save the animal kingdom from a world-cleansing flood in Darren Aronofsky’s foreboding take on this beloved children’s bible story. Opening with a summary emphasizing the mythic, Noah establishes a harsh, sci-fi pre-apocalypse for Noah and his family—wife Naameh (Jennifer Connelly) and sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth. After a visit with his ancient grandfather, Methuselah (Anthony Hopkins giving good Yoda), Noah begins the decade-long task of building his ark, while giant stone creatures (one recognizably voiced by Nick Nolte) protect his family from the evil men led by Tubal-cain (Ray Winstone). When the flood epically arrives amidst a massive battle, an hour remains to reveal what happens when one family’s cruise goes way too long. As expected, Aronofsky visually stuns, but his film’s most insidious brilliance might be how fantastically fanciful it makes this ancient tale. SABOTAGE (R) Sabotage is not as affecting as David Ayer’s previous film, End of Watch. However, it is the first of Ah-nuld’s comeback movies to prove the former superstar still has relevance. As DEA legend John “Breacher” Wharton, Arnold Schwarzenegger gets to play a character who’s not just a nostalgic play on his ‘80s persona (i.e. The Last Stand, Escape Plan and both Expendables). Wharton is the cigar-chomping leader of the DEA’s best bunch of badasses (Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway and Mireille Enos). How do you know? They have tough G.I. Joe code names like “Monster” and “Grinder.” That and they go to strip clubs to drink and fight when they’re not laser-focused on hunting cartels. Ayer has developed his flair for the modern tough cop since Training Day. Sabotage may overdo the brutality and the blood, but it has some entertaining cult credentials beyond Schwarzenegger. Enos (“The Killing”) gifts a truly nutty performance as the team’s lone woman, whose screws loosen in each scene. Even after umpteen Atlanta-based Tyler Perry flicks, seeing the Georgia Capitol on a movie screen still momentarily thrills. Sabotage may not hit it big, but this action flick is far from generically forgettable.

as the Latino American civil rights activist who co-founded the United Farm Workers association with Dolores Huerta, played by Rosario Dawson. The film touches on some of the organization’s non-violent campaigns such as the Delano Grape strike. John Malkovich plays an owner of a large grape farm who counterattacks Chavez and the workers’ boycott. DIVERGENT (PG-13) Hunger Games comparisons are inevitable. While Veronica Roth’s book loses the headto-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. After a grueling initiation during which she makes a love connection with the studly instructor, Four (Theo James), Tris learns that 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

GIMME SHELTER (R) 1970. The classic Rolling Stones rock doc chronicles the band’s infamous 1969 U.S. tour, including the deadly show at Altamont. David and Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin’s film is considered by many to be the greatest rock film of all time. Music journalist Stanley Booth, who was along for the tour and is interviewed in the film, recently relocated to Athens and will participate in a book signing and discussion. A catered reception will precede the film, and the party continues afterward with live music at Little Kings Shuffle Club. Part of Ciné’s seventh anniversary celebration. (Ciné) GLORIA (R) 2013. Chile’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, Gloria stars Paulina Garcia as an older single woman who feels younger than her age. When a new relationship with an older gentleman goes wrong, Gloria finds a newfound inner strength. (Ciné) GOD’S NOT DEAD (PG) In this Christian feature, a college student, Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper, “Good Luck Charlie”), has his faith challenged by a philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo, best known as TV’s Hercules) who does not believe in the existence

also playing AFFLICTED (R) A hybridization of Chronicle and a zombie flick, Afflicted has generated some serious buzz on the horror circuit. Two friends (filmmakers Derek Lee and Clif Prowse) are on a once-in-a-lifetime trip when one of the men comes down with a mysterious, powerful condition. Now their travelogue becomes a record of the race to save a life. Afflicted won the Best Picture prize at Austin Fantastic Fest and the Best Canadian First Feature–Special Jury Citation Film at the Toronto International Film Festival. ALAN PARTRIDGE (R) Steve Coogan’s television alter ego, Alan Partridge, gets the big-screen treatment. The takeover of former TV personality Partridge’s current home, a small town radio station, somehow leads to a violent siege with Partridge at the middle. Fortunately, the trailer promises a flick better than what it seems to be, a mid-’90s expansion of an SNL sketch. BAD WORDS (R) Jason Bateman makes his feature directing debut

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in a role seemingly written for him by first-time screenwriter Andrew Dodge. Spelling bee loser Guy Trilby (Bateman) uses a loophole—he never made it past the eighth grade—to exact revenge by winning the bee as an adult. Along the way, he befriends the friendless Chaitanya Chopra (Rohan Chand, Jack and Jill). With Kathryn Hahn, Phillip Baker Hall, Allison Janney, Mr. Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, and Mrs. Jason Bateman, Amanda Anka. k CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (PG-13) Chris Evans’ Captain America, aka Steve Rogers, continues to adjust to life in post-WWII America and must battle a new enemy, the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. Unfortunately for Cap, his new enemy is an old friend, Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson reprise their roles as Black Widow and Nick Fury, respectively. A role for Robert Redford and new directors, Anthony and Joe Russo (“Community” executive producers), raise the excitement level. CESAR CHAVEZ (PG-13) This biographical film stars Michael Peña

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Don’t cross Prince Avenue! It’s too dangerous! 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. DOM HEMINGWAY (R) Richard Shepard’s latest film stars Jude Law as recently-released safecracker Dom Hemingway. Looking for what he’s owed, Hemingway eventually settles on reconnecting with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke from HBO’s excellent “Game of Thrones”). Law’s old enough to play Clarke’s dad? Wow. With Richard E. Grant (recently seen on HBO’s “Girls”) and Academy Award nominee Demian Bichir. FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL See story on p. 11. FRESH LOOK CHILDREN’S INTL FILM FESTIVAL The fifth edition of the “Fresh Look” Athens International Film Festival for Children and Youth includes animation, documentaries and fiction films to introduce youngsters to the world of international independent cinema. The films come from Argentina, Belgium, Canada, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA. Part of Ciné’s seventh anniversary celebration. (Ciné)

of God. TV’s Superman, Dean Cain, costars, while Christian popsters Newsboys and two of “Duck Dynasty”’s Robertsons, Willie and Korie, provide cameos. Director Harold Cronk’s three previous features (Ever heard of The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure? Me neither.) sound pretty small-screen. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (R) Wes Anderson’s latest stars Ralph Fiennes as Gustave H, legendary concierge at the famous hotel, who memorably mentors lobby boy, Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori, The Perfect Game). The cast is huge—F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalic, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Harvey Keitel, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson—and the trailer is entertaining in the most Anderson of manners. Part of Ciné’s seventh anniversary celebration. (Ciné) 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. (Ciné) ISLAND OF LEMURS: MADAGASCAR (G) Though a little early for Earth Day, this IMAX nature doc, narrated by Morgan Freeman (who else?), follows the lemurs that reside on Madagascar. Director David Douglas is no stranger to IMAX, having last directed Born to Be Wild, as well as At the Max (a Rolling Stones concert film), Fires of Kuwait, Survival Island, Wolves and, my favorite by title alone, Straight Up: Helicopters in Action. THE LEGO MOVIE (PG) When generic construction mini-figure Emmet (v. Chris Pratt) 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. This film, which should battle for the year’s best animated film come the next awards cycle, reconstructs the greatest childhood movie memories from the building blocks that best defined the young and not-yet-so-old generation. 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 other historical luminaries as they try to right the wrongs perpetrated against the space-time continuum. The historical gags are a hit, though the dramatic narrative is structured too familiarly. NON-STOP (PG-13) Liam 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. NYMPHOMANIAC: VOL. II You’ve read all of the controversy, more thanks to Shia LaBeouf than usual firebrand filmmaker Lars von Trier; now see the rest of the film. Charlotte Gainsbourg (von Trier’s last controversially sexual film, Antichrist) stars as Joe, the titular nymphomaniac, who recounts her erotic life from birth to age 50 to old Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard). Newcomer Stacy Martin plays the young Joe. Vol. II is the final installment. With Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier. 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 from the History Channel miniseries, “The Bible.” Portugueseborn 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, Son of God merely takes advantage of an audience hungry for faith-based films. Minus a whit of believer’s passion, this film simply retells the greatest story ever told like a Greatest Hits of Jesus compilation. THE STRANGER 1946. The Georgia Museum of Art accompanies its “Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy” exhibit with Orson Welles’ 1946 film noir about a member of the War Crimes Commission (the inimitable Edward G. Robinson) seeking an infamous Nazi hiding in Harper, Connecticut. Welles costars, along with Academy Award winner Loretta Young (The Farmer’s Daughter). Of the three credited writers, Victor Trivas alone was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Story. (Georgia Museum of Art) 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).

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He must battle with god-king Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his gorgeous naval commander, Artemesia (Eva Green, Casino Royale), if Greek society is to survive. Though Zack Snyder isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t around to direct, the script he cowrote allows new helmer Noam Murro (Smart People) to craft a stylistically similar movie. Outside of its gorgeous, violent visuals, 300 Again makes less of an impression. UNDER THE SKIN (R) An intriguing guerrilla science-fiction feature from filmmaker Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast and Birth), Under the Skin stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien preying on Scottish hitchhikers. Allegedly, ScarJo actually picked up and filmed several real hitchers with hidden cameras. First-time screenwriter Walter Campbell adapted the novel by Michel Faber, best known for The Crimson

Petal and the White. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival as well the Best Film prize at the London Film Festival. VERONICA MARS (PG-13) Having devoutly watched all three seasons, I love the Kickstarter-funded big screen case solved by Kristen Bellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Veronica Mars as the fan service it most certainly is. Veronica returns to Neptune 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. Series creator Rob Thomas wrote and directed a solid feature debut with a compelling central mystery. Marshmallows missing Veronicaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sharp tongue and one of televisionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest father-daughter relationships (Enrico Colantoniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Keith Mars is simply the best) can rejoice.

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On a visual level, The Wind Rises is a remarkable feat. Miyazaki is a master craftsman, visually focusing on appropriate detailsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the manner in which wind can bring great violence (the shockwaves of the earthquake) or amorous possibilities (the moment when Jiro and Naoko reunite in the grass)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;and he edits his sequences and frames his animated shots with his usual perception and grace. The destructive force that Jiro unleashes with the Zero is explicitly shown, albeit briefly, in the end, though Miyazaki foreshadows it throughout the movie. A mix of understated poetry and mesmerizing visual accomplishment, The Wind Rises shows how dreams can easily transform into nightmares and then to ashes.

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Don’t Give Up the Ghost

music conjures strange new spirits Don Chambers

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dusty old book full of rituals and rites, a symbol drawn on the ground, candles all around… there are a lot of ways to conjure ghosts and spirits, and young men make the mistake of thinking they’ll be able to harness and control whatever it is that shows up when the incantations get going. Don Chambers loves conjuring music, but he seems to have reached a point where he knows that the idea of control is a sucker’s campaign—it’s better to channel than to tame. A followup to last fall’s quiet solo album A Sudden Loss of Elevation, Chambers’ new album, Disquietude, goes with that flow, explicitly influenced by Chambers’ recent forays into improvised noise. He is picking up pieces of the world around him, or reflecting them, at least, and what he has come up with this time is a raw, dissonant, noisy thing. Disquietude is titled well. “I have been recording incidental sounds for a while, collecting them and not really sure how to use them. I knew I wanted this record to be a departure from [my former band] GOAT, and particularly from anything that smacks of ‘Americana’,” says Chambers, whose clawhammer attacks on amplified banjos defined his rustic, rusted sound and image for years. “I played banjo, because I thought it was punk, like Roscoe Holcomb—it was about intensity, never about trying to be folksy or traditional,” he says. “But once you play folk instruments, folks want to lump you in with this or that, which I find frustrating. I just want to chase after that dark spirit in the maze. I don’t know where I am going.” Though the sonic palette of Disquietude veers from Chambers’ earlier recordings, his lyrics remain relatively constant, focusing on the state of what it is to be a person in a world that may or may not care, overseen by a God that may or may not exist. The in-store radio may ask you to “clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth,” but the truth in Chambers’ tunes is a persistent and companionable lonesomeness—so much so that there’s comfort in that. “I guess we all write from some center of our body that I really don’t care to control,” he says. “It is not intentional, I am not an intellectual writer—it’s from the brain onto the tip of my tongue… The worst shit I ever wrote I thought about too much.”

That’s not to say the gentleman is bleak or depressing. Ghosts and blood and weather and the unceasing progression of time all play a part in Chambers’ music, but this is the South, and Chambers is a Southern man. Pay a little attention, and you’ll even find moments of existential satisfaction and romantic contentedness among his words. It’s been 20 years since Chambers’ first band, Vaudeville, released its debut cassette, Demonstration. Vaudeville was a noisy holler of a band, and when Chambers went solo, his music got increasingly louder and more raucous. He was backed by GOAT, a muscular rock band, for years. But these new recordings loop back to that early aesthetic; Chambers even used cassette recorders to degrade the quality of Disquietude. But it all only happened once he had decided to scrap a selfimposed hiatus. After GOAT took a break, Chambers says, he wanted to reconnect with his background in painting and drawing, so he put music on the shelf for a while. But music had another idea. “I went for a a drive the day after I decided [to take a break], and as melodies and lyrics popped into my head, I remember thinking, ‘This is ridiculous—can’t somebody turn this writing thing off? Instead, I gave into it, wrote 100 songs in 100 days, [and] that’s [what] both Sudden Loss and Disquietude were born out of: trying to quit.” Chambers recorded the songs on Sudden Loss in one night in a fit of panic; he felt he had to get them out immediately, warts and all. But creating Disquietude was a more deliberate process that spanned six months or so. He recruited friends and collaborators Eric Harris (on circuit-bent keyboards), John Barner (drums), Lucas Kane (guitars, loops) to flesh out songs he had recorded on his own. “It just kept building,” Chambers says. “I kept adding field recordings. At one point, it was a real mess. [There was] way too much going on, so I started to strip it away until I felt like the sonics were working with the songs.” Though it’s been two decades since Chambers dove into the Athens scene, he says there’s still much around town that energizes him. “I think I fell into the old-townie role for a while—[that] jaded, “Oh yeah, so-and-so used to do something like that 10 years ago” mode. It’s bullshit. Fuck that. I like a lot of really young bands, full of piss and vinegar and excited to play music in front of their friends. Thats all we all ever did, anyway. “I like watching people discover, and I like to discover. If I ever get to the point that my eyes and ears aren’t open to new sights and sounds, then shoot me. The scene is still driven by young people moving to town to try and make something in this very open, forgiving, petri-dish environment, [to] see if they can grow artistically. I welcome that. I need that, still.” Chris Hassiotis

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here are, of course, many reasons why people relocate to Athens from other parts of the world. In his explanation of why he chose to move from New York City a couple years back, Little Gold frontman Christian DeRoeck hits on three of the most common ones. “I wanted to go someplace warm and cheap,” he says, “with a good music scene.” At the time, DeRoeck had already established himself as a force on the Brooklyn indie circuit, as a member of buzzworthy bands Woods and Meneguar. But he wanted to strike out on his own, and so Little Gold was born. “I had all these songs,” he recalls. “Some of them were gonna be Woods songs, and some of them were [me] needing to do something new, musically.” Little Gold was initially a psych-flavored solo acoustic project that leaned heavily on DeRoeck’s affinity for classic country-rock. (Gene Clark was and is a favorite, he says.) The project soon blossomed into a full band featuring a revolving cast of supporting musicians. The NYC-based iteration of the group released the Weird Freedom LP in 2011, a straightforward indie rock outing that oozed raw charisma but didn’t quite harness it. Its follow-up, Spectral Sight, recorded here in town with Little Gold’s now-permanent local lineup—which includes members of Deep State and Dead Dog—was released last month and showcases a very different band. Harder edged and clearer cut, the album finds DeRoeck heading back to his country roots but also incorporating his fondness for power pop. (As if to hammer the comparisons home, DeRoeck nods to his heroes throughout— ”Solar Sister II” is a follow-up to The Posies’ “Solar Sister”; “Tiny Hours” calls back to Luna’s “Chinatown.”) The result is a well crafted record that is easy to love, good-natured but with a slight edge, thanks to DeRoeck’s backers. “When it started out, it was just me, and I was also going through a sad-sack country phase and had to get those songs out,” he says. “It’s become a heavier rock band since moving here. Which was not entirely the plan, but we’ve embraced it.” Reference points run rampant—in addition to the aforementioned influences, DeRoeck’s vocals often call to mind those of J. Mascis, soft and urgent with more than a hint of roadweariness—though it’s not an easy album to pin down. There’s the bouncy pop of the title track, the rolling folk of “Tiny Hours,” the punk-minded “My Dog.” It all works together, yet each track stands purposely apart. “The sound is all over the place, but I like that. So many bands nowadays have such a

specific sound. And I just wanna make rock and roll records. I like records that run the gamut,” says DeRoeck, noting his affinity for Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk and other such stylespanning classics. Spectral Sight, which was initially designed as a concept record until DeRoeck got bored with the concept (it was to be “loosely based on the Salem Witch Trials,” he says), is full of rich if often bleak imagery. On “Passin’ Thru”: “I’m a stranger in my own hometown/ But it’s not as lonely as it seems/ I may be crazy, but I ain’t no half-turned screw/ I’m only passin’ through.” DeRoeck’s reality is a bit more stable than that lyric suggests; though he says he lives to tour, he has settled into Athens, even purchasing a house near downtown. “It’s cool, ‘cause it’s a small town, and there’s that kind of camaraderie,” he says of his adopted home. “But there’s so much going on [musically] that it feels like a bigger city.” DeRoeck will perform tunes from Spectral Sight and beyond at an upcoming residency at Flicker, where he will play each Thursday in April. The first two weeks will be solo acoustic performances, a throwback to Little Gold’s beginnings; the third and fourth will be full-band affairs. All the bills will also feature some of DeRoeck’s favorite locals, including Deep State, Four Eyes, Shehehe and Night School, a new project featuring Black Kids frontman Reggie Youngblood that will make its debut at the Apr. 24 show. In a way, the residency illustrates DeRoeck’s simple reason for continuing on the largely thankless path of being an independent musician well into his 30s. He enjoys playing music. He enjoys listening to his friends play music. He enjoys traveling the country with his friends—playing music. “I don’t have any illusions about it becoming a huge deal,” he says frankly. “I’d like to be able to play good shows in town, and book some tours where we can come back with some money… Maybe we’ll get some good press out of [the new album], and maybe people will like it. I hope they do. But this is just what I do, and I’m gonna keep doing it regardless.” Gabe Vodicka

WHO: Little Gold and Guests WHERE: Flicker Theatre & Bar WHEN: Every Thursday in April HOW MUCH: FREE!


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Pays Tribute to Former Bandmate W ith the passing of former Drivinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cryinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lead guitarist and Athens resident Buren Fowler earlier this month, the local music community was faced with the question of how to honor his memory. While the rest of us were pondering it, Fowlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former bandmate, Drivinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cryinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; frontman Kevn Kinney, had already booked the 40 Watt for Apr. 5 and set to planning a tribute, fittingly titled the Buren Fowler Rock Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roll Celebration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For musicians, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tradition in the community to celebrate our own,â&#x20AC;? Kinney tells Flagpole. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My goal on this one is, when you walk in the door, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to be Brahms or white roses. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gonna be full-on AC/DC. Hopefully, by the time you leave, you will have your closure, and everyone who comes will learn something about Buren.â&#x20AC;? Fowler died Mar. 8, at the age of 54. No cause of death has been announced, but it is clear that his passing came as a shock to Fowlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends, some of whom had seen him out and about the evening before. Fowler, who was a member of Drivinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cryinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; during the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major-label breakthrough/radio mainstay era (think â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fly Me Courageous,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Straight to Hellâ&#x20AC;?), had stayed in touch with his former bandmates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you are next to someone from 1988â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1993â&#x20AC;&#x201D;which were pretty intense yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;we were working just about every day,â&#x20AC;? Kinney remembers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did music videos together, did fancy dinners together for the record company, lived on a tour bus togetherâ&#x20AC;Ś [Buren] was a real great ambassador for the band. He was great with fans and record store people.â&#x20AC;? Upon his departure from Drivinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cryinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Fowler returned to Athens, where he worked on guitars (at one point, he worked as a guitar tech for R.E.M.) and lived with his wife, Paula. One of the goals of this weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tribute concert is to raise money to help his family with funeral costs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of us musicians canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t or donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have health care or life insurance, because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s considered a high-risk occupation. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expensive for us,â&#x20AC;? Kinney explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buren didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave a life insurance policy, and [his death] was a huge surprise. His health was getting better. He was out that night, having a good time. No one expected this.â&#x20AC;?

The tribute will not charge a cover, but guests are encouraged to donate what they are able, anonymously, in boxes that will be available onsite. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put anything in, Buren would be happy to have you write a little noteâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to his wife, or simply, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I miss you, manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kinney says. At the end of the night, he adds, the boxes will be given to Paula for her to use as she sees fit. Kinney envisions the event as something along the lines of an Irish wake. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want it to be free, because Buren was a very giving person. If he had 10 bucks and you needed 10, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d give you 10. He would want everyone to come in and have a good time and tell their friends stories at the bar. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want it to be sad. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not what this is for. Somebody else is better at doing that than I am. He wanted to have fun and play loud, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be.â&#x20AC;? Drivinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cryinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; will headline the tribute; its original drummer, Jeff Sullivan, who lives in L.A. and works for Dreamworks, will travel to Athens to take part. Local musician Matt Joiner will play guitar, taking the lead for the solos that Fowler used to play. In addition to The Rattlers, Kinney says there will also be special, surprise guests joining in the celebration. Kinney, the 40 Watt and the other performers and organizers are generously offering the community and friends the cathartic opportunity to grieve the lossâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or celebrate the lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;of Fowler, honoring him in the style in which he lived. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a full rock and roll Saturday night party,â&#x20AC;? says Kinney. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Buren] loved rock and roll. He loved Metallica; he loved Deep Purple. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gonna get drunk and have fun.â&#x20AC;? That sounds just about right.

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threats & promises Music News And Gossip Once Bitten: Long-running heavy ambient solo project Chartreuse, the alter ego of Athens musician Drew Smith (Chrissakes), just released a limited-edition cassette titled Gloriosa Venenum Serpentis, which, as you learned in your high school Latin class, translates to “glorious snake venom.” The physical copies are limited to a mere 25. But since digital goes on and on, you can download as many as you want for five bucks each. The two-track, 28-minute album comes courtesy of JRS Tapes, and it’s a headphone record in the best sense. (Smith has played these tracks live for a while, versions of which you can find on southernshelter.com.) The near-holy majesty of the first song glides well into the sustained guitar echo of the second. From there, the

Transmission. Don’t call it a residency. Call it a ritual. I’m sure the band would appreciate that, and chances are good its members already thought of it, too. If inclined, bone up on their do-not-give-a-good-goddamn punk’n’-roll over at ritvals.bandcamp.com. Frame Up: When you woke in a cold sweat this week and just knew you’d missed the submission deadline for the 2014 Sprockets Music Video Festival, you were totally bummed. Well, you’re in luck. The new early deadline is Apr. 15, with a submission fee of $25, and the late deadline is Apr. 30, with a submission fee of $35. Everyone is eligible, but if you’re a Georgia-based filmmaker, your video is eligible for both the Georgia Music Video Show and Mike White · deadlydesigns.com

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volume drops to almost imperceptible levels before shimmering towards its close as if the music was reflected via mirrored hallway. Just do it over at jrstapes.bandcamp.com. Come On In: Although this news isn’t strictly local, I feel like it would be both a dereliction of duty and a cold shoulder toward the home team if I didn’t give a shout out to Twin Cousins Records. Its Athens connection comes courtesy of Flagpole scribe Dan Mistich, who formed the West Virginia-based label with his brother Dave last year. So far, the pair has released two compilations, the second of which features Athens groups The Warm Fuzzies and The Eskimos. It’s titled Nothing Criminal, and came out earlier this month. The label released the Shelter EP from Athens duo Sans Abri last year. Check out twincousinsrecords.bandcamp.com, and keep up with the label’s day-to-day over at face book.com/twincousinsrecords. Go Early and Often: In a move that can only be construed as a band finally living up to its name, local rockers RITVALS (pronounced “rituals”) is setting up camp at Go Bar every Wednesday in April. The other acts playing are pretty good, too. Here’s the schedule: Apr. 2 features The Hernies, Sad Dads and Dude Magnets; Apr. 9, Uncle Dad, Atlanta band Shepherds and Bad Nudes; Apr. 16, Monsoon, Shade and Chicago band Ne-Hi; Apr. 23, Feather Trade and Swamp; and Apr. 30 features the newly revamped k i d s, Tennessee band Gorgeous and “Athens’ premier Joy Division cover band,” Live

the Sprockets Music Video Show for a single entry price. The Georgia Music Video Show is Friday, July 18 at Ciné, and the Sprockets Music Video Show is Saturday, July 19 at the 40 Watt Club. Volunteers are also needed, and this is a killer way to get involved in the local and state-wide film industry. Drop a line to sprockets@filmathens.net if interested, and see sprocketsmusicvideofestival.com. Two for Flinching: The duo known as Crazy Hoarse, composed of longtime extreme and experimental progenitor Killick and his partner in crime John Norris, has released its first full-length studio album. Killick handles guitar, and Norris take cares of the drums. It’s titled Your Cheatin’ Heart Sutra, and follows a string of live recordings the group has done over the past year or so. Although I’ve never been totally onboard with its punny name or the sly jokes that pepper the track titles, I will attest to the quality of the group’s tunes. Selfbilled as “acoustic Appalachian trance metal,” this is easily among the most listener-friendly music Killick has done in the past decade. While it scrapes the teeth of the experimental sphere for which he’s known, there are plenty of aural touchstones to keep it well-grounded. The album was recorded by Jesse Mangum at The Glow Recording Studio last fall, with additional recording by Killick himself. Several notable guests also populate the eight-song record, but space is short, and I really want to tell you to get over to killick.bandcamp.com as soon as you can and press play. Gordon Lamb threatsandpromises@flagpole.com


art notes Athens Fashion Collective’s Spring Showcase Natural Beauty: As part of the Georgia Museum of Art’s thrice-yearly late-night art party Museum Mix—set for 8:45 p.m.–12:30 a.m. on Thursday, Apr. 3—the Athens Fashion Collective will unveil new spring collections from six regional designers: Sanni Baumgaertner, Shawna Lea Maranville, Amy Flurry and Nikki Nye, Rebecca Wood and Megan Huntz. In conjunction with the fashion show, the museum will present a free lecture with Spoonflower cofounder Stephen Fraser at 11 a.m. that same Thursday morning in the auditorium. Spoonflower, a web-based digital printing company that offers an online marketplace with the largest collection of independent fabric designers in the world, allows users to design, print and sell their own fabric, wallpaper, decals and gift wrap. Impressed by Spoonflower’s unprecedented ability to enable emerging designers to order in small quantities and keep production costs low, the Athens Fashion Collective approached the company about a speaker for their event. Spoonflower agreed and also offered to sponsor Baumgaertner’s Community Service collection through a special designer sponsorship. The sponsorship allowed Baumgaertner to center her whole collection around a custom photo print inspired by nature and make several pieces entirely from scratch, bringing her a step closer to one day manufacturing a clothing line in Athens.

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A new design by Sanni Baumgaertner. “When I was hiking in the mountains last summer,” Community boutique owner Baumgaertner says, “I saw all the beautiful lichen on the trees and could immediately imagine it looking amazing on clothing. It really ties together my love for this area, for the beauty of nature and for sustainable fashion. It’s like wearing nature, but modern and high tech at the same time. So this past winter, I approached photographer Ian McFarlane [to see] if he was interested in collaborating on this project. We drove up to the North Georgia mountains one day, and he took the pictures of moss, tree bark and lichen, which were then printed on the fabric.” Flurry and Nye’s Paper-Cut-Project, incredible paper sculptures that have been

commissioned for top fashion houses such as Hermès, Kate Spade and Valentino, will provide unique accessories to accompany the designs of Atlanta-based designer Megan Huntz. Huntz, who studied industrial design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and holds a graduate degree from fashion and design school Domus Academy in Milan, has a nontraditional approach that blurs art, fashion and design. Local ceramist Rebecca Wood of R. Wood Studio will switch media to present a line of playful clothes. The collection by Maranville, who is responsible for transforming many of the revamped vintage clothing items found at Community, was supported through the boutique’s Local Designer Fund. A percentage of sales from clothing donations redesigned and sold at the boutique is allocated towards a fund for providing supplies, equipment and support to local designers. “It is pretty informal right now, since we are not talking about large amounts of money, but down the road I hope we will be able to provide Athens’ designers access to what they need to launch their own line: a space with machines, the knowledge of how to use them, fabric, supplies, etc. You know, a little sewing factory right here in town,” says Baumgaertner. Museum Mix will include music spun by DJ Winston Parker and open access to all of the museum’s galleries, including the current temporary exhibitions “Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy,” “Rugs of the Caucasus,” “Quayola: Strata #4,” “Selections in the Decorative Arts” and “Tristan Perich: Machine Drawing.” Admission is free. Get Your Wallet Out: Art Rocks Athens, the nonprofit foundation dedicated to the preservation of art created in Athens between 1975 and 1985, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a handful of ambitious retrospective exhibitions exploring the visual and performing arts that gave rise to the early local music scene. Scheduled exhibitions, which will kick off in May, include “Between Rock and an Art Place” at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, “ARTifacts Rock Athens: Relics from the Athens Music Scene, 1975–1985” at the UGA Special Collection Libraries, “Paper Covers Rock: Graphic Arts and the Athens Music Scene, 1975–1985” at the Lyndon House Arts Center and “Clear the Floor: A Retrospective Dance Concert Featuring Original Choreography Created in Athens, Georgia, 1975–1985” at the UGA New Dance Theater. Gifts to top pledgers include original watercolors by figurative expressionist painter James Herbert, a dinner for six at the Orange Twin Conservation Community, a personal voicemail by Fred Schneider of the B-52’s and more. The campaign has a $31,500 goal, and the deadline to donate is Saturday, Apr. 19.

calendar picks THEATER | Thursday, Apr. 3

An Evening with C.S. Lewis

Morton Theatre · 7 p.m. · $20–40 British actor David Payne has portrayed C.S. Lewis—theologian, legendary author of The Chronicles of Narnia and close friend to J.R.R. Tolkien—over 1,000 times, touring the world with his one-man stage play. In An Evening with C.S. Lewis, set in 1963, Lewis hosts a group of American writers at his home and begins recounting the significant events and people that have shaped his life, offering a fascinating insight into a man whose collected works made him one of the most influential literary giants of his day. Payne stumbled into his role as Lewis when he auditioned for Shadowlands in 1996 and received the lead role; he has since portrayed the famed author in various stage productions. VIP seating ($40) includes a meet-and-greet with Payne. [Jessica Smith] THEATER | Friday, Apr. 4–Sunday, Apr. 6 & Thursday, Apr. 10–Sunday, Apr. 13

explore the contours of the all-American genre to invigorating effect. After Sunday’s concert on campus, Marsalis will deliver the E. Paul Torrence lecture on creativity in the first-floor auditorium of the Georgia Museum of Art. The 7 p.m. lecture is free and open to the public. [Gabe Vodicka] MUSIC | Tuesday, aPr. 8

Matuto

Melting Point · 7:30 p.m. · $5 (adv.), $7 (door) Led by guitarist/percussionist Clay Ross and accordion player Rob Curto, New York-based combo Matuto experiments with Latin rhythms, odd instrumentation and upbeat mashups. Ross spent years studying and playing various styles of jazz and world music in Charleston, SC before relocating. Shifting his focus from American styles of instrumental music to the baião rhythmic formulas of northeast Brazil, the young guitarist submerged himself in Brazilian music as a member of Cyro Baptista’s renowned percussion ensemble Beat the Donkey. Curto’s love for tradi-

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Athens Community Theatre · 8 p.m. (Thursday–Saturday), 2 p.m. (Sunday) · $10–18 The Town & Gown Players’ latest main-stage production is Oklahoma!, the first musical written by composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein. Set in Oklahoma Territory at the Matuto turn of the 20th century, the family-friendly musitional swing, bebop and blues balanced cal, directed by G. Derek Adams, centers Ross’ zeal for traditional Brazilian styles. on the romances between cowboy Curly The full-band version of Matuto—with (played by Joshua Darnell) and farm girl percussionist Ze Mauricio, pianist Richie Laurey (Rebekah Lee), and cowboy Will Barshay, bassist Michael Loren Lavalle and Parker (Mitch Clayton) and his fiancée violinist Mazz Swift—is on the road this Ado Annie (Mackenzie Marr). Love is never month behind its latest collection, Devil easy; Laurey has agreed to attend a square dance social with pining, weirdo farm hand and the Diamond. [T. Ballard Lesemann] Jud Fry (Jason Weed) to spite Curly, and FILM | Tuesday, aPr. 8 Annie has been getting cozy with Persian peddler Ali Hakim (Dustin Ah Kuoi) while Will has been out of town. On the eve of the social, the cowboys face off against their rivals to win over their lovers’ hearts. Ciné · 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. · $25 Under the musical direction of Jonathan Waycross native and legendary music Sparks, the classic songs of Rodgers and journalist Stanley Booth has written Hammerstein will be revitalized with allextensively about tragic-hero rock and R&B acoustic orchestration. [Jessica Smith] figures like James Brown, Elvis Presley and Janis Joplin. But he covered no other PERFORMANCE | Sunday, subject quite as fervently as he did the Apr. 6 Rolling Stones. His biography of that band, The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones, unflinchingly covers the drugHodgson Concert Hall · 3 p.m. · $25–45 addled ups and downs of the group’s 1969 He’s an NEA Jazz Master and a Grammy Award winner who has recorded with every- tour—which culminated in the infamous Altamont Free Festival—and is widely cited one from Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins to as one of the most brutally and entertainSting and Bruce Hornsby, but saxophonist ingly honest rock bios to date. Booth, Branford Marsalis’ musical credentials are who recently relocated to Athens, will perhaps best expressed by his last name, sign copies of his books and participate which he shares with legendary father Ellis in a discussion following screenings of and brothers Wynton, Jason, Ellis Jr. and Gimme Shelter, the 1970 doc that follows Delfeayo. The New Orleans-based family’s the band on its aforementioned U.S. tour. influence on the last half-decade or so of After the event at Ciné, head across the jazz cannot be overstated, and Branford’s street to Little Kings for a Stones tribute current quartet, which features pianist show. Check out flagpole.com for a Q&A Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and with Booth. [Gabe Vodicka] drummer Justin Faulkner, continues to

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the calendar! WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

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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. 6:30–8:30 p.m. $29. www.thepearlgirls.com EVENTS: 2014 CURO Symposium (The Classic Center) This year’s keynote address, “Health Policy and the Promise of Research,” will be delivered by Dr. Phaedra Corso from the College of Public Health. 9:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. FREE! www.curo. uga.edu/symposium FILM: In Cold Blood (Ciné Barcafé) 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 (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! Win house cash prizes with host Todd Kelly. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.choochoorestaurants.com GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Todd Kelly every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289 GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) General trivia with host Caitlin Wilson. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-8508561 GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Troubadour Bar & Grill) Trivia provided by Dirty South Trivia. Play for house cash prizes. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/troubadourathens1 GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Presented by Dirty South Trivia. Every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0305 KIDSTUFF: April Fool’s Storytime (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Join in on the holiday’s silliness with songs, stories and an age-appropriate craft. For ages 5 & under. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) Children ages 2–5 are invited to join in an interactive storytime. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Story Time (Oconee County Library) Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2–5. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 PERFORMANCE: Benjamin Beilman (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Violinist Benjamin Beilman

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presents a program of works by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Brahms. 8 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $28. www.pac.uga.edu PERFORMANCE: “Little Red” (Morton Theatre) The Dancefx Concert Dance Company presents an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Apr. 1–2, 7:30 p.m. $10–15. www.dancefx.org

Wednesday 2 ART: Artist Reception (Highwire Lounge) The mixed media paintings and drawings of Liza Dorsey cover subjects like rural animals, exploration and peer relationships. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8997 ART: Closing Reception (Georgia Theatre) For photography by Michelle Norris. 5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.michellethroughthelens. com 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: Guided Trail Hike (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Take a guided walk on the trails to discover the beauty and variety of the center’s ecosystems. Followed by coffee and a tour of the exhibit hall. 9 a.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/ sandycreeknaturecenter EVENTS: House Mother’s Pageant (40 Watt Club) Presented by Sigma Chi. 8 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com EVENTS: Athens Showgirl Cabaret (Go Bar) A unique drag show featuring performances by local drag artists. 10 p.m. $5. 706546-5609 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-6130892 GAMES: Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll Trivia (Jerzee’s Sports Bar) Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. House

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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: Athens Word of Mouth (The Globe) Monthly open poetry reading. Sign up, mouth off, pay attention. New readers always welcome. This month’s featured reader is Chris Mattingly from Louisville, KY. 8 p.m. FREE! www. facebook.com/athenswordofmouth LECTURES & LIT: Open Lecture on Research Publication (Georgia Center for Continuing Education) Josie Dixon, publishing and research training consultant for Lucian Consulting, presents “Academic Publishing in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities in the Humanities.” 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.willson. uga.edu 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: 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 PERFORMANCE: “Little Red” (Morton Theatre) See Tuesday listing for full description Apr. 1–2, 7:30 p.m. $10–15. www.dancefx.org

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Artwork by Leigh Ellis is featured in “Why We Love Birds,” currently on display at the Farmington Depot Gallery through April. Clements and Robert Clements. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com ART: Arts Happy Hour (Hi-Lo Lounge) The Athens Area Arts Council hosts a happy hour for creatives and people who like to hang out with creative types. Bring a friend to mingle, network or simply discuss your craft with others. 5–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensarts.org ART: Museum Mix (Georgia Museum of Art) Enjoy a free latenight art party with a presentation of new designs by the Athens Fashion Collective, refreshments, access to all the galleries and music from DJ Winston Parker. See Art Notes on p. 19. 8:45 p.m.–12:30 a.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.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: One-On-One Computer Tutorial (ACC Library) Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. 9–9:45 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 354 EVENTS: Rock The Garden 2014 (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Rock the Garden begins with a cocktail hour followed by a performance by Randall Bramblett. Food and beverages will be presented by a variety of local restaurants. The evening concludes with a large silent auction featuring original artworks, wine collections, flights and more. Proceeds support the Athens Regional Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the March of Dimes. 6–9:30 p.m. $40–75. www. modathens.org EVENTS: The NotWedding (Foundry Park Inn & Spa) The NotWedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, pretend wedding. Guests are brides- and

grooms-to-be who can talk to wedding vendors in action during a ceremony, dinner and dance party reception. 7–10 p.m. $30. www. thenotwedding.com EVENTS: Make it an Evening: Pablo Ziegler & Lara St. John (Georgia Museum of Art) Enjoy some coffee, dessert and gallery tours at the museum before a performance by violinist Lara St. John, composer-pianist Pablo Ziegler and the Pablo Ziegler Tango Quartet in a tribute to Astor Piazzolla. 6–8 p.m. FREE! $5 (coffee & dessert). www. pac.uga.edu 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: A Night of the Arts (Terrapin Beer Co.) An evening featuring a silent art auction, games, music, brewery tours and beer to benefit Camp Twin Lakes, a network of camps for children living with serious illnesses, disabilities and other challenges. 5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! $10 (tour). www.terrapinbeer. com FILM: Art Interrupted Film Series: The Stranger (Georgia Museum of Art) Directed by Orson Welles and starring Welles, Edward G. Robinson and Loretta Young, this 1946 film noir tells the suspenseful tale of an escaped Nazi war criminal (Welles) posing as a college professor in a small town and the UN War Crimes Commissioner (Robinson) intent on bringing him to justice. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org GAMES: Trivia (El Azteca) Win prizes with host Todd Kelly. Every Thursday. 7:30–9 p.m. FREE! 706549-2639

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 (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: Book Babies (Oconee County Library) Nurture language skills with stories, songs and play time. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-7693950 LECTURES & LIT: Stephen Fraser Lecture (Georgia Museum of Art) Prior to launching Spoonflower, Stephen Fraser worked as a consultant for Internet start-ups and served as marketing director for Lulu.com, a print-on-demand book-publishing company. His lecture is presented in conjunction with the Athens Fashion Collective’s spring showcase. See Art Notes on p. 19. 11 a.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org LECTURES & LIT: VOX Reading Series (Ciné Barcafé) Doren Robbins is a poet, mixed media artist and teacher at Foothill College. Poet Suzanne Gardinier teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. 7 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com LECTURES & LIT: 3rd Annual Donald L. Hollowell Lecture (Georgia Center for Continuing Education) Morris Dees, co-founder and chief trial attorney of the Southern Poverty Law Center, gives a presentation on “With Justice for All in a Changing America.” 7 p.m. FREE! www.ssw.uga.edu LECTURES & LIT: “After Architecture” Lecture (Georgia Museum of Art) This lecture draws upon speaker Jill Stoner’s recent book Toward a Minor Architecture and poses a new approach to the contemporary metropolis, drawing


disciplines of fiction, politics, art and critical theory. 5:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org MEETINGS: Oconee Rivers Audubon Society (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Anna Joy Lehmicke will present “Do Cheaters Always Prosper: The Costs and Benefits of Extra-Pair Paternity in Birds.” 7 p.m. FREE! www.oconeeriversaudubon. org PERFORMANCE: Pablo Ziegler & Lara St. John (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) Violinist Lara St. John, composer-pianist Pablo Ziegler and the Pablo Ziegler Tango Quartet present a tribute to Astor Piazzolla that includes the late Argentine composer’s most popular works as well as Ziegler originals. 8 p.m. $25, 706-542-4400, www.pac.uga.edu THEATRE: An Evening with C.S. Lewis (Morton Theatre) The year is 1963, and famous British author C.S. Lewis is hosting a group of American writers at his home, just outside of Oxford. British actor David Payne delivers a one-man show, sharing the stories of events and people who made Lewis one of the literary giants of the 20th century. See Calendar Pick on p. 19. 7 p.m. $20–40. www.mortontheatre.com THEATRE: Oklahoma! Fundraiser (Athens Community Theater) The Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library host a benefit performance of Town & Gown Players’ production of Oklahoma! 8 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org THEATRE: Dear Edwina (Oconee County Civic Center) The Oconee Youth Playhouse presents a musical comedy about 13-year-old Edwina Spoonapple and her friends from Paw-Paw, MI. Apr. 3–5, 7 p.m. $12–16. www.oypoysp.com/ playhouse

Friday 4 ART: My Athens Preview Benefit Night (Georgia Theatre) The unveiling of the My Athens gallery will kick off a month of events at the Georgia Theatre. View a collection of Instagram photos taken of the Classic City and eat food from local restaurants. Proceeds benefit the Athens-Area Habitat for Humanity. 5:30 p.m. $75. www.myathensis.com ART: BFA Exit Show (Lamar Dodd School of Art) “ar.chi.pel.a.go” features the works of 15 exiting photography students. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu EVENTS: First Friday Hackathon (Four Athens) Work individually or in teams to make something in under four hours. After presentations, everyone votes for their favorite project. 6–10 p.m. FREE! www. hatchathens.com EVENTS: UGA Relay for Life (UGA Intramural Fields) Celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer with an all-night fundraiser. Over 3,000 individuals will walk all night in honor of individuals diagnosed with cancer. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. 7 p.m. $10. www.ugarelay.org EVENTS: 29th Annual Insect Zoo Open House (UGA Miller Plant Sciences) A hands-on event featuring live bug exhibits, roach races, beetle tractor pulls, kids’ crafts, giveaways, snacks made from insects and more. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! entomolo@uga.edu EVENTS: Botanical Garden Friends First Friday (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Gather for a breakfast by Countyside Catering and find out what brings folks to the garden to visit and

volunteer. Occurs the first Friday of every month. Be sure to reserve your space by the Wednesday before the meeting. 9–10:30 a.m. $12. 706542-6138

KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (ACC Library) Join other 11–18 year olds to continue watching Full Metal Alchemist. Drawing supplies and origami paper will be provided. No

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Paintings by Jennifer Clegg are currently on display at the Madison County Library through April. FILM: The Banff Mountain Film Festival (Morton Theatre) A collection of action, environmental and adventure films presented by Half-Moon Outfitters. Proceeds benefit Georgia Conservancy. 7 p.m. $12–15. www.mortontheatre.com KIDSTUFF: Popcorn Theology (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Watch a screening of Jesus Christ, Superstar. Followed by a discussion and activities on social themes presented in the movie. For grades 6–12. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www. uuathensga.org

registration required. This anime film is rated PG-13. 4–6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 PERFORMANCE: Athens Showgirl Cabaret (Little Kings Shuffle Club) A unique drag show featuring performances by local drag artists. 10:30 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/ lkshuffleclub SPORTS: Fuzzy Zoeller Golf Outing (Lane Creek Golf Club, Bishop) Includes golf with Fuzzy and lunch on the course. Followed by a cocktail reception, dinner and meet & greet with Fuzzy at Hershel’s 34

THEATRE: Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. (Saint Joseph Catholic Parish School) Presented by the Saint Joseph Catholic Parish School Drama Club. Proceeds benefit the Saint Joseph School Arts Department. Apr. 4, 7 p.m. & Apr. 5, 3 p.m. $5. www.sjsathens.org THEATRE: Oklahoma! (Athens Community Theater) A familyfriendly musical set in Western Indian territory at the turn of the last century, Oklahoma! centers on the love story between Curly and Laurey. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

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ART: Opening Reception (Mini Gallery) “Follow the White Rabbit” includes bunny-inspired artwork by Ruth Allen, Becky Lovell, Matt Blanks, Michelle Smith, Emily Lyon, Kyungmin Park, Erin Jones Turner, Carrie Jones, Cathy Dailey, Chelsea Lea, Jen Williams, Britton Walters and Tammy Ealom. 6–9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/minigallery ART: Live Glassblowing (Bendzunas Glass, Comer) Live glassblowing demo. 9 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.bendzunasglass.com CLASSES: “Wild Edibles: From Forest to Fork” (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Walk through the trails and learn how to prepare simple yet delicious dishes with foods found in the wild. The course focuses on many spring greens and fresh shoots and teaches about dangerous plants to avoid. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $45. www.botgarden.uga.edu EVENTS: First Saturday Contra Dance (Lay Park) No partner or experience necessary. Wear soft

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THE CALENDAR! sole shoes. Home-baked goods at the break. Live music by Clemson Contra Dance and calling by Deena Kushner. 7:15 p.m. (lesson), 7:30– 10:30 p.m. (dance). $4-8. www. contradanceathens.com EVENTS: Do Tell: Stories Under the Bell Tower (Madison Morgan Cultural Center, Madison) This storytelling festival includes a morning family workshop and an evening performance. Participants and tellers will share a special journey, awakening emotions through tales, legends, folklore and original stories. 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.mmccarts.org EVENTS: International Street Festival (Broad St. & College Ave.) International Student Life at UGA presents a festival showcasing various student groups and community organizations through cultural displays, live music and dance performances. 12–5 p.m. FREE! www. isl.uga.edu EVENTS: Letters for Literacy Scrabble Tournament (ACC Library) Show off your wordsmith skills for a great cause. The AthensClarke Literacy Council works to support and promote adult literacy in Athens. 1–5 p.m. $15. www.athensliteracy.org/scrabble EVENTS: Walk MS (Oconee Veterans Park) Walk MS is a 5K fundraising walk that benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Georgia Chapter. 9 a.m.–12 p.m. www. walkmsgeorgia.org EVENTS: Composting Workday & Workshop (West Broad Market Garden) Learn about composting systems and the market’s community compost drop off site. Bring your gardening clothes and your notebook. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www. athenslandtrust.org EVENTS: Plantapalooza (Various Locations) Trees, shrubs, herbs, perennials and annuals will be on sale at The Trial Gardens at UGA, UGA’s Horticulture Club and at the State Botanical Garden. 8 a.m.–2 p.m. contact@ugatrialgardens.com EVENTS: Cooking for Casa (Milledge Avenue Baptist Church) Proceeds from the cook-off and sale of a cookbook will go toward supporting Casa de Amistad’s education and emergency programs offered to the local under-served Hispanic community. Email to submit a recipe. 1–4 p.m. $5–10. athensamistad@ gmail.com, www.athensamistad.org EVENTS: All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Fundraiser (925 Jones Wood Rd., Monroe) Chow down and meet congressional candidate Mitchell Swan. Titanic historian Helen Benziger, great-granddaughter of the famed Unsinkable Molly Brown, will share stories. Includes a silent auction and live entertainment. RSVP. 3–7 p.m. $50. 770-267-6680, www.swanforamerica.com EVENTS: 17th Annual Old Timey Seed Swap (Grove Creek Farm) A celebration of heirloom seeds and old-time agriculture. Bring heirloom seeds to swap, potluck dishes to share and instruments to jam on. 1–6 p.m. www.grovecreekfarm.org EVENTS: 11th Annual Youth Step Show (The Classic Center) The Athens Alumni National Pan-Hellenic Council presents a competition between local steppers. 5 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20. www.classiccenter.com EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.org

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EVENTS: Athens Hole-A-Thon (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Show off your sack throwing skills in a cornhole tournament to benefit the Georgia Reproductive Justice Access Network. Participants will raise money by asking people to donate in their name. 5 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.georgiarjan.org EVENTS: Bella Notte (Georgia Museum of Art) Join the Collectors for an Italian-themed dinner and silent auction featuring original art, high fashion and items from local businesses. Proceeds support new acquisitions for the museum. 6 p.m. $100 (members), $125 (nonmembers), 706-542-0830 FILM: The Classic City International Film Festival (Morton Theatre) Screenings of The One Who Loves You (10:30 a.m.), Perdition (12:15 p.m.), a short film and music video block (2:15 p.m.), Confessions of a Womanizer (7 p.m.) and Realm of Souls (8:50 p.m.). $10/film, $25/festival pass. www.theclassiccityfilmfest.com FILM: Found Footage Festival (Ciné Barcafé) Nick Prueher (“The Colbert Report”) and Joe Pickett (The Onion) showcase odd and hilarious videos salvaged from thrift stores across America. See story on p. 11. 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. $10. www.foundfootagefest.com GAMES: Internation Tabletop Day (Tyche’s Games) Day-long game demonstrations. 11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-354-4500 KIDSTUFF: Saturday Movies (ACC Library) Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title. 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org LECTURES & LIT: Money Smart Week (ACC Library) Local author and historian Gary Doster presents “Money Talks: A Chronology of the Use of Currency in Georgia.” 3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens SPORTS: Chick-fil-A Connect Inaugural Half Marathon (Downtown Athens) Runners from across the Southeast will stampede across the Classic City dressed as cows. Participants will run for a chance at $8,200 in cash prizes, Chick-fil-A products for a year and the opportunity to meet local celebrities. 7:15 a.m.–1 p.m. www. cfahalf.com THEATRE: The Mountaintop (Seney-Stovall Chapel) See Friday listing for full description Apr. 4–5, 7:30 p.m. & Apr. 6, 2:30 p.m. $5–7. www.facebook.com/ugablacktheatricalensemble THEATRE: Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. (Saint Joseph Catholic Parish School) See Friday listing for full description Apr. 4, 7 p.m. & Apr. 5, 3 p.m. $5. www.sjsathens.org THEATRE: Oklahoma! (Athens Community Theater) See Friday listing for full description Apr. 4–5 & Apr. 10–12, 8 p.m. Apr. 6 & Apr. 13, 2 p.m. $10–18. www.townandgownplayers.org THEATRE: Dear Edwina (Oconee County Civic Center) See Thursday listing for full description Apr. 3–5, 7 p.m. $12–16. www.oypoysp.com/ playhouse

Sunday 6 CLASSES: Glass Fusing Workshop (Good Dirt) Learn the two-step process of fusing layers of colored glass into a flat bowl blank and then slumping it into the shape of a bowl mold in a second firing. Register online. 2–4 p.m. $60. www. gooddirt.net

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EVENTS: Up Country Oyster Roast (High Shoals, GA) Join the Athens Land Trust on the Appalache River in celebrating over 3,000 acres that were protected in 2013. Hear from landowners and others who helped in this effort. RSVP. 4 p.m. $35. 706613-0122, nathan@athenslandtrust. org EVENTS: Agro Cycle Tour (Multiple Locations) This one-day farm tour covers 38 miles by bicycle. Explore organic and certified naturally grown farms including 3 Porch Farm, Hickory Hill Farm and Anderson Farms. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike). 9 a.m.–5 p.m. $68. georgiafoodtours@gmail.com EVENTS: Free IT Athens Computer Drive (Dawg Gone Good BBQ) Free IT Athens and UGA’s Terry College of Business are collecting desktops, laptops, LCD & CRT monitors, printers, computer speakers, keyboards, mice, hard drives, power strips, tools and office supplies. 3–7 p.m. FREE! www. freeitathens.org GAMES: Trivia (Amici) Test your skills. 9 p.m. 706-353-0000 GAMES: Trivia (Buffalo’s Café) “Brewer’s Inquisition,” trivia hosted by Chris Brewer every Sunday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655, www. buffaloscafe.com/athens GAMES: Trivia (The Capital Room) Every Sunday! Hosted by Evan

PERFORMANCE: An Afternoon with Branford Marsalis (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) With a Grammy Award and the honor of being named NEA Jazz Master, Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. See Calendar Pick on p. 19. 3 p.m. $25–45, 706-542-4400, www.pac. uga.edu THEATRE: Oklahoma! (Athens Community Theater) See Friday listing for full description Apr. 4–5 & Apr. 10–12, 8 p.m. Apr. 6 & Apr. 13, 2 p.m. $10–18. www.townandgownplayers.org THEATRE: The Mountaintop (Seney-Stovall Chapel) See Friday listing for full description Apr. 4–5, 7:30 p.m. & Apr. 6, 2:30 p.m. $5–7. www.facebook.com/ugablacktheatricalensemble

Monday 7 EVENTS: AARP Tax Assistance (Oconee County Library) AARP volunteers will assist individuals of all ages with their tax preparation. This free service is provided on a firstcome, first-served basis. 1–4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 EVENTS: Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell (Allgood Lounge) Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else

safety and play adventurous health and wellness games. For ages 6–13. Registration required. 4–5 p.m. $2. 706-613-3602 KIDSTUFF: Teen Advisory Board (Oconee County Library) Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens who gather at the beginning of every month to discuss and plan upcoming events. Creativity and leadership traits are necessary. Ages 11–18. Registration required. 7–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Monday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650 LECTURES & LIT: Visiting Artist: Cassie Meador (Miller Learning Center, Room 214) Ideas for Creative Exploration hosts Cassie Meador, a choreographer, performer and educator who explores environmental issues through dance and community engagement. 4 p.m. FREE! 706-542-7270 LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author: Jim Miles (Oconee County Library) Meet Jim and hear selections from his latest book, Civil War Ghosts of Central Georgia and Savannah. 7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee LECTURES & LIT: Money Smart Week (ACC Library) Author and historian Dr. Michael Gagnon

for spring at the end of the year finale luncheon. 11 a.m.–1 p.m. $25. 706-540-1102, www.womansclub.uga.edu EVENTS: Groundbreaking Ceremony (Whitehead Road Elementary School, 500 Whitehead Rd.) The new elementary school will be a result of multiple design considerations to provide for the next generation of elementary school facilities in the Clarke County School District. 9 a.m. FREE! 706546-7721, ext. 18271 EVENTS: Be Green Fest (Barrow Elementary School) Visit interactive booths set up by local community, government and students groups to learn about aspects of environmental education. 5–7 p.m. FREE! www. smore.com/dphy FILM: Gimme Shelter (Ciné Barcafé) The first screening of Rolling Stones documentary Gimme Shelter will be followed by a reception and book signing with Stanley Booth, author of The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones. The second screening will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A with Booth. See Calendar Pick on p. 19. 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $25. www.athenscine.com FILM: Film Athens Happy Hour (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Hang out with the Film Athens crew and discuss upcoming film events and

presents “Incorporating Business Ventures in Antebellum Athens.” He will also sign copies of his book, Transition to an Industrial South: Athens, 1830–1870. 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens MEETINGS: “Athens Gateways: Unsafe? Unprofitable?” (Ciné Barcafé) The ACC Federation of Neighborhoods hosts a community discussion on plans for improving the safety and economic health of Atlanta Highway and the Lexington corridor. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.accneighborhoods.org

projects. 5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.filmathens.net GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Todd Kelly every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289 GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! Win house cash prizes with host Todd Kelly. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.choochoorestaurants.com GAMES: 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: Entertainment Trivia (Troubadour Bar & Grill) Trivia provided by Dirty South Trivia. Play for house cash prizes. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/troubadourathens1 GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Presented by Dirty South Trivia. Every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0305 KIDSTUFF: Story Time (Oconee County Library) Stories, songs,

The xx plays the Georgia Theatre on Thursday, Apr. 3. Delany. First place wins $50 and second place wins $25. 8 p.m. FREE! www.thecapitalroom.com KIDSTUFF: Kids Exploration Day (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) A kid-centric look at Vespucci’s installation, “INTERIOR/EXTERIOR: Structural Constellations,” followed by an activity that combines art and math. 2:30 p.m. Donations accepted. www. athica.org KIDSTUFF: “Fresh Look” Athens International Film Festival for Children (Ciné Barcafé) “Fresh Look” screens international short films for children. 2–4 p.m. $7.50. www.athensfilms4kids.org PERFORMANCE: Classic City Band (Cedar Shoals High School) Georgia’s oldest continuously-operating community band presents its spring concert, “Spring Romance,” featuring the “Aritiunian Trumpet Concerto,” American Overture for Band by Joseph Willcox Jenkins and Symphony No. 2 by Howard Hanson. 7 p.m. FREE! www.classiccityband.com

has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Every Monday. 6 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.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 KIDSTUFF: Open Chess Play for Teens (ACC Library) Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 10–18. Registration required. 4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706613-3650, ext. 329 KIDSTUFF: World Health Day (Rocksprings Community Center) Make a first aid kit, discuss bike

Tuesday 8 CLASSES: Introduction to Mouse and Keyboard Skills (ACC Library) Call or visit the Reference desk to register. 10–11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650. www.athenslibrary.org EVENTS: University Woman’s Club Spring Fashion Show (Athens Country Club) Chico’s will showcase chic and colorful clothes


movement and crafts for ages 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. FREE! 706-7693950 KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) Children ages 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 are invited to join in an interactive storytime. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706613-3650 LECTURES & LIT: African American Authors Book Club (ACC Library) This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s title is Darius Jones by Mary B. Morrison. Newcomers welcome. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

Wednesday 9 CLASSES: Salsa Dance Classes (The World Famous) Cubanstyle salsa dance classes with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. 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) For anyone 15 years or older. Every Wednesday through Apr. 23. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:25 p.m. $10. 706-613-3589 EVENTS: Silent Auction (TaylorGrady House) The Undocumented Student Alliance at UGA and Casa de Amistad present a silent auction benefiting Freedom University Georgia. The event also includes live music, food and a performance by a local folk dance group. 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8. www.freedomuniversitygeorgia.com EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Athens City Hall) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.org EVENTS: Boybutante Bingo Night (The Melting Point) The Boybutante AIDS Foundation kicks of Ball Week with a fundraiser to benefit programs that provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Win prizes from hosts Sophia LoRent and Clittoris Jackson. 8 p.m. www.boybutante.org FILM: Who Cares About Kelsey? (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) This documentary film follows the life of Kelsey Carroll, a high school student diagnosed with ADHD who also carries the emotional scars of homelessness and abuse, as well as the innovative education that changed her life. Followed by a Q&A with representatives from the UGA School of Counseling Program, UGA College of Education, Rutland Academy, The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Advocacy Center and other programs. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com GAMES: Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll Trivia (Jerzeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Bar) Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. House cash prizes. 10 p.m. FREE! www. jerzeessportsbar.com GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Trivia (Willyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (Oconee County Library) Watch some anime and manga, listen to J-Pop music, eat Japanese snacks and share fan art. Ages 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Transportation Storytime (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Zoom through

songs and dances, read stories about things that roll, float and fly, and make a transportation-themed craft. For ages 5 & under. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/ madison LECTURES & LIT: Money Smart Week (ACC Library) Gary Tapp of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta will lead a workshop on preparing for retirement. 4 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/athens LECTURES & LIT: Money Smart Week (ACC Library) Peter Hodgson discusses the history and legacy of the First National Bank of Athens, the influence of the Southern Mutual Insurance Company and family relationships that have influenced local investing in his talk â&#x20AC;&#x153;How Did We Get This Way?â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/athens LECTURES & LIT: Edith House Lecture (UGA School of Law) The Women Law Studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association presents The Home Depot executive Teresa Wynn Roseborough as the 32nd Edith House lecturer. Roseborough is the retail giantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. 9 a.m. FREE! www.law.uga.edu SPORTS: UGA Hockey (The Classic Center) The UGA Ice Dogs play Georgia Tech in the first-ever hockey game at The Classic Center. 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.ugahockey. com

LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 1 Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com EMOTRON One-man musical group influenced by Atom and his Package and GG Allin. RAT BABIES Local heavy metal duo. THE FUNERAL AND THE TWILIGHT â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dark, negative rockâ&#x20AC;? trio from Minneapolis. PRIDE THE LYCAN Local musicial Lon Martin manipulates sound with samplers, synths and guitars. MR. BLANKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WEIRD AND WANDERING SIDESHOW Traveling, music-based Vaudevillian act featuring Mux Blank (Rat Babies). 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. 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. 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. 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 Latinjazz group Grogus and dub-reggae ensemble DubConscious team up. Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s showcase of singersongwriter talent, featuring Chris Weinholz and Lauren St. Jane.

Wednesday 2 Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com GRANT COWAN Up-and-coming local songwriter. JULIE HOLMES Local singersongwriter. IAN ARMSTRONG No info available. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com THE WORKING EFFECTIVE Brooklyn, NY-based Americana quintet. BEN EPPARD Charlottesville, VA-based singer-songwriter. SENORITAWESOME Folky, acoustic love songs from this Atlanta based musician. 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 GIBBZ Collaboration between singer Mike Gibney and producer Branx. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 RITVALS Loud, 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. SAD DADS This sort-of supergroup of unaccomplished townies shares sad and goofy DIY songs influenced by Pavement and Captain Beefheart. DJS SAMFORD & SON Two local musicians spin a set of tunes. 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. Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! The Melting Point 6 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens. com RACHEL Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;NEAL Local acoustic singer-songwriter that deftly navigates her varied influences, including indie rock, jazz and Americana. New Earth Athens Doggy Happy Hour. 6 p.m. $5 ($10 per family). www.newearthmusichall.com KEN WILL MORTON With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton trudges through Americanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roots with rock and roll swagger and a folksingerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart. SLADE BAIRD Lead singer of Charlotte, NC band Amigo performs a solo set. 9 p.m. FREE! www.newearthmusichall. com ELEMENTS A weekly dance night with drink specials and DJs.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 THE MOBROS Vintage-sounding mix of blues, soul, funk and Latin music from Camden, SC. See Calendar Pick on p. 16. The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

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Four Brothers Sports Tavern Acoustic Thursdays. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.4brotherstavern.com CALEB KEITH Local singer-songwriter performs an acoustic set. Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.georgiatheatre.com THE XX Buzzed-about British band playing moody, minimalist indie rock. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. Fredâ&#x20AC;? Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Green Room 10 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com WILLIE WATSON Americana/folk singer-songwriter. THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic sister duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing k continued on next page

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THE CALENDAR! original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Sly and the Family Stone, Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic and more. Max 9 p.m. $2 (21+), $5 (18–20). 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. This week’s special guest is DJ Shock to the System. New Earth Athens 7 p.m. $5. www.newearthmusichall. com EDDIE AND THE PUBLIC SPEAKERS Local power trio delivers an energetic show with a hardhitting rhythm section, funky riffs and soaring guitar solos filled with catchy hooks and harmonies. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 TREEHOUSE Sublime-inspired band from South Carolina. State Botanical Garden of Georgia Rock the Garden March of Dimes Benefit. 6:30 p.m. $40 ($75/couple). www.modathens.com RANDALL BRAMBLETT Longtime Athenian Randall Bramblett presents a simplified slab of Southern music. Either blowing the sax or delivering his gruff ‘n’ grumbly vocals, Bramblett can toss out direct, Southern R&B kickers. MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies. Troubadour Bar & Grill 8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8188 KARAOKE Sing your heart out, every Thursday! Walker’s Coffee & Pub 9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1433 KARAOKE Every Thursday!

Friday 4 Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com BURNS LIKE FIRE Stewed, screwed and tattooed punk rock band from Athens. ANCHOR BENDS Hi-fi Americana rock from ATL featuring ex-members of Leatherface. THE SWANK A local blend of rock and hip-hop. HANDSOME SCOUNDRELS Gritty punk rock out of Alabama. PANIC MANOR Pop rock with a dash of emo influenced by bands of the early 2000s. Cutters Pub 10 p.m. 706 353-9800 DJ MOB KNARLY Local DJ spins a set of party tunes. DEAD NATION HEROES Electronic music group from Atlanta. FLASHBOMB Local artist spinning EDM, trap and dubstep Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com UBL No info available.

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JINX REMOVER Formerly known as Close Talker, this local band plays driving, melodic indie rock. OTTERCAKES Solo project (sometimes featuring special guests) of singer-songwriter Jimi Davidson (Space Parade). 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com COLE TAYLOR Rising Nashvillebased country singer. JON LANGSTON Georgia-based country songwriter influenced by Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson Tim Mcgraw, Guns N’ Roses, Staind and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

New Earth Athens 5:30 p.m. $5. www.newearthmusichall. com COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you’ve never heard before. GRO/CONSCIOUS Members of local Latin-jazz group Grogus and dubreggae ensemble DubConscious team up. Nowhere Bar 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 SUPATIGHT Funk band from Boone, North Carolina. The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840 REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old

into more experimental territory of late. See story on p. 14. FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths. GRANT EVANS Evans uses tape loops and electronics to create expansive, rumbling soundscapes. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $3. www.flickertheatreandbar. com CB CLAMPS New local band fronted by Colby Carter (Mouser). LIVE TRANSMISSION Local Joy Division cover band featuring members of Harsh Words and Ottercakes. ITCHY ON THE FENCE “Hobobusker” trio that travels the country

Green Room 10 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com VELVETEEN PINK This quartet of funksters (including DJ Alfredo of Immuzikation) plays electrobased, groove-laden, upbeat stuff in the Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jamiroquai style. RV3 Atlanta soul/R&B songstress performs with her stripped-down trio. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 7 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com MICHAEL BOWMAN Local altcountry/blues singer-songwriter Michael Bowman, originally from Harrisonburg, VA. FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that

Troubadour Bar & Grill 8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8188 JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp.

Sunday 6 Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com DREW DAVIS Young singersongwriter playing heartfelt original music in the style of Fiona Apple and Eva Cassidy. WALDEN Local band that plays indiefolk music. REBECCA REGO AND THE TRAINMEN Americana band from Illinois.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com RADIOLUCENT Popular local band falling somewhere between bluesy Southern rock and the poppier side of alt-country. THE WHISKEY GENTRY Toe-tapping country and bluegrass band out of Atlanta. THE DEFIBULATORS Described alternately as “Hee-Haw on mescaline” and “CBGB-meets-Grand Ole Opry,” The Defibulators are a New York City country band. On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL Infectious singalong choruses are the signature of this poppy Americana act. Recommended for fans of The Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show. Go Bar Take Back the Night Benefit. 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 MINOR WILEY Atlanta-based indie rock trio. FULL NET Pop-punk band from Atlanta. THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic sister duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor. DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves. Green Room 10 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com BOOMFOX Local rock band formerly known as The Sunlight Alchemists that describes itself as “Adele meets Stone Temple Pilots.” Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll. Their energetic live show has warmed the stage for such bands as R.E.M., Cheap Trick and The Ramones. THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southerninspired rock tunes. Max 10 p.m. 706-254-3392 NATE & THE NIGHTMARES Local garage-punk band fronted by Cars Can Be Blue’s Nate Mitchell and featuring local band Free Associates. The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com FAMILY AND FRIENDS Buzzworthy local folk-rock act featuring double percussion and anthemic vocals. TEDO STONE Rootsy Atlanta-based Americana band with a touch of psychedelic fuzziness. NEW WIVES Charming Athens indie rockers inspired by groups like Modest Mouse and Cursive.

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Umphrey’s McGee plays the Georgia Theatre on Tuesday, Apr. 8. stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Troubadour Bar & Grill 8 p.m. FREE! 706-906-7760 TONGUE AND GROOVE Local acoustic-flavored classic rock band. AMY MOON Local singer-songwriter. VFW 8 p.m. 706-543-5940 RAMBLIN’ COUNTRY BAND Georgia-based traditional country band.

Saturday 5 Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic sister duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor. (8 a.m.) ARTIE BALL SWING BAND Swing, blues, boogie and dixieland with all the camp and candor of the glory days of the ‘30s and ‘40s. (10 a.m.) Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com DON CHAMBERS Athens-based singer-songwriter who has delved

playing street corners and rock clubs. HEARTS ON FIRE Tribute to Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris. 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. FREE! www.40watt.com BUREN FOWLER TRIBUTE Musicians and friends gather to honor the life of former Drivin’ N Cryin’ guitarist Buren Fowler. Performing are Drivin’ N Cryin’, The Rattlers, Warner Hodges and more. See story on p. 17. Four Brothers Sports Tavern 5 p.m. FREE! www.4brotherstavern.com HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as “a little bit of Hank, a little bit of Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock.” Fans of bands like the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd can’t go wrong here. Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com DREW HOLCOMB AND THE NEIGHBORS Popular Americana band from Nashville. JUDAH & THE LION Nashville-based Americana/folk band featuring fresh musicianship and vocal harmonies. 11 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com CONSPIRATOR Dance-rock outfit featuring members of Disco Biscuits. MODERN MEASURE Electro duo from Atlanta.

accents his simple, plucked country songs. ANTHONY LADESICH Artist from Kansas City, MO and former frontman for Pendergast. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 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. New Earth Athens 6 p.m. $5. www.newearthmusichall. com DANGERMUFFIN South Carolina trio that shifts between Southern rock, beach grooves and Americana. UNDERHILL ROSE Female trio from Asheville, NC that performs heartfelt country-soul music. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter. The Office Lounge 5th Anniversary Party. 6 p.m. 706546-0840 OVERNIGHT SENSATION Watch as members from XXX Hardrive and the Lefty Williams Band take your favorite songs from the ‘60s,’70s,’80s and ‘90s and see just how far over the cliff they can be thrown.

The Melting Point 6 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www. meltingpointathens.com THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR WXAG radio DJ Dwain Segar curates a night of smooth jazz, featuring two sets from Atlanta’s John Dunn and The Jazzman Band and poetry by Hazel Roach. Pizza Hut 8–10 p.m. FREE! www.kevincodymusic.com (Baxter Street location) KARAOKE Choose from over 13,000 songs with host Kevin Cody. Every Sunday. The World Famous 9 p.m. $5. www.theworldfamousathens. com SHAVED CHRIST Local punk band featuring members of American Cheeseburger, Witches, Dark Meat and Hot New Mexicans. RAPTUROUS GRIEF Atlanta-based aggressive fastcore featuring metal riffage and lyrics sung in Spanish. MERCENARY Atlanta-based hardcore band featuring former members of Bukkake Boys.

Monday 7 Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com B.E. GODFREY After many years of contributing songs to the monstrous


Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 GOPEN MIC NIGHT Every Monday, show off your skills. Organizers welcome “singers, writers, films, jokers, weirdoes, players, magic, noodlers, doodlers, idea guys, fake TED talkers” and more.

Little Kings Shuffle Club Cine Benefit. 10 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE Following the screening of Gimme Shelter at Cine, local bands play the music of the Stones. Featuring Dave Marr, Patterson Hood, Don Chambers, Thayer Sarrano, Paul McHugh, T. Hardy Morris and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this popular open mic night every Monday.

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5. www. meltingpointathens.com MATUTO New York-based band that features authentic Brazilian instrumentation. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C (frontman for Big C and the Ringers). Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

New Earth Athens Project Safe Benefit. 8 p.m. www.newearthmusichall.com CARL LINDBERG / GRO/ CONSCIOUS See Tuesday’s listing for full description

dark folk miscreation listenlisten, Ben Godfrey has branched off into a more careful calculated sound.

The World Famous Experimental Mondays. 8 p.m. www. theworldfamousathens.com FREEHAND Charlie Key and John Fernandes team up for an improvheavy set. KUSA 87 Local experimental band featuring members of RITVALS and Magd. IMPERCEIVABLE SHIFTS Experimental solo project of Reptar’s William Kennedy.

Tuesday 8 Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com WILEY EYES Local rock band. PLAGUE OF PILGRIMS Atlanta band composed of former members of The Brightside Suicides. PARTIAL CINEMA Formally known as Talkingto, this local group takes influences from funk, indie, dance and classical music to inspire fits of dancing, vibing and grooving. BAXTER AND THE BASICS Local folk-inspired indie rock band that borrows from the fuzz of ‘90s alternative. Cutters Pub 10 p.m. 706-353-9800 DJ MOB KNARLY Local DJ spins a set of your favorite party tunes every Tuesday. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.georgiatheatre. com. UMPHREY’S MCGEE Progressiveminded jam band known for its improvisational skills. On the Rooftop. 11:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com LAZY LOCOMOTIVE Local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice Box and High Strung String Band. Green Room 11 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens. com HIGHER LEARNING Combines “a sonic palette of rock, electronica, jazz, hip-hop, ambient and world music.” Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. 706-850-8561 CHESTER ENDERSBY GWAZDA Baltimore, MD-based singer-songwriter associated with Dan Deacon’s Wham City collective. LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by Christian DeRoeck, formerly of Woods, playing garage rock with country and pop sensibilities.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Fester Hagood hosts this weekly series showcasing a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

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Wednesday 9 Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com YO MAMA’S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND Funky, hard-hitting collective from Asheville, NC. CONSIDER THE SOURCE New York trio who describe themselves as “sci-fi Middle Eastern funk.”

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Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 RITVALS Loud, rumbling junk-rock band with a bad attitude and a retooled lineup. SHEPHERDS Grungey, lo-fi Atlanta band playing upbeat rock tunes. BAD NUDES Benjamin Taylor performing “three songs of tech-yes and bass picks-ups, no drops.”

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Green Room 9 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door). www. greenroomathens.com WILLIAM TYLER A Nashville musician who has performed with Lambchop and Silver Jews, Tyler’s solo work combines intricate, Appalachian guitar arrangements with drone and ambient noise.

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Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 KARAOKE WITH THE KING See Wednesday’s listing for full description Little Kings Shuffle Club 6 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub DJ JACK JIGGLES Popular local DJ spins a set of party tunes. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 JIVE MOTHER MARY Rollicking Southern rock band from Burlington, NC. The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Porterhouse Grill 7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT Join Nicholas Wiles, Drew Hart and Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

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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. Electricity available upon request. Must provide own tables. Fest on May 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $50 (one day), $75 (both days). 706-202-9169, www. athenshumanrightsfest.org

Aikido Beginnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Weekend (Thrive) Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed for practitioners to use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury. Apr. 5, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. & Apr. 6, 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $70. www.aikidocenterof athens.com Beginnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sewing Course (Community) This four-week course covers how to thread and use a machine and how to make a simple shirt using a pattern. Registration required. Wednesdays, Apr. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;23, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $80. 706-316-2067, www.shopcommunityathens.com Bikram Hot Yoga (Bikram Yoga Athens) Classes in hot yoga are offered seven days a week. Beginners welcome. www.bikram athens.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

AUDITIONS 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

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 and Middle Eastern drumming. 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. Every Wednesday, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. 706-613-1143, www.healingarts centre.net Mac Workshops (PeachMac) Frequent introductionary courses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intro to iPad.â&#x20AC;? 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;? Apr. 14, Apr. 28. FREE! 706-208-9990, www. peachmac.com/workshops Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workshop (Athens Regional Medical Center) Guided instruction in meditation, body-scan yoga and more. Mondays Apr. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;28, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $75. 706-4757330, www.armc.org/mbi

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Mindfulness and Meditation Immersion Weekend (Thrive) This retreat includes meditation instruction, movement exercises and contemplation. Apr. 11, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. Apr. 12, 10:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. & Apr. 13, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. $120. 706-8502000, www.thrivespace.net 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, 11 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 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. www.double dutchpress.com Yoga (Mama Birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Granola) With instructor Moira. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7/class. www.mamabirds granola.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 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

HELP OUT American Veterans (Athens, GA) Drive VA furnished vehicles to transport vets living with disabilities to local clinics and Augusta hospitals. 706-202-0587 HandsOn Northeast Georgia (Athens, GA) Over 130 local agencies seek volunteers for ongoing projects and special short-term events. Visit the website for a calendar and to register. www.handson northeastgeorgia.com

KIDSTUFF ACC Summer Camps (Various Locations) Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services offers camps in theater performance, gymnastics, tennis, British soccer, cheerleading, skating, art, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zoo Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Healthy Matters Summer Day Campâ&#x20AC;? and more. Visit website for dates and details. 706-613-3589, www.athens clarkecounty.com/camps Canopy Spring Break Mini Camp (Canopy Studio) Learn the basics of trapeze. For ages 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;17.

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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) 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

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hydrangaedâ&#x20AC;? by Ruth Allen is featured in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Follow the White Rabbit,â&#x20AC;? a new group show of bunny-inspired works by 13 artists at the Mini Gallery, 261 W. Washington St. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Apr. 5 from 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m.

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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 Domestic Violence Support Group (Athens, GA) Support and dinner for survivors of domestic violence. Tuesdays, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., in Clarke County. First and third Mondays, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., in Madison County. Child care provided. 706-543-3331 (hotline), 706-613-3357, ext. 771

Project Safe Emotional Abuse Support Group (Athens, GA) Demeaning behavior and hateful words can be just as harmful as punches and kicks. Child care provided. Call for location. Every Wednesday, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-3331 (hotline), 706-613-3357, ext. 771 Reiki (Athens Regional Medical Center, Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support) Experience the healing energy of Reiki, an ancient form of healing touch used for stress reduction and relaxation. For cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Call for an appointment. Individual sessions held every Wednesday, 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. FREE! 706-475-4900

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 Apr. 3. â&#x20AC;˘ Photography by Ryan Myers. Through April. 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. BIG CITY BREAD (393 N. Finley St.) Photography by James Calemine. Through April. CINĂ&#x2030; BARCAFĂ&#x2030; (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Artwork by Claire Clements and Robert Clements. Opening reception Apr. 3. Through May 6. 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. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Mixed media works by Greg Harmon. Opening Apr. 6. Through April. 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 the works of Leigh Ellis and Peter Loose. Through April. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) 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 Apr. 8. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) 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

ON THE STREET 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. sprocketsmusicvideo festival.com Ukulele Rentals (ACC Library) Patrons can now check out free ukuleles and chord books for two weeks at a time as part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make Music at Your Libraryâ&#x20AC;? program. www. athenslibrary.org/athens f

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Machine Drawingâ&#x20AC;? will create itself over the course of six months. Through Sept. 21. THE GEORGIA THEATRE (215 N. Lumpkin St.) Photography by Michelle Norris. Closing reception Apr. 2. â&#x20AC;˘ My Athens presents a gallery full of Instagram photos taken of the Classic City. Preview night Apr. 4. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Works by Ansley Sproull. Through Apr. 19. HEIRLOOM CAFE AND FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Works by local quilt maker Sarah Hubbard. Through April. HENDERSHOTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Paintings by Lizzy Mettler. Through April. HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) Mixed media paintings and drawings by Liza Dorsey. Closing reception Apr. 2. JITTERY JOEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EASTSIDE (1860 Barnett Shoals Rd.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leftover Wrestlers and Other Old Paintingsâ&#x20AC;? by Dan Smith. Through April. JITTERY JOEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FIVE POINTS (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) Lino prints on paper by RenĂŠ Shoemaker. Through April. 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.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;BFA Exit I.â&#x20AC;? Opening reception Apr. 4. Through Apr. 11. 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.) Mixed media works by Lauren Williamson. Through April. MINI GALLERY (261 W. Washington St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Follow the White Rabbitâ&#x20AC;? features bunny-inspired works by 13 artists. Opening reception Apr. 5. Through June 5. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) A mural by the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation. Through April. 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. THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) Paintings by Yvonne Studevan. Through mid-April. TECH STOP COMPUTERS (3690 Atlanta Hwy.) Abstract acrylic paintings and works made from reused and found materials by Frances Jemini. Through July. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) The Athens Plein Aire Artists draw inspiration from landscapes, woods and meadows to create paintings, photographs and sculptures. Through May. VIVA! ARGENTINE CUISINE (247 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Rita Rogers Marks and Amanda Stevens. WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rust in Peace,â&#x20AC;? works tie-dyed with rust by Bill Heady. THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Whimsical character illustrations by Leslie Dallion. 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.

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

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

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.

Commercial Property 4000 sf. building for rent. Walking distance to Dwntn. Many allowed uses. Multiple BAs, offices & a kitchen. Avail. now! $1500/mo. Tom Ellis, (706) 540-2432. 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

Condos for Rent Beautiful 2BR/2.5BA condo. Quiet neighborhood w/ lots of green space and river walk. Large LR, kitchen, BRs and BAs. DW, CHAC, W/D hookup. Half off first monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rent with year lease. $650-800/mo. Pets ok w/ deposit. Call (706) 2029905

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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. 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 Gaye at (706) 207-7756.

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.

2BR/1BA house tucked in the woods 5 mi. north of Dwntn. W/D, CHAC. Avail. May 1. Good closets, fenced yd., and yard care included. $540/mo. w/ sec. dep. (706) 424-1571.

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) 3191846.

3BR/2BA brick w/ carport on 1 acre private lot. $900/mo. Fenced yd. W/D connections, all HWflrs. Perfect for pets, parties, garden. Avail. Aug. 1. (706) 540-2432.

Boulevard Area. 686 1/2 Barber St. 4BR/3BA, HWflrs., screened porch, W/D, DW. Large house $1295/mo. Avail. Aug. Some pets ok w/ fee. Lease, deposit, references required. Call (706) 540-4752

3 or 4BR/3BA house w/ HWflrs. lg. front porch. Big yd. and deck. W/D, DW, all electric. Dogs okay. Near Waffle House. $1150/mo. 136 Grove Street. Boulevard Property Management (706) 5489797 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, $1200/mo. Call McWaters Realty, (706) 353-2700, (706) 540-1529.

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Large 3,000 sf. townhome available for Fall 2014. 3-5BR/4BA, $1300/mo. W/D, trash & pest control included, pet friendly. (706) 395-1400 Pre-lease for Fall! Take $1000 off Aug. rent. Beautiful 5BR/3BA home on S. Milledge Ave. Close to UGA & 5 Pts. HWflrs., large kitchen, large BRs w/ lots of closet space, central HVAC, deck, sunroom, W/D incl. Huge lot w/ lots of parking. Perfect for those football weekends. $2000/mo. Call (706) 2029905 for more info or to make an appt. to view the property. Pre-leasing 1 & 2BR houses available August in the best neighborhood in town. $695â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1150/mo. (706) 5489797. www.boulevard propertymanagement.com Room for rent. $385/mo., $200 dep., 1/2 utils. Furnished, W/D, carpor t, deck, private BA, no pets. Avail. April 1. Near GA Square Mall. (706) 247-6954. Westside 3BR/1.5BA. 5 min. t o G A s q u a re m a l l , A t h e n s Church and Loop. CHAC. $700/mo. Avail. April 1. Call (706) 354-2176.

Parking & Storage Parking places for rent across from UGA. $30/mo. (706) 3544261

Rooms for Rent $450 includes utilities. Avail. now! Close to campus & Dwntwn. On bus line. W/D, covered deck rhodesdrivehouse@gmail.com Dashiell Cottages. Aspiring National Park Service. Wildlife o b s e r v a t i o n , e n v i ro n m e n t a l conservation proper ty. Near university. All amenities, all private entrances. Move in $85/ wk. (706) 850-0491.

Instruction Athens School of Music. Instruction in guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice, brass, woodwinds, strings, banjo, mandolin, fiddle & more. From beginner to expert. Instrument re p a i r s a v a i l . Vi s i t w w w. AthensSchoolofMusic.com, (706) 543-5800.

Music Services Fret Shop. Professional guitar repairs & modifications, setups, electronics, precision fretwork. Previous clients incl. R.E.M., Widespread Panic, Cracker, Bob Mould, John Berry, Abbey Road Live!, Squat. (706) 549-1567. We d d i n g b a n d s . Quality, professional bands. Weddings, parties. Rock, jazz, etc. Call Classic City Enter tainment. ( 7 0 6 ) 5 4 9 - 1 5 6 7 . w w w. classiccityentertainment.com. Featuring The Magictones - Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; premiere wedding & party band. www.themagictones. com.

Services Child Care A trustworthy and experienced Housekeeper/ Nanny is needed to work and take care of an 8 yr. old boy. Pay is $18/hr. and resumes should be sent to mark@eventwonders.com.

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Archipelago Antiques 24 years of antique and retro art, furnishings, religiosa and unique, decorative treasures of the past. 1676 S. Lumpkin St. (706) 3544297.

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Call center representative. Join established Athens company calling CEOs & CFOs of major corporations generating sales leads for tech companies. $9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11/ hr. BOS Staffing, www.bosstaff. com, (706) 353-3030 Etienne Brasserie & La Dolce Vita seeking full time experienced line cooks. Daytime, nighttime and weekend availability a must. Minimum 5 years experience required. Apply in person between 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. Bring updated resume with references. Foundry Park Inn is seeking a H o u s e k e e p i n g M a n a g e r. Minimum 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 years branded hotel housekeeping experience. Open availability. Apply online at www.foundr yparkinn.com/ careers. No phone calls please. Line/Prep Cooks Needed. The Georgia Center has several positions available 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;40 hrs./ week. Pay DOE/Minimum 3 years in full service restaurant. Email resumes to robh@uga. edu. Melting Point: Seeking experienced line cook. Online a p p l i c a t i o n s o n l y. P a s s background screening, preemployment drug testing and eligibility to work in the US. Visit www.foundryparkinn.com/ careers for application. Spa at Foundry Park Inn: Seeking experienced Spa Receptionist Online applications only. Go to www. foundryparkinn.com/careers for application.

Internships D o y o u h a v e a B a c h e l o r â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree? Would you like to teach English in Japan? Hello!s Associates in recruiting teachers for the 2015 school year. What: Information session for Hello!s Associates English teaching position. When: Sunday, April 27, 2014. Where: UGA Campus, Aderhold Hall, Room 114. Contact: Kyle Lovinggood, kylelovinggood@hellos-english. com

Models, musicians, fashion Designers, MUAs & hairstylists needed for several upcoming events. For more info (678) 835-8497 email bio to jasminejohnsonedu@gmail.com Outgoing personality? Interested in sales? Contact Bo Smith at Aflac. 367 Prince Ave. Ste. 3. Email vance_smith@us.aflac.com

Part-time Get paid to type! SBSA is a financial transcription company offering PT positions. Create your own schedule. Competitive production-based pay. Close to campus! Must be able to touch-type 65 wpm & have excellent English grammar/ comprehension skills. Visit our website to apply: www.sbsgrp. com. Maintanence person needed for small motel. Flexible hours, stable employment. Excellent hourly rate. Some experience needed. Call (706) 340-1350. Marker Seven Coastal Grill: Accepting applications front and back of house, restaurant e x p e r i e n c e re q u i re d . 1 1 9 5 Milledge Ave. Modern Age is hiring again! PT/FT positions avail. Bring resumes into Modern Age. No phone calls. PT Choir Director position available immediately at Princeton United Methodist C h u r c h , A t h e n s , G A . To l e a r n m o re v i s i t w w w. princetonumcathensga.org. Email resumes to resumes@ princetonumcathensga.org UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Georgia Center is hiring banquet servers. Multiple shifts avail. starting at 6 a.m. Free meal w/ each shift. Email resumes to kcona@uga.edu.

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At the risk of sounding unromantic, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll again mention the wedding industrial complex. This machine spends a lot of time, effort and money telling people what weddings must include: bachelor and bachelorette parties, showers, etc. To justify all the attendant hoopla, weddings themselves are framed as The Biggest Event of Anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life. This tends to skew the perspective of the people at the center of the vortexâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the bride and groom. All that to say your friend has lost sight of the fact that other people have lives and events of their own. I think he can be forgiven for this, because there are such powerful forces encouraging him to think in such a self-centered way right now, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re absolutely right not to get sucked into it. Tell him you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t plan or attend a bachelor party on his intended date. If you really are willing to do the planning for a party on another date, offer some other weekends that would be good for you. Those other dates might not work for him, or you might not really be willing or able to do the planning. In that case, you can say something like, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want you to have an awesome bachelor party and with my wedding coming up, I know I just wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the time to do it justice. Sorry I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be more involved.â&#x20AC;?

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One thing youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing exactly right is being deliberate and thinking strategically about your dating life. Sometimes people think that love and relationships fall outside the bounds of planning and our control. In many ways they do, but there are things you can do to put yourself in the right position to meet someone. It sounds like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re already doing that. I have a few words of general advice and caution. First, since you are looking for a long-term partner, not just someone to have fun with right now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to be ruthless (in your decision-making, not with the other person) about ending relationI do not like my sister-in-law. Apart from ships that arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t right. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be open to being a prematurely gray cat lady with an the right relationship if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re preoccupied insincere and annoying laugh, I think she is with the wrong one. If you find yourself Please send your questions to a lazy, selfish gold-digger with no maternal unhappy or generally unsatisfied with the advice@flagpole.com or instincts, and I worry that my brother will relationship, remember that it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matflagpole.com/getadvice be the one doing everythingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and I mean ter how great he is or why the relationship everythingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in their relationship. But she isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t working, it just matters that it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. appears to make him happy, so I have come to terms with the Give each guy and each relationship time to develop, but end fact that she is here to stay. However, friends frequently ask if things if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the right person for you. Your hope and I like my sister-in-law, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not very good at lying. I usually intention is to find someone to be with long-term. say something vague (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice enough.â&#x20AC;?), which leads to You mention â&#x20AC;&#x153;the oneâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;the bestâ&#x20AC;? a few times, which more questions about why I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like her, which leads to me makes me think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re chasing something that might not be rattling off all the things I dislike about her. Do you have any the prize youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re expecting. I think the single most important thoughts on how I should handle this question in the future to thing for long-term happiness in a relationship is to find someavoid bad-mouthing my sister-in-law all over town? one you like. You might not love this person at first. You might Catty not feel unbelievable chemistry. But if you like spending time with this person and talking with him (about matters serious Catty, your complaints about your sister-in-law are so ugly and trivial) and generally being around him, then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve found that I debated whether to run your letter. It seemed as though a good match. When I look back at my own dating life, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m you might be looking for an opportunity to take a swipe at her consistently surprised at what a small percentage of my previin a public way, rather than looking for actual advice on how ous boyfriends I actually liked. to keep the peace in your relationship. So, know that when Lastly, the timing. Each situation will be different, and you you talk about her the way you did above, you come across as will have to pay attention to find the right time to mention hateful and petty. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a terrible person because she has gray that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still seeing other people. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t imagine a situhair? You need to avoid talking about her in a bad way if for ation in which youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have to mention it on date one, unless no reason other than to protect your own reputation. he proposed marriage. You have to read him a little bitâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;is he People will continue to ask you about her, so you need to wanting to see you often? Being in touch all the time? Those find a positive, honest reply that you can deliver convincingly. things suggest heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expecting exclusivity. When you see those Something like, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not close, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very happy that my signals, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for you to make it clear that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still seebrotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happy.â&#x20AC;? Practice saying it until you can deliver it ing other people. On the other hand, if you meet someone and without grimacing or otherwise implying that you actively disgo out with him every other weekend, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty fair to assume like her. heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seeing other people in the interim. If you find yourself in Your tone, demeanor and response to people who ask the middle ground, then I think date four or five is about right about her will either invite or discourage further questions to have the conversation. If you pay attention and reflect just about your feelings towards her. Until now, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been invita littleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t agonizeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;on whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening in the relationing people to ask what you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like about her. Then, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ship, it will be clear when to have that conversation. responded enthusiastically by â&#x20AC;&#x153;rattling off all the thingsâ&#x20AC;? you dislike. 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