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Boybutante Drags Up Hijinks And Money for AIDS Athens  p. 8

Beer Diploma?

Though We’ve Got The Breweries, Auburn’s Got the Degree Program p. 11

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Vic Chesnutt’s Canadian Collaborators Are More Punk Than Post p. 15

Pet Chiropractor p. 10 · Summer Camps p. 14 · Tedeschi/Trucks p. 18 · Southworks p. 21

Thinc. Week 2014 A celebration of entrepreneurial spirit at the

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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

Tuesday 04.15

Monday 04.14

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

Wednesday 04.16

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.

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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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Art, OK!, Ethics & Harold Harold Update Everybody’s favorite saxophone-playing CPA Harold Williams has returned to Shepherd Center in Atlanta to get himself built back up after losing 40 pounds as a result of a kidney infection. While he was sick with the infection, Harold missed a lot of physical therapy, so the conclusion was that he should go back to Shepherd and get a fresh start. Just in case you don’t know by now, last fall Harold had a freak accident in his office that broke his neck and paralyzed him. After several months at Shepherd, during which he made friends with all the staff and all the other patients, Harold came home just before Christmas. Through all this trauma, he has remained his caring, wisecracking, upbeat self, just as he was on the telephone the day before he went back to Shepherd. It is perhaps appropriate that you are reading this right at the income-tax deadline, for that’s the time (except for us procrastinators) when everybody turned to Harold for help. Of course, as we have all learned over the years, his firm, Williams and Guined, has a super staff of highly capable folks who have taken up the slack caused by Harold’s injury. Here’s hoping it won’t be long before Harold can at least put in some time enjoying visiting with clients at W&G, while other people do the work. Meanwhile, friends of Harold Williams are holding a golf tournament May 5 at the UGA course to raise money to help buy Harold a van, so he can get around. You can sign up by calling Charlie Maddox at 706-340-4321 before Apr. 25. You know how much Harold enjoys hearing from you. So, send him a card: Harold Williams, Room #418, Shepherd Center, 2020 Peachtree Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-1465.

That’s OK! Do yourself a favor, and go see Town & Gown Players’ Oklahoma! during its final run Thursday through Sunday this week. You’ve heard the music all your life, and it’s just pure pleasure to sit back and watch it sung and played and danced right in front of you by real, live singing and dancing actors, accompanied by a tight, peppy band right there on the stage. The plot is ridiculous, but who cares? It’s just a loose framework for the Rodgers and Hammerstein songs, which are practically non-stop, and almost every one of them imbedded in your musical DNA. A lot of people still don’t realize that going to the theater here is just like going to the clubs, except that you can sit down. You can wear whatever you want, and you can go to the theater and still be out before the bands start playing: double your pleasure, double your fun. Just call 706-208 TOWN for a good time, or go to

That’s Art! Do yourself another favor, while you’re at it. Be sure to drop by Ciné and enjoy the magnificent joint exhibition (first-ever!) by Claire and Bob Clements. Don’t be late for a movie, because Bob’s paintings of fields and Claire’s cut-paper paintings of flowers will stop you in your tracks. This small but exquisite exhibit by the talented and prolific couple (see Bob’s new sculpture at the ACC Library and his paintings in the Lyndon House show) is up through May 6.

A Victory for Ethics You have no doubt heard by now that a Fulton County jury found that the former director of the state ethics commission was forced out of her job because she tried to subpoena Gov. Nathan Deal’s campaign finance records. In a stunning verdict, the jury awarded Stacey Kalberman $700,000 plus attorney’s fees and court costs, while finding that the governor’s office was directly involved in having her fired to stop the ethics investigation. This kind of piercing the veil of backroom politics almost never happens in Georgia, and this case has a direct tie to Athens. The law firm that took on this whistleblower case is headed by Grady Thrasher IV, son of retired Atlanta lawyer Grady Thrasher III, who grew up in Athens and came back here after retirement to become—along with his wife, Kathy Prescott—a canny activist for good causes. Like father, like son. Pete McCommons

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from the blogs  HOMEDRONE: Our new installment of Behind the Scene features local luthier Scott Baxendale.  HOMEDRONE: Read a Q&A with Nashville guitarist William Tyler, who plays Green Room Wednesday.  CULTURE BRIEFS: Dave Letterman will retire from his late-night talk show in 2015. The man who leaked the news? R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, of course.

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The Athens Downtown Development improvements that we in this supposedly proAuthority took a field trip to Greenville, SC, in gressive city cannot even bring ourselves to February. We could all learn something. talk about. As in Athens, Greenville’s downtown began If our community were able to agree to to die when new shopping centers lured retail- move forward today, it would be decades ers to the suburbs. In response, Greenville before we could see the benefit. “What created a downtown master plan in the 1980s, [Greenville] has been able to accomplish is a which resulted in the renovation of many really great model, but they were the first to downtown buildings, new hotels and office tell us it took 40 years,” Thompson said. buildings, an arena, a minor-league baseball stadium and a performing arts center. Many Girtz Endorsement: Athens-Clarke County of those projects were public-private partnerCommissioner Kelly Girtz has, in a virtually ships in which taxpayer investment encourunheard-of move for a sitting commissioner, aged private development in languishing waded into the District 3 commission race industrial, commercial and residential areas. last week and endorsed Rachel Watkins, praisThe West End Historic District—a neighboring her background at Avid Bookshop and the hood adjacent to downtown that strongly Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau, and resembles Athens’ downtown—was turned into her creativity and communication skills. a thriving arts and entertainment district. Girtz represented much of that district until Many of the ideas in Jack Crowley’s master the state legislature did away with superplan for downtown Athens (see p. 6 for the districts in 2012, and he remains popular in latest installment in his continuing series) the Cobbham, Boulevard and Hancock Corridor were done in Greenville decades ago. For neighborhoods, so the endorsement could be a example, the city created big boost for Watkins over many new parks, and Main rivals Melissa Link, Herb “Everybody was Street was narrowed from Gilmore and Dustin Kirby. four lanes to two—someLink, who feuded committed to the vision. thing Crowley wants to do with Girtz over the Selig They stuck with it.” with Washington Street. downtown development, ADDA Executive Director responded in typically outPamela Thompson was particularly impressed spoken fashion, saying it’s not surprising that with how Greenville has addressed the Reedy the political establishment would support the River. Athens has always turned its back on “nod-and-smile, go-along-to-get-along candithe Oconee. Greenville, on the other hand, date.” Meanwhile, it’s not an endorsement per built not just a biking and jogging path, but se, but former Mayor Heidi Davison and her a riverwalk with quality development (not husband, Al, are supporting Link. cheaply constructed student apartments) including restaurants, shops, offices, artists’ Armstrong & Dobbs: Speaking of Selig, ACC studios, a hotel, offices, a parking garage, planners are scheduled to review plans for the gardens, public restrooms and kids’ activities latest Landmark Properties/Selig Enterprises alongside it. proposal for the Armstrong & Dobbs tract at “They’ve really showcased it and developed 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 10 at the planning some really nice public art, public meeting department. These plans-review meetings are space,” Thompson said. open to the public to observe, although public The main difference between Athens and comment is not allowed. So go if you want— Greenville is that Greenville officials and fair warning: They’re pretty technical—or citizens created a plan and saw it through. “Everybody was committed to the vision,” Thompson said. “They stuck with it. It’s essentially what they envisioned.” The same can be said of Atlanta, where the BeltLine project has overcome numerous obstacles over 15 years and is now spurring hundreds of millions of dollars in new development and redevelopment—condos, shops and restaurants—along its two miles of completed paths. Here in Athens, we can’t agree merely to have a civil conversaMark Gavron at Junkman’s Daughter’s Brother. tion as a community. Issues like walkability on Prince Avenue are so politically toxic check if you just want more that our leaders refuse to even gather data, details on the development. Spoiler alert: I’m let alone take action. Meanwhile, the cities willing to bet it doesn’t look much like what we are competing against, like Greenville, they’ve got in Greenville. Atlanta, Austin, TX, and my hometown of Birmingham, AL are leaving Athens in Junkman’s Daughter’s Brother: While the dust. They set in motion decades ago we’re busy, busy, busy putting up more



Wouldn’t it be nice? student apartments, downtown Athens’ source economy,” he said. Besides students, he gets a for band T-shirts, posters, Halloween costumes lot of traffic from UGA football fans and conand quirky gifts for 28 years is closing. Mark vention-goers at the Classic Center, he said. Gavron, 59, said he is ready to retire and The Internet hasn’t hurt sales, because is planning to close when his massive East Gavron essentially serves as a gift curator, Clayton Street space’s lease is up at the end of cherry-picking the best items (like a set of August, although there’s a chance his landlord computer speakers that spout light and water could extend it until January. in time to the music) from gift conventions Gavron, who graduated from the University in Atlanta. “That saves the customer a lot of of Georgia with a degree in geology, was shopping time, to come in here,” he said. working in an oil field in Wyoming in the Nor is he worried about competition from mid-1980s when the bottom fell out of the the Urban Outfitters that’s opening near oil market, so he needed a job. His sister had Wuxtry. “They have a few books, some little opened Junkman’s Daughter in Atlanta four knick-knacks,” he said. “They’re not all gifty.” years earlier, and he Besides, more saw how successful it retailers bring more “I think downtown is was, so he got into shoppers downtown, the business, too. becoming more of a nighttime which is good for Returning to everyone, he said. One place than a daytime place.” thing that’s hurt busiAthens, Gavron noticed that few ness, he said, is the downtown retailers at the time catered to growing number of bars downtown. “I think college students. He filled that niche, selling downtown is becoming more of a nighttime clothes, jewelry and accessories, and later place than a daytime place,” he said. The lack adding dorm-room must-haves like posters and of parking doesn’t help, either, he added. bedspreads, as well as novelty gifts. He moved The store will remain fully stocked through the store from Broad Street to Clayton Street the back-to-school season, then liquidate at (where General Beauregard’s is now) and the end of August, Gavron said. Rather than a finally to its current Christmas pop-up store, there’s also a chance location at the corner his landlord will allow him to sign a shortof Clayton and Thomas term lease through January, keeping the store Street in 1994. open another few months at its current locaAfter retiring, tion, he said. Gavron wants to go hiking in the Himalayas, In Your Business: Another downtown busiPeru, Alaska, Argentina ness, 8e’s Bar on East Washington Street, is and New Zealand closing May 3. Owner Mark Bell said the bar before he’s too old, simply ran its course. “It’s just not doing the although he’s staying numbers it used to,” he said. “People are getin Athens and may ting a little older and not going out as much. open a pop-up store Just time to call it a day.” around Christmastime The downtown Athens Sunshine Cycles for the next few had planned to close temporarily for renovayears. “Christmas has tions Apr. 15, but now owner Jimmy Marbut is been our busiest time planning to move permanently into the former of year—that and Eckerd’s space on Baxter Street later this Halloween—and I have month. The construction time kept growing a pretty good feel for and growing, and while Marbut said he is sad what kind of gifts peoto leave downtown, he can’t afford to remain ple want,” he said. closed for about five months. The Watkinsville And he’s open location will remain open. Once the renovato selling the store, tions are done, Philanthropy, a Tennesseeshould someone come based women’s clothing retailer, will take over along and want to buy part of the downtown Athens space. it. He has three veteran employees with a Now you can spend your bitcoins on somecombined 79 years of experience. “Somebody thing other than anonymously purchased could step in and not miss a beat,” he said. illegal drugs. The downtown vintage store The closing doesn’t have anything to do Dynamite Clothing is accepting the online with sales, according to Gavron. Business has cryptocurrency. actually picked up over the past year. “Things seemed to have turned the corner with the Blake Aued



ensure an ethical conservative is on the top of the ticket.” Carter, the Democratic nominee, had his say. “We need leaders we can trust to put Georgia citizens ahead of their own personal gain, and we need an ethics commission that is free to do its job without fear of this sort of politically motivated retaliation.” There is also another whistleblower lawsuit on the way to trial that was filed by Kalberman’s chief investigator, Sherilyn Streicker—which means the story could be played out in court again during the upcoming campaigns. I was one of the reporters who covered the ethics commission meetings back in 2011 when the fates of Kalberman and Streicker were decided. It appeared to me then that this was an instance where an elected official’s supporters were trying to kill an investigation that might be politically harmful to that official. The jury obviously agreed with that interpretation. The ethics commission members certainly killed the investigation, but in doing so they touched off a long legal proceeding that is still unfolding in Fulton County Superior Court, much to Deal’s detriment. The jury verdict has seriously wounded Deal, but this is a wound that was largely selfinflicted. If Deal had conceded three years ago that his campaign made some mistakes, and if he had agreed to pay a fine of $30,000 or so to settle the matter, no one would have lost their job and no lawsuit would have been filed. There would have been no embarrassing trial with all of its damaging disclosures and the matter would have been out of the public eye by now. Instead, Deal has handed his critics a big club that they can use to beat on him constantly between now and election day. What looked like a smooth path to Deal’s reelection a couple of months ago suddenly became a lot rockier.





Within minutes after a Fulton County jury returned a devastating verdict against the state last week, Gov. Nathan Deal’s aides were trying to put their own spin on the story. Deal wasn’t the one, they said, who had forced the ethics commission director out of her job while she was trying to investigate complaints filed against Deal’s 2010 campaign for governor. It’s not his fault that the state is now on the hook to pay Stacey Kalberman nearly $1 million because of the verdict in that lawsuit. (The jury awarded her $700,000 in damages plus attorney’s fees and court costs.) This was merely “an internal dispute between former employees and former commissioners,” said the governor’s office. “Who the commission employed as staff had no relevance to the Deal for governor case.” I know they won’t listen to me, but I’ll offer some advice to the governor’s staffers: Don’t waste your time trying to spin this. Kalberman and her chief investigator were forced out of their jobs when they tried to investigate complaints filed against the Deal campaign. They lost their jobs because of actions taken by an ethics commission whose majority is appointed by the governor. No matter what Deal’s people say, the average voter isn’t going to believe that the governor’s fingerprints weren’t all over this. Shortly after the bombshell verdict came down, state school Supt. John Barge was demanding that Deal withdraw from the Republican primary (where he is opposed by Barge and former Dalton Mayor David Pennington). “The governor is in the middle of all this mess,” Barge said. “It is time for the governor to step aside, settle for one term and let us get Georgia back on track.” Pennington was next: “Nathan Deal’s abuses of power, ethics flaws, and strong-arm, good old boy politics no longer have a place in our state. If we Republicans actually want to defeat Jason Carter this November, we must

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This is the fifth installment in a series of articles by University of Georgia College of Environment and Design professor Jack Crowley. In this series, Crowley explains the downtown Athens master plan effort that his team generated to guide development downtown.


his series now focuses on the light rail transit proposal as part of the downtown master plan, and it will be a background to set the stage for more detailed discussion later. It’s a tough topic, because most people will skeptically discount the idea of passenger rail the minute they hear the words “passengers� and “trains.� I’ve had years of experience in transportation development, a number of them as director of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and any form of evolution away from big cars on big highways is always controversial. First, there are two separate passenger rail opportunities related to Athens. One is getting to Atlanta from Athens (commuter rail, often called the “Brain Train�). The Atlanta–Athens passenger rail has long been debated, and an earlier effort was made to have it in place for the Athens Olympic venues in 1996. The subject was further complicated last year by a study of five alternative intercity high-speed rail routes between Atlanta and Charlotte, NC. Two of the five alternatives would serve Athens—but more about that later. The second opportunity is a local light rail that would run from the downtown Multimodal Center down the length of the University of Georgia campus. This route could provide access to and from downtown for tens of thousands of students, faculty, staff and visitors. The decision to develop this transportation option lies beyond the Downtown Master Plan, largely because only a quarter-mile of the initially proposed segment of twoand-a-half miles lies within downtown. It will require the university’s approval and participation and will involve land they don’t own. Focusing on this local segment is more important than focusing on the connection to Atlanta, though, because the feasibility of the latter is in part contingent on the existence of the former. Introducing an alternative longer-range form of transportation makes it dependent on the ability of its passengers to get to their local destinations after getting off of it. Since downtown and campus collectively have the most destinations and population densities in the region, local rail service should most logically start there. MARTA is beginning to do a decent job of giving commuters options on the other end. Local light rail is also a much smaller and less expensive project that would have a better chance of realization. Another bigger picture consideration is that experts in determining the feasibility for developing rail transit will focus on potential ridership, and that means urban density. The threshold is generally seen as densities in the range of 15 residential units per acre, and Athens is less than half of that. It’s also widely held that lowdensity urban areas are not cost-effective in providing good urban services, and that higher-densities are better. The automobile form of transportation is not capable of encouraging those densities. Fixed guideway (rail) passenger transit does encourage higher densities. A more progressive argument, then, is that we need to develop rail transit to encourage the more cost-effective densities, rather than wait around for them to happen with cars or not at all. That particular argument is made moot by understanding that a much more dense development already exists and already justifies rail transit in Athens. Its educated demographic of students, faculty, staff and research scientists is also an ideal target ridership. It’s also a demographic used to an existing but slower form of bus transit. The built-up part of the UGA campus that abuts downtown is roughly one square mile (640 acres). Its daytime population approaches more than 40,000 people, a density in one small area that rivals Boston or Chicago. There are 10 million boardings on the UGA bus system per year, another statistic that falls well within the ridership level justifying rail. This is true even projecting that only half of that ridership might be captured by a rail service that would transect the full length of the oblong-shaped campus.

Keep in mind that the Norfolk & Southern Railroad owns the track and its right-of-way. They have often said that while a local short-line operator railroad (the Hartwell Railroad Co.) leases the line for occasional freight operations, they might like to keep it as a potential freight corridor to bypass future congestion in Atlanta. That should be a bit frightening to the bucolic UGA campus. It’s also been known to be for sale, not as a short segment, making the rest of the track useless, but as a 38-mile length between Center, a small town north of Athens, and Madison. The acquisition price is likely less than $10 million, and many attempts to convince the state Department of Transportation to buy it over the past 20 years have failed. Hartwell Railroad is presently attempting to purchase it, and they have mentioned the potential for a partnership. Ironically, they transport coal to the UGA Central Plant, and the possible switch to another type of fuel may well change the freight-rail landscape. Local purchase in one form or another will allow a bicycle/ pedestrian corridor to parallel the relatively flat course of the railroad, and improvements on the rail portions of the corridor should always include the specifications for freight as freight rail transportation will be an important part of our economic future.


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There’s always been the criticism that transit rail requires subsidies. So does highway transportation. What sort of tax structures do you think it takes to keep fuel costs at rates half of European prices? Local streets are maintained and often built by local taxes. Finally, a big frustration with passenger rail startups has always been our failure to realize that when the day comes that fuel costs and highway congestion cause us to begin to believe that we need an alternative, it will take 10–15 years to get the new form of transportation in place. We won’t be able to get in line for federal startup funds then, because many cities are already in line, and the wait will add another five years or so. So, at great risk to my personal reputation and for good and logical reasons, I say we need to start planning to implement light rail transit now, and yes, it should fall in the 20-year window of our Downtown Master Plan. Jack Crowley

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observations ACC to Close Whitehall Road Athens-Clarke County plans to close Whitehall Road between the Middle Oconee River and Milledge Avenue for several months in the summer of 2015, altering the flow of traffic into and out of Oconee County via Simonton Bridge Road. Traffic probably will be rerouted along U.S. Highway 441 and Old Macon Highway to Milledge Avenue. “The impact on Oconee County will likely mostly center on drastically increased volume on Old Macon Highway,� said Emil Beshara, head of the Oconee County Public Works Department. “It is unavoidable and temporary, so I don’t think it’s going to be a big deal.� The Athens-Clarke County Commission approved the roadway improvement Tuesday, Apr. 1. It will level out a hill that impedes sight lines.

Three Candidate Forums in April Oconee County citizens will have at least three opportunities in April to put questions in open meetings to the five candidates seeking two spots on the Oconee County Board of Commissioners. The Oconee County Republican Party is holding the first of three scheduled forums on Thursday, Apr. 17 from 6–8 p.m. at the Watkinsville Community Center, 191 VFW Drive. The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its candidate forum for Tuesday, Apr. 22 from 6–8 p.m. at the Civic Center, 2661 Hog Mountain Road. The third forum, organized by citizens, will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 23 from 7–9 p.m. at the Oconee County Library, 1080 Experiment Station Road in Watkinsville.

Water, Sewer Rate Hikes Proposed Water and sewer customers in Oconee County will pay about 3 percent more in fees starting July 1 if the Board of Commissioners approves the budget request presented by Utility Department Director Chris Thomas earlier this month. The water rate increase would be the seventh in as many years, and the sewer rate increase would be the sixth in six years. Thomas told the Board the rate increases were the minimum he could ask for and feels “barely comfortable� that he can meet expenses if they are approved. Those expenses include an increase of 8.5 percent in debt service, including a more than doubling of debt payments for the Hard Labor Creek Regional Reservoir now under construction in Walton County.

SPLOST Vote Moved to November Oconee County commissioners on Tuesday, Mar. 25 agreed to a new schedule for the 2015 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum, setting up public hearings in June and July that will lead up to a vote on Nov. 4. The schedule calls for the board of commissioners to vote Aug. 5 on the final list of projects to be funded by the SPLOST. Prior to that vote, the commissioners are to hold a work session on July 2 to reach agreement on SPLOST funding priorities. Commissioner John Daniell asked that the commissioners meet before the public hearings on July 30 and July 14 to resolve issues among them about how to address courthouse safety and requests from a number of department heads. BOC Chairman Melvin Davis suggested the board take up those matters at its regular meetings on May 27 and June 3. Lee Becker For more on these stories and others, visit the In the Loop blog at or

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t’s a little disappointing and honestly kind of baffling that there isn’t a gay bar in Athens right now. Not only does our city sit adjacent to the Southern gay mecca of Atlanta, but we host the Boybutante Ball, one of the premier drag events in the Southeast and a major fundraiser for the nonprofit AIDS Athens. This year’s ball, the 25th, is coming up Saturday, Apr. 12. Given its current stature, Boybutante’s humble beginnings are a little surprising as well. The first ball in 1989 was the equivalent of a “house party,” as Corey Johnson—a board member and unofficial historian of the Boybutante AIDS Foundation—describes it. Now it has grown into an extravaganza that fills the 40 Watt Club each year, along with a week’s worth of related events that draw performers and attendees from all over the country—including a drag competition Thursday, Apr. 10 at Little Kings Shuffle Club and a brunch at the Taylor-Grady House Sunday, Apr. 13. The theme this year is based on Back to the Future, so it’s as good a time as any to remember when the Boybutante queens first kicked up their heels.

Not Just for Boys The performers this year will be diverse, though at first Boybutante was essentially, well, a boy’s club. The first ball was all queens, because there really wasn’t a scene for kings (women who dress as men) anywhere near Athens. Now, there’s a large king community in Athens that might just rival the size of the queen community in town. The Classic City Kings typically do a group number at the ball, and a few of their members have done solo performances. There’s also a good representation of classic Betty Page-style burlesque and campy



striptease performers who are represented in the Boybutante family. The group intentionally recruited women after a few years, and now they regularly have people of all gender expressions represented both on stage and behind the scenes. Effie’s Follies, the local burlesque troupe, will be performing at the ball, and Effie’s member Dee Flowered is one of the Boybutante AIDS Foundation’s newest board members. “Back when I was originally a board member in the late ‘90s, we didn’t have any female performers,” Johnson says. “We began intentionally recruiting women to become actively involved.” People involved in Boybutante, from volunteers to board members, run the gamut of lifestyles—lawyers, straight people, gay people who don’t do drag, working professionals, local artists. “We’ve always been intentional about diversity,” says AIDS Athens board member and fundraising chairman Yancey Gulley, who was involved with Boybutante for many years. “We want anyone and everyone to feel welcome and to see themselves reflected on the stage.” The performers are just as diverse in their stage personae as the people who work behind the scenes. For example, Gulley describes Boybutante co-founder and performer Coretta Scott Queen’s character as being “high church”—lots of napkin-waving and Mahalia Jackson numbers, undoubtedly. “It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years,” Queen says. “I remember sitting on someone’s living room floor with a cocktail in hand, listening to someone say: ‘Let’s throw a ball!’ And what a ball it has been.” Queen is one of the founders of the original Boybutante Committee and still holds fundraisers in both Washington, DC, and Provincetown, MA, to benefit Boybutante and AIDS Athens. She holds an annual Purse Party

in P-town that has raised more than $5,500 dollars so far, and on last year’s invitation to the event, she wrote, “If I put on heels, a dress and a wig, [the] tips are going to charity.” Then there’s the likely return of The Sucrets, a drag troupe who have not performed together in 15 years. The performer known as Wild Cherry Sucret has become well-known in Atlanta and surrounding areas for her drag performances both solo and with the Armorettes, and she credits the “Boyball,” as those who are in the know like to call it, with starting her career. “Boybutante is where I first started my volunteer work with AIDS support services,” Sucret says. “Since 1995, I have been dedicated to raising money for Boyball while living in Athens as well as now in Atlanta. As long as there is a need, I will always help.” To perform at the Boyball is “coveted,” as Gulley describes it. Performing is by invitation only, though there is always a spot open for their volunteer of the year (crowned with the title Miss Bogart) and for the winner of Dragstar Galactica, an annual competition at Little Kings. “Kings and queens bring their best performances because they want a spot on that Saturday night stage,” Johnson says.

A Good Cause Oh yeah, it isn’t all clear heels and lipsyncing—every dollar goes to a good cause, and it’s been that way from the beginning. “When this started 25 years ago, it was just a drag show to raise money,” Gulley explains. “It was gonna be a one-off thing… and it has perpetuated.” In 1990, events were added leading up to the annual drag ball becoming what they call “Boyball Week.” Each year, more and more

events were added to that week-long schedule, and eventually the organization began to have fundraisers throughout the year. By 1996, the event’s popularity had snowballed to the point that the Boybutante Committee was incorporated into the nonprofit Boybutante AIDS Foundation. The events run year-round now, from the Back To School party to the Boo-butante Halloween party to Christmas in July, and every event is sponsored by members of the community, from businesses to individuals, with all the energy being funneled towards the annual Boyball. It’s tempting to assume that an event like this is all about makeup and tucking and wigs and heels, but Johnson and Gulley make it clear that the real focus of the Boybutante AIDS Foundation is raising funds for AIDS services organization. AIDS Athens uses the money to provide free HIV screening and to help people with AIDS with their housing. “We see housing as health care,” Gulley says. “People who are HIV positive are three times more likely to be homeless or underhoused, and for various reasons. One reason is that the medications are very expensive, and when you get on the medications it can take up to three months to acclimate to those meds. For at least one of those months, often they cannot work because of what their body is going through, and most of us can’t afford to miss work for a month. If we can keep you housed, then it’s more likely you’ll take your medications, which makes it more likely that you’ll stay healthy, which makes it more likely that your viral load will go down, which makes it more likely that you’ll make good lifestyle choices, which makes it less likely that you’ll pass the virus on to someone else.” Finding sponsors is probably the board’s biggest challenge, and AIDS Athens needs all the support it can get. “We literally could not function, and our doors would shut if

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Drag Ball and AIDS Fundraiser Celebrates 25 Years



the state ranked eighth in the cumulative number of AIDS cases since the start of the epidemic in the 1980s. The state averages nearly 3,000 new AIDS cases per year, and the HIV rate is 44 percent higher in the gay/ lesbian/bisexual/queer/transgender/intersex community than it is among heterosexuals in Georgia, according to AIDS Athens.





not for donations from organizations like Boybutante,� Gulley says, though he and Johnson both agree that Athens is remarkably supportive of the organization for being a relatively small town. “Athens really is a progressive community for the state of Georgia, but we’re also a college town, so people ask a lot of our businesses,� Johnson says. “So we do a lot of revisiting of regular sponsors and find new sponsors.� Funds raised at the first Boyball were once split between a couple of local charities, but now they work solely with AIDS Athens and provide the largest donation of flexible funds available to the organization, which also receives government grants earmarked for specific programs like housing. Sponsorship levels run the gamut of platinum, gold and silver, but there is also a $25 donation level that is specifically designed to be accessible to the public, and this level of donation can be made either to the organization directly or at Dynamite Clothing on Jackson Street. A donation of $25 gets the benefactor a limited-edition button that’s been designed specifically for the Boybutante silver anniversary, but any size donation is always welcome and encouraged. Technical talk aside, Johnson stresses that fun is just as important as the fundraising

Spreading the Word

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The jubilant and fun-loving nature of burlesque and drag culture does a lot to dismantle the stigma around charity work related to HIV and AIDS. People who might not ordinarily attend or work with an event like this might come out for the Boyball just to see some queens and have a few drinks, but in the end they will have donated all of those dollars to AIDS services. One example is an event from the past coined Divas on Wheels, where one of the drag queens would crash a local straight bar and do a “pop-up� performance out of nowhere. “That brings visibility [of the gay community and AIDS services] to a community that wouldn’t ordinarily have access to it,� Johnson says. They don’t do Divas on Wheels anymore, but it was the origin for Beer-butante, a drag show last month at Terrapin Brewery. “So here you have a bunch of fraternity guys sitting and enjoying Yasmine Alexander Terrapin’s brew,� Johnson says, “and suddenly there are four drag queens in front of them performing and sending the message about safe sex, AIDS Athens and getting tested to guys who might have never seen a drag queen before. And in all honesty, the reaction is almost always positive in that regard. That’s doing the mission of AIDS Athens, the mission of Boybutante, and accessing a community that might not otherwise seek us out.� Memories like those stick with people in the Boybutante community. Another of Johnson’s favorites is watching Gulley perform as his alter ego BeYancey for the first time, when he was crowned Miss Bogart. Gulley cherishes private happy hours only for sponsors and both old and new board members. It’s an opportunity for him to catch up with with old friends and be reminded of the strength, diversity and aspect, and they pretty much go hand-incloseness of his community. He uses the hand. A well known tradition of drag perforSouthern expression “old home week,� a term mances is tipping the queens and kings, and often used to describe a church homecoming. it’s not unheard of for performers to pull in a “If you’ve ever lived here and you went to really nice haul from a show. Using drag and Boybutante, you come back for Boybutante,� burlesque as a fundraiser fits into the culture Gulley says. “For me, community is very imporalready present in burlesque—patrons like tant, and to see the same people year after what they see, so they give the performer a year and to know that they care about the dollar, and those dollars add up. Boybutante same things you care about, to know that your has managed to raise more than $500,000 for values are aligned—at least around this—is AIDS service organizations in its 25 years of really important. Walking through that door existence. each year really is a warm and wonderful “When I was [in college] I didn’t have a lot moment.� of money,� Johnson says, “but I had a dollar, and I could tip a queen or a king, and I think Rashaun Ellis that level of accessibility is really important. Fun is always the primary purpose, but we are also very conscientious of every dollar we WHAT: Boybutante Presents: can raise. Everyone can give a dollar to a drag Drag to the Future queen.� WHERE: 40 Watt Club And it’s definitely needed. Georgia ranked WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 12, 9 p.m. fifth among states in the number of new AIDS HOW MUCH: $25 diagnoses in 2007 (the most recent year statistics are available), and in the same year,




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ne day, Alyssa DuVall’s dog Zeus, a 12-year-old miniathree years. I think she feels really good. She’s even playing ture pincher, just stopped walking. He had been healthy with my sister’s dog, who’s much younger.” his whole life, so this was shocking. He’d try to stand Determined to learn chiropractic as well as traditional mediand his legs would splay out on either side. The family started cine, Stopp did some research and decided to attend Options to carry Zeus outside to relieve himself and inside to sip water. for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic in Wellsville, KS. The dog’s veterinarian in the Cat and Dog Clinic on After graduating from the University of Georgia in 2013, Stopp Hawthorne Avenue suggested the family let Kasey Stopp, also headed west for an intense five-week course. She learned how in the practice, see Zeus. She examined him and determined to do adjustments for horses and other large animals as well as that the little nine-pound dog had a tumor growing on his dogs and cats, “and I really added to my knowledge of animal spine that was pressing on his spinal cord and blocking nerves. anatomy.” So she did a chiropractic adjustment, DuVall says. “And it She has feline as well as canine clients. A woman came was amazing—he could stand up,” she says. “I didn’t expect home from work one day to find her young cat limping. Just it to work at all, but Zeus was able to stand up for at least an out of kitten-hood, he had been very active, leaping effortentire day.” Moreover, Stopp’s gentle way with animals “made lessly from couch to floor to chair. A visit to Stopp resulted in her the first vet Zeus really trusted. She would touch him and a prescription for a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine. his whole body would relax.” His limp disappeared for a while, but when it returned, the The tumor kept growing. DuVall knew the case was a terowner brought the cat back to Stopp. minal one, but she also knows that chiropractic treatments She told the owner she was going to try chiropractic and greatly increased Zeus’s quality of life as he was failing. why, and then she put her hands on the cat’s head, feeling A 2013 graduate of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, his skull. Her fingers moved to the neck, where she found a Stopp learned about doing adjustments for animals more than vertebra out of alignment. She adjusted the vertebra, moving 10 years ago. She watched her mentor, Robert Gaston, a vetit slightly so that it could have full range of motion again, and erinarian in her native Cincinnati, then she did the same thing on the solve problems and restore animals cat’s shoulder, then examined all “I think she feels really good. to a healthy state with chirothe animal’s joints. practic. She knew she wanted to When the owner took her cat She’s even playing with my sister’s include chiropractic—and eventuhome, he jumped up on the couch, dog, who’s much younger.” ally, acupuncture—in her profesthe limp gone. “She told me if she sional practice. hadn’t seen it with her own eyes, She had learned first-hand how beneficial chiropractic she wouldn’t have believed it,” Stopp says. “Now he comes in could be for herself. Believing getting an adjustment was “all about every two months for an adjustment.” a bunch of fooey,” she says, she nevertheless sought relief Though there are other veterinarians doing chiropractic from migraine headaches in a chiropractic office after tradion horses in the Athens area, Stopp believes she’s the only tional medicine didn’t help her. After one visit, her migraine one serving smaller companion animals as well as horses. She disappeared. is certified through the International Veterinary Chiropractic Animal chiropractic helped reduce and then eliminate probAssociation. lems with a bout of incontinence that was plaguing Stopp’s Robbie Hroza, vice president for operations at Options for elderly dog in Cincinnati. She became a believer in chiropracAnimals, says there are an estimated 4,000 animal chiropractic—for everyone. tors in the world. The U.S. has three schools offering certificaTrina Morris decided to try chiropractic on her dog after tion. “Younger vet students are kind of pushing for integrative she, like Stopp, received help at a chiropractor’s office. She health practices for animals, like acupuncture and massage,” had injured her neck playing roller derby and found that a few Hroza says. But she doubts whether chiropractic will become adjustments improved things markedly. part of the standard curriculum of a veterinary college. So it seemed like a great idea to take her 14-year-old dog, As a member of the team at the Cat and Dog Clinic, Stopp Sequoia, in for an adjustment with Stopp. Part border collie, says she assesses the comfort level of a pet owner before part Labrador retriever and part some sort of shepherd, the dog broaching the subject of chiropractic. Most people just “don’t weighs between 60–70 pounds and has had hip problems for a believe in it,” she says. But if they are interested, she eduwhile. She started having trouble jumping in and out of cars, cates them about the benefits of opening neural pathways and Morris says, and developed incontinence. Hormones seemed to restoring full range of motion in joints. After one or two treatmake that problem better, but Morris wondered if more could ments, after they see improvement in their pet’s mobility and be done. overall health, she says they’re usually hooked. As Stopp was adjusting the dog, “she didn’t love it,” Morris “I had a cat who was growling and hissing when I started says. “I think it felt weird to her and was a little uncomfortworking on her,” Stopp says. “I think she was uncomfortable able.” But when the dog got down from the table, she was with the close contact. By the time I got to her tail, she was “just peppier, moving better and looking better.” purring. When I finished, she jumped off the table, curled up At home, the pep continued, with the dog running all over and went to sleep.” her yard. Morris says that after the second treatment, he and Sequoia took a three-mile jog, “something she hadn’t done in Rebecca McCarthy

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uburn University students can now get a graduate-level Out of the 12 graduates from BRCC who entered the brewsomeone might be, let’s just say, resume perfect, but if their brewing science and operations certificate, but even ing industry, six were hired to work at Oskar Blues. Fitten personality or attitude, you know, we think they couldn’t fit in though Athens is a growing craft-brew hotspot, a simiGlenn says she hopes the program will allow students hands-on with the organization, that’s a big strike for us.â€? And sooner or lar program won’t make its way to the University of Georgia industry experience as well as bring new employees to Oskar later, Buckowski says, brewers at Terrapin will end up going to anytime soon. Blues. brewing school. Auburn’s program was created to fill a need in Alabama, “I think that like any industry that’s becoming, you know, Extending past the actual act of brewing beer, Dave the brewing industry and the region, says Martin O’Neill, going from kind of a grassroots industry to becoming a little Ketchen aims to prepare students for the growing competition. head of the nutrition, dietetics and hospitality management more sophisticated and a little more complex in terms of Ketchen will teach a course at Auburn dealing with the busidepartment and program director for the brewing certificate. manufacturing, that having actual education just gives people ness side of brewing, focusing on strategic management and “When you have a look at the growth of craft brewentrepreneurship. ing nationally, really I think you would describe it “The craft brewing segment of the brewing indusbest as an explosion,â€? O’Neill says. “One would have try has been growing dramatically, and all indications thought that there would have been a corresponding are that it’s going to continue to grow‌ but there increase in the number of programs available on the are so many craft breweries opening up that the commarket. In actual fact, there were not.â€? petition is certainly going to get a lot more fierce,â€? That explosion is happening in Athens—where Ketchen says. “And that’s an area where we think we craft breweries Creature Comforts and Southern can be really helpful. We can put people in a position Brewing Co. are set to join Terrapin Brewery and to be really successful once competition gets fierce.â€? Copper Creek, not to mention a growing host of While Auburn’s brewing program is responding home-brewers—as well as across the country. Yet to high levels of interest and a growing industry, even though some universities offer brewing courses, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Auburn’s brewing certificate will be one of just a Environmental Sciences dropped its only brewinghandful in the nation, O’Neill says. specific courses 10 years ago, says Dean Scott Angle. Despite high levels of interest, with around 300 Parts of the brewing process, however, are taught in serious applications to the program, the opening conjunction with other courses. class will be limited to 10 or 20 students, O’Neill “On the brewing beers, some of the specialty says. The program may grow, but the numbers will liquors, we really don’t have a whole lot going in that remain smaller to foster the quality of education. area right now,â€? he says. “I’ve not seen a lot of inter“This notion of putting [200] or 300 students in a est in that, so we would respond to a demand if there class is not something we’re subscribing to,â€? he says. was one, but I have not seen—we’ve not gotten a lot “I think what we’d be doing is defeating the purpose. of requests at this point.â€? I don’t think there is a need to be enrolling [200] or Dale Katechis (left), owner/operator of Oskar Blues, and Auburn University professor Curt Bird. Rather, the focus of some courses, study-abroad 300 students in this area.â€? programs and internships is on wine making. “It’s a Auburn’s brewing science certificate launches in the fall a leg up,â€? she says. “We’ve certainly hired people who haven’t growing business in the state, and our job is to support busi2014 semester, and students must complete a minimum of been through beer education programs, but we’re looking more nesses, and especially those that are growing,â€? Angle says. “So 18 credit hours. Courses offered cover the business of brewinto people whose passion takes them in that direction.â€? viticulture and enology, that’s a perfect example of where we’re ing, brewing materials, the science of brewing, facilities and Terrapin co-owner and brewmaster Brian “Spikeâ€? Buckowski going hand-in-hand with the industry that’s on the rise right operations, as well as a 120-hour practicum in a professional says the Oskar Blues practicum should offer a win-win for the now.â€? brewery. One industry partner with the program is Oskar Blues brewery and students. Especially for the students, experience The focus of a growing industry also prompted Auburn Brewery, based in Colorado and North Carolina. The brewery in a brewery is invaluable. “People think it’s so glamorous, you University’s program, and O’Neill hopes the brewing science was founded by Dale Katechis, an Auburn alumnus. know, working for a brewery, or you are a brewer, but bottom certificate graduates will fill a need in the industry. “I think Based on past success of a program with Blue Ridge line is it’s a lot of work,â€? he says. “And I think before you take the real question that needs to be answered for everyone is, Community College in North Carolina, the partnership with a different career path or get into brewing, you might want to ‘Is there a need for the graduates?’â€? O’Neill says. “Within this Auburn will offer benefits to both students and Oskar Blues, volunteer and see if it’s what you want to do.â€? state, there was a need for the program, and there was a definsays Anne Fitten Glenn, whose title is “beer communicatrixâ€? 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 Evans) returns in his second solo outing, and it’s a slight improvement

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also playing CRADLE WILL ROCK (R) 1999. The Georgia Museum of Art accompanies its “Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy” exhibit with Tim Robbins’ follow-up to Dead Man Walking, Cradle Will Rock. In 1930s New York, Orson Welles (Angus Macfadyen) is putting together a controversial musical. The giant cast includes Hank Azaria, Joan Cusack, Cary Elwes, Philip Baker Hall, Bill Murray, Vanessa Redgrave, Susan Sarandon, John Turturro, Emily Watson, Jack Black, Paul Giamatti and John Cusack. (Georgia Museum of Art) CUBAN FURY (R) Once upon a time, Bruce Garrett (Nick Frost) was a contender at the UK Junior Salsa Championships. Twenty-two years later, an out-of-shape Bruce again seeks his salsa kingship, thanks to his new boss (Rashida Jones). Chris O’Dowd opposes Frost for Jones’ affection. Frost minus Simon Pegg? I’m still in, especially with O’Dowd as Frost’s foil. Director James Griffiths (TV shows like Showtime’s underrated “Episodes” and “Up All Night”) makes his feature debut. With Ian McShane. DIVERGENT (PG-13) 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 for her opening and closing thoughts. Burger excels at sci-fi (see Limitless) and the casting is spot on. Bring on Insurgent. DRAFT DAY (PG-13) Kevin Costner as an underdog in a sports movie? I’m more excited than I should be, especially considering director Ivan Reitman’s recent track record (No Strings Attached? My Super Ex-Girlfriend?). Costner stars as Sonny Weaver, the general manager for the Cleveland Browns, who must decide whom to select after trading for the


number-one pick in the NFL Draft. With Jennifer Garner, Frank Langella, Ellen Burstyn and loads of ESPN/NFL cameos (think Chris Berman and Deion Sanders). 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) 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 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) See Movie Pick. (Ciné) JOE (R) After his last film, Prince Avalanche, David Gordon Green seems to be sticking with independent cinema again after a run of drugged-out comedies, Pineapple Express, Your Highness and The Sitter. Nicolas Cage stars as ex-con Joe Ransom, who befriends a teenage boy played by Tye Sheridan of Mud. A quick glance at this movie would lead one to make more than a few comparisons to Mud. Winner of two awards at the Venice Film Festival. 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. MUPPETS MOST WANTED (PG) Somewhere between the plots of The Great Muppet Caper and The Muppets Take Manhattan lies Muppets Most Wanted. After the success of their reunion, the Muppets embark on a

movie takes a while to reach its top speed, as small-town race car driver Tobey Marshall (Paul) establishes his bonafides. Once released from prison for a crime for which he was only tangentially responsible, Tobey drives his way into an exclusive underground race called the Deleon, mostly to seek revenge against real bad guy and professional race car driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But who am I kidding, wasting so much space on a plot synopsis? What potential viewers of Need for Speed need to know is the cars are fast, exotic and well-shot by director Scott Waugh (Act of Valor). NOAH (PG-13) 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. After a visit with his ancient grandfather, Methuselah (Anthony Hopkins), Noah begins the decade-long task of building his ark, while giant stone creatures (one recognizably voiced by Nick

That felt like more than a fart… 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. Bret McKenzie, one half of Flight of the Conchords, supplies a couple of show-stopping numbers, 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 familyfriendly movie is, it mostly pointed out just how unmemorable its 2011 predecessor ultimately was. The Muppets always entertain, but this adventure isn’t timeless. NEED FOR SPEED (PG-13) Whether the moviegoing world wanted one or not, Fast & Furious now has a competitor in outlandish car chase franchises. Need for Speed, based on the Electronic Arts series of racing video games, stars Aaron Paul in his first major headlining gig post“Breaking Bad,” and it’s fast enough to win the box office race, if nothing else. The way-too-generously-plotted

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. 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. OCULUS (R) Karen Gillan, one of the Doctor’s prettiest companions, gets a shot headlining a movie as a

young woman, Kaylie Russell, trying to get her convicted murderer brother (Brenton Thwaites, soon to be seen in Maleficent and The Giver) exonerated by proving a ghost did it. The trailer has some intriguingly creepy moments (e.g. Gillan chomping on a light bulb rather than an apple). Writer-director Mike Flanagan’s previous feature, Absentia, impressed. With Katee “Starbuck” Sackhoff. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (R) Jim Jarmusch returns for his first film since 2009’s The Limits of Control. His latest, an offbeat romantic horror movie, stars Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton and The Avengers’ Tom Hiddleston as two vampires that have been in love for centuries. The impressive cast also includes Anton Yelchin, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt and Jeffrey Wright. Broken Flowers did not signal Jarmusch’s ascent into the mainstream as some assumed. Can Hiddleston do what Bill Murray could not? l THE RAILWAY MAN (R) Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Stellan Skarsgard star in a true story of World War II from The Weinstein Company, and it didn’t receive an awards-eligible release. That’s worrying. During WWII, Eric Lomax (Jeremy Irvine) was a tortured Japanese POW on the “Death Railway.” Years later, Lomax (now played by Firth) attempts to exorcise his demons by confronting a Japanese officer (Hiroyuki Sanada). Director Jonathan Teplitzky’s film is based on the autobiography written by Lomax. RIO 2 (G) Blu (v. Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (v. Anne Hathaway) and the three kids leave the wilds of Rio de Janeiro for the real wilds of the Amazon, where Blu must battle his father-in-law (v. Andy Garcia). I don’t recall caring that much for the first trip to Rio, though it could have been worse. The voices of, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro and Jake T. Austin return, while Garcia and Bruno Mars headline the newcomers. SABOTAGE (R) 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.” 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. THE SEA HAWK 1940. Ciné’s seventh anniversary celebration continues with an Errol Flynn tribute for two showings on Tuesday, Apr. 15. Presented in 35mm, The Sea Hawk features Flynn in full-on swashbuckler mode as privateer Geoffrey Thorpe seeks to defeat the Spanish Armada. Claude Rains also appears. Director Michael Curtiz is best known for Casablanca but also helmed Flynn’s The Adventures of Robin Hood. Errol Flynn’s daughter, Rory Flynn, will be present to discuss her legendary father. A reception will be catered by The National. (Ciné) 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. 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE (R) More of a companion film than a sequel or prequel, 300: Rise of an Empire is better than the rest of the post-300 wannabes (The Immortals, Clash/Wrath of the Titans). Happening concurrently with the beautiful death of the abs of Sparta’s King Leonidas, 300:RoaE finds a new, Athenian hero in Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton). He must battle with god-king Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his gorgeous naval commander, Artemesia (Eva Green, Casino Royale), if Greek society is to survive. Though Zack Snyder isn’t around to direct, the script he cowrote allows new helmer Noam Murro (Smart People) to craft a stylistically similar movie. In other words, the entire movie looks like an extended video game cutscene. Outside of its gorgeous, violent visuals, 300 Again makes less of an impression. TYLER PERRY’S THE SINGLE MOMS’ CLUB (PG-13) Nia Long, Windi McLendon-Covey, Amy Smart, Zulay Henao and Cocoa Brown star in Perry’s latest film about five different women who form a bond after a particular event at their children’s school. The women use their sisterhood as an

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outlet for discussing their problems and offer advice to one another. WHO CARES ABOUT KELSEY? 2012. Kelsey Carroll failed to receive a single academic credit during her freshman year and was caught dealing drugs. Thanks to Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and a planning program called RENEW, she turned it around. Filmmaker Dan Habib’s documentary follows Kelsey through the ups and downs of her senior year. This free screening is sponsored by the UGA School Counseling Program, UGA Office of Service Learning, Rutland Academy, The Cottage/Child Advocacy Center,

Nuci’s Space and Empowered Youth Programs. (CinĂŠ) THE WIND RISES (PG-13) Hayao Miyazaki’s latest, a fictionalized account of airplane designer Jiro Horikoshi, the man who built the Mitsubishi “Zeroâ€? fighter plane used in World War II, is a hauntingly poignant and beautiful work, encompassing many of the themes that obsessed Miyazaki over the course of his magnificent career. Jiro, a young aeronautical engineer, dreams of designing an airplane of incomparable beauty and usefulness. His first job for the Mitsubishi company constructing such a plane, however, is not a craft for peacetime, but for war. Japan’s

government is gearing up for battle and wants the deadliest aircraft it can build. Although Jiro is a thoughtful man, literally guided by his dreams to envision the reality of building the perfect plane, he is also ambivalent in his role as an architect of war. Meanwhile, Jiro falls in love with the lovely, yet ill, Naoko, whom he had met years ago in the aftermath of the 1923 earthquake. Naoko is dying of tuberculosis when he reunites with her, yet the two marry and attempt to find some semblance of happiness. World War II then erupts and‌ engulfs all. [Derek Hill] (CinÊ)

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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (R) There is a moment in writer/director Wes Anderson’s latest movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, that succinctly crystallizes his humanity and kinship with earlier directors Jean Renoir and Franois Truffaut, two major influences on Anderson’s approach to cinema. The Grand Budapest Hotel’s loyal concierge, M. Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), is serving time in prison, framed for the killing of one of his seasonal elderly guests (and lover), Mme. D (Tilda Swinton). Gustave pushes his cart of mush to each cell offering food to the other inmates. Most of the steely prisoners glower at him and refuse, perplexed by Gustave’s ability to maintain


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channeled through the influences of Renoir and Truffaut, as well as Ernst Lubitsch, Fellini and the Archers. Ultimately, it’s Anderson’s own fully realized voice that shines through. The movie is immaculately and impressively designed, much like the pastries that the young Agatha (Saoirse Ronan) delicately constructs, to the delight of everyone, including the baddies. But what makes The Grand Budapest Hotel resonate on a deeper level is its heart. Its surface may gleam like candy, but the absurdist fable told underneath is one of playful insight and warmth, peopled with characters who understand that it’s worth fighting for grand illusions in the shadow of ruthlessness and certain defeat.

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Camps and Cinema

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Oh, Right. Camps.

Once your children are old enough to realize that being in a large, dark room with flickCall me crazy, but I’m seriously starting ering lights and noises all around isn’t scary, to dread spring simply because of the annual going to see a movie can be downright fun. summer camp sign-up ritual. But then it’s a race to see how many classics If you’re new to the area or have a child you can get them to watch before they ineviwho is just now old enough to get camping, tably stumble onto the latest Disney fad. here’s the quick-and-dirty lowdown: AthensI’m always a fan of the discount prices at the Georgia Square Value Cinemas on an overly Clarke County’s Leisure Services Department offers camps that have staggered sign-up hot or rainy day. But another nice break from dates. (For example, the multiplexes (and for Lyndon the overpriced popThis is a great chance to get sign-ups House art camps are corn) is the kid-friendly shows at Ciné. A couple your kids to see a collection Saturday, Apr. 12; get in line early.) There of weeks ago, the of fun international are also dozens of EcoFocus Film Festival camps offered through included a special films that aren’t widely businesses and orgashowing of kid-friendly distributed otherwise. nizations that started movies that screened enrolling kids as early for a packed house. as mid-March. Direct your browser to athThis weekend, kids have an even bigger treat: for more The annual Fresh Look Athens International information. Children’s Film Festival. As a side note, let me just say (as I probThe event kicked off Sunday, Apr. 6 and ably do every year) that back in my day, “sumcontinues with a 2 p.m. screening Sunday, Apr. 13. This is a great chance to get your kids mer camp” was when your parents shipped you off to someplace out in the woods, where you to see a collection of fun international films slept in your sleeping bag and did activities that aren’t widely distributed otherwise. They like swimming and horseback riding. At the are mainly animated, but the styles and stoend of the week, you came home. But that’s ries are so varied that each stands on its own.

beginning is that as people learn more about the breadth of Athens, as the layers of the city are uncovered, their love for Athens will only go deeper… We’re absolutely sharing on the journey of finding hidden treasures that are in the city.” During the My Athens Family & Kids Day at the Georgia Theatre on Sunday, Apr. 13 at 2 p.m., Avid Bookshop and Treehouse Kid and Craft will host an afternoon of crafts, snacks and a walk-through of the gallery. My Athens Gallery Party, the exhibit’s main event set for Tuesday, Apr. 15 at 7 p.m., will be a collaborative fashion show between 15 local businesses. Kicking off at 8 p.m., the Classic City Rollergirls will model the latest spring ensembles and accessories from boutiques, including Agora, Agora Vintage, American Threads,

“Everyone has that place around town that others should know about and see. That doesn’t necessarily mean a restaurant or store, but even a stairwell, a light post or a detail that catches their eye from time to time,” says My Athens founder Greg Gilbert. “That’s the depth of the city perspective we want to stay at, and we want to do it creatively. There is beauty all around, and the definition doesn’t need to be limited.” Though celebrating the city of Athens through photography is the foremost goal, My Athens uses its platform to build community through collaborative events with local businesses that support Athens Area Habitat for Humanity. The proceeds of all photos, which are available to purchase at the show, directly benefit Habitat. Last year’s inaugural exhibition at The Bottleworks raised $2,500, assisting the nonprofit in building affordable housing for families in need. Over the past year, My Athens has expanded into highlighting the creative people who work behind the scenes through an interviews feature on its website. “We’re evolving and learning what we do well and how can we do more of that to impact the city,” Gilbert says. “That is absolutely where the blog comes in: the ability to go more in-depth but still do it in our own way, which involves more photos and always a focus on why people are choosing Athens.” Ultimately, My Athens hopes that locals will take a larger initiative in exploring their surroundings. “What we’ve seen from the

Community, Cheeky Peach, Dynamite Clothing, Encore, Flirt Fashions and Private Gallery Athens. The runway show will be followed by live music from Family and Friends around 9:45 p.m. and a late-night rooftop dance party with DJ Immuzication at 11 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

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Capturing Community: Created as a way to showcase the beauty of Athens and engage locals within the community, My Athens (@ My_Athens) is a photography project in which Instagram users tag photos of the people, places and events that make the Classic City special, using the hashtag #my_athens. Social media is a simple and efficient way to get quick and easy participation, but in order to offer a chance for face-to-face connectedness My Athens takes the photography off the phone app and onto the walls. For the physical exhibition at the Georgia Theatre, currently on display through May, the team curated top photos from over 12,000 user-submitted images, focusing on shots that best capture distinct, hidden or overlooked details of the city.

The Russian animated movie The Mole and the Sea is one of several short, kid-friendly films shown this weekend as part of the Fresh Look Athens International Children’s Film Festival. not the case anymore. Today’s camps mainly Leo Cotlar, who, along with a couple of fill the void left when school gets out, both in other volunteers, selects the films each year, an educational and in a child-care sense. says he scouts the films by attending several That said, I entered this spring feeling children’s film festivals a year. “In the last less pressure to fill up my daughter’s schedule few years we are also receiving DVDs and links because of a shift in our own family work from directors/producers who learn about our schedules—and because I festival and want to submit thought she would be old their shorts,” he says. Today’s camps mainly enough to take part in all Some of the highlights this year include The Mole fill the void left when the “7-and-older” camp options. (Canoeing! Tennis! and the Sea and Hedgehogs school gets out. Hiking! Zoo animals!) and the City for the younger Alas, I was mistaken. kids. For older kids, Cotlar Apparently her July 1 birthday is early enough says they’ll see themselves represented in Big to let her finish first grade by this summer, Mouth and Shame and Glasses. but not early enough to qualify her as a Cotlar says there’s a chance the festival 7-year-old for county-run camps. My husband could travel to other cities, and he’s been stood in line at Bishop Park only to find that contacted by officials in Savannah, Miami and we’ll have to wait another year. That meant Burlington, VT, about bringing the festival all my careful plotting and planning is out there, too. the window, and at this point, if you haven’t But for right now, it’s all ours. Tickets are signed up for the camps you like, you’d better $7.50 each and can be purchased from the hope you’re high up on the waiting list. Ciné box office the day of the show. For more on the festival, visit athenschildrenfilmfestiKristen Morales



Leaving the Nest: The Georgia Museum of Art will showcase 16 emerging artists graduating from the Lamar Dodd School of Art in its Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition,” on display from Saturday, Apr. 12 through Sunday, May 4. This year’s candidates are painters Caitlin Bieleta, Manty Dey, Kaelynn Hong and Elizabeth Bradford Kleene; fabric designers Natalia Arellano Blamey and Lauren Mary Bullock; sculptors Jacob Brault, Jourdan Joly and Jenna Katherine Kriegel; printmakers Lyndey Clayborn, Mike Levine and Tzvi Izaksonas; jewelers and metal workers Yu-hsien Shen and Patrick Walter; photographer Brittainy Lauback; and interior designer Yuan Quan. A public preview of the exhibition will be held on Friday, Apr. 11 from 6–9 p.m. in conjunction with the popular 90 Carlton: Spring, the museum’s quarterly open house. On Thursday, Apr. 17 at 5:30 p.m., the museum will host MFA Speaks, a panel discussion in which the current MFA candidates will explain their works. Jessica Smith

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A Lot of Noise, For the Love of It


ress play on Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything, the seventh album from Montreal, Quebec’s Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, and a child’s voice slips through the speakers: “We live on the island called Montreal, and we make a lot of noise because we love each other.” The voice is that of singer, guitarist and founding member Efrim Menuck and violinist Jessica Moss’ young son, Ezra. This unfiltered revelation at the beginning of the album’s opening song, “Fuck Off Get Free (For the Island of Montreal),” serves as a preamble to a marching anthem and a declaration of hometown pride that swells with spontaneity and passion. It’s also a telling metaphor for the album. “It felt very much like a fight standard when we were writing it,” Menuck says. “Everything else kind of fell into place after that.” With Fuck Off Get Free, Thee Silver Mt. Zion delivers a raw and energetic stream of disjointed images of rebellion, bluesafflicted poetry and some of its hardest-rocking excursions yet. It’s a massive album that draws strength from the balance it strikes between blaring volume and wafting subtlety. The musical sprawl that connects the opening number with an emotional roller coaster ride, from “Austerity Blues” and “Take Away These Early Grave Blues” to “What We Loved Was Not Enough,” is refined in its approach, yet stormy by design. Wielding such a divergent palette of sonic forms with aggression and abstract civic gusto is all part of the plan. “There is no avant-garde any more,” Menuck declares. “Everything has been done already, and all of the formal barriers have been torn down. There was a time when you could make political statements with form, and you could draw attention to the fact that you were doing something different. But in 2014, any artist—anyone who’s doing anything—can do whatever the fuck they want to do. There’s still a shit-ton of stuff that will marginalize you, but it doesn’t have anything to do with form.” The examination of modes of expression is an underlying theme for Thee Silver Mt. Zion’s musical evolution. As the story goes, in March 2000, Menuck, a co-founder of the post-rock large ensemble Godspeed You! Black Emperor, unveiled a side project of a more personal design. He had conceived of this

new group, then dubbed A Silver Mt. Zion, to teach himself how to properly score his own musical compositions. The initial drive soon changed, though, when fellow Godspeed cohorts Sophie Trudeau (violin and vocals) and Thierry Amar (bass, contrabass, vocals) filled out the band’s lineup. As a trio, with Menuck playing piano and guitar, an austere sound was born as a more democratic songwriting dynamic gave A Silver Mt. Zion a life of its own. The group’s first offering, He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corners of Our Rooms, released via Constellation, embraced a booming but brittle and mostly instrumental sound. Lilting melodies, haunting drones and a deep, dark resonance spread out over eight intrepid numbers. Songs such as “Movie (Never Made),” “Blown-Out Joy from Heaven’s Mercied Hole” and “For Wanda” felt gentle by comparison to Godspeed’s deep sonic valleys and rushing, guitardriven crescendos. Over the last 14 years, the group’s sound has grown increasingly broad. Its sparse and undulating drones have steadily gravitated toward a more ornate punk rock sound that revealed itself through such albums as 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons (2008) and Kollaps Tradixionales (2010). Menuck and company also paired with late Athens songwriter Vic Chesnutt for his final two releases, 2007’s North Star Deserter and 2009’s At the Cut. Released in January, Fuck Off Get Free is Thee Silver Mt. Zion’s first album in three years. It’s also the group’s second offering under its current, expanded moniker, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra. From the beginning, the band has performed using various incarnations of its core name—the Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, Thee Silver Mountain Reveries, et al.—changing its name with each shift in personnel. The current lineup, featuring Menuck, Moss, Trudeau, Amar and David Payant (drums and vocals) has been in place since Kollaps Tradixionales; hence, the name remains the same. A result of the emotional and sonic evolution that has transpired in the meantime, Fuck Off Get Free is Thee Silver Mt. Zion’s most lion-hearted collection of songs yet. The tighter focus on songwriting yields stronger melodies, and a

palpable sense of chemistry binds the group’s collective musical instincts. That’s not to say that improvisation plays much of a role at all; songs such as “Austerity Blues” and “What We Loved Was Not Enough” are built upon solid musical structures that hang in a balance of high-energy and complicated melancholy. Everything emerges as an amalgamation of punk, folk, metal and modern classical elements, sculpted by a band that functions as one musical and intellectual unit. “We write it all together in our shitty little jam space,” Menuck says. “Sometimes it’s all worked out in the process of getting from point A to point B. We figure out a lot on the road as well. Any given song is kind of like a tomato plant: After a while, they just kind of stop growing.” But that’s only partially true when it comes to the band’s live show. “At the end of the day, it’s just a tiny chunk of history when music has been a recorded medium—right around 100 years,” Menuck says. “Outside of that century, it was always something that was played and experienced live. And live has always been the focus for us. It’s even more of our focus [now], since no one is buying records anymore.” For Menuck, the mystique lies in the intangible tension that develops between an audience and a performer. “Some of our favorite shows have been some of the most miserable experiences,” he says. “Finding ourselves face-to-face with miserable audiences, not having any idea what’s going on in a town, and being there in front of everyone in this room dripping insanity. “There’s something to be said about living through that,” he adds. “Making a noise in opposition or working with that. We take what we’re given, and work with it.”

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series, which are placed smartly at the beginning, middle and end. Beneath all the menace in frontman Josh Evans’ delivery there is a disarming honesty. When it comes to Evans’ lyrics, it’s hard to pick out single lines to quote; they tend to blitz by at first, part of the band’s overall assault, only to pop up later in vulnerable moments. Hungover one morning after making a fool of yourself the night before, you might look in the mirror and think of the title track: “Be a man/ Do yourself in.� Your kid sister will get a tattoo that reads, “She bursts like a landscape.� And, within a year, you’ll probably have one, too. [Marshall Yarbrough]

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

Manmade Mountains: We Were There

Independent Release HHHHH Based on the band name alone, you might get the sense that Manmade Mountains walks the tightrope between synthetic and naturalistic modes of music-making. But on We Were There, the band mostly offers over-produced songs to mixed results. “Banjo Song� is indistinguishable from the Avett Brothers in every way: Strummed banjos, vocal harmonies and other stringed accompaniment all feature prominently. Manmade Mountains’ replication of that popular band’s sound is well executed but lacks any inventional element to set it apart. Songs like “From the Stratosphere� and “Birds and the Bees� recall the late ‘90s/ early ‘00s obsession with hand percussion coupled with acoustic guitars (I’m reminded, unfortunately, of Dave Mathews Band and O.A.R.). Again, there’s certainly nothing novel to these choices, but if that’s your thing, you’ll get it in droves on We Were There. Don’t get me wrong; there is some decent poetry here. The chorus of “Wishful Thinking� laments our misdirected, mass-media-stricken minds: “Do those people on the movie screen make you crazy?/ You spend every night just thinkin’ about ‘em, don’t ya, baby?� Ultimately, though, We Were There is a too-reverent hat tip to contemporary acoustic music. There are moments when an above-average lyric or an extraordinary vocal performance takes the wheel, but there aren’t enough of them to override the obvious comparisons. [Dan Mistich] Manmade Mountains plays New Earth Athens on Friday, Apr. 18.

Muuy Biien: D.Y.I.

HHBTM HHHHH On D.Y.I., Muuy Biien’s second full-length, the band harnesses all the energy, bile, spite and brilliance of its debut to create a record that is more controlled and more sonically varied but every bit as immediate. The result is staggering. The album is fast and loud, but repeated listens reveal it to be remarkably restrained in its construction—almost sparse, at times. The essentials are in the drums and bass—the guitars only come in when they need to, like the ghostly notes on the verse of “What Isn’t,� stumbling unevenly down the scale, orphaned, mournful. The ambient material, scattered on alternating tracks on the first record, is better integrated here, in the three tracks of the “Cyclothymia�

Muuy Biien plays The World Famous on Friday, Apr. 18.

Woodfangs: Future Vistas

Independent Release HHHHH Few remnants are left from Athens’ second-wave psych explosion. A small number of groups, including Hot Fudge and Black Moon, have taken up the freak-rock mantle, but if you were to take a quick glance around the whole of our local scene, you might think the days of inscrutable face paint and shambolic horn sections were nothing more than a vivid hallucination. The fever dream that Woodfangs puts forth calls back to those strange, heat-stricken days, to an extent. “Demolish,� the first track on the group’s new album, Future Vistas (recall that Dark Meat’s debut was titled Future Indians—coincidence?) even features, yep, a shambolic horn section. The title track melds blown-out psych-rock with horror-punk weirdness, including droning organ and a sneering vocal take from frontman John Woodfin Harry. Woodfangs’ current lineup features members of Muuy Biien and Monsoon, two popular local groups that have made names for themselves by providing fresh takes on tired genre tropes— proto-punk nihilism and post-punk over-caffeination, respectively. But sometimes Future Vistas feels like the work of a band unable or unwilling to transcend. The record’s campy first half is fun but fleeting, a roller-coaster ride through your cool uncle’s record collection. Things settle down by the time “I’m Just Dumb� rolls around, introducing a subtle country flavor to the proceedings. It’s the album’s first truly interesting track, and it’s followed by several similarly worthwhile tunes. The menacing chorus in “Come Down Easy� recalls Future Vistas’ first half, but it’s balanced by a scrappy, spacey, viola-heavy verse; the patient and melodic “Slippin’� and “Little Things� rather weirdly recall Crooked Rain-era Pavement. These moments inspire confidence. On Future Vistas, the unexpected mostly makes up for the uninspired. [Gabe Vodicka]





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hen the Tedeschi Trucks Band recorded its debut album, Revelator, in 2011, guitarist Derek Trucks and singer and guitarist Susan Tedeschi were surrounded by a cast of skillful musicians. The album revealed a fine set of chops but also a still-developing chemistry within the group. By the time Trucks and Tedeschi started working on their latest effort, a collection of Southern soul ballads and blues-rockers titled Made Up Mind, the band had developed a tighter bond, a greater sense of confidence and a lively musical chemistry. “This is really going to be a big year,” says Trucks, who earned a reputation in the 1990s as a prodigy with a penchant for slide solos. “I’ve never felt better about a musical project. There’s a lot of work to be done, and everyone’s pumped to get out there and see what we can make happen.” Now in his mid-30s, Trucks is one of the most seasoned veterans on the Southern jam band circuit. Initially best known as the nephew of Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks, in his teens he landed sit-in gigs with blues and rock greats like Buddy Guy, Bob Dylan, Stephen Stills, Widespread Panic and Joe Walsh. By the time he hit his early 20s, he was headlining his own shows. Leading the Derek Trucks Band, he explored Southern-fried soul and electric blues on his 1997 self-titled debut and five additional studio and concert collections. In 2010, the band started to morph into something new. Trucks and company released a live album, Roadsongs (recorded in Chicago during a 2009 world tour), around the time Trucks started collaborating musically with his wife, Tedeschi, an accomplished guitarist and songwriter in her own right. By 2011, Trucks and Tedeschi had assembled a new band, which eventually morphed into an 11-piece ensemble, including core members Oteil Burbridge on bass, keyboardist/flautist Kofi Burbridge and drummers J.J. Johnson and Tyler Greenwell. “I started developing a personality and an individual sound early on,” Trucks says. “But the main growth for me lately has been learning how to be a bandleader and how to appreciate songwriting and making albums… During my early years, I was more about how far we could take a performance. I was always kind of waiting for a solo section to see how explosive we could make it. It hit me later that I wanted to start making good records

that could age well.” Trucks and Tedeschi started working on Made Up Mind by writing tunes together and with a couple of pals, the Jayhawks’ Gary Louris and Soulive’s Eric Krasno. They began with a basic concept of what they wanted the new collection to be, and then let it take on a life of its own. The couple appears happy with the end result. “The whole process has been so much more positive for me, because I have trouble communicating my ideas fully, but these guys understand me and get what I want to do,” Tedeschi says. “Half the battle was having a great song in the first place… I can actually listen back to our new album and enjoy it. That’s not usually the case.” Indeed, both Trucks and Tedeschi say they enjoyed recording Made Up Mind far more than previous projects. Studio veteran Jim Scott (Wilco, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers) co-produced the album with Trucks and Tedeschi at their Swamp Raga Studios near Jacksonville, FL. According to Trucks, things clicked right away. “[It] was essentially like hiring another band member,” Trucks says. “Jim’s rapport with Susan and the rest of band was really special. He was open to ideas, and he offered great ideas. Jim was a great champion for Susan and her voice, and he really wanted to bring the best out of her. We were lucky to have him.” With Tedeschi’s soulful croon at the forefront, Made Up Mind rolls and rocks with punchy energy and sass. It’s a fluid, warmsounding album with two distinctive personalities—a raw, almost nasty rock and roll side and a softer, soul-ballad side. “There’s always an undercurrent of blues, jazz and gospel in what we do,” Trucks says. “Everyone in the band is a student and appreciator of great American music. As long as it’s honest, coming from a good place and has a certain level of dignity and musicianship, we don’t feel that anything is off-limits.”

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Sound on Sound: Local native Kris Barratt (Spring Tigers, The Capes) launched his new label a couple of months ago. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s named Klang Tone Records, and thus far its Bandcamp page features the digital versions

each release very good-looking. Stylistically, Klang Tone is a little scattered, because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comprised solely of Barratt and his friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; including the wildly unpredictable Magic Missileâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but its founder has his eye on the artier edge of punk and, as he puts it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;interesting electronic music.â&#x20AC;? Check

Music News And Gossip Old School: The Art Rocks Athens Foundation has launched a fundraising campaign for its premiere events scheduled to happen this May. The project is seeking $31,500, and the campaign will run until Saturday, Apr. 19. The nonprofit is dedicated to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;preservation and celebration of art in Athens and its influence on music.â&#x20AC;? This type of relationship used to be taken for granted in Athens, and often still is. But as our music scene grows and gets older, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an increasing need to document and preserve both memory and artifacts. The video explaining the fundraising effortâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and the specific events and exhibits it will fundâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; features Love Tractorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Armistead Wellford, who does a fine job of explaining everything. See for more. Wax On: The tracklist for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AthFest compilation album, which we previously reported will be pressed to vinyl for the first time, has been announced. Envisioned, per the press release, as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a cohesive rock collection,â&#x20AC;? the 10-song record features tunes from New Madrid, Drive-By Truckers, Elf Power, Family and Friends, Ruby the RabbitFoot, Cicada Rhythm, Shade, Faster Circuits, Nicholas Mallis and Ghost Owl. Pre-orders for the comp, which is officially out June 17, start Apr. 15 at Get more details at [Gabe Vodicka] Sing a Song: New West and Normaltown Records have a brand-spankinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; new spring

sampler for you. Physical copies were passed around town a few weeks ago, but if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like a download, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got you covered, too. The free 16-track release features tracks from Athens homeslices New Madrid, Yip Deceiver, White Violet, The Whigs and Ruby the Rabbitfoot, as well as tracks from out-of-town New West artists like Robert Ellis, Wild Moccasins and Young Rebel Set. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hefty and overall solid taste of what each label is up to, and you you can grab yours over at

Be Well Now: As we reported on our music blog, Homedrone, last week, former Athenian and incredible pop songwriter Bren Mead (Masters of The Hemisphere, Still Flyinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;) suffered a fall while hiking in his new home of New Mexico. While none of Meadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s internal organs were damaged and he suffered no internal bleeding, he broke several ribs, shattered his pelvis and suffered chest and shoulder injuries after plummeting approximately 20 feet and becoming trapped underneath a boulder. The rescue took approximately six hours, as winds made it impossible for a helicopter to reach him sooner. Mead is on a slow mend, and has already undergone several surgeries. Mead was an instrumental part of the indie-pop sound that swarmed Athens in the 1990s, and his music was among the first released by the Kindercore label. Friends worldwide started sending up prayers and well wishes as soon as this news hit the web (a fundraiser to help offset some of Meadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medical costs has been established at bren-mead-medical-and-living-expense-fund), and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to personally send every good wish possible his way, too. Bren, if you see this, know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always got a place to land here in Athens. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve left the light on for ya. l

New School: The seriously indie rock band Uncle Dad is playing all the time these days. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been casually avoiding the group because of its name but finally saw it a couple of weeks ago. While I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t totally Bren Mead floored, the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hooks are undeniable, and my ears kept perking up and noticof its various releases, including two demos ing them more as the set went on. The thing from Barrattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s band, Haints, the five-track is, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gonna need to see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em live, too, Verstärker EP and the 17-song Clearing House, because the one song Uncle Dad has available which features a decadeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth of songs online doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it justice. You can go listen recorded in England and Athens. The label to that track, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Location,â&#x20AC;? at musicbyuncledad. also took over the release of Je Suis Franceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, but to get the full effect Coleslaw III Drymouth after that bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deal youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gonna have to head to the 40 Watt with a Polish imprint fell through. Although Club Saturday, Apr. 19. And get there early, to date the label has only released castoo, because Uncle Dad (along with Programs) settes, there are plans to move into short-run is an opener. The Whigs headline. Keep up via lathe-cut vinyl. Aesthetics are both key and cornerstone, too, and Barratt is keen to make

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William Tyler, Dave Marr

Green Room ¡ 9 p.m. ¡ $6 (adv.), $8 (door) Those generally wary of instrumental music would do well to check out the Lost Colony EP, the newest offering from Nashville-based guitarist William Tyler. A session player who has been, at various times, a member of such indie linchpins as Lambchop and Silver Jews, Tylerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mechanical prowess on the six-string is rivaled only by his knowledge of and passion for the folk music of Appalachia and its mid-20th Century ilk. Stylistically, you can draw lines from John Fahey and Max Ochs all the way up to Jack Rose, Jim Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Rourke, Daniel Bachman and the rest of the American Primitive revivalist set, but Tylerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brand of traditionalism values storytelling above all else. No other working guitarist evokes such intricate and heartfelt narratives with nothing but his axe. Get there early to catch local songwriter Dave Marr, who has quietly been assembling a long-awaited new solo album. [Gabe Vodicka]

now via Burger Recordsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;makes abundantly clear. The record scales back the all-out aural assault in favor of a cannierâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; dare we say jammier?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s-aping, groovecentric sound. Fluid keys and aching pedal steel add welcome depth to the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well established punk sensibility; the ensuing contrast between ripped-shirt bombast and dope-haze folk-rock makes for a fun and escapist listen, the perfect soundtrack to spring-into-summer. [Gabe Vodicka] MUSIC | Friday, Apr. 11

Curren$y, DJ Dark Knight

Georgia Theatre ¡ 9 p.m. ¡ $20 Onetime No Limit soldier Curren$yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lyrics, delivered with his defiant Louisiana drawl, are nearly exclusively centered around one subject: weed. Unlike fellow enthusiast Wiz Khalifa, though, the New Orleans-born rapper deftly weaves various interrelated narratives into the dank, dense cloud of smoke, crafting warm, cloudy, low-riding bangers. Curren$y has experienced a critical revival the last few years, collaborating with underground favorites like Alchemist (on the superb

ART | Friday, Apr. 11

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Southworksâ&#x20AC;? & â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clay and Drawingsâ&#x20AC;? Opening Reception

Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville ¡ 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. ¡ FREE! On display in OCAFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Main Gallery, the 19th annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Southworks Juried Art Exhibitâ&#x20AC;? features a total of 84 pieces of Curren$y art from 74 local and national artists. Hundreds of applicaCovert Coup) and inviting Action Bronson tions were whittled down in an anonymous and Freddie Gibbs to lend verses to his fashion by juror Ron Platt, the Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at great new mixtape, The Drive-In Theatre. That effort bears a surprisingly old-school the Birmingham Museum of Art, to present the best in painting, drawing, pottery, tex- feel, jazzy organ samples providing a solidly organic basis for Curren$yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charactertile art, photography, sculpture and more. istic slow burn. [Gabe Vodicka] In OCAFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Gallery, the Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice Exhibit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clay and Drawings: Ron LECTURES & LIT | Tuesday, Meyers and Rich Panicoâ&#x20AC;? highlights the Apr. 15 work of two accomplished Athens artists. Meyers, who spent 20 years teaching at UGA where he retired as Professor Emeritus, Avid Bookshop ¡ 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30 p.m. ¡ FREE! creates functional pots from red earthenLen Vlahosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; new coming-of-age book, ware decorated with narrative, colored slip The Scar Boys, is ultimately the story of paintings of animals like chickens, cats, a teenage boy overcoming physical and rabbits and fish. Panico, a physician with emotional scarring through the power of 38 years of experience as a studio potpunk rock. After a gang of neighborhood ter, also creates stunning portraits using jerks tie 8-year-old Harry to a tree during pastels and is the founder of the Athens a storm, the tree is struck by lightning Regional Medical Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mind Body and Harry is badly burned. Bullying and Institute. Both exhibitions will be on display through Friday, May 9. [Jessica Smith] loneliness become his everyday reality for years, until a life-changing moment when charismatic Johnny suggests they start MUSIC | Friday, Apr. 11 a band together. Several pivotal scenes in the book take place in Athens. Vlahos, who played in a punk rock band called The Woofing Cookies in the mid-â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s, once found himself stranded in town after the Green Room ¡ 9 p.m. ¡ $5 (adv.), $7 (door) bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tour van broke down. During the Nashville has churned out more than consequential three-month stay, Peter its fair share of scrappy garage-rock bands Buck of R.E.M. produced a song for the over the past decade or so, and not all band, which in part helped it get signed of them have been worth their weight in to a small NYC-based record label. Vlahosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; denim. Natural Child, however, sits at the presentation will include live music, video head of the pack, a fact that the trioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latand a reading. [Jessica Smith] est full-length, Dancinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; With Wolvesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;out

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Wednesday 9 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 (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. 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: Customer Appreciation Event (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) Regions Bank hosts a customer appreciation event featuring jazz music by Bob Brussack. 5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! 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. See Story on p. 8. 8 p.m. EVENTS: Silent Auction (TaylorGrady House) The Undocumented Student Alliance at UGA and Casa de Amistad present a silent auction benefiting Freedom University. The event also includes live music, food and a performance by a local folk dance group. 6:30–8:30 p.m. $5–8. EVENTS: Rabbit Box “Out on a Limb” (Sandy Creek Park) Storytelling for adult ears. This month’s lineup includes Brittany Barnes, Jim Ford, Grayson Morris, David Noah, Bert Parks, Danetta Silmon, Scott Shamp and Alex White. Stories will be told around a bonfire. Bring chairs or blankets. 7 p.m. $2. EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Athens City Hall) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. 4–7 p.m. FREE! FILM: Who Cares About Kelsey? (Ciné Barcafé) 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 Children’s Advocacy Center and other programs. 7:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll Trivia (Jerzee’s Sports Bar) Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. House cash prizes. 10 p.m. FREE! www.


GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-6130892 GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 GAMES: 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 11–18. 6–8 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! madison 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 “How Did We Get This Way?” 7 p.m. FREE! www. LECTURES & LIT: Edith House Lecture (UGA School of Law) The Women Law Students’ Association presents The Home Depot executive Teresa Wynn Roseborough as the 32nd Edith House lecturer. Roseborough is the retail giant’s executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. 9 a.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys Book Discussion (ACC Library) Dr. P. Daniel Silk leads a discussion on Dreams of Trespass: Tales of Harem Girlhood by Fatima Mernissi. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 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. 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

Thursday 10 ART: Opening Reception (Gallery @ Hotel Indigo–Athens) “Living Room” contains works that consider the home environment by Benjamin Britton, Patrick Brien, Andy Cherewick, Rachel Cox, Brock

“The Muse of Learning” by Bob Clements (shown here with artist-wife Claire) is a new sculpture at the Athens-Clarke County Library. The sculpture was selected as a public art project by the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission. Gordon, Emily Hadland, Carol John and Erin McIntosh. 6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! ART: Benefit Art Show and Sale (Georgia Museum of Art) In recognition of National Public Health Week, the Public Health Association at UGA, Walton Wellness and the Georgia River Network are hosting an art exhibition. Includes affordable art, a short film in honor of healthy habits through art and complimentary refreshments. 5–8 p.m. FREE! 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 CLASSES: Proposal and Grant Writing Techniques (UGA Small Business Development Center) This seminar is designed to help existing small businesses seeking government contracts. Topics cover proper formatting, administrative procedures and specific requirements of writing a proposal. Includes a continental breakfast and materials. Register online. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $29. CLASSES: Scottish Country Dance Classes (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Easy-to-learn Scottish country dancing. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (flats, no heels). Every Thursday. 7–9 p.m. $36/semester, $3/class. EVENTS: Boybutante Presents: Drag Star Galactica (Little Kings Shuffle Club) This year Miss Thing takes drag search to the stars. Come out and watch as drag kings and queens compete with solo acts. The top performer wins an opportunity to perform at the 25th Annual Boybutante Ball. See Story on p. 8. 8 p.m.–12 a.m. Donations welcome. EVENTS: Mother: The Collective Dance Experience (Buffalo’s Café) An evening of dance, live music, spoken word, drumming, poi and visual art expressing the joys of

being a mother, having a mother and honoring the Divine Mother. Proceeds benefit The Cottage Sexual Assault and Children’s Advocacy Center. VIP seating available. 7–11 p.m. $15. EVENTS: Nature Ramblers (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group. 8:30–10 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden. EVENTS: Great Southland Stampede Rodeo (UGA Livestock Instructional Arena) Cowgirls and cowboys from all over the world show off their rodeo skills in this official International Professional Rodeo Association event. Apr. 10–12, 6 p.m. $10–15. FILM: Art Interrupted Film Series: Cradle Will Rock (Georgia Museum of Art) Cradle Will Rock presents a fictionalized account of the real events that surrounded the production of a leftist musical drama and the attempts to stop its production. The film follows the story of Orson Welles as he tries to stage a musical about a steel strike under the Federal Theater Program. Director Tim Robbins creates a commentary on the dynamics of art, power and politics. 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Dirty Birds) Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. House cash prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! 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) Thursdays. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000 GAMES: Trivia (El Azteca) Win prizes with host Todd Kelly. Every Thursday. 7:30–9 p.m. FREE! 706549-2639

KIDSTUFF: Book Jammers (ACC Library) Children and their families are invited for stories, trivia, crafts and more. This event promotes literacy through the art of listening and helps to strengthen attention spans. For children ages 6–10. 4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www. KIDSTUFF: Gallery Games (Georgia Museum of Art) Learn about works in the museum’s collection through a special interactive tour led by Callan Steinmann. For ages 7–11. 4:15–5 p.m. FREE! www. LECTURES & LIT: MingledorffLorimer Lecture in Print Media (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) A.J. Jacobs, best-selling author and Esquire magazine editor at large, delivers the annual lecture. Followed by a reception. 4 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Avid Poetry Series (Avid Bookshop) Paul Arrand Rodgers is known for the film criticism website, Fear of a Ghost Planet, and the hard-to-explain mash-up of OKCupid and WWE, Date with a Wrestler. Jim Goar is the author of The Dustbowl, The Lousiana Purchase, Seoul Bus Poems and chapbook Whole Milk. 6:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Good Nutrition Pays High Dividends (ACC Library) Daniel Kardouni discusses psychological and nutrition related health concerns common in older adults. 5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-6133950, LECTURES & LIT: International Modernism Lecture (Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S150) Jeffrey Meikle, Stiles Professor in American Studies at the University of Texas, researches industrial design and technology, visual representation in popular print media and alternative cultures from 1950 to the present. 5 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA Spring Dance Concert (UGA New Dance Theatre) View contemporary and

classical repertoire from UGA’s department of dance. Apr. 10–12, 8 p.m. Apr. 13, 2:30 p.m. $10 (students), $16. PERFORMANCE: Second Thursday Concert (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) This performance will feature Levon Ambartsumian and Shakhida Azimkhodjaeva on violin, Ruth Monson on viola, David Starkweather on cello and Evgeny Rivkin on piano, performing Schumann’s Piano Quintet and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio. 8 p.m. $18, $5 (w/ student ID), 706542-4400, PERFORMANCE: UGA Percussion Ensemble (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Professor Timothy Adams will lead the UGA Percussion Ensemble in their spring recital, performing a contemporary repertoire for a wide variety of percussion instruments. 6 p.m. FREE! THEATRE: Spring Awakening (UGA Fine Arts Building) A hit on Broadway, Spring Awakening adapts German playwright Frank Wedekind’s 1891 Spring Awakening: A Children’s Tragedy, which was a commentary on the era’s climate of sexual repression. Apr. 10–12 & Apr. 15–18, 8 p.m. Apr. 13 & Apr. 19, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. THEATRE: Oklahoma! (Athens Community Theater) A musical set in Western Indian territory at the turn of the last century, Oklahoma! centers on the love story between Curly and Laurey. Apr. Apr. 10–12, 8 p.m. Apr. 13, 2 p.m. $10–18. www.

Friday 11 ART: Opening Reception (OCAF, Watkinsville) In the Main Gallery, the 19th annual “Southworks Juried

Art Exhibition” features works by 74 local and national artists. In the Members’ Gallery, “Clay and Drawings: Ron Meyers and Rich Panico” highlights the work of two talented Athens artists. See Calendar Pick on p. 21. 6–9 p.m. FREE! www. ART: 90 Carlton: Spring (Georgia Museum of Art) The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present a special version of 90 Carlton previewing the 2014 Masters of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition. See Art Notes on p. 14. 6–9 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Mother: The Collective Dance Experience (Buffalo’s Café) See Thursday listing for full description 7–11 p.m. $15. www. EVENTS: Zumba After Dark (40 Watt Club) Zumba fever continues. 7 p.m. $10. EVENTS: Great Southland Stampede Rodeo (UGA Livestock Instructional Arena) See Thursday listing for full description Apr. 10–12, 6 p.m. $10–15. EVENTS: Georgia Trail Summit (The Classic Center) Experts will lead sessions addressing the farreaching benefits of trails from increasing exercise, offering lowcost alternatives for leisure activities and providing transportation. Mobile workshops on nearby trails will be offered for hikers, cyclists, paddlers and mountain bikers. Apr. 11–12, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. $60/both days. FILM: 24 Hour-ish Scavenger Hunt (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Film teams are given a prop, piece of dialouge and a secret third requirement. They then have until 12 p.m. on Apr. 13 to incorporate all three ele-

ments into a short film under seven minutes. Films will be screened on Apr. 23. 4–6 p.m. $20/team. www. KIDSTUFF: Open House at Freedom to Grow Unschool (Freedom to Grow Unschool, Hull) Check out Freedom to Grow Unschool, a learning community for kids in grades K–8 where curriculum is designed to fit each child’s specific needs. See the unschool in action, meet parents of current students and get all of your questions answered. 1–3 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Froggie Spring Fling (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Families are invited to learn about amphibians and search for newts, salamanders and frogs. 7–9 p.m. $7–10/family. 706-613-3615 KIDSTUFF: Curiosity Shop: Snack Attack (ACC Library) Join Larkin Merritt from The Daily Co-Op for this after-hours program to learn how to make inexpensive, healthy and delicious snacks. Pre-registration is required. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650, LECTURES & LIT: Sibley Lecture (UGA School of Law) Harvard Law School’s Goldston Professor of Law John C.P. Goldberg delivers the law school’s 111th Sibley Lecture. His presentation will address the blackand-white nature of tort law. 3:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Local Author (Avid Bookshop) G. Derek Adams is the author of Spell/Sword. He also writes, directs and performs with the Town and Gown Players. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop. com PERFORMANCE: UGA Spring Dance Concert (UGA New Dance Theatre) See Thursday listing for full

description Apr. 10–12, 8 p.m. Apr. 13, 2:30 p.m. $10 (students), $16. PERFORMANCE: “SuperHUMAN” (Morton Theatre) Dancefx’s adult program and performance companies present a selection of dance routines. Apr. 11–12, 7:30 p.m. $13–16. PERFORMANCE: UGA Wind Symphony Concert (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) Hugh Hodgson School of Music professor Jaclyn Hartenberger will lead the group in its final concert of the year. 8 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA Trombone Studio Recital (UGA Robert G. Edge Recital Hall) This spring performance will feature students of Hugh Hodgson School of Music professor Joshua Bynum. 3:35 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Aerial Theater 3000 (Canopy Studio) The Canopy Studio Repertory Company’s spring show includes aerial interpretations of iconic films and characters. The performance will highlight famous movie themes and memorable moments. Apr. 11, 8 p.m. Apr. 12, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Apr. 13, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6–15. THEATRE: Oklahoma! (Athens Community Theater) See Thursday listing for full description Apr. Apr. 10–12, 8 p.m. Apr. 13, 2 p.m. $10–18. THEATRE: Spring Awakening (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Thursday listing for full description Apr. 10–12 & Apr. 15–18, 8 p.m. Apr. 13 & Apr. 19, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.drama. THEATRE: ArtistoCats KIDS (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) Madame’s jealous and constantly-sneezing butler,

Edgar, cat-naps the beautiful cat Duchess and her artistokittens, Toulouse, Berlioz and Marie. Luckily, Thomas O’Malley and his rag-tag gang of alley cats come to the rescue. Apr. 11–12, 6 p.m. $2–5. 706-283-1049

Saturday 12 ART: Live Glassblowing (Bendzunas Glass, Comer) The family-run gallery demonstrates live glassblowing. 9 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! ART: Family Day: Slow Art (Georgia Museum of Art) Slow Art Day is a global event that invites visitors to take their time and slowly look at art. Families are invited to participate in a gallery games tour and then create a Slow Art-inspired work of art. 11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Great Southland Stampede Rodeo (UGA Livestock Instructional Arena) See Thursday listing for full description Apr. 10–12, 6 p.m. $10–15. EVENTS: Georgia Trail Summit (The Classic Center) See Friday listing for full description Apr. 11–12, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. $60/both days. EVENTS: 5th Annual Survivors and Supporters Celebration (Nuçi’s Space) Silent auction, free food, door prizes and a concert benefitting The Cottage Sexual Assault Center & Children’s Advocacy Center. Live music by Joe Cat, Kendra Camadeca and James Hunter & Southern Pride. 7–10 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Cherokee Rose 5K (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) A

5K race presented by Half-Moon Outfitters. 9 a.m. $25. 706-5487225, EVENTS: 12th Anniversary Event (Terrapin Beer Co.) This year’s celebration features a carnival, plenty of specialty beers and activities for all ages. 4:30–8:30 p.m. $20. www. EVENTS: MAGQuest (MadisonMorgan Chamber of Commerce) Participate in a photographic scavenger hunt through Madison history and culture. Judging, prizes and fun to follow at the Icehouse Underground. 2 p.m. FREE! 706474-1578 EVENTS: Southern Grill Master & Egg Hunt (Huley Park) Mia Food Bank presents free groceries, a kids’ zone and prize giveaways. 10 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE! $25 (vendors). EVENTS: Soirée of Music and Fashion (Go Bar) WUOG 90.5 FM’s “Edith on Fashion” talk show presents an evening of fashion and music. Includes a red carpet entry, awards for best dressed and music from DJ Skeezy D, DJ Coquette and DJ Mahogany. Wear something fabulous. 10 p.m. FREE! (21 & up), $3 (18–20). 706-546-5609 EVENTS: Really Really Free Market (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Second Saturday of every month. 12–2 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Boybutante Presents: Drag to the Future (40 Watt Club) For the Boybutante Ball’s 25th anniversary, all of your favorite local drag performers are taking you back to the age of hoverboards. See Story on p. 8. 9 p.m. $25. k continued on next page

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THE CALENDAR! EVENTS: FARMeander Weekend (Multiple locations) Participating farms include Burge Organic, Camp Twin Lakes, Crystal Organic, CJ Orchards, Greendale Farm, Sunflower Farm, Hundred Acre Farm and Tewksbury Farm. Select three to tour each day. A five-course meal is available for $100, and a wine and cheese tasting is offered for $20. Apr. 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;13, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $45 (one day tour), $85 (two day tour). EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. Live music by Hope For Agoldensummer and Caroline Aiken. 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Barnett Shoals Elementary School Spring Fling (Barnett Shoals Elementary School) Includes a petting zoo, pony rides, games crafts, inflatables and more for ages 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. Parents may shop the yard sale which sponsors Relay for Life, see local art, enter a raffle or hear local music. Food is provided by local vendors. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. REE! (adults), $5 (child wristband). EVENTS: Athens Area Democrats Breakfast (Brettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Casual American Restaurant) Gordon Sherman, a representative of the National Committee for Preservation of Social Security & Medicare, presents an update on related issues. 9 a.m. $11. 706-247-3558, GAMES: G Day: UGA Spring Football Game (Sanford Stadium) Get a preview of the upcoming sea-

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son as the UGA football team splits into red and black squads. 1 p.m. KIDSTUFF: Youth Academy Political Forum (ACC Library) The Youth Academy, an organization comprised of 9thâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;11th graders from area high schools, hosts a political forum addressing issues youth face on a daily basis. 11 a.m. FREE! 706338-9301 KIDSTUFF: Library Birthday Party (ACC Library) Celebrate the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 101st birthday with a puppet show performance of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Reluctant Dragonâ&#x20AC;? by David Stephens of All Hands Productions. Birthday cake after the show. 3 p.m. FREE! 706613-3650, KIDSTUFF: Peep Prints (Oconee County Library) Make some springtastic artwork using marshmallow Peeps. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Critter Tales (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Families are invited to listen to a story about nature. Staff will then bring it to life by visiting a critter or going outdoors for an activity. 2:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615 MEETINGS: Athens Polyamory Monthly Meeting (Check website for location) Athens Polyamory is a new social organization for those interested in nonmonogamy. Dr. Elisabeth Sheff, an international expert on children in polyamorous families, will offer a well-researched take on polyamory. 4 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Find them on PERFORMANCE: The Ecotones Present Ecopella III (UGA Chapel) The Ecotonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; third annual

spring concert and fundraiser for the Upper Oconee Watershed Network features a cappella performances. UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s With Someone Elses Money and Georgia Techâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Infinite Harmony will also perform. 8 p.m. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7. www. PERFORMANCE: UGA Spring Dance Concert (UGA New Dance Theatre) See Thursday listing for full description Apr. 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12, 8 p.m. Apr. 13, 2:30 p.m. $10 (students), $16. PERFORMANCE: â&#x20AC;&#x153;SuperHUMANâ&#x20AC;? (Morton Theatre) See Friday listing for full description Apr. 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12, 7:30 p.m. $13â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16. www.mortontheatre. com PERFORMANCE: UGA African American Choral Ensemble (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) Originally started as the Pamoja Singers, the UGA African American Choral Ensemble is celebrating its 25th year with a special reunion concert. 7 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Aerial Theater 3000 (Canopy Studio) See Friday listing for full description Apr. 11, 8 p.m. Apr. 12, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Apr. 13, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. www. SPORTS: Birdies & Brews: Jason Manthorne Memorial Golf Scramble (Jennings Mill Country Club, Bogart) To honor the memory of UGA triple-dawg degree recipient, Jason Manthorne, his friends and family are organizing the first annual Jason Manthorne Memorial Golf Scramble. Entry fee includes 18 holes, cart, lunch, refreshments and awards. Teams of four players are recommended but individuals are welcome. All proceeds will go toward the Jason Manthorne UGA Memorial Fund. 12:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. $65

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Sunday 13 ART: Exhibition Reception (Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, Buckhead) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Academy to Academy: The Inspiration of a Masterâ&#x20AC;? showcases works by students in fifth through eighth grade at Athens Academy. The exhibition is the culmination of a year-long collaboration in which the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibition, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Steffen Thomas: A Retrospective,â&#x20AC;? was displayed at the school. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. FREE! ART: Spotlight Tour (Georgia Museum of Art) See highlights from the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s permanent collection on a tour led by docents. 3 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Boybutante Drag Brunch (Taylor-Grady House) Spend your morning after the Boybutante Ball with the stars. See Story on p. 8. 11 a.m. $20. EVENTS: Scavenger Hunt at the Landfill (ACC Landfill) Hunt around for natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best recycler, the

vulture, as well as killdeer, crows, swallos, hawks and owls. Dress for a trail hike and bring binoculars. 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: FARMeander Weekend See Saturday listing for full description Apr. 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;13, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $45 (one day tour), $85 (two day tour). www. EVENTS: 13th Annual Trot for Tots 5K (Sandy Creek Nature Center) The race includes a family fun run at 1:30 p.m. and the 5K at 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit The Nancy Travis Childcare Project, a nonprofit that works to ensure local children have access to quality early care and learning programs. 1:30 p.m. (family fun run). 2 p.m. (5K). $20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;25. www. EVENTS: 19th Annual Classic City Brew Fest (Foundry Park Inn & Spa) Sample from close to 400 rare, regional and world craft beers. Proceeds benefit the Athens Area Humane Society. 2:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. $40. FILM: Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers: The Winding Stream (Winder Cultural Arts Center) Admission includes screening, post-screening discussion with the filmmaker and a reception. Pre-screening concert by The Weber Family. 5 p.m. (concert), 6 p.m. (screening). FREE! www. GAMES: Trivia (Buffaloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brewerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inquisition,â&#x20AC;? trivia hosted by Chris Brewer every Sunday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655, www. GAMES: Trivia (The Capital Room) Every Sunday! Hosted by Evan Delany. First place wins $50 and second place wins $25. 8 p.m. FREE!

GAMES: Trivia (Amici) Test your skills. 9 p.m. 706-353-0000 KIDSTUFF: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fresh Lookâ&#x20AC;? Athens International Film Festival for Children (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fresh Lookâ&#x20AC;? screens international short films for children. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $7.50. KIDSTUFF: My Athens Family & Kids Day (Georgia Theatre) Avid Bookshop and Treehouse Kid and Craft are teaming up for an afternoon of crafts, snacks and viewing the My Athens Gallery, a collection of Instagram photos. See Art Notes on p. 14. 2 p.m. $5. LECTURES & LIT: CafĂŠ au Libris (ACC Library) The Friends of ACC Library present poet Michelle Castleberry, who will read from her latest book Dissecting the Angel and Other Poems. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www. MEETINGS: Scleroderma Patient Support Group (East Athens Community Center) This group is affiliated with the Georgia Chapter of the National Scleroderma Foundation. The goal of the group is to provide information and support to patients, their families, friends and caregivers in a warm, positive environment. 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. PERFORMANCE: Aerial Theater 3000 (Canopy Studio) See Friday listing for full description Apr. 11, 8 p.m. Apr. 12, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Apr. 13, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. www. PERFORMANCE: Athens School of Music 10 Year Ensemble Show (Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar) The Athens School of Music is celebrating 10 years of being open.

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LECTURES & LIT: CafĂŠ Apollinaire (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) The Georgia Fine Arts Academyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sixth CafĂŠ Apollinaire includes Frontiers in Experimental Theatre in America, in which playwright John Patrick Bray will introduce three of his students with workshop productions of their plays: Rooftop Meetings by Brandon Brown, Boy Names by Molly Pease and The Library by Bailey Johnson. Athens Aristophanes Bowen Craig will read from his novels, and staged readings of his comedy sketches will be performed by local actors. Maggie Mize will present and discuss her paintings on steel. 7 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA Trombone Choir & Ensemble Concert (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Hugh Hodgson School of Music professor Joshua Bynum leads the UGA Trombone Choir & Ensemble in their last concert of the academic year. 6 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) The ensemble presents the music of Claude Baker, featuring the composerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burlesque for saxophone, violin, cell and piano; Three Phantasy Pieces for Viola & Percussion; and Omaggi e Fantasie for tuba and piano. 8 p.m. FREE!

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KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Monday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650 LECTURES & LIT: Social Entrepreneurship (Miller Learning Center, Room 101) South African Yusef Randera-Rees left behind a high-paying Wall Street job to return to South Africa and support the entrepreneurs of one of the poorest villages. Part of UGA Thinc. Week. All day. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Genealogy on the Internet (ACC Library) A brief introduction to genealogy Internet resources. Registration is free but required. Class is limited to 10 people. 6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Democracy and Nonviolence in Iranâ&#x20AC;? (UGA School of Law) This lecture is presented by professor Ramin Jahanbegloo, associate professor and York-Noor Visiting Chair in Islamic Studies at York University in Toronto. 3:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4:30 p.m. FREE!,

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EVENTS: My Athens Gallery Party (Georgia Theatre) My Athens presents a collaborative fashion show featuring clothing, accessories and styling by 15 local businesses. See the gallery exhibition featuring Instagram photos taken in the Classic City, and hear live music by Family and Friends. Followed by a rooftop dance party with DJ Alfredo. See Art Notes on p. 14. 7 p.m. $12. FILM: Errol Flynn Tribute: The Sea Hawk (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) Cannons thunder, blades clatter and Eric Wolfgang Korngoldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dynamic music swirls as Errol Flynn plays a dashing, seagoing rouge who cammandeers a 40-gun galleon, endures captivity and boldly escapes to win the hand of the woman he loves. Rory Flynn, daughter of Errol Flynn, will share anecdotes about her fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legendary career. Includes a reception catered by The National. 5 p.m. & 8 p.m. $10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 (screening only), $20 (screening and reception). FILM: The Peabody Decades: 2000s Potpourri (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) The Peabody Decades season finale, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Look Away,â&#x20AC;? explores the new millennium through radio, television and history. 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Win house cash prizes with host Todd Kelly. 7:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Todd Kelly every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289 GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Fuzzyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Presented by

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Dirty South Trivia. Every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0305 GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Troubadour Bar & Grill) Trivia provided by Dirty South Trivia. Play for house cash prizes. 7:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Read to Rover (Oconee County Library) Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, nonjudgmental environment that helps kids develop their reading skills and builds confidence. Register for a 15-minutes session. Grades K-5. 3:15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4:15 p.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 KIDSTUFF: Story Time (Oconee County Library) Stories, songs, movement and crafts for ages 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. FREE! 706-7693950 LECTURES & LIT: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Advancing the Startup to Scaleup Movementâ&#x20AC;? (UGA Tate Student Center, Theater) David Butler, Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The Coca-Cola Company, discusses breakthrough innovation and how Coke is building an entrepreneurial culture. Part of UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thinc. Week. 12:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: LGBT Greeks: Reading & Book Signing (UGA Memorial Hall) Author Latoya Hankins will discuss her latest book, K-Rho: The Sweet Taste of Sisterhood. K-Rho tells the story about three sorority sisters who refused to let sexual preference intrude on their sisterhood. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author: Len Vlahos (Avid Bookshop) Vlahosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; young adult novel, The Scar Boys, is about a severely burned teenager who finds strength through playing in a punk rock band. This event includes live music and video. See Calendar Pick on p. 21. 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never Get a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Realâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jobâ&#x20AC;? (Miller Learning Center, Room 102) Scott Gerber, founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council, teaches unemployed and underemployed aspiring small business owners, students and recent college graduates how to become their own bosses. Part of UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thinc. Week. 4 p.m. FREE! www. PERFORMANCE: Piano Recital (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Pianist Matthew Bengston has performed in France, Italy, Hungary and New York Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carnegie Hall. 8 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Tuba Performance (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Tubist Deanna Swodoba teaches at Arizona State University. 6 p.m. FREE! THEATRE: Spring Awakening (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Thursday listing for full description Apr. 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 & Apr. 15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18, 8 p.m. Apr. 13 & Apr. 19, 2:30 p.m. $12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16. www.drama.

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Wednesday through Apr. 23. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:25 p.m. $10. 706-613-3589 CLASSES: Salsa Dance Classes (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Cuban-style salsa dance classes with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday. 6:30-7:30 p.m. (intermediate), 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginners). $10 (incl. drink). www. EVENTS: UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Next Top Entrepreneur Finals (Miller Learning Center) UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Next Top Entrepreneur is an annual campuswide competition among students with ideas of start-ups. Part of UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thinc. Week. 8 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Seen/Unseen: Sapelo (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) The Georgia Virtual History Proejct and the UGA Willson Center for Humanities and Arts present electronic and in-person presentations aimed at telling the story of Sapelo Island, a stateprotected island located in McIntosh County, GA. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: VIP Music Industry Mixer (40 Watt Club) Learn about the Grammy process, Recording Academy and advocacy efforts. Includes promotions, discounts, cash prizes and libations. RSVP by

KIDSTUFF: Magnetic Poetry Workshop (ACC Library) Celebrate National Poetry Month by making your own magnetic poetry kit. For ages 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. FREE! 706613-3650, LECTURES & LIT: Talking About Books (ACC Library) This month the club will celebrate National Poetry Month with local poet and professor, Dr. Larry Preston who will offer a session on how live experiences touch poetry. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706613-3650, LECTURES & LIT: â&#x20AC;&#x153;She Started It: UGA Women Innovatingâ&#x20AC;? (UGA Tate Student Center, Reception Hall) Hear from some of UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most innovative and thoughtful women as they share experiences and insights about the role of women in entrepreneurship. Part of UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thinc. Week. 10:30 a.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Starting Points from Successful Entrepreneursâ&#x20AC;? (Miller Learning Center, Room 101) A panel discussion of successful entrepreneurs will share success stories. Part of UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thinc. Week. 6 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Booking Signing (Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar) William M. Brandon III will sign copies of his new novella, Silence. Aida Curtis, Seth Hendershot and Mr. and Mrs. Brandon will read from the new release. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. FREE!

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 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s alternative. Cutters Pub 10 p.m. 706-353-9800 DJ MOB KNARLY Local DJ spins a set of party tunes every Tuesday. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.georgiatheatre. com. UMPHREYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MCGEE Progressiveminded jam band known for its improvisational skills. On the Rooftop. 11:30 p.m. FREE! LAZY LOCOMOTIVE Local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice Box and High Strung String Band. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 VILLAGE OF SPACES Experimental psych-folk outfit from Maine. GURGLE TWINS Macon-based experimental group featuring members of Cult of Riggonia.

Amos Lee plays the Classic Center on Sunday, Apr. 13. email. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. FREE! 40wattrsvp@, join 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! EVENTS: Wine Tasting: France vs. U.S. (The Globe) Sample classic examples of French and American wines from Burgundy, California, Bordeaux and Washington. 6 p.m. $10. 706-353-4721 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Trivia (Willyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 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. GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-6130892

MEETINGS: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Have You Had a Spiritual Experience?â&#x20AC;? (UGA Tate Student Center, Room 143) An open discussion for all faiths to share spiritual experiences including dreams. 6 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA Wind Ensemble (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The concert includes Bernsteinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Overture to Candide, Barberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sure on this Shining Night, Vaughan Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Overturn to Henry V and Mussorgskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pictures at an Exhibition. 8 p.m. $5 (w/ student ID), $10. THEATRE: Spring Awakening (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Thursday listing for full description Apr. 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 & Apr. 15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18, 8 p.m. Apr. 13 & Apr. 19, 2:30 p.m. $12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16. www.drama.

LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 8 Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. WILEY EYES Local rock band.

WET GARDEN Erotic guitar and keyboard jams from local electronic psych duo. DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves. Green Room 11 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens. com HIGHER LEARNING Combines â&#x20AC;&#x153;a sonic palette of rock, electronica, jazz, hip-hop, ambient and world music.â&#x20AC;? Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. 706-850-8561 CHESTER ENDERSBY GWAZDA Baltimore-based singer-songwriter associated with Dan Deaconâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wham City collective. LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by Christian DeRoeck, formerly of Woods, playing garage rock with country and pop sensibilities. Little Kings Shuffle Club Cine Benefit. 10 p.m. $5. ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE Following the screening of Gimme Shelter at Cine, local bands play

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

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Wednesday 9 Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $10. YO MAMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND Funky, hard-hitting collective from Asheville, NC. CONSIDER THE SOURCE New York trio who describe themselves as â&#x20AC;&#x153;sci-fi Middle Eastern funk.â&#x20AC;? 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 and simplistic rock tunes. BAD NUDES Benjamin Taylor performing â&#x20AC;&#x153;three songs of tech-yes and bass picks-ups, no drops.â&#x20AC;? COTTONMOUTH Local group featuring members of Pretty Bird and Muuy Biien. Expect lots of fuzzy, heavy drums and bass. DJ TAINT Xander Witt of Muuy Biien spins new wave, post-punk and goth. Green Room 9 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door). www. WILLIAM TYLER A Nashville musician who has performed with Lambchop and Silver Jews, Tylerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solo work combines intricate, Appalachian guitar arrangements with drone and ambient noise. See Calendar Pick on p. 21. DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer plays a set of solo material in his resonant country twang. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com JAZZ JAM Some of our townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most talented jazz musicians have been getting together to make Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music at this monthly happening. Bring your axe and join us, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear. Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! Little Kings Shuffle Club 6 p.m. DJ JACK JIGGLES Popular local DJ spins a set of party tunes.



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THE CALENDAR! ing a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Green Room 9 p.m. $5. MAJESTICO Garage-rocking band from Nashville. RANCH GHOST Nashville-based garage-rockers. TURF WAR Catchy, Southern-tinged garage rock out of Atlanta influenced by the likes of The Replacements and Creedence Clearwater Revival. THA HUGS Five-piece rock and roll band from Atlanta. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! lkshuffleclub DJ WINSTON PARKER Local dude spins the sweet tunes. Max 9 p.m. $2 (21+), $5 (under 21). 706254-3392 IMPETUS A weekly metal mashup/ electro/trash/EBM/’80s/industrial dance and video party put on by local DJ collective BeatmatchedHearts. Hear metal remixed future-style, along with hits from the ‘80s and a blend of current underground dance tunes geared towards the rowdy and darker side of club life. New Earth Athens 7 p.m. $5. www.newearthmusichall. com SOUTHERN FRIED FUNK Five-piece funk group from Auburn, AL featuring Austin Solomon, Russ Garner, Larry Mitchell, Jason McMillans and Kenny Heard. New Earth Athens 9:30 p.m. $10. ROB GARZA DJ from the duo Thievery Corporation performs a solo set. PHIL.HARMONIQ Electronic dance artist from Atlanta. TROGDOR Local trance DJ. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 STRAIGHT NO CHASER Local groove-oriented group. 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! The World Famous Tim for Athens! 9 p.m. OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham that explores songs and instrumentals with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion. SUMMER HYMNS Athens songwriter Zachary Gresham plays intricate and powerful indie-folk.

Friday 11 Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. TASTE LIKE GOOD Alternative rock band from Athens. GRAWKS New local rock and roll band. MURDER THE MOOD Local alternative rock band. FEVER BREAK No info available.



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Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. THE NEW SOUND OF NUMBERS Experimental pop and post-punk project led by Hannah Jones, visual artist and percussionist for Supercluster. M COAST Andy Gonzales’ long-running Elephant 6 project returns. WAREHOUSE “Jaded-jazz/jock-rock” band from Atlanta. 40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5. DANA SWIMMER Local band playing a garage rock montage with sweet, soulful undertones. NEW WIVES Charming Athens indie rockers inspired by groups like Modest Mouse and Cursive. BROTHERS Local band plays swirling, folky tunes that are rich with strings, twisted overdubs and haunting vocals. Georgia Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884 JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He’ll be joined by Kevin Fleming. Georgia Theatre 10 p.m. $20. CURREN$Y New Orleans rapper known for his laid-back flow and smoking lots of weed. See Calendar Pick on p. 21. DJ DARK KNIGHT Atlanta DJ spins a set of tunes. Go Bar 12 a.m. 706-546-5609 A TRIBUTE TO FRANKIE KNUCKLES Local DJs ChamberMusic and Souvenirs present a tribute to the late Godfather of House. Green Room 9 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www. NATURAL CHILD Grimy, Nashvillebased proto-garage band. See Calendar Pick on p. 21. SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere. FREE ASSOCIATES Local garagerock band that experiments with noise and attitude. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. THE STARLITE DEVILLES Local, passionate country-rock outfit. JOHN & BRITTANY Philadelphiabased rock and roll duo. ANDREA NARDELLO Singersongwriter who has earned comparisons to Melissa Etheridge and Shawn Colvin. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! lkshuffleclub IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz, Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock. TWIN POWERS DJ Dan Geller (The Gold Party, The Agenda) and friends spin late-night glam rock, new wave, Top 40, punk and Britpop. DJ Z-DOG Loveable local DJ spins top 40 hits, old-school hip-hop, high-energy rock and other danceable favorites. The Melting Point 8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door). www. BEN TAYLOR Acoustic, rootsy folk singer-songwriter whose dad happens to be James Taylor.

JULIE HOLMES Local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who specializes in acoustic jams. New Earth Athens Music Unites. 9:30 p.m. WISE UP RISE UP New reggae, rock, funk, blues and psychedelic band from Athens. UNITED STATES OF ATLANTA No info available. NO SLEEP No info available. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 ANDREW SCOTCHIE AND THE RIVER RATS Hard-rocking bluesfunk band from Asheville, NC. Nuçi’s Space 7 p.m. $10. YOURFEST BATTLE OF THE BANDS Local groups compete to win 20 hours of free rehearsal time. Admission includes a Your Pie pizza, an Insomnia Cookie and a chance to win one of the door prizes. The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840 REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. 9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals. Troubadour Bar & Grill 8 p.m. FREE! 706-906-7760 SOLID GOLD THUNDER Four-piece rock band from Saint Simons Island. VFW 8 p.m. 706-543-5940 COUNTRY RIVER Country band.

Saturday 12 Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! HOPE FOR AGOLDENSUMMER Charming and highly praised local neo-folk band delivers the thriftstore gospel. Featuring the captivating vocal harmonies of the Campbell sisters. (8 a.m.) CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance. (10 a.m.) Dirty Birds 10 p.m. $5–7. athenslatinparty ATHENS LATIN RED & BLACK PARTY Dance to Salsa and Latin music by DJ Melo. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. BOYCYCLE Local folk-pop band, featuring the beautiful clash of acoustics and synths and starring the confident vocals of Ashley Floyd. GOD A GO-GO New local band feauring members of Free Associates, Sex BBQ and The HUMMS. THE GEORGIA CRAZIES Members of Mother the Car unleash explosive blues-rock as a two-piece. Four Brothers Sports Tavern 4 p.m. FREE! THE BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock trio. Georgia Bar 10:30 p.m. 706-546-9884 CARLA LEFEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, is back with a new lineup and a new, more rocking sound.

Go Bar Music and Fashion. 10 p.m. 706-5465609 DJ SKEEZY D & DJ COQUETTE Two DJs spin a 30-minute set for WUOGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fashion show. DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and unexpected faves. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 3:30 p.m. CAMP AMPED BAND Tunes from Nuçiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spaceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group of future stars. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $8. CAROLINE AIKEN AND CATCH A C.A.B. One of Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; most talented performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance. 90 ACRE FARM Local Americana band. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! lkshuffleclub EASYRIDER Spinning all your favorite jams from the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 SQUISCH Local jam band that continually shuffles through genres.

Four Brothers Sports Tavern 4 p.m. FREE! THE AMAZING RANDY No info available. Pizza Hut 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. FREE! (Baxter Street location) KARAOKE Choose from over 13,000 songs with host Kevin Cody. Every Sunday. The World Famous 8 p.m. www.theworldfamousathens. com BLACK GIRLS Energetic psych-soul outfit from Richmond, VA.

The World Famous Experimental Mondays. 8 p.m. www. FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths. STRAYS French garage-pop-inspired band with members of Velocirapture. APROTAG Local ambient/drone outfit.

Tuesday 15 Cutters Pub 10 p.m. 706-353-9800 DJ MOB KNARLY Local DJ spins a set of party tunes every Tuesday.

Georgia Theatre Americana Mondays. On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! 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. MONKEYGRASS JUG BAND Local roots music crew.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $11 (adv.), $13 (door). THEE SILVER MT. ZION MEMORIAL ORCHESTRA An offshoot of Canadian post-rock ensemble Godspeed You! Black Emperor, this group plays apocalyptic, punk-inflected, orchestral rock. See story on p. 15. AMEN DUNES NYC-based psychrock outfit led by songwriter Damon McMahon.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 GOPEN MIC NIGHT Every Monday, show off your skills. Organizers welcome â&#x20AC;&#x153;singers, writers, films, jokers,

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 ABE LEONARD AND THE BREAKING NOW Asheville, NC-based experimental folk band.

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Wednesday 16 Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. 10 FINGERS STRONG Hardcore metal that also delves into rapcore. AENEMIC New local Tool cover band formed by former Suex Effect drummer Jon Daniels. AMERICAN LESION Hard-rocking band from Atlanta. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, psychfolk music from the artist formerly known as Tom(b) Television. GINKO Edgar Lopezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fuzzy hip hop project. kidDEAD Nashville-based hip hop artist. SPOKEN NERD Nashville-based â&#x20AC;&#x153;poet, prophet, artist, producer, satirical indie hip-hop talk music rocker.â&#x20AC;? Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $15. COLE SWINDELL Groove-laden country singer-singwriter from Bronwood, GA. ADAM CRAIG Country artist from Nashville. 11:55 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre. com THE PEOPLEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BLUES OF RICHMOND A crazy three-piece psychedelic rock/funk group from Richmond, VA. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave. SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band. NE-HI Chicago-based indie rock band whose music is sun-kissed with psychedelia. RITVALS Loud, rumbling junk-rock band with a bad attitude and a retooled lineup. DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s pop/soul and punk rock.

Patrick Park plays the Melting Point on Tuesday, Apr. 15. Nuçiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space Survivors & Supporters Cottage Celebration. 7 p.m. FREE! www. JOE CAT Local troubadour whose influences range from Steve Earle and Townes Van Zant to Johnny Cash. KENDRA CAMADECA Young local singer-songwriter. JAMES HUNTER & SOUTHERN PRIDE Local country band. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the blues since 1962. The World Famous 8 p.m. www.theworldfamousathens. com THE HOWLIN BROTHERS Traditional folk from Nashville.

Sunday 13 The Classic Center 8 p.m. $27â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$49. www.classiccenter. com AMOS LEE American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. RAYLAND BAXTER Nashville-based Americana artist.

weirdoes, players, magic, noodlers, doodlers, idea guys, fake TED talkersâ&#x20AC;? and more. Green Room 9 p.m. $3. BRENDA NICOLE MOORER Indie/soul singer-songwriter from Milwaukee, WI. MICHAEL BOWMAN Local altcountry/blues singer-songwriter, originally from Harrisonburg, VA. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night every Monday. The Melting Point 8 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens. com THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hoot features Antoon, JP & Johnny and The Brothers Comatose. Susan Staley opens and hosts. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 ADAM POULIN & FRIENDS The local fiddler leads a groove session with the help of various guests.

JULIA READ Brooklyn, NY-based singer-songwriter playing sweet, intimate folk. SNIP DILLARD No info available. TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, psychfolk music from the artist formerly known as Tom(b) Television. LOGAN SHIRAH No info available. TOM EISENBRAUN This local artist and poet deals in both heartfelt balladry and instrumental guitarscapes. The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5. www. PATRICK PARK Park has flirted with indie and mainstream success with his confessional folk tunes. New Earth Athens Project Safe Benefit. 8 p.m. CARL LINDBERG / GRO/ CONSCIOUS See Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s listing for full description 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 The Visitor Center Acoustic Gang, Scott Little and the Normaltown Flyers.

Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. BRET MOSLEY Soulful Americana singer-songwriter from New York City. MATT TEMPLETON Local folk singer. Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 KARAOKE WITH THE KING See Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s listing for description The Melting Point 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www. NELO Energetic rock group based out of Austin, TX. MELODIME Rootsy, Southern-flavored alt-rock band from Northern Virginia. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 DARYL HANCE Formerly the guitarist for JJ Grey & Mofro, Hance goes solo with an â&#x20AC;&#x153;unrelenting sonic blast of groovinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rock and roll music.â&#x20AC;? The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Porterhouse Grill 7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join Nicholas Wiles, Drew Hart and Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

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ART Call for Artists (Margo Sterling Silver) New shelves are up for local artists to display and sell their art. There is no cost to use the space, but the shop keeps a percentage of the profits. 706-372-1462 Call for Artists (Amici) Currently accepting artists for the spring lineup. Email samples of work to Human Rights Festival Artist Market (Downtown Athens) The Athens Human Rights Festival is seeking artists to fill 50 spaces for an artist market. Electricity available upon request. Must provide own tables and displays. Fest on May 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $50 (one day booth rental), $75 (both days). 706-202-9169, www.

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@

CLASSES Bikram Hot Yoga (Bikram Yoga Athens) Classes in hot yoga are offered seven days a week. Beginners welcome. Student discounts available. 706-353-9642, Clay Classes (Good Dirt) Weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Try Clayâ&#x20AC;? classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wheel every Friday from 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Try Clayâ&#x20AC;? classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $20. 706-355-3161, www. Dance Classes (Floorspace) Sulukule Bellydance presents classes in bellydancing, Bollywood

dance, theatrical â&#x20AC;&#x153;bellyesque,â&#x20AC;? and Middle Eastern drumming. Visit website for schedule. Gentle Chair Yoga (Healing Arts Centre) This chair based class provides access to the postures in a way that lets the body relax into them, allowing muscles to soften and elongate. Every Wednesday, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. 706-613-1143, Mac Workshops (PeachMac) Frequent introductionary courses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intro to iPad.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 12, Apr. 21, Apr. 26, Apr. 30. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intro to Mac.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 9, Apr. 19, Apr. 23. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intro to iPhoto.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 14, Apr. 28. FREE! 706208-9990, workshops Mindfulness and Meditation Immersion Weekend (Thrive) This retreat includes meditation instruction, guided sessions of mindfulness practices, 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. 706-850-2000, www.

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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.â&#x20AC;?Tea Towels! One Color Screenprinting.â&#x20AC;? May 10, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. $50. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Posters! Two Color Screenprinting.â&#x20AC;? May 24, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. & May 31, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4:30 p.m. $75. Check website for full descriptions and to register. Quilting (Sewcial Studio) Quilting classes for beginner to advanced students cover both traditional and modern projects. 706-247-6143, Yoga 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





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HELP OUT Adopt-a-Mom for Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day (The Ark United Ministry Outreach Center) The Ark has launched an initiative in partnership with Iris Place to honor moms who may otherwise be forgotten on Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. Real moms in need of TLC can be adopted throughout the month of April. $25/mom. www.

American Veterans (Athens, GA) Drive VA furnished vehicles to transport vets living with disabilities to local clinics and Augusta hospitals. Weekdays, 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m., once or twice a month. 706-202-0587 Donate Blood Give the gift of blood! Check website for donor locations. 1-800-RED CROSS, www. HandsOn Northeast Georgia (Athens, GA) HandsOn NEGA is a project of Community Connection of Northeast Georgia that assists volunteers in finding flexible service opportunities at various organizations. Over 130 local agencies seek help with ongoing projects and special short-term events. www.

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Yoga for Musicians (Healing Arts Centre, Sangha Yoga Studio) This class is designed to meet the unique needs of musicians by preventing or rehabilitating performance-related injuries and reducing anxiety. Tuesdays, 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www. Zumba (Mama Birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Granola) With instructor Maricela. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7. www.mamabirdsgranola. com



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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, 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

ART AROUND TOWN ALWAYS BAKED GOODIES (723 Baxter St.) Colorful abstract paintings by Maria Nissan. Through April. AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) 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. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enchantmentâ&#x20AC;? includes drawings by Margaret Schreiber, photography by Michelle Norris and paintings by Cameron Bliss. Opens Apr. 12. Reception Apr. 17. 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. 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. 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.) Artwork by Heidi Hensley. Through mid-May. 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;Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition.â&#x20AC;? Opening reception Apr. 11. Through May 4. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Selections in the Decorative Arts.â&#x20AC;? Through June 29. â&#x20AC;˘ Strata #4 by Quayola is an immersive video installation that reworks classical masterworks into contemporary abstractions. Through June 20. â&#x20AC;˘ Tristan Perichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Machine Drawingâ&#x20AC;? will create itself over the course of six months. Through Sept. 21. THE GEORGIA THEATRE (215 N. Lumpkin St.) My Athens presents a gallery full of Instagram photos taken of the Classic City. VIP preview night Apr. 4. Gallery reception Apr. 15.

National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (Central Presbyterian Church) Family and consumer support groups are held every Monday at 7 p.m. FREE! Project Safe Emotional Abuse Support Group (Athens, GA) Demeaning behavior and hateful words can be just as harmful as punches and kicks. Child care provided. Wednesdays, 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

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peting to design The Twilight Criteriumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trophy. Trophy protoypes will be displayed in the windows of Barberitos, The Branded Butcher, Cillieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clothing, The Clubhouse, Dynamite Clothing, The Grill, Hotel Indigo, Low Yo Yo Stuff, Tame Style Bar and Tenaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fine Diamonds & Jewlery. Vote for your favorite by using the â&#x20AC;&#x153;text to voteâ&#x20AC;? number displayed. Through Apr. 23. www. 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. Ukulele Rentals (ACC Library) 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. Must be 18 or older. Free lessons and chord sheets are available online. 706-613-3650, www. f

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Works by Ansley Sproull. Through Apr. 20. 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. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Living Roomâ&#x20AC;? includes works that consider the home environment by Benjamin Britton, Patrick Brien, Andy Cherewick, Rachel Cox, Brock Gordon, Emily Hadland, Carol John and Erin McIntosh. Opening reception Apr. 10. Through June 15. 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;? Through Apr. 11. LAST RESORT GRILL (174 Clayton St.) Photography by Brittany Smith. Through April. LOFT GALLERY AT CHOPS & HOPS (2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Hail the Coming of Another Springâ&#x20AC;? features large acrylic paintings, collages and assemblages by Charley Seagraves. Through May 15. 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. Through June 5. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) In the Main Gallery, the 19th annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Southworks Juried Art Exhibitâ&#x20AC;? includes works by 74 artists. Opening reception Apr. 11. Through May 9. â&#x20AC;˘ In the Members Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clay and Drawings: Ron Meyers and Rich Panico.â&#x20AC;? Opening reception Apr. 11. Through May 9. 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. Rust and over-dyed fabric on canvas by Bill Heady. SIPS (1390 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Elizabeth Ogletree. Through April. 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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2BR apts. Completely remodeled. W/D, furnished, air. Dwntn. & bus route. $500/mo. Call Louis, (706) 338-3126. 2BRs Dwntn. across from campus avail. for Fall semester. (404) 5575203, www.downtownathensrentals. Eastside quadraplex, 2BR/2BA, $500/mo. & 2BR/1BA, $475/mo. Eastside duplex, 2BR/1BA & FP, $525/mo. 3BR/2BA & FP, $700/mo. 2BR/2BA condo, Westside, 1200 sf., $600/mo. Call McWaters Realty, (706) 353-2700 or cell, (706) 5401529. Fall pre-lease special: first month rent free. 1BR & studio apts. avail for rent. Located off S. Milledge Ave., on both UGA & Athens Transit bus lines. Furnished & unfurnished options avail. Call (706) 353-1111 or visit

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4BR/2BA Newly renovated house at 255 Hillcrest Ave. $1800/mo. Contact CollegeTown Properties, (706) 850-7740 or visit us a www.

$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/1BA house ($1000/mo.) CHAC, W/D. 12 ft. celings, HWflrs. Need handyman to work off rent. 353 Oak St. Walk to UGA. (706) 548-4819, (706) 319-1846.

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) 4241571.

5BR/3BA Cottage available for Fall 2014. Great living area and spacious bedrooms. Large back deck. On bus line. $299/mo. per person ($1495/mo. total) (706) 3951400.

2BR/1BA. Near UGA, LR, DR, den, HWflrs., all appls., fenced yd., garbage p/u, carport, elec. AC, gas heat, no pets. $550/mo. 117 Johnson Dr. Owner/Agent Stan, (706) 543-5352.

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Avail. now or for Fall. Eastside 3BR/2BA, lg. BRs, deck. Recently fully renovated. Fenced back yd. 5 minutes from campus, on the eastside.120 Woody Lane, 30605. $800/mo. (229) 263-2300 or (706) 207-4243. Boulevard Area. 135 Cohen St. 2BR/1BA. Front & rear porches. HWflrs., nice yd., W/D, DW, some pets OK w/ fee. Lease, deposit and references required. Avail. Aug. $825/mo. Call (706) 540-4752. Boulevard Area. 672 1/2 Barber St. 2BR/1BA. Newly renovated. W/D, DW, some pets OK w/ fee. Lease, deposit and references required. Avail. Aug. $625/mo. Call (706) 540-4752. Boulevard Area. 190 Stevens St. 2BR/1BA, fenced yd., sunroom, W/D, DW. $725/mo. Avail. Aug. Some pets ok w/ fee. Lease, deposit, references required. Call (706) 540-4752 Boulevard Area. 686 Barber St. 3BR/1BA, HWflrs., high ceilings, W/D, DW. $795/mo. Avail. Aug. Some pets ok w/ fee. Lease, deposit, references required. Call (706) 540-4752 Boulevard area. Huge 2BR/2BA, lg. windows, high ceilings, HWflrs. behind Daily Co-Op. 235 #2 Hill St. $1150/mo. Boulevard Property Management (706) 548-9797. Boulevard Area. 265 Blvd. Hts. 1BR/1BA, fenced yd., nice porch, HWflrs., W/D. $575/mo. Some pets ok w/ fee. Lease, deposit, references required. Call (706) 5404752 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 Large 3,000 sf. townhome available for Fall 2014. 3-5BR/4BA, $1300/ mo. W/D, trash & pest control included, pet friendly. (706) 3951400 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) 202-9905 for more info or to make an appt. to view the property. Westside 3BR/1.5BA. 5 min. to GA square mall, Athens Church and Loop. CHAC. $700/mo. Avail. April 1. Call (706) 354-2176.




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Parking & Storage Parking places for rent across from UGA. $30/mo. (706) 354-4261

Roommates F looking for clean, quiet and considerate roommate for Eastside apt. Perfect for vet student or grad student. Avail. Fall. $375/ mo. + 1/2 utils. Spacious BR & BA, laundry room, kitchen, lg. living room and sun room. If interested please email sarahtemple88@

Rooms for Rent Dashiell Cottages. Aspiring National Park Service. Wildlife observation, environmental c o n s e r v a t i o n p r o p e r t y. N e a r u n i v e r s i t y. A l l a m e n i t i e s , a l l private entrances. Move in $85/ wk. (706) 850-0491.

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Advice for Lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Persistent Questions My Mind on My Money My husband and I are pretty broke. I am a poor graduate student; he moved from another country to live with me in the States and basically had to start over. I have been having a hard time figuring out how to be supportive of him lately, though. He has a job that pays OK but wants to quit it, because his co-workers are racist and pick on him for being foreign. But he seems to be so picky about what to do next! Whenever I make suggestions to him, he says that they are not the type of work he wants to do. Whenever I express worry about our finances, he thinks I am accusing him of avoiding his responsibilities. It makes for some pretty stressful conversations. The thing is, though, what I make as a grad student is just not enough to cover the basics. As much as I would like to be supportive of him taking his time to find his path, I need to pay the bills, and I need his help to do it. What are some strategies for talking and thinking about this situation in a healthier way? Strapped

For the past several years, literally all she can talk about is being stuck in her relationship. I recognize that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suffering from battered-woman syndrome. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve tried just listening to her, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve tried pointing her to resources, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve dropped every piece of advice I can think of but she seems incapable of moving on and away from this poisonous shitbag. At this point, I feel like a bad friend, because I am so effing tired of hearing the same things every time we talk. I have my own problems (unemployed, major illness), but we rarely talk about those things. The only part of my life she seems interested in is when I have a problem with my significant other. She almost seems to take joy in hearing that other people have relationship problems too. How do I get her to realize that when I complain about my SO not taking the trash out, it in no way compares to putting up with the kind of abuse sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suffering? And what else can I say or do to help her move on with her life? Wish I Could Help Her

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You need to reframe your idea of what her response to your help is going to look like. Made-for-TV movies and television What you can do, Strapped, is let him talk to me. And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll shows from the early â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s would have you believe that the explain to him that he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quit his current job until he has two of you will have one heart-to-heart and then sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have another one lined up. And by lined up, I mean the ink is dry, her suitcases packed and walk out with her children. There and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re waiting for him to start. I do not mean he thinks would be music playing, and her chin would be raised. But, his buddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cousin might know of an opening in a few months. after several years of this, you know that thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not realistic. The reasons for this rule are several. First, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mired in a terrible situation, and part of her abuserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weather a period of his unemployment. Second, it is very hard pathology, as you point out, involves to get a job when you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have manipulating her in such a way that one. It is much easier, and you find makes it extremely difficult for her much better work, if you are looking to see that leaving is a real option. for a job while you already have one. This can be extraordinarily frustratThat having been said, whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s haping to someone viewing the situapening to him at work is not trivial, tion from the outside, but remember and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t blame him for wanting to that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s truly living in an alternate get out. His co-workersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; behavior has realityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;one in which her relationship the potential to be really damaging. is normal and would be perfect if she If the situation were reversed and would just work harder at pleasing you were truly uncomfortable going her bf. in to work, how long would he expect You mention the ways youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve tried you to stay with that job? to help herâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;listening, pointing her I recommend a three-pronged to resourcesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;as if those attempts approach right now. First, recognize have failed. From your perspective, that his co-workersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; behavior may you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t helped her successfully rise to the level of harassment. If because sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still in this relationthatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the case, his employer has an ship. But you have no real way of obligation to address the situation, knowing what the impact of your and your husband needs to pursue friendship has been. It may be a this formally. He needs to document source of tremendous comfort to her. what has been said, when, and by You may be slowly helping her see whom. He needs to attempt to force or that she has support and friends who his workplace to address and remedy value her outside this relationship. the situation. So I say continue listening to her While heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing this, he also and asking her about the relationneeds to be looking for another job. ship. Be careful not to attack him or the relationship, but give His employer may not respond, he may never feel comfortable there regardless of the outcome and/or he may just be ready to her the space and freedom to talk about it. If she senses that you want her to leave him and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not ready, then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve change fields. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d suggest he polish his resumeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;todayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and just become another person with expectations of her that she start sending it out, asking around and generally shaking the bushes. Clocking in to a bad job becomes a lot easier when you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t meet. Her decision to leave can only come from her and only know thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an end date or when you just know that there are when sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ready. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make her ready, but you can be other options out there. supportive and be nearby so she knows that when she is ready, While all of this is going on, the two of you need to have a sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have help. conversation in which you consider all possible ways to reduce You are her friend and will continue to be her friend by your expenses in order to take some pressure off your income. providing support. However, while all this is going onâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and it During this conversation, everything about your lifestyle is may continue to go on for some timeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;you need to realize that on the table. This includes finding a roommate, moving someshe is not in a position to be the kind of friend that you need where cheaper, living in a camper, selling your car, giving up right now. You need someone who can give time and attention cell phones and on and on. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to do all of those things, but you need to consider them. Reducing your expenses to your problems, someone who can share in your excitement when you have good news, and someone you can complain to to the point where your income can carry you both will give without having your complaints distorted. You need to give him tremendous freedom. yourself permission to find that friend (or those friends) and spend time with her as well. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not abandoning your best friend; you are finding other friends so youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not depending Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had the same best friend for many years now. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen on your bff for something sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not capable of providing right each other through so many ups and downs, and I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t imagnow. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what will sustain you enough to allow you to keep ine life without her. The problem is that several years ago, she helping her. became involved with an abusive shitbag. This man is not just abusive to her; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a total shitbag to her children too. Rhonda






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