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Timâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lack of experience is not an issue. Every mayor we elect for the first time is inexperienced at being mayor and has to learn on the job. He has shown by his enthusiastic agitation for opening Athens government up for everybody that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s willing to work hard and learn what needs to be done.


Tim is an outsider. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in nobodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pocket. He operates out in the open, not behind closed doors. This is important for our government and for our city. We need a mayor who includes everybody in the decision-making, not just an inner circle. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way Tim works; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way he would work in the mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office.

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Tim knows Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the hard way. He has been out there for a long time now, going door-to-door, meeting people, listening to their concerns. He is not telling them what they want to hear; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s out in the neighborhoods listening to what people want to tell him. He has a sidewalk-smarts grasp of our city and its needs.





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Tim would be the best thing that could happen to the Athens-Clarke County Commission. He would have to rely on its members for their knowledge of government. The commission would immediately come out of its dormant state and start taking care of the peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business. The mayor and commission would work as a team, the way theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re supposed to do.


Tim would bring a youthful perspective to our government, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extremely important in a college town which is increasingly resigning itself to old, do-nothing attitudes that favor the status quo and fear rocking the boat. Athens desperately needs somebody who will shake things up and try new solutions to the same old problems that bedevil us day after day.


Timâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideas for Athens are on the cutting edge in meeting the challenges we face. For instance, he sees our potential for a free and frequent, combined city and campus bus system, while our government is busy kicking our citizens off the university system, because our expensive-and-infrequent system canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t compete. Another example of why we need Timâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision.


Tim has a sense of humor and knows how to use it to make a point. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s willing to dress up as Charles Darwin to promote a write-in campaign against our science-denying congressman. Tim is completely serious about the need to improve government, but he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take himself too seriously.


Tim is focused on our most important issues. He is committed to addressing the problems of poverty that get swept under the rug while almost 40 percent of our citizens live in poverty. Tim reminds us constantly that this burden, which crushes so many, also affects our whole communityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; schools, public health, public safety and our local economy.


Tim â&#x20AC;&#x153;getsâ&#x20AC;? Athens. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a musician. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a homeowner. He works a 9-5 job and then goes out and tries to improve his community. He understands how Athens works, how it depends on the university, how it attracts people from all economic, social, racial, sexual and educational strata. He understands the importance of making our government work for everybody.


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talking about Prince Avenue, this time at an Athens GOP meeting Monday, Apr. 14. One attendee asked Denson if she had heard from any of business owners about the Complete Streets: Prince Avenue proposal for a road-diet demonstration project aimed at making the street safer to cross. Denson said she had not. “I don’t know” what business owners think, she said. Either she forgot or she ignored the input, but Denson has heard from business owners on the topic. The batch of emails Ever since the University of Georgia started operating a The bottom line is that Athens Transit, though one of the Flagpole obtained a few weeks ago includes one from Avid free bus that runs between the Health Sciences Campus in best systems for a city this size in the nation, is not meetBookshop’s Janet Geddis, who wrote that three of her customNormaltown and the main campus, Athens Transit has lost ing the needs of the community, and so citizens turned to ers were hit by cars, and she and her employees have had a ridership and revenue as riders opted to take the free bus that a cheaper, more convenient alternative. Seeing that, county number of close calls. runs every 20 minutes rather than wait for the one that comes officials opted not to improve the service, but to get rid of the “I sometimes wonder how people’s feat of crossing Prince once an hour and costs $1.75. competition. It’s like Warner Brothers shutting down Marvel may be negatively affecting my business,” Geddis wrote. “I No more. The Athens-Clarke County Commission will conbecause too many people went to see Captain America. suspect that having a much safer way to get across the street sider a new agreement with UGA that sets the rate at which “I wonder if we couldn’t change our routes on Prince would lead to an increase in foot traffic and a corresponding UGA reimburses Athens Transit for providing “free” rides to Avenue so it is more convenient for folks who won’t use the increase in sales.” UGA students and employees. If the commission approves the UGA bus anymore,” Commissioner Jerry NeSmith said. But that Denson also heard from Normaltown property owner Jimmy agreement, starting July 1, the Health Sciences bus won’t stop would cost money, Manager Alan Reddish replied, and so every- Wilfong, who thinks the road diet will choke traffic. Guess on Prince Avenue anymore, instead operating as an express bus body dropped it, of course. which one she listened to? between the two campuses. Denson also repeated her canard that road diet Campus Transit, funded by student fees, curproponents want to somehow game the results by rently has an “open door” policy, allowing anyone doing the demonstration in April (a month she to board free, because it’s not worth the trouble previously described as “early summer”). “You to check UGACards. It was ACC’s idea to end that don’t do it when traffic is lightest,” she said. “You policy for the Health Sciences bus. “This was not do it during real traffic.” a UGA request,” ACC Assistant Manager Blaine For one thing, proponents agreed to Denson’s Williams said. suggestion to move the demonstration to fall, and Exceptions are carved out for the Milledge then the mayor wouldn’t put it on the agenda, Avenue bus that serves fraternities and sororianyway. For another, there is the same amount of ties, as well as UGA’s evening service to student traffic in April as there is in October, except for apartment complexes on South Milledge Avenue football Saturdays. It makes no sense to design and Riverbend Parkway. In addition to the Health our transportation infrastructure for the seven Sciences bus, the language would also apply to days a year when 100,000 people are coming into UGA buses running to the new veterinary teaching town. Like every other street in Athens, Prince is hospital on College Station Road when it’s built. a mess on gamedays, and it’d a be a mess whether UGA students and employees account for more it had three lanes or 30. than half of Athens Transit’s 1.7 million annual There was a time back in February, when this riders and contribute $1.4 million to the system, Goodbye, free Health Sciences bus. Remember the times I rode you downtown and got drunk and rode idea of a demonstration was first proposed, when you back to my house? We’ll always have the memories. so the contract is vital. “We were able to get sevit looked like a no-brainer. Literally no one was eral concessions we thought were advantageous opposed to it, at least publicly. The business and to both parties,” Williams said at the commission’s Thursday, There is hope. The contract binds UGA to participate in an property owners along Prince wanted it. Neighborhood resiApr. 17 agenda-setting meeting. The contract addresses several upcoming study that the commission committed to do back in dents wanted it. Athens Regional Medical Center wanted it. issues that UGA and ACC staff have been negotiating for some December, after a Flagpole cover story on this issue prompted The Chamber of Commerce, once reliably opposed to anything time: a discussion about perhaps combining the UGA and ACC bus progressive, was not standing in the way. Yet now, somehow, • UGA’s inability or unwillingness to pay the typical $1.60 systems and providing free transit to everyone. That study is the issue has become so muddled that it may never happen— bulk fare, which was lowered to $1.41. scheduled to take place sometime after the new fiscal year which is probably the point. • How to split about half a million dollars in additional fed- starts July 1. “It’s become a political football,” Denson said at the eral funding resulting from UGA reporting its ridership to the Commissioner Kelly Girtz urged delaying a decision about Republicans’ meeting. Wonder how that happened. feds. (ACC will get 40 percent and UGA 60 percent through a the Health Sciences bus until after that study takes place. “It credit against its reimbursement to ACC.) might be a worthwhile approach, with this study coming up, Workforce Housing: The ACC Housing and Community • The contract will run for three years, not one, and each to hold off on that component until the study is complete,” he Development Department is getting ready to hire a consultant year the rate UGA pays will be tied to inflation. said. to do a long-discussed workforce housing study, Director Rob • The loss of more than 20,000 Athens Transit riders and Trevena told commissioners at a Tuesday, Apr. 14 work session. $40,000 in lost revenue since UGA began operating the health Nancy and Prince, Part Infinity: The sun rose in the east, The study will look at the rental housing needs for workingsciences bus. and so Mayor Nancy Denson once again caused a stir while class families in a market dominated by student apartments

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Downtown Development: I may have been too harsh in criticizing one such development, the Landmark Properties proposal for the Armstrong & Dobbs property. Commission District 3 candidate and scourge of bad development everywhere Melissa Link reports that she recently attended a meeting with ACC officials to discuss the project, and she came away with the impression that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not as bad as she previously thought. If Melissaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not out there chaining herself to a bulldozer, we probably donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have much to worry about. But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still not convinced itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great. The parcel is a key gateway into downtown. Jack Crowleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recently completed downtown master plan (p. 12) recommends residential or office space along Wilkerson Street, where Landmark wants to put a parking lot, the absolute worst use of land possible. Nor, as stated earlier, does the development include the full Hickory Street Extension connecting the Multimodal Center and UGA.

School Budget: Other than state-mandated step increases, the Clarke County School Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed $125 million budget doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t include pay raises. On the other hand, no furlough days! And after years of layoffs, the district is hiring 33 new employees, including 18 teachers. CCSD is still running an anticipated $3 million deficit, but with $22 million in reserves, the financial picture is looking much more stable than it did a few years ago. The Board of Education tentatively approved the budget Apr. 10. Two public hearings are scheduledâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 at Gaines Elementary School and Thursday, May 15 at Alps Road Elementary Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;before final passage June 10. Blake Aued






Tuition Hike: The Board of Regents voted last week to raise tuition at the University of Georgia by 7 percent, continuing the trend of shifting costs from taxpayers to students and their families. In-state tuition for UGA students who take more than six hours of classes will be $4,295 per semester in the fall, compared to $4,014 this year. Some students will have a hard time paying the higher tuition rate, according to Claire Suggs, senior education policy analyst at the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A student struggling to pay for classes at the University of Georgia next year will need to come up with about $600 more,â&#x20AC;? Suggs said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;State lawmakers set aside 3 percent more for HOPE Scholars next year. That wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come close to covering the new tuition costs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The state paid for about 75 percent of the cost of higher education before the recession and 25 percent fell to students and families paying tuition. The cost is now split about 50-50 between state funding and tuition. That cost shift â&#x20AC;&#x153;A student struggling makes it harder for Georgia students to attain a college to pay for classes degree and for the state to at the University of realize its goal of adding 250,000 more graduates Georgia next year by 2020 through Complete College Georgia.â&#x20AC;? will need to come University system offiup with about $600 cials said the hike is needed to fund 1 percent merit more.â&#x20AC;? raises for employees (the first since 2009), pay for new medical education programs like residencies for students at the Athens Health Sciences Campus and lower the cost of textbooks. A UGA pilot program replaced a $100 biology textbook with a free online textbook. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our differential tuition strategy gives us the flexibility to set tuition at rates that ensure our institutions can fulfill their instructional mission but also address the affordability concerns of students and parents, particularly at our access institutions,â&#x20AC;? Vice Chancellor for Fiscal Affairs John Brown said in a news release, citing UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s middle-of-the-pack affordability ranking among peer institutions. But tuition has more than doubled in less than a decadeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it was $1,910 for full-time UGA students during the 2006â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2007 school year. Over the same time period, state lawmakers have cut higher education funding by $200 millionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;even as enrollment has risenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and cut the HOPE Scholarship so that it no longer covers full tuition for most students. At the University of North Georgia, as at 27 other nonresearch universities, tuition will rise 2.5 percent.

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It’s interesting to contemplate what the political impact of Obamacare might be as we roll towards the general election in November, particularly in the marquee races for governor and U.S. senator. The Georgians who signed up for coverage through the insurance exchange are mostly those who previously could not get health insurance or are receiving a federal subsidy to help pay for their premiums. When the Republican candidates for governor and senator say they will do everything in their power to repeal Obamacare, they are effectively telling 221,000 potential voters that they will try to take away the health insurance coverage they just signed up for. How much could a bloc of 221,000 people affect a statewide election? Deal’s winning margin over Roy Barnes in 2010 was 258,821 votes. Current polls indicate that the upcoming race between him and Democratic challenger Jason Carter could be closer than that. You also have to consider the other side of the coin. Deal still has to survive a Republican primary election in a few weeks where former Dalton mayor David Pennington and state School Superintendent John Barge are also on the ballot. Anything less than unyielding opposition to the health care act would cause problems for Deal in that election, although I don’t see his position on this issue ever changing—the governor’s dislike of Obamacare appears to be quite genuine. You also want to keep your political base fired up for the general election, and I’m not aware of a more potent method for motivating Republican voters than promises to kill Obamacare. On the national level, public sentiment towards the Affordable Care Act is slowly becoming more positive as more people sign up for coverage. Will that be the case for Georgia as well? Tom Crawford

As reported back in February by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Jim Galloway, Gov. Nathan Deal, shucking and jiving to dodge responsibility for withholding the Medicaid lifeline from struggling rural hospitals, said that if we’re serious about containing health care costs in this country, we’ll restrict access to emergency rooms, so we won’t have “the excessive costs associated with unnecessary visits” to ERs. He singled out the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act as the cause of the struggling hospitals’ financial problems. The EMTALA was signed into law in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, a conservative icon. Deal, despite labeling it “a bad law,” knows that the EMTALA has nothing to do with runaway medical costs “associated with unnecessary visits” to ERs. But he’s counting on the rest of us not to know that—a pretty safe bet, since you have to get down in the weeds to understand what’s really going on here. Recently, Deal sheepishly walked back his earlier comment, assuring us that he’s not proposing to restrict access to emergency care. But he didn’t really do much to disabuse us of what everybody “knows,” which is that the federal government is picking our pockets to provide free hangnail treatment for “those people,” you know, people from youknow-where. Since what everybody “knows” bears hardly any relation to the truth, it’s worth a few minutes in the weeds to get straight about this. It won’t hurt a bit, I swear. First off, the American Hospital Association calculates that uncompensated care—consisting of bad debt and charity care—has remained remarkably stable over the period from 1980 through 2012, ranging from 5.1–6.4 percent. Even though the AHA doesn’t break out uncompensated care provided by ERs, it’s pretty clear, even to numerically challenged people like me, that emergency care isn’t driving hospitals to ruin. Looking at the EMTALA in particular, it may come as news to those who “know” how this all works that everybody treated at a hospital emergency room is legally liable for the charges, and the hospital has three years to hound you for payment if you don’t pay up promptly. What the EMTALA requires is that anyone requesting treatment—without regard to ability to pay, citizenship or anything else—be evaluated to determine whether his or her condition satisfies the law’s criteria for an emergency. The law defines an emergency medical condition as “a condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity… such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in placing the individual’s health… in serious jeopardy, serious impairment to bodily functions or serious dysfunction of bodily organs.” So hangnails are off the table. Incidentally, so is withdrawal from drugs. The law says that the ER can’t delay the evaluation and treatment, if the patient’s

condition is found to be an emergency, in order to investigate his or her financial situation or insurance coverage. So if you’re delivered to an ER with a serious gunshot wound, the staff can’t say, “Hang on, pal, while we run a credit check on you.” But the law doesn’t bar the hospital from doing that after it’s treated you. And if you show up at an ER that, after evaluation, finds that it’s not equipped to treat your emergency condition, the law requires the ER to transfer you to a facility that is equipped to treat you. Some people, like a writer I read recently in Forbes magazine, complain that the EMTALA is an “unfunded mandate” the federal government imposes on hospitals. Strictly speaking, that’s right because any uncompensated care hospitals provide under the law isn’t reimbursed. However, since the 1980s, about the same time the EMTALA was enacted, something called the Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program has channeled funds to hospitals to partially offset their losses from caring for low-income, uninsured and

If you’re delivered to an ER with a serious gunshot wound, the staff can’t say, “Hang on, pal, while we run a credit check on you.” underinsured patients. But when Congress was writing the Affordable Care Act, hospitals agreed to reductions in DSH funds, expecting that more insured and Medicaid patients would make up for the funding loss. There were two things the hospitals didn’t count on. One was that the U.S. Supreme Court would strike down the section of the Affordable Care Act that required states to expand Medicaid coverage, with the federal government funding 100 percent of the expansion for the first three years and 90 percent thereafter. And the other was the refusal of several states, Georgia among them, to expand Medicaid coverage as the Affordable Care Act originally envisioned. Meanwhile, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens treated the hospitals to an additional sharp stick in the eye by proudly doing everything he could to make it hard for Georgians to sign up for health insurance on the federal exchange. So the precarious condition of hospitals in the rural areas of our state, where most everything is precarious, has nothing to do with federally mandated unnecessary “free” emergency medical care. That’s a figment of anti-federalists’ fevered imaginations. It has everything to do with rural hospitals not having enough patients. If Gov. Deal really wants to find a culprit for that, he need look no further than the nearest mirror. Leon Galis

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The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is one of those political issues that divides Georgians more sharply than anything else. Republicans mostly hate it; Democrats tend to support it. Whether you like or dislike the health care act, it has found a market among consumers, both in Georgia and nationally. There were 221,604 people who signed up for coverage as of Mar. 31 through the health insurance exchange operated by the federal government. “These numbers show that there was an unmet demand for affordable health insurance that is finally being met,” said Cindy Zeldin, director of the advocacy group Georgians for a Healthy Future. The 221,000 number is all the more impressive when you consider that every statewide elected official opposed the implementation of the health care act and tried their best to shut it down. “We’re doing everything in our power to be an obstructionist,” Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said on several occasions. Attorney General Sam Olens joined in a lawsuit that is trying to throw out the federal subsidies that help consumers pay the premiums for coverage they obtain through the insurance exchanges. Gov. Nathan Deal refused to participate in the expansion of Medicaid coverage to lowincome families, while Republican legislators passed a law that prohibits state agencies from helping people sign up through an insurance exchange. “We will not allow ourselves to be coerced into expansion,” Deal said. “I’m prepared to fight any intrusion into our rights as a state.” In Kentucky, by contrast, Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear established an insurance exchange, Kynect, that was considered to be one of the country’s most successful. Although Kentucky has less than half of Georgia’s population, more than 402,000 of its citizens enrolled for coverage through the exchange.



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NSA Chief at UGA Clapper Calls Snowden No Whistleblower


1974, the New York Times published an article by Seymour Hersh revealing that U.S. intelligence agencies were monitoring American citizens and collecting information on their political activities. This report inspired Sen. Frank Church to investigate, and his Senate committee uncovered numerous abuses, including further evidence of domestic spying by the National Security Agency. On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Church issued a warning to the American people: “The technological capacity that the intelligence community has given the government could enable it to impose total tyranny… We must see to it that this agency [the NSA] and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return.” The Church Committee led to important reforms, including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, which prohibited domestic surveillance without a court order. Church’s top aide at the time, Loch Johnson, is now Professor of International Affairs here at the University of Georgia, and he invited James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, to give the UGA Charter Lecture Monday, Apr. 14 at the Chapel. Clapper oversees every U.S. intelligence agency and reports directly to President Barack Obama. Clapper attained some notoriety last year after giving statements under oath to Congress that he later admitted were false. No charges are forthcoming, but conviction for perjury carries up to five years in federal prison. Dr. Johnson said he is not ignoring this potential crime but maintains, “A free society begins with freedom to speak and to hear. Let the people judge their officials, and this requires that we hear them.” He expressed interest in Clapper’s opinion on the NSA overreach revealed by Edward Snowden, as well as allegations of the CIA spying on Congress. However, those topics were mostly ignored during Clapper’s short speech, as well as during the Q&A afterward. Clapper spoke about the threats facing America, from the Boston Marathon bombing to a more aggressive Russia, and he also spoke about things not directly intelligence-related, such as climate change and drug-resistant bacteria. He bemoaned the shrinking intelligence budget and bragged about declassifying 2,000 pages

of documents, citing the need to be more transparent. He did not mention that these pages were heavily redacted, with entire paragraphs completely obscured, or that the pages were released as part of a court order resulting from a lawsuit filed by the ACLU. Snowden himself was briefly mentioned a handful of times. Clapper expressed dismay that many college applicants are starting to mention Snowden as their personal hero, describing his leaks as “the most massive and damaging theft in our country’s history.” Clapper defended the right of whistleblowing but contended that Snowden does not deserve the label because he did not report his concerns up the chain of command, to Congress or to the Justice Department. Earlier this year, Snowden gave testimony to the European Parliament, claiming that he did in fact report the perceived wrongdoing to his superiors more than 10 times, only stopping after they failed to take any action. Other NSA whistleblowers, such as William Binney and Kirk Wiebe, have tried for years to go through the channels mentioned by Clapper and have had their homes raided and their property seized by the FBI. Binney was pulled out of the shower with a gun to his head in a raid he described as “retribution and intimidation” for exposing waste and fraud in the domestic surveillance program called Trailblazer. Binney had worked at the NSA for four decades before leaving the agency when it began—as it once did before the Church Committee—to spy on American citizens in the Bush-era program called Stellar Wind. The remainder of Clapper’s talk resembled a recruitment drive, with a UGA graduate now working for the NSA taking the stage with Clapper and even fielding some questions from the audience while remarking, “I’m not a recruiter by trade.” Clapper likewise encouraged the audience to seek out employment in the intelligence community several times. Clapper took questions from the audience, but only from the front rows. “I was raising my hand the whole time,” said Paul Gilmer, a law student, who did not have a reserved seat. William Atkinson, an international affairs student, said he was disheartened, because a debate he felt was needed did not happen. “There wasn’t any challenge to the government’s perspective,” he said.

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alk down Hancock Avenue, and you’re likely to see gawkers peering into a window of the old Snow Tire building. What’s going on in there? Beer, that’s what. Beer-lovers got a sneak preview at the Classic City Brew Fest Sunday, Apr. 13, and music and art fans got their first look at the industrial-chic space during Slingshot last month. (It features concrete floors, exposed metal rafters and two bars made of reclaimed wood stripped from the auto shop’s dropped ceiling.) Two years and $2 million in the making, the craft brewery Creature Comforts is opening to the public Saturday, Apr. 26. They’ll be producing about 4,000 barrels to start, which will be available on draft at local

bars and restaurants, during brewery tours at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and eventually in cans sold at retail stores as well, probably around August. Co-founders Adam Beauchamp and David Stein also envision the space as a community center that will host concerts, DJs and nonprofit fundraisers like the Good Food Good Beer Block Party, a benefit Saturday from 1–4 p.m. for the Athens Farmers Market’s food-stamps-doubling program. Stein, Beauchamp and brewer/resident beer nerd Blake Tyers recently sat down with Flagpole to talk about how they got together, what they’re brewing and the restrictive state laws that are threatening to strangle Georgia’s craft-beer scene in its cradle. (Stein and

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Beauchamp also recently hired a CEO, Chris Herron, from the beverage giant Diageo.) The beer wasn’t quiiiiiite ready during the visit, but our beer critic, Jacob Yarbrough, gave it a tentative thumbs-up. Look for a review in the weeks to come.

Flagpole: You started out as home-brewers, right? Adam Beauchamp: I worked at Sweetwater for seven years and also home-brewed while I worked there. These guys were home-brewers for a long time. I have a little science background as well. I have a biology degree from UGA, went to Emory for a little while for a PhD program I dropped out of to start brewing beer. David Stein: I probably brewed my first batch at home around 2005. It’s really a hobby turned passion. I never brewed the same thing twice; it was always something new and different. Then I got a job at Twain’s Billiards & Tap in Decatur and spent a year there, and pretty much brewed eight beers over and over again, just trying to perfect those eight beers… We all went to UGA at the same time. Then when I was working at the Brick Store [Pub] in Decatur, Adam would come in, and we would talk beer. We both had dreams of starting a brewery. While I was working at Twain’s, I met Blake. He would come brew with us at Twain’s. Blake Tyers: I’m a photographer, and I was working in construction at the time. I started out at Turner shooting photos of movies and TV shows. I started reading a lot of books, taking online courses relating to brewing and listening to a lot of podcasts. So much information is just now coming out.

FP: Do you worry that, with Terrapin and Copper Creek and soon Southern Brewing Co., that the market for craft beer will get oversaturated? BT: Not at all. I think we’re about 46th or 47th in breweries per capita in this state, and we’re in the top 10 in consumption. The law up until this point has made it very difficult to start a brewery. A lot of places you can start a brewery in a garage, build yourself up. [Here] you need massive capital, simply because we can’t sell beer [directly to the public]. AB: The reality is, you can’t do it without access to capital. This stuff is not cheap. There’s attention on craft beer right now, so there’s money out there, but in Georgia craft beer has been stifled, definitely, by the regulatory environment. BT: Asheville [NC] is the same size town, and they have something like 30 breweries. Here we have two or three. In that sense, we’re such an underdeveloped market. AB: People are demanding better things, kind of reacting against this idea of yellow fizzy water. I think it’s going to continue to grow overall. BT: Pre-prohibition, there were several thousand breweries in this country with a much lower population. So it’s kind of getting back to where we were after this 100-year hiccup. FP: So the tours are basically going to work like Terrapin? AB: Yeah. The glass that you purchase will be $12, and we’ll be pouring samples after the tour. You get to tour the facility, you get to sample the beers. We do it that way, because that’s the way the state of Georgia regulates it.

FP: Other than opening the same weekend, what’s the Twilight connection? DS: We’re the official beer of Twilight. Terrapin was the main title sponsor. Now it’s the Athens Orthopedic Clinic. Terrapin, I don’t want to speak for them, but I know

a tradition with Berliner Weisse where you stir fruit syrups into it. It’s a cool idea, so we’re going to play around with it and invite chefs to make syrups. BT: Choose Your Own Adventure beer. AB: Reclaimed Rye: We love rye malt, basically. We started there and said, “Let’s go towards an amber.” We had this turning point one day where we said, “Why don’t we put a little bit of oak in it?” We tasted, I think, 12 different kinds of oak in the same beer and picked out this lightly toasted French oak. It gives it just a little complexity.

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BT: Think of Founders, from Michigan. They have a brewpub. That’s how they started. Sierra Nevada has a brewpub. Lagunitas has a brewpub. Stone has like a million brewpubs and a hotel now, and a farm. It’d be natural for us to let people in here and purchase our product.

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Athens resident Thomas Brown, formerly of Team SmartStop and now with Astellas Cycling Team, races in last year’s Twilight Criterium.


“The law up until this point has made it very difficult to start a brewery.” they didn’t renew their sponsorship. Savannah Distributing was approached about it. They’re our distributor. We’re going to be at the beer gardens, at as many bars and restaurants we can get our beer in. AB: The timing lined up perfectly with us having our beer ready that weekend. It’s a signature Athens event that we all loved for a long time. BT: On a personal level, it’s my favorite event of the year, bar none. FP: Were you worried about cutting it too close?

BT: It softens the beer. It kind of rounds it out. It adds this citrus/honey sweetness that’s very subtle. AB: Tropicalia. Gotta have an IPA. It’s really what we like to drink. Ton of IPAs out there. We want to stand out a little bit. We don’t want it to be overly bitter. That’s not to say it doesn’t have a lot of hop flavor, but it’s not going to be a resinous, mouth-coating beer that you tire of quickly. This is more tropical fruit, mango, some funky hops in there. BT: The other one is Bebo, our pilsner. It’s something that kind of gets overlooked. It takes a little longer to produce, because it’s a

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all know Athens is a bike-friendly town, but not everyone knows that the city plays host to one of the premier cycling events in the country. The Twilight Criterium Saturday, Apr. 26 will bring an estimated 25,000 people to downtown Athens. Not all of them are bike racing fans—it’s a fun weekend with something for everybody—but watch it once, and you might get hooked. “It’s new for everybody that’s new, and that’s a lot of people,” founder Gene Dixon says. In particular, Dixon is pushing Twilight’s Friday events this year. They include an expo and sports zone with a climbing wall, a music festival (see p. 16) and qualifying that will determine the starting orders for the Saturday night races. “The Friday night stuff is really fun,” Dixon says. “A lot of people don’t know the Friday night stuff happens. It’s a chance to meet the riders, instead of just seeing a blur go by.” For the uninitiated: Criterium racing ain’t the Tour de France. Cyclists do 80 one-kilometer laps around downtown pedaling nearly full-tilt, working in teams to spring their fastest racers free from the pack (in what’s called a “breakaway”) for a sprint to the finish line.

Wrecks are common as racers who are mere inches apart pedal at 30 miles per hour around corners, which are the best places to watch the action. The dominant United Healthcare team isn’t participating this year, so Dixon says about 10 teams have a chance to win. In particular, he urges spectators to keep an eye on the hometown team, the 706 Project, founded by Athens resident Eric Murphy. “The team in Athens, the 706 Project, those guys have a real chance this year,” Dixon says. The 706 Project’s new star is Frank Travieso, a Cuban immigrant who settled in Athens 10 years ago and finished third last year, when he raced for Team SmartStop-Mountain Khakis. It also features up-and-comer David Cueli of Miami. “Kid’s like 20,” Dixon says. “He’s got a chance to be a great racer.” But there’s more to Twilight than the criterium. The weekend also features a 5k run, a mountain bike race, kids’ activities, food trucks, beer tents (see p. 8) and a BMX contest. The full schedule is below. Blake Aued

Friday, Apr. 25 Grid qualifiers: 10 a.m.–6:15 p.m. • 200 block of College Avenue Twilight Expo and Sports Zone: 6–11 p.m. • 100 block of College Avenue Twilight Americana Music Festival: 7–11 p.m. • 300 block of College Avenue Twilight registration: 7–9 p.m. • College Avenue parking deck SPARC Computrainer Gym Challenge: 8:30 p.m. • 200 block of College Avenue Grid Finals: 9 p.m. • 200 block of College Avenue

Saturday, Apr. 26 Adam Beauchamp DS: We were cutting it pretty darn close [laughter]. We had a drop-dead date, we had to get licensed on a Monday, and we got licensed the Friday before. It worked out, but trust me, we were getting a little concerned. FP: Tell us about the beers that’ll be available. AB: We’re going to start with four brands. Athena is a Berliner Weisse, which is an ancient style. It’s a gently tart, refreshing wheat beer. People who like ciders go crazy over it. Ours also has sort of a sauvignon blanc character to it. In Germany, there’s also

lager, but it was important to us to do a pilsner that’s a little more traditional but put a little twist on it. DS: The lighter the beer, the harder it is to make. BT: We’re trying to produce a lot of different beers, a lot of different styles, that are on tap here only. That’s how we’ll decide what gets released and brewed on a large scale. We want people to look forward to, “Hey, I haven’t been to Creature Comforts this week. Wonder what they have on draft?”

Twilight registration: 7 a.m.–noon and 4–7 p.m. • College Avenue parking deck AOC 5k Run: 8:30–9:30 a.m. • Washington Street at College Avenue Twilight Twiathlon: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. • Washington Street at College Avenue Amateur cycling races: 8 a.m.–3 p.m. • Willow Street at Hickory Street Mountain Bike Time Trials: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. • East Athens Community Park Specialty Paint & Body Gambler Ride: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. • Washington Street at College Avenue Twilight Kids Zone: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. • 300 block of College Avenue Twilight BMX Jam: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. • 300 block of College Avenue Twilight Big Wheel Race: 11 a.m. • Washington Street at College Avenue Twilight Kids Criterium: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. • Washington Street at College Avenue Amateur finals: 6–6:45 p.m. • Clayton Street at College Avenue Mountain Bike Criterium: 6:45–7:15 p.m. • Clayton Street at College Avenue Kids Parade Lap: 7:15–7:25 p.m. • Washington Street at Thomas Street AKO Parade of Vehicles: 7:25–7:35 p.m. • Washington Street at Thomas Street Twilight $1,000 Mile: 7:35–7:45 p.m. • Washington Street at Thomas Street Women’s Twilight Criterium: 7:45–8:45 p.m. • Clayton Street at College Avenue Men’s Twilight Criterium: 9–10:30 p.m. • Clayton Street at College Avenue

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aul Martin didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see the hidden closing costs when he purchased the shopping center anchored by the Omni Club on West Broad Steeet. A quick survey would reveal an illegal tire dump close to Briarcliff Creek. He soon realized that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s little officials can do to enforce dumping bansâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and the cost of disposing of tires properly is exorbitant and often falls on the property owner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I owned the thing for less than 60 days before I got cited,â&#x20AC;? Martin says. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already hauled away almost 100 tires, and the cost of disposing of tires at the ACC landfill is $3 per standard passenger or light truck tire, $10 per commercial truck tire and $15 per ton of bicycle tires and tubes, with a $5 minimum. That adds up. Martin says that, based on the pile-up of tires, it appears someone has been using the property as a dumping ground for a long time, and he is surprised that no one noticed the tire dumping prior to his acquisition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Omni has been there for eight years, maybe nine, and nobody said anything to them at all,â&#x20AC;? he says. (Martin, by the way, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ready to talk about his plans for the shopping center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got some ideas, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to work those out with the present tenant,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no telling what might happen.â&#x20AC;?) In the early 1990s, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources created a program to clean up scrap tires and recycle about 12 million tires that were housed in illegal stockpiles around Georgia. Landfilling whole tires has been banned since 1994. Funding for the program comes from the one-dollar fee you are charged when you buy new tires for your car. It applies to the retail sale of all new tires, with no exemptions. Still, there is little ACC or the state can do to stop people from illegally dumping tires, officials say. People â&#x20AC;&#x153;dumping tires illegally on peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s propertyâ&#x20AC;? is a big problem without an answer right now, says John Mincemoyer of ACC Solid Waste. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on an honor system, but people are dishonest, and they lie.â&#x20AC;? He says that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seen it all, even people trying to dump whole tires hidden in trash bags. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is somewhat hard to enforce, because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to prove it,â&#x20AC;? ACC Community Protection Division Administrator John Spagna says. When people dump tires illegally on someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property, and no one can point the finger to a known culprit, it becomes the responsibility of the property owner to clean up the mess up, Spagna says. According to DNR, when scrap tires are

recycled properly, about 62 percent of them are sold as tire-derived fuel to paper mills, about 25 percent are sold to building contractors for use in sewage system drainage fields and about 13 percent are sold as feedstock to out-of-state producers of crumb rubber. Right now, Martin is trying to find out if the rest of the illegally dumped tires are on his property. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you feel like someone is taking advantage of you, you sort of push back a little,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We understand that [cleaning up tires] could be on the property owner,â&#x20AC;? Spagna said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The other side of the argument isâ&#x20AC;Ś you need to be in control of the property.â&#x20AC;? When big tire-shop companies like Kauffman Tires or Tires Plus have a load of scrap tires, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll hire a company with the retail fee to transport the scrap tires. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of like a middle man theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re paying to take the tires,â&#x20AC;? Spagna says. But â&#x20AC;&#x153;mom-andpop storesâ&#x20AC;? will often pay a â&#x20AC;&#x153;less reputableâ&#x20AC;? scrap tire removal service, and those haulers will end up dumping on both public and private propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;mostly public, he says. Officials say they rely on citizens to report the illegal tire dumping when they see it, and ACC will first issue a warning to the property owner to clean it up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t clean the property after weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve asked you, then you get a citation,â&#x20AC;? Spagna says. They regulate the citations through an ACC unlawful dumping ordinance, rather than rely on the much broader state regulations. After receiving a citation, the property owner has to appear in court. Depending on the number of tires that need to be removed, the court can impose a fine of up to $1,000. More often than not, Spagna says, the court will just instruct the property owner to clean up the tires. If someone is caught red-handed in the act of dumping tires and the police become involved, they will call the ACC Community Protection Division, which will issue an â&#x20AC;&#x153;immediate citation.â&#x20AC;? But most people dumping tires illegally, use the cover of night, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rare that the police get involved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tires donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really have markers to know who physically dumped them,â&#x20AC;? Spagna says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of times, we come in after the fact.â&#x20AC;? Spagna says that his department does try to work with property owners by teaching them how to block off their property at the weak points so vehicles canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get back there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But at the end of the day, somebody has to be held responsible,â&#x20AC;? he says. David Schick

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observations City Council Says Keep County Government in Watkinsville The Watkinsville City Council interjected itself into the ongoing discussion about what to do with the existing Oconee County Courthouse by unanimously passing a resolution, authored by Brian Brodrick, stating that it believes county offices should remain in downtown Watkinsville. The vote came as the Oconee County Board of Commissioners was about to relaunch its discussion of the 2015 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum, now scheduled to be on the ballot in November. The major uncertainty in those discussions is how to handle a request by Chief Superior Court Judge David Sweat for $25 million in SPLOST funds for a new courthouse or judicial facility. At its last discussion of SPLOST priorities at a called meeting on Mar. 3, Commission Chairman Melvin Davis proposed that no money from SPLOST 2015 be used for a new courthouse or judicial facility. Instead, he proposed, all offices other than judicial ones should move out of the existing courthouse, and the county should use $2.7 million in unspent funds from SPLOST 2004 to make over the existing courthouse as a strictly judicial facility.

Falls of Oconee Plans Revised The developers of The Falls of Oconee project on Old Macon Highway have submitted revised preliminary site plans to the Oconee County Planning Department that eliminate access to the falls and the creek below it. The falls are not natural, but rather were created by an old mill pond dam made of rock, and they are not on the Oconee, but rather are on McNutt Creek, a tributary to the Middle Oconee River. Site plans submitted by Beall and Company of Oconee County for developer Athens Ridge Commercial Properties LLC in November included an elaborate walkway along McNutt Creek with what appeared to be a viewing stand downstream from the dam. That walkway has been eliminated in plans submitted on Mar. 31. The Falls of Oconee is a five-building complex sitting on just less than five acres where Old Macon Highway intersects with White Oak Drive. A closed convenience store and gas station, as well as a small mountain of rock from the Athens Ridge site, now occupy the property. The project is across Old Macon Highway from the massive Athens Ridge student housing complex under construction and is being promoted as an attraction for students from the University of Georgia and University of North Georgia. Athens Ridge is promoting its 30-plus-person hot tub, its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gâ&#x20AC;? pool with a lazy river, a tanning spa and game room, a campus shuttle and â&#x20AC;&#x153;luxury student living.â&#x20AC;? The complex is made up of 190 townhouses, each with four or five bedrooms. The estimated number of beds is nearly 800.

Candidate Forums Coming Up The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce will hold its candidate forum Tuesday, Apr. 22 at the Civic Center, 2661 Hog Mountain Road. That forum begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Another forum will be held Wednesday, Apr. 23 at the Oconee County Library, 1080 Experiment Station Road in Watkinsville. That forum, organized by citizens, will be from 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. Lee Becker For more on these stories and others, visit In the Loop at or

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The Athens CSX corridor is the assumed route for the Downtown Master Plan. CSX Transportation will have to agree to cooperate with passenger rail in its right of way, and it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be free. Most likely, passenger rail would have to underwrite an additional set of freight tracks over which to run its trains. At-grade crossing elimination (bridges or closures) to he pointâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been made in earlier articles improve corridor safety and speed for both that a short, local light rail system that freight and passengers would likely be in play connects the length of the University of as well. Georgia campus to downtown Athens includes The commuter rail corridor wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just both a step that needs to be taken first and a get Athenians to Atlanta and back. A signifistep that is more likely to be taken. The next cant benefit would include connecting UGA step would be commuter rail or a connecto the rest of the world through one of the tion to Atlanta and its international airport. worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest airports. The rail line that The downtown segments of both of the two used to serve the now-closed auto assembly passenger rail systems plant in Hapeville passes are very short, but their just east of HartsfieldFans could shuttle to Sanford impacts on Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mobilJacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s international Stadium on the local light rail. terminal, and MARTA covity in the future are very profound. ers the domestic side. Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cities and towns were connected Perhaps the greatest potential benefit is by passenger rail 70 years ago. Reconnecting that the rail corridor connects every research Athens to Atlanta is an idea that has been institution in the state (except Georgia in various stages of planning for more than Regents University in Augusta) as well as a 30 years. In 1996, it was envisioned that the great number of additional education instituOlympic venues in Athens would be a train tions. UGA (with its medical partnership with ride from Atlanta. Since then, the economy Augusta) connects to the Centers for Disease has sagged, political wills have faded and Control and Prevention and Emory University, priorities (if there are any) have shifted to then Georgia Tech, the Atlanta University the Norfolk & Southern Railroad between Center, Georgia State University, UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Griffin




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Campus and Clayton State University. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brain Trainâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;a snooty nicknameâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;is rooted in the connection of academies. Access to education is certainly enhanced by this to include students commuting to Piedmont College and North Georgia University in Athens. Finally, there is the gameday factorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;football fans could ride in on the train. Patrons could shuttle to Sanford Stadium on the local light rail, and the separated nature of rail travel trumps traffic congestion. In fact, transporting fans from parking lots on South Milledge Avenue or downtown on rail, where there are only five at-grade crossings, is made even more efficient by the fact that trains can close the crossings as they approach. Efficiently transporting more fans from farther away may mean the stadium might grow to outpace larger ones in Knoxville, TN and Tuscaloosa, AL. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t justify a transportation investment based solely on sixâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;eight very important days of the year, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one to add to the good reasons that already existâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and it brings a 900-pound gorilla to the wrestling match! Jack Crowley

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REAL DEAL: When Real Paraiso (478 North Ave., in the Piggly Wiggly shopping center) replaced El Paisano, I must admit I was a little nervous. El Paisano never had much in the way of atmosphereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;little in the shopping center does, and with its barely perceptible parking lines and series of businesses that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appear to be doing great business, it can feel like a ghost townâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but its food was really tasty. Real Paraiso continues in exactly that line. The menu ranges from the mundane Ameri-Mex you can get anywhere (big burritos, unimpressive sides of rice and faintly sweet beans) to cocteles, real soft tacos and more. You might end up eating all by yourself in the cavernous room broken up by weird fake stucco dividers adorned with sombreros and beer-company paraphernalia, but if you order well, you will still be happy. The Mexican-style tacos (barbacoa in particular) are solid, made with fresh corn tortillas and copious amounts of chopped onion. They have enough going on not to need the wedge of lime that comes on the side. If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one thing you should definitely order, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the sopes. Again, the maize base of the dish is excellent: well-fried, wellseasoned, not greasy and topped with much deliciousness. The chicken soup (shredded meat, avocado, rice, tomato) is a little bland, and the central component is dry, but the house version of huevos rancheros is wonderfully spicy, with chiles and tomatoes incorporated into

MUNCHIES: Always Baked Goodies (723 Baxter St., 706-850-5478) has a nice atmosphere, with comfortable seating and shelves with good books for sale, and its prices are inexpensive. The store evolved out of the once-delivery-only cookie company of essentially the same name. The place is amiable, giving some percentage of proceeds to charity and manned by heavy-lidded, sweet people who live up to the image it promotes. Does it have its act together? Do you really expect it to? The idea of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get Baked Breakfast Sandwichesâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;meat, cheese and egg

yourself, and while itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to know you can get a funnel cake (â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Stankâ&#x20AC;?) delivered to your door, most of the stuff the restaurant puts out is greasy, fried and seems straight off the Sysco truck. One thing after another doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live up to what it could be, and the general attitude, while friendly, is more hapless than helpful. Out of soda? Unfamiliar with the menu? An apology does wonders. Even the cookies, the placeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s raison dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;etre, are blah, whether you opt for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sack of Nugsâ&#x20AC;? (battered and fried cookie dough) or the â&#x20AC;&#x153;R.E.M.&M.â&#x20AC;? By comparison, Insomnia Cookies (228 E. Clayton St.), which also focuses on late-night cookie delivery, is a thoroughly corporate product. It has no individuality, no sparkle when it comes to naming its products and its cookies no doubt come premixed from the franchise HQ, but at least it has its act together, and the cookies are considerably better, not to mention priced slightly lower and larger in diameter. There is something to be said for a soulless focus on consistency and customer experience. Always Baked is open 8:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, until 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday and from 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. Sunday; still does delivery as well as take-out; and takes credit cards. Hillary Brown

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movie dope drew’s reviews A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 (R) A Haunted House 2 is a lot more things

 than its predecessor. It’s a lot more misogynistic, racist and sexualized;

too bad it’s also less funny. Hard to believe, I know. Co-writer and star Marlon Wayans and his pals resort to some of their laziest parodies yet as Malcolm continues to be terrorized by evil spirits in the new home he shares with his girlfriend (Jaime Pressly) and her two kids (why, Ashley Rickards of MTV’s “Awkward,” why?). Have you seen the superior horror films The Conjuring and Sinister? Did you think all they were missing were doll sex gags and what barely passes for off-color humor? Wayans even has the audacity to imply that the Scary Movies only suck now that his family isn’t involved. Not quite a newsflash: The Scary Movie franchise was the poorest parody series even before it spawned the demonically unfunny duo of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Writers for both franchises merely recreate scenes from better films; their sole addition is some uncreative gag. Where, oh where have ZAZ gems like Airplane! and The Naked Gun gone? Expect the addition of a third story as the box office is sure to surpass the budget. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL (PG) Good for you, Hollywood. You’re as capable of pandering to faith-based audiences as to any other. Money’s money, am I right? Based on the bestselling account written by Reverend Todd Burpo about his four-year-old son’s trip to heaven, the movie feels as real as any paranormal movie purported to be based on a true story. Todd (Greg Kinnear) works several jobs to keep his family afloat but almost loses everything, including his faith, after news of his son’s experience gets out. Sweet little Colton (cute Connor Corum) tells his dad about singing angels, Jesus and his technicolor horse and the sister that was never born. The movie gets by as far and as long as it can on its talented cast, including Kinnear, Kelly Reilly (Flight), Thomas Haden Church and Margo Martindale; the acting is far above any of Sherwood Pictures’ releases. Writer-director Randall Wallace (an Oscar nominee for Braveheart) can’t help the treacly material, almost entirely dependent upon a very young child actor, with which he’s saddled. It’s hard to imagine Heaven will resonate with crossover audiences, even with its actual Hollywood stars (if that’s what Kinnear can be called). TRANSCENDENCE (PG-13) A mature science fiction film about the dangers of technology from Dark Knight filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s personal cinematographer with a cast that includes Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman isn’t a surefire blockbuster. Depp stars as Dr. Will Caster, an expert in artificial intelligence, whose mind is uploaded into cyberspace after his death at the hands of anti-technology terrorists. Unfettered by the shackles of humanity, Caster is able to solve pretty much all of mankind’s problems in a couple of days/weeks/months/years; Transcendence has the same problems with time that plagued The Dark Knight Rises. In his directorial debut, Wally Pfister has shot a film every bit as beautiful as those he shot for Nolan. However, his film is hampered by a terminally slow first act that builds into a tremendously intriguing second act before climaxing in rather generic explosiveness. To be fair, were Transcendence a heady sci-fi novel, it would have read exactly the same: slow, sort of intellectually satisfying and useful for separating the cool geeks from the chaff. Mainstream audiences will find the film distant and coldly uncommunicative, exactly what will make it a future fave of neo-cyberpunks.

Wilson (Anthony Mackie). Cap’s transition to the modern world gets even more complicated once a new enemy, the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), turns out to be an old acquaintance. Captain America: The Winter Soldier redefines the Marvel Universe more than any of the previous features. 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. 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 stars as Sonny Weaver Jr., the general manager of the NFL’s downtrodden Cleveland Browns. On the morning of draft day, he receives the chance to select first, an opportunity that brings with it a season’s worth of controversy and drama. Should he draft

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) Wes Anderson’s latest stars Ralph Fiennes as Gustave H., legendary concierge at the famous hotel, who memorably mentors lobby boy, Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori, The Perfect Game). The cast is huge with F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalic, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Harvey Keitel, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson. Hopes are up for this film after Moonrise Kingdom. LE WEEK-END (R) See Movie Pick. LOCKE (R) Tom Hardy stars as Ivan Locke, a construction foreman whose life is complicated by a series of phone calls he receives while driving

also playing BEARS (G) For Earth Day 2014, Disneynature releases another nature documentary from two-time Emmy winner Alastair Fothergill (Chimpanzee, African Cats and Earth), again working with his African Cats co-director Keith Scholey. This year, Fothergill and Scholey follow a family of Alaskan bears. John C. Reilly narrates the lessons being taught to the family’s two young cubs. Disneynature’s Earth Day track record is pretty strong, and the trailer for this family-friendly movie promises another appealing, heartwarming tale. BICYCLING WITH MOLIERE 2013. Dr. Richard Neupert, a UGA Film Studies professor and Ciné board member, presents a French Cinema Series celebrating both modern and classic French films. Two actors, Gauthier (Lambert Wilson, Of Gods and Men) and Serge (Fabrice Luchini, who previously partnered with director Philippe Le Guay in The Women on the 6th Floor), rehearse for a production of Moliere’s The Misanthrope. Nominated for three Cesars (Best Actor, Best


Original Screenplay and Best Original Music). BRICK MANSIONS (PG-13) I’m pretty excited about this English language remake of the excellent, Luc Besson-written District B13. The original star, parkour pro David Belle, is joined by the recently deceased Paul Walker and RZA. Walker plays a Detroit cop who must infiltrate a notorious, walled-off neighborhood with the help of Belle’s ex-con. Their goal is to stop RZA’s drug lord from wrecking the city. Besson’s longtime editor, Camille Delamarre, makes his feature-directing debut, though he’s already lined up his next gig, Transporter 4. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (PG-13) Cap (Chris Evans) returns in his second solo outing, and it’s a slight improvement over the first, a definitively middle-of-the-pack Marvel movie. As an agent of SHIELD, Captain America, aka Steve Rogers, must adjust to his new reality and save the world, regularly. When seeds of distrust are sewn amongst members of SHIELD, Cap has to figure out if he can trust anyone, including Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) or new pal Sam


Have you tried using less conditioner? the surefire quarterback (Josh Pence) from Wisconsin, the swell linebacker (Chadwick Boseman) from Ohio State or the Florida State running back (Houston Texans player Arian Foster) who recently had a run-in with the law? Everyone from his head coach (Denis Leary) to his team owner (Frank Langella) to his mom (Ellen Burstyn) knows what Sonny should do. In a movie where most of the interactions take place via phone, Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman is forced to get creative and winds up with his most enjoyable movie since, very arguably, 2001’s Evolution. FOR NO GOOD REASON (R) Johnny Depp meets one of the last surviving original Gonzo artists, British cartoonist Ralph Steadman, who is best known for illustrating Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Thompson, Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant, Emmy-winning producer Jann Wenner (“The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert”) and more all make appearances. In his feature directing debut, Charlie Paul (“Cherrywood Canyon”) was nominated for the Grierson Award from the London Film Festival. 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

from Birmingham to London. Hardy is joined by a voice cast that includes Tom Holland (The Impossible), Olivia Colman (The Iron Lady’s Carol Thatcher), Andrew Scott (“Sherlock”’s Moriarty), Ruth Wilson (“Luther”’s Alice Morgan) and Ben Daniels (“House of Cards”’ Adam Galloway). Oscarnominated writer Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things) is still trying to make his mark as a director. 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. Burrell keeps Peabody as punny as ever, and kids will relate to Sherman’s childish, lesson-teaching mistakes. MUPPETS MOST WANTED (PG) After the success of their reunion, the Muppets embark on a world tour on the advice of their new manager, Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais). 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. As immediately engaging as the family friendly movie is, it mostly pointed out just how unmemorable its 2011 predecessor was. NOAH (PG-13) Russell Crowe 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 giving good Yoda), Noah begins a decade-long task of building his ark, while giant stone creatures (one recognizably voiced by Nick Nolte) protect his family from the evil men led by Tubal-cain (Ray Winstone). When the flood epically arrives amidst a massive Lord of the Rings 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) In his latest portrayal of the deadliest daddy ever, 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. 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) Filmmaker Mike Flanagan’s follow-up to his effective little horror film, Absentia, feels like the next step in his career maturation. When her brother, Thomas (Brenton Thwaites), is released from a mental

hospital, Kaylie Russell (Karen Gillan) plans to prove that what destroyed her family was neither her father, Alan (Rory Cochrane, Argo), nor her brother but a supernatural force living in an antique mirror. Mix John Carpenter’s underrated Prince of Darkness and The Amityville Horror with a touch of Jack Ketchum splatterpunk and some mouth-horror that would impress body-horror impresario David Cronenberg. The result is this unsettlingly satisfying horror flick. Oculus builds its terror on tension, atmosphere and small, effective doses of gore rather than the buckets of blood. THE OTHER WOMAN (PG-13) When Carly Whitten (Cameron Diaz) learns her boyfriend (Nikolaj Koster-Waldau) is married, she and the wife, Kate (Leslie Mann), find out about a third girlfriend, Amber (bodacious swimsuit model Kate Upton). Now all three women team up to teach their shared cheater a lesson. Friends have poohpoohed The Other Woman as a First Wives Club knockoff. The criticism is valid. Nick Cassavetes of The Notebook fame directs. With, brace yourself, Nicki Minaj and Don Johnson. l THE QUIET ONES (PG-13) Classic horror house Hammer Films continues its revival with another haunted tale. In the 1970s, Professor Joseph Coupland (Jared Harris) and his students, including Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games’ Finnick Odair), investigate the paranormal phenomena surrounding a young woman named Jane Harper (Olivia Cooke of “Bates Motel”). Director John Pogue follows up his passable 2011 debut, Quarantine 2: Terminal, with this flick, partially rewritten by Oscar nominee Oren Moverman (I’m Not There and The Messenger). THE RAID 2: BERANDAL (R) The Raid 2 begins only two hours from where 2011’s The Raid: Redemption ended. Rookie officer Rama is still dealing with the Jakarta slums crime mob when he discovers misconduct within his own police force. 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. THE ROOM (R) 2003. The Room, from baffling “auteur” Tommy Wiseau, might be the Mona Lisa of bad movies; its greatness lies in its mysterious smile, which a laughing Wiseau trots out at the oddest moments. The Room will leave you with so many questions that don’t need answering. Drew Wheeler

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movie pick Guttering LE WEEK-END (R) What a drag it is getting Broadbent—an exuberant scene-stealer if old. The Rolling Stones sang about it, but ever there was one, best known for his work they never had to deal with struggling like from the movies Brazil, Topsy-Turvy and Moulin university professor Nick (Jim Broadbent) and Rouge—and Duncan, a veteran stage, screen his dissatisfied wife, teacher Meg (Lindsay and television actress, both give career-best Duncan). The couple are in their older years performances here. And they should, considerand finished with immediate family obligaing that director Roger Michell (Notting Hill, tions, but are still attempting to find their Hyde Park on Hudson) and screenwriter Hanif place in the world. The City of Light becomes Kureishi (Venus, My Beautiful Laundrette) have their destination for a chance to rekindle given them ample room to do their thing. their guttering flame of a marriage. Paris Le Week-End is a sharp and observant does little to abate the decline, however, comedy/drama about the ever-present tenand Nick and Meg sion in a long-term flounder on. Despite marriage. There are their marital malaise, plenty of laughs in the couple do exhibit the movie, particularly warmth, humor and in the scenes of the love for one another. couple navigating But when Nick and through Paris looking Meg get sidetracked for a place to stay and into attending a dinner in their interactions party hosted by one with the pretentious, of Nick’s old academic superficially charming protégés, played by Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan Goldblum. But what the deliciously slimy makes the movie resoJeff Goldblum, their marriage burns with a nate on a deeper level is how Broadbent and renewed negative vigor. What was initially Duncan exude a familiar intimacy and an air of designed as a joyous weekend has turned into uncomfortable tension simultaneously. Neither a microscopic examination of everything that character is viewed without compassion or is wrong in their relationship. How Nick and warmth, even though both of them are exasMeg peer at it and deal with the consequences perating at times. But aren’t we all? Le Weekbecomes the real test. End is a gem—intelligent, perceptive without One of the great opportunities that smaller, being judgmental and quietly wise. independent movies give non-star actors is the environment to shine in leading roles. Derek Hill

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he Athens Americana Music Festival returns this weekend for its seventh annual edition. The event has grown exponentially since its humble beginnings and now boasts a strong lineup of well known local and touring musicians, including upstart faves Family and Friends, long-running Athens act Dashboard Saviors and renowned blues-rockers North Mississippi Allstars. This year, the fest once again partners with the Twilight Criterium for a series of outdoor shows Friday, Apr. 25. Flagpole spoke with organizer Adam Klein about semantics, logistics and celebrating unplugged music in an increasingly plugged-in world. Flagpole: The term “Americana” has become a catch-all for any kind of roots or acoustic music. What does it mean to you— and do you think the term is overused? Adam Klein: Americana [refers] to music that stems from traditional American and often Appalachian-based styles— mainly roots music, touching upon folk, country, bluegrass and blues. But rock and roll can be swirling around in there, also. It’s definitely a wide net… Some acts that are championed by the Americana Music Association can be claimed by the indie rock world, too. I don’t mind the term… Some people may view it as narrowly as people in overalls and bare feet playing banjo and wearing straw hats… Call it what you want. But come to our fest, or go see a really established event like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco, and you’ll hear great bands, meet some cool people and have a blast. FP: What have been the most satisfying and/or surprising things about the fest’s growth? AK: We originally started it as a two-night event at Little Kings, with music alternating [between] the outdoor stage [and] inside. Last year, we expanded it such that you have



multiple venues having overlapping shows. It’s on the cusp of either really expanding or scaling back to a simpler, easily manageable community showcase. Seeing the fest become part of the annual calendar for Athenians—seeing people get excited about it and come back year after year, and [having] it become synonymous with the last weekend in April in peoples’ minds has been cool. And having these great local and nonlocal bands wanting to be a part of it has been nice. FP: How does the partnership with Twilight work? AK: Twilight’s such an important event in Athens, and so well attended, it makes sense to have a music component showcasing our local scene and bringing in other known acts from the region and beyond. And there’s overlap in the demographic of the [cycling] community and the Americana scene. We get to impact their attendees with the free outdoor concert, and they can find tons of great shows to check out after the bike races end. So, I think it enhances the weekend for everyone. Our expansion beyond Little Kings and Hendershot’s was simultaneous with connecting with Twilight. Like anything, we’ll see to what degree we can strengthen and tweak the partnership for future years. FP: What’s the state of Americana in Athens? AK: I’ve always thought we’ve been a breeding ground for roots, rock, folk and country here. From Kevn Kinney to the Hot Burritos to Dashboard Saviors to Bill Mallonee and Vigilantes of Love, [to] Randall Bramblett, who was here doing something akin to Americana before R.E.M. was even around—it’s a huge list… More recently, there’s been lots of activity by Lera Lynn, Hope for Agoldensummer, Dave Marr, The Corduroy Road, The Darnell Boys, Little Country Giants, Betsy Franck, the Borderhop guys—[there are] plenty of good shows to catch and fine musicians and songwriters who’ve developed in Athens… The Normaltown Records acts are definitely vital and

overlap to some degree with the Americana world. I think it’s larger than we know, so [the festival is] a good opportunity for music fans to check out new acts and for the musicians to get plugged into what everyone’s up to, musically. FP: Which artists playing this year’s fest are you particularly jazzed about? AK: Opening night, with Dashboard Saviors, Five Eight and [Workhorses of the Entertainment/Recreational Industry is] gonna be really cool. The outdoor stage bill is killer—each of those acts puts on stellar shows. Friday night at Little Kings will be awesome, with Dave Marr, The Darnell Boys, The Wydelles and Atlanta’s The Higher Choir, who kick some serious ass. Packway [Handle Band]. Shonna Tucker and her band, who are phenomenal. The closing party at Hendershot’s will be a highlight—people should really make sure to hear David Olney play his songs. For folk songwriting, it hardly gets any better than that. You like Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Johnny Cash? Those guys are all professed fans of Olney. And he’s followed by Aaron Lee Tasjan, who is a cool heartland songwriter and guitarist—he now plays with Drivin’ N Cryin’—with a debut album out that’s drawing a lot of attention. The two nights at the Theatre will both be great. It’s gonna be a solid weekend. Make your plans, get a wristband and enjoy! Gabe Vodicka

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Thursday, Apr. 24

40 Watt Club* Packway Handle Band (11 p.m.) High Strung String Band (10 p.m.) Adam Klein & the Wild Fires (9 p.m.)

Treppenhaus Family and Friends (10 p.m.) Sans Abri (9 p.m.) The Last Tycoon (8 p.m.)

Georgia Theatre* North Mississippi Allstars (10:30 p.m.) Lightninâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Malcolm (9 p.m.)

Little Kings Shuffle Club Dashboard Saviors (12 a.m.) Five Eight (11 p.m.)


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Saturday, Apr. 26

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Flicker Theatre & Bar Norma Rae (1 a.m.) Michael Bowman (12 a.m.) Gumshoe (11 p.m.) Elise Davis (10 p.m.) The World Famous Junker (11 p.m.) Rolling Nowhere (10 p.m.)


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Music Festival Schedule



Georgia Theatre* The Dirty Guvâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nahs (11:15 p.m.) Cereus Bright (10 p.m.)

Sunday, Apr. 27 The World Famous (brunch show) Drew Kohl and Cortez Garza (1 p.m.)

Blair Crimmins

Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar (Athens Americana Closing Party) Aaron Lee Tasjan (8 p.m.) David Olney (7 p.m.)

Workhorses of the Entertainment/ Recreational Industry (10 p.m.)

Friday, Apr. 25

Gregg Roth

ATHICA (Twilight VIP event) Sailing to Denver (6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m.)

Little Kings Shuffle Club The Higher Choir (1 a.m.) The Wydelles (12 a.m.) Dave Marr (11 p.m.) The Darnell Boys (10 p.m.) Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar The Skipperdees (9:30 p.m.) City Hotel (8:30 p.m.) Caroline Spence (7:30 p.m.) Flicker Theatre & Bar Scott Low & The Southern Bouillon (12 a.m.) The Shoal Creek Stranglers (11 p.m.) Clay Leverett (10 p.m.) The World Famous The Hobohemians (10 p.m.) Twilight Americana Outdoor Stage Big C & the Velvet Delta (9 p.m.) Blair Crimmins & The Hookers (8 p.m.) Little Country Giants (7 p.m.)

David Olney Borderhop Five (6 p.m.) Cicada Rhythm (5 p.m.) Hi-Lo Lounge (Athens Americana After-Party) Betsy Franck (10 p.m.) Justin Evans (9 p.m.)



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im Willingham is entrenched in Athens music. Since 1994, he has been involved with the local scene to one degree or another, first as a member of genre-bending country-surf-punk group Harry Carey and later as the leader of long-running psych-folk act Ham1, among other projects. But it was a transformative 2013 incident that brought him new and unexpected life. Willingham, an elementary school teacher by day, was leading a class trip to Tybee Island when several of his students were caught in a dangerous riptide. Along with three other chaperones, Willingham dove in, pulled the children to safety and administered life-saving CPR. (All the kids were OK, though several required brief hospitalization.) The event set in motion a long-awaited breakthrough. “I had gone through a divorce about nine months before that,” Willingham says now. “I was kind of chugging along, having a lot of trouble. After that happened, I felt like somebody had plugged me into the wall… I felt like everything made more sense. There was hope, and my life was getting better. I had done something good for the world instead of failing over and over.” Simply put, he says, “I felt like I could move on.” The ensuing “renewed sense of purpose,” as Willingham put it in an interview with Flagpole’s Gordon Lamb at the time, also led to a creative resurgence. Luminosity exudes from Wester Easter, the new album from Old Smokey, Willingham’s current project, from the opening romp, “Dead Man’s Pose,” which is all second-line rhythm and joyously ascending woodwinds, to the playful and immediate “Drifter.” There are various nods to past lives; Willingham notes that the lachrymose “Every Day I’m Building a Fool” is an ode to his former self. But they are more than offset by the record’s determination, which can be felt with each listen if not exactly explained in writing. The album’s sound, too, is a charming, yet shapeshifting thing. It is certainly not of this age, speckled with sounds from an imagined past, but not easily pegged with any of the typical music-writing terminology. For Old Smokey, guitar takes a back seat— instead, Jacob Morris’ cello, Jason Trahan’s lap steel, John Fernandes’ clarinet and violin and Rob Lomax’s persistent percussion provide an unorthodox but invigorating backbone to Willingham’s open-tuned banjo explorations. Hints of Ham1’s folky, cinematic swirl abound, showing up most prominently in the record’s handful of instrumental tracks, which seem to score some half-conjured spaghetti western. If you listen with your eyes closed,



you can almost see the beautiful, barren landscapes. In fact, Willingham says the music on Wester Easter sprang from a decision to write more cinematically, the result, at least superficially, of a brief dalliance with the film industry. Willingham acted in the 2011 film Septien, and Ham1 was featured on the soundtrack to a movie from director Onur Tukel, whom Willingham met on the Septien set. In addition, he says, an affinity for the work of stop-motion animation pioneer Ray Harryhausen inspired Wester Easter’s stonedcinematic vibe. “Rob and I went to see Jason and the Golden Fleece, and it sounded like Jacob and John were playing on the soundtrack,” he laughs. Gypsy Farm, the rural studio run by The HUMMS’ Zeke Sayer, who recorded Wester Easter (the album was mastered by Joel Hatstat), no doubt also had an effect on the ghostly and anachronistic vibe. The studio headquarters are a run-down but reconfigured Lavonia theater that once hosted concerts from the top country musicians of yesteryear, including Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and George Jones. “You feel like country ghosts are walking up and down the aisles with beehive haircuts and powder blue suits and stuff,” Willingham says with a laugh. Wester Easter feels similarly mysterious, aged and heroic. Unlike the group’s debut 7-inch, which Willingham says they rushed to complete, Old Smokey took its time on its debut full-length, approaching it in a more collaborative fashion and allowing its compositions the necessary breathing room. The record is blessed with an almost childlike sense of wonder, not surprising given Willingham’s passion for teaching and his stated personal renaissance. “I felt like, in the narrative [of my life], there was all of the sudden an uptick,” he says regarding his unexpected ocean rescue mission last spring. Wester Easter, a wide-eyed album and an advance in Willingham’s musical journey, takes that newfound sense of clarity and celebrates it for the rare diamond that it is.

Gabe Vodicka

WHO: Old Smokey, Don Chambers, Lavender Holyfield, Secret Europeans WHERE: Caledonia Lounge WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 26, 9:30 p.m. HOW MUCH: $5 (21+), $7 (18–20)


owered by the soulful wail of singer Manfred Jones, the clever riffs and power chords of guitarist Jeff Walls and the energetic, big-beat bomp of Dan “Electro” Hall (drums) and Patrick “Buzz Hagstrom” O’Connor (bass), The Woggles explore the explosive side of rock and roll. The band started out as an Athens-based act nearly 27 years ago, but these days, its members are scattered all over the country. “The Woggles really belong to the world,” says Jones, a.k.a. “The Professor.” “There are barflies all over that need to be entertained.” The Woggles’ story began when a team of like-minded college kids, all of whom worked as DJs at UGA’s student-run radio station 90.5 FM, started gigging around Athens at keg parties and small clubs as “The WUOGgles,” in reference to the station’s call letters. Jones’ vast, enthusiastic knowledge of vintage rock, ‘60s guitar-pop, mod, psychedelia, soul, surf and rockabilly guided the band’s early incarnation, which featured drummer Kurt Wood, organist Donna Bowman, guitarists Jeff Matthews and Eric Agner and various guests. After releasing several EPs, singles and mini-albums, The Woggles issued their first bonafide full-length, Teen Dance Party, on the Estrus label in 1993. It was a garage-forward album, but there was a consistent Southern vibration throughout. “We realized that our Southern perspective and roots [were] things to carry forward,” Jones says. “They helped keep us unique. Now, we’re lumped in with other contemporary garage-rock bands, [but] I think we certainly have a heavier R&B and Southern influence than some of them.” Walls, a veteran of Atlanta pop-rock band Guadalcanal Diary and retro-rockabilly outfit Hillbilly Frankenstein, worked with The Woggles as a producer and fill-in guitarist before officially joining in 2003, replacing the late guitarist George “Mighty” Montague. Walls understood the band’s mission well. “When I first started producing records for The Woggles, it was like the Holy Grail to achieve that studio sound that The Sonics got, or whatever,” Walls says. “For a long time, you were kind of chasing technology and using million-dollar boards to try to make something that sounded like it was blasting through a transistor radio.” The Woggles signed with guitarist/actor/ radio host Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records in 2006. Their latest album, a rowdy 12-song collection titled The Big Beat, is their third for the label and fits nicely alongside the music Van Zandt champions on his weekly radio show, “Little Steven’s Underground Garage.” The Big Beat lives up to its title, with

meaty hooks, clangy drums and Jones’ shouty delivery. But the band says its 12 tracks came together in an unusually start-and-stop way. “There was an interesting process that went into the making of this record, one that I’d never tried before,” Walls says. “We didn’t think it was such a hot idea doing it, but in hindsight, I feel like it was actually a pretty good idea. Little Steven wanted us to cut four songs in three little batches, three times in a row. It’s kind of like how they did it back in the old days.” Some typical Woggles antics pop up on The Big Beat, like Jones’ maniacal harmonica and maraca work and Hall’s Keith Moon-esque tom fills. Some old-school fans might be surprised by the dense production style; the record features additional horns and organ (“Take it to the People,” “Do the Git Down”) and walls of vocal harmonies (“What Kind of Girl”). “It’s about being song-driven and inspired,” Jones says. “It’s rock and roll for the ages. I never put on a Chuck Berry song and go, ‘Oh, that sounds like ‘50s rock and roll.’ I think, ‘What great songwriting, what clever lyrics, what a great groove.’ I don’t think of it existing within that time period.” While The Woggles still claim Athens as home at heart, they rarely perform in town. Only Walls is stationed in Athens. (Jones resides in Los Angeles, while Hall lives in Tuscaloosa, AL and Hagstrom is in Atlanta.) In fact, the band has only played in town twice in the last 11 years, so this week’s show at Green Room will be a genuine treat for old friends and new fans alike. “Kurt [Wood, of opening band The VG Minus], is an original Woggle, so that makes it a fun family affair,” says Walls. “And I’ve been playing keys and guitar with Nate [Mitchell] from Nate and the Nightmares in a band called Free Associates.” Though their new album is a studio gem, Jones and Walls agree that, for The Woggles, the live show is still the main focus. “For us, onstage, it’s often about how close you get to meeting that inspiration within the songs that you’re crafting,” says Jones. “Sometimes, it’s necessary to be simple, and other times you ask for something to evolve a bit more.” T. Ballard Lesemann

WHO: The Woggles, The VG Minus, Nate and the Nightmares, DJ Kurt Wood WHERE: Green Room WHEN: Friday, April 25, 8 p.m. HOW MUCH: $8 (adv.), $10 (door)

threats & promises Music News And Gossip an EP, titled Lucky 7 and containing, uh, seven songs, through CD Baby and all major online digital services in May. The lineup on the EP includes the aforementioned Cook along with Tom Cheek, Allan Wagner and Haynes Collins—all three of whom would go on to play in Kilkenney Cats by early 1984— but the upcoming show will feature Jason NeSmith (Casper and the Cookies) instead of Collins. File this under “Do Not Miss,” and see for proof.

Read Thoroughly: Old Smokey will release its debut album, Wester Easter, Saturday, Apr. 26 at the Caledonia Lounge, and sharing the bill are Don Chambers, Lavender Holyfield and the new project by Mandy Branch (Motherfucker), Secret Europeans. OK, I confess I buried the lede on this one, because it’s Secret Europeans I really want to talk about here. Only one track (“Go About Your Business”) is available, but it punched me in the gut so hard I don’t know if I could take another one right now. The gentle, piano-based song features Branch on Roland TR-808, piano and vocals with additional vocals by Mary Joyce (Maximum Busy Muscle). An entire album has been recorded with Joel Hatstat and mixed by the esteemed J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines), and reportedly features several other players. Lend an ear at

Button On: Since we’re speaking about Art Rocks Athens, the organization’s first exhibit opens May 1 from 6–10 p.m. at the UGA Special Collections Libraries. Said exhibit is a partnership between ARA and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection. The exhibit is described as “a carefully curated assortment of artifacts, physical objects that exemplify the do-it-yourself spirit of the early Athens music scene.” The opening will feature a talk from Michael Lachowski on how Pylon was an art project, an early video of The B-52’s made by Spencer Thornton and a dance party featuring models wearing wigs and costumes owned by Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson of The B-52’s. Check artrocksathens. com.

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Update on Brian Crane: Nearly two weeks ago, we reported the death of longtime local musician Brian Crane. Crane’s brother Bill now reports that Brian “died of natural causes following a recent illness,” and says an Irish wake-style memorial is planned for Sunday, Apr. 27 at East/West Bistro. All friends are invited to join in celebration of Brian’s life from 4–7 p.m. that afternoon. For more information and to read the full obituary, visit [Gabe Vodicka]

The mighty Woggles return to Athens for a night at Green Room Friday, Apr. 25. The band pretty much defined and galvanized the garagek Meet The New Boss: rock scene that took Longtime Athens musiAthens by the throat cian Josh Perkins in the mid-1990s. Now is the new owner of with a discography Watkinsville’s well numbering over 20 established Full Moon releases, not including Studio and is heading numerous compilations, up its Oconee School Jay Rogers and Josh Perkins the band, led by the of Rock program. His eternally entertaining partner is the now Los Angeles-based Jason Manfred Jones, continues to wow audiences Weiner, who runs digital asset management around the world. The group’s most recent firm Crowded Head Industries. (Jay Rogers album, The Big Beat, was released in 2013. remains the studio’s lead engineer and manLocal rock enthusiast and overall social gadfly ager.) Perkins reports that a large part of Nate Mitchell will lead his group Nate and the facility’s focus is music education; music the Nightmares through the trenches to open lessons for guitar, piano and voice are now the show. The VG Minus—featuring original available through the Oconee School of Rock. Woggles drummer Kurt Wood—will also play, Perkins says he is “laser-focused on the family so get there early. aspect of this business. I plan to be involved with the community and have my own children Moon, Stars, Sun, Etc.: When word came down participating in the services we offer.” To this that Asheville, NC band The Shine Brothers end, Full Moon will host its first open house would be at Green Room Wednesday, Apr. 23, Friday, May 2 as part of Watkinsville’s First my memory went blank. My informant advised Friday event. All in all, it seems like everyme that this group contained one Oakley thing is off to a good start. For more informaMunson, who had spent time in Athens in the tion, see late aughts with his garage outfit Puddin’ Tang. I recalled the name, but blanked on Hume-an Nature: Essential early ‘80s Athens the music. After some crowd-sourcing, I dug band Is/Ought Gap will reunite for a show at back through some tunes and still nothing the 40 Watt Club May 23 as part of Art Rocks rang a bell. But then I saw Oakley’s photo Athens. A visual art show, “Between Rock and instantly remembered him. Swell dude! and an Art Place,” will open that evening At any rate, The Shine Brothers are more at the Lamar Dodd School Of Art. Precious organ-driven, with a pre-psych mid-’60s vibe. little music is available from this pre-Time The band will play with Free Associates and Toy project of Bryan Cook—who, in all honTimmy & the Tumblers, the latter of which is esty, deserves to be mentioned in every report currently rocking harder than I’ve ever seen. concerning the history of Athens music—but Carry on via fans of the aggressive art styling of Pere Ubu won’t be disappointed. The band will release Gordon Lamb


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Model Citizen will style the hair of the women modeling May’s wearable art, and The National will cater the reception with an Icelandic-inspired assortment of dishes. Entry is $7, and proceeds from the event will benefit the Athens Mural Project—an initiative of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce’s leadership development program, LEAD Athens— which is planning to create a large mural of Athens music history on the 40 Watt Club’s wall facing Pulaski Street.

Inspired by Architecture All Eyes on Iceland: “Parallel Proportions” is a one-night art and Rouse reflect more on the color palettes and emotions that show slated for Thursday, Apr. 24 from 7–9 p.m. at Ciné. It arise from looking at the fashion designs and Iceland’s terseeks to explore the relationship between Icelandic terrain and rain as a whole. The works by Nettles play on the coexistence the country’s changing architecture in the 1920s through photography by Ben Rouse, Michelle Norris and Forrest Aguar, metalsmith jewelry by Rhys May and sculptures by Eve Nettles. Co-curated by Meredith Thornhill and Maria Kouninska, the show was inspired by Claire Buyens—a senior fashion design student at the Savannah College of Art and Design and childhood friend of Thornhill’s—who creates fashion designs that reflect Iceland’s transition from using birchwood, driftwood and imported woods for construction to using predominantly concrete in the ‘20s. “Her pieces are multi-layered, play on proportions and have clean lines, which were inspired by the symmetrical and asymmetrical lines found in the minimal Icelandic architecture that arose after the 1920s,” says Thornhill. “For example, Look 2’s multi-layers and rough texture of the thick-knit oversized cropped sweater contrasting the smooth, asymmetrical cut of the high-waisted skirt suggest the coexisting relationship between Iceland’s modern architecture with its brisk climate, vast grassPhotography by Ben Rouse lands, hills, mountains and hot springs.” Though Buyen’s own fashion show will be held in Savannah, and juxtaposition of modern architecture in a rugged natural her mood board, sketches from the six-look collection, fabric environment. swatches and other materials will be on display at Ciné to help “The beauty of this art show is that it creates a conversaillustrate the concept of the show. tion, a discussion of how each person can interpret a conWhereas the neon-hued, geometric landscapes by Norris and cept differently yet keep the central theme apparent in each the collection of metalsmithed accessories by May complement medium to ultimately tie all works together—that the artists Buyens’ sharp lines and minimalism, the photographs of Aguar are here to recognize Iceland,” says Thornhill.

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Home is Where You Make It: “Living Room,” currently on display at the Gallery@Hotel Indigo through Sunday, June 15, features works by eight Athens artists who all consider the home environment. Taking the most literal approach, Patrick Brien examines ideas of architectural and conceptual space in his blueprint-like renderings of houses. Erin McIntosh also focuses on structural design of houses, but abstractly, through sharply lined geometric shapes and splashes of color. Inspired by his personal recollection of various events, Benjamin Britton creates large abstractions using fragments of textile patterns. Rachel Cox, a current faculty fellow at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, presents melancholy photographs, taken from a larger series, that contemplate and reflect on the death of a family member. Objectively neutral objects like wigs and rows of jewelry boxes take on a certain sadness when imagining the process of sifting through a loved one’s possessions. The eerie, black-and-white photographs of Emily Hadland are set at dilapidated Southern houses, invoking the viewer to wonder what circumstances resulted in homes being abandoned and left to the elements for so long. The bold pop art graphics by Carol John and highly textured household scenes by Andy Cherewick take a more light-hearted approach. Brock Gordon’s paintings are similarly playful, belonging to “8-Bit Holy Ghost,” a series of works that reference screenshots of early video games and are abstracted into simplified environments of pure color. Jessica Smith

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Seney-Stovall Chapel ¡ 7:30 p.m. ¡ $16 Written by professional playwright and UGA professor John Patrick Bray, Donkey is Rose of Athens Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first fully staged production from its No Shame New Playwrights Series, a program that showcases new works by emerging playwrights. Susan Paige Lane (RoAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 To Kill a Mockingbird) directs this satire of smalltown politics in which the livelihood of Steve Ryan, the owner of an independent coffee house in a college town in upstate New York, is threatened by corporate coffee shop Quick Java moving into town. After alienating his regularsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an undergrad employee, goth kid, performance artist, newspaper reporter and third-party majorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;he devises a way to sabotage the grand opening of his competitor. Due to mature content, this show is for adults Donkey 18 years old and up. Following each performance, audience members are invited to take the stage and share a song, poem, comedy routine or acting scene in an open mic night. [Jessica Smith] FILM | Wednesday, Apr. 23

24 Hour-ish Film Festival

Flicker Theatre & Bar ¡ 9 p.m. ¡ FREE! The 24 Hour-ish Film Festival, the nowannual event put on by local nonprofit Film Athens, wherein small teams are given a line of dialogue, a prop, a special requirement and 24 hoursâ&#x20AC;Ś ish (very ish; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually more like 42 hours, but hey, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s counting) to create a short film, happens Wednesday at Flicker. Teams began work on their movies Friday, Apr. 11 and turned in their completed works the following Sunday; each entry will screen Wednesday, and cash prizes will be awarded to the Audience Choice and Judgesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Choice winners. If last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wellattended event was any indication, there are some frighteningly talented amateur filmmakers among usâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and others that should probably not quit their day jobs. Either way, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a blast. Sit back and enjoy. [Gabe Vodicka] THEATER | Friday, Apr. 25â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sunday, Apr. 27

She Kills Monsters

Athens Community Theatre ¡ 8 p.m. (Friday & Saturday), 2 p.m. (Sunday) ¡ $5 Written by Qui Nguyen, She Kills Monsters is a comedic trip into the world of fantasy role-playing games. When Agnes (played by Katie Nystrom) stumbles upon the Dungeons & Dragons notebook of her recently deceased younger sister, Tilly (Killian Ross), she decides to roll the dice

and embark on an action-packed adventure in order to better connect with her. The game reveals itself to be a glimpse into her outcast sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s subconscious, full of magiA little bit of the Gulf Coast comes to Athens cal creatures based off characters from real life and loaded with movie, video-game TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s pop-culture references. Town and WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23RD Gown Playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Second Stage production will 6-9pm: Athens Science Cafe be directed by W. Steven Carroll, an avid $ THURSDAY, APRIL 24TH tabletop roleplayer, who has also directed Steve Moakler T&Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Evil Dead the Musical, Dracula and $ the Rocky Horror Show. [JS]


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May Day Festival and Music Business Expo

Melting Point ¡ 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. ¡ FREE! A joint production of the UGA Music Business Program and the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports and Entertainment Law Society, the May Day Festival and Music Business Expo is an inspired mashup, part concert and part industry trade show. From 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. on the Melting Point patio, local musicians and folks interested in careers in music can meet and chat with representatives from record labels, recording studios, musicminded publications (including Flagpole), law firms, arts festivals and more. From 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m., enjoy tunes from a slew of MBUSassociated bandsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; including Of the Vine, Walden, Manmade Mountains, Julie Holmes and many othersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;on two rotating stages. Proceeds from the Expo will go toward the SELSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community-outreach programs, including the annual Protect Athens Music Conference and free legal clinics for musicians. [GV]


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MUSIC | Monday, Apr. 28

Thunder O(h)m, Terminals, Michael Lauden

The World Famous ¡ 8 p.m. ¡ $3 Experimental music has experienced a dramatic rebirth in Athens over the past year. Since we published our overview on the Classic Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new underground last April, the scene has continued to explode, new acts popping up like shapeshifting flowers throughout the local music landscape. Two ongoing concert series have recently emerged, both designed to showcase noise, drone and otherwise uncategorizable sounds. Monthly Sunday shows at Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have featured genre linchpins like Motion Sickness of Time Travel. Over at The World Famous, Aprilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Experimental Mondays series concludes Apr. 28 with sets from anti-jazz trio Thunder O(h)m, synth explorer Sam Frigard, a.k.a Terminals, and a solo set from Scab Queen founder Michael Lauden, one of our townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most quietly active creators of late. [GV]

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Tuesday 22 ART: Earth Day Recycled Crafting (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Turn trash into treasure. Some junk will be provided, but feel free to bring your own as well. All ages. 3 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 ART: Phi Beata Heata Student Jewelry Sale (UGA Tate Student Center) UGA’s jewelry and metalwork students present a sale of handmade items. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. edu CLASSES: Introduction to the Internet (ACC Library) Learn tips and tricks for surfing the web. Call to register. 10–11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 354. EVENTS: South by South Milledge Concert and Dinner (UGArden) Celebrate UGA Earth Week with local music, sustainability and good food at UGArden. Participants are requested to bring their own fork, plate and cup for dinner. 5–7:30 p.m. $2. 706-542-1301 EVENTS: The Great Cloth Diaper Change (The Natural Baby) Celebrate Earth Day by getting together to change as many cloth diapers as possible in one place. Includes refreshments, playtime and giveaways. 4–6 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: World Famous Chippendales (The Office Lounge) See the male dancers on their Most Wanted Tour. 8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20. 706-546-0840

EVENTS: Go Green ACC (Athens City Hall) The Georgia Climate Change Coalition hosts an Earth Day rally to promote green initiatives. 5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Product for Robots 10 Year Anniversary (Wonderbar) Product for Robots celebrates 10 years of following their dreams. Drink specials, music and a Kickstarter kickoff for their new cardgame. 8 p.m.–2 a.m. FREE! EVENTS: Earth Day Celebration (Memorial Park, Bear Hollow Zoo) Visit the zoo and learn about ways to peacefully share space with these awesome animals. For all ages. 3–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3616 EVENTS: Earth Day Program (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Ann Pancake, fiction writer, essayist and environmental activist, reads from her work at The Georgia Review’s sixth annual Earth Day program. Live music provided by Hawk Proof Rooster. 7 p.m. FREE! FILM: Bad Movie Night: Wild Beasts (Ciné Barcafé) Zoo animals are sent into a murderous frenzy when their water supply is contaminated with PCP in this Italian shocker film. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Troubadour Bar & Grill) Trivia provided by Dirty South Trivia. Play for house cash prizes. 7:30 p.m. FREE!

GAMES: Trivia (Four Brothers Sports Tavern) How much do you really know? 7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3020 GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! Win house cash prizes with host Todd Kelly. 7:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Todd Kelly every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289 GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete! Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515 GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Presented by Dirty South Trivia. Every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0305 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 (Hi-Lo Lounge) General trivia with host Caitlin Wilson. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-8508561 KIDSTUFF: Earth Day Family Party (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Includes live music, dancing, crafting and earth-friendly businesses like Tin Cup, Hungry Gnome, Let Us Compost and 3 Porch Farm. 5–7 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) Children ages 2–5 are invited to join in an interactive story-

Paintings by Cameron Bliss are featured in “Enchantment,” currently on display at ARTini’s Art Lounge through mid-May. time. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Earth Day at the Library (ACC Library) Kids are invited to meet Odell the Otter during a puppet show presented by AthensClarke County Stormwater. All ages. 4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, KIDSTUFF: Story Time (Oconee County Library) Stories, songs, and crafts for ages 2–5. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 MEETINGS: Candidate Forum (Oconee County Civic Center) The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce hosts a candidate forum. 6–8 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA Colleguim Musicum (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) This select chamber ensemble

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specializes in music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, utilizing a small roster of strong singers and instrumentalists. 6 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA University Band and Philharmonia Spring Concert (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) These ensembles provide non-music majors the opportunity to continue to perform exciting repertoire for band and orchestra. 8 p.m. FREE!

Wednesday 23 ART: From Trash to Treasure (ACC Solid Waste Department) Chris McDowell from the UGA Material Reuse Program shows participants how to make a wood craft using reclaimed materials. All materials provided. RSVP required. 12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3512 ART: Spring Pottery Sale (Lamar Dodd School of Art) The UGA Ceramic Students Organization’s spring pottery sale includes small, hand-built sculptures and functional pottery such as teapots, mugs and plates made by ceramics students and faculty. Proceeds help fund educational field trips for students and bringing in visiting artists. Apr. 23–24, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! ART: Artist Reception (Leathers Building) AthensHasArt! presents paintnings by Andy Cherewick. 5–7 p.m. FREE! ART: Artful Conversation (Georgia Museum of Art) Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth discussion of Robert Gwathmey Jr.’s “Hoeing Tobacco.” 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum. org CLASSES: Salsa Dance Classes (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Cuban-style salsa dance classes with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday. 6:30-7:30 p.m. (intermediate), 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginners). $10 (incl. drink). www. CLASSES: Medicinal Salves (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) This

class covers herbal infused oils, base oils for salve-making and appropriate herbs and essential oils that can treat a variety of symptoms. Includes a walk through the herb and physic garden, herbal tea and bread with herbal butter. 9–11 a.m. $24. 706-542-6156 CLASSES: Be Preared: Summer Essentials (Thrive) In partnership with Arrow, Thrive presents a class on the best herbs to take, making a DIY vacation first aid kit, countering the heat and humidity, and tips for traveling with children. Child care and snacks provided. 6–7:30 p.m. FREE! 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! EVENTS: Crossing America on Foot: The American Discovery Trail (Ciné Barcafé) UGA alumni and Athens resident Josh Seehorn will share photos, videos and stories about his 360-day, 4,800+ mile run/hike across America on the American Discovery Trail. 7 p.m. FREE! FILM: Sustainability Short Film Festival (UGA Tate Student Center, Theater) This green mini-film festival features film shorts provided by the EcoFocus Film Festival. Part of UGA Earth Week. 7–9 p.m. FREE! 706542-1301 FILM: 24 Hour-ish Film Festival (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Teams received a prop, piece of dialogue and a special requirement and had to create a short film. Finished films will be screened and judged at this showcase. See Calendar Pick on p. 21. 9 p.m. 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: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. Every

Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-6130892 GAMES: Trivia with a DJ (Your Pie, Eastside location) Open your pie hole for a chance to win cash prizes. 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Willyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Think you know it all? Test your knowledge every Wednesday night. 8 p.m. Both locations. 706-548-3442 KIDSTUFF: Poetry Storytime (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Celebrate National Poetry Month with singing, dancing, poems and crafts. For ages 5 & under. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706795-5597 LECTURES & LIT: World Book Night (Multiple locations) Part of a nationwide campaign that gives half a million free books away to light or nonreaders in over 6,000 towns. Friends of the ACC Library will distribute books at the Athens Latino Center, First Baptist Church of Athens and the Project Safe Thrift Store. All day. LECTURES & LIT: Inspiring Local Careers: Sustainable Athens (UGA Dean Rusk Hall) This careeroriented panel features representatives from the Athens-Clarke County Government, Athens Land Trust, Georgia River Network, Noramco and Terrapin Brewery. Learn about internships in sustainability and recycling from local industry experts. 3:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. FREE! 706542-1301 LECTURES & LIT: Athens Science CafĂŠ (Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar) UGA associate professor Dr. John Knox presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Use of Social Media to Study the Weather.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. FREE! www.athensciencecafe.wordpress. com MEETINGS: Candidate Forum (Oconee County Library) The Oconee Chamber of Commerce hosts a candidate forum. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Donkey (SeneyStovall Chapel) Donkey tells the story of the owner of an independent coffee shop in a liberal arts college town in upstate New York. Written by playwright and UGA professor John Patrick Bray, the play is the first fully staged show of the No Shame New Playwrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Series. For ages 18 & up. See Calendar Pick on p. 21. Apr. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;25, 7:30 p.m. $16. 706-3409181, PERFORMANCE: UGA Symphonic Band (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The ensemble is made up of undergraduate music majors, music minors and non-majors from across campus with experience playing woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. 8 p.m. FREE! www.

Thursday 24 ART: Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lecture (Georgia Museum of Art) In â&#x20AC;&#x153;Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune: Queering St. Sebastian,â&#x20AC;? GMOA director William U. Eiland traces the evolution of representations of Sebastian, the 3rd-century martyr and saint. Dr. Eilandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s study focuses on the ways in which artists adapted St. Sebastianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history and iconography to create a fixture for both the Catholic hagiography and gay culture. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.

ART: Spring Pottery Sale (Lamar Dodd School of Art) See Wednesday listing for full description Apr. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;24, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. FREE! ART: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parallel Proportions: A Conversation on Icelandâ&#x20AC;? (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) The mission of this art show is take the mediums of food, hair, photography, metalsmith jewelry and sculpture to further express a concept by SCAD senior fashion design student Claire Buyens dealing with the relationship between Icelandic terrain and its architecture in the 1920s. See Art Notes on p. 20. 7 p.m. $7. ART: Phi Beata Heata Student Jewelry Sale (Lamar Dodd School of Art) UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jewelry and metalwork students present a sale of handmade pieces. 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. CLASSES: One-On-One Computer Tutorial (ACC Library) Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9:45 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 354 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. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $36/semester, $3/class. EVENTS: Nature Ramblers (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group. 8:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden. EVENTS: Recycling Happy Hour (UGA Intramural Fields) Bring in old electronics, batteries, bulbs and used cooking grease for recycling. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Job Fair and Career Expo (The Classic Center) The Athens Small Business Summit hosts a job fair for employers seeking part-time or full-time help. 1:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: 2014 Athens Small Business Summit (The Classic Center) The summit will provide opportunities for businesses of all sizes to learn, connect and be inspired by 500 of their peers. This all-day event is full of educational breakout sessions, valuable resources, experienced speakers and networking opportunities. Check website for schedule. 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. $79. FILM: Al-Nisa (Miller Learning Center, Room 250) Al-Nissa: Black Muslim Women in Atlantaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gay Mecca is the story of how filmmaker Red Summer brought five women who sought to establish a community for black Muslim lesbians living in Atlanta. The film screening is followed by a Q&A session with the director. 6 p.m. FREE! rickyrob@ GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New York Style Pizza) See Tuesday listing for full description Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515 GAMES: Trivia (Amici) Every Thursday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-3530000 GAMES: Trivia (El Azteca) Win prizes with host Todd Kelly. Every Thursday. 7:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-2639 KIDSTUFF: Pajama Story Time (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Come in your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for stories, songs and snacks. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

KIDSTUFF: Lego Club (ACC Library) Join us for Lego art and Lego-based games and activities. No need to bring your own Legos. For ages 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. 4:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Lunchtime Learning: Estate Planning (ACC Library) Mr. Kim Kimbrough of Kimbrough Consulting will present a program on estate planning, elder care and other vital issues for a sound future. Feel free to bring your lunch. 12:15 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650, MEETINGS: Clarke County Democrats Meeting (Foundry Park Inn & Spa) Get involved in your local politics. This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guest speakers include Congressional candidates David Vogel and Ken Dious. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Donkey (SeneyStovall Chapel) See Wednesday listing for full description Apr. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;25, 7:30 p.m. $16. 706-340-9181, www. THEATRE: Live Art (Memorial Park, Quinn Hall) A unique musical review featuring a wide range of Tony-winning productions. Audience members will enjoy classic Broadway tunes as playbills come to life. Apr. 24â&#x20AC;&#x201C;26, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 26, 2 p.m. & Apr. 27, 3 p.m. $12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15, 706-613-3771, www.mortontheatre.






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KIDSTUFF: Family Fishing (Sandy Creek Nature Center) This program is for all ages and takes place in the hidden Claypit Pond. Bait, poles and tips are provided. Pre-register by Apr. 24. 6–7:30 p.m. $7–10. 706613-3615 KIDSTUFF: Curiosity Shop: Fencing (ACC Library) Join Allen Schneider, a local master of the craft and ACCL staffer, for a demonstration of the art and sport of fencing. For ages 11–18. 4–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary. org LECTURES & LIT: Literary Journal Launch: Xenophile (Avid Bookshop) Xenophile, a journal of comparative literature, is celebrating the launch of its second online issue which will serve as an interdisciplinary, multilingual examination of the world through literature. Members of UGA’s senior seminar for comparative literature will present portions of the selected submissions. 6:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Meet Melissa Link (357 Hill St.) Blair and Betsy Dorminey host a meet and greet with the District 3 Commissioner candidate. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www. PERFORMANCE: Donkey (SeneyStovall Chapel) See Wednesday listing for full description Apr. 23–25, 7:30 p.m. $16. 706-340-9181, www. THEATRE: Live Art (Memorial Park) See Thursday listing for full description Apr. 24–26, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 26, 2 p.m. & Apr. 27, 3 p.m. $12–15, 706-613-3771, www.mortontheatre. THEATRE: Scooby Doo, Where are You? (Athens Little Playhouse) The gang solves a spooky mystery. Apr. 25 & May 2, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 26 & May 3, 10 a.m. Apr. 26–27 & May 3–4, 3 p.m. $5–10. THEATRE: She Kills Monsters (Athens Community Theater) She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen is about an average girl who goes on an epic quest to connect with her outcast Dungeons & Dragonsobsessed sister by grabbing a sword and rolling the dice. See Calendar Pick on p. 21. Apr. 25–26, 8 p.m. & Apr. 27, 2 p.m. $5. www.

Saturday 26 ART: Live Glassblowing (Bendzunas Glass, Comer) The family-run gallery demonstrates live glassblowing. 9 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! ART: Family Day: Celebrating Spring (Georgia Museum of Art) Take a look at works in the museum’s permanent collection that evoke the season of spring, enjoy an interactive gallery games tour and decorate a flowerpot to take home. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Domestic Violence Awareness Program (Hill Chapel Baptist Church) Presentations will be given by speakers from Project Safe and the Athens Clarke-County Family Protection Unit. Topics include understanding domestic violence and emotional abuse, recognizing warning signs, and available community and legal resources for victims. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1377 EVENTS: Twilight (Downtown Athens) The Athens Twilight Criterium is a professional cycling competition and festival. Activities include a 5K run, amateur cycling

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races, a kids’ zone, BMX jam, Big Wheel race, parade of vehicles and more. The women’s Twilight Criterium begins at 7:45 p.m. and the men’s race begins at 9 p.m. See story on p. 9. 7 a.m.–10:30 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Clay in Bloom Pottery Show (BMA At Home) See Tammy Nance’s handcrafted hummingbird feeders, succulent displays and serving ware pieces. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0770 EVENTS: E-Cycling Event (PeachMac) All electronics will be accepted for recycling by Diversified Recycling. Those who bring a computer will receive a $10 PeachMac gift card. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. Live music by David Court and Klezmer 42. 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Save the Frogs Day (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Learn about the importance of frogs through a guided hike and amphibian hunt. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Saturday Morning Club (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) Watch a concert featuring the UGA Hodgson Singers and Friends under the direction of Daniel Bara. For ages 4–12 and their parents. 10 a.m. $6 (children), $10 (adults). www. KIDSTUFF: Saturday Movies (ACC Library) Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title. 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. FREE! OUTDOORS: Bulldog Classic Horse Show (UGA Livestock Instructional Arena) UGA’s Collegiate Horsemen Association hosts a horse show of English and Western riding and games. Various classes will be offered for children and adults. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Georgia Equine Rescue Leage. Visit website to register for classes. 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! $5–10/class., PERFORMANCE: Spring Recital (East Athens Educational Dance Center) “Dancing in the Twilight” features performances in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, modern, praise and kinderdance. Apr. 26, 12 p.m. & 1:15 p.m. & Apr. 27, 3 p.m. & 4:15 p.m. $5. www.athensclarkecounty. com/dance PERFORMANCE: Music Video Mania Dance Performance (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) This event features songs from well-known video and pop culture dance history that spans over 100 years. Choreography and costuming comes straight from the music videos themselves. 7 p.m. $8-10. 706-2831049, SPORTS: John Polk Beepball Tournament (Smith Field, off Old Epps Bridge Rd.) Athens Inclusive in Recreation and Sports (AIRS), is a nonprofit that provides adapted sports for players living with disabilities. Beepball teams from around the region will be competing with one another. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7463, THEATRE: Live Art (Memorial Park) See Thursday listing for full description Apr. 24–26, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 26, 2 p.m. & Apr. 27, 3 p.m. $12–15, 706-613-3771, www.mortontheatre.

THEATRE: She Kills Monsters (Athens Community Theater) See Friday listing for full description Apr. 25–26, 8 p.m. & Apr. 27, 2 p.m. $5. THEATRE: Scooby Doo, Where are You? (Athens Little Playhouse) See Friday listing for full description Apr. 25 & May 2, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 26 & May 3, 10 a.m. Apr. 26–27 & May 3–4, 3 p.m. $5–10.

Sunday 27 ART: Pinch-Pots and Other Disruptive Technologies Workshop (OCAF, Watkinsville) This workshop is lead by local artist Rich Panico and will consist of a demonstration of building pinch pot birds, creatures and bottles in clay. Panico will explain the importance of abandoning beliefs or ways of being that no longer serve or have become harmful. Register online. 1–5 p.m. 706-769-4565, EVENTS: Meet Melissa Link (240 Hillcrest Ave) Bill Ryland hosts a cook out for the District 3 Commissioner candidate. 4–7 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Sunday Funday TieDye Party! (Always Baked) Come tie-dye a shirt, enjoy food and hear music. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. $5 shirt. 706-850-5478 EVENTS: UGA Music Business Expo (The Melting Point) Partnering with the UGA Music Business Program and its annual May Day Festival, this event will have live music on two stages and vendor booths covering the entire spectrum of musician resources. This event is for musicians, students, businesses and those interested in the music industry. See Calendar Pick on p. 21. 12–8 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Double Dollars Dinner (The National) Share an evening celebrating local food with chef Peter Dale. Proceeds will be used for the doubling of federal and state nutrition benefits. 6–9 p.m. $120. 706-613-0122, EVENTS: Meditative Soundscapes (Thrive) Todd Mueller and Brian Smith present an afternoon of meditative sound and music featuring various world percussion instruments alongside the guitar. These unique soundscapes are intended to bring listeners on a meditative journey inward. Held the last Sunday of each month. 2–3 p.m. Donations accepted. EVENTS: Boulevard Gardening Club Roving Garden Party (Gardens of Buena Vista) This year the Boulevard Gardening Club returns to the gardens of Buena Vista, visiting two old ones and two new ones with a peak into a small window of a garden. Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Satula and Boulevard. 3–5 p.m. $15 (members), $20. 706-380-4570, EVENTS: Athens Canine Rescue Mutt Strut (Bishop Park) Dogs of all kinds show their stuff. All registered participants will receive a free raffle ticket. 1:30–4 p.m. $10, www. FILM: Before the Memories Fade: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement (ACC Library) This documentary by local filmmaker Keith Plummer shares firsthand stories told by both prominent Civil Rights figures as well as students, ordinary citizens, community organizers and musicians who risked a lot to do what was right. 3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650,

GAMES: Trivia (Amici) Test your skills. 9 p.m. 706-353-0000 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! PERFORMANCE: Spring Recital (East Athens Educational Dance Center) See Saturday listing for full description Apr. 26, 12 p.m. & 1:15 p.m. & Apr. 27, 3 p.m. & 4:15 p.m. $5. dance THEATRE: Live Art (Memorial Park) See Thursday listing for full description Apr. 24â&#x20AC;&#x201C;26, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 26, 2 p.m. & Apr. 27, 3 p.m. $12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15, 706-613-3771, www.mortontheatre. THEATRE: She Kills Monsters (Athens Community Theater) See Friday listing for full description Apr. 25â&#x20AC;&#x201C;26, 8 p.m. & Apr. 27, 2 p.m. $5. THEATRE: Scooby Doo, Where are You? (Athens Little Playhouse) See Friday listing for full description

EVENTS: Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell (Allgood Lounge) Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Every Monday. 6 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: UGA Wesley Foundation Gold Classic (The Georgia Club) A fun day of golf played between four-member teams. Lunch and dinner provided. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m., www. EVENTS: Freedom University Rally (UGA Arch) Students from Freedom University will lead a rally and press conference to denounce the Board of Regentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ban on their presence at UGA and other top GA colleges. 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. FREE! voekel@ GAMES: Rock and Roll Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Get a team together and show off your extensive music knowledge! Hosted by Jonathan Thompson. 9 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916

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Monday 28 COMEDY: Weird Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Comedy Spring Massacre (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Hear local comics Walker Smith, Olivia Cathcart, Kellan Meador and Yedoye Travis. Hosted by Jason Flynn. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $5-7, COMEDY: Casual Comedy (Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar) Host Dave Weiglein brings together comics from both Atlanta and the Classic City. This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s installment includes headliner Gilbert Lawand, plus Greg Behrens, Brian Emond, David Perdue, Yedoye Opigo Travis, Ben Evans and Walker Smith. 9-11 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com

GAMES: Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night. 8 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (ACC Library) Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing. 2:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Monday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650 KIDSTUFF: Open Chess Play for Teens (ACC Library) Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. Registration

Juras. 5:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Fuzzyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Presented by Dirty South Trivia. Every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0305 GAMES: Trivia (Four Brothers Sports Tavern) How much do you really know? 7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3020 GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Todd Kelly every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289 GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New York Style Pizza) See Tuesday listing for full description Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515 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) Jump on the k continued on next page


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trivia train! Win house cash prizes with host Todd Kelly. 7:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Troubadour Bar & Grill) Trivia provided by Dirty South Trivia. Play for house cash prizes. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 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 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! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Teen Card Gamers Group (ACC Library) Calling all fans of Yu-gi-oh, Pokemon and Magic the Gathering! Drop by to play with friends, share ideas and learn more about these and other collectible card games. Bring your own cards. For ages 11-18. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. FREE! 706613-3650, 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 PERFORMANCE: Rak the Watt (40 Watt Club) Watch as bellydancers demonstrate their skills. 7 p.m. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7.

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KIDSTUFF: Young Adult Yard Sale Prep (Oconee County Library) Help set up the room, organize donations and price items. Bring anything youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to donate. Snakes and first dibs to all teens that help. Ages 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Letter J Storytime (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Sing, dance, read and learn. For ages 5 & under. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Teen Council Meeting (ACC Library) Teens can come together to discuss plans for the ACC Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teen departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

TARNATION Local band with a chunky rock sound and catchy, emotive vocals. BEAR GIRL Trio from Atlanta with a progressive indie rock sound. Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $6. SEVEN HANDLE CIRCUS A rowdy, fun and modern interpretation of traditional bluegrass and folk. SAM BURCHFIELD The local singersongwriter (and recent â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Idolâ&#x20AC;? contestant) plays a set of his folk-pop tunes. On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www. SAM SNIPER Local alt-country band playing grunge-influenced, energetic and heartfelt tunes.

LA-based sister duo that plays world, folk and soul music. GRO/CONSCIOUS Members of Latinjazz group Grogus and dub-reggae ensemble DubConscious team up. CRYSTAL BRIGHT & THE SILVER HANDS From the whimsical sounds of the accordion, saw and adungu to the enchanting voice of Spanish amor, Crystal Bright delights the senses with a kaleidophrenic cabaret of music for all ages. KATIE PRUITT Young, talented local singer-songwriter. Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s showcase of singer-

Wednesday 30 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 ART: 2nd Annual Interior Design Showcase Opening Reception (Athens Technical College) The Athens Technical College of Interior Design Program presents a showcase of student designs. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! 706-355-5059, 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! GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Trivia with a DJ (Your Pie, Eastside location) Open your pie hole for a chance to win cash prizes. 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Willyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-6130892 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Think you know it all? Test your knowledge every Wednesday night. 8 p.m. Both locations. 706-548-3442 GAMES: 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.

Shawn Mullins plays the Melting Point on Saturday, Apr. 26. collections and programs. Pick up application forms at the front desk. Ages 11-18. This month the group will focus on ideas for the summer. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT: Book Bindery Day (ACC Library) Ken Jewell from the National Book Bindery Company will be available to provide consultations and estimates for book bindery repair. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. FREE! 706613-3650 THEATRE: The Addams Family (The Classic Center) This musical comedy brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Mortician, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and Lurch to spooky, spectacular life. 7:30 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 22 Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. WILEY EYES Local rock band.

SAINT FRANCIS Local rootsrock band led by Scott Baston (Moonshine Still). Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJ ELYSIA EMPIRE Wild of Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Birdie Ann Renee spins a DJ set. MCKENDRICK BEARDEN The Androcles and the Lion frontman performs a set of his Red House Painters-inspired tunes. ELYSIA EMPIRE Birdie Ann Renee plays experimental harp melodies. The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www. STRING THEORY High-energy acoustic fusion and funk-oriented progressive rock with elements of bluegrass and Americana. New Earth Athens New Earth Day Festival. 6 p.m. $15. KALIMBAMAN SPEARS Atlanta world jazz and funk-rock artist who is considered by many to be one of the best kalimba players alive today. RISING APPALACHIA New Orleans,

songwriter talent, featuring Deacon Brandon Reeves and Lady and the Lake. The Office Lounge 8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door) 706546-0840 SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s band plays eclectic hip hop mixed with rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; funky soul.

Wednesday 23 Boarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES SINGERSONGWRITER SHOWCASE Rock out every Wednesday at this open mic. Contact louisphillippelot@ for booking. Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (21+), $9 (18-20). MANMADE MOUNTAINS Local modern-folk crew drawing inspiration from groups like The Avett Brothers. OAMI Alt-country collective from Tallahassee, FL.

TEACH ME EQUALS Experimental pop group consisting of Erin Murphy (guitar, violin, vocals) and Greg Bortnichak (cello, vocals). MISERY LOVES CHACHI Atlanta band â&#x20AC;&#x153;combining chillwave, Motown and African rhythms with postmodern classical chord changes and jazz vocal harmonies comparable to Steely Dan.â&#x20AC;? BY SMALL RUIN Local alternative rock band. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. EASY STAR ALL-STARS Reggae act from New York. CAS HALEY Reggae-inspired artist from Texas. BIG HOPE No information available. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 RITVALS Loud, rumbling junk-rock band with a bad attitude and a retooled lineup. FEATHER TRADE This local band plays lush, moody post-pop. SCOOTERBABE New local noise-pop group. SWAMP No info available. TWIN POWERS DJ Dan Geller and friends spin late-night glam rock, new wave, Top 40, punk and Britpop. Green Room 9 p.m. $4. FREE ASSOCIATES Local garagerock band that experiments with noise and attitude. Cassette release party! THE SHINE BROTHERS Asheville, NC-based garage-rock band that offers â&#x20AC;&#x153;a liberal dose of melodic mayhem.â&#x20AC;? HARTLE ROAD Straight-forward rock and roll from Water Valley, MS. TIMMY TUMBLE Tim Schreiber howls and spasms and literally tumbles over garage-y rock anthems and retro-inspired pop songs. Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! The Melting Point 7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). JULIE HOLMES Local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who specializes in acoustic jams. This is her CD release show. UP IN THE AIR Local southern rock band. JASON GRIDLEY Local singer-songwriter in the style of Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk. 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 drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday 24 ATHICA Athens Americana Music Festival. SAILING TO DENVER Harmonyheavy folk group from Atlanta. (6 p.m.)

Boarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Lounge 10 p.m. 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singersongwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a â&#x20AC;&#x153;mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics.â&#x20AC;? The band is celebrating 60-plus weeks of Thursday shows. SOUTHERN BRED CO. Local funkinspired rock and roll band.

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Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. VIETKONG High energy local duo who draw from a wide range of genres. COSMIC KING No info available. BELFAST LANDING Athens folk-rock group with confessional lyrics.

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Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by Christian DeRoeck, formerly of Woods, playing garage rock with country and pop sensibilities. NIGHT SCHOOL New local band featuring Black Kids frontman Reggie Youngblood. ERIN LOVETT Ukelele strummer Lovett plays sweet, poppy folk.




40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5. WALDEN Local band that plays indiefolk music. GRANT COWAN Up-and-coming local songwriter. THE SUMMER SONICS Local alternative rock band.



Four Brothers Sports Tavern 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.4brotherstavern. com BIG DON Southern-fried local rock songwriter performs an â&#x20AC;&#x153;unpluggedâ&#x20AC;? acoustic set.



Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $17. SISTER HAZEL Florida-based altrock band known for its radio staple â&#x20AC;&#x153;All For You.â&#x20AC;? GREGORY HYDE BAND Melodic rock and roll band from Chicago. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. Fredâ&#x20AC;? Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee. com STEVE MOAKLER Songwriter from Pittsburgh, PA.







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Little Kings Shuffle Club Athens Americana Music Festival. THE DASHBOARD SAVIORS Longrunning, on-again-off-again local rock band fronted by songwriter Todd McBride. (12 a.m.) FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll. Their energetic live show has warmed the stage for such bands as R.E.M., Cheap Trick, The Ramones and more. (11 p.m.) WORKHORSES OF THE ENTERTAINMENT/RECREATIONAL INDUSTRY Impossibly-named longtime local folk act featuring Ben Reynolds, William Tonks and Rob Keller. (10 p.m.) k continued on next page



THE CALENDAR! 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 JUBEE & THE MORNING AFTER Smooth, soulful hip-hop featuring local MC JuBee and his band of electric rockers. ANDY BRUH & ROBBIE DUDE Two local EDM hotshots spin sets. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 EDDIE AND THE PUBLIC SPEAKERS Local power trio delivers an energetic show with a hardhitting rhythm section, funky riffs and soaring guitar solos filled with catchy hooks and harmonies.

THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local roots-folk duo featuring members of The Humms. (11 p.m.) CLAY LEVERETT Some of Athens’ finest country music! (10 p.m.)

NATE & THE NIGHTMARES Local garage-punk band fronted by Cars Can Be Blue’s Nate Mitchell and featuring local band Free Associates. THE VG MINUS ‘70s-styled powerpop/punk. DJ KURT WOOD Spinning tunes before, after and in between bands.

40 Watt Club Athens Americana Music Festival. PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Packway’s “gather around the mic” approach to bluegrass provides sly, hearty originals and unique covers of classic tunes. (11 p.m.) HIGH STRUNG STRING BAND Rising local bluegrass/Americana ensemble. (10 p.m.) ADAM KLEIN & THE WILD FIRES Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana (9 p.m.)

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Athens Americana Music Festival. THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic sister duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor. (9:30 p.m.) CITY HOTEL BAND Original bluegrass music from Savannah. (8:30 p.m.) CAROLINE SPENCE Singer and songwriter born and raised in Charlottesville, VA and currently residing in Nashville, TN. (7:30 p.m.)

Georgia Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884 JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine

Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has

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The Melting Point 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www. THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a horn section offering up your favorite beach and Motown music. New Earth Athens Consume Media Presents. 9:30 p.m. www.newearthmusichall.xom WIEUCA A fuzz-heavy, slightly countrified alt-rock version of the sort of wistful slacker-rock pioneered by Pavement and Dinosaur Jr. BIG MORGAN Local band consisting of former members of Atlanta band Lotus Slide. BAXTER AND THE BASICS Local folk-inspired rock band that borrows from the fuzz of ‘90s alternative. SPACE MAMA Local jam-rock group with blues undertones. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard’s low, bass growl.

various percussion, drums and bass to perform popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, ‘20s and ‘30s: a potent mix of protojazz, blues and folk. (10 p.m.)

Saturday 26 Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! DAVID COURT No info available. (8 a.m.) KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local sevenpiece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight. (10 a.m.) Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. 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 percus-

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

Flicker Theatre & Bar Athens Americana Music Festival. SCOTT LOW AND THE SOUTHERN BOUILLON New project from the Efren frontman, featuring Doyle Williams (Rehab), Clint Swords and Mike Strickland. (12 a.m.)


Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJ HOT WAX & DJ TAINT Max Wang and Xander Witt spin ‘60s pop, new wave, goth and punk.

Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

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Downtown Athens Athens Americana Music Festival (Twilight Outdoor Stage). BIG C & THE VELVET DELTA A modern take on traditional blues and R&B from this local group. (9 p.m.) BLAIR CRIMMINS AND THE HOOKERS Atlanta-based ragtime/ Dixieland jazz revival outfit. (8 p.m.) LITTLE COUNTRY GIANTS Old-time folk, country and blues from Rome, GA. (7 p.m.)

Georgia Theatre Athens Americana Music Festival. THE DIRTY GUV’NAHS Rootsrockers from Knoxville, TN. (11:15 p.m.) CEREUS BRIGHT Modern folk duo from Knoxvile, TN. (10 p.m.)

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. BLOODKIN The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics for darkly countrified bar-room rock.

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

Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. CINEMECHANICA Beloved local four-piece math-rock band. LAZER/WULF This avant-metal instrumental trio mixes in prog, thrash as well as more eclectic influences for a high-energy live show. SAVAGIST Heavy-hitting metal band.

Four Brothers Sports Tavern 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.4brotherstavern. com JOHN SWILLEY Local songrwriter who blends of a variety of genres, including gritty Southern rock, sultry R&B and Delta blues.

Green Room 9 p.m. $5. AMERICAN MANNEQUINS Thoughtful, melodic, danceable rock and roll for the upcoming new wave apocalypse. EP release show! GROWN UP AVENGER STUFF Alternative pop/rock band from Charlotte, NC. MAMA-FIKI Local jam-influenced fusion band.

Treppenhaus Athens Americana Music Festival. FAMILY AND FRIENDS Buzzworthy local folk-rock sweethearts featuring double percussion and anthemic vocals. (10 p.m.) SANS ABRI Local folk duo featuring members of Packway Handle Band. (9 p.m.) THE LAST TYCOON Local dark-folk/ Americana outfit. (8 p.m.)

Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q 8 p.m. FREE! www.butthuttbarbecue. com RANDY LEAKE Up-and-coming local singer-songwriter.

MARCH The new group led by songwriter Dodd Ferrelle and featuring Marcus Thompson, Tim Adams, Taylor Sproull and Adam Poulin. (10:30 p.m.) THE BURNING ANGELS Local country-rock band led by songwriter Mark Cunningham. (9:30 p.m.)

J.D. Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers play Green Room on Tuesday, Apr. 29. and Bob Dylan. He’ll be joined by Kevin Fleming. Georgia Theatre Athens Americana Music Festival. NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS Southern rock and blues band composed of brothers Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson, along with Chris Chew. (10:30 p.m.) LIGHTNIN’ MALCOLM Singersongwriter who “has come to exemplify the modern day deep blues guitar groove.” (9 p.m.) Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 MEGAFAUNA Experimental punk rock band from Austin, TX. TATERZANDRA Playing angular, often dissonant but catchy rock that maintains a distinct sense of melody. MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave. DJ HOT WAX Max Wang spins ‘60s pop/soul and punk rock. Green Room 8 p.m. $8. THE WOGGLES Legendary garageflavored rock and roll band from Atlanta. See story on p. 18.


to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend. Little Kings Shuffle Club Athens Americana Music Festival. THE HIGHER CHOIR Homegrown Southern roots-rock inspired by the likes of The Black Crowes and Drive-By Truckers. (1 a.m.) THE WYDELLES Local band playing country and melodramatic popular songs. (12 a.m.) DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer plays a set of solo material in his deep and resonant country twang. (11 p.m.) THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion. (10 p.m.) Max On the Patio. 10 p.m. 706-254-3392 Z-DOG Loveable local DJ spins top-40 hits, old-school hip-hop, highenergy rock and other danceable favorites. IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz, Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock.

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 COUNTRY RIVER Local classic country group that has been together for 25 years. Troubadour Bar & Grill I Still Have a Dream Benefit. 7 p.m. $5. 706-906-7760 BOBBY COMPTON BAND The first Redneck Idol, Bobby Compton sings hard-rockin’ country. WUOG 90.5 FM 9 p.m. FREE! FEMINENERGY 8 WUOG’s “Halftime Hip Hop Show” presents an evening of female performers, including Jessica Jarrett, Elodie, Kristyn Nucci, Milyssa Rose, Catherine Amos, Shirin Eshraghi, Karenna, Tashia Love and Ellen Meadows. The World Famous Athens Americana Music Festival. THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion, saxophone, piano,

sion. Album release show! See story on p. 18. DON CHAMBERS Local singer-songwriter who has taken an experimental turn of late. LAVENDER HOLYFIELD Fun-loving odd-pop curiosities from local space cadets Charlie Key, Greg O’Connell, Jake Merrick and John Fernandes. SECRET EUROPEANS New downerpop project from Mandy Branch. Flicker Theatre & Bar Athens Americana Music Festival. NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana. (1 a.m.) MICHAEL BOWMAN Local altcountry/blues singer-songwriter, originally from Harrisonburg, VA. (12 a.m.) GUMSHOE Local alt-country band led by Andy Dixon. (11 p.m.) ELISE DAVIS Country singer-songwriter from Nashville. (10 p.m.) 40 Watt Club Athens Americana Music Festival. SHONNA TUCKER & EYE CANDY The former Drive-By Truckers bassist plays inspired folk-rock tunes with her new band. (11:30 p.m.)

Little Kings Shuffle Club Tim for Athens! 4 p.m. www.facebook. com/lkshuffleclub HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey (Dream Boat) plays ukelele-based pop songs with beachy themes. THE CLINTON YEARS Mayoral candidate Tim Denson performs with his band. 10 p.m. FREE! lkshuffleclub DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves. The Melting Point 8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door). www. SHAWN MULLINS Atlanta based, adult-alternative singer-songwriter. MOLLY PARDEN Singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 TIMI CONLEY AND FRIENDS Frontman of Athens band Fuzzy Sprouts resurrects the genre-defying music of that group with a set of Sprouts material and more. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.

Four Brothers Sports Tavern 4 p.m. FREE! THE AMAZING RANDY No info available. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Athens Americana Music Festival. AARON LEE TASJAN Nashville artist whose lyrics include insight, brutal honesty and humor. (8 p.m.) DAVID OLNEY Lauded Nashvillebased songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Emmylou Harris and Linda Rondstadt. (7 p.m.) BORDERHOP FIVE Local bluegrass band. (6 p.m.) CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk, filled with paired vocal harmonies. (5 p.m.) The Melting Point 1 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens. com MUSIC BUSINESS EXPO AND MAY DAY FESTIVAL An event held by UGA’s Music Business Program featuring live music from Mikey Hepinstall (1 p.m.), Johnathan Brooks (1:30 p.m.), Belfast Landing (2 p.m.), The Live Cultures (2:30 p.m.), Slow Tsunami (3 p.m.), Mama Fiki (3:30 p.m.), Wren and the Bearcrawlers (4 p.m.), Walden (4:30 p.m.), Julie Holmes & Friends (5 p.m.), Tyler Jones (5:30 p.m.), MBUS staff (6 p.m.), Manmade Mountains (6:30 p.m.), Semiholo (7 p.m.), Gialanella, Wiles &Hart (7:30 p.m.) and Of the Vine (8 p.m.). See Calendar Pick on p. 21. Pizza Hut 8–10 p.m. FREE! (Baxter Street location) KARAOKE Choose from over 13,000 songs with host Kevin Cody. Every Sunday. The World Famous Athens Americana Music Festival. 1 p.m. CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana. DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music.

Monday 28 40 Watt Club 8:30 p.m. $7. FAMILY AND FRIENDS Buzzworthy local folk-rock sweethearts featuring double percussion and anthemic vocals. THE SHADOWBOXERS Atlantabased band playing soul-infused alternative rock with three-part harmonies, deep grooves and sophisticated songcraft. TRAVELLER No info available. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www. TALL TALL TREES Psychedelic folk artist Mike Savino plays tunes with his “Banjotron 5000.”

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 GOPEN MIC NIGHT Every Monday, show off your skills. Organizers welcome “singers, writers, films, jokers, weirdoes, players, magic, noodlers, doodlers, idea guys, fake TED talkers” and more. Green Room 9 p.m. $4. INFINITY SHRED Electronic postrock act from New York. The Melting Point 6 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens. com JAZZ JAM Nic Wiles’ jazz jam session providing an open, relaxed environment for musicians to cut their teeth on traditional jazz standards and hard bop, with the main focus on musician fellowship and learning. Nowhere Bar Moody Mama Mondays! 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 HOLLY BELLE This local singersongwriter sings smoky, acoustic ballads. The World Famous Experimental Mondays. 8 p.m. www. THUNDER O(H)M Newly formed experimental jazz trio featuring Killick Hinds, Brad Bassler and John Norris. See Calendar Pick on p. 21. TERMINALS Compositions for modular synthesizer from a member of I Come to Shanghai. MICHAEL LAUDEN Michael Lauden of Scab Queen plays a solo set of exploratory noise art.

Tuesday 29 Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $7. JGBCB Local musicians pay tribute to “one of the greatest cover bands of all time, The Jerry Garcia Band.” UNIVERSAL SIGH Local progressive-funk jam band. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 SALSA CHEST Local experimental group. LAZY MAGNET Experimental electropop group from Providence, RI. MANNY AND THE DEEPTHROATS Local experimental sound/video artist Manny Lage explores concepts in performative culture. MALLPROWLER Analog synthesizerbased soundscapes concocted by recent Boone, NC transplant Scott Appleby. FREE HAND Charlie Key and John Fernandes team up for an improvheavy set. NETHER POWERS Local sound carrier crafts a haunted house out of discarded tapes and electronics. TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic folk music from the artist formerly known as Tom(b) Television. Green Room 9 p.m. $3. JD WILKES AND THE DIRT DAUBERS Rock and roll, blues and R&B band from Paducah, KY. THE STARLITE DEVILLES Local, passionate country-rock outfit. The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5. www. THE WELFARE LINERS This fivepiece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals.

ADAM FAUCETT Arkansas singersongwriter and self described “folk swamp soul brother” who falls somewhere in between Townes Van Zandt and Otis Redding. LOGAN BRILL Singer-songwriter from Knoxville, TN. Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Fester Hagood hosts this weekly series showcasing a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

Wednesday 30 Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES SINGERSONGWRITER SHOWCASE Rock out every Wednesday at this open mic. Contact louisphillippelot@ for booking. Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. THE NEW SOUND OF NUMBERS Experimental pop and post-punk project led by Hannah Jones, visual artist and percussionist for Supercluster. ZOMBIE ZOMBIE French electropop/techno duo that John Carpenter apparently sometimes listens to. CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www. NICHOLAS MALLIS & THE BOREALIS Mallis, of Sam Sniper and Yo Soybean, strikes out on his own with “a cross between David Bowie, The Ventures, and a little bit of Neil Diamond.” DEEP STATE Members of Little Gold and Brothers play driving, melodic guitar-rock. DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins ‘60s pop/soul and punk rock. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 RITVALS Loud, rumbling junk-rock band with a bad attitude and a retooled lineup. LIVE TRANSMISSION Local Joy Division cover band featuring members of Harsh Words and Ottercakes. k i d s Led by songwriter Jared Collins, this local band plays reverbwashed garage-pop. UNCLE DAD Local four-piece indie rock band with a soulful sound. DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves. Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 KARAOKE WITH THE KING See Wednesday’s listing for full description Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 DIRT NAP A blend of bluegrass, country and Americana. The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE See Wednesday’s listing for full description Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.



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ART Call for Artists (Multiple Locations) AthensHasArt! has spaces of various sizes and shapes around town in which to display artwork, including Artiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Lounge which offers space for performances as well. aha.athenshasart@gmail. com, 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 BYE BYE BIRDIE (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) Encore Productions hosts auditions for the third show of the 2014 season. Those wishing to audition should come prepared to sing a short song selection a capella and read excerpts from the script. Have an idea of evening and weekend availability during the months of June through September. Visit the website for a full list of available parts. May 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE!

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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. Call Roger, 706-202-0587 Call for Volunteers (Downtown Athens) The Athens Human Rights Festival is looking for volunteers to help with stage building, the childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s area and midnight clean up. 706-202-9169, www. Donate Blood Give the gift of blood! Check website for donor

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KIDSTUFF ACC Summer Camps (Various Locations) Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services offers camps in theater performance, gymnastics, tennis, British soccer, cheerleading, skating, art, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zoo Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Healthy Matters Summer Day Campâ&#x20AC;? and more. Visit website for dates and details. 706-613-3589, www.athens Craft Classes (Treehouse Kid and Craft) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Baby Sensory Classâ&#x20AC;? for ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;24 months (Wednesdays, 10 a.m. & Saturdays, 11 a.m.), â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Craftâ&#x20AC;? for ages 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 (Thursdays & Saturdays, 10 a.m.), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Craft Clubâ&#x20AC;? for ages 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 (Thursdays, 4 p.m.), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Craft Clubâ&#x20AC;? for ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 (Wednesdays, 4 p.m.), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Crafterdaysâ&#x20AC;? for ages 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 (Saturdays, 12 p.m.). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Craft Inc.â&#x20AC;? for ages 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;14 (Fridays, 4:30 p.m.). $10/ class. www.treehousekidandcraft. com Summer Camps (Treehouse Kid and Craft) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Craft Inc. Business Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. Seuss 3D Building Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drawing, Printing and Zine Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eric Carle Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fairy Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Outer Space Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Project Runway Fashion Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stop Motion Animation Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sewing I Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Super Hero Campâ&#x20AC;? and more. Check website for full descriptions and dates. www. Summer Camps (Good Dirt) Now enrolling for pottery camps in clay sculpting, wheel throwing and glass fusing. For ages 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. Camps begin May 19. Summer Theater Camps (Athens Little Playhouse) Camps

focusing on improvisation, games and problem solving. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who Dunnit? Campâ&#x20AC;? runs June 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mother Goose Campâ&#x20AC;? runs June 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;13. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Comedy Campâ&#x20AC;? runs June 16â&#x20AC;&#x201C;20. Visit website for registration form. www.athenslittleplay Swim School (Bishop Park & Lay Park) Swim school is for children three years and older. Multiple sessions available. $33â&#x20AC;&#x201C;50. Check website for dates. accaquatics@, www.athens

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, healing and dinner for survivors of domestic violence. Tuesdays, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., in Clarke County. First and third Mondays, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., in Madison County. Child care provided. 706-543-3331 (hotline), 706-613-3357, ext. 771 National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (Central Presbyterian Church) Family and consumer support groups are held every Monday at 7 p.m. FREE! Project Safe Emotional Abuse Support Group (Athens, GA) Demeaning behavior and hateful words can be just as harmful as punches and kicks. Child care provided. Call for location. Every Wednesday, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-3331 (hotline), 706-613-3357, ext. 771 Reiki (Athens Regional Medical Center) (Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support) Experience the healing energy of Reiki, an ancient form of healing touch used for stress reduction and relaxation. For cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Call for an appointment. Individual sessions held every Wednesday, 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. FREE! 706-475-4900

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ON THE STREET “Race for Twilight” Trophy Finalist Display (Multiple Locations) Eight finalists are competing to design the official Twilight Criterium trophy. Protoypes are currently displayed in the windows of the downtown Barberitos, The Branded Butcher, Cillie’s Clothing, The Clubhouse, Dynamite Clothing, The Grill, Hotel Indigo and Low Yo Yo Stuff. Vote for your favorite by using the “text to vote” 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 Ciné) and Sprockets International Music Video Show (July 19 at the 40 Watt Club). Deadline Apr. 30. $25. EJC Hoops for Success (Lay Park) The Economic Justice Coalition is hosting a three-on-three

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. ARTINI’S ART LOUNGE (296 W. Broad St.) Curated by AthensHasArt!, “Enchantment” includes drawings by Margaret Schreiber, photography by Michelle Norris and paintings by Cameron Bliss. Through mid-May. 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) “Steffen Thomas: A Retrospective” features over 50 pieces by the German-American expressionist. Through May. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “INTERIOR/EXTERIOR: Structural Constellations” 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. CINÉ BARCAFÉ (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Artwork by Claire Clements and Robert Clements. Through May 6. CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) “Writing to Landscape: Books, Films and Exhibits from the Library of American Landscape History.” Through Apr. 28. THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) “Terrain: Painting the South” features landscape paintings by June Ball, Andy Cherewick, Robert Clements and Philip Juras. Through Sept. 15. • “Home” 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. 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 Larry Hamilton, Cheri Wranosky, Chris Hubbard and more. • “Why We Love Birds” 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.) “Rugs of the Caucasus.” Through Apr. 27. • “Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition.” Through May 4. • “Selections in the Decorative Arts.” Through June 29. • Strata #4 by Quayola is an immersive video installation that reworks classical masterworks into contemporary abstractions. Through June 20. • Tristan Perich’s “Machine Drawing” 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. Through May. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Nina Barnes. Through May 11. HEIRLOOM CAFE AND FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Works by local quilt maker Sarah Hubbard. Through April. HENDERSHOT’S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Paintings by Lizzy Mettler. Through April. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Living Room” includes works that consider the home environment by Benjamin Britton, Patrick Brien, Andy Cherewick, Rachel Cox, Brock Gordon, Emily

basketball tournament May 17 and is currently seeking players and sponsors. Games are broken into divisions based on age. For players ages 12 & up. Cash prizes awarded to winners. Email for registration information. $45/team. 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 “Make Music at Your Library” program. Must be 18 or older. www. f

Hadland, Carol John and Erin McIntosh. Through June 15. JITTERY JOE’S EASTSIDE (1860 Barnett Shoals Rd.) “Leftover Wrestlers and Other Old Paintings” by Dan Smith. Through April. JITTERY JOE’S FIVE POINTS (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) Lino prints on paper by René 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.) “BFA Exit II.” Through Apr. 25. LAST RESORT GRILL (174 Clayton St.) “Kitchensink” includes custom frames, assorted art and photography created by Brittny Teree and Arkhive Art & Frame. Through May 4. LEATHERS BUILDING (675 Pulaski St.) Works by Andy Cherewick. Reception Apr. 23. Through summer. LOFT GALLERY AT CHOPS & HOPS (2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) “All Hail the Coming of Another Spring” 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) “Three Paths” exhibits works by Don Cooper that were influenced by his studies, observations and experimentations while traveling through Asia. Opening reception Apr. 25. Through Aug. 17. MAMA BIRD’S GRANOLA (909 E. Broad St.) Artwork by Cameron Bliss Ferrelle, Bob Brussack, Caoimhe Nace, James Fields, Barbara Bendzunas and Annette Paskiewicz. MAMA’S BOY (197 Oak St.) Mixed media works by Lauren Williamson. Through April. MINI GALLERY (261 W. Washington St.) “Follow the White Rabbit” 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 “Southworks Juried Art Exhibit” includes works by 74 artists. Through May 9. • In the Members Gallery, “Clay and Drawings: Ron Meyers and Rich Panico.” 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 Susie Burch. Through April. TECH STOP COMPUTERS (1860 Barnett Shoals Rd.) Abstract and highly-textured paintings by Frances Jemini. Through July. 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.) “Rust in Peace,” works tie-dyed with rust by Bill Heady. Through April. THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Whimsical character illustrations by Leslie Dallion. Through May.


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Eastside quadraplex, 2BR/2BA, $500/mo. & 2BR/1BA, $475/mo. Eastside duplex, 2BR/1BA & FP, $525/mo. 3BR/2BA & FP, $700/ mo. 2BR/2BA condo, Westside, 1200 sf., $600/mo. Call McWaters Realty, (706) 353-2700 or cell, (706) 540-1529.

1 B R D e l u x e ! M o re s p a c e on 2 floors for less money than most 1BRs. Royal Oaks Townhomes. Pet Friendly, small community. Great for Grad students. Limited availability. Call Joiner Management, (706) 353-6868. www.joinermanagement. com

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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Spacious 1BR apt. 5 min. walk from campus. Avail. June, $500/mo. CHAC, and on-site laundry. (706) 548-9797. www. boulevardpropertymanagement. com Wilkerson Street studio & 1 BR available for Fall. Older units in Historic District from $300â&#x20AC;&#x201C;700/ mo. Walk Downtown. (706) 3951400 Want to live in 5 Pts? Howard Proper ties has the following locations: 5BR/3BA house $2000/mo., 1BR/1BA apt. $500/ mo., 2BR/2BA house $850/mo., 2BR/2BA condo $700-800/mo., 2BR/1BA apt. $550/mo. and 3BR/3BA condo $945â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1125/ mo. Please call (706) 546-0300 for more info and to view these properties.

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5BR/3BA S. Lumpkin condo. $1300/mo. W/D, DW, new lg. deck, 2 LRs. FP, laundry room, Pets OK. 2500 sf. Avail. Aug. 1. (706) 2074953 Beautiful 2BR/2.5BA condo. Quiet neighborhood w/ lots of green space and river walk. Large LR, kitchen, BRs and BAs. DW, CHAC, W/D hookup. Half off first monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rent with year lease. $650-800/mo. Pets ok w/ deposit. Call (706) 2029905 Just reduced! Investorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s West-side condo. 2BR/2BA, FP, 1500 sf., great investment, lease 12 mos. at $575/mo. Price in $40s. For more info, call McWaters Realty at (706) 353-2700 or (706) 540-1529.

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4000 sf. building for rent. Walking distance to Dwntn. Many allowed uses. Multiple BAs, offices & a kitchen. Avail. now! $1500/mo. Tom Ellis, (706) 540-2432. Advertise your properties in Flagpole Classifieds! Photos and long-term specials available. Call (706) 549-0301 or visit our website classifieds.flagpole. com Eastside offices for lease. 1060 Gaines School Road. 150 sf. $300/ mo., 500 sf. $650/mo., 750 sf. $900/mo. (706) 546-1615 or www. AVAILABLE NOW & PRE-LEASING FOR FALL


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Urban Lofts end unit. Mad Men m e e t s A rc h i t e c t u r a l D i g e s t . 2BR/2.5BA $205,000 Donna Smith Fee, (706) 296-5717 c Keller Williams Athens, (706) 316-2900

Duplexes For Rent 2 B R / 1 B A Wo o d l a w n Hi s t o r i c District. Quiet cul-de-sac location. Off-street parking. Walk to 5 Pts., HWflrs., spacious BRs, W/D included. $750/mo., (706) 5466900 or valerioproperties@gmail. com 5 Pts. duplex, Memorial Park. 2BR/1BA. Renovated, CHAC, W/D included. No pets. Avail. now. $650/mo. (706) 202-9805. Half off rent 1st month when you mention this ad! 2BR/2BA & 3BR/2BA duplexes off HWY 441. Pet friendly! Dep. only $250. Rent from $650-750/mo. (706) 5482522.



4'* *#,-5 1 BR/1 BA at TALL OAKS (off of Bloomfield) New Carpet! Rent Special $650/month

S. Milledge duplex. Venita Dr. 4 B R / 2 B A , W / D , D W, f e n c e d back yd.! Close to everything yet private. $999/mo., negotiable. (404) 558-3218, or bagley_w@ Electronic flyers avail.

Houses for Rent 2BR/1BA close to Dwntn./UGA. HWflrs., sunny, CHAC, W/D, sec. sys., fenced yd. Great for pets. 236 N. Peter. $650/mo. Avail. 8/1. Rose (706) 540-5979.

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4 B R / 2 B A N e w l y re n o v a t e d house at 255 Hillcrest Ave. $1800/mo. Contact CollegeTown Properties, (706) 850-7740 or visit us a www.

2BR/1BA House. 285 Savannah Ave. CHAC, W/D. Call (678) 6987613.

5 Pts. off Baxter St. 4BR/2BA, $1200/mo. 5 Pts. off Lumpkin. 2 story condo, 2BR/2.5BA, $650/ mo. Call McWaters Realty, (706) 353-2700, (706) 540-1529

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.

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) 395-1400.

3BR/2BA house in Green Acres. Wo o d b u r n i n g s t o v e , f e n c e d yd., pets OK. W/D incl. Walk to shopping, busline, close to UGA. $1075/mo. Avail. Aug. 1! (706) 201-7004.

5BR/1BA house ($1000/mo.) CHAC, W/D. 12 ft. celings, HWflrs. Need handyman to work off rent. 353 Oak St. Walk to UGA. (706) 548-4819, (706) 3191846.

3 or 4BR/3BA house w/ HWflrs. lg. front porch. Big yd. and deck. W/D, DW, all electric. Dogs okay. Near Waffle House. $1150/mo. 136 Grove Street. Boulevard Property Management (706) 548-9797

Avail. June 1. 110 Whitehall Rd. 2BR/1BA w/ large office. HVAC. W/D hookups. Fenced yd. Pets OK w/ deposit. $800/mo. Call Dorian at (706) 340-7136.

3BR/3BA Full renovation. Custom cabinets, granite tops, HWflrs., big closets, lg. yd., off-street parking. 1 block from baseball field. Primo 5 Pts. location. $1800/ mo. May free! (706) 546-6900 or 3BR/1.5BA 135 Garden Ct. $870/ mo. 3BR/1BA 2535 Barnett Shoals. $850/mo. Call for appointments ( 7 0 6 ) 5 4 8 - 9 7 9 7 o r w w w. boulevardpropertymanagement. com 3BR/2BA in Normaltown. HWflrs., CHAC, quiet street. Grad students prefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Rent negotiable. (706) 3721505. 3BR/2BA brick w/ carport on 1 acre private lot. $900/mo. Fenced yd. W/D connections, all HWflrs. Perfect for pets, parties, garden. Avail. Aug. 1. (706) 540-2432. 13&-&"4& #:.":

1 BR/1BA at WHITEHALL MILL LOFTS Live on the Oconee River! $1200/Month

4BR house available Fall. 130 Appleby Drive, near Dwntwn. 2 Master suites. Like new. $1600/ mo. Call Owner/Broker Herbert Bond Realty & Investment (706) 224-8002.



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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 Beautiful countr y home! 2BR/2BA on 22 acres. Trails, c re e k , p o n d . 2 0 m i . e a s t o f Athens. Artist-designed, sunny, open, rustic house. CHAC, W/D, great for pets. $650/mo. Rose, (706) 540-5979. 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. 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) 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

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Beautiful spacious home. Pre-lease for fall and take $ 1 0 0 0 o f f f i r s t m o n t h â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rent. 5BR/3BA house w/ great S. Milledge Ave. location. Sits on a huge lot, close to campus and the 5 Pts. area. Easy access to UGA & Athens bus routes. Large fullyequipped kitchen w/ DW, tile floors. CHAC, large BRs. W/D included. Pets ok with deposit. Call (706) 202-9905. 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) 5404752. 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. Subscribe today and have your weekly Flagpole sent to you! $40 for 6 months, $70 for a year! Call (706) 549-0301 for more information. 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. Large 3,000 sf. townhome available for Fall 2014. 3-5BR/4BA, $1300/mo. W/D, trash & pest control included, pet friendly. (706) 395-1400 Pre-leasing 1 & 2BR houses available August in the best neighborhood in town. $695â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1150/mo. (706) 548-9797.www. boulevardpropertymanagement. com Room for rent. $385/mo., $200 dep., 1/2 utils. Furnished, W/D, carport, deck, private BA, no pets. Avail. April 1. Near GA Square Mall. (706) 247-6954.

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

Pre-Leasing Houses/Apartments/Townhomes for rent in the Five Points and s u r ro u n d i n g a re a . 2 - 3 B R s . Rent ranges from $600+/mo. V l o w P ro p e r t y M a n a g e m e n t (706) 247-0620, w w w.

Roommates F looking for clean, quiet and considerate roommate for Eastside apt. Perfect for vet student o r g r a d s t u d e n t . Avail. Fall. $375/mo. + 1/2 utils. Spacious BR & BA, laundry room, kitchen, lg. living room and sun room. If interested please email

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

House cleaning, help with organizing, pet mess. Local, Independent and Earth Friendly. Text or Call Nick for quote, (706) 851-9087.

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Yard Sales Ya r d s a l e . 5 5 7 M e i g s S t . Saturday, Apr. 26, 9 a.m. Vintage furniture, motorcycle, clothing & more!

Music Equipment Nuçiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space needs your old instruments & music gear! All donations are tax-deductible. Call (706) 227-1515 or come by Nuçiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space, 396 Oconee St.

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

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a grown-up comes from the freedom to pursue the things you truly want, not the things other people want you to want. There’s a really, really strong cultural narrative that says house + job + family + dog = happiness. And there’s some truth in that. Having a family is wonderful. And it’s hard to be happy if you don’t have a place to live or a way to earn money. But you’re way beyond subsistence. You’re working on self-actualization, and the cultural narrative doesn’t say much about that. When I read your description of your life, the aspect that seemed to be missing was meaningful work. Meaningful work is work you would continue to do if you won the lottery tomorrow. It’s work whose end result is deeply significant to you. At this point, you need to be careful. Now, the consumerist narrative will tell you that spending money—on furniture, vacations, DVDs, clothes, exercise equipment and cars—will fill this gap. But it will not. What I’m about to propose will sound radical, so get ready. I suggest you spend the next year or two reducing your expenses, until your family is living on half its income. When you’re working just to put money in the bank, not to keep a roof over your head, you’ll start to see a lot of previously invisible work options and opportunities. While you’re cutting back/drastically restructuring your finances, think about where and in what areas you might find your meaningful work. There is a lot of material on cutting back and finding meaningful work. I suggest starting with the book Your Money or Your Life or Tammy Stroebel’s blog or earlyretirementextreme. com.

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Do I have a system for you? Yes, I have a system. It’s not an original idea, but it persists, because it’s successful. The system in broad strokes: It’s usually called the envelope system. And it’s attractive in part because you don’t have to write down everything you buy each month. Start by listing your expenses in broad categories—rent, utilities, groceries, etc. Include a category for debt repayment, and be realistically ambitious about this one. Include a category for spending-money and a separate category for what I call “Short Term Savings.” That’s where you put money each month for weddings, gifts, etc. Get an envelope for each category, and write the correct name on the outside. Then, when you get your paycheck, put the appropriate amount of cash in each envelope. When that envelope is empty, you don’t do any more spending in that category until your next paycheck. You don’t have to track what you buy in each I’m writing this, not so much for advice, category; you just have to keep an eye on but to hopefully publicize a small problem how much is remaining in the envelope. we have in food and coffee places here in My version uses a hybrid of physiAthens. The problem is the unethical praccal and electronic envelopes. The money tice of table swiping. Table swiping can be you give yourself to spend each week defined as walking into the coffee house, or month, you should continue to get seeing there is a line of patrons ahead of in cash and put in an envelope. Ditto you and, instead of turning around and grocery money. Money for bills that has walking out the door to find a place with to be saved from paycheck to paycheck Please send your questions to an available table, racing over to the last or money for short-term savings goes to or table and dropping your stuff on it, thereby an electronic “envelope.” That envelope cutting in front of everyone who was is an account, usually in an online bank ahead of you. Today, my wife and I went (like ING, which is now Capital One 360). to Marti’s and were the first in line when a The online bank is attractive, because couple of 30-somethings from Athens Regional (they announced establishing and maintaining the accounts is free and fairly it) came in and grabbed the last decent table (a four-top when easy. And, most importantly, you can have many accounts they were a deuce). I suppose that what is most annoying is (like maybe 26), all with nicknames. So my electronic accounts that as someone whose scholarly publication record is dependent have names like “Car Insurance” (in which I deposit oneon afternoon caffeine, I have been forced to become a table twelfth of my annual car insurance bill each month), “Hair” swiper myself out of mere self defense. I hate myself afterwards, (so I can have my hair cut and colored. You know, for women’s but I have to publish to feed my family. So, Rhonda, whadda ya third shift and all) and “Someday I Will Need a New Car.” The think? Aren’t we supposed to make Athens and the world as a electronic envelopes hold the money until you need it, and, because it takes about two days to transfer that money to your whole, a better place, rather than descend to the lowest common denominator? regular checking account, they prevent you from spending it The Ethicist in a moment of weakness. If I tried keeping all that money in cash in envelopes in my house, I’d have it all spent at La Weeeeelllllll, Ethicist, I’m afraid I’m not fully on your side Parilla before the bills came due. on this issue. I think what you call table “swiping” might be properly termed “using a table.” Or more fully, “using a table at an establishment where you have purchased something.” I think I’m having a one-third-life crisis. I definitely have You and these swipers are trying to accomplish the same Everything I’ve Ever Wanted: adorable puppy, grown-up house, thing: securing a place to sit. And I hear your frustration; no well-paying job that I can leave at the office, fantastic 1-yearone wants to step away from the counter with their cup of cofold daughter, amazing husband. Objectively, things are perfect. fee or tray of food or picture of a dog/Italian word/retro postBut lately it’s just felt… not enough? Is that just what being a card and not be able to find a table. 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