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Georgia Marry Will the Lawsuit Bring Equal Rights to Georgians?  p. 8

Behind the Scene It Takes a Village to Keep the Music Coming  p. 12

Onward & Upward Sen. Isakson Tries to Ignite UGA Graduating Seniors  p. 16

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Singing and Voting Quick! Wednesday night, May 7, from 7–8:30 p.m. in the ACC library auditorium at 2025 Baxter St., you can hear six or seven of the 16 candidates running for state school superintendent. The parent-teacher-student organizations at Clarke Central and Cedar Shoals have set up this forum so that we can get a look at candidates for this office which is so critically important to our state educational system. This a rare opportunity that should not be missed. Friends active in local education tell me that Valerie Wilson is the candidate to watch.

Bach or Beethoven The Athens Master Chorale, under the direction of Joe Napoli as always and accompanied by a fine orchestra, celebrated its 25th anniversary in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall on Friday evening, May 2 with a stunning performance of Haydn, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven and others, including six Robert Frost poems set to music by Randall Thompson. The Chorale took no break but sang steadily for an hour and a half in a beautifully selected program that thrilled the listeners and brought them

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Honey or Vinegar Last week I offered my opinion that the Commission District 3 race shouldn’t be about candidate Melissa Link’s personality. In truth, that’s what it is about. Everyone agrees that Melissa is energetic, intelligent and committed to what we would call a progressive vision of Athens, and that she is not afraid to fight for that vision and knows how to dig up facts to support it. Many people also feel, however, that Melissa is too prone to get those facts wrong and to go overboard and insult and alienate not only her opponents but also those who want to be her allies. Thus, many people who agree with Melissa’s principles cannot support her because of her personality and tactics. Supporters of Rachel Watkins in District 3 have the opposite problem, in that Rachel is perceived as knowing the issues and the district and having the charm and tact to get on well with friends and enemies alike but may not be bold enough to confront an anti-progressive mayor who stifles dissent. More than one observer has longed for Melissa’s aggressiveness and Rachel’s personal touch, but we can’t have both, and indeed we could get neither. This whole debate is the result of the Republican gerrymandering that took our most progressive precincts, Cobbham and Boulevard, out of District 5 and threw them into District 3, a formerly relatively safe African American district. The cynicism that drove that redistricting must only be relieved by the enjoyment the Republicans derive from watching the progressives fighting to see who gets to face off against the African American candidate. If Tim Denson should be elected mayor, he will need help from like-minded commissioners. If Nancy Denson is re-elected, Athens-Clarke County itself will need help from like-minded commissioners. It is crucial that Rachel or Melissa be elected in District 3 and Jared Bailey in District 5, of course. Athens cannot afford four more years of a do-nothing commission stifled by a developer-controlled mayor. Pete McCommons


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our inmates, and some were still sleeping on mats on the floor. Much of the building is leaky and moldy and a lawsuit waiting to happen. It was the commission’s No. 1 priority for SPLOST 2011 and the first thing the SPLOST committee put on the project list. The voters overwhelmingly approved it. Tim noted that 50 percent of the people in jail are nonviolent drug offenders, and that’s probably correct. That’s why ACC also built a diversion center so that nonviolent offenders can continue to work while they serve out their sentences. That’s why we have a DUI court and a drug court—so that first-time offenders can get help rather than simply being locked up. Even with those reforms, we still needed a bigger jail. Sorry.

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If Mayor Nancy Denson isn’t careful, she just might find But they’re not in an emotional state to say ‘no’ and make ‘no’ herself with a race on her hands. stick. So you’re not blaming the victim, you’re just facing the Nancy sparked another round of outrage Wednesday, Apr. reality of the situation.” 30 over comments she made about sexual assault at a Junior Victim-blaming… the mayor keeps using these words. I do League forum that at best were tone-deaf and at worst could not think they mean what she thinks they mean. Nancy and Caterpillar: Mayor Denson has made economic be interpreted, as many did, as blaming the victim. We posted the video on Judge for yourself. development, specifically the new Caterpillar plant, the center“I wish I knew the answer to how to get guys to behave piece of her campaign, and a lot of people have been asking themselves and get girls to behave themselves so that we don’t Locked Up: Now it’s time to pick on Tim. While he’s not quite me how much credit she really deserves. Having reported on it have these problems to begin with,” Nancy said. “But mostly as naive about the ways of local government as he was when extensively when I worked for the Athens Banner-Herald, the what we have to do in government is deal with the results of he started this campaign, his grasp of the issues can still at answer is some, but not nearly as much as she’s claiming. it, because if you don’t know about it, you can’t deal with it.” times be somewhat tenuous, which ought to give anyone who’s The backstory is this: For decades, the Orkin family, of pestTo which challenger Tim “No Relation” Denson responded: considering voting for him pause. control fame, had owned an 800-acre industrial tract that, for “That’s why we need a task force.” various reasons, companies like IBM seriously Nancy noted that she included money in her considered buying but eventually passed on. A proposed budget for 18 law enforcement positions couple of pharmaceutical companies came callthat are facing a federal budget cut and that she ing about six or seven years ago. (One plant was supports Project Safe (which primarily helps vicnever built, and the other went to North Carolina tims of domestic violence, but OK, great). Project because the firm thought the workforce was betSafe has a hotline, she said, and education is also ter.) During that time, former Mayor Heidi Davison important, such as teaching kindergartners about and Oconee County Commission Chairman Melvin “good touch, bad touch” (which is aimed at stopDavis hashed out an inter-county agreement that ping child molesters, but again, OK). laid the groundwork for Caterpillar. Then, she kind of ran off the rails. Fast-forward to 2011. The Peoria-based com“As mayor, you don’t see me going out getpany was having a fight over taxes with the ting drunk. You’re not going to see me going out Illinois state government and was looking to build and partying to that extent,” she said. “I talk to a plant in a non-union state, initially looking at young girls and say, ‘You’ve got to respect yourNorth Carolina. U.S. Rep. Paul Broun heard about self, and you’ve got to demand respect,’ and I this and told Gov. Nathan Deal. (Yes, all you talk to guys and say, ‘You’ve got to respect these Broun-haters out there, he actually did something young women.’” good for once.) Nancy, as she often does, backtracked after The state Department of Economic Flagpole wrote a blog post about her comments Development showed Caterpillar executives a and blamed the media. state-owned site near the coast, which they didn’t “I’m outraged as a woman and mother of three like because, well, it’s Pooler. As a last-ditch daughters that Flagpole or Tim Denson would effort to land the plant, they then took them to imply that I am blaming victims of sexual assault. the Orkin tract, which they liked, and the state Flagpole’s misleading headline is ludicrous. contacted Athens-Clarke County. Locally, Manager Students and activists rallied Monday, Apr. 28 to demand that the Board of Regents reverse a policy “Let me repeat what I actually said in the Alan Reddish and former public information offibanning undocumented immigrants from attending UGA. debate: ‘It’s absurd to even use the term blaming cer Sandi Turner did the heavy lifting of putting the victim. As a woman, I have three daughters, together the pitch, and Caterpillar execs cited and there is absolutely no way that a woman is ever to blame For example, he spent several minutes at the Junior League our quality of life as the main reason for picking us. (Tens of for a sexual assault. I don’t care what you do or how you forum harping on the $77 million jail expansion, arguing that millions of dollars worth of infrastructure and tax breaks didn’t behave, you are not to blame.’” the money could have been better spent elsewhere. “I don’t hurt, either.) That statement leaves out what followed: “But you also do really think we thought that one through,” he said. So, basically, give Nancy credit for not screwing it up. need to demand respect and conduct yourself in a way that Actually, we did. ACC commissioners and various committees you can demand that respect… When our young women go out spent years discussing and debating it. At the time, the jail Follow the Money: Mayor Nancy Denson raised $47,438 in and party and drink and then they’re walking home, of course was so overcrowded that we were paying other counties and February and March, bringing her total up to $93,409, more they have not consented, so you’re not blaming the victim. a private prison in South Georgia millions of dollars to house than 10 times as much as opponent Tim Denson. Since the

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April campaign finance disclosures for local races have not been posted online (the Board of Elections is too busy), here are the people who gave Denson more than $100: James Hopkins, $250 • Bryan Austin, $250 • Mark Dehler, $250 • Don Branyon, $200 • C.L. Morehead, $250 • Patricia Cooper, $150 • Robert and Leslie Sinyard, $500 • Ted DeVore, $200 • David Harvey and Nancy McDuff, $250 • Bill and Sandra Bland, $250 • Marilyn Wolf-Ragatz, $250 • Chris and Kim Chapman, $300 • Michael and Mary Adams, $1,000 • Sharon Loef, $1,000 • Phi Kappa Tau, $125 • Michael Hill, $150 • Martha Phillips, $200 • Allen King, $200 • Elinor Terrell, $200 • Richard Hathaway, $250 • Ethelyn Simpson, $250 • Harris and Laura Lowery, $250 • Jon and Virginia Appleton, $250 • David Dwyer, $250 • Dexter Fisher, $250 • David Jarrett, $250 • James Boswell, $500 • Charlie Upchurch, $250 • Gary and Peggy Garrett, $250 • Mark and Beth Sanders, $1,000 • Sylvia and Robert Gibson, $1,000 • Robert Pinkney, $1,000 • Abraham Mosely, $250 • Anita and Barney Brannen, $200 • Collection Services of Athens, $250 • Sanford Orkin, $300 • Phil and Madeline Van Dyke, $500 • Grace Davis, $500 • Paul T. and June Martin, $1,000 • Albert Sams, $200 • Jared York, $250 • Jack and Christine Drew, $250 • Slaughter Properties, $250 • Sandi Huszagh, $500 • Johnny and Louise Hyers, $500 • Fred Moorman, $1,000 • Athens Area Builders PAC, $1,000 • Billy Bryant, $150 • Edd Lowe, $250 • Bill and Peggy Horton, $250 • Don Sumner, $250 • Ebbert Timberland Services, $250 • Claude and Charlotte Williams, $250 • John and Claudia Noell, $250 • Carly and Barry Lutsky, $500 • Charles and Peggy Lord, $1,000 • Reinecke Athens, $2,500 • RAI Holdings, $2,500 • English Construction & Renovations, $150 • James Wilfong, Jr., $200 • James Wilfong, Sr., $200 • Heyward Allen, $200 • Grant and Rachel Tribble, $200 • Williams Hardware, $250 • Larry Benson, $500 • Bob and Maxine Burton, $500 • Blake and Shannon Bailey, $1,000 • Jon and Holly Ward, $250 • Frank and Lacy Sinkwich, $250 • Chris Blackmon, $250 • Robert Denson, $150 • Diane Bell, $150 • Nancy Scruggs, $200 • Tom and Melissa Lord, $500 • Bob Googe, $250 • George Bugg, $500 • G.W. Simpson, $150 • Jay and Betty Staines, $150 • Frank and Jane Eberhart, $200 • Dalton Carpet One, $200 • Freddie Massey, $300 • Frances Garrison, $250 • Kathleen Denson, $200 • Tracy and Brent Crymes, $200 • Greg Irvin, $200 • Cook, Noell, Tolley & Bates, $250 • J. Vincent Cook, $200 • Georgia Association of Realtors, $1,000 • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, $1,500. There are an awful lot of development/construction/real estate folks on that list. York is the homebuilder who angered Talmadge Drive residents by cutting down a beloved tree and fought against the Buena Vista historic district. Hathaway and Bugg own hundreds of rental properties. Moorman owns half of downtown and half of Normaltown. The Wilfongs own the other half of Normaltown. Boswell represents the Armstrong & Dobbs property, which he sold to Selig and then to Landmark Properties for a student housing development; Denson appointed him to a Prince Avenue study committee, and he’s also our representative on the state Department of Transportation board. Blackmon serves with Denson on the Athens Downtown Development Authority. His partner, Dwyer, is overseeing the major mixed-use project on the SunTrust property downtown. Then there are power brokers like Michael Adams (yes, that Michael Adams), retired Athens Regional Medical Center CEO Jack Drew, St. Mary’s CFO Grant Tribble and Blake Bailey, CFO of Zaxby’s. Tim Denson had raised a total of $6,907 as of March 31. He received $300 from Michael and Mary Songster, $250 from Anthony DeMarco, $200 from Bertis Downs, $350 from Carter Adams, $250 from Daniel Bathon, $254.50 from Hi-Lo Lounge and $150 from John Wolfe, the former ACC auditor whose office is still vacant after he was scandalously booted by the mayor and commission last year for not being sufficiently critical of the ADDA when Nancy wanted to fire the director. Tim’s Coattails: He may not win citywide, but swaths of districts 3 and 5 are covered in Tim for Athens yard signs, and other candidates are taking advantage of his popularity. District 5 Commissioner Jared Bailey and District 3 candidates Melissa Link, Rachel Watkins and Dustin Kirby have all campaigned with Tim. The mayoral candidate was diplomatic when asked about it. “We definitely have a strong presence, and we have a lot of good candidates running in three,â€? he said. Correction: Having covered both District 5 candidate Dave Hudgins and Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens for almost a decade, this day was inevitable—I spelled Dave’s name wrong in last week’s column. Sorry, Mr. Hudgins! In addition, Commissioner Jared Bailey’s house is on Marsha Court. Blake Aued

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riends, family and faculty filed into the University of Georgia Chapel Tuesday, Apr. 29 to honor and remember students, faculty and staff who were lost during the year. “Each of us is here tonight for a different reason, for very personal and very painful reasons,” UGA President Jere Morehead said at the ceremony’s opening. “We come to mourn a lost friend, colleague, a brother, a sister, a father, a mother, a grandparent or a child. We come with hopes of comfort and offers of solace. We come here because of relationships that were made and because of relationships that have been lost.” The candlelight memorial remembered the 13 students and 13 faculty and staff members who passed away during the 2013–14 school year. They include: Doug Bachtel, professor emeritus in College of Housing and Consumer Sciences’ Department of Financial Planning. W. Paul Cassilly, director of design and construction in the Office of University Architects. Ronald L. Claxton, research technician in the College of Engineering. Jonathan Liston, building services supervisor in graduate studies. Jason Michael Manthorne, an instructor in the history department. Lucian Mitchell May, public service associate in the Cooperative Extension Service. Jenny Penney Oliver, faculty member in counseling and human development services within the College of Education. Glenn Owens, programmer in the Office of the Vice President for Research. Bettye J. Pearson, building services worker in athletics. Bernard Richie, groundskeeper in facilities management. Norman Thomson, associate professor in mathematics and science education. Margaret Sloan Collins Totty, assistant director in the Disability Resource Center. Yongchen Wang, associate research scientist in the Department of Marine Sciences. David Peacock Braun, a senior from Marietta majoring in computer science. Zachary Daniel Cowart, a graduate/professional student from Douglasville studying veterinary medicine. Rebecca Elaine Greene, a senior from Hortense majoring in chemistry. Yuzhi Hu, a graduate student from Changzhou, China studying cellular biology.

George Y. Kuei, a senior from Alpharetta majoring in psychology. Zachariah Jones McConnell, a graduate student from Dahlonega studying business administration. William “Will” O. Morriss, a freshman from Tucker majoring in marketing. Yong Kyu (Kevin) Nam, a senior from Suwanee majoring in Spanish. Alexi Julian “A.J.” Owens, a junior from Lawrenceville majoring in fisheries and wildlife. Dylan Cane Parker, a sophomore from Toccoa majoring in pre-business. Snizhana Radzetska, a doctoral student from Athens studying public administration. Brian David Riggenbach, a senior from Marietta majoring in chemistry. Catherine Leigh Wilson, a junior from Atlanta majoring in anthropology. “We all hurt and we grieve for the names that will be read this evening, but we also celebrate the memories that they have left behind,” Morehead said. “Our institutional grief tonight is a statement of community and a celebration of those who now have passed, but helped make this institution the important place that it is for all of us.” Drew Jacoby, president of the Student Government Association, Silvia Giraudo, chair of the Executive Committee of the University Council, and Jerry Daniel, president of the Staff Council, read the names of the deceased. After each name was read, a candle was lit and the Chapel bell rang once. The ceremony closed with the university’s Southern Wind Quartet performing “Going Home.” After exiting the Chapel, all attendees lit a candle in memory of their children, friends, colleagues and family members. Groups gathered to comfort one another and talk about those who had passed. Family and friends of Zachary Daniel Cowart, a first-year veterinary medicine student who passed away Jan. 9, wore a photo of Cowart in his memory. Harriet Peacock, mother of David Peacock Braun, a student who passed away Jan. 14, held a photo of her son after the memorial. She stood her husband, Jon Braun, and with a group of Braun’s friends and classmates, discussing his life and the importance of living to the fullest. “You just never know,” she said after blowing out her candle. Erica Techo

eaths from the prescription painkiller overdose. “One use, someone who has never fentanyl—which killed University of used it before, the potential for them overdosGeorgia student David Peacock Braun— ing with one use is very high,” Hinzman says. have been on the rise nationwide, and the “It’s that strong. It’s got that much narcotics drug’s effect on middle-class Americans has in it.” brought it to the forefront of conversation. Because users cannot guarantee the con“Any drug use and any deaths are bad, but tent of drugs, Williamson cautions against what we’re seeing is that this type of drugrecklessness. “That’s why it’s very important related death is impacting middle America,” that everybody think about how they do says University of Georgia police chief Jimmy their drug use. You know, I have to say you Williamson. “Higher-ed communities, studentshouldn’t use drugs because it’s illegal— aged people and soccer moms… It’s starting bottom line,” Williamson says. “But in reality, to hit sectors most people wouldn’t have I know there are people who are going to use thought it would hit.” drugs, and I’m more concerned about people Fentanyl is a prescription painkiller that is dying.” 100 times more potent than morphine and has Anyone who chooses to use drugs should similar effects to heroin. Jim Hinzman, admin- be careful with where the drugs are coming istrator of the Athens Area Commencement from and what drugs or alcohol are being Center, an alcohol and drug addiction recovery mixed with it, Williamson says. “It’s not like program, says fentanyl is a drug that is difyou’re buying something from a pharmacy, ficult to obtain, but extremely habit forming. where there’s regulations by government and “Fentanyl is extremely more addictive than the there’s standards,” he says. highest pain pill,” Hinzman says. “Fentanyl Prescription drug usage has become a is a pain medicine, but even folks who are nationally recognized problem, and in Georgia not addicts, when they stop taking it, are deaths from a combination of prescription and going to have physiillicit drugs increased cal withdrawal. So, 47 deaths in “Someone who has never from it’s addictive, but also 2008 to 72 in 2012. used it before, the potential The number of deaths coming off of it kicks everybody into physical from prescription drug for them overdosing with withdrawal.” overdoses also rose one use is very high.” On Apr. 9, state from 512 in 2011 to medical examiners 520 in 2012, accordruled that an accidental fentanyl overdose ing to a report from the Georgia Bureau of caused Braun’s death. The student was found Investigation. dead in East Campus Village after his suitThe high cost of prescription addictions emates reported that they hadn’t seen him could lead people to heroin. “The heroin is in days and thought something was wrong. cheaper, it’s going to be more available and, Williamson says heroin was also found in you know, the same drug that’s in these pills Braun’s dorm room. [fentanyl] is the same drug that’s in heroin,” A correlation between heroin and fentanyl Hinzman says. “When you can’t get the pills, usage first became apparent to UGA police in someone’s going to turn you on heroin.” 2005, when student Lewis Fish died of a herWhile authorities are unsure where people oin overdose. “We found out during that time are obtaining fentanyl, Williamson says it in a lot of interviews that were conducted that is under investigation by the Athens-Clarke heroin was making a big comeback with a cerCounty Drug Task Force. “The county is tain group of people,” Williamson says. “When currently investigating their cases. There we investigated that death—same thing with have been no rulings on those cases yet,” this one—it became more apparent that fenWilliamson says. “The circumstances are very tanyl use with heroin use, however way it’s similar to the ones we witnessed in our cases, happening, we were seeing greater issues.” so we’re just trying to get people to think The exact relationship between the drugs is about this.” unknown. Halting the market for drugs such as fenWilliamson says it is possible that fentanyl tanyl or heroin, however, is not expected to is added to heroin while it is made or that be an easy task. “As long as there’s a market, people are turning to fentanyl as a means to there will be a supply. So there’s no one marincrease their high from heroin. “We’re not ket and if we shut that one market down, it’s there when the drug’s being used, so it’s hard going to go away,” Williamson says. “The fact to say,” he says. “Was it added purposefully or that you have people that want to use, there was it added by someone else?” are going to be people who are out there.” But because of fentanyl’s strength, one unmeasured use of fentanyl could cause an Erica Techo



I Do Sue

Overturning Georgia’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban


ary Pat Provost and Jennifer Oliver-Provost had to file five tax returns this year. “When I filled my paperwork out, the human resource lady had no idea how to fill it out. She had to call somebody,” Oliver-Provost says. “She thought I did it wrong. It’s ridiculous.” The confusion never came from complicated tax forms or misinformation. It all came down to being required to file under two marital statuses—single on a state level and married on a federal level. Mary Pat and Jennifer were legally married in New York a year and a half ago, but when they moved to Georgia, their marriage was no longer recognized. With the class-action lawsuit filed last month by the gay-rights nonprofit Lambda Legal, the couple is hoping they can put excess paperwork behind them. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a widow and three same-sex couples and challenges Georgia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages and civil unions, passed by the state legislature and overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2004.

DeeDee Kane, GLOBES chairwoman and director of MBA admissions for the Terry College of Business, had to consider that the University System of Georgia does not provide same-sex partner benefits when considering her move from Massachusetts. “There are problems that the state of Georgia and the University System haven’t solved that other places have solved, so it is possible,” Kane says. “So it was strange for me to move from one state to another, and yet I lost some rights of citizenship, when I’m the same person.”

serving people. I guess I feel almost kind of a resentment.” The lawsuit, however, may be the push companies need to offer same-sex partner benefits—either through force or by making it more economically viable. “The thing is that there are so many places where, like at my job, it hasn’t really been brought up yet, or they’re smaller and maybe it would be more financially difficult to start covering more people,” Provost says. “Or maybe they’re just, you know, we live in a really conservative state, so if there are employers with really conservative beliefs, there are a lot of places that won’t offer those kinds of benefits that could really help families out —unless they’re forced to.”

Benefits of Marriage

For the University System of Georgia, the legal change could ease a process which many already favor. “Frankly, I think it would be a relief. I think the University System of Georgia would like to be able to offer these benefits, and I think they feel somewhat like their hands are tied by state law,” Frick says. If the court rules favorably on this lawsuit, Frick says she does not believe changes would be slowmoving in Georgia. although there will be people speaking The lawsuit puts Georgia out against lifting the ban. alongside more than 40 states “I think that politicians are where similar lawsuits have caught in a little bit of a been filed. The U.S. Supreme Athens residents Jennifer Oliver-Provost (left) and Mary Pat Provost were married in New York in 2012, but Georgia doesn’t recognize their union. dilemma. They need to take Court struck down the federal a conservative position sort Defense of Marriage Act last of in terms of what voters think, but I think conservative year. Since then, federal courts have ruled in state after state While the lack of benefits does not deter everyone from politicians realize the business reality is that we lose comthat banning same-sex marriage (or at least refusing to recmoving to Georgia, the change in recognition can take its toll. ognize marriages performed where it’s legal) violates the 14th “People thought we were nuts,” Oliver-Provost says of her move petitiveness,” she says. “We lose being able to attract certain employers and certain types of employees by having poliAmendment equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. from New York to Georgia. “It was a concern, but it wasn’t a cies that are on what is clearly “I am not familiar with the Georgia case in particular. becoming the losing side of this However, my understanding is that since the Supreme Court cultural shift.” decision last summer in United States v. Windsor striking down Kane’s hope is for the South’s the federal marriage statute, most of the cases in the lower reputation for hospitality to courts have ruled in favor of same-sex couples seeking to finally be applied to accepmarry,” says Randy Beck, a constitutional law professor at the tance of all marriages and indiUniversity of Georgia. “That result is not inevitable, but it does viduals. “One of the reasons that seem to be the current trend in lower-court cases from around prompted my move here from the country.” New England is the culture of the Attitudes about same-sex marriage are rapidly changing, so South—the hospitality and the many saw this lawsuit as inevitable. In Georgia, where the gayfriendliness, the extra considermarriage ban passed with 76 percent of the vote 10 years ago, ation we give each other,” she residents favored it by a 48–43 margin in a September 2013 says. “It’s very nice, and it’s very Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll. welcoming. It makes sort of your “As more and more states are recognizing that marriage is daily life a lot more pleasant… something that we do recognize on a national level, the arguand I think that we could use ments against same-sex marriage make less and less sense,” it to extend it to these types of says Janet Frick, a psychology professor and chairwoman of the equity issues.” University Council’s Human Resources Committee. “For examAside from financial and culple, my husband and I were married in Missouri, and when we tural benefits, this lawsuit would moved to Georgia, there was never any question that our marafford same-sex couples the riage would be recognized. So it doesn’t make any sense that chance to operate as an average some states would recognize one legal marriage from another married couple. For Provost and state, but not another legal marriage from another state.” Oliver-Provost, this means an This discrepancy between states’ policies on same-sex marBill Henry and Randy Gordon easier time starting a family. “It’s riages becomes another factor for individuals and couples to just such a gray area,” Provost consider in moves between states. Some employers in Georgia says. “For instance, if one of us were to biologically have a already offer health insurance benefits for same-sex couples, deterrent… But I think it’s affected me a little more than I child, there is no guarantee that the other would be able to do especially larger corporations such as Delta, Coca-Cola and anticipated. We both work in kind of service professions, so a second-parent adoption.” Home Depot, but others have not made the shift. it’s like we’re both very much into serving our community and

The Time Is Coming



In matters of both parents adopting a child or one parent adopting the other’s biological child, same-sex couples oftentimes have to work the system in Georgia. “Historically in Georgia some judges will allow it and some won’t, so we’ve already been told that we need to know the schedule,” OliverProvost says. The process of adoption would likely involve a specialized lawyer, tedious timing of the application and more paperwork. “I think the decision to have a child, whether biologically or through adoption, is terrifying enough,” Provost says. “Especially, adoption is such a difficult road to go down financially and emotionally and everything that to go down it and know that you might be rejected because your marriage is deemed different than your next-door neighbor’s, it just adds so much stress to a process that is already so stressful to begin with.” With their move to Georgia, Provost and Oliver-Provost worked with Georgia Equality, an LGBT resource center, to ensure the paperwork established hospital visitation rights, financial power of attorney and their last will and testament. Without this paperwork—unnecessary for heterosexual married couples—it would be possible to prevent Provost and OliverProvost from exercising the same rights a heterosexual couple would have in an instance of emergency, such as Intensive Care Unit visitations. “You would want to think that wouldn’t be the case,” Oliver-Provost says, “but we’ve heard stories.”

Growing Acceptance Nationwide, a trend toward acceptance of same-sex couples and marriages has grown along with the number of people comfortable with coming out. Frick says the pattern of acceptance and more people being open about their sexuality is a cyclical movement which influences political opinion. “So even among people who have more conservative political views or religious views… if they have a personal friend or family member who is in a same-sex relationship, they are much more likely to support marriage equality.” Bill Henry and his husband Randy Gordon think the growth in support for LGBT couples shows the ban on same-sex marriage is out of touch. “The people that got out and voted for the constitutional amendment in Georgia, I don’t think that could pass now,” says Henry, a Lawrenceville resident and member of Our Hope Metropolitan Community Church in Athens. “I think that things have changed. It might be very narrow of a margin, but I don’t think that could happen now.” Henry says opponents of marriage equality are simply the “vocal minority,” but many take hurtful paths to express their opinion. The day Lambda Legal’s lawsuit was filed, Henry saw and received negative comments on a WSB-TV video reporting on it. As a member of Our Hope MCC, a historically welcoming and LGBT-supportive church, Henry finds it difficult to consolidate the opposing views of religion. “It’s kind of hard to be in a situation where you look upon your religion as God is love, God is accepting of everyone,” he says, “and then other people take that same religion and try to twist it around and be so negative with it and try to be so hateful.” Gordon echoes this sentiment. “Religion makes a wonderful weapon when people twist it to fit whatever agenda they’ve got,” Gordon says. While Our Hope MCC performs marriage and commitment ceremonies for same-sex couples, its pastor, the Rev. Renee DuBose, says it is important to distinguish between religious ceremonies and what is recognized by the state. From Our Hope’s perspective, nothing will change in its marriage or commitment ceremonies. “That’s the conversation that people are having, is what you do in a religious ceremony doesn’t make you legally married. That’s just what you do as a part of your spirituality,” DuBose says. “So the lawsuits, either here or in any place, basically say that separation of church and state requires that every citizen should have equal access to marriage. So the lawsuit is not on religious grounds, but on civil marriage and equal rights grounds.” Henry believes people need to realize that supporting marriage equality does not require a change in religion or even acceptance on an individual level. “People don’t seem to understand very often that this isn’t about forcing someone’s religion to accept marriage equality. This is about allowing people who are married or want to get married to be able to have the same rights and privileges as an opposite-sex couple,” Henry says. “For me personally, love is love, and you very much cannot help who you love. And it shouldn’t be any different. And our relationship doesn’t affect anyone else.” Erica Techo




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dreadfully deadening second act ever unleashed in a major superhero movie. Andrew Garfield returns as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and has much more control of the role in his second appearance. He channels the comic’s wisecracking webslinger, especially in the smart, campy opening fight with a very Russian criminal inexplicably played by Paul Giamatti. In his second attempt, director Marc Webb supplies the franchise’s best action set pieces; both of Spidey’s fights with Jamie Foxx’s blue-headed Electro are kinetically exciting, if a bit too computer-animated. But the fightless sequence after Spider-Man first defeats Electro, during which Peter reunites with old pal Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) and searches for the answer to his OsCorp scientist father’s (Campbell Scott) disappearance, absolutely kills the movie’s silly momentum, despite Martin Csokas’ mad German Dr. Kafka. Bookending the boring are two great acts. The first could be the most charmingly innocent cinematic superhero action since Superman ’78, even if it is more Lester than Donner; the action-packed finale jams three supervillains into what can’t be more than 20 minutes. Make sure you wake up for it.

also playing THE ARCHITECTURE OF DOOM 1989. As part of the film series “Crimes Against Culture: Art and the Nazis,” the Georgia Museum of Art presents a screening of Peter Cohen’s internationally award-winning documentary, The Architecture of Doom. Consider the film to be the other side of Monuments Men, as it chronicles Hitler’s obsession with the capture of classical art from across Europe. Also portrayed are Hitler’s exhibitions of the degenerate art of the Cubists and Dadaists as well as his own attempts at amateur architecture. (Georgia Museum of Art) BEARS (G) For Earth Day 2014, Disneynature released 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. BRICK MANSIONS (PG-13) This remake of District B13 will always be Paul Walker’s iconic movie. It’s also a rather silly, thoroughly entertaining action flick featuring (not nearly enough) Parkour. David Belle, one of the eight founders of Parkour, reprises his role as the ex-con, here called Lino, who runs, jumps and kicks his way through a walled-off ghetto to rescue his girlfriend and help an undercover cop recover a neutron bomb. Walker provides a solid presence à la the Fast and Furious franchise; the action world is going to miss him. Brick Mansions, like its predecessor, is Belle’s movie, and he’s a blast to watch. First-time feature director Camille Delamarre (an editor who fell from Luc Besson’s rather fruitful filmmaking tree) captures the Parkour-dominated action with kinetic stylishness. But it’s the verging-oncamp script by Besson and Bibi Naceri that provides the movie with its distinctive voice. A character named Tom Berringer is in a movie where RZA’s gangster quotes Wu-Tang (C.R.E.A.M.) and ends (almost) on a freeze frame? It’s as if Brick Mansions were made for


future Bad Movie Nights, except that it’s not a completely inept piece of movie garbage. Movies like this remind audiences why Besson is an international action hero. 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 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. Its effects will be felt from Avengers: Age of Ultron to ABC’s “Agents of Shield.” Credit new directors Anthony and Joe Russo (“Community”) with a lighter, more action-oriented Cap, but this series will always lack the vivacious spark Robert Downey Jr. brings to Iron Man. CHEF (R) With Shane Black taking over last year’s Iron Man 3, Jon Favreau hasn’t helmed a feature since 2011’s Cowboys & Aliens. He also stars in his latest, a comedy about a chef, Carl Casper, who loses his restaurant job and starts a food truck. Plus, he’s got to reunite his separated family. Favreau wrote and directed this feature that also stars Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey Jr. DIVERGENT (PG-13) Hunger Games comparisons are inevitable. While Veronica Roth’s book loses the head-to-head against Suzanne Collins’ bestseller, Neil Burger’s filmed adaptation might best Gary Ross’ original Games. In a dystopian future Chicago, humanity is divided into five factions. Right before Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley) is to choose the faction in which she’ll spend the rest of her life, the teenager learns she is Divergent, whatever that means. Tris, as she chooses to be called, selects


Dauntless, the faction most appealing to teens as they spend most of their time yelling and jumping from trains. Oh yeah, they’re civilization’s soldiers too. After a grueling initiation during which she makes a love connection with the studly instructor, Four (Theo James), Tris learns her perfect society and all Divergents are under attack. The movie distills 500 pages of plot into a pretty decent two-plus-hour flick, as scripters Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor smartly eschew Tris’ inner monologues, save for her opening and closing thoughts. DRAFT DAY (PG-13) Are you missing football? Kevin Costner has just the movie for you. KCost 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 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

control over her icy powers. Anna is assisted in her search by ice salesman Kristoff (v. Jonathan Groff, “Glee”), his reindeer, Sven, and a goofy, talking snowman named Olaf (v. Josh Gad). The narrative, adapted from Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen” by Wreck-It Ralph scripter Jennifer Lee (who co-directed), is as Disney formulaic as they come, and the animation shines without standing out. Nonetheless, the characters, especially Gad’s silly snowman, are winning. The songs are catchy, as is their diegetic musical inclusion. Little kids will love Frozen, and parents who grew up on Disney classics will not feel left out in the cold. GOD’S NOT DEAD (PG) In this Christian feature, a college student, Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), has his faith challenged by a philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo, best known as TV’s Hercules) who does not believe in the existence of God. TV’s Superman, Dean Cain, costars, while Christian popsters Newsboys and two of “Duck Dynasty”’s Robertsons, Willie and Korie, provide cameos. Director Harold Cronk’s three previous features (Ever

All the boys love Dede’s balls. 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. To top it all off, the pretty young coworker (Jennifer Garner) he’s dating is pregnant. 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. The actors interact more like they’re on stage than on screen, and the football acumen of a few is questionable. Nevertheless, it’s hard to lose with Costner on your sports movie team. FADING GIGOLO (R) John Turturro wrote, directed and stars in this comedy about a guy, Fiorovante, who decides to become a professional Don Juan (is that the same thing as a professional Casanova?). Fiorovante hopes to help out his buddy, Murray (Woody Allen), who is in need of some cash. The cast is good (Liev Schreiber, Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara), but Allen’s pretty toxic right now. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Miami Film Festival. FROZEN (PG) Disney returns with a newfangled computer-animated feature that feels very old school. A young princess, Anna (v. Kristen Bell), must venture into the frozen wilds to save her sister, recently crowned Queen Elsa (v. Idina Menzel), who has lost

heard of The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure? Me neither.) sound pretty small-screen. GOD’S POCKET (R) “Mad Men”’s John Slattery makes his directorial debut with one of Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s last films. Set in the working class neighborhood of God’s Pocket, Mickey (Hoffman) attempts to please his wife (the hourglassfigured Christina Hendricks, also of “Mad Men”) by figuring out what happened to his stepson, Leon (Caleb Landry Jones), who was killed at a construction site. The rest of the cast, which includes Richard Jenkins, John Turturro and Eddie Marsan, is equally excellent. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (R) Wes Anderson’s latest stars Ralph Fiennes as Gustave H., legendary concierge at the famous hotel, who memorably mentors lobby boy, Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori, The Perfect Game). The cast is huge—F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalic, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Harvey Keitel, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson. (Ciné) 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. MOMS’ NIGHT OUT (PG) Allyson (Sarah Drew, “Grey’s Anatomy”) and her girlfriends (including Patricia Heaton from “Everybody Loves Raymond”) want a night out without the kids. Can their husbands (including Sean Astin) handle the kids for one measly evening? According to the trailer for this family friendly, kind of

faith-based movie, the men cannot. Country star Trace Adkins shows up as a bike-riding tattoo artist. Birmingham, AL, natives Jon and Andrew Erwin direct their highest profile picture yet. l NEIGHBORS (R) Seth Rogen battles Zac Efron in this hard R comedy from the director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Rogen and Rose Byrne star as a married couple with a new child. When Efron and his frat brahs move in next door, a war begins. The trailers certainly promise crazy, funny antics. Still, Efron’s last R-rated comedy, That Awkward Moment, remains one of 2014’s worst movies. With Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lisa Kudrow and Jake Johnson (very funny on “New Girl”). NOAH (PG-13) Noah may be the strangest blockbuster since Ang Lee’s Hulk. Fortunately, the new biblical epic is more successful. It also isn’t your Chuck Heston biblical epic. Russell Crowe (no actor is more comfortable in the past than this guy) effectively grimaces and growls as the man chosen by the Creator to save the animal kingdom from a world-cleansing flood in Darren Aronofsky’s foreboding take on this beloved children’s bible story. Opening with a summary emphasizing the mythic, Noah establishes a harsh, sci-fi pre-apocalypse for Noah and his family—wife Naameh (Jennifer Connelly) and sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth. After a visit with his ancient grandfather, Methuselah (Anthony Hopkins giving good Yoda), Noah begins 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 a family cruise goes too long. . OCULUS (R) Filmmaker Mike Flanagan’s follow-up to his effective little horror film, Absentia, feels like the next step in his career maturation. Bigger genre names (“Doctor Who” companion Karen Gillan and Katee “Starbuck” Sackhoff), more ambition and more chills all handled with more skill. When her brother, Thomas (Brenton Thwaites), is released from a mental hospital, Kaylie Russell (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’s splatterpunk and some mouth-horror that would impress body-horror impresario David Cronenberg. The result is this unsettlingly satisfying horror flick. Oculus stands apart from its recent paranormal peers thanks to a smarterthan-average script by Flanagan and Jeff Howard, working from Flanagan and Jeff Seidman’s shorter screenplay.

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cash grab by â&#x20AC;&#x153;Survivorâ&#x20AC;? producer Mark Burnett (Downeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s husband), Son of God merely takes advantage of an audience hungry for faith-based films (see the success of the releases from Albanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sherwood Pictures) by repackaging previously seen material with a few new scenes, none of them worth the price of admission. TRANSCENDENCE (PG-13) A mature science fiction film about the dangers of technology from Dark Knight filmmaker Christopher Nolanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal cinematographer with a cast that includes Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 mankindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 generically. UNDER THE SKIN (R) An intriguing guerrilla, science fiction feature from filmmaker Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast and Birth), Under the Skin stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien preying on Scottish hitchhikers. Allegedly, ScarJo actually picked up and filmed several real hitchers with hidden cameras. First-time screenwriter Walter Campbell adapted the novel by Michel Faber, best known for The Crimson Petal and the White. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and for the Best Film at the London Film Festival. (CinĂŠ)

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Previously on behind the scene Catching Up on flagpole’s New Web Series DT Productions’ Cartter Fontaine films Scott Baxendale for an episode of Behind the Scene.


Flagpole, we love covering musicians, but there’s another story to be told about our town’s scene: that of the people who work offstage to make Athens music matter. Our recently launched web series, Behind the Scene—a multimedia partnership with local video company Dirtty Toe Productions—aims to further that dialog. From talent buyers to instrument makers, publicists to guitar technicians and beyond, our goal is to provide an account of those members of the Athens music community who work often thankless but nonetheless essential jobs. We’re back online this week with a feature on Chase Park Transduction engineer Drew Vandenberg (read an excerpt below). Looking ahead, we’ve got a two-for-one profile of Colm O’Reilly and Roger Levine from the Georgia Theatre sound crew on tap, with some special guest appearances we think you’ll enjoy. Going forward, we want to make sure Behind the Scene is as informative and entertaining as it can be. As such, reader comments are encouraged. Let us in on any ideas you have by emailing Below, check out samples from some of our interviews thus far. For video, audio and more extras, visit the Homedrone blog at [Dan Mistich]

Scott Baxendale Owner/master luthier, Baxendale Guitar

FP: What are some eccentric requests that you’ve had? SB: When Hank Williams III came to town, his tour manager came in for an emergency



repair and said, “Whatever you do, do NOT clean this guitar.” He did not even want us to clean one piece of dirt off of that guitar. Usually, the guys want you to clean their guitar. I met Dave Alvin of The Blasters in Denver back in the ‘80s. He came in and he had this iconic Jimmy Reed model Kay electric guitar that was [used] on the opening riffs on “Dark Night.” And here he walks in with that guitar. The guitar is crumbling apart, it’s delaminating, the neck’s falling off and the strings are like two inches off of the neck, and we said, “What do you want us to do with the guitar?” He said, “You can throw it in the fucking trash for all I care! You can do whatever you want!” So, we glued it all up for him, this amazing super-glue repair job, so that it was ready to go that night. And for the whole entire tour after that, every show from the tour, he would announce our shop as the only place in the world to get your guitar fixed.

But that’s kind of the point, in a way. If I wanted to be the big man on the record, then I would have written the songs—it would be my record. You’re behind the curtain for a reason, and I think you sort of realize—well, you should realize that going in. If you don’t realize that, you’re in for a rude awakening.

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Guitar technician, Drive-By Truckers FP: Are there ever moments where something has gone completely wrong? PM: Yeah. You never know. Sometimes a pedal will come unplugged, or a mic will fall over, or a guitar will fall over and snap its neck in two or something [laughs]… There are about 8,000 things that could go wrong. Sometimes stuff gets broken. There have been plenty of times that I’ve had to go out there and fix something super quick. But, usually— and, hopefully—not.

Drew Vandenberg Troy Aubrey Engineer, Chase Park Transduction

FP: Do you think the average listener is aware of what you do? DV: I don’t think so. It never even occurred to me until I was looking at liner notes as a kid that this was a job. I didn’t know how music was recorded. With people now, and the way electronic music is made, sometimes it doesn’t even involve people like me—the artist is his own engineer or producer. I don’t think people think about it, except for maybe huge-name producers.

President of Foundry Entertainment, talent buyer at the Melting Point FP: What makes a show a success? TA: You could look at the financial side: If the band is making money and the venue is making money to cover their labor costs—a lot of people don’t understand how expensive it is to run a venue. A lot of people think, “Oh, you just have to pay the door and the sound, right?” There’s insurance, there’s BMI/ ASCAP; you’ve got to pay your rights fees. If

you’re covering your expenses and the band is making money, that is a success. I do put some of my personal taste into what I do. But what I’ve found out is that you can’t really be buying for yourself. What I’ve tried to do here is figure out who our crowd is and develop it. On an esoteric level, if you have a band that is really connecting with the audience, that’s success. I love going to shows where, even if there are maybe 10 or 15 people there, they’re zoned in and captivated by the band.

Kayla Schmandt

Head retail coordinator for new release promotion at Colortest FP: What advice would you give someone looking to work in music publicity? KS: The best advice I could give would be to put yourself out there… Go to shows. Talk to people. Read Flagpole. Write letters. Write album reviews. Talk to everyone you can about music, and you will wind up meeting the people that will help your career. I got one of my first jobs when I ran into a friend of a friend at South by Southwest, and we sat down and started talking about music. Two months later, he called and said, “We need an assistant. What are you doing?” If you want to work in the music industry, you can’t give in to any other option. It’s an easy industry to get started in. It’s pretty hard to get your first job, and you have to resist the urge to get a high-paying job that doesn’t have anything to do with what you love. Go for it. You’ve got to be really committed.

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

Chartreuse: Gloriosa Venenum Serpentis

JRS Tapes HHHHH Picture a large room: a high, vaulted ceiling and bare stone floors, like a church with all the pews ripped out. At the far end of the room is an amplifier. A guitar leans against it. The amp emits a faint hum that combines with the other sound in the room, a slow, swirling melody, ghostly voices reverberating throughout the hall. The hum of the amp grows louder; the choir fades. A lone figure steps into the hall and picks up the guitar. Massive chords fill the empty space, a dense distortion heavy with static. A ponderous melody emerges, a dark echo of the voices’ song. So it goes on the first half of Chartreuse’s twopart Gloriosa Venenum Serpentis. The record has a mysterious, awestruck feel, fitting for an act whose name derives from a medieval order of monks. The tape’s second half begins with that same distorted guitar playing single low notes, drawn out, bleeding into feedback. Four minutes in, the mood lightens. A clean guitar plays a repeated figure, a trail of delay following each note. As on latter-era Talk Talk records, you can hear the empty space. More guitars join in as the figure keeps circling. Then, in the last few minutes, a new sound, resonant and repeating, like the peeling of strange bells. [Marshall Yarbrough]

Scab Queen/Snowbride: Split

Persistentmidnight HHHHH Out via boutique label Persistentmidnight, the new split cassette release from experimental Atlanta-based synth outfit Snowbride and Athens noisemakers Scab Queen is the latest bit of proof, if we needed it, that our two cities can creatively coexist in a fruitful and meaningful way. The A-side of the split belongs to Snowbride, a group featuring longtime sound explorer Drew Haddon and vocalist Rachel McIntosh. Each of the duo’s three tracks offers a different vibe,

WesdaRuler: b A d

Independent Release HHHHH Seemingly beamed directly from the chill-out rooms that accompanied every ‘90s warehouse rave worth its salt, b A d is an appetizer-sized collection of downtempo beatscapes, each one composed over the course of a day for a week. It comes from Athens-based producer Wesley Johnson, a.k.a. WesdaRuler, who’s been killing the local beat tape game for a minute now. (On SoundCloud, be sure to check out the heady “Be There,” a massive tune that deftly samples Jade’s 1993 Billboard-topping jam, “Don’t Walk Away”). b A d deftly covers a lot of ground over its 17 minutes, from chiptune and dark ambient to hip hop. Take “Acid Bounce,” which absolutely knocks with its dreamy synths, off-kilter drum pads and a well-syncopated sample of a “Super Mario” jump. Another highlight is album closer “Sun Set,” which samples the Dreamcast video-game masterpiece “Shenmue” and rollicks by like a feudal-Japan set piece in a RZA-scored kung-fu flick. As they mostly hover around the two-minute mark, there’s not much space for these songs to develop beyond proof of concept (and talent). Still, these neat, minimal-leaning, occasionally trap-inflicted space jams are practically begging a smart-aleck rapper to jump on. Until then, it’s good enough to turn on, tune in and drop out with Wes. [Christopher Joshua Benton]



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from the persistent, half-realized beatscaping of opener “Trak Trak Trak” to the chilly “Waiting on a Train,” which conjures creepy digital-video stills, to “Interior,” a warm if rather straightforward drone. Not surprisingly, given the group’s prolificacy and track record, it’s Scab Queen’s four contributions that truly make the tape worth its $5 sticker price. The project has recently expanded to a duo, with cellist Alec Livaditis joining guitarist Michael Lauden, and together the two musicians have kicked things up a notch. The tunes here are denser than Scab Queen’s prior output, more volatile, scarily focused despite their improvisatory nature. There is a constant, creeping sense of decay, snippets of ambient factory noise and nightmarish field recordings acting as sonic mildew atop Lauden and Livaditis’ measured stringed excursions. [Gabe Vodicka]


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threats & promises Music News And Gossip Ashes to Ashes: It is with a lot of sadness footsteps as this first track—and, honestly, that I report the passing of longtime Athens the bulk of the latter-day Yo Soybean materimusician, activist and friend Paul Kenneth al—it’s gonna be packed with echoey, reverb-y Wilson. Known in the music world as DJ surf riffs topped with ardent but not urgent Applepaul, Wilson made clever—not silly— vocal melodies. Good stuff for real. Get tipped mash-ups and was a keen beat-matcher. Paul via and stream was 41 years old and would have celebrated along at his birthday May 21. He began notifying friends recently that his health was not in Here’s the Drop: The coolest little bit of news good shape and received a firm diagnosis landed in my lap a few weeks ago, and it’s a less than a month ago that he was suffering shame I couldn’t get to it until now. There’s from an aggressive form of cancer. Wilson a new dance music label in town, founded had been HIV-positive for several years and by Jake Meyer and Hunter Reed and named was ardent in in his support of both medical King Beluga. We could split genre hairs here, marijuana and cannabis-based medicine. He but for now, let’s just refer to it as an EDM was an activist his entire adult life, and his (electronic dance music) label, a term I’ve passion for freedom and peace-based causes never been totally comfortable with, mainly were a large part of his identity. He was involved with AIDS Athens for several years, as well as other charities, and the Ugandan LGBT rights organization St. Paul’s Voice Center characterized him as one of the “key pillars of [the] organization who has been so influential.” I first met Paul during the sustained anti-war “Peace Camp” on UGA’s north campus in 1991, as the United States was heading into the first Gulf War. Since that time, our interactions were occasional but never less than totally friendly. I remember when he started DJing and when I got a copy of his first mix. Universally remembered as a Paul Kenneth Wilson gentle soul with an exceedingly kind heart, Paul died quietly while resting Tuesday, Apr. 29 in Los because it has an umbrella effect similar Angeles with his mother at his side. If you’d to that of “Americana.” Beluga is currently like to enjoy his music, visit focused on several pillars, including managedjapplepaul. ment, distribution, publicity, promotion and branding, but let’s first talk about its artists. Athens Punk City: The incredibly positive (if The three on board so far are the ridiculously rather unfortunately named) Up Your Athens catchy Phiness, the downtempo and low-slung Punk/Ska Festival will return for its fourth AstroShaman and the happy-hardcore-ish year to the Caledonia Lounge May 9 and 10. Holotropic JuJu. Several tracks from each Admission is $1 for those 21 and over and act are available on the label’s SoundCloud $3 for everyone else. The all-ages event is page, but a good place to start would be the organized by Tandi Murphy-Hall of local punk new compilation Echolocations Vol. 1, which is outfit Triangle Fire and her husband Nick, available at the same place: and together they make this thing run like king-beluga. For everything else, see kingbeclockwork. Totally stand-up folks, too. This year’s event features Atlanta bands Fourth & Long, In Tents, Forsaken Profits, Eliminate Do You Remember?: Ghostmeat Records, Earth, Hermits of Suburbia, Awkward largely operational the past several years Sounds, Rotten Stitches, La Suegra and solely as the official home of the annual Ganges Phalanges; South Carolina’s Now AthFest compilation album, is celebrating In 3D, Chunx, Rubrics and Interstellar its 20th anniversary this June. The label Upstarts; Alabama’s August Spies; Macon, will host a showcase during AthFest at The GA’s Grinchfinger and Taped Fist; Endless Globe, which will include performances from Bummer, from Baltimore, MD; and Shehehe, David Dondero, Tony Tidwell and possibly a Katër Mass, Burns Like Fire, Monsoon, reunion by The Lures—but who knows? So Parrothead, The Fact, El Chupaskabra, far, label head Russ Hallauer has assembled Triangle Fire, Capital Will and Karbomb—all a 20th anniversary streaming compilation, from Athens. Hoo boy. and the list of band names reads like a show flyer from the mid-1990s. So, go check that The Lights at Night: Swimmingly good out if you’re so inclined. Of particular interest tunesmith Nicholas Mallis, formerly of Yo might be Commander Venus, which featured Soybean but now playing under the name a very young Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Nicholas Mallis & The Borealis, just dropped and Koncak, featuring the late Nuçi Phillips. a new tune last week named “Orange” in Head to anticipation of a full-length record due out and stream away. in July. The album is to be titled Golden Age Vanity, and if it follows in the same stylistic Gordon Lamb

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grub notes Trials and Tribulations BROS: The space on Mitchell Bridge Road, by Cofer’s, that was built as a second branch of Harry Bissett’s has had some trials and tribulations. It’s enormous and almost impossible to break up into spaces where different businesses could share it. The variety of seating options (bar, indoor downstairs, indoor upstairs, outdoor downstairs, outdoor upstairs) is the kind of thing that works in Atlanta—for example, at East Atlanta’s Argosy—where the population is large enough to support it, but the only place Athenians flock to in those kinds of numbers is Olive Garden. The closest anyone has come so far to making it work is Four Brothers Sports Tavern, which Andrew Miller opened at the end of February. Miller knows the restaurant business, and he presumably knew what he was getting into. The menu is fairly smartly put together, and although there’s never a wait for a table, a Friday night does find enough people dining in to make the place feel like it has a chance to succeed. Arcade games, including an elaborate sit-in racing game, “Big Buck Hunter” and even a claw game (placed right by the restroom, where children are guaranteed to see it and beg their parents for quarters) make family dining easy; kids eat free on Wednesday evenings; and the restaurant has trivia nights and live music regularly. What makes it actually worth going to is that the food is pretty decent. Skip the

Coastal Sliders (three small shrimp cakes overwhelmed by their breading and hefty buns that would be dramatically improved by a zippier sauce) and the quinoa salad as a side (faintly bitter, suggesting a lack of rinsing prior to cooking, and bland), but if you can afford the calories, get the artichoke dip that is about to find its way onto the menu. Where most restaurants seem to rely on a gross, premade slurry of “cheese” and white sauce for this bar standard, Miller incorporates Swiss chard instead of spinach and makes something bouncing with flavor. The burgers that make up a sizable section of the menu are equally well executed, although topped with enough stuff that you may want to flip them upside-down to ensure that the bun doesn’t dematerialize by the time you finish. The fish and chips is nicely battered and well cooked, neither pale and soggy nor dark, greasy and overcooked, the two directions in which the dish tends to err. Also, the kitchen uses quality fish, which makes a big difference. The bacon macaroni and cheese gets one demerit for being creamy rather than baked (personal preference, sorry), but uses cavatappi instead of the insubstantial usual noodle and is well put together. The open-face Del Monaco sandwich features ribeye, caramelized onions, grilled tomatoes and a zingy orange sauce on top of a piece of flatbread that, surprisingly, adds something to the dish. It

Four Brothers Sports Tavern all comes together well, and leftovers are delicious cold straight out of the fridge. Four Brothers is rather a lot like Hilltop Grille, which took the formula perfected by Atlanta’s Houston’s and has succeeded beautifully with it. The only question is whether it can find its audience or, rather, whether its audience can find it. The restaurant is open for lunch weekdays, dinner every day and brunch on weekends, has a full bar, takes credit cards and has plenty of parking in the back. HOS: Ever since Bulldawg Wings Deli & Tropical Grocery opened on Baxter Street,

in a ramshackle space with a sign promising a burger called the “Sloppy Ho,” I’ve been intrigued. Who doesn’t love an odd little ethnic grocery or a hole-in-the-wall that potentially promises great eats? Unfortunately, sometimes atmosphere isn’t enough. While the shelves hold much of interest (dried fish, fufu flour, a variety of hair bows, plastic tablecloths, severe-looking pot scrubbers), the menu is pretty much burgers, wings and fried things. Jerk chicken is mentioned but not always available. There is something homey about sitting at a large wooden table in the front of the store, eating your food out of a Styrofoam container while your fellow customers wait for their orders, two cute children play computer games and “The Test” blares on a large TV. But there is nothing good about the Jamaican patties, clearly frozen to begin and, while burning hot on the outside, still ice cold in the middle. The fried rice, studded with peas, carrots and egg, is best described as funky, and not in a positive way. The sweet old granny who runs the register does her best but is not well equipped for customer service, and the place as a whole, while still interesting, is not the sort of hidden treasure that rewards investigation with culinary delights. Bulldawg Wings theoretically accepts credit cards but less so in practice. A sign on the wall says that if you purchase a whole chicken from them, they will cook it for you. But if you are starving, and home.made catering and Just Pho… and More are not open, you would be best served by wandering into Jimbo’s convenience store and purchasing a small bag of Mutt and Jeff’s Pork Skins, made in East Point, GA, which are, indeed, unexpectedly tasty. Hillary Brown


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Georgia Museum of Art ¡ 7 p.m. ¡ FREE! Inspired by Monuments Men and the discovery of a trove containing 1,400 Nazi-looted works in Munich that made headlines last fall, the Georgia Museum of Art presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crimes Against Culture: Art and the Nazis,â&#x20AC;? a film series exploring the moral, aesthetic and legal issues surrounding the Third Reichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impact on art. The series kicked off last week with The Rape of Europa, a look into the real-life â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monuments Men,â&#x20AC;? a group of art historians and curators who rescued millions of lost and stolen treasures during World War II. This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Architecture of Doom chronicles Adolf Hitlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obsession with â&#x20AC;&#x153;degenerate artâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;virtually all modern art that was banned as â&#x20AC;&#x153;un-Germanâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;and his attempts as an amateur architect to design buildings exemplifying his vision of a Nazi aesthetic. The series concludes on Thursday, May 15 with Portrait of Wally, a documentary detailing the history of an iconic Egon Schiele painting that was seized from a Jewish art dealer by the Nazis in 1939. [Jessica Smith] MUSIC | Friday, May 9

Jamey Johnson, Chris Hennessee

Georgia Theatre ¡ 8 p.m. ¡ $32.50 Picture the country music prom. If Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood are in the gym slow dancing to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Remember When,â&#x20AC;? Jamey Johnson is the unkempt outcast smoking weed in the parking lot. An Alabama native, Johnson spent eight years as a U.S. Marine, after which he decided to pursue music as a second career. Turned out he was good at it. His first paying gigs were at Montgomery dive bars, but he has since worked his way up the ladder, becoming a go-to songwriter for artists like George Strait and Trace Adkins. A recent tribute album to country legend Hank Cochran found Johnson stepping further into the spotlight, duetting with Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson and many others and solidifying himself as the closest thing in Nashvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; both in voice and attitudeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anarchic old guard. [Gabe Vodicka] EVENTS | Friday, May 9

UGA Spring Commencement

Sanford Stadium ¡ 7 p.m. ¡ FREE! Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s junior U.S. senator, Johnny Isakson, â&#x20AC;&#x153;will give University of Georgia undergraduates one final chargeâ&#x20AC;Ś before the university sends off its newest alumni with a fireworks farewell,â&#x20AC;? according to a UGA news release. They must be talking about literal fireworks, because surely theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not referring to Isaksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s speaking style. UGA dean emeritus Andy Horne is the featured speaker at the graduate commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. Neither ceremony requires a ticket, so the public can comeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only for the fireworks. In addition, the university is finally doing


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something it should have done 50 years ago: conferring a (honorary) degree on Horace Ward. He was the first African American applicant to the UGA law school in 1950. After being rejected due to segregation, Ward went on to earn his law degree from Northwestern University and later became a state legislator and a federal judge. [Blake Aued] ART | Saturday, May 10

Long Road Studios Grand Opening

4860 Macon Hwy., Bishop ¡ 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. ¡ FREE! Established in 2012, Long Road Studios is a collective of seven professional clay artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Jorie Berman, Laura Cooper, Juana Gnecco, Nancy Green, Kendall Steele, Melanie Sgrignoli and Caryn Van Wagtendonkâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;who have launched a new permanent gallery and cooperative studio. Opening day features tours, live music, family-friendly games, food for sale by Rooterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBQ and complimentary drinks and desserts. In addition to the artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceramic creations, the gallery will offer

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beerware by Red Wolf Growlers, textiles by Sarah Parker, handmade soaps by Lisa Pickett and jewelry by Jim Norton. Located 12 miles from downtown Athens on 441 South, the gallery plans to be open Wednesdaysâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Saturdays from 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. and on Sundays from 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. [JS] MUSIC | Monday, May 12

Moon Hooch, Monkier, J Walker

New Earth Athens ¡ 7 p.m. ¡ $5 New York City-based trio Moon Hooch honed its high-octane funk-jazz workouts by busking in NYC subway stations but has since transcended that subterranean start, opening tours for the likes of Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty and perennial indie pranksters They Might Be Giants. Comprised of saxophonists Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen and drummer James Muschler, Moon Hoochâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sonic assault involves deep bass grooves and intricate interplay, characteristics that have endeared the group to the jam-band and EDM sets. But the music on the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self-titled debut never comes off as mere wankery; instead, its organic approach acts as a wholly human counterpoint to the over-computerized detachment of most modern electronica. [GV]




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Tuesday 6 CLASSES: Introduction to PowerPoint (ACC Library) Learn the basics of PowerPoint. Registration required. 10–11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615, www. CLASSES: Composting Basics (ACC Library) Learn the ABCs for backyard composting including vermi-composting. 4–5:30 p.m. FREE! recycling EVENTS: 2014 Athens Woman of Distinction (Athens Country Club) Girls Scouts of Historic Georgia will honor Elaine Powell Cook as the 2014 Athens Woman of Distinction. 11:30 a.m. $50. EVENTS: Tuesday Farmers Market (West Broad Market Garden) Fresh produce, cooked foods and children’s activities. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday. 4–7 p.m. 706-613-0122, FILM: French Film Series (Ciné Barcafé) Jules et Jim charts, over 25 years, the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession. With an introduction by UGA Film Studies Christopher Sieving. 7:30 p.m. www.athenscine. com GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Todd Kelly every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289 GAMES: Trivia (Four Brothers Sports Tavern) How much do you really know? 7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3020 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: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Presented by Dirty South Trivia. Every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0305 GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! Win house cash prizes with host Todd Kelly. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.choochoorestaurants. com KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) Children ages 2–5 are invited to join in an interactive storytime. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706613-3650 KIDSTUFF: What’s Sprouting in My Trash? (ACC Library) Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week with a story time led by Esther Porter. May 6–7, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. May 8, 4:30 p.m. FREE! www.


LECTURES & LIT: Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys Book Discussion (Oconee County Library) Dr. Douglas Ealey, a sociology professor at the University of North Georgia, leads a discussion. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee

Wednesday 7 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: Artist Reception (arkhive. ART & FRAME Gallery) A show of works by elementary students. 10:30 a.m. FREE! ART: Closing Reception (Highwire Lounge) “Spectrum” features paintings by Rachel Glaze, Lydia Hunt, Carlie Ivie, Hena Jang, Nicole Moran, Taylor Scott, Adelina Simeonova, Rae Wiltshire and Nicole Yackley. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8997 EVENTS: Guided Trail Hike (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Take a guided walk on the trails to discover the beauty and variety of the center’s ecosystems. Followed by coffee and a tour of the exhibit hall. 9 a.m. FREE! sandycreeknaturecenter EVENTS: Compost Bin Sale (ACC Solid Waste Department) Recycle Mother Nature style. Benefits Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful. 5–7 p.m. $49. 706-613-3501, ext. 312 EVENTS: Wine Tasting: Viva Argentina! Malbec and More (The Globe) Try a few Malbecs and learn why this French grape is so popular in South America. Tastings also include Torrontes, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. 6–9 p.m. $10. 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! GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 GAMES: Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll Trivia (Jerzee’s Sports Bar) Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. House cash prizes. 10 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Think you know it all? Test your knowledge every Wednesday night. 8 p.m. Both locations. 706-548-3442


GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-6130892 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: Movie Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Hosted by Jeremy Dyson. 9:30 p.m. www.facebook. com/lkshuffleclub KIDSTUFF: What’s Sprouting in My Trash? (ACC Library) See Tuesday listing for full description May 6–7, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. May 8, 4:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Preschool & Toddler Story Time (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Story time includes stories, finger plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2–5. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www. LECTURES & LIT: Word of Mouth Poetry (The Globe) Monthly open poetry reading. This month’s featured reader is Kayla Sargeson from Pittsburgh, PA. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721 LECTURES & LIT: What’s Your Story: A Reading (Avid Bookshop) Readers include Janet Geddis, Hope Hilton, Deirdre Sugiuchi, Mary Katherine Dunwoody, Beth Hall Thrasher, Sam Thomas and Will Walton. 6:30–7:30 FREE! MEETINGS: “Have You Had a Spiritual Experience?” (The Coffee Shop of Athens) An open discussion for all faiths to share spiritual experiences including dreams. 7 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Candidate Forum (ACC Library) State school superintendent candidates join in on key issues facing Georgia in improving quality public education. 7 p.m. FREE!

Thursday 8 ART: Opening Reception (Farmington Depot Gallery) “Paintings, Sculpture & Objects of Art” includes works by Michael Pierce. 6–9 p.m. FREE! ART: Cardboard Wonders: A Collaborative Museum Project (Lyndon House Arts Center) Visiting artist Keara Connor led a project in which 70 6th graders at Jefferson Middle School designed and built a “traveling museum” with projects inspired by Easter Island, graffiti, ‘70s culture, habitats and more. 5–7 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Madison County Needlecrafters (Madison County Library, Danielsville) The Needlecrafters will be demonstrating how to knit, how to crochet and other

“Painting, Sculpture and Objects of Art” by Michael Pierce will be on display at Farmington Depot Gallery through June. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 8 from 6–9 p.m. crafty skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: One-On-One Computer Tutorial (ACC Library) Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. 9–9:45 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 354 EVENTS: Nature Ramblers (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group. 8:30–10 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden. EVENTS: May Wine Tasting and Silent Auction (Ashford on Main) The Athens Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors present a wine tasting, silent auction and live music by Todd Cowart and Curt Spell. A portion of proceeds will benefit Extra Special People. 5:30–8:30 p.m. $35–40. EVENTS: Commercial Compost Facility Tour (ACC Landfill) Learn about large-scale organic recycling programs. 1–2 p.m. FREE! FILM: Grady Fest 2014 (UGA Tate Student Center, Theater) This showcase highlights video projects produced over the academic year by mass media arts and digital broadcast journalism students in the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. 7–9 p.m. FREE! FILM: “Crimes Against Culture: Art and the Nazis” Film Series (Georgia Museum of Art) The Architecture of Doom focuses on Adolf Hitler’s obsession with “pure” and aesthetically acceptable art and his attempt, as an amateur architect, to design buildings that would express his vision of a Nordic empire with a Nazi aesthetic. See Calendar Pick on p. 18. 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Amici) Every Thursday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-3530000 GAMES: Trivia (El Azteca) Win prizes with host Todd Kelly. Every Thursday. 7:30–9 p.m. FREE! 706549-2639 GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) See Tuesday listing for full description Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515 KIDSTUFF: What’s Sprouting in My Trash? (ACC Library) See Tuesday listing for full description May 6–7, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

May 8, 4:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Book Jammers (ACC Library) Children and their families are invited for stories, trivia, crafts and more. This event promotes literacy through the art of listening and helps to strengthen attention spans. For children ages 6–10. 4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www. KIDSTUFF: Gallery Games (Georgia Museum of Art) Learn about works in the museum’s collection through a special interactive tour led by Callan Steinmann. For ages 7–11. 4:15–5 p.m. FREE! www.

Friday 9 ART: Artist Reception (BMA At Home) Bryn Adamson creates abstract works. 5–7 p.m. FREE! ART: Closing Reception (Lamar Dodd School of Art) For “BFA Exit III.” 6–8 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Spring Semester Undergraduate Commencement (Sanford Stadium) U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson speaks. See Calendar Pick on p. 18. 7 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Spring Semester Graduate Commencement (Stegeman Coliseum) UGA dean emeritus Arthur M. “Andy” Horne speaks. See Calendar Pick on p. 18. 10 a.m. FREE! www.commencement. EVENTS: Leadercast Athens (Athens Technical College) A one-day leadership event featuring premier speakers broadcasted live from Atlanta. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. $69. 706-353-2728, www.leadercast. com/locations/athens PERFORMANCE: Across the Universe (Morton Theatre) The annual spring concert presented by Dancefx features FX1, FX2 and FX 3 Performance Companies, the Petite Company, Junior Company, Kindermediate Company, Kinder Company and the Dancefx Youth Program. May 9, 7:30 p.m. May 10, 10:30 a.m, 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. $13–16.

Saturday 10 ART: Grand Opening of Long Road Studios Gallery (Long Road Studios Gallery, Bishop) The

gallery features pottery and clay sculptures by clay artists Juana Gnecco, Nancy Green, Kendall Steele, Melanie Sgrignoli and Caryn van Wagtendonk. Includes live music, food for sale by Rooter’s BBQ, games, and complimentary drinks and deserts. See Calendar Pick on p. 18. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. FREE! 706-4105200, CLASSES: Finding Good Posture Workshop (Thrive) Use gentle, exploratory movements to experience good posture from the inside out. 1–4 p.m. $40. CLASSES: Yoga in the Park (Bishop Park) Bring your mat for a session of outdoor yoga. 9:30 a.m. $5–10 (suggested donation). www. EVENTS: 3rd Anniversary Party (Blind Pig Tavern, 2440 W. Broad St.) Celebrate with a moon bounce, balloon animals, face painting, a wing-eating competition and “spring-pong” tournament. The Heap will perform after the party at 8 p.m. 4–7 p.m. FREE! 706-208-7979 EVENTS: Really Really Free Market (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Second Saturday of every month. 12–2 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: West Broad Farmers Market (West Broad Market Garden) Featuring fresh produce, meats, honey, eggs, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children’s activities and more. This week features wood carving demonstrations by Ken Calkin. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. EVENTS: Garden Tea Party for Mom (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Show your mom appreciation by having a tea party complete with making decorations to take home, drinks and appetizers using local ingredients. 2–3:30 p.m. $7–10. 706-613-3615 EVENTS: Oconee Farmers Market (Oconee County Courthouse, Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more. 8 a.m.–1 p.m. EVENTS: Great American Clean Up Oconee (Watkinsville Library) Help create a litter free Oconee. 9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Candidate Cookout & Early Voting Drive (Hill Chapel Baptist Church) Meet, greet and eat with the candidates for local office, and then jump in one of the church’s

vans for transportation to the polls. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1377 EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. Live music by Kate Morrissey, Shimmy Mob and Hogeyed Man. This week master composters and staff from various ACC and UGA departments will discuss composting. Craig Page will give a chef demo in honor of Strawberry Day, and bartenders from Old Pal will lead a cocktail demo. 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Shadowfist Tournament (Tyche’s Games) Multiplayer format. Promotional cards will be given to all players. A workshop on how to play the Shadowfist Dynamic Card Game will be held at 4 p.m. 12 p.m. $1. KIDSTUFF: Super Duper Story Time (Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2) Donderos’ Kitchen, ReBlossom Mama Baby Shop and Avid Bookshop are collaborating to bring a monthly story time on the second Saturday of each month. Meet Anna Dewdney, author of the Llama Llama picture books. 11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Athens Area Girls’ Math Team Evaluation Day (UGA Boyd Graduate Research Studies) The team helps girls in grades 1–6 build strong math skills. Girls interested in joining must first attend this evaluation session. 2–4 p.m. $50. KIDSTUFF: Bubble Blowing Bonanza (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Learn how to make your own bubbles and wands. 2–3 p.m. FREE! madison KIDSTUFF: YWCO Kids Tri the Y Youth Triathlon Transition Clinic (Athens YWCO) Join Kim Landrum and the Dream Team Triathlon for a clinic on how to do well in the kids’ tiathlon. Bring a bike, helmet, running shows, water, sunscreen and bathing suit. 3 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7880, 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! KIDSTUFF: Critter Tales (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Families are invited to listen to a story about nature. Staff will then bring it to life by visiting a critter or going outdoors for an activity. 2:30–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615 PERFORMANCE: Across the Universe (Morton Theatre) See Friday listing for full description May 9, 7:30 p.m. May 10, 10:30 a.m, 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. $13–16. PERFORMANCE: Spring Showcase (The Classic Center) Students from the Oconee Youth School of Performance perform dance and musical theater numbers. May 10–11, 3 p.m. $14–18. www. PERFORMANCE: Shimmy Mob (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) A family-friendly bellydance show will include performances of Middle Eastern and world dance by local and regional dancers. Proceeds benefit Project Safe. The dancers will additionally do “flash mob” dancing around town. 7:30 p.m. $5–8. www.

Sunday 11 ART: Spotlight Tour (Georgia Museum of Art) See highlights from the museum’s permanent collection

on a tour led by docents. 3 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: A Salute to Moms, Musicals and Movies (Holy Cross Lutheran Church) Hear songs from Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, Funny Girl and others. Performers include The Ladies of Song, Wood ‘n’ Nickel Quintet, New Horizons Band, Nathan Schreer, Stacy Smith and Howard Sligh. A complimentary light supper will be provided by Talmadge Terrace. 5 p.m. 706-548-3329, GAMES: Trivia (Amici) Test your skills. 9 p.m. 706-353-0000 GAMES: Trivia (The Capital Room) Every Sunday! Hosted by Evan Delany. First place wins $50 and second place wins $25. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Buffalo’s Café) “Brewer’s Inquisition,” trivia hosted by Chris Brewer every Sunday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655, www. PERFORMANCE: Spring Showcase (The Classic Center) See Saturday listing for full description May 10–11, 3 p.m. $14–18.

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Tuesday 13 CLASSES: Flower and Veg Gardening in the Backyard (ACC Extension Office) A master gardener will teach you the ins and outs of flower and vegetable gardening. For all skill levels. Register by May 12. 6 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Tuesday Farmers Market (West Broad Market Garden) See Tuesday listing for full description 4–7 p.m. 706-613-0122, GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) General trivia with host Caitlin Wilson. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-8508561 GAMES: Trivia (Four Brothers Sports Tavern) How much do you really know? 7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3020

situations, give and receive gifts, neatly eat birthday cake and prepare “thank you” notes. For ages 8–12. 6 p.m. $3–5. www.athensclarkecounty. com/lay LECTURES & LIT: African American Authors Book Club (ACC Library) This month’s title is Perfect Peace by Daniel Black. Newcomers welcome. 5 p.m. FREE!

Wednesday 14 ART: Drawing Change: The ART of Teacher Education (Taylor-Grady House) This art show features works by UGA art education doctoral student Jim Woglom and College of Education faculty member Stephanie Jones. Includes music by Papa Legba. All proceeds benefit the Awesome CLubhouse @ La Escuelita, a community-

Monday 12 COMEDY: “Digging up Your Georgia Roots” (Oconee County Library) Find out about resources and databases you can use to research your ancestry in the state of Georgia. Registration required. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee EVENTS: Produce Stand (Athens Community Council on Aging) This mobile produce stand sells fresh, sustainable and locally-grown fruits and vegetables sourced from the community gardens at ACCA and UGArden. EBT cards accepted. 12–3 p.m. EVENTS: Georgia Connections Academy Information Session (Holiday Inn) Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide public charter school and provider of virtual K-12 schooling, has openings for 1000 students for the 2014-2015 school year. Representatives will meet with parents and students to explain the school’s curriculum and programs. 6:30–8 p.m. FREE! 678-825-3258, www.georgiaconnectionsacademy. com GAMES: Rock and Roll Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Get a team together and show off your extensive music knowledge! Hosted by Jonathan Thompson. 9 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 KIDSTUFF: Open Chess Play for Teens (ACC Library) Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 10–18. Registration required. 4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706613-3650, ext. 329 KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Monday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650 KIDSTUFF: Open Playtime (ACC Library) Children ages 1–3 and their caregivers can come play with toys

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: Trivia with a DJ (Your Pie, Eastside location) Open your pie hole for a chance to win cash prizes. 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-6130892 GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 KIDSTUFF: Preschool & Toddler Story Time (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Story time includes stories, finger plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2–5. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (Oconee County Library) Watch some anime and manga, listen to J-Pop music, eat Japanese snacks and share fan art. Ages 11–18. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 LECTURES & LIT: “Crisis in American Education” Roundtable Discussion (ACC Library) Marshall Chambers leads a discussion on the problems of the “study for the test” approach to education. 5 p.m. FREE! OUTDOORS: Full Moon Hike (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) See the Garden come alive at night. Each hike will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations or nocturnal creatures. Be prepared for a two-mile walk through wooded trails. 7 p.m. $5. www.botgarden.

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www. MANMADE MOUNTAINS Local modern-folk crew drawing inspiration from groups like The Avett Brothers. CANDID COAL PEOPLE Local footstomping dance-folk group.


Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar. com THE DRY HUMPS Local heavy noise trio. LIQUIVORE Goth-rock group made up of people with clever pseudonyms like “Jenny Side.”

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Photography by Michelle Norris is featured in “Enchanted,” currently on view at ARTini’s Art Lounge. GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! Win house cash prizes with host Todd Kelly. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.choochoorestaurants. com GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) See Tuesday listing for full description Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515 GAMES: 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 at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Todd Kelly every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289 GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Presented by Dirty South Trivia. Every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0305 KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) Children ages 2–5 are invited to join in an interactive storytime. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Manners, Manners Everywhere (Lay Park) Practice how to meet each other in social

based educational space that offers afterschool, Saturday and summer programs for children. 6–8:30 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: Rabbit Box’s 2nd Annual “Silver Box” (The Melting Point) Local elders will share true-life stories for this month’s theme, “My Life in Black & White” and includes stories from Mony Abrol, Sydney Bacchus, Valdon Daniel, C. Donald Johnson, Ivan Sumner, Earnest Thompson and more. For adult ears only. 5:30 p.m. (doors), 7 p.m. $5. GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll Trivia (Jerzee’s Sports Bar) Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. House cash prizes. 10 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102

Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. NURTURE Local post-hardcore trio featuring screamed vocals, chunky guitar and explosive rhythms. See Calendar Pick on p. 18. ANTPILE Melodic local post-hardcore band. SCOOTERBABE New local noise-pop group. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. DUBCONSCIOUS The local dub, reggae and bass collective returns. CHERRY ROYALE Psychedelic funk and soul-inspired rock band from Atlanta. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 HUMMINGBIRD No info available. CABBAGE LOOPER “Old school funk, soul and jazz meet today’s fun hip-hop.” THE ELECTRIC NATURE Psychrock/electro duo from Athens. TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic folk music from the artist formerly known as Tom(b) Television. Green Room 10 p.m. LOW CUT CONNIE Rock and roll band with members from Philadelphia, New York and the UK. VELOCIRAPTURE Brash local experimental rock group that names Velvet Underground and Stooges among its influences. DJ RAUNCH No info available.

New Earth Athens 8 p.m. $5. www.newearthmusichall. com CADAVER DOGS High energy “psychoactive” rock from Ohio. CHIEF SCOUT A man and his band out of Suwanee. HEYROCCO Charleston-based indie rock band that plays with dynamics and sound. WIEUCA A fuzz-heavy, slightly countrified alt-rock version of the sort of wistful slacker-rock pioneered by Pavement and Dinosaur Jr. Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Osti Mon, Ross Pead and Larry Bowie.

Wednesday 7 Blue Sky 5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153 VINYL WEDNESDAYS Bring your own records to play at the bar! 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.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12. JEFF AUSTIN Mandolinist from Yonder Mountain String Band known and celebrated for his skill and improvisation on the stage. HIGH STRUNG STRING BAND Rising local bluegrass/Americana ensemble Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJ HOT WAX Max Wang spins ‘60s pop/soul and punk rock. Green Room 9 p.m. $5. ADRON The strong, fluttering voice of Atlanta’s Adrienne McCann meanders through her blend of mellow Tropicalia and low-key jazz. SPACE TRUCKS Afro-kraut-beat ensemble led by Bryan Poole. Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. DJ QUINCY Modern Skirts drummer John Swint spins a dance party. The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens. com PARTIAL CINEMA Formally known as Talkingto, this local group takes k continued on next page




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CHRIS HENNESSEE Based in Nashville, TN, this songwriter has written and performed with some of country musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJS PREOWNED LUXURY VEHICLE AND KITTYKITTY BOOSBOOS Catherine Rush and Aida Curtis playing hip hop, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s, reggaeton and worldbeat. WICKERMAN Live music from the 1973 film The Wickerman as played by James Husband with members of Powerkompany, The Visitations and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go Toâ&#x20AC;? performers. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. BEATMATCHEDHEARTS Featuring local DJs Incubus and Lexus Luthor. Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has

MARC ANDRESS Americana singer-songwriter from Saint Simons Island. FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his simple, plucked country songs. The World Famous 8 p.m. www.theworldfamousathens. com BRADFORD FOLK AND THE BLUEGRASS PLAYBOYS Nashville-based bluegrass ensemble. LITTLE COUNTRY GIANTS Oldtime folk, country and blues from Rome, GA.

Saturday 10 Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrisseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songwriting is literate and sincere,

Thursday 8 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. IN LIMBO Local alternative rock band influenced by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Blind Melon. Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. PRISMA Athens-based electro-jam band. SQUISCH Local jam band that continually shuffles through a plethora of genres. 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. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Sly and the Family Stone, Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic and more. Jittery Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee 8 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1099 (Baxter Street location) RUMSFELD No info available.

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The Melting Point 7:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door). www. EMILY KOPP Young singer-songwriter with pop sensibilities and bluesy vocals. CONNOR PLEDGER Singer/songwriter from Atlanta inspired by blues, alternative rock, and pop hits. JAMESON ELDER Atlanta-based singer-songwriter. New Earth Athens 7:30 p.m. $10. THE MANTRAS A high-energy mix of funk-rock, Middle Eastern, electronica and metal.

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Friday 9 Caledonia Lounge 7:30 p.m. $1 (21+), $3 (under 21). UP YOUR ATHENS PUNK/SKA FEST The annual, two-night, allages event returns, featuring Fourth and Long, Shehehe, Now in 3D, In Tents, Kater Mass, Chunx, Burns Like Fire, Eliminate Earth, Monsoon and Parrothead. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. PLAYGROUND No info available. THE ALBIONS No info available. 40 Watt Club Get Down and Vote! 8 p.m. $5. THE SWANK A local blend of rock and hip-hop. THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s low, bass growl. Georgia Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884 JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be joined by Kevin Fleming. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $32.50. www.georgiatheatre. com JAMEY JOHNSON Alabama-based country singer-songwriter. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! lkshuffleclub KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out. The Melting Point 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www. YACHT ROCK SCHOONER Spinoff of the wildly popular smooth-rock cover outfit Yacht Rock Revue. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility. 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 TANGENTS This country-fried rock group from Watkinsville carries Lynyrd Skynyrd licks and John Mellencamp melodies. Oglethorpe Fresh 8 p.m. 706-743-5965 DANNY HUTCHENS Bloodkin guitarist plays a solo set of wrenching, rocking soul-folk.

and her conversational live shows come punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor. (8 a.m.) HOG-EYED MAN Local instrumental duo that plays traditional Appalachian music. (10 a.m.) Blind Pig Tavern 8 p.m. FREE! 706-208-7979 (West Broad Street location) THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s low, bass growl. THE NEW PARLIAMENT No info available. Caledonia Lounge 5 p.m. $1 (21+), $3 (under 21). www. UP YOUR ATHENS PUNK/SKA FEST The annual, two-night, allages event returns, featuring music from Awkward Sounds, Rubrics, The Fact, El ChubaskAbra, Capital Will, Hermits of Suburbia, Forsaken Profits, Taped Fists, La Suegra, Grinchfinger, Interstellar Upstarts, Triangle Fire, Endless Bummer, Rotten Stitches, Karbomb, August Spies and Ganges Phalanges. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FEATHER TRADE This local band plays lush, moody post-pop. GOD A GO-GO New local band feauring members of Free Associates, Sex BBQ and The HUMMS.

Four Brothers Sports Tavern 6:30 p.m. LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singersongwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a â&#x20AC;&#x153;mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, traveldriven lyrics.â&#x20AC;? Georgia Bar 10:30 p.m. 706-546-9884 CARLA LEFEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, is back with a new lineup and a new, more rocking sound. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJ HOT WAX & DJ TAINT Max Wang and Xander Witt spin â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s pop, garage, new wave, punk and hip hop. Green Room 9 p.m. $5. THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 RICK FOWLER BAND Original guitar-driven blues-rock.

Sunday 11 Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar Experimental Night. 8 p.m. THE ELECTRIC NATURE Psychrock/electro duo from Athens. PRIDE THE LYCAN Local musicial Lon Martin manipulates sound with samplers, synths and guitars. THE ROSE OF ST. OLAF Patrick Ware and Michael Potter manifest anarchy for your experiential pleasure. Tedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Best 7 p.m. FREE! THUNDER O(H)M Newly formed experimental jazz trio featuring Killick Hinds, Brad Bassler and John Norris.

New Earth Athens 7 p.m. $5. www.newearthmusichall. com MOON HOOCH Three-piece â&#x20AC;&#x153;cave musicâ&#x20AC;? band from Brooklyn that features two saxophonists and a drummer. See Calendar Pick on p. 16. MONKIER Live hip hop/jazz group. J WALKER Jay Murphy of Up Until Now performs a solo set. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 ADAM POULIN & FRIENDS The local fiddler leads a groove session with the help of various guests.

Tuesday 13 Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. ESTROGENOCIDE Local â&#x20AC;&#x153;spooky/ eerie/haunting/dancy/fierce noiseâ&#x20AC;? four-piece. SERAPH/THE LIGHT Post-rock/ noise out of Mississippi.

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. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. DON CHAMBERS Local singer-songwriter who has taken an experimental turn of late. THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southerninspired rock tunes. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 MANNY AND THE DEEPTHROATS Local experimental sound/video artist Manny Lage explores concepts in performative culture. GARAGE SAIL Brooklyn, NY-based experimental band. STRICTLY RICKLI Local experimental family band featuring songwriter and musician Ash Rickli. SLEEPY COMPANY New experimental project from musician Chase Merritt.

Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. BETWEEN NAYBORS Local trio playing a variety of folk-based music that ranges from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s coffeehouse to Richard and Linda Thompson-esque duets to rhythmic, Tom Waits-y rants. LARRY FORTE Local painter and songwriter. 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. Little Kings Shuffle Club 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. KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Popular country band from Albany, GA.

Monday 12 Georgia Theatre Americana Mondays. On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic sister duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor. SARA RACHELE Independent singersongwriter from Decatur, GA.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DEREK POTEAT Experimental electric bassist who deals in minimalism. ERIN BIRGY Member of Seattle â&#x20AC;&#x153;peace metalâ&#x20AC;? band Mega Bog performs a solo set. TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic folk music from the artist formerly known as Tom(b) Television. STRICTLY RICKLI Local experimental family band featuring songwriter and musician Ash Rickli. SAD DADS This sort-of supergroup of unaccomplished townies shares sad and goofy DIY songs influenced by Pavement and Captain Beefheart.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 GOPEN MIC NIGHT Every Monday, show off your skills. Organizers welcome â&#x20AC;&#x153;singers, writers, films, jokers, weirdoes, players, magic, noodlers, doodlers, idea guys, fake TED talkersâ&#x20AC;? and more. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Showcase your amazing talent at this open mic night every Monday. The Melting Point 8 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens. com THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hoot features Hog-Eyed Man, Crash Jam, Honeychild and Grace. Maggie Hunter opens and hosts.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Guest host Levi Lowrey presents this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s showcase of singersongwriter talent, featuring Maxx Von Shadow and Brother Shine White.

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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,

AUDITIONS Bye Bye Birdie (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) 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. May 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m.

CLASSES Aikido (Thrive) Aikido is a Japanese martial art that practitioners can use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury. Mondays through May 19, 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $14/drop-in. $50/six classes. www., www.aikidocenter Bikram Hot Yoga (Bikram Yoga Athens) Classes in hot yoga are offered seven days a week. Beginners welcome. 706-353-9642, Clay Classes (Good Dirt) Weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Try Clayâ&#x20AC;? classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wheel every Friday from 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Try Clayâ&#x20AC;? classes show all ages hand-building methods every Sunday from 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $20. 706355-3161,

Computer Classes (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Classes include instruction for using the Internet, email, e-readers and more. Call to register. Tuesdays, 2:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3:30 p.m. or 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 Dance Classes (Dancefx) Classes offered in creative movement, ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, breakdance, acrobatics and more. Register online. 706-355-3078, Letterpress & More (Smokey Road Press) â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Evening of Paper and Pork.â&#x20AC;? May 30, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $95. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letterpress for Kids.â&#x20AC;? May 31, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. or 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $40. Mac Workshops (PeachMac) Frequent introductionary courses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intro to iPad.â&#x20AC;? May 7, 12, 17, 21, 26 & 31. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intro to Mac.â&#x20AC;? May 10, 14 & 28. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intro to iPhoto.â&#x20AC;? May 19. See website for schedule. FREE! 706-208-9990, www.peachmac. com/workshops Martial Arts Classes (Live Oak Martial Arts, Bogart) Traditional and modern-style Taekwondo, selfdefense, grappling and weapons classes for all ages. Visit website for full class schedule. www.liveoak Printmaking Workshops (Double Dutch Press) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Multicolor Reductive Woodcut.â&#x20AC;? May 7, 14 & 21, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $85.â&#x20AC;?Tea Towels! One Color Screenprinting.â&#x20AC;? May 10, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. $50. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Posters! Two Color Screenprinting.â&#x20AC;? May 24, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. & May 31, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4:30 p.m. $75. Check website for full descriptions and to register. Salsa Classes (Dancefx) Learn how to salsa dance. No partner required. Wednesdays, 7:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:15 p.m. (beginner), 8:15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. (intermediate and advanced). natalie@,

Sunday Morning Pilates (Thrive) With instructor Lisa Yaconelli. Every Sunday, 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 a.m. 706-850-2000, Tai Chi (Thrive) This class aims to provide a strong foundation of alignment of posture, relaxation, opening of energy centers and energy circulation. Wednesdays, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30 p.m. $14/drop-in, $60/five classes. 706850-2000, Traditional Karate Training (Athens Yoshukai Karate) Learn traditional Okinawan hard style karate in a positive atmosphere. See website for schedule of free classes. Yoga & Meditation (Rubber Soul Yoga) Ongoing classes in Kundalini, Hatha and restorative yoga as well as guided meditation. Donation based.

HELP OUT Adopt-a-Mom for Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day (The Ark United Ministry Outreach Center) The Ark has launched an initiative in partnership with Iris Place to honor moms who may otherwise be forgotten on Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. Real moms in need of TLC can be adopted throughout the month of April. $25/mom. www. Donate Blood Give the gift of blood! Check website for donor locations. 1-800-RED CROSS,

KIDSTUFF ACC Summer Camps (Various Locations) Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services offers camps in theater performance, gymnastics, tennis, British soccer, cheerleading,

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Holiday is a nuetered male who is here throwing out his best â&#x20AC;&#x153;come hitherâ&#x20AC;? look. Very friendly and affectionate. Petite and all-black.


Pumpkin really wants out of her kennel. She can just SEE all the fun she would have if only she could get OUT. Orange and white kitten with crazy gold eyes. She expects you to take care of her and to spoil her since after all, she is a baby.

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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 Dungeons & Dragons Summer Day Camp (Waseca Montessori School) Campers will explore fantastic worlds while playing table top role-playing games in small groups. For ages 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16. Weekly sessions begin May 19 and run through July 28, 8:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. $165/week. athensrpgcamp@, www.athensrpgcamp. com New Moon Summer Adventure Camp (Athens, GA) Now registering for a summer camp that travels to different locations daily. Activities include hiking, swimming and boating as well as trips to museums, zoos and farms. For ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. Weeks of June 16 & 23 and July 14 & 21. $175/wk. 706-310-0013 Report Card Rewards Program (Bishop Park) Students in kindergarten through 12th grade can receive a free summer pool pass

or tickets for free swims by demonstrating exceptional grades. Bring your report card to the ACC Aquatics Office. 706-613-3589, www.athens 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 Camps (Treehouse Kid and Craft) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Craft Inc. Business Camp,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drawing, Printing and Zine 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;? and more. Check website for full descriptions and dates. www.treehousekidand 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. $33â&#x20AC;&#x201C;50. Check website for dates. 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 Emotions Anonymous (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) A 12-step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Meets Sundays, 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. 706-202-7463, www.emotions

ON THE STREET Books for Keeps (Multiple Locations) Books for Keeps will distribute over 45,000 free books between now and May 14. Locations include Alps Road Elementary, Fowler Drive Elementary, J.J. Harris Elementary, Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary, Gaines Elementary,

ART AROUND TOWN AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Photography by Ryan Myers. Through May. ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) Paintings by Mary Porter, Greg Benson, Dortha Jacobson and others. Art quilts by Elizabeth Barton and handmade jewelry by various artists. ARTINIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ART LOUNGE (296 W. Broad St.) Curated by AthensHasArt!, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enchantmentâ&#x20AC;? includes drawings by Margaret Schreiber, photography by Michelle Norris and paintings by Cameron Bliss. Through May 16. ART ON THE SIDE GALLERY AND GIFTS (1011B Industrial Blvd., Watkinsville) A gallery featuring works by various artists in media including ceramics, paintings and fused glass. ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Steffen Thomas: A Retrospectiveâ&#x20AC;? features over 50 pieces by the German-American expressionist. Through May. BIG CITY BREAD (393 N. Finley St.) Photography by James Calemine. Through May. BMA AT HOME (1662 S. Lumpkin St.) Bryn Adamson creates abstract works. Through May 17. THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Terrain: Painting the Southâ&#x20AC;? features landscape paintings by June Ball, Andy Cherewick, Robert Clements and Philip Juras. Through Sept. 15. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homeâ&#x20AC;? features works by Melissa Harshman, Mary Porter and Jeffrey Whittle. Through Sept. 15. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Mixed media works by Greg Harmon. 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. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paintings, Sculpture & Objects of Artâ&#x20AC;? includes works by Michael Pierce. Opening reception May 8. Through June. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Anne Yarbrough. Through May. FRONTIER UPFRONT GALLERY (193 E. Clayton St.) Artwork by Heidi Hensley. Through mid-May. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Living Roomâ&#x20AC;? includes works that consider the home environment by Benjamin Britton, Patrick Brien, Andy Cherewick, Rachel Cox, Brock Gordon, Emily Hadland, Carol John and Erin McIntosh. Through June 15. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Selections in the Decorative Arts.â&#x20AC;? Through June 29. â&#x20AC;˘ Strata #4 by Quayola is an immersive video installation that reworks classical masterworks into contemporary abstractions. Through June 20. â&#x20AC;˘ Tristan Perichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Machine Drawingâ&#x20AC;? will create itself over the course of six months. Through Sept. 21. THE GEORGIA THEATRE (215 N. Lumpkin St.) My Athens presents a gallery full of Instagram photos taken of the Classic City. Through May. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Nina Barnes. Through May 11. â&#x20AC;˘ Paintings by Hannah Jones. May 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;June 1. HEIRLOOM CAFE AND FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Works by the Athens Plein Aire Artists. Through June. HENDERSHOTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Images by Bob Brussack and Caoimhe Nace. Through May. HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (296 N. Hull St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spectrumâ&#x20AC;? features paintings by Rachel Glaze, Lydia Hunt, Carlie Ivie, Hena Jang, Nicole Moran, Taylor Scott,

Downtown Academy, Winterville Elementary and Stroud Elementary. Compost Sale (ACC Landfill) Start a flowerbed. Through May 10, 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. $6/cubic yard. www. EJC Hoops for Success (Lay Park) The Economic Justice Coalition is hosting a three-on-three basketball tournament May 17. Age divisions are 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16, 17â&#x20AC;&#x201C;24, 24â&#x20AC;&#x201C;35 and 35 & up. Cash prizes. Email to register. $45/team. hoopsforsuccess Wise Woman Circle (Womanspace) Juneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grace.â&#x20AC;? Circles are held the first Friday of the month. June 6, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30 p.m. $10. www.holdingwomanspace. com f

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Adelina Simeonova, Rae Wiltshire and Nicole Yackley. Closing reception May 7. JITTERY JOEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) Photography by Emily Cheney. Through June 9. JITTERY JOEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FIVE POINTS (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) Lino prints by RenĂŠ Shoemaker. Through May 15. LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;BFA Exit III.â&#x20AC;? Closing reception May 9. LEATHERS BUILDING (675 Pulaski St.) Works by Andy Cherewick. Through summer. LOFT GALLERY AT CHOPS & HOPS (2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Hail the Coming of Another Springâ&#x20AC;? features large acrylic paintings, collages and assemblages by Charley Seagraves. Through May 15. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) Local artists transform ordinary roll barrels into pieces of art in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Roll Out the Barrels.â&#x20AC;? On display May 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16. Silent auction May 16. MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Three Pathsâ&#x20AC;? exhibits works by Don Cooper that were influenced by his studies, observations and experimentations while traveling through Asia. Through Aug. 17. MAMA BIRDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GRANOLA (909 E. Broad St.) Artwork by Cameron Bliss Ferrelle, Bob Brussack, Caoimhe Nace, James Fields, Barbara Bendzunas and Annette Paskiewicz. MAMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BOY (197 Oak St.) Artwork by David Hough. Through May. MINI GALLERY (261 W. Washington St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Follow the White Rabbitâ&#x20AC;? features bunny-inspired works by 13 artists. Through June 5. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) In the Main Gallery, the 19th annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Southworks Juried Art Exhibitâ&#x20AC;? includes works by 74 artists. Through May 9. â&#x20AC;˘ In the Members Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clay and Drawings: Ron Meyers and Rich Panico.â&#x20AC;? Through May 9. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) Wildlife photography by Karl Enter. Through May. REPUBLIC SALON (312 E. Broad St.) The paintings of Cody Murray explore the duality of man. RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;ARTifacts Rock Athens: Relics from the Athens Music Scene, 1975â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1985).â&#x20AC;? Through December. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Choosing to Participateâ&#x20AC;? contains 11 posters presenting the experiences of individuals and communities. Through Aug. 30. SEWCIAL STUDIO (160 Tracy St.) Hand-dyed art quilts by Anita Heady. Rust and over-dyed fabric on canvas by Bill Heady. THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) Paintings by Susie Burch. Through May. 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. Through May. VIVA! ARGENTINE CUISINE (247 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Rita Rogers Marks and Amanda Stevens. WALKERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COFFEE AND PUB (128 College Ave.) Artwork by Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s employees. Through May. WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Vintage art curated by Dynamite Clothing. Through May. THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Whimsical character illustrations by Leslie Dallion. Through May.


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Houses for Rent Beautiful spacious home. Pre-lease for fall. First month free! 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. Great for football weekends! Large fully-equipped kitchen w/ DW, HWflrs., tile floors. CHAC, large BRs. W/D included. Pets ok with deposit. Call (706) 202-9905.2BR/1BA H o u s e . 2 8 5 S a v a n n a h Av e . CHAC, W/D. Call (678) 6987613. 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. 2-5BR houses available August in the best neighborhood in town. $695–1400/mo. ( 7 0 6 ) 5 4 8 - 9 7 9 7 . w w w. boulevardpropertymanagement. com 3BR/3BA Full renovation. Custom cabinets, granite tops, HWflrs., big closets, lg. yd, off-street parking. Block from baseball field. $1800/mo. May free! (706) 546-6900 or valerioproperties@




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You know what Bridget Jones says about the idea of being friends—it’s a “fraudulent, poisoned concept.” Maybe it’s not quite as bad as all that, but you do need to be cautious. What would the friendship look like? Sometimes, when I go out with my friends, one of them brings along the person she’s/he’s dating. Would you want to spend time with your ex and her new bf? Sometimes I go out to dinner with a friend one-on-one. Would you be able to do that with your ex without feeling like it’s a date/wishing it were a date/feeling sad because it’s not a date/trying to turn it into a date? I also think you’re right to consider how seeing her will impact your ability to move on. If you want to guarantee that you’ll be distracted and blinded to potential new relationships, keep one foot in this one. I suggest telling her you care about her and wish her the best, but you’re not ready to be friends right now. Then, live your life. I advise a clean, complete break. No texts, calls, coffees or dinners to catch up. You need some time to let your feelings change a little without her in close proximity. When you arrive at the point where you aren’t thinking about her like a girlfriend, when you truly want to see her, but aren’t kind of hoping she’ll try to kiss you, then proceed with the friendship. In my experience, that can take some time, so don’t rush it.

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First, clear off your counters. Clear off the invitations and whatever else is piled there. You’re never going to get any peace of mind about this if you have to look at those invitations every time you walk by. I feel like there are so many things Now that you’ve removed the I want to do, and there is never physical clutter, clear out the mental or enough time. I’ve even considered clutter. Line up those four wedding moving closer to work to reduce my invitations and decide which ones hour commute, but I’d have to pay you want to go to, which ones you’re three or four times what I do now for truly looking forward to, not the ones rent, and I think I know what you’d say about that. Plenty of you think you have to go to, not the ones that you can’t imagsleep and exercise are important to me, and my job frequently ine saying no to—the ones you are sincerely excited about. requires long hours. Any tips? I’m expecting that there’s at least one among those four Time-Strapped that you don’t really want to attend. Maybe it’s all four. Whichever and however many those are, mark the “declines That is the dilemma so many people face, and I applaud you with regret” option on those RSVPs. Right now. In pen. Now for identifying it. Our culture applauds busy-ness and somewrite a short note on the back of the card that says, “I’m so times people humble-brag about their long hours, as if those happy for you both, and I’m so disappointed that I won’t be long hours are a) inevitable and b) a badge of honor. The prob- able to be at your wedding.” Then put them in the mail and lem is that long hours in and of themselves don’t confer any be done with them. If anyone ever asks you about your nonreal joy, and, as you’ve pointed out, they sap your time and attendance, tell them you had a conflict that weekend. Which energy for other pursuits. you did—with your finances, your need for relaxation and Earning money is important, and giving your employer his maybe just with your desire to do something else. Those are all money’s worth from you is fair. But life is for enjoying; the aim conflicts. is to work to live, not the other way around. I’m in agreement Weddings and marriages can be exciting, happy, celebrawith you: Your job is not worth sacrificing your sleep, health, tory times. But weddings, in their current incarnation, can happiness, and quality of life over. also be burdensome—burdensome in some ways for the people If you have an hour-long commute, I think you’re going to putting them on and in other ways for the people attending have to make one or two big changes to get the results you them. This doesn’t mean weddings are bad; this doesn’t mean want. Moving might be one of those changes. You’re right that you shouldn’t attend them; this doesn’t mean no one has fun I don’t want you to quadruple your expenses, but make sure at weddings. It just means that they’re more complicated than you’re looking at the whole picture. If you moved, would you the cultural script surrounding weddings will acknowledge (and save some money on transportation that might offset your you know who writes that script: the wedding-industrial comincreased rent? It’s also fair to include your time in this calplex). I’m saying this to alleviate any guilt you feel about not culation: Determine your hourly wage and recognize that you being 100 percent overjoyed to be invited to these events. would be saving the cost of two hours commuting. Don’t take on a rent that’s greater than you can afford, but be ruthless, Rhonda

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