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Pub Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Movie Reviews . . . . . . . . 13 Capitol Impact . . . . . . . . . . 4 Flick Skinny . . . . . . . . . . 13 This Modern World . . . . . . 4 The Calendar . . . . . . . . . 14 City Dope . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Bulletin Board . . . . . . . . . 18 Dodd Ferrelle . . . . . . . . . . 6 Adopt Me . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 The Locavore . . . . . . . . . . 8 Art Around Town . . . . . . . 19 Art Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Waka Flocka Flame . . . . . 10 Crossword . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Sad Dads

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⋔ GRUB NOTES: Get the scoop on all the local food events upcoming this month. ↸ IN THE LOOP: Landmark Properties refused to grant Patterson Hood an extension on a deadline to move his former East Broad Street house to Orange Twin.  HOMEDRONE: Watch Sad Dads’ wacky, belated holiday special.

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The Fate of a House and of a Region Provide Drama

A Look Ahead at the Presidential and Gubernatorial Races

By Pete McCommons editor@flagpole.com

By Tom Crawford tcrawford@gareport.com

Harry Taylor

The House: If you’ve been reading Flagpole and Facebook, you’re probably aware that Rebecca Hood and her husband, Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood, who are now living in Portland, OR, sold their old house down on lower East Broad Street to Pottery Street, LLC, a subsidiary of Landmark Properties, the developer of The Standard luxury student apartments over on the eastern stub of Dougherty Street and The Mark, on the old Armstrong and Dobbs property adjacent to the Hoods. You therefore probably recall that as a condition of the sale, the Hoods insisted that the Orange Twin conservation and music community be allowed to move their old house to its property out in the woods north of town. Another condition of the sale was that Orange Twin had to move the house by Jan. 5, a condition they failed to meet, citing the unprecedented season of rainy weather that made it impossible for the necessary heavy equipment to go onto the (former) Hood lot. Just before Jan. 5, the Hoods wrote a semi-open letter (45 recipients, many of them public officials— you can read it at flagpole.com/news/pubnotes/2016/01/06) to Wes Rogers and James Whitley, owners of Landmark Properties, pleading with them to Taylor Brown grant Orange Twin an inclement-weather extension, so that the house could still be moved to the conservation community. When the Landmark owners received the Hoods’ public letter, they had to respond publicly. They could have said something like, “Gee, Patterson, we surely were hoping Orange Twin could get it together to move your house, but they didn’t, and we’ve got to move on. Sorry.” Instead, in a letter worthy of a corporate public relations textbook at the Terry College of Business from which both partners graduated, Wes Rogers wrote the Hoods a big, public “fuck you,” rubbing their faces in the fact that Pottery Street, LLC had no intention of granting any extension. See Rogers’ letter on the In the Loop blog at flagpole.com. For an example of how that letter struck friends and supporters of the Hoods, see musician and publicist (and former Flagpole City Editor) Dave Marr’s Facebook post, reproduced in this Pub Notes online at flagpole.com. Rogers went on in the letter to establish his own preservation bona fides by pointing out his lead-investor role in the properties that house Five & Ten restaurant and Creature Comforts Brewing, respectively—a mention those businesses might not welcome in this context. Since it would have been so easy for the Landmark guys, regardless of how they

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privately felt about it, to generate good public relations within the wider Athens music and preservation communities, it’s difficult to understand why they chose instead to take such a hard-nosed and insulting stance. It’s almost like a clash of cultures, suggesting that those who are now calling the shots feel no compunction to acknowledge those who built downtown not with their money but with their music. n The Region: Something very unusual has happened. Taylor Brown, a native of St. Simons and alumnus of the University of Georgia (‘05) may well be a new voice in our literature. Readers were introduced to him by a volume of short stories, In the Season of Blood and Gold. I could read only one story a day; each was so disturbing, so haunting. And the writing was tight, powerful, often poetic, always piercing. One has the same experience in the novel, but here the entire atmosphere is elemental, and the naturalistic surface finally dissolves into the mythic. This is a Civil War novel, but one reflecting man’s situation in the universe. Beginning in the mountains of Virginia, it ends by following Sherman’s March to the Sea. But here the burning of Atlanta becomes an evocative symbol of something strong, chaotic and unknowable at the heart of existence. The story line, which surfaces from the brutally poetic prose, has to do with the boy Callum, an Irish orphan taken into a band of Confederate guerillas, who finds a young woman, Ava, hiding in a house under siege. In an opening section as confusing and unsettling as that of “Wolf Hall,” after a hallucinating recovery from a wound, the boy is witness to the shooting and death of the colonel of the band. He then escapes his own lynching and rides the colonel’s horse, Reiver, back for Ava. The book traces their progress down to Atlanta, fleeing bounty hunters who think Callum the colonel’s killer. Both pursuers and pursued then follow Sherman’s path to the sea. This is no Gone with the Wind, but a parable of man’s fight for existence and meaning in a stark and ravaged world. I see many influences—Proust’s scrutiny of the levels of consciousness; an aesthetic, Catherian sense of landscape; a Faulknerian feel for language. But Fallen Land stands by itself, even beyond the author’s acknowledged debt to Irish and Appalachian ballards. It is powerful and haunting on its own terms. Taylor Brown will give a reading and sign copies of his novel, Fallen Land, at Avid Bookshop Friday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. [Hubert McAlexander] f

For the next few weeks you’ll see every candidate for president dropping by the capitol as they campaign towards the Mar. 1 presidential primary. “They’ll all be invited,” said Speaker David Ralston, a Republican. “I’ll even let in candidates of the other party.” While those candidates get all the media attention, another group of politicians has been just as busy behind the scenes. That would be the governor’s race in 2018, and while you haven’t seen much reporting on it, there is already quite a bit of maneuvering underway. Secretary of State Brian Kemp has been getting ready for years to run for governor, but he has a lot of work to do to neutralize the negative media coverage of a recent data breach involving his agency. While Kemp is tending to that chore, he also has to be looking back over his shoulder wondering about the activities of another statewide official who wants to run for governor: Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. Don’t expect Cagle to do any favors for Kemp in the upcoming legislative session. If I were advising Kemp, I’d tell him to put on a Kevlar vest anytime he walks near the Senate chambers. Attorney General Sam Olens has long been rumored as a potential candidate for governor. Olens had to break the news to Gov. Nathan Deal last month that the governor couldn’t legally keep Syrian refugees from resettling in Georgia. Olens also had to remind Deal that he couldn’t order state agencies to deny the refugees food stamps and other federally funded benefits. Deal had the good sense to heed Olens’ advice on that matter. The first executive order the governor signed in January rescinded the order he issued in November to have the state stomp on Syrian refugees.

Normally, it would be considered a positive development when someone like Olens advises a governor to obey the law, and the governor listens. You would want someone with that kind of level-headed judgment to be running for the state’s top job. But there are times when the right course isn’t the best political course. Olens has left himself open to accusations that he’s in favor of allowing terrorists into Georgia. Some of his Republican primary opponents would probably run attack ads claiming that Olens caved in to ISIS. U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland announced last week that he will not run for another term this year. Westmoreland has been interested in running for governor for a long time—he considered the race back in 2010, when Sonny Perdue was nearing the end of his two terms in office. If Westmoreland still plans to run for governor in 2018, his decision to step down from Congress may be a very smart move. He can now spend two years meeting with voters and contributors and won’t have to worry about flying back to Washington for a vote. Best of all, he no longer has the title “Congressman” in front of his name. Westmoreland saw what happened in 2014 when three House members—Jack Kingston, Phil Gingrey and Paul Broun— tried to run for Saxby Chambliss’ Senate seat. They all lost, in part because GOP primary voters didn’t trust incumbents in Congress. Westmoreland would solve that problem by getting out of Congress before cranking up his campaign for governor. While you watch the campaigning of Trump, Clinton, Rubio or Cruz, keep in mind that after they’re gone, there’s another big race coming in 2018. The scramble for that one has already started. f


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No Black T-Shirts—or Black Skin ACC Commissioners Tackle Discrimination at Downtown Bars By John Huie news@flagpole.com

The job is always vulnerable to politics—Reddish’s predecessor was fired by then-mayor “Doc” Eldridge for hiring a white department head after Eldridge had promised constituents a black one—and Denson once considered firing Reddish for perceived budget or pay slights dating to her time as tax commissioner. What will Denson consider when choosing a new manager—community concerns or insider ones? Management decisions like Reddish’s recent pick of a new police chief can have far-reaching community consequences. Reddish also got the county through a recession without over- or underreacting; budgets appear to be in good shape. But his reorganization of the sprawling Leisure Services department was not so successful. The new manager may have no local experience to draw on. The acting manager is practically a newbie here himself, and Reddish (who says retirement should be planned just like a career) will be gone. Experience, then—and perhaps power—will mostly reside in the government’s longtime department heads and staffers (whom the manager oversees) and in the elected commissioners. [JH]

Joshua L. Jones

Have downtown bars become those often-mocked politi- wearing earrings. He shrugged his shoulders.” • “In front of our group… were all African American and cally correct “safe spaces”—safe from diversity, that is? all relatively young… The bouncer looked back nervously for Sure looks like they’re trying to be, with dress codes that another employee. A second Boar’s Head employee walked ban tattoos, earrings, black shirts and, according to many up and began to tell the group ‘Sorry, tonight is students’ complaints, black skin. night’… The group said they were not students, they were Athens-Clarke County commissioners took a first step locals. The bouncers told them they couldn’t get in… When last week toward a local anti-discrimination ordinance to it was our turn to get in, the bouncer said NOTHING about supplement federal civil rights laws. But some bar owners a ‘student night.’” are pushing back. ACC commissioners last week unanimously passed “If you just allow anybody into the bar, that’s when a resolution calling on “all businesses” to “act in a nonyou start having crime,” Jerzees owner Mitch Jordan told discriminatory fashion with regard to race, color, sex, Flagpole. Dress codes keep “troublemakers” out of bars Roundabout: Apparently, drivers like the new roundabout sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national orito prevent fights and thefts, he said. But it goes beyond on Tallassee Road, Commissioner Jared Bailey said last gin, citizenship, age, disability or pregnancy” and asked that, Jordan acknowledged. “I got turned away from a bar week. “There was some pretty strong opposition” before it ACC’s manager and county attorney to recommend how to in Athens because I’m too old,” he said, while Little Kings was built—people unaccustomed to roundabouts wanted enforce compliance, including making liquor licenses conlast year briefly barred anyone under 25 on weekends. And a stoplight instead—but “I’ve been receiving very positive tingent on nondiscrimination. it’s not just Athens, Jordan said; “all across the country,” feedback on it,” he said, even from people bars try to pick their clientele. In Athens, who were “vehemently” opposed. [JH] “there are bars that consider themselves Greek-only.” Learn to Code: Girl Scouts of Historic 9d’s owner Mark Bell (son of Georgia and Four Athens will host a codCommissioner Diane Bell) attended last ing workshop for girls ages 10–15 this week’s ACC commission meeting to ask Saturday, Jan. 16 from 9 a.m.–noon at commissioners not to single out the bar the Athens Service Center, 185 Newton industry when they write an anti-discrimBridge Road. Scouts will learn with ination ordinance. He told Flagpole he too Hackety Hack, an education tool designed was refused entry to an Athens bar—he to teach the popular coding language wouldn’t say which one—for wearing Ruby on Rails. earrings. Bell said 9d’s posts its dress This is GSHG’s first partnership with code explicitly, so it won’t be viewed as Four Athens. “I want to contribute toward discriminating based on race or personal a culture of nonprofit organizations workcharacteristics. ing together in our community,” GSHG “Dress codes are posted as a means to Program Manager Erica Strout said about discriminate,” Commissioner Melissa Link the collaboration. asserted, including specifying “culturally It is also Four Athens’ first girl-cendiscriminatory” hair styles. tered workshop. Their weekend workSome UGA students have found downshops for local elementary and middle town bars unwelcoming, to say the least. schools often enjoy a good showing of In dozens of incidents collected anonyfemale participants, Four Athens’ Tamara mously by UGA’s Student Government Neff said, but “there is an onus upon Association through various student the tech fields to make engaging women organizations, students—especially black and people of color in the community a students—recalled being denied entry Silver Dollar is just one of many downtown bars where black UGA students say they’ve been discriminated against. priority.” to bars. In many cases, the students said, Four Athens also hosts a monthly Women in Tech get“If there is discrimination, it would have to be proven,” similarly-dressed white students were allowed in. Here’s a together, and the Girl Scouts also have other programs for said county attorney Bill Berryman, whose office will consample of the stories the SGA collected: sider how to establish proof. (Federal law already bars racial students to explore science, tech, engineering and math • “After denial of entry into Jerzees for my black male careers—fields that are often dominated by white men. friend wearing a plain black shirt, we tried to go to 9d’s and discrimination, but enforcement is difficult.) “Empowering girls with STEM education is important to “I don’t think we can legislate how people feel about we were denied entry for the same reason. We pointed out us.” Strout said. “Those careers are growing very quickly, each other in their hearts, but we can certainly enforce the to the bouncer of the white male he just let in with a plain more quickly than any other field. We want to see girls and law,” Commissioner Andy Herod said. black shirt. The male bouncer said that the white male was women take part in that.” different. We got out of line and went home.” Learning to Code with Hackety Hack is open to all Discrimination March: Local music promoters and found• “Encountered discrimination at Whiskey Bent with a registered girl scouts. Register by emailing estrout@gshg. black male (I am a white female) who adhered to the posted ers of the Athens Hip Hop Awards Mokah and Knowa org. GSHG membership is $15, a Ruby patch is included Johnson have organized a march in support of the anti‘dress code’ while in line by removing his jewelry… but the in the $50 class fee, and financial aid is available. [Prosper discrimination ordinance on MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 18. door guy denied him with no reason. He is a student-athHedges] It starts at 4 p.m. at the Arch and will wind past General lete at UGA but often avoids the downtown bars because of Beauregard’s before ending up at City Hall. “I’ve noticed similar discrimination at many places.” Help Casa de Amistad: As Immigration and Customs more than 70 percent of the businesses downtown cater • “I was denied access because of my dress, and the Enforcement continues its raids on Latino communities in to a distinct audience, which is not inviting to everyone,” bouncer [at Double Barrel] said, ‘We don’t let fags in here.’” Athens and elsewhere, a local nonprofit that serves those Mokah Johnson said. “Due to this, many local African • “A bouncer kept out a group of African American Americans avoid going downtown unless visiting local busi- communities, Casa de Amistad, is in “desperate” need of women from [the Silver Dollar] with the excuse that they funding, Executive Director Alex Borges said. With an nesses near Hot Corner.” [Blake Aued] were wearing crop tops—my friend and I (both of whom annual budget of just $32,000 (primarily from Presbyterian are white) were just let into the bar and we too were wearchurches), Casa de Amistad offers English and citizenship New Boss: With longtime ACC Manager Alan Reddish retiring crop tops. I was not the victim in this situation, but classes, child care and help with groceries, transportaing at month’s end and no old hands left in the manager’s want to make sure this incident is shared.” tion and paperwork to Latino families, many of whom are office, how will the transition to a new manager maintain • “My friend was kicked out of the bar for being gay. undocumented and/or impoverished. Unfortunately, what continuity and perspective? He was a guy who kissed another guy at the bar, and the Borges refers to as a lack of empathy and understanding in Assistant Manager Blaine Williams, hired three years bouncer told them to leave.” the broader community has left the group $20,000 in the ago to replace the retired Bob Snipes, will take over as • “Everyone was accepted [at 100 Proof] except my black hole. You can contribute at gofund.me/SaveCasa or by mailacting manager while Mayor Nancy Denson advertises friends. They were all denied. When I asked the bouncer ing a check to P.O. Box 841, Athens, GA 30603. Donations for a new manager, who must then be approved by why he denied them, he said because they were wearing are tax-deductible. [BA] f commissioners. earrings. I pointed and said my white guy friend was also

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to City Hall New Winterville Mayor Dodd Ferrelle’s Most Important Gig Yet By Blake Aued news@flagpole.com

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interville may be a small town, but Dodd Ferrelle has big plans for it. After the newly elected mayor was sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 5, Ferrelle and about 200 supporters marched from City Hall a half-mile down the street to the former high school’s long-shuttered auditorium, where he unlocked the doors for a brief celebration before adjourning to the brandnew senior center next door for a reception. Local artists’ work temporarily adorned the walls in the dark, dusty auditorium as Wilma Pittard sang a song about the city she wrote as a teenager, and actress Joelle Arp Dunham performed a short skit as a Southern belle who was part of the high school’s last graduating class in 1956. Ferrelle has pledged that his first priority as mayor will be to renovate and reopen the auditorium as a theater and concert

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hall, fitting with his vision to reshape the sleepy railroad town into a music and arts destination. “I see this as maybe being the heart of the community,” he told the crowd. “I just want to give Wintervillans a glimpse at what’s possible for the future.”

Ch-ch-ch-changes Winterville is already changing, and Ferrelle is proof. He came to Athens from Savannah in 1993 to pursue a career in music and became a successful singer-songwriter. Ten years ago, he and his wife, Cameron Bliss Ferrelle, expecting the first of their two children, moved into the second house ever built in Winterville, originally the home of the railroad depot supervisor the town is named after.

“Cameron and I were looking for places in Normaltown,” Ferrelle recalls while sitting in the barn he turned into a studio and decorated with his wife’s paintings. “We love that area, wanted to stay there, but the places we were looking at were getting so expensive, not a lot of yard, and knowing we had a family on the way, Cameron decided, ‘Why don’t we look outside of town a little bit?’ Well, I’d always loved Winterville. Rode out here, saw the for-sale sign on this house, and we fell in love.” He’s not alone. A host of local artists and musicians, like Jim White, Clay Leverett and Jimmy “Cap Man” Straehla, also call this town of 1,100 near the Oglethorpe County line home. And residents say more families with young children, drawn by the Mayberry atmosphere and reasonably priced real estate, are moving in, too. “A lot of young families recognize you can get a really nice house, maybe more

affordable, good schools, and you’re right next to Athens,” says Emily Eisenman, the former mayor (who didn’t seek a second term). All of which, Ferrelle and his supporters believe, made the time right for new leadership. “I knew we had a lot of artists living in Winterville, but I had no idea how many until I went out and started knocking on doors,” he says. “This is a huge creative town that’s been bubbling beneath the surface, and when I started my campaign they just popped up out of the woodwork, and their voices were heard.” Although Ferrelle is best known as a musician, during the campaign he chose to emphasize his business career—he worked his way up from truck driver to executive at Cameron & Barkley, an industrial supplier—and his involvement in the city’s Marigold Festival, the local elementary school and other community organizations.


going to sell those seats as a dedication, so “That was kind of a jaw-dropper at the you’ll have a plaque on the back of those forum, because my experience was a quesnice wooden seats,� he says. Eventually, he tion mark for a lot of people in town,� he envisions it as a music venue and home to says. a theater troupe, and a revenue generator But the skills he learned as a performer for the city, which has a $600,000 annual translated well to politics. budget. “I still get nervous playing, but I’m also Sidewalks are on the agenda, too. “The comfortable in front of crowd. That helped talking to people, I think,� he says. “And the idea is to make the town walkable all the way from Pittard Park, down to the audimarketing aspect, for sure, was a benefit. torium, to Five Points [the Cherokee RoadThat’s kind of key in these situations, espeAthens Road-Main Street intersection] cially running against two guys who knew and up to the school,� Ferrelle says. “All of everybody in town, good guys. One lives that is in preparation for if, or I should say in the house he was born in, so they have when, the Firefly Trail comes through here.� strong, good relationships with everybody. The first phase of the rails-to-trails “I had to market myself to a lot of people project, between downtown and the Loop’s who didn’t know me or just knew me as a Lexington Road interchange, is under musician. I had to get out in front of anyconstruction. Athens-Clarke County will thing that might be negative about that. eventually build it out to Winterville, and I don’t know why, but some people think a private group hopes to extend it down to being a musician is negative.� Union Point in Greene County from there. Even his future campaign manager, Combined with the creative talent Kasey O’Brien, a University of Georgia already in Winterville, Ferrelle envisions political science major, was skeptical. “The the trail drawing recreational cyclists and first thing I read about Dodd was ‘local tourists to Winterville, pumping money musician enters mayor’s race,’� she says. “I into the economy. Winterville Station, a thought, ‘Oh, gosh, this might be an uphill controversial 180-lot battle. Then I met him, subdivision approved and he had so many I don’t know why, but in 2005, went belly ideas.� up before it was built, O’Brien cut her some people think and the new owner is teeth volunteering for being a musician is negative. converting it into miniMichelle Nunn’s 2014 farms. In Winterville’s Senate campaign, and rural setting, Ferrelle sees a farmers market she ran a modern, Obama-style campaign setting up under the Pittard Park pavilion, for Ferrelle, even though the technology in and an ice cream shop, coffee shop and art most small-town political races hasn’t progalleries popping up downtown. He plans to gressed beyond the invention of the yard appoint an arts/business council to put the sign. Rather than rely on printed literature pieces together. or randomly knocking on doors, she used Another community hub is Winterville Democrats’ VoteBuilder database to target Elementary School—or at least it could be. potential supporters and drive them to the Relations with the community have been polls. frosty, since the school has had problems in “There’s been a little bit of a changing the past with teacher turnover and employof the guard,� says Mike Holcomb, who ees embezzling funds. But Lauren Holcomb worked on Ferrelle’s campaign. “There’s started a PTO three years ago, and things been a small pocket of progressives who are looking up. Ferrelle says he’ll use his figured out how to get people involved and position to apply for grants and support the get out the vote.� school in any way possible. It worked: Ferrelle won an outright “The school and the community kind majority, besting engineer George Chandler of went their separate ways a little bit,� and city councilman and landscape comFerrelle says. Now, “we’re on a great path. pany owner Ken Hodges with 178 of 314 I just think it wouldn’t hurt to have the votes cast. Turnout was 55 percent of regmayor walking the halls of the school for istered voters—extraordinarily high for an the next four years.� off-year election. Of course, as Athenians well know, cities can become victims of their own success. Will the high quality of life that’s driving a luxury-student-housing boom downtown and driving up intown home prices work Now that Ferrelle’s in office, here comes against Winterville, too? After all, it’s halfthe hard part: keeping all those campaign way between the development happening promises. He’ll have a solid foundation to build on. on Highway 29 and on the Eastside. Ferrelle doesn’t think so. The Winterville Eisenman oversaw improvements at Pittard city charter contains a secret weapon: Park—a new playground, a barbecue pit, a pickleball court and a disc-golf course—that Alcohol sales are illegal inside the city limits. were dedicated in December. The city also “One thing that keeps that growth slow finally completed the troubled $1.4 miland controlled is the alcohol restriction on lion senior center almost two years behind schedule after firing the original contractor. sales in town,� he says. “That’s a huge part Programming is expected to start in March. of why that boom can’t happen. “I visit liquor stores. I’m a musician. I “It took a long time,� Eisenman says. enjoy my beverages. But I don’t mind driv“I’m really glad it’s done. I’m really proud ing four miles out of town. And it does keep of it.� your town a quaint, quiet, sleepy, screenThe senior center, in the old high school door community.� that closed 60 years ago, sits next to the Hopefully, that’ll be one less thing for auditorium that Ferrelle plans to make the centerpiece of his tenure in office. Although Ferrelle to worry about—he has a lot on his plate already. But Eisenman thinks he’s state historic preservation grants are availup to the task. “He has a lot of energy,� she able for such projects, he hopes to do it says. “He shares a vision I’ve always had, without taxpayer funding. “I’m going to go where he’s very community-oriented.� f into Athens and all over the state, and I’m

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What Do Farmers Do in Winter? They Don’t Get a Break, That’s for Sure By Lauren Baggett news@flagpole.com Winter yields will vary from farm to farm The beginning of winter brings an end depending on what resources it has availto the farmers market and CSA season. able, says Coburn. A larger farm with a Though a determined Athenian can find greenhouse can even continue growing local produce at a handful of spots in town, summer crops through the winter. she can’t find the producers as easily. Like “We have two hoophouses, so we bears into hibernation, local farmers retreat have peppers growing next to carrots, in to their farms to prepare for the next growDecember,” says Coburn. A hoophouse is ing season. But for small farms like Front large, framed structure—Coburn’s meaField Farm, an Athens Farmers Market sures 96 feet by 30 feet—made with plastic. mainstay and Collective Harvest grower, Think of an unheated greenhouse. The there’s no time for long naps. They have a plastic protects plants from wind, frost and lot of work to do to prepare for spring. the dropping winter temperatures. (Coburn “Really, it’s a lot of admin work that’s throws some credit for her peppers to the hard to get to when you’re growing,” says persistent warmth in Coburn. Her husband, Alex Rilko, points to A little sheet of plastic December.) Walking into the the tractor that needs makes a big difference. hoophouse, the bite of maintenance work 40-degree morning air and irrigation lines is gone. The temperature inside is even a that need to be expanded and buried. That little balmy. “A little sheet of plastic makes kind of thing gets harder when March rolls a big difference,” says Coburn. They plan to around. install another hoophouse once the ground Making her way toward the open fields dries enough to start building. beyond the barn, Coburn’s boots squish For the rest of winter, Coburn and Rilko through the bright red clay that has almost are relying on the smaller cousin to the spread to the barn door. All the recent rain, hoophouse called a “caterpillar” to protect she says, washed out the gravel road. That individual beds of winter crops. So named will need to be repaired, too. for its segmented appearance, a caterpilTooner, the farm’s short-legged, yellowlar is a rounded plastic tent that stretches haired mutt, bounds through a field of along the length of one bed. “These were an two-foot-high oat leaves, one of three cover experiment for us this year,” says Coburn, crops Coburn planted to prep these beds “but they seem to be working out.” for winter. Oat and vetch, Coburn explains, have a dense root system, which keeps the soil in place. Winter peas are a legume, which provide nitrogen to the soil. Come February, the cover crops will be bushhogged and hoed into the soil, ready for planting. “I’m going to plant greens here,” says Coburn, “and root vegetables here.” Coburn will work out a plan for just how much spring mix, kale, radishes or eggplant to plant—a Fennel and kale mingle with the last of the season’s peppers in Front Field framework for buying Farm’s hoophouse. seeds, planting and With the help of a little plastic, Front harvest timelines and yield calculations for Field is producing root veggies, plenty a whole year. Their decisions hinge on what they think Athens buyers want. “Carrots are of kale and greens, enough that Coburn continues to make about two deliveries a good. Almost everyone likes carrots,” says week to the Daily Groceries Co-op and local Rilko. Lettuces and berries, he adds, are restaurants. always on the list. At the end of the month, Coburn, like Coburn and Rilko will also work with many other small farm owners, will head the two other farms in Collective Harvest to growers conferences where they can to predict growing needs. For example, exchange ideas, share successes and disif Collective Harvest decides to grow 500 cuss the year ahead. “I have a stack of seed pounds of beets, Coburn will bid to grow a catalogs this high,” says Coburn, holding percentage of the beets. “In the case of 20 her hands a foot apart. “I get sucked in!” percent, I’m responsible for 100 pounds But she admits she’ll have to decide what of beets, so I’ll need to have them planted to order soon. Very soon: She has to start by a certain deadline so that they’re ready planting trays by the end of the month. In to harvest by April [when the spring CSA a few months, those trays will have been opens].” planted, harvested and sold for Athens’ eatIn the midst of planning and repairs, ing pleasure. f many small farms are still yielding crops.

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More on the Changes at ATHICA Financial Hardship Leaves the Gallery Leaderless By Jessica Smith arts@flagpole.com multiple board members made it possible to pay Veneruso’s The Athens Institute for Contemporary Art’s alarming salary ($1,300 per month) and rent ($700 per month) in announcement to terminate the position of executive and order to close out the year with a positive balance. artistic director with the new year was delivered abruptly “It’s worth noting that our rent—even though it’s generamidst the winter holidays, leaving many in the community ously reduced by our landlords—increases every year. Not wondering about the gallery’s current health and future everyone may know this, but ATHICA’s rent was free for plans. many years due to the altruism and commitment to the The independent nonprofit’s only paid position, arts of FiveArt, our landlords,� says Brantley. “As agreed executed wonderfully for the past two years by Tatiana Veneruso, was terminated due to lack of funding. The gallery plans to operate as an all-volunteer organization for an interim period, and hopes to restore the director’s position after one year or when it becomes financially possible to do so. In 2008, following six years of operating under an all-volunteer model, ATHICA received a prestigious three-year grant totaling $45,000 from the New York-based Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. For the first time, the gallery was able to establish a salaried director position, as well as offer stipends to guest curators and artists. Though other grants have been received in the time since, many were allocated towards specific projects rather than operating expenses. ATHICA’s board of directors applied for two grants in 2015, and neither were received. This shift towards a reliance on sponsorships, donations and fundraising campaigns had a significant influence on the board’s decision to temporarily terminate the position. “ATHICA’s finances are always tenuous, and Tatiana Veneruso the organization has been through periods of [since] our founding in 2002, though, we pay a little more austerity before. However, we encountered a particularly each year.� difficult period at the end of 2015,� says Rebecca Brantley, Moving into its 14th year of operation, ATHICA intends president of the ATHICA board. “It took us a little over two to keep currently scheduled exhibitions in place. Though months of deliberation to arrive at the decision to terminate the director’s position. No one on the board was happy Veneruso had begun planning much of 2016’s programming, her responsibilities will now fall to the board of about it, but we did not see another option in the immedidirectors and the gallery’s crew of volunteers. Comprised of ate future. That said, we have remained open through lean artists, professors, university and nonprofit professionals, a times in the past and will remain open in the future.� In 2015, the gallery brought in roughly $22,000 through lawyer, a financial advisor and an art education student, the nine-member board oversees budgeting, grant applications, business sponsorships, fundraising, donations and artist legal compliance, resource development and, as made painentry fees for the “J1� juried exhibition—just shy of covfully clear through all of this, staffing decisions. ering expenses, which totaled over $24,000. End-of-year The role of director was by and large a part-time position loan forgiveness and small financial contributions made by

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with full-time hours, and Veneruso exceeded expectations in many ways. Essentially the face of the gallery, she was responsible for communicating through several channels: overseeing public relations, managing volunteers, serving as a liaison to the board and representing the gallery at community events. Behind the scenes, she oversaw the artistic vision of each exhibition: recruiting guest curators and artists, organizing the transportation and installation of artwork and supervising corresponding publications. With the exception of the 2016 artist calendar released last month, Veneruso spearheaded all fundraising projects held within the past three years—impressively creative, community-driven ventures such as “Athens Arcana: A Contemporary Tarot,� “Detour Thru Your Mind: An Illustrated People’s History of Athens, GA� and “Outside the Lines: A Community Coloring Book,� to name a few. “I’m very proud of my exhibitions and programming, as well as my marketing initiatives,� says Veneruso. “I did my best to keep things both engaging and accessible, all with basically no budget to speak of. A lot of our patrons have remarked on our increased visibility. In two years, I nearly tripled our social media following, which is crucial when you have no budget for paper media and print advertising. “After my termination was announced, I received an outpouring of support from our community. To me, that’s what really matters: their view of my work and what it meant to them. That support has been invaluable during this difficult time.� As ATHICA takes this step backwards, support from the community becomes even more crucial to its survival. There are several ways to help sustain the gallery. Annual memberships are available at different price points with a range of perks exchanged in return, and art lovers can get hands-on experience by installing shows or manning the gallery during visitation hours as a volunteer. As valuable as cold, hard cash obviously is, in-kind donations from businesses are also graciously accepted. At a most basic level, attending exhibition receptions and engaging with the local arts community demonstrates the continued need for a contemporary art space. “I’m really not sure what is going to happen to ATHICA,� says Veneruso. “I think having a dedicated leader is really crucial for a small nonprofit, even with volunteer help. Transitions are very hard on an organization even in the best-case scenario. “I would say to anyone, if there is a nonprofit organization that is important to you, give what you can as often as you can. There are a lot of wonderful organizations in our community doing tremendous things while struggling to break even.� f

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Where the Hell is Flockaveli 2 ? A Timeline of Waka Flocka’s Recent History

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or the last five years, the world has waited for Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame to drop an official sequel to his debut, Flockaveli. Despite dozens of “confirmed� release dates and fan anticipation hitting an all-time high, Flockaveli 2 still hasn’t come out. Ahead of Waka’s Georgia Theatre show this weekend, Flagpole took a look at the rapper’s timeline from Flockaveli until now, in an attempt to discover why we have yet to see a follow-up to the indisputable trap classic.

had grown to dislike each other after Gucci fired Waka’s mother, Debra Atney, as his manager in 2010. Despite these rumors, the rappers insist there is no beef and release this mediocre, chemistry-free album.

OCT. 5, 2010: After a string of successful mixtapes and street singles, Waka Flocka signs a collaborative deal with Warner Bros. and Gucci Mane’s 1017 Bricksquad Records to release Flockaveli. Though it recycles some of his mixtape material, Flockaveli quickly becomes known as a classic Atlanta hip hop record. The album’s scream-along hooks, confessional gangster-rap lyrics and trap-style production—provided by the likes of Lex Luger and Southside— enraptures hip hop fans everywhere and goes on to influence artists like Future and Kanye West.

AUG. 9, 2011: Waka Flocka and mentor Gucci Mane release a collaborative album, Ferrari Boyz, after rumors of a falling-out. It had become common knowledge on the Internet that the two longtime friends

MAR. 5, 2013: Gucci announces that Waka Flocka has been dropped from 1017 Bricksquad. Waka goes on to announce that he wishes to never work with or speak to his former friend again. While neither side directly acknowledges how the beef started, a lawsuit Gucci files against Waka, Atney and others alleges that there was an attempt to take leadership in 1017 Bricksquad away from Gucci. (Approximately one year later, Waka implies on Twitter that the beef has been squashed.) JUNE 4, 2013: Flockaveli 2 is announced as completed by Waka on Twitter. JUNE 21, 2013: Waka Flocka tells TMZ that he is producing Amanda Bynes’ debut rap album, which never sees release.

2011–PRESENT DAY: Waka Flocka consistently releases strong mixtapes in lieu of an official follow-up to Flockaveli. (It would take an entirely separate article to chronicle these mixtapes—15 in total, by our estimation. If you want an easy place to start, check out anything from the Duflocka Rant or Salute Me Or Shoot Me series of tapes.) MAR. 8, 2011: Waka poses nude for PETA’s “Ink Not Mink� campaign and continues to work for the organization for years to come.

clash heavily with the stronger trap songs throughout.

JUNE 8, 2012: After a few delays, Waka Flocka releases his second solo album, Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family. Though its initial sales are decent, Triple F is considered a critical and commercial failure. The album is far from catastrophically bad, but overt attempts to court radio play and a misguided acoustic track fail to impress and

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NOV. 20, 2013: Waka releases a mobile game called Wakaville. The game lets users and their friends battle zombies together across five different maps. It’s not very good. NOV. 27, 2013: After a string of festival appearances, it seems Waka is ready to fully embrace a hip hop-EDM crossover. He announces an EDM-based album titled Flockaveli Psychotics, saying it will feature collaborations with producers like Diplo

and Steve Aoki. He later changes the title to Turn Up God, but it doesn’t matter, because it is never released. MAY 5, 2014: Waka and his wife, Tammy Rivera, begin appearing regularly on the VH1 show “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta.� After one season on the show, a spinoff, “Meet the Flockas,� is announced. SEPT. 14, 2014: Waka says he will hire a full-time blunt roller via social media in exchange for $50,000 a year. Seth Rogen volunteers. NOV. 11, 2014: Waka tweets a photo of a 31-track iTunes playlist with the caption “#Flockaveli2 track-list.� FEB. 9, 2015: Waka tweets what appears to be a list of Flockaveli 2 collaborators, including heavyweights Jay Z, Kanye West, Drake, 50 Cent and Lil Wayne. He gives a release date of June 1, 2015. NOV. 15, 2015: Waka has been calling out Atlantic Records (with whom he had been shuffled into business after some restructuring at Warner) on Twitter, claiming they are holding Flockaveli 2 hostage. He urges fans to call the label heads and demand its release. Eventually, he takes matters into his own hands, releasing one of his strongest mixtapes ever, appropriately named Flockaveli 1.5. PRESENT DAY: Waka is still signed to Atlantic, and it seems that until he can get out of his contract, Flockaveli 2 will never be released. f

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tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficult to sense change in oneself on a day-to-day basis. By their very nature, habits and routines propel us unquestioningly forward. But among those daily patterns, there are specific events so unique one canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but feel altered in some wayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;newly defined, even. For third-year UGA student Jack Cherry, one such defining moment took place towards the tail end of 2014, when a childhood friend took his own life. From their days growing up together in Decatur, Cherryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friend was an avid, ambitious athlete who showed few outward signs of depression. His heartbreaking death came as a complete shock. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was the happiest person ever,â&#x20AC;? Cherry says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just shook everything up that I knew.â&#x20AC;?

In many ways, one can sense Cherryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paralysis throughout the albumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seven songs, but the cathartic process of making some sort of sense out of tragedy prompted him to reevaluate his life, both personally and musically. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really made me reconstruct the way I was putting purpose into my life and purpose into what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing with my life,â&#x20AC;? he says. With an expanded live band that includes members of the now-dissolved Uncle Dad, Cherry is in the process of making new music, attempting to bridge the gap between multiple worldsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the bedroom and the stage; times of joy and sorrow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love playing music in live settings, and I love the thrill of entertaining and giving your all as a performance. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really fun, but in a lot of ways itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really separate from

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that album, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been really weird for me to try and figure out the in-between space,â&#x20AC;? says Cherry. Writing new material thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not steeped in hardship has proven another tricky transition for Cherry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weird, too, moving on from such a tragic event and trying to write a song about a stressed-out college kid. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dumb or feeble to write music thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about super heavy stuff, because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just unrealistic, but it is nonetheless weird,â&#x20AC;? he says. With a new recording under its belt, Cherryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest iteration of Juan de Fuca has made steady progress in combining these worlds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to definitely be different, but I think the point of being this one integrated project is not being able to separate â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;real musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;entertaining musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;letting it just be one thing,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatever that means.â&#x20AC;? f

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Grassland String Band Releases Live Album Plus, More Music News and Gossip By Gordon Lamb threatsandpromises@flagpole.com MY GRASS IS BLUE: Grassland String Band will release its new live album Thursday, Jan. 21 at The Foundry, where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be opening for Nashville band Humming House. The record was recorded at promoter Eddie Owenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Duluth venue Red Clay Music Foundry and is titled Cold Blooded, Bleeding Heart. The group is known for its traditional bluegrass, but honestly, they really shine best when they open up the songbook. Slow mourners like â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Flag,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Still In Loveâ&#x20AC;? and even a cover of Neil Youngâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Helplessâ&#x20AC;? are displayed here to great effect. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m less partial to obvioussounding root stompers like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boom, Boom,â&#x20AC;? as well as some of the good-time crowd pleasers that pepper this release. But the gems make it worthwhile overall. After this show, the band heads to Asheville, NC studio Echo Mountain to record a new EP planned for release in just a few months. For more information, see grasslandstringband.com. ROCK THE VOTE: The artist almost completely formerly known as Astroshaman is now releasing a steady string of tracks under the clearly superb moniker Bills Grassland String Band Clinton. The change also signifies a change in style for one of Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; most prolific vaporwave artists. Everything Bills Clinton so far is straight low-slung hardcore hip hop. Given how prankster-y and willfully absurd the underground electronic scene can be, half of me thinks the good shaman (nĂŠ Matt Lahey) could be trolling us all, but the other half of me thinks this is so damn good, who cares? Honestly, my money is simply on Lahey always working and this being a natural outgrowth of keeping the faith. Check his Astroshaman archives at astroshaman.bandcamp.com, and check the new stuff over at soundcloud.com/astro-shaman. LAST PLACE RULES: Just before we signed off for our midwinter nap, the newly established 30th Century Records, created by superstar producer Danger Mouse, a former Athenian, released its inaugural comp, 30th Century Records Compilation Volume 1. Mixed in among larger acts like the Black Keys-related The Arcs and Los Angeles duo Autolux are smaller names (although many are well respected in their own regions). Among them is the formerly local, now

Atlanta-based Jock Gang, which contributed its track â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tell Me About It.â&#x20AC;? Recorded by engineer Joel Hatstat, the song is deceptively simple, narcotically repetitive and absolutely perfect. I gave this whole comp the old college try, and dammit if Jock Gangâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only track I kept coming back to. The song is placed last on the record, and as such, makes the listener imagine the whole album as much better than it is. In reality, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this one songâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with its simple bass line, guitar feedback and lyrics worthy of both early X and Sonic Youthâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that makes the comp worth the time spent listening to it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s available via iTunes, Spotify and YouTube, so hop on it. Keep up via facebook.com/jockgangband. WATCH THIS: Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a benefit happening at Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar Saturday, Jan. 16 for the Nancy Travis Childcare Project, which focuses on childcare, early learning, support for parents with small children who seek to complete their GED and more. Playing this show are Purple House Ramblers, Don Chambers, Dave Marr and the Red Oak Southern String Band. Tickets are available at the door, and there is a $10 suggested donation. The event runs from 7:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 p.m. You can get more information at facebook. com/NancyTravisChildcare and learn even more at nancy travis.org. EVERYBODY GET TOGETHER: AthFactor Entertainment and the Lyndon House Arts Center will present an annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration and arts exposition Sunday, Jan. 17. Billed this year as Visions of MLK: Plant Positive Seeds, the organizers have been at it for several months coordinating artwork and performers that reflect and promote positivity in the community and a furtherance of Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s social goals. Performances of note include Versatyle tha Wildchyld, Cassie Chantel, The Talented Mr. Winfrey, Life the Griot, WiseXpressions Dance Team, S.H.E.D., Barnett Shoals Elementary Dance Team, Rashard Ars Stovall, Buddah, Profound and African Soul, among others. There will also be hands-on arts activities for kids, chess boards for play and information tables. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free, open to the public and begins at 2 p.m. f

record review Aprotag: Aprotag (Neologist Productions) Aprotagâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self-titled release often wanders into what seems like fairly random soundscapes. But lying at the heart of these vast layers of manipulated drones is a sound palette five years in the making. Somewhere in the midst of the waves of noise and truncated rhythms is a memory and an undeniable sense of place. The sound of an ex-girlfriendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dog barking, accidentally caught on tape in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blue Silver Redo,â&#x20AC;? is shredded to its base components, reduced to where the details are gone. Only a blissful echo of reality remains intact. This is Athens musician JJ Poswayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s M.O., as he blends improvised and random field recordings with truncated compositions to form a mass of sound. There is no real narrative to follow. The albumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five numbers were recorded in three different houses around Athens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alec Lot Iâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;IIâ&#x20AC;? evoke the spirit of a time and place, but without any details or frame of reference, happy accidents and abstractions open up for the listener to project and pull his or her own ecstatic experiences from the mire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;October 11th, 1973,â&#x20AC;? resonates the loudest. The date in the title refers to the Pascagoula abduction, in which two Mississippi men on a fishing trip were purportedly taken by aliens. Here, the title takes shape as a commentary on the nature of memory versus reality. Events in the past didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always happen the way they are remembered; sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better that way. Aprotag is an uplifting experience where chimerical impressions eclipse reality. [Chad Radford]


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CAROL (R) Todd Haynes has sown up his reputation as the modern day Douglas Sirk, Hollywoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s king of melodrama and a role possibly only sought by Haynes. As 1952 gives way to 1953, Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett) is trapped in a loveless marriage with her wealthy husband, Harge (Kyle Chandler). In the midst of a custody battle, she falls for young, aimless Therese Belivet By Drew Wheeler movies@flagpole.com (Rooney Mara), a relationship that could cost Carol her daughter, Rindy. Century trappers they portray should not THE REVENANT (R) One of the most talkedPhyllis Nagyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adaptation of The Price be discounted when ingesting their perabout films of recent months finally hits of Salt, written under a pseudonym by formances. Leo may finally get the Oscar theaters, and it is a doozy. Though it is not Patricia Highsmith, who created Tom Ripley he has long deserved. As always, Hardy the best film of 2015, The Revenant may be and Strangers on a Train, provides Haynes disappears into his rather unlikable role; the most brutal, both to its characters and with a wonderfully supportive framework nevertheless, his nearly unintelligible drawl to viewers. Clocking in at over two-and-aupon which to build a beautiful film about detracts. half hours (still a half-hour shorter than love conquering all. The two leads, The Hateful Eight), The Revenant may Blanchett and Mara, develop an have fewer lines of dialogue than it The Revenant interesting chemistry in the rare cinhas minutes: Leonardo DiCaprio lets ematic matchup of older and younger his ice-cold blue eyes and even icier womanâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;though 2015 did provide at revenge do his talking as he stalks least one other high-profile pairing in Tom Hardyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mumble-mouthed fronGrandma with Lily Tomlin and Judy tier murderer. Greer. Based in part on Michael Punkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mara gives off a particular period novel about the true story of Hugh air of Audrey Hepburn. She ensures Glass, who survived a mauling by a Thereseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feckless youth does not grizzly bear, The Revenant adds in the devolve into disgust. Blanchett is revenge angle as Glass seeks John ever a wonder on screen, be it as the Fitzgerald, who murdered his son. queen of England or of a mid-century As filmed by Academy Award winner New York household. She seems no Alejandro G. Iùårritu, The Revenant less directionless than her young is gorgeously wild. The wilderness Was that a white walker? lover but does not deserve the cruelty is as key a character in this film as dealt to her for her forbidden love. Beware: The film alternates between Glassâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; story is as much man versus nature Critics will love Carol for its beautiful quick brutality and long stretches of nature as it is man versus man. Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki deserves every award he worship. However, the unbelievably realistic performances, supported so well by the perfect period attire, hair and makeup, as well bear attack must be seen to be believed and receives for capturing the pretty cruelty of as Haynesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; strength of vision; one hopes makes for required viewing. Just do not be the North American wilds. audiences will discover its charms amidst surprised if you leave the film a little bit That the actors survived this experiits louder Oscar-bait competition (Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m lookchilly. ence while essentially living like the 19thing at you, Revenant).

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THE FOREST (PG-13) Hollywood is usually good for a weak horror movie or two come January. 2016 starts off no differently, as Natalie Dormer ventures into an Asian-horror wannabe that comes off like the big-screen adaptation of the survivalhorror video game franchise Fatal Frame. When Sara Price (Dormer) learns that her twin sister, Jess (also Dormer), has gone missing in Japanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famed Suicide Forest, Aokigahara, Sara knows her sister is still alive because twins just know these things. The movie relies on similar logic throughout. Once Sara gets to Japan, she is lucky enough to run into Aidan (Taylor Kinney, an actor-model perhaps best known for squiring Lady Gaga to various events), an expat with connections to get her into the forest. Naturally, the forest is where things go batty. Can Sara trust what she sees and hears in these woods that feast on sadnessâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;of which Sara has bunches? The movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s real hero is poor Michi (Yukiyoshi Ozawa), who volunteers to scour the woods for suicides in his free time; he did not deserve to lead a willful American woman who refuses to heed his veteran advice about these scary woods. He says â&#x20AC;&#x153;go homeâ&#x20AC;?; she stays the night. From three screenwriters with nary a feature-film release between them, The Forest has a surprising dearth of ideas. All of the good concepts seem copped from Asian cinema and video games. The movie would have made a swell horror game, where out-of-the-blue narrative developments are apropos. Dormer, Kinney and the landscape are pretty; they make this 95-minute jaunt through the woods less painful than the nearly absent script. f

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40 Watt Club · 8 p.m. · $10 (adv.), $12 (door) Deeper, Luis Vasquez’s third full-length release as The Soft Moon, which he released last year via indie tastemaker Captured Tracks, transcended the New Order-aping darkwave of his (solid, if largely fleeting) previous albums by conjuring a darker, denser sound. Pulling equally from Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails and Prurient’s more beat-oriented material, Deeper finds Vasquez retreating into a delicious haze of selfloathing and despair. Don your all-black everything and head to the 40 Watt Wednesday, where The Soft Moon headlines a bill that also features local downerrock enthusiasts Feather Trade and Muuy Biien. [Gabe Vodicka]

Tuesday 12 ART: Athens Fibercraft Guild (Lyndon House Arts Center) The Guild welcomes all fiber artists including knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners, fabric designers, basket makers, quilters and embroiderers. This meeting will feature looping by Bonnie Montgomery. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month. 12:30 p.m. FREE! 706-543-4319 CLASSES: Intro to Excel (Oconee County Library) Learn the basics of using Excel, the parts of an Excel window, creating a spreadsheet,

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40 Watt Club · 8 p.m. · $21 The 1990s felt weird and fractious at the time but now seem idyllic compared to what’s come since. That’s part of how time works. Janeane Garofalo helped define the ‘90s with her sardonic tone, a punk-ish style that fit perfectly with the alternative craze and her appearances in Reality Bites, “The Ben Stiller Show” and more. She’s never been boxed in by that decade, though, and grew legitimately edgy as she became outspokenly political throughout the 2000s. The actress, activist and former radio host’s latest stand-up tour brings her to the 40 Watt this week, where her trenchant stories will range from the personal to the political. [Garrett Martin]

Classic Center · 8 p.m. · $42–52 Scotch-drinking, cigarsmoking comedian Ron White may just become the next U.S. president. White joined the Blue Collar Comedy Tour in 2000 alongside Bill Engvall, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy. The three-year endeavor grossed over $15 million. In November, White announced his intention to run as an independent candidate in the 2016 election, with his platform focusing on support of injured service members and a “war on drugs that matter” (legalizing marijuana, but cracking down on meth). White’s accomplishments include two Grammy nominations and a book on the New York Times bestsellers list. [Jessica Smith]

Graduate Athens · 10 a.m.–6 p.m. · $50 Dedicated to celebrating Star Wars, anime, comics and gaming, the annual AthCon offers vendors, artists, panel discussions, workshops and a formal ball. This year’s guests include 501st Legion stormtroopers, actors from “The Walking Dead” and writers Michael Bishop, John Pence, Kaitlin Bevis and Bobby Nash. It’s one of the only local opportunities to find superheroes, Ghostbusters, bellydancers and steampunks all under one roof. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character for a cosplay contest and catwalk display. Proceeds will benefit Rose of Athens Theatre and Project Safe, and individual day passes are available for $8–35. [JS]

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using basic formulas and more. 2–4 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 EVENTS: Tuesday Tour at 2 (UGA Special Collections Library) Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor. 2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@ uga.edu EVENTS: Retirement Finance Seminar (ACC Library) Edward Jones Financial Advisor Jess Jensen-Ryan will host the presentation, “Standing Guard: Protect What

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You’ve Worked For.” Lunch will be served. Registration required. 1:30 p.m. FREE! 706-583-8834 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) General trivia with host Caitlin Wilson. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-8508561 GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Nic every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706354-7289 GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) Compete in happy

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hour trivia hosted by James Majure. First place gets a $30 gift card. 5:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! www.therookandpawn.com GAMES: Bingo (Ted’s Most Best) Every Tuesday. 7 p.m. FREE! www. tedsmostbest.com GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (The Savory Spoon) Compete to win prizes. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-367-5721 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2301 College Station Rd.) Every Tuesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/blindpigtavern KIDSTUFF: Preschool Storytime (ACC Library) Ages 2–5. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens

MUSIC | Mon, Jan 18

Saintseneca

Caledonia Lounge · 9 p.m. · $10 (21+), $12 (18–20) Saintseneca’s music has always centered around storytelling. Whether steeped in bluegrass or accompanied by bouzouki, dulcimer and synthesizer, songwriter Zac Little’s project is a vehicle to communicate ideas both personal and existential, regardless of his band’s shifting styles and lineup. The group’s recent release, Such Things, finds Saintseneca lacing Little’s fixations on consciousness and neuroscience with hooks and punk energy, veering into more exciting and accessible territory. Aimée Argote’s Des Ark, which fluctuates similarly in terms of lineup and sound, is a fitting partner on this Caledonia bill. [Andy Barton]

KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) Stories, songs, crafts and fun for preschoolaged children and their caregivers. 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee LECTURES & LIT: Voices from the Vanguard (UGA Chapel) Liberian journalist Wade C. L. Williams will give a first person accont of what happened before, during and after the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. 5:30 p.m. FREE! grady.uga.edu LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Avid Bookshop) Meet bestselling author Lynn Cullen in celebration of her book Twain’s End. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

MEETINGS: University Woman’s Club (Central Presbyterian Church) Elizabeth Gardner presents “The Trickle Down Effect of Water in Our Community.” 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. www.womansclub.uga.edu MEETINGS: Brown Bag: Infill Housing (Chamber of Commerce) The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation leads an in-depth look at infill housing. Senior planner Bruce Lonnee presents current issues with new construction and outlines ways to address them. 12 p.m. FREE! www.achfonline.org PERFORMANCE: Tchaikovsky Spectacular (UGA Fine Arts Building) The State Ballet Theatre of

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Russia will perform highlights from Tchaikovsky’s three most popular ballets, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty. 8 p.m. $55–65. pac.uga.edu SPORTS: UGA Hockey (The Classic Center) The UGA Ice Dawgs play against Life University. 7 p.m. $10. www.ugahockey.com

Wednesday 13 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Brittany Ranew, education program specialist, leads a tour of “Face Jugs of the South.” 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org EVENTS: Rabbit Box: “The Kindness of Strangers” (The Foundry) Hear eight-minute stories about the kindness of strangers. Storytellers include Mony Abrol, Lewis Earnest, Paul Guillebeau, Jesse Houle, Lee Marie Pierce, Daniel Rodriguez-Granrose, Angela Romero-Shih and Elizabeth Taddonio. 7 p.m. $7. www.rabbitbox. org GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, Downtown and Broad St. locations) Every Wednesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ blindpigtavern GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Bingo Bango (Highwire Lounge) Weekly themed games. House cash and drink prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. grindhouseburgers.com KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650 KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (Oconee County Library) Watch some anime and manga, listen to J-Pop music, eat Japanese snacks and share fan art. Ages 11–18. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Chess Club (Oconee County Library) Ages 7 & up are invited to play. All experience levels welcome. 5 p.m. FREE! 706-7693950 LECTURES & LIT: Paperback Tour: Unbecoming (Avid Bookshop) Rebecca Scherm, an instructor at University of Michigan, is touring in support of her debut heist novel Unbecoming. 6 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com MEETINGS: Tech Happy Hour (The World Famous) Meet local entrepreneurs, tech talent and other fellow Athenians who are making cool stuff at this weekly Four Athens networking happy hour. 6 p.m. FREE! www. fourathens.com/happy-hour PERFORMANCE: Resident Accompanist Recital (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Hugh Hodgson School of Music resident accompanist Anatoly Sheludyakov will perform works by Tchaikovsky from opuses 9, 10, 51 and 72. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-542-4400, www. pac.uga.edu

Thursday 14 ART: Opening Reception (Circle Gallery) “Stirred Fiction” displays new work by Corrine Colarusso. 4:30 p.m. FREE! www.ced.uga.edu CLASSES: Intarsia Colorwork Class (Revival Yarns) Learn how to incorporate blocks of color in knitting projects using the intarsia method. RSVP. 6 p.m. $15. www. revivalyarnsathens.com COMEDY: Ron White (The Classic Center) White is a Grammynominated comedian who has toured with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. See Calendar Pick on p. 14. 8 p.m. $42–52. www.classiccenter.com COMEDY: Janeane Garofalo (40 Watt Club) The actress and comedian is known for her strong opinions and unflinching honesty. See Calendar Pick on p. 14. 9 p.m. $21. www.40watt.com KIDSTUFF: Chapter Readers (ACC Library) This month’s book is From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg. Grades 3–5. 3:30 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/athens KIDSTUFF: No Talent Art Party (ACC Library) Come make whatever you want. No experience necessary. Materials provided. 4:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Authors (Avid Bookshop) Meet Helen Ellis and Martin Wilson for their respective books, American Housewife and What They Always Tell Us. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com PERFORMANCE: Faculty Recital (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Associate professor of violin Michael Heald will be joined by pianist Liza Stepanova for a program featuring Bach, Brahms, Schubert and Mendelssohn. 8 p.m. $5 (w/ UGA ID), $10. www.pac.uga.edu

presents a multi-night performance of sleepy riddles, sound machines and feats of skill. Ages 5 and up. Jan. 15–17, 8 p.m. $5–10. www. rubbersoulyoga.com LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Avid Bookshop) Meet Taylor Brown in celebration of his debut novel Fallen Land. See Pub Notes on p. 4. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop. com

Saturday 16 ART: Third Thursday Art Series (Athens, GA) Seven galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center. A free shuttle runs the full circuit every 45 minutes in a counter-clockwise route; look for the “3Thurs” yard signs near each venue’s drop-off point. 6-9 p.m. FREE! www.3thurs.org CLASSES: Crochet 1 Class (Revival Yarns) Get acquainted with the tools

language and leave class with a completed game. Laptop required. For ages 8 and up. 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $46. www.fourathens.com/ scratchkids KIDSTUFF: Little Explorers (ACC Library) Babies can explore sensory play centers made with household items. Ages 0–2. 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens KIDSTUFF: Extravagant Extravaganza (Rubber Soul Yoga) See Friday listing for full description Jan. 15–17, 8 p.m. $5–10. www. rubbersoulyoga.com LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Avid Bookshop) Meet local author John Pence in celebration of his graphic novel The Ballad of Brighid of Atlanta. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. avidbookshop.com PERFORMANCE: Austin Irby as Elvis Presley (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) Award-winning Elvis Presley impersonator Austin Irby will perform the king’s classic hits. 7:30 p.m. $20. tking@cityofelberton.net THEATER: “Rainy Day Fables” (UGA Fine Arts Building, Balcony Theatre) The Children’s Theatre Troupe of UGA present a production

KIDSTUFF: Read to Rover (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Beginning readers read aloud to a certified therapy dog. 3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Extravagant Extravaganza (Rubber Soul Yoga) See Friday listing for full description Jan. 15–17, 8 p.m. $5–10. www. rubbersoulyoga.com KIDSTUFF: Read to Rover (ACC Library) Beginning readers read aloud to certified therapy dogs. 3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www. athenslibrary.org LECTURES & LIT: UUFA Community Forum (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Alvin Sheats and Tawana Mattox from Athens NAACP and Scott Freeman, Athens Chief of Police, will speak on “Improving Communications and Relations Between Law Enforcement and the Minority Community.” 1:30 p.m. FREE! uuathensga.org MEETINGS: Athens Historical Society (ACC Library) Author Al Hester discusses his new book, Putting on Blue: Confederates from the Athens, Georgia Area Who

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Friday 15 EVENTS: The OLLI Bash (Central Presbyterian Church) This activity fair will include displays and information on this semester’s many courses, programs, special interest groups and volunteer opportunities. 1–3 p.m. FREE! www.olli.uga.edu EVENTS: Totes 2 Tots (Georgia Cancer Specialists, 125 King Ave., Suite 200) Georgia Cancer Specialists and Northside Hospital are collecting backpacks and suitcases for foster children. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.facebook.com/totes2tots EVENTS: Healing Circle & Meditation (Body, Mind & Spirit) Experience different forms and modalities of meditation. Every Friday. 6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024 EVENTS: Tea Party (Oconee County Library) Celebrate National Hot Tea Month with a hot cuppa. Registration required. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/oconee GAMES: Friday Night Magic (Tyche’s Games) Win prizes. 5:30 p.m. www.tychesgames.com KIDSTUFF: Open Mic Night and Talent Show (ACC Library) Show off your skill as a singer, rapper, poet, or comedian. A prize will be awarded and pizza will be served. Ages 11–18. 6–8 p.m. FREE! plewis@athenslibrary.org KIDSTUFF: Spanish Storytime (Oconee County Library) Listen and practice Spanish songs and stories. Participants do not need to speak Spanish. 4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee KIDSTUFF: Extravagant Extravaganza (Rubber Soul Yoga) Rubber Soul’s Theater of Pure Form

day. FREE! www.communityconnection211.org EVENTS: Anti-Discrimination March (The Arch) Protesters will demand an end to discrimination in Downtown Athens. The march will travel downtown and end at Athens City Hall. 4 p.m. FREE! www.ugalive. com EVENTS: AthCon 3.0 (Graduate Athens) See Saturday listing for full description Jan. 16–18. $8–50. www.ath-con.com GAMES: Rock and Roll Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Get a team together and show off your extensive music knowledge! Hosted by Jonathan Thompson. 9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Dirty South Entertainment Trivia (Ovation 12) Hosted by Nic. Play for prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! www.dirtysouthtrivia.com GAMES: Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night. 8 p.m. FREE! www.grindhouseburgers.com PERFORMANCE: The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass (Morton Theatre) The Athens Choral Society is a 75-voice chorus in its 45th year. Monroe Crossing will open the show. 8 p.m. $10. www. athenschoralsociety.com

Pianist Giles Vonsattel will perform selections by Beethoven, Liszt, Janácek and Saint-Saëns on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall at the UGA Performing Arts Center. and craft of crochet. The class is free with the purchase of materials. RSVP. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-8501354, www.revivalyarnsathens.com EVENTS: Contra Dance (Memorial Park) A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with music by Briar Vista Social Club and calling by Stuart Whipple. 7:45–8 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). FREE! (under 11), $4 (ages 11–17), $8. www.athensfolk.org EVENTS: Journey Through the Stars (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Participants will learn about how asterisms are different than constellations in “Asterisms Musical.” 10–11 a.m. $7–10. www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter EVENTS: AthCon 3.0 (Graduate Athens) The convention includes anime, comics, gaming, cosplay and dance parties. See Calendar Pick on p. 14. Jan. 16–18. $8–50. www. ath-con.com GAMES: Netrunner Open Play (Tyche’s Games) New players welcome to this fantasy card game open play. 12:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! www. tychesgames.com GAMES: Pathfinder Society Event (Tyche’s Games) Fantasy RPG. Bring your imagination. 12 p.m. FREE! 706-345-4500 KIDSTUFF: Programming for Kids Using Scratch (Four Athens) Students will learn the basic concepts of the Scratch programming

of Rainy Day Fables. Three African folk tales are brought to life by four children are forced to play inside during a rain storm. Jan 16, 11 a.m. & Jan. 17, 2 p.m. FREE! (ages 12 & under), $5. bem97380@uga.edu

Sunday 17 ART: “Visions of MLK” Exhibition & Sunday Celebration (Lyndon House Arts Center) The annual “Visions of MLK Exhibition” is a collaborative show featuring a visual poetry project. The variety show includes readings, songs, dancing, spoken word and more. 2–4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/ leisure EVENTS: AthCon 3.0 (Graduate Athens) See Saturday listing for full description Jan. 16–18. $8–50. www.ath-con.com GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Taqueria Tsunami, Downtown) Surf the trivia wave. 9 p.m. FREE! www. taqueriatsunami.com GAMES: Trivia (Brixx Wood Fired Pizza) Test your skills. Every Sunday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-395-1660 GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2440 W. Broad St.) Every Sunday. 6 p.m. FREE! www.blindpigtavern.com GAMES: Brewer’s Inquisition (Buffalo’s Café) Trivia hosted by Chris Brewer. Every Sunday. 6:30 p.m. (sign-in), 7 p.m. FREE! www. facebook.com/buffaloscafeathens

Became Galvanized Yankees. 3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens THEATER: “Rainy Day Fables” (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Saturday listing for full description Jan 16, 11 a.m. & Jan. 17, 2 p.m. FREE! (ages 12 & under), $5. bem97380@uga.edu

Monday 18 COMEDY: Comic Strip (The Office Lounge) Weekly stand-up comedy hosted by Alia Ghosheh. 8 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/officeathens EVENTS: “We Dream” 5K Charity Walk and Resource Fair (Georgia Square Mall) Proceeds from the walk benefit The College Factory. The fair offers community resources, live music, games and more. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. $25 (5K), FREE! (fair). www.collegefactory.org EVENTS: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (East Athens Community Center) Volunteers do not need any experience. Long pants and close-toed shoes recommended. The featured speaker will be Dr. Diane E. Dunston. Breakfast will be served. 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. www.communityconnection211.org EVENTS: Athens MLK Jr. Day of Service (Athens, GA, Multiple Locations) The 14th annual holiday offers many different project sites for community service. Visit the website to register for a project. All

CLASSES: Sewing Interest Group (Lyndon House Arts Center, Fiber Studio) The Athens Fibercraft Guild presents a session for sewers and clothing makers on seams, closures and finishes. 12:30–2 p.m. 706353-7719 EVENTS: Athens Rock and Gem Club (Holy Cross Lutheran Church) Jim Maudsley presents the program “The Salida Mines” featuring garnets and gem quality epidote. 7:30 p.m. FREE! wwwathensrockandgemclub. org EVENTS: Tuesday Tour at 2 (UGA Special Collections Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu EVENTS: Beer and Hymns (Live Wire) Sing old school hymns while enjoying a beverage of your choice. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens. com FILM: Bad Movie Night: Pushed Too Far (Ciné Barcafé) A small town karate instructor teams up with a geriatric sheriff and a dream ninja after his wife is murdered by a deranged pro wrestler. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/badmovienight GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Nic every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706354-7289 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) See Tuesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! www. locosgrill.com GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) See Tuesday listing for full description 5:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! www.therookandpawn.com GAMES: Bingo (Ted’s Most Best) Every Tuesday. 7 p.m. FREE! www. tedsmostbest.com GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (The Savory Spoon) See Tuesday listing for full description 7 p.m. FREE! 706-367-5721 k continued on next page

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THE CALENDAR! GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/blindpigtavern KIDSTUFF: Preschool Storytime (ACC Library) Ages 2–5. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee PERFORMANCE: Giles Vonsattel (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Renowned pianist Giles Vonsattel will perform works by Beethoven, Liszt, Janácek and Saint-Saëns. 8 p.m. $30. pac.uga.edu

Wednesday 20 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 EVENTS: Ironmaker Kolsch Beer Rollout (The Foundry) Celebrate the release of the Ironmaker kolsch beer, a partnership between The Foundry and Southern Brewing Company. Live music provided by The Athens Cowboy Choir and Emily Hackett. 6 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com EVENTS: Athens Science Café (Physics Auditorium, Room 202) Physics and astronomy professor Loris Magnani discusses “The Origin of the Universe.” Telescopes will be provided for a sky viewing following the Café. 7 p.m. FREE! athenssciencecafe.wordpress.com EVENTS: Coffee at The Quad (The Quad, 367 Prince Ave.) Meet and greet with Four Athens and ATDC. Open desks are free for part of the day. 10:30–11:30 a.m. FREE! www. fourathens.com GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) See Wednesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) See Wednesday listing for full description 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, Downtown and Broad St. locations) Every Wednesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ blindpigtavern GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. grindhouseburgers.com GAMES: Bingo Bango (Highwire Lounge) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! www. highwirelounge.com KIDSTUFF: Teen Council Meeting (ACC Library) Teens can come together to discuss plans for the ACC Library’s teen department’s collections and programs. Pick up application forms at the front desk. Ages 11-18. 4:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee KIDSTUFF: Knit Kids Class (Revival Yarns) Knit Kids is a beginning knitting class for kiddos to learn how to cast-on and knit stitch. RSVP. 4:30 p.m. $15. 706-850-1354, www. revivalyarnsathens.com

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KIDSTUFF: Karaoke Battle (Oconee County Library) Fine-tune your skills as a musician or singer, or just sit back and enjoy the show. Snacks provided. Grades 6–12. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee MEETINGS: Lunch and Learn (Four Athens) Betsey Plattenburg of ATDC will discuss how to pitch to a Fortune 500 company. Lunch is provided. RSVP. 12 p.m. FREE! www. fourathens.com MEETINGS: Community Office Hours (The Globe) Pop in for a quick session of free business advice with Four Athens and ATDC experts knowledgeable about marketing, sales, legal issues and more. Every third Tuesday of the month. 2–4 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com

LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 12 Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com X_X Long-running arty, jazzy punk group from Cleveland, OH.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com BATTLE OF THE BANDS Phi Gamma Delta and Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer present a competition featuring Doobie & the Goats, King Guru, The Welcome Home, Space Mama and Walden. The Globe 8:30 p.m. 706-353-4721 MIDRIFFS Catchy surf-punk with a dance feel out of Boston. REVENGE BEACH Local classic, clean and methodical surf rock band. NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local up-and-comers play energetic, fun lo-fi rock. BLACK BEACH Noisy, fuzzy garagepunk group. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 WANDA Local indie band that’s equal parts seashore lyrics, ethereal pop hooks and garage guitar, with a sparkle of clarinet and synth. ART CONTEST Math-rock band from Athens via South Carolina. SMOKEDOG This local band plays noisy, burned-out experimental rock and roll. TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic folk music from the artist formerly known as Tom(b) Television.

Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Showcase your original material. Contact louisphillippelot@ yahoo.com for booking.

Porterhouse Grill 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John “Dr. Fred” Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com JUAN DE FUCA New solo pop project from Uncle Dad member Jack Cherry. See story on p. 11. THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by songwriter Henry Barbe. TAMARRON Psychedelic rock band from Austin, TX. DRYSPELL Austin, TX-based garagepop group.

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The Grotto 11 p.m. 706-549-9933 PAUL TURNER Acoustic soul singersongwriter.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.40watt.com THE SOFT MOON Luis Vasquez plays dark, moody, synth-driven music. See Calendar Pick on p. 14. FEATHER TRADE This local band plays lush, moody post-pop. MUUY BIIEN Local band plays doomladen goth-punk influenced by ‘80s hardcore and new wave. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com LETTUCE New York-based funk band. NEW BREED BRASS BAND NOLAbased, funk-inspired brass band.

Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com FAT NEPTUNE Up-and-coming Athens rock four-piece. THE VINYL SUNS New local bluesrock five-piece. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com CULT FLUORESCENT Athens-based minimalist pop project. RAINDEER Synth-centric rock group from Baltimore, MD. FRENCH EXIT Local rock band featuring members of Circulatory System and Faster Circuits. The Foundry 8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www. thefoundryathens.com DEVON ALLMAN BAND Greg Allman’s son and former blues supergroup Royal Southern Brotherhood frontman performs with his new band.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com JAZZ JAM Some of our town’s most talented jazz musicians get together at this monthly happening. Bring your axe, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 OPPOSITE BOX Genre-bending experimental rock band from Chattanooga. The Office Lounge 8 p.m. 706-546-0840 REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an “all-star jam” every Thursday. Your Pie 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Rd. location) YOESHI ROBERTS Singer-songwriter playing uplifting “acoustic music that feels good.”

Friday 15 Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com THE OLD WORLD MONKEYS New local band. FUNKASAURUS WREX Local psychedelic funk group. HONEYWHEEL New local progressive rock band. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com FLOWER Grungy, melodic alt-rock band from Atlanta. THE FUTURE PRIMITIVES Experimental-minded psych-rock band from South Africa. FINE LINES Synth-pop project of songwriter Christopher Sapp. TRIP LACY New solo pop project from local musician Kip Lacy (Big Morgan).

Lettuce plays the Georgia Theatre on Wednesday, Jan. 13. OBNOX One-man “soul-punk” band from Cleveland, OH. See Calendar Pick on. 18. SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band. Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com MAXINE OF ARC Local post-punk band influenced by groups like Coheed and Cambria. LIVING TOGETHER Emo- and punkinfluenced indie rock band from Hattiesburg, MS. NIGHTMARE COAST New local posthardcore outfit. The Foundry 6 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens. com OPEN MIC NIGHT Hosted by Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

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The Manhattan Café Loungy Tuesdays. 10 p.m. FREE! 706369-9767 DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning an all-vinyl set of rare and classic deep soul, R&B and blues. Every Tuesday! Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

Wednesday 13 Blue Sky 5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153 VINYL WEDNESDAYS Bring your own records and spin them at the bar!

Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! www.hiloathens.com KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! Live Wire 8 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com OPEN MIC & LATE NIGHT JAM Drums, keys and amps are provided. Come share your music, jam with other musicians, and have a great time! Hosted by local band Blackwater Deep. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 MC FUNK JAM Funk all night. The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

ZALE Classically trained singer-songwriter leads her alt-rock band. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www. georgiatheatre.com CHRIS KNIGHT Kentucky-based Southern rock singer-songwriter whose 15-year career has been described as “where Cormac McCarthy meets Copperhead Road.” RADIO BIRDS Bluesy, Americanaleaning rock band from Atlanta. The Globe 9:30 p.m. 706-353-4721 SEA GHOST Synth-and-guitar based indie-pop band from Atlanta. METH WAX Local, punk-inspired lo-fi pop outfit. MAD ACE Local beat-oriented, hip hop-influenced cellist.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion. SCOTT SPILLANE EXP The Neutral Milk Hotel member plays hypnotic folk-rock with his band. ALL-CITY CANNONBALLERS J.S. Dillard and company roll through high-energy classic rock and punkinspired tunes. The Foundry Athens Nurses Clinic Benefit. 7:30 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www. thefoundryathens.com MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies. THE WILDJORDANTONKSCATS AND FRIENDS Long-running local blues group The Wildcats teams up with other local musicians. CAROLINE AIKEN AND CATCH A C.A.B. One of Athens’ most talented


and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance. Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre. com WAKA FLOCKA FLAME Popular Atlanta-based rapper known for hits like “O Let’s Do It” and “Hard in Da Paint.” See story on p. 10. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 SUPERBODY Lo-fi indie-pop outfit from Chattanooga, TN. KISSISSIPPI Moody indie-pop band from Philadelphia. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com MELANIE AND NAYBORS Local downer-folk outfit led by German native singer-songwriter Melanie Morgan. This is the group’s album release party! Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com 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! www.facebook.com/ lkshuffleclub KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 THE ORANGE CONSTANT Fusionoriented local jam-rock band. The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals. Saucehouse Barbeque 6 p.m. FREE! www.saucehouse.com YOESHI ROBERTS Singer-songwriter playing uplifting “acoustic music that feels good.” VFW 7 p.m. www.vfwathens.com SALLY & THE SIX GRAND BAND Long-running local country dance band.

Saturday 16 Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com BOY HARSHER Electronic-based industrial outfit from Savannah. WILD OF NIGHT Local band playing soaring, experimental new ageinspired chamber-pop. COLE Brooklyn-based experimental electronic artist, formerly known as Fine Peduncle. POTTED PLANT Featuring Brooklynbased artist Zannie Owens. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com PENNY LAME Athens-based lo-fi indie-folk project. GARRETT HATCH Local songwriter and member of blues-rock band Mother the Car plays a solo set of tunes. RICHARD MAGUIRE The frontman for experimental rock band Pile plays a solo acoustic set. 40 Watt Club 9:30 p.m. FREE! www.40watt.com BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. The Foundry AthCon. 6 p.m. $5 (FREE w/ wristband). www.thefoundryathens.com DJ STORMTROOPER One of the Galactic Empire’s foot soldiers helps you dance the night away. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local up-and-comers play energetic, fun lo-fi rock. HANK & CUPCAKES Atlanta-based electro/disco-pop band. THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by songwriter Henry Barbe. DOWNER New local band. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Nancy Travis Childcare Project Benefit. 8 p.m. $10 (suggested donation). www.hendershotscoffee.com DAVE MARR & DON CHAMBERS Two stalwart local singer-songwriters team up. PURPLE HOUSE AMBLERS Local folk project.

RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes. Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com LIVE JAZZ See Friday’s listing for full description Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 MASSEUSE Alternative funk-jam band from Murfreesboro, TN. The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 THE BREEZE KINGS Blues group based in Atlanta.

Sunday 17 The Foundry AthCon. 6 p.m. $5 (FREE w/ wristband). www.thefoundryathens.com KICK THE ROBOT Power-pop trio from Atlanta with infectious energy. CHECK THE SIGNS Uplifting local family band. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 6 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com CLASSICAL REVOLUTION UGA School of Music graduates and students play works by Dvorak, Ligeti, Bach and more. Saucehouse Barbeque 6 p.m. FREE! www.saucehouse.com LEAVING COUNTRIES This is a special “tent revival jam.” Says the band: “All musicians welcome to come jam out or just come listen.”

Monday 18 Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com DES ARK Shapeshifting noise-rock band led by Aimée Argote. SAINTSENECA Columbus, OH-based indie-folk outfit signed to AntiRecords. See Calendar Pick on p. 14. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee. com GONZALO BERGARA QUARTET Acoustic group playing a modern

variant of 1930s Django Reinhardtinspired gypsy jazz. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH MASON DAVIS Local jazz musician Mason Davis hosts a jam session.

Tuesday 19 Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 TWO’S DAY VISIONS Featuring Leisure Service, Heat Sureens, Jack & Yoda, Lip Generation, Tom Visions and Genetic Outcast. The Manhattan Café Loungy Tuesdays. 10 p.m. FREE! 706369-9767 DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning an all-vinyl set of rare and classic deep soul, R&B and blues. Every Tuesday!

and Elf Power singing songs from the frontier. EMILY HACKETT Folk singer-songwriter raised in Atlanta. Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! www.hiloathens.com KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! Live Wire 8 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com OPEN MIC & LATE NIGHT JAM / Blackwater Deep See Wednesday’s listing for full description Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 MC FUNK JAM Funk all night. The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 KARAOKE See Wednesday’s listing for full description

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 S-WORDS AND FRIENDS See Tuesday’s listing for full description

Porterhouse Grill 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

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Blue Sky 5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153 VINYL WEDNESDAYS Bring your own records and spin them at the bar!

1/21 ICARUS SYNDROME / DEMITRI / DEAD RITES / TOKER (Caledonia Lounge) 1/21 GEORGE NORMAN / LON ELDRIDGE / EMILY KATE BOYD (Flicker Theatre & Bar) 1/21 WIEUCA / DREAM CULTURE (40 Watt Club) 1/21 GRASSLAND STRING BAND / HUMMING HOUSE (The Foundry) 1/21 KARAOKE (Go Bar) 1/21 GREG HANKINS AND THE WHITEHALL JAZZ COLLECTIVE (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) 1/21 THE VAGABONDS (Nowhere Bar) 1/22 THE SPLITZ BAND (Buffalo’s Café) 1/22 ART CONTEST / ET ANDERSON / DEEP STATE / BEVERLY TENDER (Caledonia Lounge)

Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Showcase your original material. Contact louisphillippelot@ yahoo.com for booking. Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com MOTHER FORE Local band influenced by Pink Floyd. WAXING SUN Proggy local bluesrock band. ANGEL PARADE Local lo-fi indiepop group. The Foundry 6 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com ATHENS COWBOY CHOIR Local group featuring members of James Husband, Of Montreal, The Glands

1/22 REVEREND HORTON HEAT / NASHVILLE PUSSY / UNKNOWN HINSON / IGOR & THE RED ELVISES (40 Watt Club) 1/22 WRENN / NICHOLAS MALLIS & THE BOREALIS / GRANT COWAN (Georgia Theatre) 1/22 KATE MORRISSEY / MRJORDANMRTONKS (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) 1/22 PIANO (Nowhere Bar) 1/23 HOOKER / IDES OF JUNE / THE STIR (Caledonia Lounge) 1/23 THE WHIGS / PURSES (40 Watt Club) 1/23 REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS / COSMO JR. (The Foundry) 1/23 GREENSKY BLUEGRASS / HORSESHOES AND HAND GRENADES (Georgia Theatre) 1/23 A LIVE ONE (Nowhere Bar) 1/24 SCOOTERBABE / WANDA (The World Famous) 1/25 GIVERS (40 Watt Club) 1/25 BOB HAY & THE JOLLY BEGGARS (The Foundry) 1/25 KAKI KING (Georgia Theatre) 1/25 OPEN MIC (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) 1/26 GRACE POTTER / ELIZA HARDY JONES (Georgia Theatre) 1/26 TWO’S DAY VISIONS / Ricky Digits / Louie Larceny / SOHI / Chip McKenzie / Jesse Kennedy / Tom Visions (Go Bar) 1/26 DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY (The Manhattan Café) 1/26 S-WORDS AND FRIENDS (Nowhere Bar) 1/27 LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM (Boar’s Head Lounge) 1/27 ARBOR LABOR UNION / WEIRD VIBERS / FABULOUS BIRD (Caledonia Lounge) 1/27 REBELUTION / NEW KINGSTON (Georgia Theatre) 1/27 KARAOKE WITH THE KING (Hi-Lo Lounge) 1/27 OPEN MIC & LATE NIGHT JAM / Blackwater Deep (Live Wire) 1/27 MC FUNK JAM (Nowhere Bar) 1/28 CRACKER / KEVN KINNEY / THE HEART WANTS WHAT THE HEART WANTS (40 Watt Club) 1/28 SOUTHERN BRED CO. / HONEYWHEEL (Live Wire)

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Art 41st Annual Juried Exhibition (Lyndon House Arts Center) The annual show will be juried by Jock Reynolds, director of the Yale University Art Gallery. All visual art welcome. Drop off entry forms and up to three works on Jan. 28, 12:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. or Jan. 29, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. Opening reception on Mar. 24. $25 submission fee. 706613-3623, www.athensclarkecounty. com/lyndonhouse Georgia DOT Art Competition (Athens, GA) The Georgia Department of Transportation is celebrating its 100th anniversary with an art competition open to students in grades K-12 at public, private or home schools in Georgia. The theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Moves You? Imagining Tomorrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Transportation.â&#x20AC;? Submissions can be done by hand, digitally, photographically or any combination. Written statement and entry form required. Deadline Jan. 22. www.dot.ga.gov/aboutGDOT/ gdotcentennial/ArtContest MLK Mural Project (Flaniganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Portrait Studio) Local artist and activist Broderick Flanigan of Flaniganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Portrait Studio is seeking sponsors for a community outreach project in which he will guide 10 children in creating a public mural in the East Athens Triangle Plaza for MLK Day. Checks can be made payable to Community Connection with â&#x20AC;&#x153;MLK Mural Projectâ&#x20AC;? in the note section. 706-380-5151, flanigans portraitstudio@gmail.com OCAF Members at UNG Exhibit (UNG Oconee Campus) The University of North Georgia and the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation are seeking OCAF artist members to participate in a juried art exhibition at UNG that runs Mar. 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;31.

Deadline Jan. 14, 12 p.m. 706-7694565, info@ocaf.com, ung.edu/ art-galleries/contribute Public Art Watkinsville: A Pop-Up (Watkinsville, GA) The City of Watkinsville is seeking proposals for outdoor sculptures to display at several locations within the city Marchâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;May. Georgia artists 18 & up can submit up to five existing works created within the past five years. Visit website for prospectus and application. Deadline Jan. 30. $700 honorarium. No entry fee. www. ocaf.com Southworks Call for Artists (OCAF, Watkinsville) Seeking art submissions for the 21st annual Southworks National Juried Art Exhibition on Apr. 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 6. Visit website for application, guidelines and to submit images. Cash prizes will be awarded to top pieces. Application deadline is on Feb. 12. $25-35. www.ocaf.com

Auditions Athens Showgirl Cabaret Newbie Show (Go Bar) Audition for Athens Showgirl Cabaret. Performances include â&#x20AC;&#x153;Game Night/ Movie-TV,â&#x20AC;? Jan. 13, 6 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fast Food/Toiletries,â&#x20AC;? Jan. 20, 9 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Golden Age/Contestantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice,â&#x20AC;? Jan. 27, 9 p.m. $3. showgirlcabaret@gmail.com Shrek the Musical (Athens Little Playhouse) Athens Little Playhouse is seeking musicians for a live pit orchestra during its production of Shrek the Musical. Email your contact info, instrument and potential scheduling conflicts. Rehearsals will be held on Jan. 17â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18 and the weeks of Feb. 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 & Feb. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. Performances are on Feb. 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;14 & Feb. 18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;21. alps.shrek@ gmail.com

Classes Computer Building Basics (Lay Park) Participants will learn how to build a budget-friendly, personal computer from scratch. The program will cover parts selection, operating system installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and more. Registration required. Ages 18 & up. Feb. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;23, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. $15-22.50. 706-613-3596, www. athensclarkecounty.com/leisure Dance Classes (East Athens Educational Dance Center) Advanced, intermediate and beginning classes available for children and adults. Ballet, modern dance, tap and more are offered. Classes begin Jan. 19. 706-613-3624, athensclarkecounty.com/dance Frog Watch Training (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Participants will learn to identify and count frogs as part of this citizen science program. Ages 13 & up. Attendance at both sessions is required. Jan. 14 & 21, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. FREE! www.athens clarkecounty.com/sandycreeknature center Lunchtime Workout (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) Rebecca Thaw and Jenny Hill Carter host full-body workouts during lunch hour. All skill levels welcome. BYO mat. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:45 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12:45 p.m. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10. www.athenscine.com Lunchtime Yoga (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) Margaret Thomas leads Lunchtime Yoga for all levels. BYO mat. Wednesday and Fridays. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10. margaretdthomasyoga.blogspot.com Master Composter Class (ACC Solid Waste Department) Become a home composting expert. Course includes composting methods for gardeners, those in apartments, food industry workers and small farmers. Register by Feb.

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Artwork in watercolor, pastel and mixed media by Jack D. Burk is currently on view at Sips through January. 1. Wednesdays, Feb. 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Apr. 13, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $155. 706-613-3640, www.ugaextension.com/clarke/anr Native American DrumMaking Workshop (Heart Path Studio) Native master drum maker Mark Barfoot will teach participants how to make a sweat lodge drum or elk hide hand drum. Feb. 5, 6, 7. $270. 706-612-3816 Printmaking Workshops (Double Dutch Press) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Linocut: One Color, Two Parts.â&#x20AC;? Jan. 20 & Jan. 27, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $85. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Multicolor Screenprint: Two Parts.â&#x20AC;? Feb. 6, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3:30 p.m. & Feb. 13, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. $85. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paper Relief Monotype.â&#x20AC;? Feb. 24, 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $60. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Totes! One Color Screenprinting, Two Parts.â&#x20AC;? Mar. 5, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. & Mar. 12, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $65. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Woodcut: One Color, Two Parts.â&#x20AC;? Mar. 9 & Mar. 16, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $85. www.doubledutchpress.com Quilting (Sewcial Studio) Quilting classes for beginner to advanced students cover both traditional and modern projects. sewcialstudio@ gmail.com, www.sewcialstudio.com Salsa Dance Classes (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Cubanstyle salsa dance classes with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $10 (incl. drink). www.facebook.com/ salsaathens Sewing Classes (Community) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beginners Sewingâ&#x20AC;? is a four-week course for learning basic sewing

techniques. Wednesdays, Jan. 13â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Feb. 3, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $100. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intermediate Sewing 1: Working with a Sewing Patternâ&#x20AC;? teaches students how to use a pattern and make a garment using advanced techniques. Mondays, Jan. 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Feb. 1, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $100. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fashion Illustration and Collection Developmentâ&#x20AC;? teaches students how to develop a fashion collection. Tuesdays, Jan. 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Feb. 2, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $100. Single classes available. www.shopcommunityathens.com Tarot Workshop (Body, Mind & Spirit) Learn how to connect with a tarot deck using symbology, numerology and colors. Saturdays, Jan. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Mar. 30, 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. $30/week or $200 (adv.), $250 for full course. 706-351-6024 Women, Whimsy & Soul (Spa Alchemy) A circle for women seeking lighthearted connections. Third Friday of every month. $15. www.alchemyathens.com Yoga Classes (Keep it Simple Yoga, 1961 Barnett Shoals Rd.) This studio offers various classes to accomodate practitioners of all levels and ages. $13 (drop in), $60 (monthly membership). www.kisyoga.com Yoga Teacher Training (Athens Yoga Institute, 1260 S. Milledge Ave.) Get certified at the 200-hour level with Yoga Alliance. Twelve month and 7.5 week options. www. athensyogainstitute.com

Yoga Teacher Training (Keep it Simple Yoga) Keep it Simple Yoga and Yogaful Day (Bill Cottrell) offer a 200-hour training program through Yoga Alliance. Saturdays, Jan. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 21, 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $1650. www. yogafulday.com, www.kisyoga.com

Help Out 14th Annual MLK Jr. Day of Service (Athens, GA) Community Connection spearheads a day of service in Athens. Check website for list of volunteer projects. A kickoff celebration will be held at East Athens Community Center at 8:30 a.m. Day of service is Jan. 18. www. communityconnection211.org Community Connection (Athens, GA) Community Connection of Northeast Georgia assists volunteers in finding flexible service opportunities at various organizations. Over 130 local agencies seek help with ongoing projects and special short-term events. Visit the website for a calendar and to register. www.communityconnection 211.org Food Not Bombs (Downtown Athens) Athens Food Not Bombs shares vegetarian and vegan meals and clothing every other Saturday on the corner of College Ave. and Broad St. from 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. Organizers seek volunteers, food donations and donations of clothing like gloves,


hats and sweaters. Jan. 16 & Jan. 30. FREE! babcollective@riseup.net Mentor Training (Chamber of Commerce) The Clarke County Mentor Program matches adult volunteers with students in the Clarke County School District. Mentors are role models and friends who visit their mentee for one hour per week for one year. Meeting on Jan. 13, 6–8 p.m. FREE! mentor@athensga. com, www.clarkecountymentor program.org PALS Volunteers Needed (PALS Institute) Women of the World is seeking volunteers to mentor young adult women as they journey to achieve their GED and employment. Spanish speakers needed. Contact for volunteer opportunities. www.womentotheworld.org

Kidstuff Districtwide Open House Attend an open house for the Clarke County Schools. Elementary Schools, Jan. 12. Middle Schools, Jan. 15. High Schools, Jan. 13. RSVP. www.clarke.k12.ga.us Make a Movie (ACC Library) Teens ages 11–18 will be guided through creating a short film together. Tuesdays through January, 4:30– 5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, plewis@athenslibrary.org Performing Arts Classes (Memorial Park) In “Beginning Acting Workshop,” young actors ages 8–12 will use monologues, skits and improvisation to explore drama. Register in advance. Thursdays, Jan. 14–Feb. 18, 4:30– 5:30 p.m. $83 (ACC residents), $124.50 (non-residents). www. athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

Sportstime (Multiple Locations) Now registering. Players will be introduced to basketball, football, golf, kickball, lacrosse, soccer and other sports. Ages 3–4. Thursdays, Jan. 28–Feb. 25 (Lay Park) or Fridays, Jan. 29–Feb. 26 (East Athens Community Center). www. athensclarkecounty.com/leisure The Heroines Club (1161 Long Rd.) This monthly mother-daughter empowerment circle is based on the sharing of real-life heroines and women’s history. The “Little Sisters” Circle is for ages 7–10. The Big Sisters” Circle is for ages 11–14. Visit website for a schedule of future meetings. $25. www.themother daughternest.com Youth Sports Program Registration (Multiple Locations) Now registering. Youth basketball for ages 6–13 at East Athens Community Center. Jan. 12–Feb. 20. $65–98. Tennis for ages 5–16 at the Athens-Clarke County Tennis Center and Bishop Park. Feb. 22–Mar. 31. $50–140. www.athens clarkecounty.com/leisure

Support Groups Alanon (540 Prince Ave.) Alanon: a 12-step recovery program for those affected by someone else’s drinking. Noon to evening meetings on most days. FREE! www.ga-al-anon.org Alcoholics Anonymous (Athens, GA) If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. 706-389-4164, www.athensaa.org Amputee Support Group (ACC Library) All are welcome. Meets every first Thursday of the month. Contact Reyna, 706-498-4313

art around town AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Watercolor paintings of local scenes by Jamie Calkin. Through January. ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) New paintings by Mary Porter, Greg Benson, Chatham Murray, Candle Brumby, Lana Mitchell and more. ART ON THE SIDE GALLERY AND GIFTS (17 N. Main St., Watkinsville) A gallery featuring works by various artists in media including ceramics, paintings and fused glass. ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) In the Myers Gallery, view “Living in History” by Aaron Hequembourg. Through Jan. 22. • In the Harrison Center for the Arts & Preschool’s Lobby Gallery, “Mentor/Mentee” features the work of professors and students from UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. Through May 20. BENDZUNAS GLASS (89 W. South Ave., Comer) The family-run studio has been creating fine art glass for almost 40 years. CINÉ BARCAFE (234 W. Hancock Ave.) “All Walks” by Jennifer Hartley depicts portraits of dog walkers and their canine companions walking through their neighborhoods. Through Jan. 18. CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) “Stirred Fiction” features paintings by Corrine Colarusso. Opening reception Jan. 14. Through Feb. 26. THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) In Classic Gallery I, “Hello, Neighbor” features artwork by Terry Rowlett, Michelle Fontaine, René Shoemaker and Michael Ross. In Classic Gallery II, “Tableau” features works by Mary Ruth Moore, Michael Oliveri, Ally White and Otto Lange. CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) Fabric design by Maddie Zerkel and prints by Michael Levine. Through Jan. 13. DONDERO’S KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Artwork by Jackie Methe. Through January. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Gayle Smith. Through January. 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 Matt Alston, John Cleaveland, Peter Loose, Michael Pierce, Cheri Wranosky and more. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Annelie Klein. Through January. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Georgia’s Girlhood Embroidery: ‘Crowned with Glory and Immortality.’” Through Feb. 28. • “George Segal: Everyday Apparitions.” Through Mar. 6. • In the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, “Twists and Turns: Sculptures by Alice Aycock” includes two sculptures, “Waltzing Matilda” and “Twin Vortexes.” Through Sept. 4. GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Scatterfield” by Zane Cochran is a large-scale interactive installation with 3,000 LEDs capable of producing

Emotions Anonymous (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) A 12-step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Meets Sundays, 4–5 p.m. 706-202-7463, www.emotions anonymous.org Overeaters Anonymous (Multiple Locations) A 12-step program for everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Meetings are held on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at Princeton Methodist Church, Sundays at 3:30 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, and Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens. www.oa.org Project Safe (Athens, GA) Meetings for Warriors: Hope & Healing from Domestic Violence Group are held every Tuesday, 6:30–8 p.m., with a dinner on the last Tuesday of each month. Meetings for the New Beginnings Support Group are held every Monday, 6:30–8 p.m., with a dinner on the last Monday of the month. Childcare provided during sessions. Call for assistance. 24-hour crisis hotline: 706-543-3331. Teen texting line: 706-765-8019. Business: 706-549-0922. Meeting information: 706-613-3357, ext. 772. www. project-safe.org S-Anon (Cornerstone Church) S-Anon is a support group for family and friends of sexaholics, based on the 12 steps of AA. sunday. afternoons.sanon@gmail.com, www.sanon.org SLPAA (Campus View Church of Christ) Sex, Love and Pornography Addicts Anonymous is a 12-step program for sexually compulsive behaviors. Every Monday, 7:30–8:30 p.m. 706-372-8642

The Legacy Circle: A Monthly Women’s Empowerment Journey (The Mother-Daughter Nest, 1161 Long Rd.) Practice the art of sacred self-care and support your own personal growth. Eight women participate in sacred circling the first Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. $15. www.themotherdaughternest. com

On The Street Bridge (Athens Bridge Center) Open Duplicate Bridge Games are held Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 1 p.m. Non-Life Master (Beginner) Duplicate Bridge Games are held Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Party Bridge is held Thursdays at 1 p.m. Games $5. 706-248-4809 Ice Skating (The Classic Center) The Classic Center will offer ice skating in the outdoor pavilion Jan. 26–Feb. 28. $10–12. www.classic center.com Ripple Effect Film Project (Athens, GA) Filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience are invited to create original short films about water conservation and water stewardship. Finalists’ films will be screened at the Blue Carpet Premiere on Mar. 19. Visit website for official rules and entry form. $1,000 in cash prizes. Deadline Feb. 6. www.ripple effectfilmproject.org Senior Adult Trips (Rocksprings Community Center) “Atlanta Home Show Trip” is an annual home show sharing decorating tips and home improvement ideas. Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Trips depart and return to Rocksprings Park. For ages 55 & up. 706-613-3602, www.athens clarkecounty.com/leisure f

over 16 million different colors. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Ansley Sproull. Through Jan. 24. HENDERSHOT’S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Ruth Allen. Through January. JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Silk wall hangings and paintings by Margaret Agner. Through February. LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) In the third floor galleries, “La Mosta” presents artwork created by students and faculty during their sojourn at UGA’s residential center in Cortona, Italy during the 2015 spring, summer and fall programs. Closing reception Jan. 23. • New York-based artist Rashaad Newsome presents a video documenting his performance at SF MoMA, “Shade Compositions,” which explores notions of “throwing shade.” Through Jan. 27. LOWERY IMAGING GALLERY (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Danielsville) The gallery features paper and canvas giclee prints by Athens artists as well as artists’ renderings of Athens. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) “IMAGINE: Art Works by Students of the Clarke County School District.” Through Jan. 17. • “Visions of MLK” combines poetry and visual art. Jan. 15–22. Reception Jan. 17. • In the Lounge Gallery, view cut paper and collaged drawings by Adrienne Kitchens. Through Feb. 1. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Watercolors by Jo Vaughn. Through Jan. 24. RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Seeing Georgia: Changing Visions of Tourism and the Modern South” includes photos, postcards, artifacts and other ephemera representing six Georgia tourism sites with histories of political and cultural battles. Through July. SEWCIAL STUDIO (2500 W. Broad St. #305) Hand-dyed art quilts by Anita Heady. Rust and over-dyed fabric on canvas by Bill Heady. SIPS (1390 Prince Ave.) Artwork in watercolor, pastel and mixed media by retired artist and teacher Jack D. Burk. Through January. SWEET SPOT STUDIO GALLERY (160 Tracy St., Mercury A.I.R.) The gallery presents paintings, ceramics, sculpture, drawings, furniture, folk art and jewelry from artists including Fain Henderson, Michelle Dross, Veronica Darby, John Cleaveland, Rebecca Wood, Nikita Raper, Natalia Zuckerman, Briget Darryl Ginley, Jack Kashuback, Barret Reid, Camille Hayes, Jason Whitley and Ken Hardesty. • “Deep” features new paintings of coastal seas, shipwrecks, sea creatures and beaches by Veronica Darby. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) “Memorias: Paintings by Julio Mejia” includes large-scale abstract oil paintings associated with memories and emotions. Jan. 19–Feb. 24. Closing reception Feb. 24. WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Watercolor images by Jamie Calkin and metal works by Leonard Piha. THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Permanent artists include RA Miller, Chris Hubbard, Travis Craig, Michelle Fontaine, Dan Smith, Greg Stone and more. • Photography by Tobin Russell. Through Feb. 6.

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Services Cleaning Peachy Green Clean Co-op, your local friendly Green Clean! Free estimates w/ rates as low as $39. (706) 248-4601, peachy greencleancoop.com.

She said, “My house is a wreck.” I said, “That’s what I do!” House cleaning, help w/ organizing, pet mess. Local, Independent and Earth Friendly. Text or call Nick for a quote (706) 851-9087.

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Jobs Full-time Front Desk and Housekeeping needed. Should be flex. for all 3 shifts and 7 days. Wingate, 255 North Ave. Apply in person, bring resume. 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m., M–F. Mr. Singh. Line/Prep Cooks Needed.The Georgia Center has several positions available 20–40 hrs./week. Pay DOE/Minimum 3 years in full service restaurant. Email resumes to robh@uga. edu. Flagpole Classifieds is the best kept secret in town! Pass it on!


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Found: Silver ring with oval-set gem stone. Dropped on Prince Ave. Turned in and held at the Flagpole front desk. 220 Prince Ave. (706) 549-0301.

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and you can do a zillion times better. Men My boyfriend of almost two years asked like him die alone. Let him. me to lose weight about a year ago because he wanted me to be healthier. He also told me that I am a handsome, 35-year-old man, and she he just wasn’t attracted to me at that weight. is the girl I wished for. We’ve been together a Fast forward a year later, and I have lost 20 pounds. I am the skinniest I have ever been and year and a half. When we first met, both of us worked until my summer happy with the weight I job ended two months am at, but my boyfriend Dump him the second later. She continued workstill wants me to lose more. (I’m a size 8 now.) I you read these words, ing for six months, taking care of bills while I took tried explaining that I am then continue reading. care of our house and having a hard time losing transported her to and more now that I am in from work. If I was sleeping when she left, she grad school. He says he is more attracted to me would get upset, and I understood. and loves me, but we rarely have sex. Should Like a man with an answered prayer, I I tell him to back off or should just keep at it? landed three jobs in three weeks, and I’m still I love him, but I just don’t feel sexy or pretty employed with the third one. I really want to anymore. It’s Just a Little Baby Fat marry my love, and so does she, but now the tables have turned, and she sleeps when I leave for work. I get upset and become the bad guy. Dearest Baby Phat—which I am going Being 22 years old, she should understand my to call you because grown women cannot have baby fat; they have adult bodies, which feelings, and I should be mature. Bonita, how do I act and not react? I’m pushing her away, your boyfriend doesn’t seem to understand and I don’t want to. I made her cry before I or accept—DUMP HIM. Dump him the second you read these words, then continue noticed she loved me. reading. She’s too young for you. Don’t get me Dump him because he is telling you to wrong: I’m into May-December romances, lose more weight even though your acabut only when both people are securely into demic schedule is very demanding right adulthood. Only someone who is four years now, which shows he doesn’t value your out of high school would expect her boo to future as much as he values fight off sleep just to send the way you look on her off to work. his arm. Dump him You obviously because he says he’s saw how “more attracted” silly her to you now that

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you’re thinner, which I find to be a manipulative and controlling use of language. He’s nudging you towards a disorder by shitting on your self-image while using his love as a bargaining chip, and he’s also down for you screwing up your advanced degree in order to be what he thinks is attractive. (And if he really thought you were attractive, he’d be sleeping with you more.) This isn’t about your health or his love for you; this is about control. He enjoys controlling you. Take a moment and really think about your relationship with him. Question everything about it, and talk to a trusted friend who doesn’t know him. This guy sounds like a meathead who treats women like trophies,

demand was, but you heeded it, and now you’re being immature in return because you had to do a really dumb and inconvenient thing. Honestly? This is is a fake problem. You don’t love each other any less when you’re sleeping, right? This reminds me of when an old college friend would fall apart if her boyfriend didn’t send her a “good morning” text first thing in the morning and a “goodnight” text in the evening. Let your sleep schedules be what they are, and get ready for real problems, like accidental pregnancy or buying a home. I mean this with respect: This is an incredibly dumb thing to fight over in a relationship. f Need advice? Email advice@flagpole.com, or use the anonymous form at flagpole.com/getadvice.

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