Page 1

Colorbearer of Athens Rollin’ On Down the Road


FEBRUARY 3, 2016 · VOL. 30 · NO. 5 · FREE

d a e r p s Wid e c i n a  P

30 Years and Going Strong  p. 14

Bye, Alan p. 6 · Student Shuttles p. 8 · Central Prez p. 10 · Local Plays p. 13 · Whitey Morgan p. 20

Give the Gift of Urban Sanctuary

e g a s s s Ma

Buy Gift CertiďŹ cates Online, By Phone or In-Store

e l p u o C

e m i T a p S f o s r u o 2H e n i t n e l a V Your 706-613-3947


is in the air at Graduate Athens this Valentines Day.

valentine’s dinner + show packages

810 N. Chase St., Athens, GA 30601

The UGA Saturday Morning Club Don’t miss these great shows just for children ages four through twelve and their parents and grandparents.

sunday, february 14th

♼ dinner for two

♼ accomodations

♼ concert tickets to the 10th annual

valentine’s day performance by francine reed & java monkey

Visit for package details & reservations.





CORE Concert Dance Company New Dance Theatre 'FCSVBSZta.m.

this week’s issue


Clay Chastain

Lunch, Dinner & Weekend Brunch


Wine Tasting Italian Wines




University Theatre presents Fires in the Mirror, a play chronicling the 1991 race riots in Brooklyn, this week. See Theater Notes on p. 13 for more.


table of contents Pub Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Movie Reviews . . . . . . . . 19 Capitol Impact . . . . . . . . . . 5 Flick Skinny . . . . . . . . . . 19 This Modern World . . . . . . 5 The Calendar . . . . . . . . . 20 City Dope . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Bulletin Board . . . . . . . . . 26

Eureka California

Apartment Shuttles . . . . . . 8 Adopt Me . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

'BWPSJUF0VUEPPS%JOJOH ¿BHQPMF Favorites 2016 Vote at



Corner of Chase and Boulevard

Central Presbyterian . . . . 10 Art Around Town . . . . . . . 27

from the blogs

Theater Notes . . . . . . . . . 13 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

 HOMEDRONE: Hear the new single from Athens band Eureka California’s upcoming album.  CULTURE BRIEFS: Designer Natalie Chanin gave a fascinating lecture on sustainable fashion last week as part of the Athens Fashion Collective’s Georgia Sewn expo and the Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative. ⋔ GRUB NOTES: Find out how to get a free calzone from D.P. Dough.

athens power rankings: FEB. 1–8 1. Alan Reddish  2. John Bell Hood 3. AthFest Educates 4. Space Kroger 5. Bob Bohler Athens Power Rankings are posted each Monday on the In the Loop blog on

Widespread Panic . . . . . . 14 Crossword . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Gláss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Sudoku . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Threats & Promises . . . . . 17 Local Comics . . . . . . . . . 30 Record Review . . . . . . . . 17 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 EDITOR & PUBLISHER Pete McCommons ADVERTISING DIRECTOR & PUBLISHER Alicia Nickles PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Larry Tenner ADVERTISING SALES Anita Aubrey, Jessica Pritchard Mangum, Carey McLaughlin MANAGING EDITOR & MUSIC EDITOR Gabe Vodicka CITY EDITOR Blake Aued ARTS EDITOR & DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Jessica Smith CLASSIFIEDS & OFFICE MANAGER Stephanie Rivers AD DESIGNER Kelly Hart CARTOONISTS Lee Gatlin, Missy Kulik, David Mack, Jeremy Long ADOPT ME Special Agent Cindy Jerrell STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Joshua L. Jones CONTRIBUTORS Bonita Applebum, Andy Barton, Lauren Blais, Dina Canup, Tom Crawford, John Huie, Gordon Lamb, T. Ballard Lesemann, Rebecca McCarthy, Chad Radford, Drew Wheeler CIRCULATION Charles Greenleaf, Emily Armond, Will Donaldson, Marie Uhler WEB DESIGNER Kelly Hart EDITORIAL INTERNS Madeline Bates, Katharine Khoury, Maria Lewczyk COVER PHOTOGRAPH of Widespread Panic by Andy Tennille (see feature story on p. 14)

 reader feedback  “Not only are Complete Streets policies good for economic development, they can also help with public health issues like heart disease and childhood obesity as well as provide crucial infrastucture for the elderly, people with disabilities, and kids who want to walk or bike to school safely.” — Elliott Caldwell

STREET ADDRESS: 220 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30601 MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 1027, Athens, GA 30603 EDITORIAL: 706-549-9523 · ADVERTISING: 706-549-0301 · FAX: 706-548-8981 CLASSIFIED ADS: ADVERTISING: CALENDAR: EDITORIAL:


Flagpole, Inc. publishes Flagpole Magazine weekly and distributes 14,500 copies free at over 275 locations around Athens, Georgia. Subscriptions cost $70 a year, $40 for six months. © 2016 Flagpole, Inc. All rights reserved.


Association of Alternative Newsmedia

WE DO HAIR 70 6 -39 5 - 6633

Free Initial Consultation


Member of the Bar of the US Supreme Court since 1976

Catastrophic Injury Cases Wrongful Death Auto Accidents · Drug Cases DUI · Personal Injury Credit Card Debt Defense Social Security Disability Cases 220 College Ave. Ste. 612 • Athens, GA

(706) 353-1360





pub notes

Seduction of the Innocents And Other Stories Up in the Old Hotel


By Pete McCommons

BEAT THE COMPETITION TO MARKET! Together we’ll make a plan... and you’ll be in the most capable hands in the business.

Joe Polaneczky... More than a Realtor

Cell: 706-224-7451 · Office: 706-316-2900 ASSAF GAVRON

Israeli Author and Translator “The Hilltop: An Israeli Author’s Perspective”

in the Georgian and back before that of the Sunday evening smorgasbord that attracted a bunch of really heavy eaters from nearby Greensboro, who had never heard that word before but took all-you-can-eat to frightening new heights unheard of by my Aunt

Terrell Austin is playing Mrs. Robinson in Town & Gown’s production of The Graduate this weekend and next. (See Theater Notes on p. 13.) Terrell is familiar at Town & Gown as an actor and a director, and she is a (hyper)active participant in many community activities as well as being a mother and a wife and a fitness enthusiast. This season, Town & Gown wanted to do some plays that would make people flock to the theater, and The Graduate should do that. The play is based on the movie, which was based on the novel, so what you see will be familiar but quite different. Versatile T&G veteran Bryn Adamson directs a well cast group of actors. Multiinstrumentalist Michael Wegner plays Simon and Garfunkel songs from the movie. My wife, Gay Griggs McCommons, is an assistant director, but that of course does not color my judgment in predicting that The Graduate will sell out fast. The other AD is three-time Flagpole cover guy Nathan Altman. The Graduate runs Friday, Patrick Dudley is Ben, and Terrell Austin is Mrs. Robinson in Town & Saturday and Sunday Gown’s The Graduate. (matinee) this weekend and Thursday–Sunday (matinee) next weekend. Nelly McCommons Bryant, when a generaTicket info is available at townandgowntion earlier she dined in the Palm Room at, and, yes, they take plastics. the Georgian Hotel. The short-lived herald of the Athens music scene, Tasty World, was published from a couple of upstairs rooms during the early ‘80s, when the Georgian was a decayEverybody has memories of the ing wreck above the ground floor. Trash, Georgian ballroom. When we were in there rubble, dangling wires and dust added to recently for the celebration of the unithe bombed-out decor that came with the fied government’s 25th anniversary, Doc cheap rent. Eldridge remarked to me that his wedding Hurrah for South Restaurant + Bar for reception was there. You can multiply that their plans to bring back this jewel of a by half the people in Athens, plus people all community landmark. Here’s to lots more over the state who attended fraternity and communal memories to come, when the sorority dances and dinners there. ballroom is restored. Now, South Kitchen + Bar is going to restore the ballroom and begin using it again for community events. Lindsey Kayal, director of marketing and events for South Kitchen + Bar, would love to hear Now that UGA retirees are living in the stories about the old ballroom (lindsey@ brave new world of DYI health insurance, And meanwhile, the The Grumpy Retiree Facebook page conAthens-Clarke Heritage Foundation held tinues to function as the only user-driven a “last look” party Monday evening for its clearinghouse for sharing information members to see the old ballroom one more about coping with the new retiree insurance time and get a sneak preview of restorauniverse. Joe Wisenbaker, the grumpy guy tion plans from Zack Brendel of Oneta himself, shares his experiences in trying Woodworks. The Foundation is always to make the new system work, and a lot doing fun things like that, and you can easof fellow retirees chime in with their own ily join them at problems and insights. It’s worth keeping People of my generation have happy an eye on The Grumpy Retiree. You are not memories of Friends Restaurant and Bar alone. f

The Georgian Ballroom Lives Again

UGA Department of Comparative Literature 2nd Annual Betty Jean Craige Lecture

Remember The Grumpy Retiree

Thursday, February 4 at 4pm UGA Chapel



Bringing the World to Georgia and Georgia to the World

Kelly Doyle-Mace

Hello, Mrs. Robinson


capitol impact

Re-Fighting the Civil War State Legislators Remain Stuck in the Past By Tom Crawford You may have the impression that the Civil War ended sometime around 1865, after the Confederate armies stacked their weapons, the soldiers went back to their homes, and the Southern states were re-admitted into the Union. It would be entirely reasonable to think that, but in some areas of the Georgia capitol, it would also be a big mistake. Today, more than 150 years after Robert E. Lee surrendered to U.S. Grant at Appomattox, battles continue to rage between some of our state legislators over the late unpleasantness and how it should be remembered. In Georgia and all over the South, we’re still having squabbles over the display of the Confederate battle emblem and whether statues of Confederate generals and leaders have a rightful place in any public area. The “generalâ€? in this latest conflict is a balding, retired history teacher, state Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson), who has often displayed his fondness for the “lost causeâ€? of the Confederate States of America. During his 12 years in the House, Benton has made numerous speeches about historical figures of the Civil War. “I think what they tried to do was very noble,â€? he told one reporter in a typical comment. Benton’s sympathies for the Confederacy and its associated causes have never been a secret to the capitol crowd. But he now finds himself in the middle of a raging controversy for restating his well-worn opinions in several media interviews last week. In the interviews, Benton reiterated his belief that the Ku Klux Klan “was not so much a racist thing but a vigilante thing to keep law and order‌ It made a lot of people straighten up. I’m not saying what they did

was right. It’s just the way things were.� Benton also claimed that the Civil War “was not fought over slavery,� an assertion that is not held by most serious historians who’ve written about that conflict. Benton’s words aggravated a legislative conflict that has been going on this session with state Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta), a black Democrat. Fort has introduced a bill that would prohibit the designation of any state holidays honoring the Confederacy. He and other black lawmakers have said it’s time the state stopped paying tribute to the Confederacy at Stone Mountain Park. Benton introduced a bill that would require the reinstatement of Robert E. Lee’s birthday and Confederate Memorial Day as state holidays. He sponsored another measure that would preserve the Confederate memorials at Stone Mountain Park. Benton compared Fort to a Muslim terrorist: “That’s no better than what ISIS is doing, destroying museums and monuments.� Fort replied: “I’m not going to respond to anyone who’s an apologist for the Klan and for slavery.� Nikema Williams, first vice chair of the Georgia Democratic Party, accused Benton of “spewing the kind of half-witted hatred that divides. Benton should be ashamed and his party should denounce him.� Better Georgia, a progressive organization, called for House Speaker David Ralston to remove Benton from his post as a committee chairman. “His defense of the KKK ignores a grave and dark history of violence and racism in Georgia,� Executive Director Bryan Long said. I doubt there will be any changes in the level of hostilities among lawmakers. We’ve kept on fighting the Civil War for 150 years. Why stop now? f



with brands like Vince, J. Crew, Tibi, etc.



any purchase of $30 or more LOCATED IN BOTTLEWORKS 0RINCE!VEs!THENS '!






697 S. Milledge Ave. Suite 101



Hours: Tue. & Fri. 10am-6pm Wed. & Thurs. 10am-7pm Sat. 10am-2pm by appointment


WUGA the



91.7 |||||||| 97.9 fm

Expanded Local News with Alexia Ridley

706-542-9842 Your Oasis for Ideas and the Arts WUGA is a broadcast service of the University of Georgia




For Weekend Events & Full Menu, like us on Facebook or follow us @kumquat_mae on Instagram




city dope

A Permanent Vacation for Manager Reddish Plus, School ‘Reform’ and the Legislature’s Latest Shenanigans By Blake Aued and John Huie Athens-Clarke County Manager Alan Reddish is retiring, but after 35 years in local government, he’s not about to go cold turkey. “You just don’t lay all that down immediately and walk away,” he told Flagpole. He’s “going to try to do a little part-time work that’s related to government,” and has a couple of possibilities in mind. He will continue to live in Athens. Before signing on as ACC’s manager, Reddish was associate director of UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Before that (and after graduating from UGA), he managed governments in Albany and his native Jesup. His long-running tenure managing Athens’ unified government has gone smoothly, Reddish says, partly because the 10-member elected commission has never overstepped its bounds—for example, by trying to dictate his decisions about hiring or firing employees. Working as manager in ACC, Reddish said he’s found citizens here much more involved than in most places—and he, in turn, has come to value citizen input more than he once did. “This is a place where you do have a lot of opportunity to be heard, and to change things,” he said. For many years Reddish has also taught University of Georgia students in public administration, and nowadays more students than ever want to go into local government, rather than state or federal. “I think they’ve figured out that’s where things happen: at the local level,” he said. Running for public office doesn’t tempt him, Reddish said, but he has “great respect” for those who do and wishes more would—but to represent all citizens, not just a single issue or neighborhood. Sometimes candidates run on single issues, he said, but “when they get here, they find the complexity of local government is far beyond those particular concerns… and sometimes they can’t seem to step away


Boarding · Digital X-Ray Acupuncture · Chiropractic · Laser Surgery

1150 Mitchell Bridge Rd. 706-546-7879 · Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-6pm Saturday 8am-1pm



from that.” Today it’s easy for citizens to contact their commissioners; still, “there are a lot of people out there who, for whatever reason, don’t get involved in the conversation,” and the issues a commissioner hears a lot about may seem more significant in the larger community than they really are. And state legislators sometimes get too involved in issues of local government, Reddish said. “I wish

“I don’t think [local officials] mind being challenged,” he said. “I don’t think they want to be challenged in an uncivil or disrespectful way, and I think that happens on many occasions.” Besides working part-time, Reddish said he will hone his hobbies: woodturning, preserving jellies and jams and a new interest: drawing. [JH] School Takeover: For a group that is generally extremely skeptical of government, Georgia voters are oddly trusting when it comes to Constitutional amendments. With its super-vague ballot language about “chronically failing public schools” and “improv[ing] student performance,” SR 287, like most amendments, almost certainly will pass by a wide margin, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a really terrible idea. At least, that’s what educators (and most Democrats) will tell you. The referendum—on the ballot in November—would allow Gov. Nathan Deal to create an “Opportunity School District,” appointing an administrator (not the elected state school superintendent) to oversee up to 100 of the “worst” schools statewide, as defined by a rather opaque metric. One school that suddenly and mysteriously popped up on the list last year was Gaines Elementary here in Athens. Those schools have one thing in common: poverty. State Rep. Spencer Frye (D-Athens) calls it the “Occupy School District”— and it’s not about helping students, but lining the pockets of for-profit charter school chains, he believes. “This will give private companies local tax dollars to run our schools,” he said at a separate forum organized by the Clarke County Democratic Committee. The legislation is modeled after “school reform” experiments in places like New Orleans, Tennessee and Michigan. Another panelist, Marc Ginsberg, the Clarke County School District teacher of the year, said he was intrigued by New Orleans’ transformation a few years ago, but when he went down for a job interview, he came away… less than impressed. “It sounds great,” he said, but “it was one the most disorganized train wrecks I’d ever seen.” At the heart of the “school reform” movement are two things: schools run privately with public dollars, and teachers who are paid based at least in part on their students’ test scores. Deal has also proposed “merit pay” for teachers, though he’s backed off for the time being.

Gone Fishin’ — Alan

they’d focus their efforts on trying to solve problems at the state level and not try to be so involved in everything that happens all over the state.” Politics is “part of our system,” yet candidates are “criticized for everything they’ve ever said or done,” he said. Local government is not led by professional politicians, he said, but by citizens willing to serve, “and we have fewer people who are willing to do that.

The Assembly Line: Here’s what the Georgia General Assembly’s been up to lately. Your government at work, folks.




Tuesday Drag with The Kourtesans $

9pm-Midnight 5 Suggested Donation

Jk[iZWO"<[XhkWhO/ M[Zd[iZWO"<[XhkWhO'&



Voted one of

Athens’ Favorite Realtors

Official Unofficial Before & After Party )B7=KD?J7I?F7ZH7<JI7BBM;;A


±425#+²9/523%,& ).4/"!2'! ).#%,%"2!4)/./&4(%$2)6% "9425#+%23 !4'%/2')!4(%!42%

'+/M[ijYbWOjedijh[[j ef[d(fc#(Wc Next to GA Heights & Across from Waffle House

• Tommy Benton, a retired history teacher and longtime Republican state representative from just up the road in Jefferson, made headlines by declaring that the Ku Klux Klan wasn’t so bad after all. Benton, who has introduced bills to protect Confederate monuments and make Robert E. Lee’s birthday a state holiday again, told the AJC that the Klan “was not so much a racist thing, but a vigilante thing to keep law and order… It made a lot of people straighten up.” Oh, and the Civil War wasn’t about slavery, either. Better Georgia, the Athens-based progressive group, is making hay out of Benton’s views, calling on House Speaker David Ralston to disavow them and take away Benton’s committee chairmanship.

2 Years in a row! VOTE TO MAKE IT 3! 8 * /2014/ & 3 -




We are ready to sell you a house.






• The Georgia Craft Brewers Guild and alcohol wholesalers cut a deal to loosen regulations on breweries offering beer directly to the public. Georgia is among the last states in the country that does not allow breweries to sell beer directly to the public, and breweries say that puts Georgia at a disadvantage for jobs and expansion in the industry. The legislature passed a law last year giving them a bit of an end-around the Prohibition-era three-tier distribution system, but the Department of Revenue essentially overruled it after secret meetings with the powerful wholesalers’ lobby. Many breweries weren’t particularly happy with the deal, so expect them to continue to push for liberalization next year and beyond. • The “Campus Carry” bill is back. Higher-education administrators successfully lobbied to remove a provision allowing guns on college campuses from the sweeping gun-rights law passed in 2014, but numerous legislators, including Ralston, have signed on to a standalone bill. If it passes, anyone who is 21 or older and has a firearms license could carry a gun on the University of Georgia campus, except into dormitories and fraternity and sorority houses or at athletic events. [BA] f

Daniel Peiken,

`[bbei^eji Wbbj^[j?c[


• House Appropriations Committee members grilled University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby about the 9 percent tuition hike at UGA last year during budget hearings earlier this month. The increase helped fund 5 percent raises for faculty and staff who hadn’t seen a bump since 2008. “If we don’t increase pay for our best faculty, we’re going to lose our best faculty,” Huckaby told the committee. “If we lose our best faculty, we’re not going to make our obligation to have an educated and prepared workforce.” If legislators don’t like the tuition hikes, they can look in the mirror: They’re the ones who failed to adequately fund higher education for years, leaving the Board of Regents with little choice. Gov. Nathan Deal’s 2017 budget does include an extra $44 million (and 3 percent raises) for higher ed. The Board of Regents will set tuition rates in May, and Huckaby said such a big jump isn’t likely again.

7j^[diÉ Zemdjemd d[?]^Xeh^eeZ


As school board member Sarah Ellis said, most of the politicians who back such plans send their kids to private school. “Why do we trust them to make decisions for our public schools?” she said. “They think it’s beneath them.” Teachers have been political punching bags dating back at least to the Roy Barnes administration. They’ve dealt with budget cuts, pay cuts and furlough days. A recent state Department of Education survey found that morale is low, and 47 percent of teachers quit within five years. One can hardly blame them. “It’s a beleaguered profession that’s been told the past two decades—the past decade, I should say—that we stink; we’re horrible; we can’t get the job done,” retired CCSD teacher Beth Tatum said. Ellis wondered how the governor’s appointee will be able to tap into 100 different communities and figure out what they need or recruit teachers. “To engage parents, you need teachers who stay a long time, live in communities and develop relationships,” Ginsberg said. You also need funding for pre-K and programs to stabilize students’ home lives, Frye said. And quit messing with the standards, Tatum added. “It seems like every time we get halfway through reform, administration changes, and we scrap it,” she said. “It’s frustrating. Teachers are exhausted.” [BA]















feature The Lodge is one of seven student apartment complexes in Athens that run their own private shuttles, taking away fare-paying customers from the public Athens Transit system.

A Tale of Two Transit Systems Students Have a Choice, but It Could Lead to Cuts for the Rest of Us By Lauren Blais


slow-moving river of cars and buses winds around junior Brittany Minnick as she sits on a metal bench outside Joe Frank Harris Commons. It’s the last day of classes for the fall semester at the University of Georgia, and bumper-to-bumper traffic inches through East Campus Village with the sound of brakes squealing as cars stop and go. Three red, black and white UGA buses roar into the circular loading area as Minnick pulls out a thick stack of white and pink flash cards: 300 vocabulary terms for her Spanish final. She always just misses her apartment complex’s 1:20 p.m. shuttle, so she’ll study while waiting for it to return in about 25 minutes. Minnick lives at The Lodge on North Avenue, about a mile away from North Campus and downtown, or two and half miles from East Campus Village, where she waits now for the shuttle. She could walk, pay for parking or take a public bus run by Athens Transit, but she likes the private shuttle. She doesn’t have to worry about the weather or navigating traffic, there’s no additional cost, and it’s a direct route on a bus with other students, people like her. “It’s just a really convenient amenity to have in an apartment complex in this area,” she says. In fact, Minnick considers the private shuttle a necessity. Next year, she’s planning to move to The Connection off Atlanta Highway, which also has a shuttle. As Athens-Clarke County conducts a study on how various transit options in Athens can fit together more efficiently, private shuttles run by student apartment complexes are under scrutiny. Over the past two years, Athens Transit’s ridership has declined along some routes, a few of which the bus system extended to student complexes at the request of the complexes themselves, according to Director Butch McDuffie. “All of a sudden they’re running



their own shuttles, and people aren’t getting on our buses,” he says. Managers and representatives of student apartment complexes say the students want the shuttles, and that they’re trying to compete with other student complexes, not Athens Transit. “We’re a supporter of the local transit system,” says Steve Messer, regional supervisor with Asset Campus Housing. The Connection, a local student complex in his portfolio, staggers its schedule with Athens Transit’s routes 20 and 21. “We’re not trying to duplicate service,” he says. Sitting outside Joe Frank Harris Commons and going through flashcards, Minnick isn’t thinking about how complicated the issue of transportation is for a small city with a big university, two transit systems and now private shuttles. At the moment, she’s got 300 Spanish terms to review as she waits for her shuttle amidst the slow-moving sludge of afternoon traffic.

Transportation Choices With the explosion of new student apartments downtown, McDuffie says it makes sense that complexes are providing shuttles. He understands the need to compete with residences that are walkable to campus, shopping and nightlife. “The downside of that, though, is that many of these properties have come to us in the past and asked us to increase service to them,” he says, “and now they’re providing vans and shuttles, and we’ve lost that ridership.” As an amenity, the cost of private shuttles is embedded into rent at the apartment complexes that offer them. Because of this, UGA students often don’t realize that they are paying twice for transportation—once through student transportation fees and again through their rental agreements, McDuffie says. UGA pays a discounted bulk rate to Athens Transit for each ride taken by

affiliated students, faculty and staff. The money comes from general parking fees and semester transportation fees. Students don’t perceive that they are paying to ride when they swipe their IDs to board a bus, but these card swipes mean dollars for Athens Transit. When students with UGA take private shuttles instead of public buses, McDuffie says, Athens Transit notices the loss in fare revenue. Seven student apartment complexes provide some form of private shuttle service; previously Athens Transit thought there were as many as 13. Four of these confirmed that they provide day service: Athens Ridge; Abbey West; The Lodge, where Minnick lives; and The Connection, where she will move next year. Brittney Belt, a third-year advertising major, takes The Connection’s private shuttle every day. It wasn’t her intent to use the shuttle so much; she missed the deadline to register for a campus parking pass. But Belt doesn’t limit her options to the private shuttle. If buses for routes 20 or 21 will get her home faster, she’ll take those instead of waiting on a shuttle. Though she doesn’t use Athens Transit as much, she likes being able to swipe her UGA card and hop on a bus. “I think that it’s a good option here,” she says. “Especially for people who don’t have cars or people like me who don’t like to waste gas.” Abbey West on Epps Bridge Parkway is another complex that ultimately began to offer a private shuttle after Athens Transit extended routes to reach students there. Morgan Ewton, a sophomore majoring in dietetics, sees the shuttle as an economically and environmentally friendly way to get to UGA. “If I have the option to take my car or the shuttle, I usually take the shuttle,” she says. ”It’s better on gas, the environment and overall convenience.” While Ewton doesn’t use Athens Transit as much as the shuttle, sometimes she’ll use public transit to get around town; for

example, taking route 12 to get to her boyfriend’s place. “People are people; they are going to use whatever form of transit is easiest,” says Tyler Dewey, executive director of BikeAthens. Dewey says transit planning has been playing identity politics, as officials and planners create solutions based on the idea that people have one mode of transportation, such as the car driver or the transit rider, the city bus rider or the shuttle taker. “It might just come down to convenience,” Dewey says.

Private Amenities Not everyone thinks students will choose public transit, even if it is the quickest way from one place to the next. “If they feel like they are riding a public bus, then they aren’t going to ride it,” says Shawn Regan, regional supervisor with Asset Campus Housing, which manages The Lodge. The Lodge, which is serviced during the day by Athens Transit routes 1, 3 and 24, began running its own private shuttle service in April 2013. “Our residents asked for it,” General Manager Helen Williams says, adding that there were no rent increases to pay for the shuttle. But student requests are not usually how shuttle service becomes part of an amenity package. “Generally, we’ll advise property owners on whether it’s necessary for that property in that market,” Regan says. The current owner of The Lodge purchased the complex in 2015, after the private shuttle became an amenity. Normally a property as close to campus as The Lodge is to UGA would not get a private shuttle, but the campus parking situation makes it worthwhile to offer, Regan says. He and his colleagues will also look at the public transit that’s available, where it goes, its branding and how students feel

Joshua L. Jones


about it. Transit that goes directly into complexes rather than stopping at the entrance is favorable, he says, and so are routes that go straight to campus. Buses and routes that play on UGA themes, colors and mascots make the students feel more comfortable with taking transit, he says. Though Athens Transit has a stop just outside the complex, its large, plain white buses cannot go inside The Lodge’s front gates, because that’s private property. If Minnick took Athens Transit, she would have to transfer at the Multimodal Transportation Center to a second bus or walk to get to her final destination, either campus or her apartment at The Lodge. She has only ever taken the shuttle. Just before 1:50 p.m., The Lodge’s small 25-seat bus, skinned in red with giant photos of a pool and smiling students, pulls around the circle in front of East Campus Village. Minnick boards and immediately slides into the first seat behind the driver. “I always get on the front seat when I get on the bus,” she says. “It’s easier to sit up here.” Minnick is one of a half-dozen students on the shuttle this particular afternoon, the last day of fall classes. The shuttle makes its way through the UGA campus; its metal shell rattles loudly as the bus bounces over dips in the asphalt on the way to downtown. Minnick looks out the window, saying she prefers watching traffic from her seat on the bus rather than dealing with student drivers on congested roads. The Lodge’s shuttle service is contracted out to Green Way Shuttles, based in St. Louis. Cory Scruton, a partner with the company, says it began nine years ago with a single shuttle handling three student complexes near the University of Missouri. Green Way Shuttles now provides service for complexes at 15 universities, including two near UGA: The Lodge on days and weekend nights and another Athens student complex, The Reserve, on weekend nights and game days. Scruton says his customers like the ability of their shuttles to drive into the complex instead of picking up residents outside. Private shuttles offer flexibility apartment complexes want, such as night service or special events as an add-on. “We will try to tailor whatever type of service to their needs,” he says. Green Way Shuttles will work with universities and cities on where their shuttles can stop, load and unload students. Scruton says sometimes there are concerns from city or campus transit about competition, but when it comes down to it, if the apartment complex feels their service is better, that is their decision. “It’s just a choice thing,” he says.

No Free Ride That choice has been costly to Athens Transit, which has seen the greatest drops in ridership from the three routes that pass The Lodge. According to Athens Transit data, UGA ridership fell by 80 percent from April 2013–April 2014 for routes 1 and 24. Those drops contributed to an 18 percent decrease in total ridership for route 1 and a 25 percent overall decrease for route 24. Another route that passes The Lodge in one direction, route 3, also lost riders. UGA ridership fell by 33 percent, contributing to a decline in total ridership of 13 percent in 2014. If shuttles are costing Athens Transit ridership, they are also costing the

apartment complexes that provide them. Regan with Asset Campus Housing and The Lodge says once an amenity is offered to residents, it’s difficult to take away; this is why adding a shuttle is carefully considered. And while Messer wouldn’t say how much it costs to run the shuttles at The Connection, he wouldn’t downplay the expense, either. “From a property standpoint, it’s not inexpensive to run one. It’s costly,” he says. “We shoulder that expense because it keeps us relevant and competitive in the market. And our residents like it.” Getting apartment complexes and Athens Transit together to negotiate route extensions is possible, but it’s also difficult and complicated when properties change hands every few years or so, McDuffie says. Furthering the complication, some complexes may be outside the Athens Transit service area altogether, but their private shuttles still have an impact. Athens Ridge, which opened in 2014, is just on the other side of the Oconee County line. Representatives of the complex approached Athens Transit about getting a stop on route 9, but the complex is out of the service area. “That’s why we did the shuttle system,” community assistant Kyla Lee says, “because we realize we are a little further off campus.” Athens Transit is in the middle of a yearlong study of its entire system and operating area. The study looks not only at origin points, but also destinations, according to Rachel Hatcher, senior planner and project manager with consulting firm RS&H, which is leading the study. Although Athens Ridge is in Oconee County, its ridership remains important. “Users will still impact services in the operating area,” she says. UGA ridership has a major impact on transportation choices in Athens. McDuffie says 60 percent of farebox revenue comes from people affiliated with UGA. Early results from RS&H’s study shows that 40 percent of daily Athens Transit ridership comes from just two routes, 12 and 14, which gather mostly student riders at complexes along Riverbend Road and the large Lakeside development. If ridership along student apartment complex routes falls due to students preferring their complex’s private shuttles, Athens Transit could decide to decrease service and invest in other routes. In addition to UGA folks who do take public transit, changes to routes that pass The Lodge would affect 90,000 trips made by non-UGA riders, or 77 percent of all ridership along routes 1, 3 and 24. These trips include students, staff and faculty going to and from Athens Technical College, which does not have a bulk fare discount deal with Athens Transit like UGA; riders pay out-of-pocket.



Tue-Sat 11am-10pm • Sun 11am-9pm Closed Mondays





to VOTE for the th

LAST ! athens E favorites C N A CH 6 annual ¿BHQPMF

Reader Picks

vote at

The End of the Road The little red shuttle pulls into The Lodge’s gates. Minnick and the half-dozen other passengers gather their books, bags and coats, seemingly unaware of the extent to which their living and transportation preferences are studied, predicted and provided for as consumers and as residents of Athens. For Minnick, that Spanish final is fast approaching. The shuttle empties, and a few more students get on. Soon the shuttle takes off, exiting onto North Avenue. Just outside the gates, the shuttle passes the covered Athens Transit stop outside the apartment complex, where no one is waiting. f




Joshua L. Jones


A House Divided An Athens Church Struggles with Changing Social Norms By Rebecca McCarthy


a squabble over ordaining gays and lesbians and whether they can marry in the church, a majority of active members at Central Presbyterian want to extricate themselves from the mainline Presbyterian denomination, the Presbyterian Church (USA), and join a more conservative one. Members may leave the PCUSA, but they won’t be taking the keys to the building, according to documents from the Northeast Georgia Presbytery. The Alps Road facilities and land are held in trust “for the use and benefit of the Presbyterian Church (USA),” according to the Northeast Georgia Presbytery, an association of 54 PCUSA churches. The property is valued at $3 million on the Clarke County tax rolls. According to the PCUSA, “When a congregation seeks to leave the Presbyterian Church (USA), it is breaking what is often a significant historic relationship; it is also departing from a fellowship in which its officers have participated, by whose polity they have pledged to be governed and with which many members may feel bonds of affection.” On Jan 24, a majority of the congregation voted to leave with its property and join ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. The ballot was reworded from the one created by the presbytery, which didn’t mention property. The 106-year-old Central Presbyterian has been on Alps Road since 1960, when it moved from a building where the Dunkin’ Donuts on North Milledge Avenue is Barnes. “I paid for that church, just like a long line of now. Presbyterians before me, and I, along with many other forPresbytery officials have said the vote doesn’t pertain to mer members, was made to feel there wasn’t a place for me the property, which remains in trust for the PCUSA. “The at Central.” Northeast Georgia Presbytery is in prayerful consideration, The PCUSA now allows gay seeking guidance as we work men and women to be ordained through these important issues,” I, along with many other former and serve as church leaders. says Rev. Travis Adams, the stated clerk of the presbytery. members, was made to feel there When it was proposed, the change didn’t sit well with A dustup in the Presbyterian wasn’t a place for me at Central. some at Central, including its Church isn’t unusual. It has a head minister, Rev. Bob Bohler. history of splinters. Theological During a meeting of the Northeast Georgia Presbytery, he and social issues—slavery, the ordination of women and voted against ordination of gay believers and urged his felstrict adherence to the Westminster Catechism—have low delegates to do the same. roiled the church. The current sticky issue at Central is the But a majority of presbyteries around the country larger church’s inclusion of gay believers as full members of approved the proposal, and in 2011 the PCUSA let churches Christ’s community. allow gay members to serve as elders. At Central, however, “I’m a cradle Presbyterian, but Central stopped being church leaders voted to keep the standard of ordination as a PCUSA church years ago,” says former member Sally

Yes, of course I’m voting for Honey’s for an appointment, call:

706-254-4008 Located in the Chase Street Warehouses 10


“fidelity in the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman or chastity in singleness.” Last year, with one word, the PCUSA sanctioned gay marriage, saying “marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman, to love and support each other for the rest of their lives.” The word is “traditionally.” In the PCUSA, the “session” is a group composed of elected elders and the ministers who govern the church. Central Presbyterian’s session says the change in marriage indicated a “point of no return” for the denomination. According to a letter sent by the session last September to Central church members, “We believe that it is the denomination that has changed. We have not left the PCUSA; it has left us. It has made a radical shift in theological direction.” Beside the changes in polity, there have been other changes at Central since Bohler arrived in 1999. The church

If you are in crisis due to domestic violence, Athens Regional Medical Center wants you to find help. When you are struggling to meet the demands of a controlling and jealous partner it is hard to plan for the future. Project Safe has advocates available to help you sort through what options are available to you, and how you can stay safe while you explore options. All services are free and confidential.


Hotline, 24 hours/day

Linea de crisis, las 24 horas del dia

building has been remodeled and expanded. A contemporary service precedes the traditional Sunday service. And an associate minister, Rev. Deb Trimpe, has been hired. Of great concern for longtime Central member Louis Boyd is that during the past few years at least 88 members, 34 of whom served as elders, have left Central. New members have joined, bringing the membership to about 300 adults and confirmed young people, as well as younger children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lost some real fine people, and there are still wonderful people here,â&#x20AC;? says Boyd, a retired UGA professor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really have felt so bad for those who had been members for 40â&#x20AC;&#x201C;60 years, raised children and saw them married in Central, and they left because of what was going on in the church.â&#x20AC;? Some members left over the issue of adult Sunday school classes. One class studied the Bible. Another read widely and discussed various topics that interested them. Another class touched on social issues, including Biblical scripture and history regarding homosexuality. Conflict over the classes erupted. According to a Presbytery report, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the flash point for the conflict was the adult Christian Education program and the latitude some teachers had taken with curricular and theological issues.â&#x20AC;? A team from the Presbytery talked with Central ministers, congregants and Sunday school teachers over 22 months. All adult Sunday school classes were eventually dissolved. New ones were later created. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Sunday school class had become like a family, and we prayed for each other and helped each other when things went badly,â&#x20AC;? says former member Jeani Goodwin, who taught a class for 11 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It hurt. You were made to divorce people who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be divorced.â&#x20AC;?


I think everyone regrets how it was handled, whether they stayed or left.

Central treasurer Jeff Dorfman says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think everyone regrets how it was handled, whether they stayed or left.â&#x20AC;? In its September letter to the congregation, the Central session said it feels that ECO is the denomination for Central Presbyterian. ECO doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sanction gay marriage, but does allow for the ordination of women. Central wanted to be released to another reformed denomination â&#x20AC;&#x153;more in line with its values.â&#x20AC;? The Northeast Georgia Presbytery learned of Centralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wishes last fall, as it entered a time of discernment. An administrative commission from the presbytery talked with the session, the congregation and former Central members; reviewed materials; prayed; and came to the conclusion that Central Presbyterian will remain a congregation within the PCUSA, documents say. After learning that no member of Centralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s session would â&#x20AC;&#x153;desist from the work to lead the church into ECO,â&#x20AC;? the administrative commission dissolved the Central Presbyterian session on Jan. 12. The commission is currently functioning as the session and will do so until new elders are in place, according to documents on the website. In 2014, 59 PCUSA congregations across the country were dismissed to ECO, according to the PCUSA headquarters in Louisville, KY. Since the gifting of property is left up to the individual presbyteries, headquarters doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how many congregations built new church facilities and how many continued in former PCUSA buildings as ECO congregations, says Communications Director Toya Richards. Other Georgia presbyteries have experienced dismissal. In Columbus, some at First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) wanted the church to become an ECO church. After months of study and discussion, a vote for dismissal by the congregation failed. Members who felt strongly about the issue left First Presbyterian and formed Grace Presbyterian, an ECO plant church, in April. In May, the former head minister of Columbus First Presbyterian, Rev. Chuck Hasty, resigned, and later became the minister at Grace Presbyterian. He is the son of Charles Hasty, former head minister at Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; First Presbyterian (USA). On Jan. 24, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we had 82 percent of the active members vote for dismissal with property,â&#x20AC;? says Dorfman, the church treasurer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have the opportunity to continue asking, and we are appealing to higher authorities, the synod. We will continue to fight for the building.â&#x20AC;? f


Options for Everybody...


Align ¡ Flow ¡ Breathe

Pilates: Mat ¡ Reformer ¡ Tower Yoga: Wheel ¡ Prana Flow 337 Prince Ave. ¡ 706-850-1660 ¡


















Table for Two! Your Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s destination! Like us on Facebook

SUN ŜŜÄ&#x2030;









SUN ŜŜÄ&#x2030;














for the 6th annual ÂżBHQPMF

athens favorites awards vote at FEBRUARY 3, 2016 ¡ FLAGPOLE.COM


.',-+'* .'*!, $-& /!&+ -**) ,.'*!,+ $('$ '% +,-*1 +-&1%'*&!&+

, -*+1+

 M/!& $''1%*1 +(!$ %!%'+* &/$',!'&+%*,'' *'++*'%, '-*, '-+,  /+ !&,'&+,



,G7E63KE@3EFE;67 /76@7E63KE@ DA36+F AI@FAI@

Eastside @ 2301 College Station Rd. · (706) 850-4919 312 East Washington St. · (706) 548-3442 $!.*1 2440 West Broad St. · (706) 208-7979 .!$$

, *'-  '**-$$/'' '%

The Hollywood Concert Orchestra A Night at the Oscars


S VALENTINEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; DAY

The Hollywood Concert Orchestra specializes in the music that made the movies, and now the Orchestra comes to Athens with the ultimate movie tribute. A Night at the Oscars features memorable music from hit films such as My Fair Lady, An American in Paris, West Side Story, The Wizard of Oz, and Titanic.

Sunday, February 14 3:00 p.m. �

Hodgson Concert Hall


Call the Box Office: 706-542-4400. Toll Free: 888-289-8497 Order online and print your tickets at home:


FLAGPOLE.COM â&#x2C6;&#x2122; FEBRUARY 3, 2016

theater notes

Kelly Doyle-Mace

arts & culture

Bad Life Choices Make Good Theater So a Rabbi, a MILF and Al Sharpton Walk into a Barâ&#x20AC;Ś By Dina Canup Fires in the Mirror From the national Black Lives Matter movement to local discussion of discrimination in downtown bars, no one can deny the relevance of a play about real-life racial tensions: the 1991 race riots in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about what happened in a neighborhood with two groups living strictly separate lives: orthodox Hasidic Jews and African and Caribbean Americans. It was a tense coexistence until a rabbiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motorcade ran over a couple of black children, killing one. A few hours later, a visiting Jewish scholar was stabbed to death in revenge by angry young men. Then the entire neighborhood erupted into rioting and violence for three days. Playwright Anna Deavere Smith took a fascinating docudrama approach: interviewing real people who had been there, weaving their stories as direct quotes in a play and performing them each as perfect literal representationsâ&#x20AC;Ś all by herself. Director David Saltz adds a twist to this production while remaining faithful to the original concept of seeing a person embody wildly different people onstage. He has an ensemble of 13 actors, each of whom portrays multiple diverse characters in the way that Smith originally performed them all. Saltz worked directly with Smith when the play was new and he was a PhD student at Stanford, and says the effect of her performance was â&#x20AC;&#x153;uncannyâ&#x20AC;Ś Seeing a single performer fully embodying diverse identities and perspectives compelled audiences to embrace contradictory perspectives and expanded their ability to empathize.â&#x20AC;? Saltz has one actor (Marianny Egurrola) portraying Smith herself as interviewer, who had previously been the invisible character in every scene. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very strong cast of graduates (Marlon Burnley, Charlie Cromer, Brittney S. Harris, Mark McManus, Ami Sallee, Daniel Stock) and undergraduates (Cameron Anderson, Rebeca Ispas, Alanna Pierce, Mariama Reed, Brandy Sexton, Briana Young). Seeing this play could be one of your better choices in a winter of discontent. Plus, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great way to start off Black History Month. Fires in the Mirror is presented by University Theatre at Seney-Stovall Chapel Tuesday, Feb. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sunday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday, Feb. 7. Tickets are $12 ($7 for students) and available at, by phone at 706-542-4400 or in person at the PAC or Tate Center box office. The Vagina Monologues Eve Enslerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous one-woman play comes again as Project Safeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual fundraiser for the 17th year. The monologues are performed by a group of women from all over the local map in terms of ages and backgrounds, and the proceeds go to support Project Safeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission of ending domestic violence and supporting its

survivors. Remember what a good cause this is; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had local women die at the hands of abusive partners, and abuse can cut across gender lines. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen Project Safeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vagina Monologues, you have missed something special as an Athenian. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at the UGA Chapel Thursday, Feb. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee Sunday, Feb. 7. Tickets are $15 and available at the door or The Graduate Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a perfect play for a college town: A recent college grad is faced with the enormity of the choices he is expected to make at his age. How much do we as a society ask of our college-bound young ones when we expect them to plan their lives before they even turn 18, much less 21? Will they do what their parents expect? Will they do something they will later regret? Will they find themselves on the brink of an unhappy marriage or an unsavory love affair? Will they take a turn in a direction no one expects, not even themselves? Director Bryn Adamson savors these questions. She says this will always be a relevant story to tell because â&#x20AC;&#x153;there is a time in the lives of many young people when they find themselves at a crossroad. Perhaps the way has always been Patrick Dudley and Terrell Austin star as Ben and Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate. clear, and suddenly it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, or maybe they simply played by members of the band Feelinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Groovy (led by realize suddenly how infinite the possibilities are. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an Michael Wegner of Abbey Road Live) to play the Simon and overwhelming time, a paralyzing moment.â&#x20AC;? In a stage when Garfunkel songs that were an integral part of the original weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re learning who we are in the world, she says, perhaps film. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to you, Mrs. Adamson. we â&#x20AC;&#x153;make some rather bad decisions! Or perhaps itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just Adapted by Terry Johnson from the film screenplay the action of moving in any direction, if it seems a misstep by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry from the novel by later, [that] only brings you to the path you needed to be Charles Webb, The Graduate is presented by Town & Gown on.â&#x20AC;? Players at the Athens Community Theatre Friday, Feb. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where protagonist Ben (Patrick Dudley) is, fresh 5, Saturday, Feb. 6 and Thursday, Feb. 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Saturday, Feb. out of college at the beginning of the play. He meets fam13 at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday, Feb. 7 and ily friend and quintessential cougar Mrs. Robinson (Terrell Sunday, Feb. 14. Tickets are $15, $12 for members/seniors/ Austin) at a graduation party thrown by his parents, takes students, $10 on Thursdays for students and members and her up on her blatant offer of no-strings-attached sex and available at or 706-206-8696. spends the summer avoiding the question of his future while meeting up with Mrs. Robinson in a hotel. Then he meets (and falls for) a nice girl his own age: Mrs. Robinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burlesque Betaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lonely Hearts Club Secret City has put out a call for those who wish to burlesque. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of daughter, Elaine (Rachael Malstead). His aimless life is your chances! You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even have to do striptease; any talquickly becoming complicated. ent is welcome as long as you give them a heads up ahead Like the play, the cast is also a perfect blend for a college town: townies plus UGA students, employees and alumniâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; of time that you wish to perform. Or you could participate in the audienceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it would be a memorable Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly what Town & Gown was named to reflect. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a date, would it not? Peel off the layers of your inhibitions at promising cast with a director who appears to bring just Little Kings Shuffle Club Saturday, Feb. 13 at 10 p.m. Visit the right touch to this stage adaptation of a classic film she for more information. f has loved for most of her life. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even added live music,


Want the weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top local news and events



delivered right to your inbox?


Sign up for the







%#,!94/.34s706.353.0000 AMICIâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;CAFE.COM




feature Jason Thrasher


Widespread Panic Celebrates 30 Years of Athens Music By T. Ballard Lesemann

As groups to ever come out of Athens, Widespread

one of the longest-running, hardest-working rock

Panic knows a thing or two about pushing ahead with an optimistic, open-minded attitude. This week marks 30 years since the skillful, versatile combo performed its first proper show in downtown Athens. Singer and guitarist John “JB” Bell, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Todd Nance and guitarist Mikey Houser made their official debut at a long-gone Athens venue called the Mad Hatter Ballroom in February 1986. Within a year, the foursome was mixing the final tracks for their debut studio album, Space Wrangler, released on Atlanta’s Landslide Records. “That was a wild time along that part of downtown,” says Bell. “There was a seafood restaurant called Steamers in that big warehouse building along Thomas Street, and there was a disco with a weird scene next door. The spot where the Mad Hatter Ballroom used to stand—right where the Classic Center is now—has great historic significance for Widespread Panic’s musical upbringing.” For older fans who go back with Bell and his bandmates to their earliest days at the old Uptown Lounge, Rockfish Palace and Georgia Theatre in the late 1980s and early ‘90s, this weekend’s shows are a major homecoming event. Younger “spreadheads” who caught on to the band’s groove-based blend of rock, blues and roots music later on are certainly psyched for the sold-out two-night stint, too. “Throughout the years, we’ve had to make adjustments, whether it’s when JoJo [Hermann] joined the band in 1992 or after Mikey passed away [in 2002],” says Bell. “But we’re a go-with-the-flow combo anyway. Typically, without trying to direct things too much, we just see what we have, and that’s what we work with.” Since breaking onto the national touring scene in the early ‘90s, Panic has been a champ of the so-called “jam band circuit.” With the early lineup additions of Hermann on piano and keys and Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz on



percussion, the band explored an impressively vast variety of genres, tending to draw more from Allmans-esque Southern rock, ‘70s funk and SoCal boogie than the psychedelic/Grateful Dead/hippie-rock side of things. Panic’s penchant for musical exploration and onstage improvisation influenced the Athens scene as much as its high-level work ethic and sense of inclusion and collaboration. The group’s impact on the local music community can still be felt. “I’m not as immersed in the scene as I was when I lived there, but it still seems very healthy to me,” Bell says. “Back in the mid ‘80s when I started playing around, solo and with friends, there was a sense of helpfulness among musicians and club owners alike. You could walk into a bar and put up a flyer for a gig at another bar, no problem. And almost all of the musicians worked in restaurants together, so there was that built-in social aspect, too. It seems like there’s still a lot of that going on in Athens.” While the band’s main office remains downtown, and Ortiz and Nance still live in the Athens area, the rest of the guys are scattered across the Southeast. Bell and his wife split their time between western North Carolina and northeast Georgia. Hermann is headquartered near Nashville, TN. Schools currently resides in California. Guitarist Jimmy Herring, a co-founding member of Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit who joined Panic in 2006, lives and works in the Atlanta area. “We all lived under the same roof for… a long enough time,” Bell says with a laugh. “It was fun, but we were glad to get our places when it became economically feasible.” Young timekeeper Duane Trucks signed on in 2014 to fill in for Nance, who opted to go on hiatus for personal reasons. Last year, Panic invited Trucks to perform on a new studio effort, Street Dogs. Longtime producer and Athens resident John Keane joined the band to oversee the sessions at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC. Compared to some of the slicker audio mixes on previous studio releases, Street Dogs works more from a raw and roomy “live” sound by design.

“We figured recording at Keane’s studio in Athens would provide too many distractions and visitors, so we wanted to go some place where we could focus, be comfortable and be anchored in a fertile social environment,” says Bell. “We wanted to get away from many of the pitfalls of the sort of assembly-line approach to making records. All of the songs were in different stages of familiarity to us. Some songs were written very quickly in the studio, while others had been taking shape for quite a while.” Stylistically, Street Dogs aims for a wild mix of genres, from country-rock (“Poorhouse of Positive Thinking”) and jazzy anthems (“Angels Don’t Sing the Blues”) to New Orleans funk and soul (“Sell Sell”). The record offers driving renditions of a few deep cuts, too, including versions of Murray McLauchlan’s “Honky Red” and Howlin’ Wolf’s “Tail Dragger.” In an amicable transition over the last few months, Panic has welcomed original drummer Nance solidly back into the lineup. He will be on the drum kit for all of the 2016 tour dates. “I look forward to being together on stage, when the communication is at its peak and everyone is intuitively in synch with each other,” Bell says. “It’s similar to when you partied with your buddies back in the old days; you were in a different realm, but you were all on the same page. Musically, when all that comes together, things open up and time slows down. You’re able to do more things collectively. It’s a realm in which you can tell everyone is listening and communicating very well. Those were the magical moments that we really grooved upon.” f

WHO: Widespread Panic WHERE: The Classic Center WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 9 & Wednesday, Feb. 10 HOW MUCH: SOLD OUT

Spice up your Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day with a visit to Sexy Suz! Sexy Suz is Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; largest adult retail store designed for men, women and couples of all sexual preferences. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not sexy, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sell it!


EARLY OPEN INEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S T VALEN Y! DA Vote ATHE us N FAVO Sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; R Naug ITE h Store ty !




4124 Atlanta Hwy.c  


')( ."/,9E HEc ,# -.9E HEc-/(HE HE


â&#x20AC;&#x153;WE ARE THE ICKY FREE ZONEâ&#x20AC;? (G)F=/F<=J<EALL=<c*@GLG#,=IMAJ=<


Bring your Sweetie Downtown this Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day!

Available in all increments at




for superior for superior service. for superior



Heart of GlĂĄss Aaron Burke Finds His Footing on Accent By Andy Barton


ocal Greenville, SC transplant Aaron Burke is soft-spoken enough that you might miss his accent over the reverberating din of a music venue or the busy chatter of a coffee shop. But as his inflecOur knowledgable tion sinks in, things start to make sense. Burkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not from Greenvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not origiOur knowledgable staff is here to help. nally, anyway. He moved to the States from staff is here to help. Scotland nearly four years ago, and that jolting relocation has served as consistent creative fodder for GlĂĄss, the post-punk trio -VODI.PO'SJBNQN for which he writes, sings and plays guitar. 4BU4VOQNQN The concept of displacement took cen%JOOFS.PO4VOQNQN tral focus in GlĂĄssâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; music after the band 0QFO%BZTÂ&#x2026;#&BTU#SPBE4U 706-548-3648 settled on its trio of Burke, drummer 163 E. Broad Street 706-548-3648 163 E. Broad Street Downtown Athens Sam Goldsmith and bassist Ary Davani. Downtown Athens 706-548-3648 163 E. Broad Street XXXJOEJBBUIFOTDPN Downtown Athens Burke began conceptualizing the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Foreign Bastardâ&#x20AC;? archive, three releases that would detail his move and its psychological after#4#07!#*# 02'-, #%',15'2&(_M -22*#1&-. math. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was a really big deal for me, moving here,â&#x20AC;&#x153; he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It messed with me for a long time, and it was hard to kind of integrate myself into a new country.â&#x20AC;?

service. service. Our knowledgable

staff is here to help.




The new material recalls austere UK stalwarts of the late â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s and early â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s like Joy Division and Bauhaus, making it tempting to tack polar descriptors onto the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work. Burkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delivery is often removed and unaffected, warranting those chilly connotations, but the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seemingly effortless coordination and clinical execution could influence those labels just as much. The singer admits those characterizations are applicable, and notes how changes in climate, like changes in geography, can influence how one feels and thinks. New songs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Glass(-accent)â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hotel/Motelâ&#x20AC;? even carry lines about the cold, for instance, â&#x20AC;&#x153;And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not so cold/ And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be the death of me.â&#x20AC;? In those lyrics, Burke associates the climate of his former country with his personal identity. The drastic change has left him at a loss. While those feelings are more abstract, the third and final installment in the Foreign Bastard series lays many truths

4-2#31$-0 $4-0'2#.*!# 2- 375',# ," $4-0'2#.*!# 2- 37 ##0 (_M5**-$5',#1 '112-!)#"5'2&**7-30$4-0'2#1 2$4-0'2#1$*%.-*#!-+ '2_1*571-_!*-!)2(_M -22*#1&-.

Prince Ave.

UGA Medical School

Satula Ave.

Regular Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-11:30pm Sunday 12:30pm-11:30pm


Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bottle Shop

1452 Prince Ave Normaltown, Athens 706.353.8881

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram for Specials!


Celebrate Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Weekend with us! THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11

-*,)%( Free! Doors at 7pm, Show 8pm


I]Z6i]Zch@^c\ Chris Shupe is back

with his TCB Band and the Burning Love Brass Doors at 7pm, Show 8pm ¡ $15 adv., $18 door


Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Date Night Prix Fixe Dinner for 2 $29.99

"-143% "5)&/4 ("t#6''"-04$0.


FLAGPOLE.COM â&#x2C6;&#x2122; FEBRUARY 3, 2016

Burkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s struggle to adapt to a new homeland didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just seep into the songsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; subject matter; it impacted the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s style, too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first few shows that we played, I was super uncomfortable with people hearing my voice,â&#x20AC;? Burke says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whenever weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d play shows, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d just put so much reverb on my vocals. Even on the [Foreign Bastard] EP, I did, like, four vocal layers just because I wanted it to sound like that distant, foreign, disjointed kind of thing.â&#x20AC;? As noisy and shrouded as the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first EP was, with its doomy guitars and caterwauling crescendos, the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upcoming full-length, Accent, sounds as though Burke and the band have become much more comfortable with their surroundings. Though many noise elements remain, Accentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strength lies in the tautness of its execution, each of Goldsmithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drum rolls coordinating perfectly with Davaniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bass and Burkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guitar. One might think everything was labored over tirelessly in the studio, take after take recorded until the members landed their parts perfectly. In truth, the band knocked out the album in just two days at Columbia, SCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jam Room Recording Studio, for the most part live, with overdubs for vocals and guitar on two or three songs.

bare. These Are the Reasons For All of My Wrongdoings These Past Few Years is Burkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solo acoustic record that, by that platformâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nature, prompted him to be more honest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it certainly shows the development of me becoming more comfortable with my voice, and singing and talking about feeling nostalgic and feeling out of place,â&#x20AC;? he says. The band will celebrate the release of Accent with four shows, including one in Greenvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;where Goldsmith and Davani still resideâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and one at Caledonia this Saturday. With the new album behind them, GlĂĄss has begun toying with experimental ideas involving space and repetition Ă la This Heat. As for his lyrical themes, Burke wants to veer away from the discomfort and self-loathing that characterizes the Foreign Bastard archive, opting for a more narrative approach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can write about that so easily, I feel like,â&#x20AC;? he jokes, loud and clear. f

WHO: GlĂĄss, Vincas, ET Mexico, Art Contest WHERE: Caledonia Lounge WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 6, 10 p.m. HOW MUCH: $5 (21+), $7 (18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;20)


threats & promises


Welcome Tyler Sloan to Town Plus, More Music News and Gossip

ors Convenience & Liqu

By Gordon Lamb DOWN HOME TOWN: Roughly 50 miles northwest of Athens sits tiny Murrayville. Up until six months ago, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where Tyler Sloan sat. Before coming to Athens he also did quite well in â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Idolâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rising Star.â&#x20AC;? This month, he released a new EP named The Glow that was recorded, appropriately, at The Glow Recording Studio. Sloan has made no secret of being influenced by Elliott Smith, and he even covers that artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crossingâ&#x20AC;? on the EP. This influence bleeds deeply into his original songs, too, with regard to melody and vocal phrasing. The most originalsounding track on the five-song release is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sea Meets Shoreâ&#x20AC;?; hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hoping his future releases follow this trend. Sloan has a pleasant singing voice thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finely matched for his acoustic compositions and, if necessary, could probably do well with more aggressive material. He has tons of stuff posted at, but again, his cover versions are largely unneeded and threaten to overshadow his original stuff. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to hearing more from him, though, and want to welcome him to town. Get social via facebook. com/tylersloanmusic. Stream the new EP over at tylersloan. BUZZ BUZZ: Sean McDonald, the brains behind the MMM Tyler Sloan Sound imprint, as well as various projects on that label, just released a 14-minute track titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Early Grey Tobacco.â&#x20AC;? Honestly, though, the track functions much more like an EP, and there are even relatively discrete sections where it could have easily been edited as such. That said, the first four minutes are warbly and melodically compelling, with the second half acting pretty much as a formal coda for the first. The rest blends static and electronic glitch with chorus-like vocals that break the piece into fairly distinct movements. Upon reflection, I realize this is likely the desired effect of the entire track, in which case it shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been cut as an EP at all. All things considered, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another excellent addition to the MMM catalog. Dig it at and keep up via KEEPING ON: Longtime Athens songwriter and visual artist Jack Logan is releasing his new album this Friday. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s titled What Is This Some Kind Of Joke? and was created by Logan culling 1990s-era recordings he did with longtime friends Terry Rouch and the late Jamie Rouch; thus the


albumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s billing as Jack Logan & The Roach Brothers. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to score this on vinyl, too. It comes courtesy of Failure Records & Tapes out of Fulton, IN, and the first song (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enough Alreadyâ&#x20AC;?) is streamable at failurerecords. Loganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been posting updates and giving a nice look into his history over at jacklogansmysterious, so hang out there and read awhile. CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME: AthFest Educates announced its winter grant recipients recently. The organization, charged with â&#x20AC;&#x153;advancing high-quality music and arts education for Athens area youth in grades Kâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8,â&#x20AC;? gives a wide berth to applicants so long as they fall within this area of concern. This time funds went to the UGA Performing Arts Center for concerts for 2,000 local students; Nuçiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space for Camp Amped scholarships; the Lyndon House Arts Center for a portrait photography workshop in collaboration with the Athens Area Council On Aging; and Chase Street Elementary School for contrabass chimes to build a music garden. Teachers at Winterville Elementary, Hilsman Middle School, Timothy Road Elementary and BurneyHarris-Lyons Middle School received instruments or cash for instruments, too. In all, grants totaled $25,469, with the bulk of that going toward instruments. For more info, see SEND â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;EM IN: Speaking of AthFest, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compilation submission time for all interested Athens-based artists. This is the second year that the AthFest comp is being coordinated by students in the UGA Music Business Program (MBUS). Surf over to and ignore the unruly URL and the fact that the page says the deadline is Feb. 26. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not! The deadline is Feb. 19! Keep in mind that mp3s are the easiest format to submit, unreleased material is strongly suggested, and you should be sure to have a WAV audio file (minimum 16-bit/44.1 kHz) available for mastering if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re selected. If you have questions, contact Lindsey Broscher via lbroscher@gmail. com. In addition, AthFest announced that this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compilation will come in the form of a two-CD set, with the other disc featuring a â&#x20AC;&#x153;best-ofâ&#x20AC;? playlist from the past 19 years of compilation albums, as selected by MBUS students and Director David Barbe. f

record review Civils: Hothouse Flowers EP (Marching Banana) The Hothouse Flowers EP, Drew Kirbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Mothers, New Wives) second release under the name Civils, hangs in a balance of fractured, heartbreaking melodies, slapdash musical calamity and the comforting din of low fidelity. The whole thing was recorded over the course of a single day, and the material predates Civilsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Young But Ugly debut EP. As such, the medium is the message, at least partially, when the thunderous guitar resonance of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winter of Early Bellowâ&#x20AC;? crashes into the mania of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fraud.â&#x20AC;? Both numbers clock in at just over 30 seconds; such a rapid switching of gears offers a real-time look at a conversation simmering between id, ego and superego, all grappling with a case of imposter syndrome. The honesty on display on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arielle,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perth Slumberâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meansuckerâ&#x20AC;? is immediate and palpable. Amid so much turbulence, the albumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s centerpiece, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I Am,â&#x20AC;? takes shape as a genuine pop gem. Without drawing any attention to itself, the song interpolates â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Shire Themeâ&#x20AC;? from The Lord of the Rings (YouTube it). Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a happy accident that resonates on a subconscious level. Ironically, employing such obscure, avant-garde rock musings might shelter Civils from reaching larger audiences, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Kirbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other bands are for. [Chad Radford]









706.353.0057 706.583.4066 706.543.0005 L I Q U O R S T O R E L O C AT I O N S


265 NORTH AVE 706.543.0005



1195 CEDAR SHOALS RD 706.353.0057

4390 LEXINGTON RD 706.546.7988

W W W. P E R R Y S S T O R E S .C O M N O I . D ., N O B E E R ¡ D R I N K R E S P O N S I B LY

&,!'0/,% #/Where we put our 2 cents



your family,





F M P Q H G MB 2 01 6

s n e ath Es T I R O FAV


for your favorite in each of the categories. then we will let everyone know what athens locals like most about our great town. RESTAURANTS:




Bartender Speciality Drinks Margarita Bloody Mary Beer Selection Wine Selection Place to Dance Place to Play Games Happy Hour Trivia Karaoke College Bar Place to Watch the Dawgs Play Uniquely Athens Bar

Hotel Photography Studio Florist Hair Salon Stylist Alternative Health Treatment

(opened after March 2015)

Italian American Asian Sushi Mexican/Latin American BBQ Bakery Downhome/Southern Local Coffee House Local Pizza Local Burger Fries Burrito Taco Steak Seafood Wings Vegetarian Options Sandwich Dessert Frozen Treat Buffet Breakfast Lunch Brunch Late Night Date Night Meal for a Deal (name of restaurant)

Special Occasion Kid-friendly Local Restaurant Outdoor dining Take Out Catering Chef Restaurant for Adventurous Eaters Restaurant That’s Worth a Short Drive (20 miles or less drive)

Uniquely Athens Restaurant

Vote ONLINE at 18

(Chiropractic, Herbal, Acupuncture, Rolfing, etc)

MUSIC: Recording Studio Live Music Venue

(less than 200 capacity)

Live Music Venue (200+ capacity)

RETAIL: Naughty Business Smoke/Vape Shop Store to Buy a Gift for Her Store to Buy a Gift for Him Local Clothing Boutique Place to Buy Local Art Place to See Local Art Thrift /Vintage Store Place to Buy Wine Place to Buy Beer Uniquely Athens Store

PETS AND KIDS: Vet Clinic Pet Groomer Place to Take Kids on a Rainy Day Kids’ Classes: Movement Kids’ Classes: Creative

Massage Therapist Tattoo Studio Spa Fitness Instructor Place to Get Fit Adult Classes: Movement Adult Classes: Creative Car Repair Shop Car Dealership Plumber Electrician HVAC Lawyer to Get You Out of a Jam (Criminal) Lawyer to Sort Out Your Affairs (Civil) Florist Bank Realtor Local Business

STUFF AROUND TOWN: Apartment Complex Non-profit/Charity Festival/Event

Voting deadline is February 6 th and the Favorites will be announced in the March 2nd issue of Flagpole.




The Strange and the Stoic New Movies from Charlie Kaufman and Craig Gillespie By Drew Wheeler cannot stop mentioning to others. ANOMALISA (R) Be prepared. Anomalisa is The plot is minimal. A self-help author a strange film, but audiences have come in need of help himself, Michael Stone (v. to expect such from Charlie Kaufman, Thewlis) travels to Cincinnati for a conferthe Academy Award winning screenwriter ence. While there, he reunites with an old of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, flame, visits a sex-toy store while looking who was also nominated for Being John for a gift for his son and meets two young Malkovich and Adaptation. One might better understand what to expect from the disconcertingly animated Anomalisa if one knew it originated as a play for Carter Burwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theater of the New Ear. Described as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sound play,â&#x20AC;? the actorsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonanâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;performed the play like an oldfashioned radio drama. They read the script while The Overlook Hotel seems real nice. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our roomâ&#x20AC;Ś number 237. seated and accompanied female fans. He quickly falls in love with by an orchestra and a foley artist. Imagine one of these women, Lisa (v. Leigh), the Thewlis and Leigh verbally miming sexual only other person in this quirky animated congress while the foley artist rubbed world who does not sound like or slightly sheets together. The movie version might prove even more strange thanks to the real- resemble Noonan. (If nothing else, the film beats both The Monster Squad and ism of the puppets created by 3D printers. Manhunter to win the Award for Best Use of Odd as it all may sound, Anomalisa is a rare Tom Noonan EVER.) I told you Anomalisa treat you may not wish to sample again but

was weird. Ultimately, the film is about loneliness and the disconnect between people. Witnessing such weighty ruminations revealed by what resemble hyper-realistic Muppets keeps audiences off balance, just as one would imagine Kaufman wants. His best films never allow the viewer to get comfortable; he never lets you know the destination before arrival. Such inscrutability is rare in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s formula-, sequel- and intellectual-property-driven Hollywood. This film also has the most puppetrelated nudity and graphic sexuality I have seen outside of Team America or Peter Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meet the Feebles, both of which had much more comical intentions. Anomalisa does have humor, but it is darkly Anomalisa bittersweet. If any of this sounds appealing, Anomalisa is the first film of 2016 you cannot miss. THE FINEST HOURS (PG-13) In February 1952, a massive â&#x20AC;&#x153;norâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;easterâ&#x20AC;? was battering the coast of New England and had split two oil tankers in half. While the majority of the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coast Guard forces were massing to rescue the men from the SS Fort Mercer, four Coast Guard membersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), Richard Livesey (Ben Foster, a fine young character actor who has transitioned from playing psychos to soldiers), Andy Fitzgerald (Kyle Gallner, remembered from his stint on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Veronica Marsâ&#x20AC;?) and Ervin Maske (John Magaro, The Big Short)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;stationed out of Chatham, MA, a tiny hamlet close to Cape Cod, staged a daring rescue of the 32 men trapped on what remained of the SS Pendleton. The stirring adventure movie directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl and the unfairly overlooked Fright Night remake) recounts the concurrent dangers faced by that heroic quartet and the Pendleton survivors, best represented by Casey Affleckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s engineer Ray Sybert, who plots to run the ship aground to buy enough time for a rescue party to find them. As much as the movie wants Pine and the other Coast Guardsmen to be the focus, it is Affleckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s powerfully stoic performance that commands the movie. Every time the scene shifts back to Chatham to deal with the outpostâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new, out of place commander (Eric Bana, sporting a Southern accent more noticeable than believable) or Miriam (Holliday Grainger), the strong-willed telephone operator who turned the tables by proposing to Bernie, one wonders what the men on the Pendleton are doing. Even the watery obstacles faced by Bernie and his crew are too murky to comprehend as fully as those of the sinking Pendleton. Gillespie stages the disaster and the rescue with such period accuracy, you might mistake it as a movie decades older than it is, were it not for the contemporary visual effects. Even the stolid performers seem from another generation. Affleck, in particular, gives an aged performance, reminding audiences again how he can quietly dominate a scene. As Bernie, haunted by a failed rescue in his past, Pine is far from the brash young Captain Kirk of the new Star Trek series. The Finest Hours may be a bit hyperbolic, but it is certainly a fine way to spend a couple of hours. f

() 1", , 8 Voted # ar B ll a b t Foo erica m A in

LIVE MUSIC (All shows start at 10pm) BRAND NEW PA!

Tue. February 2

GANG OF THIEVES Wed. February 3

MC FUNK JAM Thurs. February 4


Fri. February 5

GIMME HENDRIX Sat. February 6


Mon. February 8


S-WORDS & FRIENDS Wed. February 10





240 N. LUMPKIN ST. / 706-546-4742



the calendar! calendar picks MUSIC | Fri, Feb 5

MUSIC | Fri, Feb 5


40 Watt Club · 8 p.m. · $10 It’s been tough in the past to nail down the sound of local band Radiolucent. Featuring a blend of dirtroad country swagger and Southern rock riffage with a dash of Queen-esque glam on top, the band’s last release, 2012’s Turn Me On & Turn Me Loose, showcased a group full of talent but not sure where they fit in. That picture is not made any clearer by Electric City, the group’s new LP, which it celebrates with a release show at the 40 Watt. The twang is scaled back in favor of a bigger, bolder, more operatic feel, with elements of Muse and David Bowie entering the fray. It’s staunchly uncool but undeniably commanding. The HEAP opens Friday’s show. [Gabe Vodicka]

Tuesday 2 CLASSES: Creative Journaling for Adults (KA Artist Shop) Create page after page to hold your ideas and thoughts. 10:30 a.m. $20 www. CLASSES: Calligraphy Class: Addressing Envelopes (KA Artist Shop) Learn how to address invitations in the modern calligraphy style. 7 p.m. $30. CLASSES: Introduction to Instagram (ACC Library) Registration required. 10 a.m. FREE! EVENTS: Kickstarter Party & Creature Comforts Tap Takeover (The Rook and Pawn) The evening will feature a Creature Comforts tap takeover and a limited prototype



Whitey Morgan

Athens Wine Weekend

MUSIC | Mon, Feb 8

Georgia Theatre · 8 p.m. · $15 The Classic Center · $25–30, $150 (dinner) Emerging from a hardscrabble childThe Athens Wine Weekend kicks off hood in Flint, MI, singer-songwriter and Friday at 5:30 p.m. with an amuseguitarist Whitey Morgan channels years of bouche—a French concept meaning pain and frustration through a truly old“surprise for the mouth”—featuring school honky-tonk approach. Along with one-bite, wine-paired samplers by five contemporary artists like Sturgill Simpson Georgian chefs. Visitors to Saturday’s and Chris Stapleton, Morgan is intent on Grand Tasting, held from 1–5 p.m., can reviving the sounds of classic country sample a selection of international wines for a new generation. Unlike those musiand choose from nine seminars on topics cians, he betrays no obvious ambition of such as tasting, styles, food pairing and mainstream success. Songs like “Me and bottle collection. The day concludes with the Whiskey” and “Ain’t Gonna Take It a six-course gourmet dinner paired with Anymore,” from last year’s Sonic Ranch, wine at 6:30 p.m. Sunday’s brunch, from are bruised and muddy, unapologeti12–2 p.m., offers Southern dishes and cally honest tales from a life lived hard. specialty mimosas. Events support the Arizona-based fingerpicker Tony Martinez, Classic Center Cultural Foundation, which who wades in similar musical waters, provides community support and student opens. [GV] scholarships in the arts. [Madeline Bates]

version of the game. A portion of the night’s proceeds will go toward the “Get Comfortable” campaign, helping to end poverty in Athens. 7–11 p.m. 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 on the second floor. 2 p.m. FREE! FILM: Hate: A Journey to the Dark Heart of Racism (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Auditorium) The Athens Jewish Film Festival presents a screening of Nadev Eyal’s film. A panel of speakers including Dr.


EVENT | Fri, Feb 5–Sun, Feb 7

Cas Mudde and Dr. Dawn BennettAlexander will discuss current events involving racism and anti-Semitism. 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) Hosted by Caitlin Wilson. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: 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! GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Nic. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289

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) Stories, songs, crafts and fun for preschoolaged children and their caregivers. 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Jock Reynolds (Lamar Dodd School of Art, auditorium S150) In partnership with the Lamar Dodd School, Lyndon House guest juror Jock Reynolds will present “Teaching with Original Works of Art: Traditions of Active Learning and Collecting at the Yale University Art Gallery.” 5:30 p.m. FREE! www. PERFORMANCE: Viola Recital (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Violist

Sweetheart Duets Hoot

The Foundry · 8 p.m. · FREE! An early Valentine’s Day celebration guaranteed to leave a smile on your face no matter your relationship status, the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society’s monthly Hoot showcase at The Foundry plays Cupid for its annual Sweetheart Duets edition, where local musical couples team up for short duo sets of holiday-themed material. This year’s expansive lineup features Mary Sigalas and Matt Yelton, Sarah and Darrin Cook, Olive Hebert and Riley Kirkpatrick, Margo and Art Rosenbaum, Kate Morrissey and Roger Stahl, Cameron Federal and Russell Cook, Karen Bergman and James Cook and Jenny and Jamie Derevere. Maggie Hunter will open the evening with a song for all the single folks. [GV]

Dr. Elias Goldstein has received numerous international awards and played with orchestras around the world. 6 p.m. FREE! THEATER: Fires in the Mirror (Seney-Stovall Chapel) University Theatre presents a docudrama exploring the race riots in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn in 1991. Thirteen actors perform a range of characters of differing genders and races. See Theater Notes on p. 13. Feb. 2–7, 8 p.m. & Feb. 7, 2:30 p.m. $7–12. www.drama.

Wednesday 3 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum. org CLASSES: Illustrator for Beginners (ACC Library) Learn how to create graphics with vectors using Adobe Illustrator. This is ideal for logos or artwork you want to print in multiple sizes. Registration required. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650, EVENTS: Annual College Football Signing Day (Buffalo’s Café) Join Buffalo’s and other signing day enthusiasts for this annual event. A breakfast menu and all-you-can-eat wings are available. Look out for special guest appearances. 7 a.m. FREE! 706-354-6655 GAMES: Movie Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Hosted by Jeremy Dyson. 9:30 p.m. www.facebook. com/lkshuffleclub

GAMES: Music Trivia (Saucehouse Barbeque) Meet at the bar for a round of music trivia. 7:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: New Escape Room Opening Day (Escape the Space) Dress up as your favorite high school clique and get locked in the new room, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Escape Detention.â&#x20AC;? Solve clues to escape within 60 minutes. Reservations recommended. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. $18. GAMES: Intro to RPGs: Athens Pathfinder Society (The Rook and Pawn) Learn the basics of role playing games. 6 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. 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! blindpigtavern GAMES: Bingo Bango (Highwire Lounge) Weekly themed games. House cash and drink prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Teen Genealogy Program (ACC Library) A Heritage Room librarian will teach teens basics for finding their ancestors in â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Seek Dead People: A Teenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Intro to Genealogy.â&#x20AC;? 4:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday. 7 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! 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: Word of Mouth Poetry (The Globe) Open mic poetry readings. This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s featured reader is Sam Lane. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 p.m. FREE! athenswordofmouth LECTURES & LIT: The Wedding Heard â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Round the World (ACC Library) Local author Gail Karwoskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s novel discusses the marriage of Michael McConnell and Jack Baker, the first legal gay marriage in the U.S. 3 p.m. FREE! 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. PERFORMANCE: Guest Recital (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Saxophonist Vladislav Vals, professor at the Gnessin Institute of Music in Moscow, performs. 6 p.m. FREE! THEATER: Fires in the Mirror (Seney-Stovall Chapel) See Tuesday listing for full description Feb. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7, 8 p.m. & Feb. 7, 2:30 p.m. $7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12.

Thursday 4 ART: 90 Carlton: Winter (Georgia Museum of Art) View the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current exhibitions, enjoy light refreshments by Epting Events, participate in gallery activities and win door prizes. 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. FREE! (members), $5. EVENTS: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (298 Barber St.) The newly constructed Boulevard Woods Park is a heavily-wooded 1.8 acre site. It features a small paved walking loop and open lawn area. 2 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty. com/trails EVENTS: adDRESS a Need Designerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Challenge & Top Model (Morton Theatre) In this fashion show inspired by â&#x20AC;&#x153;Project Runway,â&#x20AC;? outdated formal dresses are transformed into stylish gowns by local designers. Dresses are donated to girls in need and proceeds benefit Friends of Advantage. Community members can help decide who wins by casting $1 votes for their favorite models and designers online or the night of the event. 7 p.m. $25. www.friendsofadvantage. org EVENTS: Grand Opening (D.P. Dough, 180 W. Broad St.) Line up from 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. for a free calzone. Recepients must check in via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! DPDoughUGA FILM: Milk (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) Athens Community Breastfeeding Coalition presents this documentary and discussion. 7:30 p.m. $10. GAMES: Seinfeld Trivia (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Trivia about nothing. Hosted by Ryan Vogel and Matt Weeks. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (El Azteca) Win prizes with host Nic. Every Thursday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-2639 KIDSTUFF: Dungeons and Dragons (ACC Library) Join Athens Roleplaying for Kids for a weekly game. Thursdays through February. 6 p.m. FREE! plewis@athenslibrary. org KIDSTUFF: Chapter Readers (ACC Library) This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book is Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley. Grades 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5. 3:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: The Wedding Heard â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Round the World (UGA Dean Rusk Hall, 4th Floor) Jack Baker and Michael McConnell will talk about being the first legallymarried gay couple in conjunction with the release of their memoir, The Wedding Heard â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Round the World. 4:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Winter Book Sale (Oconee County Library) Shop for books on most subjects, CDs and DVDs at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Oconee County Library. Feb. 4, 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. (Friend Members Night, $10). Feb. 5, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. & Feb. 6, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (UGA Special Collections Library) Patricia Bell-Scott will discuss her book The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Struggle for Social Justice. The African American Choral Ensemble will present a selection of songs under the direction of Dr. Gregory Broughton and a reception will be held. Part of UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Black History Month observance. 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Betty Jean Craige Lecture (UGA Chapel) Author and translator Assaf Gavron

will give a talk on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hilltop: An Israeli Authorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Perspective.â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: After the End: A Post-Apocalyptic Book Group (ACC Library) This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s title is Bird Box by Josh Malerman. 7 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Oconee Rivers Audubon Society (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Gary Kochert will discuss the dynamics of sea ice formation and the Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shrinking ice caps. 7 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA Symphony Orchestra (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The orchestra presents selections from a diverse array of arias and concertos featuring student soloists. Each soloist was a winner of the orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concerto competition held last fall. 8 p.m. $5 (w/ student ID), $10. PERFORMANCE: Guest Recital (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Tenor Dr. Jos Milton and pianist Amanda Johnston from the University of Mississippi will perform Schubertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winterreise.â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m. FREE! www. THEATER: Fires in the Mirror (Seney-Stovall Chapel) See Tuesday listing for full description Feb. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7, 8 p.m. & Feb. 7, 2:30 p.m. $7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. THEATER: The Vagina Monologues (UGA Chapel) Project Safe presents the 17th annual production of Eve Enslerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awardwinning play. Women of all ages and backgrounds perform monologues ranging from humorous to devastating, profound to profane. Proceeds benefit Project Safe. See Theater Notes on p. 13. Feb. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6, 8 p.m. & Feb. 7, 3 p.m. $15.


Daily Specials

Vote for Us for your Favorite Mexican Restaurant!

(And Favorite Margarita, Burrito & Taco!) ÂŁĂ&#x2021;xĂ&#x160;/>Â?Â?>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x192;iiĂ&#x160;,`°Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x2021;äĂ&#x2C6;Â&#x2021;x{Ă&#x2C6;Â&#x2021;ÂŁxĂ&#x2021;ä

Ă&#x201C;{xxĂ&#x160;7°Ă&#x160; Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x153;>`Ă&#x160;-Ă&#x152;°Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x2021;äĂ&#x2C6;Â&#x2021;nxäÂ&#x2021;Ă&#x2021;ÂŁÂŁĂ&#x201C; Come by to try our local and regional special releases!

All your

BVgY^<gVh liquor needs at downtownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ONLY package store! 318 E. Washington St.

Athens, GA 30601 ¡ (706) 521-5172

Friday 5 ART: Opening Reception (Flicker Theatre & Bar) See an exhibition of linocuts and woodcuts by Christopher Ingham. Performances by Christopher Without His Liver, The Young Jeff Morris, Brandon Nelson McCoy, Ye Olde Sub Shoppe, Cabbage Looper, Maxine of Arc, Nihilist Cheerleader and Linda. 6 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Happy Yoga Happy Hour (Kumquat Mae Bakery CafĂŠ) Get your weekend off to a serene start with a stress-eliminating yoga session. A portion of donations will go to Nuciâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space. 5:15 p.m. Donations accepted. 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: Athens Wine Weekend (The Classic Center) The weekend features hundreds of wine samples, seminars, a gourmet dinner and a Sunday brunch. A silent auction will benefit the Classic Center Cultural Foundation. See Calendar Pick on p. 20. Feb. 5, 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. Feb. 6, 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. & 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. (dinner). Feb. 7, 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. www.athenswineweekend. com EVENTS: Wine Tasting (The Globe) Learn to taste wine blind, identifying varieties by taste and smell. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $10. 706-353-4721 EVENTS: Ecstatic Dance (Healing Arts Centre) A freestyle barefoot community dance. 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30 p.m. $10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. FILM: For Grace (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) Seed Life Skills presents this documentary k continued on next page

Happy Hour Every Day 2-5pm

Join us Tuesday,

February 9 for a

BVgY^<gVhHinaZ 7adX`EVgin

HeZX^Vah 6aa C^\]i

Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s -- OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK --

?\aZXe\XÂ&#x2014;AbiX_g\XfÂ&#x2014;I\WXbfÂ&#x2014;G[\Z[;\Z[5bbgf 5baWTZX4VVXffbe\XfÂ&#x2014;@T_XG[baZfÂ&#x2014;:T`Xf FXkhT_CXeYbe`TaVX 8a[TaVX`Xagf

$C\__?Tfgf Ybe*7Tlf

AThZ[gl A\VX IT_Xag\aXĂ&#x2021;f7Tl :\Ygf

4??KKK7I7Ă&#x2021;f$'!,,be?8FF FB@8E8FGE<6G<BAF4CC?L

;b`XjbbWF[bcc\aZ6XagXe *#) (') '+)'

@ G[$#T ,cĂ&#x201C;9e\ FTg$#T ,cĂ&#x201C;Fha$ )c FEBRUARY 3, 2016 ¡ FLAGPOLE.COM


THE CALENDAR! screening followed by community discussion. 7:30 p.m. $10. GAMES: Friday Night Magic Draft (Tyche’s Games) Win prizes. 5:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (ACC Library) Join other 6–12 graders to watch your favorite anime series, draw, and experiment with origami designs. 4 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650 KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (ACC Library) Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www. LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Avid Bookshop) Meet author Gavriel Savit in celebration of his debut novel, Anna and the Swallow Man. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop. com LECTURES & LIT: Book Launch: Kutiyattam & Kerala Temples (Old Fire Hall #2) The Athens Area Arts Council co-published a book by Margi Madhu Chakyar on Indian theater. Chakyar is a performer, choreographer, author and teacher. He is currently assistant professor in the department of theater at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala. 6 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Winter Book Sale (Oconee County Library) See Thursday listing for full description Feb. 4, 5–8 p.m. (Friend Members Night, $10). Feb. 5, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. & Feb. 6, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www. PERFORMANCE: How to Eat Like a Child (Athens Academy) Children give 24 lessons like “how to beg for a dog,” “how to torture your sister” and “how to act after being sent to your room” in this musical presented by Athens Academy’s middle school drama department. Feb. 5–6, 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 7, 2 p.m. $2–5. PERFORMANCE: In the Mood (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The big band musical revue features singers, dancers and a 13-piece orchestra. 2 & 7:30 p.m. $40–50.

Friday, Feb. 5 continued from p. 21

THEATER: The Graduate (Athens Community Theater) Terry Johnson’s play is adapted from the cult novel and classic film. It follows Benjamin Braddock, his affair with Mrs. Robinson and his love for her daughter, Elaine. See Theater Notes on p. 13. Feb. 5–6 & 11–13, 8 p.m. Feb 7 & 14, 2 p.m. $8–15. THEATER: Fires in the Mirror (Seney-Stovall Chapel) See Tuesday listing for full description Feb. 2–7, 8 p.m. & Feb. 7, 2:30 p.m. $7–12. THEATER: The Vagina Monologues (UGA Chapel) See Thursday listing for full description Feb. 4–6, 8 p.m. & Feb. 7, 3 p.m. $15.

vegetation, major vegetation types in Georgia and common plant species that characterize each vegetation type. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. $105 (includes lunch). CLASSES: Clean & Green Workshop (Bogart Library) Learn how to make inexpensive and safe household cleaning supplies using easy-to-obtain materials. 2:30 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Athens Wine Weekend (The Classic Center) See Friday listing for full description Feb. 5, 5:30–7 p.m. Feb. 6, 1–5 p.m. & 6:30–9 p.m. (dinner). Feb. 7, 12–2 p.m. EVENTS: Open House (Double Helix STEAM School, 285 Tallassee

play. 12:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Shadowrun RPG Demo (Tyche’s Games) Visit Seattle in 2071, when magic and megacorps clash. 12 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Saturday Morning Club (UGA New Dance Theatre) The CORE Concert Dance Company and Aerial Dance Company will perform on silks, sling hoops and bungee cords. For ages 4–12 and their families. 10 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: D is for Dragon (ACC Library) Bring in the Chinese New Year with crafts and stories about these magical beasts. Ages 4–11. 11 a.m. FREE!

LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Avid Bookshop) Meet Gail Karwoski in celebration of The Wedding Heard ‘Round the World, a book documenting the first legal same-sex wedding in the U.S. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. MEETINGS: Athens Polyamory Monthly Meeting (The Globe) Athens Polyamory is a social organization for those interested in nonmonogamy. 4 p.m. FREE! Find them on OUTDOORS: Naturalist’s Walk (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Take a hike around the property in search of seasonal happenings. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera. 10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

Saturday 6 CLASSES: Exploring Movement with Line, Shape & Form (Steffen Thomas Museum of Art) Deanna Pieniaszek leads participants in gesture drawings with the opportunity to move about. The drawings will then be translated into 3D wire sculptures. Ages 10 and up. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $12-14. CLASSES: Photoshop for Beginners (ACC Library) This hands-on class will introduce you to the basics of Photoshop. Registration required. 3 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Love Your Library Family Craft Program (Bogart Library) Make simple Valentine’s crafts to share. 10:30 a.m. FREE! CLASSES: Telling Your Story (OCAF) This memoir writing workshop offers three perspectives on how to start and structure your story. Instructors include Gail Karwoski, Dana Wildsmith and Roger Bailey. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Natural History of Georgia Plants (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Part of the Certificate in Native Plants core, this course will introduce the diverse natural vegetation of Georgia, emphasizing ecological principles of plant distribution, prehistoric and contemporary influences on Georgia

Paintings by Jeremy Hughes are currently on view at The Grit through Sunday, Feb. 14. Rd.) Learn about the Double Helix School, serving 4th–8th graders. 3–5 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Seed Swap (Oconee County Library) Exchange your extra seeds with other gardeners and learn how to DIY newspaper seed pots. 12–3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee GAMES: Netrunner Open Play (Tyche’s Games) New players welcome to this fantasy card game open

KIDSTUFF: Scout Roundup (Ebenezer Baptist Church) Learn about the Boy Scouts with camping and cooking demonstrations at this recruitment event. RSVP. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 706-540-8748 LECTURES & LIT: Winter Book Sale (Oconee County Library) See Thursday listing for full description Feb. 4, 5–8 p.m. (Friend Members Night, $10). Feb. 5, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. & Feb. 6, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.

PERFORMANCE: How to Eat Like a Child (Athens Academy) See Friday listing for full description Feb. 5–6, 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 7, 2 p.m. $2–5. THEATER: The Graduate (Athens Community Theater) See Friday listing for full description Feb. 5–6 & 11–13, 8 p.m. Feb 7 & 14, 2 p.m. $8–15. THEATER: The Vagina Monologues (UGA Chapel) See Thursday listing for full description

Feb. 4–6, 8 p.m. & Feb. 7, 3 p.m. $15. THEATER: Fires in the Mirror (Seney-Stovall Chapel) See Tuesday listing for full description Feb. 2–7, 8 p.m. & Feb. 7, 2:30 p.m. $7–12.

Sunday 7 ART: Art Reception (The World Famous) See old school stencils by Deonna Mann. 9 p.m. FREE! www. CLASSES: Wolf Clan Medicine Drum Teaching (Heart Path Studio) Learn about this ancient cultural practice. 2–5 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: 4th Annual Super Bowl Halftime Wing Eating Contest (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) The contest will be held during halftime of the Superbowl. The winner will receive free wings for a year. $9.99 (contest). 706-850-1916 EVENTS: Athens Wine Weekend (The Classic Center) See Friday listing for full description Feb. 5, 5:30–7 p.m. Feb. 6, 1–5 p.m. & 6:30–9 p.m. (dinner). Feb. 7, 12–2 p.m. FILM: Art and Craft (Winder Cultural Arts Center, Winder) The documentary looks at Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in U.S. history. Following the screening, Landis and director Sam Cullman will discuss the film. 4 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Netrunner Store Championship Tournament (Tyche’s Games) Cyberpunk championship. 1 p.m. $10. GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Taqueria Tsunami, Downtown) Surf the trivia wave. 9 p.m. FREE! www. 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! GAMES: Allen’s Challenge (Buffalo’s Café) Trivia hosted by Allen Holder. Every Sunday. 6:30 p.m. (sign-in), 7 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (ACC Library) Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based






STUDENTS GET A FREE DRINK with order (Must show valid UGA ID)

706-543-5000 1591 S. LUMPKIN ST IN FIVE POINTS



24 4 0 WEST BROAD ST., SUITE 2 706 - 54 8 -218 8 WWW. AL AFERASALON.COM

materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www. PERFORMANCE: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) ASO Concertmaster David Coucheron will be featured in a Brahms Violin Concerto under the direction of Robert Spano. The program also includes selections from Till Eulenspiegelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Merry Pranks by Richard Strauss and A Thousand Words by Michael Kurth. 2 p.m. $25â&#x20AC;&#x201C;65. PERFORMANCE: How to Eat Like a Child (Athens Academy) See Friday listing for full description Feb. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6, 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 7, 2 p.m. $2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5. THEATER: Fires in the Mirror (Seney-Stovall Chapel) See Tuesday listing for full description Feb. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7, 8 p.m. & Feb. 7, 2:30 p.m. $7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. THEATER: The Vagina Monologues (UGA Chapel) See Thursday listing for full description Feb. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6, 8 p.m. & Feb. 7, 3 p.m. $15. THEATER: The Graduate (Athens Community Theater) See Friday listing for full description Feb. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 & 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;13, 8 p.m. Feb 7 & 14, 2 p.m. $8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15.

Monday 8 EVENTS: Poverty Simulation (ACC Library) An interactive demonstration shows the imbalanced food distrubution in the community. Registration required. 6:30 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Line Dancing with Ron Putman (Buffaloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ) Held the second and fourth Monday of every month. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $5. EVENTS: Crafting Club (Oconee County Library) Join an adults-only crafting club and learn how to make personalized magnets. 6 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Classic City Wrestling (Flicker Theatre & Bar) View old school wrestling on the big screen hosted by Cole Taylor. This night features WrestleMania VI and other shenanigans. 9 p.m. FREE! FILM: Speciesism (Miller Learning Center, Room 148) This film sets out to investigate the hidden secrets of factory farming and ends up exploring an even bigger question: why do humans consider themselves to be the most important species on the planet? 7 p.m. FREE! filmfest GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Meet up Monday (The Rook and Pawn) Social games edition. 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty South Entertainment Trivia (Ovation 12) Hosted by Nic. Play for prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night. 8 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Teen Advisory Board (Oconee County Library) Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens who gather at the beginning of every month to discuss and plan upcoming events. Ages 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. Registration required. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (ACC Library) Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www. KIDSTUFF: Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens (ACC Library) Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. Registration required. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329 KIDSTUFF: Nerd Herd Hang Out (Oconee County Library) Geek out with other nerds. Grades 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. 6 p.m. FREE! oconee PERFORMANCE: A Tribute to Benny Goodman (UGA Performing Arts Center) Bliss leads his band through tunes made famous by the legendary bandleader including â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stompinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at the Savoy,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, Lady Be Goodâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sing, Sing, Singâ&#x20AC;? while sharing stories about Goodmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. 8 p.m. $25â&#x20AC;&#x201C;35. pac.

Tuesday 9 ART: Visiting Artist Lecture (Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S151) Rashaad Newsome works in collage, sculpture, video, performance and sound. His work is in public collections at the Brooklyn Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www. CLASSES: Creative Journaling for Adults (KA Artist Shop) Create page after page to hold your ideas and thoughts. 6 p.m. $20. www. CLASSES: Creative Lettering (Bogart Library) Learn the art of creative lettering by using quotes and making cards, posters and other projects. Supplies provided. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30 p.m. FREE! bogart CLASSES: Computer Class: eBooks and Audiobooks (ACC Library) Learn how to use Georgia Download Destination. Registration required. 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11:30 a.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Tuesday Tour at 2 (UGA Special Collections Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 2 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Nic. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289 GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) See Tuesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (The Savory Spoon) See Tuesday listing for full description 7 p.m. FREE! 706-367-5721 GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) Compete in happy hour trivia hosted by James Majure. First place gets a $30 gift card. 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Student Financial Aid 101 (ACC Library) Participants will learn how to complete the FAFSA, eligibility requirements for the HOPE program and more. 6 p.m. FREE!

KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Preschool Storytime (ACC Library) Ages 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens KIDSTUFF: Mardi Gras Party (Oconee County Library) Celebrate Mardi Gras with music, crafts, special snacks and more. 4 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 LECTURES & LIT: New Town Revue (Avid Bookshop) This installment will feature music by Dave Marr and readings from Jessica Handler and Hope HIlton. 6:30 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: University Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club (Central Presbyterian Church) Author, columnist and commentator of UGA football Loran Smith presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;People, Places and Possibilities Beyond Sports.â&#x20AC;? 11 a.m. FREE! www. PERFORMANCE: Beethoven Lecture and Concert (UGA Robert G. Edge Recital Hall) A three-day celebration of the works of Beethoven hosted by Evgeny Rivkin and Levon Ambartsumian. Students will perform sonatas by the composer for violin and piano. Feb. 9 & 10, 8 p.m. Feb. 12, 5 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA Philharmonia Spring Concert (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The ensemble is one of the Hugh Hodgson School of Musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s large orchestral ensembles. 7:30 p.m. FREE!


a 2016 flagpole favorite for

favorite bbq & favorite outdoor dining Vote at:


The Leathers bldg. 675 pulaski st, ste . 100

SUN-TUES 11am-9pm WED-SAT 11am-10pm

Wednesday 10 CLASSES: Gardening Class: Blueberries & Figs (ACC Library) Gardeners of all levels can learn how to grow blueberry bushes and fig trees. Registration recommended. 6 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: InDesign for Beginners (ACC Library) Learn the basics to make brochures, flyers or menus. Registration required. 7 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Rabbit Box: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Like Meâ&#x20AC;? (The Foundry) This month features storytellers Rachelle Ellis, Dawn D. Bennett, Joseph Houston III, Ismael Cuthbertson, Broderick Flanagan and more. Life the Griot will be the emcee. 7 p.m. $7. EVENTS: Athens Science CafĂŠ (ACC Library) Jeremy Peacock and Zoe Evans will discusses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Measuring Up with GAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Science Standards.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) See Wednesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Music Trivia (Saucehouse Barbeque) Meet at the bar for a round of trivia. 7:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, Downtown and Broad St. locations) Every Wednesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! blindpigtavern GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) See Wednesday listing for full description 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. k continued on next page


Give â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Em Some Sugar In Print for Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day!


Place a

AdkZCdiZh 8aVhh^Ă&#x2019;ZY for FREE! DEADLINE FEB. 8th at Noon! Call 706-549-0301

,-,"a +'--,!(%,+ '1--('0/-,!((%&)., (0'-(0'a +(,- +(,,+(&-!+! &"%% a ' &"%% / -!(+" "'%








-/(+"-, % )(% (&




LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 2 The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www. GAELIC STORM California-based band that blends indie-folk and world grooves with Celtic tradition. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $28 (adv.), $32 (door). www. LUPE FIASCO Outspoken, Chicagobased MC given to experimentation. See Calendar Pick on p. 20. THE BOY ILLINOIS Up-and-coming Chicago-based rapper. BILLY BLUE Miami-based hip hop artist. ZVERSE Hip hop artist from Chicago. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 TWO’S DAY VISIONS Featuring Pop Weirdos, Fabulous Bird, Doug Hoyer, Tyler Butler, BIG IFF and L’Or. The Manhattan Café Loungy Tuesdays. 10 p.m. FREE! 706369-9767 DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning a set of rare and classic deep soul, R&B and blues. Every Tuesday! Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 GANG OF THIEVES Funky rock collective from Vermont.


Wednesday 3 Blue Sky 5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153 VINYL WEDNESDAYS Bring your own records and spin them! Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Showcase your original material. Contact louisphillippelot@ for booking. Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www. REPLICKA Garage rock project led by songwriter Forde Weaver.

MIKE MANTIONE The Five Eight frontman performs a solo set.

ing a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday!

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

Live Wire 8 p.m. FREE! OPEN MIC & LATE NIGHT JAM Drums, keys and amps are provided. Come share your music, jam with other musicians, and have fun!

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com KYSHONA, BETSY, ANSLEY & NICOLE Four talented singer-songwriters team up for an Old Skool Presents… showcase.

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!

Live Wire 11 p.m. FREE! TECROPOLIS Athens’ longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests Yatusabes and D:RC.

JEFF MORRIS Local magician performs. BRANDON NELSON MCCOY Local folk songer-songwriter. YE OLDE SUB SHOP No info available. CABBAGE LOOPER Old school funk, soul and jazz meet today’s fun hip-hop. MAXINE OF ARC Local post-punk band influenced by groups like Coheed and Cambria. NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local up-and-comers play energetic, fun lo-fi rock. LINDA New, Athens-based pop-punk band featuring members of Deep State and Bathrooms. 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $10. RADIOLUCENT Popular local band falling somewhere between Southern

Beth Herzhaft

GAMES: Bingo Bango (Highwire Lounge) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children are invited for bedtime stories. 7 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (Oconee County Library) Watch some anime and manga, listen to J-Pop music, eat Japanese snacks and share fan art. Ages 11–18. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! MEETINGS: “How Does Divine Spirit Work in Your Life?” (ACC Library) This workshop is for all faiths to learn about dreams and past lives. 7 p.m. FREE! www. MEETINGS: Tech Happy Hour (The World Famous) See Wednesday listing for full description 6 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Lunch and Learn (Four Athens) Jeff Bekiares of Founders Legal discusses the top business law topics for startups. Lunch is provided. RSVP. 12 p.m. FREE! www. PERFORMANCE: Faculty Recital (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Professor of clarinet D. Ray McClellan will play works from Brahms, Bozza and Bernstein. McClellan will be accompanied by Damon Denton on piano and Dr. David Starkweather on cello. 8 p.m. $5 (w/ UGA ID), $10. www.pac. PERFORMANCE: Beethoven Lecture and Concert (UGA Robert G. Edge Recital Hall) See Tuesday listing for full description Feb. 9 & 10, 8 p.m. Feb. 12, 5 p.m. FREE!

Wednesday, Feb. 10 continued from p. 23

Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band. The Office Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Saucehouse Barbeque 6 p.m. FREE! HUTCH MCCOLLUM Singersongwriter playing old-school country and bluegrass. VFW 7 p.m. CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local Southern rock singer-songwriter performs with his trio.

Saturday 6 Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes. GLÁSS Newly local post-punk/noise rock band. Album release show! See story on p. 16. ET MEXICO Collaboration between musicians ET Anderson and Zack Mexico. ART CONTEST Math-rock band from Athens via South Carolina.

Colin Hay plays The Foundry on Thursday, Feb. 4. HONEYWHEEL New local progressive rock band. SEA GHOST Synth-and-guitar based indie-pop band from Atlanta. The Foundry 8 p.m. $15 (adv), $20 (door). www. AARON CARTER Pop artist and former reality TV star also known as the brother of Nick Carter. ERICK NATHAN Urban pop artist from Atlanta. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12. CASEY DONAHEW Texas-based country singer-songwriter. RAY FULCHER Born and raised just outside of Augusta, Ray has spent the last several years playing country music all over the Southeast. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 TRAPHORSE New local project from songwriter Jim McCarren. BRIAN CASEY Local brooder plays with members of Vacations. SMOKEDOG This local band plays noisy, burned-out experimental rock. TABLOID Anthemic, jumpy pop rock from members of Little Gold, Hot Fudge and Marshmallow Coast. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. WEISSHUND Groove-oriented rock duo from Atlanta.


Porterhouse Grill 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday 4 Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18–20). www. RICCI New local indie rock band. INTERROBANG Eclectic post-punk group. RAP’D IN CHEIGNZ Local band “makin’ ‘em dance and laugh.” TWIN CRIMINAL Fast-paced rock and roll band. 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5. MOSAIC Indie-folk group from Athens. THE COLOUR NEGATIVE Pop-rock band from Atlanta. NEWREALM Local Christian worship group with an honest, clean sound and cohesive instrumentals. The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door). www. COLIN HAY The frontman for ‘80s pop stars Men at Work performs in support of a new solo album. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John “Dr. Fred” Bowers and featur-

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 THE ENDS Funky rock band from Burlington, NC. 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 Road location) LEAVING COUNTRIES & FRIENDS Local band playing smokin’ folkcountry/Southern rock and roll. Bring an instrument if you want to sit in!

Friday 5 Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. CAMPGROUND New, Athens-based jammy rock band. THE NIGHT SHIFT A group of highspirited musicians based out of Atlanta. NO POST ON SUNDAY No info available. Flicker Theatre & Bar 6 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar. com CHRISTOPHER’S LIVER Songwriter Chris Ingham plays a set of acoustic music.

rock and pop-country. Album release show! See Calendar Pick on p. 20. THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard’s low bass growl. The Foundry Family Counseling Services Benefit. 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www. CAROLINE AIKEN & SHADOW CAB The local singer-songwriter teams up with members of blues group the Shadow Executives for a special Mardi Gras performance. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. WHITEY MORGAN Old-school honky tonk country artist from Flint, MI. See Calendar Pick on p. 20. TONY MARTINEZ Up-and-coming country artist from Phoenix, AZ. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee. com KYSHONA ARMSTRONG Soulful singer-songwriter with a rootsy, bluesy sound. NICOLE BOGGS Nashville-based folk singer-songwriter.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar. com WANDERWILD Local indie rock roject led by local songwriter Matt Martin. SLEEP DANCE Moody, atomspheric chamber folk-pop band with experimental tendencies. SIR WESTON New indie rock band from Atlanta. THOSE MANIC SEAS Experimental art-rock band from Richmond, VA. 40 Watt Club WUOG Valentine’s Dance. 9 p.m. $5. MURK DADDY FLEX Laid-back, sample-driven, old-school hip-hop beats from Terence Chiyezhan. SCOOTERBABE Scrappy, jangly local noise-pop group. DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays grunge- and shoegazeinspired rock. METH WAX Local, punk-inspired lo-fi pop outfit. 12 a.m. FREE! BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www. SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre. com OLD DOMINION Five-piece countryrock band. JORDAN RAGER Country singersongwriter from Loganville. Go Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by John “Dr. Fred” Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee. com BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility. PAUL EDELMAN Folk-country singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC. Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE JAZZ See Friday’s listing for full description Lumpkin Street Station 10 p.m. FREE! LumpkinStreetStation SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band. LITTLE RAINE BAND Rock/Americana band from Birmingham, AL. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 GRÜT Atlanta-based band that dabbles in electronica, funk and more. The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840 THE FANTASTIC PLASTICS New York-based duo playing techno, danceable, robotic new wave. DEVOMATIX Devo tribute band.

Sunday 7 ACC Library 3 p.m. FREE! THE NOW AND THEN BAND Playing a mix of bluegrass, country and Americana covers and originals. The Foundry 1 p.m. $5. BAIN MATTOX AND SHOT FROM GUNS Rare reunion show from this folk-rock group, playing acoustic music filled out with accordion and mandolin. TIN CUP PROPHETTE Celticinspired acoustic folk from local songwriter Amanda Kapousouz. DJ FUZZY BEAR Playing a kidfriendly set of music.

Monday 8 The Foundry 8 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens. com SWEETHEART DUETS HOOT This month will highlight musical couples, featuring Cameron Federal and Russell Cook, Kate Morrissey and Roger Stahl, Margo and Art Rosenbaum, Karen Bergmann and James Cook, Mary Sigalas and Matt Yelton, Sarah and Darrin Cook, Jenny and Jamie Derevere and Olive Hebert and Riley Kirkpatrick. Maggie Hunter will guest host and open with a song for all the single people out there. See Calendar Pick on p. 20. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night every Monday. Hosted by Larry Forte. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Alabama hotspot.

Tuesday 9 Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $12 (21+), $14 (18–20). www. WILD CHILD Folk-pop collective from Austin, TX. CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie-folk. The Classic Center 7 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.classiccenter. com WIDESPREAD PANIC The Athensbased jam-band juggernaut plays a two-night stand. See story on p. 14.

The Classic Center 7 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.classiccenter. com WIDESPREAD PANIC See Tuesday’s listing for full description Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. PILGRIM Local rock band led by songwriter Paul McHugh.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar. com SARAH ZUNIGA Talented singersongwriter with a sweet voice. LAWRENCE TRAILER Brooklyn, NY-based singer-songwriter.

Georgia Theatre 8:30 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door). www. BOOMBOX Vintage-oriented eletctropsychedelic group from Muscle Shoals, AL. RAMONA WOUTERS Beat-centric electronic DJ and Belgium native.

40 Watt Club 10:30 p.m. $10. BLOODKIN The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of rootsrock with sharply written lyrics.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. DJ TONY CHACKAL Spinning an all-vinyl set.

The Foundry 6 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens. com OPEN MIC NIGHT Hosted by Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday!

Georgia Theatre 9:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www. FUNK YOU Augusta band playing funky, high energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams. CBDB Alabama-based “joyfunk” band playing a mix of funk, progressive rock and jam fusion. THE ORANGE CONSTANT Fusionoriented local jam-rock band. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 TWO’S DAY VISIONS Featuring Dick Hunsinger, Christopher’s Liver, Greef, Lisa/Liza, Emileigh Ireland, John Fernandes and Antlered Aunt Lord. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee. com AUSTIN PIAZZOLLA QUINTET Specializing in the music of Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, as well as original nuevo tango compositions. ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho. The Manhattan Café Loungy Tuesdays. 10 p.m. FREE! 706369-9767 DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning a 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 10 Blue Sky 5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153 VINYL WEDNESDAYS Bring your own records and spin them!


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

Live Wire 8 p.m. FREE! OPEN MIC & LATE NIGHT JAM See Wednesday’s listing for full description 11:30 p.m. $10. www.livewireathens. com SAM HOLT BAND Atlanta-based roots-rock crew. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 MARADEEN Five-piece rock group from Nashville, TN. The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 KARAOKE See Wednesday’s listing for full description Porterhouse Grill 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT Enjoy an evening of originals, improv and standards.


Your Table in 5 Points

Tuesday, February 9

&AT4UESDAY Crawfish Pie Jambalaya Gumbo $ 4 Hurricanes $ 2 Abita Amber Join Us for


Friday, Feb. 12 - Sunday Feb. 14 Open at 4pm Mon-Fri and 11am Sat & Sun By the Loop Next to Tall Boy Beverage Co. Free Parking!

2095 S. Milledge Ave.



Weisshund Mike Mantione





Old Skool presents All the Single Ladies FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH

Kyshona Armstrong Nicole Boggs SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH

Betsy Franck Paul Edelman MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH


Austin Piazolla Quartet Athens Tango Project ATHENS’ INTIMATE LIVE MUSIC VENUE See website for show times & details

237 prince ave. • 706.353.3050

Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, and Anaïs Mitchell

Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! HIBBS BROTHERS Featuring Rob Hibbs on acoustic guitar and Garrett Hibbs on mandolin, showcasing originals and covering singer-songwriters such as Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young and Howe Gelb.

Down the Line 2/11 SPACE A ROCK BAND (Buffalo’s Café) 2/11 DREAM CULTURE / SLANG / GRAND (Caledonia Lounge) 2/11 DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS / MONSOON / CAMP AMPED BAND (40 Watt Club) 2/11 ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND (The Foundry) 2/11 TRAE PIERCE & THE T-STONE BAND / THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD (Georgia Theatre) 2/11 JAZZ JAM (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) 2/11 STRUNG LIKE A HORSE / BLACKFOOT GYPSIES (Live Wire) 2/11 SOUTHERN BRED CO. (Nowhere Bar)

Grammy winner Patty Griffin joins forces with Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell in a celebration of American songwriting. Griffin is the recipient of the American Music Association’s Artist of the Year Award, Watkins was a founding member of Nickel Creek, and Mitchell has been called “the queen of modern folk music.”

Tuesday, February 16 8:00 p.m. �

Hodgson Concert Hall

ORDER YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Deadline for getting listed in The Calendar is FRIDAY at 5 p.m. for the print issue that comes out the following Wednesday. Online listings are updated daily.

Call the Box Office: 706-542-4400. Toll Free: 888-289-8497 Order online and print your tickets at home:



bulletin board Deadline for getting listed in Bulletin Board is every THURSDAY at 5 p.m. for the print issue that comes out the following Wednesday. Online listings are updated daily. Email

Art Arts in Community Grants (Athens, GA) The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission will award two grants of $1,500 each to promote creative placemaking in the community. Grants will be awarded based on the level of community enrichment through the arts, contribution to the local identity and quality or artistic merit. Artists, local organizations and groups can apply. Deadline Feb. 26. Funds released Apr. 22. All awarded works must be completed by Dec. 30. athens, www. Call for Artists (Amici) Currently accepting artists for exhibitions. Email samples of work to Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts (Georgia Center for Continuing Education) This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Folk and Folks: Variations on the Vernacularâ&#x20AC;? and includes presentations by scholars from all over the nation. Robert M. Hicklin Jr. will deliver the keynote address, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Story of Southern, in Pictures,â&#x20AC;? at 5:30 on Feb. 4. Symposium presentations Feb. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6. FREE! (UGA students), $85 (lectures), $285 (full symposium). www.georgiamuseum. org Indie South Fair Springtacular (Downtown Athens) Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; largest handmade and vintage market is currently seeking artists and vendors for its annual spring market, the Springtacular, held Apr. 30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 1. Apply online. Deadline Feb. 29. www.indiesouth Pictures of Us: Portfolio Review (Lyndon House Arts Center) Three artists featured in

the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pictures of Us: Photographers from The Do Good Fund Collectionâ&#x20AC;? exhibit will review portfolios in 20-minute sessions. Schedule an appointment. 706-613-3623, didi. Seeking Art Teachers (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) Seeking teachers and courses for an adult art education program beginning in March. Submit proposals for beginner to intermediate level classes to Southworks Call for Artists (OCAF, Watkinsville) Seeking submissions for the 21st annual Southworks National Juried Art Exhibition on Apr. 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 6. Visit website for application and to submit images. Cash prizes will be awarded to top pieces. Deadline Feb. 12. $25-35. The Eclectic Bazaar (Creature Comforts Brewery) Indie South Fair is seeking artists, crafters and vintage vendors for the Eclectic Bazaar on Mar. 26. Handmade items, collectibles and vintage wares. Deadline Feb. 20. Apply online.,

Auditions The Party Bomb: A Comedy in Two Acts (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Seeking actors to fill rolls in an independent comedy, as well as 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15 extras for party scenes. The script can be downloaded online. Auditions Feb. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;25. reavis., copperhorse. Wait Until Dark (Athens Community Theater) Town & Gown Players seek two females and four males for a production of Wait Until Dark, a thriller adapted for

the stage by Jeffrey Hatcher. Cold readings. Feb. 8 & 9, 7 p.m. www.

Classes Bikram Hot Yoga (Bikram Yoga Athens) Classes in hot yoga are offered seven days a week. Karma Classes on Sundays at 6 p.m. benefit Project Safe. Beginners welcome. Student discounts available. 706353-9642, 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. Drawing with Cameron Hampton (OCAF, Watkinsville) Hampton leads a four-week workshop in drawing essentials. Tuesdays, Feb. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;23, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $100â&#x20AC;&#x201C;110. 706-769-4565, info@, 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. Lunchtime Yoga (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) Margaret Thomas leads Lunchtime Yoga for all levels. BYO mat. Wednesday and Fridays. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop (Athens Regional Medical Center, Loran Smith Center) Years of medical research and training are blended into eight weeks of instruction and a

by Cindy Jerrell



Checkers just arrived and has a lot of questions, but he is happily distracted via snuggling. Charming and friendly boy ^P[OĂ&#x2026;\MM` black and white coat.

Hart is a big guy, around 15 pounds of impressive Tabby. He is social, enjoys meeting people, and is neutered.


1/21 to 1/27



CELESTE This pretty young lady has so much going for her, but sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been looked over many times. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already spayed and up to date on vaccinations! She has a wonderful personality that is both playful and calm and she really enjoys being the center of attention. You can spend time with her in the interaction room to see how loving and fun she is.

(**(504(3*65;963See more pets online at 17 Dogs Impounded, 6 Adopted, 4 Reclaimed, 6 to Rescue Groups 6 Cats Impounded, 6 Adopted, 0 Reclaimed, 0 to Rescue Groups

FLAGPOLE.COM â&#x2C6;&#x2122; FEBRUARY 3, 2016

Artwork by Meaza Nigatu is included in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebrating a History: A Black History Month Exhibit,â&#x20AC;? which is currently on view at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation through Friday, Feb. 19. one-day mindfulness retreat focused on reducing stress and anxiety and increasing general well-being. Mondays, Feb. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Mar. 28, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $225. 706-475-4990, loransmith 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. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7. $270. 706-612-3816 PALS Institute (PALS Institute) The PALS Institute provides training in GED preparation, literacy, EFL, business and computer skills to women. Women to the World covers the cost of materials and testing fees. 706-548-0000 Printmaking Workshops (Double Dutch Press) 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. or Apr. 20, 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. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stampmaking.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 6, 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. $50. howdy@doubledutch, www.doubledutchpress. com Quilting (Sewcial Studio) Quilting classes for beginner to advanced students cover both traditional and modern projects. sewcialstudio@, 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). salsaathens Western Square Dance Lessons (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Learn to square dance. Singles welcome. First two lessons are free. Lessons will move to Buffalosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; back room mid-March. www.classiccitysquare

Yoga & Ecstatic Dance (Healing Arts Centre, Sangha Yoga Studio) Intermediate integral yoga with Lakshmi Sutter. Thursdays, 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. Ecstatic dance with Laura. Get your groove on to sacred beats. Feb. 5, 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. 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). Yoga for Life (Yoga Yurt Athens) This six-week course implements a yogic approach to dealing with the challenges of life. Begins Feb. 16, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30 p.m. $75. www.centeredyou. com,

Help Out 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 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. Readers Needed (Learning Ally) Learning Ally is looking for volunteers to train as readers to help create audio textbooks for people with print disabilities. scourt@learning, 706-549-1313

Kidstuff Day Off School Programs (Multiple Locations) ACC Leisure Services offers programs for when

Clarke County School District schools are not in session. The East Athens Community Center presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fitness and Fun.â&#x20AC;? Rocksprings Park hosts â&#x20AC;&#x153;Out of School, Into Art.â&#x20AC;? For ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. Feb. 15, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;22.50. www.athensclarke The Heroines Club (1161 Long Rd.) A monthly mother-daughter empowerment circle based on the sharing of real-life heroines and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Sistersâ&#x20AC;? Circle is for ages 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Sistersâ&#x20AC;? Circle is for ages 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;14. Visit website for next meeting. $25.

Support Groups Adoptee Support and Encouragement (Oasis Counseling Center) Group meetings are held for teens ages 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16 to explore and share the feelings, experiences and views of being an adoptee through art, journaling, media and activities. Parents meet at the same time in a separate area. Thursdays in March and April. 706543-3522, www.oasiscounseling Alanon (540 Prince Ave.) Alanon: a 12-step recovery program for those affected by someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drinking. Noon to evening meetings on most days. FREE! Alcoholics Anonymous (Athens, GA) If you want to drink, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. 706-389-4164, Amputee Support Group (ACC Library) All are welcome. Meets every first Thursday of the month. Contact Reyna, 706-498-4313 Emotions Anonymous (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) A 12-step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Meets Sundays, 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. 706-202-7463, www.emotions Project Safe (Athens, GA) Meetings for Warriors: Hope &

Healing from Domestic Violence Group are held every Tuesday, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., with a dinner on the last Tuesday of each month. Meetings for the New Beginnings Support Group are held every Monday, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., with a dinner on the last Monday of the month. Childcare provided. 24-hour crisis hotline: 706-543-3331. Teen texting line: 706-765-8019. Business: 706549-0922. Meeting information: 706-613-3357, ext. 772. S-Anon (Cornerstone Church) S-Anon is a support group for family and friends of sexaholics, based on the 12 steps of AA., The Legacy Circle: A Monthly Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Athens Homebrew Classic: Homebrew Competition Seeking local homebrewers. The competition requires two bottles per entry. Crowd favorite competition requires five gallons. Mar. 20, 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $10 entry fee. www.homebrew 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

art around town AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Watercolor paintings of local scenes by Jamie Calkin. 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 Harrison Center for the Arts & Preschoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lobby Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mentor/Menteeâ&#x20AC;? features the work of professors and students from UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lamar Dodd School of Art. Through May 20. â&#x20AC;˘ In the Bertelsmann Gallery & Cases, works by first semester art students at Athens Academy. Through Feb. 19. â&#x20AC;˘ In the Myers Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebrating Painting and Sculptureâ&#x20AC;? by Leonard Piha. Reception Feb. 21. Currently on view through Apr. 15. ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Photographic Structure in the Southâ&#x20AC;? is curated by the Georgia Museum of Art and pulls from The Do Good Fund Collection. Through February. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;smalltownBIGCITYâ&#x20AC;? is an exploration of the Southern vernacular aesthetic through the perspectives of artists Kelly Porter and Brandon Donahue. Closing reception Mar. 18. BENDZUNAS GLASS (89 W. South Ave., Comer) The family-run studio has been creating fine art glass for almost 40 years. CINĂ&#x2030; BARCAFE (234 W. Hancock Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pictures of Us: Photographs from the Do Good Fund Collectionâ&#x20AC;? is sponsored by the Global Georgia Initiative of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. Through Mar. 2. CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stirred Fictionâ&#x20AC;? features paintings by Corrine Colarusso. Through Feb. 26. THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) In Classic Gallery I, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hello, Neighborâ&#x20AC;? features artwork by Terry Rowlett, Michelle Fontaine, RenĂŠ Shoemaker and Michael Ross. In Classic Gallery II, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tableauâ&#x20AC;? features works by Mary Ruth Moore, Michael Oliveri, Ally White and Otto Lange. CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) A collection of expressively colored, moody character portraits by Cameron Bliss. Through Feb. 6. DONDEROâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Watercolors by Jamie Calkin. Reception Feb. 26. Through February. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Works by Susan Abell. Through February. 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, Dan Smith, Cheri Wranosky and more. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Linocuts and woodcuts by Christopher Ingham. Through February. Reception Feb. 5. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Seven artists invited seven artists who then invited seven artists to share work in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chain Reaction.â&#x20AC;? Through Apr. 1. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Girlhood Embroidery: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Crowned with Glory and Immortality.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Through Feb. 28. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;George Segal: Everyday Apparitions.â&#x20AC;? Through Mar. 6. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tools of Tradeâ&#x20AC;? offers a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes when putting together a museum exhibition. Through Mar. 16. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cherokee Basketry: Woven Cultureâ&#x20AC;? examines basket-making history and its modern revival. Through Apr. 17. â&#x20AC;˘ In the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twists and Turns: Sculptures by Alice Aycockâ&#x20AC;? includes two sculptures, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Waltzing Matildaâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twin Vortexes.â&#x20AC;? Through Sept. 4. GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scatterfieldâ&#x20AC;? by Zane Cochran is a large-scale interactive installation with 3,000 LEDs capable of producing over 16 million different colors. Through February. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Paintings by Jeremy Hughes. Through Feb. 14. HEIRLOOM CAFĂ&#x2030; (815 N. Chase st.) Joel Kern presents a series of prints from the book 42. Through February. HENDERSHOTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Melissa Lee. Through February.

p.m. Party Bridge is held Thursdays at 1 p.m. All games $5. 706-2484809 Ice Skating (The Classic Center) The Classic Center will offer ice skating in the outdoor pavilion through Feb. 28. $10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. 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. Finalistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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 Senior Adult Trips (Rocksprings Community Center) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Atlanta Home Show Tripâ&#x20AC;? is an annual home show sharing decorating tips and home improvement ideas. Feb. 19, 9:30

a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5:30 p.m. Trips depart and return to Rocksprings Park. For ages 55 & up. 706-613-3602, www.athens Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (190 Gaines School Rd.) Georgia United Credit Union is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at UGA to provide income tax asssistance. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings through Apr. 13. Saturdays through Apr. 19. Schedule an appointment online. 706-227-5400, ext. 6486, membership/vita-tax-prep adDRESS a Need Sale (Georgia Square Mall) New and gently used dresses are available to purchase Mar. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;20, with proceeds benefiting Friends of Advantage. $20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;150/ dress., f

JITTERY JOEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) Watercolor paintings of local scenes by Jamie Calkin and photography by Beka Poss. Through February. JUST PHOâ&#x20AC;ŚAND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Silk wall hangings and paintings by Margaret Agner. Through February. LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parallels: Jonathan Wahl & Sondra Shermanâ&#x20AC;? generates a deeper commentary on the meaning of jewelry and ornament. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Strangers Hereâ&#x20AC;? is part of a city-wide exhibition presented by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pictures of Us: Photographs from the Do Good Fund Collection.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Preservationistâ&#x20AC;? is presented by the Air Purifying Plants Proliferation Project, a group of printmaking and painting and drawing graduate students. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Potatoâ&#x20AC;? takes the insult â&#x20AC;&#x153;couch potatoâ&#x20AC;? as its point of inspiration. All exhibitions through Feb. 25. LOWERY IMAGING GALLERY (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Danielsville) The gallery features paper and canvas giclee prints by Athens artists as well as artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; renderings of Athens. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pictures of Us: Photographs from the Do Good Fund Collectionâ&#x20AC;? includes 20 portraits by artists working in the South. Reception Feb. 18. Artist Panel Feb. 19. Currently on view through Mar. 5. MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 GA-98, Danielsville) Pottery by Will Langford. Through February. MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) Known as one of the original artists of Mad Magazine, Jack Davis has had an illustrious career creating cartoons for publications, television and advertising. Through Apr. 17. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebrating a History: A Black History Month Exhibit.â&#x20AC;? Through Feb. 19. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mind-Paint-Prayer: Artwork by Scott Pope.â&#x20AC;? Through Feb. 19. RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seeing Georgia: Changing Visions of Tourism and the Modern Southâ&#x20AC;? includes photos, postcards, artifacts and other ephemera representing six Georgia tourism sites with histories of political and cultural battles. Through July. â&#x20AC;˘ As part of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pictures of Us: Photographs from The Do Good Fund Collection,â&#x20AC;? the exhibition â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gordon Parks Confronts the Color Lineâ&#x20AC;? includes photographs from a Life magazine 1956 photo essay on segregation in the South. Through March. STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) A retrospective exhibition of winning entries from the last 10 years of the gardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s student art competition. Through February. STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mixed Maniaâ&#x20AC;? features mixed media artwork by University of North Georgia Dahlonega students and art instructor Stanley Bermudez. Through Mar. 5. THE SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St.) Surreal collages by Susan Pelham. Through March. 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. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deepâ&#x20AC;? features new paintings of coastal seas, shipwrecks, sea creatures and beaches by Veronica Darby. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) The collages of Susan Pelham are influenced by Magic Realism, Surrealism, nursery rhymes, limericks, camp songs and art history. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Memorias: Paintings by Julio Mejiaâ&#x20AC;? includes large-scale abstract oil paintings associated with memories and emotions. Closing reception Feb. 24. WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Watercolor images by Jamie Calkin and metal works by Leonard Piha. WILLSON CENTER FOR HUMANITIES AND ARTS (1260 S. Lumpkin St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scenes from the Southern Terrainâ&#x20AC;? features images from The Do Good Fund Collection and is curated by the UGA College of Environment and Design. Through February. THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Permanent artists include RA Miller, Chris Hubbard, Travis Craig, Michelle Fontaine, Dan Smith, Greg Stone and more. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monuments to Empire, Part II: Photomurals by Tobin Russellâ&#x20AC;? depicts contemporary U.S. housing, commerce and infrastructure as an artifact of the past. Through Feb. 7. â&#x20AC;˘ Old school stencils by Deonna Mann. Reception Feb. 7.


Nessie wants you to Vote Us Favorite

Great Hair

Hair Salon!









(706) 208-9588

285 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601


2&#+-"#0,%#$+'*7 '1*--)',%$-0-32%-',%  0#*' *#!,"'"2#1 ),-5*#"%#-$#!'%1.*31

.*#1#"0-.0#13+#-$$22&#1&-. "30',%-30&-301 +.++-,12.+.+13,"71

,-.&-,#!**1 Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Best Selection of: H&--)&1H%0',"#01H H%*11H.64.-0'8#01H H-'*0'%,"!-,!#,202#%*11H H,"1-+3!&+-0#H "AXTER3Ts706.549.6360




Buy It, Sell It, Rent It, Use It! Place an ad anytime at

 Indicates images available at

Real Estate Apartments for Rent

2 / 3 / 4 B R s w / g re a t a m e n i t i e s . Wa l k i n g distance to downtown and campus, star ting at just $475/mo. per person. Reserve yours today! Visit or call (706) 543-0320. Eastside quadraplex, 2BR/2BA, $500/mo. & 2BR/1BA, $475/mo. Eastside duplex, 2BR/1BA & FP, $525/ mo. 3BR/2BA & FP, $700/mo. Call McWaters Realty: (706) 353-2700 or cell: (706) 5401529. Now Pre-leasing for Fall! Get August Free! Beautiful studio, 1, & 2 BR apts. close to campus on UGA and Athens bus lines. Newly renovated with lots of extras and great floor plans. Argo Apartments, 2091 S. Milledge Ave., (706) 353-1111,

Commercial Property

Duplexes For Rent

Eastside Offices For Lease 1060 Gaines School Rd. 1325 sf $1400/mo. 1200 sf $1200/ mo. 700 sf $750/mo. 150 sf (furnished incl. util.) $400/mo. (706) 202-2246.

Cedar Shoals Square Tr i - l e v e l t o w n h o m e s w i t h a p p ro x . 3 , 0 0 0 s q f t . 4–5BR/4BA. HW floors, bay windows, double-porches, all electric. Avail. Fall 2016. Call (706) 395-1400 for info.

Office/Studio space for lease in Athens. The Leathers Bldg on Pulaski Street. Over 500 sqft w/ a 250 sqft heart pine loft. $1000/mo. or less for long term lease. Call Dane (706) 254-1205. Paint Artist Studio Avail. at Chase Park–Historic Boulevard, Artistic Community. 160 Tracy St. Rent: 400 sf $200/mo or 300 sf $150/mo. Marianne Palmer (706) 202-2246.

Condos for Rent Just reduced! Investor’s Westside condo. 2BR/2BA, FP, 1500 sf., great investment, lease 12 mos. at $575/mo. Price in $40s. For more info, call McWaters Realty: (706) 353-2700 or (706) 540-1529.

flagpole classifieds Reach Over 30,000 Readers Every Week! Business Services Real Estate Music For Sale

Employment Vehicles Messages Personals

BASIC RATES* Individual Real Estate Business (RTS) Run-‘Til-Sold** Online Only***

$10 per week $14 per week $16 per week $40 per 12 weeks $5 per week

* Ad enhancement prices are viewable at ** Run-‘Til-Sold rates are for MERCHANDISE ONLY *** Available for individual rate categories only

PLACE AN AD • At, pay with credit card or PayPal account • Call our Classifieds Dept. (706) 549-0301 • Email us at

For Sale Antiques Archipelago Antiques: The best of past trends in design and art! 1676 S. Lumpkin St. Open daily 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. (706) 3544297.



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

S e l f P u b l i s h Yo u r B o o k . Complete local, professional publishing service. Editing, design, layout and printing services. 25 years experience. (706) 3954874.

Music Services

Professional Psychic. Problem Solver. Advises in all matters in life. Stop worrying about everything. Let me give you answers! (706) 5488598. Call for free question by phone.

Welcome to CreekStone: Spacious 2 BR 2 BA roommate style. Prime location, perfect price! Contact (706) 850-6106 or creekstone@toroproperties. com. Mention this ad to get 1/2 off application and special discount.

Lexington Vintage. Whimsical marketplace: vintage finds, local art, architectural salvage, upcycled furniture, gift & home decor. 1743 Lexington Rd., behind A&H Sales & Service. Look for the big rooster!

Houses for Rent

Local Athens food truck operation. Sale includes fully functioning food truck and kitchen. $79,000 firm. ACC health department approved. (706) 540-2134.

Selling music equipment? Offering music lessons? Looking for a new band mate? Make your musical needs known with Flagpole Classifieds! Visit classifieds.





Nuçi’s Space needs your old instruments & music gear! All donations are tax-deductible. Call (706) 227-1515 or come by Nuçi’s Space, 396 Oconee St.

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

2BR/1BA, 196 Magnolia St. 1/2 block from IHOP and the library. W/D, DW. Avail. now! Call Brian (678) 698-7613. 3BR/2BA Brick Ranch on 5 acres. Bogart. Avail. now. $1300/mo. (706) 540-4935. 3BR/2BA, Green Acres. W o o d b u r n i n g s t o v e F P, fenced yd., pets OK. W/D. Vet School, shopping, busline. $1100/mo. Short-term or long-term lease. Avail. Feb. 1. (706) 201-7004.

Houses for Sale 3BR/2BA house off Mitchell Bridge Rd. 2 car garage, masonry fireplace and lots of storage. Very secluded, culde-sac lot. $127,000. (706) 202-7922.


Gettin’ outta town? Don’t miss the weekly goodness of a freshly cracked Flagpole full of news from back home. Subscribe: $40 for 6 mo., $70 for a yr.! Call (706) 549-0301.



C. Hamilton & Associates


Instant cash is now being paid for good vinyl records & CDs in fine condition.Wuxtry Records, at corner of Clayton & College Dwntn. (706) 369-9428.

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.

Health Courage to Quit is a 4-session program to help you quit using tobacco products. Mondays, Feb. 22, 29, Mar. 7 & 14, 5:30 p.m. $30 deposit/participant. www.


CALL SHARON 706-202-8944


Jobs Full-time Athens Art and Frame has an opening for a FT picture frame designer. For more info visit our website: 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. Licensed Massage Therapist – Urban Sanctuar y. Experience req. Must be proficient w/ deep tissue and pain management massage therapy. Excellent career o p p o r t u n i t y. G r e a t community, environment, professional suppor t, perks and training. Email resume: candice@ urbansanctuaryspa. com. Lake Richard B. Russell Lake Front Restaurant looking for working kitchen manager and staff. Send Resume to glennahamilton3960@ March opening.



• Deadline to place ads is 11:00 a.m. every Monday for the following Wednesday issue • All ads must be prepaid • Set up an account to review your placement history or replace old ads at




C. Hamilton & Associates 706-613-9001

Now hiring Delivery Drivers and Cooks at Locos Grill and Pub Eastside, 1985 Bar nett Shoals Rd., and Delivery Drivers at Locos Grill and Pub Westside, 2020 Timothy Rd. No experience necessary: we’re looking for fun people with a great attitude! Apply in person between 2-4pm, or online at www.locosgrill. com/employment or email or Now hiring sales associates at the Five Points Bottle Westside location. FT and PT. Apply online at www. Please do not call or stop by. Must work 4 days minimum. Seeking motivated sales re p re s e n t a t i v e s f o r a growing business in Watkinsville. Must be comfortable making cold calls, must be selfmotivated and competitive in nature. Basic computer skills required. $10/hr during 60 day evaluation period. Competitive commission/bonus structure avail. upon hire. Mon.–Fri. 8:30am–5:30pm. Please contact Kathryn, E x p re s s E m p l o y m e n t : (706) 548-0625.

Part-time 5 Points Prep Now Hiring Tutors: High School and College levels: Math and Science. Test Prep: SAT/ ACT, GRE/GMAT/LSAT/MCAT. To apply contact Dr. Lisa Barrett at 5pointsprep@gmail. com. Graduate Athens Spa seeking experienced Nail Technicians, Estheticians and Massage Therapists. Cross-trained a plus. Competitive pay, flexible hours. Apply online at: Licensed Massage Therapist – Urban Sanctuary. Experience req. Must be proficient w/ deep tissue and pain management massage therapy. Excellent career o p p o r t u n i t y. G r e a t community, environment, p ro f e s s i o n a l s u p p o r t , perks and training. Email resume: candice@ L i n e / P re p C o o k s w a n t e d a t D o m i n i c k ’s I t a l i a n Restaurant in Watkinsville. Experienced w/ dependable dedicated work ethic. Apply in person: 1430 Capital Ave., Suite 101. Tues.–Fri., 2–5pm.

Elder Tree Farms


in Athens. Everything you need to get fresh eggs daily in your backyard - 2 hens, moveable coop, feeder, & water container. Available for 4 week intervals. Sign up now!

PT position avail. at Escape The Space. Ideal for those who love what we do and want to be a part of it! Contact Andrew Brasher: puzzlemaster@

Know someone special with an upcoming bir thday, anniversary or important milestone? Give a public shout out through Flagpole for free! Call (706) 549-0301 for more info.

Walk, bike, bus, or drive to work... and get paid to type! SBSA is a financial transcription company offering PT positions, unbeatable scheduling flexibility, and competitive production-based pay. Currently seeking those with strong touch-typing and English grammar/ comprehension skills for our office on S. Milledge Ave. We are located close to campus and are on multiple bus routes. Learn more and apply at www.

Organizations Do you like reading about the end of the world? After The End: A Post-Apocalyptic Book Club meets First Thursdays. Feb. 4, 7 p.m. @ Athens-Clarke County Library for Bird Box by Josh Malerman.

Pets Want to adopt a medium-sized puppy. Ask for Perry. (706) 369-1317.



It’s almost that time! Send a Va l e n t i n e / G a l e n t i n e message in Flagpole Classifieds for Free! 2 5 w o rd s o r l e s s , s p a c e is limited. Email class@ or call (706) 549-0301 by Feb. 8.

Messages Happy Birthday, Kelly!! Cats and carrot cake forever!

Week of 2/1/16 - 2/7/16

The Weekly Crossword 1







by Margie E. Burke










21 24


22 25






40 44

50 56















55 59










ACROSS 1 Bridge feature 5 Stringed instrument 9 Jane Fonda film, "Monster _____" 14 Make a bundle 15 Arabian bigwig 16 Green 17 Cybercafe patron 18 Take for a bride 19 Not bold 20 Beat 22 Gym tote 24 Itsy-bitsy biter 26 Ogler's look 27 Formula ___ 28 Chester White's home 30 Understandable 33 Kind of photograph 35 Folklore fiend 39 Part of MADD 40 It may be flared 43 Carry on 44 Energy drinks, perhaps 46 "Carmen" highlight 49 Drone, e.g.


32 35















TH 19 !

Copyright 2016 by The Puzzle Syndicate

50 53 54 56 59 62 63 65 66 67 68 69 70 71

Cleopatra biter Shipping hazard Donations What a slow runner may need "Ciao!" Arise Armoire feature Bat's home Bloodless Coin since 2002 Analogous Gave out Erupt Lash mark

DOWN 1 Adjoin 2 Itch cause 3 Religious leader 4 Graceful bird 5 Cut down 6 During 7 Small stream 8 First choice 9 Apprentice doctor 10 Catch 11 Pole-lowering dance

12 Winged 13 Golf club 21 Breakfast sizzler 23 Charge 25 Get rid of 28 Identifying mark 29 Forum wear 31 Top 40 lists 32 ___ bag 34 Core 36 Prospector's funding 37 Opportune 38 "If all __ fails..." 41 Gumbo pod 42 Like some talk 45 Clique 47 Out 48 "Wanna ___?" 50 Coming up 51 Taste, e.g. 52 Ottoman title 55 Avian chatterbox 57 Face-off 58 Dashed 60 Dastardly doings 61 It may be due on a duplex 64 Propel a boat

HjWb^hh^dc^c[dgbVi^dc/ compilation/submission

CZli]^hnZVg/HjWb^indjghdc\Wn;ZWgjVgn&.i]idWZeVgid[ djg[^ghiZkZgÆEZdeaZÉh8]d^XZÇkdi^c\#LZl^aaaZi6i]ZchiZaajh l]di]ZnlVcidci]^hnZVgÉh89 I]^hnZVgÉh6i];ZhiXdbe^aVi^dc^hWZ^c\ejiid\Zi]ZgVcYVggVc\ZY Wni]ZBjh^X7jh^cZhhhijYZcihViJ<6# 6i];Zhi:YjXViZh^hV*%&X(cdcegd[^idg\Vc^oVi^dcl]dhZb^hh^dc^hidhjhiV^cVcY VYkVcXZbjh^XVcYVgihZYjXVi^dc[dgi]Zndjc\eZdeaZ^c6i]Zch"8aVg`Z8djcin#

6i]Zch!<6Bjh^X^VchDcan# FjZhi^dch4ZbV^aaWgdhX]Zg5\bV^a#Xdb

Puzzle answers are available at




Suboxone Doctors specializing in pain

pill and heroin detox.

Immediate availability.

Build a new life. Let us be your foundation. Legacy Office Park · 1800 Hog Mountain Road Building 500, Suite 103 · Watkinsville, GA 30677 706-534-8574 phone/fax/text



locally grown


hey, bonita…

Trouble With Co-Workers and Exes Advice for Athens’ Loose and Lovelorn By Bonita Applebum In the new year at work, my shifts went from mostly evenings to mostly mornings, which means I’m working with some coworkers I previously didn’t know well. It’s been fun getting to know these folks better. Where I work, our morning shifts are usually pretty busy, and it’s easy to get a little stressed. Everyone handles stress differently, and part of working with new people is learning how to ebb and flow well with everyone else. One girl in particular seems to get pretty stressed out during rushes and will snap (mildly) at other co-workers. She seems to get upset if I do not respond to her stress by also acting stressed. I have noticed over the last month that I am now being left out of things she once included me in. I’ll catch her rolling her eyes when I make small talk with customers or other co-workers. I would like to confront her about this, but from what I’ve come to understand, other coworkers know she is like this and have simply come to expect it from her. I do not know if I should confront the issue or just let it be and swallow it as her being immature.

215 North Lumpkin St. • Athens, GA

18 & over / ID reqd. Tickets available online and at Georgia Theatre Box Office

My longtime girlfriend recently told me that she just wants to be friends, and it wasn’t too long after that that I saw her at Go Bar with somebody who, whoever he or she was, was definitely not me. My question, and I know you have addressed this one before, is, is it possible in any way to just be friends with somebody you have been more than that with for over two years? It’s possible, but it’s difficult. Personally, I find I am great friends with my exes from high school and undergrad, but I can barely look in the face of anyone I dated in the past decade or so. I pretty much lost touch with my super-old exes after I graduated and started dating a bevy of new blood, and then one day my girlfriend from high school found me on Facebook. We were still fooling around for a while after we broke up—not in a lighthearted, no-strings way, but in ways that would leave me sobbing and plotting to beat up her new boyfriend afterwards. When I was a teenager, I wanted to marry her. But




DOORS 8:00PM • SHOW 9:00PM





DOORS 8:00PM • SHOW 9:00PM












DOORS 8:00PM • SHOW 8:30PM


Take this issue to management if it’s making your work environment uncomfortable or unbearable. It sounds like you just have a nightmare coworker, though. You don’t seem particularly bothered by her not liking you, and I don’t think coworkers are required to be friends. I gotta draw the line at unprofessional behavior in front of customers and coworker—a line she’s toeing with her eye-rolling in the workplace. Honestly, what she’s doing doesn’t sound unprofessional across the board, but it’s definitely annoying and immature. She’s not a manager or anyone with the power to affect your hours or pay rate, is she? I’m sure she already experiences a degree of alienation among coworkers if everyone knows and hates her behavior pattern, but that’s not your problem. Life will teach her how to treat people. Meanwhile, ignore her. Bond with the coworkers whom you like and who truly like you.

nowadays she’s got kids, short hair, a wife that’s not me, and she lives in a region of the country you couldn’t pay me to visit. I like seeing photos of her homemade yogurt and crafting projects, and that’s about it. Our ship has sailed. Romantic feelings must die, and I mean completely die, if two old lovers are gonna be real friends with each other. You, in particular, cannot be friends with your ex just yet. You didn’t even notice the gender of whom she was with, pal, only that it wasn’t you. Not only that, but her desire to be friends with you obviously gave you a romantic expectation, which it shouldn’t have. She’s trying to move on while still being a friend to you, but it’s too soon for that. Y’all need real space from each other—like, years—and then you can think about being actual friends. You need to fall out of love with this chick. f Need advice? Email, or use the anonymous form at



DOORS 9:30PM • SHOW 10:00PM



2/18 2/19 2/20 2/22 2/23





DOORS 7:30PM • SHOW 8:30PM




DOORS 8:00PM • SHOW 9:00PM







Profile for Flagpole Magazine

February 3rd, 2016

February 3rd, 2016