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Infill Houses . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Art Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Crossword . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Arrested Development

Movie Reviews . . . . . . . . 11 Sudoku . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Flick Skinny . . . . . . . . . . 11 Local Comics . . . . . . . . . 26

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Slingshot Music . . . . . . . . 12 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Fighting Monsters Homer’s Themes Are Still Relevant, Wherever You Look By Pete McCommons

Odyssey Alive! If you’re like me, you have been meaning for a long time to re-read Homer’s Odyssey. Well, you’re in luck. All you have to do is hang around in front of the UGA library Monday and Tuesday, and a cross-section of local folks (including me) will read it to you. The purpose is “to bring the magic of the epics to a large UGA student audience and to remind people that Homer is for everyone,” according to the Department of Classics.

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Points get weird? And how long can it stay that way?” Look it up, because you’ll find a lot of parallels with issues here in Athens. Wheatley drew on Robert Hartle Jr.’s history of Little Five Points, and he also got out and talked to a lot of people who have lived and worked in the area. The common theme is that creative and committed people fought when necessary to preserve the character of their commercial and residential neighborhood against the usual forces of “progress” and development that care not one whit for neighborhoods or creativity. The same forces are at work here in Athens, of course, and we, too, need to be constantly aware of the value of what we have and be willing to defend it—even when our government seems to be indifferent. How long, indeed, can the Athens we love stay that way?

Too Far to the Left? Last week Rolling Stone editor Jan Wenner endorsed Hillary Clinton, and Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi responded with a piece on why young people don’t trust Hillary. (see, under politics). It’s sort of like if I endorsed Nancy, and Blake enumerated her faults. Wenner based his endorsement in part on the idea that Hillary is a progressive who gets things done, while Bernie is too far to the left to make Nah, they won’t be reading from this version, but maybe if the students anything happen. If you believe that, too, you might want to think so, they’ll show up. take a look at the long but thorough October piece by Zaid Jilani on They also want it to be a lot of fun, so It shows just how effective they have recruited a wide range of readBernie has been in Congress through his ers, “from students, faculty and UGA ability to work the system and forge comadministrators to members of the Athens promises among competing interests. community.” Meanwhile, there’s Donald Trump, who I guess they won’t be selling beer, but here we have the tantalizing possibility that has come out of left field (right field, center field, the bleachers?) and picked the scabs just about anybody could show up to read. off a lot of wounds festering in our body Who knows? President Morehead? Michael politic. Stipe? The mayor? Coach Smart? A flood of racism, anti-Semitism, antiAll you need to do is amble over to the area in front of the main library 8:30 a.m.–6 feminism and inchoate anger has gushed out and demonstrated deep problems in our p.m. (the reading will be on the porch—the stoa—if it rains) Monday and Tuesday, Apr. society that are not being addressed very 4 and 5. Sure, you probably can’t stay all day well by either political party. It seems to me that Hillary Clinton’s both days, but here’s hoping that you’ll hear response is that we can deal with these enough to be reminded why Homer’s voice problems through our traditional strucis still strong after 3,000 years or so, and tures, while Bernie Sanders is stressing the you’ll go home and get back to reading him systemic flaws that have produced these on your own. wounds. Therefore, we have the choice of whether to turn the country over to a bull in the china shop or try to fix things through busiCreative Loafing News Editor Thomas ness as usual or start dealing with the funWheatley wrote some fine long-form jourdamental problems that must be fixed if we nalism for Flagpole while he was a UGA student. He’s still at it with CL, and he has a are to evolve for the better as a society. The choice, though not easy, seems obvithoughtful piece in their current neighborous to me: Bernie. f hood issue (, “How did Little Five

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Georgia legislators have some problems when it comes to telling time. This weakness has been evident for decades and was most famously displayed in the 1964 General Assembly session. On the last night of that session, the House was debating a redistricting bill as midnight neared. That was an important deadline because the Georgia Constitution only allows the General Assembly to convene for 40 days. Rep. Denmark Groover hung from the railing of the House visitors’ gallery and tried to stop the hands of the wall clock before they could show 12 o’clock. The clock crashed to the floor. The same issues of time and a 40-day limit have cropped up in the past two legislative sessions. Last year, the Senate extended debate after midnight as senators considered a bill granting a lucrative tax break for Mercedes-Benz executives. It was well after 12 o’clock before senators finally voted on the bill. The problem was even worse this year. As the midnight hour rolled around on the final day, there were numerous bills still out. House Speaker David Ralston decided there really wasn’t a problem after all. He announced: “We have been advised by legislative counsel that we do not have to end at midnight. We’re gonna go a little past midnight.� Legislators once again ignored their legal deadline. Mar. 24 was Day 40 of the session. Most people would agree that Mar. 24 ended at midnight, at which point Mar. 25 began. The legislature thus was voting on bills during the 41st day of the session, which is prohibited by the state constitution. Some of the lawmakers also weren’t going to worry about such concepts as “ethical conduct.�

Near the end of the session, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Rep. John Meadows (R-Calhoun) was trying to get a bill passed that would require insurance agents to be paid a minimum 5 percent commission when they sold health plans. Meadows happens to be an insurance agent. There are rules that provide a legislator can refrain from voting if he or she would possibly benefit from a bill. Meadows didn’t do this. He voted to pass the agents’ commission bill. Before the Senate could consider the measure, the story about Meadows’ conflict of interest hit the newspapers. Senators backed off from voting on the bill, and it failed to pass. Another legislator with a potential conflict was Sen. Renee Unterman (R-Buford). She works for an insurance company that holds a lucrative contract with the state to provide managed care services for Medicaid patients. The state budget that provides the money to pay Unterman’s employer came up for a vote twice in the Senate. Unterman did not excuse herself. These episodes all illustrate the arrogance that persons acquire when they serve in the General Assembly for a long time. You get so used to lobbyists begging you to pass bills that you start feeling special and privileged. You believe that you don’t have to comply with the rules and laws—those things only apply to ordinary people. That’s how you end up with legislative sessions where constitutions are violated, ethical lapses are laughed at, and corruption sets in. As retiring lawmakers made their goodbye speeches on the final day of the session, Rep. Al Williams (D-Midway) delivered the most accurate summation of the current legislative ethos. “I’m not leaving,� Williams said, “but I will accept the right package.� f

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The Good, the Bad and the Cedar Shoals Plus, the General Assembly Wraps Up and Another Downtown Study (Sigh) By Blake Aued and John Huie Last Friday, Cedar Shoals High School faculty members took on a team of students in a charity basketball game in the Jaguars’ gym. Experience won over athleticism as the teachers pulled it out 42-41, but that’s not the important thing. The event raised more than $1,000 for The Cottage, a local nonprofit that counsels victims of sexual assault. In light of the ongoing controversy at CSHS, it was great seeing several hundred students, teachers and parents give their time and money for such an event. The community continues to demand answers from the Clarke County School District administration but is also rallying around the hardworking teachers and kids who’ve been most affected by this mess. Consider: The National School Boards Association named Burney-Harris Lyons Middle School science teacher Joanna Beck one of “20 technology educators to watch.” Both Cedar Shoals and Clarke Central High School are Georgia Department of Education AP Honors Schools. One of the criteria is that at least 30 percent of AP exams at both schools were taken by minority students, which is particularly encouraging. The GADOE named CCSD an “outstanding district” for its farm-to-table program. And the Cedar Shoals band was chosen to perform in Chicago’s Thanksgiving parade. Those are a few of the district’s recent accolades. So while the district has its problems, not everything is rotten—and we should all remember that. [Blake Aued]

groundwork for an appeal or a wrongful termination lawsuit. Regardless, it certainly muddies the waters further as far as the district’s official story goes. The thing that continues to blow my mind is that, while top administrators have said they received one initial report and no follow-up and did not know the severity of the incident, as Jimenez has admitted, neither did anyone in the central office or on the school board bother to follow up themselves. [BA] Mark Your Calendars: School discipline will be the topic of discussion at a (much-needed) public forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 7 in the H.T. Edwards building. As if that won’t be enough fun for one night, at 7 p.m. there will be a marathon ACC Planning Commission meeting featuring discussion of the St. Joe development, the Eastside’s new Wal-Kroger and another massive development out on Atlanta Highway. Pack a lunch. [BA]

chambers with just one dissenting vote. Unterman even voted in favor of it; the lone holdout was Sen. Ben Harbin (R-Augusta). • The “campus carry” bill was just the beginning: Lawmakers voted to add Tasers and stun guns to the list of weapons you can carry onto college campuses. • Atlanta voters will be allowed to decide on a halfpenny sales tax for mass transit. That doesn’t much help Athenians, but it does show at least a slight willingness on the part of legislators to do something other than pave more highway lanes to ease traffic gridlock. • The legislature didn’t expand Medicaid, redraw AthensClarke County Commission districts the way we want them, move our local elections back to November or take another look at taxi regulations that don’t fit the needs of Athens— some of the key items on the commission’s wish list. The transit, rape-kit and Taser bills will join campus carry on Gov. Nathan Deal’s desk. He’s already vetoed the “religious liberty” bill and has until May 3 to sign or veto the others. [BA]

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Another Downtown Study: Two long-planned downtown projects funded by sales tax have yet to be completed: infrastructure improvements along Clayton Street (replacing hundred-year-old underground pipes) and widening sidewalks on three sides of City Hall to add benches and event spaces similar to College Square. $6 million is budgeted, but the lowest construction bid was more than $12 million, SPLOST administrator Derek Doster told commissioners on the Downtown Master Plan implementation committee last week. Given that, and the possibility of more money for downtown improvements if voters approve a T-SPLOST (transportation sales tax) referendum next year, commissioners decided to take a broader look at downtown projects, taking into account both the master plan and the results of a pending study on pedestrian safety. “That T-SPLOST is going to help us get some of these top priority things done,” said committee Price Speaks: At the same time, queschairman Mike Hamby. tions still remain about the district’s ACC’s own Transportation and handling of the alleged sexual assault Public Works Department might in January. District administrators take on some of the Clayton Street have consistently pointed the finger digging—a project made more comat Principal Tony Price, saying he plex by trying to keep street and failed to suspend the three students sidewalk closures to a minimum— accused of sexually assaulting a classand while SPLOST projects normally mate on campus in violation of the must be built as approved, they can district’s code of conduct. They stuck be modified if conditions require it. by that assertion after Price released Several commissioners saw the posta lengthy statement to Flagpole last Marc Gasol Ginsberg, a teacher at Cedar Shoals, takes a student to school at a charity basketball game Friday. poned projects as an opportunity. week through his attorney, Michael “This could be a good, transformative thing for downtown,” Sine Die: The General Assembly’s 2016 session ended Daniel of the law firm Prior, Daniel & Wiltshire. Daniel also Hamby said. Perhaps streetscape improvements could Thursday, and as usual, they got up to a bunch of mischief, represents Marta Dean, a Coile Middle School teacher who extend beyond the City Hall block, Commissioner Kelly good and bad. Here’s what happened with some of the bills says she was given notice of termination because she comGirtz suggested. that affect Athens: plained about student discipline to higher-ups. Before making any decisions (and if the full commis• The “brunch bill,” which would have allowed restauIn the statement—which you can read in full at flagpole. sion agrees), the SPLOST office will study different traffic rants to start serving alcohol at 10:30 a.m. rather than com, along with the district’s response—Price maintains patterns (like making Clayton and Washington two-way 12:30 p.m.—helping us all deal with our hangovers and that district police refused repeated requests to fix or streets again), removing a center lane from Clayton and putting money in the pockets of servers and bartenders— replace the antiquated security system that led investigadelivery alternatives—all in light of the Downtown Master passed the House but was blocked from even coming up for tors and administrators for weeks to believe that the cama vote in the Senate because it might offend churchgoers, as Plan and results of the pedestrian safety study. Doing the era that captured the incident was not working. He says he new study will require hiring a consultant. Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert (R-Athens) explained did his part by reporting the accusation to district police, Clayton is “awful,” said Commissioner Allison Wright, to the AJC. “We have some obligation to respect that majorwho work for Lanoue and who referred it to Athens-Clarke with puddles that don’t drain after a rain. “Even in daylight, ity of the population,” Cowsert said. “That’s a very small County police and reported it up the chain of command. people are bobbing and weaving” around sidewalk obstasacrifice for the millennial: On one of the seven days of the (Principals are still responsible for security in their schools, cles. But on Clayton, Doster said, “there’s a lot of places week, to not be able to start drinking until 12:30 p.m.—at responded district spokeswoman Anisa Sullivan Jimenez.) that just do not have storm drain systems at all,” and that’s least not in a restaurant. They’re certainly free to make a As for the lingering question of why Price did not suspart of the work that needs to be done. A UGA graduatemimosa at home if they’d like to.” pend the accused students until they were arrested nearly level class has looked at possibilities for College Avenue, • A bill written by Rep. Spencer Frye (D-Athens) requira month later, he says he did not even know the names of Commissioner Melissa Link said, and Link told Flagpole two of the accused attackers, law enforcement never briefed ing drivers to stop at crosswalks when beacons are flashing she’d like to see the City Hall block of College closed permalikewise passed the House, but failed in the Senate by just a him, and he had conflicting reports on whether the sex nently to traffic to “make a proper town square out of it.” single vote. Sen. Frank Ginn (R-Danielsville) voted in favor was consensual. (If it was consensual, he would have been The master plan was noncommittally “accepted” by ACC of it, but Cowsert was out of the room in a conference comforced to suspend the victim as well, he said.) commissioners in 2014 and makes numerous specific sugmittee meeting. The bottom line, for Price: “The superintendent has a gestions for downtown improvements, from expanding • A version of a bill requiring law enforcement agenduty to address the issue of sexual assault and create a parks and wider sidewalks to building an amphitheater. But cies to test rape kits within 30 days (including more comprehensive response, rather he chose to cast blame on “that’s where we’re sort of stuck, is how we’re going to pay than 150 kits gathering dust in Athens), which had been a subordinate.” Price is on administrative leave and likely for some of this stuff,” Hamby said. [John Huie] f blocked by Sen. Renee Unterman (R-Buford), cleared both to be fired, so feel free to read this statement as laying the





Beyond the Bike Why Complete Streets Are Good for Everyone


By Jason Perry â&#x20AC;&#x153;Complete streetsâ&#x20AC;? to some feels like a loaded term, at risk of even being politicized, but in reality it is an elegant phrase used worldwide by city planners to describe streets that accommodate and encourage safe access for people who walk, bike, drive or ride transit. Perhaps the spirit of complete streets is better described by Canada-based international advocacy group 8 80 Cities: â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you create a great city for an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old, you will create a successful city for all people.â&#x20AC;?

crossing on Baxter Street near West Hancock Avenue, where shade trees in a central island draw attention and encourage walkers to cross there, while a raised crosswalk with bright outlines enhances visibility to drivers. On Lumpkin Street just south of Baxter, bright green paint in the bike lane creates contrast to help drivers notice people on bikes at one of the most bike/car crash-prone intersections in the state. Interestingly, Ponce and our own Broad Street are the same road: U.S. Highway 78.




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Athenians interested in complete streets packed the CinĂŠ Lab on Mar. 21 to hear from special guest speaker Becky Katz, Atlantaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newly appointed chief bicycle officer, who was invited to town by Complete Streets Athens. She was joined on a panel by Tyler Dewey, executive director of BikeAthens, and Elliott Caldwell, complete streets coordinator for Georgia Bikes. A highlight of Katzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presentation was the relatively subtle transformation of Ponce de Leon Avenue near Ponce City Market, where six and seven motor vehicle lanes were converted to two in each direction, a center turn lane and buffered bike lanes. Crosswalks were added and bus stops relocated to provide better, safer access to transit riders. The magical part is, motor vehicle crashes and congestion went down since this was implemented, highlighting how even relatively small changes can have big benefits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Transportation is personal,â&#x20AC;? Katz pointed out after showing a photo of the windshield her bike helmet smashed into last year, meaning that whatever mode weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re using at the moment is the one we feel is most important. Dewey later expanded on that thought, saying that people walking, people on bikes, people drivingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all just people who sometimes bend or break the rules in our own interests. The key to good behavior, continued Dewey, is design that encourages predictability and provides visibility for all road users. An example of this is the mid-block

At our end we have a road thatâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;using the 8 80 Cities criteriaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;you certainly wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let an 8-year-old cross by himself, though there are areas where residents do need to cross on foot, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safe or not. Athens missed an opportunity in 2013 when our section of 78 was resurfaced by the Georgia Department of Transportation, a process that happens about every 10 years. The standing policy is to replace road markings as they were, but municipalities have the option to incorporate design changes if they are willing to cover any additional costs. The trouble is that unless county staff are actively watching the GDOT schedule, they get 30 daysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; notice before the crews start to tear asphalt. It will take some community encouragement for the county to have a plan in place ahead of time when the next opportunity comes around in 2023. It could be that GDOT will be more proactive by then in light of their adoption of a complete streets policy, which Caldwell said puts Georgia well ahead of other states in the Southeast. And it seems there is growing support among Georgians for complete streets. Caldwell previewed data from a statewide poll conducted by Georgia Bikes (a report will be published this spring), highlighting that there is support across the board for complete streets policies. Athens in particular showed very high support, â&#x20AC;&#x153;especially as it relates to safe routes to schools for children as well as connecting currently isolated communitiesâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? f

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What Can We Do About Infill Development? Should We Do Anything? By Rebecca McCarthy


ou hardly notice it, the house you’ve passed hundreds of times, until one day it’s gone. Soon bulldozers plow up everything and backhoes dig a hole that could house a community fallout shelter. Framers finish one story, then two. The roof goes up. Sod and boxwoods the size of bunnies complete a lovely new house. The tear-down-build-up trend in Athens’ intown neighborhoods has been going on here and there for at least a decade—longtime Five Points residents remember the Callaway “Villas at Five Points” project at Lumpkin Street and Carlton Terrace—but the trend has intensified in the past two years. To some, it indicates how desirable Athens is and that people with means want to enjoy the amenities of living close to town. To others, it demonstrates a disregard for longtime residents, whose property assessments rise regularly, and exacerbates the problem of a lack of affordable housing in town. Some questions being debated on listservs and in neighborhood groups are: Should people be able to build the houses they want in a neighborhood, even if the



new houses are bigger than surrounding homes? Do longtime residents get to have a say in how their streets look? Isn’t it better to replace an eyesore with something attractive? To have houses that are owneroccupied rather than rental? Shouldn’t new housing reflect the way families live now, with multiple bathrooms and individual bedrooms? “I think it’s a good problem to have and a sign that our town is vibrant,” says architect Katrina Evans of E+E Architecture, whose clients have included Five & Ten and Creature Comforts. “There are instances where the scale and the setback are disappointing because you want to keep the same rhythm of the street. I think there are ways to achieve a sensitivity to new construction while respecting the adjacent properties.” Infill development was supposed to place residents close to services and businesses while reducing sprawl and protecting the Green Belt (undeveloped areas on the outskirts of town), Athens-Clarke County senior planner Bruce Lonnee acknowledges. It wasn’t supposed to be a green light to demolish houses in established neighborhoods and replace them with ones that fill their small lots the way 400-pound men fill Speedos. But all too often, that’s what’s

happening. You can see these large new homes throughout older areas. “It seems local officials are bending over backwards to help new builders rather than be concerned with homeowner opinions and how this new construction affects them and their property values,” says UGA professor Gary Grossman, who’s lived in Five Points for more than 25 years. “Builders can still make plenty of money building ‘conforming’ houses, and if someone wants a crazy house, they can buy some acreage out of town and build it there.”​ The infill housing issue has been discussed recently at several public meetings, including one the Athens Clarke Heritage Foundation sponsored in February and another hosted by the ACC planning department a few weeks later. “I think people should be able to build whatever as long as they are respecting the guidelines for setbacks, roof heights and the percentage of the lot covered,” says Hank Joiner, a former ACC planning commissioner who has a 25-year-old business managing rental property in Clarke and Oconee counties. Micromanaging design isn’t possible, he adds. At the first meeting, Lonnee defined infill housing and outlined the steps the

local government is taking to address the issue. The second meeting featured a panel of three local builders—Tom Ellis, Michael Songster and Jared York—and an architect, Lori Bork Newcomer, who all specialize in infill housing. They proposed that infill development is more a problem of perception than an actual problem and decried the idea of imposing design standards. Every time you limit scale, said Songster, you lose the benefit of flexibility. Newcomer said that those houses worth protecting would be protected because of their intrinsic value, though she didn’t define “intrinsic value.” The point of the meeting, Lonnee said, was “to try to do things better, not to get upset about a particular address or project.” According to records compiled by the ACC Planning Department, from 2010– 2015, there were 152 properties with some infill development. Drive on MLK and Ruth Street to see some of these projects. About 30 of these infill development projects involved a demolition. In the Five Points neighborhood, a house was demolished recently on Highland Avenue—and a large home built on the lot—and another house on Highland is slated for demolition. Two houses on Milledge Terrace and two more

thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a way they can change that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t on West Lake, one built in 1905, are also stifle peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s architectural creativity.â&#x20AC;? going to be flattened. Kissane is advocating for restrictions on For Five Points resident Dorothy height, setback and lot coverage for new Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Niell, every for-sale sign in her neighborhouses that take into account the adjacent hood makes her wonder if the house will properties and the entire street. If there be demolished and replaced by â&#x20AC;&#x153;another Tyrannosaurus Rex that hogs not just phys- are two-story houses on nearby lots, then ical space, but also our emotional space, our a two-story house, in whatever style the homeowner wants, would be fine. If all the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;neighborhood space.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I actually welcome existing houses are set back from the street further change in my neighborhood, but 25 feet, the new house should also sit 25 the enormous scale of what we are getting feet from the street. She also wants the is excessively intrusive.â&#x20AC;? mature trees protected, materials salvaged The ACC planning staff expects to hold more public meetings about the issue in the if there is a teardown and incentives to build affordable housing. coming weeks and to have recommendaThe tried-and-true method of assuring tions for the Mayor and Commission by no out-of-scale housing is built is by applysummer. Planners have drawn up measures ing for designation as an historic district. for consideration that include: Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what some neighbors in Five Points â&#x20AC;˘ context-sensitive design standards to did when one property owner, Chandler keep infill housing in character with the Pike, asked for a demolition permit, wantsurrounding neighborhood. ing to replace one of her traditional Five â&#x20AC;˘ neighborhood conservation overlay Points cottages with a larger house. They districts that let neighborhood residents felt her request should be deniedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;includdecide what features in home construction ing the Campbell family, who share a driveand compatibility matter to them. way with Pike. â&#x20AC;˘ a plans review process for single-family Homeowners talked to Commissioner residential construction. â&#x20AC;˘ incentives to encourage acceptable infill Mike Hamby, a nearby resident, about what they could do to stop the teardown, and he development. filed for a demolition moratorium. The ACC â&#x20AC;&#x153;The only people all of this building Commission approved the moratorium. makes happy are the Realtors, the buildLongtime residents subsequently filed a ers and the city of Athens, which gets the request for much of West Rutherford Street taxes,â&#x20AC;? says John Waters, a historic presto become an historic district, a designation ervation professor in the UGA College of residents had rejected Environment and a few years before. It Design. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What it does You have these intown would prevent any is destroy the characneighborhoods that have house within the dister of a neighborhood to the point that the traditionally been affordable trict boundaries from being torn down. people who are sensithat are suddenly out of the Pike contends the tive to it leave. I tell Rutherford Street you, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unbelievable.â&#x20AC;? range of working families, and house should be Adopted in 2000, that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t good for anyone. demolished because the current zoning there are problems in regulations governit that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be fixed. She says if the historic ing height and setback have allowed the district designation is approved, she thinks construction of new houses that dwarf sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll either sell the house or rent it, but she their neighbors. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve let developers buy, herself wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live in it because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bad for bulldoze, divide lots and rebuild along Park her health. and Yonah avenues in Normaltown. In Five The Rutherford Street residents who Points, many of these new houses are vastly favor a historic district were concerned larger than their next-door neighbors. On about what would replace Pikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traditional McWhorter, for example, a ranch house Five Points cottage. Two houses demolished seems to cower beside a massive project, on West Cloverhurst and on other streets still under construction, that includes a in the neighborhood in the past few years three-story house, attached garage and have been replaced by much larger builda swimming pool. On nearby Catawba, a small house ballooned into a four-bedroom, ings. Rutherford residents didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want their homes dwarfed by incompatible new two-story house, complete with a huge construction. garage and a sale price of half a million â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being allowed to build whatever you dollars. That may be small potatoes for a want always makes a difference,â&#x20AC;? says Five retired couple relocating from Chicago or Points resident Carol Goerig, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but when you California, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s out of the price range of do it in a neighborhood like Five Points, the most working families. chances are good that your house is mere A study commissioned by the local feet from your neighborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and the effects of government found that only 59 percent height and setback from property lines are of those working in the county live here. greatly magnified.â&#x20AC;? Families with children are moving to surThe ACHF and Friends of Five Points rounding counties where single-family are hosting a forum on infill development housing is more plentiful and affordable, from 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30 p.m. Monday, Apr. 4 at the and there are more choices in terms of size, ACC Library. In addition, Lonnee says there the study found. Only 22 percent of households in Athens-Clarke County include chil- will be three days of drop-in meetings at the planning office, a work session with the dren. The consultants found that the cost planning commission at which the public of houses in Athens is higher than the state can listen, followed by another public work average while incomes are lower. session and a public meeting with the comâ&#x20AC;&#x153;You have these intown neighborhoods munity at large. 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Electronic Art at Slingshot Where to Find This Year’s Innovative Installations By Jessica Smith Georgia Museum of Art: As an extension of its exploration into innovative art and technology, the Slingshot Festival presents four installations that exemplify the relationships between the physical and digital, real and imagined. The centerpiece of this year’s arts programming comes from VolvoxLabs (VVOX), a Brooklyn, NY-based design studio specializing in using dynamic motion graphics, lighting, fabrication and cutting-edge technologies to develop digital and physical experiences that creatively connect audiences to entertainers or brands. VVOX’s site-specific installation for Slingshot, “Refining Realities,” is an immersive triptych spanning the museum’s 60-foot Patsy Dudley Pate Balcony through Sunday, June 19. Real-time weather data activates the movement of LED light projections, while digital visualizations create a moving architectural landscape inspired by nature. For a firm positioned at the intersection of digital art and commerce, being hosted at a museum is particularly notable in that it liberates the designers from any perceived corporate influence. It’s exciting for the museum as well; while issues of preservation and digital obsolescence may deter some institutions from incorporating technological works into their programming, electronic art can be just as engaging and culturally significant as traditional forms of art. “Any technological advance, whether analog or digital, acrylic paint or virtual reality, adds another material to art making,” says Lynn Boland, the museum’s Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, who has worked with Slingshot each year. “Some media and techniques may become less popular over time or become replaced, but I don’t think a historical work in any media really loses anything. An outof-use technology just becomes part of the context. I think any art speaks to its time and can inform our own. With ‘Refining Realities,’ they’re one and the same—the digital equivalent of a wet canvas. It should be well worth seeing in action.”

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VVOX creative director Kamil Nawratil will discuss “Refining Realities” during his lecture “The Hybrid Connection Between Technology and Organic Systems” on Thursday, Mar. 31 at 5 p.m. prior to Slingshot’s official kickoff party, which will follow at 6 p.m. He will also conduct a free workshop on interactive art on Saturday, Apr. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Ciné Lab. Boland will lead a tour of ‘Refining Realities’ on Wednesday, Apr. 20 at 2 p.m. at the museum. GlassCube@Hotel Indigo: Drawing inspiration from the Northern Lights, Jamey Grimes’ latest sculptural installation, “Aurora,” reflects a visual transformation between day

and night. On view around the clock in the hotel’s outdoor GlassCube through Friday, Sept. 30, the installation is illuminated by standard white gallery lights and natural sunlight until darkness falls, when a color-based lighting cycle kicks in to create ribbons of gently flowing hues. “Aurora” was constructed using large sheets of corrugated plastic, much like the material used for post-office crates and yard signs. After cutting shapes out of the sheets and melting the surface to add detail and texture, the sections were suspended from the ceiling and connected to each other for one flowing form. “The use of synthetic materials is intentionally juxtaposed against the natural subject matter,” says Grimes. “Through abstraction, nature has been simplified into basic, raw elements. Rather than replicating nature, the plastic

structure steals aspects of light, shadow, texture and scale to generate forms that are familiar but strange.” Many of the artist’s sculptures have a loose pattern resembling a melted honeycomb or coral skeleton, consistent in repetition but with just enough irregularity to seem organic despite being derived from synthetic materials and presented within a manmade setting. By manipulating the material into large gestures throughout the space, Grimes engulfs the viewer into an environment that questions the relationship between mankind and the forces of nature. The Lyndon House Arts Center: Daughter of the Cave, a video installation created by Atlanta-based artist Paige Adair, collages feminine and mythological iconography with imagery from cave environments. On view through Saturday, May 7, the “subterranean feminist saga” follows a protagonist as she journeys through an underground labyrinth collaged from video of Ruby Falls, cave paintings and other research materials. Adair reflects on gender by illustrating the cave as a female space for transformation, drawing a parallel between Earth’s cavity and a woman’s womb. “Carl Jung wrote, ‘The cave is a place of rebirth, that secret cavity in which one is shut up in order to be incubated and renewed,’” says Adair. “I think that resonates with my thoughts on the cave and this idea that this motherly space can also link up to other inner body parts—like the mouth, intestines, veins, throat and more places—that it can also be genderless. There are always eruptive things happening in these places of the body, and all the while these spaces are dark and damp with strange happenings. They are full of some beauty and some magic.” The short film was created in collaboration with musician Mason Brown, who composed the score by assembling audio recordings gathered at Mammoth Cave National Park. Both Adair and Brown belong to Speleogen, a collective of artists, musicians and filmmakers who share field work after venturing on excursions. Lamar Dodd School of Art: The first day of Slingshot is the last day to view Dodd Professorial Chair Paul Pfeiffer’s three video works currently on view in Gallery 101. Desiderata, Fragment of a Crucifixion and Pure Products Go Crazy are digitally manipulated film loops of a game show, athlete and celebrity, respectively. Pfeiffer examines the role that mass media has on shaping contemporary culture through his work, which slices images out of context and presents them through a new, abstracted lens. f


much?). Even Jeremy Irons’ Alfred seems to think Wayne is a stick in the mud. Supes is not much better, too fretful about a masked vigilante for a guy who saves the world on a regular basis. Whoever wins, the audience loses thanks to all that unnecessary angst. It is hard to care who wins when the motivations are so transparently forced. By the movie’s end, Batman should be By Drew Wheeler ashamed for falling for Luthor’s bald-faced machinations. The moment that breaks the worries that Batman’s brand of vigilante BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE spell is laughably ludicrous, too, though it justice will spread outside of the Gotham (PG-13) The main event is finally here. does give direct cause for the movie’s best city limits. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman Batman battles Superman in the Superhero sequence. Batman’s assault on criminals (Gal Gadot) is in town, which helps our Bowl. What results is two-and-a-half hours holed up in a warehouse shows the aweheroes once the plans of Lex Luthor (Jesse of the least fun you can have at a comic some potential held within this frustratEisenberg) come to fruition. book movie, which is not to say Batman v ingly constrained piece of portentous For nearly two hours, Batman and Superman is a complete failure. The titanic superhero filmmaking. Superman battle to see who’s the most battle royale of the final act lives up to Perhaps that is Batman v expectations, but getting to that Superman’s supreme failing. climax is a trying endeavor thanks Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Greatness seems only a sense of to a mopier-than-usual Batman as humor and a character reworking well as the least super Superman away. Affleck and Cavill are excellent ever captured on film. (Even the versions of these heroes, though worst Superman movie of all time, Wonder Woman steals the show in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, her brief appearance in full costume. had its perfect Man of Steel in I anticipate her solo outing more Christopher Reeve.) than the promised Justice League Writers Chris Terrio (an Academy movie; just try not to laugh as BvS Award winner for Argo) and David ham-handedly sets up that flick. Goyer (The Dark Knight Trilogy and The final showdown does unleash Man of Steel) create an intriguthe titanic power of DC’s greatest ing frame upon which to build superheroes, and the experience is a Superman-Batman rivalry. In awesome. It’s just too late to save us Metropolis for the day, Bruce Wayne from the dreary setup and a truly (Ben Affleck) was present to witness Stop calling me Ironbat! awful performance by Eisenberg, Man of Steel’s catastrophic battle whose Lex Luthor has ruined the central vilemo. An inspired choice for an older Bruce between Superman (Henry Cavill) and lain of the DC Extended Universe. Thanks Wayne, Affleck also has a good Batman General Zod. Like many Super-fans, Wayne for that, Zack Snyder and company. What voice (much less growly than Christian is disturbed by Superman’s godlike power childhood dream do you plan to spoil next? Bale’s). Unfortunately, he mostly gets to and his seeming lack of concern for collatfrown and brood about Superman (jealous eral damage. On the other hand, Superman WHERE TO INVADE NEXT (R) Michael Moore’s first documentary since 2009’s Capitalism: A Love Story will certainly frustrate his critics, but will it please his fans? In Where to Invade Next, Moore “invades” Europe to take all their best ideas, like Italy’s massive amount of paid vacation time, France’s gourmet school lunches, Norway’s prison system, Iceland’s gender equality and more. He winds up on a nice European vacation cataloging some great ideas, and while the idea of implementing them in the United States is nice, a stronger documentary might look into the actual costs of these programs for a country as large as this one. Still, Moore is a thought-provoking entertainer, and Where to Invade Next certainly entertains while provoking minor thoughts. It’s just not as provocative as it thinks it is.


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MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 (PG-13) Fourteen years after My Big Fat Greek Wedding became the highest grossing romcom of all time, Nia Vardalos returns with a sequel. I have not watched the original in more than a decade, but my memories of it are fonder than the experience of watching its sequel. How did Vardalos’ sitcom fail so quickly? The sequel she wrote is filled with enough small-screen moments to fill a handful of episodes. Happily married to Ian (John Corbett), Toula is now struggling with the impending high-school graduation of her only daughter, Paris (Elena Kampouris). Toula also still has to deal with her very large, way-tooclose family, including her mom and dad (Lainie Kazan and Michael Constantine), who are not actually married. One can safely assume that, like a harmless sitcom, all these problems will be worked out by the credit scroll. f


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The flagpole Guide to

Slingshot 2016 As

always, there are plenty of performances to choose from when planning your Slingshot Festival, which returns this Thursday–Saturday with a full schedule of music, art, comedy and more. The event, which has steadily grown bigger and better since its inception, boasts a tremendous music lineup for its fourth annual edition, including Bay Area rap icon Lil B, electropunk project Crystal Castles, post-rock heroes Maserati and many others. To help cut through the noise, we’ve picked some of our must-see Slingshot performers, listed below in order of their appearance. The full festival schedule can be found in the Flagpole Calendar and at, where you can also find info on tickets, updated set times and more.

Bombino Thursday, 10 p.m., Georgia Theatre Omara Moctar, known as Bombino, is a self-described “Tuareggae” musician from Agadez, Niger. Bombino garnered national attention with his album Nomad, which landed on Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2013 list, where it was highlighted for

the musician’s impressive guitar technique. Adding to Bombino’s authenticity, all of his songs are sung in the native Tuareg language of Tamasheq. After the initial success of 2011’s Agadez and 2013’s Nomad, Bombino toured the United States and performed at festivals such as Bonnaroo for a growing fanbase. Now, Bombino has another album on the brink. Azel, produced by Dirty Projectors vocalist Dave Longstreth, is his highly anticipated sixth studio album. A single, “Inar,” was released in January, and if it’s any indication, expect an album of Saharan groove-rock with Tuareg roots shining through. [Maria Lewczyk]

Japan Nite Friday, Caledonia Lounge The openers for this year’s Japan Nite may be among the most compelling acts to perform all weekend. The show stealer is relentless Brooklyn-based duo Toranavox. Japanese guitarist Ken Minami, of similarsounding two-piece Ken South Rock, splits vocal duties with Israeli drummer Eli Halfi. The pair have a clear fascination with the American hard rock and metal sounds that have resonated with Japanese youth for decades. Minami and Halfi’s Japanese,

Slingshot Comedy Night Saturday, 7:30 p.m.,  40 Watt Club

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Interviews with comedians are tricky—especially comedians like Moshe Kasher. Kasher is extremely sarcastic, which basically means his jokes (about, say, never bombing once in his entire career, or waiting for the expiration of his contract with the Zionist cabal that controls the world’s entertainment industry so he can scale back the Jewishness of his act) don’t translate well to print. A veteran of countless interviews, Kasher knows this, but he can’t turn off the defense mechanism. “Every comedian has had the experience of a person latching onto very weird, sincere themes, where you sound like, ‘I’m a self-important, overly serious, saccharine kind of asshole,’” Kasher says. “You just pepper these little jokes in, in the desperate hope that your interview Moshe Kasher will come off like, ‘This guy knows how to have a good time in an interview.’” So, without dwelling on specifics, take it from this writer: Kasher actually seems like he knows how to have a good time. In interviews, most comedians tend to either refuse to make jokes, lest they spoil their act or see their humor lost in translation to print, or force prepared and print-tested answers, regardless of whether they address the question asked. But Kasher is off-the-cuff funny in a way few comedians are. At Slingshot, Kasher is performing with Nate Bargatze, whose sparklingly clean act is a stark contrast to Kasher’s blue-as-the-deep-sea routine, reflecting their divergent backgrounds. Kasher’s act touches on his upbringing, split between Brooklyn with his Hasidic father and Oakland, CA with his atheist hippie mom, as opposed to Bargatze’s, which Kasher describes as an “articulated defense of the Tennessean in him.” The bill at Slingshot’s Comedy Night also includes Luke Fields and Caleb Synan, who both have Athens ties, and Atlanta’s Cherith Fuller. [Adam Clair]



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Bombino Hebrew and English lyrics add a true international flavor to the duo’s treatment of time-tested sounds. After Toranavox melts proverbial faces, the fun-loving Otonana Trio will lighten the mood with its homages to P-Funk and Les Claypool wackiness. Don’t let the trio’s lightheartedness or obsession with ramen noodles fool you; the band consists of veteran players led by former jazz guitarist Kentaro Saito. Headliners Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re will turn the volume back up without sapping the fun out of the room. The all-woman garage trio’s ferocity matches that of Toranavox, plus an ample dose of kawaii. Overall, it’s a stacked bill matching an upstart hard rock duo with two capable acts with ties to Japan’s equally varied contributions to indie rock. [Bobby Moore]

Julianna Barwick Friday, 8 p.m., Georgia Theatre Julianna Barwick’s voice traipses with the same measured mellowness in an interview as it does in the mantric layers of her music: She’s pretty laid back. But Barwick says she’s not trying to mellow anybody out, only that she’s fairly mellow herself. “I don’t have any intentions for how the music can be used,” she says. “I get emails from yoga teachers and people who like to meditate. I get it. For the most part, it’s dreamy, chill, sometimes cyclical music to listen to.” Barwick’s music has an Escherian quality to it, seeming at once to swell and wend but never get any bigger or go anywhere. It meditates, hovers like a fog. Her music is neither about the destination nor the journey, but rather wherever one happens to be at a given instant. Each song bears an evocative stillness, like a single frame extracted from a film, demanding dissection and contemplation, a fraction of a second stretched thousands of times over so every last speck can be examined.

As with previous records, Barwick composed her newest, Will, on the fly, entering recording spaces with nothing but a caffeine high, improvising each song from scratch. It gives her music a certain presentness, and her live show is a bit more planned to retain that sense of exigency. “It takes a little bit of mapping out,” she says. “I have to teach myself how to play it live and build up the loops and not have it be 18 minutes long per song.” Barwick recorded Will in upstate New York; Asheville, NC; Lisbon; and her home in Brooklyn. Will has a more prominent instrumental component than her vocalheavy earlier work, but her voice—honed in church and school choirs growing up, buttressed with high school vocal lessons and a stint in an opera chorus after graduating—is still front and center. Will’s ethereal loops invoke a religious sense of the infinite, but by virtue of how and where Barwick made it, the album still feels homemade in its essence, and thus intimate and cozy. It’s a difficult balance to strike. “I think that comes from using a lot of reverb, on vocals in particular,” Barwick says. “Artificially creating a space. Once you start layering those sounds on top of each other, it’s going to be very big.” [Adam Clair]

Lil B Friday, 11 p.m., Georgia Theatre Referred to as The BasedGod by his hardcore devotees, Brandon McCartney has built a legendary reputation for his offthe-wall personality and cultlike fan base. McCartney practices a “based” lifestyle, emphasizing the notion of spreading positivity and love towards everyone. The idea has made him a star in the world of music, sports, books and social media. Ahead of his Slingshot performance, here’s a deeper look at the many career paths of the man most know as Lil B.

Lil B got his start as a member of the Bay Area hip hop group The Pack, whose 2006 single “Vans” gained popularity via MySpace and eventually achieved national success on mainstream radio. In 2009, after distancing himself from The Pack, Lil B released his first solo mixtape, I’m Thraxx, and began what would become one of the most unique and prolific careers in hip hop history. Releasing more than 50 mixtapes from 2009–2015, sporting tracklists that ranged anywhere from 10 to 100 songs, Lil B gained a massively dedicated following. His music has a wide-reaching, inconsistent style that some find endearing and others find unlistenable. He gained initial popularity thanks to abrasive, often nonsensical bangers like “Ellen Degeneres.” These tracks were mostly seen as a joke, a stigma that Lil B has had trouble writing off ever since. Deeper in his discography lie countless tracks full of philosophical musings, meditations on the power of positive thinking and genuine emotional reflections on a crime-riddled past. It was through more sentimental tracks like “I’m God” and “Illusions of Grandeur” that Lil B struck a genuine chord with fans. His spacey production and spoken-word flow opened the door for a whole new generation of rappers to be OK with being “weird.” Looking at the popularity of “weirdo rap” figures like Young Thug, A$AP Rocky and others, Lil B’s influence is hard to deny. While Lil B’s career was first made on MySpace, where he had more than 100 accounts promoting his music, most of his success has come from YouTube and Twitter. The former has become the de facto place to hear new music from Lil B, as he has uploaded hundreds of amateur music videos to his various accounts. Twitter was the first place where Lil B started to attract attention on the strength of his personality alone. He gained most of his popularity through constant fan interaction and inciting beef with various public figures. Joe Budden, Joey Bada$$, The Weeknd and The Game are just a few people who have gotten into public feuds with Lil B on Twitter. No matter how his feuds begin, they almost always end amicably and with Lil B coming out on top more popular than

before. To date, Lil B’s most notorious social media moment comes from late 2010, when he stated that if Kanye West wouldn’t work with him he would “fuck him in the ass.” In addition to his feuds with various rappers, Lil B has also clashed with NBA players, starting in 2012, when the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant claimed on Twitter that he wasn’t a fan. Lil B, as one would expect, took offense and placed what he referred to as “the BasedGod curse” on him, stating that he would never win an NBA championship while the curse was active. Naturally, OKC was ousted from the NBA Finals that year, and the legend of The BasedGod curse grew, landing Lil B appearances in official commercials for the league and on various ESPN shows.

his second book, to be published at some point this year. [Nathan Kerce]

parties, all that. I just want to channel that energy whenever I can.

Ryan Hemsworth Friday, midnight, Georgia Theatre

FP: What’s up with your Secret Songs project? RH: It’s a bit of a collective, a label, mainly just a way to push new music on people who might trust my taste. I’m starting to release full projects on it now. I selfreleased an EP on it a few months ago to get the ball rolling, and now it’s really making traction. I just love finding music, so it’s now just a legitimate platform to share the artists I’m finding around the world.

We talked with Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth ahead of his Slingshot set. Flagpole: From producing for other people to working with featured artists on your own tracks, collaboration is a big part of your career. Can you describe your collaborative process? RH: With producers I tend to send pieces of music back and forth via Dropbox, because I know the people I collaborate with usually prefer to work in their own

FP: What can we expect from you in the near future? RH: I’m working on a mixtape right now with a bunch of rappers from Atlanta, L.A. and elsewhere. Also finishing an EP, and a bunch of tracks with some indie singers. Just trying to keep it interesting and unexpected. [NK]

The Gaslamp Killer Saturday, 10 p.m., Georgia Theatre

Crystal Castles Later, Houston Rockets player James Harden invoked the wrath of Lil B by regularly copying his famous “cooking” dance routine during games. After refusing to acknowledge that he got the dance from Lil B, he was threatened and eventually given the BasedGod curse, leading to a string of embarrassing losses. Lil B has turned his message of positivity into a lucrative career as an author and public speaker. Takin’ Over by Imposing the Positive!, his first book, was actually released before his solo rap career took off. Nowadays Lil B speaks at schools like UCLA and MIT on how he overcame various struggles and how he keeps such a joyous outlook on life. He is currently working on

space, on their own time. When it’s with a vocalist, it gets a bit easier to communicate and connect with each session. I’m always really nervous before someone shows up to record, but it ends up being worthwhile. The experience always teaches you a little more about yourself and the music you’re trying to create. FP: How do you prepare your live set? Does your mindset change depending on the size of the crowd? RH: It feels like a challenge to create intimacy at a festival, but I try. I want to jump from tempos, moods, not just play the shit that obviously gets a reaction in that setting. I always love a smaller show, basement

When it comes to Slingshot’s DJ performers, the best thing to do is expect the unexpected, especially with William Benjamin Bensussen. The 33-year-old producer started out in clubs in the Gaslamp district of San Diego, where his unusual choices of tunes killed the vibe enough to dub him “The Gaslamp Killer.” Flash forward, and Bensussen has signed to Brainfeeder, an independent record label owned by none other than Flying Lotus, and released a debut album, Breakthrough, in 2012. The Gaslamp Killer has also performed at events like Coachella, Voodoo Fest and the Decibel Festival. The Gaslamp Killer walks a fine line between too much and not enough, with creeping melodies that disappear and reappear before you noticed they were gone. Described as “underground hip hop,” Bensussen utilizes synthetic sci-fi sounds and warps them into funky, futuristic off-beats that incorporate the twang of traditional Eastern string instruments— without sounding too much like Incubus circa “Aqueous Transmission.” [ML] k continued on next page



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earlier while touring Europe. In advance of his first trip home, Dennis chatted with Flagpole about his time in Europe and Maseratiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-distance dynamics. Flagpole: How has the transition gone from Athens to Switzerland? Coley Dennis: I got married back in July and couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be happier. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m cooking in two restaurants that I really love and slowly learning French. My wife and I want to open a restaurant here, as well, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re starting to get busy working out everything for that. FP: Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the musical layout there? Is some of the post-rock support thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kept Maserati relevant for years now present in your backyard? CD: In Montreux itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about the jazz festival. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get to go last year, but they are always getting great bands. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a

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dirty; Kath claimed Glass had little to no role in creating Crystal Castlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; most popular songs, while Glass accused Kath of being manipulative. Wherever the truth lies, both parties have forged on, and Crystal Castles has already released two singles with a new singer, Edith Frances, ahead of a forthcoming album. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frailâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deicideâ&#x20AC;? exhibit the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature push-and-pull, where lengths of propulsive grandiosity make way for brief moments of ambience, indicating that Crystal Castles is back on track and in top form. [Andy Barton]

Maserati Saturday, 12:30 a.m., 40 Watt Club Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been nearly a year since guitarist and co-founder Coley Dennis made post-rockers Maserati a multi-hemispherical band. Dennis moved from Athens to Lausanne, Switzerland last May to be with his future wife, Lina, whom heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d met several years

small SXSW on Lake Geneva where the whole city is taken over for 10 days. For Lausanne, there are a couple of awesome venues, like Le Romandie and Les Docks, that are always having great local and international bands. As far as styles, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty diverse, so not really one in particular stands out. Definitely nothing influenced by us. FP: Maserati has been a long-distance band for a while. Did working around that help prepare you all for current circumstances? CD: Yeah, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been able to somehow work with members living far away. When Jerry [Fuchs] was with us, we would send him little guitar or synth ideas, and he would think about them for a couple months. Then he would come down for a long weekend to work on the ideas. We havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worked on anything new since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve moved because of the European tour, but hopefully we all can get back together to do some writing in the near future. [BM] f

Locals at Slingshot While Slingshotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lineup of nationally and internationally touring musicians is impressive, its list of Athens bands is also top-notch. Check out DJ duo Electrophoria (Thursday, 12 a.m., 40 Watt Club), featuring Slingshot honcho Kai Riedl, for a dance-inducing smattering of world and electro sounds. At the 40 Watt Friday, Brothers (7 p.m.), Deep State (8 p.m.) and Crunchy (9 p.m.) will play back-to-back-to-back sets of lush indie-pop, barely controlled pop-punk and stonedout groove-rock, respectively. Peep relative newcomers WANDA (Friday, 11 p.m., Georgia Theatre Rooftop), as well as perpetual local experimenter Killick (Friday, 10 p.m., Flicker Theatre & Bar) for a taste of something different. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daytime show at Creature Comforts features a whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who of local indie rock, including Art Contest (1 p.m.), The Hernies (2 p.m.), Juan de Fuca (4 p.m.), T. Hardy Morris (6 p.m.) and New Madrid (7 p.m.). [Gabe Vodicka]


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R.I.P. Allen Owens Remembering the Athens Musician By Gordon Lamb

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On Monday, Mar. 21, longtime Athens musician Allen Owens passed away following a brief illness. Owens was remembered incredibly fondly by everyone who spoke with me for this column; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficult to recall another time of memorial when everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sentiments were so universally positive. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s both natural and human to speak of oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends in the nicest terms, but the notes and phone calls I fielded from Owensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; friends from across the country all spoke to one thing: He was the greatest guy. Born in November 1970 at Augustaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Northside Hospital, Owensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; family moved to the Athens area in 1977. As a child he attended Timothy Road Elementary, then St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic School and Clarke Central High School. His family notes that his lifelong love of football started during his time with the YMCA sports program, and his love of music began in earnest around age 12. In high school, time commitments required him to make a choice between music and football, and he chose the guitar. After high school, his first band to play out was Lagerhead, through which Athens musician Nick Bielli first met him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kevin [Sweeney] and I met Allen and his bandmate Tim Payne at a house party jam session in 1989,â&#x20AC;? Bielli says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were really the first â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; people I ever knew. We all hit it off, being of like temperaments, backgrounds and musical influences. We were all pretty blown away by Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abilities, though. The thing I liked about him right away was that he had all of this knowledge and talent, yet he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lord it over you.â&#x20AC;? In the 1990s, Owens worked his way from dishwasher to

night manager at The Grill. The number of people he managed and whose lives he touched during this time is practically unmeasurable, and by all accounts he was gracious and fair in all his dealings. Between 1999â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2006, he left Athens to pursue music more professionally, enrolling in the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences (CRAS) in Tempe, AZ, then moving to Los Angeles to complete a film and music industry internship for that program. He then worked for audio equipment manufacturer Tascam, providing technical support for musicians and studios worldwide. During this time, he met his friend and eventual roommate Angela Gomes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The main thing is that he was very special to me,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In this life youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a lot of friends, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not all gonna be â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ride or die.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Very few are going to be there 100 percent of the time. A lot of people felt the same way about him. We each have our own special relationship with him because he was so kind, because he was so generous.â&#x20AC;? Musician Steven Haas met Owens as a classmate at CRAS. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After that first day of school ended, Allen followed me back to my apartment across the street from the campus,â&#x20AC;? Haas recalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The minute I saw Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fingers touch a fretboard, I immediately reeled back, thinking, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What the hell did I get myself into? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not even on this guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s level.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lucky for me, Allen just wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like that. Rather than [make] me feel small about my playing, he actually just jammed with me and gave me words of support and opened me up to a whole

new world, which eventually helped mold me into the musician I am today.â&#x20AC;? After returning to Athens in 2006 to be closer to family, Owens began teaching musicâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;guitar, bass and ukeleleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to students young and old. His love for teaching seems to have been spurred by his desire to participate in the youth-music programs offered by Nuçiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space; several former students have remarked upon what a kind, generous, encouraging and patient instructor and friend he was. Bielli, who played with Owens in the AC/DC tribute band Powerload, says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A couple years after I stopped playing in Powerload, my son started attending Camp Amped. This is when I think I saw Allen at his best. Out of all the memories I have to choose from, this is how I think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll remember him. As anyone who was around Allen during his tenure at Camp Amped will tell you, he was awesome with those kidsâ&#x20AC;Ś As corny as it may sound, it was a real â&#x20AC;&#x153;full-circleâ&#x20AC;? thing, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always be grateful for Allen having had that relationship with my son.â&#x20AC;? Owens is survived by his father, Al Owens, his mother, Nancy Wood Owens, brothers Carlton and Michael, sister Katherine, sister-in-law Jenny and nephews Walker and Julian Owens. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not space here to print all the loving tributes and memories that poured in after the news of Owensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; passing broke: In actuality, given his vast world of bandmates, friends, acquaintances, associates and students, he is survived by hundreds. f


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calendar picks EVENTS | Sun, Apr 3

ART | Sun, Apr 3

Maria Nissan

Terrapin Beer Co. · 1:30–3:30 p.m. FREE! Each broad, tactile brush stroke in Maria Nissan’s abstract paintings is charged with emotion. An action painter, Maria regards the physical painting process as a deeply spiritual act. Her new series, “New Beginnings are Often Disguised as Painful Endings,” represents a time of transition for the artist, a UGA grad moving from Athens to Florence, Italy to pursue a master’s degree in painting. Maria collaborated with friends on one new painting to embody their enduring togetherness, despite the coming changes. Come greet the artist and her friends at the reception, and enjoy an “afternoon de-flight” tour from Terrapin. [Madeline Bates]

Tuesday 29 ART: Visiting Artist Lecture: Beth Cavener Stichter (Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S151) Beth Cavener Stichter creates sculptures that explore psychology through animal and human forms. See Calendar Pick on p. 16. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www. CLASSES: iPad Basics (Oconee County Library) Learn how to navigate and protect your iPad. Registration required. 2–5 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Computer Class: Introduction to Computers (ACC Library) Register for this class by phone or in person at the reference desk. 10 a.m. FREE!


Repurposing Project

The Repurposing Project 2.0

Georgia Theatre · 6–9 p.m. · $15–35 Local vintage fashion purveyors Olives and Wax and My_Athens co-present a sustainable “re-fashion” show featuring 26 local designers. Supplied with a bag of used clothing from Olives and Wax, the competing designers had three weeks to dye, sew and alter the fabric into one unique ensemble. A judging panel of three local fashion experts, Shawna Lea Maranville of Community, Serra Branyon of Indie South Fair and Alexander Torrey of Umano Clothing, will select a winning look based on creativity, resourcefulness and the overall success of the outfit. The event also premiers My_Athens’ 2016 photo gallery, and a dance party will follow the show. [MB]

CLASSES: Madison County Needlecrafters (Madison County Library, Danielsville) The Needlecrafters will be demonstrating how to knit, how to crochet and other crafty skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 1–3 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: GALILEO Genealogy Resources (ACC Library) Learn about resources available to Georgia genealogists. Registration required. 6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens COMEDY: Casual Comedy (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) Dave Weiglein hosts this month’s installment of Casual Comedy. 9 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Law of Attraction and Manifestation (Body, Mind & Spirit) Learn how to attract


positive changes into your life. Every Tuesday. 6 p.m. $5 donation. 706351-6024 EVENTS: A Night at the Morton (Morton Theatre) The Athens Music Project presents “A Night at the Morton: Celebrating American Roots Music” with The McIntosh County Shouters, The Skillet Lickers and Tony Bryant. 7 p.m. FREE! (tickets required). EVENTS: Swing Dance Night in the Garden (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) UGA Swing Dance Club presents a night of dancing in the tropical conservatory. No previous dance experience or partner required. 8 p.m. (dance lessons), 9–11 p.m. (open dance). FREE! EVENTS: Tuesday Tour at 2 (UGA Special Collections Library) Take a

FILM | Tue, Apr 5

Sparklehorse Documentary

40 Watt Club · 7 p.m. · FREE! Mark Linkous was plagued by demons throughout his life—depression, drug abuse, paralysis—which led to his suicide at 47. As Sparklehorse, Linkous also wrote and recorded some of the most gripping, gorgeous music in the indie rock canon. Filmmakers Alex Crowton and Bobby Dass explore that duality in their new documentary, The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse, which screens at the 40 Watt on Tuesday following its premiere at the Chattanooga Film Festival. The film features interviews with Linkous’ high-profile friends, including Jason Lytle, David Lowery, Ed Harcourt, Adrian Utley and others. A Q&A with Crowton and Dass follows the screening. [Gabe Vodicka] guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor. 2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@ EVENTS: Students 2 Startups (UGA Tate Student Center, Atrium) This event is designed to connect students with the Athens tech startup community. Refreshements provided. 11 a.m. FREE! EVENTS: Wine Tasting (Ciné Barcafé) Sample wines from the Willamette Valley, Oregon with owners of Winderlea Vineyards. Bill Sweat and Donna Morris will discuss sustainable farming and their

MUSIC | Tue, Apr 5

Sunn O)))

Georgia Theatre · 8 p.m. · $20 (adv.), $25 (door) When Greg Anderson and Stephen O’Malley, known collectively as Sunn O))), last visited the Classic City, they performed at the Seney-Stovall Chapel. As audiences entered, they found the center of the room taped off, as if waiting for some heavy metal VIPs. In fact, it was for reasons pertaining to safety, not elitism: The band’s soundcheck made the chandelier above the seats in question shudder ominously. Armed with their signature battery of amps, Sunn O))) proceeded to shake light bulbs from their fixtures and set off the chapel’s security alarms using weaponized sound. Their music is viscerally physical, eschewing rhythm in favor of a pure harmonic thrall. [Jeff Tobias]

winemaking process. 6 p.m. $25. FILM: Bad Movie Night: Night Train to Terror (Ciné Barcafé) Begin to question reality when killer claymation insects, frequent breakdancing, Nazi vampires, electrocuted princes and so much more await you in the impenetrable horror anthology Night Train to Terror. 8:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Nic every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706354-7289 GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) General trivia with host Caitlin Wilson. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-8508561 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: Dirty South Trivia (Taqueria Tsunami, Downtown) Surf the trivia wave every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Win prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! johnnyspizza. com/athens GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2301 College Station Rd.) Every Tuesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (The Savory Spoon) Compete to win prizes. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-367-5721 GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) Hosted by James Majure. First place gets a $30 gift card. 5:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! www.

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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: Meet the Author (Congregation Children of Israel) Local author and international journalist Peter Ross Range will discuss his book 1924: The Year that Made Hitler. 7 p.m. FREE! freemans@ LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Avid Bookshop) Meet bestselling author Raymond Arroyo in celebration of his book, Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls. 6:30 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: The Hodgson Wind Ensemble (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The spring concert includes “…and the mountains rising nowhere” by Joseph Schwantner, Gustav Holst’s “Hammersmith” and Donald Grantham’s “Baron Cimetière’s Mambo.” 8 p.m. $5 (w/ UGA ID). $10.

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Thursday 31 ART: Slingshot Kick-Off Party (Georgia Museum of Art) Kick off Slingshot Festival, which features an installation by Volvox Labs on the museum’s Patsy Dudley Pate Balcony. VVOX creative director Kamil Nawratil will give a lecture prior to the party at 5 p.m. See Art Notes on p. 10. 6–9 p.m. FREE! ART: Slingshot Lecture (Georgia Museum of Art) Kamil Nawratil is the creative director of VolvoxLabs, a new media group that creates interactive spaces with technology. Nawratil will discuss the group’s installation at the museum as well as previous projects. See Art Notes on p. 10. 5 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Argentine Tango Classes (UGA Memorial Hall) Learn to dance with the UGA Tango Club. No partner required. 6–8 p.m. CLASSES: Lunchtime Learning (ACC Library) In celebration of Women’s History Month, Katherine Cerulean will lead a workshop on writing fantasy fiction. 12:15 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: 42nd Annual Great Southland Stampede Rodeo (UGA Livestock Instructional Arena) Cowgirls and cowboys from all over the world show off their rodeo skills in this official International Professional Rodeo Association event. Mar. 31–Apr. 2, 6 p.m. $10–15. EVENTS: White Buffalo’s Auction for Adoption (Buffalo’s Café) A live auction benefiting All God’s Children. 6 p.m. $20. www.buffalos. com EVENTS: Nature Ramblers (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Learn more about the various flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group. 8:30 a.m. FREE! EVENTS: Farm to Table Dinner (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) Joel Penn designed a four-course meal with ingredients provided by Community Meat Co. and Collective Harvest. Includes wine parings. Proceeds benefit The Collective Harvest Fresh Food Fund, which provides low-income families with local produce. RSVP. 6:30 p.m. $75. 706-354-7901, EVENTS: Knit-Lits (Bogart Library) Knitters of all levels can knit together. Ages 16 & up. 6–8 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Dog Day Afternoon (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Spend a canine cocktail hour with your pet. Fresh water and treats for pooches, plus drink specials for owners. 5–9 p.m. KIDSTUFF: Pajama Storytime (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Bring your pajama-clad kids in for storytelling and readings by special guests. 7 p.m. FREE! 706795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Dungeons and Dragons (ACC Library) Beginners welcome. Thursdays through March. 6 p.m. FREE! plewis@athenslibrary. org KIDSTUFF: Caterpillar Wiggle Time (ACC Library) Hear stories about caterpillars, butterflies and pollywogs. Make crafts and watch a short movie. Ages 3–10. 3:30 p.m. FREE! k continued on next page

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ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection. 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum. org ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Led by docents. 2 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Podcasting for Beginners (ACC Library) Learn how to record and edit basic sound files with the freeware sound-editing program Audacity. Registration required. 7 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: The Buddha’s Teachings (Body, Mind & Spirit) Bring more inner peace to your life. Every Wednesday. 6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024 EVENTS: Jamboree of Comparative Literature Department (Joseph Brown Courtyard) This spring festival highlights the diverse cultures and programs housed in the UGA’s Comparative Literature Department. There will be native costumes, artifacts, music and food. 3–5 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Terrapin Sound Czech Roll Out Party (The Foundry) Celebrate the release of a new beer. Music by Unknown Athens. 6:30 p.m. EVENTS: Yamuna Foot Fitness Evaluations (Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Center, Bogart) During these 20-minute sessions, experts will give you a walking, standing and postural evaluation. 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Sigma Delta Tau Spring Philanthropy (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) “Treat Yourself” is a trunk show of local vendors benefiting the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 5–7 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee. com GAMES: Music Trivia (Saucehouse Barbeque) Meet at the bar for a round of trivia. 7:30–9 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: 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! GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 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. GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 KIDSTUFF: Why and Try (ACC Library) Teens can discuss whatever’s on their mind without judgment. Ages 11–18. 4:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Wednesday Library Adventures (Bogart Library) This month’s adventures in storytelling and hands-on fun focus on nature, science and National Poetry Month. Ages 3.5–8. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Preschool & Toddler Storytime (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Crafternoon (Oconee County Library) Learn how to make lip balms, bath bombs and more at Organic Spa Night. Grades 6–12. 6 p.m. FREE! oconee KIDSTUFF: Chess Club (Oconee County Library) Ages 7 & up are invited to play. All experience levels welcome. 5 p.m. FREE! 706-7693950 KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday. 7 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Cut & Color Paper Crafts (Bogart Library) Materials provided for DIY fun. All ages. 3:45 p.m. FREE! bogart KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 10 & 11 a.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: Faculty Recital (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) This performance features pianist Martha Thomas, accompanied by USF’s Sang-Hie Lee. 8 p.m. FREE! music. PERFORMANCE: Tuba Euphonium Ensemble (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) The ensemble is led by David Zerkel and will perform serious original compositions and lighter arrangements. 6 p.m. FREE! www. THEATER: New Play Festival (UGA Fine Arts Building, Cellar Theatre) University Theatre presents a collection of seven short plays by UGA students and alumni. The linup includes Blue Light by Molly Pease, Phantom Tone Syndrome by Alex Cornell, Alice Captured by Grace Cole, Magnolia Blossoms: A Civil War Melodrama by Angela Hall, A Little Magic by Laura Sheridan, What’s My Spirit Animal, Mama? by I.B. Hopkins and Phantom Annihilators by Kati Gautreau. Mar. 23–26, Mar. 30–31 & Apr. 1–2, 8 p.m. Apr. 3, 2:30 p.m. $7–12. 706542-4400

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Friday 1 ART: Opening Reception (OCAF, Watkinsville) The annual “Southworks” national juried exhibition features 75 pieces by 56 artists. “ENCORE16” features artwork selected for previous “Director’s Choice” exhibitions. 6–9 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: 42nd Annual Great Southland Stampede Rodeo (UGA Livestock Instructional Arena) See Thursday listing for full description Mar. 31–Apr. 2, 6 p.m. $10–15. www.greatsouthlandstampederodeo. com EVENTS: Morning Mindfulness (Georgia Museum of Art) Join instructor Jerry Gale for a meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby. 9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE!, EVENTS: Insect Zoo Open House (UGA Miller Plant Sciences) The UGA Bug Dawgs and the UGA Department of Entomology present a hands-on event featuring live bug exhibits, roach races, beetle tractor pulls, kids’ crafts, giveaways, snacks made from insects and more. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! entomolo@ EVENTS: LEAD Athens Midnight 5K (First American Bank & Trust Company) Run the paved streets of the Classic City. Proceeds benefit Campus Kitchen at UGA, a studentpowered hunger relief organization. 10 p.m. leadathensmidnight5k@ EVENTS: Georgia Science & Engineering Fair (The Classic Center) More than 650 middle and high school students will exhibit their research for prizes. $39 (students).


EVENTS: Botanical Garden Friends First Friday (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Lyndy Broder will discuss growing clematis in the Southern garden. RSVP by Wednesday. 9–10:30 a.m. $12. 706542-6138 FILM: Shakespeare 400 Film Screening: 10 Things I Hate About You (Oconee County Library) Celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the modern adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew. 3 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Friday Night Magic (Tyche’s Games) Win prizes. 5:30 p.m. KIDSTUFF: Froggie Spring Fling (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Families are invited to learn about amphibians and search for newts, salamanders and frogs. 7–9 p.m. $7–10/family. 706-613-3615 LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Avid Bookshop) David Sibley is the author of The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America. 6:30 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Resource Hours (Four Athens) Gain valuable advice from industry experts. Topics include marketing, finance, law, HR and more. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Rockapella (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The male vocal ensemble performs originals and arrangements of Motown, pop and soul classics a capella. 8 p.m. $25–40. THEATER: New Play Festival (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Wednesday listing for full description Mar. 23–26, Mar. 30–31 & Apr. 1–2, 8 p.m. Apr. 3, 2:30 p.m. $7–12. 706542-4400

of seasonal happenings. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and binoculars. 10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615 SPORTS: Athens Road Runners (Meigs and Newton St.) Go on a three or six mile group run. Coffee afterwards. 8 a.m. FREE! THEATER: New Play Festival (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Wednesday listing for full description Mar. 23–26, Mar. 30–31 & Apr. 1–2, 8 p.m. Apr. 3, 2:30 p.m. $7–12. 706542-4400

Sunday 3 ART: Opening Reception (Terrapin Beer Co.) View new paintings by Maria Nissan. See Calendar Pick on p. 16. 1:30–3:30 p.m. FREE! www. ART: Artist Reception (Oconee County Library) Meet Judith DeJoy, Cindy Malota and Radha Murthy in celebration of their exhibit “Figures, Florals and Fabulous Celestials.” 3–4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee

a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Zombie Trivia (Buffalo’s Café) Play zombie themed trivia before the zombie watch party. Costumes encouraged. 7 p.m. www. GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2440 W. Broad St.) Every Sunday. 6 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Magic: Shadows over Innistrad Prerelease Tournament (Tyche’s Games) Gte some of the new Magic set early. Prizes and promos included. 1 p.m. GAMES: Trivia (Brixx Wood Fired Pizza) Test your skills. Every Sunday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-395-1660 PERFORMANCE: Violin Recital (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Esteemed violinist David Chan will perform works by Mozart, Brahms and Saint-Saëns. He will be accompanied by pianist Jeewon Park. 3 p.m. FREE (w/ UGA ID), $30. pac. THEATER: New Play Festival (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Wednesday listing for full description Mar.

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LECTURES & LIT: Women’s History Month Keynote Lecture (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) Leah Ward Sears, former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, delivers this year’s lecture. 6:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Artist and Authors (Avid Bookshop) Local artist Philip Juras will discuss The Wild Treasury of Nature: A Portrait of Little St. Simons Island with writers Dorinda Dallmeyer and Janice Simon. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. LECTURES & LIT: Conspicuous Consumption: Neo-Assyrian Pottery in the Imperial Palaces (ACC Library) Dr. Alice Hunt is the author of Palace Ware Across the Neo-Assyrian Imperial Landscape. 7 p.m. FREE! athens MEETINGS: Rimasunchis! Quechua Conversation Table (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) Learn about the Quechua language and discuss Andean culture. No previous knowledge of Quechua is required. Every Thursday. 5–6 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA Symphony Orchestra (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The orchestra presents Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro,” Manuel de Falla’s “El Amor Brujo” and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3. 8 p.m. $5 (w/ student ID), $10. THEATER: New Play Festival (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Wednesday listing for full description Mar. 23–26, Mar. 30–31 & Apr. 1–2, 8 p.m. Apr. 3, 2:30 p.m. $7–12. 706542-4400

EVENTS: River Rendezvous (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Volunteers are needed to collect water samples from streams and rivers in the surrounding area to be tested for water quality. A light breakfast and coffee will be provided. Children’s activities will run from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Dress to get wet. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: 42nd Annual Great Southland Stampede Rodeo (UGA Livestock Instructional Arena) See Thursday listing for full description Mar. 31–Apr. 2, 6 p.m. $10–15. www.greatsouthlandstampederodeo. com EVENTS: Grand Opening (Mothership Tattoo, 1580 Prince Ave.) Check out the progress of the new tattoo shop. 12–10 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Festifool (Farmington Depot Gallery) Artists’ market, food and much more. Apr. 2 & 3, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Exotic Birds and Reptiles Presentation (State

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Saturday 2 ART: Slingshot Workshop (Ciné Barcafé) VolvoxLabs creative director Kamil Nawratil leads a workshop on interactive technology. VVOX created “Refining Realities,” an electronic art installation at the Georgia Museum of Art. See Art Notes on p. 10. 2 p.m. FREE! ART: Harold Rittenberry, Jr. (Greater Bethel AME Church) This lifetime achievement celebration honors local artist Harold Rittenberry, Jr., whose sculptures are at many museums, art centers and private collections throughout the Southeast. Lunch will follow a program by Robert Clements and other speakers. 11 a.m. FREE!, 706-548-6570 CLASSES: Spring Wildflowers of Upland Deciduous Forests of Georgia (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Learn botanical terminology and how to identify springblooming plants. 9 a.m. $50. www. CLASSES: Babysitting Fun (Lay Park) An introduction to babysitting for ages 11–14. 10 a.m. $12-18. COMEDY: Comedy Night with Moshe Kasher and Nate Bargatze (40 Watt Club) Comedians Moshe Kasher and Nate Bargatze (Comedy Central Presents) take the mic for bits. With special guests Caleb Synan and Luke Fields. Hosted by Cherith Fuller. See Story on p. 12. Slingshot Festival. 7:30 p.m. EVENTS: Office Lounge’s Birthday Party (The Office Lounge) Celebrate Athens 7th Birthday with fun, food and music by Rev. Tribble & The Deacons. 6 p.m. 706-546-0840


Greater Bethel AME Church will host a lifetime achievement celebration and luncheon honoring local sculpture artist Harold Rittenberry, Jr. on Saturday, Apr. 2 at 11 a.m. Call 706-548-6570 to RSVP. Botanical Garden of Georgia) Roy Hodge teaches about cockatoos, owls, lizards and snakes and more with a hands-on presentation and crafts. 10 a.m. $5/person, $20/family. FILM: Madama Butterfly (Beechwood 11 Cinemas) The Metropolitan Opera will broadcast the Puccini live. 12:55 p.m. $22. FILM: Beeraucracy: One Nation Under Hops (Live Wire) Watch the premier of this locally made documentary and meet filmmakers and other craft beer enthusiasts. 11:30 a.m. FREE! GAMES: Netrunner Open Play (Tyche’s Games) New players welcome to this fantasy card game open play. 12:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Shadowrun RPG Demo (Tyche’s Games) Visit Seattle in 2071, when magic and megacorps clash. 12 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Nature’s Trading Post (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Enjoy the wonderful outdoors and trade one or two objects found in nature for points or other nature objects in the center’s collection. 11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615 OUTDOORS: Naturalist’s Walk (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Take a hike around the property in search

CLASSES: A Day of Indian Dance (Studio Dance Academy) Bollywood workshop with Zaina (10 a.m.), Kathak workshop with Maria (12:30 p.m.), Hafla show featuring visiting and local dancers (5:30 p.m.). 10 a.m.–7 p.m. $35–70. EVENTS: Zombie Watch Party (Buffalo’s Café) Come dressed as the walking dead for a costume contest and viewing party. 9 p.m. EVENTS: The Repurposing Project (Georgia Theatre) My Athens and vintage vendor Olives & Wax present a runway competition in which two dozen contestants were given a bag of recycled clothing and three weeks to create a new wearable item. See Calendar Pick on p. 16. 6–9 p.m. $15, $35 (VIP)., www. EVENTS: Phi Delta Theta Iron Phive K Run, Walk and Wag for ALS (UGA Tate Student Center) The race benefits ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) research and awareness. Runners, walkers and dogs with owners are invited to participate. 8 a.m. (registration), 9 a.m. (race). $25–35. www.classicraceservices. com EVENTS: Festifool (Farmington Depot Gallery) See Saturday listing for full description Apr. 2 & 3, 10

23–26, Mar. 30–31 & Apr. 1–2, 8 p.m. Apr. 3, 2:30 p.m. $7–12. 706542-4400

Monday 4 EVENTS: Line Dancing with Ron Putman (Buffalo’s Café) For all skill levels. 6–8:30 p.m. $5. EVENTS: Cookbook Club (Oconee County Library) Pick up a copy of The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier by Ree Drummond, prepare a recipe and meet to share with other members of the club. 7 p.m. FREE! oconee EVENTS: Athens Beer Week Dinner (Five & Ten) All three production breweries in Athens join forces for a dinner of six dishes paired with six beers. 6:30–10 p.m. $65. 706-546-7300 GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Dirty South Entertainment Trivia (Ovation 12) Hosted by Nic. Play for prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Team trivia contests with house cash

prizes every Monday night. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Rock and Roll Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Get a team together and show off your extensive music knowledge! Hosted by Jonathan Thompson. 9 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Nerd Herd Hang Out (Oconee County Library) Geek out with other nerds. Grades 6–12. 6 p.m. FREE! oconee 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 11–18. Registration required. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Monday Fun-Days (Bogart Library) Little ones ages birth to three and their caregivers can participate in songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles. 10:30 a.m. FREE! bogart LECTURES & LIT: Terry Kay (Barnes & Noble) Join local author Terry Kay in a celebration of the 40th anniversary of his first published novel, The Year the Light Came On. He will also speak on and sign copies of his latest, The King Who Made Paper Flowers. 7 p.m. FREE! www. MEETINGS: Meet the Local Candidates Forum (Ciné Barcafé) The Federation of Neighborhoods presents a forum for citizens to meet candidates running for the ACC Commission and the Board of Education. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www. MEETINGS: Classic City Chefs and Cooks Association (The Classic Center) Chefs, cooks and culinarians are invited to discuss industry issues. Chef Daniel Massie will host. 5 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Five Points Neighborhood (ACC Library) The Friends of Five Points and the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation co-sponsor a public forum, primarily for Five Points residents, on the issues of demolition, new construction, local historic districts and the proposed infill ordinance. 5:30 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA Trumpet Ensemble (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) The ensemble will perform its spring concert. 8 p.m. FREE! www. PERFORMANCE: Student Composers Association Concert (The Dancz Center for New Music) Student composers share their new works. Part of the Classic City New Music Festival. 6 p.m. FREE!

Tuesday 5 COMEDY: OpenTOAD Comedy Open Mic (Flicker Theatre & Bar) This comedy show allows locals to watch quality comedy or perform themselves. Email to perform. First and third Tuesday of every month! 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com EVENTS: Tuesday Tour at 2 (UGA Special Collections Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 2 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Western Square Dancing (Buffalo’s Café) Dance with the Classic City Squares. 8 p.m. EVENTS: Portuguese Wine Dinner (The National) The National, ABC Package Store and Ole Imports present a five-course wine dinner featuring Portuguese wine and food.

Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fancy Nancy books. 4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 LECTURES & LIT: Journalism Lecture (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) New York Times investigative reporter Ian Urbina will speak on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of Outlaws, Runaways and Glue: Lessons Learned in Journalism.â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Local Author (Avid Bookshop) Meet G. Derek Adams in celebration of his third book Asteroid Made of Dragons. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. PERFORMANCE: Composition Recital (The Dancz Center for New Music) Tyler Stampe performs. Part of the Classic City New Music Festival. 6 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA Jazz Ensembles Concert (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Ensembles I and II present their spring concert featuring swing, be-bop, latin and contemporary jazz. 6 p.m. FREE!

Wednesday 6 ART: Gallery Lecture (Georgia Museum of Art) Curator Lynn Barstis Williams Katz discusses the exhibition â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frank Hartley Anderson: Forging the Southern Printmakers Society.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. FREE! COMEDY: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Good Stuffâ&#x20AC;? Stand Up Comedy (The World Famous) Hosted by Jake and Shaunak. 10 p.m. FREE! theworldfamousathens COMEDY: Gin and Jokes (Buffaloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ) Live comedy hosted by Ms. Gin. Every Wednesday in April. 7 p.m. $5. 678-374-9848 EVENTS: Umano Sample Sale (Elijana Cosmetics, 480 E. Broad St.) Umano is a local fashion brand that uses childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artwork on its products. A backpack of school supplies is donated for every purchase made. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. EVENTS: Guided Trail Hike (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Take a guided walk on the trails to discover the beauty and variety of the centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ecosystems. Followed by refreshments. 9 a.m. FREE! www.

EVENTS: Experience UGA Fundraiser & Reception (Georgia Museum of Art) Experience UGA is a partnership that aims to bring each Clarke County student to UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campus every year to foster an interest in higher education. The reception will highlight field trips. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FILM: Green on the Screen: Lunch Love Community (Building 1516) A diverse group of pioneering parents and food advocates tackle food reform and food justice in the schools and neighborhoods of Berkeley, CA. 6 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) See Wednesday listing for full description 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Bingo Bango (Highwire Lounge) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Music Trivia (Saucehouse Barbeque) See Wednesday listing for

for full description 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Preschool & Toddler Storytime (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Wednesday Library Adventures (Bogart Library) See Wednesday listing for full description 10:30 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Harry Potter Coloring (Oconee County Library) Color favorite characters and enjoy Harry Potter themed snacks. Grades 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. 6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee KIDSTUFF: Harry Potter Murder Mystery (Oconee County Library)

relating to national security and the judiciary. 3:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Word of Mouth Poetry (The Globe) Open mic poetry readings. This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s featured reader is Atlanta poet Joe Milford. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Animals are Soul, tooâ&#x20AC;? (ACC Library) Attendees can share spiritual experiences, dreams and past lives. 6 p.m. FREE! www. MEETINGS: Tech Happy Hour (The World Famous) See Wednesday listing for full description 6 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Composition Recital (The Dancz Center for New Music) Stephen Medlarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Masters degree recital. Part of the Classic City New Music Festival. 8 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: UGA Percussion Ensemble (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) The ensemble present their

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6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $65. 706-549-3450, FILM: CinĂŠâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 9th Anniversary: Beauty & The Beast (1946) (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) Watch a new restoration of Jean Cocteauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fairy tale adaptation. 7:30 p.m. $9.75. www. FILM: The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse (40 Watt Club) This documentary explores the late, enigmatic indie-rocker Mark Linkous. Followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Alex Crowton and Bobby Dass. See Calendar Pick on p. 16. 7 p.m. FREE! FILM: Green on the Screen: Fresh (UGA Building 1516) Fresh celebrates farmers and advocates across America who are re-inventing the industrialized food system. 6 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) See Tuesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Nic every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706354-7289 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (The Savory Spoon) See Tuesday listing for full description 7 p.m. FREE! 706-367-5721 GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Taqueria Tsunami, Downtown) Surf the trivia wave every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) See Tuesday listing for full description 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Athens Beer Week Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) Trivia and giveaways with Terrapin. 8:30 p.m. www. KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Lego Club (Oconee County Library) Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based activities. Legos provided. Ages 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10. 4 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Lego Fun (Bogart Library) Join for Lego-themed activities. Ages 5 & up. 2 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Fancy Nancy Tea Party (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Come for tea, games, snacks and readings of Jane

LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 29 Caledonia Lounge 8:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;20). www. MIDNIGHT BOI Alias of local musician Eli Rickli, playing â&#x20AC;&#x153;pseudoSatanic hip hop.â&#x20AC;? GLĂ SS Newly local post-punk/noise rock band. THE FRANCIS VERTIGO Greenville, SC-based rock and roll band. RICHARD GUMBY Local psych-rock project led by songwriter Scott Crossman. The Foundry 6 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens. com OPEN MIC NIGHT Hosted by Rev. Conner Mack Tribble. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 RABIES SCYTHE FIGHT Experimental electronic band from Athens. JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal. BIG MIKE MYSTERY No info available. The Manhattan CafĂŠ Loungy Tuesdays. 10 p.m. FREE! 706369-9767 DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning an all-vinyl set of rare and classic deep soul, R&B and blues. Every Tuesday!

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Wednesday 30 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 Bands are welcome, backline is provided and the jam rocks until 2 a.m. Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. THE ICE CREAM MEN Long-running local Van Halen tribute act. THEE BULLETPROOF VILLAGER Local group with “blues roots and modern hard rock ‘n’ roll sound.”

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www. RIFF RAFF “Shamelessly ecccentric” hip hop artist and weirdly persistent millenial culture figure from Houston, TX. On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE! BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. The Globe 7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721 MARY & THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local jazz singer Mary Sigalas and her band perform hot jazz and swing selections. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 L’OR Opera-like dream sequences fused with ballet performance art. NOW, NOW CHILDREN No info available. TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic folk music from the artist formerly known as Tom(b) Television. SHEUGHNESSY Los Angeles-based artist. TOP SEED No info available. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com DJ TONY CHACKAL Spinning an all-vinyl ladies’ night set. Come jam to all-woman-led songs and bands including ‘60s soul, French garage and ye-ye and ‘70s–’80s post-punk and disco. Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! 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! Hosted by a local band each week. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 THE SWEET LILLIES Four-piece “jamgrass” band from Colorado.


The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday! Porterhouse Grill 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT Enjoy an evening of originals, improv and standards.

Iron Factory 10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877 THROWBACK THURSDAY DANCE PARTY Playing ‘80s and ‘90s classics from hip hop, funk, pop and one-hit wonders.

Thursday 31 Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. BRASS BED Lafayette, LA-based dream-pop collective. BLUNT BANGS Local indie-pop band featuring Black Kids frontman Reggie Youngblood. HARTLE ROAD Straightforward rock and roll band from Water Valley, MS. DANIEL TANGHAL Meth Wax’s frontman performs a stripped-down solo set. 40 Watt Club Slingshot Festival. 10 p.m. LORD FASCINATOR The alias of New York City-based experimental artist Johnny Mackay. ELECTROPHORIA Kai Riedl and Suny Lyons experiment with organic and electronic sounds in a DJ set. DJ SEE Alias of local artist Dana Jo Cooley.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 REVEREND Local “ambient Americana” four-piece. 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. The World Famous 9 p.m. SMOKEY DEROECK Little Gold/Deep State member plays a solo set.

KILLICK Freeform jazz experimentalist Killick Hinds coaxes sounds from unconventional instruments like his H’arpeggione and his “harp guitar,” Big Red. IN SONITUS LUX Free improv group from Atlanta fronted by E. Serson Brannen.

LIL B Popular, eccentric hip hop artist whose style is one of the most unique in the music industry. See story on p. 12. TOMMY SWISHER Up-and-coming hip hop artist from Atlanta, known for the track “Diamonds Last Forever”.

40 Watt Club Slingshot Festival. 8 p.m. WHITE REAPER Garage-punk band based out of Louisville, KY. HANK & CUPCAKES Atlanta-based electro/disco-pop band. JACUZZI BOYS Raucous garage-rock band from Miami. DEEP STATE Members of Little Gold and Brothers play driving, punky, melodic guitar-rock. BROTHERS Local band plays swirling, folky indie rock with melodic vocals. CRUNCHY Athens-based “doomdance” duo featuring Phelan LaVelle and Kathleen Duffield.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. BIG C & THE VELVET DELTA A modern take on traditional blues, rock and R&B from this local group.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www. THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! Athens music vets The

Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend. Iron Factory 10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877 TREE TOPS Jammy progressive rock band from Knoxville, TN. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! lkshuffleclub KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out.

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The Foundry 6 p.m. THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring Michelle Correll, Chris Hampton, Carla Le Fever, Matt Linden, Rans Thomas and Joe Willey.

Hi-Lo Lounge 9 p.m. TIGHT BLACKS New local punk band inspired by Jawbreaker and Dinosaur Jr. WAARFACE Austin, TX-based thrashpunk group. REVENGE BEACH Local classic, clean and methodical surf rock band.

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Georgia Theatre Slingshot Festival. 7:30 p.m. www. BOMBINO Tuareg musician with a genre self-titled “Tuareggae.” Recognized for technique similar to Jimi Hendrix, and for lyrical content about political and social issues of the nomadic Tuareg people. See story on p. 12. THE SUFFERS Ten-piece New Orleans-style soul and rock band from Houston, TX. LAST GOOD TOOTH Americana folk quartet from Providence, RI with rootsy, melancholic and sparsely arranged tunes.

Brass Bed plays the Caledonia Lounge on Thursday, Mar. 31.

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

Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. 706-369-3040 KIP JONES BAND Local songwriter playing all your favorite covers and some of his own tunes.

The Grotto 11 p.m. 706-549-9933 LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs solo sets of funky Southern folk rock ‘n’ roll on guitar, bass drum, harmonica and vocals.

Caledonia Lounge Slingshot Festival. 9 p.m. JAPAN NITE Touring show featuring some of Japan’s hottest rock and punk groups, including We Are the Asteroid (12 a.m.), Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re (11 p.m.), Otonana Trio (10 p.m.) and Toranavox (9 p.m.). See story on p. 12.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com THE MCGUINNESS TRIO Local jazz trio.


Caledonia Lounge Slingshot Festival. 10 p.m. SCOOTERBABE Scrappy, jangly local noise-pop group. GAL PAL Athens-based lo-fi indie-folk project. Creature Comforts Brewery Slingshot Festival. 1 p.m. NEW MADRID Rocking, riveting local buzz band with a psychedelic edge. T HARDY MORRIS AND THE HARD KNOCKS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set of his folky, lived-in tunes. DIRTY DISHES New York-based American rock band described as “blasting hooks with speakershredding fuzz”. JUAN DE FUCA New pop project from Uncle Dad member Jack Cherry. ART CONTEST Math-rock band from Athens via South Carolina. THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by songwriter Henry Barbe. WHAT MOON THINGS Indie rock band from New Paltz, NY influenced by groups like Modest Mouse and The Cure. 40 Watt Club Slingshot Festival. 10 p.m. MASERATI Athens band that blends explosive dynamics with post-rock and psychedelic influences. See story on p. 12. DOUBLE FERRARI This local band plays virtuosic, high-speed, instrumental rock.

The Foundry 7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin. JOSH PERKINS Long-running local folk-rocker. MAMIE DAVIS Young, promising local singer-songwriter influenced by grunge and folk.

Hedges on Broad 9 p.m. STEZE Local MC and former Georgia Bulldogs player Justin Scott-Wesley performs.

THE LONELY BISCUITS An eclectic mix of soul, funk and hip-hop based out of Nashville. WALDEN Georgia native four piece playing smooth rock influenced by Mumford and Sons and Coldplay.

LEE ANN PEPPERS Local singersongwriter playing an acoustic set with a mix of covers and originals. SUMMER HYMNS Athens songwriter Zachary Gresham plays intricate and powerful indie-folk.

Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of ‘80s dance hits. DJ MARK BELL ‘80s dance party courtesty of Mark Bell will commence immediately following The Highballs.

Live Wire 12 a.m. $3 (adv.), $5 (door). www. DJ ATTICA Spinning hip hop, trap and various other forms of electronic dance music.

Your Pie 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Road location) THE ORANGE CONSTANT Playing acoustic jam-rock with a hint of folk.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. Slingshot Festival. 5 p.m. MILOH SMITH Singer-songwriter from Atlanta. AUTUMN IN JUNE Disco-electronica musician with critical acclaim. WANDA Local indie band that’s equal parts seashore lyrics, ethereal pop hooks and garage guitar, with a sparkle of clarinet and synth. THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southerninspired rock tunes. Slingshot Festival. 6 p.m. ANGEL OLSEN With a stunning voice and an ear for detail, this Chicago songwriter and guitarist crafts poignant, sweeping music. JULIANNA BARWICK Ambient folk musician who incorporates electronics and looped vocals. See story on p. 12. GABI Chamber orchestra and mixed instrumentation with short, vocalfocused compositions. Slingshot Festival. 10:30 p.m. www. RYAN HEMSWORTH Hip hop and indie-pop fusion producer who has worked with notable names such as Lana Del Rey and Sole. See story on p. 12.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 789 Three-piece pop-rock band from Hartwell.

Friday 1

Flicker Theatre & Bar Slingshot Festival. 8 p.m. KEVIN DUNN & JOHN NORRIS Legendary guitarist Dunn was a fixture on the Southern new wave scene of the 1970s and ‘80s. He’s joined by Athens drummer John Norris.

The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840 REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday! 8 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Saucehouse Barbeque 6 p.m. FREE! RON STONE Local guitarist playing soulful acoustic music. VFW 7 p.m. $8. SALLY & THE SIX GRAND BAND Long-running local country dance band.

Saturday 2 440 Foundry Pavilion 7 p.m. $25 (adv.), $29 (door). www. MOON TAXI Retro-inspired jam band with an eclectic sound featuring unique melodies.

The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www. BLAIRE HANKS Nashville-based country singer-songwriter. PATRICK BRITT Local singer-songwriter and country artist. JOBE FORTNER Country music singer-songwriter. Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735 DODD FERRELLE & THE WINTERVILLAINS Longtime local songwriter (and new Winterville mayor) and his band perform a set of his worn-in Americana tunes. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. Slingshot Festival. 8 p.m. GRAVEZ Rising Atlanta producer that reinterprets music with a futuristic, unconventional twist. LORD FASCINATOR The alias of New York City-based experimental artist Johnny Mackay. SUPERPUPPET Eclectic local project led by musician Grafton Tanner (Programs). Slingshot Festival. 8 p.m. CRYSTAL CASTLES Lo-fi experimental electronic pop band known for chaotic, energetic live performances. See story on p. 12. THE GASLAMP KILLER Underground experimental hip hop DJ that creates chill, futuristic beats. See story on p. 12. SUICIDEYEAR Beat producer and ambient hip hop musician who has produced beats for artists like Yung Lean. ORCA MUG A beautiful ceramic mug that happens to produce beats. Actions are interpreted by Orca Mug’s friend, JJ Posway.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey plays folky pop songs with romantic themes. MIKE MANTIONE The Five Eight frontman performs a solo set. Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE JAZZ See Friday’s listing for full description Iron Factory 10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877 THE ORANGE CONSTANT Fusionoriented jam-rock band from Athens. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! lkshuffleclub BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. Live Wire Slingshot Festival. 8 p.m. HXV Producer and engineer from Atlanta, with his own brand of dance music and street rap. POPESKA Atlanta native that remixes music with futuristic dance flair. ANGRY DIGWEED The bass music side project of Todd Dawson, better known as the psytrance act xb. MATT CITRON Atlanta producer and artist that blends East Coast hip hop with soul and blues.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

Tuesday 5 Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www. SUNN O))) Legendary drone-metal band from Seattle. See Calendar Pick on p. 16. BIG BRAVE Three piece post-rock band from Canada. On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www. :LOVESONGS Athens band with electric, dance and metal influences. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com WHITEHALL JAZZ COLLECTIVE Local jazz pianist Greg Hankins leads his sizeable group through an eclectic set of music. The Manhattan Café Loungy Tuesdays. 10 p.m. FREE! 706369-9767 DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning an all-vinyl set of rare and classic deep soul, R&B and blues. Every Tuesday!

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 THE ENDS Funky rock band from Burlington, NC.

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

The Office Lounge 7th Birthday Party. 6 p.m. 706-5460840 REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

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Sunday 3 ACC Library 3 p.m. FREE! athens GYPSY WILDCATS Local group laying classic Django Reinhardt gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 6 p.m. CAMP AMPED FINALE SHOW Camp Amped concludes with bands of young musicians showcasing the originals and covers they learned during camp.

Monday 4 Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www. MOTHS Jacob Morris plays folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge. 100 WATT HORSE Atlanta folk-rock act led by songwriter George Pettis. OH, ROSE Psych-tinged indie rock band from Olympia, WA. 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.

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 Bands are welcome, backline is provided and the jam rocks until 2 a.m. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. CANCERS Local band playing poppy, grungy space jams, featuring members of Dead Dog and Unfun. FISHMONGER New local punk group. 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. FREE! ROAD TO ROO BATTLE OF THE BANDS One lucky Athens band will win a chance to perform at Bonnaroo 2016. The Foundry 6:30 p.m. $9 (adv.), $12 (door). www. THE STEEL WHEELS Virginia fourpiece playing a seamless blend of folk-rock and Americana. FORLORN STRANGERS Nashville, TN-based Americana collective. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www. GOLDFISH South African duo that specializes in electro-funk. Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday!

Live Wire 8 p.m. FREE! OPEN MIC & LATE NIGHT JAM See Wednesday’s listing for full description




ACC Leisure Services


Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 DYRTY BYRDS Four-piece classic rock band from Colorado. The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday! Porterhouse Grill 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Down the Line 4/7 CRUNCHY / PALLAS / TUG / POTTED PLANT (Caledonia Lounge) 4/7 GRANT COWAN / DON PARIS SCHLOTMAN / KAYLA BERRIE (Flicker Theatre & Bar) 4/7 NEULORE / THE WELCOME HOME (40 Watt Club) 4/7 SEAN WATKINS / PETRA HADEN & JESSE HARRIS (The Foundry) 4/7 SOJA / NEW KINGSTON (Georgia Theatre) 4/7 MOTEL RADIO (Georgia Theatre) 4/7 JASON, SETH, NICK & AARON (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) 4/8 TRIATHALON / JUAN DE FUCA / WIEUCA (Caledonia Lounge) 4/8 BILLY CURRINGTON / KELSEA BALLERINI (The Classic Center) 4/8 FOOFARAW / DOUG HOYER / CLAIRE CRONIN / WYDYDE (Flicker Theatre & Bar) 4/8 PUJOL / OAK HOUSE (40 Watt Club) 4/8 LAUGHLIN / HOLMAN AUTRY BAND (The Foundry) 4/8 PERPETUAL GROOVE (Georgia Theatre) 4/8 SHOWTIME / ALBATROSS (Live Wire) 4/8 PARTIALS (Nowhere Bar) 4/8 REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE (The Office Lounge) 4/9 INTER ARMA / SAVAGIST / MARSES (Caledonia Lounge) 4/9 GARRETT HATCH / DANIEL MARKHAM / JOHN CALVIN ABNEY (Flicker Theatre & Bar) 4/9 BOOTY BOYZ / Immuzikation / Twin Powers / Z-Dog (40 Watt Club) 4/9 BACHATA URBANA / ESPIRITU DEL VINO / DJ FRANCO (The Foundry) 4/9 RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND (Front Porch Book Store) 4/9 PERPETUAL GROOVE (Georgia Theatre) 4/9 ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND / MARCUS KING BAND / ROLLIN’ HOME (Live Wire) 4/9 LUCIDEA (Nowhere Bar) 4/10 SHADE / BEHAVIOR (The World Famous) 4/11 RINGO DEATHSTARR / DESERT MOUNTAIN TRIBE (Caledonia Lounge) 4/11 THE CHURCH (Georgia Theatre) 4/11 CRANE (Georgia Theatre) 4/11 MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY (Nowhere Bar) 4/12 CASH’D OUT (Caledonia Lounge) 4/12 NIFTY EARTH / WALKER LUKENS & THE SIDE ARMS (Georgia Theatre)


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Jazz Thursday presents... The McGuinness Trio FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST

Big C and the Velvet Delta SATURDAY, APRIL 2 ND

Honeychild Mike Mantione SUNDAY, APRIL 3RD

6pm: Camp Amped After School Finale MONDAY, APRIL 4TH

Open Mic hosted by Larry Forte TUESDAY, APRIL 5TH

STUPIDTINI Tuesday Date Night presents... FREE Whitehall Jazz Collective SHOW! ATHENS’ INTIMATE LIVE MUSIC VENUE See website for show times & details

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Art Bulldog Inn Art Show (Bulldog Inn) Submit your experimentative and alternative art for the Bulldog Inn Annual Biannual on Apr. 22., www. Call for Artists (Amici) Currently accepting artists for exhibitions. Email samples of work to Call for Muralists (Athens, GA) Seeking submissions for a mural design on an exterior concrete block wall between a private residence and Georgia Power at 1001 Prince Place. Email questions and sketches by Apr. 8. Winner announced mid-April. $500 cash prize and $200 stipend for supplies. TV Gallery (Athens, GA) TV Gallery is a virtual gallery promoting contemporary art in the Southeast. Email high-resolution .jpegs with the title, media, where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re from and website.

Auditions Wizard of Oz (Athens Little Playhouse) Play a part in this classic tale. Auditions on May 17â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. Performances July 29â&#x20AC;&#x201C;31 & Aug. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7. athenslittleplayhouse@gmail. com,

Classes Aprende EspaĂąol (Oconee County Library) This eight-week Spanish course is designed for beginners. Attendance at all classes is not mandatory. Registration required. Wednesdays through Apr. 20. FREE! 706-769-3950

Artist Workshops (KA Artist Shop) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Creative Journaling for Adults with Hope Hilton.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 5, 10:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. or 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30 p.m. $20. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drawing 101 with Otto Lange.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 6, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m or May 11, 18 or 25, 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $101. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Silk Painting with RenĂŠ Shoemaker.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 9, 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $60. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modern Calligraphy: Beginnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basics.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 10, 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. or Apr. 26, 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. or May 17, 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $40. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Creativity Takes Courage with Hope Hiltonâ&#x20AC;? Apr. 23, 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $45. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All About Color: Impressionist Still-Life Painting with Will Eskridge.â&#x20AC;? May 10, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $40. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modern Calligraphy: Beyond the Basics.â&#x20AC;? May 24, 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $40. Bikram Hot Yoga (Bikram Yoga Athens) Classes are offered seven days a week. Karma Classes on Sundays at 6 p.m. benefit Project Safe. Clay Classes (Good Dirt) Weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Try Clayâ&#x20AC;? classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wheel every Friday from 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Try Clayâ&#x20AC;? classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $20. Code Classes (Four Athens) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Web Fundamentals.â&#x20AC;? One day bootcamp, Apr. 2, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. or four week course Apr.18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 12, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intro to Ruby on Rails.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 12, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intro to JavaScript.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 12, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;HTML/ CSS Bootcamp.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 23, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. Dog Obedience Training (Southeast Clarke Park) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dog Obedienceâ&#x20AC;? takes place Saturdays, Apr. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 21, 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 a.m. or Tuesdays, Apr. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 24, 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $100â&#x20AC;&#x201C;120 per dog. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dog Tricksâ&#x20AC;? takes place Saturdays, Apr. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;23, 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 a.m. $70â&#x20AC;&#x201C;105 per dog. www.

Happy Yoga Happy Hour (Kumquat Mae Bakery CafĂŠ) Get your weekend off to a serene start with a stress-eliminating yoga session. Fridays, 5:15 p.m. A portion of donations will go to Nuciâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space. Hatha Yoga (Healing Arts Centre) (Sangha Yoga Studio) Michelle Arington leads a yoga practice for all skill levels. Saturdays, 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1:30 p.m. $14. www.holistichealth Knitting Classes (Revival Yarns) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cables Class.â&#x20AC;? Mar. 30, 6 p.m. $15. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First Friday Open Knit/Crochet.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 1, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. or 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. FREE! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Socks That Fit.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 6 & Apr. 13, 6 p.m. $30. RSVP. www.revival 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. Monarchs Across GA Educator Workshop (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) This 10-hour educator (Kâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;12) workshop offers classroom ideas and activities for exploring the biology and ecology of monarch butterflies. RSVP by Apr. 15. Apr. 29, 4:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30 p.m. & Apr. 30, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $50. OCAF Art Classes (OCAF, Watkinsville) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cuttlefish Casting Workshop with Barbara Mann.â&#x20AC;? Apr. 9, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. $110 + materials. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watercolor Open Studio Class with Kie Johnson.â&#x20AC;? Wednesdays, Apr. 13â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 18, 9:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12:30 p.m. $200. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chroma-licious: A


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Pure Barre (Pure Barre Athens) Purre Barre is a 55-minute full-body workout that uses a ballet barre for isometric movements. www.pure Quilting (Sewcial Studio) Quilting classes for beginner to advanced students cover both traditional and modern projects. sewcialstudio@, Quilting Classes (Crooked Pine Quilts) Classes are offered in sewing, quilting, fabric dying and knitting for all levels and ages., 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 Swim Lessons (Athens YWCO) Adult swim lessons offered in group sessions or privately. Mondays & Wednesdays through Apr. 6, 7 p.m. $50â&#x20AC;&#x201C;60. Tai Chi Easy (Rocksprings Community Center) Tom Wittenberg leads an hour of this healthful exercise. Thursdays, 10 a.m. $3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5. 706-548-1310 Tech Savvy Seniors (Lay Park) These stress-free sessions are for ages 55 & up to better understand smart phones and tablets. Wednesdays through Mar. 29, 2:30 p.m. $10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. 706-613-3596 Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Self-Defense Course (AKF Athens Martial Arts, 175 A Old Epps Bridge Rd.) Learn and practice skills in awareness,

physical self-defense, personal safety, prevention and assertiveness. Wednesdays through Apr. 13, 7:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $30. instructor@akf, Yoga 101 for Beginners (Yurt Yoga Athens) Satchidananda Mission offers â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deepening Your Yoga Practice.â&#x20AC;? Thursdays, Mar. 31â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 5, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $90. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Integral Yoga Teacher Training.â&#x20AC;? Two weeks in May and two weeks in December. 706-548-3625, www.yurtyoga Yoga Teacher Training (Athens Yoga Institute, 1260 S. Milledge Ave.) Get certified at the 200-hour level with Yoga Alliance. New sixmonth format begins in April. www. Zumba at the Garden (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) A dynamic fitness program infused with Latin rhythms. Every Wednesday, 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6:30 p.m. $70/10 classes.

Help Out 2-1-1 Volunteer Operating Training (Athens, GA) Learn Community Connectionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2-1-1 interface, plus other policies and procedures for volunteering. Fill out online application. Sessions held Apr. 13, Apr. 27 & May 4. www. American Lunch Five Restaurant & Bar is looking for volunteers to operate its free, mobile soup kitchen. The truck serves on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. american

Call for Volunteers (Nuçi’s Space) The Athens Human Rights Festival is looking for volunteers to help with fundraising, organizing speakers and performers, the tabloid, social media, stage building and more. The 38th annual will be held downtown on Apr. 30–May 1. Meetings are held every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. 706-202-9169, www. 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. www. Dance Program Volunteer (ACC Library) MJ Modeling and Talent seeks an intern or volunteers for the VIP Girls Dance and Leadership Youth Program to help with mentoring, fundraising and coordinating youth activities. Meetings held every Tuesday and Wednesday at 4 p.m. 678-835-8497, Great American Cleanup (Oconee County Library) Join Keep Oconee County Beautiful in a beautification project. Apr. 30, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 706-255-8528, www. PALS Volunteers Needed (PALS Institute) Women of the World is seeking volunteers to mentor women in earning a GED. The program focuses on business training, computer skills and literacy. Spanish speakers needed. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Readers Needed (Learning Ally) Learning Ally is looking for volunteers to train as readers to help create audio textbooks for people with print disabilities. 706-549-1313,

Kidstuff ACC Summer Camps (Multiple Locations) Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services offers camps in science, dance, sports, art and more. Visit website for dates and details. 706-613-3580, www.athensclarke Day Off School Programs (Multiple Locations) The East Athens Community Center presents “Olympic Day.” Rocksprings Park hosts “Games Galore.” For ages 6–12. Apr. 4, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $15–22.50. www.athensclarke Ocean Discovery Camp (Double Helix STEAM School) Explore marine science and ocean conservation issues through activities promoting scientific literacy, research and exploration. Register by May 7. Camps offered June 6–10 or June 20–24, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $250–280. discovery2016 Rose of Athens Theatre Academy (Seney-Stovall Chapel) Summer classes for young actors cover topics including musical theater, stage movement, improv, scene study and speech. For students in rising grades 2–12. June 27–July 22. 706-340-9181, academy@ Spring Tennis (ACC Tennis Center) Tennis programs are available for individuals at all experience levels. Ages 5–16. Apr. 11–May 19. $50-140. www.athensclarkecounty. com/leisure Summer Theater Camps (Athens Little Playhouse) “Folk Tales.” May 30–June 3. “Mother Goose.” June 6–10. “Circus” June

13–17. “Fairy Tail.” June 20–24. Visit website for registration form. The Heroines Club (1161 Long Rd.) A monthly mother-daughter empowerment circle based on the sharing of real-life heroines and women’s history. The “Little Sisters” Circle is for ages 7–10. The “Big Sisters” Circle is for ages 11–14. Visit website for next meeting. $25.

Support Groups Adoptee Support and Encouragement (Oasis Counseling Center) Group meetings are held for teens ages 12–16 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 else’s drinking. Noon to evening meetings on most days. FREE! Amputee Support Group (ACC Library) All are welcome. Meets every first Thursday of the month. Contact Reyna, 706-498-4313 Caregivers’ Support Group (Tuckston United Methodist Church) Find support with other caregivers. Second Sundays, 3 p.m. 706-7428441 Emotions Anonymous (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) A 12-step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Meets Sundays, 4–5 p.m. 706-202-7463, www.emotions Project Safe (Athens, GA) Meetings for Warriors: Hope & Healing from Domestic Violence Group are held every Tuesday, 6:30–8 p.m., with a dinner on the last Tuesday of each month. Meetings for the New Beginnings Support Group are held every Monday, 6:30–8 p.m., with a dinner on the last Monday of the month. Childcare provided. 24-hour crisis hotline: 706-543-3331. Teen texting line: 706-765-8019. Business: 706-549-0922. Meeting information: 706-613-3357, ext. 772. www. S-Anon (Cornerstone Church) S-Anon is a support group for family and friends of sexaholics, based on the 12 steps of AA. sunday., The Legacy Circle: A Monthly Women’s Empowerment Journey (The Mother-Daughter Nest, 1161 Long Rd.) Practice the art of sacred self-care and support your own personal growth. Eight women participate in sacred circling the first Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. $15. www.themotherdaughternest. com

On The Street ALT Multi-Farm CSA (Athens, GA) Athens Land Trust’s Multi-Farm CSA provides organic and certified naturally grown vegetables and fruits to Athens area communities. It is currently accepting members for spring. Small and large shares available. May 6–July 29. www. American Lunch (Multiple Locations) Five Restaurant & Bar offers 100% free meals through a mobile soup kitchen three days a week at various locations. The food

art around town A. LAFERA SALON (2440 W. Broad St.) Artwork by Perry McCrackin. AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) A collection of new paintings by Matt Bahr. Through April. ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) New paintings by Mary Porter, Greg Benson, Chatham Murray, Candle Brumby, Lana Mitchell and more. ART ON THE SIDE GALLERY AND GIFTS (17 N. Main St., Watkinsville) A gallery featuring works by various artists in media including ceramics, paintings and fused glass. ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) In the Myers Gallery, “Celebrating Painting and Sculpture” by Leonard Piha. Through Apr. 15. • In the Harrison Center for the Arts & Preschool’s Lobby Gallery, “Mentor/Mentee” features the work of professors and students from UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. Through May 20. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) The Micromedia Fest is a juried showcase of short animations and photographic media objects like GIFs and Vine videos. Mar. 31–Apr. 9. BENDZUNAS GLASS (89 W. South Ave., Comer) The family-run studio has been creating fine art glass for almost 40 years. CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) “American Landscapes of the Country Place Era: Photographs by Carol Betsch.” Through Apr. 28. THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) In Classic Gallery I, “Hello, Neighbor” features artwork by Terry Rowlett, Michelle Fontaine, René Shoemaker and Michael Ross. • In Classic Gallery II, “Tableau” features works by Mary Ruth Moore, Michael Oliveri, Ally White and Otto Lange. CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) Sculptures by Jourdan Joly. DONDERO’S KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Artwork by Ainhoa Bilbao Cebrero. Closing reception Apr. 30. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Patrick Sprague and Tatiana Veneruso. Through April. FARMINGTON DEPOT GALLERY (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 14 artists, the gallery exhibits paintings, sculpture, folk art, ceramics and fine furniture. Permanent collection artists include Matt Alston, John Cleaveland, Peter Loose, Michael Pierce, Dan Smith, Cheri Wranosky and more. • Greg Benson’s “Oil Compass” features eight paintings that create a 360-degree panorama when viewed together. Through April. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Ro Scurry. Through April. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Seven artists invited seven artists who then invited seven artists to share work in “Chain Reaction.” Through Apr. 1. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.)“Cherokee Basketry: Woven Culture” examines basket-making history and its modern revival. Through Apr. 17. • “David Ligare: California Classicist.” Through May 8. • “Frank Hartley Anderson: Forging the Southern Printmakers Society.” Through June 19. • Created by design studio VolvoxLabs, “VVOX: Refining Realities” is an immersive triptych utilizing digital visualization. Mar. 31–June 19. • In the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, “Twists and Turns: Sculptures by Alice Aycock” includes two sculptures, “Waltzing Matilda” and “Twin Vortexes.” Through Sept. 4. GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Jamey Grimes’ Northern Lightsinspired “Aurora” is an installation illuminated by natural light during the day and a color-based lighting cycle at night. Mar. 31–September. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Paintings by Sam Main. Through Apr. 17. HEIRLOOM CAFÉ (815 N. Chase St.) “Four Corners” presents works by four MFA students graduating this spring: Michael Ross, Drema Montgomery, Spence Townsend and Heather Forest. Through April. HENDERSHOT’S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Rachel Keane. Through March. • Paintings by Marisa Mustard. Through April. HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) Darkroom photographs and prints by Jen Holt. JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Photography by Chris McKay. LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) Distinguished Dodd Professorial Chair Paul Pfeiffer presents three video works: Desiderata, Fragment of a Crucifixion and Pure Products Go Crazy. • Dodd Post-MFA Fellow in Photography Mo Costello presents “Max.” • “Here, Say” is a sculptural installation by Dodd Post-MFA Fellow in Sculpture Courtney McClellan. • “Singularity” is a kinetic light installation by Post-MFA Fellow in Sculpture Kevin Varney. • “Unwillingly Mine” is an exploration of hypochondriac infatuations with illness by Ellie Dent, a MFA candidate in painting

truck is available 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at Jessie B. Denney Towers on Tuesdays, Sparrows Nest Mission on Wednesdays, and Bigger Vision of Athens on Fridays. www.american AthFest Call for Artists and Musicians (Athens, GA) AthFest Educates has opened the submission process for bands to perform at the 20th annual music and arts festival, as well as for artists to be a part of the artist market. ATH-U booths offer a new way for high school and college students to show their work. Deadline Apr. 15. Festival runs June 24–26. art@, www.sonicbids. com/find-gigs-2016-athfest, www.

Athens Georgia Startup Week (Athens, GA) HW Creative, Slingshot, Four Athens, Innovation Gateway, Thinc @ UGA and more are sponsoring this five-day event for startups and small business owners. Mar. 28–Apr. 1. athensgeorgia. Athens Street Hockey (YMCA) (Hockey Rink) Players of all skill levels can play in a local hockey rink. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Bike Clinic (BikeAthens) Learn how to repair your bike with tools and advice from experts. Thursdays, 6–8:30 p.m. $10 donation. Bridge (Athens Bridge Center) Open Duplicate Bridge Games are held

in drawing. • “2016 UGA/GRU Science and Medical Illustration Exhibition.” • Youth Art Month presents works by students attending schools in Clarke County. All exhibitions on view through March. LAST RESORT GRILL (174 W. Clayton St.) “Primordial Novae” is a series of paintings by Melissa Lee that depict a parallel between the primordial void of energy in outer space and the individual creative energy within mankind. LOWERY IMAGING GALLERY (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Danielsville) The gallery features paper and canvas giclee prints by Athens artists as well as artists’ renderings of Athens. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) In the Lounge Gallery, Spence Townsend presents a collection of paintings examining animals, people and places through a fantastical lens. Through April. • “Collections from the Community” presents a collection of handmade evening purses and cocktail minis by Sonja Pemberton. Through Apr. 2. • The 41st annual Juried Exhibition presents 228 pieces by 171 artists selected by Jock Reynolds, director at the Yale University Art Gallery. Through May 7. • Paige Adair’s video projection Daughter of the Cave explores gender and underground wanderlust. Mar. 31–May 7. MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 GA-98, Danielsville) Pottery by Will Langford. Through March. 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. MAMA’S BOY (197 Oak St.) Mixed media and woven artwork by Arianna Mantis. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) “Figures, Florals and Fabulous Celestials” presents watercolors by Judith DeJoy, Cindy Malota and Radha Murthy. Opening reception Apr. 3. Through April. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) The 21st annual “Southworks National Juried Art Exhibit” features 79 works by 52 artists. Opening reception Apr. 1. Through May 6. • This year’s “Encore16” features artists from previous “Director’s Choice Exhibits.” Opening reception Apr. 1. Through May 6. RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) As part of “Pictures of Us: Photographs from The Do Good Fund Collection,” the exhibition “Gordon Parks Confronts the Color Line” includes photographs from a Life magazine 1956 photo essay on segregation in the South. Through March. • “Seeing Georgia: Changing Visions of Tourism and the Modern South” includes photos, postcards, artifacts and other ephemera representing six Georgia tourism sites with histories of political and cultural battles. Through July. SIPS (1390 Prince Ave.) Maria Strom shows colorful and humorous prints from her cat series. Through April. STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) “Portraits of the Working Class: Trees” by Marlene Lipinski explores mankind’s relationship with trees. Through May 1. THE SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St.) Paintings by Monroe art teacher Bobbie Austin. Through April. SWEET SPOT STUDIO GALLERY (160 Tracy St., Mercury A.I.R.) The gallery presents paintings, ceramics, sculpture, drawings, furniture, folk art and jewelry from artists including Fain Henderson, Michelle Dross, Veronica Darby, John Cleaveland, Rebecca Wood, Nikita Raper, Natalia Zuckerman, Briget Darryl Ginley, Jack Kashuback, Barret Reid, Camille Hayes, Jason Whitley and Ken Hardesty. • “Deep” features new paintings of coastal seas, shipwrecks, sea creatures and beaches by Veronica Darby. TERRAPIN BEER CO. (265 Newton Bridge Rd.) Lily Swindle creates natureinspired wood burning pieces and paintings. Through March. • “New Beginnings are often Disguised as Painful Endings” is a painting series by Maria Nissan. Opening reception Apr. 3. Through April. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) The Ethical Eating Group at UUFA presents, “Get Yourself FREE,” a multi-media display adapting the chorus of Paul Simon’s song “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.” Contributing artists are Kate Blane and Melissa Biehl. Through May. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) “Reciprocal II: OCAF Members at UNG” is a juried exhibition featuring members of the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation. Through March. WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Paintings of scenes around Athens by Mary Porter. THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Permanent artists include RA Miller, Chris Hubbard, Travis Craig, Michelle Fontaine, Dan Smith, Greg Stone and more.

Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 1 p.m. Non-Life Master (Beginner) Duplicate Bridge Games are held Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Party Bridge is held Thursdays at 1 p.m. All games $5. 706-2484809 Nominations for the 2016 Preservation Awards (Athens, GA) Nominate a project that helps celebrate Athens’ unique heritage. Deadline Apr. 15. Ceremony on June 6. 706-353-1801, www.achf Senior Adult Trips (Rocksprings Community Center) Visit Jaemor Farms and Montain Fresh Creamery on Apr. 8, 9:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. $12–18. A day trip to Plains, GA will be offered Apr. 19, 9 a.m.–6

p.m. $15–23. Attend Sweet Auburn Festival on May 7, 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m. $15–23. Cheer on the Gwinnett Braves on May 18, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. $20–30. Trips depart and return to Rocksprings Park. For ages 55 & up. 706-613-3602, www.athensclarke 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. membership/vita-tax-prep f




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Summer Employment (May–Aug) - Hiring Assistant Supervisors @ $10-12/hr w/ benefits, incentives and promotional opportunites. Visit us @ www. for more info; email us @ info@classiccityinstallation. com; or call us @ (855) 7478565. The UGA Hotel and Conference Center is looking for temporary, PT housekeepers. Experience preferred. Required to work flexible hours any day of the week, including holidays and weekends. How to apply (no calls or drop by applications accepted): UGA requires a background investigation for all new hires. Go to:, create online account and application, search job posting #20151318 (Temporary labor pool – staff no benefits), apply. Posting will describe in detail the duties and physical demands.


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biting sense of humor could be charming to her, but the scary outbursts are a serious warning klaxon. If he disrespects her in front of her own family—that is, in front of people who would run to her defense and beat the shit out of him if he crossed the line—then who knows how he talks to (or physically handles) her when they’re alone? If she’s 25 and they met in college, she wasn’t even able to drink legally when she started dating this guy. Is he her first serious relationship in adulthood? She’s grown up while being with this not-great dude, and he’s become such a part of her life that she thinks his love conquers all. She’s definitely codependent in this relationship, and she might be telling herself that this slob needs her to live. She might think that he won’t eat if she doesn’t cook, he won’t have clean clothes if she doesn’t do laundry, there won’t be clean dishes if she doesn’t wash them. Even if that’s true, she should understand that she’s dating this guy, not adopting him. An affluent 25-year-old man should be able to keep a clean house and remain well-fed without his girlfriend at his feet. Also, she might enjoy being subservient. I doubt it, though, because she’d probably say so instead of just






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