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Who Knew? Students Don’t Care About Local Business

Georgia Doesn’t Welcome Muslims, but Are Christians Any Better?

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lethargy of the commission and the activThere was a time back around the turn of ity of the mayor, who held the pillow to the the present century when we worried that face of the somnolent initiative. Atlanta’s expansion would eventually overSo now we have what we knew we would run Athens, turning us into a suburb indishave: hordes of rich kids using Athens as a tinguishable from the other towns such as temporary base but wanting it to be more Vinings and Tucker and Austell that once like home. Home is basically an Atlanta subhad their own flavor but are now only atolls urb, and so, while we guarded the ramparts in the suburban sea surrounding ATL. Back and peered down the highway to see if the then, Atlanta planners were pushing for city was coming closer, what they called the Outer Trojan horse was built Loop, a second circumHome is basically the within our own walls, and ferential highway outside an Atlanta suburb. Atlanta has overrun us 285. That looming loop on from the inside. this side of Atlanta would Last week a writer in The Red & Black have run fairly near Athens and was prestudent newspaper published “The studicted to bring Atlanta along with it. dent argument for big business in Athens” That was the period during which our (redandblack.com), a manifesto of the local government, amid much controversy, conquerors so outrageous that it even made the decision to throw up a baroffended some students. She basically said rier around Athens to prevent our town that students are simply not interested in from sprawling out into the surrounding whether a business is local, they want what countryside and to keep Oconee County

When it comes to people who observe the Muslim faith, Georgia doesn’t exactly put out the welcome mat. If anything, that welcome mat is yanked out from under them. If a Muslim group attempts to open a mosque or cemetery, local residents often will go berserk, and their government will deny the necessary rezoning or building permit. That happened in Lilburn a few years ago when the city fathers turned down a proposal for a mosque. It happened in Kennesaw when a mosque in a shopping center was temporarily blocked. And it happened in Snellville with attempts to locate a cemetery. Elected officials also have a hissy fit if you talk about resettling Muslim refugees in Georgia. Last year Gov. Nathan Deal demanded that the federal government stop the flow of Syrian refugees here. In Newton County, a group called Al Maad Al Islami Inc. purchased a tract of land for a new mosque. Local citizens flocked to a county commission hearing to complain. “We have already seen bombings and beheadings,” said one resident. “Eight years ago our U.S. government got a Muslim president who has put Muslims in power.” (Barack Obama is a Christian.) “You and your children will be living under Sharia law, putting your hand over your heart for Allah,” said a complainant. Another citizen commented: “Do we have a right to be fearful today? Of course we do. We don’t know these people.” This was from a man who claimed to be a Christian pastor. The Newton County Commission imposed a moratorium on zoning actions, which put at least a temporary halt on plans for the mosque. You can understand the fears people have. When you read the news dispatches

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According to the manifesto in The Red & Black, local shouldn’t get in the way of what students want.

they want, and that means Starbucks rather and Atlanta at bay. We created a greenbelt than Jittery Joe’s, Urban Outfitters instead around Athens, making the conscious deciof one of the clothing stores that used to be sion, rightly or wrongly, to contain the downtown, and it’s just too bad if their getgrowth of Athens and turn it inward, to ting what they want puts some dinky little grow the city where the infrastructure of local store or restaurant or coffee shop out water, sewer, streets and the electrical grid of business. That’s progress, so get used to already existed. it, because that’s what students want. Our present government faced a similar Local business is such a shibboleth decision-point when it became evident that here that nobody has ever stated so baldly the university’s strictly limited on-campus and naively what every parking and lessened student knows, and interest in building So now we have what it brought forth an dorms, tougher DUI laws online outcry from and other factors created we knew we would those among us who the demand for upscale, have: hordes of rich kids… love Athens the way it close-in student apartis and not for the way it ments. Our mayor and is becoming. On flagpole.com, Blake Aued commission knew that if they didn’t act to effectively used the student writer’s own control and direct development contiguous words to show just how clueless she is about to downtown, we would be overrun at our the goose that laid the golden egg. very core by student housing complexes. But there is no need to kill the young There was a desultory effort to spark intermessenger. Our own local government est in using the available land to develop opened the gates to the forces that are a mixed housing and office complex to destroying our local businesses and the attract the sort of high-tech jobs that have invigorated other communities not far from character of our town. If you like what they’ve done, buy ’em a cuppa Starbucks. f Athens. That idea was smothered by the

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from the Middle East, it’s human nature to worry about those terrorist organizations. The mistake, however, comes from thinking that this country will be safe if we can just keep out all the Muslims. Extremism comes from many sources. In 1996, Eric Rudolph, a white Christian, carried out the Atlanta Olympics bombing that killed one spectator. He later caused the death of a security guard when he bombed an Alabama abortion clinic. In 1998, James Charles Kopp, a white Christian, shot and killed Barnett Slepian, a doctor who had performed abortions. In 2008, Jim David Adkisson, a white Christian, went to a Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, TN and started shooting people, killing two in the process. Adkission said he did it because he hated liberals, Democrats and gays. In 2009, Scott Roeder, a white Christian, shot and killed George Tiller because Tiller had performed abortions. In 2015, Robert Lewis Dear, a white Christian, killed three people in a mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. And we haven’t even talked about Timothy McVeigh, the white military veteran who killed 168 people when he blew up a federal building in Oklahoma. McVeigh wasn’t a Muslim, either. I am not advocating this, of course, but if you extend the argument used by Donald Trump and the opponents of the Newton County mosque to its logical extreme, then we should prohibit all white Christians from entering the U.S. We should also deport those who are living here back to their original country. After all, white Christians have a demonstrated history of murder and violence against American citizens. f


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Does Downtown Need an Arena? The Classic Center’s Paul Cramer Thinks So By Blake Aued news@flagpole.com develop the area between downtown and the North Oconee River that was abandoned in the wake of the Selig (now The Mark) development. He envisions the arena as glass—providing views of downtown, the river and East Athens and symbolically linking them—with a terraced park leading down to the river and a bridge connecting it to MLK Drive. Meanwhile, the Athens Downtown Development Authority is exploring a more modest proposal for an outdoor amphitheater. UGA professor Jack Crowley’s downtown master plan includes an amphitheater built into the hillside on the same piece of property Cramer is eying for the arena. Crowley’s proposal is a $12 million amphitheater, operated by the Classic Center, that could include 1,500–2,500 covered seats and lawn seating for an additional 2,500 people, with room to expand. (Cramer, however, said he’d prefer an indoor facility so events aren’t beholden to the weather.) ADDA Executive Director Pamela Thompson is in talks with the UGA Carl Vinson Classic Center Executive Director Paul Cramer pointed to this arena at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix as an Institute of Government to include the amphitheater’s example of what a downtown Athens arena could look like. potential in a study about the overall economic impact of downtown. But like the Cobb County can lure away the Braves, couldn’t we talk the arena, it’s still in the very, very, early stages. The earliest Hawks into moving to Athens?) The idea struck me as kind of ridiculous on its face. After stages. “My board hasn’t even had the discussion [on] is it revall, Athens already has an arena—Stegeman Coliseum— enue-generating or a free-for-everyone outdoor activity?� and just two years ago the Classic Center spent a million Thompson said. bucks on a scoreboard and removable bleachers to turn its Yes, Thompson and Cramer are aware of each other’s grand hall into a smaller arena for UGA hockey games and plans and have discussed them. Maybe we can even do roller derby bouts. both. “It’s not a competition or even an either-or sort of Plus, where would the money come from? The next thing,� Thompson said. round of SPLOST coming up in a couple of years seems like a likely candidate. But when Cramer asked for $25 million More Classic Center: Not all of Cramer’s plans are quite in SPLOST funding to add onto the grand hall in 2010, he so ambitious. At the Classic Center Authority’s Aug. 23 was met with forceful opposition from folks who did not meeting, he also floated a $2.4 million plan to expand the want to wall off the area east of Thomas Street from the center’s parking deck. The plan, called “Enlighten Foundry rest of downtown. Street,� would include 100 new parking spaces on two levels Cramer acknowledges that an arena might be a tough sell. “People fought and said no [to the expansion], but look built on top of the deck’s Broad Street side, which could be leased to Voxpro, the Irish customer-service contractor at the end result of it�—65,000 room-nights from new and that’s moving into the One Press Place building. It would larger conventions and 600 new hotel rooms under develalso include a cafe on the deck’s second level and “affordable opment, he said. work spaces for young artists� along Foundry Street. “It “If you look at the number of people employed in isn’t something we’re going to race into tomorrow, but it is hospitality, that’s something I’m very proud of,� Cramer something we ought to think about,� Cramer said. said. (The entertainment industry, hotels and restaurants employ almost 10,000 people locally, according to the Historic Tours: The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation Census Bureau.) “We’re a town of haves and have-nots, has announced a series of four walking tours of historic and the have-nots are going to be employed in hospitality areas this fall, led by volunteers with first-hand experbefore anywhere else.� tise. Flagpole contributor Kristen Morales will lead a tour An analysis by UGA College of Environment and Design of Buena Vista Sept. 11; David Bryant will lead a tour of students found that the arena could host more than 100 Pulaski Heights Oct. 9; Charlotte Marshall will lead a tour events per year, bringing in $8.5 million in revenue annuof Oconee Hill Cemetery Nov. 5; and former mayor Gwen ally, with a $64 million economic impact. High-school O’Looney will lead a tour of Cobbham Nov. 13. The tours hoops stars would love to show off their talents in UGA’s are $12 for ACHF members and $15 for non-members. backyard, and people would come from hundreds of miles Register at achfonline.org. around to see major acts that currently don’t have anywhere to play in Athens, Cramer said. Bike Friendly?: Don’t laugh. Athens-Clarke County is seek“Forever we’ve been known as this music city, but ing feedback on local bike infrastructure as part of an appliwouldn’t it be great if we could get some of those bigger cation to the League of American Bicyclists to renew the acts, bigger talent in?� he said. city’s Bicycle Friendly Community status. Fill out the surCramer’s also pitching the arena as a new centerpiece vey at surveymonkey.com/r/Athens-ClarkeCountyBFC. f to bring back the long-lamented river district—a plan to Make sure you get the extra-large tub of popcorn, because Athens is gonna be arguing about this for a while. Classic Center Executive Director Paul Cramer is floating the idea of building a 6,000–8,000-seat arena on land off Foundry Street north of the Multimodal Transit Center. Such an arena could host concerts, trade shows, arena football, high-school basketball tournaments, even an NBA D-League team, according to Cramer. (Why stop there? If

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A DREAM Come True

How One Undocumented Student Overcame Higher-Ed Hurdles By Blake Aued news@flagpole.com

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ntil she graduated from Clarke Central High School last spring and enrolled in college in Connecticut earlier this month, Ivonne Barcenas was one of an estimated 22,000 Georgians who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents at a young age. She is here legally now, thanks to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, yet she still cannot attend several Georgia public colleges and universities—no matter how good her grades are—and she must pay much higher tuition rates at others. Many undocumented youth come from low-income families and need financial aid to continue their education, but their lack of a Social Security number makes applying for aid harder. Like many DACA students in Athens, Barcenas received help from U-Lead Athens, a nonprofit started by local schoolteachers and based at Oconee Street United Methodist Church that helps guide them through the college application process. Flagpole photographer Joshua L. Jones followed Barcenas for two months last spring as she navigated that process herself. f

Art on a shelf at Oconee Street United Methodist Church, where U-Lead Athens meets once a week to support local undocumented students who are applying for college.

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Ivonne Barcenas volunteers at the Athens Community Council on Aging.

Barcenas colors a butterfly during Dreamfest. The butterfly is a symbol of DREAMers—named for the proposed Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act—who believe all humans have a right to migrate, and all migrants have human rights.

Barcenas celebrates with her family after graduating from Clarke Central in May. “I’m excited, but I’ve got to get to work to pay the rest of my tuition,” she says. A month later, she’ll learn she has received a scholarship from TheDream.us that will cover full tuition, fees, housing and meals at Eastern Connecticut State University, where she’s now in class.

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KirbyourEnthusiasm A Transition Year for Georgia and New Coach Kirby Smart By Cy Brown news@flagpole.com

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he word for this season is “optimism.” Kirby Smart is the new top dog in Athens after Mark Richt was (politely) run out of town for his failure to win an SEC championship in 10 years. And with Smart’s arrival comes hope he can replicate at least some of the magic created at Alabama by his former boss, Nick Saban. The optimism surrounding the program right now is more future than presentoriented. Most fans understand it will take some time to get the program where we want it. New coaches have to get in a groove and figure out exactly how they’re gonna operate. Sometimes that leads to poor inaugural seasons—look no further than Saban finishing 7-6 in his first year at Bama. So we shouldn’t get our expectations too high. At the same time, with the talent on this roster, we shouldn’t let them dip too low either. After all, the 2016 UGA football team has a couple of units that can make a case for best in the nation. But the rest of the roster is full of unproven talent. The first unit we can rely on is the running backs. Nick Chubb and Sony Michel are the most formidable tailback duo in the nation. It’s a classic thunder and lightning combo. Chubb provides the power, and Michel provides the speed. Chubb should be ready for action after suffering a knee injury last year, while Michel, who broke his arm riding an ATV in July, is still in doubt. If these two can stay healthy—a big if— there is hardly a defense in America that can stop our run game. The other strength is the secondary. Quincy Mauger and Dominick Sanders are

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perhaps the best safety duo in the country. Sanders, in particular, was fantastic last season, collecting six interceptions. The cornerbacks, Aaron Davis and Malkom Parrish, are no slouches either, though they aren’t as dynamic as the safety pair. Add in Alabama graduate transfer Maurice Smith, who is eligible to play immediately, and, brother, you’ve got a tops-in-the-SEC secondary stew goin’. Those are the units we know we can count on. The rest are questionable. The receivers are experienced but still largely unproven. The offensive line is thin, and a few injuries there could derail the season. The defensive line is both thin and largely unproven. And the linebackers are replacing three of the top four tacklers from last season, and still lack a competent pass rush. Which brings us to the quarterbacks. So far, Smart has been quiet about who will start the season opener against North Carolina out of the trio of Greyson Lambert, Jacob Eason and Bryce Ramsey, although he has indicated he’ll have two QBs ready to play. The general consensus among fans is to start the highly-touted freshman Eason from day one. Doing so would endear Smart to a lot of fans, as Richt was known for picking seniority over talent frequently, often to the detriment of the team. Eason could be rocky this season as he adjusts to college football, but he is no doubt the most talented QB on the roster. If we’re trying to keep one foot rooted in the present and the other stepping toward the future, we should let Eason start, work out the kinks this year then, hopefully, be ready for two or three seasons as one of the top QBs in college football.

Despite all the reasons to be optimistic about the program right now, my modus operandi is to expect disappointment. If growing up as a sports fan in Georgia taught me anything, it’s that I don’t deserve nice things and will never have them. That’s why I’ve also included a small guide covering what you should do if the Dawgs lose any given game this season. Hopefully you won’t need any of them, and Smart’s alarm clock to wake the sleeping giant that is UGA football goes off a bit sooner than expected.

North Carolina

WHO: WHEN: Sept. 3, 5:30 p.m., ESPN WHERE: Georgia Dome, Atlanta UNC is the reigning ACC Coastal Division champ, which is a bit like being the rosiestsmelling skunk in the woods. You still stink, just not as much as the jabronis around you. Every ACC team dreams of beating someone in the SEC, so we should expect the Heels to come out guns blazing. One thing is for sure: The result of this game will set the tone for the rest of the year. What to do if we lose: Gird yourself for the #FireKirby takes. They’re coming in hot.

Nicholls State

WHO: WHEN: Sept. 10, noon, SEC Network WHERE: Athens Nicholls State is called the Colonels. It’s in Louisiana, I think. It plays in Division I-AA/ the FCS. Um, what else? Yep, I think that’s all you need to know for this game. What to do if we lose: LOL, we’re not gonna lose this one. (If I jinxed this, I’m so, so sorry.)

Missouri

WHO: WHEN: Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network WHERE: Columbia, MO The Tigers have a new coach and return a rock-solid defense, a year after a season which will best be known for the players boycotting until university president Tim Wolfe resigned because of racism on campus. But Mizzou will have to figure out how to put points on the board to both have a successful season and beat the Dawgs. What to do if we lose: Pretend you never had high expectations for this season to begin with.

Ole Miss

WHO: WHEN: Sept. 24, TBA WHERE: Oxford, MS Folks have been excited about this game for a while, if only because it presents a rare opportunity for UGA fans to travel to Oxford and do some tailgating in the mythic Grove. The Rebels are one of the most stacked teams in the SEC, but they also have probably the most difficult schedule. With matchups against FSU and Alabama before we roll into town, maybe Ole Miss will be too beaten down to put up a good fight. What to do if we lose: Take solace in the fact that, as crappy as the state of Georgia can be at times, we ain’t Mississippi.

Tennessee

WHO: WHEN: Oct. 1, TBA WHERE: Athens Tennessee is one of the most hyped teams


in the country and the favorite to win the East. However, Tennessee hasn’t lived up to the hype any time it’s been poured on the Vols in the last few decades. A game away from the notorious knee-mangling turf at Neyland Stadium gives me belief that we can come away from this game injury-free with a win in hand. What to do if we lose: Bar yourself indoors and put your headphones on. Vols fans will take over downtown and sing “Rocky Top� all night.

South Carolina

WHO: WHEN: Oct. 8, TBA WHERE: Columbia, SC Remember when we made Spurrier’s ass quit last year? That was one of the few good things to come out of last season. Now Will Muschamp leads the Gamecocks and‌ I’m sorry, I tried not to laugh. South Carolina has one of the least talented rosters in the

What to do if we lose: Drink. Drink some more. Keep drinking. Honestly, you probably just shouldn’t stop drinking until Monday.

Kentucky

WHO: WHEN: Nov. 5, TBA WHERE: Lexington, KY Is this a basketball game? No? OK, then I like our chances. What to do if we lose: “Maybe we’ll get a payback upset in basketball!� (We won’t.)

Auburn

WHO: WHEN: Nov. 12, TBA WHERE: Athens It makes me laugh that Auburn almost won a national championship just a few years ago. Now the Tigers generally seem terrible, and Gus Malzahn has his ass planted on the hot seat. It’s entirely possible that

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SEC and a doofus for a head coach. Please, God, don’t let us lose this one. What to do if we lose: Stay off the internet, because some numbskull is gonna claim we should’ve hired Muschamp instead of Smart.

Vanderbilt

WHO: WHEN: Oct. 15, TBA WHERE: Athens The only thing a Vanderbilt game is good for is a trip to Nashville. Otherwise, I wish we’d never play them. A win is likely, but a loss—like we had against the Commodores in 2013—would be devastating for our chances in the East. What to do if we lose: Hide, because the pretentious Nashville bros will emerge from the woodwork.

Florida

WHO: WHEN: Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m., CBS WHERE: Jacksonville, FL Delivering a beatdown to the Gators like the one they gave us last year would soothe my soul. Sneaking out a win and not letting them run for a gazillion yards on us will suffice, though. We should be amped for this one. Smart knows as well as anyone how important the WLOCP is to players and the fanbase.

for the second time in four years, Auburn will fire a coach who led the Tigers to a BCS title game. If we can be the team to put the nail in the coffin, fill a syringe with that schadenfreude and inject it directly into my veins. What to do if we lose: Remember what I said about drinking until Monday?

Louisiana-Lafayette

WHO: WHEN: Nov. 19, TBA WHERE: Athens The Ragin’ Cajuns are this year’s sacrificial lamb the week before Georgia Tech. What to do if we lose: Stick your head in a boiling vat of gumbo.

Georgia Tech

(NERRRDDS!!!) WHO: WHEN: Nov. 26, TBA WHERE: Athens Georgia Tech really turned to garbage in a hurry. A 3-9 record from last season is proof that America has pretty much figured out Paul Johnson’s triple-option attack. I can think of no better way to end the regular season than the sight of Tech’s rushers going for two yards per carry against us before Johnson is canned. What to do if we lose: Although I don’t condone bullying, I’ll turn a blind eye if you shove a nerd into a locker just this once. f

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Fish and Fusion Bella Noche and Lighthouse Seafood, Reviewed By Hillary Brown food@flagpole.com FUSION: When you walk in the door of what seems to be an Italian restaurant in a small shopping center in Watkinsville, you may be a little confused to hear the Gipsy Kings’ cover of “Volare.” As it turns out, that choice makes a lot of sense, for Bella Noche (2061 Hog Mountain Road, 706310-4414) deals in a combination of Italian and Latin American cuisines. Replacing the former and much-loved Piccolo’s, next to Bell’s and across the parking lot from a Jazzercize location that’s still in business, it hasn’t changed the atmosphere a whole lot. Things are perhaps quieter than they used to be, but the tall, dark wood booths remain, and much of the menu is similar. A whole host of pasta dishes and Italian classics offer much that is familiar, but among the sides that come with many entrees are fried yuca, tostones and maduros (plantains both savory and sweet), and you can get a horchata to drink as easily as a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Some of the menu descriptions could use a little more upsell. Arancini (fried stuffed rice balls) are pretty tasty, but their characterization as “served in a pool of pink meat ragu sauce” isn’t going to win them a lot of positive attention. Ignore the lack of marketing and order away because the food is, on the whole, rather good. Bella Noche isn’t exactly fancy, despite its heavily curlicued sign, but it’s a decent bet for a casual date night, and you can certainly get a nice meal. Complimentary bread service feels like a luxury these days, and you will get a basket of hot rolls, plus olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping, delivered to your table speedily. Lunch specials during the week are a good deal, with a large plate of pasta and your choice of sauce for $8, including a cup of soup or a side salad.

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fish is a good addition, whether tilapia, catfish, mullet or flounder, although not everything is available every day. The wings could hardly be fresher, weighed out raw from the refrigerated case before being fried and sauced, and the hushpuppies are studded with corn. Lighthouse Seafood is open from noon–8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, noon–9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. You can place a call-ahead order at 706-850-5364. WHAT UP?: Terrapin’s annual charity chili cook-off is Sept. 9. Athens Land Trust will hold its annual Harvest Moon Dinner Sept. 17. Mississippi chef John Currence will sign copies of his new book at Avid Sept. 28. Stay up to date with all local food news by bookmarking the Grub Notes blog at flagpole.com. f

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ANTHROPOID (R) This historical drama from a little-known British filmmaker (Sean Ellis was an Oscar nominee, but for a live-action short film unseen by most moviegoers) reveals an obscure World War II operation that deserves wider recognition. In 1942, Czech operatives attempted to assassinate the third-highest ranking Nazi officer, Reinhard Heydrich, widely By Drew Wheeler movies@flagpole.com considered the chief architect of the Final Solution. Heydrich’s iron rule of occupied is the key ingredient. Mostly known as DON’T BREATHE (R) Don’t Breathe lives up to Czechoslovakia led to the deaths of thouAvatar’s extraordinary villain Colonel Miles its terrifying trailer that promises tons of sands. With the approval of the Czech govQuaritch, he is absolutely petrifying as the tension. A young trio specializing in breakmuscular, blind antagonist of Don’t Breathe; ernment in exile in London and the help of ing and entering homes via keys provided what little remains of the Czech resistance his blank eyes in the abject darkness of the by one member’s security-guard dad find (namely, Toby Jones’ Uncle Hajsky), two basement will haunt you. And he even has themselves at the (little) mercy of a blind men, Josef Gabcik (Cillian Murphy) and Jan franchise potential! Gulf War vet (Stephen Lang) who lost his Kubis (Jamie Dornan, 50 Shades daughter in a car accident caused of Grey’s Christian Grey), attempt by a wealthy young woman. Flush Don’t Breathe to do what no other Allied power with settlement money, the accomplished: successfully assasblind man is a perfect mark for sinate a high-ranking Nazi officer. Rocky (Jane Levy of Don’t Breathe Anthropoid’s near hour-long filmmaker Fede Alvarez’s morerecount of the preparation for the successful-than-not remake of attack is nowhere near as insanely Evil Dead), Alex (Dylan Minnette, intense as the attack and the Goosebumps) and Money (Daniel subsequent siege on the church Zovatto). However, the trio soon used as a hideout for the survivlearns their intended victim has ing conspirators. Little on screen some secrets he would prefer did this year has been as consistently not get out, and he is willing to intense for as long an amount of kill to keep them. time—maybe just the entirety of The tension of Don’t Breathe is Green Room. incredible, starting with the early Ssshhh! Be vewy quiet. I’m hunting wabbits. Powerful as Anthropoid is, one high of hiding in plain sight from can only imagine how much more informaWith its social context and Detroit as Lang’s blind man as he patrols the house tive and compelling a good doc about the an urban wasteland, Don’t Breathe achieves like Jaws and lasting through the umpoperation could be. The fake Czech accents the horror-cum-message movie that Wes teenth time he traps one of his would-be employed by the mostly British actors Craven intended The People Under the Stairs robbers. The ick factor surprisingly proved harder to understand than they to be. Pair with Netflix’s Hush for a full increases exponentially in one of the movwere necessary (think the narratively siminight of sensory-deprived horror, provided ie’s several exceptionally well-revealed—if lar Valkyrie), but that gripe is a tiny one to never wholly unexpected—twists. But Lang by two of 2016’s best scary movies. aim at this largely successful way into an untrod back alley of WWII.

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INDIGNATION (R) Longtime Ang Lee collaborator James Schamus (he wrote nine of Lee’s films, including The Ice Storm and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), makes his directorial debut with another attempt to adapt Philip Roth for the big screen. Indignation stars Percy Jackson himself, Logan Lerman, as Marcus Messner, a Jewish student matriculating at Ohio’s Winesburg College in 1951. There, Marcus, an avowed atheist, dates a beautiful, tragic blonde named Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon, Sadie from Hulu’s Stephen King adaptation “11.22.63”) and butts heads with conservative Christian administrator Dean Caudwell (Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts, in a showy role usually reserved for the big name needed to sell/promote a small prestige picture like this). A mid-film hospital stay for Marcus slows down what is otherwise an intriguing dramatic narrative anchored by Lerman’s most confident performance yet—and he was already pretty good in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and David Ayer’s Fury. His Marcus is intelligent and angry, though it is never quite clear why; he has it better than his peers fighting in the Korean War. Marcus’ obstinate nature can make him a difficult protagonist to sympathize with, especially considering where he ends up; Olivia, thanks to Gadon’s open fragility and cracked coolness, engenders the most fondness, though her problems are myriad. Indignation may be another peek at an over-analyzed time, seen again through a postmodern lens, yet it is a fresh-enough take on the decade to fool viewers into thinking this life has yet to be examined. f

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t’s been a little while since we last heard Divorce Party’s nine tracks ultimately allowed her to process everything that from folk-pop songstress and former transpired. To express those moments Athenian Ruby Kendrick. Over the of total bliss and utter resentment, course of two albums, Kendrick carved out an unmistakable identity in the Classic City Kendrick opted for a completely new as Ruby the Rabbitfoot, injecting her gentle palette of sounds that pick up where “Coffee & Honey� left off; the live yet catchy ballads with flairs of rollicking drums and twangy guitar of Ruby the Americana. By the time she left town, her Rabbitfoot’s past make way for beats songs and live show had developed the sort and synths this time around. of pleasant nuance that often goes over“I’m a songwriter first and forelooked and under-appreciated in a town fixated on finding the next best college-rock most, and I think in the past it’s been my nature to pick up the guitar,� says band. Kendrick. “But in my free time, I love Since the release of her last album, New pop music and rap music and R&B. as Dew, on Normaltown Records in 2014, So I had a heavier hand in the style I Kendrick has experienced her fair share of wanted this time.� creative growth. Before New as Dew was As Kendrick’s music changed, so even released, she shared the non-album did her process. “I believe all of these track “Coffee & Honey� and its accompanysongs started off with vocal melody. ing lo-fi music video; it was a misleading The lyrics and melody would then hint at the time, given the song’s slowinform the tempo, followed by the burning drum machine and wispy melody, beat; then it would be a matter of figbut evidence that the gears were already uring out the key and chord progressions,� turning and the songwriter was headed in a she says. new direction. To help bring her newfound sound and Touring behind the album commenced, vision to life, Kendrick enlisted Athens and Kendrick relocated to Los Angeles. producer Andy LeMaster, best known for While travel and a new setting can serve his work with artists as the inspirational like Bright Eyes and catalyst for an artist Having your heart broken Azure Ray. “It was fixated on continuous growth, another is something that humans primarily Andy and [me] off and on for development served all experience. a year,� she says. “I as the biggest influwould go home and ence on Kendrick’s recently released third album, Divorce Party: lay down my ideas and bring them to Andy, Andy would make edits, and I would take a breakup. his ideas and go from there. It was very “I want this to be a soundtrack for anyback and forth.� one going through a transition,� Kendrick Album opener “Beach Flowers� begins says. “Having your heart broken is somewith an ocean wave of a synth as Kendrick thing that humans all experience. It’s how declares, “I built you up into a castle in my you learn and how you grow.� brain/ And though it’s made of sand/ I like Written at various points during the making plans just the same.� As rolling course of the relationship, Kendrick says

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percussion pans from left to right and a simple bass line keeps the song grounded, she shares more: how she feels lonely, uncertain, let down. That makes way for a moment of self-empowerment in the chorus, as she belts, “I’m not afraid/ I’ve been torn to shreds, and I get up/ I do it again.� Kendrick’s creative reinvention isn’t limited to just her music. Look to the goth-tinged video for that same standout track, with its oceanside choreography and makeshift seance, to see all that Ruby the Rabbitfoot has to offer. The video’s director, Natalie Neal, who has screened at Sundance, is an integral collaborator with Kendrick, rounding out the visual presentation of her art. “It’s been terrific. I love working with Natalie,� Kendrick says. “I feel like I can really surrender and know that I’m going to love the finished product. She taught me how to take flattering photos

and ultimately feel comfortable in my body,� she adds. Through the hardship of moving on from a relationship, Kendrick has found new life and a new direction for her art. Now, she says, she’s happy. “Even though there’s this connotation of disruption and heartbreak, divorce parties have a celebratory energy,� she says. “Every person that we love teaches us, so when it’s time to part ways, I think it’s beautiful to appreciate everything we’ve gained from the experience.� f

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on bass and accordion. The track’s lively bounce is a nice respite from the rest of the record’s hard gallop, but it’s Novoselic’s only appearance, and Osborne isn’t shy in saying why he isn’t the best fit for the Melvins. Contrasting Novoselic with another player on the album—Steve McDonald of Off!, who is touring with the band—Osborne says, “Steve McDonald’s a real working bass player. Krist Novoselic just kinda does it now as basically a slight hobby.” Aside from Osborne’s feelings about Novoselic personally, this speaks more to his determination to keep the core Melvins

How appropriate, then, that it should bring the Melvins to town. The band, now in its fourth decade, has gotten creative with the lineup card of late. Basses Loaded, the group’s latest record, features a total of six different bassists across 12 tracks. If you’re keeping score at home, the players are Steve McDonald, Jared Warren, Dale Crover (who also plays drums), J.D. Pinkus, Trevor Dunn and Krist Novoselic. Singer and guitarist Buzz Osborne calls the band’s turn to free agency a “happy accident.” “We were recording as usual and then we realized as we were into it that we were going to end up with six different bass players,” he explains. “We decided to call it Basses Loaded, but we weren’t really writing it in terms of all bass-oriented songs. “We’ve taken some criticism from people that have said, ‘Well it doesn’t sound focused enough, because there’s so many bass players,’” Osborne continues. “Which is a total crock of shit,” he adds in disbelief. “That means if we’d had one bass player do all the songs on the record, it would be more cohesive? That’s insane.” Opening track “The Decay of Lying” kicks off a trio of bruisers, with Osborne’s ponderous guitar riffs taking the fore. Then comes a changeup: a rough-edged cover of the Beatles’ “I Want to Tell You.” It’s back to the heat after that, Crover’s drums supporting Osborne’s assault, but by the time we get to the closer, a twisted rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” the band has snuck in a few curveballs. One is “Maybe I Am Amused,” featuring former Nirvana member Novoselic

unit to himself and Crover, which goes back to the 2005 departure of bassist Kevin Rutmanis. “When we lost our bass player,” Osborne explains, “we said we were never going to be put in the position where we had to rely on any one person ever again.” It’s a practical matter as much as anything else. According to Osborne, the Melvins will play about 100 shows this year. While McDonald is a good fit, he says, “I’m way too gun shy to think there’s some all-encompassing guy for us.” As he puts it, “We’re an actual working band.” That mentality keeps Osborne from dwelling on the past. He’s quick to put this year’s vinyl reissue of the band’s ’90s output for Atlantic Records in perspective: “That was just one little tiny phase of our career.” He’s happier talking about Three Men and a Baby, a late-’90s collaboration with Mike Kunka that was resurrected and released this year. Still, it had been “a record that I’d completely put out of my mind.” For the Melvins, the main thing is resiliency. “If there’s one thing you can tell about a band like us,” Osborne says, “it’s that we’re survivors.” If frequent lineup changes are what it takes to keep the band going late in the season, so be it. “We will outlive almost anything that happens.” f

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eptember is here. The leaves are starting to turn, UGA’s football team has already started to temper fans’ expectations, and around the country, Major League Baseball teams have expanded their rosters. The so-called September call-ups raise the cap on eligible players from 25 to 40, and give managers eyeing a playoff run the chance to bring in new talent. These players won’t take on major roles, but will instead try to help the team any way they can. September is the month of the pinch hitter and the utility infielder, the spot starter and the lefty specialist.

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FOUR ON THE FLOOR: Jim Wilson (The TaxiCab Verses) has a new project underway named Los Cantares (translation: “the songs”). The group just released an EP of four songs it recorded in Joshua Tree, CA called Hecho en Joshua Tree. Although the band cites both Lou Reed and The Modern Lovers as influences, there’s basically none of the jittery claustrophobia of the former, nor the phony naïveté of the latter. There is a propulsive groove and rhythm throughout that nods to the Velvet Undergound but could just as easily nod to, say, The Doors. And, yeah, the vocals have a definite Jonathan Richman-style inflection about them. But that’s where it ends. The guitar work walks a fine line between spindly and fat-bottomed, which most players can’t really pull off. Mostly, this music sounds free and airy, much like the climate in which it was recorded. Check it out at loscantares.bandcamp.com and follow along at facebook. com/LosCantares. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: Muuy Biien has been quiet on the local scene for a while but will release its third LP, Age of Uncertainty, Oct. 28. It’ll come courtesy of Los Angeles label Autumn Tone, which was co-founded by Justin Gage, who created the influential music blog Aquarium Drunkard, and distribLos Cantares uted by punk powerhouse Epitaph Records. Other Athenians associated with the label include Bloodkin’s Daniel Hutchens and Futurebirds. Muuy Biien’s previous two full-lengths came out on Athens’ HHBTM Records, and you can dig through both of those and a couple of EPs over at muuybiien.bandcamp.com. BARELY THERE: Although he’s been across the globe this year with Athens band Mothers, musician Matthew Anderegg managed to squeeze out a new EP of songs under his Group Stretching moniker earlier this month. The foursong release is titled Wave Goodbye to Your Visitors. We previously heard from Group Stretching back in January via the single-song release “Rant Brittle.” Where that song made serious inroads into both earthy and atmospheric melodicism, including a patently 1960s-era swell just before the one-minute mark, this new EP barely makes such concessions. It’s not atonal, but it is asymmetrical, and the only track coming close to easy listening is the opener

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“Fork.” That immediately transitions into the Jandek-ian sparseness of “Broken Measures,” which segues into the signal-bent mash of “Base Solo” before winding up with an Ameri-indie take on Kraftwerk, “Our Dated Reference.” Wave Goodbye functions less as a standard record and more like an aural flipbook; it takes a few listens to grasp a discernible image, but it’s there, and you can see it for yourself at groupstretching.bandcamp.com. HOT DAMN: OK, feel free to lock me away in a sacred haunted tower with the sword of Damocles over my head after I admit this, but I had no idea that a cool heavy metal label, Unspeakable Axe Records, existed here in Athens. With a staggering 31 releases in its quiver, Unspeakable Axe started as an underlying label of Colorado’s Dark Descent Records in 2013 and is run by Eric Musall. The label’s most recent release is Immortalized in Suffering by Sewercide, and there’s two released planned for September (Pyrrhic by Voidspawn and a four-way split from Gatecreeper, Homewrecker, Outer Heaven and Scorched). Most everything falls within the parameters of death, thrash, crust and black metal, so if this sounds like anything you’re even remotely interested in, I can almost guarantee that once you visit unspeakableaxerecords.bandcamp.com you’ll get totally sucked in. See facebook.com/UnspeakableAxeRecords for more information.

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of Montreal: Innocence Reaches (Polyvinyl) “Am I on the verge of a really big breakthrough/ Or just another meltdown?” muses Kevin Barnes on “Gratuitous Abysses,” the third track on of Montreal’s latest offering. It’s a good question for the band, which has released 14 LPs in 20 years, to ask itself. Here, Barnes takes his cues from revamped rave culture, as opposed to artistic indie rock. Keen listeners won’t be surprised to learn that Davey Pierce and Nicolas Dobbratz, who comprise two-thirds of local electro group Yip Deceiver, rejoined of Montreal’s touring unit prior to making the record; traces of their skittering dance-pop are palpable throughout. On “It’s Different for Girls,” Barnes blends indie and EDM while waxing theoretical about gender over funk guitars and drum machines. Barnes is at his best when he harnesses those basic electronica tactics, as on opener “Let’s Relate”—another gender-centric electropop treatise—or “Trashed Exes,” both of which channel the midcareer freak-pop of Beck while making statements that are wholly nouveau. This is undoubtedly new territory for a band that has made a career of never lingering in the same sonic space for too long. So, is Innocence Reaches a big breakthrough or another meltdown? Most certainly. [Dan Mistich]

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Life’s Journey Reading Bob Ambrose Jr.’s Reflective Poetry By Jessica Smith arts@flagpole.com his memorial service. Later that summer, I started capturing thoughts and feelings in poetry and sharing with friends and family.” Encouraged by a friend, Ambrose read some of his poems at Athens Word of

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Tenderly personal yet immediately relatable, the sage poetry of local writer Bob Ambrose Jr. demonstrates a deep reverence for both the natural and spiritual worlds. His newly published collection of poems, Journey to Embarkation, gracefully navigates among life’s most blissful memories and challenging moments. Pulling inspiration from experiences throughout his 67 years, his poetry explores universal themes of loss, growth and remembrance. “I have had a happy life, nurtured by a close family, a belief in the sciences and faith in a progressive, spiritual Christianity,” says Ambrose. “There is a sweet melancholy in the passage of time, but what remains is a basic faith in the goodness of life. I hope that both moods are captured in this book, and that readers will discover similar feelings in the details of their own lives.” Though he enjoyed the works of classical poets such as Wordsworth, Frost and Yeats during his undergraduate studies, Ambrose’s personal venture into poetry came much later in life. From the time he entered graduate school to the time he retired from the Environmental Protection Agency in 2009, he led a busy life balancing his career, family and personal pursuits. It wasn’t until a lifechanging event—the passing of his father, whom he had been taking care of in his home—when Ambrose, overcome by emotion, found his own voice as a poet. “Two days later, while running in the early morning, verses about his life and death came pouring into my head, and I had to write,” says Ambrose. “A pastor friend, Wesley Stephens, read the resulting poem, ‘A Summer Morning’s Leave,’ at

Mouth, a monthly open-mic night at the Globe, for the first time in January 2011. It was here that he met the group’s late founder, Aralee Strange—to whom he dedicates one of his poems—along with a tight-knit community of unique voices who welcomed him in. “I believe that monthly participation in spoken-word poetry at the Globe has

helped me develop a more rhythmic and musical element to the poems in this book,” says Ambrose. In addition to the open mic, the aspiring poet began attending weekly workshops at Donderos’ Kitchen, where fellow writers such as Mark Bromberg, David Noah and David Oates gather to critique each other’s pieces. Over the past three years of attending these meetings, Ambrose pulled together a manuscript that would later become published as his poetry book. Within this time, Ambrose also attended monthly poetry salons hosted by Michelle Castleberry, which further provided invaluable fellowship and feedback for sharpening his expressions. Journey to Embarkation is divided into three sections, each reflecting on a different aspect of a life’s journey. Exploring the theme of departure, the first is a bittersweet collection of poems reminiscing on youthful memories and saying goodbye to loved ones. The section’s title poem, “A Farewell to Summer,” is a moving piece describing Ambrose’s mother’s final trip to the beach as she sets out to “go her way into autumn with the grace of summer, clutching lightly to the backs of tiny boys grown tall in the sunshine of her life.” Just as most adults must inevitably see their parents off to their final resting place, many must also relinquish control of the next generation as they leave the nest, a proud yet emotional moment relayed in “To Our Children Leaving Home.” Ambrose’s two main chapters of work are separated by “To Cross the Northern Tier,” a series of five poems that illustrate the solo cross-country bicycle trek of his neighbor Carol Myers. From Anacortes, WA all the way to Orr’s Island, ME, Ambrose followed along online as his friend chronicled her daily experiences through a blog. Presented in her voice, the poems demonstrate the talent of an imaginative and deeply empathetic writer capable of channeling the perspectives of others. The third and final section of Ambrose’s book travels around the world, preserving some of his strongest memories of people

and places within its pages. The collection of poems serves as an international passport of sorts, marking the arrivals and departures between a handful of destinations. During his career with the EPA, Ambrose often shared lectures, short courses or peer reviews with colleagues in countries like Egypt, Turkey and China. Along with other members of the Athens First United Methodist Church, he also went on mission trips to Costa Rica to assist in building homes for Nicaraguan refugees. Personal trips led him to visit family in California, Massachusetts and Vermont. The book takes its title from the final poem, which describes a midnight bus ride from Daejeon, South Korea, where Ambrose had been teaching, to the international airport in Incheon, where he would soon catch a flight out of the country. “That night journey in a ‘far country’ seemed like an apt metaphor for our lives,” he says. “Throughout our lives, we are in the process of departing, drifting, journeying, arriving. But we are also moving inexorably to our time of final leaving, our embarkation.” The final stanza concludes: My brothers, we are bodies becoming spirit, forever drifting mid-transit. We are always awaiting embarkation. We have always already arrived. The next chance to hear Ambrose read his poetry will be during Athens Word of Mouth on Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 8–11 p.m. at the Globe. The following week, he will be a featured writer at “Poetry and Nature: A Natural History Reading,” slated for Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 7–10 p.m. at the UGA Special Collections Library. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History and Athens Word of Mouth, the evening also includes readings by four-time Georgia Author of the Year Philip Lee Williams, Clela Reed and John Pickering. If those two opportunities pass you by, you can also catch Ambrose occasionally sharing poetry with the Nature Ramblers, a group of writers who meet at 8 a.m. on Thursday mornings at the State Botanical Garden. Journey to Embarkation is available locally at Avid Bookshop or online at Amazon and Parson’s Porch Books, the latter of which donations a portion of proceeds to charity. More of the author’s work can be found on his blog, Reflections in Poetry, at bobambrosejr-poetry.blogspot.com. f

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Spectra Opening Reception

Lamar Dodd School of Art · 6–8 p.m. · FREE! Named for the broad range of styles, themes and media displayed across the walls, “Spectra: Lamar Dodd School of Art Faculty Exhibition” demonstrates the variety of talent among the school’s instructors. All five gallery spaces will be filled with works by more than 30 artists representing all disciplines. In addition to Professorial Chair Paul Pfeiffer and new instructors Mike Calway-Fagen (sculpture) and Demi Thomloudis (jewelry), the lineup includes Diane Edison, Melissa Harshman, Alex Murawski, Michael Oliveri and Martijn van Wagtendonk. The galleries will host Art Talks: Dodd Faculty on Sept. 14, as well as a closing reception with experimental composer Ben Vida on Sept. 29. [Jessica Smith]

Tuesday 30 CLASSES: Swing Night (Dancefx) A one-hour lesson is followed by a two-hour dancing session. No experience or partner necessary. Every Tuesday. 8 p.m. $3–5. www. athensswingnight.com COMEDY: Nitro Comedy Show (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) Shaunak Godkhindi hosts a comedy show the last Tuesday of every month. 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com COMEDY: Tone Bell (The World Famous) Tone Bell has appeared in a Comedy Central special, as well as “The Flash” and “Key & Peele.” NYC comedian Rojo Perez and Athens’ Shaunak Godkhindi and Caroline Schmitt will open. 9 p.m. $5. www. facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

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Hot Corner Hip Hop

Caledonia Lounge · 10 p.m. · $6–8 Hot Corner Hip Hop moves from The World Famous to the larger Caledonia space for its fourth installment, reflecting the series’ word-of-mouth success so far. This week’s lineup is the most impressive yet, featuring Atlanta psychrap crew The Difference Machine and Savannah standout Dope Knife, as well as the local Space Dungeon collective, represented by Lingua Franca, Louie Larceny and WesdaRuler this time around. As always, the performances will be followed by an open-mic competition, which “emphasize[s] pure creative skill over take-downs aimed at fellow freestylers,” say organizers. If you haven’t witnessed this talent-filled town-gown crossover yet, do so Thursday. [Gabe Vodicka]

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! www.athensswingnight.com EVENTS: Real Food UGA: Join Our Table (UGA Ecology Building, Auditorium) Students and community members are invited to a potluck for food justice. Bring a dish and discuss bringing sustainable food to the university campus. 6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.realfoodchallenge. org EVENTS: Western Square Dancing (Buffalo’s Café) With Randy Ramsey. 7 p.m. www.buffalos.com

EVENTS: 5th Tuesday Tastings (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) This month’s theme is “Oregon Wine Country Road Trip.” 6 p.m. $20. 706-354-7901, www.heirloomathens.com EVENTS: Athens Swing Night (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) No previous dance experience or partner needed to attend. 8–11 p.m. FREE! www.athenswingnight.com EVENTS: UGArden Produce Stand (Athens Community Council on Aging) The student-run farm offers sustainably grown fruits and vegetables. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. www. ugarden.uga.edu FILM: GLOBES Reception & Athens PRIDE Spectrum Film Festival (Ciné Barcafé) GLOBES hosts its annual fall reception prior to a screening of Entre Nous (8

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Avid Bookshop · 6:30 p.m. · FREE! Rob Spillman’s Spotify playbook for his memoir, All Tomorrow’s Parties, includes the eccentric surrealist composer Erik Satie along with bands like the Sex Pistols. Parties chronicles Spillman, who’s also the editor of Tin House, as he searches to find his place in the world and the arts. His reading would be reason enough to head over to Thursday’s edition of New Town Revue at Avid Bookshop. Add Garrard Conley reading from Boy Erased, his memoir about growing up as the son of a Baptist preacher and being put into a gay conversion-therapy program, and the music of Erin Lovett of Four Eyes, and you’ve got one hot ticket. What costume will the poor girl wear? [Barbette Houser] p.m.), which will be introduced by Richard Neupert, professor of French Film Studies at UGA. A screening of Viva will follow. Part of Athens PRIDE Week. 6:30 p.m. www.athenspride.com GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) General trivia with host Caitlin Wilson. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-8508561 GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Nic every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706354-7289 GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) Compete in happy hour trivia hosted by James Majure. First place gets a $30 gift card. 6 p.m. FREE! www.therookandpawn. com GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Taqueria Tsunami, Downtown) Surf

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Hendershot’s Coffee Bar · 7:30 p.m. · $10–12 French-born, Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer Stephane Wrembel returns to Hendershot’s one year after he wowed a local crowd at the same spot. Wrembel, whose original music draws heavily on Django Reinhardt-esque gypsy jazz but also features classical and even psychedelic rock flavors, saw his profile rise after his work was featured in two Woody Allen films, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Midnight in Paris. His most recent full-length release, 2014’s Dreamers of Dreams, will be followed soon by a new collection, Live in India. Wrembel’s live show is unpredictable and full of energy, featuring his crack touring band: standup bassist Ari Forman-Cohen, guitarist Thor Jensen and drummer Nick Anderson. [GV]

the trivia wave every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! www.dirtysouthtrivia.com GAMES: Bingo (Ted’s Most Best) Win drinks, sweet treats and gift cards. Every Tuesday on the patio. 6 p.m. FREE! www.tedsmostbest.com GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2301 College Station Rd.) Every Tuesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/blindpigtavern GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (The Savory Spoon) Compete to win prizes. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-367-5721 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) Stories, songs, crafts and fun for preschoolaged children and their caregivers.

10 & 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee MEETINGS: Greenway Expansion Open House (Sexton’s house, 297 Cemetery St.) ACC Leisure Services and the Oconee Hill Cemetery Trustees host a drop-in forum regarding proposed plans for the expansion of the Greenway along the existing sanitary sewer line in the Oconee Hill Cemetery. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/ parkplanning PERFORMANCE: Faculty Recital (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) David Starkweather will give a cello recital. 8 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $12. www. pac.uga.edu THEATER: Uncanny Valley (UGA Fine Arts Building, Cellar Theatre) Set in the near future, a scientist k continued on next page

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THE CALENDAR! teaches a robot how to be a human and forges a complex friendship. Sept. 22–24 & 27–30, 8 p.m. Oct. 2, 2:30 p.m. $12 (w/ UGA ID), $16. www.drama.uga.edu

SHRED EVENT Saturday September 3rd, 2016 9 AM – 12 PM Georgia Square Mall Front Parking Lot

The Lindsay Group will provide secure destruction of your confidential and sensitive materials for FREE with their mobile shredding unit that destroys materials onsite under your supervision. The ACC Recycling Division will recycle the shreds. Area residents and small businesses can shred up to 2 boxes (size of a bankers box) of documents for free. Additional boxes can be shredded for a $5.00 fee per box, payable in CASH. New at this event: The Lindsay Group now offers hard drive destruction for $25.00 per hard drive. Cash Only. For more information, please call the ACC Recycling Division at (706) 613–3512 or visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/recycle

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Wednesday 31 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, leads a tour of “Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883-1950.” 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum. org CLASSES: Flower Arranging Unit 1 (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Upon completion of this five-unit series, participants will receive a Basic Design Certificate from the Garden Club of Georgia. Registration required. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $45. 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/ botgarden CLASSES: Career Coaching Seminar (ACC Library) Library staff and local professionals will cover topics like searching for a job, writing a resume, filling out applications and interviewing skills. All day. FREE! 706-613-3650 COMEDY: Gin and Jokes (Buffalo’s Café) Live comedy hosted by Ms. Gin. For ages 21 & up. 7 p.m. $5. 678-374-9848 EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and much more! Live music from Scott Baxendale. 4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net EVENTS: Who Let the Dogs Out (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Bring your dog and take a hike with the Center’s staff, who will cover trail etiquette. 4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706613-3615 EVENTS: Pure Barre Birthday (Pure Barre Athens) Pure Barre celebrates three years in Athens with class specials and cake. 6–8 p.m. $3. www.purebarre.com/ga-athens FILM: Spectrum Film Festival (Ciné Barcafé) Athens PRIDE hosts a screening of Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party. Part of Athens PRIDE Week. 8 p.m. www.athenspride.com GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920 GAMES: Movie Trivia (Kumquat Mae Bakery Café) Klon hosts movie trivia every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! www.kumquatmaebakery.com GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, Downtown and Broad St. locations) Every Wednesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ blindpigtavern GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Saucehouse Barbeque) Gather a team and compete. 8 p.m. saucehouse.com GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. grindhouseburgers.com GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 KIDSTUFF: Cosplay Tea Party (Oconee County Library) Come dressed as your favorite character

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and sip tea or lemonade as you snack on fancy treats. Includes games and prizes. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee MEETINGS: Lunch & Learn (Four Athens) Carli McDonald and Ori Epstein from HA&W will break down “Tax Credits for GA Startups.” Lunch is provided. RSVP. 11 a.m. www. fourathens.com/lunch-learn MEETINGS: Tech Happy Hour (The World Famous) Meet local entrepreneurs, tech talent and other fellow Athenians who are making cool stuff at this weekly Four Athens networking happy hour. 6 p.m. FREE! www. fourathens.com/happy-hour OUTDOORS: Athens Road Runners Trail Run (Sandy Creek Park) Meet in the main parking lot near the lake. The trail is approximately 6.5 miles long. 6 p.m. FREE! www.athensrr.org

Thursday 1 ART: Opening Reception (Lamar Dodd School of Art) “Spectra: Lamar Dodd School of Art Faculty Exhibition” features works by full and part-time faculty members of all disciplines. See Calendar Pick on p. 17. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu EVENTS: UGArden Produce Stand (Coile Middle School) The studentrun organic farm presents locally grown fruits and veggies. 4:15–6 p.m. www.ugarden.uga.edu GAMES: Music Trivia (Saucehouse Barbeque) Meet at the bar for a round of trivia. 8 p.m. FREE! www. facebook.com/saucehousebbq GAMES: Athens PRIDE: Gay Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) Followed by an after party. Part of Athens PRIDE Week. 7–10 p.m. www.athenspride.com GAMES: Duplicate Bridge (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Beginner and experienced players welcome. 7 p.m. ejstapler@ gmail.com GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q) Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. Every Thursday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8511 LECTURES & LIT: New Town Revue (Avid Bookshop) This installment will feature Rob Spillman, Garrard Conley and Four Eyes. See Calendar Pick on p. 17. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop. com 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. 5–6 p.m. FREE! batemabd@uga.edu MEETINGS: Oconee Rivers Audubon Society (UGA Ecology Building, Auditorium) The reception will feature a silent auction and refreshments. Afterwards, Dr. Maria Whitehead from The Nature Conservancy will give a talk on “A Safe Place to Land: Conservation of the Swallow-tailed Kite.” 6 p.m. (reception), 7 p.m. (meeting). FREE! www.oconeeriversaudubon.org OUTDOORS: Nature Ramblers (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group. 8 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden. uga.edu

Friday 2 EVENTS: Vape Olympics (Georgia Theatre) Vendors, trick and cloud competitions, and music by Breezy & Boyz, Pure Colors and a secret DJ. 6 p.m. $10–30. www.georgiatheatre.com EVENTS: Friday Night Paddles (Sandy Creek Park) Experience the moon over Lake Chapman as you paddle around in a canoe or kayak. For ages 18 & older. Pre-registration required. 8–10 p.m. $8–12. $8–12. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure EVENTS: Athens PRIDE Happy Hour (Sister Louisa’s Church) Celebrate Athens PRIDE Week with a drink or three. Mix and mingle before you take a disco nap and get ready for Dragaoke. 6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.athenspride. com KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (ACC Library) Join other 6–12 graders to watch your favorite anime series, draw, and experiment with origami designs. 4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650

Saturday 3 ART: Pottery Demonstration (OCAF, Watkinsville) Danielsville potter Will Langford demonstrates various pottery techniques. Part of the 14th annual “Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational.” 1–4 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com ART: Gallery Talks (OCAF, Watkinsville) Potter Michael Pitts leads a discussion covering pottery styles, clays, glazes, techniques and details of the current exhibition, “Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational.” 1 p.m. FREE! www. ocaf.com CLASSES: Crochet 1 Class (Revival Yarns) Get acquainted with the tools and craft of crochet. The class is free with the purchase of materials. RSVP. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-8501354, www.revivalyarnsathens.com EVENTS: West Broad Farmers Market (West Broad Market Garden) Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www. athenslandtrust.org EVENTS: Athens PRIDE Yoga (Rubber Soul Yoga) Stretch out your muscles so you can dance all night. Part of Athens PRIDE Week. 1–2:30 p.m. www.athenspride.com EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Oliver Jordan (8 a.m.) and Todd Lister (10 a.m.). 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net EVENTS: Beer, BBQ & Dawgs (Southern Brewing Company) Enjoy Classic City ‘cue and live music by Quig and the Boys. 2 p.m. $10. www.sobrewco.com KIDSTUFF: Nature’s Trading Post (Sandy Creek Nature Center) 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 KIDSTUFF: Athens PRIDE Youth Social (Mama’s Boy) LGBTQ and straight ally youth are welcome. Part of Athens PRIDE Week. 4–6 p.m. www.athenspride.com KIDSTUFF: Stuffed Animal Sleepover (Oconee County Library) All stuffed animals, dolls and action figures are invited to spend the night at the library. Bring one along to a pajama party for kids,


caregivers and stuffed animals on Saturday, then leave them overnight. Pick them up the next day and see photos of all the fun they had at the sleepover. 2 p.m. FREE! 706-7693950 OUTDOORS: Naturalist’s Walk (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Take a hike around the property in search of seasonal happenings. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and binoculars. 10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615 SPORTS: Athens Road Runners (The Bottleworks) Go on a three or six mile group run. Coffee afterwards. Meet in the parking lot behind Bottleworks on Prince Avenue. 7:15 a.m. FREE! www. athensrr.org

Sunday 4 EVENTS: Athens PRIDE Downtown Festival (Washington Street between Hull & Pulaski Streets) Live music by Riley hearts Olive (2 p.m.), Claire Campbell (2:30 p.m.), The Skipperdees (3:15 p.m.), The Other Band (4 p.m.), Fallow (5 p.m.) and Carla le Fever & The Rays (6 p.m.). Diva Under the Lights follows (7–9 p.m.) with over a dozen drag performances. 2–9 p.m. FREE! www.athenspride.com GAMES: Trivia Night (Buffalo’s Café) Alan’s Challenge. Every Sunday. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.buffalos.com/ athens GAMES: Labor Games Day (ACC Library) Athens for Everyone presents an afternoon at the intersection

GAMES: Magic the Gathering Draughts and Drafts (The Rook and Pawn) Each draft pod gets you a three-pack draft, a participation pack and prize packs for wins. 6 p.m. $15. www.therookandpawn.com GAMES: Dirty South Entertainment Trivia (Ovation 12) Hosted by Nic. Play for prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! www.dirtysouthtrivia.com GAMES: Duplicate Bridge (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Beginner and experienced players welcome. 1 p.m. $5. ejstapler@gmail.com GAMES: Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night. 8 p.m. FREE! www.grindhouseburgers.com

Tuesday 6 CLASSES: Water Smart Drought and Trees (Snipes Water Resource Center) A workshop on how to care for trees during times of drought. 12 p.m. FREE! www.thinkatthesink.com EVENTS: Western Square Dancing (Buffalo’s Café) See Tuesday listing for full description 7 p.m. www.buffalos.com EVENTS: Students 2 Startups (Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication) This event is designed to connect students with the Athens tech startup community. Refreshements provided. 4:30–6 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com FILM: “Atlanta” (40 Watt Club) The FX show is created by and stars

for full description 7 p.m. FREE! 706-367-5721 GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) See Tuesday listing for full description 6 p.m. FREE! www.therookandpawn.com KIDSTUFF: Let’s Talk About Books (ACC Library) Talk about what you’ve been reading and get suggestions. Ages 11 and up. 4:30 p.m FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens KIDSTUFF: Lego Club (Oconee County Library) Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based activities. Legos provided. Ages 3–10. 4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee KIDSTUFF: Pajama Story Time (Avid Bookshop) Author and illustrator John Agee will read from his book Lion Lessons. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee MEETINGS: Coffee Catch-Up (The Rook and Pawn) Network over coffee with local startup entrepreneurs and community supporters. Today features goLuna. 11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com

Wednesday 7 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Asen Kirin leads a tour of “Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects.” 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org COMEDY: Gin and Jokes (Buffalo’s Café) See Wednesday listing for full

“Peculiar People & Ordinary Objects,” currently on view at Earth Fare through September, features new works by Lisa Freeman. of games and social justice. Play the games Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives, Loud and Proud, and Corporate Shuffle. 2:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! athensforeveryone@ gmail.com GAMES: Netrunner Open Play (Tyche’s Games) All are welcome to join in. 12:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! www. tychesgames.com

Monday 5 EVENTS: Line Dancing with Ron Putman (Buffalo’s Café) For all skill levels. 6–8:30 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/buffaloscafeathens GAMES: Rock and Roll Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Get a team together and show off your extensive music knowledge! Hosted by Jonathan Thompson. 9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916

Donald Glover. The premiere watch party will have DJs and special guests. 9 p.m. FREE! www.40watt. com 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) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) See Tuesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! www. locosgrill.com GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/blindpigtavern GAMES: Bingo (Ted’s Most Best) Win drinks, sweet treats and gift cards. Every Tuesday on the patio. 6 p.m. FREE! www.tedsmostbest.com GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Taqueria Tsunami, Downtown) Surf the trivia wave every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! www.dirtysouthtrivia.com GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (The Savory Spoon) See Tuesday listing

description 7 p.m. $5. 678-374-9848 EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music from The Hobohemians. 4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) See Wednesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) See Wednesday listing for full description 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920 GAMES: Movie Trivia (Kumquat Mae Bakery Café) Klon hosts movie trivia every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! www.kumquatmaebakery.com GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Saucehouse Barbeque) Gather a team and compete. 8 p.m. saucehouse.com GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett

Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. grindhouseburgers.com GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, Downtown and Broad St. locations) Every Wednesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ blindpigtavern KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (Oconee County Library) This special storytime is for the youngest readers-to-be and their caregivers. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/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: Game with Us (ACC Library) Play video games or board games with other teens after school. Ages 11–18. 4:30 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org KIDSTUFF: Positivity Power Hour (Oconee County Library) Focus on happiness through art, crafts, games and snacks. Grades 6–12. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee LECTURES & LIT: Whisperin’ Bill Anderson (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) Anderson will read from his new autobiography published by the University of Georgia Press, Whisperin’ Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life in Country Music, and then play a few songs. A reception, exhibition and book signing will follow. 4 p.m. FREE! mlmiller@uga.edu LECTURES & LIT: Word of Mouth Poetry (The Globe) Open mic poetry readings. This month’s featured reader is Melisa CahnmannTaylor. Bob Ambrose, Jr. will also read from his new book, Journey to Embarkation. See Art Notes on p. 16. 8–11 p.m. FREE! www.facebook. com/athenswordofmouth MEETINGS: Tech Happy Hour (The World Famous) See Wednesday listing for full description 6 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com/happy-hour MEETINGS: Photo Sharegroup (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) The Photo Sharegroup meets at the Garden to share digital images of outdoor photography. Email for more information. 6:30 p.m. FREE! lpetroff@chartner.net, bc.akin@ charter.net

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THE CALENDAR! The Manhattan Café Loungy Tuesdays. 10 p.m. FREE! 706369-9767 DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning an all-vinyl set of classic deep soul, R&B and blues. Every Tuesday!

Wednesday 31 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. Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com JINX REMOVER Fronted by songwriter Kade Kahl, this local band plays driving, melodic indie rock. SMOKEY DEROECK Little Gold/Deep State member plays a solo set. WILLI CARLISLE Americana singersongwriter from Fayetteville, AR. JULIANNA MONEY New local singersongwriter.

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Lumpkin Street Station 10 p.m. www.facebook.com/ LumpkinStreetStation BREADFOOT Americana project from North Carolina. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso performs a solo set. The Office Lounge Athens Pride Chill Out. 8:30 p.m. 706546-0840 JACLYN STEELE & THE REVEREND Reverend Conner Tribble teams up with singer Jaclyn Steele for a night of music. 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.

Thursday 1 Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 DOYLE WILLIAMS & BRYAN RUCKER Members of local rock

The Foundry 6 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com REPENT AT LEISURE Celtic pub band playing “Irish rock,” including traditional, punk, modern and original Celtic music. BETWEEN NAYBORS Local trio playing a variety of folk-based music that ranges from ‘60s coffeehouse to Richard and Linda Thompson-esque duets to rhythmic, Tom Waits-y rants. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble. 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. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com AUSTIN DARNELL Local blues singer-songwriter and Darnell Boys member plays a solo set. CITY MOUSE Collaborative project between Atlanta songwriters Brian Revels and Michael Hudgins.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 DYNAMO Nashville-based instrumental fusion band. The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 STEVE SHIVER Athens-based singersongwriter. Your Pie 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Road location) LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs solo sets of funky Southern folk rock ‘n’ roll.

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passes classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop four-piece. CAPITAL ARMS Six-piece indie rock band from Atlanta. Go Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John “Dr. Fred” Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

Buffalo’s Café 7 p.m. $5. www.buffalos.com DEVIN DENNIS Teenage indiecountry artist from Atlanta.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv. JEFFERSON SHUTTLECRAFT A collection of Athens musicians playing the music of Paul Kantner.

Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com BURNS LIKE FIRE Stewed, screwed and tattooed punk band from Athens. THIRD SEASON Three-piece punk group from Atlanta.

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

Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 PSEUDO No info available.

Live Wire 7 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com ATHENS RISING This weekly openmic event features up to 10 artists with two song/10-minute performance slots. Sign up to win prizes! Locos Grill & Pub 6 p.m. 706-549-7700 (Timothy Rd. location) SALLY & THE SIX GRAND BAND Long-running dance band playing oldies, classic rock, blues, disco and some fun originals.

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Saturday 3 Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net OLIVER JORDAN Miami-raised, Georgia-based, Berklee-trained guitarist and songwriter. (8 a.m.) TODD LISTER Folky local singersongwriter. (10 a.m.) Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com THE TAJ MOTEL TRIO Georgiabased ska-punk group. FORSAKEN PROFITS Atlanta-based punk band. ASTRO PHANTOM Punk band from Cornelia. LINDA Athens-based pop-punk band featuring members of Deep State and Bathrooms.

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths. HELLO OCHO Energetic, Atlantabased indie rock band. GARY EDDY BAND Local singersongwriter Eddy is backed by members of New Madrid. RICHARD GUMBY Local psych-rock project led by Scott Crossman.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers’ keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs. On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com OLD SEA BRIGADE New, Atlantabased indie-folk band. LINDSAY JARMAN New local indie musician.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 7 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com W. FREEMAN LEVERETT Local guitarist and songwriter performing a selection of Bossa Nova hits.

Saucehouse Barbeque 7 p.m. FREE! www.saucehouse.com MUDDY WATER REVIVAL Athansbased country/Americana outfit.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com STRANGE DREAMS Goth- and postpunk-influenced band from Athens featuring former members of The Girl Pool. ECTOPROXY Goth and witch-house band from Atlanta. FLAMMPUNKT Atlanta-based industrial and electronic group.

The Foundry 5 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens. com KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 TUG New local noise-punk group. FISHMONGER New local punk group. PISS SHY Noisy, Atlanta-based punk band. MALEVICH New metal-hardcore group from Athens and Atlanta.

The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840 REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday! 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn.

The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www. thefoundryathens.com DEJA VU Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute group formed by veteran producer John Keane and featuring a supergroup of Athens musicians.

SunGhosts play Flicker Theatre & Bar on Thursday, Sept. 1. band The Norm play a strippeddown set. Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18–20). www. caledonialounge.com HOT CORNER HIP HOP Featuring locally grown beats and rhymes by The Difference Machine, Dope Knife and the Space Dungeon collective, with an open mic freestyle competition after the show. See Calendar Pick on p. 17. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com MOSAIC Indie-folk group from Athens. SUNGHOSTS Sun-drenched garagerock band from Miami, FL. RIGHTEOUS LOVE Atlanta-based post-rock band. FABULOUS BIRD Catchy, lo-fi indie rock with the character of old guitars and drums that’ve been collecting dust in a garage for years.

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HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey plays folky pop songs with romantic themes. This is a special duets set. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ lkshuffleclub QUIET COYOTE Athens trio playing heavy, blues-inflected garage-rock. FIVE SHOT JACK Southern gothic rock group from Alabama. MICHAEL MANN Singer of local rock band Radiolucent performs a solo set. Live Wire 10 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com TECROPOLIS Athens’ longest-running electronic dance music series. Lumpkin Street Station 10 p.m. www.facebook.com/ LumpkinStreetStation DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS Local rock band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

SWINGSET Melodic Atlanta-based punk rock trio. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com CHRISTOPHER WITHOUT HIS LIVER Songwriter Chris Ingham plays a set of acoustic folk-punk. LYDIA SERA Local artist and musician performs. 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $13. www.40watt.com OF MONTREAL Long-running local psych-pop group known for its outlandish stage presence. See Record Review on p. 15. RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Pop group led by Ruby Kendrick, a singer with a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics. See story on p. 12. The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens. com THE SPLITZ BAND This band’s impressively wide range encom-

Iron Factory 10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877 BATTLEFIELD COLLECTIVE Heartland bluegrass-inspired folk rock group. JB’s Smokin’ Pig Barbeque 6 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6116 LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs solo sets of funky Southern folk rock ‘n’ roll on guitar, bass drum, harmonica and vocals. Max 10 p.m. 706-286-0339 DRAGAOKE Celebrate and support Athens PRIDE with a fun-filled evening of karaoke. Hosted by Ms. Jaqueline Daniels. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $22 (adv.), $27 (door). www. georgiatheatre.com BELPHEGOR Supreme death-artmetal band. ORIGIN Contemporary death metal band with churning grooves and sharp hooks. ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Black metal band with touches of classic and thrash metal. KHAOTIKA A blend of occult rock, black and death metal riffs and classic metal harmonization. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock. DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays grunge- and shoegazeinspired rock. LESS WESTERN Shoegazey rock group from Raleigh, NC. SLANG Atlanta-based four-piece cabaret-rock band.


Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com LIVE JAZZ See Friday’s listing for full description 11 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge. com SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line! Little Kings Shuffle Club Wig Out Dance Party. 9 p.m. $5. www. athenspride.com BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. Throw on your best wig. Part of Athens PRIDE Week.

and experimental drone rock. See story on p. 13. HELMS ALEE Sludge-metal and noise rock band. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 7:30 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com STEPHANE WREMBEL Gypsy jazz guitarist from New York who penned original music for Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. See Calendar Pick on p. 17. 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

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com PINK MEXICO New York surf-punk band with a taste for drowned-out fuzz. HOT FUDGE Local project helmed by psychedelic guitar wizard Kris Deason. NOSEEUM Lush, shoegaze- and psych-inspired local indie rock band. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com PERIOD SIX Playing a unique blend of jazz standards featuring collective

The Foundry 6 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring Dodd Ferrelle, David Howard Coons, Joe Cat, Levi Lowrey, Josh Perkins, Tyrus J. Manning III and Betsy Franck. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers’ keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock tunes, singer-songwriter ballads, power-pop rockers, British Invasion classics, originals and TV theme songs.

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Monday 5 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door). www.40watt.com MELVINS An important forerunner in the genres of sludgy, heavy metal

riffs, covers and originals from this popular band. The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 UNPLUG & UNWIND A weekly “acoustic fam-jam” hosted by Joey Quiggins. The World Famous 9 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens HARLOT PARTY Dark, gentle, proginfluenced project. MATERIAL WORLD “Like watching paint dry, except in the natural world.” SMOKEFROG Local feedback/noise trio. DONG KANG Experimental trio with hints of avant-prog and jazz.

Tuesday 6 Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20). caledonialounge.com ZALE Young, classically trained singersongwriter leads her alt-rock band. NORTH BY NORTH Haunting vocals, crunchy keys, frantic guitar and catchy ghost-punk. THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based blues-rock five-piece. The Foundry 7 p.m. www.thefoundryathens.com TWO OF US Playing classic love songs. Featuring Kip Jones.

communication and soulful improvisation. 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!

Wednesday 7 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.

On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard’s low bass growl. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 FAT NEPTUNE Up-and-coming Athens psych-rock four-piece. DREAM CULTURE Jammy local psychedelic rock group. KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk duo. MAGNA CUM LORD Post-punk/ psych-rock band. Live Wire 7 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com ATHENS RISING See Wednesday’s listing for full description

Caledonia Lounge 8 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com NEWREALM Local Christian worship group with an honest, clean sound and cohesive instrumentals. ANDREW HUANG Member of local folk group Mosaic performs solo. ALEX YOUNG Frontman of Athens indie band Bridges plays a solo set.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his simple, plucked songs.

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Art Athens Voices (Athens, GA) The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Athens Voicesâ&#x20AC;? exhibition at The Dairy Barn in Athens, OH, is open to artists living in any Athens across the country. Deadline Sept. 15. www.dairybarn.org Exhibition Proposals (Lyndon House Arts Center) The center reviews proposals for future art exhibitions twice annually. Exhibitions can be by local, regional, national or international artists, exchange exhibitions from other states and countries, invitational or juried exhibitions, themed exhibitions or exhibitions of historical works owned by local collectors. Due date Sept. 20. www.athensclarkecounty.com/6657/ exhibition-proposal-form Lickskillet Artists Market (Lyndon House Arts Center) Currently accepting local artist vendor applications for a market on Oct. 22, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;40/booth. Deadline Sept. 19. lhartsfoundation @gmail.com, www.lyndonhousearts foundation.com Open Studio Membership (Lyndon House Arts Center) Local artists can now access studio facilities through a new open studio monthly membership program. Studios include ceramics, jewelry, painting, fiber, printmaking, photography and woodshop/sculpture studios. Up to 32 hours per week. $65/ month or $175/three months. www. athensclarkecounty.com/leisure â&#x20AC;&#x153;POE-toberâ&#x20AC;? Juried Art Exhibition (ACC Library) The NEA Big Read is sponsoring an exhibition of artwork inspired by the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Submit images via email. Prizes awarded. Deadline Sept. 11, 8 p.m. Exhibition on view throughout October. acc librarypoeartexhibition@gmail.com

Public Art for World Of Wonder (Southeast Clarke Park) The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is seeking proposals from professional artists for public art at the World of Wonder Park. Designs must be three-dimensional and interactive, but non-climbing. $32,000 all-inclusive budget. Deadline Oct. 2, 11:59 p.m. 706248-1604, info@athenscultural affairs.org, www.athensclarkecounty. com/parkplanning, www.athens culturalaffairs.org Sculpt Monroe (Monroe, GA) Sculpt Monroe, a partnership between the Monroe Art Guild and Downtown Development Authority, is seeking sculptures for an 18-month outdoor display at various locations downtown. All artists receive $800. Best in Show receives an additional $500. Deadline Aug. 31. Installation Nov. 1. www.monroedowntown.com/ sculptmonroe Statewide Art Competition (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Seeking student artwork to use on items in the gardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gift shop. Open to GA students in ninth grade or above. Winners can receive up to $1,000. Deadline Dec. 1. www.botgarden.uga.edu TV Gallery (Athens, GA) TV Gallery is a virtual gallery promoting contemporary art in the Southeast. Email high-resolution .jpegs to be featured through social media. tvartgallery@ gmail.com Transpectacle (The Tasting Room at Jittery Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roasting Company) Currently accepting art vendor applications for a multi-art event featuring art cars, a market, live painters, onsite installations, food by Preserve, performances by Cledus Jeremiah Jones, Casper and the Cookies, and Reverend Tribble and the Deacons. $40 by Sept. 1, $50 after. crispy printz.com/transpectacle

Classes Archery (Hunnicut Farm, Call for Address) Beginner courses, advanced clinics and a youth course are offered. 706-543-3150, www.nowherearchery.com Artist Workshops (KA Artist Shop) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Creative Journaling for Adults.â&#x20AC;? Sept. 6, 10:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. $45. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modern Calligraphy: Beginnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basics with Kristen Ashley.â&#x20AC;? Sept. 13, 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $40. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watercolor Painting for Beginners with Katherine Dunlap.â&#x20AC;? Sept. 12, 19, 26 & Oct. 3, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $80. www.kaartist.com Beginnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Line Dancing (Athens Community Council on Aging) Learn basic steps like the grapevine, triple step, cowboy cha cha and the lindy. Sept. 6, 13 & 20, 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. www.accaging.org Body, Mind & Spirit Classes (Body, Mind & Spirit) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Law of Attraction and Manifestation,â&#x20AC;? Tuesdays, 6 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mantras and Chants,â&#x20AC;? Wednesdays, 6 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Healing Circle,â&#x20AC;? Thursdays, 6 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bhagavad-Gita,â&#x20AC;? Saturdays, 3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024 Burlesque 101 (Center City Ballet and Movement Arts) A 10-week course for the burlesque-curious covering history, movements and styling. www.bumpandgrunge.org Citizenship Classes (ALCES) Prepare for the citizenship exam and interview through a series of 10 classes. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. $10. 706-549-5002 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. www.gooddirt.net

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Engagementâ&#x20AC;? by Robert Clements is included in â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Twelve-Year Retrospectiveâ&#x20AC;? at Athens Academy, currently on view through September. The exhibition features works by many of the 300 or so artists who have shared works over the years. Fall Art Classes (Lyndon House Arts Center) An array of classes for all ages and skill levels. View website for course descriptions. athensclarkecounty.com/leisure Fitness Classes (834 Prince Ave.) Sangha Yoga Studio offers yoga, pilates, belly dance and tai chi classes for all levels. healingarts.net Functional Flexibility Clinics (AKF Athens Martial Arts) Clinics focus on balance in motion on Sept. 10 and core training on Oct. 15. $40â&#x20AC;&#x201C;50/session. $80â&#x20AC;&#x201C;100/family. 706-353-7743, www.akf-athens. doodlekit.com Gypsy Bellydance (Center City Ballet Studio) Learn authentic bellydance and Rajasthani dance. Twelveweek series. First class free, $60/ six classes. uskudaramusicdance@ gmail.com Martial Arts Classes (Live Oak Martial Arts, Bogart) Traditional and modern-style Taekwondo, Jodo, self-defense, grappling and weapons classes for all ages. www.liveoak martialarts.com OCAF Art Classes (OCAF, Watkinsville) â&#x20AC;&#x153;If You Can Hold a Pen, Pencil or Crayon, You Can Cartoon.â&#x20AC;? Saturdays, Sept. 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;24, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. $110. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Portrait Drawing with Abner Cope.â&#x20AC;? Wednesdays, Sept. 14â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct. 26, 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $170. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pet Portrait in Clay with Jean Westmacott.â&#x20AC;? Wednesdays, Sept. 28â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct. 26, 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $170. www.ocaf.com PALS Institute (PALS Institute) The PALS Institute provides training

in GED preparation, literacy, EFL, business and computer skills to women. 706-548-0000 Quilting Classes (Crooked Pine Quilts) Amanda Whitsel offers classes in quilting and sewing for all levels and ages. 706-318-2334, crookedpinefarm.blogspot.com Scar Correction & Tattoo Removal (Midnight Iguana) Ron Hendon presents a scar correction and tattoo removal training classes. Sept. 25â&#x20AC;&#x201C;28, 8:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. 706-255-5897 Spanish Classes (ALCES) ALCES offers beginner and intermediate classes in Spanish. $75 per month, plus materials. 706-549-5002, susan.wilson1998@gmail.com Traditional Karate Training (Athens Yoshukai Karate) Learn traditional Yoshukai karate in a positive atmosphere. Classes held Sundaysâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Wednesdays. FREE! www.athensy.com Word Magic (ACC Library) Local writer David Oates leads a threeweek workshop for aspiring poets. Sept. 3, 10 & 17, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

Help Out PALS Volunteers Needed (PALS Institute) Women of the World is seeking volunteers to mentor young adult women in earning a GED. Spanish speakers needed. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. womentotheworld.org

Kidstuff Sportstime (Multiple Locations) Players will be introduced to basketball, football, golf, kickball, lacrosse, soccer and more. Ages 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4. Mondays, Sept. 19â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct. 17, 4:45â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5:30 p.m. at Bishop Park. Tuesdays, Sept. 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct. 18 at Southeast Clarke Park. athensclarke county.com/leisure The Heroines Club (1161 Long Rd.) A monthly mother-daughter empowerment circle based on the sharing of real-life heroines and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. $25. www.the motherdaughternest.com

Support Groups Adoptee Support and Encouragement (Oasis Counseling Center) Group meetings are held for teens ages 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;17. Sept. 15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Nov. 6. 706-543-3522 Alanon (540 Prince Ave.) Alanon: a 12-step recovery program for those affected by someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drinking. Noon and evening meetings. FREE! www.ga-al-anon.org Caregiversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Support Group (Tuckston United Methodist Church) Find support with other caregivers. 706-850-7272 Caring for Caregivers (St. Gregoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church) An ongoing support group for people caring for a loved one. www.cedar creekwellness.org


Life After Diagnosis (Oasis Counseling Center) An ongoing support group aimed at helping those with chronic or life-threatening diseases. Tuesdays, 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5:30 p.m. 706-543-3522, www.oasis counselingcenter.com Project Safe (Athens, GA) Meetings for Athena, a skillsbased group covering relationship topics, are held every Thursday, 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1:30 p.m. Meetings for the New Beginnings Support Group are held every Monday, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., with a dinner on the last Monday of the month. 24-hour crisis hotline: 706543-3331. Teen texting line: 706765-8019. www.project-safe.org The Legacy Circle: A Monthly Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Empowerment Journey (The Mother-Daughter Nest) Practice the art of sacred selfcare and support your own personal growth. First Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. $15. www.themother daughternest.com

On The Street ALT Multi-Farm CSA (Athens, GA) Athens Land Trustâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Multi-Farm CSA provides organic and certified naturally grown vegetables and fruits to Athens area communities. It is currently accepting members for spring. Sept. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Nov. 23. 706-613-01222, www.athenslandtrust.org Athens PĂŠtanque Club (Outside of 1000 Faces Coffee) Play a friendly game of Petanque with Le Boule Dawgs at the PĂŠtanque terrain. Email for next game. athenspetanqueclub @gmail.com, athenspetanqueclub. wix.com/play Athens Street Hockey (YMCA, Hockey Rink) All skill levels. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. athensfloorhockey@gmail.com Bike Clinic (1075 W. Broad St.) Learn how to repair your bike with advice from experts. Thursdays, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $10. bikeathens.com

art around town A. LAFERA SALON (2440 W. Broad St.) Artwork by Cecel Alle. AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Flora and fauna on Perspex by Ella Salt. Through September. 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 Bertelsmann Lobby Gallery, pieces by graduates of the UGA Continuing Education Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s photography class is displayed alongside ceramics by Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation members. Through September. â&#x20AC;˘ On view in the Myers Gallery â&#x20AC;&#x153;A TwelveYear Retrospectiveâ&#x20AC;? shows works by some of the 300 artists who have displayed at the school in the past. Through Oct. 28. â&#x20AC;˘ In the Harrison Center Foyer Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seven Elements of Artâ&#x20AC;? features sculptural works by Lawrence Steuck, Leonard Piha and Lorraine Thompson. ATHENS ART AND FRAME (1021 Parkway Blvd.) Silk paintings by Margaret Agner. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watered Down: Under the Influence of John Watersâ&#x20AC;? celebrates the cult film director through works in all media. Through Sept. 18. 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.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Practice Practice Practice: Landscape Architects at Work.â&#x20AC;? Through September. CITY OF WATKINSVILLE (Downtown Watkinsville) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Public Art Watkinsville: A Pop-up Sculpture Exhibitâ&#x20AC;? consists of sculptures placed in prominent locations around downtown. Artists include Benjamin Lock, William Massey, Stan Mullins, Robert Clements and Joni Younkins-Herzog. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artscape Oconee: The Monuments of Artlandâ&#x20AC;? features eight newly commissioned art panels and six refurbished panels of paintings. THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) In Classic Gallery I, â&#x20AC;&#x153;High Contrastâ&#x20AC;? features bold, black-and-white works by Timothy D. Hubbard, Kyle Kizzah, Jon Vogt and Eileen Wallace. â&#x20AC;˘ In Classic Gallery II, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A-Townâ&#x20AC;? showcases works examining Athens architecture by Lewis Bartlett, Robert Brussack, Dortha Jacobson and Jacob Wenzka. Through October. CRAFT PUBLIC HOUSE (1040 Gaines School Rd.) Drawings and paintings by Mina Kim. Through Sept. 1. CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) Illustrations and prints by Bryn Rouse. Through Sept. 10. DONDEROSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Paintings and collages by Charley Seagraves. Through September. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peculiar People & Ordinary Objectsâ&#x20AC;? features new assemblages by Lisa Freeman. Through September. FARMINGTON DEPOT GALLERY (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 14 artists, the gallery exhibits paintings, sculpture, folk art, ceramics and fine furniture. Permanent collection artists include Matt Alston, John Cleaveland, Peter Loose, Michael Pierce, Dan Smith, Cheri Wranosky and more. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Lea Purvis. Through September. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spotlightâ&#x20AC;? features artwork by Judith McWillie, Teresa Cole and Pete Schulte. Through Sept. 15. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) In the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twists and Turns: Sculptures by Alice Aycockâ&#x20AC;? includes two sculptures, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Waltzing Matildaâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twin Vortexes.â&#x20AC;? Through Sept. 4. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Recent: Acquisitionsâ&#x20AC;? includes over two dozen works of art in a variety of media: works on paper, decorative arts, works on canvas and a neon light sculpture. Through Oct. 9. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gifts and Prayers. The Romanovs and Their Subjects.â&#x20AC;? Sept. 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;December. GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Jamey Grimesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Northern Lightsinspired â&#x20AC;&#x153;Auroraâ&#x20AC;? is an installation illuminated by natural light during the day and a color-based lighting cycle at night. Through September. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Photos by Matthew Mach. Through Sept. 11.

Boo-le-Bark on the Boulevard (The Tasting Room at Jittery Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roasting Company) The Boulevard Neighborhood Association are accepting sponsorships for Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first costume dog parade on Oct. 16, 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. Sponsorship levels, $25â&#x20AC;&#x201C;250. The parade benefits Athenspets, Inc. www.barkonboulevard.com Cause + Effect (Athens, GA) Seeking short films focused on social, political, environmental or economic issues facing Georgia. Winners receive a $1000 prize. Submissions accepted through Oct. 2. Winners will be screened at CinĂŠ in November. FREE! www.causeand effectfilm.org Fall Programs (Athens, GA) Find information about art exhibits, classes, performances, sports, fitness programs, holiday events and other activities for adults and children in the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fall

program guide. www.athensclarke county.com/leisure Local School Governance Teams (Athens, GA) The Clarke County School District is seeking community members, parents and teachers to serve on teams that will represent each school and give input to the CCSD. Deadline to apply is Sept. 30. clarke.k12.ga.us/charter Roller Derby Boot Camp (Fun Galaxy) Skaters interested in waging war on wheels with the Classic City Rollergirls can attend boot camp. Sept. 19 & 21, 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. info@classic cityrollergirls.com The Classic City Fringe Festival (Athens, GA) The Classic City Fringe Festival is seeking performers in theater, dance, performance art, puppetry, improv, comedy and more. Deadline Aug. 31. Festival Oct. 27â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30. classiccityfringefest@ gmail.com, www.classiccityfringe festival.com f

HEIRLOOM CAFĂ&#x2030; (815 N. Chase St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rocks and Waterâ&#x20AC;? is a series of watercolor and oil paintings by Susie Burch. Reception Sept. 14. Currently on view through September. HENDERSHOTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Citrine Visualsâ&#x20AC;? by Antoine Stewart. Through September. HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) New paintings and collages by Logan Shirah. Through September. LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spectra: Lamar Dodd School of Art Faculty Exhibitionâ&#x20AC;? includes works by Benjamin Britton, Marni Shindelman, Jon Swindler and other instructors. Opening reception Sept. 1. Through Sept. 29. LOWERY IMAGING GALLERY (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Danielsville) The gallery features paper and canvas giclee prints by Athens artists as well as artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; renderings of Athens. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Textiles: The Sense of Touch,â&#x20AC;? curated by UGA professor Jennifer Crenshaw, shows textile work by Tanya Aguiniga, Erin Geagon, Johanna Norry, Courtney McCracken and Zipporah Johnson. Reception Sept. 8. Currently on view through Oct. 8. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Abandoned Rural Americaâ&#x20AC;? is a group exhibition of 30 artists who address changing landscapes and the transition of family farms. Reception Sept. 8. Currently on view through Oct. 20. â&#x20AC;˘ In the Lounge Gallery, view a solo show by emerging artist Jon Vogt, who creates optical and digital printed works that often vibrate. Sept. 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Nov. 10. MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 GA-98, Danielsville) Metal art by Paul Bendzunas. Through September. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Artwork by Mary Rugg. Through September. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitationalâ&#x20AC;? is one of the largest pottery events in the region and displays 7500 works. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Participating Potters: 2016â&#x20AC;? exhibits two works by each of 50 Georgia potters. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Ceramic Mastersâ&#x20AC;? includes well-known artists such as Peter Voulkos. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Atomic Clayâ&#x20AC;? features clay robots by Michael Klapthor. Through Sep. 14. RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keep Your Seats Everyoneâ&#x20AC;Ś The Redcoats are Coming!â&#x20AC;? is an exhibition of photographs, uniforms, sheet music and more memorabilia related to the UGA Redcoat Marching Band. Through Dec. 23. â&#x20AC;˘ The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whisperinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Billâ&#x20AC;? exhibit features a guitar, boots, sheet music, poster and a prized â&#x20AC;&#x153;nudie suitâ&#x20AC;? by the legendary country musician. Sept. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;December. STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;300 Seasons: A Colorful Journeyâ&#x20AC;? is a new collection of impressionistic landscapes and floral paintings by Judy Bolton Jarrett. Through Oct. 9. THE SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St.) Painted quilts by Margaret Agner. Through Sept. 16. 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. TERRAPIN BEER CO. (265 Newton Bridge Rd.) Tifton artists Melissa Lee of Tenth Muse Studio, Kathleen Hilliard of KatHil Designs and Ridley Fleming Baird of Grateful Beads Jewelry join their childhood art teacher Mary Ann Cox. Reception Sept. 11. Currently on view through September. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) The Women of Watercolor present an exhibit of wide-ranging subjects, styles and interpretations of the world around them. Through September. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) Artwork by Titus Childers. Opening reception Sept. 1. Through September. WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Susan Pelhamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collages are influenced by Surrealism and Magic Realism. Through October. WINTERVILLE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CULTURE (371 N. Church St., Winterville) Artwork by Forrest Neely, Kate Blane, Dortha Jacobson, Madison Binkley and Lisa Storey. THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Permanent artists include RA Miller, Chris Hubbard, Travis Craig, Michelle Fontaine, Dan Smith, Greg Stone and more. â&#x20AC;˘ Will Eskridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deep Blue Wavesâ&#x20AC;? is a series of cyanotype solargrams depicting sea creatures assembled from plant life. Through Oct. 1.

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Eastside Offices For Lease 1060 Gaines School Rd. 1325 sf. $1400/mo. 1200 sf. $1000/mo. 706-2022246. Paint Artist Studio Avail. at Chase Park-Historic Boulevard. Artistic Community, 160 Tracy St. Rent: 400sf, $200/ mo. or 300sf, $150/mo. Call Marianne Palmer 706-202-2246. Small offices/ creative studios. Very comfortable, beautiful w/ incredible lease terms. Off College Ave., walking distance to UGA. 160225sf $350–400/mo., 3–6 mo. Try-it-out leases are avail. 706-614-3557.

Condos for Rent Just reduced! Investor’s West-side condo. 2 B R / 2 B A , F P, 1 5 0 0 sf., great investment, lease 12 mos. at $625/ mo. Price in $50s. For more info, call McWaters Realty: 706-353-2700 or 706-540-1529.

Houses for Rent 5 Mins. walk to Med. School. Normal Town. 2BR/1BA. House for rent. HWflrs. CHAC, W/D, fenced yard. Pets OK. Avail. Sept. 1. Yearly Lease $1150 per mo. debjameson@sky.com. 706-608-4030. Flagpole will be closed on Mon, 9/5 for Labor Day. Get your classified in before the early deadline! Fri, 9/2, 11 a.m. class@flagpole. com, 706-549-0301. Nice, quiet neighborhood 3BR/1.5BA. W/D connection. Storage room area near carport, attic, large backyard, front porch. $750/mo. plus security dep. No pets. Avail. now. 706308-0532.

Houses for Sale Call Daniel Peiken if you are looking to buy or sell a house or condo. Specializing with first time home buyers and in-town properties w/ over 15 years of Real Estate experience in Athens, GA. 706296-2941, Daniel@ AthensHome.com, www. AthensHome.com. Borders! Pictures! Many categories to satisfy your classified ad needs with the best rates in town. Flagpole Classifieds helps you keep your ear to the ground!

Land for Sale In-town Residential Lot For Sale by Owner: 0.98 acre+/–. School zones: Chase St. Elementary, Clarke Middle, Clarke Central. $89,500 OBO. Open bid sale: Sun, Sept. 11. More info: www. BirdsAndSnakes.com.

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Bundy baritone saxophone for sale. Looks fair, plays great. $700. 706-797-3787.

Peachy Green Clean Co-op, your local friendly Green Clean! Free estimates w/ rates as low as $29. 706248-4601, peachygreen cleancoop.com.

K o r g Tr i n i t y P r o Workstation keyboard in great studio condition! Includes all original software, manuals, live recording add-on hardware and SKB hardshell case. $475. Call 706-254-2244. Nuçi’s Space needs your old instruments & music gear! All donations are tax-deductible. Call 706-227-1515 or come by Nuçi’s Space, 396 Oconee St.

Instruction

Antiques

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

A r c h i p e l a g o Antiques: The best of past trends in design and art! 1676 S. Lumpkin St. Open daily 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. 706354-4297.

Subscribe today and have your weekly Flagpole sent to you! $40 for 6 months, $70 for a year! Call 7065 4 9 - 0 3 0 1 for more information.

Businesses

UGA Community Music School. Group and private instruction avail. for students 18 mos. through adult seniors! Private instruction in popular and classical styles. ugacms.uga.edu, ugacms@uga.edu, 706542-2894.

For Sale

S t re e t s C a f e , L o c a l A t h e n s F o o d Tr u c k . Sale includes fully equipped food truck. Clarke County health department approved. Financing avail. More info and 30+ photos: ro a m i n g h u n g e r. c o m / market_trucks/buy. Ryan: 706-540-2134.

Furniture

New pillow top mattress sets in plastic! Queens $200 and Kings $300. Can deliver: 706-347-4814.

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

She said, “My house is a wreck.” I said, “ T h a t ’s w h a t I d o ! ” House cleaning, help w/ organizing, pet mess. Local, Independent and Earth Friendly. Text or call Nick for a quote 706-851-9087.

Jobs Full-time Wok’s Up is hiring FT and PT– all positions. L o o k i n g f o r h a rd working people w/ great attitudes. Apply by sending your application to: woksupgeorgia@ yahoo.com or call: 229-347-6326. Big City Bread Cafe is now accepting applications for line cooks. Experience preferred. Please appy in person. Flagpole Classifeds are like your best friend! Dog Daycare A t t e n d a n t positionsnow avail. at Pawtropolis. Looking for confident, outgoing, happy people who can keep a smile even while being peed on. Lots of hard work balanced out w/ lots of interactions with super cool dogs. 4–5 shifts a week and looking for someone that wants to be w/ us for a =while. Visit the “Now Hiring” page of www. pawtropolis.com to get the details on how to apply.


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Do you have a passion for hair? Republic Salon in DT Athens is looking for an assistant/apprentice for the #1 stylist in Athens. Experience or a license preferred. Mon–Fri. 40+ hrs/wk. Please apply in person. No phone calls! Help wanted in back of house. Apply in person at George’s Lowcountry. FT and PT positions available. 2095 S. Milledge Ave. Swimming pool service company needs FT help. Experience preferred but not req. Must have work references and valid driver’s license. Fax resumes: 706850-5253, email: poolservicesathens@ gmail.com.

Opportunities AthFest Educates seeks volunteers for all aspects of AthHalf Half Marathon and the AthHalf Health Expo, Oct. 8 & 9. Sign up online: athhalf.com.

Part-time Groove Burgers is hiring FOH and BOH positions. Looking for positive people w/ the passion for food. Apply online: grooveburgers. com, send your application to: info@ grooveburgers.com or call: 762-499-5699.

Hotel Indigo is interested in vibrant i n d i v i d u a l s t h a t a re looking for a challenging and rewarding PT c a re e r i n t h e h o t e l operations departments of housekeeping and maintenance. Please direct any questions and resumes to Hayley Warren: hayley@ indigoathens.com. Applications are also avail. online: indigoathens.com. Line/Prep Cooks Needed.The Georgia Center has several positions avail. 20–40 hrs./week. Pay DOE/ Minimum 3 years in full service restaurant. Email resumes to robh@uga. edu. Local restaurant looking for reliable, positive, team players to work counter, cook and assist in various other duties. Competitive pay. Send resume to medigrillatl@ gmail.com Flagpole Classifieds are just what you are looking for! Now hiring experienced cooks and drivers at Locos Grill & Pub, 2020 Timothy Rd. Drivers should have clean driving record. Apply in person between 2–4p.m. PT File Clerk needed for downtown law firm. Copying, filing, running errands, answering phone. Some computer skills required. E-mail resume to edwards.j@ swm-lawyers.com. The UGA Hotel and Conference Center is looking f o r t e m p o r a r y, PT Houseman. E x p e r i e n c e preferred. Req. 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. Apply at www. ugajobsearch.com, create online account and application then search job posting # 20161238 (Temporary labor pool – staff no benefits). Posting will describe in detail the summary of duties and physical demands.

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: www. ugajobsearch.com, 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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Autos

Lost and Found

1995 White truck, GMC Sonoma. 195k miles. 5 speed, 4 cylinder. Twodoor. Good condition, runs great. $1500 OBO. Tommy: (706) 201-1012.

Lost animals a n d i t e m sc a n b e found w/ Flagpole classifieds! Post a free listing for lost and found pets, valuable items or items w/ sentimental value. Email: class@flagpole.com.

Borders! Pictures! Many categories to satisfy your classified ad needs with the best rates in town. Flagpole Classifieds helps you keep your ear to the ground! 2014 Fiat Abarth convertible. Black. 5 speed. 22k miles. Perfect. Clean car fax. Title in hand. 2 keys. Manuals and service records. $12,900 firm for quick sale. 706-8508167.

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Wa l k , b i k e , b u s , 2015 Vespa Sprint 150. or drive to work... ABS, 490 miles, white, and get paid to wind screen, low profile type! SBSA is a tur n signals. $4299. financial transcription Save over $400 in sales company offering PT taxes. 404-903-3376. positions, unbeatable Flagpole Classifieds are scheduling flexibility, awesome! and competitive p ro d u c t i o n - b a s e d p a y. C u r r e n t l y seeking those w/ strong touch-typing Elder Tree and English grammar/ Farms comprehension skills BACKYARD  for our office on S. CHICKEN RENTAL Milledge Ave. We in Athens. Everything you need to get fresh eggs daily are located close to in your backyard - 2 hens, campus and are on moveable coop, feeder, & multiple bus routes. water container. Available for Learn more and apply 4 week intervals. Sign up now! www.eldertreefarm.com at www.sbsath.com.

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Should I Reconnect With My Epic Ex? Advice for Athens’ Loose and Lovelorn By Bonita Applebum advice@flagpole.com Hi Bonita, I’m in my last semester of grad school here, and this one’s already proving to be the toughest ever. Not because of schoolwork or practicum or my assistantship—of course, it’s always guys! Basically, I feel like I’m being haunted by two of my most epic exes. I split up with both of these guys years ago, but it’s like I can’t escape their new lives. Social media is a real bummer, because I can see our old friends hanging out with them and their new loves, and having the times of their lives. One is married now, but what really stinks is finding out that the other one works in the building where I’m doing my assistantship. I knew he started working on campus, but I didn’t think I’d end up seeing him four times a week. It’s SO HARD having to see him so often. We don’t work on the same floor or anything, but I occasionally get a peek of him around the building and the grounds. I’ve also been known to go to the coffee stand nearby, because I know he stops there every morning before work, and

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But you’ve already done that, hopefully, if you broke up with this guy years ago. I’m tempted to tell you to give it another shot with this guy—to reach out and make your amends, and then see where it can go—but there are a few things in your email that kinda worry me. First, you say you feel “haunted” by the memory of your exes, and this ex in particular, but what you describe are situations where you purposely seek out information about people you’ve broken up with. Stumbling across a photo on Facebook is one thing, but “snooping” to see whom someone is dating is another. I think you can work harder to really let go of those old relationships and live your own life. Trust me, it’s much better for you than staring at your ex’s wedding photos and wondering what could have been. Second, you should go get coffee whenever you want coffee. You shouldn’t loiter near a campus coffee kiosk while your ex gets his macchiato. It’s innocent, but it feels creepy, and you

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it’s just torture. I’ve done some snooping, and I know he’s got an active dating life, but I’m pretty sure he’s single right now. The years have been kind to him, he’s on a career path, and it all just feels like the perfect storm. I’m very eager to reach out and see if we can reconnect, but our breakup was terrible. So bad that I’m pretty sure it’s the reason he hasn’t said much more than “hello” to me in the past week. So I’m thinking I should reach out to him and ask for closure, with the intention of trying to spin it into a second chance. Is that dirty? Is it all so far in the past that I shouldn’t even bother? Sure, the breakup was bad, but we had some really good times, and I seriously thought I’d never see this guy again. I feel like this is my chance, but I’m nervous to take the risk. Second Time’s a Charm Second Time, Most of the time, I feel that moving on is the best thing we can do. It saves us tons of heartache and dignity when we decide to let a ship sail and catch a better one instead.

should think about that behavior more critically. And lastly, curt conversation with an old friend or lover is indicative of hard feelings, so tread lightly. In the end, I’d still recommend that you reach out to this guy, but to actually get closure. The breakup was messy, and he’s barely talking to you years later, so signs point to him not remembering you very fondly. You clearly still have feelings for this guy, so it’s evident to me that you both have stuff you need to say to each other. Let him speak first, and be forthcoming with any apologies you believe he’s owed. Demand the same respect from him, and see where it goes from there. I don’t get the sense that we’ll see a great love rekindled, but this might be a step towards you letting go of these old flames and not doing innocent-but-creepy stuff. f Need advice? Email advice@flagpole.com, use the anonymous form at flagpole.com/getadvice, or find Bonita on Twitter: @flagpolebonita.

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