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OCTOBER 19, 2016 · VOL. 30 · NO. 42 · FREE

Educators Say Vote

On Amendment One p. 6

Ghosts of Athens p. 9 · New Theater p. 11 · Halloween Art p. 12 · Mike Mills Concerto p. 14

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Scotty Gannon stars in Friendly’s Fire on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Cellar Theatre of the UGA Fine Arts Building. See Theater Notes on p. 11.

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City Dope . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Mandolin Orange . . . . . . 15 Capitol Impact . . . . . . . . . . 5 Threats & Promises . . . . . 15 This Modern World . . . . . . 5 The Calendar . . . . . . . . . 17

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Amendment One . . . . . . . . 6 Bulletin Board . . . . . . . . . 22 Flag Football . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Adopt Me . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Ghost Book . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Art Around Town . . . . . . . 23 Theater Notes . . . . . . . . . 11 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Chris Conley

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Art Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Crossword . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Movie Reviews . . . . . . . . 13 Sudoku . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Flick Skinny . . . . . . . . . . 13 Local Comics . . . . . . . . . 26

 IN THE LOOP: A Tate Center preacher was charged with assault after allegedly elbowing a student in the face during a confrontation.  HOMEDRONE: Hear a track from Mike Mills’ new rock concerto, and check out our concert preview on p. 14.  IN THE LOOP: Former Bulldog Chris Conley spoke out on Donald Trump’s offensive comments about women, saying they were “not locker room talk.”

athens power rankings: Oct. 17–23 1. Mike Mills  2. Local theater groups 3. Tracy Adkins 4. Chris Conley 5. DJ Variant Athens Power Rankings are posted each Monday on the In the Loop blog on

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The Other SPLOST Plus, Athens Republicans Endorse Trump and More Local News By Blake Aued

New Superintendent: The process of hiring a superintendent to replace Philip Lanoue, Vote Trump?: They wouldn’t mention who is stepping down in March, is just now him by name, but at least two Republican starting. The school district has issued a elected officials representing Athens are request for proposals from headhunters to lead the search, and a committee of central- urging GOP voters to continue supporting Donald Trump in spite of the video office administrators will be vetting those that surfaced a couple weeks ago of Trump proposals and making a recommendation to the Board of Education. But some board members want to be even more involved and read all the proposals so they understand how finalists were chosen. A divided BOE voted Oct. 13 to open up meetings of that committee so board members can attend. (The media and the public, too, although let’s be real—ain’t nobody gonna want to go to those.) Until a recommendation is made to the board, the bids are considered unfinished “work papers” and are exempt from open-records law. If the committee is made up solely of Cedar Shoals will be renovated if SPLOST 5 passes next month. CCSD employees, the meetings describing sexually assaulting women. are exempt from the state sunshine law, “None of us anywhere will defend the too. If board members attend, though, the comments that were made,” U.S. Rep. Jody meetings become open, but the documents Hice said at an Athens GOP meeting Oct. remain outside the public realm, accord10. “I will tell you this: If you are struggling ing to CCSD’s attorney, Michael Pruett. “It with who to vote for, just remember the would be very difficult to have a public discussion of private information,” Pruett said. platforms the parties are running on.” In particular, national security and However, Veronica Jackson, who handles appointing conservative Supreme Court bids and contracts for the district and will justices are too important to give up on helm the committee, said she has no probTrump, Hice said—again without specifilem with making the meetings public. cally mentioning the nominee—and he Five of seven board members present— Greg Davis, Vernon Payne, Carl Parks, Sarah argued that Trump will be bound by the Republican platform on those issues. He Ellis and Carol Williams—supported Davis urged party members to “stay focused.” and Ellis’ motion to open up the committee State Rep. Chuck Williams meetings to the public, although any board (R-Watkinsville) echoed Hice’s comments. members who attend will not be allowed to





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While the presidential election and, at least lately, the Opportunity School District constitutional amendment (see p. 6) have dominated the local political conversation, there’s another important item on the Nov. 8 ballot: The Clarke County School District is proposing an extension of a 1 percent sales tax for education. The current round of E-SPLOST paid for a new Whitehead Road Elementary; renovations and additions at Clarke Central High School and Barrow, Stroud, Barnett Shoals and Whit Davis elementary schools; new school buses and cameras on buses; and technology upgrades throughout the district. If it’s approved, the latest E-SPLOST is expected to raise $112 million over five years. That money would be used to renovate and expand Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary—“our most shovel-ready project,” SPLOST Director John Gilbreath told school board members last week—renovate the county’s four middle schools and Cedar Shoals High School, buy more buses, fund further technology upgrades and build additions onto schools that are over capacity. CCSD enrollment has been growing a little over 1 percent per year, but growth exploded this year with about 600 additional students, bringing total enrollment to 13,700, Gilbreath said. The tax would also fund the controversial renovation of the vacant West Broad School for district administration offices, which could displace the popular community garden and farmers market there, but that project has been pushed back several years as CCSD officials collaborate with the Athens-Clarke County government, Athens Housing Authority, Athens Land Trust and neighborhood residents on a master plan for the West Broad/Rocksprings/Hancock Corridor community.

vote. “Being involved from the beginning to the end is critical,” Ellis said, calling the hiring of a superintendent the board’s most important duty. Linda Davis and board President Charles Worthy opposed the motion. Worthy called it “unethical” for the board to be involved, while Davis questioned whether the board should be involved at such an early stage. “All we’re doing is picking the engine that drives the train,” she said.

“We’re all dealing with the same emotions and frustrations, but we’ve got to keep our eye on the ball and what we need to do Nov. 8,” Williams said. At least one Athens Republican, though, declined an opportunity to reaffirm even qualified support for Trump. “My vote is earned, and I’m voting on Election Day,” state Rep. Regina Quick told Flagpole. When asked whom she’d vote for, Quick said, “I’ll tell you when I leave the polling place. I don’t know. The situation is fluid on that.” Early Voting: It’s underway at the ACC Board of Elections office and runs through Nov. 4, the Friday before Election Day. The office, at 155 E. Washington St., is open from 8 a.m.–5 p.m on weekdays, as well as 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. In addition, the board has added a few other early-voting locations this year: City Hall (8 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays from Oct. 24–Nov. 4), the ACC Library on Baxter Street (10 a.m.–6 p.m. Oct. 31–Nov. 3 and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Nov. 4) and the Tate Student Center (8 a.m.–5 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2). Other Stuff: Speaking of SPLOST (and acronyms), ACC has an online form at that citizens can use to propose projects to fund with a 1 percent sales tax for transportation (T-SPLOST) that will be on the ballot next May. If you want that sidewalk or bike lane, get on it. U-Lead Athens—a group that helps undocumented immigrants who are barred from attending UGA apply for financial aid to other colleges—recently received a $35,000 grant from Educators for Fair Consideration. The Athens Citizens Climate Lobby and the Georgia Climate Change Coalition are hosting a town hall meeting on climate change from 6:30– 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at the ACC Library. The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement is redoubling efforts to convince downtown businesses to place stickers in their windows proclaiming they don’t discriminate. f


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Experience Doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Matter Connections Are All That Count in Georgia Politics By Tom Crawford If you learned you had cancer, what would you do? You wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see a plumber or an insurance adjuster. You would see an oncologist who knows what they are doing. If you were charged with a serious criminal offense that might mean jail time, what would you do? You wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hire an insurance salesman or a short order cook. You would hire someone who is licensed to practice law. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what people do in the real world, anyway. In the world of Georgia politics, experience and professional credentials often donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean much of anything. For example, the Board of Regents appointed Attorney General Sam Olens as the new president of Kennesaw State University. Olens has been a county commissioner and the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest legal officer, but he has never held any type of administrative position at any campus. In appointing Olens, the Regents violated several of their own longstanding policies. In other cases where a college needs a president, the Regents appoint a search committee that spends several weeks interviewing and assessing candidates from across the country. The search committee typically forwards the names of three finalists to the board, whose members then vote on the one they want for the job. None of that was done in this instance: Olens was the only name considered. That did not sit well with either the faculty or the students at Kennesaw State. They held campus protests and gathered thousands of petition signatures urging the Regents to conduct a nationwide search. Students and faculty also objected to Olensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; actions as attorney general, where he opposed same-sex marriage and tried to keep transgender students out of public bathrooms. There are some LGBT students

at KSU who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think their own president should be discriminating against them. When asked why a person with so few qualifications for the job was being picked, the best that Chancellor Hank Huckaby could come up with was this: â&#x20AC;&#x153;He knows Cobb County so well, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a very dedicated citizen of this community.â&#x20AC;? The real reasons for Olensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; appointment became clear a few minutes after the Regents confirmed him as the new president. Gov. Nathan Dealâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;who appoints all the members of the Board of Regentsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; announced the appointment of Chris Carr, the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic development commissioner, as the new attorney general. The title of Carrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new job implies that the person is at least a practicing attorney. The Georgia Constitution also has something to say about this: â&#x20AC;&#x153;No person shall be Attorney General unless such person shall have been an active status member of the State Bar of Georgia for seven years.â&#x20AC;? Until the day before his appointment was announced, Carr had been on inactive status with the State Bar and hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t practiced law since 2007. During that long-ago period when he did practice law, Carr never saw the inside of a courtroom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never tried a case,â&#x20AC;? he admitted in response to a reporterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s question. But not to worry, Deal assured everybody. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We checked with the State Bar,â&#x20AC;? the governor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The State Bar verified that he did [meet the constitutional requirement].â&#x20AC;? Carr may not be up to date on the practice of law, but he meets two very important qualifications: He was a loyal Deal department head and was chief of staff to Sen. Johnny Isakson. In the world of politics, things like experience and education and ability donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t count for very much. Connections are really all that matter. f




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Opportunity or Occupation? In Athens, Opposition Builds to Creating a New Statewide School District By Carolyn Crist


Schools considered “chronically failing” scored below 60 on the Georgia Department of Education accountability measure in 2013, 2014 and 2015. “They’ll take Gaines Elementary, and we’ll have to pay for it,” Lanoue said at the Chamber of Commerce presentation. “We’ll maintain the building and still provide transportation, yet they bring in new faculty and staff, and we have to figure out where our current people go.” State Rep. Regina Quick (R-Athens) said that the ballot measure won’t affect Athens because she expects Gaines’ College and Career Readiness Performance Index score to rise. “I don’t think we’ve got chronically failing schools” in Athens; the measure is primarily aimed at schools in metro Atlanta, Augusta and Albany, she said. The amendment was modeled after the Recovery School District in Louisiana and the Achievement School District in Tennessee. Georgia officials in support of the amendment say Louisiana and Tennessee schools have seen “drastic increases in school attendance, graduation rates and college enrollments.” At the same time, recent news reports

Professional Association of Georgia Educators and Georgia School Superintendents Association. Athens’ representatives are split as well. Sens. Bill Cowsert (R-Athens) and Frank Ginn (R-Danielsville) voted in favor of the amendment twice. Quick and Rep. Chuck Williams (R-Watkinsville) voted against SB 133, the enabling legislation, but voted in favor of Senate Resolution 287, which put the issue on the ballot. Rep. Spencer Frye missed the SB 133 vote because of a family emergency but voted against SR 287 and announced his opposition in January.

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thens parents Carla and John Braswell want the best education for their daughter, Addie, a firstgrader at Whitehead Road Elementary School. New to the Clarke County School District, they want to be involved at Addie’s school and be informed as she progresses toward second grade. When they heard about the Opportunity School District amendment on the ballot in November, they weren’t exactly sure what the change would mean for their daughter or her school. The couple decided to learn more before going to the polls in a few weeks. “I’m new at this. I wanted to get involved and learn the legislative language,” said Carla Braswell, a local insurance agent. The Braswells attended a Chamber of Commerce meeting in October that Several Athens-area groups have held meetings this fall discussed what Amendment 1 would mean for Georgia to discuss Amendment 1 in public with voters. Although overall and Clarke County Schools in particular. the sessions weren’t packed, the intent seems to be spread“There are a lot of moving pieces, and I know it’ll affect ing as signs pop up on lawns around town. At an Athensnot only my child, but all children in the county,” she said. Clarke County Federation of Neighborhoods meeting in “Really, this affects the comearly October, five panelists munity as a whole.” made it clear they would vote The constitutional amend“no” in November. ment would allow the state to “This represents everything take over schools labeled as I’ve spent my life fighting “chronically failing” and install against with more big governa new official appointed by ment and bureaucracy,” said the governor to control school C.J. Amason, a local parent operations and funding. Of the and director of the Foundation state’s 2,200 schools, 127 are for Excellence in Public considered to be “failing,” and Education. “As a conservative, under the amendment, the this is ridiculous. It’s the worst state could take over 20 per underbelly of politics.” year for five years. In Athens, Under the current setup, Gaines Elementary School education policy is handled could potentially land on that by the Governor’s Office of list. Student Achievement and Although the legislation the Georgia Department of that created the amendment Education, headed by the state received the required twosuperintendent that voters thirds majority support in elect. Amendment 1 would creboth the Georgia House and ate a third office and official to Senate this spring, the amendhandle schools. That official, ment itself has faced strong appointed by the governor, opposition this fall from both would have the power to crestatewide education groups ate a charter-school board that and local educators. could turn the school over to “Think about this at the a private, for-profit manageGaines Elementary in Athens is one of 127 schools labeled “chronically failing” that could be taken over by the state if voters approve federal level. To change the ment company. He also could Amendment 1 next month. Constitution, it really changes take over the school himself, the fundamental principles about how our country operfire the principal and the teachers, and hire new ones. Or point to issues with human resources, payroll, travel reimates,” said Clarke County School Superintendent Phil he could simply close the school and send the students bursements and test scores in both states. Lanoue, who has voiced opposition to the amendment In Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal sees the amendment as his elsewhere. throughout 2016. “As soon as we approve an amendment, “This plan isn’t needed right now. We already have what “signature education legislation,” saying the state has “too it creates a hole that can now expand, shrink or change we need,” said Karen Solheim, president of the Georgia many schools where students have little hope of attaining shape through legislative action in the future.” the skills they need to succeed in the workforce or in higher Association of Educators-Retired. “The state is already looking at the achievement gap, and we need to allow time for it education.” to take place.” The one statewide organization that has supported the By July 1, Georgia schools were required to choose a legislation, Georgia Leads on Education, has promoted a two-minute video this fall, saying it’s “not fair” that parents governance model, and Clarke County Schools decided to become a charter system, which requires a governing body have to send their kids to failing schools every day. It links Amendment 1 grew from Senate Bill 133, which was failing schools to poverty, prison and high-school dropouts, at each school to make decisions about how to implement introduced this spring to create a statewide “Opportunity countywide policies set by the school board. On Sept. 1, saying that education reform is the “best criminal justice School District.” The legislation requires a constitutional the district launched the local school governance teams to reform.” The website says the Opportunity School District amendment because it deals with funding and would allow incorporate community into the decision-making process. will “empower local parents and teachers” and “require a governor-appointed official to receive, control and spend So far, 430 community members have registered to join transparency and accountability.” appropriated funds in the districts that are overtaken. However, opponents say, state officials haven’t explained the teams, and in the next month, at-large members will be Voters won’t see the full amendment at the polls, but selected. how that will happen. Since March, several statewide rather a question that doesn’t explain specifics: “Shall the “It’s a journey. We just laid out the parameters and education organizations have announced opposition to Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow the state to framework,” Lanoue said. “State lawmakers pushed this the amendment, including the Georgia Association of intervene in chronically failing public schools in order to comprehensive reform movement but haven’t let it get improve student performance?” A lawsuit in Fulton County Educators, Georgia Parent-Teacher Association, Georgia started before looking for something else.” Federation of Teachers, Georgia School Boards Association, is challenging the wording as misleading.

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The proposed amendment seems appropriate to some Athens parents who are eager to see change happen now. Jim Geiser, a local parent who ran a charter school in Baton Rouge under Louisiana’s Recovery School District, said he’ll vote in favor of Amendment 1. “I’m hopeful it’ll force Athens to be more creative, and that it’ll bring in a new group of people with new ideas and a new spirit,” he said. “In Louisiana, we were able to do things that regular public schools couldn’t do, and it changed the way we thought about public education.” At the same time, too much change could negatively affect recruitment and retention of teachers and staff, said Tommy Valentine, who attended local public schools and whose wife, Laura, teaches at Chase Street Elementary School. “I’ve seen what it’s like when this district is treated like a petri dish with new bus services and scheduling,” he said. “It makes it harder for people on the front lines. We need to understand the stakes here.” In the end, many community members want to focus on local involvement and control, said Paul DeLargy, former principal of Barnett Shoals Elementary School and director of Real LEDGE, an entrepreneur education nonprofit. Whatever the next model is in Athens, he wants open and transparent governance that encourages parents and community members to get involved. “Nobody knows the schools like the community itself,” said Shirley Evans, vice president of the ACC Federation of Neighborhoods. “In Athens, every kid gets free lunch or breakfast. I’d hate to see an Atlanta person take over and say we don’t need that anymore.” If the amendment passes in November, the legislation will go into effect on Jan. 1. But don’t expect the battle to stop there. Several Atlanta educators are already preparing to launch a lawsuit if it passes, said CCSD board member Ovita Thornton. “Education is big money, y’all,” she said. “People have realized this now, but sadly, it has nothing to do with the kids.” For many opponents, the amendment change is Georgia’s latest step in the conversation about education privatization. State legislators have already created limited voucher programs, and a charter-school amendment passed in 2012. This year’s amendment could pave the way for future privatization talks. “Under this model, states run schools like businesses, but we’re not dealing with products. We’re dealing with people,” said Briana Bivens of Keep Georgia Schools Local. “You can’t toss the bad apple off the shelf.” For Carla Braswell, the choice is becoming clearer for Nov. 8. “Under this, where does the community have say-so? There’s no transparency,” she said. “Of all the vague information out there, there’s no answer to the real question—how will this benefit our children?” f


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Maybe Kirby’s Not So Smart Did Georgia Hire the Next Nick Saban or the Next Will Muschamp? by Cy Brown tailback—into the halfback position. Mason saw the strange formation and called a timeout. At this point, most coaches would think Vanderbilt saw what UGA was trying to do, and decide to run a different play. But the Bulldogs came back to the line with Chubb at fullback and McKenzie at tailback. And wouldn’t you know, the Vanderbilt defense read it like a book. Smart and Chaney tried to be clever once again and it bit them, and all Georgia fans, in the ass. Point Mason. Win Vanderbilt. That wasn’t the most concerning thing, though. More concerning was the team’s seeming indifference to everything happening in the game. The players never looked ready. Like they’ve done so many times this year, they played down to the competition. And that falls heavily on Smart’s shoulders. Steven Colquitt / UGA Athletic Association

“Kirby Dumb” is the most childish, cheesy, flat-out bad nickname I’ve heard in a long time. Unfortunately it seems to fit UGA head coach Kirby Smart to a T. The Bulldogs suffered a 17-16 upset at the hands of Vanderbilt (VANDERBILT!) last Saturday in Athens, and I’m not mad at all. OK, I’m really mad. It was the worst Georgia loss I’ve seen in years. And while the players played far from their best, this loss—like the narrow escape against Nicholls State and losses to Ole Miss and Tennessee—falls on Smart because of his questionable decisions and his team’s penchant for playing down to competition. Smart was out-coached by Vandy head man Derek Mason. Let that sink in for a moment. Mason, who won his first SEC road game last Saturday, has been the


laughingstock of the SEC since taking over for James Franklin, and Kirby and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney made him look like a genius. Twice in the fourth quarter, Mason called a timeout that made Smart and Chaney rethink their approach. Ultimately, that led to the loss. The first timeout came with six minutes left in the fourth quarter. Down one, Georgia had 4th-and-8 on the Vandy 41, and Smart kept his offense on the field ready to go for it. At the time, he sensed, along with everyone watching the game, that the Dawgs would have few more chances to get that close, because we barely got that close all afternoon, and he brought the offense onto the field. Mason called timeout, which was enough to make Smart overthink his decision, so he decided to punt the game away. Point Mason. The second timeout came on the next Georgia drive. Time was running out, and Georgia had to get in field goal range. The Dawgs got to 4th-and-1 back at the Vandy 41 with just a minute to go. Nick Chubb had struggled all afternoon, rushing for only 40 yards, but when push comes to shove, you give the ball to your best player, right? Wrong. Georgia lined Chubb up at fullback and ran Isaiah McKenzie—not a



Aside from a 95-yard return that led to an early Vandy TD and the stops in the fourth quarter, Georgia was the better team. The talent gap was clear to anyone who watched. Smart didn’t have his team ready to play, and Mason did. Being underprepared for a game once in a blue moon is expected, even of the best teams. But under Kirby, it’s been consistent. Not once this season has Georgia come out of the gates amped and ready to get after the opponent. I’m still glad Mark Richt is gone, because I think we’d be in close to the same boat if he were coach. But Smart’s deficiencies lead me to the argument that major programs should never hire assistants. You have no idea what you’re going to get. Many times, a guy is great at coaching a position or unit but has no clue how to run a program. If I had my druthers, Justin Fuentes, Gary Patterson or Tom Herman would be coaching UGA—guys with a record of success. Kirby has the pedigree to be a good coach. He has time to learn from his mistakes. Next season will be a better barometer. But his boneheaded decisions and lack of preparedness has me worried, and I’m afraid my biggest fear may be true: Instead of hiring the next Nick Saban, we hired the next Will Muschamp. f

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very city has that holiday it does best: Mardi Gras in New Orleans, New Year’s in New York, Halloween in Athens. Yet for all the wild rumpus-ing we do, is Athens spooky enough to warrant our fervor for the sinister? Tracy Adkins, author of Ghosts of Athens: History and Haunting of Athens, GA, thinks so, and she’s compiled all the creepy tales of the Classic City into a historically rich collection of stories ranging from mysterious to downright hair-raising. Adkins, a Florida native, moved to Athens in 1990 to attend the University of Georgia and wound up staying in Athens for 25 years. Although she recently relocated to Asheville, NC to be closer to family, she still has a place in her heart for Athens. The soon-to-be 46-year-old, whose birthday falls just three days short of Halloween, has an odd traveling tradition. In each place she visits, she seeks out a local bookstore to

purchase a book of ghost stories from that area. While compiling a collection of creepy tales from other places, she wanted one from her own home. “It never appeared,” she says, “so I ended up having to write it!” Reading on the subject turned out to be a lot different than writing about it, she says, “It was so much fun for me, and I love to sit down and read these ghost stories, but it’s an entirely different experience to actually sit down with these people and talk to them one-on-one about their experiences and what they had seen,” she says. “That was really a lot of fun for me.” The two-year process resulted in a 284page book chronicling local eerie folklore. Adkins says she worked with several archivists at UGA’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library during her research,

and that they expressed gratitude that someone is documenting these local stories. It might seem like a daunting task for one woman to locate and reach out to all the people who know something about the supernatural in Athens, but Adkins says a snowball effect happened once she got started, and people were “really enthusiastic and helpful.” In the beginning of the book, she sends a clear message to readers: “My intention isn’t to convince anyone or change anyone’s mind,” she explains about the book’s introduction. “It’s really about storytelling.” And the stories are told with chilling effect. A few tales you might encounter include the tragic end of a romance that still haunts the “wedding cake house” on the corner of Baxter Street and Milledge Avenue, the stairway to nowhere that’s actually to somewhere quite creepy, swinging chandeliers, spontaneous fires, mysterious singing and more. Adkins says her favorite types of stories are the ones where the same thing happens to numerous people over time. As an example, she points to the story of the Ware-Lyndon House, where an expectant father killed by a carriage on the night of his child’s birth can still be spotted, pacing the house, looking at his pocket watch. “Another one that really freaks me out is a story at Memorial Park,” says Adkins, “where something unseen speaks to one of the employees and calls them by name. And that really makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.” Each section—the University of Georgia, Historic Athens, Around Athens and Nearby Neighborhoods and Small Spooks—has a handful of tales that will leave you wanting to visit the places mentioned and try to lure out the old man in overalls and the spectral children in the Morton Theatre, or find Capt. Peeler in Firehouse 1, blowing smoke in people’s eyes and rattling chains. Although she didn’t have to break the news to anyone that their house was haunted, she says, “It’s definitely an odd thing to have this person on your doorstep asking about ghosts.” The book is available at the Athens Welcome Center, Avid Bookshop, The Clubhouse and Front Porch Bookstore in Winterville, and in both paperback and Kindle form through Amazon. Adkins will be signing copies on Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the Athens Welcome Center, in conjunction with the Ghost Walk, and Oct. 29 at the Front Porch Bookstore. f

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The 39 Steps, A Raisin in the Sun and More New Productions from Student and Community Groups By Dina Canup The 39 Steps: UGA’s Thalian-Blackfriars, the oldest theatrical group in town (established in 1893), is presenting Patrick Barlow’s hilarious adaptation of Alfred Hitchock’s classic film adaptation of the John Muchan novel. It’s a mystery thriller with a strong dose of complete silliness as four actors (Riley Carlson, Madison Smith, Bradley Burnham and Taylor Bahin) play every character from the original movie. If you missed it five years ago when University Theatre did it, here’s your chance to rectify your mistake, because that one was hysterically funny and this one features some of UGA’s most hilarious student actors under the direction of Bryce Benson, one of their most experienced student directors. It’s in the Cellar Theatre of the Fine Arts Building Tuesday, Oct. 18 and Wednesday Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, visit ugathalian.

Lady Macbeth, it is a fun group of talented, theatricallyinclined mostly-not-drunkards. It’s on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 if you want a seat and $5 for standing room only. Ages 18 and up are allowed, but you must be 21 to participate in the booziness. Nightfall: Rose of Athens Theatre presents Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe by Eric Coble. The production adapts four of his most chilling tales: The Raven, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit & the Pendulum and The Tale-Tell Heart. The performance is part of Poe-tober, a month-long series of events supported by a “Big Read” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. One night only, it’s at SeneyStovall Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets are

story involving a group of people, all LGBTQ, stranded during the 1988 Yellowstone forest fire. Director Ellen Everitt says it could be called a tragicomedy, or else “‘Stranger Things’ meets the cast of ‘Friends’” since it’s a comedy “with heart,” twists and a bit of a thriller. She also calls it “a Chekhov play in the woods,” and they’re creating a woodsy campsite feel for the audience by bringing in camping chairs and sleeping bags for seating (you can also bring your own gear). It will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m., and tickets are $3 at the door. For the location announcement, visit Friendly’s Fire: This workshop production (fully staged but with minimal set and costumes) presented by the Athens Playwright’s Workshop and the Department of Theatre and Film Studies expands on this summer’s staged reading of the new play by UGA professor/notable playwright John Patrick Bray. It’s the other full-length play featured in Classic City Fringe Festival, directed by Dina Canup (yes, that would be me), and with half of the actors returning to reprise their roles from the reading. Guy Friendly (Scotty Gannon) is a bee-keeping, helicopter-piloting veteran of the first Gulf War who has ventured out after being holed up in his Alaskan cabin following the death of his brother in the war (Jordan Richards) and being left by his wife (April Boyer Brown). He makes a bad call and brings home the wrong woman (Melanie Sheehan), but fortunately his best friend Todd (Fred Galyean) finds him bleeding on the floor and rides along with Friendly’s involuntary, drug-induced visions. There’s a talking polar bear (Tom Von Dohlen), a guy who comes out of the toilet, cowboy bees… and things get really weird, poignant, funny, heartbreaking and human. It’s one night only, so you have one chance to catch it in the Cellar Theatre of the Fine Arts Building on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. Visit for more information. The Classic City Fringe Festival also features one-person short plays by/featuring Marlon Burnley, Bridgette Burton and Steven Grainger, so check out the full lineup at

A Raisin in the Sun: UGA Black Theatrical Ensemble’s fall show is a 1959 American classic by Lorraine Hansberry. It centers around a poor Chicago family (Aciana Head, Alicia Hampton, Alexis Allen, Russell Scott and Deja Pruitt) in conflict over how to use a $10,000 life insurance check. They run into opposition when they plan to buy a house in a white neighborhood but also face their own inter-family disagreements that reflect their differences regarding how to coexist with their white, hostile, would-be neighbors—and their own individual dreams. Director Anthony Nash finds the play to be relevant today, when issues are often viewed in a dualistic way (white vs. black, for example). He says the discussions are important but “intra-racial relationships—what does it mean to be intellectual, Gary T. Moore, Cindy Nason, Ginny Simmons and Helen DeMott perform in Rose of Athens’ production of Nightfall Two Can Play: Directed by a favorite UGA faculty emeritus, Freda Scott Giles, for entrepreneurial, to advance in the world we with Edgar Allan Poe. Town & Gown Players’ Second Stage series, live in today—need to be addressed within $5–10 and available at The costumed cast Two Can Play tells the story of parents making hard choices the black community.” It’s in the Cellar Theatre of the Fine for their children in violently troubled political times in will also lead a Poe Pub Crawl on Tuesday, Oct. 25 beginArts Building Thursday, Oct. 20–Saturday Oct. 22 at 7:30 mid-1970s Jamaica. Jim (Sean Polite) and Gloria (Kimarah ning at 7 p.m., when they will lead pop-up performances at p.m. with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Oct. 22. Tickets Laurent) send their children to the U.S. as illegal aliens to range from $5–12 and are available in advance at a discount Sister Louisa’s, Manhattan, Little Kings Shuffle Club and protect them from the warfare around them. Jim “concocts Max. at a plan to follow the children with sometimes humorous, sometimes touching, sometimes dramatic results.” By one From Burning: This one is a full-length, staged reading Drunk! Macbeth: The “Boozy Bard Players” are a group of of the Caribbean’s top playwrights, Trevor Rhone, it runs with minimal blocking offered during Classic City Fringe college students presenting nights of “drunk” Shakespeare for only one weekend. At Town & Gown Players’ Athens Festival. Written by UGA student Mariah Manoylov, it’s at the Globe, featuring a mostly sober cast with a wellCommunity Theatre Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 an independent student production featuring John Phillip placed selection of wasted cast members who are over the at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and legal drinking age. Directed by Tom Von Dohlen and featur- Buisman, Savannah Hudson, Israel Tordoya, Hannah available at f Wynelle and Maggie Clark. An ecology lecture becomes a ing John Philip Buisman and Maggie Colvin as Lord and



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Halloween Is Already Here Spooky Artwork, Films, Tours and Burlesque By Jessica Smith Halloween is essentially a month-long holiday in Athens, made adorably evident by the recent Boo-le-Bark costumed dog parade, as well as the “Big Read”-funded Poe-tober series of events. In addition to the Wild Rumpus Parade, Classic City Fringe Festival and multitude of cover bands that will take over venues during Halloween weekend, here are a handful of ways to get in the spirit early for the most wonderful time of the year.

a bat-echolocation painting by land artist Chris Taylor, a large portrait of a reclining monster by Spencer Lusk and a nightmarish black-and-white illustration by James Greer. A Dia de los Muertos portrait by Timi Conley, the parade’s mastermind and grand marshal, is featured in a gold frame at the center of the display, and additional works were created by Abby Kacen,

I Want Your Skull: Currently hanging along the pumpkin-colored wall of Flicker Theatre and Bar, “I Want Your Skull: A Halloween Art Show” presents spooky, scary works by over a dozen local artists. Organized by Dan Smith, aka See Dan Paint!, who references a Misfits song through his skull painting, the exhibition includes Missy Kulik’s cute and simple bat silhouette alongside Will Eskridge’s furcovered box that hides a strange surprise inside. Styles range from the folk art of Cap Man Straehla and Tex S. Crawford to illustrations by tattoo artists Charley Ferlito, Mike Groves and Brian Kindamo. Additional pieces come from Rachel Blair, Marilyn Estes, Kira Hegeman, Eric Hernandez, Lou Kregel, Steven Milsap and Klon Joseph Waldrip. A reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 21 from 5:30–7:30 p.m., and the exhibition, which has become an annual tradition, will remain on view through October.

Athulhu, Kim Deakins and SadBot. The exhibition is viewable during brewery hours and during a Wild Rumpus Halloween Kickoff Party on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5–8 p.m. which features music by the Pylon Reenactment Society, Powerkompany and DJ See.

Wild Rumpus: For more of the dark arts, check out the “Wild Rumpus Art Show,” currently on view at Creature Comforts. Highlights include a wooden shadowbox holding a skeleton puppet by Cindy Jerrell, a black-and-orange checkerboard of “spontaneous monsterifications” by Dan Smith,

Hauntings Tour: Classic City Tours and the UGA Special Collections Library are teaming up to share the legends and lore behind the most haunted places on North Campus and downtown. The Athens History and Haunting Tours depart from the Athens Welcome Center located in the historic (and

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paintings, photography, fiber art and ceramics to stained glass, leather works, sculptures and jewelry. Kids’ activities include chalk art, face painting, a box village and crafts. In addition to hourly giveaways and self-guided tours of the historic Ware-Lyndon House, there will be snacks available from Taza Mediterranean, The Savory Spoon, Da Munchiezz, King of Pops and Nedza’s Waffles. Live entertainment will be provided all day, with the lineup including Larry Forte (10 a.m.), Qamar Tribal Odyssey Belly Dancers (10:30 a.m.), Dixieland 5, (11 a.m.), Clay Leverett (11:45 a.m.), The Lucky Jones (12:15 p.m.), Norma ulik

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Rae (1:30 p.m.), Monsoon (2:30 p.m.) and The Heap (3:15 p.m.). Visit for more information. Grotesque Burlesque: Presented by local troupe Secret City, Grotesque Burlesque is a “sexy, spooky variety revue” of singing, dancing, comedy and, yes, getting naked. In addition to featured performances by Moana Bitmore, James Tiberius Cock, Callsign Charlie and Darcy Wicked, up-andcoming entertainers will take the stage with acts that are equal parts magic, mystery and mayhem. Grotesque Burlesque will be held at the 40 Watt Club on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. Gonzoriffic: The local filmmaking collective returns to the big screen in celebration of its 15th anniversary with more than a dozen DIY shorts. Founded to provide alternative entertainment with empowering roles for women, the Gonzoriffic Underground Movie Show excels at over-the-top campiness. The lineup of low-to-no-budget films—many of which were directed by organizers Andrew Shearer and Dee Flowered—include tempting titles like Striposaurus, The Horror of Sandy Creek, Flowday the 13th, Yr Cheatin’ Heart and A Killer Deal. Ciné will host screenings Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 at midnight, and filmmakers and actors will be in attendance. Schlocktoberfest: Gonzoriffic is presented as part of Son of Schlocktoberfest, the second annual horror film series currently underway at Ciné. In addition to a screening of Carrie followed by a bloodsoaked prom with DJ Immuzikation and a screening of Nosferatu accompanied with a live score by the Invincible Czars, the fest has included classics such as Phantasm, Rosemary’s Baby and The Silence of the Lambs. The original 1973 Wicker Man will be offered Thursday, Oct. 27–Monday, Oct. 31, and the ever-popular Rocky Horror Picture Show will close out Schlocktoberfest Friday, Oct. 28, Saturday Oct. 29 and Halloween. Secret City Burlesque members will lead the “Time Warp” during shadow cast performances during the weekend screenings. f



Affleck Is One Scary CPA Plus, a Stand-up Special and Preteen Sillies By Drew Wheeler

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Blurred Lines Mike Mills and Robert McDuffie Blend Rock and Classical By Michelle Davis


Energized and inspired by that projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success, McDuffie set his sights on collaborating with his old friend. In 2014, over dinner at The National, he pitched his idea to Mills and R.E.M. advisor Bertis Downs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;Ś threw out this crazy idea about writing a concerto for violin, rock band and orchestra,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was scared, because I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what his reaction would be.â&#x20AC;?


the heart of Georgia, about 90 miles south of Athens, lies Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other music city. Macon is rich with artistic history, having spawned such legendary musicians as Otis Redding, Little Richard and The Allman Brothers. It is in this creative hotbed that two musical families, the Mills and the McDuffies, formed a lifelong bond. The Mills family, transplants from California, wanted to ensure a musical education for their son. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My parents chose the church that we went to in Macon based on the music program,â&#x20AC;? says songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mike Mills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bobby [McDuffie]â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother was the music director, and they thought she was the best they could find down there.â&#x20AC;? As adolescents, Mills and Robert McDuffie became fast friends while performing in the choir at church. After services, the Mills family would head over to the McDuffie house to socialize. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every Sunday night for many years, I felt like we were all McDuffies for a day,â&#x20AC;? says Mills. After high school, Mills and McDuffie parted ways. Mills went to UGA, where he and fellow Maconite Bill Berry would famously form R.E.M with Michael Stipe and Peter Buck. Mike Mills and Robert McDuffie McDuffie was off to Julliard, and At the time of the proposal, Mills was at a crossroads. on to become a Grammy-nominated violin virtuoso. But After 31 years, R.E.M. had amicably parted ways, and Mills their mutual admiration only strengthened with time. had to decide whether he wanted to retire or continue makâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been really proud of him,â&#x20AC;? says McDuffie. ing music. The former was never really an option. Mills â&#x20AC;&#x153;I consider Mike Mills one of the greatest living American already had a melody in his head that he thought would be composers.â&#x20AC;? Confirms Mills, â&#x20AC;&#x153;[We] became big fans of each perfect for the project, and the chance to collaborate with otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical careers.â&#x20AC;? his dear friend was too good to pass up. So he got to work With two distinguished yet highly divergent musical composing his first concerto. careers, it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem likely that Mills and McDuffie would â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very intimidating thing, because some of the cross paths on tour, much less share a stage. But McDuffie crowd will be classical fans, I assume, and they have some is in the habit of defying expectations. pretty exacting standards,â&#x20AC;? says Mills. On the flip side, Mills â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for me to keep experiencing new ways acknowledges that rock and pop fans may feel intimidated of making music,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always wanted to reach out by classical music. to living American composers, instead of playing the same â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are scared of classical music, because they are pieces over and over again by dead, white European males.â&#x20AC;? afraid they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand it and others around them To this end, he commissioned Philip Glass to compose â&#x20AC;&#x153;The will,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You never want to be the person who starts American Four Seasons,â&#x20AC;? which debuted to rave reviews in clapping before the piece is over. The concept of movements 2009.


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with only silence between them is intimidating, because when you go to a [rock] show, you play a song, you clap, you yell, you get a drink and then you play another song. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hoping to break that down.â&#x20AC;? McDuffie encouraged Mills to inject some â&#x20AC;&#x153;R.E.M. DNAâ&#x20AC;? into the work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted a kickass opening, much like what they did with the Accelerate album,â&#x20AC;? says McDuffie. That intro segues into a movement that should be instantly recognizable to R.E.M. fans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Shostakovich could steal from himself, I asked Mike if he could just include â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nightswimmingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; as one of the movements,â&#x20AC;? says McDuffie with a laugh. McDuffie says this concerto is unique in its execution. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There areâ&#x20AC;Ś shows where orchestras like the London Symphony will back up an established group like Pink Floyd,â&#x20AC;? says McDuffie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a more deferential role on the classical musicianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part. Here, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the trenches together. Nobody is backing anyone up.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to be stuffy,â&#x20AC;? Mills stresses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t plan to wear a tuxedo. It should be more fun than a classical concertâ&#x20AC;Ś because this is not a classical piece. It is a hybrid of classical and rock and roll. I want it to have the good parts of both, and, hopefully, the bad parts of neither.â&#x20AC;? Rehearsal footage reveals an exhilarating performance underscored by rich piano textures, McDuffieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiery bowing and propulsive rock rhythms. One adventurous movement makes way for a more romantic progression, with both Mills and McDuffieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s undeniable gifts taking the spotlight. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just an honest and sincere project, on both of our parts,â&#x20AC;? says McDuffie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We admire each other and also each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worlds, and I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll come through.â&#x20AC;? f

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DJ Variant Collabs With Clerks

Mandolin Orange Wants to Make Folk Great Again

Plus, More Music News and Gossip

By Marc Schultz

By Gordon Lamb


mily Frantz and Andrew Marlin have been performing together as Mandolin Orange since 2009, after they met at a performance by Big Fat Gap, a fixture of the North Carolina music scene with a revolving lineup and a passionate following. Bonding over their love of Americana music, Frantz and Marlin decided to join forces and see where they could take the traditional sounds they know and love as partners. “We tend to stick with a folky Americana vibe, partially because of the instruments we play, but we love the freedom to take songs in any sort of direction,” vocalist and mandolinist Frantz says from the group’s home base in Chapel Hill, NC. “We like the freedom of being a songwriter-oriented project. We definitely went through a rockband phase, and a phase where we only wanted to record and play as a duo. Now we feel like it’s time to branch out and bring more people in.”

There’s lots of room to get into the groove and allow things to ebb and flow on a nightby-night basis.” Frantz is excited for Mandolin Orange’s return to Athens, calling it a kind of sister city to Chapel Hill, and one of the more welcoming stops on the band’s early tours. “The Foundry was one of the venues that was willing to respond to my emails back when we had no agent and were booking ourselves,” says Frantz. “So we have a real soft spot for that place.” With melodies on both sides of the divides between sweet and sour, breezy and urgent and wistful and grounded, the band’s catalog is ideal for both driving around town and through open countryside; tracks from the new album fall squarely in the toe-tapping territory of past efforts. The immediate difference is a richer and more confident sound, but pay attention to the lyrics and you’ll discover a greater awareness of national currents and

Wub-A-Dub-Dub: Athens-based DJ Variant (aka Chris Thompson) and Atlanta bass artist Clerks (aka Dan Brown) released a collaborative EP titled Neva in September via Cleveland’s Sure State Records. The pair work together on the title track, and each contributes one additional solo track. Clerks’ “Past Away” is a dark, moody exploration into deep, abandoned urban vibes, while Variant’s “Scratch” is both a tribute to and continuation of classic deep bass and original-era dubstep. Variant is creative when he could very easily be lazy. That is, rather than just have perfect horn samples and defiantly accurate wobble bass, he guides the track through a birthing process

information on the trust itself and the to purchase tickets. Their Back Pages: Psych-art powerhouse Orange Twin just uploaded a bunch of records for streaming and digital purchase to its page at As far as I can tell, this group constitutes either everything or most of everything the label has ever released, dating all the way back to co-head Andrew Reiger’s “holy grail” discovery Elyse by Elyse Weinberg. Other records include forgottenbut-ready-to-be-remembered records by Zumm Zumm, The Gerbils, Geoff Reacher, The Good Ship, Great Lakes, The Late B.P.

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For their new album, Blindfaller, out now on Yep Roc, Frantz and Marlin recruited three bandmates to record and travel with them. After years of touring, they knew the importance of finding the right personalities, as well as people with the skills to help them realize their musical vision. “We really lucked out by finding people we want to play with, and who also bring a lot of enthusiasm to live performances,” says Frantz. Those bandmates are Knoxville, TN’s Josh Oliver, a guitarist and vocalist they’ve worked with in the past; Clint Mullican, a bass player with a background in jazz; and Kyle Keegan, a Charlotte, NC drummer who plays with bands on both sides of the Atlantic. “The new album really came together along with the band,” says Frantz, who reports that almost all of Blindfaller was recorded live. “We went into the studio with really loose arrangements, which was something new for us. There’s a lot of sonic depth to the songs, but the arrangements themselves are pretty straightforward, which makes them really fun to play live.

the present political mood. The first single, “Wildfire,” features lines like, “I was born a Southern son in a small Southern town where the rebels run wild/ They beat their chests and they swear ‘we’re gonna rise again.’” Frantz and Marlin felt compelled to speak out on the band’s Facebook page when they heard that one of their songs was being used by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate, at his rallies. “We were thinking about the 1970s, when people like Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan were speaking out,” says Frantz. “And we felt like, just because we play a fiddle and a mandolin and come from North Carolina, we’d hate to think that someone would get the wrong idea of what we’re about.” f

WHO: Mandolin Orange, Dead Horses WHERE: The Foundry WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 p.m. HOW MUCH: $12 (adv.), $15 (door)

that gives way to mild deconstruction via backward tape loops around the two-minute mark and a full-on drop immediately afterward. This sets up a tension that’s almost unbearable for about 20 seconds, until everything comes back in and the track is fully populated with every sound it previously introduced. Overall, it’s a great example of thoughtful track-building and respect for style. The collaborative title track is less fulfilling only in that its chill downbeat vibe, while competent, doesn’t really break new ground. You can stream a veritable truckload of DJ Variant stuff at, Clerks at sound and learn more about Sure State at Take Me To The River: The Foundry will host a benefit for the Oconee River Land Trust Thursday, Oct. 20. This is the inaugural Oconee River Belles concert, and it’s planned to be an annual event. This first time around will feature the Grammy Award-winning banjoist Alison Brown, Claire Lynch and Indigo Girls, hot off the heels of their sold-out Georgia Theatre performance. Also on the bill this night are Sans Abri, which features Packway Handle Band members Josh Erwin, Troy Harris and Michael Paynter. This event begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are $40 at the door. Please see for more

Helium and several releases from Elf Power. Go grab some or stream some or whatever the spirits guide you to do. RIP: Flagpole was saddened to learn at press time that Athens musician Damien Schaefer passed away after a battle with cancer. In addition to playing in bands like The Walt Lariat and Pastor of Muppets, Schaefer was a mainstay on the local food scene and a founder of the popular supper club The Four Coursemen. Vulture Culture: Jazz vocalist Marty Winkler will perform with Brazilian percussionist Tony Oscar at the third annual Vulture Festival Saturday, Oct. 22. This event is presented by Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail, the Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division and the Oconee River Audubon Society. It takes place at the Landfill Outdoor Classroom, which is, as its name states, at the landfill at 5700 Lexington Road. It’s a small amphitheater-type facility, and I am edified to know that it exists. You can learn more about the classroom via This event is free, runs from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. and features educational activities, an exhibition of trained birds, a scavenger hunt (oh, the possibilities) and a vulture-themed costume contest. For more information, see athensclarke f





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Facing Georgia’s Climate and Energy Future Athens Town Hall Meeting

Thursday October 20 6:30—8:30 pm

Athens-Clarke County Public Library 2025 Baxter Street

Please join us to discuss the current science of climate change, its potential impacts on Georgia’s environment and citizens, and how to preserve a livable world. We welcome Pam Knox, UGA Climatologist, and Dr. Mark Farmer, UGA Professor of Cellular Biology. Visit us at:

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the calendar! calendar picks EVENT | Fri, Oct 21

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40 Watt Club · 8 p.m. · $8–10 This size-inclusive fashion show showcases Untitled Thoughts, Brittani Bumb’s ecofriendly apparel line, as well as Thread Becky, a clothing label by seamstress and musician Becky Brooks. After being diagnosed with breast cancer last May, Brooks underwent chemotherapy and surgery, all while stitching away to take her mind off treatment. A “Shades of Pink” segment will share pieces by Dulce Brousset, Mary Ellen DiMauro, Tabitha Fielteau, Catherine Hamrick, Christy Hughes, Anna Leber, Miranda Rupkey and Lindsey Simunec. Organized by stylist Rachel Barnes and hosted by Boybutante, the show will be followed by a dance party with DJ Immuzikation. All proceeds benefit Athens Breast Fest. [Jessica Smith]

Tuesday 18 ART: Lunchtime Gallery Talk: Megan Burchett & Maddie Zerkel (Lamar Dodd School of Art) Printmaking and Book Art MFA candidate Megan Burchett and Athensbased textile artist Maddie Zerkel discuss their collaborative exhibition “Comfort Tub.” 12 p.m. FREE! www. CLASSES: Gameplan for Healthier Living (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Health coach LeeAnne leads

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EVENT | Sat, Oct. 22

ART | Sun, Oct 23

MUSIC | Mon, Oct 24

MUSIC | Tue, Oct 25

Jittery Joe’s · 10 a.m.–10 p.m. · $5–7 Organized by NACK and ARM of Crispy Printz, Transpectacle, at the Jittery Joe’s Roaster, goes beyond the typical art event. In addition to art cars and a market, there will be installations by Chris Taylor of 34° North and Brian Smith, known for his recycled metal sculptures of insects. Several artists will join NACK and ARM in painting 8-foot-by8-foot murals on site: Cold Tony, Ms. Fawne, Peter Loose, Kip Ramey, Dan Smith and Adam Toksoz. Broadcast live on Radio Confluence, the event includes performances by Reverend Tribble and the Deacons, Casper and the Cookies, Cledus Jeremiah Jones, Revenge Beach, Astro Phantom and Terratonic. Preserve, Journey Juice, King of Pops and Jittery Joe’s will serve up treats. [JS]

Hendershot’s Coffee · 6:30 p.m. · FREE! An homage to the local music scene, “Sound Check” is an exhibition of watercolor portraits painted by Jackie Dorsey. Named after song titles, the collection includes photorealistic renderings of Sam Burchfield, Sienna Chandler of Monsoon, Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers, Seth Hendershot, Thayer Sarrano, Wrenn and the Grassland String Band. Working from photographs she shoots herself, Dorsey has an incredible eye for capturing expressions and natural lighting. Burchfield and special guests will entertain the reception’s audience at 8 p.m. Additional pieces by Dorsey can currently be viewed in exhibitions at Athens Academy through Oct. 28 and Aurum Studios through December. [JS]

Caledonia Lounge · 7 p.m. · $14–16 Chicago singer-songwriter Ryley Walker has released two acclaimed albums of folk music that’s alternately lovely and biting: 2015’s Primrose Green and this year’s Golden Sings That Have Been Sung. With the latter record, the young Walker expands on the fingerpicked Bert Jansch vibes of his debut, incorporating various jazz and post-rock elements into his steady psych-folk sound. Album centerpiece “The Roundabout” nods a little too eagerly towards Rodriguez’s “Cause,” but its stoned matter-of-factness feels refreshingly candid. Fellow Chicago standout Circuit des Yeux, whose country-tinged Jackie Lynn is one of the year’s most unexpected treats, shares Monday’s must-see Caledonia bill. [Gabe Vodicka]

The Foundry · 6 p.m. · $10–13 All hail Richard Buckner, one of contemporary Americana music’s most essential yet under-appreciated singersongwriters. The California-born, New York-based Buckner has been working to perfect his craft since the mid-1990s, when he sprang onto a crowded altcountry scene with Bloomed and Devotion + Doubt, delicate, deliberate records that conjured the spirit of the wide-open West. He’s written, recorded and toured steadily since then, following up 2011’s beleaguered Our Blood with the career highlight Surrounded in 2013. Those who witnessed Buckner’s incredible Normaltown Hall show that same year know that you’d be a fool to miss his follow-up Classic City appearance Tuesday evening at The Foundry. [GV]


a workshop on healthy foods, natural products and relieving stress. Oct. 16, 3 p.m. Oct. 18, 5 p.m. CLASSES: If These Walls Could Talk (ACC Library) Find out the history of your Athens-Clarke County home. 7 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: First Aid Class (Athens Regional Medical Center, Medical Services Bldg.) Participants will receive a three-year first aid certification card at the end of the course. Register in advance. 5:30–8:30 p.m.

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$30. CLASSES: Computer Class: eBooks and Audiobooks (ACC Library) Learn how to use Georgia Download Destination. Registration required. 10–11:30 a.m. FREE! www. COMEDY: OpenTOAD Comedy Open Mic (Flicker Theatre & Bar) This comedy show allows locals to watch quality comedy or perform themselves. Email to perform. First and third Tuesday of every month! 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com

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EVENTS: Western Square Dancing (Buffalo’s Café) With Randy Ramsey. 7 p.m. EVENTS: Athens Rock and Gem Club (Holy Cross Lutheran Church) This month’s program includes a “show and tell.” Bring a new treasure or story to share with the group. 7:30 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Classic City Collection Launch Party (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) Classic City Collection is a new lifestyle brand offering a line of

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locally made products that celebrate Athens. Live music by Mosaic and Son & Thief. 8 p.m. FREE! www. 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: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE!

GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) General trivia with host Caitlin Wilson. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-8508561 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (The Savory Spoon) Compete to win prizes. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-367-5721 GAMES: Bingo (Ted’s Most Best) Win drinks, sweet treats and gift cards. Every Tuesday on the patio. 6 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Nic. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289 k continued on next page



THE CALENDAR! GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2301 College Station Rd.) Every Tuesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Taqueria Tsunami, Downtown) Surf the trivia wave every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Preschool Storytime (ACC Library) Ages 2–5. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) Stories, songs, crafts and fun for preschoolaged children and their caregivers. 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Gourmet Kids Cooking Club (Lay Park) Participants will learn cooking skills and kitchen safety while making treats. Ages 8–12. 5:30–7 p.m. $9–13.50. www. KIDSTUFF: Lego Club (Oconee County Library) Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based activities. Legos provided. Ages 3–10. 4 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Community Forum (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) Part of the “Ready, Steady, Vote!” series, this forum discusses “America’s Future: What Should Our Budget Priorities Be?” 2 p.m. FREE! rbrl. LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Avid Bookshop) Author Nell Zink celebrates the release of Nicotine. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop. com MEETINGS: Cochlear Community Resource (UGA Aderhold Hall, Room 417) Cochlear implant and cochlear bahia candidates and recipients can receive information on advance hearing loss solutions. 6:30 p.m. FREE! us/events THEATER: The 39 Steps (SeneyStovall Chapel) Student Bryce Benson directs a performance by the Thalian Blackfriars. Based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, this is marriage between a classic spy “whodunit” and a riotous comedy. See Theater Notes on p. 11. Oct. 18–19, 7 p.m. $5. dreeves9@uga. edu

Wednesday 19 ART: Tour at Two: Modernism (Georgia Museum of Art) Lynn Boland leads a tour based on selected themes from the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries. 2 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Gardening Class (ACC Library) This month’s topic is “Seeds: Collecting, Storing and Starting.” 6 p.m. FREE! atedrow@ CLASSES: Workshop for Ex-Offenders (Athens Career Center, 150 C. Neely Dr.) The Georgia Department of Labor offers a workshop for ex-offenders to get back on their feet with employment. 10 a.m. CLASSES: Contemporary Master Class (Dancefx) Dave Scott has choreographed for Step Up, You Got Served and “So You Think You Can Dance.” 9 p.m. $35. 706-355-3078 CLASSES: Self-Advocacy 101 (ACC Library) Autistic and disabled individuals will learn how to advocate for themselves. 7 p.m. FREE! COMEDY: Classic City Comedy (Buffalo’s Café) Hear local comedians at this monthly showcase. 8


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p.m. $5. kandie@leaveittokandie. com COMEDY: Lisa Curry (The World Famous) Lisa Curry headlines, Chris Trew opens and Shaunak Ghodkhindi hosts. 10 p.m. $3. www. EVENTS: Presidential Debate (Ciné Barcafé) Watch the third debate. 8:30 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Presidential Debate (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Room 271) Watch the candidates go toe-to-toe on the big screen. Dr. Paul Gurian, associate professor of political science at UGA, will introduce the debate and facilitate discussion. 8 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: You Ain’t Nothin But A Pound Dog (The Foundry) Swing by for happy hour featuring food and drink specials, plus live music by The Screw Tops. Proceeds benefit the Athens Area Humane Society. 6 p.m. EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Cortez Garza. 4–7 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: The Final Presidential Debate (Hi-Lo Lounge) Watch the final presidential debate viewing with commentary by Ming Vase. Which candidate will perform the Seven Wonders of tax reform, affordable healthcare, jobs, security, cyber, resurrection and not being a lizard person? 8:30 p.m. www.hiloathens. com GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie, Eastside) Every Wednesday. 7–9 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920 GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Horror Movie Pictionary (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Tis the season. 6 p.m. GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Saucehouse Barbeque) Gather a team and compete. 8 p.m. GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, Downtown and Broad St. locations) Every Wednesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! blindpigtavern GAMES: Bingo (Highwire Lounge) House cash and drink prizes. Hosted by DJ LaDarius. 8 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday. 7 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: PRISM (Oconee County Library) PRISM is a safe space for all teens who share a common vision of equality. Grades 6–12. 6 p.m. FREE! oconee


KIDSTUFF: Chess Club (Oconee County Library) Ages 7 & up are invited to play. All experience levels welcome. 5 p.m. FREE! 706-7693950 KIDSTUFF: Paws and Relax (Oconee County Library) Relax with the company of therapy dogs. Grades 6–12. 7–8 p.m. FREE! www. LECTURES & LIT: Walk through the Hundred Acre Wood (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Aalto discusses The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood. A book signing will follow. 10:30 a.m. $12. 706542-6156 LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Barnes & Noble) Meet local author John Vance in celebration of his latest novel In Mind of the Vampire. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1195 LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Avid Bookshop) Jay Asher celebrates his newest book, What Light. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop. com LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Avid Bookshop) Boom Athens and Avid Bookshop present author Dr. Mary Guinan in celebration of her new book, Adventures of a Female Medical Detective. 12 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Mental Health Reform Symposium (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) Hear a discussion on “The History of Mental Illnesses in Georgia: Moving Away from a Difficult Past.” 1–4 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Poe Book Discussion (ACC Library) This month’s meeting of Talking About Books focuses on the work of Edgar Allan Poe. Newcomers welcome. Part of Poe-tober. See Art Notes on p. 12. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-6133650, MEETINGS: Lunch & Learn (Four Athens) Jacqui Chew, Marketing Catalyst at ATDC and organizer of TEDxPeachtree, leads a lecture on “Startup Marketing to Build Support for Your MVP.” Lunch is provided. RSVP. 12 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Tech Happy Hour (The World Famous) Meet local entrepreneurs, tech talent and other fellow Athenians who are making cool stuff at this weekly Four Athens networking happy hour. 6 p.m. FREE! www. MEETINGS: Community Office Hours (The Globe) Pop in for a quick session of free business advice. Every third Wednesday of the month. 2-4 p.m. FREE! www. PERFORMANCE: The Center City Brass Quintet (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) The all-star ensemble will play works by Bach, Debussy and Leonard Bernstein. 8 p.m. $36. THEATER: The 39 Steps (SeneyStovall Chapel) See Tuesday listing for full description Oct. 18–19, 7 p.m. $5.

Thursday 20 ART: Thursday Twilight Tour (Georgia Museum of Art) View selections from the permanent collection on a tour led by docents. 7 p.m. FREE! ART: Third Thursday Art Series (Athens, GA) Seven galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA,

Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center. 6-9 p.m. FREE! ART: Artist Reception (KA Artist Shop) See portraits by 44 local artists in “The Art of Portraiture.” 7–9 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Tech Tips (ACC Library) This session’s topic is “Online Shopping.” 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. CLASSES: Contemporary Master Class (Dancefx) Brooke Lipton is a renowned choreographer who has worked on “Glee” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” 5:30 p.m. $35. 706-355-3078 COMEDY: Comic Strip (Bar Georgia) Show-up and go-up comedy open mic. Hosted by Alia Ghosheh and Veronica Darby. 9 p.m. $5. EVENTS: The Agency Fashion Show (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) “Spectrum” will show a transition from street style to couture, provided by local boutiques including Community, Dynamite, Agora Vintage, Atomic, Pitaya, Cheeky Peach and more. 8 p.m. $3–5. www. EVENTS: Harvest Festival (Lyndon House Arts Center) Celebrate Georgia’s history and see dozens of exhibitors demonstrating skills such as beekeeping, soap making, quilting, woodworking, blacksmithing and more. 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! harvest EVENTS: Athens History & Hauntings Tour (Athens Welcome Center) The UGA Special Collections Library and Classic City Tours present a haunted history tour through downtown and North Campus. Each stroll reveals the backstories of landmarks and lore. See Art Notes on p. 12. 5:30–7:30 p.m. $15. 706-3531820, EVENTS: Octobeefest (Terrapin Beer Co.) Receive information about the benefits of pollination from UGA Entomology Department students, observe insects and anthropods, sample honey and local beers. 5:30 p.m. $10. EVENTS: Athens CVB Annual Meeting and Hospitality Awards (The Classic Center) The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau will host area hospitality industry representatives. The local tourism industry will gather to celebrate the importance of tourism and the contributions of the workforce. 8:30 a.m. (breakfast), 9 a.m. (program). FILM: Brooklyn Bridge Film Series: Brooklyn Bridge (Georgia Museum of Art) In this documentary, Ken Burns captures the physical majesty of the bridge. Screened in conjunction with the exhibition “Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883–1950.” 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum. org GAMES: Music Trivia (Saucehouse Barbeque) Meet at the bar for a round of trivia. 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Entertainment Trivia (Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q) Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. Every Thursday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8511 GAMES: Duplicate Bridge (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Beginner and experienced players welcome. 7 p.m. ejstapler@ KIDSTUFF: Baby Music Jam (Oconee County Library) Preschool aged children and their caregivers play instruments, sing and dance together. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706613-3950

LECTURES & LIT: Becoming an Independent Industry Writer & Publisher (ACC Library) Learn how to syndicate your content to niche markets and make money doing so. 6:30 p.m. FREE! dbaker@ LECTURES & LIT: OLLI Continuing Education Lecture (Madison Morgan Cultural Center) Mary Miller discusses “75 Years of the Peabody Awards.” Presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, this lecture is for ages 50 & up. 2:30 p.m. $10. 706-342-4743 MEETINGS: Community Meeting (Stroud Elementary School) Discuss plans to restore water quality in Trail Creek. 5:30 p.m. watershed@ MEETINGS: Georgia Climate Change Coalition (ACC Library) Athens Citizens Climate Lobby and Georgia Change Coalition present “Facing Georgia’s Climate and Energy Future: Athens Town Hall Meeting.” 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. 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. 8:30 a.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Thursday Scholarship Series: UGA Opera Theater (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The program includes Mozart’s “The Impresario” and Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi.” Oct. 20–21, 7:30 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $20. www.pac. THEATER: A Raisin in the Sun (UGA Fine Arts Building, Cellar Theatre) UGA Black Theatrical Ensemble’s fall show is a 1959 American classic by Lorraine Hansberry. See Theater Notes on p. 11. Oct. 20–22, 7:30 p.m. & Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m. $5–12. 706-542-8069

Friday 21 ART: “I Want Your Skull: A Halloween Art Show” (Flicker Theatre & Bar) See spooky artwork by Dan Smith, Missy Kulik, Lauren Gregg, Mike Groves, Lou Kregel, Eric Hernandez, Kira Hegeman, Klon Waldrip, Cap Man Straehla, Brian Kindamo, Marilyn Estes, Steven Milsap, Tex Crawford, Charley Ferlito, Rachel Blair, Blackbird Jenny and Will Eskridge. See Art Notes on p. 12. 5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! www. ART: Emerging Scholars Symposium Keynote Lecture (Georgia Museum of Art) Richard Haw presents “How the Brooklyn Bridge Made New York Modern.” Haw is the author of The Brooklyn Bridge: A Cultural History. 5:30 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Light the Night Walk (The Classic Center) There will be food and festivities before the 1.8 mile walk which raises money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 5:30 p.m. EVENTS: Athens Human Rights Festival Fundraiser (Terrapin Beer Co.) Live music by Fat Arm Daddy. Proceeds benefit next year’s festival. 4:30–7:30 p.m. EVENTS: Morning Mindfulness (Georgia Museum of Art) Join instructor Jerry Gale for a meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby. 9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE!, EVENTS: La Vie en Rose (40 Watt Club) The size-inclusive fashion

show features collections from Brittani Bumb’s Untitled Thoughts and Becky Brooks Thread Becky apparel lines, plus a “Shades of Pink” showcase featuring other local designers. Followed by a dance party with DJ Immuzikation. Proceeds benefit Athens Breast Fest. See Calendar Pick on p. 17. 8 p.m. $8–10. EVENTS: Classic City Chili CookOff (Bar South) Sample homemade chili and vote on Best Flaming, Best Veggie, Best Classic and Best Restaurant. Proceeds benefit Four Athens. 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. $5–10. FILM: Gonzoriffic Underground Movie Show (Ciné Barcafé) The annual late-night movie show brings a unique brand of bizarre and beautiful DIY cinema to the big screen. See Art Notes on p. 12. Oct. 21–22, 12 a.m. $5. KIDSTUFF: Scary Movie Day (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Enjoy a frightful film with popcorn. Ages 8 & up. The film will be rated PG. 4 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Spanish Storytime (Oconee County Library) Listen and practice Spanish songs and stories. Participants do not need to speak Spanish. 4 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Halloween at Gargoyle Mansion (Athens Little Playhouse) The audience helps actors tell the story of the Gargoyle family and their ghoulish trick-ortreaters. Oct. 21-22, 28-29, 7 p.m. Oct. 23 & 30, 3 p.m. alps.gargoyle@ PERFORMANCE: Thursday Scholarship Series: UGA Opera Theater (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) See Thursday listing for full description Oct. 20–21, 7:30 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $20. www.pac. PERFORMANCE: Epic-est (Canopy Studio) Canopy’s Repertory Compay and Acro Athens present a “Epic-est: The Final Chapter.” Oct. 21–22, 8 p.m. Oct. 22, 4 p.m. Oct. 23, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6–15. www.canopystudio. org PERFORMANCE: UGA Golden Age Band (UGA North Campus Lawn) Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic lunch for an outdoor concert on the lawn. 12 p.m. FREE! THEATER: A Raisin in the Sun (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Thursday listing for full description Oct. 20–22, 7:30 p.m. & Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m. $5–12. 706-542-8069

Saturday 22 ART: Emerging Scholars Symposium (Georgia Museum of Art) Current graduate students and other emerging scholars share their knowledge in “Modernism Made Monumental,” a symposium held in conjunction with the exhibition “Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883–1950.” 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. ART: Lickskillet Artists Market (Lyndon House Arts Center) Lickskillet features over 60 artists booths, artist demonstrations, performances by local musicians, children’s activities and food trucks as well as Ware-Lyndon Historic House tours. See Art Notes on p. 12. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Basic Botany: Lives of the Plants (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Explore the biology of flowering plants in this introduction to general plant anatomy, morphology, physiology and genetics. 9

a.m.–5 p.m. $105. www.botgarden. EVENTS: Flavors of Fall (Farmview Market, 2610 Eatonton Rd. Madison) Activities include Farmview Market food vendors, crafts, pumpkin decorating, face painting and a tractor show. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: India in Athens (Healing Arts Centre) The evening will include Indian food, music, fashion and the art of Mehndi. Proceeds benefit Embracing the World. 4-9 p.m. Donations encouraged. EVENTS: 50 Shades of Pink Affair (The Classic Center) Guests are asked to wear semi-formal pink attire. Proceeds benefit the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support. 6–9 p.m. $40. 800-561-9068, 706-206-3154 EVENTS: Pie Eating Contest (Pouch Savory World of Pies) Sign up in the store or show up as a spectator to see who can eat six Pouch Pies the fastest. 2 p.m. FREE! 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. EVENTS: Walk to End Alzheimer’s (Stegeman Coliseum) Start, join or support a team in the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care and research. 8 a.m. (registration), 9 a.m. (ceremony), 9:30 a.m. (walk). www.alz. org/walk EVENTS: Transpectacle (The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe’s Roasting Company) The event includes live paintings by many local and regional muralists, art installations, art vendors, art cars, food from Preserve and coffee from Jittery Joe’s. Live music by Reverend Tribble and the Deacons, Casper and the Cookies, Cledus Jeremiah Jones and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 17. 10 a.m.–10 p.m. $5–7. www. EVENTS: Friends of the Garden Holiday Flea Market (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) The flea market will offer holiday décor, jewelry, gift wrap, trees, ornaments and lights. 8 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Arm Wrestling Tournament (Buffalo’s Café) Win prizes. 12 p.m. EVENTS: 6th Annual Latin@ Fest (Creature Comforts Brewery) Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and contributions of the local Latino immigrant community through art, dancing, food, music, kids activities and more. See performances by the Tonalli Danza Folkórica Mexicana, Danza Azteca del Señor San José, Aklla Sumaq Danza, Salsa Dance Collective, Athens Tango Project, Incatepec, Mani (boleros singer) and more. 1–6 p.m. dignidad.enathens EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. Live music by Generations (8 a.m.) and Bulldog Brass Quintet (10 a.m.). Today features an educational activity with the Master Gardeners. 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Alter Ego Masquerade Party (Live Wire) Embrace your inner monster. Proceeds benefit the Samaritan Center for Counseling and Wellness. Followed by an afterparty. 6–10 p.m. $35–40. www.

EVENTS: Athens Pet Expo & Adoption Event (The Classic Center) Meet adoptable cats and dogs. The family friendly event includes games, demonstrations, a pet costume contest, face painting and services such as heartworm testing. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. FILM: Gonzoriffic Underground Movie Show (Ciné Barcafé) See Friday listing for full description Oct. 21–22, 12 a.m. $5. www.athenscine. com KIDSTUFF: Saturday Morning Club (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The UGA Wind Symphony will perform and examine the music of “Star Wars.” For ages 4–12 and their guardians. 10 a.m. FREE! www.pac. KIDSTUFF: Cubelets (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Make a mini robot with interactive robotbuilding cubes. Ages 8 & up. 2 p.m. FREE! madison KIDSTUFF: Halloween at Gargoyle Mansion (Athens Little Playhouse) See Friday listing for full description Oct. 21-22, 28-29, 7 p.m. Oct. 23 & 30, 3 p.m. alps. KIDSTUFF: Scary, Oozy, Slimy Day (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Learn about slippery, slimy and misunderstood creatures through games, crafts, activities and the opportunity to see and touch animals like snakes and hissing cockroaches. Costumes encouraged. 4–7 p.m. $3–5. www.athensclarkecounty. com/leisure LECTURES & LIT: Writer’s Circle (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Hargrett Library) Serious writers may bring up to three pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books form Hargrett’s Collections. 2–4:30 p.m. FREE! OUTDOORS: Vulture Festival 2016 (ACC Landfill) Join the ACC Recycling Division, Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail and the Oconee Rivers Audobon Society as they celebrate nature’s clean-up crew, the vultures! Singer-songwriter Marty Winkler and percussionist Tony Oscar will provide music. 8 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3512, PERFORMANCE: Movement Circulation (East Athens Educational Dance Center) The GIFTED Performing Ensemble presents advanced-level students in ballet, contemporary, lyrical, jazz and more. 6 p.m. $8. PERFORMANCE: Grotesque Burlesque (40 Watt Club) What a tease! Be prepared to witness the most horribly sexy acts known to science, magic and the Elder Gods. Mostly naked people are to be expected, along with devilish music, eldritch dancers and mysterious variety acts. See Art Notes on p. 12. 9 p.m. $5–7. goburlesque@ PERFORMANCE: Epic-est (Canopy Studio) See Friday listing for full description Oct. 21–22, 8 p.m. Oct. 22, 4 p.m. Oct. 23, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6–15. THEATER: Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe (Seney-Stovall Chapel) Eric Coble’s play adapts four of Edgar Allan Poe’s works “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Part of Poe-tober. See Theater Notes on p. 11. 7 p.m. $5 (w/ student ID), $10. THEATER: Drunk! Macbeth (The Globe) The Boozy Bard Players pres-

ent drunk Shakespeare. See Theater Notes on p. 11. 9 p.m. $5–8. Find it on Facebook. THEATER: A Raisin in the Sun (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Thursday listing for full description Oct. 20–22, 7:30 p.m. & Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m. $5–12. 706-542-8069

Sunday 23 ART: Artist Reception (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Beth Thompson’s exhibition, “Ocean Bound: Upstream and Downstream,” includes kaleidoscopic photographs of the Broad River and its tributaries. The images are part of her larger “Possible Perceptions” series. 12–3 p.m. FREE! ART: Artist Reception (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) “Sound Check” is a series of watercolor portraits of Athens musicians by local painter Jackie Dorsey. Musicians include Thayer Sarrano, Mike Cooley,

chefs, entertainment and more. Sample the cuisine from the Foundry’s award-winning culinary team. 1–5 p.m. $10–12. EVENTS: Brunch in the Field (Woodland Gardens, 1355 Athens Rd., Winterville) Classic City Chefs & Cooks Association presents a benefit for the Atlanta Mission. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. $5–10. newsletters@ GAMES: Trivia Night (Buffalo’s Café) Alan’s Challenge. Every Sunday. 6:30 p.m. FREE! athens KIDSTUFF: Fall Festival (First Baptist Church) Activities include crafts, trunk-or-treating for kids and gift baskets. 5–7 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Halloween at Gargoyle Mansion (Athens Little Playhouse) See Friday listing for full description Oct. 21-22, 28-29, 7 p.m. Oct. 23 & 30, 3 p.m. alps. LECTURES & LIT: Tragedy of the

Alison Brown plays the Oconee River Belles fundraiser at The Foundry on Thursday, Oct. 20. Patterson Hood, Sienna Chandler, Seth Hendershot and more. Live music by Sam Burchfield begins at 8 p.m. See Calendar Pick on p. 17. 6:30 p.m. FREE! ART: Lacemaking in Georgia Art Exhibition (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) The Athens Lacemakers celebrate the opening of their exhibition with a demonstration of their craft: bobbin lace. 2–4 p.m. FREE! COMEDY: Billy Wayne Davis (The World Famous) The Tennessee comedian has apeared on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and “WTF with Marc Maron.” 9 p.m. EVENTS: Ukulele Potluck (No. 3 Railroad St., Arnoldsville) Songbooks from the I Love Ukulele Festival will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite songs to share. 5-8 p.m. $2. home.html EVENTS: Bridal Open House (Graduate Athens) Meet wedding vendors including photographers, florists, wedding planners, pastry

Commons (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Discuss environmental justice. Speaker Joel Izlar is an activist, scholar, community social worker and PhD student at UGA. 1:30 p.m. FREE! uufaca@ MEETINGS: Friends of the Madison County Library General Meeting (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Jennifer Ivey, branch manager of the library, presents “Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference” about a science installation coming to the library later this month. 3 p.m. FREE! 76-795-5597 PERFORMANCE: Epic-est (Canopy Studio) See Friday listing for full description Oct. 21–22, 8 p.m. Oct. 22, 4 p.m. Oct. 23, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6–15.

Monday 24 EVENTS: Line Dancing with Ron Putman (Buffalo’s Café) For all skill levels. 6–8:30 p.m. $5.

EVENTS: Taste ‘n’ Jam (Lake Oconee Village, Greensboro) Sample food and drink from local restaurants. Live music by The Jake Bartley Band. 6–8 p.m. GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Rock and Roll Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Get a team together and show off your extensive music knowledge! Hosted by Jonathan Thompson. 9 p.m. FREE! GAMES: 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. GAMES: Meet up Monday (The Rook and Pawn) This month features supernatural and horror titles like Mysterium, Eldritch Horror, Zombicide, Bang: The Walking Dead and Betrayal at the House on the Hill. RSVP on 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty South Entertainment Trivia (Ovation 12) Hosted by Nic. Play for prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Duplicate Bridge (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Beginner and experienced players welcome. 1 p.m. $5. KIDSTUFF: Pumpkin Decorating Workshop (Oconee County Library) Decorate (without carving) a pumpkin. Craft supplies provided. BYOPumpkin. Ages 11 & under. 12–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee LECTURES & LIT: Opportunity School District Amendment Panel Discussion (UGA School of Law, Hirsh Hall, Hatton-Lovejoy Courtroom) Discuss “Amendment 1” on this November’s ballot. The UGA Law chapter of the American Constitution Society hosts a panel discussion with four education activists to debate the merits of the amendment. 5:30 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Dirty Dulcimers (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Learn to play and read music with other dulcimer players. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/madison SPORTS: Monday Night Group Run (Fleet Feet, 1694 S. Lumpkin St.) Join a group for three or five social miles. 6 p.m.

Tuesday 25 CLASSES: Finding Employment Online (ACC Library) Learn how to create professional looking resumes and cover letters then get tips on how to find and apply to jobs online. Registration required. 10 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 354 CLASSES: Community CPR (Athens Regional Medical Center) Receive a two-year certification. 5:30–8 p.m. $30. $40. calendar EVENTS: 5th Tuesday Tastings (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) This month’s theme is “Rhone Wines.” 6 p.m. $20. 706-354-7901, FILM: Bad Movie Night: Night Ripper (Ciné Barcafé) Two sleazy, glamour shot photographers get

mixed up in a series of grisly murders involving fashion models in this shot-on-videotape, soap-operafueled slasher. 8:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) See Tuesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Nic every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706354-7289 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Playtest Track (The Rook and Pawn) Tonight features prototype copies of Campy Creatures from Mattox Shuler and Keymaster Games. 7:30 p.m. GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) See Tuesday listing for full description 6 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Bingo (Ted’s Most Best) Win drinks, sweet treats and gift cards. Every Tuesday on the patio. 6 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Taqueria Tsunami, Downtown) Surf the trivia wave every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (The Savory Spoon) See Tuesday listing for full description 7 p.m. FREE! 706-367-5721 KIDSTUFF: Preschool Storytime (ACC Library) Ages 2–5. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens KIDSTUFF: Halloween “Spooktacular” Carnival (Lay Park) Featuring candy, a haunted maze, Halloween-themed games and more. For ages 5–12. 6–8 p.m. $3-5. halloween KIDSTUFF: East Athens Halloween Carnival (East Athens Community Center) Games, activities, face painting and family fun. 5:30–7 p.m. $3. LECTURES & LIT: Health Care and Your Retirement (ACC Library) Edward Jones financial advisor Mike Williams hosts a seminar on understanding Medicare coverage and traditional medical expenses, long-term medical care expenses and strategies for addressing uncovered expenses. 12 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Community Forum (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) Part of the “Ready, Steady, Vote!” series, this forum discusses “The Divided States of America: How Can We Get Work Done Even When We Disagree?” 2 p.m. FREE! rbrl. PERFORMANCE: Music from the Golden Age of Russian Culture (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) The concert is inspired by the exhibition “Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects,” and will focus on 19th century Russian music. 8 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Viola Recital (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Jacob Adams has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and the El Escorial Palace in Spain. 6 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Student Composers Association Concert (The Dancz Center for New Music) Student composers share their new works in a fall concert. 5 p.m. FREE! k continued on next page



THE CALENDAR! THEATER: Poe Pub Crawl (Sister Louisa’s, Manhattan, Little Kings Shuffle Club and Max Canada) Rose of Athens Theatre presents a pub crawl with costumed pop-up performances along the way. 7 p.m. www.

Wednesday 26 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Docents lead a tour of highlights from the collection. 2 p.m. FREE! COMEDY: Kyle Kinane (40 Watt Club) Kyle Kinane is an acclaimed comedian seen frequently on Comedy Central. His most recent special, “I Liked His Old Stuff Better,” was filmed at the 40 Watt. 8 p.m. $21. EVENTS: UGA 2015 Law School Fair (Miller Learning Center, 4th Floor) Prospective law students can meet with recruiters from more than law schools across the country. 3–6 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music from Malarkey Brothers. 4–7 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Umano Sample Sale (Creature Comforts Brewery) Umano, a local fashion brand featured on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” often uses children’s artwork on its products to benefit charities. The brand will also have a small batch of bulldog “Beat Florida” shirts and a “Get Comfortable” shirt in collaboration with creature comforts. Your Pie and King of Pops will be present. 4–7 p.m. GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie, Eastside) Every Wednesday. 7–9 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) See Wednesday listing for full description 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) See Wednesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, Downtown and Broad St. locations) Every Wednesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! blindpigtavern GAMES: Bingo (Highwire Lounge) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920 GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Saucehouse Barbeque) Gather a team and compete. 8 p.m. GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday. 7 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: The Snot Cycle: Keep Them Healthy (reBlossom Mama Baby Shop) Keep your babies healthy during the winter season. 12 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Ciné Barcafé) Meet film studies professor and author David


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Bordwell, author of Film Art: An Introduction and Film History: An Introduction. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. LECTURES & LIT: Dr. Dana Walrath (Lamar Dodd School of Art, S151) Author and TEDx speaker Dr. Dana Walrath will discuss “Comics, Medicine and Healing Through Story,” connecting Edgar Allan Poe’s writing to his struggles with mental illness. Part of Poetober. 5 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: ICE Conversation: Ecovention (Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S160) Discuss how the artistic imagination can be made practical and visionary in the environmental movement. The conversation includes a survey on historical and current art projects and movements that are designed to help restore ecosystems. 12 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Tech Happy Hour (The World Famous) See Wednesday listing for full description 6 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: United States Marine Band (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) “The President’s Own” band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. The 125th anniversary of the Marine Band Tour features patriotic, popular and orchestral music with works by John Philip Sousa, John Williams, George Gershwin and more. 8 p.m. FREE! (tickets required).

Wednesday 19 Big Daddy Mike’s Barbecue 6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3888 OPEN MIC Sing loud, sing proud. Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Bands are welcome, backline is provided and it rocks until 2 a.m. Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. DEEPER Intricate dream-pop music from this Chicago band. FANTASY GUYS “Tropical dreampop” three-piece from Atlanta. TRIP LACY Solo R&B and pop project from local musician Kip Lacy. JAM REHEARSAL New solo project from Ash Rickli.

Locos Grill & Pub 6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location) KIP JONES Local songwriter playing folk, rock, R&B and country covers and some of his own tunes. No. 3 Railroad Street 7 p.m. THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz/ Dixieland band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 CALEB KEITH Local “dusty-boot Americana” singer-songwriter. The Office Lounge 7 p.m. 706-546-0840 STEVE SHIVER Athens-based singer-songwriter performs. Every Wednesday!

LINGUA FRANCA Athens-based “chick-rap” project inspired by ‘90s underground hip hop. The Foundry Oconee River Belles. 7 p.m. $35 (adv.), $40 (door). www.thefoundryathens. com ALISON BROWN BAND Acclaimed as one of today’s finest progressive banjo players, Brown’s influences expand far beyond bluegrass. She’ll be joined by singer Claire Lynch, as well as a special appearance by The Indigo Girls. SANS ABRI Local folk duo featuring members of Packway Handle Band. Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www. NATURAL CHILD Grimy, Nashvillebased proto-garage band. T. HARDY MORRIS AND THE HARDKNOCKS Dead Confederate

The Foundry 6 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens. com KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

Big Daddy Mike’s Barbecue 7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3888 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the queen of karaoke! Buffalo’s Café 7 p.m. $5. COUNTRY RIVER Local classic country group that has been together for 25 years.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www. COUNTRY MUSIC SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND Featuring Mike Dekle, Brian Burke, Todd Cowart and Clay Leverett.

Omni plays the Caledonia Lounge on Friday, Oct. 21. Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana. The Foundry Happy Hour. 6 p.m. $5. THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin’ the blues since 1962. Proceeds Benefit the Humane Society.

Iron Factory 9 p.m. 706-395-6877 TONY B The local rapper and producer celebrates the release of his new album, Humble. Also featuring performances from Ant Da Ripper, We’re Weird, Will the Producer, Celina Lina and Mackboy & Big Guap.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www. THE REVIVALISTS This New Orleans band plays a vibrant mix of funk, jazz and rock. THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT Described as “raucous rock ‘n’ roll,” this five-piece band from Glasgow gives a fresh take on this classic genre.

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!

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.


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Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m. TABLOID Anthemic, jumpy pop rock from members of Little Gold, Hot Fudge, Blunt Bangs and Marshmallow Coast. BOOK OF COLORS Atlanta-based psychedelic folk collective with a Brazilian vibe. CHRISTOPHER WITHOUT HIS LIVER Songwriter Chris Ingham plays a set of acoustic folk-punk.

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Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Classic City Collection Launch Party. 8 p.m. FREE! MOSAIC Indie-folk group from Athens. SON & THIEF Melodic and lush local indie rock band.

Your Pie 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Road location) HALEM ALBRIGHT A blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar, from rock to reggae, Americana to experimental.

Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20). www. OMNI Lo-fi pop band from Atlanta featuring former members of Deerhunter and Carnivores. NEW WIVES Charming Athens indie rockers with a noisy, melodic edge. THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.


Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door). www. RON POPE Nashville-based indie artist that specializes in country-rock. ROB BAIRD Americana singersongwriter. TRUETT Soulful folk singer-songwriter. On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www. DEADWIN Folk-rock duo from Charleston, SC.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

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. The World Famous 12 a.m. THE YEAHTONES Riff-laden, retroinfluenced rock band from Brooklyn, NY.

Thursday 20 Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. NANNERCUP New local blues-rock three-piece. COUCHLOCKED New psychedelic/ progressive folk duo. GROSS No info available. Ciné Barcafé 9:30 p.m. $5. WANDA Local indie band that’s equal parts seashore lyrics, ethereal pop hooks and garage guitar. GAUCHE Herky-jerky, minimalist post-punk group from Washington, DC.

frontman and his band perform a set of pedal steel-tinged grunge-folk. NEIGHBOR LADY Twangy, melodic rock group led by local singersongwriter Emily Braden. On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www. PROFESORAS School teachers by day, winsome DJs by night. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John “Dr. Fred” Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. The Hedges on Broad 10 p.m. FREE! www.hedgesonbroad. com LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Playing funky, soulful rock and roll.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $7 (adv). $20 (day of). www. YACHT ROCK REVUE Georgia’s favorite ’70s light-rock tribute band returns to town to perform a highoctane set of cover songs. On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www. CBDB Alabama-based “joyfunk” band playing a mix of funk, progressive rock and jam fusion. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 REAP Local punk group. Formerly known as Christ Fucker. DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta faves.

Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE JAZZ A group of talented jazz musicians play every Thursday and Friday.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $7. DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music. Album-release show! BLACKWATER DEEP Athens-based acoustic indie-folk band. CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 THE FUSTICS Folk-rock band from North Carolina.

Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE JAZZ See Thursday’s listing for full description

Live Wire Light the Night Benefit. 7 p.m. $7–$12. HONEYWHEEL Athens-based progressive rock band. EP release show! Lumpkin Street Station 10 p.m. LumpkinStreetStation BOSCO New local indie rock band featuring featuring Tim Foley, Joshua Sherrill and Jack Colclough. CD release party! NANNERCUP New local blues-rock three-piece. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble. 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. 706-546-0840 WILD CARD Local country/Southern rock trio. Saucehouse Barbeque 7 p.m. FREE! LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs tasty sets of funky Southern folk rock ‘n’ roll on guitar, bass drum, harmonica and vocals. Southern Brewing Company 4:30 p.m. $12. MOBCORIELLIS TRIO No info available.

Saturday 22 Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! GENERATIONS New project consisting of Liam Parke, Evan Bradford and Jamaica Miller, playing originals and well-known folk covers (8 a.m.) BULLDOG BRASS QUINTET The premier graduate brass quintet of UGA includes students from across the globe. (10 a.m.) Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 THE OLE MAN BAND Playing classic rock and roll for the Classic City. Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20). www. BABY BABY Charismatic Atlanta band that can be described simply as “fun rock.” WIEUCA Local band playing cheeky, guitar-driven indie rock. MAD ACE Local beat-oriented, hip hop-influenced cellist. HAINTS New indie-pop project from Kris Barratt (Spring Tigers). The Foundry 9 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www. MANDOLIN ORANGE North Carolina-based folk duo that touches on bluegrass and country. See story on p. 15. DEAD HORSES Milwuakee-based Americana trio. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20. KELLER WILLIAMS KWAHTRO Singer-songwriter out of Fredericksburg, VA who plays

jammy, acoustic dance music. Featuring Gibb Droll, Danton Boller and Rodney Holmes. ZACH DEPUTY Singer-songwriter from Bluffton, SC who describes his sound as a combination of jam, funk and soul. On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJ BLOWPOP Joe Kubler (CGI Joe) spins a set of tunes. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. THE WYDELLES Local band playing country and melodramatic popular songs. TAYLOR JOINER & THE REMEDY Garage-folk act from Birmingham, AL. Highwire Lounge 11 p.m. $1 (headphone). 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 6 p.m. $5. lkshuffleclub ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CIRCUS An “unhinged psycho circus of local rock ‘n’ roll” featuring Magna Cum Lord, Free Associates, Nate and the Nightmares, The VG Minus, Mother the Car, The Grawks, Hunger Anthem and The Plague. Lyndon House Arts Center 10 a.m. FREE! www.lickskilletathens. org LICKSKILLET ARTIST MARKET & FESTIVAL Featuring music from Larry Forte, Qamar Tribal Odyssey Belly Dancers, Dixieland 5, Clay Leverett, The Lucky Jones, Norma Rae, Monsoon and The Heap. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 DOWNRIGHT Psych-funk collective from Birmingham, AL. The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840. NEW DIXIE BLUES Classic melodies and instrumentation with influences from blues and rock to country. Saucehouse Barbeque 7 p.m. FREE! HALEM ALBRIGHT A blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar, from rock to reggae, Americana to experimental. The World Famous 10 p.m. KYSHONA ARMSTRONG Soulful singer with a rootsy, bluesy sound. REUBEN BIDEZ Folk singer-songwriter from Nashville via Atlanta.

Sunday 23 Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com SAM BURCHFIELD The Atlantabased singer-songwriter plays a set of his folk-pop tunes. No. 3 Railroad Street 5 p.m. $2. UKULELE POTLUCK Songbooks

from the I Love Ukulele Festival will be provided, but bring your own favorites to share.

Monday 24 Caledonia Lounge 7 p.m. $14 (21+), $16 (18–20). www. RYLEY WALKER Singer-songwriter from Chicago whose work touches on folk, jazz and ‘60s psychedelia. See Calendar Pick on p. 17. CIRCUIT DES YEUX Folk chanteuse and noise maven Haley Fohr’s sound vacillates between lo-fi and songwriting sophistication. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www. BLADES OF STEEL Spinning a showcase of all things heavy from yesterday and today. Guests are encouraged to bring records. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night every Monday. Hosted by Larry Forte. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead. UGA Performing Arts Center 8 p.m. $67-$77. MIKE MILLS ROCK CONCERTO R.E.M.’s Mills and Robert McDuffie perform a concerto for violin, rock band and string orchestra, featuring Fifth House Ensemble. See story on p. 14. The World Famous 9 p.m. $3. EXPERIMENTAL MONDAYS Featuring performances from Michael Lauden, Pastor Randy, Dong Kang and more.

Tuesday 25 The Foundry 6 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www. RICHARD BUCKNER Long-running, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter who integrates acoustic folk and more abstract influences in his work. See Calendar Pick on p. 17. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www. GANJA WHITE NIGHT Bass-focused EDM duo. ORGANIK Atlanta-based bass music producer. B2B No info available. DJ VARIANT Local electronic maven Chris Thompson explores drum and bass and dubstep. On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www. ANDY BRUH Local DJ Andy Herrington spins and mixes dubstep, EDM and bass music for a special “Birthday Bash.” 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 26 Big Daddy Mike’s Barbecue 6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3888 OPEN MIC See Wednesday’s listing for full description 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.




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Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! MALARKEY BROTHERS Celtic folkrock group. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. COREY FLOWERS Local guitarist who is versed in both classical and heavy metal. DARYL SHAWN Guitarist and songwriter from Pittsburgh, PA. PARIUH “Absurdist art-rock” duo split between Boston and Miami. The Foundry 6 p.m. $5. THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring Sam Burchfield, Grant Cowan, Ben Morrison, Sarah Elizabeth, Kevin Whitfield and Lily Rose. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www. PUP Popular Canadian punk group. JEFF ROSENSTOCK Known as the frontman for globe-trotting group Bomb the Music Industry, Rosenstock performs high-energy pop-punk. CAYETANA Philadelphia-based indie rock band. HARD GIRLS Buzzworthy, Californiabased indie-punk group. KATE ELLEN No info available. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 7 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com W. FREEMAN LEVERETT See Wednesday’s listing for full description Locos Grill & Pub 6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location) PULLIN’ STRINGS Bluegrass band playing a mix of originals and covers from the likes of The Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 ROD MELANCON Singer-songwiter playing “songs from the Louisiana bayous.” The Office Lounge 7 p.m. 706-546-0840 STEVE SHIVER Athens-based singer-songwriter performs. Every Wednesday! Porterhouse Grill 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

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Art 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition (Lyndon House Arts Center) All visual art welcome. Drop off entry forms and up to three works on Jan. 26, 12:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. or Jan. 27, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. Exhibition opens Mar. 3. $25 submission fee. www. Call for Artists (Farmington Depot Gallery) Now accepting applications for the Holidaze Artists Market on Dec. 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. Deadline Nov. 1. farmingtongallery@, www.farmingtondepot Call for Artists (Historic Michaels Brothers Building, 320 E. Clayton St.) Seeking artists for rotating exhibits in the Park Plaza Executive Offices reception area. Email three photos of work or drop by the 4th floor Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Friday, 8:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5:30 p.m. parkplaza, www. 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. 706-613-3623, www.athensclarke 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. Visit website for complete guidelines and application. 706-542-6014, www.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Visions of MLKâ&#x20AC;? Art Exhibition (Lyndon House Arts Center) Seeking artists and writers to contribute works to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Visions of MLKâ&#x20AC;? exhibition. The center will provide 11â&#x20AC;?x14â&#x20AC;? panels for the first 18 collaborative teams. Reserve a panel by Nov. 1. Exhibition runs Jan. 14â&#x20AC;&#x201C;21. 706-613-3623,

Classes Adult Acting Classes (Circle Ensemble Theatre Company) Classes culminate with a private performance and party. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 26â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 2, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $125. Adult Tumbling (Bishop Park) Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flipping fun. For ages 17 & up. Wednesdays through Nov. 30, 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15/class. 706613-3589 Athens Area Master Gardener Program (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Participants will learn horticulture principles and practices. Fill out online application by Nov. 1. Classes held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m., Januaryâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;March. $220. Building Connections (State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Adult Classroom) Sarah Hubbard will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Building Connection: A Pathway to Developing a Deeper Sense of Awareness to the Natural World.â&#x20AC;? Tuesdays, Oct. 18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 13. $145. 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. Code Classes (Four Athens) Learn to code with one-day boot camps in Web Fundamentals (Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Dec. 3 or Dec. 17). Six-week classes are offered in Intro to Ruby and Intro to JavaScript (twice a week Nov. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 15). www.fourathens. com/classes Computer Building Basics (Lay Park) Participants will learn how to build a budget-friendly, personal computer from scratch. Registration required. Ages 18 & up. Nov. 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. $30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;45. Gentle Hatha Yoga (Center City Ballet and Movement, 750A Chase St.) Ongoing classes for people wanting a mindful approach to stress reduction, relaxation and stillness. $13/week., Holiday Wreath Making Program (Rocksprings Community Center) Make a new wreath for the holiday season in this two-day workshop. Materials provided. Oct. 19 & Oct. 26, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. $25â&#x20AC;&#x201C;38. www.athensclarke Intro to Knitting (Oconee County Library) Bring your own needles and yarn and learn how to knit. Thursdays through Oct. 27. FREE! Lunchtime Workout (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) All skill levels welcome. BYO mat. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 p.m. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10. Lunchtime Yoga (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) Annie Marcum teaches Mondays. Margaret Thomas teaches Wednesdays and Fridays. BYO mat.

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Artwork by Cindy Jerrell is included in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wild Rumpus Art Show,â&#x20AC;? a group exhibition of spooky works currently on view at Creature Comforts through Saturday, Oct. 29. 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 OCAF Art Classes (OCAF, Watkinsville) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cuttlefish Casting Workshop with Barbara Mann.â&#x20AC;? Oct. 22, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $110. www. Quilting Classes (Crooked Pine Quilts) Amanda Whitsel offers classes in quilting and sewing for all levels and ages. 706-318-2334,, Spanish Classes (ALCES) ALCES offers beginner and intermediate classes in Spanish. $75 per month, plus materials. 706-549-5002, Tai Chi Easy (Rocksprings Community Center, Rocksprings Park) An hour of healthful exercise for adults. No experience necessary. Thursdays, 10 a.m. $3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5. 706-6133602. Tech Savvy Seniors (Lay Park) These stress-free sessions are for ages 55 & up to better understand smart phones and tablets. Registration required. Thursdays through Oct. 27, 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 a.m. $8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. 706-613-3596, www.athensclarke Traditional Karate Training (Athens Yoshukai Karate) Learn traditional Yoshukai karate in a positive atmosphere. Classes held Sundaysâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Wednesdays. FREE! Yoga 101 for Beginners (Yurt Yoga Athens) Small, all-level classes in a beautiful natural environment. Morning and evening classes available. 706-548-3625, www.yurtyoga

Help Out Classic City Fringe Festival (Athens, GA) Seeking volunteers to help out leading up to and during the festival. Oct. 27â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30. www.classic

Lickskillet Artist Market & Festival (Lyndon House Arts Center) Volunteers are needed for assistance with set-up and clean up of Lickskillet Artist Market & Festival on Oct. 22, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. Email to volunteer. Transpectacle (The Tasting Room at Jittery Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roasting Company) Seeking volunteers for an event featuring live painters, art installations, food and musical performances. Oct. 22, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. crispyprintz@, transpectacle Tutors Needed (410 McKinley Dr.) Athens Tutorial Program is seeking volunteer tutors for grades Kâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8. Sessions are scheduled Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thursday, 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. 706-354-1653,

Kidstuff Craft Classes (Treehouse Kid and Craft) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art Schoolâ&#x20AC;? for ages 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 (Wednesdays, 11 a.m.), ages 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 (Wednesdays, 4 p.m.) and ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 (Thursdays, 4 p.m.). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Baby Sensory Art Sessionâ&#x20AC;? for ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;24 months (Wednesdays, 10 a.m.). www.tree Day Off School Programs (East Athens Community Center) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Science Campâ&#x20AC;? will explore the mysteries of science through projections and experiments. (Rocksprings Park) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Draculaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day off Schoolâ&#x20AC;? will have Halloween crafts, games and snacks. Oct. 28, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $15. Registration is required. www.athens Haunted House Teen Volunteer Nights (Oconee County Library) The Young Adult staff is looking for volunteers ages 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. Watch scary movies all week while you work on various Haunted House projects. Oct. 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;26, FREE! 706-769-3950 Pumpkin Decorating Contest (Oconee County Library) Decorate (no carving) a pumpkin like a book character and bring it to the library between Oct. 24â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct. 29. A workshop for decorating pumpkins

will be held Oct. 24 at 12 p.m. BYOPumpkin. www.athenslibrary. org/oconee The Heroines Club (1161 Long Rd.) A monthly mother-daughter empowerment circle based on the sharing of real-life heroines and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Sistersâ&#x20AC;? Circle is for ages 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Sistersâ&#x20AC;? Circle is for ages 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;14. Visit website for next meeting. $25.

Support Groups Alanon (540 Prince Ave.) Alanon: a 12-step recovery program for those affected by someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drinking. Noon and evening meetings are held throughout the week. FREE! www. Caregiversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Support Group (Tuckston United Methodist Church) Find support with other caregivers. Non-denominational meetings are held the third Sunday of each month. 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 Chronic Illness Support Group (Oasis Counseling Center) Six-week group meetings for individuals dealing with fibromyalgia, arthritis, lupus, cancer, severe injuries and other chronic medical conditions. Call to reserve spot. Every Wednesday, 1:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. through Apr. 10. $15/session. 706543-3522, info@oasiscounseling 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 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. Childcare provided. 24-hour crisis hotline: 706-543-3331. Teen texting line: 706-765-8019. Business: 706-549-0922. Meeting information: 706-613-3357, ext. 770. The Legacy Circle: A Monthly Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Empowerment Journey (The Mother-Daughter Nest, 1161 Long Rd.) Practice the art of sacred self-care and support your own personal growth. Eight women participate in sacred circling the first

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On The Street A Taste of the Holiday Season (East Athens Educational Dance Center) Seeking local actors, bands, chorale ensembles, dance groups and singers for a Christmasthemed event held Dec. 3 at the Morton Theatre. 706-613-3624,

Athens PĂŠtanque Club (Outside of 1000 Faces Coffee) Play a friendly game of PĂŠtanque at the PĂŠtanque terrain. Beginners welcome. Saturdays, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 a.m. athens, athens Athens Street Hockey (YMCA, Hockey Rink) Players of all skill levels can play in a local hockey rink. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. Bike Clinic (1075 W. Broad St.) Learn how to repair your bike with tools and advice from experts.

Thursdays, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $10 donation. DIY Craft Kits for Adults (Oconee County Library) Complete an easy do-it-yourself craft with a kit released on the 15th of each month. Kits are limited. 706-769-3950, Downtown Parade of Lights (Downtown Athens) Prizes will be awarded for the most original float, best use of the theme and best use of lights. Deadline Nov. 17. Parade on Dec. 1, 7 p.m. $40. www.athens f

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art around town AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Catherine Ponce draws animal heads in ink. Through October. 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, â&#x20AC;&#x153;VAPORS (Lost and Forgotten)â&#x20AC;? is a series of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miniature Worldâ&#x20AC;? assemblages by Lisa Freeman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fiber Reactionsâ&#x20AC;? features works by the Athens Fibercraft Guild. Works by members of the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation are also present. Through Dec. 16. â&#x20AC;˘ On view in the Myers Gallery â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Twelve-Year 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.) Self-taught painter Betsy Barth Withington captures the essence of North Georgia in the fall. Through October. ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poe-tober Art Show,â&#x20AC;? which features works by 50 artists, is part of a month-long celebration of Edgar Allan Poe, sponsored by the NEAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Big Read. Currently on view through October. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Second Annual Juried Exhibitionâ&#x20AC;? shows works selected by juror Annette Cone-Skelton of MOCA GA. Through Nov. 19. BENDZUNAS GLASS (89 W. South Ave., Comer) The family-run studio has been creating fine art glass for almost 40 years. CINĂ&#x2030; BARCAFE (234 W. Hancock Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once more foundered on this delightful shoreâ&#x20AC;? is a series of paintings by Benjamin Britton. Through Nov. 6. CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Stands: Environmental Sculpture by Chris Taylor.â&#x20AC;? Through Dec. 13. 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. CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wild Rumpus Art Showâ&#x20AC;? offers beasts, freaks, creeps and creatures of the night in various media by local artists including Timi Conley, Dan Smith, Athulhu, James Greer, Cindy Jerrell and more. Through Oct. 29. DONDEROSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Watercolor scenes of Athens by Jamie Calkin. Through Nov. 17. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Watercolors of local scenes by Jamie Calkin. Through October. FARMINGTON DEPOT GALLERY (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 14 artists, the gallery offers works by artists including Matt Alston, John Cleaveland, Peter Loose, Michael Pierce, Dan Smith, Cheri Wranosky and more. â&#x20AC;˘ The â&#x20AC;&#x153;All-Member Showâ&#x20AC;? features sculpture, painting, folk art, photography, mosaics, ceramics and more. Through October. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Want Your Skill: A Halloween Art Showâ&#x20AC;? includes spooky works from many local artists like Dan Smith, Missy Kulik, Marilyn Estes, Will Eskridge and Mike Groves. Reception Oct. 21. Currently on view through October. FRONTIER UPFRONT GALLERY (193 E. Clayton St.) Heidi Hensley shares a collection of canvas and wood paintings featuring Athens-based imagery. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tiny Universe twoâ&#x20AC;? is a biennial small works show featuring pieces by over 60 Athens and Atlanta artists who have exhibited at the gallery in the past. Through December. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Icons of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1950.â&#x20AC;? Through Dec. 11. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gifts and Prayers. The Romanovs and Their Subjects.â&#x20AC;? Through December. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Canyons: New York City on Paper.â&#x20AC;? Through December. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Living Color: Gary Hudson in the 1970s.â&#x20AC;? Through Jan. 8. â&#x20AC;˘ In the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Driving Forces: Sculpture by Lin Emergyâ&#x20AC;? presents four large kinetic sculptures. Through Apr. 2. GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Satisfaction Systemâ&#x20AC;? is a sitespecific installation by Garrett Hayes that suspends circular forms woven with scrap denim, rope and Electro-Luminescent wire. Through Apr. 15.

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. Through Oct. 24. HENDERSHOTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Jackie Dorseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s series of watercolor portraits, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sound Checkâ&#x20AC;? features Athens musicians including Thayer Sarrano, Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood, Sienna Chandler, Seth Hendershot, Sam Burchfield and more. Reception Oct. 23. Currently on view through October. HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) Sculptures and illustrations by Eddy Lezama. Through October. JITTERY JOEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EASTSIDE (1860 Barnett Shoals Rd.) A dark and haunted set of photos from across the east coast by Paul Ohmer. Through October. JUST PHOâ&#x20AC;ŚAND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Digital prints by Jasmine Echols. Through October. K.A. ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Art of Portraitureâ&#x20AC;? pulls from the history of portraiture, but also the rejection of it. Reception Oct. 20. Currently on view through Nov. 1. LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) In Gallery 307, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Continuum: Space & Time in Contemporary Photography.â&#x20AC;? In the Suite Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Comfort Tub.â&#x20AC;? In Gallery 101, â&#x20AC;&#x153;David Stein: A Partial Museum of a Day in the News.â&#x20AC;? In the Bridge Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rim Road / Rim Road.â&#x20AC;? Through Nov. 4. LAST RESORT GRILL (174 W. Clayton St.) Paintings by Andy Cherewick. Through October. 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;Abandoned Rural Americaâ&#x20AC;? is a group exhibition of 30 artists who address changing landscapes and the transition of family farms. Through Oct. 20. â&#x20AC;˘ The Community Collections series presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wild Faces, Far Away Places: Collected Images by Kathy Parker.â&#x20AC;? Through Oct. 22. 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. Through Nov. 10. MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bond of the Southâ&#x20AC;? presents photography by Tamara Reynolds and Jerry Siegel, two artists who have work in the Do Good Fund Collection. Through December. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) The seventh annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Georgia Small Works Exhibitâ&#x20AC;? includes 2-D and 3-D works measuring less than 14â&#x20AC;? x 14â&#x20AC;? x 14â&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Time & Spaceâ&#x20AC;? features objects of metal and jewelry by Barbara Mann. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;STANCE: Faces & Figuresâ&#x20AC;? presents the human form on paper and in cast bronze by Jean Westmacott. Through Nov. 11. RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every Drop Counts: Managing Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Water Supplyâ&#x20AC;? addresses the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water policy and implementation through photos, maps, illustrations and more. Through Dec. 16. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Foxfire: 50 Years of Cultural Journalism Documenting Folk Life in the North Georgia Mountainsâ&#x20AC;? include photos, artifacts, homemade toys, a moonshine still and more. Through Dec. 16. â&#x20AC;˘ 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. Through December. STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) The Athens Lacemakers show the progress of learning from simple patterns with thicker threads to highly complex designs using very fine threads. Opening reception Oct. 23. Currently on view through Nov. 27. 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.) A display of cheesy, crunchy, taco-inspired art celebrates the Athens Taco Takedown. Through October. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ocean Boundâ&#x20AC;? by Beth Thompson presents kaleidoscopic photographs of waterfalls, rivers, marshes and other bodies of water. Reception Oct. 23. Currently on view through Nov. 27. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) Artwork by Ray Lee. Through Nov. 3. 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) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shadowâ&#x20AC;? features works by Edwyna Arey, Dodd Ferrelle, Dortha Jacobson, David Noah, Kip Ramey and more. Through October. THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Permanent artists include RA Miller, Chris Hubbard, Travis Craig, Michelle Fontaine, Dan Smith, Greg Stone and more.

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My Man’s Too Much to Handle Advice for Athens’ Loose and Lovelorn By Bonita Applebum I decided to wait almost a month to sleep with my newest boyfriend, rather than doing the typical “third date put-out.” I’m starting to wish that I’d gone ahead and slept with him, because even though he’s a great guy who tries really hard in the sack to please me, he’s got way too much tool for me to handle. I mean, there’s “well endowed,” and then there’s this guy. I’ve never had this problem before, and to be honest I never thought that something like this could be a problem! Let’s just say that those things work best on paper. Sex is very uncomfortable to the point of not being enjoyable, and I can tell the poor guy’s had this issue before, because he likes to spend a lot of time on foreplay before we get to actual intercourse. It doesn’t matter how long, though, because every time it just hurts. I really never thought this could be a bad thing! I like him and don’t wanna break up, obviously, but I certainly can’t handle sex with him. Are there things I can do to make sex more comfortable for me?

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Dear Bonita, I’ve been hanging out with this guy for about a month now, and I thought everything was going great. Sex is good and plentiful, and we see each other enough while still getting plenty of private time. I’m starting to regret our super-casual arrangement now, because I’ve basically discovered that he’s got another girlfriend running around this town. I mean, he’s sort of just “talking” to this other chick, but from what I can tell she gets as much of his time and attention as I do. I didn’t know about him and this girl at all, but through snooping around I’ve learned that they’ve had an onand-off thing for quite a while now. Am I getting cheated on, or am I actually the side chick? I confronted him, and he treated me like I was crazy for getting so serious about him, and it really hurt my feelings. He says that we were never that serious, and that’s why he didn’t tell me about the other girl. I just don’t know what to do, because I want this guy, and I’m tired of losing men to other women. Thanks, Heartbroken










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I had this same problem a few years ago, actually. Vaginas can accommodate babies, so of course they can handle well-endowed penises, but it’s incredibly important that you be sure to have plenty of foreplay and be appropriately “in the mood” so that your body will be receptive and adjust itself accordingly. Don’t be embarrassed to use over-the-counter lubricants, either. You wouldn’t believe how many women I’ve spoken to who refuse lube as a point of pride about their own body’s natural processes, but don’t be a hero. Use a hypoallergenic brand, and I personally prefer water-based lubricants. It seems like you two are already spending lots of time on foreplay, so maybe he really is TOO big. In that case, a practical thing you can do is be the one on top when you’re intimate. I’m certain that your dude doesn’t want to cause you pain or injury, but he can easily wield that thing in a way that could cause actual harm to your body. Just go slow and make sure that your body is absolutely ready to receive this guy, and this problem should fix itself!




Hi, Heartbroken, Pick up your phone right now and dump this piece of crap via text message. Welcome to Athens, where boys don’t commit in order to be able to sleep with a smorgasbord of local tail and give us all HPV. It sounds like you’re the side chick more than the main, but either way, you want monogamy, and this guy is flat-out refusing. When you mentioned how great the relationship was, your only evidence to that was sex. This relationship doesn’t sound like it’s worth much to him or to you, beyond the pride of being able to say you’re in one. But he doesn’t even want that, does he? Dump him and move on. Go find you a loyal man with too much penis. Now that’s a good problem if I ever heard of one. f Need advice? Email, use the anonymous form at, or find Bonita on Twitter: @flagpolebonita.









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