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let it drop, is being converted into a microbrewery and Atlanta Highway has long suffered from a lack of identity. brewpub called Akademia). Those roads could be funded The name is fitting in more ways than one—it resembles by T-SPLOST, assuming voters approve the local 1 percent the generic, sprawling suburbs like Duluth and Snellville sales tax for transportation in November. that Atlanta’s known for more than the charming, unique Pedestrians would benefit, too, from being able to walk Classic City. more easily between stores on the access roads’ sidewalks. First of all, stop calling it Atlanta Highway, says AthensLocal officials are also in talks with GDOT to use T-SPLOST Clarke County Commissioner Jerry NeSmith, who repreto add more crosswalks and fill in sidewalk gaps on Atlanta sents the area. It’s the Athens West Corridor. (Whether the B-52s will follow suit remains to be seen.) And the Athens West Corridor Committee—created Park Projects: Commissioners also debated in 2013 to revitalize the commercial strip—has a $580,000 slate of SPLOST-funded park come up with a number of ways to improve improvements, including replacing pedestrian both the infrastructure and branding. bridges on the North Oconee River Greenway The idea that Atlant‌ um, Athens West and at Sandy Creek Park, resurfacing the gym Corridor is dying has been somewhat overfloors at the East Athens Community Center, stated. In spite of a few empty storefronts, repairing seven tennis courts, rehabbing Georgia Square Mall was bustling during my playground equipment at Satterfield Park, fixrecent afternoon trip there for a committee ing drainage on a Lay Park baseball field and meeting. Yes, some retailers have left for the replacing old signs. new strip mall in Oconee County. But far more Link asked for a basketball court at Holland have stayed put, and most of the vacant big Park—there’s no room, ACC Assistant Manager boxes left behind have already been filled. Robert Hiss said—and suggested that removIf anything, the corridor is a victim of its able nets be installed on tennis courts so own success. With about 40,000 cars per day people can play bike polo. traveling on Atlanta Highway, traffic is almost While discussing a recent audit of Leisure as bad as it is in its namesake city. Navigating Services summer camps, NeSmith told the between stores can be nearly impossible. (Good department to do a better job of publicizing luck trying to turn left out of a parking lot.) ways that parents without internet access can As the road’s owner, much of this is the sign up their kids. “I heard more compliments state Department of Transportation’s responScores of parents and kids swarmed the new World of Wonder playground at Southeast Clarke Park after than complaints about online registration, but sibility. Committee member Stuart Cofer menACC officials dedicated it Dec. 15. The “destinationâ€? playground—featuring a three-story-tall slide— I did hear some complaints,â€? he said. tioned the bottleneck at the Loop. replaces the previous one that had fallen into disrepair. “We’re waiting for GDOT to tell us what Highway, as well as on Lexington Road, which is also part of Food Trucks: A law passed earlier this year allowing food they’re going to do with it,â€? said NeSmith. trucks to set up on Hancock Avenue outside City Hall on U.S. Highway 78 and maintained by the state. “GDOT’s got money now,â€? Cofer said, referencing the Thursdays didn’t exactly set the world on fire—only two transportation tax hike the legislature passed last year. “So trucks bought permits, and there are still only four food Sidewalk Cents: “I see people crossing Atlanta Highway tell them we need a new bridge.â€? every day, taking their lives into their own hands,â€? NeSmith trucks in the whole city. The commission is poised to renew But there are things the local government can do to the law, though, and maybe since permits will be good for said at the commission’s Dec. 20 agenda-setting meeting. make the highway more navigable. For example, the coma full year this time, more food trucks will take advantage. The same goes for the Oconee/Oak/Lexington corridor, mittee is planning a couple of access roads that will make Mike Hamby, the commission’s staunchest food-truck Commissioner Kelly Girtz added. it easier to get from one store to another—one extending cheerleader, said he’s confident the scene will grow, espeOn Jan. 2, the commission is scheduled to approve a an existing road from Cleveland Road behind Toys “Râ€? cially as more private-property owners like Jittery Joe’s $3.6 million in SPLOST-funded projects to fill in sidewalk Us to Huntington Road and the mall, and another from Roasting Co. host regular food-truck gatherings. f gaps. The list includes parts of North Avenue, Chase Street, the Racetrac to Musician’s Warehouse (which, NeSmith

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The sign outside the PSC hearing room on Dec. 20 said, “Merry Christmas from the Georgia Public Service Commission.” Inside the hearing room, it was a merry Christmas indeed for one of the state’s biggest corporate entities, Georgia Power. With scarcely enough time for a “Ho ho ho,” the five PSC members voted unanimously to give Georgia Power one of the most expensive yuletide gifts an American corporation could receive: an agreement that lets Georgia Power almost completely off the hook for virtually all of its multibillion-dollar cost overruns on two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle. For the many Georgians who depend on Georgia Power for their electricity, the news was less cheery. They’ll have to shoulder the burden of paying for these overruns in the form of higher rates on their monthly bills. That’s because the PSC action effectively absolves the utility giant of having to eat most of those cost overruns, no matter how many foul-ups have been committed during the construction of the reactors. Instead Georgia Power can simply pass along these increases to its ratepayers. Look at it this way: Suppose you have to get some cracks in your driveway repaired. You hire a contractor after you get a written estimate that he can do the job in three weeks for $1,000. Six months later, the contractor informs you, “The first group of workers didn’t know how to pour concrete, and they messed up the job completely. I had to hire a second crew, but found out they didn’t know how to pour concrete either, so I had to spend two weeks showing them how to do it. Because of all those delays and extra workers, I’m going to have to charge you $10,000 for the job.” If you’re at all like me, you tell the contractor, “Sorry, we have a written

agreement that you’ll repair the driveway for $1,000. Here’s your payment of $1,000.” That’s how people of normal intelligence would handle the situation. The Public Service Commission members, on the other hand, would handle this entirely differently. They would not only agree to pay the contractor $10,000 for a bungled job, they’d give him another $2,000 so he could buy Christmas gifts for his family. That, in effect, is what the PSC has just done for Georgia Power on the Vogtle nuclear project. Except that the utility’s customers are the ones who are paying for the contractor’s ineptitude. The Public Service Commission, in short, just put a lump of uranium in your Christmas stocking. In trying to explain why they are dumping this mess on Georgia’s consumers, the commissioners resorted to out-and-out falsehoods to justify their actions. At one point in that meeting, Commissioner Stan Wise said that by approving the Vogtle settlement, “We hope that the project is completed on time.” No offense, Mr. Commissioner, but you’re either the world’s biggest liar or the world’s dumbest politician. When you and your colleagues gave Georgia Power the initial go-ahead, the starting date for operation was Apr. 1, 2016. That was more than eight months ago, which means that the project has already gone well past its deadline. The PSC’s own experts at Vogtle now estimate that the reactors will be somewhere between 39–45 months behind schedule before they finally begin generating electricity for Georgia Power. But cost overruns? Nothing to worry about. The customers are going to take care of that, and they’ll be taking care of it for a long time to come. f

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The Dawgs Can Get a Head Start on 2017 at the Liberty Bowl by Cy Brown I think we can agree that 2016 was pretty much a garbage year in almost all respects, including Georgia football. In Kirby Smart’s first season, the Bulldogs went 7-5 with losses to rivals Florida and Georgia Tech, an upset at the hands of Vanderbilt and a crushing defeat on a Tennessee Hail Mary. But UGA has one more chance this season to claw back some respectability. Georgia plays 6-6 Texas Christian University in the Liberty Bowl on Friday, Dec. 30 in Memphis. No, it isn’t the marquee matchup in a glamorous bowl many Bulldog fans hoped for. It is, however, a battle between two evenly matched teams with more talent than their records indicate. This isn’t a dream game, but it’ll be fun to watch. The new year doesn’t begin until after UGA’s bowl game. But with the news that

Chubb and Michel Get a Head Start: There was no better Christmas present for Georgia fans than the news that this dynamic duo of tailbacks will be back as seniors. Neither met the 1,000-yard mark this season, but we know how much talent each has. And they decided to come back to show more of that talent to NFL scouts. A good way to get an early jump on next season would be to have a big game in the Liberty Bowl. Although it has a handful of really good linebackers and defensive linemen, TCU’s run defense is average at best. I think motivation is a big factor in who wins and loses bowl games, and Chubb and Michel will be motivated to show that their performance this season isn’t indicative of their skill level. The only question is whether or not the offensive line will give

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them big enough holes to run through. As motivated as the two will be, it doesn’t mean much if the hogmollies up front aren’t blocking. Hardman Lives Up to the Hype: Five-star recruit Mecole Hardman was one of the headliners of Georgia’s 2016 freshman class. But in his first season in Athens, he had to transition to defensive back, a position he didn’t play often in his high school days. That transition has been a bit tougher than expected, and it’s been difficult to find playing time this season. That will change in the Liberty Bowl, out of necessity. A slew of Georgia’s secondstring defensive backs are leaving the program and won’t be playing in the bowl game. That leaves Hardman as the only player left to pick up some of that slack. The game could be a confidence booster for him. Kenny Hill—aka Kenny Trill, formerly of Texas A&M—has been garbage this season, throwing 15 touchdowns to 13 interceptions. With TCU’s quarterback being so inaccurate, Hardman may just need to be in the right place at the right time to get an interception that would give him momentum heading into the offseason. f

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couple of weeks ago, we published a year-end list of our writers’ favorite local-music moments, bands, trends and more. Now, it’s time to hear from others in the community—musicians, label owners, radio DJs and, of course, Flagpole readers. Here are a few of the things you loved about Athens music in 2016: My favorite experience of 2016 in Athens was working with local artists to create “Sound + Vision: a Bowie Tribute” at the 40 Watt. It was a great example of different types of artists coming together out of love for the music. I learned that Athens can still work together as a community, which I feel is more important than ever. [Garrett Hatch] Transported by the good vibes of the room and Scooterbabe’s emo beauty, I got to mosh for the first time in months at The Sorrow You’ve Been Toting Around albumrelease show; I was encouraged to cry in public at the one and only Athens Futo show this year; and I was graced by the absurd brilliance of Elephant 6 golden boy Robert Schneider at his solo set at Flicker. Athens is an art town, a town of feeling, a town that embraces its ephemerality. I’m delighted to witness and play some small part in its ongoing metamorphosis. [Frances Newton] Love the variety of live music available in our town on any given night. And so good! [Liam Parke] Lingua Franca at The World Famous. The first Lyr show at Go Bar. Arbor Labor Union at Caledonia during AthFest. Smokedog at Tlaloc on Cinco de Mayo (!). The Sun Ra Arkestra at the Morton. [Kris Deason] The thing I loved most about Athens music in 2016 by far is all the good hip-hop music that came out. There


was Buddha by Dictator, Goldie by Yung’N Restless, Black Picassoul by Squalle, Humble by Tony B, Wrath of a Tytan by Versatyle—and that is just a few. The Athens hip-hop community should not be ignored, and sometime soon will have a major breakthrough. [Montu Miller] Sunny South Blues Band at the Live Wire battle of the bands pulling off what some would call an upset with the amount of talent that entered the competition. They were great at the Wild Rumpus parade, as well. That and Dwight Yoakam at the Theatre. Also, Leon Russell at The Foundry. [Jake Crumley] The Norm opening up for Moon Taxi at a sold-out Georgia Theatre. Cross that off the bucket list. [Bryan Rucker] I really like the act Surface to Air Missive. They combine elements of classic 1960s jangle-pop with complex song structures (reminiscent of indie-rock masters Lilys), infused with their own original melodic sensibilities. Catchy and interesting tunes. I also like The Hernies a lot. They have a great mix of short, fast, poppy energetic bursts and longer, more drawn-out, slow, meandering songs, both of which are equally satisfying. (We are releasing their album on Orange Twin Records in 2017, so I’m a little bit biased!) [Andrew Rieger] I really loved the Athens in Harmony event I performed at with Chris McKay. It was an event that brought together people from many different walks of life, people of different races and backgrounds and with different perspectives of music. It really was something that was amazing for our community as a whole. Seeing so many beautiful people all singing and waving to the songs that we all love was certainly a moment I’ll cherish forever. [Squalle]

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The return of Athens Popfest holds a lot of significance for me. Playing the Georgia Theatre for the first time while also opening for Deerhoof (they’re a VERY important band to me) was something I couldn’t have anticipated happening to me in this or any other lifetime. I hadn’t experienced that certain mix of ebullient fear and excitement ever before. [Sebastian Marquez] One thing that I really enjoyed was Chris Lott’s “Experimental Mondays” at The World Famous, a series that he started coordinating this fall. It’s been a very open space where the artists are truly trying something new. There’s an element of risk in the air without it being a high-stakes environment. Basically, I just want to publicly thank him for taking a risk and making these nights happen: They’re interesting, and what else are you doing on a Monday night? [Doug Hoyer] Pity Party Social Club. Taylor Chicoine runs a labor of love and is true Athens model citizen. [Dave Kirslis] It was one of those perfectly damp and dewy Athens summer nights, and a whole load of us were packed into my bassist Trent’s basement for a last-minute house show. Jack Cherry and Ryan Gray Moore played two of the most memorable solo sets I have ever witnessed. They were quietly spectacular—there is something about Ryan’s music that is incomparably haunting, and Jack’s that feels incredibly nostalgic. I think the entire room understood we were sharing a moment of Athens music at its best. We also played full-band that night and covered my favorite Quarterbacks song, “Pool.” Neighbor Lady headlined, and Emily Braden (who also happened to be the birthday girl!) covered my favorite Radiohead song, “Nude.” It all fell into place, and was certainly the stuff of memories. [Jianna Justice] f

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Feeling classy? Get your black tie on with the ASOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve show at the Performing Arts Center on campus. The 90-minute concert starts at 7 p.m., so thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll still be time to pound a few shots at Max before the ball drops.

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Saturday, Dec. 31 @ Caledonia Lounge

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Little Kings Shuffle Club · 4 p.m. · $10 For several months, members of native communities and their supporters have gathered in camps to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which was to run near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota and which opponents claimed could pollute the area’s water supply. In December, the Army Corps of Engineers announced they would explore alternate routes for the pipeline, but many campers have been left with substantial legal and medical fees. Local musician Laura Camacho has organized a benefit show for those protesters, with performances from the Pylon Reenactment Society, Sunny South Blues Band, The Grawks, The Hobohemians and many others. [Gabe Vodicka]

The Cotton Press · 9 p.m. · $25 ($40/couple) Ringing in its 50th year, the AthensClarke Heritage Foundation is traveling five decades back in time to 1967. Modinspired fashion is highly encouraged for this retro New Year’s celebration featuring snacks, cocktails and music of the era. The evening includes floor-toceiling projections of ’60s films by NiMo Productions and photos in front of a Don Draper car, plus a champagne toast and vintage ball drop at midnight. For those needing help styling the perfect hairdo, Model Citizen Salon will offer several up-do choices—the flip, the Twiggy, the Bardot and the classic beehive—during 30-minute appointments between 5–7 p.m., which can be reserved by calling 706-543-3656. [Jessica Smith]

Georgia Theatre · 8 p.m. · $20 Atlanta indie-rock mainstay Deerhunter has gone through several permutations—in terms of both sound and membership—since the group hit the house-show circuit with its borderlineantagonistic, noise-freakout vibe in the early 2000s. The band’s latest album, 2015’s Fading Frontier, showcased a decidedly mellower Deerhunter, with smoother edges and a slicker patina than its predecessor, 2013’s tattered Monomania. Charismatic frontman Bradford Cox turned to his hometown of Athens for two of his latest recruits, bassist Josh McKay and multi-instrumentalist Javier Morales, both of whom balance Cox’s more esoteric instincts with muchneeded groove. [GV]

40 Watt Club · 7 p.m. · $21 Punk and alt-country statesman Alejandro Escovedo is back in Athens in support of 2016’s Burn Something Beautiful, a vivid, guitar-centric record that features some of Escovedo’s best songwriting work in years, plus contributions from R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and the Minus 5’s Scott McCaughey. The Minus 5—which also features Buck—joins Escovedo on the 40 Watt bill, so look for the Jan. 10 show to be a collaborative affair throughout. McCaughey and company’s latest studio effort is a sprawling, original tribute to the Monkees—yes, those Monkees—first released as a Record Store Day exclusive in 2015 and reissued by Yep Roc the following year. [GV]

Standing Rock Benefit

Tuesday 27 CLASSES: Postures for Peace (Healing Arts Centre) Hatha yoga with Swami Ramananda. 5:30 p.m. $20 suggested donation. FILM: Screening and Sing-along (ACC Library) Watch and sing-along to a 1945 classic starring Judy Garland. Vintage Betty Boop cartoons will be shown before the feature. Light refreshments and prizes. 2 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) General trivia with host Caitlin Wilson. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-8508561


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GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Nic every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706354-7289 GAMES: Monthly Poker Tournament (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Play Texas Hold ‘Em for prizes and bragging rights. Last Tuesday of every month. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Taqueria Tsunami, Downtown) Surf the trivia wave every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE!

GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (The Savory Spoon) Compete to win prizes. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-367-5721 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2301 College Station Rd.) Every Tuesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) Hosted by James Majure. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Bingo (Ted’s Most Best) Win drinks, sweet treats and gift cards. 6 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Spanish Play Group (reBlossom Mama Baby Shop) Parents and children meet to speak or learn some Spanish. 3:30–5 p.m. FREE!

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Wednesday 28 EVENTS: Hanukkah Dinner (The National) Celebrate with a threecourse special prix fixe menu. See the menu online. 5–10 p.m. $32. reservations@thenationalrestaurant. com, GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (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

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GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2440 W. Broad St.) Play to win. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Bingo (Highwire Lounge) House cash and drink prizes. Hosted by DJ LaDarius. 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Saucehouse Barbeque) Gather a team. 8 p.m.

KIDSTUFF: Mr. Keith and Vern’s Holiday Magic Show (Bogart Library) Mr. Keith and Vern present silly holiday magic and fun. Recommended for preschool through second grade. 11 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday. 7 p.m. FREE! www.

Thursday 29 CLASSES: iPad Basics (Oconee County Library) Learn how to navigate and protect your iPad.

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Registration required. 2–4 p.m. FREE! 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: Meditative Coloring (Oconee County Library) Coloring sheets and supplies are provided for adults to relax in a group coloring session. 11 a.m. FREE! EVENTS: Hanukkah Dinner (The National) See Wednesday listing for full description 5–10 p.m. $32. reservations@thenationalrestaurant. com, GAMES: Music Trivia (Saucehouse Barbeque) Meet at the bar for a round of trivia. 8 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: December Cinema (Bogart Library) Watch a classic family movie with popcorn and hot cocoa. 3–5 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Family (K)night (The Rook and Pawn) Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult’s meal. Kids 13 years old and younger can play free with at least one paying adult. 6 p.m. LECTURES & LIT: Affordable Care Insurance Sign-Up Assistance (ACC Library) Kate Malone, a healtchare navigator with Insure Georgia, will discuss how to apply for health care coverage through 10 a.m. FREE! 706613-3650,

Friday 30 EVENTS: Coffee with a Cop (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) Get to know local police officers over a cup of coffee. 8:30 a.m. FREE! www.

Saturday 31 EVENTS: Noon Year’s Eve (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Enjoy snacks, games and activities to ring in the New Year. For all ages. 11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 EVENTS: Ring in the New Year (Southern Brewing Company) Ring in the New Year with music, food, beer samples and a sourvenir. 7 p.m. $20. EVENTS: New Year’s on the Rocks (Athens Cotton Press) The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation celebrates its 50th year by traveling back to 1967. Mod-inspired attire encouraged. The evening includes music, snacks, photos and a midnight toast under the disco ball. See Calendar Pick on p. 10. 9 p.m. $25, $40/couple. EVENTS: New Year’s Eve (Buffalo’s Café) Enjoy an evening of country, swing and line dancing with Ron Putman in celebration of the new year. 7 p.m. $12.50–15. 706-5402779 KIDSTUFF: Ring in the New Year (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Families can celebrate the new year during the day with crafts, games and countdown parties. 10:30 a.m. $2–3. KIDSTUFF: New ‘Noon Eve Party (Bogart Library) Play games and make crafts to celebrate the upcoming year. 11 a.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The New Year’s Eve concert will include light classical favorites by Johann Strauss, Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms. 7 p.m. $37–63. www.pac.

Monday 2 CLASSES: Bellydance Intro (Center City Ballet, 750A N. Chase St.) Suitable for all ages and abilities. 7 p.m. FREE! uskudaradancemusic EVENTS: Open House (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) Check out the Marigold Coffee House with board games and complimentary coffee and snacks. 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Dirty South 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: 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.

tion 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) See Wednesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Saucehouse Barbeque) Gather a team. 8 p.m. GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920 GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie, Eastside) Every Wednesday. 7–9 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Bingo (Highwire Lounge) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2440 W. Broad St.) Play

the Georgia Yellow Dot Program which helps first-responders provide life-saving medical attention during that first “golden hour” after a medical emergency. 12:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Seinfeld Trivia (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Trivia about nothing. Hosted by Ryan Vogel and Matt Weeks. 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Music Trivia (Saucehouse Barbeque) Meet at the bar for a round of trivia. 8 p.m. FREE! www. MEETINGS: Oconee Rivers Audubon Society (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Bird biologist Charlie Muise speaks on “Northern Saw Whet Owl Populations in Georgia.” 7 p.m. FREE!

Friday 6 EVENTS: Friends First Friday (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) This month features stories from Wilf Nicholls. Breakfast included.

KIDSTUFF: Nature’s Trading Post (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Trade one or two objects found in nature for points or other nature objects in the center’s collection. 11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615 OUTDOORS: Naturalist’s Walk (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Join the SCNC staff for a walk around the property. Bring a camera or binoculars. All ages. 10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615 SPORTS: UGA Hockey (The Classic Center) The UGA Ice Dawgs face off against the College of Charleston. 7:30 p.m. $10.

Sunday 8 ART: Opening Reception (Oconee County Library) Meet artist Melody Croft in celebration of her latest exhibition of paintings. 3–4 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Open House (Studio Dance Academy, 2361 W. Broad St.) Find out about upcoming dance classes. Classes are offered in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary,

Tuesday 3 COMEDY: OpenTOAD Comedy Open Mic (Flicker Theatre & Bar) This comedy show allows locals to watch quality comedy or perform themselves. Email to perform. First and third Tuesday of every month! 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com EVENTS: Open House (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) See Monday listing for full description 8:30 a.m.–3 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: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) See Tuesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) See Tuesday listing for full description 5:30 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 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 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!

Wednesday 4 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Docents lead a tour of highlights from the collection. 2 p.m. FREE! ART: Opening Reception (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) Jack Burke and Amanda Burke present a fatherdaughter joint art show. 5:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Open House (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) See Monday listing for full descrip-

Ryan Myers’ live music photography, including this portrait of Kenosha Kid, is currently on view at Amici through January. to win. 8 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Storigami (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Enjoy stories and activities around the Japanese art of origami. 2:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: STEAM: Shibori Indigo Dying (Oconee County Library) Learn the Japanese art of dying fabric. Snacks provided. Grades 6–12. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www. MEETINGS: Photo Sharegroup (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) The Photo Sharegroup meets at the Garden to share digital images of outdoor photography. Email for more information. 6:30 p.m. FREE!, bc.akin@

Thursday 5 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: Open House (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) See Monday listing for full description 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Senior Potluck Lunch & Lecture (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) Bring a dish to share. Today’s guest speaker is Elizabeth Head, who will talk about

Presented by Friends of the Garden. 10:30 a.m. $12. 706-542-6138 EVENTS: Open House (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) See Monday listing for full description 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www. SPORTS: UGA Hockey (The Classic Center) The UGA Ice Dawgs compete against Kennesaw State. 7:30 p.m. $10.

Saturday 7 CLASSES: How to Use Georgia Download Destination (Oconee County Library) Georgia Download Destination is a free service that allows patrons to download free audio and ebooks. Registration required. 3 p.m. FREE! 706-7693950, EVENTS: Pilot Club Chase 5k Run/Walk (Oconee Veterans Park) Proceeds benefit the Pilot Club, providing support in the community with a focus on brain-related disorders. 12 p.m. $15–25. EVENTS: Bring One for the Chipper: Christmas Tree Recycling (Multiple Locations) Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) encourages citizens to recycle their undecorated trees and wreaths. Check website for drop-off locations. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3501 ext. 309, www.

modern, lyrical and hop hop. Ages 3–adult. 2–5 p.m. FREE! www.

Monday 9 EVENTS: Crafting Club (Oconee County Library) Learn how to make historic punched tin candle holders with modern materials. Supplies provided. 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Dirty South 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) See Monday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Teen Advisory Board (Oconee County Library) Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens who gather at the beginning of every month to discuss and plan upcoming events. Ages 11–18. Registration required. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Nerd Herd Hang Out (Oconee County Library) Geek out with other nerds. Grades 6–12. 6 p.m. FREE! oconee

Tuesday 10 CLASSES: Intro to Computers (Oconee County Library) This class will discuss hardware, drives, storage disks and peripherals. Registration is required. 2–4 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) See Tuesday listing for description 8 p.m. FREE! 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. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289 GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) See Tuesday listing for full description 5:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Taqueria Tsunami, Downtown) Surf the trivia wave every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (The Savory Spoon) See Tuesday listing for full description 7 p.m. FREE! 706-367-5721 GAMES: Bingo (Ted’s Most Best) Win prizes. Every Tuesday on the patio. 6 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) Stories, songs, crafts and fun for preschoolaged children and their caregivers. 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! 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: African American Authors Book Club (ACC Library) This month’s title is Driving the King by Ravi Howard. Newcomers welcome. 5 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series Recital (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) The faculty ensemble includes Michael Heald, Maggie Snyder, D. Ray McClellan, David Starkweather and guest violinist Lorenz Gamma. 8 p.m. FREE!

Wednesday 11 ART: Artful Conversation (Georgia Museum of Art) Curator Carissa DiCindo leads an in-depth discussion on Purvis Young’s painting “Angels from Heaven and Earth.” 2 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Bellydance for Everybody (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) Learn Middle Eastern dance in a relaxed class for all ages and abilities. 6 p.m. $21/three sessions. EVENTS: Rabbit Box (The Foundry) Storytellers share true-life tales. This month theme is “Rites of Passage.” 7 p.m. $7. GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) See Wednesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 8 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 k continued on next page

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THE CALENDAR! GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2440 W. Broad St.) Play to win. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Saucehouse Barbeque) Gather a team. 8 p.m. GAMES: Bingo (Highwire Lounge) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (Oconee County Library) Watch some anime and manga, listen to J-Pop music, eat Japanese snacks and share fan art. Ages 11–18. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (ACC Library) Avid Bookshop and the ACC Library present author Karen Branan in celebration of her book, The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth. 7 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Tricia Lootens’ Political Poetess (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) UGA professor Tricia Lootens shares from The Political Poetess: Victorian Femininity, Race, and the Legacy of Separate Spheres. Time TBA. MEETINGS: TSPLOST Citizens Advisory Committee (ACC Library) The Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Citizens Advisory Committee holds a public forum to receive comments and questions from the public. Dec. 14, 7 p.m. & Jan. 11, 5:30 p.m. PERFORMANCE: Frank Huang (UGA Performing Arts Center) Violinist Frank Huang, concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, performs a program of works by Beethoven and Prokofiev with pianist Gilles Vonsattel. 8 p.m. $36. www.

LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 27 Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 OKEY No info available. NIFTY EMITTER Local artist playing “sweet artful sounds that will blow and stimulate your mind.” THE ELECTRIC NATURE Psychrock/electro duo from Athens. DEREK POTEAT Experimental electric bassist who deals in minimalism and repetition. The Manhattan Café Loungy Tuesdays. 10 p.m. FREE! 706369-9767 DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning a set of rare and classic deep soul, R&B and blues. Every Tuesday! Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 DJ WHOM Local DJ playing a mix of hip hop, ‘90s and 2000s music.

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is provided and the jam rocks until 2 a.m. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com MARATHON STATES Catchy, driving pop-punk group fronted by local songwriter Jason Thinh. MERCURY UNCOVRED Electronic post-punk group out of Pittsburgh. HET WARD Queer hardcore punk band from Pittsburgh. NOTHING Pittsburgh-based noisepunk group. BLUE BODIES New local punk band. The Foundry 7 p.m. $5. THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring Rick Fowler, Adam Payne, Greg Hester, Jim Cook, Todd Cowart and more.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. KIP DOCKERY QUARTET An eclectic mix of jazz, funk, blues and countryrock-bluegrass. Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE JAZZ Talented jazz musicians play every Thursday and Friday. Little Kings Shuffle Club 4 p.m. $10. lkshuffleclub ATHENS STANDS WITH STANDING ROCK A music and art fest to support water protectors with legal and medical expenses. Featuring music from the Pylon Reenactment Society, Sunny South Blues Band, The Grawks,

ing up your favorite ‘60s and ‘70s beach and Motown music. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). HAYRIDE Long-running three-piece local rock band. SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere. CEILING FAN Straightforward rock and roll from these longtime locals. Go Bar 9 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609 LAURA CONROY MEMORIAL A night of music to benefit the Laura Conroy Memorial Fund, featuring Theo Grizol, Shark Shark, Gift Economy, C.W.O.H.L. and DJ Mahogany.

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

Thursday 29 The Bar-B-Que Shack 7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752 BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday. Blue Sky 9 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153 WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday! 40 Watt Club 9:30 p.m. $5. THE DICTATORTOTS These longtime Athenian chaos-cultivators stomp about and trash the night with postgrunge grooves. NICK MALLIS Mallis’ music features tinges of Bowie-esque drama, surfrock and melodic pop. LOS CANTARES Local desert-rock supergroup featuring members of Old Smokey and Moths. METRIC CRAP TON No info available. The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens. com STEVEN COUGHLIN BAND Southern singer-songwriter based in Nashville. ETHAN CRUMP Hartwell-based Americana singer-songwriter. Go Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by John “Dr. Fred” Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $16. OF MONTREAL Long-running local psych-pop group known for its outlandish stage presence. YIP DECEIVER An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro. DJ PRINCESS No info available. The Foundry 8 p.m. $50. www.thefoundryathens. com THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of ‘80s dance hits to ring in the New Year. DAWGPOUND DJ Spinning tunes to help you dance. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. DJ MY CHEMICAL BROMANCE Spinning a set of emo tunes—”all those hits you’ve been listening to on ‘Private Mode’ for the past 10 years.”

The Globe 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721 THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests play swingin’ tunes from the ‘10s, ‘20s and ‘30s. Go Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609 TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic folk music from the artist formerly known as Tom(b) Television. THIRD EYE STIR FRY Sean McDonald and Jeff Austin doing audio-visual experimentation. SOLODOG A solo set from Smokedog’s Thom Strickland. MR. E New band from local musician Ethan Lapaquette.

HEERDOOF Deerhoof tribute act featuring members of Bit Brigade and Manray.

Erica Sunshine Lee plays the Georgia Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 7. Garrett Hatch, the Broken String Band, Incatepec, Hobohemians, Constantino Garrido & Ryan “Manito” Wendel, John Fernandes and Robert Black Eagle Costa. See Calendar Pick on p. 10.

The Hawaiian Ha-Le Club and Event Center 8 p.m. $5. hawaiianhaleclub@gmail. com PULL UP OR SHUT UP A local hip hop showcase presented by #TeamTrendsettaz.

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

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

Your Pie 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Road location) LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs solo sets of funky Southern folk rock ‘n’ roll.

Friday 30 Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. CAMP AMPED BENEFIT A tribute-band benefit show for the Allen Owens scholarship, featuring Zenith Blue (playing Led Zeppelin), Fistful of Steel (Rage Against the Machine), The Dookie Brothers (Green Day) and Sean VanMeter (Elton John). Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. BURNS LIKE FIRE Stewed, screwed and tattooed punk rock band from Athens. VICIOUS DREAMS Orlando-based power-pop-punk group. The Foundry 8 p.m. $10. THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a four-piece horn section offer-

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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 SANCTIFIED REVIVAL Classic and Southern rock-influenced band. Saucehouse Barbeque 7 p.m. FREE! LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs tasty sets of funky Southern folk rock ‘n’ roll, plus special guests. The World Famous 10 p.m. 100 WATT HORSE Kindhearted, Olympia, WA-based folk-rock act led by songwriter George Pettis. SEMICIRCLE Lush, captivating folkrock project featuring members of Reptar. JIANNA JUSTICE Athens-based indie-folk project with a compelling, summery sound.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 HANNIE AND THE SLOBS New local garage project featuring members of The Rodney Kings and Muuy Biien. RICKY DIGITS Local MC who cites MF Doom, cLOUDDEAD, Wu Tang Clan, and Eminem as influences. PLEASURE POINT Local hip hop/ noise-pop group formerly known as Cottonmouth. DJS HOT WAX & FOG JUICE Two local tune-spinners team up. 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 10 p.m. FREE! lkshuffleclub DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz fusion/funk-rock band that strives to create a unique experience with each performance. The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Plus, a champagne toast and party favors at midnight. The Old Pal 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4340 DJ REINDEER GAMES Athens DJ mixes trap, hip hop, moombahton, ‘90s hits and indie dance tunes.

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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.

Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. NAIRVANA Nirvana cover band featuring members of The Powder Room.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like

Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

Tuesday 3 The Manhattan Café Loungy Tuesdays. 10 p.m. FREE! 706369-9767 DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning a set of rare and classic deep soul, R&B and blues. Every Tuesday! Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 DJ WHOM See Tuesday’s listing for full description

Wednesday 4 Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM See Wednesday’s listing for full description The Foundry 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND A blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar work. THE GET RIGHT BAND Asheville, NC-based funk/rock/boogie trio. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 THE ELECTRIC NATURE Psychrock/electro duo from Athens. GENETIC OUTCAST Sexual noise karaoke with voice memos, samples and soundbytes as sweet as the taste of candy. PENTHOUSE SUITES No info available. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 GRÜT Atlanta-based band that dabbles in electronica, funk and more. Porterhouse Grill 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday 5 The Bar-B-Que Shack 7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752 BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday. Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m. TYLER CHILDERS Americana singersongwriter from Kentucky. TRUCKSTOP WATERFALL Acoustic duo featuring musicians Joe Macheret and Scott Risner. MERMAID MOTOR LOUNGE No info available. The Foundry 8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $22 (door). www. BUTCH TRUCKS AND THE FREIGHT TRAIN BAND Trucks, drummer for and founding member of The Allman Brothers, leads a jazzinfluenced jam session. Go Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609 KARAOKE See Thursday’s listing for full description Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! OLD SKOOL PRESENTS… Former members of Old Skool Trio Jason Fuller (keys and vox) and Seth Hendershot (drums and vox) are getting together with friends to bring you some of their favorite sounds.

Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE JAZZ Talented jazz musicians play every Thursday and Friday. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning “futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin’, bumpin’, grindin’ bass music.” The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Rev. Conner Mack Tribble. Your Pie 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Road location) LEAVING COUNTRIES See Thursday’s listing for full description

Friday 6 Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. MURDER THE MOOD Local alternative rock band. THE GOOD LOOKS Young band playing a custom blend of rock, blues, funk, punk and alternative. WE BY THE SEA New local “edgy indie rock” three-piece. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. GARRETT HATCH Local songwriter and member of blues-rock band Mother the Car plays a solo set. MAGNA CUM LORD Post-punk/ psych-rock band featuring Thom Strickland, Larry Choskey and Nate Mitchell. DJ PIP Spinning all-vinyl rock and roll. The Foundry 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www. STEWART & WINFIELD Folk roots driven by vocal harmonies and classic rock vibes. Feturing special guest Bradley Cole Smith. 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. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 MIDNIGHT BOI Alias of local musician Eli Rickli, playing “pseudoSatanic hip hop.” STUPID IDIOTS Local experimental group fronted by musician Ash Rickli. DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta faves. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. SHAUNA AND THE JAYWALKERS Local artist Shauna Greeson returns from a six-year hiatus to perform new, original songs with band members Forrest Leffer and Chris Nace. BLIND ORPHAN KITTY Guitar and vocals-driven blues trio influenced by Junior Wells, The Allman Brothers and beyond. Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE JAZZ Talented jazz musicians play every Thursday and Friday.

The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840 REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE See Friday’s listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Terrapin Beer Co. 4:30 p.m. FREE! DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul and reggae.

Saturday 7 Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. HEIRS New hardcore punk band from Athens. NIGHTMARE COAST Athens-based post-hardcore outfit. VOLT Athens-based heavy rock duo. NINEVEH’S GARDEN Local progressive metal band. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. CALEB KEITH & THE CALAVERAS Local “dusty-boot Americana” outfit. BLACKWATER DEEP Athens-based acoustic indie-folk band. The Foundry 8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www. RANDALL BRAMBLETT BAND This established Georgia singersongwriter’s Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences. Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www. HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as “a little bit of Hank, a little bit of Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock.” Fans of bands like the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd can’t go wrong here. ERICA SUNSHINE LEE Country singer-songwriter from Elberton. Album release show! EASTVILLE BELLE New local country/Americana outfit. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 TWIN POWERS Bouncy DJ Dan Geller spins the newest dance party jams and classic favorites. Highwire Lounge 11 p.m. $1 (headphone). SILENT DISCO See Saturday’s listing for full description The National 10:30 p.m. FREE! IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock. The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840 MIKE WATSON BAND Atlanta-based blues/Southern rock group.

Monday 9 Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC See Monday’s listing for full description

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Alabama hotspot.

Tuesday 10 40 Watt Club 7 p.m. $21. ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO Legendary and influential alternative country statesman. See Calendar Pick on p. 10. THE MINUS 5 Long-running poprock band led by songwriter Scott McCaughey and featuring R.E.M.’s Peter Buck. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20. DEERHUNTER Critically-acclaimed noise-pop group from Atlanta, led by talented and eccentric frontman Bradford Cox. See Calendar Pick on p. 10. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 REAP Speedy, aggressive local punk rock group. BUM FEEDER No info available. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 DJ WHOM See Tuesday’s listing for full description

Wednesday 11 Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM See Wednesday’s listing for full description Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. DIMMEN Local trio featuring two twins playing polyrhythmic jams. WALTE-YOUNG Georgia native and New York resident playing rich, reflective indie rock. SELF AND OTHER Angular rock three-piece from New Paltz, NY. HARLOT PARTY Local folk-rock project led by songwriter Kyky Renee Knight.

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Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. $22 (adv.), $25 (door). www. BROTHERS OSBORNE Countrymusic duo consisiting of brothers T.J. and John Osborne. LANCO Country band from Nashville. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. COUNT KELLAM Formerly local singer-songwriter with a rich, evocative voice. CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope For Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, haunting folk tunes. ADAM PAYNE Payne writes songs with a lot of heart that can either make you tear up or laugh out loud. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 CHRIS PADGETT & FRIENDS Local guitar virtuoso and songwriter performs a solo set. 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) The annual show will be juried by Susan Krane, executive director of the San Jose Museum of Art. All visual art welcome. Drop off entry forms and up to three works on Jan. 26, 12:30–8:30 p.m. or Jan. 27, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Exhibition opens Mar. 3. $25 submission fee. 706613-3623, www.athensclarkecounty. com/exhibits AAAC Grants (Athens, GA) The Athens Area Arts Council is seeking applicants for its quarterly $500 grants. All local artists, arts organizations or arts-based projects are welcome to apply. Deadline Mar. 15, June, 15, Sept. 15 and Dec. 15., www.athens Acrylics Workshop (Georgia Museum of Art) Local artist and educator Erin McIntosh leads a fourpart studio workshop focusing on biomorphic abstraction as expressed through various techniques and acrylic mediums. Jan. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 6:30–8:30 p.m. $15. 706-5428863, AthFest Educates Grant (Athens, GA) Individuals from nonprofit organizations, public schools or government agencies serving you in grades K-8 can apply for grants. Grants can be used for music and arts based non-consumable equipment, programs and experiences, and professional development for educators or youth specialists. AthFest Educates awards up to $25,000 per grant cycle. 706-5481973,, Deck the Walls (Lyndon House Arts Center) A special exhibition features art available for sale by 70


area artists, authors, crafters and musicians. Items include glass ornaments, pottery, sculptural works, embroidery, children’s books, photography and more. Open daily through December. lyndonhouse Fold Unfold (Lyndon House Arts Center) “Fold Unfold” invites skilled makers to weave functional bedding on manually operated looms for an installation. Coverlets should be informed by overshot geometric patterning popular in the South, and should use a modernist color scheme of black, white and gray. Confirm participation by Mar. 1. Submission deadline May 1. 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

Auditions ACT After Dark (Athens Creative Theatre (ACT)) ACT After Dark will perform He’s Having a Baby. For adult and senior actors. Auditions on Jan. 3–4, 6–9 p.m. Performances on Feb. 23–26. Call to schedule an appointment. 706-613-3628, www. Company Auditions (Studio Dance Academy, 2361 W. Broad St.) Open auditions for ages 5–17. Anyone with a recent dance education is eligible. Wear ballet attire and bring all shoes. Team members

will be selected for all styles of choreography. Jan. 3, 4:30–6:30 p.m. (auditions), 5:45–6:30 p.m. (parent meeting). $25. 706-354-6454, www.

Classes Beekeeping for Beginners (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) A seven-part series covers the fundamentals of beekeeping. Topics include beekeeping basics, care and feeding of honeybees, ABC’s of assembling a beehive, spring hive management, installing bees, products from the hive, and overwintering your hive. Sundays through Aug. 13. $35/class, $215/series. Clay Classes (Good Dirt) Weekly “Try Clay” classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potter’s wheel every Friday from 7–9 p.m. “Family Try Clay” classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2–4 p.m. $20. Dance Classes (Center City Ballet, 750A N. Chase St.) Sulukule Bellydance presents classes in bellydancing and Middle Eastern drumming. Visit website for schedule. Gentle Yoga (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) Gentle yoga uses breathing exercises, restorative postures, stretching and more to reduce stress and calm the mind. No experience required. Bring water and a mat. Dec. 29 or Jan. 5, 5:30 p.m. $7.50. 706-742-0823,, Hot Yoga (Fuel Hot Yoga) Classes in hot yoga are offered seven days a week. Beginners welcome. Student discounts available. 706-353-9642,

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Stefan Eberhard’s “Crystal Photomicography” exhibition, which includes this close-up view of folic acid, is currently on view at the Madison County Library through February. Introduction to Acting (OCAF, Watkinsville) This course for ages 16 & up focuses on the imaginative, physical and vocal skills necessary for acting. The program culminates in a performance of scripted scenes and monologues. Wednesdays, Jan. 25–Mar. 29, 6:30–8:30 p.m. $180–190. Little City Hookers (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) Bring your crochet projects and hook awhile. Share ideas and techniques. Hooks, scrap yarn and basic instructions are available. Fridays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. www.winterville Lunchtime Yoga (Ciné Barcafé) Annie Marcum teaches “Mindful Flow Yoga.” Mondays, 12 p.m. $5–10. BYO Mat. 706-372-1849 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 Monologues and More (Athens Creative Theatre (ACT)) Adults and teens with cognitive disabilities will use simple monologues and skits to explore different emotional responses and build self-esteem. Tuesdays, Jan. 10–Feb. 14, 1–2 p.m. $30–40. 706-613-3628, www. PALS Institute (PALS Institute) The PALS Institute provides training in GED preparation, literacy, EFL, business and computer skills to women. Women to the World covers the cost of materials and testing fees. 706-548-0000, survival@ Quilting Classes (Crooked Pine Quilts) Amanda Whitsel offers classes in quilting and sewing for all levels and ages. 706-318-2334,,

Salsa Dance Classes (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Cuban-style salsa dance classes (Casino-Rueda) with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $10 (incl. drink). salsaathens Traditional Karate Training (Athens Yoshukai Karate) Learn traditional Yoshukai karate in a positive atmosphere. Accepting new students. No experience necessary. See website for schedule. Classes held Sundays–Wednesdays. FREE! Winter Art Classes (OCAF, Watkinsville) “Cameron Hamton Workshop Series.” Jan. 7, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $75. “Learn to Play Bagpipes.” Jan. 9, 6–7 p.m. $35. “Painting with Charles.” Jan. 13–Feb. 24, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. or 1–3 p.m. $120. “Introduction to Acting.” Jan. 25, 6–8 p.m. $180. “Introduction to Bookbinding.” Begins Feb. 4, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $110. “Beginner to Intermediate Wheel Throwing.” Feb. 9, 6–9 p.m. $140. “Metalworking with Sylvia Dawe.” Feb. 11, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Visit the website for full descriptions of the courses. 706-769-4565, Winter Dance Class Registration (East Athens Educational Dance Center) Now registering in classes for beginners through advanced students. Classes include ballet, modern dance, tap and more. Classes begin Jan. 9. 706-613-3624, www.athensclarke Yoga (Athens Five Points Yoga Studio) Classes are offered in Iyengar yoga, flow yoga, gentle flow, hot power flow, restorative yoga and alignment yoga. Check website for weekly schedule. www.athensfive

Help Out Helpful Harvest (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Drop off non-perishable food and hygiene items to the library for delivery to the Madison County Food Bank. Through Dec. 31. 706-795-5597 MLK Day of Service (Athens, GA) Register to volunteer at 18 sites around Athens. A light breakfast will be served and Life the Griot will be the featured speaker. Opening event Jan. 16, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. at Park Park Community Center. www.athens Pickled Peach Valentine Classic Tournament (The Classic Center) Volunteers are needed at the 3rd annual tournament which will raise funds for a pickleballvenue. Feb. 10–12. royvdiane@ Readers Needed (Learning Ally) Learning Ally is looking for volunteers to train as readers to help create audio textbooks for people with print disabilities. 706-549-1313, Tutors Needed (410 McKinley Dr.) Athens Tutorial Program is seeking volunteer tutors for grades K–8. Sessions are scheduled Monday– Thursday, 3–6 p.m. 706-354-1653,

Kidstuff Beginning Acting Workshop (Memorial Park, Quinn Hall) Ages 8–12 will use monologues, skits and improvisation to explore drama. Thursdays, Jan. 12–Feb. 16, 4:30– 5:30 p.m. $83 (ACC residents), $124.50 (non-residents). www. Craft Classes (Treehouse Kid and Craft) “Art School” for ages 2–4

Support Groups Alanon (540 Prince Ave.) Alanon: a 12-step recovery program for those affected by someone else’s drinking. Noon and evening meetings are held throughout the week. FREE! Alcoholics Anonymous (Athens, GA) If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. 706-389-4164,

Breastfeeding Support Group (reBlossom Mama Baby Shop) Get expert tips from lactation counselors from By Your Leave and share experiences with other mothers. Wednesdays, 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Caregivers’ 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 Chronic Illness Support Group (Oasis Counseling Center) Six-week group meetings for individuals dealing with chronic medical conditions. Call to reserve spot. Every Wednesday, 1:30–3 p.m. through Apr. 10. $15/session. 706543-3522, info@oasiscounseling Dudes Helping Dudes (Nuçi’s Space) A weekly support group for anyone who identifies as a man. Fridays, 6–7 p.m. DudesHelpingDudes, www.brain Life After Diagnosis (Oasis Counseling Center) An ongoing support group aimed at helping those with chronic or life-threatening diseases. Tuesdays, 4–5:30 p.m. 706543-3522, www.oasiscounseling Mental Health Round Table (Nuçi’s Space) This peer support group is open to anyone with a brain illness. Meets every Monday, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Closed Dec. 26., Nature Therapy (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) This series of

art around town AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Live music photography by Ryan Myers. Through January. ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) New paintings by Mary Porter, Greg Benson, Chatham Murray, Candle Brumby, Lana Mitchell and more. ART ON THE SIDE GALLERY AND GIFTS (17 N. Main St., Watkinsville) A gallery featuring works by various artists in media including ceramics, paintings and fused glass. ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) In the Harrison Center Foyer Gallery, “Seven Elements of Art” features sculptural works by Lawrence Steuck, Leonard Piha and Lorraine Thompson. • “The Other 95.6%: Photos from Around the World” is a collection of photography. Through Feb. 3. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) The first-ever “Members Exhibition” is a collection of works by over a dozen of the gallery’s members. Through Jan. 14. BENDZUNAS GLASS (89 W. South Ave., Comer) The family-run studio has been creating fine art glass for almost 40 years. CINÉ BARCAFE (234 W. Hancock Ave.) “Wild People” is a series of paintings by Terry Rowlett. Through Jan. 9. CITY OF WATKINSVILLE (Downtown Watkinsville) “Public Art Watkinsville: A Pop-up Sculpture Exhibit” consists of sculptures placed in prominent locations around downtown. Artists include Benjamin Lock, William Massey, Stan Mullins, Robert Clements and Joni Younkins-Herzog. “Artscape Oconee: The Monuments of Artland” features eight newly commissioned art panels and six refurbished panels of paintings. THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) “Highlights” includes artists from the Classic Center’s permanent collection: June Ball, Greg Benson, Dianne Penny, Henry Ransom, John Ahee, Ana Anest and Lamar Wood. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Works by tattoo artist Alan Mason. Through January. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Jeann Mann. Through January. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Tiny Universe two” is a biennial small works show featuring pieces by over 60 Athens and Atlanta artists who have exhibited at the gallery in the past. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Living Color: Gary Hudson in the 1970s.” Through Jan. 8. • “Storytelling: The Georgia Review’s 70th Anniversary Art Retrospective” including 25 works by 12 artists whose work the Review has published. Through Jan. 29. • In the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, “Driving Forces: Sculpture by Lin Emergy” presents four large kinetic sculptures. Through Apr. 2. GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Satisfaction System” is a sitespecific installation by Garrett Hayes that suspends circular forms woven with scrap denim, rope and Electro-Luminescent wire. Through Apr. 15. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Photos taken around Georgia by Davy Gibbs. Through December. HEIRLOOM CAFÉ (815 N. Chase St.) Jack Burke and Amanda Burke present

classes focuses on various activities in therapeutic horticulture which is holistic wellness promoting socialization, relaxation, sensory stimulation, self-esteem, new skills and more. Saturdays through February, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $240. 706-5426156, New Mamas’ Group (reBlossom Mama Baby Shop) Meet other parents with babies. Thursdays, 11 a.m. Project Safe (Athens, GA) Meetings for Athena, a skillsbased group covering relationship topics, are held every Thursday, 12–1:30 p.m. Meetings for the New Beginnings Support Group are held every Monday, 6:30–8 p.m., with a dinner on the last Monday of the month. Childcare provided. 24-hour crisis hotline: 706-543-3331. Teen texting line: 706-765-8019. reMama: A Group for Repeat Mamas (reBlossom Mama Baby Shop) A play and support group. Every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

On The Street Athens Free School (Athens, GA) Athens Free School is a learning network where people share skills through free classes. Find the calendar online. Email with class ideas., www. Athens Pétanque Club (Outside of 1000 Faces Coffee) Play a friendly game of Pétanque, a French version of bocce ball, at the Pétanque ter-

rain. Beginners welcome. Sundays, 2–3:30 p.m. athenspetanqueclub@, athenspetanqueclub.wix. com/play Bring One for the Chipper: Christmas Tree Recycling (Multiple Locations) Keep AthensClarke County Beautiful (KACCB) encourages citizens to recycle their undecorated trees and wreaths on Jan. 7, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Participants will receive a free tree seeding and/or flower and vegetable seed packets. Free removal assistance for the elderly, disabled and veterans. Check website for drop-off locations. 706-613-3501 ext. 312, www.keep Health Screenings (ACC Library) The Athens Nurses Clinic provide free health screenings and information. No appointment needed. Fourth Fridays. 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Ice Skating (The Classic Center) The Classic Center will offer ice skating in the indoor pavilion through Jan. 8 and in the outdoor pavilion Jan. 30–Feb. 16. www.classic Seeking U.S. and State Flags (Athens United Methodist Church) Cub Scout Pack 1 is seeking U.S. or Georgia flags to be retired from service as part of an annual ceremony. Flags can be dropped off Jan. 4. Women’s March on Washington (191 Alps Rd.) The Women’s March on Washington will leave Athens Jan. 20 to march in D.C. on Jan. 21. 4humanrights2016, www.letskedaddle. com/events/6341 f

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talented readers wrote, photographed and illustrated the remainder of this double issue so we could have a much-needed week to recharge. Thanks to all who submitted to Slackpole! We’ll be back Jan. 11, rested and ready.

How I Almost Met Your Father By Kathryn Kyker

my master’s degree and did not plan to come back. Then, despite birth control, I got pregnant and suddenly needed a new plan. Being from a large family, babies were another thing Alan knew about. Able to hold a newborn in one hand, he was fearless. We stayed in Athens, married and had a son, followed by a daughter 17 months later. When our last friend moved out of the O&O House, we went to help. My son beside me and my daughter in my arms, I looked out the second-story window, waiting for Alan to join us. I saw his truck approach the house. He passed the house, put it in reverse and backed up over the curb. I shivered as a tidal wave of déjà vu crashed over me. I had been here before. Except this time Kathleen didn’t get out of the truck. Alan did. I knew Alan had once been Kathleen’s boyfriend, but that day years before, I never saw the driver, never realized how close we were to meeting before it was our time. But now, in our timeline, he strode up the stairs, arms open to

this life. It feels like it chose me. The O&O House still stands; it’s purple now. The back half of Orr Street is a new apartment building. The front half is a new street no longer called Orr—burying the O&O moniker into the dust of Athens past. I drive past it often—a personal testament to mystery, to my willing embrace of human foible, and a tangible invitation to wonder.

Election Elegy, 2016

A Carpenter’s Prayer on a Walnut Bed in the Woods

Kathryn Kyker

We called it the “O&O House,” because it stood on the corBy Alex Johnson ner of Orr Street and Oglethorpe Avenue. Back then, the house was yellow, the original architecture already obliterated to accommodate a few apartments. Even in 1983 it Your walnut bed is beautiful and sleeps well. Art like yours was a prime location. Once my best friend moved in, I knew brings gladness to a world of fear and sadness. We all have residents of the O&O House for many years, as good rentbeen sick since election night. I refuse to believe that hate als were handed down from rules the world, but I accept friend to friend. that its power rattles the I was with my thenfoundation. I believe we’re husband, staying with my born of bedrock goodness friend Jocelyn, hunting and grow smooth and slip for a rental of our own. We into evil, or at least carewere moving from North lessness. Especially when Carolina in a month. We had emotions distract us, it’s time to see one more place. easy for good ones to coIt belonged to Kathleen—a sign another one’s immoral friend of Jocelyn’s. action. Kathleen was leaving Our society is cluttered her place to move in with a with distraction, flashing boyfriend. We waited at the lights and mindless vioO&O House for her to bring lence. We earned our casino us a key. I stood looking out man for president because the second-story window we fetish artifice, worship to Oglethorpe Avenue. An celebrity. Good fruit falls old pickup puttered up, but and rots in the shade and slowly passed the house. wasps take what we’d once Then it stopped in the liked to taste. Neon lights street, reversed and bumped attract us like bugs at night. over the low curb into My prayer is for men in the front yard. A woman power: Please don’t privatize jumped out and dashed up our public parks. Pretend the stairs. I turned from the page 21 of the Republican window to meet Kathleen, platform was never printed. keys dangling from her Fine: Deck the White House hand. in fake gold plastic, stamp Hers was a tiny apartits walls with corporate ment in another old house advertisements. Please let of apartments. We had people freely wander and lived in the mountains for wonder in the Wilderness. The author’s husband Alan Bowden and their son Dane work on the truck that knew just when its driver should show up. over three years, only modPlease leave This Land be, embrace our toddling son. I greeted him aglow with wonest homes, but with space between neighbors who kept to as Guthrie says, our land and your land simultaneously. I der. We marveled at the revelation, how clever the universe themselves. Boulevard felt too urban—we were idiots. We believe we’ll all find peace if we listen to the quiet in the was with its timing. chose an A-frame house in Winterville and lived there miswoods as ancestral seekers once did, as the prophets do. If we had met then, what would have changed? Do I owe erably for six months. We’ll make good from nature’s offering. Use felled trees to Craving the distraction of the town, we later moved onto my marriage, my children, my life to Alan not stepping out whittle things, sand out the grain to see its purity. We’ll of the truck that day? Why didn’t we meet—was it fate, or Childs Street. We had good jobs, lived on a sweet street in make art as we seek to explain why we are. random chance? a vibrant town with diverting friends—yet the marriage I believe we’re here for good reason, but our pride tricks Now, 30 years later, I wouldn’t risk changing anything. imploded. our eyes from clear sight. I was proud to vote against the My life gives me a deep-in-my-bones gratitude for a happiI stayed in the O&O House, nursed my wounds, and got Klan (David Duke lost his Senate race) and was proud that ness that doesn’t feel earned. It feels fated. reacquainted with its housemates and visitors. Through Hope would win. But the Grand Wizard delivered votes Humans are pattern-seeking animals, finding connecthat web of connections, I found an apartment three atop the ticket I hadn’t counted. Blind in pride, I believed tions in random occurrences. I once believed “everything houses away. I started grad school and, through the O&O more than a simple majority shared my sense of decency. happens for a reason,” but years of social work have crowd, met Alan. Electoral colleges, though, show parents fail to switch deprived me of that comfort. So what to make of this? The Alan knew about real stuff, how to fix everything, where channels when told “the children are watching,” and we all puzzle dances in my head, trying to reconcile what I think to hike, the laws of physics, poker strategies, how to grow know we shouldn’t. We gather round the lit screen like an to how I feel. the best tomatoes I’d ever tasted, and he could distinguish old-time fire, let its fakeness enlighten us. We’re silent and Back then, newly-divorced me resented the disastrous the cicadas’ song from the tree frogs and crickets. they scream. The screen glow warms us. Let the “others” timing—the right man at the wrong time. I plotted a path I didn’t expect to stay in Athens, and I didn’t expect to burn, we think, as long as it ain’t me. Oh well, we say, it’s far from Athens, marriage and children. I did not choose stay with Alan. I landed an internship in D.C. to finish out just something on TV.


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HIGHBALLS But I forgot the power of fear and anger, primal emotions as natural as a smile. We’re just animals who learned to think, create and innovate. Bullhorns distract us today in mass broadcasts of TV-streamed “reality.” Earbuds planted, but nothing’s grown. Neighborly conversation ripens and falls unknown. Let’s walk in the woods and litter our pride for the river to clean. Water—please. We’ll sit quiet in the dirt and feel the blood in the earth. Still, we’ll kneel listening for peace the whole day long beneath a canopy of leaves. Dwelling together by night before a small fire’s good light, we’ll share its true heat. We’ll trade face-lit stories and inspire a past stranger in the dark. Our desires are similar and no border splits us. We’ll swap stories in the forest on a long meander. Let’s whittle something worthwhile, an envelope-opener for an old lady we love or a bat for a boy who’ll swing in the big leagues. We’ll build a walnut bed and lie there, dream and sleep in peace in the woods away from TV. Reminded of true light, we’ll remember commonality and embrace our reality. I believe we can heal if it’s agreed we’ll calm the clamor, bury the axe and hang the hammer. A reminder of peace is what we need. It lives far from greed, past green hills and into the trees.

Driving Miss Kitty A Travel Log By Jay Barnes

June 15, 2016, 6 p.m. CST: Rush hour in St. Louis—thousands of cars sped past us as we drove into the sun, its brilliant rays making the lane markers near impossible to see. The segment of interstate I was on seemed to have been recently roughed, perhaps in preparation for a repaving, to occur well after my transit of this bumpy road. Up ahead, brake lights on cars began to glow as we rounded a curve. I cursed and applied my own brakes, bringing my car to a tentative stop. “Meow… meow? Meow. Meow!” inquired Cali, the halfSiamese wondercat who was my passenger, from her cozy carrier on the floorboard of the back seat. Cali and I had been trapped in my car for over 10 hours, and our nerves were wearing thin. She wanted out, and I wanted off of this road! Only arrival at our destination would satisfy us both. This project had seemed so easy eight months ago, back when my mother and I were visiting my sister and her family. There, my sister’s move to St. Louis had been discussed,

as well as the fact that they would be moving into an apartment until a house could be purchased… depending on the sale of their current house. To make the transition easier, my mom volunteered to watch Cali until the new house was ready. But how to get the precious cargo 600 miles from Georgia to Missouri? **Cue “Mighty Mouse” theme** “I’ll drive her!” I volunteered. Shoot, there were only two states between Georgia and Missouri, right? (It was actually three!) And these two states were the anemic Tennessee and Kentucky, renowned for their length and liquor, but not necessarily their depth on a U.S. road map. Weeks and seasons rolled by: holidays, New Year’s, first day of spring, my birthday. Finally, news came that my sister and her husband had sold their house, and were ready to purchase a new one. The closing and move date would be in June, which synced nicely with my work schedule, as well as my niece’s birthday. Plans were made, and itineraries set—I would spend the night at my parents’ house, crate the cat in the morning and set off for St. Louis as early as possible. My parents, meanwhile, would enlist pet-sitters and then take a flight later that day. I boasted that I would beat them to St. Louis, no problem! The week before the trip approached, with lots of lastminute prep: printing maps, hotel reservations and other logistical concerns. Unfortunately, my dad developed a very nasty infection that ended up keeping him in the hospital for almost two weeks, up to and including the day of our collective departure. That morning, my Mom tearfully approached me, and I feared the absolute worst. However, she said only: “I just canceled the flight,” she sobbed. “It didn’t feel real until just then.” Ouch, Mom! Way to make my heart skip a few beats. (Thankfully, my dad made it out A-OK, and my parents were able to visit St. Louis later that summer.) My sister and I had not wanted Mom to travel while Dad needed her back in Atlanta, so while it was a tough decision to make, we were glad that she decided to stay with him. I assuaged Mom’s concerns by reminding her that she and Dad could travel to see my sister as soon as he was better. The first major task of the trip was actually pretty easy: Cali kitty, who has a penchant for hiding underneath beds, was sequestered in a room, and the kitty carrier had been prepared. She smelled trouble, and immediately ran for cover. I had to lift up the bed to get her out so my mom could corner her. I released the bed and managed to grab Cali, gently tossing her into the carrier without difficulty. Everything else was packed up and ready, so I ambled down k continued on next page


























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to my car, made my goodbyes to mother and set off for high speed and adventure! Nothing would stand in my way, no barrier could contain me! Yes, we were on our way to the Great American Road Trip, full of high-speed action, roadside attractions and the thrill of seeing new and distant lands. After an hour of bumper-to-bumper Atlanta rush hour traffic, we finally made our way out of the city and began to head northwest. Cali was most vociferous in her discontent regarding the delay, and made her unease apparent to me at every available opportunity. I was ready for this, and had selected a most excellent audiobook to listen to while on my journey: Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton, the very title that is the basis for the hit Broadway show. It was like a perfect 10-hour loop of NPR documentary, and very informative! Cali and I sped through northwest Georgia’s gorgeous mountains, past Dalton’s carpet land and into Tennessee. We went through even more mountains, and I was pleasantly reminded of my former state of West Virginia, where curvy mountain roads were the norm. While gassing up, my brother-in-law called and asked about my estimated arrival time. I told him of my present location, and he estimated, “About five more hours, then.” In Nashville, we ran into another traffic snarl, a lunch rush of epic proportions. I was eating grocery-store sushi and bananas to keep up my strength. I considered sliding a piece of raw tuna to Cali, the lawn to her new home, and we all lived happily ever but thought better about sticking my fingers into a loaded after, the end… kitty carrier. And if you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I can Tennessee leveled out into Kentucky’s rolling hills, and I sell you. Actually, my nerves were so shot that when my sisbegan to head due west on what I presumed was a straight ter offered me a beer, I immediately chugged half of it just shot to St. Louis. Have I mentioned yet that I was not a to calm myself. Geography Bee finalist in middle school? When we entered Soon afterward, I collected my strung-out nerves and some relatively flat plains, we drove through an epic settled in for a three-day visit. We celebrated my niece’s Midwest storm—one of those giant systems that was omifirst birthday, watched some movies and even got to see nously dark for miles in all directions. Alexander Hamilton the Gateway Arch up close. Given that we had a 1-year-old was performing duties as a plucky artillery captain in the in our party, we had elected not to go up inside in case the Revolution while thunder crashed outside, and the rain lines were long, which they were. The Arch itself is an awepelted us so hard that the traffic slowed to speeds of about some monument, and spectacular to see up close—no visit 40 miles per hour, and many folks put on their emergency to St. Louis is complete without at least walking around it. flashers for added visibility. This was to be the only major The grounds around the Arch are underweather-related hiccup on my trip, going improvement, and should be comthankfully. We continued on, St. Louis plete around the time the sun balloons just around the corner… right? into a red giant, some 5.1 billion years But no one ever expects… Illinois. from now. Lines are expected to ease up Sure enough, my route was actually by then. taking me through the bottom end The three nights and three and a of Illinois, with three more interstate half days of visiting passed quickly, changes to go. How did I miss this, and I soon found myself back on the when I had months of reviewing the road, but blissfully alone this time, travel plan? I soldiered on, running with no distraught kitty to disturb my into yet another travel delay because concentration. of roadwork on some nameless Illinois While I had correctly predicted that interstate. After miles of orange bara trip of Atlanta to St. Louis could be rels, a small crew of idly chatty workers accomplished in one day, it was pretty revealed themselves, reveling in their arduous, so I had planned a stop in delight of not doing anything and closNashville on the way back. I actually ing off the entire left lane for miles have a friend who lives there, but when so that they could discuss the recent I contacted him, he was going to be out weather in Kentucky and the upcoming of the country on the days I would be release of Pokémon Go. While wishing there. I was hoping for free lodgings, famine and peril to them and their chilyes, but I instead settled for a nice cheap dren’s children’s children, we kept going. motel. Confession: Despite my 36 years, Back on the open road, I finally Cali didn’t realize she would start a long, I had never actually booked a hotel began to see signs for St. Louis. They uncomfortable trip the next morning. room. So, this was a first for me! may as well have said El Dorado! As I Upon entering Nashville’s downtown area, I noticed that neared the city, the interstate began to snake around into a lanes on the other direction of the interstate were closed, series of exchanges and ring roads, but I soon spotted the 630-foot Gateway Arch, emblem of this Midwestern munic- which I made mental note of, but figured would not concern me. I found my hotel easily, and took humble pride in ipal colossus. We had arrived! my nice little room, with its odd shower, overpowered air What hubris, what folly I had engaged in, though—I conditioner and uncomfortable chairs. After all, I was only forgot that my sister and her family lived west of St. Louis, there for one night, so I was very content even with these in a suburb! It would still be another 45 minutes before spartan surroundings. I checked the free Wi-Fi and found we neared their new house, and I finally managed to get that it was pretty much hit-or-miss. Sometimes it would lost and go about a mile out of my way before finding their work, other times it was a distant dream—but again, I street. It was at that point, bless her soul, that Cali began could survive without it for a night. the full-on Kitty in Distress howl-a-thon. At least it was at The hotel was cute, close to downtown and fairly runthe end of our trip. Ah, and what a sweet arrival! Birds singing and rainbows down: The air intake in the bathroom was pretty dusty, and the TV set in the room was ancient. Even the plastic plants forming overhead, hand in paw, Cali and I skipped across


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on the breezeway were wilting. Still, it was my hotel, and I was bound and determined to get $83 worth of lodging out of it. Despite my friend not being present to show me around, I took a self-guided tour of Nashville’s downtown, and even did a little bar crawling. After eating and drinking lots of water, I felt confident enough to drive back to my hotel, so I brought up my smartphone’s navigation app, plugged in the address to my motel—and the battery promptly gave out. How foolish I was for lugging a 1-ounce charging cable over 1,000 miles, only to leave it back at base camp! “No worries,” I told myself. “It is an easy-enough proposition: I arrived in this very stretch of downtown by the same interstate I traveled on three days before; I need only to find my way to that same interstate and get off on the appropriate exit.” Much like, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” I found that Nashville had its own motto. Only, theirs was: “Our system of roads and our routing of them defy all logic and reason.” I would spend the next hour vainly circling the various roads and interstates around downtown, trying to find my way back to my correct interstate and exit. Even listening to exploits of Hamilton’s adventures as a journeyman lawyer were not enough to calm me. Despite all this, I eventually found my way back and collapsed into bed. Since I was still on Eastern time, I awoke a bit early for the free breakfast, so I snacked on one of my bananas until it was time for my weak coffee and hockeypuck-like biscuit and gravy. I’ll admit that I went back for seconds, despite the crusty, lukewarm nature of the biscuits. Speaking of Luke, my last major stop was to a “Dukes of Hazzard” museum, run by one of the actors from the show. It was a great trip down merchandise memory lane, and Daisy Duke herself was going to be there signing autographs that day… but I felt the longing for home, and so after cruising past the Grand Ol’ Opry (just to say I had driven past it), I promptly got on the wrong interstate and drove 10 miles away from my southeastern route. Even after I realized my error, I got back on the same interstate after a stop for gas, and went another three miles out of my way. Nashville’s labyrinthine roads had defeated me soundly once again. After six more hours of driving, with few delays, I was back on good ol’ Highway 316, heading east toward Athens. While Hamilton and Madison were clandestinely writing the Federalist Papers, I sped towards home—and found myself dozing off! The weak hotel coffee had not been enough, and I had been in a barren wasteland sans Starbucks since then. I steeled my resolve and made it back to Athens in one piece, with lots of great memories and overpriced souvenir T-shirts. I had driven almost 1,400 miles, seen parts of

three states I had never visited and had a great visit with my sister’s family. But as I poured myself a nice chamomile and settled into my recliner, I realized that Dorothy was right: There’s no place like home. Or was that Glenda?

Garden for Wee Wildlife In Memory of Laura Conroy By Liz Conroy

Our 25-year-old daughter, Laura Conroy, passed away in the early hours of Sunday, Oct. 30. She lived passionately, generously and sometimes on the edge. She loved birds, children and all other wildlife. Dogs, horses, chickens and pet rats were also important to her during her bright and beautiful life. When Laura lived in Argentina during her 2014 UGA study-abroad program, her fellow students avoided walking next to her in some areas. Stray dogs came out of nowhere to follow Laura, even though she didn’t call them or offer them food. They just seemed to want her attention. Children in Athens and beyond behaved similarly. When we went to a restaurant and a small child sat near us, the youngster might hop off his or her chair to stand near Laura. I’d ask, “Do you know this child?” Laura would often reply, “No, we just smiled at each other.” She was the Pied Piper of kids and dogs. They probably picked up her positive vibes. Michael Conroy

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On the afternoon of Oct. 30, when the detective told me she was deceased from apparent suicide, I said he was wrong! It was a mistaken identity. She would not kill herself, because she loved life. But he was right. In honor of Laura’s life and her love of all creatures great and small, please consider the small wildlife in your garden or yard, especially during times of drought. Set out a shallow dish of fresh water for the amphibians, reptiles and little mammals near the bird bath, or somewhere easy to remember. Small ground-dwellers need fresh water just as much as birds. But they can’t tell us about their thirst. Tips: Change the water every few days to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. Put a bent stick in the dish for creatures struggling to climb out of the water if they get in too deep. Metal dishes get hot, so try a large terracotta saucer (the kind used under a potted plant). All things wise and wonderful will appreciate your kindness. So will Laura.

A Fortuitous Reunion on the Road to Athens By Jill Hartmann-Roberts

On the day after Christmas in 2011, I said goodbye to San Diego and departed on a 2,500-mile cross-country road trip to start my new life in Athens, GA. I was scared to

death. After spending all 41 years of my life in Southern California, I was relocating for the first time. I didn’t know anyone in Georgia, except my husband, Arthur, who had begun his new career as an assistant professor at the UGA School of Pharmacy in August. Other than spending one week in October visiting Arthur, I had never been to the South; I had no idea what to expect. After finals week at UGA, Arthur flew back to California to ride with our two dogs and me from San Diego to Athens. I’d never driven across the country, and it was important to me to prove to myself I could do it. The farthest I’d ever driven by myself was 300 miles. Driving all the way across the United States was a feat of endurance that I felt compelled to accomplish, and I insisted on doing all the driving. Because Arthur had to return to work after New Year’s Day, and we needed to ensure we had dog-friendly accommodations, we researched the trip carefully. We booked all our hotels ahead, which locked us into our daily itinerary. We mapped out the most direct route possible, staying in the southern part of the U.S. to avoid harsh winter weather. Driving nine to 10 hours a day, we’d arrive just in time to spend my first full day in my new home on New Year’s Eve—the perfect day to end one chapter of life and begin the next. The first day of the drive went smoothly. The arid desert terrain of the Imperial Valley and western Arizona was not scenic, but everything was new to me, so the view held my interest. It only took six-and-a-half hours to reach our first destination: the Hampton Inn in Tucson. On Day Two, blazing sunshine and clear skies accompanied us through eastern Arizona and into New Mexico. We drove through cactus-filled desert lands, full of tumbleweeds, with red rock mountains in the background. By the time we stopped for gas in the early afternoon, we felt the chill of crisp December air. I wrapped my scarf tightly around my neck and pulled down my knit cap over my ears to shield myself from the cold. “How much longer until we get to Roswell?” I asked. “About four hours, maybe six. Lots of small towns up ahead,” Arthur answered. I was already feeling tired, but I didn’t let him know. I was still determined to do all the driving myself. As I drove up the windy road toward Roswell, we passed snow banks, wooden cabins and pine trees along the mountainside as far as the eye could see. We finally made it to the Best Western in Roswell late that evening. I was so exhausted that I started to nod off right at the dinner table. But I was not going to back down from my goal to drive all the way to Athens. Because the third day of driving was going to be the longest of all, we intended to depart by 8:30 a.m. We ended up waking up at 8:30 instead. Frustrated with our late start, we scrambled to get dressed, walk the dogs, grab breakfast in the hotel restaurant and get back on the road as fast as we could. At 9, while eating our breakfast, I looked up and saw a man I recognized walk into the restaurant. I couldn’t believe it. It was Arthur’s Uncle Bucky from Albuquerque! He walked past our table, but didn’t see us. “Oh my God! It’s Uncle Bucky!” “What?” Arthur asked. “Uncle Bucky! It’s your Uncle Bucky!” Arthur turned around and saw his favorite uncle, a corporate lawyer who lived halfway across the state, filling his plate with food at the buffet. “Oh my God, that is Uncle Bucky!” Arthur’s whole face lit up like a Christmas tree. His eyes danced with joy. Arthur rarely got the chance to visit his uncle. The last time they’d seen each other was a year ago at our wedding. “Uncle Bucky!” Arthur called out. “Uncle Bucky!” k continued on next page

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The handsome, white-haired gentleman, dressed in a suit and tie, looked as surprised as we did when he saw us. He came over to our table right away. Arthur stood up and embraced his uncle, both men laughing and patting each other on the back as they hugged. Uncle Bucky just happened to be at this hotel in Roswell because he was meeting another lawyer from Lubbock. They were on opposite sides of a legal battle, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d decided to consult here in Roswell, approximately halfway between them. Because Uncle Bucky had a 9:30 a.m. meeting scheduled with the other attorney, our visit was much shorter than Arthur and his uncle would have liked, but it was the best Christmas gift Arthur could have ever hoped for. As it turned out, if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d left on time, we would have missed running into Uncle Bucky altogether. In life, things often happen for a good reason. This was certainly one of those times. Two days later, close to midnight on Dec. 30, we arrived safely at my new home in Georgia. It had been a long driveâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;2,500 milesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but I made it. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d driven all the way across America! The next morning, Arthur and I reminisced about our trip as we walked the dogs through our East Athens neighborhood. We both had been blessed with Christmas gifts weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d always remember: Arthurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fortuitous reunion with his Uncle Bucky, and my accomplishment of that cross-country drive. It was New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve, and our family was all together again under one roof, beginning our new life in Georgia. We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been happier.

Seeing Hamilton on Broadway Post-Lin, Post-Election, Post-Pence, Post-Mixtape By Dina Canup

After cherishing my unexpectedly acquired tickets for many months, I wondered what it would be like without my favorites from the cast album and after knowing the music so well. Then, the election turned the world upside down, Pence dared to show his face in the Richard Rodgers Theatre and got politely called out, and the fierce â&#x20AC;&#x153;Immigrantsâ&#x20AC;? from the just-released Hamilton Mixtape blew my mind on the predawn drive to catch a plane to New York. It was hard to be in the moment at first. My brain kept jumping from one thought to another: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m seeing

Hamilton!/I like new Aaron Burr/look how they staged that/ wow!/HERCULES MULLIGAN!/I love the double revolve/so much going on, where do I look? And then Laurens, played by Andrew Chappelle, dropped a crucial line during â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Shot.â&#x20AC;? The music stopped as he was supposed to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get this guy in front of a crowd!â&#x20AC;? He spit it out right as the music resumed, and I was reminded that yes, this is live theater, so live it! The new cast members get the job done. Brandon Dixon made a fantastic Aaron Burr. Javier MuĂąoz as Hamilton was solid, though I liked him better as the older Hamiltonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;his young Hamilton needed a hint more of striving scrappiness. Seth Stewart was so good as Lafayette, and brilliant as Jefferson. Nicholas Christopher, the new George Washington, nailed it. I liked Chappelleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Laurens, and especially Phillipâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;I realized after the show that he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the regular or the understudy, but one of the swings, prepared to go on for several different roles. Impressive! As a big fan of Hercules Mulligan, I was thrilled to see soon-todepart Okieriete Onaodowan, not just as Mulligan but as a more fun Madison than you can experience by listening to the album.

Lexi Lawson did very well as Eliza Schuyler Hamilton. However, I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t crazy about Mandy Gonzalez as Angelica. She has a lovely Broadway voice and would also have done well as Eliza, but her portrayal somehow lacked some of the spunky, crisp ease in rhyming that Angelica should have. Original Peggy/Mrs. Reynolds Jasmine Jones had her final performance mere days after I saw the show. She rocked itâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;she was funny, sultry and powerful. Every performer in the ensemble was flawless. Rory Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Malleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s King George III positively reigned every time he stepped onstage. He was simply everything: regal, slightly crazy, funny, wry, pointed and with more stage time in act two than I had expected. The audience adored him. This limbo, between a disastrous election and the inauguration of a walking nightmare accompanied by a parade of dangerous fools for his cabinet, made a strange time to see this particular show. Hamilton celebrates our founding with a sense of hope despite the divisiveness of politics, but a positive political outlook is hard to summon at the moment. For example, in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dear Theodosia,â&#x20AC;? Burr and Hamilton are optimistic about making the country right for their children to grow up in; I was wondering how we can



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ever make things right for our kids over these next frightening few years. “One Last Time” made me think of Obama more than Washington, and how sad it is to contemplate saying goodbye to a beloved president while fearing what will follow. The references to slavery made me reflect on the bitter fact that these patriots kicked the toxic can of race problems down the road for generations (listen to the mixtape for the third cabinet battle; it was left out the show), and we still don’t have all the answers. On a positive note, the line “immigrants—we get the job done” during “Yorktown” earned cheers from much of the audience. In “Wrote My Way Out” on the mixtape, Miranda gives us some great new lines. Referencing In the Heights, he says, “I know Abuela’s never really gonna win the lottery. So it’s up to me to draw blood with this pen, hit an artery… and shine a light when it’s gray out.” Hamilton is indeed a beacon in these murky times. When it goes on tour, I think you’ll get a great show. When the rights become available, I hope Aurora Theatre is the first in Georgia to do it, since its In the Heights was fantastically Broadway-worthy (Usnavi, Diego Klock-Perez, would be an amazing Hamilton). There is so much theater in Georgia, within five or 50 miles from your door, that is as good or nearly so as what you can find in NYC—plus more productions that, if not up to the production levels of Broadway, provide top-notch experiences with all the laughter or tears or thoughts as you could wish. It was absolutely worth making a trip to New York to see Hamilton, but there’s a lot of great stuff closer to home, too. Theater is thriving all over the place.

Black Friday Is Still a Friday By DJ Thomason

It was already late November and I hadn’t found my Christmas cheer And I was determined not to find it in a refuge peddling beer. An old peculiar codger sitting at the table next to mine Tugged his gray bush of a beard and heaved a long forbearing sigh. “Christmas is a bummer,” he said. “This year even worse than most. “I’d like to tell Santa Claus to kindly kiss my toast. “But that’d be hard to say, and an even harder thing to do, “Because even if you don’t believe it, I am that old forsaken fool.” I gave him a strange look, shook my head and glanced away Not quite ready to deal with the nutcase of the day. “It’s true,” he said, moving, from his table over to mine “But I haven’t rode that magic sled since nineteen twentynine. “Another black day of history, the day the stock market crashed, “But up there in my world, my darling sweetheart passed.” “We had our very first funeral in the outskirts of our town “And the elves sang hymns and dirges as we all gathered ’round. “And when Mrs. Claus was laid to rest, black Tuesday at the North Pole, “Something came unhinged in my head and broke inside my soul. “The Christmas lights no longer flashed, and the bells no longer rang “And I couldn’t find the spirit in my heart where it once sprang.” “And without the needed guidance of Jolly Old St Nick “Our Christmas town went to hell, and it went there pretty quick. “The reindeer stopped flying; they said it wasn’t worth the risk. “They hid my sleigh in San Jose, and the thing was never missed. “The elves formed a union, and stopped their toy works; “They demanded pay and benefits and all the union perks.”

The Somewhere Bar was babe-less on this late November night. The only girl available was serving me a Bud Light. All the women were home unwinding and bragging of their scores, On this yearly spending orgy, the day that God abhors. All that shopping is exhausting, scratching and clawing takes its toll And I still don’t understand why they worship that store named Kohl’s. So I took a corner booth, sipped my beer and gazed around And noticed that the Somewhere Bar had completely let me down. Gift cards lined the register and T-shirts lined the walls And a ceramic bulldawg Christmas tree had glowing bulldawg balls.

“One day they grew so bored, they hacked a satellite feed “And spent the year consuming all the TV that they’d freed. “They obsessed over one movie: Lord of the freaking Rings “They wanted bows and arrows and an honored elfin king. “All the boys liked Arwen and the girls loved Legolas “And they steadfastly refused to honor their red-suited human boss.

“So I’ve spent my winters here in this hallmark Georgia town, “Until another Santa Claus is made or birthed or found.” He took a sip of Guinness and closed his rheumy eyes, And I couldn’t help but penetrate his homeless beggar guise. I found my Christmas spirit sitting there by old St. Nick And decided I couldn’t take another year without him at the stick. I shook him from his slumber, pulled him to his weary feet And marched him from this den of booze and out into the street. “Where are we going?” he asked. “My box is up on Prince.” His breath was most unholy and his aroma made me wince. “I’m taking you to visit the one person in this town “Who has the Christmas spirit of near any woman ’round. “My mom has been a widow since I was ten or twelve “And I know she can handle reindeer rogues or rowdy elves.” “So we’ll take you to her house, get you bathed and dressed and straight, “And I’ll introduce Her Plumpness to her newfound Christmas mate. “Yule is just around the corner, only thirty days or so; “You need a new Mrs. Claus, and my mother needs a new beau.” He nodded, blinked, laughed, and finally began to cry. “You were always a good boy, DJ,” he said with a knowing smile.

The Movie that Athens Hates By Don Shelnutt

A vintage rockabilly B-movie that was made in Athens is currently gaining a cult following. Most old-school Athenians thought this movie died 40 years ago. I noticed that Netflix has added some new movies to its site recently, and one of the movies, to my surprise, is one titled Poor Pretty Eddie. Poor Pretty Eddie is an old drive-in or grindhouse movie that was made here in Athens. The best description of the movie is that it’s a racially charged, disturbing, politically incorrect movie. The movie has been bought and sold many times and released under at least five different titles, and it is now back under its original name. The 44-year-old movie has been categorized as a horror film, a sexy thriller, a redneck revenge film or a black revenge film. One movie critic k continued on next page

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Trek” series. Although I was too young to watch it when it originally aired, it became one of my favorite shows in syndication, airing at 11:30 on Saturday night in my hometown of Montgomery, AL. stated that Poor Pretty Eddie “was not a blaxploitation film I have always been a science nerd, and I quickly became as much as it was a hicksploitation film.” a Trekkie. I decided on this night to watch the first and last The movie was filmed almost exclusively in East Athens. episodes in the series. The first episode is interesting not The bulk of the movie’s scenes take place at Athens’ beloved only because of the storyline, but because it has a different Charlie Williams Pinecrest Lodge. Other locations in the captain and almost a completely different crew. Mr. Spock is movie are the Oglethorpe County VFW Hall, a power plant one of the few characters that made off Barnett Shoals Road and High the cut to stay in the series that we Shoals in Oconee County. know and love. Most Athenians who are familiar The last episode, however, was with this movie would rather it not the one that had the most impact on be associated with Athens in any the heels of the most bruising presiway. When it was released, there was dential campaign in recent memory. no fanfare in Athens. Poor Pretty The episode starts with the starship Eddie’s premiere was in Hollywood Enterprise responding to a distress and was attended by a small crowd of call on a planet where an archeoinsiders that included the last public logical team is doing research on sighting of Mae West. an ancient civilization. For Captain Poor Pretty Eddie was made in the Kirk, the ultimate ladies’ man, it’s a fall of 1973. Surprisingly, the movie reunion, because one of the two surstarred several big-name actors. The vivors on the planet is an old flame leading actor was a young Lesley from his Starfleet Academy days. Uggams, who is currently involved What appears to start as a heartfelt in the mega-hit TV series “Empire.” reunion turns nasty as his old flame, She started her career as a popular Dr. Janice Lester, traps Kirk in an singer and moved to television; Poor ancient device that transfers his Pretty Eddie was her first big-screen consciousness into her body and vice attempt. Playing the role of Eddie versa. Why would Dr. Lester do such was Michael Christian, who starred a treacherous thing? Because she in the popular television series verdesperately wants to be a Starfleet sion of “Peyton Place.” captain, and in Starfleet, only men Playing one of the film’s lead roles can reach the rank of captain. Even was famed actor Shelley Winters. in the 23rd Century, women are relWinters’ off-the-set drama while egated to being second-class citizens. making this movie included a near Of course, “Star Trek” is a ficcrash-landing at Athens-Ben Epps tional show that originally aired in Airport, skinnydipping in the the 1960s, and times have certainly Howard Johnson pool and a heated Dub Taylor and Leslie Uggams changed since then. “Star Trek” run-in with then-Atlanta Falcons owner Rankin Smith in his box seats during a Falcons purchased the film. It was re-edited, with the graphic sexual had an important role in our culture besides being great entertainment. It offered unique role models that inspired game. and violent segments removed to make the film more suitpeople of all generations to believe that they could do more. Two of the more colorful characters were played by able for television. The name of the film was then changed The multiculturalist aspect of the show showed Russian, seasoned actors, Dub Taylor and Slim Pickens. Taylor and to Heartbreak Hotel. The film enjoyed very limited success, Asian, African, American and Pickens both had roots in the old Hollywood Westerns. Ted after which the movie was sold even alien characters working Cassidy was another key character. He played a 7-foot-tall to Group One Films. Group together for a common goal, unlikely good guy. Cassidy later went on to play the role of One replaced the graphic segwhich was inspirational during Lurch in the hit television series “The Addams Family.” ments that had been removed, the time of the Cold War and Two other roles were played by Oglethorpe County first naming the restored the beginning of the Vietnam Sheriff Gene Smith and Clarke County Sheriff Tommy Huff. movie The Girl in the Web and War. In particular, Lt. Uhura, I’m sure both of these professional law enforcement officers then The Victim. It was finally as a black communications wished they had never been talked into making this movie, dubbed Redneck Country and officer, provided a unique charwhich did not reflect positively on them. The worst embarreleased in 1979. acter for television at the time, rassment was the University of Georgia’s head basketball Eventually, Group One and has no doubt inspired coach, “Red” Lawson, who played a sleazy traveling salessold the film to Gold Key many minority women to purman. Red shared an unseemly scene with Uggams that took Entertainment. The movie sue their interest in science. place in a car parked at High Shoals. was then released on home Gene Roddenberry proThe mystique of this movie comes from who produced it. video as Heartbreak Hotel duced a classic show that The original executive producer was Michael Thevis. Thevis in 1986. It was also named was able to discuss issues of was an Atlanta businessman who owned over 300 adult Black Vengeance and released class, race and diversity that bookstores and was said to have been the country’s largest in targeted urban markets provided entertainment with pornography distributor. It was stated in 1973 that 40 perby Bedford Entertainment, a message. However, on this cent of the porn sold in the U.S. came from Thevis’ Atlanta a Manhattan-based sub-disone issue, even the visionary operation. Thevis also had a production company that made tributor. HD Cinema Classics Roddenberry, who also wrote pornographic movies for his theaters and peep shows in his and Film Chest have recently this episode, could not look adult bookstores. released the widescreen transpast his own biases to consider It was rumored that Thevis was connected to a major fer on a DVD/Blu-Ray combo. that a woman could be qualiNew York crime family. That rumor was not helped by sevThe film looks better now than Publicity photo of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner as Mr. Spock fied enough to be a starship eral of Thevis’ pornography competitors dying mysteriously it did when it was new. captain. in unsolved violent deaths. Both the FBI and the IRS were But the warning that I leave and Captain Kirk from the television program “Star Trek.” If I had seen this episode a investigating Thevis’ operations. In an attempt to launder you with about this movie is less-than-clean money, Thevis started several legitimate this: Once you see it, you cannot un-see it. Poor Pretty Eddie year ago, I probably would not have had a second thought about its premise. Although not my first choice for presibusinesses, including the General Recording Company. is the Athens movie, whether we like it or not. dent, I thought Hillary Clinton was much more qualified for General produced Sammy Johns’ hit song “Chevy Van.” the position than Donald Trump. Was her loss in this close Thevis also started making non-porn movies. He had election the result of even a small percentage of Americans made a couple of B-movies before Poor Pretty Eddie that did feeling like Roddenberry did 50 years ago—that there are not do well. Poor Pretty Eddie was his first mainstream film By David L. Suarez some jobs only a man can do? I will leave that question for using well-known actors. Christian tells about how Winters others to ponder. was paid weekly with suitcases of cash delivered by some of The Friday after the 2016 election, I was waiting for my For all residents of the United States, I wish you the Thevis’ people from Atlanta. high-schoolers to come home from the football game, and famous Vulcan motto, “Live long and prosper,” during the Poor Pretty Eddie’s director was Richard Robinson, and I decided to watch some TV. I scrolled through Netflix and the film’s cinematographer was David Worth. 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and Worth had been making movies for Thevis for several years. Robinson and Worth purchased the script, written by B.W. Sandefur, a small-screen writer who wrote episodes of “Barnaby Jones,” “Little House on the Prairie” and “Charlie’s Angels.” The edited movie was purchased by West America, a Denver-based distributor, which released Poor Pretty Eddie in 1975. In a couple of years, West America went out of business, and Christian and Worth, along with a group of investors,

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