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Georgia Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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Pushed Out, Priced Out, Taxed Out Residents Worry About Hancock, And More Local News By Blake Aued and Dan Jackson news@flagpole.com

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and the Athens Housing Authority is writLike elections, zoning has consequences, ing a master plan for the West Broad area. often unintended ones—a lesson Athens The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation residents have been learning the past few also weighed in on behalf of protecting the years. neighborhood. Board of Trustees President In 2000, responding to community Adam Hebbard told the commission that concerns about sprawling development, the ACHF supports the infill housing ordithe Athens-Clarke County Commission nance, “but we are also keenly aware this approved a new zoning map that limited ordinance would not provide protection growth in rural areas on the outskirts of to all neighborhoods,” specifically West the county, increased the allowed density Hancock Avenue, “one of the few intact downtown and designated neighborhoods [historic] African-American neighborhoods near downtown like the Hancock Corridor in Athens.” for multifamily development. Back to the 2000 comp plan: Newspaper The decision cost then-District 3 comarchives from the time show that downmissioner Alvin Sheats his seat. George town development wasn’t really an issue. Maxwell beat him two years later and sucRather, the fight was over whether rural ceeded in changing part of the neighborlandowners should be able to maximize hood’s zoning back to single-family. their profits when selling their property to Today, even Sheats is in favor of meadevelopers to build subdivisions. sures to protect the Hancock Corridor. “We realize we’re being pushed out, priced out, taxed out,” he told the commission Feb. 7 on behalf of the local NAACP chapter. Sheats and other Hancock residents were at the meeting because the commission was poised to pass an infill housing ordinance written in response to homebuyers knocking down normalsized homes, mainly in Five Points, to build huge ones that loom over their neighbors. However, the ordinance only covers single-family neighborhoods, not ones that are zoned multi-family but are mostly made up of single-family homes, such as Hancock, Rocksprings and West Broad. “If you can’t build your big dream mansion in Normaltown, are you going to move to Hancock?” said Commissioner Melissa Link, who won the District 3 seat after Maxwell retired in I’ve made a huge mistake. 2014. A few years later, condominium developHancock Corridor residents are nervous ments, mainly marketed to Georgia football about what might happen to their neighfans, started to pop up downtown. People borhood, especially considering the rumors thought they were ugly, so ACC adopted about turning The Varsity into a mixed-use design guidelines under Mayor Heidi development with a grocery store. (No Davison that don’t really seem to have done plans have been filed, and commissioners the trick. say a representative for the Gordy family, Development stalled during the receswhich owns the iconic restaurant and is sion, but about five years ago the market for assembling property around it, has assured “luxury” student housing within walking them nothing is imminent.) “Everyone in the neighborhood is incred- distance of the UGA campus (and downibly concerned about the encroaching devel- town bars) exploded. The 2000 zoning map worked, as commissioner Diane Bell noted. opment,” resident Casey Nissenbaum said. But no one had anticipated that thousands Link was ready to propose a moratoof people would move downtown in the rium on development in the corridor while span of just a few years, or that they’d officials look at zoning tweaks, but Mayor almost all be college students. Who drink. Nancy Denson and ACC Attorney Bill A lot. Now many residents are worried that Berryman blocked it, ruling that it wasn’t downtown is becoming “an alcohol theme germane to the infill housing ordinance. park,” as David Lynn, one of the candiBut the issue isn’t dead. A commitdates for Athens Downtown Development tee appointed by ACC, the Clarke County Authority executive director, recently put it. School District, the Athens Land Trust

At its Feb. 7 meeting, the commission voted to ban all but the smallest new bars and apartment complexes downtown for one year while a study is underway to address issues like overcrowding, rampant binge drinking and a toxic, discriminatory culture on the student bar scene east of Lumpkin. “We’ve got enough multi-family student apartments downtown,” Commissioner Mike Hamby said. “We don’t need any more… The same discussion has happened about bars on numerous occasions.” As Link argued, “You didn’t have to be a rocket scientist to predict that these kinds of problems would ensue.” In fact, commissioners did try to grapple with it back in 2011, briefly declaring a moratorium on downtown development to study whether the infrastructure could handle it. But they opted not to change downtown’s 200bedrooms-per-acre maximum density in spite of discovering that the eastern side of downtown might not have the sewer capacity to handle it. That was not long after Denson killed the Blue Heron plan for a research park and riverwalk along the North Oconee River to clear the way for the notorious Selig/ Walmart development, which morphed into

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The Mark, the 900-bedroom apartment complex under construction on Oconee and Wilkerson streets. Now that it’s too late, Denson—who put the current moratorium on the agenda—has seen the light. “There are things we didn’t deal with incrementally that we have to deal with now,” the always-diplomatic Commissioner Kelly Girtz said. “Better to deal with them now than to ignore them altogether.” [Blake Aued]

Campus Carry: It’s Baaaaaaaack “I think some version of campus carry will be back,” state Rep. Regina Quick (R-Athens) told about 100 constituents at a town hall meeting at the library Feb. 5 sponsored by the local political group 100+ Days of Action. Sure enough, last week Rep. Mandy Ballinger (R-Canton) dropped a new

version of the bill allowing guns on college campuses, which UGA students and staff helped to fight off last year. Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed the bill, but the new version excludes university-run daycares, which was one of Deal’s objections last year. Quick voted for the bill last time, casting the issue as one of self-defense, while Rep. Spencer Frye (D-Athen) voted against it. “My take on it is, there [are] probably guns all over campus right now,” he said. “You don’t see it.” The fine for carrying a concealed weapon on campus with a permit is only $100, he noted. The big issue under the Gold Dome right now, though, is casino gambling. Legislators are considering a bill to let voters decide whether to allow two “destination resorts” in Georgia; the bill would need a two-thirds majority in both chambers, because it’s a constitutional amendment. Supporters say it would boost funding for HOPE, but “I’m trying to figure out who benefits from this, and what’s in it for us,” Quick said. Both Quick and Frye are backing a bill that would halt gerrymandering by taking the power to draw districts out of partisan hands and turning it over to an independent committee. It doesn’t stand a chance, but they said they’re hoping to at least get a hearing on it to raise awareness. Another bill that they both support but has little chance of passing would let voters cast their ballots at any precinct in their home county. “There’s been some question as to whether or not this is some kind of partisan measure,” Quick said. “It’s not. It’s a goodgovernment, local-control measure.” Perhaps appropriately, given campus carry’s reemergence, much of the meeting focused on how to effectively communicate with legislators. Lawmakers rarely hear from more than six or 10 people on an issue, according to Frye. “A wellcomposed email or a phone call is extremely effective for me,” he said. But don’t send a mass email or form letter, Frye added. And don’t come to the capitol and expect Quick to leave the House chamber when it’s in session to meet with you; instead, call her before 8 a.m., during lunch or after 4 p.m., she said. Make sure you give your name and address, too. [BA]

Hallelujah! No More Pay-andDisplay Meters! One problem the new ADDA director, whoever that may be—a vote was scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 14—won’t have to deal with is the much-maligned pay-and-display parking meters. The ADDA originally purchased the meters in 2009 because authority members wanted to accept credit and debit cards and dollar bills for parking fees. But they were confusing and inconvenient to use, and frequently broke down. Soon after, singlespace meters that take cards became available, so the authority started the process


of replacing them in 2014. (Some of the pay-and-display meters have been moved to ADDA-owned surface lots.) The last nine pay-and-display meters were removed from Clayton Street last week, replaced with 127 new single-space meters at a cost of $141,250, paid for by parking and sales-tax revenue. The only drawback to the new meters is that frequent visitors to downtown won’t have the pleasure of watching out-of-towners trying to figure out how they work. [BA]

Athenians Travel to Greensboro to Trash Trump A large crowd of energized and vocal opponents of the new administration’s policies attended Friday’s constituent service meeting in Greensboro, hosted by representatives of Rep. Jody Hice, a Republican who represents Athens, and the state’s two Republican senators, Johnny Isakson and David Perdue.

took on the raucous mood of a university demonstration, as young, middle-aged and senior attendees shouted their support for the stories they heard from dozens of speakers. Each speaker announced their hometown, and many had traveled 100 miles or more for the meeting. Many speakers were teachers, and they decried charter-school advocate and major GOP donor Betsy Devos’ appointment as education secretary. One said, “We can’t let Trump sell out our children.” One speaker covered the Hice-sponsored House Resolution 586, the so-called Sanctity of Life Act, an anti-abortion bill that deems that life begins at fertilization. The speaker voiced fears of criminalizing women who lose their children to miscarriage, and cited horrifying examples of women being closely questioned regarding the circumstances of their miscarriages. A Hice representative who stayed behind to observe the meeting said he would take notes for the legislators but would not

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Hundreds of Athens residents drove to Greensboro and crowded into a county government building Feb. 10 to confront staff members for Republican Rep. Jody Hice and Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue about their support for Trump Administration policies.

Some were wearing the pink “pussy hats” worn during the recent wave of demonstrations in Washington and in cities across the country, and many held up hand-lettered signs. The room was packed, and most of the crowd—estimated by Greene County Sheriff Donnie Harrison at more than 500—was standing in the back and along the sides of the room. After the staff members introduced themselves to the crowd, Josh Findlay, a Hice staffer, said it was “the largest crowd we’ve ever had” at this kind of meeting. He then announced that due to the crowd size, meetings would be held individually in nearby private rooms. At this point, people in the crowd began booing loudly and howling that they wanted to be heard by the legislators’ surrogates, and sustained chants of “Hear our voice!” “Cowards!” and “This is what democracy looks like!” rang out. Nonetheless, 15 minutes into the contentious meeting, the staffers walked through the crowd to the back of the packed room while one called a list of names of people with whom they would meet, speaking loudly over the chanting. An attendee then took the microphone and suggested that people who wanted to speak could come up to share their stories, and dozens of people began lining up to take their turn to speak. At that point, the meeting quickly

answer questions. The crowd noticed that he wasn’t taking notes and yelled at him to start writing, at which point he began writing in his notebook. Some speakers called for President Trump to release his taxes. Others pointed to issues of conflict of interest, and referred to Eric Trump’s recent trip on Trump business to Uruguay, during which he enjoyed the protection of his Secret Service detail. One speaker asked, to huge applause, “Did Hice vote secretly to do away with the House Committee on Ethics?” An immigrant from India pointed to Congress’ reluctance to pass laws for gun control. A second-generation MuslimAmerican woman asked rhetorically, “When people say I should go home, I wonder where they mean for me to go?” After about 80 minutes, a Hice staffer asked how many more people wanted to speak before the noon cut-off time, and more than 25 hands shot up. Referring to the oppression she felt by the administration, one speaker said to loud and long applause, “We are in Egypt, and Pharaoh is sitting in the White House!” After the meeting, which ran from 10 a.m. to nearly 12:30 p.m., an attendee was overheard to say, “At the end of the day, I think democracy is going to die, and we’re screwed.” [Dan Jackson] f

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Craft Beer and Cavities Two Issues Georgia Is Finally Improving On By Tom Crawford tcrawford@gareport.com What should be the priority for state legislators—helping their poorest constituents or protecting the financial status of their most affluent constituents? In the case of Georgia lawmakers, the answer has traditionally been to take care of the wealthy. There is a state law that says dental hygienists cannot provide basic services such as teeth cleanings in settings like school clinics and nursing homes unless a dentist is present to provide “direct supervision.” Georgia is one of only three states—Alabama and Mississippi are the others—that still make it illegal for hygienists to do this. Thousands of low-income Georgians will suffer from tooth decay and gum diseases because they can’t afford to go to the dentist. Sam Whitehead of GPB filed a compelling report on how the law affects Turner County Elementary School, located in the South Georgia town of Ashburn where more than a quarter of the population lives below the poverty line. A free dental clinic was set up at the elementary school that is equipped with dental chairs and related medical equipment. It is intended to help kids who couldn’t afford a trip to the dentist. But no children have been treated at the clinic because there aren’t many dentists in that part of the state, and the law makes it illegal for hygienists to provide these services unattended by dentists. Why is such an absurd statute allowed to remain on the books? Because dentists, like doctors, are a powerful group of professionals who can afford to have lobbyists represent them at the capitol. There are some dentists who don’t want to see their revenue streams threatened by these safety-net clinics that provide free dental care for poor people, so their lobbyists have worked hard to keep the state law from being amended.

That situation appears to be changing this year. Bills that would repeal the requirement for “direct supervision” were introduced in both chambers and are making their way through the legislative process. The House and Senate both voted last week to approve their versions of the bill. Rep. Lee Hawkins (R-Gainesville), a legislator who is also a dentist, is one of the sponsors of the House bill. “All in all, if it helps more children access dental care, then we have done a good day’s work,” Hawkins said. Speaking of prohibition, our state is also in last place in an entirely different category. Georgia and Mississippi are the last two states that still make it illegal for craft brewers and local distillers to sell their products directly to customers. This law is a holdover from the prohibition era, and like the prohibitions against dental hygienists, it looks as if the state may finally get rid of it. The protected class in this case are the wholesalers. They don’t produce beer and distilled spirits at the manufacturing end, and they don’t sell it to customers on the retail end. Craft brewers and distillers, however, are required to sell their products to wholesalers, who turn around and sell it to package stores. Wholesalers extract a fee for serving as the middleman between the producers and the sellers, and this fee is passed along to consumers. This system has been in place for a long time, but some of the younger legislators have been asking why the law should be interfering with how brewers sell their beer. Bills allowing retail sales by local brewers and distillers are making their way through the system during this session, and it looks like they might pass. Georgia may be able to climb out of last place on this issue as well. f

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Crossley said. “My friends knew the cops weren’t coming. I’ve heard stories like that a couple of times.” scend to the third floor of Memorial Murray, whose program counsels about Hall at the University of Georgia, two dozen high-school seniors every year, walk along the winding hallway, and said he’s had four students from his proyou will come face to face with the emblems gram transfer from UGA in the of UGA’s efforts to embrace last several years because they diversity. The walls are covered didn’t feel comfortable or supwith plaques and signs for the ported on campus. many groups serving students I can understand where people are coming “I try to tell them when you who are not white. There’s the go to University of Georgia, it is Black Affairs Council, the Asian from when they say UGA is a white school. going to be a cultural change,” American Student Association, said Murray, adding that many the Hispanic Student white students come to UGA Association, the UGA chapter from rural areas, where they of the NAACP, the Multiracial aren’t used to being around Student Organization, the Black black students. “In the living Male Leadership Society. areas is where people are more These groups are part of themselves, and you see who the 231-year-old university’s they really are. That’s where attempt to make its vast camsome sensitivity training could pus of 28,000 undergraduates be provided for all students on feel less intimidating to nonthe campus.” white students. The message: And then there are the footNo matter who you are, you can ball games. find a family at UGA. “You feel unity at the But for black students, games—until they get drunk Athens can still be an unnervand we start losing,” said ing place. Every year, when they Gregory, a journalism major. step onto the campus for the “Then they can get really rude.” first time, many black students Reports of this kind of disfind themselves surrounded by comfort often get back to the more white people than they high schools from which these have ever seen in one place students came, leading many in their lives. They heard the high-achieving black hightalk in high school that UGA school seniors to avoid even was a “white school,” and now applying to UGA, many stuthey are finding out what that dents said. Many turn instead means. to Georgia State, where more The University of Georgia is than one-third of the underseen as the star of the state’s graduate population is black. public higher-education sys“I can understand where tem—an ambitious research Morgan Ukaonu people are coming from when university, flush with cash they say UGA is a white school,” said sophoreceived subtle digs or snide comments (endowment: $1 billion) and top professors more Morgan Guthrie, 19. “Even when you from white students many times. and boasting an extensive network of dietour here, you don’t really see many of us “I don’t know why, but it’s usually where hard alumni who sweat UGA red, particuwalking around. If they don’t see people we all live,” said Ukaonu, an entertainment larly during football season. that look like them, they are less inclined to and media studies major who graduated Black students represent just 7 percent come.” from the highly regarded Henry W. Grady of its student population (or about 2,000 Patrick M. Winter, associate vice presiundergrads), in a state where black students High School in Midtown Atlanta. “It can dent in the university’s admissions office, be subtle things, but being in the South, are 34 percent of all high-school graduates. said the school “works diligently” to recruit one thing you notice is that people are very Among the nation’s flagship state univerwell-mannered. So when I see or experience and retain a diverse student body. sities, only the University of Mississippi “As admission to UGA has become more certain things that don’t resemble that, and Louisiana State show a wider disparity competitive, it continues to be a priority to it stands out. And it’s happened multiple between black students on campus and the identify and encourage qualified Africantimes.” number of black high-school graduates in American students to apply,” Winter wrote Often, the instances are “people being the state, according to a Hechinger Report in an email, citing the office’s many outrude nonverbally,” she said, “such as the analysis. reach campaigns, as well as programs such time when I held the door for a guy and he “Most of our kids are used to going to as the African American Male Experience went through the door right next to it, and schools where they are in the majority,” didn’t acknowledge the fact that I was hold- and Georgia Daze, which bring prospective said Virgil Murray, executive director of students to the campus while they are highing the door for him.” the Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation, school seniors, with the hope that they will Sterling Crossley, a 19-year-old sophoan Atlanta-based program that helps highsee diversity in action in Athens. more, said a group of his friends, all black, achieving African-American students reach And Winter said the numbers are top-notch colleges and professional careers. went to a white fraternity party last year and were told they had to leave because “the improving; the black student enrollment “They go to Georgia, and they are not.” among freshmen who entered UGA this cops were coming.” Interviews with black students on the fall was 8.4 percent, or about 500 students, “But then they continued partying,” Georgia campus revealed that while they have not often encountered racial strife in classrooms, they sometimes experience unpleasantness because of their race in the dorms and in social situations. UGA junior Morgan Ukaonu, 20, and her friend Jalen Gregory, 21, a senior, said that they have

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Praying for Sonny Skeptical Farmers Hope for the Best Under Ag Secretary Perdue By Lauren Baggett news@flagpole.com Many environmental and sustainable farming advocates around the country greeted the nomination of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue’s nomination for secretary of agriculture with skepticism—this is the guy who publicly prayed for rain during the 2007 drought, after all. President Trump and his people are saying Perdue’s farming background and governing experience make him a perfect candidate. Born in rural Perry and raised on a cotton farm, Perdue made a living selling seeds and fertilizer to commercial farmers before taking his turn as governor. His latest venture, Perdue Partners, trades food and industrial products overseas.

Steve O’Shea of 3 Porch Farm is concerned that Trump’s derisive stance on environmental protections and his “aggressive” federal agency restrictions will jeopardize the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program, which funds renewable energy projects for rural farms. 3 Porch Farm received REAP grants for two solar installations, and O’Shea says his farm’s electrical infrastructure is now net carbon-neutral. But he’s afraid REAP may be on the chopping block. “Since this administration is virtually the only government in the world to disbelieve that climate change is a reality, I can see positive programs like this as prime targets for dismantling,” he says.

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marketing initiatives, said when he hears black high-school students talk about fears that the UGA campus is intimidating, he believes it’s because they’re unaware of the efforts the university is making. “There are a lot of resources we offer here on campus, and there’s no way that type of detail is going to get down to a high-school student,” he said. “One of the things I commonly hear from students is, ‘Oh, I didn’t know about this. I didn’t know this was here. If I’d only known this, it would have made my decision a lot more informed.’ “It’s a little bit on the University of Georgia to do better,” he added. “To get out there and say, ‘Of course there’s a spot for you. We want to be welcoming and here for you.’” Buffins, of the campus NAACP chapter, said he can see the considerable efforts UGA is making to create a campus that is comfortable for nonwhite students. “I’d give them between a B-plus and an A-minus in that area,” he said. But Guthrie said there is only so much UGA officials can do. “The higher-ups can try their best, but we’re not going to class with them, we don’t see them everyday, we’re not interacting with them everyday,” she said. “That’s where the disconnect is.” Just 70 miles away, in You feel unity at the games— downtown Atlanta, is UGA’s less prestigious cousin, Georgia until they get drunk and we State University. More than a start losing. third of its 25,000 undergraduates are black, and it has been heralded nationally for its commitment to the success of black students. In fact, Georgia State now graduates more black students every year than any college in the United States. This glaring contrast presents black students in the Peach State with a choice: At the risk of oversimplifying, it’s prestige versus comfort. “Students here feel that UGA has more prestige,” said Morgan Palmer, 19, a UGA sophomore. “That’s the first thing they talk about when someone says they want to transfer because they feel out of place—that you won’t get as good an education.” That prestige is weighed against the comfort of Georgia State, which some students say feels almost Jalen Gregory like a historically black college. Michelle Garfield Cook, associate proself-segregation, these students respond vost and chief diversity officer at UGA, said that no one questions the sight of a her office’s mission is to keep pushing to large group of white students socializing create a campus “that fosters diversity and together. inclusion.” The existence of Tate Time speaks to the As evidence of success, Cook pointed vexing question that black parents and stuout that UGA for the past three years has dents have confronted for decades: how to received a Higher Education Excellence find that elusive campus offering an educain Diversity (HEED) Award, presented by tion that will kick open doors in the profesthe magazine INSIGHT Into Diversity to sional world, along with an environment where black students will feel respected and schools that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in their programs, even championed. “If you’re a university, and you have black hiring practices and student recruitment, retention and completion. UGA was one of students, underrepresented students, stu83 schools to receive the award this year; so dents in oppressed groups, then you should was Georgia State. f be making every effort to make them feel comfortable, safe, secure,” Buffins said. “Especially if you are a PWI [predominantly This story was produced by The Hechinger white institution] in the South, with those Report—a nonprofit, independent news organihistorical legacies that are pretty terrible.” zation focused on inequality and innovation in Stan Jackson, the university’s director education—and is reprinted with permission. Read of student affairs communications and more at hechingerreport.org/category/higher_ed. compared to 7.4 percent of the class that entered in 2006, or about 375 students. Murray, of the Maynard Jackson program, said the university has an obligation to keep increasing that number. “We are taxpayers, too. We help pay for those salaries and administration at UGA,” he said. “They can’t say ‘we’re doing a good job’ based on these numbers.” When black students at UGA need to feel a rejuvenating caress from kindred spirits, they know where to go. They call it “Tate Time.” Every weekday beginning at about 11 a.m., the plush chairs and couches outside the food court in the Tate Student Center start to fill up with black students chatting, flirting, studying, eating—enjoying the comfort of a space they have carved out as their own. “You can study in Tate Time around people who look like you, in a comfortable space, and you can be how you want to be, talk how you want to talk, without being judged or feeling awkward,” said Mansur Buffins, 20, a junior who is president of the UGA chapter of the NAACP. To those who would ask why black students, or Asian students or Hispanic students, choose to engage in this type of

Steve O’Shea of Athens’ 3 Porch Farm is concerned Secretary of Agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue will end a federal program that helped him install solar panels on his farm.

Georgia Organics spokesperson James Carr says the Georgia farmers he’s talked to are excited about an ag secretary from Georgia. Though Perdue hasn’t been very vocal about organic farming in the past, Carr is hopeful that he’ll see the benefit in getting behind organic farming practices. “We do know that Sonny Perdue, as well as the state of Georgia in general, is a pro-business state,” he says. “Organic ag is the fastest growing sector of agriculture. Period.” And that’s not an alternative fact. Indeed, according to the Organic Trade Association, Americans spent over $43 million on organic products last year, a number that’s been increasing since 2006. Developing organic farms has also been shown to revitalize rural economies. That’s why Carr says he believes Trump’s administration could help organic farmers. “We know that a lot of Donald Trump’s campaign was about rural areas and about farmers,” he says, “so we have hopes that they’ll see those trends and work with us to continue growing the market.” But Trump and Perdue’s stance on climate change has small farmers alarmed. In an opinion piece for the National Review, Perdue claimed that climate-change science has been exaggerated. In a time of persistent drought, some groups like the National Resource Defense Council are wondering if Perdue is the right man to guide USDA.

O’Shea is also nervous that funding cuts will affect the Natural Resource Conservation Service. “Almost every farm I know has received cost-sharing grants from the NRCS for a well or high tunnel [a type of greenhouse] that really helped them, and us, get off the ground and have a fighting chance to get through another year.” The NRCS, he says, is one of the few assistance programs that funds small farms, rather than large agribusiness firms. Perdue’s ties to Big Ag also worry sustainable farmers like O’Shea, but it isn’t a top concern for Carr. “I think we’re really at a time right now where, to a certain extent, we’ve got to let go of past grudges and past arguments, because we’ve got to move forward collectively,” says Carr. Cedar Grove Farm’s Caitlyn Hardy isn’t as optimistic. “[Perdue] is a supporter of factory farms, GMOs and deregulating environmental policies,” she says in an email. “I don’t foresee him implementing any policies that will help small organic farms.” No matter which changes to farming policy Perdue may or may not make, Carr says Georgia Organics will continue to support farmers and work with political leaders in whatever way they can. Hardy says she will keep on farming and also keep a “watchful eye” on President Trump and his cabinet. “We can all take a cue from the former governor and pray,” she says. f

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place for highbrow, highly accented Southern comedy. Hell, look at the Truckers! If they can do it with music, then by God, we can do it with dick jokes. For years, we toiled in obscurity, made no easier by the fact that it was both expected and, frankly, justified. We

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not gonna lie: I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember how I found out about the Drive-By Truckers, and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember the first time I listened to them. But I remember the first time my dad did. My pops was this old rock-and-roll redneck, an absolute purist when it came to music. The maddest I ever saw him was when he heard Limp Bizkitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cover of The Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Behind Blue Eyes,â&#x20AC;? so I was always nervous when I played him anything I was into. But one day, I put on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let There Be Rock,â&#x20AC;? off Southern Rock Opera, and he smiled through the whole song. When it ended, he just said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Them boys get it.â&#x20AC;? (Which meant, by proxy, I also got it! Right?) We shared a love for the band for the rest of his days. I already liked what I heard out of the Truckers, but once they got Dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official stamp of approval, they occupied a higher echelon. As I got deeper into their catalog, I started realizing just how personal it all felt: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holy shit, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not alone! You can be a real Southerner without playing into all the old clichĂŠs! You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be ashamed of your accent! There is a way to be Southern and also not terrible! Hell yeah. Them boys do get it.â&#x20AC;? As I got into comedy, I made a conscious decision to follow their leadâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to do in comedy what they have done so successfully in music. I wanted to be proudly Southern, but without the stereotypes so often used by Southern comicsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to get the job done without gettinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2122;er dun. So thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I did, and man, I stood out like a sore thumb. But I kept doing my own thing, and along the way, I met a couple other country-boy joke-offs, Corey Ryan Forrester and Drew Morgan, who felt the same way I did. Despite our sparsely-attended shows, we knew there was a

met old pros who had been chipping away at the same block we had, only for much longerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;guys like Athens resident Stewart Huff, an utterly brilliant and progressive hillbilly comedian from rural Kentucky, who had been at it for the better part of our lives. Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s genius inspired us, but also made us wonder: If a guy that smart and talented, working at such a high level for so long, hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t broken throughâ&#x20AC;Ś Well, shit. Not that any of us were about to quit, but man, there were times. Like April 2015, when Corey and I co-headlined an Atlanta show where there were eight people in attendance. After accounting for gas, we made negative-15

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bucks. On the trip back to Tennessee, we were both wondering what in the hell we were doing. But less than two months later, we returned to Atlanta for the first night of our WellRED Tour, featuring Corey, Drew and me. It was a Sunday night at The Punchline, and we sold out two shows. Atlanta comedy legend George Wallace came onstage to do a set and hung out with us afterwards. And it was all because of some comedy videos I made on my back porch that went viral. In under a year, we hit more than 75 cities and sold out over 90 percent of our shows. We published our first book, The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Dragginâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dixie Outta the Dark (!); I appeared on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Real Time with Bill Maherâ&#x20AC;? (!!); and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m developing a sitcom based on my life (!!!). Despite all of that, when someone asks me what the coolest part of this year has been, I tell them it was getting to meet the Truckers after their show in Lexington last summer. Whoever said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never meet your heroes,â&#x20AC;? they sure as shit didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know the Drive-By Truckers. Since then, Patterson Hood and I have kept in touch, and one night last fall, he called to ask me to open for the band at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s HeAthens Homecoming (!!!!!). Performing with the Truckers is a dream come true. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also this whole thing coming full circle. While I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say that DBT has been a huge influence on me in terms of joke-writing, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a colossal influence on my approach to comedy. Now that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m having the unbelievable good fortune of that approach paying off, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing to be able to thank the Truckers in person for the part theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played. Of course, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also got to thank my pops, who knew the truth from his very first listenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;them boys get it. See yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;all in Athens. f

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Con and the Can,â&#x20AC;? Parkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest track, was written in bits and pieces that she says were thematically linked but in need of something to propel them into a complete song. That catalyst came postelection, as she felt the need to formalize the feelings she had been having for a while. Parker says â&#x20AC;&#x153;the song just kind of fell together out of that energy.â&#x20AC;? Linguistically speaking, Parker studies hip-hop patterns and tools, such as slant rhymes and syllables per second, but what she finds most interesting is â&#x20AC;&#x153;the way hiphop language kind of flips the traditional value system upside down.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Metaphor-making in general really relies on that,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For I take to heart picking apart example, I have a rhyme thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Like the scent of cyanide, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s style in a little bitterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;Ś Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sense expevery systematic way. rience of a smell, but now youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re equating it to an emotion, so now youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re opening up that frame to encompass more meaning than is expected.â&#x20AC;? Parkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion for hip hop extends past her studies and her music. She was also a key figure in starting the Hot Corner Hip Hop series, which â&#x20AC;&#x153;pushes back against racism and classism in downtown Athens through events which build creative, multicultural community,â&#x20AC;? according to its Facebook page. She is also working with middle and high-schoolers to inspire the next generation of Athens hip-hop artists, and is involved with the first Girls Rock Athens hip-hop camp. If Parker has bridged a divide in her own life between academia and music, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attempting to bridge a larger one in the community, as she works to integrate hip hop into the larger scene. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shared bills with indie and Americana artists such Linguistics has helped shape how Parker as Wanda and The Darnell Boys, and is writes her music, but hip hop is also her working on setting up a tour with harpist specialization within linguistics, and she and fellow linguist Lisa Lipani, demonstrattakes her research to the street, recording the fluidity of music and the influence ing local rappers as they perform, often different genres have on one another. freestyle. She then transcribes the perforFor Parker, bringing together the facmances and studies the intricacies of each tions of Athens music means bringing personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s style. together Athens people, and using her â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like how they say, if you want to be experience living and performing in prea good writer, you gotta read the greats and dominantly white spaces to â&#x20AC;&#x153;create places stuff like that,â&#x20AC;? Parker explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So, I kind of take to heart picking apart other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for others who might not be able to [join in] as easily.â&#x20AC;? style in a very systematic way.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a matter of extending an explicit In â&#x20AC;&#x153;Midnight Oil,â&#x20AC;? a track from Lingua welcome to people, like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hey, come here,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Francaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new, self-titled EPâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Parker celinstead of just being like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh, well, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open ebrates the EPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s release Saturday with a to whoeverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But if you arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t performance at the Hot Corner Hip Hop showcaseâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Parker references sitting in class in the know already, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never find that out.â&#x20AC;? f and making a list of adjectives. Her songs typically start out with a list of thematically linked or rhyming words. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Usually, whatever is going on in my life, WHAT: Hot Corner Hip Hop or a thought that has plagued me for a long WHERE: The World Famous time, kind of fills itself in,â&#x20AC;? says Parker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 p.m. start at the end of the line, and work backHOW MUCH: $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$10 (donation) wards to fill it in with stuff thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bothering me.â&#x20AC;? or many in Athens, academia is their lifeblood. For others, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music. But for Mariah Parker, known to the Athens scene as Lingua Franca, the two worlds are entwined. After visiting Athens on a whim, the hip-hop enthusiast found herself studying linguistics in the graduate program at the University of Georgia, where â&#x20AC;&#x153;it became very clear to me how rap is structured around the basic patterns of English,â&#x20AC;? says Parker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So I started looking at it as, like, a puzzle. These are the piecesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;how do you put them together to make a picture?â&#x20AC;?

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Isaak Pancake: DRUMS OLO (Independent Release) Garrett Burke is known for his drumming with groups like Art Contest, Jock Gang and Tug, but Athens is just becoming acquainted with Isaak Pancake, Burkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiveyear-old experimental electronic project. DRUMS OLO, the third Pancake full-length, is laden with dexterous, anxiety-inducing drum solos, which synchronize nicely with droning, dripping sounds to create an expressive, fluctuating album. With the use of his laptop, a MIDI pad, contact microphones, effects pedals and an inventive disposition, Burke transforms his drums into a more dynamic instrument best experienced live. DRUMS OLO is dark, and the congruous flow between songs aids in its disorienting nature. Six-minute intro â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blind Ateâ&#x20AC;? opens the album with harrowing ambience, but picks up momentum and is carried seamlessly into the next track, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buyer.â&#x20AC;? The albumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s middle is curiously aqueous, emulating a deep-sea exploration to its end, which could be an alternative score to a John Carpenter movie. Burkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mindful layering of dissonant sounds illustrates an emotive story, while his angular, lyric-less musicality forces listeners to formulate their own interpretations of, and navigate through, this intricate, idiosyncratic soundscape. [Frances Newton]

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History and Tradition African-American Art at the Georgia Museum By Jessica Smith arts@flagpole.com Reflecting shifting cultural and political landscapes for African-American artists, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collectionâ&#x20AC;? is an astounding exhibition diverse in style and rich in history. While some images are tied to pivotal eras like the Great Depression and Civil Rights Movement, many others touch on complex issues regarding race, gender and class. Currently on view at the Georgia Museum of Art through Sunday, May 7, the exhibition includes nearly 60 works from the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection, a decades-long passion. Following the appearance of the Thompsonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; previous traveling exhibition, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tradition Redefined,â&#x20AC;? the couple decided to donate 100 works to the museum in 2012, a major announcement that coincided with UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebration of the 50th anniversary of its desegregation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Expanding Traditionâ&#x20AC;? continues this commitment toward fostering inclusivity in galleries and ensuring that the narratives of African Americans are preserved within art history. It also serves as the inaugural exhibition for Dr. Shawnya Harris, the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of AfricanAmerican and African Diasporic Art. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Expanding Traditionâ&#x20AC;? offers a survey of African-American art history through works spanning from the late 19th Century through the contemporary era. Impactful works by historical artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Elizabeth Catlett, Charles Sebree, Wilmer Jennings and Rose Piperâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;can be found steps away from pieces by living artists like Kara Walker, Amalia Amaki, Willie Cole and Preston Sampson. James Hiram Malone, whose painting â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Stevedoreâ&#x20AC;? appears on this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cover of Flagpole, was born nearby in Winterville and served as a community activist and crucial member of the Atlanta arts scene for many years.

Both the exhibition and its accompanying catalog include biographical paragraphsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a rare practice for wall labels, but one that offers valuable insight into the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal backgrounds, academic achievements and cultural contributions. Many of these artists have doubled as educators, activists and pioneers, and recognizing their hardships and accomplishments is essential to the larger discussion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Expanding Traditionsâ&#x20AC;? flows in a loosely chronological way, opening with several works by artists who were employed through the Works Progress Administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Federal Art Project, which supported artistic production during the Great Depression. This placed some artists in a position where they could depict the experiences of marginalized groups. Hale Woodruffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poverty and Prosperity,â&#x20AC;? for example, depicts a man idly seated on a waterfront with skyscrapers in the distance, suggesting the disappointment felt by many African Americans who migrated to northern cities in hopes of better opportunities. A section for abstraction is full of colorful and intriguing creations, like Freddie Stylesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working Rootsâ&#x20AC;? painting, which utilized plant roots to make a dense growth of gestural markings over a red canvasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a process suggesting connections to Georgia red clay, as well as African spiritual practices. The exhibition closes out with a collection of contemporary works, many of which take on mixed-media forms, like Benny Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s haunting â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poverty,â&#x20AC;? a larger-thanlife but gaunt figure wearing painted fabric and eating a meager meal collaged from scraps of painted material. Reflecting the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dedication to presenting solo exhibitions by underrecognized African-American artists, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Michael Ellison: Urban Impressionsâ&#x20AC;? showcases block prints and collage works

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by the Atlanta-based printmaker and educator. Also curated by Harris, the exhibition borrows most of its pieces from the Thompsonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; collection. On view Saturday, Feb. 18 through Sunday, May 21, the works represent an important slice of history for Southern printmaking. After studying printmaking at the Atlanta College of Art on the GI Bill, Ellison went on to graduate with a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in visual arts from Georgia State University. His artistic career was challenged after he was injured in 1991, but he re-learned his processes and continued creating workâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;including a mural in Atlantaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Five Points and multiple solo exhibitionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;throughout the following decade until his death in 2001. Demonstrating a strong attachment to place, Ellisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work frequently depicts urban landscapes and scenes from Atlantaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s black community. Observed through the

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THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (PG) The LEGO JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 (R) The John Wick Movie was an animated breath of fresh air series would have been right at home in the that came via an idea that seemed more now-deceased video rental store, alongside misguided promotion than feature film. Its the heavenly works of ’80s action stars sort-of sequel stars the Dark Knight, arroAh-nuld, Bruno and Sly. Outside of a handgantly voiced by Will Arnett with a hilarious ful of outliers, today’s action movies have lack of self-awareness. failed to launch the same larger-than-life stars, while feeling totally derivative of those foreFifty Shades Darker bears and the various video-game genres they birthed. But in 2014, John Wick arrived and showed that the classic action movie was not dead yet. In his first appearance, retired assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves, a perfect emotionless killing machine à la Jason Voorhees) was recovering from the death of his I like what you’ve done with your balls. wife, thanks to a sweet After another failed attempt by the little puppy named Daisy. After the ruthless Joker (v. Zach Galifianakis) to take over/ murder of that puppy and the theft of his destroy (?) Gotham City, Batman returns beloved Mustang, John went back to work, to the detriment of any bad guy standing in to his lonely life in Wayne Manor with only his butler, Alfred (v. Ralph Fiennes) to care his way. for him. Batman’s hubris would lead to the When the second film opens, John is downfall of his beloved city, if not for his still searching for his sweet ride. He finds new friends and family—adopted son Dick it, after massacring the army of a Russian Grayson, aka Robin (v. Michael Cera), and gangster (Peter Stormare) unlucky enough to be related to the guy who killed Daisy. Stormare’s opening monologue about the Boogeyman (John Wick really is just a classic slasher) resets the table that John is about to utterly demolish. And for two hours, this mythical assassin does just that: He. Kills. Everybody. It really is terrific. John Wick and its sequel work better than any other recent action movie at emulating the success of their predecessors without feeling like a tired retread. (The Crank movies had similar success on a smaller scale.) Director Chad Stahelski has crafted both movies like the visuals matter. Much of the action may simply be John Wick shooting people in the chest and head, but the way it is shot is refreshing. The sequel might even be just a smidge more visually ambitious, too. John Wick: Chapter 2 is the rare videogame movie I would rather watch than play, thanks to the incredible world-building of writer Derek Kolstad. This world of assassins—bound by rules and creative flourishes like the sommelier (Shaun of the Dead’s Peter Serafinowicz) who proffers the right weapon for every course, or the oldfashioned switchboard, manned by what appear to be Suicide Girls, that handles all incoming contracts—is way more fascinating than the one depicted in the recent Assassin’s Creed movie. John Wick was the best straight-up action movie in decades. Chapter 2 may be even better. It certainly does no damage to the Boogeyman’s reputation. I could go on and on with praise of this ridiculous movie that will certainly not appeal to everyone. However, if you have ever lamented the lack of modern-day “Commandos,” you know what movie you need to see soon.

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Multiple Locations · FREE! A collaboration between UGA’s schools of art, law and music, The Innocents explores art’s role in advocating for social justice. It centers around John Lane and Allen Otte’s piece of the same name, which uses percussion, electronics and text to convey the emotions of Taryn Simon’s “The Innocents,” a photography exhibition portraying wrongly convicted Americans. The residency includes saxophone and percussion master classes, the presentation “Collaboration and Community: Cultivating a Performative Voice” and the panel discussion “Social Justice and Music: The Innocence.” The series culminates with a performance of “The Innocents” and Bent Frequency’s “Coming Together” and “Attica.” [Jessica Smith]

Tuesday 14 ART: Empty Bowls Painting (Georgia Museum of Art) Join the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia in creating custom bowls for the charity’s annual Empty Bowls Luncheon. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. $7. www.georgiamuseum.org ART: Athens Fibercraft Guild (Lyndon House Arts Center) The Guild welcomes all amateur and professional fiber artists including knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners, fabric designers, basket makers, quilters and embroiderers. Today, members will visit the UGA Collections Library to see Japanese textiles. Meet in the parking lot to

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Georgia Theatre · 8 p.m. · $30 Long before the Americana boom woke up Music Row, Jamey Johnson was some listeners’ closest thing to a modern-day outlaw. Alongside Gretchen Wilson, he became a mid-aughts alternative to pop-country by infiltrating commercial airwaves. Johnson began as a songwriter, co-writing Trace Adkins’ tragically unhip “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.” The title track on his 2006 solo album, The Dollar, established Johnson as a solo performer more akin to country greats than his contemporaries. That image has remained relevant since, netting a platinum album (2008’s The Lonesome Song) and opportunities to co-write with his heroes, including the 2016 George Strait collaboration “Kicked Outta Country.” [Bobby Moore]

ATHICA · FREE! · 7:30 p.m. “I Swear I Saw This: the line as witness” is a group exhibition examining the role of becoming a witness to the world through writing, drawing or sculpting. Curated by Mike Calway-Fagen, head of the sculpture department at UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art, the exhibition ranges from a drawing, poetry, sculpture, an installation incorporating prints and wood and a multimedia piece using projection and fabric. On Thursday, Calway-Fagen will moderate a discussion exploring “art as a tool for witnessing” with participating artists George Belcher, Courtney McClellan, Jacob Sunderlin, Jon Swindler and Christina Tsui. The exhibition will remain on view through Mar. 5, closing with a poetry reading that evening at 6 p.m. [JS]

Flicker Theatre & Bar · 9 p.m. · $5 Singer-songwriter Mimi Oz brings something sexy, fun and unexpected to everything she does. Crossing genres like a musical road-tripper—burning rubber down indie-rock freeways, caroming over art-pop foothills, cruising through valleys of bad-attitude blues and country ballads—her energy is more focused, but in no way diminished, as the leader of New York City band Rooster. With a sound that recalls Regina Spektor with a Canadian accent or Ani DiFranco with a sense of humor, Oz inspires audiences to groove along—and maybe get busy afterward. Thursday’s show also features Brooklyn band The Come On, as well as locals Georgia Dish Boys and Gumshoe, the latter of which is debuting its new lineup. [Marc Schultz]

Georgia Theatre · 7 p.m. · $20–25 Ideas have always been the essence of folk music. Dense arrangements are antithetical, while technical wizardry, lyrical genius and even cohesion are, at best, beside the point. Proficiency always comes second to the spirit that gives folk its populist panache. What makes Devendra Banhart’s music so arresting is his subversion of that standard. He brims with ideas, but through an unaffected breeziness and folk’s familiar chords, Banhart launders bits of psychedelia that center him as both an everyman and an outsider. The result is paradoxical, creating a warm, hospitable sense of alienation. Even when the ideas are less than relatable or intelligible, his music remains uniquely palliative. [Adam Clair]

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EVENTS: Valentine’s Dinner in the Conservatory (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Spend the evening in the conservatory surrounded by orchids and other tropical plants. Dinner includes a champagne toast, buffet-style meal, live music, wine and dessert. Couples will receive an orchid plant to take home. 6:30–8:30 p.m. $75. www.botgarden.uga.edu GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Nic. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289 GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) Trivia with host Caitlin Wilson. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Taqueria Tsunami, Downtown) Surf the trivia wave every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! www.dirtysouthtrivia.com

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GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos feature trivia night. 8 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) Stories, songs, crafts and fun for preschoolaged children and their caregivers. 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee KIDSTUFF: Anti-Valentine’s Day Celebration (ACC Library) No valentine? No problem. Listen to non-love songs and eat broken heart cookies. 4:30 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/athens KIDSTUFF: 3D Printing (Oconee County Library) Sign up to use the 3D printer to print your own design. Feb. 10, 14 & 16, 2–5 p.m. & Feb.

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Wednesday 15 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Shawnya Harris will lead a tour of the exhibition “Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection.” See Art Notes on p. 11. 2 p.m. FREE! georgiamuseum.org ART: Athens Art Crowd (Hotel Indigo) The Athens Art Crowd is a casual gathering for artists and art enthusiasts. See “Ultra Bright,” a group exhibition featuring bright works by Drema Montgomery, Logan Shirah, Barbette Houser, Jessica Smith, Vivian Liddell and Laura Noel. 5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! Find Athens Art Crowd on Facebook. ART: Artist Talk (Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room N225) Sara Parker and Simon Hunt will discuss their collaborative textile installation “Improvisation in Repeat.” 1:25 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu ART: Opening Reception (Creature Comforts Brewery) “Love on the Side” is an extension of KA Artist Shop’s annual “Love in all its Many Forms” exhibition. Proceeds from sales will benefit CCBC’s Get Comfortable charity fund. 5–8 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com CLASSES: Podcasting for Beginners (ACC Library) Learn how to record and edit basic sound files with the freeware sound-editing program Audacity. Registration required. 7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org EVENTS: From Founders to 50 Million (Multiple Locations) The Advanced Technology Development Center visits for Cofffee at the Quad (10:30 a.m.) and a Lunch & Learn (12 p.m.) on growing a startup with customer discovery at the Four Athens headquarters. Community Office Hours (2–4 p.m.) will be held at The Globe. Tech Happy Hour (6–8 p.m.) will be held at The World Famous. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www. fourathens.com FILM: Cinema Politique (Miller Learning Center) Discuss political developments prompted by documentary and movie screenings. 7 p.m. FREE! mlmiller@uga.edu GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie, Eastside) Every Wednesday. 7–9 p.m. FREE! www.yourpie.com GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Bingo (Highwire Lounge) House cash and drink prizes. Hosted by DJ LaDarius. 8 p.m. FREE! www. highwirelounge.com GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2440 W. Broad St.) Play to win. 8 p.m. FREE! www.fullcontacttrivia.wordpress.com GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Saucehouse Barbeque) Gather a team and compete. 8 p.m. saucehouse.com GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. grindhouseburgers.com GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers

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house cash prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday. 7 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/athens KIDSTUFF: Wednesday Walk (reBlossom Mama Baby Shop) Meet in the parking lot and get some fresh air in the company of other parents with young children. Wednesdays, 4 p.m. www.reblossomathens.com KIDSTUFF: Teen Circle: Think Positive (ACC Library) Talk about what makes you unique. 4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens KIDSTUFF: PRISM (Oconee County Library) PRISM is a safe space for all teens who share a common vision of equality. Grades 6–12. 6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/ oconee KIDSTUFF: Anti-Valentine’s Day Dance (Oconee County Library) Love stinks! Un-celebrate the holiday during a dance party. Grades 6–12. 7–8:30 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/oconee LECTURES & LIT: The Innocents: “Collaboration and Community: Cultivating a Performative Voice” (The Dancz Center for New Music) Professor Allen Otte and Dr. John Lane discuss how their work as musicians includes cultural and social issues. See Calendar Pick on p. 13. 7 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu/ innocents LECTURES & LIT: Talking About Books: Adult Book Discussion Group (ACC Library) This month’s title is Day After Night by Anita Diamant. Newcomers welcome. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org LECTURES & LIT: The Innocents: “Ideas for Creative Exploration” (Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S160) Professor Allen Otte and Dr. John Lane will discuss their performance project which examines wrongful conviction in the American penal system. See Calendar Pick on p. 13. 12 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu/innocents MEETINGS: Tech Happy Hour (The World Famous) Meet local entrepreneurs, tech talent and other fellow Athenians who are making cool stuff at this weekly Four Athens networking happy hour. 6–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com/happy-hour MEETINGS: Brown Bag Lunch (Lyndon House Arts Center) This lunch’s topic is “Energy Efficiency in Historic Homes.” 12 p.m. FREE! www.achfonline.org PERFORMANCE: University Band & Concert Band Performance (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The two ensembles perform in a joint concert. 8 p.m. FREE! www.music. uga.edu

Thursday 16 ART: Panel Discussion: Art As Tool for Witnessing (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) Curator Mike CalwayFagen and participating artists of the current exhibition, “I Swear I Saw This: the line as witness,” will discuss how wandering, witnessing and becoming-the-other takes place when one writes, sculpts or draws. See Calendar Pick on p. 13. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.athica.org ART: Gallery Talk and Workshop (Lyndon House Arts Center) Atlanta printmaker Jerushia Graham, whose work is currently on view in “Upstream II,” leads a gallery talk and printmaking workshop. 6–8

p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty. com/lyndonhouse ART: Student Night (Georgia Museum of Art) Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of food and fun to celebrate the latest exhibitions. 6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org ART: Third Thursday Art Series (Athens, GA) Seven galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center. 6-9 p.m. FREE! www.3thurs.org CLASSES: Tech Tips (ACC Library) This month’s topic is “Facebook: Beyond Friends.” Learn how to organize events, manage photos, send messages and more. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens CLASSES: Frog Watch Training (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Participants will learn to identify and count frogs as part of this citizen science program. Ages 13 & up. 6–8:30 p.m. FREE! www. athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter CLASSES: Mama-Baby Yoga (reBlossom Mama Baby Shop) This yoga class allows kiddos to practice alongside their parents. Free childcare is available for little ones who would rather play than practice yoga. 9:30 a.m. $5–10 donation. www. reblossomathens.com EVENTS: Make It An Evening (Georgia Museum of Art) Enjoy Jittery Joe’s coffee, Cecilia Villaveces’ cakes and gallery tours prior to the performance in Hodgson Hall by Dailey & Vincent. 6–8 p.m. FREE! $5 (coffee & dessert). www. pac.uga.edu GAMES: Rook & Pawn University (The Rook and Pawn) Expand your board game repertoire. Tonight is graduation! 7 p.m. www.therookandpawn.com GAMES: Music Trivia (Saucehouse Barbeque) Meet at the bar for a round of trivia. 8 p.m. FREE! www. facebook.com/saucehousebbq GAMES: Johnny’s Trivia (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) See Tuesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1515 GAMES: Game On! (The Rook and Pawn) The group teaches board games to older adults and retirees. Play a new game each month over lunch. 12–2 p.m. www.therookandpawn.com GAMES: Duplicate Bridge (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Beginner and experienced players welcome. 7 p.m. ejstapler@ gmail.com KIDSTUFF: Teen Studio (Georgia Museum of Art) Teens ages 13–18 will learn about weaving traditions from about the world through the exhibition “To Spin a Yarn: Distaffs, Folk Art and Material Culture,” then try their hand at several weaving techniques. Includes Pizza. RSVP. 5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! callan@ uga.edu KIDSTUFF: Harriet Powers: Sewing Stories and Stitching Stars (ACC Library) Celebrate Black History Month through learning about local quilter and African American folk artist Harriet Powers, who lived in Clarke County from 1837–1855. See a replica of her work and make your own quilt. For ages 4–11 and their caregivers. 3:30 p.m. FREE! athenslibrary.org/athens KIDSTUFF: 3D Printing (Oconee County Library) See Tuesday listing for full description Feb. 10, 14 & 16, 2–5 p.m. & Feb. 13, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (Oconee County Library) This special storytime is for the youngest readers-to-be and their caregivers. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee LECTURES & LIT: The Innocents: “Social Justice and Music” (UGA School of Law, Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom) UGA law professor Russell Gabriel will moderate a panel with Dr. John Lane and professor Allen Otte on how social justice can inspire art and music. See Calendar Pick on p. 13. 12:30 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu/innocents LECTURES & LIT: For the Philo of Philosophy Book Discussion Group (ACC Library) Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times. This month’s title is Plato’s Crito. 6 p.m. FREE! mkapelewski@athenslibrary.org PERFORMANCE: The Innocents (Lamar Dodd School of Art, Atrium) Dr. John Lane and professor Allen Otte perform “The Innocents,” followed by a performance by Bent Frequency. See Calendar Pick on p. 13. 6 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu/ innocents THEATER: The Vagina Monologues (UGA Chapel) Project Safe presents the 18th annual production of Eve Ensler’s awardwinning play. Women of all ages and backgrounds perform monologues ranging from humorous to devastating, profound to profane. Proceeds benefit Project Safe. Feb. 16–18, 8 p.m. & Feb. 19, 3 p.m. $15. www. project-safe.org THEATER: Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (UGA Fine Arts Building, Cellar Theatre) Christopher Durang’s quirky comedy follows three siblings and a boyfriend. Feb. 16–18 & 21–25, 8 p.m. Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.drama. uga.edu

Friday 17 EVENTS: Adult Coloring Program (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided for participants to drop in, color and relax. 4–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/madison EVENTS: Wine Tasting (The Globe) Sample five Spanish wines. 7 p.m. $10. 706-353-4721 EVENTS: Morning Mindfulness (Georgia Museum of Art) Join instructor Jerry Gale for a meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby. 9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! branew@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org KIDSTUFF: Story Time Fun (reBlossom Mama Baby Shop) A rotation of music, science or other special story times for babies and young children with their parents. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.reblossomathens.com LECTURES & LIT: Local Author Leslie Sinyard (Avid Bookshop, Five Points) Meet Leslie Sinyard in celebration of Don’t Look, Just Jump, which tells the story of Olive Hammons Weathersby, the first civilian woman to parachute from a military plane. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. avidbookshop.com MEETINGS: STEM Networking Event (Sandy Creek Nature Center) The Scientific Research & Education Network (SciREN) hosts a chance for university researchers and local K-12 STEM educators to connect and learn about classroom activities. 5:45 p.m. FREE! www.thesciren.org/ networking-events/sciren-georgia OUTDOORS: Arbor Day Celebration (State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Shade Garden


Arbor) Take a ramble through the trails and learn facts on Arbor Day’s history. 2–3 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu PERFORMANCE: Seong-Jin Cho (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The award-winning pianist will perform Schubert’s Sonata No. 19 in C Minor and Chopin’s 24 Preludes. 8 p.m. $36. pac.uga.edu THEATER: Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Thursday listing for full description Feb. 16–18 & 21–25, 8 p.m. Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.drama.uga.edu THEATER: The Vagina Monologues (UGA Chapel) See Thursday listing for full description Feb. 16–18, 8 p.m. & Feb. 19, 3 p.m. $15. www.project-safe.org

Saturday 18 ART: Open House (120 Barrow St.) See the latest works by local painter Chatham Murray in her annual open house. 11 a.m. until dark. FREE! chatham.murray@gmail.com, www. chathammurray.com CLASSES: First Steps to Gardening (Farmview Market) Learn techniques for growing food in raised beds. Ages 16–adult. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $25. www.farmviewmarket.com CLASSES: Natural History of Georgia Plants (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Part of the Certificate in Native Plants core, this course will introduce the diverse natural vegetation of Georgia, emphasizing ecological principles of plant distribution, prehistoric and contemporary influences on Georgia vegetation, major vegetation types in Georgia and common plant species that characterize each vegetation type. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. $105 (includes lunch). www.uga.edu/botgarden EVENTS: St. Joe’s Jog & Fun Run (Sandy Creek Park) The 18th Annual job and fun run benefit St. Joseph Catholic School. 10:30 a.m. 706543-1621, www.active.com EVENTS: Journey Through the Stars (Sandy Creek Nature Center) This month’s program is “The New Zodiac.” 10–11 a.m. $7–10. www. athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter EVENTS: Contra Dance (Memorial Park) A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by String Theory. Live calling by Scott Russell. 7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under). www.athensfolk. org EVENTS: ACLU Benefit (Rubber Soul Yoga) Practice yoga in a class led by Phelan LaVelle. Robes of Riggonia (members of Cult of Riggonia) will play live for participants to listen through wireless headphones silent disco style. Proceeds benefit the American Civil Liberties Union. 6:30 p.m. $20. phelanlavelle@gmail.com KIDSTUFF: My Heart is Like a Zoo (ACC Library) Listen to animal stories and make heart-shaped crafts. For ages 4–8 and their caregivers. 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens KIDSTUFF: Saturday at the Rock: Scaly Slimy Spectacular (Rock Eagle 4H Center) Participants can learn about and interact with different cold-blooded creatures. 9:30 a.m. $3. jtorhan1@uga.edu, rockeagle4h.org KIDSTUFF: Rebecca Sunshine Kids’ CD Release Party (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Celebrate the relaese of Rebecca Sunshine Band’s first kids’ album with face painting,

dancing, swag and live performances by Rebecca Sunshine and the Possum Kingdom Ramblers. 3–5 p.m. FREE! facebook.com/rebeccasunshinemusic LECTURES & LIT: Writer’s Circle (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Hargrett Library) Serious writers may bring up to ten pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books form Hargrett’s Collections. 2–4:30 p.m. FREE! artzar@gmail.com LECTURES & LIT: Avid Poetry Series (Avid Bookshop, Prince Ave.) Hear poetry from Rex Leonowicz, a performing artist and writer, and Johnny Damm, editor-inchief of A Bad Penny Review. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com LECTURES & LIT: Indie Author Marketplace and Fair (ACC Library) Local and indie authors will showcase their books. At 3:30 p.m., authors George Weinstein, Ann B.

THEATER: The Vagina Monologues (UGA Chapel) See Thursday listing for full description Feb. 16–18, 8 p.m. & Feb. 19, 3 p.m. $15. www.project-safe.org THEATER: Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Thursday listing for full description Feb. 16–18 & 21–25, 8 p.m. Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.drama.uga.edu

Sunday 19 EVENTS: Sitting Together (Fuel Hot Yoga) A meditation session for inclusivity, solidarity and love. 3–4 p.m. FREE! www.fuelhotyoga.com EVENTS: Preserving Oral Histories (Oconee County Library) The storytelling series Tales for a Winter Night presents a session on techniques for conducting and keeping oral histories. 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

THEATER: The Vagina Monologues (UGA Chapel) See Thursday listing for full description Feb. 16–18, 8 p.m. & Feb. 19, 3 p.m. $15. www.project-safe.org

Monday 20 FILM: Documentary Film Screening (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Watch a documentary in conjunction with Black History Month. Popcorn will be served. 3 p.m. FREE! athenslibrary. org/madison FILM: Animal Voices Film Festival: Lion Ark (Miller Learning Center, Room 148) Lion Ark tells the story of one of the most ambitious and daring animal rescues of its kind: the rescue and relocation of 25 lions held captive in illegal circuses in Bolivia. Presented by Speak Out for Species. 7 p.m. FREE! sos. uga.edu/filmfest

KIDSTUFF: Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens (ACC Library) Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: “Celebrating Black History Firsts” (Lay Park) Learn African American history, make crafts and play games. Participants must bring a sack lunch. Ages 6–12. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $21–31.50. athensclarkecounty.com/leisure KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (ACC Library) Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 PERFORMANCE: The Music of Roger Vogel (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) UGA ensembles and soloists will perform the music of Roger Vogel. 8 p.m. FREE! www. music.uga.edu

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“Wood Works: A Regional Exhibition” is currently on view at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation through Friday, Feb. 17. Pictured above is a basket by Harvey Meyer. Jones and Donny Bailey Seagraves will discuss ideas and experiences pertaining to getting books published. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/athens LECTURES & LIT: Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease (Oconee County Library) Learn information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and more. Presented in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee MEETINGS: Orchid Madness: Orchid Class (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Learn about orchids and their care from the Northeast Georgia Orchid Society. 10 a.m. FREE! northeastgaorchidsociety@gmail.com

KIDSTUFF: Tail Waggin’ Tutors (Oconee County Library) Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment that helps kids develop their reading skills and builds confidence. Register for a 15-minutes session. Grades K-5. 3 p.m. FREE! 706-7693950 KIDSTUFF: Read to Rover (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Beginning readers read aloud to a certified therapy dog. 3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 LECTURES & LIT: BikeAthens Seminar (Bike Athens 1075 W. Broad St.) Hear stories of varied bike travel experiences and discuss logistics with a panel of biking enthusiasts. 4:30–6 p.m.FREE! www. bikeathens.com

GAMES: General Knowledge Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-8501916 GAMES: Magic the Gathering Draughts and Drafts (The Rook and Pawn) Each draft pod gets you a three-pack draft, a participation pack and prize packs for wins. 6 p.m. $15. www.therookandpawn.com GAMES: Duplicate Bridge (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Beginner players welcome. 1 p.m. $5. ejstapler@gmail.com GAMES: Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night. 8 p.m. FREE! www.grindhouseburgers.com

CLASSES: Instant Pot Cooking (Farmview Market) Get recipes and tips for using an electric pressure cooker. Samples included. 5–7 p.m. $25. www.farmviewmarket.com CLASSES: Computer Class: Word 2013 (ACC Library) Pick up tips on basic formatting. 10 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens EVENTS: Introduction to Model Trains (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) Lewis Collier of The Memory Station gives an overview of model trains. 6 p.m. FREE! wintervillecenter.com EVENTS: S.T.Y.L Fashion Installation and Lecture (Lamar Dodd School of Art, Atrium) Naz&Court, a sustainable and ethical fashion label, presents a lecture and fashion installation on slow fashion. The lecture, “S.T.Y.L” (Sustainable Textile Youth Lecture), is on a regional tour. 7 p.m. FREE! www. nazandcourt.com EVENTS: Wine Tasting (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) Sample South African wines. 6 p.m. www. heirloomathens.com EVENTS: Athens Rock and Gem Club (Holy Cross Lutheran Church) David Bothe gives a presentation on the geology and mineral sightings observed during a trip to several northwestern states and National Parks. 7:30 p.m. FREE! wwwathensrockandgemclub.org EVENTS: Patagonia’s Worn Wear College Tour (UGA Tate Student Center, Plaza) This mobile repair shop fixes garments and teaches people how to fix their own gear. The Zero Waste Extravaganza includes a bike repair clinic, Leave No Trace Outdoor Workshop, Watershed UGA + Waste = Art Exhibit, and tables from various organizations. 10 a.m.– 8:30 p.m. FREE! kcfite@uga.edu GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Nic every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706354-7289 GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 GAMES: Sports Trivia (Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken) Hosted by TV, radio and internet personality Dave McMahon. Emphasis on Georgia athletics. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.champyschicken.com GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) See Tuesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! www. locosgrill.com

GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/blindpigtavern GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Taqueria Tsunami, Downtown) Surf the trivia wave every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! www.dirtysouthtrivia.com GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) See Tuesday listing for full description 6 p.m. FREE! www.therookandpawn.com GAMES: Johnny’s Trivia (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) See Tuesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1515 KIDSTUFF: Lego Club (Oconee County Library) Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based activities. Legos provided. Ages 3–10. 4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee KIDSTUFF: Preschool Storytime (ACC Library) Ages 2–5. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens KIDSTUFF: Spanish Play Group (reBlossom Mama Baby Shop) Parents and children meet to speak or learn some Spanish. 3:30–5 p.m. FREE! www.reblossomathens.com LECTURES & LIT: Poetry Reading (Ciné Barcafé) Christopher Salerno, winner of the 2016 Georgia Poetry Prize, and Daniel Schoonebeek will read from their collections. 7 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu PERFORMANCE: Gymnastics Show (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall, UGA Ramsey Center) The National Danish Performance Team performs “Imani,” a routine incorporating rhythmic gymnastics, dance, creative acrobatics, high-speed trampoline and tumbling. Seats can be reserved on eventbrite.com. 7:15 p.m. FREE! andreak@enervex.com PERFORMANCE: UGA Symphony Orchestra (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) Student musicians will perform masterworks of classical repertoire. The program includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 “Paris” and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 “Romantic.” 8 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $12. pac.uga.edu THEATER: Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Thursday listing for full description Feb. 16–18 & 21–25, 8 p.m. Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.drama.uga.edu

Wednesday 22 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Join Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, for a tour of “Advanced and Irascible.” 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org CLASSES: Illustrator for Beginners (ACC Library) Learn how to create graphics with vectors using Adobe Illustrator. This is ideal for logos or artwork you want to print in multiple sizes. Registration required. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650, www.athenslibrary.org/athens CLASSES: Flower Arranging Unit 3 (State Botanical Garden) This unit focuses on designs for dining tables. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $50. 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/botgarden COMEDY: Comic Strip Comedy Show (Jerzee’s Sports Bar) Alia Ghosheh hosts a comedy showcase headlined by Jared Stargel. 9 p.m. $5. ghoshehalia@gmail.com GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) See Wednesday listing for full description 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie, Eastside) Every Wednesday. 7–9 p.m. FREE! www.yourpie.com 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: 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 to win. 8 p.m. FREE! www.fullcontacttrivia.wordpress.com GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Saucehouse Barbeque) Gather a team and compete. 8 p.m. saucehouse.com GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. grindhouseburgers.com GAMES: Bingo (Highwire Lounge) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com KIDSTUFF: Indie Crafternoon (Oconee County Library) Make and take a craft. Materials provided. Grades 6–12. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/oconee KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday. 7 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/athens KIDSTUFF: Wednesday Walk (reBlossom Mama Baby Shop) Meet in the parking lot and get some fresh air in the company of other parents with young children. Wednesdays, 4 p.m. www.reblossomathens.com LECTURES & LIT: USDA Housing Programs Training (Oconee County Civic Center) Representatives from the USDA will meet with realtors and buildings to discuss updates affecting Single Family Housing programs in Georgia. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! 706-552-2595 LECTURES & LIT: Author Rob Wallace (Avid Bookshop, Prince Ave.) Meet author Rob Wallace is celebration of Big Farms Make Big Flu, which describes the ways influenza and other pathogens emerge from an agriculture controlled by multinational corporations. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com MEETINGS: Tech Happy Hour (The World Famous) See Wednesday listing for full description 6–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com/ happy-hour PERFORMANCE: CORE Concert Dance Company: A World of Difference (UGA New Dance Theatre) CORE performs contemporary, aerial and multidisciplinary events incorporating interactive film, visual arts, literature and new music into multimedia performances. Feb. 22–25, 8 p.m. $12–16. www.dance. uga.edu PERFORMANCE: Georgia Woodwind Quintet (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) The Georgia Woodwind Quintet performs woodwind chamber music. The ensemble is comprised of Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty members. 8 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu THEATER: Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (UGA Fine Arts Building) See Thursday listing for full description Feb. 16–18 & 21–25, 8 p.m. Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.drama.uga.edu

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the camp and candor of the glory days of the ‘30s and ‘40s. Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www. georgiatheatre.com ANDERS OSBORNE Singersongwriter playing rock with hints of R&B. THE GHOST OF PAUL REVERE Popular neo-folk quartet. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 6 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com PIANO HAPPY HOUR Jason Fuller, Bart King and Kate Morrissey play piano songs in the round. 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com COOL KNIGHTZ Local five-piece band playing AM Gold hits.

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. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com DUO ELEVATION Chris Burroughs and David Ellington blend unique percussion and keyboard work.

ROOSTER Brooklyn, NY band with country and punk influences, fronted by songwriter Mimi Oz. See Calendar Pick on p. 13. THE COME ON New York-based folkrock duo. GUMSHOE Lean, darkly evocative rock songs with vivid imagery, courtesy of frontman Andy Dixon’s weirdo-as-Everyman lyrics.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 MAMMOTHS Based out of Austin, TX, this foursome blends blues, rock and psychedelia.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $31. www.40watt.com DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series. THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southerninspired rock tunes.

The Office Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

The Foundry 7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

UGA Performing Arts Center 8 p.m. $26-$41. pac.uga.edu DAILEY & VINCENT Bluegrass and country group out of Nashville. White Tiger Gourmet 8 p.m. $10. 706-353-6847 DON CHAMBERS This local favorite delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion. HOG-EYED MAN Local instrumental duo that plays traditional Appalachian music.

Friday 17 Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com DOUBLE FERRARI This local band plays virtuosic, riff-laden rock. MALEVICH Grind and metal group from Athens and Atlanta, featuring members of Juna.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $25. www.hendershots.com ALASH ENSEMBLE Trained in Tuvan throat singing since childhood, these touring musicians mesh that traditional sound with more contemporary ideas. Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 HAYLEY JANE & THE PRIMATES Self-described “theatrical-folkadelicAmericana-jam-soul-country-bluespop” group. 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 from Atlanta. Saucehouse Barbeque 7 p.m. FREE! www.saucehouse.com TRACE COLSON Singer-songwriter with a classically trained voice and a powerful, soulful sound. Terrapin Beer Co. 4:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com DJ OSMOSE Spinning “all vinyl roots, dub, rocksteady, lovers rock and reggae inna turntablist style” every Friday in February. Transmetropolitan 9 p.m. $7 (students), $12 (door). www. jazzathensga.org SVETLANA & THE DELANCEY FIVE A night of music and swing dancing, courtesy of this New York band.

Saturday 18 The Alash Ensemble plays Hendershot’s Coffee Bar on Friday, Feb. 17. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 DJ WHOM Local DJ playing a mix of hip hop, ‘90s and 2000s music.

Wednesday 15 Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Bands are welcome, backline is provided and it rocks until 2 a.m. Dos Palmas Restaurant & Cantina 6 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7771 TRE POWELL Local singer-songriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals. The Foundry 7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana. CHARLOTTE BERG BAND Nashville-based indie-pop group. KEVIN WHITFIELD Alternative country artist from Jefferson. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $30. www.georgiatheatre.com JAMEY JOHNSON Alabama-native country singer-songwriter. See Calendar Pick on p. 13. BJ BARHAM Folk singer-songwriter and member of American Aquarium.

Porterhouse Grill 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy a wonderful evening of original music, creative improvisation and standards.

Thursday 16 Blue Sky 10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153 WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday! Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com Y.O.D. Athens and Atlanta-based alternative hip hop outfit. ALLEN THOMAS AND THE FAMILY ORCHESTRA Decatur-based group playing “ratchedelic soul music.” CASSIE CHANTEL AND ELLE CAPONE Local musicians swinging from soft and sweet love songs to intensely emotional songs of loss and longing. WHOAA Atlanta band blending funk, disco, metal and more. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com GEORGIA DISH BOYS New local rock group fronted by singer-songwriter Seth Martin.

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Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $30. www.georgiatheatre.com JAMEY JOHNSON / BJ BARHAM See Wednesday’s listing for full description

OAK HOUSE Melodic and complex post-rock group. CRUNCHY Athens-based “doomdance” duo featuring Phelan LaVelle and Kathleen Duffield.

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

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com PANSY Athens-based “dumb punk” four-piece with a raucous live show. COUCHLOCKED New psychedelic/ progressive folk duo. COJENA BLANCA No info available.

Highwire Lounge 11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line! Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller, Benji Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey. The Office Lounge 8 p.m. $10. 706-546-0840 PARTY WITH A PURPOSE A night of music to benefit the Athens Nurses Clinic and Athens Pride. Featuring a Simon & Garfunkel tribute by Jason NeSmith and Kenny Howes; the WildJordanTonkCats; a David Bowie tribute by The Everywhen; Elite tha Showstoppa and more.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.40watt.com DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series. CAMP AMPED BAND Tunes from Nuçi’s Space’s group of future rock stars. TRAE CROWDER Comedian and performer known as “The Liberal Redneck.” See story on p. 8. The Foundry 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com THE DIRTY DOORS Tribute band performs for the 50th anniversary of The Doors’ debut album. Georgia Theatre 10 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night.

Buddha Bar Guitars Not Guns Benefit. 7 p.m. $5. 706-208-7017 THE PURPLE PARTY Savannah promoter Ben Umbreit presents “a full night of DJs spinning all things Prince, including hits, lost tracks, music from his many protégés, purple drink specials and tons of surprises.” Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com THE GOOD LOOKS Young band playing a custom blend of rock, blues, funk, punk and alternative. HOGZWYLD Southern rock group from the Atlanta area. OLDE WORLD MONKEYS Local Southern rock four-piece. OVER YONDER Garage-rock band from Atlanta. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com DAVID DONDERO Popular singersongwriter and wandering troubadour crafts intimate, warbly folk tunes. FUTURE LIVES Athens-based Calicountry project from King of Prussia songwriter Brandon Hanick. EMILEIGH IRELAND Local singersongwriter and experimental performer. 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.40watt.com DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series.


THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock. The Foundry 8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www. thefoundryathens.com PENNY & SPARROW Indie folk/ country duo from Texas, with influences from Stephen Sondheim to The Swell Season. COREY KILGANNON Acoustic singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

Cali ‘N’ Tito’s Eastside 7 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087 THE LUCKY JONES Rockin’ rhythm and blues from this local band. Every Sunday! The Foundry 6 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www. thefoundryathens.com THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR WXAG radio DJ Dwain Segar curates a night of smooth jazz, featuring Dwan Bosman.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre. com MAREN MORRIS Critically and commercially successful country singer-songwriter, part of the 2017 Hero Tour.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 5 p.m. FREE! hendershotscoffee.com CLASSICAL REVOLUTION UGA School of Music graduates and students play works by Dvorak, Ligeti, Bach and more.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $7. www.hendershotscoffee.com THE GO ROUNDS Kalamazoo, MI band playing “psychedelic Americana pop.” HOLY GHOST TENT REVIVAL North Carolina band playing energetic soul-rock with horns.

The World Famous 8 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens DAVID BARBE Local luminary and studio engineer performs every Sunday in February with his band the Quick Hooks and featuring different special guests each week. This week features Jay Gonzalez.

Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com LIVE MUSIC See Friday’s listing for full description 11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com SILENT DISCO See Thursday’s listing for full description

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Little Kings Shuffle Club 3 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ lkshuffleclub REBECCA SUNSHINE BAND Local children’s-music group playing fun songs for kids of all ages. Album release show! Live Wire 9 p.m. www.livewireathens.com STRFKR High-energy electronica outfit from Portland, OR. PSYCHIC TWIN Psychedelic electropop duo from Brooklyn, NY. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 JOSH ROBERTS & THE HINGES South Carolina band plays “rock and roll music with the roots showing.” The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840 QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist. The World Famous 9 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens HOT CORNER HIP HOP The oneyear anniversary of the series, featuring locally grown beats and rhymes by Lingua Franca (EP release show!) and WesdaRuler, Ishues, Squalle and LG, Letsruntrack and The Pleasure Point. See story on p. 9. The World Famous 12 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens KITH & KIN Newly formed Athensbased folk-rock band.

Sunday 19 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3888 OPEN MIC Sing loud, sing proud. You know you wanna.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com HARLOT PARTY Local folk-rock project led by KyKy Renee Knight. SWELLSHARK Chicago-based “ukulele-shredding, beatbox-looping and occasionally harmonica-wielding” duo. NIFTY EMTTER Local artist playing “sweet artful sounds that will blow and stimulate your mind.” Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $31. www.georgiatheatre.com BIG GIGANTIC Electronic duo that crosses boundaries to create revolutionary dance music. BRASSTRACKS Brass, synths and drums with a unique vibe. ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning “futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin’, bumpin’, grindin’ bass music.”

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www. georgiatheatre.com DEVENDRA BANHART Acclaimed indie singer-songwriter playing psychedelic folk. See Calendar Pick on p. 13. Go Bar 10 p.m. $3. 706-546-5609 THE SPOOKIE MOON Atlanta-based psychedelic folk-rock group. EMILEIGH IRELAND Local singersongwriter and experimental performer. JOHNNY RICO Athens-based folk singer-songwriter.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 DJ WHOM Local DJ playing a mix of hip hop, ‘90s and 2000s music.

Wednesday 22 Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Bands are welcome, backline is provided and it rocks until 2 a.m. The Foundry 7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring Jesse Mariah (Williams), Mark Wilmot, Karlie Dobbs, Oliver Jordan, Tim O’Connell, and Devin Dennis.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! hendershotscoffee.com OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night every Monday.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 THE MCLOVINS Four-piece jam band from Hartford, CT.

Tuesday 21 The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $5. thefoundryathens.com LIVE BAND KARAOKE Sing your favorite ‘80s and ‘90s jams and beyond, backed by Saved by the Band.

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Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www. georgiatheatre.com COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you’ve never heard before. Tonight, the band performs the Dead’s seminal triple-LP Europe ‘72 in its entirety. 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.

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Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 6 p.m. FREE! hendershotscoffee.com PIANO HAPPY HOUR Jason Fuller, Bart King and Kate Morrissey play piano songs in the round.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 TED TYRO Louisville, KY band that plays bouncing, bass-led pop-rock similar to Talking Heads, Television and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH MASON DAVIS Local jazz musician Mason Davis hosts a jam session.

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The Office Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday! Porterhouse Grill 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improvisation and standards. The World Famous 10 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens TURN TO CRIME Detroit-based artpunk band. FEATHER TRADE This local band plays lush, moody post-pop. EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, rough-edged, guitar-driven local garage-rock duo.

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Art 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. info@athensarts.org, www.athens arts.org 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, director@athfesteducates.org, athfesteducates.org 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. foldunfold2017@gmail.com Indie South (Athens, GA) Indie South is now accepting artist vendors for multiple events. Eclectic Bazaar at Creature Comforts on Mar. 25. $85. Springtacular on May 22–23. $185. ww.indiesouthfair.com “Out There! Photographs in the Spirit of Jeremy Ayers” (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) Photographers are invited to submit three works for consideration of this exhibition, which seeks to represent the spirit of Jeremy Ayers, artist of photographic books Aeronautica, Today in New York and Occupy. Color and black-and-white photos accepted. All levels of experience and geographic locations welcome. Submit images online. Deadline Mar. 1. Exhibition runs Mar. 18–Apr. 22. $15 entry fee. Financial need available. tinyurl.com/submitoutthere, www.athica.org Public Art Master Plan (Athens, GA) The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is seeking feedback on the proposed Public Art Master Plan for Athens. Contribute your ideas and input online before the Mayor votes Mar. 7. www. athensculturalaffairs.org/acac-seekscommunity-support-public-artmaster-plan Seeking Artwork for Live Forward (Athens, GA) The Athens Area Arts Council is seeking submissions of donations of artwork for Live Forward (formerly AIDS Athens). Artwork will be hung in counseling and exam rooms, hallways and waiting areas. Artwork must be framed, uplifting and by an Athens artist. Email to arrange a donation. Deadline May 1. jessica@ athensarts.org

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Seeking Local Artists and Crafters (Hip Vintage and Handmade) Seeking submissions from local artists and crafters for the shop’s Maker’s Market shelves and monthly exhibitions. Originality and quality of goods is key. Visit website to submit photos of work. hip.vintage@outlook.com, hipvintagehandmade.com Southworks Call for Artists (OCAF, Watkinsville) Seeking submissions for the 22nd annual Southworks National Juried Art Exhibition on Apr. 7–May 5. Visit website for application and to submit images. Cash prizes will be awarded to top pieces. Deadline Feb. 17. $25-35. www.ocaf.com

Classes Art Classes (Lyndon House Arts Center) Courses for adults include Painting with Charles Warnock, Metalsmithing with William Stephanos, Watercolor with Katherine Dunlap, Digital Photography with Cassie Hawkins, Enamel Jewelry, Zen Seeing Zen Drawing, Jewelry with Amanda Scheutzow, Printmaking with Amanda Burk and Handbuilt Pottery. Classes begin in March. Register online. 706-613-3623, www.athens clarkecounty.com/leisure Artist Workshops (KA Artist Shop) “Modern Calligraphy: Beginner’s Basics with Kristen Ashley” Feb. 28, 7–9 p.m. $40. “Creative Journaling for Adults with Hope Hilton” Mar. 7 or Apr. 4, 6:30–8 p.m. $20. “All About Color: Impressionist Painting with Will Eskridge” Mar. 14, 6–8:30 p.m. $45. “Watercolor Painting for Beginners with Katherine Dunlap” Mar. 20, 27, Apr. 3 and 10, 6–8 p.m. $90. www.kaartist.com 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. www.botgarden.uga.edu Career Coach (ACC Library) A Goodwill’s Virtual Career Coach will assist patrons with job applications and resumes. First Tuesdays, 1–3 p.m. and last Thursdays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. www.careerconnector.org G.E.D. Tutoring (First Baptist Church) Professional educators offer idividualized tutoring for adults. Meets every Monday and Wednesday, 12:15–2:15 p.m. FREE! 706-548-6600, www.firstbaptist athens.org 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. Bring water and a mat. Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. $7.50. wintervillecenter@gmail.com, www.wintervillecenter.com

Hot Yoga (Fuel Hot Yoga) Classes in hot yoga are offered seven days a week. Beginners welcome. Student discounts available. 706-353-9642, www.fuelhotyoga.com Kundalini Yoga & Meditation (160 Satula Ave.) Connect to your own inner calm and strength. Beginners to advanced welcome. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. $10. kunda liniathens@gmail.com 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, 1–3 p.m. wintervillecenter@gmail. com Lunchtime Yoga (Ciné Barcafé) Annie Marcum teaches “Mindful Flow Yoga.” Mondays, 12 p.m. $5–10. BYO Mat. 706-372-1849 One-on-One Computer Skills (ACC Library) Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. Thursdays, 9 a.m. 706-6133650, www.athenslibrary.org One-on-One Digital Media Center Tutorials (ACC Library) Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs. Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. 706-613-3650 One-on-One Genealogy Assistance (ACC Library) Library staff offer assistance to genealogists and researchers. Feb. 15, 10 a.m. Feb. 21, 2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens Pilates (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) Strengthen your core, legs, glutes and back. Bring a mat. For adults of all ages. Tuesdays, 6–7 p.m. $7.50. 706742-0823 Quilting Classes (Crooked Pine Quilts) Amanda Whitsel offers classes in quilting and sewing for all levels and ages. 706-318-2334, needleinahaystack7@yahoo.com, crookedpinefarm.blogspot.com 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. www.facebook.com/salsaathens Tai Chi for Seniors (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) Classes are specifically designed to benefit seniors. Mondays, $7.50. 706-742-0823, wintervillecenter. com Watercolor Class (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Local watercolor artist Eileen Hurd teaches a progressive class as part of the library’s Spring Art Series. Saturdays, Feb. 18–Mar. 4. 706795-5597 Yoga (Athens Five Points Yoga Studio) Classes are offered in Iyengar yoga, flow yoga, gentle flow, hot power flow, restorative yoga and alignment yoga. www.athensfive pointsyoga.com Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients (Athens Regional Medical Center, Loran Smith Center) Learn how to increase range of

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Help Out Call for Volunteers (Nuçi’s Space) The Athens Human Rights Festival is looking for volunteers to help with fundraising, publicity, organizing speakers and performers, the tabloid, social media, stage building and more. The 39th annual will be held downtown on May 6–7. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. 706-202-9169, www. athenshumanrightsfest.org Hands On Athens (East Athens, Hancock Corridor and New Town neighborhoods) Hands On Athens seeks skilled volunteers to assist low-income homeowners with maintenance and repair projects. 706-353-1801, handsonathens. weebly.com Mentor Training (Chamber of Commerce) The Clarke County Mentor Program matches adult volunteers with students in the Clarke County School District. Mentors are role models and friends who visit their mentee for one hour per week for one year. mentor@athensga.com, www.clarkecountymentorprogram. org 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, scourt@learningally.org 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, athens.tutorial@gmail.com

Kidstuff Art Classes (Lyndon House Arts Center) Now registering. Art classes include Art Time (ages 4–6), Homeschool Artists (ages 6–11), Stop-Motion Animation (ages 11–15), Wild Intelligence Art Camp (ages 8–12), and Drawing in Pencil, Pen and Ink (ages 7–11). 706-6133623, www.athensclarkecounty.com/ lyndonhouse World of Wonder Park (Southeast Clarke Park) The new playground includes ten slides (including the three-story Slide Tower), a Biba Activated Playground (augmented reality gameplay experience), climbing rock wall, two-story Dynamo Apollo Spinner and a rope web climber. Swing areas include standard swings, co-ride parent/ child generational swings and swings for individuals with mobility impairment. 706-613-3801

Support Groups Alanon 12 Step (Athens, GA) Recovery for people affected by someone else’s drinking. Weekly meetings are held at various times and locations around Athens. 478955-3422, www.ga-al-anon.org Alcoholics Anonymous (Athens, GA) If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. 706-389-4164, www.athensaa.org Athens Autoimmune Support (Sips Espresso Café) This support group is for anyone who suffers form an autoimmune condition. Meetings are twice a month, Wednesdays. Email for dates. ryan@themindful nutrivore.com

Breastfeeding Support Group (reBlossom Mama Baby Shop) Get expert tips from By Your Leave and share experiences with other mothers. Feb. 20, 6 p.m. $25/ couple. www.reblossomathens.com Dudes Helping Dudes (Nuçi’s Space) A weekly support group for anyone who identifies as a man. Park in the lot across the street on Williams Street. Thursdays, 6–7 p.m. (Not meeting Feb. 23 or Mar. 2.) Park across the street. tinyurl. com/DudesHelpingDudes, www.brainaidfest.com Emotions Anonymous (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) A 12-step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Meets Sundays, 4–5 p.m. www.emotionsanonymous.org 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. lesley@nuci.org, www.nuci.org New Mamas’ Group (reBlossom Mama Baby Shop) Meet other parents with babies. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. www.reblossomathens.com

On The Street AARP Foundation Tax-Aide AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers offer tax assistance Mondays, 1–5 p.m. (Oconee County Library); Wednesdays, 12:30–5 p.m. and Fridays, 9–1 p.m. (Athens-Clarke County Library) ; Tuesdays 9–1 p.m. and Saturdays, 9–1 p.m. (Kroger on Epps Bridge). aarp.org/taxaide Athens Business Rocks Sign Up (Athens, GA) Register to participate in the annual Athens Business Rocks competition. Bands can cover up to three songs. Proceeds benefit Nuci’s Space. Registration ends Feb. 28. Event held May 13. www.athens businessrocks.com


Athens Street Hockey (YMCA, Hockey Rink) Players of all skill levels can play in a local hockey rink. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. athensfloorhockey@gmail.com Avid Book Clubs (Avid Bookshop) Book clubs include Young Readers, Graphic Novel, YA for Not-so-YAs, Small Press, Paperback Fiction, Social Justice, New & Notable and the Classics Book Club. Visit website for monthly selections and meeting dates. Join by email. Check website for dates. 706-352-2060, avid.athens.rachel@gmail.com, www.avidbookshop.com

Call for Performers (Winterville, GA) The 2017 Marigold Festival is seeking family-friendly acts to perform on the childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stage. The festival is on May 20. Email for details. aha. AthensHasArt@gmail.com Call for Submissions (Athens, GA) The Athens Writers Association is seeking funny songs, poems, non-fiction essays and short fiction from local writers of all ages for its third anthology scheduled to be published in summer or early fall of this year. Email submissions with subject heading â&#x20AC;&#x153;AWA Book

art around town AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) The Visual Arts Magnet students at North Springs Charter High School present an eclectic arrangement of artwork. Through March. 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, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seven Elements of Artâ&#x20AC;? features sculptural works by Lawrence Steuck, Leonard Piha and Lorraine Thompson. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Transitions: Vessels for Samâ&#x20AC;? features clay sculptures by Alice Woodruff, who views the exhibition as a journey towards reconciliation with life following her sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suicide. Through Apr. 21. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) Curated by Mike Calway-Fagen, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Swear I Saw This: The Line As Witnessâ&#x20AC;? features artwork by George Belcher, Courtney McClellan, Jon Swindler and Christina Tsui. Through Mar. 5. BENDZUNAS GLASS (89 W. South Ave., Comer) The family-run studio has been creating fine art glass for almost 40 years. CHOPS AND HOPS (2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) Susan Pelhamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collages are inspired by literature, music and Magic Realism. Through Feb. 24. CIRCLE GALLERY (UGA College of Environment and Design, 285 S. Jackson St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Places for the Spirit: Traditional African American Gardensâ&#x20AC;? is a traveling exhibit of photographs by Vaughn Sills. The images document the daily lives of four generations of the Toole family in Athens. Through Feb. 28. CITY OF WATKINSVILLE (Downtown Watkinsville) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Public Art Watkinsville: A Pop-up Sculpture Exhibitâ&#x20AC;? consists of sculptures placed in prominent locations around downtown. Artists include Benjamin Lock, William Massey, Stan Mullins, Robert Clements and Joni Younkins-Herzog. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artscape Oconee: The Monuments of Artlandâ&#x20AC;? features eight newly commissioned art panels and six refurbished panels of paintings. THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Highlightsâ&#x20AC;? includes artists from the Classic Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s permanent collection: June Ball, Greg Benson, Dianne Penny, Henry Ransom, John Ahee, Ana Anest and Lamar Wood. CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love on the Sideâ&#x20AC;? is an extension of KA Artist Shopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love in all its Many Formsâ&#x20AC;? exhibition. Opening reception Feb. 15. Through Feb. 25. EARTH FARE (1689 S. 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Through Mar. 19. â&#x20AC;˘ In the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Driving Forces: Sculpture by Lin Emergyâ&#x20AC;? presents four large kinetic sculptures. Through Apr. 2. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;To Spin a Yarn: Distaffs, Folk Art and Material Culture.â&#x20AC;? Through Apr. 16. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Advanced and Irascible: Abstract Expressionism from the Collection of Jeanne and Carroll Berryâ&#x20AC;? includes pieces by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Hedda Sterne and more. Through Apr. 30. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collectionâ&#x20AC;? showcases over 50 works by African American artists. Through May 7. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Michael Ellison: Urban Impressionsâ&#x20AC;? shares a selection of block prints produced by the Atlanta-based educator and printmaker. Feb. 18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 21. GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Satisfaction Systemâ&#x20AC;? is a sitespecific installation by Garrett Hayes that suspends circular forms woven with scrap denim, rope and Electro-Luminescent wire. Through Apr. 15. HEIRLOOM CAFĂ&#x2030; (815 N. Chase St.) Jack Burke and Amanda Burke present a father-daughter joint art show. Through March. HENDERSHOTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Tobiah Cole. Through February. HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) Illustrative prints and collages by Garrison Taylor-Bates. Through February. HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Athens musician and folk surrealist painter Gerald Turner shares an exhibition of paintings influenced by stories and dreamscapes. Through February.

Submission.â&#x20AC;? Deadline Mar. 12. katherinecerulean@gmail.com. www.athenswritersassociation. wordpress.com Ice Skating (The Classic Center) The Classic Center will offer ice skating in the outdoor pavilion through Feb. 16. $13. www.classic center.com KACCB TIREd of Trash Tire Amnesty Week (ACC Landfill) There will be no disposal fees for tires Feb. 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;25. Limit of six tires. Bring tires without rims. 706-6133508, solidwaste@athensclarke county.com

Little Black Dress Initiative (Athens, GA) The Junior League of Athens invites everyone to participate in the Little Black Initiative Feb. 13â&#x20AC;&#x201C;17 to help raise awareness of the importance of financial literacy in helping victims of domestic violence escape abuse. #LBDIAthens, nnedv. org/ej Spring Programs (Athens, GA) Now registering for programs. A diverse selection of art classes, recreational activities, sports and holiday events are offered for both children and adults. www.athens clarkecounty.com/leisure f

K.A. ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love in all its Many Formsâ&#x20AC;? is a group exhibition celebrating love. Reception Mar. 16. Currently on view through March. LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 2017 Undergraduate Curated Exhibitionâ&#x20AC;? was organized by Candice Greathouse of Atlantaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mint Gallery. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Michi Meko: One Last Smile Before the Undertowâ&#x20AC;? seeks to establish new hybridized identities by endowing ordinary objects with spiritual powers. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;355â&#x20AC;? is a collaborative installation between MFA candidates Alexis Spina and Katherine Miller. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Listening: Yeonsoo Kimâ&#x20AC;? serves as a type of diary, sharing hand-built ceramic pieces built each day. â&#x20AC;˘ In the C-U-B-E Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Improvisation in Repeatâ&#x20AC;? is a collaboration in textile design between Sara Parker and Simon Hunt. Through Feb. 24. LAST RESORT GRILL (174 W. Clayton St.) Artwork by Ainhoa Bibao Cebrero. Through February. LOWERY IMAGING GALLERY (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Danielsville) The gallery features paper and canvas giclee prints by Athens artists as well as artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; renderings of Athens. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Collections from the Community: Louise Shawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Popes and Religious Potpourri Collection.â&#x20AC;? Through Feb. 25. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Upstream IIâ&#x20AC;? continues an exploration of African American artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experiences through the works of William Downs, Jerushia Graham, Njambi Mwuara, Broderick Flanigan and Meaza Nigatu. Through Mar. 2. MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 GA-98, Danielsville) Stefan Eberhardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crystal Photomicrographyâ&#x20AC;? features photos taken through a microscope. Through February. MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. 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OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) The Big Springs Quilt Guild presents a collection of quilts. Through February. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) Over 35 furniture makers, wood turners and fine artists share works made from exotic woods and veneers, reclaimed lumber, natural edge slabs and twigs and bark in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wood Works: A Regional Exhibition.â&#x20AC;? Through Feb. 17. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quantum Continuum: Works by Denise Stewart-Sanabriaâ&#x20AC;? is influenced by quantum physics and metaphysics. Through Feb. 17. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Athens Celebrated: Watercolors by Jackie Dorseyâ&#x20AC;? features portraits representing the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique people, music, arts, community organizers, shops and restaurants. Through Feb. 17. RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. 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Through February. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Living in Natureâ&#x20AC;? presents photographs by John W. Schell. Through March. WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) New paintings, drawings and block prints by Cooper Holmes. Through February. WINTERVILLE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CULTURE (371 N. Church St., Winterville) Presented by the Winterville Arts Council, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beginningsâ&#x20AC;? includes works by Lisa Freeman, Will Eskridge, Chris Taylor, Cheryl Washburn, Jacob Wenzka and more. THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Permanent artists include RA Miller, Chris Hubbard, Travis Craig, Michelle Fontaine, Dan Smith, Greg Stone and more. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Moment in Timeâ&#x20AC;? features wildlife illustrations by watercolor painter Elizabeth Boudreau. Through February.

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My Horrible Office-mate Got Worse Advice for Athens’ Loose and Lovelorn By Bonita Applebum advice@flagpole.com heartfelt statements and descriptions of his I wrote to you earlier about my problematic office-mate at my graduate assistantship (Jan. or her position, having been there oftentimes myself. I am 70 or so and have been involved in 18). I’m writing again because she’s become numerous capacities, in environmental issues extremely passive-aggressive towards me in and human adaptation to our rapidly changing regard to my schedule. (FYI, I do not go to world for over 50 years. I am an anthropolocollege in Athens, which is the only reason I’d gist/archaeologist by profession, and I only write to you, Bonita.) mention this because, to some, this truth may Up until now, I’ve basically worked whatgive credence to my comments. In other words, ever hours she wanted me to. Now that I have I do not speak lightly, or without a reasonable to complete an internship, my time for this assistantship is extremely limited, though I am amount of knowledge and experience. For the last 20 years or so, I have been trygetting in the required number of weekly hours. ing to figure out the best ways to “live off the The problem is that now she has to be more grid.” It is very difficult and expensive—given present in the office, and can’t just randomly accessible-to-the-public leave or take a two-hour technology—and in lunch like she usually She sounds like a serious some cases illegal to do does. I experience her passive-aggressive frusdrag, but you won’t have this. I have not found much strong social suptration when she makes to see her after May. port (a lot of emotional calls to other campus “yes” comments, but offices on speakerphone not much activity in that direction), and I no to complain about my absence, under the guise of getting hours covered while she needs to take longer have the energy, time or desire to proselytize my beliefs unless asked. care of her own personal business. I suppose this person who wrote you the letHonestly, I’m getting scared. I worry that ter has read Walden, and Thoreau did not perthis woman will lash out at me in an official sist in his endeavors—at least, not as we know way—with a bad employee review, or just by of in the literature. Today, however, there are asking to switch me to a different work area. I many divergent lifestyles we can observe from also am tired of her making calls on speakerpeople living off the grid or rejecting our often phone to complain about scheduling. What’s obscene mainstream ways of living. I see a true the point, other than to communicate to me paradigm change taking place in our society that I’ve inconvenienced her? and in other societies. I want to encourage the author of this letter to you to take heart and persist in his or her efforts to live a simple, sustainable way of life, and, in good cheer, to be available to those who are interested in these worthwhile endeavors. I would say to this person: Do what you are doing for the personal satisfaction and, of course, fun of doing it; don’t preach it, but just let it evidence itself; and teach at any time teaching is sought. This sort of change usually happens not overnight, but as a ripple effect brought about by individuals and groups who simply live in the ways they believe. I wish this person the best of all wishes in Speak to your actual boss. Never forget his or her endeavors, and I hope that she or he that this woman is just your office-mate, will not feel alone or alienated. There is much and she has no real authority over you. excellent company out there—staunch supReview and confirm your schedule with the port, fast friends. You, my friend, are not at all administrator you answer to, and report alone. You are so needed. Thank you for being her horribly unprofessional behavior. Start here. ignoring this woman on the regular. She Sealymay sounds like a serious drag, but you won’t have to see her after May. Get some good Wow, Sealymay! I have nothing to add. earbuds. Beautifully put. Thank you for writing! f Dear Bonita, I am writing in regard to the letter from Need advice? Email advice@flagpole.com, use the Paradigm Change, Not Climate Change (Jan. anonymous form at flagpole.com/getadvice, or find 25). I was very moved by this individual’s Bonita on Twitter: @flagpolebonita.

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