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What AthFest Means for Athens’ Summer Economy ARTS: Kiddie Dope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

How to Navigate AthFest With Kids MUSIC: Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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Streets Athens (completestreetsathens. com) and Athens for Everyone ( have posted handy T-SPLOST guides, as well.

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Plus, the Fate of the Murmur Trestle, a New House Candidate and More Local News By Blake Aued Since the late ’90s, when Athens citizens started to lobby for better bike and pedestrian infrastructure, such things have fallen under the rubric of “alternative transportation,” as in alternatives to cars. But just as alternative weeklies like Flagpole can struggle to define themselves against evershrinking “mainstream” news outlets, when one of millennials’ top priorities is to live and work where they don’t have to drive, maybe cars are becoming the alternative. The citizen committee that has a chosen a tentative list of projects to fund with a 1 percent sales tax for transportation on the November ballot seems to realize this. By dollars, 53 percent of its $102 million proposed list is made up of bike and pedestrian improvements, and 12 percent would go to transit, versus 33 percent for roads. But that list can change. Its makeup is now a political decision in the hands of Athens-Clarke County commissioners, who had very little to say about it after a brief presentation June 13 by T-SPLOST Committee Chairwoman Alice Kinman. “I was hoping to get a little more indication of where [commissioners] were going,” transportation activist Tony Eubanks said. “Obviously, Complete Streets Athens is

concerned about some of the things that aren’t being funded. We’d like to support it.” To whittle down $250 million in proposals, the T-SPLOST committee has already cut back a number of projects, including the Greenway, Firefly Trail and sidewalk and bike-lane funding. Intriguing projects left out entirely include $7 million for a Brooklyn Creek greenway (which a consultant for the West Broad committee

Obviously, Complete Streets Athens is concerned about some of the things that aren’t being funded.

described as potentially transformative for the neighborhood); $7 million for the Clayton Street streetscape improvements that were put on hold several years ago after bids came in high; $6 million for pedestrian improvements on virtually uncrossable West Broad Street; $2.4 million for a roundabout at Whitehall Road and Milledge Avenue; and $2.5 million for increased frequency on several Athens Transit routes. All worthy projects, but

even $100 million doesn’t go very far in the transportation world. And some commissioners—including Jerry NeSmith, who discussed this topic with me and co-panelist Gwen O’Looney on WUGA’s “Athens News Matters” last week—will be pushing to ax more “alternative transportation” projects in favor of roads, which NeSmith said is essential to convincing residents outside the Loop to vote for it. The flip side of that, of course, is that if intown residents see the list as too auto-centric, they’ll vote against it. Some road spending is needed, though—ACC has a long backlog of roads that are overdue for repaving, just like it has a long backlog of neighborhoods that need sidewalks. Striking a balance is key. “It’s so important that people look at these projects and don’t see too many just for fun, somebody’s pet project,” Kinman said. But the committee sees projects like Firefly Trail as “genuine transportation projects,” not just recreational. Commissioners will take public input at their July 5 and 18 meetings before voting on a final project list Aug. 1, and citizens can also comment online at Both Complete

Part of the Firefly Trail funding will go toward a pedestrian bridge over Trail Creek in Dudley Park—something that’s been left out of the project so far because of the cost. Without the bridge, walkers and bikers would have to leave the trail and take a series of switchbacks down into Dudley Park and back up into downtown, kinda defeating the purpose of the level, easy path that an abandoned railroad provides. That new bridge would run parallel to the so-called Murmur trestle that has become something of a tourist destination since being featured on the back cover of R.E.M.’s first LP, but has continued to fall into disrepair since CSX partially demolished it in 2000. What would happen to the Murmur trestle? Well, nothing, until it eventually collapses. “There’s going to be a lot of brouhaha if that trestle starts to come down without a public conversation,” Commissioner Melissa Link said. Music historian Paul Butchart submitted a request for $2.9 million in T-SPLOST funding to stabilize, repair and replace the trestle. The problem is, according to an ACC engineering study, the trestle could only support a six-foot-wide path—less than half the width of the rest of the trail—so that option isn’t supported by cycling advocates. A parallel bridge would be needed







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Airport CIP Matching Funds: $1.5 million

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Transit Vehicle Expansion and Replacement: $9.2 million

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Match up to $30 million in state and federal grants.

Replace older diesel buses with new electric hybrids.

Bus Stop and Transfer Facilities and Improvement: $3.4 million

Build concrete pads, seating, shelters, parking, bike racks, trash cans and/or restrooms at bus stops.

Oconee River Greenway: $12 million Firefly Trail: $16.8 million

Extend the rail-trail from Winterville Road to the Oglethorpe County line.

Highway 29 Corridor Transit: $940,000 Jefferson River Road Sidewalk: $1.4 million Pavement Rehabilitation: $25.6 million A fancy way to say repaving roads.

Transportation Technology Improvement: $1.4 million Fiber optics, variable message boards and advanced traffic signals.

Bicycle Improvement Program: $7.5 million Build five miles of bike lanes.

Pedestrian Improvement Program: $11.3 million Build seven–18 miles of sidewalks.

Lexington Road Corridor Improvements: $4 million

Could pay for medians, sidewalks, bike lanes and/or multi-use paths.

Atlanta Highway Corridor Improvements: $4 million Prince Avenue Corridor Improvements: $4 million

anyway, rendering the trestle merely decorative, and if the trestle isn’t used for transportation, it’s not eligible for T-SPLOST. Meanwhile, the feds have told ACC officials they can’t touch the trestle unless they fully restore it, so it continues to rot.

Athens Dem Announces State House Run Athens lawyer Deborah Gonzalez announced last week that she’ll run as a Democrat in House District 117, which encompasses parts of northern Oconee, southwestern Clarke, eastern Barrow and southern Jackson counties. The incumbent is Regina Quick (R-Athens), a lawyer who’s rumored to be on Gov. Nathan Deal’s shortlist to replace Superior Court Judge David Sweat, who’s retiring at the end of the next month. That would open the door for the man Athens Democrats love to hate—Doug McKillip, the former state representative who switched parties and was ousted by Quick in 2012—to make his triumphant return to politics. The 117th District was drawn for a Republican—specifically, McKillip—but Donald Trump won it by just four points last November, so it is ripe for the taking, by Gonzalez or another Democrat. If you’d like the particulars of Gonzalez’s platform, direct your browser to

Downtown Athens Is a Cash Cow A study by the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government commissioned by the Athens Downtown Development Authority confirms what everyone already knew: Downtown brings a lot of money to Athens.

The study found that downtown accounts for 6.5 percent of the property value in Athens and 8.5 percent of the workforce, despite encompassing less than 1 percent of the city’s area. Downtown had a $290 million economic impact in 2015, including 3,100 jobs paying $100 million. That doesn’t include students’ spending. “The literature is full of articles about how difficult it is to survey university students,” the Vinson Institute’s Wes Clark told the ADDA last week. “It’s a hard thing to do.” All that economic activity generated $3.3 million in property tax revenue, $3.9 million in sales taxes, $1.8 million in hotel/ motel taxes, $555,000 in alcoholic beverage taxes and $773,000 in business and alcohol license revenue for the county—a total of more than $10 million. The study will be used to entice businesses to locate downtown, as well as prove that it’s more than just student housing and bars, ADDA Director of Planning and Outreach David Lynn said. “You hear that downtown Athens is a very vibrant and dynamic place,” he said. “Well, what does that mean to someone who’s opening a business here?” Lynn also briefly outlined other projects ADDA staff and interns are working on, including wayfinding signs, a tax allocation district to earmark revenue from new development for downtown infrastructure, streamlining the permitting process for special events, a small-business incubator, high-speed fiber internet and parking. He’s pushing for a study to determine if downtown needs another parking deck, and if so, where to put it. Board members said they’re already convinced of the need for more parking, but Lynn said the study would help sell the idea to voters and taxpayers who’d fund it. However, the board lacked a quorum at the June 13 meeting. f

By Tom Crawford It was not a good week for state Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson). The Northeast Georgia legislator lost two important committee posts because he just won’t stop talking nonsense about the Civil War. Benton is a staunch supporter of the Confederate States of America, a stance that has long been a source of controversy during his years in the House. After he recently circulated an article among his colleagues that claimed slavery was not a cause of the Civil War, House Speaker David Ralston finally removed Benton from two committee posts. It wasn’t the first such dustup for Benton, who spent 30 years teaching Georgia and American history before running for the General Assembly. In the 2016 session, he sponsored a bill that would have required the state to formally recognize Confederate Memorial Day and Robert E. Lee’s birthday as public holidays, a constitutional amendment that would protect Stone Mountain as a Confederate memorial, and another bill that would require street names changed since 1968 to revert back to their former names if the prior name had honored a Civil War veteran. That name change bill, if it had passed into law, would have required that a portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Atlanta revert back to the name Gordon Road, which at one time memorialized Confederate Gen. John B. Gordon. In the face of public protest, Benton withdrew all three bills, and none of them got a committee vote. There were calls at that time for Ralston to remove Benton as a committee chairman, but the speaker instead delivered a verbal rebuke: “While we are mindful of our history, the business of the General Assembly isn’t in rewriting or

reinterpreting the past, but rather to focus on improving Georgia’s future.” During that same session, Benton defended the activities of the Ku Klux Klan, contending that the Klan “was not so much a racist thing but a vigilante thing to keep law and order… I’m not saying what they did was right. It’s just the way things were.” Benton’s view that slavery was not the cause of the Civil War is controversial for the simple reason that it is a denial of history—which sounds strange for someone whose career was spent teaching history. There is a small faction of white supremacists and “Lost Cause” supporters who avoid or deny completely the inconvenient fact of slavery, but most legitimate historians scoff at the notion. Despite the Civil War controversies, Benton has done some good things as a lawmaker. He has been a strong supporter of the state’s public education system, which you’d expect from a retired teacher, and he has also been a legislator who has the backbone to stand up against the House leadership and vote against their wishes on some favored bills. That kind of independence is refreshing to see. If his constituents are unhappy with his job performance under the Gold Dome, it hasn’t shown at the ballot box. The last time Benton had opposition when he ran for reelection was in 2006. But Benton has this blind spot about the Civil War that leaves a blot on his entire political career. For whatever reason, he cannot bring himself to see the truth about the most tragic conflict in this nation’s history. Unfortunately, there are still too many people who won’t stop fighting the Civil War, even though it’s been 152 years since Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. f

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The AthFest Economy

Festival Helps Downtown Businesses Through Slow Summers By Carolyn Crist

says Tim Kelly. “We were still figuring out how to make the sandwiches, and it helped us make quick decisions.” Last year, The Rook & Pawn hosted a beer garden with tables outside and sold out of its stock by Saturday. This year, its staff are ready to face the dichotomy of out-

entertained while school’s out. But AthFest is still the busiest week of the year, Kelly says. “Carrie and I have been in town for 20 years and love hanging out at AthFest,” he says. “But going back to the original notion of AthFest helping businesses during the

40 Watt Club owner Barrie Buck and talent buyer Velena Vego and wondered if a smaller version could work back home. The uring AthFest weekend, tiny Flicker Athens Downtown Development Authority Theatre & Bar on West Washington director at the time, Art Jackson, persuaded Street feels like Sanford Stadium on them to hold the event during the summer a fall football game day. to give a boost to downtown businesses Located near the Pulaski Street stage, during the slow season. the bar annually serves as a “Why couldn’t Athens have safe haven for showgoers and this, if Austin had it?” Vego townies alike. Often stacked says. “It’s been perfect having several layers deep around the the Pulaski stage right here. bar, the space bustles all weekWe’re so lucky to get all the end with people looking for fans coming from the outdoor an indoors bathroom, a cheap stage.” cold drink or a rare open spot The same summertime ecoon the outdoor patio. nomic lull hits the nationally After 15 years as an renowned 40 Watt. As the end AthFest hot spot, Flicker runs of June approaches, bartenddouble shifts with bartenders ers, door people and security and has the service down to workers look forward to taking a science. “For us, AthFest is home extra cash. key. It essentially pays for July “We’re always happy to see and keeps us alive,” says copeople leave in May so we can owner Jeremy Long. find parking spots and eat at Long and the staff plan our favorite restaurants, but each year to make the rough by the end of June, we need weekend as smooth as posthem to come back,” Vego says. sible. Last year, as every year, The 40 Watt saw lower sales he went downtown at 6 a.m. the year the festival required Saturday to lug ice into the a wristband to enter venues. coolers and prepare for the Now people can buy a fullweekend. For the first time, he weekend wristband or a ticket had nothing to do that early. at the door if they want to see They had planned well and a particular show, and sales were ready. have bumped back up. This “We divide up the shifts so Jianna Justice performs during last year’s AthFest at The World Famous, one of several downtown venues that sees a big boost in business from year, the 40 Watt and Georgia everybody gets their piece of the annual festival. Theatre suggested that the action,” he says. “It’s good summer, we’re so appreciative of that now side beer sales and a cool gaming environAthFest organizers approach their yearto have days like that, when the bartenders as business owners being floated during ment inside. round ticket vendor—Ticketfly—about can go to it and push themselves and take slower times.” “It’s an all-hands-on-deck weekend, sponsoring the festival for ticketing, which home enough to pay their rent.” and we all know it’s going to be 10 a.m. succeeded. Across the street, The Rook & Pawn is to midnight for three days and then sleep “Every year, they ask what’s working and ready to celebrate its second anniversary for a week,” Kelly says. “AthFest is a giganwhat’s not working,” Vego says. “It feels like during AthFest weekend. When Tim and tic boon for us and a focal point for the a community working together to make this Carrie Kelly planned to open their new summer.” a positive experience.” board game cafe in 2015, they marked AthFest originated in 1997, after Jared Summer sales at The Rook & Pawn don’t As the AthFest coordinator this year, AthFest as the “must open” weekend. Bailey (then a bar owner, now an Athensfluctuate as dramatically, since families Daniel Robertson pushed for additional “That whole weekend became a trial by Clarke County commissioner) attended with kids come during the day to stay changes that he believes will make the fire for the staff and concept of the space,” South by Southwest in Austin, TX with


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stage on Friday night and during the day both Saturday and Sunday. Flicker started a new open-mic event on Saturday for kids to tell jokes, sing songs or dance. Also on Saturday afternoon, Cine will host the KidsFest Dance Party. (Read more about KidsFest on p.â&#x20AC;&#x2030;8, and see The Calendar on p.â&#x20AC;&#x2030;9 for comedy listings.) As a business owner and a parent with two young children, The Rook & Pawnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kelly says AthFestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education mission is just as important as the fact that it boosts sales. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With a son in kindergarten, we already saw the benefits of ukulele and drum lessons,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The opportunities that these kids are afforded with music are unlike what I had growing up.â&#x20AC;? This educational mission is also reflected in what local businesses do, such as teach customers about craft beer, says Chelsea MacDonald, the front-of-house manager at Trappeze Pub. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With music, art or craft beer, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about introducing people to something they havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tried before,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I got you. I know you. Let me teach you.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; AthFest creates a comfortable, supportive environment for people to ask questions and learn.â&#x20AC;? Energy bustles through Trappeze and Highwire during AthFest weekend, MacDonald adds. Since the servers and bartenders are excited to see the shows, too, conversations revolve around the lineup and whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening outside. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We live through the customers until our shifts are over,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a comfortable, exciting energy, not manic and chaotic like football game days.â&#x20AC;? Although the packed weekend boosts traffic and creates messier bathrooms, a sweaty environment and busy shifts, MacDonald says, customers tend to brighten up as they walk into the airconditioned space, and reflect it in their tips. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so appreciative to find relief from the heat for a bit that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re generally nice and ask about our day, unlike on game days,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They get us, and we get them. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here for each other.â&#x20AC;? For many of the small businesses around the West Washington Street corridor, the weekend is about survival. Packed venues, mixed with cranky people in the sweltering heat, can make for a miserable time. But each year, businesses prepare for the last weekend in June to be one of the best on the books. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a small space and probably never designed to host this many people in a day,â&#x20AC;? says David Eduardo, co-owner of The World Famous. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But when you live through it, you remember surviving it.â&#x20AC;? The World Famous, next to the Hull Street stage, often bears the brunt on that side of the street for customers looking to cool down or find an inside bathroom. This year, like last year, the venue will host the Happy Happy Birthday to Me showcase. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Infrastructure-wise, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re never going to be able to handle the volume, but we become more prepared every year,â&#x20AC;? Eduardo says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We ramp it up, hold on, and hope to survive. Bring it on.â&#x20AC;? f

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weekend better for both patrons and local business owners. A major change, for instance, doubles the size of the all-ages beer gardens at both the Pulaski Street and Hull Street stages. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll feature local drafts from Creature Comforts and Southern Brewing Company, as well as local food vendors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The intent was to create an environment to make it easier to get alcohol when you want it and enjoy music in front of the stage,â&#x20AC;? Robertson says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the new design, you can walk up to the stage with your beer.â&#x20AC;? Nearby, Highwire Lounge will host the VIP area for the weekend, which includes a private area to watch the Pulaski Street stage, an indoor space for relaxing and food and drink access. As a co-owner of music venue Live Wire, Robertson also sees the benefit to his own business during AthFest. Since the space is located a bit off the beaten pathâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;at the corner of Hull and Dougherty streetsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; and isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t open daily as a bar, summer months dip in profitability. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During June and July, if I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a wedding or corporate event booked, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have much going on,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tend to get much walkup business either, so the Club Crawl each year really helps to drive people our way.â&#x20AC;? Due to limited resources, AthFest hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t conducted an official economic impact study to say how much the festival helps local businesses. However, an informal survey by the Athens Downtown Development Authority of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Twilight Criterium weekend gives some insight, says David Lynn, the ADDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of planning and outreach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know that events are good for downtown businesses overall,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Restaurants and bars tend to benefit more than retailers, but limited research suggests that traditional retailers see more business, too.â&#x20AC;? During Twilight, for instance, 13 retailers said they had a positive experience. Some said it outperformed their typical Saturday sales, and two extended their business hours to stay open longer during the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought retailers might suffer in the short-term with roads blocked and parking decks closed, but this is a good sign,â&#x20AC;? Lynn says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One retailer even said it was one of their best Saturdays since moving downtown.â&#x20AC;?


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No matter the weather, one of the great things about AthFest is its accessibility for kids. Over the past decade or so, the offerings for kids have vastly expanded, with this year probably being its biggest yet. Not only can kids catch acts on their own kidfriendly stage all three days, but this year includes a new indoor event and lots of free activity tables. While highlighting bands for kids out of the general lineup is a bit like naming your favorite Condor Chocolates truffle— they’re all good—I want to point out that the famous former children’s storytime reader from the Athens library performs as the Rebecca Sunshine Band at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. You can also see kids from the Nuçi’s Space Girls Rock Camp at 11:45 a.m. Saturday. Sunday afternoon’s performances are a great time to watch other kids perform, with groups from several dance and music schools taking the stage between 1:50–4:20 p.m. When it gets to the hottest part of the day, or you just need a break from the sun, this year you can find two indoor events for kids as well. The AthFest Kids Dance Party is 1–3 p.m. Saturday at Ciné, and new this year is the AthFest Kids Open Mic, taking place at the same time at Flicker Theatre and Bar. The dance party is great for the little kids to get the wiggles out, with DJ Mahogany spinning tunes both kids and adults can appreciate. But for the older kids, the open mic event will be a fun chance to take the stage for three minutes to sing, dance, tell jokes or otherwise show off their skillz. Admission to both events is free. The various activity tents this year feature a station for kids to make their own instruments and build things courtesy of Home Depot, plus information about kidcentric programs Extra Special People, Girls

lot less stressed. This means wear a hat and sunblock, pull your hair off your neck, and opt for comfort over style from your wardrobe. After attending with various ages of children over the years, I also have a few specific tips:

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Babies/toddlers: Strollers can be a pain to navigate, but they also give you a place to stash stuff like water bottles, extra diapers, snacks, etc. I also recommend some sort of baby-wearing contraption—it’s good for when they’re sick of being in the stroller but can’t be trusted to run free, because it at least gets them up higher, and they can see what’s going on. Also, buy some babysized, noise-reducing headphones—when it comes to ear protection, start them young. For elementary-schoolers: Be prepared to move around. A lot. You may feel like a pinball, bouncing from one spot to the next, but sometimes that’s half the fun of AthFest. Bring lots of water and snacks, and at some point in the afternoon, take a break, even if it’s just walking down Clayton Street to get something to drink that’s away from the crowds. It’s a nice way to hit the reset button. For middle-schoolers and up: Because it’s in a familiar place, AthFest is a great opportunity to let kids spread their wings a bit. Last year was the first time we flirted with letting our daughter, who is not yet in middle school, go off with friends to explore. For kids who are a few years older, AthFest is a great opportunity to pretend you’re at a grown-up rock concert—but because it’s Athens, you still have your bearings. Bring the kids and the sunscreen—it takes a village to raise the next generation of townies. f

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By Nathan Kerce omedian Shane Mauss brings his psychedelic comedy tour, “A Good Trip,” to the Georgia Theatre for this year’s LaughFest at AthFest. Mauss’ resume includes an impressive list of late-night talk show and podcast appearances, as well as specials on Comedy Central and Netflix. In addition to his stand-up, he also hosts “Here We Are,” a science podcast. “A Good Trip” is a journey into Mauss’ personal experience with psychedelics, and is selfdescribed as “part stand-up, part storytelling and part TED Talk.”

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designed by two people looking to live off ATHICA: Currently on view at the Athens the grid. Institute for Contemporary Art, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Emerges A professor emeritus of drawing and Xâ&#x20AC;? is an annual exhibition dedicated to painting at UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lamar Dodd School showcasing the work of rising artists. For of Art, McWillieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most recent work its decade milestone, curator Madeline Bates sought to return to the galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roots has focused on capturing the night sky. Throughout her career, she has written as a place for discourse on contemporary extensively about African-American versocio-political issues, inviting artists who nacular art for various publications, and has inspire positive change through their crecurated exhibitions promoting their work. ative practices. The gallery will offer a free DIY silkscreen printmaking workshop with Courtney McCracken on Thursday, June 22 from 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. Undergraduate art students Trevor Blake and Drew Huggins collaborated on two photographic series that approach gender fluidity and self-expression through experimentation with fashion, while recent graduate Caty Cowsert explores identity and political Pixel & Ink moves into a new building. resistance through a Professor and art historian Janice Simon series of large-scale prints on birch panels will speak on McWillieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artwork and career and a collection of protest ceramic tiles. around 3:30 p.m., and the radio station McCracken, co-organizer of Athens Free will air an interview with McWillie during School, offers an installation of various colthe week leading up to the open house. The lages, class notes and a zine library created for the local learning network, while Mariah event costs $10 for Friends of WUGA, or $15 otherwise, with proceeds benefiting Parker, who performs under the name WUGA. Attendees must RSVP by contactLingua Franca, presents an installation ing Abbie Thaxton at 706-542-9842 or combining her lyrics with critical analysis focused on hip-hop that was developed through an MA program in linguistics. Pixel & Ink: Over the past two years, Pixel & Ink Studio has bounced from the Chase AthFest Artist Market: The festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park warehouses to the Bottleworks, and annual open-air market will include 62 artnow, after several months of renovation, ists from Georgia and across the Southeast, the firm is ready for business at its third with artwork ranging from paintings to and hopefully charmed location. The buildphotography, mixed media, clothing, ing at 766 W. Broad St. comes with a storied jewelry, accessories, sculptures, pottery, past, having been previously occupied by woodworking and more. Highlights include DIY music venue Secret Squirrel and the spooky sculptures from The Bone Ranch, Money Machine store, and will provide a gems and minerals from RockBelly, raw much larger space for the firm to expand honey from the Savannah-based Capital its services, which Bee Company and include photo restoraprints and sculptures tion, fine art reproby last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best in duction and design. Show winner, Alcove The studio will Fine Art & Design. host a grand openOther artists include ing party Sunday, June 25 from 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 photographer B. Lewis Taylor, ceramicist p.m. featuring live music by Four Eyes, Camren Gober of Star Thread Pottery and The TaxiCab Verses, Hunger Anthem and painter Manami Lingerfelt. Tabloid, plus a full taco bar catered by Sr. Located on Washington Street between Sol. Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, which Lumpkin and Hull, the market will be will be housed on the top floor of the buildheld on Friday, June 23 from 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m., ing, will debut with a collection of works by Saturday, June 24 from 12 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. some of the artists of Athens Art Prints. A and Sunday, June 25 from 12:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. second pop-up exhibition will show a collection of letters and drawings created as Artists in Residence: WUGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s series of correspondence between Lucy Ralston and open houses offers a rare chance to see Tomo Ralston. the private homes and studios, personal Pixel & Ink plans to open for regular art collections and works-in-progress of store hours, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m., the following some of Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; most treasured artists. week. Trioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next exhibition, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nasty Women This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event, on Saturday, June 24 Athens,â&#x20AC;? will open on Friday, June 30 with a from 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 pm., drops into the unique home reception from 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. f of Judith McWillie, which was originally

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AthFest 2017 Master Schedule Tuesday, June 20  8:00 p.m. LaughFest comedy showcase featuring a special installment of the OpenTOAD series (Flicker Theatre & Bar). $5.

KidsFest Stage (All Ages)

1 0:30 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 11:30 p.m. 12:15 a.m. 12:30 a.m.

Beer Garden (All Ages)

The Globe (21+)

6:00 p.m. 6:50 p.m. 7:40 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

The Voltures PV-23 The Kannons The Golden Beat

Wednesday, June 21

10:15 p.m. DJ Osborne

 8:00 p.m. LaughFest comedy showcase featuring Shane Mauss (Georgia Theatre). $12 adv. or with wristband, $15 door.

9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m. 1:00 a.m.

Thursday, June 22  7:30 p.m. 2017 Flagpole Athens Music Awards (Morton Theatre). $5 with AthFest wristband, $8 adv., $10 door. See box.  9:00 p.m. New West Records’ AthFest Kickoff Party featuring Daniel Romano, The Darnell Boys and Aaron Lee Tasjan (40 Watt Club). $10.

Friday, June 23  5:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Artists’ Market (Washington and Hull streets). FREE.  6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. KidsFest (Washington Street between Hull and Lumpkin). FREE.

Pulaski Street Stage (All Ages) 5:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

Sam Burchfield Ruby the Rabbitfoot Roadkill Ghost Choir Futurebirds

Hull Street Stage (All Ages) 5:45 p.m. The Shut-Ups 7:00 p.m. Powerkompany 8:30 p.m. Packway Handle Band

Caledonia Lounge (18+) Calico Vision Monsoon Grand Vapids Thayer Sarrano T. Hardy Morris

Ciné (All Ages) 1 0:15 p.m. 11:15 p.m. 12:15 a.m. 1:15 a.m.

Four Eyes Civils Harlot Party Feather Trade

Flicker Theatre & Bar (21+) 1 0:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m. 1:00 a.m.

Future Lives Paul McHugh Hunger Anthem Boycycle

40 Watt Club (18+) 1 0:15 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 11:45 p.m. 12:45 a.m.

Big Morgan Son & Thief Bobby’s Shorts New Madrid

The Foundry (All Ages)

9:30 p.m. Jordan Rowe 10:30 p.m. J. Kyle Reynolds 11:30 p.m. Thomas Fountain

Georgia Theatre (18+)

9:00 p.m. Reverend Tribble and the Deacons 10:00 p.m. Richard Lloyd

The Arcs (rooftop) Daisy Lilly Hiatt (rooftop) Cindy Wilson The Orange Constant (rooftop)

9:30 p.m. Benjamin Simpson 10:30 p.m. The Welfare Liners 11:30 p.m. Sticks & Bones

Go Bar (21+) 9:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m. 1:00 a.m.

mr. e Richard Gumby Peepashow Southern Fried Decadence Hot Corner Hip Hop DJ Blessyourheart

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar (All Ages)

8:00 p.m. Honeychild 9:30 p.m. Etienne de Rocher’s Box of Light

Iron Factory (All Ages)

1 0:15 p.m. Timi Conley Fuzzy Party 11:30 p.m. Jet Phase 12:30 a.m. SoHi & Donny Knottsville

Little Kings Shuffle Club (21+) 1 0:15 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 11:45 p.m. 12:30 a.m. 1:10 a.m.

Cowboy Curtys Drew Beskin Palace Doctor Blue Blood DJ Quincy

Live Wire (All Ages) 1 0:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m. 1:00 a.m.

Redstone Ramblers Heart of Pine Polymath Bella’s Bartok

The World Famous (21+) 11:00 p.m. Tunabunny

1 1:50 p.m. Marshmallow Coast 12:40 a.m. Antlered Auntlord 1:20 a.m. Eureka California

Saturday, June 24  10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. KidsFest (Washington Street between Hull and Lumpkin). FREE.  12:00–10:00 p.m. Artists’ Market (Washington and Hull streets). FREE.  1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. KidsFest Open Mic (Flicker Theatre & Bar). FREE.  1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. KidsFest Dance Party (Ciné). FREE.

Pulaski Street Stage (All Ages) 1 2:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

Nuclear Tourism Wanderwild Walden Natti Love Joys Lullwater Funk You Super Yamba Band Zoogma

Hull Street Stage (All Ages) 1 2:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Grant Cowan Casper & the Cookies The Halem Albright Band Lionz Partials Blacknerdninja Von Grey

KidsFest Stage (All Ages) 1 0:30 a.m. 11:10 a.m. 11:45 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:40 p.m. 4:20 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Rebecca Sunshine Band The Varsity Band Girls Rock Camp Camp Amped Camp Amped Paco Marquez PV-23 Allegro

Beer Garden (All Ages) 10:15 p.m. Robbie Dude

Caledonia Lounge (18+) 9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m. 1:00 a.m.

Bigger Mountain Toro The Powder Room Savagist Lazer/Wulf

Ciné (All Ages) 1 0:00 p.m. 10:30 p.m. 10:40 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 11:20 p.m. 11:35 p.m. 12:00 a.m. 12:15 a.m. 12:30 a.m. 1:00 a.m.

DJ Lodi Dodi African Soul Stella Groove Milyssa Rose Official B.O.Y. Minnie Lea Chrismis Cassie Chantel Valley Girl D Chief Rocka

Flicker Theatre & Bar (21+) 1 0:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m. 1:00 a.m.

Nihilist Cheerleader

flagpole Athens Music Awards Thursday, June 22 @ Morton Theatre $5 (w/ AthFest wristband), $8 (adv.), $10 (door) Nearly 2,000 of y’all voted, and on Thursday, we’ll reveal the winners! This year’s Flagpole Athens Music Awards show takes place June 22 at the Morton Theatre. The awards show will feature performances from scene luminaries Five Eight, Nihilist Cheerleader, Lingua Franca, LeeAnn Peppers and Thunder O(h)m!, and will be hosted by Flagpole faves Count Zapula and DJ Mahogany. As always, jazz stalwarts Kenosha Kid will provide a sophisticated soundtrack for the evening. Special guests slated to appear include the B-52s’ Cindy Wilson, local pop star Kishi Bashi and many others. Tickets are available at the Morton box office and Flagpole’s office at 220 Prince Ave. They’re $8 in advance and $10 at the door, or $5 for those with an AthFest wristband. Doors are at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 sharp. See you there, Athens! [Gabe Vodicka]

Don Chambers Kwazymoto The Honey Sliders Outersea

40 Watt Club (18+)

1 0:30 p.m. Pansy 11:30 p.m. Lingua Franca 12:30 a.m. of Montreal

The Foundry (All Ages) 1 0:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m. 12:15 a.m. 1:00 a.m.

DJ Tapia Orquesta MaCuba DJ Tapia Orquesta MaCuba DJ Tapia

Georgia Theatre (18+) 9:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 10:30 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 11:30 p.m. 12:00 a.m.

Quiet Hounds Midnight Snack (rooftop) Neighbor Lady Material Girls (rooftop) The Districts Muuy Biien (rooftop) Mosaic

The Globe (21+)

8:00 p.m. Trey Wright & Chris Enghauser 9:30 p.m. The Hot Hotty-Hots 11:30 p.m. Period Six

Go Bar (21+) 9:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 10:30 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m.

O Key Fart Jar Dream Culture Salsa Chest Harry Carey Crunchy

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar (All Ages) 8:00 p.m. Claire Campbell 9:30 p.m. Kenosha Kid

Iron Factory (All Ages)

1 0:30 p.m. Space Dungeon 11:30 p.m. White Rabbit Collective 12:30 a.m. Kite to the Moon

Little Kings Shuffle Club (21+) 1 0:30 p.m. Loose Knives 11:30 p.m. Einschlagen 12:30 a.m. Deep State

Live Wire (All Ages) 9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m. 1:00 a.m.

The Georgia Flood Moon Chief Universal Sigh Robbie Dude AfterFest Getdown

The World Famous (21+) 1 1:00 p.m. 11:40 p.m. 12:20 a.m. 1:00 a.m.

Juan de Fuca Jianna Justice The Hernies Dead Neighbors

Sunday, June 25  12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Artists’ Market (Washington and Hull streets). FREE.  12:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. KidsFest (Washington Street between Hull and Lumpkin). FREE.

Pulaski Street Stage (All Ages) 1 2:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 3:15 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

The Salt Flats The Broken String Band Rick Fowler Band with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins Zach Deputy Interstellar Boys Drivin’ N Cryin’

Hull Street Stage (All Ages) 1:15 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Athens Unsigned: Road to Riches Winner The Vinyl Suns Ty Manning MrJordanMrTonks Five Eight

KidsFest Stage (All Ages) 1:00 p.m. 1:50 p.m. 2:40 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:20 p.m.

Connor Byers East Athens Dance Company Athens School of Music Drake School of Irish Dance DanceFX

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AthFest 2017 Performer Listings Friday 23 ANTLERED AUNTLORD Fuzz-pop project fronted by local

songwriter Jesse Stinnard. (12:40am, The World Famous) THE ARCS Long-running local rock band featuring Dave Gerow, Kevin Lane, Brandon Reynolds and Ben Spraker. (10:30pm, Georgia Theatre) BELLA’S BARTOK Rockabilly and circus-influenced band from Massachusetts. (1:00am, Live Wire) BENJAMIN SIMPSON Young local singer-songwriter plays a mix of ’70s and ’80s music, along with original compositions. (9:30pm, The Globe) BIG MORGAN Local band that plays a rhythmic, high-energy brand of garage-rock. (10:15pm, 40 Watt Club) BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project fronted by songwriter Hunter Morris. (12:30am, Little Kings Shuffle Club) BOBBY’S SHORTS Grateful Dead covers by members of Futurebirds and friends. (11:45pm, 40 Watt Club) BOYCYCLE Local folk-pop band starring the confident vocals of Ashley Floyd. (1:00am, Flicker Theatre & Bar) CALICO VISION Dream-pop group from Athens. (9:00pm, Caledonia Lounge) CINDY WILSON Founding member of the B-52s turned solo songwriter with psychedelic and disco influences. (12:15am, Georgia Theatre) CIVILS Solo project from Drew Kirby of Athens bands Mothers and New Wives. (11:15pm, Ciné Barcafé) COWBOY CURTYS New local alt-country band. (10:15pm, Little Kings Shuffle Club) DAISY On-again, off-again Athens rock band. (11:00pm, Georgia Theatre) DJ BLESSYOURHEART Local DJ spins dance-party sounds. (1:00am, Go Bar) DJ OSBORNE Local DJ David Osborne is an experienced mixer, musician and entertainer. (10:15pm, AthFest Beer Garden) DJ QUINCY Local musician John Swint spins a dance party. (1:10am, Little Kings Shuffle Club) DREW BESKIN Local power-pop singer-songwriter known for fronting the bands Purses and The District Attorneys. (11:00pm, Little Kings Shuffle Club) ETIENNE DE ROCHER Local virtuoso guitarist plays a unique, layered style of indie rock. (9:30pm, Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, rough-edged, blown-out local garage-rock duo. (1:20am, The World Famous) FEATHER TRADE This local band plays lush, moody postpop. (1:15am, Ciné Barcafé) FOUR EYES Guitarist and songwriter Erin Lovett plays clever, poppy folk music. (10:15pm, Ciné Barcafé) FUTURE LIVES Athens-based Cali-country project from King of Prussia songwriter Brandon Hanick. (10:00pm, Flicker Theatre & Bar) FUTUREBIRDS Athens roots-rock heroes return for a headlining performance. (9:00pm, Pulaski Street Stage) THE GOLDEN BEAT New, young local group. (8:30pm, KidsFest Stage) GRAND VAPIDS Local alt-rock band with a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound. (11:00pm, Caledonia Lounge) HARLOT PARTY Local folk-rock duo featuring intertwining guitar riffs and haunting, emotive vocals. (12:15am, Ciné Barcafé) HEART OF PINE Roots-rocking group. (11:00pm, Live Wire) HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey (Dream Boat) plays folky pop songs with romantic themes. (8:00pm, Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) HOT CORNER HIP HOP A high-energy showcase featuring locally grown beats and rhymes. (12:00am, Go Bar) HUNGER ANTHEM Fuzzed-out, guitar-driven local indierock band. (12:00am, Flicker Theatre & Bar) J. KYLE REYNOLDS Georgia-based pop-country artist. (10:30pm, The Foundry) JET PHASE Local grunge-influenced indie-rock band. (11:30pm, Iron Factory) JORDAN ROWE Country singer-songwriter from South Georgia. (9:30pm, The Foundry) THE KANNONS Band of Athens youngsters performs. (7:40pm, KidsFest Stage) LILLY HIATT Edgy Americana singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN. (11:30pm, Georgia Theatre) MARSHMALLOW COAST Longtime Athens indie-pop band led by songwriter Andy Gonzales. (11:50pm, The World Famous) MONSOON Beloved local pop-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave. (10:00pm, Caledonia Lounge) MR. E New band from local musician Ethan Lapaquette. (9:00pm, Go Bar) NEW MADRID Rocking, riveting local indie band with a psychedelic edge. (12:45am, 40 Watt Club) THE ORANGE CONSTANT Athens-based jam band with prog, pop and funk influences. (12:30am, Georgia Theatre) PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Long-standing local bluegrass outfit playing crafty originals and innovative renditions of classic tunes. (8:30pm, Hull Street Stage)


PALACE DOCTOR Dynamic rock trio fronted by former

Modern Skirts bassist Phillip Brantley. (11:45pm, Little Kings Shuffle Club) PAUL McHUGH Pilgrim frontman plays a stripped-down solo set. (11:00pm, Flicker Theatre & Bar) PEEPASHOW “Analog noise theater” group. (10:00pm, Go Bar) POLYMATH Electronic indie-rock band from Anderson, SC. (12:00am, Live Wire) POWERKOMPANY Local pop duo featuring the crisp, soaring vocals of Marie Davon and electronic instrumentation courtesy of Andrew Heaton. (7:00pm, Hull Street Stage) PV-23 Psychedelic funk-rock band from Buford and Dacula. (6:50pm, KidsFest Stage) REDSTONE RAMBLERS Local blues-folk group led by songwriter Mark Wilmot. (10:00pm, Live Wire) REVEREND TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverence. (9:00pm, Georgia Theatre) RICHARD GUMBY “Top 40 bedroom demos” played by various lineups and led by songwriter Scott Crossman. (9:30pm, Go Bar) RICHARD LLOYD A founding member of rock legends Television, Lloyd has enjoyed a prolific solo career since the ’80s. (10:00pm, Georgia Theatre) ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR Folk-influenced psych-rock sixpiece from Athens. (7:30pm, Pulaski Street Stage) RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Indie-pop group led by Ruby Kendrick, a singer-songwriter with prodding, poignant lyrics. (6:15pm, Pulaski Street Stage) SAM BURCHFIELD The Atlanta-based singer-songwriter plays a set of his folk-pop tunes. (5:00pm, Pulaski Street Stage) THE SHUT-UPS Five-piece new-wave power-pop band from Atlanta and Athens. (5:45pm, Hull Street Stage) SOHI & DONNY KNOTTSVILLE Members of defunct local hip-hop group Mad Axes play a duo set. (12:30am, Iron Factory) SON & THIEF Melodic and lush local indie-rock band. (11:00pm, 40 Watt Club) SOUTHERN FRIED DECADENCE An evening of delicious drag performance. (11:00pm, Go Bar) STICKS & BONES Rock band featuring Barry Marler, Bo Hembree and other notable locals. (11:30pm, The Globe) T. HARDY MORRIS Local singer-songwriter and guitarist plays twangy, raucous folk-rock. (1:00am, Caledonia Lounge) THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, shoegaze-inspired Southern rock. (12:00am, Caledonia Lounge) THOMAS FOUNTAIN Country band featuring artists from Canton and Nashville, TN. (11:30pm, The Foundry) TIMI CONLEY FUZZY PARTY Local pop rabblerouser Timi Conley performs with his band for a special Fuzzy Sprouts set. (10:15pm, Iron Factory) TUNABUNNY Local act featuring a hazy and warped brand of experimental psychedelia. (11:00pm, The World Famous) THE VOLTURES Local kid-friendly new wave and power-pop band. (6:00pm, KidsFest Stage) THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals. (10:30pm, The Globe)

Saturday 24 AFRICAN SOUL A unique and stirring combination of poetry

and song. (10:30pm, Ciné Barcafé) AFTERFEST GETDOWN Dance the night away. (1:00am, Live Wire) ALLEGRO A group from the local music class and Flagpole Athens Favorite takes the stage. (5:00pm, KidsFest Stage) BIGGER MOUNTAIN Local heavy rock band. (9:00pm, Caledonia Lounge) BLACKNERDNINJA Rapper Eugene Willis delivers explosive rhymes over organic, high-energy beats. (7:00pm, Hull Street Stage) CAMP AMPED Campers perform originals and covers they learned during camp. (12:30 & 3:00pm, KidsFest Stage) CASPER AND THE COOKIES Local legends playing eccentric and energetic pop-rock. (1:45pm, Hull Street Stage) CASSIE CHANTEL Nimble local rapper with a nuanced sound. (12:15am, Ciné Barcafé) CHIEF ROCKA Local hip hop DJ expertly spins a mega-mix. (1:00am, Ciné Barcafé) CHRISMIS Talented local MC rapping about themes of commitment, empowerment, justice, love and spirituality. (12:00am, Ciné Barcafé) CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope for Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, haunting folk tunes. (8:00pm, Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) CRUNCHY Athens-based “doom-dance” duo featuring Phelan LaVelle and Kathleen Duffield. (12:00am, Go Bar) DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays shoegaze-inspired garage-rock. (1:00am, The World Famous)

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DEEP STATE Local band led by songwriter Taylor Chmura,

playing driving, punky, melodic guitar-rock. (12:30am, Little Kings Shuffle Club) THE DISTRICTS Buzz band from Philadelphia with a melodic garage-rock sound. (11:00pm, Georgia Theatre) DJ LODI DODI UGA student and Atlanta native spinning hiphop sounds. (10:00pm, Ciné Barcafé) DJ TAPIA Local DJ spins Latin sounds. (10:00pm, The Foundry) DON CHAMBERS Longtime local favorite delves into folk and experimental rock with equal passion. (10:00pm, Flicker Theatre & Bar) DREAM CULTURE Jammy local psychedelic rock group. (10:00pm, Go Bar) EINSCHLAGEN Local band influenced by dream-pop and post-punk. (11:30pm, Little Kings Shuffle Club) FART JAR Local experimental heavy-rock project. (9:30pm, Go Bar) FUNK YOU Augusta band playing funky, high energy, getyour-dancing-shoes-on jams. (6:00pm, Pulaski Street Stage) THE GEORGIA FLOOD Atlanta-based indie-blues band. (9:00pm, Live Wire) GIRLS ROCK CAMP Campers from Girls Rock Camp perform. (11:45am, KidsFest Stage) GRANT COWAN Local jazz-influenced, piano-based singersongwriter. (12:30pm, Hull Street Stage) THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND Performing a blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar. (3:00pm, Hull Street Stage) HARRY CAREY Reunited version of this mid-’90s Athens rock group fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham. (11:00pm, Go Bar) THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock. (12:20am, The World Famous) THE HONEY SLIDERS Detroit-influenced rock band from Catropolis. (12:00am, Flicker Theatre & Bar) THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Swingin’ tunes from the ’10s, ’20s and ’30s. (9:30pm, The Globe) JIANNA JUSTICE Athens-based indie-pop project with a compelling, summery sound. (11:40pm, The World Famous) JUAN DE FUCA Driving indie-rock band fronted by local songwriter Jack Cherry. (11:00pm, The World Famous) KENOSHA KID Local group centered around the improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles and featuring bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. (9:30pm, Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) KITE TO THE MOON Wild pop spurring from the edgy monsterbrain of Timi Conley, joined by the rhythm section of Jay Rodgers and Andrew Hanmer. (12:30am, Iron Factory) KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk- and and math-influenced rock trio. (11:00pm, Flicker Theatre & Bar) LAZER/WULF This avant-metal instrumental trio mixes in prog, thrash and more for a high-energy live show. (1:00am, Caledonia Lounge) LINGUA FRANCA Athens-based hip-hop project inspired by the ’90s underground and the study of linguistics. (11:30pm, 40 Watt Club) LIONZ A reunion show from this long-running local jam band. (4:15pm, Hull Street Stage) LOOSE KNIVES Solo project from local musician Christian DeRoeck (Deep State). (10:30pm, Little Kings Shuffle Club) LULLWATER Polished local alternative rock band that explores grunge and Southern rock. (4:45pm, Pulaski Street Stage) MATERIAL GIRLS Atlanta band featuring current and former members of Concord America and Chief Scout. (10:30pm, Georgia Theatre) MIDNIGHT SNACK Arty, Asheville, NC-based rock group. (9:30pm, Georgia Theatre) MILYSSA ROSE Local pop-minded hip-hop artist. (11:00pm, Ciné Barcafé) MINNIE LEA Up-and-coming local hip-hop artist. (11:35pm, Ciné Barcafé) MOON CHIEF Indie-rock band from Atlanta and Baton Rouge. (10:00pm, Live Wire) MOSAIC Local indie-folk group with a rich, warm sound. (12:00am, Georgia Theatre) MUUY BIIEN Athens/Atlanta band plays aggressive, moody post-punk. (11:30pm, Georgia Theatre) NATTI LOVE JOYS Out of Tennessee, this husband and wife duo plays roots reggae and world music. (3:30pm, Pulaski Street Stage) NEIGHBOR LADY Twangy, melodic rock group led by local singer-songwriter Emily Braden. (10:00pm, Georgia Theatre) NUCLEAR TOURISM Young local rock group playing covers and originals. (12:00pm, Pulaski Street Stage) O KEY Solo experimental project from Art Contest’s Cole Monroe. (9:00pm, Go Bar) OF MONTREAL Long-running local psych-pop group known for its outlandish stage presence. (12:30am, 40 Watt Club)

OFFICIAL B.O.Y. This Atlanta R&B trio combines positive attitude and heartfelt emotion. (11:20pm, Ciné Barcafé)

ORQUESTA MACUBA Atlanta-based Cuban salsa duo backed by a 13-piece orchestra. (11:00pm, The Foundry)

OUTERSEA Athens-based psychedelic surf-rock five-piece. (1:00am, Flicker Theatre & Bar)

PACO MARQUEZ Young, Athens-based hip-hop artist. (3:40pm, KidsFest Stage)

PANSY Athens punk band influenced by raw ’80s hardcore. (10:30pm, 40 Watt Club)

PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop four-piece. (5:30pm, Hull Street Stage)

PERIOD SIX Playing jazz standards featuring collective communication and soulful improv. (11:30pm, The Globe)

THE POWDER ROOM Local sludgy noise-rock trio led by guitarist Gene Woolfolk. (11:00pm, Caledonia Lounge)

PV-23 Psychedelic funk-rock band from Buford and Dacula. (4:20pm, KidsFest Stage)

QUIET HOUNDS Atlanta group playing anthemic indie-pop with catchy choruses. (9:00pm, Georgia Theatre)

REBECCA SUNSHINE BAND Kid-friendly music by Rebecca

and her friends. Instruments will be provided for kids to play along. (10:30am, KidsFest Stage) ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning “futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul bass music.” (10:15pm, AthFest Beer Garden & 12:00am, Live Wire) SALSA CHEST Local experimental electronic group. (10:30pm, Go Bar) SAVAGIST Heavy-hitting local metal band. (12:00am, Caledonia Lounge) SPACE DUNGEON This collective features a dollop of hip hop, a pinch of space and a sprinkle of jazz. (10:30pm, Iron Factory) STELLA GROOVE Athens-based hip hop/R&B artist and singer-songwriter. (10:40pm, Ciné Barcafé) SUPER YAMBA BAND Psychedelic Afrofunk band from Brooklyn, NY. (7:30pm, Pulaski Street Stage) TORO Atlanta-based heavy rock group fronted by guitarist Zack Hembree. (10:00pm, Caledonia Lounge) TREY WRIGHT & CHRIS ENGHAUSER Local jazz musicians join force for an evening of instrumental power. (8:00pm, The Globe) UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based funk-rock band that strives to create a unique experience with each performance. (11:00pm, Live Wire) VALLEY GIRL D Up-and-coming local hip-hop artist. (12:30am, Ciné Barcafé) THE VARSITY BAND Young rock and roll band from Athens. (11:10am, KidsFest Stage) VON GREY Synth-rock sister band from Atlanta with soaring, cinematic textures. (8:30pm, Hull Street Stage) WALDEN Local four-piece playing anthemic rock akin to U2, Mumford and Coldplay. (2:15pm, Pulaski Street Stage) WANDERWILD Local indie-rock project led by songwriter Matt Martin. (1:00pm, Pulaski Street Stage) WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Open ensemble featuring local musicians and artists, curated by Nick Bradfield. (11:30pm, Iron Factory) ZOOGMA This Oxford, MS group combines DJ beats with guitar music to create a fusion that lies somewhere between electronica and rock. (9:00pm, Pulaski Street Stage)

Sunday 25 ATHENS SCHOOL OF MUSIC Young students show off their talent. (2:40pm, KidsFest Stage)

THE BROKEN STRING BAND Athens band blending western folk with indie rock. (1:45pm, Pulaski Street Stage)

CONNOR BYERS Young singer and rapper from Athens. (1:00pm, KidsFest Stage)

DRVIN’ N CRYIN’ Hard-hitting Southern rock from this legendary Atlanta band. (7:00pm, Pulaski Street Stage)

FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently

pumps out boisterous, thoughtful rock and roll. (6:30pm, Hull Street Stage) INTERSTELLAR BOYS New project from former Widespread Panic drummer Todd Nance. (5:45pm, Pulaski Street Stage) MRJORDANMRTONKS Tommy Jordan and William Tonks’ collaboration features rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies. (5:15pm, Hull Street Stage) RICK FOWLER BAND Original, guitar-driven blues-rock group. They’ll be joined by Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, a renowned septuagenarian blues guitarist from Atlanta. (3:15pm, Pulaski Street Stage) THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band. (12:30pm, Pulaski Street Stage) TY MANNING Former Bearfoot Hookers guitarist performs a solo set. (4:00pm, Hull Street Stage) THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based funky blues-rock fivepiece. (2:45pm, Hull Street Stage) ZACH DEPUTY Singer-songwriter and one-man band from Bluffton, SC with hints of jam, funk and soul. (4:30pm, Pulaski Street Stage) f



Summer Home Futurebirds Return to the Center of the Universe

By Alex B. Johnson


David McClister

outhern psych-rockers Futurebirds have flown in various directions since living full-time in Athens—to Nashville, Atlanta and Savannah—but they continue to return to this oasis of creativity. And they still claim Athens as their home. At the start of each show, the band says, “We’re Futurebirds, and we’re from Athens, GA,” before launching into the ether with its five-guitar liftoff. Guitarist Thomas Johnson says, “I miss the hell out of Athens,” and looks forward to playing “a bunch of new tunes for AthFest.” Some of the songs the group plays on the Pulaski Street Stage may come from Portico II, an EP set for release this fall. The band’s Carter King opens Portico II with “Olive Garden Daydream #47,” which emphasizes staying present in the ordinary everyday. “Jay Gonzalez [of Drive-By Truckers] plays a tinkering Wurlitzer and organ throughout,” King says. The Wurlitzer electric piano gives a fresh perspective to Futurebirds’ whimsical sound, accentuating a feeling previously expressed mainly with pedal-steel guitar. Johnson, whose voice is an aural reminder of My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, gives two old songs new life on Portico II. With “Big A,” he covers the 1960s band Heron, which he learned about from the Aquarium Drunkard blog, and covers 1980s Aimee Mann with a version of ’Til Tuesday’s “Voices Carry.” Brass horns brighten Daniel Womack’s rendition of Desire’s “Under Your Spell,” an electric ballad featured in the 2011 movie

Drive. Bryan Howard normally plays bass for Cracker, but his saxophone stands out as an answer to the song’s debilitating lyrics. Womack balances the chorus on either side of an interlude about exorcising demons—a reading from a jacketless book he found at the Portico, a repurposed, century-old Baptist church between High Shoals and Good Hope. The church and its graveyard sit at the center of 60 forested acres along the Apalachee River. There, between recording sessions last summer, the band shot beer cans and swam in the river. The last year has also afforded King and Womack the freedom to test some tag-team acoustic shows. Both recently recorded solo demos in Charleston with Wolfgang Zimmerman, known on the Americana circuit for his work with Susto and Band

of Horses. Storytelling and intimate settings are good for a change, and King and Womack look forward to a living-room and wilderness tour later this summer, when it’s hottest and water-hole baptisms are best. “But my favorite is a good old-fashioned rock and roll show,” Womack says. Although they don’t live in town anymore, Athens is where Futurebirds met during college and, in 2008, began playing. King and Womack spent summer days listening to Allman Brothers and Drive-By Truckers on drives to an abandoned rock quarry south of Winterville, where Womack flipped gainers into clean spring water. Womack came to Athens green, but felt a calling, and learned guitar in his dorm room. The group soon became woven into the fabric of the local music community.

As for why it continues to call the Classic City home, perhaps it has to do with Athens’ air of metaphysical mystery. When it comes to local phenomena, Athenians know to consult William Orten “Ort” Carlton, the beer aficionado, obscure-record wise man and foothills philosopher often seen writing at the library or holding court from a stool at Copper Creek. In a 2001 episode of the A&E series “City Confidential,” about a 1977 Hoyt Street bar murder, Ort says, “Athens is the center of the universe.” Asked via text message if he agrees with the quote, Womack, a country-rock spiritualist, responds decisively. “I support Ort,” he texts, followed by a lightning emoji. With the symbol, Womack is referring to the creative power of Athens generally, and a past AthFest experience specifically. During Lera Lynn’s 2011 performance, a thunderstorm erupted, and lightning struck bricks off a nearby building. Running for safety, Futurebirds crowded into Manhattan Café and drank beer while the rain fell and lightning illuminated the sky. Futurebirds’ local connection is elemental. They are in tune with Athens’ natural power, because its summers helped seed their sound. And they keep returning home—to the center of the universe—to water it. f

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orn of a Beatles-themed birthday party, the B-52sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cindy Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new project is a fresh adventure for a longtime rocker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people are just curious, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;cause itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a 60-year-old woman going back and doing rock and roll,â&#x20AC;? Wilson says with a laugh. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really insane.â&#x20AC;? While some entering their seventh decade might be ready for retirement, Wilson twinkles with excitement at the thought of starting from the ground up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have it any other way,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want anything given to me; I want to earn it. Like I said, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an adventure. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like going back and starting over with the B-52s. Hey, why not?â&#x20AC;?

The groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music reflects its writing process, which is somewhat experimental. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had never done this sort of, like, Pollack, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throw paint at the wall and see what sticks kind of thing,â&#x20AC;? Monahan says. Wilson introduced Monahan to the fun of improvisation, while Monahan brought structure to the band. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a combination of both now,â&#x20AC;? Wilson says. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a B-52s spinoff, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll likely be disappointed. Though the new project features Wilson and a lot of spunk, â&#x20AC;&#x153;this music is as far from the B-52sâ&#x20AC;Ś as you can get,â&#x20AC;? Monahan says. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s psychedelic pop-rock featuring layers of instrumentation, sometimes even including

Though the new project is eponymously titled, Wilson never uses the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;soloâ&#x20AC;? to describe it. Instead, the project seems formed out of camaraderie and mutual admiration between Wilson and co-founder Ryan Monahan (Easter Island). Monahan, who studied music formally in Connecticut, blew Wilson away when his band played at her sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthday party eight years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were so good!â&#x20AC;? Wilson recalls, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was the best party weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever, ever thrown. And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m talking about adult or kid party!â&#x20AC;? Wilson continued to hire the band for parties, and got to know Monahan well. When Wilson was asked to play an R.E.M. tribute show, she invited Monahan to perform with her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had gotten to know him by then, the family.â&#x20AC;? He was the only young, local musician whom she thought could get R.E.M.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nuance right. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anything I threw at him, he just knocked out of the park,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen a kid that can do this.â&#x20AC;? From there, the two began performing together regularly, and the current project slowly took shape. After working in the studio with engineer Suny Lyons, Wilson recalls thinking, â&#x20AC;&#x153;OK, Suny has to be in the band. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just no doubt about it.â&#x20AC;? Lyons agreed. Lemuel Hayes joined on drums, and Marie Davon (Powerkompany) jumped on board playing strings.

pencils and soda bottles. And the experimentation doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop there. Wilson says she has been â&#x20AC;&#x153;taught how to sing a different way. Not always singing [with] a rocking, hard-rock voice. Sometimes a lighter touch conveys more than the hard.â&#x20AC;? Listeners will still hear the clarity and power of classic Wilson, only with greater nuance. Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group has a lot in store. Monahan says theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve started working on new material, â&#x20AC;&#x153;which is kinda funny, because the [first] album isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even out yet.â&#x20AC;? More touringâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;planned for this summerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and music videos are also a priority. Perhaps most exciting, though, is interest from an unnamed record label. Though she is hesitant to say too much, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re right there,â&#x20AC;? Wilson says. Everything seems to be moving forward, thanks to much hard work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still building,â&#x20AC;? says Wilson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like I said, we have to prove ourselves. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to prove ourselves the whole way.â&#x20AC;? f

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WHO: Cindy Wilson WHERE: Georgia Theatre WHEN: Friday, June 23, 12:15 a.m. HOW MUCH: FREE! (with AthFest wristband), $10 (door)

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Friday @ Georgia Theatre, 10 p.m. Best known as a co-founder of NYC punk legends Television, Richard Lloyd opted to forgo that group’s recent string of reunion tours in favor of continuing to cultivate his own musical journey. The innovative Strat-slinger released his first solo album, Alchemy, during Television’s heyday in the late ’70s, revealing an affinity for classic American pop and rock sounds. With his touring group, he plays his previous band’s hits, like “Marquee Moon,” as well as original solo gems and unexpected covers. [Gabe Vodicka]

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Friday @ Ciné, 12:15 a.m. The duo of KyKy Renee Knight and Garrett Knighton have been playing together as Harlot Party for some time now, but became scene fixtures after releasing a breakout EP, I Want to Be Recalcitrant, I Am Just Exhausted in January. The EP’s six songs feature only Knight and Knighton’s interweaving guitars as instrumentation, providing focus for Knight’s heartbreaking poetry. The band has grown considerably this year, and now plays live as a four-piece with drums and bass. Catch them sandwiched in between Mothers guitarist Drew Kirby’s solo project, Civils, and dark gazers Feather Trade. [Andy Barton]

Blue Blood

Friday @ Little Kings Shuffle Club, 12:30 a.m. Blue Blood’s Hunter Morris casts himself in a starkly different light on his new sophomore album, Pretty Wars. His latest effort, again produced by Kuroma’s Hank Sullivant, sheds the shadier, Sparklehorse-esque trappings of 2015’s This Is the Life in favor of sunny, ’80s-inflected pop-rock that bounces and bobs like the baited lines Morris has grown familiar with as a fly-fishing guide. Blue Blood headlines the Laser Brains showcase, the freshly minted label also housing Drew Beskin and Palace Doctor, at Little Kings, which serves as the band’s album release show. [AB]

Ladies’ Takeover Hip-Hop Showcase Saturday @ Ciné, 10 p.m.–2 a.m.

Hit up Ciné on Saturday for something decidedly different from AthFest’s other offerings. For its fifth annual installment, the festival’s official hip-hop showcase is featuring an all-female lineup of local and touring rap, R&B, soul and more, including Atlanta pop trio B.O.Y., local MCs Cassie Chantel and Minnie Lea, and spoken-word mainstay African Soul. The night begins and ends with mega-mixes from two talented local DJs, if you feel like shaking a rug. [GV]

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Saturday @ 40 Watt Club, 11:30 p.m. Mariah Parker has called out and crossed over the invisible and unspoken line between Athens’ hip-hop and indie-rock scenes—a divide steeped in racism, classism and a general lack of imagination. Parker has made great strides in bridging that divide to build a better community. The linguist approaches her flow with an academic precision that allows her to kill just about any beat, rapping about social issues as well as her own personal struggles. With the release of her debut self-titled EP and a tour under her belt, Parker has had a stellar 2017. It would be a crime for anyone to miss out on what is sure to be a festival-defining set. [Nathan Kerce] f

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fully-realized songs here, and it’s almost impossible to hear. The bass line on “Valentine” is good and fuzzy, and works decently at holding up the ELO-ish guitar run that comes in near the end. I dunno. The whole thing really feels more like a demo than a proper album. Reportedly, Be a Snake is “a quarter-life crisis breakup album with a city (Athens) as much as a lover…” I’m not even gonna get into how much I hate the word “lover,” but also, if we’re breaking up, why do I need to keep engaging this? Check it out at mikejefts. and see what you think. ONLY THE START: It’s always a real treat when the MOEKE Records Summer Singles compilation starts coming out each year. The first two songs are available now and come courtesy of Nicholas Mallis & the Borealis (“Theme Park Days”) and Four Eyes (“Life Finds a Way”). For his part, Mallis does a fine job capturing the peak between 1980s fashion-pop and earnest sincerity that resides between Simply Red and Glass Tiger. Continuing on, Four Eyes’ Erin Lovett unsurprisingly does a remarkable job of breaking hearts anew by lyricizing the everyday minutiae that tends to pile up to non-minute levels. So, you know, party, cry, welcome to Athens, welcome to life. Go ahead and bookmark, because you’re gonna want this. UP ALL NIGHT TO GET SLOPPY: SlopFest will return to Little Kings Shuffle Club July 20–22 and Hi-Lo Lounge July 23. The event is a benefit for the Athens Girls Rock Camp. The first night is free, and the rest of the weekend will run you $10 for an all-inclusive wristband or $5 per night. Confirmed acts include Vincas, Illegal Drugs, The Powder Room, Space Dungeon, Burns Like Fire, Blue Blood, Seagulls, Lingua Franca, Cuddlefish and many more. There’s pretty much zero other information available, but there’s still time, and if I find out anything I’ll let ya know. Wristband sales take place on-site, so all ya gotta do is go to Little Kings when things start and buy one. f

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The World Famous · 9 p.m. A fixture on the late-’90s and early-aughts Athens scene, psychedelic pop-rockers The Eskimos have been on again/off again for the past decade. The group’s on the comeback trail, having recorded a brand-new LP titled There Is a Light… with Drew Vandenberg at Chase Park Transduction, which it plans to release later this year. Attendees of Thursday’s World Famous show, which also features Nicholas Mallis & the Borealis, will receive a free copy of The Eskimos’ new 7-inch, featuring a synth-y power-pop tune from the new record, “Surf’s Down.” As a righteous bonus, original Gang of Four drummer Hugo Burnham will spin a DJ set—as the aptly named Gang of One—after the bands play. [Gabe Vodicka]

Theater in the Woods · 8 p.m. · $15–18 Brightstone Productions presents Into the Woods, a musical mash-up that intertwines the lives of various characters plucked from popular Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine, the story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child—Rapunzel—but must first break a witch’s curse, which leads them to meet Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Jack of “Jack and the Beanstalk” fame. The Theater in the Woods is located at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and offers general admission seating on wooden benches. Attendees are welcome to bring cushions, snacks and bug spray. [JS]

Historic Crawford School · 7:30 p.m. · $13–18 Based on the hit film, 9 to 5 The Musical features music and lyrics by the Queen of Country, Dolly Parton, who had a starring role in the original production. Office coworkers Judy (played by Thea Ellenberg), Violet (Lynn Halverson) and Doralee (Dee Cyganik) fantasize a plan to get revenge on their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” of a boss, Franklin Hart Jr. (Ed Smith). After imprisoning him in his own home, leaving him to watch soap operas for hours on end, the women are finally able to enact changes toward a better work environment. A live score will be performed by musicians Teresa Ruiz, Jonathan Beck, Mark Joiner and Kevin Hartley. [Jessica Smith]

Creature Comforts · 10 a.m.–3 p.m. · FREE! This year, Normaltown Records moves its popular day party from its home base on Meigs Street to Creature Comforts downtown, where the craft beer will flow and local food will be available for on-site grubbin’. Live music will be provided throughout the morning and into the afternoon, courtesy of Charleston, SC Americana act The Artisanals and altcountry singer-songwriter Lilly Hiatt, as well as local folkies Cicada Rhythm and Bobby’s Shorts, the uber-chill Grateful Dead tribute act, which will perform a stripped-down acoustic set. Saturday’s event is free to attend, and suds will be available at the normal brewery tour price. [GV]

Caledonia Lounge · 3–9 p.m. · FREE! The biggest, loudest, sweatiest unofficial festival event is Caledonia’s Saturday daytime shindig, which runs from approximately 3–9 p.m. and features a carefully selected lineup of Athens’ buzziest rock groups spread over two stages— one inside, one out. This year features the first local performance from David Barbe and his new band, Inward Dream Ebb—featuring members of New Madrid—as well as sets from Nihilist Cheerleader, Hannie and the Slobs, Juan de Fuca, Neighbor Lady, Hot Fudge, Cowboy Curtys, Apparition, Wanderwild, O Key and Illegal Drugs. The best part? It’s free! Stop by, crush a couple-few PBRs and soak up some guitarriffic sounds. [GV]

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Tuesday 20 ART: Art Pop Up with Jamie Calkin (Craft Public House) Jamie is known for vibrant watercolor art of landmarks and scenes around Athens. He will be painting the scene at Craft Public House in anticipation for AthFest, and will also have prints available for purchase. A portion of proceeds will benefit AthFest. 4–6 p.m. FREE! ART: Gallery Talk (Lyndon House Arts Center) Artists Janet Austin, Geri Forkner, Janette Meetze,


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COMEDY: OpenTOAD Comedy Open Mic (Flicker Theatre & Bar) The Laughfest at AthFest lineup includes Olivia Cathcart, Sean Smith, Kyle Rehl, Evie Jones and more. 9 p.m. $5. EVENTS: The Muscle Shoals AllStars (ACC Library) Enjoy a screening of a musical performance by the Muscle Shoals All-Stars featuring Patterson Hood, Bettye LaVette, Sam Moore, Dan Penn, Donnie Fritts and John Paul. Presented by Lincoln Center Local. 6 p.m. FREE! www.

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FILM: Bad Movie Night: Wilding: The Children of Violence (Ciné Barcafé) Tommy and his honor roll friends trade their textbooks for guns and drugs. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www. FILM: Nature Matters (Ciné Barcafé) Wild Intelligence and the Arts + Sciences Council present a new documentary following the story of ten teenage digital natives over the course of one summer as they find themselves hiking trails, cleaning a polluted city creek and traveling 2,000 miles to visit Yellowstone National Park. Followed by a discus-

sion with filmmaker Barbara Ann Temple. 7:30 p.m. $7.50–10. www. GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) General trivia with host Caitlin Wilson. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-8508561 GAMES: Playtest Night (The Rook and Pawn) Demo yet-to-be-released games like Packing! Thespianage. 7:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) Hosted by James Majure. 6 p.m. FREE!

GAMES: Bingo (Ted’s Most Best) Win drinks, sweet treats and gift cards. Every Tuesday on the patio. 5–7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2301 College Station Rd.) Every Tuesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE!

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KIDSTUFF: The Story of Ferdinand the Bull (ACC Library) Learn basic Spanish and act out parts of a classic story. Ages 3–8. 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens KIDSTUFF: Lunch & Learn (Bogart Library) Learn about the author and painter Eric Carle then create a piece of art. Lunch is provided. 12:15 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Crafternoon (Oconee County Library) Make and take a craft. Materials provided. Grades 6–12. 2:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Make Your Own Marbled Stationery (ACC Library) Learn how to make marbled stationery with shaving cream and food coloring. Ages 11–18. 2:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: NASA Solar Eclipse (Bogart Library) NASA Solar System Ambassador Chris Thompson will discuss how eclipses occur, when and how to safely observe them. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/bogart KIDSTUFF: Preschool Storytime (ACC Library) Ages 2–5. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens KIDSTUFF: PRISM Presents (Oconee County Library) Watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on the big screen. Popcorn provided. Grades 6–12. 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.

Wednesday 21 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Led by docents. 2 p.m. FREE! 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, CLASSES: One-on-One Genealogy Assistance (ACC Library) Library staff offer assistance to genealogists and researchers. Registration required. 10 a.m. FREE! CLASSES: Guitar Strum at Hip (Hip Vintage and Handmade) This is a group guitar lesson for adults taught by Caroline Aiken. Bring a guitar, tuner, paper, pen and list of songs you’d like to learn. 5:30–6:30 p.m. $15. www.hipvintagehandmade. com CLASSES: International Yoga Day (The Classic Center, Pavillion) Celebrate Summer Solstice by trying different styles of yoga from different studios around town. Giveaways. 10 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook. com/yogaathens COMEDY: 7th Annual Laughfest (Georgia Theatre) AthFest’s official comedy showcase features headliner Shane Mauss, who combines elements of stand-up, storytelling and TED Talks for a show about psychedelics. Sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Assocation of Psychedelic Studies. 8 p.m. $12–25. EVENTS: Cask Night (Terrapin Beer Co.) Sample a unique cask of Blueberry Thyme Saison. Featuring Old Pal cocktails and tarot card readings. 5:30 p.m. EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. June 21 features Carly Moffa. June 26 features String Theory. 4–7 p.m. FREE!

EVENTS: You Ain’t Nothing But a Pound Dog (The Foundry) The Athens Area Humane Society presents a yappy hour on the patio terrace. Meet adoptable dogs looking for furever homes. Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they’re kept on a leash. Live music by The Lucky Jones. 6–9 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.thefoundryathens. com GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2440 W. Broad St.) Compete for prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie, Eastside) Every Wednesday. 7–9 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Geeks Who Drink Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, Washington St.) Play to win. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Saucehouse Barbeque) Gather a team and compete. 8 p.m. GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Gaming Meetup (The Rook and Pawn) Meet new people over strategy games. 7 p.m. www. GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 KIDSTUFF: Veggie Iron Chef (Oconee County Library) Cook up some fun, vegan style. Grades 6–12. 6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee KIDSTUFF: Mr. Richard (Bogart Library) Mr. Richard teaches “Music and Movement” with songs and dances. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Minecraft with Will (ACC Library) Play on your own Minecraft server. Registration required. Ages 11–18. 2:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday. 7 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Family Open Studio (Bogart Library) Learn basic techniques to create an oil pastel masterpiece. All ages. 1 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Children’s Book Club (ACC Library) Chapter readers can discuss Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Grades 8–11. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens KIDSTUFF: Bean & Bear (Oconee County Civic Center) Meet Bean and Bear, the silliest friends ever, for stories, puppets and wacky hijinks. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee LECTURES & LIT: Roxane Gay (40 Watt Club) Roxane Gay is an associate professor of English at Purdue University, contributing writer at The New York Times, founder of Tiny Hardcore Press, and author of Bad Feminist, An Untamed State and Hunger. 7 p.m. $5. LECTURES & LIT: Talking About Books: Adult Book Discussion Group (ACC Library) This month’s title is The Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran. Newcomers are welcome. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org

MEETINGS: Memorial Park Visioning Sessions (Memorial Park) Participants will break into small groups and discuss the future of the park, what they like and dislike, and share experiences that will help inform park planners as they develop revitalizations. June 19, 6:30 p.m. June 21, 6:30 p.m. June 24, 10 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3801 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!

Thursday 22 ART: Opening Reception (Steffen Thomas Museum of Art) “Summer” features works depicting the glow of summer. 5–7 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Knit Happens (Oconee County Library) Beginners can learn how to knit and intermediate knitters can get help on projects. 2 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Printmaking Workshop (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) Courtney McCracken leads a DIY Silkscreen Printmaking Workshop. Part of “ATHICA Emerges X.” See Art Notes on p. 10. 6–8 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: KnitLits (Bogart Library) Knitters of all levels are welcome. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/bogart EVENTS: Flagpole Athens Music Awards (Morton Theatre) Flagpole’s annual celebration of local music is hosted by Count Zapula and DJ Mahogany, and features performances from Five Eight, Lingua Franca, Nihilist Cheerleader, LeeAnn Peppers and Thunder O(h)m, plus house band Kenosha Kid and special guests. See p. 11. 7:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door), $5 (w/ AthFest wristband). FILM: Fun in the Sun: Films in Key West (Georgia Museum of Art) Watch Reap the Wild Wind in conjunction with the exhibition “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan.” 7 p.m. FREE! FILM: Athens in Our Lifetimes (Ciné Barcafé) The documentary examines the evolution of the personality of Athens as a community over six decades. Tickets are free but required. June 23–24, 7:30 p.m. June 24–25, 3 p.m. FREE! (donations encouraged). www.athenscine. com GAMES: Music Trivia (Saucehouse Barbeque) Meet at the bar for a round of trivia. 8 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Teen Movie (Bogart Library) Watch Maximum Ride, based on James Patterson’s YA series. Ages 11–18. 6 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Lego Club (Oconee County Library) Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based activities. Legos provided. Ages 3–11. 4 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Escape Room (ACC Library) Solve clues to help Nancy Drew, Frank and Joe Hardy escape the library. Ages 6–11. 10:30 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Lunch & Learn (Bogart Library) Learn about insects with creepy, crawly fun. 12:15 FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Barnes & Noble) UGA Professor Emeritus and author John Vance will read from his four latest novels including Awake the Southern Wind. 7 p.m. FREE!

LECTURES & LIT: Radical Feminism in Action: Women’s Music Festivals (ACC Library) Jaime Webb leads a presentation on information learned from Dr. Hayes, author of Songs in Black and Lavender: Race, Sexual Politics, and Wmoen’s Music. 7:30 p.m. FREE! OUTDOORS: Nature Ramblers (State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group. 9 a.m. FREE! THEATER: Into the Woods (State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Theater in the Woods) Brightstone Productions presents James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s play that brings together multiple popular storybook characters. See Calendar Pick on p. 20. June 22–24, 8 p.m. $15. THEATER: 9 to 5 (Crawford School) Arts Oglethorpe presents the musical based on the popular film with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Three coworkers concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical boss. See Calendar Pick on p. 20. June 22–24, 7:30 p.m. $13–18.

Friday 23 ART: AthFest Artist Market (Downtown Athens) Browse over 40 booths of art, jewelry, ceramics, glass, woodwork, clothing and more. See p. 11. June 23, 5–10 p.m. June 24, 12–10 p.m. June 25, 12:30–8 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Friday Night Paddles (Sandy Creek Park) Experience the moon over Lake Chapman as you paddle around in a canoe or kayak. For ages 18 & older. Pre-registration is required. 8–10 p.m. $8–12. $8–12. www.athensclarkecounty. com/leisure FILM: Athens in Our Lifetimes (Ciné Barcafé) See Thursday listing for full description June 23–24, 7:30 p.m. June 24–25, 3 p.m. FREE! (donations encouraged). GAMES: Friday Night Magic Draft (Tyche’s Games) Win fabulous prizes. 5:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Storytime Picnic (Bogart Library) Participants can try out a variety of percussion, woodwind and brass instruments at the “Musical Petting Zoo.” 11 a.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Poets (Avid Bookshop, Prince Ave.) Meet local poets Eugene Bianchi (The Hum of it All: Poems from a Personal Journey) and Bob Ambrose Jr. (Journey to Embarkation—A Reflection in Poetry). 6:30 p.m. FREE! THEATER: Into the Woods (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) See Thursday listing for full description June 22–24, 8 p.m. $15. THEATER: 9 to 5 (Crawford School) See Thursday listing for full description June 22–24, 7:30 p.m. $13–18.

Saturday 24 ART: Gallery Talk (Lyndon House Arts Center) Curators Jessica Smith and Susan Falls discuss “Fold Unfold: An Exhibit of Contemporary Coverlets.” 2 p.m. FREE!

ART: AthFest Artist Market (Downtown Athens) See Friday listing for full description June 23, 5–10 p.m. June 24, 12–10 p.m. June 25, 12:30–8 p.m. FREE! ART: WUGA’s Artists in Residence Series (Contact for Location) See the home of painter Judith McWillie. Proceeds benefit WUGA. See Art Notes on p. 10. 3–5 p.m. $10–15. 706-542-9842,, CLASSES: How to Use Georgia Download Destination (Oconee County Library) Georgia Download Destination is a free service that allows patrons to download free audio and ebooks. Registration required. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-7693950, CLASSES: Manga Studio (ACC Library) Learn how to ink and color digitally using a tablet in Manga Studio. Registration required. 3 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Jefferson Freedom Festival (Downtown Jefferson) The family-friendly festival will have live music from the Fly Betty band, vendor booths, food, games and fireworks. 5–10 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: West Broad Farmers Market (West Broad Market Garden) Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment. Today’s Juneteenth Celebration will feature 25 vendors, children’s activities, workshops, cooking demos, horseback riding and the Piedmont Health education mobile. Performances include MC Mokah Johnson, DJ Blaque Starr, Palms of Fire Dance Team, Simply Imani African wear fashion show, Repunza, Musa Poem and more. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Athens Music History Tour (Athens Welcome Center) The combination walking-bus tour led by music historian Paul Butchart passes landmarks of local musical significance including the Steeple, Nuçi’s Space, R.E.M. Trestle and spots downtown. Call to make reservations. June 24–25, 10 a.m. $20. 708-208-8687 EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music from Ciyadh Wells and Todd Lister. 8 a.m. FREE! FILM: Athens in Our Lifetimes (Ciné Barcafé) See Thursday listing for full description June 23–24, 7:30 p.m. June 24–25, 3 p.m. FREE! (donations encouraged). GAMES: Day of Board Game Demonstrations (Tyche’s Games) Learn to play new games. 12 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Celebrate Mud Day (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Participants will play in the mud. Dress to get muddy. 1–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615 KIDSTUFF: AthFest Kids Open Mic (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Kiddos have three minutes on the mic to dance, sing, tell jokes or display a talent. 1–3 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: AthFest Kids Dance Party (Ciné Barcafé) Take a break from the heat and dance. 1–3 p.m. LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Avid Bookshop, Prince Ave.) Kirsten Ott Palladino celebrates Equally Wed: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding. 6:30 p.m. FREE!

MEETINGS: Memorial Park Visioning Sessions (Memorial Park) See Wednesday listing for full description June 19, 6:30 p.m. June 21, 6:30 p.m. June 24, 10 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3801 PERFORMANCE: Athens Showgirl Cabaret (The Pub at Gameday) The Athens Showgirl Cabaret presents performances by local drag queens and kings. 10 p.m. $5. SPORTS: Table Tennis Matches and Training (East Athens Community Center) Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome. 1–4 p.m. FREE! THEATER: Into the Woods (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) See Thursday listing for full description June 22–24, 8 p.m. $15. THEATER: 9 to 5 (Crawford School) See Thursday listing for full description June 22–24, 7:30 p.m. $13–18.

Sunday 25 ART: Pixel & Ink Grand Opening (Pixel & Ink Studio) See the new and improved Pixel & Ink Studio. Live music by Four Eyes, The TaxiCab Verses, Hunger Anthem and Tabloid. See an exhibit by Lucy and Tomo Ralston, plus a selection of prints by local artists. See Art Notes on p. 10. 6:30–11 p.m. FREE! ART: AthFest Artist Market (Downtown Athens) See Friday listing for full description June 23, 5–10 p.m. June 24, 12–10 p.m. June 25, 12:30–8 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Rooftop Yoga (The Rooftop) Take a vinyasa class on the roof at sunset. Wine and sparkling water will be provided. 7 p.m. $15. EVENTS: Good Food Good Beer Block Party (Creature Comforts Brewery) Sample dishes from The National, Viva! Argentine Cuisine, Your Pie, Rashe’s Cuisince, Heirloom Cafe and Lindsey’s Culinary Market. Plus, sample Creature Comforts’ brews. Music by DJ Osmose. Proceeds benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia and the Athens Farmers Market SNAP doubling program. 1–6 p.m. EVENTS: Athens Music History Tour (Athens Welcome Center) See Saturday listing for full description June 24–25, 10 a.m. $20. 708208-8687 FILM: Athens in Our Lifetimes (Ciné Barcafé) See Thursday listing for full description June 23–24, 7:30 p.m. June 24–25, 3 p.m. FREE! (donations encouraged). GAMES: Netrunner Open Play (Tyche’s Games) All are welcome to join in. 12:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! www. LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Authors (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) Meet Vince Dooley and Samuel Norman Thomas, Jr. in celebration of their book The Legion’s Fighting Bulldog. The book compiles letters between ,William Gaston Delony, lieutenant colonel of Cobb’s Georgia Legion Calvary, and his wife, Rosa Delony. 3 p.m. FREE!

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Tuesday 27 CLASSES: Swing Night (Dancefx) A one-hour lesson is followed by a two-hour dancing session. No experience or partner necessary. Every Tuesday. 8–11 p.m. $3–5. www. CLASSES: Private Well Owner Workshop (Snipes Water Resource Center) Learn about well construction, maintenance, sampling and financial resources. 5–7 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: J. Phil Campbell Corn Boil (J. Phil Campbell Agricultural Research Station) Feast on corn grown on the property and take a van tour of the 1,055-acre farm. 9:30 a.m.–1p.m. GAMES: Bingo (Ted’s Most Best) Win drinks, sweet treats and gift cards. Every Tuesday on the patio. 5–7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Nic every


Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706354-7289 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) See Tuesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) See Tuesday listing for full description 6 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: The Gruffly Shadow Puppet Show (ACC Library) See a show with Julia Donaldson’s

and Lauren Cherelle. 6 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Classic City Toastmasters (Holy Cross Lutheran Church) The club celebrates its 55th anniversary. Visitors welcome. 12 p.m. FREE! 1779.

Wednesday 28 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Docents lead a tour of “Modern Living: Gió Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design.” 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum. org CLASSES: Computer Class (Bogart Library) Learn about how to explore

for full description 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Geeks Who Drink Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, Washington St.) Play to win. 8 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Healthy Snacks Workshop (Bogart Library) Make fruit pizza and learn about other healthy snacks. Registration required. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday. 7 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Escape Your Stress: Mindfulness & Meditation (Oconee County Library) Release

tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www. LOS CANTARES Local desert-rock supergroup featuring members of Old Smokey and Moths. THE DIAMOND CENTER Psychedelic rock band from Austin, TX. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 THE ELECTRIC NATURE Athensbased experimental drone and noise-rock outfit. BONEMAGIC Underground industrial and noise composer.

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EVENTS: Industry Night (Southern Brewing Company) People who work in the alcohol service industry can receive a free tour and beer samples. Bring proof of work like a pay stub or pouring permit. 5–8 p.m. FREE! FILM: Athens Ghastly Horror Society (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Rudy Ray Moore stars in 1977’s Petey Wheatstraw, the Devil’s SonIn-Law. 9 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Duplicate Bridge (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Beginner players welcome. 1 p.m. $4. GAMES: Movie Trivia (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Klon hosts movie trivia. 7:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Geeks Who Drink Trivia (Highwire Lounge) Test your general knowledge for prizes. 8–10 p.m. FREE! GAMES: General Knowledge Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-8501916 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: 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 KIDSTUFF: Monday Funday (Bogart Library) Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will recieve pointers for building literacy and language skills. 10:30 a.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Last Monday Book Group (ACC Library) This month’s title is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. 7 p.m. FREE! www.

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The Foundry Yappy Hour. 6 p.m. $5. THE LUCKY JONES Rockin’ rhythm and blues from this local band. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www. JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers’ keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 FREESTYLE CYPHER NIGHT Featuring Geodeinna Brackett, J-Coop, Space Brother and TVPES. Iron Factory 8 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877 BLUES JAM Hosted by Jesse Mariah. Bring your voice and instruments. Locos Grill & Pub 6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location) REVEREND TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Good old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverance. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 PAULA BOGGS BAND Americana group out of Seattle. 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, improv and standards.

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Daniel Romano plays the 40 Watt Club on Thursday, June 22. Gruffalo, a little mouse and other forest animals. Ages 3–11. 10:30 a.m. FREE! athens KIDSTUFF: Color It Up! (ACC Library) Color with Rebekah. Supplies provided. Ages 11–18. 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens KIDSTUFF: PRISM Presents (Oconee County Library) Watch Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Grades 6–12. Popcorn provided. 3–5 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Little STEM Scientists (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Have fun with hands-on science experiences. Dress for mess. Kids under six years old will need help from an adult. 6:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Lunch & Learn (Bogart Library) UGA County Extension Agent Monte Stephens will bring live farm animals to the library. 12:15 p.m. FREE! bogart LECTURES & LIT: The Rest of the Story Book Club (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) Discuss works connected to the ongoing and upcoming exhibitions and programs at the library. Followed by gallery tours. June’s selction is Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul by James McBride. 5:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Common Ground LGBT & Book Club (ACC Library) Discuss Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction edited by S. Andrea Allen

on Pinterest. 1 p.m. FREE! www. CLASSES: InDesign for Beginners (ACC Library) Learn the basics to make brochures, flyers, or menus for a business. Registration required. 7 p.m. FREE! athens COMEDY: Tip Jar Comedy (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) Local comic stand-up hosted by Travis Williams. 8 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) See Wednesday listing for full description 4–7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) See Wednesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie, Eastside) Every Wednesday. 7–9 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Saucehouse Barbeque) Gather a team and compete. 8 p.m. GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) See Wednesday listing

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some stress. Grades 6–12. 7 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: PRISM (Oconee County Library) PRISM is a safe space for all teens who share a common vision of equality. Grades 6–12. 6 p.m. FREE! oconee KIDSTUFF: Mike Moak and Transformers (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Mike Moak goes over the science behind electricity in “Build a Better Transformer.” 2 p.m. FREE! www. MEETINGS: Tech Happy Hour (The World Famous) See Wednesday listing for full description 6–7:30 p.m. FREE! happy-hour PERFORMANCE: Boom-Whacking Rhythm Show (Oconee County Civic Center) Dave Holland leads a performance for all ages. 10:30 a.m. FREE!

LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 20 Creature Comforts Brewery 5 p.m. CARLY MOFFA Country singer-songwriter and guitarist from Nashville. The Foundry Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www. THE WELFARE LINERS This fivepiece bluegrass unit blends classic

DENDERA BLOODBATH Experimental darkwave with autoharp and electronics of the artist’s own design. Mellow Mushroom 9 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 KARAOKE Every Tuesday. Sing for your chance to win Terrapin swag. Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-4742 TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This series, hosted by Fester Hagood, showcases acoustic solo sets from talented singer-songwriters from Athens and across the country. This week features Rick Fowler.

Wednesday 21 Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Bands are welcome, backline is provided and the jam rocks until 2 a.m. This week is a “Dark Side of the Moon” tribute. College Square 12 p.m. FREE! THE TUTEN BROTHERS Athensbased folk-rock family band. Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! CARLY MOFFA Country singer-songwriter and guitarist from Nashville. 8 p.m. DJ WHOM Playing tunes for a silent disco dance party.

Blue Sky 10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153 WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday! Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar. com THE FLAMETHROWERS Athensbased surf-rock band. FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo. THE NICE MACHINE Local instrumental surf-punk band. 40 Watt Club New West AthFest Kickoff Party. 9 p.m. $10. THE DARNELL BOYS The Darnell brothers play country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion. AARON LEE TASJAN Nashville artist whose lyrics include insight, brutal honesty and humor. DANIEL ROMANO Chameleonic singer-songwriter with trad-country, pop and psychedelic influences. The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $8 (adv), $10 (door). www. THE OTHER BROTHERS BAND Allman Brothers tribute band from Athens and Statesboro. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www. DJ PJ Local guy Peter Jackson spins a sweaty, funky dance party, featuring two sets with live drumming by Kane Stanley.

Go Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by local karaoke fanatic John â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. Fredâ&#x20AC;? Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday! Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com JAZZ JAM Some of our townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most talented jazz musicians get together at this monthly happening. Bring your axe, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear. Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. THE LANES Power-pop project featuring brothers Kevin and Matt Lane with Richard Mikulka on guitar and Chuck Bradburn on bass. NSM New local all-star dance-pop group. Highwire Lounge 11 p.m. $1 (headphone). SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line! Iron Factory 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877 SUNSAP Alternative blues sounds with rocking guitars and thundering bass. Morton Theatre 7:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door), $5 (w/ AthFest wristband). www.flagpole. com FLAGPOLE ATHENS MUSIC AWARDS Flagpoleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual celebration of local music features performances from Five Eight, Lingua Franca, Nihilist Cheerleader, LeeAnn Peppers and Thunder O(h)m, plus house band Kenosha Kid. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 THE LAST JAMURAI New Athens jam band. CLARENCE SUN & THE MOONSHYNES Local all-star blues group led by Clarence â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Câ&#x20AC;? Cameron. The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble. The World Famous 9 p.m. THE ESKIMOS Long-running local psychedelic power-pop group. See Calendar Pick on p. 20. NICHOLAS MALLIS & THE BOREALIS Mallisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; music is â&#x20AC;&#x153;a cross between David Bowie, The Ventures, and a little bit of Neil Diamond.â&#x20AC;? GANG OF ONE Original Gang of Four drummer Hugo Burnham spins a DJ set.

Friday 23 Boarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 KIP JONES Local songwriter playing all your favorite covers and some of his own tunes. Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 FUNK BROTHERHOOD The local allstar band plays classic funk, disco and rock and roll covers. LIQUID DYNAMITE Athens-based group featuring Dwayne Holloway. SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 DANGFLY Local, all-star melodic rock band led by songwriter and guitarist Adam Payne. PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop four-piece. REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE A solo performance from this local rock legend.

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 FAT ARM DADDY Athens-based rhythm and blues trio.

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.

Terrapin Beer Co. 4:30 p.m. JUST JAY One-man acoustic cover band.

Saturday 24 Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! CIYADH WELLS Classical guitarist from Louisville, KY. TODD LISTER Folky local singersongwriter. Boarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Lounge 5 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES MUSIC MARATHON Featuring nine hours of local artists performing, from 5 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 a.m. Caledonia Lounge 3 p.m. FREE! DIRTY ATHENS DAY PARTY Featuring performances by David Barbe and Inward Dream Ebb, Cowboy Curtys, Illegal Drugs, Nihilist Cheerleader, Hot Fudge, Hannie and the Slobs, Juan de Fuca, Apparition, Neighbor Lady, Wanderwild and O Key. See Calendar Pick on p. 20. Creature Comforts Brewery 10 a.m. FREE! BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS New West Records presents a daytime concert featuring music from The Artisanals, Bobbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shorts, Cicada Rhythm and Lilly Hiatt. See Calendar Pick on p. 20. Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735 BLIND ORPHAN KITTY Guitar and vocals-driven blues trio influenced by The Allman Brothers and beyond. Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night. 11 p.m. $1 (headphone). SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line! Mama Jewelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen 10 a.m. FREE! 706-850-9797 EDDIE RAY ARNOLD Local country singer-songwriter. WILDCAT BRIDGE Pure Americana group that combines rock, country and blues. The National 11 p.m. FREE! IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock.

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Sunday 25 Beef â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 OPEN MIC Sing loud, sing proud. Cali â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Titoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eastside 7 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087 THE LUCKY JONES Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rhythm and blues from this local band. Every Sunday! Creature Comforts Brewery Good Food Good Beer Block Party. 1 p.m. DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul, boogie and more. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 7 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com EXPERIMENTAL NIGHT Experimental showcase, featuring Michael Potter, Patrick Ware and Michael Lauden, Jacob Sunderlin and Pocketful of Claptonite.



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Monday 26 Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www. CARLY BURRUSS Country singersongwriter based in Atlanta. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night every Monday. Hosted by Larry Forte. k continued on p.â&#x20AC;&#x2030;25

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Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

Mellow Mushroom 9 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 KARAOKE Every Tuesday. Sing for your chance to win Terrapin swag.

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Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-4742 TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This series, hosted by Fester Hagood, showcases acoustic solo sets from talented singersongwriters.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m. DUDE MAGNETS Noisy indie-rock chaos. SWAMP Melodic and wiry local indie rock band. KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk- and and math-influenced rock trio. TWEN Nashville-based psych-rock group. The Foundry Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www. BENSON & LEINWEBER Two talented local folk guitarists team up. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www. CRACKA PACK Hip-hop trio from Macon.

Wednesday 28 Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Bands are welcome, backline is provided and the jam rocks until 2 a.m. This week is a “Dark Side of the Moon” tribute. Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. MYFEVER Alt-rock group from Atlanta. GUMLOG Jangly, melodic local indierock group.

BAGHOUSE Local experimental group that explores instrumental jazz, ambient and post-rock.

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Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJ OSMOSE Local analog-only DJ plays an evening of beatdown-style disco reworks and deep house vinyl. GROUP GROPE Analog synth beats influenced by classic Chicago house and Detroit techno. Locos Grill & Pub 7 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Rd. location) THE BACUPS Fun-loving cover band. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso and songwriter performs a solo set. 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 Enjoy an evening of improv, standards and originals.
































Shehehe plays Nowhere Bar on Friday, June 23. HUSKO DON WALL Trap-influenced hip-hop MC. MIKE D Singer and rapper with a poppy sound. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 KILLICK Freeform experimentalist Killick Hinds coaxes sounds from instruments like his H’arpeggione and his “harp guitar,” Big Red. SHANE PARISH Solo guitarist from Asheville, NC known as a member of avant-garde rock band Ahleuchatistas. LEA LEA Dreamy indie-folk artist from Atlanta. LEBO JENKINS Atlanta musician playing “alien Appalachian, old-time tunes and American Primitive compositions on banjo and scordatura guitar.” MICHAEL PIERCE Local experimental artist known for his projects Leisure Service and Wet Garden. BIG IFF Local experimental performer.

DESIGN COMPANY Folk-influenced rock band from Athens.

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Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! STRING THEORY High-energy acoustic fusion and funk-oriented rock with elements of Americana.

6/29 LILY ROSE (Boar’s Head Lounge) 6/29 ‘90S NIGHT / Inhouse Driveby / Murder the Mood / Dookie Brothers / Olde World Monkeys (Caledonia Lounge) 6/29 BAGHOUSE (Flicker Theatre & Bar) 6/29 LITTLE STRANGER / OF GOOD NATURE (Georgia Theatre) 6/29 THE VOODOO FIX (Nowhere Bar) 6/30 JET ENGINE DRAGONS / KINGS PEAK / VETERUM (Caledonia Lounge) 6/30 DAVID BARBE / TRYCOH (40 Watt Club) 6/30 ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND (The Foundry) 6/30 GREG CARTWRIGHT / FUCKING CORNDOGS / ANCIENT WHALES (Georgia Theatre)

The Foundry 7 p.m. $5. THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke and featuring Devin Dennis, Daniel Toole, Hughes Taylor, Matt McKinney, Greg Hester and Jaclyn Steele. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www. :LOVESONGS Experimental band with jazz, electronic and metal influences.

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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. Deadlines Sept. 15 and Dec. 15. info@athensarts. 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,, Call for Artists and Skate Decks (Athens, GA) The Skate Park of Athens is seeking local artists to participate in an upcoming show at Creature Comforts that will feature used, redesigned skateboard decks. SPOA is also seeking used skateboard decks of any size, shape, color or condition for the show. Donated decks will be collected at the Jittery Joe’s Roaster and Hendershot’s. Deadline June 30. spoa706@, skateparkofathens #COLORTHEORY (Trio Contemporary Art Gallery) “#COLORTHEORY” is a group exhibition celebrating the visual impact of color in all its forms. Email name, contact info, website or social media links, photo examples of work, artist statement, equipment needs and CV. Deadline July 31. Cranial Offerings (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) ATHICA seeks wearable head pieces suitable for a runway show and auction fundraiser in time for Halloween and the Wild Rumpus. All materials welcome, but piece must be able to be worn on the head. Artists will receive two tickets to the benefit event, a gallery membership and Juried Exhibition entry fee waiver. Deadline to apply July 31. Show and runway performance Oct. 19 at Live Wire. Exhibition & Mural Proposals (Trio Contemporary Art Gallery) The new gallery is seeking proposals from curators, artists and collectives. All media welcome. The building’s outdoor marquee mural will also be changed every few months. Email proposals and installation requirements to trioathens@ Open Studio Membership (Lyndon House Arts Center) Local artists can now access studio facilities through a new open studio monthly membership program. Studios include ceramics, jewelry, painting, fiber, printmaking, photography and woodshop/sculpture studios. Up to 32 hours per week. $65/month or $175/three months. 706-613-3623, www.athensclarke

Aquatics Fitness Programs (Multiple Locations) “Aqua Aerobics” is held at Memorial Park Pool on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 5, 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. $5 per class. “Adult Lap Swim” is held at Bishop Park Pool on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 6:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. $55. 706613-3589, www.athensclarkecounty. com/leisure Basics of Welding (Athens Technical College) Structured for creative makers, artists and hobbyists who are completely new to welding, this four-day workshop covers the basics. July 17–20, 6–9 p.m. $199. 706-369-5875, pmcgill@, 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. 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. Classes (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) “Little City Hookers” meets the third Monday of each month, 3–6 p.m. $7.50. “Poets of Winterville” meet the third Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. “Ballroom Dancing” is held Thursdays at 6 p.m. $10/ session. “Introduction to Digital Photography.” June 24, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $3. “Canning Class” covers how to preserve this summer’s produce. July 8, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $10. RSVP. 706-742-0823, winterville, www.winterville Clay Classes (Good Dirt) Weekly “Try Clay” classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potter’s wheel every Friday from 7–9 p.m. “Family Try Clay” classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2–4 p.m. $20. 706-355-3161, Continuing Education Classes (Athens Technical College) “Essential Excel.” June 22, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $99. “Welcome to World.” June 28, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $99. “CPR, First Aid & AED Certification Class.” July 19, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. $60. “Increasing Efficiency: Excel Level II.” Aug. 23, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $99. 706-3695763,, Cooking Classes (Olive Basket) Cooking Class Camps cover knife skills, modern restaurant techniques and various menu items each day. June 26–30 or July 24–28. Baking Class Camps cover soft rolls,


Artwork by Leslie Snipes is currently on view in the “Spring Showcase” at K.A. Artist Shop through June. enriched doughs, quick breads, biscuits, tarts and more. July 17–21. Both camps held 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $200. charleshay@olivebasket Hebrew for Beginners (Messianic Fellowship) This 12-week class teaches you how to read and write Hebrew. Begins June 24, 3:45–4:45 p.m. FREE! Hot Yoga (Fuel Hot Yoga) Classes in hot yoga are offered seven days a week. Beginners welcome. Student discounts available. 706-353-9642, Love Your Body Again Yoga (Healing Arts Centre) (Sangha Yoga Studio) Tom Camp leads gentle movement and breath practices to improve overall comfort. All levels welcome. Mondays, 12–1 p.m. One-on-One Computer Skills (ACC Library) Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. Thursdays, 9 a.m. 706-6133650, ext. 354, 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 Power Pilates (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Listen to TSOL while you plank in “Power Pilates.” BYO mat. Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Donations encouraged. The Pose Process (Shakti Power Yoga Athens) This workshop series explores the most common poses in yoga. All levels welcome. Sundays through July 16, 12–1:30 p.m. $20. The Wee Box (OCAF, Watkinsville) A Wee Box is a way to display small treasures. Margot Ecke leads a class on how to make a customized box. June 24, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $60. Watercolor Workshop (160 Tracy St.) Local artist Erin McIntosh leads a workshop of watercolor techniques and abstraction. Preregistration required. July 8, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $140. 404-556-6884,,

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Yoga (Athens Five Points Yoga Studio) Classes are offered in Iyengar yoga, flow yoga, gentle flow, hot power flow, restorative yoga, alignment yoga and meditation. Check website for weekly schedule. Yoga (Rubber Soul Yoga) Ongoing classes in Kundalini, Hatha, gentle yoga, laughing yoga, acroyoga, karate and one-on-one yoga as well as guided meditation. Check website for schedule. Donation based. cal, www.rubber Yoga Teacher Training (Athens Yoga Institute) Get certified at the 200-hour level with yoga teacher training. Six-month format begins June 30. www.athensyogainstitute. com Yoga for Those Behind the Wheel (Healing Arts Centre) (Sangha Yoga Studio) This threeclass series focuses on yoga movements, breath practices and meditations to prevent muscle stiffness, aches and pains, to increase attention, awareness of distractions and alertness, and to be more compassionate with other drivers. July 8, 15 & 22, 2–3:30 p.m. $45. 706613-1143,,

Help Out Animal Shelter (Athens, GA) Volunteers are needed to help socialized adoptable cats and dogs, participate at adoption events around town, and assist at the spay/neuter center and general shelter. Visit website for current opportunities. Back 2 School (West Broad Market Garden) Donate school supplies to Strong, Beautiful and Godly Girls for their annual Back 2 School supply giveaway on July 22, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Find requested items online. Tax-deductible forms available., www. Gallery Volunteers (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) The gallery is seeking volunteers to assist in opening the gallery during exhibitions, preparing exhibitions, photography, graphic design and more. Must be at least

18 years old., Litter Index Survey The Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful Litter Index is a simple survey for citizens to provide input on the litter they see in their community. Surveys accepted until July 16. www.athens 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, Seeking Mentors (PALS Institute) Women to the World offers programs for obtaining a GED, computer literacy, language and job-skill training. 706-548-0000, www.womentothe

Kidstuff ACC Summer Camps (Multiple Locations) Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services offers camps in science, dance, sports, art and more. Visit website for dates and full descriptions of activities. 706613-3800, www.athensclarkecounty. com/leisure Crawlers and Walkers Playgroup (reBlossom Mama Baby Shop) This weekly meeting is for parents and their children, ages 8–24 months, to relax and socialize with each other. Wednesdays, 11 a.m.–12 p.m., www.reblossom Girls Rock Camp (Athens, GA) Girls Rock Camp guides kids through learning an instrument, writing songs and performing to a live audience. Campers form their own bands. Workshops and lessons are taught by local musicians. No experience required. Instruments available to borrow. July 31–Aug. 4. Showcase on Aug. 5. Ages 9–15. Intermezzo Piano Academy (The Church at College Station) Each day of summer camp offers classes in rhythm, music history, composition, theory and piano ensemble for beginning and intermediate pianists. Ages 5–12. Begins July 10–14. $160–260., www.intermezzopiano. com/piano-academy

Kids Play Theatre Camp (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) Summer camp culminates in a performance at the end of the week. Ages 8–16. June 26–30, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $150. 706-742-0823 Open Art Studio & Summer Camps (Frog Stomp Studio, 160 Tracy St.) Open Art Studio is offered Tuesdays–Fridays. Weekly summer camps run June 12–July 24. Themes include “Movement & Simple Machines,” “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Space Dreams and Shooting Stars” and more. Ages 5–11. $200/week. Check website for descriptions and times. info@, www.frog Relate & Create Workshops (OCAF, Watkinsville) Week-long workshops will be offered in drawing, painting and pottery. Ages 12–18. Workshops begin in late June. Mondays–Fridays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 706-769-4565,, Splash Pad (Multiple Locations) ACC Leisure Services offers the Trail Creek Park Splash Pad and Rocksprings Splash Pad. Tuesdays–Sundays through Aug. 6, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. $1/person. Pool passes $20–40. www.athensclarke Sports Camps (Multiple Locations) Triathlon Camp for ages 8–12 at Bishop Park includes cycling, running and swimming. June 26–30, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. $65–98. Skate Camp for ages 6–12 at Southeast Clarke Park covers maneuvers, skills and tricks. July 17–21, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Tennis camps for ages 7–16 are offered at the ACC Tennis Center and Bishop Park. leisure Summer Camps (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Camps include themed programming on food in art, mythical creatures and storytelling, recycling, sewing, stop-motion animation, superheroes, photography, natural wonders, animals, indie crafts and more. Check website for full descriptions and dates. www. Summer Camps (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Peace Camp teaches peacemaking skills through games, stories, art

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HENDERSHOTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Jean Mann. Through June. HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Graphic designer and photographer Keith Bennett shares a collection of manipulated images in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Psychedelia for Adults.â&#x20AC;? Through June. JUST PHOâ&#x20AC;ŚAND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Paintings by Leslie Moody. Through June. K.A. ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spring Showcaseâ&#x20AC;? focuses on â&#x20AC;&#x153;processâ&#x20AC;? through the works of Malissa Ryder, Kenneth Kase, Hannah Betzel, Michele Chidester, CC Calloway and Leslie Snipes. Through June. LOWERY 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. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Mother Show IVâ&#x20AC;? presents artwork inspired by the theme of motherhood from over 30 artists including Manda McKay, Claire Clements, Lisa Freeman, Joni Younkins-Herzog, Lucy Calhoun, Julia Vereen, Njambi Mwuara and Ruth Allen. Through July 8. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) In the Lounge Gallery, Katherine Burke presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;On a Whim,â&#x20AC;? a solo show of collages created in response to childhood memories. Currently on view through Aug. 24. â&#x20AC;˘ David Haleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beloved Landâ&#x20AC;? series was inspired by the Creek (or Muscogee) Indians. Through July 22. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scenes from the Bible: Woodcarvings by Cal Logueâ&#x20AC;? contains 50 scenes. Through July 22. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;To & Fro: Correspondence Art by Jack Logan & Kosmo Vinyl.â&#x20AC;? Through July 29. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Collections from Our Community: Clay 1976â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2017â&#x20AC;? features hand built clay creations by Rich Panico. Through July 29. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Time Warpâ&#x20AC;Śand Weftâ&#x20AC;? includes works by Janet Austin, Geri Forkner, Janette Meetze, Rebecca Mezoff, Tommye Scanlin and Kathy Spoering. Through July 29. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fold Unfold: An Exhibit of Contemporary Coverlets.â&#x20AC;? June 24â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Aug. 19. Closing reception Aug. 19. MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) The â&#x20AC;&#x153;40 Years: Madison Morgan Cultural Centerâ&#x20AC;? exhibit celebrates the creation, history and evolution of the MMCC through photographs, artifacts and text. Through Aug. 27. MAMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BOY (197 Oak St.) Malaya Megan Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monochromatic, Surrealist-inspired work was created in charcoal, graphite, pastel and intaglio print. Through June. MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia St., Demorest) Curated by John Lee Matney, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Locusâ&#x20AC;? includes works by Dana Jo Cooley, Andy Cherewick, Brian Hitselberger, Christi Harris and Michael K. Paxton. Through June 25. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Betsey Barth Withington shares a collection of artwork. Through June. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville)The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Annual Membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Exhibitionâ&#x20AC;? showcases the artwork of the galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supporters. Through July 7. RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) In the Russell Library Gallery, see â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the Stump: What Does it Take to Get Elected in Georgia.â&#x20AC;? Through Aug. 18. â&#x20AC;˘ In the Brown Media Library, see the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Steele Vintage Broadcast Microphone Collection.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Golddigging in Georgia: Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s First Gold Rushâ&#x20AC;? tellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the story of Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s antebellum gold rush through nuggets, historic maps, photographs, postcards and other artifacts. THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) Scientific botanical drawings and paintings by O.C. Carlisle. Through June. TERRAPIN BEER CO. (265 Newton Bridge Rd.) Artwork by Kenzi Fennimore. Through June. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) Elizabeth Bishop-Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landscapes, chickens and other birds are depicted through acrylic paint and colored pencil. Through July. WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) New paintings, drawings and block prints by Cooper Holmes. WINTERVILLE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CULTURE (371 N. Church St., Winterville) Presented by the Winterville Arts Council, a marigoldthemed exhibition celebrates this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Winterville Marigold Festival. THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Permanent artists include RA Miller, Chris Hubbard, Travis Craig, Michelle Fontaine, Dan Smith, Greg Stone and more.

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AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Sarah Hessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; paintings are inspired by nature and personal themes. Through July. 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 ART AND FRAME (1021 Parkway Blvd.) Heidi Hensleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paintings depict colorful and eclectic scenes of Athens and UGA. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) Curated by Madeline Bates, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Emerges Xâ&#x20AC;? includes work by Trevor Blake, Courtney McCracken, Mariah Parker and Caty Cowsert. Through July 16. AURUM STUDIOS (125 E. Clayton St.) Photographic images by Richard Farber, Beth Richardson and Kenneth Storey as well as new work by Andy Nasisse. Through June. BENDZUNAS GLASS (89 W. South Ave., Comer) The family-run studio has been creating fine art glass for almost 40 years. CINĂ&#x2030; BARCAFĂ&#x2030; (234 W. Hancock Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dance This, Fight Thatâ&#x20AC;? is a solo show of works by Zuzka Vaclavik. Through July 7. 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, Harold Rittenberry and Joni YounkinsHerzog. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artscape Oconee: The Monuments of Artlandâ&#x20AC;? features a total of 20 paintings on panels installed around town. Artists include Claire Clements, Peter Loose, Andy Cherewick, Lisa Freeman, Manda McKay and others. THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Warm Days, Cool Nightsâ&#x20AC;? celebrates summer vibes through Ariel Lockshawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pool paintings, Frances Berryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minimal golden hour photos, Wade Sheldonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nautical night skies and Hannah Ehrlichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cloud compositions. Through December. â&#x20AC;˘ Jackie Dorseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solo exhibition in Gallery II features watercolor portraits of musicians, artists, chefs and other familiar faces of Athens. Through December. DONDEROSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) The collages of Susan Pelham are influenced by Surrealism and Magic Realism. Through June. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Ruth Allen. Through June. ELLISON, WALTON & BYRNE (2142 W. Broad St.) Plein air paintings by Michael Spronck. Through June. FARMINGTON DEPOT GALLERY (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 14 artists, the gallery offers works by artists including Matt Alston, John Cleaveland, Peter Loose, Michael Pierce, Dan Smith, Cheri Wranosky and more. â&#x20AC;˘ The photography of Wendy Garfinkel-Gold presents new interpretations of the natural world through a focus on color, composition and light. Through June 25. The galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final day of operation is June 30. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Mary Cims. Through June. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rock Paper Scissorsâ&#x20AC;? presents works of paper by Malissa Ryler, Kendal Nevada King, Blaire Janine Taylor, Lucha Rodriguez, Leisa Rich and Elizabeth Lide. Through July 29. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Past is Never Dead: Kristin Casalettoâ&#x20AC;? shares works of paper by the Augusta-based artist and teacher. Through July 30. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Genius of Martin Johnson Headeâ&#x20AC;? includes landscapes, marine scenes and still-life objects by the 19th century painter. Through Sept. 10. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Local Color: Martin Johnson Heade Paintings from the Collection of Deen Day Sanders.â&#x20AC;? Through Sept. 10. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design.â&#x20AC;? Through Sept. 17. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan.â&#x20AC;? Through Sept. 10. GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rainbow Cubeâ&#x20AC;? is a site-specific installation by Candice Greathouse and Curtis Ames. Through October. HEIRLOOM CAFĂ&#x2030; (815 N. Chase St.) Greg Benson depicts landscapes using oils and pastels. Through July 3.

p.m. 706-202-7463, www.emotions NAMI Family Support Group (First Presbyterian Church of Athens) For family members, friends and caregivers of individuals with mental illnesses. Next meeting June 27, 6:30 p.m. FREE! 770-225-0804 ext. 700,, New Mamasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Group (reBlossom Mama Baby Shop) Meet other parents with babies. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.

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and locations around Athens. Call for upcoming meeting dates. 478955-3422, Alcoholics Anonymous (Athens, GA) If you want to drink, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. 706-389-4164, Caregiversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Support Group (Tuckston United Methodist Church) Find support with other caregivers and share experiences. Nondenominational meetings are held the second Sunday of each month. 706-850-7272 Dudes Helping Dudes (Nuçiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space) A weekly support group for anyone who identifies as a man. Park in the lot across the street on Williams Street. Visit website for more information. Thursdays, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:30 p.m. DudesHelpingDudes, www.brainaid Emotions Anonymous (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) A 12-step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Meets Sundays, 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5


ments. Early morning drop-off and afternoon care is available. Call to register. Ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. $135/week. 706-549-8490, Summer Food Service Free lunches will be served to children at multiple locations around Athens. No questions asked. Check website for participating locations and a schedule of lunch times. The program is offered through July 14. 706-425-5367, www.athens Summer Theater Camps (Athens Little Playhouse) Weekly camps are offered through June 26. Activities include improv, costumes and creating sets. Visit website for registration form. www.athenslittle


projects and yoga. Ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. June 26â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30. Hogwarts School at the Pyramid is full of wizardry classes and Quidditch. July 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;14 or July 17â&#x20AC;&#x201C;21. $80â&#x20AC;&#x201C;150 (sliding scale). Call to reserve a spot. 706-5467914, Summer Camps (KA Artist Shop) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Public Art and Social Sculptureâ&#x20AC;? is a summer camp for teens that uses local artwork as examples for public art projects June 26â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30. $200. Summer Code Camps (Four Athens) Four Athens offers weeklong day camps to teach kids coding skills through game development. â&#x20AC;&#x153;MineCraft Moddling & Art Campâ&#x20AC;? is for grades 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5. Laptop required. June 26â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. $175. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teen Tech Experienceâ&#x20AC;? instructs students how to build a web application using the Ruby programming language. $475. www.fourathens. com Summer Enrichment Program (Athens Montessori School) Weekly programs include art, music, games and experi-


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Real Estate Apartments for Rent Avail Aug 6, 2BR/1BA apt in historic Blvd n e i g h b o r h o o d . Wa l k Downtown or to Normaltown. Pool access, CHAC, W/D and DW for $850/month incl water. rentboulevardproperties. com or 706-548-9797. Eastside quadraplex, 2BR/2BA, $500/mo. & 2BR/1BA, $475/mo. We have others pre-listing for next year. Call McWaters Realty: 706-353-2700 or cell: 706-540-1529. Advertise your properties in Flagpole Classifieds! Photos available. Call (706) 549-0301!

Location, Location, Location! Charming Boulevard/Bottleworks apartment in 1910 duplex. Completely updated w/ CHAC. Near Downtown, Bottleworks and UGA campus, m e a n i n g a n o - c a rrequired lifestyle. Perfect for a student or young professional. $600/mo. w/ one-yr or 6-mo lease, plus water and electricity. Cats ok. Josh: 646-5547012, marmtj123@aol. com.

2 & 3 & 4 & 5 BR houses, walk to UGA/town. Preleasing for Fall! Old world charm, modern amenities. Pet friendly. $795–1650/ mo. Email: luckydawg96@ Flagpole Classifieds are the best in town!

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Avail. Aug. 2017, Boulevard area, 2 blocks from Chase Elementary. Large garden apartment: 3 BRs, 1 BA, W/D, DW, easy to heat/cool. $1300. Email: lwnow1@gmail. com.

2BR/1BA duplex for rent in 5 Points. 5 min walk to Jittery Joes. Lots of character, hardwoods, retro kitchen. $800/mo. Please email if interested e . c l a i re 9 3 9 0 3 @ g m a i l . com.

Avail Aug 1, 2BR/2BA apt in renovated house. Walk Downtown and to Bottleworks. HWflrs, CHAC, W/D and DW for $1200/mo. rentboulevardproperties. com or 706-548-9797.

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Eclectic 3/4 BR House Avail. on quiet street in the heart of Normaltown, Chase St. Elementary Dist. $1600/mo. 706-2557374. Large 3BR/1BA farmhouse. Nicely renovated. 33 acres, stocked pond, fruit trees, pasture, multiple barns, pavilion. Located in Stephens. 30 mins from Athens. $1200/mo. Ann: 470-202-8291. Large 2BR/1BA house w/ attached 2BR/1BA in-law suite. 4BR/2BA total. Nice, recently renovated. Located in Danielsville. 15 mins from Athens. $1000/mo. Ann. 470-2028291. Nor maltown 5BR/3BA or 7BR/4BA: Fully re n o v a t e d , g o r g e o u s historic features. Mindful roommate-style floorpan. A must see. Will go fast, lease now for Fall. $525/ BR. 706-546-6900. www.

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Call Daniel Peiken if you are looking to buy or sell a house or condo. Specializing in first time home buyers and in-town properties w/ over 15 years of Real Estate experience in Athens, GA. 706-296-2941, Daniel@, www.

Land for Sale Lot in S. Jackson Co. 1.84 acres. Recorded in Book 36, p. 221. Lot 12. Mature hardwoods. Basement lot. Below market value: $27,000. Terry: 706-2550832. Wilson: 706-2020948.

Roommates Looking for a Summer Subleaser? Adver tise your place in Flagpole! Call 706-549-0301, email, or visit classifieds.flagpole. com. Private, furnished 1BR/1BA in condo on S. Milledge. Avail. now. W/D, on buslines. $475/ mo., $400 dep. Incl. water, electric, cable, wifi, printer. Send resume:


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Professional writer looking for fur nished room (or studio apt.) to rent. Starting 4th novel. Want clean, quiet, no ro o m m a t e . R e p l y t o : garytowers53@gmail. com.

For Sale Antiques A r c h i p e l a g o Antiques: A treasury of home decor and personal accents. 1676 S. Lumpkin St. Open daily 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-354-4297. Flagpole will be closed July 3 & 4. Happy Independence Day!

Businesses is your source for ceremonies and officiants. Secular and religious weddings, funerals, name changes. LGTB friendly. We do custom ceremonies.

Furniture Queen pillow top mattress. Brand new, in the plastic. $175. Kingsize pillow top mattress set. Brand new, in the plastic. $295. Call 706347-4814. Can deliver.

Miscellaneous Pick your own blueberries at Healing Path Farms, 5055 Barnett Shoals Rd. Seven days: 8–8. Organically grown. Call: 706-224-1708.

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Moe (47194) is strapping, sweet, happy and relaxed.

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These pets and many others are available for adoption at: Athens-Clarke County Animal Control 125 Buddy Christian Way · 706-613-3540 Open every day except Wednesday 10am-4pm

Hug e m ov ing s ale! ! ! Furniture, home decor, kitchen items, clothes. Everything must go! S a t u r d a y, J u n e 2 4 , 8a.m. 150 Willow Run in Normaltown!

Music Equipment Find a new guitar here in the Flagpole Classifieds!

N u ç i ’s S p a c e n e e d s your old instruments & music gear! All donations are tax-deductible. Call 706-227-1515 or come by Nuçi’s Space, 396 Oconee St.

Instruction Athens School of Music. Instruction in g u i t a r, b a s s , d r u m s , piano, voice, brass, woodwinds, strings, banjo, mandolin, fiddle & more. From beginner to exper t. Visit www. athensschoolofmusic. com, 706-543-5800. Gettin’ outta town? Don’t miss the weekly goodness of a freshly cracked Flagpole full of news from back home. Subscribe: $40 for 6 mo., $70 for a yr.! Call 706-549-0301. UGA Community Music School. Group and private instruction avail. for students 18 mos. through adult seniors! Private instruction in popular and classical styles. ugacms., ugacms@uga. edu, 706-542-2894.

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

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Sultry chanteuse seeking Jazz ensemble. Email for more info.

Services Cleaning Peachy Green Clean Co-op, your local friendly Green Clean! Free estimates w/ rates as low as $39. 706-248-4601, peachygreencleancoop. com.

Jobs Full-time Em’s Kitchen seeking h e l p : M – F, 7 a . m . – 3:30p.m., some Saturdays 8a.m.–1p.m. Experience preferred. Position is food prep, register, cleanup. Email Emily: em@ emskitchenathawthorne. com or stop by Em’s Kitchen. Find your new job in your friendly, neighborhood Flagpole Classifieds! Modern Age is hiring! FT positions avail. Vaping experience/knowledge a plus! Bring resumes into Modern Age. No phone calls please. Summer Jobs (temp): G e n e r a l o ff i c e w o r k . $ 1 0 . 5 0 / h r. H i g h G PA preferred. 706-543-1320. Smoker’s Den is hiring! FT positions avail. Vaping experience/knowledge a plus! Bring resumes into Smoker’s Den. No phone calls please.

Opportunities Autism Spectrum Study: UGA seeks participants ages 6–17. One visit. $20 gift card compensation.

Adolescent Asthma Study: UGA seeks participants ages 13–17 with asthma or cystic fibrosis, using medication for condition. Two visits, one mo. apart. $100 compensation for completing study. ctru@ Flagpole Classifieds are a great place to find wonderful opportunities that can make you money and just might give you super powers, too! Sleep Research Study: UGA seeks participants ages 21–75, determined to have or not have sleep apnea with no other sleep disorders. One visit and blood sample. $50 compensation for completing study. ctru@

Part-time Big City Bread Cafe is now accepting applications for cooks and bakers. Experience preferred. Apply in person between 3–5p.m. No phone calls please. DePalmas on Timothy Rd. is now hiring e x p e r i e n c e d pizza makers. Must have experience hand tossing pizzas. Please apply in person: 2080 Timothy Rd., DePalmas Italian Cafe. FOH servers needed! The Georgia Center is hiring restaurant servers, banquet servers, cafe attendants and baristas. Star t above minimum wage. Please apply at, job posting #20070165, waiter/waitress.

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Opposites Attract (for Now) Advice for Athens’ Loose and Lovelorn By Bonita Applebum Three months ago, I started dating a guy who is very conservative and religious. Normally, this wouldn’t be my type, but he’s proven that he’s open to my considerably more progressive viewpoints, which is awesome! I’m into him, despite his love of target shooting and good ol’ boy sensibilities. He likes that I have an open mind, and he doesn’t make fun of me when I order vegan at a sports bar. What’s more, I’ve been reconnecting with my own spiritual beliefs, and I’m happy with the direction this is taking me. We’re both (so far) happy to listen to and respect each other’s beliefs and expectations, but the only thing I’m not sure how to navigate is his approach to the male-female roles in dating. While I’m a lady who likes being pursued, I’m also happy to pick up the check or go Dutch on dinner.

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which isn’t very long. It takes a while for us to settle into relationships and really show our true selves. It’s kinda like letting your soul fart in front of your boyfriend. This reminds me of an old boyfriend from my East Coast days. We were both weirdos, but in different ways—he was a Japanophile and alcoholic who loved D&D and Renaissance fairs and did tons of drugs. I didn’t have a problem with any of that stuff, but he was also a guy with really traditional views on gender roles. I tolerated it for the first two months, because he partied as hard as I did, and the sex was bonkers, but by the end of month three I was publicly snapping at him. He paid for everything, too, but he would also physically pull me out of conversations








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I make more money than him (for now—he’ll finish grad school in August and will start a high-paying job at that time), and I can sense that he feels weird about not being able to take me out on the kind of dates he wants to. I’m excited about this guy, and I am starting to see long-term potential with him. And his financial situation is temporary. But even if we can make this whole “opposites attract” thing work, are our differing views on gender roles in relationships a red flag or, worse, a deal breaker? This is definitely something that you should talk to him about as soon as possible. If you’re thinking of really hunkering down into a long-term relationship with a person so vastly different from you, you should get square on your basic moral principles and political fundamentals. That’s not to say that you can’t date someone with differing opinions or spiritual views—you’re proving that wrong right now. But by the time we reach grad-school age, we start to become fairly rooted in our personal philosophies about life and our attitudes towards the world. And you’ve only been dating this guy for three months,

with other men to tell me I was beautiful. (He was obviously just jealous.) I broke up with him a week after Valentine’s Day, when he’d gotten so drunk at an anime convention that he wore an unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt and his friend’s Dr. Horrible goggles to our rooftop dinner. I never talked to my guy about his muted chauvinism, because frankly, I never really liked him that much, but your guy deserves the benefit of the doubt. Do y’all talk about gender politics in any way? Start mentioning stuff that’s important to you—feminist things you like—and gauge his reaction. Talk through undesirable reactions with him. Hopefully, there will be none. I like that you’ve connected with someone so different from you, and I’d like to see all healthy relationships succeed, but I can’t pretend a guy like that isn’t a bit of a red flag for me. Still, he’s been with you for three months, so quality is clear. As we go through life, we learn from those around us, and our attitudes change and evolve. You could certainly be a lesson for him, and he for you. f Need advice? Email, use the anonymous form at, or find Bonita on Twitter: @flagpolebonita.

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