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blocks to make room for an Altoid-themed restaurant. You get the idea. Downtown is being rimmed by awfulness—the high-rises, the giant CVS, the other chains that are well on their way to destroying first the aesthetics, then the spirit of the area. The high-end squeeze that’s currently ringing downtown probably isn’t going anywhere. But that doesn’t mean that downtown can’t go somewhere else. I’m only half joking. Bowen Craig Athens

Athens, I love you. We all do—not just the members of a certain well-bumperstickered church. But despite all of our love, we worry about what’s happening to our beloved downtown. Yes, we like to bemoan it and talk about the “good ol’ days,” but that doesn’t solve the problem. Since the high rises are, more than likely, here to stay, the solution is simple: Move downtown. Move it somewhere else. Not literally, but the concept of downtown doesn’t have to actually BE downtown. Personally, I think our new not-so-downtown needs a centerpiece, something to build around, and it’s got to be at least as interesting as a cannon. If you’ve ever strolled some of the miles And I have two suggestions. of empty beach, explored the ruins of the For example, there’s what looks like Carnegie Plantation or enjoyed spotting the a catapult in a yard at the beginning of wild horses, it’s time for you to do your part Milledge Extension. The catapult’s got a to save Cumberland Island’s heritage. little white basket to load flaming boulders, Cumberland has long resisted the or a box of bumper stickers proclaiming large-scale residential development found our love for Athens, or whatever it is that elsewhere along the coast. Most of the people put in suburban catapults. As far as 40,000-acre island, maintained by the I can tell, the catapulters have aimed it at National Park Service, is wild and pristine. their neighbors. Maybe it’s their version of Some of the remaining land is private with home security. Maybe that neighborhood “retained rights” (which will eventually turn has worked out an extremely cool but not over to the park). But about 1,000 private particularly efficient system for borrowing acres are under “fee simple” ownership, curneighborly aerial sugar. rently zoned conservation/preservation, On the other side of the road, there’s and here’s where things are getting tricky. that jolly good, smashing British phone What began last year as an application booth on the corner of Prince and for a single zoning variance to construct Milledge—the one outside of the flower 10 new homes on 88 acres adjacent to park shop. I love this thing. Truly one of the best boundaries near Sea Camp has exploded as random pieces of Athenicana ever. other property owners have indicated plans Now that developers and our less to seek high-density development on their forward-thinking politicians have all but land parcels, possibly leading to hundreds destroyed downtown with their high-rises of new houses and a nightmare of infraand massive lack structure demands. of awareness of wish for a May I humbly suggest that They what makes this rezone of all the feewe move our non-downtown simple tracts. city great, it’s time to move away from While it is to either surround the catapult downtown. Let’s gift tempting to brand it to the college kids or the British phone booth? the landowners and the revolving as heartless and door of visiting troupes of Georgians meetgreedy, they are legally guaranteed “reasoning at the Classic Center. Thus is the story able use of their property,” according to of coolness. Whenever the business people state Rep. Jason Spencer, whose district give up on a place, the cool people move includes Camden County. The Southern in, paint some guerrilla murals, strike up Environmental Law Center has undertaken the band and make it, well, cool. Then the a leading role to negotiate with property business people, wanting to cash in on the owners and discuss options to craft an efforts of the cool people, come back in and ordinance for the Camden County Board of destroy it. Look it up. Greenwich Village. Commissioners that would be most likely SoHo. Pretty much any neighborhood in to protect the island’s historic and natural New York. integrity while still granting certain conMay I humbly suggest that we move cessions to property owners. According to our non-downtown to either surround the a recent article in the Savannah Morning catapult or the British phone booth? Both News, the zoning ordinance compromise would make appropriately Athenian cenoffered up by the SELC would limit resiterpieces for the next center of weirdness. dences to one per 15 acres, with 150-foot We could make a medieval village around setbacks from sensitive areas. The maxithe catapult, which, with some effort, could mum number of new dwellings would thus turn into a wildly out-of-place pre-pre-very- be 65, in addition to the 24 already on the pre-colonial Williamsburg. It doesn’t have island. Even with this lower residential to make sense. It just has to be weird and density, the character of the whole island fun. Or we could take notes from some of will be impacted, and much of its original our larger metropolitan areas, with their purpose of historic and natural preservaChinatowns and their Little Italys, and turn tion will be lost. the corner of Prince and Milledge into a Time is running short. Please urge the Mini-Britain. Dunkin’ Donuts would have Camden County BOC to take a stand and to go. In its place can fit a sausage factory. resist subjecting Cumberland Island to any The Taco Stand could scoot down a few inappropriate zoning proposal. We can join

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approved by the House (AHCA) and sent to the Senate, a less extreme body. Of course, Hice voted for this bill. If he and other Tea Party congressmen from Georgia had voted against it, it would not have passed. Currently, Trumpcare removes the prohibition against discriminating against pre-existing conditions, which hits those age 50–64 particularly hard. It lets insurance companies charge five times as much for sick old people versus the young, leading the AARP to label the bill “The Age Tax.” According to the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office, it will result in 22–24 million people losing coverage. It will also give the wealthy a $600 billion tax Rep. Jody Hice is a former right-wing break. As Trump said during the campaign, talk show host. The only reason that he was he thinks it is “smart” not to pay taxes elected to represent Athens, a liberal bas(although his budget includes a substantial tion, is that our state legislature decided to add rural, very red counties into the district increase in military expenditures that the rest of us will pay for). to ensure a moderate (as was the Democrat Now, the real question is, “What will the who ran against him) stood no chance. This Senate and, eventually, Trump do?” gerrymandering is responsible for electing Trump advocated for single-payer many ideologues like Hice all over the country, times in the past. He wrote a book in 2000 in many red (and a lesser number of blue) praising Canadian health care, their version states. of Medicare for All, and recently said the He had absolutely no government Australian single-payer system was much experience before his election, or underbetter than ours. He standing of how is correct. his actions might Gallup studied affect the people of BUMPERSTICKER OF THE WEEK: the issue of effihis district. He is an ciency in our healthideologue who sees care system. It things through an found that our sysunrealistic anti-govtem was very inefernment prism. Send your sticker sightings to ficient. While failing And it shows to cover 30 million in his vote for of us, the percentTrumpcare. But he age of GNP devoted to health care rose from is not the only right-wing radical when it 9–18 percent over just a few decades. comes to health care. Secretary of Health Gallup pointed out that Europe’s singleand Human Services Tom Price and House payer systems had the leverage to control Speaker Paul Ryan are the health-carereform brain trust of the GOP. Conservative costs. All of Europe pays much less per capita than we do. Italy, for example, pays a pundits tout their revolutionary new ideas, third of what we do and has better morbidbut let’s examine what they have really proity and mortality rates. posed in the past. If Trump (and the Senate) looks at the Ryan’s claim to fame is fiscal austerity. facts, the solution is clear: Phase in single He has advocated major cuts to domestic, payer here beginning with those 50–64. NOT military, spending. But at what price? Obviously, Price is not the one to run Ryan’s last budget under the last president DHHS and implement it. contained such items as a full repeal of Although the majority of House Obamacare with no replacement at all. Tens Democrats have already endorsed HB 676, of millions would have been thrown into “Medicare for all,” that is not the way it the ranks of the uninsured. Unfortunately, will go. Trump has to placate the Tea Party Trumpcare (AHCA) is not much better. Price formerly worked at Grady Hospital, extremists (the misnamed Freedom Caucus) who control policy decisions in the House. the Atlanta facility for the indigent. Most And most senators of both parties don’t physicians who see the sort of problems want to talk about single payer, because it that emanate from lack of care are empathetic to the problems of less fortunate citi- cuts profits of insurance companies and zens, but not Price. Privileged, coming from drug companies—big money contributors to their campaigns. So much for the “draina long line of physicians, he was born on ing the swamp” campaign rhetoric. third base, but believes he hit a triple. If we end up with any repeal/replace law Price has repeatedly supported legislaat all (which is doubtful, given the secretion that was even to the right of his party. tive nature of the Senate group putting It should be no surprise that he supported together the supposed reform package), leaving the Confederate flag on the Georgia it will be a convoluted mess that few in state flag when he was a state senator; so the Senate or House even understand. But much for the feelings of African Americans (who, coincidentally, are disproportionately one thing is certain. If anything like the “mean,” as Trump called it, House version hurt by the Obamacare repeal). of Trumpcare is enacted, it will have farPrice and Ryan were prevented from reaching negative consequences. carrying out their radical, ideological, Jack Bernard unproven theories by President Obama. Jasper County Now, their ideas have been narrowly

with the more than 70 percent of Camden County citizens opposed to the rezone (according to a recent poll) and make our concerns known to the BOC directly via the following: Camden BOC Chair Albert Scott P.O. Box 8161 Savannah, GA 31412 912-652-7878 Helen Wenner Watkinsville

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Is Jody Hice Invincible? Plus, a Library Grant, a New Principal and More Local News By Blake Aued At least three people have said they’re running against Rep. Jody Hice, an anti-Muslim, anti-gay Walton County Republican and one of the Freedom Caucus members who only reluctantly voted for the GOP health-care bill because it wasn’t quite cruel enough. Local Democrats are buzzing particularly about Chalis Montgomery of Barrow County, who, as a former minister, can perhaps challenge ex-pastor Hice’s

heart to see people engaged and active in the political process, and I happen to believe every elected official ought to face opposition just as a matter of principal. However, I’d be in dereliction of duty if I didn’t warn y’all not to get your hopes up. Safely ensconced here in our bubble in the People’s Republic of Athens-Clarke County, it might be easy to imagine a liberal savior storming the barricades to deliver

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the Democratic Congressional Campaign more stubborn than ever—once we pick a Committee plans to contest in 2018. The team, we rarely switch sides. 10th is not. From a national perspective, The highly respected Cook Political it’d be pointless to waste money in the 10th Report’s Partisan Voter Index rates the when there are far more winnable districts Georgia 6th as an R+8 district, meanto help them get the 24 seats they need to ing that a generic Republican would take control of the House. beat a generic Democrat about 57–43. Compounding matters, early indications (Subtracting third parties, the nation has are that Winfield and Montgomery may be voted 51.5 percent Democratic and 48.5 too far to the left, as well. percent Republican in the have endorsed sinpast two elections.) The Drive 20 minutes in Both gle-payer health care. (I 10th is an R+15 district, so Hice could be expected any direction from have yet to meet Collins, her website is unclear to win 63 or 64 percent of downtown, and you’ll find and on this topic.) That’s a the vote in a typical elecyourself in Trumpistan. winning issue in Athens, tion. He beat Democrat where Bernie Sanders Ken Dious by 33 points in won nearly half the vote in the primary, 2014. No one ran against him last year, but but outside the city? Where Paul Broun Trump won the district by 25 points. racked up huge margins by railing against And whoever emerges from the prithe Affordable Care Act, and Gov. Nathan mary to challenge Hice will lack resources Deal did the same by refusing to expand and backing from the national party. In Medicaid? Probably not so much. the 6th, Democrats poured $30 million Maybe I’m wrong, and 2018 will be a into the race, and Jon Ossoff still lost. The wave election of such Biblical proportions 6th (and the Georgia 7th, a demographithat it will sweep away the likes of Hice. In cally changing Gwinnett County district the Trump era, anything can happen. But I represented by Rob Woodall) are on the wouldn’t bet on it. f list of 79 Republican-held House seats

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Christian bona fides, and has a compelling personal story involving her daughter, who was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 2 and whose costly medical care is threatened by the GOP’s health-care bill. UGA philosophy professor Richard Winfield and Augusta-area resident Kellie Lynn Collins have announced their candidacies, as well. It warms a crusty, cynical journalist’s

us from Hice. Unfortunately, by population, Athens is just a fifth of the 10th Congressional District. It’s said so often it’s become a cliche, but all around this blue island is a sea of red—counties that are just as conservative as Athens is liberal, if not more so. Drive 20 minutes from downtown in any direction, and you’ll find yourself in Trumpistan. These voters are unlikely to be persuaded. Research shows that voters are




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We hate and fear Trump because he is a boorish, dangerous, immoral liar with absolutely no experience in government other than what he has picked up since his “huge” inauguration. You hate Obama because he is black. I know, I know, but that’s the way we see it, and we believe we’re right, just like you think you’re right to believe in Donald Trump but not climate change or Planned Parenthood.

old and disabled and addicted and children and hospitals and nursing homes, because all that money had the name of a black man attached to it, and it would have helped some black people along with a lot of white people, so that could not be. It’s exactly the same thing as when our Sen. Richard B. Russell prevented President Harry Truman from creating universal health care 70 years ago, because it would mean that black peo-

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These days, Eugene Talmadge would be a Republican.

So look, I mean, it has always been this way in Georgia. People loved and hated Eugene Talmadge and his son Herman and their lieutenant Marvin Griffin and our friend Cal Sanders and our nemesis Lester Maddox, but who can hate our old pol Nathan Deal? He has to preside over a government that is run by a legislature full of crazies, who want the Georgia Power Company to ride high off the rates it charges us to build non-existent nuclear power plants, but don’t want the most vulnerable among us to get help from our national government in the form of tax money paid in by wealthier states in our union. Such Georgia legislators are all Republicans, but back when the Talmadges were doing it, all the legislators were Democrats. Succoring the rich and soaking the poor is non-partisan and non-denominational in Georgia. The main thing is that the state be run for the good of white men in suits—not black men in suits or overalls or anything else; not white women, not black women, not gay men or women, white or black, not transgender people. Georgia is run for the benefit of white men in suits. Look at the legislature. Look at the Board of Regents. Look at the Public Service Commission. Sure, you’ll see the very occasional black man in a suit or a white woman in pantyhose, but mainly it is white men. And those white men, for instance, did not want the $4 billion or so that Obamacare would have sent into Georgia to help our

ple would be in the same hospitals as white people. And these Republicans, including our congressman, Jody Hice, are now delighted with the prospect that the repeal of Obamacare would result in 963,200 Georgians losing their health insurance. (See Georgia Report on this page.) So, how does all that trickle down to our wonderful, liberal Athens, GA? Since this is Athens, our Republicans are more sophisticated than those racist hayseeds in the Georgia legislature. When we were nice enough to help them lift the onus of their party off of local elections, they found themselves a candidate, a woman (gasp) who looked for all the world like a (nonpartisan) Democrat but who, when elected, acted just like a (non-partisan) Republican, using all her skill to help the developers and the banks and the dorm builders as they do everything in their considerable power to turn our charming little oasis into a Roswell Road replica. So, let’s wait and see whether the (nonpartisan) Republicans have found themselves another stalking horse in Harry Sims. Do the math: the Republican vote, the black vote, the Christian vote. I know Harry is black, but so is Nancy a woman. The (nonpartisan) Republicans would prefer a white man in a suit, but winning with a candidate compatible with them is the only thing that counts. It remains to be seen whether young progressives, black and white, have enough energy to end the politics of the past and lead Athens into the present. f

It’s not quite there yet, but it’s getting closer. I’m referring to the health-care bill that repeals Obamacare, which passed the U.S. House and is now before the Senate, where a vote was postponed, but work will continue after the Fourth of July recess. If Trumpcare becomes law, it will have a devastating impact on Georgia’s low-income residents. That’s because this is not really a health-care bill. It is a tax cut bill that would reduce spending on Medicaid by $772 billion over the next decade, and use the funds to implement a tax break for America’s wealthiest citizens. The Congressional Budget Office said the bill would leave 22 million more people without insurance by 2026. In Georgia, an estimated 963,200 people would become uninsured. That total includes 701,600 people who would come off the Medicaid rolls because of cutbacks, along with 261,400 people who currently get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges. It also includes elderly people who can only afford to live in nursing homes because they receive Medicaid benefits. What would Georgia do if these people are turned out of their nursing homes? The Center for American Progress broke down those numbers by Georgia’s 14 congressional districts to estimate how many people in each district would lose coverage. 1st: 64,800. Buddy Carter voted for the House version of Trumpcare and said he was “thrilled” to do it. 2nd: 76,100. Sanford Bishop voted no. 3rd: 57,900. Drew Ferguson voted yes and said, “With today’s vote, I kept my promise to Third District residents to repeal the Affordable Care Act and build a health care system that works for everyone.” 4th: 78,900. Hank Johnson voted against Trumpcare.

5th: 82,300. John Lewis voted no. 6th: 53,600. Karen Handel was just sworn in to Congress, but has said she supports the repeal of Obamacare. 7th: 71,100. Rob Woodall voted yes and said, “This bill represents a thoughtful plan to keep the good ideas from the past.” 8th: 66,600. Austin Scott voted yes. 9th: 68,800. Doug Collins voted yes and said, “I agree with the president’s call this week for us to repeal Obamacare now, and I look forward to the Senate’s getting to work on this crucial bill.” 10th: 59,200. Jody Hice voted yes. 11th: 64,900. Barry Loudermilk voted yes and said his vote “builds a solid foundation for restoring free-market solutions and lowering the cost of health care in America.” 12th: 72,900. Rick Allen voted yes. 13th: 77,200. David Scott voted no. 14th: 68,900. Tom Graves voted yes and said, “We’re finally passing a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare that will hit the desk of a president who will sign it.” Georgia Sens. David Perdue and Johnny Isakson are expected to vote for Trumpcare if it comes up for a vote in the Senate. Republicans are pushing the bill even though polls show that a large majority of Americans do not like Trumpcare. In a recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, only 17 percent of those surveyed said they approved of the Senate’s bill, while 55 percent said they disapproved. A poll commissioned by USA Today found that only 12 percent supported Trumpcare while 53 percent said Congress should leave Obamacare alone or work to fix its problems while keeping its framework intact. If Senate and House members do agree on final passage of this health-care bill, I think they will quickly find out just how unpopular it is. f

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a largely absent senatorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;were â&#x20AC;&#x153;fundamentally unfair.â&#x20AC;? But still, it helped him win. McConnellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lack of scruples may make him the most influential person of our eraâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and may explain how a man who suffered from polio as a child can craft a bill that punishes people with similar illnesses. Even Donald Trump is worried that this bill is â&#x20AC;&#x153;meanâ&#x20AC;? or lacks â&#x20AC;&#x153;heart.â&#x20AC;? Based on his tweets last week, Trump seems to have only recently learned the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;obstructionist,â&#x20AC;? but it was McConnellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rallying cry from the beginning of the Obama Administration. It forced Obama to use executive Baynard Woods

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A swanky stretch of C Street near the Capitol in Washington, DC was blocked by a raucous crowd dancing in front of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house on an unseasonably cool summer evening. As music blasted from loudspeakers, the scene resembled a Pride block party, as about 50 members of the LGBTQ community and their allies attempted to dance away their fears and anger over McConnellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so-called health-care bill, which was negotiated in secret. The group behind the daylight dance party on C Street received an anonymous email with McConnellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home address, according to Carla Aronsohn, one of the organizers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By going to his house, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re giving the message: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to mess with your life if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to mess with ours,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Aronsohn said. According to the Congressional Budget Office, McConnellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taxcutting bill will strip health care from 22 million people. The LGBTQ community feels particularly vulnerable to these cuts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The health-care bill thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s currently in the House and the Senate would be a huge step back, both for trans people specifically, and for all of us who care about the health and the well-being of our neighbors,â&#x20AC;? said Rebecca Kling of the National Center for Transgender Equality. The group first gathered at Union Station to pass out rainbow suspenders, sunscreen, bottles of water and watermelon slices. Then they marched through the streets to â&#x20AC;&#x153;show with our bodies, with our voices, with our rad dance moves that this is an issue that is important to LGBT Americans and it is important to everyone,â&#x20AC;? Kling said as she assembled a long flagpole, on which she would soon hoist a rainbow flag and the pink, blue and white trans flag. As they set off, they were bookended by the cars of two authority figures: The mother of organizer Firas Nasr drove a station wagon at the head of the parade, and a police car trailed behind, flashing its own disco lights on the tony brownstones. Once the group arrived in front of McConnellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house, they began throwing confetti that, Nasr assured everyone, is biodegradable. It is doubtful the confetti will last that long on his sidewalk. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Washington, [McConnell] lived in a Capitol Hill townhouse where neighbors saw him come out on a regular basis with a broom in hand to sweep away every last bit of leaf or twig from his stoop,â&#x20AC;? Alec MacGillis wrote in his superb book The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell. MacGillisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2014 book paints a portrait of McConnell as a man cynical and shrewd enough to recognize his own limitations and compensate for them with procedural or monetary mastery. He relished the process of raising money, and used the cash he collected to pay people like Roger Ailes to create dishonest ads that would discredit his opponents. McConnell hired Ailes in 1984, when he first ran for the Senate, against two-term incumbent Walter â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deeâ&#x20AC;? Huddleston. According to MacGillis, McConnell later acknowledged that Ailesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ad showing Kentucky bloodhounds chasing down the incumbentâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;falsely depicted as

orders to accomplish his goals, and Trump has been able to easily overturn those. While his greatest victory is the theft of a Supreme Court seat, McConnellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first major binge on obstruction came in the long debate over Obamacare. McConnell ultimately lost that fight, and spent the next seven years talking about repealing and replacing it. Now that he actually has to do it, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not so easy. When the Senate bill was finally released, there was chaos at McConnellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. Capitol police officers pulled disabled people protesting from their wheelchairs and assistive devices and dragged them away. It was an outrageous scene. The activists displayed extraordinary courage in the face of McConnellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cowardice and the moral bankruptcy of officers just following orders. Against this backdrop, the crowd ecstatically dancing in front of McConnellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house was even more surprising in its embodiment of outrage and ecstasy. Trumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popularity is driven, in part at least, by the joy of anger. This is its oppositeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the anger of joy. The joyous outrage on display as the evening sun cast a spectacular golden light on all of the shaking booties, upraised fists and fluttering flakes of confetti somehow embodied the exact opposite of McConnell, who operates in shadows. On the day after the dance party, McConnell realized he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to get the votes he needed to pass the bill and postponed it until after the July 4 recess. The delay had everything to do with defecting Republicans and nothing to do with the getting down in front of his abode. Still, on the anniversary of our declaration of independence from England, as people ponder again what America means, I will think of these dancers as they shake it away from McConnellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house. f



Locked & Loaded Campus Carry Law Takes Effect at UGA By Blake Aued

From the start of the legislative session in January to May 26, when Deal signed the bill into law, his office fielded 14,873 calls in opposition and just 145 in support, according to statistics obtained by the progressive political group Athens for Everyone through an open records request. One local legislator, Sen. Bill Cowsert (R-Athens), cited strong opposition among his constituents as contributing to his decision to vote against the bill. Three members of Athens’ legislative delegation—Sen. Frank Ginn (R-Danielsville), Rep. Regina Quick (R-Athens) and Rep. Chuck Williams (R-Watkinsville)—voted for it. All three have said publicly that people should be able to defend themselves on campuses. One professor, Ginn said at a Federation of Neighborhoods meeting in May, told him she wished she had a gun when a large, angry-looking male student stormed into her classroom after class and frightened


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his week, University of Georgia students may be carrying a Beretta and bullets to class in addition to books. Getting a B in class might take on a whole new meeting. The new “campus carry” law passed by the state legislature and signed by Gov. Nathan Deal last spring took effect July 1. It allows people age 21 and older with concealedcarry permits to bring guns onto most parts of the UGA campus. The law is an extremely unpopular one—78 percent of Georgians opposed it in 2014, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll, and 54 percent said they didn’t want lawmakers to pursue the issue again this year—and likely nowhere more so than in Athens. Many UGA faculty and staff members are on edge, wondering how they’ll deal with an uncomfortable class discussion or an emotional or confrontational student who may or may not be armed. “I’ve heard people talk about leaving,” says Jenny Gropp, managing editor of The Georgia Review, UGA’s literary magazine, who helped organized opposition to the law. “They can’t teach in that environment. They’re nervous.” She says she’s mapped out escape routes from her office at the main library in case someone opens fire. “It certainly doesn’t help as a recruiting tool,” adds psychology professor Janet Frick, another vocal opponent of the law. She chairs the executive committee of the University Council, which voted to condemn the bill; so did the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences’ faculty Senate. “While members of the university community—including faculty, staff and students—have asked questions Athens residents protest the campus carry bill at the Arch on Apr. 25. about the new law, to our knowledge her. (The student, it turned out, was just looking for his no one has indicated that they plan to leave the university,” phone, Ginn said.) UGA spokesman Gregory Trevor says. Some supporters cited a handful of high-profile shootHowever, The Mercury in Manhattan, KS reported that ings and robberies in and around the Georgia Tech and several professors are leaving Kansas State University Georgia State University campuses in Atlanta. The UGA because a similar law recently took effect there. Last campus, though, is statistically one of the safest places in month, the newspaper quoted one professor who is retirAthens, if not the state. There were no murders, no armed ing, another who took a leave of absence to look for a new robberies and only three aggravated assaults on campus job and two more who are moving away and will teach last year, according to statistics UGA reported to the FBI. classes online. The University System of Georgia, the presidents of Last year, opposition from UGA faculty, staff and stuall 36 public colleges and universities in the state (includdents helped convince Deal to veto the law. He signed an ing Jere Morehead) and many law enforcement agencies unusually lengthy and fiery statement accompanying the opposed the bill. veto that laid out a long tradition of banning guns on col“I just think back to when I was in college and, you know, lege campuses, stretching from the Founding Fathers to the amount of alcohol that flows there, I just don’t see that a Supreme Court ruling by conservative Justice Antonin there is an upside to this,” Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields Scalia. told WABE, an Atlanta radio station. “I just think this really As they did last year, Gropp and a group of other local has the potential to really not be good.” poets and writers organized protests and mounted a However, lawmakers included a number of exceptions in Twitter campaign to convince Deal to veto the bill again, but the energy seemed to have waned. Gropp attributes this the bill that Deal had requested, convincing him to sign it. Guns are still illegal at athletic events and in fraternity and to activists being spread too thin after President Trump sorority houses, dorms, classrooms where dual-enrollment took office. “I knew it was going to be really tough to beat high-school students are attending class, faculty and this time around because of what people are calling ‘Trump administrative offices, disciplinary hearings and daycares. fatigue,’” she says. But it was left to the university system to parse the law’s Still, phone calls to Deal’s office expressing opposition language and decide how to enforce it. (For example, does to campus carry outnumbered calls in support 100 to one.

“athletic events” include tailgating? Spoiler alert: No, it does not.) The Board of Regents office in Atlanta issued guidance last month: • Only handguns are allowed, and they must be concealed underneath clothing. • Guns are not allowed in Sanford Stadium, but tailgaters can carry them on campus. • The exception for Greek houses only applies to those on university property; off-campus fraternities and sororities can opt to allow guns. • “Offices” only includes offices themselves, not waiting areas or hallways. • Instructors are not allowed to announce if a high-school student is enrolled in a class; gun owners are supposed to check with the registrar before bringing a gun to class. • Faculty and staff have been told not to ask whether a person who is armed has a concealed-carry permit; they’re supposed to leave any gunrelated issues to law enforcement. • UGA will not post signs outside areas where guns are restricted, nor provide gun lockers or other storage areas. (This has led to some fear that people will stash their guns in their cars, where they could be stolen, but Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Scott Freeman says he doesn’t see any cause for concern.) The rules mainly put the onus on gun carriers to police themselves, which has some folks worried that they’ll ignore the restrictions left in place. “Just by the flow of what university life is like, [students will] be moving in and out of authorized and unauthorized space, and it’ll be very difficult to know if an area is authorized,” Frick says. She doesn’t expect a sudden boom in the number of armed people on campus, although it’ll be difficult to tell if there is one. As for whether the law will have a chilling effect on academic debate, “that really depends on the number of people who bring legal guns onto campus and how they behave,” Frick says, pointing out that violent rhetoric and intimidation are still banned by the student code of conduct. On the other hand, studies show that armed individuals are more likely to perceive a neutral situation as a threatening one, the psychology professor says. “Having a gun changes your perception of what’s going on around you,” Frick says. Even with the clarification provided by the university system’s central office, questions remain. Some faculty and staff members have wondered whether, as employees, they can bring guns to work. (They can; the law applies to employees, students and visitors alike, and UGA can’t impose any additional restrictions, Trevor says.) And there are issues lawmakers never considered—for example, guns are allowed in laboratories, where explosive materials are sometimes stored, and an accidental discharge could kill dozens of people. That’s just one reason why Gropp says the fight isn’t over, and she hints at potential legal action. “You haven’t seen the last of protesting over this,” she says, “because we have to ensure the proper regulations are in place.” f

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ason Isbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Nashville Sound is the summer soundtrack for those of us who fled small towns because of the sexism or the racism or the lack of opportunities, only to see all of those things amplified by the election of Donald Trump, rendering our hometowns almost hostile to our very existence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I used to think that this was my town/ What a stupid thing to thinkâ&#x20AC;? the former Drive-By Trucker sings on â&#x20AC;&#x153;High Road,â&#x20AC;? the first single off the album. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hear youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re fighting off a breakdown/ I myself am on the brink.â&#x20AC;? It is a white manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record about the problems inherent in whiteness and masculinity, but as always, Isbell doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t preach. He tells stories, and he does it with as much literary ambition as any songwriter out there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elephant,â&#x20AC;? off of 2013â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Southeastern, is one of the most devastatingly sad songs youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ever hear, suffused with an aching gallows humor. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been struggling with these same issues: how to be a white man and not be a complete piece of garbage. So I figured Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d talk to Isbell about it, and about music and literature and other things.

I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think those are political questions; I think those are questions of, really, ethics and beliefs.

just enjoying your privilege, and never actually working for it by trying to level the playing field for other folks.

BW: I feel like, in especially â&#x20AC;&#x153;White Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World,â&#x20AC;? thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the sense that being white men, especially Southern, places us on the wrong side of history in a lot of ways. You end the song talking about the fire in your little girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyes. Did having a daughter help you grapple with masculinity and whiteness and all that stuff? JI: I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say it changed the way I looked at it, but it certainly made me more inspired to speak out about what I believe, you know. I think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve felt the way

BW: Yeah, when you sing about wishing youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never pretended not to hear another white manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s joke, like growing up or whatever, itâ&#x20AC;Ś JI: Yeah, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it every time. But I wish Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d spoken up every time, now. The older I get, the more I think I should have said something every single time I heard the N-word in elementary school, or every time I heard someone make a joke about women or Mexicans in a bar when I was growing up in Alabama. If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s any

Baynard Woods: Like you, I was born a Southern dude who left there, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve identified some with the the ways you struggle with that. It seems to be up front on this album. When â&#x20AC;&#x153;High Roadâ&#x20AC;? first came out, my wife and I both Isbell (center), with his band The 400 Unit. really felt like it was the first art that spoke to how we felt about our families that I feel for a long time, but when she came along, I thought, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to have and stuff at this moment. Did you write that to tell everybody how I feel now, one way after the election? Did it inspire that? or another, because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I want her Jason Isbell: I think that one was probto see, and if thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s any way I can make ably written before, but not long before, the world a better place for her, then thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s you know. â&#x20AC;&#x153;White Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Worldâ&#x20AC;? came after. what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to have to try to do.â&#x20AC;? But it But, you know, the climate was the same. didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change my beliefs, and I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The election was sort of a sneeze. I think how people are able to be white men with the cold has been lingering for quite a while now. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see the election as the culmina- daughters and still be bigots, you know, still tion of the problem, I see that as a symptom be misogynists. And what you said about being a white of the problem. But if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to make man, in certain ways it puts us on the a good story, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to need a good setting, and the only way for me to tell peo- wrong side, but I think more than that it gives us a responsibility. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to ple what the world is like right now before feel guilty or ashamed about being a white I can move on to narrative considerations man. I think those are terms that people is by explaining the climate, you know, the who are on the other side of the argument cultural social climate, and that, to me, just use. The criticism Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve received from â&#x20AC;&#x153;White canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be discussed unless you bring up the Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Worldâ&#x20AC;? comes in the form of proud divide in what people call politics. white men saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any shame I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really see it as politics, though. I hate that word for this purpose. I think pol- or guilt for being a white man.â&#x20AC;? But nobody should really have guilt or shame about itics is really more about how we exchange power, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about a business transaction something they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t control. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m born a in which we all determine who gets to make white person. The guilt and shame would come in if I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use my privilege to try to decisions on our behalf. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s make the world a better place for other peothe question here. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think that people ple. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where the guilt and the shame should be treated based on the color of comes inâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spent your whole life their skin or their gender or their identity.

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regrets as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting older, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stand up for people as often as I could have, and I think really thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m talking about in that song is, since all these doors are already open for me, being a white man, my job is to try to hold them for the person behind me or the person in front of me, to try to open them for someone they might be locked for. BW: So, I also write about politics, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to see Jeff Sessions testify tomorrow. JI: Olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Beauregard! BW: What would you say to olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Beauregard if you could take him back behind the barn and give him some advice or something? JI: He should have stayed in Alabama. It will be too much scrutiny for a boy like Beauregard. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heartbreaking for me to see all these real serious bigots coming up and getting good jobs and being in control of some shit. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where to start with Sessions. I mean, his idea of marijuana, first of all. I think if maybe he would smoke some of the marijuana, he would realize that people are all the same, and that smoking a joint once is not going to kill you. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no crack rock in a joint. f



ICYMI: Overlooked Albums from 2017’s First Half


cover a lot of local music in these pages, but due to the sheer volume of releases, good stuff often gets overlooked. Here are 12 albums from the first half of this year that we thought deserved a little more love. Stream them at

town, with one of its leaders being Michael Pierce, whose Leisure Service alter ego offers noisy variations on minimalist techno grooves. Dank Hell, a tight, four-song cassette released in April, features some of Pierce’s most putrescent work—see “Satan’s Sulphur”—but it isn’t all doom and gloom, as the 808-laden “Human Intention” can attest. [Gabe Vodicka]


The Remedy (IndieBoxKart)

Larry Gresham is Blacknerdninja’s right-hand man, contributing both fire and gravitas to that project and its popular live show. His latest solo offering establishes L.G. as a local hip-hop force in his own right. The nine-song record rejects current trends in favor of an early-’90s smooth-rap and R&B sound, nicely situating it apart from the rest of the scene. Two tracks of spoken-word poetry—courtesy of Squalle and Shedrick Barnett—reinforce the album’s contemplative approach. [GV]


Normaltown Sound Machine (Independent Release)


Under the Influence (Independent Release)

Featuring members of Ceiling Fan and The Salt Flats, new local band NSM dropped its debut EP in May. Its five tracks are minimalist dance-pop delights in the vein of ESG, complete with absurdist lyrics and squeaky-clean production. If you’re someone who thinks Athens music has become a tad too self-serious, NSM provides a playful alternative. [GV]

Atlanta’s trap scene called, and Caulfield answered. The rapper has carved out his own space in Athens hip hop, declaring on the EP’s namesake track, “It’s been a minute/ Been itchin’/ I’m back in the kitchen.” In addition to radioready fare like “They Don’t Know,” featuring verses from Dictator and Squalle, Under the Influence has some downright dirty gems in “Zoom” and “2 Legit” that provide a pleasure-focused counter to the EP’s opening salvo. [Andy Barton]

there’s almost no reason to ever turn on the radio. Need proof? Spin “What If” and get back to me. [Gordon Lamb]

Evan Tyor

F (Independent Release)

Scooterbabe’s Evan Tyor released this solo folk album in early May, a forlorn, intimate work permeated by rich instrumentation and nostalgic lyrics. The rest of the Scooterbabe crew is credited on the songs “Homebody” and “Pine Trees,” and while Tyor’s solo project lives and breathes as a separate entity from his other band’s works, it is filled with a similar genuine, tender musicality. [FN]

Under a Sky So Blue The Spectacle Provides (Star Rats)

After a year-plus hiatus, anarchist band UASSB released this metalcore-influenced screamo album earlier this year. The Spectacle Provides is a truly killer EP imbued with trudging, heavy guitar and drums and reinforced by chaotic, throat-shredding dual vocals. The group’s lyrics feel personally generated but societally motivated, like in “Make a Spectacle”: “You’ve succeeded in cheapening everything, and we can see your sharpened teeth/ What hypocrites.” [FN]

Various Artists

Bananagrams Vol. 4 (Marching Banana)

Since 2013, Drew Kirby’s Bananagrams project has brought Athens and Atlanta musicians together to collaborate. Vol. 4 was recorded live to tape, and everyone shared a room, making the project feel more cohesive. The result is an incredible 24-track collection of lo-fi pop and noise songs from some of the best local artists working today. Not every song is a home run, but the amount of talent, combined with Kirby’s excellent direction and curation, make this a valuable time capsule of Athens music in 2017. [Nathan Kerce]

Future Lives Mansions (Soft Magic)

The latest project from former King of Prussia songwriter Brandon Hanick boasts a lineup that includes members of Drive-By Truckers, Velveteen Pink and Boulevard. The band’s debut album takes Hanick’s melody-driven songwriting and infuses it with an ambling, pastoral quality befitting a shaded, porch-prone respite. Look no further than the airy pedal-steel lines of “California Vibe” or carefree bounce of “St. John’s Fair” for easy, breezy soundtracking. [AB]

Lavender Holyfield

Severe Blush

Comprised of some of Athens’ most essential experimental musicians—including members of The Olivia Tremor Control and Bubbly Mommy Gun—Lavender Holyfield’s first full-length deftly balances talents and personalities in a surrealist smorgasbord of atmospheric texture, off-kilter melody and starry-eyed lyricism. The psychedelic lilt of “Where Do Those Lasers Go?” and cinematic build-up of “Yellow Crowned Night Hero” point to a group whose relatively short time together belies its chemistry. [AB]

The spaced-out adventure that is the aptly named Uhura is a sample-based experimental techno album from Severe Blush, aka Logan Shirah. The record provokes imagery of lighthearted communications between fantastical alien creatures, but could just as easily soundtrack the building of an ant hill with effervescent tracks like “Ascent to Negation,” “Toad Boogie” and “Moss Garden.” [Frances Newton]

Leisure Service

Visions (Independent Release)

Rabbitboxing Midnightmouth (Cloud)

Dank Hell (Nullzone)

The last couple years have seen the rise of a small but active group of experimental electronic performers in

Uhura (Independent Release)

Son Zoo

Running a mere six tracks, Visions is a prime example of quality over quantity. Son Zoo’s rapid-fire spitting never lets up. Even when he slows down slightly, like on “Lucid Dream,” his melodies are so on point and sing-along ready


4da99 (Independent Release)

Known as a taste-making, forward-thinking producer, Wes Johnson pushes himself further on 4da99. On his first outing as a rapper, his voice is rich, deep and sharp. Though it’s stylistically similar to several conscious rap artists from the ’90s, those comparisons seem intentional. (Check the title.) The EP is less a change than a continuation, and it’s exciting to anticipate where Johnson will go next. [GL] f

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threats & promises

Hand Sand Hands Returns Plus, More Music News and Gossip By Gordon Lamb Annie Marcum

WELCOME HOME: Jon Miller returns this week with his first full-length album under his Hand Sand Hands moniker since 2014. Beset by grief and artistic malaise, Miller spent the past few years concentrating on other projects and traveling before eventually finding his way back to the recording studio. Miller’s new album, Bad Mountain, is likely the most straightforward collection of work he’s ever done. Although his style is such that he still maintains Hand Sand Hands’ tell-tale palette of background noise, clicks and clacks and other non-traditional rhythm sources, this album is centered on discernible melody, recognizable chord progressions and an embrace of tradition. In a sense, it’s a musical homecoming to a place Hand Sand Hands hasn’t ever really called home. There are several truly beautiful moments here (e.g., the instrumental section toward the end of “Magazine”), and it wouldn’t be difficult to make a whole list of them. But you’ll be better edified by finding them yourself. Check out our exclusive stream of the track “Vowels” at flagpole. com, and hear the whole thing after the release date of July 7 at handsandhands. and arrowhawkrecords.

Hand Sand Hands

PUMP UP THE VOLUME: Troy Mattison Hicks, aka Zelium, is currently doing a regular DJ gig at Iron Factory on Sunday nights. As Hicks is a deep-house music fiend and producer, it’s a nice touch that these nights are dubbed (pun!) Paradise Patio, in a hat tip to New York City’s Paradise Garage. After working with the

Slingshot Festival and the Boybutante Ball, Zelium is starting to play live more and reach out into the community. He’s already made enormous strides on his own, though, with fellow heads. His personal discography is sizable, and his most recent track, “Perfection,” features Marie Davon (Powerkompany) contributing vocals. (Zelium did a remix of Powerkompany’s “Can’t Cry” last year.) Most interesting to me right now, though, is Hicks’ podcast “Suspiciously Deep.” This is where you can really hear his DJ skills shine. There are currently 37 episodes available, and each is a nice mix of tunes. Find his singles at, and grab his podcast at suspiciously ADULT EDUCATION: Falco Brown’s frontman and songwriter Tyler Key released his most recent set of solo recordings, Long Run the Fugitives, a few weeks ago. It’s a tight collection of tunes spanning the thoughtful length of 10 tracks. Key has a distinctly pleasant voice with a nice mid-range timbre he can occasionally stretch to higher levels, but he never forces it. His songwriting works best when it feels organic, and much less so when it feels forced. For example, he

positively shines on “Happy Birthday Sad Whiteboy Nation,” “Young Once” and “Penelope (Hold On),” but completely misses his mark on the well-intentioned but disastrously executed political screed “Hole to the End of the World Talkin’ Blues.” Most everything is acoustically based, but it’s far from a rote acoustic singer-songwriter record. It’s fully fleshed out with consistent production values and occasionally lush arrangements. Check him out at tylerkey. YOU CAN TUNE A PIANO, BUT YOU CAN’T…: Tunabunny returned with its first new album since 2014 last week. It’s a huge double LP named PCP Presents Alice in Wonderland Jr., and Lord knows whatever community theater company was the victim of this title usurpation never had any idea that its marquee would inspire something so distant from a Disney vision. But, the thing is, maybe the new record’s not too far away. It’s consistent with Tunabunny’s nearly decade-long walk away from pure confrontational obnoxiousness to highly textured and laboriously composed concept albums. It’s weird in enough places to remind you of its art-pop bona fides, and pop in enough places to remind you of its rock and roll bona fides. Tunabunny is still at its absolute best when performing live, but there’s pleasure in being able to take in the dark charms of, say, “Blackwater Homes” all alone. The record comes courtesy of the band’s longtime home, HHBTM Records, and is available locally at Wuxtry Records and online at and f








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MUSIC | Fri, Jul 7

THEATER | Jul 7–9 & 14–16

MUSIC | Sat, Jul 8

Georgia Museum of Art · 7 p.m. · FREE! The museum’s Films in Key West series is held in conjunction with the exhibition “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan,” a collection of etchings that frequently depict Key West. Closing out the series, the 1993 comedy Matinee stars John Goodman as Lawrence Woolsey, an independent filmmaker offering an in-person appearance to accompany the screening of Mant!, his thriller about a man-ant hybrid. Set in Key West as President Kennedy announces the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba, political turmoil parallels the atomic radiation-themed horror of his movie. The evening includes a short introduction by a guest speaker, as well as a conversation following the film. [Jessica Smith]

The Foundry · 8 p.m. · $15–20 The second annual Camp Twitch and Shout benefit show will help the organization, which hosts a one-week sleep-away camp at Camp Twin Lakes in Winder for kids diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. The program is now in its ninth year, and draws approximately 140 campers and over 100 volunteers annually. Featured artists Friday are Rick Fowler and Friends, Aaron Gibson (a veteran of “The Voice”) and The Vinyl Strangers. A live auction will be held for a Deadwood Guitar, too. The show begins at 8 p.m., the minimum age is 18, and tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. See thefoundryathens. com for tickets, and visit for more information on the camp. [Gordon Lamb]

Jefferson High School · $5–10 Presented by the nonprofit Jackson County-based arts group Jefferson Community Theatre, the double feature series includes Lori Allen Ohm’s Night of the Living Dead and Lucille Fletcher’s Sorry, Wrong Number. The first is a stage adaptation of George Romero’s classic 1968 film about a group of people taking refuge in an abandoned house as corpses begin to rise from the dead, while the latter centers on unraveling a murder plot overheard through a telephone glitch. Despite the presence of zombies, these productions are considered familyfriendly. Friday and Saturday showings will be held at 7 p.m. and cost $10, and Sunday matinees will be held at 2 p.m. and cost $5. [JS]

Georgia Theatre Rooftop · 9 p.m. · FREE! Atlanta duo CLAVVS brings its alluring blend of trip-hop-influenced electronics and pop songwriting to the Georgia Theatre Rooftop Saturday for what is sure to be a sultry, body-moving affair. On its latest full-length, World Underwater, CLAVVS refines its approach to songwriting and recording, delivering an extremely pointed 10-song affair as focused on atmosphere as it is on message. The pair, consisting of singer/lyricist Amber Reneé and Grammy-winning producer Graham Marsh, uses the mythological and supernatural to further explore themes of female empowerment and self-determination, coating references to Medusa and the Sirens in thick beats and lofty synth pads. [Andy Barton]


Wednesday 5 CLASSES: Photoshop for Beginners (ACC Library) This hands-on class will introduce you to the basics of Photoshop. Registration required. 7 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. 4–7 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Athens Showgirl Cabaret (Go Bar) Watch the talent show then the house cast. 10 p.m. $3.

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FILM: Cult Classic Wednesday (The Foundry) Watch Meatballs on the big screen. 7:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Geeks Who Drink Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) (Washington St.) Play to win. 8 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: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www.

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: 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 KIDSTUFF: Star-Spangled Storytime (Bogart Library) Celebrate the red, white and blue with a storytime featuring songs and crafts featuring the USA. 10:30 a.m. FREE!

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KIDSTUFF: Juggling Extravaganzapalooza (Oconee County Civic Center) Todd Key’s performance combines comedy and juggling. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday. 7 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Skincare Essentials for Teens (Bogart Library) Licensed esthetician Courtney Rice will host a hands-on workshop for ages 10–18. 3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/bogart KIDSTUFF: Nerd Herd Helps Out (Oconee County Library) Make crafts for a cause. Items will support the Athens Area Humane Society. Watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find

Them while you work. Grades 6–12. 6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee LECTURES & LIT: Word of Mouth Poetry (The Globe) Open mic poetry readings. This month’s featured reader is Robert Lee Kendrick. 8–11 p.m. FREE! www.facebook. com/athenswordofmouth MEETINGS: CHUGALUG (Free IT Athens) Classic Hackers UGA Linux Users Group meets the first Wednesday of every month. 8 p.m. FREE!

Thursday 6 CLASSES: Knit Happens (Oconee County Library) Beginners can learn how to knit and intermediate knitters

can get help on projects. 2 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: KnitLits (Bogart Library) Knitters of all levels are welcome. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/bogart FILM: Films in Key West (Georgia Museum of Art) Watch Matinee in conjunction with the exhibition “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan.” See Calendar Pick on p. 11. 7 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Music Trivia (Saucehouse Barbeque) Meet at the bar for a round of trivia. 8 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Lego Club (Oconee County Library) Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based activities. Legos k continued on next page

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THE CALENDAR! provided. Ages 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11. 4 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Kids Knit (Bogart Library) Learn to knit. 4 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Lunch and Learn (Bogart Library) Learn how to make your own rainbow dough. Lunch provided. 12:15 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Cirque du Todd (ACC Library) Todd Keyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s circus combines juggling, magic and comedy. 10:30 a.m. FREE! athens LECTURES & LIT: After the End: A Post-Apocalyptic Book Group (ACC Library) Help select the reading list for next 12 months. Newcomers welcome. 7 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! PERFORMANCE: Drag Show (Max) Local drag troupe The Kourtesans perform. 10 p.m. www.facebook. com/themaxcanada

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CLASSES: Basic Computer Skills (Oconee County Library) Learn setup, maintenance and how to install and uninstall software. Registration required. 2 p.m. FREE! COMEDY: First Fridays Comedy Open Mic (Veronicaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sweet Spot) Show up and go up. 7:30 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 required. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. $8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. $8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. EVENTS: Friends First Friday (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) This month Clifford Brock will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Summer Blooming Bulbs.â&#x20AC;? Breakfast included. Presented by Friends of the Garden. 9 a.m. $12. 706-542-6138 EVENTS: Body Positive Lingerie Show (The Office Lounge) The show will celebrate beauty and sexuality in all shapes, sizes, genders and personalities. 9 p.m. www. EVENTS: Hackathon (The Hatch, 160 Tracy St.) Craft, paint, draw, sew, build, repair, solder and hack things. Participants do not need to bring a project but the favorite project wins a prize. Pizza provided. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook. com/hatchathens KIDSTUFF: Chapter Chat Book Club (Bogart Library) Young chapter book readers, ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8, are invited to choose a chapter book, chat and enjoy activities. 4 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (ACC Library) Join other 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 graders to watch, read and talk about anime and manga. 2 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650 MEETINGS: Libertarian Party (Zombie Coffee and Donuts) Discuss getting an official LP affiliate in Athens. 7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook. com/lpgeorgia PERFORMANCE: Athens Showgirl Cabaret (The Pub at Gameday) The Athens Showgirl Cabaret presents

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performances. Dotte Comm from Atlanta makes a guest appearance. 10:30 p.m. $3. THEATER: Chills & Thrills Double Feature (Jefferson High School Performing Arts Center) The Jefferson Community Theatre presents two suspensful plays. Night of the Living Dead is based on the George Romero film and Sorry Wrong Number is based on the 1940s radio show and 1948 film. See Calendar Pick on p. 11. July 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8, 14â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15, 7 p.m. July 9 & 16, 2 p.m. $10.

Saturday 8 CLASSES: Urban Farming Workshop (West Broad Market Garden) A hands-on workshop. 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. CLASSES: Plant Walk (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Bernard Cook leads a walk on foraging wild plants for food, medicine and functionality. 9:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. $25. COMEDY: OpenTOAD Comedy Open Mic (Flicker Theatre & Bar) This regular comedy open mic features established comedians and newcomers alike. 9 p.m. $5. www. EVENTS: Local Indie Label Record Fair (CinĂŠ BarcafĂŠ) The label fair features Fall Break Records, Gypsy Farm, Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records, Loud Baby Sounds, Marching Banana Records, Null Zone, Orange Twin Records, Perfect Attendance Records and Plus 100 Records. High Fidelity will be screened as part of the CinĂŠ Summer Series. 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. www.athenscine. com EVENTS: Adoption Event (Southern Brewing Company) Meet your new best friend at the brewery. 2:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6:30 p.m. EVENTS: Open House (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Explore the creek and brick factory on the Nature Center property. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Empower Hour Dance Party (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) Mariah Parker (Lingua Franca) leads a dance party in conjunction with the exhibition â&#x20AC;&#x153;Emerges X.â&#x20AC;? See Art Notes on p. 20. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. www. EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. 8 a.m. FREE! EVENTS: West Broad Farmers Market (West Broad Market Garden) Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment. 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Really Really Free Market (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Free food prepared by Food Not Bombs. Second Saturday of every month. 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m. FREE! FILM: Film Screening (ACC Library) See cultures clash in Spanglish, starring Paz Vega and Adam Sandler. 2:30 p.m. FREE!

FILM: Second Saturday Movie (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Cool off with a cool family film. 2 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Magic the Gathering: Hour of Devestation (1040 Gaines School Rd.) The midnight pre-release includes a pizza party. 12 a.m. KIDSTUFF: Sensory Exploration (Oconee County Library) Preschoolers can explore different stations filled with sensory materials. 2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee LECTURES & LIT: Hiram House Presentation (ACC Library) Dr. Robert Harrison will speak about preserving the home and office of Dr. Ida Mae Johnson Hiram, Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first African American female dentist. 1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens THEATER: Chills & Thrills Double Feature (Jefferson High School Performing Arts Center) See Friday listing for full description July 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8, 14â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15, 7 p.m. July 9 & 16, 2 p.m. $10.

Sunday 9 ART: Sunday Spotlight Tour (Georgia Museum of Art) Docents lead a tour of highlights from permanent collection. 3 p.m. FREE! www. CLASSES: Calligraphy Class (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Registration required. 3 p.m. FREE! madison EVENTS: Athens for Everyone Anniversary Party ( Hill St. and N. Harris St.) Celebrate three years of progressive advocacy with games and food. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Animation in the Garden (127 Herman St.) Watch Miyazakiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s animated historical drama The Wind Rises in a local art garden. BYOB and blanket. 8 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Tail Wagginâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tutors (Oconee County Library) Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment that helps kids develop their reading skills and builds confidence. Register for a 15-minutes session. Grades K-5. 3 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 OUTDOORS: Full Moon Hike: Buck Moon (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) See the Garden come alive at night. Each hike will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations or nocturnal creatures. Be prepared for a two-mile walk through wooded trails. 8 p.m. $5. THEATER: Chills & Thrills Double Feature (Jefferson High School Performing Arts Center) See Friday listing for full description July 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8, 14â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15, 7 p.m. July 9 & 16, 2 p.m. $10.

Monday 10 EVENTS: The Down Dog Days of Summer (The Foundry) Lululemon Athens and Shakti Power Yoga Athens present a sunset flow class on the patio. 7:30 p.m. 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: Geeks Who Drink Trivia (Highwire Lounge) Test your general knowledge for prizes. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. FREE!

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 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. Registration required. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;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!

Tuesday 11 CLASSES: AdultingU (ACC Library) The libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new series shares skills and life hack training designed for adults. This week features basic car maintenance like changing a tire,

who wants to be a space mechanic instead of a princess. STEAM crafts include galaxy slime and rocket ships. Ages 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11. 2:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Lunch & Learn (Bogart Library) Build with straws. 12:15 FREE! KIDSTUFF: Crafternoon (Oconee County Library) Make and take a craft. Materials provided. Grades 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. 2:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Cooking with Jayln (ACC Library) Learn basic cooking skills with limited ingredients to whip up a tasty snack. Ages 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens LECTURES & LIT: Financial Literacy Class (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Learn how to build a better financial future. 6 p.m. FREE! madison PERFORMANCE: Sunflower Music Series (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) This month features String Theory. 7 p.m. $5 (ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12), $15. SPORTS: Table Tennis Matches and Training (East Athens Community Center) Beginner to

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: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie) (Eastside) Every Wednesday. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Saucehouse Barbeque) Gather a team. 8 p.m. GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 KIDSTUFF: The Bean & Bear Show (Bogart Library) Bean and Bear put on a show with magic and puppetry. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Family Music Jam (Oconee County Library) Join Miss Rebecca and her ukulele for a sing-



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Multicult plays the Caledonia Lounge on Friday, July 7. checking the battery, checking the oil and more. 7 p.m. FREE! 706613-3650 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) (2301 College Station Rd.) Every Tuesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) Hosted by James Majure. 6 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Playtest Night (The Rook and Pawn) Demo Patrol, an intense game set in the Vietnam War. 7:30 p.m. GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) Trivia with host Caitlin Wilson. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 GAMES: Bingo (Tedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Best) Win drinks, sweet treats and gift cards. Every Tuesday on the patio. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Nic. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: PRISM Presents (Oconee County Library) Watch Corpse Bride on the big screen. Popcorn provided. Grades 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. 3 p.m. FREE! oconee KIDSTUFF: Interstellar Cinderella (ACC Library) Participants will hear about an alternate Cinderella

advanced skill levels welcome. Tuesdays, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. FREE! www.

Wednesday 12 CLASSES: Gardening Class (ACC Library) This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s topic is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Water-Wise Gardening.â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Computer Class (Bogart Library) Go over basic layouts, cover letters and more resumĂŠ tips and tricks. 1 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Rabbit Box (The Foundry) Storytellers share true-life tales. This month theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;If These Walls Could Talk.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. $7. EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) See Wednesday listing for full description 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. FREE! FILM: Summer Movie Night (Georgia Theatre) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Los Angeles Nightâ&#x20AC;? will screen Boogie Nights (7 p.m.) and L.A. Confidential (9:45 p.m.) 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Geeks Who Drink Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) (Washington St.) Play to win. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) See Wednesday listing for

a-long. Limited supply of rhythm instruments available. For children of all ages and their guardians. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee KIDSTUFF: Bean & Bear (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Meet Bean and Bear, the silliest friends ever, for stories, puppets and wacky hijinks. 2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday. 7 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Draw That Animal! (ACC Library) Draw animals just from hearing the description. Ages 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. 2 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (Oconee County Library) Watch some anime and manga, listen to J-Pop music, eat Japanese snacks and share fan art. Ages 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

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Locos Grill & Pub 6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Rd. location) CHRIS HAMPTON TRIO A versatile band that plays covers, originals and gladly takes requests. 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 originals, improv and standards.

CEMETERY FLOWERS Industrial noise group from Philadelphia. 11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by John “Dr. Fred” Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. 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 TRE POWELL Local singer-songriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes.

MULTICULT Noisy post-punk band from Baltimore. VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes. Creature Comforts Brewery 5 p.m. AYO RIVER Atlanta-based indie-pop band. JUAN DE FUCA Driving indie-rock band fronted by Jack Cherry. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5. NEWMONEY Alternative hip-hop project out of Atlanta. LUKE BASS Athens-based new wave and electronic producer. PANSY Athens punk band influenced by raw ‘80s hardcore.

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 for your booty shaking pleasure. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music. KIELY SCHLESINGER Nashvillebased Americana singer-songwriter. Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

The World Famous 9:30 p.m. SATYR Proggy post-hardcore group from Atlanta. TRASH Hartwell-based punk band. A BOY NAMED JOHN Pop-punk band from New Jersey. BURNS LIKE FIRE Stewed, screwed and tattooed punk rock band from Athens.

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Blue Sky 10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153 WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday! Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. HIVEHEAD Garage-punk band from Johnson City, TN. FAT NEPTUNE Up-and-coming Athens psych-rock four-piece. KINGFISHER HEIGHTS New local group playing lo-fi pop. TIM FOLEY Member of local band Bosco plays a solo set. Flicker Theatre & Bar 8:30 p.m. ANNIE MERKLEY Singer-songwriter and leader of former Athens band Annie & Her Guns performs. THE 8-TRACK GORILLA The mysterious costumed local musician performs. FUTURE LIVES Athens-based Calicountry project from King of Prussia songwriter Brandon Hanick. JIM WILSON Local songwriter and musician (The TaxiCab Verses) performs.

Sick Din plays The World Famous on Sunday, July 9. THE SOUND STATION New local garage-rock group.

The Foundry 7 p.m. FREE! KIP JONES & FRIENDS Playing James Taylor covers on the patio terrace.

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

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www. DJ OSMOSE Spinning an all-vinyl set of funk, soul, roots reggae and more. On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. THE ARTISANALS Charleston, SC indie rock band led by songwriters Johnny Delaware and Clay Houle.

Southern Brewing Company 5 p.m. KASONDRA ROSE Florida-based singer-songwriter with pop, jazz and indie influences.

Go Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-5609 APPARITION New local band playing hardcore thrash. NAARC Atlanta-based “trap-goth” band featuring former members of Hawks. THE CLOTH Noise-rock band from Philadelphia.

Friday 7 Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. 706-369-3040 AVERY DEAKINS BAND Playing blues, funk and Southern rock. Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20). THE POWDER ROOM Local sludgy noise-rock trio.

NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local buzz band plays energetic, lo-fi punk rock. The Foundry 8 p.m. $15 (adv), $20 (door). www. CAMP TWITCH & SHOUT BENEFIT This concert, featuring Aaron Gibson (from “The Voice”), The Vinyl Strangers and Rick Fowler and Friends, will benefit Camp Twitch and Shout, for those affected by Tourette syndrome. See Calendar Pick on p. 11. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. $5. TRISTEN Versatile, Nashville-based pop singer-songwriter. THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, shoegaze-inspired Southern rock. On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www. TRAP HOUSE FRIDAYS Featuring DJ sets from Retrograde and Trap Snacks.

Iron Factory 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877 BRANDON LEON DAVID Soulful local singer-songwriter. SHYLAND Poetic hip-hop group from Spartanburg, SC. MULTIFACE ENT Eccentric hip-hop crew from Atlanta. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 SHIMMY & THE BURNS Countryinfluenced folk rock band from Knoxville, TN. The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840 REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday! 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Saucehouse Barbeque 7 p.m. FREE! CONNER BROOKE DRYDEN Up-and-coming local country singer-songwriter.

Southern Brewing Company 4:30 p.m. VINYL NIGHT Spinning funk, soul and rock records. Terrapin Beer Co. 4:30 p.m. JIM COOK High-energy solo blues performer with strong vocals, slide guitar and “swamp stomp.”

Saturday 8 Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. BIGGER MOUNTAIN Local heavy rock band. LIBERATOR Athens-based threepiece hard-rock band. PSYOP New local hard-rock group. NINEVEH’S GARDEN Local progressive metal band. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www. CLAVVS Atlanta-based indie-pop and trip-hop duo. See Calendar Pick on p. 11. On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. The summer “VS” series pits two musical powerhouses against each other each week. 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 faves. 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! Iron Factory 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877 DAVE LOCOCO Local traditional folk singer-songwriter. B.Y.V. Atlanta-based conscious-rap collective with a live band. CHROMAZOME Original instrumental rock quartet with grey beards. BLANKS AND POSTAGE Athensbased alt-rock band. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 PILGRIM Local hard-hitting, riff-heavy rock band led by Paul McHugh. The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840 SANCTIFIED REVIVAL Classic and Southern rock-influenced band. Southern Brewing Company 2:30 p.m. QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.

Sunday 9 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 OPEN MIC Sing loud, sing proud.

Iron Factory 9 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877 PARADISE PATIO A weekly LGBTQfriendly series focusing on eclectic techno and deep-house electronica, hosted by DJ Zelium. The World Famous 9 p.m. $5. SICK DIN Solo avant-garde pop project of NYC musician Bethany Dinsick. ROMANTIC THRILLER “Spooky, loquacious synthpop” by Brooklyn artist Rebecca Huston. ISAAK PANCAKE Solo drum and electronic project from Art Contest’s Garrett Burke. FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.

Monday 10 Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www. STUYEDEYED Brooklyn-based experimental garage-rock band. THE TAXICAB VERSES Local group fronted by Jim Wilson and inspired by the traditional sounds of Ghana. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 REPTILE CHAPEL Experimental rock band from Florida. BIG NITTY Avant-garde pop group from San Francisco. BEATLES HAIRCUT No info available. MANS TRASH Skewed pop sounds from Mercer West (The Dream Scene, Bubbly Mommy Gun). O NELLY No info available. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night every Monday. Hosted by Larry Forte. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 GNARLY G & FRIENDS Get down with some funky, horn-laden tunes. Your Pie 6 p.m. FREE! 706-705-1510 (Watkinsville location) JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.

Tuesday 11 The Foundry Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www. BEAU & LUCI Folk-rock sister-sister duo from South Georgia. MICHAEL LOGEN Nashville-based solo Americana artist. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www. MARADEEN High-energy five-piece rock group from Nashville. On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www. ANDY BRUH Local DJ Andy Herrington spins and mixes dubstep, EDM and bass music. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 FREESTYLE CYPHER NIGHT Hosted by Lingua Franca.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 6 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com PIANO HAPPY HOUR Jason Fuller, Bart King, Grant Cowan, Caroline Aiken and guests play piano songs in the round. 8:30 p.m. PERIOD SIX Playing a unique blend of jazz standards featuring collective communication and soulful improvisation. 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 Uncle Dave Griffin and Ty Manning.

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Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam led by keyboardist Dustin Goddard. Caledonia Lounge 8 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20). www. MOTHERS The popular indie-rock band’s leader, Kristine Leschper, plays an intimate solo set. GROUP STRETCHING Local postpop project led by Mothers’ Matthew Anderegg. DAGMAR VORK Athens-baed DIY musician, songwriter and visual artist. BIG HART Downer-folk project from local musician William Marks. Flicker Theatre & Bar 7 p.m. CARLA LEFEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, plays old-school jams, groovy funk and sweet pop. JOHN & KIRAN FERNANDES Father and son team up for an experimental instrumental set. 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. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com BRIAN SMITH Classical and avantgarde guitarist who incorporates various looping effects. Locos Grill & Pub 6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location) KIP JONES Local songwriter playing all your favorite folk, rock, R&B and country covers and some of his own tunes. 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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Art AAAC Grants (Athens, GA) The Athens Area Arts Council is seeking applicants for its quarterly $500 grants. All local artists, arts organizations or arts-based projects are welcome to apply. Deadlines Sept. 15 and Dec. 15. 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. athfest #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.

Classes Acroyoga Jam (Center City Ballet, 750 N. Chase St.) Work in trios and roatate through the roles of base,

flier and spotter. Sundays, 8 p.m. $5. 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 Awakening Inner Intimacy (Athens Five Points Yoga Studio) Review the Niyamas to re-kindle a personal understanding of yourself. July 16, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $80. www. 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. 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. “Canning Class” covers how to preserve this summer’s produce. July 8, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $10. RSVP. 706742-0823, wintervillecenter@gmail. com,

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, Computer Classes (ACC Library) “Word 2013: Basic Formatting.” July 11, 10 a.m. “Word 2013: Styles, Themes and Templates.” July 18, 10 a.m. “Excel 2013: Spreadsheet Basics.” July 25, 10 a.m. 706-613-3650, www.athens Continuing Education Classes (Athens Technical College) “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. July 24–28. Baking Class Camps cover soft rolls, enriched doughs, quick breads, biscuits, tarts and more. July 17–21. Both camps held 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $200. charleshay@ Digital Media Center Classes (ACC Library) “Photoshop for Beginners.” July 5, 7 p.m. “Video Editing for Beginners.” July 12, 7 p.m. “Manga Studio for Beginners.” July 22, 3 p.m. “Aftereffects for Beginners.” July 26, 7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens Flower Arranging (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) The five-part certification series covers “Line Mass Design,” “Foliage Design,” “Creative and Miniature Design” and more. Begins Aug. 8, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $45 per unit. botgarden.

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Hot Yoga (Fuel Hot Yoga) Classes in hot yoga are offered seven days a week. Beginners welcome. Student discounts available. 706-353-9642, Knitting Classes (Revival Yarns) “Socks That Fit” is a two-session class. July 15 & 29, 10:30–11:30 a.m. $30. “Knit Kids Class” is just for kiddos. July 18, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. $15. “Knit 1” introduces the tools and craft of knitting. July 19, 6–7 p.m. “Crochet 1” introduces the basics. July 22 or 28, 10:30–11:30 a.m. FREE! “Crochet 2” introduces double crochet. July 20, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $30. RSVP. www. 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 and other heavy hitters 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/ class. Drop-ins welcome. nursenick 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,, 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. Drop-ins welcome. www.athensfive 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 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. Call to register. July 8, 15 & 22, 2–3:30 p.m. $45. 706-613-1143, sangha@, www.healing

Cameron Bergiund’s collection of watercolors is on view at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia Sunday, July 9–Sunday, Aug. 13.

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. www. 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., Community Clothing Closet (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 706 Whitehead Rd.) Seeking donations of clean, lightly used clothing, especially professional clothing that can be worn to job interviews. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing will be offered at an event on Aug. 5. 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., Gentiva Hospice (855 Gaines School Rd.) Volunteer with patient visits or administrative support. 706-549-5736, michelle.moulton@ 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 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 Girls Rock Camp (Athens, GA) Girls Rock Camp guides kids through music education, creation and performance. Campers form a band, write songs and perform. No experience required. July 31–Aug.

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AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Sarah Hessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; paintings are inspired by natural 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, Drew Huggins, Courtney McCracken, Mariah Parker and Caty Cowsert. Closing reception July 16. 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. CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) See a colorful paper and paste installation of over 100 of Lou Kregelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trademark chrysanthemum designs. Through July 9 â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Skateboard Deck Art Showâ&#x20AC;? is a fundraiser for Skate Park of Athens: Phase 2 Expansion Project. Opens July 11. Reception July 23.. DONDEROSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) The collages of Susan Pelham are influenced by Surrealism and Magic Realism. Through July. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Bill Silman. Through July. ELLISON, WALTON & BYRNE (2142 W. Broad St.) Artful weavings by Erika Lewis. Through August. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Braid Aid Fest presents a month-long auction of mental health-inspired artwork by over 20 artists including Andy Gonzales, Christopher Ingham, James Wilson, Jeremy Kiran Fernandes, Jessica Smith, Ruth Allen and Mina Kim. Through July. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rock Paper Scissorsâ&#x20AC;? presents works of paper by Malissa Ryder, Kendal Nevada King, Blaire Janine Taylor, Lucha Rodriguez, Leisa Rich and Elizabeth Lide. Through July 29. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Ruth Allen. 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;Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan.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. GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rainbow Cubeâ&#x20AC;? is a site-specific

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stop, we can help. 706-389-4164, Caregiversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Support Group (Tuckston United Methodist Church) Find support with other caregivers. Non-denominational 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. Thursdays, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. except July 13 & 20, 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 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. FREE! 770-2250804 ext. 700, namihallga@gmail. com, f

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Early morning drop-off and afternoon care available. Ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. $135/week. 706-549-8490, info@ Summer Food Service Free lunches will be served to children at multiple locations around Athens. Check website for participating locations and schedule. Through July 14. 706-425-5367, www.athens Teen/Tween Drawing Class (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Learn how to draw with Madison County High School student Hannah Westwood. Sundays through July. Ages 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. www.


passes $20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;40. Summer Adventure Clubs (Primrose School of Athens) â&#x20AC;&#x153;X Marks the Spotâ&#x20AC;? imagines what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be like on a deserted island. Begins July 10. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quiet on the Setâ&#x20AC;? gives kids an opportunity to try their hand at film production. Begins July 17. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Midnight at the Museumâ&#x20AC;? explores Egyptian hieroglyphics, dinosaur skeletons and history through visits to museums. Begins July 24. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Lies Beneathâ&#x20AC;? explores the depths of the deep plue. Begins July 31. For ages 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. www.primroseathens. com 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. Summer Enrichment Program (Athens Montessori School) Weekly programs include art, music, games and experiments.


4. Showcase on Aug. 5. Ages 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;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 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. Begins July 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;14. $160â&#x20AC;&#x201C;260., www.intermezzopiano. com/piano-academy Open Art Studio & Summer Camps (Frog Stomp Studio, 160 Tracy St.) Open Art Studio is offered Tuesdaysâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fridays. Weekly summer camps run through July 24. Themes include â&#x20AC;&#x153;Movement & Simple Machines,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Welcome to the Jungle,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Space Dreams and Shooting Starsâ&#x20AC;? and more. Ages 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11. $200/week. Check website for descriptions and times. info@, www.frog Splash Pad (Multiple Locations) ACC Leisure Services offers the Trail Creek Park Splash Pad and Rocksprings Splash Pad. Tuesdaysâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sundays through Aug. 6, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5:30 p.m. $1/person. Pool


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Empowered Art ‘Emerges X’ Highlights Rising Artists Striving for Change By Jessica Smith While many of the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art’s exhibitions tend to gravitate towards professional work or thematic focuses, the annual “Emerges” show is reserved for rising local artists who are relatively new to the scene. For its decade milestone, curator Madeline Bates invited five artists who promote positive change through their creative practices. Ranging from ceramics to silkscreening, photography and discourse, the exhibition touches on a variety of cultural, political and environmental concerns and emphasizes art’s ability to educate and empower communities. Mariah Parker, also known as Lingua Franca, is a hip-hop performer and community organizer who finds that the two roles often go hand-in-hand. Her academic research in the MA program in linguistics at UGA has focused on hip-hop discourse, and she will soon begin the PhD program in language in literacy education. Outside of the classroom, she is the founder of the Hot Corner Hip Hop showcase, which supports both local and touring performers in an effort to cultivate a more inclusive community. “The importance of calling people in, rather than out, cannot be overstated,” says Parker. “I think music is extremely powerful for its ability to draw listeners into solidarity with the artist. Even when our music boils with anger, there’s something about the musical experience that massages listeners into considering our point to a degree they may resist in conversation or when reading an op-ed… That’s actually something that I highlight in my piece with Squalle: the grammatical means by which hip-hop artists, as explicit as people want to think we are, actually hedge and soften and circumlocute our call-outs as means of calling in.”


For her site-specific installation, Parker visually conveys a thin slice of her hefty 92-page thesis, presenting two wall-bound graphics with an accompanying listening station. Using lyrics from “Crazy Days,” the opening track from Squalle’s Black Picassoul, as an example, context modifiers and subject identifiers are colorcoded to reflect the balance between positive and negative messaging. The analysis explores how language and linguistic devices within conscious hip hop can be used as tools to rally listeners into action. A portrait of Parker by Caty Cowsert appears across the gallery—as well as on the cover of Flagpole this week—standing in the company of several other locals who identify as members of the LGBTQ community and come from diverse racial backgrounds. At just shy of 8 feet tall, the models are Drew Huggins impossible to ignore—a deliberate attempt to compensate for the oppression they may face and to promote acceptance of nonconforming identities. Cowsert’s second body of work within the show is a collection of porcelain tiles that borrow popular catchphrases from post-inauguration protest signs, such as “Love Trumps Hate,” “We’re Here and We’re Queer” and “Silence Is Violence.” The tiles are a much more permanent form than their cardboard predecessors, and Cowsert intends to eventually adhere the small

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ceramics to public places as a guerilla-style project, ensuring passersby receive subtle reminders to make their voices heard yearround. Sculptor and civic practitioner Courtney McCracken contributes an installation focused on the visual components of the Athens Free School, a learning network she co-founded in fall 2015. Valuing gift econ-

omy, non-hierarchy and a DIY mentality, AFS offers free classes to the public. A collection of collages used as promotional flyers list each month’s activities, which range from workshops in yoga, bike repair and kombucha brewing to animation showcases, revolutionary reading club meetings and clothing swaps. A screen-printing unit nicknamed Splinky is currently on view in the center of her display, and will be donated to K.A. Artist Shop for public use following the exhibition’s duration.

Trevor Blake, an undergrad studying fashion merchandising and studio art, and Drew Huggins, an art student pursuing photography and videography, combine their keen eyes and skillsets for the collaborative series “Neutral Language.” One collection, “Bret,” juxtaposes traditionally feminine clothing with symbols or behaviors associated with masculinity, while a second, “Rachel and Declan,” blurs gender roles applied to heterosexual romantic relationships. As a whole, the images touch on the fluidity of gender and sexuality through a form of playful fashion experimentation that confronts and dismantles cultural norms. Huggins also contributes “This Is What French People Look Like,” a collection of unusual Polaroid portraits shot while studying abroad in France. After discovering that a country-wide ban was to be placed on the distribution of plastic bags due to the alarming rate at which they are discarded in nature, Huggins set out to document the “endangered” pastel-hued bags in the settings where litter most commonly surfaced. In addition to showcasing rising artists, “Emerges” is an opportunity for an aspiring curator to take the lead. Writer and artist Bates is the in-house curator for Creature Comforts Brewery, where she has organized over 40 short-term exhibitions. She is also a current board member at ATHICA, and “Emerges” is her first exhibition in a formal gallery. Bates was assisted by Kayla King, an art history and studio art student who has volunteered at the gallery since last September. ATHICA will host an Empower Hour Dance Party DJed by Parker on Saturday, July 8 from 8–10 p.m. A closing reception and community potluck will be held on Sunday, July 16 from 4–6 p.m. f



Summer Movie Preview New Films to See This Month and Next By Drew Wheeler

Out Now

July 14

BABY DRIVER (R) Edgar Wrightâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and The Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Endâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;again tackles a film without Simon Pegg, and the reviews have been white-hot. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen it, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to wait until next week for my take, due to the Independence Day holiday. Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm and Kevin Spacey all star as criminals consorting with Ansel Elgortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Baby, a getaway driver savant who uses music to fuel his balletic wheel play.

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (PG-13) The last summer movie for which I truly cannot wait, the third installment of the new Planet of the Apes franchise pits ape leader Caesarâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Andy Serkisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; motioncapture performance is in sore need of at least a special Oscarâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;against a military leader played by Woody Harrelson by way of Marlon Brandoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Col. Kurtz. Nothing excites me more than a new entry in the modern version of one of my favorite childhood franchises. (Yeah, I own a Cornelius bust that holds DVDs for all the original movies, as well as the television series; what of it?)

DESPICABLE ME 3 (PG) Despicable Me was a surprise treat; Despicable Me 2 was an even more surprising sequel. The third movie

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nearly another hour to tell the story of The Dark Knight Rises, but at least Dunkirk does not break two hours, a feat the filmmaker has not accomplished since 2002â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Insomnia. VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS (PG-13) Apparently, the source material for Luc Bessonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest sci-fi epic is a big deal in France. Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne star as special space operatives who must save a space metropolis and the future. Who knows how this latest space opera will do? Besson is not an unmitigated home run, though he has some great films in his past. Hopefully, Valerian will be a surprise like The Fifth Element. Then again, DeHaan is no Bruce Willis.

July 28 ATOMIC BLONDE (R) This action flick comes from an uncredited director of John Wick and the Deadpool short that accompanied Logan. That alone is a recommendation. Throw in Charlize Theron, and who can honestly argue against seeing it? AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER (NR) Al Gore returns with another documentary about climate change. Can Goreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest doc recapture the cultural zeitgeist of its decade-old predecessor? In An Inconvenient Truth, Gore proved more human than the entire 2000 presidential campaign. That title is rough, though.

Aug. 4 THE DARK TOWER (NR) Stephen Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magnum opus finally hits the big screen with Idris Elba as the Gunslinger himself, Roland Deschain. Matthew McConaughey stars as the ever-popular Man in Black. A lot of expectations and moving parts could doom Nikolaj Arcelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-awaited adaptation of Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seminal work.

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introduces Gruâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estranged twin brother, Dru, who turns the reformed supervillain back to a life of crime, much to the pleasure of his yellow Minions. Trey Stone of â&#x20AC;&#x153;South Parkâ&#x20AC;? joins the cast as â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s-obsessed supervillain Balthazar Bratt (no relation to Benjamin). After DM2, I am happy for more Gru.

July 21 DUNKIRK (PG-13) Christopher Nolan, the acclaimed director of The Dark Knight Trilogy, brings springâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Their Finest to life

DETROIT (NR) Kathryn Bigelow might have a shot at another Oscar with this period biopic about the Algiers Motel Incident during the 1967 riots in Detroit. Bigelowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oscar-winning writer Mark Boal rejoins her for this intense historical drama.

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with this recreation of the Dunkirk rescue. One can watch this war movie in 70mm, 35mm or IMAX. The cast includes Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, Academy Award winner Mark Rylance and Harry Styles (yes, of One Direction). I am not sure why Christopher Nolan needed


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A GHOST STORY (R) The director of Peteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dragon, David Lowery, offers some summer counter-programming with this fantastical romantic drama distributed by It Comes at Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A24. Stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara cannot hurt A Ghost Storyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chances.


SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (PG-13) SpiderMan returns (again), and we are actually excited, thanks to Captain America: Civil Warâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tease of Tom Hollandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apparently excellent web-slinger. Jon Watts (Cop Car and Clown) takes the directing helm from The Amazing Spider-Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marc Webb. Early reviews provide hope for what feels like the umpteenth rendition of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Michael Keaton smartly gets to put his stamp on previously unseen villain Vulture. Robert Downey Jr. shows up as Tony Stark/Iron Man, and Marisa Tomei is the youngest Aunt May yet.



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Beware the Total Opposite, Pt. 2 Advice for Athens’ Loose and Lovelorn By Bonita Applebum right partner—and this guy seemed right Opposites attract, and then they drive each enough. But then the telltale social-media other crazy after they get married. This is not disappearance happened: Her profile went a warning, as a relationship of opposites has dead for a couple of weeks after months worked for me. I say from experience: Beware of happy engagement talk. The other shoe of those you instantly connect with and have dropped. everything in common with. Like two negative My friend doesn’t want kids, and never or two positive poles of a magnet, the relationwill. She’s known that since we met over ship may not stick. a decade ago on LiveJournal, and this was If opposites can respect each other’s viewpoints and not put one another down or belittle still true for her when she met this guy. She will date people with children, but she’s each other for having opposite beliefs, then the not willing to adopt. He knew this, but relationship may just work. If you’re a neat assumed he could just win her over to the freak like me, and your wife is a slob like my idea and chip away wife, you’ve just gotta her resolve until grin and bear it. She There are too many people at she finally agreed is a whole lot of fun in in the world for mismatched to remove her IUD. other ways. How could the man couples to be hating their way she loved have so Right on, and through life together. little respect for thanks for sharing her desires and her your experience. body? She was disgusted to learn of his plan I recently advised a reader to be cautious to wear her down, as if carrying a child was with her new boyfriend, whose political no big thing, and she’d just shrug her shoulbeliefs and general worldview differ quite a ders and change her mind. bit from her own (June 21). I stand by that It was about more than just kids now. advice, because while people usually don’t break up over differences in cleanliness, I’ve Suddenly, there was the question of mutual respect, and specifically the question of seen plenty of couples fall apart over kids whether he respected her personhood and or future plans. You and your wife make it her womanhood. Did he truly understand work when it comes to who cleans what, that her body was hers, and not his posbecause that’s an easy conflict to resolve. session in any way? Did he see her as just a Make a chore schedule, designate areas vessel for his fantasy, and not as the person who would undoubtedly be the primary caretaker of a child (due to their respect career fields) that only he wanted? She got her answers, and in the end, she didn’t marry him. She often credits this as the smartest decision of her 20s. This is why I advise caution when it comes to dating people who are wildly different from you. No one should have to apologize for who they are, or change the fundamental qualities of their self to keep another person around. We’ve all found ways to live with less-than-ideal roommates, but your partner’s desires or wishes for your for each other’s messes, agree to have the life should very closely align with what kitchen clean before bedtime, etc. Easyyou want for yourself. There are too many peasy. What you can’t schedule, however, is people in the world for mismatched couples someone ending their resistance to gender to go on hating their way through life roles or starting a family. together. We have to be better to ourselves I’m reminded of a fun, sexy friend of than that! mine who met a square but handsome guy To circle back: I’m very happy that you during grad school. He didn’t understand her queer sexuality or size-positive attitude, and your wife have made your relationship work despite your differences, but I’m willand he certainly didn’t like J-pop or exotic ing to bet that they’re not very big differcuisine. He was a Chili’s kinda guy who ences. f did CrossFit and listened to Top 40 radio. But they dated for years and got engaged, against all odds. I was really pulling for Need advice? Email, use the my homegirl—a proud lifelong poly-slut anonymous form at, or find who was glad to settle down with the Bonita on Twitter: @flagpolebonita.

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