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The Wailin’ Jennys Dig Into Their Past

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The Revolution Will Be Televised MARIAH PARKER IS SWORN IN, AND MELISSA LINK FINDS A FRIEND By Blake Aued and Rebecca McCarthy

June 5. Commissioner Melissa Link, who represents the area, asked for a 12-month extension. That would buy more time to conduct a study to suggest zoning changes to a historic neighborhood threatened by intense commercial development, gentrification and real-estate speculation. “We’re starting to see that play out,” Link said. “We’re starting to see some development interest and multiple demolition permits requested for this neighborhood. There is no clear process on how to move forward.” Commissioner Allison Wright suggested eight months, which Link accepted. Commissioner Mike Hamby made a sub-


Contrary to jazz musician Gil Scott-Heron’s home that the local political discourse is belief, the revolution will be televised—on about to change in a big way. government access channel 180. Parker thanked the other commissioners Athens politics-watchers got a taste of for their hard work, but “I don’t personally the Central Committee voters elected last feel comfortable voting for a budget that month when Mariah Parker became the currently apportions funds for a criminal first of the batch of five new leftist commissioners to be sworn in. (Parker’s race was a special election because Harry Sims resigned his seat to run for mayor. The rest will take office in January.) Parker opted to hold two swearing-in ceremonies. The second was a more traditional one inside the commission chamber just prior to the commission’s June 5 voting meeting. The first—a combination spoken-word performance and political rally—took place a half-hour earlier on the City Hall steps. The 26-year-old hip-hop artist and linguistics student burst outside and led a crowd of about 100 supporters in a chant of, “Ain’t no power like the power of the people, ’cause the power of the people don’t stop.” Right Commissioner Mariah Parker’s swearing-in ceremony made national news and gave conservatives the vapors on social media. hand clenched in a blackpower fist, she took the oath of office from Probate Court Judge Susan justice system that punishes people for can- stitute motion for five months, which Link Tate on a worn copy of The Autobiography of nabis possession and inability to pay cash objected to, asking for seven instead. Malcolm X held by her mother. bail, that disproportionately punishes black Under questioning by Commissioner Like the rest of the slate of commissionand brown people in our community, as well Jerry NeSmith, Manager Blaine Williams ers elected in the May Revolution—Patrick as a budget that nickel-and-dimes the capsaid that five months would not be long Davenport, Tim Denson, Russell Edwards tive ridership that are taking advantage of enough to act on the study’s recommenand Ovita Thornton, as well as incumbent our public transportation system, in lieu of dation. It would likely be completed in Melissa Link—Parker ran on a platform of each of us paying into a system that works November, setting up a December work economic and social justice, racial equity, equitably for everyone,” she said. session and a vote in January or February, ending discrimination and alleviating Observers saw a glimpse of the future he said. poverty. One of her first votes was against in a couple of votes involving the West Hamby stuck to his guns. “At some Athens-Clarke County’s fairly noncontroHancock Avenue corridor, too. point, the work has to get started, and it versial fiscal 2019 budget. It was a symbolic A partial moratorium on demolition has to get started quickly,” he said. vote, for sure, considering she didn’t work and construction in that neighborhood Link noted that the downtown mason the budget and therefore had no stake in expired last month because the commission ter plan committee hasn’t met in more it, and that the other eight commissioners didn’t have a quorum to vote on extending than two years. “I don’t trust that we’ll present voted for it. But it also brought it. The extension was back on the agenda act quickly on any study,” she said. The



comment seemed to get under Hamby’s skin, as he spent much of the rest of the meeting enumerating all of things in the downtown master plan that have been accomplished. The vote on the five-month extension was 7-1, with Parker opposed and Link abstaining. Although no one would say it, the significance of the length is that it will be the current mayor and commission—not the one that will take over in January—that will ultimately decide whether to let developers have their way with West Hancock Avenue. Commissioners used the shortness of the moratorium they had just approved as a reason to block changes Link wanted to make to the scope of the $15,000 study, to be conducted by UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Link suggested requiring the Vinson Institute to meet with the West Broad Initiative steering committee (a group that studied a broader area including West Hancock), incorporate the West Broad Feasibility Study (which included neighborhood improvements, though none in the neighborhood covered by the moratorium), mail surveys to residents and present the results at a public meeting. “This needs to be a very inclusive and professional process,” she said. Other commissioners scoffed at those suggestions. Wright said they’d have to rebid the contract. (Technically, it was never put out for bid; it’s an intergovernmental agreement between ACC and UGA.) “There’s definitely scope creep here, and Ms. Link, if you want to delay, this is how to do it,” NeSmith said. Again, the vote to move forward with the study as-is was 7-1, with Parker opposed and Link abstaining. Parker and Link also joined forces on a vote on the controversial Clayton Street streetscape project, in which the commission settled on a schedule that will keep the street open this fall and during the fall of 2019, when retailers are busy with football crowds and holiday shoppers. Although ACC did eventually host public input sessions last spring after initially approving construction plans with little opportunity

for input, Link continued to object to the lack of public input on the project. She and Parker both voted “no.” When the other four new commissioners join them behind the rail, though, it’s easy to see how some of those 7-1 and 7-2 votes might turn into 6-4 votes the other way.

Another Crack at West Broad The fate of the West Broad School is a complicated challenge, one with a complex future, Clarke County School Superintendent Demond Means told the board during a June 7 work session. There are many layered issues surrounding it, with internal and external interests, and he plans to spend the summer addressing these issues and to report back to the board in the fall with a recommendation. His goal with the building is to “advance the district’s strategic plan.” Some of the competing interests include a limited capacity for pre-K students and an imbalance in school population. Whitehead Road is much larger than Cleveland Road, for example. What should happen with old Gaines Elementary? How should the career academy expand with district offices competing for space? West Broad School can’t be considered in isolation—everything ties together, he said. Means said all CCSD properties will be used for student programming, and he will be thinking long-term. What if the district removed pre-K classes from elementary schools? Doing so would open up space in school buildings and possibly end the need for portable classrooms, which will be coming to burgeoning Chase Street this school year. The district needs to maintain Old Gaines and not ignore it as it did the school on Barber Street, which has since been sold, Means said. Board member John Knox said the evaluation process is “going to take a while,” and Means agreed. Means wants to consider district buildings, attendance zones and portable classrooms, all in terms of “where do we have needs from an instructional standpoint.” Board members said that with the county’s population growing—especially

in the Chase Street attendance zone—it’s unlikely to ever eliminate portable classrooms from school campuses. A previous school administration had proposed moving the district offices to West Broad and paving over the gardens. The district administration needs 60,000 square feet for its many offices, as well as 250 parking spaces and a meeting room for 100 adults, Means said. West Broad offers 32,800 square feet, and the estimated renovation cost is $6.5 million. Planning for stormwater and building a two-story parking deck would take millions more. Knox asked whether such a project could be paid with the general fund or fund balances, and Means said no. Any discussion would be “premature,” he said. There was no mention of the Athens Land Trust’s proposal for West Broad Street or the other two proposals. In other action, Means presented an update of the system’s strategic plan, which focuses on “actionable priorities” and stresses “equity and excellence.” The plan projects a 12 percent increase in student literacy and numeracy by 2020, he said. In addition to academic growth, the plan emphasizes students’ social and emotional growth, organizational effectiveness, fiscal health, professional capacity and educational equity. The last means increasing the number of underrepresented students in gifted programs and advanced-placement classes by 6 percent annually, Means said. Out-of-school suspensions will decrease by 6 percent for both students of color and special education students, according to the strategic plan. Means said the plan minimizes the use of pull-out programs and serves special education students and those struggling academically. “We’re not going to withhold discipline if the child deserves it,” Means added. In CCSD, 200 teachers left this year, either by resigning or retiring. Means wants to retain “mission-driven and diverse faculty” and reduce the number of teachers leaving the district by 5 percent. The board named Dan Maguire the principal for Whit Davis Elementary. He most recently served as a teacher and administrator in DeKalb County. [Rebecca McCarthy] f







The boys had an older sister, but Timothy said she died in 2011 due to complications from a heart condition. Their father died the following year after being diagnosed with throat cancer. Timmy Patmon would have graduated from Cedar Shoals that year, but didn’t finish. Timothy Patmon shook his head when he talked about the 2017 traffic stop that got his younger brother in trouble in the first place. Until then, he didn’t have a criminal record. That initial snag, which led to the most recent unraveling, shouldn’t have happened in the first place. It stemmed from a call to police in April 2017 in which a woman complained that a man had stolen $25 out of her car. According to a police report, as the woman described the situation to the officer, she spotted some people in a passing car, identifying one of the passengers as the person who took her money. When the officer pulled over the car, all three of its passengers—Patmon, his girlfriend Turkessa Sheats and another woman—denied any involvement, and eventually the officer realized that Patmon wasn’t the suspect. But the officer also learned that the car, which was owned and driven by Sheats, didn’t have insurance, and

ometimes, you pull a thread, and everything unravels. For Timmy Patmon, it all started with a case of mistaken identity when a woman falsely accused of him of stealing $25. A year, a drug charge and a probation violation later, Patmon found himself in handcuffs, having just been hit by an Athens-Clarke County police cruiser, on the national news and at the center of yet another national firestorm about police brutality against African Americans. On June 1, two ACCPD officers spotted Patmon, a 24-year-old known to friends as “Woozy,” walking along Nellie B Avenue, and believed there was a warrant for his arrest. When they tried to flag down Patmon, he ran. Officer Hunter Blackmon took off after him on foot, while Taylor Saulters pursued in his police car. Body-camera video released by ACCPD shows Saulters driving up onto the sidewalk in an effort to cut off Patmon, apparently popping a tire in the process. Patmon cut back right, taking off down the other side of the street, and Saulters accelerated again. What happened next became the Zapruder film of Athens for several days: Saulters turned the wheel to the right, hitting Patmon, who rolled onto the hood and back off. Blackmon quickly A screenshot from body-camera footage shows Taylor Saulters’ police car hitting Timmy Patmon. moved in to cuff Patmon, who struggled at first, until Saulters Sheats had a suspended license. Before she was arrested pulled his stun gun. Angry bystanders filled the sidewalks, and put into handcuffs, she asked the officer if she could shouting things like, “Why’d you run him over with the car give Patmon the money she was holding. Patmon removed like that? That’s not right!” money from her bra—along with two plastic baggies containing small amounts of marijuana and methamphetamine, according to the report. Patmon took the rap for the Until recently, Patmon was working at the McDonald’s drugs. on Prince Avenue and taking classes to get his GED. He The original report of theft, which caused Sheats’ car to spent his free time shooting hoops at the East Athens be pulled over to begin with, wasn’t pursued because the Community Center, according to his brother, Timothy woman’s story “did not make sense,” the report said. Patmon. “He’s a good young man, and he’s not a troublePatmon’s lawyer, Al Fargione, said the felony warrant maker,” Timothy told Flagpole. that caused the most recent arrest stemmed from a “techBecause the brothers are a year apart, Timothy said they nical violation” of the probation associated with the 2017 have always been close. “Coming up as kids, we used to do drug charges. “When you’re placed on probation, there are everything together. We played football together, basketcertain things you’re expected to do,” Fargione said. “Some ball together. Everywhere we’d go, we’d go together.” of those might be checking in with your probation officer.

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So the violations in the warrant are for the technicalities.” Or, as Athens for Everyone activist Jesse Houle put it, “Timmy missed a meeting.”

Chief Moves Swiftly Houle was one of about a dozen people who sat through a four-hour Athens-Clarke County Commission meeting June 5 waiting for the opportunity to speak and show their support for Police Chief Scott Freeman, who fired Saulters two days after the incident. “I applaud him for having the courage to not do what’s popular in the current political climate,” Athens resident Flodine King said. This is the third time Freeman has had to make this kind of call since he was hired in 2015. That year, he fired an officer who assaulted a University of Georgia student who’d passed out drunk outside a downtown hotel. In 2016, he defended another officer who shot a man who reached for his gun during questioning. Neither generated the level of controversy that Saulters’ firing did. Several commissioners also gave Freeman a vote of confidence, although one, Allison Wright, said it’s inappropriate for commissioners to get involved in personnel matters. “What we saw Friday night was clearly assault with a deadly weapon,” Commissioner Melissa Link said. “[Saulters] might as well have pulled his gun and fired it.” The one vote of confidence that mattered came from county Manager Blaine Williams, his direct supervisor. “I support his decision because of the facts of what happened,” Williams said. “Not because of pressure one way or the other. It’s what needed to be done.” The local chapter of the NAACP also agreed with Freeman’s action. “The NAACP right now is satisfied with what Chief Freeman did,” President Alvin Sheats said. The organization won’t get involved any further unless Patmon’s family reaches out for legal assistance, but so far they haven’t, he said. Many people disagreed with Freeman, though, to put it lightly. ACCPD’s Facebook page and news stories about the incident quickly filled up with thousands of racist comments calling Patmon a thug and worse, and predicting Athens would become a crime-ridden hellhole out of a John Carpenter film. On June 4—the day after Saulters was fired—Oglethorpe County Sheriff David Gabriel hired him as a deputy, announcing the move in a Facebook post that seemed to troll Athens and ACCPD. Gabriel described the incident as “a fleeing felon [striking] his patrol car… “In talking to Saulters the first question he asked was if our citizens supported law enforcement,” Gabriel wrote. “Without hesitation I assured him they did and that we have excellent people that live in our county. I have no


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reservations about Dep. Saulters serving this community.” Gabriel’s description of events—that Patmon ran into Saulters’ car—is consistent with what Saulters told superiors. But the internal affairs investigation found that Saulters intentionally turned his vehicle in the direction of Patmon. “There are no facts that were uncovered that would have led to the justification for this level of use of force in this incident,” the report states. Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Georgia State Patrol investigations are ongoing. They could result in charges against Saulters, although if they do, a special prosecutor will have to be appointed. The Western Circuit District Attorney’s office has recused itself because Saulters’ mother works there. (In addition, his father, Jerry, is an ACCPD captain.) Muddying the waters further, over the weekend WSB obtained a tape through Saulters’ attorney, Philip Holloway, in which Fired ACCPD Officer Taylor Saulters. Freeman said “there’s not a fiber in my body that believes” Saulters intentionally hit Patmon. Freeman later told the station that the statement isn’t a contradiction. “I told my police officers that it was not acceptable under any circumstances, and I would not allow for our officers to have the perception that it was OK to use a police vehicle to chase down anybody in that same situation,” he said. Fargione, Patmon’s lawyer, released a statement Saturday night calling the tape “disconcerting,” and accusing Freeman of undermining the ongoing GBI investigation and setting a poor example for his officers. The statement also noted that, as shown on the body-cam footage, when Patmon complained of being injured, Saulters told him, “I know what I did,” which Fargione said “show[s] his intent.” Fargione, who is representing Patmon against the criminal charges he is facing—the felony warrant and evading a law enforcement officer—as well as Timmy Patmon a potential civil matter related to Saulters’ actions, said until the state attorney’s office assigns a special prosecutor to handle the case, Patmon has to remain in jail. Bail has been set for one charge, but bail for the warrant related to his probation violation must be set by a judge. “I’ve yet to hear back, but since this is his first probation violation, often these are settled out of court,” said Fargione. Flagpole attempted to visit Patmon in jail, but he had already used up his allotment of visitors for the week. Long after Patmon is released, Athens residents will be having a conversation about criminal justice reform, from additional police training to decriminalization of marijuana possession to ending the practice of cash bail. “It should trigger a broader conversation about bail, about the discretion [probation] officers have,” local activist Irami Osei-Frimpong said. But he is skeptical that training is the answer. “You’re not going to train [bias] out of people if it’s a symptom of a broader culture,” he said. Watching the hours of body-cam footage beyond the violent jolt of metal hitting flesh, a more sympathetic, or at least human, picture of local police emerges. As a third officer drove Patmon to a waiting ambulance, then to the hospital and then to jail, the two became something resembling friends, commiserating about road rash and swapping stories about their favorite video games. “I’m gonna… finish my report and call it night,” the officer said at one point. Timmy Patmon had no such luxury. His arrest continues to haunt his brother, Timothy. “It makes me really scared, too,” he said, “because they’re using my name, and they can come back and do something to me.” f





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“That’s one thing he was gifted at. But if you listen to the lyrics, to me it just sounds almost like a traditional folk song.” Beyond sounding good in three-part harmony, what further ties the songs of Petty to the songs of Siberry is his use of universal themes. For example, “Wildflowers” is a story about fitting in, spread to the masses in the guise of a pop song. “We were attracted to universal themes that people can relate to in their own lives,” Moody says. “We’re just attracted to songs that feel like they help us make sense of the world. They might do that for other people, as well. Maybe that’s why we picked those songs.”

Bandmates Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse bring different musical backgrounds to the table, making it less odd that they can pull off the title track of a Petty solo album. Mehta writes roots-based folk songs informed by her pop-friendly tastes, Moody is a classically trained Celtic music expert, and Masse is a conservatory-schooled jazz vocalist. Furthermore, their knowledge of each other’s reference points has grown while touring the world together. Simply put, each cover song was chosen based on its adaptability to both the sound and message of The Wailin’ Jennys. “They’re not super poppy songs, they lend themselves well to three-part harmonies, they’re pretty, and they fit an earthy, organic, acoustic approach,” Moody says. The Wailin’ Jennys have never really subscribed to a single genre or sonic approach, even if the group’s career growth can be traced by looking at the bluegrass charts. “It’s funny that we got characterized as bluegrass early on,” Moody says. “We’ve never been even close to strict bluegrass, although you can definitely hear the elements on some material more than other material.” By rearranging these songs to suit The Wailin’ Jennys’ talents, it becomes clearer that North American popular music’s song structures and lyrical themes aren’t too far removed from our shared culture’s global origins. Even Petty, a product of power pop, was scant steps away from folk festival stages. “Tom Petty had a way of making everything sound hooky,” Moody says.

The presentation of cover songs as an anniversary gift to fans makes sense, just as the occasional surprise cover awards fellow travelers at folk festivals and bluegrass gatherings. “We were celebrating our 15th anniversary, and one of the things we did when we first started out as a band was doing other people’s songs that we loved,” Moody says. “It’s kind of a tribute to that.” Although motherhood and living in different cities limits each member’s availability, the band is reaching uncharted ground on its current tour. This month marks the group’s first stops in both Athens and Atlanta. Time is at a premium for the band, with Fifteen coming together after two days of arranging songs and five days of recording. Fortunately, songwriting and harmonizing are like bicycle memory when the Jennys reconvene on the road, meaning that any down time here in the South might lead to a future album cut. “When we have an extra 20 minutes at soundcheck or have an afternoon together on the road, we’ll sometimes get together and work on a song or play songs for each other,” Moody says. “We don’t have a studio booked or anything, but there’s stuff percolating for sure.” f


aps & Atlases harness a variety of sounds and, in the process, push the limits of easy categorization. After taking a six-year hiatus, the Chicago indie-rock trio returned this month with Lightlessness Is Nothing New, out via its longtime label Barsuk Records. The group stops by the Georgia Theatre Saturday to serenade Athens with its multifaceted sound, which contains elements of math rock, synthpop and folk. The band’s previous record, Beware and Be Grateful, released in 2012, was where it first began to push the limits of sound experimentation, featuring inventive time signatures and polyrhythmic vocal melodies. The latest record continues this experimental take, as it finds the group hitting full stride and moving in a “weirder” direc-

or break a string, it could be catastrophic,” Davison says. On the latest record, songs like “Ringing Bell” take a more personal touch, with lyrics such as: “Thought I saw the last of your warmth leave/ I saw it leaving in your eyes/ Can’t believe how much I still need/ Can’t believe how little I know why.” “When I listen to [‘Ringing Bell’], I think, ‘This is the kind of song I’d like to write in general,” Davison says. Lightlessness is also the first record the group has released since the departure of guitarist Erin Elders, who left to pursue his passion of film directing. Longtime producer Jason Cupp (American Football, Good Old War) returned to the studio, with Scott Solter (The Mountain Goats, Bombadil, Pattern Is Movement) on hand to assist.

tion sonically, as guitarist and vocalist Dave Davison puts it. “The newest record is similar, but different,” Davison says. “Different in the sense that it’s progressed.” On Lightlessness Is Nothing New, Davison, bassist Shiraz Dada and drummer Chris Hainey take on anxiety, fear, happiness and everything in between. Throughout, Davison confronts the grief he felt after the death of his father, while also striving to shine a light on the positive things the world has to offer. “Difficult situations prompted the creation of some of the songs, but at the same time, it was processing and featuring elements of those same time periods,” Davison says. Since releasing their debut full-length, Perch Patchwork, in 2010, Maps & Atlases’ sound has matured, delving deep into pushing the limits of vocals and guitar. Prior to releasing that LP, the group dropped a few EPs of classic math rock that emphasized busy guitar tones and erratic combinations of sounds. Early songs such as “Pigeon” are straightforward lyrically, with jagged, rubbery guitar riffs scattered among the campfire-style strumming. “[‘Pigeon’] is kind of a tightrope walk, because it’s just me singing and playing guitar for a really long time, and if I mess up

With Cupp’s familiarity combining with Solter’s fresh insight, the group’s recording process reached new heights. “When I first started working on this, I wasn’t sure if it was going to be a full-band album or a solo album,” Davison says. “…[I] n the early stages, I was working with Jason to record it. He recorded our previous two albums. That helped the structure. It helped the songs come into existence in recorded form.” The threesome has settled in, is maintaining a full sound and is eager to present its latest record in the live setting on its current tour. “Since [we’ve been] touring as a threepiece, it’s given us time to experiment [with] playing together, especially in the live setting,” Davison says. “We have a kind of different dynamic and are able to be more loose—our jams have taken on a different dynamic.” f



commemorate 15 years as a recording act, Canadian folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys released the aptly titled covers album Fifteen last October. It includes songs you might expect, such as the traditional tune “Old Churchyard” and the seamless conversion of Emmylou Harris’ “Boulder to Birmingham” to a harmony showpiece. The rest of the album isn’t quite as predictable, with the group adding its own spin to Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers,” Dolly Parton’s “Like a Clear Blue Morning,” Canadian art-pop icon Jane Siberry’s “The Valley” and other songs that hadn’t exactly frequented the bluegrass charts before now.


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New T. Hardy is T. Rific PLUS, MORE MUSIC NEWS AND GOSSIP By Gordon Lamb LISTEN IN: The new album by T. Hardy Morris comes out via New West Records on Friday, June 22—he’ll play the Georgia Theatre the same night as part of AthFest—and it’s titled Dude, the Obscure. Personally, I very much appreciate his titular hat tip to author Thomas Hardy, but even more, I appreciate the scope and depth of this whole record. It opens with the drop-dead heavenly “Be” and continues through a full 10 tracks of subtly uplifting tunes. There’s nothing here that beats you over the head, but dammit if they don’t pretty much all drill down in there and remain stuck. Personally, highlights are the aforementioned first track, as well as “When the Record Skips” and “No Reason.” His band these days is a crack outfit that’s been hitting the ALEC STANLEY

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road kinda hard, so go show some appreciation for their work. If you want to hear the whole thing before the official release show, head to Southern Brewing Co. Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m. for the listening party and pick up a copy. For more information, see and facebook. com/t.hardy.morris. CHIEF BEATEOROLOGIST: Two new tracks from WesdaRuler slipped past me, but one of ’em is super recent, so forgive. The one I shouldn’t have missed came out back in December and is named “Good Weather.” It’s a trippy, somewhat jarring light-bebop experiment. I can’t place the samples, but there’s a tinkling piano, a signature WesdaRuler beat and a weatherman talking about weather. Next up, from last month, is “SpringRainSummerWeather,” which is in many ways a longer and calmer version of the former.

Heard sequentially, it’s clear each track has a distinct personality—one shaky and nervous, the other smooth and relaxed—even while using the same source material. It’s like painting two different portraits with the same brushes. I’ve got no idea where the longtime Athens artist is headed with this stuff, but I’m looking forward to seeing where he takes it. Check it out at TWO FOR FLINCHING: New-ish noisy duo The Formula plays smack dab in the middle of a three-band bill at the Caledonia Lounge on Wednesday, June 13. Also onstage this night are Open and Floral Cemetery. The Formula got in touch with me several weeks ago, and while they don’t have any studio material out yet, they’ve got a live video of a show they did a Flicker, and I’ve let that play through a few times. As a guitar-and-drums duo, they don’t have any problem making a big sound, and I’ve tried for a while to reconcile their exhortation that it’s a psychedelic band with the fact that what I hear is largely MC5-ish hard rock with a little bit of, say, Vanilla Fudge flourish. (Not much of the latter, though.) I suppose it could fit loosely into a sort of acid-rock category, but it needs some further development to really stand out. I’m kind of on the fence with this right now, but, you know, good fences make good neighbors. Go see ’em and decode for yourself. For more information, see ALL GONE!: Country artist John Berry will return to The Foundry Saturday, June 16 to celebrate it being a quarter of a century since he signed his first major-label deal. Before we go any further, let me just tell you this show is sold out already. Now, for those unfamiliar, the premise of the show might sound odd or arrogant or whatever, but as someone who was here in Athens when this happened, I can tell you it was a very big deal, and his fanbase is loyal and decadesold. Before this signing, Berry worked very hard getting his music heard, produced a ton of his own music for years and pretty much played as many gigs as possible. He hasn’t lived in Athens for a while, so this homecoming is a special treat for longtime fans.


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VINYL EXAMS: A summer pop-up Secret Record Swap sale will happen at the aforementioned Southern Brewing Co. Saturday, June 16 from noon–6 p.m. Admission is free for the public, dealer tables are $50 per 8 feet of space (you can set up early for an additional $10), and beer will be flowing for sale, too. For more information, see secretrecordswap. f

record review Ty Manning & the Slawdog Biscuits: Empty House (Independent Release) When I lived in New England, I longed for albums from the South. Drive-By Truckers, Barbara Cue and Tishamingo gave me a sense of being back home. Former Bearfoot Hooker Ty Manning’s Empty House is one of those albums. It documents heartbreak and recovery, Southern style. The rhythm section of Derek Warren (bass) and Conner Griffin (drums), along with multi-instrumentalists Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin, is spectacular. Poulin’s fiddle sets a country tone on “As Long as I’m With You” and the title track. With his scorching guitar on “If You Don’t Want Me, I Don’t Need You,” Nicholson shows why he is one of the most sought-after musicians in Athens. Other notable guests include guitarists Zack Stone and Bo Hembree, plus soulful vocalist Lydie Koffi Omesiete. While Manning promises that his next album will be a more lighthearted affair, Empty House is a wonderful celebration of what makes life the emotional journey it is. It’s a guide to the sound of an empty house—and how to fix that corresponding hole in one’s heart. [Mark Wilmot]

Ty Manning & the Slawdog Biscuits play Hendershot’s Coffee Bar on Friday, June 15.



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questions asked by the popular children’s novel, which has been adapted twice for film and into a musical that opened first at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta in 2015 and the following year on Broadway. Frank Rizzo of Variety said of the Atlanta production, “Despite its existentialism-lite sweep, this is an intimate family story of love, loss and the purpose and power of storytelling in the American folk tradition of Twain and Wilder.” Eleven-year-old Winnie (Emile David, Abbey Hulsey), lonely and yearning for adventure and angry at her mother for not letting her go to the carnival the mysterious Man in the the Yellow Suit (Brian Seagraves) invited her to, runs off to the woods. She meets the fascinating Tuck family, who kidnap her to protect their secret: life everlasting. Will she drink from the magical spring and stay with them forever? Can she and the Tucks hide their secret from the bumbling constables and the creepy yellow-suited man? Brightstone’s production, featuring two casts with a total of 54 members, is the first in Georgia since the show closed on Broadway. Tuck Everlasting: The Musical, by Chris Miller, Nathan Tysen, Claudia Shear and Tim Federle based on the novel by Natalie Babbitt, is presented by Brightstone Productions at Brightstone Theatre Friday, June 15–Sunday, Jun. 17 and Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday, June 24. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 at the door and available at 706-705-2599 or

Theater Everlasting CLEVER WOMEN, PAY TOILETS AND MORE LOCAL PLAYS TO SEE By Dina Canup by Town & Gown Players at the Athens Community Theatre Friday, June 15, Saturday, Jun. 16 and Thursday, June 21– Saturday, June 23 at 8 p.m. with 2:30 p.m. matinees Sunday, June 17 and 24. Tickets are $18, $15 for students, seniors and


Urinetown: the Musical Since the show began at New York Fringe Festival and then opened on Broadway in 2002, its farcical vision of a drought-ridden dystopia where a huge corporation controls even something so fundamental as going to the bathroom— with the police power to enforce it— seems to keep getting more timely. Director Melissa Darnell says, “If you want to escape the uncomfortable truths that define the current relationship between the Earth and, well, all of humanity, [this] is probably not your idea of a perfect show.” Unless, she adds, “you like to be challenged as a citizen and consumer, upbeat music and potty humor. Urinetown smuggles a dose of sobering social critique underneath a candy coating of stylized silliness.” Gloriously, the silliness is built around parodies of famous Broadway numbers. “Nothing can kill a show like too much exposition,” says the brutal Officer Lockstock (Drew Doss) in his commentary to Little Sally (Isabel Arenas), but you need a little to understand a musical about urination. After 20 years of drought and corporate consolidation, all bathrooms are privatized by the Urine Good Company, under the greedy CEO Caldwell B. Cladwell (Don Smith). They are also expensive, have long lines and are the only place anyone is legally allowed to relieve themselves. This is a particular hardship for the poor, who are threatened with jail or worse. Bobby Strong (Josh Darnell) gets fed up with the corrupt police state, wins the heart of Cladwell’s daughter, Hope (Katie Chapman) and starts a Les Miserables-ish, free-to-pee revolution. With favorite local performers under the direction of experienced choreographer Darnell (who is making her Town & Gown directorial debut), you can expect T&G to be pulling out all the plungers on this one. Urinetown: the Musical, by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, is presented

members and $8 for students and members on Thursday. They are available at or 706-208-8696. Tuck Everlasting: The Musical Who wants to live forever? Or, if not forever, maybe just a bit longer, to stay young a few—or a lot—more years. Are the joys of life and of youth more precious for being brief, though? Maybe a craving for more of what life has to offer in its brevity can take a person—or a whole family—too far. These are

Little Women A lot of folks have been excited about Little Women coming to “Masterpiece” on PBS, so this production of the 150-year-old classic American novel is well timed. Feminist Louisa May Alcott’s story has been adapted many times for stage and screen, but Circle Ensemble Theatre’s version has been freshly adapted by Chelsea Aloma Cogan and Joelle Ré Arp-Dunham. The “Masterpiece” series was a bit of a disappointment to some fans of the book, like Jacqueline Cutler of Variety, but the story itself has important lessons that should carry over to any adaptation. “Women are strong, and independence is vital,” Cutler writes. “Everyone must work hard. Money is not more important than art or love.

They were radical messages in Alcott’s time and reverberate louder today.” Many of us know the story of the March family, headed up by Marmee (Arp-Dunham) while Mr. March (Mitch Rothstein) is serving as a chaplain in the Civil War. March daughters Jo (Chelsea Cogan), Meg (Jenna Vaisvil), Beth (Kendall Lively) and Amy (Bailey Chastain) manage financial difficulties, sibling rivalry, work and suitors, including boy-next-door Laurie (Brian Jordan), as they grow into womanhood. Directed by Lisa Mende, the family-friendly adaptation pays special attention to Alcott’s language and style and is designed to suit Circle’s Winterville home. Little Women, adapted by Cogan and Arp-Dunham from the novel by Alcott, is presented by Circle Ensemble Theatre Company at the Winterville Auditorium Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, June 17. Tickets are $20 general admission, or $15 for students and children. Group rates are available. For more information and tickets, go to or email The Merry Wives of Windsor Shakespeare’s loveable wastrel, Falstaff (Jeremy L. Miller), is hard up for money and will do just about anything to get it. The victims of one of his cons, Shallow (Danielle Bailey Miller) and Slender (Greg Voyles), show up in Windsor to settle the score. Falstaff makes a mistake when he sets out to woo two rich, local wives (Helen DeMott, Joy Ovington) in hopes of conning them out of money, but sends them each the same love letter. Of course, they compare letters, and he becomes the butt of multiple jokes and revenge plots. There’s also a pair of young lovers (Bailey Mann, Sean Polite) beset by parental opposition, plus dueling suitors, kidnapping, mistaken identity and humiliation. From the group who brought you Shakespeare on the Lawn, this time it’s Shakespeare Under the Stars, with preshow activities for the kids and encouragement to bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blankets for a relaxed summer evening with The Bard. The Merry Wives of Windsor is presented by Rose of Athens at Jittery Joe’s Roaster Wednesday, June 13–Saturday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16, $12 for students, $8 for children 12 and younger and $7 for the June 13 preview night. For more information, email or visit f

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Outside Art PLEIN AIR ARTISTS CAPTURE BEAUTY IN THE NATURAL WORLD By Jessica Smith For the past 24 years, the Athens Area Plein Clements has dedicated much of her Air Artists have gathered once a month life to the service of others. After pursuing at some of the most interesting outdoor degrees in painting and art education at locations in and around town, canvases Carnegie Mellon and Penn State universiand art supplies in hand. Working quickly, ties, she took a faculty position in the field as per plein-air tradition, they capture the of disabilities, finding ways to incorporate beauty of nature through their media of choice: watercolors, acrylics, oil paints, pastels, colored pencils, photography and even fiber art. Fittingly, a total of 24 artists are sharing a few of their favorites through “Our Point of View: Athens Area Plein Air Artists,” an exhibition currently installed at the Lyndon House Arts Center. Athens Area Plein Air Artists was founded in 1994 by Claire Clements, who felt inspired to form the group after personal research into how to grow new brain cells. Her curiosity led her to stumble upon the breakthroughs of Marian Diamond, a University of California, Berkeley anatomy professor who worked posthumously on Einstein’s brain and is widely considered one of the founders of modern neuroscience. Diamond and her team were the first to publish hard data confirming the plasticity of the brain, or the concept that the brain can change and improve through experiences and enrichment. She suggests that there are three major essential elements to “Tropical Hibiscus” by Lola Queralt-Gazda brain growth: stimulation, challenge and service to others. Approached from this art into the programming. After 18 years of mindset, the Plein Air Artists group effecworking at UGA, she decided to pursue her tively offers an opportunity for growth; own artistic goals full-time. artists are stimulated by what catches their Currently, the Plein Air Artists meet on eye in nature, challenged to render it artisthe second Thursday of each month from tically, then given the chance to help other 9 a.m.–12 p.m., then head to a nearby artists by sharing ideas, techniques and restaurant to relax and socialize. The sesmotivational encouragement. sions are self-guided and do not involve any

teachers or dues; artists are free to explore and experiment at their own whim. The group also holds paint-outs, critiques and discussions of specific themes throughout the year. “All ages can do art! All levels of competence are welcome, as each of us has experienced life and sees with their own eyes,” says Clements. “The joy and satisfaction we see this bringing to others is very motivating. People helping each other through—encouraging at the sharing time following each session—is meaningful to all and motivates everyone.” Proposed by artist Jack Burk, “Our Point of View” seeks to offer a unique perspective

of Athens through the eyes of artists. The exhibition focuses on four main subjects: gardens and parks, historical buildings, charming neighborhoods and surrounding countryside. Several pieces are grouped thematically, demonstrating just how different artistic interpretations can be. Appearing on the cover of this week’s

Flagpole, Betsy Barth Withington’s “Iron Horse” hangs in between two paintings by Levon Register of the iconic sculpture, an abstracted close-up of the head at sunset and a golden-bodied horse nearly camouflaged within the yellow field. Several landmarks and familiar businesses grace the walls, like paintings of Stan Mullins’ sculpture studio on Pulaski Street by Mia York and Mark Hodges, and paintings of the old gas pumps outside of Automatic Pizza by Dortha Jacobson and Mary Ann Cox. Yvonne Studevan contributes wonderful angles on Hot Corner institutions Brown’s Barber Shop, Wilson’s and the Morton Theatre. Other popular locations include the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Ware-Lyndon House parterre garden and Sweet Olive Rescue Farm. Of course, there are also plenty of eye-catching landscapes and botanicals, like Bob Clements’ “Far Away Dreams” in a canola field and Lola Queralt-Gazda’s hyper-realistic “Tropical Hibiscus.” The Plein Air Artists are an official art group of the Lyndon House, belonging to a diverse lineup of over 15 other groups and guilds who are currently showcasing their full range of interests and talents in the concurrently running exhibition “Full House.” Though everyone typically meets at outdoor locations, the group will occasionally hold sessions at the Lyndon House during cold weather. During these events, members will bring interesting objects to make still lifes or take turns painting portraits of each other. “To many of us, there is nothing as good as working directly from nature,” says Clements. “I personally begin in nature, working very quickly, and later, in the studio, contemplate the plastic elements, line color, shape, texture—all those things make up a powerful artistic statement while finishing the work.” Just as the artists find inspiration outdoors, “Our Point of View” encourages viewers to seek a deeper connection with nature and to look more closely at the world around them. The exhibition will remain on view through Saturday, Aug. 4. f



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Georgia Theatre Rooftop · 6 p.m. · FREE! Oregon-based alt-country artist Chuck Westmoreland made a name for himself as the creative mind and falsetto voice behind indie rockers The Kingdom. Family health concerns and entrepreneurial interests eventually took precedent over the band. When Westmoreland’s respite from music ended in 2016, he shied away from the lush arrangements, dramatic vocal delivery and abstract lyrics found on The Kingdom’s two EPs. His back-to-basics approach made for the sparse sound and relatable truths on the new album Long Winter Rodeo. To grasp Westmoreland’s storytelling acumen, check out “Denim Tears,” the powerful story of a young man who’s afraid to come out of the closet. [Bobby Moore]

Live Wire · 7 p.m. · $15 One of those internet-era phenoms guaranteed to make the youths go wild and oldsters scratch their heads, Krispy Kreme—aka twentysomething Tyler Cassidy—went viral in 2012 with “The Baddest,” a lo-fi video that paid cringe-y homage to gangsta-rap posturing. Since changing his stage name to Froggy Fresh, Cassidy has released three albums of quasi-absurdist hip hop, with common topics including sports, video games and Halloween. The living meme hits Live Wire with lil’ buddy Money Maker Mike in tow. A $50 package that includes a meet and greet is available, and party-rap crew DIP returns from a hiatus to open Friday’s show, because there’s no such thing as too much fun. [Gabe Vodicka]

Contact for Location · 3–5 p.m. · $10–20 WUGA’s monthly Artists in Residence event will visit the home of cartoonist and graphic novelist Eleanor Davis, which she shares with another talented artist—her husband, Drew Weing. One of Athens’ most successful illustrators, Davis has contributed to The New York Times, The New Yorker, Google, The Atlantic, The Guardian and Time. Guests are invited to explore her workspace, see her collection of art, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and listen to a speaker discuss her career. WUGA will broadcast an interview with Davis this week. Due to volume of attendance, guests are requested to make reservations for the first or second hour of the event. RSVP to 706-542-9842 or wuga@uga. edu. [Jessica Smith]

Tif Sigfrids · 5–7 p.m. · FREE! Located downtown at the corner of Jackson and Broad streets above Jittery Joe’s, Athens’ newest art space will open this week as a joint venture between former Los Angeles resident and gallerist Tif Sigfrids and painter Ridley Howard, who has been based in New York since 1999. The two first met while both living in Athens in the 1990s, and have recently returned to town. Tif Sigfrids will debut with “Art in the South: Art Rosenbaum and Friends,” an exhibition that includes the works of Margo Rosenbaum, James Herbert, Bill Paul, Howard Finster, Bonnie Loggins and several others. Running concurrently, Howard’s inaugural show features works by Milano Chow and Torkwase Dyson. [JS]

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Tuesday 12 COMEDY: Decaf Comedy Open Mic (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) Hear comics from Athens and Atlanta. Newcomers welcome. Email to perform. Second Tuesday of the month. 8:30 p.m. FREE! efj32330@gmail. com, EVENTS: 2nd Tuesday Tasting (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) This month’s theme is “Italian Summer.” Reservations required. 6 p.m. $20. 706-354-7901, www. EVENTS: Tuesday Tour at 2 (UGA Special Collections Library) Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda. 2 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Over the Edge (Children First) Children First Inc. hosts a launch party for its Over the Edge


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event during which participants rappel down the side of an Athens building to raise funds. 6 p.m. GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) General trivia hosted by Jacob and Wes. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 GAMES: RPG Night (The Rook and Pawn) Play Pigsmoke: A Roleplaying Game of Sorcerous Academia. 7:30 p.m. GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) Hosted by James Majure. 6 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2301 College Station Rd.) Every Tuesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Sew Easy (Bogart Library) Complete a beginner project in a two-part workshop. Ages 9–13. 1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/bogart

KIDSTUFF: YA Craft (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Spruce up old headphones with a wrap makeover and discuss musicthemed young adult novels. Ages 12 and up. 2 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Dinosaur STOMP! (ACC Library) An afternoon of musical stories and games. Dinosaur costumes encouraged. Ages 2–8. 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens KIDSTUFF: Preschool Storytime (ACC Library) Attendees will share books, songs, puppets and rhymes. Ages 1.5–5. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Adult Book Club (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Discuss The Journal of Jebediah Barstow by Ellen Levine. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/madison MEETINGS: Athens Fibercraft Guild (Hedgerow Farm, 4931 Price Mill Rd, Bishop) Meet new members and fiber artists at the End of Year


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Picnic Celebration and Picnic. Bring a dish to share at a potluck lunch. 12:30 p.m. FREE! 706-540-3040

Wednesday 13 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Led by docents. 2 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: Rabbit Box (The Foundry) Storytelling for adults. This month’s theme is “Anything Goes.” 7 p.m. $7. FILM: Flicker Film Society (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Watch Arcade (1993), Expect No Mercy (1995) and Cyberjack (1995), three high-tech thrillers way past their prime. 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2440 W. Broad St.) Compete for prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! www.fullcon-

Grand Opening GAMES: Bingo (Highwire Lounge) Win prizes. 8–10 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Foosball Tournament (Wonderbar) Who will win? 9:30 p.m. FREE! james.allen.warrior@ GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Saucehouse Barbeque) Gather a team and compete. 8 p.m. www. GAMES: Shadowfist Power Lunch (Tyche’s Games) Learn to play the Shadowfist Dynamic Card Game. 12 p.m. FREE! 706-354-4500, www. KIDSTUFF: Rebecca Sunshine Band (Oconee County Civic Center) Kid-friendly music by Rebecca

and her friends. Instruments will be provided for kids to play along. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee KIDSTUFF: Wednesday Reads Book Club (Bogart Library) Reader’s choice! Participants can read anything they bring. 4th and 5th graders. 4 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Teen Leadership & Volunteer Program (ACC Library) Ms. Cassidy helps teen get involved in the community. Ages 11–18. 3 p.m. FREE! athens KIDSTUFF: Preschool & Toddler Storytime (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Stories, songs and simple crafts. Ages 0–5. 10:30 a.m. FREE! madison KIDSTUFF: Keith Karnok (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Magician, ventriloquist and puppeteer Keith Karnok performs. 2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Kitty Kapow Rock Band (Bogart Community Center)

Rock out with these musical superheroes to interactive songs that’ll get you singing and dancing. 10:30 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Preschool Storytime (ACC Library) See Tuesday listing for full description Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) Stories, songs and crafts for preschool-aged children and their caregivers. 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee KIDSTUFF: Puppy Puddle Cuddle Party (Oconee County Library) Dog lovers are invited to cuddle puppies. Grades 6–12. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www. THEATER: The Merry Wives of Windsor (The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe’s Roasting Company) Shakespeare’s roguish comedy follows John Falstaff and his misadventures with the women of Windsor. See Theater Notes on p. 10. June 13–17, $8–16.

Thursday 14 EVENTS: KnitLits (Bogart Library) Knitters of all levels are welcome. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/bogart EVENTS: Listening Party (Southern Brewing Company) Celebrate the release of T. Hardy Morris’ new album Dude, the Obscure. 7 p.m. FREE! FILM: The Well-Placed Weed: The Bountiful Life of Ryan Gainey (Ciné Barcafé) The documentary covers the life of celebrated American garden designer Ryan Gainey. The event includes a Q&A with filmmaker Steve Bransford, a reception with live music by HogEyed Man and art by Rinne Allen. 6:30 p.m. $30. FILM: Museums on Film Series (Georgia Museum of Art) A bored billionaire starts stealing priceless works of art in The Thomas Crown Affair. 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Rock, Paper Scissors Tournament (Wonderbar) Win prizes. 9:30 p.m. www.facebook. com/wonderbarathens GAMES: Poker Night (5 Points Cigar Shop, 1720 Epps Bridge Pkwy.) Play with Interstate Poker every Thursday. 6:30 p.m. GAMES: Music Trivia (Saucehouse Barbeque) Meet at the bar for a round of trivia. 8 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: PJs and Plushies Storytime with Jonathan Voss (Avid Bookshop, Prince Ave.) Attendees are invited to wear their PJs and bring a plushie to a special storytime with author and illustrator Jonathan Voss for his latest book, Brave Enough for Two. 6 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Lego Club (Bogart Library) Build Lego creations. 4 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Kids Martial Arts (Bogart Library) AKF Martial Arts hosts classes in safety for ages 3 and up. 2 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Kitty KaPow and Professor Whiskers (ACC Library, Multipurpose Rooms A & B) Sing and dance with musical superheroes. Ages 2–11. 10:30 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Crafternoon (Oconee County Library) Make and take a craft. Materials provided. Grades 6–12. 2:30 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Public Input Session (ACC Planning Department, 120 W.

Dougherty St.) Give unput on the North Oconee River Greenwalk MLK Greenway Extension. 6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3801 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! www.naturerambling. THEATER: The Merry Wives of Windsor (The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe’s Roasting Company) See Wednesday listing for full description June 13–17, $8–16.

Friday 15 EVENTS: Pickin’ on the Greene (Downtown Greensboro) This downtown event features kids activities, barbecue and live music by The Mulligan Brothers and Pullin’ Strings. 7–10 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Tea Tasting with MEplusTEA (Normal Books) New local business MEplusTEA seeks feedback on a line of blended loose leaf teas combined with local dried fruits, herbs and spices. Sample tea while perusing for books. 11 a.m.–2 p.m FREE! normalbooks@ FILM: Athens Rising: The Sicyon Project (Ciné Barcafé) Local filmmaker James Preston’s documentary takes a look at music, dance, food, stand-up comedy, art and the origins of AthFest. June 22–23, 7 p.m. June 24, 4:15 p.m. GAMES: Planeswalkers for Diversity Meeting and Magic (Tyche’s Games) Play Magic in a welcoming atmosphere. 6 p.m. www. KIDSTUFF: Magic Tree House Mania (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Discuss the beloved series by Mary Pope Osborne. Ages 6 and up. 2 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Family Fishing (Sandy Creek Nature Center) This program is for all ages and takes place at the Claypit Pond. Bait, poles and tips are provided. 6–7:30 p.m. $2–3. KIDSTUFF: Musical Petting Zoo (Bogart Library) Kids can try out a variety of percussion, woodwind and brass instruments. Lunch provided. 10:30–11:30 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: KidsKnit Help (Bogart Library) Kids who are practicing their knitting can get extra help from Ms. Deborah. 10 a.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Movie Madness (Oconee County Library) Watch Guardians of the Galaxy. Grades 6–12. 3 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Artist’s Talk (Georgia Museum of Art) Artist Cheryl Goldsleger will talk about her paintings at the museum as well as a mosaic installation. A Q&A will follow. 2 p.m. FREE! THEATER: Red Velvet Cake War (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) The lives of three cousins spin out of control during a family reunion. See Theater Notes on p. 10. June 15–16 & June 22–23, 7 p.m. June 17 & 24, 2 p.m. $9–16. 706-283-1049 THEATER: Little Women (Winterville Auditorium) Circle Ensemble Theatre Company presents an adaption of Louisa May

Alcott’s Civil War-era classic. See Theatre Notes on p. 10. June 15–16, 8 p.m. & June 17, 2 p.m. $15–20. THEATER: The Frog Prince (Morton Theatre) The Athens Creative Theatre Summer Theatre Youth Musical program presents an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. 7 p.m. $6. THEATER: The Merry Wives of Windsor (The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe’s Roasting Company) See Wednesday listing for full description June 13–17, $8–16. THEATER: Tuck Everlasting (Brightstone Theatre) Elevenyear-old Winning Foster becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family, who hold the secret for unending youth. See Theater Notes on p. 10. June 15–17 & June 22–23, 7:30 p.m. June 24, 2:30 p.m. $16–18. www.brightstoneathens. com THEATER: Urinetown, the Musical (Athens Community Theater) The play skewers the human tendency towards acts of dangerous irresponsibility. See Theater Notes on p. 10. June 15–16 & 21–23, 8 p.m. June 17 & 24, 2 p.m.

Saturday 16 ART: Opening Reception (Tif Sigfrids, 119 N. Jackson St.) The new gallery opens with “Art in the South: Art Rosenbaum and Friends.” See Calendar Pick on p. 12. 5–7 p.m. FREE! ART: Coloring Club (Oconee County Library) Spend the morning relaxing with the therapeutic practice of coloring. 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE! ART: Opening Reception (Howard’s, 119 N. Jackson St.) The new gallery space opens with artwork by Milano Chow and Torkwase Dyson. See Calendar Pick on p. 12. 5–7 p.m. FREE! ART: WUGA’s Artists in Residence Series (Contact for Location) See the home of illustrator and cartoonist Eleanor Davis. See Calendar Pick on p. 12. 3–5 p.m. $10–20. 706542-9842,, www. CLASSES: Yoga for Driving (Healing Arts Centre, Sangha Yoga Studio) For those who spend a lot of time driving, especially those who are subject to distractions, getting drowsy, difficulty maintaining attention, or experience aches and pains while driving. 2 p.m. $15. www. EVENTS: Secret Record Swap (Southern Brewing Company) Sift through thousands of records, CDs, tapes and more presented by local and out-of-town dealers. 12–6 p.m. EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market Family Picnic (Bishop Park) Celebrate Father’s Day with lunch by Chef Houston, games and live music by Dixieland 5. Proceeds will benefit SNAP Doubling Program. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. $10. EVENTS: Contra Dance (Memorial Park) A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by String Theory and calling by Janet Shepard. 7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under). www.athensfolk. org EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Scott Baxendale and

Sean McAuley. 8 a.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Access to Justice Pop-Up Clinic (Pinewoods Library) Attorneys will provide brief individual consultations. Attendees are encouraged to bring relevant important papers with them. 9–11 a.m. 706-310-3606, EVENTS: West Broad Farmers Market (West Broad Market Garden) Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www. FILM: The Rock Film Festival (ACC Library, Multipurpose Room B) Watch Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson movies Moana, Baywatch and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. 10:30 a.m. 1 p.m. 3:30 p.m. FREE! FILM: Athens Rising: The Sicyon Project (Ciné Barcafé) See Friday listing for full description June 22–23, 7 p.m. June 24, 4:15 p.m. GAMES: Free RPG Day (Tyche’s Games) Try out some new RPGs. 11 a.m. FREE! GAMES: Pathfinder Society Event (Tyche’s Games) Fantasy RPG. Bring your imagination. 12 p.m. FREE! 706-345-4500 KIDSTUFF: Weekend Infant Storytime (ACC Library) A lapsit storytime for infants and their caregivers. 11 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Family Day: Waterways (Georgia Museum of Art) Cool off in the museum with paintings inspired by water. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Family Day (UGA Special Collections Library) Kids and families can visit the War of the Worlds exhibit featuring World War I propaganda in “Poppies and Propaganda Posters.” There will be several hands-on crafts. 1–5 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Celebrate Mud Day (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Participants will play in the mud. Dress to get muddy. 1–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615 KIDSTUFF: Father’s Day Crafts (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Participants can make a card or craft using the library’s supplies. 10 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597, LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Barnes & Noble) Athenian Ransom Jackson signs and talks about his book—Handsome Ransom Jackson: Accidental Big Leaguer—his account of playing during the 1950s with the Cubs and the Dodgers. See Pub Notes on p. 23. 2–4 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: The S Show Vol. 2 (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) A night of singers, songwriters and storytellers. 8 p.m. $5. THEATER: Little Women (Winterville Auditorium) See Friday listing for full description June 15–16, 8 p.m. & June 17, 2 p.m. $15–20. THEATER: Red Velvet Cake War (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) See Friday listing for full description June 15–16 & June 22–23, 7 p.m. June 17 & 24, 2 p.m. $9–16. 706-2831049 THEATER: Urinetown, the Musical (Athens Community Theater) See Friday listing for full description June 15–16 & 21–23, 8 p.m. June 17 & 24, 2 p.m. k continued on next page






















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THE CALENDAR! THEATER: Tuck Everlasting (Brightstone Theatre) See Friday listing for full description June 15–17 & June 22–23, 7:30 p.m. June 24, 2:30 p.m. $16–18. www. THEATER: The Merry Wives of Windsor (The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe’s Roasting Company) See Wednesday listing for full description June 13–17, $8–16.

Sunday 17 CLASSES: Calligraphy Class (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Mike Moak teaches lettering. Supplies are not provided. 3 p.m. FREE! madison EVENTS: Father’s Day at the Brewpub (Akademia Brewing Co.) Bring Dad in for a complimentary brewer’s choice pint. 12:30 p.m.–11 p.m. EVENTS: Sunday Market (Terrapin Beer Co.) Terrapin and Athens Land Trust hosts a weekly market with local produce and food vendors. 1:30–3:30 p.m. EVENTS: Normaltown Flea (Indie South, 1377 Prince Ave.) Browse vintage, handmade goods and records. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. www. EVENTS: Birthday Block Party (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) Help Heirloom celebrate its seventh birthday with cake, drink specials, bar snacks and more. 6–8:30 p.m. FILM: Athens Rising: The Sicyon Project (Ciné Barcafé) See Friday listing for full description June 22–23, 7 p.m. June 24, 4:15 p.m. KIDSTUFF: Hogwarts Sunday School (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Dress up in your wizard robes for an afternoon of mixing up potions. 10:30 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Read to Rover (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Beginning readers read aloud to a certified therapy dog. 3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 THEATER: Little Women (Winterville Auditorium) See Friday listing for full description June 15–16, 8 p.m. & June 17, 2 p.m. $15–20. www.cornerstoneathens. com THEATER: Red Velvet Cake War (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) See Friday listing for full description June 15–16 & June 22–23, 7 p.m. June 17 & 24, 2 p.m. $9–16. 706-2831049 THEATER: The Merry Wives of Windsor (The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe’s Roasting Company) See Wednesday listing for full description June 13–17, $8–16. THEATER: Tuck Everlasting (Brightstone Theatre) See Friday listing for full description June 15–17 & June 22–23, 7:30 p.m. June 24, 2:30 p.m. $16–18. www. THEATER: Urinetown, the Musical (Athens Community Theater) See Friday listing for full description June 15–16 & 21–23, 8 p.m. June 17 & 24, 2 p.m.

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(2014). 7 p.m. FREE! FILM: Brown Bag Movie (Oconee County Library) Bring your lunch and watch Sing on the big screen. 12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. com/oconee GAMES: Geeks Who Drink Trivia (Highwire Lounge) Test your general knowledge for prizes. 8–10 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty South General Knowledge Trivia (Beef ’O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 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

County Farm Bureau, 925 Athens Rd., Crawford) Cory Momany will discuss honey harvest and processing. 7 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Job Club (Oconee County Library) Share job-seeking challenges, get resume reviews and network in an empowering environment. 7 p.m. FREE!

Tuesday 19 CLASSES: Computer Class (Bogart Library) Sign up for “Intro to Word.” 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Tuesday Tour at 2 (UGA Special Collections Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 2 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) See Tuesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 GAMES: Lunch and Learn (Tyche’s

KIDSTUFF: Virtual Reality Bites (Bogart Library) Teens can paint in 3D or explore space and medieval dungeons with HTC Vive VR. Grades 6–12. 5–7 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Lego Club (Oconee County Library) Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based activities. Legos provided. Ages 3–11. 4 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: The Amazing Acro-Cats (Morton Theatre) See cats ride skateboards, jump through hoops and play in the world’s only all-cat band. 7 p.m. $19–39. www.

Wednesday 20 CLASSES: Gardening Class (ACC Library) “Pollinator Gardens.” Registration required. 6 p.m. FREE! COMEDY: 9th Annual LaughFest (The Foundry) Headliner Jason Webb is the co-creator of Nerdist show “Follow That” and has appeared at 10,000 Laughs Comedy

GAMES: Bingo (Highwire Lounge) Win prizes. 8–10 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Saucehouse Barbeque) Gather a team and compete. 8 p.m. www. GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) Stories, songs and crafts for preschool-aged children and their caregivers. 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee KIDSTUFF: Kitty KaPow and Professor Whiskers (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Kitty KaPow and her sidekick Professor Whiskers will play dance-party tunes. Costumes encouraged. 2 p.m. FREE! madison

p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door), $7 (w/ AthFest wristband). www.flagpole. com

LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 12 Cali ’N’ Tito’s Eastside 11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www.calintitos. com LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays folk with Latin influences every Tuesday. The Foundry Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www. THE MULLIGAN BROTHERS Americana four-piece from Mobile, AL. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www. THE POWERS Local folk-rock band of brothers. ALL THE OTHER REINDEER Progressive rock band from Athens. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 5 p.m. FREE! www. DJ OSMOSE Spinning an all-vinyl set of funk, soul, roots reggae and more. State Botanical Garden of Georgia Sunflower Concert Series. 7 p.m. $10 (members), $15. ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency. MACKALIE DAVIDSON Local folk and pop singer and guitarist. The World Famous 10 p.m. DAVID BARBE Local luminary and studio engineer performs a solo set. JOE ROWE Local musician singing songs about life and death.

Wednesday 13 Las Rosas play the Georgia Theatre Rooftop on Friday, June 15. Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Preschool Picnic (Bogart Library) Pack a lunch for stories and fun on the playground. 11:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/bogart KIDSTUFF: Myth Busters (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Discover the truth. 2 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (ACC Library) Parents can share plays, songs and simple books with their babies. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-6133650, KIDSTUFF: DIY Vinyl Record Journals (ACC Library) Teens can make a journal or notebook from old vinyl records. All supplies are provided. Ages 11–18. 3 p.m. FREE! 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. 10:15 a.m. FREE! MEETINGS: The Oglethorpe County Bee Club (Oglethorpe

Games) Bring your own lunch and try out some new games. 11:30 a.m. FREE! GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) See Tuesday listing for full description 6 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Great Gravity (Bogart Library) MathMinds presents a hands-on STEM workshop on gravity. Ages 6–8. 1 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Toddler Tuesday: Summertime (Georgia Museum of Art) Families and children 18 months–3 years can take a tour tailored for young children, listen to stories and participate in a hands-on activity. 10 a.m. FREE! callan@uga. edu, KIDSTUFF: Shadow Puppet Show (ACC Library) Watch a shadow puppet presentation of the folktale The Seeing Stick. Ages 4–11. 2:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Preschool Storytime (ACC Library) See Tuesday listing for full description Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE!


Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. Noell Appling, Aaron Stafford and Jake Ward open. Hosted by Sarah Kale. 7 p.m. $10, $8 (w/ AthFest wristband). www. COMEDY: Educated Mess (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) See standups from Athens and Atlanta. 9 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) See Wednesday listing for full description 4–7 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Snakes Alive (Bogart Library) See snakes up close with a representative from Sandy Creek Nature Center. 10:30 a.m. FREE! FILM: Flicker Film Society (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Watch parts 1 and 2 of The Decline of Western Civilization. 7 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Street Fighter 2 Tournament (Wonderbar) Battle it out. 6 p.m. james.allen.warrior@

KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (Oconee County Library) Watch some anime and manga, listen to J-Pop music, eat Japanese snacks and share fan art. Ages 11–18. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Kitty Kapow and Professor Whiskers (Oconee County Civic Center) Kids can rock out with musical superheroes with interactive singing and dancing. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens KIDSTUFF: Music Origami (ACC Library) Teens can create musical instruments or insects from sheet music. Ages 11–18. 3 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Preschool & Toddler Storytime (Madison County Library) Stories, songs and simple crafts. Ages 0–5. 10:30 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Preschool Storytime (ACC Library) See Tuesday listing for full description Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE!

Down the Line EVENTS: Flagpole Athens Music Awards 6/21 (Morton Theatre) 7:30

Blind Pig Tavern 7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4919 (College Station Road location) LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul. Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. All musicians welcome. Backline provided! Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. THE FORMULA New local rock group. FLORAL CEMETARY Alternative rock group from Atlanta. OPEN No info available. 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. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9:30 p.m. FREE! www. DR. DANNY Indie-pop alter ego of New York City songwriter Danny Ayala.

Locos Grill & Pub 6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location) REVEREND TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Good old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverance. 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.

Thursday 14 Akademia Brewing Co. 7 p.m. FREE! MALCOLM & SULLIVAN New local classic- and folk-rock duo. Blue Sky 10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153 WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday! Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul. The Falls 6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-2217 LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. MRJORDANMRTONKS Tommy Jordan and William Tonks’ collaboration features rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies. JEFF RYMES Rootsy singer-songwriter known for his time in influential California band The Lonesome Strangers. HISTORIC SUNSETS Athens-based experimental rock band. DEAU EYES Indie-rock project from Richmond, VA. The Foundry 8 p.m. $15 (adv), $20 (door). www. TURNSTILES Billy Joel tribute band led by Tony Monaco. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www. THE TAXICAB VERSES Local group fronted by Jim Wilson and inspired by the traditional sounds of Ghana. LASSINE KOUYATE Local singer-songwriter Adam Klein presents a twist on traditional West African music. Go Bar 11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday! Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. MILLS LANE Neal Fountain leads his band through musical explorations. Featuring Chris Enghauser on bass, Jamie DeRevere on drums and AJ Adams on pedal steel. Highwire Lounge 11 p.m. $1 (headphone). SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and three channels of music. The first hour is free!

Hilltop Grille 6 p.m. FREE! CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local country and Southern rock singer-songwriter performs with his group. The Office Lounge 8 p.m. 706-546-0840 CHRIS AND THE HAMPTONES Local rock group led by guitarist and songwriter Chris Hampton. Southern Brewing Company 5 p.m. FREE! KARAOKE DJ Gregory plays song requests and lets the bravest of the bunch jump in to sing. Every Thursday!

Friday 15 Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam. Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Local ensemble with influences ranging from Tuvan folk songs to psychedelic rock anthems to jazz-funk grooves. LEX CALLAHAN Athens-based underground hip-hop performer. THE FAMILY RECIPE New local jazz fusion outfit. Creature Comforts Brewery 7 p.m. FREE! BYV Atlanta-based conscious-rap collective with a live band. LITTLE STRANGER Poppy, funky alternative hip hop group from Charleston, SC. BILLY WINN Singer-songwriter and EDM performer from Washington, DC. DK Detroit-born, Athens-based hiphop artist. Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com ANCIENT RIVER Psych-rock project led by singer-songwriter James Barreto. FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths. THE PIERRES Athens-based alternative rock group. JACOB MORRIS Moths’ frontman performs a solo set of gentle, melodic folk. 40 Watt Club 9:30 p.m. $3. ’80S DANCE PARTY Dance to your favorite tunes from the 1980s. The Foundry 6 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens. com FRANKIE’S BLUES MISSION Blues group led by South Georgia native Frankie Lee. This is a special Father’s Day show. Fully Loaded Pizza Co. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6150 LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www. CHUCK WESTMORELAND Psychfolk singer-songwriter from Portland, OR. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

CAFETERIA A reunion show from this local band. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www. LAS ROSAS Psychedelic garage-rock band from Brooklyn, NY. CHAMPAGNE SUPERCHILLIN’ French-pop and psych-rock-influenced band from Nashville, TN. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 MIDNIGHT BOI Alias of local musician Eli Rickli, playing “pseudo-Satanic hip hop.” RICKY DIGITS Local emcee who cites MF Doom, cLOUDDEAD, Wu-Tang Clan and Eminem as influences. DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. TY MANNING & THE SLAWDOG BISCUITS New local band led by former Bearfoot Hooker Manning described as “Ronnie Milsap meets Tom Petty.” Tonight is the album release show! SCOTT LOW Solo set from the formerly local Americana singer-songwriter. ADAM KLEIN Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana. Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night. Live Wire 7 p.m. $15. FROGGY FRESH Rapper and comedian known for viral YouTube hits like “The Baddest.” He’s joined by partner Money Maker Mike. See Calendar Pick on p. 12. The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 SACRED HOLLOW Local band playing loud, catchy hard rock with a bite. Terrapin Beer Co. 5 p.m. FREE! JOE CAT Local troubadour whose influences range from Steve Earle and Townes Van Zant to Johnny Cash. Terrapin Beer Co. 9 p.m. $5. 20 WATT TOMBSTONE Fuzzedout two-piece rock group from Wisconsin. BEAST MODE Local groove/thrashmetal band that offers “the heaviest metal in the city.” BLESS THE DEAD Outlaw metal band from Atlanta. STONEMAN Atlanta-based metal band with touches of doom and thrash. DAYGLO MOURNING Stoner- and doom-metal band. VFW 8 p.m. $10. CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local country and Southern rock singer-songwriter performs with his group.

Saturday 16 Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $2 (18-20). www. PLAQUE MARKS Philly-based sludge-rock band featuring local guitarist Gene Woolfolk.

DONKEY PUNCH The raucous Athens rock band reunites for a special performance. THE MIDS Reunion show from this punk band. Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com HAPPY CHEESE Local experimental bedroom-pop project. A VERY LOUD DEATH Three-piece rock group from Atlanta. HXXS Electronic duo from Los Angeles.

Terrapin Beer Co. 5 p.m. FREE! MORGAN WADE Virginia singer-songwriter playing a blend of country, folk and high-energy Americana.

Sunday 17 Cali ’N’ Tito’s Eastside 6 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087 THE LUCKY JONES Local band playing old-school rockin’ rhythm and blues.

The Foundry 8 p.m. SOLD OUT. JOHN BERRY Country singer-songwriter known for hits like “Your Love Amazes Me.”

The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door). www. THE WAILIN’ JENNYS Rootsy, Juno Award-winning vocal trio from Canada. See story on p. 8.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-3928 REPENT AT LEISURE Celtic pub band playing “Irish rock,” including traditional, punk, modern and original Celtic music.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 6 p.m. FREE! CLASSICAL REVOLUTION UGA School of Music graduates and students play works by Dvorak, Ligeti, Bach and more.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. $3. www. BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. This is a special Lil Wayne tribute set. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. ART CONTEST Local math-rock group with propulsive rhythms and intricate melodies. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. MAPS & ATLASES Dynamic experimental post-rock group from Chicago. See story on p. 8. PRISM TATS Solo project featuring guitar, vocals and electronics.

No. 3 Railroad Street 3 p.m. BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility. ADAM PAYNE Payne writes songs with a lot of heart that can make you tear up or laugh out loud. Terrapin Beer Co. 3 p.m. FREE! JIM COOK Local solo performer playing acoustic blues, classic rock and Americana.

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Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJ GOOD GIRL Playing pop, hip-hop and R&B hits from the ’80s, ’90s and beyond. Grindhouse Killer Burgers 5 p.m. FREE! 706-612-9327 CARLY KING Up-and-coming local acoustic singer-songwriter. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 7 p.m. $5. THE S SHOW Featuring music from Ali Blake, Sash the Bash, Seline Haze, Sarah Visser and Angie P. The Arsonist.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www. SOUND CULTURE Reggae-rock group out of Atlanta. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night most Mondays. Hosted by Larry Forte.

Tuesday 19 Cali ’N’ Tito’s Eastside 11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays folk with Latin influences every Tuesday. The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $7. QUIET HOLLERS Indie band formed in Louisville, KY with a shapeshifting sound.

Highwire Lounge 11 p.m. $1 (headphone). SILENT DISCO Dance with wireless headphones and three channels of music. The first hour is free! Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night. Nuçi’s Space 7 p.m. FREE! CAMP AMPED FINALE SHOW Camp Amped concludes with young musicians showcasing the originals and covers they learned during camp.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www. PEARL EARL Fuzzy garage-pop fourpiece from Denton, TX. BILLBOARD BAGGINS Athensbased experimental outfit. Georgia Theatre On the rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www. ANDREW BRANTLEY Member of jam band The Orange Constant performs a solo set.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DEZORAH Dramatic, Latin-tinged progressive rock group from McAllen, TX. SELINE HAZE Athens-based hip-hop artist who makes “music to inspire, to empathize and to motivate.” DK Detroit-born, Athens-based hiphop artist. RAZZI KING Local artist that blends reggae, calypso, rock, funk and more to create a unique sound. QUANSTAR Atlanta-based hip-hop artist. GAWDLEE Rapper and performer from Atlanta.

Wednesday 20 Blind Pig Tavern 7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4919 (College Station Road location) LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul. Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. Backline provided! Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www. KINDERCORE VINYL NIGHT Kindercore’s DJs spin indie rock, new wave, Britpop and more. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www. BLUNT BANGS Local indie-pop band featuring Black Kids frontman Reggie Youngblood. Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. $18 (adv.), $22 (door). www. STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS The former Pavement frontman is backed by his all-star band of rockers. LITHICS Four-piece “minimalist punk band” from Portland, OR. Go Bar 9 p.m. $3. 706-546-5609 DJ OSMOSE Local DJ spins a set of deep house and disco edits. GROUP GROPE Local artist plays a live techno set on drum machine and modular synth. Locos Grill & Pub 6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location) PULLIN’ STRINGS Bluegrass band playing a mix of originals and covers from the likes of The Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan. 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. The World Famous 10 p.m. HEX PARTY New local grunge- and sludge-inspired rock trio. TREADLES Airy, emotive heavy-rock group from New Orleans. BETHLEHEM STEEL Brooklyn, NY-based indie-rock three-piece.

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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. Visit website for application. Deadline June 15, Sept. 15 & Dec. 15., FALL RESIDENCIES (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) Now accepting proposals for Artists-inATHICA fall residencies. Artists may work in any or multiple disciplines and traditions, including but not limited to visual, curatorial, musical, performing, written, experimental, cinematic, digital and theatrical arts. Residents can work independently or collaborate with others. Deadline June 30. artists-in-athica-residency-program GEORGIA RIVER NETWORK’S TRASH TO ART CONTEST (Athens, GA) Participants of all ages are encouraged to submit artwork they create from trash found at river clean-ups. The River Trash Cleanup to Art Contest will be held Sept. 8 during the Weekend for Rivers Conference and River Celebration Award Dinner Party. gwyneth@ MAKERSPACE MEMBERSHIP (The Hatch) Makers can have access to a full woodshop, metal shop, electronics lab, clean prototyping space, as well as fine art tools, sewing, 3D printing, laser cutting and other tools. $50/month for 24/7 access. Members also get discounted

classes and attendance to monthly events. membership OPEN STUDIO MEMBERSHIP (Lyndon House Arts Center) Local artists can access studio facilities through a new open studio monthly membership program. Studios include ceramics, jewelry, painting, fiber, printmaking, photography and woodshop/sculpture studios. Access to tools, a kiln and and equipment. Up to 32 hours per week. $65/month or $175/three months. 706-6133623, leisure PAINT YOUR PET (ARTini’s Art Lounge) A portion of proceeds will benefit Campus Cats. Register and send a photo of your pet by June 18. Workshop on June 23, 7–9 p.m. $50.,

Auditions A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL (Elberton Arts Center, Elberton) Encore Junior hosts audtions for teens and pre-teens in grades 6–12 for a whimsical version of Charles DIckens’ classic. Auditions on June 18 & June 20, 6–8 p.m. Rehearsals June through early August. Performances Aug. 10–12 at the Elbert Theatre. 706283-1049 ARE YOU BEING SERVED? (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) Encore Productions presents auditions for the British comedy. The audition consists of readings from the script. Auditions on June 25–26, 6–8 p.m.

art around town AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Dyanne Horgan makes mixed media prints that combine digital and analog practices. 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 AREA UROLOGY (2142 W. Broad St.) See colorful paintings by Dr. Hildegard Timberlake. ATHENS ART AND FRAME (1021 Parkway Blvd.) Heidi Hensley’s paintings depict colorful and eclectic scenes of Athens and UGA. ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) The traveling exhibit “Just Kids” features photographs by Ryan Johnson of Georgia families and their loved ones who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. Through July 8. ATHENS LATINO CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND SERVICES (445 Huntington Rd., #120) See 20 paintings by Stanley Bermudez. BENDZUNAS GLASS (89 W. South Ave., Comer) The family-run studio has been creating fine art glass for almost 40 years. CITY OF WATKINSVILLE (Downtown Watkinsville) “Public Art Watkinsville: A Pop-up Sculpture Exhibit” consists of sculptures placed in prominent locations around downtown. Artists include Benjamin Lock, William Massey, Stan Mullins, Robert Clements, Harold Rittenberry and Joni Younkins-Herzog. • “Artscape Oconee: The Monuments of Artland” 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. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Ruth Allen, Missy Kulik and Cathy Dailey. Through July 7. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Spotlight 2018” shares prints by Ali Norman and paintings by Joseph Peragine and Helen Kuykendall. Through Sept. 15.


Rehearsals July through mid-September. Performances Sept. 7–16. 706-283-1049

Classes AQUATIC AEROBICS (Memorial Park) Low impact exercise. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6–7 p.m. Saturdays, 10–11 a.m. $5. 706-613-3580 ARTIST WORKSHOPS (KA Artist Shop) “Screen Printing Basics with Courtney McCracken.” June 13. $45. CLASSES (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) “Community Coffeehouse,” Mondays–Thursdays from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. “Silver Sneakers Stretch,” Mondays at 10 a.m. “Oil Painting,” Mondays at 1:30 p.m. “American Legion Post 20 Coffee Hour,” Tuedays at 9 a.m. “Threadwork Crafting Club,” Tuesdays at 9 a.m. “Tai Chi,” Wednesdays at 10 a.m. “Silver Sneakers Yoga,” Wednesdays at 11 a.m. “Bellydance,” Wednesdays at 7 p.m. “Poets of Winterville,” first Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. “Mahjong,” Thursdays at 1 p.m. “Line Dancing,” Thursdays at 4 p.m. “Ballroom Dancing,” Thursdays at 6 p.m. 706-742-0823,, www. COMPUTER CLASSES (ACC Library) “Finding Employment Online.” June 16, 3 p.m. “Internet 101: Browser Basics.” June 26, 10 a.m. Different topics each month. Advance registration required. FREE!

DIGITAL MEDIA CENTER CLASSES (ACC Library) “Video Editing.” June 20, 7 p.m. “After Effects.” June 27, 7 p.m. Registration required. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens ENERGY HEALING & ANIMAL TELEPATHY (Ancient Suns Intuitive Arts, Cobbham Neighborhood) In “Animal Telepathy I,” learn how to send and receive intuitive communications with animals. Wednesdays, June 13–July 18, 5–7 p.m. $200/ five-week classes. ancientsuns, www. FARMVIEW CLASSES (Farmview Market) “Water-Bath Canning: Peach Butter.” June 14, 2–4 p.m. $40. “Water-Bath Canning: Pepper Jelly.” July 24, 6–8 p.m. $40 (Both canning classes held at Morgan Co. Extension Office’s Consumer Kitchen in Madison). “Cinnamon Rolls & Cinnamon Raisin Bread.” July 24, 5:15 p.m. $33. “On the Grill: Sausage-Making for Tailgating Season.” Aug. 4, 3 p.m. $40. “Columbus Day Sausage-Making: Flavors From Around the World.” Oct. 3, 3 p.m. $40. www.farmview MOSAIC ART CLASSES (200 Northcrest Dr.) Weekend mosaic classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Visit website for upcoming dates. $175. corazonmosaics@, www.corazonmosaics. com 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/athens ONE-ON-ONE DIGITAL MEDIA CENTER TUTORIALS (ACC Library) Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums

GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Jaime Bull’s site-specific installation “Pillow Fight” is a spirited remembrance of jumping on beds and swinging feather filled cushions in a playful bout. A light-show begins at 7 p.m. each night. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Images of Awakening: Buddhist Sculpture from Afghanistan and Pakistan.” Through June 17. • “Bloom Where You’re Planted: The Collection of Deen Day Sanders.” Through July 29. • “A Legacy of Giving: C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry” shares French and American art. Through Aug. 5. HEIRLOOM CAFE & FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Ink, watercolor and silkscreen paintings of scenes around Athens by Jamie Calkin, plus photographs of people, places and things by Arezou Taeed. Through June 25. HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) An exhibition of works by British photographer Jonno Morley. Through June. HOWARD’S (119 N. Jackson St.) The new gallery space opens with a show of works by Milano Chow and Torkwase Dyson. Opening reception June 16. JITTERY JOE’S ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) “Acrylic on Acrylic” features innovative contemporary work by Ella Salt. JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Drawings and painting by Patrick Linker. K.A. ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) UGA’s Printmaking Student Association share a “Mini Print Retrospective.” Through June 20. LAST RESORT GRILL (174 W. Clayton St.) A solo exhibition by Ruth Allen. LOWERY GALLERY (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Danielsville) The gallery celebrates “24 Years of Art” with Giclee prints, originals, photographs and sculptures by over 24 artists including Claire Clements, Ben Rouse, Peter Loose, Kip Ramey and more. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) “Athens Metal Arts Guild: The Many Facets of Metalsmithing.” Through Aug. 4. • “Our Point of View: Plein Air Painters Group.” Through Aug. 4. • “Full House” is a biennial invitational exhibit showcasing works by members of the 18 guilds and art groups that meet at LHAC. Through Aug. 4. • “Works by Vernon Thornsberry.” Through Aug. 4. • Photography of scenes from Northeast India by Sean Dunn. Through Sept. 7. MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) In “The Bower Bird,” sculptor Thomas Prochnow mimics the Australian bird’s


and cassettes to DVDs and CDs. Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. 706-613-3650 SALSA CLASSES (Dancefx) Learn how to salsa dance. No partner required. Salsa and Bachata every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. (beginners), 7:15 (intermediate/advanced). $10. SALSA DANCE CLASSES (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Cuban-style salsa dance classes (Casino-Rueda) with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $10 (incl. one drink). www.facebook. com/salsaathens SEWING CLASSES (Community) A four-week introductory course to machine sewing taught by Maria Teresa Pena. Wednesdays, July 11– Aug. 1, 6:30–9 p.m. $100., YOGA CLASSES (M3Yoga) Proceeds from Community Classes through June will benefit Nuci’s Space. $8/ drop-in., YOGA CLASSES & WORKSHOPS (Athens Five Points Yoga Studio) Six-month Yoga Teacher Training Program begins in September. Hip Hop yoga (June 15, 7 p.m.), Ayurveda Workshop Part 2 (June 16), International Day of Yoga: Free Meditation Class with Kirtan (June 21, 7 p.m.), Kriyas and Pranayama (June 30) and Intro to Yin Workshop (July 21). www.athensfivepoints

Help Out 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. aspx?nid=4026

Kidstuff ACC SUMMER CAMPS (Multiple Locations) Athens-Clarke County

Leisure Services offers camps in science, dance, sports, art and more. Visit website for dates and details. 706-613-3800, leisure ART CAMP (Brella Studio, 142 Foreman Dr.) Do art projects inspired by fictional animals and fairy tales. Ages 3–10. Register by June 13. Camp runs June 18–22. $200., DOUBLE HELIX STEAM SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS (580 Tallassee Rd.) “Stranger Things Camp (grades 2–9).” June 18–22, $275. “Family, Flavor and Fun Cooking Camp (grades 2–9).” June 25–29, $275. “Chocolate Camp (grades 4–9).” July 2–3 & 5–6, $240. “Harry Potter Camp (grades 4–9).” July 9–13, $275. “It is Alive! Using Coding to Create (grades 2–9).” July 16–20, $275. “Sculpture Camp (grades 5–9).” July 23–27, $300. “Adventure Camp (grades 3–8).” July 30–Aug. 3, $300. doublehelixsummercamp. EXPERIENCE VIRTUAL REALITY WORKSHOP (Oconee County Library) Experience the world of virtual reality. Ages 8–11. June 12–14, 3 p.m. FREE! Registration required. KIDSPLAY THEATRE AND VIDEO CAMP (Winterville Auditorium) Circle Ensemble Theatre hosts a camp focused on writing scripts, improvisation, stage terms and techniques, voice, movement and ensemble building. Participants will perform at the end of camp. Ages 10–17. June 25–29, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., www. REPORT CARD REWARDS PROGRAM (Bishop Park) Any student K–12 in Athens may bring his or her final report card with to the ACC Leisure Services Aquatics Office for a free summer pool pass (all A’s or all E’s) or 10 free swims (all A’s and B’s or E’s and M’s). 706613-3589, ext. 226, www.athens ROOTING FOR COMMUNITY (Williams Farm, 235 Northside Dr.) The camp offers kid empowerment through garden education, cooking

unusual mating ritual of constructing a bower adorned with feathers, shells and other found objects. Through July 31. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Art by Sara Sturges. Through June. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) The annual “Members Exhibit” includes sculpture, paintings, drawings, textiles, jewelry, pottery, photography and more. Through July 6. PEDAL DRIVEN CYCLES (1075 W. Broad St.) Artwork by James Greer and Nathan Tavel. Through June. THE PINE & THE ROOT (1235 S. Milledge Ave.) Artwork by Jamie Calkin, Arezou Taeed and Miranda Rupkey. Through August. PINEWOODS PUBLIC LIBRARY (1265 Hwy. 29 N. #12) See paintings by Stanley Bermudez as well as a community mural currently in the process of restoration. RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Wrestling Temptation: The Quest to Control Alcohol in Georgia.” Through Sept. 21. SOUTHERN BREWING COMPANY (231 Collins Industrial Blvd.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Surrealism and Magic Realism. THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) Jack Burk shares watercolor, acrylic and mixed media works. Through July. TIF SIGFRIDS (119 N. Jackson St.) “Art Rosenbaum and Friends” features works by Art Rosenbaum, Margo Rosenbaum, James Herbert, Bill Paul, Ridley Howard, Howard Finster, Dilmus Hall, Charlie Rakestraw, Bonnie Loggins, Sam Stabler and Richard Olsen. Opening reception June 16. TRIO CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY (766 W. Broad St.) A tribute to fierce and fabulous feline friends, “CatFest” includes works by over 30 artists. Through July 21. • Trio’s first annual “Young Artist Exhibition” shows works by students in grade 12 and under. Through July 21. VERONICA’S SWEET SPOT (149 Oneta St., #6C6) See work by local and regional artists, craftsmen, potters and sculptors. WHITE TIGER GOURMET (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Paintings by Charles Clinkenbeard. Currently on view through July 22. THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Permanent artists include RA Miller, Chris Hubbard, Travis Craig, Michelle Fontaine, Dan Smith, Greg Stone and more.

lessons, food justice, fine arts and more at the Athens Land Trust’s Williams Farm. For 4th–8th graders. Full scholarships available. July 2–13, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. $160. 706613-0122, www.athenslandtrust. org/rfc SPLASH PAD (Multiple Locations) The Trail Creek Splash Pad will be open on weekends Aug. 5–Sept. 4, plus regular seasonal hours now through Aug. 5. The Rocksprings Splash Pad is now open during regular hours. $1/person. Pool passes $20–40. www.athensclarkecounty. com/splashpad STRONG GIRLS SUMMER CAMP (Center City Ballet) A camp designed to empower girls through creative activities, yoga, crafts, themed dis-

Support Groups ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (Athens, GA) If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Call for location and meeting times. 706-389-4164, EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) A 12-step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Meets Sundays, 4–5 p.m. 706-202-7463, www.emotions MENTAL HEALTH PEER SUPPORT GROUP (Nuçi’s Space) Meets the second Wednesday of every month. Open to anyone focused on improv-

Carolina.” Aug. 25, 9 a.m.–Aug. 27, 6 p.m. $240–360. All trips depart and return to Rocksprings Park. For ages 50 & up. Register online. www. under recreation tab HAPPY, ALIVE AND BUILT TO SURVIVE (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) The East Georgia Cancer Coalition offers a group fitness class for cancer survivors who are at least six months removed from treatment, along with their friends and family members. Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 27, 5:30 p.m FREE! INCLUSIVE BOOK CLUB (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Adults of all abilities can read out loud and discuss books. Thursdays through




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“A Road to the Sky,” a collection of photographs from India by Sean Dunn, is currently on view at the Lyndon House Arts Center through Friday, Sept. 7. cussions, community service, trips to female-owned businesses and fun. July 9–13, 1st grade and up. $200. SUMMER ART CAMPS (Lyndon House Arts Center) “Live Action Puppets and Video” for ages 12–16. June 25–29, 1–4 p.m. “Fine Art Intensive” for ages 12–16. July 9–20, 1–4 p.m. “Women Artists of the Americas.” July 16–20, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. or July 23–27, 1–4 p.m. Ages 8–11. 706-613-3623 SUMMER CAMPS (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Camps include themed programming on modern art, superhero and fantasy, dollhouse design, natural dyeing and textiles, fairies and nature art, Latin American art, women in art, and more. Check website for full descriptions and dates. SUMMER CAMPS (Community Voices in Action) “Backyard Broadway Creative Arts” for ages 10–14 includes theater, writing and creative arts. June 18–22. $125–150/week. 706-340-7461, summer2018 SUMMER FOOD SERVICE Free lunches will be served to children at 27 day camps, educational programs and recreation centers around Athens. Check website for participating locations and schedule. Through July 13. 706-425-5354, mappleby@, www.athens VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (Young Harris Memorial UMC, 973 Prince Ave.) A bible study and service. June 27–29 and July 1, 11 a.m. VIRTUAL REALITY WORKSHOP (ACC Library) Kids can experience the world of virtual reality. June 12–14, 3 p.m. Registration required. Ages 8–11. oconee

ing their life and learning how to live with their condition. FREE! www. NAMI SUPPORT GROUPS (Multiple Locations) For family members, friends and caregivers of individuals with mental illnesses. “NAMI Family Support Group.” Every fourth Tuesday, 6–7:30 p.m. in room 302 at the First Presbyterian Church of Athens. Every second Monday, 6:30–8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Watkinsville. nami, www.namihall. org PROJECT SAFE (Athens, GA) “The New Beginnings Support Group.” Mondays, 6:30–8 p.m., with a dinner on the last Monday of the month. Childcare provided. “Athena: Goddess of Courage, Wisdom and Justice Group.” Thursdays, 6–7:30 p.m. “Walk-In Clinic.” Mondays, 1–4 p.m. and Thursdays, 3–6 p.m. 24-hour crisis hotline: 706-5433331. Teen texting line: 706-7658019.

On The Street ACC LIBRARY BOOK CLUBS (ACC Library) Book Clubs include The African American Authors Book Club, Talking About Books, Philo of Philosophy, Last Monday Book Group and After the End: PostApocalyptic Fiction. www.athens ADULT RECREATIONAL TENNIS LEAGUE ARTL is a flex league offering singles, doubles and mixed doubles. $25–35. www.tennisforlife. net ADULT TRIPS (Rocksprings Community Center) “Morgan County African American Museum and Shopping in Historic Madison.” Aug. 10, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. $20–30. “Weekend Trip to Cherokee, North

June, 1 p.m. Call for titles. 706795-5597, madison MEDITATION IN ATHENS (Multiple Locations) Meditations are offered in various forms across town. Athens Zen Group offers a newcomers orientation every Sunday (except first Sunday of the month) at 11 a.m. Breathing Heart Sangha offers mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Sundays, 6:30–8 p.m. Dedicated Mindfulness Practitioners meets at the Griffin Dubose Healing Lodge every first and third Saturday of the month, 8:30–9:30 a.m. Mindful Living Center offers intro classes every second Friday, 5:30–6:30 p.m. at the Griffin Debose Healing Lodge. Satchidananda Mission offers yoga meditation every Sunday, 6:30–7:30 p.m. and Kirtan every third Sunday, 4–6 p.m. MEDITATIONS FOR A PEACEFUL SELF (Nuçi’s Space) Beginners welcome. June 18–22, 10–11 a.m. STORMWATER CALENDAR (Athens, GA) The ACC Stormwater staff is seeking photos of stormwater management facilities, nature scenes, plants and animals from all around Athens to create a wall calendar. Submit photos by email with the name of the photographer and a description of where, when and why it was taken. Deadline Aug. 31. THE CLASSIC CITY FRINGE FESTIVAL (Athens, GA) The Classic City Fringe Festival is seeking performers in theater, dance, performance art, puppetry, improv, comedy and more. Deadline Aug. 31. Festival Oct. 18–21. classiccityfringefest@, www.classiccityfringe f

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TAKE ME FOR A RIDE IN THE CAR CAR: Since off sticking to the chicken, unless you Paul’s Bar-B-Q in Lexington closed, there really like a heavily sauced crock-pot-based aren’t so many culinary reasons to head barbecue. Krispy Krunchy has biscuits in out 78 east from Athens into Oglethorpe the a.m., opens very early in the morning County. Cafe Racer Coffee + Donuts (3 and serves daily until there’s no more Arnoldsville Road, in Crawford, 706-899chicken. As you’d expect, its prices are quite 0210) is trying to change that. Named for reasonable. the lightweight, stripped-down motorcycles popular in 1960s England, it operates out of FARTHER YET: Drive and drive and drive the former Biscuit Barn, in a tiny space that some more until you get to Savannah, and does drive-thru service out of a window on it’d be wise to build a trip to Narobia’s either side of the small building. If it’s open, Grits and Gravy (2019 Habersham St., in the flag with the logo is flying. Everything Savannah, 912-231-0563) into your schedis as cute as can be, and the name is apt, considering the minimal menu: coffee, a few teas, doughnuts made fresh daily, a single biscuit. Owned and operated by service-industry veterans who used to live in Athens and now enjoy the quiet of the country, it does not talk down to its rural surroundings one bit. The coffee program, which uses Counter Culture beans, is serious and focused: drip, iced, latte, mocha, cubano, cortado, macchiato, frappé. That’s it. No pumpkin spice in sight. The doughnuts are similar, with flavors that change daily. Cafe Racer Coffee + Donuts Maybe a tiny bit darkly fried, they are not too sweet, which makes them quite good, and the icing is drizzled, ule. Savannah has many fancier options not slathered on. Glazes can include vanilla, that have attracted national coverage and a chocolate and strawberry, but also espresso lot of tourist-focused restaurants like Paula (the absolute best of the bunch), blueberry, Deen’s empire, but Narobia’s will leave you grapefruit, lemon, watermelon and so on. far more satisfied than the latter. The space Flavors are subtle and well executed, and isn’t big, and a line of working-class African although they’re probably best first thing in Americans and heavily pierced art-school the morning (they’re fried at 5:30 a.m.), the kids wait out front for tables, either at small doughnuts are still tasty later in the day. booths inside or under a metal-roofed patio The biscuit comes with scrambled egg, a out back, where there’s more elbow room. wonderful sausage patty, cheese and fresh The menu is more seafood-oriented grape jelly, a combination at which I usually breakfast than meat-and-three, and you turn up my nose (I don’t love savory and would be wise to use the name of the sweet together; yes, it’s a regular argument restaurant as a guide. Pretty much everyin my house), but that works perfectly in thing comes with grits, and they are superthis case. Service is speedy and friendly, and lative: swole rather than runny, with fat there are doughnut holes as well as the fullindividual grains perceptible by your taste size tori. Cafe Racer is open weekdays from buds. They don’t even need gravy, but you 6:30–11:30 a.m. should get it anyway. Most plates also come with two eggs and biscuit or toast, but you A LITTLE FARTHER: Keep going three miles can sub in French toast, hash browns or hot down the road, and you’ll come to a location cakes for a slight upcharge. of gas-station chicken franchise Krispy Fried salmon patties are a great option, Krunchy (1185 Athens Road, in Crawford, peppery and meaty. So is shrimp, which is 706-743-3308), inside the convenience fresh and simply treated. Do your kids only store behind the Valero. There’s another one eat pancakes? They have those, and they are in Statham (inside Pat’s, at 1937 Atlanta well browned. You can customize your meal Hwy.), but both are relatively new to the in any number of ways, including adding area. The chain, founded in Lafayette, LA liver, a fruit cup, bacon (turkey or regular), in 1989, is expanding rapidly and has a ton tilapia and so on. Narobia’s is open 7 a.m.–1 of locations in Atlanta. Is it worth a special p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m.–2 trip? No, but if you’re in the area and you p.m. Saturday. want some pretty good chicken, it’s worth a brief detour. WHAT UP?: The Expat is open in Five Points. Take-out only, it aligns with the regisTaqueria Mundos has replaced Las ter inside the convenience store and—in Monarcas on Danielsville Road. Sonny’s theory, at least—has shrimp and fish as BBQ is closed and re-opening as Malinda’s well as chicken and chicken tenders. The Country Kitchen and Catering. Taste spice blend that covers everything is an of India is being booted from its downupgrade over KFC, especially on the big town space. Get the scoop on more local potato wedges. A handwritten sign promrestaurant news at the Grub Notes blog at ises barbecue sandwiches, but you’re better f


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’60s and early ’70s, but few have stuck the landing like Hereditary. As a shorthand descriptor, Hereditary could be accurately titled Rosemary’s Mother, and Exorcist comparisons are rarely applied this truthfully in horror advertising. The control, presence and often absence of sound is such a key to cinematic terror. Charlie’s tongue click is sure to replace The Conjuring’s handclap for most terrifying noise to make in a dark room in the middle of the night to scare your spouse or younger sibling. Fans of The Witch have a new champion—one that should scare the bejesus out of mainstream moviegoers as well. How much do you trust your mother?

HEREDITARY (R) It seems every year births out of truly disturbing notions, but still an artistic horror film upon which crittells a cogent story. Too often, narrative ics bestow raves and genre fans pin their inexplicability is used as a terror substitute hopes. Hereditary, from first-time feature in horr-art. Collette—no stranger to mulfilmmaker Ari Aster, is the real deal, not tiple personalities after portraying Tara some abstruse pretender to the throne. Gregson’s seven personalities for three Aster’s debut stars Toni Collette—in a seasons on Showtime’s “United States of performance deserving of every seemingly Tara”—ensures that Annie is not simply a FIRST REFORMED (R) Despite popular hyperbolic accolade—as Annie Graham, a one-dimensional scream queen. She is an notions, conservatism does not have a mother of two who has just monopoly on patriotism lost her own mother. In her or faith. Filmmaker Paul Ocean’s 8 eulogy, Annie describes her Schrader delivers one of mother as mysterious, and his more potent cinematic later, she tells a grief support sermons in this liberal group that their relationship look at subjects more often was strained at best. addressed in artistically Annie’s mother struggled deficient faith-based movwith dissociative identity ies. Ethan Hawke adds disorder and dementia. Now, another influential figure Annie is seeing apparitions to American fiction in Rev. and, after another shocker, Toller, the leader of a small By signing this contract, you agree to sing “Someone to Love” with me in a car. worries for the safety of her church in upstate New York children, Peter (Alex Wolff) that is more museum than and Charlie (Milly Shapiro). Eventually, angry woman, a fierce mother and possibly vigorous bride of Christ. After counseling Annie begins to question whether her mom a danger to herself and others. She should a young, radical environmentalist (Philip was actually crazy or whether she ran a already be headlining the shortlists for Ettinger) at the behest of his pregnant wife, coven of devil worshipers. The other option, year-end awards. Mary (Amanda Seyfried), Toller’s desponconsidered by Annie’s long-suffering husArtistic pedigree aside, Hereditary dent eyes are opened to even more despair. band, Steve (Gabriel Byrne), is that she has morphs from a devastatingly opaque famFirst Reformed is no summer pick-me-up, her mother’s rebellious genes. ily drama to a frightening film. Recent but we pretty much have one of those Wisely, Aster crafts an arcane film loaded films have attempted the difficult move opening in theaters each week. Instead, it with terrifying imagery and shocks built of channeling the occult terror of the late will challenge the viewer to ask questions and confront some ugly truths about the current state of our world, both corporeal and heavenly. The film also requires one to engage almost exclusively with Hawke—an unarguably talented actor who can be difficult to engage with—for two hours. In First Reformed, like last year’s Maudie, he is as irascibly fascinating as ever. First Reformed less reflects the Schrader-Scorsese collaboration Taxi Driver than it does the doubt and impulses of their underrated adaptation of The Last Temptation of Christ. OCEAN’S 8 (PG-13) The women are not the problem with Ocean’s 8. Who decided to invite Gary Ross to write (along with Olivia Milch) and direct? Thanks to Ross, an anti-Soderbergh, Ocean’s 8 is as boringly competent as one would expect. As soon as Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), sister of George Clooney’s now-deceased Danny, is released from prison, she puts her revenge scheme into action with her old pal, Lou (Cate Blanchett). The partners soon enlist the various skills of Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter in their plot to rob Anne Hathaway’s celebutante. Ross and Milch put all their inventiveness into the appropriately clever plan; their jokes are a bit stale. Good thing the pros—especially Hathaway—are more than capable. Outside of the men’s rights “activists” lurking on Reddit, disliking this all-girl heist comedy is as unlikely as its chances to light a fan-fire. Not that anyone will care, so long as it reignites the Ocean’s franchise at the box office. A sequel is the exact sort of thing I can imagine—especially one that features Clooney as a resurrected Danny Ocean. f

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Breaking Free of the Friend Zone ADVICE FOR ATHENS’ LOOSE AND LOVELORN By Bonita Applebum Jedi Master, happiness to turn an eye onto yourself, I was talking with a friend recently about because that’s what it took for me to break how the majority of people I am interested in that habit in myself. getting to know better in terms of romance/ I don’t like to talk about the “friend intimacy/dating all seemingly see me only as zone” in ways that give credibility to the a friend. It’s rare nowadays that I have a deep idea of it, because it implies that certain interest in anyone. I haven’t outright tested actions require a certain response from oththe waters with these people in terms of being ers. Most often, we talk about friend-zonforward, but in lukewarm waters, the vibe ing in relation to nerdy guys getting remains very platonic. I have been in the prooverlooked by shallow, selfish, beautiful verbial “friend zone” of women, as if a woman crushes since elementary owes a man her attenThe more vibes you put tion—and, by extenschool, and I am more often the one doing the sion, her body—just out there, the higher rejecting than being because he requests it. rejected in recent history. likelihood of a return. So, yeah, it might My friend pointed out help if first you disto me I may be doing some or all of this myself avow the idea of the “friend zone.” It’s not a by keeping people at a safe distance. They real thing, because we don’t owe each other asked if I considered that, as much as I am an anything in the context of sex and dating. open book and overly caring and attentive, Hopefully, you’ll find this revelation to be there may be a subconscious part of me that a freeing one that makes you less prone to fears getting hurt and has given the impresbelieving that you are “owed” something. sion to these people that I am unavailable. In You can just see friends as friends, which the two months since this discussion, I can see I think will make it easier for you to spot that this may be the when a buddy’s interest might be flourishcase. ing into more. Another thing you gotta do is just be brave. It’s hard to put yourself out there if you’re averse to rejection, as am I, but kissing frogs is all part of the game. I recommend asking people out with the full expectation of them saying no—that’s what I do, and I’m never disappointed when I’m turned down. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t allow yourself to be enthuI am always siastic about a crush, but always striving towards continhold respect for your paramour’s indiuous personal growth. There have been letters viduality and their right to not return your and responses in your column recently about interest. dating in Athens that totally resonate with Also, ask more people out. Dating really me. But short of outright asking these friends boils down to a numbers game, and the and finding myself in the shoes of 13-year-old more vibes you put out there, the higher me where (sure, I’m rejected, but more imporlikelihood of a return. It might help to stop tantly) the friendship is strained after I share looking at your close friends as a source for my feelings, how do I better suss out mutual dates, since you’re so concerned about biffinterest, and how do I stop subconsciously ing those relationships, and there are way keeping a safe distance? I allow myself to be too many warm bodies between here and vulnerable much of the time, as connections Atlanta to sit around pining for the same usually benefit from such openness and hon10 people. Be open to dating a stranger who esty, so this revelation is surprising, but I fear is a bit different from you but still shares on-point. your core values. Help me, Bonita Kenobi, You sound kind and well-meaning, and The Hologram From the Memory Files I think you need to broadcast your interest more and be proactive outside of your cirHey Hologram, cle. I think you’ll get results. f I know that feel. You’re almost describNeed advice? Email, use the ing a version of me in my 20s—surrounded anonymous form at, or find by friends but alone in the grand scheme Bonita on Twitter: @flagpolebonita. of things. I admire your self-awareness and




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plays. Second Stage productions fit in around the mainstage plays and are freLocal athletic hero Ransom Jackson, quently more offbeat and quirky. former baseball star with the Chicago Cubs The Language Archive concerns George, and the Brooklyn Dodgers (that’s right: a linguist who is studying dying languages Brooklyn), will talk about his career and while he fails to notice that his own sign his book, Handsome Ransom Jackson, marriage is expiring from a lack of comAccidental Big Leaguer, at Barnes and Noble munication. Just when he must finally Saturday, June 16 from 2–4 p.m. acknowledge what is happening at home, Jackson played in the big leagues with an old couple arrive at his language archive some big names—Ernie Banks, Jackie who are the last speakers of their language, Robinson, Pee Wee Reese and Carl Furillo, but they have other issues to address. to name a few—and held his own. In spite Hilarity and insights ensue. of some injuries that slowed him down, he Julia Cho views the human condition amassed 835 hits with a lifetime batting with the same skewed glance as Sarah Ruhl, average of .261 that included 103 home who wrote The Clean House, a T&G hit a runs and 415 runs batted in. couple of years ago. Archive, in fact, brings back three of the actors who made Room such fun: ElliottGower, Ginny Simmons and Gay. Elliott-Gower calls on all his extensive acting experience to fill the demanding role of George, the linguist. Simmons brings her own considerable chops to the role of Mary, the wife whose words George doesn’t understand. Shannon Anderson is Emma, George’s assistant, with her own unspoken words for him; Mike Burke plays both a mysterious old man and the creator of the famous universal language, Esperanto. Kathleen McGovern sparkles as an instructor of language and life. Gay knows how to make you laugh and cry as half of the old couple, and she’s helping me with my role as the other half. Julia Roessing directs, with Nathan Altman and Mike Burke Julia Cho Julia Roessing providing invaluable assistance. June 29 at 8pm As I write this, I have to June 30 at 8pm July 1 at 2pm confess to you that I am rified. The theater is a strange world. You have to memorize everything you’re going to say Jackson retired to Athens and went into and try to make it sound real, while at the the insurance business. In his 90s now, he same time learning where to stand and still works out at the gym (carefully) and where to move and all that stuff, and time is is always interesting at his book-signings. passing and opening night is approaching. Need a gift for Father’s Day, anybody? Meanwhile, our director has been battling family illnesses, and we can’t get into the theater until the very week we open. We’ve been rehearsing upstairs at Flagpole and Be sure to check Theater Notes for curalso at the library and Creature Comforts. rent performances, and then let’s just get It’s like being in a movie where the plucky this disclosure right out front. Pub Notes crew hangs together and makes the proreaders, I am back on the stage, and again I duction happen in spite of difficulties and play husband to Gay Griggs McCommons’ calamities. The show must go on, and when character. In my first outing, in August it does, I urge you to be there. This play is Osage County, I opened the play with a funny, and it’s sad. It’s about the big ones: 12-minute soliloquy and then jumped into life and death, love and marriage, cooking. the lake, to be seen no more until the curBut, after all this work, The Language tain call. This one is a more nuanced role, Archive has only three performances: Friday and it is in a beautiful, wise, witty, poignant and Saturday, June 29 and 30, at 8 p.m. and jewel of a play. The Language Archive, by Sunday, July 1, at 2 p.m. All three shows are Julia Cho, was discovered by Steve Elliottin the theater at 115 Grady Ave., behind the Gower, who got a group together to read it Taylor-Grady House. Get yourself a ticket a year ago. We all loved it so much that we through It’s determined to see if Town & Gown would quick and easy, so do it now, while they’re accept it for their Second Stage series of available. f Written by

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• Caulfield • Linqua Franqa • The YOD

• Bit Brigade • Five Eight • Velveteen Pink


• Jesse Mangum • Jay Rodgers • Drew Vandenberg


• Ben Hackett • David Hanna • Kevin Sweeney

• Big C • The Heap • Stella Groove • The Hobohemians • The Moonshine • Pickled Holler

Live Engineer

Music Video

• Cortez Garza Immortal • David Barbe Why You Gotta Make It So Hard • Dead Neighbors Drown 2


• Calico Vision • Kxng Blanco • Mean Queen

Album of the Year

• Five Eight - Songs For St. Jude • Misnomer Neighborhood • Nihilist Cheerleader Riot, Right? • Partials - Glossolalia

Artist of the Year • Caulfield • Misnomer • Partials • Wieuca

Attention Finalists! Each Finalist band recieves a free pair of tickets! Please contact Flagpole to get your passes. Email