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No Bike Lanes on Boulevard—Yet BUT BARNETT SHOALS TRIAL MOVES FORWARD, AND MORE LOCAL NEWS By Blake Aued firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, the commission unanimously approved a 30-day trial of bike lanes on Barnett Shoals Road. The four-lane portion of the road between College Station and Whitehall roads will be temporarily restriped with two car lanes, a center turn lane and a two-way separated bike path on the east side of the road. SAVANNAH COLE
Athens-Clarke County commissioners approved preliminary plans last week for bike lanes in the Boulevard neighborhood— but not on Boulevard itself. The concept plan includes narrowing lanes on a Chase Street bridge to slow traffic coming into town off the Loop and multi-use paths along Barber Street and Oneta Street, as well as roundabouts along Chase Street to slow traffic and improve the flow. However, plans to eventually stripe bike lanes along Boulevard were scrapped— for now—after residents of the street objected that Boulevard is already safe for cyclists, and the markings would ruin its historic character. “This street has always been one of the favorites for cyclists,” Commissioner Melissa Link said. “It’s one of the few streets I can safely bike on, having some physical limitations.” Commissioner Kelly Girtz proposed approving the concept plan, minus the bike lanes and on-street parking on Boulevard. His motion passed 7-3, with Link and commissioners Jerry NeSmith and Mariah Parker voting against it. NeSmith said businesses had not been notified of the plans, while Parker did not give a reason. The commission will revisit the Boulevard bike lanes once a traffic study is complete. “That should work out some of the data we need to see what are the real needs on the street,” Link said. “I’m proposing we delay that leg of the plan so that process can move forward, and it’s moving forward in the next couple of weeks, actually.” Link had proposed her own commission-defined option, which also included public input requirements and a new study of bike infrastructure on Chase Street. But other commissioners said studying Chase Street again would duplicate past efforts and hold up projects elsewhere, like on Prince Avenue. “Let’s get some things on the ground, get things going, get things moving,” Commissioner Mike Hamby said. Except for the Chase Street bridge markings, the rest of the projects are likely years away. No construction plans have been approved, nor is any money currently allocated to build them. The plans grew out of Link’s efforts to improve bike and pedestrian safety on Chase Street when part of that road was up for repaving in 2016. Most of Chase south of the Loop proved too narrow to add bike lanes without removing a center turn lane residents wanted to keep, and three-laning the four-lane portion of Chase proved to cause tractor-trailer backups, so it was restriped back to its original configuration. ACC then hired Toole Design Group— which also consulted on the Athens in Motion bike/pedestrian master plan update—to design bike infrastructure for the Chase corridor. After public input, Toole recommended routing bike traffic up Barber Street, with connections to the Chase Park warehouses and new mixed-use developments, such as the old Southern Mill and Westclox plant, via Boulevard and Oneta.
that serve the same purpose, according to Superintendent Demond Means, who said last year that he wanted to renew emphasis on job training. The career academy is “here to train our students to meet our local and regional workforce needs,” Harris said. The academy is a program, not a school. Students who take classes there graduate from Cedar Shoals, Clarke Central or Classic City. The academy is governed by a board of directors representing industries like manufacturing, hospitality, health care and cosmetology who provide input on what “pathways” it should be offering. For example, the academy started a program in mechatronics (a field in engineering) when Caterpillar arrived in 2012, but now Caterpillar needs workers skilled in
Athens-Clarke County police held a cookout in the Columbia Brookside neighborhood off Hawthorne Avenue last week. Under Chief Scott Freeman, the department has held occasional cookouts as a way to improve relationships between police and local communities.
Commissioners Andy Herod and Sharyn Dickerson had proposed keeping the car lanes and replacing the sidewalk on the west side with a multi-use path instead. But BikeAthens and others objected that such a path would be difficult to reach from neighborhoods on the east side of Barnett Shoals and cost more than using existing pavement. “Both of these projects are the lowest-hanging fruits,” BikeAthens Executive Director Tyler Dewey said. “We should approve them, and then reap the benefits of better places to walk and bike.” In addition, the commission passed a sweeping new policy protecting county employees from discrimination based on sex, pregnancy, gender identity, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, age or genetic information; and a sewer pump station for a Commerce Road amphitheater, with environmental protections supported by the Upper Oconee Watershed Network.
The Career Academy, Explained The Athens Community Career Academy is refocusing on its original mission of vocational education and could nearly double in size next year, CEO Lawrence Harris told Clarke County Board of Education members at a work session last week. Many students had enrolled in the career academy to take college-level core classes that could transfer to any public college or university in Georgia, but those students could be taking Advanced Placement classes
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robotics and welding, so the academy is creating a curriculum for those fields. It’s also working with Athens Tech and Piedmont College, which has a new hospitality program, to prepare students to work at the Classic Center and local hotels. Clarke County public school students can attend Piedmont for free, thanks to a scholarship
fund set up by the late former mayor Upshaw Bentley. After a slow start, enrollment at the academy shot up to 296 three years ago. This year, it fell to 216, probably because of stricter admission standards and because core college classes have been de-emphasized, Harris said. But 650 students applied, an all-time high. Harris said his goal is to enroll 400 students next year. That would create a space crunch, though. The career academy currently shares the H.T. Edwards building with the district’s central office. And students often drive between that building and their home high school, so parking is an issue, Means said. “We need this building and then some,” ACCA board member Christy Terrell of Georgia Power told the school board. Former superintendent Philip Lanoue sold the district’s Mitchell Street headquarters in 2015 and had planned to renovate the vacant West Broad School into administrative offices, but that plan is in limbo because it called for paving over the Athens Land Trust’s community garden on the property. A subsequent study on space needs ordered by Means found that the West Broad School is too small to house the central office, anyway. Means has proposed using the building for pre-K and Early Head Start classrooms, while the land trust and Athens-Clarke County want to partner on a community resource center. While the space problem is still unresolved, board members said the presentation provided clarity on what the career academy does. “I really felt the razor focus tonight,” Sarah Ellis said. “There is no question in my mind.” The board also briefly discussed a policy allowing CCSD employees to send their children to any school in the district—raising the question of whether that will contribute to overcrowding at some schools. Associate Superintendent Dawn Myers described it as a benefit for teachers and other staff members who want their kids to attend the school where they work. That’s already the unofficial policy, according to board President Jared Bybee. The policy is scheduled for a vote at the Thursday, Sept. 13 board meeting. f
A Blueprint for Local Learning COMMUNITY SCHOOLS FOSTER ACHIEVEMENT IN ALL STUDENTS By Helen Butler and Janet Kishbaugh email@example.com Our public school systems play an integral role in helping children reach their full potential. A robust system that supports the whole child is key to thriving communities, and, while incredibly vital to the system, educators alone cannot provide all the supports necessary for students’ success. Bertis Downs’ recent Flagpole piece, “Teachers Are Not the Problem with Clarke County Schools” (Aug. 29), clearly articulates this position. Blaming teachers for test-score disparities misses a crucial underlying cause: Gaps in students’ achievement are primarily rooted in gaps in students’ opportunities beyond the school itself. To address these gaps, we believe the Clarke County School District can draw on strong community assets to implement a comprehensive community schools approach. Community schools are public schools that partner with families, students, local stakeholders and community organizations to provide the support all students need to succeed. They are designed to address the systemic barriers—often based on race and socioeconomic status—that limit the opportunities of students and families. The community schools approach is not a onesize-fits-all, prescriptive “model” that state education leaders impose on local families and educators. Instead, community schools strategies are local blueprints for student, family and community advancement in learning and healthy development. Each community school, even within the same district, is planned by identifying the specific needs of the school community and the assets in the larger community that can address those needs. Community involvement in creating the needs and assets evaluation is the crucial first step in building a well-designed community school. While no two community schools look identical, they share four common features, or pillars: • Integrated student supports to address out-of-school barriers to learning, such as social and health service needs. • Expanded learning time and opportunities, including after-school, weekend and summer programs. • Family and community engagement— bringing parents and caregivers into the school as partners. • Collaborative leadership and practice to build a culture of professional learning and shared responsibility. Extensive research has demonstrated that each one of these four pillars has a positive impact on student outcomes, and that the combination of all pillars exponentially increases the impact on students and families, transforming the school into the center of community life. As noted in Christopher Edley Jr. and Linda Darling-Hammond’s blog, “developing instructional strategies around this kind of whole child approach reflects what we know about the science of learning and the cognitive impacts of trauma and poverty.” Recent exchanges in Flagpole started a necessary conversation by acknowledging
troubling gaps in student performance within the CCSD, and by drawing attention to the myriad out-of-school factors that can drastically affect student performance. No conversation about improving student outcomes and providing equity in education can move forward without recognizing the value of the research-based, strategic approach inherent in the community schools model. Community schools have proven their effectiveness in locations across the country, and the time is ripe for implementing these successful strategies within the CCSD. The good news is that it appears the community schools model has strong, sustained support in the CCSD community. In choosing to become a charter system, CCSD outlined an approach that incorporates many aspects of community schools; its application speaks to addressing the needs of the whole child in every community (including early childhood education, quality health care, housing, nutrition and supportive learning environments). This new charter system model includes local school governance teams (LSGT), which provide a logical resource for moving forward in implementing community schools. These teams of individuals have received training, and are committed to working collaboratively with the district and the schools. As such, they are valuable tools in the work needed to implement community-driven strategies in CCSD’s schools. This conversation in Athens could not come at a more opportune time. Just last week, the Partnership for the Future of Learning released a comprehensive new resource to support the work of advancing community schools. This new resource, the Community Schools Playbook, provides tools for policymakers, community leaders, allies and advocates who want to advance this model as a strategy for improving schools. As researchers have recognized, there are no “successful quick fixes” when remodeling a local school. The work must start from a good blueprint, keep what works and update where necessary to allow the school to function for today’s needs. The work takes time and investment, but the evidence shows that following a community schools plan truly works. It is clear that the Clarke County community is vitally invested in its public schools and all of its students. Using the Community Schools Playbook and the extensive research behind it, now is the time for the community and the district to come together to design and implement the community schools that will provide equity for all students, families and communities, and prepare students for success in life and as citizens. f Helen Butler and Janet Kishbaugh are co-chairs of the Georgia Coalition for Public Education, a statewide group “committed to community schools as a proven strategy to advance equity in public education.”
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Round Two REP. DEBORAH GONZALEZ FACES HOUSTON GAINES AGAIN By Ashlyn Webb firstname.lastname@example.org
or the second year in a row, Republican Houston Gaines said. “It’s already being done. It’s not something new.” On and Democrat Deborah Gonzalez will face off to win an transportation, she said she’s focusing on light rail and Athens-area seat in the state House of Representatives. autonomous vehicles. Gonzalez and Rep. Jonathan Wallace Last time, Gaines had seemingly bipartisan support and (D-Watkinsville) introduced a bill to study “alternative ways a quarter-million dollars in the bank, and Gonzalez was the of transportation from Athens to Atlanta,” she said, but it underdog. After pulling off a 53-47 win in a 2017 special didn’t pass. election, now Gonzalez is the incumbent who says she has As a member of the minority party, it’s difficult to get “unfinished business in the Capitol,” and Gaines is going on legislation passed—something Gaines has latched onto. the attack. “I’ve noticed on my opponent’s side, she says ‘experience matters,’ and I think her experience is the reason I’m running again, because she hasn’t accomplished anything in the legislature,” Gaines said. “I’m going to go to Atlanta and get something done.” The main issues Gonzalez hopes to address include implementing a living wage, preventing wage discrimination, expanding Medicaid and pushing for more funding for Georgia schools, specifically towards transportation, so schools can spend more money on education. Gaines said he hopes to tackle issues such as “passing the largest income-tax cut in state history,” economic development, preserving the HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships, improving Houston Gaines speaks at a UGA College Republicans meeting Aug. 29. Highway 316 and other local infrastructure, and providing more funding and resources for public safety. “The biggest thing is, if you look at the pieces of legislation Although she represents what was drawn to be a she passed, it’s zero,” he said. “I would like to have someone red-leaning district consisting of parts of conservative who is going to go to Atlanta, get things done and make a Oconee, Barrow and Jackson counties, as well as Clarke, difference.” since taking office Gonzalez hasn’t hesitated from taking Gonzalez, a lawyer, asked voters to “take a look at a progressive stance on issues such as immigration and my record,” recounting how she defeated a bill twice on health care. In January, she criticized Clarke County Sheriff Crossover Day by giving a speech, which is rare for a Ira Edwards for holding undocumented jail inmates for freshman, and citing her reputation as being a thorough Immigration and Customs Enforcement to deport—a policy cross-examiner in committee hearings. he later reversed—and later that month, she co-sponsored She added that Gaines shows “a lack of understanding a bill to expand Medicaid. of the true process of governing” by implying that not passing pieces of legislation means a politician is unsuccessful. “When you want things to last, it takes a little bit longer to create that foundation,” she said. Gaines, a 2017 UGA graduate who ran Mayor Nancy Denson’s re-election campaign as a freshman and served as president of the Student Government Association his senior year, has faced questions about his experience. He currently works as a client advisor for Cannon Financial Institute in Athens and a consultant for Lighthouse Counseling, a Tennessee-based nonprofit. Despite his youth, Gaines had an air of invincibility early in the 2017 campaign, with endorsements from Denson and other notable figures on both sides of the aisle, as well as donations from Rep. Deborah Gonzalez at the Aug. 23 grand opening of the Athens-Clarke County deep-pocketed Atlanta business interests. But Democrats’ campaign headquarters. Denson’s endorsement angered many Democrats, who removed her from the county party’s execuGaines criticized her actions on those topics during tive committee, and some who supported Gaines early on a UGA College Republicans meeting on Aug. 29. “Public switched sides after they got to know Gonzalez, who was safety is where you’ll see a lot of difference between me then a political newcomer. Gonzalez wound up winning by and my opponent,” he said. “If someone is here illegally and six points in a district that had gone for Donald Trump by committed a violent crime, they should be deported. My four points in 2016 and was considered so conservative opponent strongly disagrees with that, and has publicly that no Democrat had run in the previous three elections. attacked the sheriff in Clarke County about doing their job.” Despite being the incumbent, Gonzalez may be underGaines believes expanding Medicaid “would devastate funded again this year compared to her opponent. Gaines small businesses’ bottom lines and dramatically raise our had $169,450 on hand as of June 30—the most recent taxes,” according to his website. campaign finance disclosure filing—while Gonzalez had Discussing 316, Gaines named the highway “one of the $23,500. But legislators are not allowed to raise funds while most dangerous roads in the state” and said he would make the General Assembly is in session each spring, putting it his top priority to improve if elected. Gonzalez at a disadvantage. “This idea of 316 being a limited access highway is in the The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Early voting plans, and has been in the budget for 10 years,” Gonzalez starts Monday, Oct. 15. f
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Good Times ARTHUR BUCK JUST WANNA HAVE FUN By Tim Kelly email@example.com
arely two songs into former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck’s latest collaboration—this time with acclaimed musician and artist Joseph Arthur—one senses that this is the sound of two guys having a blast. The music is upbeat, positive, like the pair spent a morning soaking in the Pacific Coast sun and picked up their guitars after lunch just to see what kind of noise they would make. Turns out that’s exactly what happened. Arthur and Buck’s relationship dates back decades, so one might assume this project was years in the making, but it actually sprang from a chance meeting and a forgotten guitar. Arthur was not looking for a new project, but rather a dobro he left behind after playing the Todos Santos Music Festival in Mexico, a concert Buck co-organized for years. Upon arriving back in the country, he met up with Buck, and they soon spent the days swimming and the evenings doing what they’ve done for years: writing music. The songs came out quickly. “Once we started collaborating, there was this loose rock and roll energy that [Peter] had that was very good for me,” says Arthur. “It just really worked. It was fun.” The pair cranked out eight songs over four days, but instead of shelving them for a future date, they went out and played a show in the town square. “It had this vibe of a new, young band,” says Arthur. “I only played guitar on one song. I just sang, and it was fun. It was like, ‘Holy shit! I’m in a rock band all of sudden.’ It was fun as hell. It makes you feel young again.” Despite the attendance for the unannounced show by the then-unnamed band measuring in the tens, as opposed
to tens of thousands, Buck’s response was surprising, says Arthur. “I was a little nervous, but then Peter comes up to me and says, ‘Man, I hate doing shit like this—it drives me crazy. I’m really nervous.’ And that was incredible to me. We were about to play to 15 people during the day, and this guy played on every major stage in the universe and in front of millions of people.” After that trial by fire in the Todos Santos town square, the pair seized on another opportunity, this time in Los Angeles, where Arthur invited Buck to play together after one of Arthur’s art shows. “I went to get Thai food, and when I came back, [Peter] was already in the gallery, playing my guitar. He goes, ‘Here,
I got this riff,’ and it was like out of a movie, because [then] we were writing a song. I said ‘I am the moment,’ and he said ‘waiting for you,’ and that one we played that night—it was that quick.” The song became “I Am the Moment,” the lead track on Arthur Buck’s recently released self-titled album, which is full of jangly acoustic and electric flourishes and great vocal hooks. For longtime fans of Buck’s former band, the album offers some of the catchiest and most instantly accessible tracks the guitarist has produced since R.E.M. called it a day in 2011.
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There is one word Buck and Arthur bring up repeatedly when asked about writing these songs: “fun.” It’s perhaps surprising: Here are two musicians who are, willingly or not, identified with Gen X and the detached ’90s making a statement that it’s OK to be positive, to have fun—that music can be helpful. Recalling those years, Arthur says, “We were supposed to not give a fuck, [to] not try,” but this album comes from what he calls a “positive zone that sprung up in the process. I feel like we are both looking after ourselves… taking good care of ourselves over the past couple of years, [and] that came through in the music.” Arthur credits Buck’s demeanor, work ethic and mere presence as helping to catalyze that positive spin on his lyrics. “I started writing sad lyrics, and I thought, ‘Why are you doing that, man? That’s not really what’s up… There’s something about being in that guy’s company—that guy rubs off on you. He’s guru-ish, in a way, without trying at all. He’d probably punch me in the face if he heard me saying that.” As they set out on the road in what Arthur calls a “post-music” world, the duo is unapologetic about having a good time. “You forget about the fun part of it sometimes, [but] it’s supposed to be fun,” says Arthur. “If it’s not, that’s dangerous, because it usually sucks—people can hear that.” If you’ve been missing Athens’ most famous musical export, or if you’re a thirty- or fortysomething who’s grown beyond your “the world sucks, so why try” phase, Arthur Buck may be the therapeutic rock-and-roll cure you didn’t know you needed. And the group will be ready to rock the 40 Watt. By the time they hit Athens, they’ll be five shows into the current tour, and “by that time, we’ll have road legs,” Arthur says. f
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Rock While You Shop J&J FLEA MARKET HOSTS FIRST MUSIC FESTIVAL By Jessie Goodson firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, for the first time, J&J Flea Market will hold a music festival on its outdoor stage. The free daytime event will feature Athens’ Universal Sigh and Daniel Hardin, Atlanta’s Sound Medicine and Foster, rock and soul group FredX and Nashville’s Magnolia Wind. Known as Georgia’s largest outdoor flea market, J&J is open every Saturday and Sunday at 11661 Commerce Road. It’s been around for more than 30 years, and began as the J&J Center, a concert venue specializing in country music, according to General Manager Lee Largin. “Music was there first,” he says. Now, Largin wants to bring the music back in hopes it will attract new customers to J&J. “Flea markets have been around a long time, and we want to make sure that all generations are introduced to it and know what they are, how they operate and everything they have to offer,” Largin says. In planning the first J&J Music Festival, Largin received assistance from the market’s parent company, United Flea Markets. Largin had the stage and the idea, and United’s marketing arm helped with planning and promotion. “It’s great to have that support within your organization that sees your vision,” he says.
Largin says putting together the festival was a lengthy but rewarding process. “It’s tedious but fun,” he says, adding that the bands and everyone involved have been helpful and professional. This is Largin’s first time planning a music fest, and he says he’s learned a lot that will help him down the line. “We want to continue to have more live music, and that’s why we want this to be a success.” Organizers chose performers based on who they thought Foster would bring in the widest possible audience and provide a diverse style of music to attendees. “The goal was to have a little bit of everything, but more so [it was] looking at Athens and who they like, and listening to people who want to play and practice their craft and do a good job,” says Largin. The family-friendly event will host about 10 vendors near the stage, including artists and craftspeople, Italian ice and food trucks. The market’s regular events will be going on as normal, so patrons can check out both the market and the festival. “There’s something for everybody,
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By Gordon Lamb email@example.com LEND ME YOUR EARS AND SHOW ME THE MONEY: The Classic City Fringe Festival is launching a very modest fundraiser via Kickstarter on Thursday to raise operating funds for its fourth annual event. The nonprofit, which is seeking a mere $500 (though of course you can continue to donate past that point), is offering up all sorts of donor rewards, from puppets to bumper stickers, posters, CCFF/Terrapin pint glasses and more. Higher-level donations will receive passes to the festival, which runs Oct. 18–21. Additionally, as the total dollar amount increases, more rewards will be released. (At $500, passes to secret events are released; at $1,000, limited edition T-shirts happen.) While in the
melodic and traditionally rhythmic sections. Dig it the most at skinned-or-sunburnt.bandcamp.com. ARRGH!: Veritable Athens supergroup Cosmo Jr. just put the final touches on its newest record, Sisters in Arms, with engineer Jason NeSmith. It’s a full-length pirate opera soundtrack featuring the stories of the lives and times of real-life pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read. The record features four songwriters, including Atlanta new-wave legend Kevin Dunn. Cosmo Jr. will celebrate the album’s release at its second annual Talk Like a Pirate Day at The World Famous Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10 p.m. The band will perform the full opera onstage, but exact plans for staging it are yet to be determined. So, show up and let ’em surprise you. You know, like actual pirates. For more information, see facebook.com/ cosmolot or cosmojr.bandcamp.com. HERE, YOU HOLD THIS: Now-occasional Athenian Daniel Tanghal just released a whopper of a record named August, which was all written and recorded with Julia Valdes. There are 31 (!) songs that alternate between acoustic and electric instruments, and nearly each is signature Tanghal. That is, they’re wildly catchy with more than a little taste of instantaneous compositional flavor. Although I’m certain that both he and Valdes, like most songwriters, concentrated and sweated over at least a few of these, there’s an overwhelming sense that this stuff just falls from Tanghal’s mouth and hands effortlessly. I hate to make such an obvious comparison with regard to prolificacy, but Guided by Voices is a good place to start both in terms of sheer volume of work and sense of melody, brevity and urgency. Check it out at danieltanghal.bandcamp.com.
grand scheme of things $500 isn’t an absolute boatload of money, it’s also not exactly chump change for most folks. What I like so much about CCFF’s effort is its ability to clearly identify its essential expenses—which are no doubt several multiples of this amount—its enthusiasm for bringing in artists from around the nation and overseas, and its clear willingness to create relevant rewards for its target customers. So, donate a few bucks at classiccityfringefestival.com.
SIT OVER HERE: As detailed on p. 10, J&J Flea Market is presenting its first annual J&J Music Festival Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. It’s sponsored by rail and real-estate company CSX, and featured bands for this first go ’round are FredX (10 a.m.), Sound Medicine (11:15 a.m.), Magnolia Wind (12:30 p.m.), Daniel Hardin (1:45 p.m.), Foster (3 p.m.) and Universal Sigh (4:30 p.m.). Some old-timers will remember several decades ago, when the J&J Center held numerous concerts with large-scale touring acts, regular packed dance nights and more. Although this special event is not as sizable as those regularly occurring ones were, it’s pretty neat to see the name J&J associated with live music again. f
CHROMATIC PIPES: A new 12-piece collection by Skinned or Sunburnt, the vehicle for the writing of composer/vocalist/violinist Sahada Buckley, is out now, and it’s titled Skinned. I’m less familiar with Buckley’s work than I should be, but I feel like this may be a good primer. She’s joined on this collection by pianist Brad Bassler, drummer John Norris and bassist Jamie Thomas, all of experimental group Thunder O(h)m! Bass clarinet (and regular clarinet) player Kathryn Koopman rounds out the bill, and also WUOG 90.5 FM’s 10 Most-Played Recordings handles mixing and editing Aug. 29–Sept. 4 duties. Although the record is undoubtedly composed 1. Snail Mail Lush (Matador) and performed by serious 2. Deer Eyes Deer Eyes (Independent Release)* musical personalities—and 3. The Beths Future Me Hates Me (Carpark) is challenging enough to 4. Shy Boys Bell House (Polyvinyl) spur interest or unease 5. Jenn Champion Single Rider (Hardly Art) within the uninitiated— 6. Clairo Diary 001 (Fader) there’s also a taste of the 7. Let’s Eat Grandma I’m All Ears (Transgressive/PIAS) whimsical. These moments 8. Serpentwithfeet Soil (Secretly Canadian) are mostly realized through 9. La Luz Floating Features (Hardly Art) the very occasional use of 10. Sam Evian You, Forever (Saddle Creek) harmonica, but also little * local release · Get the latest WUOG news, including the Live in the Lobby schedule, at wuog.org. bursts of full-group performance and undeniably
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and passage of time. Cleaveland will offer a Gallery Talk on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. Lisa Freeman’s solo exhibition, “So It Goes,” picks up where Cleaveland’s inspiration leaves off, jumping ahead two decades with imagery referencing World War II. The initial idea for this body of work took root several years ago after reading Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, a novel that left Freeman with the visceral revelation of “Picturing the Black Fantastic” also how prevalent wartime atrocities are, and includes works by Melody Croft, Jeremy how often innocent children are left most Hughes and Dante Yarbrough. Davis, an vulnerable in the wake of national crisis. associate professor of art at Grambling Freeman’s six portraits depict chilState University in Louisiana, will offer a dren who, despite their small statures, curator’s talk on Friday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. wear exhausted expressions with sunken Several pieces by Davis can also be found eyes, as if aged prematurely by hardship. in “Present & Accounted For,” a group exhiDemonstrating Freeman’s multimedia bition showcasing works inclinations, each of the by original members of paintings is paired with a the US Artist Collective, three-dimensional asseman organization dedblage reinterpreting the icated to promoting portrait using small-scale the visibility of artists clay figures, found objects underrepresented at the and collage. Lamar Dodd School of For even more warArt. The group formed themed miniatures, take 20 years after Darlene a look at the new lobby Killian became the first display presented by the African-American stuCollections From Our dent to graduate with an Community series. A art degree from UGA in selection of toy soldiers 1968. She was one of the from the collection of first two black students Tony Turner includes admitted to graduate figures representing the studies at UGA, and after Napoleonic Wars, the obtaining a master’s in Civil War, World War II art history, served as an and the Vietnam War. art teacher in the Atlanta On view in the Lounge Public School system for Gallery, a space dedi“The Oxpecker” by Janssen Robinson in “Present & Accounted For: 1968–2018” cated to quarterly shows 35 years. Collectively, the memof works by emerging bers use their artwork as an opportunity of historical battle sites. The Farmington artists, “The End of a Perfect Day” shares to initiate conversations on sociocultural artist traveled to France three times over a a series of Shawn Campbell’s photographs concerns around otherness, identity, race, three-year period, photographing locations that are perfectly timed for football season. gender, sexuality, safety and agency. Both that caught his eye to bring back to his Currently an MFA candidate at Lamar Dodd the historic legacies of discrimination and studio and render as oil paintings. With the who holds a BFA from the University of the modern-day political climate are conexception of one monument, the majorAkron, Campbell investigates the interacfronted, resulting in emotive works that ity of scenes depict rolling hills and lush tions, customs and values of people who challenge viewers to consider their own countryside, exemplifying how the land has cross paths through shared experiences, roles in either perpetuating or reducing returned to tranquility. despite different backgrounds. For this inequalities in society. Like many of Cleaveland’s paintings, body of work, Campbell acted as both an Davis is drawn to mixed-media collage the photorealistic scenes contemplate the observer and participant while documentas well as hip hop’s influence in shaping delicateness of light, resilience of nature ing familiar scenes from UGA tailgates. f
Picturing the Black Fantastic AND OTHER NEW SHOWS AT THE LYNDON HOUSE By Jessica Smith firstname.lastname@example.org The Lyndon House Arts Center has an allnew lineup of five exhibitions, which it will celebrate with a reception on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6–8 p.m. When seeking submissions for “Picturing the Black Fantastic,” guest curator Drék Davis invited artists to envision works that embody the complex identities and narratives of African Americans. Acknowledging the past while rooted in representational imagery, the show also allows space for the myriad of imagined realities the future may hold. Here, identity straddles both ancestral and futuristic planes, existing simultaneously as magical and very real. In order to freely construct idealized identities, it becomes more than necessary to dismantle stereotypes and confront institutional racism. Memphis-based artist Lester Julian Merriweather takes on the fashion and lifestyle industries by collaging appendages of white ad models into monsters that must be braced against, placing a critical eye on any media that implies standards of white beauty or racial superiority. Vitus Shell’s portraits attempt to bridge the gap between current and former generations by placing confident, cool young people on top of backgrounds collaged from old, problematic newspaper advertisements and illustrations. Several pieces look to the past, like Wilma’s photographs of slave graves and Jessica Scott-Felder’s pair of “Lit Muse” light boxes containing illuminated artifacts, while others focus on the present, like Shanequa Gay’s modern take on Michelangelo’s classic Pietà. Donté Hayes’ prints include fun pop references such as the Death Star atop a comb and a meeting between a man and E.T. “Bass of a Nation,” his portrait of a girl with speakers attached to her head, similarly touches on music and media’s role in shaping black culture.
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culture, the intersection of which is demonstrated on Flagpole’s cover this week—part of an American flag triptych that shows black silhouettes of faces adorned with gold crowns, likely a reference to Biggie Smalls. Atlanta painter and muralist Janssen Robinson memorializes dozens of victims of police brutality in “The Oxpecker,” an enormous elephant painting that can’t be ignored. Chase Campbell shares mixed media assemblages selected from the “Message From the Ancestors” series that are rich in symbolism. The show also includes works by Jerushia Graham, Atiba Wade and Frank Lee White. Commemorating the centennial of the end of World War I, “John Cleaveland’s WWI Landscapes” offer current-day views
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Don’t Disrespect the Dawgs GEORGIA MAKES SOUTH CAROLINA PLAYERS EAT THEIR WORDS By Cy Brown email@example.com The Georgia Bulldogs don’t need any motivation to dominate an opponent, but they’ll take it. Despite upset predictions from every South Carolina fan with an internet connection, the Dawgs traveled to Columbia on Saturday and beat the Gamecocks without breaking much of a sweat. A pick-six (kind of) from Deandre Baker on South Carolina’s opening drive and a 17-yard touchdown run from D’Andre Swift on Georgia’s, which went 76 yards in four plays, gave the Dawgs a 14-0 lead in the opening three minutes. The Gamecocks battled back the rest of the first half and kept things close,
player universally acclaimed as one of the best corners in college football. When asked by a reporter what he thought of Baker, Samuel asked, “Who?” The reporter clarified that he’s talking about No. 18, the cornerback. “I really ain’t watched much of him, but I’m gonna get to it today.” Deebo, my man, that was a very bad decision. A clearly motivated Baker covered Samuel like white on rice on a paper plate with a glass of milk in a snowstorm. Samuel finished the game with six catches for a paltry 33 yards. (He also threw for one touchdown.) Baker told reporters after the game,
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Deebo Samuel probably knows Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker’s name now, after Baker held the star South Carolina receiver to 33 yards.
but a half-ending field goal from GODrigo Blankenship and a blitzkrieg to start the third quarter helped the Dawgs to a comfortable 41-17 victory. If every South Carolina player and fan had kept their mouths shut in the buildup to this game, Georgia still probably wins nine times out of 10. But a healthy helping of smack talk from the Gamecocks, mixed with Georgia’s clearly superior talent, was a recipe for a beatdown and a message to any like-minded opponents: Keep our name out your mouth. The smack talk started with former Gamecock Tori Gurley (no relation to Todd). Speaking to Paul Finebaum on the SEC Network back in July, Gurley guaranteed a South Carolina win over the Dawgs. He doubled down with a tweet in the buildup to the game as his remarks resurfaced, which was a really bad idea. Forty-eight copies of Gurley’s guarantee were posted in Georgia’s weight room last week. Kirby Smart downplayed the effect of this ploy, but Baker admitted the team used it as motivation. (Gurley was gracious after being proven wrong and even changed his Twitter avatar to the “Power G.”) Baker was the biggest recipient of South Carolina’s misguided trash talk. Last week, Carolina’s star receiver Deebo Samuel—the man most Gamecock fans were pinning their hopes on to provide the spark for an upset—did his best to disrespect Baker, a
“If he went to the bathroom, I was going with him.” And as if to prove to Samuel that he’s not only a better football player, but also a better trash talker, while walking off the field Baker said, “The only Deebo I know got hit by Craig in the movie Friday.” Of course, the smack talk only helps. It doesn’t win games. Talent wins games, and Georgia is unequivocally more talented than Carolina. Based on the blue-chip ratio, Georgia is one of only 13 teams with enough talent to win the national title this season. South Carolina ain’t. In fact, the only two teams on Georgia’s schedule that are with the Dawgs in that elite group of 13 are LSU and Auburn. South Carolina was expected to be Georgia’s biggest threat in the SEC East, and Florida looks years away from good, as it lost to Kentucky for the first time in 31 years Saturday at the Swamp. The way things are shaping up, Georgia will have a cakewalk through the East, as we all expected, with its two West opponents standing as the only teams who can challenge it based purely on talent. That’s not to say Georgia doesn’t have its issues, or that it is guaranteed to beat every team with lesser talent. College football is weird. Crazy stuff happens. But if any team that can’t match Georgia’s talent wants to score an upset, its players (and ex-players) best keep their mouths shut in the buildup. These Dawgs ain’t about that, so if you’re gonna start talking, show some respect. f
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Fast and Fresh BOWLS AT MAEPOLE, PLUS ANOTHER MICHOACANA By Hillary Brown firstname.lastname@example.org VEGGIES: If you’ve ever wished you could pick and choose from the items offered in the power lunch at The National, then Peter Dale’s Maepole (1021 N. Chase St., 706-8503600, mapeole.com) is for you. It’s fast-casual done virtuous, and although the hype about it making your kids eat their veggies may be overstated—absolutely nothing, including bribery, will make my child eat anything approaching a cooked vegetable—it’s both cute and smart. Unlike most restaurants that promise farm-fresh veggies—where they clearly came from a farm at some point, but not recently—Maepole delivers on what it says about its sourcing. Nothing it serves is really bad for you. The macaroni and cheese is made with whole-wheat noodles—and is damn successful for it, a serious rarity—the sweet potatoes are mashed with coconut oil, the meats are hormone- and antibiotic-free, the beef is grass-fed and, yes, you can get both quinoa and kale. The formula is one that’s in vogue right now, heavy on choice by the customer, although sometimes stressful to this one. Pick a base (brown Maepole rice with herbs and lemon, quinoa with sazon, sweet potatoes or salad greens), a protein (chicken, pork, beef meatballs, black-eyed pea tempeh), some sides—we’ll cover those in a minute—and a sauce. There are add-ons should you wish to have a beautiful hard-boiled egg, half an avocado or housemade kimchi or chow chow. There’s a bit of sticker shock, especially if you get one of the fancy cane-sugar sodas, but quality ingredients cost money, and you can put together a lovely meal at Maepole. The sweet potatoes are too sugary for me, but they almost
always are. I prefer the salad greens for a base, although they’re less filling. Among the sides, the gingered beets are excellent, the kale and red-cabbage salad with sunflower seeds is well seasoned, and the mac and cheese is quite good. There are probably some cases where Dale relies too much on the natural flavors of vegetables to carry the load. The seared green beans and Vidalias are perhaps too subtle, requiring a bit of thought as you chew. The sesame carrots need more sesame. (Sidebar: Everything needs more sesame.) The summer medley and the bean salad aren’t anything to write home about. The sauces, on the other hand, are pretty great through and through: a nice buttermilk dressing, a pesto that’s almost a chimichurri, a gently assertive turmeric-ginger vinaigrette and a honey-sriracha that
melds its two ingredients into something better than mere addition would indicate. Among the meats, the pork is a little lean, and the tempeh isn’t bad, but the nuggets of it are probably too big; a flatter composition would give you more sear on the outside relative to the interior mush. The chicken is composed of thighs, which hold more fat and flavor, and the meatballs are the best of the bunch, neither too dry nor too wet. Do not overlook the soups, hidden at the bottom of the menu.
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The white chicken chili is good, but the gazpacho is great. Condor chocolates and popsicles from La Michoacana… es Natural, in Hull, are the dessert options. The atmosphere is clean as can be—no greasy spoon this, with lots of white surfaces and a magical patio—and grownups can enjoy a beer, a wine or an Aperol spritz. Maepole is open 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with Sundays coming soon. TREATS: Speaking of La Michoacana, there’s another one in town now, known as La Michoacana Antojitos Mexicanos—or, on Facebook, La Michoacana Ice Cream Parlor (3750 Jefferson Road, next to La Jalisco grocery). Each of the three shops has different owners and offers different things, although there is significant overlap. This one has gone in hard on pure selection, with a menu of paletas that is mind-bogglingly large. Whether you’re choosing paletas aguas (water-based), paletas de leche (cream-based) or paletas rellenas (stuffed), you may have to ponder your decision for a while. There’s also ice cream, sorbet, milkshakes, aguas frescas and an array of snacks (esquites, dorilocos, mangonadas, Hot Cheetos con queso). As far as purity of flavor, La Michoacana… es Natural still rules them all, managing to extract incredible essences of fruit, but this La Michoacana has some things the other two don’t, and its offerings are quite good, too. The paletas rellenas are a standout, stuffed with vanilla, cajeta, chocolate, chantilly cream, Nutella, chamoy and more. The creambased ones have a slight edge over the water-based ones, which can be a little hard and icy. Not everything is available on any given day, but you can browse the case and purchase things like avocado (delicious and refreshing, with a slice embedded in it!) and Fruity Pebbles (not bad!) popsicles on impulse. If your Spanish is not so hot, know that there are pictures of the ingredients on most selections, but it’s hard to choose wrong. La Michoacana Antojitos Mexicanos is open noon–9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday through Sunday and takes credit cards. f
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FILM | WED, SEP 12
MUSIC | SAT, SEP 15
MUSIC | SAT, SEP 15
ART | SEP 15–16
Ciné · 7 p.m. · FREE! The documentary The Unafraid follows the lives of three immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program—including two who grew up in Athens—over four years, examining how they were affected by Georgia’s ban on attending UGA and other top public universities. The screening will be preceded by a gallery walk of artwork by immigrant students and reception catered by The National at 6 p.m., and followed by a panel discussion among directors Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney and two of the film’s subjects. Admission is free, but donations to U-Lead Athens, a mentoring and scholarship program for undocumented immigrants, are welcome. [Blake Aued]
Georgia Theatre · 7 p.m. · $28–32 Formed in the late 1970s amid a crowded Southern California hardcore scene, Descendents sparked a pop-punk revolution with their catchy, melodic approach, which cribbed from new wave but maintained a razor-sharp edge. Despite being frequently sidelined by various hiatuses and offshoots—including going concern All, named for the 1987 Descendents record of the same title— the band has managed to keep its buzzy brand of skate-punk shockingly relevant over the decades, releasing seven faultless studio albums, including 2016’s Hypercaffium Spazzinate. Post-hardcore band A Wilhelm Scream and New Orleans punks Pears share Saturday’s bill. [Gabe Vodicka]
40 Watt Club · 8 p.m. · $16 The music of Brooklyn band Pill is steeped in bygone references to its home turf—post-punk gloom, No New York dissonance, Kim Gordon grit—but it’s also a keen encapsulation of contemporary New York, a cloistered city of bottomless wealth that’s nonetheless teeming with activist energy. On “Fruit,” the first single from the group’s upcoming album, Soft Hell, playful melodies butt bluntly up against opaque riffs and chaotic sax runs, as vocalist Veronica Torres yowls with Pylonesque passion. Pill is touring in support of former Fiery Furnaces member Eleanor Friedberger, who takes a hazy pop turn on her new record, Rebound. Atlanta’s Material Girls round out the bill. [GV]
OCAF · 1 p.m. · FREE! The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation’s 16th annual “Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational” continues this week with over 6,000 pieces of handmade contemporary functional and decorative works on display, making it one of the largest showcases of its type in the Southeast. On Saturday between 1–4 p.m., potter Austin Lindsey will demonstrate wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques. On Sunday at 1 p.m., potter Michael Pitts will offer a gallery talk covering clays, glazes, firing and more. In addition to the main exhibitions, which feature works by 50 potters, OCAF presents two solo shows: “Yes, It Is Clay” by Keok Lim and “A New Direction” by Jennifer Graff. [Jessica Smith]
Tuesday 11 ART: Artini’s Happy Hour (The Foundry) An Athens-themed evening of painting and drinks out on the terrace. 5–7 p.m. $25. www.thefoundryathens.com ART: Athens Fibercraft Guild (Lyndon House Arts Center) The Guild welcomes all amateur and professional fiber artists including knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners, fabric designers, basket makers, quilters and embroiderers. this meeting will be an ice cream social with a show and tell. 12:30 p.m. FREE! athensfiber.org CLASSES: Computer Class: Word 2016 (ACC Library) Pick up tips on basic formatting. 10 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens EVENTS: 2nd Tuesday Tasting (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) This month’s theme is “Journey Down to Saône.” Reservations required. 6 p.m. $20. 706-3547901, www.heirloomathens.com 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 on the second floor. 2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@ uga.edu FILM: UNG Media Studies Screening (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Watch Kurosawa’s Rashomon (1950). Discussion to follow. 4:30 p.m. FREE! flickertheatreandbar.com GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2301 College Station Road) Every Tuesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/blindpigtavern GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) General trivia hosted by Jacob and Wes. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) Hosted by James Majure. 6 p.m. FREE! www. therookandpawn.com KIDSTUFF: Lego Club (Oconee County Library) Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based activities. Legos
provided. Ages 3–11. 4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee KIDSTUFF: Tiny Tales on Tuesdays (Memorial Park) Storytime and a craft. Ages 18 months–6 years. 10:30 a.m. $3–4. www.accgov.com/leisure KIDSTUFF: Hands In! Presents: American Sign Language for Teens (ACC Library) Hands In! offers a class on ASL. 4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens LECTURES & LIT: Selah Saterson (Ciné Barcafé) UGA’s Creative Writing program presents author Selah Saterson. Saterson has written the novels The Meat and Spirit Plan, The Pink Institution and Slab. 7–9 p.m. FREE! www.english.uga.edu MEETINGS: University Woman’s Club (UGA President’s Home, Prince Ave.) The annual Fall Coffee starts the beginning of the 2018 UWC year. 10 a.m. Annual Dues. www.womansclub.uga.edu
Wednesday 12 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Led by docents. 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org
CLASSES: Athens Photography Collective (160 Winston Dr. Studio #10) Bring a DSLR camera to a Meet and Greet party with a water balloon shootout. 6–9 p.m. $25. www. craiggum.com EVENTS: Rabbit Box (The Foundry) Storytelling for adults. This month’s theme is “Living Positive.” 7 p.m. $7. email@example.com EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Random Acts (Sept. 12) and Silva Rose Novak (Sept. 19). 4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net FILM: The Unafraid (Ciné Barcafé) The documentary explores what it means to grow up American and undocumented. A panel discussion with the directors and two Athens students featured in the film will follow. See Calendar Pick on p. 15. 6–9 p.m. www.athenscine.com GAMES: Nerd Trivia (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www.grindhouseburgers.com GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2440 W. Broad St.) Compete for
prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! www.fullcontacttrivia.wordpress.com 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. saucehouse.com GAMES: Bingo (Highwire Lounge) Win prizes. 8–10 p.m. FREE! highwirelounge.com 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: Wonderful Wednesday Storytime (Bogart Ag Building) Ms. Donna presents stories, songs, rhymes and a simple craft. Ages 3.5–8. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday. 7 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/athens KIDSTUFF: Beginning Readers’ Club (Madison County Library,
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ART: Pottery Demonstration (OCAF, Watkinsville) Jennifer Graff demonstrates. Part of the 16th annual “Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational.” See Calendar Pick on p. 15. 1–4 p.m. FREE! www. ocaf.com EVENTS: Contra Dance (Memorial Park) A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by The Hickhoppers and calling by Doug Singleton. 7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under). www.athensfolk. org EVENTS: Fight Night (The Foundry) Canelo Álvarez faces off against Gennady Golovkin. Followed by Athens Latin Night. 8 p.m. $20–25. www.thefoundryathens.com
Peter Griffon will present on rare gems and at-risk plants. Come see a redtail hawk and other animals. 9 & 11 a.m. FREE! www.mywbu.com/ athens KIDSTUFF: Meet the Author (ACC Library) Meet Grace Lin in celebration of her book A Big Mooncake for Little Star. 11 a.m. FREE! www. avidbookshop.com LECTURES & LIT: Oconee Library Friends Book Sale (Oconee County Civic Center) See Thursday listing for full description. Sept. 13, 4–8 p.m. (member preview night), Sept. 14, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. & Sept. 15, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.oconeelibraryfriends.org SPORTS: Piedmont Cross Country Race (Southeast Clarke Park) Individual races for youth age divi-
ART: Artist Reception (Lyndon House Arts Center) The reception celebrates “Picturing the Black Fantastic,” “Present & Accounted For,” “John Cleaveland’s WWI Landscapes” and “So It Goes: Works by Lisa Freeman.” See Art Notes on p. 12. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/exhibits COMEDY: 2 Buck Chuckles (Veronica’s Sweet Spot) Show up and go up comedy open mic. Every Thursday. 7 p.m. $2. www.facebook. com/weetspotstudio EVENTS: Drink and Draw (Hi-Lo Lounge) Meet up with other local artists to drink and draw. 7–9 p.m. FREE! www.hiloathens.com EVENTS: UGA Salsa Club Class & Social (Cali ’N’ Tito’s Eastside) An hour-long Cuban-style salsa class is followed by social dancing. All proceeds benefit U-Lead Athens. 6:30–10 p.m. $5. email@example.com EVENTS: Green Schools Kick Off (1354 Prince Ave.) Coordinators, staff and environmental education program leaders can find out about new programs for the classroom. 4–6 p.m. FREE! www.accgreenschools.org FILM: “For Home and Country” World War I Film Series (Georgia Museum of Art) Watch Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in The African Queen (1957). 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org FILM: Athens Rising (Trio Contemporary Art Gallery) Athens Rising: The Sicyon Project is a documentary highlighting the music, dance, food, stand-up comedy and visual art of Athens. 8 p.m. $6. www. livesymphon.com GAMES: Poker Night (5 Points Cigar Shop, 1720 Epps Bridge Pkwy.) Play with Interstate Poker every Thursday. 6:30 p.m. www.5pointscigars.com GAMES: Music Trivia (Saucehouse Barbeque) Meet at the bar for a round of trivia. 8 p.m. FREE! www. facebook.com/saucehousebbq KIDSTUFF: Teen Movie (ACC Library) Unwind with a movie. Ages 11–18. 4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens KIDSTUFF: Book Club: Chapter Readers (ACC Library) Discuss The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Games and snacks provided. Ages 8–11. 4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens KIDSTUFF: Roald Dahl Celebration (Madison County Library) Celebrate the beloved children’s author with crafts and snacks. Ages 8 and up. 4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison LECTURES & LIT: Oconee Library Friends Book Sale (Oconee County Civic Center) Books, CDs and DVDs will be sold for bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Oconee County Public Library. Sept. 13, 4–8 p.m. (member preview night), Sept. 14, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. & Sept. 15, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. oconeelibraryfriends.org LECTURES & LIT: Helping Dogs and Cats in Athens (Miller Learning Center, Room 150) Speakers from the Athens Area Humane Society, AthensPets, Athens-Clarke Animal Control, Campus Cats, Three Paws Rescue and Athens Canine Rescue share information on rescuing, adopting, fostering, neutering and more. 7 p.m. FREE! firstname.lastname@example.org MEETINGS: Athens Area Newcomers Club (Central Presbyterian Church) Local book
collector and seller, Dan Maxey, will discuss buying and selling books for run and profit. 9:30 a.m. FREE! 706-850-7463, athensareanewcomersclub.org 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. blogspot.com PERFORMANCE: Faculty Artist Series (UGA Ramsey Concert
EVENTS: Friday Football Tours (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) Take a tour of “Fighting Spirit: Wally Butts and UGA Football, 1939–1950.” Meet in the rotunda on the second floor. 3 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/exhibits/FightingSpirit KIDSTUFF: Parents Night Out (Nimbl, 160 Winston Dr.) Activities include music, games, snacks, reading and more. 6–9 p.m. $25. www. nimblathens.com KIDSTUFF: Cooking with Jayln (ACC Library) Learn basic cooking skills with limited ingredients to whip up a tasty snack. Ages 11–18. 4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens KIDSTUFF: Pre-K Fun (Lay Park) This month’s theme is “The Great Apple Adventure” and includes
Jake Shimabukuro will perform at the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall on Friday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Hall) Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Horn Dr. Jean Martin-Williams performs, joined by faculty pianist Damon Denton. 7:30 p.m. $6 (students), $12. pac.uga.edu
Friday 14 ART: Curator’s Talk (Lyndon House Arts Center) Curator Drék Davis will reflect on the inspiration in selecting works for “Picturing the Black Fantastic.” See Art Notes on p. 12. 1 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty. com/lyndonhouse CLASSES: Mindfulness (Healing Lodge at Piedmont Athens Regional, next to the Loran Smith Center) Learn about mindfulness meditation and formal sitting practice. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.mindfuliving.org CLASSES: Paint Night (Lay Park) Painters will be given an example of what to paint and a canvas. 6 p.m. $10–15. www.accgov.com/leisure CLASSES: Homeschool Resource Workshop (Madison County Library) Parents interested in homeschooling can learn about library resources. 4:30 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/madison EVENTS: Anniversary Party (Wild Birds Unlimited) Wild Birds Unlimited celebrates its anniversary with snacks, prize drawings and more. 10 a.m. FREE! www.mywbu. com/athens EVENTS: Morning Mindfulness (Georgia Museum of Art) Participate in a guided meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby. 9:30– 10:30 a.m. FREE! sagekincaid@uga. edu, www.georgiamuseum.org
apple-themed games like apple parachute, apple tossing and apple painting. 10 a.m. $4–6. www.accgov. com/leisure LECTURES & LIT: Reading Between the Wines Book Club (Normal Books) Discuss what you’ve been reading while enjoying wine and cheese. Conversation tends to slant towards fantasy, fiction and YA. Ages 21 & up. 7–9 p.m. FREE! email@example.com LECTURES & LIT: Oconee Library Friends Book Sale (Oconee County Civic Center) See Thursday listing for full description. Sept. 13, 4–8 p.m. (member preview night), Sept. 14, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. & Sept. 15, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.oconeelibraryfriends.org PERFORMANCE: Jake Shimabukuro (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) World-class ukulele master who has performed around the globe, captivating audiences with his flawless, passionate style. 7:30 p.m. $10 (w/ UGA ID), $15. pac. uga.edu THEATER: Are You Being Served? (Elbert Theatre, 100 S. Oliver St., Elberton) See the comedy adapted from the popular British television show that revels in nonstop double entendres. Sept. 14–15, 7 p.m. Sept. 16, 2 p.m. $11. 706-283-1049
Saturday 15 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! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee
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. athenslandtrust.org EVENTS: FCP Classic Car & Truck Show (Lavonia Cultural Center, 12005 Augusta Rd.) Trophies will be awarded to Best in Show, Best Modified Muscle Car and more. Proceeds benefit the Franklin Community Players. 5–7:30 p.m. $5 (food), $15 (classic car registration). 706-491-9374 EVENTS: CMS Owl Flight 5K Walk/Run (Clarke Middle School) Join the CMS Owls for a 5K. Register online. 8:30 a.m. www. classicraceservices.com EVENTS: Athens Black Market and Cultural Experience (Creature Comforts Brewery) The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from local food, artisan home goods and natural beauty products, plus live performances, guest speakers and more. 2–6 p.m. www.aadmovement. com EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and much more. Live music performed by Brad Gerke and Sean McAuley. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net EVENTS: Anniversary Party (Wild Birds Unlimited) Wild Birds Unlimited celebrates its anniversary.
sions and an open race. 8 a.m.–8 p.m. $5 (youth), $10 (adult). firstname.lastname@example.org SPORTS: UGA Football (Sanford Stadium) UGA vs. Middle Tennessee. 7 p.m. www.georgiadogs.com THEATER: Are You Being Served? (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) See Friday listing for full description. Sept. 14–15, 7 p.m. Sept. 16, 2 p.m. $11. 706-283-1049
Sunday 16 ART: Gallery Talks (OCAF, Watkinsville) Potter Michael Pitts leads a discussion covering pottery styles, clays, glazes, techniques and details of the current exhibition, “Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational.” See Calendar Pick on p. 15. 1 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com CLASSES: Soul Shop (Milledge Avenue Baptist Church) Learn about suicide awareness and steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of suicide. 3–5 p.m. FREE! 706-3540090, milledge.org/soulshop EVENTS: Anniversary Party (Wild Birds Unlimited) See Friday listing for full description. 10 a.m. FREE! www.mywbu.com/athens FILM: Southern Circuit Film Festival Screening (Morton Theatre) Watch Megan Griffiths’ drama Sadie. Following the screening, Griffiths will discuss her film and work with Andrew Shearer. 7 p.m. FREE! mortontheatre.com KIDSTUFF: Read to Rover (ACC Library) Beginning readers read aloud to certified therapy dogs. 3–4
p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www. athenslibrary.org 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: Are You Being Served? (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) See Friday listing for full description. Sept. 14–15, 7 p.m. Sept. 16, 2 p.m. $11. 706-283-1049
Monday 17 CLASSES: Community Strong: A Yoga Fundraiser (Graduate Athens) The event features five local yoga instructors. Light refreshments and raffle items. Proceeds benefit Strong Girls Serve. 7 p.m. $10–15. www.wearestronggirls.com FILM: Flicker Film Society (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Watch Rock Star (2001). 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com GAMES: Rock and Roll Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Get a team together and show off your extensive music knowledge! Hosted by Jonathan Thompson. 9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub GAMES: General Knowledge Trivia (Beef ’O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-8501916 GAMES: Geeks Who Drink Trivia (Highwire Lounge) Test your general knowledge for prizes. 8–10 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com KIDSTUFF: Preschool Pals (Bogart Ag Building) Preschool-aged children will learn social and language skills through songs stories and crafts. Ages almost 3–almost 5. 11:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/bogart KIDSTUFF: Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens (ACC Library) Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Monday Funday (Bogart Ag Building) Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will receive pointers for building literacy and language skills. 10:15 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart KIDSTUFF: Marvelous Mondays (Bogart Ag Building) Listen to pirate tales and build a Lego pirate ship for Talk Like a Pirate Day. Ages 5 and up. 4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/bogart KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (ACC Library) Parents can share plays, songs and simple books with their babies. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-6133650, www.athenslibrary.org LECTURES & LIT: Third Monday Book Club (Oconee County Library) Discuss Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee MEETINGS: Oconee River Chapter of Trout Unlimited (Locos Grill & Pub, 1985 Barnett Shoals Rd.) ORCTU meets the third Monday of the month. Scott Penn will discuss his company Piedmont Fly Company and demonstrate fly tying techniques. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.orctu. wordpress.com SPORTS: Table Tennis Matches and Training (East Athens Community Center) Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome. Mondays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. First visit free. www. ttathensga.com k continued on next page
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Tuesday 18 CLASSES: Computer Class (ACC Library) “Word 2016: Styles, Themes & Templates.” 10 a.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/athens EVENTS: Tuesday Tour at 2 (UGA Special Collections Library) See Tuesday listing for full description. 2 p.m. FREE! email@example.com FILM: Angst (Athens Academy) Angst is a documentary exploring anxiety in children and young adults. Followed by a Q&A. 7 p.m. FREE! www.athensacademy.org GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) See Tuesday listing for full description. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) See Tuesday listing for full description. 8 p.m. FREE! www. locosgrill.com GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) See Tuesday listing for full description. 6 p.m. FREE! www.therookandpawn.com GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) See Tuesday listing for full description. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/blindpigtavern KIDSTUFF: Dangers of Toxic Friendships (ACC Library) Mary Haddon from Project Safe will talk to teens about toxic friendships. Ages 11–18. 4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens KIDSTUFF: Toddler Tuesday (Georgia Museum of Art) Families and children 18 months–3 years can take a tour, listen to stories and participate in a hands-on activity. This month’s program is “In Black and White.” 10 a.m. FREE! callan@uga. edu, www.georgiamuseum.org LECTURES & LIT: Johnstone Lecture (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Estela Romero will speak on ambassador butterflies in “Familiar Creatures Communicate Big Messages in North American Schools.” Reception and book signing to follow. RSVP by Sept. 11. 7–9 p.m. FREE! 706-542-6138, www. botgarden.uga.edu
Wednesday 19 ART: Artful Conversation (Georgia Museum of Art) Sage Kincaid leads a conversation on Eugenie McEvoy’s painting, “Taxi!, Taxi!” 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org EVENTS: NPHC Athens Newcomers’ Reception (ACC Library) The Athens Alumni National Pan-Hellenic Council hosts an event for individuals, organizations and businesses to meet new faces in Athens. 5–7 p.m. FREE! firstname.lastname@example.org EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) See Wednesday listing for full description. 4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) See Wednesday listing for full description. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Nerd Trivia (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www.grindhouseburgers.com GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Saucehouse Barbeque) Gather a team and compete. 8 p.m. www. saucehouse.com GAMES: Bingo (Highwire Lounge) Win prizes. 8–10 p.m. FREE! highwirelounge.com GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) See Wednesday listing for full description. 8 p.m. FREE! www.fullcontacttrivia.wordpress.com
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KIDSTUFF: PRISM (Oconee County Library) PRISM is a safe space for all teens who share a common vision of equality. Grades 6–12. 6 p.m. FREE! athenslibrary.org/oconee 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: Teen Volunteers Meeting (ACC Library) Learn about the Teen Library Council and the new VolunTEENS progarm. 4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens KIDSTUFF: Meet the Author (Avid Bookshop, Prince Ave) Meet Max Brallier in celebration of The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond. Ideal for ages 7–12. 6 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com KIDSTUFF: Preschool Storytime (ACC Library) See Wednesday listing for full description. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! athenslibrary.org/athens KIDSTUFF: Beginning Readers’ Club (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Ms. Carley shares early literacy activities and stories. Ages 4–7. 4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday. 7 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/athens LECTURES & LIT: The Solar System: Retrofitting Your Home with Solar Panels (ACC Library) Warren McPherson will talk about his experience adding solar panels to the Athens Montessori School roof and share advice. 7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens MEETINGS: Athens Retired Educators Association (Logan’s Roadhouse) Socialize with other retired teachers from Athens and stay for a program. 11 a.m. email@example.com
Wednesday 12 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. caledonialounge.com WANDERWILD Intricate, intimate local indie-rock project led by songwriter Matt Martin. AYO RIVER Atlanta-based indie-pop band. ST. LADRO New solo project from former Son & Thief frontman Shane Toriscelli.
Go Bar 10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com JEFF KUJAN Atlanta-based singer-songwriter. LIARS Athens-based singer-songwriter (not to be confused with the popular post-punk band of the same name). HARLOT PARTY Local rock group featuring intertwining guitar riffs and haunting, emotive vocals. HERE BE MONSTERS Solo local folk-punk outfit. SOCIAL CIRCLE Athens-based softpsych-pop project. 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!
THE GETAWAY COMPANY Fourpiece local band inspired by 90’s and 2000’s alt-rock. DePalma’s Italian Cafe 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Rd. location) CHRYSTAL LEONARD Singersongwriter from North Carolina. Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m. $5. flickertheatreandbar.com SONNY FALLS Melodic garage-rock group from Chicago. DEER EYES Athens-based dream-pop three-piece. F.L.E.D. New local jazz-inflected hiphop project. BEN EISENBERGER “Melancholy Midwest acoustic” artist from Omaha, NE.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com PERIOD SIX Playing a unique blend of jazz standards with collective communication and soulful improvisation. Highwire Lounge 11 p.m. $2 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com SILENT DISCO Dance the night away every Saturday to three different channels of music in your headphones. One of them is a request line! Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 LIVE OAK Jam-oriented local rock and roll five-piece.
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $21. www.40watt.com ARTHUR BUCK New collaboration between R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck and singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur. See story on p. 9.
The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 SALLY & THE SIX GRAND BAND Long-running dance band playing oldies, classic rock, blues, disco and some fun originals.
The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens. com THE PERPETRATORS Long-running local band playing ’70s and ’80s soft-rock covers and originals. TERRAPLANE New local blues-rock band featuring Doug Peters, John Straw and Dean Johnson.
LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 11 Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com BESIDES DANIEL Atlanta-based folk singer-songwriter. The Foundry Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5. www. thefoundryathens.com THE JOSEPHINES Country-rock outfit from Bowling Green, KY. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com JEFFREY VERNON AND DEATH TRAP VOLVO Local indie-rock singer-songwriter. CONVINCE THE KID New local alternative rock band. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 SAHADA BUCKLEY Local violinist performs a solo set. ANNIE LEETH Local violinist and multi-instrumentalist composer. EMILEIGH IRELAND Local singer-songwriter and experimental performer. LOUDERMILK & MOON Experimental folk outfit from Atlanta. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 VINTAGE PISTOL Jam-centric bluesrock group from Arkansas.
Borgore plays the Georgia Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net RANDOM ACTS Local acoustic band playing rock, pop, country and more. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com SWAMP RABBIT RAILROAD Folkrevival band from North Carolina. CAREY MURDOCK Americana singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com ROYAL JOHNSON Funky, bluesy rock band from Macon. 7:30 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door). www. georgiatheatre.com ZOSO One of the longest-tenured Led Zeppelin tribute bands returns. On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com TWEN Nashville-based psych-rock group. LAMBDA CELSIUS Local experimental electronic performer. The Globe 8 p.m. FREE! www.jazzathensga.org THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s.
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Porterhouse Grill 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy a wonderful evening of original music, improvisation and memorable standards. Terrapin Beer Co. 5 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com STEFAN CLARKIN Singer-songwriter on tour from Scotland.
Thursday 13 Akademia Brewing Co. 7 p.m. FREE! www.akademiabc.com THE FAMILY RECIPE New local fusion outfit blending jazz, jam and blues. Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 AVERY DEAKINS Soulful singer-songwriter from Johnson, TN. Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www. caledonialounge.com OZELLO Atlanta-based indie-punk/ folk/rock band. CAULFIELD Rising Athens-based indie rock-fusion band fronted by musician Holden Le Dinh.
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com *REPEAT REPEAT Whimsical, surftinged pop music from Nashville, TN. 7:30 p.m. $25 (adv.), $28 (door). www. georgiatheatre.com CHERUB Electropop duo that sounds like “the dance love-child of ’80s funk and pop music from the future.” MADDY O’NEAL Colorado-based solo electronic act with old school and new hip-hop influences. On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com PURE COLORS Future-funk group with a dreamy, airy sound. 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!
Akademia Brewing Co. 8 p.m. FREE! www.akademiabc.com MISSISSIPPI JOHN DOUDE Blues, roots, and rockabilly artist from Milledgeville. Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES Local power trio playing country-rock and Southern soul. Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com RUHAA! Local rock band with alternative and blues influences. NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Alt-rock band from Atlanta. LANES No info available. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com LIL WHITE BITCH Local experimental electronic performer. Fully Loaded Pizza Co. 6 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6150 LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs solo sets of country-rock music and acoustic Southern soul tunes.
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com REV. CONNER TRIBBLE Good old-fashioned rock and roll from Athens mainstay Tribble and his band. 8 p.m. $12 (adv.) $15 (door). www. georgiatheatre.com CBDB Alabama-based “joyfunk” band playing a mix of funk, progressive rock and jam fusion. BIRD DOG JUBILEE Four-piece jam band from Atlanta. On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com MAKE AMERICA GOTH AGAIN featuring DJ Team Spud Go, DJ Wardaddy and Crowe spinning rock and goth hits. The Globe 10 p.m. $2 (headphone). 706-3534721 SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with three channels of music. One of them is a request line! Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 THE HONEY SLIDERS Detroitinfluenced rock band from Catropolis. NEW DARK AGE Local band pays tribute to post-punk band The Sound. DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.
SEAN MCAULEY Rootsy local acoustic singer-songwriter. Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 PSEUDO Local band featuring musicians Kip Jones and Damian Kapcala. Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com MARSES Local “party-doom” fourpiece band. MAHA PRALAYA Local black-metal four piece. CONTROL THE DEVASTATOR Atlanta group that falls somewhere between progressive and death metal. INTERNMENT Atlanta-based deathmetal band. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5. flickertheatreandbar.com CURT CASTLE Atlanta-based indierock project led by former Reptar and Semicircle member Ryan Engelberger. FATE MCAFEE Alt-folk singer-songwriter from Murray, KY. MELANIE A. DAVIS Indie-folk guitarist and songwriter from Kentucky. TOM VISIONS Local artist playing post-mystical, psychedelic electronic music.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! hendershotscoffee.com WHITEHALL JAZZ COLLECTIVE Local jazz pianist Greg Hankins leads his sizeable group through an eclectic set of music.
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $16. www.40watt.com ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER The former Fiery Furnaces member performs a set of her melodic indiepop. PILL Eccentric indie-punk four-piece from New York City. See Calendar Pick on p. 15. MATERIAL GIRLS Gender-bending glam-punk band from Atlanta.
Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com LIVE JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.
The Foundry 11 p.m. $10. www.thefoundryathens. com DJ K.LIENTE Spinning a set of upbeat Latin sounds.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 CLARENCE SUN & THE MOONSHYNES Local all-star blues group led by Clarence “Big C” Cameron.
Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236 FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens band known for its boisterous, thoughtful rock and roll.
The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840 DANIEL TOOLE Singer-songwriter from LaGrange. 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 THE GEORGIA HEALERS Longrunning local jump blues band. Southern Brewing Company 5 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul, boogie and more. Terrapin Beer Co. 8 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com LAST CHANCE RIDERS High-energy rock and roll band from Atlanta. FLASHBACK FLASH Rock band influenced by both classic and modern sounds. Terrapin Beer Co. 5 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com BARREL FEVER Atlanta band playing acoustic covers and originals.
Saturday 15 Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net BRAD GERKE Local folk and alt-country singer-songwriter.
Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $28 (adv.), $32 (door). www. georgiatheatre.com DESCENDENTS Iconic four-piece punk band from Southern California. See Calendar Pick on p. 15. A WILHELM SCREAM Melodic hardcore band from Massachusetts. PEARS Punk band from New Orleans. On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. $5. www. georgiatheatre.com BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin fresh jams and old-school favorites. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays punky, emotive garage-rock. THRÜM New local psych band featuring members of Outersea, Sea of Dogs, Hot Fudge and Dream Culture. CLIP ART Local underground rap duo featuring emcees Vann Johnson and Arizona Zimmerman with drummer Patrick Stewart. THESE TO No info available. Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com LIVE JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights. 11 p.m. $2 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com SILENT DISCO Dance the night away every Saturday to three different
channels of music. One of them is a request line!
NEW MADRID Rocking, riveting local indie band with a psychedelic edge.
J & J Flea Market 10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.jandjfleamarket.com J&J MUSIC FESTIVAL An allday showcase of music featuring Universal Sigh, Foster, Daniel Hardin, Magnolia Wind, Sound Medicine and FredX. See story on p. 10.
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com THE MOONDOGGIES Rootsy indierock band from Washington state. 7:30 p.m. $16 (adv.), $18 (door). www. georgiatheatre.com TWIDDLE Vermont-based reggae-funk band. UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz fusion/funk-rock band. On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com PV-23 Psychedelic funk-rock band from Buford and Dacula.
Max Block Party. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-2860339 L.A. DARIUS Spinning the hottest dance records, with a mix of dance, Top 40, hip hop, Latin and dancehall. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 MARADEEN Five-piece rock group from Nashville, TN. Terrapin Beer Co. 5 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com MARK WEBB JR. Americana artist from Greenville, SC whose music is “built on hooks and heartstrings.” 8 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com FRACTAL CAT Seven-piece psychedelic rock band from Baltimore. THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND Jammy, eclectic local rock band led by songwriter and guitarist Halem Albright. THE VOODOO FIX Los Angelesbased band with a gritty and soulful take on blues-rock. WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Local ensemble with influences ranging from Tuvan folk songs to psychedelic rock anthems to jazz-funk grooves. Wonderbar 10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ wonderbarathens GEORGE THE INFINITE Local DJ spins the best in Top 40, EDM and bass music every Saturday.
Sunday 16 Akademia Brewing Co. 6 p.m. FREE! www.akademiabc.com LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul. Terrapin Beer Co. 3 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com REGGIE STARRETT Singer playing an enthusiastic blend of classic rock and country. The World Famous 9 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens LIL WHITE BITCH Local experimental electronic performer. RAT BABIES Doomy, psychedelic, long-running local two-piece. L’OR Laura St. Martin uses electronics and interpretive dance to explore the human condition and the collective unconscious.
Monday 17 Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com HEX Self-described “witch-rock” duo from New Zealand. ELEVATORS Jazzy local alternative rock band. DEADLY LO-FI Garage-rock project from Wilmington, NC. 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.40watt.com CHICANO BATMAN Four-piece, California Latin-psych-funk band with a Tropicalia flair.
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. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 JAZZ FUNK JAM Local jazz musician Mason Davis hosts this monthly jam session.
Tuesday 18 Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20). www. caledonialounge.com VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes. TONGUE PARTY Noisy stoner-rock band from Minneapolis. WALTZ New local heavy-rock band. Creature Comforts Brewery 7 p.m. FREE! www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com ASLYN Indie-pop singer-songwriter and member of local band Dega performs a solo set. ROSE HOTEL “Bedroom-rock” alter ego of Kentucky songwriter Jordan Reynolds. SHEFOLKS Acoustic duo featuring songwriters Maria Carrelli and Georgia English. SAVANA CAMERON Member of Macon band Atria performs solo. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com A DRUG CALLED TRADITION Atlanta trio fusing shoegaze, krautrock and psych influences. SUTPHIN Hard-rock group from Wichita, KS. KILL VARGAS Kansas-based alternative rock group. The Foundry 8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www. thefoundryathens.com REBIRTH BRASS BAND New Orleans-based brass institution founded in 1983. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $22 (adv.), $25 (door). www. georgiatheatre.com BORGORE Pioneering Israeli dubstep producer whose work incorporates metal, house and trap influences. GG MAGREE Up-and-coming Australian electronic producer. BENDA Miami-based dubstep artist. On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com ANDY BRUH Local DJ Andy Herrington spins and mixes dubstep, EDM and bass music.
Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 ANTLERED AUNT LORD Fuzz-pop project fronted by local songwriter Jesse Stinnard. ANNIE LEETH Local violinist and multi-instrumentalist composer. LEISURE SERVICE Michael Pierce plays a set of blown out, bass-heavy techno. GODDESS COMPLEX Athens-based ambient and avant-garde project rooted in queer culture. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 FORMULA 5 Improvisational band from Albany, NY blending jazz, jam and classic rock.
Wednesday 19 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! Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net SYLVIA ROSE NOVAK Southern gothic singer-songwriter with sharp vibrato and a sharper fiddle. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com REGULUS Loop-heavy post-rock band from Austin, TX. ZETA Experimental punk band from Venezuela. Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. $22. www.georgiatheatre.com WHETHAN L.A.-based electronic producer and DJ who has collaborated with Dua Lipa, Charli XCX and more. MANILA KILLA Young EDM producer from D.C. ANDREW LUCE Electronic-dancemusic artist based in Los Angeles. On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com VINTAGE PISTOL Jam-centric bluesrock group from Arkansas. The Globe 8 p.m. FREE! www.jazzathensga.org THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s. Locos Grill & Pub 6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location) THE VIBRATONES Veterans of the Athens scene playing various blues styles. Dancing is encouraged! Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. $7. 706-546-4742 CRAIG BROWN BAND Rootsy, Detroit-based garage-rock band. TEDDY & THE ROUGH RIDERS Country-rock group from Nashville, TN. COUNTRY WESTERNS Nashvillebased garage-rock group. The Office Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday! Porterhouse Grill 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of originals, improv and standards.
The World Famous 10 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens COSMO JR. Local band fronted by veteran Athens musician Dana Downs. This is an album-release party for Sisters in Arms, which tells the tale of female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read.
Down the Line 9/20 JOE CAT (Akademia Brewing Co.) 9/20 ROBBIE O’SULLIVAN (Boar’s Head Lounge) 9/20 WAR ON WOMEN / HIRS / SHOPLIFTER (Caledonia Lounge) 9/20 THREE STAR REVIVAL (Georgia Theatre) 9/20 LUTHI (Georgia Theatre) 9/20 MOON TAXI / MAGIC CITY HIPPIES (Georgia Theatre) 9/21 NUTRIA (Akademia Brewing Co.) 9/21 CLAY BABIES (Akademia Brewing Co.) 9/21 TROMBLEY BAY (Boar’s Head Lounge) 9/21 WHALE YOUTH / ATHENS MIDDLE EAST ORCHESTRA (Flicker Theatre & Bar) 9/21 AGAINST ME / IRON REAGAN / BITEMARKS (40 Watt Club) 9/21 MOON TAXI / LUTHI (Georgia Theatre) 9/21 RARE CREATURES (Georgia Theatre) 9/21 MAGIC CITY HIPPIES (Georgia Theatre) 9/21 GEORGIA DISH BOYS (Saucehouse Barbeque) 9/21 ALL THE LOCALS (Terrapin Beer Co.) 9/21 JUBAL (Terrapin Beer Co.) 9/22 BRANDI CARLILE / DARLINGSIDE (The Classic Center) 9/22 ROCK*A*TEENS / SPIDER BAGS (40 Watt Club) 9/22 MOUNTAIN HEART (The Foundry) 9/22 MRJORDANMRTONKS (Front Porch Book Store) 9/22 BOOTY BOYZ (Georgia Theatre) 9/22 KACY & CLAYTON (Georgia Theatre) 9/22 SOCIAL DISTORTION / JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE / VALLEY QUEEN (Georgia Theatre) 9/22 SCOTT LANIAK (Terrapin Beer Co.) 9/22 GEORGIA DISH BOYS (White Tiger Gourmet) 9/22 GEORGE THE INFINITE (Wonderbar) 9/23 THE LUCKY JONES (Cali ’N’ Tito’s Eastside) 9/23 ABBEY ROAD LIVE (The Foundry) 9/23 SUNDAY SONGWRITERS REVIVAL / Mark “Mojo” Wilmot / Eric Carter / Daniel Hutchens (No. 3 Railroad Street) 9/23 DAVID HYDE (Terrapin Beer Co.) 9/24 MOTHERS (40 Watt Club) 9/24 MAT KEARNEY / ATLAS GENIUS / JUKE ROSS (Georgia Theatre) 9/24 CECE HETRICK (Georgia Theatre) 9/25 CORY BRANAN / AUSTIN PLAINE (The Foundry) 9/25 :LOVESONGS (Georgia Theatre) 9/25 PRIMUS (Georgia Theatre) 9/25 COZM & NAUGHT (Georgia Theatre) 9/25 RANDALL BRAMBLETT / THE POWERS (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) 9/26 THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS (The Globe) 9/26 PULLIN’ STRINGS (Locos Grill & Pub)
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Art AAAC GRANTS (Athens, GA) The Athens Area Arts Council is seeking applicants for its quarterly $500 grants. All local artists, arts organizations or arts-based projects are welcome to apply. Deadline Sept. 15 & Dec. 15. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.athensarts.org CALL FOR ENTRIES (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) ATHICA seeks entries for the fourth annual juried exhibition and headpieces for “Cranial Offerings,” deadline Sept. 15. Application for Artists-In-Residence: Winter/Spring 2019, deadline Oct. 31. athica.org/ call-for-entries FINE ART EXHIBIT AND AUCTION (Redeemer Presbyterian Church) Chosen for Life Ministries is seeking artists to donate up to three works of 2D art to be sold during a juried fine art exhibit and auction on Oct. 11. Deadline Sept. 28. Email photos to artsubmissions@chosenforlife ministries.org INDIE SOUTH HOLIDAY HOORAY (Athens, GA) Indie South is seeking artist vendors for the biggest art market of the year. Deadline to apply
is Oct. 1. Market held in December. email@example.com, www.theindiesouth.com 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. www.hatchathens.com/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. Up to 32 hours per week. $65/month or $175/three months. 706-613-3623, www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure SEEKING ARTWORK (Donderos’ Kitchen) Seeking artists for exhibitions. Send samples of work. firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes AFTER SCHOOL COOKING CLASSES (Olive Basket) Week 2: Banana bread. Week 3: Chicago
art around town AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Mixed media and traditional mosaic art by Jane Wright. Through September. ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) New paintings by Mary Porter, Greg Benson, Chatham Murray, Candle Brumby, Lana Mitchell and more. ART ON THE SIDE GALLERY AND GIFTS (17 N. Main St., Watkinsville) A gallery featuring works by various artists in media including ceramics, paintings and fused glass. ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) In the Bertelsmann Gallery, Southern Star Studio hosts a collection of ceramic works by studio artists. Artist Reception Sept. 23. Currently on view through Oct. 5. • In the Myers Gallery, Amy Wilmoth Watts shares paintings while Jack Kehoe shares sculptures. Through Oct. 26. • In the Harrison Lobby Gallery, Elizabeth Barton shares quilts and watercolors. Through June 2019. • In the Lampkin Lobby Gallery, a permanent exhibition showcases Greek and Italian photography and artwork. 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 Quiet Gallery presents “The Cartoon Show” featuring local illustrators Alex Burns, Patrick Dean, Abby Kacen, Missy Kulik, David Mack, Scott Stripling, Devlin Thompson, Klon Wadrip and Joey Weiser. Through Sept. 15. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (675 Pulaski St., Suite 1200) The gallery reopens in its new location with “The Golden Record: Far Beyond Our Galaxy,” an exhibition inspired by the Golden Record compilations traveling aboard the Voyager vessels. Through Oct. 7. 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. CINÉ BARCAFE (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Don Chambers shares a collection of watercolors. Through September. CIRCLE GALLERY (UGA College of Environment and Design, 285 S. Jackson St.) “Iconic American Landscapes: Photographs by Carol Betsch.” 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. CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) Gallery I shows “Stitch,” an exhibition
style pizza. Week 4: Chicken yakatori. Ages 7 & up. One class a week, choose from Monday–Thursday at 3 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. or Friday at 3 p.m. $35/class, $125/mo. email@example.com ARTIST WORKSHOPS (KA Artist Shop) “Color Harmony with Will Eskridge.” Sept. 16, 1–3 p.m. $45. “Screen Printing Basics.” Sept. 23, 12:30–2:30 p.m. $45. “Paint Your Pet.” Sept. 30, 1–4 p.m. $55. “Screen Printing: Beyond the Basics.” Oct. 7, 12:30–2:30 p.m. and Oct. 14, 12:30–3:30 p.m. $90. www.kaartist.com CLASSES (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) “Community Coffeehouse,” Tuesdays from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. “Silver Sneakers Stretch,” Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. “Silver Sneakers Yoga,” Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. “Oil Painting,” Mondays at 1:30 p.m. “Line and Ballroom Dancing,” Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. “Chess for Beginners,” Mondays at 6:30 p.m. “Coffee with a Veteran,” Tuedays at 9 a.m. “Threadwork Crafting Club,” Tuesdays at 9 a.m. “Wonders of Watercolor,” Tuesdays at 6 p.m. “Silver Sneakers Strength
and Balance,” Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. “Bellydance,” Wednesdays at 7 p.m. “Mahjong,” Thursdays at 1 p.m. “Tai Chi,” Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. www.wintervillecenter.com CUBAN-STYLE SALSA (UGA Memorial Hall, Room 407) The UGA Salsa Club hosts dancing every Sunday, 4–6 p.m. FREE! (Beginner Class). Email for details. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ugasalsaclub.com DANCE, MOVE, GROW AT NIMBL (Nimbl, 160 Winston Dr.) Creative movement, dance, pilates and more for kids ages 3 & up, teens and adults. Classes include making dances, dance foundations, creative movement and dance forms, pilates and more. www.nimblathens.com FARMVIEW CLASSES (Farmview Market) “Kombucha: A How-to and Make & Take with Shannon Palmquist.” Sept. 13, 5–7 p.m. $33. “All Natural Lip Balm: Make & Take with Shannon Palmquist.” Sept. 27, 5–7 p.m. $21. “Columbus Day Sausage-Making: Flavors From Around the World.” Oct. 3, 3 p.m. $40. www.farmviewmarket.com MEDITATION FOR ANYONE (Thrive) A six-week series exploring several meditation tools, mindfulness practices, inquiry and self-compassion. Wednesdays through Sept. 26, 6:30–8 p.m. $15/drop in. jamie email@example.com MOSAIC ART CLASSES (200 Northcrest Dr.) Weekend mosaic
of contemporary quilts, includes the industrial-scales of Elizabeth Barton, the obsessive geometric precision of Barbette Houser, the vibrant sewn gardens of Cleo Ward, the magic and mischief of Danielle Lasker and the meditative devotion of Anne Marie Vencill. Classic Gallery II features a solo exhibition of detailed portraits by Jaquelynn Faass. CREATURE COMFORTS BREWERY (271 W. Hancock Ave.) “The Gift,” organized in collaboration with Athulhu, features 30 works of “free art” from invited Athens and Atlanta area artists. Through Oct. 14. DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Magic Realism, Surrealism and fables. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Allen Sutton. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Spotlight 2018” shares prints by Ali Norman and paintings by Joseph Peragine and Helen Kuykendall. Through Sept. 15. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection.” Through Sept. 23. • “For Home and Country: World War I Posters from the Blum Collection.” Through Nov. 18. • “Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann.” Through Nov. 18. • “One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection” includes fine and decorative arts dating from ca. 1660–1952 from the family of Russian Princes Belosselsky-Belozersky. Through Jan. 6. 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 each night at 7 p.m. Through October. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Members of the Athens Area Plein Air Artists present a sample of their “Our Point of View” exhibition. Through Sept. 16. HOWARD’S (119 N. Jackson St.) New paintings by Eleanor Ray. Through Oct. 6. JITTERY JOE’S ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) “Acrylic on Acrylic” features innovative contemporary work by Ella Salt. JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Magic Realism, Surrealism and fables. Through October. LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “Middleground” features work by Phillip McClure, Kate Burke, CC Calloway and Ally Christmas. Through Oct. 5. • “Exchange, Change, Interchange” explores the nature of portfolio exchanges among printmakers. Through Oct. 5. • “The Florida Room” features works by students from the Sunshine State. Through Oct. 5. • New York artist Marie Lorenz’s “Ash Heap / Landfill” is a gallery-sized landslide made of unfired clay and fired “ceramic trash.” Through Nov. 8. 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.) “Picturing the Black Fantastic” presents drawings, paintings, sculpture and installations by Alfred
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classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Visit website for upcoming dates. $175. corazonmosaics@ gmail.com, corazonmosaics.com OPEN TREE CLIMB (David Henry Hardigree Wildlife Sanctuary, 1110 Old Greensboro Rd.) Access the tree-top canopy with WildRice Adventures using rope, harness and a helmet. Ages 8 & up. Oct. 14, Nov. 18, Dec. 2, 3:30–5 p.m. Call or email to register. $30. 706804-2551, www.facebook.com/ wildriceadventures PORTRAIT PAINTING IN OILS (No. 3 Railroad St., Arnoldsville) Taught by Abner Cope. A one or two week class beginning Oct. 14. abnercope gallery.com QUILTING CLASSES Amanda Whitsel offers classes in quilting and sewing for all levels and ages. Next class, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook. com/sewsomethingwithamanda SALSA DANCE CLASSES (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Cuban-style salsa classes. 7:30 p.m. (beginner). Richard and Victor perform salsa music every second Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Blue Eyed Amigos perform swing and salsa every fourth Wednesday at 9 p.m. $10/class (incl. one drink). Music show is $3 for participants and $6 otherwise. facebook.com/salsaathens UKE ROCK CAMP (Girls Rock Athens) Girls Rock Athens hosts a five-session program for youth and adults ages 8 & up to build their own ukulele and learn how to play it. Mondays through October, 5–7 p.m. $150. girlsrockcampathens@gmail. com, www.girlsrockathensga.org WILD RICE ADVENTURES (David Henry Hardigree Wildlife Sanctuary, 1110 Old Greensboro Rd.) “Introduction to Wood Carving.”
Nov. 3, $60. “Introduction to Wilderness Survival.” Nov. 10, $25. “Outdoor Cooking with Dutch Ovens.” Dec. 8, $75. email@example.com, www.facebook. com/wildriceadventures YOGA CLASSES (5 Points Yoga) “Yin Yoga.” Sept. 21–23. A certified 200 hour yoga teacher training course begins in September. Friday night classes rotate among hip-hop yoga, trance dance and free meditation. www.athensfivepointsyoga.com YOGA CLASSES & TRAINING (M3Yoga) “Essential Yoga: Combining Essential Oils and Yoga.” Sept. 16, 2 p.m. $35. “Sober Stretch.” Sept. 18, 7 p.m. FREE! (at Herty Field). “Anatomy of the Spine Training.” Sept. 21–23. FREE! “Rocket Yoga Teacher Training.” Begins Sept. 28. $700. www. m3yoga.com YOGA FOR ALL (Nimbl Athens, 160 Winston Dr.) Chet Thomas leads Iyengar Yoga for all levels. Mondays through Nov. 12, 9 a.m. $18 per class or $150 for 10 classes. www. nimblathens.com YOGA FOR GARDENERS (Lotta Mae’s Supply Co.) No prior experience necessary. First Tuesdays, 9 a.m. $10. www.lottamaes.com YOGALATES (Athens YWCO) A blend of yoga and Pilates. Every Tuesday, 11 a.m. FREE! (YWCO members), $10. www.ywco.org
Help Out ATHENSPETS VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION (AthensPets, 125 Buddy Christian Way) Volunteers are needed to socialize dogs and cats in Athens-Clarke County. Sept. 17 or Sept. 29. 706-613-3540, michelle. firstname.lastname@example.org
Conteh, Shanequa Gay, Donté Hayes, Vitus Shell, Dante Yarbrough and more. Reception Sept. 13. Through Oct. 13. • “Present and Accounted For: 1968– 2018” presents works by original members of the US Artist Collective, a group established to honor the legacy of Darlyne Killian, who became the first African American student to graduate with an art degree from UGA in 1968. Reception Sept. 13. Through Oct. 14. • “So It Goes: Works by Lisa Freeman” is an exhibition of paintings and assemblages featuring small-scale clay figures inspired by the paintings. Reception Sept. 13. Through Oct. 27. • In the Lounge Gallery, “The End of a Perfect Day” contains photographs of tailgating events by Shawn Campbell. • John Cleaveland shares a collection of oil paintings documenting current day sites of World War I battles. Reception Sept. 13. Through Nov. 9. • Collections from our Community presents a selection of toy soldiers from the collection of Tony Turner. Through Nov. 9. MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “Along the Spice Route” features 35 wall quilts depicting artistic interpretations of spices that refine modern cuisine. Through Sept. 16. NORMAL BOOKS (1238A Prince Ave.) A variety of art on display, including paintings by Mary Eaton, GCH Pet Portraits and metal art by Julia Vereen. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) The 16th annual “Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational” features 6,000 works by 50 of the top potters in the state. “Participating Potters: 2018” includes two favorite pots by each potter as well as one piece selected from their collections. “A New Direction” features pottery by Jennifer Graff. “Yes, it is Clay” features works of Atlanta ceramicist Keok Lim. Through Sept. 16. THE PINE & THE ROOT (1235 S. Milledge Ave.) Artwork by Emmi Walker. Through fall. PINEWOODS PUBLIC LIBRARY (1265 Hwy. 29 N. #12) See paintings by Stanley Bermudez as well as a community mural. RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Wrestling Temptation: The Quest to Control Alcohol in Georgia.” Through Sept. 21. • Photographer Lee Karen Stow’s exhibit “Poppies: Women, War, Peace” combines portraits of women whose lives have been affected by war with a botanical series of the red “Flanders Fields” poppy. Through Dec. 14. • “War of Words: Propaganda of World War I” includes propaganda posters. Through Dec. 14. TIF SIGFRIDS (119 N. Jackson St.) “Trees” features sculptures by Charles Harlan. Through Oct. 6. • “Atmospheres” is an exhibition of paintings by Ree Morton. Through Oct. 6. TRIO CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY (766 W. Broad St.) “1996” is a group exhibition with works by Jennie Cain, Raoul de la Cruz, Maggie Seee, Triplebummer, Jim Wilson and more. Through Sept. 15. VERONICA’S SWEET SPOT (149 Oneta St., #6C6) See work by local and regional artists, craftsmen, potters and sculptors. THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Permanent artists include RA Miller, Chris Hubbard, Travis Craig, Michelle Fontaine, Dan Smith, Greg Stone and more.
“Ash Heap / Landfill” by Marie Lorenz is currently on view at the Lamar Dodd School of Art.
Kidstuff ART CLASSES (KA Artist Shop) “Art Club for Teens.” Fridays, 6:30–8 p.m. $15. “Art Club Junior for Ages 9–13.” Fridays, 4:30–6 p.m. $15. www.kaartist.com COSTUME SWAP (Oconee County Library) Bring in your used costumes before Oct. 12 and come back on Oct. 13, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. for a new-to-you one. 706-796-3950 FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CLASS FOR PRESCHOOLERS (ACC Library) The seven week course helps develop young musical minds with songs, stories, games and dancing. Thursdays, Sept. 13–27 and Oct. 4–25, 10 a.m. www.athens library.org/athens KIDS CLASSES (Treehouse Kid and Craft) “Saturday Morning Craft.” 10 a.m. (ages 2–4) and 12 p.m. (ages 5–8). “STEAM Saturdays.” First Saturday of the month, 1–4 p.m. (ages 9–14). Visit website for descriptions and to register. www. treehousekidandcraft.com NIMBL CLASSES (Nimbl, 160 Winston Dr. #9) Classes offered for kids, teens and adults in dance, creative movement, choreography, pilates and more. nimbleathens.com
Support Groups ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS SUPPORT GROUP (723 Baxter St.) Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) is a 12-step program for people from alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. Mondays, 7 p.m. meetings.adultchildren.org ALANON 12 STEP (Athens, GA) (Young Harris Methodist Church) Recovery for people affected by
someone else’s drinking. Meetings are held at various times. 478-9553422, www.ga-al-anon.org ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (Athens, GA) If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. 706-389-4164 EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) A 12-step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Meets Sundays, 4–5 p.m. www.emotionsanonymous.org MENTAL HEALTH PEER SUPPORT GROUP (Nuçi’s Space) Meets the second Wednesday of every month. Open to anyone focused on improving their life and learning how to live with their condition. www.nuci.org 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. 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. www.project-safe.org
On The Street ACC LIBRARY BOOK CLUBS (ACC Library) Book Clubs include The African American Authors Book Club, Talking About Books, Philo of
Philosophy and Last Monday Book Group. athenslibrary.org/athens BOOK SALE (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Thousands of books, as will books on tape, CDs, and records Through Sept. 15. athenslibrary.org/madison INCLUSIVE BOOK CLUB (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Adults of all abilities can read out loud and discuss books. Thursdays, 1 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org/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. athenszen.org. Mindful Breath Sangha offers mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Sundays, 6:30–8 p.m. email@example.com. Dedicated Mindfulness Practitioners meets at the Griffin-Dubose Healing Lodge every first and third Saturday of the month, 8:30–9:30 a.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. Mindful Living Center offers intro classes every second Friday, 5:30–6:30 p.m. at the Griffin-Dubose Healing Lodge. Satchidananda Mission offers yoga meditation every Sunday, 6:30–7:30 p.m. and Kirtan every third Sunday, 4–6 p.m. revmanjula@bellsouth. net. Nuci’s Space offers mindfulness meditation Thursdays through Oct. 25, 1 p.m. www.nuci.org. Let It Be Yoga hosts the Athens Singing Circle every Monday, 7–9 p.m. WILD WOMEN OUTDOORS FALL CAMP (Fort Yargo State Park, Winder) A women-only weekend of camping with workshops in wilderness survival, tai chi, yoga, kayaking and more. Sept. 28–30, $20. www.facebook.com/groups/ tagoutdoors f
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familiar tale from the desktop of a desperate father searching for his missing teenage daughter. David Kim (John Cho) and his daughter Margot (Michelle La), a highschool sophomore, are still recovering from the death of their beloved wife and mother, Pamela (Sara Sohn). When Margot does not come home one night, and David’s phone By Drew Wheeler email@example.com calls continue to go unanswered, the father turns to the police, represented by lead THE NUN (R) The Conjuring universe expands John’s Peppermint script finds nothing new investigator Det. Rosemary Vick (Debra on one of its creepier villains, the habto say about a parent gunning down the Messing). Leads come and go as Margot’s it-sporting Valak, in the ever-widening bad guys responsible for hurting her loved case bounces from missing person to runfranchise—another Annabelle sequel and ones, though he does complicate Riley’s away to possible homicide. a Crooked Man spinoff are in the works to story with the dirty cops and corrupt justice Meanwhile, David uses social media to accompany a third main film—with an system of a drug-cartel thriller. With no find clues that unravel the mystery of his inconsistent movie that relies far too heavgrace or surprises, Peppermint checks all daughter, who may not be the person he ily on genre clichés. thinks she is. Chaganty rather In 1952, a young novitiate, brilliantly reveals every conSearching Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga, versation, email, text, social sister to Vera Farmiga, who media post and news story on plays Lorraine Warren in both David’s computer. Unlike the Conjurings), and Father Burke Unfriended features—which are (Demián Bichir), haunted by a clearly traditional horror movies tragic exorcism in his past, are dressed up in modern techsent by the church to investigate no-garb—to which it is distantly a remote convent in Romania. related, Searching taps into the The duo discovers that the true-crime craze with a little convent hides a dark secret: It “Catfish” online detective work. doubles as a prison for some Social media and Google image unspeakable evil that has been searches play greater roles in wiping out the order assigned to solving Margot’s case than tradiIs this the fake news? guard it. tional gumshoe methods. Director Corin Hardy sucCho anchors the movie, which cessfully transplants the foreboding Irish the boxes required for such a violent, pulpy is nearly a one-man show. Most interactions atmosphere of his debut, The Hallow, to affair. Savvy filmgoers know whether or not play out as FaceTime calls between David Romania. The convent is as dark and creepy that is enough to entertain them. and any number of persons connected to as one expects, and its geography is just the case. Without a stalwart lead perforas confusing. The unreliability of Sister SEARCHING (PG-13) The filmmakers behind mance from a perennial supporting player, Irene and Father Burke as witnesses grows Searching, first-time feature director Aneesh Searching would be lost. A small movie that wearyingly unpleasant rather than scary. Chaganty and his writing partner Sev plays big, Searching should absorb those However, once Frenchie (Jonas Bloquet) Ohanian, use modern technology to tell a alert filmgoers who discover it. f comes back to the convent, it seems like someone else must be directing the movie. The sudden appearance of Bruce Campbell’s Ash sporting a collar would not have seemed out of place during the overly quippy showdown with the demon hiding as a nun. That last act may be more fun, but feels unrelated to what came before. The Nun squanders the frightening potential of its primary antagonist, who is far more absent than she is petrifying.
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Guess Who? I AM PART OF THE RESISTANCE INSIDE ATHENS By An Anonymous “Senior Official” firstname.lastname@example.org (Oops!) I work inside Athens. Along with likeminded colleagues, I have vowed to thwart parts of the agenda (if any) and the administration’s worst inclinations. Last week’s cacophony of comments surrounding the anonymous high-level official at the White House has emboldened me to speak out concerning our efforts to control the government in Athens. When our present mayor was first elected almost eight years ago, my colleagues and I, all highly placed within our political party, were concerned because she was a Democrat, and we were afraid that
“Somehow it ‘disappeared’ from the mayor’s desk.”
she would follow in the footsteps of her Democratic predecessors. We made it our purpose to “guide” her, and we had some early successes. There was that foolish Blue Heron scheme that would have the government borrow money to encourage high-tech and mixed-use development from downtown to the river. We walked that one back and found the right time, behind closed doors, to smother the Blue Heron. You can thank us for the amazing proliferation of those beautiful high-rise luxury student apartments that are helping our downtown become celebrated as “Little Marietta.” To be clear, ours is not the popular “resistance” of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made Athens safer and more prosperous. You can imagine that it has not been easy for us to mold this administration. We could not tell you how many times we have had to intervene to prevent this administration from veering to the left. Those bicycle people, for instance, had drummed up support for their so-called “complete streets” scheme to “improve” Prince Avenue. There was actually the draft of an ordinance to make Prince Avenue safe for cyclists and pedestrians, but somehow it “disappeared”
from the mayor’s desk. By the time she had attended her third ribbon-cutting, she had forgotten about the ordinance. That’s how we work. But that may not work anymore. The new crowd that will be coming in will be hard to control. It will take all our skill and finesse to make your new mayor look like a Republican, especially because all those new commissioners will be pushing him to the left. Those guys are going to test our resolve to the breaking point. While we’re trying to deflect their thrust for free and frequent bus service, they’ll be hatching plans for doing away with cash bail and doing something real about affordable housing and government transparency and economic justice and all those other ideas that make it difficult for us to maintain government as usual. These next eight years will be tougher than anything we have done so far to insulate your government from the will of the people. We will very likely, for instance, have to deal with an agenda with actual items on it. As you can surmise, this is a whole new ballgame. This new crowd will want to vote on things and do stuff, which has not been a problem in the past. I can tell you: A do-something government will be a lot harder to control than a do-nothing government. These are perilous times. We have done everything we could to slice and dice AthensClarke County to thwart this community’s political will. We even redrew commission district lines in the attempt to elect more non-partisan Republicans. Nothing doing. Now, the future of sensible government in Athens depends on my colleagues and me. And, as usual, we have the advantage. One of our own will be elected governor, a man who started out as a community-minded Athens businessman. Once he became a Republican politician, we turned him into a developer of shoddy housing (Remember those fake windows?) and a safe vote in the state Senate for disenfranchising Athenians. Once we had him on the statewide stage, we quickly taught him how to shut down minority voter registration and support easily hackable voting machines with no paper trail. When he was found out, we showed him how easy it was just to destroy the complete computer record of what he had done. We even showed him how to shrug off a half-million dollars in personal debt. We have created him, and he will be your next governor. Come January, he will know what to do about your new, “progressive” government. We will show him the way. We are the adults in the room. We are his lodestar. f
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BORGORE W/ GG MAGREE, BENDA
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 AT NOWHERE BAR
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CRAIG BROWN BAND
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