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City Dope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 This Modern World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Irami Osei-Frimpong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 CBD in Athens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Kiddie Dope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Art Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 John Paul White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Threats & Promises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Radio Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Hey, Bonita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Movie Dope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Flickskinny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 The Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Bulletin Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Art Around Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Adopt Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Puzzles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Local Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Guest Pub Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

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being able to offer some funding, it makes this more likely,” he said. Currently, there are no crosswalks at the intersection and no good way to add them, Raessler said. Broad widens from four to seven lanes there, but with a roundabout, people on foot would only have to cross two lanes at a time. The crosswalks would By Blake Aued and Ashlyn Webb include flashing beacons similar to those on Prince Avenue. Representatives from local activist orgaThe roundabout would be designed to inaccurate claims” in the open letter signed sity has created 400 need-based Georgia nizations delivered an open letter to slow vehicular traffic to 15 miles per hour, by local activist groups and public officials, Commitment Scholarships since 2017 and UGA President Jere Morehead on Apr. 10 Raessler said, and reduce delays by 70–80%, whom he called “a small group… obviously is raising funds for scholarships that meet demanding that the university acknowlbecause drivers would no longer have to driven by a personal agenda.” state and federal law. edge and address the legacy of slavery on wait at the light. It could also serve as a “As President of this institution, I know Some of the same groups that delivered campus. “gateway” to intown Athens—perhaps with the University has done what is right and the initial letter released a response to Members of several organizations public art in the center—an indication to has treated the remains of the individuals Morehead’s response calling it “the same that signed on to the letter—including drivers to slow down, because Broad has at Baldwin Hall with dignity and respect. tired explanations and excuses we have the Economic Justice Coalition, Athens I am troubled that many dedicated indiheard from the UGA administration before.” transitioned from a suburban highway Anti-Discrimination to a city street with Movement, UGA neighborhoods on both NAACP, United Campus sides. Workers of Georgia and The plan currently Athens for Everyone— calls for closing off The stood on the steps of Plaza to cars, because the Administration Raessler said tying it Building and recited into the roundabout the letter. Signers also would require tearing included Athens-Clarke down a business, and County commissioners residents were worried Mariah Parker, Melissa about cut-through Link and Tim Denson traffic. Commissioners and Clarke County raised some concerns Board of Education about pushing more members LaKeisha traffic onto surroundGantt and Tawana ing streets, though. Mattox. Another Link wondered if school board member, the seven-lane portion UGA geography profesof Broad could be narsor John Knox, later rowed to slow traffic added his name. and add bike lanes. The letter demands (Raessler said GDOT that the university hadn’t looked at the take responsibility rest of the corridor.) for its role in white And Mayor Kelly Girtz supremacy, fund a facsaid he’d like to see ulty-proposed Center the center turn lane of Slavery to further replaced with a planted research the universimedian. ty’s history of slavery Other plans for the and oppression, and West Broad TSPLOST provide reparations by funding include sideFrom left, Chris Xavier, Alvin Sheats, Mokah-Jasmine Johnson and Imani Scott-Blackwell deliver a list of demands to UGA President Jere Morehead’s office. granting full-tuition walks on Magnolia, scholarships to descenParis and Waddell dants of enslaved people who worked on viduals—who represent a broad diversity The second statement urged the administra- streets south of Broad, and a “neighborUGA’s campus and African-American stuhood connector” through the St. Mary’s of perspectives and backgrounds—have tion to find creative solutions to problems, dents who graduate from an Athens public Hospital property. However, Link said those been maligned and personally attacked for rather than merely follow the letter of the high school, as well as paying all employees streets might be better served by improved doing their jobs in a responsible manner,” law. “We need leaders in this community a minimum wage of $15 an hour. lighting and traffic-calming measures like Morehead wrote. and on this campus who, rather than proLinda Lloyd, executive director of the speed humps, rather than costlier sideMorehead noted that all steps in the tect the status quo, will work to challenge EJC, invited Morehead to attend the walks, advocating for a “shared streets” process were based on the guidance of the and change it, and who will stand up for “Reparations Now” town hall meeting approach common in Europe. She asked for State Archeological Office, and that the uni- freedom, justice and healing,” it said. For scheduled for 6–8 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 24 a traffic study before moving forward. versity also hired an external archeologist more, visit [Ashlyn Webb] at Lay Park. The commission is scheduled to vote on and sponsored faculty research to study the “President Morehead, you have heard a preliminary project concept at its May 7 individuals whose remains were discovered from the Athens community on countless meeting. [Blake Aued] during construction. A roundabout at Broad Street and occasions,” she said. “As a sign of good faith, In March 2017, the university held a Hancock Avenue could be a win-win we’re giving you one last chance to listen memorial service for the community at for both drivers and pedestrians, ACC and act on our requests.” Oconee Hill Cemetery and commemoIs the state of Georgia fully funding pubTransportation and Public Works Director The letter was inspired by the universirated the gravesite with a granite marker. lic education? To paraphrase Bill Clinton, Drew Raessler told county commissioners ty’s handling of slave remains discovered Morehead said the institution also proit depends on what the definition of “fully at a work session last week. during construction at Baldwin Hall. A docvided funding to ensure maintenance. In funded” is. The Transportation Special Purpose umentary about the Baldwin Hall situation November 2018, the university dedicated That was the crux of a debate between Local Option Sales Tax voters approved and slavery at UGA, Below Baldwin, prea new monument in front of Baldwin Hall Clarke County School Superintendent in 2017 includes $3.9 million in fundmiered Mar. 31. During a panel discussion that reads,“The University of Georgia recDemond Means and Sen. Bill Cowsert ing for West Broad improvements, and following the screening, Charlottesville, ognizes the contributions of these and (R-Athens) during an Apr. 8 Federation of VA city councilman Wes Bellamy suggested other enslaved individuals and honors their Raessler said the Georgia Department of Neighborhoods panel discussion about priTransportation recently approached him that the local government take a hard line legacy.” vate-school vouchers. about building a roundabout there. The with UGA on the issue of reparations. As for the demands for reparations Means has been outspoken about his local and state governments would split the Morehead defended UGA’s actions in made in the open letter from activists on belief that vouchers take money away from estimated $5 million–$6 million cost, givan Apr. 11 letter to the editor sent to local Wednesday, Morehead said the univering ACC some control over the project while already strapped public-school districts like media outlets. He began the letter by statsity is prohibited from giving race-based also making it more attractive to GDOT. “By Clarke County’s. Means called Wisconsin— ing he was “not surprised by the wildly scholarships. However, he said the univer-




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where he grew up and was a teacher and administrator for over 20 years—”ground zero for the voucher movement.” Vouchers were first put in place there by an AfricanAmerican state legislator, Annette Polly Williams, in 1990. The program grew and grew under Republican leadership, and before her death, Williams renounced her involvement with vouchers. Unlike then, the legislation proposed in Georgia today lacks even the veneer of helping the underprivileged, Means said. But for Cowsert, the funding provided by Senate Bill 173, which failed to pass earlier this month despite his support, is just a drop in the bucket of CCSD’s $161 million budget and could help children who aren’t being served by their local public schools. Under the bill, public-school children from families that live below 150 percent of the federal poverty line, have learning disabilities or are the victims of documented bullying would be eligible for a $5,500 voucher to spend on private-school tuition. That’s roughly what the state spends per year to educate a child. “This is a very small universe,” Cowsert said. “It’s not for rich kids. It’s not for kids who already go to private schools.” One audience member wondered how low-income families could afford private-school tuition even with the subsidy. “That is a concern of mine as well,” Cowsert said, mentioning scholarships. Polls show that “minority parents are desperate for options,” he added. When fully implemented, the bill would cap the program at 2.5% of public-school students in a district—about 350 kids in Clarke County, totaling almost $2 million in lost funding. That money, Means said, could go toward hiring counselors or social workers to solve the problems state lawmakers say they’re trying to fix with SB 173. School board member Greg Davis pointed to a recent Flagpole column by Leon Galis, which traced the history of the school-choice movement to economist Milton Friedman, whose goal wasn’t to improve education, but to reduce the role of government. “The voucher bill as it’s currently proposed is a solution in search of a problem,” Davis said.

At the heart of the matter is Quality Basic Education, the formula the state government uses to distribute funding to local schools. As Cowsert pointed out, the legislature has fully funded QBE for two years in a row—something it had never done prior to 2018. Means argued that QBE is inadequate. It only pays for $1 million of the district’s $9 million transportation costs and five out of nine school counselors. The district employs about 80 teachers and 180 paraprofessionals beyond what QBE covers. And QBE doesn’t offer any extra assistance for counties like Clarke with high poverty (36 percent among children) and the problems that come with it. “It would be laughable if I hadn’t seen it in my career over 20 years,” Means said. “This is a national bill, a national movement with the intent to decimate public education.” It’s CCSD’s choice to go above and beyond what the state funds, said Cowsert, who denied being influenced by national groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which writes conservative sample bills for legislators to pass at the state level. “To expect the state to fully fund whatever a community desires is unrealistic,” he said. Sen. Frank Ginn (R-Danielsville) said no one had been able to convince him that the bill would harm public schools, and that parents and students should have a choice. “You’re pro-choice!” proclaimed a woman in the audience holding a sign telling the senators to “kiss your seats goodbye.” “On education,” replied Ginn, who voted for the anti-abortion bill HB 481, as did Cowsert. Cowsert also had a brief back-and-forth with the handful of sign-wavers, at one point calling them disrespectful. “You’re disrespecting women,” an audience member responded. While SB 173 will remain alive for next year’s session, Cowsert said he doesn’t think it will pass. Means, however, doesn’t expect voucher backers to give up. “The next phase will be more sophisticated,” he said. “It will have more money behind it. It’s not going away.” [BA] f

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A Witch Hunt at UGA? GRAD STUDENT SAYS HIS POLITICAL SPEECH MIGHT GET HIM EXPELLED By Ashlyn Webb A University of Georgia PhD student who is facing a disciplinary hearing related to information omitted from his admission application says the investigation is retaliation for his controversial race-related statements. In January, the right-wing website Campus Report published a story about Irami Osei-Frimpong, a doctoral student in philosophy and teaching assistant at UGA. It quoted statements Osei-Frimpong had made on social media, such as, “Some white people may have to die for black communities to be whole in this struggle to advance freedom.” UGA initially issued a statement condemning racism and violence while standing up for Osei-Frimpong’s First Amendment rights. But when the article’s author, recent UGA graduate Andrew Lawrence, claimed that a donor had threatened to withhold $2.5 million as a result of Osei-Frimpong’s comments, UGA’s stance shifted. The new line was that it was “vigorously exploring all available legal options” to sanction him. A few days later, the university received a tip that he had left a 2011 arrest and a stint at the University of Chicago off his application to UGA, and launched an investigation. A hearings board could suspend or expel him. Although investigator Barrett Malone wrote in his report that it is not related to his politics, Osei-Frimpong believes otherwise. “The verdict came first,” he told Flagpole. “The moment my political speech cost them a $2.5 million annual donation, I was branded a criminal. The last two-and-a-half months have been about UGA’s administration trying to find a legitimate crime.” The university cannot release information about student discipline under federal law, and declined to comment. But OseiFrimpong provided a copy of the 172-page student conduct report to Flagpole. The Apr. 4 report says Osei-Frimpong did not properly disclose his nearly twoyear enrollment at the University of Chicago and arrest at an Occupy Wall Street demonstration in 2011. He said he didn’t

First Christian Church in Corvallis, OR, in May 2015 that mentioned the arrest. He also confirmed Osei-Frimpong’s attendance at the conference mentioned by the tipster. All university students and employees must disclose “if they have been charged with or convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to a crime other than a minor traffic offense.” Osei-Frimpong answered “no,” because he thought his arrest and the associated charge fell into the “minor category.” The email also states that after the “web search” of his criminal record, the school found that Osei-Frimpong attended the University of Chicago from September 2011–June 2013, as well as taking a German class at Tufts University and an

think his time studying political science was relevant to seeking a philosophy degree, and the trespassing charge was dismissed as unconstitutional. During the investigation, he provided UGA with a transcript and a letter from a University of Chicago official stating that Osei-Frimpong had been a student in good standing, but the university didn’t feel that was sufficient. Osei-Frimpong is being charged with furnishing false information to the university and “causing, condoning, or encouraging the completion of any University record, document, or form dishonestly, including but not limited to omitting facts which are material for the purpose of which the record, document, or form is submitted,” according to the report. The investigation started when an anonymous caller contacted Alan Dorsey, dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Dorsey met with general counsel Mike Raeber and Suzanne Barbour, dean of the graduate school, who relayed the information to UGA attorney Beth Bailey and director of graduate student services Cheri Irami Osei-Frimpong Bliss, who contacted the Office of Student Conduct. The anonymous caller was described Indonesian institution. In his application, as a former UGA philosophy department he listed only the University of Californiagraduate coordinator. According to notes Berkeley and Brandeis University. Graduate taken by Dorsey’s assistant, the caller said students are required to list all institutions that she attended a conference where Oseiof higher education they attended. Frimpong said he was denied admission to “Since full disclosure of an arrest and the University of Oregon because of his pre- previous attendance at the University vious arrest, and that she confronted him of Chicago were not included on the about it. The caller added that “Irami’s polapplication of Mr. Osei-Frimpong, the itics aren’t worrisome,” but his “behavior, Graduate School cannot evaluate if Mr. judgement and sanity are worrisome.” Osei-Frimpong would have been eligible A web search indicated that he was for admission,” Bliss said in an email to arrested in October 2011 while protestMalone. ing at the Occupy Wall Street protest in However, Piers Stephens, a graduate Grant Park in Chicago, according to an coordinator in the philosophy department, email between Bliss and Malone. Bliss said Osei-Frimpong’s attendance at the told Malone that the school confirmed the University of Chicago would have made him arrest by digging into minutes of a board an even stronger candidate for their departmeeting of Osei-Frimpong’s former church, ment. Stephens said he was “a top pick” for

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the program the year he was accepted. “As to the matter of Mr Osei-Frimpong’s time studying political science at the University of Chicago, his acceptance here would not have been undermined had we known about it. In fact, the opposite is the case: the Department of Political Science at Chicago is one of the very best in the nation, and a candidate who studied there for two years and gained good grades in the process would have demonstrated a still better intellectual track record by having done so,” Stephens wrote in an email to Malone. The investigator offered Osei-Frimpong an “informal resolution” of probation, which he turned down on the advice of philosophy professor Richard D. Winfield. The report will now go to a judiciary board made up of students for a “formal resolution” on Apr. 26. At least two other UGA students have faced similar hearings stemming from their political activism. Adam Veale was found not guilty of violating the student code of conduct by being arrested at a protest in Atlanta. In 2016, Emma Krass was found guilty after participating in a sit-in to protest the Board of Regents policy excluding undocumented immigrants from UGA. Several local and national organizations—including the United Campus Workers of Georgia, Athens for Everyone, American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia and Foundation for Individual Rights in Education—have come out in support of Osei-Frimpong. In a letter to President Jere Morehead on Jan. 25, FIRE demanded UGA stop the investigation, because the teaching assistant’s comments outside the classroom are protected by the First Amendment. “The First Amendment does not permit UGA to subject the expressive rights of faculty members or students to the whims of donors, students or members of the public who find those views uncomfortable, objectionable or deeply offensive,” the letter stated. Later, FIRE, the Georgia ACLU and PEN America sent a joint letter to Morehead stating, “Moreover, the university’s refusal to defend its students’ and faculty members’ expressive rights promulgates a chilling effect. This is an unacceptable result at a public university dedicated to freedom of inquiry and bound by the First Amendment.” f




Lower Rents, Save Athens The precipitous rise in rents around town has recently been in the news (“The Rent Is Too Damn High in Athens,” Feb. 20). We have to find a way to turn this around, or it has the potential to destroy what we love about Athens. This is an issue with plenty of negative ripple effects, and a phenomenon that we’ve seen play out before. It’s the story of the monetizing and then the inevitable destruction of “cool,” and if you look at American history, it pretty much happens the same way over and over and over. Downtown Athens as we now know it was in large part created by local artists, local business owners, local street preachers and other assorted locals (the key word being locals). When businesses moved from downtown out to the mall, it left a vacuum. That vacuum was filled by enterprising, creative locals who painted walls, who danced on street corners, who opened bars, bookstores, record stores and other ventures. People liked what they did, and so they flocked there. Alumni, traveling music fans, canvassers with their clipboards, even homeless people all congregated in our town square. (Our town square is shaped more like a really big rectangle, but it’s the same idea.) This is how the story goes: The chain businesses departed. The artists and creative entrepreneurs moved in. The town— let’s call it “Happy Town”—became so interesting, so affordable and so different from their former residences that it even became a popular destination for retirees. All was well in Happy Town… and then the money men saw an opportunity, and they pounced. That’s when things began to head downhill. Rents rose past the point that locals could afford to open new businesses, and artists had to move on to the next deserted spot on the map. What remained was a carbon copy of every other suburban town in America. This is the story of Greenwich Village, and sadly, unless we turn it around fast, this will be the story of Athens. It’s not too late to turn this phenomenon around before it devours our beloved Athens like a greedy python eating a multi-colored, open-minded gerbil. We must act now, or it really will be too late. Apparently, local rents are determined by the average rent in the vicinity. That means the rent at one of the luxury student high-rises downtown makes all of our rents go up. We didn’t need the luxury student high-rises. We needed student housing, but in an ideal world, the words “luxury” and “student” would repel each other like two positively charged magnets. The high-rises were built by developers trying to cash in on the “cool,” which is what inevitably begins to slowly destroy what made it cool to begin with. Also, this means of rent determination seems wildly incongruent with the basic principles of economics. It’s not too late. I don’t know how we turn this around, but Athens is very good at determining problems, then getting to work fixing them. Is there a legal means to keep all rents down? How does a building

become rent controlled? I’m sure it’s not an easy road, but I’m equally sure that we need to do something. Please, write to this publication with suggestions before Athens becomes Snellville. Even Snellville doesn’t want to be Snellville. It wants to be Athens, but it’s too late. It’s not too late for Athens. Bowen Craig Athens

Insurance Is a Gamble A friend in the insurance business never tires, and even seems to relish, telling a story he learned during the course of his certification. The story is of the origins of Lloyd’s of London, one of the first insurers—a club of investors who monitored reports of ships departing and arriving. They placed bets on whether this or that one would arrive home safely with a lucrative load. This was the era of European conquest of “primitive” societies, along with rapacious exploitation of resources that were obtained, if not by trade, by force. The friend goes on to describe all insurance as a gambling exercise wherein a policy buyer places bets against his own good health or good fortune. As in any casino, however, the aggregate betting outcome always favors the house. The friend’s tale is a summary and cynical description of insurance as a placement of chips on a casino wheel, a game on a tilted playing field, a transaction with a butcher whose big, broad apron hides his thumb on the scale. Why do vendors of medical insurance, for-profit operators, just like casinos, make decisions about what procedures will be paid for? Decisions are made at whose behest? That of the insurer or that of the patient, whose well-being, whose very survival, may depend on what payments are approved? Top executives of some of the largest insurers are said to “earn” annual compensations that amount to tens of millions of dollars. Are those the fruits of treatment decisions based on cost alone? Even in the arena of public insurance, service delivery and payment can be a crapshoot for the public interest and its shareholders. Fraud on the part of Medicare providers has long been documented, and a recent New Yorker story on privatized Medicare fraud shows that service providers have routinely and methodically violated the terms of their contracts, and, having been hit by lawsuits over fraudulent billing, have deemed settlements, expressed in sixand seven-figure non-criminal agreements, as simply being the “costs of business.” A comprehensive public option for health coverage, offered by public entities that are not for-profit operators, and whose business does not have roots in common with those of casino operators and riverboat gamblers, will offer the private market real competition. That might turn those companies more toward serving their customer base than maximizing share prices. It will also beef up review of charges by providers and remove those whose hands routinely get caught in the cookie jar. Jim Baird Comer



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Georgia Is High on Hemp

Bill Would Open the Door for Hemp Farming and Research By Dan Jackson

The Brightfield Group, a Chicago company that conducts research and marketing for the legal cannabis industry, projects dizzying growth for the industry, with sales increasing 40-fold in five years, from $627 million in 2018 to $22 billion in 2023. The company cites the full legalization of hemp and the rapid acceptance of CBD as a treatment for myriad medical conditions as reasons for the growth spike. Arcview Market Research also tracks the cannabis industry, and its economists project that sales will grow to an eye-popping $57 billion by 2027.



fter being cultivated for thousands of years in all corners of the world for fiber, medicine and other purposes, hemp was swept up in a flurry of federal prohibitions that also banned its psychoactive cousin marijuana, as well as cocaine, opiates and even alcohol in the early part of the 20th Century. More than 80 years later, the U.S. government first eased its prohibition against growing hemp in 2014. With the rocketing popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) oil derived from hemp, the state legislature has sent House Bill 213, the Georgia Hemp Farming Act, to Gov. Brian Kemp. HB 213 would once again allow hemp’s cultivation in Georgia. If he signs it, the University of Georgia is poised to be at the forefront of research into best practices for growing the newly legal crop. Demand for CBD oil, derived from a non-psychoactive compound in hemp, is soaring, thanks to its widespread acceptance as a treatment for many conditions and illnesses. U.S. research on CBD benefits may have lagged behind European and Israeli studies, but in 2017, the National Institutes of Health supported 330 projects totaling almost $140 million on cannabinoid research. The president of the U.S. Hemp Authority, an industry group, wrote in a 2018 letter that “the hemp oilseed, fiber and extract industries are at the threshold of an economic revolution.” The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first CBD-based drug, called Epidiolex, to treat seizures caused by extreme types of epilepsy. Separately, the UGA horticulturalist Tim Coolong with kale (not hemp) in Tifton. federal agency also warned CBD producers that they cannot use health claims to sell their products. The FDA website issued a statement in early A white paper published by Brightfield says that “CBD’s April saying that Congress explicitly gives the agency conpersistent popularity is… in line with longer term antitrol over the way products containing CBD are marketed to pharma, health and wellness trends that continue to drive the public. consumer demand.” Even without research or government approvals, CBD’s Yet even with the surging interest in CBD, many quesgrowing popularity can be attributed to strong word of tions remain. Will scientists confirm the effectiveness of mouth and social media comments, with claims of treatCBD oil in treating myriad ailments? What are the most ing seemingly every known ailment. An Israeli research favorable strains of hemp to grow in different environpaper said CBD is being used to treat multiple sclerosis, ments? Which types will produce the most CBD compound Parkinson’s disease, cancer, diabetes, anxiety, obesity and per plant? How will farmers keep plants from exceeding the anorexia. legal limit of 0.3% THC, the component of marijuana that


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gets people high? Researchers at the UGA College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences will be scrambling to put in place recommended procedures to grow and test hemp, since no research has been conducted on the crop since at least the 1930s. With the passage of the Georgia bill, Tim Coolong, an associate professor at the UGA CAES, will launch a pilot program as early as this summer, and begin the process of studying growing conditions and seed cultivars to help farmers grow hemp in Georgia’s hot, humid climate. UGA researchers will also tangle with the thorny question of testing hemp crops for the presence of THC, which according to federal law must remain below 0.3% by weight to qualify as hemp. This tiny amount compares to THC values of up to 35% for particularly potent cultivars of marijuana now on the market in states where the drug is legal. Above 0.3% THC, according to cannabis guru Jerry Whiting of LeBlanc CNE in Washington, an industry consultant, “all you have is very poor quality marijuana.” Farmers seeking to supply hemp to the CBD market, where most hemp is expected to be used, will want to enhance the value of this cannabinoid while restraining the development of THC. Coolong says that Georgia farmers, who will probably begin planting next year after Coolong’s pilot project, anticipate that hemp will be “as lucrative as a good vegetable crop.” But backyard gardeners shouldn’t start planning to grow hemp next to the cucumbers. Since hemp plants look much like marijuana, the Georgia law will regulate the growth of hemp, requiring farmers to apply to the state Department of Agriculture for a license and submit extensive business and production plans before obtaining a permit. Even with the permit, farmers will be required to keep THC values below the 0.3% level. Meanwhile, hemp enthusiasts may want to monitor a blog that Coolong plans to launch this summer, as he posts his remarks and data about the hemp trials. CBD oil is already available at various locations around Athens (see p. 9), and look for topical products containing CBD at CVS and Walgreens, both of which announced this month that they soon will stock CBD creams and lotions on their shelves. f



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midst widespread marijuana or buy CBD, which wasn’t the case when decriminalization and easing of I first started here,” Nelson says. “I’ve pot laws nationwide, a certain heard so many success stories from our weed-related product is garnering a lot of customers.” buzz—but it won’t give you a buzz at all. Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, has risen in popularity nationally, as well as in Athens, especially in the last year. Commonly confused with THC—the main active ingredient in cannabis—CBD is not psychoactive. This means it cannot be used to get the “high” feeling commonly associated with marijuana. Instead, CBD affects the body, and its primary uses are for relaxation and pain relief. CBD can be found at almost any smoke shop and many convenience Your CBD Store stores, and since it is not currently regulated by the FDA, there are a myriad of different products and These customers include one group most brands available to consumers. wouldn’t expect: baby boomers. Nelson Salina Nelson has been the manager at says much of the market for CBD is made Remedy Herb Shop in Athens since 2005, up of older people who suffer from chronic and she says CBD is new even to her. “We pain, whether due to arthritis or injuries. have so many people come in to ask about Normally, she says, after they try CBD, they

call back or come in one or two days after and tell her how much it worked for them. According to a 2018 article published by AARP, seniors are among the primary consumers of cannabis for health-related purposes. As of March 2018, people 50 and older made up 36 percent of patients on the medical marijuana registry. Since marijuana is often only available on a prescription basis, if it is available at all, CBD is much easier for seniors to get, especially if they only need to treat mild anxiety or pain. This rise in popularity has also affected the Athens market. Athens’ first CBDexclusive retailer, Your CBD Store, opened on Atlanta Highway in January. Co-owner Igor Andrusceak says the store has been much more successful than he thought it would be. “There’s such a stigma around CBD, and we were kind of nervous about opening a store in Athens,” Andrusceak says. “People have been a lot more open-minded than expected.” Your CBD Store has adopted a boutique-like atmosphere in order to target a customer base that may not go into a typical vape shop. There is a kid-friendly lounge area where customers can sit and try free samples of CBD products, such as topical creams. The store has done so well in its first three months that Andrusceak and his wife, co-owner Jackie Parker, plan to open another location across from Aldi on Gaines

School Road this May. Your CBD Store is part of a national chain that expects to open 500 stores this year. In spite of all the reputed benefits of CBD, users should still take caution when trying a new brand or product. Since CBD is not regulated, there is a lack of published research about its uses and side effects, and those who sell it do not have to abide by any drug laws or regulations. Though it has been clinically proven to be effective at treating some forms of epilepsy, much of the evidence that CBD helps with issues like pain relief and anxiety is still anecdotal, making it akin to buying a product based only on the reviews. Just because it works for one person does not mean another user will react the same way. Yet Nelson says the non-regulation of CBD is a good thing for both sellers and consumers. She says if it were to become regulated, it may only be available through a prescription, similar to medical marijuana. “It would be pretty negative if CBD turned pharmaceutical, because a lot of people benefit from being able to walk into a store and buy it,” Nelson says. “If that happened, law enforcement could ask us to remove all CBD from our store, and we would have no choice.” Though it comes from the same plant, CBD’s proponents stress that it differs from marijuana in almost every way. Andrusceak says the most important thing anyone who is looking to try CBD should know is that it is not a recreational substance. “CBD is not for people to get high—it’s for people to get healthy,” Andrusceak says. “And that’s that.” f

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Puff, Puff, Pass G-DAY IS ON 4/20, AND YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO By Cy Brown You may think that Avengers: Endgame is the crossover event of the spring, but you’d be wrong. There’s an even bigger crossover coming in April featuring many Athenians’ two favorite things: Georgia football and weed. Any astute observer may have noticed that this year’s annual G-Day scrimmage, the one day of spring where Georgia fans get to watch actual UGA football, falls on Apr. 20, the one day of the year where potheads have an excuse to get ripped, other than “the day ends in ‘y’.” This G-Day/420 crossover falls right in my wheelhouse, not just as someone who is a fan of both weed and the Dawgs, but also as someone who has been to a number of Georgia games high as a kite. I was blessed enough to live in Five Points for a chunk of my college career, where we could tailgate from the comfort of our front yard before embarking on a 10-minute walk to Sanford Stadium. That walk was always a lot more enjoyable when preceded by a smoke on our front porch. So, while I think I bring a level of expertise to all my writing about Georgia football, I feel like I’m the only member of the UGA media who can lend his expertise to this particular crossover—or, at least, the only one willing to admit it. But Georgia football and weed don’t always mix. Take one recent example ripped from the headlines: the arrests of UGA linebackers Brenton Cox and Robert Beal. Cox and Beal were arrested in early April on misdemeanor charges of possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana. According to the police report, a residence hall director had gone to perform maintenance in their room, Room 420—that is not a joke—when he noticed the smell of marijuana. A

search warrant was issued, and upon investigation small amounts of marijuana were found in various places in the dorm, according to the report. A few things: First, by college student law, any Room 420 in any dorm or apartment building is a designated smoke spot. Those are the rules, and I won’t place a bit of blame on Cox or Beal for following them. Second, does no one know how to turn a blind eye? I’m not saying Cox or Beal should receive special treatment because they’re football players. They should receive special treatment because they’re people. Pull them aside and tell them to get that stuff out of the dorm and keep it out, but a little weed is never a good reason to call the cops. Kirby Smart said he planned to handle their “See, Robert? This is why I wouldn’t let you change your number to 420.” punishment internally, and at least part of that punishment seems to include running stadium steps at Sanford. you with grand plans to smoke out before going to G-Day. Hopefully, that’s the extent of their punishment, and they More power to you! But, as is the case any time you mix aren’t forced to miss game time, something that could drugs and a big crowd, there is the potential for things to affect Georgia’s season or, more importantly, Cox and Beal’s go awry. Remember to eat something downtown or at the own future earning ability. Save the real punishments for Tate Center to take the edge off. Stay hydrated by bringfolks who steal, commit violence or put other people in ing a water bottle to fill up at the stadium. Don’t get too harm’s way. After all, these dudes were only doing what a high—you’re going to be in public, so you still need to be a thousand other students will be doing on G-Day, while Cox functional human. If you start to feel sensory overload, just and Beal are working their asses off to make money for the split. Admission is free, so no harm, no foul. Most imporuniversity (and not getting paid for it). tantly, don’t carry. Leave your sack at home. Security will be But back to the topic at hand: There are surely some of everywhere, and no G-Day is worth getting arrested over. f

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who got our books did 10% better on reading evaluations going into kindergarten, and they are twice as likely to be in gifted programs,” he said. The program serves all children 5 and younger, regardless of income; it’s funding that keeps all 7,500 children in Clarke County younger than 5 from getting the books. A new partnership with the Athens Housing Authority is bringing the numbers up slightly: In January, the AHA began sponsorship of books for all its resident children in this age range, which is more than 300 kids. Officials are going door to door to sign up families for the free program, and also plan to host family reading nights, dinners and other events to promote reading and literacy.

the sign-up in the hospital, or you moved to the area after your child was born, but they’re still too young to be in school, there’s also a window of opportunity in late summer, as children age out of the program and head to kindergarten, and the United Way recruits new parents at the school district’s Early Learning Center. By Kristen Morales Now that I understand more about the program, I feel lucky to have been able to As adults, we tend to forget about the simgarten, they have a home library of about experience it with two kids. My oldest was ple joy of getting something in the mail. 60 books. among the first to sign up—she was born in We’ve grown jaded by bills, credit card This is a big deal. Just getting kids to 2007, the year the program launched with offers and general junk. When was the last understand the concept of a book is somefunding from the Ferst Foundation. It’s time we got something that was truly a sur- thing not all children get to experience. changed a bit over the years, but in 2012, prise and just for us to enjoy? So, for kids, With this program, kids get to hold them the United Way began working exclusively you can understand why the mailbox is a and practice turning the pages, even if they with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. magical thing—and this is also why a literdon’t know what the words are. But beyond No matter how the books are delivered, it’s acy program supported interesting to see the by the United Way of variety of age-appropriNortheast Georgia is ate books that arrive, such a hit. along with the opportuThe United Way nity to learn about new funds the delivery stories and authors. of books, provided Some of the books by the Dolly Parton are classics, such as Imagination Library, The Little Engine That to about 2,500 chilCould, but most are dren younger than not that familiar. It 5 in Clarke County really doesn’t matter, and another 1,000 in though—it’s a great Oconee County. I can way to discover new say these are a hit, authors and also because both of my develop new favorites, children have received like the Corduroy and books through this proLlama Llama series. gram. When my 3-yearMadison’s goal old discovers he has a is to be able to send book in the mailbox, it books to 70% of the becomes his focus for children in the county the rest of the evening. within a decade. The The fact that we program also dovetails Bring your young reader to the Athens-Clarke County Library between 10:30–11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 23, for a special event with a very hungry caterpillar. Avid even have this prowith Books for Keeps, Bookshop and the library are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of the classic book by Eric Carle. Kids of all ages are welcome to come to the library gram is unique; it’s one another literacy-fofor this free event, meet the caterpillar, hear a reading from the book and take part in an activity. of just a handful in cused nonprofit that Georgia. In Tennessee, picks up where the where the Dolly Parton Imagination Library that, the United Way now has some conBut even if the United Way had the Dolly Parton Imagination Library leaves off is based, the state pays for every child crete data showing the benefits of receivfunding for all 7,500 children in Clarke by providing age-appropriate books to eleto receive books through the program. ing the books. Mark Madison, director of County (and about 2,300 in Oconee) age 5 mentary-age children. Typically, parents sign their child up when community impact for the United Way, said and younger, the money is only part of the “I tell people, if they support this prothey’re in the hospital, still in the blur of information provided by the Clarke County equation. (FYI, a donation of $31 covers gram, your county is better off,” Madison having just given birth. The books begin School District shows children who have adding a child to the program; $155 covers says. “These will be your future employees, arriving every month, which means that by received the books do start school better that child for all five years.) The other part and these kids are developing soft skills the time the child is 5 and ready for kinderprepared. “We were able to find that kids is just getting the word out. If you missed that will benefit everyone down the road.” f

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Time and Place ‘YOU ARE HERE’ EXPLORES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMANS AND HOME By Jessica Smith Between bold screen prints of nostalgic objects from the Saragoussi, who also sings and past and cosmic paintings of women floating through a star- plays bass in the band Baby Tony filled universe, “You Are Here” attempts to locate a time and and the Teenies, creates fantastiplace that feels like home. Currently on view at the Gallery cal, figurative works that alternate at Hotel Indigo and curated by Didi Dunphy, the exhibition in medium between embroiinvestigates the complex relationships between people and dered felt, illustration and temtheir domestic environments through the works of Amanda pera-painted cardboard cutouts. Jane Burk, Tae Lee, Eli Saragoussi and Chasity Williams. The familiarity and playfulness of Tae Lee, a Los Angeles-based artist and former Athenian, her materials combined with their explores human consciousness in relation to the larger unibright, friendly colors establish the verse through his paintings. Gracing the cover of Flagpole works as approachable, bringing this week, his portrait “Are you alone? Are you lonely?” is a viewers in for closer evaluation of beautiful image of two women facing opposite directions, the subtle undertones of melantheir translucent bodies melding into a tapestry of pastel choly and disconnectedness that pink and blue starbursts. Part of a larger series called “Holy run through her work. Bound Oblivion” that is well worth exploring further on, within cartoonish, golden-yellow Lee feels that the painting reflects a point in his life when frames, two of her mischievous he was in peak form when it comes to “being here now”— embroidered creatures are accesEli Saragoussi feeling physically healthy, maintaining a disciplined medita- sorized with amulet-like paw and tion practice and freeing his mind from distractions. claw bracelets, allowing the viewer “I think the mystics of all religions and cultures—Sufis, to imagine the narrative. Zen Buddhists, a couple New Age writers—all come to the Burk, familiar to many locals as the current studio mansame conclusion, that we are all aspects of a divine source. ager at the Lyndon House Arts Center and former owner Differing in technicality, but universal in the idea of interconnectedness,” says Lee. “I just try to be open and present, and let the artwork come through, myself being a conduit.” Selected from another series called “Floral Force Field,” the portrait “Flower” depicts a woman with amorphous forms sprouting off of her body like segmented, growing appendages. Standing against a contrasting black background, she’s painted in cotton candy and sunset tones, and wears a strong, slightly serious expression. “I was thinking about ‘expansion’ as a concept, and how we stretch out and influence the world around us with our will and emotions,” says Lee. “I’m fascinated in the transition from the micro to the macro, or from the personal to the political. The ripple that begins with the state of someone’s emotions, and the continuation influencing the physical realm is so intriguing.” From an early age, Lee has used painting as a way of contextualizing new concepts, allowing the artistic process to double as a dedicated time for personal reflection and meditation on inner thoughts. “I believe in the idea of manifestation, and when you keep on conjuring a certain dimension, the universe will deliver it,” says Lee. “Everyone’s creativity brings about the world you desire, to you, like a beacon. This sounds mystical, because I’m not good at explaining it, but it’s actually pretty practical… Personally, I am always drawn “Lost Futures” by Tae Lee to the esoteric and a little psychedelic, and I can say that my painting has helped me to find of Double Dutch Press, focuses on inanimate objects of ‘the others’ like me. Creativity brings about this process sentimental value from her past. Applying non-traditional faster than buying the signifiers of the culture that you are techniques to printmaking methods like relief and screen interested in.” printing, she treats these objects, such as a wall-bound

rotary telephone, as if they were characters offering wormholes to another time. A vibrant trio of folding lawn chairs, each woven with its own distinct color combination, recalls a hot summer through bands of hot pink, yellow and orange that seem to radiate past the limits of the paper. Williams, a Tampa, FL-based artist currently pursuing an MFA at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, plays with ideas of decadence, excess and “all things possible at all times” by creating busy layers of clashing patterns, textures and colors. Speaking to the complexity of cultural identity, tiny flurries of humans are painted directly onto wooden boards, performing all sorts of activities: riding a horse, nursing a baby, playing acoustic guitar, checking a phone, running a marathon, dancing and so on. With all setting or context stripped away, their simple coexistence magnifies how everyone is experiencing their own separate reality but together in real time. Outdoors in the hotel’s GlassCube, a literal glass cube dedicated to site-specific installations that rotate biannually, Taylor Shaw presents “Keepin’ It Classic,” an homage to quintessential Athens imagery. Given the space’s unique position at a visible street corner, the installation feels like a nostalgic roadside attraction welcoming tourists and visitors to the Classic City. Using the block lettering style popularized by vintage state postcards, Shaw spells out Athens in three-dimensional letters painted with details of local establishments like the Morton Theatre, Creature Comforts and Kelly’s. Incorporating the bright colors, beach kitsch and coastal imagery of Shaw’s home state of Florida, the installation features miniature golf holes, a pink flamingo, an alligator skull and illuminated palm trees. “You Are Here” will remain on view through June 10, while “Keepin’ It Classic” will be installed until fall. f

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pring has sprung, and Athens’ musicians have emerged from what seemed to be a scene-wide hibernation with a colorful burst of new releases. This month and the next will see lots of notable offerings, five of which we’ve singled out and rounded up below. Head to local record stores, Bandcamp or your preferred streaming service to scope out the albums listed here, and look for coverage of other releases, including records from Four Eyes and MrJordanMrTonks, in coming issues of Flagpole. [Gabe Vodicka]


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Ryne Meadow: There Are Clouds in the Sky

Release Date: Friday, Apr. 19 Release Show: Friday, May 3, Hendershot’s Coffee Bar On the surface, it’d be easy to categorize singer-songwriter Ryne Meadow as another Americana-ish artist rambling down the road. Dude allowed himself to be photographed in overalls, even. But There Are Clouds in the Sky is deeper than all that. Although Yip Deceiver the record begins with a little bombast and orchestra (“Not The End”), it comes into its own on the electric piano-led “Hot Air Balloon.” Overall—no pun intended—Meadow belongs to a school of songwriting that could include Mick Hucknell (Simply Red), Harry Nilsson, Warren Zevon and a few more modern things, like Arcade Fire, et al. This album is a treat. [Gordon Lamb] CHELSEA KORNSE



Outersea: Outersea

Yip Deceiver: Koniec EP Release Date: Friday, Apr. 12 What started as of Montreal touring members Nicolas “Dobby” Dobbratz and Davey Pierce’s side project has since morphed into as much of a focus for the now-trio as hitting the road with Kevin Barnes—which, by the way, they still do regularly. Yip Deceiver’s new EP follows the “if it ain’t broke” philosophy, serving up six tracks of simmering, disco-inflected electropop. For the most part, Koniec tempers Yip’s high energy in favor of more laid-back grooves that still sparkle and shine, but closer “The Wave” ends the extended play with the biggest bang, in all its glamorous hi-fi glory. [Andy Barton]


Wanderwild: Sleep Tight, Socialite

Release Date: Wednesday, Apr. 17 Release Show: Wednesday, Apr. 17, Georgia Theatre Rooftop On Wanderwild’s second full-length, the Matt Martinled trio scales back the rafter-reaching ambience and ethereality of prior releases in favor of more taut yet still anthemic and melodically potent tunes. Mid-aughts indie-rock darlings from both sides of the pond serve as touchstones, as Sleep Tight spills over with the infectious, danceable rhythms and sharp guitar work of The Strokes and their ilk. Album opener “Platinum,” as well as singles “All Around the Room” and “Andy,” position Wanderwild as Athens’ best bet to crack the streaming algorithm, with the

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Release Date: Saturday, Apr. 20 Release Show: Saturday, Apr. 20, Flicker Theatre and Bar Hazy surf quintet Outersea has been a local fixture for some time, drumming up swells of intrigue around its psychedelic take on the instrumental rock offshoot. The band’s first batch of recordings—which have been years in the making, and were pressed on beautiful, swirling ocean-blue vinyl thanks to Kindercore—are an excellent introduction to a unit that has put in ample time navigating the waters and coming into its own. The opening track, “Traitors (One and All),” is a radical sonic odyssey, utilizing classic tremolo surf-guitar techniques and drum rhythms to create a push-and-pull tension befitting a Greek tragedy. Deeper in, “Chad” slows things down a bit and carries just as much emotional weight without a touch of vocals. [AB]

Tyler Key: Local Support

Release Date: Friday, May 3 Release Show: Saturday, May 11, Flicker Theatre and Bar On his slyly dubbed upcoming LP, recorded at Atlanta studio Standard Electric, Athens musician Tyler Key winks at scene conventions while delivering one of the finest local folk records in some time. Key is an occasional member of chameleonic local roots-rock group Georgia Dish Boys, and he and head Dish Boy Seth Martin share a seasoned vet’s songwriting sensibility and an unapologetic affinity for weathered melody. Album opener and lead single “Change My Mind” is all joyous refrain and Music Row finesse, while the gorgeous “West Bethlehem” should be a balm for Ryan Adams fans unsettled by recent allegations against the Americana pied piper. [GV] f





ohn Paul White’s new solo album, The Hurting Kind, beckons back to a simpler time in popular music. The lush arrangements and memorable melodies heard on “I Wish I Could Write You a Song” borrow heavily from such twangy teen idols as Roy Orbison and the Everly Brothers. Other songs—namely the Lee Ann Womack duet “This Isn’t Gonna End Well”—deal with country heartache with the same touch of class associated with Jim Reeves, Ray Price and other syrupy-smooth singers of the Nashville Sound. Yet for White, a Music Row songwriter before he co-founded the Grammywinning folk outfit The Civil Wars, the retro-leaning album represents a completely new approach to music-making and self-discovery.


“I’m in a weird place, in that I’ve been making music professionally for quite a while, but this record is the first time that I sat down with a blank sheet of paper and said, ‘Who are you? What do you sound like? What do you want to sing?’” White says. “For my first solo record for Capitol Records back in the 2000s, I had already written for like 10 or 12 years in the Music Row business, so I had all these songs to choose from… With The Civil Wars, everything’s 50/50 collaborative, so it’s not just 100 percent personal. Beulah, when I made that record a couple of years ago, it just kind of fell out without really thinking about it too much. Songs came to me, and I grabbed them as I could.” After White settled on creating a ’60s-style country album from a modern perspective, he flipped through his publisher’s rolodex to identify possible collaborators and co-writers. He successfully lined up not just Womack but also legendary songwriter Bobby Braddock (“D-I-V-O-R-C-E,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today”) and proud University of Georgia alum “Whisperin’” Bill Anderson. Braddock co-wrote “This Isn’t Gonna End Well,” which transformed from White wallowing in heartbreak to a duet featuring one of modern country’s greatest stylists.

“[I realized] this song would be so much more powerful if it’s not just one person saying, ‘Oh, I’ve been burned before, so I don’t want to do this again,’ or ‘You’re bad for me,’” White says. “I felt like it was more compelling if two people were saying, ‘This is stupid. We shouldn’t be doing it.’ It seemed like a much more powerful song— and it gave me an excuse to ask Lee Ann to sing for me.” As for Anderson, White’s experiences back up every notion that the Country Music Hall of Famer’s Mr. Rogers-style positivity and charm isn’t a put-on. “The first song we wrote was called ‘Dead to You,’” White says. “I started playing in 3/4 time, and he clapped his hands together and said, ‘Oh, we’re going to do a waltz!’ I just busted out laughing and was like, ‘Does nobody want to write a waltz around here?’ He said, ‘No, I can’t remember the last time I wrote a waltz.’ I said, ‘Man, I’m your guy! We are going to get along.’ From that point, I felt like I’d known him my whole life.” White’s departure from Nashville’s norms goes beyond the use of stand-up bass and wire brush drumming. Last week, only one woman—Kelsea Ballerini— appeared in the top 10 of Billboard’s country radio chart. Fortunately, White doesn’t adhere to that unfair “Nashville number system.” His 10-song album features Third Man Records signee and white-hot fiddler Lillie Mae, as well as backup singers The Secret Sisters and Erin Rae, the latter of whom will join White on Thursday’s Foundry bill. “I’d venture to say that all the best music being made in Nashville—maybe in the world—is made by women right now,” White said. “All the music I buy, all the music I listen to with my 16-year-old son, it’s always female singer-songwriters. I just feel like they’re crushing it right now, and I’m trying to pay attention and learn.” White’s supporting cast, including a backing band anchored by legendary bassist David Hood—Patterson Hood’s dad—is a case of real recognizing real. They’re all on board to create the best album possible—a concept often lost in a business built on hit singles and viral tracks. “Records are so much different now,” White says. “It’s a singles-driven world, and I’m still stuck in that same format of wanting to make a full record. I’ll go down swinging, I guess.” f

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is, though, the group should figure out what kind of band it wants to be and do that. I know it’s only demos I heard, but even so, it’d be nice if there were a clearer sense of direction. So far, the songs run a short gauntlet between the totally twee (“The Deluxe Memoryman”), the mid-tempo

SHHH. NO DREAMS, ONLY TEARS NOW: After opening its self-titled EP with the relatively epic-length “Effort,” Athens band in memories—the group stylizes it with all lowercase letters, which is fine, but really difficult to fit clearly into a sentence— gets down to business. They’ve taken firm hold of the nostalgia noose laid down by that weird period when all a band really needed was a couple of beards, a few backpacks with Avail patches on the back and a vegan potluck. Seriously, though, these four songs are pretty damn solid within the group’s chosen genre. For all the old people in the back, in memories surfs that last wave of the day when the screamo rage was just beginning, but hadn’t gone fully guttural. Essentially, the band is the new wave Dictator of the second half of the first second wave. (Only really pedantic nerds are gonna understand that, so don’t feel bad if you don’t.) All in all, it’s fairly rockin’. Plus, rocker (“My New Love”) and the all-out flashy rock number it was mixed by Al Daglis, whose bona fides are rock solid, (“Pay Attention”). The Vassar Blondes next play locally on so check this out at Thursday, Apr. 18 at The World Famous with The Shut-Ups. THROUGH THE STONES: Composer Rachel Evans (Quiet Evenings, Ornamental Hairpin) just released a new album under her long-running Motion Sickness of Time Travel moniker. It’s titled Subterranean, and both its name and inspiration are drawn from the novel of the same name by author and former Athenian Sarah Colombo. Evans has been creating deceptively simple-sounding musical landscapes for a long time, and excels at incorporating found sound, serendipitous “accidents,” low-level hums and other noises into dreamily half-awake-seeming situations. Significantly, though, Motion Sickness of Time Travel has never felt like it was mimicking nature, but rather singing along with it. This is available on cassette via Evans’ label Adversary, and you can order and listen via and motionsicknessoftimetravel.

NOT A LISP: Right on schedule, AthFest Educates has announced the headliners for the free, outdoor portion of this year’s AthFest Music and Arts Festival, happening June 21–23. Anthemic pop-rock four-piece Walden will headline the main stage Friday. On Saturday, Southern rockers AFTM—another young group formed by and popular among UGA students—will co-headline with local jam band The Orange Constant. Sunday remains the festival’s old-school showcase, with a reunion set from Classic City power-pop faves Dreams So Real, plus a performance by new-wavers The Producers. Headliners for AthFest’s indoor Club Crawl will be announced later this month. Tickets are on sale for $20, though that price will increase in May. [Gabe Vodicka]. f

HAVE MORE FUN: So, it’s like this. Last year, The Salt Flats went on hiatus and members Jarred Forrester and Jason Trahan (The Ginger Envelope, et al.) formed WUOG 90.5 FM’s 10 Most-Played Recordings The Vassar Blondes with Apr. 3–9 vocalist Meghan Sykes and drummer Rin Vinson 1. Julia Jacklin Crushing (Polyvinyl) (Zac Brown Band). They’ve 2. Needle Teeth Expiration Date EP (Independent Release)* recorded a few demos at 3. American Football American Football (Polyvinyl) The Glow Recording Studio, 4. Deer Tick Mayonnaise (Partisan) and plan to head back there 5. Abby Crerie “Inner Dialogue” b/w “When” (Independent Release)* soon to do an entire album. 6. Carbonas Your Moral Superiors (Goner) Based on the demos, they’ve 7. Hand Habits placeholder (Saddle Creek) got some chops, and Sykes 8. Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar) has a clearly distinctive 9. Stella Donnelly Beware of the Dogs (Dead Oceans) voice that sounds more 10. Karen O & Danger Mouse Lux Prima (BMG) like Linda Hopper (Oh-OK, * local release · Get the latest WUOG news, including the Live in the Lobby schedule, at Magnapop) than anyone else has for decades. Thing

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Korean Cravings D92 GRILLS UP GOODNESS ON BAXTER By Hillary Brown ble. On a given visit, you might get a lovely large cube of excellent tofu with a salty, spicy sauce over the top; a cold noodle dish with corn; a different, wheatier noodle dish; pickled slices of white radish (so good!); or sticky, soy-braised peanuts. Kimchi is a given. At lunch, you can order bibimbap, a combo of veggies and/or meat over rice, for

which adds something. If this isn’t enough (it is), there are cold noodles, OK dumplings, jap chae (glass noodles with veggies, plus the option of beef), snacks like fried tofu and nuggets of Korean fried chicken heavily seasoned with gochujang, seafood and scallion pancake and more to pad out your meal. Dessert, should you be able to hack it, consists of four different popsicles—melon, golden pear, vanilla and black bean and Jaws, an orange-and-strawberry combo—unavailable elsewhere in Athens and maybe worth the trip on a hot day. The place is a valuable addition to Athens, and here’s hoping our number of Korean restaurants continues to grow. D92 has a nice selection of liquor at its bar, including Japanese whisky, and is open from 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m. every day except Friday and Saturday, when it goes until midnight.


GRILLZ: Given that Korean is the fourthmost spoken language in Athens, you’d think this town would have more Korean restaurants. As is, we’ve had Iron Factory doing Korean barbecue downtown for a few years, and Eat Hibachi, no longer open on Broad, had a few soups and bowls. Choo Choo is best known for late-night dining, although it does have bulgogi and bibimbap on its menu. In other words, a lot of Athens’ Korean population spends its time driving to Duluth in search of home cooking. D92 Korean BBQ (1080 Baxter St., 706-850-7990) is looking to change that. An expansion of a business that operates as 9292 in Duluth and another D92 in Decatur, it’s accessible enough to non-Koreans to convert them. It took a while to remodel the interior of a building that was most recently the second location of Chonell’s and prior to that housed Gnat’s Landing, but the results are worth it. Each table has a neat gas grill tucked into its middle and a high-powered, quiet D92 Korean BBQ but very effective fan right above it, to suck away smoke and meaty aromas, that can be moved up and down by your server. A long bar seems like a fun place to perch and snack with a makgeolli or soju to drink, and TVs play K-pop videos. Unlike Iron Factory, D92 brings plenty of banchan (or panchan) to your table, the complimentary small dishes that make dining in a Korean restaurant feel so hospita-

the half-order and some only by the full order. Then, there are combos, which can be a little confusing, and all-you-can-eat options that may actually be the best deal, but must be ordered by all at your table. If you’re with a larger group and you each order a different meat, you might do better that way. For $29.99 a person, you’ll get pork belly, marinated and not; pork neck, which is possibly the best option, with a great combination of flavor and texture; chicken marinated with either soy sauce or gochujang, the spicy, red-pepper-based sauce that goes on everything in Korean food; and bulgogi that’s a little lean. They are brought out one at a time and cooked on one grill top or another in front of you, by staff who return

$8–$12, depending on whether you want bulgogi, beef and egg, veggies only or spicy pork, and if you want to pay $2 to upgrade to a stone bowl, keeping your food hotter and crisping your rice in parts. When you factor in the banchan, it’s a great deal. If you want to go the barbecue route, expect to spend more. Some grillable options—mostly meats—are available by






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film. Bad Movie Night returns to Ciné on Apr. 23 with Nightbeast—listen for music and sound effects from J.J. Abrams in his first ever film credit. On Apr. 17, the ACC Library hosts a screening of The Unafraid, a documentary about three Georgia DACA students—a DACA-mentary, if you will—which will be followed by a Q&A with U-Lead students and mentors. your own Bloody Mary during the Apr. 20 The 19th provides several more movie screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s exceloptions. Movies on Tap at Southern lent American epic, There Will Be Blood. Brewing Company features the 1998 stoner I wonder if you can make a Bloody Mary comedy Half Baked, which is best rememmilkshake. bered now as a vehicle for Dave Chappelle, Apr. 17 also includes a screening of not Jim Breuer. The acclaimed Netflix Hidden Rivers at Ciné. This exploration documentary Chasing Coral will be shown of the rivers and streams of southern at the UGA Ecology Building. Stick around Appalachia is accompanied by a reception, for a Q&A with the UGA prof who served as a scientific advisor for the film. Finally, Movies at Tate offer secMissing Link ond chances at Big Hero 6 and last year’s best animated feature, Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse. Thematically, I wish they had paired the latter with Venom. So, how were last week’s new movies, you ask?

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Early screenings of Avengers: Endgame start next Thursday, Apr. 25, and many movies are already running scared. Not the Conjuring universe, which continues its expansion with The Curse of La Llorona, aka The Curse of the Weeping Woman. The tenuous connector is Annabelle’s Father Perez. Disney celebrates another Earth Day with another nature doc. You can probably guess the main subject of this year’s release from its title, Penguins. Easter weekend means a faith-based release. Breakthrough is another “impossible true story” from the producer of Miracles From Heaven, which came from producers of Heaven Is for Real. More interestingly, it is the feature directing debut of “Star Trek: Voyager”’s B’Elanna Torres, Roxann Dawson. Shhhh… this is where I tinkle. Around town, you can also enjoy several bloody features at Flicker. On Apr. 17, enjoy a double feature exhibit and discussion. On Apr. 19, Ciné of I Drink Your Blood (Satanists, LSD, welcomes producer Alan Elliot for a screeninfected meat pies!) and Blood Beach (a ing of the Aretha Franklin concert docucreature eats beachgoers, with John Saxon mentary Amazing Grace. The film, directed as another probably-beleaguered cop). Both by no less than Academy Award winner sound pretty fun. I still remember scanning Sydney Pollack, documents the best-selling the cover of Blood Beach during many a trip album of Franklin’s career, yet it sat in a to ye olde video store. Pachinko Pop Cinema vault for nearly 50 years. Other exciting presents Abashiri Prison on Apr. 18. Make events are planned to coincide with the

HELLBOY (R) I loved director Neil Marshall’s first three movies, and most of the new Hellboy’s problems should not be laid at his feet. Still, directors have to take the guff with the glory. Replacing beloved Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro and series star Ron Perlman was bound to lower expectations while also generating unnecessary negativity. Marshall gets as much as possible out of a $50 million budget. Frenetic energy is virtually free; unfortunately, good FX are not. Marshall directs Hellboy like a real heavy-metal movie, tossing in the same gonzo forces that powered his excessively denigrated Doomsday, which I love. Hellboy possesses a wanton exuberance for the visceral—thanks, R rating!—and Hellboy’s fight with the grotesque Baba Yaga is a franchise highlight. “Stranger Things” star David Harbour repeatedly nails Hellboy, and proves a worthy successor to Perlman. Unfortunately for him, the movie and the audience, screenwriter Andrew Cosby writes Hellboy as 65% petulant whiner and 35% appealing antihero. Hellboy is less a cinematic travesty than a wasted opportunity for its winning character, star and director, all of whom deserved better. MISSING LINK (PG) A lovely stop-motion family film, Missing Link offers much to enjoy for both young and old. A laughingstock to his adventuring colleagues, Sir Lionel Frost (v. Hugh Jackman), gets one last chance at glory, thanks to a sweet sasquatch named Susan (v. Zach Galifianakis), who needs assistance finding his missing Yeti cousins. Sir Lionel and Susan are joined by brave widow Adelina Fortnight (v. Zoe Saldana) and hunted by the villainous Willard Stenk (v. Timothy Olyphant). Writer-director Chris Butler only has a few credits, but the importance lies in the quality of both ParaNorman (he both wrote and directed) and Kubo and the Two Strings (he co-wrote), not the quantity, or lack thereof, in his cinematic CV. Missing Link overwhelmingly possesses the charming qualities of understatement, creativity and unequivocally elegant animation to soar to the front of the 2019 animation queue. f









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Georgia Theatre Rooftop · 6 p.m. · FREE! With his ’80s alt-rock band The Silos, songwriter Walter Salas-Humara blended New York City grit with Southern twang. In his subsequent solo career, SalasHumara has continued his Americana travels while also taking time to explore his Cuban roots. His latest album, Walterio, leans on influences from the guitarist’s musical and personal history. Its gems include the Spanish-language song “Camino del Oro,” a tune about “listening to one another from different points of view,” as he told an Arizona newspaper last year. Also a painter known for his playful dog portraits, Salas-Humara hits the Georgia Theatre Thursday with support from Knoxville, TN garage-rock duo Bark. [Gabe Vodicka]

Tuesday 16 EVENTS: Shotties and Hotties Singles Mixer (Wayward Lounge) Mingle with other singles with games and drink specials. 10 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Teen’s Night Out (Lay Park) Play teen-friendly group games and activities led by Lay Park staff. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: The Agency Spring Fashion Show (Graduate Athens, Foundry Ballroom) A showcase of both local and international evening and bridal wear featuring Jadore Evening Wear, Jim’s Formal Wear, I do I do Bridal, Pernos, Pitaya and more. Cocktail attire suggested. 7 p.m. $7. theugagency


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OCAF · 6–9 p.m. · FREE! Bringing in artwork from across the nation, the 24th annual juried “Southworks” exhibition features everything from paintings, drawings and pottery to metalwork, textiles and sculpture. A total of 53 pieces by 35 artists were selected by guest juror Chad Alligood, a Lamar Dodd School of Art alumnus and current chief curator of American art at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA. On view in the Members’ Gallery, this year’s annual Director’s Choice Exhibit features “Ultra Normal: Tales From Nowhere,” with works by Justin Barker, Gunnar Tarsa and Jennifer Torres. Both exhibitions will remain on view at OCAF through May 24. [Jessica Smith]

EVENTS: Tuesday Tour at Two (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) 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@ EVENTS: Percentage Night (Akademia Brewing Co.) A percentage of sales will benefit Athens Nurses Clinic. 5–9 p.m. EVENTS: Athens Rock and Gem Club (Holy Cross Lutheran Church) The April program “Aquamarine” will be presented by Jim Maudsley. 6-8 p.m. FREE!

GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2301 College Station Road) Every Tuesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) Hosted by James Majure. 6 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) General trivia hosted by Jacob and Wes. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 KIDSTUFF: Toddler Tuesday (Georgia Museum of Art) Toddlers will explore brightly painted majolica pottery in the galleries and then paint their own ceramic plates to take home. Designed for families

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Various Locations · 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $15–20 For the 26th year, the Piedmont Gardeners—real, down-in-the-dirt gardeners themselves—treat the rest of us to five local gardens we probably wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to visit. The tour is relaxed, and you are invited to set your own pace, visiting each garden on your own in whatever order you prefer, staying as long as you like at each stop. The tour goes on rain or shine, and the proceeds help with scholarships for UGA horticultural students. The tour book you receive for your $15 (in advance) or $20 (day of) doubles as your admission ticket. See for descriptions of the gardens and the list of sponsors selling tickets (or buy them online). [Pete McCommons]

Caledonia Lounge · 8 p.m. · $7–9 Hit the bong and head to the Doner on Saturday, that holiest of holidays for the steadfastly baked among us. Weed and metal go together like peanut butter and chocolate (or like weed, peanut butter and chocolate), and Endless Riffs Fest seems designed to celebrate both pursuits. Organized by Shadebeast Records, which has galvanized the local metal scene and plans to start a Sunday concert series this summer, the show features a stellar selection of heavy bands from Athens and Atlanta, including sludge masters Savagist, black-metal grinders Malevich and doom duo Dead Vibes Ensemble. Scuzzy Louisiana band WOORMS should appeal to fans of Melvins and early White Zombie. [GV]

Piedmont Gardeners Tour Endless Riffs Fest

with children ages 18 month-3 years. Space is limited. 10 a.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Tiny Tales on Tuesdays (Memorial Park) Storytime and a craft. Ages 18 months–6 years. 10:30 a.m. $3–4. KIDSTUFF: Teen D&D Club (ACC Library) A Dungeons and Dragons adventure in the library. Beginners welcome. Grades 6-12. 4-5:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: April Poetry Series: Haikus, Cinquains, Limericks & More! (ACC Library) Explore writing haikus, cinquains, limericks and more. 4-5 p.m. FREE! www. MEETINGS: Real People, Real Stories: Engaging Families (UGA Chapel) A panel of foster

parents, former foster youth and child welfare professionals discuss collaborative ways to reduce child abuse and neglect. 3-4 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Jerusalem Quartet (UGA Performing Arts Center) Interpretation of works by Haydn, Bartok and Beethoven. 7:30– 8:30 p.m. $30.

Wednesday 17 ART: Artful Conversation (Georgia Museum of Art) Callan Steinmann, associate curator of education, leads a conversation on Beauford Delaney’s painting “Portrait of Imogene Delaney”. 2 p.m. FREE! COMEDY: Educated Mess (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) See

stand-up comics from Athens and Atlanta. 9 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) Vendors offer local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market. Live music from The Moonshine (Apr. 17) and Sylvia Rose Novak (Apr. 24). 4-7 p.m. FREE! www. FILM: Hidden Rivers Reception and Screening (Ciné) Watch the film, with a reception catered by The National, gallery viewing of photos from Freshwaters Illustrated and a panel discussion following the screening. 6:30 p.m. $5. www.


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FILM: Showdown at the Equator (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Showdown at the Equator presents a double feature; I Drink Your Blood (1970) at 7 p.m. and Blood Beach (1980) at 9 p.m. 7 p.m. FREE! FILM: Film Screening: The Unafraid (ACC Library) Join Reflecting, Sharing, Learning and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for a free screening of The Unafraid, a documentary that follows the personal lives of three DACA students in Georgia. A panel of U-Lead students and mentors will answer questions following the film. 1:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Nerd Trivia (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Craft Public House) General trivia. Industry night. Cash house prizes. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2440 W. Broad St.) Compete for prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: General Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Weekly trivia hosted by the one and only Count Zapula. 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3144 GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Every Wednesday. 6 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Saucehouse Barbeque) Gather a team and compete. 8 p.m. www. GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Beer Goggles Trivia (Southern Brewing Company) Walter Lane hosts weekly trivia. Teams can have up to 10 players, and prizes include tab discounts. 7–9 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Oconee County Library) Stories, songs, movement, crafts, and fun for preschool aged children. 10 a.m. & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Preschool Storytime (ACC Library) Attendees will share books, songs, puppets and rhymes. Ages 1.5–5. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday. 7 p.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Art Cart (After Class, Georgia Museum of Art) Explore a different gallery each month with this after school program that offers activities, art projects and games.

3-4:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Sista Circle (ACC Library) Read and talk about science fiction and fantasy books. Books that are given out are to keep. Brought to the ACC Library by the American Library Association Diversity Research Grant. 4-5 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Talking About Books: Adult Book Discussion Group (ACC Library) This month’s title is What is the What by Dave Eggers. Newcomers welcome. 10:30 a.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Book Discussion (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Room 258) A discussion of Queen of the Air: A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus by Dean Jensen. 6 p.m. FREE! 706542-6367

Thursday 18 ART: Third Thursday Art Series (Athens, GA) Seven galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries

ART: Louis Waldman (Georgia Museum of Art) Dr. Louis A. Waldman’s talk is titled “Renaissance Cassoni: From Storage to Storybook.” Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy.” 5:30 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Tech Tips (ACC Library) This month’s topic is Google Maps. Learn how to become a Local Guide, jump into Street View and 360 degree pictures, use location sharing, offline maps, indoor maps and discuss how to control your privacy. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE! www. CLASSES: Tarot Workshop (Georgia Museum of Art) Learn about how tarot reading rose to prominence during the Renaissance and how it can still be applicable in modern-day life as Serra Jaggar (Indie South) leads an exploration of the cards. $25 includes your own tarot deck. Registration required. 6:30–8:30 p.m. $25. CLASSES: Fix Your Own Bike (BikeAthens, 1075 W. Broad St) Learn how to repair your bike with

members. 7 p.m. SOLD OUT. EVENTS: Getting Started with Genealogy (ACC Library) This class introduces resources available when researching family history. Heritage Room staff will introduce the basics of genealogical research, available resources, and how to start a family tree project. All attendees will receive an information packet with resources. 5:30-7 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Community Jumpstart: Trauma Informed Library Transformation (ACC Library) This event will include a screening of the 2014 documentary The Throwaways, followed by a panel discussion with the library’s TILT social work interns. 6:30 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Seed Swap (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Bring seeds or clippings to share and spread the love of gardening. Open to all ages and abilities. 6 p.m. FREE! madison FILM: Showdown at the Equator (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Showdown at the Equator and Joey Weiser present

KIDSTUFF: UGA EcoReach (ACC Library) The UGA Ecology Club presents interactive, hands-on activities about the environment. 4 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Graphic Novel Book Club (Madison County Library, Danielsville) This meeting’s selection is the first volume of Dave Pikey’s Dogman graphic novel series. For ages 10 & up. 4:30 p.m. FREE! www. LECTURES & LIT: “Government Shutdowns and Partisan Risk” (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) Professor Heather Cox Richardson presents the keynote lecture for the Russell Library’s “Civic Knowledge, Civic Power” series. Richardson’s lecture recounts the nation’s first government shutdown and probes the partisan nature of subsequent ones. Light reception to follow. 4-6 p.m. FREE! CivicKnowledge2019 LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Barnes and Noble Café) Georgia ForestWatch Executive Director Jess Riddle will sign and talk about his new guidebook, Georgia’s Mountain Treasures: The Unprotected

The Georgia Museum of Art will host MFA Speaks in conjunction with the “Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition” on Friday, Apr. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Pictured above is “Subversion of Identity” by Sanaz Haghani Nouri. include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center. 6-9 p.m. FREE! ART: Artist Talks: 44th Juried Exhibition (Lyndon House Arts Center) Every Thursday in April, the Lyndon House will present gallery talks with selected artists from the “44th Juried Exhibition.” 6-7 p.m. FREE!

tools and advice from experts. 6–8:30 p.m. $10/hr. suggested donation. CLASSES: Yoga in the Galleries (Georgia Museum of Art) Five Points Yoga instructors lead a class surrounded by works of art. 6 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Pep Talks: An Album Listening and Storytelling Experience (40 Watt Club) Listen to the new album from Judah and the Lion and hear from the band’s

Abashiri Prison (1965). 7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Thorsday (The Rook and Pawn) Celebrate your favorite Creature Comforts-drinking, hammer-wielding god with Marvel and Norse-themed games, plus superhero-themed cocktails. All day. www. GAMES: Music Trivia (Saucehouse Barbeque) Meet at the bar for a round of trivia. 8 p.m. FREE! www.

Wildlands of the ChattahoocheeOconee National Forests. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1195 LECTURES & LIT: For the Philo of Philosophy Book Discussion Group (ACC Library) Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times. 6-8 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: New Volunteer Interest Meeting and Orientation (ACC Library) Girls Rock Athens is a local nonprofit

dedicated to facilitating self-empowerment for girls, women and folks of marginalized genders of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through music education, creation and performance. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Adventures of Pocahontas (UGA Fine Arts Building) DanceFx is performing Adventures of Pocahontas. 10:30 a.m. $5. PERFORMANCE: Thursday Scholarship Series (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) Violin professor Michael Heald will lead several faculty guests, students and alumni performers through a concert. 7:30 p.m.

Friday 19 ART: MFA Speaks (Georgia Museum of Art) Join the Lamar Dodd School of Art’s MFA candidates while they give three-minute presentations discussing their work. 6:30 p.m. FREE! ART: Athens Free Art Egg Hunt (Athens) Over 80 local and Atlanta artists have created egg-shaped works of art that will be hidden all over Athens. Just follow the Free Art Friday Athens hashtag (#FAFATH) on Instagram for clues to each egg’s location. Get there first and the egg is yours. Apr. 19-21. FREE! ART: BFA Exit Round 2 (Lamar Dodd School of Art) See works by exiting undergraduate students in “Be Still.” 6–8 p.m. FREE! ART: Opening Reception (OCAF, Watkinsville) The annual “Southworks National Juried Exhibition” features 53 pieces from across the country. “Ultra Normal: Tales From Nowhere” features works by Justin Barker, Gunnar Tarsa and Jennifer Torres. See Calendar Pick on p. 20. 6–9 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Chair Yoga for Seniors (Lay Park) Seniors are invited to experience the benefits of yoga offered in a seated position. This program will work on gross motor, stretches, relaxation techniques and more. 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. $8-12. COMEDY: Improv Comedy (Instructional Plaza N-106) Improv Athens UGA presents a night of comedy. 7:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Latin Night (Wayward Lounge) Latin dance party. 9 p.m.–2 a.m. EVENTS: Morning Mindfulness (Georgia Museum of Art) Participate in a guided meditation session in k continued on next page

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THE CALENDAR! the galleries. Meet in the lobby. 9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! FILM: Amazing Grace (Ciné) Join producer Alan Elliot for a screening of a concert by Aretha Franklin. Time TBA. FILM: Movies on Tap (Southern Brewing Company) Watch Half Baked on the big screen. 9-11 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Story Time (reBlossom Mama Baby Shop) Enjoy baby signing, songs, music, fingerplays and creative play. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt (Lay Park) Participants will work together to solve clues, take photos, complete tasks and race against other teams to find eggs. Pre-registration is required. 6-7 p.m. $2-3. KIDSTUFF: Art Club for Teens: Collage Making (KA Artist Shop) Each class will incorporate a discussion, personal sketching/journaling, and a hands-on project. All materials apart from your personal sketchbook and drawing tools will be provided. 6:30-8 p.m. $15. KIDSTUFF: Art Club Junior: Collage Making (KA Artist Shop) Each class will incorporate a discussion, personal sketching/journaling, and a hands-on project. All materials apart from your personal sketchbook and drawing tools will be provided. 4:30-6 p.m. $15. OUTDOORS: Bark at the Moon Hike (Southeast Clarke Park) Bring your dog along for a guided full moon night hike. 6-8 p.m. $2-3. PERFORMANCE: Florentine Wedding Music (Georgia Museum of Art) Students and faculty from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will give a presentation and performance of music that may have been heard at a 14th- or 15th-century Florentine wedding. 4 p.m. FREE!

Saturday 20 ART: Pop-Up Gallery and Artist Market (Stan Mullins Art Studio) The Georgia Museum of Art Student Association presents a market of student work and community artists. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. gmoastudent@ CLASSES: West African Dance Workshop (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Learn West African dance with Kodi Allen and live drumming with Aly Camara. All levels welcome. Bring a potluck dish

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to share after. 4:30-6 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: STEMzone UGA (Miller Learning Center) Play with science while learning about the cool research that is done on campus. Visitors will be able to meet monarch butterflies, explore human artifacts and more! 10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: What on Earth? An Earth Day Celebration (Harris Shoals

samples of European cheeses and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. EVENTS: Adult Coloring Club (Oconee County Library) Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided for participants to drop in, color and relax. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) The market hosts around 45 vendors, children’s activities and cooking demos. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it. Live music

3–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee KIDSTUFF: Five Points Easter Egg Hunt (Memorial Park) Get those eggs! Kids will be divided into age groups of 0–2, 3–4, 5–7 and 8–10 years old. 11 a.m. FREE! www. KIDSTUFF: Easter Egg Hunt (East Athens Community Center) Children will have the opportunity to meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny, participate in arts & crafts, activities and games. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE!

Poetry Month with local poet Guess, who will talk poetry and read some of her works, including a selection from the newly released Fight Evil With Poetry. Audience members are invited to bring a one-page poem to read aloud. 4 p.m. FREE! www. SPORTS: G-Day (Sanford Stadium) The UGA football team splits into the Red and Black squads and goes at it. See Flag Football on p. 11. 2 p.m. FREE! SPORTS: Live Wrestling (Southern Brewing Company) Living

Marty Winkler plays the Georgia Women of Song concert at The Foundry on Wednesday, Apr. 17. Park) Attendees can meet a possum rehabilitator, learn how to avoid chiggers, help Monarch butterflies, distinguish good bugs from bad ones, cook with energy-efficient Instant Pots or solar cookers and more. 1-3 p.m. FREE! 770-403-3679 EVENTS: Journey Through the Stars (Sandy Creek Nature Center) This month’s theme is “Milky Way.” 10-11 a.m. $2-3. leisure EVENTS: 22nd Annual Southland Jubilee (Greensboro, GA) Find unique vendors lining Main Street with handmade crafts, snacks, live music, classic cars and kids activities. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Spring Celebration (HalfShepherd Market & Cheese Shop) Raw milk appreciation day, featuring

from Sean McAuley (8 a.m.) and Nirva Ricci (10 a.m.). 8 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Contra Dance (Memorial Park) A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Mick Kinney and Tim Cape and calling by Stuart Whipple. 6:15 p.m. (lesson), 6:30–9:30 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under). EVENTS: Piedmont Gardeners Tour of Gardens (Athens, Multiple Locations) Showcase of five distinctive private gardens, open to visitors for one day, rain or shine. See Calendar Pick on p. 20. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $15-20. GAMES: Satur-D&D (Oconee County Library) Join in on a game of Dungeons & Dragons. Grades 6–12.

KIDSTUFF: Easter Egg Hunt (Mack & Payne Funeral Home, 625 Nellie B Ave.) A traditional Easter egg hunt for children. 12 p.m. FREE! 706543-8213 KIDSTUFF: Egg Hunt (Hard Labor Creek State Park) Children will be placed in age groups, and the Easter Bunny will make an appearance for photos. 11:30 a.m. $5 (park pass), $2 (wagon rides). david.guzman@ KIDSTUFF: Mother Goose on the Loose (Madison County Library, Danielsville) This special storytime is designed to promote parental bonding and early learning in babies ages 0–24 months. 10:30 a.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Josina Guess (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Celebrate National

Dangerously: Live Wrestling returns with three title matches. 8–10 p.m. $10.

Sunday 21 GAMES: Trivia (Southern Brewing Company) General trivia. House prizes and discounted tabs. 5-7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Rockin’ Roll Bingo (Starland Pizzeria and Pub) Play to become victorious. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-613-8773

Monday 22 ART: Closing Reception (Jittery Joe’s Coffee) Closing reception of paintings by Athens artist

Blair Janine. 7 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Georgia Review Earth Day Celebration (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, one of the country’s most important environmental writers and advocates, will be the keynote speaker. 7 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Internet Basics (Rocksprings Community Center) This class will introduce participants 18 & up to how the internet works, locating information online, using search engines and basic internet safety. 6-8 p.m. $5-7.50. www. 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! GAMES: Trivia (Craft Public House) General trivia. Industry night. Cash house prizes. 7 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Geeks Who Drink Trivia (Highwire Lounge) Test your general knowledge for prizes. 8–10 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef ’O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 KIDSTUFF: Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens (ACC Library) Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (ACC Library) Parents can share plays, songs and simple books with their babies. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-6133650,

Tuesday 23 COMEDY: Decaf Comedy Open Mic (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) Hear comics from Athens and Atlanta. Newcomers welcome. Email to perform. 8:30 p.m. FREE! efj32330@, www.hendershotscoffee. com EVENTS: Tuesday Tour at Two (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) See Tuesday listing for full description. 2 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Starland Pizzeria and Pub) Test your trivia knowledge. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-8773 GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) See Tuesday listing for full description. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561



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Ben’s Bikes 8 p.m. 706-351-7433 TIE DIE New local punk rock band. FRISK Experimental hardcore band from Leeds, UK. THE WOUND Noise-damaged punk group from Leeds, UK. GUILT PARADE Washington, DC-based hardcore punk band. ROTTWEILER New local band featuring members of Shaved Christ, Apparition, American Cheeseburger and Tit.


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and surprise guests play swingin’ tunes from the ’10s, ’20s and ’30s. Go Bar 10 p.m. $3. 706-546-5609 MEAT STEAK Solo sounds from a member of local rock band Deep State. CHRISTOPHER WITHOUT HIS LIVER Songwriter Chris Ingham plays a set of loop-heavy solo jams. SMOKEY DEROECK Country songs about dogs, drugs and divorce from the local singer-songwriter.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door). www. GERALD CLEAVER, NELS CLINE & LARRY OCHS Three experimental mainstays explore the realms of free jazz, structured improvisation and noise-punk.

Locos Grill & Pub 6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location) THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover band.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-4742 THE GROOVE ORIENT Groove-rock band from Orlando, FL.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m. $5. THE PINK STONES Rootsy local dream-rock group led by songwriter Hunter Pinkston. MONTEAGLE Solo folk sounds from New York singer Justin Giles Wilcox. SWIMMING BELL Solo project from Brooklyn, NY-based folk singer Katie Schottland. The Foundry 8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door). www. JOHN PAUL WHITE Alabama-based Americana singer-songwriter and former Civil Wars member. See story on p. 15.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-4742 GEORGIA DISH BOYS Raucous and rootsy local rock group fronted by songwriter Seth Martin. JAMES AURELIO New roots-rock project led by Jim Wilson (Los Cantares, TaxiCab Verses). CONOR DONOHUE Bluesy indie-folk musician from New Orleans. LINDSAY HOLLER Rockin’ Americana artist from Charleston, SC. Southern Brewing Company 5-10 p.m. FREE! KARAOKE Hosted by DJ Gregory. Wayward Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! waywardathens1@ DJ BLIND PROPHECY Spinning hiphop music. The World Famous 9 p.m. THE SHUT-UPS New-wave power-pop band from Atlanta and Athens.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www. STRAWBERRY FLATS Local group covering artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and the Beatles. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www. DANIEL HARDIN Singer-songwriter with blues and rock influences. 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. MIDLAND Texas trio with an abiding love of classic county and rock. DESURE Twangy folk guitarist and songwriter. On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. $5. STELLAR SHORES The bass-forward production alias for DJ Will Weber. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 7 p.m. OAES NIGHT OF MUSIC An evening of live music benefiting Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School.

Wednesday 17 Boar’s Head Lounge 11 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. 4 p.m. FREE! THE MOONSHINE Local postmodern string band with a blend of guitar, autoharp and upright bass. The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door). www. GEORGIA WOMEN OF SONG Songwriters Marty Winkler, Maggie Mason Hunter, Susan Staley and SJ Ursrey perform individual sets and join each other onstage. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. $5. WANDERWILD Intricate, intimate local indie-rock project led by songwriter Matt Martin. Album release show! See story on p. 14. ROSE HOTEL “Bedroom-rock” alter ego of Kentucky songwriter Jordan Reynolds. ELIJAH JOHNSTON Local indie-folk singer-songwriter. The Globe 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721 THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key


Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX Local allstar rock and roll cover band. Caledonia Lounge 8 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20). www. ENDLESS RIFFS FEST Celebrate tokers’ favorite holiday with a lineup of heavy music, featuring Savagist, Malevich, Marses, Apparition, Woorms and Dead Vibes Ensemble. See Calendar Pick on p. 20. Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com OUTERSEA Athens-based psychedelic surf-rock five-piece. Album release show! See story on p. 14. CALICO VISION Athens-based melodic psychedelic-pop group. FRENCH EXIT Local group playing psych-tinged baroque pop.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www. TRIBUTE Eight-piece ensemble that recreates the Allman Brothers’ first five years using vintage musical equipment.

Big City Bread Cafe 7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0029 JOE ROWE Local musician singing songs about life and death.

Caledonia Lounge 8 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18–20). www. THE BONES OF J.R. JONES Brooklyn-based folk and blues singer-songwriter. BLOOD ON THE HARP Old-time bluegrass band from Atlanta playing “songs about death.” AUSTIN DARNELL Local blues singer-songwriter and Darnell Boys member plays a solo set.

NINA RICCI Modern folk singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN. (10 a.m.)

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5. SARAH ZUNIGA Talented local singer-songwriter with a sweet, strong voice. HIT LIZARD Athens-based grunge band.


The World Famous 10 p.m. THE FORMULA Athens-based altrock band. POLY ACTION Four-piece garagerock band from Austin, TX. MOTHER FORE Athens band exploring elements of progressive and psychedelic rock.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-4742 VOODOO VISIONARY Improvisational funk-rock group from Atlanta.

Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18–20). www. ALLCAPS Athens-based pop-punk band with screamo leanings. FRIENDSHIP COMMANDERS Melodic punk group from Nashville, TN. KUDZU SAMURAI Local alt-rock group with blues and folk influences.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-3928 MAKING STRANGE Local folk-pop group. JOE WILLEY & THE MOVIN’ MEN Lyric-driven Americana music from a local folk group. Fully Loaded Pizza Co. 6 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6150 PARKER OLIVER Local musician playing soul and rock covers and originals.

Conor Donohue plays Nowhere Bar on Thursday, Apr. 18. Porterhouse Grill 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards. Sofar Sounds 8 p.m. $15. SECRET CONCERT Apply for tickets online, and find out the location the day before. The artists are unknown until you arrive at the show. Starland Pizzeria and Pub 9 p.m. FREE! WOLF’S DEN OPEN MIC Featuring musical performances and live interviews.

ERIN RAE Singer-songwriter blurring the line between modern Americana and old-school folk and country. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www. WALTER SALAS-HUMARA CubanAmerican singer known for fronting the New York rock band The Silos. See Calendar Pick on p. 20. BARK Bluesy roots-punk duo from Knoxville, TN. 7:30 p.m. $21 (adv.), $24 (door). www. COLTER WALL Roots musician from Saskatchewan, Canada. BILLY DON BURNS Solo sounds from a longtime figure in the country underground.

THE VASSAR BLONDES Local indie-pop four-piece.

Friday 19 Boar’s Head Lounge 11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES Trio playing country-rock and Southern soul. Caledonia Lounge 8:30 p.m. MOST KNOWN UNKNOWN A showcase of local music, featuring The YOD, Monsoon, Louie Larceny & Wesdaruler, Nihilist Cheerleader, Dope KNife, McQQeen and Bennyhonda Supershifter.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 MATT BRANTLEY BAND Countryrock four-piece from Gordon. Starland Pizzeria and Pub 11 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www. SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to three different channels of music in your headphones. One of them is a request line! Terrapin Beer Co. 5 p.m. FREE! STONEY DENNIS Blues- and jazz-influenced guitarist from Peachtree City.

Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. MIDLAND Texas trio with an abiding love of classic county and rock. DESURE Twangy folk guitarist and songwriter. On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. $5. www. BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin fresh jams and old-school favorites. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee. com MARSHMALLOW COAST Longtime Athens indie-pop band led by songwriter Andy Gonzales. JAY GONZALEZ Athens songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an affinity for classic pop melodies. JACOB MORRIS Once-local singer-songwriter who performs gentle, melodic folk tunes.

Blue Sky 10 p.m. 706-850-3153 JJC Local DJ plays disco, funk, soul, hip-hop, house and more.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! JAZZ JAM Some of our town’s most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5. FAUVELY “Deeply personal dreampop” band from Chicago. OZELLO Atlanta-based queercore punk-rock band with folk influences. CHICK WALLACE Atlanta-based alternative pop band.

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Highwire Lounge 11 p.m. $2 (headphone). SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to two different channels of music in your headphones.

Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

Manhattan Café 8:30 p.m. 706-369-9767 NACKASHI GROUP Melodic, textured local three-piece with drums, keyboards and sax.

40 Watt Club 10 p.m. $5. SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to three different channels of music. One of them is a request line!

Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! SEAN MCAULEY Rootsy local acoustic singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)

J & J Flea Market 2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-2410 RC COWBOY Local performer playing country and gospel standards and originals.

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VFW 8 p.m. $10. RAMBLIN’ COUNTRY BAND Georgia-based traditional country band.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 6 p.m. $5. ATHENS SURF STOMP A showcase of surf-inspired music, featuring The Serf Lords, The Flamethrowers, Kinky Waikiki, The Mystery Men?, The KBK, Genki Genki Panic and Forbidden Waves. Plus, an afterparty featuring Noxboys and Nate and the Nightmares, with DJ Kurt Wood and DJ NFW spinning all night between bands. No. 3 Railroad Street 7 p.m. $10. MARION MONTGOMERY & GLYN DENHAM Buesy local folk duo. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band performs a nonstop dance party featuring horn-driven hits. Starland Pizzeria and Pub 11 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www. SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to three different channels of music in your headphones. One of them is a request line! Wayward Lounge 10 p.m. DJ Y@ Thump the night away with a set of EDM. West Broad Market Garden 12 p.m. 706-613-0122 RAISE FUNDS NOT GUNS A fundraiser for the Youth For Gun Violence Prevention organization, featuring music from Linqua Franqa, Kxng Blanco and more.

Sunday 21 Cali ’N’ Tito’s Eastside 6 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087 THE LUCKY JONES Local band playing old-school rockin’ rhythm and blues. The World Famous 9 p.m. DEAD NEIGHBORS Local band playing punky, emotive garage-rock. IN MEMORIES New local emotional hardcore group. ULTRA DELUXE Chiptune-inspired emo duo from New York. TELEMARKET Athens-based punkand indie-influenced rock group.

Monday 22 Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com BRAD GERKE Local folk and alt-country singer-songwriter. ASPEN ANONDA Athens-based indie-pop singer-songwriter. ANNIE LEETH Local violinist and multi-instrumentalist composer. 40 Watt Club 7 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). RUHAA! Local rock band with alternative and blues influences. N1KI Athens folk-pop singer-songwriter. AMANDA ROCKENBACH Up-andcoming local singer-songwriter.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Showcase your musical talent at this open mic night held most Mondays. Hosted by Larry Forte. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local musicians pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

Tuesday 23 The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens. com WIEUCA Local four-piece experimental outfit that fuses indie-rock, psychedelia and trip hop. INDOOR CREATURE Indie-pop group from Austin, TX. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. $3. VELVETEEN PINK This Athensbased quartet of funksters plays electro-based, groove-laden, upbeat pop music. TABLE TENNIS DREAMER Psychpop alter ego of songwriter John Waldo Wittenmyer. Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-4742 COUSIN EARTH Brooklyn-based progressive folk band.

Wednesday 24 Boar’s Head Lounge 11 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. 4 p.m. FREE! SYLVIA ROSE NOVAK Southern gothic singer-songwriter with sharp vibrato and a sharper fiddle. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. POLLY PANIC “Appalachian chamber-rock” group from Asheville, NC. 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). CUPCAKKE Raunchy, viral rapper from Chicago known for hits like “Deepthroat” and “Vagina.” LIL LINA Hip-hop alter ego of Athens native Paulina Hafer. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www. REESE MCHENRY North Carolina musician known for fronting the garage-rock band The Dirty Little Heaters. 7:30 p.m. $35 (adv.), $40 (door). www. GOV’T MULE Legendary Southern rock and jam band featuring Grammy-winning guitarist Warren Haynes. On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www. KING CORDUROY “Cosmic Southern soul” singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

The Globe 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721 THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests perform swingin’ tunes from the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. BLL TRIO Local all-star jazz trio. Locos Grill & Pub 6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location) LUCKY JONES Rockin’ rhythm and blues from this local band. Porterhouse Grill 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards. Starland Pizzeria and Pub 9 p.m. FREE! WOLF’S DEN OPEN MIC Featuring musical performances and live interviews.

Down the Line 4/25 LEAVING COUNTRIES / (Boar’s Head Lounge) 4/25 XU TUO (Flicker Theatre & Bar) 4/25 THE BROOK & THE BLUFF (40 Watt Club) 4/25 THE ARCS (Georgia Theatre) 4/25 SUNNY SOUTH BLUES BAND (Georgia Theatre) 4/25 GOV’T MULE (Georgia Theatre) 4/25 HEART OF PINE (Nowhere Bar) 4/26 THE SUPERSTONES (Boar’s Head Lounge) 4/26 TRIBUTE NIGHT / Rosie and the Ratdogs / InHouse DriveBy / Cheese Dream (Caledonia Lounge) 4/26 GRACE VONDERKUHN / UNWED SAILOR / HUNGER ANTHEM (Flicker Theatre & Bar) 4/26 LORD HURON / FAYE WEBSTER (40 Watt Club) 4/26 PAUL THORN BAND / STEVEN PHILLIPS & MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (The Foundry) 4/26 ONA (Georgia Theatre) 4/26 THE REVELRIES (Georgia Theatre) 4/26 RYAN HURD / RYAN BEAVER (Georgia Theatre) 4/26 JGBCB (Nowhere Bar) 4/27 LILY ROSE (Boar’s Head Lounge) 4/27 BIT BRIGADE / PALADIN (Caledonia Lounge) 4/27 KID ARSENIC / KXNG BLANCO / SQUALLE / MOTORHEAD 2X (Flicker Theatre & Bar) 4/27 STEVE GUNN / GUN OUTFIT (40 Watt Club) 4/27 BEVERLY “GUITAR” WATKINS / RICK FOWLER BAND / BLUE ROSES (The Foundry) 4/27 ANDREW VICKERY / THE DIXIELAND 5 (Front Porch Book Store) 4/27 CAROLINE ROSE / NEIGHBOR LADY / KISSISSIPPI (Georgia Theatre) 4/27 BOOTY BOYZ (Georgia Theatre) 4/27 JOE WILLEY & THE MOVIN’ MEN (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) 4/27 UNIVERSAL SIGH (Nowhere Bar) 4/27 FUZZHEIMER (Terrapin Beer Co.)

4/28 THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR / Tony Exum Jr (The Foundry) 4/28 CLASSIC CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL / Underground Springhouse / Ashley Walls / The Family Recipe / Zac Chase / Phantom Vibrations / Jetpack Syndrome / Daniel Hardin / The Vinyl Suns / Misnomer (Southern Brewing Company) 4/28 NEW SOUTH SHOWCASE / Caroline Aiken / Betsy Franck / Adam Klein (Vega Studio) 4/29 MAIL THE HORSE / LITTLE GOLD (Caledonia Lounge) 4/29 JOHN FERNANDES / AMI DANG / JACOB SUNDERLIN (The World Famous) 4/30 BRIDGES / XANDER WARD (Georgia Theatre) 4/30 MEGA BOG / CHRISTINA SCHNEIDER / REALISTIC PILLOW (Go Bar) 5/1 GIRLPOOL / HATCHIE (40 Watt Club) 5/1 THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS / Liam Parke (The Foundry) 5/1 JAY GONZALEZ (Georgia Theatre) 5/1 THE VIBRATONES (Locos Grill & Pub) 5/2 BLUE OCTOBER / MONA (Georgia Theatre) 5/2 ABE PARTRIDGE (The World Famous) 5/3 CHIEF KEEF / RIFF RAFF (40 Watt Club) 5/3 CHECK THE SIGNS (Georgia Theatre) 5/3 COSMIC CHARLIE (Georgia Theatre) 5/3 HARVEY FUNKWALKER / THE LAST JAMURAI (Nowhere Bar) 5/3 SUBURBAN LIVING (The World Famous) 5/4 MMHMM (Georgia Theatre) 5/4 KILLER QUEEN (Georgia Theatre) 5/4 BOOTY BOYZ (Georgia Theatre) 5/4 ASHLEY WALLS (Georgia Theatre) 5/4 ATHENS SPRING FLING / Randall Bramblett Band / Michael Tolcher / Timi and Wonderland Rangers / Strawberry Flats / White Rabbit Collective (Southeast Clarke Park) 5/5 THE LUCKY JONES (Cali ’N’ Tito’s Eastside) 5/6 BICHOS VIVOS (Georgia Theatre) 5/6 THE MOBROS / DEADLY LO-FI (Georgia Theatre) 5/6 BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C (Nowhere Bar) 5/7 FAT ARM DADDY / PALACE DOCTOR / DYRTY BYRDS (Georgia Theatre) 5/7 MACULA DOG / BURSTERS / CHRISTINA SCHNEIDER / CELINES (Go Bar) 5/8 JAY GONZALEZ (Georgia Theatre) 5/8 THE VINYL SUNS (Georgia Theatre) 5/8 CICADA RHYTHM / OLIVER WOOD (Georgia Theatre) 5/8 CHRIS HAMPTON TRIO (Locos Grill & Pub) 5/9 AMIGO THE DEVIL (Caledonia Lounge) 5/9 THE HEAD (Georgia Theatre) 5/9 SHAKEY GRAVES / ILLITERATE LIGHT (Georgia Theatre) 5/10 ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR / GRAND VAPIDS / T. HARDY MORRIS (Caledonia Lounge) 5/10 RAELYN NELSON BAND (Georgia Theatre) 5/11 LOBSTERS OF ROCK / SUNSHINE SLOWDOWN (40 Watt Club) 5/11 DANIEL LEE (Georgia Theatre) 5/11 BOOTY BOYZ (Georgia Theatre)

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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. The next deadline is June 15., ATHENS ART TRUCK (Athens, GA) The Athens Art Truck is available to schedule for single or weekly lessons, children’s birthday parties and other events. Contact to organize a class.

Classes BEGINNER’S LINE DANCING (Athens Community Council on Aging) Learn basic steps like the grapevine, triple step, cowboy cha cha and the lindy. Thursdays, 11 a.m. FREE! 706-549-4850 CLASSES (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) “Open

Community Coffeehouse,” Tuesdays from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. “Oil Painting,” Mondays at 1:30 p.m. “Chess Club,” Mondays at 6 p.m. “Coffee with a Veteran,” Tuedays at 9 a.m. “Threadwork Crafting Club,” Tuesdays at 9 a.m. “Square Dancing,” Tuesdays at 2 p.m. “Bellydance,” Wednesdays at 7 p.m. “Mahjong,” Thursdays at 1 p.m. Chess tournament on the second Friday of the month at 6 p.m. 706742-0823, wintervillecenter@gmail. com, MOSAIC ART CLASSES (200 Northcrest Dr.) Weekend mosaic classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Visit website for upcoming dates. $175. corazonmosaics@, NIMBL CLASSES (Nimbl, 160 Winston Dr. #9) Classes offered for kids, teens and adults in dance, creative movement, choreography, pilates and more. Check website for descriptions and times. www. ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER SKILLS (ACC Library) Personalized instruc-

art around town AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Chase Brett’s digitally created artwork combines a new age design with a more classical style. Through April. ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) New paintings by Mary Porter, Greg Benson, Chatham Murray, Candle Brumby, Lana Mitchell and more. ART ON THE SIDE GALLERY AND GIFTS (17 N. Main St., Watkinsville) A gallery featuring works by various artists in media including ceramics, paintings and fused glass. ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) In the Harrison Lobby Gallery, Elizabeth Barton shares quilts and watercolors. Through June. • In the Lampkin Lobby Gallery, a permanent exhibition showcases Greek and Italian photography and artwork. ATHENS AREA UROLOGY (2142 W. Broad St., Building 200, Suite 200) “Skies and Space” features paintings and silk dye pours by Margaret Agner. 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.) “Honoring Athens’ Architectural Past” features photos of historic Athens buildings. Through April. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (675 Pulaski St., Suite 1200) “New Gods | Old Gods: The Work of Balinese Artist, Musician and Activist Made ‘Bayak’ Muliana.” Through Apr. 28. 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.) “Painting by Tobiah Cole” is an exploration of improvisational mark making. Often working with a wandering line, he allows images to slowly emerge on their own. CIRCLE GALLERY (UGA College of Environment and Design, 285 S. Jackson St.) North Carolina artist Susan McAlister presents “Field_Forest_Flora,” an exhibition of works inspired by Abstract Expressionism and that combine layers of paint, wax, graphite and other materials to explore the relationship between humans and nature. Through April. 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.) Classic Gallery I shows “Checkerboard Checkered Floor,” an exhibition exploring pattern with boxy abstractions by Cal Clements, black-and-white patterned interiors by Hanna Friedlander, ombré assemblages by Jess Machacek, pop paintings by Jared Brown and geometric collages by Courtney McCracken. • Classic Gallery II presents a solo exhibition of Moby Dicks and other paintings by Dan Smith.


tion available for various computer topics. 706-613-3650, ext. 354, SCREEN PRINTING BASICS (KA Artist Shop) This is a crash course to get you ready to start your first project, be it a flyer, an invitation, T-shirts for your organization, or fine art prints. Apr. 27, 1–3 p.m. & May 4, 1–3 p.m. $90. SEWING CLASSES (Contact for Location) Learn to sew via quilt making. Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. & Sundays from 3-5 p.m. 706-3255283, needleinahaystack7@yahoo. com, www.sewsomethingwith UPCOMING WORKSHOPS (5 Points Yoga) “Kindness Yoga” on Apr. 21. “Pranayama: Breathing Life into Yoga” on Apr. 26-27. Six-month yoga immersion and yoga teacher training starts May 2. www.fivepoints YOGA FOR BOOMERS: GENTLE, MINDFUL YOGA CLASS (St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church) An ongoing gentle yoga class that will guide you through moving and

stretching every muscle and joint. Includes breathing practices and deep relaxation. Tuesdays, 5:30–7 p.m. $10.

Help Out KACCB GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP (Athens) Keep AthensClarke County Beautiful encourages citizens to cleanup roadways and are looking for volunteer groups to do a cleanup of Loop 10 ramps. Tools provided. Through Apr. 30. www. RESEARCH STUDIES (Athens, GA) The UGA Clinical and Translational Research Unit welcomes the community to participate in research studies. Check website for studies that are currently enrolling.

Kidstuff ACC SUMMER CAMPS (Multiple Locations) Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services offers camps in science, dance, sports, art and more. Visit website for dates and details. 706-613-3800, ART CLASSES (KA Artist Shop) “Art Club for Teens” and “Art Club Junior” cover subjects like dream

DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Artwork by Adrienne Foxx Tolbert. DUPREE BUILDING (458 E. Clayton St.) This “Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition” showcases works by graduating students Justin Barker, Amanda Britton, Shawn Campbell, Catherine Clements, Lindy Erkes, Yusheng Fang, Matthew Flores, William Major, Kimberly McWhorter, Lauren O’Connor-Korb, Paula Runyon and Taylor Shaw. Through May 19. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Linocuts by Christopher Ingham. Through April. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “You Are Here” features felted soft sculpture by Eli Saragoussi, screen prints by Amanda Jane Burk, cosmic figure painting by Tae Lee and whimsical portraits by Chasity Williams. Through June 10. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Stony the Road We Trod” reimagines southern identity through the lens of the African American experience. Through Apr. 28. • The “Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition” showcases the works of graduating students Dimelza Broche, Catherine Chang, Sydney Daniel, Sanaz Haghani, Yiran Liu, Esther Lee Mech, Guadalupe Navarro and Jennifer Niswonger. Through May 19. • “Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy. Through May 26. • “Out of the Darkness: Light in the Depths of the Sea of Cortez” is a solo exhibition by Rebecca Rutstein. Through Oct. 27. GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Keeping it Classic,” a site-specific installation by Taylor Shaw, acts as a roadside attraction with bright ‘90s colors and nostalgic imagery. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Paintings by Susie Gwen Criswell. Through Apr. 21. HEIRLOOM CAFE & FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Nancy Everett presents “A Classic Spring,” a collection of paintings of Athens in a contemporary impressionistic style. Through Apr. 29. HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Kim Truesdale’s work explores women’s identity, the character of homemakers in the past, and women’s complex relationship with food consumption, self worth and body image. Through April. HOWARD’S (119 N. Jackson St.) New York-based artist Sarah Peters creates plaster sculptures that meld the historical and contemporary, and allude to forgotten monuments, mythological characters, aliens and androids. Through April. JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) “Pop Legacy” includes colorful paintings by Tylor Parrott. K.A. ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) The annual “Love In All Its Many Forms” celebrates love through creative works. Through Apr. 20. LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “BFA Exit Round 2: Be Still” shares works by graduating students. Opening reception Apr. 19. Through Apr. 26. 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.) The “44th Juried Exhibition” includes 160 works by 130 artists selected by guest juror Lauren Haynes of

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Paintings by Jared Brown are currently on view at The Rook & Pawn through April. catchers and moving flexagons. Check website for details and to register. ROOTING FOR COMMUNITY (Athens) Athens Land Trust’s Rooting for Community Camp is a place for kids to learn how to conserve, empower and sustain communities through food, gardening and a love for nature. Full scholarships avail-

able. Begins June 17, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $175 (two-week camp). www. SUMMER CAMP (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Hogwart’s School Under the Pyramid is for ages 6–12 and is held July 29–Aug. 2, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. $100– 150 sliding scale. 706-546-7914,

the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Through May 3. • On view in the Lounge Gallery, “Plastic Bodies: River Tributes by Abigail West” shares photographs documenting two performances incorporating artwork made from hard-to-recycle materials. Through June 1. • Collections From Our Community presents Mike Landers’ collection of head-shaped cookie jars including cartoon characters like Fred Flintstone, Daffy Duck, Yogi Bear and more. Through June 8. MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 GA-98, Danielsville) Paintings by local artist Linda Clayton. Through April. MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “Connexus” celebrates Black History Month. Through May 5. MAMA’S BOY AT THE FALLS (8851 Macon Hwy.) Collages and paintings from Lorraine Thompson’s series, “The Nest, The Angel, and The Muse.” NORMAL BOOKS (1238A Prince Ave.) A variety of art on display, including paintings by Mary Eaton, GCH Pet Portraits, metal art by Julia Vereen, ceramics by Shannon Dominy, sculpture by Doug Makemson and handwoven rugs by Bonnie Montgomery. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) The annual juried “Southworks” exhibition includes 53 works by 35 artists selected from across the country. “Ultra Normal: Tales from Nowhere” features works by Justin Barker, Gunnar Tarsa and Jennifer Torres. Opening reception Apr. 19. Through May 24. THE PINE & THE ROOT (1235 S. Milledge Ave.) Artwork by Emmi Walker. PINEWOODS PUBLIC LIBRARY (1265 Hwy. 29 N. #12) See paintings by Stanley Bermudez as well as a community mural. RICHARD B. RUSSELL BUILDING SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Under the Big Top: The American Circus and Traveling Tent Shows” explores circuses, vaudeville troupes and other traveling tent shows in the U.S. from the 1820s–1930s. Through July 5. • “Nevertheless, She Resisted: Documenting the Women’s Marches” shares posters, photographs, articles and ephemera from the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. in January 2017. Through July 5. THE ROOK & PAWN (294 W. Washington St.) Original paintings from local artist Jared Brown. Through April. STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) “Arts in Bloom” interprets works by Steffen Thomas through floral designs and art quilts by community members. Reception Apr. 25. Currently on view through May 25. THE SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St.) Photographer Ethan Bixler-Smith aims to capture the emphatic counterbalance between works of man and the triumph of nature. Through June. TIF SIGFRIDS (119 N. Jackson St.) “Mimi Lauter: Visions from the Past and the Future” includes three large-scale works and a group of miniature works by the Los Angeles-based painter. Through June 1. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) Paintings by Bob Clements. Through May. 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.

Support Groups ALS SUPPORT GROUP (Oconee Veterans Park, Watkinsville) Provides awareness and education to individuals living with ALS. Meets fourth Wednesday of every month, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 706-207-5800 ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS SUPPORT GROUP (Holy Cross Lutheran Church) Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) is a 12-step program for people who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. Mondays, 7–8 p.m. ALANON 12 STEP (Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church) Recovery for people affected by someone else’s drinking. Meetings are held at various times. 478-9553422, ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (Athens, GA) If you think you have a problem with alcohol, call the AA hotline or visit the website for a schedule of meetings in Barrow, Clarke, Jackson and Oconee Counties. 706-389-4164, www. ATHENS DEBTORS ANONYMOUS (Covenant Presbyterian Church) A 12-step program for anyone wishing to recover financially and be rid of debt. Meets every Sunday, 12:30– 1:30 p.m. 949-235-2508 CELEBRATE RECOVERY (Living Hope Church) Program aimed to help people recover from their hurts, habits, and hang-ups such as addiction and mental illness. Meets Fridays, 5:45-8:30 p.m. CHRONIC ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP (Contact for Location) Meet others who are dealing with chronic illness such as ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Lyme. Third Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) EA is a 12-step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Meets Sundays, 4–5 p.m. 706-202-7463, NAMI (First Presbyterian Church of Athens) “NAMI Connections” is a support group for adults who have experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. “NAMI Family” is for family members, friends and caregivers of individuals with mental illnesses. Both groups meet

every fourth Tuesday, 6–7:30 p.m. FREE! 770-225-0804 ext. 711,, www. PFLAG (Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2) PFLAG Athens Area is an organization to advance equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy by uniting LGBTQIA+ individuals, families, friends and allies. Meetings usually held third Sunday of the month., RESILIENTS IN RECOVERY (Divas Who Win Freedom Center, 160 Tracy St.) A faith-based 12-step peer recovery program focused on gaining freedom from the negative effects of unhealthy life choices. Meets Thursdays, 6:30–8 p.m. resilients, www.face


On The Street ADULT TRIPS (Rocksprings Community Center) “Braselton Antique and Artisan Festival.” Apr. 26, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. $15–22.50. “Dahlonega Shopping and Wine Tour.” May 10, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. All programs depart and return to Rocksprings Park. leisure GROWN ASSED ROCK CAMP (Athens) The weekend day camp for adult women, trans women, and non-binary folx ages 18 and up is a condensed adult version of the camp programming provided for youth. The proceeds of the weekend camp’s tuition fees are used to fund Girls Rock Athens. May 25-27, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. $200. www.girlsrockathensga. org MEDITATION IN ATHENS (Multiple Locations) Meditations are offered in various forms across town. Athens Zen Group offers a newcomers orientation on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 11 a.m. Mindful Breath Sangha offers mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Sundays, 6:30–8 p.m. becky Dedicated Mindfulness Practitioners meets at the Griffin-Dubose Healing Lodge every Saturday, 8:30 a.m. jasey Mindful Living Center offers intro mindfulness classes every second Friday, 5:30–7 p.m. at the Healing Lodge, Piedmont Athens Regional. www.mindfuliving. org. Satchidananda Mission offers yoga meditation every Sunday, 6:30–7:30 p.m. and Kirtan every third Sunday, 4–6 p.m. revmanjula@ Let It Be Yoga hosts the Athens Singing Circle every second Monday, 7–9 p.m. 5 Points Yoga hosts meditations Thursdays at 8–9 a.m. Nuci’s Space hosts meditations every Friday, 3 p.m. Healing Arts Centre hosts Insight Meditation every Monday, 7 p.m. 706-3407288. www.athensfivepointsyoga. com MUSICIANS HEALTH CLINIC (Nuçi’s Space) A team of doctors visit twice each month to assist uninsured and low income musicians. Call to book an appointment. 706-227-1515, SPRING PROGRAMS (Rocksprings Community Center) Programs are offered in the arts, environmental science, recreation, sports, holiday events and more. For both adults and children. leisure TABLE TENNIS (East Athens Community Center) Table tennis games are held three times a week. All skill levels welcome. Next tournament is May 25. tabletennis f

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Not Even Past A VISIT TO AN OLD PLANTATION STIRS ECHOES OF OTHER LIVES By Larry Tenner Last year, I started a project designing two maps for a forthcoming book from UGA Press about a community of enslaved people in 19th Century Georgia. Over the past five years, historians Christopher Lawton, Laura Nelson and Randy Reid have researched hundreds of thousands of pages of documents pertaining to the Cobb and Lamar families and sifted out tiny fragments of evidence to tell the stories of some of the people they once owned. A few weeks ago, Christopher asked if I would like to join him and his co-authors on an excursion to one of the abandoned Cobb family plantation homes outside Athens. The authors were working with a group of approximately CHRISTOPHER LAWTON

45 students from Athens Academy, Putnam County Charter School System and Athens Technical College to learn more about life on this plantation and the people who were enslaved there. Groups of students from these three schools have been working together for the past five years through the Georgia Virtual History Project to explore local sites, research and write local history and use technology to share it with the public. The plan for the day was to read an excerpt of a chapter from the upcoming book, along with some of the letters the family wrote in the 1840s describing the details of life and death on this plantation. In addition to Lawton, Nelson and Reid, we would be joined by Ben Bracket and Athens historians Charlotte Marshall and Milton Leathers, himself a Cobb family descendant. Even with that impressive roster of historians, what convinced me was the nonchalant mention by Christopher that we would also be joined by Mark Evans, program chair of the Emerging Technologies Program at Athens Technical College, who was bringing his team of paranormal investigators. Last Wednesday, I was greeted by Christopher, who introduced me to everyone. I could hear something buzzing and noticed a slow-moving drone circling the house. The ghost hunters were already busy. I couldn’t restrain myself, made a beeline over to Mark and started asking about all the specter detectors he had spread out in

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the bed of his pickup truck. Mark told me that many of the devices and batteries he had charged overnight were already significantly drained before he even got things started. Apparently, this is a phenomenon that is consistent with the presence of ghosts (or of crappy batteries). The investigators also registered high electromagnetic field values from one side of the house, even though the house had no power and there were no power lines anywhere close to it. One of the highlights of the chapter we read is a transcribed letter explaining how an enslaved body servant of the family, an elderly man named Bob, was growing bald and had been asking for a wig—specifically a red wig. Students were shocked by the realization that this man had walked the same exact ground they now sat upon, tended the same ancient boxwoods that now rustled beside them in the breeze, and dreamed of owning just one small luxury before he died. They realized there are the ghosts popular culture has taught us to imagine, and then there are the ghosts of the past that truly haunt our understanding of the present. Yet, in the middle of this moving moment of reckoning, the paranormal investigators got a strong response on one of the “spirit boxes” they had built. For a flash of a second, it seemed that they were communicating with the spirit of a slave named Nanny, whose death there in the 1840s was addressed in one of the CobbLamar letters. They asked her if she knew what color wig was purchased, but she appeared to respond that she didn’t know. A small group of Athens Academy students found their equipment showed that the temperature was suddenly dropping in one of the rooms. Mark’s team noted the rapid temperature change as Academy students and I passed the device around and noted that it was oddly cold to the touch. Later, a group of Putnam County students and Mark’s team recorded that a wire strung across the same room would start to shake every time they asked the cold spot, “Are you here, and can you move the wire?” As I said goodbye and headed back to work, I invited Mark and his team to stay overnight in the Flagpole offices. Many of us have seen and heard strange things in this 1907 house. He seemed very interested. On second thought, I might want to check with my co-workers. I think they might not like the paranormal investigators stirring things up. That’s fair. f Larry Tenner is Flagpole’s production director. A portion of this story was ghostwritten by Christopher Lawton.




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