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Can’t Get There From Here COMMISSIONERS CONSIDER HOW TO IMPROVE CORRIDORS By Blake Aued email@example.com The old joke about making the long trek Highway and other gateways into town. to the Eastside is about to get a little less Commissioners Andy Herod on the Eastside funny. After some lobbying by Mayor and Jerry NeSmith on the Westside are Kelly Girtz, the Georgia Department of heading up committees that will recomTransportation has moved up the longmend ways to spend $4 million in TSPLOST awaited reconstruction of the Loop interfunding—sales taxes earmarked for transchange at Oconee Street/Lexington Road, portation—on Lexington Road and Atlanta “one of a couple of real pinch points in Highway. Girtz said he expects reports town,” Girtz said. on their priorities by the end of the year. The project involves moving the north“While $4 million is great, it’s only going bound (outer) Loop cloverleaf to the other to do a handful of things, rather than do side of Lexington everything we want Road, which will to do,” he said. People get more exercise, greatly improve traffic Both corridors face flow. Estimated to challenges related to they see their neighbors cost $22.5 million in growth, mobility and more. This is how we’re going the future of retail, 2017, it has been on the books since 1994 consultant Kyle May to attract families to live in but until recently was of planning NEXT this community. scheduled for 2025 told the Athensor later. Construction Clarke County will now start next year. (A GDOT crew Commission at a work session earlier this was cutting back foliage last week, but that month, but they have unique qualities. was most likely routine work, according to GDOT is also moving forward with the ACC Transportation and Public Works rebuilding the Loop interchange at Atlanta Department.) The timing will coincide with Highway, but improvements to the Mitchell the construction of a bridge for the Firefly Bridge Road intersection are no longer part Trail, Girtz said. of that project, and that’s the main reason And more improvements are coming traffic backs up, according to the study. In to Lexington Road, as well as Atlanta addition, Epps Bridge Road does a good job
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of carrying traffic toward downtown, but not west. The Highway 78 turnoff will also need work eventually. The study also recommends pocket parks, additional transit stops and a multi-use path for cyclists and pedestrians. The “elephant in the room,” May said, is the future of the increasingly empty Georgia Square Mall. Although ACC’s control is limited because the mall is privately owned, May urged the commission to come up with a redevelopment plan. “It’s important for us to realize that the mall is almost or maybe as big as downtown,” NeSmith said. On Lexington Road, speeding is a big problem, as is the lack of bike and pedestrian connectivity. A transit hub at Gaines School Road could encourage people to ride the bus. Just like the mall on the Westside, Ben Epps Airport is a unique feature on Lexington. Planning NEXT recommended a connection to the airport from Lexington Road. That entrance, near Lowe’s, had been planned as part of the new SPLOST-funded commercial terminal, but commissioners nixed it as a cost-saving measure when Athens lost commercial airline service. A new road looping from Lexington north of the airport to downtown could also open up that area for development. Many people planning NEXT spoke with mentioned the Atlanta Beltline as both a mobility and economic development tool, and consultants tried to emphasize connections between neighborhoods and downtown. Commissioner Russell Edwards said he supports a network of multi-use paths. “People get more exercise, they see
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Athens-Clarke County police quickly arrested a Clarke Gardens resident and charged her with the murder after the shooting death of Auriel Callaway during a gunfight at the Eastside apartment compex Monday, July 22. Although others were also shooting, police say Kiresa Shanice Cooper, 27, fired the bullet that killed Callaway, 24, who was walking with her 3-year-old son along Carriage Court when the gunfire broke out. Callaway was trying to get her son to a safe place when she was shot, according to Police Chief Cleveland Spruill. She died, along with the unborn child she was carrying, at a local hospital shortly after the shooting. “I cannot think of a more tragic circumstance than for an innocent mother to be gunned down in front of her residence while her child looked on,” Spruill said at a news conference Thursday, July 25 to announce Cooper’s arrest.
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Odds and Ends After looking around at other Northeast Georgia communities, poultry processor Pilgrim’s Pride has opted to remain in Athens and committed to a $22 million investment in its Barber Street plant, “which will not only have functional benefits for them, but some aromatic benefits for the public at large,” according to Girtz. The renovations will accommodate a trail running from the North Oconee River Greenway to the General Time development off Newton Bridge Road, which Girtz hopes will eventually connect to Holland Park and Jefferson River Road, a major bike thoroughfare. The Athens Neighborhood Health Center is hosting two open houses next week in honor of National Health Center
Week. Attendees can tour the 402 McKinley Dr. facility, take advantage of free body mass and blood pressure screenings, and register to vote from 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6. The same goes for the 675 College Ave. location from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8. While word reached us too late to include in last week’s issue, a group called 86 Hate recently held a similar health-care event for service industry workers at Creature Comforts. 86 Hate connects service workers with resources in areas like financial planning, health, immigration rights and sexual harassment. For more, visit eightysixhate. com. ACC is soliciting feedback on trash and recycling collection. Fill out a survey at accgov.com/collectionsurvey by Sept. 6, or attend one of three public hearings: Thursday, Aug. 15 at the ACC Library; Monday, Aug. 19 at the ACC Solid Waste Department, 725 Hancock Industrial Way; or Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens, 780 Timothy Road. All three are at 5:30 p.m. Josh Edwards, a former city official in North Carolina, is ACC’s new assistant manager. The graduate of UNC and Wake Forest served as assistant budget director in Durham, NC, and a budget analyst in nearby Cary, NC, as well as Fairfax County, VA. He started work July 22, replacing Jestin Johnson, who left for a position with the City of Atlanta. We neglected to report in last week’s issue that Hilsman Middle School has a new principal, approved by the Clarke County Board of Education July 18. Capucina Douglass comes to Athens from Walton County, where she was assistant principal of Grayson High School and principal of Social Circle Middle School. Douglass was the sole candidate recommended to CCSD administration by Hilsman’s Local School Governance Team. At press time, Alps Road, Fowler Drive and Chase Street elementary schools remained without principals, with classes starting Monday, Aug. 5. They will “begin the year with strong interim leadership as the hiring process for these positions continues,” according to a district news release. f
Trump’s Trumpery ‘SEND HER BACK’ AND AMERICAN FASCISM By Ed Tant firstname.lastname@example.org “Send her back! Send her back!” chanted Fascism: A Warning, former Secretary of supporters of President Donald Trump State Madeleine Albright last year said during a recent rally in Greenville, NC. The of President Trump, “We have not had a angry chant was a response to Trump’s chief executive in the modern era whose tweets and statements this month against statements and actions are so at odds with Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar democratic ideals.” In a book-length collecand three other women of color on Capitol tion of essays titled Can It Happen Here?: Hill. Omar, a Somalian refugee and an Authoritarianism in America, also published American citizen, is one of “the squad” of in 2018, editor Cass Sunstein said that outspoken American black, Latina and Islamic female politicians singled out during some of the latest of Trump’s tirades. Rep. Omar responded gracefully to the taunts and tweets of Trump and his sycophantic supporters, quoting lines written by acclaimed African-American poet Maya Angelou in 1978: “You may shoot me with your words,/ You may cut me with your eyes,/ You may kill me with your Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the latest target of Trump’s bigotry. hatefulness,/ But still, like air, I’ll rise.” An editorial in the Charlotte Observer called homegrown fascism in America “has hapthe “send her back” chants at the predomipened before. It will happen again. To many nantly white Trump rally “a dark reminder Americans, something like it is happening of who we are.” Mincing no words, the edinow.” torial said, “The chant rose quickly from a Sunstein’s anthology takes its title from handful of voices to a chorus of bigotry. It It Can’t Happen Here, a dystopian novel of was a chilling moment. It was ‘lock her up’ America under the heel of a fascist dictain a white hood. It was despicable.” tor who rallies his base of supporters with The Charlotte Observer said that racial bellicose speeches, raging rallies, soaring and ethnic xenophobia and injustice are promises and shifting facts. Written in part of the history of this nation and the 1935 by Sinclair Lewis, the first American state of North Carolina, and that such disto be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature, plays of benighted bigotry “could be what’s the novel is a cautionary tale that reminded coming to Charlotte readers during the next summer” when Depression era that, It was a chilling moment. at a time when fasthe city hosts the 2020 Republican It was ‘lock her up’ in a cism was on the rise National Convention. overseas, there was white hood. It was despicable. also fertile ground for In 2012, I covered the Democratic National the seeds of a dictaConvention in Charlotte with pen and camtorship to sprout right here in an America era as a columnist for the Athens Bannerthat calls itself “the land of the free.” Lewis Herald. During that convention, protesters died in 1951, but if he were alive today, were peaceful, police were patient and he could find plenty to write about in the professional, and local people were friendly domestic demagoguery of Donald Trump, and proud of their city for hosting its first who on July 23 told an audience of young national political convention. Such may not conservatives that the U.S. Constitution be the case during the GOP convention in gives him “the right to do whatever I want Charlotte next summer. as president.” There is ugliness afoot in Trump’s “Trumpery” is an old French word meanAmerica, and the stench of authoriing useless showiness, nonsense and tricktarianism wafts across the land. In the ery. That word applies today to the regime 2018 book How Democracies Die, authors of Donald Trump, as do the words against Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt trumpery and tyranny uttered by American wrote, “Behavior that was once considsocialist, political prisoner and perennial ered unthinkable in American politics is presidential candidate Eugene Debs during becoming thinkable.” The writers warned a fiery speech in 1918: “In every age, it that Trump “cannot credibly defend has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the democracy” when “existing and potential exploiter who has wrapped himself in the autocrats are likely to be emboldened with cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both, to Trump in the White House.” In her book deceive and overawe the people.” f
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After watching video bystanders recorded and interviewing witnesses, police identified Cooper as the shooter early on in the investigation, Spruill said. They located her in Cobb County and arrested her on Wednesday, July 24. She was booked into the Clarke County Jail at 11:26 p.m. on charges of aggravated assault and felony murder (murder committed in conjunction with another felony) and is being held without bond. Other charges are pending, Spruill said. Spruill would not say why the fight initially broke out, but there is no evidence of gang involvement, he said. Police are still looking for more information about the shooting, including video, and urged any witnesses who haven’t been interviewed to come forward. Spruill and other ACCPD administrators were accompanied by several of Callaway’s relatives, including Bryant Gantt, director of player programs for the UGA football team. Gantt, who grew up in Nelly B and played football at Cedar Shoals and UGA, mentors players and serves as the team’s liason with law enforcement. Gantt urged people to think before they act and stop “senseless” violence. “If we can start at home, stop the violence at home, maybe it can spread out throughout the nation,” he said.
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Free-Range Beer Is a Bad Idea Regarding the article “Roam if You Want To” (June 19), which informs us about the possibility of “beer gardens” being done away with at festivals, does anyone else see the potential for out-of-control drinking by underage attendees? How hard would it be for someone who can legally drink (over 21 years old) to buy a beer for someone who’s 18? “Roaming” with beer is asking for trouble. All that needs to be done is for the beer to be poured into a different container, and then anyone can drink. Take it from someone who knows all about drinking underage (many years ago): This can and will be done. One argument in the article stated that friends/families get separated when someone is in a beer garden and the others aren’t. How about not drinking beer during the festival? It’s not mandatory, and the festival might even be more enjoyable if one’s mind isn’t altered, and you’re not looking for a PortaPotty to urinate. I probably sound like a party pooper, but I’m looking at the big picture, and all I see is the misuse of the “roaming” plan. The article mentions the need for fewer police officers, but I can imagine them being needed to keep the partying legal and keep altercations (which we all know tend to happen more when someone’s drunk than not) at bay (or preventing them). If anything, I think more officers would be needed. Drinking is not required to have a good time, I promise you. Containing the beer drinkers to beer gardens seems like a better plan if someone has to drink beer (There are many other beverages that are suitable and thirst-quenching!) than to allow them to roam and possibly cause problems that we won’t know about until the roaming is allowed. I can picture the stumbling, falling, unruly behavior and all of the other unpleasant behaviors that occur when people get drunk in public (Don’t you just hate stepping in someone’s vomit?), and students, even those 21 or older, aren’t familiar yet with how much alcohol their bodies can metabolize or handle within a given time. I think this is a bad, bad idea. Paula Loniak Arnoldsville
Words Lose Meaning in Politics Treason. Spying. Contempt. Constitutional crisis. There’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard these words a great deal just over the past few months. It’s very difficult to look at the news from whatever source you choose without engaging with them repeatedly to some extent. Though it’s not necessarily the intent of those doing the speaking, there’s a mental phenomenon that causes repeatedly used words to lose their meaning over time. The term “semantic satiation” was introduced back in 1962 by a professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii. Leon James performed studies that showed brains employing a defense mechanism to counter the effects of the increased energy required for neurons responding to oft-repeated words. Each time a word is repeated, the neurons, in an attempt to prevent themselves from
overworking and causing eventual fatigue, will give less attention and significance to each iteration. In other words, the more we hear a word, the more it loses meaning. James’ work also revealed that certain words, due to their emotional impact or consequential nature, may not show rapidly diminished meaning. That may depend on how they’re presented, such as if spoken by varying speakers in different settings. It’s difficult to discern why political leaders choose the words they do, but it’s certain that words—and phrases, for that matter—can be, and are, chosen purposefully at select times to initiate a desired response. Effective as jingles and slogans, political ideologies abound in slogans (“Lock her up!”), sound bites (“self impeachable”) and tweets (“illegal investigation”). Yet even if a campaign finds ways to vary the delivery between speakers and venues in an attempt to counteract the loss of meaning, it can still occur. Let’s take it a step further, then, and consider that in anticipating the effects of semantic satiation, a campaign puts an additional strategy into play. What if, as expected, a word or phrase has eventually lost its meaning, but then, by design, is reshaped and repurposed to mean what the associated speaker wants it to mean in a given situation? With its new meaning, it’s now being used somewhat differently (even inaccurately at times), whether semantically, historically, ethically. etc.; but again, it suits the speaker’s intention. Think of meaninglessness as a precursor to propaganda. My father used to always say to me, “Believe half of what you hear.” Since he also taught me to believe in math, I guess that leaves a person at a starting place of 25% confidence in any given topic. Disheartening, but it does provide somebody with just enough awareness that although they might have less of a grasp of something, there’s still room to work towards really thinking it through and making decisions about it for themselves. If half of the people believe that we are in a constitutional crisis or that treason is being committed, it doesn’t make it so. But it’s without a doubt plenty of reason to examine the seriousness of the charge. Half of the population in agreement is far from rendering something completely meaningless. Even a popular hoax has to be addressed thoughtfully and logically walked back if it is to be successfully discredited. It’s a pretty simple notion: Either a leader chooses to divide or unite. And their choice is not merely in the words uttered, but also in the patterns those words form. Patterns that, counter to semantic satiation, are not likely to lose meaning over time, particularly in how they indicate the direction the leader wants to go. Meaning is nothing absolute and evolves over time. Now, more than ever, getting to the core of something requires reflection, even collaboration. If the words and phrases like those above are to have any meaning in the preservation of our democracy, then we ought to work hard towards maintaining the efficacy and integrity of how they integrate with our sense of humanity. Even if it means having to start over at understand-
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ing only 25% of something, it’s better than just taking somebody’s else’s word for it. Steve Piazza Athens
All Work Is Equally Valuable A favorite subject of American folk songs is the legend of John Henry, yet few of the songs actually describe what John Henry did. He swung a hammer, according to legend, “steep-nosed” and 9 pounds in weight, fixed to the end of a 4-foot switch handle (that being a stout wood lever a “switchman” used to change track directions). His hammer struck the end of a steel chisel called a star drill, often up to 4 feet in length, with four points arranged in a cross on its gently flared end. The chisel was held in place by a “shaker,” an entry-level worker whose job was to rotate the drill about 90 degrees between every blow, to chip away a little piece of the boulder being penetrated. The boulders were Appalachian granite that stood in the way of a rail line’s progress. The holes were stuffed with dynamite to blast the rock into pieces small enough to push out of the way. The work was as grueling and hazardous as any work imaginable. Most of the songs mention a “contest” between John Henry and a machine—what we today could call a “robot”—the classic standoff between man and automation. John Henry’s tale was about more than a contest between meat and metal, though. It was also about the dignity of work and the value of everyone’s effort, and it stands as a basis for proponents of a “living wage” in today’s ruthless economy, where lower esteemed workers get paid less and less, and the well-connected get paid more and more. Every garbage collector’s work is every bit as valuable as that of any silk-suited CEO that reclines behind a desk made of rare rainforest lumber. The upper end of that work scale sees itself as simply being smart and talented instead of just lucky. Jim Baird Comer
Bail Reform Is a First Step As a student at the University of Georgia working towards my master’s degree in social work, I was pleased to read about the elimination of bail for ordinance violations in Athens-Clarke County (City Dope, June 12). The decision made by the ACC Commission to issue citations, rather than arrest citizens, is the first step to reforming our broken prison system. The prison system disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minorities at an alarming rate. According to the NAACP, racial and ethnic minorities, like African Americans and the Latinx community, represent approximately 56% of the prison population, even though they only make up 32% of the total U.S. population. If such populations were incarcerated at the same rate as their white counterparts, the total prison population would decrease by a staggering 40%. The implementation of citations instead of arrests for minor offenses like ordinance violations is a progressive step made by the ACC Commission to ameliorate the demographics of the local prison population. Ordinance violations are offenses that are likely to be committed by even the most esteemed members of the community. Described as “quality-of-life issues,” an
ordinance violation can be as simple as an overgrown yard. The irony of this situation is that when an individual is arrested for a “quality-of-life issue,” their quality of life diminishes significantly. An arrest record affects whether an individual can keep their job while incarcerated and significantly decreases their likelihood of being hired after serving their time. This type of bail reform promotes equity among disadvantaged populations and is beneficial to the vibrant community of Athens. So what are the future implications for this type of progressive reform? Hopefully, it will make a positive change in current prison population, but past that, this is an opportunity for the local government to amend current legislation regarding nonviolent offenses. On any given day in the U.S., 451,000 people are incarcerated due to nonviolent drug offenses. This hot topic is already being discussed by the commission in terms of the local population, but there is still a huge need for more direct and focused attention given to this issue. Athens is an progressive oasis in a largely conservative state. I believe that Athens can forge a path for a more just prison system in all capacities because they are starting with the small, yet important step of the elimination of arrests for ordinance violations. Ansley Kasha Athens
CCSD Teachers Need More Training After reading Rebecca McCarthy’s article, “Means: CCSD Teachers Should Focus on Equity,” (City Dope, May 8) I was left with many things to reflect on. The publishing summarizes the Clarke County School District meeting that occurred on May 2. At this meeting, statistics were provided regarding the increased rates of infraction incidents among all school levels. It was brought to attention that students who are African American, male, homeless or disabled were referred for disciplinary infractions at disproportionately higher levels than other students. Additionally, Hispanic, Asian, White, English language learners and gifted students were disciplined at lower rates compared to other students. School Superintendent Demond Means stated that 13 behavior specialists would be working in the school district in the upcoming school year. Means also discussed that he wants “equity in action.” My thought while reading that statement was, what if students are behaving poorly because of discrimination and lack of equality within the classroom? A behavior specialist can definitely address poor behaviors of students; however, Means also mentioned that he believes CCSD teachers are not prepared to handle challenging students. What can Clarke County do to address these issues? My suggestion is to bring in those 13 behavior specialists, but also provide proper training to teachers. This training would educate teachers on how to properly handle challenging students and how to create equity within their classrooms. These suggestions address student behaviors, educate teachers on how to establish equity and how to properly handle challenging students. By taking these steps, CCSD has the chance to increase equity for students in all schools. Can CCSD make the necessary changes to provide equity to all students? Mackenzie Bradley Martin
Impeachment Won’t Fix Everything REVISITING ANDREW JOHNSON AND THE RADICAL REPUBLICANS By James C. Cobb email@example.com ical participation in a “fair, equal and just republic.” Yet it remains to be seen, even today, whether the earlier, thoroughly sordid impression of Johnson’s impeachment has been so indelibly inscribed in our national historical memory that any subsequent such attempt, however justified, is still likely to meet with some degree of knee-jerk skepticism. Historian C. Vann Woodward’s fear that this lingering impression might sour Americans on the idea of impeaching Richard Nixon in 1974 led him to warn that “the abuse of a constitutionally granted power is no argument for its abandonment, especially on the basis of one precedent.” Nixon’s resignation obviated the need for his impeachment. But the blatant partisanship and outright meanness of Bill Clinton’s impeachers—whose endeavors subsequently led to their own comeuppance rather than his—hardly made the process seem any more palatable or politically astute the second time around. MATHEW BRADY
In light of sharp disagreements about whether House Democrats should impeach President Donald Trump, it is worth noting that, by their very nature, impeachment efforts have always stirred controversy, and surely none more so than the first one, which resulted in President Andrew Johnson retaining his office by a single vote in 1868. Revisiting that first impeachment and the conflicting narratives that grew out of it can provide a clearer sense of the fundamentally political nature of the process and the critical importance of historical context in assessing the likely consequences of removing any president from office. The original narrative, which emerged not long after the episode itself and proved remarkably tenacious, has left many Americans today still dubious, not only of the legitimacy of the move against Johnson, but of the efficacy of the entire impeachment process. The more recent vision of what transpired in 1868 holds that not only was Johnson’s impeachment justified, but, if successful, it could have led to sweeping political advances for the recently freed slaves at a critical juncture in the nation’s racial history. Accordingly, this view offers a more optimistic perspective of what might be accomplished through impeachment. Certainly, the older, widely prevalent historical impression of the first impeachment did little to inspire further attempts. This enduring—and ultimately distorted—narrative presented Johnson as a man of humble origins and unyielding conviction, struggling to preserve the constitutional powers and prerogatives of an office thrust on him by the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Johnson’s plan for returning the departed states to the Union differed but little from what Lincoln initially envisioned. Yet he soon ran afoul of a self-righteous and vindictive Radical Republican minority in Congress, hell-bent on removing any encumbrance, presidential or otherwise, to their efforts to permanently enfranchise the freedmen at the political expense of their former owners. According to this narrative, in opposing the Radicals’ agenda, Johnson acted strictly out of constitutional concerns, rather than pure racial animus on his part. Nevertheless, undeterred by constitutional scruples of their own, the Radicals launched a highly questionable impeachment effort in February 1868. Their case was based almost entirely on his refusal to abide by a hastily conjured, flagrantly unconstitutional statute requiring him to gain Senate approval before firing a member of his own cabinet—particularly, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. When the Radicals came up a single vote short of conviction in the Senate, they had succeeded only in intensifying sectional animosity, while seriously damaging their own credibility and undermining their campaign to permanently empower the formerly enslaved black masses in the South. A major problem with this narrative was that it effectively gave Johnson a pass for his racism and obstructionism while severely criticizing the motives and methods of the Radicals—the centerpiece of a long-lived and deeply disillusioning perception of the entire Reconstruction effort. Throughout the country, whites who were tired of the seemingly futile struggle for black uplift and eager for national reconciliation rushed to embrace a near-epic indictment of the Radicals as reckless and wrong-headed in their attempts to remake the Southern racial order. This portrayal remained a fixture in college history texts well into the 1960s, and was even reinforced by John F. Kennedy in his 1957 book Profiles in Courage, where he paid tribute to Sen. Edmund Ross of Kansas, a Republican so revulsed by the “unfairness” of the impeachment effort that he cast the deciding vote for Johnson’s acquittal. The civil rights movement ultimately spurred a number of historians to begin a long-overdue reappraisal of the actual realities of Reconstruction, which shed more light on Johnson’s racism while doing greater justice to the Radicals as, by and large, the only white Americans of their era who were sincerely committed to assuring blacks of full polit-
Andrew Johnson circa 1870.
Today, however, the steadily intensifying debate over whether the House of Representatives should have a third go at impeachment has led to further scrutiny of the case against Johnson by historians who readily affirm the righteousness of Radical efforts to unseat a president so bitterly intent on denying political equality to black Americans. Of Johnson’s intense racism there can be no doubt, for he left no room for any, either in his assertion that “this is a country for white men,” or in his unvarnished attempts to protect white supremacy in the Southern states by vetoing the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and a measure extending the term of the Freedmen’s Bureau, not to mention his active efforts to discourage ratification of the 14th Amendment. This is why renewed attention to the first impeachment has led some distinguished commentators to suggest the Radicals genuinely believed that unseating Johnson would lead to substantial improvements in the lives of many thousands of former slaves. Historian Annette GordonReed has recently cast the 1868 conflict as “a fight over the future direction of the United States,” while historian Brenda Wineapple sees it as a genuine attempt “to restore faith in America’s ideals.” The central issue for both is how Johnson’s ouster could have furthered the cause of black political equality. It is hard to quarrel with Gordon-Reed’s carefully phrased suggestion that replacing the incorrigibly racist Johnson with the staunch Radical Benjamin Wade— who, as president pro tempore of the Senate, stood next in the line of succession—“might have altered the course of American history.” But the key word here is “might.”
Even if the Radicals were correct in sizing up Johnson as unalterably opposed to their most assuredly worthy aims, it does not follow that they were necessarily realistic in their promises of what might be accomplished simply by removing a president, even one so obstructionist as Johnson. Even if Wade had replaced Johnson, he could hardly have counted on the full backing of his own party, nor could he have reasonably expected to hold an office bestowed on him in late May of 1868 any longer than the inauguration of his successor the following March. In fact, the final Senate vote for acquittal quite possibly amounted to more of a rejection of Wade than a vindication of Johnson. Historian Eric Foner has suggested that concerns about Wade’s pro-labor sentiments and his support for expanding the money supply may have led seven of his more conservative Republican colleagues to vote against elevating him to the White House and choose simply to bide their time until the more moderate and definitely more popular war hero Ulysses S. Grant could be installed as the party’s standard-bearer in that November’s presidential election. In this respect, the stance of those Republicans is not unlike that of today’s centrist Democrats, who feel it more prudent to leave the ouster of Trump to the voters in 2020. Nor, for that manner, do the Radicals of that era seem entirely different from the liberal Dems of 2019, who also clamor for impeachment with no certainty of the support of the rest of their own party for that position, much less for the ambitious social and economic reforms they envision for the future. We may reasonably assume that, as president, Wade would have used his bully pulpit to preach the gospel of black suffrage at the top of his lungs, but that doesn’t mean he would have exactly expected a chorus of “Amens!” from anywhere other than his own Radical corner. Although we know that Northern white support for protecting the civil rights of black Americans at some level was more common during Reconstruction than we once believed, for too many of these whites, black voting was still a commitment too far, regardless of who was president in 1868. Frederick Douglass may well have believed in 1868 that Johnson’s impeachment “will mean the Negro’s right to vote,” but at that point, blacks enjoyed that right in only six Northern states accounting for less than 10% of the Northern black population. A few months after Douglass’ pronouncement, the Republican platform on which Grant was nominated for president declared that, while “equal suffrage to all loyal men of the South [black and white]… must be maintained,” in the rest of the country, the decision on black voting “properly belong[ed] to the people of those states.” Ballot proposals for black suffrage had been defeated repeatedly in the Northern states. And even as Congress considered the proposed 15th Amendment in February 1869, no more than a handful of members were ready to see it mandated nationwide. Instead of directly assuring blacks of the vote, as passed by Congress, the 15th Amendment went only as far as prohibiting states from denying the vote to an adult male solely on the basis of “race, color or previous condition of servitude.” In its vagueness on what would constitute a violation of this provision, the amendment, as one of its Republican champions made clear, otherwise left the “whole power” to determine suffrage requirements to the states, which, he added, might include “property and educational tests.” These and other tests were already in place in some Northern states, and, with the ensuing national retreat from the ideals of Radical Reconstruction, they would become key weapons in the arsenal of white supremacy throughout the old Confederacy. The Radical Republicans and others who publicly invested so much hope for the future in their campaign to oust Johnson might well have acknowledged privately that he was hardly the only impediment—or even the biggest one—to securing political equality for all black Americans in 1868. In any case, the most important lesson we can draw from the first impeachment experience may be that if we undertake another such venture, we should not proceed solely on the assumption that all the menacing and iniquitous forces astir in our land can be stilled simply by changing the occupant of the White House. f Cobb is the Phinizy B. Spalding professor of history emeritus at UGA. A version of this column previously appeared at zocalopublicsquare.org.
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Guide to the Guide Introducing This Year’s Flagpole Guide to Athens
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inclusiveness and heart. “I love that Athens, like roller derby, embraces all cultures and lifestyles, fostering a sense of family within our community,” says Impaler, aka Vanessa Zerpa.
3. Trevor “Miss He” Blake A popular local drag queen and member of DIY troupe The Kourtesans, Blake says Athens has been personally and professionally fundamental. “Athens is a unique little town
5. Jennifer Mendel An instructor at Fuel Hot Yoga, Mendel moved to Athens from Austin, TX and has finished as a top-10 finalist in a national yoga competition. Her dedication to wellness and movement reflects Athens’ reputation as a place where folks stay active, informed and engaged.
ummer is notoriously slow in Athens, as the university empties out and local folks hunker down in their climate-controlled caves to insert-streaming-service and chill. But all is not quiet at Flagpole during the summer months, as our elves get busy prepping yet another edition of the annual Flagpole Guide to Athens, a glossy publication designed to give visitors the lay of the land, as well as to remind residents—and ourselves—what makes this town, with all its challenges, such a special place to call home. Constructing the Guide is a labor of love for all involved, from Flagpole’s writers and editors to our designers, ad reps, photographers and distribution wizards. It takes a whole bunch of time and energy, and yes, it eats up a chunk of our summer. (No backyard pool parties at 220 Prince until the Guide is wrapped up.) We put a lot into it with the hope that readers will get a lot out of it, whether they’re trying to figure out where to eat or drink, where to stay or play, how to find kid-friendly entertainment, how to catch a concert or local theater production—the list goes on. The 2019–2020 Guide will start popping up this week on 2 racks, at hotels, in restaurants and shops and all over town. (It’s also available at guide.flagpole. com.) It’s free, so grab your copy, and keep it on hand. And please, take a minute to admire this year’s cover photograph, shot by proud Athenian Jason Thrasher and featuring just a few of the people who make the Classic City the unique, creative and kind place we all know it to be. Who are those people, you 1 ask? Allow us to introduce this year’s Flagpole Guide to Athens cover models:
“Sometimes, people know that I am a musician. Sometimes, people know me as an artist. Sometimes, people know me as a musician and an artist, and sometimes, people know me as a writer [and] a poet.”
1. Naoko Uno A musician and doctoral student at UGA’s Center for Vaccines and Immunology, the Japaneseborn Uno says Athens has come to feel like home. “Not to sound like an Olive Garden commercial, but Athens is like a part of my family,” she says. “I especially love the relaxed yet inspiring vibe of the city. Athens has so many talented and intelligent people who also don’t take themselves too seriously.” 2. Vernon Thornsberry A tireless creative mind and constant local presence, New Orleans native Thornsberry arrived during Athens’ mid-’80s renaissance and has remained a fixture since. Like his adoptive home, Thornsberry is multifaceted. “People know me different ways,” he told Flagpole in 2016.
that has some of the most incredible talent just oozing out of it,” Blake says. “As I grow as a performer, I will forever credit the five years I have lived here as one of my biggest influences.” 4. Elizabeth Impaler, BadAsh Booher, Louis Strongarm, Delia Derbyfire These four members of local roller derby squad Classic City Rollergirls represent the Classic City’s toughness,
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6. Elinor Saragoussi A musician and visual artist who also designed this year’s Flagpole Athens Music Award, Saragoussi came to Athens from Denver last year and has quickly made her mark on the local creative community. “Albeit small, Athens is full of so many hidden nooks and crannies, which keep this town continually intriguing,” she says. “Also: lots of cute pups.” 7. Nicholas Gould A member of the vocal group Athens Cowboy Choir, Gould is a testament to the adage that— here, especially—one should always expect the unexpected. “Athens always makes me think of Pirate Town from the movie Hook,” he says. “It’s the only place I’ve ever lived that feels like home. You can be a freak of nature here and fit in. Plus, there’s always good rock and roll to go listen to.” 8. Charles Greenleaf A musician and Flagpole’s circulation chief, Greenleaf is largely responsible for making sure the Guide—not to mention the weekly Flagpole—reaches readers on time and intact. “In my opinion, Athens is so great because of the people who make up our city,” says Greenleaf, before listing no fewer than 20 folks who inspire him, including Uno, Thornsberry, music engineer Jim Hawkins, the late Vic Chesnutt and Jeremy Ayers, hip-hop artist and ACC Commissioner Mariah Parker and Flagpole Arts Editor Jessica Smith.
9. Lemuel “Life” LaRoche As executive director of Chess and Community, LaRoche teaches the game to local youth in order to empower an underserved segment of the Athens community and instill life skills. “I want to help the kids as much as I can, but I also realize that poverty is real, and that they have a lot of obstacles in front of them,” LaRoche told Flagpole earlier this year. “I want them to recognize who they are, and that they control their own narratives.” f
Bridge Building FIRST TUESDAY CONNECTS ATHENS, ATLANTA HIP HOP By Chad Radford email@example.com
uesdays have always been hip-hop Since the late-’90s emergence of Athens’ nights for Athens—at least where Dreaded Mindz Family, Classic City rap has Montu Miller is concerned. remained steeped in politics and the backMiller is the COO leading the charge packer aesthetics of underground hip-hop for local promotions company AthFactor culture. Many of Athens’ current leading Entertainment. Alongside DJ Chief Rocka, he hosts the First Tuesday hip-hop series at The World Famous. First Tuesday was built on a foundation Miller started circa 2005, when he launched Tasty Tuesdays at Tasty World. Over the years, the event has bounced around downtown venues such as Caledonia Lounge and Live Wire, until settling into its current digs at The World Famous. In September, organizers will celebrate the monthly gathering’s third anniversary there. The aim for First Tuesday has always been to facilitate Athens’ hip-hop scene with an event that fosters creativity by strengthening the community through networking and friendly competition. “For years, we’ve invited out artists from the Eastside, the Westside, the Stonehenge community—bringing everybody together, so we have a more cohesive scene,” Miller says. john.AVERAGE “There really is just one community with a few little satellites and branches, but it’s all moving together as one emcees, such as Linqua Franqa, Squallé at this point.” and Kxng Blanco, carry on this legacy, delvOn Tuesday, Aug. 6, Miller will expand ing into a more cerebral movement than First Tuesday’s footprint when he hosts the Atlanta hip hop and trap exports Migos, 21 ATLanta in ATHens Out-of-Towner Edition. Savage and Young Thug. It’s a one-off showcase of underground “I don’t think there’s much of an influartists making their way from Atlanta ence either way between these two cities,” to perform for a new audience and build Miller says. “Atlanta has a head start—it’s connections with other musicians. Miller the black music mecca, and there are a lot describes the effort as “building a bridge” of acts based in Atlanta that are doing big between these two scenes that exist at things all around the world. But if there is opposite ends of Highway 316. one aspect in which these two scenes see
eye to eye, it’s in the underground, where young artists are pushing boundaries,” Miller adds. “That’s where these two music scenes start to look alike.” Indeed, amidst Atlanta’s urban sprawl, seemingly every neighborhood fosters homegrown talent, and for this edition of First Tuesday, Miller has assembled an impressive variety of acts. The Beat Wars battle series sets the night in motion, as young producers go head-to-head, showing off new beats and freestyling abilities. A parade of artists take the stage afterward, each playing 20-minute sets, including Northeast Atlanta rapper
john.AVERAGE. Fresh off the release of his most recent album, Leftover Snacks, john. AVERAGE boasts a sound and vision that weaves together elements of modern hip hop and boom-bap production with a complex lyrical flow. “[Nights like this are] important, because both cities have really rich musical histories, but a lot of artists don’t get to explore them or get involved due to the distance between the cities,” john.AVERAGE says. “I’ve met so many talented artists in
Athens, and it’s because of opportunities like this. Those connections and opportunities to build are what make events like this important to me.” After moving to Athens just six months ago, Atlanta transplant Ta’Sheia Shantel has quickly established herself as a formidable presence by blending hip hop and R&B. Her self-produced debut, #TheTyrant: The Cheetah Print, is due out this year. Marietta rap collective Visibly Inflight features emcees Grvndmvster Wvve, Sifu Sonoko and Zuez Da Capo cranking out an expressive blend of art-driven hip hop and R&B. Paid in AmeriKKKa features J-Coop of The Winning Team and producer Last Name Good tearing into subversive and politically charged hip-hop songs about life in modern America. Capital View rapper Michael Myerz has self-released 26 fulllength albums online, each one with a balance of absurdist and punk sensibilities, all while espousing his love for food, feet and video games. For Myerz, the appeal of being a part of this First Tuesday is to give an Athens crowd something a little different. “It’s exciting, and there’s a visitor factor, like hosting someone at your B&B and seeing what they’re all about,” Myerz says. “The crowd is used to seeing Athens artists, but [thinks] ‘Who are these Atlanta people?’ And what a variety of Atlanta people they’ve pulled together for this show… I don’t know what the crowd will think of me, but I’m going to bring them the full Myerz.” For all involved, bridging the worlds of Athens and Atlanta is the next step in helping both scenes continue to grow—a testament to Miller’s goal of breaking barriers in underground hip hop, one Tuesday at a time. f
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Shopping in the Dead Lot Jam With Ta’Sheia Shantel CLASSIC CITY DEADHEADS
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By Eric Shea firstname.lastname@example.org
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Editor’s note: In the summer series Classic City Deadheads, Athenians are celebrating their love of the Grateful Dead and reflecting on some of their favorite Dead (or Dead-inspired) recordings. This week’s head is Eric Shea, a writer and musician who recently relocated to Athens from his home state of California.
a teenage skate punk growing up in 1980s Northern California, my young cohorts and I were taught by the older guys that the Grateful Dead was the enemy. I once witnessed a friendly and disheveled looking fellow getting told to “beat it” upon arriving to a backyard ramp for wearing the band’s iconic Skull and Roses T-shirt. Still, if you wanted to buy weed back in 1986, there was no better place to shop than the sprawling parking lot of a Dead show. My first Grateful Dead parking lot was overwhelming—we rolled up to what looked like a giant, psychedelic farmers market comprising a population of VW vans overflowing with tie-dye-clad longhairs, their unkempt children and dogs of all sizes and species.
Purple Sage, a Bay Area country-rock band whose beginnings boasted Garcia on pedal steel. Jeremy handed me a cassette of his favorite Dead songs and said, “If you’re going to live in San Francisco, you’ve gotta make your peace with the Giants, Journey and the Dead.” I was thankful for the tape and relieved he didn’t say that I had to make my peace with Jefferson Starship. I’ve since become a fan of the Grateful Dead. But to call myself a Deadhead would be insulting to those who actually followed this legendary band. Still, whenever I get homesick and I’m not in the mood for Dead Kennedys, I’ll always reach for the kaleidoscopic comforts of Aoxomoxoa.
Five Favorites WORKINGMAN’S DEAD: Just as the Flying Burrito Brothers’ first album helped me fall in love with country music, Workingman’s Dead was my gateway to the Dead. When I DJed “Casey Jones” at Josh Schwartz’s (Beachwood Sparks, Painted Hills) wedding and saw Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr.) dancing to it, I knew that I was doing alright. AMERICAN BEAUTY: If you only have one Dead LP in your collection, make it this one. Every song is a gem. My favorite song changes regularly. Currently, it’s “Operator,” the only song that Pigpen got a songwriting credit for on a Grateful Dead studio album. But I’ll still play “Box of Rain” and dance around my bedroom like Lindsay Weir from “Freaks and Geeks.”
Other than the omnipresent smell of patchouli, I couldn’t understand what those older skaters held against all this. The Deadheads had a thriving community. All we had was a scene. From my first visit to their community, it was evident that they looked out for each other. In our scene, we just criticized everyone for not being punk enough. Although I would go “shopping” in their parking lots throughout the late 1980s, I never once left the lot to see a show—a regret that I’ll take to the grave. Fast forward to the mid 1990s. Jerry Garcia had already passed away. I moved to San Francisco to play music with a band called Mover. We started off inspired by the Rolling Stones and then by the Byrds, which led me down the Gram Parsons rabbit hole. I was so obsessed with the Flying Burrito Brothers that I began hosting Sleepless Nights, an annual live tribute to Parsons. My roommate Jeremy was a Deadhead and turned me on to New Riders of the
SHE’S GOT BARS: Athens local and Atlanta native Ta’Sheia Shantel, aka Teezy the Tyrant, has a handful of tracks available for streaming, and once I found this out, that’s exactly what I did. Although the production occasionally leans too heavily on processing her vocals through various effects, these songs are total jams. She spits solidly biting bars on the propulsive “Work” and
AOXOMOXOA: One of a handful of albums you can judge by its cover, Aoxomoxoa plays like a living, breathing, growing organism unto itself. NASA should have put “St. Stephen” on that golden Voyager record, because eventually the aliens are going to want to know what was so great about the Grateful Dead. EUROPE ’72: Having never seen them live, Europe ’72 was my first live listening experience, and it contains my favorite version of “Morning Dew.” It was also Pigpen’s last stand, but getting Keith and Donna Jean Godchaux added to the lineup almost made up for losing him. CORNELL 5/8/77: Any diehard Deadhead will tell you that “Betty Board” tapes—live recordings from an awesome soundboard owned and operated by Betty CantorJackson—are the best quality. Most will also claim that this Cornell show is one of the top five examples of the Dead at its musical peak. That makes it a must-have for ardent fans as well as newcomers. f
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WELCOME HOME: By the time you read this, Georgia Dish Boys will be back from tour and presumably road-tight. They’ll be displaying their might at the 40 Watt Club on Saturday, Aug. 3, so go challenge ’em, or something. Also on the bill are the expanded lineup of Love My Truck, the under-praised but supremely talented Joe Cat and James Aurelio, aka longtime Athens musician Jim Wilson. Honestly, 75% of this whole show is a real tear-inmy-beer situation, so start crying. Doors are at 9 p.m., and the show starts at 10. For Aurelio, you’re gonna have to search Spotify, but for everyone else, you can get up to speed at joecatmusic.bandcamp. com, georgiadishboys.bandcamp.com, and lovemytruck. bandcamp.com.
“Perkiana,” swings through honey-sweet R&B on “My Last” and “Mind Games” and waxes reflective and respectfully on “Mother Superior (Peace of Mind).” This is the best tip to new tunes I got all week, so it’s only fair I tip y’all to these songs, too. Check her out at soundcloud.com/user54592684, and be a pal at facebook.com/ TaSheiaShantel.
FOR THE COMMUNITY: Amplify Athens, presented by Amplify My Community, will happen again this year at The Foundry. The event spans two nights—Friday, Aug. 2 and Saturday, Aug. 3—and tickets are available at amplifymycommunity.org. The whole thing is a benefit for Family ConnectionCommunities in Schools of Athens. Featured performers are Muscle Shoals, AL’s Dylan LeBlanc on Friday and Shawn Mullins with Athens native Mike Killeen on Saturday. Mullins, of course, needs zero introduction, and the other two don’t really, either, but to satisfy your curiosity, you can check out mikekilleen.com and dylanleblanc.com.
RELATED: As detailed on p. 9, AthFactor Entertainment has been running First Tuesday at The World Famous for a few years now. For the next edition, happening Tuesday, Aug. 6, they’re opening it up a little to include and recognize some up-and-comers from the Atlanta scene. To this end, attendees will be treated to performances by the aforementioned Shantel, as well as rap collective Visibly Inflight (Marietta), Michael Myerz (Atlanta), Paid in AmeriKKKa (Atlanta emcee J-Koop and producer Last Name Good) and Northeast Atlanta’s john.AVERAGE. Other features of this night’s bill are the ongoing Beat Wars battle series, selector Chief Rocka and a midnight cypher, in which all are invited to join. For more information, see facebook. com/athfactor.
WHAT WE GOT: For real, y’all, I get pumped when local folks start getting their solid due from out-of-town people and event organizers. So, even though this one is still about six weeks away, let me tell you about Asheville, NC’s RADFest. This allages event takes place at The Grey Eagle Sept. 14–15. If you look on the festival website, you’ll not only see a mind-boggling list of rules concerning prohibited items you’d never think could be an issue—Wagons? Stuffed animals? Inflatable couches?—you’ll also see that Athens’ own WesdaRuler, Monsoon and Seline Haze are on the lineup. Headliners for the fest are Philadelphia’s Ivy Sole and Boston’s Palehound. And, of course, there are loads of cool acts filling this whole thing out. Dig around at radfestavl.com, and check it out. f
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UPTOWN: Is Chuck’s Fish (220 W. Broad St. 706-395-6611) yet another Alabama encroachment upon the Classic City? It is, indeed, and it’s even out of Tuscaloosa, which might make a difference for you. Owned by the same restaurant group that operates Five Bar, the American Lunch food truck and a whole bunch of places that haven’t made it here yet, it’s surprisingly ritzy for being located in the former Greyhound station. The interior has been redone pretty well, with some attention paid to the good bones of the building and a whole lot of fancy light fixtures. It is quickly evident that Chuck’s is not a quick-service fish shack. The tables are largely populated by the golf-shirt set, partially because they can afford to eat there. It’s not hard to spend $100, or close to it, per person, depending on your appetite and how many swanky cocktails you consume. How’s the food? It’s pretty good, but not super adventurous or trendy. Call it the flip side of Seabear, which is still underpriced for how consistently good it is. Fish of the day is market priced, and you could end up with a couple of options. You can then Chuck’s Fish pick from a few different preparations, including one with somewhat soupy artichokes and a rice side that’s billed as risotto but definitely isn’t. (It does have a nice, subtle, tea-like floral taste to it, though.) Other options are “bronzed”—defined as “lightly blackened,” but more like browned in a pan—with a light sprinkling of roasted corn relish and a well-fried grits cake, grilled with lemon-caper cream and rice pilaf, sautéed with tarragon cream and
dirty rice, or “parmadine” with crab, parmesan and roasted almonds. Expect to pay between $30–$40 for a nice piece of fish—e.g., tilefish or grouper, nothing super exotic, everything from Destin, FL—well cooked, that could use a slightly heavier hand with the seasoning, and a vegetable of the day. Nothing that comes out of the kitchen is world-rocking, but everything is competent. Scallops are sweet and meaty. There are non-fish options, too, but they seem beside the point. Among the appetizers, the kimchi brussels sprouts are good stuff: halved, seared—not crispy, despite their description as “flash fried”—and lightly dressed with a cilantro aioli, lardons hiding here and there. They’re an example of appropriate restraint, not overpowering a vegetable that has plenty of flavor on its own with a newly and temporarily hip ingredient. The crispy oysters may not
be worth $17, but they’re similarly well crafted, with the promised “soy glaze drizzle” thankfully barely perceptible and the housemade hot sauce better than expected. There is also a sushi bar, as at Five Bar, but this one has significantly more choices. If you’re looking to continue in the vein of the restaurant’s strengths, you could get the “Hey Baby” roll, which incorporates fried fish of the day
into the middle of a roll so wide in diameter it can be hard to get your jaws around it. It may be too large, but it’s also not too complicated, and it doesn’t rely on mayo and sugar. The “Black Dragon,” with soft-shell crab, green onions, cucumber, spicy sauce, eel, avocado and a sweet soy reduction, is undermined by the soy reduction, which prevents you from tasting the naturally sweet crab. The bar does some nice cocktails, including the Greyhound (Belle Isle ruby red moonshine, lime, grapefruit oleo, grapefruit juice) and the Palomino (Camarena silver tequila, lime, Stiegl grapefruit radler, Tajin rim), both of which play on the Paloma. There are things to explore there, and the recipes are people-pleasing, not aggressively bitter. Are your parents in town? Maybe you should let them take you. Chuck’s is open 4–10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 4–11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Park on the street or in one of the downtown decks. DOWNTOWN(ISH): Lickin’ Chicken (377 Oak St., 706850-6722), in the former Church’s, is a world removed from Chuck’s. It doesn’t even have a dining room. You can order and sit in one of the few chairs to wait in a space that has been cutened up, or you can drive through. But it, too, is a small chain filling a niche. Want a fast lunch with a few pieces of fried tilapia, some french fries, a hypersweet strawberry lemonade and maybe one of the giant brownies the restaurant makes? You can get it in a hurry and not spend too much. The restaurant’s rice, full of vegetables and what looks like but almost certainly isn’t quinoa, is tasty and feels healthy. The fried okra is tasty and definitely does not feel healthy. There are wings in various flavors (smallish, fine), chicken tenders (smallish, not that good), sandwiches, salads, combo meals for families, strawberry shortcake that doesn’t feel corporate and salads, should you need some roughage. Lickin’ Chicken ain’t fancy, but not everything needs to be. It’s open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. and Sunday from 12–8 p.m., and it doesn’t serve booze. f
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Georgia Museum of Art · 7 p.m. · FREE! Screening as part of the Deep Blue Sea Film Series inspired by artist Rebecca Rutstein’s exhibition “Out of the Darkness,” the independent documentary film Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch visits the ever-expanding trash vortex currently pulling debris from three continents. Journalist and filmmaker Angela Sun sets out to interview scientists, researchers and environmentalists who are working to understand the consequences out-of-control plastic consumption has had on marine life and humans. The series, which has also screened Chasing Coral and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou so far, will conclude with The Adventures of Zack and Molly on Saturday, Aug. 3. [JS]
Tuesday 30 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Annelies Mondi, deputy director and in-house curator of the exhibition, will give a special tour. 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum. org EVENTS: Downtown Culinary Showcase (Athens City Hall) Discover a variety of vendors selling everything from sweets, jewelry, Jamaican food, flavored vinegar, loose leaf teas, vegan cupcakes and more. A portion of proceeds help support the Culinary Kitchen of Athens, a shared commercial kitchen to help small local businesses. Every Tuesday. 4–7 p.m. www.culinarykitchenofathens.com EVENTS: Seat in the Shade Closing Event (Hendershot’s
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Nowhere Bar · 8 p.m. Lyndon House Arts Center · 2 p.m. · FREE! English musicians Amelia Fletcher and Visually harmonious through their use Rob Pursey have performed together for of explosive color, each of the women in more than three decades, as founding “Raucous” explore power structures and members of Oxford twee-pop sensation gender dynamics in their environments. Talulah Gosh and its similarly oriented Kelly Boehmer creates hand-sewn sculpsuccessor, Heavenly, plus later groups tures that are simultaneously alluring and Marine Research and Tender Trap. Now, grotesque despite their feminine details, Fletcher and Pursey tour and record as while Jaime Bull uses repurposed mateThe Catenary Wires, a project inspired rials to build soft sculptures that sparkle by the couple’s move to the countryside and shine. Through painting, Christina and journey into parenthood. The group, Foard examines the tabletop as an arena which released an engaging full-length, for relationship dynamics, while Vivian Til the Morning, in June, recently wrapped Liddell reverses the male gaze through up a full-band UK jaunt and hits Athens nude figure painting, and Erin McIntosh for one of only two stateside dates in an reflects on bodily microcosms through intimate duo format. Local favorites Lydia abstracted biomorphic forms. The artists Brambila and Avery Leigh’s Night Palace will discuss their work in celebration of open Friday’s show. [Gabe Vodicka] the exhibition’s closing. [Jessica Smith]
Coffee Bar) This finale event features Melisa (Misha) Cahnmann-Taylor and The Teacher Poets including Sydney Clifton, Susan Lane, Traci Snipes, Ming Sun and other language educators who have been working on their own poems and becoming experienced poetry teachers. 5:30–7:00 p.m. FREE! www. teachersactup.com EVENTS: Democratic Debate Watch Party (Multiple Locations) Join Athens-area Democrats to watch the debates. July 30 at Little Kings Shuffle Club & July 31 at Little Italy. 7:00 p.m. FREE! www. clarkedemocrats.com EVENTS: American Red Cross Blood Drive (ACC Library) Eat iron-rich foods and drink non-caffeinated fluids before donating. Make an appointment online. 2–7 p.m. www.redcrossblood.org
EVENTS: Computer Class: Voice Assistants and Smart Home Devices (ACC Library) Learn how to set up an Amazon Echo and Google Home and the voice commands used to get news, weather, podcasts, recipes and more. Also learn about smart home devices such as smart outlets and smart lightbulbs. 10–11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary. org/athens GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) General trivia hosted by Jacob and Wes. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 GAMES: Trivia (Starland Pizzeria and Pub) Test your trivia knowledge. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-8773
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GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) Hosted by James Majure. 6 p.m. FREE! www. therookandpawn.com GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2301 College Station Road) Every Tuesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/blindpigtavern GAMES: Johnny’s Trivia (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Classic City Trivia hosts Terrapin-sponsored trivia. Win house cash and prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1515 GAMES: Trivia (The Office Sports Bar and Grill) Play to win. Every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-521-5898 KIDSTUFF: Watercolor Constellations (Bogart Library) Enjoy a basic watercolor class and learn to paint the night sky. Grades 6-12. Registration required. 6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart
Caledonia Lounge · 8 p.m. · $7–9 Gringo Star has been a staple of the Atlanta music scene for 10 years now, electrifying audiences with occasionally psychedelic dives into the garage-rock deep end. The group is marking this anniversary with its first live album, Controlled Burn, which was recorded at The Earl in East Atlanta Village in late 2018. Featuring a smattering of both the band’s standout tracks and some lesser-known numbers from its five-album catalog, the record puts Gringo Star’s sultry swagger at the fore, with an excited Atlanta audience playing backup. Experience the whole thing yourself this Saturday night at the Caledonia Lounge, with additional sets from Nuclear Wintour and Outersea. [Andy Barton]
KIDSTUFF: Toddler Time (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Songs, rhymes, books and educational play. 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/madison KIDSTUFF: Just Add Glitter! (ACC Library) Help celebrate the end of summer and a new school year with glitter crafts. For children ages 3-11. 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens KIDSTUFF: Indie Crafternoon (Oconee County Library) An afternoon of crafting, creativity, and snacks held every other Tuesday. This week’s craft is galaxy magnets. Grades 6–12. 3–5 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/oconee 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! www.athenslibrary.org
KIDSTUFF: STEAM Storytime (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Listen to stories related to STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. 2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/ madison KIDSTUFF: Crafternoon at the Library (Oconee County Library) Drop in for a fun, self-directed “Make it and Take it” craft. Check the Oconee County Library Children’s Section Facebook page to see what craft is being made. All ages welcome. 2:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! www. facebook.com/OconeeLibrary LECTURES & LIT: The Real Anne Lister (Avid Bookshop, Prince Ave.) The Real Anne Lister: Queer Champion or Cavalier Snob? is about the life, triumphs and controversies of Anne Lister, a woman often considered to be the first mod-
ern lesbian. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. avidbookshop.com
Wednesday 31 CLASSES: CREATE! Studio for Adults (Bogart Library) The craft for this week is DIY lotion and soaps. 3–4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/bogart CLASSES: Rain Barrel Workshop (ACC Planning Department Auditorium) Learn how to build, install and maintain a rain barrel. Each registered participant will leave the workshop with a free barrel to install at home. Register in advance. 3:30-4:30 p.m. & 5:30-6:30 p.m. FREE! athensclarkecounty.com/ stormwater EVENTS: Democratic Debate Watch Party (Multiple Locations) See Tuesday listing for full description. July 30 at Little Kings Shuffle Club & July 31 at Little Italy. 7:00 p.m. FREE! clarkedemocrats.com EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) Vendors offer local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, live music and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market. 4–7 p.m. FREE! www. athensfarmersmarket.net EVENTS: Tomato Dinner (Five & Ten) Hugh Acheson and his team created a menu of six tomato-centric dishes alongside beverage pairings. 5–11 p.m. $100. www.fiveandten. com/the-tomato-dinner EVENTS: Tap that ATH (Terrapin Beer Co.) Athens Appreciation Week includes daily specials. Half off all pints on July 31. Trivia, cooler giveaway and discounts for National IPA Day on Aug. 1. Half off Terrapin tasters on Aug. 2. Merch discounts and giveaways on Grateful Day on Aug. 3. July 31–Aug. www.terrapinbeer.com EVENTS: Where’s Waldo in the ATH? Party (Avid Bookshop, Five Points) Where’s Waldo in the ATH? is a contest in which miniature Waldos were hidden in local businesses around town. Prizes will be drawn for contestants who found at least 20 of the 25 hidden Waldos during the month of July. 6:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com EVENTS: National Mutt Day Pawty (The Foundry) The Athens Area Humane Society hosts a celebration of mutts with adoptable dogs, food and drink specials, and a screening of The Secret Life of Pets. 6 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ athenshumane GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2440 W. Broad St.) Compete for prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! www.fullcontacttrivia.wordpress.com GAMES: Nerd Trivia (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www.grindhouseburgers.com GAMES: Trivia (Craft Public House) General trivia. Industry night. Cash house prizes. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. craftathens.com GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Every Wednesday. 6 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/willysmexicanaathens 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! www.sobrewco.com GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Saucehouse Barbeque) Gather a team and compete. 8 p.m. www. saucehouse.com 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: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 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: Karate Class (Oconee County Library) Ages three and up can build confidence with board breaking. Taught by AKF Karate. 2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/ oconee KIDSTUFF: End of Summer Reading Program Party (Oconee County Library) Celebrate the end of the summer reading program with prizes and games. Grades 6–12. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www. athenslibrary.org/oconee KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Children of all ages are
Registration required. 10–11 a.m. FREE! 770-725-9443 www.athenslibrary.org/bogart PERFORMANCE: Athens Showgirl Cabaret (Go Bar) Drag performances by local artists. 10:30 p.m. $3. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.athensshowgirlcabaret.com
Thursday 1 EVENTS: After the End PostApocalyptic Book Club (ACC Library) Are you a fan of post-apocalyptic and speculative fiction? Join the After the End book group the first Thursday of each month. Newcomers always welcome. 7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens EVENTS: Tap that ATH (Terrapin Beer Co.) See Wednesday listing for full description. July 31–Aug. www. terrapinbeer.com EVENTS: Fix Your Own Bike (BikeAthens) Get help fixing your
only. 2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee GAMES: Johnny’s Trivia (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Classic City Trivia hosts Terrapin-sponsored trivia. Win house cash and prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1515 LECTURES & LIT: Inclusive Book Club (Madison County Library, Danielsville) A facilitated book club for adults of all abilities. Members will be reading out loud and discussing The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. 1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison
Friday 2 COMEDY: First Friday Comedy (Veronica’s Sweet Spot) Local comedians perform the first Friday of every month. 8 p.m. $5. www. facebook.com/sweetspotathens EVENTS: Tap that ATH (Terrapin Beer Co.) See Wednesday listing for
needle. See Calendar Pick on p. 12. 2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623 CLASSES: Introduction to Aikido Workshop (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) Aikido is an alternative martial art that deals with aggression in a non-violent way using knowledge of body mechanics and mental focus. Ages 15–80. 1–4 p.m $30. www.everybodysaikido.com EVENTS: Water Customer Appreciation Day (ACC Water Business Office) Celebrate water in its frozen form with free shaved ice from Kona Ice. 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE! email@example.com EVENTS: Nature’s Trading Post (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Trade objects you have found in nature for points or other natural objects in the collection. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/sandycreeknaturecenter EVENTS: Symposium (Akademia Brewing Co.) Vendors, games, activities, a silent auction, live
“Muskie Fishermen” by Marie Bleck is on view in “Women of the WPA” at the Georgia Museum of Art through Sunday, Sept. 8. invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday. 7 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/athens KIDSTUFF: Preschool Storytime (ACC Library) Attendees will share books, songs, puppets and rhymes. Ages 1.5–5. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens KIDSTUFF: Happy Birthday, Harry Potter (Oconee County Library) Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with crafts and a scavenger hunt. 3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/ oconee KIDSTUFF: Ice Cream Day (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Learn about dairy products and enjoy homemade ice cream at the library with the Madison County Farm Bureau. 2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison KIDSTUFF: Mother Goose on the Loose (Bogart Library) This special storytime is designed to promote parental bonding and early learning in babies ages 0–24 months.
bike from experts so you’re safe to ride. 6–8:30 p.m. $10 (suggested). www.bikeathens.org EVENTS: Ladies Night in the Winery (Boutier Winery & Inn) Ladies are invited out for wine, food and line dancing. 6:30-10 p.m. $15. www.boutierwinery.com FILM: Deep Blue Sea Film Series: Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Georgia Museum of Art) In this independent documentary film, journalist and filmmaker Angela Sun travels to uncover the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption. See Calendar Pick on p. 12. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum. org GAMES: Music Trivia (Saucehouse Barbeque) Meet at the bar for a round of trivia. 8 p.m. FREE! www. facebook.com/saucehousebbq GAMES: Goodtime Games (Oconee County Library) Scrabble, cards, dominos, Yahtzee! and more. Adults
full description. July 31–Aug. www. terrapinbeer.com THEATER: Moonlight Cabaret (Moonlight Theater) A wild, absurd night full of fantasy, beauty and laughter. This show features internationally award-winning comedians and clowns like Michael Burgos and Nicholas Hemerling, local dancers and acrobats. 8–9 p.m. $8–14. www. moonlighttheatercompany.com
Saturday 3 ART: Opening Reception (Oconee County Library) Meet artists of “Abandoned Rural America” and enjoy refreshments. 3–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee ART: Artist Talks: Raucous (Lyndon House Arts Center) In “Raucous,” artists Kelly Boehmer, Christina Foard, Jaime Bull and Vivian Liddell and Erin McIntosh push boundaries and challenge perspectives through their work in color, fiber, brush and
music by local artist Chyann Rose, food specials and lots of great beer. All proceeds from the auction and a portion of beer sales will be donated to the Extra Special People organization. 1–4 p.m. FREE! www. akademiabc.com EVENTS: Tap that ATH (Terrapin Beer Co.) See Wednesday listing for full description. July 31–Aug. www. terrapinbeer.com EVENTS: Handmade from the Heart (Hip Gallery) This second annual folk art pop-up exhibition is an opportunity to meet and purchase pieces from folk artists near and far. Featuring work from the likes of Marion Coleman, Celena Schoen, Tex Crawford, Peter Loose and many more. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www. hipvintagehandmade.com EVENTS: Grateful Day (Terrapin Beer Co.) Celebrate Jerry’s birthday with a tie dye station, food by Rasche’s Jamaican and live music. Proceeds benefit All God’s Children. All Day. www.terrapinbeer.com
EVENTS: Grand Re-Opening and Back to School Bash (AKF Athens Martial Arts) A day full of martial arts, bounce houses, snacks, board breaking and a colored belt test. 9 a.m.–6 p.m. $10. instructor@ akfathens.com EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) The market hosts around 45 vendors, children’s activities, cooking demos and live music. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net EVENTS: West Broad Farmers Market (West Broad Market Garden) WBFM offers a wide-variety of fresh and locally-sourced produce, hot food, handmade crafts, and other functional goods as well as entertainment, activities, and educational workshops. The WBFM is an inclusive space for cross-cultural and inter-generational engagement. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org FILM: Deep Blue Sea Film Series: The Adventures of Zack and Molly (Georgia Museum of Art) This new, three-part video series is about an unlikely duo exploring the deep ocean. It is produced by Samantha Joye, UGA Athletic Association Professor of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Marine Sciences, and filmaker Jim Toomey. 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum. org FILM: Afternoon Movies (ACC Library) Space-themed movies include Galaxy Quest (12 p.m.) and Interstellar (2:30 p.m.). 12–5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/ athens GAMES: Shadowrun RPG (Tyche’s Games) Visit Seattle in 2071, when magic and megacorps clash. Free but space is limited. 12 p.m. FREE! www.tychesgames.com KIDSTUFF: KinderGarden Club (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Fun garden-themed activities and crafts for all ages. 2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/ madison LECTURES & LIT: Book Signing (Avid Bookshop, Prince Ave.) Erica Witsell celebrates the release of her book, Give. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. avidbookshop.com OUTDOORS: Naturalist’s Walks (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Join naturalists on their quest to discover the beauty of summer. 10-11 a.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/sandycreeknaturecenter THEATER: Moonlight Cabaret (Moonlight Theater) See Friday listing for full description. 8–9 p.m. $8–14. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com
Sunday 4 EVENTS: Athenspets Adoption Day & Boo-le-Bark Kickoff (Southern Brewing Company) A day full of trivia and pets. Dogs will be available for adoption from the Athens-Clarke County Animal Control shelter along with information on the annual Boo-le-Bark costume contest, parade and carnival held in October. 4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athenspets.net FILM: Sunday Cinema (Oconee County Library) Watch a 1969 thriller featuring Gene Hackman and Gregory Peck. Popcorn provided. For adults. 3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee GAMES: Trivia (Southern Brewing Company) General trivia hosted by Solo Entertainment. House prizes and discounted tabs. 5-7 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com k continued on next page
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THE CALENDAR! GAMES: Rockin’ Roll Bingo (Starland Pizzeria and Pub) Play to win. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-613-8773 GAMES: Open Play (Tyche’s Games) All are welcome to join in. 12:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! www.tychesgames.com
Monday 5 EVENTS: Big Ball Fore All Golf Tournament (The Georgia Club) Brothers Josh and Aaron Murray partner with Extra Special People to host the Big Ball Fore All Golf Tournament, an event to help raise the remaining funds required to build a fully-accessible baseball field for people of all abilities to enjoy. 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. $250. extraspecialpeople.com/big-ball EVENTS: Coffee and Conversation (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Enjoy coffee and chat with neighbors. This program is free and open to all ages and abilities. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef ’O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Rock and Roll Trivia (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Get a team together and show off your extensive music knowledge. Hosted by Jonathan Thompson. 9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub GAMES: Geeks Who Drink Trivia (Highwire Lounge) Test your general knowledge for prizes. 8–10 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com GAMES: Trivia (Craft Public House) Terrapin-sponsored trivia hosted by Shelton Sellers of Classic City Trivia. Win house cash and terrific Terrapin prizes. 7 p.m. FREE! www. craftathens.com KIDSTUFF: Preschool Pals (Bogart Library) Preschool-aged children will learn social and language skills through songs, stories and crafts. Ages almost 3–almost 5. 11:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart KIDSTUFF: Monday Funday (Bogart Library) Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will receive pointers for building literacy and language skills. 10:15 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart KIDSTUFF: 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: First Day of School Welcome Back Party (ACC Library) See old friends and make some new ones. Games and snacks galore. 4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens PERFORMANCE: Gorgeous George’s Improv League (The Globe) Local improvisors invent scenes on the spot and compete for the coveted screaming chicken. Every Monday upstairs. 9 p.m. FREE! www.krakinjokes.com
Tuesday 6 ART: Artful Conversations (Georgia Museum of Art) Join Emily HogrefeRibeiro for a closer look at and conversation about “Blue Lady” by Amalia Amaki 2 p.m. FREE! www. georgiamuseum.org
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CLASSES: Computer Class: Google Photos (ACC Library) Registration required. 10–11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org/athens EVENTS: Open House (Multiple Locations) The Athens Neighborhood Health Center celebrates National Health Centers Week with free health screenings. Aug. 6, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (402 McKinley Dr.). Aug. 8, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (675 College Ave.). athensneighborhoodhealth.com EVENTS: Downtown Culinary Showcase (Athens City Hall) Discover a variety of vendors selling everything from sweets, jewelry, Jamaican food, flavored vinegar, loose leaf teas, vegan cupcakes and more. A portion of proceeds help support the Culinary Kitchen of Athens, a shared commercial kitchen to help small local businesses. Every Tuesday. 4–7 p.m. www.culinarykitchenofathens.com GAMES: Trivia (The Office Sports Bar and Grill) Play to win. Every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-521-5898 GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) See Tuesday listing for full description. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561
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! www.athenslibrary.org LECTURES & LIT: Bogart Bookies Book Club (Bogart Library) Discuss Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. 1–2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart MEETINGS: Moms Demand Action (ACC Library) Join to honor mothers who are victims and survivors of gun violence. This meeting’s topic is preventing school gun violence. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE! www. momsdemandaction.org PERFORMANCE: Tuesday Tunes (Georgia Center for Continuing Education) A live series featuring new groups and fresh music each month. All musicians are students or TAs at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. 5:30 p.m. FREE! hotel.uga.edu
Wednesday 7 EVENTS: Birth, Baby & Mama Care Fair (ACC Library) Meet local professionals from local businesses like midwives, doulas, massage therapists, pediatricians, photographers and more. 5–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.reblossomathens.com
prizes include tab discounts. 7–9 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com GAMES: Shadowfist Power Lunch (Tyche’s Games) Learn to play the Shadowfist Dynamic Card Game. 11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-354-4500, www.tychesgames.com GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) See Wednesday listing for full description. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 KIDSTUFF: Friendship Bracelets (ACC Library) Rock those school colors or weave your own style with a new friendship bracelet for yourself or a friend. 4:30 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/athens LECTURES & LIT: Word of Mouth Poetry (The Globe) Open mic poetry readings featuring Paul Cunningham. 8 p.m. FREE! www. facebook.com/athenswordofmouth LECTURES & LIT: Anime Club (Oconee County Library) Meet with other fans of anime and manga to discover books, shows, movies, snacks, art, and Japanese culture. Grades 6-12. 6-8 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/oconee MEETINGS: KACCB Board Meeting (Synovus, 150 W. Hancock Ave.) The KACCB board of directors meets monthly to discuss community beautification projects
Go Bar 9 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609 LITTLE MAZARN Austin, TX project inspired by primitive folk and ambient music. ATHENS MIDDLE EAST ORCHESTRA Local ensemble plays traditional and experimental music from the Middle East, featuring exotic instruments and fiery improvisation. ANNIE LEETH Local experimental violinist and multi-instrumentalist composer. MICHAEL POTTER Local guitarist creates a blend of ambient folk and psychedelic songs and soundscapes.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $15. www.hendershotscoffee. com HOUSE OF WATERS World-music powerhouse led by hammered dulcimer player Max ZT. JONATHAN SCALES FOURCHESTRA Steel-pan jazz fusion group from Asheville, NC
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.
Big City Bread Cafe 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0029 FOURTH MANSIONS Insightful, strange, sweet, melancholic, darkly humorous songs from former Glands drummer Joe Rowe. Blind Pig Tavern 7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4919 (College Station Road location) LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.
Locos Grill & Pub 6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location) LUCKY JONES Rockin’ rhythm and blues from this popular Athensbased band.
Thursday 1 Big City Bread Cafe 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0029 OLD RED Local trio playing a mix of covers and original indie-folk pieces. Caledonia Lounge 8:30 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20). www. caledonialounge.com BEAST MODE Local groove/thrashmetal band that offers “the heaviest metal in the city.” FRIENDSHIP COMMANDERS Melodic punk group from Nashville, TN. EL CHUPASKABRA Self-styled “Mexican/gringo ska-punk” band from Athens and Atlanta. ACTUS REUS Atlanta-based metalcore band. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com UNWED SAILOR Long-running instrumental band led by Oklahoma musician Johnathon Ford. The Foundry 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com THE GEORGIA HEALERS Longrunning Athens-based jump blues band.
House of Waters plays Hendershot’s Coffee Bar on Wednesday, July 31. GAMES: Trivia (Starland Pizzeria and Pub) Test your trivia knowledge. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-8773 GAMES: Lunch and Learn Games (Tyche’s Games) Learn some new games on your lunch hour. 11:30 a.m. www.tychesgames.com GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) See Tuesday listing for full description. 6 p.m. FREE! www.therookandpawn.com GAMES: Johnny’s Trivia (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Classic City Trivia hosts Terrapin-sponsored trivia. Win house cash and prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1515 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) See Tuesday listing for full description. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/blindpigtavern GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) See Tuesday listing for full description. 8 p.m. FREE! www. locosgrill.com KIDSTUFF: Toddler Time (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Songs, rhymes, books and educational play. 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/madison
EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) See Wednesday listing for full description. 4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) See Wednesday listing for full description. 8 p.m. FREE! www.fullcontacttrivia.wordpress.com GAMES: Trivia (Craft Public House) See Wednesday listing for full description. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www. craftathens.com GAMES: Nerd Trivia (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www.grindhouseburgers.com GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) See Wednesday listing for full description. 6 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/willysmexicanaathens GAMES: Cornhole Tournament (Saucehouse Barbeque) Gather a team and compete. 8 p.m. www. saucehouse.com GAMES: Beer Goggles Trivia (Southern Brewing Company) Walter Lane hosts this weekly trivia. Teams can have up to 10 players, and
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LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 30 The Foundry 8 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens. com EMERALD EMPIRE Popular wedding band specializing in party-pop favorites. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com DAGMAR VORK Athens-based indiepop group with a crisp, warm sound. SUPERPUPPET Eclectic local project led by musician Grafton Tanner (Programs). ALEC STANLEY Athens-based singer-songwriter. THE SPOON DOGS Surfy garagerock group from Orlando, FL.
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. Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com ZETA Experimental punk band from Venezuela. CALICO VISION Athens-based melodic psychedelic pop group. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers’ keyboardist plays your favorite AM Gold, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs. On the Rooftop. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com NIGHT FEVER Scene veterans Jason and Ansley bring the yacht-rock vibes of a full band with a small footprint.
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. $4. www.georgiatheatre.com ROLLIN’ HOME Local Southern rock band. ADMIRAL RADIO Old-time Americana duo from Columbia, SC. THE HOBOHEMIANS Six-piece acoustic band performing American and European roots music of the 1910s–30s. Go Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com OLD SKOOL PRESENTS Jason Fuller leads a quartet through two sets of Motown, soul, R&B and funk tunes. Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. $3. 706-546-4742 ROCKSTEAD Reggae-rock band from Cincinatti, OH. Southern Brewing Company 5-10 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com KARAOKE Hosted every Thursday by DJ Gregory.
Terrapin Beer Co. 5 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com STEPHEN PIGMAN Funk, rock and Americana-influenced Florida singer-songwriter. Veronica’s Sweet Spot 7 p.m. FREE! facebook.com/sweetspotathens OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your creative talent.
Friday 2 Big City Bread Cafe 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0029 TJ WAYT One0man show playing an eclectic mix of rock, country, jazz, and pop tunes. Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18–20). www. caledonialounge.com MOTHERFUCKER Hard-hitting local math-rock trio. MULTICULT Noisy post-punk band from Baltimore. SUPER THIEF Noise-punk group from Texas. WALTZ Athens-based rock group with a heavy, noisy sound.
NUCLEAR WINTOUR New project from local musician Kimberly Sloan. OUTERSEA Athens-based psychedelic surf-rock five-piece. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com IMMATERIAL POSSESSION Darkly tinged local underground-pop project. REELS Garage-rock three-piece from St. Augustine, FL. 40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $6. www.40watt.com 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).
Highwire Lounge 11 p.m. $2 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to two different channels of music in your headphones. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 HUGHES TAYLOR BAND Energetic blues and classic rock outfit from Macon.
Sunday 4 ACC Library 3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org CATALPA Local instrumental world-fusion band with an eclectic, compelling sound.
O KEY Experimental pop project led by Art Contest’s Cole Monroe. DEAD NEIGHBORS Athens-based group playing punky, emotive garage-rock.
Boar’s Head Lounge 11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. Backline provided.
The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens. com HAYRIDE Long-running local threepiece rock band led by guitarist Kevin Sweeney. THE VOLTURES Local teenage new wave and power-pop band.
Caledonia Lounge 8 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www. caledonialounge.com SOCIAL CIRCLE Local lo-fi experimental lounge singer that aims “to turn the support group into a party.” DAGMAR VORK Athens-based indiepop group with a crisp, warm sound. ISLAND DAYS Electropop duo from New Orleans.
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com THE PINK STONES Rootsy local country-rock group led by songwriter Hunter Pinkston.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5. flickertheatreandbar.com DEAD VIBES ENSEMBLE Two-piece local sludge-metal band.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, shoegaze-inspired Southern rock. Nowhere Bar 8 p.m. 706-546-4742 THE CATENARY WIRES English indie-pop group led by musicians Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey. See Calendar Pick on p. 12. AVERY LEIGH’S NIGHT PALACE Ethereal indie-pop group fronted by former Athenian Avery Draut. LYDIA BRAMBILA Local singer plays sparse and haunting folk songs. Terrapin Beer Co. 5 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com ROB VINCENT & THE ACCENTS Atlanta-based band influenced by classic rock and folk.
Saturday 3 Boutier Winery & Inn 8:30 p.m. $10. www.boutierwinery.com HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Local band blending rock and country. Caledonia Lounge 8 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20). www. caledonialounge.com GRINGO STAR Atlanta-based indie rock quartet. Album release show! See Calendar Pick on p. 12.
Locos Grill & Pub 6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location) THE BACUPS Fun-loving cover band. Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/ NowhereBarAthens HIMALAYAN POOL PARTY Fourpiece rock band from Auburn, AL. Porterhouse Grill 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT Enjoy an evening of originals, improv and standards.
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The Foundry Amplify Athens. 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com DYLAN LEBLANC Louisiana-based singer-songwriter steeped in the alt-country tradition. JIM WHITE Winterville-based singer-songwriter with a canny lyrical style and a Southern gothic flair. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com CHECK THE SIGNS Uplifting local family band. 7 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com SARAH ZUNIGA Local singer-songwriter with a sweet, strong voice. SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band from Athens. On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com DRUNK MUMS Garage-punk band from Melbourne, Australia. PINKY DOODLE POODLE Highenergy rock from Athens via Tokyo.
THOM STRICKLAND Local experimental solo musician. TOM VISIONS Local artist playing post-mystical, psychedelic electronic music. DONNY KNOTTSVILLE Local hiphop artist combines modern and traditional rap styles.
Multicult plays the Caledonia Lounge on Friday, Aug. 2. LOVE MY TRUCK Twangy local rock band featuring members of Roadkill Ghost Choir. JOE CAT Local troubadour whose influences range from Steve Earle and Townes Van Zant to Johnny Cash. The Foundry Amplify Athens. 8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $23 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com SHAWN MULLINS Atlanta-based adult-alternative singer-songwriter known for hits like “Lullaby.” MIKE KILLEEN Americana singer-songwriter from Decatur. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. $3. www. georgiatheatre.com BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin fresh jams and old-school favorites. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 KNEELER New, noisy local punk band. THE DONKEES Local garage-skronk Monkees cover band. CHIP MCKENZIE Longtime local singer-songwriter performs country-inflected originals. BLAKE STEWART The leader of local band Tabloid plays a solo set. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 2 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com GIRLS ROCK CAMP SHOWCASE Female-identifying youth who have attended a weeklong day camp will perform original music created during that week.
Terrapin Beer Co. 3 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com LAURA RABELL Americana singer-songwriter from Nashville.
Monday 5 Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com THE PLEASURE POINT Local hip hop/noise-pop group led by songwriter Jacob Lake. MR. E Experimental project from local musician Ethan Lapaquette. ROSE HOTEL “Bedroom-rock” alter ego of Kentucky songwriter Jordan Reynolds. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! hendershotscoffee.com OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night most Mondays. Hosted by Larry Forte. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.
Tuesday 6 Caledonia Lounge 8 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www. caledonialounge.com FLORAL PRINT Shoegaze-influenced jangle-pop band.
BABY TONY & THE TEENIES Local band plays pop songs about wasting time and having crushes. KYLE CRAFT Garage-rock six-piece from Portland, OR. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 JOHN KIRAN FERNANDES Local musician playing ambient looped clarinet inspired by birdsong and Brian Eno. PETALBOAT New local experimental project.
MALEVICH Grind and metal group from Athens and Atlanta. SUNROT Doom-metal band from New Jersey. ARIEL ACKERLY Local noisemaker makes meditative loops from dulcimer and synthesizers. 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. FREE! www.40watt.com FOREVER ’78 Atlanta group playing pop and rock hits from 1978.
The World Famous 9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens FIRST TUESDAY A monthly hiphop showcase hosted by Montu Miller and Chief Rocka. Featuring Ta’Sheia Shantel, Visibly Inflight, Michael Myerz, Paid in AmeriKKKa, john.AVERAGE and more, including a cypher and beat battle. See story on p. 9.
Wednesday 7 Blind Pig Tavern 7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4919 (College Station Road location) LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.
The Foundry 7 p.m. FREE! thefoundryathens.com KIP JONES Local songwriter playing folk, rock, R&B and country covers and some of his own tunes. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers’ keyboardist plays your favorite AM Gold, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs. On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com MAMMABEAR Atlanta-based rootsrock group. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 BILLBOARD BAGGINS Athensbased experimental outfit.
8/8 JESS JOCOY (Flicker Theatre & Bar) 8/8 BLACK FLAG / THE LINECUTTERS (40 Watt Club) 8/8 TRIZ TROTTA (Georgia Theatre) 8/8 BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS / ANNABELLE CHAIRLEGS (Georgia Theatre) 8/8 BEDON (Georgia Theatre) 8/8 THE DAD BODS (Nowhere Bar) 8/9 DRUIDS / MANDIBLE RIDER / TORO (Caledonia Lounge) 8/9 MELISSA COLBERT-TAYLOR / JOHN KIRAN FERNANDES / JIM WILLINGHAM (Flicker Theatre & Bar) 8/9 CODY PARKS & THE DIRTY SOUTH / CHARLOTTE PIKE / DAWSON EDWARDS (40 Watt Club) 8/9 A HOT NIGHT IN GEORGIA / Hunter Grayson / Jason Ringenberg / the Simple Life Band / Heart of Pine / Boone Hood (The Foundry) 8/9 TODD TAYLOR & MIKE MOODY (G Brand BBQ) 8/9 PRINCE DANCE PARTY / DJ Mahogany / DJ Me Star / DJ Monogamy aka Doom II Hell on Earth / DJ Problematic for the People (Georgia Theatre) 8/9 INTERSTELLAR ECHOES (Georgia Theatre) 8/9 ANDREA & MUD / THE OUTLAW WOMEN BAND (Georgia Theatre) 8/9 CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX (Nowhere Bar) 8/9 RAMBLIN’ COUNTRY BAND (VFW) 8/10 WALTZ / CANDY COFFINS / TABLOID (Caledonia Lounge) 8/10 TEARS FOR THE DYING (Flicker Theatre & Bar) 8/10 ATHENS FACE/OFF (40 Watt Club) 8/10 TITO PUENTE JR. (The Foundry) 8/10 BOOTY BOYZ (Georgia Theatre) 8/10 THE DICTATORTOTS (Nowhere Bar) 8/11 THE LUCKY JONES (Cali ’N’ Tito’s Eastside) 8/11 JIM COOK (Terrapin Beer Co.) 8/12 PISTOLE / WINDBREAKER (Flicker Theatre & Bar) 8/13 FRANKIE & THE WITCH FINGERS / MCQQEEN / THRÜM (Caledonia Lounge) 8/13 HARLAN (Flicker Theatre & Bar) 8/13 STEPHEN KELLOGG / TYRONE WELLS / EMMANUELLE SASSON (The Foundry)
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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 Sept. 15. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.athensarts.org GET ARTISTIC GRANTS (Creature Comforts Brewery) Creature Comforts’ Get Artistic program offers grants for artists, nonprofit art organizations and DIY organizations. Read more and apply online. The deadline is Sept. 1 for artists and nonprofits. www.getcurious.com/ get-artistic/grants OPEN STUDIO MEMBERSHIP (Lyndon House Arts Center) Local artists can access studio facilities through a new open studio monthly membership program. Studios include ceramics, jewelry, painting, fiber, printmaking, photography and woodshop/sculpture studios. Up to 32 hours per week. $65/month or $175/three months. 706-613-3623, www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure
Auditions A BENCH IN THE SHADE (The Historic Crawford School, 325 Park Ave., Crawford) Arts! Oglethorpe is looking to fill one role in this three-person comedy. The open role is Roberto, 70s, good-looking ex-actor, speaks with a slight Italian
accent. Auditions are by individual appointment before August 7. Rehearsals, beginning in late September, will be scheduled around the cast’s schedules. Performances are planned for October 25–27. Call 706-540-0785
Classes AQUA AEROBICS (Memorial Park) Aqua aerobics is a low impact exercise program that features stretching, limbering and weight routines set to music in the pool. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6–7 p.m. and Saturdays, 10–11 a.m. $5/ class, $20/five classes. 706-6133580 ART CLASSES (KA Artist Shop) “Observational Drawing with Kendal Jacques” teaches foundational skills of drawing such as shading, measurement, chiaroscuro and composition. Mondays, Sept. 9–30, 6:30–8:30 p.m. $200. “Painting from Life with Kendal Jacques” covers the basics of naturalist stilllife oil painting by using techniques based on the methods of the Old Masters. Tuesdays, Sept. 10–Oct. 1, 6:30–8:30 p.m. $200. hello@ kaartist.com, www.kaartist.com CLASSES (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) “Gentle Nia,” Mondays at 1 p.m. “Oil Painting,” Mondays at 1:30 p.m. “Drawing,” Mondays at 6 p.m. “Community Coffeehouse,” Tuesdays from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. “Coffee with a Veteran,” Tuedays at
9 a.m. “Threadwork Crafting Club,” Tuesdays at 9 a.m. “SilverSneakers Stretch,” Wednesdays at 10 a.m. “SilverSneakers Yoga,” Wednedsays at 11 a.m. “Acrylic Painting,” Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. “Aikido,” Wednesdays at 2 p.m. “Zumba,” Wednesdays at 6 p.m. “Belly Dance,” Wednesdays at 7 p.m. “Mah Jongg,” Thursdays at 1 p.m. 706-742-0823, email@example.com, www.wintervillecenter.com DANCE MOVEMENT (Nimbl) Nimbl is a dance movement studio and performance space that offers classes for kids, teens and adults. Open house Aug. 10. New season of classes begins Aug. 12. 706-8502623, www.nimblathens.com IYENGAR YOGA (Nimbl) Chet Thomas CIYT teaches Iyengar yoga every Wednesday, 5:45–7 p.m. $15–18. www.nimblathens.com MOMMY & ME YOGA (Athens YWCO) This course is for mothers and babies to build strength and flexibility. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. Aug. 13–Sept. 19. $90/six classes. www.ywco.org MOSAIC ART CLASSES (Corazon Mosaics Studio, 200 Northcrest Dr.) Weekend mosaic classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Visit website for upcoming dates. $150. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.corazonmosaics.com SALSA CLASSES (Dancefx) Learn how to salsa dance. No partner required. Salsa and Bachata every Tuesday, 6 p.m. (beginners), 6:45 p.m. (intermediate/advanced). $10. www.dancefx.org
art around town AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Susan Pelham’s collages are inspired by Magic Realism and storytelling. Through September. ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) New paintings by Mary Porter, Greg Benson, Chatham Murray, Lana Mitchell and more. ART ON THE SIDE GALLERY AND GIFTS (17 N. Main St., Watkinsville) A gallery featuring works by various artists in media including ceramics, paintings and fused glass. ATHENS AREA UROLOGY (2142 W. Broad St., Building 200, Suite 200) “Skies and Space” features paintings and silk dye pours by Margaret Agner. ATHENS LATINO CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND SERVICES (445 Huntington Rd., #120) See 20 paintings by Stanley Bermudez. BENDZUNAS GLASS (89 W. South Ave., Comer) The family-run studio has been creating fine art glass for almost 40 years. CITY OF WATKINSVILLE (Downtown Watkinsville) “Public Art Watkinsville: A Pop-up Sculpture Exhibit” consists of sculptures placed in prominent locations around downtown. Artists include Benjamin Lock, William Massey, Stan Mullins, Robert Clements, Harold Rittenberry and Joni Younkins-Herzog. • “Artscape Oconee: The Monuments of Artland” features a total of 20 paintings on panels installed around town. Artists include Claire Clements, Peter Loose, Andy Cherewick, Lisa Freeman, Manda McKay and others. 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. CREATURE COMFORTS BREWERY (271 W. Hancock Ave.) “Broadside Exhibition Project: Verse 2” is a collaborative exhibition that paired visual artists with writers to create illustrated poems. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Annelie Klein and Donna Laymon. Through July. • Artwork by Will Lecorchick. Aug. 4–31. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Spotlight 2019” features prints by Columbus-based artist Elizabeth McFalls and paintings by Maggie Davis and Jeanne Ann Davidson.
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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 amandawhitsel.com WINE CLASSES (Normal School of Wine at J’s Bottle Shop) “Wine 101: Understanding Acidity in Wine.” Aug. 7, 6:30–8 p.m. $25. “The OneHour Wine Geek.” Aug. 8, 6:30–8 p.m. $25. 706-353-8881, www. jsbottleshop.com YOGA (Shakti Yoga Athens) Power yoga is a vigorous practice in a heated 85 degree space that facilitates the union of breath and movement. Classes include Shakti Strength, Yinpower, Hip Hop Flow and more. Check website for current schedule of classes. 706-850-7792, www.shaktiyogaathens.com YOGA CLASSES AT 5 POINTS (5 Points Yoga) “Yoga & the Practice of Thriving in Graduate School,” Aug. 18, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Sixthmonth yoga teacher training begins Sept. 5. Autumn Retreat in North Carolina, Sept. 27–29. “The Four Agreements authors at the Botanical Gardens,” Nov. 8–9. Classes include Slow Flow, Iyengar, Restorative, Yin, Power, Hot Yoga and beginners classes. athensfivepointsyoga.com
Kidstuff ART CLASSES (KA Artist Shop) “Art Club for Teens” and “Art Club Junior” cover subjects like dream catchers and moving flexagons. Check website for details and to register. www.kaartist.com CLASSES FOR PARENTS AND KIDS (reBlossom Mama Baby Shop) “Parent & Tot, Recycling
GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Our Town and Beyond: Works by Early Members of the Athens Art Association.” Through Aug. 11. • “Women of the WPA” features works by Lucienne Bloch, Marie Bleck, Marguerite Redman Dorgeloh, Helen Lundeberg, Minnetta Good and more. Through Sept. 8. • “Larger Than Life: Mural Studies” includes studies for murals, some of which were created as part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal programs. Through Sept. 8. • “Celebrating Heroes: American Mural Studies of the 1930s and 1940s from the Steven and Susan Hirsh Collection. Through Sept. 15. • “Color, Form and Light” showcases abstract works from the museum’s permanent collection or on long-term loan. Through Oct. 13. • “Out of the Darkness: Light in the Depths of the Sea of Cortez” is a solo exhibition by Rebecca Rutstein. Through Oct. 27. • “Storytelling in Renaissance Maiolica” offers a selection of tin-glazed earthenware produced in the duchy of Urbino, Italy, in the 16th Century. Through Jan. 5. 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. HEIRLOOM CAFE & FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Art educator Alice Pruitt presents a collection of works focusing on Southern architecture and landscapes. Currently on view through Aug. 26. HENDERSHOT’S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Chris Cane shares the “Nirvinyl Album Art Museum,” a rotating collection of vintage album cover art from the classic age of vinyl. Through Sept. 1. HIP VINTAGE AND HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) “Just Passing Through Earth” includes works by Leon Photographs of East and West. HOWARD’S (119 N. Jackson St.) New York-based artist Justin Adain creates three-dimensional shaped paintings, while local artist Samuel Stabler presents drawings and cut paper pieces. JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) “No Way! Nineties” features colorful digital paintings by Xavier Watson. LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “Fountain” includes paintings by Melissa Brown and sculptures by Jaime Bull. Through Aug. 30. • “Ring Wren & Turtle” presents a series of small paintings by New York-based artist Adam Sipe. Through Aug. 30. • “Liberty” contains photographs by Athens-based photographer Brittainy Lauback that were taken during a fiveday vacation on the Carnival Liberty cruise ship. Through Aug. 30. LOWERY GALLERY (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Danielsville) The gallery celebrates “24 Years of Art” with Giclee prints, originals, photographs and sculptures by
Trot,” fourth Wednesday of the month, 10–11 a.m. “Crawlers & Toddlers Play Group,” Wednesdays, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. “Storytime,” Fridays, 10:30 a.m. “Finding Balance in Motherhood Postpartum Group Therapy,” Fridays, 12–1 p.m. “Mama-Baby Yoga,” Saturdays, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. “Prenatal Yoga,” Saturdays, 12–1 p.m. www. reblossomathens.com KIDS CLASSES (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Daily classes are offered in a range of art activities for various age groups. Visit website for descriptions and to register. www. treehousekidandcraft.com KIDS KARATE (Athens YWCO) This class introduces children to a variety of age appropriate karate techniques. Positive praise is used to build self-confidence, focus and the ability to learn. Ages 5–12. Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 12–Sept. 18, 4:30–5:30 p.m. bgalvin.wyco@ gmail.com, www.ywco.org KINDERSWIM (Multiple Locations) Five-year-olds can enroll in Kinderswim, a summer “learn to swim” program. Three sessions run over the summer through Aug. 2 and the program is held at all five pools. Participants will receive a free pool pass for the season. Register online. $33-50. www.accgov.com/aquatics SPLASH PAD (Multiple Locations) The Trail Creek Splash Pad will be open during regular hours now through Aug. 4, plus weekends Aug. 10–Sept. 2. $1/person. Pool passes $20–40. www.athensclarkecounty. com/splashpad
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. www.meetings.adultchildren.org AL-ANON 12 STEP (Multiple Locations) Recovery for people affected by someone else’s drinking. Meetings are held daily at various times and locations. 888-425-2666, www.ga-al-anon.org 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. athensaa.org 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. email@example.com 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, www.emotionsanonymous.org FEMPOWERMENT THERAPY GROUP (Oasis Counseling Center) This eight-week women’s empowerment group meets Thursdays 4:30–6 p.m. beginning Sept. 12. Register by Aug. 30. 706-543-3522, katy@ oasiscounselingcenter.com NAMI (Multiple Locations) “NAMI Connections” is a support group for adults living in recovery with mental illness. “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. at Presbyterian Church of Athens. 770225-0804. “NAMI Support Group” in Watkinsville meets second Monday of the month, 6:30–8 p.m. at Oconee Presbyterian Church. namihallga@ gmail.com, www.namihall.org REBLOSSOM SUPPORT GROUPS (reBlossom Mama Baby Shop) “Nannies & Nannas Play & Support Group,” Mondays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. “Breastfeeding Support
over 24 artists including Claire Clements, Ben Rouse, Peter Loose, Kip Ramey and more. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) Collections From Our Community presents Nena Gilreath’s collection of black Barbies. Through Aug. 17. • “Raucous” features work by Kelly Boehmer, Jaime Bull, Christina Foard, Vivian Liddell and Erin McIntosh. Through Aug. 3. • “A Century of Art: The Athens Art Association.” Through Aug. 15. • “Easement” features paintings of domestic interiors by Sarah Cowan White. Through Aug. 31. 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 (34 School St.) The 2019 OCAF Members Exhibition features works by over 165 artists who support the gallery. Through Aug. 16. • “aRtBiRds” is a collection of decorated muslin birds for sale to fund projects at OCAF. 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.) “Praying Aloud in Public: The Coleman Barks Collection” displays selected items from an archive of roughly 50,000 pages of manuscripts. Through Aug. 23. THE ROOK & PAWN (294 W. Washington St., Suite 300) Pop culture stencil art by Brian Brennenman. STEEL + PLANK (675 Pulaski St., Suite 200) Paintings by Andy Cherewick, Erin McIntosh, Emily Mann and Donna Mintz, plus textile art by Shirley Noland Chambliss and photography by Benjamin Galland. SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St., Building 100, Suite 100) Athens Art Association members Lola Gazda, Diane Tigue and Viviane Van Giesen celebrate the organizations 100th anniversary. 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.
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bellsouth.net. 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 SCANNING ONE-ON-ONE (ACC Library) Get help digitizing family heirlooms for lifelong preservation. Library staff is available to assist in working with documents, photos and slides. Registration required. Wednesdays through July, 2 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org/athens SPRING PROGRAMS (Rocksprings Community Center) Programs are offered in the arts, environmental science, recreation, sports, holiday events and more. For both adults and children. www.accgov.com/ leisure STORMWATER CALENDAR (Athens, GA) The ACC Stormwater staff is seeking photos of water and nature scenes from all around Athens to create a wall calendar. Submit photos by email with the name of the photographer and a description of where, when and why it was taken. Deadline Aug. 31. firstname.lastname@example.org TABLE TENNIS (East Athens Community Center) Table tennis games are held three times a week. All skill levels welcome. tabletennis email@example.com WHERE’S WALDO IN THE ATH? (Avid Bookshop, Prince Ave.) Through the month of July, look for Waldo at local businesses in this city-wide scavenger hunt. Check website for list of participating places. Win prizes. www.avidbook shop.com f
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seven-week cornhole league. The season begins Aug. 26. Ages 21 and up. www.cornholeatl.com FALL PROGRAMS (Athens, GA) Find information about art exhibits, classes, performances, sports, fitness programs, holiday events and other activities for adults and children in the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department’s fall program guide. Registration begins Aug. 3. www.athensclarkecounty. com/leisure FOSTER CAT STUDY (Athens, GA) Seeking people age 60 or older who live alone and don’t have any pets to participate in a study assessing the impact of feline companionship on mental and emotional health. Participants will select an indoor cat to foster from the Athens Area Humane Society or Campus Cats Rescue. Pet supplies are provided. 706-542-8310, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com 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. athenszen.org. Mindful Breath Sangha offers mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Sundays, 6:30–8 p.m. becky firstname.lastname@example.org. Dedicated Mindfulness Practitioners meets at the Griffin-Dubose Healing Lodge every Saturday, 8:30 a.m. jasey email@example.com. 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@
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Instant cash is now being paid for good vinyl records & CDs in fine condition. Wuxtry Records, at corner of Clayton & College Dwntn. 706-3699428.
Archipelago Antiques is celebrating our 30th anniversary in 5 Points. We are offering price reductions storewide. Open 9:30–4:30 daily. 1676 S. Lumpkin St. 706-354-4297.
Nuçi’s Space needs your old instruments & music gear! All donations are tax-deductible. Call 706227-1515 or come by Nuçi’s Space, 396 Oconee St.
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With his sparkling personality, Diamond Jim is destined to find a good home! He is three years old, friendly with other pets and new humans, is housebroken, and LOVES a good petting session. Visit the shelter today & make this guy’s day!
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WILD ROSE (R) Wild Rose is one of those appealing imports supported by Britain’s National Lottery. Directed by Tom Harper (BBC’s lavish adaptation of “War and Peace”) and written by Nicole Taylor, Wild By Drew Wheeler email@example.com Rose follows an odd protagonist, Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley), a Scottish single The final blockbuster of the summer— Pussycat (Margaret Qualley). These three mother who dreams of Nashville and counaccording to school calendars, not lives converge—sort of—on that infamous, try music stardom. She also just got out of a nature’s—is upon us. Fast & Furious hot August night. yearlong prison term. (Can you imagine the Presents: Hobbs & Shaw creatively spins Like all Tarantino’s films, Hollywood love affair music mags would have with this off the Fast & Furious franchise without boasts quotable dialogue, cool performbackstory?) With the help of her wealthy original stars Vin Diesel and the late Paul ers—DiCaprio should garner the awards, new employer, Susannah (Sophie Okonedo), Walker. Dwayne Johnson’s federal agent, though Pitt is the cooler cat—and stylish Rose-Lynn’s dreams seem in reach, though Luke Hobbs, and Jason Statham’s at the expense of her children, former bad guy, Deckard Shaw, Wynonna (Daisy Littlefield) and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood team up to defeat a “black Lyle (Adam Mitchell), and the Superman” played by Idris Elba. disapproval of her mum (Julie A pretty much super-powered vilWalters). lain introduces an interesting new Wild Rose will appeal to any wrinkle in a series whose auto viewer capable of stomaching stunts grow increasingly fantastianother self-destructive protagcal in each new entry. Uncredited onist. Rose-Lynn’s good-time-gal John Wick director David Leitch routine wears thin as her irreproved he has the mettle for such sponsibility keeps derailing her action pics in Atomic Blonde and life and her dreams. The movie is Deadpool 2. riddled with complications that Other pickings around town ultimately pay off with a finale are slim if you have already seen that feels earned, not gifted. That Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. If coda is as expectedly feel-good as Hey, Leo, don’t cry. Your hair looks good, too. you have not, get to a theater— the performances are exemplary. the movie is currently at Ciné, Buckley, the 2008 runner-up as well as the local multiplexes—instantly flourishes destined to wow critics and on Britain’s “I’d Do Anything” who also (after reading the review below, of course). QT fanatics more than general audiences. appeared in Harper’s aforementioned “War The Georgia Museum of Art’s Deep Despite its leisurely pace and lengthy runand Peace,” as well as HBO’s “Chernobyl,” Blue Seas Film Series continues on Aug. 1 time, Hollywood ranks as one of QT’s most has a voice and is a charmer. This movie with Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific enjoyable pictures, a two-and-a-half-hour should help her realize her dreams of starGarbage Patch. Filmmaker Angela Sun game of who’s who—both actor and chardom, even if it may only be remembered as investigates the effect of our plastic obsesacter versions. It is also highly unlikely any a mostly-on-key footnote. f sion on the remote Midway Atoll. Also at the museum, parents and kids can check out The Adventures of Zack and Molly on Aug. 3. This three-part animated series is produced by UGA professor Samantha Joye, who will be present for a Q&A. The local libraries continue their recent science-fiction screenings. On Aug. 3, the ACC Library will screen some space-themed movies as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program. The movies are a surprise, but popcorn is a guarantee. The Oconee County Library’s Sunday Cinema on Aug. 4 is 1969’s Marooned, starring Gregory Peck and Gene Hackman. So, is Quentin Tarantino’s new epic worth the investment of time and money? Read on…
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ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (R) Tarantino’s new film is a love letter and a time machine to the Hollywood lost in the wake of the Manson murders. Tarantino recreates a fantasyland that lost something—probably not its innocence—with the violent deaths of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and her friends. The Pulp Fiction auteur frames the murders with a meandering day-in-the-life look at Tate (Margot Robbie), a fading television star named Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rick’s stuntman-cum-driver, Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), who may or may not be a murderer. While Tate goes to the movies to see herself in The Wrecking Crew with Dean Martin, Rick shoots a pilot for a Western starring the up-and-comer he once was. Meanwhile, Cliff ponders how wise it was to fight Bruce Lee on the set of The Green Hornet before visiting the Spahn Movie Ranch with a Manson girl named
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Hot Roommate > Bad Landlord? ADVICE FOR ATHENS’ LOOSE AND LOVELORN By Bonita Applebum firstname.lastname@example.org Bonita, ing. (That’s also a great way to get on their I’m living off campus in a shared apartbad side and definitely not be offered a ment for the first time ever. It’s not as great renewal at the end of your lease, but at least as I thought it would be, though. The space I you’d get them on the phone.) wanted to rent “wasn’t viewable,” so the landHonestly, you shouldn’t sweat the small lord showed me what he called a “demo unit,” stuff. If these little things mean blown light which was just the other side of the duplex. The bulbs or shredded window blinds, replace one I ended up in needs some (not huge, but those things yourself, and keep their broken still annoying) repairs and has roaches. The items so you can put them back at the end landlord isn’t following up with me about these of your lease. I would stop short of messing repairs and bugs. Plus, my with anything structural, neighbor is loud and so rude but take pictures and keep Landlords aren’t records of your attempts when I ask them to keep it down. to contact your landlord. inherently evil, I really want to just break Tenants’ rights in Georgia but they are capitalists. are abysmal, but still, promy lease and leave, but my roommate, whom I found via tect your neck. If you did a Facebook, is super hot, and I kinda wanna stick move-in inspection, I hope you listed all of around in hopes that something could happen these petty little things on it, too, because between us. I’ve been single for a while, and it’s landlords will try to make you pay for damkinda sexy living with a super-hot dude that ages that already existed. seems to never have a shirt on, even though the Put simply: Your landlord is not your house sucks. friend. Landlords aren’t inherently evil, What do you think I should do? but they are capitalists, and I wish I’d truly understood the power of a dollar when I Do not, I repeat, DO NOT sleep with your first started renting. Just as you want to roommate. Do not flirt with him or try protect your interests, they want to protect to date him. At most, theirs, as well, and the law is on their side. be friends with Now, your roommate? him until you That’s your friend. no longer live Some of my together,
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then see if you have any sexual chemistry. Because if things go awkward, at least you won’t be stuck in a lease with someone you either struck out or broke up with. Ask any friend who’s been dumped by someone they shared a home with, and they will describe some of the most uncomfortable times of their lives. Terrible neighbors and lazy landlords are a dime a dozen in this town. I have no response beyond “welcome to Athens” when it comes to your landlord’s bait-and-switch with your apartment, and you should just expect to continue to be ignored over little repairs and bugs. Do they pay for water? Tell them there’s a leak, and they’ll call you back within a minute so you can share with them the actual problems you need address-
best friends are people I met on Day One in a new house, and I’m sure he’s just as uneasy about the ratty house and the deposit that I’m positive y’all will not be getting back. (Again, welcome to Athens.) Be supportive of each other in this not-ideal housing situation, and shoot your shot after y’all move out. I mean, just imagine seeing him shirtless in the kitchen with some other hottie after he’s turned you down. That would be mortifying, and besides, the rest of the students are gonna be back soon, and Athens is gonna be crawling with cuties who don’t live with you. f Need advice? Email email@example.com, use the anonymous form at flagpole.com/getadvice, or find Bonita on Twitter: @flagpolebonita.
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 dained more moderate, middle-of-the-road Democrats and nominated the liberal war hero, Sen. George McGovern. Nixon won every state but one in a landslide, confronting us with the grim prospect of four more years. Watergate had already occurred. The press was writing about it, but few grasped its importance, and Nixon’s invincibility seemed unthreatened by that break-in at the Democratic Party headquarters. The press continued to investigate, and gradually the extent of Nixon’s involvement and the magnitude of the cover-up came clear. Within two years, Nixon had resigned to escape certain impeachment and conviction.
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tell them about, rather than reading it for themselves. So, you know, “Blessed are the jerks, for they shall inherit the earth—trust me.” Considering the damage that the plutocrats have already done to our government and our nation through Donald Trump, it is terrifying to think that we must take the long view. But remember how difficult and unusual it is to defeat an incumbent president. Realism suggests the strong possibility that Donald Trump can be re-elected. At the present moment, the Democrats are divided, with nobody looking like she or he can beat Trump. He has unlimited financing to attack whatever candidate runs against him, and he has a base that has shown it will support him no matter what he does, no matter how vile, sexist or racist he becomes, no matter how much he unbalances the budget, no matter how much he corrupts the concept of democratic government, no matter how many incompetent and crooked cronies he appoints—no matter what, Trump is golden as his toilet. And yet, in 1972, we faced incumbent Republican president Richard Nixon, a much smarter and more knowledgeable president than Donald Trump, and just as ruthless in his own way, who manipulated the Vietnam War for his political advantage and played upon the prejudices of the South. With great fervor, we dis-
Any parallels between that long-ago time and now? Maybe only the reminder that seeming invincibility can flip mighty quickly when wrongdoing is covered up and then comes to light. Oh, and the importance of the free press and its determination to keep on digging, no matter how much it is stonewalled, denigrated and threatened. And the Mueller Report is just lying there, as seemingly innocuous as a “third-rate burglary.” The Watergate break-in was conducted for the purpose of tapping phones and photographing files in the Democratic campaign offices. The Russians can now do much more than that from Moscow. And they did, and they’re still doing it. And the president and the Republicans block all efforts to combat the Russian influence. The Mueller Report spells it all out: the Russian moves that gave Donald Trump his slim victory, and Trump’s moves to shut down the Mueller investigation. It’s all there in the report. Call Mueller “Deep Throat,” for he has pointed us toward the obstruction as surely as that other FBI man guided the reporters who blew up Nixon. It took a long time back then for everybody to understand the importance of what they were writing. It’s taking us a long time now to understand that Mueller’s performance on TV is not the point. The point is in the pages of his report, and, as he said, “Read it.” f
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