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freakin’ point. This is essentially an urban, neighborhood-adjacent street. “Hopefully, this will get us to a point where more people will readily and happily hop on their bikes and not get into a car and spew more greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere,” Link said. “On another note, this will improve safety and very likely save lives.” The pilot project will involve restriping a portion of Prince, temporarily reconfiguring Likewise, the ordinance has no impact on it from four car lanes to two travel lanes, any discipline students might face, whether a center turn lane and two bike lanes proK-12 or at UGA. tected from car traffic by removable plastic barriers. During the pilot project, traffic Why can’t Athens-Clarke County just legalize engineers will measure speeds on the corit? ridor, as well as the effect on cut-through Because Peter Tosh isn’t the mayor. traffic in the neighborhoods lining Prince. Kidding aside, local governments can’t nulAs originally proposed, the pilot project lify state and federal laws. They can decide would have extended from Pulaski Street not to enforce them, though, which is what ACC is doing in this case, and with abortion. to Barber Street. However, a commission-defined option from commissioners Carol Myers, Tim Denson, Jesse Houle Right. About that—what’s the status of aborand Link extends it almost all the way to tion in Athens? Milledge Avenue, where the locally conIt’s whatever the state law says, and trolled road becomes a state highway under currently that means most abortions are the control of the Georgia Department of banned after six weeks. However, the resoTransportation. lution the commission passed prohibits the Another facet of the commission-defined local government from collecting or sharing option went unmentioned but is equally any information on abortions or miscarimportant: The pilot will riages, and instructs the for 60 days rather county manager to make People are jumping for last than 90. That accelerated enforcing abortion laws joy over this proposal. timeline means the vote the lowest possible prion making the changes ority. Separately, District permanent will take place in November Attorney Deborah Gonzalez has also said she won’t expend any resources prosecuting instead of December. Why does that matter? Because, if the vote were in December, abortions. a commissioner opposed to the changes could strategically vote yes, then make a Is Athens the first place that’s done this? motion to reconsider in January. At that No. Officials in Atlanta and Savannah have said police won’t investigate now-crim- time, three newly elected commissioners will replace the left-leaning Link, Denson inalized abortions, and district attorneys in and Russell Edwards, and there is a sneakthe circuits for Atlanta (Dekalb and Fulton ing suspicion among progressives that the counties), Savannah and Augusta have also incoming commissioners won’t be so enamsaid they won’t press charges in such cases. ored of the project. Voting in November At least nine other Georgia cities have heads off that possibility. reduced penalties for marijuana possession, So far, though, support for the pilot including Atlanta, Savannah, Macon and project is unanimous. Even Commissioner several metro Atlanta suburbs, according to Patrick Davenport reversed his position and the National Organization for the Reform voted to move forward. Commissioner Mike of Marijuana Laws (NORML). Hamby also voted in favor despite raising Did everyone vote for it? The abortion resolution passed unanimously, but Commissioner Ovita Thornton voted against cannabis decriminalization, stating that she believes marijuana is a gateway drug, and she didn’t think there had been enough community engagement.

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By Blake Aued news@flagpole.com Trying to take care of as much business as possible before a new, possibly more conservative commission takes office next year, Athens-Clarke County commissioners pushed through almost 40 agenda items during an epic, nearly six-hour meeting last week. The commission passed a bike-lane pilot project on Prince Avenue; accepted a clean energy plan; hired a consultant to create an affordable housing strategy; made permanent the downtown “parklet” program created during the pandemic allowing restaurants to use street parking as outdoor dining areas; issued bonds for the Classic Center arena; approved an apartment development on the parking lot behind the Bottleworks; and tabled a request for a frat house in Cobbham. Any of those might have been the lead story in any given week, but not this week—because the commission also passed an ordinance decriminalizing marijuana and a resolution shielding residents from strict abortion laws. And boy, do people have questions. Is marijuana legal now? No. What the ordinance does is create a parallel local law where the penalty for possession of less than one ounce is a $35 fine. Why $35? Commissioners originally wanted to make the fine $1, but County Attorney Judd Drake told them that citations carry various state-mandated fees totalling $34, so the fine became $35. So, if it’s just a ticket, the cops can’t arrest me? Technically, they could. But ACCPD hasn’t been arresting people for marijuana possession since 2019, when the state legalized hemp, because field tests can’t differentiate between legal hemp and illegal marijuana. In addition, local prosecutors have stopped bringing charges in such cases. Still, it probably wouldn’t be wise to walk up to a cop and blow clouds in their face. It’s also important to note that the ordinance doesn’t apply to other law enforcement agencies, like University of Georgia police or Georgia State Patrol. What does this mean for my job? Employers can still require drug tests and fire employees who test positive.

MASK MANDATE SUSPENDED: The CDC downgraded Clarke County’s COVID-19 transmission level to “medium” last week, automatically rescinding ACC’s mask mandate. Clarke County recorded 158 cases per 100,000 people during the week of July 28–Aug. 4, down from 213 the previous week. New hospitalizations rose from 12 to 17, and COVID-19 killed two residents during that seven-day period, bringing the cumulative death toll to 230.

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Prince Pilot Project Approved Prince Avenue will go on a temporary road diet later this month as county officials test out changes meant to slow down traffic on the fast-moving corridor, making it safer for cyclists and pedestrians as well as drivers. Prince Avenue residents have been asking for roadway changes since at least 2004. Similar proposals were narrowly voted down by the commission in 2006, then blocked by former mayor Nancy Denson, who refused to put it on the agenda in 2014. “This is something that’s so overdue, it makes my head spin,” Commissioner Melissa Link said. “People are jumping for joy over this proposal. I really look forward to seeing it made permanent. And of course we’re going to get complaints from drivers that they have to go slower, but that’s the

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Zúñiga vs. Edwards Occasionally there are commission meetings where the surrealist theater makes onlookers feel like they’re on drugs, and the Aug. 2 meeting was one of those. Public comment went on for nearly two hours. Tears were shed. Bible verses were quoted. Fingers were snapped. Dubious facts were shared. (Did you know LSD is stored in the wisdom teeth?) The most dramatic moments, though, involved the last speaker of the evening— former mayoral candidate Mara Zúñiga, who revealed that she is an anti-vaxxer and compared wearing a mask to pregnancy. “You mention something about human rights in the [reproductive rights] resolution and my rights for my body. Well, I’ll tell you, I don’t want vaccines in my body. It’s my body; I don’t want it. “This is the other thing I don’t want,” Zúñiga continued as she put a surgical mask on her face. “This [the mask] is attached to me like some people say you have the attachment of an embryo. I also don’t want this. So please write in your resolution that this is my body, and I am aborting this mask.” She then took the mask off and threw it behind the rail onto the floor. Two hours later, during commissioners’ discussion on the abortion resolution, Commissioner Russell Edwards had an equally incendiary rebuke for Zúñiga. “To have a member of the public who previously ran for mayor come to the podium, proudly claim that she’s unvaccinated during a public health pandemic, and then throw off her mask onto the ground for, I guess, somebody to pick up”—an outraged Edwards then left his seat, picked up Zúñiga’s discarded mask and threw it in the trash—”I mean, how freakin’ crazy and stupid was that? “I appreciate all of the public who came here tonight and spoke from the podium, but not that one person,” Edwards said, “who threw garbage behind the rail. Let’s have some standards of decency in this democracy.” f


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SEND YOUR LETTERS TO P.O. BOX 1027, ATHENS, GA 30603 OR EMAIL US AT LETTERS@FLAGPOLE.COM Demand an End to Gun Violence Many of our elected officials—governors, state legislators, members of Congress—have failed to act to stop the murder of our children in our schools, worshipers in our churches, synagogues, temples and mosques; shoppers in our grocery stores, people visiting entertainment venues, judges and litigants in our courts of law, doctors and patients in our hospitals, men and women at their work places and innocent people just going about their daily lives. Worse still, elected officials have made access to guns, including weapons of war like AR-15-type weapons, easy for those intending to use them to kill and injure their fellow Americans. America, to our shame and horror, is in a class by itself with respect to injury and death from guns. No other developed country in the world comes remotely close to the United States in gun violence. No other country in the developed world would tolerate it. Neither should we. We have known for years what can be done to dramatically reduce injury and death from guns. The measures described by President Biden in his recent address to the nation work. But we must have the collective will to demand that our governors and state legislatures and members of Congress adopt them, and quickly. Americans do not have to be shot down on a daily basis at the whim of those determined to injure and kill us. We must demand that our elected officials act now to end this epidemic of gun violence. Emma Jones Winterville

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the last legislative session. The proposed CCSD policy lists “divisive concepts” that cannot be taught, including “the United States of America is fundamentally racist.” It also prohibits “race scapegoating.” The latter is defined by the policy as “assigning fault or blame to a race, or to an individual of a particular race because of his or her race. Such term includes, but is not limited to, any claim that an individual or a particular race consciously and by virtue of his or her race, is inherently racist or is inherently inclined to oppress individuals of other races.” While the proposed policy states that “the topics of slavery, racial oppression, racial segregation or racial discrimination” are not prohibited, how can such discussions be held without a teacher running the risk of being accused of “race scapegoating” and “race stereotyping.” How, pray tell, can a government teacher discuss the historical context of Black disenfranchisement from voting and serving on juries without talking about the fundamental racism of governmental institutions? How can someone discuss the history of law enforcement and the development of our country’s jails and prisons without “assigning fault or blame to a race”? What about the teaching of U.S. history? How can one explain the distinction between indentured servants and slaves who worked side-by-side in colonial history without referencing race? How can one discuss the three-fifths compromise and the motivations around it without acknowledging that a founding father was “by virtue of his or her race… inherently or consciously racist or oppressive toward individuals of other races.” And what of the basis of Black Codes prior to the Civil War and the Jim Crow laws following? What about the historical roots of current income and wealth gaps among various racial groupings? If the state government wants an avenue for parents to file a complaint about “divisive concepts” being taught, let the state government establish the process on a state level. It is not the role of school boards to give mixed messages to their teaching staff. Greg Davis Former Clarke County Board of Education member

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By Ed Tant news@flagpole.com Good news is needed here on Planet Earth today, and the Webb Space Telescope is providing some much appreciated good news from its lofty perch a million miles from our tiny world. Last month scientists released some of the first images taken by the instrument, and they were stunning to astronomers and to the general public. The telescope was rocketed into space last Christmas Day, and in my first Street Scribe column of this year, published on Jan. 19, I called the new instrument a dream come true for scientists who have been peering at the cosmos with telescopes since the Italian astronomer Galileo first viewed the moon and planets through his small and primitive telescope more than 400 years ago. News of the Webb telescope’s success traveled quickly around our planet, providing some relief from the wars, plagues, wildfires and political skullduggery here on

The science of astronomy provides a much-needed sense of awe and wonder that is a balm in these times of anti-​scientific ignorance and political rancor. Physicist Albert Einstein was correct when he said, “The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mystical.” While the Webb telescope provides new wonders for humans today, 45 years ago science showed other stunning heavenly wonders after the twin Voyager spacecraft were launched from Cape Canaveral in the late summer of 1977. The two Voyager craft flew past the “gas giant” outer planets of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune on a 12-year “grand tour” of those strange and distant worlds. Snapping photos like tourists on a hurried holiday, the robotic Voyagers surveyed their planetary destinations, then headed out of the solar system and forever down the corridors of the cosmos toward the darkness of interstellar space.

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In the unlikely event that the aptly-​ named Voyagers are found by spacefaring beings from other worlds, on board each of the spacecraft are gold-plated records called “Sounds of Earth.” The records contain such sounds of our home world, including music ranging from Beethoven to Chuck Berry, the calls of many animals, the bleat of a traffic jam and the sweet, soft sound of two lovers sharing a kiss. The Voyager spacecraft are Earth’s electronic emissaries to eternity, and their “Sounds of Earth” records are messages in a bottle tossed into the sea of space. Perhaps in some faraway time billions of years hence, when the sun is dead and life on Earth is gone, alien intelligences will find the little spacecraft and hear the most poignant sound on the Voyager records, the voice of a child saying, “Hello from the children of Planet Earth.” The Webb Space Telescope and the Voyager spacecraft can rekindle a sense of awe in people today by showing us the wonders of Mother Nature and Father Time. Such scientific achievements show that the words of writer Eden Phillpots are eternally true: “The universe is filled with magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” f


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MAY 10: Athens Housing Authority director Rick Parker told the Athens-Clarke County Commission that the Bethel Midtown Village redevelopment is $14 million over budget. Commissioners decided to devote additional sales tax and federal funding to the project—which will vastly increase the number of affordable units on the property just north of downtown—and AHA is seeking a state grant to cover the rest. MAY 24: Voters resoundingly re-elected Mayor Kelly Girtz to a second term. With 60% of the vote, he defeated five opponents, most notably Mara Zúñiga, who won 25%. District 1 Commissioner Patrick Davenport also won re-election, and voters

development of small, relatively affordable houses off Oglethorpe Avenue and a stronger “complete streets” policy to improve traffic safety. In addition, resolutions passed making Juneteenth a local holiday and formally recognizing June as Pride Month.

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JUNE 21: Dexter Fisher won a runoff against Matt Pulver for the District 5 commission seat. With Fisher and Culpepper replacing progressives Denson and Edwards, the commission is likely to tilt rightward come January, potentially affecting Girtz’s agenda for his second term. In addition, Tabitha Johnson-Green won the 10th Congressional District Democratic primary for the third cycle in a row. As incumbent Jody Hice ran and lost for Georgia secretary of state, this time Johnson-Green will face heavy favorite Mike Collins, who won the Republican runoff.

JUNE 24: After a twoyear absence during the COVID-19 pandemic, AthFest returned. The arts and music festival coincided with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down Roe v. Wade, and hundreds of people protested that decision at a rally on College Square. Joy at the return of AthFest met anger at the Supreme Court overturnIn related news, on this ing abortion rights in late June. day Western Circuit District Attorney Deborah chose Tiffany Taylor and John Culpepper Gonzalez was among 80 DAs nationwide to replace Melissa Link in District 3 and to sign a letter pledging not to prosecute Russell Edwards in District 7, both of abortions. whom were drawn out of their districts by JULY 6: Plans were proposed—and later Republican state legislators. Commissioner approved by the county commission—for Tim Denson—who was also drawn out four five-story apartment buildings surof his district—Heidi Hensley and Mark rounding a parking deck on what’s now a Evans won three vacant seats on the Clarke surface lot behind the Bottleworks. In addiCounty Board of Education. tion, local Jewish community group Chabad MAY 26: The UGA Athletic Association held of Athens is in talks with the Georgia Trust its spring meeting at Lake Oconee, where for Historic Preservation about buying the Athletic Director Josh Brooks told the Camak House next door. board about the millions of dollars being JULY 14: The school board opted not to fastspent on upgraded football facilities and track a complaint process required by a new coaches’ salaries. state law that bans the teaching of so-called JUNE 2: The school board approved a $189 “divisive concepts” about race. Instead, million budget for the 2022-23 school year, the policy is up for public comment and cutting the property tax rate from 20 mills is scheduled for a vote on Aug. 12. Some to 18.8, although many homeowners will board members have signaled they won’t still pay more because property values rose support it, potentially setting up a showan average of 16% last year. down with Republican state officials over the locally unpopular law. JUNE 7: The ACC Commission also cut JULY 15: The CDC moved Clarke County’s the county government’s portion of the community COVID-19 level from “low” to property tax rate by 0.6 mills but will still “high” in its weekly update, triggering the collect $9 million more in property taxes county’s mask ordinance, which has since than last year. Much of the money will been rescinded. go toward wages for county staffers, who studies have found are underpaid comJULY 21: First Lady Jill Biden visited the pared to their peers. In particular, library University of Georgia to tour a summer employees who made as little as $9 an hour learning program for children and tout the have been bumped up to at least $15. The American Rescue Plan Act that funded it. f commission also approved a “cottage court”

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WELCOME TO UGA: UGA Student Affairs will host the Welcome UGA Initiative to welcome incoming and returning students to campus. The kickoff event will be the First Night @ the First event in Tate Plaza on Aug. 13 at 8 p.m., featuring 300-person bingo, desserts, movies, prizes and more. The initiative also includes the traditional Freshman Welcome event on Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. where the class of 2026 can form the “Super G” on Dooley Field. Two engagement fairs are also included, on Aug. 30 in the Tate Student Center and Sept. 1 in the Ramsey Student Center, as a part of the Ramsey Palooza event. Both fairs will provide students the chance to connect with more than 150 student organizations, while the Ramsey Palooza fair will feature laser tag and other athletic events as well. The final event is BeWellUGA Fest on Sept. 7, introducing students to both student organizations and resources devoted to wellbeing. “We’re really hoping that students are getting that sense that they are welcome truly and holistically, and being their entire selves coming to campus,” Director of Student Transitions Nicole McConnell said. The UGA Union provides a ton of programming for students throughout the year, and Campus Labs keeps a list of student organizations. Examples include clubs for various ethnicities and religions, as well as hobbies like knitting and interests like anime. FINANCIAL SUPPORT: UGA Financial Hardship Resources offers support for students struggling with a variety of financial difficulties. Whether a newfound struggle or a recurring shortage of funds, its website offers contact information for free food, supplies, employment and counseling. Athens-Clarke County also has assistance programs for residents requiring support for monthly bills and utilities, as well as general financial crisis support. Programs such as WaterSmart provide specific tools to track water usage and manage spending. POLITICS: With changing attitudes, friends and scenery, new and returning students alike may find themselves wanting to get involved in politics. Athens has plenty of opportunities for both local and national involvement. You may have heard of the UGA College Republicans and Young Democrats, but interested students can find more specific options in organizations like

Students for Socialism or Turning Point USA at UGA. Students can also step out of the traditional realm through groups such as Common Ground, which allows members to debate with those who have differing political ideologies. Protests, rallies and speakers appear throughout the semester, so be sure to keep an eye out for flyers as you walk through campus or downtown. Many groups also spread the word through social media apps like Instagram. HEALTH AND FITNESS: The LGBT Resource Center located in Memorial Hall is a great resource not only for LGBTQ+ students at UGA, but also a safe space for all to address gender and sexuality. Project Period at UGA is a student organization with a mission to end stigma surrounding menstruation while also providing menstrual products, resources, workshops and education to those in need. ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER / UGA MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

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Located on Oconee Street minutes from campus, Nuçi’s Space brings mental health awareness and endeavors to offer a safe space for musicians. Similarly, the Active Minds chapter at UGA works to address mental health among students by providing resources and support. If you’re interested in finding a new outlet for socializing while staying fit, consider checking out the Fencing Club, Budokai or Karate Club to gain martial arts experience. On the more personal side, the University Health Center offers free and private sexual education and guidance through its staff, as well as workshops and online resources. The UHC also provides the Condom Express program, which offers free male and female contraceptives and other safe-sex supplies delivered to residence halls or available for in-person pickup for students living off campus. GOING GREEN: If you have a green thumb, try visiting UGArden, a student-run farm on South Milledge Avenue that provides sustainable food to those in need while teaching healthy food practices. The Horticulture Club at UGA allows students to meet others interested in plants and the green industry. Fair Fashion is a student organization whose goal is to educate those involved about waste and unethical labor in the fashion industry, with an extra focus on informing how to thrift and obtain clothes through sustainable means. f

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he sun beams down onto the tin roof farm. Hunter taught about bees. of the main barn at the UGArden After graduation, Hunter planned on Student Community Farm. Bird going to graduate school and enrolling in a songs echo through the open entrance. The program focused on food security. “This is wind picks up slightly over the soft rolling a good way to learn about local solutions to hills less than a 15-minute drive from bus[food insecurity] or how to implement local tling North Campus. food systems at a school or community garThe UGArden is a 9-acre plot of land den,” she said. that has grown from a small student-run organization called Campus Community Garden Initiative to a farm complete with multiple greenhouses, two barns, wind tunnels, tractors, an herb garden and produce gardens. Professors use this plot of land as a classroom as well, teaching horticulture and other agricultural classes with hands-on experience. Hayley Hunter’s roots run deep with the UGArden. She worked as an intern her sophomore year, served as the UGArden Club president during her senior year and was enrolled in a class at the farm her last semester. The class she chose was not required for her major in International Affairs, she said, yet it fulfilled some of the requirements for her horticulture minor and sustainability certificate, while allowing her to soak up as much time at the farm as she possibly could. Student Erica Head weeds a section of crops. Hunter’s professor gave her the assignment to care for her own 4-by-8 box of plants. The students all Food insecurity is a major issue in started their seeds in the greenhouse, then Athens-Clarke County. In 2017, 24.2% of worked on maintenance and harvesting children in Clarke County lived in homes after moving them to their boxes. There is that did not have reliable access to the also a service aspect to the class. Each of nutritious foods that are necessary for the college students were given a topic to development. Issues like COVID-19 have cover, and would explain their subjects to likely made that number even worse. the K-12 students that came through the Very little of the produce harvested at

the UGArden is sold for profit. It is also the only farm at UGA where the produce doesn’t go directly to research or dining halls. The majority of the produce is donated to partners Meals on Wheels and Campus Kitchen. UGArden has a spice and tea business that helps pay the bills, although the majority of the money used to support and run the garden comes from grants and college departments like the College of Agriculture and the Department of Sustainability. The mission of the UGArden, as stated by farm manager Johannah Biang, is to “teach and help the community.” She referred to the garden as a personal passion that allows her to be a part of a space where students get to learn and make mistakes

while contributing to the community in a meaningful way. But the work can also be unpredictable. “We never really know how much we are going to have to work with, because the budget comes from all over the place, and it changes,” said Biang. Biang is currently the only full-time employee at the farm, although many assis-

tants and volunteers work alongside her. Biang said the money used to pay assistants is provided through grants, which means the jobs are not able to sustain them fully, naturally limiting the time and commitment they can give to the garden. If the university allocated more funds for staffing, it would relieve a lot of stress not only for her, but her coworkers as well, Biang said. She said that it would reassure them that their jobs were going to continue. If the garden did have more funding, the first step that Biang would take is making her assistant full-time, as well as adding two other positions to the team. She said that the herbal tea business would benefit a lot from having a person who could take control and handle all the finances, as well as other responsibilities that come with owning a small business. The second position would be in educational outreach. Biang said she loves to see people’s confidence grow as she teaches them how to harvest their own food: “Once you get it, anyone can do it.” UGA is a big school with many students, but at the end of the day, the university is only a small part of an even larger community. She encourages students to “try to give back wherever you are for even just a short amount of time.” The giving aspect of the garden is one of the main reasons then-freshman Ezra Lewis decided to intern with the UGArden last spring. “That’s what makes it fulfilling, is knowing that it’s going towards something that’s outside of myself and helping someone,” Lewis said. Lewis also enjoyed the aspect of scheduled time outside. With 73% of college students experiencing some sort of mental health crisis, Lewis was thankful for the opportunity to spend so much time in the garden, even going as far as to call it a mental health class. “Every time I leave, I feel like I have more energy than I had coming into it, and I feel like I’ve never gotten to experience that in a classroom,” Lewis said. f

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TRASHFEST: In celebration of Heffner’s second album release, the band has curated a mini-festival inside the 40 Watt featuring two indoor stages loaded with local and regional indie and punk rock. Featured performers include Heffner, Heat, Basically Nancy, The Echolocations, Klark Sound, Zoo Culture and MAK with a dance party afterwards courtesy of DJ Maeam. Aug. 13, 7 p.m.–1 a.m. at 40 Watt Club. $15–$20. 40watt.com 59 X FEST: 59 X Records’ third annual festival features punk and alternative rock bands from Athens and Atlanta. This year’s performances include a special comeback from local punk outfit Burns Like Fire, debuting songs off its latest album Always in Trouble. The Carolyn is co-headlining with support from Rosie and The Ratdogs, The Killakee House, Noise Mountain, Viper Club, Mishapen and Way Past Cool. Sept. 3, 3:30 p.m. at Akademia Brewing Co. $15–$20. facebook.com/AubreyEntertainmentAthensGA AQUEMINI MUSIC FESTIVAL: Encouraging diversity and empowering minority creators, this inaugural festival will include performers, vendors, food, fashion, art and more. The lineup features the Splitz Band, Aquatic Soul, Natti LoveJoy Band, Diamond Elyse, Kalena & GSG Band, Misnomer, Ishues, Domino 787, Candy Morgan, Guaranteed Money, Charlie Beatz, Greg R&B, Luckie,

Quezzy Poet, Motorhead 2x, Farin, Derty Lingo, Mack2Tone, LLK and more. Sept. 4, 2–9 p.m. at Southern Brewing Co. $10, children are free. facebook.com/aqueminimusicfest ATHENS RAP FEST: Bag Talk Talent and Gue$$ present this hip hop exclusive lineup with artists Kxng Blanco, RR, Gloxkboy Fat, KFamouz, Young Esco Da Don, Gue$$ and Friends, Lil Ken, Dre Carr and more. DJ Sublime will be taking care of the vibes for the night. Sept. 9, 7 p.m.–1 a.m. $10. 40watt.com SARAH ANN WHITE / FILE

ast year offered a preview of the bustle of fall in Athens, but the months ahead offer more promise of delivering a packed season of events. Some festivals are returning for the first time in three years, and others are just getting started. Below, check out Flagpole’s guide to festivals happening this fall, and look for more in-depth coverage in the upcoming issues.

NORTH GEORGIA FOLK FESTIVAL: Head to the park with a blanket and chairs for music, art, food and other activities. There will be performances by Rebecca Sunshine Band, Ain’t Sisters & Danielle Howe, Bichos Vivos, Athens Mountain Singers, Art Rosenbaum, Hogeyed Man, Veronika Jackson, The Lucky Jones, MrJordanMrTonks, Cicada Rhythm, Tin Cup Prophette, Marion Montgomery

Zach Person, J.P. Harris, The Pink Stones and Leon III. Sept. 30–Oct. 2 at Cloverleaf Farm. $106–$485. wildwoodrevival.com CLASSIC CITY BREW FEST: This long-running event gives everyone from casual drinkers to seasoned beer aficionados an opportunity to sample craft brews from Athens and the general region. Location and details are still to be announced. Oct. 1. classiccitybrew. com LATINXFEST: During National Hispanic Heritage Month, the community comes together to celebrate and share the food, music, art and dance of Latinx cultures with the larger community. The festival aims to highlight the contributions of the immigrant community in Athens through artistic expression and recreation. This marks the festival’s first return since 2019. Oct. 1 in downtown Athens. latinxfestath. com

SEPTEMBER DAYS FEST: PORCHFEST: Historic Back for a second Athens’ largest event year, a portion of procombines the city’s ceeds from this event musical and architecbenefit Goodmood, a tural history for an nonprofit emergency afternoon of commuaid for touring artnity discovery. Hosts ists. Day one features in Athens’ walkable Flipturn, Hotel Fiction, intown neighborhoods Neighbor Lady, Well lend their porches to Attendees take photo with Mx. Athens Pride Diamond Tiara Dupree-Sanchez at Pride Fest on Kept, A.D. Blanco and a variety of bands and Nov. 13, 2021. The Getaway Company. artists for outdoor perDay two is packed formances, providing a and Glyn Denham, and Fester Hagood. Sept. large sample of what the local music scene with performances by Vision Video, 24, 12–8 p.m. at Sandy Creek Park. northgeor- has to offer. Oct. 2, 1–8 p.m. at various neighT. Hardy Morris, Girlpuppy, Heffner, giafolkfestival.org Lighthearted, Wim Tapley & the Cannons, borhoods. historicathens.com Five Eight, CannonandtheBoxes, The WILD RUMPUS PARADE AND SPECTACLE: Wear Echolocations, Drew Beskin & The Sunshine WILDWOOD REVIVAL: Festival in the form of an upscale camp-out experience, Wildwood your spookiest or kookiest Halloween and The Head. Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. and Sept. offers an artisan market, performance art, costume and join the parade that winds 17 at 12 p.m. at Southern Brewing Co. yoga, brunch and more. This year’s music through the streets of downtown, cheered $20–$35, children are free. facebook.com/ lineup includes The Drive-By Truckers, on by music performances lined up along AubreyEntertainmentAthensGA Jenny Lewis, The Wood Brothers, John the way. The parade ends in a massive PRIDE FEST: Welcoming and inclusive to all, Moreland, Elizabeth Cook, Suzanne Santo, late-night outdoor dance party with perforthis LGBTQIA+ community celebration also Early James, The Bones of J.R. Jones, The mance artists adding to the festivities. Oct. highlights local resources and activities. Heavy Heavy, The Packway, Handle Band, 29 in downtown Athens. wildrumpus.org f

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ver the past five years, Volumes has established itself not only as a platform for promoting the visibility of the local hip-hop scene, but a valuable resource for independent artists looking to fine-tune their skill sets. Spearheaded by Sam Lipkin, who joined Flagpole’s editorial staff in 2021, Volumes will celebrate its fifth anniversary this weekend with the return of its annual festival, Scrapstock. Several years ago, while navigating the career limbo that often follows college graduation, Lipkin and her hometown friend Trevor “Trvy” Wiggins became friends and moved in with members of the Space Dungeon collective. Though still holding out for a position in her field, she spent her time attending hip-hop shows, visiting the studio and otherwise deepening her roots within the local music community.

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After a series of conversations with housemate Kevin Boyd (Son Zoo) about limited press coverage of hip-hop artists, Lipkin saw an opportunity to put her writing background to use and carve a new path, all while supporting the scene she had grown so fond of. Alongside Rusty Holcomb, who contributed his photography and graphic design skills, she launched Volumes Hip Hop in January 2017 as a print zine determined to serve the community through an events section, artist interviews and a music services directory. Six months into running the zine, Lipkin put together the first-ever Volumes house party, which soon led to an invitation to present an official show downtown. After circulating print editions for roughly a year, Volumes pivoted to an online blog, where it continues to spotlight new releases by regional artists, and shifted its focus to booking more frequent showcases. Left to re-evaluate everything in an industry extremely curtailed by the pandemic, Lipkin also rebranded her platform to include Volumes Media in December of 2020. Operating parallel to Volumes Hip Hop, Volumes Media specializes in providing services for independent musicians such as developing effective marketing rollouts, social media presences and electronic press kits. “There’s a string of cliches about how true growth takes place in the spaces where you’re uncomfortable, but it’s true,” says

Lipkin. “In the last five years, I’ve witnessed local hip hop flourish and finally get a lot of opportunities it never had here, and that’s not to say there isn’t always work to be done, but there is a lot of opportunity here for those who work.” Returning after a pandemic-induced hiatus, the third iteration of Scrapstock will be spread across four different breweries over the course of four days. Steadily expanding in size and scope, the festival has kept hiphop artists at the forefront while simultaneously incorporating musicians of all genres, local businesses and other creatives who have fueled Volumes over the years. This time around, the lineup brings several distinctive new acts into Volumes’ fold, and also includes a pair of performers who won slots through an Instagram contest. Co-presented by Aubry Entertainment, Scrapstock 3 will warm up with a kick-off party at Akademia Brewing Co. on Thursday, Aug. 11 from 7–10 p.m. Hosted by Zack Hayes, a comedy show will feature standup by Tim Chirikalov, Farrah Johnson, Ty Colgate, Liam Nelson and Miles Bunch. Performances by Ant Da Ripper and Rich Music Cartel will be followed by a dance party with DJ Luke Highwalker to close out the night. On Friday, Aug. 12 from 5:30–10 p.m., the party moves over to Creature Comforts Brewing Co. for sets by djbobfish, Cassie Chantel, Kxng Blanco, BlackNerdNinja, Toni Hunlo, Farin and Sajaad. Over to Southern Brewing Co. on Saturday, Aug. 13, Hayes, Johnson and Bunch will return alongside Dan LaMorte and Brian Walker for a second installment of comedy, while Trvy & The Enemy, Squallé, Tyl3r Davis, Shameless James, Tears for the Dying and Hollowbody take the stage for a night that spans across genres with hip hop, alt rock and death rock represented. A dance party led by DJ JiiG will start off the event, which is expected to run 3–10 p.m. The weekend will then wind down with a free industry mixer with djbobfish, Clarkia and izzy at Athentic Brewing Co. on Sunday, Aug. 14 from 3–6 p.m. All Scrapstock events are free, with the exception of Saturday which runs $12 in advance (bit.ly/ ScrapstockDay2) or $15 at the door. “Five years feels very surreal, and mostly I feel very grateful and satisfied for where I am today, both professionally and as a person,” Lipkin says. “When I started Volumes, I was very lost and insecure. It has been nothing short of a journey, but people reaching out to me to say thank you for giving them a shot and putting them on stage for the first time, or even for being the first person to ever pay them for a show, means so much to me. So really this anniversary is five years of so many connections and experiences that have permanently changed my life.” f

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEETING: Rabbit Hole Studios (1001 Winterville Road) will host the irrepressible Cassie Chantel on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. Also on the bill this night is The Burning Sun from Burlington, VT. Should be a nicely paired bill between the latter’s psyche-freak-folk tendencies and the former’s perpetually poignant and personal hip hop. Speaking of which, Chantel released her latest single, “Attractive (Prod. by Luigi),” just a few weeks ago. On top of this, she’s already released a new EP (Thank You Auntie) and another single (“Start Over”). Find the new single at cassiechantel.bandcamp.com and everything else via major streaming services. Keep up with her at cassiechantel. com, and check out The Burning Suns at theburningsunmusic.bandcamp.com. For all things Rabbit Hole, please see rabbitholestudios.org. DON’T LET ME HEAR YOU SAY LIFE’S TAKING YOU NOWHERE: Preorders are open now for the

new album named Golden Years by Parker Gispert (The Whigs). Gispert’s most recent album was 2018’s Sunlight Tonight. Fans can preview the title track as well as the album’s second track “All The Rage” which are, respectively, a smooth summery pop rocker and a groovy guitar cooker in the spirit of, say, a more contemplative Billy Squire. Album, cassette and digital versions are all available for preorder. Golden Years is slated for release on Sept. 2 courtesy of Normaltown/ New West Records. He next plays locally Aug. 26 at the 40 Watt.

titled Uncle Honker (Official Motion Picture Soundtrack), after all. I’ve not yet sat all the way through the film and can’t begin to explain what it’s all about, but you can catch it yourself online at vimeo.com/682892635. Johnston’s music here is delightfully experimental and drifts away from his normally smooth production style into something much more down home and, seemingly, hands-on. Especially lovely here are “Honker Waltz” and “Dream Song.” Dig this over at elijahjohnston.bandcamp.com, and keep up with all other info via facebook. com/elijahmjohnston. MEANING AND METHODS: Wim Tapley & The Cannons released its new single “Gut Punch” last Friday, and you can find it on all streaming services. The gently plucked, acoustic-based number surfs a smooth wave of nearly blue-eyed soul but infused with solid participation in the new wave of 21st century sincerity. This thing kind of sneaks up on you, too, with an arrangement that builds so slowly—but powerfully and confidently—just as you’ve settled into one section the band takes the stakes higher. Wim Tapley himself released his last full length, The Woodlands, in 2020. To find his older work like that, please see wimtapley.bandcamp.com, and if it turns out he decided to put the new single there, too, then all the better.

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There’s been a steady succession of nearly anonymous artists crossing my desk recently and, more often than not, they’ve been an absolute treat to River Man hear. The latest case of such is a guy who goes by EVERYONE LOAD UP: The Hargrett Rare River Man and just released a seven-track Book and Manuscript Library will host collection of old and new demos. The EP is a Family Day at the Richard B. Russell self-titled, but this honestly seems like less Jr. Special Collections Libraries Building of a case of deliberately crafting an EP and more a case of emptying the shelves. As one (300 S. Hull St.) to shine a light on the new exhibit—mentioned last week in this might expect from his moniker, there’s a column—“Georgia on My Mind: Finding marked Nick Drake influence at work here, Belonging in Music History.” This event but it also touches on Jeff Buckley. Neither, happens Saturday, Aug. 13 from 1–4 p.m. however, looms so large that River Man owes his art to either. This is just a superbly Attendees can enjoy classes (including singing, dancing, movement and playing enjoyable collection of what are supposed instruments) courtesy of Cathy Rumfelt to be relatively unfinished works—they’re of Allegro Athens. The library notes that demos, after all—and I’m glad to have folks will also be able to enjoy and explore stumbled upon them. Find this over at rivthe exhibit by participating in a scavenger erman3.bandcamp.com. hunt and enjoy some immersive storytellSCREEN TIME: Athens performer and 2022 Vic ing in the gallery. This event is free and Chesnutt Songwriter of the Year award win- open to the public. Further, free parking is ner Elijah Johnston, fresh from releasing available at the Hull Street deck right across his album Day Off back in January, is back the street from the Special Collections with a new set of tunes. This new record, Libraries. For more information, please conthough, is a soundtrack to an indie film tact Jess Brown at jmb18449@uga.edu or named Uncle Honker. I mean, the thing is 706-542-6367. f

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The Athens Choral Society celebrates 50 years with

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Rabbit Hole Studios • 7 p.m.–12 a.m. • FREE!

Kicking off what seems to be the theme of this week, anniversaries, Rabbit Hole Studios will be celebrating its fifth with a free karaoke and roller skating party. There will also be a free raffle for 30 hours of rehearsal/recording time for bands, highlighting one of the Rabbit Hole’s main roles as a community center, providing low-cost support for local musicians. There are also many free weekly events offered, like the Tuesday open mics, full moon jams, Sunday drum circle downtown and Thursday song circles at Ben & Jerry’s. They also offer affordable coworking and artist studio space, an eccentric array of musical instruments and a fleet of bikes and scooters. Rabbit Hole makes these amenities available through their membership plan, which ranges from monthly payments of $5–$15 for people to enjoy the free events, to $50–$300 for 24/7 access to the coworking spaces and other amenities. [PB] MUSIC | SUN, AUG. 14

Rock and Roll is here to stay as the chorus sings and dances to some of the most popular songs of that era. Join us for a rolling good time!

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August 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm August 20, 2022 at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm

Marigold Auditorium for Arts and Culture in Winterville

For tickets, go to athenschoralsociety.com 2022-2023 Athens Choral Society Charity Beneficiary

Athens Nurses Clinic

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The Lab at Ciné • 6 p.m. • Donations accepted

EVENT | SAT, AUG. 13

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Linnentown Documentary Screening

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Segar Jazz Affair’s 12 Year Anniversary Rialto Room • 6 p.m. • $15

I’ve long found it a shame that many “true” jazz musicians consider smooth jazz some sort of lower art form. Elitists may be quick to dismiss smooth jazz as “elevator music,” assuming that because music is easy to listen to, it is automatically technically less impressive. However, I disagree. Smooth jazz, along with new age and ambient music, is what gets me through almost every difficult moment of my life. I remember, as a young boy in Atlanta, spending many nights struggling with insomnia. The only thing that would help me was the smooth jazz station. I would tune in and fly above the skyline. All that is to say that Dwain Segar, WXAG radio host, Kids Feel Safe founder and all-around master of smooth jazz, will be celebrating his 12 year anniversary of bringing smooth jazz to

Department of History and United Campus Workers of Georgia, the event is free but will accept donations to Athens Reparations Action. The film screening will be followed by a panel including Linnentown first descendants Hattie Thomas Whitehead and Christine Davis Johnson, Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Russell Edwards, Athens Reparations Action President Alys Willman and Benoit himself. [PB] MUSIC | AUG. 18

‘Georgia on My Mind’ Opening Reception

UGA Special Collections Libraries • 6 p.m. • FREE!

Georgia’s music history seems to fly a little under the radar when up against titan states like New York or California. But the truth is, Georgia is rich in musical history and always has been; it just isn’t often that someone stops to take stock of all the legacy. Maggie Neel, however, has been curating an exhibit of Georgia musical artifacts since the early stages of quarantine to do just that. The UGA student has amassed a large collection of physical items that tie together Georgia’s musical tapestry, from the McIntosh County Shouters to wigs worn by The B-52’s. The exhibit features hundreds of items as well as a listening station, allowing attendees to hear their favorite Georgia artists. The landmark exhibit is open until Dec. 9, with an opening reception to take place on Aug. 18, featuring performances by jazz pianist James Weidman, guitarists Skip Taylor and John Culwell and the ever-intriguing Cassie Chantel. Contact 706-542-3879 or LNessel@uga.edu by Aug. 12 to RSVP. [PB] f


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Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5–8 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket. net THE HUMDINGERS Acoustic interpretations of pop and soul. (6 p.m.) Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreand bar.com DR. FRED’S KARAOKE Featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Hendershot’s Coffee 8 p.m. www.hendershotsathens. com NEWPORT TRANSPLANT New local Americana band straddling honky tonk and punk rock. PATRICK BARRY Local songwriter weaving stories with his baritone voice and intricate fingerstyle. Porterhouse Grill 6–9 p.m. www.porterhouseathens. com/jazz JAZZ NIGHT Enjoy standards, improv and originals by a live jazz trio every Wednesday night over dinner. Rabbit Hole Studios 8 p.m. www.rabbitholestudios.org CASSIE CHANTEL Athens native hip-​hop artist and Vic Chesnutt Songwriter of the Year Award winner performing with a full band. THE BURNING SUN Psychedelic folk band from Burlington, VT.

Thursday 11 Akademia Brewing Co. Scrapstock 3 Kick-​Off Party. 7–10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ volumeshiphop RICH MUSIC CARTEL Local hip-​hop collective featuring performances by Anime Zayy, ALMX-​ KELL and Mighty Mal. ANT DA RIPPER Veteran hip-​hop artist from Hull weaving classic flows over trap beats. DJ LUKE HIGHWALKER Dance party with classic hip-​hop favorites and new hits. The Globe 9 p.m. (doors). $10. www.instagram.com/Globe_Upstairs TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-​ based rock and roll singer-​songwriter. TERMINALLY PHIL Songwriting project from Athens musician Phillip Brantley. Hendershot’s Coffee 7:30 p.m.–11 p.m. $10. www.hendershotsathens.com SABACHA DANCE SOCIAL DJ

L.A. Darius leads a Latin dance party with salsa, bachata, merengue and cha-​cha-​cha. An hour-​long lesson is followed by open dancing. Southern Brewing Co. 6–10 p.m. www.sobrewco.com KARAOKE NIGHT Every Thursday evening.

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40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $18. www.40watt.com HARDWIRED Metallica tribute. Athentic Brewing Co. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athentic brewing.com THE WELFARE LINERS Five-​ piece progressive bluegrass band. Creature Comforts Brewery Scrapstock 3 Festival. 5:30–10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ volumeshiphop CASSIE CHANTEL Athens native hip-​hop artist and Vic Chesnutt Songwriter of the Year Award winner performing with a full band. KXNG BLANCO Local hip-​hop upstart delivering high-​energy raps and R&B vibes. BLACKNERDNINJA Athens award-​winning hip-​hop artist with a retro, indie sound and high energy performance. TONI HUNLO Local R&B and soul artist with a backing band. SAJAAD Up-​and-​coming hip-​hop artist not afraid to dive into different sounds. FARIN Local reggae dancehall artist. DJBOBFISH Athens-​based drum and bass artist spinning the newest hip-​hop hits. Flicker Theatre & Bar Shadebeast Presents. 9 p.m. $10. www.flickertheatreandbar.com PERVERT New punk-​metal band featuring members of Shade, Fart Jar and Bleachy Asshole. MNRVA Doom metal with a sludgy vibe and a fuzzy tone. DAYGLO MOURNING Classic doom metal with a focus on huge tone and tasty riffs. Georgia Theatre A Night with Piedmont Movers & Changemakers. 7:30 p.m. (doors). $50 (employees), $70. give.piedmont.org/PAR THE HIGHBALLS Athens music vets perform a totally awesome set of ‘80s dance hits. Tonight’s event benefits Piedmont Athens Regional. Innovation Amphitheater 6:30 p.m. (doors), 7:30 p.m. $30. www.innovationamphitheatre.com MARSHALL CHARLOFF & THE PURPLE XPERIENCE Prince tribute act.

International Grill & Bar 7 p.m. www.facebook.com/IGB AthensGA DEEP ROOTS No info available. Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. $10. www.facebook.com/ NowhereBarAthens MURDER THE MOOD Alternative rock band fronted by CJ Hoty. THE GETAWAY COMPANY Four-​ piece local band inspired by ‘90s and 2000s alt-​rock.

MARY & THE HOT HOTTY HOTS Led by Mary Sigalas, the band plays hot jazz and swing music from the ‘10s, ‘20s and ‘30s for your nostalgic partying pleasure. (10 a.m.) Flicker Theatre & Bar 8 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flicker theatreandbar.com DOG PERSON Newly reconfigured Athens band mixes Casio-​based pop with breezy ennui. Perfect for

Shadebeast presents MNRVA at Flicker Theatre & Bar on Friday, Aug. 12. WAY PAST COOL New local band that plays fast, catchy, melodic sing-​a-​long pop-​punk anthems with a classic ‘90s vibe.

Saturday 13 40 Watt Club Trashfest. 7 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.40watt.com HEFFNER Members of Wanderwild, Grand Vapids and New Madrid balance driving power pop and dreamy bedroom R&B. Celebrating the release of its new album, Perfect Heaven. MAK Indie pop band from Tampa, FL. ZOO CULTURE Birmingham indie band. KLARK SOUND Mind-​bending multi-​instrumentalist and his band. THE ECHOLOCATIONS Vibrant retro pop band. BASICALLY NANCY Riot grrrl band from Savannah. HEAT No info available. Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmers market.net JASON ELDER Multi-​instrumentalist of The Fusiliers plays solo. (8 a.m.)

plugging your nose while jumping into water. JOSEY Local alternative pop and folk musician playin’ and prayin’ with her band. AJ GRIFFIN Indie artist and member of Circulatory System and Olivia Tremor Control. Georgia Theatre Rooftop 7:30 p.m. (doors), 8:30 (show). $10. www.georgiatheatre.com SARAH MOOTZ Indie pop and rock artist with a lot of soul. WILD LOVE Lively, attitude-​heavy rock with pop hooks. CONVINCE THE KID Local alt-​rock band. The Globe 9 p.m. (doors). $10. www.instagram.com/Globe_Upstairs EXIT ROW Guitar-​driven pop band with members of Eagle Scout, Needle Teeth and Nuclear Tourism. NANO CAR Jangly power pop rock. GUMLOG Soft and folky twee led by Sam Herring. Hendershot’s Coffee Strings of Mercy Presents “The Power of Music: Discovering the Magic of Live Therapeutic Music.” 7 p.m. www.stringsofmercy.org KLEZMER LOCAL 42 Local seven-​ piece klezmer band specializing in Jewish and Romani music.

KATE MORRISSEY Morrissey’s songwriting is literate and sincere, and her shows come with an offbeat sense of humor. ATHENS CELLO QUARTET Local cello players combine forces. Innovation Amphitheater 6 p.m. (doors), 7 p.m. (show). $25. www.innovationamphitheatre.com SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF MOTOWN Six veteran musicians deliver an exciting, live-​energy show. Featuring Mr. Motown! R&B INC Nine-​piece band of seasoned professionals playing R&B, soul and funk. Rabbit Hole Studios 7 p.m.–12 a.m. FREE! www.rabbit holestudios.org 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Rabbit Hole Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary with a night of karaoke, roller skating and more. Bring your own skates, scooters and hoverboards or rent some from the studio ($10). The Root 9:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook. com/AubreyEntertainmentAthensGA CLASSIC CITY RAMBLERS No info available. Southern Brewing Co. Scrapstock 3 Festival. 3–10 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15. www.facebook. com/volumeshiphop TRVY & THE ENEMY High-​energy hip-​hop artist performing with his alternative-​influenced band. SHAMELESS JAMES Local trio known for jammy rock playing a special Rage Against the Machine cover set. TEARS FOR THE DYING Local death-​rock group fronted by Adria Stembridge. A fixture of the post-​ punk and goth scenes since 2004. TYL3R DAVIS Alternative hip-​hop performer based in Atlanta. SQUALLE Local hip-​hop artist with a thoughtful, throwback sound. HOLLOWBODY New local punk rock band featuring members of BYV and The YOD. BLESSTHEPLAYA Versatile artist and producer who makes both hype and lo-​fi hip hop. GUAPO South Carolina-​based hip-​ hop artist. JIIG Local drum and bass artist spinning a mix of danceable reggae, hip hop and EDM jams. Tif Sigfrids Group Exhibition Opening Reception. 6 p.m. FREE! www.tifsigfrids. com SPEED TO ROAM Louisville band plays together for the first time in 15 years. NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local pop-​punk band with a jaggedly melodic sound.

White Tiger Gourmet 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook. com/WhiteTigerGourmetAthens SETH MARTIN Local songwriter. LILY DABBS Local folk singer-​ songwriter.

Sunday 14 Athentic Brewing Co. Scrapstock 3 Industry Mixer. 3–6 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ volumeshiphop DJBOBFISH Athens-​based drum and bass artist. CLARKIA Local EDM DJ. IZZY Local EDM DJ. Cali N Tito’s Eastside 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook. com/theluckyjones THE LUCKY JONES Old school rockin’, rhythm and blues. Creature Comforts Brewery 3–5 p.m. www.creaturecomforts beer.com LIVE JAZZ Every Sunday afternoon. No. 3 Railroad Street 6 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.3railroad.org FESTER HAGOOD’S MOJO CONFESSIONAL SONGWRITER SHOWCASE A monthly showcase in tribute to songwriter Mark Wilmot. Todays participants include Levi Lowrey, Scott Baston and Mark van Allen. Every second Sunday of the month. Rialto Club 5 p.m. (doors), 6 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (two shows). $15 (adv.), $20. www. facebook.com/1segarjazzaffair SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR Dwain Segar celebrates 12 years of smooth jazz. Tonight’s featured guest is New Orleans saxophonist J. Henry.

Wednesday 17 Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Athens Farmers Market. 5–8 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket. net MARION MONTGOMERY Bluesy local folk. (6 p.m.) Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreand bar.com DR. FRED’S KARAOKE Featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Porterhouse Grill 6–9 p.m. www.porterhouseathens. com/jazz JAZZ NIGHT Enjoy standards, improv and originals by a live jazz trio every Wednesday night over dinner.

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Art CALLS FOR ART ON THE GREENWAY (Oconee Rivers Greenway) The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is seeking professional artists to submit public art proposals for two sites on the trail: a mural at the East Campus Connector and a multi-​media mural for N. Oconee Access Road. Fill out online form. Deadline Aug. 28 at 11:59 p.m. tatiana.veneruso@accgov.com, www.accgov.com/acac CALL FOR ARTISTS AND CURATORS (Lyndon House Arts Center) LHAC invites area artists, artist groups and curators to submit original exhibition proposals. Artists are also invited to submit images of their work for consideration for larger group or themed shows. Exhibitions may be scheduled as far out as three years. Submit an online proposal form. Deadline Sept. 20. beth.sale@accgov.com, accgov. com/lyndonhouse CALL FOR ENTRIES: MOOD (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) This year’s juried exhibition, “Mood,” seeks submissions of contemporary art in all media that explores or references mood. Juried by Liz Andrews, executive director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. Deadline Aug. 31, 11:59 p.m. Exhibition runs Oct. 15–Nov. 20. Pay-​what-​you-​will entry fee. athica.org/calls JOKERJOKERTV CALL FOR ARTISTS (Online) JOKERJOKERtv is open to ideas and actively accepting proposals for collaboration from visual/musical/video artists and curators living in Athens. Artists worldwide can also submit music videos, short films, skits and ideas to share with a weekly livestream audience. www.jokerjokertv.com/ submit SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) ATHICA is seeking new board members to help support and share the creative spirit of Athens. Complete the online application. bit.ly/athicaboard, www.athica.org

Auditions SISTER ACT (Athens Community Theatre) Auditions will include cold readings from the script and learning a short movement combination. Auditioners should bring a prepared vocal selection with sheet music. Hosted by Town & Gown Players. Aug. 15–16, 7 p.m. www.townandgownplayers.org/sister-act

Classes ACTING FOR CAMERA AND STAGE (work.shop) Learn how to act with professional actor and coach Jayson Warner Smith (“The Walking Dead,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Outer Banks”). Mondays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. $400/12 sessions. jwsclassinquiry@jaysonsmith.com, www.jaysonsmith.com/teacher

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AQUA AEROBICS (Memorial Park Pool) Try out a variety of stretching, limbering and weight routines set to music in the pool. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 6–7 p.m. Saturdays, 10–11 a.m. $5/class. 706-​613-​3580 ARTS AND DRAFTS: A MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP SERIES (Southern Brewing Co.) K.A. Artist Shop hosts a workshop series covering various calligraphy tools and methods, then practice your lettering and develop your own style. Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, 6:30–8 p.m. $35 (includes one drink). www.kaartist.com CHAIR YOGA (Sangha Yoga Studio) This class is helpful for flexibility, strength, balance and increasing circulation and energy. All levels welcome. Every Thursday, 12–1 p.m. $16 (drop-​in), $72 (six weeks). 706-​613-​1143 CHAIR YOGA AND MINDFULNESS (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) Nicole Bechill teaches a well-​rounded, gentle and accessible chair yoga class to promote breathing, mindfulness and inward listening. Every Monday, 9 a.m. $10. www.wintervillecenter.com CLAY CLASSES (Good Dirt) Registration opens on the 15th of every month for the following month’s classes and workshop. Classes range from wheel, unique handles, hand building sculpture and more. Studio membership is included in class price. www.gooddirt.net COMMUNITY MEDITATION (Rabbit Hole Studios) Jasey Jones leads a guided meditation suitable for all levels that incorporates music, gentle movement and silence. Wednesdays, 6–7 p.m. jaseyjones@gmail. com DEDICATED MINDFULNESS PRACTITIONERS (Online) Weekly Zoom meditations are offered every Saturday at 8:30–9:30 a.m. Email for details. richardshoe@gmail.com FALL SEMESTER COURSES (Athens Institute of Allied Health) Now registering for courses in phlebotomy, clinical nursing assistance and other patient care technician courses. www.athensinstitute.com IMPROV COMEDY CLASSES (work. shop) Wow your friends, woo your partner and want no more for the next interesting thing to say in a conversation. “Improv Comedy Level 1” covers making offers, saying “yes, and…” and creating interesting scenes. Six-​week course begins Aug. 28, 4 p.m. $150. “Improv Comedy Level 2” focuses on short-​form improv games and covers heightening stakes, editing scenes and finding the game of the scene. Eight-​week course begins Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m. $200. Performances are held at the end of the courses. www.flyingsquidcomedy. com/classes LINE DANCE LESSONS (International Grill & Bar) All experience levels welcome. Open dancing follows an intro class. Every first and third Tuesday, 6–9 p.m. $10. thatotherruthgirl@gmail.com MINDFULNESS PRACTICE EVENINGS (Online) Discuss and practice how to change your rela-

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tionship with difficult thoughts and emotions. Email for the Zoom link. Second Friday of the month, 6–7 p.m. FREE! mfhealy@bellsouth.net OPEN/COMMUNITY MEDITATION (Sangha Yoga Studio at Healing Arts Centre) Uma Rose leads a meditation designed to guide participants into stillness and silence. Mondays, 4–5 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.healingartscentre.net PAINTING CLASSES (Private Studio on Athens Eastside) One-​on-​one or small group adult classes are offered in acrylic and watercolor painting. Choose day workshops, ongoing weekly classes or feedback sessions. laurenadamsartist@ icloud.com POTTERY WORKSHOP (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) Lora Rust will share her unique process in “Pushing the Surface of Clay,” a workshop covering surface design,

days–Saturdays. A 45-​minute class is offered Tuesdays at 8 a.m. on the patio of Molly’s Coffee. www. feelfreeyogawellness.com YOGA CLASSES AND EVENTS (Revolution Therapy and Yoga) “Yoga Flow and Restore with Nicole Bechill” is held Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Online classes include “Trauma Conscious Yoga with Crystal” Thursdays at 6 p.m. and “Yoga for Wellbeing with Nicole Bechill” on Saturdays at 10:45 a.m. www. revolutiontherapyandyoga.com ZOOM YOGA (Online) Rev. Elizabeth Alder offers “Off the Floor Yoga” (chair and standing) on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. and “Easy on the Mat” yoga classes on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Ongoing classes are $5/class or $18/month. 706-​612-​8077, ommmever@yahoo.com

Events AADM EVENTS (Athens Anti-​Discrimination Movement Justice Center & Bookstore) “Art for Justice Saturdays” are an opportunity to paint to soothing music and discuss

8 p.m. Aug. 14 & Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. $20. bit.ly/Gentlemansguide ART EVENTS (Georgia Museum of Art) “Museum Mix” is held Aug. 11, 8–11 p.m. “Sunday Spotlight Tour” is held Aug. 14 at 3 p.m. “Friends Annual Meeting” is held Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. “Artful Conversation: Rocio Rodriguez” is held Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. “Yoga in the Galleries” is held Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. “Friends Appreciation Month Kick-​Off” is held Aug. 20 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. “Drawing in the Galleries” is held Aug. 21 from 2–4 p.m. “Faculty Perspectives: Janice Simon” is held Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. “Morning Mindfulness” is held Aug. 26 at 9:30 a.m. “Family Day: Geometric Sculpture” is held Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. “Artist Talk: Charles Pinckney” is held Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. www. georgiamuseum.org THE ARTIST’S WAY STUDY GROUP (24th Street Clubhouse, 150 Collins Industrial Blvd.) A gathering of artists, musicians, writers and creatives meet to discuss the book The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. Every Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Donations welcome. beth@ beththompsonphotography.com, www.24thstreetathens.com ATHENS FARMERS MARKET (Multiple Locations) Shop fresh produce, flowers, eggs, meats, prepared foods, a variety of arts and crafts, and live music. Additionally, AFM doubles SNAP dollars spent

“Kristin Leachman: Longleaf Lines” is currently on view at the Georgia Museum of Art through Feb. 5. glazing and firing methods. Held in conjunction with the 20th annual “Perspectives” exhibition. Aug. 27–28, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $175–225. 706-​769-​4565, www.ocaf.com PUBLIC DANCE (The Studio Athens) Beginner Rumba lessons followed by DJ’d waltz, swing, salsa, tango etc. Every fourth Saturday. 7:30–10 p.m. $5 (students), $10 (non-​students). www.gmdance.com UNLIMITED YOGA (Shakti Yoga Athens) First-​timers can enjoy one month of unlimited in-​studio yoga. Offer available through September. $40. www.shaktiyogaathens.com YOGA (Elixir Movement Arts, Mercury A.I.R.) Build a yoga practice, deepen connections to yourself and others, and learn to use yoga in everyday life. “Vinyasa Flow” is also offered Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. $10/class. shelleydownsyoga@gmail.com, www. shelleydownsyoga.offeringtree.com YOGA CLASSES (Feel Free Yoga + Wellness) The new studio offers various class times and styles Mon-

local issues. Supplies provided. All skill levels welcome. Saturdays, 3–5 p.m. Donations accepted. www.aadmovement.org ACC LIBRARY EVENTS (ACC Library) “Getting Started with Genealogy” is held Aug. 11 at 3:30 p.m. A book discussion on The Southern Awakening: A Black Man’s Guide to Liberating the Rural South and presentation by Barnard “The Barber” Sims is held Aug. 14 at 3 p.m. “Intro to MS Word and Google Docs” is held Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. “Talking About Books Book Club” will discuss West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge on Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. www.athenslibrary.org A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER (Town & Gown Players) Edwardian style and classic farce ensue in this play presented by Town & Gown Players when middle-​class Englishman Monty Narvarro learns he is the “son of the daughter of the grandson of the nephew of the second Earl of Highhurst.” Aug. 12–13, 18–19 at

at the market. Every Saturday at Bishop Park, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Every Wednesday at Creature Comforts Brewing Co., 5–8 p.m. www.athensfarmersmarket.net ATHENS SHOWGIRL CABARET (Multiple Locations) An all-​ages Drag For All show is held at Hendershot’s Coffee Aug. 20, 8 p.m. FREE! Fabulous Friday is held at Sound Track on Aug. 26, 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensshowgirlcabaret. com ATHENS WATER FESTIVAL (Sandy Creek Park) Have a dino-​mite time with dinosaur-​themed activities, swimming in Lake Chapman, live animal encounters, water trucks and more. Sept. 10, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. $2. www.athenswaterfestival.com ATHENTIC EVENTS (Athentic Brewing Co.) Classic City Terminus Legion Watch Parties for ATL United Soccer vs. Cincinnati is held Aug. 13, 7 p.m. and vs. Columbus is held Aug. 21, 5:30 p.m. “TableTop Workshop: Session Zero (Basic Character Creation)” is a workshop

on creating characters for D&D or other tabletop games. Aug. 22, 7–9 p.m. FREE! “Open Mic Comedy with Owen Hunt” features professional and amateur comedians from around the southeast. Aug. 25, 7 p.m. FREE! “Dog Days of Athens Summer Arts and Crafts Fair” features local crafters. Aug. 28, 1–5 p.m. www.athenticbrewing.com BALLOONIVERSITY BALLOON SHOWCASE (Classic Center) See over 100,000 balloons and sculptures crafted by professional artists. Aug. 14, 2–5 p.m. FREE! (reservations required). www.classiccenter. com/balloonshowcase BOUTIER WINERY EVENTS (Boutier Winery & Inn, Danielsville) Wine Tastings are held Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sundays, 12:30–5 p.m. $6/glass of wine, $14/six wine tastings. www. boutierwinery.com CLASSIC CITY PETANQUE CLUB (Lay Park) New players welcome. Scheduled play days are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. vicepresident@athenspetanque.org COMMUNITY SAFETY LISTENING SESSION (ACC Library) Western Circuit District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez will hold a listening session to “discuss and address community and individual safety concerns facing Athens.” Aug. 11, 6–8 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org THE FABULOUS 50S (Marigold Auditorium for Arts and Culture, Winterville) Athens Choral Society presents a summer show, “The Fabulous 50s,” as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. Aug. 19–20, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20, 2:30 p.m. $15. www.athenschoralsociety.com FIREFLY DISCOVERY RIDE (Firefly Trail) Pump up your tires and join a six-​mile round trip tour to learn about the history of the trail and its future plans. Aug. 12, 6 p.m. 706-​ 613-​3620 GENERAL KNOWLEDGE TRIVIA (Flicker Theatre & Bar) This month’s categories include the 1960s, sleep and back to school. Aug. 15, 8 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com GORGEOUS GEORGE’S IMPROV LEAGUE (Buvez) Come out for some home-​grown townie improv. Bring some interesting suggestions and a loose funny bone to help create some improv magic on the spot. Every Wednesday, 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.flyingsquidcomedy.com HEALTH AND WELLNESS DAY (West Broad Farmers Market) Visit the market to learn about a variety of local resources for physical and mental health. Aug. 13, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. linktr.ee/wbfm HENDERSHOT’S EVENTS (Hendershot’s Coffee) Disconnect to connect during No Phone Parties with a phone-​free, laptop-​free happy hour featuring drink specials, snacks, games and a record player. Every Tuesday, 6–9 p.m. Boulevard Burlesque Company performs Aug. 12. Hendershot’s Comedy is held Aug. 17, 8 p.m. www.hendershotsathens.com HISTORY LECTURE SERIES (Oconee Co. Library) Fred Boyles presents “USS Pueblo Incident,” a lecture about the USS Pueblo, a research vessel that was performing surveillance off the coast of North Korea when it was seized in 1968. Aug. 14, 3 p.m. www.athenslibrary. org/oconee LIFELONG LEARNING FAIR (VFW Club) Discover what OLLI has to offer adults ages 50+ through classes, travel, shared interest groups, social events, UGA benefits


and more. Aug. 11, 1–3 p.m. www. olli.uga.edu LINNENTOWN DOCUMENTARY (Ciné) Linnentown: Urban Renewal, White Supremacy and the University of Georgia is a 22-​minute documentary about the destruction of a thriving Black community on Baxter Street in 1962. The film premiere will be followed by a panel discussion with director Alex Benoit, Linnentown first descendants Hattie Thomas Whitehead and Christine Davis Johnson, ACC Commissioner Russell Edwards, and Athens Reparations Action president Alys Willman. Donations will support Athens Reparations Action. Aug. 15, 6–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensreparationsaction.com MARGO METAPHYSICAL EVENTS (Margo Metaphysical) Monday Tarot Readings offered 1–5 p.m. ($6 per card). Tuesday Tarot with Davita offered 4–6 p.m. ($5 per card). Wednesday Night Sound Healing with Joey held 6–7:30 p.m. ($35). Thursday Tarot with Courtney is offered 12–5 p.m. ($10–45). Friday Henna Party with Aiyanna ($10–75). 706-​372-​1462 MERRY MEET EVERY WEEK (Rabbit Hole Studios) Meet members of the Athens Area Pagans and discuss Pagan Pride Day. Meetings held every Saturday, 5 p.m. Donations encouraged. beth@athensareapagans.org MOVIES BY MOONLIGHT (Dudley Park) The ACC Leisure Services Department hosts a screening of The Fifth Element on the big screen outdoors in the earthen amphitheater. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Aug. 13, 8:30 p.m. 706-​613-​3800 MURDER MYSTERY DINNER: MASQUERADE BALL (YWCO) During this interactive dinner, guests will find themselves as witnesses, sleuths or even the murderer. This year’s theme is Masquerade Ball, and guests are encouraged to dress up in costume. Aug. 27, 7 p.m. $100. www.ywco. org/events OCONEE FARMERS MARKET (Oconee County Courthouse, Watkinsville) Over 20 vendors offer a variety of fresh produce, local honey, fresh-​cut flowers, unique crafts, dog treats, fresh gelato, homemade pasta, locally sourced

meats and eggs, plants and more. Many vendors offer pre-​ordering options and curbside pickup. Saturdays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. www. oconeefarmersmarket.net PERSPECTIVES (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation: OCAF) The annual “Perspectives” exhibition and sale features dozens of regional potters. Preview night held Aug. 26, 5–8 p.m. $20. Show and sale run Aug. 27–Sept. 11. www.ocaf.com PÉTANQUE CLUB OF ATHENS (UGA Redcoat Band Practice Field) Learn to play the greatest game you’ve never heard of. RSVP. Wednesdays, 9–11:30 a.m. FREE! athenspetanqueclub@gmail.com RABBIT HOLE EVENTS (Rabbit Hole Studios) Acoustic Fire Pit Jams are held every Monday, 7–11 p.m. Flow Jam Night for flow artists and LED/ fire spinners is held Thursdays from 7–11 p.m. Free music theory group lessons for guitarists are held Thursdays from 7–10 p.m. White Rabbit Collective hosts a drum circle every Sunday downtown on College Ave. from 5–7 p.m., followed by an afterparty with painting, singing, games, yoga and more from 7:30–11 p.m. www.rabbitholestudios.org REALLY, REALLY FREE MARKET (Reese & Pope Park) Just like a yard sale, but everything is free. Bring what you can, take what you need. Second Saturday of every month, 12–2 p.m. reallyreallyfreemarketathens@gmail.com RIVERS ALIVE (Clean-​up Sites around Athens) Wade into local rivers, lakes and streams as part of an ongoing statewide campaign to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of Georgia’s rivers and streams. Registration opens Sept. 1. Event held Oct. 1, 9 a.m.–11 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/ RiversAlive SCRAPSTOCK 3 (Multiple Locations) Festival in celebration of Volumes’ five year anniversary. The kick-​off party at Akademia Brewing Co. features a full comedy show followed by a dance party free to the public. Aug. 11, 7–10 p.m. Hip-​hop and R&B performances, local vendors and a food truck will be at Creature Comforts free to attend. Aug. 12, 5:30–10 p.m. Comedy, music, vendors and a food truck will be at Southern Brewing Co. with advance

art around town ACC LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) “Community Views Through the Eyes of Five Artists” includes works by photographer Kidd Fielteau, fashion designer Tabitha Fielteau, painter Briderick Flanigan, multi-media artist Par Ramsey and painter Mykeisha Ross. Through Sept. 18. ATHICA@CINÉ GALLERY (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Henry McEachern’s exhibition, “Cross Sections at the Conundrum,” is an installation consisting of dozens of small and colorful assemblages. Through Aug. 25. CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) “Hello, Welcome!” presents abstract worlds by Maggie Davis, Jonah Cordy, Carol MacAllister and Jason Matherly. • “Classic City” interprets the city of Athens, GA through the works of James Burns, Sydney Shores, Thompson Sewell and Allison Ward. CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) “A Day in the Woods” features artwork by Sarah Flinn, who has also installed a collection of “Garden Creatures” outdoors in the courtyard. Meet the Artist event held Aug. 28, 3–5 p.m. Currently on view through Sept. 4. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Erin Cribbs. Through August. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “In Dialogue: Views of Empire: Grand and Humble” displays two print collections that create a conversation about what it meant to be a working-class citizen in mid-19th-century Russia. Through Aug. 21. • “Jennifer Steinkamp: The Technologies of Nature.” Through Aug. 21. • “Graphic Eloquence: American Modernism on Paper from the Collection of Michael T. Ricker.” Through Sept. 4. • “Kristin Leachman: Longleaf Lines” focuses on close-up views of the patterns and biology of the longleaf pine and its ecosystem. Through Feb. 5. • “Decade of Tradition: Highlights from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection.” Through July 3. GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Zane Cochran presents “Aurora,”

tickets $12 or $15 at the door. Aug. 13, 3–10 p.m. Industry mixer with local DJs on the patio of Athentic Brewing Co. Aug. 14, 3–6 p.m. www.facebook.com/volumeshiphop SOUTHERN STAR STUDIO OPEN GALLERY (Southern Star Studio) Southern Star Studio is a working, collective ceramics studio, established by Maria Dondero in 2016. The gallery contains members’ work, primarily pottery. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.southernstarstudioathens.com THURSDAY TRIVIA (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Jon Head hosts trivia every Thursday. Win pitchers and gift certificates. Thursdays, 7–9 p.m. www.johnnyspizza.com TORCH SONG (UGA Cellar Theatre) In this play, a man’s journey for love leads him to steamy backrooms, the embrace of his hyper-​critical mother, and toward the formation of a non-​traditional family. His odyssey is no small undertaking, especially in seven-​ inch heels. Sept. 29–Oct. 1, Oct. 5–7 at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 & Oct. 9, 2:30 p.m. $8–12. www.ugatheatre.com/ torchsong TWELFTH NIGHT (Arcadia Garden at Town & Gown) A pre-​show festival features lawn games, face painting and photo opportunities, plus an appearance by the Athens Fencing Club and a guided Shakespeare conversation with retired UGA professor Fran Teague. Classic City Shakespeare presents a performance afterwards. Aug. 27, 2–6 p.m. (pre-​show), 6 p.m. (show). FREE! www.classiccityshakespeare. org WAFFLES & WATER RECLAMATION (Middle Oconee Water Reclamation Facility) Celebrate National Waffle Day and 60 years of wastewater treatment in Athens with breakfast and a tour. Aug. 24, 9 a.m. FREE! jackie.sherry@ accgov.com WEST BROAD FARMERS MARKET (West Broad Farmers Market) The West Broad Farmers Market offers fresh produce, locally raised meat and eggs, baked goods, flowers, artisan goods and more. Order online or by phone Sundays–Thursdays, then pick up on Saturdays between 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. www.wbf.locallygrown.net

Kidstuff ALICE H. RICHARDS CHILDREN’S GARDEN (UGA State Botanical Garden) Every third Saturday of the month enjoy a variety of engaging shows taking place on the Theatre-​in-​the-​Woods stage. Come experience music, laughter and connection in nature. Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15 from 9:30–11 a.m. www.facebook.com/botgarden ART CARD CLUB (K.A. Artist Shop) Katy Lipscomb and Tyler Fisher lead weekly gatherings to create, trade and exhibit miniature masterpieces the size of playing cards. Some materials provided, but participants can bring their own as well. The club meets on Fridays, 4:30–6 p.m. (ages 10–12) and 6:30–8 p.m. (ages 13–17). www.kaartist.com CREATIVE CLASSES (Treehouse Kid & Craft) Activities range in theme and skill level. Sessions run Aug. 15–May 19. Register online. www. treehousekidandcraft.com FAMILY DAY: GEORGIA MUSIC (Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries) Check out the exhibition “Georgia on My Mind: Finding Belonging in Music History,” enjoy music classes with Cathy Rumfelt of Allegro Athens and listen to a story time in the gallery. Aug. 13, 1–4 p.m. FREE! www. libs.uga.edu HARGRETT LIBRARY’S TODDLER TUESDAY (UGA Special Collections Library) Toddler Tuesday is a new program full of story time, music and crafts for ages 1–4. “Sports!” on Sept. 20. Events held at 9:45 a.m. FREE! RSVP: jmb18449@uga.edu MAKING DANCES (work.shop) This alternative dance class teaches improvisation and choreography techniques. For ages 10–14. Taught by Lisa Yaconelli. Tuesdays, 6:15– 7:30 p.m. $60/month, $210/14 weeks. www.lisayaconelli.com OCONEE LIBRARY EVENTS (Oconee Co. Library) “Preschool Storytime” for children and their caregivers is held Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. www. athenslibrary.org/oconee TUTORING (Online) The Athens Regional Library System is now offering free, live tutoring via tutor. com for students K-​12, plus college

a sculptural interpretation of the aurora borealis using 3D geometric figures and lights. HEIRLOOM CAFE (815 N. Chase St.) Printmaker and book artist Taylor DiFonzo presents a collection of works. Through Aug. 29. JITTERY JOE’S EASTSIDE (1860 S. Barnett Shoals Rd.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Magic Realism, fairy tales, nursery rhymes and fables. Through August. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (211 Hoyt St.) “Picture This” features the artwork of 11 Georgia-based painters who focus on narratives. • “Maps, Landforms and River Rafts” is a series of art quilts by Cathy Fussell on view alongside works by her daughter, Coulter Fussell. Quilt talk Sept. 8, 6 p.m. Artist talk Sept. 9, 11 a.m. • “Robert Croker: At Random 2022” is a new suite of watercolors. • Jason Matherly’s “For Heather: New Shaped Paintings” is a collection of color-block works installed against a painted ground. • Collections from our Community presents “Winfield & McNeal’s Fleet,” a collection of vintage Tonka Trucks and ‘70s Hot Wheels. • Margo Newmark Rosenbaum presents a selection of photographs from her book, Drawing with Light, as well as a collection of bright paintings. Through Oct. 7. • Mark Johnson and Zuzka Vaclavic share a collection of wood-fired ceramics. “Artist Talk: Wod Fire Process” is held Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. Through Oct. 7. • Cedric Smith presents a series of portraits for “Window Works,” a site-specific series that utilizes the building’s front entrance windows for outdoor art viewing. Reconfiguring playing cards of kings and queens, his portraits question the absence of Black figures in the country’s graphic history. Through Dec. 21. MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia St., Demorest) A special exhibition of contemporary works from the museum’s permanent collection includes works by Howard Finster, Kenneth Woodall, Allison Spence, R.C. Gorman, Ron Meyers, Chris Aluka Berry, Bud Lee and more. Through Aug. 18. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) Landscape photographer Chris Greer is co-host of the TV show “View Finders” and author of the books Georgia Discovered: Exploring the Best of the Peach State and

students and adult learners. Daily, 2–9 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org

Support Groups ACA ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS AND DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES (Holy Cross Lutheran Church) This support group meets weekly. Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m. annetteanelson@gmail.com AL-​ANON 12 STEP (Multiple Locations) Recovery for people affected by someone else’s drinking. Visit the website for a calendar of electronic meetings held throughout the week. www.ga-​al-​anon.org ATHENS COUNCIL OF THE BLIND (ACC Library) Open to people of all ages with vision impairments, their families and friends. Topics include adaptive equipment, recreational and social opportunities, and advocacy. Call if you need transportation. Fourth Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 706-​ 338-​3889, dlwahlers@gmail.com FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP (ACC Library, Classroom A) Alzheimer’s Association Georgia presents a support group conducted by trained facilitators that is a safe place for those living with dementia and their caregiver to develop a support system. First Wednesday of every month, 6–7:30 p.m. 706-​ 206-​6163, www.alz.org/georgia LGBTQIA+ VIRTUAL ALPHABET FAMILY GATHERING (Online) This is a safe space for anyone on the LGBTQIA+/TGQNB spectrum. Fourth Sunday of every month, 6–8 p.m. uuathensga.org/justice/ welcoming-​congregation MENTAL HEALTH PEER RECOVERY GROUP (Nuçi’s Space) Participants support each other through life’s challenges by sharing from their skills, experiences and proven coping mechanisms. Newcomers welcome. First Tuesday of the month, 4–6 p.m. pr@nuci.org, www.nuci.org OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (24th Street Clubhouse) Learn to stop eating compulsively or curb other unwanted food-​related behaviors. Every Tuesday, 12 p.m. FREE! Text: 678-​736-​3697 PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP (First Baptist Church) This group

is to encourage, support and share information with fellow sojourners who manage the challenges of Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders. Second Friday of every month, 1 p.m. gpnoblet@ bellsouth.net RECOVERY DHARMA (Recovery Dharma) This peer-​led support group offers a Buddhist-​inspired path to recovery from any addiction. Visit the website for details. Thursdays, 7 p.m. FREE! www.athensrecoverydharma.org SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS (Athens, GA) Athens Downtown SAA offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from a compulsive sexual behavior. Contact for location. www.athensdowntownsaa.com

Word on the Street CORNHOLEATL (Multiple Locations) Register for the fall league at Terrapin or Southern Brewing Co. Deadline Aug. 22. Games begin Aug. 30 or Aug. 31. www.cornholeatl.com FALL REGISTRATION (Athens, GA) The Athens-​Clarke County Leisure Services Department offers a variety of activities highlighting the arts, environmental science, recreation, sports and holiday events for adults and children. Now registering. Scholarships available. www. accgov.com/myrec FREE COVID-​19 VACCINES (Clarke County Health Department) Vaccines are available by appointment or walk-​in. No insurance or ID required. www.publichealthisforeveryone.com RABBIT BOX STORYTELLING (VFW on Sunset Drive) Storytelling themes for fall include “Wallflower” (Sept. 27), “Undone” (Oct. 25) and “Last Call” (Nov. 22). Pitch an eight-​minute story to share with an audience. Story coaching available. rabbitboxstories@gmail.com, www. rabbitbox.org/tell-​a-​story WATER FOCUS GROUP (Online) Participate in a focus group discussion to help improve how the city communicates about the quality of drinking water. Participants will receive a $10 gift card good at several downtown businesses. Aug. 11, 6–7 p.m. laurel.loftin@accgov. com f

upcoming title Naturally Georgia: From the Mountains to the Coast. Through August. ODUM SCHOOL OF ECOLOGY GALLERY (140 E. Green St.) Natural science illustrator C Olivia Carlisle shares insect, botanical and ecosystems illustrations alongside “The Birdwing Butterflies of Papua New Guinea,” a display featuring specimens assembled by James W. Porter and photographs by Carolyn Crist. Through fall. STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) “Mother Tongue: The Language of Families” includes Steffen Thomas’ paintings, drawings and sculptures that were shaped by powerful prose and poetry. Spoken Word Night with Linqua Franqa, Christopher Martin and Josina Guess held on closing day, Aug. 20, 4:30 p.m. TIF SIGFRIDS (393 N. Finley St.) A group exhibition presents works of artists from across the U.S. including Becky Kolsrud, Adrianne Rubenstein, Mac McCaughan, Elsa Hansen Oldham, Tyson Reeder, Scott Reeder, Leo Mock, Sadie Laska, Michael Lachowski and more. Opening reception with performances by Speed to Roam and Nihilist Cheerleader held Aug. 13, 6 p.m. Through Sept. 17. TINY ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) Former Athenian Sam Balling returns from the Okefenokee Swamp with “Death & BBQ,” an exhibition of new illustrations and mixed media paintings. Open on Third Thursday, Aug. 18 from 6–9 p.m. and by appointment through August. UGA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “I AM A MAN: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1960–1970” documents a historic and transformative decade through iconic images of protestors and glimpses into the daily life of the American South. Through Aug. 11. • “Georgia on my Mind: Finding Belonging in Music History” explores the genres, spaces and performers who have helped to define music in the state over time. Family Day Aug. 13. Opening reception Aug. 18 from 6–8 p.m. (RSVP by Aug. 12) with live music by James Weidman, guitarists Skip Taylor and John Culwell, and hip-hop artist Cassie Chantel. Through Dec. 9. WHITE TIGER GOURMET (217 Hiawassee Ave.) “Bon Appétit!” includes vibrant paintings of food products by Mary Porter. Through Oct. 1.

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