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By Blake Aued and Shelby Israel news@flagpole.com The second quarter of a UGA football game might not be the best time to hold a political rally in Athens, but about 200 people turned out nonetheless to hear from Democrat Stacey Abrams, who’s running in a governor’s race that’s bound to be much closer than the Bulldogs’ 48–7 win over South Carolina. Abrams’ 10-minute remarks at a United Campus Workers of Georgia rally on College Square were a condensed version of her usual stump speech. She pledged to expand Medicaid, prevent more hospital closures, protect students from school shootings, restore free technical college, provide needbased college financial aid and invest the state’s $5 billion surplus in education, while criticizing Gov. Brian Kemp for proposing tax cuts for the wealthy and lifting COVID19 shutdowns too early. “We don’t get to choose our battles, but we do get to choose our warriors, and I’m here to fight for you,” Abrams said. Affordable housing is a particularly relevant issue lately in Athens, where tenants in several communities recently bought by a Florida-based investment company are organizing to fight massive rent hikes and avoid being turned out onto the street. “Too many people are being evicted while the governor makes money as a real estate mogul in Georgia,” Abrams said. On social media, conservatives tweaked Abrams for the timing of her rally, saying it showed she’s out of touch. But Democrats pointed out that fall weekends when the Dawgs are away are chock-full of other events. Abrams also reportedly stopped by the Athens PRIDE festival while she was in town. The UCWGA held the rally to build support for House Bill 1576, which would allow public sector unions in Georgia. Currently, government employees like UGA faculty

and staff are not allowed to strike or collectively bargain. Other speakers at the rally included Broderick Flanigan, chair of the Athens Economic Justice Coalition; former AthensClarke County commissioner Mariah Parker, now a labor organizer in Atlanta; and Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement cofounder Mokah Jasmine Johnson, who’s running against state Rep. Houston Gaines (R-Athens) in House District 120. [Blake Aued]

District 2 Special Election May Be Pushed Back The Athens-Clarke County Commission passed a resolution last week asking the county Board of Election to hold a special election in March to replace Commissioner Mariah Parker. When Parker announced their resignation Aug. 29, ACC officials initially announced that a special election would be held Nov. 8, in conjunction with the scheduled general election. However, questions emerged due to ambiguity in state law about whether the special election would be held using the current District 2 lines or the new ones that take effect Jan. 1. “We know we’ve had a significant redistricting this year, so we find ourselves in greater legal clarity when we move into the new year, and we’re in an environment when the new maps are in effect,” Mayor Kelly Girtz said at a called meeting Sept. 15. The issue is clouded by the drastic changes Republican state legislators made to the ACC Commission earlier this year, essentially swapping most of districts 2 and 3. If the election is held under the new lines, East Athens residents in District 2 would have no representation until

Stacey Abrams speaks at a labor rally downtown Saturday, Sept. 17.

January, when newly elected District 3 representative Tiffany Taylor takes office. But if it’s held under the current lines, most of Commissioner Melissa Link’s constituents in Cobbham, Boulevard, Normaltown and the Hancock Corridor would have no representation for the remaining two years of Parker’s term, while much of the current District 2 would have two commissioners. In addition, whoever won the special election would likely be ineligible to run in 2024. “Either way you go, you could have a lawsuit if you have the election in November,” Commissioner Mike Hamby said. He—like Girtz and several other commissioners— pledged to provide constituent services for District 2 residents until the seat is filled. Holding the election on Mar. 21—the next available date under state law—will also give candidates more time to prepare and voters more time to consider their options. For a November election, candidates would have just 10 days to decide whether to run and less than three weeks to campaign before early voting starts. “I want to ensure that anybody who’s going to step forward as a candidate for District 2 has the opportunity to prepare for that, and similarly that constituents are

able to prepare to make a wise determination,” Girtz said. Poll workers need time to prepare, too. If held in November, the special election would have to be entirely separate from the general, according to state law—different voting machines, different ballots and different poll workers. That presents challenges, Director of Elections and Voter Registration Charlotte Sosebee told the Board of Elections last week. For example, ACC would have to borrow voting machines from the state. The county’s voter database has already been switched over to the new districts for the May elections, so it will be hard to locate voters who live in the old District 2. And 2,000 absentee ballots have already been mailed out. The resolution passed unanimously, although Commissioner Ovita Thornton, who was out of town, was opposed to it, according to Hamby. But the BOE does not have to follow the commission’s wishes. “The Board of Elections has the discretion to call the date they’d like,” county Attorney Judd Drake said. A called meeting is scheduled for Sept. 21. Meanwhile, Link—who has already announced that she’ll run for the District 2 seat if the election is held using the new



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lines—addressed rumors that Parker had planned their resignation so that Link could take over the seat. Link said the first she heard of Parker’s resignation was from Commissioner Patrick Davenport that morning. Other commissioners have also said they were blindsided by the announcement. “For anyone out there who’s creating these conspiracy theories about collusion, it doesn’t exist. I knew nothing about this,” Link said. [BA]

only the arena, but also the judicial center and a nearby hotel, condominiums and a senior living development, all on county-owned land surrounding the Multimodal Transportation Center off East Broad Street. The Classic Center also agreed that the 600 jobs the project will create will pay a living wage of at least $15.85, indexed to an MIT living wage calculator. Wages have long been a sticking point for some commissioners to support the project. [BA]

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Rising construction costs are shrinking the size of a planned Eastside library, Athens-Clarke County commissioners learned at a work session last week. The $16 million project—$14 million from SPLOST 2020 and $2 million from a state grant—includes a $7.5 million construction budget. Originally, the library was supposed to be 25,000 square feet, but now there’s only enough money to build 16,000. A 25,000 square-foot library would cost $22 million. “There’s obviously a gap there between what we originally planned for and what we have here today,” John Simoneau of the ACC SPLOST office said at the Sept. 13 work session. “Must have” elements for the new library include 50,000 books, childrens’ and young adult areas, a divisible meeting room, and transit and pedestrian connectivity. For a site, the user group is looking at demographics, population density and proximity to schools. Preferably, the site would already be owned by ACC to save money. The downsized library would be designed so that it could easily be expanded later, Simoneau said. Two potential sites that have been mentioned in the past are Southeast Clarke Park and the old Gaines School, although the latter was recently renovated for use as an early learning center. “I’m wondering if it’s possibly in the cards to purchase an existing building and adaptively reuse it,” Commissioner Melissa Link suggested. Public engagement sessions are scheduled for 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at Fire Station No. 7, and 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at Living Hope Church and 5 p.m.–7 p.m. at East Athens Development Corp. on Monday, Oct. 3. The commission is scheduled to vote Nov. 1 on a project concept and site selection criteria. The new library isn’t the only government project that’s affected by higher construction costs. The budget for a new downtown judicial center to replace the overcrowded county courthouse and renovate the existing courthouse to serve as a municipal government building has risen from $78 million to $140 million, prompting SPLOST officials to suggest scaling it back for now and adding onto it later. “The [cost] escalation is hitting us at a time when we’re starting on some of the biggest public works projects we’ve ever had,” Manager Blaine Williams said at another work session Sept. 15. Public input sessions on the judicial center are scheduled for 5–7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 and 1–3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Dougherty Street Governmental Building. Officials also discussed a $27 million parking deck for the new Classic Center arena. The 600-space deck would serve not

An omicron-specific booster for COVID19 is available now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the first redesign of the coronavirus vaccines since they became available in late 2020. “With today’s authorization, the FDA has also revised the [emergency use authorization] of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to remove the use of the monovalent Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID19 vaccines” in favor of the new bivalent vaccines, the agency said in its Aug. 31 announcement. Jodie Guest, an infectious disease epidemiologist, professor and senior vice chair of the Department of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, hosts Emory’s series of videos about the pandemic. “The goal is for the redesign to help elevate antibody levels in a way that restores the protection conferred by the initial vaccines against symptomatic infection in many people,” Guest said. These new boosters are made both by Pfizer and Moderna. Pfizer is available for people 12 and older, while people 18 and older may choose Moderna’s formula. The updated COVID-19 booster provides protection against the original strain of the virus that causes COVID, as well as the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subvariants, which are more contagious and better able to evade protection that the body might have against earlier subvariants, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recommends that everyone ages 12 years and older in the United States receive an updated COVID-19 booster. Like the original boosters, the updated doses help restore protection that might have gone down since the last dose. Everyone who is eligible—including those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised—is recommended to receive one dose of the updated bivalent booster at least two months after their most recent dose (either the final dose of the primary series or the last booster shot). Carlos del Rio with Emory University School of Medicine said last year’s booster has been replaced by the new bivalent one, and people can expect an annual COVID vaccine similar to how the influenza vaccine is updated yearly. “This is a different vaccine,” del Rio said. “We don’t tell people that you’re going to get your flu booster, right? Every year we say ‘You’re going to get your flu vaccine’. So we need to get away from this terminology of boosters and we need to talk about you were getting your COVID vaccination.” Anyone may get the updated, bivalent shot at their local health department. Anyone who misplaced their original COVID vaccination card may get a new one with a state ID at the health department. [Ellen Eldridge/GPB News] f

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By Blake Aued news@flagpole.com Anyone who’s ever ridden a bike on Prince Avenue or has tried to cross it on foot knows that they’re taking their life into their own hands. More than 30 years after residents along Prince Avenue first started lobbying to make the corridor safer, Athens-Clarke County is embarking on a pilot project that aims to do just that. Here’s what you need to know: I’ve seen road workers out there the past week or two. Is this what it’s about? Yes. Athens-Clarke County road crews patched up the pavement the first week of September. Last week, they dotted the pavement as a guide for restriping. They’re laying down temporary markings this week, and next week more permanent markings. Lanes may be closed during this time. The markings will be there for at least 60 days,

recommended a three-lane configuration for the locally owned portion of Prince, but the ACC Commission voted that down in 2005, when the street came up for repaving. A pilot project similar to this one was proposed in 2014 but shot down by thenMayor Nancy Denson. Instead, the county installed flags at midblock crosswalks for pedestrians to wave at cars, which drew reac- The four-lane stretch of Prince will be restriped with two travel lanes, a center turn lane and two buffered bike lanes. tions ranging from amusement to indignation. The flags were, inevitably, all street design,” according to Athens-Clarke trying to turn left onto Milledge Avenue. stolen and never replaced because transpor- County. The turn lane will also provide a place for tation officials realized they didn’t do much Prince Avenue had 184 crashes over the drivers to queue up to turn into the 100 good. past five years, causing 46 injuries. “Road Prince development. In 2017, though, voters approved $4 diets” like the one underway on Prince million for safety improvements on Prince reduce wrecks by an average of 29%, accord- OK, but I saw what happened on Barnett as part of a 1% transportation sales tax ing to the Federal Highway Administration. Shoals. How will this be any different? There are several differences between Prince and the 2018 Barnett Shoals Road bike lane demonstration project—primarily that, due to design constraints, Barnett Shoals had a two-way cycle track that many found unfamiliar and confusing. County officials have also said they learned a great deal about the need for public outreach. Another road drivers like to complain about is Hawthorne Avenue, but bike lanes had nothing to do with turning that street into three lanes—in fact, most cyclists consider them little more than glorified gutters. At just 40 feet across, Hawthorne between Broad Street and Oglethorpe Avenue is simply not wide enough for four car lanes. Remember, too, that Baxter and Lumpkin streets were both four lanes at one point, and most everyone seems to agree that they function much better now with three lanes.

The pilot project runs between Milledge Avenue and Pulaski Street.

after which the ACC Commission will decide whether to make them permanent. What are the changes? In between Pulaski Street and Milledge Avenue—the portion of Prince that’s owned by ACC—the road is four lanes. The project removes two of those lanes and adds a center turn lane and bike lanes on both sides. The bike lanes will be separated from cars by a painted buffer, as well as small plastic barriers known as “zippers.” Why has this taken so long? Politics, mostly. The county government began studying Prince Avenue and Dougherty Street all the way back in 1994. While Dougherty underwent what’s known in transportation circles as a “road diet” back in 2015, Prince has faced more backlash, mainly from drivers who see Prince as a highway to get downtown fast rather than a neighborhood street. A community planning effort in 2003


referendum (TSPLOST). The latest round of TSPLOST, passed last year, includes another $9 million. A Prince Avenue user group recommended the road diet as its top priority for the funding.

As for driver inconvenience, slowing down traffic is a feature, not a bug. Despite its width, Prince is an urban street, after all. However, traffic should also flow more

I don’t see too many cyclists on Prince. Won’t this just benefit a few people at the expense of everyone else? On the other hand, more people might ride their bike on Prince if it were safer. But the project isn’t just for the stereotype of the spandex-clad elite. “The purpose of the Prince The bike lane will be protected by plastic bumps known as zippers. Avenue Pilot Project is to test and study the feasibility and safety benefits for all roadway smoothly with the benefit of a center turn users—including pedestrians, bicyclists, lane. For example, drivers will no longer transit riders and drivers—of an alternative have to wait in the left lane for someone

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What comes next? During the 60-day trial period, traffic engineers will measure speeds on Prince, as well as traffic on side streets to see if there’s an increase in cut-through traffic, count the number of vehicles, bikes and pedestrians, and observe video at intersections. Commissioners will use that data, along with public input, to determine whether to keep the changes. Some seem dead-set on it. “Of course, we’re going to get complaints from drivers that they have to go slower, but that’s the freakin’ point,” Commissioner Melissa Link said at an August meeting. Others, like Commissioner Carol Myers, have said they’ll only move forward if the reconfiguration doesn’t cause congestion. Longer term, a 2015 safety audit by the Georgia Department of Transportation found a need for more mid-block crosswalks, medians and improved signage along Prince between Milledge and the Loop. Such measures are also included in local plans for the roadway. f

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By Cy Brown news@flagpole.com We’re three weeks in, and this season’s colwhich just lost to Penn State and is curlege football landscape is beginning to take rently being coached by a man waiting shape. At roughly the quarter point of the to be fired so he can take his buyout and season, we can finally start talking a little go home. Then we welcome Vanderbilt to less about what we think and a little more Sanford, and I don’t know if Kirby Smart about what we know. will ever allow the ‘Dores to get within a The most obvious thing we know: touchdown again after we lost to them in Georgia looks like the best team in college his inaugural season. football. These Dawgs have seemingly done The schedule gets spicy with the World’s the impossible and improved after losing 15 Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. Florida players to the NFL. Having an offense that always worries me, because I hate losing can be relied on to win games will do that. to them more than anyone. But Week 1 With three weeks in the books, we also Heisman winner Anthony Richardson still have a sense of what to expect from the doesn’t have a passing touchdown, and the teams on Georgia’s Gators almost lost to schedule, as well as the the University of South These Dawgs have teams that are competFlorida. ing with the Dawgs to Then comes the seemingly done the win the national title. toughest stretch of the impossible and improved after schedule: Tennessee, at Alabama has managed a 3-0 start, but had to State and losing 15 players to the NFL. Mississippi escape Texas in Week at Kentucky. Tennessee 2. I’ll never fully count has the most explosive out Alabama or Nick Saban, but the Dawgs offense we’ll face all year, and should prove look like a much more complete team at a real test for the defense. Mississippi State the moment. The third team occupying the worries me less following their loss to LSU, rare air of college football’s elite this season but the Mike Leach Air Raid is always tough is the Ohio State Buckeyes, who also sit at to prepare for. 3-0. The Buckeyes’ signature win is a 21-10 Then there’s the Wildcats, probably victory over Notre Dame. However, after the toughest team on our regular season schedule. They have talent and experience, and they want to win badly. If we travel to Kentucky, and the Cats still have a shot at the SEC East, Commonwealth Stadium will be rocking, and we’ll be in for a real fight. We finish off, of course, with Georgia Tech, which comes to Athens for the first time since 2018. Tech coach Geoff Collins has never coached a game in Sanford. I hope he isn’t fired before the end of the season so we can have the pleasure of finishing off his Wrap it up, I’ll take it. ignominious time in Atlanta with a proper the Irish lost to Marshall and went to the ass-whooping in the Classic City. You can’t wire with Cal, that result has lost its shine. really be a Tech coach until you’ve experiMeanwhile, in their first game against an enced one. FBS team since they were walloped 49-3 by It sometimes feels wrong to be so blasé the Dawgs, the Oregon Ducks trounced No. about potentially going 12-0 again, some12 BYU 41-20. If the Ducks keep improving thing the program has only done twice in and winning, that season-opener is going to its history. But looking forward, the Dawgs look better and better. will be favored all the way. And not just It may take a while for the Dawgs to find in the regular season. As was the case last a legitimate challenge. Next week, Kent year, Vegas will probably favor Georgia over State comes to Athens, and will be paid a Bama in the SEC Championship Game and hefty sum for their sacrifice at the altar of the playoff. The Dawgs will almost certainly Kirby. Then comes a trip to Missouri, which be favored over anyone else they might shouldn’t be bad either, considering the meet, too. Based on what we’ve seen from Tigers lost their only game against a Power our opponents and ourselves, a 12-0 season Five opponent 40-12 to Kansas State. should no longer be the aim. It should be After that is a home game with Auburn, the expectation. f

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shuck dolls, broom making and weaving, plus regional potters and other artists with herbal soaps, jewelry, folk art and more. [PB]

‘The View From Here’ Opening Reception


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The ACE/ FRANCISCO Gallery is celeLittle Kings Shuffle Club, 2 p.m.–12 a.m. & brating the opening of its new exhibit, “The Hendershot’s Coffee, 7–11 p.m. • $15 festival, View From Here: Three Master Painters $10 Hendershot’s Coffee only Consider the Landscape,” with a reception A-Fest is a new music and food festival on Sept. 22. The exhibit features work from supporting Southern reproductive justice three prominent landscape painters in the organizations. The festival will begin at Southeast: John Cleaveland, Philip Juras Little Kings with a family-oriented portion and Julyan Davis. Each artist has a vibrant and strikingly unique take on the concept of the landscape. The reception will also provide an opportunity for attendees to purchase limited-edition signed prints from the artists. A percentage of proceeds from these purchases will go to The Atticus Gift, an organization established in honor of Cleaveland’s son to help provide resources for individuals and their families battling with anxiety and depression. Additional work will be on view a few doors down at OX Fine Art, a new gallery space Philip Juras run by Cleaveland. The exhibirunning 2–5 p.m. (free for ages 12 and tion will remain on view by appointment under) that includes sets by Blunt Bangs through Oct. 15. [Patrick Barry] and Miss He, plus kid-friendly activities MUSIC | FRI, SEPT. 23 & SAT, SEPT. 24 like face painting, temporary tattooing and crafting. The evening portion will be split between venues, with Lo Talker, Miss Rabbit Hole Studios • 2–11:45 p.m. • $10 He, Linqua Franqa and a dance party with Rabbit Hole Studios will host its fall DJ Wav Maker at Little Kings, plus Four music festival, Carnifall, on Sept. 23–24. Eyes vs. Futo and Immaterial Possession The event will feature carnival games, food, at Hendershot’s. Food will be provided by vendors, prizes and live music. There will be Puma Yu’s, Rashe’s Cuisine, Mouthfeel, music non-stop both days. Some stand-outs Choco Pronto, Pretty Boy and Chico ATL. include Athens Middle Eastern Orchestra, In line with the festival’s mission, there will the dynamic songs of Julia Nyunt, punk also be talks by community organizer Seyi band Hollowbody, the meditative clarinet Amosu, writer and activist Prosper Hedges, work of John Fernandes, the Southern rock poet, actor and comedian Spencer Diaz charm of the Josh Bennett Band, Cassie Tootle, and representatives of the Athens Chantel and Mark Plemmons. The festival Reproductive Justice Collective. Proceeds will also feature an indoor portion of the car- will benefit ARJC, ARC Southeast, SPARK nival hosted by Queer Arts Athens, a nonReproductive Justice NOW and Sistersong. profit organization which promotes artistic [PB] expression in the queer community. [PB]

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North Georgia Folk Festival Sandy Creek Park • 12–8 p.m. • $15 (adults), $8 (students), FREE (under 12)

After a two-year hiatus, the North Georgia Folk Festival is back. The 37-yearlong festival has hosted some of the best folk talent the town has to offer, and this year’s line-up is slated to be one of the bet yet, featuring Cicada Rhythm, Bichos Vivos, The Athens Mountain Singers, MrJordanMrTonks, Fester Hagood and Tin Cup Prophette, just to name a few. Of course, much has changed in two years. At 4 p.m., the time he was originally meant to play, there will be a tribute to the late Art Rosenbaum, a legendary artist, musician, folklorist and co-founder of the festival. Despite the loss, the festival is determined to continue Art’s legacy. This year’s festival will also feature food from Skye Burger, Rashe’s Cuisine, Biggum’s Bar-B-Que, Aunt Jack’s P-Nut Shack, La Michoacana Es Natural and Jittery Joe’s. There will also be demonstrations on basket weaving, corn

Groovy Nights Lip Sync Battle

VFW 2872 • 8 p.m. • $35

Bust out those bell-bottoms and get on down to the VFW. That’s right, the biggest lip-sync battle in Athens is back. Groovy Nights is an event where performers compete to win the favor of audiences by lip-syncing to music, usually with hilarious results. This year’s theme is Battle of The Decades: ’70s vs. ’80s. For $35, fans can enjoy the spectacle of seven teams from the Athens community battling it out over which decade did it best. At the end, fans can vote on their favorite team. All proceeds from Groovy Nights go to Project Safe, a nonprofit focused on ending domestic violence. Through fundraisers such as Groovy Nights, Project Safe is able to provide crisis prevention, ongoing supportive services, systems change advocacy, prevention and education. They provide a 24-hour hotline as well as secure shelters for emergencies. [PB] f

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ART: Crafting @ Midday: Painted Wine Glasses (Bogart Library) Adults are invited for a monthly midday crafting program. This month, participants will turn wine glasses into pumpkins. Registration is required. 1–2 p.m. FREE! 706-­ 441-­9099, www.athenslibrary.org/ bogart ART: Opening Reception (Heirloom Café) Susie Burch celebrates her exhibition of paintings, “A Little Of This And A Little Of That.” 5:30– 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.heirloom athens.com COMEDY: Whose Live Anyway? (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The improv comedy show features Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops, both seen on ABC’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” as well as Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray. 7:30 p.m. $53–75. www.pac.uga.edu EVENTS: Banned Books Week Celebration (ACC Library) Discuss an overview of Banned Books Week, then create your own inspired artwork (supplies provided) to be displayed and entered into a competition with prizes. There will be a session for teens in grades 6–12 from 4–6 p.m. then one for adults from 6–8 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org EVENTS: No Phone Party (Hendershot’s Coffee) Disconnect to connect with a phone-­free, laptop-­free happy hour featuring drink specials, snacks, games and a record player. Every Tuesday, 6–9 p.m. www. hendershotsathens.com EVENTS: Get Out the Vote Rally (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) UU the Vote and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens present “Ready. Set. VOTE!,” a community voter education and action rally. The rally is a part of a 12-­state initiative to reach 4 million voters in the 2022 midterm election. 6–9 p.m. FREE! www.uuthe vote.org EVENTS: 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 FILM: Barmmy Boy Screening and Conversation (Ciné) Directed by multimedia storyteller Barmmy Boy, “Storytelling Sierra Leone’s Insecurity: Filmmaker Barmmy Boy Documents Labor, Life, and Precarity in West Africa” is a series of short documentaries about human trafficking and child labor in Sierra Leone. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker. 7 p.m. FREE! www. willson.uga.edu GAMES: Bad Dog Trivia at Amici (Amici Athens) Top three teams win prizes with free beer pitchers to winning teams between rounds. Hosted by TJ Wayt. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. www. facebook.com/baddogathens KIDSTUFF: 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. This event’s theme is “Sports!” 9:45 a.m. FREE! RSVP: jmb18449@ uga.edu SPORTS: Classic City Pétanque Club (Lay Park Community Center)


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

Wednesday 21 ART: Artful Conversation: “Jane Manus, Undaunted” (Georgia Museum of Art) Sage Kincaid, associate curator of education, will lead an open-­ended dialogue on a selection from the exhibition “Jane Manus, Undaunted.” Registration required. 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org ART: Arts and Drafts (Southern Brewing Co.) K.A. Artist Shop hosts a modern calligraphy workshop series covering various tools and methods. Practice your lettering and develop your own style. 6:30–8 p.m. $35 (includes one drink). www.kaartist.com COMEDY: 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 EVENTS: Creative Reuse Open House (Teacher Reuse Store) Every other Wednesday, non-­ teacher community members are invited to browse free supplies. Eligible groups include students, nonprofits, artists/creatives, small business owners, social workers and religious organizations. Camps, after-­school and daycare programs are included. 2–6:30 p.m. FREE! reuse@accgov.com, www.facebook.com/athenstrs EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) Markets offer fresh produce, flowers, eggs, meats, prepared foods and a variety of arts and crafts. Live music begins at 5 p.m. AFM doubles SNAP dollars spent at the market. Every Wednesday, 5–8 p.m. www. athensfarmersmarket.net EVENTS: Hendershot’s Comedy (Hendershot’s Coffee) Enjoy a lineup featuring comics from Athens and Atlanta as well as newcomers. Hosted by Noell Appling. Every third Wednesday, 8 p.m. www. hendershotsathens.com FILM: Bad Movie Night (Ciné) A meathead mercenary must pose as a fashion photographer to infiltrate a South American fortress with the help of seven lethal ladies disguised as supermodels in the regressive, by-­the-­numbers actioner Hired to Kill. 8 p.m. FREE! www.instagram.com/badmovienight KIDSTUFF: Busy Bee Toddler Time (Bogart Library) Ms. Donna presents a highly interactive storytime featuring rhymes, songs, puppets and a simple story. Guardians will receive pointers on language and early literacy development. Ages 12–36 months. Registration required in person or by phone. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. FREE! 706-­441-­ 9099, www.athenslibrary.org/bogart KIDSTUFF: Lego Builders Club (Bogart Library) Lego lovers of all ages are invited to a weekly Builder’s Challenge. Duplos, Mega Blocks and blocks will be available for younger builders under the age

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of 7. 3:30 p.m. FREE! 706-­441-­ 9099, www.athenslibrary.org/bogart LECTURES & LIT: Café au Libris With Author Taylor Brown (ACC Library) Taylor Brown will discuss his latest epic historical novel, Wing-Walkers. Avid Bookshop will have books available for purchase and signing at the event. 7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org SPORTS: Pétanque Club of Athens (UGA Redcoat Band Practice Field) Learn to play the greatest game you’ve never heard of. RSVP. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. FREE! athens petanqueclub@gmail.com, athens petanqueclub.wixsite.com/play

Thursday 22 ART: Artist Talk: Kristin Leachman (Georgia Museum of Art) In this talk, artist Krisitin Leachman will discuss her longleaf abstractions as they relate to the history of the southeastern landscape, as well as her larger project, “Fifty Forests” which examines forested and deforested sites on protected and unprotected lands in all 50 states. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgia museum.org ART: Opening Reception: “The Lived Experience of Disability Inclusion On Campus” (Georgia Museum of Art) The Ritchie Research Lab presents the opening of its photovoice exhibition “The Lived Experience of Disability Inclusion On Campus.” Enjoy conversation, refreshments and light snacks while viewing the photographs and their accompanying poems. The exhibit will run from Sept. 22–30. 6–9 p.m. FREE! www.publichealth. uga.edu ART: Opening Reception: “The View From Here: Three Master Painters Consider the Landscape” (ACE/FRANCISCO Gallery) An opening reception for “The View From Here: Three Master Painters Consider the Landscape: Recent Work by John Cleaveland, Julyan Davis, and Philip Juras” which recently premiered at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta. The exhibition will run from Sept. 22–Oct. 15. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www. acefranciscogallery.com GAMES: Thursday Trivia (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Jon Head hosts trivia every Thursday. Win pitchers and gift certificates. 7–9 p.m. www.johnnyspizza.com KIDSTUFF: Neurofabulous Storytime (ACC Library) This welcoming, accessible and sensory friendly story time is for neurodiverse friends and family of all ages. Registration and caregiver participation is required. 6 p.m. FREE! 706-­613-­ 3650; www.athenslibrary.org LECTURES & LIT: Georgia Writers Hall of Fame: Valerie Boyd (UGA Special Collections Library) Join the Hargrett Library for the induction of Valerie Boyd into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Following her induction, a panel of contributors to Boyd’s last work, Bigger Than Bravery: Black Resilience and Reclamation in a Time of Pandemic, will hold a discussion followed by a Q&A session. A light reception will follow. Meet in Room 285. Email to RSVP. 6–8 p.m. FREE! LNessel@ uga.edu MEETINGS: Athens Area Lifestyle Munch (Locos Grill and Pub) AAL

Munch is a casual social gathering for people involved in or interested in power exchange dynamics and alternate relationship models. Learn more about the BDSM community, get advice or pass on anecdotes about power exchange, poly and/ or BDSM experiences. All genders, roles and sexual identities welcome. Ages 18 & up. 7–10 p.m. FREE! athensalt@yahoo.com SPORTS: Classic City Pétanque Club (Lay Park Community Center) 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

Friday 23 ART: Morning Mindfulness (Georgia Museum of Art) Instructor-­led meditation, movement and mindfulness techniques in the galleries. No experience necessary. Email to reserve a seat. Every other Friday, 9:30 a.m. gmoa-­tours@uga.edu EVENT: Oktoberfest Celebration (Athentic Brewing Co.) Celebrate Oktoberfest and quench your thirst with Athentic’s traditional Märzen Oktoberfest beer with festivities including traditional German music by Auf Gehts and traditional German Bratwurst, sauerkraut and cold potato salad served by Homy’s Kitchen. 2–11 p.m. FREE! www. athenticbrewing.com EVENTS: Football Friday Tour Take a tour of “A Chance to Play: Title IX and Women’s Athletics at UGA,” an exhibition celebrating women in the past 50 years of UGA athletics history. Held every Friday before home football games. 3 p.m. FREE! libs.uga.edu/events LECTURES & LIT: Lunch and Learn: Rogue Waves (Bogart Library) They come out of nowhere. They can destroy ships and then disappear. Join Old Salt Bob Deck to learn more about the fascinating natural phenomena known as Rogue Waves. Bring a bagged lunch. (Dessert and drinks are provided.) 12 p.m. FREE! 706-­441-­9099, www.athenslibrary.org/bogart LECTURES & LIT: Screen Time: “Game of Thrones” (The Athenaeum) As part of “Screen Time with Your Humanities Professors,” Professor Cody Marrs will contrast “Game of Thrones” (and analogues) with shows that concluded successfully (like “Breaking Bad” and “The Sopranos”) to explore why certain endings are satisfying or not. 12:30 p.m. FREE! www.willson. uga.edu LECTURES & LIT: Athens Science Café (Buvez) Learn about collective intelligence in ants and pigeons with Dr. Takao Sasaki at this month’s science café. The scientist at each meeting is there to guide an open and friendly talk. You don’t have to know a thing about science to participate; you just have to be curious. 7–9 p.m. FREE! www.athenssciencecafe.wordpress.com PERFORMANCE: Athens Showgirl Cabaret Fabulous Friday (The Sound Track) Join Athens Showgirl Cabaret as the performers welcome students back to school with a fabulous night of drag entertainment. Ages 21 & up. 10 p.m. FREE! www. athensshowgirlcabaret.com

THEATER: Arlington [a love story] (Workshop Athens) This dystopian romance play directed by Athens local Maggie Hill follows a young woman kept in a tower since childhood, like a princess in a dystopian fairy tale. She imparts stories down a microphone, or dreams, which her watcher records. These dreams, she is told, are being made for her beyond the towers. Sept. 23–24, 8 p.m. & Sept. 25, 2:30 p.m. $10. www.themaggiehill.com/arlington

Saturday 24 ART: Southern Star Studio Open Gallery (Southern Star Studio) Southern Star Studio is a collective ceramics studio, established by Maria Dondero in 2016. The gallery contains members’ work, primarily pottery. See new works by resident artists. Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.southernstarstudioathens.com ART: Art for Justice Saturdays (AADM Justice Center and Bookstore) Paint to soothing music and discuss local issues. Supplies provided. All skill levels welcome. Saturdays, 3–5 p.m. Donations accepted. www.aadmovement.org EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Markets offer locally grown groceries and handmade goods. Attendees can enjoy free live music and children’s activities. AFM doubles SNAP dollars spent at the market. Every Saturday, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. www.athensfarmers market.net EVENTS: Oconee Farmers Market (Oconee County Courthouse) 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 EVENTS: Fall Seed & Plant Swap (Bogart Library) Bring plants or seeds to swap, and include planting instructions. No plants? No problem! Plants will be available while supplies last compliments of Keep Oconee County Beautiful. Seeds, while supplies last, will be available compliments of Baker Street Heirloom Seeds. 11 a.m. 706-­441-­9099, www.athenslibrary. org/bogart EVENTS: West Broad Farmers Market (West Broad Farmers Market and Garden) The market offers fresh produce, locally raised meat and eggs, baked goods, flowers, artisan goods and more. Online ordering is available Sundays– Thursdays for drive-­thru pick up. Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. www.wbfm.locallygrown.net EVENTS: North Georgia Folk Festival (Sandy Creek Park) A family-­ friendly event offering traditional arts and crafts, music, children’s activities, vendors and food. Music starts at noon with special music for kids by the Rebecca Sunshine Band. Children 12 & under attend for free. Additional park admission is $2 per person, ages 4–64. $8–15. www.northgeorgiafolk festival.org EVENTS: A-­Fest (Little Kings Shuffle Club) This music and food festival is in benefit of local, Southern

reproductive justice organizations including a drag performance by Miss He and speakers Seyi Amosu, Prosper Hedges, Spencer Diaz Tootle and more. Kid-­friendly music and activities including crafting, face painting and temporary tattooing will take place from 2–5 p.m. Little Kings Shuffle Club 2 p.m.–12 a.m., Hendershot’s 7–11 p.m. www.afestathens.com EVENTS: A-­Fest (Hendershot’s Coffee) This music and food festival is in benefit of local, Southern reproductive justice organizations including a dance party and speakers from the Athens Reproductive Justice Collective. Little Kings Shuffle Club 2 p.m.–12 a.m., Hendershot’s 7–11 p.m. www.afest athens.com EVENTS: 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 MEETINGS: 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 PERFORMANCE: Groovy Nights (VFW (Post 2872)) Project Safe presents a lip-­sync battle competition between seven community teams in benefit of the nonprofit. This year’s theme is “Battle of The Decades: ’70s vs. ’80s.” 8 p.m. $35 general admission, $55 reserved seating. www.facebook. com/PrjectSafeInc SPORTS: Watch Party: UGA vs. Kent State (Athentic Brewing Co.) Cheer on the defending National Champs, the Georgia Bulldogs, as they take on Kent State, and enjoy some game-day food by Don Carne Taco. Kick-off is at noon. 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenticbrewing.com THEATER: Arlington [a love story] (Workshop Athens) This dystopian romance play directed by Athens local Maggie Hill follows a young woman kept in a tower since childhood, like a princess in a dystopian fairy tale. She imparts stories down a microphone, or dreams, which her watcher records. These dreams, she is told, are being made for her beyond the towers. Sept. 23–24, 8 p.m. & Sept. 25, 2:30 p.m. $10. www.themaggiehill.com/arlington

Sunday 25 ART: Opening Reception: Banned Books Artwork (ACC Library) View works created by attendees of the Banned Book Celebration. This year’s theme is “Censorship divides us. Books unite us.” 3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens ART: Closing Reception: Stuart McCall Libby (Jittery Joe’s Five Points) An art reception closing will be held for Stuart McCall Libby, with art continued to be on display through the end of September. 4–6 p.m. FREE! www.jitteryjoes.com ART: Artist’s Way Study Group (24th Street Athens Clubhouse) 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@beththompson photography.com, www.24thstreet athens.com CLASSES: Intro to Therapeutic Drumming Workshop (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) A three-­hour introduction to therapeutic West African drumming for educators, mental health professionals and community members. Masks required to attend. Contact Amber Fetner for more information. 2:30 p.m. FREE! musicdirector@ uuathensga.org FILM: Theaters of War: How the Pentagon and CIA Took Hollywood (Ciné) This special community screening of Theaters of War: How the Pentagon and CIA Took Hollywood (2022) will be followed by a Q&A with director Roger Stahl, professor of communication studies at UGA. 12 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu GAMES: Bad Dog Trivia at The Office (The Office Sports Bar and Grill) Top three teams win prizes with free beer pitchers to winning teams between rounds. Hosted by John Bellerjeau. Sundays, 6 p.m. www.facebook.com/baddogathens GAMES: Bad Dog Trivia at The Foundry (The Foundry) Top three teams win prizes. Hosted by TJ Wayt. Sundays, 7 p.m. www.facebook.com/baddogathens SPORTS: Classic City Pétanque Club (Lay Park Community Center) 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 THEATER: Arlington [a love story] (Workshop Athens) This dystopian romance play directed by Athens local Maggie Hill follows a young woman kept in a tower since childhood, like a princess in a dystopian fairy tale. She imparts stories down a microphone, or dreams, which her watcher records. These dreams, she is told, are being made for her beyond the towers. Sept. 23–24, 8 p.m. & Sept. 25, 2:30 p.m. $10. www.themaggiehill.com/arlington

Monday 26 GAMES: Open Chess Play (ACC Library) Learn how to play chess or sharpen your skills while connecting with your neighbors. Open to all skill levels. Ages 7 & up. 3–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org GAMES: Queer Trivia (Athentic Brewing Co.) Test your queer knowledge, and enjoy 25% off draft beer and seltzers all night. 7–9 p.m. FREE! www.athenticbrewing.com KIDSTUFF: Monday Funday Story Time (Bogart Library) Ms. Donna presents a highly interactive story time featuring movement, songs, crafts and learning fun. Ages 3–5. Registration suggested. 10 a.m. FREE! 706-­441-­9099, www.athens library.org/bogart

Tuesday 27 EVENTS: No Phone Party (Hendershot’s Coffee) Disconnect to connect with a phone-­free, laptop-­free happy hour featuring drink specials, snacks, games and a record player. Every Tuesday, 6–9 p.m. www. hendershotsathens.com EVENTS: Rabbit Box Storytelling: Wallflower (VFW (Post 2872)) Seven local storytellers share their stories about being wallflowers and how it affected their lives. Storytellers include Taffy McCormick, Narke Norton, Ashley Garrett, Jeff Chin and Heather Slutzsky. Bonnie

Cramond will host. A food truck and cash bar will be available. 7–9 p.m. $8–10. www.rabbitbox.org GAMES: Bad Dog Trivia at Amici (Amici Athens) Top three teams win prizes with free beer pitchers to winning teams between rounds. Hosted by TJ Wayt. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. www. facebook.com/baddogathens GAMES: Pitch Perfect Movie Trivia Night (B&B Theatre) Teams of 2–6 will go head-­to-­head on their Pitch Perfect movie knowledge with Quizmaster David. The winner will receive a B&B Theatres gift card. 7:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/ bbathens12 LECTURES & LIT: Mystery Book Club (Bogart Library) Mystery reading adults, join Dr. Penny Mills for the first meeting of a new book club. Discuss and share favorites over a cup of tea or coffee. 5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-­441-­9099, www. athenslibrary.org/bogart LECTURES & LIT: “Douglas Kearney: An Experimental Dialogue” (The Athenaeum) Douglas Kearney is a poet, performer and librettist who has published seven books that bridge thematic concerns such as politics, African-­American culture, masks, the Trickster figure and contemporary music. 6 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu SPORTS: Classic City Pétanque Club (Lay Park Community Center) 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

Wednesday 28 ART: Curator Talk: “Infinity on the Horizon” (Georgia Museum of Art) Join Kathryn Hill, curatorial assistant in contemporary art and curator of “Infinity on the Horizon,” for a gallery talk in the exhibition. Register online or at the front desk. 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum. org COMEDY: 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 EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) Markets offer fresh produce, flowers, eggs, meats, prepared foods and a variety of arts and crafts. Live music begins at 5 p.m. AFM doubles SNAP dollars spent at the market. Every Wednesday, 5–8 p.m. www. athensfarmersmarket.net KIDSTUFF: Busy Bee Toddler Time (Bogart Library) Ms. Donna presents a highly interactive storytime featuring rhymes, songs, puppets and a simple story. Guardians will receive pointers on language and early literacy development. Ages 12–36 months. Registration required in person or by phone. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. FREE! 706-­441-­ 9099, www.athenslibrary.org/bogart KIDSTUFF: Lego Builders Club (Bogart Library) Lego lovers of all ages are invited to a weekly Builder’s Challenge. Duplos, Mega Blocks and blocks will be available for younger builders under the age of 7. 3:30 p.m. FREE! 706-­441-­ 9099, www.athenslibrary.org/bogart SPORTS: Pétanque Club of Athens (UGA Redcoat Band Practice Field) Learn to play the greatest game you’ve never heard of. RSVP. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. FREE! athens petanqueclub@gmail.com, athens petanqueclub.wixsite.com/play

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fter a decade of releasing albums as a solo artist and collaborating with a variety of well known local musicians, Drew Beskin intended for Problematic for the People, released July 2021, to be his last release for at least a while. But we all know that plans change, and during the COVID lockdown, Beskin found himself immersed in a project organically creating itself and carrying him along for the ride. Drew Beskin & The Sunshine—made up of Tommy Trautwein, Elijah Johnston and Gideon Johnston—is set to release the album Somewhere Sideways Same As You on Friday, Sept. 23. Although Beskin heads the group, the new album is very much a collaborative effort with his bandmates, all of whom have been steadily making names for themselves in the indie rock circuit. The product is guitar-driven indie soft rock with pop hooks reminiscent of their influences, namely Beskin’s favorite band Oasis and the group’s mutual love for The Beatles. Beskin met Trautwein and Elijah while working at the Georgia Theatre, developing a friendship out of a mutual admiration for each other’s music. Around the time of the COVID lockdown, Beskin had just finished working on a record but texted Trautwein, who lived within walking distance, about booking time with Trautwein and Elijah to record a one-off song he’d been writing. Beskin wasn’t expecting Gideon to also be at that first session, but it seemed to be fate. “That one day we recorded the entire track, which was different for me because every time I’d ever made a record, I’d always spend time beforehand like writing all the songs at once, having them ready to go to the studio, and then booking a certain amount of time,” says Beskin. “There wasn’t any expectation of making a record, and we just kind of went in there and made a song and recorded everything by the end of the day. It was just very, very cathartic.” So, Beskin wrote another song, texted the guys and recorded a second track in one session, then a third track. By the end of the third session, the semblance of an album began to form. Over the course of a year, the group continued to record songs in this same manner, with Beskin bringing freshly written material into the studio without too many preconceptions or attachments to what it should sound like. The 11-track album is structured in the order the songs were recorded, and it takes the listener on a true

journey of the development of Drew Beskin & The Sunshine. You can hear how the group’s growing comfortability in recording with one another turns into more adventurous songwriting. “Because of that process, it just felt more organic than making the other sort of records, for me at least, because it just felt more pure. If you go into the studio, and you have 10 or 12 songs prepared, you might be moving a little too fast and not really giving each song its proper attention. And when you bring a song to the studio to focus on [for] one day, the song better be good enough to keep everyone’s interest for an entire day,” says Beskin. “I think that’s the only way I’m ever going to do it now.” Since the last track of the album was finished in April 2021, and there was never any pressure about making a record to release in the first place, the group has focused on filming live sessions and music videos to accompany the official release. Several of these will be available in the upcoming weeks ahead of the album release show Friday, Oct. 28 at Ciné. Drew Beskin & The Sunshine recently played a live show together for the first time at the September Days Festival, and the hope is that fans can become more familiar with the songs ahead of the release show. Taking place over Halloween weekend, it will be a (costume encouraged) celebration focused on having fun. The show schedule will have violinist Annie Leeth open with Drew Beskin & The Sunshine to follow, but Beskin, Trautwein and the Johnstons will close out the show with a separate Beatles cover set. The four musicians are each heavily inspired by The Beatles, and the legendary English rock band has always been a common language between them. Attendees can anticipate some of the hits on the set list, but the goal is to pull songs from each of The Beatles’ records including some unexpected tracks. Beskin says that Somewhere Sideways Same As You tells a full story in chapters, so holding the album release show at a movie theater

feels like a proper way to wrap everything up. “Because of these guys, I was able to create what I think is my favorite record sonically, as well as just kind of pushing the limits for me, at least, of what a record could be,” says Beskin. “It’s felt kind of like a once in a lifetime thing for me in terms of my songwriting, creativity and just like making a record. It felt like no pressure.” f

WHO: Drew Beskin & The Sunshine, Annie Leeth WHEN: Friday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m. WHERE: Ciné HOW MUCH: $12 (adv.), $15


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live music calendar Tuesday 20

Southern Brewing Co., Monroe 7 p.m. www.sobrewco.com FUNKY BLUESTER Blues outfit inspired by traditional Chicago and Texas styles. The World Famous 9 p.m. $10. www.facebook.com/ theworldfamousathens TONSTARTSSBANDHT Based in Orlando and NYC, brothers Andy and Edwin White create psychedelic noise rock with elements of free jazz, krautrock and improv. NIGHT PALACE Dreamy indie-​pop ensemble fronted by Avery Draut. JOCK GANG Local group influenced by no wave and art-​punk.

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Thursday 22 40 Watt Club 7 p.m. $20. www.40watt.com ZOSO The ultimate Led Zeppelin experience. EVERYDAY DOGS Skateboarding, Capri-​Sun drinking, surfer-​punk rockers of Atlanta. Athentic Brewing Co. 6 p.m. FREE! www.athenticbrewing. com CORY WELCH Passionate singer-​ songwriter. Flicker Theatre & Bar 8 p.m. $10. www.flickertheatreandbar.com THE MEDIUM Nashville band blending the tight harmonies of CSNY with the seasoned instrumentation of The Band. TEDO STONE Laid back indie rock drawing comparisons to Dr. Dog and Neil Young. MCKENDRICK BEARDEN Member of local band Grand Vapids performing solo material.

Friday 23 Athentic Brewing Company Oktoberfest Festival. 2–11 p.m. FREE! www.athenticbrewing.com AUF GEHTS Celebrate Oktoberfest with live traditional German music. (7 p.m.) Creature Comforts Brewery 6–9 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com JANET AND THE BLUE DOGS Local quintet performing smoking blues and classic rock tunes featuring the vocals of Janet Smillie. Get your groove on! Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.georgiatheatre.com COREY SMITH Laid-​back country artist with a prolific touring history. WYATT MCCUBBIN Up-​and-​coming country artist.

Georgia Theatre Rooftop 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre. com ANNA VAUS Country folk singer-​ songwriter. Hendershot’s Coffee 8 p.m. www.hendershotsathens.com CHECK THE SIGNS Family band mixing pop, rock and jazz with a retro vibe. SWING THEORY Local jazz septet. Innovation Amphitheater 6:30 p.m. (doors), 7:30 p.m. (show). $30. www.innovationamphitheatre.com THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS Country and Southern rock band. International Grill & Bar 7 p.m. www.facebook.com/ IGBAthensGA 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.

together for over 25 years. The Warehouse Athens 7 p.m. $5. www.thewarehouseathens.com JOSH BRICKER Local country-​ rock singer-​songwriter. ANDREW DIXON Up-​and-​coming country artist hailing from Ila, GA. ETHAN GARNER No info available.

Saturday 24 40 Watt Club 7 p.m. (doors). $17 (adv.), $19. www.40watt.com NUDE PARTY Six-​piece indie band on New West Records playing ’70s psych-​pop tinged garage rock. PEARL CHARLES Los Angeles singer-​songwriter influenced by 1960s rock and 1970s cosmic country. Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net


Flicker Theatre & Bar 8 p.m. $10 ww.flickertheatreandbar. com THE VELDT Long running band blending soul and shoegaze. NULL Post-​punk band from Athens. THE AIR CONDITION Four-​piece local band featuring effects-​heavy guitar lines and country riffs. Georgia Theatre Rooftop 8:30 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre. com ROSE HOTEL Atlanta-​based psych folk band. V.V. LIGHTBODY Chicago low-​key folk artist. ANNIE LEETH Experimental violinist and multi-​instrumentalist composer. International Grill & Bar 7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ IGBAthensGA COUNTRY RIVER BAND Local classic country group that has been together for over 25 years. Nowhere Bar 8 p.m. www.facebook.com/ NowhereBarAthens THE DRUG DUCKS Covers, originals and space jams. Porterhouse Grill 6–9 p.m. www.porterhouseathens. com/jazz JAZZ NIGHT Enjoy a live jazz trio every Wednesday night over dinner.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30. www.georgiatheatre.com COREY SMITH Laid-​back country artist with a prolific touring history. WYATT MCCUBBIN Up-​and-​coming country artist. Hendershot’s Coffee 7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $10 (adv.), $12. www.hendershotsathens.com PARISH POTTER DUO Shane Parish and Michael Potter take folk music into experimental territory by improvising soundscapes with a variety of acoustic and electronic instrumentation. JORDAN PERRY Charlottesville, VA-​based classical guitarist with a stark, contemporary style. MAGIC TUBER STRINGBAND Courtney Werner and Evan Morgan create experimental and harmonious tunes and aural tapestries built from Appalachian musical traditions. Hotel Indigo Live After Five Series. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ AubreyEntertainmentAthensGA KIP JONES Local songwriter playing all your favorite folk, rock, R&B and country covers and some of his own tunes. Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall 7:30 p.m. $10 (w/ UGA ID), $30–50. www.pac.uga.edu YAMMA ENSEMBLE Original Hebrew music and traditional songs of the Jewish diaspora. A pre-​performance talk will be held in Ramsey Concert Hall at 6:45 p.m. International Grill & Bar 7 p.m. www.facebook.com/ IGBAthensGA TV MOMS Loud, grungy NYC gutter rock. CREATURE PREACHERS Creepy surf rock from the darkest depths of the Georgia swamps. SPECTRE OF SURF Instrumental surf rock band playing originals and covers. The Pointe 5 p.m. $5. FREE! (first-​timers). www.facebook.com/eastathensmusicjam EAST ATHENS MUSIC JAM Every Thursday. Meet in the leasing office. Southern Brewing Co. 6–10 p.m. www.sobrewco.com KARAOKE NIGHT Every Thursday evening.

The Nude Party performs at the 40 Watt Club on Saturday, Sept. 24. Madison Municipal Airport 6 p.m. (doors), 7 p.m. (show). www.mmcc.arts.org BALSAM RANGE Five-​piece bluegrass act from North Carolina. Nowhere Bar 9:0 p.m. www.facebook.com/ NowhereBarAthens LIQUID DYNAMITE Originals and covers spanning from funk-​fusion, soul, rock and classic hip-​hop. BODEGA CAT Augusta-​based group that started as “the jammiest jam band that no one ever asked for.” Rabbit Hole Studios CarniFall Festival. 1 p.m. (doors), 2 p.m.–12 a.m. $10, $15 (two-​day pass). www.rabbitholestudios.org CARNIFALL Celebrate autumn with performances by Rolf, Shane, Allen, Cath & Embris, Mark Plemmons, Middle Eastern Orchestra, Codey Hudson, John Fernandes, Gift Economy, Portia, Hollowbody, Family Recipe, MYNAWA, Cassie Chantel, AMSD and Queer Arts Athens. Southern Brewing Co. 7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $20 (adv.), $25. www.sobrewco.com DRIVIN’ N CRYIN’ Legendary country and southern rock outfit. VFW (Post 2872) 8 p.m. $10. www.facebook.com/ vfwpost2872 COUNTRY RIVER BAND Local classic country group that has been

JASON ELDER Multi-instrumentalist of The Fusiliers plays solo. (8 a.m.) DOSTERS Americana group named after a grocery store owned by family members in Covington. (10 a.m.) Flicker Theatre & Bar 8 p.m. $7. www.flickertheatreandbar.com WEAPONIZED FLESH Local thrash metal band. GG KING Atlanta garage punk from Greg King. KUDZU Greenville, SC band. MULTIPLE MIGGS Local thrash band. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25. www.georgiatheatre.com TRAVIS DENNING Pop country artist. LILY ROSE Country artist who got her start in Athens. Hendershot’s Coffee A-​Fest. 8 p.m. $15 festival, $10 Hendershot’s Coffee only. www. afestathens.com FOUR EYES VS. FUTO Songs by Erin Lovett and Patrick Brick. (8:45 p.m.) IMMATERIAL POSSESSION Dark psychedelic pop. (10 p.m.) International Grill & Bar 7 p.m. www.facebook.com/ IGBAthensGA KARAOKE NIGHT Hosted by DJ Lynn and DJ Barbie.

Little Kings Shuffle Club A-​Fest. 2 p.m.–12 a.m. $15, FREE! (ages 12 and under from 2–5 p.m.). www.afestathens.com A-​FEST In addition to music, the festival features a silent auction, speakers and food vendors. A family-​oriented daytime portion (2–5 p.m.) includes crafting, face paining, temporary tattoos and a special kid-​friendly performance by Miss He. Proceeds benefit several reproductive justice groups. BLUNT BANGS Local indie-​pop band featuring Black Kids frontman Reggie Youngblood. (3:30 p.m.) LO TALKER Local psychedelic folk-​rock group. (7:30 p.m.) LINQUA FRANQA Rapper and former ACC Commissioner Mariah Parker spits politically charged lyrics over boom-​bap beats. (9:15 p.m.) DJ WAV MAKER Close out the night with a dance party. (10 p.m.) Nowhere Bar Bloodkin Athens Music Hall of Fame Induction Party. 7 p.m. (doors), 9:30 p.m. (show). www. facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens BLOODKIN Long-​running Athens quartet playing a bluesy style of roots-​rock with big guitars and sharply written lyrics. Tonight’s event celebrates Bloodkin’s induction into the Athens Music Hall of Fame. Rabbit Hole Studios CarniFall Festival. 1 p.m. (doors), 2 p.m.–12 a.m. $10, $15 (two-​day pass). www.rabbitholestudios.org CARNIFALL Celebrate autumn with performances by Andrew Golden & Amelia Doll, Meta Forrest, Julianne, LB, Dae Vinci, Iris Allender, Grandfath3r, Niño Brown, Yody, Keaton, Josh Bennet Band, Julia Nyunt, Dire Wolf, WRC and Queer Arts Athens. The Root 9:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/ AubreyEntertainmentAthensGA QUIG & THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist. Sandy Creek Park 37th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. $8–15. $2 park admission. www.northgeorgiafolkfestival.org NORTH GEORGIA FOLK FESTIVAL In addition to food and craft vendors, the annual festival features performances by Rebecca Sunshine Band (12 p.m.), Ain’t Sisters & Danielle Howe (1 p.m.), Bichos Vivos (2 p.m.), Athens Mountain Singers (3 p.m.), Hogeyed Man (3:30 p.m.), Veronika Jackson (5 p.m.), The Lucky Jones (6 p.m.), MrJordanMrTonks (7 p.m.), Cicada Rhythm (8 p.m.), Tin Cup Prophette (1 p.m.), Marion Montgomery and Glyn Denham (2 p.m.), and Fester Hagood (3 p.m.). A tribute held to festival co-​founder, artist, musician and folklorist Art Rosenbaum will be held at 4 p.m. Southern Brewing Co. 6 p.m. www.sobrewco.com CONNOR LAWLEY Classic rock and country.

Sunday 25 Creature Comforts Brewery 3–5 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com LIVE JAZZ Every Sunday afternoon.

The Foundry 7 p.m. www.graduatehotels.com STEPHEN EUTSLER Local musician playing deep cuts, classics and original songs.

Tuesday 27 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.40watt.com HOLLOWBODY New local punk rock band featuring members of BYV and The YOD. ANCIENT INFANT Folk punk from Morgan Paxton with Southern roots. SLINK No info available. Hendershot’s Coffee Time TBA. www.hendershotsathens. com PAUL NELSON QUARTET No info available. Southern Brewing Co., Monroe 7 p.m. www.sobrewco.com FUNKY BLUESTER Blues outfit inspired by traditional Chicago and Texas styles. State Botanical Garden of Georgia 7 p.m. $20–25 (ages 13 & up), $5 (ages 5–12), FREE! (ages 4 & under). www.botgarden.uga.edu RANDALL BRAMBLETT Georgia native and mainstay of Southern roots rock. WHISPER KISS Acoustic duo writing sentimental, cello-​driven songs.

Wednesday 28 40 Watt Club 7 p.m. (door), 8 p.m. (show). $25. www.40watt.com ROGER CLYNE AND THE PEACEMAKERS Americana group formed by members of The Refreshments. Creature Comforts Brewing Co. 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.flickertheatreandbar.com DR. FRED’S KARAOKE Featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25. www.georgiatheatre.com BARNS COURTNEY Stomp-​your-​ feet indie music blending punk, rock and gospel. Hendershot’s Coffee 7:30 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.hedershotsathens.com BITCH Classically trained violinist making witchy poet pop. KATIE CASH Singer-​songwriter writing emotion-​packed songs. IN A KYTHE Ambient project of local musician Lydian Brambila. International Grill & Bar 7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ IGBAthensGA RICK FOWLER BAND Original, guitar-​driven local blues-​rock group. 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 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 OPEN STUDIOS (Lyndon House Arts Center) Studio members have access to spaces for painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewelry, fiber and woodworking. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. $65/month. www. accgov.com/7350/Open-­Studio-­ Membership 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 WONDERS OF WINTERVILLE PLEIN AIR EVENT (Pittard Park, Winterville) The Winterville Arts Council presents its first annual plein air competition and workshop. Brenda Pinnick leads a workshop on Sept. 30, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $125. A paint-­out day, awards ceremony and reception will be held Oct. 1,

7 a.m.-­4 p.m. $30. All works must be completed in the Winterville area to compete. Artists may participate for one or both days. Visit website to register. wondersofwinterville@ gmail.com, www.wintervillearts council.org/plein-­air-­event

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 ANIMAL TELEPATHY & ENERGY HEALING (Ancient Suns Intuitive Arts) In “Energy Healing,” learn how to heal and protect the energy body using gentle pranic energy healing techniques. Saturdays, Oct. 1–Nov. 19, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $300 (eight weeks). In “Animal Telepathy,” learn how to send and receive intuitive messages with your animals. Saturdays, Oct. 1–Nov. 19, 2–4:30 p.m. $300 (eight weeks). ancientsunacademy@gmail.com, www.ancient-­intuition.com ART CLASSES (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) “Beginning & Intermediate Acrylic Painting with Lauren Adams” is held Thursdays, Sept. 22–Oct. 20, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

art around town ACC LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) Library visitors created artworks in recognition of Banned Books week, with prizes awarded to designs best depicting the theme. Opening reception Sept. 25, 3 p.m. ACE/FRANCISCO GALLERY & OX FINE ART (675 Pulaski St.) “The View From Here: Three Master Painters Consider the Landscape” shares recent works by John Cleaveland, Julyan Davis and Philip Juras. Opening reception Sept. 22, 6–8 p.m. Open through Oct. 15 by appointment. ARTWALL@HOTEL INDIGO ATHENS (500 College Ave.) New York-based photographers Lucy Reback and Megan Reilly share a collection of intimate vignettes of their relationship in addition to snapshots before they met. THE ATHENAEUM (287 W. Broad St.) Brooklyn-based artist and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed presents “SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTH OPERATOR,” an exhibition examining the poetics and power of machine learning. Through Dec. 1. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St.) Part of the gallery’s “Solo Duo Trio” series, “Trio: Dana Jones, Sarah Hess and Jon Swindler” examines the use of found materials, abstraction and representation through different modalities and points of view. Through Oct. 2. ATHICA@CINÉ GALLERY (234 W. Hancock Ave.) “In Search of Mutisia” presents three-dimensional constructions by Nancy Barbosa that were inspired by the landscapes of Blue Ridge, GA. Through Oct. 25. CIRCLE GALLERY AT UGA COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENT & DESIGN (Jackson Street Building) Cameron Berglund’s exhibition, “Design (Sketch) Process,” focuses on the role of hand and digital sketching throughout the design process. Through Dec. 6. CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) “Spotlight: Paintings by Amy Watts” presents bold, colorful canvases full of cowgirls, farmers, miners and Indigenous people. • “Light Bright” presents works by Caitlin Gal, Allison McPheeters and Alivia Patton, who all utilize simple circles to create inspiring works. DODD GALLERIES (270 River Rd.) In “Intangible Memories,” MFA candidate Huey Lee investigates the condition of clay and how it exists as a relic of his emotional record expressed as a visual language. Through Oct. 13. • MFA candidate Meredith Emery presents “standing by the fall,” an exhibition reflecting on the climate crisis. Through Oct. 13. • MFA candidates Rachel Seburn and Ethan Snow present alternative building practices in “Absurd


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$160–210. “Discovering Water Mixable Oils with Lauren Adams” is held Thursdays, Sept. 22–Oct. 20, 12:30–2:30 p.m. $160–210. “Natural Dye Workshop with Beatrice Brown of Butterscotch Designs” is held Oct. 8–9, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $175–225. “Beginning Wheel Throwing Class” is held Thursdays, Oct. 13–Nov. 17, 5:30–8:30 p.m. $180–210 plus $35 materials fee. Instructor Forrest Gard leads a workshop series covering “Pinched Cups and Saucers” (Oct. 25), Soft-­ slabs: Textured Tumblers” (Nov. 8) and “Coil Pots: Large Planters” (Nov. 15). Workshops held 5:30– 8:30 p.m. $45–60/class. “The Poetic Sequence: Creative Writing Course” is held Wednesdays, Oct. 26–Dec. 7 (skip Nov. 9 and Nov. 23), 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $165–215. “Creative Writing Course: Fiction/ Memoir, Making a Scene” is held Mondays, Oct. 31–Dec. 5, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $165–215. www. ocaf.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 INTRO TO THERAPEUTIC DRUMMING WORKSHOP (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) This three-­hour introduction to therapeutic West African drumming is for educators, mental health professionals and community members. Sept. 25, 2:30 p.m. FREE! music director@uuathensga.org, www. uuathensga.org KUNDALINI YOGA (Let It Be Yoga Studio, Watkinsville) Held Mondays, 5–6:30 p.m. $11 suggested donation. Kundalini Samyana meditations held Sept. 24, 1–5:20 p.m. $54. harsimran@innergiesyoga. com 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.

Construction.” Through Oct. 13. • “Yevgeniya Baras & Pete Schulte” brings together the work of two artists to create a broader dialogue on abstraction, line and color as it coincides in contemporary painting and drawing. Through Nov. 10. • Atlanta-based artist Madora Frey presents a site-specific installation for the “Wall Works” series. Through Nov. 14. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Carolyn Suzanne Schew’s artwork explores daydreams, love, lust, adventure, serendipity and the improbable experience of being human in this world. Through Sept. 24. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “The Lived Experience of Disability Inclusion on Campus” includes photographs and poems. Opening reception Sept. 22, 6 p.m. Through Sept. 30. • “Infinity on the Horizon” highlights modern and contemporary works that expand common understandings of landscapes. Through Dec. 31. • “Allison Janae Hamilton: Between Life and Landscape.” Through Feb. 5. • “Kristin Leachman: Longleaf Lines” focuses on close-up views of the patterns and biology of the longleaf pine and its ecosystem. Through Feb. 5. • On view in the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, “Jane Manus: Undaunted” includes five large abstract works. Through Feb. 12. • “In Dialogue: Henry Ossawa Tanner, Mentor and Muse.” Through June 18. • “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,” a sculptural interpretation of the aurora borealis using 3D geometric figures and lights. HEIRLOOM CAFE (815 N. Chase St.) Susie Burch shares “A Little Of This And A Little Of That,” a selection of acrylic and watercolor pieces. Artist reception Sept. 20, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Currently on view through Oct. 31. HENDERSHOT’S (237 Prince Ave.) The Nirvynl Album Art Museum presents “Nirvinyl 1 Revisited & Halloween Selections.” Through mid-November. JITTERY JOE’S FIVE POINTS (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) Stuart McCall Libby presents a collection of oils on paper, watercolors and photography. Closing reception Sept. 25, 4–6 p.m. Currently on view through September. KRIMSON KAFE (40 Greensboro Hwy., Watkinsville) Susan Pelham’s collages are inspired by Magic Realism, Surrealism, nursery rhymes and fables. Through October. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (211 Hoyt St.) 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. Through Oct. 7. • Collections from our Community presents Carrie Slayton’s tarot cards and crystal skulls. Through Nov. 12. • Cedric Smith presents a series of portraits for “Window Works,” a site-specific series that utilizes the building’s front

A collection of works by natural science illustrator C Olivia Carlisle is currently on view at the UGA Odum School of Ecology Gallery through May. Pictured above, “Old Field Ecosystem” is a scaled blueprint illustration for an in-progress mural painting in the Biological Sciences Building. thatotherruthgirl@gmail.com MINDFULNESS PRACTICE EVENINGS (Online) Discuss and practice how to change your relationship 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 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 TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES (Live Oak Martial Arts)

Traditional and modern-­style Taekwondo, self-­defense, grappling and weapons classes are offered for all ages. Classes in Jodo, the art of the Japanese staff and sword, are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. Visit the website for a full schedule. liveoak martialarts@gmail.com, www.live oakmartialarts.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. shelley downsyoga@gmail.com, www. shelleydownsyoga.offeringtree.com

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. • “The Ties That Bind: The Paradox of Cultural Survival amid Climate Events” presents sculptures by Anina Major and photographs by Tamika Galanis. Through Nov. 30. MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) Brad Rice presents a collection of hourglasses in the Collector’s Cabinet. Through Sept. 30. • “FARM 2022” explores the current state of the Southern agrarian way of life by pairing regional artists with local farms for inspiration. Participating artists include Keith Bennett, Chris Cook, Mollye Daughtry, Lee Harper, Elizabeth Collin Hanes, Charmaine Minniefield and Teresa Bramlette Reeves. Through Oct. 29. MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia St., Demorest) An exhibition of paintings by the late Art Rosenbaum, an artist, musician, folklorist and first Wheatley Professor of Fine Arts at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Reception Oct. 6, 5–7 p.m. Through Oct. 13. ODUM SCHOOL OF ECOLOGY GALLERY (140 E. Green St.) Natural science illustrator C Olivia Carlisle shares insect, botanical and ecosystems illustrations using graphite, carbon pencil, watercolor, acrylic, ink, color pencils and Adobe Photoshop. Through May. THE ROOK & PAWN (294 W. Washington St.) “Carnival” presents works by 27 local artists including Beaux Xavier, Ed Edderson, Josh Anderssen, Gaby Dellipointi, Mary Sinsheimer and more. Through Oct. 31. STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave) Vicky Tavernier and Jenifer Borg’s collaborative exhibition, “Words About Birds, Insights About Insects,” is made up of playful collages of found and altered objects with accompanying poems. Through Nov. 20. TINY ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) Keith P. Rein’s “Prairie Dew + Pop Skulls” explores a fictional world through a collection of bubblegum western illustrations. Through September by appointment. UGA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “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. Through Dec. 9. • “Unequal by Design: Housing in Georgia and America” draws upon historic government documents, photographs, historic newspapers and other records to trace the evolution of housing policy, tackling issues such as zoning, gentrification and suburbanization. Through May 26. • “A Chance to Play: Title IX and Women’s Athletics at UGA” celebrates 50 years of women’s sports at UGA. WHITE TIGER GOURMET (217 Hiawassee Ave.) “Bon Appétit!” includes vibrant paintings of food products by Mary Porter. Through Oct. 1.

YOGA AND MORE (Revolution Therapy and Yoga) Jasey Jones leads weekly Raja Yoga classes covering meditation, pranayama, singing and discussion of yoga philosophy. Sundays, 5:05 p.m. Donations accepted. Private one-­on-­one yoga sessions with Kelsey Wishik can focus on strength building, mobility, relaxation and more. Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. $55. “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.revolutiontherapy andyoga.com YOGA CLASSES (Feel Free Yoga + Wellness) The new studio offers various class times and styles Mondays–Saturdays. A 45-­minute class is offered Tuesdays at 8 a.m. on the patio of Molly’s Coffee. www. feelfreeyogawellness.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

Kidstuff 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 through Dec. 9 (skipping Nov. 25), 4:30–6 p.m. (ages 10–12) and 6:30–8 p.m. (ages 13–17). $25 (drop-­in). www.kaartist.com BUILDING YOUR OWN FAIRY OR GNOME HOME (Little Rose Nature Adventures, Watkinsville) Go hiking through the woods to collect natural materials, then create miniature home furnishings to decorate. Oct. 10, 23 or 28, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. $50/ house. exploringtheearthsummer camp@gmail.com, www.exploring theearth.org CREATIVE CLASSES (Treehouse Kid & Craft) Activities range in theme and skill level. Sessions run through May 19. Register online. www.treehousekidandcraft.com DRAWING CLUB FOR TEENS (K.A. Artist Shop) James Greer leads a weekly workshop. Wednesdays, Sept. 28–Dec. 7 (skipping Nov. 23), 4:30–6:30 p.m. $30 (drop-­in), $225 (semester pass). www. kaartist.com 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 SPARK: WEEKEND ACADEMY (University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education) Middle and high school students can take weekend courses in specific professional fields. Oct. 15–16 covers American Sign Language and “Starting with Spanish.” Nov. 12–13 covers 3D animation, creative writing and “Infinity: The Strange and Beautiful.” Courses held 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $185/weekend. www.georgiacenter. uga.edu/youth/spark TUTORING (Online) The Athens Regional Library System is now offering free, live online tutoring via tutor.com for students K-­12, plus college 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 PROJECT SAFE (Online) Project Safe hosts a virtual support group for survivors of domestic violence. Mondays, 7–8 p.m. www.project-­ safe.org 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.athens recoverydharma.org

Word on the Street ATHENS VHS FEST CALL FOR VENDORS (JOKERJOKER Gallery) JOKERJOKERTV, VHS.or.Die and Super Carnival Recordings present an opportunity for VHS collections, vendors, filmmakers and analog lovers to buy, sell and trade in a swap and shop event. Held Oct. 15, the event will also include local musicians, performers and filmmakers. Fill out the online vendor/ performer registration form. Deadline Oct. 8. www.jokerjokertv.com/ athens-vhs-fest FALL FUN (Washington Farms, Bogart) Pick your own pumpkins and flowers, get lost in a corn maze,

stroll through the petting zoo, jump on jumping pillows, shoot a corn cannon, enjoy a wagon ride and more. Visit website for hours and a complete list of activities. Sept. 24–Nov. 6. www.washingtonfarms. net 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.publichealthisfor everyone.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 MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT (Athens, GA) Local assistance is available at no cost for Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug assistance programs and financial assistant programs. Medicare open enrollment runs Oct. 15–Dec. 7. 706-549-4850 MERIDIAN WOMEN’S CHORUS (Holy Cross Lutheran Church) Seeking new singers in preparation of a winter concert. No audition required. Rehearsals are held Thursdays, 12:30–1:45 p.m. Performance held Dec. 3. Contact to register. 706-­424-­9516, stacie. court@gmail.com, www.meridian womenschorus.org NATIONAL DIAPER NEED AWARENESS WEEK (130 Conway Dr., Suite E) The Athens Area Diaper Bank seeks donations of diapers and dollars, plus volunteers to host drives. Awareness week held Sept. 24–Oct. 2. An open house will be held on Oct. 2 at the AADB warehouse. www.athensareadiaperbank. com RABBIT BOX STORYTELLING (VFW on Sunset Drive) Storytelling themes for fall include “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 RABBIT HOLE EVENTS (Rabbit Hole Studios) Monday Song Circle, Tuesday Open Mic, Thursday Song Circle (held at Ben & Jerry’s) and Sunday Drum Circle (held at Ben & Jerry’s) are all held 7–10 p.m. Other events include free Seventh Generation Native American Church services (Sundays, 11 a.m.), Athens Blockchain Society meetings (Wednesdays, 2 p.m.), yoga (Wednesdays, 5 p.m.), meditation (Wednesdays, 6 p.m.) and Athens Area Pagan meetings (Wednesdays, 8 p.m.) Events are free or donation based. www.rabbitholestudios.org/ calendar RELIABLE INTERNET SURVEY (Athens, GA) Take a survey to offer input about your current internet experience. Deadline Sept. 30. accgov.com/speedtest RIVERS ALIVE (Athens, GA) Now registering volunteers to participate in an annual waterway cleanup. Check-­in at Sandy Creek Nature Center on Oct. 1 at 8 a.m., then relocate to a cleanup site. www. accgov.com/riversalive f


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By Gordon Lamb threatsandpromises@flagpole.com GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS: Tim Foley (Bosco, Super Carnival Recordings) has a new album out with his project Tim Foley & The Moths. It’s titled The Orbital Jump, and the whole thing is a really loose, freely flowing river of indie pop joy. Indeed, Foley has assembled a collection of some of the most positive lyrics to come out of Athens in a long time. Musically speaking, Foley and his band appear to make quick work of their songs, and the group’s relaxed, confident style makes it easy for them to put a distinct fingerprint on such XTC-ish tracks such as the title one. They perform this same sorcery on the Elvis Costello/Nick Lowe-esque “Sun & Rain,” which has one very clear vocal nod to “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding.” Overall, it all sounds like your friend’s first band you were so excited at one time to share with the world. Remember how cool that was? Find this at timfoleythemoths. bandcamp.com.

some early 1970s Bob Dylan (“Breaking Up”). Find this and more of Infinity Favors at infinitefavors.bandcamp.com and on Spotify. LEADER OF THE BAND: Guitarist Kevin Sweeney (Window Pane, Hayride, Dinosaur Jr.) is well known for his collaborative spirit and willingness (nay, eagerness) to rock out with nearly any group of like-minded folks across an array of rock and roll and associated subgenres. Currently, he’s been letting folks know about this new thing he’s got going on named Drug Ducks. See, I’ve not caught them yet, so I had to ask him about the band’s sound, and he just kept saying,

HI, HOW ARE YOU?: Antlered Auntlord has a new split release with Chattanooga’s Mythical Motors, and this jam packed, self-titled 20-song release comes courtesy of HHBTM Records. The 10 tracks contributed from Antlered Auntlord traffic expectedly in the slippery group’s power pop/demo culture aesTim Foley thetic of relatively low fidelity recording. Honestly, though, this “Covers, original, space jams and guitar sounds as good as anything else I’ve heard solos.” Which is fine, and if you’re familiar recently. There’s a nice slice of grunge-era with even the tiniest slice of his resume, swagger that runs throughout “Front of then you know what to expect. For everyCommunion,” too, which is a nice touch. one else, just take the plunge. The group In other news, the band’s demo recordings next plays live at Nowhere Bar Wednesday, made in preparation for performing as Sept. 21. Daniel Johnston’s backing band during the 2016 Athens PopFest—a show that never WHERE DID YOU COME FROM? WHERE DID YOU happened due to Johnston’s canceling—is GO?: The 37th annual North Georgia Folk also now released. Reasonably titled Daniel Festival happens Saturday, Sept. 24 at Johnston Covers, the 15-song collection Sandy Creek Park. This event, presented features some well known “hits,” if you will, by the Athens Folk Music and Dance including “Walking The Cow,” “Speeding Society, is the preeminent Athens gathMotorcycle” and “True Love Will Find ering celebrating folk arts, music, craftsYou In the End.” For more info and music, manship and fellowship. This year’s festival please see hhbtm.bandcamp.com and antfeatures live music from Rebecca Sunshine leredauntlord1.bandcamp.com. Band, Ain’t Sisters & Danielle Howe, Bichos OOH, BABY, BABY, IT’S A WILD WORLD: Andrew Vivos, Athens Mountain Singers, Hogeyed Prater (Pride Parade) has been kicking Man, Veronika Jackson, The Lucky Jones, around the project Infinity Favors with MrJordanMrTonks, Cicada Rhythm, Tin his brother Nathan for about five years Cup Prophette, Marion Montgomery and now, and the pair has a handful of EPs Glyn Denham, and Fester Hagood. At 4 under their belt. Most recently, they’ve p.m. this day there will be a special tribute been joined by longtime Athens players to recently passed Art Rosenbaum who, Adam Hebert and Becky Brooks (Cars Can among many other designations, was one Be Blue) to flesh out the band’s live shows. of the founders of the North Georgia Folk Infinity Favors has a new EP release this Festival and contributed untold volumes of month named Summer Of Love, and it artwork for its benefit. As always, there will runs five songs long. And within this short be food and arts vendors for your eating space, Infinity Favors opens up a pretty big and shopping enjoyment. The event runs section of rock and roll history. Namely, from 11 a.m.–9 p.m., and tickets are $15 the part of the book that includes early for adults or $8 for kids. You can find more ’70s psych pop (“Love 2 B Alive”), Bluesy information by visiting northgeorgiafolkproto-metal (“Tender Situation”), and even festival.org. f

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One of my closest friends is extremely religious, and I’m extremely not religious. It’s usually not a big deal; we don’t ever have a reason to talk about it, and it doesn’t come between our friendship. Well, it didn’t. I’ve had a rough few months, different personal things going on with a bad relationship, work, housing, all of that. Naturally, I talk to my friend about a lot of this. Their support and advice to what I have going on has just become a cycle of faith-based comforts, Bible stories and “leave it to God” type of sentiments. Without hurting their feelings, I’ve tried to tell them I appreciate their efforts, but those things really, really don’t help me. Maybe what I haven’t told

from a religious perspective. Everything in their life is colored by their religion, and they either aren’t respectful or aware of the diversity of human spirituality—including the existence of people who lack it entirely. They just don’t exist in a world where people aren’t religious, and so they can’t abide by someone asking that they not proselytize to them. In their world, who would ever NOT want to hear about their god’s blessings? Also, don’t forget that “witnessing” is literally a tenant of some sects of Christianity—they’re required to try to convert people to their cause,

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them is that that type of stuff feels more hurtful than helpful to me, like it makes things much worse. The response is just kind of, “Well yeah I know we feel differently, but this is what helps me…” and then repeats it all. I guess the easy answer is, don’t talk to this friend about these things anymore? But that also hurts, and I feel like I’d be putting distance between us. What do I do? Anonymous Hey Anonymous, You’re right that I often recommend walking away from problematic people or relationships that show no sign of improving. I think that’s because I get more and more comfortable with myself as the years pass, and I also accept how difficult it is for people to shift their paradigms. Also, there are so many people in the world, and “my” people are absolutely out there waiting for me. I don’t see the point in maintaining relationships that make me feel terrible about myself when I can go out and find friends or lovers who would never make the conscious choice to hurt or disrespect me. A true friend who feels real love for me would not feel driven to subject me to something they know I hate. Religion and spirituality can be such big parts of a person’s self-image and the way they see their own life playing out. It becomes so woven into the ways people exist that maybe they can’t even conceive of a person who wouldn’t welcome advice

and that sense of duty can override any ideas of decorum or personal respect. Your friend is doing what she believes is demanded of her by her god, and she’s already made it clear that she’s not going to stop. So I guess now you have to decide: Will you continue to ask that she respect your choice whenever she tries preaching to you, or will you just bite your tongue and continue to let her beat up your self esteem by reminding you that she thinks you’ll go to hell if you’re not exactly like her? But maybe you haven’t been super clear with this person. I think you should definitely tell her that her attempts to “save” you feel more hurtful than helpful. Your exact words are that it “makes things much worse,” and a true friend would want to know if they were hurting you instead of helping you. Be really honest with her about the way her preaching makes you feel and that you’ve considered no longer bringing these issues to her if that’s how she insists on responding. Remember that what you want for yourself is correct and that you don’t have to endure things that make you feel awful just so you can continue to call someone a friend. The onus of responsibility is on her, not you—she’s the one causing pain and hurt with her actions, and it’s her responsibility to correct that. You’re not the one here who needs to change. f Need advice? Email advice@flagpole.com, or use our anonymous online form at flagpole.com/getadvice.

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