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After more than three decades in business, Athens’ vegan/vegetarian restaurant staple The Grit announced that Oct. 7 will be its last day in business. For more information, see City Dope on p. 5.

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By Blake Aued news@flagpole.com A special election to replace resigned commissioner Mariah Parker will be held in March, not November, the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections decided last week. The split decision during an acrimonious Sept. 20 meeting that included comparisons to slavery by proponents of a November election will give poll workers more time to prepare, and also settles the issue of who will be eligible to run and vote in the race— residents of the current District 2, or the vastly different District 2 that Republican legislators drew earlier this year and which takes effect Jan. 1. The two versions only overlap by about 1,300 voters, according to estimates from the ACC Geospatial Information Office. About a dozen Black residents and white Republicans—united in many cases by their stated dislike of Parker and distrust of Athens’ progressive power structure— spoke in favor of a November vote under the current District 2 lines at a called Board of Elections meeting. Willa Fambrough, a nonpartisan board member appointed by the ACC Mayor and Commission, compared a March election to 400 years of slavery and Jim Crow. “I’m a person of color,” Fambrough said. “Do you know how it feels when you take my vote away from me? Do you understand that?” About 6,300 voters in East Athens who were moved out of District 2 by local Republicans’ redistricting plan already had the opportunity to vote for a new commissioner in May under the new lines. District 9 Commissioner Ovita Thornton was re-elected with no opposition, and voters chose Tiffany Taylor in the new District 3, which shares no terrority with the current District 3. Those voters will lack a commissioner for about seven weeks between Nov. 8 and the new districts taking effect. “They secured their representation,” said Adam Shirley, also a nonpartisan board member. “One person, two votes is not what we want. That’s what would happen if we used the current lines.” Meanwhile, about 7,000 voters who were moved into District 2, mostly from the current District 3, would have no opportunity to vote for their commissioner until 2024 if the election were held in November. They include many Black voters from neighborhoods like Rocksprings and the Hancock Corridor, in addition to primarily white Cobbham and Boulevard. Both districts 2 and 3 were and remain majority-minority, despite the lack of overlap. Hank Qadir, another nonpartisan appointee who voted for a March election, said his decision was easy. “It’s about no representation for 4.5 months versus no representation for two years,” he said. Audience members who favored November jeered as Qadir and Shirley gave their remarks, prompting chairman Rocky Raffle to call for order repeatedly. While Director of Elections and Voter Registration Charlotte Sosebee (who is Black) said that her office would make it

happen if the board set the election for Nov. 8, she also cited a number of obstacles and all but guaranteed that mistakes would occur. During Sosebee’s presentation, half the pro-November audience of about 50 walked out, shouting insults. A special election triggered by a resignation within 90 days of a general election is really a separate, parallel election, Sosebee explained. Though held on the same day, state law requires the two elections to have different voting areas, ballots, machines and poll workers. Another difficulty is that voter rolls for the old District 2 no longer exist—they were updated prior to the May election to reflect the new district. Trying to reconstruct those rolls on short notice while also adding newly registered voters and updating them to reflect who’s moved in or out since 2020 would inevitably lead to errors, Sosebee said, noting that Parker won by just 13 votes in a 2018 special election. “Can you imagine 13 people not being on the list?” she said. “Those are the kind of errors I want to avoid.” Raffle, the local Democratic Party’s appointee to the board, said that he was swayed by the information Sosebee provided. “I am taking [partisan politics] out of my decision-making,” he said. The Republican appointee, Patricia Till, joined Fambrough in voting against setting the Mar. 21 date, saying that she was siding with the speakers in attendance. Qadir, though, said his email correspondence skewed heavily toward the Mar. 21 date. The board did not have the option of calling an election sometime between November and March. State law dictates when special elections can be held, and Mar. 21 is the next available date. [Blake Aued]

Commissioners Praise Affordable Housing Plan

ment buildings mingled with single-family homes in walkable neighborhoods, before planning trends turned toward the automobile. The result would be similar to neighborhoods like Cobbham and Five Points, rather than the auto-centric neighborhoods cities started to encourage in the 1950s. Amidst a national spike in housing costs, Athens’ median home price is now $318,000, up 35% since 2020, in part because new buyers outnumber the number of new homes being built. “We are definitely facing a housing crisis as we speak, and it’s only going to get worse if we don’t begin to adopt measures like increasing density in single-family neighborhoods,” Commissioner Melissa Link said. It won’t be easy, though. Accepting the report doesn’t implement any of its recommendations—the commission has to approve those individually before they would take effect. And Manager Blaine Williams warned of pushback from homeowners who may not want additional density. “It could become controversial because it’s different from what people are accustomed to,” Williams said. Commissioner Ovita Thornton said she would vote to accept the study, but questioned why more options were not presented, like removing obstacles to manufactured homes. However, Mayor Kelly Girtz said the “missing middle” report is merely one of several strategies under consideration as county officials work toward a comprehensive overhaul of the local zoning code in the next year to 18 months. Girtz also announced that ACC will be seeking an approximately $200,000 planning grant from the federal government to devise ways to improve Hawthorne Avenue. The grant would come from a $1 billion fund in Democrats’ 2021 infrastructure law aimed at removing or replacing roads that segregate cities because they are difficult to cross—mainly freeways erected during the Urban Renewal era in the 1960s. “I’m thrilled to hear Hawthorne Avenue will be getting the attention it needs,” Link said. “It’s a dangerous place both to drive and to walk, and it really divides the community.” There have been 450 crashes on Haw-

thorne in the past five years, Williams told commissioners. “It is one of the historically most dangerous segments of road in Athens-Clarke County, according to crash data,” he said. Revisions to the county animal control ordinance are also on the Oct. 4 agenda. They will make it easier to participate in the TNR (trap-neuter-release or trap-neuter-return) program for feral cats, as well as strengthen regulations on the sale and neglect of pets, said Denson, who chairs the commission’s Government Operations Committee, which wrote the proposed revisions. [BA]

The Grit Is Closing The landmark vegetarian restaurant, made famous through its connections with the heyday of the Athens music scene and beloved among omnivores and herbivores alike, announced late last week that it’s shutting down on Oct. 7, so get those golden bowls while you can. “The Grit has been the cornerstone for vegan/vegetarian food in Athens for over 3 decades. We are extremely proud of everything we have accomplished during that time! The restaurant has been there for many a celebration, for graduations galore, family gatherings and so much more,” read a post on The Grit’s social media pages. “Unfortunately, things have changed due to the pandemic and we’ve had to reevaluate our business goals. So, it is with heavy hearts, but with a hopeful eye on the future, that we announce that we are closing our doors… We hope that you will join us during the next few weeks to say a fond farewell.” General manager Jay Totty confirmed the news to Flagpole food critic Hillary Brown, writing, “Sad—to say the least—but true. Mostly [we] now just want to do [as] best as possible by our employees and give back just a little bit more to good ol’ Athens before we call it a day.” Totty also confirmed that Poquitos, a new taco restaurant that the folks behind The Grit and Ted’s are opening in the former Go Bar (owned by the same LLC that owns The Grit’s building), is still going ahead. f

Athens-Clarke County commissioners will vote next month to accept a “missing middle” affordable housing report that describes how the local government can add to the county’s housing stock by allowing more density in walkable neighborhoods. Currently, housing types like duplexes, townhouses and small courtyard-style apartment buildings are banned in areas zoned single-family, although some older ones have been grandfathered in. In multifamily zones, they’re allowed but discouraged because developers generally seek the maximum density to maximize profits. “We have a lot of housing that is single-family houses, small houses, and then we have a lot of large apartment complexes downtown, these large multi-story apartment complexes,” Commissioner Tim Denson said at the Sept. 19 agenda-setting meeting. “We don’t have a lot of stuff in the middle, though. That’s missing.” The report, produced by Berkley, CA-based consultants Opticos Design, recommends going back to a pre-World War II style of development, when small apart-

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By Shelby Israel news@flagpole.com


he Biden administration’s student debt relief plan will alleviate the burden of student debt many Athens residents face. With rising costs and interest rates that increase with time, having the ability to pay one’s outstanding student debt while still affording the cost of living is a challenge for many Athenians. About 1.5 million Georgians are expected to be eligible for relief, according to the White House, 70% of them recipients of need-based Pell grants. University of Georgia financial planning, housing and consumer economics professor Michael Thomas Jr. said it is important for all eligible students to take advantage of the relief plan in order to maximize their earning potential after graduation. “The new debt relief program that is being implemented is going to be fairly significant for a lot of individuals, both students and parents, which I think is incredibly important,” Thomas said. According to the Federal Student Aid website, parents who took out loans for their children and meet the income requirement may qualify separately for $10,000 relief. Thomas said student loans impact intergenerational financial well-being and wealth creation, and the debt relief plan will provide an opportunity to discuss the best financial choices moving forward. “I think that there are real implications as it relates to debt relief for discretionary income,” he said, “which is going to provide some breathing room for a lot of individuals and a lot of households across the board.” Thomas said it is important for students to only borrow what they need to minimize the amount of debt they carry after graduating. Maddie Greer, who graduated from UGA with an English

How to Apply The application process for student loan forgiveness is expected to open sometime in early October and will run through the end of the year. Applicants will need their tax returns and loan information to determine their eligibility. Sign up for updates at ed.gov/subscriptions.

degree in 2019, said she had no idea what impact the student loans she had withdrawn at age 17 would have on her future. With the student debt relief plan now an option, Greer said she can envision affording things that she didn’t find possible before. She said she and her partner, whom she will marry this May, are able to consider buying a home and having children for the first time. After graduation, Greer worked as a server at Agua Linda, where she was often uncertain of the size of her next paycheck. Greer said this uncertainty was especially stressful as the end of her loans’ initial six-month forbearance period ended. Now, she works as a technical writer for BNL Consulting. Although her income is higher than ever before, Greer said she still struggles with rising costs. “As it stands, like my financial situation right now, if I had to start paying my student loans back, I would have absolutely no money left at the end of the month,” Greer said. Under the plan, borrowers whose yearly income is less than $125,000 who qualified for the Pell Grant are eligible to receive up to $20,000 in relief. Borrowers like Greer, who did not receive the Pell Grant but are beneath the income cap, can receive up to $10,000 in relief. Greer said she graduated with $30,000 in student debt and currently has paid $8,000. Including the relief, she said she will only owe $12,000. “That was pretty life-changing for me,” Greer said. Becca Holder attended the University of North Georgia’s Oconee campus and Georgia State University, earning her social work degree in 2015. “With student loans, you have payment plan options, and I have just about run out of all those options. I’ve cycled through all of them,” Holder said. “When I heard this was happening, this was probably the greatest joy and relief that I could have gotten in the last few years.”

Holder said the relief plan will cut her debt in half, enabling her to have job mobility. Until now, she has worried about affording her loan payments with each of her jobs. Holder said she doesn’t see the plan as “a candidate trying to buy off your vote,” as some conservatives have alleged. She said the plan is helping lower- and middle-class Americans contribute to the economy by not being saddled with high monthly loan payments. In addition to the student debt relief plan, Holder said she would like to see tuition caps. The higher tuition and subsequent student loan debt from attending a “more prestigious college” is one of the reasons she attended UNG. For the 2022–2023 academic year, the estimated tuition and fees for a full-time Georgia resident at UGA are $11,180. The university estimates the total cost of attendance, including room and board, at about $27,000. Holder said she benefited from the previous pauses in loan payments as the cost of living expenses rose while her income did not. “The pauses weren’t just a nice thing to have. They were really like a necessity because when you’ve got other expenses coming up, you can’t make a choice of, like, ‘Do I pay my student loan, or do I pay for just basic things?’” she said. “I wouldn’t have been able to pay them even if I wanted to.” f


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“He went down to Oxford Town/ Guns and clubs followed him down/ All because his face was brown/ Better get away from Oxford Town.” So sang Bob Dylan after a mob of white supremacist rioters surged through the campus of the University of Mississippi after a young Black man named James Meredith was admitted to the long-segregated Ole Miss in 1962. Now, 60 years after the campus criminality at Ole Miss, the university has a series of events planned in observance of Meredith’s milestone victory over segregation in Oxford Town, and Meredith himself is to be recognized in a stadium ceremony during the Ole Miss football game on Oct. 1. The Ole Miss riot began on Sept. 30, 1962, when an angry mob of white students, Oxford citizens and segregationists from outside Oxford stormed through the campus and confronted National Guard troops and U.S. marshals sent to enforce Meredith’s right to attend the state’s flagship university. Here in Athens, there had been rightwing mob violence that was quelled by police with tear gas when two African American students were admitted to the University of Georgia in 1961, but the situation in Oxford in 1962 was even more volatile. At Ole Miss in 1962, two men were killed—a French journalist and a young Oxford man. Their killings went unsolved, like so many mur-

McGill, scorned the politicians, media executives, police and preachers who backed a system of segregation that led to mob violence under the magnolias and moonlight of Mississippi. McGill’s writings had earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1959, and his columns on the Ole Miss situation in 1962 showed why he was called “the conscience of the South.” Meredith made headlines again in 1966 when he was shot and wounded as he walked in a one-man “March Against Fear” to bring attention to Mississippi’s continuing injustices. Newspapers worldwide ran a shocking photo of Meredith falling to the dusty roadside as his white assailant loomed in the background. Jack Thornell, a young Associated Press photographer, won a Pulitzer Prize for his compelling photo. Aubrey James Norvell, the shooter, later served 18 months of a five-year prison sentence. He died in 2016. Meredith lives on today at age 89. His longtime Republican politics—including serving on the staff of arch-conservative Senator Jesse Helms and backing a political bid by “Klandidate” David Duke—have baffled or angered some in the civil rights movement, but Meredith will always be remembered as a man who scored a victory over Jim Crow segregation in the Magnolia State.


Federal agents roll into Oxford on Oct. 3, 1962.

ders in Mississippi during the civil rights era. Bob Dylan’s sardonic song summed it up: “Two men died ‘neath the Mississippi moon/ Somebody better investigate soon.” The Mississippi melee made headlines across America and around the world. The Atlanta Constitution was that city’s morning newspaper in 1962, and unlike so many newspapers in the Jim Crow South, it backed the aims and aspirations of the civil rights movement. Legendary Georgia journalist Bill Shipp covered the tempest in Mississippi for the Atlanta Constitution with a front-page story saying that the Ole Miss rioters were both university students and older outsiders. “Many of the rioters were adults, carrying makeshift clubs, pipes and other weapons,” Shipp wrote. In his Page One opinion columns, the Constitution’s editor and publisher, Ralph

The year 1962 was a trying time in America. President John Kennedy faced Cold War troubles from Russia’s reach into Berlin and Cuba, while on the home front his administration was bedeviled by domestic terrorism like the Ole Miss riot. Today is another trying time in America as the old ghosts of white supremacy and homegrown terrorism rattle their chains and rise from their coffins. In 2001, author William Doyle wrote a book titled An American Insurrection: The Battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962. Twenty years after his book was published, America faced another threat from insurrectionists during the deadly Capitol Hill melee on Jan. 6, 2021. The threat is still out there. As Oxford’s most famous citizen, William Faulkner, wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” f


If you hang out with gardeners for any significant amount of time, you’ll receive a bundle of advice and suggestions. Amateur or professional, plant people love their plants and want to pass on good information and compare notes. It’s a great motive, but wrong information can easily be repeated without a quick Google search to confirm accuracy. Since we’re at the beginning of “spooky season,” here’s a few of the gross and scary garden myths I’ve heard or believed myself: Claim: This compost contains maggots and isn’t good to use. Fact: But those maggots could be the good kind.

with the ultimate aim of turning this waste stream into a safe, renewable (and cheap) source of fertilizer. Claim: The Joro spider is a terrible invasive species that bites humans and kills hummingbirds. Fact: Jury’s still out on how the Joro spider will affect northeast Georgia’s ecosystem, but it doesn’t seem dangerous to humans or birds. Yes, the invasive, brightly colored giant spider with its golden webs is intimidating—but University of Georgia researchers say the spiders aren’t dangerous to humans. I admit, I have a personal bias when it comes to the Joros: I like them. Joros build webs above my head or in corners of the property I rarely walk. They eat invasive

The first time I checked my compost bin and it was filled with squirming segmented bodies, I freaked. Maggots! Then I took a breath and a photo and sent it to my entomology-major friend. These little critters, she explained, were Black Fly Soldier larvae, and I was doing a bang-up job providing them an environment to break down my compost and eat other, nastier fly larvae. Black Fly Soldier larvae don’t eat plants or roots; they eat decomposing matter, as well as blowfly and housefly larvae. Black Fly Soldier larvae are such good composters (and so benign as adults) that some people prefer them over the much better known compost-creator, the red wiggler worm. Since then, I’ve heard stories of people finding maggots in their compost and picking them out. Instead, check online to idenThe much-maligned Joro spider is really your friend. tify exactly what you’ve got in your compost. stink bugs and whiteflies by the handful. Claim: Pee on your strawberry plants for When I accidentally bump into a web, they bigger, tastier fruit. run away instead of attacking. Joros don’t Fact: Probably true, but with tons of come inside. I wish all spiders living near caveats. me were so considerate. I’ve found black widows and Southern house spiders become I’m not advocating urinating on your especially aggressive in the fall while proplants. I don’t urinate on my plants. But I tecting their bulging egg sacs. I love my have had more than one experienced garnative spiny orb weaver spiders, but the dener tell me that peeing on my strawberry same spider will build a web in my walking plants will produce bigger, tastier fruit. path multiple times a day. Joros just stay Urea is a chemical compound found in out of my way, and eat a bunch of pests. synthetic petroleum-based fertilizers and According to some reports on social human urine. Urea’s chemical structure media, it appears that they can kill hummakes it easy for rain and soil microbes to mingbirds. Until a research-backed scientist break it down into available nitrogen for says Joros are dangerous to hummingbirds, plants. So, if chemical companies are makI remain skeptical. Hummingbirds (like all ing a synthetic version of what human bodbirds) have great eyesight. How could they ies produce, why not pee on your plants? not avoid a giant yellow web? University of Urine isn’t sterile. All the bacteria, viruses Georgia researchers published a report in and pharmaceuticals in a body exit through February detailing how well the Joro spider urine. University of Michigan researchers has adapted to life in Georgia and across released a study in 2020 about removing the East Coast. I’m sure there will be plenty nearly all antibiotic-resistant bacteria by of studies in the years to come detailing the aging urine. Similar research focuses on Joro spider’s effect on local ecosystems near removing pharmaceuticals and viruses and far. f

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the point.” An opposing player then steps into the circle and throws a boule in an attempt to gain the point by either throwing his or her boule closer to the jack than the opponent’s boule or knocking the oppoOur metro area, like many, has seen nent’s boule away. The game then continues with the team not holding the point playing rapidly escalating prices for single-family homes and rising rents for single- and mulnext, until all boules have been played. The boule closest to the jack then scores a point, tifamily dwellings. Private investment companies have begun to circle like buzzards and each of that team’s boules closer to the over maps of local terrain. jack than the opposing team’s closest boule They out-compete ordinary homebuyers also scores a point. The first team to score with fistfuls of cash and hurry-up con13 points wins the game. Google “petanque tracts. On the rental side, they focus on video” to watch instructional videos. There are two types of throws: “pointing” “distressed” properties. Those often include duplexes and smaller multifamily settings. and “shooting.” Pointing means trying to In rural areas, throw a boule closer those are usually to the jack than the manufactured home opponent’s closest parks. Those parks boule, while shootare an antiquated ing means trying to model of the housing knock the opponent’s market that predates boule away from state-imposed planthe jack. Both styles ning guidelines issued can be intense and in the late 1980’s. dramatic. Pointing a Many of those boule to an inch from investors are openly the jack to outpoint predatory. They bear an opponent’s boule no interest in the two inches from the communities they jack is very rewarding, swoop into. They while the metallic A set of pétanque boules. routinely terminate clash of a shot boule leases, double rents, slamming into an refuse to accept housing vouchers and set opponent’s boule is especially thrilling. exclusionary lease policies. Abrupt displaceThe CCPC welcomes new members. You ment is not their problem, but it is often can come out and just watch, or borrow a their effect. The local community has to set of boules and start playing right away. deal with that. One of the regular members will be happy Investors’ websites crow about high to guide you through a game. Don’t worry returns earned by all those that become if you aren’t very good. It’s a given that you their conspirators. Absentee ownership is will improve with playing. Some of our best a status we could put under review. How players started off lousy, but fortunately can we provide local residents some protecliked the game well enough to keep at it. tion from predatory land sharks and their The CCPC play times are Tuesday (10 a.m. adverse effects? and 6 p.m.), Thursday (10 a.m.) and Sunday Housing policy has long been neglected (10 a.m. and 4 p.m.). When the weather

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Mon dieu! A stealthy, low-flying French sport has invaded Athens! Yes, it’s true— this invasive sport is called pétanque (pronounced “pay-tonk”), one of several variations of French “boules.” Pétanque is an institution in France, played throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, and becoming more popular in the U.S. It was widely expected that pétanque would become an event in the 2024 Summer Olympics to be held in France, but it was beaten out by breakdancing. What? Breakdancing a sport? Quelle horreur! Oh well, maybe pétanque for the 2028 Olympics. Though pétanque is a sport, it evolved in Athens as both a sporting and social activity under the auspices of the UGA Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) program, and remains both sporting and social today. A number of players later separated from OLLI and formed the Classic City Pétanque Club (CCPC), affiliated with the Federation Petanque USA. Now 48 members strong, the CCPC plays several times a week at Athens’ own Lay Park, right behind the Lyndon House Arts Center, where it has 10 pétanque courts. (See athenspetanque. org or facebook.com/boulesathens for more information.) Besides a playing surface, pétanque requires a set of three baseball-sized steel “boules” (French for “balls”), a wooden target ball slightly smaller than a ping-pong ball (officially called a “jack” and colloquially called a “cochonnet,” French for “little pig”) and a plastic circle 50 centimeters in diameter. Players (men and women from age 12 to senior level) are divided into two teams, with one, two or three players per team. A player starts a game by standing in the circle and throwing the jack 6–10 meters from the circle. The player then throws the first boule, underhanded, as close to the jack as possible. That boule is said to “hold

gets cooler in the fall, play times will shift to 1 p.m. So go on out to Lay Park and check it out. You will find pétanque players to be friendly folk who will welcome you, either as an observer or a new player and club member. Allen Cassady Athens

by local, state and federal authority. It is time for authority to reclaim housing as policy turf. On local levels, zoning amendments can make ways toward affordability. Dwellings-per-parcel changes and accessory dwelling units are examples. Georgia’s big clumsy policy cart needs a screeching eagle to swoop its driver, to haw its mule, to swing that wagon out of the rut and down another road to a different future. Housing policy change at the federal level takes efforts by proven heavy lifters who are qualified leaders, not by celebrity lightweights, not by smiling faces carved across hollow pumpkins, and not by nose-thumbing name calling culture warriors that pose as politicians. Jim Baird Comer

Georgia Needs Paper Ballots There is no more American activity than casting your vote in an election. Yet today, a cloud of doubt throws shade on our elections. Many of us on the right believe that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Many of us on the left fear that future elections will be stolen through tactics such as voter suppression. Is there anything we all can agree on? I believe there is. More than 15 years ago, I worked in election reform for the national nonpartisan organization Common Cause. At that time, one of our biggest concerns was the use in many states, including Georgia, of paperless touch-screen voting machines. Our advisors—including respected computer scientists—warned that these machines could easily be hacked, and such manipulation would not be detectable by election authorities. Their warnings were heard. Today, paperless machines are not found in Georgia. When you vote, you receive a ticket showing how you voted. It sounds like an improvement. Unfortunately, it doesn’t solve the problem. Studies have shown that voters rarely take the time to check their ticket. And if they do find an error, it’s not clear how to correct their ballot; the wrong vote has already been entered and counted.





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GOP Officials Are Too Partisan Thanks to President Biden’s CHIPS Act, a semiconductor manufacturing factory in a heavily Republican part of Ohio is going to be built. The residents of Licking County, Ohio, will benefit from the well-paying jobs it will bring to their community. The fact that it is being built in an area where few voted for Biden is immaterial. I wish that Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Attorney General Chris Carr had the same attitude. The Fulton County elections office and elections board have been under investigation by the secretary of state for maleficence since the 2020 election. Nothing has been found. However, in Coffee County, an election denier group was given access to the county’s voting equipment to copy data from its election server, ballot scanners and memory cards that store votes. The aforementioned is not in dispute. A serious review of Coffee County’s election breach hasn’t been forthcoming, even though Raffensperger and Carr have

known about it since January 2021. It took a lawsuit this year by private citizens to find documents showing that allies of then-President Trump and their computer experts gained access to sensitive voting files. Could Coffee and Fulton be examples of uneven enforcement because Fulton County is reliably Democratic and Coffee County is reliably Republican? Our president doesn’t care that heavily Republican areas benefit from legislation passed by a Democrat-controlled Congress. It’s about fairness and the right thing to do, not about party. We should expect the same from Raffensperger and Carr. Jacqueline Elsner Athens

Vote for Mokah Jasmine Johnson I felt compelled to write this letter due to common responses about the Nov. 8 midterm elections that I both understand and fear: I’m over politics. Voting won’t matter. It’s too much. While I empathize, voting remains our most effective, legal right to change our representation or to support the status quo. On Nov. 8 I am voting for Mokah Jasmine Johnson for House District 120. And I want to share why by briefly describing what I will be voting for. I endorse Mokah because I’m done with shaking my head at the same old data. I’ve lived in Athens twice, from 1992-1995 and now since 2015. The negligible difference in poverty rates within this 30-year span—between a quarter and a third of Athenians—is unacceptable. Mokah will fight to provide a living wage and help grow those wages via tax cuts to firms that attend to their workers’ wage growth. I endorse Mokah because too many of our K-12 schools fall below state standards. We know there is an indisputable link between a student’s family income and their ability to succeed in school. Mokah is for creating an opportunity to serve Georgia students living in poverty. I encourage voters to read her platform at mokahforgeorgia.com/platform. I endorse Mokah because I imagine facing criminal charges in 1995 for a uterus surgery at St. Mary’s that helped save my life. I take great issue with our incumbent representative who helped architect the sixweek abortion ban in Georgia. I endorse Mokah because I have known and worked with her for five years. I know her to keep her word. Her work ethic is unparalleled. She does her research, shares credit. She listens and lifts up. Finally, I endorse Mokah because, as a former human resources director and business professor, I know the ramifications of not putting people first. The best strategies; most valid hiring practices; the shiniest, latest technology are all useless if you don’t attend to humans’ needs and capabilities. Mokah will work hard to inclusively meet our needs and develop our capabilities. The importance of Nov. 8 can’t be dismissed with a sigh about “just a midterm election” or an insidious sense of apathy or feeling overwhelmed. When our neighbors, friends and family members are unable to afford housing, food or have access to the educational resources of wealthier, whiter neighborhoods, we must vote for Mokah. If we skip the midterms, we are indeed voting to maintain the status quo. Jodi Barnes Athens

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By Cy Brown news@flagpole.com There’s a lot we could talk about from perplexed about what the hell happened. Georgia’s 39-22 over Kent State, and not He did something similar last week on a much of it is pleasant or important. 78-yard touchdown catch against South It was the first game the Dawgs have Carolina, when he juked a few dudes out of looked beatable—hell, human—this seatheir shoes first. son. It was a sleepy noon kickoff against Georgia’s offense is predicated on finding an out-of-conference opponent we paid to its playmakers in space and letting them lose to us. The excitement and energy of make plays. The beauty of Bowers is that his the early season finally faded, and about versatility allows them to get him the ball in everyone on the team looked like they were a variety of ways: end-around, screen pass, a step off their best. fade, corner route. You name it, and offenStetson Bennett threw his first intercepsive coordinator Todd Monken is doing it tion of the season. Ladd McConkey, who to try and get Bowers the ball. Hell, Kirby has been outstanding otherwise in his first Smart said he’s even gotten work as an year and change in Athens, dropped mulemergency tailback. tiple passes, muffed a punt and fumbled. The muffed punt and fumble alone led to 10 points for Kent State, by itself the most points the Dawgs have allowed this season. The defense also finally started to show its flaws. There were poor tackling angles, which manifested itself in a 56-yard touchdown from a screen pass in the second quarter. In the second half, Kent State rattled off a 13-play, 70-yard drive that ended in a field goal and a 12-play, 75-yard drive that ended in a touchdown. Outside the SEC Championship last year, it was the best an opposing offense has performed on the Dawgs in two seasons. But let’s not talk about all that. Let’s talk about something fun, something enjoyable, something, dare I say, transcendent. Let’s talk about Brock Bowers, a beautiful Brock Bowers gazelle-person. Bowers is a dude. He’s the best tight end in the country, and there That versatility means when he isn’t isn’t much debate. It’s been a while since getting the ball, he’s keeping the defense we’ve had a skill player considered the best honest. Now when Bowers goes in motion, in the country, an offensive weapon who the defense is aware that we could just makes all college football envious. A.J. hand it off to him and he could scoot for a Green was that dude in 2010, as was Todd major gain. So they stretch, vacating space Gurley in 2014. He’s a transcendent talent, and leaving it open for another of our playa college football unicorn. makers such as Kenny McIntosh, Kendall Bowers always puts up very good numMilton or Bennett. bers, although not always eye-popping, A sophomore, Bowers still has another jump-out-of-your-seat numbers. So far this year in college before he makes the jump to season, Bowers has 358 total yards and five the NFL. Generally, I think players having total touchdowns. 137 of those yards (60 to wait three years after high school to go receiving, 77 rushing) and a pair of those to the NFL is good. The vast majority aren’t rushing touchdowns game against Kent physically ready as teenagers. Bowers is one State. But when you see with your eyes how of the few exceptions. He could make an fast this polar bear is running down the NFL offense better right now. field, your eyes pop, and you jump out of What’s scary for opponents and excityour seat. ing for Dawg fans is that Bowers is still Watch the Kent State safety on Bowers’ so young and has room to grow. He’s a 75-yard touchdown run in the first quar19-year-old sophomore. He can run 75 ter. Bowers takes the end around, and the yards for a score without breaking a sweat safety has him locked in the whole way. on Saturday, but he can’t walk downtown But at the point you expect a collision and and legally buy a beer right now (although a tackle, Bowers turns on the jet boosters I don’t think he’d have trouble finding an and goes to the house, leaving the safety accommodating bartender). f

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For truly verifiable election results, votes must be able to be audited. A meaningful audit involves comparing a portion of actual votes cast to the tabulating machine’s tally. This ensures that the machine is working properly. The only verifiable proof of the votes you cast is an original paper ballot that you have marked yourself, not a touchscreen machine’s interpretation of your voting intent. This is the sort of voting that is done in many states today. In Georgia, it is the system used in an emergency, when touchscreen machines break down, or electricity goes out, or some other malfunction occurs. Voting on paper doesn’t require special training of voters. It is not difficult for election workers to manage. The voter-marked paper ballots can be scanned and tabulated. As long as the chain of custody is controlled and documented, your paper ballot is the best representation of your voting decisions. Your intent is clear—you wrote it yourself. Voters on the left and the right are correct in fearing the veracity of the touchscreen machines this November. Computer experts warn that Coffee County’s breach of voting equipment as well as breaches in Arizona and Michigan present an emergency because they may have made information available to election hackers. Unfortunately, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is unwilling to face this challenge to our election’s integrity. There still is time for him to change his mind. Enough “emergency” ballots need to be printed and distributed to polling places; election officials need to plan for physical changes such as writing surfaces and pens at the polls; and poll workers need training to know how to correctly handle the ballots. A thorough audit protocol must be created and strictly enforced to ensure all optical scanners are counting the votes properly. With these minimal steps, Georgia voters of all persuasions should feel confident. There is no greater emergency than Americans’ loss of faith in our election process. In Georgia and elsewhere, voter-marked paper ballots can help restore that trust. Join me in urging Raffensperger and our local election boards to make the change. Barbara Burt Watkinsville


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Jake Brower’s Psychofunky Dancing

Wildwood Revival

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By Sam Lipkin editorial@flagpole.com

BE KIND, REWIND: The creative principles behind JOKERJOKER Gallery, VHS. or.Die and Super Carnival Recordings have put out a call for vendors for the performance space’s upcoming event, the inaugural Athens VHS Fest, which happens Saturday, Oct. 15. This unique event celebrates all things videotape and is specifically described as “an event for VHS collectors, vendors, filmmakers and analog loving geeks to buy, sell, trade at this first annual VHS swap and shop event.” Also on deck for the day are local artists, musicians and filmmakers presumably hanging out and doing stuff. Those interested in vending and/or performing opportunities can find more information and sign up at jokerjokertv.com/athens-vhs-fest. The deadline for signing up is Saturday, Oct. 8.


months is a stunning feat for anyone, but whoever is behind electro/trip-hop/dubstep project MedicusX has done just that. Sure, the above mentioned genres aren’t super compatible and generally reside as neighbors instead of roommates, but MedicusX isn’t married to any specific thing. Nor is he forcing anything. The tracks appear to take shape accordingly. The first album, New Beginnings, begins slowly but auspiciously with the violin-flavored trip-hop track “Missing Moments.” The record then quickly swoops through the sprightly and glitch “Rough Draft” and the full on dubstep of “Smacky The Frog” before shining out with the breakbeat-only “Dandy Lions.” The rest continues along similar paths to comparable success. The newest record, released this month, is The Blue Album. Right out of the gate, MedicusX easily exhibits the Giorgio Moroderinspired “Gold Fools.” From there listeners hear the minimal R&B of “Jammin,” the subdued happy hardcore of “Between The Hedges” and, later on down the album, the straight dub-n-lounge of “Calico.” There’s a lot to dig through on each of these, so start digging over at medicusx.bandcamp.com. O HOLY NIGHT: Tickets are on sale now for country artist John Berry and his 26th annual Christmas tour. The show takes place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 15 at The Classic Center. Advance tickets range from $28–56. Berry is an award-winning songwriter and performer who cut his teeth over the space of several years in Athens, notably performing regularly at such forgotten venues as Wrapper—where he and his group were a hired house band from about 1983 to 1987—O’Malley’s, The Athens Yacht Club and others. He has received three Grammy Award nominations for his work,


and won a Grammy in 1993 for his work on the collaborative album Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel Vol. 1. This show will most likely sell out, so if you’re game, you better grab the ball and run. Other Georgia dates on this tour will see Berry perform in Sugar Hill, Cedartown, Toccoa, Macon, Augusta and Tifton. For tickets and more information, please see classiccenter. com/483/John-Berry-Christmas. To learn more about all things John Berry, including ticket information for other shows, please see johnberry.com. CHOPPIN’ ONIONS: The slightly shambolic and thoroughly second-wave emo influenced Feral Joy is back with a new EP named EP. The group’s last release was December 2021’s self-titled full-length debut. While Feral Joy still maintains its inspirational sources, this new EP is much more wide open and really stretches itself inside the pop-punk-rock parameters. Specifically, it’s quite challenging to listen to the entirely infectious indie-pop joy of “Pretty” without becoming agitated to movement. (I’d be remiss in my duties, though, if I didn’t admit I heard a distinct hook in the chorus that is, if not exactly the same, a close cousin to the hook of “Whiskey Glasses.”) Further, opening song “How Does It Feel?” is just this side of sing-along-worthy. There’s just hook after hook on this and the, well, let’s just say understated production qualities completely erase the past 25 plus years of sonic prejudice your ears have built up. Find this at feraljoy. bandcamp.com. BROWER’S ON THE BALL NOW: So, I got tipped

to the new album from Jake Brower by the dude who mastered it, musician Ryan Donegan (Cinnamon Queen). This clever nine-song album is a sweet ride through trippy, yet entirely accessible, light-psychedelia and pop swoon. It’s titled Psychofunky Dancing which is a God-awful name for, well, anything, but we’ll set that aside for now. There’s a notable Michael Quercio (Salvation Army/The Three O’Clock) and the whole Paisley Underground influence here whether Brower realizes it or not. Specifically, “Bean Dream (For Free)” could’ve been plucked right off a late-night KROQ playlist from 1983. Similarly, “Poosh Path (To My Beach)” recalls XTC without that group’s cynicism. The most modern sounding track here is “Sunbeam,” but even that evokes memories of Laurie Anderson’s multi-tracked vocals and work with echo. It’s just packed with real gems. Word is, too, that Brower recorded the entire thing via the Garageband app on his iPhone. So, take that, King Crimson! Find this little slice of aural joy over at jakebrower.bandcamp. com. f

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et out of the city and into the wildwood,” boasts the Wildwood Revival music festival’s manifesto. Keeping close proximity to the fabled Athens music scene, this carefully curated three-day event takes place at the historic 30-acre Cloverleaf Farm in nearby Arnoldsville. Since the festival first took place in 2014, Wildwood has earned a reputation as the antithesis of the usual music festival experience, and as an “Adult Summer Camp” or a staycation in an idyllic country setting. In line with this, the organizers and patrons take a respectful approach to communing with nature by remaining plastic-free and ecologically mindful. Although the main attraction is a star-studded lineup of artists primarily spanning the country, blues, folk and rock genres, the Wildwood experience is a holistic one from outdoor activities to workshops and campfire songs. The festivities kick off on Friday, Sept. 30 with a seven-mile guided expedition down the Jenny Lewis Oconee River at 9 a.m. with boats and gear provided. This voyage wraps up just in time for the gates to open for the official festival on the farm grounds. Local food and beer selections are offered, and the culinary inclined can sign up for food and beer/cocktail workshops. The artisan market features handcrafted goods, unique jewelry, vintage clothing, folk pop art and more. Each night wraps up with s’mores, folk stories and late-night picking sessions around the campfire. Saturday and Sunday provide attendees an opportunity to start the day off refreshed with morning outdoor yoga sessions. Those looking for the most authentic experience, or not wanting to trek back and forth to the farm, can stay on the grounds with different tent, trailer and RV camping options. Don’t have camping supplies? There are furnished and unfurnished rentals in the Glamping Village from a bare bones set up to a fully decked out retreat including a luxury queen mattress. This event experience is highly customizable to suit different types of festival goers’ needs, and there are enough performances and activities to stay as active or relaxed as desired. The musical highlights range from local heroes to national sweethearts. Friday’s headliner is singer-songwriter, musician and actress Jenny Lewis, who is known for forming rock band Rilo Kiley after semi-retiring as a child actress. Lewis also was a member of The Postal Service, Jenny & Johnny and Nice As Fuck in addition to releasing four solo albums. On Saturday, Athens-based Southern rockers Drive-By Truckers will end the night, and local cosmic country band The Pink Stones will do

the honors of closing out the weekend on Sunday. Other acts to catch while they’re passing through include country singer and radio host Elizabeth Cook. She has made over 400 appearances on the Grand Ole Opry since her debut in 2000, and has appeared four times on “Late Show with David Letterman.” Also performing is emerging SILVA ARTIST MANAGEMENT


Texas artist Zach Person, known for his contemporary, pop-rock approach to blues and American roots music. Then New York City-based American roots band The Wood Brothers is bringing its blend of folk, gospel, blues and jazz led by brothers Chris and Oliver Wood. See the full daily lineups and schedule below. For more information about the festival, visit wildwoodrevival.com. f

Friday, Sept. 30

3:00 p.m. Gates Open 5:00 p.m. J.P. Harris 6:10 p.m. Bones of J.R. Jones 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Cook 9:00 p.m. Jenny Lewis 10:30 p.m. Folklore by the Fire 11:00 p.m. Campfire Jams

Saturday, Oct. 1

9:00 a.m. Gates Open 10:00 a.m. Yoga 12:30 p.m. Zach Person 1:45 p.m. The Heavy Heavy 3:00 p.m. Suzanne Santo 4:30 p.m. John Moreland 6:00 p.m. The Wood Brothers 7:30 p.m. Drive-By Truckers 9:00 p.m. Barn Dance Party 11:00 p.m. Campfire Jams

Sunday, Oct. 2

8:00 a.m. Gates Open 9:00 a.m. Yoga 10:30 a.m. Packway Handle Band 12:00 p.m. Early James 1:20 p.m. Leon III 2:40 p.m. The Pink Stones

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A TOUR OF SPIRITED HOMES AROUND ATHENS Flagpole would like to raise some Halloween spirits again this year by presenting our 3rd annual driving tour of the best haunts in ALL of ATHENS! We are expanding the tour to include all of Athens/Clarke county.


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Karaoke Corner at Joiner & Associates Ryne Meadow The Lonesome Dawn Moon Bloom MYNAWA Sweet Marses Brown Dwarf Sun Trick Pony Wet Meadows Beto Mendoza David Barbe Eremos Heidi Hensley and Laura Valentine The Young Frankensteins Dwayne Wimpy Bowden Luxury Vehicle Ty Manning and the Slawdog Biscuits BYV_Trubb Kenosha Kid

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Monsoon The Grawks Visc Wyld Staleyz Dooley DGD Hunter Morris and Blue Bloods The Muckers D*Punch Parking Garage Red Dakota The Love.Craft Band Hibbs Family Band In Sonitus Lux Members of The Athens Symphony Caroline Aiken Check The Signs Dooley & Baldwin


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Patrick Barry Swing Theory Seth Martin The Monkee Docx

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Athens Mountain Singers Charles Huff Jim & Jack Mark Lawrence Bursters Hired Hands Mary and the Hot Hotty-Hots Norma Rae Super Helpful Bain Mattox Kelsey Wishik King Macon Libbaloops Julia Lauren MOTORHEAD2X Professor Euphonious Thumpe Quiet Evenings Bat Factory Beat Up Coriander Tim Denson & Jesse Houle Larry’s Homework Aquatic Soul Band The Nice Machine and Friends Trycoh Vision Video

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Joe Cat Mark Williams Michael Carnes Sasha Stray The Family Recipe wolfli Normaltown Sound Machine Substance: A Joy Division / New Order Tribute Swear Jar Sylvia Rose Novak & Parts Unknown Custom Concern No Yonder Noise Mountain Normaltown Music Collective Rebecca Sunshine Band The Getaway Company dialPainter Father Werewolf Hollowbody Jay Gonzalez and the Guilty Pleasures Jim Cook Birds Fly South BlackNerdNinja Deaf Condors DK Murder Kroger Sound Machine Zach Bradley 38 Strings Classic City Jukebox Gourdhead No Strings Attached Sean McAuley The Dad Band

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Historic Athens Porchfest 156 ACTS TAKE OVER SIX NEIGHBORHOODS By Jessica Smith music@flagpole.com


ince its launch four years ago, Historic Athens Porchfest has steadily expanded to now include a lineup of musicians that is over twice as large as the original. On Sunday, Oct. 2 from 1–8 p.m., 156 different acts will perform at just as many homes and businesses across six historic neighborhoods: Boulevard, Buena Vista Heights, Cobbham, Newtown, Normaltown and Pulaski Heights. Modeling itself after a tried-and-true format used by porchfests held across the U.S. and Canada, Historic Athens Porchfest invites residents to volunteer their porches, patios and lawns as impromptu venues for performances of every genre. The 501(c)(3) non-profit took on Porchfest as its flagship event as part of its mission to develop community-wide understanding of the value of historic buildings, neighborhoods and



heritage. With roughly 25 artists playing simultaneously per hour, it’s recommended that attendees make a small wish list of priorities to see, then let their ears and feet carry them wherever the rest of the day may lead. Naturally, there are many heavy hitters with established followings on the lineup, such as Nana Grizol, Linqua Franqa, T. Hardy Morris, David Barbe, Kenosha Kid, Monsoon, Beto Mendoza, Shehehe, Vision Video and Convict Julie. As per tradition, a finale performance with Athens Mayor Kelly Girtz and Winterville Mayor Dodd Ferrelle will close out the evening at Stan Mullins’ surreal, sculpture-studded home and studio on Pulaski Street—an unofficial thumbs up that suggests local government supports this sort of communal activity, so long as city ordinances are respected. Just as significant, however, are the dozens of bands whose names you might not recognize. Unlike traditional performance venues that often require evidence of a fanbase when ticket sales are on the line, Porchfest is open to anyone willing to donate their talent. In a landscape of disappearing DIY and house venues—important incubators of experimentation injured by rising rents, gentrification and general pandemic burnout—Porchfest lends its platform to emerging musicians and invokes the magic of a good old-fashioned house show. As artists, musicians and industry workers are gradually priced out of the same

neighborhoods they once helped to make so distinctive and desirable to homebuyers with deeper pockets, Porchfest provides an opportunity to reconsider how everyone can better support and protect the creatives who contribute vibrancy to the fabric of the community. While this family-friendly, pedestrian-based event is completely free to guests, attendees are strongly encouraged to make donations directly to the bands. Porchfest provides a thorough list of accounts at linktr.ee/athensporchfest. If the idea of wandering around in search of street numbers induces any headaches, there are also several participating neighborhood businesses readily identifiable from the road. Presented by Volumes Hip Hop, Flagpole’s headquarters on Prince Avenue will host Anime Zayy, Afro Kenobi, Mack2Tone, djbobfish and an acoustic set by Trvy and the Enemy beginning at 2 p.m. Town & Gown Players will take the opportunity to introduce the cast of its current musical comedy Sister Act (5 p.m.), and The Studio will similarly offer an open house with dancing by the adult performance companies (5 p.m.). Other highlights at local establishments include Beast Mode at Pulaski Heights BBQ (2 p.m.), Dire Wolf at Puma Yu’s (3 p.m.), Molly’s Lips at Flat File Print Shop (4 p.m.), Quiet Evenings at tiny ATH gallery (4 p.m.) and Bichos Vivos at Heirloom Café (6 p.m.). Let’s also not forget the loyal guardians who patrol for squirrels and messy little roommates who help make a house feel like a home. The annual Boo-le-Bark on the Boulevard costumed dog parade will coincide with Porchfest to officially kick off Athens’ month-long celebration of Halloween. The costume contest will be held at 3:30 p.m. at 425 Barber St., the former Jittery Joe’s Roaster location. At 4 p.m., the parade will begin prancing and pulling its way along a route connecting Nantahala Avenue, Beulah Avenue, Boulevard and Barber Street. The community is invited to pre-game for Porchfest during the Athenticity Release Party at Athentic Brewing Co. held Friday, Sept. 30 from 6–11 p.m. In addition to debuting Athenticity, a new helles lager—a portion of the sales will go to Historic Athens—the event will include Athenscentric trivia and a playlist of the festival’s performers. The brewery will additionally host Moon Bloom (2 p.m.) and Eremos (4 p.m.) on Sunday. For a schedule of performers, locations and set times organized by neighborhood, see p. 12. To view an interactive map and discover more about the artists, visit historicathens.com/porchfest. f

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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 8 p.m. www.hendershotsathens. com PAUL NELSON QUARTET Los Angeles trombonist. 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). 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. Ciné 9 p.m. $10. www.athenscine.com NIX THE SCIENTIST Atlanta-​based progressive rock band consisting of Christian Gerner-​Smidt, Jack Reed and Alex Morrison. RICKSHAW BILLIE’S BURGER PATROL Austin, TX trio bringing the party metal. ROSIE & THE RAT DOGS Local four-​piece hard rock band. Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Athens Farmers Market. 5–8 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket. net MICHAEL WEGNER Local singer-songwriter and member of Whisper Kiss. (6 p.m.) Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreand bar.com DR. FRED’S KARAOKE Featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. 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 Album release show. 7:30 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.hedershots athens.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.

Live Wire 8–11 p.m. FREE! www.livewire athens.com PEACH ICE CREAM BLUEGRASS Local bluegrass 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.

Thursday 29 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door). www.40watt.com RAY FULCHER Nashville-​based country artist and UGA alum who’s written a handful of songs for Luke Combs. SOUTHERLAND Country music duo from Nashville.. Buvez 7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $7 (adv.), $10. www.facebook.com/ buvezathens 100 WATT HORSE Folk and country infused garage-​pop outfit founded in Atlanta and currently based in Tallahassee, FL. JOELTON MAYFIELD Hard-​hitting alt-​country musician who writes songs confronting the tensions embedded in family, religion, masculinity and love in the American South. JAY GULLEY Local musician and member of Modern Skirts. Flicker Theatre & Bar 8:30 p.m. (doors), 9 p.m. (show). $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com NUCLEAR TOURISM Local band playing surf-​punk originals. BEAT UP Local anarcho-​punk group. CURBSIDE PICKUPS Classic City ska quintet taking influence from traditional and Two-​Tone era sounds. Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18. www.georgiatheatre.com MELT NYC-​based band with an expansive sounds and pop, soul and psych influences. Hendershot’s Coffee 8 p.m. www.hendershotsathens. com BIG BAND ATHENS This 18-​ member community band performs selections spanning from big band music of the ‘40s to dance tunes of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Hotel Indigo Live After Five Series. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ AubreyEntertainmentAthensGA AVERY DEAKINS Soulful local pop-​rock singer-​songwriter. Live Wire 7 p.m. (doors). $10. ontheplanet productions@gmail.com OPEN DECKS JiiG and djbobfish host open decks with DJ Henny, Trvy, DK, Grandfath3er, ¢lark ¢ounty, Trexx The Tyrant and Simba The Ripper. For a chance to play during open decks, submit mixes by email. The top four mixes will receive 30-​minute slots. Nowhere Bar 8:30 p.m. $10. www.facebook.com/ nowherebarathens BLUES NIGHT JAM Bring an instrument and join host Big C for an open blues jam. The house band includes Scott Nicholson, Derek

Warren, Brent Davenport and Bo Hembree. The Pointe 5 p.m. $5. FREE! (first-​timers). www.facebook.com/eastathens musicjam 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.

Friday 30 Buvez Volumes Presents Poetry & Hip Hop Night. 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.facebook.com/ volumeshiphop DEXX Member of The YOD with a versatile sound who raps, sings and produces. T.W.I.N. Rising female R&B artist creating beats and moody soundscapes. JAHKIEM Athens-​raised hip-​hop artist with smooth flows and motivational messages. THEONLYEJOSE Rapper who seeks to preserve the vision hip hop began with: advancement of the people. PARON JAMAAL Philadelphia-​ born hip-​hop artist with a golden age sound. Cloverleaf Farm Wildwood Revival. 3–11 p.m. $106–485. www.wildwoodrevival. com J.P. HARRIS Country singer, songwriter, guitarist and clawhammer banjoist based in Nashville. (5 p.m.) BONES OF J.R. JONES American roots music performed by one-​man band Jonathon Robert Linaberry. (6:10 p.m.) ELIZABETH COOK Country music singer and radio host. (7:30 p.m.) JENNY LEWIS Singer-​songwriter, musician, actress and former member of indie rock band Rilo Kiley, the Postal Service, Jenny & Johnny and Nice As Fuck. (9 p.m.) Flicker Theatre & Bar 8 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flicker theatreandbar.com SPECTRE OF SURF Instrumental surf rock band playing originals and covers. CD release show! TRYCOH Brawny, instrumental local rock band. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre. com THE VEGABONDS Nashville-​based alternative Southern rock band. SUPPER CLUB Alabama indie Southern rock. Hendershot’s Coffee 8 p.m. $10. www.hendershots athens.com FLORENCE DORE Author, speaker and singer-​songwriter writing country-​tinged music with an all-​ star band. DAVE MARR Former member of The Star Room Boys who has written and played with a laundry list of local talents. Innovation Amphitheater 6:30 p.m. (doors), 7:30 p.m. (show). $30. www.innovation amphitheater.com MJ LIVE International Michael Jackson tribute act.

International Grill & Bar 7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ IGBAthensGA THE SPLITZ BAND A mixed drink of the classic Motown sound, part 1970s funk and disco flavor, and a dash of the old-​school and contemporary R&B. Nowhere Bar 9:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/ NowhereBarAthens TESTIFIERS Homegrown funk from Atlanta. The Root 10 p.m. FREE! bit.ly/RedMileRoad RED MILE ROAD Local hard rock band influenced by Seattle grunge and classic Southern rock. Southern Brewing Co. 7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $10–15. bit.ly/SBCSept30 SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND Today’s performers include Caroline Aiken, Donna Hopkins and Cam LcElroy with special percussion by Richie Jones.

Saturday 1 40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25. www.40watt.com NOCHE DE VERANO SIN TI DJ 6lactino spins Bad Bunny’s best tracks. Athens Area Humane Society Furtastic Fall Festival. 11 a.m.-​4 p.m. $10-​20. www.athenshumane society.org CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX Local all-​star rock and roll cover band. Today’s fundraiser for the Athens Area Humane Society also includes carnival games, food, artisan vendors, a dunk tank and doggy costume contest. Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmers market.net LAIN GALLETA No info available. (8 a.m.) CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso and songwriter. (10 a.m.) Cloverleaf Farm Wildwood Revival. 9 a.m.–11 p.m. $106–485. www.wildwoodrevival. com ZACH PERSON Known for his contemporary, pop-​rock approach to blues and American roots music. (12:30 p.m.) THE HEAVY HEAVY Five-​piece retro inspired rock band. (1:45 p.m.) SUZANNE SANTO Solo artist who built her sound in the grey area between Americana, Southern gothic soul and forward-​thinking rock and roll. (3 p.m.) JOHN MORELAND Americana folk artist from Tulsa. (4:30 p.m.) THE WOOD BROTHERS American roots band playing a combination of folk, gospel, blues and jazz. (6 p.m.) DRIVE-​BY TRUCKERS Southern rock band based in Athens. (7:30 p.m.) Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flicker theatreandbar.com BUICE Atlanta freakcore noise rock. VICTORY HANDS Noisy, mathy rock band playing angular rhythms and anthemic melodies. HUBBLE Atlanta rock band with emo and shoegaze influences.

The Foundry 7 p.m. $15. www.graduatehotels. com ALEX LOPEZ & THE XPRESS Acclaimed blues/rock artist and band playing British-infused blues. Front Porch Bookstore 6 p.m. FREE! OGLETHORPE FRESH No info available. Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $55 (adv.), $60. www.georgiatheatre. com THE WAR ON DRUGS Genre-​ bending rock band from Philadelphia formed in 2005. ADVERTISEMENT Six-​piece alternative rock band based out of Los Angeles and Seattle. Georgia Theatre Rooftop 6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre. com PERVERT New metal-​punk band featuring members of Shade, Fart Jar and Bleachy Asshole. NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local punk band with a jaggedly melodic sound. International Grill & Bar 7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ IGBAthensGA MAGNOLIA Multi-​award winning professional belly dancer providing an evening of entertainment. Southern Brewing Co. Classic City Wrestling: Walk Among Us. 8–10 p.m. $10–20. www. sobrewco.com CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX Tonight’s special set of octane live rock and roll will take place during matches of independent wrestling.

Sunday 2 Cloverleaf Farm Wildwood Revival. 8 a.m.–4 p.m. $106–485. www.wildwoodrevival. com PACKWAY HANDLE BAND American bluegrass quintet from Athens. (10:30 a.m.) EARLY JAMES Blues and folk singer-​songwriter. (12 p.m.) LEON III Psych-​folk duo with a revolving cast of live players. (1:20 p.m.) THE PINK STONES Rootsy local cosmic country group led by songwriter Hunter Pinkston. (2:40 p.m.) Creature Comforts Brewery 3–5 p.m. www.creaturecomforts beer.com LIVE JAZZ Every Sunday afternoon. Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall Payne Memorial Concert. 3 p.m. FREE! pac.uga.edu HARLEM QUARTET The quartet advances diversity in classical music through a varied repertoire that spotlights composers of color. A pre-​performance talk will be held in Ramsey Concert Hall at 2:15 p.m. Multiple Locations – Athens, GA 1–8 p.m. FREE! www.historicathens porchfest.com HISTORIC ATHENS PORCHFEST Over 150 concerts will be held at over 150 porches across the Boulevard, Buena Vista, Cobbham, Normaltown, Newtorn and Pulaski Heights neighborhoods. Visit the website for a full schedule and addresses.

The World Famous 8 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworld famousathens ANDERS THOMSEN Savannah-​ based purveyor of honky-​tonk, blues, country and roots rock sharing tracks off the new album, Seven Songs.

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Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar. com SEISMIC SUTRA Asheville, NC-​ based psychedelic band blending elements of acid rock, space rock, prog rock and world music. RUGG Heavy psychedelic trio forged in the mountains of Boone, NC. Georgia Theatre 6:30 p.m. (doors), 7:30 p.m. (show), $15 (adv.), $18. www.georgiatheatre.com THE 502S Six-​piece indie folk band from Florida.

Wednesday 5 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10. www.40watt. com THE ANGELICS New local alternative rock band. CONVINCE THE KID Local synth rock duo. TRENT IN THE TREES Psychedelic soul from Atlanta. Cali N Tito’s Eastside 6–8 p.m. www.facebook.com/ theluckyjones THE LUCKY JONES Old school rockin’ rhythm and blues. Every first Wednesday of the month. Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5–8 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net 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. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20. www.georgiatheatre.com VISTA KICKS Four-​piece rock and roll band from California. SARH MOOTZ Sensitive, colorful indie pop. Hendershot’s Coffee 7:30–11 p.m. www.hendershots athens.com HENDERSHOT’S OPEN MIC NIGHT Lizzy Farrell hosts open mic night the first Wednesday of every month. Sign-​ups begin on Mondays at 12 p.m. on Hendershot’s Open Mic Facebook page. International Grill & Bar 7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ IGBAthensGA IVAN DUKE BAND Country singer-​ songwriter. Porterhouse Grill 6–9 p.m. www.porterhouseathens. com/jazz JAZZ NIGHT Enjoy a live jazz trio every Wednesday night over dinner.

Down the Line 10/06 Tony Sammis (Athentic Brewing Co.) 10/06 Lighthearted, Gus Glasser, Clover County (Flicker Theatre & Bar)

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COMEDY: IGB Comedy Night (International Grill & Bar) Enjoy a night of stand-​up comedy hosted by Lanny Farmer. 7–9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/IGBAthensGA 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/bb athens12 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: Friends of Athens-​Clarke County Library Fall Book Sale (ACC Library) Support your local library, and shop thousands of


gently used books. The sale begins with this Friends-​only preview sale, and membership is available for purchase at the door for $25. 2–7 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org/athens 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 FILM: All The Colors of The Dark Screening (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Enter a kaleidoscope of psychedelic horror following Jane who is plagued by nightmares of a knife-​ wielding, blue-​eyed man. 7 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar. com 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

Thursday 29 ART: Georgia Museum of Art Student Night (Georgia Museum of Art) Join the Georgia Museum of Art Student Association for a night of music, fun and themed activities to celebrate the latest exhibitions, including “Infinity on the Horizon” and “Kristin Leachman: Longleaf Lines.” 6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! www. georgiamuseum.org ART: 2022 Short Shorts Film and Open Studios (Thomas Street Art Complex) The Lamar Dodd School of Art invites the public for an evening of film, sculpture, jewelry and metalwork. This year’s theme is “Jiffy Louvre II: Leave Worry Behind (Again).” 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.art. uga.edu CLASSES: Internet 101 (Bogart Library) New or beginning internet users are invited for a hands-​on class, complete with tips and tricks to surf the web safely. Space is limited, so registration is required. 5 p.m. FREE! 706-​441-​9099, www. athenslibrary.org/bogart KIDSTUFF: Teen Studio: Sculptural Forms (Georgia Museum of Art) Teens ages 13–18 are invited to visit the outdoor sculpture exhibition by Jane Manus and then create their own minimalism inspired colorful sculpture in a studio-​based workshop led by local artist and educator Kristen Bach. This program includes a pizza dinner from DePalma’s Italian Cafe. Seats are

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limited; register by emailing gmoa-​ tours@uga.edu. 5:30–8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org COMEDY: Open Mic Comedy with Owen Hunt (Athentic Brewing Co.) Watch professional and amateur comedians from around the Southeast bring their best sets in a classic live show-​up/go-​up format. 6:30 p.m. (list), 7 p.m. (show) FREE! www.athenticbrewing.com EVENTS: Friends of Athens-​Clarke County Library Fall Book Sale (ACC Library) Support your local library, and shop thousands of gently used books. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org/athens 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: American Indian Returnings (AIR) Talk 2022 (UGA Special Collections Library) Professor LeAnne Howe presents scholar and author Chadwick Allen. Allen will overview his work Earthworks Rising: Mound Building in Native Literature and Arts and discuss examples of how contemporary Indigenous communities are re-​engaging—and reimagining—ancient traditions of building large-​scale earthworks. Meet in Room 271. 4:15 p.m. FREE! www. english.uga.edu LECTURES & LIT: Lillian Smith Book Awards 2022 (Online: University of Georgia Libraries) The virtual award ceremony will honor authors Mia Bay (Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance) and Jocelyn Nicole Johnson (My Monticello: Fiction). Registration is required. 7–8 p.m. FREE! www.libs. uga.edu PERFORMANCE: Complexions Contemporary Ballet (UGA Fine Arts Theatre) A multicultural company with choreography set to music by Lenny Kravitz and J.S. Bach re-​envisioning ballet for the 21st century. 7:30 p.m. $45–55. www.pac.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 THEATER: Torch Song (UGA Cellar Theatre) In this play, a man’s journey for love leads him to steamy backrooms, the embrace of his hyper-​critical mother, and toward the formation of a non-​traditional family. His odyssey is no small undertaking, especially in seven-​ inch heels. Sept. 29–Oct. 1, Oct. 5–7 at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 & Oct. 9, 2:30 p.m. $8–12. www.ugatheatre.com/ torchsong

Friday 30 ART: Wonders of Winterville Plein Air Event (Pittard Park) A two-​day event where artists of all mediums are invited to paint outdoor loca-

tions around the city of Winterville. On day one there will be a plein art workshop led by artist Brenda Pinnick. Day two includes a paint-​out activity, an awards ceremony and reception. Sept. 30, 9 a.m. & Oct 1, 7 a.m. $125 (workshop), $30 (paint out, ceremony and reception). www.wintervilleartscouncil.org/ plein-​air-​event ART: Opening Reception: OCAF’s Fall Exhibitions (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) The opening of OCAF’s fall exhibitions features “Serenity Paintings” by Anna Desio, “Figurative Monoliths” by Susan Nees and “Warrior Women from Invisible to Formidable: One Hundred Strong” by Alice Woodruff. On view through Nov. 11. 5–7 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com COMEDY: Comedy Night: Willie Macc (Morton Theatre) Willie Macc has come a long way as a member of young Black Hollywood since first appearing as the funny man on BET’s College Hill: Virgin Islands. Macc’s storytelling, comedy and podcasting make him one of the most interesting and funny voices in live comedy. 8–10 p.m. $18–36. www.mortontheatre.com EVENTS: Friends of Athens-​Clarke County Library Fall Book Sale (ACC Library) Support your local library, and shop thousands of gently used books. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org/athens EVENTS: Parktoberfest (Paloma Park) Paloma Park presents the Parktoberfest German Bier & Food Festival. Presale VIP tickets include a t-​shirt, Das Boot Lanyard for refills, one wristband for both days with five beer tickets each day. One-​day tickets include one wristband and five beer tickets. To secure a ticket for the event, Venmo @Paloma-​Park with the desired t-​ shirt size. Email for more details or questions. Sept. 30 & Oct. 1. $25/ one-​day ticket, $65/two-​day ticket. palomaparkathens@gmail.com EVENTS: Historic Athens Porchfest Kickoff Party and Atheniticity Beer Release (Athentic Brewing Co.) Celebrate the kick-​off of Porchfest and the release of Athentic’s “Atheniticity” beer collaboration with Historic Athens. Taproom opens at 5 p.m., festivities begin at 6 p.m. and Athens trivia begins at 7:30 p.m. Homy’s Kitchen will be serving food on the patio. 6 p.m. FREE! www.athenticbrewing.com PERFORMANCE: Complexions Contemporary Ballet (UGA Fine Arts Theatre) A multicultural company with choreography set to music by Lenny Kravitz and J.S. Bach re-​envisioning ballet for the 21st century. 7:30 p.m. $45–55. www.pac.uga.edu PERFORMANCE: Divas: An Aerial Dance Performance (Canopy Studio) The Repertory Company at Canopy Studio, along with The Modern Pin-​ups, Karmella Macchiato and more invite you to bring out your inner diva in celebration of their 20th anniversary. Sept. 30, 8–9 p.m. Oct. 1, 4–5 p.m. & 8–9 p.m. Oct. 2, 2–3 p.m. & 6–7 p.m. $10–20. www.canopystudio.org THEATER: Torch Song (UGA Cellar Theatre) See Thursday listing for full description. Sept. 29–Oct. 1, Oct. 5–7 at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 & Oct. 9, 2:30 p.m. $8–12. www.ugatheatre. com/torchsong

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ART: Wonders of Winterville Plein Air Event (Pittard Park) See Friday listing for full description. Sept. 30, 9 a.m. & Oct 1, 7 a.m. $125 (workshop), $30 (paint out, ceremony and reception). www.wintervilleartscouncil.org/plein-​air-​event 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: Lexington Art Crawl and Concert (Oglethorpe County Courthouse) Visit studios of artists in Lexington and Oglethorpe County with pop-up shops and a concert in Meson Park. Maps are available on the courthouse lawn. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. $20. www.facebook.com/ LexingtonGaDDA 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.athensfarmersmarket.net EVENTS: 2022 Owl Flight 5K Run/ Walk (Clarke Middle School) The Clarke Middle School PTA presents its 13th Annual Owl Flight 5K Run/ Walk. Proceeds support the work of the PTA and the CCSD community. 7:30 a.m. (registration/check-​in), 8:30 a.m. (race). $20/person, FREE! (CCSD students). cmsowl nationpta@gmail.com, runsignup. com/race/ga/athens/owlflight5k 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: Friends of Athens-​Clarke County Library Fall Book Sale (ACC Library) Support your local library, and shop thousands of gently used books. The final day is Bag Day, where shoppers can fill a big provided by the Friends for $10. 9 a.m.–6 p.m. www.athenslibrary. org/athens EVENTS: Blessing of the Animals (Friendship Presbyterian Church) Friends, neighbors and pets are invited for a time of thanksgiving to God for the gift of pets. Each will have the opportunity to be blessed (leashes please). Refreshments will be offered. 10–11 a.m. FREE! pastortom@gotofriendship.org EVENTS: Furtastic Fall Festival (Athens Area Humane Society) Enjoy carnival games, live music, contests, food, drinks and local artisan vendors. Activities include yard games, a bounce house, a dunk tank, a pie-​throwing booth, the

‘Chew Chew’ Express train and even a doggy kissing booth. There will also be a doggy costume contest, Halloween candy and wine pairing. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. $10–20. www. facebook.com/athenshumane EVENTS: Parktoberfest (Paloma Park) See Friday listing for full description. Sept. 30 & Oct. 1. $25/one-​day ticket, $65/two-​day ticket. palomaparkathens@gmail. com 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: Classic City Wrestling “Walk Among Us” (Southern Brewing Co.) Athens’ independent pro wrestling returns for its first annual Halloween spooktacular featuring regional indie wrestling talent in eight hard hitting matches, with live rock and roll throughout the evening from Classic City Jukebox. 8–10 p.m. $10–20. www. sobrewco.com FILM: Schlocktoberfest 2022: The Thing (General Time Athens) Ciné presents a month-​long drive-​in festival of horror. This installment’s feature film is The Thing directed by John Carpenter. A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who’s human and who’s not before it’s too late. 7 p.m. (gates), 8 p.m. (film) $12–50. www.athenscine.com/ schlocktoberfest-​2022 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 OUTDOORS: Rivers Alive (Athens, GA) Wade into local rivers, lakes and streams as part of an ongoing statewide campaign to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of Georgia’s rivers and streams. Registration opens Sept. 1. Event held Oct. 1, 9 a.m.–11 p.m. FREE! www. accgov.com/riversalive PERFORMANCE: Divas: An Aerial Dance Performance (Canopy Studio) See Friday listing for full description. Sept. 30, 8–9 p.m. Oct. 1, 4–5 p.m. & 8–9 p.m. Oct. 2, 2–3 p.m. & 6–7 p.m. $10–20. www.canopystudio.org PERFORMANCE: Athens Showgirl Cabaret (Hendershot’s Coffee) Get a headstart on celebrating Halloween with a Drag For All show. Costumes are strongly encouraged. All ages welcome. 8 p.m. FREE! www. athensshowgirlcabaret.com SPORTS: Classic City Petanque Club Fall Tournament (Lay Park) Join the Classic City Petanque Club for a fall tournament as a participant or a spectator. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenspetanque.org SPORTS: Watch Party (Athentic Brewing Co.) Cheer on the Georgia Bulldogs as they take on Missouri, join the Classic City Terminus Legion to watch ATL United as they take on New England, and enjoy game day food by Official Street

Sunday 2 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 EVENTS: Athens Area Diaper Bank Open House (Athens Area Diaper Bank) Athens Area Diaper Bank invites the community to support local families for Diaper Need Awareness Week 2022. 12:30–4 p.m. www.athensareadiaperbank. com EVENTS: 2022 Boo-​le-​Bark on the Boulevard (425 Barber St.) Celebrate “spooky season” with some of the Classic City’s cutest furry friends. This year’s costume contest theme is “Georgia on Our Minds.” The parade starts at 4 p.m. on Barber Street, along Nantahala Avenue, Beulah Avenue, Boulevard and back along Barber Street to Nantahala. Go online for registration and more details. $5–15 (registration fee). www.barkonboulevard.com 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 PERFORMANCE: Divas: An Aerial Dance Performance (Canopy Studio) See Friday listing for full description. Sept. 30, 8–9 p.m. Oct. 1, 4–5 p.m. & 8–9 p.m. Oct. 2, 2–3 p.m. & 6–7 p.m. $10–20. www.canopystudio.org 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: Torch Song (UGA Cellar Theatre) See Thursday listing for full description. Sept. 29–Oct. 1, Oct. 5–7 at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 & Oct. 9, 2:30 p.m. $8–12. www.ugatheatre. com/torchsong THEATER: August Wilson’s Jitney (Morton Theatre) See Saturday listing for full description. Oct. 1, 6 p.m. Oct. 2, 3 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door). www.mortontheatre.com

Monday 3 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 EVENT: Linnentown Mosaic Temporary Installation (Memorial Plaza) Organized and designed by First Year Odyssey students at UGA, a mosaic honoring Linnentown will

be installed by students, faculty, staff and passersby. The temporary mosaic, made up of tile, mirror and found objects, will be placed to honor the vibrancy of the Linnentown Community, and through its deinstallation, its tragic erasure. 12–6 p.m. FREE! www.instagram. com/linnentownmosaic EVENTS: Nancy Ellison’s Altered Egos: Intimacy Among the Icons (Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library) Join UGA Libraries for a program with photojournalist Nancy Ellison followed by a reception. Ellison specializes in character studies and portraits of Hollywood stars, writers, directors, world leaders and many others. RSVP to attend. 6 p.m. FREE! 706-​542-​ 3879, lnessel@uga.edu 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 4 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: 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: Psychological Horror Triple Feature (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Start off the spooky season with three psychological horror film screenings: Altered States (7 p.m.), The Serpent and the Rainbow (9 p.m.) and Jacob’s Ladder (11 p.m.). 7 p.m. FREE! www.flicker theatreandbar.com 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/baddog athens KIDSTUFF: Growing Readers (Oconee County Library) Young readers are invited to read engaging books and complete a related craft or activity. Grades K–2. 4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/ oconee 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: Tootsie (The Classic Center) Tootsie tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-​stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. 7:30 p.m. $25–80. www. classiccenter.com

Down the Line 10/06 Classic City Pétanque Club (Lay Park Community Center) 10/06 Native Plant Sale (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) 10/06 Artist Talk: Kevin Cole (Georgia Museum of Art) 10/06 Down the Rabbit Hole (Lyndon House Arts Center) 10/06 Thursday Trivia (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) 10/06 Sister Act (Town & Gown Players)

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Bitch Album Release Show

Hendershot’s • 7 p.m. (doors) • $12 (adv.), $15

Queer icon Bitch will tour through Athens in support of her ninth album, Bitchcraft, a “witchy poet pop” album released via Kill Rock Stars that’s full of danceable hooks centered around violin and synth. The violin in particular is an instrument that Bitch has been honing her skills on since she was four years old. Her brilliance on the instrument shines through on the record, blending seamlessly with the bassy synth lines. Joining Bitch will be Katie Cash, a roots rock singer-songwriter and member of Skip The Needle and Year of The Fist, two Bay Area bands. Local support will be provided by In A Kythe, the solo ambient project of Lydian Brambila, who utilizes cello and field recordings that feel at once vast and uniquely personal. [Patrick Barry]

and drummer Kip Thomas honed a small but stylish body of angst-ridden lyrics and complex songs in which the predominant imagery is derived from redacted Richard Nixon tapes and speeches. Since then, each of their releases— Anderson, Bernstein, Bishop and Braden—are named after journalists who were identified as Nixon’s enemies. Over the last few years, the parallels between Tricky Dicky and ELENA DORFMAN

Eats. 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m. FREE! www.athenticbrewing.com THEATER: August Wilson’s Jitney (Morton Theatre) Jitney, the eighth play in August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, follows five cab drivers struggling to survive urban renewal in The Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1977. Oct. 1, 6 p.m. Oct. 2, 3 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door). www. mortontheatre.com THEATER: Torch Song (UGA Cellar Theatre) See Thursday listing for full description. Sept. 29–Oct. 1, Oct. 5–7 at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 & Oct. 9, 2:30 p.m. $8–12. www.ugatheatre. com/torchsong

THEATER | SEPT. 29–30, OCT. 1–2, 5–7, 9

Torch Song

UGA Fine Arts Theatre • 8 p.m. (Wed–Sat), 2:30 p.m. (Sun) • $8–12

UGA Theatre opens its fall season with a performance of Harvey Fierstein’s Tony Awardwinning play Torch Song, a powerful work examining interpersonal relationships and sexuality. Torch Song was originally a much longer work entitled Torch Song Trilogy before being condensed into a single work in 2017. The play centers around Arnold Beckoff, a struggling drag queen in New York City, as he navigates unrequited love, the death of his lover, fatherhood and parental perception over the course of several years. The play, released in 1978, was the first on Broadway to be written and performed by an openly gay man, and challenged audience perceptions on love outside of merely heteronormative relationships. The play is directed by Georga Contini and features Collin Hendley as Arnold, Maurice Chinnery as Ed, Di Quon Wilms as Laurel, Jake Friedman as Alan, Aayush Umesh as David and Fiona Schirmer as Ma. [PB]



Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation • 5–7 p.m. • FREE!

The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation presents exhibits by two artists of great talent. Beginning Sept. 30, the works of Anna Desio and Alice Woodruff will be on display at OCAF until Nov. 11. Anna Desio crafts watercolor landscapes for “Serenity” that are both remarkably true to form and fantastical. She distills the beauty of the Georgia landscape into meaningful, “you had to be there” moments of natural bliss that feel often overlooked. Desio honed her skills living on a sailboat in the Caribbean, where there was no shortage of blazing sunsets and vibrant landscapes to use as subjects. Where Desio’s chosen medium is the canvas, Alice Woodruff’s is the kiln.Over the course of five years, Woodruff has created over one hundred clay figures to portray the mass victimization of women and their struggles with abuse, inequality and discrimination while also showing their strength and perseverance. “Warrior Women from Invisible to Formidable: One Hundred Strong” is the culmination of three different series. [PB] MUSIC | SAT, OCT. 1

Victory Hands, Buice, Hubble Flicker Theatre & Bar • 9 p.m. • $10

In the summer of 2014, Victory Hands emerged amid the growing global concern that Donald J. Trump would soon become Barack Obama’s successor as president of the United States. In a gesture that now can only be seen as ominous foreshadowing, singers and guitar players Shawn Christopher and Jimmy Ether, bass player Dain Johnson

The Donald’s antics have become quite profound. The two songs on Victory Hands recently released Braden 7-inch, “Everyone Loves A Parade” b/w “A Man Named Hope” reach far beyond the irony that employing such a conceptual gimmick implies. Each number embraces a tightly-wound indie rock elegy that’s cut from equal parts Fugazi, Unwound, Rodan and Jawbox, albeit hovering in the realms of avantgarde self-awareness. Still, the songs rock hard, evoking a ‘90s indie rock spirit that’s reminiscent of a more civilized era for mankind. Rounding out an evening of Atlanta post-hardcore acts gracing the stage, Buice deliver jittery blasts of high-anxiety, while Hubble locks into a balance of voluptuous and ethereal melodies and noise pop. [Chad Radford] EVENT | SUN, OCT. 2

Boo-le-Bark on the Boulevard

425 Barber Street • 3:15 p.m. (costume contest), 4 p.m. (parade) • FREE!

It’s almost time to let those dogs out! Boo-le-Bark on the Boulevard is back. On Oct. 2, the day of Historic Athens Porchfest, the annual dog parade will begin at the former Jittery Joe’s Coffee Roaster at 425 Barber St. Onlookers can catch a lively procession of costumed canines as they make their way past porches alive with music up Nantahala Avenue, across Beulah Avenue, down Boulevard onto Barber Street, and finally back to the former roaster. A costume contest will also be held to determine the Grand Marshall of the event. This year’s theme is “Georgia on Our Minds!” and winners in certain categories will receive prizes from various local businesses. So, tell your pup to bring their A-game, and tell yourself to bring them plenty of water! [PB] f

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bulletin board Deadline for getting listed in Bulletin Board is every THURSDAY at 5 p.m. for the print issue that comes out the following Wednesday. Online listings are updated daily. Email calendar@flagpole.com.

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 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) “Natural Dye

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. 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. 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 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.


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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 KUNDALINI YOGA (Let It Be Yoga Studio, Watkinsville) Held Mondays, 5–6:30 p.m. $11 suggested donation. harsimran@innergies yoga.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. 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.

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.) Spooky art in celebration of Halloween. Through October. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “The Lived Experience of Disability Inclusion on Campus” includes photographs and poems. 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. Through October. HENDERSHOT’S (237 Prince Ave.) The Nirvinyl 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. 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 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. Collector’s Talk Nov. 3, 6 p.m. Through Nov. 30.

Huey Lee’s exhibition “Intangible Memories” is currently on view at the Dodd Galleries through Oct. 14. Mondays, 4–5 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.healingarts centre.net PAINTING CLASSES (Private Studio on Athens Eastside) One-​on-​one or small group adult classes are offered in acrylic and watercolor painting. Choose day workshops, ongoing weekly classes or feedback sessions. laurenadamsartist@ icloud.com 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 SPANISH CLASSES (Athens, GA) For adults, couples and children. Learn from experts with years of professional experience. Contact for details. 706-​372-​4349, marinabilbao75@gmail.com, www.marina-​ spain-​2020.squarespace.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 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,

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. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (34 School St., Watkinsville) “Serenity: Paintings by Anna Desio” showcases watercolor landscapes. “Warrior Women from Invisible to Formidable: One Hundred Strong” includes over 100 ceramic figures created by Alice Woodruff over the span of five years. The exhibition is the culmination of three series, each depicting the mass victimization of women, women’s roles and importance, and their bravery. Women-only preview night held Sept. 29. Opening reception Sept. 30, 5–7 p.m. Through Nov. 11. 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.) Artwork by Valley StipeMaas. Opening reception Sept. 30, 5–8 p.m. On view through October 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.

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), $225 (semester pass). www.kaartist.com 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 GYMNASTICS (Bishop Park) A variety of classes are available for all skill levels. Sessions run Oct. 3–Nov. 28 (skip Oct. 10 and week of Nov. 21–25). www.accgov.com/ gymnastics 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. lisayaconelli@gmail.com, 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 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (Athens, GA) If you think you have a problem with alcohol, call the AA hotline or visit the website for a schedule of meetings in Barrow, Clarke, Jackson and Oconee Counties. 706-​389-​4164, www. athensaa.org 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 (Family Protection Center) Project Safe hosts a support group for survivors of domestic violence. Mondays, 6:30–8 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 SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS (Athens, GA) Athens Downtown SAA offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from a compulsive sexual behavior. Contact for location. www.athensdowntownsaa.com

Word on the Street 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. Through 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.meridianwomenschorus.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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JOBS FULL-TIME Mike Wheeler Landscape. Landscaping/gardening positions available. Good pay w/ experience. Parttime. Flexible hours. Call Mike Wheeler: 706-2020585, mwwheeler1963@ gmail.com The Royal Peasant is seeking a full-time line cook! Pay starts at $16/ hour. Apply in person. 1675 S. Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30606 Tired of working nights? Farm Cart on Baxter St. hiring FT & PT cooks for morning/day shifts. Must wo r k weekend s . A p p l y in person or send us your resume. infofarmcart@ gmail.com The Place is actively hiring for our BOH team! Line/ prep positions needed. Starting pay is $15/hr. with opportunity for more based on experience/production. Guaranteed signing bonus after 30 days of employment. Feel free to bring a resume by or email it to info@theplaceathens.com

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