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EMS Transparency


A new agreement among Athens-Clarke County and local hospitals could bring more transparency to Athens’ oft-criticized privately owned ambulance service, National EMS.

For years, former emergency medical technicians, some county commissioners and others have been accusing National EMS of taking too long to respond to calls and misleading officials and the public about ambulance response times. Under a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) proposed by ACC Fire Chief Jeff Scarbrough, the ACC Fire and Emergency Services Department and 911 Center, along with National EMS, would share quarterly data with and provide semi-annual presentations to the mayor and commission. Data provided would include information on response times, number of advanced and basic ambulances in service, their locations and incidents where calls came in and no trucks were available, as well as times for dispatchers to answer calls, the time it takes to deploy fire trucks, and the number of ambulances that go on more lucrative non-emergency runs. The mayor and commission would also receive information on the types of emergencies and the outcomes.

“The system gets overwhelmed,” Scarbrough told commissioners at a Sept. 12 work session. “We have a two-car crash with 15 patients. We’re taxed; National EMS is taxed, and even the emergency rooms get taxed with those kind of numbers.”

Firefighters are cross-trained as EMTs and often provide treatment on the scene, if they are the first to arrive, but they do not transport patients to the hospital.

Athens Regional Medical Center—now Piedmont Athens Regional—and St. Mary’s Hospital contracted with National EMS to provide ambulance service in 2008. Under a 2013 MOU where ACC and Oconee County agreed to contribute $100,000 each to subsidize the service, the two counties and two hospitals appointed an oversight committee. However, the oversight committee stopped meeting in 2020 after journalists tried to attend, and county Attorney Judd Drake issued a memo saying that the meetings should be open to the public under Georgia law. “The meetings have become very sporadic, and we have not met in a long time,” Scarbrough said.

“As someone who’s served on this nonexistent committee since I took office… this is awesome,” Commissioner Jesse Houle said about the proposal.

Several other commissioners also praised the idea of additional transparency. Carol Myers added that she wants to see ambulances staffed with paramedics, who have a higher level of training than EMTs, and that National EMS is out of network for many Athens residents’ health insurance.

“How many lives are lost because some-

body decided to get in the back seat of the Buick because they didn’t want to call the ambulance?” Commissioner Melissa Link said.

In response to a question from Commissioner Patrick Davenport, Manager Blaine Williams said that Piedmont is on board, but it’s unclear whether a future MOU will have to include Oconee County and St. Mary’s or just Piedmont. That’s what is holding up county staff from bringing the MOU forward for a commission vote.

An alternative briefly discussed was for ACC to take over ambulance service itself, but that would be “a very expensive proposition,” Williams said. In addition, there’s no guarantee that the state would create a new ambulance zone, or that ACC would win the contract, Scarbrough said.

Although many Athens residents are worried about local ambulance response times, Mayor Kelly Girtz put the issue in a statewide context. “This is probably a sad fact, but we’re fairly well situated, particularly compared to South Metro Atlanta and South Georgia,” he said. “Those are the places where there are dramatic stories out there, with regular hours-long waits.”

The commission also heard an update from nonprofit Advantage Behavioral Health Systems about a new inpatient mental health recovery facility off Mitchell Bridge Road. The $6.6 million first phase will consist of 10 two-bedroom apartments, offices, a kitchen, meeting room, fitness room, computer room and storage space. If ABHS receives a $4.7 million state grant, the second phase consisting of 16 more apartments will be built at the same time. The first phase’s funding comes from local sales taxes and the federal American Rescue Plan Act. In addition, the county will spend $1.2 million in SPLOST funds designated for clean energy on a solar array. [Blake Aued]

Commission Upholds Airbnb in Historic Neighborhood

By a 5–4 vote, the Athens-Clarke County Commission on Sept. 12 upheld a decision by the Historic Preservation Commission to approve an addition on a house in the Bloomfield Historic District that will be used as a short-term rental.

The HPC voted in June to approve a request from Atlanta resident Jason Williams, who owns 120 West Cloverhurst Ave., which includes an apartment unit on the bottom level and a $1,000-a-night,

three-bedroom Airbnb rental on the top. He proposed to demolish an existing garage, then add a new garage with living space and a deck on the second floor that will connect to the main house with a breezeway.

Atlanta attorney Matthew Totten represented his father, John Totten, who has lived with his spouse next door to the property in question since 2015. Matthew Totten challenged the HPC’s original Certificate of Appropriateness, claiming HPC members didn’t consider the scale of the proposed addition, which he said is too large for an accessory structure in the Bloomfield Historic District.

There are other garages in the immediate area, but none of them has an exterior stairway, Totten said. Moreover, he said

properties on several occasions because such houses are often the source of noise, traffic and other disruptions. In March, a man was killed in a drive-by shooting at a short-term rental house on Northview Drive.

At a called meeting Sept. 19, county commissioners were scheduled to consider an emergency moratorium on new shortterm rentals in single-family neighborhoods. [Rebecca McCarthy]

Odds and Ends

Athens’ oldest restaurant, downtown diner The Mayflower, is likely to shut its doors sometime this fall, as owners Ricky and Lisa Vaughn previously announced that they plan to retire. Fast-casual chain Chipotle Mexican Grill has filed for permits for interior renovation at 171 E. Broad St., according to the Athens-Clarke County Planning Department. However, Chipotle has yet to sign a lease, Ricky Vaughn told the Athens Banner-Herald. Another Mexican chain has opened in the former Fuzzy’s Taco space, and a third is planned for the former Iron Factory. On the bright side, another local landmark, The Grill, is open late nights again. See Grub Notes at flagpole.com for more local food news.

that since 120 West Cloverhurst is zoned as single-family residential, with an additional unit above the garage, there will be more than two unrelated people on the property, in violation of county ordinances. Totten said, “the property is currently used as a nonconforming two-unit residential structure,” and the proposed accessory structure would “serve to expand or enlarge the non-conforming use of the property.” He also said the applicant needs a variance from the county Hearings Board for a nonconforming duplex if Williams adds 600 square feet of living space to one of the two residential units on the property.

Residents in the Five Points area have appealed HPC rulings on short-term rental

Athens-Clarke County will hold a formal ceremony to rename the portion of Finley Street between Cloverhurst Avenue and Baxter Street Linnentown Lane, after the primarily Black neighborhood that was razed during Urban Renewal in the 1960s to make way for UGA dorms. The ACC Commission approved the name change in August over the objections of the University System of Georgia. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 21. Those attending should park at the Lyndon House Arts Center, where a shuttle will run to the site.

ACC is seeking public input on a recent homelessness study—more on that in a future issue of Flagpole. The study and a comment form are available at accgov. com/arpa. Comments will be accepted through Sept. 27. A forum is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 6–8 p.m. at the ACC Library. [BA] f

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Girtz on Guns


In the 20 years that I spent as a teacher and administrator in middle schools and high schools in Athens and Northeast Georgia before my time as mayor of Athens-Clarke County, many students and families I knew had encounters with gun violence: a student shot in the knee during horseplay, one who shot a girlfriend in the face, another murdered in a retaliatory drive-by, and many students and family members who committed suicide with firearms.

General Assembly for enhanced gun safety measures in Georgia.

We are asking for a few simple provisions:

• Continued enhancement of behavioral health supports and funding.

• A level playing field for background checks that includes all purchases or transfers.

• Mechanisms that identify and prevent potential purchases by those who have been demonstrated to be at risk for illegal activity with guns.

• A focus on the specific weapons that are demonstrated to create rapid destruction through high capacity or rapid fire action.

• Requirements for safe storage of guns.

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The Other 9/11


Sept. 11 was the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States in 2001. The date was also the 50th anniversary of “the other 9/11” when a bloody coup and a fascist dictatorship began in the South American country of Chile on Sept. 11, 1973. The military coup in Chile was supported by powerful U.S. corporate interests and by President Richard Nixon and his secretary of state, Henry Kissinger.

was twice welcomed to American celebrations of freedom. During the July 4, 1976 Bicentennial celebrations, Esmeralda was cheered during a “tall ships” parade in New York Harbor. On July 4, 1986 President Ronald Reagan welcomed the ship back to New York Harbor when the Statue of Liberty turned a century old. Meanwhile, the lights of liberty were dimmed in Chile.

Now, as a local policymaker, I join dozens of peers across our state seeking to make smart and proven choices to promote public health and reduce violence. When we are asked what we are doing to reduce violence, most of us will answer, “everything we can.” We invest heavily in preventative care, neighborhood reinvestment, cutting-edge investigative technology and higher wages for law enforcement officers, along with a host of other tactics to make our streets, homes and businesses safer. Here in Athens, we have invested millions of dollars in youth development efforts with a violence-prevention focus, treatment and rehabilitation for those that have suffered from behavioral health challenges, and have partnered with the Athens Housing Authority and private investors to breathe new life into historically under-invested neighborhoods.

However, we cannot ignore that we need the support of state authorities to make the greatest difference in reducing gun violence. We live in a state that features gun homicides, suicides and accidents well above the levels of many other states. In Georgia, there are typically more than 1,800 gun deaths each year. This represents twice the per capita rate of gun deaths as in Minnesota and three times the rate of gun deaths as in Connecticut. These are not distant nations under separate national constitutions—these are other states here in this country, but states that do a better job laying a foundation for safety. In response to these circumstances, I am proud to be one of more than 50 Georgia mayors who are standing together to ask our governor and

All of these suggestions are correlated with a higher degree of safety than we experience in Georgia, and all of them are popular in public opinion polls, including among many gun owners. If we could mirror the work of those states with reduced gun mortality, we could prevent hundreds of deaths, along with the trauma and pain that ripples across our cities from each unnecessary loss of life.

Across the state, residents have immense appreciation for the great work done by the State Department of Economic Development, the Technical College System of Georgia, recent governors and others to attract so many high-paying jobs to Georgia. However, we should be sure that employers large and small and those longstanding or new to the state can welcome their employees to a Georgia that is as safe as possible from the boardroom to the breakroom, and from classrooms to living rooms.

Just as the lax gun safety environment in Georgia harms our own residents, it casts a shadow across other states. Georgia is a net exporter of weapons used in crimes, including to New York City, where the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives found Georgia to be the top source of guns used in crimes there between 2017 and 2021. Just as we wish for our residents to be safe, stronger gun safety provisions would help us serve as good neighbors.

Perfect solutions don’t happen overnight, but nothing will change without sustained commitment, a commitment I join so many in holding. We should expect our state policymakers to understand and promote the benefits of improved gun safety so that we can highlight another point of pride as residents of the Peach State. This is what our neighbors, our children and everyone who calls Georgia their home deserves. f

In a free and fair election, Chilean voters had elected a socialist, Salvador Allende, as their president. Powerful men in Washington and on Wall Street disagreed with that democratic decision, including Kissinger, who hissed, “I don’t see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves.” Instead, Chilean Army Gen. Augusto Pinochet seized the reins of power in the country, beginning a fascist dictatorship that would last for almost 17 years before Chile returned to democracy.

Most of those murdered or tortured during the right-wing coup in Chile were then and remain now known only to their friends or families. One whose name lives on in Chile and around the world was Victor Jara, a Chilean musician and poet who sang songs of hope and protest in his beleaguered nation. Jara was quickly arrested and jailed when Pinochet and his henchmen took over Chile fifty years ago. Confined with thousands of other political prisoners inside a soccer stadium that served as a makeshift prison during the coup, Jara was tortured and murdered by Pinochet’s goons, and his bullet-riddled body was thrown into the street outside the

Chile’s population was less than 11 million when Pinochet’s military junta took control, but during his repressive regime more people died in the aftermath of Chile’s 9/11 than were killed in the 9/11 attacks on the United States in 2001. The fascist Sept. 11 coup in Chile shocked that nation then just as another Sept. 11 would shock this nation 28 years later, in 2001. To this day, Chileans observe Sept. 11 as a day of remembrance and rededication to democracy.

More than 3,000 people were killed by Pinochet’s thugs during his Chilean dictatorship, and thousands more were tortured during his regime. Others vanished or were forced into exile. Dissidents were herded into concentration camps during the coup. Torture of political prisoners was widespread under the junta, and jails were overflowing.

A Chilean Navy sailing ship, the Esmeralda, was turned into a floating jail and torture chamber during the coup. The same vessel that was used by fascists

stadium of sport that had been turned into a house of horror.

In his last poem, smuggled out of prison just before he was murdered by the rightwing regime, Jara wrote of the macabre scene inside the stadium: “We are 5,000, here in this little corner of the city. How many are we in all the cities of the world?

All of us, our eyes fixed on death.”

Jara was only 40 when he died, but he left a legacy of courage and commitment. Kissinger just turned 100. He was lionized on his birthday recently, but the stain of the murderous Chilean dictatorship will forever be a blight on his legacy.

Dictatorship in Chile is gone, but fascism marches on. Proud Boy street brawlers here in the United States wear T-shirts with the pro-fascist message “Pinochet Did Nothing Wrong.” In contrast, Jara used music and poetry as his message, with such lines as, “Song is like the rain that washes the stones, the wind that cleans us, like the fire that joins us together and lives to make us better people.” f

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Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet with U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1973. MINISTERIO

Students for International Causes


Third-year UGA students Rana Ahmed and Sarah Hashami have started a new fundraising organization devoted to international crisis relief and cultural appreciation. Their strategy—arts and crafts. Students for International Causes (SIC) is a global affairs and cultural collective committed to igniting change where it is needed most. Its primary fundraising method relies on the artistic expression of its members. The organization plans on hosting informative and interactive meetings where members can create art together for specified, rotating causes. From canvas paintings to fashion jewelry, all proceeds from art sales will be donated toward credible humanitarian agencies or used for club management. These sales are scheduled to occur on campus and online, via the club’s Instagram. Members can also donate their personal artworks.

One of Those Days


tainable development, and distribution of daily supplies, legal guidance and language education are essential for all immigrants. While it’s still under discussion, SIC plans to partner with organizations like U-Lead Athens for future service projects and volunteer allocation.

SIC strives to transform fundraising into long term solutions. According to Ahmed, many instances of digital activism—for example, through trending hashtags and reposting of infographics—lose their appeal after an initial period of virality. Engagement with such posts are largely performative, or done to increase an individual’s social capital. For this reason, the organization is devoted to educating the student body through hands-on work. Ahmed explained that simply being aware of crises as they occur might evoke a temporary sense of sympathy, but that isn’t enough. In showing solidarity, purpose-driven initiatives are crucial.

It felt like one of those days. You know the ones I’m talking about, where nothing goes right and calamity ensues on the Sanford Stadium gridiron.

The ones where we know Georgia is far superior to its opposition, so no one is too worried while tailgating or moseying into the stadium. But it’s noon, and we’re still sleepy. Or it’s raining, and we’d rather be inside. And we’re usually playing South Carolina.

If Georgia continues to play like it has for much of this young season, it won’t win another national title.

We were saying all these things after the Missouri game last year, too, though. And we all know how that turned out.

Luckily, this team has some things going for it that last year’s Dawgs had as well. Namely, they are blessed with a long runway. We finish our early-season run of home games next week with UAB. Then it’s

The first portion of the semester, members decided at the recent meeting, will be dedicated to the oppression and ongoing human rights violations in Afghanistan. Amnesty International says that “restrictions on women’s rights, freedom of the media and freedom of expression [have] increased exponentially” in the past year under the Taliban’s reign. As an Afghan woman herself, Hashami understands the severity of the situation. She said her nieces in Afghanistan are banned from attending secondary school, and that the only hope for them is immigration. This story resonated with the group members, and they began crafting.

“When you do [activities] with a group of people that you enjoy being around and you’re doing things that you love to do, then it becomes less work and more of a positive experience, like an artistic collaboration that results in something good,” Hashami said.

In addition to funding for global issues, SIC is also arranging opportunities for local volunteer work. One of the organization’s main priorities is refugee assistance. This year, the focus is on the Hispanic community, which makes up over 36% of all immigrants in Georgia. SIC believes that offering support at the individual level is key to sus -

“We all know, there’s so many fundraisers on Instagram, and people just talking generally about, you know, crises like Palestine. But the problem with that is so many people will just make it go viral for a week, and then forget about it,” Ahmed said. “We understand how beautiful these cultures are. And we know for people to continue caring about them, you have to really get them enamored with the culture and see that this is a really beautiful thing, worthy of preservation.”

Since SIC has only been an official club since August, guidance from established organizations will prove beneficial. Ahmed and Hashami are currently in contact with multiple groups both within and outside of UGA. One of them is Students for Hope at Harvard University, a subset of the Together for Hope coalition focused on combating rural poverty across the country. Another includes the Students for Justice for Palestine at UGA, which is at risk of losing its club status this year, due to a lack of leadership. If SIC can recruit other advocacy groups with an international scope, or even merge with existing chapters, it would likely see a boost in both engagement and outreach results.

To further understand the causes being addressed, SIC will be offering educational workshops for the public. By providing a platform for refugees, immigrants and other affected individuals to share their stories, the organization hopes to combat any misinformation surrounding them. Wrapping up the year, SIC will host its own gala, complete with cuisine, live music and traditional choreography, to celebrate the beauty of the spotlight cultures. f

One of those days. And so it was, at least through a half against the Gamecocks last Saturday. Heading into the locker room, the Dawgs trailed 14-3. The defense was shredded by Spencer Rattler, who completed 16-of-18 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown in the first half. The offense couldn’t finish drives in the red zone, and left points on the board with a missed field goal. Dawg fans the world over had hands hovered over the big, red “Fire Bobo” button.

But then came the second half, and with it a stark reminder of how good this team can be if it plays to its potential. Carson Beck marched the offense down the field in less than three minutes to bring the score to 14-10 with a touchdown by the returning Daijun Edwards. Boom. The defense responded by forcing its first three-and-out of the day. Boom. Beck went back out again and drove down the field, with Dillon Bell scoring this time to take a 17-14 lead we wouldn’t relinquish, eventually winning 24-14. Boom.

“I’m thrilled that when I came in the locker room [at halftime], they were committed to each other talking about what we have to do better,” Kirby Smart said. “Offense was over here, defense was over there, nobody was bickering. We were in complete control, calm amongst the storm. They responded.”

It is reassuring to know this team has the ability to turn on the boosters and make things happen when in a pinch. It would be more reassuring if we didn’t get ourselves in those pinches to begin with. At some point, you have to assert yourself and dominate the teams that you are clearly better than.

on to Auburn, which is undefeated and projecting upward under Hugh Freeze, but still less talented. Kentucky’s at home. Florida looks more stout after beating the brakes off Tennessee last weekend. Conversely, Tennessee looks more like a pushover.

The three-game stretch of Missouri, Ole Miss and Tennessee in November should be the toughest of the season. By that time, hopefully we’ve availed ourselves of that long runway, and Beck has continued his steady improvement, while the defense solidifies and coheres into the kind of shutdown unit we’ve come to expect from that side of the ball. I’d say it’s wishful thinking if I hadn’t seen it happen before.

Like last year, this team is also blessed by the field around it. Three weeks into the season, you’ve got to ask the question: Is anyone good?

We know the relative struggles the Dawgs have had, and we’re the top team in the nation. Alabama already lost to Texas, then almost lost to USF. Texas is Texas, and they’re just as likely to shoot themselves in the foot as make the College Football Playoff. Michigan ain’t played nobody. Ditto Ohio State (they get Notre Dame next week). Clemson lost to Duke. Florida State looks poised to take a step back up to the top of the sport, but, like Texas, I’ll believe it when I see it. There is no Death Star this year. There is no 2019 LSU or 2020 Alabama or 2021 Georgia, teams that looked from the opening kickoff of the season like they were destined to be champions.

So if no one’s gonna come take the crown, we may as well hold onto it another year. f

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Spencer Rattler almost ruined Georgia fans’ day until the defense started to track him down in the second half. Members of Students for International Causes make art at a Sept. 12 gathering to benefit human rights in Afghanistan. XINGE LEI

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J. Grant Brittain


As one of the most widely recognized skateboarding photographers on the planet, San Diego’s J. Grant Brittain has documented the evolution of skateboarding over the last four decades, as well as the rise of legends such as Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Lance Mountain, Mike McGill and many others. His iconic images not only captured the visual spectacle and radical expression of a subculture, but played a critical role in bringing skateboarding into the wider public consciousness during a pre-digital age. Currently on view at ACE/FRANCISCO Gallery and ATHICA@Ciné Gallery, the dual exhibition “‘80s Skate Photography by J. Grant Brittain” offers a window into an exciting, formative time.

A resident of Encinitas, CA since 1974, Brittain landed a job at the newly opened Del Mar Skate Ranch in 1978. Fully immersed within the local skateboarding scene, he shot his first roll of film using his housemate’s camera just six months later, setting a lifelong passion into motion.

“While I was working in the pro shop selling Cokes and Twinkies, I had an unreal pool of locals, friends and pro skaters to practice my photographic skills on, and I would sneak out during my shifts and shoot the visiting pros,” says Brittain.

A few years later in 1983, Larry Balma, the owner of Tracker Trucks, asked Brittain if he would be interested in submitting a

few photos for a “newsletter” he was putting together. That newsletter turned out to be the first 44-page issue of Transworld

a photo editor and senior photographer for the next 20 years. During that time, his captivating photographs graced the covers of over 60 issues, reaching a global audience. Eventually, he moved on with friends to launch The Skateboard Mag, where he continued to churn out images until 2016.

The photographs exhibited at ACE/ FRANCISCO and Ciné were selected from PUSH: J. Grant Brittain—‘80s Skateboarding Photography, a book recently published in 2021 that essentially serves as a time capsule of the era. Initially interested in creating a 40-year retrospective of his work, Brittain narrowed the focus down to the first decade of his career, partly out of necessity due to the sheer volume of his archive, but also to provide a thorough look into such an important period within skateboarding’s history.

“I personally consider the 1980s to be the golden age of skateboarding,” says Brittain. “I think that skateboarding went from the Hula Hoop toy stage to a real sport and lifestyle stage. Tricks progressed, product technology progressed, and the art, music and fashion made skateboarding stand out from the rest of mainstream society. I shot that whole era and saw the demise of skateparks and the advent of street skating with the pioneers— Mark Gonzales, Natas Kaupus, Tommy Guerrero—and the freestyle technician Rodney Mullen. I think that me honing my photo skills during that time also gives me a special affection for that era. I took some of my personal favorites then, and we also built Transworld into a powerhouse of a magazine.”

second in time when skateboarders seemingly defy gravity as they levitate in the air. Beyond pure athleticism, this particular set of images embodies the bold, saturated palette of the ’80s through funky fashion, cool cars and a carefree, do-it-yourself attitude.

“Shooting skateboarding is different from other kinds of photography; you pretty much have to have been or be a skater to know the tricks, angles and timing,” says Brittain. “Plus, you’re right in the middle of the action with a fisheye lens, and right in the impact zone. Football photographers aren’t running around on the field during the game—we are.”

Brittain’s iconic images have inspired generations of young people to pick up a skateboard or a camera, including ACE/ FRANCISCO Gallery owner and professional photographer Jason Thrasher, who curated both exhibitions. Thrasher, who had a poster of one of Brittain’s photographs on his bedroom wall in high school, first met Brittain when he showed up with a crew at Thrasher’s hometown skate park in Huntsville, AL in 1988. A portrait of Thrasher from that day, which is included in the exhibition, was then published in Transworld. This pivotal experience inspired Thrasher to pursue photography, and everything now comes full circle as Thrasher hosts Brittain at his gallery in Athens.

“I feel quite grateful that I was in the right place at the right time and worked at the skatepark, which led to the magazine, and I didn’t do it for the money, there was none,” says Brittain. “I was lucky enough to find something I loved and was able to develop a bit of a talent doing. I am stoked when a 50 year old skater tells me they had my photos on their bedroom walls or that because of those photos they became a photographer.”

Skateboarding magazine. Before long, Brittain cemented himself as an integral part of the publication’s team, working as

A skateboarder himself who began at the young age of 10 after receiving a board for Christmas, Brittain uses his first-hand knowledge to anticipate the movements of his subjects. Full of suspense, his images often freeze the split

ACE/FRANCISCO will host an opening reception with Brittain in attendance on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 6-9 p.m. Ciné will then host an artist’s talk and book signing for PUSH two nights later on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 6–8 p.m. Brittain’s photographs will hang at Ciné through Oct. 25, while those at ACE/FRANCISCO will remain on view through the end of the year. Visit jgrantbrittainphotos.com to explore more of the artist’s archive. f

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GODSPEED, SWEET FRIEND: It is with a very heavy heart I report that Athens musician Jimmy Taylor died the morning of Sept. 11. Jimmy was a Macon native who grew up attending Stratford Academy, where he was an award- winning soccer player. After moving to Athens in the early 2000s he quickly made his musical mark while performing as guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist with Iron Hero. In October 2004, Jimmy was struck by an SUV on Broad Street late one night. His injuries were so severe that his relatively quick rallying afterward was the stuff of miracles, and his break from playing music was shorter than immediately expected. Unfortunately, this rally was short-lived as the ensuing years saw him suffer through countless complications and conditions related not only to his severe brain injuries, but also physical ailments that often had him spending several weeks at a time hospitalized in various facilities throughout the country. Even so, Jimmy never gave up hope and continued to pursue musical projects including Darla, Virgin Box Set and Hello Kitty Kat. Last week, he suffered a seizure which caused him to break four ribs. The day he died, he suffered both a seizure and cardiac arrest. Jimmy was a dear friend in the truest sense. He was enthusiastic to the very end and, though no one would have blamed him, he never turned cynical or thought his full recovery would never arrive. He was the literal embodiment of hope. Jimmy loved his family, his friends, his cats and music, and probably in exactly that order, too. I’m going to miss him terribly, and I’m far from the only one. He was 43 years old.


arrangements punctuated with items (brief glitch bursts, overdriven bass, etc.) that would be wasted in weaker hands. Some might hear a kinship here to early thirdwave emo, but I find it to be much more expansive than that and place it solidly in the songwriter category, such that those who enjoy, say, artists as diverse as Jeff Buckley, The Afghan Whigs and even occasionally Morphine should find something to grab on to here. Specific and personal highlights here are the title track “Talk About It” and the very beautiful “Flowers.” Find this on Spotify, and follow along at theemploymentpages.com.

SATAN’S NEW WAVE SOUL LOSERS: The 40th anniversary remastered edition of Love Tractor’s album Around The Bend is now available on vinyl and compact disc from, who else, Propeller Sound Recordings

It’s hard to believe it’s been four decades since its original release but, you know, time makes you bolder and children get older, etc. This album in particular contains several of the group’s signature tracks including “Pretty,” “Spin Your Partner” and “Fat Birds.” The vinyl LP is $28 direct, and the compact disc is $16. The label also has some T- shirts and bundle offers, too, as they do with all Propeller releases. To check those out, you’ll need to head to propeller soundrecordings.com. You can stream the album and purchase a digital download over at lovetractormusic.bandcamp.com.


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RELATEDLY, BELATEDLY: In other Propeller news, the label is now taking pre-orders for its upcoming re-release of Kilkenny Cats’ Hands Down album. It was originally released in 1986 on Twin Tone-related label Coyote Records. Kilkenny Cats were distinguishable in the Athens scene by never shying away from a guitar solo or being willing to take the thencurrent jangle pop scene into a harder rocking direction. At any rate, the album is set for release in November but, like I said, you can secure your copy today. Head to propellersoundrecordings.com to check out your options.

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ALMOST HEAVEN: Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Brandon Quarles released the debut album from his project The Employment Pages last week. It’s titled All My Ghosts and was produced by Annie Leeth. While Quarles performs most of the music himself on this, it does feature William Kissane on drums and was mastered by Jesse Magnum (The Glow Recording Studio). Quarles excels at amplifying what I would describe as the moment before an emotional dam breaks. Every song here has a sense of bubbling under and, as such, has a simmering quality that leaves the listener satisfied but wanting more anyway. The record is largely piano- centric but with incredibly creative

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ONE IN THE CHAMBER: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform at this year’s free Payne Memorial Concert. Featured with this performance are the society’s co-directors, pianist Wu Han and cellist David Finckel, who have held these positions since 2004. This event happens in the Hodgson Concert Hall on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. Sponsors of this performance are M. Jean Lauth and the late Thomas P. Lauth, Jane Payne, and WUGA 91.7 and 94.5 FM. While admission is free, tickets are required. To obtain tickets, please see pac.uga.edu, call 706542-4400 or visit the Performing Arts box office Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, please see pac.uga.edu/ chamber-music- society-of-lincoln- centerreturns- for- free- concert- sept-24. f

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Quidditch - John Williams, arr. Lavender

Shenandoah - Omar Thomas

Traveler - David Maslanka

Special Guest Artist Performance

Linda Chatterton, flute

Maja Radovanlija, guitar

This Minneapolis-based flute and guitar duo emphasize contemporary works by composers in the US and throughout the world.

Symphonic Band - “Magnum Mysterium”

Flashing Winds - Jan van der Roost

O Magnum Mysterium - Morten Lauridsen

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Glory of the Yankee Navy - John Phillip Sousa and more...

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Tuesday 19

Ciné 6:30–8 p.m. FREE! contact.theladiesnetwork@gmail.com

THE LADIES NETWORK KARAOKE NIGHT Join The Ladies Network for a night of singing. Bonus points for choreography.

Georgia Theatre

7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $30. www.georgiatheatre.com

CUPCAKKE Rapper from Chicago known for her hypersexualized, brazen tracks.

Hendershot’s No Phone Party. 7 p.m. www.hendershotsathens.com

KENOSHA KID Instrumental adventure-jazz group centered around the rollicking compositions of Dan Nettles and featuring Josh Allen, Seth Hendershot and various guests.

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

7:30 p.m. $3 (w/ UGA ID), $15. music.uga.edu

UGA WIND ENSEMBLE The program “A World of Blue” features the Gershwin favorite “Rhapsody in Blue,” Julue Giroux’s “The Blue Marble” and the world premiere of UGA graduate Jackson Riffle’s “Alla Rondo World.”

Rabbit Hole Studios

7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ whiterabbitproductionsllc

OPEN MIC NIGHT Weekly opportunity for Athens musicians to play on stage.

Wednesday 20

Creature Comforts


Athens Farmers Market. 5–8 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net



Local bluesy, alt-country singersongwriter. (6 p.m.)

Flicker Theatre & Bar

Shadebeast Presents. 9 p.m. (doors). $12. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

DONKEY PUNCH Raucous, longrunning local hard-rock band.

CARDIEL Mexico City skate punk band with elements of psychedelic rock, dub and stoner rock.

MULTIPLE MIGGS High-octane local hardcore band.

Georgia Theatre

6:30 p.m. (doors), 7:30 p.m. (show).

$80. www.georgiatheatre.com


SIC TAB Guitarist and leader of legendary jam band Phish performs with a backing band that includes drummer Russ Lawton, keyboardist Ray Paczkowski and bassist Dezron Douglas.

Locos Grill and Pub


6–9 p.m. www.facebook.com/ theluckyjones

THE LUCKY JONES Old school rockin’ rhythm and blues out on the patio.

Porterhouse Grill

6–8:30 p.m. www.porterhousegrillathens.com

JAZZ NIGHT Longest running jazz gig in Athens captained by drummer Mason Davis and featuring a rotating cast of familiar faces performing American songbook, bossa nova classics and crossover hits.

Thursday 21

40 Watt Club

8 p.m. (doors). $15 (adv.), $20. www.40watt.com


Imaginative project of Julian Koster whose music and storytelling encompass immersive theater and podcasts. Tonight’s show will include a duo performance of songs by The Music Tapes.

Flicker Theatre & Bar

8 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flickertheatre.com

SARAH MOOTZ Athens pop artist who confidently conveys emotions through heart-wrenching lyrics and passion.

BOBBY KID Jacksonville, FL-based folk rock band.

WILBY Nashville indie rock songwriter Maria Crawford taking inspiration from Sheryl Crow, Mazzy Star and The Cranberries.

Georgia Theatre

6:30 p.m. (doors), 7:30 p.m. (show). $80. www.georgiatheatre.com


SIC TAB Guitarist and leader of legendary jam band Phish performs with a backing band that includes drummer Russ Lawton, keyboardist Ray Paczkowski and bassist Dezron Douglas.


7 p.m. (sign-ups), 8 p.m. (show). FREE! www.hendershotsathens.com

JAZZ JAM Seth Hendershot and the house band Unstarched deliver a night of open mic jazz.

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

7:30 p.m. $45–90. pac.uga.edu

HILARY HAHN Three-time Grammy winner and violin virtuoso performing a selection of J.S. Bach’s sonatas and partitas for solo violin.


LIVE In The Studio. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.jokerjokertv.com/watch

LIL WHITE BITCH JOKERJOKERtv hosts a virtual performance. Sprawling electronic noise and visual project from Birmingham, AL.

Madison Morgan Cultural Center

7:30 p.m. $35. www.mmcc-arts.org

A.D. BLANCO Local indie rock trio inspired by ’90s grunge and early 2000s pop rock.

Southern Brewing Co.

6–10 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

KARAOKE NIGHT Every Thursday evening.

Friday 22

40 Watt Club

7 p.m. (doors). $17 (adv.), $20. www.40watt.com

BOY NAMED BANJO Nashvillebased musical trio singing original folk songs that utilize banjo, acoustic guitar and passionate vocals to deliver an upbeat sound.

BROTHER ELSEY Detroit twins

Brady and Beau Stablein bring light rock and roll with undertones of folk and country to the table.

Athentic Brewing Co. Oktoberfest. 5 p.m. (doors), 6–8 p.m. (music). FREE! www.athenticbrewing.com

THE AUF GEHTS Three-piece polka band. Lederhosen encouraged.

Bolo Bolo Athens

Attaboy Tapes Presents. 7:30 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $10.


Experimental old-time duo of fiddler Courtney Werner and guitar/banjo player Evan Morgan.

MODEL A No info available.

CALEB DARNELL Guitarist and member of The Darnell Boys plays a set of solo Americana.


8 p.m. (doors), 9 p.m. (show). $10. www.athenscine.com

NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.

MRJORDANMRTONKS Tommy Jordan and William Tonks’ collaboration features rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.

LITTLE MAE A sibling duo with soothing, gentle pop harmonies.

The Foundry

7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $10–15. bit.ly/HannahDasherSept22

HANNAH DASHER Nashvillebased country artist whose nonconforming and swaggy lyrics set her apart.

Georgia Theatre

7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $30. www.georgiatheatre.com

SPAFFORD Contemporary jam band known for its cascading melodies that will have the audience dancing all night.

HIVE MIND Four-piece energetic funk-rock band based in Atlanta.

Georgia Theatre Rooftop

11:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre. com

DJDDDRIVE No info available.

40 Watt Club

7 p.m. (doors). FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

BOOTLEG BANTER Athens-based four-piece band known for its folkrock sound.


7:30 p.m. $12. www.hendershotsathens.com

LANE MARIE Indie pop artist raised in Athens whose work explores the ups and downs of the human experience.

JULIA LAUREN Athens-based folk-pop singer-songwriter whose music reflects her evolution.

Ramsey Hall

3:30 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu

REPERTORY SINGERS An eclectic and uplifting program featuring the music of Mozart, Mendelssohn, CV Stanford, Randall Thompson and more.

VFW Post 2872

7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $10. www.facebook.com/vfwpost2872


Georgia-based band playing country, western and rock classics. Line dancing during the band breaks.

Saturday 23

40 Watt Club

8 p.m. (doors). $18. www.40watt.com OF MONTREAL Long-running psych-pop group known for its outlandish stage presence.

LOCATE S,1 Intricate, ambitious art pop melodies led by songwriter Christina Schneider.

NIGHT PALACE Ethereal dreampop group fronted by Avery Draut.

Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m.–12

p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

MARY SIGALAS Hot jazz and swing music from the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s. (8 a.m.)


Husband-and-wife acoustic duo. (10 a.m.)

Creature Comforts


UGA Watch Party. 12 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

DJBOBFISH Setting the stadium vibes before, during and after the Georgia Bulldogs versus UAB Blazers game.

Flicker Theatre & Bar

8 p.m. (doors), 9 p.m. (show). $10. www.flickertheatre.com

BURSTERS Experimental citrus noise punk.

JELLY BEAN New local band. First show!

STEEF Synthetic weirdo punk solo project by New Orleans artist Stevie Spring.

RUBBER UDDER Self-described weirdo experimental acid punk/ noise-grunge thing from Athens.

Front Porch Bookstore

6 p.m. FREE! Find Front Porch Bookstore on Facebook

ADAM KLEIN Atlanta/Athens songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana.

Georgia Theatre

7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $27. www.georgiatheatre.com

BEATS SOUNDSYSTEM Electronic act with experimental takes on new and classic Beats Antique tracks, extended jams and dance floor dust ups.

EQUANIMOUS A music producer and DJ delivering a heart-expansive experience with experimental dance and electronic sounds.


6 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15. www.hendershotsathens.com

SOUL FOOD III Sweet Soul Movement and Farm 2 Neighborhood present performances by Milyssa Rose, Alley Bei, KColb and Freakniq, Kive?! and special guest storyteller Sanetra Payne.

No. 3 Railroad Street

6:30 p.m. $10. www.3railroad.org

MARION MONTGOMERY & GLYN DENHAM Bluesy local acoustic folk duo.

Nowhere Bar

10:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15. www. nowherebarlive.com

HEART OF PINE Nostalgic “Southedelic” rock band from Athens with a genuine sound.

Red Line Athens

The Industrial Union Show. 7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.instagram.com/redline_athens

SINTHYA Raw experimental industrial with elements of hardcore punk.

SOLO-X Avant-garde industrial and electronic force that blurs the line between art, poetry and music.

MODE PHASER Dark electronic music project based in Atlanta. The Root 9 p.m. FREE! www.instagram.com/ therootathens

QUIG & THE BOYS Multi-genre cover band named after the group’s lead singer, Michelle Quig. Work.Shop Volumes Presents. 9:30 p.m. (doors). $10. www.facebook.com/volumeshiphop

BYV_TRUBB Hip-hop artist with a punk aesthetic rapping over trap beats.

MULA MEECH Rapper with a classic hip hop and trap sound.

LIL BACKWOOD Young up-andcoming rapper from Athens.

UNIQE Party raps and introspective songs for “pretty boys driving beautiful cars.”

ALMX-KELL Local hip-hop artist with an energetic performance.

MIGHTY MAL Local rapper with a youthful, modern sound.

96VIZION Versatile hip-hop artist balancing hype tracks and storytelling.

TAYLOR ROSE Contemporary party raps.

Sunday 24

Creature Comforts


3–5 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer. com

LIVE JAZZ Every Sunday afternoon.

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall Payne Memorial Concert. 3 p.m. FREE! www.pac.uga.edu

CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER Co-artistic directors Wu Han and David Finckel leads the ensemble through two works by Beethoven and a Dvorak piano quartet.

Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Edge Recital Hall. 3 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu/cms

COREY FLOWERS UGA Community Music School presents a classical guitar recital by Flowers (Beast Mode, Jet Engine Dragons), who will perform music by R. Brunn J.L. Merlin and G. Burgess, as well as a few original compositions. No. 3 Railroad Street 6 p.m. $10. www.3railroad.org

TRACY AND JEFF Jazz, blues and new and old classics from the voice of Tracy Brown and the guitar and harmonica of Jeff Lustig.

Tuesday 26

40 Watt Club

7 p.m. (doors). $33. www.40watt.com

CIRCLE JERKS Founded in 1979 by former Black Flag vocalist Keith Morris and Red Kross guitarist Greg Hetson, this LA hardcore punk band has released six studio albums.

T.S.O.L. Hardcore punk band formed in 1978 in Long Beach, CA that dabbles in deathrock, art punk and horror punk.

NEGATIVE APPROACH Pioneers of Midwest hardcore punk who started in Detroit in 1981.

Flicker Theatre & Bar

8 p.m. (doors). $12. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

COMMÜNE Local political/feminist punk band living in revolt.

WALTZER Chicago-based indie rock band led by singer-songwriter Sophie Sputnik.

TEA EATER Garage pop project by Brooklyn artist Tarra Thiessen.

HONEYPUPPY Four-piece indie rock band self-described as a “menace to society.”

Georgia Theatre


7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $12. www.georgiatheatre.com

FRUTE Six-piece dance funk with heavy psychedelic elements and experimentation.

THE ASYMPTOMATICS Postpunky, rather funky indie band based in Athens. State Botanical Garden of Georgia Sunflower Concert Series. 7 p.m. $5 (ages 4–13), $15–17. botgarden. uga.edu


This established Georgia singersongwriter’s Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences. Blankets, chairs and picnics are welcome at this outdoor concert in the garden.

Wednesday 27

40 Watt Club

7 p.m. (doors). $20 (adv.), $25. www.40watt.com

MODERN ENGLISH English new wave post-punk band formed in 1979 best known for its hits “I Melt With You,” “Hands Across the Sea” and “Ink and Paper.”

Athentic Brewing Co.

7–10 p.m. FREE! www.athenticbrewing.com


Choose from a catalog of over 51,000 songs ranging from pop, rock, musical theater and more. Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Athens Farmers Market. 5–8 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

MRJORDANMRTONKS Tommy Jordan and William Tonks’ collaboration features rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies. Georgia Theatre

7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. $42.50. www. georgiatheatre.com

JIMMY EAT WORLD Long-running Arizona rock band that helped put emo on the mainstream map. THE PAUSES Orlando-based pop group led by singer-songwriter Tierney Tough.

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

7:30 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu

UGA WIND SYMPHONY UGA music majors perform chamber works, large scale compositions, new and classic works, and music from around the world. Porterhouse Grill

6–8:30 p.m. www.porterhousegrillathens.com

JAZZ NIGHT Longest running jazz gig in Athens captained by drummer Mason Davis and featuring a rotating cast of familiar faces performing American songbook, bossa nova classics and crossover hits.

Down the Line

9/28 Karaoke Night (Southern Brewing Co.)

9/30 Dave Forker, HEART Music (Bishop Park)

9/30 UGA Watch Party (Creature Comforts Brewery)

9/30 Borderhop Trio (Front Porch Bookstore)

10/01 Angels and Demons (First Christian Church of Athens)

10/04 Jazz Night (Porterhouse Grill)

10/05 Karaoke Night (Southern Brewing Co.)

10/07 North Georgia Folk Festival (Sandy Creek Park) f


event calendar

Wednesday 20

ART: Artful Converstation: Preston Dickinson (Georgia Museum of Art) Mallory Lind, associate curator of education, will lead a discussion on Preston Dickinson’s painting “Cubistic Interior.” 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

COMEDY: Gorgeous George’s Improv League (Buvez) Homegrown townie improv that invites you to bring some interesting suggestions to help create improv magic on the spot. Every Wednesday, 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.flyingsquidcomedy.com

COMEDY: Hendershot’s Comedy (Hendershot’s) Enjoy a lineup featuring comics from Athens and Atlanta as well as newcomers. Hosted by Noell Appling. Every third Wednesday, 8 p.m. www. hendershotsathens.com

EVENT: Public Input Session (ACC Library) This forum will cover the basics of the Strategic Plan to Reduce & Prevent Homelessness and provide an opportunity for public input. 11 a.m.–1 p.m. & 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.comarpa

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 6 p.m. AFM doubles SNAP dollars spent at the market. Every Wednesday, 5–8 p.m. www. athensfarmersmarket.net

EVENTS: Whiskies of India (J’s Bottle Shop) Experience the rich and diverse flavors of India’s finest whiskies by sampling and learning about their distillation process. 7–9 p.m. $25. www.eventbrite.com/cc/ whiskies-of-the-world-2578279

GAMES: Shadowfist Power Lunch (Tyche’s Games) Come down with your lunch and play Shadowfist. New players welcome. 12 p.m. FREE! www.tychesgames.com

GAMES: Music Bingo (Athentic Brewing Co.) Win prizes at this music bingo night with host Mari. 7–9:30 p.m. FREE! www.athentic brewing.com

GAMES: Classic City Trivia (The Local 706) Test your trivia knowledge with host Garrett Lennox. 7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/


GAMES: Bad Dog Trivia (Amici at The Falls) Test your trivia knowledge with host TJ Wayt. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. www.facebook.com/ baddogathens

KIDSTUFF: Pirate Storytime (ACC Library) Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day with stories, songs, movement and more. 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Ages 5 & under. 9:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

KIDSTUFF: Busy Bee Toddler Time (Bogart Library) Join Ms. Donna for rhymes, songs, puppets and a simple story. 10 a.m. & 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

KIDSTUFF: Afternoon Play Group (reBlossom Mama & Baby Shop) Meet new friends and build current relationships with indoor and outdoor play for little ones. Ages 1–4. 3–5 p.m. FREE! www.reblossom athens.com

KIDSTUFF: LEGO & Builder’s Club (Bogart Library) Young engineers can drop in to use LEGOs and other building materials. All ages. 3:30–

5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/bogart

KIDSTUFF: Athens Reads Together

Storytime (ACC Library) Join Miss Rebecca for stories and songs with special guests the UGA Gymdogs. All ages. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athens library.org

KIDSTUFF: Pancakes and Pajamas (Oconee County Library) Enjoy pancakes and other breakfast foods in your (optional) pajamas while watching a film. Grades 6–12. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/ oconee

MEETINGS: Athens Reparations Action (Athentic Brewing Co.) Learn about Athens Reparations Action’s mission to promote recognition of the financial impact of urban renewal and other racist policies on members of the Black community in Athens. 7–9 p.m. FREE! www.athenticbrewing.com

SPORTS: Classic City Pétanque Club (Lay Park) New players welcome. Scheduled days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 10 a.m; Wednesdays at 6 p.m. www. athenspetanque.org

Thursday 21

ART: Opening Reception (tiny ATH gallery) Works by Jim Barsness and Jesse Blalock will be on view. 6–9 p.m. FREE! www.tinyathgallery.com

ART: Reception (ATHICA) Artist Mickey Oscar Boyd’s completed exhibition “The Vernacular of Placeless Architecture; or, Stairs and Portals to the Same Place” will be on view. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www. athica.org

CLASSES: Yoga in the Galleries (Georgia Museum of Art) Enjoy a yoga class in the art galleries led by instructors from Five Points Yoga. Open to all skill levels. Attend in person (first come, first served) or via Zoom. 6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

COMEDY: Secret Comedy Show (Onward Reserve) From standup to improv and alternative comedy, every week will feature something unique. Thursdays, 8 p.m. $5–7. www.athenscomedy.ticketleap.com

EVENT: Linnentown Lane Dedication (Finley Street) This ceremony will rename a portion of Finley Street between Cloverhurst Avenue and Baxter Street Linnentown Lane. Shuttles are available from the Lyndon House Arts Center. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com

EVENTS: Diamond Hill Farm Stand (Athentic Brewing Co.) Vegetables and fresh flowers are available on hand and pre-ordered. Every Thursday, 4–6 p.m. www.diamondhill farmathens.com

EVENTS: Business After Hours (Bottleworks) A Bottleworks Block Party with shopping, snacks, raffle prizes and opportunities to create networking contacts. Registration required. 5–7 p.m. FREE! www. athensga.com

EVENTS: Gins of the South (J’s Bottle Shop) Learn about the distillation process of a variety of local gins while enjoying cocktails, entertainment and live music. 7–9 p.m. $25. www.jsbottleshop.com

GAMES: Dungeons & Dragons (Bogart Library) Volunteer-led gaming session for teens of all skill lev-

els. Grades 6–12. 6–7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

GAMES: Thursday Trivia (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Test your trivia knowledge with host Jon Head. 6:30 p.m. www.johnnyspizza.com

GAMES: Bad Dog Trivia (The Foundry) Test your trivia knowledge with host TJ Wayt. Thursdays, 7 p.m. www.facebook.com/baddog athens

GAMES: Rock ’n Roll Trivia (Athentic Brewing Co.) Test your trivia knowledge with host The Music Man. 7 p.m. FREE! www.athentic brewing.com

KIDSTUFF: Preschool Art: Read Make Play (Brella Studio) Miss Alyssa leads this play-based class by reading a book and creating art inspired by it. Ages 2–6. 9:15 a.m. $50. www.brellastudio.com

KIDSTUFF: Athens Reads Together Storytime (ACC Library) Join Miss Rebecca for stories and songs with special guest DJ Mahogany. All ages. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org

KIDSTUFF: Open Playtime (Oconee County Library) Drop in for activities that help build brain function and encourage early literacy. Ages 5 & under. 11 a.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/oconee

KIDSTUFF: LEGO Club (Oconee County Library) Drop in and build your own unique LEGO creations. Ages 5–12. 3:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

KIDSTUFF: Beyond The Beeps Playgroup (reBlossom Mama & Baby Shop) Bring little ones and join other NICU and medical caregivers for support and play. 3:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! www.reblossomathens.com

KIDSTUFF: After School Art Class: Just Add Paper (Brella Studio) Get creative and messy with Miss Alyssa as she teaches simple and effective painting techniques for young artists. Ages 5–10. 4 p.m. $20. www.brellastudio.com

KIDSTUFF: Read to Rover (Bogart Library) Reading aloud to a dog helps children develop their reading skills and build confidence. Ages 4 & up. 4–5 p.m. FREE! www.athens library.org/bogart

KIDSTUFF: Kids’ Bookclub (ACC Library) Enjoy this month’s book The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez. Registration required. Ages 8–11. 4 p.m. FREE! www.athens library.org

LECTURES & LIT: Author Talk (Ciné) Standing Rock Sioux tribe author Mona Susan Power will be reading from and signing copies of her new novel, A Council of Dolls. 5 p.m. FREE! english.uga.edu

MEETINGS: KnitLits Knitting Group (Bogart Library) Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share craft ideas and knit to their hearts’ content. Every Thursday, 6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

SPORTS: Classic City Pétanque Club (Lay Park) New players welcome. Scheduled days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 10 a.m; Wednesdays at 6 p.m. www. athenspetanque.org

Friday 22

ART: “Legacy: Vince Dooley, 1932-2022” (UGA Special Collections Library) Each home football

game weekend, fans can take a free tour of the exhibition “Legacy: Vince Dooley” displaying original artifacts and rarely seen photos of the late UGA head coach. 3 p.m. FREE! hasty@uga.edu

CLASSES: Morning Mindfulness (Georgia Museum of Art) Instructorled meditation, movement and mindfulness techniques in the galleries. 9:30 a.m. FREE! www. georgiamuseum.org

CLASSES: 2 Prov with Aaremon (work.shop) Improv duo from the land of AAREMON invites you to bring suggestions to help create magic on the spot. 8–9:30 p.m. $10. www.flyingsquidcomedy.com

EVENTS: National Hobbit Day (Oconee County Library) Celebrate the works of J.R.R. Tolkien with hobbit-themed crafts and an escape room. All ages. 2–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

EVENTS: Fish Fry (Soldier of the Sea Distillery) KJ’s Fish Joint will pop-up to bring customers a traditional Southern fish fry dinner. Second and fourth Fridays, 5–9 p.m. www.soswhiskey.com

EVENTS: Oktoberfest (Athentic Brewing Co.) Celebrate with traditional German vibes, German fares, beer releases, a yodeling competition and live music by The Auf Ghets. 5–9 p.m. FREE! www. athenticbrewing.com

GAMES: Friday Night Initiative

(Online: Tyche’s Games) Learn how to play a new RPG game with others on Discord. New players welcome. 7 p.m. FREE! www.tychesgames. com

KIDSTUFF: All Ages Playgroup (reBlossom Mama & Baby Shop) Join caregivers with their little ones (typically ages 1–5) in play clothes for indoor and outdoor activities. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.reblossom athens.com

KIDSTUFF: Fantastic Friday (Bishop Park) An instructor supervises while a parent/caregiver leads their little ones through amazing obstacle courses. Ages 1–4 years. Register online. 10–11:30 a.m. $7.50 (ACC residents), $12.25 (non-ACC residents). www.accgov. com/148/Leisure-Services

KIDSTUFF: Meet & Play (Bogart Library) Drop in for facilitated open play with age-appropriate toys. Best for ages 6 & under. Every Friday, 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athens library.org/bogart

KIDSTUFF: After School Art Class: Yarn & Thread (Brella Studio) Get messy with Miss Ansley as she leads crafts working with yarn, string and other threads. Ages 5–10. 4 p.m. $20. www.brella studio.com

KIDSTUFF: Art Card and Button Club (K.A. Artist Shop) Pre-teens and teens are invited to draw, paint, collage and create a collection of Art Cards and buttons. Every Friday, 6:30 p.m. $25. www.kaartist.com

LECTURES & LIT: Kris Lane (UGA Brooks Hall) A lecture on the intersection between precious metals and the environment in the early modern world titled “Cash for Your Gold! Precious Metals, the Environment, and Early Modernity.” 12:30 p.m. FREE! history.uga.edu

MEETINGS: Celebrate Recovery Free Dinner (Living Hope Church) Christ-centered 12-step program to help anyone with heart hurt,

hang-up or habit. Free childcare, and bus route accessible. FREE!

5:30 p.m. (dinner), 6:30 p.m. (large group). 706-207-2396

MEETINGS: One Night Stand: A Sexuality PowerPoint Party (Revolution Therapy and Yoga) A monthly edu-taiment event with micro talks about anything sexuality related with snacks and drinks. 5:30–7:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. www.revolutiontherapy andyoga.com

Saturday 23

ART: Open Gallery (Southern Star Studio) Browse the studio’s collection of local artist-made pots for sale. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www. southernstarstudioathens.com

CLASSES: Latin Night (Athentic Brewing Co.) This social hosted by UGA Salsa Club and SALSAthens will feature a DJ spinning tunes with a salsa class before the dance floor opens. 8 p.m. (doors), 8:30 p.m. (class). $10. www.athenticbrewing. com

EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Markets offer locally grown groceries and handmade goods. Attendees can enjoy free live music and children’s activities. AFM doubles SNAP dollars spent at the market. Every Saturday, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. www.athensfarmers market.net

EVENT: LexFest (Lexington Courthouse Square) Music, food, artisans and crafters set up around the historic courthouse square. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.lexingtonga.org

EVENTS: West Broad Farmers Market (West Broad Farmers Market) The market offers fresh produce, locally raised meat and eggs, baked goods, flowers, artisan goods and more. Online ordering is available Sundays–Thursdays for drivethru pick up. Saturdays, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. www.wbfm.locallygrown.net

EVENTS: End of Summer Pottery Sale (Club Dirt) Browse handcrafted ceramic goods by Mallory Lawrence, Anna Gioseffi, Summer Blanco and Jordan Argrett and see live kickwheel demos. 12–3 p.m. FREE! www.instagram.com/ abc_clay

EVENTS: Ecstatic Dance (Work. Shop) This ceremony of rejuvenation and inspiration is a substancefree and inclusive musical celebration. 1:30–4 p.m. $10–15 (children under 12 free). www. ecstaticdanceathen.wixsite.com/ xstaticdanceathensga

GAMES: Day of Board Game Demonstrations (Tyche’s Games) Try new games and watch how they’re played. 12 p.m. FREE! www. tychesgames.com

GAMES: Board Game Day (Bogart Library) Bring your friends, or make new ones, and play a variety of provided games. All ages. 2–4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

KIDSTUFF: Lego Club (ACC Library) Drop in to create Lego art and play Lego-based activities. Ages 11 & under. 2 p.m. FREE! www.athens library.org

SPORTS: Georgia vs. AlabamaBirmingham (Sanford Stadium) Cheer on the Georgia Bulldogs football team as they face the University of Alabama Birmingham Blazers. TBA. www.georgiadogs.com

Sunday 24

CLASSES: How to Photograph Your Artwork (K.A. Artist Shop) Shop owner Kristen MacCarthy leads an afternoon workshop on how to take professional photographs of your artwork. Bring two art pieces to photograph. 1–4 p.m. $75. www.kaartist.com

CLASSES: Cuban Salsa (UGA Memorial Hall) Join UGA Salsa Club for lessons that meet a variety of dance abilities, including those who have never danced before. 4–6 p.m. FREE! www.ugasalsaclub.com

EVENTS: Rabbit Hole Sunday Market (Rabbit Hole Studios) Small businesses, artists, farmers, musicians and creative entrepreneurs will be showcased. A drumming and song circle will be held for the last three hours. Every Sunday, 1–5 p.m. FREE! www.rabbitholdstudios. org/markets

EVENT: Annual Firefly Cruise-In (Lexington Courthouse Square) Classic cars, motorcycles, trucks and tractors gather under the trees around the historic courthouse square with local music. 1–5 p.m. FREE! www.lexingtonga.org

EVENTS: Athens Area Diaper Bank Reception (Athens Area Diaper Bank) During National Diaper Need Awareness Week, the diaper bank will offer tours, light refreshments, celebrate the community and more. 2 p.m. FREE! www.athensareadiaper bank.com

GAMES: Bad Dog Trivia (Southern Brewing Co.) Test your trivia knowledge with host TJ Wayt. Sundays, 4 p.m. www.facebook.com/baddog athens

KIDSTUFF: Drawing Club for PreTeens and Teens (K.A. Artist Shop) In this weekly club for teens led by local artist Holly Hutchinson, participants will learn a new fundamental skill for drawing with ink and graphite each session. 5–6:30 p.m. $25 (drop-in), $200 (semester pass). www.kaartist.com

SPORTS: Classic City Pétanque Club (Lay Park) New players welcome. Scheduled days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 10 a.m; Wednesdays at 6 p.m. www. athenspetanque.org

Monday 25

EVENTS: Monday Marigold Market (100 North Church St.) The market features fresh produce, preserves, snacks and meat with a lunch special available (until 2 p.m.). 11 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.facebook. com/marigoldmarketwinterville

FILM: The Incident (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Screening of the 1967 film about two young punks who take control of a New York City subway car full of passengers. 7 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

FILM: Bad Movie Night (Ciné) Mark Collins was your average dad until a mob of scuzzballs mowed down his only daughter. Now he’s an unstoppable killing machine in Blood Debts. 8 p.m. FREE! www. instagram.com/BadMovieNight

GAMES: Monday Trivia with Erin (Athentic Brewing Co.) Test your trivia knowledge with host Erin. 7–9 p.m. FREE! www.athenticbrewing. com


GAMES: Classic City Trivia (Dooley’s Bar and Grill) Test your trivia knowledge with host Garrett Lennox. 7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/


KIDSTUFF: Monday Funday (Bogart Library) Join Ms. Donna for songs, fingerplays, storytelling and STEAM activities. Ages 3–7 years. Registration suggested. 10 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

KIDSTUFF: Preschool Art: MessFree Mondays (Brella Studio) Miss Alyssa leads leads super fun art and sensory activities. Ages 1–5. 10 a.m. $20. www.brellastudio.com

KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (ACC Library) Drop in for stories, songs, nursery rhymes, bouncing, cuddling and playtime. Ages 2 & under. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

KIDSTUFF: Beginner Guitar Club (Lay Park) Learn the basic fundamentals of the guitar. Registration required. Every Monday. Ages 8-11, 5:30-6:20 p.m. Ages 12-17, 6:307:20 p.m. FREE! www.accgovga. myrec.com

KIDSTUFF: Teen Book Club (Oconee County Library) Discuss this month’s book Want by Cindy Pon. Bring your own copy or check one out at the front desk. Grades 6–12. 6 p.m. FREE! www.athens library.org/oconee

KIDSTUFF: Athens Reads Together

Storytime (ACC Library) Join Miss Rebecca for stories and songs with special guests the UGA Gymdogs. All ages. 6 p.m. FREE! www.athens library.org

MEETINGS: Pen Pals Writing Group (Oconee County Library) Meet with other writers, share your experiences and get feedback on your work. 4–5 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/oconee

Tuesday 26

ART: Print Release (Nighthawks Lounge) Limited edition “Red Frames” by Ridley Howard available for purchase with proceeds benefitting teen art clubs. 5 p.m. FREE! www.accgove.com/lyndonhouse

EVENTS: West Broad Farmers Market and Garden (Athentic Brewing Co.) Vendors will be on site with fresh produce, local fare, rare plants, artisan goods and more. Tuesdays, 5–8 p.m. FREE! www. athenticbrewing.com

EVENT: Happy Hour & Meet and Greet (Ciné) The Athens Film Vertical Initiative hosts a panel discussion with cast and crew members of American Deadbolt, which was filmed at Athena Studios. 5:30 p.m. www.athenscine.com

EVENTS: No Phone Party (Hendershot’s) Disconnect to connect with a phone-free, laptop-free happy hour. Every Tuesday, 6–9 p.m. www.hendershotsathens.com

EVENT: Rabbit Box Stortelling: Social Life (VFW Post 2872) This month’s storytelling theme is “Social Life” with stories about community and belonging. 7–9 p.m. $10. www.rabbitbox.org

GAMES: Lunch and Learn New Games (Tyche’s Games) Come down with your lunch and try out some new games. 12 p.m. FREE! www.tychesgames.com

GAMES: Bad Dog Trivia (Amici Athens) Test your trivia knowledge with host TJ Wayt. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. www.facebook.com/baddogathens

GAMES: Classic City Trivia (Akademia Brewing Co.) Test your trivia knowledge with host Garrett Lennox. 7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/


GAMES: Queer Trivia (Hotel Indigo) Celebrate “Athens Pride Week” by testing your knowledge and learning

a few new things along the way. 7 p.m. FREE! www.athenspride.org

KIDSTUFF: Storytime (ACC Library) Drop in for stories, songs, movement and more. Ages 5 & under. 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

KIDSTUFF: New Parents, Infants and Crawlers Play Group (reBlossom Mama & Baby Shop) Meet other parents and their babies to discuss how you’re feeling and what’s new. Ages 1 & under. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.reblossom athens.com

KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Oconee County Library) Drop in for songs, stories and crafts. Ages 5 & under. 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee

KIDSTUFF: Crafternoon (Oconee County Library) Drop in for a craft or two. Supplies provided. 3:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/ oconee

KIDSTUFF: After School Art Class: Watercolors (Brella Studio) Get creative with Miss Alana as she leads crafts using watercolors. Ages 5–10. 4 p.m. $20. www.brella studio.com

LECTURES & LIT: Mystery Book Club (Bogart Library) Penny Mills leads a planning session to choose which books to read for the rest of the year. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/bogart

LECTURES & LIT: Cookbook Club (ACC Library) This week the book club will discuss a variety of Mexican cookbooks and recipes, and enjoy a potluck dinner. All ages. 6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

SPORTS: Classic City Pétanque Club (Lay Park) New players welcome. Scheduled days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 10 a.m; Wednesdays at 6 p.m. www. athenspetanque.org

Wednesday 27

ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) These drop-in public tours feature highlights of the permanent collection and are led by museum docents. 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgia museum.org

COMEDY: Gorgeous George’s Improv League (Buvez) Homegrown townie improv that invites you to bring some interesting suggestions to help create improv magic on the spot. Every Wednesday, 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.flyingsquidcomedy.com

EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) Markets offer fresh produce, flowers, eggs, meats, prepared foods and a variety of arts and crafts. Live music begins at 6 p.m. AFM doubles SNAP dollars spent at the market. Every Wednesday, 5–8 p.m. www. athensfarmersmarket.net

EVENTS: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kickoff (Athentic Brewing Co.) The Loran Smith Center will have resources and information for those affected by breast cancer or interested in learning more, and a percentage of beer sales will go to the center. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athenticbrewing.com

EVENTS: Rainbow Flow Yoga (Bishop Park) Join Nick from M3 Yoga for a class set to a fun playlist as part of Athens Pride Month. Donations accepted. 6 p.m. FREE! www.athenspride.org


(Ciné) View a documentary about President Carter’s relationships with a number of well-known musicians then enjoy a beer tasting and roundtable discussion. 5:30 p.m. (screening), 7 p.m. (discussion). $7–9.75. www.athenscine.com

FILM: Movies and Shorts by Dayna Noffke & Friends (Ciné) Enjoy a film screening by Ghastly Horror Society. 7 p.m. FREE! www. flickertheatreandbar.com

GAMES: Shadowfist Power Lunch (Tyche’s Games) Come down with your lunch and play Shadowfist. New players welcome. 12 p.m. FREE! www.tychesgames.com

GAMES: Classic City Trivia (The Local 706) Test your trivia knowledge with host Garrett Lennox. 7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/


GAMES: Bad Dog Trivia (Amici at The Falls) Test your knowledge with host TJ Wayt. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. www.facebook.com/baddogathens

KIDSTUFF: Storytime (ACC Library) Drop in for stories, songs, movement and more. Ages 5 & under. 9:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org

KIDSTUFF: Busy Bee Toddler Time (Bogart Library) Join Ms. Donna for rhymes, songs, puppets and a simple story. 10 a.m. & 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

KIDSTUFF: Afternoon Play Group (reBlossom Mama & Baby Shop) Meet new friends and build current relationships with indoor and outdoor play for little ones. Ages 1–4. 3–5 p.m. FREE! www.reblossom athens.com

KIDSTUFF: LEGO & Builder’s Club (Bogart Library) Young engineers can drop in to use LEGOs and other building materials. All ages. 3:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/bogart

KIDSTUFF: Athens Reads Together Storytime (ACC Library) Join Miss Rebecca for stories and songs with special guests the UGA Gymdogs. All ages. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athens library.org

KIDSTUFF: Woodland Fairy Festival (Oconee County Library) Make fairy jars, watch a fairy movie, make fairy dust necklaces and enjoy fairy-themed treats. Prize for best costume. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/oconee

MEETINGS: Film Athens (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Meet and network with others in the filmmaking community (actors, directors, etc.) during happy hour. 5 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

SPORTS: Classic City Pétanque Club (Lay Park) New players welcome. Scheduled days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 10 a.m; Wednesdays at 6 p.m. www. athenspetanque.org

Down the Line

9/28 Preschool Art: Read Make Play (Brella Studio)

9/28 Classic City Pétanque Club (Lay Park)

9/28 Open Playtime (Oconee County Library)

9/28 Across the Board Book Club (Oconee County Library)

9/28 LEGO Club (Oconee County Library)

9/28 Diamond Hill Farm Stand (Athentic Brewing Co.)

9/28 After School Art Class: Just Add Paper (Brella Studio)

9/28 Pluck Financial Mini Session (reBlossom Mama & Baby Shop)

9/28 Tween Chapter Chat (Bogart Library)

9/28 Athens Cigar Society (J’s Bottle Shop)

9/28 Opening Reception (ACE/ FRANCISCO Gallery)

9/28 KnitLits Knitting Group (Bogart Library)

9/28 Thursday Trivia (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza)

9/28 Athens Community Chorus (Rabbit Hole Studios) f

MUSIC | SEPT. 20–21 Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB

Georgia Theatre • 6:30 p.m. (doors) • $80

Trey Anastasio, a renowned composer and one of the founding members of the band Phish, has made a career for himself within the music industry. In addition to his role as a composer, Anastasio is also a vocalist and guitarist. Highlights from his monumental career include nominations for multiple Grammy Awards, five stadium shows with the Grateful Dead in celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary and 64 Phish performances at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York. Throughout the years, he has collaborated with artists such as Dave Matthews, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Toots and the Maytals, Les Claypool (Primus) and Stewart Copeland (The Police). In addition to scoring the Broadway musical Hands on a Hardbody, he has performed his own compositions with the New York Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and several others. His multi-faceted career spanning rock, classical and theatrical scenes has also resulted in a dozen solo albums and a 2019 documentary film, Between Me and My Mind. [Analiese Herrin]




Mickey Oscar Boyd

Artist Reception

ATHICA • 6–8 p.m. • Donations accepted

As the current Artist-in-ATHICA, local multimedia artist Mickey Oscar Boyd has spent his in-gallery residency developing an installation entitled “The Vernacular of Placeless Architecture; or, Stairs and Portals to the Same Place.’’ In his body of artistic expression, Boyd explores the architecture of abstraction and contemporary form of various everyday structures. He uses the materials of residential structures to create art, such as dimensional lumber, drywall, insulation, found doors and windows. He uses these materials to express the dullness of structural details within a market driven society. The reception will see Boyd answering questions and walking attendees through his artistic process. Boyd’s installation will remain on display during regular gallery hours until Oct. 1. [AH]


Orbiting Human Circus

40 Watt Club • 8 p.m. (doors) • $20

Orbiting Human Circus is an expansive project spanning music, storytelling, games, immersive theater and even a narrative fiction podcast, all evolving from the mind of Elephant 6 collective member Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel, The

Music Tapes). The vision for a debut album, Quartet Plus Two—set to release Nov. 17 via Merge Records—took form when Koster met bass player Gauvain Gamon and drummer Kolja Gjoni playing Gershwin and Mingus in New York’s Central Park. Later on, pianist Benji Miller and longtime Music Tapes bandmates Robbie Cucchiaro (horns) and Thomas Hughes (orchestral arranging and chimes) also joined in to create the album. Experimental as the project may be, its unusual songs, comforting stories and playful theatrics build an imaginative world of its own. Koster and Cucchiaro will perform songs from The Music Tapes as a duo during their night at the 40 Watt. [AH]


Locate S,1

40 Watt Club • 8 p.m. (doors) • $18

Christina Schneider, the songwriter behind the stage name Locate S,1, delivers dreamy vocals to her audience, incorporating art-pop into her musical direction. Schneider recently moved to Vermont from Athens, and initially worked with other projects before making music under her current moniker in 2018. After releasing her debut album Healing Contest that same year, she has since released two more albums with Captured Tracks. She is now on tour to support her third album, Wicked Jaw, which was released earlier this year in July. Locate S,1 will perform alongside the bands of Montreal and Night Palace at the 40 Watt. [AH]


26 Circle Jerks, T.S.O.L., Negative Approach

40 Watt Club • 7 p.m. (doors) • $33

40 Watt presents a night of punk rock with performances by the four-piece band Circle Jerks alongside T.S.O.L. (True Sounds of Liberty) and Negative Approach. The tour’s headlining band, Circle Jerks, began its musical career over four decades ago in 1979 in Los Angeles, bringing its personalized style of hardcore punk rock to the forefront of the West Coast scene. Formed by former Black Flag member Keith Morris and Redd Kross guitarist Greg Hetson, the group released its debut album Group Sex in 1980 and have since released six studio albums. T.S.O.L. is also a Californian punk rock band that emerged onto the scene from Long Beach in 1978. The band’s 11 studio albums are a mixture of art punk, death rock and horror punk. Negative Approach, a four-piece hardcore punk outfit out of Detroit, was formed by John Brannon and Pete Zelewski in 1981. Beginning their career with a show in the basement of Necros drummer Todd Swalla’s mother’s home, the band has endured the decades and reunited in 2006 after a 20-plus year hiatus. [AH] f

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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.


CALL FOR ARTISTS (Lyndon House Arts Center) The upcoming exhibition “Rescue: Waste and Redemption” seeks artists who transform industrial byproducts into artworks or craft objects. Artists whose practice involves the use of environmentally conscious processes or materials are encouraged to apply. Fill out online form. Deadline Sept. 20. Exhibition runs Apr. 6–June 1, 2024. www.accgov.com/exhibits


Artists, artist groups and curators can submit proposals for original exhibition ideas. Artists can also submit images of their work for consideration in larger group or themed shows organized by the center. Proposals will be reviewed Sept. 20, 11:59 p.m. www.accgov. com/6657/Exhibition-ProposalForm


Seeking water and nature-themed photos taken in Athens-Clarke County for the 2024 Stormwater Calendar. www.accgov.com/1764/ Stormwater-Management-Program

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

MUSEUM MADNESS (Georgia Museum of Art) As part of the museum’s 75th anniversary celebration, an art competition pits 64 works from its collection against one another to see which will emerge as the people’s favorite. Vote in person. Winner announced Nov. 5. www.georgiamuseum.org

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-StudioMembership


JUNIE B. IN JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS! (On Stage Playhouse, Monroe) Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Visit the website for a description of characters. Auditions held Oct. 7, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and Oct. 11, 6–8 p.m. www. onstagewalton.org


ART CLASSES (K.A. Artist Shop)

A variety of classes are taught in acrylic painting, watercolor paint-

art around town

ACE/FRANCISCO GALLERY (675 Pulaski St., Suite 1500) San Diego-based photographer J. Grant Brittain presents “80s Skate Photography,” a collection of iconic images. Opening reception Sept. 28, 6-9 p.m. Through December.

ATHENAEUM (287 W. Broad St.) Paul Pfeiffer’s video work “Red Green Blue” edits audio and visual recordings of the UGA Redcoat Marching Band to investigate the stadium as a site of ritual. Artist Talk Sept. 28, 6 p.m. Curator Tour Oct. 8, 4 p.m. Currently on view through Nov. 18.


“BLOOM” features select works by local artist Courtney Khail. Through Oct. 6.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St.) During his residency, Artist-in-ATHICA Mickey Oscar Boyd has developed an installation entitled “The Vernacular of Placeless Architecture; or Stairs and Portals to the Same Place.” Reception Sept. 21, 6–8 p.m. Currently on view through Oct. 12.

ATHICA@CINÉ GALLERY (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Curated by Jason Thrasher in conjunction with a co-exhibition at the ACE/FRANCISCO Gallery, “80s Skate Photography” shares images by J. Grant Brittain. Artist talk and book signing Sept. 30, 6 p.m. Currently on view through Oct. 25.

CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) Classic Gallery 1 shares “Flourish,” an exhibition of artists inspired by the botanical world including Dallis Foshee, Mary Mason Sams, Marisa Mustard and Zahria Cook. Classic Gallery 2 shares “Works by Bess Carter,” a series of brightly painted interior spaces.

DODD GALLERIES (270 River Rd.) “Spirit Duplicator” presents works by Sarah LaPonte, Gabriel Slavitt and Dylan Lewis. Through Oct. 4. • Designed by Jiayi Guo and Haolin Zeng, “Expression of the Superorganism” employs fire ants to explore three forms of animal-mediated creation processes.

Through Oct. 4. • Eliza Bentz’s exhibition “To Wander a Well Worn Path” presents the act of weaving in relation to contemporary abstraction and mixed media practices. Through Oct. 4. • Ansley West Rivers’ exhibition “Holding Time” brings together three distinct bodies of photographic work.

Through Nov. 3. • In “Wall Works: Kathryn Réfi,” the artist uses her own hair as a foundational image to weave organic and irregular material into the

ing, brush pen calligraphy, digital editing, photographing artwork, analog black-and-white photography, aqua oil painting, pet portraits and more. Visit the website for dates and to register. www.kaartist shop.com


(Greenhow Handmade Ironworks, Washington) A variety of classes include “Forge a Firepoker” (Sept. 23), “Basic Blacksmithing” (Oct. 7), “Forge a Tomahawk” (Oct. 21) and “Forge a Bottle Opener” (Oct. 28). Classes run 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.greenhowhandmade.com/ blacksmith-classes

COMMUNITY DANCE IMPROV (work.shop) No experience necessary. Vaccines and boosters required. Sundays, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Donations accepted. lisa yaconelli@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


TEACHER TRAINING (Revolution Therapy and Yoga) This certified 200-hour yoga alliance-approved teacher training led by Kelsey Wishik combines the holistic practice of yoga with contemporary trauma-informed techniques. Training runs Nov. 4–May 5. $2299. www.revolutiontherapyandyoga.com

FLYING SQUID COMEDY CLASSES (work.shop) Weekly improv comedy classes are held for four different

levels of experience. Classes begin in October. $160 (six weeks), $215 (eight weeks). A six-week clowning course runs Sept. 24–Oct. 29, 2–4 p.m.. $160. Flying Squid Comedy also hosts improv performances Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Buvez and Fridays at 8 p.m. at work.shop. www.flyingsquidcomedy.com

INTRO TO AQUA OILS (K.A. Artist Shop) This three-week class for adults covers the essentials of oil paintings with solvent-free colors. Wednesdays, Sept. 20–Oct. 4, 6–8 p.m. $75. www.kaartist.com

MINDFULNESS PRACTICE EVENINGS (Online) Discuss and practice how to change your relationship with difficult thoughts and emotions. Email for the Zoom link. Second Friday of the month, 6–7 p.m. FREE! mfhealy@bellsouth.net

OPEN/COMMUNITY MEDITATION (Sangha Yoga Studio at Healing Arts Centre) Uma Rose leads a meditation designed to guide participants into stillness and silence. Mondays, 4–5 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.healingarts centre.net

PETANQUE CLUB OF ATHENS (Athens, GA) Weekly games are held every Wednesday. Email to participate. RSVP to attend a free Monday intro class, 10–11:30 a.m. athenspetanqueclub@gmail.com, www.athenspetanqueclub.wixsite. com/play

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


TRAINING (Nuçi’s Space) Nuçi’s hosts free monthly QPR (Question,

familiar pattern of a chain link fence, creating a tension between softness and rigidity. Through Nov. 15.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Vibrant artwork by multi-media Philadelphia artist Angela Rio. Through September.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) In “Sky Hopinka: Lore,” the artist layers imagery, sound and text to center personal perceptions of Native homelands. Through Sept. 24. • “Where Shadows Cross: Photography by Jim Fiscus. Through Oct. 8. • “Southern/Modern” explores themes of social issues, urbanization, religion, the environment and artists’ colonies through the artwork of Southern artists working between 1913–1955. Through Dec. 10. • “In Dialogue: Power Couple: Pierre and Louise Daura in Paris” features paintings by Louise, engravings by Pierre and several objects that appear in their images. Through Feb. 11. • “Decade of Tradition: Highlights from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection.” Through July 3, 2024.

GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Zane Cochran presents “Aurora,” a sculptural interpretation of the aurora borealis using 3D geometric figures and lights.

HENDERSHOT’S (237 Prince Ave.) Nirvinyl Album Art presents “FalloweenPart 1.” Through Nov. 1.

JUST PHO… AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Local watercolorist Mary Ellen Vogel presents “Home and Abroad,” scenes from the Bahamas, Italy, Europe, Thailand, Japan and the U.S. executed in her realistic, impressionistic style. Through Oct. 14.

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (211 Hoyt St.) “Resilient Civic and Musical

Life: Ware-Lyndon House Enslaved and Descendant Stories” includes a film; reading room of books relevant to the African-American experience in art, music and heritage; and a visual timeline relating a fuller and more truthful story of the property and its inhabitants. On view Thursdays–Saturdays. • Collections from our Community presents Nena Gilreath’s collection of toe shoes. Through Oct. 7. • “Love.Craft Athens” is a two-part exhibition of artworks created by the crew of Love.Craft Athens, a nonprofit organization that serves adults with developmental disabilities. Through Oct.

7. • “The Fables” by Kristin Roberts consists of illustrations inspired by Aesop’s Fables. Through Oct. 7. • “Sanctuary: Works by Mary Engel and Cheryl Washburn” combines works by two artists who share a passion for animals. Through Oct. 7.


Teresa Bramlette Reeves presents “she didn’t really follow a rabbit down the hole, but she thought it was a good story.”

Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention sessions for anyone interested, not just mental health professionals. Nuçi’s also offers free training for businesses and organizations. qpr@nuci.org, www.nuci.org/blog/ qpr-upcoming-dates

SALSA DANCE CLASSES (Starland Lounge & Lanes) Join SALSAthens for Cuban style salsa dance classes. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday, 7:30–8:30 p.m. $10. gwyneth. moody@abby-kacen


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. liveoakmartial arts@gmail.com, www.liveoak martialarts.com

UPCYCLING WORKSHOP (Winterville Cultural Center) Jamil of “Z as in” assists students in adding buttons, pockets, inches, zippers and flair. Bring a project and/or sewing machine. Mondays, Oct. 16–Nov. 13, 6–8 p.m. $10/class. jamila. zasin.fashion@gmail.com, www. wintervillecenter.com

YOGA AND MORE (Revolution Therapy and Yoga) Revolution is a multipurpose mind-body wellness studio offering yoga and therapy with an emphasis on traumainformed practices. Check website for upcoming classes and programs. www.revolutiontherapyand yoga.com


Studio, Watkinsville) Classes are offered in Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, beginner, gentle and other styles. Check online calendar for weekly offerings. www.letitbeyoga.org

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

Help Out

MULTIPLE CHOICES BOARD MEMBERS (Athens, GA) Seeking a new board member for Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living, a nonprofit agency of disability advocates serving individuals throughout a 10-county area of Northeastern Georgia. Call for information. 706850-4025

RIVERS ALIVE (Dudley Park) Wade into local rivers, lakes and streams as part of a statewide campaign to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of Georgia’s rivers and streams. The annual cleanup event will happen Oct. 21. accgov.com/ riversalive


(Athens, GA) The AthFest Educates Board of Directors is now accepting applications for board members to begin in 2024. Send a resume and statement of interest to governance@athfesteducates. org. Deadline Oct. 1. www.athfest educates.org


The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement’s End School to Prison Pipeline Program seeks community members to support and mentor students who are experiencing bullying, have been suspended/ expelled, or need to complete court-ordered service hours. www. aadmovement.org


(Athens GA) ACCGov is seeking public feedback on the final draft of the Strategic Plan to Reduce and Prevent Homelessness. Deadline Sept. 27. accgov.com/arpa


ART CLASSES (Brella Studio) After school art classes are offered several times a week for ages 5–10. Subjects include watercolors


“Tommye Scanlin: Because of Memory” features handwoven tapestries alongside works on paper based on the artist’s experiences of the Lillian E. Smith Center in Clayton, GA. Through Sept. 28.

THE ROOK & PAWN (294 W. Washington St.) “Full Circle” is a group exhibition of works by 26 Athens artists including Keith P. Rein, J Anderssen, Sierra Kirsche, Gaby Delliponti and Wiliam Ballard. Through Oct. 21.


Margaret Agner presents “Six-Legged Symmetry,” a collection of 17 painted silk hangings depicting insects. Insectival held Sept. 30. Currently on view through Oct. 9.

STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead)

“Something to Declare/Algo para Declarar” represents nine Latin American countries through the works of Jorge Arcos, Yehimi Cambron, Marisa Cerban, Franklin Delgado, Pedro Fuertes, Catalina Gomez-Beuth, Dora Lopez, Morgan Lugo, Paula Reynaldi, Maria Sarmiento, Carlos Solis and Melvin Toledo. Through Jan. 6.

TINY ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) “Serendipity” features paintings created in tandem by Jim Barsness and Jesse Blalock. Opening reception Sept. 21, 6–9 p.m. Closing reception Sept. 28, 5–8 p.m.

UGA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “House Party” explores Athens’ house show history through photos and artifacts from The Green House on Milledge across from Taco Stand, The Landfill, Spillage, The Lounge, Saint Mary’s Church, The Ultramod Compound and others. Through December. • “Exploring St. Catherines Island” lays out centuries of American history found in artifacts dating back to the 16th century, tracing the island’s history from the establishment of indigenous towns through Spanish and English colonialism. Family Day held Sept. 30. Through December. • “HBO at 50: The Rise of Prestige Television” highlights some of the groundbreaking programming created by and aired on HBO with items selected from the Peabody Awards Archive. Through May 2024. • “Legacy: Vince Dooley, 1932-2022” celebrates the life and career of the late UGA football head coach and athletic director through photographs and artifacts. Tours held before home games on Fridays at 3 p.m. Through spring 2024.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) “Encounters” features artwork in different media by Linda Gilbert and Hilda Kurtz.

WINTERVILLE LIBRARY (115 Marigold Lane, Winterville) Acrylic paintings by Laura Floyd. Through Sept. 22.


(Tuesdays, 4–5:30 p.m.), “just add paper” (Thursdays, 4–5:30 p.m.), and yarn and thread (Fridays, 4–5:30 p.m.). $20/drop-in. “Preschool Art: Mess-Free Mondays” for ages 1–5 is held every Monday, 10–11:30 a.m. “Preschool Art: Read Make Play” for ages 2–6 is held every Thursday, 9:15–11:45 a.m. $50/drop-in. Programs run through Dec. 15. www.brellastudio. com

ART CLUBS (K.A. Artist Shop) Draw, paint, collage and create during weekly Art Card and Button Club meet-ups. Fridays, 6:30–8 p.m. Drawing Club, taught by local artist Holly Hutchinson, is held Wednesdays through Nov. 15, 5–6:30 p.m. For ages 10–17. $25/drop-in, $200 (10-session pass). www.kaartist. com

ATHENS FOREST KINDERGARTEN (Sandy Creek Park) Now enrolling children ages 3-6 for fall. AFK is a cooperative preschool that aims to develop initiative, persistence, interdependence and empathy. www.athensforestkindergarten.org

GROUPS AT REBLOSSOM (ReBlossom) All Ages Play Group is for children (typically 1–5 years old) and their caregivers to play inside and outdoors. Fridays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. New Parents, Infants and Crawlers Play Group is for babies ages 0-12 months and their caregivers to discuss parenthood. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Afternoon Play Group is for children (typically 1–4 years old) and their caregivers to meet each other and build relationships. Wednesdays, 3–5 p.m. www.reblossomathens.com

MY BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL (Contact for Location) Mokah Jasmine Johnson leads an empowerment and self-confidence building workshop for Black and brown girls ages 13–16. Scholarships available. Saturdays, Sept. 23–Oct. 14, 12:30–2 p.m. $50. www.aadmovement.org

SPARK: WEEKEND ACADEMY (Georgia Center for Continuing Education) Spark invites middle and high school students to attend weekend-long academic courses in American Sign Language or 3D animation. For ages 13–16. Oct. 21–22, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $120. www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/youth/ spark

TREEHOUSE ACTIVITIES (Treehouse Kid & Craft) A variety of crafting and playtime activities are offered for various age groups. Visit the website for details and to register. www.treehousekidandcraft.com

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. Free meetings at lunchtime and evenings throughout the week in Athens and Watkinsville. www.ga-al-anon.org

ATHENS COUNCIL OF THE BLIND (Athens, GA) Open to people of all ages with vision impairments, their families and friends. Topics include adaptive equipment, recreational and social opportunities, and advocacy. 706-424-2794, dlwahlers@ gmail.com



This is a safe space for anyone on the LGBTQIA+/TGQNB spectrum. Fourth Sunday of every month,7–9 p.m. uuathensga.org/justice/ welcoming-congregation


ERY 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

NEW PARENTS AND INFANT FEEDING SUPPORT GROUP (BYL Family Resource Center) Come as you are for community, snacks and feeding advice from professionals. Babies and children of all ages are welcome. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.byyourleave.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

RECREATE JOY (Sunny Days Therapeutics) Nuçi’s Space hosts a recreational therapy support group. Improve coping skills and self esteem while reducing depression and anxiety through adaptive yoga, games and leisure education. Sixweek sessions. Wednesdays, 5–6 p.m. tinyurl.com/rnvuhesa

RECOVERY DHARMA (Athens Addiction Recovery Center) This peer-led support group offers a Buddhist-inspired path to recovery from any addiction. Visit the website for details. Thursdays, 7 p.m. FREE! www.athensrecoverydharma.org

SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS (Athens, GA) Athens Downtown SAA offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from compulsive sexual behavior. Contact for location. athensdowntownsaa@gmail.com


GROUP (Oconee County Library)

Created by and for socially anxious young adults. Meets every other Sunday. Contact for meeting information. Jake@avoidendsnow.org, www.avoidendsnow.org


Counseling & Personal Development) ICPD offers several support groups. “LGBTQIA+ Young Adults Group” is offered for ages 18–30. “Survivors of Suicide Loss Group” is offered the first Wednesday of every month, 7–8 p.m. “Veterans, Dependents & Caregivers Benefits

Resource & Claim Assistance Group” is offered the first Saturday of every month, 9–10 a.m. www. integrityofjefferson.com

Word on the Street


TOURS (Athens, GA) A new trolly tour will provide transportation between six local breweries: Akademia, Athentic, Creature Comforts, Southern Brewing, Terrapin Beer and Normaltown Brewing. Tours run every Thursday and Friday from 3–9 p.m. www.athenstrolleytours.com/ beer-trolley-tour

CLIMATE RESILIENCE STUDY (Athens, GA) The Athens-Clarke County Climate Resilience Study is seeking participants through November for a project aimed to increase preparedness and resilience to natural

disasters. Must be a year-round ACC resident and at least 18 years old. Participants can take two online surveys (pays $10 each) and do an in-person disaster exercise (pays $20). Fill out the online eligibility survey. accgov.com/7501/Surveys


PLAN (Multiple Locations) Public input sessions will be held for the development of a comprehensive plan at the Athens-Ben Epps Airport on Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m., Prince Avenue on Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m., East Athens Educational Dance Center on Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Whit Davis Elementary School on Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m., JJ Harris Elementary on Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m., Columbia Brookside Residencies at Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. and Sandy Creek Park on Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. www.accgov.com/844/Comprehensive-Planning

FALL ACTIVITIES (Athens, GA) ACC Leisure Services will offer a variety of arts, environmental science, recreation, sports and holiday events this fall for all ages. Now registering. www.accgov.com/myrec

I VOTED EARLY STICKERS (Athens, GA) Residents can vote on their favorite “I Voted Early” sticker, which will be distributed to voters during early voting for elections that take place in 2024. Deadline Oct. 1. www.accgov.com/votingsticker


Library patrons are invited to picky up an art kit and return their work to display during the month of October in celebration of Banned Books week. Prizes will be awarded. Canvases due back Oct. 3. www. athenslibrary.org


(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

NATIONAL DIAPER NEED AWARENESS WEEK (Athens, GA) The Athens Area Diaper Bank encourages volunteers to host diaper drives, serve as drop-off locations, support fundraising initiatives and more. Awareness week runs Sept. 18–24. A reception will be held Sept. 24, 2–3 p.m. at 130 Conway Dr., Suite E. www.athensareadiaper bank.com

RABBIT HOLE EVENTS (Rabbit Hole Studios) Weekly events include Open Mic (Tuesdays, 7–11 p.m.), Acoustic Song Circle (Thursdays, 7–11 p.m.), Seventh Generation Native American Church services and community potlucks (Sundays, 11 a.m.), and Drumming and Song Circle (Sundays, 3–5 p.m.).

Wednesday Yoga (5 p.m.) is followed by Meditation and Integration (6 p.m.). Events are free or donation based. www.rabbitholestudios.org/ calendar


Brad Staples (of the Athens GA Live Music crew) is seeking previously recorded concerts and events on VHS, VHSC or DVDs to digitize and archive on his YouTube channel, vhsordie (@vhsordie3030). Original recordings will be returned, and credits and dates will be included in the online video description. Digitization services are free. Contact for details and to coordinate shipping. bradley.staples88@gmail.com

WORK.SHOP (160 Winston Dr.) Open rehearsal and performance space for theater, comedy, dance, classes and events. $10/hour. www. workshopathens.com f

Ballet Hispánico


.er SPONSOREDBY Flower Garden Stage more info at botgarden.uga.edu Sept. 26 Randall Bramblett Band with Whisper Kiss opening more info at botgarden.uga.edu at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia Flower Garden Stage Scan for info and tickets Tickets start at $25 with promo code PAC25. UGA students $10. Free parking. Buy tickets now: pac.uga.edu or (706) 542-4400 230 River Road, Athens The
company’s first visit to Athens will feature a mixed program influenced by flamenco and Cuban ballroom dance.
28 THURS 7:30 pm Fine Arts Theatre “It enlightens, excites, and awes the audience.” The Berkshire Eagle
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Basement apt. 2BR/1BA. Spacious/AC/WiFi/furnished. Ideal for faculty, graduate students, roommates looking for shortterm lease. Non-smokers/ no pets. 1750.00 /mo. Quiet Timothy Rd/loop neighborhood. Contact: mikemange36@gmail.com.


3bd/2ba house. $1800/ mo. 1 mile from downtown Athens and UGA. Nicely renovated. Granite countertops, stainless appliances, tin ceiling. 706-247-1259.

Available Nov 1.

House, 3BR/2BA in Normaltown. Central heat/air. Apartment, 2BR/1BA. Furnished. Washer/dryer. Wi-Fi. No smokers, pets. Calls only! 706-372-1505

View online in Zillow FSBO and email owner. Also available for weekend rental to visitors to UGA events/etc or lease entire 3-5 bd. Contact: mikemange36@gmail. com.



SAILBOAT FOR SAIL: Hunter 140 daysailer. Mainsail and furling jib. New windex and sheets. Transom motor mount. Trailer, plus many extras like a compass are included. $2750. 706-2554499 or drh20s@uga.edu.


Multi-family yard sale at culde-sac Hidden Hills Lane off Whitehall 30605. Books, kitchen appliances, tools, more. Text for list 917-3532051. Sat. Sep. 23 8a.m.1p.m.


Athens School of Music. Now offering in-person and online instruction in guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice, brass, woodwinds, strings, banjo, mandolin and more. From beginner to expert, all styles. Visit www.athens schoolofmusic.com.706543-5800


Instant cash is now being paid for good vinyl records & CDs in fine condition. Wuxtry Records at corner of Clayton & College Dwntn. 706-369-9428


REIKI I & II CERTIFICATION TRAINING: Feel Free Yoga + Wellness Studio. Athens, GA. 9/30 & 10/1. 9-4 p.m. $399. Register online www.feelfree yogawellness.com.

Advertise your service in the Flagpole Classifieds! Call 706-549-0301 or email class@flagpole.com


HYPNOSIS : Smoking, stress, weight, motivation. Harvard-trained, nationally certified. 678-895-4278, jimhilton911@yahoo.com, www.hiltonhypnosis.webs. com

Need old newspapers? We have plenty at Flagpole! Call ahead and we’ll have a crate ready. 706-549-0301



Join our growing team of well-paid, motivated, hardworking individuals. Junk South offers starting pay of $15/hr + tips (totaling $22+/hr). Learn more about Junk South at www.junk south.com and text us at 706-424-4389.

Needed: Ecological landscape and garden technicians. Clean driving record required. On the job training for installation and maintenance, our projects range from heavy machinery installation to hand-weeding pollinator gardens. Email us! office@royallandscape design.com

UberPrints is now hiring for multiple positions! Both full- and part-time positions available. For more information and applications, go to www.uberprints.com/company/jobs.


Seeking hair stylist for booth rental downtown Athens. Includes:utilities, booking software, stylist station, chair, mirror and shampoo station. Contact salon220 athens@gmail.com


Join a diverse, inclusive workplace and get paid to type! 16–40 hours, Mon–Fri. NEVER be called in for a shift you didn’t sign up for. Must type 65+ wpm. Make your own schedule and work independently with no customer interaction. Starts at $13 with automatic increases. www.ctscribes. com

Part-time line cook needed for dinner service at Puma Yu’s. Send resume to puma yusbaby@gmail.com

Looking for employees?

Place an ad in the Flagpole Classifieds! Call 706-5490301 today!



All Georgians ages 6 months & up are eligible for COVID vaccines, and ages 5+ are eligible for boosters! Call 706-3400996 or visit www.public healthathens.com for more information.

COVID self-testing kiosk available in West Athens (3500 Atlanta Hwy. At the old Fire Station on the corner of Atlanta Hwy. & Mitchell Bridge Rd. near Aldi and Publix.) Pre-registration is required! Visit www. register.testandgo.com for more information.

FLAGPOLE HAS NEW MERCH. Choose between a groovy rainbow design & a classic cassette design. Both are available as stickers! Stop by and get yours today or order online www. flagpole.bigcartel.com.

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E. Burke Copyright 2023 by The Puzzle Syndicate Difficulty: Easy Solution to Sudoku: HOW TO SOLVE: Each row must contain the numbers 1 to 9; each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9; and each set of 3 by 3 boxes must contain the numbers 1 to 9. 8 2 1 9 4 6 1 8 4 3 1 4 5 3 8 8 7 9 2 3 9 5 7 5 6 3 8 2 5 1 6 9 4 7 5 4 6 9 7 3 1 2 8 1 9 7 2 8 4 3 6 5 6 1 9 8 4 5 2 7 3 7 5 3 1 6 2 8 9 4 4 2 8 7 3 9 5 1 6 2 3 4 6 9 8 7 5 1 9 6 1 3 5 7 4 8 2 8 7 5 4 2 1 6 3 9 Puzzle answers are available at www.flagpole.com/puzzles CORD SIBILSKY GROUP CORD O:706-510-5189 | C:706-363-0803 | CSG-GAP.COM HEALTH DEPARTMENT VISIT YOUR COUNTY made easy Birth control NortheastHealthDistrict.org
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