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Palestine Protests Hit UGA


ough they didn’t come close to the chaos unfolding at places like UCLA, Columbia University or, closer to home, Emory University, protests over Israel’s invasion of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip roiled the UGA campus last week as students were preparing for finals.

About two dozen protesters set up tents on North Campus, in front of the building housing President Jere Morehead’s office, early in the morning on Monday, Apr. 29 in violation of university policies prohibiting camping, blocking sidewalks and using amplified sound. After administrators warned the protesters several times, UGA police moved in and quickly dismantled the campsite. As the protesters locked arms, police and state troopers physically separated them and arrested 16 people on criminal trespass charges, nine of them students.

“Let us make it abundantly clear that while the University of Georgia staunchly supports freedom of expression, we will not cede control of our campus to groups that refuse to abide by University policy and threaten the safety of those who live, work and study here,” Morehead and other top administrators said in a message to students, faculty and staff. “ e University of Georgia remains an institution where ideas, viewpoints and scholarship can be openly expressed and debated.”

At the “liberation zone,” protesters chanted slogans like, “Disclose, divest, we will not stop, we will not rest,” referring to demands that the university disclose donors’ ties to Israel and boycott Israeli companies (which is illegal under a 2016 state law). ey also demanded a “statement of solidarity” from the administration.

“Our universities have chosen profit over the lives of the Palestinian people and the overwhelming force of student opinion,” the UGA group Students for Justice in Palestine said in a news release. “Our administrators are more concerned with maintaining their prestigious reputations than the Israeli occupation’s ongoing slaughter of Palestinians. eir supposed power is nothing compared to the united strength of students, faculty and staff committed to realizing justice and upholding Palestinian liberation on campus.”

Later that day, a larger group of about 100 people gathered on the North Campus quad—this time without tents—as police watched from afar (and one onlooker peered down from an open Old College window). at group relocated to the official free speech zone at the Tate Center after being told around 9 p.m. that they would have to fill out paperwork for a permit to remain.

As the week progressed, small groups would pop up outside the Arch—a traditional protest site on city property—creating an odd juxtaposition with the lines of young women in cocktail dresses waiting to have their graduation pictures taken.

No more arrests were made as of press time, but at least some of the nine students who had been arrested also face suspen-

sion under an unusual process known as “interim suspension,” where a student can be suspended before facing a formal hearing. Although their professors worked with them to complete finals, the interim suspensions called into question seniors’ ability to walk during commencement because they are barred from campus.

A letter signed by 183 faculty members called UGA’s treatment of those students overreach and urged administrators to lift the suspensions. “Regardless of differing viewpoints regarding the content and methods of Monday’s protest, we strongly feel that the decision to suspend the students and bar them from campus prior to any conduct hearing is disproportionate and not in keeping with due process,” said the letter, written by professors Janet Frick, Rumya Putcha, Sujata Iyengar and Miriam Jacobson.

permanently low-cost housing. However, that’s well short of the $3.3 million in new local funding the study recommended annually.

He also included $500,000 to continue an alternative response team that pairs police officers with social workers to respond to calls involving mental health. Manager Blaine Williams had said he would recommend canceling the program when he submitted his budget plan to Girtz.

While Girtz recommended keeping the property tax rate steady at 12.45 mills, many property owners will see higher tax bills because property values rose an average of 7% last year. at means the owner of a $350,000 home will pay $95 more, on average.

“ Law enforcement should not be used to silence peaceful protests.

Republican politicians took a different view. “ ose kinds of people, if they break the law, if they spit in officers’ faces like we’ve seen, they’re going to have a pretty bad day, and they will be put in jail,” Gov. Brian Kemp said, adding that he supports the suspensions. State Rep. Houston Gaines (R-Athens) thanked law enforcement for dispersing the “antisemitic encampment.”

Athens-Clarke County Democratic Committee signed onto a UGA Young Democrats statement calling on the university to end the suspensions and drop the charges, accusing UGA of violating protesters’ First Amendment rights. “Law enforcement should not be used to silence peaceful protests,” the group said in a statement that also condemned antisemitism. “…[W]e believe that student protests are a vital part of university life and should not be hampered by the administration—but instead should be encouraged.”

Girtz Proposes Housing ‘Strike Fund’

Mayor Kelly Girtz submitted a $194 million budget for 2025 to the Athens-Clarke County Commission last week that is 3.7% higher than the current year but includes few new initiatives.

Much of the $7 million in new spending Girtz is proposing would go toward raises for county employees. Like many governments, ACC has struggled in recent years to hire and retain employees as pay has fallen behind the private sector. Girtz’s budget includes 4% raises for all employees, as well as additional funding for public safety employees and police overtime. In addition, the county is covering increased costs for insurance and pensions.

Girtz’s proposal also includes $1 million for a housing “strike fund” recommended by last year’s affordable housing study.

e fund would allow the county to buy an apartment complex or other properties that come on the market and turn them into

Legal ads local governments are required by the state to run are misleadingly worded—the budget does not include a higher property tax rate. e ads list a “rollback rate” of 11.6 mills, which is what ACC would have to charge to raise the same amount of revenue as last year, when accounting for higher property values. In addition, owner-occupied homeowners will benefit from a higher homestead exemption of $20,000 that doubled in 2023, reducing their tax bills by $124.50 at the current millage rate.

Commissioners will hold budget hearings throughout May before voting on the budget June 4. e public has three opportunities to give input before the vote: ursday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m. at 120 Dougherty St.; Tuesday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall; and Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. e budget takes effect July 1.

School Board May Cut Taxes

e Clarke County Board of Education will vote this week on a $236 million 2025 budget, up $18 million over this year, and is considering a slight property tax reduction.

Chief Financial Officer Chris Griner projects $232 million in revenue for the coming fiscal year, which starts July 1.

at includes $86 million in state Quality Basic Education funding and $133 million in property tax revenue. e tax digest— the total value of all the property in the county—rose 8% last year, partially from new construction but mostly because property values increased. However, they rose at a slower clip than 2022, as higher interest rates have cooled the real estate market. e district has $55 million in reserves, and Griner recommended dipping into that fund balance, using $4 million to cover initiatives currently funded by expiring federal COVID funds and another $4 million to lower the property tax rate by a quarter mill. e millage rate is currently 18.8, or $18.80 for every $1,000 of assessed property value.

“As [American Rescue Plan Act] funding has been used for different things, we’ve been able to build up a decent fund balance,” Griner told the school board last month. “Now is an opportunity we can take to use some of that fund balance to continue some initiatives in the district.” e budget includes state-funded $2,500 raises for teachers, and administrators are recommending locally funded $1,250 raises for other personnel. Instead of cutting the tax rate, board member Tim Denson suggested larger raises for classified (nonteacher) employees.

is year, the state legislature funded $45,000 grants for additional security at each school. Among the new positions in the budget are four unarmed security guards, one each at Clarke Middle School, Clarke Central High School, Cedar Shoals High School and the Learning Center, an alternative middle and high school. e board is also considering hiring additional parapros at elementary schools, five Learning Center teachers, high school counselors and site managers for the Communities in Schools program.

In addition to teacher raises, the state is also providing additional funding for transportation. Last year CCSD received just $1.3 million but spent more than $9 million on school buses, Griner said.

A preliminary vote on the budget is scheduled for May 9, with final approval in June. f


Commission District 8


Former Clarke County School Board member Sidney Waters is challenging incumbent Carol Myers in the District 8 Athens-Clarke County Commission race. e lines of the district have changed since Myers was elected in 2020, with more students and fewer single-family neighborhoods. Both candidates said that one of the most important things for them is creating a place for Eastside youth “to hang out with their friends and have fun,” as Waters put it. Myers said that the planned Eastside Youth Center, along with the new Eastside public library, will give young people “an opportunity to use two wonderful facilities.” e decision on where to build the library is coming soon, according to Myers, who chairs the site selection committee. She wants both projects to provide easy access to multi-family neighborhoods on Barnett Shoals and Gaines School and to the area’s public schools.

Waters compared immigrants coming from Latin America to those who came from Europe through Ellis Island.

“ ey worked hard to try to make a better life than they had had in Europe and in other countries,” she said. “What we have now is a group of people, a large group of people who do not come for a hand up, they come for a hand out. ere’s a lot of difference there.”

At a recent candidate forum, Waters said she would vote to repeal the resolution, though it’s not a law that can be repealed. She also has a problem with Mayor Kelly Girtz supporting refugee resettlement in 2022 and 2023 letters to the U.S. State Department.

Myers has walked through the district, talking to residents about their concerns, which include stormwater issues, potholes, the Eastside library and the Kroger development. Most of the people she has talked to seem pretty content, she said.

Waters said she’s concerned that “we are creating new Linnentowns,” referring to a neighborhood near campus where Black residents were forced out during 1960s urban renewal so that UGA could build high-rise residence halls. “It bothers me that a developer can come in and buy a large area and raise rents or build something and make those people move out,” she said. “Where did those people go? As a city, we are allowing large developments without having concerns about where the tenants and homeowners are going.”

Waters also said she saw buses unloading people at the QuikTrip station on the Oconee Connector, and watched as those people started walking toward Athens, carrying their pillows and belongings. She blames an influx of newcomers on a resolution, passed by the commission in 2019, that welcomes everyone to Athens, regardless of their race, religion or creed, whether or not they are documented. Although the resolution was passed during a televised public meeting and covered in newspapers, Waters said that “people in the county didn’t know about it,” leading her to say she wants more transparency from the county government. In a March interview on Fox News announcing her candidacy, she criticized ACC’s “sanctuary-style” policies. At a commission meeting following an undocumented Venezuelan man’s arrest on charges of murdering nursing student Laken Riley,

She created an initiative to bring together leaders of district neighborhoods and subdivisions on the Eastside. ey’ve been holding monthly meetings to get to know each other and have created an Eastside Corridor Vision Plan. Working with the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, they have secured $30,000 for public art in the Gaines School/Barnett Shoals area and are working on visioning an Eastside corridor with pro bono work from local architects and landscape architect firms. e group is drafting some T-SPLOST proposals for making intersections on the Eastside safer for pedestrians. Better street safety for pedestrians, motor vehicles and cyclists is a concern for Myers. Also of concern is better EMS services—advocates contend there’s a poor response time and a lack of paramedics for Eastside residents.

Prior to serving on the commission, Myers chaired the Athens in Motion Commission that crafted the county’s bike and pedestrian master plan. She is also a strong supporter of 100% Athens, an initiative to put the local government entirely on clean energy by 2035 and the whole community by 2050.

Waters—better known as “Mama Sid”— owns an Eastside pizzeria and served on the Clarke County Board of Education from 1999–2010. Originally from Auburn, AL, she moved to Athens in 1977. f

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Athens Lacks Housing


Most people who sleep outside do so by necessity, not choice. Many do not have places to go and cannot be immediately accommodated by existing shelters or housing resources. Can cities respond by criminalizing such a living status? Is this response effective?

e Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Grants Pass v. Johnson case on Apr. 22. Advocates for homeless policy reform have been monitoring this case, as it may determine whether or not cities can penalize individuals for sleeping outside without accessible shelter or housing options. ey consider this punitive approach ineffective due to the disruption to unhoused individuals and the expensive use of public funds to detain people.

2020, resulting in the forced displacement of 517 people. Of the closures, 45 encampments were on public property (36 county-owned and nine state-owned). Dozens of additional displacements have occurred that never came across the Street Outreach team’s radar.

Athens-Clarke County has an ordinance ban on overnight camping in parks and responds similarly to camps on other ACC-owned properties. While ACC does make efforts to mitigate the harm generated in the destabilizing forced relocation of unsheltered residents by collaborating with service providers, unhoused residents have few options due to shelters operating at capacity and a severe shortage of rental units in the local market. ACC and service providers have effective partnerships, but systemic limitations persist.

Grants Pass is a rural town in Oregon that has adopted several ordinances that effectively make unsheltered homelessness a crime, despite having only one shelter with several barriers. Unsheltered residents in Grants Pass, such as Gloria Johnson, had been issued citations and threatened with criminal charges for sleeping in parks. Case law from Robinson v. California (1962) states that criminalizing a living status—in that case, being addicted to narcotics—is unlawful.

Grants Pass v. Johnson follows the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Martin v. City of Boise (2018). e court determined that criminalizing unsheltered people violates the Eighth Amendment (which bans cruel and unusual punishment) and “bars a city from prosecuting people criminally for sleeping outside on public property when those people have no home or other shelter to go to.”

It is unclear in which direction the Supreme Court will rule, or if they will even decide. Some justices have pointed out that the case may not have standing (due to plaintiffs facing civil rather than criminal punishment) or has become moot (due to new state law superseding the local ordinances). Both circumstances would lead to a non-decision, and Chief Justice Roberts expressed concerns that the Supreme Court may not be the appropriate group to make homeless policy.

In Athens, the Advantage Street Outreach team has responded to 103 homeless encampment closures since the fall of

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Opening Reception

Housing scholar Gregg Colburn and data scientist Clayton Aldern studied metropolitan areas nationwide and identified housing demand and housing supply elasticity (the supply responsiveness to increased demand) as the two most important predictors of per capita homeless rates in a city. eir research validates that increases in Athens homelessness are primarily due to skyrocketing housing demand coupled with a lagging housing supply.

While many skeptics ascribe individual-level factors, such as substance use and mental illness, as being root causes of homelessness, Colburn and Aldern quantitatively establish these factors to have little to no effect on per capita homelessness variation from city to city. eir analysis suggests that individual factors predict who becomes homeless when structural forces necessitate some to be homeless. In Athens, the demand for housing will continue to rise. Local policy tools exist to improve the responsiveness of the housing supply to the increased demand. For example, ACC could enact zoning reform to allow for greater density or create a local housing strike fund to incentivize the types of housing developments needed.

A Supreme Court ruling in favor of Grants Pass would continue the trend of cities criminalizing their most vulnerable people for their homeless status. A ruling favoring the unhoused plaintiffs may force cities to take a more proactive approach to increase reasonable shelter and housing options instead of criminalization. e one clear thing: Homelessness is primarily a housing problem requiring municipalities to implement housing solutions. f

Morris is the THRIVE Community Team Leader at Advantage Behavioral Health Systems.

Lyndon House Arts Center • 6 p.m. • FREE! “Inflections” is a showcase of three artists—Kaitlin urlow, Maria Canzano and Morgan Auten Smith—whose works create intimate, introspective worlds for viewers to immerse themselves in. e paintings are small in scale, drawing viewers even further in. ough connected in this way, the artists take a variety of approaches. urlow’s works are landscapes composed of broad stripes of paint that border on abstraction and formalism; Canzano’s are loose, figurative gouache works that specify subjects and particular moments; and Smith’s are geometric, yet lush and layered experiments of shape, color and opacity. e artists’ pieces will be on display through June 15.

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Mary Ann Cox, a painter and pastel artist whose subjects range from floral arrangements to pet portraits to western cowboys. Proceeds from the festival will go toward community improvement projects. [MB]


White Denim

40 Watt Club • 7 p.m. (doors) • $26 White Denim is raucous, freewheeling and unafraid of experimentation, acting as what e Guardian writer Kitty Empire


It Did Happen Here Book Signing

Avid Bookshop • 7 p.m. • FREE! It Did Happen Here: An Antifascist People’s History is an oral history of the groups— from immigrants to activists to militant youth to queer organizers—who collaborated at the end of the 20th century to fight racist and nationalist organizations. rough interviews with dozens of these antifascists, readers learn about the brawls, punk shows and intelligence gatherings that fueled their cause, exposing and combating right-wing extremists despite a lack of support from police and their own cities. e book looks ahead, too, considering what worked, what didn’t and how to continue the fight. Authors Mic Crenshaw, a hip-hop artist, poet, educator and activist; and Moe Bowstern, a writer, laborer, Fisher Poet and DIY social practice artist, will be holding a discussion about their book followed by a signing. [MB]


Marigold Festival

Pittard Park • 7:30 a.m. • FREE!

First dreamed up in 1970, the annual Winterville Marigold Festival was created to revitalize community spirit through music, art and more. e festival will begin with a 7:30 a.m. 10K race, followed by a parade at 10 a.m. A kids area and car show will run from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. In addition to an artist market, all-day musical performances include Sir Crazy Pants, Evergreen, e Ram Band, a songwriter round with Betsy Franck, Cree Mo and Justin Brogdon, Pickled Holler, Norma Rae, Grassland and finally headliners e Bad Ends, a band composed of Athens music veterans and led by Mike Mantione of Five Eight. e festival is also showcasing this year’s theme artist,

calls “something of a left-field institution, pumping out wired guitar music that oscillates between exhilarating math-rock (at their most jazz) and machine funk boogie (at their most danceable).” e band formed in a rather roundabout way, originally merging four members from across two bands who happened to find themselves on the same bill in 2005, then later becoming the trio called White Denim when one member moved to Russia in 2006. Today, the five-piece band is led by original members James Petralli on vocals and guitar and Steve Terebecki on bass. e band’s eclectic rock sensibilities have earned it chart success both domestically and overseas and even the opportunity to tour with Wilco. Opening the show is Klark Sound, an Atlanta-based musician whose folk- and prog-influenced sound captures what he describes as “pastoral nostalgia.” [MB]


The Lemon Twigs

40 Watt Club • 7 p.m. (doors) • $21 (adv.), $26 Crafting a musical cocktail evocative of ’60s and ’70s rock with a distinct theatrical flair, e Lemon Twigs burst onto the scene last year with its fourth release, Everything Harmony, even garnering personal praise from icons of the industry like Questlove. e band is fronted by brothers Michael and Brian D’Addario, who grew up in Long Island with musical parents who passed onto them an obsession with e Beatles at an early age. ey first formed the band as teenagers, releasing their debut, Do Hollywood, at ages 17 and 19. Pitchfork writer Sophie Kemp describes the project saying, “[it channels] inspiration from Ziggy Stardust and Marc Bolan; fussy, baroque and extremely complicated, their music glows beneath black lights.” e Lemon Twigs are touring in support of its new album, A Dream is All We Know, recently released on May 3. Opening the show is Crystal Egg, a band that performs punkish, yet poetic and dreamy music using only drums, synth and vocals. [MB] f

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Spencer Thomas Stands Up


Athens musician Spencer omas will be celebrating the release of his album Joke of Life with a tour kicking off on May 17 at the Georgia eatre.

Joke of Life began in the nebulous way albums tend to, with a move from omas’ hometown of Jackson, MS to Athens in the summer of 2020. In an apartment in Normaltown, omas used his music to process a period of difficult change in his life, spending the pandemic days walking the tree-lined sidewalks and workshopping or listening to recordings of his demos. During that time, he was also listening passionately to artists like Elvis Costello and Warren Zevon, two musicians who influenced his work.

omas was quickly brought into the fold of the Athens music world, forming a close business and personal relationship with local manager Drew Beskin, as well as local label Strolling Bones. With a strong cast of musical talent, omas set out to record his 10-track album while still maintaining a consistent touring schedule.

theatrical and the nostalgic, frequently harkening back to the artists that he draws inspiration from without making explicit

plaintive, earnest songwriting underscores the track’s crescendo as it builds from only his keys to a full band effort.

“It’s the dead of night,” omas said about the song, “Where our worst thoughts come to life. ey mix with our dreams to create confusion and often insufferable anxiety. ‘How Come Heartbreak’ represents that one last look back of uncertainty late in e Joke of Life storyline. Where the panic of losing someone you love snaps into place and distorts the already skewed reality of the dark.”

only makes you feel, but makes you move. ere is never a sense of a single narrator throughout the album, but in some ways it is omas with many faces, each experiencing the random drawing of a card by the dealer of fate.

Honest songwriting, above all else, is what gives omas’ music a timeless feel. He imbues every song on the record with his true thoughts, his true feelings and yearnings. With true pain.

“I want to write songs that I’ll be able to play in 50 years and still identify with,” omas said.

omas, a natural frontman, quickly blossomed from the drummer and keyboardist of well-known bands to an arresting and sophisticated solo performer. Drawing from his time in Athens, as well as his life on the road playing with bands like Futurebirds, omas spent the last three years writing, recording and performing songs for Joke of Life, a mature album from a seasoned and worldly songwriter.

omas has a marvelous eye for the

references that might come off as unoriginal. Instead, omas creates his own story out of timeless material: good music and hard times. Unrequited or misunderstood love, personal struggles, losing the sense of oneself, regaining it, redefining it. It’s all laid bare on this record for the world.

American Songwriter debuted the album’s standout track “How Come Heartbreak” in early March, an infectious, late-night ballad featuring a transcendent sax solo by My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel. omas’

Garden and Gun likewise debuted “Little Gold,” a sparkling gem of a song with a steady drip of country inflections over omas’ lyrics of a mysterious wandering woman and her “ship in the night” meetings with the narrator as she makes her way across the United States.

It’s little narrative hints like that that make the album so enjoyable, that make it seem not quite conceptual, but like a short story anthology, with each song’s themes weaving together into a yarn that not

at’s no small task, but omas takes as honest a shot as possible. Instead of hiding behind his music, omas stands beside it and in turn stands up for himself, something he’s said his songs give him the courage to do.

It is important, however, to heed the song’s title track, “Joke of Life,” in which omas muses, “For once I wish we’d stop/ Smile through our strife/ And laugh about the joke of life.”

Despite the undesirable cards life can sometimes deal to us as unwitting participants in its game, there’s always room for reflection on its absurdity, obscurity and, ultimately, humor.

Following the album’s May 17 release show at the Georgia eatre, omas will embark on a Southeastern tour with Rose Hotel, as well as occasional shows with artists Brave Baby and Holler Choir. For a full list of future tours, head over to spencerthomassongs.com. f

WHO: Spencer Thomas WHEN: Friday, May 17, 7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show) WHERE: The Georgia Theatre HOW MUCH: $17 (adv.), $20

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A Good Year for Azaleas


REPERTOIRE: OK, I can’t deny I’ve been excited about this one for months. e new album from Shane Parish (Ahleuchatistas) named Repertoire comes out this Friday, May 10. It arrives courtesy of none other than Palilalia Records, which is owned and operated by Bill Orcutt (Harry Pussy). e album compiles 14 solo guitar arrangements by Parish of such classic and revered artists as Kraftwerk, John Cage, Charles Mingus, Alice Coltrane, Aphex Twin, Ornette Coleman and others. It opens with a contemplative version of Coleman’s “Lonely Woman,” and this really sets the mood for the entire listen. His fingerpicking on the Minutemen’s “Cohesion” is learned but fluid, much like the 1984 original. With Cage’s “Totem Ancestor” he maintains a tick-tock rhythm while sprinkling both lighter and heavier fare atop it. And what he does with Kraftwerk’s “Europe Endless” could cause someone unfamiliar with the tune to assume the German stalwarts are actually from Kentucky.Parish plays as if he has four hands sometimes, and each time this spins something revelatory happens.

He’ll play a release show for this on May 23 at Hendershot’s, but you can get familiar with this starting this week. So head to palilalia.com, shaneparish.bandcamp.com, shaneparish.com and palilalia.bandcamp. com for all other information.

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(Radio:Tahiti, Sky City, et al) and his long-running project Unus Mundus will host what he’s billing as the first BM Fest, which stands for “beats and metal.” is happens Friday, May 31 at Ciné and the reason I’m telling you now is because advance tickets are already on sale. is event is a benefit for JOKERJOKERtv. Also on the bill that night are Bryant Perez, Powderkeg and Rat Babies. For advance tickets, please see athenscine.com/movie/ beats-and-metal-festival.

GET LOW: Ancient art band Limbo District never had an album when it existed. It actually didn’t have much of anything for the consuming public to, you know, consume. But it also wasn’t around for very long, either, having played a final show in 1983

and barely existing for a full two years. As part of its continuing effort to bring Limbo District into the public eye and consciousness, Chunklet Industries will unleash the very limited edition (only 100 copies) of an album titled Live Limbo. is was pieced together from live recordings of the band, and edited and sequenced by Chunklet head Henry Owings and producer to the stars Jason NeSmith. Pre-orders are being accepted now for this, and its release date is scheduled for May 20. is will absolutely sell out, so jump on it now if you want one. Head to chunklet.bandcamp.com and lay your money down.

WHAT’S IN A NAME?: Marcel Sletten (Primordial Void) has a fresh EP out now which is his third EP release, but far from his third overall. It’s titled Lamb, a name of which I cannot deny being a fan, and contains three tracks. e title track opens with a quickened heartbeat of a rhythm that quickly solidifies before some oscillations and only slightly lighter fare enter the picture. “Hebron” was originally released on the compilation Tracks for Palestine courtesy of Planetary Tracks. is is easily among the heaviest work Sletten has ever released and reaches deeply, with both hands even, into the depths of classic industrial music (i.e. late 1970s era) and succeeds admirably. e final track “Dove” is of the expansive ambient style that a lot of Sletten fans should already be familiar, but with a few beats like thunder right toward the track’s end. Find this at primordialvoid.bandcamp.com.


veterans Noise Mountain will release its new EP this Friday, May 10 and celebrate its release the next night, Saturday, May 11, at Normal Bar along with new Athens band Cactus Jackson and the always reliable Shehehe. e EP, titled A Good Year For Azaleas, comes out digitally and on vinyl and, if you get the physical record, the whole thing is on both sides. is is a tight collection of incredibly tuneful and aggressive songs that carry on the tradition of Hot Water Music, Lawrence Arms, Avail, et al. e first chords of opening song “Halfway House” foreshadow the central musical conceit of the next song “Baba” which makes solid use of musically referencing e Who’s “Baba O’Riley.” It’s really difficult to break this record apart and identify which tracks are better than others because the whole thing is so solid. at said, “Azaleas” raises its own bar with its opening chunky rhythm, but then seamlessly introduces guitars which sound like their own chorus. Even the goofily named “Satan Rules” kicks out the jams here. is was recorded, mixed and mastered by Kyle Spence (Harvey Milk). e release show will run you 10 bucks to get in or $20 for the show plus a copy of the record. Barring that, you can find this on pretty much all streaming platforms, and the record should be in local stores this week. For all other information, please see facebook.com/NoiseMountain. f

Earthday Everyday


Fostering environmental and community wellness through the power of live music, Earthday Everyday seeks to serve as a low-waste, high-impact festival that invites the community to envision and plan for a more sustainable future. While the officially sanctioned Earth Day may have already passed on Apr. 22, Earthday Everyday reminds us that protecting the planet requires an ongoing commitment to more ethical practices year-round.

Earthday Everyday was launched in 2022 as the flagship event of Afterglo, an event production company co-founded by Izzy Morrow and Zeina Khalife as a project for UGA’s Music Business Program.

“We were inspired to create Earthday not only by the amount of waste created at festivals, but by the power that live music environments can curate,” says Morrow. “We believe that live music has the unique power to empower and uplift individuals, regardless of their differences or beliefs, to come together and help make a positive impact in our community. We want to utilize this to empower our attendees at Earthday to make even just a small change in their lives to make a big change in our community.”

activities throughout the afternoon before transitioning into a night of high-energy music representing the Athens and Atlanta scenes. Alongside yoga, meditation and ecology walks, workshops will offer crash courses in composting, tomato seed planting and invasive plant identification. In addition to performances by drag and flow artists, the festival will also include a market with Bear Hug Honey, Loving Botanicals, Urban Greenhouse, jewelry by Kat Littlepage, multi-media artwork by ing. bit designs, face painting by Kyra Horton and other local artists, food vendors and eco-friendly businesses.

Using its platform to inspire positive change, the majority of Afterglo’s events raise both visibility and funds for different causes, such as a recent Valentine’s Daythemed rave benefiting e Cottage and a fairy-themed techno night that provided aid to families in Gaza. is year, Earthday Everyday will donate a portion of proceeds to the Athens Land Trust, a nonprofit with the mission of “preserving, protecting, and strengthening the fabric of the community through education and the stewardship of land for purposes of affordable housing, conservation, agriculture, and economic development.”

Earthday Everyday leads by example to challenge the norms of large-scale events. Recognizing that the most significant source of waste is often cans, bottles and plastic cups failing to be reused or properly recycled, organizers plan to provide compostable cups at the bar, as well as compostable utensils for food vendors at the festival. Morrow also points out how the simple act of providing bins with clear signage for compost, recycling and trash can significantly cut down on waste at venues.

“I think the biggest thing festivals can do for sustainability is directing all of the positive energy from a community towards a goal,” says Morrow. “We’ll be doing that by raising money for Athens Land Trust, garnering petition signatures for various environmental causes and educating our attendees through workshops.”

Staying true to its roots, this year’s festival will warm up with a variety of educational workshops and healing arts

Ranging from EDM, hip hop and punk to rock and roll, folk and funk, the festival’s multi-genre approach to booking aims to more fully represent the local music scene as a whole. is year’s music lineup includes Pinkest, Alien Funk Academy, Trvy & e Enemy, Rae & e Ragdolls, Liquid L, Cardynal & e Flock, Small, CatWolf, Fairiez, Commüne, SLZRD, Molly Tu Hott, Karezza, e Fergusons, Miss Lonely, Sheesh, Bernard, Sypharix, Know, Mac McComb, OS3, Lonelee, Ashtxn, low.again, LVNDNSEA, Izzy, Mannequin Party and Nancy Heiges.

“Going back to the theme of bringing community together, we really strive to bring different parts of the Athens music scene together into one place,” says Morrow. “Additionally, we always try to have a large part of female representation in our lineup and in most back-end parts of our festival, as we are women-run.”

As Afterglo continues to grow, organizers hope to further uplift artists through Afterglo Magazine, a recently launched blog available through its website (aftergloath. wixsite.com/afterglo) and Instagram (@ afterglo.scenemag). e platform currently focuses on music and astrology, but has plans to collect community submissions and expand to covering visual artists, poets, writers and beyond. f

WHO: Earthday Everyday WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2 p.m.–2 a.m. WHERE: Southern Brewing Co. HOW MUCH: $25 (adv.), $30

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Tuesday 7


8 p.m. www.hendershotsathens.com

SWEEPING PROMISES Kansas post-punk band with unfussy, monolithic anthems.

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

GO PUBLIC Atlanta/Athens

skronky, sour post-punk featuring members of Masters of the Hemisphere, Iron Hero and Pulla Prince. Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

7 pm. FREE! music.uga.edu


Singers age 7-18 from the greater Athens area who are trained inresidence at Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Wednesday 8

Creature Comforts


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

RED OAK STRING BAND Local band playing a feel-good blend of bluegrass, blues, folk, rock and classic country. (6 p.m.)


7 p.m. (sign-ups). FREE! www.hender shotsathens.com


MIC Emcees, poets, rappers and freestylers of all styles are invited to perform with the backing band playing the tempo of their choice. The World Famous

8 p.m. $10 suggested donation. www. facebook.com/theworldfamous athens

DAVID DONDERO Singer-songwriter formerly of Sunbrain who is often compared to Woody Guthrie and Townes Van Zandt.

Thursday 9


8 p.m. $10. www.athenscine.com

CHEESE DREAM Psychedelic guitars merge with grooving bass and drums to embark on an unforgettable musical adventure fraught with mystery.

WONDERLAND RANGERS Acid gospel, space disco, ADHD-core. Flicker Theatre & Bar

8 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flicker theatreandbar.com

JULIA NYUNT Multi-talented violinist, pianist, guitarist and singer. PRETTY COLORS Soft and dreamy psych-tinged indie rock. CAT LITTLEPAGE Local folk artist. Hendershot’s

7:30–11 p.m. $10. www.hendershots athens.com


L.A. Darius leads a Latin dance party with salsa, bachata, merengue and cha-cha-cha. An hour-long lesson is followed by open dancing. Hotel Indigo Live After Five Series. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/Aubrey EntertainmentAthensGA

TRISHA ADAMS Folk and Americana songwriter.

Marigold Auditorium for Arts and Culture

6–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.marigold auditorium.com

OPEN MIC Winterville Mayor Dodd Ferrelle and fiddler Adam Poulin host an outdoor open mic night.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. (show). $10. www.facebook. com/NowhereBarAthensGA

CANNON ROGERS Local songwriter, guitarist and pedal steel player. Debuting his country single, “Abel’s Blues.”

T. HARDY MORRIS Local singersongwriter and guitarist plays twangy, reflective folk-rock. Accompanied tonight by Conor Donohue. Paloma Park 8 p.m. www.facebook.com/Paloma ParkAthens

STILL STANDING Elton John tribute band.

Southern Brewing Co. 6–10 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

KARAOKE NIGHT Every Thursday evening.

Friday 10

Athentic Brewing Co.

Swing & Suds. 7–9 p.m. www.athentic brewing.com


Jazz and swing band offering music from the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s. Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. www.instagram.com/boars headlounge

CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX Local rock and roll cover band. El Barrio 5–8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ AubreyEntertainmentAthensGA

PARROTHEAD PARADISE A tribute to Jimmy Buffett. Flicker Theatre & Bar

Attaboy Tapes Presents. 8 p.m. $12. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

WAGGING Indie-pop band from North Carolina.

LITTLE GOLD Local group playing garage rock with country and pop sensibilities.

DOG PERSON Organ-driven pop with breezy ennui from members of The Buddy System, Nana Grizol and Circulatory System.

Georgia Theatre

7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $18 (adv.), $22. www.georgiatheatre. com

STEELN’ PEACHES A group of some of Florida’s most exciting young musicians paying tribute to the Allman Brothers Band.

Georgia Theatre


7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

FLAT TIRED Six-piece band sharing their love for ’70s roots rock and classic ’60s country. Hendershot’s 8 p.m. www.hendershotsathens.com

HENDERSHOT’S STAFF GRADUATION KARAOKE PARTY Join graduating staff members in belting out tunes.

Nowhere Bar

7 p.m. (doors), 9 p.m. (show). www. facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

ATL CRUE Two sets of the best glam metal around.

Saturday 11

@local. Coffeehouse & Study Lounge

9 p.m. FREE! www.clintbussey.com CLINT BUSSEY Solo originals and covers ranging between folk, rock and grunge.

40 Watt Club

7 p.m. (doors). $26 (adv.), $31. www.40watt.com

WHITE DENIM Eclectic rock band from Austin, TX influenced by dub, psychedelic rock, blues, punk rock, progressive rock, soul, jazz and experimental rock.

KLARK SOUND Atlanta musician with folk and prog influences.

Bishop Park

Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmers market.net

MARK PLEMMONS Talented local pianist. (8 a.m.)

LONER BABY New project from Tom Baker, Michael Paynter and Dan Menke. (10 a.m.)

The Classic Center

7:30 p.m. $27.50–94.50. www.classic center.com

BONNIE RAITT Ten-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee whose signature style blends style blends blues, R&B, rock and pop.

and ’90s punk rock into its sound. Album release show!

SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

CACTUS JACKSON New local punk trio with members of Karbomb, Seagulls and Campaign. First show!

Nowhere Bar

9:30 p.m. $10. www.facebook.com/ NowhereBarAthens

IDES OF JUNE Atlanta-based blues rock band.

Pittard Park

Winterville Marigold Festival. 10 a.m. (festival), 12 p.m.–8 p.m. (music). www.marigoldfestival.com

SIR CRAZY PANTS Rockstar specializing in creating awesome songs for kids, from punk rock anthems to acoustic jams. (12 p.m.)

EVERGREEN High school band making sap-isfactory indie rock tunes to sway your leaves and shake your bristles to. (12:45 p.m.)

Georgia Theatre

7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $29.75 (adv.), $35. www.georgiatheatre. com

DIRTY HONEY Hard rock and blues rock band from Los Angeles.

ROYALE LYNN Nashville-based country singer-songwriter who takes inspiration from Morgan Wallen, Avril Lavigne and Nickelback.

Georgia Theatre


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

SCHMOOZE Athens alternative rock trio.

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

7:30 p.m. $7.50 (students), $15. www.athensmasterchorale.org


The spring concert includes “The Lord Nelson Mass” by Haydn, “Ave Verum” by Mozart and “To St. Cecilia” by Dello Joio. This concert marks the conclusion of 59 years of choral conducting by founder Joseph S. Napoli. Normal Bar

8 p.m. $10. www.https://www.face book.com/normal.bar.7

NOISE MOUNTAIN Inspired by Midwestern alternative rock, this Athens band incorporates both ’80s

Izzy, Lvndnsea, CatWolf, Pinkest, Bernard, Know, Mannequin Party, Nancy Heiges, Commüne and more.

Sunday 12

Athentic Brewing Co. 2–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenticbrewing. com


Players of all skill levels are invited to participate in this open jam, which strives to unite members of the local folk music community. Every second Sunday.

First Christian Church of Athens

4 p.m. $20 suggested donation. www. amethystbaroque.com

TU SEI AMORE: MUSIC IN MY HEART A concert held in celebration of Mother’s Day. No. 3 Railroad Street

6 p.m. $10 suggested donation. www.3railroad.org



SHOWCASE Every second Sunday. Bring a dish to share at the potluck.

Ramsey Hall

3 p.m. $5 (w/ UGA ID), $30. music. uga.edu


Opening its third season with a program dedicated to the history of tango, including works by Luigi Boccherini, Manuel De Falla and JP Jofre.

Monday 13

40 Watt Club

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

NARROW HEAD Moody and distorted rock band from Texas. Hendershots

8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15. www.hender shotsathens.com

HELEN GILLET New Orleans based singer-songwriter and surrealistarcheologist live looping cello and voice.

THE RAM BAND Students from Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School perform. (1:30 p.m.)


Betsy Franck, Justin Brogdon and Cree Mo share stories through song. (2:15 p.m.)

PICKLED HOLLER Matthew and Jessica Williams singing rustic tales. (3:30 p.m.)

NORMA RAE Songs about the South that blend original lyrics with inescapably Southern vocals into an Americana sound. (4:30 p.m.)

GRASSLAND Local seven-piece that describes its music as “Amerigrass,” a mixture of jazz, folk, pop and bluegrass-inspired music. (5:30 p.m.)

THE BAD ENDS Supergroup featuring Mike Mantione (Five Eight) and Bill Berry (R.E.M.) that hit the ground running with its debut album, The Power and The Glory. (6:45 p.m.)

Southern Brewing Co. Earthday Everyday. 2 p.m.–2 a.m. $20–30. www.instagram.com/after glo222

EARTHDAY EVERYDAY In addition to workshops, yoga and a market, this festival features performances by Cardynal, Trvy & the Enemy, The Fergusons, Sheesh,

Morton Theatre From Opera to Hip-Hop: A Celebration of American Music. 7:30 p.m. FREE! pac.uga.edu

JOSHUA STEWART The acclaimed guest tenor joins UGA faculty to perform operatic and jazz selections.

ATHENS HIP-HOP HARMONIC A genre-bending collective bringing together Athens hip-hop artists and UGA musicians.

Nowhere Bar 9:30 p.m. $10. www.facebook.com/ NowhereBarAthens

ERIC McFADDEN San Franciscobased guitarist who has played with EMT, George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars, Stockholm Syndrome and many others. The World Famous 8:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. www.facebook.com/theworldfamous athens

SCARYSPIES Melancholic, powerful and gentle Montreal-based singer-songwriter.

LIZ FARRELL Jeff Buckley-inspired vocals accompanied by intricate ukulele.

ORGANICALLY PROGRAMMED Electronic space-themed act utilizing primitive drum machines and synthesizers to create disco-pop, jazz and easy listening inspired compositions.

Wednesday 15

40 Watt Club Attaboy Tapes Presents. 7 p.m. (doors). $21 (adv.), $26. www.40watt.com

MERIDIAN BROTHERS Avantgarde band formed in Bogotá in 1998 that experiments with mixing popular Caribbean rhythms and electronic music.

TAXICAB VERSES Local group fronted by Jim Wilson and inspired by the traditional sounds of Ghana. JAY GONZALEZ Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an affinity for ’70s power pop melodies.

KLARK SOUND Atlanta musician with folk and prog influences. Ciné

Tuesday 14

40 Watt Club

7 p.m. (doors). $21 (adv.), $26. www.40watt.com

THE LEMON TWIGS Rock band formed by brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario whose music has been described as operatic psychedelia and glam-prog.

CRYSTAL EGG Trio that combines vocal, drums and synthesizers into something between the ’60s Manhattan fringe scene and ’70s no wave.

Flicker Theatre & Bar

8 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flicker theatreandbar.com

RONNIE STONE Brooklyn-based ’80s synth-pop and dance music.

TWIN POWERS Local DJ who is also a member of DJ trio Booty Boyz.

TOKYO TEENS ’80s-inspired darkpop from Atlanta. Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

7 pm. FREE! music.uga.edu

GEORGIA CHILDREN’S CHORUS Singers age 7-18 from the greater Athens area who are trained inresidence at Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

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

AMY JAY Singer-songwriter from New York.

JOSEPH BONES Athens indie folk artist.

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

HIBBS FAMILY BAND Quartet of family members combining the textures and rhythms of bluegrass and folk music with alt-rock melodic sensibilities and lyricism. (6 p.m.) Porterhouse Grill

6–8:30 p.m. www.porterhousegrill athens.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

5/16 Parker Wierling, Desmond Myers, Andrew Scotchie, Honeypuppy (Flicker Theatre & Bar) 5/16 Fresh Ink (Georgia Museum of Art) f

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MARINA CHAVEZ Bonnie Raitt will perform a sold-out show at The Classic Center on Saturday, May 11.

bulletin board

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

AAAC QUARTERLY GRANT (Athens, GA) The Athens Area Arts Council offers $500 grants to visual and performing artists in any medium to support specific projects that enrich the culture of Athens. Rolling deadlines are June 15, Sept. 15, Dec. 15 and Mar. 15. Apply online. www. athensarts.org/support

BIPOC ARTIST/CURATOR PROJECT OPEN CALL (Lyndon House Arts Center) Seeking BIPOC individuals residing in Georgia to develop an art exhibition to be on display for 6–8 weeks at the LHAC. A stipend of $1500 is provided. www.accgov. com/9799/ArtistCurator

CALL FOR ART (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) Seeking submissions for the annual Members Exhibition. Every member is invited to submit one recent work of art of any size or medium. New members welcome. Fill out online form. Deadline May 21. Exhibition on view June 21–July 26. www.ocaf.com

CALL FOR ART (Steffen Thomas Museum of Art) Seeking submissions for the juried exhibition “Queer Perspectives.” Open to Georgia-based, LGBTQ+ identifying artists of all visual media, both emerging and professional. Deadline May 13. Exhibition runs August–December. bit.ly/QPCallForArt

CALL FOR ARTISANS (Classic City Flowers and Nursery) The Hummingbird Festival is seeking local artisans to sell their wares on May 19, 9 am.–7 p.m. Email if interested. joe@classiccityflowers.com

CALL FOR COLLECTORS (Lyndon House Arts Center) The LHAC’s “Collections from our Community” series features unique collections of objects found in the closets, cabinets and shelves of Athenians. Email if interested in displaying your collection. shelby.little@acc gov.com

CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS (Lyndon House Arts Center) Artists, artist groups and curators can submit original exhibition proposals for consideration in the arts center’s gallery schedule. Arts can also submit images of their work for consideration in larger group or themed shows. Deadline Sept. 20, 11:59 p.m. www.accgov.com/6657/ Exhibition-Proposal-Form EMERGING BLACK ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP (Athens, GA) The Athens Area Arts Council will award a $500 scholarship annually to one Black artist from a Clarke County high school who is attending, or has been accepted to, a college or university to study the arts. Deadline June 30. www.athensarts.org/ support

JOKERJOKERTV CALL FOR ARTISTS (Online) JOKERJOKERtv is actively accepting proposals for collaboration from visual, musical and video artists and curators living in Athens. Artists worldwide can also submit music videos, short films, skits and ideas to share with a weekly livestream audience. www. jokerjokertv.com/submit

OPEN STUDIOS (Lyndon House Arts Center) Studio members have access to spaces for painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewelry, fiber and woodworking.

art around town

ACE/FRANCISCO GALLERY (675 Pulaski St., Suite 1500) Jason Thrasher’s exhibition of photographs, “Kashi Washi,” documents his return to a specific street corner in Benares, India 25 years after his first visit in 1998. Through May by appointment.

ATHENAEUM (287 W. Broad St.) The MFA Exit Show “Sharpening a Screw” presents works by nine artists. Through May 9.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St.) Curated by Jon Vogt and Christina Habibi, “Parameter” includes the works of Candace Hicks, Claude-Gerard Jean and Timothy McCool. Through May 19.

ATHICA@CINÉ GALLERY (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Jason Matherly presents “What Will He Do with It?,” an exhibition of early ink drawings and new paintings emphasizing the relationships between shape and color. Through June 25.

BOGUE GALLERY AT ACC LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) The Athens Photography Guild presents a collection of images. Through June 23.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Nancy Baker Cahill: Through Lines” is a mid-career survey demonstrating the artist’s progression from drawing into digital works of art in augmented reality. Through May 19. • “Richard Prince: Tell Me Everything” includes a suite of works based on the joke archives of comedian Milton Berle. Through June 16. • “Decade of Tradition: Highlights from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection.” Through July 3. • “Kei Ito: Staring at the Face of the Sun” uses photography to examine the intergenerational trauma of nuclear disaster and the possibilities of healing and reconciliation. Through July 14.

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

JITTERY JOE’S DOWNTOWN (297 E. Broad St.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Magic Realism, nursery rhymes, limericks and children’s camp songs. Through May.

Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. $65/month. www. accgov.com/7350/Open-StudioMembership


(Athens GA) The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is seeking community members to participate in upcoming public art selection panels. Panels review, evaluate and select from submitted proposals for ACC-funded public art commissions. www.accgov.com/9656/ Public-Art-Selection-Panels



(Elberton Arts Center) Seeking six adult men and two adult women for a comedic production. Be prepared to read excerpts from the script. Open reading held June 5, 5:45 p.m. Auditions held June 17–18, 6–8 p.m. Performances held Sept. 27–29 & Oct. 4–6. tking@cityof elberton.net


A COURSE OF LOVE (Unity Athens Church) Learn a positive path for spiritual living based on A Course in Miracles. Wednesdays, 10–11:30 a.m. FREE! www.unity athens.com

ART CLASSES (K.A. Artist Shop)

The shop offers a range of fine art classes and workshops for adults, private classes and parties, summer camps, and art clubs for youth. Topics include acrylic, aqua oil, bookmaking, calligraphy, gouache,

printmaking, and watercolor. Register online. www.kaartist.com

BLACKSMITHING CLASSES (Greenhow Handmade Ironworks, Washington) A variety of classes include “Forge a Firepoker with Decorative Handle” (May 11 or June 14), “Forge a Railroad Spike Knife” (May 24 or July 26), “Forge a Three Hook Rack” (May 25), “Forge a Spear” (May 31 or July 27), “Forge Grilling Tools” (June 1), “Forge a Bottle Opener” (June 7), “Forge Garden Tools” (June 8), “Christmas Ornaments in July” (July 13) and “Forge a Tomahawk” (July 25). Classes run 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.greenhowhandmade. com/blacksmith-classes

CANOPY CLASSES & SCHOLARSHIPS (Canopy Studio) Canopy offers a variety of trapeze and aerial arts classes for children and adults. Scholarships and financial aid are available. outreach@ canopystudio.org, www.canopystudio.org/ outreach/scholarships

COOKING CLASSES (Athens Cooks) “Chinese Dumplings” will be held May 8, 6–8 p.m. $103. “Bao Bliss” will be held May 15, 6–8 p.m. $103. “Fundamentals of Wine & Food Pairings” with Pinta School of Wine will be held May 16, 6–8 p.m. “Not Your Momma’s Cookout” will be held May 22, 6–8 p.m. $103. “Making Brunch, Not so Basic” will be held May 25, 9–11 a.m. $75. “Giro Italiano” will be held May 30, 6–8 p.m. $105. Register online. www.athenscooks.com

PÉTANQUE CLUB OF ATHENS (5 Alumni Dr.) Learn to play Pétanque. RSVP for a free Wednesday introduction. athenspetanqueclub@ gmail.com, www.athenspetanque club.wixsite.com/play QPR SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING (Nuçi’s Space) Nuçi’s hosts free monthly QPR (Question,

JUST PHO… AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Oil paintings by Joseph Leone. Through May. Artists Show and Tell with Leone, Leslie Moody, Susan Pelham, Marybeth Schmeltzer and Mary Ellen Vogel held May 13, 5–7 p.m. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (211 Hoyt St.) “Linnentown Then and Now: Paintings by Caroline Coleman” is an exhibition of portraits telling the story of her family and other Linnentown community members. Through May 10. • The Window Works series presents a site-specific artwork by Atlanta artist Michael Reese that questions the perception of the Black Body against cyanotype photography popular with architectural blueprints. Through spring 2025. • Guest curated by Lizzie Zucker Saltz, “RESCUE: Waste and Redemption” presents 22 artists who transform industrial byproducts into artworks or craft objects. Through June 15. • “Inflections: Works by Kaitlin Thurlow, Maria Canzano & Morgan Auten Smith” brings together three painters who create intimate worlds to enter and reflect upon. Opening Reception May 9, 6–8 p.m. Through June 15. • Collections from our Community presents Nate Mitchell’s 45 record box collection. Through June 22. MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “John Lewis Series: Painting by Benny Andrews” features 17 paintings by Andrews depicting the life of late U.S. Congressman John Lewis and the Civil Rights Movement. • Photographer Emily Jenkins Followill shares images that capture an appreciation for the beauty of the past and an eye for the present in “Enhancing History: The Beauty of Land & Spaces in the South.” Through May 10. • In celebration of National Women’s History Month, the gallery shares 13 photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864–1952) taken in Madison in 1939 of seven antebellum homes and one church as part of the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South. Through May. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (34 School St., Watkinsville)

“Southeastern Pastel Society: All About Pastels” is a juried members exhibition featuring works from across the region. Through June 1. • “Perspective: A Journey into Mental Health” is a solo exhibition by Bobbi Johnson. Through June 1.

OGLETHORPE GARAGE (1560 Oglethorpe Ave.) Bart King’s exhibition consists of images produced with a flatbed scanner and natural objects. Opening Reception and Forest Heights Blueberry Festival Kickoff & Community Forum May 2, 6 p.m. Through mid-June.

“Linnentown Then and Now: Paintings by Caroline Coleman” closes at the Lyndon House Arts Center on Friday, May 10.

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/qpr


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

WINE CLASSES (J’s Bottle Shop Tasting Room) “Orangeworld: An Intro to Orange Wines” will be held May 11, 6:30–8 p.m. $25. “Smell the Flowers! Wines for Spring” will be held at Foxglove Plant Bar on May 15, 6–7:30 p.m. $20. “Portuguese Wines: Beyond Port” will be

held May 23 at 6:30–8 p.m. $25. www.pintaschoolofwine.com

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

YOGA CLASSES (Let It Be Yoga Studio, Watkinsville) Classes are offered in Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, beginner, gentle and other styles. Check online calendar for weekly offerings. www.letitbeyoga.org

Help Out

ADOPT-A-MOM (Athens, GA) The Ark’s 10th annual Adopt-a-Mom distributes flower bouquets and cards to nursing home patients and single mothers. Donate $25 to “adopt a mom” for Mother’s Day.

PORCELAIN AND DECORATIVE ARTS MUSEUM (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) Two new collections celebrating the connection between art and nature include a complete Jasperware tea set from Wedgewood in England and a series of hand-carved coconut vessels.

THE ROOK & PAWN (294 W. Washington St.) “Serenade” features works by over 20 artists including Keith P. Rein, Sierra Kirsche, Kendall Rogers, Jesse Raven and Delaney Dusch. Through June.

STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) “Peace in Our Time: Steffen Thomas Meisterwerke from the Lowrance Collection” shares works collected by Marjorie and Richard Lowrance over the span of 60 years. Through July 23.

TIF SIGFRIDS (393 N. Finley St.) “Bedroom Furniture” includes artwork by Austin Eddy, Carol John, Albert Mertz, Jorge Pardo and Adrianne Rubenstein. Through May 17.

UGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER LOBBY GALLERY (230 River Rd.) The new gallery debuts with large-scale paintings from Margaret Morrison’s “Paradigm Shift,” a series created after Morrison began questioning historical aspects of her closely held Mormon faith. Through July 26.

UGA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “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. • Developed by James W. Porter, Meigs Professor of Ecology emeritus at UGA, “Sunken Treasure: The Art and Science of Coral Reefs” explores the marine lives of coral through specimens and photographs. Through July 3. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS CLEMENTS GALLERY (780 Timothy Rd.) “The Three Graces” is a collaborative art exhibit by Elizabeth Bishop-Martin, Starr Ramsey Helms and Kim Kendall. Through June 23.

WINTERVILLE LIBRARY (115 Marigold Ln., Winterville) The 2024 Marigold Festival Art Show features this year’s winning festival artwork by Mary Ann Cox as well as other entries from the call for art. Through May.

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Proceeds also benefit The Ark’s Single Working Mother’s Fund. Through May 31. www.athensark. org/adopt-a-mom

ADOPT AN ANIMAL (Bear Hollow Zoo) Different sponsorship levels are available to “adopt” a zoo resident. Donations are used for exhibits, food and wildlife education. 706-613-3580


(Sandy Creek Nature Center) Sandy Creek Nature Center, Inc., is seeking new members for its board of directors. Brochures and applications are available online. scncinc@gmail.com, www.sandy creeknaturecenterinc.org/boardmembers


AN EPIC ADVENTURE AT SEA (First Baptist Church) Children who have completed Pre-K through 6th grade can participate in a summer camp. June 10–13, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! sharon@firstbaptistathens.org, www.firstbaptistathens.org


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


(Greenhow Handmade Ironworks) Ages 13 and up can learn basic blacksmithing skills through different hands-on projects like making fire pokers, tomahawks, scrolls, hooks and more. Materials, fuel and tools are included. July 8–12, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $525. www.greenhow handmade.com/blacksmith-classes

BRELLA ACTIVITIES (’BRELLA STUDIO) After-school art lessons for ages 6–11 include drawing and mixed media activities and are held Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Family Playgroups are for ages 0–5 and their caregivers. Check website for descriptions and meeting times. www.brellastudio.com/events

CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES (Treehouse Kid & Craft) Treehouse offers a variety of art-centric activities for children, such as “Crafty Maker Mondays,” “Storytime with Mr. Doodles,” “Digital Art Designer,” “Baby Artists,” “Toddler Process Art,” “Creative Playtime,” “Saturday Craft” and more. Check website for current schedule. www.treehouse kidandcraft.com

FARM CAMP (Sweet Olive Farm) This all-outdoor camp for ages 6–12 includes caring for and interacting with the animals, creek time in the woods, outdoor crafts, games, music, art-making, writing and exploring the farm. Mondays–Fridays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. during the summer. Register online. www. sweetolivefarm.org

GROUPS AT REBLOSSOM (ReBlossom) A variety of classes, playgroups and support groups are offered for parents and young children. Topics include birth and breastfeeding, prenatal and parent-baby yoga, instrument play, maternal mental health and more. Check website for a schedule. www. reblossomathens.com

LEARN TO SWIM (Multiple Locations) The ACC Leisure Services Department offers swim lessons for children ages 3 and up at Heard Park, Lay Park, Memorial Park and Rocksprings Park including “Swim School” and “Parent/Tot Swim School.” $33 (residents), $50 (non-residents). The department’s Kinderswim program is offered to five-year-olds at no cost. www.acc gov.com/myrec

LIBRARY STORYTIMES (ACC Library) Storytime for preschool aged children and their caregivers is offered every Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. www.athens library.org

LUTHEROAD DAYCAMP (Holy Cross Lutheran Church) Camp for rising 1st–6th graders runs June 24–27, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and June 28, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. www.holycrossathens.com/ lutheroad


CAMPS (Foxfire Woods and Farm)

Offering three weeks of outdoor summer camp, including a half-day camp for preschoolers ages 3.5–6. Themes include survival skills, kinetics and simple machines, and outdoor exploration. www.foxfire woodsandfarm.com

SUMMER ART CAMPS (K.A. Artist Shop) Art Camps for Promising Young Artists are offered for half or full days Mondays–Fridays during the summer. Activities range from drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, illustration, calligraphy and character design. www.kaartist.com

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION (Athens, GA) ACC Leisure Services Department offers camps highlighting art, nature education, sports and theater. Now registering. www. accgov.com/myrec

TREEHOUSE SUMMER CAMPS (Treehouse Kid & Craft) Camps are offered in a variety of themes including “Mini Museum,” “Wonderful Wizards,” “Craft Inc. Business,” “Mouse Palace Camp,” “Camp Swiftie” and more. Visit the website for details, dates and to register. www.treehousekidandcraft.com

UGA SUMMER ART CAMP (Lamar Dodd School of Art) High school students with a passion for the arts are invited to participate in a fourday camp featuring drawing, painting, printmaking and photography. June 24–27. summerartcamp@ uga.edu, art.uga.edu/programs/ community-programs/uga-summerart-camp

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (Athens First United Methodist Church) Kids entering grades K-5 in the fall can participate in a summer camp exploring faith and the deep blue sea through various games, music, snacks and activities. June 3–6, 9 a.m.–12:25 p.m. www.athensfirst um.org/scuba

WILD EARTH CAMP (Piedmont Preserve) Wild Earth Camp offers summer camps and homeschool programs for ages 4–13. Participants explore the natural environment through games, storytelling, free play and teaching earth skills. Register online. www.wildearth camp.org

Support Groups

ACA ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS AND DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES (Holy Cross Lutheran Church) This support group meets weekly. Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m. annetteanelson@gmail.com

AL-ANON 12 STEP (Multiple Locations) Recovery for people affected by someone else’s drinking. Free daytime and evening meetings are held several times throughout the week in Athens. Tuesday meetings, 1:30–2:30 p.m., are held at Watkinsville United Methodist Church. www.ga-al-anon.org

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (Athens, GA) If you think you have a problem with alcohol, call the AA hotline or visit the website for a schedule of meetings in Barrow, Clarke, Jackson and Oconee Counties. 706-389-4164, www.athens aa.org


(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

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP (St. Mary’s Hospital, 5th Floor Therapy Room) This support group for survivors of traumatic head injury, their families, friends and caregivers offers friendship, information about resources and opportunities for advocacy. Every third Monday, 4:30–6 p.m. Contact Floretta Johnson, 706-353-1892, floretta. johnson@stmarysathens.org

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP (Oconee Presbyterian Church)

Peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Second Monday of the month, 6:30–8 p.m. FREE! joannehnamihallga@gmail.com

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. Second and fourth Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.byyourleave.org

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 the month, 1 p.m. gpnoblet@ bellsouth.net


(Revolution Therapy and Yoga)

This open support group for adults practicing or considering polyamory or nonmonogamy discusses navigating jealousy, polysaturation, relationships with metamours and polyamorous parenting. Thursdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m. $10 donation. www.revolutiontherapyandyoga.com

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. www.athensrecoverydharma.org

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE (Nuçi’s Space) SOS is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Meets the third Wednesday of every month, 5:30–7:30 p.m. www.nuci.org

Word on the Street


(Broad River Campground) The Broad River Watershed Association hosts a guided kayak trip to see the rare shoal lilies. Bring your own kayak or canoe. A walk to the lilies is also available. RSVP. $25/float, $5/parking. May 18, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (float). 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. (walk). info@brwa.org

BIKE REPAIR STATIONS (Multiple Locations) Over 15 free bike repair stations are located across Athens

with tools, an air pump and a QR code for quick guides on basic bike repairs. Visit the website for participating locations. www.accgov. com/10584/Bike-Repair-Stations

DIAMOND HILL FARM CSA (Athentic Brewing Co.) The Community Supported Agriculture program offers a variety of seasonal vegetables, fruits and/or flowers directly to consumers each week. Check website for weekly pickup locations, home delivery details and to register. $15 (flower share), $25–35 (farm box). www.diamondhillfarm athens.com

INTERNATIONAL COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK (Multiple Locations) Various compost workshops, giveaways, sales and games will be held in celebration of ICAW. Check website for schedule of events. May 5–11. www.accgov. com/6542/International-CompostAwareness-Week MUSIC AND ARTS EDUCATION GRANTS (Athens, GA) AthFest Educates will award a total of $65,000 to music and arts education programs for local students. Applicants may request up to $5,000. Check website for requirements. Applications accepted May 10–Aug. 24. www.athfesteducates. org

RABBIT HOLE EVENTS (Rabbit Hole Studios) Weekly events include Open Mic (Tuesdays, 7–11 p.m.), Acoustic Song Circle (Thursdays, 7–11 p.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

SEEKING MUSIC (Athens, GA) Seeking music submissions for the third season of “View Finders,” a locally produced TV series that will air on national PBS. Music can vary from electronic, ambient, hip hop, folk, Americana, rock, country, blues, classical and beyond. Contact for submission form. chrisgreer photography@gmail.com, www. viewfindersontv.com

SEVENTH GENERATION (Multiple Locations) Seventh Generation Native American Church hosts gatherings on Sundays at 11 a.m. at Rabbit Hole Studios. Men’s Group meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Healing Path Farm. www.seventhgenerationnativeamericanchurch.org

SILHOUETTES WITH TIM ARNOLD (Treehouse Kid & Craft) Silhouette artist Tim Arnold will offer cut portraits of children, adults and pets. Book an appointment online. May 8–9. www.treehousekidandcraft. com

SPLASH PADS (Multiple Locations) The Walker Park Splash Pad will be open weekends only May 11–May 19 and Aug. 3–Sept. 2, plus regular hours May 25–July 28. The Rocksprings Park Splash Pad opens for the season on May 25. www.acc gov.com/splashpad

SPRING TIRE ROUND-UP (ACC Landfill and CHaRM) Bring unwanted tires to dispose of at no charge. Limited to six tires per person. May 20–25. www.accgov. com/8116/Tire-Round-Up-Event VHS DIGITIZATION (Athens, GA) 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 f

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event calendar

Wednesday 8

ART: Artful Conversation: John F. Peto (Georgia Museum of Art) Mallory Lind, associate curator of education, will lead a discussion on John F. Peto’s “Old Time Letter Rack.” 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgia museum.org

CLASSES: Salsa Dancing (El Carretonero) Join SALSAthens for Cuban salsa lessons that meet a variety of dance abilities, including beginners. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. (advanced), 7:30 p.m. (beginner/ intermediate). $10. SALSAthens Dancing@gmail.com

COMEDY: Gorgeous George’s Improv League (Buvez) Townie improv that invites you to bring suggestions to help create improv magic. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.flying squidcomedy.com

EVENTS: Drinking Water Treatment Plant Tour (J.G. Beacham Drinking Water Treatment Plant) In honor of National Beverage Day the plant will offer a free walking tour, a water taste test challenge and a variety of beverages from a water bar. Registration required. 6 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/activities

FILM: Blood Everywhere (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Screening of the 1972 horror film SevenBlood Stained Orchids. 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/ ClassicCityTriviaCo

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

KIDSTUFF: Garden Gnome Compost Program (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) This five- to 10minute drop-in activity encourages kids to engage in different ways with the garden galleries. May 8 & 10, 2–4 p.m. May 11, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! botgarden.uga.edu

KIDSTUFF: Edible Compost Teen Activity (ACC Library) Join to take part in edible compost activities. 4 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com

KIDSTUFF: Teen Anime Club (Oconee County Library) Join other fans of manga and anime to discover books, play games, snack and watch anime. Grades 6–12. 7 –8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee

PERFORMANCE: Rak The Watt (40 Watt Club) Students of the Sangha Yoga Studio at the Healing Arts Centre and special guests will showcase belly dances of different styles. 7 p.m. (doors), 7:30 p.m. (show). $5. www.40watt.com

Thursday 9

ART: Artist Reception (Lyndon House Arts Center) The exhibition “Inflections” features works by Kaitlin Thurlow, Maria Canzano and Morgan Auten Smith. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/exhibits

COMEDY: Comedy in the Cellar (Onward Reserve) Athens Comedy presents a lineup of touring and local comedians. Thursdays, 8 p.m. $7–12. www.facebook.com/ athenscomedy

EVENTS: Justice For Jaden Barnett Rally (ACC Courthouse) The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement is leading a rally in opposition to criminal charges being dismissed in the Barnett v. Tatum trial. 6 p.m. FREE! www. aadmovement.org

FILM: Tokusatsu Thursdays (ACC Library) A screening of 1957 Japanese sci-fi fantasy film The Mysterians. 6 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org

GAMES: Adult Dungeons & Dragons (Bogart Library) A gaming session for players of all skill levels. Ages 18 & up. 6 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: The Lord of the Rings Themed Trivia (Athentic Brewing Co.) Test your The Lord of the Rings trivia knowledge based on the books and movies with host Erin. 7–9 p.m. FREE! www.athenticbrewing.com

KIDSTUFF: Pre-K Program Sweet Pea Club (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Families can join for a morning of adventure including songs, puppets, stories, hikes and games. Ages 3–5. Registration required. 10:15 a.m. FREE! bot. uga.edu

KIDSTUFF: Homeschool Club (Oconee County Library) Drop in to meet other homeschool families and enjoy crafts, games and snacks for the end of spring semester party. Ages 8–12. 2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

KIDSTUFF: LEGO Club (Oconee County Library) Drop in to free build and create, or do one of the fun LEGO challenges. Ages 5–12. Thursdays, 3:30–5:30. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/oconee

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

PERFORMANCE: In Your Dreams (40 Watt Club) Speakeasy Dance presents an evening of dance performances in different styles. 8:30 p.m. (doors), 9 p.m. (show). $10 (adv.), $12. www.40watt.com

SPORTS: Classic City Pétanque Club (Lay Park) New players welcome. Scheduled days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. info@petanque.org, www.athenspetanque.org

Friday 10

ART: Morning Mindfulness (Georgia Museum of Art) Instructor-led meditation, movement and mindfulness techniques in the galleries. Email to RSVP. 9:30 a.m. FREE! gmoatours@uga.edu

CLASSES: Tech Tips (Oglethorpe Co. Library) Drop in to ask questions and get one-on-one help with a variety of technology topics. First come, first served. 12–2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

EVENTS: Talking Coyote (Dudley Park) Coyote researchers will cover a wide range of topics about the mysterious urban predator, including how to keep your family and pets safe. All ages. Registration required. 6 p.m. FREE! www.acc govga.myrec.com

GAMES: Mahjong Club (Winterville Cultural Center) Learn to play the ancient Chinese game of Mahjong. Tuesdays & Fridays, 1–4 p.m. $1. www.wintervillecenter.com

GAMES: Chess Club (Winterville Cultural Center) Join others for a weekly chess competition. Fridays, 6–10 p.m. FREE! www.winterville center.com

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

KIDSTUFF: Fantastic Friday (Bishop Park) An instructor supervises while a parent/caregiver leads their little ones through obstacle courses. Ages 1–4 years. Register online. 10–11:30 a.m. $7.50 (ACC residents), $11.25 (non-ACC residents). www.accgovga.myrec.com

KIDSTUFF: Garden Gnome Compost Program (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) This five- to 10minute drop-in activity encourages kids of all ages to engage in different ways with the garden galleries. May 8 & 10, 2–4 p.m. May 11, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! botgarden. uga.edu

LECTURES & LIT: Composting Basics (Oconee County Library) The Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission will answer questions about composting and have bins to give away. 5 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/oconee

LECTURES & LIT: Author Talk & Book Signing (Avid Bookshop) Authors Mic Crenshaw & Moe Bowstern discuss their book It Did Happen Here: An Antifascist People’s History. 7 p.m. FREE! www. avidbookshop.com

THEATER: The Cemetery Club (The Elbert Theatre) Three Jewish widows navigate life, new love and the challenges of friendship in this heartfelt performance. May 10–11 & 17–18, 7 p.m. May 12 & 19, 2 p.m. $9-17. www.bigtickets.com/ events/elbert-theatre

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CLASSES: Cyanotype Workshop (Georgia Museum of Art) Join artist Kristen Bach to experiment with sun-exposure printing. Register by email. 2 p.m. FREE! gmoa-tours@ uga.edu

CLASSES: Intro to Orange Wines (J’s Bottle Shop Tasting Room) Learn about and taste from a variety of orange wines. 6:30 p.m. $25. www.pintaschoolofwine.com

EVENTS: Winterville Marigold Festival (Pittard Park) During this family-friendly festival, there will be a 10K, parade, vendors, kids activities and live music. 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.marigoldfestival. com

EVENTS: Friends of the Library Yard Sale (Madison County Library) The cash-only yard sale will feature donated items like kitchen items, crafting supplies, toys, books, games and clothing in benefit of the library. 8 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org/madison

EVENTS: Art Mart (Lyndon House Art Center) Browse locally crafted paintings, prints, jewelry, pottery, folk art, sculptures and more. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.accgov.com/ 10927/Art-Mart-2024

EVENTS: West Broad Farmers Market (Rocksprings Park Pavilion) Vendors will be on site with fresh produce, local fare, rare plants, artisan goods and more. Saturdays, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.athens landtrust.org/wbfm

EVENTS: Really, Really Free Market (Reese and Pope Park) Just like a yard sale, but everything is free. Bring what you can, take what you need. Second Saturday of every month. 12–1:30 p.m. www.face book.com/RRFMAthens

EVENTS: Snake Day (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Celebrate snakes with games, activities, crafts, live snakes interactions and more. 12–4 p.m. $5. www.accgov.com

EVENTS: Earthday Everyday 2024 (Southern Brewing Co.) Third annual event featuring workshops, art market, and a lineup of local musicians including Cardynal, Trvy & the Enemy, The Fergusons and more. 2 p.m.–2 a.m. $20–30. www. instagram.com/afterglo222

KIDSTUFF: Garden Gnome Compost Program (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) This five- to 10minute drop-in activity encourages kids to engage in different ways with the garden galleries. May 8 & 10, 2–4 p.m. May 11, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! botgarden.uga.edu

KIDSTUFF: LEGO Club (Oglethorpe Co. Library) Drop in to free build. All ages. 11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oglethorpe

KIDSTUFF: Pancakes and Pajamas with Mom (Oconee County Library) A Mother’s Day celebration with breakfast foods, crafts and fun photo opportunities. Registration required. 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/oconee

MEETINGS: Community Organizers Networking Meeting (AADM Justice Center and Bookstore) Enjoy breakfast with community-minded professionals and discuss how you can work together to creative a more inclusive and equitable Athens. Registration required. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.aadmovement.org

PERFORMANCE: Athens Showgirl Cabaret Drag For All (Hendershot’s) Enjoy a fabulous night of fun with open drag night. 7:30 p.m. (sign-ups), 8–11 p.m. $5. www. athensshowgirlcabaret.com

THEATER: The Cemetery Club (The Elbert Theatre) Three Jewish widows navigate life, new love and the challenges of friendship in this heartfelt performance. May 10–11 & 17–18, 7 p.m. May 12 & 19, 2 p.m. $9-17. www.bigtickets.com/ events/elbert-theatre

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CLASSES: Mixed Media with Mom Workshop (K.A. Artist Shop) Local artist Lauren Adams will guide

attendees in creating one-of-a-kind mixed media projects. 2 p.m. $35. www.kaartist.com

COMEDY: Best of Athens Comedy (The Globe) Athens Comedy presents a lineup of touring and local comedians. Sundays, 9 p.m. $7. www.athenscomedy.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

SPORTS: Classic City Pétanque Club (Lay Park) New players welcome. Scheduled days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. info@petanque.org, www.athenspetanque.org

THEATER: The Cemetery Club (The Elbert Theatre) Three Jewish widows navigate life, new love and the challenges of friendship in this heartfelt performance. May 10–11 & 17–18, 7 p.m. May 12 & 19, 2 p.m. $9-17. www.bigtickets.com/ events/elbert-theatre

Monday 13

ART: Artist Talk (Just Pho) Local artists Joseph Leone, Leslie Moody, Susan Pelham, Marybeth Schmeltzer and Mary Ellen Vogel will display work and discuss their processes. 5–7 p.m. FREE!

CLASSES: DIY: Fabric Yo-Yos (Oconee County Library) Learn how to hand sew fabric yo-yos and create a variety of crafts. 7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

COMEDY: Sake Bomb Open Mic Comedy (Cozy Bar) Watch a variety of comedians perform new material or join in with your own standup routine. Every Monday, 9 p.m. FREE! www.athenscomedy.com

GAMES: General Trivia with Erin (Athentic Brewing Co.) Test your trivia knowledge with host Erin. Mondays, 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/ ClassicCityTriviaCo

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

GAMES: Team Trivia (Southern Brewing Co.) Test your trivia knowledge with host Team Trivia. Mondays, 7 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

KIDSTUFF: Monday Funday (Bogart Library) Join Ms. Donna for songs, fingerplays, storytelling and STEAM activities. Ages 3–7 years. Registration suggested. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

MEETINGS: Classic City Rotary (Athentic Brewing Co.) The local chapter meets weekly. Mondays, 11:30 a.m. FREE! www.athentic brewing.com

MEETINGS: Hook and Needle (Winterville Cultural Center) A crafting group with a focus on creating and contributing blanket projects for Project Linus. Second Mondays, 2 p.m. FREE! www.wintervillecenter. com

MEETINGS: Pen Pals Writing Group (Oconee County Library) Meet other writers, share your writing experiences and get feedback on your work. Second Mondays, 5:30 p.m. Fourth Mondays, 4 p.m.

FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/ oconee

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CLASSES: ESOL (Bogart Library) Learn or polish your English skills using Mango languages online and in-person basic conversation and vocabulary. 12:30 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/bogart

CLASSES: Organizing & Care for Family Collections (ACC Library) Learn tips from Heritage Room staff with archival preservation experience on how to best organize and store family heirlooms. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

CLASSES: Reiki Circle (Serenity Attunement) Connect in meditation and learn more about Reiki. Second Tuesdays, 6 p.m. $22. www.serenity attunement.com

EVENTS: Fashion Show (Lyndon House Arts Center) The Teen Fashion Design & Sewing Club will showcase their designs inspired by the Renaissance Era. 6 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/LyndonHouse Arts

GAMES: Mahjong Club (Winterville Cultural Center) Learn to play the ancient Chinese game of Mahjong. Tuesdays & Fridays, 1–4 p.m. $1. www.wintervillecenter.com

GAMES: Tuesday Night Shenanigans (Southern Brewing Co.) Play board games and arcade games on site, bring your own games or even your D&D group. Tuesdays, 5–10 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (White Tiger Deluxe) Test your trivia knowledge. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. www. facebook.com/DirtySouthTrivia

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/ ClassicCityTriviaCo

GAMES: Singo! (Beef O’Brady’s) Win gift certificates and prizes at this music bingo night. Tuesdays, 7–9 p.m. www.beefobradys.com/athens

KIDSTUFF: Toddler Tuesday: Fun in the Sun (Georgia Museum of Art) Enjoy art and storytime in the galleries, then complete an art activity. Ages 18 months to 3 years. RSVP by email. 10 a.m. FREE! gmoa-tours@uga.edu

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

MEETINGS: Athens Fibercraft Guild (Lyndon House Art Center) Members will present their completed challenge projects and have the opportunity to participate in a swap meet. 12:30–2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensfiber.org

MEETINGS: Knot Just For Knitters (Oconee County Library) Bring your own crafting project to work on while chatting with fellow crafters. Tuesdays, 3–5 p.m. FREE! www. athenslibrary.org/oconee

SPORTS: Classic City Pétanque Club (Lay Park) New players welcome. Scheduled days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. info@petanque.org, www.athenspetanque.org f

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Experienced tutor to teach reading basics to adult male. 1-2 hours a week, flexible. Located on Oglethorpe Ave. Call Jen at 352-239-3484.

The Inter-Community Council, Inc. (ICC) is seeking an Administrative Coordinator. This position provides support for the ICC office, located at 156 Parkview Homes, Mon. & Wed. 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Tue. & Thurs. 1–6 p.m. Applicants must have excellent customer service skills, a teamwork attitude and a desire to work with a diverse population of people. Must be 18+, have a high school diploma (or GED equivalent), min. three years offce administration experience (or equivalent training) and preferably be a current resident of the Athens Housing Authority. Drug test, background check and valid GA driver’s license required. Applications are available at the Athens Housing Authority (300 S. Rockspring St. Mon–Fri. 8 a.m.–5 p.m.) Deadline for applications: March 15, 2023. Phone calls not accepted!

White Tiger is now hiring for all positions at the Athens and Watkinsville locations! No experience necessary. Email work history or resume to catering@whitetiger gourmet.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



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Hummingbird Festival is looking for local artisans to sell their wares. Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Classic City Flowers and Nursery on May 19th. Email joe@classiccityflowers.com for more information.


Attention Prospective Builders! East Athens Development Corporation respectfully requests your interest and proposal for the RFP linked here: https:// spaces.hightail.com/receive/ o8k2jKZC92. Contact below for questions. RFP Contact info: bbacon@wa engineering.com (762)728-9166

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