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www.wikihow.com/Butterfly-Kiss Do you ever wonder how to give your child or loved one a true butterfly kiss? Visit the website which gives step-by-step instructions. If you want to explore other ways of kissing, wikihow.com has plenty of suggestions.

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“Mayan Blue” explores the underwater, preclassical Mayan city, Samabaj, which rests underneath Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. PAGE 10 Film reviewer Jeff Marker has a Q&A with “Mayan Blue” director Rafael Garcia, who is from Atlanta and lives in Athens. PAGE 10

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Jimmy Buffet tribute band, Pirates of the Opry, kick off the second annual Hawgin’ on Lanier BBQ competition at Laurel Park. PAGE 4

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Children of all ages will descend upon Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville to set free thousands of Painted Lady butterflies during the 17th annual Friends of the Parks Butterfly Release. PAGE 5

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Joe Gransden and Kenny Banks close out The Art Council’s “Evening of Intimate Jazz” series with a Saturday night concert at Smithgall Arts Center. PAGE 6


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Children will release 1,500 Painted Lady Butterflies at 3pm. If it rains, butterflies will be released under the pavilion. Call 770.531.2680 or visit www.gainesville.org/friends-of-the-parks. Wilshire Trails Park is located off Pearl Nix Pkwy - Chestatee Rd/Wilshire Trails

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Brenau readies for barbecue competition From staff reports

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All kinds of barbecue, including ribs, are judged at the Hawgin’ on Lanier BBQ competition. The second annual barbecue competition kicks off with a concert Friday at Laurel Park.

Goin’ whole hawg Buffet tribute band kicks off BBQ contest From staff reports Jimmy Buffet tribute band Pirates of the Opry will kick off the second annual Hawgin’ on Lanier BBQ competition with a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Laurel Park. Proceeds from the concert on the shores of Lake Lanier will go to the Hall County Animal Shelter’s Adoption Programs. Other Friday night activities include a 5-kilometer mud and obstacle run, car show and a Kansas City Barbeque Society and Georgia Barbeque Championship sanctioned event. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, activities will include a petting zoo, inflatables and train ride for children and the barbecue competition and car show for adults. Proceeds on Saturday will benefit the Gainesville Jaycees, who will sell barbecue dinners at the Friday night concert. Tickets for the concert are $15 each or $300 for a table of eight including dinner. Tickets can be purchased by calling Katie Crumley at 770-297-5504 or emailing kcrumley@hallcounty.org. Individual tickets will also be available at the door. Tickets for Saturday are $5 per person with children younger than 6 free. All tickets sold at the gate and includes entry to car show. Tickets for the “People’s Choice” BBQ taste testing are $10 per

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Scott Checkoway prepares a pork butt for judging.

person. Attendees are welcome to come by boat or car. Amphitheater seating is available. Guests may choose to bring lawn chairs or blankets for grass seating. For more information, call 770-297-5504 or visit gainesvillejaycees.org/pages/124/ attend-the-bbq-competition.

The fifth annual Brenau Barbecue Championship — the university’s annual fundraising event for scholarships — will kick off Memorial Day weekend on the college campus. Winners of the annual barbecue championship will receive automatic bids to compete in the World Barbeque Championship finals Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 in Las Vegas. Starting as a Memphis Barbecue Network competition, the 2013 Brenau event will be open for competitors in the Georgia Barbecue Association. The MBN competition grew out of the famous Memphis in May event — the Super Bowl of barbecue. Professional cook teams from the Southeast converge on the Brenau University Gainesville campus to compete in three different divisions: whole hog, shoulder shank and ribs. Local “Backyard Braggarts” also get in the spirit by competing in ribs and Boston butt with the same folks who judge the pros. Gainesville competitors: Almighty Smoke Masters, Blaker’s BBQ, Hemhocks, J.Reid’s BBQ & Stew, Legally Smokin Docs, Natural Born Smokers, Rick’s Smokin’ Pig BBQ, Skyline Contracting, Smokin’ Butts BBQ, Sweet Butts BBQ, Team Recess and Yellowfin, Tuff Dawg Grillers and Two Little Piggs of Gainesville. Other Georgia competitors include:

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The Bubba Grills team flips its whole hog during the 2012 Brenau Barbecue Championship. Bubba Grills took fourth runner-up in the whole hog category.

AnarQue of Bolingbroke, Beauford’s Smokehouse of Kennesaw, Big Daddy’s Bar-B-Que of Marietta, Biteback BBQ of McDonough, Butts & Brews of Athens, Dixie Que of Macon, Nada Chance BBQ of Dacula, Grillin’ Magic BBQ Team of Decatur, John Jarrard’s Rhythm & Drool BBQ of Oakwood, Jurassic Pork of Norcross, Lazy Bear Barbeque of Oakwood, Low Country Longshots of Vienna, Ninja Pig BBQ of Oakwood, Properly Smoked of Chamblee, Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack of Jackson, Smoked Hawg Walking of Smyra, Smokey Butts of Meansville, Smokin’ 42 BBQ of Tifton, Smokin’ AJ’s BBQ of Warner Robins and Swamp Cat BBQ of Suwanee. Competitors from out of state are: Diamond D Cooking Team of Newton, Miss.; Forrest’s Fine Foods of Cottondale, Fla.;

Ranucci’s Big Butt BBQ of Belmont, N.C.; and Smoke Shack BBQ of North Augusta, S.C. On Saturday, locals will invade the campus for an all-day festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. when prizes are awarded. Christina White, dean of admissions for the Sidney O. Smith Jr. Graduate School and organizer of the children’s activities, said the festival will include a staffed play area for smaller children — a “Kid’s Corner” including an inflatable obstacle courses, balls, hula-hoops and a little water fun. Gainesville’s Old Friends Car Club will sponsor a classic car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds benefit scholarships to Brenau University for students in the Gainesville-Hall County area. Last year’s competition netted more than $80,000. Visit www.brenau.edu/ focus/bbq/ for information.


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goo family Children can learn to draw family tree From staff reports Do your children know the maiden names of their grandmothers? Do your children know where their grandfathers were born? If not, then you and your children may attend an “Ask Granny” seminar and create a personal family tree for free Wednesday, May 22, at the Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson. The seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. is an educational outreach program featuring Judy Russell and Ann Reynolds of the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society. Both have experience encouraging people to record their own family history. Families will be instructed on how to record on the provided ancestor charts. It will be a simple, easy way to document your family’s history on paper. No computers are required. The free seminar is part of its Lunch and Learn series and will be upstairs in the museum with the program beginning at noon. Due to the workshop nature of the program, reservations are required. Space is limited to 20 attendees. Those who attend may bring lunch or preorder a bag lunch for $5. Call the museum at 706-367-5307 to order lunch or confirm attendance no later than Tuesday, May 21. Lunch may be prepaid with a credit card over the phone or stop by the museum at 28 College Street in Jefferson to pay with cash or check.

Mountain Laurel Festival to descend on Clarkesville From staff reports The 51st anniversary of the Mountain Laurel Festival will be Saturday, May 18, in Clarkesville. The festival, now a Top 20 event for the third consecutive year, has grown well beyond a regional event to attracting multi-state attention. Plans for the event include: ■■ Finale fireworks show ■■ Fine art and craft vendors in and around the square ■■ Outdoor food court ■■ Children’s activities ■■ Clarkesville Lions Club parade ■■ Traditional Appalachian lifestyle demonstrations, including music, wood-turning, spinning and other needle arts, on the grounds of the Historic Mauldin House ■■ Tours of Millinery Shop and Big Holly Cabin ■■ Artist John Kollock will sketch children in the garden ■■ Duck Race in Soque River (sponsored by Volunteers for Literacy) ■■ Entertainment acts throughout the day

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Butterflies to grace skies Locals to set Painted Ladies free in area park From staff reports About 1,500 butterflies will take flight for the first time to the delight of hundreds of children at the 17th annual Friends of the Parks Butterfly Release. Free activities for children will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Wilshire Trails Park along Pearl Nix Parkway in Gainesville. Events include face painting by Gainesville High School cheerleaders, butterfly dancers from Heather Wayne Dance Group, paper sailboat races in the creek, butterfly cookies for decorating and puppies to view from the humane society. Then at 3 p.m., every child will be handed an envelope containing a Painted Lady butterfly to

release into the park. A winner for the T-shirt butterfly design will be presented that afternoon prior to the release. The design is selected each year from several hundred entries from a specific grade school goes on the T-shirts. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase. About 35 exhibitors will line the walkway of the park with their crafts, trinkets and information. Free parking is available at Woods Mill Academy and Gainesville High School with shuttles running from the schools to the park. In case of rain, the butterflies will be released under the pavilion. For more information, call 770-531-2680.

Family Dinner Craft Week, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16-17. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville. $1 with paid admission to museum.

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Lisa Wright watches a butterfly flutter away during last year’s Friends of the Parks annual Butterfly Release.

770-536-1900. Stars Over Elachee, Gainesville. 8-10 p.m. May 18. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. Learn about astronomy and how to use a telescope. Bring a flashlight and pencil. Reservations required. $10 adults, $5 children

ages 2-12 and Elachee members free. 770-535-1976, elachee.org. Frog Craft Week, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 20-24. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville. $1 with paid admission to museum, INK Members are free. 770-536-1900.

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Folk music legend, singersongwriter and multiinstrumentalist John McCutcheon will perform at McCutcheon 8 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at The Crimson Moon Cafe in Dahlonega. The tour celebrates McCutcheon’s 40th anniversary in the music business. During his career, he has produced 35 albums, the most recent being “This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America,” on Appalsongs Records. This Weekend Released 100 years after Guthrie’s birth, May “This Land” brings 17Th, 18Th, & 19Th together old favorites Friday: 9-5, and lesser-known gems saTurday: 9-6 with McCutcheon’s sunday: 10-5 array of instruments and arrangements, plus anTiques, musical guests such

From staff reports Joe Gransden and Kenny Banks will close out The Art Council’s 2013 concert series “Evenings of Intimate Jazz” with a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center in Gainesville. The series offers unique opportunities to enjoy Jazz masters instantaneously compose, edit, revise and perform their rhythmical extrapolations up-close and personal. Tickets are $30 per person or $25 each with the purchase of six or more tickets. For tickets, call 770-534-2787 or visit www.TheArtsCouncil.net. A free coffee and refreshment bar will be available to all patrons. Patrons may bring their own beverages of choice to the venue. Glasses and ice will be provided. Gransden has performed worldwide and released 10 CDs under his own name. Renowned first for the hard bop approach of his trumpet, Gransden’s singing voice has been compared Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra. “When I first heard Joe nine years ago, I immediately thought of Chet,” said Jazziz magazine critic James Rozzi, “but lately his voice has taken on its own style with a deeper resonance. His trumpet has always alternated lyricism with an aggressive, angular approach. He has the ability to cover the gamut of emotions.” Banks is a jazz pianist,

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Joe Gransden and Kenny Banks will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center in Gainesville, closing out the “Evenings of Intimate Jazz” series.

composer, arranger and performer who slips effortlessly among musical styles while retaining his own distinct sound. He first developed his gift through the church, which led him to study music at Central State University in Ohio. Following graduation, he taught vocal music in the Columbus, Ohio, Public Schools before pursuing his dreams by touring as a clinician, keyboardist, musical director and producer across the United States and in Europe. Banks has appeared on BET and the Image Awards. He has performed at the inauguration for President Barack Obama and appeared in such notable places as Carnegie Hall in New York City and Berlin Philharmonic in Germany. The release of “Truly Free” is Banks’s first jazz CD.

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This documentary was shot in Guatemala with a crew mostly from North Georgia. It tells of the discovery of Samabaj, an underwater, preclassical Mayan city underneath Lake Atitlan, and features an abundance of breathtaking underwater cinematography. Anyone interested in Mayan culture, archaeology or history will find the history fascinating, but the imagery will captivate those who appreciates great cinematography or beauty in any form.

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John McCutcheon, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. May 17. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega. 706864-3982, www. thecrimsonmoon. com.

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Stars Over Elachee, Gainesville. 8-10 p.m. May 18. Elachee Nature

Songs of Love and Travel, Dawsonville. 7:30 p.m. May 18. Featuring the duo of Ronald and Kathleen Bird Bowen Center for the Arts, 334 Ga. 9 N, Dawsonville. Free.

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Stars Over Elachee, Gainesville. 8-10 p.m. May 18. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. Learn about astronomy and how to use a telescope. Bring a flashlight and pencil. Reservations required. $10 adults, $5 children ages 2-12 and Elachee members free. 770-535-1976, www.elachee.org.

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Emily Hearn will perform May 22 in downtown Gainesville.

Fifth annual Brenau Barbecue Championship, Gainesville. May 25. Brenau University Campus, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. $5, kids are free. 770-534-6160, jbrown9@brenau.edu or brenau.edu/bbq.

Moonlight Paddle, Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. May 24, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20 and Oct. 25. Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. Trained instructor will lead group paddle. $15. 770-287-7888, www.lckc.org.

Jordan Covington, Gainesville. 9:30 p.m. May 24. The Monkey Barrel, 115 Washington St. SE, Gainesville.

Spring Lunch & Learn Gardening Series “Soils,” Gainesville. May 23. 734 E. Crescent Dr. Suite 300, Gainesville. 770-535-8293.

Emily Hearn, Gainesville. Noon to 1 p.m. May 22. Performance is part of Blue Sky concert series Gainesville’s downtown square, Gainesville.

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“The Book Club Play,” Atlanta. 8 p.m. Wednesdays to Fridays, 3 and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays. May 17 through June 23. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave., Atlanta. 404-584-7450, boxoffice@horizontheatre.com.

Mountain Flower Art Festival, Dahlonega. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19. Historic Square, Dahlonega. www.dahlonegaarts.org.

President’s Summer Art Series exhibit, Gainesville. May 16 through June 30. Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents Gallery, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. Opening reception 5:30–7:30 p.m. May 16. Featuring Patricia Burd, Jane Hemmer, Jean Westmacott and Mary Hart Wilheit. Free. 770-534-6263.

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‘Mayan Blue’ a stunning film with Ga. ties JEFF MARKER jeffmarker@rocketmail.com

Film Review “Mayan Blue” is an atypical Georgia film. Most of the crew either come from or live in North Georgia, yet the film was shot entirely in Guatemala and features an abundance of breathtaking underwater cinematography. The chronicle of discovering, excavating and studying Samabaj, an underwater, preclassical Mayan city underneath Lake Atitlan, drives the film from scene to scene. Anyone interested in Mayan culture, archaeology or history will find the process fascinating. However, the imagery will captivate anyone who appreciates great

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Lake Atitlan, scene of the discovering of the ancient Mayan city of Samabaj chronicled in the documentary “Mayan Blue.” For information on ‘Mayan Blue’ visit mayanbluefilm.com/

cinematography or beauty. Many of the shots play out like they are discoveries of their own. We are presented with a stunning composition, seen through a camera floating so steadily and slowly it becomes hypnotic. And before we know it, the camera has revealed a surprising detail that captures part of the film’s story.

Q&A with Rafael Garcia, director of ‘Mayan Blue’

to capture the images in “Mayan Blue.” How long did principal photography last? How long was the underwater portion of the shoot?

When did you become aware of Samabaj, and how did the film project get launched?

We first became aware of the site of Samabaj in 2007 after visiting the lake Atitlan area on a b-roll trip for a project titled, “Dive the World.” That project would eventually morph into “Mayan Blue” after quickly realizing the scope of the Samabaj discovery. All of the gears were in place for filming DTW, and we knew a significant story could be told at Samabaj; however, it took a redirect in focus and patience for the archeology to unveil

During one scene, viewers swim through an underwater cave full of stalagmites, stalactites and other captivating formations. The light is bent and refracted by the tidal movements of the water and reflects off the porous walls and floor of the cave. It is as stunning an image as we will find in the most

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the documentary. The size of production grew exponentially as well. All of the photography teams about doubled in size, and the number and quality of the gear jumped. In the end, it would take five years of filming, off and on,

The underwater and “topside” photography ran congruently. A normal day consisted of following the archeologists into the water with the dive team and filming their finds above the surface. The expeditions were punctuated by interview and b-roll trips to points around the Mayan world. Principal photography lasted for five years, off and on. We would visit sectors of the Mayan world typically in month-anda-half bursts of production. These production legs were preceded by a scouting trip to carefully study the area and make whatever arrangements

dazzling Hollywood film, and it was created the old-fashioned way — a camera operated by someone with an artistic eye. Long into the shot, some objects become noticeable resting on a huge, smooth boulder. They are not part of the structure of the cave. The photographer finally gets us close enough we recognize the objects as two skulls. The cave was once used in ritual sacrifices, and these are the bones of two sacrificial victims, unmoved for hundreds or thousands of years. This is how much of the film plays out. As we hear the story of the discovery of Samabaj, filmmakers take us on a series of smaller but equally fascinating visual discoveries. We feel we are there with the explorers investigating this incredibly rare, unbelievably rich site seemingly at the very moment of discovery. As the documentary progresses, the filmmakers interweave Mayan cosmology into the story, especially the creation story recorded in the necessary. Describe the experience of diving in Lake Atitlan and seeing Samabaj for the first time.

The waters of Lake Atitlan are extremely volatile in their visibility. One day the surface is a smooth as glass and crystal blue all the way down to the bottom, then the next day brings heavy chop and green, turbid water. This unpredictability is what makes diving on the site of Samabaj exciting. One of our chief divers, Lawson Barnes, described his first time as, “a mixture of mystery and awe.” For me (Rafael), the moment that stands out clearest is diving above the ceremonial plaza for the first time. As my eyes adjusted and I cleared the eerie green water, before me stood the single most

Popol Vuh. This conclusion is still the subject of debate, but Samabaj might very well be one of the most important sites in Mayan history and culture. The film makes a strong case the underwater city is one of the origin sites described in the Mayans’ most sacred text. Much has been made of the supposed prediction of the end of the world in the Mayan calendar. “Mayan Blue” addresses this part of the mythology — the filmmakers couldn’t ignore it altogether — but it doesn’t dwell on it. More important in this film is pondering the significance of Samabaj in Mayan myth and our collective cultural history. “Mayan Blue” is working its way through the festival circuit. Watch for it to come to our area or to home video. Jeff Marker is head of the Communication, Media & Journalism Department at the University of North Georgia. His reviews appear weekly in Get Out and at gainesvilletimes.com/getout.

recognizable object on the whole of the site: the standing Stelea and Altar. It is an experience none of us are soon to forget. Was there a particular day, moment or discovery that stands out as particularly exciting or magical?

Some of the greatest moments of discovery came while maneuvering the sonar imaging equipment over the site. Seeing the island at any kind of distance underwater is impossible due to the size of the site and the visibility of the water. So having the experience of sitting and watching as every pass reveals another view of the site was truly unique. Being able to then go back and scan over an overhead map of the entire island and pick

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You made the (I think) very good choice to not shift focus to the sensational, end-of-the-world mythology. But was it difficult to resist going that direction? If nothing else, the ready made marketing possibilities had to be tempting.

I knew very early on the 2012 direction was the wrong one. As an amateur historian and closet nerd, I knew enough about the Maya going into this project to know the idea of an end-ofthe-world event was nonsense. Every reputable archeologist and Mayanist had been saying as much for many years prior to Dec. 21, 2012. We debated as to the possible marketing opportunities briefly, however quickly realized the media was already flooded with 2012 mumbo-jumbo. The benefit, we decided, was in telling an accurate story, one that would outlive the 2012 craze and be a viable project in 2013. What is the most important thing you hope viewers take away from the film?

My hope is viewers gain insight into the world of archeology and Mayan studies, realizing the truth is always stranger and more fascinating than any fiction. The rise and collapse of the Mayan empires can serve as allegory to our present time. I hope viewers question their own mythologies and ask questions about our very temporal role on this planet, realizing like Samabaj, everything can change in the span of moments. Is exploration of Samabaj still ongoing? Have there been other discoveries since you wrapped the film?

The archeology at Samabaj is still unfolding. There is much to analyze and review back in Guatemala City. It will be some time before archeologists again slip down to the depths of the Mayan World’s only underwater city. Jeff Marker

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‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘Gatsby’ both ring up sales “Iron Man 3” maintained its box office mettle with $72.5 million in its second weekend, while “The Great Gatsby” proved a strong runner-up with a $50.1 million debut. The top 10 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, compiled by Hollywood.com: 1. “Iron Man 3,” 1:55-4:20-7:15-9:40-12:15 Sun. 11:10-1:55-4:20-7:15-9:40 Escape From Planet Earth (PG) Fri.Sun. 11:10 The Great Gatsby (PG-13) Thu. 10:55-11:45-2:10-2:55-5:206:05-7:40-8:30-9:15-10:50 Fri.-Sat. 10:55-11:45-2:102:55-5:20-6:05-7:40-8:309:15-10:50-11:40-12:25 Sun. 11:45-2:10-2:55-5:20-6:05-7:408:30-9:15-10:50 The Great Gatsby 3D (PG-13) Thu.Sun. 12:40-3:50-7:10-10:15 Iron Man 3 (PG-13) Thu. 10:0011:05-12:20-12:55-2:00-3:153:50-4:55-6:10-6:45-7:509:05-9:40-10:45 Fri.-Sat. 10:00-11:05-12:20-12:55-2:003:15-3:50-4:55-6:10-6:45-7:509:05-9:40-10:45-12:05-12:35 Sun. 10:00-11:05-12:20-12:552:00-3:15-3:50-4:55-6:10-6:457:50-9:05-9:40-10:45 Iron Man 3 3D (PG-13) Thu.-Sat. 10:35-11:40-1:30-2:35-4:255:30-7:20-8:25-10:20-11:20 Sun. 10:35-11:40-1:30-2:35-4:255:30-7:20-8:25-10:20 Mud (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. 10:201:20-4:20-7:30-10:30 Oblivion (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. 10:251:15-4:05-7:10-10:05 Oz the Great and Powerful (PG) Thu.-Sun. 10:15-1:10-4:10 Pain & Gain (R) Thu.-Sun. 10:401:40-4:35-7:45-10:40 Peeples (PG-13) Thu. 11:35-1:553:35-4:25-7:25-9:50 Fri.-Sat. 11:35-1:55-3:35-4:25-7:25-9:5012:10 Sun. 1:55-3:35-4:25-7:259:50 Star Trek Into Darkness (PG-13) Thu. 10:30-12:00-1:30-3:304:30-6:00-7:30-9:00-9:30-10:30

$72,525,615 2. “The Great Gatsby,” $50,085 3. “Pain & Gain,” $5,001,029 4. “Peeples,” $4,611,534 5. “42,” $4,588,209 6. “Oblivion,” $4,114,665 7. “The Croods,” $3,609,028 8. “Mud,” $2,535,642 9. “The Big Wedding,” $2,490,362 10. “Oz the Great and Powerful,” $1,078,233

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Peeples (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (4:00) 10:00 Star Trek Into Darkness (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (12:40-3:45) 6:50-9:55 Star Trek Into Darkness 3D (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (1:00-4:05) 7:10-10:15

go o movies The Associated Press

Fri.-Sat. 12:00-1:30-3:30-4:306:00-7:30-9:00-9:30-10:30-12:05 Sun. 12:00-1:30-3:30-4:30-6:007:30-9:00-9:30-10:30 Star Trek Into Darkness 3D (PG-13) Thu. 11:00-11:3012:30-2:00-2:30-5:00-5:306:30-8:00-8:30-11:00-11:30 Fri.-Sat. 11:00-11:30-12:302:00-2:30-5:00-5:30-6:30-8:008:30-11:00-11:30-12:30 Sun. 11:00-12:30-2:00-2:30-5:005:30-6:30-8:00-8:30-11:00 Star Trek Into Darkness: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13) Thu. 10:001:00-4:00-7:00-10:00 Fri.-Sat. 10:00-1:00-4:00-7:00-10:001:00 Sun. 10:00-1:00-4:00-7:0010:00

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42 (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (2:30) 8:00 The Big Wedding (R) Thu.-Sun. (12:10-5:30) The Croods (PG) Thu.-Sun. (12:303:00-5:30) 8:00 The Great Gatsby (PG-13) Thu.Sun. (1:00-4:30) 8:00 The Great Gatsby 3D (PG-13) Thu.Sun. (12:00-3:15) 6:30-9:45 Iron Man 3 (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (12:00-12:55-4:00) 6:10-7:0010:00 Iron Man 3 3D (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (12:25-3:05-3:30) 6:35-9:15-9:45 Oblivion (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (1:00) 7:00 Oz the Great and Powerful (PG) Thu.-Sun. (12:35-3:40) 6:45-9:50 Pain & Gain (R) Thu.-Sun. (12:253:25) 6:40-9:40

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42 (PG-13) Thu.-Fri. 4:00-6:45 Sat.-Sun. 1:30-4:00-6:45 The Croods (PG) Thu.-Fri. 4:457:00 Sat.-Sun. 2:45-4:45-7:00 The Great Gatsby (PG-13) Thu.-Fri. 4:15-7:00-10:00 Sat.-Sun. 1:154:15-7:00-10:00 Iron Man 3 (PG-13) Thu.-Fri. 4:006:45-9:30 Sat.-Sun. 1:15-4:006:45-9:30 Peeples (PG-13) Thu. 9:00-10:15 Fri. 9:00 Sat.-Sun. 9:00-10:15 Star Trek Into Darkness (PG-13) Thu.-Fri. 4:30-5:00-7:30-8:009:30 Sat.-Sun. 1:45-2:15-4:305:00-7:30-8:00-9:30

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42 (PG-13) Thu. 4:05-7:05-9:55 Fri.-Sun. 1:05-4:05 The Croods (PG) Thu. 4:40-7:05 Fri.-Sun. 12:00-2:20-4:40-7:05 The Great Gatsby (PG-13) Thu. 4:00-7:00-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 12:304:00-7:00-9:20 The Great Gatsby 3D (PG-13) Thu. 4:00-7:00-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:004:00-7:00-10:00 Iron Man 2 (PG-13) Fri.-Sun. 2:005:00-8:00 Iron Man 3 (PG-13) Thu. 4:307:00-7:30-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:104:05-7:05-9:55 Iron Man 3 3D (PG-13) Thu. 4:007:00-10:00 Oblivion (PG-13) Thu. 4:05-9:45 Pain & Gain (R) Thu. 4:00-7:059:55 Fri.-Sun. 4:00-9:55 Peeples (PG-13) Thu. 4:30-7:0510:05 Fri.-Sun. 12:00-2:15-4:307:05-10:05 Star Trek Into Darkness (PG-13) Thu. 4:30-7:30-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 12:30-1:30-4:30-7:00-7:30-9:009:30 Star Trek Into Darkness 3D (PG-13) Thu. 4:00-7:00-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-4:00-7:00-10:00


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now showing Movie reviews from Associated Press, McClatchy-Tribune News Service. Stars out of four.

OPENING

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

HHHH (PG-13 for violence, language.) Director J.J. Abrams proved with 2009’s “Star Trek” it is OK to boldly go where others had gone before, as long as the journey is exciting, original, entertaining and respectful to legions of loyal fans. His film, which found the balance between reprising and reimagining, was a direct hit. In his second voyage on the Starship Enterprise, Abrams has perfected that approach. “Star Trek Into Darkness” is the best work since Gene Roddenberry brought the franchise to life in the 1960s. Abrams shows a deep and passionate loyalty for all of the incarnations of “Star Trek,” while bringing a fresh approach that makes the familiar seem all the more fabulous. “Star Trek Into Darkness” has the Enterprise crew taking on a threat that has the power to wipe out Starfleet Command. It’s up to the impulsive Capt. James Kirk (Chis Pine) to lead a mission to stop the threat. It’s a mission that means going against almost every regulation in the Starfleet manual. The warp power of the film comes from Pine, who has managed to channel the cockiness and swagger William Shatner used to breathe life into the character a half century ago without going so far as to make Kirk a caricature. As with the original series, Kirk’s brashness has a damper in Mr. Spock (Zachary Quinto). It would have been easy for Quinto to play Spock’s lack of emotion in

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Zachary Quinto, left, as Spock and Chris Pine as Kirk appear in a scene from “Star Trek Into Darkness,” in theaters Friday.

a robotic, wooden manner. The original Spock, as a half human and half Vulcan, could control his emotions. This Spock is a few percent more human, which allows for just enough emotion to give Quinto some additional room to play. The entire cast is just as reverent and original when it comes to taking over the familiar characters. That’s why scenes without Kirk or Spock resonate with the same energy. Action films live or die by their villain. And “Star Trek Into Darkness” gets plenty of life from Benedict Cumberbatch as the mysterious John Harrison. He has the kind of largerthan-life presence to play the foreboding foe Kirk needs. The movie starts at warp speed and never slows until the haunting refrains of the original theme song herald the arrival of the closing credits. The film moves so quickly, it’s hard to pick up the many references to past “Star Trek” offerings. It’s a solid summer movie thrill ride for anyone willing to buy a ticket. Abrams showed with his original

foray into the “Star Trek” world he had the vision and creative might to relaunch the franchise. With this second turn at the helm, he’s taken that groundwork and launched it into a whole new galaxy of fun and entertainment.

continuing

‘The Great Gatsby’

H ½ (PG-13 for violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying, brief language). If any piece of classic American literature should be depicted on film with wildly decadent and boldly inventive style, it’s “The Great Gatsby.” After all, who was the character of Jay Gatsby himself if

not a spinner of grandiose tales and a peddler of lavish dreams? And Baz Luhrmann would seem like the ideal director to bring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story to the screen yet again, to breathe new life into these revered words. But his “Great Gatsby” is all about the glitter but it has no soul — and the fact that he’s directed it in 3-D only magnifies the feeling of artificiality. His camera rushes and swoops and twirls through one elaborately staged bacchanal after another but instead of creating a feeling of vibrancy, the result is repetitive and ultimately numbing. Rather than creating a sense of immersion and tangibility, the 3-D holds you at arm’s length, rendering the expensive, obsessive details as shiny and hollow when they should have been exquisite. ‘Iron Man 3’

HH ½ (PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout and brief suggestive content). No matter how much of a scrap heap of metaltwisting mayhem the “Iron Man” franchise piles on (and it’s a lot), Robert Downey’s sheer charm — his unsentimental, offhand yammering — is the real superpower in Marvel’s trilogy. But in a

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fight between screwball irony and blockbuster bombast, the heavymetal action unfortunately wins. Downey’s billionaire Tony Stark (Iron Man) is pulled into a battle with the terrorist Mandarin (a bearded Ben Kingsley), who takes credit for a series of random bombings. Also in the bad guy mix is Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), an inventor turned military contractor whom Stark haphazardly jilted back in his partying years. When helicopter missiles collapse Stark’s Malibu estate into the sea, he’s separated from his companion Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and forced to rebuild himself. The action is mostly cut too quickly to enjoy and the 3-D lends a disappointing darkening for what’s been a bright-hued franchise. ‘Peeples’

HH (PG-13 for sexual content, drug material and language). The people of

“Peeples” make a better impression than most collections of oddballs in the weary mold of comedies centered on meeting the prospective in-laws. They still overstay their welcome, though. With a long, boring buildup that finally pays off with scattered laughs in the second half, “Peeples” also manages to leave a better impression than the “Tyler Perry Presents” tag on the posters might imply. This is broad comedy, but nowhere near as broad as producer Perry’s own family adventures. Craig Robinson moves up from caustic supporting player on “The Office” to show himself an engaging romantic lead in the chubby, lovable, gregarious Jack Black school, while Kerry Washington lightens up as the love of his life, a daddy’s girl whose daddy — a stern federal judge played by David Alan Grier — naturally doesn’t approve.

The Hall County Animal Shelter’s Touch-aTruck Festival, originally scheduled for Sunday, May 5 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Laurel Park, was postponed due to inclement weather. A new date has been set for May 19th. Call the Shelter for further details. 678-450-1587.


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Theater

Upcoming

This week

Funny Fridays, Lawrenceville. 7:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. May 17-18. Aurora Theatre, 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. $15. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com. “Aladdin,” Duluth. 7:30 p.m. May 17, 3 p.m. May 19. Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway No. 100, Duluth. “The Book Club Play,” Atlanta. 8 p.m. Wednesdays to Fridays, 3 and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays. May 17 through June 23. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave., Atlanta. 404-584-7450, boxoffice@horizontheatre. com. “Music Makes a Splash,” Lawrenceville. 10 a.m. May 18. Aurora Theatre, 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. $7. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com.

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Wendy Melkonian portrays Type A book club organizer and local newspaper columnist Ana in “The Book Club Play” at Horizon Theatre. Performances start Friday and run through June 23. “Xperimental Puppetry Theater,” Atlanta. 8 p.m. May 16-18, 5 p.m. May 19. Center for Puppetry

Arts This Week

Exhibit: President’s Summer Art Series, Gainesville. May 16 through June 30. Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents Gallery, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. Opening reception 5:30–7:30 p.m. May 16. Featuring Patricia Burd, Jane Hemmer, Jean Westmacott and Mary Hart Wilheit. Free. 770-534-6263. Mountain Flower Art Festival, Dahlonega. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19. Historic Square, Dahlonega. dahlonegaarts.org. Arts in the Park, Suwanee. 11 a.m. May 18. Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. suwaneeartsinthepark.com. Mountain Laurel Quilters Guild annual May

Outdoors This week

Spring Lunch & Learn Gardening Series “Small Edible Gardens,” Gainesville. May 16. 734 E. Crescent Dr. Suite 300, Gainesville. 770-535-8293. Annual 5K and Memory March, Flowery Branch. 8 a.m. May 18. C.W. Davis Middle School, 4450 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch. In honor of grieving families of pregnancy loss and early infant

Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. $7 members, $12 non-members. 404-8733391, puppet.org.

Luncheon, Clarkesville. May 18. Fellowship Hall, Clarkesville United Methodist Church, 1087 Washington St., Clarkesville. 706-782-6020. “Katharina Grosse,” Atlanta. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through May 19. The High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. Adults $19.50, students and seniors $16.50, children $12, members and children 5 and younger free. high.org. The Georgia Art League, Gainesville. Noon, third Thursday each month. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. All artists invited. georgiaartleague.org. North Georgia Arts Guild, Clayton. Third Thursday each month, coffee and discussion. 60 Main St., Clayton.

loss. 770-633-5511, fivestarntp.com or active.com. Hall County Master Gardeners 2013 Garden Walk “In Our Own Back Yards,” Gainesville. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18. $10 advance, $15. 770-535-8293, wcannon@hallcounty.org or hcmgs.com. Spring BBI Junior Olympic Program Championship Fungatta, Gainesville. May 18. Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. Athletes enrolled in spring season of BBI program will compete. 770-287-7888, lckc.org.

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” Atlanta. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Sundays. May 25 through June 22. The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. Thursdays $15-$20, Fridays $22$32, Saturdays $24$36, Sundays $15-$28. Preview times May 23-24, $15. 404-874-5299, shakespearetavern.com. “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by A. Wolf,” Atlanta. May 28 through June 9. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atlanta, 404-881-5151, puppet.org. Dramatic reading of “A Heart in the Irons,” Gainesville. 6-10 p.m. May 31. Simpson Custom Photography studio, 301 Washington St. Suite 3, Gainesville. Free. skyler. passmore@gmail.com.

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The North Georgia Chamber Symphony Inc. will premiere “Foothills,” a four-part piece for strings and piano, at it four free concerts this weekend across Hall County.

Chamber symphony plays classics From staff reports The North Georgia Chamber Symphony Inc. will perform four free concerts May 16 through May 18 in Dawsonville, Blairsville, Gainesville and Dahlonega. The Dahlonega-based symphony will begin its

concert series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Grace Presbyterian Church in Dawsonville. The second concert will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17 at the Old Courthouse on the Square in Blairsville. Final performances are Saturday, May 18. The first one at 3 p.m. at the

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Gainesville, and the second at 7:30 p.m. at Dahlonega United Methodist Church. The concerts will feature the world premiere of “Foothills,” a four-part piece for strings and piano, commissioned by the North Georgia Chamber

Rock in the Spring concert tunes up Brenau University From staff reports The 10th annual Rock in the Spring concert will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Brenau University Amphitheatre, featuring the band Mid Life Crisis. The mostly rock ’n’ roll cover band includes lead vocalist and guitarist Allen Nivens, Henry Troutman on drums, vocalists Michelle Alexander and Donna Hubbard, bassist Karl Reising, guitarists Mike Gottsman and Bill Hallowes, and Mike Haynes on keyboards. Silent and live auctions will be conducted and include items such as

children’s birthday parties, fun events for families and beach getaways. Preordered food is available from Scott’s Downtown. Tickets are $20 in advance at Green’s Grocery, www.challengedchild.org, or by calling 770-535-08372. Tickets are $25 the night of the event. Sponsoring the event is Challenged Child and Friends, an early intervention center in Gainesville that provides special needs children and typically developing children the opportunity to learn and grow alongside one another. Funds raised at the concert provide the specialized treatments and individualized care students receive.

Symphony Inc. and written by Scott Pender of Washington, D.C. The work uses elements of old-time music, where the piano gradually emerges from an accompanying role into a solo role in the finale. Additionally, the orchestra will perform the Sicilienne and Overture

Concert This week

North Georgia Chamber Symphony, Dawsonville. 7:30 p.m. May 16. Grace

by Gluck, Souvenir de Porto Rico by Gottschalk, Sinfonia in B minor by Vivaldi and the lively Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms. Director Laurin Smith will perform the viola solo in Telemann’s Concerto in G Major for viola, strings and continuo. Presbyterian Church. 170 Georgia 9, Dawsonville. Free. North Georgia Chamber Symphony, Blairsville. 7 p.m. May 17. Old

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The Sautee Nacoochee Community Chorale will end its 2013 season with three concerts Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Sautee Nacoochee Community Association Theater.

Community Chorale ends season with three concerts From staff reports The Sautee Nacoochee Community Chorale will close out its 24th season in style with three concerts this weekend at Sautee Nacoochee Community Association Theater. Concerts will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Tickets are $10 for

Etc. event This week

Motorist Awareness Day, Cumming. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18. 1250 Market Place, Cumming. Help motorist become more vigilant about motorcycles. Free. 770-530-0161. Hall County Offroad 4x4 Show, Flowery

■■ Continued from CONCERT, 14 Courthouse on the Square, One Town Square, Blairsville. Free. Animal shelter benefit concert, Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. May 17. Laurel Park, Cleveland Highway, Gainesville. $15, $300 for a table of eight and includes dinner. 770-2975504, kcrumley@hallcounty.org. Rodney Atkins, Hiawassee. 7 p.m. May 17. Georgia Mountain Fair, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee. $27-$37. georgiamountainfairgrounds.com. “School of Rock,” Athens. 7 p.m. May 17; 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. May 18. Morton Theatre, 195 W. Washington St., Athens. Adults $16, seniors, students, children, groups of 10 or more $11. The Avett Brothers, Alpharetta. 7:30 p.m.

members, $14 nonmembers and $4 for children 12 and younger. The Chorale’s song repertoire this year included tunes from the stage and screen including “Under the Sea,” “Steam Heat” and “Forty-Second Street.” Plus songs with American roots such as “Ching-ARing-Chaw” and “Charlottown is Burning Down.” Call 706-878-3300 or visit snca.org. Branch. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18. 3446 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch. $5 registration required day of the show for participating vehicles. Free. 770-318-6389. Trail Fundraiser, Helen. 5 p.m. May 18. Woody’s Mountain Bikes, 457 Ga. 356, Helen. Jackson County Historical Society meeting, Hoschton. 2:30 p.m. May 19. Rockwell Masonic Lodge, 111 Hall St., Hoschton. 706-207-6889. May 17. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. Special guest Old Crow Medicine Show. $49.50 standing room pit, $45.50 reserved and $38.50 lawn. 800745-3000, ticketmaster.com. The Return concert, Roswell. 8 p.m. May 17. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. $15-$22. 770594-7974. Darius Rucker, Atlanta. May 18. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. $24$69. 800-745-3000, vzwamp.com or ticketmaster.com. Spring Concert, Athens. 4 p.m. May 19. Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, 210 S Jackson St., Athens. Free. 706-543-1907.

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Grillin’& Chillin’

It’s time to break out the tank tops and shorts, pick the proper headgear and get ready for the best barbecue festival this side of Memphis. $10 gets you in to the aromatic preview party and Riverstreet concert Friday evening. $5 for admission to the festival itself on Saturday with plenty to see, do, hear, smell and taste. Bring the kids. For details go to www.brenaubbq.org.

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