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ETC EVENTS This week

Growing at Gardens on Green, Gainesville. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Picnic area of Gardens on Green or inside conference room, 711 Green St., Gainesville. Attendees will learn how to winterize the garden from Bobbett Holloway. Cooperative effort of Hall County School System and Hall County Master Gardeners. 770532-3136. Joe Cobb Crawford book signing, Cornelia. Noon-2 p.m. Oct. 12. Books With A’Peal, N. main St., Cornelia. 706778-4563. 3rd annual Candle Light Remembrance, Gainesville. 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 13. River Forks Park, Gainesville. Light candles in honor and memory of angel babies. Free. Candles and refreshments provided. 770-331-1281, www. RockGoodbyeAngel. org. Harvest of Hope, Gainesville. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13, Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free, registration required. Games, music, dragon boats, informational exhibits, food, fun. Sponsored by Longstreet Cancer Center. 770-533-4705. www.gloryhopelife.org. Remembering Our Babies, Gainesville. 7 p.m. Oct. 15. Hopewell Baptist Church, 5086 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville. Candle lighting service to celebrate the lives of babies lost to miscarriage and stillbirth. Free. 678-9778982, denasdelights@ bellsouth.net.

Film series continues this week From staff reports Gainesville and Suwanee continue with the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The next film to be served up by the city of Suwanee in the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is “A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt.” This Emmy-nominated film by Sally Rowe explores the career ups and downs of an edgy New York City chef ahead of his time. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Movie Tavern, 2855 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. Tickets are $6 on sale at Movie Tavern. Series package tickets are still available and include a complimentary glass of wine at each film. Tickets include light refreshments and a question-and-answer reception with the director/producer via Skype.

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Andy Liechty, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Oct. 12. $10. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega. 706-864-3982, www. thecrimsonmoon.com. Holly & The Heartbreakers, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13. $15. The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. Habersham Music Festival. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 13. Pitts Parks, Clarkesville. Free.

This is the second film to be shown in Suwanee through the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. On Thursday, Oct. 18, the film “Otis Under Sky” will be shown at Gainesville State College Martha T. Nesbitt Academic Building. The screening begins at 7 p.m. and is followed by a filmmaker Q&A reception with director Anlo Sepulveda. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. They can purchased online at www.theartscouncil.net. Series tickets can also be purchased. The screening is a collaboration between The Arts Council and Gainesville State College as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Both film tours are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Through April, four additional films will be shown.

“Straight From The Heart,” Cumming. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Oct. 13. South Forsyth High School Performing Arts Center, 585 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming. Barbershop Show by the Lake Lanier Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Tickets from $13. All seats are reserved. 404-954-1605, www.NorthGeorgiaBarber shopSingers.com. David Lamotte, Beth Wood and Chris Rosser, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Oct. 13. $20. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega. 706-864-3982, www. thecrimsonmoon.com. Old Time Jam, Dahlonega.

2-5 p.m. Oct. 14. Free. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega. 706-864-3982, www. thecrimsonmoon.com. Blues, Roots and Rock Jam with Adam Kadmon, Dahlonega. 7 p.m. Oct. 14. 706-864-3982, www. thecrimsonmoon.com. Blue Sky Concert Series, Gainesville. Noon Wednesdays. Free. Downtown Gainesville. gainesville.org.

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Johnny Cash Now, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20. $20 for adults, $10 for children younger than 12. The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. Rascal Flatts with special guests Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Eden’s Edge. 7 p.m. Oct. 20. Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood. 800-745-3000, www. livenation.com.

Rush, Clock Work Angels Tour. Nov. 1. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. www. vzwamp.com. Mountain Music & Medicine Show, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Nov. 3. $15. The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. Tribute to Elvis, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Nov. 10. $15. The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega.


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Make way for Mule Camp Civil War Days relived at History Center event From staff reports

Gainesville’s most anticipated fall event, the Mule Camp Market Festival, returns this weekend with an expected 75,000 people visiting the downtown area. Mule Camp features live music, arts and crafts, food and various other activities for the enjoyment of the whole family. Kids will enjoy a petting zoo and other fun activities. And as usual, folks can get their fill of treats like barbecue and boiled peanuts. Daytime entertainment will go on from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at various locations around the square. There also will be a concert from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday on the main stage featuring the Twisted Whiskey, River Street and Mid-life Crisis. This year the concert on the main stage is absolutley free. While you are enjoying the funnel cake, stop to check out various civic groups. Several area nonprofits will have their wares for sale and folks can make monetary donations as well. Organized by the Gainesville Jaycees since 1993, the festival has become a regional fall festival, drawing large

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The food court at the annual Gainesville Jaycees’ Mule Camp Market Festival is popular with visitors and completes the fall festival experience.

crowds to the city on the second weekend in October every year. Mule Camp Market began several years back as a small farmers market. Eventually, it came to be known as the Corn Tassel Festival, welcoming local craft vendors, according to the Gainesville Jaycees’ website. Around 1993, the Jaycees began organizing the event added the name Mule Creek Market, in honor of Gainesville’s previous name, Mule Creek Camp. According to the

Mule Camp Market Festival What: Music, arts and crafts, mule rides, food, live entertainment When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 12-13 and noon-5 p.m. Oct. 14. Where: Downtown Gainesville square More info: www. gainesvillejaycees.org

Jaycees’ website, craft vendors from all parts of the U.S. and top quality country and bluegrass entertainment have turned the market into the single largest annual event hosted in Hall County each year. Activities begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 12 and continue through Oct. 14.

The Blue and the Gray will take to the field 150 years later in the Family Day event Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Northeast Georgia History Center. October is Civil War Days in Northeast Georgia, marking the sesquicentennial of the nation’s bloodiest conflict. Re-enactors of both Union and Confederate troops will demonstrate aspects of soldier life, from setting up a tent and donning a uniform to drilling and firing a Civil War-era musket. Musicians will perform,

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and displays of currency, firearms, flags and information about female spies will be included. A display will feature photos of area soldiers who fought for the Confederacy and includes information on their lives during and after the Civil War. Hands-on activities include designing and making wood-cut prints; tasting foods of the war era, some cooked over the campfire; and boys and girls crafts. Guests include reenactors from several Confederate and Union companies, United

family events This week

Autumn Hayride and Fort Tour, Winder. 69 p.m. Oct. 12. Enjoy a hayride and tour the fort. Fort Yargo State Park $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489. Big Red Apple Festival, Cornelia. Oct. 12-13, downtown Cornelia. Fall Celebration, Helen. Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 13. Pioneer skills exhibits, hayrides, traditional craft vendors, mountain music, and apple cider from a hand-cranked press. Smithgall Woods State Park. No registration required. $6

Family Day: Civil War Days

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 14 Where: Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville How much: Free More info: 770-2975900, jcarson@brenau. edu, www.negahc.org

Daughters of the Confederacy and the Longstreet Society. For more information, call 770-297-5900, e-mail jcarson@brenau.edu or visit www.negahc.org.

parking. 706-878-3087.

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Third annual Harvest Balloon Festival, Flowery Branch. 3-8 p.m. Oct. 20. Sterling on the Lake’s Village Green, 7005 Lake Sterling Blvd., Flowery Branch. 770-9679777, www.harvestballoonfestival.com. Fall Hoedown, Blairsville. Noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 20. Celebrate autumn’s arrival with chili, hotdogs and drinks for sale, followed by a 3 p.m. cakewalk, 4 p.m. hayrides, 5 p.m. bonfire and square/line dancing, 6 p.m. trunk-or-treats, and 7 p.m. professional storytelling. $5 parking. Vogel State Park 706-745-2628.


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Dig up old relatives Creepy, crawly education at Hall library event Predator Beetle Lab opens its doors Sunday From staff reports

From staff reports You don’t need to visit Alta Vista Cemetery to get in touch with the dearly departed. The Hall County Library will hold its annual “Sitting Up with the Dead” genealogy marathon the night of Oct. 12. Participants can research their family roots in the library’s secondfloor archives beginning at 6 p.m. until midnight. The library closes to the public at 5 p.m. Library staff will be available to help. The Sybil Wood McRay Genealogy & Local History Collection offers full online access to the Ancestry Plus database; Heritage Quest Online; microfilm of Georgia census records from 1820 to 1940

(excluding 1890) and accompanying paper indexes or microfilm soundexes; some paper indexes for North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Virginia and Tennessee censuses; microfilm of local Hall County newspapers starting in the late 1800s through current day (sporadically); a strong collection of Georgia records, cemeteries and histories; a Civil War collection; a Native-American collection; and an African-American collection. Cost is $12 per person for a boxed dinner, beverages and latenight snack. Registration forms are available at www.hallcountylibrary. org and at all Hall library branches. For more information, call 770532-3311, ext. 116.

It’s a bit like a science fiction movie: Scientists work feverishly come up with the perfect antidote to kill off the aliens that are attacking the host planet. In the case of the planet known as the Eastern hemlock tree, the alien is the woolly adelgid, and the cure is being developed in the laboratories at North Georgia College & State University. The school’s Predator Beetle Lab will hold an open house Oct. 14 to explain the production process used to breed the beetles in the effort to save the hemlock. The open house is set for 1-3

p.m. at the lab, located at 332 Sunset Drive, Dahlonega. The Lumpkin County Coalition will hold the annual Hemlock Festival during the first weekend of November to help raise awareness of the plight of the hemlock. The woolly adelgid, an invasive species to North America, was accidentally introduced to the East Coast after being unknowingly transported from Asia. The woolly adelgid pierces the bark of its host tree and feeds on nutrients in the tree’s sap, which weakens and eventually kills the tree. The predator beetles reared in labs such as North Georgia’s feed on the woolly adelgid

larvae. Amanda Newton, manager of the NGCSU Predator Beetle Lab, feels the open house will be a good opportunity to educate students and the public on predator beetle production and the campaign to save the Eastern hemlock. Newton said the beetle has spread to Dahlonega. “We will be giving tours showing and describing the beetle production process, and will have displays showing hemlock damage and ways in which the beetles have been helpful in combating the problem,” Newton said. “There will also be pinned specimens of other insects for attendees to examine.”


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The Band of Desperate Men to perform at Sautee From staff reports The Band of Desperate Men — Britt Dean, Doug Oster and Clay Spurz — will perform their blend of pure and simple harmony Oct. 13 at the Sautee Nacoochee Center. The group sings in many styles mostly from the American roots rainbow of music: country, old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, bluegrass, folk, pop, doo-wop and blues. They also venture outside the American stylebook, with a ballad in Spanish and an a cappella doo-wop song in Chinese. The show begins at 8 p.m. in the Sautee Nacoochee Center Theatre. A live recording will be available soon after the performance. Tickets are $22, $16 for SNCA members. For more information and tickets, call 706878-3300 or visit www.snca.org. Dean and Spurz were in The Desperate Men of the Atlanta club scene circa 1978, when they played at legendary venues

like Rosa’s Cantina, the Big Dipper (where Buddy Miller sat in on guitar and Bruce Springsteen pounded on the table at 2 a.m.), the Downtown Café and the Great Southeast Music Hall. Dean and Oster met when Atlanta area musician Jim Tolles invited them, along with alto voice Allison Adams, to form the Magic Truck Quartet in 2004. When Tolles moved home to Maine in 2005, Spurz joined to form the new vocal quartet Old Enough to Know Better. The current group spun off from Old Enough to Know Better in 2006 and have been singing together ever since at many area venues including Eddie’s Attic, Java Monkey, Decatur Library Music Series, City of Decatur Blue Sky Concert Series and the Graveyard Tavern. They have been the house band at the Downwind Restaurant and Lounge in Atlanta, where they have been playing twice a month since 2007.

Musical group Leahy to perform at UGA concert hall From staff reports The UGA Performing Arts Center will present Leahy, an award-winning musical group from Canada, at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 in Hodgson Concert Hall. The group includes eight brothers and sisters who are gifted instrumentalists, singers, and dancers performing a mix of folk, country and Celtic music. Leahy is led by renowned fiddler Donnell Leahy, who is married to Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster. Donnell last appeared at Hodgson Hall with his wife in a sold-out concert during the 2009-2010 season. Tickets are $20 to $42 with discounts for UGA students and groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased online at pac.uga.edu or by calling the box office at 706542-4400 or toll free at 888-289-8497.

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Habersham Music Festival. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 13. Pitts Parks, Clarkesville. Free.

Mule Camp Market features live music, arts and crafts, food and various other activities for the enjoyment of the whole family. Kids will enjoy a petting zoo and other fun activities.

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Holly & The Heartbreakers, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13. $15. The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega.

Andy Liechty, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Oct. 12. $10. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega. 706-8643982, www.thecrimsonmoon. com.

“Straight From The Heart,” Cumming. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Oct. 13. South Forsyth High School Performing Arts Center, 585 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming. Tickets from $13. All seats reserved. 404-954-1605, www. NorthGeorgiaBarbershop Singers.com.

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Family Day: Civil War Days, Gainesville. 1 p.m. Oct. 14. Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770297-5900, jcarson@ brenau.edu, www.

“Argo” is an outstanding accomplishment for Ben Affleck. The oncemaligned actor has grown into not only one of Hollywood’s most reliable, bankable leading men, but also one of its most capable directors. And this is possibly his tombstone film.

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Old Time Jam, Dahlonega. 2-5 p.m. Oct. 14. Free. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega. 706-864-3982, www. thecrimsonmoon.com.

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Dahlonega Gold Rush Days. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20-21. Celebrate Dahlonega’s 1828 discovery of gold. 300 arts and craft exhibitors, a parade, children’s activities, gold panning and food. Tour the Gold Museum. $3.50-$6. Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site. 706864-7247.

Third annual Harvest Balloon Festival, Flowery Branch. 3-8 p.m. Oct. 20. Sterling on the Lake’s Village Green, 7005 Lake Sterling Blvd., Flowery Branch. 770-967-9777, www.harvestballoonfestival.com.

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Spokes for Speech Bike Ride, Gainesville. 8 a.m. Oct. 13. North Hall High School 4885 Mount Vernon Road. Gainesville. Registration 7:15-8 a.m.; registration fee $35. Fundraiser for the Northeast Georgia Speech Center. www.active. com, www.negaSpeechCenter. org. 770-534-5141

3rd annual Hills of Habersham Ride. Oct. 13. Rides are 23, 44 and 62 miles. 706-778-4654, www. habershamchamber.com.

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s 2nd annual Century ride. Oct. 20. Rides are 3, 29, 50, 66 and 100 miles. 678-414-2030.

Giant book sale, Gainesville. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 26-27, noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 28. 1397 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville in the gym located behind Westminster Church. Free admission. Hardbacks, paperbacks and CDs. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. All proceeds benefit Our Neighbor, Inc. and The Next Chapter Bookstore. www.ourneighbor.org

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“Nunset Boulevard” starring ‘Laverne & Shirley’s’ Cindy Williams, Gainesville. 8 p.m. Oct. 24 Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium. Part of The Arts Council Pearce Series. $32 adult, $30 senior, $27 student/child. Tickets can be purchased at www.theartscouncil.net.

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Brad Sherrill’s “Red Letter Jesus,” Buford. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Sylvia Beard Theatre, Buford Community Center, 2200 Buford Highway, Buford. Presented by the Gainesville Theatre Alliance Southern Stage. $16-$18 for adults, $14-$16 for seniors and $10-$12 for students and children. $40 VIP box seats available. Patrons can select seats online. 678-717-3624, www. gainesvilletheatrealliance.org.

Growing at Gardens on Green, Gainesville. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Picnic area of Gardens on Green or an inside conference room, 711 Green St., Gainesville. Attendees will learn how to winterize the garden from Bobbett Holloway. Cooperative effort of Hall County School System and Hall County Master Gardeners. 770-5323136.

“2012 — The End of Time?” Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Fridays through Nov. 16. What does the Mayan Calendar really have to say about the world coming to an end on Dec. 21, 2012. Free. Coleman Planetarium North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. With clear sky, the observatory will open for telescope viewing following the show. jjones@northgeorgia.edu.

The annual Quinlan Visual Arts Center exhibition will be on view through Dec. 1 and is an eye-popping and eclectic array of art in all media including landscapes, abstracts, still life, portraits, ceramics, wood turnings and more.

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‘Argo’ a thriller with Oscar in its sights JEFF MARKER jmarker@gsc.edu

Film Review “Argo” pulls off several amazing feats. It’s based on a true story, which always creates the risk that nothing in the film will be surprising. But even though the story is set within a defining moment in modern American and Iranian history, most of us are completely unaware of it. “Argo” is based on an article journalist Joshuah Bearman published in Wired magazine in 2007 called “The Great Escape,” which tells the formerly classified story of how CIA operative Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) spirited six Americans out of Iran during the hostage crisis by pretending they were the crew for a science fiction movie. Warner Bros. The story, unknown outside Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez, center, talks to a group of people in “Argo,” a rescue thriller about the 1979 Iranian of CIA circles until President hostage crisis. Bill Clinton declassified it, is as bizarre as it is fascinating. It’s embassy in Libya, a poor choice of what lead to the incident. directs, and his screenwriter also an extremely difficult story in dialogue or imagery could On the other hand, viewed Chris Terrio balance all of these to tell. have real world consequences. outside of its political context, perilous and conflicting aspects On one hand, this is heavy But any even-handed this is, as one character calls it, of the story into a film that is drama territory. If the mission assessment of that crisis must “theatre of the absurd.” sometimes hilarious (especially goes wrong, Mendez and these recognize that the U.S. made The very idea of freeing a when John Goodman and Alan six innocent employees of the an indefensible mistake in small band of Americans who Arkin are on screen), sometimes American embassy will die. And harboring the Shah of Iran, are hiding out in the home of suspenseful and thoroughly since this is a true story, the which the movie acknowledges. the Canadian ambassador by riveting. filmmakers had to handle it with On the other hand, it would be pretending they are a movie It’s a tense thriller, yet it the proper sensitivity. just as indefensible if the movie crew scouting locations for a doesn’t rely on heavy-handed It’s also politically and didn’t show the violence inflicted “Star Wars” knockoff is funny. action sequences. Affleck and historically treacherous ground by militants during the Iranian The movie would have failed Terrio were wise enough to know for a movie to cover. The revolution. if it didn’t also capitalize on that the story itself provides backdrop is a crisis in which 52 Meanwhile, those of us old the comedic absurdity of the ample drama and tension, so Americans were held hostage enough to have lived through situation. they don’t force it. for 444 days that spanned the the Iran hostage crisis may Yet how does one meld these During the comedic scenes, years 1979 to 1981. remember the historical forces dramatic and comedic elements the filmmakers continue to just That crisis continues to define that lead to that moment, but into one movie? play the situation, so it doesn’t U.S.-Iran relations even unto this many moviegoers do not. So This is the brilliance of “Argo.” become disrespectful, either. day, and given the current tenor “Argo” begins with a brief but And yes, it is genuinely brilliant. The only black eye on the film of those relations and the recent impressively coherent summary Affleck, who both stars and is the credit sequence. They go terrorist attack on the U.S.

‘Argo’ Starring: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Victor Garber Rated: R, for language and some violent images Runtime: 2 hours Bottom line: One of the year’s best

to great lengths to assure the audience that the whole story is true, which is fine. But it’s also the only part of the film that could be accused of playing politics. “Argo” is an outstanding accomplishment for Affleck. The once-maligned actor has grown into not only one of Hollywood’s most reliable, bankable leading men, but also one of its most capable directors. And this is possibly his tombstone film. “Argo” will compete for endof-the-year awards. It’s only mid-October, but we officially have an Oscar contender coming to theaters this week. Jeff Marker teaches film and literature at Gainesville State College. His reviews appear weekly in Get Out and on gainesvilletimes.com/getout.


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Hollywood Stadium Cinemas 770-539-9200 120 Green Hill Circle NW, Gainesville

Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium 20 678-482-5858

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Argo (R) Fri.-Sat. 10:30-12:10-1:30-3:204:30-6:30-7:30-9:20-10:20-12:10 Sun. 10:30-12:10-1:30-3:20-4:30-6:30-7:309:20-10:20 Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 (PG-13) Fri.-Sun. 11:30-2:10-4:45-7:20-9:55 The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) Thu. 1:05-4:157:20-10:15 Dredd (R) Thu. 2:50 Dredd 3D (R) Thu. 12:30-5:10-7:30-9:50 End of Watch (R) Thu. 2:00-4:35-7:05-9:35 Fri.-Sat. 4:35-7:05-9:35-12:05 Sun. 4:357:05-9:35 Finding Nemo 3D (G) Thu. 12:05-2:35-5:057:40 Fri.-Sun. 11:00-1:30-4:00

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House at the End of the Street (PG-13) Thu. (1:30-4:20) 7:20-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 7:3010:05 Last Ounce of Courage (PG) Thu. 7:25-10:00 Looper (R) Thu.-Sun. (1:00-4:00) 7:1510:05 ParaNorman (PG) Thu. (12:10-2:35-5:00) Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (1:00-4:00) 7:00-9:55 Sinister (R) Fri.-Sun. (1:30-4:10) 7:25-10:10 Taken 2 (PG-13) Thu. (12:25-2:50-5:15) 7:40-10:05 Fri.-Sun. (12:25-2:50-5:15) 7:40-10:10 Trouble With the Curve (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (12:30-3:15) 6:30-9:25 Won’t Back Down (PG) Thu.-Sun. (1:20-4:05) 7:00-9:45

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2016: Obama’s America (PG) Thu. 4:00 Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 (PG-13) Fri.-Sun. 1:15-4:00-7:00-9:30 The Campaign (R) Thu. 6:45-9:15 End of Watch (R) Thu. 4:45-7:15-9:45 Fri.Sun. 2:15-4:45-7:15-9:45 Finding Nemo 3D (G) Thu. 4:45-7:15 Frankenweenie (PG) Thu.-Sun. 4:30-9:30 Frankenweenie 3D (PG) Thu. 7:15 Fri.-Sun. 1:30-7:15 Hotel Transylvania (PG) Thu. 4:00-9:15 Fri.Sun. 2:00-4:00-9:30 Hotel Transylvania 3D (PG) Thu. 7:15 Fri.Sun. 1:30-7:15 House at the End of the Street (PG-13) Thu. 4:45-7:00-10:00 Fri. 2:15-4:45-7:30-10:00 Sat. 4:45-7:30-10:00 Sun. 2:15-4:45-7:3010:00 Lawless (R) Thu. 4:15-6:45-9:30 Looper (R) Thu. 4:15-6:45-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:30-4:15-6:45-9:30 The Metropolitan Opera: L’Elisir d’Amore Live (Not Rated) Sat. 12:55 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Thu. 4:30-7:00-9:45 Fri.-Sun. 1:15-4:30-7:00-9:45 The Possession (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. 4:307:30-10:00 Resident Evil: Retribution (R) Thu. 4:307:15-9:45 Sinister (R) Thu. 10:00 Fri.-Sun. 2:00-4:307:00-9:45 Taken 2 (PG-13) Thu. 4:15-5:00-7:00-7:459:15-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:30-2:15-4:15-5:006:45-7:30-9:15-10:00 Trouble With the Curve (PG-13) Thu. 4:307:00-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:15-4:15-6:45-9:15 Won’t Back Down (PG) Thu. 4:00-7:00-9:30

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John Goodman and director Ben Affleck are seen on the set of “Argo,” a presentation of Warner Bros. Frankenweenie (PG) Thu. 12:45-5:05-9:55 Fri.-Sun. 10:45-3:15-8:00 Frankenweenie 3D (PG) Thu. 2:55-7:55 Fri.Sun. 1:00-5:30-10:25 Frankenweenie: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG) Thu. 12:00-2:10-4:20-7:00-9:10 Fri.-Sat. 12:00-2:10-4:20-7:00-9:10-11:20 Sun. 12:00-2:10-4:20-7:00-9:10 Here Comes the Boom (PG) Fri.-Sat. 11:0012:15-1:25-2:45-4:05-5:15-6:40-7:459:10-10:15-11:40 Sun. 11:00-12:15-1:252:45-4:05-5:15-6:40-7:45-9:10-10:15 Hotel Transylvania (PG) Thu. 1:55-3:154:10-6:45-7:45-9:00 Fri.-Sat. 10:45-11:351:55-3:15-4:15-7:05-7:55-9:20-11:35 Sun. 10:45-11:35-1:55-3:15-4:15-7:05-7:559:20 Hotel Transylvania 3D (PG) Thu. 1:00-5:3010:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-5:30-10:15 House at the End of the Street (PG-13) Thu. 12:05-2:30-5:00-7:35-10:05 Fri.-Sun. 12:05-4:55-10:00 Looper (R) Thu. 12:30-1:50-3:30-4:406:30-7:30-10:20 Fri.-Sun. 10:35-1:354:25-7:15-10:05 The Master (R) Thu. 12:10-3:45-7:10-10:10 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) Fri.Sun. 12:00-2:30-4:55-7:30-9:55 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Thu. 2:20-5:00-7:4010:20 Fri.-Sun. 11:40-2:20-5:00-7:4010:20 The Possession (PG-13) Thu. 1:05-3:255:45-8:00-10:15 Resident Evil: Retribution (R) Thu. 12:154:55-9:40 Resident Evil: Retribution 3D (R) Thu. 2:357:20 Fri.-Sun. 2:30-7:35 Seven Psychopaths (R) Fri.-Sat. 12:05-2:355:05-7:00-7:35-9:35-10:05-12:10 Sun.

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Frankenweenie (PG) Thu.-Fri. 5:15-7:309:45 Sat.-Sun. 12:45-3:00-5:15-7:30-9:45 Hotel Transylvania (PG) Thu.-Fri. 5:007:15-9:30 Sat.-Sun. 12:30-2:45-5:007:15-9:30 Looper (R) Thu. 4:15-7:15-10:00 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Thu.-Fri. 4:30-7:0010:00 Sat.-Sun. 1:30-4:30-7:00-10:00 Taken 2 (PG-13) Thu.-Fri. 4:45-7:00-9:45 Sat.-Sun. 2:00-5:00-7:30-10:00 Trouble With the Curve (PG-13) Thu. 4:009:30 Won’t Back Down (PG) Thu. 6:45

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‘Frankenweenie’ HHH (PG for thematic elements, scary images and action.) Tim Burton reminds us of why we love Tim Burton with this featurelength version of the 1984 short that revealed early glimmers of the veteran director’s darkly humorous style. Beautifully detailed and painstakingly rendered in 3-D, black-and-white, stop-motion animation, “Frankenweenie” is a visual and thematic return to the best Burton has offered in his earliest films, such as “Edward Scissorhands” and “Beetlejuice.” And it is a welcome return, given

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Victor Frankenstein, voiced by Charlie Tahan, with Sparky, in a scene from “Frankenweenie.”

the reheated, unfocused nature of some of his more recent films like “Dark Shadows.” Burton has said he’d always intended for “Frankenweenie” to be a full-length, stop-motionanimation feature, but he didn’t have the means; instead, he made a 30minute, live-action short. Both films are about the powerful bond between

a boy and his dog, one that goes on even after death — a heartrending subject, to be sure, but one that Burton infuses with his trademark mix of lively energy and macabre laughs. Even then, you could see Burton’s sympathetic, protective portrayal of an outsider, an affectionate skewering of the sanctity of suburbia

and a deep love of monster movies. Charlie Tahan provides the voice of Victor, a 10-year-old loner who’s understandably devastated when his only friend — his bull terrier, Sparky — gets hit by a car. But a lesson from his science teacher (a wonderfully melodramatic Martin Landau) inspires Victor (whose last name happens to be Frankenstein) to try and bring Sparky back to life. Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short and Winona Ryder are among the Burton veterans in the strong voice cast.

‘Taken 2’ H½ (PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality.) Planning to pay out good money for this action sequel? To paraphrase Liam Neeson, you’re about to be taken. Whatever novelty there was watching Neeson go commando in 2008’s “Taken” is gone in the sequel, a mix of thirdrate action, dreary family melodrama, laughable bad guys and even more laughable plot devices. Producer-writer Luc Besson and director Olivier Megaton (“Colombiana,” “Transporter 3”) draw giggles from the start with a graveside tableau of Albanians mourning their dead — all the thugs Neeson’s ex-CIA Bryan

Mills killed in the first movie for kidnapping his daughter in a prostitution ring. The family patriarch (Rade Sherbedgia) proclaims that the dead are crying out for justice — so he and a countless band of goons head off to Istanbul to exact revenge from Mills, his daughter (Maggie Grace) and ex-wife (Famke Janssen). There was something primal about “Taken,” a father putting all his brains and brawn into saving his little girl, and doing it with startling ferocity and ingenious trade-craft. Neeson just looks like he’s yawning his way through a light workout here, using one big Irish paw to snuff bad guys and holding the other one out to the studio for his paycheck.


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Zombies take to the trail at Sims Lake From staff reports Suwanee’s normally idyllic Sims Lake Park will be transformed into a scary backdrop for zombies and tortured tales of terror over the last three weekends of October. The city of Suwanee and the Aurora Theatre will present Terror on the Trail, a scary stroll through Sims Lake Park led by a legion of teenage zombies and storytellers sharing terrifying tales. Tours last approximately 75 minutes and run from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27. Tickets are $15 in advance and available at www.terroronthetrail.com or by calling the Aurora Theatre Box Office at 678-226-6222. Tickets also may be purchased for $18 at Sims Lake Park on tour dates. The park is located at 4600 Suwanee Dam Road. Find more events at gainesvilletimes. com/getout.

outdoors events This week

3rd annual Hills of Habersham Ride. Oct. 13. Rides are 23, 44 and 62 miles. 706-778-4654, www. habershamchamber.com. Spokes for Speech Bike Ride, Gainesville. 8 a.m. Oct. 13. North Hall High School 4885 Mount Vernon Road. Gainesville. Registration 7:158 a.m.; registration fee $35. Fundraiser for the Northeast Georgia Speech Center. First 100 riders receive a free T-shirt. All riders receive a goody bag. Register online at www.active.com or www. negaSpeechCenter.org. 770-534-5141 Hiking in Helen. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 13, 20 and 27. Guided hike travels three miles from the park’s lodge to Helen. Shuttle service is provided if hikers want to hike only one-way. Unicoi State Park and Lodge. Pre-registration required. $5 parking. 800573-9659 ext. 305. Boating safety course, Flowery Branch. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Flotilla 29 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Lanier. One-day, sevenlesson “About Boating Safely” course. Coast Guard Auxiliary Operations Center, 6595 Lights Ferry Road, Flowery Branch, just before the entrance to Aqualand Marina. $40, discounts for additional family members. 770-271-4059, lakelanier.ga@aol. com.

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65th Annual Members’ Exhibition, Gainesville. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Showcase of Quinlan members’ artwork. Teresa Osborn, Executive Director of Hudgens Center for the Arts is the juror. Through Dec. 1. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-5362575, www.quinlanartscenter.org. Worldwide PhotoWalk. Oct. 13, downtown Clarkesville. Workshop with artist Judy Bynum George, Gainesville. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 12. $90 members, $125 nonmembers. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-536-2575, www.quinlanartscenter. org.

Theater events Upcoming

Georgia Mountain Players presents “The Education of Angels,” Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-20, 25-26 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and 27. Georgia Mountains Center Theatre, $17 adults, $13 seniors, students and children. Tickets available at GMC box office or by phone, web. Additional fees apply when ordering by phone or Internet. 770-534-8420. Brad Sherrill’s “Red Letter Jesus,” Buford. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Sylvia Beard Theatre, Buford Community Center, 2200 Buford Highway, Buford. Presented by the Gainesville Theatre Alliance Southern Stage. $16-$18 for adults, $14-$16 for seniors and $10-$12 for students and children. $40 VIP box seats available. Patrons can select seats online. 678-717-3624, www.gainesvilletheatrealliance. org. Brad Sherrill’s “Gospel of John,” Buford. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and Oct. 21. Sylvia Beard Theatre, Buford Community Center, 2200 Buford Highway, Buford. Meet Brad Sherrill reception following the Oct. 21 show. Presented by the Gainesville Theatre Alliance Southern Stage. $16-$18 for adults, $14-$16 for seniors and $10-$12 for students and children. $40 678-717-3624, www.gainesvilletheatrealliance.org. “Nunset Boulevard” starring ‘Laverne & Shirley’s’ Cindy Williams, Gainesville. 8 p.m. Oct. 24 Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium. Part of The Arts Council’s Pearce Series. $32 adult, $30 senior, $27 student/child. Tickets can be purchased at www.theartscouncil.net.

Quinlan puts talents on display From staff reports The most popular tradition in the history of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, the annual Members’ Exhibition, opens today with a public reception. The event showcases the work of member artists from Gainesville and surrounding North Georgia communities. Each year marks yet another season of excellence in visual arts programming and celebrates the artists that contribute to the Quinlan’s success. The exhibition will be on view through Dec. 1 and is a eye-popping and eclectic array of art

65th annual Members’ Exhibition When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 Where: Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. More info: Free. 770536-2575, www. quinlanartscenter.org.

in all media including landscapes, abstracts, still life, portraits, ceramics, wood turnings and more. The opening reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded

Sandra Landergott’s “Red Reflection.”

for Best of Show, first, second and third places as well as several honorable mentions. Special Medallion Awards will be given to those members that have volunteered their

time and talents to the Quinlan. This year’s guest, Teresa Osborn, Executive Director of The Hudgen’s Center for the Arts, will serve as juror.


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