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COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK: SIP ON A ‘BETTY WHITE’ AND GIVE BACK TO ONE OF HER FAVORITE CAUSES EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF ‘BEYOND’ AT TELFAIR’S 15TH ANNUAL PULSE ART + TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL

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John Rutter’s Requiem Sunday, April 24 I 7:30 pm St. Anne’s Catholic Church

KEITARO HARADA conductor JANE REDDING-MARRERO soprano SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC CHORUS

The Tales of Arabian Nights Saturday, May 7 I 7:30 pm

Winds Beneath the Wings

Lucas Theatre for the Performing Arts

Saturday, January 22 I 7:30 pm

KEITARO HARADA conductor KRISTEN SPIRIDON clarinet

National Museum of The Mighty Eighth Air Force KEITARO HARADA conductor

Beethoven and Awadagin Pratt Saturday, February 12 I 7:30 pm Lucas Theatre for the Performing Arts

KEITARO HARADA conductor AWADAGIN PRATT piano

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WEDNESDAY 1/12

VOLUNTEER FOR MEALS ON WHEELS

(Ongoing, Mondays-Fridays, 10:45 a.m.) Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St., There are seniors in our community who are hungry. You can make a difference by volunteering one hour a week to delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors. We have routes throughout Savannah, so we can match you to an area that is convenient. Training included. Volunteers use their own vehicle. Gas stipend is optional. There are over 500 seniors on the waiting list to receive meals, and the number continues to grow. For more information, contact Lauren at Volunteer@seniorcitizens-inc. org or 912-236-0363

OPEN MIC AT MINT TO BE MOJITO BAR

Musicians & Singers Wanted! Join host Larry Broussard (of the band LAX) for Savannah’s Best Open Mic every Wednesday. Watch LIVE ON TIKTOK! (Cajuncookin). Larry plays your favorite hits and requests between sets. Call 912-713-1009 to book your 30 minutes of stage time. No cover charge! 5-11 p.m. Mint to Be Mojito Bar & Bites, 12 W State St.

WHISKEY WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAY 1/13

FREE YOGA ON THE BEACH AT THE THE DECK Enjoy free yoga on the Tybee sponsored by The Deck Beach Bar & Kitchen. Bring a large

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beach towel, your mat or a tapestry, a hat and sunglasses, water and a friend. 9-10 a.m. The Deck Beachbar and Kitchen, 404 Butler Ave.

FRIDAY 1/14

ENMARKET SAVANNAH HOCKEY CLASSIC

(through Jan 15) The Enmarket Savannah Hockey Classic returns Jan. 14-15 to the Savannah Civic Center. The collegiate hockey tournament features four of the South’s most exciting hockey programs: University of Georgia, University of Florida, Georgia Tech and Florida State. savannahhockeyclassic.com

UGA HOCKEY MEET & GREET

Come hangout with the Savannah Dawgs at the Enmarket Savannah Hockey Classic and meet the UGA Ice Dawgs! The UGA Hockey team and the Savannah Chapter of the UGA Alumni Association will host a meet-and-greet in the lobby of the Springhill Suites Hotel by Marriott across from the Savannah Civic Center. Fans can meet their favorite Ice Dawg and take a selfie before, cheering them on to victory for the coveted Thrasher Cup. Make sure to wear your RED and BLACK; all are welcome at this event, including children! 6:00 p.m. Springhill Suites by Marriott, 150 Montgomery St.

LAX AT COFFEE BLUFF MARINA

The dynamic duo of Larry Broussard and Jeri Boxx are Lectric Acoustic Xperiment. LAX plays your favorite songs with a fun and fast acoustic twist. This is not your typical coffee shop slow, sedation songs. Coffee Bluff Marina, 14915 Coffee Bluff Dr. 6-8 pm This is an All ages show, pet friendly, no cover Fresh seafood BYOB

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PARK DEDICATION

@PLANT RIVERSIDE DISTRICT | 2-3:15 PM Let Freedom Ring: A Tribute to the Late Martin Luther King, Jr. Plant Riverside District, will officially dedicate Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on the Savannah riverfront and will ceremoniously unveil a commissioned bronze monument dedicated to the late Civil Rights leader. Free and open to the public.

BLUEGRASS BY THE PINT WITH SWAMPTOOTH Join Service Brewing for Bluegrass by the Pint every Friday featuring live bluegrass from favorite local favorite’s, Swamptooth.6 p.m. Service Brewing Co., 574 Indian St.

SATURDAY 1/15

FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods, and other delights. Rain or shine. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Forsyth Park. Drayton St. & East Park Ave.

YOGA + SIPS AT KIMPTON BRICE HOTEL Celebrate the weekend during anupbeat, poolside yoga classes. 60-minute high energy

yoga class with Savannah Yoga featuring a welcome cocktail, social hour, and more! Reservations required. Kimpton Brice Hotel 601 E Bay St. bricehotel.com

State University Wesleyan Gospel Choir. 2-3:15 p.m. Plant Riverside District – Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. 400 W. River Street

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PARK DEDICATION

Enjoy half off bottles of wine and fire pits in the courtyard. Purchase one of our s’mores kits (marshmallows included) for the ultimate fall experience. 6-9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

Let Freedom Ring: A Tribute to the Late Martin Luther King, Jr. Plant Riverside District, known as Savannah’s Entertainment District, will officially dedicate Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on the Savannah riverfront and will ceremoniously unveil a commissioned bronze monument dedicated to the late Civil Rights leader. This event, which is free and open to the public, will include live gospel performances by the Mass Choir of St. Paul CME Church as well as the Savannah

FIRE & WINE

GARDENING SESSION

First and Third Saturday of every month, 9:30 a.m. Charles H. Morris Center10 East Broad St., Savannah Free and open to the public. Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory

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Discounted regional and international whiskey and bourbon selections every Wednesday at Oak 36 Bar + Kitchen. Come try something new on the rocks, as a smoked drink, or perhaps with natural shrubs and fresh pressed juices in one of their craft cocktails. 5500 Abercorn St. Suite #36

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Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month.

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National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. 10am-3pm | All ages, Food Trucks will be available Registration is strongly encouraged | Approx. 2 hours for your visit. It’s going to be a great day learning about Outer Space, the planets, astronauts and so much more! So many hands-on activities! Contact 912-7488888 or programs@mightyeighth.org for details.

SUNDAY 1/16 LIVE JAZZ SUNDAY BRUNCH

Featuring the Howard Paul Jazz Trio Live performances from legendary jazz guitarist Howard Paul at Myrtle & Rose Rooftop Garden at Plant Riverside District. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 400 West River St

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ISLANDS FARMERS MARKET

Weekly farmers market on Talahi Island highlighting local growers and makers, healthy foods and a positive environment. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 912-6565626 401 Quarterman Dr.

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SUNSET PARTY SUNDAY

Wrap up the weekend with a Sunday Funday Sunset Party on the roof. Local DJ Doc Ock on the 1s and 2s, an amazing view, Long Drink and Herradura specials, and $3 Rosé all day. 6 - 9 p.m. Top Deck, 125 W. River Street

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ON THE COVER Parker’s announces plans to build Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and Parker’s Kitchen at the Corner of DeRenne and White Bluff, with plans to save and incorporate the iconic Globe. Drone photo by Alexander Neumann

Savannah’s largest industry night at Oak 36 Bar + Kitchen. Enjoy Pubstar Karaoke hosted by Shane along with DJ B-RAD playing today’s hits inbetween singers. Enjoy $4-$5 drink specials all night along with a late night menu and craft cocktail bar. The fun starts at 10pm every Monday! 5500 Abercorn St. Ste. 36

TYBEE ISLAND FARMERS MARKET

Weekly market featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, eggs, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles,

dog treats and natural body products. Artisans are also featured each week. Located at 30 Meddin Dr., right behind the Historic Tybee Lighthouse. tybeeislandfarmersmarket.com

PILATES CLASS

Skidaway Island United Methodist Church (SIUMC) offers, to church and non-church members alike, basic Mat Pilates classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:15-10:15 a.m., for only $5.00-$6.25 per class. Classes focus on improving core strength, posture, flexibility and muscle tone. Visit siumc. org/nurture 54 Diamond Causeway

TUESDAY 1/18

THE SOUTHERN TABLE COOKING CLASS

There is a collection of ubiquitous Southern classics enjoyed at nearly every dinner table from Virginia to Texas. In this interactive class, guests will master the techniques and skills to take their cooking skills to the next level. Class menu items include Nancy’s Fried Chicken; World’s Best Mac and Cheese; Tomato Pie; Collard Greens; Hoppin’ John; and Lemon Chess Pie. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 700 Kitchen Cooking School at The Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton Street mansion.classesbykessler.com

WHISKEY TASTING CLASSES

Taste and learn differences between six different whiskey varieties. Reservations required. 7:30 p.m. Congress Street Up, 220 W. Congress St. americanprohibitionmuseum.com

TRIVIA TUESDAYS

Voted one of Savannah’s best places to enjoy trivia in 2021. Enjoy video trivia hosted by Hangover Entertainment at Oak 36 Bar + Kitchen. Free to play, and starts at 7pm with prizes for top 2 teams. Full menu and craft cocktail bar. 5500 Abercorn St. Suite #36

STAFFORD’S TUESDAY COMEDY OPEN MIC

The ghost of Savannah’s legendary open mic returns. Head out to the sequel to the open mic Hannibal Buress called “whack” and “please put that phone down”. All experience levels welcome! Come out and give us your best 5 minutes, or just come and laugh at us, we like it. 8:30-11:45 p.m. Stafford’s Public House, 306 W. Upper Factor’s Walk.

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CORRECTION:

In the January 5 print edition of Connect Savannah, Chris Brown was incorrectly identified as Chris Howard. The story was corrected in the online version. We apologize for the mistake.


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MEET KEVIN MAPLETON OF SAVANNAH CONNECTION By Lauren Wolverton

When Kevin Mapleton and his wife Ashley moved to Savannah, they were looking to really plug into their new community. So, they created a Facebook page to connect anyone and everyone who loves the Hostess City. They also opened a small business serving steamed bagel sandwiches at pop-up events in the Starland District. YOU’RE ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE “SAVANNAH CONNECTION” FACEBOOK GROUP. WHAT IS THAT? The Savannah Connection was an idea that my wife and I started several months before we moved to Savannah, in March of 2019. The idea behind it was that we were moving to a new town that we had only visited once. We knew no people. We didn’t know where to get our hair cut, where to get our car fixed. We didn’t know the places to go, the places to not go. We decided that we would start this and see what would take off, and see if people would jump in to create some community feel. We wanted to be a helpful hand to someone who might not know anything about Savannah. THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE GROUP NOW, OVER 13,000. DID YOU EXPECT IT TO BE THIS BIG? It’s something I’m very proud of. I did not think it would grow this fast. We’ve learned a lot about the people in the group. It’s people from Savannah or moving to Savannah, or maybe their grandparents are from Savannah, or they lost something while visiting in Savannah. We wanted to keep it community-based at first, but there’s just a lot of people who are

in love with the town, so we decided to let visitors join the group too. We thought it would be a great opportunity to answer their questions and connect with them too. WHAT DO YOU HOPE THAT PEOPLE GET OUT OF JOINING THIS FACEBOOK GROUP? When I see someone post something they’re interested in, and I see someone react to it, and they feel connected to others that way, that will never get old to me. It’s cool every time I see it. Someone wants to try something new, someone wants to promote an event, and people try it—to see that connection happen in real time that started in this group—to me, that’s so cool. YOU AND YOUR WIFE ALSO STARTED A BAGEL BUSINESS, STEAMBOAT BAGELS. TELL US ABOUT THAT. Yeah, we pop up at Starland Yard, slinging bagel sandwiches. We partner with Starland Yard and the Loki Food Bus. We started it because we thought we could do it. We fly our bagels in from New York. We source meats locally here in Savannah, then we steam them to melt all the flavors together, and we serve up delicious sandwiches. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN SAVANNAH? This is tough. One that stands out in my mind is the Grey Market. Ardsley Station— I’ve also got to give them some love. I love that place. I know people miss the Atlantic, but people need to give [Ardsley Station] a chance. IT’S A SATURDAY AND YOU’RE FREE ALL DAY. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

I am likely cracking a beer open and walking around the city. It’s my favorite thing to do, just walking around. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO ADD ABOUT YOURSELF OR SAVANNAH CONNECTION? I absolutely love Savannah. I look at it from an outside perspective. Coming here, it was like a shot of inspiration. I came here and felt so inspired. There’s so much opportunity for this town. Me and my wife just felt inspired to do things and be a part of the community. So, I have a sense

of gratitude here. I live in a place where people come to spend their vacation. That’s incredible to me. I get to live here. I always joke that I’ve been on vacation for two and a half years, since I moved here. I’m just so thankful to be here. You can join “Savannah Connection” on Facebook by sending a request on the group’s page. Keep an eye out for Steamboat Bagels to return to Starland Yard in Spring 2022. 7


COMMUNITY SENIOR CITIZENS INC. TO KICK OFF 18TH ANNUAL BLANKET DRIVE JAN. 12 Senior Citizens, Inc. (SCI), will be teaming up with Starbucks and other community groups on its 18th annual blanket drive. The SCI Blanket Drive will kick off on Wed., Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. at the Starbucks at 135 W. Bay St. SCI invites Savannah and surrounding communities to help seniors without adequate heating stay warm this winter by donating a new blanket. Donations may be dropped off at SCI’s headquarters or at participating Starbucks coffee shops. Donors at Starbucks will receive a free tall beverage through Jan. 31. Cash donations to help purchase blankets are also welcomed at the SCI website. Starbucks locations will be collecting blankets through Jan. 31. Senior Citizens, Inc. will continue to collect blankets at 3025 Bull St. To qualify for a blanket, seniors must be 65 years or older and have a low income. Please bring a photo ID and proof of income. Qualifying seniors may pick up blankets at Senior Citizens, Inc. at 3025 Bull Street.

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SAVANNAH BOOK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS 2022 TICKET SALE DATES AND CLOSING HEADLINER AUTHORS The Savannah Book Festival (SBF), which runs from February 17-20, 2022, has announced its ticket sale dates and closing headliner authors. Presale tickets for the SBF’s LITERATI members are available starting January 20 and general public tickets go on sale January 27. Festival Saturday, on February 19, is free and open to the public. The SBF’s Closing Address on Sunday, February 20 features Friends & Fiction. “We are thrilled to add Friends and Fiction to our headliner lineup. Authors are anxious to return, face-to-face, with their readers and, although some things may be a little different this year, we are working hard to make this Festival a safe and enjoyable experience,” says SBF Board President, Rachel Young Fields. Friends & Fiction will deliver the Closing Address on Sunday, February 20. New York Times bestselling novelists Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and Patti Callahan Henry are four longtime friends with more than seventy published books to their credit. In their weekly podcast with chats, author interviews and fascinating insider talk about publishing and writing, these friends discuss the books they’ve written, the books they’re reading now, and the art of storytelling. MARY KAY ANDREWS is the New York Times bestselling author of 30 novels (including The Santa Suit; The Newcomer; Hello, Summer; The High Tide Club; The Weekenders; Ladies’ Night; Spring Fever; Summer Rental; Savannah Breeze; Hissy Fit; Little Bitty Lies; and Savannah Blues) and one cookbook, The Beach House Cookbook. KRISTIN HARMEL is the New York Times bestselling, USA Today bestselling, and #1 international bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names, The Winemaker’s Wife, The Room on Rue Amelie, and a dozen other novels that have been translated into 28 languages and sold all over the world. KRISTY WOODSON HARVEY is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including The Peachtree Bluff series, Under the Southern Sky and the forthcoming The Wedding Veil. PATTI CALLAHAN HENRY is the New York Times, USA Today, and Globe and Mail best-selling author of fifteen novels, including the historical fiction (writing as Patti Callahan) Surviving Savannah, Becoming Mrs. Lewis, and Once Upon A Wardrobe. SBF previously announced their opening and keynote headliners: David Baldacci will deliver the Opening Address on Thursday, February 17, following the release of his latest novel, Mercy, the latest installment in the Atlee Pines thriller series and releasing in November. Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world’s favorite storytellers. WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER will present the Keynote Address on Friday, February 18. Krueger’s current book Lightning Strike is the latest installment in his Cork O’Connor mystery series. Krueger is also the author of Ordinary Grace, his stand-alone novel published in 2013, which received the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America in recognition for the best novel published in that year. The companion novel, This Tender Land, was published in September 2019 and spent nearly six months on the New York Times bestseller list. Festival Saturday authors have been announced and can be found on the SBF’s Meet the Authors page at savannahbookfestival.org.


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Cutting edge survey charts Georgia’s artificial reefs sunk in place or deployed from barges using Loran-C, a radio-based navigation system that was significantly less accurate than current GPS, or dropped from Army helicopters, so their precise locations are not always exactly known,” Alexander said. “In addition, we have had a number of hurricanes and winter storms come through or offshore Georgia, and we don’t know whether some of the material has been moved from its original location.” Alexander proposed a program to survey the reefs and develop a more accurate set of data on their locations and characteristics, which was subsequently funded through the Georgia Coastal Management Program, administered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division. Marine life attracted to one of Georgia’s artificial reefs. Photo credit: Georgia DNR. “Our goals were to document the status of what is on the bottom, and to give more precise locations for the objects we identify,” Alexander said. “We used realtime kinematic GPS, so we know within a few centimeters where things are on the bottom.” Alexander’s team began field work in 2018 and continued into 2021, using the 28-foot RV Jack Blanton. They spent an average of six days surveying each reef. They started with the beach reefs to work out any kinks in the planned survey approach and then moved on to the reefs 10 miles off shore. Along with high-resolution GPS, the team used an interferometric side-scan sonar that gives the depth and co-registered side-scan sonar imagery that provides images of the seafloor and objects sitting on it. “Based on an object’s general location, and existing location data, we were able to make some good guesses as to ‘Oh, that must be a certain barge or ship’ and so on,” he said. “And we found a few objects that were not on existing maps and several others that had fragmented into several pieces since being placed.” Another important parameter the team

(ABOVE) A battle tank is pushed into the ocean to form part of an artificial reef. Photo credit: Georgia DNR. (BELOW) Marine life attracted to one of Georgia’s artificial reefs. Photo credit: Georgia DNR.

measured was the amount of clearance between the various structures and the ocean surface. “You don’t want to have to worry about anything you put down being a hazard to navigation,” Alexander said. “Ten kilometers off shore, you are in about 10 meters of water or so, about 30 feet. So, if one of these sunken vessels was sticking up a significant height above the bottom, that is something you need to know.” Alexander and DNR are making plans to survey the eight reefs that are about 25 miles off shore. They present a greater challenge than the reefs closer to shore. The longer distance means greater transit time and less time on-station actually conducting the survey. The team would also be constrained by the weather.

Conditions must be very good and forecast to remain calm throughout both the transits and survey. “Because when you are that far offshore, you are at the mercy of sea conditions, which can change quickly” Alexander said. The data Alexander’s team collected is now being added to the DNR’s marine artificial reef fishing website. These new data products enhance the data available to anglers, and now allows users to zoom in to the individual features, see what they look like, and how they are distributed in relation to other features on the bottom. The data collected by the project can be found on the DNR’s artificial reef website at coastalgadnr.org/HERU/offshore Originally published by UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.

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Beginning in 1970, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources built a series of artificial reefs to provide habitat for marine life. However, until recently, there were gaps in some of the key information about those reefs, such as the precise locations of the materials placed on the bottom and water depth over the materials. Now, researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are using cutting-edge bathymetric side-scan sonar and highresolution geographic positioning systems (GPS) to provide coastal managers and fishermen a detailed picture of the location and condition of reef materials. Georgia’s shelf is relatively shallow and extends approximately 80 miles offshore before dropping into the deep ocean. Most of the shelf bottom consists of shifting sand, which does not provide the kind of conditions to develop and support diverse reef communities. “Much of the continental shelf is like a vast sandy desert,” UGA Skidaway Institute scientist Clark Alexander said. “So, what we need is more hard substrate, because that is really the most important thing for establishing stable live-bottom communities.” A battle tank is pushed into the ocean to form part of an artificial reef. Photo credit: Georgia DNR. Over the past 50 years, the state has placed hard-surface materials in 18 sites, each about 15 square kilometers in size. Eight of the sites are located along the coast approximately 10 miles off shore and another eight approximately 25 miles off shore. There are also two “beach reefs” that are closer to shore and accessible to fishermen with smaller boats. The reefs are made up of a wide range of materials, including old ships, battle tanks, pieces from the original Talmadge Bridge, retired subway cars from New York City, concrete pipes and pilings, and purpose-built, concrete tetrapods. “The materials that were placed on the bottom in the 1970s and 1980s were

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AGE: 2-3 YEARS COLOR: GRAY TABBY WITH HINTS OF ORANGE WEIGHT: AVERAGE FEMALE

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Meet Mama Beth! She was a feral rescue along with her four babies, but she has turned into the sweetest and most regal girl. She is the only girl in the house with 4 male cats and has no problem getting along. She loves to be petted, and will purr and knead like crazy! Her hair is medium to long and so soft. When she gets comfortable with you, she would love to take a nap in your lap. She loves to play with other cats and toys, and enjoys climbing the cat tree and sitting at the window watching the birds, squirrels anything else that moves. She has not been around other dogs or children, but One Love will help you navigate introductions. We think she’d love other kitty companions in the home.

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February 17-20, 2022

College Hockey Classic returns The Enmarket Savannah Hockey Classic returns Jan. 14-15 to the Savannah Civic Center. The collegiate hockey tournament features four of the South’s most exciting hockey programs: University of Georgia, University of Florida, Georgia Tech and Florida State. The very first “Rumble in the Rink” or Memorial Health Hockey Classic took place on January 8-9, 1999 at the Savannah Civic Center. The four original teams included the University of Georgia, University of Florida, Georgia Tech, and the University of Tennessee. Georgia Tech captured the first Thrasher Cup. UGA are the defending champs, and there is no shortage of local fans who arrive to root on the Bulldogs. “It brings a little bit of Athens to Savannah,” said Ann Lerch, vice president of the Savannah Chapter of the UGA Alumni Association. “We host a meet and greet for the players before a game, (Fri., Jan. 14, 6 p.m. Springhill Suites by Marriott across from the Civic Ctr.) then all get together to chee(r them on. Whether you’re a Dawg, Jacket, Nole or Gator—or if you’re just ready to see some hockey in Savannah, Tickets are available at savannahhockeyclassic.com

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Parker’s announces plans to build Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and Parker’s Kitchen at the corner of DeRenne and White Bluff

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Parker’s recently announced plans to build a new Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and Parker’s Kitchen on a 3.4-acre commercial site located at the corner of DeRenne Ave. and White Bluff Rd. The Parker Companies, which is the parent company for the Parker’s and Parker’s Kitchen brands, serves as the developer for the site, which is expected to open in summer 2022. The Pinyan Company in Savannah serves as the lead contractor for site construction. After much public speculation and concern, it was announced the site will incorporate the existing 60-foot metal globe, which previously served as a Savannah Gas Co. natural gas storage tank in the 1950s. The giant globe will anchor the parcel, which is located at one of Savannah’s most high-traffic intersections. “We’re absolutely thrilled to develop this underutilized site and to preserve the globe, which is an iconic landmark for many Savannah residents,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “We listened to the public

throughout the planning process and have made a significant investment to save the globe and to develop this long-neglected site in a more thoughtful, strategic way. Our customers know that we have an unwavering commitment to quality and a powerful connection to the communities we serve. We look forward to transforming this former eyesore into a gateway to Savannah that will meet the needs of today’s residents and visitors.” “At Parker’s, we have a strong commitment to give back to every community where we operate stores and a powerful desire to make a positive impact. Our goal is to revitalize the corner of DeRenne and White Bluff, and we decided to make the additional investment to preserve a small piece of Savannah history.” The newest Parker’s Kitchen in Savannah will be the company’s 75th retail store and will offer popular grab-and-go options as well as a hot bar with signature items like Southern fried chicken tenders and savory mac ‘n’ cheese, fresh-made salads, gourmet coffee, freshly brewed sweet tea, beer, fountain drinks with Chewy Ice, fuel and a wide range of convenience items. Nick Palumbo, Savannah City Council, District 4, has been a vocal advocate for those wanting to save the cherished Savannah landmark. “It is saved! It is saved for the next generation. It’s had a great life since 1955 and because it is and was painted

as this globe and used as an advertising device, its going to enjoy its next generation. As it changes hands, Greg Parker is going to repair it and preserve it for the next generation for everybody to enjoy,” said Palumbo. “Plans (for how it will be painted) are under wraps. But it does need some TLC and some maintenance. You can see that there’s algae down by Antartica and, you know, Antartica’s not exactly known for algae growth. So… I mean, it’s a gigantic cast iron ball, so it needs some TLC. The last time it was painted was 1999, so it’s due for an overhaul and I’m not sure what form that will take but we do know that it will be maintained as a globe. And in the future...it will be the only place on the planet where you get to drive around the globe and grab a cup of coffee!” The globe is 60’ in diameter—which means the spherical globe is also 60’ tall—and sits on a 10 foot pedestal, so basically it’s listed as seven stories tall “It’s one of the largest (Horton Spheres) that you can still find at these natural gas distribution sites,” adds Palumbo. “And this is one of the few that you can still find on publicly accessible property. Most are still only now used on private sites that you can’t go up and see, touch.” The Savannah tank (could) hold 113K cubic feet of gas. By comparison, the (according to the Wall Street Journal) one of the Horton Spheres deconstructed in the East Hampton, NY (Long Island) in 2013 was a 75 ton Horton


Sphere with a 99K cubic feet capacity. A similar Horton Sphere in Poughkeepsie was dismantled in 2012 “Ours is the only one in existence that’s been painted to look like the globe,” Palumbo notes. A Horton Sphere (according to an online search) is a spherical pressure vessel, which is used for storage of compressed gases such as propane, liquefied petroleum gas or butane in a liquid stage. First built (in the field) in the early 1920s by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, more than 3500 have been built from Saudi Arabia to California. Some are still in use today. “(It’s) been a project close to my heart because it’s such a unique one that so many Savannahians love and enjoy, for different reasons, whether it be that Santa Claus used to come into town and go atop the globe or the proposals that were there. The movie ‘Forces of Nature’ was filmed there, but it’s always been this landmark and gateway to the city,” dotes the Alderman. “And it’s truly a one-of-a kind Savannah gem.” And it’s not on the national register of historic places, there’s not exactly a category for that because it is so unique.” “It was so important when we knew that a local company had plans to develop the property, to reach out and do everything in our power to save it. We’re just super proud that its gonna stay where it is.” Long-time residents and Savannah visitors agree. Judy Howell of Blackshear says looking for the globe was always a tradition when coming to the city. “We would come into town for whatever reason, but that globe was like a ‘welcome to Savannah’ sign, says Howell. “It was also a landmark that let you know you were going in the right direction! Turn left at the globe!” “Greg Parker made an extraordinary effort and a true design feat,” added Palumbo. “It took them over a year in traffic engineering alone to pull this off, but I think the effort’s truly worth it and you get to save the globe at the same time. Who else can say that.”

‘(IT’S) BEEN A PROJECT CLOSE TO MY HEART BECAUSE IT’S SUCH A UNIQUE ONE THAT SO MANY SAVANNAHIANS LOVE AND ENJOY, FOR DIFFERENT REASONS... BUT IT’S ALWAYS BEEN THIS LANDMARK AND GATEWAY TO THE CITY.’ ALDERMAN NICK PALUMBO

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(Opposite) An aeriel view of the globe in its current state. Photo by Alexander Neumann. (This Page, Clockwise from left) The Horton Sphere designation on the base of the Globe, with credit to builders Chicago Bridge & Iron Company. Alderman Nick Palumbo at the base of the Globe. A previous design looked more like a classroom-style globe with outlines of countries and continents. An undated brochure advertising the Globe to tourists. Images special to Connect Savannah. Check connectsavannah.com for more information and images.

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BRUNCH

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WHERE TO GRAB BRUNCH IN SAVANNAH

To have your restaurant considered for inclusion in the weekly Brunch Guide, please send an email to happenings @connectsavannah.com. Include the restaurant name, a few menu highlights, address, contact number, and website. The submission deadline is 5PM each Friday before the following Wednesday’s edition.

THE HOSTESS CITY IS FAMOUS FOR BRUNCH! AND CONNECT SAVANNAH HAS YOU COVERED 24/7 IF THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE CRAVING! VISIT OUR ONLINE BRUNCH GUIDE AT CONNECTSAVANNAH.COM OR SCAN THE QR CODE BELOW. HUEY’S

Located on River Street, Huey’s is a Southern Cafe serving both New Orleans style classics and Lowcountry favorites. Some of their brunch specialties include a Seafood Omelette filled with wild caught shrimp, lump crab, scallops, and thermidor sauce. And the best part? Their brunch specials are served all day, every day starting at 8 a.m. 115 E. River St. hueysontheriver.net

CHURCHILL’S

Two words: bottomless mimosas. Churchill’s serves up British cuisine with unique ingredients from Costal Ga. Join them for one of their unique menu items like the roasted vegetable quiche. 13W. Bay St. thebritishpub.com

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Join the World of Beer on the weekends for bottomless mimosas, beermosas, or Bloody Marys. Don’t forget to pair it with a chicken and waffle sandwich or one of their breakfast flatbreads. 112 W Broughton St. worldofbeer.com

THE SENTIENT BEAN

Serving a special brunch menu with seasonal ingredients fresh from Forsyth Farmers’ Market, join the Sentient Bean every Sun. from 9 - noon for brunch. Some local favorites include a brunch bowl and vegan pancakes. 13 E. Park Ave. sentientbean.com

THE FUNKY BRUNCH CAFÉ

Colorful brunch spot featuring a cook-yourown pancakes option on griddles built into the tables. 304 E Broughton St. thefunkybrunchcafe.com

HENRY’S RESTAURANT

Stop by Henry’s for one of Savannah’s classic breakfasts downtown. 28 Drayton St. henrys. restaurantwebexpert.com

TOP DECK

Chill out on the rooftop and take in the city views at Top Deck, located above the Cotton Sail Hotel on River St. Offering craft cocktails, charcuterie boards, small plates, and more, Check out their famous “Mimosa Tower.” 125 W. River St. topdeckbar.com

ARDSLEY STATION

Famous for their Johnny Cake Benedict. 12hr-pork, poached eggs, and collard greens béarnaise. 102 E. Victory Dr. ardsleystation.com

BAR•FOOD

Guys, trying to get your lady to watch more sports? Ladies, need a way to get your man out to brunch on Sundays? Bar•Food has both. Join them for brunch on Sundays at 11 a.m. for biscuit and gravy casserole or loaded avocado toast. 4523 Habersham St. savannahbarfood.com

22 SQUARE RESTAURANT

Gather with your friends and family to share a farmto-table Southern inspired brunch at 22 Square Restaurant, located inside the Andaz. Build your own omelet or try their shrimp n’ grits paired with a Bloody Mary or Citrus Mimosa. 14 Barnard St.

MCDONOUGH’S RESTAURANT

Known around town as a place where locals go, McDonough’s extensive menu ensures that everyone is able to find something to eat, even the pickiest of eaters. Kitchen is open at 10 a.m. seven days a week. 21 E. McDonough St. mcdonoughslounge.com

THE PIRATES HOUSE

If you enjoy brunch with a side of history, their brunch offers an all-you-can-eat buffet with a range of Southern style dishes and dessert. Full menu is available as well. 20 E. Broad St. thepirateshouse.com

BARNES RESTAURANT

A BBQ favorite of locals, Barnes serves up a variety of different Southern BBQ specials seven days a week. Try their fried or rotisserie chicken with one of their home-made Southern sides. 5320 Waters Ave. barnesrestaurant.com

FEATURED: OAK 36 BAR +KITCHEN

Try Bottomless bubbles, peach, strawberry and raspberry bellini, Savannah Coffee Roasters Espresso Martini, Oak’s pickled bloody mary (pictured). oakthirtysix.com EGGS UP GRILL

Chorizo Quesadilla - a flour tortilla stuffed and grilled with crumbled chorizo sausage, scrambled eggs, pepper jack cheese, sautéed bell peppers, onions, and ancho chili sauce. Topped with housemade corn salsa. 5710 Ogeechee Rd, Suite 450 eggsupgrill.olo.com

LILI’S RESTAURANT & BAR

Relax and enjoy brunch on Wilmington Island with bottomless mimosas! Try the Spicy Tataki Bloody Mary, made with Savannah Bloody Mary Mix and pepper-infused Vodka, garnished with pickled vegetables and seared

Tuna. Brunch specialties: crab cakes benedict and breakfast burritos. Brunch is 11:00-3:00, Sundays 326 Johnny Mercer Boulevard, Wilmington Island

OAK 36 BAR + KITCHEN

The menu features items like creamy gouda grits with shrimp and chorizo topped with a Lowcountry Sauce, or buttermilk cheddar biscuits smothered in Hunter Cattle sausage gravy. Try Bottomless bubbles, peach, strawberry and raspberry bellini, Savannah Coffee Roasters Espresso Martini, Oak’s pickled bloody mary. oakthirtysix.com

ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFÉ

Lobster Benedict – a toasted “everything” bagel topped with sauteed asparagus, poached eggs and sauteed lobster in a creamy bisque-style sauce. Served with grits or fresh country potatoes. 201 C Tanger Outlet Blvd, anotherbrokenegg.com

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FOOD & DRINK EAT IT & LIKE IT PRESENTED WEEKLY BY SAVANNAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE

2022: THE HAPPIEST AND HEALTHIEST YEAR EAT IT AND LIKE IT By Jesse Blanco eatitandlikeit.com

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It would be easy to sit here watching the Rose Parade on television and rattle off a few hundred words in support of the whole “New Year New Me” mantra. You know, the most wonderful time of the year? The calendar gives us permission to break bad habits, start new routines and overall begin a more optimistic outlook on our particular journey. You know the drill. I will spare us the details. The good news is some of you reading this looking to ‘start a new’ will be successful. Hard work does work. The more realistic news is most of you may have the best of intentions, but it is only a matter of time before you fall back into old routines. It happens to all of us. Those crowds at the gym we will see this week? “Sadly, most of them will be gone by March 1st.” is how a friend of mine put it. That is what has motivated me this New Year’s Day morning to share some details of my personal journey. The way I see it, if I can reach-and motivate-a handful of you, then this time here will have been well spent. My new year’s resolution actually started six months ago. It started with an out of the blue text message from a friend. I hadn’t heard from Drew in quite a while. Drew Edmonds is a Savannah personal trainer and owner of FIT Gym on Wilmington Island. I’d worked with him in the past, but like I said, it had been maybe 2 years since we’d spoken. “Let’s catch up!” he said. “How about breakfast next week?” The timing could not have been any more perfect. We had just come out of the Spring, which is always an intense part of the television production calendar for us. What I do for a living is a dream job, don’t get me wrong, but eating and drinking for a living and running a business to boot is very hard work. I didn’t like how I felt. I didn’t like how I looked. And while I was getting regular good

news from my doctor, I always knew it could and should be better. I knew I could benefit from someone to talk to. Then Drew’s text came out of the blue. I make a point of sharing the importance of that breakfast with Drew because any journey to better health should include someone you trust. Someone who understands what motivates you. Someone who knows and understands what your kryptonite is. It doesn’t have to be a trainer either. It could be your best friend, your spouse or your neighbor. The key is understanding that we all have weaknesses. We all can suffer from setbacks. Having someone to help keep you focused is so critical. It is from my seat anyway. Drew and I started working together on June 14th. I attacked the mission with unprecedented passion. For me anyway. I bought $20 worth of equipment to work at home and gave my wife’s dust collecting yoga mat more use than it had seen in a few years. Meanwhile, Drew’s FIT Gym is Savannah’s best boutique workout facility. It made it easy and enjoyable to go workout. I’ve enjoyed the sweats and the burns as much as anything I’ve done all year. The results? While they are significant, they are also an incomplete work in progress. How much weight have I lost? I really don’t know. What I do know is how my clothing fits me. I’ve tossed more clothing into the Goodwill box since June than any point in the last 15 years. On September 1st I bought two pairs of jeans in the same size I wore in High School. Today they are a smidge baggy. Drew measured me for muscle development and body fat purposes back in the Summer. We have yet to compare results. A watched pot never boils and I’m too busy cookin’. My alarm has been set for 5:25am for months. I shaved 7 full minutes off of my time on the Savannah Bridge run last month and I have (no joke) registered to run the 2022 New York City Marathon. More on that another time. I turned 53 this year and have felt the best I’ve felt in 20 years.

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COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK

EAT IT & LIKE IT (CONT.) By Jamie Burton

jamie@connectsavannah.com

The Betty White ENJOY AT:

GHOST COAST DISTILLERY 641 INDIAN ST. | GHOSTCOASTDISTILLERY.COM MADE WITH: GHOST COAST ORANGE VODKA, WHITE PEPPER, BLUEBERRY POMEGRANATE, LIME, CRANBERRY SHRUB, AND TONIC This is one of the more complicated drinks we have on the menu. I think a lot of it is just due to the fact that a lot of it happens before the guest would walk into the cocktail room. If you wanted to make this at home it would take a couple of days instead of making it on the spot. We use a cranberry shrub in this cocktail. You can use fresh cranberries or cranberry juice, but it is highly encouraged to use 100 percent cranberry juice as it is much more tart and it tastes lot different. So we use fresh cranberries, some sugar, water, red wine vinegar, and white wine vinegar. We combine those together in a container and we let them sit for a couple of days. That vinegar extracts a lot of the flavor from the cranberry in a unique way to help balance any offset that you get from any sugar in the cocktail. Then we use a white pepper simple syrup, blueberry pomegranate juice, lime juice, and our orange vodka. These are all combined in a cocktail shaker, shaken with plenty of ice, and then we put that in a stemless wine glass topped with tonic. All of these flavors are going to be very juicy. However, the shrub usually cuts through a lot of the juiciness and it will end with a very light spice from that white pepper.

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Cameron Khourie

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My wife and I lived in Savannah for about three years, but we moved last January to Chattanooga. I’m contracted through Ghost Coast to do their quarterly menus. Ghost Coast has become more than a family to me over the last almost half of a decade.

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I have since started my own mixology company where I do inhome cocktail classes, bartender training, and do custom cocktail menus for different bars and restaurants. I am a big rum fan. I really like big funky flavors so I like fun scotches and really fun Jamaican rums. I would probably say my favorite drink of all time may be a Mai Tai. A really funky Mai Tai is always a blast of a time. It makes you feel like you have your toes in the sand. I do really love a good tiki cocktail as well.

I think most of the time when I’m working through cocktail ideas it usually starts very simply. In this case, I knew that I wanted to use white pepper in a combination with our orange vodka. I kind of stumbled upon these two flavors working really well together and I knew that was my starting point. Often, naming cocktails can be quite difficult and it usually comes right at the end, but with the spice in this one, Betty White jumped out in the middle of making this cocktail which was a little abnormal and I loved it. I started building a cocktail that I thought a Golden Girl might drink. Something that was spicy and loud, but fun and easy to drink. This drink was made about three weeks before she passed away. As far as I knew, she was doing well. I’m it was in my subconscious someway that I heard she was going to be on a cover for her 100th birthday soon. I grew up loving her and I was excited that she was still out there making people laugh. Her passing really threw us back. With Betty White, throughout her career, she was a big advocate for adoption and helping pets get into better homes. We thought it was a perfect circumstance to kind of celebrate her and the things she stood for since we have an amazing community in Savannah that helps pets get into better homes. For the month of January, Ghost Coast will donate a portion from every BETTY WHITE drink sold to Savannah’s Coastal Pet Rescue.

Ultimately, that’s my journey and I’m lovin’ it. Yours will absolutely be different if you start one and I hope you love yours too. Before we go, I want to share three important pieces of advice. They are what I think are the three most important parts of the journey. YOUR DIET IS CRITICAL Obviously, right? Duh. My BIGGEST take away from the last six months is the fact that you will never outwork a crappy diet. I’ve lifted all the weights, run all of the miles and sweat all of the sweat. When my diet isn’t in line, I know it. My no-alcohol November was only moderately successful because I was absolutely guilty of using that as an excuse to cut a few corners with what I ate. That said, have the doughnut. Just keep it real otherwise. CONSISTENCY MATTERS I’ve taken my workouts everywhere I’ve gone. Florida, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Philadelphia or New Orleans. I’ve paid more attention to hotel workout rooms in the last 6 months than ever before in my life. Can’t workout? Go for a run. Can’t run on vacation? Put in a 3 or 4 mile walk. Slowed momentum while traveling is better than no-momentum. That leads to bad decisions on the diet side. The next thing you know? Huge set back. Speaking of... YOU WILL HAVE SETBACKS You will eat something you shouldn’t. You will wake up and not feel like exercising. You will fall off the track for a few days. What’s behind you doesn’t matter. You cannot change it. What matters most is the next day. The next meal. The next workout. Once you string those together, you are on your way.


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ART PATROL BETSY CAIN: THE NATURE OF NOT KNOWING

On View: January 7 - March 19 Laney Contemporary is pleased to start the year 2022 with a solo exhibition by Savannah-based artist Betsy Cain. The exhibition entitled the nature of not knowing starts as a way to explore new forms and ideas, a mapping of possibility. Cain’s lines are responsive and her processes move fluidly from one medium to the next. Her dance-like, calligraphic line work on the picture plane is a spatial record of movement. Two and three-dimensional works intertwine and inform one another in this large and innovative selection, an aggregate of concentrated responses to solitary time, reflection, the subtlety of colors, and the way that all of these elements are grounded in nature and experience.Email: info@laneycontemporary.com Address: 1810 Mills B Lane Blvd.

‘NOEL W ANDERSON: HEAVY IS THE CROWN’ EXHIBITION

‘Noel W Anderson: Heavy is the Crown’ considers Black experience and its legacies between the temporal brackets of two “kings”–1963 when Martin Luther King Jr. presented his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech and 1992, the brutal beating of Rodney King and his subsequent plea “Can we all just get along…?” The printed works, tapestries, and paperworks on view in the exhibition utilize found imagery from various media and archives that are reprocessed by Anderson through assorted means of distortion and manipulation to collectively expose the haunting relationship of black masculine (mis) representation to structures of power. telfair.org Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

KOBO GALLERY 360

Kobo Gallery artists Morgan Adler, Angela Burson, Antoine de Villiers, Joy Dunigan, Marta McWhorter, David Kaminsky and

Daniel E. Smith rotate the gallery, prompting a display of new work arrivals and a fresh take on existing works. 10:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. kobogallery.com. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street

ON::VIEW REVUE - ANNUAL ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE EXHIBITION

After a nearly year-long pause due to Covid, the ON::View Residency Program returned in June of 2021, and hosted five Artists-in-Residence: Bridget Conn, Kimberly Riner, Kellie Martin, Sinead Hornak, and Rebecca Braziel. Through media ranging from fibers to painting, ceramics to photography, these five artists challenged the community to contemplate grief, inclusivity, impermanence, memory, relationships, and more. Featuring work created during each artist’s residency and afterward, this exhibition surveys their recent explorations and presents them in conversation with one another. The Gallery at Sulfur Studios. 2301 Bull St. January 6 - 22 Opening Reception: January 7, 5:00 - 9:00 pm Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, noon – 5 pmsulfurstudios.org/onview-revue

‘SONYA CLARK: FINDING FREEDOM’ EXHIBITION

‘Sonya Clark: Finding Freedom’ consists of a large-scale canopy quilted together from cyanotype reactive fabric squares that were made with the help of workshop participants over the course of Clark’s various residencies. 10 a.m.-noon. 912-7908800. info@telfair.org. telfair.org/exhibitions/sonya-clark-finding-freedom/. telfair. org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.’’

CEDAR HOUSE GALLERY LOCAL ARTIST SHOWCASE 2022

On Friday, Jan 14, Cedar House Gallery will be open after hours 6pm to 9pm for a special event The 2022 Annual Local Artist Showcase featuring 20+ artists! Many artists will be here on-site to meet and talk about their work. We have collections of artwork from painters, jewelry makers, ceramists, glass blowers, photographers, and more. Local Savannah artists will have one of a kind works of art throughout the gallery. This event is open to the public on Friday, January 14 from 6-9pm and will be open studio style with refreshments. The show is open January 14th- February 4th, the gallery is open Tuesday- Saturday 12-5pm or schedule a private appointment between 9am to 12pm and public hours no appointment needed 12pm to 5pm CEDAR HOUSE GALLERY, 122 E 36th St

RE-COR-DARE BY SAUDA MITCHELL

Re-Cor-Dare is a solo #art912 exhibition of Savannah-based artist Sauda Mitchell (American, b. 1981). Mitchell’s prints, paintings, and artist books serve as compelling visual responses to her sustained engagement with archival collection materials. In researching personal papers, photographs, artifacts, and curated digital collections, her work explores thematic topics of study relating to the Black experience. Utilizing QR codes, selected works link to digitized collection materials focusing on their ability as teaching tools recalling stories embedded within the African American collective memory. Every 7 days. telfair.org/ exhibitions/re-cor-dare-sauda-mitchell/. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

CHUL-HYUN AHN

Continues through Aug. 7 Jepson Center for the Arts - 207 West York St.Telfair Museums’ 2022 PULSE Art + Technology Festival features a solo exhibition by Baltimore-based artist ChulHyun Ahn (Korean, b. 1971) whose light boxes made from LEDs, one-way mirrors, and sculptural materials create the suggestion of infinite space, whether the illusion of a railroad track curving into the darkness or geometric abstractions in vibrant color. Ahn’s precise and mesmerizing works also reflect the influence of Zen Buddhism and providing otherworldly experiences that connect to the spiritual as well as the language and history of abstraction. telfair.org

BEYOND: LIGHT COLOR, AND ILLUSION

through August 7, 2022 Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, TechSpace Complementing Chul-Hyun Ahn’s work Telfair Museums presents installations by artists exploring light, space and illusion in videos and installations with and without physical elements. Works include artist Ryan Buyssens’ kaleidoscopic motorized light sculpture, Aidan Lincoln Fowler’s video infinity mirror, and interactive video and video sculpture by Savannah-based and international artists.

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‘FROM DUST TO GOLD’ BY DAVID GUMBS This exhibition represents the first U.S. solo exhibition by Caribbean artist David Gumbs, featuring immersive, interactive digital installations and drawings. Gumbs is a multi-disciplinary artist from the island of Saint Martin, currently based in Martinique. Inspired by Caribbean flora, fauna, history, and mythology, Gumbs’ work often is concerned with “the offscreen of perception, the cycle of life, the visible and invisible.” More on telfair.org 10 a.m.-5 p.m.. telfair.org/exhibitions/david-gumbs-fromdust-to-gold/. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

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CULTURE

ART CLASSES

Stretch your mind and learn a new skill at The Savannah Cultural Arts Center

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By Marley Gibson

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In our own (downtown) backyard sits a new, state-of-the-art performing and visual art space to rival those of larger cities. So, after the seclusion of a pandemic and all we’ve come through, the Savannah Cultural Arts Center (SCAC) offers solutions for winter days and those seeking to get out of the house. “To engage in the arts is an opportunity to share an experience,” said Stuart Miller, Director of the SCAC, which opened its new doors at 201 Montgomery Street in April 2019 with the goal of making the arts accessible to the community. “We offer affordable classes, workshops, free events, a performance theater, and a gallery that is always free to visit,” the director said. “Our objective is to provide the chance for all Savannah residents to have access to the arts. Most of this is done with programming at the SCAC facility, but we also strive to offer arts activities throughout the city,” Miller said. Classes sessions at the SCAC run in eight-week sessions, except for some dance classes that are open to drop-ins throughout the sessions period. Classes are for ages 6 and up. This Winter’s dance classes are African Dance (adult), Ballet (adult), and All Levels Jazz (teen and adult), according to SCAC’s website. “Our classes are welcoming to all levels of art experience, offering guidance for a new artist while also providing challenges and growth for a more experienced artist,” Miller said. “Our instructors are all artists in their own right and are involved in the community.” Dance instructor Muriel Miller is the director of Abeni Cultural Arts, part of PAC Savannah. Guitar teacher Matthew Duplessie is a musician and middle school teacher. Nikki Zuaro is an upand-coming conceptual artist and SCAD graduate. Watercolor instructor Billie Stultz is the founder and lead curator of the Savannah African Arts Museum. Even before the Savannah Cultural Arts Center opened, the City’s Cultural

Resources department had a popular ceramics program, according to the SCAC. Miller said, “Ceramics remains a popular offering at both the adult and youth levels. At the SCAC we have dedicated ceramics staff who instruct, make glazes, and fire in our electric, raku, and cone 10 kilns. Our pottery wheel classes are generally our first to sell out.” “With the new SCAC,” he said, “We have expanded performing arts capabilities and are excited to debut brand new theater classes. From improv games for our youngest actors to audition prep for students looking at arts high schools

‘Participating in arts has the unique ability to provide both an escape from every day and a way to process what we have experienced.’ or auditioning for local productions.” At the time of publication, some of the classes will have already started, but Miller states most do allow people to join one week late. The classes that haven’t started include Guitar, Brazilian Drumming, Dance Choreography, Jewelry and Metals, Youth Art, Shakespeare Scene Study, and Audition Prep, as well as the drop-in dance classes. “We also have some great workshops coming up in February. These workshops offer opportunities for all ages and are a great way for someone to jump into the arts and try out something creative even if they can’t make a whole 8-week session,” he said. Miller stressed the importance of art in our lives for our own peace of mind. “Participating in arts has the unique ability to provide both an escape from every day and a way to process what we

have experienced.” “Art is physical, mental, and emotional. Whether that is shaping a mound of clay or pounding on a drum, we can get into a rhythm and both lose and find ourselves in it. We can stretch the mind by learning a new skill and the body in a dance or theater class. Maybe [art] is the best coping strategy we have now – the ability to not be alone during the hard times. Engaging in the arts is an opportunity to share an experience.” The Savannah Cultural Arts Center offers ways for Hostess City visitors to experience the arts from walking through the free gallery to joining in on a Saturday morning workshop. “We also offer free events, many of which are held out on our lawn,” Miller stated. “As we head into spring, we look forward to bringing back popular youth events like Arts on the Lawn and all-ages events like our Day of Clay.” All of SCAC’s upcoming events can be found on their Facebook page and/or the City of Savannah website savannahga.gov Photos provided by SCAC


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Savannah Feed the Hungry celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy through a series of documentary presentations By Kareem McMichael

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Savannah Feed the Hungry (a local charitable organization) is hosting various events to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. just in time for his birthday and national observance holiday. They are inviting the public to join in the celebration and learn about Dr. King and his family. Feed the Hungry was founded by Georgia State Representative Carl Gilliard and his family. Gilliard is close to the King family and has even worked closely with Isaac Farris, King’s nephew, on different projects. Gilliard has spent much of his life working to fighting for equality and economic development for the working poor. On Saturday, Jan. 15 at 3 p.m. in the Saannah Civic Center Ballroom will be a banquet in honor of Dr. Naomi King, the sister-in-law of Dr. King. There will also be a screening of the documentary “Rev. A.D. King Brother to the Dreamer.” A.D. King’s life, contributions to the civil rights movement and his death 15 months after his brother’s assassination are the focus of the documentary. “This is a powerful documentary about the brother of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was found dead a year later in a swimming pool. It’s a powerful narrative that focuses on his death believed not to be an accident,” said Gilliard. The widow of A.D. King, Dr. Naomi King will be in attendance for this special screening. This screening is free and open to the public but people will have to RSVP online. There will also be a private screening of the new documentary from Gilliard called “The Power of the Pen” on Saturday, Jan. 16 but the public will be able to watch it streaming online. This documentary focuses on the origin of Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law and how it was repealed. It focuses on the worldwide interest that was sparked after the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. “In 1863, the law was made right after reconstruction to essentially lynch people legally. That was the first thing that came out of their mouth in

Brunswick (in the Ahmad Arbury case) that this was a citizen’s arrest, hoping that that would justify the murder of Arbery,” said Gilliard. Gilliard was the co-sponsor of House Bill 479 and led the charge to get the Citizen’s Arrest law overhauled. Different legislators from both parties were involved in the process and this work was spotlighted at the Geneva Convention and inspired legislation in New York and South Carolina. “I was in the General Assembly in Atlanta and remember seeing people marching and demonstrating outside of the Capitol and I decided to use the power of legislation to find a way to do somethng about this law,” said Gilliard. Governor Kemp signed the bill on May 10, 2021 that repealed and replaced Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law. On King’s holiday, Monday, Jan. 17 is the 13th annual MLK Community Dinner at the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club. Also on this day audiences can enjoy the documentary “The Last Days of King” by Gilliard. This is a radio (audio) documentary that focuses on the moments of King’s life days before he was assassinated. “Dr. King knew his life was in danger and this powerful documentary shows that. It also gives insight into ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ which would be his last speech,” said Gilliard. In “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” King calls for unity, economic actions, boycotts, and nonviolent protest, while challenging the United States to live up to its ideals. King even refers to threats against his life and uses language that foreshadowed his impending death, but reasserting that he was not afraid to die. A day later King was killed. The documentary features interviews from several members of Dr. King’s family and staff and shows how the man and the movement made such a tremendous difference in the country. The documentary will air on ESPN Coastal radio stations. Magic 103.9 FM and E93 FM. For more information about any of the documentary presentations or to learn more, visit savannahfeedthehungry.net.

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Experience the world of ‘Beyond’ at 15th annual PULSE Art + Technology Festival By Kareem McMichael

Zen Buddhism is also reflected in Ahn’s work providing otherworldly experiences that connect to the spiritual as well as the language and history of abstraction. “Some of his work looks like endless tunnels, or like you’re looking down a railroad track into the distance or looking down this kind of endless illusion. It is something people of all ages will enough,” said DeLorme. Complementing Chul-Hyun Ahn’s work Telfair Museums presents installations by artists exploring light, space and illusion in videos and installations with and without physical elements. This installation is called Beyond: Light, Color, and Illusion. “We’ve got a variety of different artists. Some are from out of Savannah, one from Florida, one from Brooklyn and we’ve even got international artist participating,” said DeLorme. The complementing installation features Ryan Buyssens’ prismatic light sculpture Chromatica, Aidan Lincoln Fowler’s video infinity mirror, and video sculptures and other works by artists including Max Almy, Teri Yarbrow, Greg Finger, Zhou Fan, Kelley McClung, Guanzhi Kou, and Skye Hu. Greg Finger is a local artist who created work about eradicating covid. Chinese artist Zhou Fan created a gamelike interactive video installation in which participants can unpack “worlds” that look like Buddhist prayer wheels and then use their hands to wipe covid off the planet. DeLorme hopes to give audiences a virtual tour of the exhibitions in late January. Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond and Beyond: Light, Color, and Illusion will be

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The Telfair Muesums’ annual PULSE Art + Technology Festival returns to the Jepson Center for its 15th year with two exhibitions exploring illusion and introspective functions of technology in art. The exhibitions will open to the public on January 13 but organizers say all of the planned in-person programing has been postponed to the first week of March due to COVID precautions. “I really hope that we can do these programs in person. That is the reason for postponing, because we really have some great things planned and we want to be able to offer them the way that we intended to,” said Harry DeLorme, the Telfair Museums’senior curator and director of education. PULSE is organized by Telfair Museums and curated by DeLorme. DeLorme is grateful for the investment provided by the City of Savannah and the Georgia Council for the Art which makes this programing possible. DeLorne revealed this year’s theme is “Beyond.” “We used the theme ‘Beyond’ because we all want to try to envision a place beyond the pandemic and the other challenges we’ve been living through lately. We are hitting that theme of looking beyond in a lot of different ways,” said DeLorme. The exhibition Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond focuses on the illusionistic light sculpture of Baltimore-based artist Chul-Hyun Ahn, whose work invites viewers into contemplative infinite spaces. Ahn’s pieces are light boxes made from LEDs, one-way mirrors, and sculptural materials create the suggestion of infinite space, whether the illusion of a railroad track curving into the darkness or geometric abstractions in vibrant color. “Chul-Hyun Ahn makes these incredible Infinity mirrors, but that’s really kind of not doing them just as they are these light sculptures that have this really incredible illusionistic quality to them, and it’s really hard to get them from a photograph. You have to actually walk past them and see what they do because they’re just amazing,” said DeLorme describing Ahn’s work. “At the root, my art is about space,” said Ahn. “Without light, the space was not visible, so I brought light to my artworks so people would experience a sense of deeper space in the direction of the fading light.”

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When he was 19 years old, Johnny Mathis was on his way to being signed to Columbia Records. That was in 1955. Last September, Mathis turned 86. He’s still signed to Columbia Records, still recording and still and still touring—the legendary “Voice of Romance” out singing his hits for generations of fans. So what keeps him going for more than 60 years? “My interest has never waned,” Mathis said in a phone interview. “But I think a few things fell into probably have drawn it out for so long. I was an athlete as a kid so all my life I have been going to the gym and trying to stay fit, which helps a singer. I still work out five days a week with a trainer. Mentally, I’ve always kind of been open, when I started out I started studying with an opera singer, so I have lots of variations to keep my attention and just a lot of luck as far as my health is concerned.” Any thoughts on why you’re still able to sing the vast majority of your extensive catalog and sing it well? “I think it’s just good luck,” he said. “Over the years, I’ve admired so many singers along the way and so many of them now don’t sing or can’t sing. I’m still singing. I think it’s a bit of luck and, when I started, my voice teacher taught me some things and said ‘you do this well and you’ll be able to do this for the rest of your life.’” And Mathis still loves to perform. “I love the opportunity to sing in front of people,” Mathis said. “I’ve always felt that way. I’ve been singing since I was a little kid. My father was my biggest fan. He’s the reason I’m a singer.” Clem Mathis taught young John Royce to sing his first song, “My Blue Heaven,” and bought him an old $25 piano when the boy was eight. Five years later, Clem took Johnny to meet Connie Cox, an opera singer who taught voice lessons, primarily to welloff youngsters. “She was quite a wonderful singer herself,’ Mathis said. “Along with her paid students, she had about four other people she was teaching for free. I was fortunate to be one of them. She thought maybe I had something I could make a career of.” While he was studying voice, Mathis was also a star athlete at San Francisco’s George Washington High School. “I was in track and field. I was a high jumper and a hurdler,” Mathis said. “I was also on the basketball team. It was just something that kids did when they didn’t have any money. We certainly didn’t. My mom and dad raised seven kids on domestic’s wages. Everything I did then had to do with school, even the music. That was always the catalyst for my singing.” In fact, athletics appeared to be at the heart of Mathis’ future when he enrolled at San Francisco State College (now San Francisco State University) in 1954 with the intention of being an English and physical education teacher. While there, he set a high jump record of 6’ 5 1/2” and shared headlines with his SFSC high jumper, Bill Russell, who, of course, went on to be an NBA legend. Musical fate, however, intervened when a fellow student brought Mathis to the Black Hawk nightclub where, after hearing him, the club owner, Helen Noga, wanted to manage the young singer. In 1955, she convinced the A&R head of Columbia Records jazz division to hear Mathis -- who immediately wanted to sign him. So Mathis gave up his chance to be a high jumper on 1956 U.S. Olympic team and traveled to New York where he made his first album that year, beginning what is now the longest relationship between Columbia and any of its artists. “I got with a copacetic, sympathetic record company, Columbia Records,” he said. “This is 60 years and more I’ve been with

Columbia Records. Even though the hierarchy of the company has changes, I’ve been able to keep my head above water as far as sales are concerned. That’s what the company cares about.” Mathis has consistently toured over the last 60-plus years. But he wasn’t always playing plush theaters. “Years and years ago, all by myself, I sang in these tiny, tiny situations,” he said. “I’d even sing in schools. I’d go sing when they had assemblies. I’d show up. They didn’t have to pay me anything, so why not?” Mathis, then and now, wasn’t singing rock ‘n’ roll, soul or R&B. Rather, he became a master of often romantic pop. “Mostly I was concerned with popular songs, songs that would be popular today, tomorrow and the next day,” he said. “Fortunately, I found a lot of those songs. It’s a little different now. Kids are the ones who buy the records, their likes and dislikes change all the time. But you can find them, songs that are popular and are pertinent to an audience.” Those songs, which date back to his second single in 1956, form the majority of Mathis’s performance --- by popular demand. “They really want those to be part of a performance,” he said. “I sing ‘Misty,’ ‘Chances Are,’ ‘It’s Not for Me to Say.’ They were all my greatest hits. I have one hit that I don’t do, I can’t do. It’s my only number one, “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late,” the duet I did with Denise Williams. She’s a wonderful singer and she’s working all the time. I can’t bring her out and so I can’t do the song.” So is there one song you like best of all? Or is that like asking a parent to pick their favorite child? “The one song that has the most wonderful melody is ‘Misty,’” Mathis said. “It’s quite a deal, in the middle part of the song where I sing a very high note out of nowhere. But I like them all. I have to sing them.” Johnny Mathis’ The Voice of Romance Tour plays Johnny Mercer Theatre Jan 14, 8 p.m. Visit savannahcivic.com for more information.


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“Strong Enough” singer Gary Swindell, Jr. pushes past pain of pandemic and soars to 35,000+ digital streams By Kareem McMichael

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In January 2020, Gary Swindell Jr. held a live recording at Victory North (pictured) for a forthcoming live album release, “Live from Whitaker St.” His father, Gary Swindell Sr., musician and legendary leader of the performing arts community in the southeast was there to witness his son’s performance. “I’ve lived in Savannah my whole life and I was born as a singer, actor, and songwriter from my parents. Both of my parents were actors. My father and my mother, they both came up doing plays in this area,” said Swindell Jr. The recording, “Live from Whitaker St.” is a touching and powerful look into the ministry and growing artistry of Swindell Jr. who captivated a packed audience at Victory North with the soul and lyrics in his music. Swindell Jr. and his sister grew up in music ministry. Their father was the minister of music at their church Pentecostal Miracle Deliverance Center for over 35 years. This church was actually located in the same building Victory North is now currently in and Swindell Jr. said performing there was like being at home. “The good thing about my parents were though we were an old school church family, they made sure that me and my sister were introduced to other forms of art, to stage shows and to other types of music,” said he said. This environment helped develop his artistry and performance style transform him into the well-rounded performer he has become. Tragically in December 2021, his father passed away from complications of COVID-19 and while the community and his family were distraught at the loss of a local icon, his son’s musical journey helped many push through the pain with the release of his first single “Strong Enough” in April 2021. “These words have been an anchoring affirmation to encourage and uplift all but especially for African American men who have not been able to express their emotions,” said Gary Swindell Jr. describing the lyrics ‘I will not be overtaken, I

will not be overwhelmed’ from the song “Strong Enough”. The song is a spirit lifting anthem that can lift a person in times of sorrow. Swindell Jr. says this song has been a continual reminder of victory and rejoicing for himself and his followers. The song surpassed 35,000 streams in the first three months of its release. “I’m an independent artist, that means a lot of these streams are by word of mouth. I feel great because the song is actually touching people’s hearts. Of course, there’s a business side to it but at the end of the day, you want to be an artist, that people actually feel your art,” he said. In spite of the rising streaming numbers, Swindell Jr. said that the road to this single’s release wasn’t an easy one due to his independent status and the effects of the covid virus. “I don’t have a backing of a major label. I don’t have thousands of dollars. I have a core team of great people and we all work together to move everything forward,” said Swindell Jr. He considers himself a student of the music business and works to evolve as an artist and a businessman. Influenced by artists like Fred Hammond, Prince, Baby Face, Beyonce, and others who have been accomplished on the music and business side of the industry. Now his latest single “Manifestation Chant” is available on all digital and social media platforms, including live performances. In addition to creating uplifting music, he also has a book out The Language of Praise: 21 Day Devotional. “It’s for everyone, even if you don’t go to church. It’s a 21day encouragement blog outlined with certain words and things to say when you’re in a low place. You can say these things when you’re in a rough place, and it becomes like a prayer to the Lord,” he said. Swindell Jr. will be releasing more music in 2022 including a song with a national gospel recording artist. He would like to travel and tour the music as well if covid permits and he is looking forward to writing more for other artists. To find his music including “Manifestation” and “Strong Enough” follow him on Instagram @gary_swindell and Facebook @GarySwidell

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he attempted to connect with me through Facebook and we started hanging out shortly thereafter,” she said. “We realized that we loved playing music with each other even more than we liked playing in our separate bands. We were both in college at the time so we started playing together at different restaurants in the Raleigh area for fun.” A year after playing together, Sarah added that the couple got married, bought a house, and started what they thought would be their lifelong careers. “We both had nine to five jobs for about three years (I was a Montessori teacher and Austin was a financial planner) before we both became completely burned out and decided to follow our true passion of creating and writing music. So we quit our day jobs and took the shot. That was almost four years ago and here we are now!” With banjo, guitar, and tight harmonies, the Chatham Rabbits have a genuine way of connecting with their audiences and unlike most songwriting duos they split the songwriting fifty-fifty. “We write everything ourselves and it’s very much like a fifty-fifty partnership on the lyrics and music aspect of things which I think is really unique about us,” Sarah noted. “I’m really glad that Austin and I can both bring those aspects to the table and we really couldn’t have planned for that to happen.” In 2019, the duo released their first album “All I Want from You” with producer Jerry Brown who’s most known for helping their influencers Mandolin Orange get their start. Since then, the couple has been working with studio

manager Saman Khoujinian and are getting ready to release their third album in June of this year. Sarah says the couple feels the pressure more than ever to bring everything they have not only to their albums, but to their live performances as well. “Right now in this weird world that we’re living in, the stakes are higher than ever for people to come to a concert,” she explained. “People are no longer deciding just to buy a ticket, they’re also deciding where they stand with their ‘risk-reward system’ etc.” “We’re fighting against a lot of things to just get people’s eyeballs on us in a room so it really does feel like there is a lot at stake which I think makes our performances better. We feel like we have this one shot to impress and bring people in and we hope that when people come to our shows they leave feeling relaxed, uplifted, and happy about moving forward with life.” In addition to touring and releasing a new album, the couple has another endeavor up their sleeve. “We are actually working with PBS North Carolina on a television show called ‘On the Road with Chatham Rabbits’ about our lives and it’s going to be released in May of this year. It can be streamed on the PBS app or anywhere else people can stream their shows, Roku, Firestick, etc. We’re really looking forward to it and to the future!” Chatham Rabbits will take the stage at the Tybee Post Theater on Thurs., Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information visit tybeeposttheater.org


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Cohen’s Retreat Midtown Pickers, 6 p.m. Driftaway Cafe Chuck Courtenay, 6 p.m. McDonough’s Blues with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Ray Tomasino, 7 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

El-Rocko Lounge Trivia with Jules and Chris Grimmett, 9-11:30 p.m. Service Brewing Company Trivia Night with Jess Shaw, 6:30 p.m. The Wormhole Bingo, 10 p.m.

KARAOKE

Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

COMEDY

Totally Awesome Bar Savannah Comedy Underground, 9 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Two Tides Brewing Company Bring Your Own Vinyl Night, second Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY 1/13 LIVE MUSIC

Cohen’s Retreat Munchies & Music, 5-9 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES Bar Food Trivia Night, 8 p.m. McDonough’s Family Feud, 7 p.m.

KARAOKE

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Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Karaoke Night, 8 p.m.

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COMEDY

Totally Awesome Bar Open Mic Comedy, 8:30 p.m.

DJ

Club 51 Degrees DJ B-Rad, 9 p.m. Top Deck Sunset Deck Party, 6 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS Service Brewing Company Service Brewing Run Club, 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY 1/14 LIVE MUSIC

Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant JodyJazz Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Service Brewing Company Bluegrass By The Pint with Swamptooth, 6 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

PS Tavern Beer Pong Tournament, 10 p.m.

KARAOKE

Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. The Hive Repertory Theatre LLC Adult Night Out - Karaoke!, 8 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Karaoke, 10 p.m.

COMEDY

VICE Lounge + Mojito Bar Diva Royale Drag Queen Show Savannah, GA - Weekly Drag Queen Shows, 9 p.m.

DJ

Club 51 Degrees DJ Fer, DJ Emalo, DJ Lil G, DJ BRad, 9 p.m. Congress St. Social Club DJ Flip, 10 p.m.

WED/

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. & 12:30 a.m.

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SATURDAY 1/15 LIVE MUSIC

Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant JodyJazz Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m. Congress St. Social Club Eric Culberson, 10 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Blueberry Hill Pool Tournament, 2 p.m.

KARAOKE

Bar Food Karaoke Night, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Karaoke, 10 p.m.

DJ

Club 51 Degrees Dance Party

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. & 12:30 a.m.

SUNDAY 1/16 LIVE MUSIC

Collins Quarter at Forsyth Ember City, 2 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10 p.m. Myrtle & Rose, Rooftop Garden Plant Riverside Live Jazz Sunday Brunch Featuring the Howard Paul Jazz Trio, 11 a.m.3 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Roy Swindell, 7 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

CHUCK COURTENAY @ DRIFTAWAY CAFE| 6 PM

A Savannah native and a familiar performer on our stages, Courtenay has kept his music rooted in hardcore country for almost 30 years. This, despite the fact that he’s a versatile writer, singer and guitarist who’s equally at home in the acoustic singer/ songwriter genre, doing a lot of the soul–searching, finger– picking James Taylor–type material at his frequent solo gigs. Ray Tomasino, 7 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic/Jam, 6-10 & 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Club One Super Gay Bingo, 5:30 p.m. Starland Yard Music Bingo, 7-9 p.m.

KARAOKE

Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS Fia Rua Irish Pub Family Movie Night, 8 p.m.

Moon River Brewing Co. Trivia, 6 p.m.

TUESDAY 1/18

Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

McDonough’s Open Mic/Jam, 9 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Roy Swindell, 7 p.m.

KARAOKE

MONDAY 1/17 LIVE MUSIC Nickie’s 1971

LIVE MUSIC

TRIVIA & GAMES Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub

Trivia, 7 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia Tuesday, 7 p.m. Oak 36 Bar + Kitchen Trivia Tuesday, 9 p.m. Savannah Taphouse Trivia, 7 p.m. Starland Yard Trivia with Chris Grimmett, 6:30 p.m.; Trivia Night With Chris Grimmett, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Wormhole Trivia, 9:30 p.m.

KARAOKE

Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

COMEDY

Stafford’s Public House Stafford’s Tuesday Comedy Open Mic, 8:30-11:45 p.m.


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THE BAND PAGE

VIOLENT RAYS @ THE WORMHOLE

Straight-forward rock and roll that oscillates deftly from lighter to screaming, and harder to bluesy. The Augusta four-piece doesn’t seem interested in innovating, but maybe that’s the point. You know what you want, and they want to give it to you. Mishapen and Easily Amused supply the foreplay. FRIDAY JAN 14 | 10 PM

Atlanta’s metal beasts return with a new drummer and more reasons to decide if they remind you more of Pantera with CC’s Corpsegrinder on vocals, Meshuggah or Exhorder. The style is groove-heavy, progressive, a bit complicated, with killer breakdowns, and so heavy. Defy the Tyrant, Tooth Rat, and Soniq Armada soften you up for the beating. SATURDAY JAN 15 | 9 PM

The gritty pop-punk band from New Orleans with surprisingly slick production values will hit that sweet spot hard for fans of Green Day and Bowling for Soup. Frenetic tempos and energy manage to make room for skilled harmonies and hooky melodies. With an album titled “Sorry, I Passed Out,” their humor fits Savannah like a glove. SATURDAY JAN 15 | 9 PM

JEREMY DENK @ LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION

Seeing a classical pianist of this caliber live is a rare treat. Seeing Denk’s mesmerizing “Bach Ascending” show in a Savannah church for FREE (please make a donation) is like hitting the music Powerball. Denk graduated from Julliard, has won a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Yeah, he’s that good. WEDNESDAY JAN 19 | 7:30 PM

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YOSEMITE IN BLACK @ THE WORMHOLE

NEUTRAL SNAP @ BARRELHOUSE SOUTH

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JONESIN’ CROSSWORD “Welcome to Two-Two”--they both appear. by Matt Jones

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: BENEFITS NAVIGATOR PROGRAM ELIGIBLE PROPOSERS: Nonprofits, charitable organizations or Community Development Corporations (CDCs) to administer a Benefits Navigator Program for residents living in the city limits of Savannah, Georgia.

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Organizations with demonstrated experience in determining client eligibility for federal programs are encouraged to respond to Benefits Navigator Program Request for Proposals (RFP). The proposed programs and/or activities must benefit Savannah residents with a focus towards low-income communities, as residents who are benefits-eligible often do not access these benefits because of multiple barriers, such as: limited or no access to temporary childcare, an inability to leave their place of employment during business hours, limited literacy/reading skills, unreliable or lack of transportation, unable to access or understand documents, fear and/or confusion.

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For more information about this opportunity, see the Benefits Navigator Program Request for Proposals on the City’s website at www.savannahga.gov/humanservices. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: Proposals must be submitted electronically to the City of Savannah, Human Services Department, no later than 5:00 p.m., February 10, 2022 at: grants@savannahga.gov.

©2022 Matt Jones

SCOPE OF SERVICES: The City of Savannah seeks to establish an agreement with an organization to conduct extensive street level outreach to households in Savannah neighborhoods where residents have a high probability of being eligible for public benefits and other family supports and to connect individuals and households to these benefits by administering a Benefits Navigator Program for residents living in the city limits of Savannah, Georgia. ACROSS 1 “This ___ really happening!” 6 “Beavis and Butt-Head” spinoff 11 It can be scrambled 14 ___ York (NYC, to some residents) 15 Monarch’s domain 16 Former “Great British Bake Off” cohost Perkins 17 Computer character set that’s mostly rainbows and macadamias? 19 Back-of-a-jigsaw hue 20 Evaporating Asian sea 21 Indicator that a new pope has been selected 22 Reactor part 23 Tripod part 24 Blokes 25 Time off, briefly 26 1990s Super Nintendo racing game (often on “top Nintendo games of all time” lists) 28 “Brave” princess 29 Special attention 34 Onetime owner of the Huffington Post 35 Inadvisable activity traveling down the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius? 38 MTV live show until ‘08 39 Tournament favorites 40 Continue the journey 42 Savory quality 46 Scared-looking, maybe 47 Donut flavoring 51 Stimpy’s partner 52 Forward-facing font type (abbr.) 53 Paddled boat

54 “___ I a Woman? Black Women and Feminism” (1981 bell hooks book) 55 “In the Heights” Tony winner ___-Manuel Miranda 56 2000s Nintendo controller named for a 2000s “SNL” alum? 58 Conclude 59 “My Dinner With Andre” director Louis 60 Elementary atomic particle 61 Low-___ graphics 62 Medicine dispenser 63 Get the cupcakes ready DOWN 1 Equally split 2 Public radio journalist Ray with the podcast “Going for Broke” 3 Meditative genre 4 Track layout 5 Mai ___ (cocktail) 6 Interpersonal conflict, so to speak 7 He wrote “The Fox and the Lion” 8 Oven shelves 9 “Would ___ to you?” 10 Friend of France 11 From Tartu or Tallinn 12 Snarly protector 13 Vague army rank? 18 “Well, sorta” 22 Matchbox toy 24 “Straight Outta ___” (2015 biopic) 25 Stuff that sticks around 27 “Everybody Hurts” band 28 “Um, Actually” host Trapp

30 Lackey 31 Sciatic region 32 “___ for Alibi” (seriesopening Sue Grafton mystery) 33 Belgium-to-Switzerland dir. 35 Unspoiled 36 Seasoned pros 37 Suffix for skeptic or real 38 It may get hauled around the country 41 “Electric” creature 43 “The Magic Flute” passage 44 Candy paired with Diet Coke 45 Objective 47 Sends with a stamp 48 Geometry measurement 49 “The ___ of Positive Thinking” 50 Floral accessory 53 Sicilian send-off 54 Part of N.A. or S.A. 56 Iraq War controversy, for short 57 Global currency org.

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find the leader in you. an immersive 2-day leadership experience right here in savannah.

An immersive, 2-day leadership experience. FEB. 28 & March1 Trustees’ Garden

The Southeast Georgia Leadership Forum is a two-day event that brings together more than 400 leaders representing neighborhoods, non-profits, civic groups, government, businesses and the up and comers. The FIRST EVER Southeast Georgia Leadership Forum will bethe a two-day event Organized by Morris Multimedia Inc., with generous support of Georgia Southern University, the Georgia Ports Authority, that brings togeherGeorgia more than 400and leaders representing neighborhoods, Power Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, the first ever forum is taking place on February 28 & March 1 2021 non-profits, civic groups, government, and up-and-comers. at Trustees’ Garden businesses in Savannah, Georgia. To help our communities succeed in an ever changing and fast paced society, the

forum is focused on discovering our collective potential to be greater by committing to new ideas, supporting the growth

To help our communities succeed in an ever-changing and fast-paced society, of our emerging and established leaders, and by being purposeful in building collaboration from all segments of our diverse the forum is focused on discovering our collective potential to be greater, by communities. committing to new ideas, supporting growth and being purposeful in building collaboration from all segments of our diverse communities.

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Photos by Bunny Ware

PHOTOS FROM LOCAL EVENTS View more photos online at connectsavannah.com/connected

JANUARY SOUTH OF DERENNE AVENUE ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON South of DeRenne Avenue hosted its monthly luncheon on Jan. 5, at Barnes Restaurant on Waters Ave., with Coastal Care Partners’ Scott Pierce as the guest speaker. The group (SODA) is dedicated to providing a networking opportunity for all businesses especially those located on Savannah’s Southside.

Stephen Plunk, Desiree Priest, Michelle Rouzer, Nick Palumbo, Danica Williams

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Chelsea Altman, Marianne Ganem Poppell

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Vernon Donovan, Scott Pierce, AJ Morton, Terry McStout

The most fun group pic of the day!

Desiree Priest, Michelle Rouzer, Courtney Rawlins


PHOTOS FROM LOCAL EVENTS

Photos by Bunny Ware

View more photos online at connectsavannah.com/connected

Kimberly Flynn, Jennifer Moss

Kat Rogers, Tanner Levi

Barbara Gunn, Rebecca Braziel

Calvin Wayne

Cody & AJ Hetzel

SULFUR STUDIOS OPENING RECEPTION

Montana Tohm, Emily Earl

Tamara Isaak Harrington, Cindy Davis

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Sulfur Studios held an opening reception on Jan. 7 to present 18 Months, an exhibition of work by Rob Hessler on display in the ON::View Gallery from January 7th - 30th, 2022. This project also includes a video installation of Rob Hessler & Gretchen Hilmer’s podcast RPGs & Baby Makes 3, featuring the episode “Processing IRL Player Death with Family Therapist.” Also On display in the Main Gallery through January 22 is “ON::View Revue”, a group exhibition celebrating the five ArtistsIn-Residence at Sulfur Studios’ ON::View Artist Residency in 2021.

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Margarita Monday $4 teremana margs

Wine wednesday

tree-fifty tuesday

Half off Bottles

$3.50 beer, titos, RBV, jameson

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thursdays & Sunday thursdays & Sunday

tree-fifty tuesday

$3.50 beer, titos, RBV, jameson

Live MUSIC | 6-9 pm Drink specials

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