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WHAT’S GINA COOKING? LOCAL HOME COOK IS GATHERING INTERNET FAME JUST MAKING THE FOOD SHE LIKES TO EAT

SCAD MUSEUM OF ART OPENS ITS FALL EXHIBITIONS FEATURING A DIVERSE GROUP OF EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS

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SAVANNAH IS A

BOXING TOWN THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF THE SPORT HERE


HUNTERTONES SEPTEMBER 23 FORSYTH PARK

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Bach Ascending is proud to announce our 2022-2023 season

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2022 I 7:30 PM

SPOTLIGHT SERIES AT 6 EAST STATE

SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2023 I 6:00 PM

The Beatles and Bach with Laura Ball and Friends

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2023 I 7:30 PM FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2023 I 7:30 PM

The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Julie Andrijeski, Artistic Director The world renowned ABO concludes its season with an exclusive performance in Savannah. “Triple Play” Concertos by J.S. Bach and Antonio Vivaldi. Evan Few, Guest Director & Violin Soloist Anna Marsh, Bassoon Adam Jaffe, Harpsichord

Laura Ball will bring her celebrated interpretation of Bach/Beatles mashups in a rock concert setting fitting for rockstar Johann Sebastian!

SPOTLIGHT SERIES AT 6 EAST STATE

Bach Cello Suites Up Close with Wade Davis South Carolina native Wade Davis will perform four of Bach’s monumental Cello Suites over two evenings.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2022 I 6:30 PM

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2023 I 6:00 PM

Screening of “Mein Name ist Bach”

Britton-René Collins, Percussionist

The award-winning 2004 Swiss film smartly depicts a meeting of the aging Bach with King Frederick II of Prussia in 1747, resulting in a clash of egos.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES AT 6 EAST STATE

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2022 I 7:30 PM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2022 I 7:30 PM A Serenade for the Soul with harpist Rhett Barnwell Atlanta-based Rhett Barnwell is a multi-talented musician who is internationally recognized as a composer. His program will pay tribute to Bach and his influence on generations of musicians.

Collins masterfully interprets Bach on the marimba, then will explore the fringes of where Music takes us in a daring evening of expression.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2023 I 11:00 AM The Second Annual Bach Marathon After its wildly successful first year, Bach Marathon returns with even more opportunities to catch performers of all kinds.

LOCATIONS: LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION 120 BULL STREET, SAVANNAH 31401 NEW THIS SEASON: SPOTLIGHT SERIES AT 6 EAST STATE

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE

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Alfred Stevens (1823–1906); Jour de Régates, Menton, 1894; oil on canvas; Telfair museums purchase, 1916.3

IMPRESSIONISM AND MODERN PAINTING IN EUROPE

SEE IT NOW! | SAVANNAH’S HISTORIC DISTRICT | 3 EXPERIENCES WITH A SINGLE TICKET! | VISIT TELFAIR.ORG


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WEEK CONNECT SAVANNAH

AT A GLANCE

WEDNESDAY 9/21 DUCKPIN BOWLING LEAGUE NIGHT

8 p.m.Moodright’s, 2424 Abercorn St. Moodright’s is Savannah’s first duckpin bowling alley (in quite a while) and cocktail lounge, and its location makes it the closest bowling alley to the historic district.

TRIVIA NIGHT WITH JESS SHAW

Jess Shaw and Kevin Ryan will guide participants through an evening of trivia and self discovery at Service Brewing. Test your trivia knowledge while also competing in interactive challenge rounds to gain extra points. The first place team receives a $100 cash prize. 6:30 p.m. Service Brewing Co., 574 Indian St.. servicebrewing.com.

THURSDAY 9/22

BUBBLES & BURGERS ROOFTOP POOL PARTY

BINGO! AT ELKS LODGE

Join Elks Lodge for Bingo on Thursdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sundays from 7-9 p.m. Enjoy great family fun, good food at the snack bar and many chances to win cash. Elks Lodge, 183 Wilshire Blvd.

To have your event considered for inclusion, please send an email to happenings@connectsavannah.com. Include the event name, date, time, location with address, cost, website address for additional information, and a contact number. The submission deadline is 5PM each Friday before the following Wednesday’s edition.

FREE YOGA ON THE BEACH AT THE DECK

Enjoy free yoga on the beach at Tybee sponsored by The Deck Beach Bar & Kitchen. Bring a large 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 9/23

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

SATURDAY 9/24

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. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com

FIRE & WINE

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.

UGA SAVANNAH ALUMNI GAMEWATCHING

Starland Yard is the OFFICIAL UGA Savannah Alumni Chapter Game Watching location! Put on your spirited red and black and head to the Savannah chapter’s game watching party to watch the Bulldogs play. These events are free, fun and attended by passionate graduates and fans of the University of Georgia. Parties

SAT: OKTOBERFEST @PLANT RIVERSIDE DISTRICT Plant Riverside District announced their second annual Oktoberfest celebration, which will

showcase a blend of old and new German traditions every Saturday from Sept. 24 - Oct. 29. All family-friendly festivities are free and open to the public. From 1-4 p.m., the Pavilion Tent along the riverfront at Plant Riverside District will feature free live polka music by Bob and the Polka Dots as well as a free keg toss, bratwurst eating contests and stein holding competitions. Throughout Oktoberfest, the restaurants at PRD will serve specialty beers as well as food and beverage options. begin one hour before kickoff. 2411 De Soto Ave. WIN A FOOTBALL SIGNED BY KIRBY SMART! Show up to the party and ask the volunteers running it how to enter!

amazing view, Long Drink and Herradura specials, and $3 Rosé all day. 6 - 9 p.m. Top Deck, 125 W. River Street

and 16 beers on tap. 12:30-5:30 p.m.Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street. FREE

MONDAY 9/26

OHIO STATE GAME WATCHING

SAVANNAH DAY OF PEACE

This event, which is free and open to the public, will offer opportunities for community members to increase the peace, counter violence, become conflict-resilient and encourage unity. Noon-4pm. Daffin Park

The official Ohio State Alumni and Booster club will host game watches for all Ohio State football games at Tailgate Grill & Bar on Abercorn. The party begins one hour before kickoff.

SUNDAY 9/25

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

BEATS, BREWS + BEERMOSAS

Catch those Sunday Vibes every week at Service Brewing with beats, brews and beermosas featuring sets from local DJs, delicious food trucks

TYBEE ISLAND FARMERS MKT

Weekly market, right behind the Historic Tybee Lighthouse. 4 p.m., 30 Meddin Dr. tybeeislandfarmersmarket.com

TUESDAY 9/27

STAFFORD’S TUESDAY COMEDY OPEN MIC

The ghost of Savannah’s legendary open mic returns. 8:30-11:45 p.m. Stafford’s Public House, 306 W. Upper Factor’s Walk.

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Plant Riverside District will host Bubbles & Burgers pool party at Compass Pool Lounge, located atop the Atlantic Building at the JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District. The event will feature a live DJ, passed hors d’oeuvres, chef-prepared cuisine and a cash bar. This event is open to the public, but advance tickets are required. Tickets include two complimentary glasses of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. plantriverside. com

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INTRODUCTIONS:

MEET

HAYDEN ZALLER

LOCAL CHILD ACTOR BREAKING BARRIERS and sweet little countenance. Everybody went crazy for him,” said Shannon Zaller. Hayden attends Esther F. Garrison School for the Arts, where he studies theater. At the time of the filming of the movie, he was 11 (now he is almost 12). After “American Underdog,” he has had auditions here and there and continues to go to casting, most recently he walked the Runway of Dreams at New York Fashion Week, for Zappos Adaptive. Before “American Underdog,” Zaller acted in a few of Savannah Theatre’s shows. It wasn’t until a friend of the family (who, like Zaller, is blind), saw a casting, looking for a blind actor around Zallers age at the time, and suggested it to the family, that Hayden would get into acting on a serious level. “They wanted us to have the audition by the next day. We ended up having to get him to memorize like four pages of script, which he had never done before,” said Shannon. “I just would read it to him and have them tell me back and I read it. He told me it back again until it was memorized enough that I felt like we could videotape it and send it in.” The arrival of COVID-19 briefly stopped the progress of casting and filming, but Hayden would end up receiving a call asking for another audition to be sent in a few months down the line. “We were out of town for Hayden’s grandpa’s funeral. But we were like, alright, we will do this audition literally on his couch,” she said. “Within a couple of weeks, we got the

call that they would like to cast him. The director FaceTimed him to say, hey, I want you to, I want you to be the role. Then we found out Zachary Levi and Anna Paquin were going to be in it, which Hayden was super excited about because he loves superhero movies (Levi plays Shazam, and he was also in Thor). Paquin also played Rogue in all the X-Men movies, so he was excited about that.” During the filming, Hayden’s parents said he was a natural, and fell into working with the other actors easily. He even received braille scripts. “Hayden is, to our knowledge, the first completely blind child actor to be given a lead role in a major feature film,” said Shannon. One day he hopes to be cast in a

superhero movie, and he wants to work in consulting on video game projects, to make them more blind accessible. He says he is not one to let anything set him back, and plans to work toward stepping outside of the stereotypical roles placed on him and others similar to him. “He has talked to me about wanting to do a superhero movie at some point. He does not necessarily want to be Daredevil, everybody says Daredevil because he’s a blind superhero, but he wants everyone to know that he loves Doctor Strange,” said Shannon. “ He’s like, ‘Well, why does anybody think of me as that kind of character?’ ‘I don’t just have to be blind to be a superhero,’’ said Shannon. - Cassidy Hinson

CONNECT SAVANNAH | SEPTEMBER 21-27, 2022

Local boy and “American Underdog” actor, Hayden Zaller, was in at the Savannah Theatre, September 16, kicking off the theatre’s re-entry into movie showings, starting with “American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story.” In 1979, the theatre stopped showing movies and turned into a live stage theatre. Recently, the Theatre decided, on their off nights, to show cult classic films, some old films, and other films that might bring in people that aren’t the kind of people who want to see live shows. Figuring, since they had a natural connection to “American Underdog”(Zaller plays a featured role), that it was a good movie to start off the showings. “It’s amazing how attentive he is, and just how quick he learns. He learned his way around the theater so quickly, it’s amazing to watch him engage with the audience because I’ve always, as an actor, engaged by sight. So for him to just have that natural feel is truly amazing,” said Matt Meece, part owner of Savannah Theatre. In 2016, Hayden was adopted by Shannon and Mike Zaller at the age of five, which is where his introduction to the theatre would kick off. His father, Mike Zaller, is one of the four owners of the Savannah theatre, and a lead actor in many of the theatre’s productions. “We put him in our Christmas show, to have a little song to say ‘meet our son.’ Everybody just fell in love with him. He’s just got the most sweet little gentle voice

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COMMUNITY SAVANNAH AGENDA:

PROPERTY MATTERS

By Eric Curl

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A HIGH TIME FOR HISTORIC RENOVATION, REDEVELOPMENT

The ground level of 129-131 East Broughton now features Planet Fun and a Subway, while the top two stories remain vacant. Eric Curl/Sept. 10, 2022

Downtown’s historic Woolworth’s building could be rehabbed, although the future use of the property is in question. Meanwhile, the city’s plan to clear the air about medicinal marijuana regulations took a step forward recently, as did a proposed impact fee being developed to help pay for the public costs of development projects. The loss of a late-70s-era office building south of DeRenne probably won’t be missed by many; however, the plan to construct a hotel in its place will likely continue the discourse over how many guest rooms this city needs and the future need for office space in this post-pandemic era. Stay engaged Savannah. —Eric

Cheers! CONNECT SAVANNAH | SEPTEMBER 21-27, 2022

OAK IS BACK!

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1501 East Broad St.


The old Woolworth’s terrazzo entrance, now leading to a Subway, remains at the intersection of Abercorn and Broughton. Eric Curl/Sept. 10, 2022

SAVANNAH CITY COUNCIL GIVES INITIAL OK TO IMPACT FEE PROJECT PLAN Last week the Savannah City Council unanimously approved transferring a capital improvements plan to the Coastal Georgia Regional Commission for review, as

part of an impact fee program development process. If approved by the commission, the plan will again have to be considered by the city council for official adoption. The report, known as a Capital Improvements Element (CIE), includes parks, recreation, roads and public safety projects. Among the projects included in a 2023-2027 work program are a Southside community center, skate park, New Hampstead and Hutchinson Island fire stations, Southside and Eastside police stations and the widening of Stiles Avenue. The city is developing the potential impact fee program as a way to defray costs of expanding public facilities needed to serve new growth. The proposed transmittal is the latest step in the development of the impact fee program. The CIE comes after a consultant presented an impact fee methodology report to the city council that outlined the maximum fee amounts that could be charged developers under the plan. The amount of the fees the city will charge will be determined by the city council as the impact fee ordinance is developed. PROPOSED ORDINANCE CLEARS WAY FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES IN SAVANNAH An ordinance designed to regulate the sale and dispensing of medical marijuana will head to the Savannah City Council for consideration, after recently being recommended for approval by the Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission. The proposed ordinance comes after Georgia lawmakers passed legislation in 2021 that established licensing procedures for cannabis producers and allows medical marijuana treatment and the dispensing of products with low amounts of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that

ANOTHER SAVANNAH OFFICE BUILDING POISED TO BECOME THE SITE OF A NEW HOTEL A Richmond Hill-based developer is planning to construct a 5-story hotel on Savannah’s Southside at 6203 Abercorn St., where an office building is currently located, according to permitting documents submitted for the project. A recently submitted development plan

includes the demolition of one of two office buildings on the site to construct a 108-room hotel, as described in a letter submitted along with the project plan from Savannah-based Maupin Engineering. Another structure, the Fred Williams office building, would remain on the threeparcel site, while the other two parcels would be combined for the hotel. The hotel would share 25 parking spaces with the office building, while 83 spaces would be dedicated to the hotel. The office building being demolished dates back to 1978, according to the property record. The project comes after another plan was recently submitted to convert office space for hotel use. The historic Manger building overlooking downtown Savannah’s Johnson Square is also being converted from an office building back into a hotel, which it originally operated as, according to a plan approved by the Savannah City Council last month.

The Fred Williams building adjacent to the proposed hotel will remain. Eric Curl/Sept. 9, 2022

The one story building that will be demolished The office building at 6203 Abercorn St. will be demolished to make way for the hotel. Eric Curl/Sept. 9, 2022

CONNECT SAVANNAH | SEPTEMBER 21-27, 2022

HISTORIC WOOLWORTHS BUILDING BEING REHABBED Planet Fun is on the ground level, a Savannah entrepreneurial success story. There’s also a Subway franchise next door. But the top two stories of the building at 129-131 East Broughton St. have remained vacant since the 50’s-era building’s original tenant, a Woolworths, shut down. Now the new owner is planning to rehab the building’s two top floors, as approved by the Historic District Board of Review last week. Located at the southwest intersection of Broughton and Abercorn, the historic building will also get a covered rooftop patio, under the plan submitted by the project’s architect, Savannah-based Greenline Architecture. While a narrative submitted for the project stated the rehab was for residential use, Keith Howington, with Greenline Architecture, stated during a June 8 review board meeting that the upper stories would serve as a small hotel, according to the meeting minutes. Sales records also show that a portion of the property was purchased by an LLC that shares an address with a Boston-based vacation rental company, Stay Heirloom, which rents out multiple properties in Savannah and throughout the country. Howington said on Sept. 15 he could not speak about the owner’s plans for the building but would provide them with my contact information. The owners did not respond, as of Sept. 16, when this article was submitted for publication.

produces a high. According the the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission, the effects of cancer, seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis and other diseases can qualify residents for a required registration card to possess 20 fluid ounces of low-THC oil. The state commission has not issued retail dispensing licenses yet as it develops rules for such operations. To prepare for the local impact of the legislation and pending dispensaries, the city council adopted a 180-day stay in March on the granting of any licenses or permits to sell or dispense medical marijuana. The stay was expected to provide time for the city to develop public safety plans and zoning criteria to ensure the dispensaries are permitted within the appropriate districts and do not compromise residents’ health and safety. The ordinance defines dispensaries and establishes B-C (Community Business) as the zoning district where the businesses would be allowed. The dispensaries would be prohibited from operating within 2,000 feet of certain establishments, including day-care centers, schools and colleges, substance recovery facilities, places of worship, restaurants, bars and liquor stores. In addition, the dispensaries would have to be located in a stand-alone building and would not be allowed to feature flashing lights or electronic message boards.

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BOXING TOWN THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF THE SPORT HERE By Joshua Alexander

While combat sports have increased with popularity in recent years with the rise of Mixed Martial Arts along with a new wave of interest in boxing, many Savannah locals are unaware of the rich fighting traditions of the Hostess City.

Above: Paul Williams and Nate Campbell fought in Savannah. Opposite: Stephen Bass instructs students at his Savannah Combat Club Gym.

While it is no longer at the forefront of Savannah’s sports mindset, many citizens remember a time where the city was a thriving hub for boxing, and some are working to reclaim that status. While the early 2000s were a golden age for boxing in Savannah, the roots of that period begin much earlier. Mike Jarrell, Sr. the founder of the once great Jarrell’s Boxing Gym remembers his early years of amateur boxing in Georgia. During this era, many of the all-time great boxers were in their formative years, and Mr. Jarrell was able to cross paths with some of them, including Evander Holyfield. According to the family, he fought the future Heavyweight Champion, hailing from Atlanta, two times in the amateurs. Though he lost both bouts, the family is proud to say that, in an unexpected twist, he gave the legend a standing eight count in one of the fights. Mike Jarrell, Sr. who remembers doing outdoor amateur boxing events in what he calls “The Tent” in his youth, wanted to bring a new level of boxing to Savannah. The family opened Jarrell’s Boxing Gym and the sport took off. With a strong stable of local fighters and some regular visits from some of the world’s best boxers, the Jarrell’s began promoting shows that reached national television including ESPN. “We had a location near the river that was big enough to hold events in, and, back then, we sold out just about every show. It was a pretty awesome place to watch a fight because it was small enough where you could hear and see everything that was happening in the ring,” Mike Jarrell, Jr explained. “For a lot of fighters gaining experience fighting is the hardest thing, so having shows locally almost one a month was a huge benefit for us.” The gym used to be located in the heart of historic downtown on Fahm Street. Where it once stood has now been overtaken by a high-end hotel. But just a few decades ago, it was a bustling center for boxing in


the deep South. Al Seager, a former fighter out of the gym, remembers the gym’s heyday. “We had two rings going, and we stayed open from early in the morning to late at night. It was really a cool site to come in on any given night and see sparring and training. It was a happening place, man.” Mike Jarrell, Jr. reminisces about the success of his father’s vision in the early 2000s. “Paul Williams and Nate Campbell, both were undisputed champions, came down and trained with us at our gym. Both of them had a number of fights for us when we were throwing shows, too.” For fans of boxing, those two names are synonymous with boxing royalty. Nate Campbell held three of the four major belts in boxing while Paul Williams held one. These two fighters, though, were not the only fighters to achieve boxing success in the city. A few local Savannah fighters reached international recognition, most notably, the previously mentioned Al Seager as well as Norman Jones. Both fighters under the coaching of respected trainer, Jimmy Chumley, became internationally ranked. Al Seager captured an IBA World Title and compiled 28 professional wins. Norman Jones, also a winner of 28 professional fights, fought for a world title against the famed future light heavyweight champion, Montel Griffin. Norman doesn’t mince words, becoming a pro boxer wasn’t easy. He began his professional career after winning a local toughman contest and few would have guessed he would have made it so far in the sport. His head coach was a no nonsense boxing veteran who believed in forging his fighters the hard way in the gym. “He used to say, ‘you’ll either get good or quit,’” Norman remembers. The training was intense, brutal at times, but it was all for the goal of making his fighters unbreakable. The sparring was hard, and the fighters were taught to never quit in the heat of battle. “In over a decade of training, I never once saw my coach stop sparring no matter how rough it was for us,” Norman continued. When asked about his most proud accomplishment in boxing, Norman replied, “At one point I was ranked number six in the nation and 12th in the world. That is something I can definitely look back on. It felt pretty good.” That being said, for Norman, many of the best memories of his career aren’t based on personal accomplishment, but rather personal relationships. “Getting to know people. Fighting guys and then getting to know them, learning about them. That kind of stuff was awesome,” he explains. In this way, purists believe boxing is beautiful, but make no mistake, the tough sport takes its toll on many fighters with as many bouts as Norman. His career was ended in the lead up to a match that was supposed to take place in the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City, when damage to his eyes was deemed too severe to compete. He explained that his only regret lies in his wish to have competed with more all time great fighters from his generation. Though he was done fighting, his love of the fighting community carried over to his life after boxing. Today, he is still active in the martial arts community. He explained, “I started coaching because I care about people. I like to try to make people their best.” Often, he can be found at the local boxing and MMA gym, Savannah Combat Club, giving his knowledge to the next generation of fighters. Since the Jarrell’s Boxing Gym has come to an end, there has been a bit of a drop off in boxing popularity, but a few members of the community are fighting hard to keep the sport alive in Savannah. Savannah Combat Club, owned by former UFC fighter and pro boxer, Stephen Bass, continues the city’s fighting tradition. After a successful career in combat sports at the highest level, Bass wanted to create a place that could support a competition fight team in all of the major combat sports as well as provide safe but realistic training for all members of the community. He states that the gym mission is to provide “strength through martial

arts and fitness.” “I want to help make fighters that are good in the ring as well as good people.” The gym is often involved in community outreach programs and charity work. In his view, learning to box can teach discipline, give people confidence, and provide a sense of community. These are all things that he felt when he began his career training at Jarrell’s Gym and eventually fighting and training in various parts of North America. While he started boxing at an early age, Bass didn’t begin training full time until he was in his mid-twenties. “I watched an early UFC broadcast with some people that I worked with. I told my boss that I could do that and he just laughed at me. A few years later I called him after my first UFC fight, and he already knew why I was calling,” he explains with a laugh. Though he spent the majority of his career fighting in Mixed Martial Arts, before he stopped competing, he wanted to return to his roots and box professionally. By the end of his combat sports career, Bass had competed in 14 professional MMA and six professional boxing bouts. He now uses this experience and knowledge to lead a fight team that competes all over the Southeast U.S. His goal is to help currently competing fighters reach their dreams of making it to success in combat sports. “The goal is to eventually throw shows, again, in town. Getting it to a place where local athletes can compete regularly without traveling and people can see boxing often, I think, will go a long way in making it popular again,” Bass explained. While Savannah’s prominence as a key player in the world of boxing has waned, there is hope that a new era of popularity will take hold, and a new wave of local fighters will reach the highest levels of boxing, once more.


PETS OF THE WEEK Each week, we will highlight pets available for adoption from local rescue organizations. In September, we are featuring Save A Life, Inc.. Compiled by Chantel Britton

DIEGO

WEIGHT: 40 LBS AGE: 4.5 MONTHS OLD COLOR: BLACK AND WHITE

BUMBLE

Diego is a 4 1/2 month old, 40#, Great Dane/ American Bulldog mix. He looks like a cow, big black and white patches with a pink nose. He is vaccinated, trained to sleep in a crate all night and is doing well with his house breaking. He is intensely curious and wants to be involved in everything you do. He is going to be large and loves playing with other big dogs. He is too clumsy for small dogs. His adoption fee includes his neuter surgery at 6 months. He is happy, bright, and full of play. He loves children but with those sharp little teeth, may be too much for toddlers. Diego is looking for a home with a fenced yard and an interactive family.

WEIGHT: 2 LBS AGE: 8 WEEKS COLOR: STRIPED GREY TABBY

CONNECT SAVANNAH | SEPTEMBER 21-27, 2022

Bumble is an 8 week old, stripped grey tabby. He is extremely friendly, playful, and loves finding things to do including someone to snuggle with. He is great with other cats, and cat-friendly dogs. Bumble is a natural climber and enjoys climbing on his cat tower and will find the highest point in any room. We tell him that he looks like a lion but acts like a goat. Bumble is looking for a home with another loving animal. He is neutered and healthy.

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BY TRAVIS JAUDON Sports Columnist @JaudonSports

“In time, we hate that which we often fear.” Yeah, that’s William Shakespeare to open this week’s sports column. Heady stuff, but it’s relevant to the renewal of the city’s fiercest high school rivalry this weekend in midtown Savannah. Two undefeated football teams with a healthy amount of hate between them, Calvary Day and Savannah Christian are set to play for the 44th time ever on Friday, September 23 at Calvary’s Specialty Sports Complex. The game will be televised locally on WSAV beginning at 8 p.m. Although the kickoff is set for 7:30, the broadcast will be tape-delayed. You can watch it on TV or online at WSAV.com. Andrew Goldstein and Andrew Davis will be on the call.

The Cavs (3-0, 1-0 region 3-3A) enter the game ranked No. 3 in most Class 3A polls this week and they are, in my opinion, the best high school football team in this area. Georgia Public Broadcasting has Calvary as the No. 2 team in the state. Savannah Christian (4-0, 1-0) has been absolutely dominant through the first month of the season, but the Raiders remain unranked in most 3A polls (they are No. 8 in Score Atlanta’s Week 5 poll). That isn’t a slight to the

Now is a good time to remind those new to the rivalry: Everyone knows everyone here. The two private schools have a lot in common, including the people who have helped contribute to the rivalry over the years. Many of the players on both sidelines grew up playing with and against one another in youth sports leagues. Parents and fans in both sets of bleachers work together and are no strangers to the history between the schools. Savannah Christian’s head coach, Baker Woodward, played quarterback at Calvary in the late 1990’s. Calvary’s offensive coordinator, Russell DeMasi, played quarterback at Savannah Christian in the mid 2000’s. A defensive assistant for Calvary under head coach Mark Stroud, Donald Chumley was the head coach at Savannah Christian from 2005-2016. While at SCPS, Chumley had a record of 116-32, reaching the state championship game three times and winning it once (2011). In short, both teams will know exactly who is lining up across from them come Friday night. They will know what’s at stake. For games like this, the fear of losing is potent. It’s palpable. This one simply matters more than the others and everyone involved knows that. Fear breeds hatred. There will be no shortage of either emotion on Friday when Calvary and Savannah Christian kick off at 7:30 p.m. For fans of high school football in this area, it is everything we could ask for. It’s put up or shut up time.

SPORTS NOTES As of Monday, September 19, New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge had hit 59 home runs, moving him two homers shy of tying the legendary Roger Maris single-season mark of 61 home runs. With 16 games still remaining in the season, Judge seems to be a lock to break that record. It’ll be interesting to watch how teams and opposing pitchers approach the slugger as he nears the record. Something tells me he won’t see many strikes as nobody wants to be the pitcher who surrenders the record-breaking long ball. Georgia Southern football (2-1, 0-0) couldn’t keep its early season magic going last weekend in Birmingham as the Eagles were roughed up in a 35-21 loss to UAB. GS opened this week as a 9-point betting favorite against Ball State for the non-conference game in Statesboro this Saturday evening. Georgia continues its stroll through the college football season. The No. 1 ranked Bulldogs (3-0, 1-0 SEC) made easy work of the South Carolina Gamecocks last week in Columbia, South Carolina. UGA won 48-7 and put up 547 yards of total offense. “I thought we had some guys grow up today,” said Kirby Smart after the rout. Props to the Gamecocks, though. They scored the first touchdown against the Bulldog defense this season with 53 seconds remaining in the game. UGA hosts Kent State on Saturday at noon in Sanford Stadium. FOLLOW Travis Jaudon on Twitter/Instagram @ JaudonSports. Email him at travisLjaudon@gmail.com. Listen to him on Hot Grits Podcast, Savannah’s No. 1 sports podcast. New episodes are released each Tuesday.

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SCPS has an advantage in the all-time series with a record of 26-17, but CDS won 21-0 last year before making its run to the state semifinals. Friday’s game will be the third time ever that SCPS and CDS have met when both squads are undefeated (2011, 2014).

Raiders, but it might be a nod to their soft(ish) schedule in the non-region (the four SCPS wins thus far have come against opponents with a combined record of 5-13). Critics of Savannah Christian’s legitimacy won’t be able to point to the strength of schedule after this week, however.

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SIXTH ANNIVERSARY AND RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW LOCATION Judd Wiggins, Mark Taylor

BUNNY IN THE CITY By Bunny Ware

Skipping into Savannah Square Pops’ new location at 344 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd on Tues., September 13, I found SSP owner Judd Wiggins chilling with Habitat for Humanity’s Zerik Samples. With a portion of tonight’s proceeds going to Habitat, I tell Zerik to sit tight so I can get the scoop on Judd.

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The Alabama native tells me “I was sick of being an attorney so I hung up my shingle and decided to open up a gourmet popsicle shop six years ago. With zero popsicle experience but a serious love of Savannah and ice cream on a stick, my husband and business partner Mark Taylor and I decided to name our store and 22 popsicles after the historic squares of Savannah.”

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Sipping on some champagne, Judd tells me about his latest taste sensation. “Collaborating with Service Brewery, they created a sour beer called Poolside Chills to go with our blueberry basil popsicle.” Showing me the beer can where he and his husband Mark Taylor are cartoon characters on the beer can, I giggle when I realize their faces are superimposed over the top of two popsicles that are melting into a pool of beer! Walking up is Kaitlin Sells, a St. Vincent Academy grad and photographer who looks slightly relieved when she sees that tonight’s event isn’t like the first two events where there were over 600 people. Glancing around, Kaitlin exclaims, “I get to taste test gourmet popsicles and beef brisket burnt end sliders from Roy’s Nutz & Buttz. Best job ever!” Handing me a brisket sample is Mandy Chambliss. Starting out in Bloomingdale in 2015 with a food truck and a take out window, Roy and Mandy moved into their brick and mortar restaurant four years ago. Proud to learn that the mastermind behind all the meats is a US Air Force veteran, I promise Mandy that I will make it out to their 48-seat BBQ joint. Mandy then tells me the story behind their business name. “I have a MBA in Business and the first thing you learn in marketing is how marketable

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are you? It has to be a name you can remember! Because Roy had built so many relationships in his 21 years at Gulfstream, a lot of people knew about his Boston butts and jumbo green peanuts. The rest is history!” After learning that Mandy has been friends with Judd since the day they met six years ago, I trot over to say “hey” to tonight’s hostesses, Courtney Ganem and Macey Fordham of Ganem Realty. “After finding this historic space for Judd, we thought the perfect gift would be a welcome party for his ribbon cutting. Today, he celebrates six years in business with a new location and grand opening and we couldn’t be more proud,” shares the real estate broker. Arriving next is a tribe of Ardsley Station peeps! With so many here I ask who is left to work?! After a fun pic and video of my favorite restaurant family, I head over to talk with “long last seen” Tersh and Julie Blissett. While Tersh, a US Air Force Air Control Party veteran, has been busy with his Small Business Podcast and their A/C company, Julie is still active as a US Air Force Captain. Snapping a happy pic of the military couple, I hit warp speed and pose Crystal and Stella Brooks with “Forrest Gump” (aka Josh Evans of Get Gumped), hug Agenda Latina queen Rosa Phelps and her husband Dwayne, then pause Justin Rotto with the wicked fun Tanya Milton. I think Tanya is stalking me because she is popping up everywhere I am this week!

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With an invitation for Hops for Habitat at Moodright Bar on 2424 Abercorn Street on September 27, Zerik tells me how excited he is for their inaugural Home for the Holidays Gala. “It’s a black tie event that will feature live music, a silent auction, interactive fun with the audience, and a holiday-themed live wreath sale to raise funds for Habitat at the Marriott Riverfront on Wednesday, December 7.” With money raised tonight to help Zerik and his mission to build communities through homeownership for individuals who may have difficulty acquiring a place of their own, I hope this community continues to support Zerik in his quest to provide safe and affordable shelter for our neighbors.

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Sneaking behind the counter, I attempt to grab my favorite Milk-n-Honey popsicle but get distracted when I see a Salted Caramel and Chocolate creation tempting me to try it. With a popsicle in one hand and camera in the other, I march over to get the down-low on what’s new with Habitat for Humanity.

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EAT IT AND LIKE IT By Jesse Blanco eatitandlikeit.com It would be easiest to call Gina Willis an internet sensation. But there is far more to her game than that. This story is just as simple as the fact that Gina loves to cook. She does it every day. And now she is regularly as busy as she wants to be in selecting which catering gigs she’d like to tackle. Yes, she is THAT in-demand. “I was just baking for people.” She recently told me during a visit to her Savannah home. “You couldn’t have told me that it would take off like this.” Those of you who have not heard of Gina Willis are now going to be glad you did. She will be the first to tell you she is not a professionally trained chef. She’s also not an expert. She’s not anything fancy in her own book except some-

one who loves food, loves to cook and loves to work hard at getting better every day. As a result, her brand has exploded. How so? For starters, she owes a huge thank you to Celebrity Chef BJ Dennis. “I met Chef BJ on Instagram actually.” She says. “We just started talking about food and Gullah/Geeche dishes. Then he invited me to be in an article in Bon Appetit Magazine. I did my smothered crab, and Bam!” With all due respect to Emeril Lasgasse, who coined that phrase over a decade ago, this ‘Bam’ came a few years ago and completely changed the trajectory of Gina’s journey. “A week later I was in Atlanta for a shoot in Atlanta Magazine, I was in Essence. It was as small blurb, but to me it was important to me.” Of course it was. That was a handful of years ago. Now Gina has as much catering work as she– frankly–chooses to accept. The phone rings regularly with people


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asking her to cater this event, that event or the other. Everyone in search of her spin on some classic Southern dishes. Her following on social media is in the tens of thousands. Her daily posts of deliciousness regularly attract attention from all over the world. She’s all but mastered the art of the visuals of food. If it is indeed true that people eat with their eyes, then we’ve truly seen all we need to know. Her dishes, ranging from Hot Honey Fried Chicken to Crab Stuffed Salmon to Short Ribs and Beef Pilaf will make your mouth water just staring at your phone. And she does it all from the kitchen in the home she shares with her mother. No fancy studios, no fancy equipment, just a talented lady, a stove and an iPhone. “I take cooking very serious.” She says “I practice every day. If I’m scrambling an egg for myself, I want the egg to look right.” The visuals in a digital world are one of her secrets, the other is really not secret at all. It’s passion, which is obvious. Gina

tells me that she is regularly approached by people looking to re-create some of the magic she’s created for herself. She tells them all that knowing how to cook is only part of the equation. Rolling up your sleeves and getting to work is other. “You have to pay your dues.” She says “It’s not as easy as it looks. You might cook well for your family, but for the masses? That’s something different.” That advice, as simple as it may sound, is lost on so many. But Gina has got it down pat. For now she says she’s enjoying preparing meals for visitors who rent vacation homes downtown. She’s also given some thought to a pop-up dinner here and there (yes, open to the public) but that will be down the road. If you are interested in Gina’s services, you can find her contact information as well as any one of her three cookbooks on her website whatsginacooking.com. You would also be wise to give her a follow on Instagram @whatsginacooking and be prepared to gain a few pounds just looking at the beauty she rolls out daily.

It’s a robust drink that combines whiskey, mezcal and pinot noir with lemon and simple syrup to make for a strong, yet subtly sweet flavor profile. The cocktail is garnished with fresh rosemary to lift the senses. With its warming whiskey, the Smoke on Habersham is a great option to try this Fall.

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Family owned and operated, Louvenia’s has been bringing seafood to streets throughout coastal Georgia since 2018. The menu includes a variety of hearty Lowcountry Boil platters featuring lobster, crab and shrimp in several combinations. The 4750 is fan favorite that comes with 1 snow crab, 10 jumbo shrimp, corn, potatoes, and a seasoned boiled egg with delicious sauce. It’s a must-try that’s sure to satisfy when you’re particularly hungry and want to eat your fill of tasty sea fares. If you’re a seafood lover, you’ll definitely want to give Louvenia’s a try. Follow them on Facebook @louveniaseafoodmarket and on Instagram @louveniaseafood to keep track of the truck’s whereabouts. CONNECT SAVANNAH | SEPTEMBER 21-27, 2022

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Grab a bold burger at one of these places that does it right There’s a lot of debate surrounding the true origin of the cheeseburger, but if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s the fact that cheeseburgers are downright delicious. Featuring a juicy, beefy patty topped with marvelously melted cheese and nestled between a doughy bun, the cheeseburger is a staple of the American diet. It’s so beloved, we named last Sunday. Sept. 18 “National Cheeseburger Day,” and as you might expect, it’s customary to celebrate by enjoying one. (We won’t judge if you’re late to the party.) It’s not hard to find a great cheeseburger here as several Savannah eateries dish them out. But to make it easier on you, here’s a round-up of some of our favorite places to find cheeseburgers in town. LIZZY’S BURGER BAR (Above) Enjoy a bodacious burger on the riverfront at Lizzy’s Burger Bar. With ten

handcrafted options to choose from, it’s easy to find a cheeseburger that you’ll love at Lizzy’s. The Super Cheesy Bacon Burger stands out as a particularly appropriate choice for National Cheeseburger Day. It’s a classic burger loaded with American, Cheddar and Swiss cheeses and three slices of crispy bacon. The Bar None Burger is another extremely cheesy choice, topped with American, Provolone, Cheddar and Swiss. GREEN TRUCK PUB (Top Left) Green Truck Pub is known for their mouth-watering burgers made from locally-sourced, grass-fed beef. They offer a menu featuring favorites like The Lone Star, which is a bacon cheeseburger with BBQ sauce, the Rustico, which features goat cheese and balsamic caramelized onions, and many others. The regular menu items are amazing, but Green Truck frequently offers specials, like the Peach-o de

Gallo they announced in August. Whether you’re ordering off the menu or giving the specials a try, you’re sure to enjoy a cheeseburger from Green Truck. B&D BURGERS Burgers are the main attraction at B&D, so you know they’re good. All of their specialty cheeseburgers are named after historic Savannah sites, adding that touch of hometown pride. For cheese lovers, go for the Wormsloe. The patty is blanketed in pimiento cheese and topped with a fried green tomato. And if you like brunch burgers, try the Colonial. It’s got American cheese, bacon and a fried egg.

CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR (Below) Crystal Beer Parlor boasts an impressive array of flavorful cheeseburgers made from a half pound of griddled ground chuck. Enjoy the smokiness of gouda cheese, which is the star of their Mountain Jam Burger. The cheese is accompanied by grilled onions, bacon and lettuce and served on a crisp pretzel bun. The Big Bleu, aptly named for its bleu cheese inclusion, is another great option. - Chantel Britton

BETTY BOMBERS (Top right) All-American eatery Betty Bombers serves up several cheeseburgers that are ready to enjoy for National Cheeseburger Day. You can’t go wrong with the Classic Bomber, which features all the traditional fixings and your choice of cheese. If you’re feeling more adventurous, try the Unconditional Surrender, which has grilled sweet peppers and Italian provolone.

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SCAD MUSEUM OF ART ANNOUNCES FALL 2022 EXHIBITIONS A diverse group of emerging and established artists from around the world representing a variety of mediums, techniques and perspectives By Chantel Britton

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The Savannah College of Art and Design is introducing a new series of exhibitions at the renowned SCAD Museum of Art. Featuring a diverse group of emerging and established artists from around the world representing a variety of mediums, techniques and perspectives, the exhibitions are dynamic, thoughtful and inspiring. This fall, SCAD MOA presents the public with a unique opportunity to engage with world-class art exhibitions, some of which are debuting in the U.S. for the first time. “We have artists on view from Brazil, from Colombia, from South Korea, from China and many places all throughout the United States. A number of these are artists’ first solo museum exhibitions in the United States. . . The global diversity of artists we’re exhibiting right now is really incredible and so engaging. There’s so many different perspectives that we’re excited to offer on view as well as the diversity of media. We have works that are photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, painting, [and] video as well. We’re certain that everyone is going to find something that they are really going to be enamored with and wowed by,” said Daniel S. Palmer, SCAD MOA chief curator. There are eight solo exhibitions and two group exhibitions on view this fall. The exhibitions explore many themes of contemporary life, including the relationship between mankind and nature, pop culture, modern architecture and more. Each exhibition has something to say about the current moment that’s worth contemplating, and SCAD MOA offers itself to the public as a welcoming, approachable environment to engage with these artworks.

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THE DOG SHOW The first exhibition is a group show entitled “The Dog Show”, which features portrait painting, animation and photography. Located in the lobby, the exhibition reflects on dogs and particularly our relationship to them through studies of movement and physique. It features photography from William Wegman of his modelesque Weimaraners, large-scale blown up photographs from Eadweard Muybridge, a portrait of a mother with her child and dog by Gilbert Stuart, and an animation cell from Don Bluth’s “All Dogs Go to Heaven.” There’s also a particularly heartwarming video collage of service members reuniting with their dogs after deployment. “These artworks emphasize the relationship between human beings and dogs. . . Thinking about man’s best friend, but also the way we project onto dogs, the way we love them, and the way they love us. It’s partly a homage to dogs, but partly a reflection on the social role of dogs and what they tell us about our own psychology,” said Palmer. ENTRE SISTEMAS INVISIBLES Just off of the lobby is the alumni gallery, which duly features artworks by SCAD alums. The current exhibition “Entre sistemas invisibles” is by Colombian artist, Johana Moscoso. The exhibition presents textile works that are stitched together using the traditional Mola technique,

Johana Moscoso – “Entre sistemas invisibles (Between invisible systems)” Alumni Gallery, SCAD Museum of Art | Photo: SCAD

which originated among indigenous Latin American communities and involves layering various cloths and then cutting away at them to reveal a design. The exhibition also includes videos of Moscoso dancing salsa over the fabrics with glue on her bare feet to prepare the surface of the fabric for a metallic foil transfer as a final embellishment. This artistic process is a mapping process tracing the artist’s and her family’s migratory journeys using the ancestral knowledge of stitching, embroidering and dancing that are integral to her personal and cultural history and identity. “It speaks to the connection between the artist and the place that she comes from,” Palmer explained.

DENTRO E FORA INFINITAMENTE In vitrines on the exterior walls of SCAD MOA, Maria Nepomuceno’s “Dentro e fora infinitamente” is on display. Nepomuceno is originally from Brazil and this is her first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. She works with a group of artisans from her home country who weave carnauba palm straw into functional objects. Nepomuceno experiments with this medium, integrating unconventional materials like beads, raw clay, ceramic, resin and rope into these inventive creations. “She uses traditional palm weaving . . . to create these beautiful almost window-like sculptures that include floral motifs but are also really dynamic as sculptures. They sort


of expand out and recess back into the space in a way that really activates those works very powerfully,” said Palmer.

personal archive, featuring buildings constructed in several cities during the 1960s and 1970s.

AARON DOUGLAS: SERMONS Another group exhibit, “Aaron Douglas: Sermons” is presented in SCAD MOA’s Evans Center fro African American Studies. The exhibition places key artworks by Douglas in conversation with contemporary artists including Adebukola Bodunrin and Ezra Claytan Daniels, Afua Richardson, Akeema-Zane and Rena Anakwe, Allson Janae Hamilton, Diedrick Brackens, Khari Johnson Ricks, and Kara Walker. These works come together to demonstrate the ways that Douglas’ influence and the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance remain alive today, continuing to shape the aesthetics and politics of representation. “Four historically important Aaron Douglas works on paper are brought together with four video artworks and three others by contemporary artists to really speak to the continued legacy and importance of Douglas’ work. He is a historical figure who continues to have resonance and inspires artists today,” Palmer added.

OMINOUS, CRUDE BEAUTY Displayed in a darkened room is an impactful exhibition by Allison Schulnik called “Ominous, Crude Beauty.” The exhibition is quite ominous and foreboding, featuring four video pieces of incredible stopmotion and clay animation. In addition to the videos, the exhibition includes sculptures, and on another wall, there are all of the drawings for one of Schulnik’s animations called “Mound.” “Allison’s work is very macabre. It’s very intense, dramatic but also beautiful and poetic. It’s really just incredibly compelling, It’s kind of eerie in some senses but not alienating. It’s very inviting and poetic and just the meticulous detail through which all the animations were created especially is really powerful. It’s like her paintings but brought to life,” commented Palmer.

LAST CALL “Last Call” is Anna Park’s first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. A rising star talent, Park is originally from South Korea but currently lives and works in New York City. Her work consists of large-scale black and white charcoal drawings that are a contemplation on contemporary culture and the unique chaos that defines life in the internet era. “Her work pulls simultaneously from iconographic imagery that she takes from the internet, and from images of all different types. But then she brings it all together, almost collages it in a way that speaks to the cacophony and dynamism of the way images circulate online right now. And to a point where she’s walking this fine line between figuration and abstraction. The charcoal drawings are so dynamic that the recognizable imagery kind of fractures apart at certain points,” Palmer explained.

STUDIES IN FORM “Studies in Form” by Seher Shah and Randhir Singh is an exhibition featuring a series of 121 cyanotype prints, which is an early photographic process and the precursor to the blue print. “It’s a series of six portfolios that the artists created that are really about the intersection of art, architecture, printmaking, and photography. In many ways it’s a meditation on the legacies of modernist architecture as it’s grown and traveled around the world,” Palmer explained. The exhibition examines the built environment, isolating specific elements of buildings and analyzing architectural principles of scale, materiality and mass. The images seen in the cyanotype prints are mined from Shah and Singh’s

THE FEMINIST DIVINE Gisela Colón coined the term “Organic Minimalism” to describe the dual condition of her work: reductive yet active and seemingly alive. Her exhibition “The Feminist Divine” features sizable, dynamic and iridescent monolith sculptures and pod wall works that reflect, refract and emit light in mesmerizing ways. Her seductive and almost cosmic curvilinear sculptures are made using aerospace technology, and though they shine, are not lit internally; it’s all done by natural light. “This work is also really in dialogue with historical minimalism, but it’s made a little bit more natural, a little bit more organic. . If a lot of the historic minimal work or big work is usually so macho, so masculine, her work has something much more poetic, much softer, much more sensuous, more organic and more illuminating to it.,” Palmer expressed. Each with their unique perspective, all of the exhibitions come together to say something important about the contemporary moment we live in. “The whole museum becomes a group show in a way. Each of the individual artists get their own spaces and present and share their own worldview. Everyone has a different perspective and a different unique set of stories to tell that all join together so beautifully,” Palmer added. He encourages all members of the community to come out and see what the SCAD MOA has to offer to the community. “This really is the highest caliber of art from all around the world that we bring here. . . It’s not that we only show the most important art in the world and these really

TOP: Maria Nepomuceno – “Dentro e fora infinitamente” Jewel Boxes, SCAD Museum of Art BOTTOM: “The Dog Show” – Featured Artists: Eadweard Muybridge, William Wegman, Saul Steinberg, Elliott Erwitt, Don Bluth| Photo: SCAD

significant artists, but we also want to do it in a way that is accessible, and that there are lots of different entry points,” he began, “We’re not the kind of museum that would show art that is alienating or inscrutable or wouldn’t welcome people in, be they students who are just at the beginning of their own creative growth, or community members who know a lot about art or maybe don’t. There’s a spectrum of experiences that people can have here.” Most of the exhibitions will be on view through December or January. The exhibitions launch Wednesday, Sept. 21 and there will be free programming all day including artist talks and an opening party at 6 p.m. SCAD MOA is open to the public every day except Tuesdays. To learn more about SCAD MOA and the exhibitions currently on view, visit scadmoa.org View more images at connectsavannah.com

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WAITING FOR A RESPONSE WHICH WE MIGHT NEVER GET Shi Jinsong of Wuhan, China is also having his first U.S. solo museum exhibition at SCAD MOA. His exhibition, “Waiting for a response which we might never get” is a meditation on the human need for speed, and particularly the rapid urbanization on traditional Chinese landscapes. Juxtaposing natural forms and industrial machinery, Jinsong’s artworks are unique and striking amalgamations that contrast the archaic and the futuristic. The exhibition includes mechanical bamboo and impressive tree-motorbikes that combine organic forms and metallic machinery. “This whole exhibition for Shi Jinsong is really about a hybridity as well, a hybridity of the technological with the archaic, with the ancient. With this wood that’s as old as time and with bamboo forests that feel like they’ve been around forever but then brought into this hyper, new technological mode. . . That’s what we know artists always do. They just push the envelope. They push us forward in ways of thinking that is so far beyond our norms,” said Palmer.

SEDIMENTARY LENS Roxy Paine is a renowned artist who really came into prominence during the 90s and early 2000s. Through his work, he navigates the tension between humans and the natural world, particularly our quest for control and how that fails against natural forces of death, decay and entropy. Paine is back with recently-created artworks that take these tensions head on, representing fungal networks, oil drums, the surface of the moon, and more and how these natural forms reclaim the built environment over time. The exhibition features Paine’s meticulously made pixel paintings as well as dioramas, mimicking the format of natural history displays while complicating their function. “The whole exhibition really is a meditation on the dialogue between human existence and the natural environment. And maybe more directly, the fallacy of thinking human beings can really control the environment, that we can set everything in our way,” Palmer explained. “It’s also this fascinating meditation on human subjectivity and the world around us. . . It reflects back on our own lives and our own existence, to make us think about our daily lives, and who we are and how we exist in the world in a different way.”

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CULTURE Savannah Rep presents megachurch drama

‘THE CHRISTIANS’ By Kareem McMichael

Arts & Entertainment Writer

The Savannah Repertory Theatre is bringing Lucas Hnath’s “The Christians” in partnership with Asbury Memorial Theatre to Savannah. The play, which concerns influence and faith in a megachurch, will be led by Nathan Houseman in the role of Pastor Paul, who has built his church from a modest storefront to a large congregation and is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s beliefs. Savannah Rep veteran Ramcharan Guilarte plays Joshua, Paul’s Associate Pastor, who is as surprised by Paul’s revelations as the rest of his flock. Joining them in this speech on faith

and the way religion in America is talked about are Rayshawn Roberts, Joanna Walchuk, and Ashley Wheeler, who will all make their Rep debuts in this piece. “We as a cast talked about how our own preconceived notions of the show were just wiped away when we all came together and read it. For me, it was brought together my own kind of religious journey as I grow as an adult,” said Roberts, who plays Elder. Hnath, the playwright, grew up in an evangelical church. His mother became a minister, and he thought he might do the same. Instead, he became a playwright, and now he’s written a knowing script about a doctrinal dispute inside a megachurch. Roberts said in some ways he is like his character Elder.

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“The thing that I love about it is that in the show there may be some dark and brooding moments, but I’m the one that’s gets to give everyone that sigh of relief. I try to do that in my own life. I’m always the one that’s trying to just make sure everybody’s good and checking on everyone,” he said. In the play Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now over 20 years later he presides over a congregation of thousands, with classrooms for Sunday School, a coffee shop in the lobby, and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. What should be a day celebration is pivoting because Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s belief. Touching on faith in America and dealing with changing your mind about it. “What does it mean to say what do we believe and why do we believe it? Can you change something that you believe? It’s fascinating and working with this cast, each of us gets to approach this subject from a different direction,” said Walchuk who plays the Pastor’s Wife. Pastor Paul sheds traditional fundamentalist Christianity in favor of a more inclusive and universalist Christianity that affirms the goodness in other religions, and the impact this has on his congregation. “I brought this idea to rehearsal one day of the concrete and the abstract in this

play, how there is abstract of your faith, of your belief and of your conviction. It opened my mind in that idea of changing your beliefs and how that can, in a way, change who you are as a person,” said Roberts. While the show takes in a church, about a megachurch, and is being performed at Asbury Memorial Theatre, Walchuk expressed it is is more about faith and beliefs. “I want everyone to see it. I really do. It’s not a church play. It’s at Asbury Theatre, which happens to also be a church, but this isn’t part of the church. This is theater, a place where people come together to be moved, to be challenged, and to find that thing beyond the self,” said Walchuk. The production, which made possible by lead sponsor J. Wilson Morris, is directed by Karla Knudsen with music direction by Ray Ellis, stage management by Jon Goldstein, production management by Natasha Drena, lighting design by Erik Bishop, sound design by Vivian Gogan, costume design by Maggie Lee Hart, set and properties design by Jeroy Hannah, and box office management by Jackie Osterman. “The Christians” runs September 22 through 25 at Asbury Memorial Theatre, 1008 E Henry St, Savannah, GA. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM, and Sunday at 3 PM. General Admission is $35 and Senior/Military tickets are $25. Tickets are now on sale at savannahrep.org.


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‘PETE THE CAT’ By Kareem McMichael

Arts & Entertainment Writer

The Savannah Children’s Theatre brings to life the vibrant and hip world of “Pete the Cat” at the Savannah Theatre. The children’s book and television character come alive in this musical with music influences from the 60’s. “‘Pete the Cat’ is a book series based on a groovy cat who takes life as it comes and no matter what problems sort of come his way, it’s all good. We thought that was such a wonderful character and wonderful message to remind kids and grown-ups,” said Jenn Doubleday, Savannah Children’s Theatre associate director. “Pete the Cat” has a local connection. In 1999, James Dean, a self-taught artist, adopted a kitten from a Georgia animal shelter. It was a scrawny black kitten James named “Pete.” One day Dean started illustrating and creating paintings of Pete and changed the color from black to blue to avoid push back (because some believe black cats are bad luck). The real Pete roamed away from home, never to be seen again after living with Dean for about a year, but Pete and his impact has lived on. Since “Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes” by Dean and writer Eric Litwin was published by HarperCollins in 2010, it has sold more than 3.5 million copies and spent more than 180 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list. In the Savannah Children’s Theatre show, Jimmy Biddle is the best student in his second grade class. This is until Pete the Cat moves in with his skateboard & electric guitar. When Jimmy needs help with his art project, Pete is the purrfect buddy to awaken Jimmy’s imagination. They go on an artistic adventure together all the way to Paris and back on Pete’s hip Volkswagen Bus. “Jimmy wants everything to be perfect in every way, and he gets stuck creatively. Pete really comes alongside him and teaches the lesson that if you love it, then it is perfect. If you made it, then it is perfect. There are all shades and all types of art, and they should all be celebrated,” said Doubleday. The show is being performed at the historic Savannah Theatre a Bull St. This a collaboration that has been thought about for a while and this show was the right fit as Pete rocks out on his electric guitar. “We wanted to do a collaboration with them for a long time, and this show seems perfect for their space. They have a great rock and roll set for their Savannah Live show that they run throughout the year,” said Doubleday. The cast includes Caroline Donica, Danielle Houston, Galen Schneider, JoJo Ward, and Jack Webber as Pete the Cat. Music is by Will Aronson and book and lyrics are by Sarah Hammond. Musical references coming from many acts of the 1960’s and early 70’s. This show has something for all ages. “It’s written for the very young. We’re talking pre-K through second grade, but many children’s books are enjoyed by adults as well. This one has me laughing out loud every single time I watch it,” said Doubleday. You can see the show September 17 & 24, October 1 & 8 at 10 a.m. and September 18 & 25, October 2 & 9 at 3 p.m. Purchase tickets by clicking on ‘the shows’ page at savannahtheatre.com

Jack Webber plays “Pete the Cat” in the Savannah Children’s Theatre production at the Historic Savannah Theatre. Photo provided by SCT.


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ART PATROL HASANI SAHLEHE: “STRETCH MY HANDS” Laney Contemporary Fine Art. Sept. 2 - Oct. 29. This exhibition displays the experimental work of an Atlanta based artist who uses visual art to study color and light. NAMWON CHOI Laney Contemporary Fine Art Sept. 2 - Oct. 29. Visitors will enjoy the work of Savannah based artist who specializes in handcrafted gouache landscapes that focus on nature and are influenced by traditional Korean artwork. JOHANA MOSCOSO: “ENTRE SISTEMAS INVISIBLES” SCAD Museum of Art Through Oct. 31. Experience artist, Johana Moscoso’s, textile work that pulls influence from Latin American culture to create a unique and thoughtful new exhibition. “THE DOG SHOW” SCAD Museum of Art Through Dec. 26. A great exhibition for Savannah’s dog lovers! This art collection focuses on the characteristics of our canine friends in a variety of mediums. MARIA NEPOMUCENO: “DENTRO E FORA INFINITAMENTE” SCAD Museum of Art Through Dec. 26. Experience sculpture derived from traditional Brazilian straw weaving techniques combined with other materials including beads, ceramic, and more.

ANNA PARK: “LAST CALL” SCAD Museum of Art Sept. 21 - Jan. 2, 2023 Experience Anna Park’s large scale charcoal drawings that exist in a blended style of abstraction and figuration.

GISELA COLÓN: “THE FEMINIST DIVINE” SCAD Museum of Art Through Jan., 2023 A perfect exhibition for 3D art enthusiasts. The work showcases invented design features and construction of sculptures influenced by the natural world. ROXY PAINE: “SEDIMENTARY LENS” SCAD Museum of Art Through Jan. 2, 2023 Roxy Paine displays her large scale sculptures that dive into topics such as the natural world and human actions. ALLISON SCHULNIK: “OMINOUS, CRUDE BEAUTY’’ SCAD Museum of Art Through Jan. 16, 2023 A truly unique claymation based exhibition that will fulfill any macabre art lover’s interests. DECONSTRUCTED Jepson Center Through Nov. 27. Experience an art exhibit focused on the art of the American Southeast from the 20th and 21st century. An amazing opportunity to learn about the culture of the Southeast through visual art. GOTHIC SOUL: CHARLES MERYON Jepson Center Through Jan. 8, 2023 Come see the revealing exhibit that focuses on the art and life of Charles Meryon, a French artist who specialized in black and white etchings after finding that he was colorblind. This is an amazing opportunity to step back in time and view a celebrated artist of the 19th century.

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“PAST PRESENCE, COMMEMORATING JUNETEENTH” Mobile Gallery Arts Initiative presents Selected Works W.W. Law Community Center Through Sept. 30. Experience a selection of art from a variety of artists that delves into the “Black Experience in the United States.” “AVANT GARDENER: A CREATIVE EXPLORATION OF IMPERILED SPECIES:” Lisa D. Watson, with Sound Art by Eric Chasalon Sulfur Studios Through Oct. 22. Experience a local exhibition near Savannah’s Starland District that focuses on natural life and the struggles habitat destruction has caused. TOKYO ROSE: ZERO HOUR Meet SCAD Alumni Creators of the Graphic Novel SCAD Museum of Art Sept. 22. 6 PM Meet SCAD Alumnis, Andre R. Frattino and Kate Kasenow, as they discuss their new collaborative graphic novel, TOKYO ROSE: Zero Hour. “WILD REFLECTIONS” EXHIBIT BY RAILEY COOPER Plant Riverside District’s Grand Bohemian Gallery Through Sept. 30. View an exhibition that focuses on the artist’s specialty for realism portrait paintings of wildlife. HAPPY HOUR ARTIST TALK Green Truck Neighborhood Grill Sept. 29. 6 - 8 PM Hangout at one of Savannah’s favorite local food spots and listen to artist, lé dieguê, who has been featured in exhibitions around the world. He will highlight his newest project “Angular Perceptions.” SANDRA DUTTON: “OBSESSIONS AND DISCOVERIES” The Taylor Galleries. (Taylor House Antiques) Through Oct. 13. Dutton considers her process analogous to William Wordsworth’s description of poetry: “emotion recollected in tranquility.”

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LANEY CONTEMPORARY Laney Contemporary presents a solo exhibition by Korean-born, Savannah-based artist, Namwon Choi. En Route features a selection of hand-painted gouache landscapes on panel that suggest the transformative nature of conceptual landscape. Extensively trained in traditional Korean painting at Hongik University in Seoul, Korea, Choi’s attention to detail, texture, linework, and atmospheric effect read as photo-realistic while the liminal spaces of the road suggest a critical reflection upon how landscape, space, travel, idealism, and realism are not static, but ever-adjusting cultural constructions. Shape of Distance (Green Striped Circle), 2021, gouache and acrylic on panel, 18 in. diameter accompanied by smaller spheres

ELEGIES: STILL LIFES IN CONTEMPORARY ART A group exhibition bringing together an international collection of artists who have disrupted or extended the traditional presentation of still lifes. The artists have appropriated the genre in order to create works within a framework of Black diasporic identities, histories, and collective experiences. Jepson Center.

HASANI SAHLEHE: STRETCH MY HANDS Laney Contemporary. An exhibition of new work by Atlanta-based artist Hasani Sahlehe. Sahlehe explores the properties and edges of color and light through the language of painting as a poetic medium with deeply felt ties to music, relationships, and spirituality.

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“STUDIES IN FORM” Seher Shah and Randhir Singh SCAD Museum of Art Through Dec. 26. Viewers will take in an exhibit focusing on architecture using cyanotype, “an early photographic process and precursor to the blueprint.”

“AARON DOUGLAS: SERMONS” SCAD Museum of Art Through Dec. 31. The exhibition looks at celebrated artist, Aaron Douglas, from the Harlem Renaissance era and displays modern artists’ work alongside his to display his lasting influence.

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live, it can touch people in a lot of different ways,” said White. Huntertones last performed in Savannah during the 2019 Jazz Music Festival. Coming soon they will be back in Savannah performing for the 2022 Jazz Music Festival. “We’re going to be playing a lot of music from Time to Play, the newest album. This is something that is brand new, then we’re also going to be playing some brand new originals that we have not played in the

US yet,” said White. “So we’re looking forward to getting on stage and I mean, we love Savannah. We love this festival. So we’re very excited to get back, and to play all this new music for you.” After Jazz Fest, Huntertones head off to a music festival just north of Atlanta. Followed by several collaborations, album recordings and tours abroad. Huntertones play at the 41st Savannah Jazz Festival, Friday, Sept. 23, 9:40 p.m. For more information, visit savnnahjazz.org

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The musicians that make up Huntertones don’t think music needs lyrics or vocals to be able to connect with people. That was the theory the bandmates set out to prove in 2012, when they formed their instrumental band. “That’s one of the unique things about the band, the vocal quality of the band is kind of the three frontmen, the three horn players. That’s what makes it something unique because the sound produced collectively is the unique identity, and the chemistry on stage,” said composer and band leader, Dan White. The bandmates — Dan White (saxophone), Jon Lampley (trumpet/sousaphone), Chirs Ott (trombone/beatbox), Joshua Hill (guitar), Adam DeAscentis (bass), John Hubbell (drum set) — all met back in college while attending Ohio State, where they discovered a shared interest in music. It all happened organically, as they attended classes together and quickly realized they all shared a similar sort of musical like-mindedness. During this time, they composed together, performed together, and eventually would form a band together, naming it after the street that started it all, called Hunter Avenue, off of campus where they

started out playing house shows. “That’s part of the identity of the band, we started playing music for our friends, sort of the social atmosphere, also, we weren’t old enough to drink at that point. So we couldn’t even get into bars. And so we started writing music, and that’s really been the engine for the band,” said White. After college, they moved to New York, toured over 20 countries worldwide, and continue to tour within the US and outside of the US. During which, they have been and continue to transcend language barriers across the world and cultivate new music based on their experiences. “The last album that we did called Passport, is directly inspired, and programmatically about our travels and about playing music outside of the US and experiencing art and music and collaborations with those that are different from us,” said White. For the bandmates, the key to a successful lyric-less performance is simple. They are always improvising and playing music that is in the moment, cultivating unique experiences for each audience. “I think if there’s one thing that we want audiences to walk away from our performance, it’s feeling some joy, feeling a little bit better than they did before they heard that music because I think that’s one of the things that I think music can do, with or without lyrics and especially

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Jazmin Ghent, international smooth jazz and gospel recording artist, had a musical interest that began when she was a young child. Born in Germany, into a military family, and raised in Huntsville, AL, Ghent’s mother and father raised her in the church, instilling the importance of Jazz and gospel music in her. Ghent recalls her parents’ love story of how they met and bonded over a shared love of jazz, on their first date. Eventually, their shared interests among other things, would lead them towards marriage. Together they named their daughter, Jazmin, after their shared love of jazz music. Her interest in music came naturally, as she was immersed in it in her home life. In middle school, around sixth grade in 2012, Ghent would take up playing the saxophone. Her mother brought the

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instrument home one day and handed it to Ghent. While Ghent didn’t necessarily choose the instrument, she grew to love it with time, developing her own musical identity. “I think your music should represent you like in any form of the arts, it has to somehow represent the artists. So for me, I love different styles. On any of my CDs, you’ll hear different styles, Latin music, a bit of pop music, and a bit of an r&b vibe. So it definitely defines me,” said Ghent. “I’m a very energetic person, so you’ll probably have the energy there. There’s some gospel songs on there too because that music resonates with me big time.” She equally loves teaching music. “My goal is to teach future music educators about different ways, methods and concepts to teach music,” said Ghent. She began teaching music in middle school, teaching songs during summer camp, then after receiving her master’s, she would teach elementary music for five years. Now, in addition to her musical career, she continues to teach some at the collegiate level.

Outside of teaching, Ghent has had six top five billboard singles: Kickin’ It Up, Stride, Amends, Work Wit It, Heat, and Compared to What. Performing abroad and within the states, Ghent has accumulated a large following both internationally and domestically. She won the 2019 “NAACP Image Award” for Outstanding Jazz Album, “The Story of Jazz”. She was nominated for 2019 Smooth Jazz Network’s Best Artist of the Year and was voted 2017’s Best New Smooth Jazz Artist. Yet she remains grounded, sharing openly how grateful she is for the things she has accomplished, and the things she is still learning. Performing once before at the Savannah Jazz Fest during the pandemic, Ghent is excited to perform at the festival this

year, without the restrictions of the prior year. She plans to bring a soulful, bluesy, and energetic performance. It will be a solo performance, with the assistance of a band put together with musicians she has met or reached out to. “I am beyond excited to play for the Savannah Jazz Fest, Savannah is such an amazing place. It has such a rich history,” said Ghent. “I have some new songs that I’m doing. I like to do a hybrid, there’s one song called stride, that’s all about having swag. But we’re gonna put some old flavor in there too. Some old, some standard, and some good home songs that most people like,” said Ghent. Jazmin Ghent plays at the 41st Savannah Jazz Festival, Friday, Sept. 23, 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit savannahjazz.org

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Reggae-rock music fans who never got the chance to see Sublime live will have the opportunity to relive their music with tribute band Badfish on Wed., Sept 21 at District Live. According to band co-founder and bassist Joel Hanks, the idea for the band was formed during his time as a student at the University of Rhode Island in the late 90s where he met a fellow likeminded musician looking to start a tribute band. “I was in computer science classes and I met a drummer in one of those classes,” Hanks said. “I had already known a singer and we kinda had the idea of forming a band for a few years but the timing just wasn’t right. He was in a different band and I was in college so I didn’t really have time to go away every weekend. But we knew we wanted to start a Sublime tribute band. For us, their music was the combination of all of our favorite styles of music growing up - ska, punk, and reggae.” In 2001, five years after the tragic death of Sublime’s lead singer Bradley Nowell, Badfish was officially formed

and they booked their first gig at a local music venue. “Our first gig went really well,” Hanks explained. “In the late 90s, Sublime was what everyone was listening to. They were on a lot of the radio stations and blasting at house parties, dorm rooms, everywhere we went. So we were surprised by the positive feedback we received but also not surprised because of how popular the scene was at the time. I think from that first show we kinda knew that we were on to something.” After their first gig was a major success, Hanks says that the band decided to continue performing regularly and eventually became a touring band. They have been continuously touring for over 20 years now. “I don’t think any of us thought at that first gig that we would be playing Sublime’s music for 20 plus years,” he said laughing. “But I think that’s also a testament to how timeless their music is and now, this rock-reggae scene is bigger than it’s ever been. The crowd has definitely gotten older over the years but there are still younger fans that are listening to all of these revolutions and Sublime is really the

band that started it all.” In addition to Hanks on bass, the current lineup consists of singer/guitar player Pat Downes, Drummer Scott Begin, and utility player/keys/guitar/trumpet player Danny Torgerson. “We play the hits and coming to our shows is basically like a big party singa-long,” Hanks said. “I do have certain songs that I like performing as a bass player…’Don’t Push’ comes to mind. And of course the song ‘Badfish’ has a really fun baseline so that one is also fun to play.” Other than touring and continuing to spread the spirit and music of Sublime, Hanks says that Badfish has been throwing around the idea of releasing some originals under their name. “Up until this point, we’ve pretty much only performed Sublime stuff. But recently we started toying with that idea to change it up a little bit for us and we’re really excited about that! But really, it’s been an honor to pay tribute to the greatest reggae-rock music bands of all time for all of these years!” Badfish will hit the District Live stage at 8 p.m. on Wed., Sept 21. To purchase tickets or for more information visit ticketmaster.com


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The Kris Barman alter ego blends niche Detroit and Chicago styles, electro, and house to craft a genremingling, LA-bred sound. Lucky Savannah gets a stop on the “Beats I Can’t Release” tour. The beats Wuki can and has released thrill fans and fill clubs. He’s also done official remixes for The Chainsmokers, Kill the Noise and Galantis. FRI SEP 23 | 10 PM

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Savannah’s resident singing impressionist Bob Anderson assumes the role of Francis Albert, assisted by a stunning makeup transformation and powered by a 32-piece orchestra. The reenactment concert covers a broad range of Sinatra’s greatest hits, recently thrilling audiences from Broadway to the Vegas Strip. SUN SEP 25 | 7 PM

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Whether the last MH pool party of the year brings your summer of debauchery to an official end or you’re just there to chill, there’s three bands to drink, take a dip, and suntan to. Persona La Ave (pictured) leans into laid back electronic sounds, Joshydrop are lo-fi alt rock, and Heffner do power pop right. Not many better options for a late summer Sunday. SUN SEP 25 | 4 PM

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CONNECT SAVANNAH MUSIC

SOUNDBOARD WHO IS PLAYING WHERE THIS WEEK

10 p.m.-3 a.m.; Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. Rock House Music & Dance, 10 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC

Cohen’s Retreat Midtown Pickers, 6 p.m. District Live at Plant Riverside District Badfish, Live in Concert, 8-10 p.m. Driftaway Cafe Chuck Courtenay, 6 p.m. Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant Savannah Jazz Festival- Teddy Adams Quintet with Cynthia Utterbach, 7-10 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Austin Williams McDonough’s Blues with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Music Farm CHARLESTON LOCAL PUNK SHOWCASE featuring No Fidelity, Diabeetus, Close Encounter, Shem Creeps, 8-10:30 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Ray Tomasino, 7 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Trivia with Jules and Chris Grimmett, 9-11:30 p.m. Moodright’s Duckpin Bowling League Night, 8 p.m. Service Brewing Company Trivia Night with Jess Shaw, 6:30 p.m. The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue Bingo, 10 p.m.

SATURDAY 9/24 LIVE MUSIC

Coffee Bluff Marina Gary Strickland, 6 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Greg Koch Trio El Rocko Lounge Space Coke, Bongfoot, One Lonely Goat, 8-11:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Panorama Trio Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery Live Music on the Moss + Oak Patio Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant JodyJazz Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue Captured! by Robots, 9:30 p.m.

FRI/23

JOE BUCK YOURSELF WITH ANTHONY VIBE @ THE WORMHOLE

An alternative and rebellious one man band with influences of rock, country, bluegrass, and more. Supported by a unique alternative/indie jam band. 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

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

THURSDAY 9/22

CONNECT SAVANNAH | SEPTEMBER 21-27, 2022

LIVE MUSIC

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Cohen’s Retreat Munchies & Music, 5-9 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Whiskey & Wine

TRIVIA & GAMES

Bar Food Trivia Night, 8 p.m. McDonough’s Family Feud, 7 p.m. The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue Trivia, 10 p.m.

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

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

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Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue Joe Buck Yourself, 9:30 p.m.

Service Brewing Company Service Brewing Run Club, 6:30 p.m.

PS Tavern Beer Pong Tournament, 10 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

FRIDAY 9/23 LIVE MUSIC

Coffee Bluff Marina LAX, 6 p.m. District Live at Plant Riverside District The Orange Constant, Live in Concert, 8-10 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Markus Kuhlmann of Mike Kilo and Clouds & Satellites, 6 p.m.; Markus Kuhlmann of Mike Kilo and Clouds & Satellites, 6 p.m. Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery Live Music on the Moss + Oak Patio North Beach Bar and Grill Soap On the Beach!, 7-10 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant JodyJazz Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Service Brewing Company Bluegrass By The Pint with Swamptooth, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES KARAOKE

Bay Street Blues Karaoke 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.

DJ

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

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Club One Carnival of Kinks Fetish Party,

TRIVIA & GAMES

Blueberry Hill Pool Tournament, 2 p.m.

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

Front Porch Improv Adult Drop-in IMPROV Class, 10 a.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. Over Yonder Honky Tonk Saturdays

SUNDAY 9/25 LIVE MUSIC

Collins Quarter at Forsyth Ember City, 2 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10 p.m. District Live at Plant Riverside District Gospel Sunday Brunch, 11:45 a.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Big Mountain Fudge Cake 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.

Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Bucky and Barry, 1 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE

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

MONDAY 9/26 LIVE MUSIC

Nickie’s 1971 Ray Tomasino, 7 p.m. The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue Open Mic, 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Club One Super Gay Bingo, 5:30 p.m. Moodright’s BINGO, 8 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.

TUESDAY 9/27 LIVE MUSIC

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

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.

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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SPACE COKE + BONGFOOT + ONE LONELY GOAT @ EL ROCKO

Mr. Gooch and his Space Coke (pictured) cohorts spew forth the loudest slabs of psychedelic amputation metal, the musical love child of an unspeakably hot Cheech, Chong, Lemmy and The Plasmatics get-down. Bongfoot crams classic thrash into their sludge-doom cocktail, and OLG echoes the noise of The Unsane and Whores. SAT SEP 24 | 8 PM

Percussive NYHC bashers Pyrex hit Savannah like a heavy glass salad bowl to the forehead. The Brooklyn-based Atlanta natives play it noisy, bass-heavy, and rude, just the way you like it. They’re joined by old school hardcore toughs Jus B, busy noiserockers One Lonely Goat, tranicore cowpunk squad Sissy Fists and the reclusive Crying Niles. MON SEP 26 | 7 PM

Celebrate the death of humanity with C!BR on their ambitious 42-date Funeral for the Human Race Tour. Human slave vocalist JBOT adds the only element of flesh to this grindcore outfit, rounded out by DRMBOT 0110 on the mind-erasing skins and GTRBOT666 on both life-destroying bass and feelz-incinerating guitar. Seriously, it’s a singer and robot bandmates. You have to see it to believe it. SAT SEP 24 | 9:30 PM

THE ORANGE CONSTANT @ DISTRICT LIVE

The Athens quintet skillfully folds unexpected psychedelic, disco, and progressive elements into their vintage classic and Southern rock sounds. You can hear their local influences, from scene deities R.E.M. to jam masters Widespread Panic. It’s not derivative, though. Their style is their own and these boys can play. FRI SEP 23 | 8 PM

CONNECT SAVANNAH | SEPTEMBER 21-27, 2022

PYREX @ LODGE OF SORROWS

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