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MEET CAROLINE MCCOY: CHRISTIAN SIRIANO EXHIBITION AT SCAD MOA FEATURES FASHION STUDENT’S TOUCH

HALLOWEEN LOOKS ON A BUDGET: THRIFTING YOUR WAY TO CREATIVE COSTUME ATTIRE

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MORRIS HISTORIC SAVANNAH FOUNDATION HONORING CHARLES H. MORRIS WITH SECOND EVER SPIRIT AWARD FOR TRANSFORMATIVE PRESERVATION EFFORTS


THE FRED AND DINAH GRETSCH SCHOOL OF MUSIC PRESENTS

Steve War iner

IN CONCERT

October 22 7:30 P.M.

FINE ARTS AUDITORIUM Armstrong Campus Savannah, GA

IMAGE: sly wink, 2010; Altered Ebony [DETAIL]

General Admission Tickets $30 GeorgiaSouthern.edu/armstrongtickets

Paperworks and tapestries by contemporary American artist Noel W Anderson raise questions about issues of race and gender, collectively exposing the haunting relationship of Black identity to structures of power.

BOTH EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW NOW!

Finding Freedom, a large-scale quilted canopy by contemporary artist Sonya Clark, is pieced together from hundreds of individual cyanotype fabric squares and draped as a night sky overhead. Experience a celestial viewpoint that encourages consideration of those who sought freedom along the Underground Railroad.

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WEDNESDAY 10/13 THE PLANT-BASED GOURMET COOKING CLASS

Learn how to create flavorful vegan and vegetarian dishes in this interactive class. Guests will master the basics of plantbased cuisine and enjoy menu items including Vegan Caesar Salad, General Tso’s Tofu, Falafel with Vegan Tzatziki, Jamaican Jackfruit Curry with Coconut Rice as well as Vegan Key Lime Pie with Whipped Coconut Cream. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 700 Kitchen Cooking School at The Mansion on Forsyth Park 700 Drayton Street Pre-registration required; spaces limited mansion.classesbykessler.com

LEGENDS LIVE ON

(ongoing)International Vocal Group LEGACY is joined by AMERICAN IDOL Winner CANDICE GLOVER to perform timeless hit songs by Beatles, Bruno Mars, Aretha Franklin, Four Seasons, Jackson 5, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder and many more in a dazzling Vegas-style production with a live band and aerial artistry. WED, THURS, FRI and SAT at 8pm Historic Savannah Theatre / 222 Bull St

OPEN MIC AT MINT TO BE MOJITO BAR

TRIVIA NIGHT WITH JESS SHAW

Jess Shaw and Kevin Ryan will guide participants through an evening of trivia and self discovery at Service Brewing.

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.

Test your trivia knowledge! The first place team receives $100. 6:30 p.m. Service Brewing Co., 574 Indian St. servicebrewing.com

THURSDAY 10/14

THE SAVANNAH: THE STORY OF A RIVER AND ITS CITY

River to Sea, a five-part lecture series offered by The Learning Center of Senior Citizens, Inc., will examine the impact of rivers on our coastal community. 4 to 5 p.m. Environmental historian Will Bryan examines the history of the Savannah River from the pre-colonial era to European settlement and into the modern-day. He also contextualizes the historic city on the banks of the Savannah that shares the river’s name. The Learning Center at Senior Citizens, Inc., 3025 Bull St. seniorcitizens-inc.org

SALSA THURSDAY AT MINT TO BE MOJITO BAR

Come for beginners Salsa lessons and stay for free open Latin Dance. No cover charge! 7-11 p.m. Mint to Be Mojito Bar, 12 W State St.

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.

FREE YOGA ON THE BEACH AT THE THE DECK

Enjoy free yoga on the Tybee sponsored by The Deck Beach Bar & Kitchen. Bring a large 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 10/15

OKTOBERFEST AT PLANT RIVERSIDE DISTRICT Bob Taylor will perform live

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THE SAVANNAH: THE STORY OF A RIVER AND ITS CITY

Part of ‘River to Sea,’ a five-part lecture series offered by The Learning Center of Senior Citizens, Inc., Environmental historian Will Bryan examines the history of the Savannah River from the pre-colonial era to European settlement and into the modern-day. The Learning Center at Senior Citizens, Inc., 3025 Bull St. seniorcitizens-inc.org

at the Biergarten from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.; the Pavilion Tent will feature free live music from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., showcasing the Eric Culberson Band, Lyn Avenue, Draucker, A Nickel Bag of Funk and other talented local and regional artists plantriverside.com

BLUEGRASS BY THE PINT WITH SWAMPTOOTH

LAX AT COFFEE BLUFF MARINA

BOURBON & BLUES

The dynamic duo of Larry Broussard and Jeri Boxx are Lectric Acoustic Xperiment. LAX plays your favorite songs with a fun and fast acoustic twist. This is not your typical coffee shop slow, sedation songs. Think Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd, Duran Duran, Death Cab For Cutie, Bryan Adams, INXS, Simple Minds, and your requests. Coffee Bluff Marina, 14915 Coffee Bluff Dr. 6-8 pm This is an All ages show, pet friendly, no cover Fresh seafood BYOB

Join Service Brewing for Bluegrass by the Pint every Friday featuring live bluegrass from favorite local favorite’s, Swamptooth. 6 p.m. Service Brewing Co., 574 Indian St. Event at Cohen’s Retreat with Fundraiser for Gilliard & Co. Cofounders Tony Woods and John Johnson kick off their Bourbon & Blues tasting series with a part of their proceeds benefiting foster care non-profit Gilliard & Co. on Friday, October 8th from 6-9pm at Cohen’s Retreat located at 5715 Skidaway Rd.

SATURDAY 10/16

MADE BY MAKERS MINI MAKERS MARKET AT THE ALIDA HOTEL The Made by Makers October Mini Makers Market at The

Alida Hotel will be held from 11-7pm. At the market you will find a bite sized selection of local artists, designers, and makers in a low key shopping environment. Meet the makers and learn about how your next favorite piece was created! Things you’ll find at the market: Fine Leather Goods, Original Artwork, Handmade Accessories, Handcrafted Jewelry, Home Goods, Fiber work, Apparel, Accessories, Locally made ‘Savannah’ souvenirs, Candles and more.This event is completely free to attend, family and pet friendly!

OKTOBERFEST AT PLANT RIVERSIDE DISTRICT

Free live music as well as free keg bowling, bratwurst eating contests and stein holding competitions at the Pavilion Tent from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.; Bob and the Polka Dots will perform traditional polka music at the Pavilion Tent from 1 p.m. - 4

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

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p.m.; Bob Taylor will perform live at the Biergarten from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.; the Pavilion Tent will feature free live music from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., showcasing the Eric Culberson Band, Lyn Avenue, Draucker, A Nickel Bag of Funk and other talented local and regional artists. plantriverside.com

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FIRE & WINE

Enjoy half off bottles of wine and fire pits in the courtyard. Purchase a s’mores kits for the ultimate Fall experience. 6-9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

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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.

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LE DINER EN BLANC SAVANNAH

Le Diner en Blanc Savannah is the world’s most elegant picnic – at just the right time, the secret location is revealed to thousands of friends who have all been patiently waiting to learn where “Dîner en Blanc” will take place. Over the course of the evening, guests will experience the beauty and value of Savannah’s historic spaces by participating in the unexpected. Beyond the spectacle and elegance of the dinner itself, guests are brought together from diverse backgrounds by good taste and a love of beauty. savannah.dinerenblanc.com

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Charles H. Morris outside the renovated and state-of-the art Kehoe Iron Works event facility at Trustee’s Garden. Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright.

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SUNDAY 10/17

HELLO NEIGHBOR SAV COMMUNITY PRIDE CELEBRATION

In 2019 we brought over 600 people to TOGETHER to Forsyth Park to meet and support their neighbors though community art projects, speakers, music, vendors and a COMMUNITY PRIDE Celebration. This Year we are inviting all neighbors, neighborhood leaders and local nonprofits to come meet their

neighbors while participating in a day long community building interactive art event! helloneighborsav.com

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.

SUNSET PARTY SUNDAY

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

MONDAY 10/18

TYBEE ISLAND FARMERS MARKET

Weekly market featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, eggs, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. Artisans are also featured each week. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. Located at 30 Meddin Drive. We are right behind the Historic Tybee Lighthouse. Visit the website for more info. 4 p.m. 30 Meddin Drive tybeeislandfarmersmarket.com

TUESDAY 10/19

FREE YOGA ON THE BEACH AT THE DECK

Enjoy free yoga on the 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.

STAFFORD’S TUESDAY COMEDY OPEN MIC

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

TODDLER TUESDAY AT OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER

Explore the wonders of nature with all kinds of wild fun for your wee ones. This week’s theme is “World Wolf Awareness”. Pre-registration required on the Oatland Island website. Search “Toddler Tuesday” Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.


COMMUNITY INTRODUCTIONS:

MEET

CAROLINE C M COY

ASSISTANT ON THE EXHIBITION TEAM AT SCAD MUSEUM OF ART HAD A HAND IN BRINGING BLOCKBUSTER CHRISTIAN SIRIANO EXHIBIT TO LIFE So tell us who you are, where you’re from and how you got connected into this amazing opportunity here at the SCAD Museum of Art. My name is Caroline McCoy, I’m a Master of Fine Art in Fashion student at SCAD. I also got my bachelor’s degree from SCAD in 2020. I grew up in a small town in the upstate of South Carolina called Walhalla. Did your life focus around fashion at that point? Did you know from an early age this is what you wanted to do?

You said you were into sports. did you play any sports at SCAD? I did not. My family owned a golf course, and for awhile growing up, I maybe considered playing in college, and then decided not to.

So tell us about this exhibit, was it a surprise that you’d get to work on it, or were you planning this with SCAD for a while? I was asked to work on it through my department. There was word that there was an opportunity to help out— they wanted somoene with a fashion background. I got in touch with a few people in Atlanta, specifically Rafael Gomez, who is the curator, and we started working on the project. And it turned out to be a lot more than I expected, but I mean that in the best way possible.I was thinking I was coming in and I was going to be in the background moving stuff. I didn’t realize I was going to be so close to these garments and I was going to be taking care of them, and placing them and helping see this exhibition come to life—as well as meeting people, like Christian Siriano’s assistants. Getting that one-on-one time, and working with them and seeing how everything comes together, not only from SCAD’s perspective here, but from the designer’s perspective—just seeing a whole new vision—that was my favorite part for sure.

But that leads us into your focus, your design focus is on athletic wear, right?

How long has this been in the making?

I immeresed myself in everything, so that I could get a better idea of what

We found out back in the Summer (of 2021) that I would be working on the

exhibition. It was kind of low-key at first, And then, all of a sudden I got an email from SCAD Fashion in Atlanta. They worked around my classes, and I was originally going to work on this for like a week. We ended up extending it, and that’s when his (Soriano’s) assistants came, and so I worked li ke 49 hours on it instead of ten! I made myself available because I wanted to work on this so badly. I didn’t want to leave the room when everybody was leaving at night. I just wanted to stay!

Did Christian Siriano come and have an actual hand in the exhibition or display?

So what did you actually get to do?

One thing SCAD has always taught me is the importance of making connections, and one thing I learned through this is that it really is THAT important. I’ve been just immersed in an experience that was so fulfilling. You form a connection that will help you in the future, but you can also help them! And I want to add that people really need to come see this museum and this collection.

When I showed up, everything was opened and laid out, and my job was to get the garments prepared for display. I also learned how to pad the mannequins, which was very neat, because these garments were made for real, actual people who are not the same size or height. Each different body type was different. I also dressed the mannequins. We had to be very careful with the garments, and then get the poses correct. We learned how to try to make the personalities show through so much more.

Yes, he came down briefly and he did mostly finishing touches, making sure garments were exactly where he wanted them to be, and focusing on the overall vision. With it being his first ever museum exhibit, he just wanted everything to be perfect. Was there anything specific you think you’ll take away from this experience?

‘People Are People,’ American designer Christian Siriano’s first solo museum exhibition is on display at the SCAD Museum of Art through Jan. 30, 2022. scadmoa.org

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Growing up in a small town, everything was all about sports, and I loved playing sports. But I knew there was, like, a creative side to me too. And even before I even knew what fashion was, my mom tells me that I would go to, like, kindergarten and she would let me dress myself. And nothing would match! (Laughs)I wanted to wear every color of the rainbow. And she said it was always different and interesting. I never stuck with what anyone else was wearing. So then, going through school when they would make us take those ‘career tests’, they always put me in the arts. But I guess I never really realized I could major in fashion, just growing up in a small town. But once I came to SCAD, I fell in love!

my focus should be. But when Covid hit, I started playing golf more—I guess like everybody did. But it was then that I realized how badly I wanted to design athletic wear that fit both into the golf and tennis worlds, and isn’t hit on like yoga and running.

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By Angie Miller

angie@connectsavannah.com

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Charles H. Morris outside the renovated and state-of-the art Kehoe Iron Works event facility at Trustee’s Garden. Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright.

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Charles H. Morris, founder of Morris Multimedia, and the man behind the restoration of the expansive Trustees’ Garden complex off Bay and E. Broad Streets, is being recognized as a tireless advocate for historic preservation in his home city, which he calls “a national historic treasure.”

To honor his enormous efforts in Savannah, the Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) will present the “Historic Savannah Spirit Award” to Morris during the organization’s Annual Gala on Sat., Oct. 16 at Kehoe Iron Works in Trustees’ Garden. According to Sue Adler, CEO and president of the foundation, this award recognizes the best of the best of historic preservation in Savannah. “Mr. Morris was chosen because of his dedication to Savannah as well as the positive economic impact that he’s made to the city,” Adler said. “It’s not something that we give every year, and he’s the second recipient to ever receive the award. ‘Spirit’ is attached to it because we feel that Mr. Morris embodies the spirit of the seven founders of the Historic Savannah Foundation.” Born and raised in Augusta, Morris knew from the very first time he visited Savannah that it was a city he was destined to live in. “I was about 15 or 16 years old the first time I visited Savannah,” Morris said. “I was in boarding school and I came to Savannah with a buddy of mine. I remember I took one look at Savannah and said ‘wow, this town is different from Augusta.’

I became intrigued with the history and all of the beautiful buildings here—Augusta had history, but nothing like Savannah.” With his career eventually relocating him to Savannah, Morris and his wife moved into their first home in the city. “When my wife and I moved here, we moved into a two bedroom apartment in the Three Gables buildings, which were once apartments owned by the Savannah Gas Light Company in Trustees’ Garden,” he said. “We lived in those apartments for a while before buying a house, and I absolutely loved being in that part of the city.” The Trustee’s Garden area is one of the most historic spots in Georgia history. The area was laid out soon after Oglethorpe settled the colony of Georgia to provide provisions for the early settlers. According to Morris, the Savannah Gas Light Company eventually sold their business to the Atlanta Gas Light Company and left vacant buildings behind, leaving Trustees’ Garden practically lifeless. It was then that he began to ponder about purchasing the neglected lots and buildings. “I hated to see so many vacant historical buildings


and began to think ‘if Trustees’ Garden ever goes on the market, I’m buying it,’” stated Morris. “Not only did I love Savannah, but Savannah has always been good to me, my family, my children, and my friends. I wanted to return the favor and give something back to Savannah, in a way. And of course, preserve the building’s history.” In 2003, Morris’ wish came true when he was given the opportunity to purchase the property. He did, and restored the site in a historic and modern way. Due to his vision and work, the complex now houses The Morris Center, Kehoe Iron Works, the Metal Building, and the Kehoe Smithy buildings. HSF board secretary, Gaye Reese, is a close friend of Morris and witnessed the renovation at Trustees’ Garden. “I’ve known Mr. Morris for many years, and I truly believe he is one of the most kind and generous individuals I’ve ever known,” Reese said. “I was privileged to follow the renovation and it was fascinating to see the level of detail during the excavation. The actual preservation efforts that he took with each building was absolutely amazing to watch and his dedication has shown not only his desire to protect the city, but how much he truly loves Savannah.” Maria Cortez, event manager at the venues of Trustee’s Garden, said Morris’ dedication certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed. “I give people tours of the venues and I see their reactions,” Cortez said. “People always stop and take a moment to take it all in. Mr. Morris’ vision was to modernize, but maintain the integrity of every building, and people definitely notice that. I feel like that’s the sentiment Mr. Morris is trying to get people to have and it works.” Cortez also believes Morris’ efforts are far bigger than Savannah. “Mr. Morris has given not just the local community, but the international community the opportunity to be a part of the next chapter of Trustees’ Garden. I know that’s something that’s very important to him and I’m very happy and honored to be a part of it.” In addition to Trustee’s Garden, Morris has also restored the Oliver Sturges House on Abercorn St., purchasing it from Historic Savannah Foundation in 1971. The restoration of the house was completed in 1973 and is currently being used as headquarters for Morris Multimedia. Morris, who said he has more plans up his sleeve, hopes that others will follow in his footsteps and continue to preserve the historic buildings throughout the city. “I think all of us that live in Savannah are very lucky,” Morris said. “To have this incredible historic treasure, being the last of the 13 colonies, and then Oglethorpe settling here...it’s a national treasure that we need to continue to work to restore so that we don’t turn into another high-rise city.” For information about the HDF gala, call the Historic Savannah Foundation to check for availability at 912-233-7787. COVID-19 guidelines will be in effect and masks as well as proof of vaccination are required for entry to the event.

TOP PHOTOS: These ‘before’ photos show the Kehoe Iron Works building before renovation. BELOW: An architectural representation of what is now a finished product. (Architectural drawing by Lominack Kolman Smith Architects, LLP)

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COMMUNITY PETS OF THE WEEK Each week, we will highlights pets available for adoption from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah.

MAGGIE

COLORS: BLACK AND WHITE AGE: 11 MONTHS WEIGHT: 55 POUNDS

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Describing Maggie in one word is easy: adorable. Although a youngster, you will be struck by Maggie’s depth and intelligence. If your home has kids and other pets, she will fit in just fine. Maggie tends to be very active so a fenced in yard is ideal. Head to the Humane Society for Greater Savannah right away, she won’t be there long!

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BRANWELL

COLORS: GREY AND WHITE AGE: 5 MONTHS WEIGHT: 7 POUNDS Although he’s a bit bigger than most kittens, Branwell is only five months old. This Domestic Shorthair cat is a playful and outgoing guy once he gets to know you. He may need a few minutes to warm up, but then he will melt into your arms. Branwell will get along just fine with any kids or cats in your home. He’s up to date on all medical requirements and is ready to go home with you!

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COMMUNITY CELEBRATION SERIES 6 -Locations OCTOBER 16 - 31, 2021 10/16- Baker Street Park & 10/17 -Forsyth 10/23 -Juliette Low & 10/24- Daffin 10/30 -Tatemville & 10/31- Tribble Park Join us 12 - 3 pm to meet your community leaders!

Celebrate with community arts, speakers, emcees, live music, DJ.s, , nonprofits, vendors and more... Pre-fundraising yoga from 10 - 11am

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Neighborhood Association booths

City of Savannah Community Outreach The Neighborhood Improvement Association Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition JC Lewis & CORE Covid Immunizations League of Women Voters of Coastal GA The Deep Center

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Black Voters Matter / TIA Georgia Coalition of the People’s Agenda Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire Migrant Equity Southeast / CURE Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund First City Pride Center

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

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A couple of weeks ago, I popped in on our friends at Cuban Window Cafe in downtown Savannah. It’s a neighborhood spot for me. I live not too far away from their gas station turned Cuban food oasis at Duffy and Abercorn Streets. I was there for an interview for our television show (Saturdays at noon on WTOC-TV). I knew the story. I’d written about Cynthia and Mike when they first opened their doors last year. The food is great. The vibe is as close to Miami as you will get without hopping in a car. I also knew they’d been well received by this city. Things were going well at Cuban Window and I was more than happy for them. What I didn’t know was just how high their star had risen in Savannah. Skyrocketed is a better word. By the time our visit was done, and I mentioned this in our show last week, I came to the realization that there is probably no bigger food story in Savannah in 2021 than what is happening at Cuban Window Cafe. The only other story that even gets into the conversation is what is happening this year at Common Thread. Those guys and girls are crushing it with a capital “C” and I couldn’t be more excited about their future on Abercorn and 37th Which of these gets a bigger ‘atta boy’

depends entirely on your preferences. But either one is fair game. So what gives? Why so serious? You need to pull back and look at this from a few hundred feet to understand what a feel good story this is. If you are familiar with the intersection of Duffy and Abercorn streets, then you know all about the El Cheapo gas station there. It’s been an otherwise forgotten street corner in this town. I’m sure people stopped in there for gas on occasion, but I never have. Frankly, I don’t know anyone that has. A buddy of mine who lives about 4 doors down once told me the same thing. The only thing he could really count on from that ‘convenience store’ were the empty bags of potato chips tossed in his front yard by people who’d buy them there, and discard when they were done. Clearly they eat fast. The building looked like it needed a coat of paint to condemn it. Blighted? Sure. Appeared that way anyway. Enter Cynthia and Mike. Fresh off a road trip from Miami to Asheville and Charleston. They settled on Savannah. “Because the cost of housing was much more affordable than Asheville or Charleston” Cynthia admits. The plan was to open a Cuban food cafe. The kind of street food you will find on just about every 3rd corner in Miami. They approached the owner about renting the other side of the property but he wasn’t interested. It needed too much work.

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FOOD & DRINK

COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK

PEAKY BLINDER ENJOY AT:

TANDEM COFFEE & SPIRITS 225 E. BAY ST.

Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey, Crème de Cassis, Blackberry Simple Syrup, Mint “The Peaky Blinder is going to be Bulleit Bourbon, it’s a fantastic bourbon that has a big cult following so we do like to use Bulleit here. It has a little bit of Crème de Cassis which is a black current liqueur. It adds just a little bit of complexity from your average kind of berry or fruit. Also, it’s going to have a little bit of mint and we do a little bit of blackberry syrup in there as well just to give it that kind of fun berry element with some of those darker berries I feel like are good for Fall. It’s definitely one of our unsung favorites so I try to bring the underdog to the front.” ALSO ON THE MENU: LOVE & THORNS “In Love & Thorns, we use Empress 1908 GIN. It’s really cool because it has actual butterfly pea flowers in it, which gives it that really unique deep purple hue. I like it because it’s a little bit earthier than your traditional gin. Then we pair it with some floral elements. We put a little bit of Crème de Violette, we do a little bit of Elderflower, some lemon juice to give it a lighter citrus note, then just a tad of egg white so it makes it just a little bit smooth a creamy, and gives it that light purple hue.“ Compiled by Jamie Burton

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“My favorite part of being a bartender is talking to the people that come into the bar because you get people from literally all of the world here in Savannah. So, I feel like every time I come in here, not only are they learning things about the city but I get to learn things about who they are and where they’re from. There’s such a place of community and camaraderie. Being able to go here and cultivate in an environment where people want to talk, and they want to hangout is one of the best parts of my job.”

73rd Annual Thrift Sale OCT. 22-24 I OGLETHORPE MALL THRIFT SALE PREVIEW PARTY Friday, October 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join JLS for an exclusive reception and premiere sale! You’ll get first access to all the best items and shop in a relaxed, evening setting. Snacks and beverages provided! Tickets for the Thrift Sale Preview Party are $30 and can be purchased in advance online at jrleaguesav.org/thrift-sale or at the door.

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Saturday, October 23, 8:00am - 2:00pm

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This is a Thrift Sale unlike any other. Shop over 4,500 square feet of the best deals on new and gently used children’s clothing and toys, furniture, boutique, holiday decor, and so much more! Tickets for Thrift Sale are $5 and can be purchased in advance online or at the door.

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BRUNCH

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

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

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

CHURCHILL’S

Two words: bottomless mimosas. If you’re looking to get your adult brunch on, this is the spot for you. In the heart of Savannah’s Historic District, Churchill’s serves up British cuisine with unique ingredients from Coastal Georgia. Join them for brunch every Saturday and Sunday for bottomless mimosas or one of their unique menu items like the roasted vegetable quiche starting at 11 a.m. 13 W. Bay St. thebritishpub.com

If you’re looking for a good seafood brunch, Carey Hilliard’s has a nice variety of seafood, as well as a variety of other sandwiches for the land lovers. Some specialties include boom boom shrimp and a pulled pork club sandwich. Open at 11 a.m. seven days a week. Several locations within the Savannah area. careyhilliards.com

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

THE SENTIENT BEAN

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

THE SHRIMP FACTORY

The chef here has mastered recipes for over 15 years; stroll down River St. and find the red and white awning. The fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese and bacon over grits is a decadent delight! Or take a piece of their famous pecan pie to go. Open at 11 a.m. seven days a week. 313 E. River St. theshrimpfactory.com

WILD WING CAFE

Bacon cheeseburger with a fried egg served on a donut, do we need to go on? Lucky for us, Wild Wing Cafes special brunch menu is offered on both Sat. and Sun. from 11 - 4 p.m. 27 Barnard St. wildwingcafe.com

TOP DECK

Chill out on the rooftop and take in the city views at Top Deck, located above the Cotton Sail Hotel on River St. Offering craft cocktails, charcuterie boards, small plates, and more, Top Deck is the perfect brunch destination for those looking to share a variety of different dishes. Open at 11 a.m. seven days a week 125 W. River St. topdeckbar.com

BAR•FOOD

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

22 SQUARE RESTAURANT

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

MCDONOUGH’S RESTAURANT

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

FEATURED: THE SHRIMP FACTORY

The chef here has mastered recipes for over 15 years; stroll down River St. and find the red and white awning. Pictured: the fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese and bacon over grits is a decadent delight! Or take a piece of their famous pecan pie to go. Open at 11 a.m. seven days a week. 313 E. River St. theshrimpfactory.com days a week. 21 E. McDonough St. mcdonoughslounge.com

THE FLYING FISH

With seafood delivered to their kitchen daily, the Flying Fish is the perfect brunch spot for seafood lovers as well as much, much more. Open for brunch Fri. - Sun. at 11:30 a.m. try one of their specialties such as the low country tacos and their homemade tomato salad on the side. 7906 E. Hwy. 80 flyingfishsavannah.com

THE PIRATES HOUSE

If you enjoy brunch with a side of history, dig into the Pirates House Southern luncheon buffet at one

of the most historic spots in Georgia. Open at 11 a.m. seven days a week, their brunch offers an all-you-can-eat buffet with a range of Southern style dishes and dessert, of course! Full menu is available as well. 20 E. Broad St. thepirateshouse.com

THE CRAB SHACK

Brunch with a view? Keep it casual and enjoy some of the best seafood the coast has to offer on Tybee at the Crab Shack. But don’t let the name fool you, they have some darn good BBQ too.Open at noon seven days a week. 40 Estill Hammock Rd. thecrackshack.com

BARNES RESTAURANT

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

BRUNCH IN SAVANNAH IS BEST ENJOYED WITH

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CAREY HILLIARD’S RESTAURANT

WORLD OF BEER

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Step One Automotive on Abercorn Street Presents Local Hero Award

to Joyce Williams

in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Step One Automotive Group presents Joyce Williams with their Local Hero Award in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The award was presented during their monthly Grab-n-Go Meal event for first responders on Friday, October 8th at South Savannah Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Fiat’s location at 8701 Abercorn St. in Savannah. “ E v e r y month Step One awards a community member who has made a significant contribution to the community! Joyce Williams is surely one of them, making a difference by advocating and supporting ladies battling this disease,” states Step One Automotive Group Marketing Manager Maja Ciric. “With our Drive out Breast Cancer Campaign, Step One wants to help raise awareness and funds. It is so important to encourage women to do regular checkups and screenings. Prevention is crucial.” “I’m a breast cancer survivor, and I know first-hand how difficult the journey can be. That’s why I founded Keepers of the Flame®, an online breast cancer resource center. KotF aims to make it easier for others going through a diagnosis to be able to find that educational and emotional support and connection. Since information empowers us, KotF offers podcast interviews of local surgeons, oncologists, therapists, authors, nipple tattoo artists, survivors, and more in order to gain their expertise and help patients know what to expect. For more info - www.togetherweweather.org.” shares Joyce Williams.

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Forever Warriors:

Program supported by Step One Automotive that helps transitioning military members and their families into civilian life. Step One Automotive Groups wants to thank you for everything! Please come out and help support and give back to the community with Step One Automotive Group!

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STEP ONE CONTINUES TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY Step One Automotive Group is committed to the Savannah community: supporting, building and giving back. The company supports military, veterans, first responders, medical workers, teachers, arts and education programs and nonprofits with important missions. “To Leave A Lasting Legacy In The Community” has been Step One’s mission since it was founded. Giving back is essential to them and each month they have events that shine light on what community means to them. This October Step One wants to Drive Out Breast Cancer, but they need your help! Their goal is to get 5,000 signatures and present a check for $5,000 to

St. Joseph’s/Candler Telfair Mammography Fund! Each signature equals $1 donated! When you see the PINK Jeep Grand Cherokee L at events or in their showroom at CDJRF North Savannah, write your signature or send a message to a loved one who has been affected by this terrible disease. Step One also has monthly nominations for local community members. Every month Step One awards a community member who has made a significant contribution to the community! If you want to nominate a local hero to become a Step One Local Hero send us your story at steponelocalhero@steponeauto.com.

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They will have a chance to win a $500.00 gift card, dinner at Ardsley Station and a weekend in a Jeep Gladiator! October’s Step One Local Hero is Joyce Williams breast cancer survivor/advocate and owner of Keepers Of The Flame. The certificate was presented on Friday, October 8th at 25th Grab and Go meals for local heroes event at CDJRF South Savannah store on Abercorn. Over the last 18 months, Step One served over 2,200 complimentary meals to our first responders, military and medical workers.

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They were persistent and ultimately convinced him to go for it. A decision that is literally about to change the face of the neighborhood. They cleaned it up, tossed some pink and teal paint around and opened the doors. Fast forward a year or so. The ‘mom and pop’ cafe they thought they’d run together is now up to 12 employees. Parked out front? A brand new beautifully wrapped Cuban Window Cafe food truck which will begin making the rounds across the region. They are even delivering to a couple of bars downtown in the evenings. None of that, however, is the biggest part of this story. Seeing how well things are going, they’ve now convinced the property’s owner to allow them some more space. The entire property is getting a complete makeover. “El Cheapo” will be gone. A major gas retailer coming in to replace it. The entire convenient store is getting a power wash. In sharing his story, Mike mentions wanting a “Fancy Parker’s” type of feel. That’s a high bar, pal. Good luck with that. But I feel you. And frankly, anything will be an improvement over what it has been since well, since as far back as I can remember. They’d been operating six days a week until 6pm. Just this week they’ve extended their hours until 9pm. Which is great news for those wanting a taste of Havana in Savannah after dark. They are even making plans for a presence on Savannah’s Southside. More on that another time. They don’t even have a website yet. So what’s their secret? Good food? Absolutely. What they have figured out is a way to provide value for Savannah’s dining dollar. $8.50 will get you enough roasted pork, rice and beans likely for two meals. Their $5 breakfast including bacon or sausage, eggs, toast and coffee is maybe the best deal in the city. If there is something comparable out there, I need to know. Clearly, I am fan who also happens to be of Cuban descent. That helps, but really I’m just as excited about what is happening at Duffy and Abercorn because I am obviously a fan of Savannah as well. It is always nice to see cases of “if you build it they will come.” If the food is good enough, the masses will find you. Period. We are clearly hungry enough. Let’s hope we see more of this down the road in other corners of town.

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CULTURE HUMAN CARGO EXHIBIT SHIPS OF THE SEA OPENS INSTALLMENT EXAMINING SAVANNAH’S ROLE IN TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE By Angie Miller

angie@connectsavannah.com

To honor lives lost and to recognize Savannah’s role in the African diaspora, the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum will display their moving installation “Human Cargo: Savannah and the Oceanic Slave Trade”through Feb., 2022. “At the museum, our mission is to celebrate Savannah’s rich maritime history,” said Wendy Melton, curator and interim director at the museum. “Savannah participated in history’s greatest maritime tragedy, the Transatlantic slave trade, and to recognize that we are partnering with local artists to display a moving installment to honor those who suffered the journey.” The museum’s installment will span the entirety of the reflecting pool located in their North Garden, and will feature representations from artists from three colleges in Savannah. “Artist and SCAD Professor Chris Nitsche is installing a deconstructed slave ship that will be flanked with graphic sails created by Professor Rachel Green and the students of Georgia Southern University,” Melton said. “Professor Eric Clark and the students of Savannah State University will also showcase their representation of the number of people who were lost through ceramic sculptures within the waters of the pool.”

According to Melton, those forced on these journeys suffered harsh conditions, and many didn’t make it to their destinations alive. “Researchers have estimated that for every 100 captives that survived the journey to the new world, there were 40 others who did not. In addition to that, there were a number of people who died in Africa and the Caribbean waiting for that crossing because the conditions were so bad there as well,” she said. Melton also said the museum has done over 20 years worth of research to discover the name of the ships who landed in the port of Savannah. “We will never be able to document every single person that faced these tragedies, so to combat that, we made a list of the names of the ships that landed in the port of Savannah from the 1750s up to the late 1800s,” she said. “I just felt that it was really important to recognize that aspect of the Transatlantic slave trade history, and recognize that Savannah took part in it. We are all really looking forward to displaying this rich installment to the public.” The opening reception will start at 6 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 14 and is offered free of charge. COVID-10 precautions will be in place. For more information visit shipsofthesea.org/events The Ships of the Sea Maritie Museum is located at 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.


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ART PATROL “ORGANIC EPHEMERA” BY JOSÉ RAY IN THE GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY

Defined by elements of abstract expressionism and layered collage work, “Organic Ephemera” by Savannah, Georgia artist José Ray is a mixed-media exhibit incorporating a wide range of media, including watercolor, markers, colored pencils and ink to showcase the inherent beauty within the cycles of nature. Bright flowers serve as a mainstay in the exhibit and act as a conduit for a larger message about life’s brevity and sanctity. The exhibit will be on display from September 30-October 30 at the Grand Bohemian Gallery inside The Mansion on Forsyth Park with an Opening Reception on September 30 from 5-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. 10 a.m.. 912-721-5007. carmen.aguirre@ kesslercollection.com. kesslercollection. com/mansion/experiences/art-gallery/. grandbohemiangallery.com/. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St.

‘NOEL W ANDERSON: HEAVY IS THE CROWN’ EXHIBITION

‘SUGAR’ EXHIBITION

Explore the sweet culinary habits of Savannahians in this fun exhibition dedicated to the consumption of sugar in the port city. Using furnishings and

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portraits from Telfair Museums’ permanent collection, this unique display gives visitors a glimpse into humans’ connection to sugar and its complicated history. Porcelain and silver were shipped from Europe and beyond into the Port of Savannah, providing the elite of this city with purchasing options far surpassing those of any inland towns of the 19th century. 10 a.m.-noon. 912-790-8800. info@telfair.org. telfair.org/exhibitions/ sugar/. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

BENJAMIN JONES: DRAWINGS AND SCULPTURE, 1994-2021

(on view Oct. 1 - Dec. 22) Laney Contemporary is pleased to present the work of artist Benjamin Jones, whose practice has been established in Atlanta and revered internationally. Drawings and Sculpture 1994 2021 represents a survey of his celebrated work and his experience of isolation during the pandemic. This very personal selection of drawings and sculpture reveals the continuities of a creative life, and the connections between past iconography and renewed energy. free admission (912) 438-4442. sarahc@ laneycontemporary.com. laneycontemporary.com/exhibitions/upcoming-benjamin-jones-bb2ka. Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd.

‘FROM DUST TO GOLD’ BY DAVID GUMBS

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

KOBO GALLERY 360

Kobo Gallery artists Morgan Adler, Angela Burson, Antoine de Villiers, Joy Dunigan, Marta McWhorter, David Kaminsky and Daniel E. Smith rotate the gallery, prompting a display of new work arrivals and a fresh take on existing works. 10:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.. 912-201-0304. info@kobogallery. com. facebook.com/ events/460562975192493. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street

BETH LOGAN’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OCTOBER Sulfur Studios at 2301 Bull Street features “Edge,” an interesting mixed media collaboration between painter Cynthia Knott and photographer Michael Turner with an artists’ talk this Sat., Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. “Human Cargo: Savannah and the Oceanic Slave Trade” promises to be both a fascinating historical exploration and a creative art installation in the North Garden of the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Artist and SCAD Professor Chris Nitsche will install a deconstructed slave ship, and GSU Professor Rachel Green will represent the lost souls through ceramic sculpture within the waters of the reflecting pool. The opening reception is tomorrow, Thur., Oct. 14 from 6 - 8 p.m. “Drawings and Sculptures, 1994-2021” by internationally acclaimed Benjamin Jones (detail above) are displayed at Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd., through Dec. 22. The extensive show represents both a survey of his celebrated work and his experience of isolation during the pandemic. I wrote about GSU ceramics professor Kimberly Riner back on Sept. 1 when she was creating a community grief project at her ON::View Residency at Sulfur Studios. The final fired piece will be installed as part of her “Impermanence” show, with a 6:00 p.m. opening on Fri.. Oct. 22 at the Savannah Cultural Arts Gallery, 201 Montgomery Street. I’m looking forward to catching up with Matt Hebermehl as he joins Tamara Garvey, Lee Ashburn and Katherine Agurcia for the cleverly named show, “4 Top Still Serving,” opening Fri., Oct. 29 at Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. This is a follow up to their 2008 group show “4 Top” when they were all waiting tables at The Lady and Sons.

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‘Noel W Anderson: Heavy is the Crown’ considers Black experience and its legacies between the temporal brackets of two “kings”–1963 when Martin Luther King Jr. presented his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech and 1992, the brutal beating of Rodney King and his subsequent plea “Can we all just get along…?” The printed works, tapestries, and paperworks on view in the exhibition utilize found imagery from various media and archives that are reprocessed by Anderson through assorted means of distortion and manipulation to collectively expose the haunting relationship of black masculine (mis)representation to structures of power. 10 a.m.. (912) 790-8800. info@telfair. org. telfair.org/exhibitions/noel-w-anderson-heavy-is-the-crown/. telfair.org/ jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. ‘Sonya Clark: Finding Freedom’ Exhibition ‘Sonya Clark: Finding Freedom’ consists of a large-scale canopy quilted together from cyanotype reactive fabric squares that were made with the help of workshop participants over the course of Clark’s various residencies. 10 a.m.-noon. 912-790-8800. info@telfair.org. telfair.org/ exhibitions/sonya-clark-finding-freedom/. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

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CHARLIE ELLIS

AND HIS SLAM-TASTIC ART HAPPENING By Beth Logan

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Charlie Ellis, bon vivant, artist, junko-phile and creator meets me at Pojo Point, his beautiful marsh view home at the tip of Turner’s Rock. Much has already been written about the devastating electrical fire of 2019 which destroyed the original property built as a weekend getaway by his parents in the early 1950’s. But now, just over two years later, the new bright and airy home which he shares with his longtime love Julie McIntosh is already brimming with artwork and found objects. Ellis, eighty-two going on twentytwo (he went water skiing to celebrate his last birthday), first gives me a tour of the open downstairs portion of the house which he calls his “undercroft.” I have memories of his first home bursting at the seams with a vast cluttered collection of outsider art and scavenged objects. Despite the tragic loss of decades worth of pieces, it seems his cache is rapidly, and daily, being replaced! We look at a disparate collection of funky hand painted furniture. “I take all these chairs and stools, paint them, and they will be for sale. They’re cheap because I want people to take them home and for them to be free advertising.” He is referring, of course, to advertising SLAM (the Savannah Local Artists Market) held during March over the last three years, and this year also being held on Oct. 16. The consummate marketer, Ellis paints signage for the show (and was

perversely flattered earlier this year when someone stole a hand painted sign from a palm tree on Victory Drive!) For October’s show he has also printed colorful SLAM tee-shirts and all artists will be “highly encouraged” to wear them – “It will be very photographic!” he tells me with glee. A longtime supporter of the arts, Ellis says “I was just looking for a project and I was driving around and went by the Salvation Army site and thought ‘that’s the perfect place for an art show.’ It’s a circle, its open. Artists can display their work on the surrounding fences, and there’s lots of streets for parking. Major Paul (Major Paul Egan, leader of the Salvation Army) asked me, ‘how many do you think you might have?’ and under the table I crossed my fingers and said, ‘thirty-five?’ We had sixty the first year. The next year there were seventy. This past March it was back to sixty due to Covid.” This October, the artist count is back up to over seventy-five. Like many of us, Ellis was saddened by the cancellation of the Isle of Hope Art Show held each October in Paxton Park and on beautiful Bluff Drive. The energetic and enthusiastic octogenarian stepped up to organize a second art SLAM in 2021 to fill the void. News of this fun event spread like wildfire through social media: artists have signed up and food trucks and musicians have been procured. Alongside Ellis’s funky furniture, he will again have a “community canvas” with art supplies, and attendees


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me a hand painted SLAM baseball cap and hands me a Pojo Point pin. Ellis explains that “Old time South Carolina people called a great blue heron a pojo because it was ‘poor’ or ‘po’ eating.” The walls of the home display pieces from many of the SLAM artists—a beautiful canvas from Helen Durant, a fabric piece from Shawn Turner (the subject of my next column), and paintings by Jay Ellis, Wayne Cunningham, Deborah Miller, Charles Boniface, and more. Clearly, Ellis not only has a passion for promoting local artists but also for collecting their work. Come out and meet this force of nature and share his passions at the joyous SLAM this Saturday. Ellis says to expect, “Food trucks from Molly’s Fish and Chips, the Food Boxx, Flirt with Dessert, Rita’s Ice Cream…. music by The World Famous Crabbettes, blues guitarist Peter Schmid and guitarist Bill Starrs from Atlanta…. balloons and flags flying …the Community Canvas and even a stilt walker!! It’s gonna be SLAMTABULOUS!!”  The outdoor SLAM (Savannah Local Artists Market) is this Saturday, October 16, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army Baseball Field, 3000 Bee Road in Savannah. Food trucks, music, free admission, and free parking. Sponsored by the Savannah Art Association, Sulfur Studios/Arts Southeast, and Loop it Up Savannah. Masks will be required.

PHOTOS (L-R) Charlie Ellis and some of the many items in his ‘undercroft’. The author sits on some of the furniture created for this month’s SLAM. Images courtesy of SLAM

OCTOBER SLAM PARTICIPATING ARTISTS (alphabetical by first name): Ali Long Ana Barragan Annette Archie Annissa Roland Bernard Nolan Beth Logan - yes! Callie Beale Carol Hartley Cathleen Campbell Charles Boniface Chris Roberts Christina Blair Connie Lane Crystal Travaille Dana Stickler David Littman Debbie Houchens Deborah Miller Elliott Edwards Erin Vernon Gretchen Ernest Heather Shiver Helen Durant Holly Montford Jack Wilson Jacqueline Penney

Jane Rice Javette Laremont Jeanne Newton Jennifer Nolan Jeri Gale Jessica Loyd Jessica Anderson Jessica Trevett Jim Cone Jeanne Newton John Newton John Miller Josh Brown Juliana Smith Justine Ferreri Kim Owens Kristen (K.K.) Chmela Kristie Silva Lisa Rosenmeier Liz Juneau Loop It Up - Sponsor Marcee Musgrove Margaret Mulligan Margarete Froeichlier Mary Marshburn Mary Mewborn Maurice Powers-Turner

Merrill Neace Paul Downs Peggy-Jo Aughtry Peter Roberts Polly Cooper Rocking Chairs Rhythm Revue’s ‘Music in my Paintbrush’ Rosie Laney Ryan Dashiell Savannah Art Association - Sponsor Sharon McIntosh Shawn Turner Shelley Smith Sibel Alpaslan Stacie Jean Albano Stella Ranae Sulfur Studios/Arts Southeast - Sponsor Susan Diaz-Vedrani Sydney Busch Tatiana Von Tauber The Irritable Pelican Gallery Tiffany O’Brien William Bernzott

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are encouraged to paint their own masterpiece. He shows me the one from this past March and is charmed by the more innocent images and marks at the bottom created by children who were not tall enough to paint at the top. “They get a little older and a little taller and the art gets better the higher you go,” he laughs. When not organizing or showing at SLAM, some of Ellis’s collection of found objects, his signs and his art can be found in his booth at Merchants on Bee. “It’s mostly STUFF,” he says, “It’s overflow from here. Things I might find at a garage sale and bring back and fix and paint.” He visits garage sales, junk stores and flea markets. He reclaims driftwood and occasional debris from the marsh—he shows me a collection of discarded paintbrushes that he has rescued from around the shipyards in Thunderbolt and repurposed into an art piece. I ask him if he still goes out on the river most days, and he answers, “No. I used to. The older you get, the more you use the word ‘usedto.’ I ‘usedto’ do this and I ‘usedto’ do that. But most days I’m at home fiddling in the undercroft.” And, of course, he has many friends who call him before they discard anything to see if may be interested. (He usually is.) We climb the steps up to the main house (wisely, he and Julie installed an elevator in the new home because, as he says, “I ‘usedto’ be able to climb stairs all day long. But not so much now.”) As we enter the light-filled open living/dining and kitchen area he offers

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THRIFTING YOUR WAY TO CREATIVE COSTUME ATTIRE

By Marley Gibson

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The Halloween season is upon us which means getting the house decorated, purchasing candies for trick-or-treating, and the most important decision… what to wear? The staff at local thrift stores like Goodwill are ready to assist you with finding a costume, while you the help out the community and the environment. “Welcome to our Halloween boutique,” said Hillary Bradbury, Director of Marketing for Goodwill Southeast Georgia. “We have tons of inspiration for your do-it-yourself Halloween look.” As she walks through the Halloween area at the Pooler Goodwill store, Bradbury notes the exceptional value on shopping there. “We have brand new costumes, some still in the bags or containers, and gently worn costumes, as well, that are ready for a new life. So, if someone comes in and is looking for, say…a Superman costume for their child, we can steer them to this area, as well as help out with anything else in the store that might add to their overall look.” The Halloween Boutique is set in the front of the store with items the staff has collected throughout the year’s donations. “Everything is tagged and signed for easier shopping. We also have tons of fun items and accessories like decorated headbands, glasses, wigs, capes, hats, hair pieces, plastic knives and other accessories from throughout the store that might work. We can also help with pretty much any look someone can envision. We have a look book of all sorts of ideas that’s perfect to flip through.” Bradbury explains they can help kids, teens, adults, groups, etc. “We can help with anything imaginable. We even have some previously do-it-yourself costumes people have donated back to us, so you can get inspiration from other people’s ideas, as well. We can do a chic devil or a Hawaiian tourist, pirates, witches, you name it.” She holds up a tattered dress and adds, “And remember…anything can be made into a zombie.” Christina Rentz, store manager in Pooler, adds some roaring 20s looks to the rack and says, “All of our stores have the look books, but the specialty boutiques are here in Pooler, the Statesboro store, and in Richmond Hill.” Staffers dressed in florescent orange shirts, partnered up with

the new The Addams Family 2 animated movie, are available on the floor to assist anyone in cobbling together their outfit. “We cover a 33-county service area and operate 19 retails stores and two outlet stores,”Rentz said. With standard Goodwill pricing for most all items, Bradbury says someone can put together their Halloween look for around $20 or under, which makes for a lot of possible creative fun when you are literally discovering hidden treasures. “The outlets are in Savannah on Sallie Mood and in Brunswick. We just opened our very first children’s boutique in St. Mary’s with higher end luxury kind of items which are an incredible value,” noted Bradbury. Shopping at and donating to Goodwill helps in many ways, Bradbury states. “Out of our revenue, about 85% of each dollar goes back into our mission to help people get back to work, by providing free job training and support services for anyone in the community who wants to use it.” “You are also helping out the environment by shopping here,” Bradbury said. “By donating, you’re not only helping out your neighbors and the community, but everyone has extra stuff they need to get rid of and we provide that outlet. Sustainability is a big part of our mission, as we help divert millions of pounds of textiles from the landfills every year.” “When you donate instead of throwing it in the trash, you give it a new life here. The benefit of donating is the good feeling, helping the environment, and not adding to the landfills, and the nice thing is, you get a tax deduction for your donation,” Rentz said. Production tech, Joy Martin, modeled some easy-to-do looks of Where’s Waldo, a 20’s flapper, a resort tourist, and a comfy cow outfit. Shopper Judith James said she came to the store for her daughter’s homecoming and, instead, left with almost all of her Halloween. “I have a store in City Market, and during October, I love to dress up a lot for the season,” James said. “I had to have the resort tourist and a few other things.” Bradbury concluded with, “I love everything we do here and this is one of the best times of year. We invite everyone to come see us and let us help dress you for that party, event, or just plain old fun.”


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CULTURE

Feeling bold? Try adding a pop of unexpected color, like this green HVISK purse paired with a floral For Love & Lemons blouse. Blouse, purse, leather shorts, black boots and silver earrings available at The Edition Shop, 212 W. Broughton St.

It doesn’t get cooler than a black leather jacket, and adding fringe adds even more spice. Try this versatile Buddy Love jacket over a mini dress, or over a cool T-shirt and ripped jeans. Jacket, dress, skull earrings and black heels available at Morgan Rae Boutique, 301 W. Broughton Street, Unit B.

Fall colors like browns and reds can still make a big statement. Adding some mixed textures to an outfit, like with these suede and leather Caverley boots, can take a classic autumn look to a new level. Boots, dress, purse, sunglasses and gold earrings available at The Edition Shop, 212 W. Broughton St.

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Leather of all colors was spotted on the runway during Fashion Week this fall, so say goodbye to the “no white after Labor Day” rule and try some white leather shorts. Pair them with a blazer for a look that works at both work and happy hour. Shorts, pink blazer, white booties, white knit shirt, bubbly earrings, sunglasses and necklace available at Morgan Rae Boutique, 301 W. Broughton Street, Unit B.

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Over 50 years ago, Tommy Castro was just a young boy teaching himself how to play the guitar. Now, he’s a nationally recognized blues sensation that has shared the stage with legendary guitarists Carlos Santana and B.B. King. Receiving his first guitar when he was ten years old, Castro credits blues-rockers Taj Mahal, Elvin Bishop, the Rolling Stones, and B.B. King for teaching him the way. “I spent all of my free time as a young boy listening to their records and trying to figure out how to play their songs on my guitar,” Castro said. “I wasn’t very good at sports, and I wasn’t a particularly good student, but I was catching on to music and it was something that I really enjoyed.” Mixing the blues-rock he loved and the soulful influences from B.B. King Castro started creating his own personal sound and style, and eventually went on to play with bands around the San Francisco Bay Area. “Music really became my sport, and one day the lightbulb went off in my head, ‘wouldn’t it be great if I did something that I loved?’” he said. “I decided I owed it to myself to take a shot and venture out into the music scene.” He says playing in San Francisco really helped him launch his career. “Playing in the San Francisco music scene really taught me how to capture an audience. It was highly competitive, so I had to figure out how to make myself stand out from other musicians. I have a wide range of musical influences so I

started channeling them all.” Continuing to evolve his sound, Castro’s musical journey came full circle when, in 2001 his idol B.B. King asked him to join him on tour. “Back in 2000, the band I was playing with at the time was invited to go on tour with B.B. for a couple of months. It was crazy because we were actually playing a show with him in our home turf, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Carlos Santana showed up. So I thought ‘well, he’s certainly not going to ask me to sit in tonight since Carlos is here,’ but, B.B. said to me ‘this is your neck of the woods, you gonna come up and play with me tonight?’ So I got to play with him and Carlos that night. It was surreal.” As a singer and songwriter who incorporates a wide-range of styles into his sound, Castro said his music doesn’t really fit into one genre. “I don’t see myself as a rock-blues artist, a traditional blues artist, or a soul artist,” he said. “I just kinda feel like all of those things are in me, and often my songs are a combination of those things. And as a songwriter, I really just write about life as I see it.” Castro formed the Painkillers in 2012 and in addition to Castro, the current line-up includes bassist Randy McDonald, drummer Bowen Brown, and keyboardist Michael Emerson. They released their latest album “A Bluesman Came to Town” this past year. Tommy Castro and his band the Painkillers will perform at Victory North on Thurs., Oct. 21. Doors open at 7 p.m. Visit eventbrite and search for the band.


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LAIKEN LOVE AND THE FELLOWSHIP OF LOVE @ ELECTRIC MOON

The Moon Deck LIVE series at the Plant Riverside rooftop bar continues with the local, and very solid, soul-funk-R&B-rock-etc act. Led by R O Ubig, the beautiful voice of Laiken GET Y OSU R Y Love, enjoy O N a bevy of covers high T E T G E T I C K aboveOthe S N !city. T ETHURSDAY, KT CN B R I T E OCT 14 | 7 PM TVI E

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Around the time their fourth album Fair Warning was released, at the height of a Cold War they were not paying any attention to, Van Halen would have made mincemeat of a combined US/USSR force with the sheer power of their rock. Go see 84 and get a rock and roll history lesson. FRIDAY, OCT 15 | 7 PM

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Mellow soul with a bluesy jazz twist, Jacob Evans is the perfect sound and vibe for the Jazz’d scene. The Savannah singer-songwriter is quickly developing his voice, working on his own songs as well as with other local artists. Highly recommended. FRIDAY, OCT 15 | 7:30 PM

NOVParadise 5 The Boys to STYX AUG. 7 Grand - A Tribute AUG 13Island FA-Q AUG 13 -FA-Q NOV14 6 Interstellar On The Border-The Ultimate Tribute AUG Echoes A TributeEagles to Pink Floyd AUG 14 Interstellar Echoes A Tribute to Pink Floyd AUG 20 The Bitteroots NOV 12 20 Ride-America’s #1 Zac Brown Tribute AUG -20 The AUG19 27 King The Petty Hearts The National Tom Petty TributeJackson Show NOV of PopA Tribute toBitteroots the Genius of Michael AUG 27 The Petty Hearts - The National Tom Petty Tribute Show The Stratton James NOVAUG 20 28 Purple MadnessPrinceTrio Tribute AUG-A28Celebration The Stratton Trio Bros. Band SEPT 3 Tribute of James the Allman The are Back! WatchAllman for the Bros. Band SEPT 3 Tribute -ABraves Celebration SEPT 4 Slippery When Wet -ofAthe Tribute to Bon Jovi Teepee and honk to show your support! SEPT 4 Slippery When Wet A Tribute to Bon Jovi SEPT 11 Jupiter Coyote SEPT 11 Jupiter Coyote

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WEDNESDAY 10/13 LIVE MUSIC

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

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

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

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Mint to Be Mojito Bar Open Mic night, 5 p.m. Two Tides Brewing Company Bring Your Own Vinyl Night, second Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY 10/14 LIVE MUSIC

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

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

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

COMEDY

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

DJ

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

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

FRIDAY 10/15 LIVE MUSIC

Coffee Bluff Marina LAX. 6 p.m. Elan Savannah Dillon Francis at Elan Savannah (Fri, Oct 15th), 9 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. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

PS Tavern Beer Pong Tournament, 10 p.m.

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. VICE Lounge + Mojito Bar DJ Primal, 9 p.m.

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

SATURDAY 10/16 LIVE MUSIC

Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant JodyJazz Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Blueberry Hill Pool Tournament, 2 p.m.

KARAOKE

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

DJ

Club 51 Degrees Dance Party Ghost Coast Distillery DJ Doc Ock, 2-6 p.m.

ERIC JONES TRIO FEATURING CYNTHIA UTTERBACH Part of the Savannah Jazz Festival Monthly Concert Series The DeSoto, 15 E. Liberty 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Cocktails at 4:20 p.m. and doors open at 4:40 p.m.

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BAR & CLUB EVENTS

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

SUNDAY 10/17

MONDAY 10/18

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

LIVE MUSIC

The DeSoto Eric Jones Trio featuring Cynthia Utterbach Collins Quarter at Forsyth Ember City, 2 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10 p.m. The Historic Savannah Theatre Sister Act The Musical Myrtle & Rose, Rooftop Garden Plant Riverside Live Jazz Sunday Brunch Featuring the Howard Paul Jazz Trio, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Roy Swindell, 7 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE Club One

LIVE MUSIC

Nickie’s 1971 Ray Tomasino, 7 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic/Jam, 6-10 & 10 p.m.2 a.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE

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

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

TUESDAY 10/19 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. The Wormhole Trivia, 9:30 p.m.

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

Stafford’s Public House


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CARNIFEX @ VICTORY NORTH

The San Diego deathcore outfit has been grinding for 15 years, no small feat in a genre that isn’t exactly a cash machine. It’s hard not to respect artists who can maintain this level of intensity for so long. Their recently released eight studio album Graveside Confessions says they are far from done tormenting fretful parents. THURSDAY, OCT 14 | 8 PM

DILLON FRANCIS @ ELAN SAVANNAH

Billed as “the biggest EDM act to visit Savannah,” it’s a claim that is difficult to deny. Dillon Francis has had numerous No. 1 songs on multiple charts, platinum sales figures, a Latin Grammy nomination, and a residency at Wynn Las Vegas. So, yeah, he’s a pretty big deal and quite a coup for Hostess City EDM addicts. FRIDAY, OCT 15 | 9 PM

THE DEAD SEE PROPHETS @ THE WORMHOLE

GILLIAN CARTER @ SENTIENT BEAN

Savannah’s AURA Fest ups the ante with Florida’s heavy music deepgenre hopscotchers Gillian Carter (not a person, a band). Is it blackened noisecore with some screamo? Sure, why not. It’s many things loud, aggressive and never boring. The Holy Ghost Tabernacle Choir, Gentricide and Pink Peugeot round out the quadruple bill. SATURDAY, OCT 16 | 7:30 PM

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Stick around after the mysterious comedy show as The Wormhole welcomes local rockers Dead See Prophets. They put an interesting spin on artists from Johnny Cash to Alice in Chains, and are Hellbent on playing a load of songs you’ve been wanting to hear. FRIDAY, OCT 15 10 PM

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ACROSS 1 Wheat byproduct 6 Australian boots 10 Ensemble 14 Burj Khalifa locale 15 It comes before a fall? 16 Italian volcano that has been erupting through most of 2021 17 Opinion that the ordinal suffix from 4 onward is the worst of the group? 19 They may rehabilitate injured animals 20 Turn into 21 Songs to Wear ___ To (early 2000s website with humorous music) 22 Jason’s mythical vessel 25 Drive into hard 26 Highly decorated 27 Personal notification that nothing but dense, flavorful bread is available? 30 A little off 31 Soothing ointment 32 The color of money (if that money is a Brazilian 10 real note) 33 “___ Doubtfire” (movie turned into an upcoming Broadway musical) 36 Louis XVI, once 37 Sunscreen letters 40 South American mammal that looks like a raccoon 42 Like some roof panels 44 The physics of a Spanish bear tying its shoes? 48 Figures on some

Valentine’s Day cards 49 Pantone selection 50 Added color to white canvas shoes, maybe 51 Lounges around 52 Formidable 54 Leaning type (abbr.) 55 Request for Garfield’s canine pal to hurry up? 59 Self-referential 60 Actor Steve of “Superstore” 61 Person from Malmo 62 Maverick of “Maverick” 63 Plays like Diz 64 Garden creeper DOWN 1 It ends in Chicago in Nov. 2 “Wait, what?” 3 “Aladdin” monkey 4 Some Comic-Con attendees 5 Bona ___ 6 Hoo-ha 7 23 so far for Jay-Z, e.g. 8 7 to 10, on the Beaufort Scale 9 2011 World Series winners, for short 10 Degas contemporary 11 Like many group renditions of “Happy Birthday,” to music students? 12 Condescending 13 Cup, in France 18 Beige-like shade 21 Qualifying clause 22 Distant 23 Capital on the Tiber

24 Graph paper pattern 26 World capital where parts of “Tenet” were filmed 28 Pop music family from Utah 29 Daith piercing locale 34 “Peanuts” expletive 35 Poker Hall of Famer Ungar 37 Kill it on the runway 38 Treasure hunter’s step 39 Mister Rogers 40 “Try” singer Colbie 41 Egyptian considered to be history’s first architect 43 “___ Road” (Lil Nas X song) 44 One making citations 45 Still awake 46 They might not retain lint as well 47 Give the appearance of 48 Reach new heights? 52 Walt Kelly comic strip 53 Mike of Social Distortion 55 Apprehend 56 “Breaking Bad” org. 57 Despot Amin 58 Migratory swimmer

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PHOTOS FROM LOCAL EVENTS

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ISLE OF HOPE MARINA HOSTS FUNDRAISER FOR WORMSLOE TREE REPLACEMENT PROJECT On Oct., 7 the community showed up for live music for a Pavillion-Party to raise money for the Wormsloe Tree Replacement Project on the Avenue of Oaks. Out of the 400 trees, 75 need replacing due to storm damage and age. The Isle of Hope Marina, area Rotary clubs, The Savannah Tree Foundation and the Rotary Interact Club of Savannah Country Day have a goal of $37K by Dec 1, 2021. To contribute, please write a check to The Rotary Club of Savannah, and mail to: PO Box 11105 - Savannah, GA 31412, Memo: Wormsloe Tree Project

Charlie Waller, Katie Joyner

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Barbara Sayer, Dick Kowal

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Ellen Roe Hooper, Mrs. Claus, Cameron Scott, Mary Kay Andrews, Mark Taylor, Kristen Conner, Marianne Ganem-Poppell, and Ann O’Neal

Macey Fordham, Courtney Ganem

Somi Benson Jaja, Cameron Scott

Emily Bounds, Sharon Bounds, Jenn Tarczali

Dru Usry, Ann O’Neal, Zelonia Williams

NYT BEST SELLING AUTHOR MARY KAY ANDREWS LAUNCHES NEW BOOK, ‘THE SANTA SUIT’

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Kristen Conner, Becca Gastin

New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews met guests at the Savannah launch party for her latest novel, ‘The Santa Suit’ at the Gingerbread House. Admission included a copy of the newest book by the part-time Savannah/Tybee resident, beverages and light bites. Proceeds from the event benefited CURE Childhood Cancer.


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grab your friends and get your costume ready for the only party worthy of america’s most haunted city! THURSDAY OCT 28 kehoe iron works at trustees’ garden

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