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A HANDY GUIDE TO THE SCREENINGS YOU SHOULDN’T MISS AS SCAD SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL KICKS OFF THIS WEEK

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COUNTRY STAR STEVE WARINER RETURNS TO SAVANNAH FOR SHOW AT GSU

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thursday, OCT 28

eat. drink. & be scary. grab your friends and get your costume ready for the only party worthy of america’s most haunted city!

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kehoe iron works at trustees’ garden


HOSTESS CITY HORROR: SAVANNAH SHOWS DO SPOOKY SEASON RIGHT!

LET’S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN BAY STREET THEATRE BRINGS BACK THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW LIVE!

ROCKY HORROR SHOW IS BACK TIED AND TASSLED PRESENTS ‘HORRORS AND VILLIANS’ LOCALLY MADE ‘A SAVANNAH HAUNTING’ GETS FILM FEST SHOWING SAVANNAH BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS ‘SLEEPY HOLLOW’ READ ALL ABOUT THEM IF YOU DARE...STARTING ON PAGE

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WEDNESDAY 10/20 POWER YOGA

A reset for the middle of the work week, join Mahogany for an hour of stretching your mind and body. 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. at YMCA West Broad St. westbroadstreetymca.org

LEGENDS LIVE ON

(ongoing)International Vocal Group LEGACY performs timeless hit songs by Beatles, Bruno Mars, Aretha Franklin, Four Seasons, Jackson 5, Boyz II Men, Stevie Wonder and many more in a Vegas-style production with live band and aerial artistry on stage through Oct 30.WED, THURS, FRI and SAT at 8pm Historic Savannah Theatre / 222 Bull St. savannahtheatre.com

OPEN MIC AT MINT TO BE MOJITO BAR

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

TRIVIA NIGHT WITH JESS SHAW

THURSDAY 10/21

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.

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.

WINE DINNER

Special cocktail reception at Baobab Lounge, followed by a four-course wine dinner at Stone & Webster Chophouse. Expert wine pairings showcasing Jackson Family Wines and chef-prepared items. Master sommelier Michael Jordan of Jackson Family Wines will discuss the wines served, offering insight into the winemaking process. Cocktail reception starts at 6:15 p.m. Plant Riverside District plantriverside.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.

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.

OKTOBERFEST COOKING CLASS

Learn how to prepare traditional German cuisine inspired by Oktoberfest in this interactive class. Guests will master how to make Jagerschnitzel, Bratwurst with Dunkel-Style Mustard, Spaetzle, Red Cabbage, Gurkensalat; and Pretzels. And of course, guests will be able to indulge in their creations. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 700 Kitchen Cooking School at The Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. Pre-registration is required; spaces limited. mansion.classesbykessler.com

FRIDAY 10/22

OKTOBERFEST AT PLANT RIVERSIDE DISTRICT Bob Taylor will perform live

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FREE SCREENING: PIER KIDS Join DOC Savannah for a FREE screening of Pier Kids Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free snacks/ drinks while they last! On the Christopher Street Pier in New York City, homeless queer and trans youth of color forge friendships and chosen families, withstanding tremendous amounts of abuse while working to carve out autonomy in their lives.

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

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.

PIER KIDS DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING

Free screening of Pier Kids at the Old Dairy Farm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free snacks/ drinks while they last! 7:30 p.m. Old Dairy Farm, 2500 Tennessee Ave FREE

SATURDAY 10/23

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 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

25TH SCAD SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL OPENS

(ongoing) Attend exclusive screenings and insightful panels at historic SCAD venues or under the stars at the SCAD Museum

of Art. All attendees must adhere to the university’s COVID-19 safety policies; visit filmfest.scad. edu for schedules, tickets and information.

BONAVENTURE CEMETERY AFTER DARK: NIGHT TALES Join master storyteller Shannon Scott as she shares stories of root doctors rituals, secret societies, bootleggers, and more at Bonaventure Cemetery. This is the perfect setting for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil fans. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 330 Bonaventure Rdshannonscott. com

NOTRE DAME CLUB OF SAVANNAH GAME WATCH Southern Cal @ Notre Dame BowTie Barbecue, 6724 Waters Ave. Multiple TV’s in bar/outdoor covered patio area. Join the ND Family of Savannah to root on the Fighting Irish, singing of Fight Song, Irish Camaraderie savannah.undclub.org/

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Jess Shaw and Kevin Ryan will guide participants through an evening of trivia and self discovery at Service Brewing. Test your trivia knowledge! The first place team receives $100. 6:30 p.m. Service Brewing Co., 574 Indian St. servicebrewing.com

HIGHLIGHTED PICKS FROM HOSTESS CITY HAPPENINGS THIS WEEK

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DINNER DETECTIVE INTERACTIVE MURDER MYSTERY DINNER SHOW

TUESDAY 10/26

At the Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a hilarious and challenging crime while you feast on dinner. But beware, the culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 80 Clyde E. Martin Drive (Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Airport) thedinnerdetective.com/savannah

SAVANNAH LATINOS FIESTA

Celebrate and enjoy Latin Culture with a day of family fun, latin music, dancing, food, and more. Admission is free. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Starland Yard, 2411 Desoto Avenue

BINGO! AT ELKS LODGE

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TYBEE ISLAND 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.

SUNDAY 10/24

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MONDAY 10/25

FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET

Join Trinity Lutheran Church for free goodie bags for the children (limited to the first 100), games and prizes, activities, and fun for the whole family. Children are invited to wear their costumes. 10 a.m. - noon. For more information call 912-925-4839 12391 Mercy Blvd

LAUREN WOLVERTON STRATEGIC MARKETING CONSULTANT lauren@connectsavannah.com (912) 721-4380

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.

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

LIL’ FALL FESTIVAL

BUCKY BRYANT STRATEGIC MARKETING CONSULTANT bucky@connectsavannah.com (912) 721-4381

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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.

Hosted by the Tybee Island Historical Society, the tour will take patrons around the Light Station and Battery Garland to explore local lore infused with a few tidbits of some of the island’s darker history. Call the Tybee Island Historical Society to reserve tickets. Space is limited, reservations required. 912-786-5801. 30 Meddin Ave on Tybee.

INFORMATION: (912) 721-4378 sales@connectsavannah.com

MANDY YOUNCE REGIONAL DIGITAL SALES DIRECTOR mandy@connectsavannah.com (912) 503-0874

FIRE & WINE

HAUNTED HISTORY TOUR

Benjamin Carr, Jesse Blanco, Frank Ricci, Jamie Burton, Kareem McMichael, Lauren Wolverton

LOGAN HINTON STRATEGIC MARKETING CONSULTANT logan@connectsavannah.com (912) 721-4354

Food, fun and football as local Buckeyes Fans gather to cheer on the team to victory against Indiana. 7:30 p.m. at The Draft Room at Berwick. Check out the Savannah Buckeyes Facebook Page for more details. 5730 Ogeechee Rd.

SUNSET PARTY SUNDAY

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.

WHISKEY TASTING CLASSES

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

GRAND TOUR: SOUTHEAST ASIA COOKING CLASS

Explore the bold flavors and rich palates of Southeast Asia in this interactive cooking class. Guests will master how to prepare Shoya Ramen, Chinese Pork Dumplings, Korean Bibimbap, Vietnamese Basil Rolls and Thai-Style Chicken with Massaman Curry. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 700 Kitchen Cooking School at The Mansion on Forsyth Park. 700 Drayton St. Pre-registration is required; spaces limited. mansion.classesbykessler.com

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 are 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 Factors Walk

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


COMMUNITY

LIFE IN THE HOSTESS CITY

INTRODUCTIONS:

MEET

CHIRIYA MOORE

OF CHIRIYA’S THAI CUISINE: FOOD AND LIFE IN BALANCE Anyone who has had the pleasure of dining at Chiriya’s on Victory drive knows the experience there isn’t just all about the food. Sure, there are incredible Thai-fusion dishes that are famous in Savannah: drunken noodles, pad thai, the dreamy coconut infused curries, and the list goes on and on. But everyone knows the soul of the restaurant comes from the hands and heart that make the place run: Chiriya Moore.

Chiriya grew up in Thailand, but moved with family to Hawaii in 1977. She started taking English (ESL) classes at a local university, where she met her future husband, who just happened to be her professor. It wasn’t long before she started her first restaurant job—at McDonald’s. “I did so well, they wanted to promote me. But a friend of mine said to me ‘hey there’s a cooking school here that’s free, you want to come?’ So I quit

She was offered a position at a restaurant at a resort where she learned the restaurant industry from the inside out, and knew it was where she was meant to be. “I said wow, this is what I like. It’s what really relaxes me, you know? I was so good, I was making lots of money. I had a Louis Vuitton back then, you know?” She found her way from Hawaii to the mainland, and eventually settled with her husband and family in Savannah. The first iteration of Chiriya’s opened on the Southside in 2007. The current location on Victory Drive opened in 2014 and the business has grown exponentially in just under a decade there. Her food is a mix of her heritage: a Chinese father and Thai mother, she learned the secrets of family cuisine from her sister, who you may often find in the kitchen alongside her. “My food is influenced both ways. I always combine those two styles together, and that’s what makes my food unique. I break all the rules; everything I do. You have to test the balance of things, with food and in life. Bitter, salty, sweet, sour and spicy. To me, if you get those things down and balance it out, you can break any rule. My cooking is for the eyes first, then the smell, then the taste. It’s a whole experience that I love to share!” -By Christopher Sweat

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The restaurant’s namesake isn’t hard to find. If Chiriya’s is open, Chiriya is in the kitchen—not-so-large, but definitely in charge. She makes every order fresh, and by hand using recipes passed down from generations. And if you’re lucky enough to be there when she finds a few minutes to spare, you’ll get to meet her and that infectious (and hilarious) personality that fills the room with joy and positivity.

and went to cooking school. I graduated from that with top of the class!”

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COMMUNITY

73rd Annual Thrift Sale

SCAD NAMED #1 CREATIVE MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT SCHOOL IN THE WORLD

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.

PLANT RIVERSIDE DISTRICT EARNS GEORGIA TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION 2021 PRESERVATION AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN REHABILITATION

THRIFT SALE DAY

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

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.

BONUS SALE DAY

Sunday, October 24, 11:00am - 2:00pm

This is your last chance to shop the sale. Admission is free!

Oglethorpe Mall between Macy’s and Express 7804 Abercorn Extension, Savannah www.jrleaguesav.org/thrift-sale

KIWANI’S CLUB OF SKIDAWAY PRESENTS 23rd Annual Chili Cook Off THE LANDINGS HARBOR MARINA NOV. 6TH, 11AM-2PM

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Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) was just named the #1 Top 50 Creative Media & Entertainment Schools and Colleges in the World 2021 by The Rookies. The 11th Annual Rookie Awards is the world’s largest contest for aspiring creatives in games, animation, visual effects, immersive media, motion graphics and 3d visualization. The official rankings were calculated based on the performance of students’ work submitted to an independent industry panel. SCAD also earned #1 Best Motion Media Graphics Schools in the World 2021 for the sixth year in a row and #1 Best Product Design Schools in the World 2021.

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Plant Riverside District was honored with a 2021 Preservation Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation at the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Fall Ramble in Macon on Oct. 9. “We’re deeply honored to be recognized by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation for our focus on preserving the past while planning for the future at Plant Riverside District,” said Richard C. Kessler, Chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection. “Throughout the development of Plant Riverside District, it was important to preserve the historic elements of the original 1912 power plant, including the iconic smokestacks and other original architectural details. We transformed an abandoned power plant along the Savannah River into an awardwinning destination that has earned acclaim as Savannah’s Entertainment District.” Plant Riverside District was honored by the Georgia Trust with an Excellence in Rehabilitation Award, which recognizes projects that make compatible use of a building through repair, alterations or additions while preserving features of the property that convey its historic value. Awards are presented on the basis of the project’s overall contributions to the community or the state and on its compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH ANNOUNCES 73RD ANNUAL THRIFT SALE AND NEW LOCATION

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Junior League of Savannah (JLS) is bringing back its annual Thrift Sale, Oct. 22–24, 2021. The Thrift Sale will take place at its new location inside Oglethorpe Mall, near Macy’s in the former Hollister space. The weekend will consist of the following events: THRIFT SALE PREVIEW PARTY FRIDAY, OCT. 22, 6–8 P.M. Join JLS for an exclusive reception and premiere sale. This event features 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. By registering for pre-sale online before Oct. 1, you’ll receive $5 off your ticket and an additional raffle entry. THRIFT SALE DAY SATURDAY, OCT. 23, 8 A.M.–2 P.M. 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 at jrleaguesav.org/thrift-sale or at the door. BONUS SALE DAY SUNDAY, OCT. 24, 11 A.M.–2 P.M. This is your last chance to shop the sale. Admission is free! Chatham Area Transit (CAT) provides transportation to Oglethorpe Mall with a bus depot conveniently located under the parking deck near the JCPenney entrance. For route information and schedules, please visit the CAT website, catchacat.org, to plan your visit. The Thrift Sale events will be following COVID-19 safety protocols. Masks will be required at all times for all in attendance. A limited number of shoppers will be permitted into the space at one time to allow for social distancing. - Compiled from Staff Reports


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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.

TIGER

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LIFE CHANGES AND

YOUR INSURANCE

By Chris Templeton

This spunky girl with a “Cheshire Cat” grin is always looking to have some fun! The Humane Society for Greater Savannah says she has a “beautifully balanced personality with a charm to burn.” Tiger will fit best in a home with no other dogs! If this matches your home, go visit her at the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. Better yet, adopt Tiger and bring her home!

Change is the law of life. Whether you’re getting married, having a baby, moving, or starting a new job... Your financial commitments will most likely change. That’s where a reliable insurance agency comes in. Morris & Templeton Insurance wants to help you celebrate these milestones in your life, and protect you and your family as you go through them. They’ve compiled a list of some very important life changes that will also lead to some very important updates to your insurance coverage. Are you getting married? It’s good to let your insurance agency know before walking down the aisle. They will want to make sure you and your spouse are both protected: adding both new legal names to all policies, setting up the right life insurance plans, and lining up any new home insurance. If you’re expecting, you should also expect to give your insurance agent a call! Whether it’s your first or fifth bundle of joy, your agency wants to make sure everyone is covered.

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One of the most important life changes to share with your agent is when it’s time to move or buy that dream vacation home. You’ll definitely need to update your homeowners insurance policy. If you’re adding on to your home, you’ll also need a higher limit on your policy to protect every square foot and the belongings in it. If you ever change your mortgage lender, you’ll also want your insurer to know.

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Did you just land a new job or start your own business? Your agent wants to celebrate with you and protect your assets. If your new job comes with a new salary, you may need additional life insurance protection. Your agent will be able to look, in detail, at the life insurance your company offers. Many times, it isn’t enough to fully protect your loved ones in the event that the unthinkable happens... So they’re able to break it down for you. Did you open that business you’ve been dreaming of? No matter how big or small, home-based or a new office building, you’ll need to ensure everything and everyone is properly protected.

HAZEL

COLOR: BROWN AND BLACK AGE: 5 MONTHS WEIGHT: 8 POUNDS The sweetest kitten you’ve ever met! This 5 month old is looking for a forever home. At first, Hazel may come off a little bit shy. Once she warms up to you, she’s ready to play. Hazel gets along with other cats and kids so come and adopt her! Her stay at the Humane Society for Greater Savannah won’t be long.

Even if these life changes aren’t happening in your life, it’s a good idea to check in with your insurance agent each year. Give Morris & Templeton Insurance a call for all of your Insurance needs. The agency is here for you to celebrate you every step of the way!

912-355-4549 7180 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Savannah, GA 31406 morristempleton.com

(912) 354-9515 7215 Sallie Mood Drive humanesocietysav.org


NEWS AND NOTES

Photos from Facebook: Wag-o-ween

WAG-O-WEEN: Extremely popular annual pup trick-or-treating event goes to the dogs This year’s Halloween-themed fundraiser features two new kick-off events Wag-O-Ween will go to this fund for community spay/ neutering, education and more. The remaining money raised will continue to support local animal rescues in their mission to place animals in “furever” homes and support community education efforts. Just as last year, the registration and pick-up process is completely streamlined. Participants can register and donate ahead of time on the Wag-O-Ween website at www.wagoween. org. The $10 wristband admits one pet for the entire weekend and includes a treat destination map and doggy swag bag. During the week of Wag-O-Ween, participants can also register in-person or pick up their pre-ordered doggy swag bags and t-shirts at two newly added kick-off events. The first kick-off event will be held at Starland Yard on Wednesday, October 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., while the second kick-off will be held at B&D Burgers on Congress Street on Thursday, October 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. To learn more about Wag-O-Ween registration, treat destinations, donation opportunities and kick-off events, visit the Wag-O-Ween website at wagoween.org. The website will be updated frequently as more details are determined.

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The 16th annual Wag-O-Ween pet trick-or-treating fundraising event will be held on Oct. 23 and 24 from noon to 5 p.m. between the Starland District and the Savannah River. Humans and dogs alike are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes and follow maps to participating local businesses, which will be giving out dog treats and goodies. The fundraiser also includes a photo station with costume contests and raffles throughout each day. After a successful 2020 weekend, event organizers The Hipster Hound and Renegade Paws Rescue decided to continue the two-day format this year and also expand it to the Starland District. In the past, Wag-O-Ween treat destinations were primarily located in downtown Savannah, but with this exciting addition, the event area will now span over two miles. “Participants can come for both days and have two completely different experiences,” explained The Hipster Hound owner, Tonya Rintye. “Dogs and their humans can trick-or-treat downtown on the first day and then head to Starland on the second day, or vice versa!” To honor local businesswoman and Wag-O-Ween event creator Sara Portman, her friends at The Hipster Hound and Renegade Paws Rescue established the Sara Portman Community Fund in 2020. A portion of the proceeds from

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NEWS AND NOTES

Georgia Student Advisory Council selects SCCPSS Early College student as member

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Jeremiah Salley, a senior at Savannah Early College High School (SECHS), has been selected to serve as a member of the State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ 2021-2022 Student Advisory Council. He will represent the Savannah Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) as well as Georgia’s First District Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA). “It feels really special. This opportunity is so big and it’s like I’m carrying my people on my back. I have the opportunity to actually speak up and have a voice,” said Jeremiah Salley about being selected to the council. Salley’s mom found this opportunity and encouraged him to apply. “I thank God that she did because now I am just going to take full advantage of it,” he said. The State School Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council is a group of students in grades 9-12 who discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia. Salley was the only student from Chatham County selected and he has his mind on what he wants to see change. “I would like to see more student interaction. ln today’s society, the youth, the students, their voices aren’t really heard,” he said. “We are told just sit down or we don’t want to hear you and we’re never incorporated in anything. I just feel like being a part of this committee. We will be a part of something.” Members meet throughout the school year with State Superintendent Woods and are advisors who act as connections between the Department of Education and the students of Georgia. Salley is looking forward to meeting the superintendent and building a relationship with him to ensure certain changes are put into action. Students can apply for the advisory council at the beginning of each school year by obtaining an application from their school or the advisory council website. Members are chosen by a committee of Georgia Department of Education representatives based on the applicant’s response to questions.​ Because students who participated in the 2020-21 Student Advisory Council only had the opportunity to attend virtual meetings, Superintendent Woods will also host two in-person meetings specifically for members of that council who are still enrolled in high school. “I’m looking forward to speaking about the passing of House Bill 444. It was a bill passed last year and it cut

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the funding of college credit hours that students can earn in early college programs all throughout Georgia. So, I’m just not affected but many of my peers are affected as well,” he said. Salley wants his community to know that he is also here to listen and receive input on issues other students would like to voice and see change. Ideas, suggestions and concerns can be submitted to his email address 912studentcouncilman@gmail.com. In addition to his high school studies, Jeremiah is dually enrolled at Savannah State University and Savannah Technical College with 52 college credit hours complete. “The whole purpose of me wanting to come to Savannah Early College High School is because my older brother Jaylon, he was able to earn his Associate of arts degree first. He was the first one from Savannah Early College High school to graduate with one,” said Salley. His favorite subject is science, which he enjoys because he says he finds it innovative and it improves his way of thinking. Salley credits his family with being a huge positive influence and his mentors are his dad, his older brother Jaylon and his twin brother Joshua. “They pushed me to do hard but my dad, he really, really pushes me to do better and to study more, read more and I just feel as though that I have to come through not just for him, though but for my community,” Salley said. He says he eventually wants to become a doctor. Along with his many accomplishments already, Jeremiah is also a part of SECHS Cross Country team, Beta Club, National Honors Society, and the Voices of Our Foundation.


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FLEETING AT THE THOMPSON HOTEL SAVANNAH A CHAT WITH SAVANNAH’S NEWEST CHEF, ROB NEWTON EAT IT AND LIKE IT By Jesse Blanco eatitandlikeit.com Fleeting is the name of Savannah’s newest restaurant. Located on the ground floor of the brand new Thompson Hotel in the middle of the Eastern Wharf project, Executive Chef Rob Newton is fascinated with Southern food and looking forward to getting to know this corner of The South. He’s also the author of a cookbook “Seeking The South” which explores the regionality of Southern cuisine. I enjoyed a beautiful dinner on opening night at Fleeting back on September 16th. I look forward to a return visit. In the meantime, our conversation: JB: When Savannah first came up on your radar, what was you initial reaction? RN: Excited. Excited for the historical nature of the city, but also excited because...I wrote a book (about Southern food) and this is the region where I spent the least amount of time in my career. So I was excited about that at a base level.

RN: A couple of years. At least. Four years from inception, but 2 years of working on it. JB: Where’d the initial motivation come from? RN: I was living in New York at the time. I was doing a lot of various Southern food exploration restaurants there. A fried chicken place, a modern Southern place. I felt like my viewpoint on the South was..unique is a strong word but. Cooking food from the South, being from The South and not being in the South offered me a different perspec-

What I grew up eating in the Ozarks is completely different mostly than what people grew up eating here in Savannah or this region at large. It’s a different thing. That was one of the major things I wanted to get across was to have this dialogue of regionality in The South.

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JB: As you prepared to make the move (from Nashville), what excited you most? RN: The historic nature, for sure. But, and this is going to sound like a PR move, but I really loved the Thompson brand. I’ve been a fan for a long time. I used to go to the very first one in New York. I used to live on Thompson and Sullivan in SOHO a long time ago. It was right down the street. I also used to go to the one in Nashville all the time. That says a lot when you’d go to a hotel to hang out and eat. I did it pretty frequently. I felt like I could be supported here. Do some things I hadn’t done before here. I didn’t have to mull it over too long. JB: Do you think the stigma of “Hotel restaurant” is a tired bit and people need to get over it? RN: Yeah. Especially coming out of COVID. There are a lot guys like me that used to own their own places who are now doing things in hotels. It’s not some afterthought. They are full realized restaurants. They aren’t an amenity. They are full on restaurants. At a higher level than some other restaurants. Our goals our lofty. To your question, I do think you will see more chefs doing this more. Owning a restaurant is very very challenging. At a baseline. In the climate that we are in now. It takes a very special set of circumstances to pull off the chef/ owner thing.

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JB: How long did you work on the book?

tive. The way I approached my menus was I looked at The South regionally.

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EAT IT AND LIKE IT (CONT.) I opened my first restaurant 10 years ago. I don’t have them anymore, but the price of a pork chop hasn’t changed in those ten years. But pork prices have at least doubled. I think there’s a perception that the price stays relatively the same. We need to deliver on that at the same price. That’s the long winded way of saying you get helped out to do your thing as a chef in a hotel. You have more outlets for things. JB: Your approach to your menu. We went through the phase with the menu changing daily and a date stamped on it. RN: I’m guilty of that!! (laughs) JB: Obviously seasonal the obvious choice, but how often do you plan to rotate your menu? What’s your vision for that?

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RN: I change something every week. I don’t believe in wholesale menu change. We are open Tuesday to Saturday. That’s bad for the kitchen, bad for the guests really and bad for the staff. It really ties in to the notion of Fleeting as a restaurant and Fleeting as a notion of seasonality and coming and going of produce. When strawberries are done? They are done. We’ll move on to the next thing. I’ve kind of always cooked that way. This will

be an extension of that. JB: Speaking of that. Have you had a soft landing? Good relationships with farmers and suppliers. RN: Yeah! Just gearing up and getting to know people, it has been great. I go to the Farmers Market. I go kind of early. It’s small, but it’s nice. It’s beautiful to walk through. People are friendly. I can find a place to park, which is great. If you can go to the Farmer’s Market and get nice fish from Billy’s, I can also get a duck or a rabbit. One morning I grabbed 3 pints of chantrelles. There are a lot of markets in New York that don’t have that. Small but mightly Farmers Market. I like it. JB: Seeing this here (Eastern Wharf Project) what was your reaction to this? RN: I could see it because I my experience in New York, I see how things come together. I could see what is happening, but I also know it’s going to take about a year and a half to get there. I saw the drawings. I think it’s good for Savannah to extend one of its greatest assets which is being on the riverfront. I don’t see a down side.

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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.

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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: WILDWING 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 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

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COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK

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PEREGRIN ROOFTOP LOUNGE AT PERRY LANE HOTEL MADE WITH: Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, Turbinado, Lemon Juice, and Apple Cider “It uses Captain Morgan Spiced Rum which everyone knows; Domaine de Canton which is a very popular ginger liqueur; Turbinado syrup which is essentially simply syrup made with brown sugar; lemon juice and apple cider. We build it in the shaker so we shake it and strain it into a snifter glass that we rim with simple syrup and apple pie spice. When you’re drinking it you smell all of the vanilla, nutmeg, and clove that goes into the drink itself. That, plus the apple cider and then the apple pie spiced rim, you really get hit with so many Fall smells. Every sip you get all of the spice, a little bit of sweetness from the turbinado and apple cider. I mean, it really is a spice barrel in a cup. When I took that first sip, I felt like I should be on a snowy mountain.” ALSO ON THE MENU: BANANA OLD FASHIONED “It uses Four Roses Yellow Bourbon; Nocino which is a walnut flavored liquor; Gifford Banane de Brasil; Turbinado syrup, orange bitters, and chocolate bitters. Then when we stir it in the beaker, we put two candied pecans in there so it absorbs the sweetness from there. Then we garnish it with a lemon twist and another one of the candied pecans.” SIDE NOTE: TYLER CREATED THIS COCKTAIL FOR ‘OLD FASHIONED WEEK’ Oct. 15-24.

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“I’ve lived in Savannah since I was five. I grew up on Wilmington Island. I have been at Peregin for about a year-and-a half now. I’ve always liked working with people, especially in an environment like this, because you get to see a lot of interesting people move in and out of the hotel. Bartending in general is fun because you get to come up with your own types of drinks. It’s always nice when someone says ‘This drink is so good’ and you don’t have to tell them you came up with it, but you know you came up with it. It’s satisfying.”

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The familiar sounds of “Hot Patootie” and “Time Warp” mixed with the sight of fishnet tights and red lipstick can only mean one thing: The Rocky Horror Show LIVE is back at Bay Street Theatre, and ready to rock again.

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“There’s one group that comes to our show every year and I swear they could be straight out of the movie because their costumes are so accurate,” Muller said chuckling. “And they switch costumes every year! And then we have our newbies who are just experiencing the show for the first time and have no idea what is going on. It’s a good time to see the madness unfold!” “I agree,” Stanley added. “It’s not just an experience of seeing the show. I think that especially with Rocky, people who are experiencing the show for the first time are also experiencing that audience of fans and veteran Rocky folks. We love to see it.” Although in past years, the theatre has done Rocky Horror themes, this year they are sticking to the basics, but they do have a few surprises up their sleeves. “There have been themes done in the past, but this year we have a couple fun little surprises that I don’t think have been done before,” Muller said. “But of course, you have to come to the show to find out what those are! And make sure to dress up!” The Rocky Horror Show LIVE at Bay St. Theatre will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 22. There will be several shows running through Oct. 31. To purchase tickets or for more information visit clubone-online. com/events/the-rocky-horror-show-live

BAY STREET THEATRE BRINGS BACK THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW LIVE!

The cast of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW LIVE, on the rooftop of Club One/The Bay Street Theatre. Photos by Adriana Iris Boatwright

THE 2021 BAY STREET THEATRE CAST OF ROCKY HORROR SHOW LIVE DR. FRANK N FURTER: Justin Kent BRAD MAJORS: Trey Norris JANET WEISS: Taylor Mercier RIFF RAFF: Travis Coles MAGENTA: Gwen Leahy COLUMBIA: Hannah Dodson ROCKY HORROR: JoJo Ward EDDIE: Cecilia Arango DR. SCOTT: Valerie Lavelle NARRATOR: Rick Garman PHANTOMS: Danielle Earthly, Jordan Soto, and Nick Shrader DIRECTORS: Christopher Stanley and Erin Muller MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Brandon Kaufman CHOREOGRAPHER: Travis Dodd

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Filled with outrageous humor, dynamic musical numbers, unconventional romance, ghoulish delights, and plenty of audience partici ... pation, this year will mark the theatre’s 11th performance of the cult classic, and directors Christopher Stanley and Erin Muller couldn’t be any more excited. “We had to keep these wild and untamed things under wraps last year, but we’re back and ready to rose-tint your world,” Muller said. A campy, raunchy tribute to B-grade sci-fi movies of the 50s, The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of young couple Brad and Janet and how their worlds are turned upside down when a flat tire causes them to spend the night in a creepy old castle. Add a mad scientist, an unlucky delivery boy, a hunky Frankenstein, and a bunch of aliens, and things are bound to get weird. “Rocky Horror is two shows for one,” Stanley said. “A lot of Rocky’s culture is built around callbacks and audience participation. So on top of the action that’s going on on stage, callbacks are definitely a big part of our show and highly encouraged.” For Rocky virgins, callbacks are lines the audience shouts out along with or in response to the film’s scripted lines, something that’s a part of the cult classic’s tradition. “I think that’s the biggest difference with our live performance, we’re all about the vocal participation. Typically when people go to the shadowcast (the cast performing in front of the movie), they can bring props and throw them at the screen. Our production is a live performance so we don’t allow props to be thrown at our actors,” Muller said with a chuckle. “The callbacks are fun,” added Stanley. “It’s very much a show that kind of belongs to the audience in some ways. The callbacks are ever evolving and sometimes we have to accommodate to them because they cause a big uproar with the audience. So there is that kind of need to give the audience a little bit of room to have their moment. So the callbacks to the callbacks have evolved and the actors definitely have to be prepared for it.” Muller said that many of their veteran fans know the callbacks, so there is a lot of pressure on the cast to not only improvise, but to fully remember their lines. “We have a lot of fans who come every year and they know every line of the script,” she said. “Our cast not only has to be prepared for the audience to yell a bunch of nonsense at them, but they also have the added pressure of remembering their lines.” Returning this year will be some familiar Bay Street Theatre cast faces as well as some new ones. “Our cast pretty much changes every year,” noted Stanley. “I think, unofficially there’s kind of a competition among local actors of who’s going to be the first one to have played all of the roles in the show. We have a few on this cast that are pretty close and they always do a tremendous job.” Muller and Stanley added that in addition to the fantastic cast, they love the dedicated Rocky fans and appreciate seeing new faces.

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The Tied and Tasseled Fetish Cabaret is celebrating Halloween with a spooky, sexy burlesque show. Roughly a dozen burlesque performers will present “Horrors and Villains” on Thurs., Oct. 21 at Club One on Jefferson St. downtown. Doors will open at 8 p.m., and the show will begin at 9 p.m. Mandi Fru Fru is a burlesque performer and a co-producer of Tied and Tasseled. She says that for seven years, the troupe has put on performances every other month for Savannahians who are looking for a flirtatious, fun night out. “This show is one of our biggest because it’s around our anniversary,” Fru Fru said. “Halloween is pretty much everyone in the troupe’s favorite holiday, so they really go all out and put a lot into their performances.” Fru Fru says she can guarantee that the audience will see something they’ve never seen before. “They’re going to see a lot of really fun takes on classic horror villains that they’ll instantly recognize,” she said. “But they’ll also see some new characters that our performers have made.” Fru Fru says a Tied and Tasseled show leaves both performers and guests feeling empowered and excited. “It’s my biggest confidence boost. Being on stage is where I feel the most comfortable in my skin, so it’s my little self-care, self-love moment,” Fru Fru said. “I feel like a lot of times, people [in the audience] get a similar confidence boost. Seeing someone with a body type like theirs, or hair like theirs on stage, it can inspire them to look and feel just as good.” VIP tickets are already sold out for “Horrors and Villains,” but general admission tickets can be purchased at clubone-online.com. The show will be followed by at free drag show at 11 p.m. downstairs at Club One.


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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: 24th SCAD SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL OPENS featuring over 157 films, awards, recognition Simon Rex is garnering buzz for his role in ‘Red Rocket.’ Rex will receive the Spotlight Award on Oct. 26, at the film’s screening. Photo provided by FilmNation Entertainment.

By Benjamin Carr Because of the pandemic, returning to the cinema feels more daring, risky and revolutionary than it has in years past. And, now that audiences know how quickly our lives can alter, a great movie is a treat that fans cherish even more. In its 24th year, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival has created an in-person and virtual event filled with such treats, screening 157 films, including 45 narrative features and 15 documentary features. Remarkably, 63 of the films at the festival are directed by women. Early buzz from critics and film fests worldwide suggests that many of the films coming to SCAD Savannah Film Festival this year are indeed great movies, particularly the latest work from directors Kenneth Branagh, Pedro Almodovar, Jane Campion, Mike Mills, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Sean Baker. The following are the most anticipated titles and award-winning special guests coming to town.

KING RICHARD - OCT. 30 AT 7 P.M. The rise of Venus and Serena Williams in the world of professional tennis may have surprised some people, but not their father Richard, who is the focus of this biopic directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and starring Will Smith and Aunjanue Ellis. Richard is a strict, unconventional parent, taking his family from Compton, Calif., to the world stage on sheer faith that his plan for raising world-class athletes would work. And it did, although there were clashes with coaches and other struggles along the way. Smith has already received wide acclaim for his work, and awards attention is expected. Ellis, who recently starred in the series “When They See Us” and “Lovecraft Country,” will receive an Oustanding Achievement in Cinema Award after the Trustees Theater screening of the film Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. RED ROCKET - OCT. 26 AT 9:30 P.M Sean Baker, the director of “Tangerine” and “The Florida Project,” shines a light in his films among forgotten communities, presenting stories of poverty and struggle with wit and spirit. In his latest film, Baker focuses on Mikey, an adult film star played by Simon Rex. Mikey returns to his Texas hometown broke and destitute, promising his wife and mother that he will make amends with them. But, when he meets a donut shop cashier named Strawberry, his plans go awry. Rex will receive the Spotlight Award after the screening of “Red Rocket” at Lucas Theatre for the Arts Oct. 26 at 9:30 p.m. SPENCER - OCT. 28 AT 9:30 P.M. Pablo Larrain’s examination of the struggles of Princess Diana over a Christmas weekend with the royal family, during which the future of her marriage

is a matter of debate, has already gained significant praise and awards buzz for star Kristen Stewart. Her embodiment of the role is apparently uncanny, though the film is not a strict biopic. Like Larrain’s “Jackie,” it explores the central figure at a decisive moment. The Southeast premiere of the film takes place Oct. 28 at 9:30 p.m. CYRANO - OCT. 29 AT 6 P.M. Director Joe Wright’s take on the Edmond Rostand play “Cyrano de Bergerac” stars award-winning “Game of Thrones” actor Peter Dinklage as the lovesick poet who tries to woo his beloved Roxanne on behalf of a handsome soldier. The Southeast premiere will occur Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - OCT. 24 AT 11 A.M. Director-producer Todd Haynes, whose narrative films have included “Velvet Goldmine,” “Carol” and “Far from Heaven,” will participate in a Q&A after the screening of this documentary about the revolutionary rock band, which emerged from Andy Warhol’s New York art scene. The film includes never-before-seen performances by the band. The screening takes place Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. at Trustees Theater. THE LOST DAUGHTER - OCT. 28 AT 7 P.M. Olivia Colman stars in this adaptation of an Elena Ferrante novel as Leda, a woman whose seaside vacation is disturbed when she witnesses the struggles of a young mother (Dakota Johnson) and daughter there. Leda begins to reflect back on her own choices as a young mother, leading her to become involved with the young parent. Writer-director Maggie Gyllenhaal will be presented with the Rising Star Director Award after this screening Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. MOTHERING SUNDAY - OCT. 25 AT 6 P.M. Colman also stars alongside Odessa Young and Josh O’Connor in this 1920s period drama from director

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BELFAST - OCT. 23 AT 7 P.M. This black-and-white film, set in 1969 Northern Ireland, is Branagh’s autobiographical take on how his family survived and escaped The Troubles, a violent series of clashes between Protestants and Catholics within their neighborhood. While his family copes with violence and the possibility of leaving the nation, young Buddy (Jude Hill) is just trying to play with his friends, attend school, go to the movies and cope with his growing feelings for girls. Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe play Buddy’s parents, who are struggling with tax bills and the violent changes in their neighborhood. Buddy’s grandparents are played by the excellent Judi Dench and Ciaran Hinds. The film promises to be a sentimental, moving crowd pleaser. It is a favorite for the Best Picture Oscar among prognosticators. Branagh, who has previously directed and starred in such films as “Henry V” and “Murder on the Orient Express,” among many others, will receive the

festival’s Lifetime Achievement in Acting and Directing Award Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. as part of the gala screening for “Belfast,” which already won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Eva Husson. A housemaid, played by Young, carries on a secret affair on Mother’s Day with a wealthy man engaged to someone else. Young will receive the Discovery Award after the screening Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at Lucas Theatre for the Arts. PASSING - OCT. 25 AT 8 P.M. Oscar-nominated actress Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson star in this Netflix film, adapted from a 1929 novel and directed by noted actress Rebecca Hall. “Passing” is about two Black women who can “pass” as white, but they choose different paths during the rise of the Harlem Renaissance. As they reunite, they face new difficulties. Negga is expected to attend this Trustees Theater screening to receive the Spotlight Award. THE POWER OF THE DOG - OCT. 26 AT 7 P.M. Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee star in this period drama from Oscar nominee Jane Campion, which focuses on a rancher taunting the widow who marries his brother in 1925 Montana. Smit-McPhee will receive the Discovery Award after the screening.

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JOCKEY - OCT. 29 AT 8:30 P.M. Clifton Collins Jr. will receive a Distinguished Performance Award following this Lucas Theatre for the Arts screening, where he stars as an aging, injured rider who hopes to win one last title. A new jockey arrives, claiming to be his son and in need of guidance.

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THE FRENCH DISPATCH - OCT. 24 AT 7 P.M. Quirky director Wes Anderson provides his latest ensemble film with his signature wit. It tells four stories in different film styles about the history of a fictional magazine, wherein different journalists highlight their best pieces from the 20th Century. It stars Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Timothee Chalamet, Jeffrey Wright and Frances McDormand. Brody will receive the Vanguard Award and attend a Q&A at Trustees Theater afterward. PARALLEL MOTHERS - OCT. 24 AT 3 P.M. In this Southeast premiere screening at Trustees Theater, Penelope Cruz reunites with director Pedro Almodovar for this story of a young mother (Milena Smit) and older mother who give birth in the same hospital on the same day. C’MON C’MON - OCT. 27 AT 7 P.M. The centerpiece gala screening of the festival will be the new film from director Mike Mills (“Beginners”), which stars Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix as a radio journalist whose young nephew is suddenly left in his care. Mills will receive the Auteur Award after the Trustees Theater screening. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, legendary composer Harry Gregson-Williams, rising star Dylan Penn and costume designer Sandy Powell will also receive awards during the week.

Ruth Negga will receive the Spotlight Award on Oct. 25. Photo provided by SCAD.

Other worthwhile films set to play the festival, already in wide release or available streaming, are “Flag Day,” “Summer of Soul,” “Dune,” “The Last Duel,” “Respect,” “Luca” and “The Millers vs. The Machines.” Also, classic spooky titles are scheduled throughout the week in anticipation of Halloween, including “Halloween,” “Hocus Pocus,” “Psycho” and “The Shining.”

The full schedule and tickets for the 24th SCAD Savannah Film Festival are available at filmfest.scad.edu

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A SAVANNAH HAUNTING

ONE REAL SAVANNAH HAUNTED HOUSE =

TWO SPINE-TINGLING FILMS FROM SAVANNAH NATIVE By Angie Miller

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Savannah native William Mark McCullough had no idea when he set out to make his debut feature film “A Savannah Haunting,” what kind of demons he would be waking—literally.

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A fictional movie based on true events that happened inside McCullough’s fathers home, “A Savannah Haunting” couldn’t be anymore authentic. According to IMDB.com, “‘A Savannah Haunting’ centers around a family who moves to Savannah, Georgia to escape the memory of their young daughter’s tragic drowning. Once in their new home, the mother begins to experience chilling phenomena that lead her to believe she is being haunted by her dead daughter. But an old black woman with ties to the home’s slavery past warns there may be darker, more sinister forces dwelling beneath the house. The family is torn apart as the haunting turns each of them against the other.” It was filmed on location inside the home that McCullough said has been haunting his family for over 50 years. “My dad bought the house in 1974,” McCullough said. “I didn’t actually grow up in the house because my parents were divorced. But I did visit my dad all the time. Creepy things happened a lot, doors opened and closed on their own, stuff like that. I think I kinda just wrote it off and tried to make logical excuses for it when I was a kid, I think everyone did.” McCullough added that it was around seven years ago, when he moved back to Savannah and into the house, that he began to acknowledge the weird stuff that had happened inside. “My dad passed away and I decided I wanted to move back to Savannah so I moved into his house,” he said. “My good friend and co-producer of the film, Alexis Nelson, was visiting me frequently from Los Angeles and she’s actually the one who brought the strange stuff out into the open.” According to McCullough, he had never spoken to anyone about the fact that his father’s house was haunted. “After Alexis got here horrible things started happening to her and she said ‘hey what’s going on?’ The things that happened to her staying in the house were things that happened to many people through the years. She told me I should sit down and write the script for the film using the real experiences that happened here.” In 2013, McCullough took Nelson’s advice and wrote the script for “A Savannah Haunting.” Deciding it was the best way to bring authenticity to the screen, the pair chose to film the movie inside the actual house. But, their decision didn’t come without consequences. “The thing that’s in the house really got ramped up when we started making the

film,” he said. “The day after we signed the investment agreement, I woke up (I live alone) and proceeded to go into my bathroom to find my mirrors fogged up as if someone had taken a shower. Not only that - there were these weird drawings of symbols all over my mirror.” McCullough said odd paranormal occurrences continued to happen on set and many actors and crew members became so uncomfortable that many wanted to quit. But, with the sudden outbreak of COVID, production came to a halt and the actors and some crew members went back to L.A. It was then that the production team used their down time to shoot a feature length documentary about the struggles they endured while they were trying to film in an actual haunted house. The result is a separate making-of documentary feature film, “A Savannah Haunting: The Documentary,” which is scheduled to be released soon. “With Covid we got shut down for about five months,” McCullough said. “So, we decided to shoot a documentary during that time period about the history of the haunting. We interviewed family that had lived here, friends that visited.... We also brought in mediums, paranormal experts, and a voodoo priestess. Honestly, we were just trying to calm it down because some of our crew and cast members were just completely freaked out. According to McCullough, the mediums told him something that he didn’t want to hear. “There used to be something in the upstairs bedroom which is kind of a focal point in the movie, where we were told by mediums that, whatever was in there was not a dead human, it was something much darker,” he said. “Another medium said it was the most powerful energy she’d ever felt.” McCullough added that “the thing that was dangerous,” with the help of the priestess, they were able to get out of the house, but it didn’t completely clear all of the paranormal activity. “Weird things still happen,” he said. “But I don’t feel threatened or afraid to be inside the home anymore.” McCullough also added that filming inside the actual house was simultaneously the scariest decision and the best decision he’s ever made. “One of the things I’m most proud of in regards to the film is the level of authenticity we were able to bring,” he said. “Filming with the cast and crew there really added to what we were doing because it was right there in front of our faces and we were filming in the haunted house that the script was based on. But at the same time, it was really intense and a wild ride.” “A Savannah Haunting” recently started its festival run and has won multiple awards, including: Best Film, Best Thriller Film, Best Horror Film, Best Director and more. The film will screen virtually at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival which runs Oct. 23 - 30. For more information visit filmfest.scad.edu

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Savannah Ballet Theatre presents original adaptation of ‘Sleepy Hollow’ By Kareem McMichael

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Don’t lose your head! Just in time for Halloween you can experience one of America’s greatest legends come to life as Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman will be set to music in “Sleepy Hollow.” The Savannah Ballet Theatre (SBT) will present an original adaptation production of Washington Iving’s classic tale aton Fri., Oct. 29 and Sat., Oct. 30 at the Tybee Post Theater on Tybee Island. “We are thrilled to return to live performances at the historic Tybee Post Theater and invite Savannah to support this original production,” said SBT artistic director Suzanne Braddy. “The storyline is easy to follow, the music is engaging, and this family-friendly ballet is sure to be a fall favorite!” SBT artistic director Suzannah Braddy created SBT’s original one-adaptation of Sleepy Hollow and it has been entertaining audiences and Savannah area critics since its premiere in 2018. “About five years ago, we came up with this idea called ‘the book to ballet’. We were only going to do ballets based off literature,” said Abby McCuen, the program coordinator at SBT. After performing a series of two-act ballets like The Little Mermaid, Wizard of Oz and The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe SBT decided to focus on producing a one act ballet. “The idea of Sleepy Hollow worked. It is a very short book, so it was a perfect fit,” said McCuen. Sleepy Hollow, set in upstate New York, tells the story of Ichabod Crane and the legend of the Headless Horseman. SBT’s uses their signature storytelling to tell this classic tale of

superstition and rivalry with a contemporary spin. “We are actually using more modern music. We source music from movies and so I just think people will enjoy that. It has a little bit more modern take on it,” said McCuen. SBT fuses American colonial fantasy with special effects and the talent of SBT’s professional dancers to transform the story and audience experience. All the dancers in the show are based in Savannah and are a part of SBT, which is the only professional dance company in Savannah and Southeast Georgia. McCuen said, “Some of these dancers started here when they were three and four years old, and it’s kind of it’s like a pyramid. Like all these kids start out when they’re younger, and by the time they get to high school, it’s the tip of the pyramid. We try to keep everybody interested by offering different types of dances and that’s our mission here is to invest in dancers of all ages.” Organizers say SBT’s mission is to develop and showcase the talent of dedicated Savannah dancers alongside top professional dancers who train in the studio and engage in educational outreach and promotion of the art of dance within the community. “We are excited to be at the Tybee Post Theater and we are just anxious to get people back into the theater. So, bring a friend and come and just let’s get in the spirit together. Because I think the world needs a little bit, like, a little bit of cozy love right now. So, this is just us attempting to get back to that,” said McCuen. Experience Sleepy Hollow at 7 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 29 and 1 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 30. Purchase tickets on the events page at tybeeposttheater.org


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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

‘NOEL W ANDERSON: HEAVY IS THE CROWN’

‘SONYA CLARK: FINDING FREEDOM’

‘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.

To submit an ART PATROL listing, please email us at happenings@connectsavannah.com

‘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 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.

BEFORE MIDNIGHT: BONAVENTURE AND THE BIRD GIRL

Telfair Museums presents Sylvia Shaw Judson’s iconic sculpture Bird Girl within the context of the history and art of Bonaventure Cemetery. Made famous by Jack Leigh‘s photograph for the cover of John Berendt’s bestselling novel of Savannah, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Judson’s sculpture was removed from the cemetery to Telfair Museums where it has been enjoyed by visitors for decades... more on telfair.org $5-20 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.

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

TITTYBATS IN THE DRIVE THRU ART BOX

@THE DRIVE THRU ART BOX AT GREEN TRUCK PUB This work will be on display through Dec. 8, and can be seen anytime of day or night. There will be a Happy Hour Artist Talk at the Drive Thru Art Box on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 6 - 8pm. The Drive Thru Art Box was started in 2012 by Matt Hebermehl and Mike Williams as part of the SeeSAW (See Savannah Art Walls) Project, a public arts initiative.

info@kobogallery.com. facebook.com/ events/460562975192493. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street

SCULPTURE WALK & VIRTUAL AUCTION

Guests are invited to take a relaxing stroll through the International Garden and view a collection of vibrant sculptures created by students from October 23-28. These unique, outdoor sculptures will be featured in a virtual auction to benefit the Betty Foy Sanders Art Student Travel Fund which supports educational travel such as field trips, conferences, study abroad opportunities, and more. The auction will open on October 23 during the preview event from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. where guests can meet the artists and enjoy a free scoop of Ice cream. Bidding will close on Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. Free -28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.. 912-478-5358. art@ georgiasouthern.edu. Georgia Southern University Armstrong campus international Garden, 11905 Abercorn St.

STAGES BY DANIEL E. SMITH

Stages by artist Daniel E. Smith is an exhibition of architectural abstracts and abstract paintings inspired by previous

works accepted into Telfair Museum’s permanent collection. Through the use of color, shape, and light, the exhibition features work that reflects on the human existence and our role in the global, political, environmental, and social crises spanning the past forty years. Stages by Daniel E. Smith. On view at Kobo Gallery. September 17th - December 31st, 2021. ongoing, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.. 912-2010304. info@kobogallery.com. facebook. com/events/1487566474946997. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street

#ART912, EMBEDDED

From Jepson Center’s Barnard Street windows is Embedded by Savannahbased artist, Kelly Boehmer. Embedded packs a visual punch―featuring Boehmer’s highly constructed, saturated, and expressive fabric sculptures. Boehmer references iconic art historical works such as Jan van Eyck’s The Arnolfini Portrait (1434) that serve as evocative foundational imagery to provoke viewer responses between her viscerally crafted scenes and our own complex emotional baggage. More on telfair.com 10 a.m.-5 p.m.. telfair.org

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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-andersonheavy-is-the-crown/. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

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DISCOVER THE COLORS THAT SUIT YOU

CUSTOM EYE WEAR AS DIVERSE AND UNIQUE AS THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY OF SAVANNAH

AT FORSIGHT, WE BELIEVE THAT EVERY PATIENT HAS THEIR OWN UNIQUE VISUAL NEEDS. WITH THAT SAID, WE CUSTOM DESIGN EACH PAIR OF GLASSES BASED ON 10 DIFFERENT MEASUREMENTS WE TAKE FOR EACH PATIENT. THESE MEASUREMENTS TAKE INTO ACCOUNT HOW THE FRAME FITS ON YOUR FACE, YOUR EYE SHAPE, SIZE, AND WHERE YOUR EYES SIT IN THE PERFECT FRAME YOU CHOOSE. THERE IS NOTHING MORE UPLIFTING THAN

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A WEEKLY FASHION AND ADVICE COLUMN By Danietté Thomas @designerdaniette

Hey Fashionistas! THIS TOPIC has been on my mind for a LONG TIME. As an artist, color and color theory are important to me, and it’s not enough to select color for your fondness of it, but what it does for you in a visual capacity. How you’re seen in that color. Ever think about that? Neon pink may be your favorite color, but is it too much for your skin complexion? Maybe you love muted crisp colors like olive and navy, but are they dulling your presence? AGAIN, I’m here to ELEVATE! So, let’s get into it! Before we get into the color of what you’re wearing, we want to assess the color of your skin tone. Where I can’t get too deep into the principles of skin tones, there are some excellent resources for additional information. You have four major categories when it comes to skin: Dark Cool • Light Cool • Dark Warm • Light Warm Cool skin tones have dominant blue hues, and warm undertones have dominant yellow hues. So what looks good with them? Let’s break it down! DARK COOL HUES So most women fall in the dark cool category. So I’ll firstly say these women do best with rich jewel tones. The royal blues, rich purples, fuschias, carnation reds, emerald greens, just to name some! These colors not only bring out the best in the skin, but they accentuate it. Giving these skin tones a more refreshed color rich look, which can

make all the difference depending on where you’re going, who you’re going to see, and what you need to do, and be remembered for! LIGHT COOL HUES Women in this category work the opposite when it comes to richness in color. You want to aim for the pastel and more washed out colors. So the heather greys, powder blues, pastel pinks, mints, and lavenders are a few that I recommend for the most flattering appearance. DARK WARM HUES These Hues have rich earthy colors in their skin and natural hair, so accentuating that with similar colors works best for them. The mustard yellows, olive greens, auburns, coppers, cream, and even cranberry work well for anyone in this category. I personally love the olive greens and cranberries myself! LIGHT WARM HUES This skin tone is probably the hardest to “suit” only because it’s a bit more restrictive and most women want to be more out there when it comes to the colors in their wardrobe. The key is to not overpower this skin tone with strong colors. So scientifically one would do well to wear peach, light yellow, coral, light teal, and other colors of that nature. All in all, there is definitely a “trick” for every “treat” of color, and you want to make sure that you know the foundation, before you go all out! Need more personal advice? Subscribe to my website (daniette.com) and continue to read! Follow me on IG @designerdaniette I’ll talk to you fashionistas next week! Best Regards, Danietté A. Thomas


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Styled by Lauren Wolverton

CLUELESS Cher Horowitz’ yellow plaid skirt and blazer set is iconic. This Hallow-

een, put an original spin on the look with a different colored plaid set, paired with a great bag and 90’s inspired shoes. If anyone doesn’t immediately recognize you, simply say “Ugh! As if!” Blazer, skirt, lace tank, purse, scarf, belt and shoes available at House of Strut (20 W. State St.)

Stop by a local thrift store and search for a vintage leather vest like this one, then pair it with leather head to toe. With leather chaps and a cool leather hat, trick-ortreaters will know you’re bad to the bone. Vest, chaps, shoes and hat available at House of Strut (20 W. State St.)

1920’S KIMONO Channel your inner Roxie Hart this Halloween. This pink slip,

printed kimono and beaded head cap will transport you straight to the 1920’s. After Halloween, try styling the kimono with a T-shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers for a casual, every day look. Slip, kimono, necklaces and cap available at East & Up (6 E. Liberty St.)

70’S ROCKSTAR Who doesn’t want to be a rockstar? This floral button-up paired with a fur vest and bellbottoms screams 1970’s rock and roll. Thanks to modern-day rockstars like Harry Styles keeping 70’s inspired outfits in style, this entire outfit can be worn outside of a Halloween party. Vest, button-up, jeans, boots, hat, earrings, necklace and belt available at East & Up (6 E. Liberty St.)

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BIKER DUDE This Halloween, take a classic biker dude costume to a new level.

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MUSIC #EXPERIENCEVICTORY

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20TH

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STEVE WARINER RETURNING TO SAVANNAH

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TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23RD

ERIC CULBERSON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH

FRANK FOSTER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH

FUTUREBIRDS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH

AMIGO THE DEVIL

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For five decades singer, songwriter, and musician Steve Wariner has had a long and successful career in the country music business. His combination of talent and drive has landed him four Grammy Awards, over 50 charted Billboard singles, and 14 number one songs. But before he established himself as a major label recording artist and an award-winning songwriter, he learned the ropes from a few Grand Ole Opry icons. Growing up in a musical household, Wariner’s passion for performing showed up at an early age. “My dad played in a band as a side gig growing up and they practiced at our house,” Wariner said. “He was also one of 11 children and most of his siblings were musically inclined. I actually grew up thinking that everybody’s households had guitars lying around.” Inspired by his dad’s band, Wariner started dabbling with the bass guitar at age nine. “My dad would show me a few chords and teach me a little bit here and there, he was a really patient guy,” he said chuckling. “One night, he got stuck without one of his band members and I said ‘I know all the stuff, just give me a chance. I can fill in and do this.’ And so, he let me do it and I never looked back.” At the young age of 10, Wariner was performing periodically with his dad’s band and continued to do so throughout his early teens in addition to performing with bands in his hometown, Noblesville Indiana. At age 15, he branched out and traveled to Indianapolis to begin playing with different musicians. It was there later that he met a legendary country music vocalist who took him under her wing. “A few years after I started playing in Indianapolis I was playing in a club the same night that Dottie West was booked to perform,” he said. “I ended up meeting her and she heard me playing and offered me a job. She wanted me to drop everything and go on tour with her right then and there.” At the time, Wariner was 17 and a senior in high school. Choosing to take his chances, he took extra credits to graduate early and took off to Nashville to join West on tour. “I lived with Dottie for a couple of months before I got my own place,” he said. “I went to what I like to call ‘the Dottie

West school of music.’ I worked with her in the studio and sang a couple of songs on the album that she was working on at the time. I also got to meet some very talented songwriters and musicians. I learned more working with her than I think I ever could have learned at any music school.” After playing with West for three years, Wariner decided to switch gears and focus more on songwriting. He joined Grand Ole Opry star Bob Luman’s band and began collaborating with Luman on an album. According to Wariner, he recorded the first song he ever wrote in the studio for Luman’s neighbor and producer, Johnny Cash. “I actually performed my first cut on Johnny Cash’s guitar for Johnny Cash,” he said. “I came into the studio and Bob asked me to sing my demo for Johnny. So I grabbed Johnny’s guitar and did it. He absolutely loved it and cut four of my songs and those were the first cuts I ever had on an album. So that was my ‘now I’m a songwriter’ moment.” That wasn’t the only mind-blowing moment Wariner had that day. “Paul Yandell, who was a fantastic session guitar player and a good friend of guitarist Chet Atkins, happened to be at the studio and asked me for a reel of some of my songs to play for Chet. Chet listened to them, met with me, and signed me to RCA Records shortly thereafter.” Following his time with RCA Records, Wariner worked with several other big name record companies and has continued to follow his songwriting passion. He’s written songs for Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Clint Black, Alabama, Conway Twitty, and even Peter Tork from the Monkees. His newest Christmas album “Feels like Christmas Time” was released on vinyl on Oct. 15 and is a mixture of original content and Christmas classics. Wariner, who hasn’t performed in Savannah since the 90s will be returning for a performance presented by Georgia Southern’s College of Arts and Humanities and the Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music. “I have a special connection with the Gretsch folks,” he said. “I also haven’t been to Savannah in 20 years so this performance is a double whammy for me. I have my own signature model of Gretsch guitar and I plan on bringing that with me as well.” Steve Wariner will perform live on Fri., Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Savannah’s Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by visiting georgiasouthern.edu/armstrongtickets


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Officially known as the Downtown Delilahs Modern Burlesque Cabaret, that will be all for the formalities. DDMBC has fun with burlesque, adding more comedy and audience participation than usual. It’s neo, but rests on a solid foundation of flirtatious dancing and striptease from a talented troupe of entertainers who respectfully expand the art form. FRIDAY, OCT 22 | 9:30 PM

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UPCOMING SHOWS UPCOMING SHOWS AUG. 7 Grand Paradise - A Tribute to STYX

OPEN MIC COMEDY @ STAFFORD’S PUBLIC HOUSE

Try your luck making people laugh for five minutes, egg on a friend to give it a whirl, or just sit back and watch others kill it or crash and burn. Either way, there’s a good chance you’ll get the laughs you came for. Increase the odds with the friendly pours at Stafford’s. TUESDAY, OCT 26 | 8:30 PM

7 Grand Paradise -Ultimate A Tribute to STYX NOVAUG. 6 On The Border-The Eagles Tribute AUG 13 FA-Q AUG 13 FA-Q AUG Interstellar Echoes - A#1 Tribute to Pink Floyd NOV1412 20 Ride-America’s Zac Brown Tribute AUG 14 Interstellar Echoes A Tribute to Pink Floyd 20 The NOV 19 King of Pop-AUG A Tribute toBitteroots the Genius of Michael Jackson AUG -20 The Bitteroots AUG 27 The Petty Hearts The National Tom Petty Tribute Show NOV 20 Purple Madness- Prince Tribute AUG 27 The Petty Hearts - The National TomTrio Petty Tribute Show AUG 28 The Stratton James NOV 26 Andrew Gill AUG-A28Celebration The Stratton Trio Bros. Band SEPT 3 Tribute of James the Allman The Braves are Back! Watch for the Bros. Band SEPT 3 Tribute -A Celebration of the Allman SEPT 4 Slippery When Wet - A Tribute to Bon Jovi Teepee and honk to show your support! SEPT 4 Slippery When Wet - ACoyote Tribute to Bon Jovi SEPT 11 Jupiter SEPT 11 Jupiter Coyote

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The Tied and Tasseled Fetish Cabaret is celebrating Halloween with a spooky, sexy burlesque show. Roughly a dozen burlesque performers will present “Horrors and Villains” on Thurs., Oct. 21 at Club One on Jefferson St. downtown. Doors will open at 8 p.m. THURSDAY, OCT 21 | 9 PM

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WHO IS PLAYING WHERE THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY 10/20 LIVE MUSIC

PS Tavern Beer Pong Tournament, 10 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

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. 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.

THURSDAY 10/21 LIVE MUSIC

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

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

KARAOKE

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.

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TRIVIA & GAMES

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 10/22 LIVE MUSIC

Ghost Coast Distillery Friday Night Jazz: Ron Helman Trio, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Coffee Bluff Marina LAX 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.

KARAOKE

COMEDY

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

DJ

Club 51 Degrees DJ Fer, DJ Emalo, DJ Lil G, DJ BRad, 9 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

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

SATURDAY 10/23 LIVE MUSIC

Coach’s Corner Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love, 7 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant JodyJazz Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m Coffee Bluff Marina Gary Strickland

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VICTORY NORTH: THE MERSEY BEATLES

The Mersey Beatles have been rocking sold-out audiences around the globe since 1999. They are today rightly regarded as the world’s best-loved Liverpool-born Beatles tribute. 2603 Whitaker St. DOORS 6:30 PM | SHOW 7:30 PM

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.

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.

Club 51 Degrees Dance Party

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

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

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

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BAR & CLUB EVENTS

SUNDAY 10/24 LIVE MUSIC

Collins Quarter at Forsyth Ember City, 2 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10 p.m. Ghost Coast Distillery Live Music with Cyril Durant, 2-4 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES KARAOKE

COMEDY

VICE Lounge + Mojito Bar Diva Royale Drag Queen Show Savannah, GA - Weekly Drag Queen Shows, 1:30 p.m.

MONDAY 10/25 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 10/26 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 Stafford’s Tuesday Comedy Open Mic, 8:30-11:45 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue EYEHATEGOD, 9 p.m.


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SHEM CREEPS @ THE WORMHOLE

Originally second on the bill to a disappointingly spineless band we won’t name because they chickened out, major props are due to Charleston’s funcore masters for going on with the show. Locals Ember City, another band deserving of Savannah’s support, open up. FRIDAY, OCT 22 | 10 PM

Augusta’s nine-piece soul and funk band fills the stage with musicians and the venue with sounds to make the dead get up offa that thang and move. Their latest release, “Moving Forward” dropped last month, so expect a lot of new material that’s as good or better than the not-so-new stuff. FRIDAY, OCT 22 | 8 PM

The Seattle-born guitarist plays a fiery amalgam of Jimi Hendrix-inspired guitar wizardry, heavy grunge grooves, and a hard blues-rock feel with occasional detours into hip-hop and soul. Emerging in early 2010 fronting the power trio Ayron Jones and the Way, his first outing was produced by Sir MixA-Lot. He was later signed as a solo artist by Big Machine Group in 2020 and debuted with his first label-issued single, “Take Me Away.” A second single, “Mercy,” arrived in 2021 and offered his take on American unrest. SATURDAY, OCT 23 | 8 PM

VATICAN @ SOUTHBOUND BREWING CO.

Savannah’s metalcore quartet has had a pretty good 2021. They were signed to Unified Music Group, released “Become A New God” in April, and are touring the nation Nov. and Dec. See why these guys are blowing the F up. Another great AURA Fest show with Bodybox, Backslide and Torment Trap. FRIDAY, OCT 22 | 7 PM

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PHOTOS FROM LOCAL EVENTS

Photos by Bunny Ware

View more photos online at connectsavannah.com/connected

SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL JAZZ ACADEMY EXPANSION Savannah Music Festival has expanded the SMF Jazz Academy, adding a new rehearsal and instruction site for students at the Salvation Army at 3000 Bee Road. This strategic expansion offers new opportunities for area students to rehearse and to study jazz on Savannah’s eastside. The SMF Jazz Academy is a tuition-free, year-long program for Savannah-Chatham County Public School System students in grades 5 through 12. Savannah’s only free after-school jazz program is designed to empower students by instilling life-long skills of academic, social and musical achievement. Gabbrielle Bryant, Aaron Jennings, Samuel Barrow, Oz Yakabovits, Erez Dessel

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Jaden Cooper- Piano, singer and Ukulele

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Campbell Tunney- Upright Bass

Samantha Barrow, Karen Cooper, Samone Barrow

Erez Dessel , Aaron Jennings

Aaron Jennings, Jenny Woodruff, Jessica Messere, Erez Dessel

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PHOTOS FROM LOCAL EVENTS

Photos by Bunny Ware

View more photos online at connectsavannah.com/connected

Heather Davis, Stephen Hines, Joshua Cohen, Scott Smith, Blake Greco, Chris Nason, Jason Mongin, Greg Parker, Brandon Hofmann, Eric Jones, Mike Gansedo, Scottie Hendrix, Taylor Ross, Tony Sookkasem, Allison Meadows, Keith Harvin, Karen Richards

Frank Forsberg, Rob Palmer, Sean Hogan, Jason Mongin and Heather Davis

Dustin Cleveland, Matt Johnson, Ashley Provenzano

Courtney Rawlins, Jillian Rowe, Chewy, Greg Parker, Brandon Hofmann

John Rudolfs, Blake Greco, Scott Smith and Scottie Hendrix

Bunny Ware and Greg Parker

The 9th Annual Parker’s Fueling the Community Golf Tournament teed off on Oct. 12 at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga., raising a record $138,890 to support education, healthcare and other important causes in coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Since its founding in 2011, the Fueling the Community program at Parker’s has donated money to support schools in every community where the company operates stores. In addition to money raised at the golf tournament, Parker’s donates a portion of the proceeds of gas sold at all Parker’s locations on the first Wed. of every month to the Fueling the Community program.

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2O21 FUELING THE COMMUNITY CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

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