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Big band holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Saturday, December 11 at 3 PM and 8 PM Johnny Mercer Theatre

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with Brittney Spencer Tuesday, December 14 at 7 PM Johnny Mercer Theatre

For tickets and more information, visit savannahmusicfestival.org or call the box office at 912.525.5050.


THE STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN CHATHAM COUNTY

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Presented by: Savannah SCORE and Wells Fargo

The 9th Annual State of Small Business in Chatham County will be presented live online, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, on SCORE SAVANNAH’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SCORESavannah/

Michael Toma. Ph.D.

Ten area business leaders of different sectors will each have three minutes to present a brief overview of the current situation in Chatham County pertaining to their industries. They will then offer their insights into what this means to the future of Savannah and the small business owner.

Mike Rose

The 2021 State of Small Business in Chatham County presenters are: Michael Toma, Ph.D., professor of economics at Georgia Southern University in Savannah Topic: Small Business Employment Stats Michael Owens

Michael Owens, CEO of Tourism Leadership Council TOPIC: Tourism business

Charles Bowen

Moncello Stewart, President the Greater Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce TOPIC: Black business owners Scott C. Scheidt, Chief Security Officer, Seimitsu IT services and high-speed broadband fiber TOPIC: Fiber and Cyber Security Moncello Stewart

Victoria Saxton

Rhett Mouchet, associate broker, Colliers International Savannah TOPIC: Commercial Real Estate Trends Mike Rose, Development Liaison Manager, City of Savannah TOPIC: Local Growth in Construction

Scott C. Scheidt

Charles Bowen, corporate / entertainment attorney at The Bowen Law Group TOPIC: Film Industry in Savannah

Lori Pitt

Victoria Saxton, CFO of the Small Business Assistance Corporation TOPIC: Small Business Access to Capital in the Savannah Region Lori Pitt, Regional Manager, Hire Dynamics TOPIC: Staffing

Rhett Mouchet

Becky Brownlee, Area Director, Small Business Development Center, UGA TOPIC: Small Business Survey 2020

Becky Brownlee

Moderated by Marjorie Young, Founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations® and Joe Marchese, Founder of Joe Marchese Commercial Construction Supporting Sponsors; The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, The City of Savannah’s Entrepreneurial Center, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Buy Local Savannah, Savannah Women in Business, The Greater Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce, Savannah Jaycees, Metropolitan Savannah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Chamber of Savannah, Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc., Joe Marchese Construction, Good Cause Marketing, Savannah Master Calendar, and Connect Savannah.


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WEDNESDAY 11/24 THANKSGIVING AT UNION MISSION

Volunteer at Union Mission to Serve a Thanksgiving Meal on Wednesday, November 24 at Union Mission (125 Fahm Street) from 8:30 am to 11:30 am or 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. In the spirit of the holidays, Union Mission will serve 300 free Thanksgiving dinners, provided by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation with the support of Sodexo, to local families and individuals in need. Volunteers will have the opportunity to help pass out boxed to-go meals or assist with the free donations through the clothing closet. Visit unionmission.org.

OPEN MIC AT MINT TO BE MOJITO BAR

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

WHISKEY WEDNESDAYS

TRIVIA NIGHT WITH JESS SHAW

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

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.

PHOTOS WITH SANTA AT BASS PRO SHOP

(ONGOING) Bass Pro Shop invites families to the beloved tradition of visiting Santa Claus this holiday season during the annual Santa’s Wonderland experience. The festive “Contactless Claus” experience runs through Dec. 24.  Photos with Santa require FREE advance reservations, which can be made at basspro.com/santa

THURSDAY 11/25 HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

THANKSGIVING DINNER AT 700 DRAYTON

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a world-class buffet dinner at 700 Drayton located inside The Mansion on Forsyth Park. Perfect for the entire family, this Thanksgiving dinner features a buffet of traditional Thanksgiving dishes, bottomless mimosas, sparkling wine and Kir Royales, along with live music. Enjoy a buffet of favorites, including Turkey Breast Roulade; Cornbread Stuffing with Confit Turkey Leg; Cranberry and Local Citrus Chutney; Green Bean Casserole; Candied Yam Casserole; Mashed Potatoes and Gravy; Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon and Pomegranate; Parker House Rolls and Sorghum Butter; Pecan Pie; Pumpkin Pie; and Chocolate Rye Cookies. The Mansion on Forsyth Park 700 Drayton Street Reservations: opentable.com

FRIDAY 11/26

PLANT RIVERSIDE DISTRICT TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY Kick off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony, featuring a performance by the First Baptist Church Choir, a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by distinguished guest Roger Moss, an appearance by Santa Claus, live music with Laiken Love and the Fellowship of Love, a

SAVANNAH HOLLY DAYS

The City of Savannah welcomes the holiday season! The Christmas tree lighting will be on Friday, Nov. 26, at Bull and Broughton streets. Live performances and entertainment start at 5:30 p.m., with the tree lighting following. On Sunday, Nov. 28, the city will join Chabad of Savannah for the menorah lighting in Ellis Square to celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah. Events begin at 4:30 p.m., with the menorah lighting following at 5 p.m.

performance by Cirque Divina and a holiday fountain show. 6 p.m. Plant Riverside District Plant Riverside Amphitheatre 400 W. River St. Free admission savannahchristmasmarket.com

SAVANNAH CHRISTMAS MARKET AT PLANT RIVERSIDE DISTRICT

(ongoing) An open-air, European-style Christmas market with vendor displays showcasing a unique selection of holiday gifts and specialty food and beverages. Nov. 26, 2021 - Jan. 3, 2022 Plant Riverside District 400 W. River St. savannahchristmasmarket.com

LAX AT COFFEE BLUFF MARINA

The dynamic duo of Larry Broussard and Jeri Boxx are Lectric Acoustic Xperiment. LAX plays your favorite songs with a fun and fast acoustic twist. This is

not your typical coffee shop slow, sedation songs. Think Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd, Duran Duran, Death Cab For Cutie, Bryan Adams, INXS, Simple Minds, and your requests. Coffee Bluff Marina, 14915 Coffee Bluff Dr. 6-8 pm This is an All ages show, pet friendly, no cover Fresh seafood BYOB

BLUEGRASS BY THE PINT WITH SWAMPTOOTH

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

SATURDAY 11/27

SAVANNAH HARBOR BOAT PARADE OF LIGHTS WITH HOLIDAY AFTERPARTY

Open seating at MLK Park, with

viewing on the Riverwalk of the boat parade followed by a live performance by The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra and a holiday fountain show. VIP viewing for ages 21+ at Electric Moon for $20 per person, which includes a holiday gift bag and access to an exclusive after-party at Electric Moon with a live DJ. 7 p.m. Plant Riverside District - Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Riverwalk and VIP viewing at Electric Moon. Free, open seating will be available as well as VIP viewing for $20 per person

CULINAIRE FRANÇAISE COOKING CLASS

French restaurants have long enjoyed the reputation for being among the world’s finest and most elegant. From a chef’s point of view, however, French cuisine is generally a very simple and delicate enhancement of an ingredient’s natural flavors. In this hands-on class, guests will

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

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learn the techniques and subtle artistry of French cooking. Class menu items include Salade Aveyronnaise; Provençal Bouillabaisse; Steak au poivre with pomme dauphines, tournee vegetables; and Soufflé au Grand Marnier. 700 Kitchen Cooking School at The Mansion on Forsyth Park pre-registration required; spaces limited mansion.classesbykessler. com

OFFICIAL UGA ALUMNI GAME WATCHING PARTY: CLEAN OLD FASHIONED HATE

Never Bark Alone! B&D Burgers is the OFFICIAL UGA Savannah Alumni Chapter Game Watching location! (Downtown Congress St. and Abercorn St locations). Don your red and black and head to one of two locations! These events are free, fun and attended by passionate graduates and fans of the University of Georgia. Parties begin one hour before kick-off. (So 11 a.m. this week for the hated Yellow-Jackets) B&D Burgers, Congress St. and Abercorn St.

FIRE & WINE

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

FORSYTH FARMERS MARKET

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

Jesse Blanco, Frank Ricci, Jamie Burton, Marley Gibson, Kareem McMichael, Lauren Wolverton, Beth Logan, Brandy Simpkins

OHIO STATE FOOTBALL GAME WATCH VS. MICHIGAN

Food, fun and football as local Buckeyes Fans gather to cheer on the team to victory against Michigan. 11:30am at The Draft Room at Berwick. Check out the Savannah Buckeyes Facebook Page for more details. 5730 Ogeechee Rd.

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

BINGO! AT ELKS LODGE

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

ISLANDS FARMERS MARKET

Weekly farmers market on Talahi Island highlighting local growers and makers, healthy foods and a positive environment. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 912-656-5626 401 Quarterman Dr.

SUNSET PARTY SUNDAY

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

MONDAY 11/29

MIDTOWN MONDAYS

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

TYBEE ISLAND FARMERS MARKET Weekly market featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, eggs, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. Artisans are also featured each week. Located at 30 Meddin Dr., right behind the Historic Tybee Lighthouse. tybeeislandfarmersmarket.com

PILATES CLASS

Skidaway Island United Methodist Church (SIUMC) offers, to church and non-church members alike, basic Mat Pilates classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:1510:15 a.m., for only $5.00-$6.25 per class. Classes focus on improving core strength, posture, flexibility and muscle tone. Visit siumc.org/nurture or call 912-598-8460. 54 Diamond Causeway

TUESDAY 11/30

WHISKEY TASTING CLASSES

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

TRIVIA TUESDAYS

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

ART START: STROLLER & TODDLER TOURS

Once a month, the youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here. 912-7908800 Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.


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MEET WAYNE ASHFORD OF ASHFORD TEA COMPANY By Brandy Simpkins

In between Habersham and Price Streets, cozied on the ground floor of a red brick building, sits the 406 E Oglethorpe Ave. cafe, Ashford Tea Company. The owner, Wayne Ashford, serves as a tea connoisseur and a motivational speaker who teaches how drinking tea may influence a lifestyle of health and wellness. Ashford first began his tea offerings in Indianapolis, IN, where his shop Tea’s Me Cafe still resides. He expanded his tea services to Oglethorpe Ave. just three years ago, and since then he has gained favor from many visitors. Behind Ashford Tea Company’s glass door and windows are bright-yellow walls, lined with fragrant varieties of black, white, green and oolong teas, inviting locals and visitors to stop inside of the modern shop, where Ashford will be waiting to serve and share his insight on the perfect cup of tea. WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO HAVE TEA? HOT OR ICED? I get that question a lot and my answer is “do tea.” There is no wrong way to have a high quality cup of tea. If you do a good quality, loose tea, you will still reap the same health benefits from it whether it’s warm, chilled or iced.

We do a retail piece and we also do a wholesale piece. We wholesale to some hotels, bed-and-breakfasts and museums. On the retail side, you can buy it loose and purchase it in tins. You can also just come in and have a cup, a pot or a pitcher of tea. Yet, Ashford Tea Company is not about selling tea. It is about introducing a lifestyle which is drinking a beverage that I believe is the second most important beverage that we should drink… water being the first. When you look at the world, tea is even the second most popular drink in the world.

Well, the short answer is, I never liked coffee. I tried it, but it’s just something I never enjoyed. Now to go a little deeper than that, I don’t know if that [distaste for coffee] is because I was so fascinated by my first experience with tea or the taste from that experience. I remember in Mississippi, when I was about 9-years-old, my mother would make sun tea. She would take a huge mason jar, place what looked to me like a hundred tea bags inside of the mason jar and put it on the sidewalk early in the morning and let the sun steep it. Then she would bring it inside—and here’s the best part—she would put about 2-3 pounds of sugar in it. That was the best drink I ever had as a kid. YOUR SLOGAN IS “LIVING LIFE TO THE TEA.” WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? Living life to the Tea is a play on words with my passion for tea. “To the T” with the letter “T” means you hit it perfectly, but “Living Life to the Tea” is not living life perfectly, but living life with a purpose. HOW HAS TEA BEEN PURPOSEFUL IN YOUR LIFE? One of the things that I’ve been purposeful about on my journey is being the best individual I can be, body, mind and soul. I believe that most of us, if not all of us, are trying to achieve peace and happiness in our lives, and tea is a beverage that envelops all of that. I often speak about the health benefits of tea and how it mirrors who we are. One of the things I talk about when I lecture is that as humans we are made up of amino acids.

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and we have about 20 or so amino acids in our bodies. After becoming passionate about tea and doing the research, I discovered that tea has about 19 amino acids so it almost plugs in exactly with the needs of our bodies. Therefore, tea is one of the beverages that can be used to slow down and fight our physical ailments. Also, tea is one of those things that automatically implements self care in our lives. Just saying the word “tea” settles the body before even having a cup. When enjoyed, tea works from the inside out and on my own purposeful journey, I realized that peace and happiness works the same way.

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HOW CAN PEOPLE ENJOY A CUP OF ASHFORD TEA COMPANY TEA?

YOU SHARE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING AND SERVING TEA FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND IT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT. WHAT GOT YOU STARTED?

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COMMUNITY Union Mission, Parker’s unveil plans for Parker’s House: A Home for Women, the only facility dedicated solely to unaccompanied homeless women in coastal Georgia Union Mission and Parker’s unveiled plans today for the new Parker’s House: A Home for Women, which will be Savannah, and coastal Georgia’s only facility solely dedicated to providing emergency housing and comprehensive services for unaccompanied women experiencing homelessness. Parker’s House is expected to open in the first quarter of 2022. Located at 125 Fahm St. in the former JC Lewis Healthcare building in Savannah, the 10,590-square-foot facility will offer emergency housing, on-site case workers, a residential assistant and support services for up to 32 women for 90 days. Parker’s House also includes a common kitchen, living room, dining room, computer room and laundry room. Parker’s made a $250,000 donation to Union Mission from the Parker’s Community Fund, which is administered by the Savannah Community Foundation, to support Parker’s House. “Women comprise approximately 28% of the homeless population in Savannah, yet there has never been a housing

program that is specifically focused on unaccompanied, homeless women in the Savannah-Chatham County area,” said Union Mission President and CEO Mike Traynor. “Parker’s House marks a major step forward to provide emergency housing and essential services to unaccompanied women in need right here in our own community. We are incredibly grateful to Parker’s for their generous support and for their impressive commitment to Savannah.” Parker’s House will include 16 bedrooms with shared baths for unaccompanied women experiencing homelessness as well as an adjacent gated courtyard that will be renovated by accomplished local landscape designer John McEllen. Interior renovations include building out the existing space to comply with COVID-19 safety standards and precautions, upgrades to ensure American Disabilities Act compliance as well as improvements to the electrical, plumbing and fire suppression systems. Read more at connectsavannah.com

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Matinee Saturday, December 18 I 3:00 pm Calvary Baptist Temple Evening Saturday, December 18 I 7:30 pm Performing Arts Center of Georgia Southern, Armstrong Campus DANIEL BLACK conductor SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC CHORUS

TICKETS SAVANNAHPHILHARMONIC.ORG

SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC


HOLIDAY HELPING HANDS: Savannah organizations and individuals roll up their sleeves to help out those in need By Marley Gibson

“I don’t know if people know this...Savannah has a 28% poverty rate with a lot of people—our neighbors—who are in need. There are a lot of people who can’t have the Thanksgiving they deserve. That’s why we have to help.” started last year during the pandemic to help make a positive impact on the community. “It’s just amazing to see people coming out,” Hendrix said. “There were people from all walks of life. These are difficult times and we have to help each other. Through this giveaway, grandkids can now eat when a family didn’t have money for a turkey or someone was too sick to go to the store.” “If you do the math,” Tate began, “a typical family Thanksgiving dinner has 10-12 people. The turkeys we give away serve that many, so you’re looking at about 6,000 Thanksgiving meals from our event.” Tate and Hendrix enjoyed pointing out the three-hour event saw 200 turkeys handed out per hour with it taking one minute per person. Hendrix shared the story of a military wife who saw an announcement for the event, but wasn’t sure at first. “She was alone during Thanksgiving and not sure she was going to celebrate. Something drew her to come to get in line as if it was meant to be. She decided to share her bounty with other military wives who were on their own, as well. I cried…” The event received a lot of community support with Mayor Van Johnson handing out food for the entire three hours. “That’s all our neighbors need sometimes,” said Tate. “To know someone cares. To know someone is there to boost them up and get them going.” Giving of themselves in such a way is rewarding for both Tate and Hendrix. “We can’t thank the church enough for what they’ve done to help us. Doing something like this for the local families in need gives one a sense of renewal and revitalization. You can see how much this means to people. You see it in their faces. Savannah is a great city and our citizens deserve the richest and happiest time,” he added. Tate and Hendrix offer a challenge to their fellow Savannahians. “Please come forward and help out. You can make a difference. We challenge everyone to do what they can to make this community great for everyone.”

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During challenging times, the Savannah community always seems to rise to the occasion to support its neighbors in need. While the last two years have been a challenge for many charities and organizations to fulfill the needs served in previous years, others are stepping up to assist those in need. The Dewitt Tilton Group supported the community this Thanksgiving, while honoring local heroes at the same time. The firm served a Thanksgiving meal to Pooler firefighters on Nov. 22 at the Pooler Fire Department. Chris Tilton, co-principal of the construction firm, is happy to continue a tradition his company started four years ago. “These are our real hometown heroes who sacrifice so much to keep this great community safe. We’re so happy to be able to show our appreciation for all they do,” Tilton said. “With this meal, we’re just glad to let them know how much they are appreciated, especially at this time of year when we give thanks as a nation and a community,” Tilton added. On November 17, St. Leo University Savannah Center, working with Georgia State Representative Carl Gilliard and Savannah Feeds the Hungry, provided drive-through pickup of Thanksgiving meals to local families. Brian Bailey, Assistant Director of Admissions at the St. Leo Savannah Center, said the idea was his brainchild. “Representative Gilliard already feeds a lot of hot meals to the community throughout the year. However, we couldn’t do as much—or anything really—when COVID hit, so we had to adjust our thinking. We shifted to offering pre-packaged meals instead.” Bailey said they put a call out to the community to send in nominations for families in need. “When we made the phone calls letting people know they’d been nominated and selected, you could not only hear the emotion in people’s voices, but you could feel it, too.” Last year, St. Leo had ten families supported, but this year, Bailey was both pleased and saddened to see the number rise. “The pandemic has really been a struggle for so many people. While we’re so happy to help out, of course, we hate to see the rise in requests,” he said. “Community is one of the core values here at St. Leo,” Bailey said. “To partner with someone like Rep. Gilliard who already does so much, as well as Savannah Feeds the Hungry is a blessing and an honor. Additionally,” he said, “St. Leo Savannah Center—I believe—is the only school feeding the community on their campus that I know of.” “Again, it’s an incredibly gratifying experience and very emotional. Even almost two years into the pandemic, there’s still hardship.” Bailey said St. Leo Savannah Center plans on continuing its efforts. “Anyone can help in any way, shape, form, or fashion. It’s about community and helping each other. It’s an honor.” America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia has gotten a jump start on the distribution of Thanksgiving meals. Stephanie Brown, marketing manager for Second Harvest said, “We’re already distributing turkeys to our agency partners. At this point, we’ve given out 5,500

turkeys to 21 counties.” A majority of those going to Chatham County residents and families. “Second Harvest partners with 285 agencies to get the food out to those in need during the holiday,” Brown said. “While we feed kids every day, we are definitely seeing an increase in the need for assistance around holidays.” Second Harvest and its partners are also putting side dishes together for folks who don’t necessarily need the full Thanksgiving meal, but can still use the help. “We’re also doing food drives at local Sam’s Clubs and Piggly Wiggly,” Brown noted. Brown said Second Harvest donated 25 million pounds of food in 2020 and is on track to distribute 28 million pounds in 2021. “We always appreciate donations,” Brown said. “One dollar translates into six meals. We can all make a difference. Hunger doesn’t stop after the holidays.” Savannah native and defensive end for the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders, Anthony M. Lanier II, and his nonprofit organization, Undefeated Warrior Foundation, partnering with Grand Lakes Club, hosted his 2nd Turkey and Food Drive on Nov. 20 at the Carver Village Community Center. The drive-through event allowed families to remain in their cars while a turkey and two bags of groceries were loaded into their vehicles. While the Undefeated Warrior Foundation is geared toward youth development and empowerment, Lanier began shifting his focus because of the pandemic to help do his part in providing some relief to families during the holidays. “Even though we weren’t able to have our annual youth football camp due to COVID, I wanted to find a way to still support the community that has supported me throughout my life,” said the alumni of Jenkins High School. Tara O’Sullivan, General Manager of Grand Lakes Club, which provided the turkeys, said, “You can see Anthony’s amazing, positive influence on the kids of the community. Anthony couldn’t be here with us to distribute the food because he’s in Canada playing football, but there were so many high school kids who showed up to lend a hand. These were mostly kids who have benefitted from his youth development programs and just love all Anthony does. He targets his mentoring programs to kids from single-parent homes. As a single parent myself, I especially appreciate his efforts.” O’Sullivan said the event distributed food to 250 local families. “People are just so appreciative,” she said. “Even though there are still tough times, folks were smiling, waving, sharing…loving. It was wonderful!” On Nov. 20, Tate Law Group and Tate Global Media partnered with St. John Baptist Church – The Mighty Fortress to distribute Thanksgiving meals and sides to 600 families at Memorial Stadium on Skidaway Rd. Mark Tate, founder of Tate Law Group and an organizer of the event said the event was about more than merely giving away food. “I don’t know if people know this,” Tate said. “Savannah has a 28% poverty rate with a lot of people—our neighbors—who are in need. There are a lot of people who can’t have the Thanksgiving they deserve. That’s why we have to help.” Speaking along with his wife, Natalie Hendrix, Tate said the Great Thanksgiving Turkey Drive-Thru Giveaway

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COMMUNITY PETS OF THE WEEK Each week, we will highlight pets available for adoption from local rescue organizations. In November, we are featuring Renegade Paws Rescue. NOVEMBER IS ‘RESCUE A SENIOR DOG’ MONTH!

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For the locals who have more than a passing interest in Savannah’s food scene, it was big news last Spring. One of their favorite chefs was back in a kitchen and they were more than ready to run out and Eat It and Like It. How do we know? We fielded more than a few emails at the time. They all expressed something different, but the all essentially asked the same thing. When? When? When? The chef behind that buzz is Lauren Teague. Jersey girl turned Low Country staple. She enjoyed a coming out party at the Andaz Hotel. Later she led the kitchen at incredibly popular Atlantic Neighborhood Eatery. Most recently she enjoyed a cup of coffee at Pacci Italian Kitchen at The Brice Hotel. Post Covid, Lauren is back. Right smack dab in the middle (literally if not figuratively) of Savannah’s food scene. But it isn’t what you think. Chef Lauren is now in charge of food and beverage operations at The DeSoto Savannah Hotel. Liberty Street at Bull. You know the one. Right in the middle of downtown. She’s been there since April. “When I walked in here, we had four people,” She told me recently. “Now we have 40. And my goal is to have about 80.” That’s a long way to come in such a short time, of course. She tells me she needed every minute of the last six months to execute the plan. “This is the biggest hotel I’ve worked in.” “The Brice was a few rooms bigger than Andaz and then now this.” A large hotel means a lot of meetings and banquets. Throw in your fair share of weddings here in red-hot downtown Savannah and you’ve got more than a full time job. Simultaneously, she took on the task of building a staff and reconcepting The DeSoto’s signature restaurant, The 1540 Room. This is where the path diverts a little bit from what you were expecting here. The vision all along wasn’t to have Chef Lauren running the show at The 1540 Room. The plan was to put the talent in place to execute something they believe to be different and fun on the food scene. She “talked to many” but ultimately settled on 2-3 to come in and actually audition. Yes, cook. “We were on the same page from day one.” she says. The young man she put in charge at 1540 is Collin Clemons. On paper, he holds the title of Chef de Cuisine. In reality, it’s his show at 1540. With a seal of approval from Chef Lauren, of course. “When we sat down to discuss a vision for the new 1540, I shared what I had in mind, then he shared his thoughts. We were on the same page.” Lauren says. Of course, the biggest question was the

direction of the concept. A concept she says was driven not only the name of the hotel (DeSoto) but the name of the restaurant. “We gave a lot of thought to the year 1540. The world was in the middle of The Spice Trade.” she says. “So we really thought it was an opportunity to offer flavors from anywhere. Right now it’s kind of North African, Mediterranean.” Indeed it is. Their new menu includes favorites like Baba Ghanoush and Lamb Pastilla. A couple of dishes I had the opportunity to try were the Duck Confit Cornbread and the Mushrooms. The latter of which was so delicious it made me wonder what life would be like as a vegetarian if I could eat stuff like that on the regulr. Of course, that was but a passing thought. Let’s not get silly. There are oysters, a Georgia shrimp dish and the obligatory meat and potatoes option for the carnivores among us. Coulotte Steak with Broccolini and Duck Fat Potatoes. The one I cannot wait to try is the Merguez: Morrocan Couscous, Turnips, Ras de Hanout Jus, Fried Chick Peas and Cilantro. Chef Collin has taken the vision and run with it. “There’s a whole line up of places in this city where you can get Shrimp and Grits.” He says. “We didn’t want to do that. We wanted to offer something different. Something no one is really doing in Savannah.” He makes a point. The closest ‘neighborhood’ these dishes live in is the still very new Common Thread in Savannah. The very popular LOKI Food truck is perhaps another, but outside of those, these flavors and sets are different for Savannah and what I enjoyed was fantastic. “We ate all over town.” Collin says of his ‘discovery phase’ with Chef Lauren. “We knew where we wanted to be. The same circle as a Husk or a Common Thread.” “I challenged him to be as locally sourced as possible” Lauren says. Which is something they could do easily in a hotel because they have another outlet for lunch or dinner up front. The new 1540 is designed to be a destination. For tourists as well as locals. And they are counting on the neighborhood coming out to enjoy their new spin. What Lauren’s fans won’t get is her electric smile and/or Mama Bear hugs when you walk in to the restaurant. That is, unless you happen to catch her there. In this instance, she’s moved up the ladder a little bit and has an entire building full of people to feed. This is Collin’s show now and she has every confidence in his execution of something she approves of. I’m looking forward to a full dinner there in a couple of weeks. They open for good December 1st. If the couple of bites I enjoyed are any indication, 1540 will immediately go on a locals circuit. Especially when you consider there is free valet parking at the hotel. Downtown Savannah? Yup. Sign me up for that one.We’ll see you there.

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HOP ATOMICA MADE WITH: Habanero Pepper Infused Vodka, lime juice, carrot juice, ginger and cinnamon syrup We start off with .5 ounces of lime juice and 1 ounce of carrot juice. I did a combination of ginger and cinnamon syrup. It’s got a fresh sort of snap to it and I said we need to turn the heat up a little more than that. So, I took some of our vodka and infused it with habanero peppers. It’s got a nice sort of spicy bite to it. You’ve got the heat from the habanero upfront and then kind of riding out the rest of it is that fresh ginger snap. It’s not overly spicy, but it still does have a kick with a cinnamon stick on top.

MEET THE MIXOLOGIST: SEAN WHALEY

I’ve been in Savannah for about five years after moving here from Detroit. I was looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Right now, we’re trying to make our own version of Campari so we can move forward and make Negroni’s now that we have Gin. We also have some Vamoose that we have been making here with muscadine grapes. My favorite drink on the menu is probably Ric Falernum. Falernum is the name of the ingredient, but I’m playing off of the wrestler, Ric Flair. Sean’s favorite on the menu: Ric Falernum Caribbean Blended Rum, lemon, lime, peach juice, falernum Compiled by Jamie Burton

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WHERE TO GRAB BRUNCH IN SAVANNAH

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

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

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

CHURCHILL’S

Two words: bottomless mimosas. 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 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,

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. Bring friends and check out their famous “Mimosa Tower.” 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 days a week. 21 E. McDonough St. mcdonoughslounge.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

FEATURED: MCDONOUGH’S

Known around town as a place where locals go, McDonough’s extensive menu ensures that everyone is able to find something to eat, even the pickiest of eaters. Kitchen is open at 10 a.m. seven days a week. available as well. 20 E. Broad St. thepirateshouse.com

BARNES RESTAURANT

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

LILI’S RESTAURANT & BAR

Relax and enjoy brunch on Wilmington Island with bottomless mimosas! Try the Spicy Tataki Bloody Mary, made with Savannah Bloody Mary Mix

and pepper-infused Vodka, garnished with pickled vegetables and seared Tuna. Brunch specialties: crab cakes benedict and breakfast burritos. Brunch is 11:00-3:00, Sundays 326 Johnny Mercer Boulevard, Wilmington Island

OAK 36 BAR + KITCHEN

Brunch at Oak 36 is the best way to start your weekend! The local favorite in the 12 Oaks Shopping Center in Midtown is now serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 -3. The menu features items like creamy gouda grits with shrimp and chorizo topped with a Lowcountry Sauce,

or buttermilk cheddar biscuits smothered in Hunter Cattle sausage gravy. Thirsty? Try Bottomless bubbles, peach, strawberry and raspberry bellini, Savannah Coffee Roasters Espresso Martini, Oak’s pickled bloody mary and a full craft cocktail menu. oakthirtysix.com

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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

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SCAD’s ‘A Thousand Miles and Counting’ honors the legacy of William and Ellen Craft while educating Chatham county youth By Kareem McMichael

CONNECT SAVANNAH | NOVEMBER 17-24, 2021

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Two significant figures in American history are honored in “A Thousand Miles and Counting,” a Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) produced short documentary film that celebrates William and Ellen Craft and their courageous escape from slavery. SCAD screened the documentary on November 15 at the SCAD Museum of Art (MOA). This event also marked the fifth anniversary of the museum’s Craft Family Medallion. They also announced curriculum that focuses on this history that can be taught in grades K-12. Following the screening was a conversation with Joël Díaz, director of SCAD MOA’s Evans Center for African American Studies, with Dr. Walter Evans, Vaughnette Goode-Walker, and Craft descendants Gail DeCosta and Vicki Davis Williams on the importance of preserving African American history and documenting acts of resistance. The eight-minute documentary is based on the book “Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom,” a written account by William and Ellen Craft, first published in 1860. “We were lucky because in our family my great great grandparents told their story. I knew about the story, and we were just lucky that we had the writings. Every year I read the story and new generations in the family read the story,” said Vicki Davis Williams the great great granddaughter of the Crafts. In the winter of 1848, over a decade before writing their account, the Crafts, an enslaved African-Amerian couple escaped from their enslavers in Macon, and embarked on a dangerous four-day journey to the free states. They created a plan; Ellen, who could pass as a white person because of her lighter skin, would disguise herself as a deaf, male slave owner, and William as her enslaved person. Upon completing the first stage of their journey, the Crafts arrived in Savannah, passing through the Central of Georgia Railway depot, the very place where the SCAD Museum of Art stands today. “She never denied her past life. They went on to become abolitionists and activists. Basically, they used passing—as they said—to their advantage, that she was light enough to look white and therefore could use that to achieve a freedom,” said Gail DeCosta, great great granddaughter of the Crafts. Safe passage through Savannah was the first steps of their successful journey. They escaped north in December, 1848, by traveling by train and steamboat, arriving in Philadelphia on Christmas Day. Their daring escape was widely publicized, and as prominent fugitives, they were threatened by slave catchers in Boston after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. So the Crafts emigrated to England where they found refuge. They lived there for nearly two decades and raised five children. The Crafts lectured publicly about their escape and challenged the Confederacy during the American Civil War. In 1860, they published a written account, “Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom.” Returning to America in in 1868, the Crafts opened an agricultural school for freedmen’s children in Bryan County. They worked at the school and its farm until 1890. They

Vaughnette Goode-Walker, Dr. Walter O. Evans, SCAD President Paula Wallace, Vicki Davis Williams, Gail DeCosta, Mayor Van Johsnon, Joël Díaz

eventually moved to Charleston to live with their daughter. Ellen passed away in 1891 and William in 1900. Over a century later in 2011, during the SCAD Museum of Art’s expansion, Dr. Walter O. Evans, a member of the SCAD Board of Visitors and benefactor of the SCAD Museum of Art’s Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art, shared the story of the Crafts with SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace. “The dramatic, real-life story of William and Ellen Craft is one of the most powerful I have ever heard. In 1848, they courageously escaped slavery and upended societal conventions of race, gender, and class in their 1,000-mile journey to freedom. Their travels, soon after escaping, remarkably landed them at the very site of today’s SCAD Museum of Art, and they lived in their final years nearby. We honor them as exemplars of many people who bravely and creatively changed their fate,” said Wallace. During the discussion Dr. Evans talked about how 16 years ago, he went to the City of Savannah and many others numerous times to try to create something to recognize the contributions of Ellen and William Craft, but he says not enough people were interested. “I had been trying to get state and local officials to create a marker to recognize, not just the Crafts but for other luminaries that had come to Savannah and there was no interest at all...until I made some statements in the New York Times. A reporter wanted to tell the story of how tourists and people come to Savannah and never know anything about the African American contributions to the city,” said Dr. Evans. In 2016, SCAD commissioned and installed a commemorative bronze medallion designed by SCAD graduate and foundation studies professor Andrew

MacDonald, in the lobby of the SCAD Museum of Art to illuminate the Crafts’ remarkable feat. “In these times, we hear words like inclusion and equity. By acknowledging and providing context for this history, SCAD seeks to play a key role in ensuring a just, equitable, and inclusive future. I am also glad the SCAD Museum of Art’s Evans Center for African American Studies has partnered with Dr. Ann Levett and the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System to share the Craft story with our students,” said Savannah Mayor Van Johnson who was at the screening of the documentary. The partnership between the SCAD MOA Evans Center for African American Studies and Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will be a two-part communityengaged learning experience. SCAD Museum of Art will host an hour-long film screening and contextual conversation in SCCPSS schools, followed by a 90-minute tour and workshop at SCAD MOA to learn about elements discussed in the film: legacies of enslavement; historical preservation; and the importance of advocacy and activism and the university will be expanding this to other regional and national school systems in the future. “I want to thank SCAD President Paula Wallace, Dr. Walter Evans, and the Savannah College of Art and Design for helping keep the amazing story of our ancestors alive and available to the public through this new educational film,” said Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely, activist, poet, and great-great granddaughter of the Crafts. A Thousand Miles and Counting is currently on view at the SCAD Museum of Art. For more information on the film and the curriculum visit scadmoa.org/crafts.


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ART PATROL ‘NOEL W ANDERSON: HEAVY IS THE CROWN’ EXHIBITION

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

“PONY BOY” ARTWORK BY BRAD SISKIN

Siskin’s exhibition “Pony Boy”— named after the 1983 Teen Drama “The Outsiders”—is currently on display at Stonelords Boutique at 415 Whitaker Street. The exhibition is made up of 19 crayon and marker drawings and five highly-rendered paintings, all stemming from the influence of the artists’ childhood. The exhibition will be on display through Dec. 4.

‘SUGAR’ EXHIBITION

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

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

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. kobogallery. com. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street

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. Sept. 17 - Dec. 31. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.. kobogallery.com Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street

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 Thurs. 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.

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 THROUGH DEC. 22, 2021 LANEY CONTEMPORARY Laney Contemporary is pleased to present the work of artist Benjamin Jones, whose practice has been established in Atlanta and revered internationally. 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 SAVANNAH AFRICAN ART MUSEUM WORKSHOPS

Savannah African Art Museum will continue its fall workshops lineup, slated to run through Saturday, Nov. 27. All workshops are free for patrons who register, although donations are appreciated. The museum’s staff requires masks to be worn at all workshops. “Exploring Animal Symbols in African Culture and Art” will close out SAAM’s fall workshop series from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27. At this workshop, participants will create a piece of art representing their favorite animal or one they feel represents them by drawing, molding clay, using animal stamps, and more. It will be held in in the SAAM garden. To register for the workshops, please visit the Eventbrite link located under the desired workshop’s page on SAAMs website at savannahafricanartmuseum.org

SULFUR STUDIOS

IMPACT exhibition (on display from November 4th - 28th, 2021) - featuring over 40 artists that have either: rented a studio with us, showed with us, collaborated with us, or artists that have made a big impact on Savannah itself. IMPACT will be in the Main Gallery and will also spill out onto every wall of the ground floor of the studio! sulfurstudios.org

‘SONYA CLARK: FINDING FREEDOM’ EXHIBITION

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

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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.

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DECORATE THE TREE CONTEST Our tree is looking a little bare! Use your crayons, markers, construction paper, glue, glitter, or craft supplies! Decorate the tree so it’s fit for the Christmas Festival! You may even win a gift card to a local merchant and your photo in Connect Savannah! WHERE TO SEND YOUR ENTRIES You can mail your entry or drop it off at: 611 E. Bay St. ATTN: Decorate the Tree Contest Savannah, GA 31401 CONTEST RULES • All fields on entry form must be completed to be considered valid. • Only one entry per person. • Artwork must be created by name on entry. • No adult’s work will be accepted. • No photocopies accepted. Original work only. • Entries will not be returned. • The judge’s decision is final. • All entries become property of Connect Savannah. • Winners agree to allow publication of their name, and, if necessary, their likeness in Connect Savannah and connectsavannah.com. Acceptance of any prize indicates acceptance of this clause. • Employees of Connect Savannah or Morris Multimedia and their immediate families are not eligible to win. ADDITIONAL COPIES MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT CONNECTSAVANNAH.COM ALL ENTRIES WILL BE DISPLAYED AT THE TRUSTEES’ GARDEN CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL ON DEC. 18. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED THERE. AGE CATEGORIES • 5 and under • 6-10 years • 11-14 years • 15-18 years ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE ON THURSDAY, DEC 15, 2021 BY 5PM.

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THE SAVANNAH GALLERY OF ART By Beth Logan

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A few months ago, I started noticing social media posts about a new downtown gallery coming to Bryan Street. Initially concerned that it may be a bit off the beaten track of the historic district, I visit the newly opened Savannah Gallery of Art on a recent sunny late afternoon. I find a beautiful redbrick warehouse space flooded with light, the entrance doors (actually on the Lincoln Street side of the building directly across from the Abe’s on Lincoln tavern) flung open to invite in the many locals, passersby and, of course, tourists walking to and from their hotels and inns on Bay and River Streets. “There are people everywhere!” says jewelry maker Cathy Sizer with delight. Sizer and seven other artists comprise the charter members of the Gallery. All eight had shown together at the former Savannah Art Association Gallery on Chippewa Square, a space I had thought would be terrific for foot traffic when it first opened. However, visitation was lower than hoped, and sales—especially following the three-month Covid-19 closure—were lower still. When the property owner informed the Association that their lease would not be renewed by giving a generous five months’ notice, Sizer sprang into action. Fellow charter member and photographer Joe Shields is the realtor who found the current building located directly behind, and owned by, the Staybridge Hotel on Bay Street. The tenant at the time, a Berkshire Hathaway Realty office, was moving out and there were already two other offers in place on the day Shields called the leasing agent. With no time to spare, the eight charter members bravely took a leap of faith, placed the highest offer, and began the work of forming an LLC and transforming the office into a serene and welcoming home for their art. Shields tells me, “one of the most incredible things about what we’ve done is that among the eight of us, each has different skills.” For example, on the afternoon of my visit, photographer Molly Cusick is at the sales counter hunched over her phone teaching Shields how to access and run the Gallery’s security system she newly set up; wood turner Roy Yarger is a Master Carpenter who designed and built the exhibition panels and print racks, figured out the best layout for the space and installed the lighting; and several members utilize their masterful social media skills (on the day I arrive the business appeared among the top listings in a Google search of Savannah galleries. Their choice of name does not hurt!) The founding partners have worked hard and are proud of their new space. “We look at this as a true gift—despite it being such a labor!” laughs Sizer. All eight charter artists are equal partners in the LCC and are actively jurying in other artists to swell their ranks. They have carefully created

Above: “Reflections” by Spotlight artist William Kwamena-Poh. Below, L-R: Jeweler Cathy Sizer, Photographer Molly Cusick. Opposite: James Mravec’s painting of Savannah’s Cathedral Basilica of St. John


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The Savannah Gallery of Art, already open seven days a week, will host its Grand Opening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3. It will feature work by Gallery members, Spotlight artist William Kwamena-Poh, and twenty-one guest artists in the “21 & Done!” juried show which hangs through December 31. The Gallery is located at 304 East Bryan at Lincoln. Connect at 912.358.0287, Instagram@savannahgalleryofart or SavannahGalleryofArt.com

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different levels of membership, dues, benefits and involvement for those who would like to join them (access that information on their website). At time of writing, three new artists have been juried in, and an additional six consignment artists will join in January. They also plan to host regular juried exhibitions and “Spotlight” artists. Sizer and Shields are particularly excited about the Spotlight exhibition space, housed within the glassed-off corner of the Gallery, home to the former conference room. The Gallery will spotlight local and regional artists of high merit with an emphasis on women and minority groups who may previously have been under-represented. Local businesses and individuals are sought to sponsor these rotating Guest Artist exhibits. The first Spotlight sponsor is Savannah’s iconic Crystal Beer Parlor, and the first Spotlight artist is William Kwamena-Poh, who will show his work at the Gallery’s opening celebration on Friday, Dec. 3. Savannah-based Kwamena-Poh paints watercolors of everyday life from his native Ghana, focusing on tableau of fishermen, women and children at the marketplace, beach, or chophouse (restaurants and eateries), and sensitive portraits of women in their traditional colorful fabrics. A self-taught artist, Kwamena-Poh uses an opaque watercolor called Gouache and works on a dry surface of three-hundred-pound paper. He considers his work to be a way of educating viewers about his culture and society. Normally found painting in his own studio, housed upstairs in City Market, he is often on the road participating in various public and private juried shows throughout the United States. The recipient of countless blue ribbons, Kwamena-Poh recently returned from his mother’s 90th birthday celebrations in Ghana and will be just back from the Thanksgiving weekend Cocoa Beach Art Show in time for the Savannah Gallery of Art festivities. In addition to the Spotlight Artist, the Gallery will also feature its first juried exhibition on Dec. 3. The partners devised a cleverly named “21 and Done!” show to usher out 2021. (“Good riddance!” chuckles Shields). The entry fee was $21 and, of course, twenty-one artists have been selected. The show will be judged by Savannah sculptor, artist and cabinet maker John Mitchell, MFA, and cash prizes of $1,000 will be awarded that evening. The eight partners are as follows: Wayne Chambers, a student of the famed New York Arts Students League, who has been painting for 59 years! His original watercolors and giclee prints on canvas feature iconic historic district homes and squares and Low Country marshes. Garry Covell, a self-trained artist, exhibits work in many styles utilizing a variety of media. During my visit I saw a Jackson Pollack-like paint splattered canvas and graphic colorful portraits of musicians such as Bob Marley, Ray Charles, and Janis Joplin. Molly Cusick takes nature photos which are infused into a coating on aluminum using high heat and high pressure. She recently returned from spending a year and half in New Zealand during lockdown and many of her pieces are of the trees and flora there. Patricia Elliott Lamar, a member of the American, Southern and Georgia Watercolor Societies displays paintings of Low Country scenes. James Mravec, who teaches illustration at SCAD, has been working on interactive media for over 35 years. Long interested in wildlife conservation, his oil paintings focus on wildlife art, Savannah scenes and fantasy illustrations. Joseph Shields, an international award-winning photographer, shows stunningly sharp images of Savannah and Tybee vignettes. His impeccably matted and framed work is in the Lamar Dodd Art Center in LaGrange, the Huntsville Museum of Art, in private and corporate collections, and is represented by two stock image agencies. Cathy Sizer has been creating her one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces for the past 15 years utilizing ng vintage materials she sources wherever she can. Roy Yarger, a member of the American Association of Woodturners, shows masterfully lathed and turned wooden pieces in which he laminates different woods together into intricate patterns.

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An instrument of change:

TOMMY HOLLAND CONTINUES TRADITION OF MUSICAL GIFTS FOR LOCAL CHILDREN A charitable music lover born and raised in Savannah, Tommy Holland has been hosting his “Tommy Holland and Friends Musical Toy and Benefit Concert” for the past six years as a charitable way to get musical instruments in children’s hands. In addition to charity, he has worked in sales and construction on and off throughout his life. Holland says this year’s event will feature a lot of great local musicians and will include the giveaway of instruments that haven’t been gifted in the past. THIS IS YOUR SIXTH YEAR HOSTING THE BENEFIT CONCERT, TELL ME A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT HOW THIS EVENT GOT STARTED The benefit originally started at Bar Food when I was playing with my band at Coffee Deli every Wednesday night. It actually started as “Tommy Holland and Friends Birthday Bash and Musical Toy Drive” because my birthday fell on the same day as the event that year. From there the benefit grew so for the last three years we’ve hosted it at Coach’s Corner. I lost my father when I was 14 years old and it was a very odd time in my life, but music was and always has been kinda my outlet. I had a guitar and I used to go down to the church on the corner, even when they weren’t open, and sit on the ground and play. Music helped change the direction of my life. Or maybe just irritated the neighbors! But, regardless, music helped me and I think it’s really beneficial for kids. Music also incorporates the sciences: the math, the english, the history, all of it. And it’s been around since the dawn of time.

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We’re giving away some pretty nice starter instruments this year! In the past we’ve bought acoustic guitars, keyboards, and ukuleles. This year we are actually giving away a few electric guitars and amplifiers, harmonicas, recorders, and anything else we can get our hands on. In addition to that, we’re also doing something else a little different this year. Portman’s Music Store is getting a certificate put together that we will send with the instruments and the recipients will be offered a seminar that will take place sometime in January that will give them an introduction to their instrument.

Part of the money that we will be collecting we’re going to hold and recipients of those we will also receive a letter offering several free lessons. So, we’ll actually be able to track the kids and follow them. If they’re not getting the help that they need, we’ll be able to offer it to them. HAVE YOU ALREADY STARTED FUNDRAISING? It’s funny because I accidentally started the fundraiser online six weeks ago. And before I could delete it somebody donated $55 and it’s up over $2,700 now! It’s incredible and I’m anticipating a really great turnout this year. THE SAVANNAH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1974 HAS TAGGED A MINI REUNION ON THIS YEAR’S EVENT, HOW DID THIS COME ABOUT? We have some really great bands performing at the event and one of those bands is “The Mixups.” The guys in the band have actually been in a band together since elementary school. I remember seeing them when I was in the sixth grade at Charles Ellis. They also played at a friend of mine’s birthday party. The band is incorporating several members of the Savannah High School Class of 1974 and because of that they have tagged a mini-reunion on to our event. I think this is the third or fourth time these guys have played since elementary school, so it’s pretty cool. In addition to “The Mixups” there are several other great bands performing at the event. Tommy Holland and Friends will be the grand finale, and I’m desperately seeking friends now! WHAT’S THE BEST CONCERT YOU’VE EVER BEEN TO? I’m a huge fan of The Byrds. I saw Roger McGwin twice back in the day on River street. He just did an acoustic set but the furthest you could get away from the stage was 25 feet. It was upfront, very personal, and totally incredible. I was actually working at the place where the concert was held at the time (it’s no longer open) and I was able to get his autograph after one of the concerts! It was extra special for me because my two cousins both played the guitar and they introduced me to the Byrds when I was 13 or 14 years old. So, as a huge Byrds fan it was really awesome to get his autograph!

DO YOU WRITE YOUR OWN MUSIC? I do! But, it’s not very good (laughs). I play and sing and have a good time with it! I prefer playing for free so nobody can complain! WHAT’S ONE THING THAT’S ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? Recording a song! I always tell people that I’d like to at least get one song recorded before I die! I just want it documented. I’ve got a couple of songs uploaded on Youtube but nothing in record format. I’ve

also ironically enough never been to Little Tybee! So I guess that would be on my bucket list as well. Tommy Holland and Friends Musical Toy and Benefit Concert will take place at Coach’s Corner starting at 6 p.m. on Sat., Nov 27. For more information or to register visit eventbrite and search for the event. To make donations to the toy drive visit Facebook and search for “6th Annual Tommy Holland and Friends Musical Toy Drive” page or donate through Zelle to htholland1965@comcast.net. -Interview by Angie Miller


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Before re-emerging with a new sound, style, and name, Czar was known as Juliet Simms, former lead singer/guitarist for the emo-punk band “Automatic Loveletter” and runner up of season two of NBC’s “The Voice.” She released her debut album “Created From Filth and Mud” under her new name earlier this year to demonstrate her newfound creative control. “The whole concept of this new persona, artist, and record would never have come to fruition if I wouldn’t have had the journey that I have had,” Czar said. “For a long time as Juliet Simms, I didn’t know who I was. I spent the first part of my career being told who I was - what I should sound like, what kind of music I should make, what I should look like, etc. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told by someone at a record label company that women don’t succeed in rock music because it’s a man’s world.” After leaving “The Voice,” Czar performed under her birth name for several years and struggled with finding her identity as an artist due to her lack of creative control. Deciding to branch out, she says she was then lucky enough to meet a producer who stood behind her desired sound. “I was lucky enough to get into the studio with a producer named Scott Stevens who was the first producer that I’ve worked with that’s said to me ‘your sound doesn’t exist yet and we’re not going to put labels on you and we’re not going to make you sound like anybody else,’” she said. “That first day in the studio with him was a very pivotal, life changing moment for me.” With Stevens by her side, Czar added that it was her during her downtime over the pandemic that she decided to go for it and change her style, sound, and name. “During the pandemic I had a lot of time to sit and figure out if I was doing exactly what I wanted to be doing as an artist and

I found out that I was not,” she said. “Throughout the process of writing and recording my new album, I’ve made some huge personal changes and left who I used to be in the past. I’ve always been very big on putting my personal experiences and real life into my music so I thought that I needed to make that change and put that message in through me as an artist and in my music.” With a mission to succeed in a male predominant industry, Czar explains why she chose the name “Lilith Czar.” “I was reading about feminists and female empowerment and kind of going down that whole rabbit hole,” she said. “I came across the Goddess “Lilith” and I started researching everything about her. There are a lot of different myths but I came across the story of her and Adam. She predates Eve, but she was born and made from the same filth and dust that Adam was, and because of that, she felt she was his equal. She was made to serve Adam, but she wouldn’t submit to him, so he kept her out of Heaven and sent her to Hell. Lilith represents ultimate female strength and outspokenness and rebellion and going against the norm. Then blending that with a name like ‘czar,’ czar means king. It’s the perfect culmination of femininity and masculinity and equality.” This isn’t the first time that a musical artist or band has changed their persona or musical style - The Beatles became Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Eminem turned into Slim Shady, and David Bowie took on the alter-ego of Ziggy Stardust. Czar added that she actually credits David Bowie as one of her biggest musical influences. “David Bowie is certainly a huge musical influence of mine, I’ve always gravitated heavily towards the theatrical side of rock n’ roll,” she said. “I also appreciate his evolution of eras, he would transform himself and every record he was a different entity. The whole concept of Lilith Czar and Created From Filth and Dust comes from that magic of creating your own world and inviting others into it.” Lilith Czar will perform at District Live on Sun., Nov 28 at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information visit ticketmaster.com and search for the artist.

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Music fans finding themselves missing the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter and musician Neil Young will want to join “Dreamer of Pictures - A Celebration of Neil Young,” an ensemble collection of over ten local musicians paying tribute to his six decade career. Local blues musician Ray Lundy will be performing as part of the ensemble, and Eric Britt of New American Hologram and Hazel Virtue was the man behind the idea of the show. Lundy is looking forward to working with what he calls “a bunch of local unknown legends” and paying tribute to someone who had a heavy influence on him. “I was approached by Eric Britt of New American Hologram and Hazel Virtue about doing the show,” Lundy said. “He asked me if I admired Neil Young and his music and I said of course he’s a huge part of my formative years. Even though I’m more of a blues guy I actually learned how to play guitar by listening to Neil Young and his acoustic stuff. For the opportunity to be part of a tribute show and to work with all these other great musicians together on this one big project...it’s just good for the soul. It’s good for comradery, community, all that good stuff.” Before achieving a successful solo career, Young was one of the founders of the band Buffalo Springfield and performed with Crosby, Stills, and Nash. He’s produced over 40 studio albums and has even earned the title “Godfather of Grunge” for his influence on the grunge music scene of the 1990s. “We could do this show again with all new different material,” Lundy said. “Neil has just such a gigantic catalogue. He has a line in one of his songs that says ‘my life is an open book, you read it on the radio.’ I always thought that was fascinating. As you get into his songs and you see how he marries the lyrics with his music, you get some really interesting insight into the man himself. It’s been really interesting and fun to get a better insight into these pictures he’s been dreaming of.” With such a large catalogue of music to

choose from, Lundy added that the tribute show will be broken into an acoustic set and an electric set. “The first part of the show will be an acoustic set,” he said. “Matt Eckstine will be flying the plane for that portion and it will be combinations of different musicians from different bands coming together to perform some of Neil’s songs. “In the electric portion, we’ll be playing the harder edged stuff. The New American Hologram is basically going to be the house band or ‘Crazy Horse’ in this situation. We’ll also have guests come and lead some other songs as well.” In addition to performing with other local artists, Lundy says he’s also looking

forward to the audience’s involvement, something that he feels Neil Young’s music is all about. “Neil has just good down home, earthy music. He puts a song on peoples lips not just in their ears. Another reason I love this show so much is because it gets everyone together. That’s what his music is all about. I’m hoping the audience will join us in a chorus and try to lift the ceiling a little bit higher! “Dreamer of Pictures - A Celebration of Neil Young” will take place at 7 p.m. on Wed., Nov 24 at Victory North. For more information or to purchase tickets visit eventbrite and search for the event.


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THUR JULY 29 Music in the Soundgarden

NATE ALLEN @ THE WORMHOLE

The Savannah-raised, Atlanta-based comedian has appeared at the Savannah Comedy Festival and on REVOLT TV’s Funny AF. And he is. Find out about porn Rule 34, the truth about dogs, and specY O U Ron exactly what’s in that G E T ulation medicine T S O Nhis girlfriend gave him. T I C K ENot to mention, of course, masturE! BRIT bation jokes. EVENT SATURDAY NOV 27 | 8 PM

FRI NOV 26

KING OF POP - A TRIBUTE TO THE GENIUS OF MICHAEL JACKSON

FISH PATROL WITH ANDREW GILL AND FRIENDS THE ULTIMATE AEROSMITH TRIBUTE

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TONIGHT!! More than 10 Savannah musicians, all presumably crazed fans of Neil (and Sea Wolf hot dogs), gather to pay tribute to the Canadian musical genius. Set one is acoustic, set two is electric, and set three is a monster jam and maybe — hopefully — a note-for-note cover of Arc. WEDNESDAY NOV 24 | 7 PM

TOMMY HOLLAND & FRIENDS TOY DRIVE + BENEFIT @ COACH’S CORNER

The sixth annual installment of a night full of Savannah musicians offers not only a respite from Thanksgiving overeating and the existential horrors of Black Friday, but a nice way to give back to those in need. The event is free, and donations help put musical instruments under Christmas trees. A noble endeavor. SATURDAY NOV 27 | 6 PM

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AUG 14 Interstellar Echoes - A Tribute to Pink Floyd AUG 20 The Bitteroots AUG 27 The Petty Hearts - The National Tom Petty Tribute Show Come watch sports action this AUG 28all The the Stratton James Trio holiday season here at Coach’s Corner! SEPT 3 Tribute -A Celebration of the Allman Bros. Band SEPT 4 Slippery When Wet - A Tribute to Bon Jovi SEPT 11 Jupiter Coyote

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Declare all-out-war on the stupid work week for jerks with a Sunday night get-down at the always-hoppin’ Congress Street Social Club. Eric “Big E” Moore leads his band for yet another night of soul, funk, jazz, R&B and classic rock. Treat Monday with the contempt it deserves. SUNDAY NOV 28 | 10 PM

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WEDNESDAY 11/24 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 11/25 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 11/26 LIVE MUSIC

Coach’s Corner Andrew Gill, 7 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant JodyJazz Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Service Brewing Company Bluegrass By The Pint with Swamptooth, 6 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m.

KARAOKE

COMEDY

VICE Lounge + Mojito Bar Diva Royale Drag Queen Show Savannah, GA - Weekly Drag Queen Shows, 6 & 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 11/27 LIVE MUSIC

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

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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.

COMEDY

VICE Lounge + Mojito Bar Diva Royale Drag Queen Show Savannah, GA - Weekly Drag Queen Shows, 6 p.m.

DJ

Club 51 Degrees Dance Party

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

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

SUNDAY 11/28 LIVE MUSIC

Collins Quarter at Forsyth Ember City, 2 p.m. Congress Street Social Club

Voodoo Soup, 10 p.m. The Historic Savannah Theatre Sister Act The Musical Myrtle & Rose, Rooftop Garden Plant Riverside Live Jazz Sunday Brunch Featuring the Howard Paul Jazz Trio, 11 a.m.3 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Roy Swindell, 7 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

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

KARAOKE

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

COMEDY

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

TRIVIA NIGHT WITH JESS SHAW @ SERVICE BREWING CO.

Trivia Night like you have never imagined! Jess Shaw and Kevin Ryan will guide you through an evening of trivia and self discovery. Not only will they test how smart you are, but you may need to be prepared to compete in interactive challenge rounds in order to gain extra points! 574 Indian St. Every Wednesday at 6:30pm!

MONDAY 11/29 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 11/30 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.


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LILITH CZAR @ DISTRICT LIVE

LA rock singer Juliet Simms kicked around in bands and as a solo act for 15+ years, so she reinvented herself as Lilith Czar. The results are impressive. Her voice has massive presence and the imagery is slick, both matched by the seemingly expensive production values. Expect a well-executed live show. SUNDAY NOV 28 | 8 PM

FISH PATROL @ COACH’S CORNER

Catch the debut show of Savannah music scene mainstay Andrew Gill’s new band. Gill played for years in Wormsloew, a sweet mélange of Southern rock and jam band noodling, as well as old school country act Junkyard Angel. Go see what the prolific guitarist is up to now. FRIDAY NOV 26 | 7:30 PM

The Elan website asks, “Who’s ready to get weird?” In a club, and a genre of music, known for celebrating the unusual, this question speaks volumes. Luzcid mashes up old school dubstep and bass with glitch-hop, ambient and whatever else works. High-caliber EDM experimentation that hits. SATURDAY NOV 27 | 9 PM

JUNIPER IV @ THE WORMHOLE

Veteran hard rockers from Jacksonville deliver a refined sound with big vocals and exemplary musicianship. Swerving from rock and roll riffs to semi-proggy jams, the band’s experience is evident. Fellow Jax band The Dog Apollo, who sport a more reverb-laden UK alt-rock sound, opens. SATURDAY NOV 27 | 10 PM

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JONESIN’ CROSSWORD “A Lot of Back and Forth”--here are a few examples. by Matt Jones

An immersive, 2-day leadership experience.

FEB. 28 & March1

CONNECT SAVANNAH | NOVEMBER 17-24, 2021

The Southeast Georgia Leadership Forum is a two-day event that brings together more than 400 leaders representing neighborhoods, non-profits, civic groups, government, businesses and the up and comers.

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Organized by Morris Multimedia Inc., with the generous support of Georgia Southern University, the Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Power and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, the first ever forum is taking place on February 28 & March 1 2022 at Trustees’ Garden in Savannah, Georgia. To help our communities succeed in an ever changing and fast paced society, the forum is focused on discovering our collective potential to be greater by committing to new ideas, supporting the growth of our emerging and established leaders, and by being purposeful in building collaboration from all segments of our diverse communities. Working together we can make our communities stronger and better.

visit www.southeastGAleadershipforum.com for more information!

©2021 Matt Jones

Trustees’ Garden

ACROSS 1 Regular doofus 6 Spits some bars 10 Noun’s modifier (abbr.) 13 “The Crown” crown 14 ___ Parker (fashion brand) 15 1998 figure skating gold medalist Kulik 16 Deodorant brand 17 Contestant who may show up seemingly out of nowhere 19 Facts and figures about a flat paddleboat? 21 Noteworthy span 22 Mississauga’s prov. 23 “The Orville” creator MacFarlane 24 Prognosticator 26 “The Matrix Resurrections” star 30 French Polynesia’s capital 33 1950s French president Rene 34 Long stories about a “M*A*S*H” character’s featured instrumental breaks? 38 Quickly 39 Sanctifies, in a way 40 Big name in violins and jet skis 43 “Strange” prefix 44 Physiques 46 “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star Simu 47 Suffix after potent or caliph 50 Prescribe city-wide anxiety medication?

55 Dinosaur with large thumb spikes 56 Sidewinder, e.g. 57 Attendee 58 Davidson of “SNL” 59 Word before workings 60 ‘21 World Series champs 61 River in World War I headlines 62 Megan Thee Stallion song about which Weird Al tweeted: “Just listened to this. Not a very faithful cover version, if you ask me.” DOWN 1 Lacking new ideas 2 Job offerer 3 Early earwig? 4 Brendon of Panic! at the Disco 5 One who doesn’t take defeat well 6 Identify with 7 Page-___ (calendar brand) 8 Falafel holders 9 Quest participant 10 Ski resort near Salt Lake City 11 Gossip 12 Toronto team, casually 15 Completed, in Hollywood parlance 18 90 degrees from norte 20 Genuflection joints 25 “Don’t sweat it!” 27 “Mad TV” cast member Paul (the only openly gay cast member at the time) 28 Train station figs.

29 Admin’s domain, for short 30 “Que ___?” (Spanish greeting) 31 Savage of “MythBusters” 32 His items were too big, hard, and hot 34 Jamie Foxx’s Oscar film 35 Specialty of Emo Philips or Milton Jones 36 16-bit hedgehog 37 Her backing group is The Banshees 41 Triceratops feature 42 It’s written for commercials 45 Polygon’s count 47 “Oh what the hell, I’ll just crush him like ___” (Mr. Burns quote) 48 “Oh Myyy!” memoirist George 49 Apply 50 Latvia’s capital 51 Awards distinction for Audrey Hepburn 52 Tank filler 53 Show of hands 54 Paquin of “The Piano”

CROSSWORD ANSWERS


CONNECT SAVANNAH’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

A Carefully Curated Collection of Last-Minute, Clever and Unique Gift Ideas from Coastal Empire Shops and Businesses.

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A special advertising section

NEWS AND EVENTS FROM THE LOCAL LATIN COMMUNITY UNITED WAY QUIERE AYUDARTE

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United Way es creado por la comunidad para la comunidad. Con un red de programas y servicios que ayudan a todos a prosperar. 1 : Apoyamos a organizaciones no lucrativas UWCE.org/fundednonprofits 2: Proveemos asistencia para las necesidades de la comunidad. Llama para info al 211

Notes fromLisette:

Todos hablamos de agradecimiento en este mes, una acción bastante válida para tener en cuenta ya que como seres activos, y que conste que no dije vivos “activos” olvidamos tener ante las bondades y bendiciones que recibimos. Así que me uno a todas las notas de agradecimiento que compartimos en estos días y aprovecho para extender un pensamiento mio pero estoy segura es una situación común en muchas mentes y hogares a lo largo y ancho de nuestro país. Este pensamiento está ligado a la empatía y al reconocimiento de nuestra cultura en la sociedad, quiero enfatizar en que la descriminacion no es un estado del ser humano, ni siquiera es un proceso en la sociedad, es la actitud mental que tiene tanto quien la produce, como quien la recibe, y solo habla de las limitaciones en el conocimiento acerca de quién o qué son las personas, la mayoría de las veces inclusive está relacionada a un tipo de argumento sin sentido aprendido o heredado por aquellos que en su momento estuvieron afectados por la migración de individuos en su hábitat interior, sin embargo es importante aclarar que todos de una manera u otra sin distinción de raza ni color estamos jugando las misma reglas de sucesión, en otras palabras solo el hecho de ser humanos nos conduce a tener comportamientos en ocasiones poco ortodoxos que crean degeneración en la sociedad, esto más que el color en nuestra piel o la etnia a la que se pertenece tiene que ver con estilos de vida, y situaciones a las que se enfrentó durante nuestra etapa de crecimiento, por eso es importante la compasión y la empatía. Bajo todos los términos filosóficos y religiosos el amor por los demás es una regla o principio que hay que respetar, es por eso que mi mensaje el dia de hoy está dirigido a tu se ser : Haz el bien y no mires a quien, da lo mejor de ti y recuerda que en la manera como te perciben es la manera como posiblemente perciben a los demás bajo su denominación llámese Colombiano, Mexicano, Venezolano o Cubano o simplemente Latino. Te doy Gracias de manera personal por ser parte de nuestra comunidad y liderar con tu ejemplo un trabajo valioso para seguir dejando huella y abriendo el camino para los demás.

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY AGENDA LATINA

3: Si deseas ser Voluntario en causas que fortalecen nuestra comunidad tenemos muchas oportunidades www.UWCE.org/VOLUNTERR

DO YOU WANT TO DANCE SALSA AND LATIN MUSIC ? Salsa 3 Nights a Week Free Salsa Class Mint to be Mojitos Thursday/Jueves Intermediate class 7:00 pm Beginners 7:45 pm Social 8:30-11:00 pm 12 W State St, Savannah JJ’s Bar & Grill Friday/Viernes Beginners Bachata 8:30 pm Social 9:30 till close 726 Oglethorpe Hwy, Hinesville 201 Tapas Lounge Saturday/Sabado Beginners class 9:00 p.m. Social 10:00 till close Para más eventos e información relacionada a la comunidad latina visita agendalatinausa.com

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CONOCE MÁS DE LO NUESTRO: D’CORNER LATIN AMERICAN RESTAURANT. 552 W Oglethorpe Hwy, Hinesville / 3975 Hwy 17, Richmond Hill Una familia Puertorriqueña inició este legado que se ha convertido en la esquina favorita de los residentes y visitantes de Hinesville y Richmond Hill - dos locaciones que sin lugar a dudas dejan el sabor de la rica comida Latina con el toque especial Puerto Riqueño muy en alto, La familia D’Corner arribó a Hinesville después del Huracan Maria buscando oportunidades y deseando completar sus metas y sueños de vida, con experiencia en la industria de los restaurantes después de pensarlo y visualizarlo, la oportunidad llegó. Y hoy se forjan como una cadena sólida de restaurantes que con poco tiempo en nuestra área han cautivado no solo el corazón de sus visitantes, también el estómago y nuestro paladar. Que sigan los éxitos para la Familia D’Corner y para usted señor lector no olvide darle like a la pagina de facebook e instagram. Conectados somos mas

Learn some Language SPANISH ENGLISH ¿Cuáles son tus pasatiempos?

What are your hobbies?

A Special THANK YOU to Georgia Southern University for their support!


PARA PROSPERAR En Georgia Southern, creemos que la diversidad es una fuerza. Cuando estudiantes de diferentes ámbitos de la vida se unen para aprender unos de otros, crean un mundo mejor. Por eso celebramos las varias culturas de nuestra comunidad. Para nuestros estudiantes hispanos y latinos, eso significa eventos culturales y aprendizaje, grupos de discusión, fiestas, organizaciones estudiantiles como alcance hispano y logros de liderazgo y mucho más. Podríamos contárselo todo, pero dejaremos que nuestros estudiantes lo hagan. “El Programa de Liderazgo y Alcance Hispano me dio la oportunidad de ser parte de algo que era más grande que yo. Es una de las razones por las que me encanta ir a Georgia Southern.” — Diana Pineda HOLA President

Para más información, visita nuestra página web

GeorgiaSouthern.edu


PHOTOS FROM LOCAL EVENTS

Photos by Bunny Ware

View more photos online at connectsavannah.com/connected

Erica Baskin, Caleb Harkleroad, Greg Lard, Stephen Plunk, Chris Sweat, Danny and Kristen Harkleroad, Becca Rivera

Meghan Lowe of Make-A-Wish Georgia

Sally Werntz, Heather Gunter, Melisa Orr, Rene Marinelli

Liza DeMarco, Robert & Amy Shippy

Arra Riggs, Montana Tohm

MAKE A WISH GEORGIA ‘WAITING FOR WISHES’ AT PERRY LANE HOTEL Make-A-Wish Georgia ‘Waiting For Wishes’ was held at the Perry Lane Hotel Thurs., Nov. 18. 14 local “waiters” competed for the opportunity to grant a wish while serving a three course meal to their guests. Money raised at this event stays here in our local community and benefits many children with critical illnesses. There are 54 kids in Savannah waiting for wishes, and the funds from this event go towards helping these kids get their wish granted.

Andrew Cosey, Kristen Harkleroad

Mayor Van Johnson, Marianne Ganem Poppell


CONNECT SAVANNAH would like to wish all our readers a very Happy and Healthy

Please note our offices will be closed on Thurs. Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26 so our staff may enjoy Thanksgiving with their families and friends. Please visit

connectsavannah.com for the most up to date arts, entertainment and community news in the Coastal Empire.


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