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Trav’lin’ Light: The Music of Mercer June 25th, 8:00pm

From Russia With Love June 26th, 8:00pm

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Concert: Bill and Eli Perras and Chris Desa

The Savannah Folk Music Society presents this concert. 7 p.m Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. $15

Film: Mystery Christopher Lee Film

Known and beloved worldwide for his many iconic roles, Christopher Lee was a towering figure in genre films and whose influence cannot be underestimated. In celebration of his life, the PFS will screen one of Lee's personal favorite movies he made. The exact title will remain secret until showtime, but it is almost entirely unknown in the United States. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7

How Not to Look Like a Hot Mess

Join Jules for this makeup learning event with a Q&A session on what works and a tutorial on how to pull yourself and your look together in a flash. 5:30-7:30 p.m Broughton Exchange, 18 E Broughton St.

Film: Urban Warrior

A documentary project investigating the growing collaboration between the U.S. military and domestic law enforcement. The film charts this trend over the last three decades, and showcases in-depth case studies of militarized policing, from the Seattle WTO protests to the Elian Gonzales raid. 6:30 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Free 912-507-5735. fsioab@yahoo.com

Free HIV Testing

The Coastal Health District HIV program will offer free HIV testing in observance of National HIV Testing Day. Testing will be done without the use of a needle, and results will be delivered in 20 minutes. A follow-up visit will be scheduled for anyone who tests positive, and counseling will be made available. 3-7 p.m Walgreens, 700 E Derenne Ave.

Lecture: Bet You Didn't Know: The Telfair's Collection of African American Art

Discover the story of Telfair's growing collection of African American Paddle Georgia art, currently This seven-day, 90-mile adventure takes featuring over 80 place on the Ogeechee River, a free-flowing unique pieces. blackwater river that spans 245 miles. The Join Friends of paddle begins at the Rocky Ford boat ramp African American and ends at the Kings Ferry Park. Arts (FAAA) for an June 20-26 in-depth lecture by Ogeechee Riverkeeper, 785 King George Blvd, STE Courtney McNeil, 103. Telfair’s Curator of $425 Fine Art and Exhi866-942-6222. gapaddle.com bitions, covering the current state of Thursday / 25 the

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Similar to a progressive dinner; neighbors and friends enjoy a self-guided tour from historic home to home while enjoying wine, food and art. This year’s event features four historic homes, located along E. Hall Street and will begin at the Savannah Law School. Guests will meet and mingle with homeowners and artists and will have the opportunity to purchase original art along the way. 5:30 p.m Downtown Savannah, downtown. $75

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collection and where it will grow from here. Stick around after the lecture for a reception with FAAA members in the Eckburg Atrium. 6 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Savannah Sand Gnats

Vs. Lexington. Thirsty Thursday. 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8

Travlin' Light

Acclaimed New York Cabaret artist and concert performer Minda Larsen interprets the music of Johnny Mercer, including his signature standards such as "Goody Goody," "Skylark," "Too Marvelous For Words," and "Moon River." Travlin’ Light celebrates Johnny's roots in the South, his departure from it to New York and Hollywood and his struggle to maintain a balance between the two. A $1 per ticket Historic Preservation Fee will be added to all tickets purchased. The fee is for the ongoing preservation and maintenance of the Lucas Theatre. 8-10 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $25 912-525-5050. lucastheatre.com/ schedule/travlin-light/

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Join Savannah's bicycle community for a free ride to raise awareness for bike rights. Last Friday of every month, 6 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

Film: From Russia with Love

From Russia with Love is the second James Bond film, starring Sean Connery. It is based on the 1958 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. In the film, James Bond is sent to assist in the defection of Soviet consulate clerk Tatiana Romanova in Turkey, where Spectre plans to avenge Bond’s killing of Dr. No. 8 p.m Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $8

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Film: Plan 9 from Outer Space

Join the Psychotronic Film Society for the midnight screening of this film, a 1959 cult classic by the infamously misguided filmmaker Ed Wood and starring Bela Lugosi. Suitable for ages 14 and up. 11:45 p.m Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $6

Free HIV Testing

The Coastal Health District HIV program will offer free HIV testing in observance of National HIV Testing Day. Testing will be done without the use of a needle, and results will be delivered in 20 minutes. A follow-up visit will be scheduled for anyone who tests positive, and counseling will be made available. 3-7 p.m Walgreens, 700 E Derenne Ave.

Savannah Sand Gnats

Vs. Lexington. Facebook Flashback Friday. The first 1,000 fans in the gates will receive a free Sand Gnats T-shirt. 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8

Screen on the Green

To close June with a bang, the West Broad Street YMCA invites the family out for Screen on the Green movie night starring Annie. Bring blankets and pillows or lawn chairs for this outdoor event and enjoy some popcorn, as little orphan Annie reminds is that the sun will come out tomorrow! $5 to attend. 6 p.m YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St.

Seersucker Live: The Musical Episode

Harrison Scott Key, Ruth Martini, and Tony Morris will read their work and perform a song with help from the Seersucker Live Orchestra. 7:30 p.m Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd.

SOS Forest Fun Day

Southerners concerned about the destruction of their forests can come together to send a personal message to the European decision-makers who are using their natural resources. There will be games for kids, a 7' tall SOS bottle, and plenty of local companies in attendance. 12-5 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.


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Jim Lauderdale is a multiple Grammy and Americana Music Association Awardwinning musician and one of the most respected artists working the Americana, Bluegrass and Country music communities today. The Accomplices join him onstage. 8 p.m Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street.

The Coastal Health District HIV program will offer free HIV testing in observance of National HIV Testing Day. Testing will be done without the use of a needle, and results will be delivered in 20 minutes. A follow-up visit will be scheduled for anyone who tests positive, and counseling will be made available. 10 a.m.-2 p.m Walgreens, 700 E Derenne Ave.

Concert: Snyder Family Band

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Concert: Jim Lauderdale

The Snyder Family Band from Lexington, NC, performs a blend of family friendly music that appeals to all ages and audiences. What the listener will find exciting about a Snyder Family Band show is how these young musicians take from multiple genres and create a unique sound that includes not only bluegrass, but also southern rock, blues, Texas swing, and newgrass. 8 p.m Randy Wood Guitars (Bloomingdale), 1304 East Hwy. 80. $20 plus tax

Film: The Terminator

A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. Followed by a post show discussion of the film. 7 p.m Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

Forsyth Farmers Market

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods. 9 a.m.-1 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. forsythfarmersmarket.com

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machines through the use of a line shaft, join a Pullman rail car tour, operate our handcar, and more! 10 a.m.-5 p.m Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road. $10 per adult, $6 per child (ages 2-12) 912-651-6823. chsgeorgia.org

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Vs. Lexington. Dollar Monday. 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8

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Savannah Sand Gnats

Under the direction of Savannah Winds principal conductor and music director Mark B. Johnson, the Winds celebrate all that is American with the brilliant music of John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin, and Lee Greenwood, amongst others. 3 p.m Armstrong Fine Arts Center, 11935 Abercorn St.

Savannah Sand Gnats

Vs. Lexington. Bring your dog to the game. Kids eat free and run the bases after the game. 2:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8

Steam Days

Families are welcome to join us at Georgia State Railroad Museum to help celebrate over 100 years of steam. Take a train tour of the site with our fully restored 1913 Steam Locomotive #30. Meet the engineer and go behind the scenes to learn about the restoration of the #15 - a 101 year-old steam locomotive. Experience a demonstration of the 1858 Smith & Porter Stationary Steam Engine, see how steam engines were used to power other machines through the use of a line shaft, join a Pullman rail car tour, operate our handcar, and more! 10 a.m.-5 p.m Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road. $10 per adult, $6 per child (ages 2-12) 912-651-6823. chsgeorgia.org

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Vendors include Hardwicke Farms, Sage Wishes, FraLi Gourmet, Savannah River Farms, Woodland Swamp Farm, Sikes Honey, Foods of the Farm, and Farm Fresh Produce. There will also be free balloons, reusable shopping bags, corn hole, and a bouncy house. 2-7 p.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. Vs. Augusta. Two-for Tuesday. 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8

Wednesday / 1 Film: Something Is Creeping in the Dark In honor of Farley Granger's 90th birthday, the PFS screens this creepy and well-made Euro horror flick, clearly based on Agatha Christie's mystery novel "And Then There Were None." 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $6

Savannah Sand Gnats

Vs. Augusta. Pack the Park for charity. 7:05 p.m Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. $8


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#TakeDownTheFlag? That’s the easy part slavery—might also host such cathartic redemption. Charleston’s nickname “The Holy City,” while actually referring to the large number of steeples visible on its skyline, has never been more appropriate. But as #CHSlove was in effect, another hashtag took form: #TakeDownTheFlag. Now, I’m just old enough to remember when down here it was usually simply called “the rebel flag.” In mainstream (white) pop culture at the time, that flag was used to express defiance of authority. Any authority. English punk bands plastered rebel flag stickers on their guitars and guitar cases. Harley riders sported rebel flag patches on their jackets. The Allman Brothers—one of the first racially integrated rock bands— sometimes flew a rebel flag onstage. Hell, them Duke boys rode all over Hazzard County with a big-ass rebel flag emblazoned on the General Lee. And Waylon assured us they were just good ol’ boys, never meanin’ no harm. Of course, the dark side of the rebel flag’s outlaw symbolism was the fact that it really only became widespread down here during the 1950s and 1960s as a symbol of segregationists and the KKK, in defiance of federal integration mandates.

The average Confederate soldier probably never laid eyes on it, usually fighting under his own state flag or maybe a “Secession ALMOST EIGHT Banner” tailored to his unit. YEARS to the day prior Times change. People change. A younger to Dylann Roof murdergeneration of white people, much more ing nine worshippers at a racially aware, associates the Confederate historically black church in flag with racism and nothing else. (I operate Charleston, nine other peoon the very safe assumption that Africanple were also victims of an Americans have always seen it that way.) unimaginable tragAs I write this, Gov. Nikki Haley has edy in that city. called to ban the Confederate battle flag On June 18, 2007, firefighters now from all government sites in South Carolina. remembered as the Charleston Nine died And by the time you read this the flag responding to a fire in a furniture store. itself will be gone, a non-issue. Their solemn memorial on Highway 17 will So the piece of cloth is down without a now be echoed by a memorial to the Emanfight. After the cloth is gone comes the real uel Nine, on the other side of the peninsula. fight. Clearly, being shot down in your own The hard work of self-searching. Of findchurch by a twisted, racist terrorist is not ing real solutions. And yes, of forgiveness. the same as a firefighter dying in the line of We’ll need all that to deal with racism. duty. I don’t mean to conflate the two. We’ll also need it to deal with the next But first hearing the news, I couldn’t help mass shooting, wherever it may be and but be freaked out by the coincidence. whatever its motivation. And I couldn’t help but wonder what it And the one after that. means to Charleston—a city I’ve come to And the one after that. know and love—that the last two major As much as we pray that this massacre national headlines they’ve received were will be the last one, it likely won’t be. about the mass deaths of nine people. As much as we want to think Charleston I didn’t have to wonder long. The whole is the tipping point, many of us thought the world saw over this past weeksame thing after Newtown, only end a heart-stirring outpouring to be bitterly disappointed. of solidarity, hope, determinaNext time there probably tion, and—perplexing to some won’t be as obvious a vector for observers—forgiveness. our grief and anger as a flag. The image of thousands of peoMass shootings always tarple of all races and backgrounds— get society’s most sensitive including Charleston native areas: Kindergartens, churches, Stephen Colbert— joining hands college campuses, minority across the iconic Ravenel Bridge communities. will last forever. Certainly much That’s what terrorists do: Tarlonger than anyone will remember get the soft spots. what Roof looks like. As the mourning congregaI was initially horrified that tion of Emanuel AME is trying this beautiful, gracious city, home to tell us, the road to redempto the most polite and courteous tion is long and has many hardhumans I’ve ever met, would be ships. Many terrors. the site of such barbarity. The key is to not lose your Then I realized there is no city soul along the way. And to be in the world better suited to rise strong at the soft spots. above it. Here’s the thing: The aweAnd I realized it was oddly, inspiring display of solidarity perfectly appropriate that what and optimism in Charleston was once the seat of the U.S. slave that’s going on right now? That’s trade—half of all African Amerithe spirit of the South, too. cans had an ancestor brought to A view of the tribute this weekend in front of Emanuel AME I’m convinced that’s the spirit Charleston, S.C., to be sold into Church in Charleston. Photo by Carolyn Dimmick that will triumph in the end. cs by Jim Morekis

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The politics of vaping

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others who share the lifestyle, including young adults, professionals, mother vapers and father vapers. (The city ordinance still forbids vaping in any place of business.) It offers a menu reminiscent of a hipster donut shop, with complex flavors like “Graham Cracker Waffles topped with Blueberries and German Sweet Cream” and “Chocolate Peanut Butter Infused with By Jessica Leigh Lebos Maple Pecans” crafted from scratch by resijll@connectsavannah.com dent e-juicemaster Bobby Goldner. The gourmet element attracts plenty A FEW weeks ago, I was who have never lit a cigarette, and Goldner walking down Bull Street sees vaping as an activity that can not only and enjoying the magnoreplace smoking but transcend it. lia scented breeze when “This is evolution,” says Goldner, who I encountered a young smoked a pack a day for 20 years and herman standing in alds vaping as a more effective nicotine front of an eating reduction alternative than Big Pharma’s establishment. patches and pills. “We are creating an indusAs I got closer, I noticed he had sometry, and it isn’t going away.” thing in his mouth that looked like a giant marker. Or perhaps a small musical instruHe’s right: Vaping is in the “mist” (ha, see ment, the kind everyone used to have to what I did there?) of a gold rush right now, learn to play in fourth grade. But instead of generating $3.5 billion in 2014 and expected playing “Frère Jacques” for me when I passed to double that by the end of this year. by, he exhaled a massive plume that engulfed Reuters reported last week that one in 10 me in a moist, sweet-smelling cloud. Americans now vapes, with a start-up cost I was about to go all Furiosa on the dude of anywhere from $100 to $500. E-juices for blowing smoke in my face when, *sniff Vapers gotta vape. can run $10-$50 a week. sniff*, I realized it didn’t reek like burnt lung. That kind of business has the rapt attenIn fact, it kind of smelled like a toasted cintion of the government, and there are worIt’s addressed in the Savannah Smokenamon roll. Even now, when I see someone clutchries that Big Tobacco’s stranglehold on He must have mistaken my confusion for Free Ordinance passed in 2010, which for- ing the familiar blue box that was my BFF Congress will smother the independent bids the use of any “e-cigarette that creates interest because he pointed the pen flute at for 15 years, it’s like seeing someone make market altogether via legislation and “sin a vapor” any place there are hired employme and asked, “Wanna vape?” out with a bad ex-boyfriend. I mean, I want taxes.” ees. The City of Pooler recently adopted a I most certainly did not. I coughed and nothing to do with his toxic ass, but there’s Vape advocates say they already self-regusimilar ordinance and has shown no mercy swam out of his mouth smog as quickly as still a tug at my heart, y’know? Plus, the bas- late, catering to only those over 18 and using for anyone seeking exemptions—includpossible. tard still owes me three hundred dollars and only simple, well-known ingredients. They’re ing hookah lounges and vape shops—and But I’ve been curious about the whole never returned my Suzanne Vega album. mobilizing politically to protect a less-harme-cigarettes are covered in legislation being vaping phenomenon ever since. If it’s not Wait, what are we talking about? ful way to puff as well their recreational smoke, what is it? Is it safe? Do smoking considered for Tybee Island. Oh right, taking a steambath in someone rights, and there appears to be a close-knit bans apply? But what interests me is how this relaelse’s open maw. community not just online but in real life. Is visibly exhaling on another person bet- tively new habit fits into a society that To find out whether subjecting others to “People are so thankful to be off cigarettes ter or worse than just sneezing on them? already hates smokers—and whether it’s your effluvia is an acceptable part of vaping that they come together,” says Luu, who A quick Google revealed a world of here to stay. culture, I headed over to Vape Savvy, one organizes customers to feed the homeless e-cigarette advocates, adversaries, products, Now, let me just disclose that there is of several vape shops that have sprung up in and help with other civic projects. “Vapers research and proposed FDA regulations. nobody more self-righteous than an exthe past year. forge strong bonds.” I learned that while vaping heats up flasmoker. Which is why I do not call myself Owner Jason Luu was horrified when I As far as I could tell in my foray into the vored vegetable glycerin (called “e-liquid” or an ex-smoker, even though I’ll be ten years told him about the bro on the street. vape world, that rude boy on Bull was an “e-juice”) to deliver a nicotine kick, it doesn’t without a cigarette this fall. Rather, I’m a “No way, that’s just bad manners,” admon- exception to a growing community of conrequire actual fire. Its users blow out steam, pack-a-day smoker who is not currently ishes Luu, shaking his head. “Not vape etiscious consumers looking to reduce their not smoke, essentially turning anyone into a smoking. quette at all.” dependence on Big Tobacco’s poison teat. human fog machine. When people ask how I finally quit, I say An enthusiastic proponent of the vape We already vilify smokers in this society, Vaping hasn’t been scientifically proven as it’s simple: Every day when I get up, I don’t boon, Luu was still a smoker when he and it doesn’t seem fair to penalize vapers “100 percent safe” but studies show it to be smoke. (I said simple. I didn’t say easy.) opened up on Oglethorpe a year ago. He the same way as long as they keep their far less harmful than tobacco, and evidence As foreign as vaping may seem, I could says he’s found that in general, vapers are far vapors to themselves. supports that its controllable levels of nico- never begrudge anyone else’s nicotine jones. I more conscientious than their fuming counBut I shan’t be vaping anytime soon, tine can help smokers quit the coffin nails know what it’s like to experience life as a rag- terparts. “There are no butts, no ashtrays to as I’m full up on expensive habits: After I for good. The FDA has rolled out oversight ing Wookie until you’ve sucked down a cig. empty…this is a much cleaner lifestyle.” stopped buying cigarettes, I channeled my restrictions and increased taxes that may be I have huddled under many tiny awnings Vape Savvy acts as a private VIP lounge addiction into my shoe closet. If someone passed by the end of this month. outside in the rain. I know all too well the where members can buy the latest in highinvents a pacifier that can keep me off of And yes, vaping is banned under most shameful relief of the giant clear smoking end vaping hardware or just sprawl on one Zappos, please let me know. cs box in the airport. of the leather couches and “mix minds” with 10 municipal and state smoking ordinances.


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News & Opinion | community

Engagement & empowerment in East Savannah “I know I couldn’t change the situation, but one thing I could do is help change the TIMOTHY KING, like many local minor- people, change the community and change ity youths, grew up in the marginalized how they interact with one another.” community of East Savannah, an unsung It was this realization that led King to sector of the city known for its rough found For Heart Sake, a local, communityconditions. based nonprofit committed to engaging, “It was normal at the time,” he reflects. enriching and empowering communities like “The violence, the gangs, the drugs . . . you East Savannah. have a lot of exposure to those kinds of FHS seeks to empower residents to things pretty early in life, so they don’t tend inspire and initiate change within their own to be as alarming.” community through civic engagement and a Despite this repressive environment, King common vision. King’s vision is “to see more remained motivated and pursued a postresources enter our community.” And FHS secondary education at Howard University, has worked to realize this vision by bringing from which he gained a wealth of useful life-enhancing resources to East Savannah. information. Soon after its formation, FHS was “While studying finance, I learned a lot embraced and supported by longstanding about the ways decisions are made and how community organizations including 100 that dictates where resources are distribBlack Men of Savannah, New Beginning uted,” he explains. Community Christian Church, Forsyth And for many communities like the one Farmers Market and Healthy Savannah. in which King grew up, this means the less Thanks to the vision of Healthy Savanresources received, the less opportunities nah’s, Paula Kreissler, King was introduced available, and consequently, the more illness, to Molly Lieberman, founder and former poverty, violence, and ultimately the more Creative Director Loop It Up Savannah. exclusion that community is plagued with. Together, this duo has recently launched a movement called, Empower Savannah, which

creates opportunities for youth empowerment through a partnership with 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The Empower Savannah afterschool program is currently piloting at Shuman Elementary School and Hubert Middle School, serving grades 2-8. “We take fifteen students from every grade level who traditionally struggle in math and reading and tend to display extreme behaviors in the classroom. We have this fundamental belief that these individuals are leaders,” King says. “If you think about Pareto’s Principle, or the 80/20 rule, it’s not everybody who has failing grades, it’s not everybody who’s committing crime. It’s not a lot of them, just 20%, but people believe otherwise.” He continues, “We truly believe that if we engage the 20% that are a part of the supposed problem and make them a part of solution, the remaining 80% will be influenced in a more positive way.” King knows “problem students” can change the whole dynamic of a class, and that intervention with a supportive and nurturing environment can alter these students’ courses for good.

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“I believe these individuals with behavioral problems are just individuals with unmet needs. And if we view those extreme behaviors merely as responses to unmet needs and really try to get down to the cause, then we could find solutions to every problem in society that exists,” he says. The FHS afterschool program utilizes a group mentoring model in which students develop each other while developing their community at the same time. To engage the students and the greater Savannah community, FHS is putting on a community-wide, sports-themed cultural celebration. “We will be serving thirteen local schools with about 1000 students. Think about the families we can reach and the potential to create new narrative. I think that right now in Savannah, there’s definitely a divide; we’re hoping to change that. And I think this event gives us a real shot at doing that.” cs Community Olympic Day is June 26, 9-noon at the athletic facilities of Savannah State University. Visit www. forheartsake.org for more information on how to help.


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with a given antitheft technology against (b) the number of cars with that technology that get stolen. Sixty-three percent of cars have alarms, we learn (based on UK data), whereas only 41 percent of stolen cars have alarms. Forty-one is 35 percent less than 63. Ergo, car alarms are 35 percent effective in deterring theft. 2. This is considerably less potent than what Farrell’s numbers suggest is the single most effective antitheft measure, namely a tracking device on your car that lets the cops (or you) determine its whereabouts if Do car alarms do any good? bad guys abscond with it. Effectiveness: 77 Car alarms go off 24/7 for any or no reason percent. to create a constant urban din. Do they deter 3. On the other hand, car alarms work any thefts, are they required by law, or are they better than the most common antitheft just a way to lard on features? —Samuel Press, measure nowadays, central locking (powered door locks controlled by a button on the key shell-shocked in Vermont or fob)—32 percent effective. And they’re way better than window security etching LISTEN, Samuel, if you’re tormented by (inscribing the vehicle ID number on the the constant urban din of Vermont, you’ve glass), 14 percent, or mechanical steeringgot a pretty low annoyance threshold. I’m wheel locks, 7 percent. In fact, cars with the going to work on the assumption you’re latter two antitheft measures experience a refugee from New York, where historimore theft attempts, leading one to wonder cally car alarms have been more of an issue what exactly the detailers are inscribing (although speaking as a big-city habitué I’d say this is one irritant that may have crested on those windows: BET YOU CAN’T a good 20 years ago). Browsing on the inter- STEAL THIS CAR? 4. This is off the track of my argument, webs I find a claim from back in 2003 that but since you asked, car alarms aren’t noisy car alarms cost New Yorkers $400 required in the U.S., and I haven’t heard of million annually, based on an ingenious them being required elsewhere. Canada, but basically harebrained calculation of the Australia, and many European countries extent to which car alarms diminish the require “electronic immobilization”—put quality of life for those in hearing range. simply, ignition kill switches. Are alarms and One wants to say: Suck it up, crybabies. such an excuse to add on extras? I suppose, Admittedly that’s the attitude of someone not currently being driven bats by a blaring but the common view is that the real security ripoff isn’t an alarm, it’s window etching. alarm, and one wants to be supportive of one’s fellow city dwellers. So here’s the best 4. Up to this point things aren’t looking case I can make for why car alarms should good for the anti-car-alarm crusade. No worbe banned. ries. The question of interest isn’t whether car 1. Car alarms have middling, but certainly alarms work, but whether other less obnoxsome, effectiveness as a theft deterrent, ious technologies work as well or better. research suggests. We learn this from Farrell Answer: absolutely. As we’ve seen, vehicleet al (2010), who use the straightforward tracking devices are the most effective antimethod of comparing (a) the number of cars theft measure, and it appears combinations

of measures are more effective yet. 5. To quantify the efficaciousness of vehicle antitheft devices, Farrell and friends in a 2011 paper presented a metric they called “security protection factor,” or SPF, along the lines of the scheme used to rate sunscreen. The higher the SPF the better; a car having an antitheft device or devices with an SPF of 10 is ten times less likely to be stolen than a car having no security. 6. A car alarm all by itself, according to Farrell and company, has an SPF of just 1.2, whereas central locking is rated 2.7. (This appears to contradict the results reported in paragraph 3 for reasons not explained—ask Farrell.) But an alarm plus central locking has an SPF of 5. Pile on the technologies and the multiplier effect becomes more pronounced. At the top of Farrell’s list of antitheft technologies, with an SPF of 25.4, is the following fourplex: central locking plus an ignition kill-switch plus a tracking device plus, yes, an alarm. Farrell calls this the ACET configuration. 7. This isn’t helping, you say. Patience. A close second on the list of efficacious antitheft packages, with a 25.2 SPF, is central locking plus an ignition kill switch plus a steering-wheel lock but no damn alarm—the CEM configuration, in Farrell argot. 8. There’s your opening, alarm haters— you can get equivalent protection without the racket. Understand, we’re talking strictly about theft of the car; separate SPF ratings are calculated for protection against theft of a car’s contents. In the latter category ACET trounces CEM 6.6 to 2.5—a noisy alarm offers more protection against somebody stealing a car stereo. What’s more important, though—your stereo or your neighbors’ sanity? We’ll have to give that some thought. But at least there’s an argument to be made. cs

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Kitten spray paint abuser sought

Animal Control officers from SavannahChatham Metro Police are asking the public to help identify the prankster who spray painted a small kitten. Officers responded to the area of Churchill and Mildred for a six-week old kitten that was painted orange. The kitten was in distress by the paint on its face and body. “Concerned citizens stood by until Animal Control arrived and took the kitten to receive veterinary care,” police say. The cat, named “Sherbet,” is under veterinary care and is expected to be placed for adoption after a five-day stray hold. 

Man charged in three shootings

Police charged a suspect in one case and they are looking for more info on two other incidents after three separate shootings Wednesday afternoon and night, June 17. At 7:30 p.m., Central Precinct Patrol officers responded to the 600 block of West

40th Street where they found Brandon Ellison, 30, of a Manchester Court address, on the floor of a house with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. “Officers immediately detained Stanley Eugene Robinson, 25. Violent Crimes detectives later charged him with aggravated assault,” police say. Brian Keith Alexander, 24, of a Quail Forrest address was found with gunshot wounds in a yard on the 2400 block of East DeRenne Avenue about 3:30 p.m. and transported for treatment of injuries expected to be non-life threatening. “He reported he had been standing in the yard of a house when a male walked up and began shooting at him, hitting him twice before walking towards him and firing at him again as he lay on the ground,” police say. “The gunman then fled west onto LaRoche Avenue.” At 10:29 p.m., Central Precinct Patrol officers responded to a shooting call on the 1700 block of East 39th Street where they found George Hamilton, 81, with a non-life threatening wound in his house.  “Hamilton said he had sold sodas to two younger males who returned and fired at him,” police say.

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find damage from a Detectives are investibullet on the passengating the shooting of a ger’s side,” police say. Savannah man last Tuesday “Thursday night, a morning, “possibly by occubullet was fired into pants of a car reported stolen a city water departless than two hours earlier,” ment office on Stiles police say. Avenue. No one was Jimmy Burns, 27, of an injured or even near East 40th Street address, was the areas at the time,” will treated for non-life threatenpolice say. rbet She ry, wor ’t Don ing wounds after the 12:53 be OK! a.m. shooting on the 1100 Rape in Pooler investigated block of East 38th Street. “He had been standing in front of a Special Victims Unit detectives are house when a white Honda sedan drove investigating the rape of a Savannah by, then returned,” police say. “Occupants woman in her apartment near Pooler. of the Honda then began firing at him.” The woman in her 30s reported she left A car matching that description was her apartment unlocked in the Waverly reported stolen from the 200 block of Station at the Highlands complex on the Hampstead Avenue about 11:30 p.m. 2100 block of Benton Boulevard while she Sunday. walked her dog and returned to find a male in her residence about 12:30 this morning. City property shot He attacked her and left. cs Police are investigating two incidents in which a shot was fired at city property on All cases from recent local law Thursday. enforcement incident reports. Give “A city employee returned to his SUV anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers with a city insignia on it at Abercorn and at 912/234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) St. Julian streets Thursday afternoon to using keyword CSTOP2020.

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Researchers studying the human-braineating Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea reported in a June journal article that they have identified the specific “prion” resistance gene that appears to offer complete protection against mad cow disease and perhaps other neurodegenerative conditions such as dementias and Parkinson’s. The tribe customarily dined on relatives’ brains at funerals (although has abandoned the practice) and consequently suffered a major 1950s epidemic that wiped out 2 percent of the tribe annually. According to the lead researcher, survivors, with the specific resistance gene, demonstrated “a striking example of Darwinian evolution in humans.”

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• Spouses often disagree politically and vote accordingly, but occasionally one runs for office against the other -- as is the case in Bremerton, Washington, where incumbent Councilmember Roy Runyon is being challenged by his wife, Kim Faulkner. Both were mum as to reasons and in fact filed their registration papers together at the same time in May. Said Runyon: “We’re different people. She might have a different approach.” • India’s media reported in April yet another birth defect in which the surviving baby is treated as a representation of Hindu holiness. A four-armed, four-legged child (medical explanation: remains of an underdeveloped conjoined twin) is worshipped as the reincarnation of the multi-limbed Lord Ganesha, and pilgrims journey from all over India to the birthplace, Dumri-Isri in Jharkhand state. (In a nod to modernity, one witness told a reporter that initially he had thought a photograph of the child was “Photoshopped,” but now has seen the baby with his own eyes.) • The law of turkey-baster insemination took a turn in Virginia in April when mother Joyce Bruce was unable to keep sperm-provider Robert Boardwine out of her son’s life. Bruce relied on a state statute that seemed to allow her sole parenthood if the pregnancy was based on assistedreproduction medical technology. However, the Court of Appeals of Virginia declared that a “kitchen implement” is not “medical technology” and, considering Boardwine’s genuine interest in fatherhood, ruled that he was entitled to joint custody and visitation rights.

• Another “Human Right”: In April, who eat cookie dough.) London’s Daily Mail spotted Anna Broom • Baffling Perversion: Some men are comof Gillingham declaring that despite her pelled to express unrequited love for women various disorders that keep by ejaculating onto them her from working, she noneor into their beverages. theless imagines a first-class The Minnesota legislature wedding with champagne, is working to upgrade its horse-drawn carriage and law (since a recent defenMexico honeymoon -- all dant, John Robert Lind, at government expense -was acquitted of adulteratDon’t terrorize black people because that would be her ing his co-worker’s coffee “human right.” She told a on the ground that curreporter that a small cerrent law requires actually emony at a government office touching the victim). Howwould not boost her confiever, Lind (who admitdence, but that her “dream” ted a total of six climaxes wedding would be just the against the co-worker) is thing to get her back on a job an amateur compared to search. Tetsuya Fukuda, 40, who • The most recent exposiwas finally apprehended tion of people who tattoo in April, at which time he their eyeballs, at the Internaadmitted “more than 100” tional Tattoo Festival in Carasemen attacks on women cas, in February, featured the phenomenon’s on trains near Kinshicho, Japan, dating back founder, Mr. Luna Cobra, who said it all to 2011. He told police, “I get excited when started when he tried to create “bright blue” in close contact with a woman on a crowded eyes, as in the 1984 film “Dune.” (Pigment is train.” injected, permanently, so that it rests under the eye’s thin top layer, the conjunctiva.) Updates on Previous News of the Weird Asked what the process feels like, devotee • News of the Weird has remarked Kylie Garth told BBC News, “It was menon modern, over-the-top versions of the tally intense,” resembling an eye poke, prescenturies-old tradition in China of making sure and “a bit of sand” -- but “no pain.” Mr. funerals entertaining, to attract mourners Cobra urged young people to get their jobs and thereby signify that the deceased did before trying eye tats, since “you’re going to not die “faceless.” In the recent past, festive look frightening forever to the majority of song-and-dance acts were hired, and soon, people you encounter.” in the competition for attendees, some fami• Once again, in May, lawyers went to lies took to hiring strippers to perform -court trying to persuade a judge that some even “obscene” acts, “severely pollut(ing)” the rights under the U.S. Constitution be culture, according to a critic. In April, the extended to intelligent apes (here, chimpan- Ministry of Culture, previously somewhat zees, as “autonomous and self-determining tolerant because of sensitivity for the famibeings” at least as perceptive as, for example, lies, formally denounced the practice and severely mentally ill people, who retain began detaining the traveling performers. rights while institutionalized). Lawyers are • Backyard firing ranges are legal in once again asking for a writ of habeas corFlorida (as News of the Weird reported last pus (now available only to humans) to take year), and in March a Florida House comHercules and Leo out of a lab and into a mittee voted to keep it that way, shooting sanctuary. (Adding to the discussion, in the down legislation to outlaw them even in week after the court hearing, a Harvard pro- urban and residential areas. (Firing on prifessor and colleagues, writing in the journal vate property is legal except if shooting over Current Anthropology, hypothesized that a public right-of-way or an occupied dwellchimps could cook foods if given the chance. ing, and “negligent” gunfire, though illegal, is Tests revealed that they resist raw food only a misdemeanor.) In 2014, one Florida when they are able to place it into a device legislator, originally from Alaska, said even that made it taste better -- which in theory in that liberty-conscious state, residents in makes them more intelligent than children urban Anchorage do not have rights that

Floridians have. • Convicted “satanic cult” day care operators Dan and Fran Keller were finally unconvicted by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in May -- 23 years after being found guilty based in part on toddlers’ fantastical testimony (encouraged by counselors) telling impossible tales of molestation. Still, however, the judges could not bring themselves to rule the Kellers “not guilty,” thus preserving children’s narratives of the Kellers videotaping orgies, serving bloodlaced Kool-Aid, kidnapping them to Mexico and more -- yet somehow releasing them, unscarred, each day to parents at pickup time in Austin. (The Kellers spent 22 years behind bars.) • The South Pacific islanders on the Vanuatu island of Tanna believe that 2016 will be the year that the man they inexplicably worship as a god -- Britain’s Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh -- will finally visit them. One highly regarded islander told a London Daily Telegraph correspondent in New Zealand that the cult is starved for a visit, since Philip’s only contact since the 1940s has been via gifts (one, the most treasured, an autographed photo). Legendary Vanuatuan “Chief Jack” was convinced that Philip was a descendant of island royalty.

A News of the Weird Classic (January 2011)

Biologists Studying Rare Species Have to Be Fast: Researchers learned from reports in early 2010 of a new monkey species in Myanmar, with a nose so recessed that it habitually collects rainfall and constantly sneezes. However, according to an October (2010) National Geographic dispatch, by the time scientists arrived to investigate, natives had eaten the monkey. (The sneezing alerts hunters.) Similarly, researchers studying a rare species of Vietnamese lizard learned of a sighting in November (2010), and a two-man team from La Sierra University in Riverside, California, rushed to Ba Ria-Vung Tau province. However, on arrival they found the lizards being routinely served in several restaurants’ lunch buffets. cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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Sujmmer living | Musicians outdoors!

From the

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Some of our favorite musicians show us how to beat the heat and take advantage of the coast in the summertime. by anna chandler | anna@connectsavannah.com

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ERIC CULBERSON: SHARK TOOTH HUNTER

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AN IN-DEMAND bluesman by night, Eric Culberson spends his summer days scouting incredible fossils along the coast. As someone who was raised on the Atlantic, it’s become a lifetime hobby for Culberson. “Learning about the ecosystem that we have here with our salt marsh—how many species depend on it, as the food chain starts there—was always fascinating to me,” he says. Touring Savannah’s waterways, folks with a sharp eye may find megalodon, fossilized bull shark, and mako teeth. While those are the most common scores around these parts, Culberson has discovered some rarities over the years, including sections of gomphotherium tusks (“an ancient relative of the modern-day elephant, but a lot smaller than a mastodon,” he explains). Ready for the thrill of the hunt? First, check with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in your area, as there are some prohibit fossil hunting. Once you get the a-ok, Culberson advises slathering on the sunscreen, donning a big hat, and bringing plenty of drinking water along for the adventure. Now, a tooth hunter never reveals his secrets, but Culberson does have a few tips for the trade. “Go out as often as you can,” he says. “Everybody develops their own techniques, but sometimes it’s just a matter of scanning the surface. A parcel sticking out looks just like every other shell rock until you develop a knack for it.” Take your time; don’t rush it. “Some of the coolest teeth are really hard to find because they’re small,” Culberson notes. “Some are just below the surface, so you can take a hand tool and scratch around.” As you’re scouring for natural treasure, keep in mind: it’s all about the journey. Even if you don’t find a prehistoric chomper, any excuse to get outside is a good one. “If you’re not getting out on the water, the rivers, barrier islands, and sandbars, enjoying the beauty on a nice day out, you’re not really getting the total Savannah experience,” Culberson points out. Cap off a day of hunting with an Eric Culberson Band gig: scope out this week’s Soundboard to see where he’s playing.

ZACH SMITH: KAYAKER

FOR ZACH SMITH, bassist in The Accomplices, the ultimate meditative practice happens right in the cockpit of a sea kayak. “The beautiful and peaceful landscape, its tremendous biodiversity, and the constant change of conditions and the physical challenge of moving through it help to create this perfect realm of possibilities and inspiration,” he says. “Savannah is a very unique place to paddle in that it has such an expansive system of tidally influenced creeks and rivers which provide a tremendous amount of diversity and opportunity for interesting paddling trips and coastal exploration,” Smith explains. “With the proper knowledge, training, and equipment, a paddler who lives in this area will never run out of options for discovery and excitement.” He first got into paddling as a Boy Scout, starting out on canoes and several kinds of kayaks before discovering sea kayaking. “When I discovered how efficiently I could travel through the marshes, creeks, and tidally turbulent ocean waters of the Lowcountry while carrying an amazing amount of gear and supplies for adventures, I became enamored with the idea of sea kayaking,” Smith remembers. For the last eight to ten years, he’s been guiding, instructing, leading kids’ camps, and slinging goods for Savannah Canoe and Kayak. The locally-owned shop offers something for folks of all skill levels and interests: kayak tours and classes, standup paddleboarding tours and classes (including yoga—on the board!), kayak fishing tours, historical tours, certification programs, kids’ camps, surf kayak classes, group tours, camping trips, and even boat building classes. Smith personally recommends the tours to Little Tybee, Ebenezer Creek, and “any sunset or full-moon paddles.” To check out what’s being offered this summer, go to savannahcanoeandkayak. com, and turn to Soundboard to see where Zach’s showing off those upright bass chops with The Accomplices this week.


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KEVIN ROSE: FISHING GUIDE

KRISTIN KING, KITEBOARDER

HARPIST Kristin King’s busy gig schedule requires a lot of planning, but there’s one thing she always makes sure to fit in her day. “The wind is the mistress!” she laughs. Five years ago, King caught the kiteboarding bug; ever since, the watersport has become a vital part of her life and travels. “The first time I tried it, I had a break from my own brain,” she recalls. “I could focus on one thing. It’s beautiful to be out on the water and not dependent on a boat or any motor.” Kiteboarding, or kite surfing, is an incredibly versatile sport. By harnessing the power of the wind through a kite, “kiters” are propelled across the water on a board that’s kind of like a wakeboard or small surfboard. King, who’s tried the sport all over the world—Sri Lanka, Brazil, Puerto Rico, you name it—says Savannah’s coast offers a particularly unique opportunity. “Certain spots on the East Coast, you can only ride one wind direction,” she explains. “On Tybee, you can ride from every wind direction. The west end can be messy, because you’re coming across land and it ends up being a little less steady, but we’re so fortunate.” While the sport has a relatively low learning curve, King advises taking lessons before grabbing gear. “You want to be very safe,” she says. “One bad accident could ruin kiting on any beach. You need to have a healthy fear and respect for the power of the wind by doing proper lessons.” King recommends All Out Kiteboarding for lessons; register online at aokwatersports.com. CS

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ACCORDING to Kevin Rose—whom you may know as studio mastermind over at Elevated Basement and Superhorse member—there’s no better life than one spent on the water. “If you live here and haven’t been on the water, you’re totally missing out on 75% of Savannah’s beauty,” he says. Rose calls his work as a fishing guide a “dream come true”—he’ll never tire of seeing a kid reel in their first fish, relishing the chance to show a tourist the world beyond River Street. “It’s always been a part of my life,” Rose explains. “I learned to sail, fish and tie knots from my Uncle Frankie and, at a very young age, had my own boat that I practically lived on during long summer days.” Like Smith, Rose finds his time on the water to be the best relaxation around. “‘The salt’ is my therapist—insurance doesn’t cover it,” he jokes. “But as a captain and guide, I get to share my sessions with some great people.” With the Lowcountry’s one-of-a-kind surroundings, there’s always something to take in. “Our salt marshes are unlike any other estuarine systems on the East Coast,” Rose explains. “The diversity and sheer expanse of them means no visit goes without finding something new. Strand feeding dolphin are unique to this area, and once you see them teaming up to catch food with their backs out of the water for the first time, you’ll never take it for granted.” At Tele-Caster Charters, Rose offers fishing tours that last up to eight hours, an island “beach taxi” (hang out on a private island!), and special sightseeing tours. “Summer months offer some unique opportunities like shark fishing at sunset, tailing Redfish on high flood tides, or quests for the Savannah Slam made up of Redfish, Speckled Trout and Flounder,” Rose says. “Setting up trips around lunch at Marshside Mama’s at Daufuskie is also a cool experience. Captain Gator at Bull River Marina does trips over there to see local bands on most weekend nights that are a real bargain.” For more info, check out telecastercharters.com.

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Summber Guide | noteworthy summer concerts

Mark your calendar for these upcoming gigs June 26: Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Brave Baby at the Jinx June 27: Jim Lauderdale, Mars Theatre July 1: Fucked Up, DOOMSQUAD, Crazy Bag Lady at Southern Pine July 3: Crazy Man Crazy at the Jinx July 8: Everymen, BJ Barham at the Jinx July 10: Outlaw Ritual, Skunk Ruckus

July 17: The Train Wrecks at the Jinx July 17: Munook at the Sentient Bean July 18: Velvet Caravan at Randy Wood’s Pickin Parlor July 23: Lazaretto Creek Band at North Beach Grill July 24: Five of the Eyes, Star Period Star at the Wormhole

July 11: Anni Piper at the Wormhole

July 24: Niche Record Release w/ Bask at the Jinx

July 11: New York Disco Villains, Pussy Launcher at the Jinx

July 25: City Hotel at North Beach Grill

July 11: Stephen Babcock, Brad Goodall, Luca DiFabio at the Sentient Bean

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Talking with… Hot Sushi

Atsushi Yamada teaches the Zen of surfing

“I felt I was very, very small,” he says. “It made me more humble and more appreciative.” In Japan, he taught skiing, won regional When Atsushi Yamada skiing and soccer awards and earned a black arrives at work, people stare belt in judo before leaving for Guam, where at him like he’s crazy. he met his future wife and became a father. If his sticker-covered The family soon moved to Hawaii, near 1968 VW bus doesn’t turn the famous Sunset Beach surfing Mecca. heads, what comes out And if being a mile out to sea humbled him, of it will. that was nothing compared to being “new.” Yamada teaches surfing on Tybee Island. “Hawaii can be the most uncomfortable And his green Shaggy van hauls surf boards. place to be if you’re not respected by locals,” “You’re putting those boards… in that he says of the tribal surfing culture. “You water?” the incredulous sneer. have to prove yourself to let them accept This isn’t the north shore of Oahu. It’s you.” not even Daytona Beach. These are not Sushi quickly earned his waves and waves! enjoyed the best rides of his life in Oahu. Still, Yamada swims out. His students But his in-laws called. And he moved here, swim out. And what happens next is magic. to the Atlantic Lake, to be near family in In this calm pool, these surfers jump 2001. onto their boards and ride what nature gives But he doesn’t let our ocean’s relative them today in short, shaky bursts of 10, 15 calmness get him down. He fills the space and 20 seconds. around him with laughter and possibility. It “You forget about time,” he says. “Those doesn’t surprise me when he says he coaches 20 seconds could be a lifetime.” soccer with Savannah United. The incredulous, sunning tourists now “Every time I spend time with children, I take pictures and smile. just get so excited,” he says. “They make me “You never know until you actually do it,” ‘Sushi’ quickly earned his waves and enjoyed the best rides of his life in Oahu. he says. “Never underestimate the ocean.” But his in-laws called. And he moved here, to the Atlantic Lake, to be near family. feel very alive.” He shouts at them “Go!” His voice Today’s lesson? Anything is possible. booms over the beach’s din. It’s the kind of Ride what you have. voice that would make even me believe that The gregarious instructor, called Sushi “I love to be in Mother Nature,” he says. through the trees at a very young age,” he I could surf in this water. He teaches adults, because of his first name, started Tybee “Now I’m lucky enough that I can pass on says. “I still can feel the wind.” too! Island’s Happy Surf Camp Aloha three my passion to the next generation.” He says he felt the same thrill when he So look for his VW bus if you need an years ago to teach lessons like this. Yamada doesn’t care about the size of first got up on a surf board. He was 16 years attitude adjustment this summer. The van is Confidence, teamwork and respect for the waves. He’s just happy to feel the ocean old and an older “cool kid” in school took carrying more than just surf boards. cs the outdoors are big themes when he dries under his board. He first connected with him south of Tokyo and then a mile out to off, cools down and shares a chat with me nature like this while snow skiing in his sea. His “crazy mentor” then left him there for my podcast at his Kensington Park native Japan. alone with only a surf board to get back to Listen to other podcasts by Orlando Montoya at home. “I still remember the first time I skied shore. www.savannahpodcast.com By Orlando Montoya SAVANNAHPODCAST.COM

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summer living | aerial adventure

Climbing high in the Lowcountry

Photos courtesy of Aerial Adventure Hilton Head

An aerial adventure on Hilton Head Island engineers at North Carolina-based Challenge Designs Innovations, the two-hour course utilizes heavy duty rock-climbing When it comes to all-day outings with gear and can handle up to 25,000 pounds of the kids, it’s reasonable to expect some stress at a time. whining, and maybe a few tears. Patented “safe rollers” glide through the I just didn’t think they would be mine. continuous belay system, which means We’d set out on a day trip for a visit to you’re always connected to the main cable. “If you get scared, just sit down. You’ll see Aerial Adventure Hilton Head Island, the there’s no way you can fall,” counseled Aaron sky-high obstacle course built into the tree canopy along sparkling Broad Creek. Every- Huffman, Zipline’s sales director and seaone was slathered in sunscreen and wearing soned obstacle conquistador. “It’s all about trusting, relaxing and the required closed-toed footwear. balance.” The short orientation went well, and we Easy for him to say. A seasoned backeagerly donned our helmets and harnesses. packer, whitewater rafter and skydiver, Above us, people were already bounding Huffman has been working for Zipline Hilthrough the trees via a web of nets and cables, emitting gleeful shrieks. ton Head since it opened in 2012. The selfI let my two children enter the course described “adrenaline aficionado” welcomed first, in case they needed help. But someanother outdoor opportunity when Aerial where between the first rope bridge and a Adventure opened last summer. climbing wall 30 feet off the ground, I was “These kinds of high ropes challenge the one sniveling like someone just took courses are all the rage in Europe, and this is away my sippy cup. a phenomenal complement to the ziplines,” My 15 year-old son showed no sympathy. he says, referring to the maze of suspen“Mom, why are you crying? You’re persion cables hidden on the other side of the fectly safe,” he called as he leapt across a wooded property. series of logs to the next platform. “You just This pristine acreage almost became a have to trust the system.” block of condos until the 2009 real estate Like most teenagers, he knows everything. crash saved it from that concrete fate. In this case, he was actually right. Instead, owners Roger and Pam Freeman The latest attraction at Zipline Hilton saw an opportunity to tap into Hilton Head’s sylvan creekside complex, Aerial Head’s recreational needs while showcasing Adventure allows even the most grounded its natural beauty. middle-aged mom to suspend her fear of “It turned out to be a blessing in disguise,” heights and climb like a ninja among the Roger told Connect in 2013. “We’ve highloblolly pines. lighted the best aspects of the area and have 20 Designed by the veteran ropes course become a tremendous asset for the island By Jessica Leigh Lebos

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itself.” Open all year round, both park activities are appropriate for ages 5 and up and maintain top rankings on TripAdvisor. The Aerial Adventure side boasts a network of six courses of varying intensity, radiating from a roomy, three-story platform overseen by encouraging employees known as “rangers.” The two green courses hover closest to the ground, and anyone over the age of seven is welcome to walk it alone. Ten to 13 year-olds can shimmy the blue courses without parental supervision, and anyone under 16 needs accompaniment on the super high, super hard black courses. All in all, there are 50 unique “elements” to challenge your skills and strength, including a Tarzan swing, osprey nets and a slide that launches you across a chasm of pine needles. A hands-down favorite is a 50-foot high ride in a small boat dubbed the “Skyak.” (We renamed it the “Cryak” after my mid-air whimpering issues.) Huffman reports that the adventure park is hugely popular with corporate team building and military groups, including the 160th Nightstalkers special operations regiment. He also offers that people with developmental and physical challenges shouldn’t necessarily exclude themselves from the fun. “We treat any and all disabilities on a case-by-case basis,” says Huffman, recounting numerous sessions with hearing- and visually-impaired clients as well as those on the autism spectrum. “As along as someone has full mobility, they’re capable here. We just ask to know in advance so we can match them with the best

guides.” He advises that the best time for locals to visit is on the weekends, when most Hilton Head visitors are on either on their way in or out. It’s an easy one-hour drive from Savannah, and birthday party packages, weekly passes and discounts for active military sweeten the deal. You don’t even need to move the car to grab lunch or dinner at the compound’s Up the Creek Pub, a tremendously helpful perk since you’ll be famished after swinging through the trees for two hours. After both my kids’ and Huffman’s promise that all would be well, I relaxed and enjoyed leaping through the trees. It didn’t take long to get comfortable, by the second green course I was dancing through the obstacles like a real American Ninja Warrior. The single black course definitely put my twice-a-week workouts to the test, though I skipped the double black course so I could ride the Skyak again without screaming. Afterwards, over jalapeno-cheese-stuffed pretzels and tasty chicken wings at Up the Creek, we discussed the importance of pushing oneself out one’s comfort zone. “People are usually surprised at how well they do,” nodded Huffman. “It can be intimidating at first, but once you realize you’re safe, you find out what you’re made of.” “See?” I said to my son. “I don’t know why you were so scared.” Like most teenagers, he just rolled his eyes. But he’s already asked when we can go back again this summer. cs


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When: First Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. Phone: 912-727-2339 Price: $2 This moderately-paced, 3-mile hike will include a talk about the different ecosystems of the park. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect repellant. Parking pass is $5. Fort McAllister Historic Park 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. Richmond Hill phone 912-727-2339 www.gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister/

June 20-26: Paddle Georgia

Phone: 866-942-6222 Price: $425 gapaddle.com This seven-day, 90-mile adventure takes place on the Ogeechee River, a free-flowing blackwater river that spans 245 miles. The paddle begins at the Rocky Ford boat ramp and ends at the Kings Ferry Park. Ogeechee Riverkeeper 785 King George Blvd, STE 103

August 9: Tybee Island Floatilla “Float for Food” September 6: Labor Day Beach Bash July 25 and August 22: Ogeechee Riverkeeper Paddle Trip

July trip: George L. Smith State Park August trip: Butterbean Beach To celebrate 10 exciting years of advocating and looking out for an important part of Coastal Georgia’s most beloved natural resources, Ogeechee Riverkeeper announces a new program of paddletrips , which runs from March through September 2015. In exchange for a small fee, paddlers who don’t own a boat can rent one and embark on a tranquil journey that boasts facets of exploration, education and relaxation. Each fourth Saturday, participants meet at 9 a.m. to acquaint themselves with the breath-taking sights in the Ogeechee River basin’s four subwatersheds. Each trek necessitates about three to four hours of paddling plus an hour for lunch and features a guide who will share knowledge of the locale’s wildlife and nature. Ogeechee Riverkeeper 785 King George Blvd, STE 103 Savannah-Southside

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Summer living | sweet treats

Cool down a hot day with sweet treats by jESSICA lEIGH lEBOS AND anna chandler jll@connectsavannah.com anna@connectsavannah.com

WHETHER you’re a popsicle person, an ice cream traditionalist, or a beer fan who happens to really want ice cream at the same time, Savannah’s got all kinds of options to beat the heat.

Pelican’s Snoballs

609 East Montgomery Cross Rd. pelicanssnoballs.com We rarely see snow down South, but that’s all changed now that Pelican’s Snoballs has arrived in town. The New Orleans-style shaved ice sensation has a new hot pink home on the Southside, spooning out over a 100 flavors of pure glacial bliss. Sizes vary from kiddie to “avalanche,” and the first two flavors are included in the price ($2-$5). We recommend Black Cherry/Vanilla Cola with a gummy worm topping ($.50), and you really haven’t lived until you’ve sipped Pink Champagne doused in cream flavor. The Red Velvet Cake tastes exactly like the real thing. Unbelievably, Pelican’s Snoballs contain no fat, no gluten, and no high-fructose corn syrup, and are safe for those with nut allergies. The hut is walk-up only, and on busy days you might have to stand in the sun for a few minutes. Believe us, it’s worth the wait. You won’t melt, promise.

Lovin’ Spoons continues to be voted Best Frozen Yogurt year after year by our readers. pints and push pops are also available at The a picnic-worthy egg salad or (weirdly deliBeer Growler and Whole Foods—a perfect cious) cream cheese and olive sandwich to pickup for a cookout, don’t you reckon? munch in a nearby square.

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212 E. Broughton St. Leopoldsicecream.com In the heat, the line of patient ice cream Exit Strategy Ice Creamists fiends winding down Broughton could rival 310 East Bay St. that of Mrs. Wilkes’ Jones Street formations Craftbeercustard.com of eager diners—but we all know why. The A newer addition to the Bay Street corri- Savannah original is totally worth it. dor, Exit Strategy Ice Creamists is certainly Plus, a little time in the sun will only offering something fresh to the ice cream make it all the more rewarding when you scene: craft brew-infused frozen custard. step into the cool-tiled vintage soda shop, One of those “it’s-so-crazy-it-just-might- greeted by cheery kids in paper caps and work” ideas, the results are delicious: head sweet, sweet air conditioning. toward the river to sample Raspberry LamTake a seat and admire film producer/ bic, Smoked Porter, Madagascar Bourbon owner Stratton Leopold’s eclectic memoVanilla Bean, or Chocolate Stout in a waffle rabilia collection when you finally get your cone, pretzel cone (!!!), dipped cone, or a hands on that crisp waffle cone. Pile it high good ol’ standard cup. with historic faves, like hand-dipped Tutti It’s not all about the boozery, though: Frutti (Leopold’s was the first to dish out Exit Strategy also offers traditional flavors the scoop that inspired Johnny Mercer’s and more adventurous ones, like Blueberry “wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-lop-bom-bom”), or Pancake. Think cake-flavored ice cream with seasonal hits like Huckleberry Cheesecake, Dutch Utopia, or Spicy Caramel Pecan. fresh berries—it’s way better than licking And hey, since you waited that long, may the batter spoon! The Bay Street location has ample seating as well grab a sandwich, too! Leopold’s 22 and a great view of the river. Exit Strategy’s savory menu is criminally overlooked—snag

Lovin’ Spoons

7400 Abercorn St. (Savannah) 479 Pooler Parkway (Pooler) 95 Towne Drive (Bluffton) King of Pops Lovinspoons.com 1510 Butler Ave. Tybee Island Out of the FroYo craze, Lovin’ Spoons Savannah.kingofpops.net continues to reign supreme, voted Best FroAn Atlanta-based family company, King zen Yogurt by Connect Savannah readers of Pops makes the best all-natural popsicles over and over again. around. A bright, clean ambiance meets 1960s With an array of unexpected and traflower child vibe inside their Abercorn locaditional flavors (in the past, they’ve even tion. Kids can climb in a vintage Volkswagen teamed up with Southbound Brewing Com- bug, while along the wall, the coolest edible pany to make a chilly Grapefruit IPA treat), options await. Mix and match yogurt flavors you can hit their brick-and-mortar shop on (or twist!), then pile on the toppings, includTybee to get a taste; otherwise, hunt down ing fresh fruit, nuts, and a full spectrum of their pushcart via their online schedule. candies. This week, King of Pops can be found at We opted for vanilla yogurt with berries, Pooler Farmers Market (Wednesday, June toasted coconut flakes, almonds, and yogurt 24), Bluffton Farmers Market (Thursday, and chocolate chips—sitting on the cheery June 25), and Wilmington Island Farmers patio in the 100 degree weather, the combo Market (Saturday, June 27). was deliciously refreshing and sweet. Flavors are rotated, but some of our longLovin’ Spoons has three locations in time favorites have gotta be Key Lime Pie (a Savannah and its surrounding areas, so you little cakey goodness mixed in with bright can twist it up in SAV, Pooler, and Bluffton. citrus), Chocolate Sea Salt (perfect blend of cs lux chocolate drizzled in salt to enahnce the sweetness), and Strawberry Lemonade. Hit up the Whole Foods King of Pops inventory and stock your freezer, too!


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Summer guide | cocktails

Summertime Sippin’: Five cocktails you gotta try before fall Premium Margarita

by anna chandler

@Tequila’s Town What’s summer without a perfect margarita and some tacos? The frosty fave has its own menu section at Tequila’s Town; if you wanna go classic, treat yourself to the Premium, hand-shaken and made from your selection of top shelf tequila. Those who like a little kick can opt for the Jalapeno Margarita, which is hand-shaken with fresh peppers. Keep an eye out for deals: just $4 for a small house marg—and if you really wanna be ballin’ on a budget, get down there at happy hour for buy-one-get-one!

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It was a tough job, but someone had to do it. In the height of sweltering June, we combed Savannah for the chillest cocktails out there; The Hostess City, as she does, delivered. Whether you’re planning for quiet conversation and craft cocktails or a weekend booze cruise with guests, you’ll never feel parched with these winners.

Peach Tea @The Jinx

A shot of Turkey and a big ol’ PBR may be customary at the downtown music venue, but the Jinx boys have whipped up one hell of a summer drink menu. We’re hooked on the Peach Tea, crafted from a winning trifecta of Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, fresh peach puree, and lemon juice. Crisp and totally refreshing, it’s just the right amount of sweet—not too overpowering—and the fruity undertones will make you proud to be sipping in the Peach State. Gil whips up an amazing Rum Horchata, too—it’s essentially a White Russian for summer, crafted with house-made horchata, rum, and a dusting of cinnamon nutmeg. With the horchata’s rice base, it’s almost like savoring a light dessert. Try the full summer menu from Monday through Friday during happy hour.

Clockwise from left: Social’s Frozen Jack & Coke; Blowin’ Smoke’s Gangsta’s Paradise; The Jinx’s Rum Horchata; Gil Cruz whips up a Peach Tea at The Jinx.

Sake Bloody Mary @Foxy Loxy

Frozen Jack & Coke

@Congress Street Social Club Remember the thrill of biking down to the convenience store for a frosty Coke slushy during summer vacation? So that’s what’s going on here, but with whiskey. See? Being an adult ain’t so bad! It’s an amazing treat to sip in the shade on Social’s patio, but pace yourself—brainfreeze is the worst, and was experienced intensely while conducting research for this article. We suffer so you don’t have to.

Gangsta’s Paradise @Blowin’ Smoke

Why kick off a vacation day with mimosas when you could be sippin’ on gin and juice? We are all about this concoction of TRU Organic Botanical Gin, simple syrup, elderflower, and fresh citrus juice—the flavors are well-balanced, with the elderflower giving the OJ a certain air of sophistication. Pinky out, y’all.

So you stayed out all night trying all aforementioned delicious cocktails. Everything hurts. Let Foxy help. There’s much more room to breathe now that SCAD’s out for summer, so take full advantage and bring the whole gang to brunch in the courtyard. While you’re soaking up the previous night’s booze with Tex-Mex morning delights like the Foxy Haystack (hash browns, bacon, cilantro crema, cheese, and salsa over grits? YES), get a little hair of the dog. The Sake Bloody Mary is a great cure: sake, combined with their own Foxy Bloody Mary Mix, olives, and a lemon slice, is a welcome way to kick start your morning. CS

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Summer living | beers @the beach

Beach brews for a hoppy summer Saisons

by lee heidel lee@brewdrinkrun.com /@brewdrinkrun brewdrinkrun.com

THE intense summer sun has returned and it is hot outside. It’s the familiar thick, humid heat that only Southerners can truly understand. Luckily, Savannahians have easy access to the beach and the minor reliefs that a coastal breeze and a quick dip in the ocean can provide. With the sand between your toes, the roar of nearby waves and a pair of cheap sunglasses, only one thing is missing: A cold beer in your favorite koozie. With more craft beer choices available on store shelves than ever, deciding which beer to pack for a relaxing day at the beach can be overwhelming. You can depend on the following beer styles for refreshment and enjoyment for your next day spent on the coast. All of the recommendations below are available in cans for easy beach transport.

Citrus-forward IPAs

Strongly-hopped beers may seem like a less-than-ideal beverage for a day baking in the sun, but for hop heads who need a fix, IPAs with orange, tangerine and grapefruit flavors make a great compromise. Hi-5 IPA from Athens, GA brewery Terrapin is a perfect example. If the surfing

Atalanta is from one of Georgia’s newest breweries, Orpheus Brewing, and is a welcome addition to the growing list of statebrewed canned beers. Atalanta is billed is a “tart plum saison” and that is a perfect three word description. In addition to that quick sour punch, there is also a bit of saltiness and the traditional yeast-forward saison character that makes this beer unique and a fun diversion from more bland warm-weather brews. If a more typical saison, with notes of lemon, orange and banana, tinged with a bit of black pepper is more your thing, you Enjoy your beer, but remember: No glass on the beach! can’t go wrong with Orpheus’ other canned saison, Lyric Ale. turtle on the bright orange label wasn’t Lagers No matter which beer you select, be sure enough of a tip off, this West Coast style The Cigar City Brewing beer Hotter Than to also choose the proper receptacle. Glass at the beach is against the law, so stay away IPA was made for active beach days. After Helles was named for a weather pun that from traditional bottles and instead opt for the citrus crush provided by five different alludes to the temperature outside, not the aluminum cans. hops used during the boil and an equally spiciness in the can. Helles is German for Cans are also lighter than bottles for intense dry-hopping period, Hi-5 finishes “light colored” and the style was named to easier packing in and out to take home and with a crisp honey-malt sweetness. separate this Munich-born beer from its darker-hued counterparts. Cigar City’s take recycle. If drinking a more limited release draft Wheat Beers is traditional with a light hop bitterness, beer on the beach is more your style, transIf the bitter bite of hops isn’t your idea sweet malt flavor and a floral aroma that port it in a bullet-style plastic growler, availof a summertime sipper, Oberon from Bell’s promotes complexity and repeat drinking. Brewery provides a less complicated form Lagers like Hotter Than Helles are a great able at The Beer Growler in downtown Savannah. of refreshment without sacrificing great choice for mixed groups where non-craft Serve in a red solo cup and your beach taste. Oberon’s flavor profile includes a mild drinkers will be pulling from a shared cooler. reprieve will be complete. cs fruitiness, touch of spice and a smooth, easy- It will be a familiar, if more flavorful brew drinking mouthfeel. It’s only available from for those branching out from the Buds and March through Labor Day, timed to coinCoronas more commonly seen up and down cide with the summer drinking months. the sandy beaches. For more fruit bite and a closer-to-home option, try Whabbit Wheat from Marietta’s Red Hare Brewing. This new release is brewed with apricots and peaches to enhance a traditional wheat beer base.

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Summer living | Food & Drink

Some Eats to Beat the Heat By Cheryl Baisden Solis

J. Christopher’s 122 E Liberty (912) 236-7494

With this sultry Southern heat taking the breath right outta ya, who wants to turn on the stove? Here are a few spots this foodie girl loves to haunt during the summer sweata-thon – and you don’t have to dress up to enjoy a great meal at any of them. • Craving a good breakfast to accommodate everybody’s tastes? A sunny, cheerful room where the AC hums and the scent draws you ‘round the corner and through the door before you realize it? Check out J. Christopher’s on Liberty Street and order any one of their luscious Skillets, the Huevos Avocado, or, for the truly starving: the Bubba Breakfast. Vegetarians, weightwatchers, carnivores and pancake aficionados will all find something here to amaze and delight! • For the brave among us who look forward dusting off our picnic baskets for an afternoon under the trees or sunning at the beach, you will find everything you need at Parker’s Urban Market on Drayton Street. Gourmet goodies, Southern favorites, fresh baked goods, decadent desserts, an awesome wine and beer section and enough drink choices to boggle the mind, make a stop before heading out to the picnic grounds. Keep hold of the kids, too, because the brilliant array of candies and confections will have them tuggin’ on your shorts for sure!

Parker’s Urban Market 222 Drayton St (912) 233-1000

Wayback Burgers

8108 Abercorn Street #120 (912) 925-7654

Sting Ray’s

1403 Butler Ave, Tybee Island (912) 786-0209

Sandfly BBQ

8413 Ferguson Ave (912) 356-5463

Lili’s Restaurant & Bar

326 Johnny Mercer Blvd on Wilmington Is. (912) 235-2664

Lady Saigon

409 W Congress St (inside Boomy’s Bar) (912) 436-6660

Splendid Shabu Top row: Collin’s Quarter, Sandfly BBQ; Bottom row: Lady Saigon, Splendid Shabu Feel the breezes, breath in the salt air, throw back an always cold beer and feel free to wear yer flip-flops and shorts. On weekends you may have to wait a bit, but believe me, it’s worth it!

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• Even in the scorching heat BBQ lovers will seek out that smokin’ ‘Q, bravin’ the gnats and sweaty armpits to get to a juicy stack ‘o beef brisket or tender pork at Sandfly BBQ on Ferguson Ave. down at the end of Skidaway Rd. Hand-cut fries, juicy & tender smoked chicken, the best damn smoked BBQ beans you’ll ever eat, friendly • Wayback Burgers is a newbie to the service, and—if you can get it before it food scene in Savannah, but they already disappears—old-fashioned scratch made have an avid following—why? Big, flavorful Coconut Cake to die for! Sit inside or out burgers, incredible creamy milkshakes in fla- at the picnic tables, family friendly, a great vors like Orange Creamsicle & Butter Pecan place for lunch or dinner! served up in metal shakers that keep’em cold until the last slurp, and so-called “Irish • Lili’s Restaurant & Bar on Wilmington Nachos” made from hand-cut fries and Island is a just-arrived little jewel of a place slathered in DEE-licious chili, two kinds of on Johnny Mercer Dr. where you can find— cheese, onions and jalapeños! honest-ta-Goddess--the best fried oysters you’d ever imagine, succulent lamb, local favs • If seafood is what your mouth is waterlike a truly tasty Shrimp n’ Grits, eclectic ing for, take a trip down to Tybee to Sting selections with a Persian or French savor, Ray’s on the main strip, and enjoy it fried, and fantastic salads. Everything is so fresh, steamed, grilled or served up in a huge Low so beautifully presented, and weekly specials Country Boil. Best seats in the house are are guaranteed to bowl you over. Sit outside outta-the-house, on the open patio under on the shaded patio or inside in the shadowed cool, have a glass of wine and enjoy an 26 beach umbrellas, or on the covered porch.

incredible Sunday Brunch, it’s dress up or dress down and one of the BEST places in town for summer dining! • In the last few months the area has been graced with two spectacular Asian eateries: Lady Saigon’s inside ‘Boomy’s Bar’ on Congress Street, and ‘Splendid Shabu’ out on the Pooler Parkway. Rachel Tran has reincarnated a former Savannah favorite inside ‘Boomy’s’ and serves a superb menu of truly authentic Vietnamese and Thai dishes, fresh, beautiful and ranging along a wide variety of tastes. Her menu also includes American cuisine such as a juicy grilled ribeye, lambchops and delicately crispy fried softshell crab. Don’t miss this one! • Splendid Shabu in Pooler is Tommy Tsoi’s answer to Chinese hotpot: choose either a delicate or spicy broth and a dazzling array of thin sliced meats, fresh vegies, dumplings, mushrooms and seafood for your own personal hotpot. For those who wanna avoid the heat, don’t worry—each pot is simmering atop a flat burner—no live flames here!—on a cool marble table. Choose your items from a convenient menu and everything is brought to you ready to go; get your sauces from a neat array on the side, order up a cold brewski or a boba tea and get ready to enjoy!

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They’ve been described as “artful,” “experimental, “conceptually daring.” When they performed on MTV, the channel called them “out-of-control terrifying.” Yet with an unprintable name and hardcore punk roots, Fucked Up has shot to the top of all manner of Best Of lists, gaining universal critical acclaim. To say their discography is tremendous is an understatement: 85 releases since their 2002 demo, only four of those being studio LPs. How do they do it? By being entirely unpredictable and wonderfully surprising in sound, presentation, and promotion: and they’re damn good at it. Fucked Up’s sound and album themes have ranged from ambitious punk rock operas about lightbulb factory workers building bombs and falling in love (2011’s David Comes to Life) to the cinematically alluring Zodiac series, a string of EPs the band’s sporadically released since 2006. Year of the Dog came first, with Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, and Dragon following. They’re transformative and unusually beautiful epics: take “Year of the Ox,” which furiously pummels full-throttle before soaring a little past the six-minute mark into a gorgeous, invincible string build. 2014’s Glass Boys was a “return” of sorts to no-holds-barred selfreflection and received wide praise. Breaking through it all is the distinct and unmistakable contrast of the classic hardcore shrapnel-spewing command of Damien Abraham (Pink Eyes) versus huge, melodic, near-anthemic guitars. It’s contagious stuff. Year of the Hare was just released by Deathwish Inc. on June 15; the A-side and B-side were recorded in three different studios over two years. On June 3, the band released a music video for the title track online. Broken up into 25 short film pieces, the project repeats an infinite number of times and connects in a random order, so no view is the same. The only instructions: “Use your keyboard to escape the loops.” At this point, the Canadians are legends of innovative songwriting, marketing, and DIY know-how; on the Zodiac tour, they’ll exclusively play songs from the series of the same name. We spoke with lead guitarist Mike Haliechuk (10,000 Marbles) on the tour, artistic intent, and the “long game” of creating a discography.

With “Hare,” I literally tried to edit it like as if I was doing a movie. I tried to put in weird turns, foreshadowing, etc., whatever. Little flashbacks. I like a mechanical or like industrial style of producing music—a lot of our work as a band involves arranging—making up a cool part or two and then making sure they are all in the right parts to fit the song. With “Hare,” I wanted to have a song that didn’t flow—obviously, parts of it make sense as a song, but then it goes backwards, it drops out completely, etc. The intro is just a feedback loop of the live room itself. It’s more of a piece than a song really, I guess? Fucked Up and DOOMSQUAD. The “Zodiac” series has been released as EPs. Some of them, though 2 songs long, still clock in at the length of some hardcore records—many feel like songs within songs, too, there’s a great sense of movement there. The EP format certainly lets the songs breathe. Is there a kind of freedom in releasing these as EPs?   Mike Haliechuk: Yeah, I mean, that is obviously the purpose of these records. Every time I write one, I think about how easy it would be just to tweak one of these long songs and just have it be the basis of a fulllength, but the Zodiac thing is something we’re committed to, and yeah, lets us go to weird places. The inspiration is that song “Echoes” on the Pink Floyd record Meddle... it takes up the entire B-side of the album.  It’s nice to have a thing you can work on and get crazy with that doesn’t get the same kind of attention that an album would— you get to make one of those every few years, but we’ve been working at Zodiac stuff constantly here and there for almost 10 years now.  The buildup on “Year of the Hare” (song) is so fascinatingly uncomfortable. You’re waiting and waiting, expecting something to explode, some huge turn…and it’s that tender acoustic guitar. Then again, around the 3-minute mark, that huge breath—it

Like the song, the interactive video seems very circular—like being trapped in a Vine. Tell us a little about the conceptualization of it. We wanted to think of a way where we could premiere some of the music from Hare without just having it be a stream of the song, since no one is gonna stick on one website for 20 minutes listening to some new song. The Vine thing I never thought of, but that kind of makes sense, and I think that’s how we should have released it now. But we just wanted the film to have the same confusing sense of direction that the song does, and have it relate to the lyrics, which are about this simple guy getting stuck in simple problems until they overwhelm him in a surreal way.  How did the “Year of the Zodiac” tour come together? Why DOOMSQUAD for collaborators/extra bandmates? DOOMSQUAD have been our friends for a while and it just made sense. They have their own great thing and are kind of on the furthest end of the spectrum that we’re part of, but they are great onstage and gelled with us very quickly. As I understand it, you were working on Year of the Hare the same time you were working on Glass Boys; while everyone associates Fucked Up with innovation and


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the unexpected, Glass Boys definitely felt like Fucked Up’s more “traditional” sweeping, melodic hardcore. Both albums have a real unifying beauty to them. Do you consider the Zodiac series to be separate from Fucked Up’s “usual” work?

our discography as a very long game—it’s less important that every record is consumed now than it is to have a really big cohesive discography for all time. It’s kind of a slog, because people get annoyed and people make stupid jokes on the internet, but it’s more about the kid who Kind of? A part of me hopes that 20 years is gonna discover FU in 20 years who gets after we’re done that people look back on to wade through all these records and not the Zodiac stuff as our defining contribuhave to worry about the context they were tion. But when we are in the studio, we’re all released in, like whatever internet stuff or always working on a handful of things bad reviews or shit talk. beyond the album we’re recording. You get Like, when I was a kid, my favorite band sick of working on one thing 16 hours every was Poison Idea, and part of the reason was day, so it’s nice to have other songs to do and because they had an almost endless discogswitch up the vibe a little bit. When we were raphy, so I was able to be engaged with them working on David [Comes to Life], I was as my favorite band for years, because it took also recording Tiger, etc. Pig came out at the that long to get all the shit they put out. cs same time as Hidden World, maybe even on the same day? Fucked Up, Doomsquad An article from that satire site The Hard Times popped in my Twitter feed this morning: “Fucked Up To Release New EP On Ancient Clay Pot.” How do you balance the line of excess, i.e. having four drum tracks on Glass Boys or releasing 40+ singles? On paper, it could seem excessive—but in the end, it works in this wonderfully immersive, non-pretentious way. Is there any regard to possibly “overdoing” things? Are these the results of six different players’ concepts and musical ideas merging? I guess? I mean the great thing about consuming music is you get to consume just the amount of it that you want. No one who likes FU has to get every record. When we started the band, we were all record collectors, so I think we look at

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ART school was fun in the mid-2000s. Weirdo indie rock was at a defining pinnacle. It seemed anyone who was in some semblance of a band on campus was smearing their faces in war paint and punching away at MacBooks, and everybody’s iPods were stocked with obscure pop scattered in dissonant synths, bristling lead vocals, and lyrics that would come out of a game of Mad Libs played by Bukowski and an Adderall-deprived eleven-year-old. I interned in New York for a summer, spending the weekends exploring with college friends. Even the old-school jukeboxes in the Williamsburg bars were up-to-theminute cool, stocked full of cuts by Wolf Parade, MGMT, and above all, Man Man. It was hard to not fall in love, the way their single “Van Helsing Boombox” started off so toe-tappingly melodic and lurched into a sweet, slightly sloppy gallop. Vocalist Ryan Kattner’s timbre is often likened to Tom Waits’—and while “he sounds like Tom Waits” can be a lazy way folks describe a man with a tremoring, salty bellow of a singing voice, it’s an apt comparison in Kattner’s case. You know those moments when Waits’ acerbic front transforms into a kind of brutally honest, piercing tenderness? It’ll get you when you least expect it. That’s what Kattner evokes, with complete candor and conviction. Underneath that big voice was a saloon-style piano that sounded like it was reeling around on square wheels, pulled through some kind of riotous parade. Those lyrics, pounding in the haze of the post-collegiate panic and ennui: “only time will tell if I’ll allow the scenery around me to eat me alive.” Anyone with their indie cred in check had a copy of Six Demon Bag and Rabbit Habits, but it wasn’t just the underpinnings of mallet percussion, demented elfin gang vocals, or the twisted court jester vibe that won folks over—no one talked about a live show with rapt awe the way they talked about Man Man. More of a spectacle than a concert, anything could and did happen there: Kattner would bang his head on the piano as the band blew kazoos in unison and trumpets roared. Finally, Savannah gets a taste. Kattner (stage name Honus Honus) is

Pow Pow and Honus Honus make make Man Man! wittily wry, self-deprecating, and appreciative when recapping life since he started writing songs on a whim post-college. “By no means is any of this supposed to sound pessimistic,” he says at the end of our conversation. “I’m just trying to be a realist.” That honesty, however bleak, is a trait that’s always made Kattner the fascinating “character” he is. His accepting a career path in the crapshoot of the music industry comes with a complicated mix of fatigue and resilience. Kattner would play a gig every night of the year if he could, but he also half-jokes about spending his time in his new home of Los Angeles “trying to hustle and find my post-music career.” The founding member of Man Man is certainly branching out, with a dizzying array of projects on deck: Man Man’s follow-up to 2013’s On Oni Pond, his first solo album, a film script, a theatrical score, and a collaborative kids’ record, to be released under the moniker Booger Bubbles. “I’m totally faking everything I’m doing,” Kattner laughs. “I had to dig deep to write. In a weird way, if you had told me ten years ago I’d be scoring a play, I’d think you’re out of your mind.” Same goes for Booger Bubbles, something Kattner got into when he felt burned out and wanted to create without overthinking. But let’s let’s wind back. Kid Kattner’s taking piano lessons alongside one of the prettiest, most popular girls in school. Once she quits—and he realizes that key mastery required 15-30 minutes of practice each night—his interest significantly declines.

“Really, it was a way to scam my parents into buying me a Casio to make fart noises and synthesizer helicopters flying overhead,” he remarks dryly. And though Kattner downplays that early experimentation (“It’s funny,” he says, “you read biographies of famous actors, like, when they were in third grade: oh, they were writing, producing and starring in their own plays! Yeah—that’s called fucking make believe”), it’s hard to entirely discredit the influence it may have had on Man Man’s boisterously innovative catalog. He went off to college to study film and playwriting, returning to music in his early 20s in a moment of post-art school exploration. The culmination of “poor life decisions” and “general restlessness” evolved into a way of life that Kattner never saw coming: years later, he’s making a living off playing in the first band he ever formed. “It was something novel,” Kattner recalls. “It’s like, ‘I don’t know how to write songs, let’s try to write some songs.’ It was supposed to be a one-off loop, and it turned into an accidental career. I know it sounds like it’s not humility, but it’s the truth: I really stumbled into it.” Today, Kattner is the only remaining original member of Man Man, alongside multi-instrumentalists Adam Schatz (Brown Sugar), Bryan Murphy (Shono), and drummer Christopher Powell (Pow Pow). Powell’s been around the longest: after Kattner’s first drummer amicably parted ways with the band, Powell, Kattner’s


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“favorite drummer in Philly,” played on Man Man’s 2006 album Six Demon Bag. “Our budget was so meager, I gave him half of it,” Kattner laughs. “I think we put out that record for 1,200 bucks, as opposed to the 500 from when we recorded our first record.” It was an odd time in Philadelphia; vibrant and close-knit, for sure, but Kattner says Man Man was always an outlier on the scene. Powell still lives in Philly, while Kattner has relocated to Los Angeles; it’s a completely different world than the one Man Man came up in, but the vibe has provided plenty of fodder for new writing and music. “It’s where dreams go to die,” Kattner says admiringly of his new home. “That right there is a cesspool of ideas.” The new Man Man record has a “very L.A.-centric, cross-continental vibe” inspired by the move, and Kattner hints at a new turn musically. “Much to the chagrin of people who liked our first record, who wish we kept making the same record over and over, that’s a concept that doesn’t appeal to me,” he states. “We’re human beings—we’re supposed to grow and evolve and have new ideas. And that’s why all the records are different; I’m

personally in a different place every goround. I don’t want to write the same record. That’s boring to me.” As a band defined by their live show, Kattner says he intends for the record to have a different feel than a live experience. “I think it’s just something I’ve always wanted when I go see a show: I want it to be visceral. I don’t want it to have the same effect as putting out a record, unless it’s music that’s absolutely stunning and breathtaking, I want there to be a human connection. Like when I see a band, and they don’t sound perfect, there’s that rawness that you can’t replicate on a recording.” The band plans on testing out some of the new cuts in Savannah, so keep your ears peeled for the unfamiliar. As far as a release date goes, Kattner says the new record will see the light of day “hopefully before the apocalypse”—in other words, they’re taking their sweet time. “The last two years have been very brutal, having any semblance of a personal life,” Kattner says. “Chris is married now—you want to have a family, so we’re taking our time with this next record. We may lose our fans and come back and lament that, but life is a very long endeavor. You don’t want to ever look back and realize you spent my

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Trav’lin’ Light: The Music of Mercer (OnStage Summer Cabaret Series) @Lucas Theatre for the Arts

Savannah’s son of song is the focus of the latest OnStage Summer Cabaret. Savannah native and acclaimed New York Cabaret artist Minda Larsen will sing favorites and deep cuts from Johnny Mercer’s catalog, viewing the legend’s legacy through her own lens. Much like Mercer, Larsen relates to the struggle of balancing the glitz of fame with hometown roots, navigating the big city life as a small-town Southerner. Larsen was recently named one of New York City’s rising cabaret stars, listed as “firmly in the ‘one to watch’ category among New York cabaret singers” by Broadwayworld.com. Accompanied by jazz composer Neal Kirkwood, Larsen will dish out songs like “Goody Goody,” “Skylark,” “Too Marvelous For Words,” and, of course, “Moon River.” Thursday, June 25, 8 p.m., $25

Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Brave Baby, Missionary Blues @The Jinx

Following that helluva good lineup drop from Revival Fest comes a summer tease from one of the fest’s most anticipated acts. Holy Ghost Tent Revival has a ‘60s soul groove that will get everyone on the floor and dancing; stir that in with some classic rock influences and some big, Southern-steeped brass, and you got yourself a party! Don’t miss out on the chance to catch Charleston’s Brave Baby—their 2013 LP Forty Bells is one of the strongest releases out of South Carolina in recent memory. Think twinklingly upbeat, pensive indie rock in the vein of The Helio Sequence. Missionary Blues kick off the night with harmonica strains and wicked guitar chops. Friday, June 26, 10 p.m., $8 via ticketfly.com, $10 day of

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Head to Bloomingdale to scope out the young virtuosos of family Snyder. In the running for International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2013 Guitar Player of the Year at just 19 years old, Zeb Snyder performs alongside his sis, Samantha, named Best Adult Fiddler in 2011 at the Old Fiddler’s Convention at the age of 15, and dad Bud on bass. The trio is often joined by mom Laine to flesh out harmonies; sometimes, little brother Owen even joins in on the vocals or guitar. Based in Lexington, North Carolina, their family-friendly sound sews bluegrass, Southern rock, blues, Texas swing, and newgrass together into a sound that’s distinctly Snyder: go for the chops, stay for the surprises.

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Pee Wee Moore dishes out real-deal American outlaw country, keeping freight-train rhythms and guitar twang going across the nation. As the opening track of his album Make Sure the Story’s Being Told says, Moore “always keep[s] moving on,” kicking out over 200 shows a year. His are ramblin’ tunes for liquor-drinkin’ and boot-stompin.’ Atlanta’s Rod Hamdallah blends Delta blues and garage dirt to make greased-up, ‘60s style house rockers. His debut EP, Think About It, is a full-throttle study in nasty guitar licks, Georgia-accented tin can vocals, and hip-shakin’ hooks. CS Saturday, June 27, 10 p.m., $7


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YOU don’t need to be a psychology buff to enjoy “dream boy” by Andrew Lyman, but it sure couldn’t hurt. The winning exhibit of Non-Fiction Gallery’s “Your Art Here” contest, “dream boy” explores themes of sexuality, queerness, coming of age, digital communication, otherness and isolation, and single pieces individually and collectively explore even more themes. Lyman, an Atlanta native, is a photography major at SCAD and is one quarter away from graduation. He’s interned with CR Fashion Book in New York and has been featured in SPOON and Savannah’s own Aint-Bad magzines. Many of the photographs in “dream boy” come from one of his larger series, “Reverence,” and also has roots in another series of his, “Teen Dream.” That series, created in his sophomore year, sought to exemplify the ideal teenage boy, which is certainly a major part of “dream boy” as well. “I’ve always been interested in this other entity, a certain coolness,” Lyman explains. “I definitely felt bothered growing up as a queer dude, and just being weirder than everyone else and wanting to fit in and not seeing any reason why I wouldn’t. There’s always been this untouchable entity of coolness; that’s where ‘dream boy’ comes from.” With the exception of the coolest kids, the feeling of youth ostracism, in its various forms, is universal and one of the reasons why so many people dislike their middle school years. Being a kid on the queer spectrum can make the ostracism sting even more, since, as Lyman explains, “I didn’t really fit in with the boys, and the girls were like, ‘No boys allowed.’” However, Lyman notes, “The show isn’t necessarily about boys; it’s more about myself and being a boy.” While the show is largely comprised of photographs, it’s also an installation piece meant to represent Lyman’s boyhood bedroom, down to a pile of dirty laundry and a well-worn chair across from a computer screen. Giant printouts of text messages are also hung on the wall, which, Lyman says, are all real texts he’s sent and received. A defining tenet of the show is post-human theory, which refers to the domination of computers and other forms of artificial intel34 ligence in today’s world and how

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Beyond the aluminum prints of boys and a cloud of dirty laundry, there’s a simple text request on the bathroom mirror: send a selfie to @urdreamboy4ever via Instagram’s direct messages. Will your selfie get posted to the account? Will you receive something in return? That’s all part of the mystery. Welcome to the age of sexting. Photos by Rachael Flora

said domination could mean that computers will become smarter than humans. While Lyman doesn’t get this deep into the theory with his art, he uses a lot of texts in an attempt to capture what it’s like to come of age in the digital world. Some of the texts are obvious rejections, like “no thanks” “i’m good” and “this is awkward.” In the days of sexting and Tinder, even a flippant text can instantly make someone feel like they don’t belong and are undesirable. Lyman also uses a series of sixteen photos of boys looking into or away from the camera to help visualize rejection. “It’s a questioning gaze, the male gaze, but it’s very different than an objectifying gaze,” Lyman muses. “I see the gaze as a mirror. There are all of these moments where you’re waiting for the other person to respond to you. It’s all about feeling like you belong or not.” One of the most visually interesting parts of the show is the huge collage of 4x6 prints, not unlike the kind you get from CVS kiosks, tackling a variety of symbols and themes. It’s almost like a hidden picture puzzle — the more you look, the more you see, and the more you analyze. “With each photo, I like it to ask more questions than be definitive,” Lyman says. “You can draw your own conclusions. Everything is put next to something else that makes sense and relates to everything around it. It’s an ephemeral grouping.” A particularly striking juxtaposition is a photo of Lyman’s young nephew next to a photo of Lyman’s full backside, a pairing he says his sister would kill him over. In fact, nudity appears a lot in the collage, but all to varying degrees, raising questions of how context makes nudity acceptable or not. That too can be seen as one of the underlying themes of the show. “We’re putting a disclaimer at the front saying there’s nudity, but it’s totally mild,” he asserts. While the nudity is mild, sensitive viewers beware: there are two photos of frontal nudity and small plaster-cast molds of, ahem, members in the cloud installation. The genitalia, though, shouldn’t be a reason to miss it this deeply personal, incredibly smart, sometimes complicated show. After all, as Lyman says, “Boyishness is nebulous.” cs dream boy at Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St., through July 7


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tion of 56 small oil paintings for $56 each. Opening reception June 26, 7-10pm. June 26-Aug. 1. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St.

Anna Fox Ryan: Stealth Light — New oil paintings on view by Anna Fox Ryan, a Philadelphia based artist who also practices Shamanic Healing. This series is inspired by Luminous Energy Fields of individuals or often called their aura. Galerie 124, 124 East Taylor Street. Bodies of Work — A two person exhibition featuring the visual art of Yogis Maggie Hayes and Cara Griffin. Each will also offer a yoga workshop in the gallery while their artwork is on display. Classes include: “You Don’t Have to Feel Like Sh*t” – with Maggie Hayes - exploring techniques to move and breathe more easily. And “Nada Work by Kimberly Reed is on display at The Butcher on Bay Street, with a recepYoga” – with Cara Griffin - guiding you to tion this Friday. tune into your unique frequency through a sound/movement experience. Show runs June 24th - 28th Gallery Hours: Noon-5pm around three principal themes: multicultur- highways of Florida from the early 1960s to gallery reception is free, classes are $18 alism and the “identity politics” debates, the early 1990s selling oil paintings from each or $30 for both Sat., June 27, 7-9 the digital revolution, and globalization. the trunks of cars. Beach Institute, 502 E. p.m. 912-657-1122. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Through Sep. 20. telfair.org. telfair.org/ Harris St. Bull Street. jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Joshua Hill — As well as faux finishes, Continuing Exhibits painted furniture and murals, Joshua has Dicky Stone and Dana Richardson — A native designed greeting cards and painted canArt and Poetry — Clara Agüero Ortiz’s colof Sewanee, Tennessee, Dana Richardson vases. 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A portion of sales will benefit varied interpretations of the landscape of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, the hospice’s Daily Impact Fund. Hospice genre. By definition, “Landfall” also sug9 West Henry St. Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower gests a first encounter or arrival, and many Drive. of the artists responded to this notion. The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Diverse disciplines are represented in the Pursuit of Painting — The landmark exhibition, dream boy — An accumulation of multimeshow, including painting, photography, organized by Millennium Gate Museum, dia work including photography, video, sculpture, furniture design, fibers, drawing is the first of its kind in the United States installation and sound, this solo exhibition and printmaking. Through Sep. 5. Gutstein since 1965 and features paintings by Sir endeavors to materialize and interpret the Gallery, 201 E Broughton St,. 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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th & United States, Mexico, Thailand, and, of through the perspectives of 45 differAbercorn Sts. course, the artist’s native England. General ent artists born or working in the United museum admission. Jepson Center for the States between the years of 1989 and The Highwaymen — The exhibit features Arts, 207 West York St. 2001 -- from the fall of the Berlin Wall to several well known black artists known as 9/11. Covering a range of social issues and The Highwaymen. A total of 26 artists, one geopolitical milestones, the show centers woman and twenty-five men, traveled the


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OOOO In the immortal words of the great Mark Twain, reports of Pixar’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Well, maybe I’m paraphrasing—at any rate, that’s the takeaway following the release of Inside Out, which immediately establishes itself as one of the best animated efforts ever crafted by the beloved studio, an outfit that had been in a bit of a creative free-fall since 2010’s Toy Story 3. Certainly, Monsters University, Brave and even the critically hammered Cars 2 all have their fans (with Brave even winning the Best Animated Feature Oscar), but none enjoyed the hosannas that greeted the majority of past Pixar pics, most notably during the incredible four-year stretch that produced in rapid succession the powerhouse quartet of Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up and Toy Story 3. Inside Out is a glorious return to form for the outfit, as it demonstrates that few filmmakers in Hollywood today can match the Pixar brain trust when it comes to creating motion pictures that offer an irresistible mix of imagination, intelligence and emotion. Inside Out relates the story of an 11-yearold girl named Riley (voiced by Kaitlyn Dias). More accurately, it relates the story of what’s inside Riley—specifically, core emotions that have been with her since birth. First and foremost, there’s Joy (Amy Poehler), the “control room” leader and the one responsible for trying to make Riley enjoy every moment of her life. That’s a tall order, considering the other emotions are all vying for prime-time programming. There’s Anger (Lewis Black), there’s Fear (Bill Hader) and there’s Disgust (Mindy Kaling). And then there’s Sadness (Phyllis Smith), the emotion that Joy is perpetually attempting to most keep at bay. Yet once Riley moves from her cherished childhood home in Minnesota to a ramshackle abode in San Francisco—a

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does the same on Jurassic World, taking a back seat while allowing indie filmmaker Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) the opportunity to lord over a billion-dollar franchise. Trevorrow doesn’t flub the assignment— the film is generally well-paced and contains a handful of satisfying set-pieces—but neither does he imprint it with anything resembling a personal touch. The original Jurassic Park looked, felt and moved like a Steven Spielberg joint; conversely, Jurassic World seems like it could have been made by any Tom, Dick or Colin. Chris Pratt is Owen, who works at Jurassic World as a combo dinosaur wrangler and velociraptor whisperer. Like his filmic forefathers Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum, he’s not sure man should be messing around with nature—in this case, creating a new and improved dinosaur meant to be bigger and bolder than anything that’s ever walked the earth. Having learned nothing from the lessons imparted via the aborted Jurassic Park— namely, that out-of-control dinosaurs love to snack on humans—the scientists, capitalists and paleontologist powers-that-be overseeing Jurassic World ignore all modes of common sense and soon find their baby, the so-called Indominus Rex (Darth Indominus to its friends), wreaking havoc all over the themed island. Other dinosaurs also manage to break free, and soon there are fatalities galore. Pratt’s role is thinly written, but the actor invests the character with enough personality to make him an affable hero. Other nicely modulated performances turn up in the supporting ranks, including Irrfan Khan as the JW CEO, Jake Johnson as a talkative techie and The Intouchables’ Omar Sy as Pratt’s best friend and colleague. Other actors, though, are defeated by the shrillness of their roles. Bryce Dallas Howard, as park operations manager Claire, has to remain in ninny mode for far too long a period, only coming into her own toward the end. As young brothers Zach and Gray, visiting their Aunt Claire and becoming subject to the most dino-destruction, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins are required to play perpetually irksome kids, the sort of brats you wish will eventually be used by some immoral adult as a bite-size distraction for the rampaging beasts. And the fine actor Vincent D’Onofrio, who first made his mark as a military grunt in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Full Metal Jacket, here engages in Full Metal Raptor, playing a 38 gung-ho security head who wants to train

dinosaurs to serve as soldiers in overseas combat situations. Yes, it’s as ridiculous as it sounds, and D’Onofrio’s part requires him mainly to act pompous and spout nonsensical dialogue. But let’s face it: Audiences are coming to see dinosaurs, not people, and in that respect, the film delivers the goods a decent amount of the time. The lovingly crafted critters seen in the ’93 model have naturally given way to CGI counterparts, but for the most part, the effects work proves to be potent, with enough bravura sequences (the aquatic mosasaurus maneuvers, the pterodactyl attack) to satiate the faithful.

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OOO Here’s the extraordinary thing about Spy, the latest comedy from director and hitmaker Paul Feig: it somehow manages to feel like both a star vehicle and an ensemble piece. At its center is Melissa McCarthy, who’s been memorable when part of a large cast (Bridesmaids, St. Vincent) or even in a costarring role (The Heat) but whose chances at a headlining career took a hit with last summer’s dismal Tammy. But Feig, who guided the actress to an Oscar nomination for Bridesmaids and also helmed The Heat, clearly knows how to best employ her talents, and with Spy, a picture he not only directed but also wrote, he offers her what’s basically a cinematic love letter. McCarthy plays Susan Cooper, a CIA agent who’s content confined to desk duty, serving as the miked-up voice in the ear of agent extraordinaire Bradley Fine ( Jude Law). But when Fine is put out of commission by a femme fatale named Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne, another Bridesmaids alumna), Susan volunteers to go out into the field. Her boss (Allison Janney) informs her that she’s only to observe and report, but Susan instead finds herself immersed in deep-cover espionage, mixing it up with Rayna while also contending with Rick Ford ( Jason Statham), a rogue CIA agent who firmly believes that Susan will hopelessly screw up the mission. The plot is fairly standard spy-spoof material, but Feig has taken great care to provide his star with an arsenal of comedic opportunities. McCarthy never once lets him down: Her Susan Cooper is wholly sympathetic, but that vulnerability (rarely seen in the actress’ roles before) never interferes with her ability to deliver precisiontimed laughs. Many of these gags are at her expense, but

they’re never mean-spirited, and, perhaps most pleasingly, they don’t revolve around her weight (the fat jokes are mercifully MIA) but rather the impressions that others make about her. It’s here where the rest of the cast comes in and makes Spy far more than a one-woman show. Without fail, all of the performers beautifully play off McCarthy and her often hapless, often heroic character, particularly Byrne, who’s wonderful as a cool crime queen both amused and annoyed by Susan’s shenanigans, and Statham, absolutely hysterical as a macho agent more skilled in braggadocio than in anything else. Yet the depth chart extends beyond just the marquee names, with Miranda Hart endearing as Susan’s equally awkward friend and co-worker Nancy and Peter Serafinowicz ceaselessly amusing as the randy Italian agent Aldo. Whether Spy holds up to repeat viewings (as does Feig’s Bridesmaids) is unknown, although the incessant audience laughter at the advance screening drowned out so many quips that a second viewing will at least feel like it’s offering some new material. But even if this is a one-and-done deal, that virginal viewing provides a great time at the movies.

Riddick’s a wealthy architect, the sort of workaholic who calls his skyscrapers his “kids,” and he’s eventually revealed to be a heel molded in the same cartoonish manner as Billy Zane’s Cal Hockley in Titanic. But while Blake can’t count on Riddick for her survival, she does encounter brothersin-arms in the form of British siblings Ben and Ollie (a winning pair of performances by Hugo Johnstone-Burt and Games of Thrones’ Art Parkinson). As the mayhem grows more monumental and the rescues more outlandish, the film loses much of its initial personality and settles into standard-issue CGI chaos.

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OO The title Tomorrowland is of course the ultimate product placement—this is a Disney-backed movie, and the Disney theme parks have a Tomorrowland—but in the context of the film, it refers to a futuristic realm that can only be accessed by those who have been given a special pin by a young girl named Athena (Raffey Cassidy). Young Frank Walker (Thomas Robinson) receives such a pin at the 1964 World’s Fair, as does Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) in SAN ANDREAS the present day. OO Both have been chosen because of their San Andreas, which basically pits The eternal optimism and hopes for a brighter Rock against tons of rocks, offers the comfuture, but over the decades, Frank (now mon theme of personal problems set against played as an adult by George Clooney) has a massive backdrop. And while Bogart’s Rick become disillusioned, and it’s up to Casey Blaine in Casablanca opined that “it doesn’t and Athena to bring him around and in the take much to see that the problems of three process save the world from… little people don’t amount to a hill of beans Well, I won’t spoil it, but let’s just say this in this crazy world,” in the disaster genre, the is the sort of movie in which a discussion of problems of the little people are paramount. global warming plays a supporting role and In the case of San Andreas, the three the senselessness of Hollywood movies and would be Ray (Dwayne Johnson), an LAvideo games receives its obligatory culturebased search-and-rescue helicopter pilot, his war spanking. wife Emma (Carla Gugino), whose inability Brad Bird’s soap box stance would be to crack her husband’s defenses following easier to take if it were in the service of a past tragedy has left her no choice but to an engaging film, but even on a basic stofile for divorce, and their daughter Blake rytelling level, this picture too often fails, (Alexandra Daddario), whose inner decency particularly in its surface examination of matches her outward beauty. cs Tomorrowland itself. Hanging around another part of the plot Clooney receives the star billing, and he’s is Lawrence Hayes (Paul Giamatti, lending acceptable in the picture, but the triumphant necessary gravitas), a Caltech seismologist performances belong to Cassidy and Robwhose own research has revealed that a gar- ertson. The turns by these two actresses go gantuan earthquake is set to hit California, a long way toward salvaging huge chunks of with most of the damage occurring in San the movie—whenever they’re absent from Francisco. Sure enough, disaster wallops the the screen or even relegated to the sidelines, West Coast, and it’s up to Ray to rescue first Tomorrowland proves to be about as stale as his wife and then his daughter, the latter off yesterday’s bagels. cs spending the day with her mom’s new boyfriend Daniel Riddick (Ioan Gruffudd).


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Activism & Politics

Film: Urban Warrior

"Urban Warrior" is a documentary project investigating the growing collaboration between the U.S. military and domestic law enforcement. The film charts this trend over the last three decades, and showcases in-depth case studies of militarized policing, from the Seattle WTO protests to the Elian Gonzales raid. FREE Thu., June 25, 6:30 p.m. 912-507-5735. fsioab@yahoo. com. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Saturdays with Alderwoman Shabazz

Residents in Savannah’s 5th District are invited to meet with their Alderwoman every 4th Saturday of the month. Residents may come with specific issues and concerns, or just to meet their representative on Savannah City Council. District 5 runs roughly west of Bull Street and north of 36th Street, and also includes newly developing areas of the City in the southwest quadrant of Chatham County. Free and open to the public. fourth Saturday of every month, 2-4 p.m. 912-651-6410. Shabazz Seafood Restaurant, 502 W. Victory Dr. Savannah Area Young Republicans

Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr.org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. Savannah Libertarians

Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook.com/groups/SAVlibertarians. Savannah Tea Party

5pm social time. 5:30pm meeting begins. 6pm speaker. Reservations not necessary. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. Mondays, 5:30 p.m.. 912-598-7358. savannahteaparty. com. liveoakstore.com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby's Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Young Democrats

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Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Auditions and Calls for Entries

Artist and Artisan Tour

ARC of Savannah offers all Greater Savannah Area artists an opportunity to exhibit their work for sale at the 2015 Artists and Artisans Tour. The show will take place in four of our historic homes and one garden. Artists will be selected by jury. Sales were good last year. Essential Details: Juried Art Show, Art and Artisans Tour of Homes. is Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm The deadline for entries will be noon on Friday, May 1, 2015. Artists must be resident members of ARC in the greater Savannah area. prospectus at www.arcsavannah.org membership is $20.00 Thu., June 25, 6-8 p.m. daniel.smith@arcsavannah.org. arcsavannah.org. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

printmaking, drawing, painting, metals, fused glass, stained glass, glass beading and fibers will be considered. Day and evening class proposals can range from one-day workshops to six week courses. Interested individuals should submit an application and a proposal to include: a resume; description of proposed class; and up to five portfolio images (in digital format). Previous experience in art instruction is required. Applications are available at www.savannahga.gov/arts. The deadline for applications is July 17 at 5 p.m. Visual Arts applications should be submitted to Debra Zumstein, Arts Programs Coordinator, at dzumstein@savannahga.gov. Through July 17. 912-651-6783. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Call for Artists for 2016 Exhibitions

The City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting exhibition proposals at the Cultural Arts Gallery for the 2016 calendar year. The 1,700 square Call for Applications to Citizens Academy foot community gallery serves the SavanRegistration is now open for the next nah area with exhibitions and educational semester of the City of Savannah Citiprogramming that strengthen awareness zens Academy, an eight-session program and stimulate dialogue through artistic exintended to immerse residents into the pression. In conjunction with each exhibiworkings of their city government. The tion, artists are encouraged to develop and Academy gives residents a detailed present a learning opportunity to the public overview of City services and policies and such as a workshop, lecture or demonincludes on-site visits, presentations by key stration. All mediums will be considered City officials, and other hands-on activities. It's designed to increase awareness on how Savannah's government works. The application deadline is July 17. Interested citizens must be willing to commit to attend twice-a-week classes, which generally run 6-8pm, beginning July 28 through August 20. A maximum of 25 students will be accepted for the 2015 Academy, which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. $5 entrance fee Through July 17. savannahga. gov/citizensacademy.

for a non-degree seeking solo or group exhibitions, including video and installation pieces. Proposals should be professionally presented and should include a cover letter; a resume; an artist statement; a previous exhibition record; 10-12 digital images of the work to be considered; and a self-addressed stamped envelope if the proposal needs to be returned. Through Sep. 11. 912-651-6783. savannahga.gov/ arts. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Call for Proposals for 2015 Weave-a-Dream

The City of Savannah's Weave-a-Dream Panel has issued a call for proposals for its 2015 cultural and arts projects initiative. Applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available. Programs are to be completed prior to October 1, 2015. Project funding is available up to $2,000 for specific and innovative arts, cultural, or heritage projects or presentations that have a measurable, quantifiable benefit to Savannah’s diverse populations. The Weave-A-Dream committee seeks proposals that actively involve youth, seniors, and those who have limited access to arts based programs in Savannah. Programs engaging participates ranging from 6 -11 graders with disciplines of production, animation, photography desktop publishing, CAD,

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metalworking and carpentry are of particular interest to Weave-A-Dream. While other programs such as performing, visual, media, theater, folk, design (architecture), or literary arts are also encouraged to apply. To be eligible for consideration, an organization must be a non-profit, 501c3, head-quartered in Savannah’s corporate limits. Proposed programs must also be produced within the City’s corporate limits. No individual artist applications will be accepted. Through Aug. 2. 912-651-5988 ext. 8969. rbrown02@savannahga.gov. savannahga. gov/arts. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Call for Speakers for Geekend 2015

The theme of Creative Coast's Geekend 2015 is Growth. All entrepreneurs, developers, marketers, social media mavericks, technology enthusiasts, designers and other creatives are encouraged to apply to speak now. Geekend is looking for compelling cutting-edge content that is actionable and touches upon any one or several of the following topics: Design, Development, Mobile, Social Media, Marketing, Growth Hacking, Access to Capital, Sales, Management. The festival will take place October 15-17. Through Oct. 15. 912-447-8457. geek-end.com/ speakers/apply. thecreativecoast.org. Creative Coast, 415 W. Boundary St. Call for Submissions

Masters of Arts Administration candidate at Savannah College of Art and Design announces a call for submissions

for an upcoming exhibit at Sulfur Studios in Savannah, GA during the days of August 4 – August 9. Opening reception will be on August 7 and will be included in Art March Savannah. Wanderland: Interpreting the world through the lens of the fantastic by drawing inspiration from, but not limited to, the worlds created by Henry Darger, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Lewis Carroll. This exhibition will display works that allow the audience a glimpse into fully imagined and fictional worlds. Not specific in discipline but must be 2-D / 3-D. Note that 3-D works that require specific items for display (such as mannequins for fashion pieces) will need to be provided by the artist. Please send highresolution images of the work as well as a description of the created world consisting of no more than one page, an artist statement, dimensions of the submitted work, title, and medium to Lillian Scharf at wanderlandexhibit@gmail.com by Sunday June 28, 2015 by 5PM EST. Unlimited number of submissions per artist. Through June 28. 336-671-4732. lillian.scharf@gmail.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown. City of Savannah TV Show Seeks Entries

The City of Savannah's TV station, SGTV, seeks profiles, documentaries, animations, original music videos, histories or other original works by or about the citizens of Savannah to run on "Engage," a television show produced by the city. No compensation. SGTV offers an opportunity to expose local works to over 55,000 households in Chatham County. Submit proposals via website. Saturdays.. savannahga.gov/en-

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Classes, Camps & Workshops

Looking for dancers for the August show. Rehearsals begin July 5. Experience appreciated but not required. Please call 912272-7601 to set up your audition. Through July 5. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

Art Classes at The Studio School

Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street, seeks 2-D and 3-D artists to join its cooperative gallery. Must be a full-time resident of Savannah or nearby area. Work to be considered includes painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, glass, ceramics and wood. Submit 5-10 images of work, resume/CV and bio to info@kobogallery.com. Mondays. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street ,.

Art Exploration Sessions

Gallery Seeks Local Artists

Ongoing weekly drawing and painting classes for youth and adults. See website, send email or call for details. 912-4846415. melindaborysevicz@gmail.com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com.

Homeschool Music Classes

Projects will include color exploration, mixing experiments, creation with found objects and beyond! Artistic discoveries are always going on at the Lab. Saturdays beginning June 13th. Ages 6-11. $20 per class Saturdays, 12-1 p.m.. 912-388-1939. artlabsavannah@gmail.com. artlabsavannah.com/#!classes-for-kids/cbhe. ArtLab, 2417 Waters Ave.

Music classes for homeschool students ages 8-18 and their parents. Offered in Guyton and Savannah. See website for details. ongoing. CoastalEmpireMusic.com. Oatland Island Seeks Memories and Recollections for 40th Anniversary

Oatland Island Education Center is looking for memories of Oatland Island in honor of their 40th anniversary. People who were part of the Youth Conservation Corp that helped to build Oatland Island Education Center in the 1970’s. Great memories from field trips. Special family memories of Oatland Island. Send your photos and stories to memories@oatland40th.org. Deadline is August 31. undefined. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org.

Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching

Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Beading Classes

Offered every weekend at Perlina Beadshop, 6 West State Street. Check website calendar or call for info. 912-441-2656. perlinabeadshop.com.

Beading Classses at Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio

Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-920-6659. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St.

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Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Belly Dance at the Beach

Magic Carpet Dance Studio, Savannah's Exclusive belly dance studio is now offering special belly dance classes on the Beach on Tybee Island! We will meet at the 10th street beach access and carve our little dance oasis in the beautiful sand - with the clashing waves in front of us, and the magical ocean breeze! $15ea drop in, or $10ea with punch cards Sundays, 5:306:30 p.m.. 912-663-5114. beckywaller99@ gmail.com. magiccarpetdancers.com. Magic Carpet Dance Studio, 6409 Abercorn Street, Suite E. Board Game Nights

Bring your favorite board game or learn to play one of ours! Join our community of gamers and make some new friends while having an awesome time. Guild Hall members get in free, and non-members must simply purchase a $2 Day Pass. Saturdays, 7 p.m. Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. Build Your Own End Table

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Ever wanted to build your own furniture? Then now's your chance! We're hosting a two part workshops that will provide you with materials and teach you how to build a pine wood end table. This class gives you access to two three hour sessions to build the perfect table. Safety goggles are required for this class. They will be available for purchase on the day of the class, or you may bring your own. $35 for Guild Hall members $40 for non-members Mon., June 29, 5-8 p.m. 844-MY-GUILD. events@ theguildhall.com. theguildhall.com/ events/2015-06-22/BuildYourOwnEndTable. Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. Champions Training Center

Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. Chatham County Sheriff's Office Explorers Post 876

Chatham County Sheriff's Office Explorers Post 876, is taking applications from young men and women (ages 14-20) interested in law enforcement careers. Explorers experience mentoring, motivation, and learn skills which help prepare them for their roles as productive citizens. See Chatham County Sheriff's web page, click "Community/Explorers Post 876 or call. Wednesdays.. 912-651-3743. chathamsheriff.org. Chinese Language Classes

The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912358-3160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate.edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate. edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Clay Classes

Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-3514578. sav..claystudio@gmail.com.

Boating Classes

Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912-897-7656. savannahaux.com. Contemporary Dance Class for Adults/Teens

Join Nicki for her debut of Contemporary Dance. Grab a friend, some jazz/ballet slippers, and workout clothes to fine tune your inner dancer. FREE Sat., June 27, 10-11 a.m. 612.470.6683. salondebaile.dance@ gmail.com. salondebailedancestudio.com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Creative Writing 2

This course is designed for students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling. Students will have assigned readings and writing homework, which will be reviewed and critiqued workshop style by the instructor and classmates. Student writing and outside readings will explore narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm, pacing and revision. Publication and ready pieces are the goal, along with knowledge of strong narrative structures, beautiful and varying sentences, a refined writer’s voice. Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.. cgc.georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. DUI Prevention Group

Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912443-0410. Family Law Workshop

The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912-354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. Fany's Spanish/English Institute

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912-921-4646. Figure Drawing Classes

Tuesdays 6-9pm and Wednesdays 9:3012:30am. $60/4-session package or $20 drop-in fee. At the Studio School. ongoing. 912-484-6415. melindaborysevicz@gmail. com. thestudioschoolsavannah.com. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons

Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. ongoing. 912-232-5987. Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha.com/NRC.html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407


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Knitting & Crochet Classes

Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. Learn to Sew

Sewing lessons for all ages and skill levels. Private and Group classes. Tuesdays.. 912-596-0889. kleossewingstudio.com. Kleo's Sewing Studio, 36 W. Broughton St. #201. Life Coaching

Group & individual life coaching with a Certified Life Coach. Plan for a career change, new lifestyle, or an opportunity to pursue creative or business projects. Stepby-step guidance to fulfill aspirations. In person or telephone sessions. Thursdays.. 912-596-1952. info@roiseandassociates. com. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Music Instruction

Georgia Music Warehouse, near corner of Victory Drive & Abercorn, offering instruction by professional musicians. Band instruments, violin, piano, drums and guitar. All ages welcome. ongoing. 912-358-0054. georgiamusicwarehouse.com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Music Lessons: Private or Group

Portman’s Music Academy offers private or group classes for ages 2 to 92, beginner to advanced level. All instruments. Also, voice lessons, music production technology and DJ lessons. Teaching staff of over 20 instructors with professional, well equipped studios. Fridays.. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. portmansmusic. com. Portman's Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

Savannah Musicians' Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels in Guitar (electric, acoustic,classical), Piano, Bass, Voice, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Music Theory/Composition/ Songwriting. 609 69th Street, Savannah GA. ongoing. 912-398-8828. smisavannah@gmail.com. savmusiciansinstitute. com. Nada Yoga

A yoga workshop with Cara Griffin. Tune into your unique frequency through a sound/movement experience. Use the science of sound or Nadi to encourage open-

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ing of blocked areas within your body and mind. Gain an understanding on how your sound environment affects your health using binaural and isochronic vibrations and the science of yoga asana. You can heal yourself. Sound can help. Original sound music courtesy of Jeff Zagers. Appropriate for all levels. Yoga workshops taught by Cara Griffin and Maggie Hayes in with conjunction with their exhibition "Bodies of Work" in the Gallery at Sulfur Studios. $18 per class / $30 for both Sun., June 28, 3-4:30 p.m. 912-657-1122. sulfurstudios@gmail.com. https://facebook.com/ events/1636042346612181/. sulfurstudios. org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. NES Controller Repair Class

If you are a true lover of console games, you know that in your heart, the Nintendo Entertainment System will live on forever... but the hardware not so much. Don’t worry if your controllers break, however, because Josiah White and The Guild Hall have you covered. Josiah will break down the NES controller and teach all who attend the fundamentals of understanding and repairing these classic devices. We will even have a few games set up so that you can test out the controllers after class. All materials will be provided, so just bring your brain and be ready to learn! MEMBERS $5 NONMEMBERS $10 Sun., June 28, 12-4 p.m. 855-MY-GUILD. events@theguildhall. com. theguildhall.com/events/2015-06-28/ NESControllerRepairClass. Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. New Horizons Adult Band Program

Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman's. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman's Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. New Mama's Club

A weekly Friday gathering of new moms and their babies. Practice baby & mom yoga, do a planned activity. Dream boards,

affirmation writing, personalized aromatherapy and other projects. Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon. 912-704-7650. ann@douladeliveries.com. douladeliveries.com. erigosavannah.com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. Novel Writing

Write a novel, finish the one you've started, revise it or pursue publication. Award-winning Savannah author offers one-on-one or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. Photography Classes

Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography.com. chrismorrisphotography.com. Piano Lessons

Piano lessons with a classically trained instructor, with theater and church experience. 912-312-3977. ongoing. georgiamusicwarehouse.com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Piano Voice-Coaching

Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. Psych-K Basic Workshop - Self Help

Psych-K is a unique and direct way to identify and change subconscious beliefs that perpetuate old habits of thinking and behaving that you would like to change. It is a simple process that helps you communicate with your subconscious mind, so you can change beliefs that limit your selfesteem, relationships, job performance, and even your physical health. Remove stress, fears, anxiety and mental blocks to success, weight reduction, addictions etc. Empower yourself with the freedom of a positive, limitless attitude. Get results! $395 or Buddy Discount $295 each Fri., June 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sat., June 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-247-6484. changeforgood@ymail.com. https://facebook.com/ events/1636340903267466/. unityofsavan-

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Free will astrology ARIES

Name them well. Give them a potent start.

During my regular hikes along my favorite trails, I’ve gotten to know the local boulders quite intimately. It might sound daft, but I’ve come to love them. I’ve even given some of them names. They symbolize stability and constancy to me. When I gaze at them or sit on them, I feel my own resolve grow stronger. They teach me about how to be steadfast and unflappable in all kinds of weather. I draw inspiration from the way they are so purely themselves, forever true to their own nature. Now would be an excellent time for you to hang out with your own stony allies, Aries. You could use a boost in your ability to express the qualities they embody.

LEO

March 21-April 19

TAURUS

April 20-May 20

“Everyone is a genius at least once a year,” wrote German aphorist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg. “The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.” According to my astrological analysis, Taurus, your once-a-year explosion of genius is imminent. It’s even possible you will experience a series of eruptions that continue for weeks. The latter scenario is most likely if you unleash the dormant parts of your intelligence through activities like these: having long, rambling conversations with big thinkers; taking long, rambling walks all over creation; enjoying long, rambling sex while listening to provocative music.

GEMINI

May 21-June 20

“I think if we didn’t contradict ourselves, it would be awfully boring,” says author Paul Auster. “It would be tedious to be alive.” But he goes even further in his defense of inconsistency, adding, “Changing your mind is probably one of the most beautiful things people can do.” This bold assertion may not apply to everyone all the time, but it does for you in the coming weeks, Gemini. You should feel free to explore and experiment with the high art of changing your mind. I dare you to use it to generate extravagant amounts of beauty.

CANCER

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In its early days, the band Depeche Mode had the infinitely boring name Composition of Sound. Humphrey Bogart’s and Ingrid Bergman’s classic 1942 film *Casablanca* was dangerously close to being called *Everybody Come to Rick’s.* And before Charles Dickens published his novel *Bleak House,* a scathing critique of the 19th-century British judicial system, he considered eleven other possible titles, including the unfortunate *Tom-all-Alone’s. The Solitary House that was always shut up and never Lighted.* I bring this to your attention, Cancerian, as the seeding phase of your personal cycle gets underway. The imprints you put on your budding creations will have a major impact on their future.

July 23-Aug. 22

One summer afternoon when I was seven years old, my friend Billy and I grabbed an empty jar from my kitchen and went looking for ants. Near the creek we found an anthill swarming with black ants, and scooped a bunch of them in the jar. A little later we came upon a caravan of red ants, and shoved many of them in with the black ants. Would they fight? Naturally. It was mayhem. Looking back now, I’m sorry I participated in that stunt. Why stir up a pointless war? In that spirit, Leo, I urge you to avoid unnecessary conflicts. Don’t do anything remotely comparable to putting red ants and black ants in the same jar.

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

In order for everyone in your sphere to meet their appointed destinies, you must cultivate your skills as a party animal. I’m only slightly joking. At least for now, it’s your destiny to be the catalyst of conviviality, the ringleader of the festivities, the engineer of fun and games. To fulfill your assignment, you may have to instigate events that encourage your allies to leave their comfort zones and follow you into the frontiers of collaborative amusement.

LIBRA

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

Your symbolic object of the week is a magic wand. I recommend that you visualize yourself as the star of a fairy tale in which you do indeed have a wand at your disposal. See yourself wielding it to carry out a series of fantastic tricks, like materializing a pile of gold coins or giving yourself an extraordinary power to concentrate or creating an enchanted drink that allows you to heal your toughest wound. I think this playful imaginative exercise will subtly enhance your ability to perform actual magic in the real world.

SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

The taskmaster planet Saturn wove its way through the sign of Scorpio from October 2012 until the end of 2014. Now it has slipped back into your sign for a last hurrah. Between now and mid-September. I urge you to milk its rigorous help in every way you can imagine. For example, cut away any last residues of trivial desires and frivolous ambitions. Hone your focus and streamline your self-discipline. Once and for all, withdraw your precious energy from activities that waste your time and resist your full engagement. And if you’re serious about capitalizing on Saturn’s demanding gifts, try this ritual: Write either “I will never squander my riches” or “I will make full use of my riches” twenty times -- whichever motivates you most.

SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

The advanced lessons on tap in the coming days are not for the squeamish, the timid,

the lazy, or the stubborn. But then you’re not any of those things, right? So there shouldn’t be a major problem. The purpose of these subterranean adventures and divine interventions is to teach you to make nerve-racking leaps of faith, whether or not you believe you’re ready. Here’s one piece of advice that I think will help: Don’t resist and resent the tests as they appear. Rather, welcome them as blessings you don’t understand yet. Be alert for the liberations they will offer.

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

“Man’s being is like a vast mansion,” observed philosopher Colin Wilson, “yet he seems to prefer to live in a single room in the basement.” Wilson wasn’t just referring to Capricorns. He meant everybody. Most of us commit the sin of self-limitation on a regular basis. That’s the bad news. The good news, Capricorn, is that you’re entering a time when you’re more likely to rebel against the unconscious restrictions you have placed on yourself. You will have extra motivation to question and overrule the rationales that you used in the past to inhibit your primal energy. Won’t it be fun to venture out of your basement nook and go explore the rest of your domain?

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

“An obscure moth from Latin America saved Australia’s pasture-land from the overgrowth of cactus,” writes biologist Edward O. Wilson. “A Madagascar ‘weed,’ the rosy periwinkle, provided the cure for Hodgkin’s disease and childhood leukemia,” he adds, while “a chemical from the saliva of leeches dissolves blood clots during surgery,” and a “Norwegian fungus made possible the organ transplant industry.” I think these are all great metaphors for the kind of healing that will be available for you in the coming weeks, Aquarius: humble, simple, seemingly insignificant things whose power to bring transformation has, up until now, been secret or unknown.

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

“She is hard to tempt, as everything seems to please her equally,” said artist Anne Raymo in describing a hedonistic acquaintance. A similar statement may soon apply to you, Pisces. You will have a talent for finding amusement in an unusually wide variety of phenomena. But more than that: You could become a connoisseur of feeling really good. You may even go so far as to break into a higher octave of pleasure, communing with exotic phenomena that we might call silken thrills and spicy bliss and succulent revelry.

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WILMINGTON ISLAND 3BR (4th optional)/2BA, hardwood floors, 2BR Duplex. Recently remodeled. den w/fireplace, fenced yard, Carpet, fenced yard. No pets. quiet cul de sac, most pets okay. $575/mo. plus dep. No Section 8. Very close walking distance to Whitemarsh Island Schools. 912912-234-0548 663-9941 or 663-9941 $1400/mo. Roommate Wanted LEASE WITH OPTION Available 7/1. 2 & 3 BR Homes with 1 & 2 Baths. LIMITED TIME!! Stove, Refrigerator, A/C. $600Looking for Single, Responsible $800. Call 912-660-4296 or 912- Commercial Property for Adult. 35yrs. & Up. Employed FullRent 507-7875 time & have own transportation. Near Pennsylvania Ave. $275/ GREAT COMMERCIAL weekly or $550/monthly. 912LEWIS PROPERTIES SPACE AVAILABLE! 897-1984, 8am-7pm 4501 Montgomery Street 272-1416 NEAR LAMARVILLE/LIBERTY CITY between W.61st & W.62nd. Extreme high traffic area. Great *1926 & 1930 FENWICK: Two Automotive for Retail, Barber Shop, Nail Salon, 3BR/1BA Duplexes $700/mo. Beauty Supply Store and Much *2012 GREENWOOD AVE: More!! Parking available in front Cars/Trucks/Vans 2BR/1BA $650/mo. *All above have carpet, A/C/ and rear of building. $1300 per FENDER BENDER ?? heat, kitchen appliances, month. Call (912) 695-3520 Paint & Body Work. washer/dryer hookup, Reasonably Priced. Insurance Room for Rent fenced yard. References, Claims. We buy wrecks. Call application. One-year lease 912-355-5932. ROOMS FOR RENT minimum. Deposit same as rent. None total electric, No $75 MOVE-IN SPECIAL TODAY!! Clean, furnished, large. Busline, smoking, pets negotiable. central heat/air, utilities. $100$130/weekly. Rooms with bath Service Directory $145. Call 912-289-0410. REDUCED RENT & Business Services DEPOSIT! FURNISHED, includes FOR ALL TYPES OF SPECIAL! SPECIAL! utilities, central heat/air, MASONRY REPAIR 11515 White Bluff Road: Comcast cable, washer/ Brick, Block, Concrete, Stucco, $650/month for 1BR/1BA dryer. Ceramic tile in kitchen Brick Paving, Grading, Clearing, Apt. with $500/deposit. & bath. Shared Kitchen & etc., New & Repair Work. Call bath. Call 912-210-0144, Michael Mobley, 912-631-0306 1303 E. 66th Street. 2BR/2BA $795/month, $500/ leave message deposit.

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310 EAST MONTGOMERY X-ROADS, 912-354-4011 OR 656-5372 RENT OR RENT-TO-OWN: Remodeled mobile homes, 3BR/2BA, in Garden City mobile home park. Low down affordable payments. Credit check approval. Call Gwen, Manager, at 912-9647675 SOUTHSIDE •1BR Apts, washer/dryer included. $25 for water, trash included, $625/month. •2BR/1.5BA Townhouse Apt, total electric $700/month. Call 912-927-3278 or 912356-5656

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ROOMS FOR RENT: Adult Living. Furnished, all utilities included. Washer/dryer on premises, cable TV, WiFi/Internet. $150/weekly. No deposit. Call 912-414-4126

SAVANNAH'S HOUSE OF GRACE

SENIOR LIVING AT IT'S BEST FOR AGES 50 & BETTER Shared community living for full functioning seniors ages 50 & above. Nice comfortable living at affordable rates. Shared kitchen & bathroom. All bedrooms have central heating/air and cable. Bedrooms are fully furnished and private. Make this community one you will want to call home. SAVANNAH'S HOUSE OF GRACE also has community housing with its own private bath. Different rates apply. Income must be verifiable. We accept gov. vouchers. Prices starting at $550.

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