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September 16 – 22, 2015 news, arts & Entertainment weekly

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Food Trucks The latest news


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Statts Fest saturday at the jinx

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Blues Trinity “A Tribute to the 3 Kings...”



Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)





Rosemary’s Baby (1968)


10 Beijing Opera: Amazing China



Carrie (1976)

Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)





A Classical Halloween

Graveface Fright Fest

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Wednesday / 16 Film: Mystery Peter Falk Film

Peter Falk, best known as the star of TV show Columbo, appeared in over 100 films and TV shows before his death in 2011. The PFS pays tribute to his lengthy and somewhat unorthodox career with a rare public screening of one of his most obscure but critically acclaimed dramatic movies. The exact title won’t be announced until showtime. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7

Latino Heritage Month

Whitman Wednesday


This event is part of an initiative to support local nonprofits and includes drinks, hors d’oeuvre and entertainment. Proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Georgia Chapters. 5:30-7:30 p.m The Whitman House on Forsyth Park, 611 Whitaker St. $25 advance, $30 door

Concert of Opera and Sacred Song 4 Saturday / 19

Friends of Cathedral Music will kick off the 2015-2016 season with a benefit concert of Opera and Sacred Song. The Friends of Cathedral Music support the Music Ministry of The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and all money raised supports the newly established Boland-Schreck Music Fund. A Night at the Opera and Song will feature selections by Mozart, Gounod, and Tosti performed by Jillian Pashke, Cyril Durant, Rebecca Flaherty, and Joseph McBrayer, accompanied by Heidi Ordaz. A champagne reception with the artists will follow on the Cathedral plaza. 7:30-9:30 p.m Cathedral of St John the Baptist, 222. East Harris St. $35

Dance: Tango Lovers 4 SUNDAY / 20

SEPT 16-SEPT 22, 2015

Film: The Godfather, Pt. III


4 Sunday / 20

Watch a movie and enjoy meatballs at the Florence with the Movies and Meatballs series. 7:30 p.m The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive

“Tango Lovers” is one of the most dynamic, elegant, exciting and sensuous performances touring around the world, sharing the cultural essence and evolution of tango through the art of dance and music. 6-7:45 p.m The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $25 - $110 912-651-6556

Armstrong’s Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong (HOLA) sponsors this monthlong celebration of Latino culture. Festivities include a Spanish film festival, lectures, dance classes and more. For a full list, visit Sep. 15-Oct. 15 Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. 912-344-3050

Thursday / 17 Art & Horses, Lifting Lives

Three Southern artists have joined to create Art & Horses, Lifting Lives, an art show to benefit the special children of Pegasus Riding Academy. The show features the paintings of Olissia Maxime, Cameron Knight Watson, and Erica Viet. 6-9 p.m coffee deli, 4517 Habersham St.

Chinese Culture and Art Tour

Jiangsu Normal University will perform a special program at Armstrong State University featuring Chinese dance, music and acrobatics. This event is sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Savannah State University, in partnership with Armstrong State University. 7:30 p.m Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Free and open to the public

Film: Psywar

Explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States. Presented by Savannah Peace Coalition. 6:30 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Free 912-507-5735.

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Spirit of Monet Plant Collection Garden Party

Join Telfair Museums and the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens for the unveiling of the Spirit of Monet Plant Collection. Designed for Telfair’s upcoming Monet and American Impressionism exhibition, four horticulturalists curated a special flower collection inspired by Monet’s vibrant color palette. Learn how to create your very own Spirit of Monet garden at the party! Enjoy a cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres, mingle with CGBG’s featured horticulturalists and Telfair’s curators, and enjoy a colorful stroll through the Monet-inspired gardens. 7-9 p.m Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd.

Third Thursdays on Tybee

Bring a chair, stroll the shops and grab a bite to eat while you enjoy outdoor entertainment amid the ocean breezes. September performer: Clark Byron third Thursday of every month Tybee Roundabout, Tybrisa Street and Strand Avenue.

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Friday on the Train

Art on Tap: Jepson Unplugged

Join Telfair Museums as they throw back to the 1990s and transform the Jepson Center into a coffeehouse in celebration of the national exhibition Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s. Guests are invited to sit back and listen as Coy Campbell of Nightingale News performs acoustic versions of classic 90s songs from favorite bands like Nirvana and the Pixies. A special tapas-style menu will be available from the Jepson Cafe, along with wine and beer from a cash bar. A limited number of tickets are available, so advance purchase is recommended. 8-10 p.m Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. $12 members, $15 non-members

Concert: Adam Intrator and “Big E” Eric Moore

Trinity’s Friday Lunchtime Concert Series blends local and regional musicians from very different genres and musical backgrounds on the stage. 12:15-12:45 p.m Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Free and open to the public

This free community event will feature food and refreshments, kid friendly fun, line dancing, and live entertainment. third Friday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Suites at Station Exchange, 3205 TSX Grand Central.


Theatre: Hazard Point

The Shoestring Theatre Company presents a madcap comedy/mystery, by Savannah playwright B.B. Capryllian and directed by Terri Hsu. 8 p.m Forsyth Park House, 703 Whitaker Street. $15

This celebration of all things geeky and nerdy offers 60 straight hours of activities like panels, classes, gaming competitions, an Artists’ Alley, trivia contests, NERF battles, live music and comedy, cosplay contests, open gaming and much more. Sept. 18-20 Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street.

Saturday / 19

Southeastern Choral Arts Festival

Forsyth Farmers Market

The Armstrong Department of Art, Music & Theatre opens its 16th Southeastern Choral Arts Festival (SECAF) with its University Singers and University Chorale in joint concert. 7:30 p.m Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. $6

24 Hour Plays

Six plays are produced in a 24-hour time period and feature local writers, directors and actors. Sep. 19, 7 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods. 9 a.m.-1 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

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October 16, 2015 THROUGH January 24, 2016

Spirit of Monet Garden Party Thursday, September 17, 7-9 pm Join us for the unveiling of the Spirit of Monet Plant Collection. Enjoy a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, and a colorful stroll through the Monet-inspired gardens. Free to Telfair members and Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens members / $15 Non-members. To reserve tickets contact Liz Lubrani at or 912.921.5460 x221

Monet Soirée!

Thursday, October 15, 5 5-10 pm / 6 pm Lecture / Jepson Center Members Free / Non-members $15 / Reserve tickets online or call 912.790.8807


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week at a Glance


week at a Glance

Young Writers Contest For kindergarten through college students! In celebration of this year’s Savannah Children’s Book Festival. (set for Sat., Nov. 14, at Forsyth Park)

Write a poem on any topic and include at least 5 words from some of our featured festival books. For complete contest details and guidelines, visit

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Gardening Session

Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month. third Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free and open to the public

Growing Community: Grassroots Organizing from the Ground Up

Community leaders will deliver presentations on various neighborhood issues, including topics like local food access, youth civic engagement, transportation solutions, community gardens and social service programs for diverse populations. Participants will learn how to apply these solutions to their own communities. 8:30 a.m.-noon The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Statts Fest

Entry deadline is Mon., Oct. 5, 2015


Sept. 29 (Friends of the Library Preview Night) through Oct. 4. Do you have books or DVDs to donate? We’d love to have them! Please drop off your items at any library by Friday, Sept. 25. Volunteers also needed. For complete details, visit!

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All-day event featuring live music and silent auctions to benefit Jason Statts. Lineup includes Black Tusk, COEDS, Bear Fight, Damon and the Shitkickers, Bottles & Cans, Magic Rocks and more. Bands start at 4 pm The Jinx, 127 West Congress St.

Theatre: Hazard Point

The Shoestring Theatre Company presents a madcap comedy/mystery, by Savannah playwright B.B. Capryllian and directed by Terri Hsu. 8 p.m Forsyth Park House, 703 Whitaker Street. $15 912-495-5958.

Raise The Canopy: 7th Annual Fall Frolic

The Savannah Tree Foundation invites you to join to ‘Raise the Canopy’ to celebrate the 7th Annual Fall Frolic. This celebratory fundraising event will feature live and silent auctions, Founders Awards, live music, lawn games, picnic dinner, open bar, fireside s’mores, and more. 5-8 p.m Camp Low at Rose Dhu Island, 1912 Rose Dhu Road. $100

Savannah Jazz Festival

Celebrate jazz with a series of performances around town, culminating in the Forsyth Park performance. For more information, visit Sept. 20-26 Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

Tuesday / 22 Lecture: Revolutionary Perspectives

This lecture, part of a series by the Coastal Heritage Society, looks at a biographical sketch of the patriot James Jackson. 6:30 p.m The Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey

A poetry and music open mic with emphasis on new, original, thoughtful work. fourth Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

Wednesday / 23 Common Grounds

Collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. Sunday / 20 Open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of Film: Winding Stream faith background or where you are on your This feature-length documentary is the spiritual journey. Open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by epic story of the dynasty at the heart of candlelight offered Sunday nights at 8PM. American roots music, The Carter and Cash families. Psychotronic Film Society 8 p.m will be screening what is being considered Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. the definitive, beautifully made, critically Film: Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh acclaimed film about the Carter Family’s Documentary contribution and influences in American Three decades ago, the disgraced “spirimusic. tual mystic” Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh 5 & 8 p.m of India and his followers bought a large Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. piece of property in Oregon with the $10 intentions of building a private commune for his followers to live on. They soon set about harassing, cheating and attempting to take over nearby towns. The PFS will screen a little known documentary that features extremely rare film footage smuggled out of the Rajneesh cult commune. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7

news & Opinion Editor’s Note

by Jim Morekis

IN ALL the discussion of race in local politics, one fact that usually goes unmentioned is that our current Mayor and City Council majority largely represent the first generation of African American leadership in Savannah. While our first black City Alderman was elected in the ‘70s, we didn’t see black political power really coalesce here until long after many other Southern cities. In keeping with our perennial behindthe-curve nature, Savannah was over

Whatever happens this November, this dynamic new perspective signals a determined break with the status quo—a status quo whose main “achievement” thus far has been retaining the same stunningly high poverty rate for the last 30 or so years. It also signals a welcome break from another tired old dynamic: The apparent need for every local election to boil down to black vs. white. In a solidly majority African American city, the healthiest development is for the black community to foster and nurture young leaders able and willing to step up and challenge not only the white establishment, but the black establishment as well. With City Council challengers like Det-

by Pastor Clarence “Teddy” Williams. Lo and behold, pastor and “consultant” Williams endorses every single City Council incumbent. He even uses the official City of Savannah government logo on his printed material! The only non-incumbent Williams’s group endorses is Brian Foster, who’s running for the open Alderman at Large seat vacated by Tom Bordeaux. Significantly, however, Mr. Foster is closely associated with the Chamber of Commerce and the Savannah Economic Development Authority—two organizations most allied with Savannah’s oldguard white business establishment.

This is the first time Savannah is seeing a new generation of young African American candidates and activists aggressively challenge older black leadership. 20 years behind Atlanta in getting our own first African American mayor, Floyd Adams Jr. in 1995. Every black Savannah mayor—Adams, Otis Johnson, and incumbent Edna Jackson—represents the older generation which fought the original battles for civil rights back in the day. But time has passed. Most of the young men now being shot dead on the streets of Savannah—such as 19-year-old Javon Wilson and Asim Simmons, murdered this past Saturday on the Westside—were born during the Adams administration. First-generation black elected officials like Mayor Jackson grew up seeing segregation up close and personal. New young black leaders grew up with a different kind of trauma: Friends and family members gunned down in the streets, in their own often drug-ravaged neighborhoods. While certainly no one is suggesting that segregated water fountains are preferable to the challenges of life on the street today, the most significant development of this year’s City elections is this is the first time Savannah is seeing a new generation of African American candidates and activists aggressively challenge older black leadership. They both respect the accomplishments of their elders while at the same time saying to them…. maybe it’s time for you to step aside. Maybe long past time.

ric Leggett, taking on Osborne in District 2, and Shaundra Smith McKeithen, taking on Estella Shabazz in District 5, we are seeing this new look take shape in real time. (Making the generational divide even more stark: Mrs. Shabazz is married to an honest to goodness Black Panther, County Commissioner Yusuf Shabazz. Talk about outdated old-school rhetoric from the past.) Key to the challenge from these new black leaders—and I simply cannot stress enough what a huge development this is —they are now calling out the age-old corruption involving local black pastors selling political influence. The involvement of black churches in politics is not a new story by any means, nor is it one exclusive to Savannah. But it usually seems a bit distasteful and not a little hypocritical for white people to point it out. As the recent case of the homophobic gay marriage-denying Kim Davis in Kentucky shows, white people are in no position to point fingers about situations where church and state collide. Both Leggett and McKeithen point out particularly egregious, longstanding practices such as local black pastors accepting “contributions”—contributions which in turn seem to translate into political endorsements to their congregations. McKeithen posted on her Facebook page an endorsement slate from a consulting firm called the Trigon Group, which is run

In other words, these allegedly pay-toplay endorsements—in effect, laundered through holding companies so as not to jeopardize the church’s tax-exempt status —seem to have the primary purpose of maintaining the status quo above all. We have a word for that: Corruption. To be fair, many disenfranchised groups throughout history have vectored politics through the church because often that’s the only available avenue. For example, my own Greek heritage shows me that during the centuries-long Turkish occupation of Greece – during which Greek citizens had little to no voice in their own country– the Greek Orthodox Church became the de facto power in the Greek community, with priests being politicians in all but name. (Greeks today often joke that nothing has changed in that regard.) So this is not to point the finger at churches, nor at African Americans. It’s pointing the finger at corruption. Selling endorsements is the very definition of corruption, and it’s never wrong to point that out. And it’s never too late to try and change things for the better. cs The deciding factor, as always, is will people show up to vote for change? A new generation is betting that you will. In any case, their time is here. cs

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Keep on (food) truckin’ By Jessica Leigh Lebos

SEPT 16-SEPT 22, 2015

It is the stuff drooling dreams are made of: Sriracha-soaked barbecue on a stick. Lobster rolls dripping in butter. Mexican Korean short rib tacos so delicious they have more Twitter followers than certain Kardashians. Such culinary creativity, so many tantalizing possibilities, served fast and hot and handed out a window on wheels. And we can dispense with all that napkin-on-thelap nonsense, ‘cause we’re gonna scarf it all down standing up. Then there are the punny names: Basic


Kneads Pizza (Denver), Truck U BBQ (Las Vegas), and my personal favorite, Ms. Cheezious Grilled Cheese (Miami). Oh, dear gourmet gods, how we love food trucks. Or at least the idea of them, anyway. While cities like Portland and Philly have seen up to a 200 percent increase in rolling restaurants in the last two years, Savannah has been thus far deprived of this travelling gastronomic goodness. That could change very soon: Last week the City of Savannah rolled out a draft of a new mobile food service ordinance that establishes parameters for operating food trucks, including permitting, licensing and possible locations. But don’t stock up on heartburn meds just yet. The ordinance is very much still in dough form; the ingredients are there, but it ain’t even half baked. Drawing from regulations in Austin, Raleigh and other foodie-friendly towns, city staffers have prepared a raw doc that allows food trucks to operate in certain areas on private property as long as they’re at least 200 feet from a residential dwelling or a brick-andmortar restaurant. There’s a tentative map floating around that excludes almost the entire historic district, and the amount of food trucks

would be limited to two per acre and max of four per location. It’s a recipe that admittedly needs a lot of testing. “We had to start somewhere,” reminds Citizen Office Director Susan Broker. “We haven’t written a perfect ordinance. We’re looking for input.” To help beef up—or water down—some of the proposed rules and allowed locales, Broker and reps from the city’s zoning, revenue and health departments are hosting a series of forums on what’s appears to be the season’s spiciest topic. (Can anyone else recall another issue that warranted NINE public meetings? Maybe if someone were to drive a burrito truck over to the Eastside, the folks getting their neighborhoods shot up might get some attention?) No doubt, food trucks are serious business: The $1.2 billion industry is expanding like an overstuffed shwarma, and pop-up events like the Savannah Food Truck Festival have locals salivating for more. They also present a nuisance to established restaurants, which must abide by regulations more stringent than the proposed mobile ordinance and pay property taxes that far exceed the $150 city license fee. The competition adds to the stress of high rents and the proposed minimum wage increase.

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“No restaurant owner wants to wake up and find a food truck parked outside their brick-and-mortar,” explains Mike Vaquer, representing the Georgia Restaurant Association and the Savannah Restaurant Owners Group. “The proposed $150 fee is woefully inadequate. We just want a level playing field.” (Dang, if he’d said “leavened” we could keep the tasty puns going!) Vaquer also warns that anything passed by the City of Savannah must conform to the extremely complex state rules: “Ultimately, the Georgia Food Code is the driver.” Local grub mogul Brian Huskey, whose Gaslight Group empire includes B. Matthews, the 5 Spot, Abe’s on Lincoln and Blowin’ Smoke, isn’t opposed to food trucks, but he’s felt the dent in business on St. Patrick’s Day, when vendors often set up hot dog and coffee stands nearby. “I’d hate to have something like that happen every day,” says Huskey. “But if this goes through, I’ll definitely consider buying one.” He’d like to see food trucks corralled to a specific area like the old Sears parking lot or the roundabout at Daffin Park and perhaps move around around throughout the month, though he

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Savannah Food Truck Festival Ryan Giannoni owns four food trucks he’d like to put to work.

admonishes the profit-skewering dangers of overregulation. Others scoff that a field of unmoving food trucks is essentially a restaurant trailer park and continue to root for some kind of food truck presence in the alreadycrowded downtown corridor. Ellis Square was redesigned to accommodate a farmers market and vendor stalls, though the late night tinderbox of a bunch of drunk, hangry people waiting on a gawdamn fancy taco is a concern. And who really wants to slurp an oyster po’ boy with a carriage horse’s flank six inches from their face? Like most good ideas around here, this crowdsourced ordinance will probably be beaten with a wet soba noodle until almost no one is happy. But it should, at the very least, give entrepreneurs like SFTF director Ryan Giannoni a piece of the quiche. (Omg, sorry, I can’t stop.) Giannoni owns three food trucks under the umbrella company Savannah Street Eats that he keeps cookin’ for catering gigs and special events, with a fourth on the way. He’s happy that he’d be able to vend in some of the food-deserted neighborhoods on the proposed map, though he’d like to have an opportunity to park downtown for a spell. “When you look at cities where food trucks thrive, they do best in high foot traffic areas,” says the gourmet burger/taco/

grilled cheese peddler. “But we’ll take what we can get. The city is putting a lot of time and effort into this, and we just want to put these trucks to work.” He’s not alone: There are an estimated 4,000 food trucks operating in the U.S. and they’re touted as the hippest, hottest way for entrepreneurs to get in on the food service game with a relatively low investment and overhead. Turns out that’s a bit of spun sugar. Every food truck must be tied to a “base of operations,” a licensed and approved commissary kitchen where food and materials are cleaned and kept, which adds expense and red tape. There’s also the matter of whether there’s enough demand for your pressed Portobello paninis. “People saw the movie Chef and have these starry-eyed notions of making a million dollars with a truck and a Twitter feed,” chuckles one local restaurant consultant. “The reality is that there’s barely enough lunchtime business downtown to keep established restaurants afloat.” But that won’t stop the dreamers from firing up the steamers. Maybe when it’s all fried and done, Savannah’s new food truck ordinance will protect our existing businesses while carving out a new economic sector on the food scene. Can’t we have the whole empañada and eat it, too? cs


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Everybody (Hearts) Community Radio

Savannah Soundings all set for its first broadcast this month by jessica leigh lebos

SEPT 16-SEPT 22, 2015

It’s been almost a year since Savannah Soundings received its FCC license, and community radio station WCUU is ready to launch. Forms have been completed. Funds have been raised. The mixing board and the microphones are in place. All that’s left is the small matter of installing the antenna on the shared tower on the western edge of town, a task that will take another $15,000 to complete. Once the riggers match the wires, WCUU will begin broadcasting its mix of talk and music at 107.5 on the FM dial. Savannah Soundings’ eager sponsors have already kicked in another few thou, and the group hopes to garner the last bit of capital at an open house telethon this Sunday, Sept. 20. “It could go as quickly as a month, but definitely by the end of the year,” assures (L. to R.) Savannah Soundings project manager Vicki Weeks helps test the station’s new soundboard with program hosts Kevin Ionno and project manager Vicki Weeks of the Mitchell Miller as Unitarian Universalist Church President Denise German looks on. antenna raising. In the meantime, however, don’t expect blues and folk and rock ‘n’ roll to talk about It’s generated no small amount of convisibility” for groups and issues that “celradio silence. what their music means to them,” says troversy in the community radio world, WSUU’s program hosts and disc jockeys ebrate the diversity of our community.” Miller, who performs as part of the guitar where groups like the National Association Local groups such as Emergent Savanhave their guests and playlists ready now, duo Mitch & Nico. “I’m really excited to of Broadcasters argue that the new rules nah will have a space to address change in and listeners can tune into a live stream give community members a voice.” will erode the integrity of LPFM stations the current social climate, and other talk starting Sept. 21 at savannahsoundings. WCUU operates from the former “junk and their essential services. programs highlight women’s history, povorg. room pottery studio” underneath the The Low Power FM Advocacy Group, erty, and health. “The internet will be a trial period to church, now a sunny station room with who submitted the proposal, contends that “We like to think of this as having the make sure we’re in keeping with the FCC fresh paint and its very own “On Air” light more than 600 stations have failed because dimension of a public square,” muses Rev. standards,” says Weeks. outside the door. Signals will be streamed of the labyrinth of existing rules and the Dave Messner, UU’s minister. “These are all volunteers, people who inability to adapt their economic models. “How do we connect with people across and archived online and simultaneously have always dreamed in being in radio, and broadcast via an antenna on the roof, Whether the FCC approves the proposal difference? It’s a consistent challenge in we’re all still learning the rules.” or not, WCUU has already built the 250Savannah—culturally, racially, generation- which will eventually link to the tower at The committed cadre includes Kevin watt capability into its budget and will ally, across gender. This is another way for the I-16/516 interchange. Ionno, who has spent the last months While LPFM (low power FM) commutackle any changes as they come. people to connect and be heard.” researching policy as part of the governity radio stations often have a limited “There’s a real difference between Adds UU president Denise German: nance team. range, WCUU is expected to reach a swath commercial radio and being underwrit“The church doctrine the promotion of a “Everyone wants a show, but when it ten by sponsors,” says Weeks. “Right now world with peace, liberty and justice for all. of listeners from Bloomingdale to Wilmcame time to join one of the teams, I saw While it is a project of the church, it’s open ington Island and from the Savannah River we’re focused on meeting the community this list was empty and I figured this is to just north of the Savannah Mall, coverstandards.” to the entire community.” where they needed help,” laughs Ionno. ing most of Savannah’s central population. The community is invited to find out It’s also open to spinning all kinds of To formulate the parameters of the That blanket of sound may soon stretch more at Sunday’s open house—memberexecutive task force and other procedures, music. About half of WSUU’s 56 weekly even further as the FCC considers a proships start at $25 for students and seniors, broadcast hours are dedicated to tunes, he and his teammates consulted policies posal to increase LPFM capabilities from and maybe you have an idea for a show of most of which won’t be heard anywhere from existing stations and NPR. 100 watts to 250 watts. your own. He also got his show: “Praxis” will debut else on the dial. Hits from Africa, Keith The FCC has taken comments on the “We have 56 hours to fill every week,” Kozel’s Calliope of Sound, blocks of Bob in WCUU’s first weeks and is billed as proposal that would change the rules encourages Weeks. Dylan and the eclectic “None of the hits, “conversations with notable people in the for WCUU and the other LPFM stations “There’s still plenty of room to get community about how their values, beliefs, All of the Time” hardly cover the creative around the country, most of which are run involved.” cs ground; at any point, listeners may hear ideals, and philosophies have shaped by churches, labor groups, schools and blues, punk and no shortage of local jams. their lives.” His first guest will be SCCPSS WCUU Open House other non-profit organizations. Musician Mitchell Miller will present School Board President Jolene Byrne. In addition to increased power, the sub- When: 4-9pm, Sunday, Sept. 20 “The Collective Kula,” featuring guests Savannah Soundings and WCUU are Where: Savannah Soundings Studio @ UU mission also loosens the restrictions on culled from Savannah’s street performer housed in the Unitarian Universalist selling advertising, essentially turning the Church, 311 E. Harris St. and open mic scenes. Church on Troup Square, and part of the 10 station’s mission is to “provide a voice and Info: people’s radio into a business enterprise. “I’ve got people coming on who play


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College Sex: What you want to know A Straight Dope classic

In a debate about monogamy, I observed that college students, and young people in general, tended to be more promiscuous early in life and settled down later. My comrade said that was a myth popularized by the media and cited a source to the effect that college people were quite monogamous. So which is it? - Mike Thorne, Intercourse, Alabama IF YOU merely mean that people in their carefree twenties have more sex partners and for that matter more sex (i.e., any) than they do after acquiring spouses and mortgages, the answer is: of course, what else would you expect? On the other hand, perhaps your comrade has been browsing in the Oxford English Dictionary, which defines promiscuous as “undiscriminating in sexual relations . . . characterized by frequent changes of sexual partner.” In short, he thinks the question isn’t whether college students get laid

somewhat more often than their elders, but whether they’ll screw anything with a pulse. Generally speaking the answer seems to be no, but with an asterisk. Let’s look at the general population age 20-24, whose sexual habits have been studied with devotion by the Centers for Disease Control. Within this group, 12 percent of women have never had oppositesex sexual contact; 5 percent have, but not in the last year; 58 percent have had one sexual partner in that time; 14 percent have had two; and 10 percent have had three or more. Men’s responses break down similarly, which is surprising given the male propensity to lie: 14 percent have never had heterosexual sex; 6 percent have but not recently; 50 percent have had one partner in the last year; 12 percent have had two; and 16 percent three or more. Other interesting tidbits for your voyeuristic pleasure: nearly one in three women have had anal sex and one in six a same-sex encounter by the time they’re 24. Men report about the same number in the hetero anal sex department, but far fewer acknowledge same-sex experiences-just 6 percent. Conclusion #1: Even as kids, most of us lead sedate sexual lives, with only a minority getting a lot of action. Hardly


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the impression you get from our salivating media, which leads us to conclusion #2: Sex-at least of the rambunctious variety-is largely a spectator sport. But you asked about college students. Turning to this subset we find: • The 2008 National College Health Assessment found 13 percent of women and 18 percent of men having three or more sexual partners, same- or oppositesex, in the previous year, in line with the CDC’s general-population figures. However, only 24 percent of male and 19 percent of female college students had had anal sex, rates significantly lower than the CDC found. What does this tell us? Beats me. • Going way back, the New England Journal of Medicine tracked the sexual lives of women students 1975-1989 and found the number who’d had one or fewer sexual partners in the previous year ranged from 58-63 percent, with little change over time. But partner quantity increased significantly-the number of college women who’d had only one sexual partner decreased by half, while the number who’d had two to five partners increased by 29 percent. • A 2004 University of Pennsylvania study of a collegiate crowd found men on average had had a little over four partners

of either sex, while women had under three, about the same numbers as in the general population. Given these unimpressive numbers, one may ask whence comes the belief that college life is a nonstop orgy. Hollywood bears much of the blame, but another factor may be the collegiate phenomenon known as a hookup-a casual sexual encounter not necessarily ending in intercourse, which has replaced that obsolete ritual the date. A survey of 555 northeastern college students found 78 percent had had at least one hookup, although only 30 percent led to intercourse. Less than one in eight had a hookup evolve into a long-term relationship. Another study of 382 college students found 37 percent had most recently hooked up for sex with a stranger or someone they hardly knew, and one in five was cheating on a current partner. So promiscuitywise, we relics can take comfort in knowing that while college students may not be outdoing us in terms of quantity, what sex they do have, by and large, is just as cheap. cs

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Two dead, one injured in Westside shootout; persons of interest identified and at large

Detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department “are seeking two persons of interest in a triple shooting on Savannah’s Westside that claimed the claimed the lives of two men and injured another at about 2 p.m. Saturday,” a police spokesperson says. Investigators seek to locate Emile Randolph, 32, and Shawn Rhinehart, 20, in reference to the shooting that occurred on the 1400 block of Barnes Drive. Javon Wilson, 19, and Asim Simmons, 19, “were waiting to sell a cellular phone outside of a nearby apartment building. The two men were approached at gunpoint by at least two subjects. Shots rang out, hitting both victims, as they attempted to defend themselves,” police say. Wilson and a third shooting victim identified as Jayquan Turner, 24, were pronounced dead at the scene. Simmons was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center with   non-life threatening injuries.

“The public’s help is requested in locating Randolph and Rhinehart. Randolph is a black male who stands 6-6 and weighs 225 pounds. He may be driving a burgundy Pontiac Grand Prix with Indiana license plate number 116LBN. Rhinehart is a black male who stands 5-11 and weighs 155 pounds. Both are known to frequent west Savannah,” police say.

Man shot in CuylerBrownsville robbery attempt

is now charged with murder. He is awaiting extradition to Savannah.” Collaboration between SERTF, Metro’s U.N.I.T. and its Savannah Area Regional Intelligence Center resulted in Henry’s arrest.

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Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Robbery Unit detectives are investigating a robbery attempt and shooting near CuylerBrownsville Saturday morning. “At about 7:08 a.m. Metro responded to 2100 block of Burroughs Street, where Andrew Deloach, 55, was found suffering from a gunshot wound,” police say. “Deloach was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center in serious, but non-life threatening condition.” Investigators believe Deloach was shot outside of his residence.

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Savannah homicide suspect arrested in Wisconsin

Tyron Henry, 20, was arrested on Wednesday by U.S. Marshals in Platteville, WI “after Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police identified him as the suspect in the shooting death of Michael Anthony Johnson, 50, last July,” police say. Members of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Region Fugitive Task Force (SERTF) traced Henry to his Wisconsin hometown. Henry was arrested without incident. “At about 11 p.m. on July 10, Johnson was shot at the intersection of 42nd and Montgomery streets. He was transported to the hospital where he died,” police say. “Henry


Violent Crimes detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are seeking information on a shooting on Savannah’s Southside. “At 11:50 a.m. Metro responded to Memorial University Medical Center where Rashawn Byrd, 26, sought treatment for a gunshot wound,” police say. “Byrd was shot minutes earlier at an apartment complex on the 8500 block of Waters Avenue. He arrived at MUMC in a privately owned vehicle in critical condition.” Investigators believe this to be a targeted shooting. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20s, standing 5-9 to 5-10. All cases from recent local law enforcement incident reports. Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 912/234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using keyword CSTOP2020.




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The Federal Aviation Administration recently granted (likely for the first time ever) an application to fly a paper airplane. Prominent drone advocate Peter Sachs had applied to conduct commercial aerial photography with his “aircraft” (a Tailor Toys model with a tiny propeller and maximum range of 180 feet), and the agency, concerned with air traffic safety, accommodated by treating the request (unironically?) under the rules for manned flights (that, among other restrictions, Sachs must not exceed 100 mph and must engage a licensed airplane pilot to fly it). “With this grant,” said the “victorious” Sachs, “the FAA has abandoned all logic and sensibility.”

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-- Because temperatures were in the high 90s the last weekend in August, tourists visiting the historical Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland were greeted by the outdoor sprinkler system dousing them near the gates. It was intended as relief, said operators, to keep guests from fainting, but, as one Israeli visitor said, “It was a punch to the gut” -- too reminiscent of Auschwitz’s gas chamber. (Jewish prisoners had been marched calmly to their deaths under the pretense that they were only being taken for showers.) -- DIY dentistry seemed off-limits -until amateur orthodontia got a boost from a 2012 YouTube video in which Shalom DeSota, now 17, praised rubber bands for teeth-straightening. DeSota’s family lacked dental insurance at the time, so the would-be actress experimented by looping rubber bands around two front teeth she wanted to draw together. Many painful days later, she succeeded. The American Association of Orthodontists expressed alarm in August at the video’s recent popularity. So much could go wrong -- infection, gum-tearing, detachment between tooth and gums -- that DeSota, the organization said, had simply been lucky.



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ship), and in August were presented another such gift. The Norwegian caviar company Mills said it would live stream, on a YouTube channel, nearly 11 months of fish eggs aging 24/7 in barrels -- 7,392 hours of “programming.” -- People With Issues: Alexander Carlsson, 25, was jailed in Sanford, Florida, in August on federal child pornography charges, but also told agents that he is a “clopper,” which identifies him, he said, as one who masturbates while gazing at figurines and pictures depicting Hasbro’s My Little Pony toys.

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A thief grabbed the purse of an elderly woman shopping with her husband at a Fred Meyer store in Spokane, Washington, on July 23 and fled through a parking lot. They had no chance to catch the man, but he happened to run right by hospital nurse Heidi Muat, 42, who surmised the situation and started after him. The thief quickly saw that Muat could outrun him, and he gave up the purse, which Muat returned to the couple. Muat later revealed her alter ego: On her Spokannibals Roller Derby team, she is known as Ms. “Ida B. ChoAzz.”

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Though India is recognized as a world leader in promoting the health benefits of urine, its dominance will be assured by the end of the year (2009) when a cowurine-based soft drink comes to market. Om Prakash, chief of the Cow Protection Department of the RSS organization (India’s largest Hindu nationalist group), trying to reassure a Times of London reporter in February, promised, “It won’t smell like urine and will be tasty, too,” noting that medicinal herbs would be added and toxins removed. In addition to improved health, he said, India needs a domestic (and especially Hindu) beverage to compete with the foreign influence of Coca-Cola and Pepsi.


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Despite funding struggles and the loss of Ben Tucker, the beat goes on at the Savannah Jazz Festival Clockwise from far left: ‘the jazz trombonist,’ Fred Wesley, young blues king Jarekus Singleton, local faves Velvet Caravan, and Hammond B3 genius Tony Monaco.

by anna chandler

SEPT 16-SEPT 22, 2015

The city’s bustling with college students’ return, there’s a briskness in the night air, and, as you stroll downtown, the sounds of trombones, guitars, and drums waft on that gentle and so desperately anticipated evening breeze. It’s the annual Jazz Festival, marking that wonderful time of year cozied between summer and hectic October, launching “festival season” as we know it here in the Lowcountry. For absolutely free, any and everyone can head to Forsyth Park with a blanket, lawn chair, and picnic basket to experience first-rate jazz, blues, and fusion live and in person. With its democratic, communal nature, it’s one of Savannah’s best-loved cultural events, a tradition for many locals and a boon to the tourism industry. “You go out and look at the crowd, the Jazz Festival cuts across all demographic lines,” observes Skip Jennings, Coastal Jazz Association (CJA) board member. “From Hitch Village to The Landings, people love the Jazz Festival! Walk through the crowd, and you’ll see a very diverse group of people.” This year’s roster is as varied and delightful as ever, with six full days of entertainment for the whole family. Fans of the Hammond B3 organ sound will want to check out Tony Monaco’s performance. “Tony Monaco’s about the hottest thing out there on the Hammond B3 organ,” Jennings praises. This year’s guest of honor is undoubtedly Fred Wesley, an American legend best known for his work with James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic. “He’s like, the funk trombonist, and that’s what he’s really known for,” explains Jennings. “He’s done mostly funk stuff, played with Dr. John and other people… he’s also a hell of a jazz payer, too. Just a capital guy, too, nice as he could be—just a really warm, nice human being, and a music legend, too.” Young blues king Jarekus Singleton, undoubtedly one of the most exciting performers at this year’s Savannah Music Festival, returns for another great show; his spirited riffs are dance-ready and contagiously fun. Despite a fresh roster of talent, 2015’s festival brings some changes. “It’s usually three nights in the park, and we’re cutting it down from being in the park to being in the Mansion,” Jennings 16 says.

“We’d usually be doing four acts, starting at 6—this year, we’re only doing three acts, starting at 7. Same thing Friday—Friday Night Jazz in the Park, we’re doing four acts this year instead of three.” Every year, the City of Savannah grants the Coastal Jazz Association $5,000 for the outdoor performances; the organization has to match it. This year, they didn’t make it. “We’re trying to put on a happy face,” says Jennings. “The problem is, we’ve just had trouble getting enough funding within the community.” “It’s a bit smaller, but a whole lot less expensive,” he says, looking on the bright side. “When you start adding up all these costs—we say this every year—it’s free to come, but takes a lot of money to put on the festival.” Major changes in Savannah, both culturally and economically, have impacted the festival’s ability to match the City’s donation. “There’s not as much money coming from industry,” Jennings explains, “because there’s not much local in terms of industry as there used to be.” The loss of bassist Ben Tucker, killed in a traffic collision in 2013, has drastically changed things, as well. CJA wouldn’t exist without Tucker—the Association was actually conceived after Tom and Connie Glasser, Judy Lancaster, Isadore Karpf, Randy Reese, Bruce Spradley and trombonist Teddy Adams attended a jazz appreciation course taught by the legendary local. “It’s been two and a half years since Ben died,” Jennings says. “He had a lot of connections, and everyone loved him. He was able to raise money. We’re not able to replace Ben.” Jennings encourages businesses and

individuals to support year-round programming and the 2016 Jazz Festival. “If you own a business, we would love to have you be a part of the Jazz Festival,” he says. “Sponsor the festival, sponsor an act, buy an ad in the program.” Members of the Coastal Jazz Association are granted free entry to concerts throughout the year. At $50 a year for individuals and $75 a year for couples, that’s a great deal to catch twelve months of worldclass jazz performances. “We would love to see more businesses step up and get involved with us, supporting us,” Jennings says. “This whole event promotes good feelings among everyone in Savannah in a way that very few other things do.” cs

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Rancho Alegre Velvet Caravan Wednesday, September 23 Rancho Alegre Doc Handy

Thursday, September 24 Mansion on Forsyth Park Savannah State Wesleyan Choir Eric Culberson Jarekus Singleton

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Mansion on Forsyth Park Barnard Rose Band Jody Espina Quartet Barry Green & University of North Florida Forsyth Park United States Marine Corps Band Doug Carn Trio Steve Watson Trio CJA Hall of Fame Tony Monaco, Harvey Mason, Howard Paul Coastal Jazz Allstars with Fred Wesley

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fall arts preview Festivals Latino Heritage Month — Armstrong’s Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong (HOLA) sponsors this monthlong celebration of Latino culture. Festivities include a Spanish film festival, lectures, dance classes and more. For a full list, visit Through Oct. 15. 912-344-3050. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

Crawl-O-Ween — This Halloween pub

crawl will feature select bars and restaurants on River Street and includes drink specials. Sat., Oct. 31. riverstreetsavannah. com/. River Street, River St.

Hopped up on georgia brews —This beer tasting features offerings from over 20 Georgia breweries, many of which are creating specialty brews specifically for this event. Nov. 7. riverstreetsavannah. com/. River Street, River St.

Constitution Day — View Abraham

Baldwin’s draft copy of the Constitution and other unique materials that tell the story of Georgia’s role in the founding of our nation. Free and open to the public Thu., Sep. 17, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 912-651-2125. Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker St.

Savannah Bazaar — Join Savannah’s

favorite artists, small-scale DIY creatives and local business owners for a family friendly event with drinks, music, food and fun on tap for all to enjoy. Sat., Sep. 26, 3-8 p.m. Jelinek Creative Spaces, 101 N. Fahm St. Tybee Fall Festival — Family-friendly

activities include games, prizes, bounce ballroom, obstacle course, cakewalk, hotdogs, popcorn and drinks. Admission is free and open to all ages. All proceeds benefit the Tybee Island Lighthouse. Sat., Sep. 26, 12-5 p.m. 912-786-5801. Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave.

The Birth of the American Dream — Dr. Stan Deaton delivers the Keynote

Address of the Georgia History Festival , an exploration of the ordinary and extraordinary people and events that led a revolution in the twenty years following World War II. Free and open to the public. Free Thu., Oct. 1, 6-7 p.m. 434-996-7085. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Oktoberfest — Enjoy a bit of Germany,

Savannah style with a beer garden offering a variety of beers, food booths featuring German cuisine, and the famous Wiener Dog Races. Oct. 2-4. riverstreetsavannah. com/. River Street, River St.

Savannah Greek Festival — Get

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Alee arts and crafts sale. There will also be a festival of trees for viewing and purchasing. $3.00 Sat., Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-667-9420. Alee Shriner’s Temple, 100 Eisenberg Dr.

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Tybee Island Pirate Fest is a four-day festival with live music, a parade and family-friendly activities. Live music by Big Engine and Junior Marvin’s Wailers. $12-$50 Oct. 8-11. 912-713-2321. Tybee Island.

Savannah Folk Music Festival —

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Geekend — Geekend is your chance to

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Cowboy Carnival — A family, fun-

filled day for buckaroos of all ages. Pony rides, bounce houses, prizes, food, chili cook-off, games, pumpkin and cookie decorating, petting zoo. Free with canned food donation for America’s Second Harvest Sat., Oct. 17, 12-4 p.m. 912-777-3717. Bright Life Chiropractic, 2 Park of Commerce Blvd Ste D.

BBQ, Brews and Bluegrass — Barbecue, Brews, and Bluegrass is a family friendly event and will feature activities for kids including a close-up look ata fire truck and ambulance, several inflatables, face painting, and much more. Proceeds benefit Memorial Hospital’s The Next Generation. $25 adults, $5 kids 5-17 Sun., Oct. 18, 3-9 p.m. Villa Marie Center, 6 Dolan Dr. Savannah Film Festival — The full schedule of films will be released October 1. Oct. 24-31. trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. 27th Annual Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival — Delicious Jewish foods

Nichols and many others, crafts, seafood and rides. $5-$10 Oct. 16-18. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill.

from around the world will be offered. Great Deli and even He’brew Beer. Prices vary. Music and fun activities for the kids. free admission Sun., Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 912-233-1547. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

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Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival — This festival includes live music by Joe

Records throws a horror filmf estival just in time for Halloween. Sat., Oct. 17. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

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Savannah Food and Wine Festival — The South’s best culinary happenings in

one exceptional week in Savannah. Iconic and historic coastal venues provide the perfect backdrop for gourmand fun. For a full list of events, visit Nov. 9-15. Downtown Savannah. savannah Children’s Book Festival — The festival celebrates the joy of

reading with award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators from around the country. Authors this year include Kate DiCamillo, Nick Bruel, Rosalind Bunn and many others. Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

Pecan and Honey Harvest — This

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Christmas on the River and Lighted Parade — The parade takes

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Savannah Children’s Choir’s decade of diversity

Vienna Boys Choir, Night at the Opera events are part of tenth anniversary celebration

by jim morekis

SEPT 16-SEPT 22, 2015

OVER THE last ten years, the Savannah Children’s Choir has quietly become one of the most effective nonprofits in the area. In a time when more people are finally waking up to the need to mentor schoolchildren so they choose a positive path in life, the Choir has a solid record of doing just that for a decade—while also making beautiful music for appreciative crowds. They celebrate their tenth anniversary season with a series of marquee events this fall, including the return of the Vienna Boys Choir in an October performance. Founded in 2005 by Roger Moss and Cuffy Sullivan, the Children’s Choir is in many ways the model for a lean, outcomefocused cultural organization neither overly dependent on big corporate sponsors nor heavy taxpayer subsidy. “What initially started as providing music education has become music education as a means to teach life lessons,” Moss says. “We are intentionally diverse—that’s a 18 phrase I like to use a lot. Because of that,

we’ve been able to provide opportunities for a variety of Savannah’s children.” Moss says one impetus for the expanded scope came from their experience attending children’s choir conferences across the U.S. “What we’re seeing across the country is children’s choirs are similar to traveling soccer teams—almost all white and affluent. We didn’t fully realize that until we started going to conferences.” The Savannah Children’s Choir today features singers from a wide variety of backgrounds and all income levels—“rich to poor and everything in between,” Moss says. While those with greater needs are specifically welcomed, the Choir bucks liberal orthodoxy in that the group isn’t purely needs-based—there is a strict academic requirement both to enter and to stay in. The kids have to maintain a B average in school to stay in the Choir. For its part, the organization provides free tutoring. “Our track record with getting kids into Savannah Arts Academy is 100 percent. Everyone who has auditioned has gotten in. Our college admission rate is 98 percent,” Moss says.

Top, Vienna Boys Choir; bottom, Roger Moss, Savannah Children’s Choir co-founder

“The hook is if ‘I want to stay in choir this is what I have to do.’ And it works.” Another huge accomplishment over the last decade for the Savannah Children’s Choir is that “we’ve operated in the black for ten years straight!” Moss says with one of his trademark infectious booming laughs.

Both naturally gregarious, optimistic, and funny, Moss and Sullivan have proven to be an extremely effective duo, reinforcing each other’s strengths. “I’m sort of the face of the organization, and Cuffy is basically the most organized person in the world,” Moss jokes.


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SCC co-founder/exec director Cuffy Sullivan, left; Emmy Williams, music/education director

The conversation with parents is about the end result. “We’ll give them a self-assured, creative, responsible kid,” Moss says. “I mean, I didn’t go to Europe in the sixth grade!” The teachers are as diverse as the children. “This past summer we had one Hispanic intern and five main teachers, two of whom were African-American,” says Moss. “You really have to work at the whole intentional diversity thing. What you find about groups is they’re usually one of two things: They’re either intentionally diverse or unintentionally exclusive,” Moss says. “What that means for a choir is we can’t wait for a variety of kids and parents to come to us. We have to come to them. We are going into schools and handing out vouchers.” The other challenge is attracting boys to sing in the Choir. “That’s a whole different language,” Moss jokes. In part to help attract boys, the Choir has an ongoing relationship with bass/ baritone opera singer Keith Miller, who before he became a rising star performing at The Met was starting fullback at the University of Colorado and later a professional arena football player. “It takes things to a new level for the boys when they see this incredible athlete who is able to sing like that,” Moss says. cs

Vienna Boys Choir

When: Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Where: Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium Tix: $25-$100,

Night At The Opera

When: Sat. Nov. 14 Where: $20-$75, Lucas Theatre for the Arts Tix:

Holiday Concert

When: Sun. Dec. 6, 3 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts Tix: $25 family of four; $10 individual,

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Besides singing and good grades, another key component of a child’s experience in the Choir is travel. “We travel a lot, and when we do overseas travel our kids get exposure to wherever we’re doing. When we went to Italy we taught them some basic Italian. We went to Prague and had a local student come teach them some basic Czech phrases,” he says. “It builds confidence. It gives a worldview that’s outside Savannah, Ga.” Moss cites the example of a recent Choir trip to Atlanta, where they had a side trip to the new Center for Civil and Human Rights in Centennial Olympic Park. The children took turns sitting at one of the Center’s most notable and controversial offerings: a facsimile of a lunch counter in the ‘60s, where you can sit, put on headphones, and hear the verbal abuse sit-in protestors experienced while trying to integrate eating establishments. “What was so powerful is we told the children one of the reasons we’re here is we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. I told them, ‘My parents couldn’t vote.’ The look on the children’s faces was like, what? What do you mean they couldn’t vote?” Moss says. “And the kids started asking questions. It was great.” The choir’s “life lessons” also drill down into areas as specific as fundraising. “We don’t sell candy,” Moss laughs. “They sell ads in our program book. They receive sales training. They’re killing it this year! They’re actually making appointments and selling. A few even made promotional videos. These kids take it very seriously.” The typical audition process for Savannah Children’s Choir actually takes place during its annual summer camp. “The summer camp is our audition,” says Moss. “There’s a culture we establish at summer camp. It is a culture of excellence. Not just well, I’ll get by.” Sullivan conducts the audition work at the boot camp, where “they not only learn to sight read, they learn how to walk into a room and how to interview, down to what they’re going to wear,” Moss says.


fall arts preview concerts

september 18

King, Vocalist Trae Gurley, and Mandolin player, Cory Chambers as the opener. Trinity UMC, 225 West President St.

Adam Intrator and “Big E” Eric Moore — Trinity’s Friday Lunchtime

Concert Series. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Trinity UMC, 225 West President St.

september 25

Southeastern Choral Arts Festival — The Armstrong Department of Art,

Music & Theatre opens its 16th Southeastern Choral Arts Festival (SECAF) with its University Singers and University Chorale in joint concert. $6 7:30 p.m. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

september 19 Concert of Opera and Sacred Song — Selections by Mozart, Gounod,

and Tosti performed by Jillian Pashke, Cyril Durant, Rebecca Flaherty, and Joseph McBrayer, accompanied by Heidi Ordaz. Champagne reception with the artists follows on the Cathedral plaza. $35. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cathedral of St John the Baptist, 222. East Harris St.

september 24 Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboy, Uncommon Collective — Nashville artist Bradford Lee

Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys will be joined by members of Savannah’s Uncommon Collective, including harpist Kristin

Laiken Love Williams and Jay Rudd — Trinity’s Friday Lunchtime Concert

Series. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Trinity UMC, 225 West President St. TRiple Recital — Armstrong hosts the

Enarmonía Duet, featuring Diego Otero and Alberto Puente from Bogota, Colombia. 3 p.m. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

september 26 Runaway Home — Panoramic-Amer-

icana band. $20 plus tax 8 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars (Bloomingdale), 1304 East Hwy. 80.

Savannah Philharmonic Chamber Concert — Chamber Concert No.

1, Bright is the Ring of Words, is an exploration of the song cycle as it grows and changes from the mid-1850s to the early 20th century. Tenor Stan Warren joins pianist Quynh Shannon for an afternoon of romantically themed music. 5 p.m. Ascension Lutheran Church, 120 Bull St.

september 27 30th Anniversary Choir and Organ Concert — Celebrating the 30th

Anniversary of the church’s Noack Pipe Organ featuring world-renowned organist Bruce Neswick and the Wesley Monumental Choir. Free, donations accepted 5-6:30 p.m. 912-232-0191. Wesley Monumental UMC, 429 Abercorn St.

Thunderbolt Chamber Players — Violin, cello and piano trio. Music will

include Beethoven Trio in C minor and Schoenfield’s Cafe Music Terry Moore, violin; Sarah Schenkman, cello; Michael Braz, piano donations 4-5:15 p.m. Wesley Oak UMC, 3124 East Victory Drive.

october 1 Blues Trinity: A Tribute to the 3 Kings — A melting pot of best-of Savan-

the Arts series. $15. 7:30 p.m. .Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St..

october 2 Britt Scott and Jackson Evans — Trinity’s Friday Lunchtime Concert

Series. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Trinity UMC, 225 West President St.

october 3 A.J. Croce — Son of Jim Croce, performs at Dollhouse. 21+ event. $25 advance, $35 at door 7 p.m.Dollhouse Productions, 980 Industry Dr. Matthew West and Francesca Battistelli — With special guest Mr.

Talkbox. 6 p.m. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

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nah musicians paying homage to the “3 Kings” of the blues: Albert, Freddie, and B.B. King. B.B.’s drummer, Tony Coleman, will be joining the band for a few songs. $21, 7:30-10 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

picnic in the park — Enjoy a stunning repertoire from the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. This year’s picnic theme is “Hollywood in the Park!” 4-9p.m. Forsyth Park.

scenes from childhood — Tanya Gabrielian performs musical reflections of childhood by Bach, Schumann and Debussy as part of Armstrong’s Piano in

Tiny Orchestra of Savannah — Trinity’s Friday Lunchtime Concert

october 9 Series blends local and regional musicians from very different genres and musical

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backgrounds on the stage. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Trinity UMC, 225 West President St.

october 10 Beijing Opera: Amazing China —

SSU Confucius Institute and The Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing, present the Chinese Opera from Binghamton University Confucius Institute. 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St fall in love with the phil —The

Savannah Philharmonic’s signature event. Trae Gurley and a group of Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra musicians will perform. Cocktail attire. $200-$300. 6:30 p.m. 912-232-6002. The Landings Club, 71 Green Island Rd.

october 16 A Classical Halloween — Savannah Philharmonic journeys into the macabre with Saint Saëns’ “Danse Macabre,” Williams’ “Harry Potter Symphonic Suite,” Berlioz’s “Excerpts from Symphonie Fantastique,” and Herrmann’s “Psycho Suite.” $16-$75. 7:30-10 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Jesse Monkman and Isaac Smith — Trinity’s Friday Lunchtime Concert

Series. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Trinity UMC, 225 West President St.

october 17 Vienna Boys Choir — Brasseler USA presents Vienna Boys Choir in concert. 7 p.m. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

october 22 Chris Young — Country singer Chris Young tours his new album, “I’m Comin’ Over.” $25-$133.50 Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

october 23 Ricardo Ochoa and Jeff Zagers — Trinity’s Friday Lunchtime Concert

Series. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Trinity UMC, 225 West President St.

november 1 Celtic Woman — Performing a treasure

chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop song. 3 p.m. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

november 6 u.S. Army field band and soldiers’ chorus — Straight from Washington

D.C. Free. 7:30 p.m. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

november 7 Grace Potter — Grace Potter performs

in Savannah. 8 p.m. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

november 14 night at the opera — The Savan-

nah Children’s Choir performs. $20-$75. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

november 17 savannah winds — Community wind symphony in residence at Armstrong, begins its 2015-16 subscription season. $14. 7:30 p.m. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

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november 19 An Evening of Baroque: Handel, Bach and Vivaldi — Featuring Vivaldi’s

Gloria in collaboration with the Savannah Children’s Choir and alumni soloists in honor of their 10th anniversary season. nd $16 to $75 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

november 21 Collin Raye — One of the true hitmakers of the 90s. $35 in advance, $40 at door 8 p.m. Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. Jason Isbell — Singer-songwriter

brings his show to the Lucas. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

november 25 Life is a Carnival — All-ages tribute to The Band, featuring all local artists. 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

december 6 holiday concert — The Savannah Children’s Choir performs holiday favorites. $25 for family of four, $10 individual. 3 p.m.Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

december 11 Holiday Pops — Warmth of the sea-

son with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, soloists, and special guests. $16-$75 -12, 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

december 12 Holiday Pops — $16-$75 7:30 p.m. Lucas

Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Holiday Pops Family Matinee —

One-hour family-friendly concert brings the joy of the season to children of all ages. $25 for a family of 4, $10 individual tickets 3 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

december 17-19 Christmas Cabaret — Enjoy an evening of all of your favorite carols and some holiday jazz as you go on a sleigh ride to a Winter Wonderland. $25 -19, 8 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

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music interview


Music community gathers to support one of their own Jason Statts: Same as always—I like skulls, making up weird creatures, things like that. Aliens, weird stuff. I paint pretty pictures, but I don’t really care about being an artiste or anything—I like to make things I like to look at.

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On June 28, 2008, Jason Statts and Dave Williams were shot in an armed robbery while unloading gear after their band, sürt {the destroyer}, played their first show. Statts was shot in the neck; Williams in the throat. Bassist Statts was paralyzed from the chest down immediately, and Williams has one paralyzed vocal cord. Statts has told the story many times; seven years later, he’s done rehashing that night. It’s well-documented by everyone from local publications to Decibel magazine, the heavy music Bible that published Statts’ story in his own words two years ago. Though unable to work, Statts is a gifted visual artist and writes album reviews for About Entertainment. Time alters memories, particularly painful ones, but medical bills tower, despite government assistance. That’s why, once a year, the beloved Statts gets his own holiday: Statts Fest, a celebration of rock ‘n’ roll, art, community, and the man himself. All funds raised by Friends of Statts, an organization formed shortly after the shooting, go directly toward his medical and living expenses. We spoke with Statts about the fest, metal, and his darkly beautiful visual art. He only gets out of the house once in a while, but he’s excited to be at The Jinx on Saturday, catching up with friends and enjoying an incredible lineup. Statts Fest tends to come at the end of a violent summer—often, your story is told in that context. Is it taxing, living that over and over? Jason Statts: Yeah. At this point it’s been seven years, so I just want to stop telling the story, basically. If people want, they go can go back and find it. The more I tell it, the less descriptive it is…I don’t know, it changes over time. It’s become convoluted.

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Decibel ran your story in 2013 and it blew up. What kind of opportunities did that create?


Jason Statts: I met a lot of new people in the metal community. People that read the piece were just really nice and understanding. A lot of people wrote me and told me their stories and stuff like that; it was really cool. Is that around when you started reviewing for About’s metal site?

How long does it take to complete a painting, working on the tablet? Your work is very detailed. Jason Statts: It’s definitely a lot of pointing and clicking. I think the thing I’m working on now…it’s probably been about 20 hours. I’m spending way too much time on it! It’s about five by seven inches. A shot from one of the first StattsFests, with Jason at center. Photo geoff L. Johnson

What is your favorite aspect of Statts Fest?

Jason Statts: Yeah, that all came about right at the same time after [the Decibel piece] was published.

Jason Statts: I guess just the support of everyone and seeing everyone all in one day all together—that’s really cool. And it’s still unbelievable that people are still doing it, it’s so far after the event, you know? I don’t like to say accident, because it wasn’t really an accident.

changing; it’s more psych rock now than metal. I like that.

How’d that happen?

What kind of art have you been working on lately?

Jason Statts: I think I just wrote to About, to Chad Bowar, the editor. I said I’d like to write him some stuff, and he said okay. I sent some old reviews from when I worked for The Chronicle at SCAD; he liked some of those and let me go ahead, so that’s cool.

Jason Statts: It was my first day recently, and I just got a tablet, a new Wacom, and I’ve been painting digitally again, and that’s been really fun. I just feel more inspired now—it’s just fun again instead of just making marks with an iPad. I can go in and really paint.

Have you reviewed anything recently that’s really stuck out to you?

What programs are you using?

Jason Statts: There’s so many that come through; one thing I’ve been listening to a lot is called Zebras. They’re really good— it’s kind of like Slayer mixed with punk rock. And they don’t have a bass player, they have a girl playing, like, ambient, weird noises for the bass parts and it works out really well. It’s really neat. What records do you think every fan of heavy music have in their collection? Jason Statts: There’s so much. As far as the regular things, Reign in Blood, of course. That’s a hard question for me! I like so many different, weird things. Some metal people might not think I actually mean metal; I have such eclectic, weird taste, that’s really hard for me. But definitely Slayer and some Metallica—old Metallica. Recommendations for 2015 releases? Jason Statts: I’m not sure when Kylesa’s last record came out, but the new one’s about to come out. I like how they’re

What does the Friends of Statts organization mean to you, personally?

Jason Statts: Mainly Photoshop; sometimes I’ll use Illustrator to bring in certain things, if I need something to be precise. I don’t have a lot of hand control still.

Jason Statts: It’s really crazy—it came about pretty much right after I got shot. I think there was one benefit that I didn’t make it to, and that was the first one, and it was kind of unofficial. Then after that, the second year, that’s when they came together and started Friends of Statts. It’s just mind-blowing that people would even care.

Is your process different, working digitally?

What acts are you looking forward to this year at the event?

Jason Statts: Not really—I’m pretty old school. I still use collage type of stuff and repaint over that, or whatever I need to do. But coming from the iPad, it’s been easy on the tablet, and I had one before I got shot, and I used it a lot. It’s relatively easy. I have a little trouble holding the pen in my hand, but I found a way, and I can actually do it with enough pressure. It’s worked out well—technology has been good.

Jason Statts: Always the headliner—this year is Black Tusk, and that’s cool, I love those guys. Just all day, I’m looking forward to everything and everyone. cs

Yeah, it’s wild how far things have come just in a few years for digital art.

Joe Nelson & James Pittman 4 pm The Magic Rocks 5 pm Bottles & Cans 6 pm Damon & the Shitkickers 7 pm COEDS 9 pm Hotplate 10 pm Bearfight! 11 pm Black Tusk — midnight

Jason Statts: Yeah, I definitely got shot at the right time! (laughs) What kind of subject matter do you find yourself gravitating toward?

6th Annual Statts Fest

When: Saturday, September 19 Where: The Jinx Start: Doors at 3 p.m. Bands at 4 p.m. Cost: $20



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Last year’s Lunchtime Series at Trinity United Methodist Church was one of the freshest musical ideas Savannah’s seen in a while. Borrowing a page from European tradition, the church opens its doors to the music lovers every fall Thursday at noon: cut out for your lunch break, grab a spot in a pew, catch a riveting half-hour performance, grab a coffee or lemonade, and head back to the office with time to spare. This year, Trinity’s Music Director Jared Hall and Andrew Jay Ripley are introducing a new take on lunchtime performances. By pairing up unlikely Savannah musicians and asking them to create a half-hour set together, lunchtime just got far more interesting. First up in the series is Adam Intrator (Triathalon, Hawaiin Boi) and legendary bassist Eric “Big E” Moore (Voodoo Soup, Fellowship of Love, and more). With Intrator’s soulful, R&B-inspired solo work and Big E’s incredible chops, this special kickoff show isn’t to be missed. “As an extension of our Trinity Sanctuary Concerts and Thursday Night Opry, this Lunchtime Concert Series hopes to support and foster the development of arts in downtown Savannah, while not only providing music and arts in this historic downtown church sanctuary, but also supporting working musicians and artists with opportunities to perform,” Hall says. “This series also gives artists a platform to experiment with new ideas and collaborations with other musicians and colleagues. We hope it will help enhance music listening opportunities for members of the Savannah community and visitors.” Thursday, September 17, 12 p.m.


Diarrhea Planet

SEPT 16-SEPT 22, 2015

Diarrhea Planet @The Jinx

Hands down, Diarrhea Planet’s Stopover gig was one of the festival’s alltime best. Upgraded from their 2013 Taco Abajo fest gig to The Jinx headlining stage, the room was packed as packed as the stage itself, as the Nashville band’s six members and army of guitars rocked in unison and thrilled the house. The stage upgrade was a necessity, seeing as how the band’s gained a ferocious following in the past couple of years: it’s a notoriously joyous live show, appealing to fans of classic rock, metal, power-pop, punk, and folks who just love good, solid entertainment. Diarrhea Planet had such a good time at Stopover, they’re heading back to The Jinx on their massive fall tour. Athens punk scorchers Burns Like Fire join the bill. Get there early—this one’s guaranteed to sell out. Thursday, September 17, doors at 9 p.m., bands at 10 p.m., $10

David Liebe

Adam Intrator and Eric “Big E” Moore @Trinity Lunchtime Concert Series

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By Anna Chandler

Adam Intrator

music The band page

David Liebe Hart @The Wormhole

Comedian/writer/puppeteer David Liebe Hart became a recognizable face from his time singing bizarre songs and puppeteering on Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, Good Job!, but his stint on the absurdist Adult Swim hit show is a mere chapter in his storied life. Hart moved to L.A. in 1976 to pursue a career in acting and music. As a child, he was surrounded by puppet shows; a Christian Scientist, Hart got his start on Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson Show was born on public access; in the early ‘90s, he even appeared on Golden Girls and Wings. Hart is touring in support of his latest album, Astronaut. Once again, he’s teamed up with collaborator Jonah Mociun as a backing musician, creating electronic adaptations of Hart’s old work and sharing new songs, as well. Hart advises that there will be even more puppetry this time, plenty of songs about life, love, aliens, and eating your veggies. “We’re going to have a wonderful show,” he says. “Comedy, puppeteering, music, filled with a lot of laughter, joy, enthusiasm, and fun.” When we spoke on the phone, Hart was excited to announce that, after this tour, he’s teaming back up with old Tim & Eric collaborator John C. Reilly, a.k.a. Dr. Steve Brule, and Abso Lutely Productions (Tim & Eric, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Birthday Boys) for something new—stay tuned. Thursday, September 17, 9 p.m.

Art on Tap: Jepson Unplugged @Jepson Center for the Arts

If you haven’t seen “Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s” at the Jepson, it’s your final chance. An ambitious, well-rounded exhibition with a strong focus on themes of globalization and gender and identity politics, it’s a must-see. Whether you were born in the ‘90s or came of age in the Clinton era, “Come As You Are” is a fascinating look at a pivotal period in the fine art world. To bid the traveling exhibit farewell, the Jepson Center is transforming into a coffeehouse, complete with a tapas-style menu, cash bar with wine and beer, and live entertainment. Coy Campbell of Savannah folk/ Americana band Nightingale News will perform acoustic interpretations of iconic ‘90s hits as guests chill in the lounge. Campbell got a chance to take in the exhibition at the opening celebration. “I missed a lot of the ‘90s in regards to visual art—I was very much consumed in studying music,” says Campbell. “I missed all the names of the people that are in that exhibit, so that’s been very revelatory and fantastic.” The full set of cover songs, handpicked by Campbell, range from Nirvana to Pixies to R.E.M. to Neutral Milk Hotel. “I’m excited to work with these songs and get behind the lens of these songwriters,” he says. “I don’t know what other art form allows that. Who gets to remake their favorite movie without going to great extents?” Friday, September 18, 8 p.m., $12 for members, $15 for non-members

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To celebrate ten years, Dope Sandwich is having a family reunion of sorts, with opportunities for kids, grown folks, early birds and nightlifers alike to catch a show. At the center of a packed and impressive bill is Union of Sacred Monsters, a collaborative effort that produced one of the label’s best releases in 2010— members are flying in from all corners of the U.S. just to get in on this one. Label mainstays Dope KNife, Basik Lee, and Miggs Son Daddy will perform solo sets; KNife and Miggs’ duo project, Happy Thoughts, have a set of their own. Spoken word artist Valore will perform with Obamabo (Oisin Daly). Daly uses his Obamabo project to explore beats and sound, creating innovative remixes of local music including Street Clothes, Miggs ft. Mothabug, and Xuluprophet. Dope Sandwich artists Cult Cyph, Bassdrum Bloodlust, $uper Toine, Mafamadix, Solo, Black Ceaser, Spitfire Poetry Group and Re2se are all slated to appear, along with DJ Valis and DJ Word Life. Atlanta’s The Difference Machine makes a hypnotizing kind of textural, noise and psychedelic-influenced hip-hop. They’re slated to perform the new, Atlanta edition of Afropunk Fest after their Savannah shows—catch them while you can, you’ll be hearing their name outside the Southeast soon enough. Friday, September 18: Blowin’ Smoke, 12 p.m., all ages & The Jinx, 9 p.m.

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Dope Sandwich 10th Anniversary @Blowin’ Smoke, The Jinx


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Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis Basil’s Pizza and Deli Greg Williams Bay Street Blues Hitman Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Mike Sweat, piano/vocal Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band coffee deli Acoustic Jam Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Frank Emerson Rachael’s 1190 Jeremy Riddle Rocks on the Roof Rachael Shaner Treehouse Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane Wild Wing Cafe Jeff Beasley The Wormhole Open Mic Z2 Live Music

Trivia & Games

The Chromatic Dragon Trivia The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia World of Beer Trivia


Ampersand Karaoke Club One Karaoke Hercules Bar & Grill Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Mediterranean Tavern Karaoke hosted by K-Rawk Wet Willie’s Karaoke


Mutuals Club Phatt Katt Comedy Thang


Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar

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Barrelhouse South Ben Keiser Band Basil’s Pizza and Deli Georgia Kyle Bay Street Blues Hitman Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Mike Sweat, piano/vocal Cocktail Co. Laiken Love Feather & Freight Open Mic & Pint Night Jazz’d Tapas Bar Trae Gurley The Jinx Diarrhea Planet, Burns Like Fire Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Frank Emerson Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Jason Bible Rocks on the Roof Danielle Hicks The Foundery Coffee Pub Open Mic Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Randy Cuba 26 Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry

Soundboard Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Acoustic Thursday Z2 Live Music

Doodles Karaoke Thursday & Saturdays The Islander Karaoke Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Karaoke Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke

Trivia & Games

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Open Mic The Wormhole David Liebe Hart


Congress Street Social Club DJ Blackout The Jinx Live DJ Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao Mediterranean Tavern DJ Kirby Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar

Bar & Club Events

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Barrelhouse South Big Something, SPORE Basil’s Pizza and Deli CC Witt Bayou Cafe Greg Williams, Fig Neutrons Huc-A-Poo’s Main Street Trio Jazz’d Tapas Bar Tonic Blue The Jinx Dope Sandwich 10th Anniversary Show Jukebox Bar & Grill Hitman Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Frank Emerson Mansion on Forsyth Park Tradewinds Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Jeremy Riddle Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Keith & Ross Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio Rocks on the Roof Southern Maple Band Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth & Kim Polote The Savannah Civic Center Concert: Misbehavin’ After Dark Sorry Charlie’s Main Street Trio Tubby’s Tank House (Thunder-

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The Accomplices @wild wing cafe (pooler)

Rollicking bluegrass/Americana from one of Savannah’s favorite ensembles. Fri., Sept. 18

bolt) Keith Napier Vic’s on The River Frank Bright and Clair Frazier The Warehouse High Velocity Wild Wing Cafe Barry Johnson Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) The Accomplices World of Beer Larry Fleet Duo The Wormhole Stone Giant, Scattered Hamlet, Beitthemeans Z2 Live Music

Trivia & Games

Coach’s Corner Movies & Music Trivia


Bay Street Blues Karaoke The Islander Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke Sunny’s Lounge Karaoke Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/DJ


Club 309 West DJ Zay Congress Street Social Club DJ Basik Lee Hang Fire DJ Sole Control Hercules Bar & Grill DJ Little Lucky’s DJ Sweet Treat Melissa Mediterranean Tavern DJ Tre Style Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok Treehouse DJ Phive Star

Bar & Club Events

Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock Club One Drag Show

Saturday / 19

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond Ampersand Underside Barrelhouse South Lull, Roxy Roca Basil’s Pizza and Deli Keith & Ross Bayou Cafe Jerry Zambito and the Bayou Blues Band Casimir’s Lounge Jackson Evans Trio Congress Street Social Club The Orange Constant Hang Fire Cape Fear w/ DJ Leo, C Powers Huc-A-Poo’s Jimmy Wolling Band The Jinx StattsFest (starts 4 pm) Kayak Kafe Midtown Sasha & Ricardo Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Frank Emerson Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub The Train Wrecks Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Hitman The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Kim Polote Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio Rocks on the Roof Bucky Bryant, Jon Lee and the Apparitions Vic’s on The River Frank Bright and Clair Frazier The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions Wicked Cakes The Singer/ Songwriters In Concert Series Wild Wing Cafe La Bodega, Chris Mitchell Band Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Main Street Trio World of Beer Satisfi Z2 Live Music


Applebee’s Karaoke Bay Street Blues Karaoke

Little Lucky’s DJ Sweet Treat Melissa Mediterranean Tavern DJ Tre Style Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces Treehouse DJ Phive Star

Bar & Club Events

Club One Drag Show Flashback @Sundown

Sunday / 20

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond Aqua Star Restaurant (Westin Harbor Hotel) Sunday Jazz Brunch Bayou Cafe Don Coyer Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup Huc-A-Poo’s Tybee Idol Jazz’d Tapas Bar Trae Gurley Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub Frank Emerson The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson Rocks on the Roof Eric Britt Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry Z2 Live Music

Trivia & Games

Lulu’s Chocolate Bar Sunday Afternoon Trivia Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia


Club One Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/DJ

The Wormhole Open Mic

Trivia & Games

32 Degrees Midtown Grille and Ale House Trivia The Britannia British Pub Bingo Hang Fire Team Trivia McDonough’s Trivia Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Bingo


Boomy’s Karaoke Club One Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Wet Willie’s Karaoke


The Jinx DJ Lucky Bastard Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces

Tuesday / 22

Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson Foxy Loxy Cafe Clouds and Satellites Jazz’d Tapas Bar The Rosies The Jinx Hip Hop Night Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub JJ Smith Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar Eric Britt Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Wild Wing Cafe Chuck Courtenay The Wyld Dock Bar Randy Cuba Z2 Live Music

Trivia & Games

Coach’s Corner Trivia CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia Congress St Social Club Trivia Mediterranean Tavern Battle of The Sexes Game Mellow Mushroom Trivia Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Trivia The Wormhole Trivia



Club One Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke The Rail Pub Karaoke Wet Willie’s Karaoke

Bar & Club Events

Chuck’s Bar Comedy Open Mic

Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee Ampersand Blues & Brews

Monday / 21

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mike with Craig Tanner and Mr. Williams Bayou Cafe David Harbuck The Jinx Generation Pill, The Mad Doctors, Trophy Wives Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub JJ Smith Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Randy Cuba Wild Wing Cafe Eric Britt

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Hang Fire Vinyl DJ Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok


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A closer look at this autumn’s visual arts exhibits By Lauren Flotte

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IN SAVANNAH the onset of fall may not be heralded by copper hued trees as it is up North, but a growing calendar of must-see art exhibitions is a clear indicator the dog days of summer have passed. With the arrival of Impressionist masters, art workshops and stunning new works by local favorites, this fall is poised to be one of Savannah’s best. Perhaps the most intriguing fall show, “Rocks’ Trains” is currently up at Indigo Sky Gallery until October 4. Richard (Rock) Nitsche, born with PPD on the autism spectrum, channels his intense focus into trains, resulting in highly organized, detailed drawings of long trains— lines of locomotives pulling cars spanning rows and rows on the page. Two September highlights invite all ages to discover new artistic techniques and concepts by offering special workshops related to the exhibitions. At the Cultural Arts Gallery through September 25, “Savannah Clay: 2015” showcases the imaginative work of 8 local ceramicists. Diverse functional and aesthetic ideas are explored in the collection, which includes teapots, figurative sculptures and installation pieces. Accompanying the exhibition are gallery talks by John Jensen on September 17 and Jessica Broad on September 19, plus a workshop “Parent & Child: Beasts and Creatures in Fables, Oh My!” on Saturday, September 19, 10am-12pm, with Broad and Mitzi Davis. At Sulfur Studios from September 30-October 4, “Double Vision” displays collaborative work by Becca Cook and Woody Cornwell and will open minds to the world of abstract Surrealism. The duo embraces concepts like free association and improvisation to co-create drawings, designs and fashion. In workshops on September 30 and October 1 participants will experience an 28 Exquisite Corpse game—a collaborative

Left: Paintings by Daniel E. Smith, seen above, and wood sculptures by Edward Richard Jones will be exhibited at the Hospice Savannah Gallery beginning on October 22. Right: Avariety of ceramic works, including this piece by Mitzi Davis, are on display at the Cultural Arts Gallery through September 25.

drawing exercise played by Surrealist and Dada artists. These absurdist creations will be displayed at Sulfur on October 4. Further into October, Savannah will see continued exultations of the influence and techniques of artistic masters. Telfair Museums will bring the iconic works of French Impressionist Claude Monet to Savannah for the first time as part of the exhibition “Monet and American Impressionism” from October 16, 2015-January 24, 2016 at the Jepson Center. Four of Monet’s paintings will hang beside over 50 works by leading American Impressionists influenced by his revolutionary approaches. In celebration of Monet’s arrival, Telfair will host a three-part lectures series for the exhibition and the Monet Soirée, an opening reception on October 15. Art Rise Savannah will pay homage to pop-art sensation Andy Warhol for their annual fundraiser. At Non Fiction Gallery on October 16 is a free “Make your own Warhol” demonstration led by former Warhol master printer, Michael Enns. Then that evening, step back in time to 1970’s New York City at Art Rise Savannah’s Warhol Factory Party fundraiser, featuring the House of Gunt and the Twisty Cats as the Velvet Underground. October 5-11 visit Kobo Gallery for “The Industry: Curating Art for Public and Private Spaces.” This exhibition will feature large-scale works by Kobo’s members. The monumental works are geared towards collectors and designers, although the pieces will impress all. On October 22 the Hospice Savannah Gallery will present wood sculptures by

Galerie 124 will present “Morse Code” featuring photographs by Josh Jalbert on December 4.

Edward Richard Jones and paintings by Daniel E. Smith. In contrast to Kobo, Daniel—who normally works large—will unveil smaller oil paintings created for this exhibition, making his dreamy marsh scenes more accessible. Daniel and Jones work in different mediums, but both craft thoughtful meditations on nature. Another complimentary duo is Sally Clark and Marilyn Smith at the Jewish Educational Alliance November 1-30. “Brush and Needle” pairs Clark’s multimedia acrylic collages with Marilyn’s contemporary quilt designs. Clark’s paintings are a patchwork of color, texture and line, mirroring the traditional quilting techniques influencing Marilyn’s cloth compositions.

In November at Gallery Espresso, explore the culture of Cuba through C.J. Mellor’s photographic journal of the island. Mellor’s images capture Cuban scenes yet un-tampered by the newly open borders and lament the country’s impending loss of its distinctness. Later that month, Non Fiction Gallery will present “Between Movement and Stillness” photographs by Sara Fields on November 20. Fields soft, gentle style captures life’s nuances and subtleties in alluring images. Similarly ethereal are Josh Jalbert’s photographs to be displayed at Galerie 124. Opening December 4, “Morse Code” uses multiple methods to trace the movement of light, exposing the photographic recording process. Closing out the season are annual popup shops, small work, and trunk shows in time for the gift-giving season. Sulfur Studios’ “Shop Local Saturday Holiday Bazaar” on November 28 showcases local makers’ handmade goods. On December 3 catch Roots Up Gallery and Meryl Truett and Friend’s “Holiday Open House” for unique gift selections and the Cultural Arts Gallery’s “3rd Annual Student, Instructor and Staff Exhibit and Art Sale.” Then, December 4 the annual Non Fiction “Holiday Pop Up Shop” will open and the Grand Bohemian Gallery will host the “European Jewelry by Coeur de Lion Trunk Show.” While fall in Savannah may not include nature’s symphony of colors, the art scene provides a true feast of visual delights. Toss on a sweater and dig into the cultural offerings this season. cs

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Woody Cornwell of Silver Ceiling Productions present this collaborative work of



Double Vision — Becca Cook and

ing the therapeutic power of art for more than two decades, Telfair’s annual I Have Marks to Make exhibition features work by individuals of all ages with disabilities and work by others making art in rehabilitation from injury or illness. Dec. 7-Jan. 3. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.



intimate celebration of art at 700 Drayton Restaurant. Thu., Nov. 12. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St.

I Have Marks to Make — Celebrat-



Dining with Jean Claude Roy — An

Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence” explores three major themes of Lawrence’s larger oeuvre and specifically focuses on his graphic work. Oct. 14-Jan. 25. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.






presents beautiful cuckoo clocks created by kids of all ages. Free Nov. 1-29. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence — “History, Labor,



Cuckoo Clocks — Scribble Art Studio

O’Hara presents her MFA thesis exhibition that includes video projections and stills. Oct. 9-12. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St.

are Grace Rohland, who creates one of a kind mixed media paintings and collages, and Randee Powell, a nature inspired macrame hand woven jewelry artist. Nov. 1-30. Gallery 209, 209 E River St.

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Gestures of Persistence — Maggie

Grace Rohland and Randee Powell — The featured artists for November


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The Craftsman — Rebecca Zerby and Levi Gordy collaborate for this show of fibers, furniture and graphic design. Oct. 23-26. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St.

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different in Cuba. Call it the world’s last great mistake,” says photographer C.J. Mellor, who shows a photographic journal of Cuba. Nov. 2-Dec. 2. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.



CJ Mellor — “Soon everything will be



show paintings with a fun, whimsical Southern Gothic theme. Oct. 1-Nov. 2. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

3:30-5:30: 2 Free yoga classes in our 2 practice rooms. Yoga 101 for yoga newbies & Dynamic Flow Yoga for experienced yogis.


Biscuits, Beehives and the Boogie Man — Lisa Ocampo and Tiffany O’Brien

2:30-3:30: Hang out, laugh, have fun making new like minded friends.


Telfair Museums as European Jewelry they throw back to the by Coeur de Lion 1990s and transform Trunk Show — Dec. the Jepson Center 4-Jan. 3. The Grand into a “coffeehouse” Bohemian Gallery, 700 in celebration of the Drayton St. national exhibition Come As You Are: Art Ex Voto Vintage of the 1990s. Guests are Jewelry Trunk invited to sit back and listen as Coy Campbell Lisa Ocampo @Gallery Espresso in Nov. Show — Oct. 16-Nov. 20. The Grand Bohemiof Nightingale News an Gallery, 700 Drayton performs acoustic St. versions of classic 90s songs from favorite bands like Nirvana and the Pixies. $12 Exquisite Corpse Project Workmembers, $15 non-members Fri., Sep. 18, shop — Exquisite Corpse is a collabora8-10 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 tive drawing game with several people, West York St. where each participant draws an image on a sheet of paper, folds the paper to conceal Between Movement and Stillness their contribution, and then passes it on to — Sara Fields presents her photographic installations. Nov. 20-23. Non-Fiction Gal- the next player for their contribution. Sep. 30-Oct. 1. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. lery, 1522 Bull St.



Jones displays his sculpture and Daniel Smith shows his paintings. Opening reception October 22, 5:307:30pm. Oct. 1-Dec. 31. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive.


Art on Tap: Jepson Unplugged — Join

Ed Jones and Daniel Smith — Ed


show to benefit the special children of Pegasus Riding Academy. The show features the paintings of Olissia Maxime, Cameron Knight Watson, and Erica Viet. Thu., Sep. 17, 6-9 p.m. coffee deli, 4517 Habersham St.


Art & Horses, Lifting Lives — Art



Openings & Receptions

drawing, fashion and design. Opening reception Oct. 2, 6-9pm. Sep. 30-Oct. 3. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street.


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The Industry: Curating Art for Public and Private Spaces — Cu-

rated by Deb Oden & Christina Edwards, Kobo’s two and three-dimensional artists will be exhibiting large-scale works created specifically for the show. Oct. 5-11. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street Jonathan Gregory Keller — His

artwork was first displayed in an art gallery in Savannah’s City Market. Since then Jonathan has climbed the Savannah art ladder and now owns his own art gallery in City Market. Reception Dec. 3. Dec. 1-31. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Kathleen Thomas Photography — This is a documentary collection of

images of an old school building in Bulloch county that until recently had been left abandoned for many years. Nov. 14-30. Southern Pine Co., 616 E. 35th St.

Lecture: Modern Light, Monet, and the Americans — Dr. Nancy Mowll

Mathews will explore what was new scientifically and culturally about light in the nineteenth century, and how Monet and his American colleagues saw these studies, and impressionism. Free for Telfair members, $12 for non-members Thu., Oct. 29, 6 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Gardens as well as the Museum on a moonlit night while enjoying refreshments under the pavillion and live music in the Museum. Selections from Italian operas will be performed by vocalists from Savannah Voice Festival in recognition of the Sicilian heritage of Ships of the Sea’s first ship model builder, Joseph Gallettini. Also on display will be the exhibit, “From Bankers to Presidents, the Works of Joseph Gallettini.” Free Fri., Nov. 20, 7-9 p.m. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. New Oil Paintings by Jean Claude Roy — Wed., Nov. 11. The Grand Bohemian

Gallery, 700 Drayton St.

Opening Show — Artists included in the

show are Gwen O’Neil, Lee O’Neil, Traeger di Pietro, Terry Crimmen, and Dan VanLandingham. Fri., Sep. 25, 5-7 p.m. The Lee O’Neil Gallery, 2217 Bull Street.

The Optical Coloration of Solinglass — Sep. 18-Oct. 16. The Grand

Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St.

Other Voices, Other Cities — An

ongoing series by artist Sue Williamson that explores the definition of place to cities and citizens. Oct. 8-Jan. 24. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Paint Out Savannah — Paint Out

Savannah is a friendly competition that Luba Lowry and Marlene Nawallows artists to produce their best work in rocki — The featured artists for October a 3-hour period. Proceeds from the event are Luba Lowry, a talented Savannah will benefit the event sponsor, the Savanscene and portrait oil painter, and Marlene nah Art Association (SAA). Sat., Oct. 17. Nawrocki, a gold and silver contemporary Johnson Square, Bull & St. Julian Sts. jewelry artist. Oct. 1-31. Gallery 209, 209 E River St. Photography by Kristen McNevins — Kristen McNevins presents her Make Your Own Warhol — Art Rise MFA thesis exhibition on photography. Savannah is thrilled to bring former masNov. 6-9. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull ter printer of pop artist icon Andy Warhol, St. Michael Enns, to Savannah for a free Powerful Expressions: Paintings “Make your own Warhol” demonstration. Fri., Oct. 16, 2-4 p.m. Non-Fiction Gallery, by Hessam Abrishami — Oct. 2-Nov. 6. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 1522 Bull St. Drayton St. The Making of Dakota Jackson — First major museum exhibition of Jack-

son’s work and retrospective of the visionary furniture designer’s life. Sep. 25-Jan. 18. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

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Monet and American Impressionism — The Jepson brings four paintings of


French master Claude Monet to Savannah for the first time in the city’s history. Monet galvanized the work of countless artists as a founder of the French art movement Impressionism. Oct. 16-Jan. 24. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Museum in the Moonlight — Wander the illuminated Scarbrough and North

Ray Williams — Ray Williams is origi-

nally from Long Island, New York, and relocated to Savannah in 2007. He has done extensive work in wood carving, pen and ink, and bronze. Oct. 1-31. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Rooms With A View: Holiday Impressions — Two-week-long show

features local interior designers along with the internationally acclaimed designer Mary McDonald. “Rooms” will be constructed in the Jepson Center atrium, transforming it into a dazzling showhouse. Tickets to related events will be available

October 1. Dec. 3-18. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Sally Clark and Marilyn Smith — Moving from realism to abstraction,

Sally Clark also moved from transparent watercolor to acrylic and collage. Marilyn Smith’s quilts are all made of fabrics and use traditional quilt-making techniques to achieve more contemporary designs intended as wall hangings. Nov. 1-30. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

Sam Bryer — Opening reception Sep. 25,

6-9pm. Sep. 25-28. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St.

Sharon Saseen and Marisa Alvarez — December featured artists are

Sharon Saseen whose Savannah scene paintings are described as delicate and whimsical and Marisa Alvarez who creates one of a kind jewelry pieces many from reclaimed items and stones. Dec. 1-31. Gallery 209, 209 E River St. Son of Headcases — “Son of Headcas-

es” features new work by Peter E. Roberts including the premiers of the Savh-Icon series, Food & Drink series and Eponymous series. Oct. 2-10. Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave.

The Storyteller — Exercise your cre-

ativity with a collection of narrative works by Elmer Ramos. These Monotypes and Serigraphs invite the viewer to experience their own version of the story. Nov. 29-Jan. 31. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

Telfair Art Fair — This popular Southern open air art fair attracts thousands of high-end art collectors, tourists, area residents and families and features 85 artists displaying and selling works in various artistic disciplines. In addition to great art, Telfair Square will be filled with live music, vendors and activities for kids. Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 15, 12-4 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Thesis Exhibition — Thalia Scagliola’s

thesis exhibition includes video, largescale and small-scale screen prints. Nov. 13-16. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St.

Too Bee or To Bee — Silver Ceiling presents “Too Bee or To Bee,” a fashion show at Sulfur Studios featuring original designs by Sammi Salas. Designs by up and coming fashion designer Sammi Salas, winner of Savannah Arts Academy’s “Junk to Funk” Fashion Show, in her first gallery exhibition. Sat., Oct. 3, 7-10 p.m. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. Warhol Factory Party — Don’t miss

this wacky-crazy-nutzo fall gala complete

with music, dancing, the House of Gunt, and a silent auction to have your likeness screen printed in the original Warhol style by one of the original Master Printers who worked with him at the Factory. $47.99 Fri., Oct. 16. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St.

Continuing Exhibits Architectural Decay and the Painted Surface — Christopher

D’Antonio presents his mixed media work on wood. Through Oct. 1. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. The ART: of Cal Wood — A collection of abstract paintings at Zunzi’s 2 on view until the end of October. $1000 for 30” x 40” & 40” x 40 size paintings. Through Oct. 31, Z2, 9 Drayton Street. Autumnal Visions: Oil Paintings by Sheila Wood Hancock — An

impressionist artist, Sheila’s landscapes and still lifes offer evocative lighting and reflections of the Southeast’s Low & High Countries. Through Oct. 1. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St.

Bloom — Bloom is a solo exhibition by

Natasha Bowdoin featuring a site-specific sculptural installation along with recent two-dimensional works. Through Sep. 25. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Body and Mind — Juried group exhibi-

tion exploring the intersection of physical and mental experiences. Artists were encouraged to submit work that deals with the human form in a metaphorical manner. Through Sep. 26. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. The Book of Demons and Angels —

Drawings by Rob Hessler that depict the creatures of an imagined post-apocalyptic world where our darkest faults and our purest virtues have taken physical form and are battling for control of the planet. Through Nov. 15. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St. Carrie Kellogg and Carrol Kay —

Carrie Kellogg is a fine art landscape photographer. Carrol Kay is an accomplished weaver and bead artist. Through Sep. 30. Gallery 209, 209 E River St. City Transversed — Lisa D. Watson’s

wall pieces are made with 90% reclaimed materials. On display will be the I-95 Savannah River Bridge, CSX - Savannah River Bridge, the Houlihan Bridge, the Talmadge Memorial Bridge, Factors Walk, RRX - Henry Street and Islands Expressway Bascule Bridge. Through Dec. 31. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street.

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Jepson Unplugged Friday, September 18,

8–10 pm / Jepson Center Members $12, non-members $15

Work by Sally Clark is at the JEA Gallery during November

1992 Nirvana song, showcases 65 works from paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations to photographs, prints, videos, and digital art. Through Sep. 20. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Eclectic Encounters — Telfair

Museums houses more than 6,500 objects in its permanent collection. The exhibit features pieces that cross time periods and art movements to reveal the wide range of the museum’s holdings. Through Feb. 18, 2016. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Faculty Art Exhibition — Visit the

AMT gallery to see magnificent facultycreated originals. Through Oct. 10. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Floresco — Solo exhibition of work by

sculptor John Bisbee. Through Jan. 3, 2016. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Imprint — Exhibition by artist and SCAD alumna Naimar Ramírez that brings together existing and newly created works. Through Nov. 8. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. In Passing: American Landscape Photography — Group exhibition

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profiling historic and contemporary photographs of the American landscape. With images dating from 1938 to the present, the exhibition includes significant works by Ansel Adams, Aaron Brumbelow, Tom Fischer, Jeff Rich, Victoria Sambunaris and Rebecca Norris Webb. Through Sep. 27. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day — Large-scale installation by

Beijing-based sculptor Li Hongbo, who primarily uses handmade paper to create visually compelling and malleable sculptures that challenge the viewer’s perceptions of metamorphosis in sculpture. Through Jan. 24, 2016. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

is folk art? Exaggeration and simplicity converge to describe the folk artist as he deals with family, God and the human condition. Through Oct. 15. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St.

James Brooks — James Brooks (1906–1992), formally considered an Abstract Expressionist, produced bright works marked by their vibrating tension between spontaneous form and controlled gesture. Through Nov. 1. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

The Highwaymen — The exhibit

Joe Ebberwein — Joe Ebberwein

Folk Art: Simply Profound — What

features several well known black artists known as The Highwaymen. A total of 26 artists, one woman and twenty-five men, traveled the highways of Florida from the early 1960s to the early 1990s selling oil paintings from the trunks of cars. Through Dec. 31. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St.

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Karen Macek and Heather MacRae Trulson — Karen Macek is an artist and

designer working in oil, acrylic and computer graphics. Heather MacRae Trulson works in acrylic, ink and watercolor. A portion of sales will benefit the Daily Impact Fund, providing extra patient services not covered by Medicare or insurances. Through Sep. 30. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive.

Laura Berger — Laura’s work focuses

on exploring our connections to ourselves and each other and the idea of finding novelty and adventure in everyday life. Through Nov. 1.Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

Llano — Llano is a video installation

about a failed utopia with sound by celebrated Danish artist Jesper Just. Through Oct. 5. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Mickalene Thomas at Giverny —

The dazzling mixed-media works of Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971) combine rhinestones with acrylic and oil paints to create compositions that often reference iconic works of art from nineteenth-century Europe. In her reimagined renderings, the artist replaces the European subjects of these images with powerful and glamorous African American women, inviting questions about conventional beauty, racial identity, and the traditional art historical narrative. Through Jan. 3, 2016. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Mortality and Mourning in Regency Savannah — Life was precari-

ous in Savannah at the beginning of the 19th century. Yellow fever was a constant threat and infant mortality was high. How did early Savannahians deal with the ever present specter of their own demise? Through Nov. 1. Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St. Orders of Chivalry — “Orders of Chivalry” showcases Rashaad Newsome’s contemporary take on historic imagery. Through Oct. 4. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Prints from the Collection —

Carefully stored away and sheltered from damaging light, Telfair Museums holds a treasure trove of fine prints by some of the most widely known artists in all of Western art history. This exhibit features approximately 40 European and American works dating from the 16th century through 1945 and includes works by Rembrandt, Cezanne, Degas, Renoir, Goya, and others. Through July 17, 2016. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St.

‘Flow’ by Laura Berger, at Foxy Loxy Cafe in October

Ray Ellis’ Drawings of Georgia and South Carolina — Ray Ellis

is well known for his loose, evocative watercolors and impressionistic oils. In this show, a group of drawings of the Georgia/South Carolina coast, Savannah scenes and a couple of images of Augusta National, Master’s Tournament. Each is framed in an archival mat with UV glass. Through Nov. 7 Ray Ellis Gallery, 205 W. Congress St. Richard Law — Richard Law’s work reflects the experiences of his life. Through Dec. 31. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Richard “Rock” Nitsche — Rock, born

with PPD on the autism spectrum, manifests a strong preoccupation and intense focus in very specific areas, in his case it is trains. Through Oct. 4. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

Savannah Clay — Works by eight local ceramics artists will be showcased in Savannah Clay: 2015, an exhibition that features sculptural, functional, and installation works. In conjunction there will be three gallery talks focusing on the artists’ specialties, as well as a parent and child ceramics workshop. The exhibition will include works by Lisa Bradley, Jessica Broad, Mitzi Davis, John Jensen, Mac McCusker, Judy Mooney, Yves Paquette and Rebecca Sipper. Through Sep. 25. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Woman — In this body of work, artist Emily Kell celebrates the divine feminine. This series explores the multifaceted beauty, power, and mystery of nature, and, in particular, it explores these aspects of womankind. Through Sep. 30. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

Fall arts preview performing arts

5ive questions:

The 24 Hour Play Festival

A talk with Gabe Reynolds about all the ‘seat-ofthe-pants’ fun

3. How are the plays cast? Gabe Reynolds: Casting the plays is basically part of the same process. There’s a meet-and-greet time for the directors to talk to the actors.

4. Do the actors really have enough time to memorize lines?

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Gabe Reynolds: There are shows where we’ll probably wing it a little bit. The writers are given some guidelines. For example, monologues are usually a no-no. We do want to keep it simple. Nine times out of ten everybody’s got their lines figured out. Then from 8 in morning until 7 at night there’s constant practice.

1. So give us the quick elevator pitch:


Safe to say these are mostly comedies?

Above, a cast from a previous edition of the 24 Hour Play Festival.

Gabe Reynolds: It’s about 50/50 actually. We’ve had some really funny comedies and also had some deeper subjects. cs

written, or even never acted before. It’s really neat watching the whole experience of people who have never done these things before really throwing themselves into it.

What is the 24-Hour Play Festival?

2. Is all this as stressful as it sounds?

Gabe Reynolds: This is an event where creative people come together and put on six seat-of-their-pants shows. The writers are given a topic and they have until 6 am to write the piece. Then the directors come in and figure out which play they want to do. It’s especially a great opportunity for people who’ve never directed, never

Gabe Reynolds: It’s more stressful leading up to the event, honestly. Making sure everybody’s in place. The day of the event it’s not that bad— it’s more exciting than stressful. I like it because there are so many creative people in Savannah and this is a great chance for so many different people to come together and do something a little bit

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24-Hour Play Festival

different. Step out of their comfort zone. Like most things in the theatre world, it never looks like it’s going to come together in time, but everyone always finds a way to make it happen. It’s the most exciting thing I’ve ever done in theatre.

When: Plays are performed Saturday Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Tix: $10


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ONE OF Savannah’s most unique performing arts events, the 24 Hour Play Festival, happens this weekend. No, the plays aren’t a day long. The 24 hours is the amount of time each team of writers, directors, and actors have to put together from start to finish a ten-minute piece for your pleasure. This is the fourth such event produced by Gabe Reynolds, known to local rock ‘n’ roll fans as “Kotter” on Rock 106.1 FM radio. We had a chat with Gabe, who is busy getting everything together for another epic edition.


fall arts preview theatre, comedy & dance Chinese Culture and Art Tour —

Jiangsu Normal University will perform a special program at Armstrong featuring Chinese dance, music and acrobatics. This event is sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Savannah State University, in partnership with Armstrong. Thu., Sep. 17. Free and open to the public 7:30 p.m. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

Dance: Gretchen Greene Company Showcase — Delight in an evening of

movement and music as the Gretchen Greene Company Dancers present their Company Showcase. Tickets are $14 gen-

Dance: Dracula Ballet With A Bite — Based on the novel by Bram Stoker, we

see Count Dracula continue his seductive reign of terror with his Brides of Darkness in Transylvania. Featuring all new lighting

Comedy Tour” comedian performs his set. Nov. 7. 7:30 p.m. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

string Theatre Company presents Hazard Point, a madcap comedy/mystery, by Savannah playwright B.B. Capryllian and directed by Terri Hsu. Secrets are spilled when the scotch gets flowing at this southern bed and breakfast. Sep. 18-19. $15 8 p.m. 912-495-5958. shoestringcompany@ Forsyth Park House, 703 Whitaker Street.

Theatre: Dramarama — The Arm-

strong Masquers troupe presents ”Dramarama,” an entertaining evening of comic and dramatic songs, scenes, and one-act plays produced by the fall semester directing class. Masquers perform three distinct productions in repertory. Call for exact schedule of performances. Audience discretion is advised. Not recommended for children. Nov. 18-20. Free . Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

24 Hour Plays —Six plays are produced

Auditions! Dracula: Ballet With A Bite — Seeking local talent! Perfor-

mance will be held at the Savannah Civic Center on Friday, October 16th at 7:30pm. Sat., Sep. 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 803-799-7605. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Theatre: Creation of the World and Other Business — Armstrong’s

Masquers theatre troupe opens its fall season with this play by Arthur Miller. Sep. 23-26. $12 -26, 7:30 p.m. about.armstrong. edu. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

Haiqiong Deng — The Confucius Institute will present a concert and puppetry performance by Haiqiong Deng, an international zheng soloist and chamber musician who has performed throughout China, Canada, Japan, Singapore and North America. Fri., Sep. 25. 6:30 p.m. Savannah State University, 3219 College St.

SEPT 16-SEPT 22, 2015

theatre: elephant and piggy’s “we are in a play!” — Gerald and Piggie


sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense in a rollicking adventure perfect for young audiences. Fri.-Sun., Sep. 25-Oct 4.7-9pm. 912-238-9015. Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr.

strong’s Masquers theatre troupe presents Shakespeare’s classic play. Audience discretion is advised for language and content. Nov. 5-8. $12 7:30 p.m. about.armstrong. edu. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. comedy: ron white — “Blue Collar

Theatre: Hazard Point — The Shoe-

in a 24-hour time period and feature local writers, directors and actors. Sat., Sep. 19. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd.

Theatre: Julius Caesar — Arm-

A shot from this summer’s contemporized version of Taming of the Shrew by Savannah Shakes; the group performs a modern Hamlet in December at Muse. Photo by megan jones

Theatre: Cirque Dreams Holidaze

eral admission. Sat., Sep. 26, 6-8 p.m. 912525-5050. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Dance: Nutcracker — Columbia City Ballet performs the beloved Christmas ballet. Sat., Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m. lucastheatre. com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Theatre: Kiss of the Spider Woman — Presented by Collective Face

Ensemble, Kiss of the Spider Woman revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 2-18. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd.

Theatre: The Last Laugh Improv Show — The Armstrong Masquers pres-

ents The Last Laugh Improv Show. Fri., Oct. 9. and Sat., Oct. 10. 7:30 p.m. about. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

and blood curdling special effects. $27-$47 Special: $10 Student Tickets with I.D. Fri., Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. 912-651-6556. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Back To The 80’s...Totally Awesome! Dance Show — Our showcase,

Back To The 80’s...Totally Awesome!, is dedicated to the most totally awesome decade to exist. Get ready to see big hair, leg warmers, and stone-washed jeans. 25$ Sat., Oct. 17, 2-3:30 p.m. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St.

comedy: john cleese and eric idle — The Monty Python greats perform their

30 artists, 300 costumes, 20 acts. Nov. 19-30. 7:30 p.m. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Theatre: The Underpants — Presented by Collective Face Ensemble, the play opens with a scandal: puritanical bureaucrat Theo Maske is outraged at his wife, Louise, for allowing her underpants to fall to the ground at a parade for the king. Fri.-Sun., Dec. 4-20.musesavannah. org/. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd.

routine. Oct. 20. 7:30 p.m. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

theatre: hamlet — Savannah Shakes

Theatre: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow — Savannah Stage Company

presents this classic legend of the Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 9-24. 8 p.m. Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd.

will transport the tale of the moody prince of Denmark to the 1950’s during the birth Theatre: Down the Road — Armof the Beat generation. Our hero Hamlet is strong’s Masquers theatre troupe performs likened to Jack Kerouac, a brooding poet this play by Lee Blessing. Audience discre- soul in a tumultuous time. One night only tion is advised for language and content. in December; date TBA. musesavannah. Oct. 21-23. $12 -23, 7:30 p.m. Armstrong org/.Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Rd.

Theatre: The Servant of Two Masters — Savannah Children’s Theatre

comedy: cedric the entertainer — Comedian Cedric the Entertainer per-

Dance: The Nutcracker in Savannah — Savannah Ballet Theatre presents

Junior Company performs this play. Mayhem erupts when the wily—and chronically hungry—servant Truffaldino hatches a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once. Oct. 16-18. $10-15. 7-9 p.m. 912-238-9015.. Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Dr.

forms. Oct. 22. 8 p.m. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Theatre: Rocky Horror Picture Show — Come up to the lab and see what’s

on the slab! Fri.-Sat., Oct. Bay Street Theatre, 1 Jefferson St.

hows at 2 pm and 5 pm. Presented by the Georgia Council for the Arts, The City of Savannah Cultural Affairs Weave-aDream, Savannah Magazine, United Community Bank, Colonial Oil, and Braddy Electric. Dec. 5. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.





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Fall Arts Preview nerd alert!

The World of Nerdcraft

The force is wide awake at Guild Con

By Jessica Leigh Lebos

SEPT 16-SEPT 22, 2015

When you’re waiting on the release of a long-anticipated prequel, it’s always best to have company. Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn’t drop until mid-December, but sci-fi sycophants are already hunkering down together to lambast the spoilers on 4Chan and parse the rise of Han Solo. And not just in the thousands virtual chat rooms or on Reddit threads, either: Across the country, a new local meet-up or conference crops up every week, allowing fans to continue the conversation live and in person. Those who once dwelled on the fringe now inhabit the palace, and there are more chances that ever to explore the theory that Bobo Fett killed Luke Skywalker’s aunt and uncle. This weekend, the Jedi army joins squads of gamers and legions of dungeon masters at Guild Con, converging on the Guild Hall compound Sept. 18-20. The second annual “celebration of all things nerdy and geeky” was conceived last year to coincide with the launch of the Guild Hall, the nexus of nerdery on Montgomery that offers everything from swordforging classes to Magic: the Gathering tournaments. While the first Guild Con was only meant to be a gambol on the century’s proliferation of “cons” (see Dragon Con, Comic Con and Savannah’s own Gnome Con), the event—like some rogue avatar— took on a life of its own. “It was supposed to be a cheeky way of saying ‘grand opening,’” explains cofounder Clegg Ivey. “We were shocked at how many people showed up and came to play.” With the paint on the walls barely dry, over 600 eager dweebers rolled through the grounds for 72 straight hours of roleplaying gamery, videoscreen domination and good old-fashioned communion. “We didn’t lock the doors for three days,” says general manager Adam Parker. “It was pretty epic.” The weekend fomented the Guild Hall’s member base and established a local community that crosses the lines between squirtles and wizards and unifies stormtroopers with settlers of Catan—an intersectionality of nerdcraft, if you will. The benevolent leaders promise to reprise the comradery at Guild Con II, with a verrrrry serious Mario Kart 8 tournament, a cosplay costume contest and 36 drinking games at the Guild Hall’s sister

Gamers and geeks of all stripes come together at Guild Con to show their allegiance to the Force, roll the dice and learn from masters like Dungeons & Dragons designer Robert J. Schwalb (bottom left). Photos courtesy of the guild Hall

eating establishment, The Chromatic Dragon. Death metal video game cover band Artificial Fear returns, and sexy beast Mary Contrary performs her signature bawdy burlesque. But Guild Con is far more than couchbound amusement or an excuse to wear the Wookiee suit out of the house. While the Arena’s gaming consoles will surely be filled, idle hands can find occupation with the saws and hammers of the Forge, the Guild Hall’s formidable makerspace, or at the new Miskatronic Labs (formerly the Atrium), where a green screen, sound booth, 3-D printer and laser cutter are waiting for imaginations gone wild. “We’ve separated out the wood shop from the digital design elements,” says Ivey of the morphing spaces. “We want everyone to be able to access the resources.”

Guild Con attendees can up their skills with intro to coding and film classes or pimp their toys with NERF gun modification and light saber workshops. The biggest draw for fantasy fans and RPG aficionados is a game design study hall with Robert J. Schwalb, one of the lead designers on the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons and overall gaming rock star. Fresh off his D&D triumphs and the success of A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying, Schwalb launched a Kickstarter in 2014 to fund his own independent venture. Schwalb Entertainment’s dystopian tabletop epic The Shadow of the Demon Lord releases this fall. Preview reports indicate that it’s character-driven and utilizes 20-sided and 6-sided dice. “We have a lot of players who are into game design as well,” says Ivey.

“I think a legend like Robert is going to have a lot of wisdom to impart.” Ivey emphasizes the incubatory atmosphere of the Guild Hall, where members often share hobbies and collaborate on projects in addition to discussing the possible implications of C-3PO’s red arm. “It’s like a con every day around here,” laughs the former Silicon Valley tech lawyer-turned-benevolent dictator. While Guild Con offers all manner of nerdy togetherness, Ivey assures that the weekend’s gaming is paramount. “Oh, we’re gonna play. It’s on.” cs

Guild Con 2015

When: Fri-Sun, Sept. 18-20 Where: The Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Tickets: $20/day; $40 three-day pass Info:

Fall Arts Preview literary & lectures LEcture: constitution day —

As part of the federal observance of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, Armstrong will present a talk about the importance of the Constitution in today’s society by Edward Tarver, U.S. Assistant Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Wed., Sep. 16, 12:30 p.m. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Lecture: Revolutionary Perspectives — This lecture, part of a

series by the Coastal Heritage Society, looks at a biographical sketch of the patriot James Jackson. Tue., Sep. 22, 6:30 p.m. The Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Lecture: DACA: A Dream Deferred Lecture and Exhibit — Jerry Gonzalez from the Georgia

Alexandra Messervy Reception and signing to follow. $20 Tue., Oct. 27. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Lecture: Revolutionary Diversions — Part of a series

by the Coastal Heritage Society on the American Revolution, a civilian perspective on the war by looking at painting, music and pastimes of the era. Tue., Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m. The Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Seersucker SHOTS —Georgia Poetry Circuit, Jeff Mock, Margot Schlipp, Nov. 6, 7 p.m. The Book Lady savannah Children’s Book

SEPT 16-SEPT 22, 2015

Festival — Award-winning Association of Latino Elected Officials children’s book authors and illus(GALEO) speaks on the legalities and trators from around the country. importance of Deferred Action for Authors this year include Kate Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Ricardo DiCamillo, Nick Bruel, Rosalind Yair Muñoz joins the presentation to The Peacock Party on Oct. 2 celebrates Flannery O’Connor and raises funds to maintain her childhood home. Bunn and many others. Sat., Nov. discuss his recent visit to his native 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mexico after 14 years and display his Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. photographs. Thu., Sep. 24, 6 p.m. Sassy in Savannah Book Signing the world’s largest corporations: CocaBeach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. — Over 80 authors, including local bestsellLecture: The Art of Drawing as a Cola. Thu., Oct. 8, 1-2 p.m. Armstrong Form of Storytelling — Ray Goto, Lecture: Donald Duck’s Allies ers Nichole Chase and Sunniva Dee, will State University, 11935 Abercorn St. — Disney meets South America in this a SCAD sequential art professor, and attend this book signing. $10 Sat., Oct. 3, Lecture: Latino Civil Rights — In lecture by Dr. Michael Hall, which will Andrea Goto, a SCAD writing professor, 12-4 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn Savannah collaboration with the NAACP, Hermanexamine how the animated film “Saludos will discuss drawing as a form of storytellMidtown, 6711 Abercorn St. dad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. presents a Amigos” helped launch Brazil’s position ing, particularly in relation to Flannery lecture on Latino Civil Rights throughout O’Connor’s talent as a cartoonist. Sun., as a U.S. ally during WWII and will review Lecture: Women’s Empowerment — José Da Cruz presents “Argentina, BraUnited States history. Thu., Oct. 8, 6-8 the positive benefits for both the Allied Nov. 15, 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childzil, and Chile: The Promotion of Women’s p.m. Armstrong State University, 11935 Forces and Brazil in this agreement. Thu., hood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Empowerment at the Ballot Box and Abercorn St. Sep. 24, 6 p.m., American Lecture: Suiting Up the Hero — through Revolution.” Mon., Oct. 5, 12-1 Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Lecture: You Say You Want a RevLecture by Dr. Grant Gearhart will analyze p.m. Armstrong Liberty Center, 740 East olution — This lecture, part of a series Lecture: Monet and American the roles armor played for knights durGeneral Stewart Way #210. Impressionism — Courtney McNeil, by the Coastal Heritage Society about the ing the early Renaissance period and will Cara Nicoletti Meet and Eat — curator of fine arts and exhibitions at TelAmerican Revolution, will examine the discuss the similar, modern purposes of Meet and eat with Cara Nicoletti, author of fair Museums, will give a lecture about Battle of Savannah from an archaeologithe “batsuit” in Christopher Nolan’s Dark “Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Claude Monet and American Imprescal perspective. Tue., Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m. Knight trilogy. Part of Armstrong’s MoveWay Through Great Books.” A Savannah sionism. Sun., Sep. 27, 4 p.m. Flannery The Savannah History able Feast lecture series. Thu., Nov. 19. telO’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charl- Book Festival event. Thu., Oct. 8, 4:30-7 Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. p.m. Smith Brothers Butcher Shop, 535 ton Street. Blvd. Seersucker Live presents The East Liberty Street. Curbside Episode — Three authors Friends of the Library Used Book Seersucker Live at the book lady Sale — All books are $1 at this blowout — Featuring Liza Wieland. Oct. 17, 7 p.m.. Lecture: Deborah Willis — Dr. Debofrom Curbside Splendor Publishing. Hear sale. Wed., Sep. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu., rah Willis’s lecture, “Critical Narratives new fiction from Vanessa Blakeslee, Dave Lecture: Flannery O’Connor’s Oct. 1, 3-7 p.m., Fri., Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., in Visualizing the Black Body in Art and Reidy, and Patrick Wensink. Thu., Nov. 19, Obituary — Nationally renowned poet Sat., Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Oct. History,” will refer to Telfair’s Mickalene 7 p.m. Downtown Savannah. Alexis Orgera will speak about Flannery 4, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Southwest Chatham Thomas at Giverny, and will focus on the Reading of Truman Capote’s “A O’Connor’s legendary obituary, which Library, 14097 Abercorn St. work of Thomas and other contemporary Christmas Memory” — Retired Armwas written by poet Elizabeth Bishop artists restaging art historical scenes. peacock party — This soiree celstrong professor Dr. Robert Strozier will in 1964. Sun., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. Flannery Thu., Oct. 8, 6 p.m. Jepson Center for the ebrates the 26th anniversary of the FlanO’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charl- deliver the 26th annual holiday reading of Arts, 207 West York St. nery O’Connor Home Foundation, Inc. and Capote’s short story, “A Christmas Memton Street. Lecture: From Refugee to the the ongoing effort to preserve the author’s ory.” Come early, as seating is limited. Sun., Corporate World — Alvaro Silva dislecture: England’s First Ladies legacy. Period dress optional. $100 donaDec. 13, 4 p.m. Flannery O’Connor Childof Gardening — Savannah’s Seeds & cusses his refugee journey from his native tion per person requested.Fri., Oct. 2, 5-8 hood Home, 207 E. Charlton Street. Weeds Garden Club hosts a lecture by Colombia, and ultimate personal success p.m. 37 British speakers Heidi Howcroft and in the corporate world working for one of 216 E. Gaston St.

fall arts preview Film

The Carters, The Cashes, & Americana

Muse hosts Southeast premiere of award-winning music documentary by jim morekis

HERE’S HOW influential the Carter family was—and still is—to American music: In Beth Harrington’s The Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes, and the Course of Country Music, in an on-camera interview with the great Johnny Cash, the subtitle under his name simply reads, “Maybelle’s son-in-law.” That amazing interview with Cash, one of the last before his death, is just one part of a fascinating look at one family’s experience at the heart of what we now call country music, but which was then called “old time music.”

The Carter family’s influence is felt to the present day. If you went to his past weekend’s Revival Fest, for example, literally every single band on the bill owes a musical debt to them, and you could hear an echo of the Carter’s work in every song. In the 1920s, A.P. Carter, his wife Sara, and Sara’s cousin Maybelle (future mother to June Carter Cash) set about collecting folk, gospel, and old time songs in the oldtime tradition from all across the South and recording them on what was then state-of-the-art equipment. Their work was broadcast worldwide by so-called “Border Stations”—pirate radio stations over the Mexican border with such high wattage that people could literally pick up the music on their bedsprings.

The Psychotronic Film Society brings the Southeast premiere of this SXSWacclaimed documentary to Muse Arts Warehouse this Sunday in two screenings. We spoke to director/producer Beth Harrington about her film, which in addition to Johnny Cash includes segments with Roseanne Cash, George Jones, John Prine, and Kris Kristofferson. How did you, a non-Southerner, become so captivated with this one Southern family and the roots of country music? Beth Harrington: I didn’t grow up with country music, but I did grow up in a really rich environment for art and music and painting and dance. I grew up in that world

and became a musician myself. I forget which jazz great said it, but he said there’s only two kinds of music: Good music and bad music (laughs.) I grew up with a lot of rock ‘n’ roll—that’s my love. But it all comes from somewhere, and I’m always interested in the antecedents of the music I love so much. I worked on a film called Welcome to the Club: The Women of Rockabilly. It was a look at the roots of rock ‘n’ roll though the eyes of women. A lot of the women I interviewed grew up with the Carter family, and a lot played with Johnny Cash in those package shows that used to go on back then. I was aware of the Carter family and all they did in the 1970s, but I started to realize not a lot of people today understood the connection, about how far back Cash’s interest went, about how connected he was to that foundation family of country music. I thought it would be cool to make a film to connect all those dots. Your remarkably relaxed and entertaining interview with Johnny Cash happened only a few weeks before his death in 2003. Tell us how that came about and what he was like.

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Beth Harrington: Johnny Cash was incredible to meet and interview. He was kind and patient and gracious and funny. We were initially scheduled to interview him on a Wednesday and I flew to Nashville with my crew to do just that. Upon arrival we learned he was in the hospital. Roseanne Cash was there doing a recording session and she was the one who told me. But she said if we could cool our heels for a few days perhaps he would be out before the weekend.  On Friday morning John Carter Cash called and told me his father was out of the hospital and was willing to see us. I was stunned. I thought for sure they’d just tell us to go home.  I believe he granted the interview because he wanted to talk about two women he loved so much—his wife June and her mother Maybelle. And that trumped his not feeling well. 


Why does Johnny Cash have such appeal to the rock and punk world, so much more than other country icons?

A vintage retouched image of the original Carter family: Sara, Maybelle (mother of June Carter Cash), and A.P.

Beth Harrington: Some of it has to do with how he himself moved about in the music world. As much as he came from a certain place, he was cognizant of the roots

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of different things and interested in people pushing parameters in music. His relationships with other musicians always indicated that. He experimented with things, sometimes successfully and sometimes not. He was always trying to find his own voice in what he was doing. So that made him more accessible to people not just rooted in country music. And that’s what the Carters were about: looking for good music. They collected stuff, refashioned it and rearranged it, A.P. in particular. All the best stuff of that era: Tin Pan Alley music, African-American gospel, old folk songs from the hollers. I didn’t realize the Carters were so innovative, that far back. Beth Harrington: In the Carters’ early sessions in Bristol, Va., they used what was then portable equipment, and the first kind of Western Electric microphone that could do what it did. That made picking up all the instrumentation much clearer. But beyond that, the Carters were innovators in what they did together. They weren’t hampered by an attitude that, well this is this kind of song and we can’t do it. They always made it sound like their own thing. That was mostly Maybelle’s contribution. They didn’t have a full band, and she invented the now-famous “Carter scratch,” which was really an effort to play lead and rhythm guitar at the same time. She did it out of necessity to sort of flesh the whole sound out. That came from her banjo playing when younger. You say Maybelle was responsible for making the guitar a premier instrument in country music. Beth Harrington: Yes, up until then the big instruments in old time music were the fiddle and the banjo. People didn’t play guitar as a lead instrument. They played it mostly like a percussion instrument, a rhythmic wash. Maybelle kind of put the guitar in the foreground, because A.P. wasn’t playing a lot and Sarah was playing autoharp. This project took quite awhile to finish! What did you learn along the way? Beth Harrington: The film took forever to make! I began it over a dozen years ago. When I started I sort of had a rule of thumb that still holds true, which is: Distribution drives format. It’s nice to think you can make a three hour film and everyone will love it, but you really have to be conscious of what’s going to happen when it’s done. Filmmaking is commerce-driven, much to my chagrin, but that’s the truth of it.

I assumed at first it would eventually be a public TV show. So when I started working on it, I did certain kinds of interviews that would work in that format. But as I went along I realized nobody was stepping forward from the public TV realm to pay for the film. Other funders were not coming forward. Now I see that time was the beginning of a total paradigm shift in how films are made and how they’re paid for. And fortunately there’s been a big resurgence in art houses, which frankly a few years ago wasn’t the case. They are roaring back. Art houses are showing indie films again. I’m delighted to see what a great response there has been to it. Once I realized I wasn’t beholden to public TV, I took more creative chances with things, like animation in film, and some of the ways we told the story. As a Southern writer, I still see a lot of prejudice against the South and against Southerners. Would you agree with that, based on your experience making this film? Beth Harrington: I sympathize and recognize the truth of that feeling. That’s sort of the last bastion where you can make fun of certain people. There is that stereotype of the backward Southerner. I think it’s tragic we’re still clinging to it. Frankly I did see that attitude come into play as I talked about the film with certain people. They’d go, “Oh really, why would you want to make a movie about someone like that?” But the people in the film are the foundation not just of country music but folk music, any kind of regional roots music, Americana. Whatever you want to call it, the Carters had a huge impact. A lot of people dismiss it as hick music. And it started to piss me off! I can’t imagine if I were from the South how much it would piss me off. I find it really offensive, and I don’t think you’re wrong in perceiving it that way. There’s a piece of me that wanted the film to succeed just to show those people how wrong they are. cs

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The Winding Stream — This featurelength documentary is the epic story of the dynasty at the heart of American roots music—The Carter and Cash families. $10 5 & 8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd.

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Thursday oct. 8

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Documentary — Three decades ago, the disgraced “spiritual mystic” Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh of India and his followers bought a large piece of property in Oregon with the intentions of building a private commune. $7 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

Monty Python’s Life of Brian — Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman) is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. $9 general admission or $6 student/senior/military. 8-10 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Friday sept. 25

Friday oct. 9

The Godfather, Pt. III — 7:30 p.m. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive.




The Second Mother — Val, a hardworking live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo, is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers’ needs. But when Val’s estranged daughter Jessica suddenly shows up the unspoken but intrinsic class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray. $7.50 if you mention CinemaSavannah 7 & 9:30 p.m. Spotlight Theatres Eisenhower Square Cinema 6, 1100 Eisenhower Dr.

Saturday sept. 26

The Breakfast Club — Celebrate this iconic 80s John Hughes movie with SCAD Cinema Circle, featuring a post-show discussion with producer Andy Meyer. 7 p.m. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.


Carlito’s Way — 7:30 p.m. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive.

The Mutations — The PFS salutes the late, great star and character actor Donald Pleasance. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail — A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. $9 general admission or $6 student/senior/military. 8-10 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Saturday oct. 10

Mr. Holland’s Opus — Richard Dreyfuss as Glenn Holland, a musician and composer who takes a teaching job to pay the rent while, in his ‘spare time’, he can strive to achieve his true goal - compose one memorable piece of music. 7 p.m. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

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The Maddening — The PFS salutes the life and career of actress Angie Dickinson. $7 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

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Rosemary’s Baby — A young wife comes to believe that her offspring is not of this world. $9 general admission or $6 student/ senior/military. 8-10 p.m. 912-525-5050. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

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Wednesday oct. 14

Final Score — The PFS salutes the son of famed actor Robert Mitchum, who’s simply not that great of an actor, with this lowbudget action turkey. $7 8 p.m. sentientbean. com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Wednesday oct. 21 Saturday oct. 3 Carrie — Chilling adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel. $9 general admission or $6 student/senior/military. 8-10 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

The Swordsman — This unknown indie flick about a sexy female private eye is a tongue-in-cheek parody of detective films. $7 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

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True Romance — 7:30 p.m. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive.

Bad Taste — The PFS celebrates Peter Jackson’s birthday. $7 8 p.m. sentientbean. com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

The Frozen Dead — The PFS celebrates this hilariously bizarre film’s 49th anniversary. $6 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. World Animation Weekend — The PFS curates three nights of outstanding, recent animated features. $10 -22, 5 & 8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd.

Sunday Nov. 22

Donnie Brasco — 7:30 p.m. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive.

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The Departed — 7:30 p.m. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive

Wednesday Dec. 2

Furious — There is no use describing the plot, so let’s just say it’s about a group of martial arts heroes that battle aliens for control of the universe. $6 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

Wednesday dec. 9

Mystery Redd Foxx Film — Rare viewing of one of his least-known performances. $7 8 p.m. Sentient Bean, 13 E Park Ave.

Friday oct. 30

Bram Stoker’s Dracula — Join Oscar-winning sound designer and SCAD Faculty David Stone as he hosts Francis Ford Coppola’s reinvention of Stoker’s epic horror novel. Part of the Savannah Film Festival’s “After Dark� series. 8 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Sunday Nov. 1

The Shining — 7:30 p.m. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive.

Wednesday Nov. 4

Sunday Nov. 8

Casino — 7:30 p.m. theflorencesavannah. com. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive.

Wednesday Nov. 11

Men in War — The PFS pays tribute to our military with a rare public showing about the ugly reality of trench warfare in the Korean War after a small band of soldiers are isolated in enemy-held territory. $7 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

Friday Nov. 13

The Cabin in the Woods — The PFS salutes the career of Joss Whedon. Proceeds benefit local musician Keith Kozel’s kidney transplant fund. $10 suggested donation 8 p.m. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

Saturday Nov. 14

Serenity — The PFS salutes Joss Whedon’s career in the second night of Joss Whedon Weekend. Proceeds benefit local musician Keith Kozel’s kidney transplant fund. $10 suggested donation Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

Sunday Nov. 15

Heat — 7:30 p.m. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive.

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Salute to Child’s Play Franchise — Most folks do not know that the plot of this film was shamelessly lifted from a lowbudget independent film that never received wide recognition at the time of its release. $7 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.


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ooo It’s 1996 and author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel of How I Met Your Mother fame) is riding high on the release of his well received book, Infinite Jest. As his tour for the book winds down, Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg), an awestruck fan, is sent to interview Wallace. What follows, as Lipsky tags along with Wallace, alternating between observing and interviewing, is a look at a troubled, sensitive and highly perceptive man trying to deal with the unwanted attention that comes from writing a critically acclaimed book. It doesn’t help that Lipsky, a much less famous author, follows Wallace like a angry puppy, jealous of the attention that he longs for. But it does make for a fascinating look at two people who see a kindred spirit in each other, even as they see things they dislike. Lipsky has the lesser talent, but he’s more well adjusted to modern life, a feat that Wallace, despite his vast intellgience, hasn’t managed. It’s no secret that Wallace suffered from depression and eventually took his own life in 2008. You can see signs of that ongoing struggle in Segel’s excellent performance of Wallace. At 6+ feet, Segel is a large man, but the body he projects as Wallace is that of a seemingly smaller man, who constantly wears bandannas almost like a shield against a world he perceives as full of mental and emotional poision. Yet within that, there’s still a towering intelligence that loved people and life, as he struggled with all his mental difficulties.

It’s to Segel’s credit that neatly manages the delicate balance between all of Wallace’s emotional sides. Eisenberg is lesser light, working more in his traditional character mode as an arrogant jerk. But it works here for the character of Lipsky, who actually is a slightly arrogant jerk. James Ponsoldt’s understated direction works wonders, taking the time to focus on the two main characters and their budding, yet fractured, friendship. It’s a difficult, and sometimes tedious, journey but well worth the travel.-Brandon Blatcher


ooo Maybe it’s because of personal experience that I’ve always been a sucker for political thrillers set in foreign lands. During my childhood, my family left Argentina at the start of the so-named “Dirty War” (when the government assassinated thousands of citizens who didn’t share its philosophies) and arrived in Kenya mere days after a failed coup (a mandated early curfew meant evenings were spent watching military vehicles patrol the empty streets from the safety of our hotel room). Even the interim years in Portugal found my father, a Firestone plant manager, held hostage for several days at his place of employment. These memories were brought to the surface during my viewing of No Escape, a harrowing drama set in an unidentified Asian country. Make no mistake: This new film isn’t nearly as complex as its predecessors in this subgenre, superb ‘80s films like The Killing Fields, Under Fire, and Missing.

And with its admittedly paranoid view of living abroad—the takeaway from the film is that Americans should never leave the U.S. but instead be content munching on Big Macs and watching Modern Family—it’s easy to understand why this movie is getting hammered in many quarters as offensive agitprop (a critic at the perennially reactionary Slant website predictably but hilariously opined that “The only way that this film could be any more racist is if the Dwyer family holed up with Lillian Gish and waited for the Klan to save them”). But I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that No Escape works on a gut level—I haven’t seen a more intense motion picture during all of 2015. Owen Wilson delivers a fine performance as Jack Dwyer, who arrives in this anonymous country (filming took place in Thailand) to help improve its waterworks situation. With him are his wife Annie (Lake Bell), who didn’t want to relocate in the first place, and their daughters Lucy (Sterling Jerins) and Beeze (Claire Geare), who don’t care where they are as long as there’s a swimming pool nearby. The Dwyers are barely settled into their hotel when a coup breaks out, with the revolutionaries gleefully slaughtering all opposition. Their greatest hatred, however, is reserved for foreigners—especially Americans—and they descend upon the hotel with the same determination as the Mexican troops attacking the Alamo. The Dwyers spend the remainder of the movie always trying to, as Jack puts it, remain 10 steps ahead of their pursuers. Director John Erick Dowdle, who co-wrote the script with his brother Drew Dowdle,

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films all of their ensuing struggles with brute force, rarely shying away from the violence. Exploitative? Maybe. Effective? Definitely. The Dowdles try to stage this in a realistic fashion, doing their best to perpetually paint Jack as an ordinary guy who’s in over his head but uses it to get out of difficult situations—it’s a welcome change from the norm, which finds an Everyman suddenly turning into Superman at the drop of a hat. The sibling filmmakers do offer a concession to the established template through the character of Hammond (an effective Pierce Brosnan), a British ex-pat who turns out to be much more than just a boozy womanizer. Hammond demonstrates his actionhero chops at an early point, and we mark time until he returns in deus ex machina fashion at the critical moment when he’s most needed. No Escape suffers from the usual decree that the problems of a few little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world—unless, of course, the little people are white and the crazy world is comprised of darker skinned individuals. Indeed, the vast majority of the Asians are depicted as either soulless killers or

complacent citizens, with not much in between (the major exception is Hammond’s best friend, winningly played by Sahajak Boonthanakit). But at least the Dowdles acknowledge the reason for the discontent: As Hammond points out, the locals are outraged that an American corporation, in true fascist fashion, has through shady means been able to secure and control the nation’s water supply. Xenophobic twits like Donald Trump will bristle at this anti-capitalist message, but more intelligent folks will once again realize that the United States’ claim of Manifest Destiny didn’t end with the acquisition of the West Coast.



O It’s a terrific year to be a secret agent— cinematically speaking, of course. The spy game got off to a rousing start this past spring with the sleeper hit Kingsman: The Secret Service and continued into the summer with the rousing trio of Spy, Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. The trend continues this fall with the Spielberg-Hanks-Coens collaboration Bridge of Spies and culminates

where it must, with the release of the latest James Bond effort Spectre. For the moment, though, we’ll have to make do with the late-summer entries American Ultra and Hitman: Agent 47, both facing their own missions impossible in their attempts to register as anything more than genre also-rans. Of the pair, American Ultra is by far the more noteworthy picture, a lightweight but likable piece that basically finds Jason Bourne reborn as a slacker. Jesse Eisenberg plays Mike Howell, a stoner leading a dead-end life in a puny West Virginia burg. His only source of joy is his girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart, Eisenberg’s Adventureland co-star), who’s supportive even when his frequent panic attacks prevent them from ever leaving their tiny town for vacation. Unbeknownst to Mike, though, is the fact that he’s really a highly skilled government agent whose mind has been wiped clean—a situation that’s reversed when a supercilious CIA yuppie (Topher Grace) orders him terminated. Activated by his former agency handler (Connie Britton), Mike is as surprised as anyone when he finds himself able to take down trained assassins with his bare hands or, in one amusing sequence, a deftly tossed frying pan.

The notion of a Cheech & Chong burnout as a 007 knockoff is an amusing one, and Eisenberg plays the part perfectly. Equally impressive is Stewart, who continues to demonstrate that she will easily outpace the fanboy detractors—even a late-inning revelation concerning her character doesn’t take away from the warmth and empathy she brings to the role. What does detract is the decision of director Nima Nourizadeh to tackle each kill with overkill. Nourizadeh feels that one coat of crimson won’t suffice when another three layers can be added, and while this gore should prove too cartoonish to offend many people, it does grow tiresome and occasionally takes us out of otherwise soundly choreographed action sequences. On balance, American Ultra won’t be mistaken as the ne plus ultra of secret agent capers, but it mostly handles its assignment with ease. That’s not the case with Hitman: Agent 47, which doesn’t even get off one shot before its relative wretchedness comes into focus. The second movie based on the popular video game Hitman—the first, starring Timothy Olyphant, arrived back in 2007—this one finds Rupert Friend taking over as the ruthless government

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assassin with the tarnished heart of gold (6 carat, at best). Hannah Ware is Katia, whom he must protect from all manner of evildoers. Thomas Kretschmann plays the evil syndicate head Le Clerq, whose moniker makes me think of Justin Timberlake as Le Coq in The Love Guru. And Zachary Quinto, Spock in the Star Trek reboot, co-stars as John Smith, a mysterious figure who starts out like Kyle Reese before morphing into a T-800. Speaking of Spock, while he has the ability to live long and prosper, the same may or may not be said of the career of debuting director Aleksander Bach, whose movie exhibits all the uniqueness and individuality of a Krispy Kreme doughnut rolling off the conveyor belt (and, hey, at least the pastry has flavor). Hitman: Agent 47 takes such pleasure in reveling in its own banality that it often feels like Bach and scripters Skip Woods (who also wrote the previous Hitman flick, as well as the atrocious A Good Day to Die Hard) and Michael Finch pilfered $35 million from studio coffers merely to proudly state that they punk’d everyone who actually wastes money to see this. Devoid of any distinguishing features in any department, this ultimately feels like a placeholder banner ad, marking time up there on the screen until an actual movie starts.


OOO With a pair of bland pretty-boy leads, the hyperactive Guy Ritchie in the director’s seat, and a trailer that didn’t exactly inspire hope, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. promised to be the sort of late-summer miss that would leave me crying uncle before the halfway mark. Instead, it turns

out to be an unassuming, undemanding surprise. It’s based, of course, on the hit TV series from the 1960s, the sort of effort that arrived fast and furious in the wake of James Bond’s phenomenal success at the box office. The titular man was Napoleon Solo, played by Robert Vaughn with the right mix of suavity and insouciance. As the Russian Illya Kuryakin, Solo’s friend and co-worker at the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement, David McCallum became the series’ breakout star. On the series, Solo and Kuryakin were fellow agents from the start, which makes this new picture operate as an origin story of sorts. The Cold War rages on, and when we first meet Solo (Henry Cavill) and Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) in 1963, they’re rival agents (Solo for the CIA, Kuryakin for the KGB) attempting to kill each other near the renowned Checkpoint Charlie. Solo is attempting to smuggle an important asset named Gaby Teller (Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina’s Ava) out of East Berlin while Kuryakin is trying to stop him. It’s not long after, however, that the men’s respective organizations order them to team up in an effort to stop the usual coterie of global villains (including an exNazi played with lip-smacking zeal by Sylvester Groth) from getting their hands on nuclear warheads. There are at least two dozen actors who would have made a better Napoleon Solo than Cavill. The real delight here is Hammer. So memorable as the Winklevii in The Social Network,it’s nice to see him as an engaging presence again, and his Illya Kuryakin proves to be the film’s most interesting character as well as its primary wellspring of low-simmer humor. Incidentally, the theme music for the

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series was created by the late, great Jerry Goldsmith, who nearly rivaled John Williams in crafting magnificent, majestic scores (countless credits include Chinatown, and The Omen, winning his only Oscar for the last-named). Goldsmith’s original U.N.C.L.E. score is one of his best, and I fully expected the film to pay it tribute. Instead, the employed snippet has been rendered unrecognizable with its idiotic changes in tempo and instrumentation. Fortunately, this aural atrocity marks one of the very few times that this handsome big-screen version is hopelessly out of tune.


OOO Shaun the Sheep Movie lacks the go-forbroke genius of the Wallace and Gromit works, but that’s not so say it isn’t consistently inventive and entertaining, centering on the misadventures that greet Shaun, his fellow sheep and Bitzer the dog as they head to The Big City (as all the signs call it) to locate the farmer who looks after them. Said farmer, after all, has taken a blow to the noggin and now suffers from amnesia, so it’s up to the animals to locate him, jog his memory, and return him home. But that proves to be quite the challenge, more so since they’re being dogged by a particularly nasty animal-containment employee. This toon tale takes its time getting started, but once the gang descends upon the city, matters become increasingly frenzied and funny, with a pair of standout setpieces unfolding in a restaurant and inside a kennel. Despite being a silent film in that no one speaks dialogue, its references span the decades, from the silent masterpiece Modern Times (when Shaun’s characters do speak, it’s in unintelligible gibberish clearly inspired by the Chaplin film) to The

Silence of the Lambs (with a cat amusingly aping Hannibal Lecter pondering fava beans and a nice Chianti). With Pixar’s marvelous Inside Out winding down in theaters, it’s still not too late for parents to save Shaun from getting clipped by loading the kids into the minivan and taking them this weekend.


O Honestly, is there a more cursed franchise in Hollywood than this one? One of the genuinely classic comics from the storied history of Marvel, it’s mind-boggling that no one has been able to make a decent movie out of this material. It brings to mind Jim Gordon’s line about Batman at the conclusion of The Dark Knight: “He’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now.” Is the same principle applying here? Are these the heroes America deserves, as punishment for our slavish devotion to all films Marvel? A grim assessment, indeed. So while it may be true that this Fantastic Four is an improvement over the 2005 version (and perhaps its 2007 sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer), that’s really not saying a damn thing. This take finds our fab four much younger than in previous incarnations: there’s brainy Reed Richards (Miles Teller) and cocky Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan), and there’s Sue Storm (Kate Mara) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell). After nearly an hour of sluggish exposition, the quartet finally are exposed to the mysterious green glop that looks as if it could power a thousand Green Lanterns but instead turns these meddling kids into something more than human. cs





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Auditions for Armstrong Youth Orchestra Open to students enrolled in primary

grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: Info is also available at AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Auditions for Dracula/ Nutcracker South Carolina Ballet will hold auditions for local talent to perform in its upcoming production of Dracula on Saturday, September 19, 2015. The auditions will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. There is an audition fee of $15. $15 Sat., Sep. 19, 1 p.m. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Call for Applicants for Harvest of Hope Retreat Cancer survivors of all ages and their families are invited to the 13h annual Harvest of Hope Retreat on September 26. To apply for this free event, please contact Morphia Scarlett at 912-350- 0514 or Through Sep. 26. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Call for Artists and Craftsmen Telfair Museum Stores are calling local artists & craftsmen to participate in Telfair Flair held in conjunction with Telfair Art Fair on November 14 and 15. We will select up to a dozen potters, jewelry makers, sculptors, glass, wood, fiber, paper & mixed-media artists, etc. to display and sell their works on consignment in the Jepson Center atrium. We cannot accept canvas paintings or work that requires walls. To submit sample photos and pricing, or for more info, please email Lisa Ocampo at ocampol@telfair. org. Deadline for submissions is October 1. Through Oct. 1. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Call for Entries for Voting Block Emergent Savannah is sponsoring a Call for Entry. We are interested in seeing what local artists think about the voting and political process. Deadline for entry is October 12th at midnight. We are happy to offer a $250 prize to the 1st place winner of the show, which will be on display at The Gallery at Sulfur Studios from October 22 - 25th. Opening Reception will be Friday, October 23rd from 6 - 9 PM. For more information or to submit your work please go to $15 for up to 5 entries, students under the age of 18 may submit for free Through Oct. 12. 912 - 657 - 1122. info@ https://facebook. com/events/1694728860756622/. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street. Call for Speakers for Geekend 2015 The theme of Creative Coast’s Geekend

Happenings is Connect Savannah’s listing of community events, classes and groups. Visit our website at to submit a listing. We reserve the right to edit or cut listings due to space limitations.

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Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. 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. apply. Creative Coast, 415 W. Boundary St. Call for Submissions for “What Is A Woman” This ongoing project aims to explore the idea and theories of modern femininity and identity, for those interested in participating: I will need a self realization short essay, which made you ponder the question: ‘what is a woman.’ Once I have gathered a sufficient amount of submissions, I will go forward with narrowing down to 15 finalists. Please send submissions to Deadline for submissions is October 1. Those who submit must be 21 and up, open to the LGBT community and a Savannah resident. Through Oct. 1. Online only, none. Call for Volunteers for Breaking the Cycle Coastal Georgia Breaking the Cycle will host a symposium on substance abuse and freedom from addiction as part of National Recovery Day on September 19, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at Lake Mayer. Volunteers are needed for this event in the following areas: reception, food, greeters and clean-up. For more information on how you can participate call volunteer coordinator Teneka Gerido at 912.661.7014. Through Sep. 19.

Downtown Savannah, downtown. Homeschool Music Classes Music classes for homeschool students ages 8-18 and their parents. Offered in Guyton and Savannah. See website for details. ongoing. 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@ Deadline is August 31. undefined. 912-395-1500. Savannah Art Map Art Resource Collective is publishing a comprehensive map of all galleries and working studios featuring local artists in The Greater Savannah Area. We have a comprehensive list but want to be sure to have your information if you wish to be included. Send an email to map@ with the following information: Gallery / Studio Name, Street Address, City, Zipcode, Gallery Website, Gallery Email, Gallery Phone Number, Gallery Hours (ie. M-F 10 - 5pm), A sentence describing the gallery’s or studio’s artistic focus. We are also seeking sponsors and supporters to keep this service free for all local galleries and artists. Free Through Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Arts Resource Collective, P. O. Box 9304. Touchstone 13 Bricks presents the Touchstone, a callfor-entry gallery show. We are asking for

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\Activism & Politics Drinking Liberally Every first and third Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. A gathering of Liberals for an informal discussion of politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and the world around us. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. Free third Thursday of every month. (912) 341-7427. drinking/chapters/GA/savannah. Tondee’s Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street. 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. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. Savannah Libertarians Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. SWAHT Volunteer Training and Community Outreach Interested in volunteering in Savannah? Savannah Working Against Human Trafficking (SWAHT) will be providing a volunteer training and community outreach event to build awareness of human trafficking crimes and reporting incidents to the hotline number. The event will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn Midtown Savannah (5711 Abercorn Street). There is brunch before the training beginning at 12:30pm. Volunteer training is from 1:30-2:30pm, and outreach activities will begin shortly after. Questions? Email us at 0 Sun., Sep. 20, 12:30-3 p.m. swaht. org. Savannah Working Against Human Trafficking, PO 16672. The World We Want Join Emergent Savannah, East Taylor Creative and Starlandia Supply for the The World We Want, a public art movement that invites people to reflect on their vision for themselves and the world. With some simple walls and a few pieces of chalk, we will be inviting honest reflection and expression for one simple reason: To connect us together. Through Sep. 30. events/868949009848900/. sentientbean. com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Young Democrats Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

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artists to submit 3 pieces of work, preferably with a common theme. Submissions will be printed on heavyweight matte as 8”x 8” prints at the 13 Bricks shop. This is an affordable platform to showcase artists’ work and join a network of creativity in Savannah. To enter the Touchstone print gallery show, please visit 13bricksclothing. com/workshops and fill out a submission form. For more information and questions, please contact us at 13bricksclothing@ $20 Through Sep. 30. Keystone Gallery & 13 Bricks, 633 East Broad Street. Volunteer Docents Needed Davenport House volunteer docent/tour guide training is offered in October. Trainees meet once a week for four weeks. Docents lead tours and assist with programming for people from around the world who visit the historic house. Call Dottie Kraft at 236-8097 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or email at Through Oct. 5. davenporthousemuseum. org. Davenport House, 324 East State St.

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Holes for Horses Participate in this golf tournament to benefit Horsin’ Around, whose mission is to enhance the physical and mental development of special needs individuals utilizing the unique assets provided by horseback riding and human interaction. Four-person teams. Lunch is provided. $125 per person Mon., Sep. 21. Savannah Quarters Country Club, 8 Palladian Way. $5 Bikram Yoga Class to Benefit Local Charities Bikram Yoga Savannah offers a weekly Karma class to raise money for local charities. Thursdays during the 6:30pm class. Pay $5 for class and proceeds are donated to a different charity each month. This is a regular Bikram Yoga class. ongoing. 912.356.8280. Low Country Boil Fundraiser Join the West Broad YMCA for an opportunity to help raise funds and invest in the Y cause. $40 Thu., Sep. 17, 6-9 p.m. The Wyld Dock Bar, 2740 Livingston Ave. SCMPD Animal Control seeks Volunteers Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-years-old. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. PICKStatts Fest All-day event featuring live music and silent auctions to benefit Jason Statts. Lineup includes Black Tusk, COEDS, Bear Fight, Damon and the Shitkickers, Bottles & Cans, Magic Rocks and more. Sat., Sep. 19. info@ The Jinx, 127 West Congress St. Whitman Wednesday This event is part of an initiative to support local nonprofits and includes drinks, hors d’oeuvre and entertainment. Proceeds

Adult Coed Flag Football League

8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/ Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. will go to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Georgia Chapters. $25 advance, $30 door Wed., Sep. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Whitman House on Forsyth Park, 611 Whitaker St.

Classes, Camps & Workshops

Alternative Pathways to Teaching Do you have a Bachelor’s degree and a desire to teach? During this session you will meet Ernie Lee, the 2016 Georgia Teacher of the Year and the 2016 SCCPSS Teacher of the Year, and hear why he decided to become a second career teacher after a successful career as an attorney. You will also learn about alternative routes to becoming a teacher. Free Mon., Sep. 21, 8-9 a.m. 912-3951142. teach. Whitney Administrative Complex (School Board), 2 Laura Avenue. Art Classes at the Foundery Students will be taught academic drawing and painting techniques. Younger students will learn observational drawing and be encouraged in creativity, while older students will be introduced to more advanced techniques. An intermediate class for teens will be held on Mondays. The 7-11 year olds will be taught Friday afternoons. Contact the instructor, Seth Fite, for more information. Ages 7-11: $150, Ages 12-15: $180 Mondays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Fridays, 4:30-6 p.m.. 513-295-7378. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. Art Classes at The Studio School

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Ongoing weekly drawing and painting classes for youth and adults. See website, send email or call for details. 912-4846415. 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. 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. Beginner’s Sewing Workshop @ Kleo’s Learn the fundamentals of home sewing, from hand techniques to machine work. Basic seams, hems, and construction methods will be explored on day one. Day two, create your own unique decorative pillow and cover with the techniques learned on the first day! All supplies and equipment provided. $125.00 Sat., Sep. 19, 1-4 p.m. and Sun., Sep. 20, 1-4 p.m. 912596-0889. kleossewingstudio. com. Kleo’s Sewing Studio, 36 W. Broughton St. #201.

Beginning Belly Dance Classes Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. 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, 5:30-6:30 p.m.. 912-663-5114. beckywaller99@gmail. 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 nonmembers must simply purchase a $2 Day Pass. Saturdays, 7 p.m. 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. 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. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Clay Classes Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. Boating Classes Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. Creative Digital Photography Class Go in-depth into photography principles, aperture and shutter combinations, bracketing and improving composition. Spend time in the classroom for lectures and critiques and in the field for complete hands-on assignments. PREREQUISITES: A DSLR camera and manual, any changeable lenses and a tripod are required. Have understanding of your DSLR’s controls and knowledge of how to e-mail photos as attachments. $125.00 per person Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 8-10 a.m.. 912-478-5551. academics. personaldevelopment/digitalphotography/. Coastal Georgia

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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 912-443-0410. Krav Maga / Tactical Self Defense: Dynamic Defensive Tactics combines the Israeli self defense techniques of Krav Maga with tactical fighting concepts. This is NOT a martial art but a no nonsense approach to self defense. With over 37 years of experience, Roger D’Onofrio will teach you solutions, which are aggressive, simple and effective, to the violent situations of today. Note: these are private sessions for adults only. ongoing. 912-308-7109. ddt_910@ 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 912354-6686. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646. 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. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. The Foundation of Leadership: Relating to Others Focuses on leadership fundamentals, such as critical thinking and emotional intelligence. The session explores matching various management styles to meet the challenges and needs of changing environments; the best ways to communicate with employees, senior leaders, and peers; and challenges such as leading multi-generational workforces and managing former peers. It also teaches students through hands-on exercises how to lead versus manage, conduct successful coaching conversations, and avoid “analysis paralysis” – a common frustration for executives. $895 Tue., Sep. 22. https:// Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. Free Lunch and Learn - Energy Efficiency and LED Lunch and Learn is an intimate event with Savannah’s top businesses to foster conversations about energy efficiency, new LED technology, and incentives for businesses that are ready to “go green.” Free! Wed., Sep. 16, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 478-550-5073. covercash@advancedes. net. MMJWWfF9wsRomrfCcI63Em2iQPJWp srB0B%2FDC18kX3RUvJ7qYfkz6htBZF5 s8TM3DV1ZIXrFV50EMTbg%3D. Georgia Power Resource Center, 12016 Abercorn

Street. Georgia Tech-Savannah Leadership Workshop to Focus on Fundamentals The first workshop in Georgia TechSavannah’s “Leading Well” series will focus on leadership fundamentals such as critical thinking and emotional intelligence. Middleand upper-management professionals will benefit from “The Foundation of Leadership: Relating to Others.” The two-day workshop explores matching various management styles to meet the challenges and needs of changing environments; the best ways to communicate with employees, senior leaders, and peers; and challenges such as leading multi-generational workforces and managing former peers. It also teaches students through hands-on exercises how to lead versus manage, conduct successful coaching conversations, and avoid “analysis paralysis” – a common frustration for executives. $895 Tue., Sep. 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-963-6976. MNGTPE01. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. 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, 1pm3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. 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.. 912596-0889. Kleo’s Sewing Studio, 36 W. Broughton St. #201. continues on p. 50


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Mobile App Development Course for Technical Professionals Technical professionals looking for midcareer training, including programmers who want practical app-development experience and self-taught tinkerers searching for a credential opportunity, should attend this three-day course to learn about the latest developments in the iOS mobile and tablet landscape; get hands-on experience with mobile devices and programming languages; hear about the app business environment and how to launch a startup with lean principles; and know the basics of iOS and Apple’s new programming language, Swift. $2,195 per person Sep. 21-24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-966-7913. COMP8002. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. 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. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 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. 912398-8828. 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. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Novel Writing Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. 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. Piano Lessons Piano lessons with a classically trained instructor, with theater and church experience. 912-312-3977. ongoing. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Piano Voice-Coaching Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. Pilates Yoga Fusion Dance Introduction Class

The first (introduction) class is free of charge. Combining the core strengthening benefits of Pilates with the balance and flexibility of Yoga, we create PiYo – a dynamic, interactive way to stay fit while having fun. Join in the fun with our free Intro Class. Mats are optional. First class: free; $48.00 per person for regular sessions Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.. 912-4785551. programs/personaldevelopment/yoga/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Project Management Course Basics This course provides an overview of the ten knowledge-based principles for managing successful projects: scope, integration, communication, time, cost, procurement, risk management, quality control, human resources, and project stakeholder management. The training includes practical exercises and an in-class group project. Participants receive a manual, electronic forms, and other resource materials. Source: Project Management Body of Knowledge, Project Management Institute PMI® best business practices. $650.00 per person Thu., Sep. 17, 6-9 p.m. 912-478-5551. conted@georgiasouthern. edu. ce/programs/professionaldevelopment/ projectmanagement/. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. A. Roper Studio - Voice Technique and Coaching Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered include strengthening the voice, range extension, relaxation techniques, and coaching through various styles of music. Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-484-0628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Russian Language Classes Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. Short Story Writing Class The short story is an art form that encompasses all of the characteristics of great novels, including narrative and character. Students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling will use assigned readings, writing homework and workshop style critiques to explore various writing techniques. Upon completion, they will understand narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm and pacing and the art of revision. $200.00 per person Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.. 912-478-5551. conted@georgiasouthern. edu. ce/programs/personaldevelopment/ writingclasses/. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. SHRM Learning System This course is offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource

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Management (SHRM) : the SHRM Learning System includes six modules to prepare students for the SHRM-Certified Professional and SHRM Senior Certified Professional exams. Modules reflect the new HR practice and legislation in the SHRM Body of Knowledge and Experience. Following the 2-hour mandatory orientation, this 36-hour review course provides broad overview of HR management issues and core body of knowledge. $1040.00 / $1140.00 after 8/17/15; Member Feel: $965.00 / $1065.00 after 8/17/15 Mondays, 6-9 p.m.. 912-478-5551. academics. professionaldevelopment/shrmcert/. cgc. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

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13th Colony Sound Barbershop Chorus Sing in the harmonious barbershop style with the Savannah Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society. No charge Mondays, 6:30 p.m.. 912-344-9768. Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave. Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-631-

3452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. Avegost LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. Blindness and Low Vision Workshop Workshops on the 3rd Thursday of each month on vision loss, services, and technology available to participate in the community. For people with blindness or low vision, and for caregivers and friends. Free and open to the public. third Thursday of every month.. Savannah Center for the Blind and Low Vision, 214 Drayton St. Buccaneer Region SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. Business Networking on the Islands Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Chatham Sailing Club continues on p. 52

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Honey Tasting & Body Care Samples + Store Tour

Daily store tour, honey tasting, and body care. FREE Come to the WILMINGTON ISLAND store and see the bees behind our observation hive glass. FREE 10 a.m. 912-234-0688. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd.

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Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. Come Connect with HSF’s 13th Colony! Calling all young professionals interested in learning more about 13th Colony (Historic Savannah Foundation’s young professionals membership). Bring a friend and join us for live music, beer, wine, hors-d’oeuvres, and great conversations. This event is free and open to the public (cost of a 13th Colony membership is $85). Thu., Sep. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. https://facebook. com/events/1059124567433627/. Davenport House, 324 East State St. Exchange Club of Savannah Weekly Lunch Meets every Monday (except on the fifth Monday of the month), 12pm-1pm. Weekly speaker, and honor a student of the month and year, police officer and fireman of the year. Charities: Jenkins Boys & Girls Club; Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Guest are welcome Mondays, 12-1 p.m.. 912-441-6559. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. Freedom Network 52 An international, leaderless network of

individuals seeking more freedom in an unfree world. Meetings twice monthly, Thursdays, 8:30pm. Topics and meeting locations vary. No politics, no religious affiliation, no dues, no fees. Every other Thursday.. Historic Flight Savannah A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Knittin’ Night Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. 912-238-0514. Wild Fibre, 409 East Liberty St. Low Country Turners A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. Philo Cafe Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or

see Mondays. R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the Future RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912344-5127. New Covenant Church, 2201 Bull St. Safe Kids Savannah A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. Savannah Brewers’ League Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. ongoing. charlesfund@gmail. com. Panera Bread (Broughton St.), 1 West Broughton St. Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. Savannah Go Green Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Savannah Kennel Club Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. Barnes Restaurant, 5320 Waters Avenue. Savannah Newcomers Club Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events to help learn about Savannah and make new friends. ongoing. savannahnewcomersclub. com. Savannah Parrot Head Club Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc. com. Society for Creative Anachronism Meets every Saturday at the south end of Forsyth Park for fighter practice and general hanging out. For people interested in re-creating the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Free Saturdays, 11 a.m.. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Savannah Story Games A group that plays games that tell improvised stories. Create an amazing story in just three hours, using group games with special rules that craft characters, settings, and conflicts. Sundays at 6pm. free Saturdays, 6

p.m.. Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. Savannah Toastmasters Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Savannah Veggies and Vegans Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. rws521@msn. com. Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@


13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. Concert: Adam Intrator and “Big E” Eric Moore Trinity’s Friday Lunchtime Concert Series blends local and regional musicians from very different genres and musical backgrounds on the stage. Free and open to the public Fri., Sep. 18, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Concert of Opera and Sacred Song Friends of Cathedral Music will kick off the 2015-2016 season with a benefit concert of Opera and Sacred Song. The Friends of Cathedral Music support the Music Ministry of The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and all money raised supports the newly established Boland-Schreck Music Fund. A Night at the Opera and Song will feature selections by Mozart, Gounod, and Tosti performed by Jillian Pashke, Cyril Durant, Rebecca Flaherty, and Joseph McBrayer, accompanied by Heidi Ordaz. A champagne reception with the artists will follow on the Cathedral plaza. 35.00 Sat., Sep. 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. https://facebook. com/events/1013403588710754/. Cathedral of St John the Baptist, 222. East Harris St. Concert: Misbehavin’ After Dark Experience great music and dancing by the Candace Woodson Band and food and casino games at Misbehavin’ After Dark: The Blackout Affair hosted by the Savannah (Ga) Chapter of the Links Inc. Proceeds will support mentoring programs, scholarships and community events during the chapter’s 60th anniversary in 2016. continues on p. 52 $65 Fri., Sep. 18, 8 p.m.-midnight. 912-

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436-6296. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. The Love and Soul Experience Kimberly Gunn Music Presents The Love and Soul Experience every third Friday of the month beginning May 17th. There will be music, poetry, comedy, creative arts, and networking. Kimberly Gunn Music and friends will provide musical entertainment. An event for ages 18 and up. $10 Admission $12 VIP third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. (912) 224-6084 or (912) 224-4461. The Eden Room, 1105 Stiles Avenue. Southeastern Choral Arts Festival The Armstrong Department of Art, Music & Theatre opens its 16th Southeastern Choral Arts Festival (SECAF) with its University Singers and University Chorale in joint concert. $6 Fri., Sep. 18, 7:30 p.m. about. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Tye Tribbett & Jason Crabb-Up Close and Personal Tour With the intention of bringing together diverse audiences for one common goal, the Up Close and Personal Tour is teaming multiple GRAMMY Award winners, Tye Tribbett and Jason Crabb – two of the most successful songwriters in Gospel and Southern Gospel music – with Comedian Akintunde to present a day of education, entertainment and worship. Each of these artists is called to minister, but in very unique ways. Up Close and Personal will allow the artists to showcase their calling, giving attendees the opportunity to enjoy the artist they love, while also being introduced to something new. Sun., Sep. 20, 6-8 p.m. upclosetour. com. Full Gospel Tabernacle, 809 Veterans Parkway.

see Count Dracula continue his seductive reign of terror with his Brides of Darkness in Transylvania. $15.000 Sat., Sep. 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 803-799-7605. jcobb@ columbiacityballet. com/auditions/. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Awaken with Chakradance™ A free-flowing, meditative dance, with eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery. No dance experience or chakras

Memorial Drive. Ballroom/Latin Group Class Group classes every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm. Tuesdays focus on fundamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday’s classes are more specific, with advanced elements. $15/person and $25/ couple Wednesdays, 8 p.m. and Tuesdays.. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail. com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street.

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Adult Ballet Class Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-8745. Adult Intermediate Ballet Beginner and intermediate ballet, modern dance, barre fusion, barre core body sculpt, gentle stretch & tone. Tuesdays.. 912925-0903. Ballet School, 10010 Abercorn St. Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info. Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. Wednesdays. 912-921-2190. Argentine Tango Lessons Sundays 1:30-3;30pm. Open to the public. $3 per person. Wear closed toe leather shoes if possible. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h ferguson Ave. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-925-7416. Auditions! Dracula: Ballet With A Bite Seeking local talent! Performance will be held at the Savannah Civic Center on Friday, October 16th at 7:30pm. Blood, fangs, and death are just a few of the things you will find in this favorite Halloween cult classic. Based on the novel by Bram Stoker, we

knowledge needed. $20 ongoing, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@ Synergistic Bodies, 7901 Waters Ave. Ballroom Group Dance Class Weekly ballroom dance classes focus on two types of dance each month. Open to partners/couples or to solos. The $35 for 4 weeks or $10 drop in Mondays, 7 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail. com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson



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Beginner’s Belly Dance Classes Learn basic moves and choreography with local Belly Dancer, Nicole Edge. Class is open to all ages and skill levels. Walk-ins welcome. 15.00 Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. 912-596-0889. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. Beginners Belly Dance Classes Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/Skill levels welcome. Sundays, 12pm-1pm. Fitness body and balance studio. 2127 1//2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/hour. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-596-0889. Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle For those with little-to-no dance background. Instructor is formally trained, has performed for over ten years. $15/person. Tues. 7pm8pm. Private classes and walk ins available. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. ongoing. 912-414-1091. The Belly Dance Night @The Sentient Bean Join local belly dancers, students and professionals alike, for an evening of diverse performances for a great causeOne Love Animal Rescue! The event is free, but donations to the shelter, monetary or supplies, are greatly apprecaited! donation Sun., Sep. 20, 7-9 p.m. 912596-0889. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

Bollywood and Bhangra Workshop with Christine Garvin Join us September 20th, noon-2PM for a special workshop at Fitness on Broughton with performer and instructor, Christine Garvin from Asheville, NC. She will be teaching an intro to Bollyood and Bhangra dance. A bit about Christine: Christine Garvin is a dance instructor and performer based in Asheville, NC. She teaches Hip-Hop, Bhangra/Bollywood, and Jazzy Showgirl and directs two adult student troupes who put on multiple large shows a year. $50.00 Sun., Sep. 20, 12-2 p.m. 912-596-0889. Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. C.C. Express Dance Team Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. Dance for Peace A weekly gathering to benefit locals in need. Music, dancing, fun for all ages. Donations of nonperishable food and gently used or new clothing are welcomed. Free and open to the public. Sundays, 3 p.m. 912-547-6449. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Dance Lessons (Salsa, Bachata) Learn to dance Salsa & Bachata. For info, call Austin (912-704-8726) or Omar (Spanish - 787-710-6721). Thursdays. 912-704-8726. salsasavannah. com. Great Gatsby, 408 West Broughton

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Street. Dance Party Dance on Thursdays at 8pm--fun, friendship, and dancing. Free for Savannah Ballroom students. $10 for visitors ($15 for couples). free - $15 Thursdays, 8 p.m. 912-3353335. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Dance: Tango Lovers “Tango Lovers” is one of the most dynamic, elegant, exciting and sensuous performances touring around the world, sharing the cultural essence and evolution of tango through the art of dance and music. $25 - $110 Sun., Sep. 20, 6-7:45 p.m. 912-651-6556. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Disco Hustle Dance Class Do the hustle! A New York style Disco Hustle group class taught by Jos’eh Marion, a professional ballroom dance instructor. Sundays at 5pm. Call for pricing. Sundays, 5 p.m.. 843-290-6174. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Free Dance Thursdays at Lake Mayer Lake Mayer is offering free dance and fitness classes for all ages every Thursday, in the Community Center. 9:30 am and 10:30 am is the “Little Movers” class for toddlers. 12:00 pm Lunch Break Fitness. 1:30 pm

Super Seniors. 5:30 pm youth hip hop. 6:30 pm Adult African Fitness. FREE ongoing, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 912-652-6780. sdavis@ Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. FUNdamentals Dance Lesson Group dance lessons every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm. Tuesday: fundamental steps, styling, and techniques. Wednesday: advanced elements. $15/person $25/ couple Tuesdays, 8 p.m. and Wednesdays, 8 p.m.. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@ Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Home Cookin’ Cloggers Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes at this time. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-748-0731. Irish Dance Classes Glor na Dare offers beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up. Adult Step & Ceili, Strength and Flexibility, non-competitive and competitive programs, workshops, camps. Certified. Wednesdays.. 912-704-2052. prideofirelandga@gmail. com. Kids/Youth Dance Class Kids Group class on various Ballroom and Latin dances. Multiple teachers. Ages 4-17 currently enrolled in the program. Prepares youth for social and/or competitive dancing. $15/person Saturdays, 10 a.m. 912-3353335. Savannah

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Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. LaBlast- Dance Fitness designed by Louis Van Amstel from DWTS Created by world renowned dancer and ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” professional, Louis Van Amstel, LaBlast uniquely combines a wide variety of ballroom dance styles and music genres. Do the Cha Cha Cha, Disco, Jive, Merengue, Salsa and Samba set to everything from pop and rock to hip-hop and country – and burn fat and blast calories! No experience and no partner necessary. $15.00 drop in or 10 classes for $80.00 Mondays, 6-7 p.m. and Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@ Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Line Dancing Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm-10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm-8:30pm. ongoing. doublesnightclub. com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Mahogany Shades of Beauty Dance classes - hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step. Modeling and acting classes. All ages/levels welcome. Call Mahogany for info. ongoing. 912-2728329. Modern Dance Class Beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. ongoing. 912-354-5586. Monthly Dance Parties A dance party for students to put dance moves into action. Every 3rd Friday of the month, 8pm-10pm. Designed for practice of all of the moves learned in private lessons, group lessons, or for anyone who wants to come have fun. Free for private lesson students/ $5 for social dancers third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. 912.312.3549. com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah Tues. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Thur. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Sun. 5pm-6pm and 6pm-7pm. Salon de Maile, 704B Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, 31406. Tuesdays.. Salsa Night Come and shake it to the best latin grooves and bachata the night away in Pooler where it’s cooler. Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. 912988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Savannah Shag Club Wednesdays, 7pm,at Doubles Lounge. Fridays, 7pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. ongoing. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing ongoing. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Sizzle: Dance and Cardio A class designed to maintain that summer body by dancing and having fun. Incorporates dance and cardio to fun, spicy songs. $10 drop in or 10 classes

for $80 Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912312-3549. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive.

Jonesin’ Crossword by matt Jones

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“Bar Hopping” --going from bar to bar.


Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure Turn Savannah into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace. Save 20%Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: CONNECTSAVANNAH. Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promo Code: CONNECTSAVANNAH Mondays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.. 805-6035620. Franklin Square, Montgomery and St. Julian Streets. Awaken with Chakradance™ Thursdays Join us for a free-flowing, meditative dance and experience the healing power of Chakradance™. With eclectic music selected to resonate with each specific chakra, along with guided imagery, Chakradance™ will take you on a spiritual journey, free the energy in your body and open you to a deeper experience of life. No dance experience or prior knowledge of the chakras is necessary. Limited to 12 participants – email to reserve a spot today! $20 Thursdays, 6:45-8:15 p.m. 912-663-1306. Chakradancer@comcast. net. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. Breaking the Cycle Coastal Georgia Breaking the Cycle hosts a symposium on substance abuse and freedom from addiction as part of National Recovery Day. A free cookout is included. Sat., Sep. 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. City Council Meeting Every other Thursday, 2 p.m. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. Film: Beethoven the Movie This screening of “Beethoven The Movie” will help raise vital funds to keep the Bark Park open. Meal deals include the purchase of a hot dog, chips or popcorn with a drink for $3 or the same meal plus ice cream for $5. Free ice cream will be provided for dogs joining their families. Entry is free and wellbehaved dogs are encouraged to meet and be photographed with Bryan, the Bark Park mascot. Sat., Sep. 19. Bryan County Bark Park, 500 Veterans Memorial Parkway. Film: Psywar Psywar explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the elitist theory of democracy; and the relationship between war, propaganda, and class. Presented by Savannah Peace Coalition. Free Thu., Sep. 17, 6:30 p.m. 912-507-5735. continues on p. 56


1 Call it quits 5 Sobs loudly 10 Some barn dwellers 14 Jai ___ (fast court game) 15 Out of season, maybe 16 “Ain’t happenin’!” 17 How to enter an Olympic-sized pool of Cap’n Crunch? 19 “Please, Mom?” 20 “Naughty, naughty!” noise 21 First substitute on a basketball bench 23 Public Enemy #1? 25 That boy there 26 Art follower? 29 Safe dessert? 30 Slangy goodbyes 33 Biceps builders 35 Greek sandwiches 37 “Ode ___ Nightingale” 38 Zagreb’s country 40 Letter recipients 42 Altar agreement 43 New York and Los Angeles, e.g. 45 Grimy deposits 46 GQ units 48 Abbr. in a help-wanted ad 50 After-school production, maybe 51 Calif. time zone 52 Post outpost? 54 Like ignored advice,

at first? 57 Chilean Literature Nobelist 61 Margaret Mitchell mansion 62 Milky Way and Mars, for instance? 64 Home theater component, maybe 65 Guy’s part 66 “American Dad!” dad 67 “That’s ___ for you to say!” 68 Sign of some March births 69 Edamame beans


1 True statement 2 Arena cheers 3 Carefree diversion 4 Fountain drink option 5 Pack on the muscle 6 “... ___ a bag of chips” 7 Irish coffee ingredient 8 Beside oneself 9 X-ray ___ (back-of-comic-book glasses) 10 “That looks like it stings!” 11 Mallet to use on the “Press Your Luck” villain? 12 The moon, to poets 13 Knee-to-ankle area 18 Pokemon protagonist 22 College composition 24 “Exploding” gag gift 26 M minus CCXCIV ...

OK, I’m not that mean, it equals 706 27 Italian bread? 28 Sister channel to the Baltimore Ravens Network? 30 Groundskeeper’s buy 31 Heart’s main line 32 Full of spunk 34 Neighbor of Tampa, Fla. 36 Watch again 39 Google : Android :: Apple : ___ 41 Higher-ups 44 Resident of Iran’s capital 47 SEAL’s branch 49 Club proprietors 52 Become narrower 53 Common Market abbr. 54 “Am ___ only one?” 55 Zilch 56 It is, in Ixtapa 58 Golden Rule preposition 59 “Saving Private Ryan” event 60 Author Rand and anyone whose parents were brave enough to name their kids after that author, for two 63 “Take This Job and Shove It” composer David Allan ___

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SEPT 16-SEPT 22, 2015 The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Friday on the Train This free community event will feature food and refreshments, kid friendly fun, line dancing, and live entertainment. third Friday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Suites at Station Exchange, 3205 TSX Grand Central. Growing Community: Grassroots Organizing from the Ground Up Community leaders will deliver presentations on various neighborhood issues, including topics like local food access, youth civic engagement, transportation solutions, community gardens and social service programs for diverse populations. Participants will learn how to apply these solutions to their own communities. Sat., Sep. 19, 8:30 a.m.-noon. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. No reservations needed for 10:30am, 1:30pm and 2pm. Other times by appointment. Call for info. ongoing. 912-525-5023. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. PICKGuildCon This celebration of all things geeky and nerdy offers 60 straight hours of activities like panels, classes, gaming competitions, an Artists’ Alley, trivia contests, NERF battles, live music and comedy, cosplay contests, open gaming and much more. Sep. 18-20. Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting Texas energy giant Kinder Morgan will be presenting its disaster management plan for the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal on Elba Island. If permitted to come online, 4 million metric tons of LNG would be processed by, and exported from, the facility annually - in close proximity to densely populated neighborhoods at the mouth of Savannah’s port. free Wed., Sep. 16, 10 a.m. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. The original Midnight Tour One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. Ossabaw Island Service Weekend Join the Georgia Conservancy, Keeping It Wild, and the Ossabaw Island Foundation for a weekend service trip to Ossabaw Island on September 18-20, 2015. This trip is an incredibly rare opportunity to enjoy a primitive and remote barrier island, and to support its preservation by giving back with some elbow grease. Guests will do everything – landscaping, scrubbing and 56 cleaning the historic structures, maintaining

trails, and restoring a campsite. Because of their hard work, guests can enjoy below market rates for a weekend that includes ferry transportation, lodging and meals. $150-600 Fri., Sep. 18, 11 a.m. and Sun., Sep. 20-2 p.m. 404-876-2900 x 104. https:// Calendar,cntnt01,default,0&cntnt01year=2 015&cntnt01month=&cntnt01event_id=20 6&cntnt01display=event&cntnt01lang=en_ GB&cntnt01returnid=69. Ossabaw Island, 1 Cane Patch Rd. PBJ Pantry A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Raise The Canopy: 7th Annual Fall Frolic The Savannah Tree Foundation invites you to join us as we ‘Raise the Canopy’ to celebrate our 7th Annual Fall Frolic. This celebratory fundraising event will feature live and silent auctions, Founders Awards, live music, lawn games, picnic dinner, open bar, fireside s’mores, and more. $100 Sun., Sep. 20, 5-8 p.m. 912-233-8733. info@ event/7th-annual-fall-frolic/?instance_ id=392. Camp Low at Rose Dhu Island, 1912 Rose Dhu Road. Richmond Hill Farmer’s Market 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. Tuesdays, 2-7 p.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. Savannah CFO Council Breakfast Meeting The event will feature a guest panel representing the healthcare community, facilitated by local business attorney Charles Bowen, founder of The Bowen Law Group. The discussion will focus on how laws affect healthcare practices and how providers envision the healthcare industry changing in the coming years. Wed., Sep. 16. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Savannah Soundings Studio Grand Opening Community Radio with a Global Soul. Join us for the grand opening of Savannah Soundings’ (WRUU - 105.7 FM) recording studio. Celebrate the launch of Savannah’s first community radio station with food, music, drinks and great company. Get a hot, Blues CD. All are welcome. Free Sun., Sep. 20, 4-9 p.m. 912-231-2252. savsoundings. org. Savannah Soundings - WRUU - 107.5, 307 E. Harris Street. Savannah Storytellers Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. September Learning Series Dr. Julia Mikell, director of quality

performance at St. Joseph’s/Candler, and Jim Collins, vice president and Savannah branch manager of Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co., will address Georgia TechSavannah’s September Learning Series. Together they will examine how to improve company dynamics through team-inspired scorecards. Thu., Sep. 17, 8 a.m. Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. Shire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. Southbound Brewery Saturday Tours and Tastes Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Spirit of Monet Plant Collection Garden Party Join Telfair Museums and the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens for the unveiling of the Spirit of Monet Plant Collection. Designed for Telfair’s upcoming Monet and American Impressionism exhibition, four horticulturalists curated a special flower collection inspired by Monet’s vibrant color palette. Learn how to create your very own Spirit of Monet garden at the party! Enjoy a cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres, mingle with CGBG’s featured horticulturalists and Telfair’s curators, and enjoy a colorful stroll through the Monetinspired gardens. Thu., Sep. 17, 7-9 p.m. Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd. PICKThird Thursdays on Tybee Bring a chair, stroll the shops and grab a bite to eat while you enjoy outdoor entertainment amid the ocean breezes. September performer: Clark Byron. third Thursday of every month. Tybee Roundabout, Tybrisa Street and Strand Avenue. Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey A poetry and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, thoughtful work. fourth Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Under The Rainbow On Thursday nights come out to the coolest spot in Pooler for Under The Rainbow. Every week we will host a different event that will cater to those that play over, around and under the rainbow. Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. 912-988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Unity in the Community Unity in the Community is a nonprofit organization that promotes and hosts free, family-friendly culturally diverse events to give back to the community. The events feature handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, home-based businesses, and community

nonprofits. Entertainment is provided by churches and other local individuals and groups. third Saturday, Sunday of every month. River Street, River St.


Constitution Day Abraham Baldwin’s draft copy of the United States Constitution is one of the national treasures of the Georgia Historical Society collection. One of only a few still in existence, the draft includes the handwritten margin notes of Baldwin, one of Georgia’s signers of the Constitution of 1787. In celebration of Constitution Day GHS invites you to experience this piece of American history firsthand! Come to the GHS Research Center for a self-guided tour featuring the first public showing of this unique document, and other one-of-a-kind materials that tell the story of Georgia’s role in the founding of our nation. Free and open to the public Thu., Sep. 17, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 912-651-2125. georgiahistory. com/. Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker St. Latino Heritage Month Armstrong’s Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong (HOLA) sponsors this monthlong celebration of Latino culture. Festivities include a Spanish film festival, lectures, dance classes and more. For a full list, visit Through Oct. 15. 912-344-3050. index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Savannah Jazz Festival Celebrate jazz with a series of performances around town, culminating in the Forsyth Park performance. For more information, visit Sep. 20-26. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.


$8 Community Yoga Classes Savannah Power Yoga offers a community yoga class nearly every day of the week for just $8. All proceeds support local organizations. See schedule online for details. Most classes are heated to 90 degrees. Bring a yoga mat, towel and some water. $8 Mondays-Fridays, Sundays. (912) 349-2756. info@savannahpoweryoga. com. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd. 5Rhythms A moving meditation. A path to higher vibration. A spiritual practice for some. A workout for others. With limited guidance and an eclectic mix of music, each person moves through the 5 rhythms of: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness. In this practice the “energy” of these rhythms is explored through each persons authentic way of moving. There is no right or wrong way and no steps to follow. No experience is needed. Led by Dana Danielson. First Thursday of every month. Sign up at or simply show up. ongoing. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 E Victory Drive. $8 Community Meditation Classes

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Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912-349-2756. Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd. 80’s Yoga Party Join Savannah Power Yoga teachers Kim Norvell and Biza Mabry for a bass filled practice set to your favorite 80s songs at Club Elan. This is a far cry from tradition, but the tools of joining breath and movement work anywhere, anytime! Join us as we work up a sweat on the dance floor doing yoga! Doors open at 5 PM Practice from 5:30 PM - 7 PM Happy Hour begins at 7 PM $18 in Advance | $25 at the Door Sat., Sep. 19, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-3492756. Club Elan, 301 Williamson St. Al-Anon Family Groups An anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. The message of Al-Anon is one of strength and hope for friends/family of problem drinkers. Al-Anon is for adults. Alateen is for people age 13-19. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. check website or call for info. ongoing. 912-598-9860. Bariatric Surgery Support Group Located in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Call or see website for info. third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-350-3438. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Barre Classes Looking for a fun way to tone and burn calories? Savannah Yoga Barre offers daily barre classes to help you reach your fitness goals. Diverse classes ensure there’s something for everyone. All levels are encouraged to attend. Start where you are and go from there. Classes start as early as 6 a.m. and as late as 6:45 p.m. $15 drop-in or use class pass ongoing. 912200-4809. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. Beach Body Workouts with Laura MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Beastmode Fitness Group Training Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Beginning Pole Fitness Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only

(men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Blue Water Yoga Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. Chair Yoga Awakening True Alisandre, international yoga teacher, teaches this yoga class and gives out laminated cards with stretches from his book, Pictures of Health to Breathe and Move With. These breath stretches are doable in 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Each class also includes Tai Chi warmups, meditations and guided relaxations. Sundays, 10:15 a.m. 501932-4092. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Core Pilates This fun and challenging Pilates class will tone your entire body while focusing on building core strength. Betsy HunterHughes is at your service every MonWed-Fri 9:45 at Savannah Yoga Barre. $15 drop-in or class pass Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:45-10:45 a.m. 912200-4809. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. Fitness Classes at the JEA Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-3558811. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Free Caregiver Support Group For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. Free Yoga for Cancer Patients St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very

gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Dude’s Day at Savannah Climbing Coop Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. Happy Hour Boot Camp Classes Amanda Jessop, certified strength and conditioning specialist, teaches classes for those who enjoy challenging and fun workouts and have goals to lose weight, tone up, or get in shape for the new year. Different packages available: Classes start out at $8 Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.. 832-470-2257. sports-conditioning-boot-camp/. Tom Triplett Community Park, U.S. Highway 80 West. Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes

scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. SkidawayIsland. skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Insanity Workout Group Class INSANITY turns old-school interval training on its head. Work flat out in 3 to 5-min blocks, and take breaks only long enough to gulp some air and get right back to work. It’s called Max Interval Training, because it keeps your body working at maximum capacity through your entire workout. $10 or $80 for 10 fitness classes Sundays, 11 a.m. 912.312.3549. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-9241. Living Smart Fitness Club St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which is an exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John S. Delaware Center. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the center, at 1910

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Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. Mommy and Baby Yoga Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. ongoing. 912-232-2994. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Nonstop Fitness Spin Class Join us every Thursday at 5:30pm for Spin. Space is limited, please call 912-349-4902 to reserve your spot and to inquire about our other classes. 10 classes for $50 Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 912-349-4902. kristi@ nonstopfitnesssav. com. NonStop Fitness, 8511 Ferguson Ave. Pilates Classes Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. Poses & Pints Bringing two ancient arts together, Pints & Poses will have you enjoying the benefits of yoga with rewarding brews to finish. This light-hearted vinyasa class led by the effervescent Melissa DeLynn is great for beginners. Classes are $25 per person and includes your souvenir glass for the public Tours & Tastes that immediately follow. $25 Sat., Sep. 19, 12-2 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@ Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Pregnancy Yoga Ongoing series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $120. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-704-7650. ann@aikyayoga. com. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Pregnancy Yoga Classes Pregnancy is a transitional time when many physical and emotional changes take place. Pregnancy Yoga is about honoring these changes in ourselves, our body and our baby. Yoga strengthens the rapidly changing body and increases the ability to relax, and helps to prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and motherhood. Pregnancy Yoga classes are offered as a 6 week session on Thursday evenings from 6pm – 7:15 pm. The class is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and no prior yoga experience is necessary. $120 - six week session Thursdays. 912-704-7650. ann@ Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Qigong Classes Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier and longer life. Classes offer a time to learn the exercises and perform them in a group setting. Class length averages 60 min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15 ongoing. 58 Renagade Workout

Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. Rock’n Body Fitness Bootcamp Ultimate outdoor power workout! Group physical training program conducted by former military personnel. Build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals lasting approx. 45 minutes. First Class FREE MondaysFridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 912-675-0952. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Ladies Day at Savannah Climbing Coop Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912495-8010. Savannah Disc Golf Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. Savannah Striders Running and Walking Club With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. SIZZLE- Dance Cardio The hottest cardio class to keep or get you in shape for summer. Sizzle is designed to give you cardio, strengthening, and stretch training that you need for that bikini body. Enroll now and get the first class free. $10.00 or $80 for 10 classes Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912.312.3549. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Smooth Yoga Vinyasa Flow International teacher True Alisandre teaches this class. Each class will be complete in itself, but attending as many as possible will help attendees develop the habit of using 10 - 15 minutes of stretching in their lives every day. Flexibility along with Strength & Cardio are the 3 equally important aspects of a exercise & fitness program. All levels. Each class also includes Tai Chi warmups, meditations, and guided relaxation. $7 Saturdays, 10 a.m.. 501932-4092. Unity Church of

Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Somatic Movement Improvisation This class is for everyone who moves! Improve your dynamic alignment, breath, grounding, and the ability to access fluid movement. You will improve in all your movement activities, while awakening more fully within your own life as an embodied experience. Led by international teacher Janet Kaylo. Wear light, loose fitting clothes suitable for dance or yoga. No experience necessary. $15 drop-in Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 912-2004809. Savannah Yoga Barre, 2132 East Victory Drive. Turbo Kick Cardio Workout Lose calories while dancing and kick-boxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 ongoing. 586-822-1021. Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Yoga for Meditators One hour of gentle slow flow and yin yoga with breath work to prepare the body to sit comfortably in meditation, followed by a half hour guided meditation based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness based stress reduction program to reduce anxiety, depression and chronic pain. You will experience a full cycle of self-care starting with the body and ending with the mind. By practicing mindfulness in this way you may experience a deeper connection with the world and your place in it and a more accepting attitude towards life’s difficulties. Wednesdays 6-7:30 PM, $10. Visit or find us on Facebook. Located at 105 E 63rd St near Habersham Village. Text (912) 429-7265 for more info. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Zumba Fitness (R) with April Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. ongoing. 912-349-4902.

Food Events

Oktoberfest Kickoff In true tradition of the Oktoberfest celebration, at exactly 12:00p.m. SBC will tap the first barrel of their fall seasonal, Teufel Hunden, an Oktoberfest-style Märzen. This classic german lager holds a deep copper hue, a toasted malt aroma and a clean dry finish and will be a limited release brew in celebration of the upcoming fall season. Sep. 19, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street. Forsyth Farmers Market Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights.

Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Honey Tasting and Body Care Samples + Store Tour Daily store tour, honey tasting, and body care. FREE Come to the WILMINGTON ISLAND store and see the bees behind our observation hive glass. FREE MondaysFridays, 10 a.m. 912-234-0688. tildsley@ Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Prepare Sunday Suppers at Union Mission Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. Tybee Island Farmers Market Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, granola, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. Stephen Johnson, 206 Miller Ave.


Armstrong Prescription Drug Drop-Off Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. hosts a permanent drop box for disposing of unused prescription drugs and over the counter medication. In the lobby of the University Police building on campus. Open to the public 24 hours/day, year round. Confidential. All items collected are destroyed by the Drug Enforcement Administration. ongoing. 912-344-3333. index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Free Enrollment Help for Medicaid and PeachCare Parents can find the help they need to renew or sign up their children (ages 0-19) on Medicaid or PeachCare. Enrollment Assisters will work with clients through the process. Free and open to the public. Mondays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m.. 912-356-2887. Free Hearing and Speech Screening Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays,. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. Health Care for Uninsured People Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St.

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Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation Therapy Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. Know Your Water What everyone ought to know about our drinking water (bottled, tap, distilled, reverse osmosis, filtered, alkaline and spring.) Are you paying thousands of money for water that is making you sick? Find out what water is best for your body. FREE Tuesdays, 7-8:15 p.m. 703-989-6995. oggisavannah@gmail. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. La Leche League of Savannah A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. Living Smart Fitness Club An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. Prepared Childbirth Class This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The four-week course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. The Savannah 7-Day Diabetes Repair If you are ready to take control of your life and health, call today, enroll in this fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse diabetes by following a new protocol, even if you have been diabetic for years. Includes over a year of follow-up support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. YMCA’s 26th Annual Heart of Savannah 5K This year’s event will feature a 5K Run, 1 Mile Survivors walk and a free 1/4 mile kid’s run. The event kicks off with the Kid’s Run at 8:40 AM, followed by the 5K and Survivor’s Walk at 9 AM. After the race, a YMCA style party will be held with activities like Zumba in the park, face painting, Inflatables for the kids and so much more. Sat., Sep. 19, 9 a.m.noon. 912-354-5480. jacqueline.henry@ https://facebook. com/events/1599603963660702/. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

Kid’s Happenings

Baby & Mom Yoga For mothers with babies who are precrawlers. Moms learn poses for baby to help with digestion and sleeping -- and get a bit of relaxation, movement and camaraderie for themselves. $120 for a six session pass. Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m.. 912-704-7650. ann@ douladeliveriescom. savannahyogacenter. com. Savannah Yoga Center Pooler, 111 Canal Street. Georgia Pre-K Program The YMCA Pre-K program is a fun way to introduce your child to school. Using creative curriculum as a guide, our teachers arrange each room into a variety of learning centers that provide children with both active and quiet plat experiences. Guest speakers, community events, and field trips also bring the learning environment to life. Kids must be 4 years old by September 1, 2015 and a resident of Georgia to be eligible. Mondays-Fridays.. 912-233-1951. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Healthy Kids Club The Healthy Kids Club’s mission is to educate and inspire children to take part in their local farmers market while enjoying nutritious foods and empowering their families to make healthy choices at home. Saturdays, 9:15-9:45 a.m. Wilmington Island Farmers Market, 111 Walthour Rd. Irish Dancers of Savannah Savannah’s first organized Irish dance school welcomes dancers, ages 4 and up. Learn Irish Step and Ceili (Irish square) Dancing at a relaxed pace. Convenient mid-town location. Adult classes available. Thursdays.. 912-897-5984. irishdancsav@ Positive Youth Basketball Camp Learn the fundamentals of basketball at this camp for kids aged 4-17. $40 per child Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.. 912-604-2900. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. Savannah Children’s Museum School Year Hours SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Toddler Time Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different naturebased theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.


First City Network Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985), is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork. org. Gay AA Meeting True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. Georgia Equality Savannah Local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-547-6263. ongoing. Savannah Pride, Inc. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBT community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. Call for location. ongoing. 912-288-7863. heather@ Stand Out Youth A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-657-1966. standoutyouth. org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. What Makes a Family A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-352-2611.

Nature and Environment

Coffee with a Ranger Start your morning right by getting coffee and having a discussion with a park ranger. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Dolphin Project Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. Gardening Session Learn how to garden and harvest vegetables and herbs to bring home. Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. First and third Saturday of every month. Free and open to the public third Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St.

Join our Dolphin Research Team Love dolphins? Interested in learning about the local dolphins and/or helping in dolphin research? Come learn about these wonderful animals from ‘The Dolphin Project’ at the Richmond Hill Library in Richmond Hill, GA. You’ll be amazed at what you don’t know about the local Bottlenose dolphins. Help protect wild estuarine Bottlenose dolphins by volunteering with The Dolphin Project for research surveys. We need skippers with boats, photographers and team leaders. Minimum age for research surveys is 16. Serious research & serious fun since 1989!!! Join us on Saturday,September 19th from 10:30am to 1:00pm. training.html NC Sat., Sep. 19, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 912657-3927. Richmond Hill Public Library, 9607 Ford Ave. Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority Support EOA through the FundingFactory Recycling Program. Recycle empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, laptops, to EOA for recycling. They will receive technology products and cash. Businesses may also recycle items on behalf of EOA for credit. Drop off at EOA, 681 W. Anderson St. See website, email or call for info. ongoing. 912-238-2960 x126. Walk on the Wild Side A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912395-1500. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Wilderness Southeast A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115.

Pets & Animals

Low Cost Pet Clinic TailsSpin and Dr. Stanley Lester, DVM, host low-cost pet vaccine clinics for students, military and seniors the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 5pm-6pm. Vaccinations: $12, ($2 is donated to Savannah pet rescue agencies). See website for info. ongoing. tailsspin. com. TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store, 4501 Habersham St., Habersham Village. Operation New Hope Operation New Hope allows inmates to train unadoptable dogs from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The goals of the program are to decrease the recidivism rate among Chatham County inmates, help inmates learn a new skill, and help previously unadoptable dogs find loving homes. The graduated dogs are available for adoption can be viewed at, and www.

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continued from previous page Operation New Hope is funded by the Humane Society and community donations. ongoing. Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. St. Almo’s Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks on Sundays, 5pm (weather permitting). Meet at Canine Palace. Call for info. ongoing. 912-234-3336. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St.

Religious & Spiritual

Band of Sisters Prayer Group All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. georgia. Buddhist Meditation All ages, lineages, and newcomers welcome. Our schedule is: Tuesdays 6-7:30 PM- for 30 minutes mediation followed by study group. Wednesdays 6-7:30 PM- one

hour of gentle yoga followed by 30 minutes of guided meditation. Sundays 9-10:30 AMMediation, dharma talk and tea. All events $10. Reiki healing is offered by appointment. Text Rev. Cindy Beach at (912) 429-7265 for more info or visit or find us on Facebook. Located at 105 E 63rd St near Habersham Village. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Catholic Singles A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@

Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19):

TAURUS (April 20-May 20):

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):

We humans need nourishing stories almost as much as we require healthy food, clean air, pure water, and authentic love. And yet many of us get far less than our minimum daily requirement of nourishing stories. Instead, we are barraged with nihilistic narratives that wallow in misery and woe. If we want a break from that onslaught, our main other choices are sentimental fantasies and emptyhearted trivia. That’s the bad news. But here’s the good news: Now is a favorable time for you to seek remedies for this problem. That’s why I’m urging you to hunt down redemptive chronicles that furnish your soul with gritty delight. Find parables and sagas and tales that fire up your creative imagination and embolden your lust for life.

CANCER (June 21-July 22):

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influential artist whose early work prefigured surrealism. In 1917, he submitted an unusual piece to a group exhibition in New York. It was a plain old porcelain urinal, but he titled it *Fountain,* and insisted it was a genuine work of art. In that spirit, I am putting my seal of approval on the messy melodrama you are in the process of managing. Henceforth, this melodrama shall also be known as a work of art, and its title will be “Purification.” (Or would you prefer “Expurgation” or “Redemption”?) If you finish the job with the panache you have at your disposal, it will forevermore qualify as a soul-jiggling masterpiece.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):


by Rob brezsny

I won’t go so far as to say that you are surrounded by unhinged maniacs whose incoherence is matched only by their self-delusion. That would probably be too extreme. But I do suspect that at least some of the characters in the game you’re playing are not operating at their full potential. For now, it’s best not to confront them and demand that they act with more grace. The wiser strategy might be to avoid being swept up in their agitation as you take good care of yourself. If you are patient and stay centered, I bet you will eventually get a chance to work your magic. Many of the heroes in fairy tales survive and thrive because of the magical gifts they are given. Benefactors show up, often unexpectedly, to provide them with marvels -- a spinning wheel that can weave a cloak of invisibility, perhaps, or winged shoes that give them the power of flight, or a charmed cauldron that brews a healing potion. But there is an important caveat. The heroes rarely receive their boons out of sheer luck. They have previously performed kind deeds or unselfish acts in order to earn the right to be blessed. According to my analysis, Taurus, the coming weeks will be prime time for you to make yourself worthy of gifts you will need later on.

Now is an excellent time to close the gap between the Real You and the image of yourself that you display to the world. I know of two ways to accomplish this. You can tinker with the Real You so that it’s more like the image you display. Or else you can change the image you display so that it is a more accurate rendition of the Real You. Both strategies may be effective. However you go about it, Cancerian, I suggest you make it your goal to shrink the amount of pretending you do.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):

Born under the sign of Leo, Marcel Duchamp was an

Some people express pride in gross ways. When you hear their overbearing brags, you know it’s a sign that they are not really confident in themselves. They overdo the vanity because they’re trying to compensate for their feelings of inadequacy. In the coming weeks, I expect you to express a more lovable kind of self-glorification. It won’t be inflated or arrogant, but will instead be measured and reasonable. If you swagger a bit, you will do it with humor and style, not narcissism and superiority. Thank you in advance for your service to humanity. The world needs more of this benign kind of egotism.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):

The rooster is your power animal. Be like him. Scrutinize the horizon for the metaphorical dawn that is coming, and be ready to herald its appearance with a triumphant wake-up call. On the other hand, the rooster is also your affliction animal. Don’t be like him. I would hate for you to imitate the way he handles himself in a fight, which is to keep fussing and squabbling far beyond the point when he should let it all go. In conclusion, Libra, act like a rooster but also don’t act like a rooster. Give up the protracted struggle so you can devote yourself to the more pertinent task, which is to celebrate the return of the primal heat and light.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Columba House Columba House is an inclusive, welcoming hospitality space dedicated to building and sustaining a community of faith committed to social justice with the city’s young adults, college students, and creative demographic. Tuesday evenings 6:30-8pm, includes dinner and a program focused on justice. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-2289425. Columba House, 34th Street between Abercorn and Lincoln Streets. Gratitude Circle in the Squares Join Joanne Morton and others on

Since you seem to enjoy making life so complicated and intense for yourself, you may be glad to learn that the current astrological omens favor that development. My reading of the astrological omens suggests that you’re about to dive deep into rich mysteries that could drive you half-crazy. I suspect that you will be agitated and animated by your encounters with ecstatic torment and difficult bliss. Bon voyage! Have fun! Soon I expect to see miniature violet bonfires gleaming in your bedroom eyes, and unnamable emotions rippling through your unfathomable face, and unprecedented words of wild wisdom

spilling from your smart mouth.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):

The Adamites were devotees of an ancient Christian sect that practiced sacred nudism. One of their central premises: How could anyone possibly know God while wearing clothes? I am not necessarily recommending that you make their practice a permanent part of your spiritual repertoire, but I think you might find value in it during the coming weeks. Your erotic and transcendent yearnings will be rising to a crescendo at the same time. You will have the chance to explore states where horniness and holiness overlap. Lusty prayers? Reverent sex? Ecstatic illumination?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):

One of your key themes in the coming weeks is “grace.” I suggest that you cultivate it, seek it out, expect it, and treasure it. To prepare for this fun work, study all of the meanings of “grace” below. At least two of them, and possibly all, should and can be an active part of your life. 1. Elegance or beauty of form, movement, or proportion; seemingly effortless charm or fluidity. 2. Favor or goodwill; a disposition to be generous or helpful. 3. Mercy, forgiveness, charity. 4. A temporary exemption or immunity; a reprieve. 5. A sense of fitness or propriety. 6. A prayer of blessing or thanks said before a meal. 7. An unmerited divine gift offered out of love.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):

Be good, but not necessarily well-behaved. Be extra exuberant and free, but not irresponsible. Be lavish and ardent and even rowdy, but not decadent. Why? What’s the occasion? Well, you have more-or-less finished paying off one of your karmic debts. You have conquered or at least outwitted a twist from your past that had been sapping your mojo. As a reward for doing your duty with such diligence, you have earned a respite from some of the more boring aspects of reality. And so now you have a mandate to gather up the intelligent pleasure you missed when you were acting like a beast of burden.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):

“I am the least difficult of men. All I want is boundless love.” That’s the mantra that Frank O’Hara intoned in his poem “Meditations in an Emergency,” and now I’m inviting you to adopt a modified version of it. Here’s how I would change it for your use in the coming months: “I am the least difficult of passion artists. All I want is to give and receive boundless, healthy, interesting love.” To be frank, I don’t think O’Hara’s simple and innocent declaration will work for you. You really do need to add my recommended nuances in order to ripen your soul’s code and be aligned with cosmic rhythms.


Wednesdays for a weekly gathering of positive energy. All are welcome. Free hugs. View calendar for the square of the week. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-6764280. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Guided Silent Prayer Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. Maritime Bethel “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A New Church in the City, For the City Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts. edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. Read the Bible in One Year A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-2331772. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Reiki Share During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. and third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. Service of Compline Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. South Valley Baptist Church Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible

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Look around, see only friends By Your Pal Erin

WHEN I was a little girl, the imminent threat of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union reigned supreme. It pervaded the nightly news; insinuated itself in sci-fi films like “War Games” and in bend-over-andkiss-your-ass-goodbye miniseries like “Testament” and “The Morning After.” On a Very Special Episode of “Silver Spoons,” Ricky Schroeder even had a nightmare that he was POTUS and had to decide whether or not to use the nefarious Red Button against Russia. This was a TV show about a little boy whose man-child father drove around their mansion in a life-sized toy train, for chrissakes. No place was safe. In November 1982 Yuri Andropov succeeded Brezhnev as the head of the Soviet Union and the world waited with baited breath to see how this development would affect the arms race. Taking matters into her own hands, ten yearold Samantha Smith of Augusta Maine wrote him the following letter: Dear Mr. Andropov, My name is Samantha Smith. I am ten years old. Congratulations on your new job. I have been worrying about Russia and the United States getting into a nuclear war. Are you going to vote to have a war or not? If you aren’t please tell me how you are going to help to not have a war. This question you do not have to answer, but I would like to know why you want to conquer the world or at least our country. God made the world for us to live together in peace and not to fight. Sincerely, Samantha Smith After learning that her letter had

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been excerpted in the Soviet newspaper Pravda (meaning “Truth”), she wrote him again asking whether he intended to personally respond. On April 26, 1983 she received a letter from Andropov, inviting her to spend 10 days in the Soviet Union as his personal guest, to “see for yourself: in the Soviet Union, everyone is for peace and friendship among peoples.” Journalist from around the world accompanied Samantha on her visit, giving everyone a glimpse at life behind the Iron Curtain. Our national dialogue was redirected from fear of the enemy to finding common ground. Last Wednesday, as I attended the monthly Downtown Neighborhood Association meeting introducing the 2nd District Aldermen candidates, I was reminded of Samantha Smith. All were in concurrence that Savannah’s two most pressing problems are poverty and gun violence. Each candidate presented his or her platform for solutions, including: increased funding for East Savannah, more officers assigned to work neighborhood beats, improved community dialogue, stricter gun control laws. While I agree with every idea proposed, the simplest solution just might be one presented by Samantha Smith 32 years ago. On December 26, 1983 Samantha addressed the Children’s Symposium on the Year 2001 in Kobe, Japan. In her speech, titled “Look Around And See Only Friends,” she proposed the International Granddaughter Exchange, an ambassadorship program in which the grandchildren of world leaders would stay in the homes of leaders in opposing countries. Samantha believed that no one would ever want to bomb a country where his or her grandchildren were living. Ergo, if leaders were to have immediately implemented this program, by the year 2001 it might have expanded to the point where all nations on the planet could have accomplished world peace. It’s a simple notion, if not the most practical. But think about it: when we invite people into our homes, we are more likely to form common bonds. So how could Samantha’s utopic vision be practically applied to our city? In a word: Airbnb. As an Airbnb owner/operator, knowing that I can live anywhere in the world, earn a livable wage and have a nice home gives me a sense of self-sufficiency, pride and confidence that I never had as

someone’s hourly employee. How many of your friends and loved ones find themselves struggling to make ends meet? Imagine how much better their lives would be if they could confidently say that they could always have a roof over their heads and money in their pockets, just by opening their homes to others? Welcoming hundreds of strangers annually not only makes me one of Savannah’s unofficial ambassadors; it makes me a more compassionate human being. Each visitor is not just my guest, but a teacher who expands my world view. Even on those rare occasions when we experience conflict, we most often create cooperative solutions. Admittedly, I have the privilege of living in the Downtown Historic District where tourism is flourishing; with the city’s support, our West Savannah neighbors could enjoy the benefits of tourism, too. According to the candidates, Savannah is operating in the black and its coffers are full of money that’s available to its districts, by way of the Slosh and ESlosh programs. (My apologies, Jim, if I got these names wrong. I tried to look the programs up online and couldn’t find any info.) Imagine how West Savannah could thrive if the city offered grants or low-interest loans to help its current residents —not people who relocate there to gentrify the neighborhood— renovate their homes to accommodate short-term vacation rentals, and build shops and restaurants to serve the community and its visitors? What if the city were to also offer lowinterest loans to help residents buy newer cars that would qualify them as Uber drivers, providing affordable, shared transportation to the community? Wouldn’t Savannah have an even richer history to share with its visitors if West Savannah’s story were included in its narrative? Wouldn’t everyone be better served if our West Savannah neighbors received the same police protection as Downtown tourists? By expanding Airbnb and Uber opportunities to all of Savannah’s citizens, those affected hardest by poverty and violence would not only have the means to create financial solutions, they’d benefit from a community built on thriving friendships.

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Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing. Sundays on Thursdays Worship Service Thursdays. 912-826-0206. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. Tapestry Church A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Theology on Tap Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah Liberal religious community where people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sundays, 11am. Email, call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-234-0980. uusavannah. org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. Unity Church of Savannah Everyone is welcome. Unity of Savannah is not concerned with where people come from, what they look like, or whom they love – Unity is just glad that each person is here. Sunday 9:15am meditative service and 11:00am celebratory service show what the New Thought Movement is all about. Children’s church 11am service. Unity loves all people, just as they are. Sundays. 912-355-4704. unityofsavannah. org. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd.

Special Screenings

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Film: Mystery Peter Falk Film Peter Falk, best known as the star of TV show Columbo, appeared in over 100 films and TV shows before his death in 2011. The PFS pays tribute to his lengthy and somewhat unorthodox career with a rare public screening of one of his most obscure but critically acclaimed dramatic movies. The exact title won’t be announced until showtime. $7 Wed., Sep. 16, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Film: The Godfather, Pt. III Watch a movie and enjoy meatballs at the Florence with the Movies and Meatballs series. Sun., Sep. 20, 7:30 p.m. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive. Film: Winding Stream This feature-length documentary is the epic 62 story of the dynasty at the heart of American

roots music—The Carter and Cash families. Psychotronic Film Society will be screening what is being considered the definitive, beautifully made, critically acclaimed film about the Carter Family’s contribution and influences in American music. $10 Sun., Sep. 20, 5 & 8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd.

Sports & Games

Adult Coed Flag Football League 8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Savannah Turn Savannah into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace. Save 20%- Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: CONNECT. Sign up online at www.UrbanAdventureQuest. com. $39.20 for a TEAM of 2-5 people Through Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 805-6035620. Franklin Square, Montgomery and St. Julian Streets. Bears Elite Football Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. Couch Co-Op Night Join in the fun and meet some new people on Couch Co-Op Night. This event happens weekly from 7 until close. With a long list of fun games designed to be easy to pick up and play, there is no reason not to come. Free for Guild Hall members, $2 for nonmembers Mondays, 7 p.m.. 844-MY-GUILD. events. Guild Hall, 615 Montgomery Street. Derby Devils Roller Derby Classes Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. Grief 101 Support Group Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. Saturday Group Run or Walk Join us in our quest for fitness. Beginners are welcome. We can help you exceed your fitness goals. Free Saturdays, 7-8:15 a.m. 912-398-4130. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Sav. Strider Weekly Group Run or

Walk Downtown Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live. com. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. Savannah Bike Polo Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. savannahbikepolo. Savannah Shamrocks Rugby Want You! Savannah Shamrock Rugby Club is having their kick-off practice of the season on Tuesday, August 18th at Forsyth Park near the basketball courts. The Men’s practice begins at 6pm, and the Women’s at 6:30pm. No experience necessary. (Find us on Facebook!) Come join not only a team, but a community of great people and fun times! FREE! Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.. rugbysavannah. com/. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Sports Coach Golf, Tennis, Baseball, Etc. for novices or professionals. Fine tune your mental game with guided imagery and visualization. 25 years experience. For more info call 912247-4903. ongoing. Online only, none. Ultimate Frisbee Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. pick-up/. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. USMNT (Soccer) American Outlaws Chapter USMNT is a national soccer team that represents the U.S. in international soccer competitions. American Outlaws Savannah chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for details. ongoing. 912-398-4014. Flip Flop Tiki Bar & Grill, 117 Whitaker St.

Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. Alzheimer’s Caregiver and Family Support Group For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-236-0363 x143. Amputee Support Group Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-7778. Back Pain Support Group Second Monday of every month,7:00pm.

Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing. Brain Injury Support Group For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. ongoing. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Breast Cancer Survivors Group Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cancer Support Group For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Children’s Grief Support Group Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. Citizens With Retarded Citizens For families with children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-7633. Citizens With Retarded Citizens, 1211 Eisenhower Drive. Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Assoc. Meets regularly to discuss issues affecting the lives of polio survivors. Call or see website for info. Polio survivors and guests are invited. Free and open to the public. ongoing. 912-927-8332. Connect for Kids This group is for children who have a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. 912-350-7845. memorialhealth. com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Debtors Anonymous For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6108. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Eating Disorders Anonymous Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email for info. ongoing. edasavannah@yahoo. com. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Essential Tremor Support Group For those with the disease, care partners, family and caregivers. Managing the disease, treatments and therapies, quality of life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave.

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10 Douglas Ct Bloomingdale. 3BR/2BA, LR, Kitchen, Dining, Den, 2-Car Garage, CH&A, W/D Hookups, Deck, Fenced back yard, $1100. 912-898-4135


2BR/1BA. Appliances included. No washer/dryer hookup. Available Now. *Background & Credit check required for tenants. $535/month not including gas & electric. $500/ deposit-non-negotiable. btc. 1912 NEW MEXICO. Cute 3 bedroom, 2 bath, recently remodeled, CH/A, convenient to downtown, $950 month, $950 deposit. Available Sept. Call 912509-0316.

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Off ACL Blvd. & Westlake Ave. 2 & 3BR, 1 Bath Apts. Newly Renovated, hardwood floors, carpet, ceiling fans, appliances, central heat/air, washer/dryer hookups. $575$715/month for 2bdrs and $695-$850/month for 3bdrs, utilities may be added to rent if requested. 912-228-4630 Mon-Sat 10am-5pm www. *For Qualified Applicants* WE ACCEPT SECTION 8 *$250 Admin Fee

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Room for Rent ROOMS FOR RENT $75 MOVE-IN SPECIAL TODAY!! Clean, large, furnished. Busline, cable, utilities, central heat/air. $100-$130/weekly. Rooms with bath $145. Call 912-289-0410. *Paycheck stub or Proof of income and ID required.

2BR EFFICIENCY FOR RENT. $200 weekly, all utilities included. No ROOMS FOR RENT - ADULT deposit. Call 912-844-1200 or LIVING: $150 weekly. No 912-373-7952 deposit. Furnished rooms. All

utilities included. Call 912DUPLEX: 1223 E. 53rd Street. 844-5995 2BR/1BA $550/month plus $550/ deposit. One block off Waters Avenue, close to Daffin Park. Call 912-335-3211 or email Days/ Nights/Weekends. FURNISHED APTS. $180/WK. Private bath and kitchen, cable, utilities, washer furnished. AC & heat, bus stop on property. No deposit required. Completely safe, manager on property. Contact Darrell, (912)346-5583; Linda, (912)690-9097 or Jack, (912)342-3840.


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*16 Flagship Ct: 3BR/2BA, on culdesac. Central heat/air, furnished kitchen, new carpet/ paint, fenced yard $1250. *60 Altman Circle: 3BR/1BA $825. *72 Knollwood Ave: 2BR/2BA Condo $800. *2117 Brentwood: 4BR/1BA $910. Call 912-507-7934, 912-927-2853, *1905 E. Gwinnett: 3BR/1BA $750 or 912-631-7644. *1002 East 36th: 4BR/1.5BA $900. Several Rental & 127 Meadowlark Rent-To-Own Properties. Golfcourse View 3BR, 2BA $1385/mo GUARANTEED FINANCING STAY MANAGEMENT 352-7829


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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

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*11515 WHITE BLUFF ROAD: $625/month for 1BR/1BA Apt. with $500/deposit. *1303 EAST 66TH STREET: 2BR/2BA $775/month, $500/ deposit. *207 EDGEWATER ROAD. Nice location. 2BR/2BA, all electric, $795/month. *1812 N. AVALON: 2BR, 1.5BA $695/month. *COMMERCIAL SPACE: 310 & 320 E. Montgomery Crossrds. Upstairs $800-$1,200.


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ROOMS FOR RENT: $130 to $150/ wk. Washer/dryer, cable, on busline. Almost new house. Pay stubs & ID required. References. Call Jack, 912-342-3840 or Linda, 912-690-9097


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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