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Wednesday / 24 Film: Mystery Andy Warhol Tribute

The PFS is proud to salute the career, life and enduring influence of famed pop artist, cultural influence, experimental filmmaker and proto-media superstar Andy Warhol, who passed away suddenly 29 years ago this week. What will we show in his honor? 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $8

Nicole Hollander

Romeo and Juliet Southern Women’s Show 4 FRI / 26 - SUN / 28

This three-day weekend event features exclusive retail and boutique shopping, fashion shows, how-to demonstrations, gourmet cooking with celebrity chefs, free health screenings, beauty enhancement services and so much more. Don’t miss your chance to explore over 100,000 sq. ft. of some of the best products and services available on the market today - all under one roof. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. $8 advance, $10 at door Friday: 10am-8pm, Saturday: 10am-7pm, Sunday: noon-6pm

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The Savannah Stage Company presents this adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic. In this six-person cast and one hour long adaptation by Katy Brown, the movement from love at first sight to the lovers’ final union is unique. 8 p.m. Fri/Sat Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. $15 or Pay-What-You-Can

American Traditions Competition 4 THURS / 25

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline 4 SAT / 27

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The show traces the late star’s footsteps from her early honky-tonk days and radio fame through her rise at the Grand Ole Opry and triumphs at Carnegie Hall and Las Vegas. 8 p.m Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. $25 reserved seating, $22.50 for 4 Theater members

Competition requires diversity of its contestants and pianists, and demands concentration of our judges. This concert is the finals round, with quarter- and semi-final rounds occurring the previous week at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church. 8 p.m The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. $35 912-233-7764

Nicole Hollander is the creator of Sylvia, an internationally syndicated comic strip that appeared in over 80 newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, the Detroit News, the Boston Globe, and the Seattle Times. 7 p.m The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St.

Thursday / 25 Concert: American Traditions Competition

Our competition requires diversity of its contestants and pianists, and demands concentration of our judges. This concert is the finals round, with quarter- and semi-final rounds occurring the previous week at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church. 8 p.m Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. 912-233-7764

Lecture: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Armstrong State University and the Savannah chapter of Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) will host a lecture on innovation and entrepreneurship by Clegg Ivey, an accomplished entrepreneur, start-up business counselor. 11:30 a.m Armstrong State, 11935 Abercorn St.

Lecture: Lee Adler: Making Preservation Work

Fellow preservationist Kathy Ledvina explains how Adler made magic happen in Savannah’s quest to maintain its urban plan and architectural integrity. 5:30 p.m Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. $15 Learning Center members, $20 for visitors

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Winter Schpiel

Warm yourself this winter with our Schpiel about your Jewish food stories! 7 p.m Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn $8 JEA members, $10 non-members 912-355-8111.

Friday / 26 Black Male Summit

The event will begin with the morning keynote speaker Tavares Stephens, a poet, songwriter and educator. Nearly 200 standout juniors and seniors from the region, selected by guidance counselors and principals, have been invited to attend academic enrichment workshops and panel discussions, including the topics: dressing for success; playing in the NCAA; getting in to, and paying for, college; personal image; and a guide to becoming a professional. 9 a.m.-2 p.m Savannah State University, 3219 College St. 912-358-4338.

Concert: Widespread Panic

Georgia faves (see story this issue). 7 p.m Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Southern Women’s Show

This three-day weekend event features exclusive retail and boutique shopping, fashion shows, how-to demonstrations, gourmet cooking with celebrity chefs, free health screenings, beauty enhancement services and so much more. Fri-Sun. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. $8 advance, $10 at door

Theatre: Death of a Salesman

Collective Face Ensemble presents Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller’s unflinching examination of the American Dream that is as relevant today as it was the day it was written. Fri/Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $20 912-232-0018

Theatre: HMS Pinafore

Gilbert & Sullivan classic. 7:30 p.m. Fri/Sat, 3 p.m. Sun Asbury Memorial Theatre, 1008 E. Henry St $15-$10

Theatre: Broadway on Bull Street

The most beloved moments in Broadway history are featured in this dazzling two-

hour musical revue. 8 p.m. Friday/Saturday The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. Adult: $37 Child: $18 912-233-7764.

Theatre: Romeo and Juliet

The Savannah Stage Company presents this adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic. I8 p.m. Friday/Saturday Ampersand, 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. $15 or Pay-What-You-Can 912.421.9484.

Wild Game and Fish Fry Dinner

The Friends of the Coastal Gardens’ dinner includes alligator, venison, quail, Jim’s fried fish and hush puppies, venison chili, wild game stew, collards, butter beans, biscuits, desserts, beverages, and more. 7 p.m Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd. $50 912-921-5460.



Saturday / 27 A-Town Get Down

The sixth annual music and art festival celebrating the life of Alex Townsend. Over 25 bands and artists, including headliner, rock, R&B and funk masters Robert Randolph & The Family Band. An array of family activities and an open jam session. Tickets/cost: 12pm-5pm: FREE for all ages 5pm-Midnight: $25/General Admission $15/Student or Military (with valid ID) Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St.

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Join Kustom Hustle for fundraiser benefitting Jacob G. Smith Elementary School’s fitness trail renovation project. Kustom Hustle Tattoo, 348 MLK Jr Blvd. $10 suggested donation

Canine Disc Dog World Championship Qualifier

Contestants and canine teammates earn points. Benefits U.S. War Dogs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m Islands High, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. 912-656-5788.


Concert: Closer Walk w/ Patsy Cline

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Records, merchandise, vintage clothing, weird/bad art, collectible toys, leather work, and anything out of the ordinary. 11 a.m Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street.

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Jewish Health Fair

The Savannah Jewish Federation Greenberg Health Resources Fund makes genetic screening affordable. This panel discussion provides you with opportunities to have your questions answered, screenings for over 19 diseases and birth defects prevalent in Jewish men and women (made available by NxGenMDx), and snacks provided by Murray Gottlieb. 2-4:30 p.m Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn 912-355-8111.

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Race for Preservation

The Historic Savannah Foundation holds its tenth annual Race for Preservation. All proceeds benefit the HSF’s work. 8 a.m Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.

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The Seacrest Partners 10th Annual Race for Preservation includes a 5K Walk/ Run & 10k Run, awe-inspiring routes that take you through 5 historic neighborhoods, a stroller division in both 5K & 10k events, Race Day prevention & recovery consultations by Chatham Orthopaedic Associates, and a fun & festive environment filled with music and refreshments; beer by Moon River Brewing Company. 8 a.m.-noon Forsyth Park race-for-preservation/

Seuss Fest

Celebrate everything Dr. Seuss, from his magical characters to the joyfulness and lessons in each of his stories. Event attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character,. 10 a.m.-4 p.m Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Included in cost of admission ($7.50)

Monday / 29 Parables from a Jewish Perspective The event will feature Rabbi Moshe Silberschein, who teaches piyut, liturgy and classical rabbinic literature in Jerusalem to undergraduate and graduate students from all walks of life. 7 p.m Asbury Memorial UMC, 1008 Henry St. Free and open to the public 912-233-4351.

wednesday / 2 Film: 80th Birthday Tribute to Robert Conrad

PFS salutes iconic tough guy Robert Conrad, star of The Wild, Wild West, and Black Sheep Squadron, with a screening of Sudden Death (1977, Philippines), a grindhouse-style blast of snappy dialog, bare knuckle fistfights and crazy shootouts starring the buddy duo of Conrad and Felton Jarvis. 8 p.m The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $7

news & Opinion Editor’s Note

by Jim Morekis

SPEAKING OF City Council members and what they say on Facebook: First District Alderman Van Johnson recently posted a status critical of what he considers a double standard regarding public and media outcry about crime in Savannah: “Just a few months ago, during election season, every loss was significant & a matter of national security,” Johnson wrote. “Now the election is over, guns are still everywhere, the gunshots continue, but the outrage & righteous indignation is gone, the critics are silent & what was then is what is now, minus the rhetoric.” To be fair, in the category of “I’ll take ‘Outrageously Offensive Things Aldermen Have Said On Social Media Recently’ for $800, Alex,” Alderman Johnson’s comments are FAR from the worst or most controversial thing he could have said. He’s entitled to his opinion, and he isn’t alone in this particular one. However, there’s a really easy response. Here are just a few good reasons off the top of my head why, other than politics, some of the “outrage & righteous indignation” might have calmed lately: • The City and County are now on speaking terms again about the police merger, which actually stands a good chance of being salvaged — a chance which was virtually nonexistent before the election. • Hiring of new police officers is up and the officer shortage is decreasing monthly. • Arrests of violent offenders are up with increased local and federal cooperation, and it seems word is reaching the street level that the Wild West days of little consequence for gun crimes here are waning. For example, Aggravated Assaults With a Gun are down from this time last year, albeit slightly.

• Some of the high-ranking City officials who reportedly stood in the way of adequate hiring and competitive compensation of police are either out the door or packing their bags to leave. • City Council members are being tasked by Mayor Eddie DeLoach to focus on areas of particular expertise. In the crime area, for example, former police spokesman Julian Miller is taking a lead role.

“Maybe, just maybe, some of the outrage is gone because there is a sense that matters are at least beginning to get somewhat under control here?” All of this happened after, and as a direct result of, the election that happened only a couple of months ago and whose results Alderman Johnson seems to be unhappy with. (The new Mayor and Council were actually sworn in just a little over a month ago.) Maybe, just maybe, some of the outrage is gone because there is a sense that matters are at least beginning to get somewhat under control here? It seems that not only did a majority of voters opt for change —they are getting what they voted for.

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As I’ve written before, there seems to be a certain amount of denial in some quarters about the results of the election, and a concerted effort to continue the divisiveness of the campaign long after the actual campaign is over. The latest talking point from critics is that Mayor DeLoach is “too busy cutting grass,” a reference to the lawn care/landscaping business he owns. He’s not accomplishing anything, the line goes, because “he must have some more grass to cut somewhere.” Now, this would be a pretty funny go-to punchline if in fact the Mayor wasn’t accomplishing anything. But if anyone really thinks this is what a slow-moving administration looks like… Well, let’s put it this way: The former administration spent four years looking at a food truck ordinance without taking action on it. (As an aside, Savannah isn’t accustomed lately to Mayors with private sector experience; former Mayor Floyd Adams was the last to come from the business world.) Not that all is rosy. As I write this, there is the expected spike in violence after the usual lull at the beginning of the year. While aggravated assault with guns is down, aggravated assault without firearms is up. Total violent crime is up significantly over this time last year, though property crime is down. Shots-fired calls are also up significantly, though that is likely due to increased use of Shotspotter technology. If history is any guide, violence will continue to rise through the spring and peak in the summer, as it almost always does. And the DeLoach administration may or may not be up to the challenge. Time will tell if Alderman Johnson is correct in his assessment. But if you told me six months ago that Savannah would see this much change in this short a time... I’d have said you’d been mowing your lawn out in the hot sun too long. cs


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Tourism in Savannah: Balancing the journey and the destination By Jessica Leigh Lebos

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Oh my heavens, y’all, we’re so lucky to live here. That’s what the nice lady from Michigan told me breathily as we chatted in line at the Savannah Book Festival last Saturday. Betty had traveled thousands of miles in horrendous weather to spend time and money in our lovely city, and she and her best friend, Karen, were having a ball. They honest-to-God squealed when they found out I was a local, peppering me with questions about where they should eat lunch and whether they ought to take home a few clumps of Spanish moss in their suitcase. Naturally, I turned up the Hostess City charm, marking up their map and recommending they leave the moss alone unless they wanted to be scratchin’ themselves silly for the rest of their stay. I may have laid on the Southern accent a little thick, but in the sparkling sunshine of Telfair Square, it didn’t feel like an act. I love Savannah, and I love sharing it with others. Most of the time. Of course, there are other moments when residing in a wildly popular tourist destination makes a person cranky, like when you’ve been searching for a parking spot for 45 minutes and now you’re stuck idling behind a horse-drawn carriage as a gaggle of Girl Scouts takes 10,000 Instagrams of the Mercer Williams House. Or when a bachelor party rents the Airbnb next door and you’re up ‘til 4 a.m. listening to the groom puke in the azaleas. Or watching another 12-story corporate monstrosity gobbling up downtown parking places and views of the sky. While it’s wonderful to live where so many people want to visit, it definitely has its share of headaches. But Betty and the other purported 12 million visitors a year are an indubitable anchor our local economy, and their $2.6 billion of annual direct spending revenue buys a lot of ibuprofen. Tourism is also the single largest employment sector for the region, and those new hotels will create thousands more jobs—though not everyone believes that to be beneficial in the long run. (More on that in a bit.) It’s a tricky business, this balancing act of maintaining a good quality of life and showing our guests a good time. And we’re certainly not alone, promises awardwinning journalist Elizabeth Becker. In 8 her bestselling Overbooked: The Exploding

Author Elizabeth Becker talked tourism all week long. Photo by emily earl

Business of Travel and Tourism, she examines the $6.5 trillion global industry and how other hotspots handle the inevitable issues of oversaturation, regulation and degradation. According to her, Savannah is actually doing a pretty decent job. Becker gave a series of well-attended public talks last week, regaling diverse audiences from the grassroots Emergent Savannah to the tonier Downtown Neighborhood Association with her favorable assessments: First of all, we are undeniably gorgeous. Also, our short-term vacation rental ordinance may not be perfect, but we’re ahead of the game in that at least we have one. Most importantly, we know how to say “NO” to bad ideas. “I’ve not found another city that was so against cruise ships,” she said of our kibosh on a 2013 proposal. “I mean, look at the mess Charleston made. It’s rare that a city learns from other cities’ mistakes.” (I know y’all are grinning right now; we love it when we’re compared favorably against Charleston.) Becker admonished us to conduct a saturation study lest we end up like Venice, where vacation rentals have swallowed the ancient real estate market, leaving only 60,000 permanent residents in a fragile city that hosts 24 million visitors a year. In conversation, she also touched on the challenge of incorporating Savannah’s African American and slave history into the metanarrative of the city. (That effort is a focus of the recent formation of the Urban Savannah Chamber of Commerce and the African American Tourism Council.)

“The most important questions going forward are, ‘who are you?’ and ‘where do you want to go?’ I’m not sure you’ve figured it out yet,” she mused. We welcomed Becker as an enlightened guru with intimate knowledge of parts of the world most of us will never see (she counts Phnom Penh, where she was one of the only journalists granted an audience with Cambodian dictator Pol Pot, as a spiritual home,) but it’s important to note that her ideas aren’t completely foreign to us. When developing the city’s Dept. of Tourism Management and Ambassadorship in 2014, city staff passed around Overbooked as its inspiration for pro-active policies. “We recognize that we are in a dynamic environment and must be flexible and make changes when needed to protect neighborhood integrity while sustaining the industry,” says director Bridget Lidy. “We need to talk about the issues impacting our community and develop strategies to address them.” The hottest issue at the banquet table is is how the hospitality industry contributes to a perpetually subpar economic climate for many of its workers. Visit Savannah reports that half of the people with 25,000 hotel and service-related jobs make an average of $8.60 an hour—less than $16,000 a year. Federal guidelines cite a family of four that earns less $24,300 as below the poverty level. “These are poverty wages,” rails former Chatham County Commissioner John McMasters, who has been an outspoken proponent of wage reform in our local

hospitality sector. “Each new hotel built will only enlarge our poverty level, so the obvious conclusion is to either stop building hotels or find a way to raise wages. We are digging the poverty hole deeper and deeper while our quality of life degrades from the onslaught of increasing tourism.” McMasters has proposed to raise hospitality wages two dollars an hour, an idea fast gaining populist support on his Facebook page, though the business sector scoffs at such government-mandated sanctions. Since we’re about as likely to stop building hotels as we are to stop frying shrimp, an increase in 10 percent of the city’s paychecks could and would dramatically cut the city’s stubborn 28 percent poverty rate—and byproxy, reduce crime motivated by generationals poverty. From her world-sized view, Becker suggests the way for workers to advocate for better compensation is to organize. But that’s a difficult edict, as just breathing the word “union” around here gets people all huffy. Georgia’s despotic “right to work” laws keep unions weak anyway, and state legislators voted down a minimum wage increase last year. Can Savannah create a more livable wage for its hospitality workers on its own? It seems to be trying. In December, the City introduced the West Downtown Urban Redevelopment Plan, which gives incentives to downtown businesses to hire from the poorest neighborhoods and pay at least 25 percent above the $8.60 average—an increase along the same numbers as McMasters’ plan. Participation hasn’t quite caught on with big box boys, and perhaps citydirected negotiations among all the stakeholders can give the program momentum. Others maintain that tourism’s lowpaying gigs are an unfortunate but necessary evil. “Look, this is the service industry, and a lot of its jobs are for housekeepers and dishwashers,” says Tourism Leadership Council director Michael Owens. “But those jobs can lead to a true and real career path if someone wants to work.” Owens advocates for better training so that more minimum wage workers can move up the ladder, citing the example of the current general manager of a prominent hotel franchise who grew up in local Section 8 housing and started work at 16 in the back of the kitchen. “Every industry has to have bottom rungs. If you want to change how people move up, our focus as a community must

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SDRA Director Kevin Klinkenberg showed Becker popular sights and roads less traveled.

of Savannah’s prosperity. Still, some of our future plans seem questionable when seen from an outsider’s perspective. I have never experienced a longer or more awkward car ride than the detour taken to the site of the proposed arena site on the blighted west side. “Wow, this isn’t anywhere near your tourist corridor, is it?” murmured Becker. We were all glad to finally ditch the car and walk through Forsyth Park, where the sublime afternoon had enticed picnickers and basketball players and hammock dwellers out to our jewel of common greenspace. “It’s so beautiful and alive here,” she marveled, taking in a thatch of candy-colored azaleas. It was so gratifying to watch a world traveler like Becker become enchanted by Savannah, and I’d like to think we made as important an impression on her as she did on us. Like every other tourist, she’s left a bed of used linens behind, but her queries continue to ring on: Who are we, Savannah? Where do we want to go? I spend a lot of time trying to wrap my head around the complex, diverse nature of that first question, and I still don’t know. But I’ll tell y’all, as I sit on a shadowdappled bench in my favorite moss-draped square listening to the early morning buzz of a city readying for work and play, there’s only one way to answer the latter: Nowhere but here. cs

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be on education and skills,” he says. So how do we empower a capable, enthusiastic workforce while recognizing the reality of the free market? If Paris can figure out how to shuttle 7 million people a year up and down the Eiffel Tower, surely our council can draft regulations that prevent the corporate takeover of our tiny downtown without sending the rabid capitalists into a tizzy? Becker assures that it is possible to accommodate travel’s big boom without biting the hand that feeds us. “The key to good tourism is to do your planning for the people who live there,” she writes. Speaking of the bigger picture: For all of her whirlwind engagements around town, after three days in Savannah Becker had yet to enjoy much of the city outside of her Gordon Street bed-and-breakfast. I tagged along as Kevin Klinkenberg of the Savannah Renewal and Development Authority chauffeured her in a wide circle through the historic district and the contrasting neighborhoods, presenting a far more complete tableau than most tourists ever see. Slicing between blocks of fancy townhomes and blighted bungalows, we discussed how Slowvannah’s sleepy urban renewal efforts may have worked in our favor as it inadvertently preserved places culturally-rich areas like the historic Cuyler-Brownsville neighborhood. Klinkenberg and the SDRA are working to invigorate these once-thriving commercial districts and include them in the spoils


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Bikes: A high return investment by John Bennett

Charles Marohn has advice for cities that want to improve their economic conditions: Don’t go chasing smokestacks. The founder and president of Strong Towns, a nonprofit organization that aims to, “support a model of development that allows America’s cities, towns and neighborhoods to become financially strong and resilient,” describes a common sequence of events in a post on the organization’s website. Communities, desperate to attract new employers, decide to “(1) extend new infrastructure, (2) subsidize new development and (3) hope it works.” Marohn is one of two featured speakers at the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority’s first Savannah Urbanism Series event on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Savannah Station. The theme is “The Dollars and Sense of Urbanism” and it will explore how planning, design, and development patterns impact Savannah’s financial health. Instead of smokestack chasing, Marohn urges communities to “make the maximum use of their strengths while

remaining nimble enough to react to a fast-changing, global economy,” he wrote. “Today towns build massive amounts of infrastructure to induce new development. They do this while their existing infrastructure is underutilized and deteriorating.” What’s a better use for public dollars? “Bike and walking improvements are the highest returning investment a city can make,” he wrote. The event’s other featured speaker is Joseph Minicozzi, principal of Urban3, a consulting company of downtown Asheville real estate developer Public Interest Projects. Prior to creating Urban3, he served as the executive director for the Asheville Downtown Association. The firm’s philosophy is based on the notion, “that cities and towns are a ‘cubed’ or 3-dimensional representation of space. This space, created by the built environment, is the basis of urban design.” Minicozzi and his colleagues use an approach that involves, “measuring data, visualizing results; and digging deeper into policies’ effect on the built environment.” Part of Minicozzi’s work involves comparing the subsidies devoted to urban and suburban development. Some voices here in Savannah allege the suburbs sustain

the urban core, but Minicozzi suggests it is often the other way around with suburbs creating a burdens on cities. He advocates for dense, mixed use development. “Many policy decisions seem to create incentives for businesses and property developers to expand just about anywhere, without regard for the types of buildings they are erecting,” he wrote in an article published on Planetizen, a website that covers urban planning, design, and development. “I argue that the best return on investment for the public coffers comes when smart and sustainable development occurs downtown.” He warns communities cannot afford to continue subsidizing sprawl, which he describes as environmentally and financially unsustainable. SDRA Executive Director Kevin Klinkenberg said bringing Minicozzi together with Marohn was intentional. “We combed through a list of the best current thinkers in the world of urbanism, and felt these two were the best fit,” he said. “Chuck and Joe often do this type of event together, so we decided to bring them both in. Since we are starting to have discussions about a vision for the future of Savannah, we thought these two could help us frame the right questions. Their message of financial resiliency is one that is not often talked about in regard to planning.” Klinkenberg expects the pair will inspire, challenge and surprise their Savannah audience. “Both of these gentlemen have certainly inspired me to action in the past, and they surprise and challenge me with their observations, critiques and analogies. I find them both to be very entertaining, and willing to push me out of my comfort zone,” he said.

The timing of the event is important, according to Klinkenberg. “We have a tremendous amount on the table as a community for 2016 and beyond. Obviously we all hear about development projects as they come up, but at the same time we are setting the table for the future,” Klinkenberg said. “We make decisions every day in regards to infrastructure, transportation and zoning that set the course for many years to come. This series can help us make betterinformed decisions today, and also help us figure out where to begin.” The Savannah Urbanism Series: The Dollars and Sense of Urbanism includes presentations by Minicozzi and Marohn, lunch and a question and answer session moderated by Howard Morrison. “Our choices in envisioning the future can help or hurt our bottom line, in ways not often considered. As we plan for future infrastructure and development, come be part of the conversation to discuss how to maximize our own economic opportunity and quality of life,” according to Klinkenberg. cs Tickets and more information are available on the SDRA website:

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A world without paper? Not a chance, says Mark Kurlansky

Best-selling journalist checks the tech boom at Armstrong’s Mark Finlay Memorial Lecture Mar. 2

Mark Kurlansky is all over the map, literally and figuratively. The award-winning journalist and historian has written more than 30 meticulously researched books on topics from far flung fishing ports to frozen food to Basque culture to baseball. He has won a James Beard Award for food writing and a Dayton Literary Peace Prize. But it is Kurlansky’s treatises on the stuff we take for granted that really rattle the zeitgeist. His 1997 book Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World was an international bestseller and has been translated into 16 languages, and he shook up the way we look at our favorite seasoning with 2002’s Salt: A World History. His latest work is Paper: Paging Through History, due out in May. With his signature rigor and accessibility, Kurlansky tracks the origins of “one of the most essential pieces of human technology” and challenges its purported obsolescence in the age of computers. In fact, studying paper caused Kurlansky to rethink the role of technology in modern society, leading him to believe that the world could never “go paperless.” He’ll discuss such notions and more Wednesday evening, March 2 at Armstrong State University’s Mark Finlay Memorial Lecture. The annual lecture series debuted last year with musician activist Chuck Leavell and is dedicated to environmental stewardship, historic preservation and other pursuits of the late Dr. Finlay, who died in a car accident in 2013. We chatted with Kurlansky from his home in New York, where he writes notes with pen and paper. So what is this “technological fallacy” of which you speak? Mark Kurlansky: Well, in the process of doing this book, I’ve just completely changed my thinking about technology. The center of that is the technological fallacy, which is the idea that technology changes society. That’s completely backwards. In reality, society creates technology to facilitate the changes that it’s making. So if you don’t like the way society is going, you have to change society, you can’t blame it on the computers. I’m thinking about all of us with our faces in our tablets and phones. How do we change society back? [laughs] Karl Marx, of all people, talked

about that in Das Kapital. There was this movement the Luddites, who were weavers in England. Then a Frenchman named Jacquard invented a loom that was programmable with punch cards. Weavers were highly skilled and could command good salaries and all sorts of benefits, so this technology was created to undercut the power of these skilled workers. The Luddites reacted by smashing the looms. Nowadays people call someone who rejects technology a Luddite, but the original Luddites tried to create a movement. Karl Marx wrote later that they failed because they were attacking the machines instead of the problem, which was society. That’s still true. Machines are created and then society adapts to them. So technology makes some things easier but brings other problems, like devaluing human labor and effort? It depends. When technology devalues human labor like it did, say, during the Industrial Revolution, this wasn’t an outgrowth of industrialization, it was the purpose of it. When society switched from oral histories to the written word, Plato talked about how people weren’t going to have memories anymore and those who were just getting their information from reading wouldn’t have any “true knowledge.” I think of that line all the time when I’m in conversation with someone and they take out their phone and start Googling answers. Maybe that’s what Plato meant by no true knowledge! He was right, just a few centuries early? Well, you know, things take place and society moves on. The written word didn’t really destroy memory and there were still people with true knowledge, geniuses who went on to create and none of that stopped because they were using written language. I don’t believe it’s going to stop because people are using computers either. Will paper endure as a medium? Not only do I believe that, but everyone I talk to believes it—including people in the computer industry. Oh good, that means we newspaper people have job security. Actually, newspapers are an exception, but that has less to do with the future of paper than it does that newspapers suffer from an economic model that no longer works.

So when tech intersects with mass marketing, that’s when society changes?

Author Mark Kurlansky

What will be the most valuable form of paper? Well, paper for packaging is absolutely booming because of online shopping, so that will continue. Books will continue to do pretty well, that’s clear. They’re not going to be shoved out by e-books—that’s another fallacy, that new technology eliminates the old. Consider the fact that the candles are 4 billion dollar a year industry in the US alone, in spite of electricity! And while Adele and Taylor Swift are arguing about streaming their music, more and more people are buying vinyl records. So technology creates choices, which is a good thing. You reframe everyday products so readers come away never looking at these things the same way again. What do you want people to take away from Paper? I think that people will have the same experience I had writing it—I think they’ll completely rethink the role of technology in history. There’s a pattern I noticed in this book and in the other books I’ve written. In The Big Oyster, I write that Robert Fulton didn’t really invent the steamship, and in Birdseye, that Clarence Birdseye didn’t invent frozen food. Every kid in China is taught that Ts’ai Lun of the Han Dynasty was the inventor of paper, but he didn’t, because we have paper that was made earlier than his lifetime. So why do remember these people? Because these were the people not who came up with the idea but who understood why this idea was valuable to society. And often how to make money from it. It happened with computers, too. Steve Jobs didn’t invent computers, but he had commercial and design and marketing ideas that brought the technology to the public. He understood how society could use this stuff.

Everyone always says, “It’s a changing world.” I keep thinking, why are they saying that? There’s never been any point in history when it wasn’t a changing world! There’s the idea that it’s changing even more now than it ever did before, which I used to believe. But the more I look at history, I don’t think the changes we live with can keep up with the changes people experienced at the end of the 19th century. I mean, is the cell phone really as big a change as the invention of the telephone? Isn’t it though? We can Google anything, right? That’s a good example of what I’m talking about. Denis Diderot in the 18th century was a leader in the Encyclopedism movement. He said that eventually encyclopedias weren’t going to be able to catalog everything, libraries either, because there was going to be so much knowledge. After tremendous advances in information and science during WWII, Vanover Bush wrote an article in 1945 which influenced the whole generation of people who created computer software. He said the same thing Diderot said: We need to be able to put all of this knowledge in one place so that it interconnects and it’s easy to access. That’s the idea of computers—it was never to replace paper, it was never to replace books. What’s the next commodity you’re putting under examination? I’m doing a book about milk and that industry. Milk is so interesting, because it’s kind of odd, you know, to think about that moment when people decided, “let’s stop having our bodies produce this food for our children and instead let’s have animals do it.” Fascinating stuff. I’m also working on another book about salmon. Now that’s a really interesting animal, very poetic. The thing about salmon is that it’s under environmental pressure. It touches so many issues, deforestation and pollution, and all sorts of things that screwing up the dams. If we can figure out to keep salmon going, we can save the world. cs

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Yair Muñoz and ‘the idea of the possible’ things that I’m going to do to keep myself accountable.” “Deferred action” sounds like “I don’t By Orlando Montoya want to deal with it.” Muñoz didn’t say that SAVANNAHPODCAST.COM when others asked for help. Neither did a private foundation that helped pay his THE WORDS “deferred action” kept runtuition. ning through my head after I spoke with The university lists out-of-state tuition recent Armstrong graduate Yair Muñoz. as $9,500 per semester, about three times President Obama gave us “Deferred the in-state cost. Without documents, he Action for Child Arrivals” in 2012.  This paid full freight and drove to school withpolicy has brought hundreds of thousands out a license. of undocumented immigrants out of the Both crimes landed him in jail. Once, an shadows. officer pulled him over and booked him. In Muñoz was brought to this country 2013, he stood up at a Regents meeting and when he was nine years started talking about old. He thought the bus tuition inequities. from Mexico was part Why could Beauof some kind of a game. fort County residents The kid didn’t know anypay in-state tuition thing about borders. but he could not? Do Settled by his parwe punish the sins of ents near Valdosta, he the father here? He later spent 12 hours didn’t stop arguing a day picking veguntil they escorted him etables. The only break to the clink. he got was when the “We wanted to start trailer filled up and ran a conversation,” he says to the warehouse. of his act of civil dis“Deferred action” obedience, one that sounds like “procrasthrust illogic into the tination,” “waiting” or spotlight. “We wanted “laziness.” I don’t think people to become interanyone would say those “We wanted to start a conversation,” ested in the issue.” he says of his act of civil disobediwords about the hardObama’s “deferred ence, one that thrust illogic into the working Muñoz. action” gave Muñoz He spoke no English, spotlight. a driver’s license and had no documents and, legalized his construcafter a wrenching deportion jobs. (The scholartation, had no father and ship only covered so just about no dreams. But did he “defer much. So he remodeled homes while in action” for a better future? school!) “I was going to do whatever I had to do Still, don’t the words sound threatento get an education,” he says of his middle ing? Like they might come and deport and high school years. “I wanted to reprehim in the future? Or maybe the “action” sent the idea that it was possible.” implied isn’t an arrest but citizenship?  I An English teacher, Rosetta Coyne, con- hope the latter. Because Muñoz can’t work his way out of vinced him that he could surmount the this one. It’s not that simple. And if anyone mountains ahead of him. I almost don’t have to write that he graduated fifth in his deserves the full rights and responsibilities of being called an American, it’s this high school class. But now came Armstrong! A beast more man. “If you start counting the costs, you’re daunting than “La Migra,” college tests going to give up,” he says. “But when you your will. Muñoz knew that he wouldn’t decide ‘This is what I’m going to do,’ it survive without help. doesn’t matter what it takes. Just take So he surrounded himself with fellow undocumented students and became their action.” This inspiring biology major is planning advocate as a leader in SUYA (Savannah on medical school. But first, he’s orgaUndocumented Youth and Allies). nizing a medical mission trip to Central “It was more not just me helping people America. You can help him out at: but them helping me,” he says of his activism. “I make sure that I say a lot of the


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What happens to hospital wastewater?

The recent Ebola scare in the U.S. got me wondering: How is hospital wastewater handled? Does it just go straight into the regular sewer? It would seem like they must rinse some pretty nasty stuff down their drains. —Scott Boy, do they ever. And is such sewage, like Chicago recycling, commingled? You bet it is. In developed countries that don’t regularly enjoy epidemics of intestinal diseases, the World Health Organization figures it’s generally OK for hospitals to dump their wastewater right into the municipal system with all the other crap. It’s worth spending some time on what it is we’re flushing, though. If you’re picturing hospital discharge brimming with Ebola-laden blood and other infectious effluvia, my friend, you’re not quite thinking big enough: there’s viruses and bacteria, of course, but the stuff we use to treat various maladies also has the potential to cause real headaches—despite significant concentrations of pain relievers in the wastewater mix. Here’s a grab bag: Chemicals. Estrogens, for instance, which can at certain concentrations lead

to birth defects, reduced fertility, and breast and testicular cancer in humans, and in male fish can essentially induce a sex change—an effect that’s been observed at the discharge sites of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs, in the lingo). Interacting with the chlorine used by WWTPs, estrogens can also form chlorinated byproducts whose effects are unclear. (In general, as I explained a few years back, the fact that we don’t know how the various medical residues in the sewage system interact with one another is a matter of slight concern.) Painkillers like acetaminophen, meanwhile, are found in relatively high concentrations in hospital wastewater. And don’t forget about inorganic chemicals, such as those found in X-ray and MRI contrast media, and disinfectants. Radioactive waste. Hospitals aren’t dumping it directly down the drain—er, one hopes—but still, patients who ingest radioactive isotopes, say, as part of an imaging procedure, will pass some into the toilet. Studies have found radioactive medical residues in sewage, surface water, and food chains, including high levels of technetium and radioactive iodine in algae, seaweed, fish, and freshwater mussels that had the misfortune of living downstream from plants that treat hospital wastewater. (And that humans might subsequently be dining on.) The workers in such plants were found to have received measurable doses, too, but nothing sufficient to cause alarm. Antibiotics. If you’re concerned about picking up Ebola while splashing around in the municipal sewer, Scott, you’ll be heartened to learn that some studies have found that the concentration of bacteria and viruses can actually be lower in hospital wastewater than it is in your given municipal effluent, largely due to the antibiotics

that are also in the system. Unsurprising, really: we use a lot of antibiotics overall (more than 50 million pounds are produced annually in the U.S.), and 25 to 75 percent of what’s administered passes through the recipients’ bodies unmetabolized. Antibiotics running wild in the water system encourage the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, such as the famously unpleasant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA; hospital wastewater has been found to have antibiotic-resistant bacteria at two to ten times the level of regular domestic wastewater. So we know there’s a bunch of questionable stuff in hospital wastewater, though our understanding of what it’s doing to the environment (and, in turn, us), is limited and varies depending on the substance. Currently, as I mentioned, hospitals direct their effluent to the nearest municipal treatment plant by way of the sewer. OK, but: Are those plants actually equipped to filter all this stuff out? With what’s going on in Flint, Michigan, I can’t say the American way of water filtration’s looking all that robust right now. And what happens when, for instance, heavy rains cause the system to overflow? Better to dump the affluent into the sewers, I say. Other options exist, but are rarer: some hospitals treat their wastewater in situ and then release it into the nearest stream— which technique requires strict public oversight, for obvious reasons—and some use a combination of the foregoing, treating their output on-site and then pouring it into the municipal system for a second round of treatment. Where does that leave us? At the reality that, as a 2010 study in the Journal of Hydrology put it, there remains “no specific treatment to remove, at high percentage, all the kinds of micropollutants

typically found” in hospital wastewater; another paper bemoaned the “remarkable paucity” of information regarding the downstream impacts of such untreated waste, and suggested that what’s needed are separate systems for treating hospital wastewater—a “matrix of treatment scenarios.” Reverse osmosis, for instance, could remove endocrine-disrupting compounds such as estrogen. Nanofiltration takes out certain pharmaceuticals. Patients whose treatment involves taking in radioactive materials could relieve themselves into a separate system, their waste set aside for special processing. Given the expense of such technologies, though—and an absence thus far of any clear medical-wastewater horror stories—you couldn’t call this a number-one priority. cs By cecil adams Send questions to Cecil via or write him c/o Chicago Reader, 350 N. Orleans, Chicago 60654.

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Man shot, killed on Church Street

Detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred at 10:40 p.m., Feb. 17, in the 1300 block of Church Street. “Officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area and discovered James Lamara Johnson, 37, deceased at the scene,” police say. “The suspect is described as a thin, dark-skinned, black male approximately 5’9” with a short haircut, believed to be late teens or earlier twenties. The suspect was last seen wearing a gray jacket over a black long sleeve shirt, running east on Church Street.” Police are asking the public’s help in finding a possible suspect, Romaine Rontrez Gray.

Man stabbed on Bay Street

Detectives are investigating an aggravated assault that resulted in serious injuries at approximately 2 a.m., Feb. 19, in the zero block of West Bay Street. “When Downtown Precinct officers responded to the scene, they found Case Johnson, 58, suffering from multiple knife wounds. Johnson’s wounds are considered serious, but he is in stable condition,” police say. “The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30 years old, wearing a dark jacket, blue jeans and a baseball hat. He was reportedly armed with a large knife and fled the scene on foot.”

Two teens shot on Westside

Detectives are investigating a shooting that injured two teens Wednesday afternoon Feb. 17. “At approximately 3:30 p.m., officers responded to the 4300 block of Worth Street, where a 15-year-old male was located suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Reportedly, the victim was shot at 48th and Bulloch streets, then transported by an unknown vehicle to the Worth Street location,” police say. “Moments later, officers responded to the 700 block of Atlanta Street, where a 16-year-old male was found with serious

Arrests made in liquor thefts

Romaine Rontrez Gray is wanted for Feb. 17 murder

injuries from gunshot wounds as well. ShotSpotter alerts were also received in the area at the time of the event.”

Arrest in failed drug transaction

Detectives investigated a failed drug transaction turned robbery at approximately 9 p.m., Feb. 16, near a restaurant in the 2700 block of Montgomery Street. Lloyd Ramon Bellinger, 40, is charged with conspiracy to commit a drug sale of Percocet. SCMPD patrol officers, K-9, and detectives responded to the scene in reference to a report of an armed robbery. Bellinger reportedly robbed the female victim with a BB gun and fled the scene.

Police charged two suspects and are searching for three others suspected of stealing bottles of liquor from a package shop on the 7100 block of Skidaway Road in multiple incidents. Wednesday, Kadijah Wright, 21, turned herself in after learning Islands Precinct investigators linked her to a Jan. 13 liquor theft through surveillance footage. “The recording showed Wright concealing drinking alcohol in a large purse as a female accomplice distracted store workers. Without paying, the two women exited the store,” police say. Wright is charged with theft by shoplifting. She received the same charge during a Feb. 7 arrest, when surveillance images captured earlier that day linked her to a liquor theft at the same package shop. Investigators identified Wrights accomplice in the Jan. 13 case as Amber Taylor, 21. Taylor remains at large. Feb. 13, investigators charged Antonio Wyche, 23, with theft by shoplifting. On Jan. 21, surveillance images showed him removing liquor from store shelves, but failing to pay before leaving. The day of the shoplifting, Metro officers arrested Wyche on unrelated drug charges.

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“Military Intelligence”: The head of U.S. Navy intelligence has for more than two years been prohibited from accessing classified information (as the Pentagon disclosed to The Washington Post in January). Vice Admiral Ted Branch came under investigation in 2013 in a corruption scandal involving a foreign defense contractor and various Navy personnel and might have been suspended from all duties — except that, given the political gridlock in Washington, no consensus candidate has emerged. No charges have been filed against Branch, but before he enters any room at the Pentagon, classified material must be stowed away.

Recurring Themes

• New World Order: (1) Yet another woman gave birth to her own granddaughter in January. Tracey Thompson, 54, offered to be the surrogate mother for her fertility-challenged daughter, Kelley, and delivered a 6-pound, 11-ounce girl at The Medical Center in Plano, Texas. (2) After notable successes in the United States, Latin America claimed in December its first transgender pregnancy after Ecuadorean Fernando Machado announced he was expecting a child with his partner Diane Rodriguez. Fernando used to be “Maria”; Diane used to be “Luis”; and though both undergo hormone therapy, they have retained their birth organs. • Overexcited police departments occasionally feel the need to safeguard towns by zealous enforcement of anti-gambling laws. In November, police in Altamonte Springs, Florida, raided the Escondido Community Clubhouse, formally shutting down the retirement village’s games of bingo, bunko, penny poker and — most controversially — the weekly sessions of the culturally venerated mahjong. Although none of the games is illegal under state law, advertising for-money games is, and the notices in the Heritage Florida Jewish News were such attention-getters that the pots for the games often grew to exceed the $10 legal maximum. (Given mahjong’s sociological significance, news of the bust was even reported in Jerusalem’s Times of Israel.) • Perspective: On the heels of a similar program in Richmond, California, Washington, D.C.’s D.C. Council authorized

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latest casualty in public schools’ relentless funding in January to pay stipends to insistence on “zero tolerance” of any devinotorious criminals if they stop committing crimes. Police would identify up to 50 ation from rules. Gateway Middle School in Killeen, Texas, suspended Ruelas residents likely to violently offend again for two days for what others called his in 2016 and offer them periodic cash pay“heroic” assistance in gathering the girl ments plus special training and educain his arms and taking her to the nurse’s tional benefits — as long as they stay out office — while the teacher, following “proof trouble. Officials in Richmond (once overwhelmed by gun deaths) say their pro- cedure,” waited passively for a nurse to gram, commenced almost 10 years ago, has email instructions. (Ruelas had defied the teacher, declaring, produced a 76 percent drop “(F-word) that — we ain’t in gun-related crime. got time to wait for no • Reports of the promiemail from the nurse.”) nence of animal urine in The school district’s various cultures’ health regisuperintendent later cited mens have surfaced periodii am quietly a federal law that he intercally in News of the Weird, amassing preted as justifying the and in December, in Al Qundelegates procedure. fudhah, Saudi Arabia, a shop • Age-Old Prank Fails: selling camel urine (with Will Lombardi, 19, was a long history of alleged charged with arson in medicinal qualities) was Northampton, Massachuclosed by authorities after setts, in January after he they found 70 camel-urine acknowledged that “probbottles actually filled with ably” he was the one who shopkeeper-urine. left a flaming box of excre• About a decade ago, sevment on the front porch eral fast-food restaurants of the family with whose (especially during evening daughter he was feuding. shifts staffed by sometimes The fire was supposed to inadequately trained managers) were plagued by a prank phone-caller, alarm the victim, who would try to stomp it out, thus spreading the feces and soiling posing as law enforcement requesting the stomper’s shoes. In this case, however, investigative help, asking managers to the fire had spread a bit. (Bonus: Lomstrip-search employees for “contraband” bardi’s box selection was a used mailer and to describe the searches in real time with Lombardi’s name and address still to the caller. (A suspect was arrested, and readable.) the calls stopped.) Managerial judgment • Least Competent Criminals: (1) In was also on display at a Morro Bay, CaliforJanuary, a 27-year-old man in North Pole, nia, Burger King in January when a prank Alaska, became the most recent forced to caller somehow convinced BK employees flee a crime scene on foot because he had to begin shattering the store’s windows locked his keys inside the getaway car. He because of a purported “gas leak.” Several windows were smashed in, and an investi- was identified by surveillance video outside the two businesses he burglarized, gation of the call is ongoing. but he was still at large. (2) Also in Janu• Awkward: In January, Israeli television journalist Eitam Lachover became the ary, David Boulet, in Tacoma, Washington, became the most recent to haplessly try to latest to be injured in a high-profile test of steal a police car. As officers chased him on a “protective” vest when he volunteered an earlier charge, Boulet spotted a parked, to be stabbed on camera for a news segment. Vest company officials’ faces turned marked squad car (with lights flashing), but apparently thought, in the night’s quickly sour as the blade penetrated the darkness, that the car was momentarily vest (though the wound was described as unoccupied. He climbed in — and landed “light”). on the lap of a Tacoma police sergeant in • In January, 15-year-old Anthony the front seat. Ruelas, trying to rescue a classmate gasping from an asthma attack, became the


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• Undignified Deaths: (1) A 47-year-old man in Saint-Marcel, Italy, fell to his death in January as he leaned over a balcony railing to shake crumbs off his tablecloth after breakfast. The tablecloth reportedly slipped from his hands, leading him to (unsuccessfully) reach for it. (2) A 58-yearold driver dressed except for pants was killed in January in Detroit when he was thrown from his car by a crash. A Michigan State Police spokesman reported that the man had been viewing pornography as he drove.


News of the Weird’s long-time supercreative serial litigant Jonathan Lee Riches filed yet another claim in January — against the Tennessee couple identified as winners in the recent $1.6 billion Powerball lottery. John and Lisa Robinson, Riches says, “owe” him half their winnings because he says he sent their daughter (and his pen pal), Tiffany, $20 to buy Powerball tickets. Riches’s lawsuit, written in longhand, claims that he and Tiffany were to be married and move to “a remote island full of milk and honey.” Riches had been serving a federal prison term for parole violation, but his current situation was unreported (except that he now claims an alias, “Jihadi Schitz,” and wrote from a Philadelphia mosque). It is expected that this lawsuit will suffer the same fate as his against, among others, George W. Bush, Britney Spears, Steve Jobs, Nostrodamus, Plato and the various Kardashians.

A News of the Weird Classic (October 2011)

A judge in Nice, France, ruled in September (2011) that Article 215 of the French civil code (defining marriage as a “shared communal life”) in fact requires that husband and wife have sex. A husband identified only as Jean-Louis B. had evidently lost interest years earlier, and his wife was granted a divorce. Apparently emboldened by her victory, she then filed a monetary claim against the husband for the value of his 21-year-long lack of service, and the judge awarded her 10,000 euros (then worth about $13,710 — $653 a year).


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Georgia’s Widespread Panic celebrates 30 years by anna chandler

venue. I recommend taking the trip at least one time. It’s fun: the keywords are ‘all-inclusive.’ Just like the word ‘free,’ big words go a long way! It’s a typical resort on the gulf with a friendly staff, the amenities were great at Hard Rock—they know what they’re doing down there.

So looks like y’all are in Missouri today, is that right?

2016 is Panic’s 30th anniversary. Is it hard to believe it’s been that long?

Yep! St. Louis, the gateway to the south on the mighty Mississippi. It’s a beautiful day—a little windy, beautiful weather.

Sure doesn’t seem like it. To be honest with you, I think for the majority of us, 25 years was the stellar point. 30 years is awesome, I’m not complaining! But when you reach that 25-year mark, that was a big deal for us, only because of our predecessors in rock ‘n’ roll and how long some of these guys have been together. I‘m not going say there’s a light at end of tunnel at 30, but it’s

You just returned from Panic en la Playa a few weeks ago—that looks like an absolute blast. It’s an awesome time! Great weather, great

like a fine cake that’s not ready to come out of the oven yet—it’s still in the process. So what’s the secret to successfully touring and playing with the same folks for that long? A big part is the creativity and the respect we have for all of us and the desire and passion for the music. I think those are key elements. Once you get on the road, you forget about little incidentals: your favorite meals, your favorite bed pillow, your routine you go through when you are at home. There is all that’s involved in touring, but you gotta be more susceptible to being able to change. Night after night, day after day, your routine changes, your sleeping pattern definitely does change.

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Widespread Panic hardly need an introduction in their home state of Georgia. The Athens road warriors are celebrating 30 years of success in 2016: they’re heading back down south, they have a new album, perhaps one of their best yet, Street Dogs, released in September 2015, they’ve still got sun on their shoulders from the annual Panic en la Playa, an all-inclusive vacation getaway complete with four Panic shows, special guests, and relaxation and at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. After all these years, loyal fans still come out in droves for Panic’s one-of-akind blend of Southern Rock, jam music,

and honest-to-goodness rock ‘n’ roll. Longtime Panic drummer Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz is ready to be back in the Hostess City so he can sip “the sweetest tea around,” get in a few rounds of golf over at the Westin’s range, and see the generations of “Spreadheads” that keep the music alive.


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I think giving everybody their space, giving everyone, I guess, the opportunity to express themselves, be it musically or verbally, I think is a big key, you know? And when it’s time for the tour to end, or time for us to take a week or two off, we all kind of go our own ways, recharge our batteries and come back.

the music.

Why do you think that is?

You recorded your last album, Street Dogs, up at Echo Mountain in Asheville. I’ve heard nothing but fantastic stuff about that place. I understand y’all found it to be your most positive recording experience yet.

After all this time playing together, is there like a collective consciousness that happens between all of you when you play live now?

Echo Mountain is an awesome place! The staff there is great, and Asheville is a beautiful town. We were fortunate to have John Keane help us produce it, ‘manning the buttons,’ so to speak. And after—Lord, I forget how many—15, 16, 18, you look at each product as a new venue, because you come out, and it’s all about performance. We had this product, this album, this CD, in the can for about a full year before we actually recorded the live sessions. But you know, we’ve been very fortunate to where people have believed in us to where they felt like it was time for us to put out a product, so they were more than gracious to help us along in that whole process, and it is a process—it doesn’t just drop on you over night. Street Dogs is awesome. Some of my favorite ones are Dirty [Side Down]…Ain’t Life Grand is a good one. The most favorite of our fans though, is our first, Space Wrangler.

It was the first one, the first product we distributed back in ’88. I think everyone likes to grab ahold of that one and see how we’ve progressed over the years. I think there’s a progression. I believe that it’s just like anything else: babies start out and mature, and you see it develop into the person it is. Or, I should say, the monster, as it is now. [Laughs] There was a t-shirt a while ago some folks designed for us, it was a six-headed monster with all of our faces as the heads of the monster. Love those bootleggers!

That’s what keeps it lively! In answer to previous question: when you’re on the bus and you’re traveling from venue to venue you talk about whatever the case may be, it’s always been enriching and enlightening, having different interests and goals about anything: live recordings, or what your favorite restaurant was in previous town, what your buddies are texting you about. It’s just normal routine. I think the music stands along as another entity; we spend more time with our personal things than we do the four hours we’re performing on stage. It’s unique, but yet it’s humbling, because you know, to be out here for thirty years, we couldn’t have done it without the support of our hands and the people who believe in

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You’re still living in Athens, right? Yep! I live close to the city. Great town, great music town. We just finished two nights there when we came back from Mexico, it was awesome. I migrated to Georgia 1986; I’m originally from Texas. We all congregated via the help of UGA, that’s how everything got snowballing. Panic has those distinct Allmanesque, Georgia-mud moments; were you inspired by those sounds when you moved here?

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When I personally moved to Athens, Georgia, in October 1986, I was already in my early 30s, whereas the boys were in their late teens and early 20s. There’s a little bit of age difference there, and to be honest with you, I was kind of fed up with the music scene. I was living in Austin for 10 years previous to the Athens move, and I was a bit tired of the scene, and I met these guys and it kind of turned things around for me, and I’m glad it did, because they were young, they were fresh, they were new to their instruments, so to speak, I could see the passion, the desire, and the drive. This is what they wanted to do. Living in Austin, Texas, it’s a huge music town. It’s kind of like a dog-eat-dog world in that music scene there—which is incredible, but it just wasn’t for me. But I stuck it out for 10 years because it was my livelihood. I thought a change would be nice and ended up in Athens, Georgia via a close friend of mine I grew up with in Texas. He had suggested the move…that’s how I came up in this whole festival environment. What kind of stuff were you playing in Texas? Country-Western, reggae, Caribbean, to pop, to jazz—basically I was a [sic] hire-forgun percussionist. It was fun; I would do sometimes three different shows a night: early jazz show, then do a matinee, then go to another club at night. It was that lifestyle for almost 10 years. It was a whole different scene in Athens music, and that had a major influence: that Allman Brothers, 38 Special, Lynyrd Skynyrd kind of vibe. Not that we imitate any of those bands, but that was a moving factor for these boys. In Athens, R.E.M. was hot as fire, B-52s,

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Yeah, you moved right in the defining moment of Athens music. That’s awesome. There was a lot of good music coming up that was the vitality of that town at the time, just like how Austin was in the ‘70s, as is the Bay Area in the ‘60s and ‘70s. I just happen to fall into it at the right time in Athens and, you know, like I said, hooked up with these boys, and we’re still putting miles on the bus. What are you looking forward to in 2016? A lot more shows! The venues have progressed, the fans have developed into their own little circles. We’re looking at a third generation of Panic followers— ‘Spreadheads,’ as they like to be called. It’s still as fun for us as it is for the fans to come out. There’s some excitement in the air for both entities, and that’s what keeps everything so vibrant, as well. And the fans and band members really don’t know what to expect once the evening starts! People still plan their vacation time to come to our shows, so that’s unique in itself. CS

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A-TOWN GET DOWN is back! The annual February celebration of arts, music, and the astounding impact that both can have on our lives takes place at the Charles Morris Center on Saturday. The sixth annual fest is held in loving memory of SCAD student Andrew “A-Town” Townsend, a creator, giver and explorer whose encouraging spirit permeates every inch of the festival. Get the most out of your day with visual art created before your very eyes, a wealth of music performed by world-class musicians, and plenty of time to mingle with your community.


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Get ready to dance and holler with the funky soul of pedal steel master Robert Randolph and his wildly fun and talented family band. Randolph came up playing the sacred steel in the House of God Church and was discovered while playing at a convention dedicated to sacred steel in Florida. Now, he takes his art all around the world, playing huge festivals and concert halls alike. Despite the miles on the road, awards, and sold-out crowds, the thirty-something doesn’t really consider his time in the limelight to be that different than his years spent playing on Sunday mornings. “It was just an easy transition for me,” he says. “It’s all a church. You bring the people together. We write these songs, play them, and it gives the audience a sense of joy. It’s a singalong-dance, everybody’s involved; that’s really, for me, what it’s about.” Fans of Earth, Wind & Fire and Sly & the Family Stone will adore the contagious energy that the multitalented Randolph and his family emanate. “We try to move people around,” Randolph says. “The bass player may play the organ, the organ player may play the bass. I may play guitar…it’s kind of funny, that’s how we grew up in church! Everybody had to learn how to play one of the instruments because one of the aunts or grandmothers would say, ‘Let them play this time!’ To keep parents from arguing, you had to switch it up; it gets fun.” Randolph’s own experience growing up 22 with music makes him a perfect headliner

for a festival that is rooted in the celebration of the positive impact of the arts. “What music did for me—and basically all of us as a band—we were still street kids, church kids all at the same time,” he explains. “The music was something we all turned to as a positive thing to keep our minds focused or give us something to hold onto. That’s what music, arts, dancing, singing does: it opens up the eye and opens up the heart, and it really becomes something that you just fall in love with. “I was just telling somebody the other day that, even if you take away all the fame and records, being on TV and touring, I would be just as happy sitting in my room practicing guitar. There’s something about it that puts you in a state of calmness. It’s Robert Randolph brings his funky soul pedal steel mastery to A-Town Get Down. always trying to expand and challenge yourself. Here I am today: I’ve met presidents, kings, queens, senators, you name Gill Landry | 5:30 p.m., Ballroom Danielle French | 4 p.m., Bishops Court it. I’ve been all over the world, and this is Singer-songwriter Gill Landry will bring Alberta, Canada’s Danielle French comwhat music has done for me, for all of us.” his Louisana-raised sound to the stage. poses songs for travelers, adventurers, and Andrae Murchison | 7 p.m., Patio Tent the wild at heart. Infallible Funk | 6:30 p.m., Ballroom One of the most talented and versatile Lil’ J | 12:30 p.m., Patio Tent Hip-hop rhythms and old-school funk trombonists of his generation, Savannah At just 13 years old, Jayden Dukes (Lil’ J) meet through Savannah’s own Infallible native Murchinson has played with the is creating quite an impact in the Savannah likes of The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Roy Funk. community with his six years of hip-hop Hargrove, The Count Basic Orchestra, and Isaac Smith | 2 p.m., Patio Tent songwriting and performance experience. many more. Local pop-folk singer-songwriter Isaac Arvid Smith | 6:30 p.m., Bishops Court Smith makes his A-Town return. Jacksonville’s Arvid Smith will showBring the kids out for crafts, portrait case a vast array of instrumental precision, Kay Dené + The Record | 3 p.m., Patio Tent Atlanta’s Kay Dené brings pop, rock, painting, fashion illustration, the Adobe from 12-string guitar to sitar, tanpura (a and soul to the stage with her band, The Digital Arts Lab, face paint, and ceramics, plucked stringed instrument), and swarawith Vinyl Appreciation on the decks to set manda (an Indian harp). Smith is joined by Record. the mood. Sandie Iythgoe on native drone flutes and Marques and The Marvelous Miracles percussion. | 9 p.m., Ballroom The Experience Collective Smith will also teach a workshop, Blues Marques and his Miracles brought the Check out the large-scale work in Bish& Slide Guitar, where attendees will learn ops Court created by this unique design 96 essential chords in the first ten minutes house down at last year’s Get Down with high-energy gospel and pure passion. studio. (!!!), finger style patterns, and slide tunings. A guitar is not required, but players Spin Art are welcome to bring their own. The work- Paris Monster | 9:30 p.m., Patio Tent Synth-pop, garage, funk and soul meet in Art Rise Savannah’s vinyl record splatshop is at 3 p.m. in Bishops Court. the sounds of Paris Monster. ter art station is always a favorite.


The Currys | 1:30 p.m., Ballroom | 4:30 p.m., Patio Tent

Enjoy warm harmonies and folk influences from this Americana trio. The Florida Ballet + Walter Parks | 5 p.m., Ballroom

A-Town Get Down tends to create and spark some really unique collaborations; this time, Jacksonville’s Florida Ballet has created original choreography to perform with A-Town regular Walter Parks’ musical compositions. Parks will also host his annual Open Jam at 1 p.m. in Bishops Court. The Get Right Band | 8:30 p.m., Patio Tent

With technical virtuoso, funk, and a whole lot of fun, The Get Right Band will get the crowd moving.

Randall Bramblett | 7:30 p.m., Ballroom

Blues/folk/gospel star Randall Bramblett brings his solo work to A-Town; the talented player has worked with the likes of Gregg Allman, Bonnie Raitt, and many more.

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Always a treat to see our amazing local choral youth sing their hearts out.

Every year, several artists are selected to collaborate on six panels; attendees can place a bid to take home the art at the end of the day. This year features an incredible slate of talent, including Debora Oden, Lee O’Neil, Clayton Walsh, Adolfo H. Alvarado, Katherine Sandoz, and Elizabeth Winnell. Artists Nick Cannon, Kimberly Valentinsson, John Golden, Tim Kelly, and Stephen Green will exhibit work, as well. CS

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Savannah Children’s Choir | 2:30 p.m., Ballroom

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In 1983, out of the sweat and brawn of the hardcore scene emerged a sardonic Did you ever think the Milkmen would band of kids with a folk mentality and loud reunite? amplifiers: The Dead Milkmen. Vocalist/ I did not think it was going to happen—I keyboardist “Rodney Anonymous” (Rodthought for sure it wasn’t going to happen! ney Linderman), guitarist/vocalist “Joe We got together to play benefit show for Jack Talcum” (Joe Genaro), bassist “Dave Dave—ironically, that was with Dan SeaBlood” (Dave Schulthise), and drummer sons—and again, I just assumed everybody “Dean Clean” (Dean Sabatino) shook in the former Dead Milkmen thought it up their hometown of Philadelphia with was just a one-off thing. snarky lyrics, hooky guitar progressions And it was a great event showing love and memorably absurdist melodies. and support. But four years after that, For twelve years, the Milkmen naviwe got asked to play Fun Fun Fun Fest in gated an unusual career, finding success Austin, Texas. The guy started asking a on college radio with songs like “Bitchin’ year ahead of time, and at first we said, ‘No, Camaro” and MTV favorite/timeless altwe’re not going to ever get back together love anthem “Punk Rock Girl,” signing to again, it just doesn’t Disney-owned Hollymake any sense.’ wood Records, and disBut over the course of banding in the wake of the year he convinced us. tendonitis and a comI think every single one mercial slump. of us said, ‘I like the idea, A 13-year hiatus folbut I’m sure no one else lowed, but it was cerin the band would.’ tainly not downtime It turned out we all for Genaro. The songwere thinking the exact writer, a soft-spoken, same thing—we all gentle fellow, was wanted to! recording solo material on cassettes, start- The Dead Milkmen are back together and recording, but Joe Jack Talcum What was that like, ing bands (Butterfly is still pursuing his solo work, too. getting back together Joe, with Sabatino, Photo by Ryan Johnson to write after all that Ornamental Wigtime? Did it feel the wam with Schulthise, same? Though Me Zoo, The Town Managers, The Fresh Breaths, The Yeah, there’s not really a big difference, Low Budgets, Ukebox, No! Go! Tell!), and the one being that years ago, a lot of the a slew of home recording-based projects writing was done in real time, in person. (Jiffy Squid, We’re Not From Idaho, Sock, We didn’t have the luxury when the Milkand The Cheesies). men was our full-time job of having time Now, The Milkmen are back with comto do things. Now, we’re a little more geopletely new material (Pretty Music For graphically separated and we all have our Pretty People); while Genaro is writing different jobs and families and things to and performing alongside Linderman, deal with, and we found that the Internet Sabatino, and Dan Stevens, who took the place of Schulthise, who passed in 2004, he helped us keep up our collaboration, but we wouldn’t have to be in the same place in has also remained faithful to his acoustic time to collaborate. solo work, touring extensively as Joe Jack So we’ll do things like make recordings, Talcum. put them in Dropbox. It could just be a riff Currently, his merch table is stocked with copies of Home Recordings: 1993-1999, or music without lyrics or an idea, and it would spring from there. Somebody would an intimate collection of tunes that are playful and gentle one moment, wryly sar- claim it—‘I have another part that would be put with this’—Rodney usually would castic the next. have an idea for vocals. Sometimes people Genaro brings his solo work to Savanwould submit songs completely fleshed out nah on the Kidnapped! tour, a roadshow featuring L.A. hip-hop/nerdcore act Cool- in that regard it was like it always was, just zey, goofball duo D&D Sluggers, and, at The with Dan Stevens in the mix.

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The Dead Milkmen are often referenced as early, original folk-punk; how do you feel about that genre’s evolution? Well, I didn’t even hear the term when we were starting on that, though that would describe us. I thought we made that up as a joke, but it really was kind of the origin of the music to begin with. It was in the early 2000s when I started seeing that actually being written as a real genre and being taken seriously. It seemed like it was taking off, especially with people playing acoustic versions, or playing music acoustically in punk style, where we were taking the folk style and playing it electrically—that’s how the Dead Milkmen style started, anyway—but I saw that happen and coincidentally, it was around the time I started playing shows acoustically with harmonica. Is that how a lot of your songs over the years have started out, on acoustic? From very beginning, I’ve written on an acoustic. I didn’t have an electric guitar at first. One of my inspirations was Bob Dylan in junior high school, that led me to write myself. My secondary inspirations

were the Ramones and The Clash, which was new music back when I was in high school. Were you inspired by Dylan lyrically? Lyrically, I always wanted to try to do something that would result in a laugh or two, so I wasn’t even trying to be like Dylan, except there might have been some mocking going on there, but not intentionally to be like that. I guess I was angry and confused. It was satirical at first, and I did like the Ramones humor. Some of that leaked in there, for sure, and then Rodney, when I started collaborating with him, we took the things into a new direction. He brought in a new take on funny and absurd in whole mix, like with ‘Bitchin’ Camaro.’ Okay, so how did ‘Bitchin’ Camaro’ happen? Was the intro improvised? The intro was a planned improvisation, and as I recall, Rodney got the idea overhearing a conversation...then he came up with all of the words. None of the spoken part was written; I knew that I was going to write what I considered back then hardcore music—I even wrote that on acoustic!—the chord progression, I got that down

put that on a little cassette, and I’m pretty sure we were inspired by the format of a song by Suicidal Tendencies called ‘Institutionalized,’ which had speaking overtop of the music and the hardcore bass part. But that song, they go back and forth, and we wanted one that would have the intro and then go into the fast part. That’s how I remember how it got together. When we took the song to the band at rehearsal we just explained, ‘We’re going to do this instrumental improvisation.’ Dave started playing that walking bassline, and just came together like that: you could snap your finger, and there it was, we had the song. Do you have plans to release any new solo material in the near future? I don’t know, I don’t have any plans. I’m thinking mostly about The Dead Milkmen. But since I’m always on the road and they don’t play as much as I would like, I do a lot of solo stuff on the road. It makes sense to have things to sell—that’s how you can fund tours. I’m grateful to have these Happy Happy Birthday To Me [Home Recordings] releases to sell.

Do you write on the road? I don’t have a steady hand! It used to be easier. For me to really do it, I have to be stripped and keep that time devoted to the creative process. Are you finding a lot of new fans at these Dead Milkmen shows? It’s become more of a family affair, because we see some old fans from way back now have kids. It makes perfect sense, but what surprises me is that they bring their kids to see us, too! cs

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Folk up your Friday at The Sentient Bean with Gunner & Smith’s Americana-laced folk. The Saskatchewan-based project combines evocative storytelling with graceful arrangements, wispy guitar, and robust vocals for fans of Fleet Foxes and noir-tinged folk. What began as singer-songwriter Geoff Smith’s folk project in 2010 has sprawled into a full indie country rock band. The project has morphed and evolved over the years, but their latest, a debut full-length entitled He Was Once A Good Man, solidifies the group’s alt-country direction with moody dips, jangly percussion, and warm harmonies. Smith credits time in the studio and working with producers Jordan Smith, Scott Neufeld, and Ryan Boldt for the solidification of Gunner & Smith’s sound. Sessions were rooted in spontaneity; live takes captured the essence and immediacy of the players’ dynamics. Smith is embarking on a solo tour, so audiences will get to hear stripped-down versions of the matured Gunner & Smith. Friday, February 26, 8 p.m., free, all-ages

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Reggae on the Rocks? Yes, please! Take advantage of Savannah’s sunny weather surge and hit the Bohemian for some rooftop time and radiant grooves. Hailing from Washington, D.C., FeeFree blends jazz, blues, reggae, and a killer horn section to create a cultural melting pot of sound. The band credits their hometown for their exposure to innumerable genres and musical styles, and the influence shows: the talented players come together to create something truly unique that laidback Savannah is sure to love. From sultry, watery grooves that demand a frozen fruity drink as accompiment to hard-hitting dance grooves, it’ll be a diverse night as Andrew Pfeiffer (guitar, vocals, trombone), Bryan Frank (drums), Garrett Clausen (bass, vocals), Cloud Cantfil (trumpet), and Jack Kilby (percussion and drums) fill the room with positive vibes and sunny sounds. Saturday, February 27, 9 p.m.


A modern master of the Hammond B3 organ, Ohio native Ike Stubblefield has led an outstanding musical career and continues carve a name for himself in many genres and styles. The Ohio native got his start playing keys with the Motown Review in 1968. to backed the likes of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Martha Reeves, and Rare Earth. In the ‘70s, he hit the stage with Al Green, Ike & Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, The Pointer Sisters, and many, many, more, splitting his time between San Francisco, New York, and London. A man of many talents, Stubblefield spent time as a studio musician, composer, songwriter and producer from 1976-1988, teaming up with industry giants like Phil Spector and Quincy Jones; at the same time, he was honing his Mini Moog skills and scoring music for film and television. In recent years, he’s played with The Derek Trucks Band, Susan Tedeschi, and Jimmy Herring; currently, he supports Papa Mali in New Orleans and Big Hat in Nashville and runs his own Atlanta recording studio. After a battle with cancer, Stubblefield is reinventing himself through his solo work; his Ike Stubblefield Trio showcases the keyboard wizard’s jazz, funk, and jam influences. Savannah’s Voodoo Soup kick off what’s sure to be a truly memorable night. saturday, february 27, 9 p.M, FREE

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Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Trivia Pour Larry’s Explicit Trivia Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint Trivia


Waits & Co., The Accomplices, Caleb and the Gents @the jinx

Turn your Saturday into an Americana night with The Jinx’s stacked bill of talented pickers n’ grinners. Atlanta’s Caleb and the Gents (Caleb Warren & The Perfect Gentlemen) have become Savannah faves, trekking up I-16 to deliver some of the finest Western swing, brass, and “brew-grass” around. 912 acoustic scene leaders The Accomplices and Waits & Co. are your happy hosts. saturday, february 27, 10 p.m., $5 Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Acoustic Thursday Z2 Jimmy Taylor Experience

Trivia & Games

The Britannia British Pub Trivia Mediterranean Tavern Butt Naked Trivia with Kowboi

Applebee’s Karaoke The Chromatic Dragon Karaoke Night Club One Karaoke Doodles Karaoke Thursday & Saturdays Flashback Karaoke Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Mediterranean Tavern Karaoke Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke World of Beer Karaoke


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

Carnival Bar Theatre The Downtown Delilahs present Scarlet

Harlots Club One Drag Show SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays


Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic

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Barrelhouse South Widespread Pre-Party w/ Electric Ewok Basil’s Pizza and Deli Danielle Hicks Duo Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton and the Myth Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt Congress Street Social Club Kota Mundi Fiore Italian Bar and Grill Anne Allman Huc-A-Poo’s Georgia Kyle Trio Jazz’d Tapas Bar Voodoo Soup The Jinx Milo, Dope KNife, Miggs Son Daddy Jukebox Bar & Grill StereoType Mansion on Forsyth Park Tradewinds Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Widespread Panic AfterParty w/ Charlie Fog Band The Rail Pub In For A Penny Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant

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Jody Espina Trio Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth & Kim Polote The Sentient Bean Gunner & Smith Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers The Warehouse Fig Neutrons Wild Wing Cafe Permanent Tourist Z2 Jimmy Taylor Experience

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 Cocktail Co. Cocktails & Beats Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond Hercules Bar & Grill DJ Little Lucky’s DJ Sweet Treat Melissa 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 Ampersand House of Gunt

Presents: House of Gluten Carnival Bar Theatre The Downtown Delilahs present Scarlet Harlots Club One Drag Show

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17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond Barrelhouse South Ike Stubblefield, Voodoo Soup Basil’s Pizza and Deli Solis Duo Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton and the Myth Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt Casimir’s Lounge Jackson Evans Trio Congress Street Social Club The Mustard Huc-A-Poo’s Anders Thomsen and the Downtown Sheiks Jazz’d Tapas Bar MS3 The Jinx Waits & Co., The Accomplices, Caleb and the Gents The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Kim Polote Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio Rocks on the Roof FeelFree Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers The Warehouse The Damn Straights Wild Wing Cafe Chase Martin Z2 Jimmy Taylor Experience


Applebee’s Karaoke Bay Street Blues Karaoke 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


Cocktail Co. Cocktails & Beats Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond Little Lucky’s DJ Sweet Treat Melissa Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces Treehouse DJ Phive Star

Bar & Club Events

Carnival Bar Theatre The Downtown Delilahs present Scarlet Harlots Club One Drag Show

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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 Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ray Lundy

The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon 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


Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee

Bar & Club Events

Ampersand Blues & Brews

Monday / 29

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mike with Craig Tanner and Mr. Williams Bayou Cafe Open Mic w/ Mallory Jen Cocktail Co. Monday Night Live Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon Wild Wing Cafe Eric Britt The Wormhole Open Mic

Trivia & Games

32 Degrees Midtown Grille and Ale House Trivia The Britannia British Pub Bingo 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 / 1

Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Thea, piano/vocals The Jinx Hip-Hop Night Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic Savannah Coffee Roasters Tongue: Open Mouth & Music Show hosted by Calvin Thomas Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman Wild Wing Cafe Chuck Cour-

tenay Z2 Live Music

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80 East Gastropub Trivia The Chromatic Dragon Board Game Night Coach’s Corner Trivia CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia Congress Street Social Club Trivia Fia Rua Irish Pub 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


Chuck’s Bar Comedy Open Mic


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


Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic



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culture visual arts

Tim Youd is just Flannery’s type Project combines literature, performance art, and some mad typewriter skills by Coy Campbell

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THE APPROXIMATE standard measure of thickness for a single sheet of copier paper is .1 of a millimeter. According to the Georgia State University Department of Physics, this stacks up to roughly 445,455 atoms deep. Fold that piece of paper once, and the Law of Exponential Growth kicks in; you’ve just doubled in size. Ten folds gets you the width of a human hand. Twenty-three folds lands you at one kilometer. Forty-two folds will take you to the moon. Eighty-one folds leaps out to the width of our galaxy, the Andromeda Cluster, or 127,786 light years across. At 103 folds of a single sheet of typing paper, you have expanded to a depth beyond the observable Universe, or, 93 billion light years. Beyond that isn’t presently imaginable. Between these tall orders of magnitude, it is entirely reasonable that Los Angelesbased visual artist Tim Youd could manage to tattoo an entire novel into a single page of paper. Begun in 2013, Youd’s ambitious 100 Novels Project has taken him all over the world retyping, keystroke for keystroke, the entire text body of notable works of literature on a single reloaded page, backed by a second sheet. In insistently detailed manner, Youd selects the very same make and model typewriter used by its original author, setting about retyping the entire book in a location germane to the origin of the work: All 209 pages of Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse were retyped on an Underwood Portable at the Godrevy Lighthouse in Cornwall, England. The 208 pages of Charles Bukowski’s Post Office were typed in the aptly named Terminal Annex of the Los Angeles Post Office where the author once worked for twelve years as a mail sorter. Forty-four novels into the project, Youd has settled into a routine. Having decided upon title, typewriter, and location, the days-long performance of retyping begins. This involves long hours of seated typing, which Youd takes in shifts while wel30 coming banter with his ambient audience.

It is not a performance that moves like a rock show. It is more a procession of chamber pieces filling the gallery space with semi-random syncopations of keystroke and conversation, something heard from down the hall. As each new line of text enjoins the blasted background, their meaning is lost, but continuing to input anyway suggests an intention far more genuine, a wry anecdote of authenticity in the otherwise indeterminate spectrum of time and how human beings must grapple with the finite amount we are allotted. What culminates after every letter, apostrophe, and comma is accounted for are two sheets of typing paper, overwritten

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with the text of an entire novel, facing each other in a diptych that formally suggests charred tile, words literally obliterated into the page. At the completion of the retyping, Youd then appropriates the very typewriter used in the making of the diptych for an accompanying sculpture also informed by contextual elements of the novel undertaken. Afterward, these objects occupy the gallery space they were created in, presiding in the taught, kinetic atmosphere left in the performative wake. Youd arrives in Georgia this month to present renditions of Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away, culminating in his keynote lecture “A Painting Is Not A Picture” March 2 at Arnold Hall for the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Art Of The Mind lecture series. “We try to bring in scholars, artists, and researchers who are doing work that spans a number of different disciplines,” says Beth Concepcion, Chair of the Writing Program and Dean of the School of Liberal Arts. “We’re interested in bringing guest speakers who are also excellent examples of collaboration, and his work really speaks to the heart of being

multidisciplinary. We don’t have a lot of artwork that really explains what it is we do here in The School of Liberal Arts, so the fact that he is presenting a performance with literary and sculptural aspects is great for us,” Concepcion says. “There is a visual art component after he’s finished his retyping, so it really ties a lot of the SCAD disciplines together very well,” she says. “I’m so excited for for this because he is going to be working on a typewriter, which some students have yet to see in action, and the fact that he is going to be camped out at Arnold Hall is going to force people to ask questions and really engage with his 100 Novels Project,” Concepcion concludes. cs Artist Tim Youd will begin retyping O’Connor’s Wise Blood at Andalusia Farm in Milledgeville, GA February 21-26, before moving his residency to Savannah. At SCAD’s Arnold Hall February 29-March 4, he will retype The Violent Bear It Away, concluding his performance at Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home March 5-6. He will present his keynote lecture March 2, 5pm at Arnold Hall, 1810 Abercorn St. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Dreaming the American Dream

Collective Face reinvents modern tragedy Death of a Salesman by Anna Chandler

The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble takes on Arthur Miller’s classic play Death of a Salesman this week at Muse Arts Warehouse. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama centers on salesman Willy Loman, an aging white collar worker still searching for the American Dream. At the end of a long career as a traveling salesman, Loman finds himself in a downward spiral. Trying to control a fantasy world in which he has a sense of power and significance, his mind lingers in the past, mulling over what might have been, while his family fights to bring him back to the present. A hard stare at American ideals, corporate culture, and the psyche, the modern classic, written in 1949, remains as relevant today as it did when it debuted. Eric Salles takes the lead as Willy Loman, with Julie Kessler alongside him as wife Linda. Chris Stanley and Zachary Burke take on the roles of the Loman sons, Happy and Biff, respectively, with April Hayes as The Woman, Mark Rand as neighbor Charley, Michael Moynihan as Uncle Ben, Loman’s older brother, Chad Hsu as Howard Wagner, Loman’s boss, and Stanley, a waiter, Nory Garcia as Jenny, Charley’s secretary, Emily Rice as the beautiful Miss Forsythe and Sara Makar as Letta, Miss Forsythe’s friend. Required reading for many a high school student, Death of a Salesman (often cited as an American version of a Greek tragedy) may be a familiar story to many, but Director David I.L. Poole, known for his engaging and wonderfully creative set design, is ready to bring contemporary flare to the production. “The play’s original title was The Inside of His Head,” Poole shares. “With the set and the staging, I have re-imagined the play conceptually.” The Collective Face’s adaptation will depict Loman existing and fighting not only against the world around him, but also within his own consciousness. “His suffocating world is the company of actors who remain onstage as a ‘Greek chorus’ throughout the performance,” explains Poole. “I believe this staging perfectly complements Arthur Miller’s text and highlights the emotional relationships among the family, Willy’s mind, and the world around him.” Death of a Salesman kicks off Collective Face’s “$10 @5 Until” Student Rush Program. Students with a valid ID who make it to the box office 15 minutes before curtain will be placed on the rush list; at five minutes before curtain, unclaimed seats will be released with that discounted ticket price on a first-come, first-served basis. While there’s no guarantee of a seat, it’s certainly a new and innovative way for students to score an enviable spot in the Collective Face audience, which tends to fill up quite quickly. CS

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The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble Presents: Death of a Salesman


Feb. 26, 27, March 4, 5, 11 and 12 (Fridays and Saturdays) at 8 p.m. Feb. 28, March 6 and 13 (Sunday matinees) at 3 p.m. $20 general admission, $15 students, seniors, and military Reservations via 912.232.0018

Julie Kessler as Linda Loman and Eric Salles as Willy Loman. Photo by stephen morton


Openings & Receptions

Rebecca Sipper and Deborah Mueller — Rebecca Sipper creates ceramic platters, bowls, and vases inspired by the Georgia coast. Deborah Mueller’s ceramic work includes stoneware and Raku clays. Through Feb. 29. Gallery 209, 209 E River St.

Alan Stecker — Alan’s childhood experiences with family, Jewish culture, and the surrounding religious and ethnic diversity of West Philadelphia continue to play a major role in shaping his imagery and message. March 1-31. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

Reflections of a Proud Legacy — This year’s exhibition includes over 200 works from 7 middle schools and 9 high schools from the Savannah Chatham County School system. Through Feb. 26. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St.

The Art of Cal Wood — Calvin Thomas exhibits his latest art at Ta Ca. Through March 31. Ta Ca Sushi & Japanese Fusion, 513 E Oglethorpe Ave. Blood Bound — Exhibition by artisan duo, brothers Steven and William Ladd, that is the first comprehensive look into their nearly two-decade-long collaborative studio practice. Part of deFINE ART. Through May 1. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Carrie Mae Weems: Considered — Exhibition by deFINE ART 2016 honoree and keynote speaker Carrie Mae Weems that brings together a range of her work that is both provocatively disparate and deeply connected. Part of deFINE ART. Through June 12. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. The Future Was Then — Monumental installation by Daniel Arsham created specifically for the museum’s Pamela Elaine Poetter Gallery for deFINE ART 2016. Through July 24. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Georgia Dispatch — In Summer 2014, the SCAD Museum of Art sponsored “Georgia Dispatch,” the seventh and final project of Alec Soth’s ongoing “Dispatch” series (2011–2014) during a two-week, 2,400-mile excursion through rural and urban Georgia. The exhibition will feature a selection of Soth’s documentary photography from a variety of stops on their journey. Part of deFINE ART. Through May 3. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. I Really Wanna Lose 3 Pounds — An exploration of beauty and excess by Michael Mahaffey. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. I’ll Be Your Mirror — Long before the word “selfie” entered the vernacular, new media artists began to experiment with digital imaging, projecting a viewer’s own image back at them in “transforming mirrors.” I’ll Be Your Mirror includes two of artist Daniel Rozin’s celebrated mechanical mirrors. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Journey Elsewhere: Musings from a Boundless Zoo — Multi-venue exhibition by SCAD alumnus Lavar Munroe (B.F.A. illustration) with recent works that explore

Last week to see Michael Mahaffey’s work at Gallery Espresso!

his ongoing interest in the phenomena of the “human zoo” in place during colonial times, and its impact on the politics of representation in the present. Part of deFINE ART. Through April 24. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Molly Wright — Molly Wright works in both oil and acrylic and shows regularly from her Savannah studio as well as exhibiting in numerous solo and group shows up and down the East Coast. Through Feb. 29. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. The Moon is Asleep — Exhibition by Robin Rhode, who engages the wall as both an edifice of the hallowed spaces of the museum and as a symbolic boundary or border. Part of deFINE ART. Through May 22. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. New Beginning Youth Exhibition — Students from several SCCPSS schools have their work displayed in the 15th Annual New Beginning Youth Art Exhibition, presented by the Savannah Chapter of The Links, Inc. The exhibit, hosted by the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, will be on display through Feb. 26. Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St. A Poem in the Form of Flowers — Exhibition by Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt, a collaborative architectural and multidisciplinary practice, R&R Studios, weaving together visual arts, exhibitions, design, architecture and urban design. Part of deFINE ART. Through Sep. 4. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Rebecca Kahrs — Meet acclaimed painter Rebecca Kahrs and eleven of her students during their opening reception. Through March 31. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive.

Rorschach — Installation of 70 pieces of flattened antique silver, seeming to levitate just above the gallery floor by Cornelia Parker. Part of deFINE ART. Through June 12. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Selected Works — Selected works by acclaimed German painter Corinne Wasmuht, marking her first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. Part of deFINE ART. Through June 12. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. SIP: A Ceramic Cup Show — SIP is Savannah Clay Community’s inaugural exhibition featuring over 100 functional ceramic mugs, yunomi and more from clay artists across the country. A percentage of all sales will be donated to the Emmaus House to help provide nourishment for the hungry in Savannah. Feb. 26-March 4. Savannah’s Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard St. State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now — Originally developed and organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark., the exhibit examines how today’s artists are informed by the past, innovate with materials old and new and engage deeply with issues relevant to their communities. Telfair’s exhibit features 40 of the original 102 artists selected to reflect what’s happening in American art right now. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Sue Nichols — Vivid and highly textural describes the blossoming paintings by Sue Nichols. As the featured artist of the month, we will have a larger collection of Nichols’ paintings on display. The size of her work ranges from miniatures to large canvases. March 1-31. Gallery 209, 209 E River St. Work from W.W. Law Art Collection — William S. Carter moved easily between artistic styles and mediums, and his work focused on the beauty around him, including landscapes and portraiture. Through July 1. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street.


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If you think you can eat a whole row of Thin Mints in one sitting now, wait until you taste what your favorite restaurant does with them. The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia have once again challenged the culinary genius of Savannah and Statesboro chefs to help celebrate National Girl Scout Weekend, Feb. 26-28. About 20 local eateries will feature dishes centered around everyone’s favorite fundraising treats, and this year they aren’t limited to just desserts: The contest has added a category for savory creations, which will definitely inspire some of that famous Girl Scout ingenuity. Last year’s winner, the Pirates’ House, will ante up along with fine dining establishments The Florence, Dub’s Pub, Cotton & Rye, Boomy’s, 700 Drayton, a.Lure, Aquastar and Love’s Seafood. Even the snack set is in on the game: Check out the tasty innovations from Savannah Coffee Roasters, Leopold’s Ice Cream and Savannah Rae Gourmet Popcorn. There is team

of celebrity judges to help decide which dish is the most delightful, but voter participation determines the real winner. Every year, thousands of girls and young women learn business skills and benefit their communities by selling Girl Scouts cookies—first baked right here in Savannah by Gottlieb’s Bakery almost a century ago. We can’t wait to see what our locals do with this delicious tradition! Find participating restaurants and vote for your fave at cs

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So what is beer, really? By Raymond Gaddy


I’VE BEEN giving beer a lot of thought lately. With the state of Georgia messing around with how breweries can sell their beer, and my recent pieces about the history of beer and gruits, I started to wonder what this thing we call beer really is. Can beers be limited to water, barley and hops as in the German Purity Law? What of specialty beverages like barleywines, ciders and wheat wines? Are gruits beer? The answer to what should be a simple question has a complicated answer. If you read forums that address this question you will quickly come across a wide range of solutions to the beer question. Many suggest hops ARE a defining beer ingredient. Others, our gruit devotees, disagree. You’d also learn that even Germany has dropped the purity laws that were so long in existence. You could quickly become bogged down in a sea of terms that are regularly misused and misunderstood. Let’s start with ales and lagers. Many think because lagers are the most common type of beer that they are the only beverages that should be called beer. In fact, ales and lager are both types of beer. Their defining characteristic is the yeast used in the fermenting of the beer. Fermenting is the part of the brewing

process that comes after all the cooking. This is when living yeast is introduced into the result of the brewing process. That sugar rich liquid is called wort. Once the wort is cooled the yeast is mixed in, slowly converting sugars into alcohol while producing carbonation as a byproduct - turning it, officially, into beer. The difference between lagers and ales lies in the types of yeasts used and the environment they like to live in. Ale yeasts tend to do their work toward the top of the fermenting liquid and prefer a warmer climate to live in. Lager yeasts tend to enjoy a cooler climate and tend to live toward the bottom of the fermenting liquids. There are a few ale yeasts that work bottom up and lager yeasts that work top down, but those are exceptions that prove the rule. Ales and lagers are subdivisions. If lagers are beer and ale is beer and some think hops is a defining characteristic but gruits (hopless beers) are the

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original beers, then maybe instead we should turn to the law to define beer. According to the Code of Federal Regulations, US Dept of the Treasury, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, beer is defined in the following way: §25.11 Meaning of terms: Beer. Beer, ale, porter, stout, and other similar fermented beverages (including saké and similar products) of any name or description containing one-half of one percent or more of alcohol by volume, brewed or produced from malt, wholly or in part, or from any substitute for malt. So beer has to be made from malt, unless it is sake, which is made from fermented rice... well that’s not confusing at all. Further definitions and clarification follow. §25.15   Materials for the production of beer. (a) Beer must be brewed from malt or from substitutes for malt. Only rice, grain of any kind, bran, glucose, sugar, and molasses are substitutes for malt. In

addition, you may also use the following materials as adjuncts in fermenting beer: honey, fruit, fruit juice, fruit concentrate, herbs, spices, and other food materials. That actually does clear things up some. By this definition anything brewed using malt or a malt substitute and then fermented. Perhaps as nod to the original German purity laws yeast isn’t mentioned, though it is implied in our modern understanding of fermentation. Perhaps most interestingly hops is NOT included in the legal definition of beer. I should point out that individual states will often have even more restrictions on what beer is, but we’ll talk about malt liquor some other time. All this is a technicality of course. The remarkable nature of beer is its variety. Variety breeds ambiguities and a good brewer will play to the nooks and crannies in that ambiguity. Grab a friend and good beer and keep the friendly debate going. cs


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/// One of the most memorable sequences in the otherwise much-ado-about-nothing revenge yarn The Revenant is the one which finds Leonardo DiCaprio’s character getting savagely mauled by a bear. Yet even that grizzly comes across as only slightly more menacing than Yogi Bear when compared to Black Philip, the goat who proves to be a key character in the new horror opus The Witch. Black Philip isn’t the only animal who may or may not be a harbinger of evil – there’s also a rabbit whose eyes are so freakishly penetrating that all visions of the laughable Night of the Lepus will be immediately exorcised from moviegoers’ memories. And then there’s Mother Nature, presented not as nurturer but as nightmare, at one with the Satanic emissary living deep within the bowels of the forest. All of these elements combine to make The Witch another winner in the indiehorror sweepstakes, joining the likes of The Babadook and It Follows in its ability to establish an unsettling atmosphere of dread and not let up until the light once more breaks across the auditorium. Reminiscent of such past works as the superb 1996 film version of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and the astounding 1922 Swedish docudrama Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (formerly banned in the U.S. but now available on Criterion DVD), this confident undertaking by writer-director Robert Eggers (making his feature-film debut in both capacities) is set in 1630 New England, wherein a family of six is forced out of its community for some apparently minor indiscretion – it’s never clearly stated, but

it appears the head of the household, William (Ralph Ineson), was caught preaching without a license. The family relocates to a small cabin on the edge of a formidable forest, whereupon the baby is soon snatched by an elderly witch residing in the woods. No one actually sees the witch, but everyone in the family – William, wife Katherine (Kate Dickie), blossoming daughter Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy), curious son Caleb (William Scrimshaw), and bratty twins Mercy (Ellie Grainger) and Jonas (Lucas Dawson) – senses the evil all around them. They turn to their rigid Christian doctrine for strength, failing miserably to ever trust in – or turn to – each other. As a result, accusations of consorting with the devil fly fast and furious, with most of the fingers pointed at Thomasin. More than just a terror tale, The Witch harbors several weighty themes, including the fear of the feminine mystique in a patriarchal society as well as the danger of placing too much faith in a puritanical belief without allowing other emotions an equal opportunity to breathe. These notions are punched across not only by Eggers’ persuasive sense of time and place but by the forceful work of the entire cast (Taylor-Joy and Ineson are particularly impressive). It’s just a shame the ending registers as a cop-out. Certainly, cases can (and will) be made that the finale is an inevitable conclusion to everything that has transpired up to that point, but to me, it feels facile, ignoring specific convictions and relationships for the sake of wrapping up with startling imagery. I can’t say for sure whether the devil is in the details, but he doubtless had a hand in the clumsy climax.

// The small companies that have been producing all those faith-based films that routinely pop up in theaters have financially done so well, it’s surprising more major studios haven’t jumped on the Biblical bandwagon. One outfit that has seen the writing on the stone tablets is Sony Pictures, which, through its Affirm Films arm, has released such box office hits as Fireproof and Soul Surfer. Its latest offering is Risen, and what’s perhaps most surprising about the film is its restraint. Most other faith-based films of recent vintage tend to preach only to the choir – and by choir, I don’t mean Christians in general but those dangerous armies of hypocritical right-wing zealots, the ones who, say, believe that Obama is not only a Muslim but also the head of ISIS, or who think that evangelists are following in the footsteps of Jesus by living like billionaires and preaching in palatial churches that resemble Vegas casinos. Yet Risen is a religious picture measured enough to appeal to filmgoers of all persuasions – in other words, no one had the bright idea of casting Rush Limbaugh as one of the disciples or hiring Ben Stein to serve as the voice of God. It’s just too bad

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it’s not a bit better, since its modesty also leads to a noticeable lack of – and pun absolutely not intended – passion. Joseph Fiennes plays the central character of Clavius, a Roman officer who’s ordered by Pontius Pilate (Peter Firth) to locate the missing body of Jesus after it disappears from the cave in which it was laid following His crucifixion. As Clavius sets out on his investigation, gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses, he starts to wonder if Christ was indeed more than just a man. In essence, Fiennes is playing George Clooney’s role in the film-within-the-film of Hail, Caesar!, minus the ample laughs. Fiennes is fine in the part, and those keeping track of what the Harry Potter gang has been doing will be interested to learn that Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) appears as Clavius’ assistant. But director Kevin Reynolds (Waterworld), who also co-wrote the screenplay with Paul Aiello, often adopts the restrictive impulses of those otherwise sturdy religious flicks of yesteryear, the ones which wouldn’t even allow the camera to gaze upon the face of Jesus (or, rather, the extra cast as Him). Risen does give us a Jesus in actor Cliff Curtis, but he remains a beatific cypher, and the takeaway is that, in the same distancing manner as those black-themed pictures told through the eyes of white protagonists, here’s a Biblical yarn related not through Christ Himself or even his disciples but rather an individual late to the party. I


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/// Is it fair to state that Deadpool is all downhill after the opening credits? Yes and no. Certainly, the cast and crew list that kicks off one of the oddest Marvel movies to date is the sort of savvy gag that’s sure to amuse film fans, comic-book devotees and general audiences alike – I don’t dare spoil the jokes, but they’re absolutely hysterical. Still, that’s not to suggest the rest of the picture is in any way a letdown. On the contrary, a superhero romp that threatened to be smug, smarmy and selfsatisfied is – well, yes, it’s occasionally all those things. But it’s also fresh, funny and absolutely kick-ass. Speaking of Kick-Ass, this new film shares the same R rating as that 2010 effort. While Deadpool is consistently more intelligent, innovative and even emotionally involving than that fanboy fave, it’s just as brutal and bloody – and decidedly not for the kids. Of course, each child’s mileage varies – one tyke’s Mary Poppins is another moppet’s Night of the Living Dead – but this is the sort of movie where parents need to do some advance research before dumping off the small fry with a 38 barrel of popcorn and venturing into the

adjoining theater to catch The Danish Girl. Ryan Reynolds previously played Deadpool in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but that interpretation has been axed to clear the way for a new direction. Reynolds’ Wade Wilson is a scrappy loner, a mercenary who unexpectedly finds romance with the tough and beautiful Vanessa (Morena Baccarin). Suddenly, it’s a wonderful life for our mouthy maverick – at least until he discovers that cancer has stamped an expiration date on his life expectancy. With nothing to lose, he agrees to undergo an experimental procedure to be carried out by a mysterious figure named Ajax (Ed Skrein); the surgery eventually provides him with amazing recuperative powers, but first it leaves him at the mercy of the torturous machinations of Ajax and his right-hand woman Angel Dust (Gina Carano). Wade soon escapes, picks up the moniker Deadpool, and sets about proving that revenge is a dish best served not only cold but also hot, frozen, lukewarm or any other temperature just as long as it’s served. While other heroes eventually enter the fray – specifically, X-Men members Colossus (voice by Stefan Capicic, body by CGI) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) – this is The Ryan Reynolds Show from beginning to end, with the actor clearly relishing the opportunity to rescue this character from being merely relegated to future Trivial Pursuit status following his Wolverine gueststarring role. Deadpool gets to make jokes at the expense of Marvel, at the expense of big-budget productions, at the expense of audience expectations (the fourth wall is frequently toppled), and even at the expense of Reynolds’ ill-fated Green Lantern.


/ Based on a skit created for the 1996 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, the initial Zoolander cast Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander, an imbecilic male model who becomes a patsy in a conspiracy plot that explains why there are no male models over the age of 30 (Logan’s Runway, as it were). Owen Wilson co-starred as a fellow model named Hansel, while Will Ferrell appeared as the flamboyant villain Mugatu. All three reunite in this outing, which finds Derek and Hansel attempting to become relevant again in the world of fashion while Mugatu cools his heels in a maximum-security prison. As Derek broods over the loss of his wife (Christine Taylor), who died tragically, and the disappearance of his son (Cyrus Arnold), who was snatched by Child Protective Services, Hansel flees from the members of his orgy/family, all of whom he impregnated (including Kiefer Sutherland as himself; har). But their personal problems

are momentarily forgotten once Interpol agent Melanie Valentina (Penelope Cruz) arrives on the scene, seeking their help in uncovering why such famous singers as Justin Bieber (playing himself in the opening scene) and Bruce Springsteen (smart enough to stay away, or maybe the filmmakers were smart enough not to waste his time) are being assassinated. There’s a bit of creative acting by Benedict Cumberbatch as an androgynous model named All, but his only purpose is to allow Derek and Hansel to make stupid jokes about whether he has a “hot dog” or a “bun” (and perhaps to engage in a bout of transphobia, as the backers of an online petition insist). Mugatu eventually becomes important to the plot, but Ferrell proves to be as tiresome with his shenanigans as Stiller and Wilson are with theirs – in fact, all the actors try so hard to deliver anything of comedic value that the force of the combined flop sweat could crash through any levee anywhere. The late, great David Bowie had an amusing cameo in the original Zoolander, which made sense given his own ties to the fashion industry. There’s no comparable tradeoff in this picture, unless you happen to be a Belieber – or a fan of Susan Boyle, whose appearance is supposed to be hilarious because she cusses.


// The excellent moments in How to Be Single – and, yes, there are a handful – are like those woeful few seeds that are flung by a farmer onto a fertile field but instead end up landing on a rock, unable to take root and isolated from everything else developing around them. Honestly, there will be few other movies over the course of 2016 as frustrating as this adaptation of Liz Tuccillo’s book, a quasi-“girl power” picture that alternates between perceptive and puerile at such breakneck speed that some viewers might be tempted to sue for whiplash. The focus is on a group of young women, two of whom are looking for love (usually in the wrong places) and two of whom are not. Alice (Dakota Johnson, having survived Fifty Shades of Grey) separates from her boyfriend Josh (Nicholas Braun), the guy she expects to marry, in order to find herself – or get laid by someone else, whichever comes first. Lucy (Alison Brie) wants a boyfriend but ends up dating men as insufferable as herself. Meg (Leslie Mann) wants a baby without commitment and opts for artificial insemination, but then finds herself getting mixed up with nice (and younger) guy Ken (Jake Lacy). And Robin (Rebel Wilson), in the immortal words of Poison, don’t need nothin’ but a good time, preferring drunken flings to anything more substantial. In what’s become a common occurrence,

Mann is again the best thing in a so-so movie, and the Meg-Ken plotline is by far the most interesting. Alice’s scenes with a player (Anders Holm) who becomes her confidante following their one-night stand are refreshing – it’s rare to see a film in which a man and a woman remain friends after having casual sex – but the sequences involving the other dudes in her life (Braun’s Josh, Damon Wayans Jr.’s David) are the victims of clumsy writing. Lucy is so annoying that all of her vignettes register as dead weight. And Robin is the latest role that allows Wilson to be confident, assertive and sex-positive … and then puts her through the usual humiliating moves reserved for plus-sized people in movies.


/// The latest straight-up comedy from the dynamic Coen brothers duo is sure to join other underappreciated larks like Intolerable Cruelty, Burn After Reading and especially The Hudsucker Proxy. If you consider yourself a Coenhead and yet hate those particular pictures, it’s pretty much guaranteed you’re not gonna like this one, either. But for those who can appreciate the possibilities inherent in all of the team’s output. Extremely episodic in nature, the film centers on the shenanigans occurring at Capitol Pictures in the early 1950s. The title refers to the film-within-afilm, a Biblical epic in which a Roman soldier played by A-list star Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) is spiritually transformed upon encountering Jesus. It’s Capitol’s biggest picture of the year, which is why everyone is in an uproar when Whitlock disappears. Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) is immediately put on the case—a Hollywood “fixer,” he’s responsible for keeping all of the studio’s stars out of the gossip columns. Initially assuming Whitlock is either out on a bender or shacked up with some starlet, he soon learns that the matinee idol has instead been kidnapped by a clandestine outfit billing itself as The Future. Although it takes some liberties with the manner in which the Hollywood dream factory operated, Hail, Caesar! is nevertheless an honorable look back at the olden, golden days of the studio system, when most movies were filmed on backlots and actors had strict contracts with particular companies. Fiennes and Johansson are both riotously funny, and I would watch an entire film built around either one of their characters; the same goes for Ehrenreich and his singing cowboy. But this is in essence Brolin’s picture and he’s in fine form, navigating us through countless bits of hilarity.

Activism & Politics

Bernie Sanders 2016 Campaign Office Volunteer Opportunities Join fellow volunteers for phone banking, canvassing, and many other local events. Pick up Bernie swag and t-shirts available for sale. Every 7 days, 12-8 p.m. Bernie Sanders 2016 Campaign Office - Savannah, 127 Abercorn St. Ste. 407B. District 6 Town Hall Meeting Tony Thomas will hold a town hall meeting at the Windsor Forest Golden Age Center, 308 Briarcliff Circle, next to Windsor Elementary. Topics will include: Crime; Property Maintenance; Tribble Park Update; Sanitation; and more. Wed., Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m. 912-349-0386. Windsor Forest Golden Age Center, 308 Briarcliff Circle. One of the Guys Guys, have you found yourself in a social rut, or just have a need for the art of conversation? Make a change in 2016. The past decade a diverse group of guys have been getting together about every two weeks to share dinner and opinions on just about any topic. No membership requirements or dues. Just an open mind and willingness to expand your friendship base. For more information visit us on Facebook at Savannah Men’s Club, or if you prefer, email details/questions to ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Saturdays with Alderwoman Shabazz Residents in Savannah’s 5th District are invited to meet with their Alderwoman every 4th Saturday of the month. Residents may come with specific issues and concerns, or just to meet their representative on Savannah City Council. District 5 runs roughly west of Bull Street and north of 36th Street, and also includes newly developing areas of the City in the southwest quadrant of Chatham County. Free and open to the public. fourth Saturday of every month, 2-4 p.m. 912-6516410. Shabazz Seafood Restaurant, 502 W. Victory Dr. Savannah Area Young Republicans Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. 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. 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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Auditions and Calls for Entries

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: savaayo@yahoo. com. Info is also available at www. AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www. ongoing. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Call for Applications for Savannah Youth Ambassador Summer Institute The City of Savannah is now accepting applications for the 2016 Savannah Youth Ambassador Summer Institute. Interested parties should complete the online application at www.savannahga. gov/sya. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2016. The Savannah Youth Ambassador Program fosters youth leadership and civic engagement through City sponsored training, cultural exploration opportunities, and Make a Difference community impact projects. SYA is open to all rising 9th – 12th graders that reside within the incorporated city limits of the City of Savannah. Participants will be chosen through a selective application and interview process. Space is limited to 50 participants. SYA Summer Institute is June 6 – July 22, 2016. Sessions are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a break during the July 4th holiday week. For more information, contact cfishel@savannahga. gov or Through March 11. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. Call for Applications for Weave a Dream Initiative The City of Savannah’s Weave-A-Dream (WAD) Panel has issued a call for proposals for the 2016 Weave-A-Dream Cultural & Arts Projects initiative. Applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available. Programs are to be completed prior to December 31, 2016. The application must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the start date of the project; the last date an application can be submitted is October 21, 2016. Project funding is available up to $2,000 for specific and innovative arts, cultural, or heritage projects or presentations that have a measurable, quantifiable benefit to Savannah’s diverse populations. The Weave-A-Dream Panel seeks proposals that actively involve youth, seniors, and those who have limited access to arts based programs in Savannah. A priority of the WAD funding program is that organizations reach neighborhood communities,

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Join Kustom Hustle for an oyster roast fundraiser benefitting the Jacob G. Smith Elementary School’s fitness trail renovation project. Enjoy beer, wine, oysters, live music, a buffet and a silent auction. Kustom Hustle Tattoo, 348 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.$10 suggested donation. encompassing all city districts. To be eligible for consideration, an organization must be a non-profit, 501c3, head-quartered in Savannah’s corporate limits. Proposed programs must also be produced within the City’s corporate limits. No individual artist applications will be accepted. Agencies funded by the City of Savannah for 2016 are not eligible to apply. Applications are available at arts. Applying organizations may request application materials and technical assistance by contacting Rebecca Brown at 912-651-6760 or rbrown02@savannahga. gov Through Oct. 21. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Call for Entries for Elementary Student Artwork The City of Savannah is seeking submissions of original elementary student artwork celebrating the 50th anniversary of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District (designated in 1966) to display in an exhibit in City Hall’s first floor rotunda. Submissions will be judged by a panel of artists, preservationists, and City leaders. The winning entries will be framed and displayed by the City of Savannah in City Hall for the period July-December 2016 for all our citizens and visitors to enjoy. These winning works will become the property of the City of Savannah and will not be returned to the artists. Work not selected for display will be returned to the artists after judging. Up to 6 winners will be chosen, including a “Best in Show.”All winners will receive an award certificate,

prize of art supplies, and reproduction of their winning work for their portfolio. Winners will be announced to the public during an exhibit opening at City Hall. For more information, visit artcontest or contact Luciana Spracher at or 912-6516411. Through March 11. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. Call for Entries for Maritime Arts Festival On May 7, 2016, Ships of the Sea will hold its second “Maritime Arts Festival.” The event is a one day outdoor exhibition of maritime related arts, crafts, and antiques. The Museum invites artists, model ship builders, and antique dealers to submit images of their maritime/nautical related paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, prints, mixed-media, woodworking, and collectable pieces for consideration. For prospectus and entry information please go to Through April 22. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Call for Nominations for 2016 HSF Preservation Awards The Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF), a leading preservation organization committed to preserving and protecting Savannah’s heritage, is now accepting nominations for the 2016 HSF Preservation Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations demonstrating excellence in historic preservation. The deadline for HSF Preservation Award nominations is Monday, February 29, 2016. All entries must be hand-delivered or postmarked by this date. Award winners will be announced at the HSF Preservation Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 5, 2016. The nomination form and full details on eligibility, submission criteria and key dates can be accessed online at advocacy-education/awards. Through Feb. 29. 912-233-7787. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Call for Participants in PTSD Study Are you a recent combat veteran experiencing psychological or emotional stress related to your combat? You may be eligible to receive first-line medication and talk therapy interventions with proven effectiveness. PROGrESS is a study looking to learn more about how to effectively treat recent combat veterans with PTSD. The therapies are not experimental. You will be randomly assigned to receive either psychotherapy, medication, or both. For more information about the PROGrESS study, please call 912-920-0214 ext. 2169. ongoing. Online only, none. Call for Performers, Vendors and Volunteers for Savannah Asian Cultural Festival The Savannah Asian Cultural Festival, which will take place April 15-16, 2016 at Armstrong State University, is currently seeking live performers,

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Cultural Marketplace vendors and event volunteers. There is no cost for performers to participate. All vendors must be consistent with the theme of the festival. The cost for vendors is $85 per booth. The festival’s Cultural Marketplace will offer the opportunity to learn more about each country and discover the traditional arts, crafts, fashions and treasures unique to each nation. From Ming-shared jewelry to calligraphy sets, original paintings, handbeaded clothing, Asian accessories and henna body painting, an entire continent’s worth of treasures can be found at the festival. If you would like to participate as a performer, vendor or volunteer at the 2016 Savannah Asian Cultural Festival, please contact James Anderson at james. or (912) 3443224. Through April 15. about.armstrong. edu/Maps/index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Call for Resumes for Art Camp Assistants The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is accepting resumes for art camp assistants for Summer Art Camp June 6-July 29. Camp assistants will work with children ages 5-8, 9-12, and teen interns ages 13-18. Each week, the camp assistant will supervise morning (8-9:30am) and afternoon (4:30-5:30) activities. Other responsibilities include assisting teachers with projects, working with teen interns, and assisting the camp facilitator with overall camp structure. Qualified assistants must submit to a background check. Previous work experience with children required. This is a contracted weekly position with no benefits. The application deadline is Monday, March 9 at 5 pm. Through May 9. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. 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 Deadline is August 31. undefined. 912-3951500. Tell Us Your Ghost Story? Organization seeks to document your first hand experiences with psychical phenomenon for analysis and potential investigation. Our investigators have reputable credentials and long time investigation training and connections with the top minds and researchers in parapsychology field research and other areas. We are especially interested in Chatham and neighboring counties with special emphasis on Savannah itself and the Historic District. Interviewees should be comfortable with video documentation 40 of themselves and events w/privacy

level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown.


Acrylic Painting This ongoing painting class is designed to meet the student where they are in their painting experience, whether they are just beginning or have been painting awhile. Each 4 week session will have a focus on certain elements and principles of design and corresponding techniques. Students will be given several project options for each unit of focus. Beginners welcome! **Mentoring option available for this class: bring your own projects and receive feedback and guidance as you work. $140, 4 week sessions Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon. 912.484.6415. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. 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. Basic Drawing and Oil Painting A multi-level ongoing class designed to train the student to see and render life accurately and with sensitivity while working from direct observation. Both drawing and oil painting techniques and materials will be explored, along with color and value principles. Beginners welcome. $140, 4 week sessions Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon. 912.484.6415. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Beading Classses at Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-677-3983. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. Beginning Belly Dance Classes Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. Catch the Buzz at the FUNdamentals of Beekeeping! ! On Saturday, February 27th from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. participants will learn about the fascinating world of honeybees and the art of hobbyist beekeeping at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Classroom training covers bee biology, installing package bees, colony management, required equipment, and so much more. Students will also be given a special opportunity to visit the apiary at the Center, weather permitting. The cost is $50 per person which includes lunch and the book “First Lessons in Beekeeping” by the head of UGA’s Honey Bee Program, Dr. Keith Delaplane. The program will be open to anyone age 12 $50 per person includes lunch and book Sat., Feb. 27, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 912-395-1500. annie.quinting@sccpss. com. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Champions Training Center

10th Anniversary Cooks & Books Celebration Join The Literacy Center at this years’ 10th Anniversary Cooks & Books Celebration. Meet and greet your favorite authors as you sample food tastings from popular Lowcountry restaurants. Don’t forget to watch top local chefs in “The Heat Is On” competition. All proceeds from this event will benefit adult literacy needs in our community. Advanced Tickets are $20 and they go on sale on December 1st-February 22nd. Regular price Tickets are $25 and are on sale through February 28th. Head over to The Literacy Centers, in Hilton Head or Bluffton to purchase your tickets. $20 Sun., Feb. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 843-815-6616. Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, 1 Hotel Cir. Aww, Shucks Oyster Roast Join Kustom Hustle for an oyster roast fundraiser benefitting the Jacob G. Smith Elementary School’s fitness trail renovation project. Enjoy beer, wine, oysters, live music, a buffet and a silent auction. $10 suggested donation Sat., Feb. 27. Kustom Hustle Tattoo, 348 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Bourbon and Wine Tasting You’re invited to head downtown after work to sip classic and contemporary bourbons and wines at Johnny Ganem’s famous Rebel Room and support SCI’s Senior Companion Program! This is an opportunity for the established bourbon and wine drinker as well as the “new to bourbon” taster to check out the latest samplings. Attendees will also enjoy great raffle items and hor d’oeuvres generously provided by Coffee Deli. To RSVP, please visit or call Julia Dumas at (912) 236-0363. A donation of $20 per person in advance or $25 per person at the door is requested. $20 advance, $25 at door Tue., March 1, 6-8 p.m. Johnnie Ganem’s Package & Wine Shop, 501 Habersham St. $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. 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.

Classes, Camps & Workshops

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. 912-358-3160. confuciusinstitute@ 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. Boating Classes Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912-897-7656. Creativity Coaching Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at creativity_coaching/ or contact Creativity@ ongoing. Online, ---. 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. Family Law Workshop The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912-354-6686. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912-921-4646. Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. ongoing. 912-232-5987. Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: MonFri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha. com/NRC.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.

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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. 912-398-8828. smisavannah@ 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.

Oil Painting Basics A multi-level 8-week class designed to train the student to see and render still life accurately and with sensitivity while working from direct observation. Both drawing and oil painting techniques and materials will be explored, along with color and value principles. Beginners welcome. $275, 8 week sessions Tuesdays, 6:30-9 p.m.. 912.484.6415. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Oil Painting the Figure This 8 weeks session will emphasize laying down paint efficiently in each 2 and a half hour session to convey the flow, form and energy of the model’s pose. Using striking colors to contrast, Karen will demonstrate how to build up color to highlight different aspects of the body. (alla prima oil or pastels welcome, 8 poses total) $350, 8 week sessions Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m.. 912.484.6415. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Old Masters Methodology This ongoing course is based on passages written by Leonardo da Vinci in his notebooks on the technical principals of painting. The student will be guided from the initial drawing stages, through the greyscale “Verdaccio” underpainting, and finally into the mixing of a four-color full value

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Across 1 Charlie Brown’s oath 5 Acquisition by marriage 10 Library vols. 13 Songstress Shore 14 “The West Wing” actress ___ Kelly 15 Exercise unit 16 She starred in 2002’s “Panic Room” 18 Shiba ___ (Japanese dog breed) 19 It keeps pages from flying everywhere 20 Certain orthodontic device 22 Hardwood trees 24 Keep from escaping 25 Republican presidential candidate Marco 28 “Rock-hard” muscles 31 “Boyz N the Hood” actress Long 32 Devoured 33 Awake into the wee hours 36 Big game show prize, maybe 39 Circulation improver 40 He played the central unifying character in 1995’s “Four Rooms” 42 Reduction site 43 Pad prik king cuisine 45 Country with a red, white and blue flag 46 “Alley-___!”

47 Agcy. concerned with fraud 49 Bill ___, the Science Guy 50 Po, in a 2016 sequel, e.g. 52 How walkers travel 55 1850s litigant Scott 57 Rainy-day boots 60 “Keep Portland Weird” state 64 Chemistry suffix 65 He wrote, directed, and starred in the 2003 cult film “The Room” 67 Short cleaner? 68 Jouster’s outfit 69 Ferrell’s cheerleading partner on “SNL” 70 Antlered animal 71 Bumps in the road 72 Loch of legend

Down 1 Major uproar 2 Time-half link 3 Asian capital nicknamed the City of Azaleas 4 Fork over 5 “According to me,” in shorthand 6 Small bite 7 Less caloric, in ads 8 Neighborhoods 9 Prison chief 10 Best Actress nominee for 2015’s “Room” 11 Alaska’s ___ Fjords National Park 12 Blow off

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palette. Through this approach the student will gain a greater ability to see the subject, learn the meaning of the related artistic terminology and language, gain the ability to see color as value; and gain insight into the historical significance of this incredible process. $140, 4 week sessions Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-noon. 912.484.6415. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Open Artist Studio Open studio time for artists to work on personal projects, gain guidance from peers. No formal instruction. Working artist present. $10 Wednesdays, 6:30-9 p.m.. 912.484.6415. info@ Studio School, 1319 Bull St. 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 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. Pole Fitness Classes Pole dancing is a beautiful artform, and a combination of dance, flexibility and gymnastics. Pole dancing has quickly become one of the most popular forms of fun and exercise for women. It can help you lose weight, gain beautiful muscle tone, make you stronger than ever and build confidence like no other form of exercise can. Join us on Tuesday nights and get fitter and stronger than you’ve ever been, with this amazing full body workout. Schedule TBA $20 Every other Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. 912-988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Portrait Drawing and Painting A multi-level 8-week class designed to train the student to see and render the portrait accurately and with sensitivity while working from direct observation. Both drawing and oil painting techniques and materials will be explored, along with color and value principles. We’ll start with drawing and move into an alla prima oil painting approach. Beginners welcome. $350, 8 week sessions Saturdays, 1-3:30 p.m.. 912.484.6415. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. 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 42 coaching through various styles of music.

Audition and competition preparation. Located 15 minutes from downtown. Varies Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 912-4840628. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Russian Language Classes Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. ongoing. 912-713-2718. Slow Flow Yoga This class gently flows and pulsates with fluidity of movement and breath. You will progress through a series of postures. Open to all Levels. Class Prices: Ongoing classes: $15 drop in. 5 Class card: $70 (3 month expiration) 10 Class card: $130 (4 month expiration) Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. 912-308-3410. yogamelynn@ Branches Yoga Center, 2424 Drayton Street. Soul Progression Yoga Focus on use of the asanas(postures) as artistic self expression. This class offers a deeply rooted spiritual foundation integrating alignment techniques and enlightening messages woven throughout the practice. Open to all levels Class Prices: Ongoing classes: $15 drop in. 5 Class card: $70 (3 month expiration) 10 Class card: $130 (4 month expiration) Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-308-3410. yogamelynn@ Branches Yoga Center, 2424 Drayton Street. Watercolor Basics Basic fundamentals of watercolors for beginners. This class introduces students to techniques like washes and dry brush and how to use salt or rubbing alcohol to create different textures. Students will also learn how to layer colors accordingly to create desired effects and details. **Mentoring option available with this class: bring your own projects and receive feedback and guidance as you work. $140, 4 week session Mondays, 3:30-6 p.m.. 912.484.6415. Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Weekly Figure Drawing Classic figure drawing & painting sessions with a live model. No instruction. Drop ins welcome. $20 drop in or $60, 4 week sessions Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. 912.484.6415. info@ Studio School, 1319 Bull St. Youth Drawing and Painting/ Portfolio Prep An ongoing multi-level class designed to train the student to see and render life accurately and with sensitivity. Working from direct observation, the fundamental principles are first mastered through drawing. Students then move on, as ready and willing, to oil or acrylic painting. An excellent class for those interested in developing a portfolio for school admission. $140, 4 week sessions Tuesdays, 3:30-6 p.m.. 912.484.6415. Studio School, 1319 Bull St.

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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, 912-6313452, 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. 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 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. Coastal Bead Society Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. cgc. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Faith Based Business Networking Event - Savannah Our mission is to Grow, Encourage, Inspire, Ignite & Equip Christian Business owners on how to do business with a Kingdom mindset. We promote and celebrate excellence in the business arena while developing the future generations of leaders through Christian values, disciplines, honor, integrity and expression of skills. Register early before the event closes out and please share this event by inviting a guest. Free first Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9 a.m. 912-257-6248. info@ christian-business-networking-eventsavannah-tickets-17883772846. Calvary Baptist Temple, 4625 Waters Ave. 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. Georgia Nature Photographers Association-Coastal Chapter Coastal Chapter of the GNPA. The GNPA is 100% focused on nature photography and offers Field Trips, Monthly Speakers, Competitions, Seminars and Workshops and the Annual EXPO with prominent nature photographers and keynote speakers. Photographers of all levels are welcome! $35 per year first Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-234-2571. alfie.wace@gmail. com. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. 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. 912-596-1962. 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. 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. 912-344-5127. 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. 912-4470943. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah Charlesfunders Investment Discussion Group Meets Saturdays, 8:30am to discuss

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stocks, bonds and better investing. Contact by email for info. ongoing. charlesfund@ 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 Club This is a new club for the board game “go” (igo, weiqi, baduk). For places and times, please call John at 734-355-2005. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. 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. savannahkennelclub. org. Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. 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 help you learn about Savannah and make new friends. Ongoing sign-up. ongoing. 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, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. 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. Toastmasters Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m.. Thinc Savannah, 35

Barnard St. 3rd Floor. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla A volunteer organization that assists the U.S. Coast Guard. Meets 4th Wednesday at 6pm at Barnes, 5320 Waters Ave. All ages welcome. Prior experience/boat ownership not required. fourth Wednesday of every month.. 912-598-7387. 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@


Comedy Night Join us for an evening of ice cream and laughter...the perfect combo for your Friday night! All ages welcome. Free Fridays, 8-10 p.m. Exit Strategy Icecreamists, 310 E Bay St. Odd Lot Improv An improv comedy show in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” $5 Mondays, 8 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Odd Lot Improv: On The Spot Mysteries Dinner Theatre Odd Lot is teaming up with the brilliant Chefs of Savannah Coffee Roasters to bring you a whole new dining experience. The always surprising talent of Odd Lot will perform a fully interactive Friday night Murder Mystery while you dine on a delicious three course meal. Seating is at 6:30pm Friday nights. Reservations are strongly recommended. Four actors and three courses all for $40. It’s certain to be a night to remember. Great for groups, parties, or anyone who loves a good show. $40 Fridays, 6:30 p.m. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street.


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: A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline The show traces the late star’s footsteps from her early honky-tonk days and radio fame through her rise at the Grand Ole Opry and triumphs at Carnegie Hall and Las Vegas. $25 reserved seating, $22.50 for Theater members Sat., Feb. 27, 8 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. Concert: American Traditions Competition Our competition requires diversity of its contestants and pianists, and demands concentration of our judges. This concert is the finals round, with quarter- and semi-final rounds occurring the previous week at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church. Thu., Feb. 25, 8 p.m. 912-2337764. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. Concert: Widespread Panic Fri., Feb. 26, 7 p.m. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Concert: Tito Rojas For the first time in the Coastal Empire and Low Country coming directly from Puerto Rico, “El Gallo Salsero” Tito Rojas. 16 years or older to enter with adult supervision. $30 Sat., Feb. 27, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. 912-308-5097. info@ https://facebook. com/events/1532015483781917/. Music Vault, 8082 Speedway Blvd.

(this is apart of our fitness package of 10 classes for $80) $10.00 Mondays, 5 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@gmail. com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Adult Intermediate Ballet 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 Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Lessons Sundays 1:303;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. 912925-7416. 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 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

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Southern Women’s Show de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson This three-day weekend event features Memorial Drive. exclusiveDAY retailSHIFT and boutique shopping, Ballroom/Latin Group Class WEDNESDAY fashion shows, how-to demonstrations, Group classes every Tuesday and gourmet cooking with celebrity chefs, free Wednesday at 8pm. Tuesdays focus health screenings, beauty enhancement on fundamental steps, styling, and services and so much more. Don’t miss techniques. Wednesday’s classes are your chanceHOUR to explore over 100,000THURSDAY sq. ft. more specific, with advanced elements. HAPPY 4-7PM of some of the best products and services $15/person and $25/couple Wednesdays, available on the market today - all under 8 p.m. and Tuesdays.. 912-335-3335. one roof. $8 advance, $10 at door Fri., Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat., Feb. 27, 10 Savannah a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 28, 12-6 p.m. Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. Basic Shag Lessons SavannahMONDAY International Trade & Convention Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. ongoing. Center, 1 International Dr. Doubles Nightclub, FRIDAY7100 Abercorn St. Dance Beginner’s Belly Dance Classes Adult Ballet Class Learn basic moves and choreography with Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 local Belly Dancer, Nicole Edge. Class is TUESDAY Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursdays, open to all ages and skill levels. Walk-ins 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call for info. welcome. 15.00 Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. ongoing. 912-234-8745. 912-596-0889. Adult Ballet Lessons Fitness on Broughton, Tuesdays 6-7pm. The STUDIO. All levels 1 E. Broughton St. and beginners welcome. Call/Email for info Beginners Belly Dance Classes (954) 682-5694 /elyse.thestudio@yahoo. Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/Skill com Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m.. 954-682-5694. levels welcome. Sundays, 12pm-1pm. thestudiosav. Fitness body and balance studio. 2127 1//2 net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/hour. Call Adult Ballet Toning or see website. ongoing. 912-596-0889. Always wanted the body of a ballerina? Well.. YOU CAN! Our class is designed to Beginners Belly Dancing with stretch, tone, and enhance your body to Cybelle 12 NORTH LATHROP AVE. •dance 233.6930 become healthier than ever. Join us and For those with little-to-no check out the calendar for dates to enroll. WWW.SCORESSAVANNAH.COM background. Instructor is formally trained, 43










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has performed for over ten years. $15/ person. Tues. 7pm-8pm. Private classes and walk ins available. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. ongoing. 912-414-1091. C.C. Express Dance Team Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. ongoing. 912-7480731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. DANCE DA FUNK 70s 80s 90z WITH DJ SAM DIAMOND Sam Diamond mixin’ it up. $5 MAYBE ! MIGHT EVEN BUY U A DRINK ! Sat.,

Feb. 27, 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 828 216 9005. doublesnightclub. com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. 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. 912-5476449. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Dance Night Salsa Savannah sponsors this dance night. Be advised that locations often change. Visit or call 912-704-

8726 for updated locations. Thursdays, 10 p.m. Gatsby’s, 408 West Broughton Street. Salsa Savannah sponsors this dance night. Be advised that locations often change. Visit or call 912-7048726 for updated locations. Fridays, 10 p.m. Latin Chicks (Waters Ave.), 5205 Waters Avenue. 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. 912335-3335. Savannah

Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Just one species has a big enough throat to swallow a person whole: the sperm whale. If you happen to be sailing the high seas any time soon, I hope you will studiously avoid getting thrown overboard in the vicinity of one of these beasts. The odds are higher than usual that you’d end up in its belly, much like the Biblical character Jonah. (Although, like him, I bet you’d ultimately escape.) Furthermore, Aries, I hope you will be cautious not to get swallowed up by anything else. It’s true that the coming weeks will be a good time to go on a retreat, to flee from the grind and take a break from the usual frenzy. But the best way to do that is to consciously choose the right circumstances rather than leave it to chance.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

You have cosmic clearance to fantasize about participating in orgies where you’re loose and free and exuberant. It’s probably not a good idea to attend a literal orgy, however. For the foreseeable future, all the cleansing revelry and cathartic rapture you need can be obtained through the wild stories and outrageous scenes that unfold in your imagination. Giving yourself the gift of pretend immersions in fertile chaos could recharge your spiritual batteries in just the right ways.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

“Hell is the suffering of being unable to love,” wrote novelist J. D. Salinger. If that’s true, I’m pleased to announce that you can now ensure you’ll be free of hell for a very long time. The cosmic omens suggest that you have enormous power to expand your capacity for love. So get busy! Make it your intention to dissolve any unconscious blocks you might have about sharing your gifts and bestowing your blessings. Get rid of attitudes and behaviors that limit your generosity and compassion. Now is an excellent time to launch your “Perpetual Freedom from Hell” campaign!

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CANCER (June 21-July 22)


“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking,” said journalist Earl Wilson. Do you fit that description, Cancerian? Probably. I suspect it’s high time to find a polite way to flee your responsibilities, avoid your duties, and hide from your burdens. For the foreseeable future, you have a mandate to ignore what fills you with boredom. You have the right to avoid any involvement that makes life too damn complicated. And you have a holy obligation to rethink your relationship with any influence that weighs you down with menial obligations.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

“Your illusions are a part of you like your bones and flesh

Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. DJ Greer DJ Greer spinning some old and new R&B. Happy hour all night long. Fridays, 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 828 216 9005. jgoodfellas@ Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn 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

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and memory,” writes William Faulkner in his novel *Absalom, Absalom!* If that’s true, Leo, you now have a chance to be a miracle worker. In the coming weeks, you can summon the uncanny power to rip at least two of your illusions out by the roots -- without causing any permanent damage! You may temporarily feel a stinging sensation, but that will be a sign that healing is underway. Congratulations in advance for getting rid of the dead weight.

old stories of your life form the core of your identity and self-image. 2. Draw on your recollections of the past to guide you in making decisions about the imminent future. 3. Notice everything you see with an intensified focus, because then you will remember it better, and that will come in handy quite soon. 4. Make up new memories that you wish had happened. Have fun creating scenes from an imagined past.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

“We are defined by the lines we choose to cross or to be confined by,” says Virgo writer A. S. Byatt. That’s a key meditation for you as you enter a phase in which boundaries will be a major theme. During the next eight weeks, you will be continuously challenged to decide which people and things and ideas you want to be part of your world, and which you don’t. In some cases you’ll be wise to put up barriers and limit connection. In other cases, you’ll thrive by erasing borders and transcending divisions. The hard part -- and the fun part -- will be knowing which is which. Trust your gut. When life gives you lemon juice from concentrate, citric acid, high-fructose corn syrup, modified cornstarch, potassium citrate, yellow food dye, and gum acacia, what should you do? Make lemonade, of course! You might wish that all the raw ingredients life sends your way would be pure and authentic, but sometimes the mix includes artificial stuff. No worries, Libra! I am confident that you have the imaginative chutzpah and resilient willpower necessary to turn the mishmash into passable nourishment. Or here’s another alternative: You could procrastinate for two weeks, when more of the available resources will be natural.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Your Mythic Metaphor for the coming weeks is dew. Many cultures have regarded it as a symbol of life-giving grace. In Kabbalah, divine dew seeps from the Tree of Life. In Chinese folklore, the lunar dew purifies vision and nurtures longevity. In the lore of ancient Greece, dew confers fertility. The Iroquois speak of the Great Dew Eagle, who drops healing moisture on land ravaged by evil spirits. The creator god of the Ashanti people created dew soon after making the sun, moon, and stars. Lao-Tse said it’s an emblem of the harmonious marriage between Earth and Heaven. So what will you do with the magic dew you’ll be blessed with?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

It’s prime time for you to love your memory, make vivid use of your memory, and enhance your memory. Here are some hints about how: 1. Feel appreciation for the way the

Most of us know about Albert Einstein’s greatest idea: the general theory of relativity. It was one of the reasons he won a Nobel Prize in Physics. But what was his secondbest discovery? Here’s what he said it was: adding an egg to the pot while he cooked his soup. That way, he could produce a soft-boiled egg without having to dirty a second pot. What are the first- and second-most fabulous ideas you’ve ever come up with, Capricorn? I suspect you are on the verge of producing new candidates to compete with them. If it’s OK with you, I will, at least temporarily, refer to you as a genius. You may be familiar with the iconic children’s book *Where the Wild Things Are.* It’s about a boy named Max who takes a dream-like journey from his bedroom to an exotic island, where he becomes king of the weird beasts who live there. Author Maurice Sendak’s original title for the tale was “Where the Wild Horses Are.” But when his editor realized how inept Sendak was at drawing horses, she instructed him to come up with a title to match the kinds of creatures he could draw skillfully. That was a good idea. The book has sold over 19 million copies. I think you may need to deal with a comparable issue, Aquarius. It’s wise to acknowledge one of your limitations, and then capitalize on the adjustments you’ve got to make.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

“People don’t want their lives fixed,” proclaims Chuck Palahniuk in his novel *Survivor.* “Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.” Your challenge in the coming weeks, Pisces, is to prove Palahniuk wrong, at least in regards to you. From what I can tell, you will have unprecedented opportunities to solve dilemmas and clean up messy situations. And if you take even partial advantage of this gift, you will not be plunged into the big scary unknown, but rather into a new phase of shaping your identity with crispness and clarity.

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ongoing, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 912-652-6780. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Free Trial Shimmy Chic: Belly Dance Fitness Shimmy and Shake with a BRAND NEW dance fitness program that we will start offering in January after the holiday break. Shimmy Chic is a low impact, high cardio workout that is designed to teach beginners and challenge the seasoned dancer. You will learn the true skill of belly dance while getting a great workout. Our instructor, Kit Dobry, is the only one certified in the Savannah area to teach this great workout! *Yoga mat is required Join us for a FREE trial Thursday, December 17th. FREE Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.. 612-470683. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. 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. Kids Hip Hop and Jazz Mondays, 6 p.m. salondebailedancestudio. com. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. 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. 912-335-3335. savannahballroom@gmail. com. Savannah Ballroom Dance Studio, 11 Travis Street. LaBlast Dance Fitness 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 Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. 912.312.3549. reservetodance@ Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Latin Nite Salsa DJ Vaina Enventos brings Latin Night to Doubles. Happy hour all night long. NONE Thursdays, 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 828 216 9005. doublesnightclub. com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Latin Salsa Nite Salsa Salsa Salsa with Vaina Eventos. Thu., Feb. 25, 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 828 216 9005. doublesnightclub. com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. 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. 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. 912-272-8329. 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. Salsa Lessons Learn to dance salsa and bachata, and try it free before you buy it. Call 912-7048726 to reserve your space and visit for more information. ongoing. Salsa Savannah Latin Dance Studio, 408 Bull Street. 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. Tito Rojas in person meet and greet ! Tito “El Gallo” Rojas meet and greet with DJ Josh Allen and Vaina Eventos. $10 Fri., Feb. 26, 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 828 216 9005. doublesnightclub. com/. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St.

Food Events

Friends of Coastal Gardens’ 22nd Annual Wild Game & Fish Fry Dinner The 2016 Wild Game and Fish Fry Dinner menu includes alligator, venison, quail, Jim’s fried fish and hush puppies, venison chili, wild game stew, collards, butter beans, biscuits, desserts, beverages and more. Proceeds benefit public outreach and education programs at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. Reservations required by February 22. $50 per person Feb. 26, 7-9:30 p.m. 912-921-5460. elubrani@uga. edu. Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd. Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest Held at Shelter Cove Community Park, the family friendly headlining event features area restaurants/chefs serving up seafood specialties and other tasty cuisine, a Kids Zone, a silent auction, famous crab races, arts and crafts booths and more.

Participating restaurants include American Culinary Federation, Black Marlin, Bluffton Oyster Company, The Crazy Crab, Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar, Mellie Mel’s, The Old Oyster Factory, Poseidon Coastal Cuisine & Rooftop Bar, Shrimp Loco, Skull Creek Boathouse, and more. Live music by DeasGuyz and other local bands. $6. Kids under 10 are free. Feb. 29. 843-681-7273. info@ hhiseafoodfest. com. Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane. Bethesda Farm and Gardens Stand Each week, this popular organic farm stand, managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs, free range eggs, a variety of plants, goat milk soap, firewood and more. In addition, 100 percent grass fed ground beef in various quantities are available at the farm stand, which is raised and distributed by Bethesda Academy’s Cattle & Beef Operation. Specialty cuts are also available. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. Fire & Wine Join us for half-priced bottles of wine, courtyard fire-pits, free marshmallows for roasting, and s’mores kits every Saturday night from 7-11pm! FREE 912-401-0543. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Forsyth Farmers Market Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. 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. Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet Saturday, February

27, 10:30 am at the Lewis Cancer Pavilion, 2nd floor, room 203, 225 Candler Drive on the Candler Hospital campus in Savannah. Polio survivors and guests are invited. For information call 912-927-8332. Sat., Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Dietary Approaches to Manage Hypertension The Habersham Y will present 4 different topic seminars. The first one on February 24th will be on DASH- Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Please see location site. FREE Wed., Feb. 24, 12-1 p.m. 912354-6223. Southside Fleet Maintence Shop, 6900 Sallie Mood Drive. 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 Hearing Screenings The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912355-4601. 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. 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. Jewish Health Fair The Savannah Jewish Federation Greenberg Health Resources Fund makes genetic screening affordable for those who would like this information. This expert panel discussion provides you with opportunities to have your questions answered, screenings for over nineteen diseases and birth defects that are prevalent in Jewish men and women (made available by NxGenMDx), and of, course, some snacks provided by Murray Gottlieb. Sun., Feb. 28, 2-4:30 p.m. 912-355-8111. savj. org. Jewish Educational

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the ghost dog diaries


AMFYOYO old year! By Your Pal Erin

FEB 24- MAR 1, 2016


NOW is the time when the real New Year’s Resolutions begin. I’m not talking about those Patty LaBelle “New Attitude” declarations we make each January 1st but the internal work that we’re finally ready to do. The whole idea reinventing yourself mere seconds after the ball drops is pretty unrealistic to begin with. There isn’t enough time to regain our momentum after a night of celebration, let alone an entire month of retail fueled mania and personal angst. We need at least thirty days to decompress from the holiday bends. Then comes the February blues. Most years, Punxsatawney Phil takes one look at Old Man Winter and hollers “AMFYOYO!” before hightailing it back to his hovel. Springtime is when our real resolutions take hold. Not only have we had enough perspective to identify pesky patterns that have followed us from previous years, we’re finally warm enough to clean out the mental attic and make way for new solutions. This year, spring’s onset coincides with February 29th —Father Time’s equivalent of Platform 9 ¾ on the Hogwarts Express. I’ll be using this magic day to create lots of amazing new things in my life, but until then I’ll be doing some major clearing. Wanna join me? Here are two things you can do: Be honest with yourself about things that are no longer working for you. Instead of setting a general goal like, “I want to exercise every day,” or “I am ready to quit smoking,” take a look at the situations in your life that cause you to feel this way. In my case, this past calendar year has been riddled with business transactions where people have become verbally abusive the moment that negotiations head south. I’m not talking about a momentary loss of temper or a few unkind words, but severe verbal diarrhea with several return trips to the toilet, just in case I didn’t get the message first time around. In the past, I’ve healed the wound by telling myself there’s never a justifiable

reason for anyone to speak to me this way, ever. In doing so, I’ve denied the deeper, more painful truth that these people are merely reiterating the terrible things I say to myself about own unworthiness, especially when it comes to the subject of money. Instead of resolving to stop taking other people’s crap or to make more money, I intend to be kinder and more loving of myself in the areas of my life where people mirror my own feelings of inadequacy. Be on the lookout for mind games, namely yours. Whether you’re just now discovering the power of positive thinking or have practiced for years, our crafty monkey minds can trick us into old thought patters when we least expect it. Although I’m pretty mindful about nipping negativity in the bud, those L’il Demon Bastards (mom’s pet name for them) come a callin’ whenever I play Sudoku. That’s right, Sudoku. For some reason, whenever I convert the puzzle’s blank spaces into numeric sequences, my subconscious plunges into a dark space, reliving old arguments and awkward situations. Even silly memories —like that time the Editor-In-Chief I worked for sat down in the ladies room stall next to me and made small talk whist peeing — cause me to agonize over things I might have said and done to offend others. Recently, I’ve taken a two-front approach to the Sudoku battle. First, I’ve vowed to say only positive mantras whenever I play. Thinking, “six goes here. I love you, Erin!” might be silly, but it feels so much better than remembering the girl who stole my class ring from my dorm room Freshman year after telling me to my face that I was stupid for trusting the people I live with. Second, I’ve made a pact to either speak my mind or move on. If it’s not worth it to hunt down that little dorm harpy on social media and tell her off good and proper, then there’s definitely no room for her in my headspace. After all, she was just repeating her own variation of things I was secretly telling myself. So there you have it, my go to guide for keeping this year’s resolutions. If you haven’t already, be sure to ask Mister Google the meaning of AMFYOYO. It’s about to become your new mantra.

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Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. 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.

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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. 912-236CITY. 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 LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c nonprofit. ongoing. 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. 912-288-1034. 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.

Literary Events

Lecture: Lee Adler: Making Preservation Work Perhaps being the son of one of the famed “Seven Ladies” who saved the Davenport House meant that Lee Adler had preservation in his genes. Whether true or not, Adler came to represent all that was right about Savannah’s preservation movement: the innovative Revolving Fund, neighborhood preservation approaches, intelligent low-cost rentals in historic districts, and the toughest obstacle – Broughton Street. Fellow preservationist Kathy Ledvina explains how Adler made magic happen in Savannah’s quest to maintain its urban plan and architectural integrity. $15 Learning Center members, $20 for visitors Thu., Feb. 25, 5:30 p.m. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. Nicole Hollander Nicole Hollander is the creator of Sylvia, an internationally syndicated comic strip that appeared in over 80 newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, the Detroit News, the Boston Globe, and the Seattle Times. Wed., Feb. 24, 7 p.m. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St.


Land/Lots For Sale

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Real Estate Homes For Sale

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5419 MAGNOLIA AVENUE, off Contact: 912-398-8709 Derenne Avenue. 4BR, 2BA, brick ranch-style w/detached working garage. Renovated kitchen and For Rent bath, hardwood floors, new roof. Move-in Ready! $197,500. Call 1111 East 57 Street, 2 BR/1BA 912-660-9161 Apartment, newly painted, galley kitchen, w/d connections, new floors. $675/ mo $675 deposit. 912-655-4303


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Jacob G. Smith School District: Habersham Village Area. 203 East 64th. 3/2 Brick. Fenced. LR, DR, Den. New Contemporary Bath. Hardwood. $274,900. Tom Whitten, 912-663-0558. Realty Executives Coastal Empire, 9122104 NEW YORK AVENUE: 355-5557 2BR/1 Bath. $775/month plus

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160 Laurelwood: 3BR/2BA, LR,

DR, CH/A, Laundry room, carpet & vinyl, fenced backyard $965/mo.


3 Bedroom/1 Bath, large living/ dining rooms, decorative fireplaces, kitchen nook, new cabinets/appliances, CH/A, hardwood throughout, closedin back porch, washer/dryer connection. 2 blocks from Daffin Park. Just reduced $1350/month. Call 770-846-9248 DUPLEX: 1216 East 54th Street. 2BR/1BA $550/month plus $550/deposit. Two blocks off Waters Avenue, close to Daffin Park. Call 912-335-3211 or email Days/ Nights/Weekends. FURNISHED APARTMENTS, No Deposit. 1 Bedroom, Utilities Included. $160, $175, $190 per week. Corner of 38th and Drayton. 912-234-9779 FURNISHED APTS. STARTING AT $170/WK. Private bath and kitchen, cable, utilities, washer furnished. AC & heat, bus stop on property. No deposit required. Completely safe, manager on property. Contact Gail, (912)650-9358; Linda, (912)690-9097. FURNISHED ROOM FOR RENT, Utilities Included, $110 per week. Corner of 38th and Drayton. Call 912-234-9779


Owner of home will rent it out for St. Patrick’s Day Midtown location, near hospitals, on busline, and Minutes from Downtown Savannah activities, and Tybee Beach. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, and eat-in kitchen, fully furnished. Sleeps 8. ONLY SERIOUS INQUIRIES.


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2 & 3BR, 1 Bath Apts. Newly Renovated, hardwood floors, carpet, ceiling fans, appliances, central heat/air, washer/dryer hookups. $595-$725/month for 2bdrs and $715-$850/month for 3bdrs, utilities may be added to rent if requested.

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Automotive Cars/Trucks/Vans FENDER BENDER ?? Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932.

Service Directory Room for Rent

Business Services

ROOMS FOR RENT $75 MOVE-IN SPECIAL ON 2ND WEEK 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.



CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, ceiling fans. $125-$145 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065

ROOMS FOR RENT - ADULT LIVING: $150 weekly. No deposit. Furnished rooms. All utilities included. Call 912844-5995 Submit Your Event Online and Place Your Ad Online

Brick, Block, Concrete, Stucco, Brick Paving, Grading, Clearing, etc., New & Repair Work. Call Michael Mobley, 912-631-0306

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