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THIS WEEK: LALAH HATHAWAY

Thursday, September 29th at 7:30pm The 3X Grammy award-winner brings her stellar live performance to Savannah after coming off another Grammy win this year for “Little Ghetto Boy”, from her first live concert album “Lalah Hathaway Live.”

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BLAZING SADDLES Friday, September 30th at 8pm

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Free and open to the public The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University celebrates

Confucius Day Friday, September 30, 2016

6 p.m., Social Sciences Building Chinese Silk Exhibit Closing Reception and Fashion Show Highlighting designs by Nancy Wu and Thomas Chu and their use of silk in current trends “Savannah’s Chinese Early Trailblazers, 1913-2000 Photo exhibition by Zhang Weihua For info, call 912-358-3160 Music by “Jamil” Elijah Houston a unit of the University System of Georgia An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

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A Conversation with Andres Bedoya and Masud Olufani An Evening with Meyer Slater Art THURS / 29

Experience the Lowcountry through artist Elizabeth Slater’s point of view. Through visuals and demonstrations, you’ll learn Elizabeth’s unique story and the process behind her works of art. Includes wine and hors d’oeuvre. 6-7:30 p.m. Smith Brothers Butcher Shop, 535 East Liberty Street. $25

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These artists mine the history, culture and beliefs of specific locations: Bolivia and the Southeastern United States, respectively. Their sculptural works are creative responses to these places in form, media and content. The conversation is moderated by Storm Janse van Rensburg, head curator of exhibitions at SCAD. 6 p.m. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

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Film: Brotherhood of Death

A group of black Vietnam vets in a small country town decide to use their deadly warfare skills against a gang of redneck KKK members. The filmmakers tried to save money by hiring NFL football players with no acting experience to portray the Vietnam vets. You can imagine what a mistake that was. 8 pm The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. $6

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3rd Annual Artists & Artisans Tour

The Artists and Artisans Tour is a juried art show featuring Savannah area artists and is curated by ARC. The art show is presented in multiple downtown homes providing a unique, social environment. 5:30-8:30 pm Downtown Savannah $70 SavannahDNA.org/artists

Concert: Lalah Hathaway with Special Guest Jarrod Lawson

Three-time Grammy award-winner brings her stellar performance to town. 8-11 pm Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. $35 to $80. lucastheatre.com

Corn Hole Classic

Coach’s Corner hosts tournament to benefit Senior Citizens, Inc. Includes a fish fry, beer, live music by Clear Daze Band, and cash prizes. 6 pm Coach’s Corner, 3016 East Victory Dr. $50 per player, $35 per non-player jdumas@seniorcitizens-inc.org

Film: An Affair to Remember

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Tybee Post Theater’s One-Year Anniversary

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Tybee Post Theater’s one-year anniversary gala and beach party featuring Sons of Sailors, the Jimmy Buffett tribute band, and a party under the tent before the show. Dress is tropical formal. 7 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Dr. $25, $30 premium seats

Savannah Comedy Festival SAT / 1

Phatt Katz presents the Savannah Comedy Festival hosted by Rudy Rush. Special appearances by Michael Blackson, Kountry Wayne, and Cocoa Brown. 7 p.m. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Nickie, the notorious playboy, meets Terry on a transatlantic ocean liner, while sailing from France to New York. Both are in relationships with others, but, as these things happen, they fall in love and agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building - but will they? For ticket price, a pack of hankies and complimentary glass of wine. 7 pm Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. $10

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Innovation in Savannah As an entrepreneur or business owner, you know the key to success is innovation. But how do you move from beyond the buzzword to actually implementing creative and successful ideas? It involves more than creative minds and good luck; you need the curiosity that happens when you continually question the status quo. To learn about this iterative process and the history of innovation in Savannah and beyond, join us Thursday, Oct. 13th, at Georgia Tech-Savannah, where you’ll hear three local entrepreneurs talk about their visions, struggles and recommendations. Presenters will include Howard Morrison, advisor to entrepreneurs and catalyst for community development; Blake Ellis, CEO and founding partner of CommerceV3; and Yvonne Jouffrault, founder and chief product nerd at Tour Buddy Apps and entrepreneur-in-residence for the Advanced Technology Development Center, a technology incubator at Georgia Tech.

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Discussion: Are there lessons from Brexit for the Modern World?

Tybee Post Theater’s One-Year Anniversary

Join as the Georgia Historical Society and UVaClub of Savannah present a conversation with Dr. William Ferraro, Acting Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor of the Papers of George Washington at the University of Virginia, and Dr. Stan Deaton, Senior Historian for the Georgia Historical Society, discussing topics from the Founding Fathers to global conflicts to presidential elections. 6-7 pm First Baptist Church of Savannah, 223 Bull St. Free and open to the public georgiahistory.com

Tybee Post Theater’s one-year anniversary gala and beach party featuring Sons of Sailors, the Jimmy Buffett tribute band, and a party under the tent before the show. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn.

Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820

History is Monumental Walking Tour

Hear tales of early Savannah and its role in the American Revolution and Civil War. Discover who is buried beneath our beautiful squares, and why they are there. Begins at Massie Heritage Center on Calhoun Square and ends at Johnson Square. 5 pm Massie Heritage Center, 207 East Gordon St. $15

Theatre: Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy is a tale of friendship between an elderly Jewish widow, Daisy, and Hoke, her African-American chauffeur. 7:30 pm Mars Theatre, 109 S. Laurel Street. $20

Theatre: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

The Armstrong Masquers theatre troupe performs this funny Sparknotes-esque take on Shakespeare’s legacy that irreverently presents and seamlessly transitions through all 37 of his comedies, histories and tragedies. Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 7:30 pm, Oct 2 3 pm Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

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Theatre: How I Became A Pirate

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Based on the book by Melinda Long with illustrations by David Shannon, How I Became A Pirate this family musical is sure to leave you and your young mateys singing and dancing in the aisles. Runs two weekends! September 23-October 2 Fridays @ 7pm, Saturday/Sundays @ 3pm. Adults $15, Seniors/Military/Kids $12. Best enjoyed by racketeers and plunderers ages 2-12! 7-8:30 pm, 3 pm matinees Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E Victory $12-15 eventinfo@savannahchildrenstheatre.org. savannahchildrenstheatre.org

Peppa Pig’s Big Splash TUES / 4

Peppa Pig’s Big Splash is an action-packed live show featuring favorite characters as life-size puppets and costume characters. 6 p.m. Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $29.50

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Book Signing: Deadly Dust: The Imperial Sugar Inferno

Larry Peterson’s just-published book, “Deadly Dust: The Imperial Sugar Inferno” is the first full study of the 2008 Imperial Sugar refinery fire that touched the lives of many people in Savannah. His widow, Lanie Peterson, will sign and sell copies of “Deadly Dust.” 12-2 pm The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St.

Buddy Walk

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will hold their 11th annual Buddy Walk in Forsyth Park. 10 am Forsyth Park $15/person or $50/family of 4 ldssga.org/registration/

Film: The Lesson

Newcomers’ Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s The Lesson is a spare, stripped-to-essentials drama about economic stress and mounting desperation that resonated with international audiences anywhere. 5:30 & 8 pm S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 West Henry. $7, cash only

Film: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory The Lucas Theatre is presenting this film to honor the memory of Gene Wilder. 8 pm Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $9

Forsyth Farmers Market

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods. 9 am-1 pm Forsyth Park forsythfarmersmarket.com

Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic

Dr. Allen Hunt speaks on how four lifechanging habits can lead you to discover incredible possibilities for life. 9 am-1:30 pm Blessed Sacrament, 1003 E. Victory Drive. $25

Gardening Session

Kerry Shay, an organic farmer and owner of landscaping company Victory Gardens, provides free instruction. first Saturday of every month, 8:30-9:30 am Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. Free and open to the public

Savannah Comedy Festival

Phatt Katz presents. Hosted by Rudy Rush. Appearances by Michael Blackson, Kountry Wayne, and Cocoa Brown. 7 pm Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

This October, see a newly imagined historical recreation of Savannah’s dreadful Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820 with particular emphasis on Georgia’s first female physician, Mary Lavinder, the destination of the soul and images of medical techniques of the period presented in a magic lantern setting. Not suitable for children under 12 years of age. 7:30 pm Davenport House, 324 East State St. $22 advance, $25 at door davenporthousemuseum.org

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Theatre: The Phantom of the Opera

Part of Asbury’s God on Broadway series, a worship service that combines sermons with Broadway musical themes featuring songs from the musicals in celebration of God’s Word. 11:15 am Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Free and open to the public

Picnic in the Park

Savannah Philharmonic’s annual concert is highlighted by the 1812 Overture with cannon from the 3rd Infantry Division. 7 pm Forsyth Park Free

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Fit For an Autopsy, Lorna Shore, No Zodiac, Face Your Maker, Vatican Coastal Rock Productions presents this deathcore show. 7 pm Dollhouse Productions, 980 Industry Dr. $10 advance, $12 day of

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Peppa Pig’s Big Splash

Peppa Pig’s Big Splash is an actionpacked live show featuring your favorite characters as life-size puppets and costume characters. Come join Peppa, Georgie, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, and more in an all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles. 6 pm Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $29.50


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The money to fight crime is out there by Jim Morekis

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FOR THE COST of the full year’s salary the City has agreed to pay outgoing City Manager Stephanie Cutter after her replacement, Rob Hernandez, starts next month, we could fund about five more police officers for that year instead. For the cost of the Coastal Empire Fairgrounds purchase, we could fund about 85 more police officers.  For the cost of the housing intended for that site, we could probably fund 50 more.  For the cost of the non-budgeted improvements needed for the Westside Arena project—not including the cost of the arena itself—we could probably fund about 100 more police officers.  And that would put us right about where we need to be: 800+ officers, not the 600-some odd fancifully quoted as a fully staffed Metro police department. Hell, for the cost of a month’s worth of that goofy orange barrel circus on Bay Street we could hire one officer for a year. Oh, not a big fan of police, you say? Education, not law enforcement, is the answer to the root problems that plague Savannah, you say? Fine, I don’t disagree. How ‘bout this: For the cost of the latest round of E-SPLOST money going to build new school buildings and only new school buildings, we could adequately compensate each and every current teacher in Chatham County and adequately staff the classrooms of each and every school, with enough money left over to fund more afterschool programs to keep kids off the streets and in school through graduation.  The money’s out there. Don’t let anyone tell you it isn’t. I’m hesitant to use the phrase “tipping point” for what Savannah faces after the recent savage murder of gallery owner

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Kevin Reid while walking with his wife down East Waldburg. We seem to have a lot of things in Savannah that writers like me are fond of describing as “tipping points,” but not much ever seems to really tip. Not a lotta tippin’ goin’ on.

We don’t have time for the same tired old argument anymore. If the murder rate continues to skyrocket, deciding the winner of the argument will be a moot point. It’s become an old Savannah trope that crime only gets people’s attention when it’s a certain type of person who gets killed. My feeling about Mr. Reid’s death has much less to do with race or class than with the symbolism of what he represents: Someone from literally the other side of the world who fell in love with Savannah and decided to stay here and make a difference in local arts and culture. That in a nutshell is the new Savannah dream. A dream destroyed in seconds by three guys with guns. Reid’s murder is a microcosm of our particular time, in this particular place.

If Eddie DeLoach loses the mayor’s gavel in 2019, it won’t be because of this one murder, but because of the total volume of deaths — as was the case with Edna Jackson and all the other politicians who lost their offices just last year. In any case, we don’t have time for the same tired old argument anymore. If the murder rate continues to skyrocket, deciding the winner of the argument will be a moot point anyway. Right now what matters is A) the short-term allocation of resources to the one problem which is the most immediate threat—crime; and B) the long-term allocation of resources to the one problem which is the most pervasive threat – piss-poor education. I know there’s a ton of money out there in Savannah to be had. I know this because we find the money to help politically connected developers build new parking garages. I know this because we find the money for Broughton Street streetscapes. I know this because someone is patronizing all those new restaurants and bars with long lines to get in. I know this because of all the nonprofit directors making huge salaries in a town with 26+ percent poverty. I know this because of all the public school administrators making huge salaries in a school district that ranks near the bottom of one of the worst-performing states in the union. Don’t tell me the money isn’t out there. It’s a question of priorities, not money. I admit it’s pretty unrealistic, possibly even stupidly juvenile, to propose stopping all spending that isn’t on crime. The real world doesn’t work like that. We should be able to prioritize and allocate our resources to where they are most needed. We should be able to walk and chew gum at the same time. But apparently, we aren’t. cs

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Cancel all nonessential spending in Savannah

Editor, Getting on my soap box because I’m mad about the crime in my beautiful hometown. I happened to ride down Pennsylvania Avene and saw where I went to first grade. I see a sign with all of our City

Council’s photos on it, proudly announcing that the old school grounds is the future site of the new “Savannah Gardens Community Center.” It is not the City’s job to parent children, it belongs to the parents at home! It make me boiling mad when people of this town are terrified to even go out of their

homes and all we see is spending for crap like this. New Civic Center, Cultural Arts Center, wasteful street studies on Bay Street, White Bluff sidewalk program and a multitude of more waste. Cancel all spending and put it towards crime. National Guard, police, cameras, and much more!

How much do these fancy city signs with photos of all these council people cost? They are wasting our money to post their own pics! The people in this town are scared to even walk down your so called improved Bay Street. Enough is enough! Butch Lamb


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The Plot thickens at the Library By Jessica Leigh Lebos

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Looking for a harrowing tale of drama and suspense, with just the right touch of absurdity? Look no further than your public library. And I’m not talking in a literary sense; I mean literally. A page-turning saga has been playing out over the past few months at Live Oak Public Libraries, with more characters than a George RR Martin novel. The bloodshed might be metaphorical and there aren’t any steamy sex scenes, but the plotline is just as convoluted. Here’s the Cliffs Notes: It all begins in April, with the abrupt departure of the longtime Executive Director—some say he resigned, others say he was pushed out by the library board. His exit is followed fast by the leave of several top-level characters, including the Marketing and Development Director, who was also in charge of the Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation, a separate charitable entity. This opens a gaping hole at LOPL headquarters on Bull Street, leaving 19 libraries spread out over three counties and 190 employees without leadership. Rumors spread of a coming catastrophe. In the next chapter, LOPL’s Regional Board of Trustees pulls up the Assistant Director for Public Services as Interim Director. Though he has only been working

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at the library since January, he is armed with Masters’ degrees in library science and business. Nevertheless, this protagonist is under prepared for the quest as he quickly encounters a long-brewing storm of staff complaints, from accusations of harassment to sloppy payroll practices. Overwhelmed, he calls upon the State Librarian, who helps secure the services of a Seasoned Library Consultant, who in

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turn demands independent audits of the library’s financial and human resources departments. Reports emerge of poor record keeping and financial discrepancies, the most spectacular involving a check for $454,534 mistakenly issued to a former employee. Auditors also witness garbage bags full of shredded documents, and in a case of recycling gone wild, gift bags stuffed with

confetti that contain portions of employee names and Social Security numbers. The mid-September release of the audits results in the Board of Trustees’ firing of both the Human Resources Director and the department Coordinator amid allegations of intimidation and inappropriate jokes about employees’ appearance. The audits also implicate the Marketing and Development Director in several

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counts of financial tomfoolery, including “commingling” money between the Library and the Foundation. This is where the plot gets real twisty: The week before the audits reports are to be made public, the Chatham County Commission appoints two new members to the library’s Board of Trustees, as is the “right and role” of the Commission. (Chatham County is responsible for eight spots on the 11-member board; the rest come from Effingham and Liberty, the other two counties that make up the regional library system.) In what seems like dramatic contrivance, these two new characters are both directly related to the former Marketing and Development Director and the fired HR Director. The latter is also the Superintendent of Public Schools, who resigns emphatically when the conflict of interest is pointed out at an emergency board meeting. The other, the Marketing and Development Director’s husband, does not attend the meeting. (State law has no stipulations about installing relatives of library employees to the board.) The very next day, an item appears on the agenda of the next meeting of the County Commission calling for a sixmonth notice for a termination of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

between Chatham County and Live Oak Public Libraries. Online outrage ensues. Calls and emails are placed to individual commissioners expressing opposition to any secession of Chatham County from the library system. The County Manager clarifies that this is the way to ensure “transparency and accountability” going forward and that the county “has every intention of remaining part of the regional system” that has been in place since 1945. Current library employees and trustees attend Friday’s interminably long and glacially-paced commission meeting, though no public comment is taken. The motion passes with only one “nay”—from the only Commissioner with a criminal record, who grumbles that there’s “something real fishy in this.” (For the AP English students out there, that is an acceptable example of dramatic irony.) The MOU has been in place since 2004, and representatives from both the County and the Library agree that it needs updating — the County Manager refers to it as “teeth”—to reflect Georgia library law as well as Chatham County employee policy. But here is where the narrative voices diverge. Some library employees still hold suspicions of Machiavellian scheming by

members of the Commission, who they believe are trying to cover up further evidence of budgetary funny business. On the other shelf, certain Commission members believe calling in the state was a power grab by the Board and the Interim Director. The audits are also up for dispute. A former library employee calls the HR report “a hatchet job” that amounts to nothing more than a mountain of personal grievances. The County Manager calls it “inflammatory and unprofessional.” The County Attorney says he refuses to acknowledge the financial findings as valid, referring to them as “alleged audits” and citing major mistakes in the calculations. He says the next step is to conduct a “real audit” by bringing back the library’s ex-Chief Financial Officer, who also resigned last week. That’s all that’s been written so far. Exciting, no? It could be the first of a pulp paperback series based on local scandals: Retribution in Recorder’s Court, Deputy Sheriff Confessions, and every public school parent’s favorite potboiler, Whatever Happened to School Bus #43? Now that we’re all on the same page, however, let’s remember that the players involved are not fictional but real people, and reality rarely brings tidy denouements. The true damsels in distress of this

story are the libraries themselves, and their well-being must be protected from petty politics and bruised egos. It’s important to note that there have been no disruptions of library services in spite of the drama, and all branches are providing their usual book lending, free internet, after school programming and cozy refuge (except for poor Ola Wyeth on Factor’s Walk, which has been closed for months.) Celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Bull Street Library are in effect, as is planning for the always delightful Savannah Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Forsyth Park. So how will this story end? The future of the Library ostensibly lies with the Trustees themselves, who are now tasked with hiring a new Executive Director, CFO, Marketing and Development Director, and several more key management positions. The County Commission still holds the power of who sits on the board, and the upcoming County audit is bound to bring more intrigue. Taxpayers are going to have to read carefully between the lines to make sure the Library lives happily ever after. cs The unabridged versions of the LOPL audits are posted at connectsavannah.com.

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Paging Dr. Lavinder Rounding with Savannah’s female doctor at the Davenport House by Jessica Leigh Lebos

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Allison Maher as Dr. Mary Lavinder

Being a doctor during Savannah’s yellow fever epidemic was a tough gig. Antibiotics wouldn’t be invented for another century, leeches were considered the most effective “cure” in your medicine bag, and you were lucky if your patients lived long enough to pay your ten dollar fee. Everything was worse if you were a woman in those times, but that didn’t stop Mary Lavinder from practicing medicine. Born Oct. 18, 1778, the plucky third child of failed Burnside Island plantation owner Benjamin Lavinder pursued her Hippocratic ambitions through books, then traveled north around 1812 to study midwifery under Dr. Thomas C. James at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. Her gender prevented her from receiving an official degree, but she returned to Savannah to treat patients for obstetrics-related conditions (i.e., birthing babies) and also played a vital role in ministering to the sick during the dreaded pestilence of the 1820s. Though she eschewed the title, she was known as “Dr. Lavinder” by her patients and the other physicians of the time. Her 1845 obituary describes a no-nonsense, capable practitioner who cared for the poor, homeless and terminally ill during the plague, “regardless of the danger of what many then considered an infectious disease.” This fascinating and formidable character has been brought back to life for “Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820,” the Isaiah Davenport House’s annual homage to Savannah’s ghastly true stories. Every

October since 2003, the public has been invited to tour the restored Federal-style mansion led by docents in period dress who describe the drama and details of the era. This year, the interactive performances take place on Friday and Saturday evenings all month (with the exception of Oct. 15), a rare occasion that the house museum is open after dark. The Davenport House staff uses historical archives and forgotten artifacts to stage the terrible time that began in January 1820 with a fire that destroyed the downtown business district and ended with more than 660 dead from a mysterious, violent fever. “The year starts with one disaster and ends with another,” says playwright and historical interpreter Raleigh Marcell. “A lot happened in between.” History buffs may think they know all that transpired in Savannah in 1820, but Marcell and co-creator Jamal Touré always seem to unearth new facets of the narrative. Marcell first came across the scant historical mentions of Dr. Lavinder when researching the 2006 performance and mined them to create a script around Savannah’s—and the state of Georgia’s—first female physician. “There is just her obituary and a couple of letters. You’d think she would have left more of a documentary trail,” laments Marcell. Still, those few documents yield a surprisingly rich focus for interpretation in context of the yellow fever epidemic. Local actor Allison Maher plays the part of the esteemed doctor, who is joined by better

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Savannah Arts student Maggie Hannan portrays a soul-searching victim of yellow fever.

That might have something to do with how history tends to repeat itself. This year’s interpretation is made even more relevant since the same species of mosquito that was finally discovered to spread yellow fever is the same one that carries the Zika virus today. Mayor Charlton’s announcement back in 1820 to turn away those coming into the Savannah port from foreign lands mirrors current calls to limit immigration over fear of an epidemic. The risk of a plague like the ones that ravaged Savannah in the 19th century are fairly low, thanks to the miracles of modern medicine. Two hundred years ago, however, any hope would have been placed in what was in the physician’s black bag. Though her records might be few, it is clear that Mary Lavinder provided much more than that. One excerpt describes her pulled in a carriage by her old white horse, distributing coffee and blankets to the infirm and acting as a “ghostly comforter” to the hopeless. She was a figure of mercy, one of the original founders of the First Presbyterian Church and “remained a spinster” her entire life. Even after she was offered a job in obstetrics at Harvard, Dr. Lavinder chose to stay in Savannah to minister to the sick and poor. Perhaps now that she has been revived in the halls of the Davenport House, history won’t let her be forgotten once more. “She was one of the more extraordinary women which our state has produced,” read her obituary. “Long will it be before we shall look upon her like again.” cs

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known historical counterparts Dr. William Waring and Mayor Thomas U.P. Charlton. “These are all actual Savannahians who experienced yellow fever, and we use their words to tell the story,” points out Marcell. The period-correct stage is set in the Kennedy Pharmacy, enriched by photos and illustrations that evoke 19th century Savannah. Visitors then move into the house itself to encounter more scenes, the halls and spiral staircase illuminated by lanterns. A visit to Dr. Lavinder’s office reveals more of the “cutting edge” treatments at the physician’s disposal, a testament to why this event is a favorite with the Halloween scare set. In the attic, Touré reprises his role as a free person of color, this time captivating audiences with the funereal practices of enslaved Africans, who were not counted in the historical records. “Thanatopsis,” the haunting poem by “hit poet of the day” William Cullen Bryant, accompanies more characters as they struggle with the disease. In the parlor, Savannah Arts theater major Anna Smith performs a traditional mourning song after the worst happens. A ghostly figure played by another Savannah Arts student, Maggie Hannan, will muse on the “destination of the soul” excerpted from a Washington Irving essay from the time, making this a true multimedia affair. The 75-minute program is recommended for children 12 and older and requires the ability to walk up and down stairs in semi-darkness. Re-enacting the same year in history might make some feel like they’re trapped in a loop, but Davenport House executive director Jamie Credle says audiences have an insatiable curiosity for yellow fever. “Every year, we always think we’re going to give it a rest, but then people get upset,” laughs Credle. “Almost every performance sells out.”

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Connecting to the coast

One Hundred Miles and artist Elizabeth Slater team up to engage and inspire by jessica leigh lebos

jll@connectsavannah.com

SEPT 28-OCT 4, 2016

When it comes to oysters, most folks slurp the deliciousness within and toss the shells aside. Not Elizabeth Slater. The local artist often saves the irregularly-shaped shucks after a Lowcountry feast, lining them up in her studio to study and paint. “Sometimes I ask to take home my shells from the Pink House and they look at me like I’m nuts,” she says with a laugh. “But each one is unique, and I’m always trying to capture that particular beauty.” Slater grew up on her family’s dock on the Grove River near Georgetown, where she not only learned to host an oyster roast but set up a crab pot and throw a shrimp net. But it’s not just the bounty and the beauty of the coast that inspires her dreamy watercolors of spartina grass and plump pink shellfish. “The marshes are where life lives in this part of the country, it acts as a filter and rejuvenates the water,” she says, echoing the wisdom of her maternal grandmother, Rebecca Felton Meyer, who inspired the name of her studio, Meyer Slater Art. To help promote the importance of preserving Georgia’s coastal ecology, Slater has teamed up with advocacy group One Hundred Miles for an interactive art talk on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Smith Brothers Butcher Shop. Delicious bites from Executive Chef James Levin will be passed and wine will flow as she discusses her techniques and inspiration, which includes the burlap sacks used to transport oysters. A percentage of proceeds from art sales benefit One Hundred Miles. The collaboration is part of One Hundred Miles’ aim to unify Georgia’s coastal residents as pollution, development and large-scale industry continue to threaten the region’s delicate ecological balance. The Brunswick, GA-based non-profit has 14 become a formidable voice at the state

One Hundred Miles’ Chief of Coastal Advocacy Paulita Bennett-Martin stands with the volunteers of the Choose to Reuse campaign.

Cottages, the Surfrider Foundation and other organizations to produce 10,000 reusable bags. A stack of 500 of the sturdy red sacks went out free to every Tybee business that signed the Beach Bag Pledge, which exacts a promise to distribute them to customers and reorder at least one time. After its launch at the end of August, the Choose to Reuse program received 17 pledges in 13 days. The bags are in hot demand for tourists who want them as souvenirs, and there is talk of it becoming Elizabeth Slater captures the simple beauty of Georgia’s coast in her paintings. an annual event with a design contest for artists. “I think it’s safe to say it’s been a sucassembly in the past two years, represent- World Economic Forum, plastics will outcess,” says Bennett-Martin. ing coastal communities from Cumberweigh fish in the oceans by 2050 at the “We’ve distributed 9000 bags so far, and land Island to Tybee and all the inlets current rate of unchecked production and we’re still getting calls.” and sounds in between. Policy work isn’t disposal. By using reusable bags, one perHelping cut down on the amount of always pretty, however, and the group con- son removes more than 20,000 plastic bags plastic in coastal waterways is a way that tinues to network support through those from the environment over the course of OHM protects the coast with direct action, who are going to live with it. their life. though promoting coastal conservation “Conservationists already know what’s After last year’s narrow defeat of a prothrough aesthetic appreciation is also an at stake,” says Kelly Patton, OHW memposed ban for single use plastic bags on the important tactic. bership and outreach coordinator. island, those working towards reducing “I hope that my paintings will inspire “We want to engage more businesses plastic pollution had to switch gears. people to connect with our marshes and and artists, and the best way to do that is to If they couldn’t legislate cutting down on the need to protect them,” says Slater. celebrate the places and people that make the amount of plastic bags originating from She adds that there is much to learn our coast unique.” Tybee, they hope to inspire it by getting from the majesty of the humble oyster. In addition to an event calendar of art businesses to promote reusable bags. “They filter out the bad stuff and make shows, book clubs and cocktail socials up “The one thing that was stopping people pearls out of it. It doesn’t get any more and down the seaboard, OHM also has was the cost,” says OHM Chief of Coastal amazing than that.” cs boots on the ground on Tybee Island, Advocacy Paulita Bennett-Martin. An Evening with Meyer Slater Art where it recently implemented its “Choose “Business owners were interested in & One Hundred Miles to Reuse” Campaign. offering them but couldn’t afford to give When: 6-7:30pm, Thurs., Sept. 29 An estimated trillion plastic bags are them away.” Where: Smith Bros., 535 E. Liberty discarded every year worldwide, and milSo One Hundred Miles partnered with Cost: $15 OHM members, $20 general lions end up clogging marshes and oceans BYOB founder Ashley Workman as well and strangling wildlife. According to the as the Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Mermaid Info: onehundredmiles.org


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Has the U.S. ever had a presidential candidate who said things as outrageous as Donald Trump has this year? I’d imagine we’ve had some wild accusations hurled in the past, but have any candidates stooped to the levels we’re hearing today? —Marie Wilson SOME OF you may recall that in a column last year about why someone would mount a long-shot campaign for president, I basically laughed off the possibility that Donald Trump had a chance in 2016. My thinking, like a lot of people’s (not that it lets any of us off the hook), was: sure, the political process had gotten pretty gruesome, but come on—we couldn’t be that far gone. As it turned out, of course, we were. Now we’re about to find out if the road to the White House runs lower than anyone ever dreamed. Still, let’s not be naive. Mudslinging is as old as the two-party system, and trash talk helped get many of our most prominent statesmen into the history books. In the infamous campaign of 1800, Thomas Jefferson had on his payroll a guy named James Thomson Callender, a newspaperman, pamphleteer, and specialist in what we now call opposition research. Having already helped scupper Alexander Hamilton’s career in public office by exposing an adulterous dalliance (and alleging corruption), Callender now went to work on President John Adams, calling him “mentally deranged” and a “hideous hermaphroditic creature.” His Adams-bashing got Callender

locked away for a spell under the Sedition Act. Afterwards, when the newly elected Jefferson didn’t reward him as he’d hoped, Callender went to press with the story that the president’s slave Sally Hemings had borne Jefferson several little Jeffersons, as supported by DNA testing two centuries later. For their part, Adams’s Federalist allies had long been muttering about Hemings and (later sources suggest) supposed irregularities in Jefferson’s own parentage, though they didn’t think to demand his birth certificate. Given our nation’s track record on issues of race, it’s no shocker that a lot of such smear jobs involved claiming a candidate might have nonwhite relatives. In 1828 Andrew Jackson complained about backers of his opponent, John Quincy Adams, dragging family into it—saying Jackson’s mom had been a prostitute and that he had a black half-brother sold into slavery. None of this was true, but the proAdams faction got closer to the mark when they called Old Hickory’s wife, Rachel, a bigamist: the Jacksons had eloped before Rachel’s first husband actually obtained the divorce he’d filed for. She took the public shaming hard and, shortly after the election, died suddenly, apparently of a heart attack; her embittered Andy forever cursed his foes as murderers. With the presidency on the line, political operatives have tried saying anything and everything. In 1928, Republicans circulated photos of Democratic candidate Al Smith at the mouth of a tunnel (it was actually the Holland Tunnel, under the Hudson River), accompanied by text explaining that Smith, a Catholic, had constructed a sub-Atlantic passageway to the Vatican through which he could report to the Pope for his orders. And you thought the Obama’s-a-secret-Muslim stuff was a stretch. And yet, one reasonably objects, in these cases the candidates themselves remained presidentially above the fray and let surrogates do the uglier work. Here’s where Trump—his id seemingly hooked straight up to the public record via video feed and

smartphone—may indeed be a groundbreaker. Has any high-profile candidate been more personally outrageous? Needless to say, many have supported positions that would seem outright loopy now but were within the political mainstream at the time—the most unabashedly racist candidate today would hardly defend chattel slavery; the primmest teetotaler wouldn’t argue for prohibition. Third-party candidates have perhaps been more inclined to unpredictable talk: in the last days of the 1992 race, H. Ross Perot told reporters that President George H.W. Bush’s dirty-tricks team planned to target his daughter by shopping doctored photos to tabloids and disrupting her wedding. The nearest thing to what we’re seeing now, though, may have been a sitting president whose public statements were so wild he didn’t even get a shot at re-election. During maybe the worst speaking tour in U.S. political history, Andrew Johnson in 1866 suggested that divine Providence itself might have taken out Abraham Lincoln to get the right man in charge of the Union, routinely compared himself to Jesus, and went way off script in response to hecklers, at one point proposing that a congressional adversary be hanged. In Indianapolis he was shouted down entirely by an unruly and ultimately riotous crowd. Johnson, to quote the articles of impeachment later filed against him, “did . . . make and deliver with a loud voice certain intemperate, inflammatory, and scandalous harangues, and therein utter loud threats and bitter menaces as well against Congress as the laws of the United States duly enacted thereby, amid the cries, jeers, and laughter of the multitudes then assembled and in hearing.” Yes, there was a time when being a provocative blowhard could be considered an impeachable offense. Now, I grimly note, a sizable chunk of the electorate considers it a qualification for office. cs By cecil adams Send questions to Cecil via straightdope.com

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Homicide Total

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(17 solved)

Non-fatal Shootings

63

Murder of gallery owner spurs GSP request, police statements

The fatal shooting of Australian Aboriginal Art gallery owner Kevin Reid during a failed armed robbery attempt on Sep. 21 and the shooting and attempted armed robbery of victims at 39th and Bull Streets on Sep. 19 prompted Chief Joseph Lumpkin to request the assistance of Georgia State Patrol last week. “The Georgia State Patrol has agreed to assign resources to help us combat these violent offenders. As you know, we classify any criminal conduct that involves three or more people as being group/gang involved and group violence. Certainly, this week’s two subject crimes-one in Precinct 2 and the other in Precinct 3, were ‘group/gang’ involved,” says Chief Lumpkin. “We want to bring these robbers, shooters, repeat gun violators and killers to justice. That is true for anyone who is creating fear and harming people in any part of our jurisdiction. Our officers have increased patrols, undercover operations and investigations to identify who we believe are a group of perpetrators who are plaguing pedestrians traveling on our sidewalks during the hours of late evening to early morning,” says the Chief.

Patrol Operations Major Kerry Thomas added: “SCMPD is redirecting personnel and technology to address armed robberies and shootings. We are also requesting additional state law enforcement resources to increase visibility and improve public safety. Again, we are asking the public to step forward with information about any of our open shooting, robbery and homicide investigations.” In a remarkable stateGallery owner Kevin Reid was murdered Sept. 21 ment over the weekend, Savannah-Chatham Metro Police appeared to push larger police presence on streets where back against allegations that the only reathe vast majority of street robberies and son for the request for extra help is due to - recently, street shootings involving robMr. Reid’s race. beries - have occurred. That area of con“In August Chief Lumpkin offered with cern is larger than the Historic District. the support of the Mayor and Council a The SCMPD does not determine police $10,000 reward for information leading services along racial or economic lines.” to the arrest and conviction of a perpetraMan shot, refuses cooperation tor in any open homicide investigation. Detectives are investigating a reported As we all know, the overwhelming majorshooting that occurred on Saturday, Sept. ity of victims are African Americans and that $10,000 is being offered to solve those 24 on Cloverdale Drive near Audubon cases, and all homicides, to provide justice Street. At about 11:15 p.m., Metro officers for the victims and their families,” said the responded to a residence on the 1400 block statement. of Cloverdale Drive, where, Cerchawn “On Friday, the Chief again asked the Green, 23, sought help after sustaining a public for information that will help lock non-life threatening gunshot wound. up the group and gang members who are Reportedly, Green was standing on robbing people at gun point: in front of Cloverdale Drive near Audubon Street their homes, on sidewalks, leaving restaurants and bars or walking home after work. when shots were fired at him from a black vehicle. This week’s goal of requesting the Geor“So far, the victim has not cooperated gia State Patrol to add additional areas of with investigators. The suspect’s identity patrols in Savannah-Chatham is to put a remains under investigation. Detectives do

not believe this was a random shooting,” police say.

Fatal hit-and-run

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police seek the public’s help in locating the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run collision on Sunday, Sept. 25 on Ft. Argyle Road near Mile Marker 5. Just before 2 a.m., Metro responded to the scene, finding Frederick Crawford, 33, deceased. Investigators believe Crawford was walking in the westbound lanes of Ft. Argyle Road when he was struck by a vehicle driving in the same direction. The vehicle fled. Crawford died at the scene as a result of his injuries. Investigators are now searching for a white pick-up truck with a crew cab or extended cab. The truck also is believed to have a green and white emblem on its door.

Man shot on Skidaway

Detectives are investigating a shooting that injured a man at approximately 4 a.m., Sep. 26. Metro responded to a gas station in the 2000 block of Skidaway Road finding Dileep Madappallil, 37, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with serious injuries. Detectives believe the suspect was a black male suspect with short hair. He wore a black shirt and a purple mask on his face during the incident. cs

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news & Opinion News of the weird Police and prosecutors in Dallas, appropriately sensitive at having been the site of the 1963 killing of President Kennedy, have apparently taken out their shame on assassination buff Robert Groden. As the Dallas Observer reported in September, Groden has been ticketed by police dozens of times for operating book sales booths near the “grassy knoll” (site of the alleged “second shooter” of the president)—and yet he prevails in court every single time (82 straight, and counting). (Tip for visitors from the Observer: Never publicly utter “grassy knoll” in Dallas, as it seems particularly to offend the police.)

The Continuing Crisis

• Stephen Mader, 25, native of Weirton, West Virginia, and former Weirton police officer, is fighting to get his job back after being fired for not being quick enough on the trigger. When Ronald Williams Jr., in May, made a ham-handed attempt at “suicide by cop,” it was Mader who, rather than shooting, tried to talk Williams down (based on his Marine Corps and police academy training), but when Williams pointed his unloaded gun at two of Mader’s colleagues, and one of them quickly shot the man to death, police officials fired Mader for having been insufficiently aggressive. • Can’t Possibly Be True: Few U.S. forces in Afghanistan speak the native Pashto or Dari, and the war prospects would be dim were it not for courageous Afghan civilians who aid the U.S. as interpreters under promise of protection and future emigration to the U.S. However, the congressional battle over immigration policy has delayed entry for about 10,000 interpreters, who (along with their families) face imminent death if they remain in Afghanistan. Some in Congress also regard Afghans as riskier immigrants (despite the interpreters’ demonstrated loyalty).

Suspicions Confirmed

Master baker Stefan Fischer filed a lawsuit recently against Bakery of New York for wrongful firing—because he refused to use “bug-infested” flour to make batches of bread. According to Fischer, when he informed management of the bugs in the

facility’s 3,000-pound flour silo, he was told simply to make “multigrain” bread, which Fischer took to mean that fewer diners would complain if they heard “crunching” while eating multigrain.

Leading Economic Indicators

“families” with characteristics identifying them to other family members. According to Dr. Simard, “mother” trees that ordinarily expand their roots wildly may hold back to give nearby “kinfolk” tree roots a chance to spread. Using “isotope tracing,” she learned of trees passing healthful carbon, via fungi, to neighboring family seedlings, which she said renders the seedlings more resistant to future stress.

• News Corporation Australia reported in September the enviable success of a 16-year-old British entrepreneur, Ms. Beau Jessup, who has so Can’t Stop Myself far earned about $84,000 (1) The lifelong pickwith a simple online app to pocket known as “Auntie help rich Chinese parents Sato,” 83, who has spent select prosperous-sounding nearly 30 years of her English names for their I just want life behind bars, was senbabies. Users choose among to check out tenced again (two years, 12 personality traits they some books six months) in August for hope their baby to have, then a purse-snatching from a receive three suggestions traveler in Tokyo’s Ueno (including a list of famous Station. “Why,” asked the people with those names). judge, does Auntie Sato Jessup got the idea when keep at it, especially since living in China and noticshe also owns property ing that some babies of the and has rental income. rich were given lame names, Said she, “I thought about such as “Gandalf” and (stopping),” but “gave “Cinderella.” up.” “It’s hopeless.” (2) • Chinese Management Faisal Shaikh, awaiting Techniques: (1) About 200 his cellphone theft case employees at a travel serto be called at the Thane sessions court in vice in Shandong Province were fined the Mumbai, India, in August (one of several equivalent of $6.50 each recently for failtheft charges pending), wandered up to ing to comply with orders to “comment” the court stenographer’s desk and swiped (favorably, one supposes) on the general her cellphone. He was apprehended manager’s daily posts to the Twitter-like shortly afterward near the courthouse. Internet site Sina Weibo. (2) In June, a motivational trainer working with employees of the Changzhi Zhangze Rural Oops! By August, Raymond Mazzarella was Commercial Bank reportedly told the fed up with the tree in his neighbor’s yard poor-performing bank personnel (among in Pittston Township, Pennsylvania, as the 200 at the session) to “prepare to be it was continuously dripping sap onto beaten.” He then walked among the workhis car—and so grabbed a chainsaw, cut ers, whacking some with a stick, shaving the heads of the males and cutting the hair through the 36-inch-wide trunk, and (he thought) fixed the problem. However, the of the females. tree fell directly onto Mazzarella’s small Weird Science apartment house, dispossessing five tenTrees talk to each other and recognize ants and, ultimately, forcing inspectors to their offspring, according to Australian condemn the entire building. ecology researcher Suzanne Simard (most Recurring Themes recently lecturing on the influential video Popular Fetishes: (1) A middle-aged series TED Talks). Trees are not indepenman was reported in three incidents in the dent organisms but belong to arboreal

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Aberdeen, Scotland, area in August and September to be approaching women and asking for piggyback rides. He was still at large. (2) In September, England’s Derby Crown Court sentenced Sanjeev Sandhu, 29, to six months in jail because of the “extreme” pornography on his phone. One image was of children having sex, but the judge also noted images featuring humans having sex with dogs, a donkey, a bull and in another case, a fish.

How to Tell If You’re Drunk

Dave Little, 27, vacationing on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza, Spain—and partying hard, apparently—was at press time still haggling with eBay, trying to get out of his “successful” auction bid (blamed on a fingering misadventure on his phone) of 28,500 British pounds (about $37,000) for a Scania Irizar Century bus. eBay, of course, warns that bids are legally binding. Little believes that his dad had earlier searched bus information on the phone and that alcohol then affected his own navigation between screens.

The Passing Parade

(1) A water line in Hood County, Texas, broke in August, 5 feet below ground on Andrea Adams’s property, but Acton Municipal District worker Jimmie Cox, 23, came to the rescue—which involved Cox briefly submerging himself in the mud, face down to his waist, to clamp the line. He said later, “In this line of work, (we) do it a lot.” (photo: http://bit.ly/2bPCt0s) (2) On Sept. 9, a man (who said later he somehow could not stop his car) drove off of a nine-story downtown parking garage in Austin, Texas. The SUV hung upside down (caught only by the garage guide wire that wrapped around one wheel) until passersby pulled him to safety. (photo: http://bit. ly/2bYnTCc)

A News of the Weird Classic (November 2012)

No Do-Overs: By 2009, James Washington believed he had gotten away with a 1995 murder, but then he had a heart attack, and on his deathbed, in a fit of remorse, told a guard in the jailhouse where he was being detained on an unrelated offense, “I have to get (this) off my conscience.” However, Washington miraculously recovered from the heart attack and tried to take back his confession, but prosecutors in Nashville, Tennessee, used it to augment sparse evidence from 1995, and in October 2012 the now-healthier Washington was convicted of the murder and sentenced to 51 years in prison. By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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The return of

Damad

Damad gets wild back in the day.

Influential Savannah band is back for a cause—and heavy as ever by Anna Chandler

SEPT 28-OCT 4, 2016

anna@connectsavannah.com

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In April, Savannah sludge juggernauts Kylesa announced that the band was going on an indefinite hiatus. The news hit fans hard, but a huge surprise greeted them a few months later: in June, guitarist Phillip Cope announced his pre-Kylesa band Damad would reunite for the first time in a decade. “The last [reunion] went really well,” remembers Cope. “We talked about doing it again sometime, and time went by and by. We started talking about it again a while ago—everybody’s schedules are just so busy.” The annual benefit for Jake Trout. Nine years ago, Trout was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and was in remission until the cancer came back in April 2015. Supporting an old friend was the perfect opportunity for Damad to play once more. Now, theyr’e back with two reunion gigs: one at this weekend’s Benefit for Jake Trout at The Jinx and an appearance at Midnight Communion IV, a festival in Long Beach, California. From 1993 to 2001, Damad pushed the boundaries of extreme metal with a sound that was sludgy and grimy with a molasses-drip elasticity to it and an industrial edge. What really made it, though, was Victoria Scalisi’s vocals. While gripping the mic and wind milling her waist-length hair, Scalisi’s roar sounded downright sinister in its quieter moments, her curdling, brutal roar unstoppable. With spoken political speech samples, noise, and electronics, the sound was hugely influential, the band’s three full-length releases (1994’s cassette Hotel American, 1997’s Rise and Fall, and 2000’s Burning Cold), and handful of singles and EPs are still sought out by metal fans and collectors. “I think there’s probably differing views on how we actually got started,” laughs

Cope of the band’s origins. Much like today, Savannah’s heavy and punk scenes were tight-knit in the ‘90s— Cope and Scalisi knew each other and even played together pre-Damad. Frustrated with Savannah, Cope moved to Chicago to start a band, but kept in touch with Scalisi, eventually deciding to move back and start a new project together. “When Damad first started, there wasn’t too much here,” Cope recalls of the ‘90s Savannah scene. “There were a few things here and there—a spot that Kristy, Jake’s partner, started called The Hang Nail, a gallery DIY punk space, had a lot of great shows there, Spitboy played there…that was pretty short-lived, but what it did was plant the seed for more to come. It took a while in Damad for the punk scene to build back up. It was typical Savannah—the scene kind of comes in waves. But after awhile, it wasn’t just Damad anymore— there were other bands popping up. So it was a scene that really started developing with multiple people booking shows and lots of bands coming through for quite a few years there, it was a lot.” When Damad dissolved, Cope, bassist Brian Duke, and drummer Christian Depken formed Kylesa with Laura Pleasants. The rest, as they say, is history. “Kylesa formed directly out of Damad, so the first cuts were kind of still rooted the way I was playing guitar,” says Cope. “Over time—that was 15 years ago—so over time, it certainly changed. Going back was a little weird at first, but now I’m really into it. it’s really fun how it’s all coming back to me—I’m kind of surprised by how much I remember from back then. A lot of it is weird and noisy—I didn’t know if I’d be able to play that stuff again! But so far, so good.” With six months of rehearsals, Damad is primed for an enormous return, and Cope is keeping options open. “Right now, we just have the two shows, and we’ll just see where it goes from now.” Cope notes that the band will have fresh shirts for sale at their show this weekend.

“Going back was a little weird at first, but now I’m really into it. it’s really fun how it’s all coming back to me—I’m kind of surprised by how much I remember from back then.” It’s been fun to dive into the past, but Damad’s members are immersed in their own projects. Scalisi and Scott Cooper recently formed the four-piece Lies in Stone with Ben Maher and Burke Stewart. Cope, who’s primarily based in Columbia, is writing new songs. “I’m working on some solo material right now, notably a song for the Planet of Doom soundtrack,” he shares. “I also have a new band forming—no name yet—based in Columbia. It’s too early to say what it’ll sound like, but it’s going to be heavy.” Damad takes the stage on Saturday with old buds Black Tusk and Columbia powerviolence/doom/grind outfit Republican Marriage. Cope and company are looking forward to playing again and, above all, supporting longtime pals. “Jake and Kristy, the two of them have been a part of our extended family since the beginning,” Cope says. “They’re our very close friends.” CS

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Grammy award-winning songstress Lalah Hathaway shares her gift at The Lucas by anna chandler

anna@connectsavannah.com

Photo by Ali LeRoi

The Lucas Theatre will resonate this weekend with the soulful melodies of Grammy award-winning artist Lalah Hathaway. The daughter of soul singer Donny Hathaway (“The Ghetto,” “This Christmas,” “Little Ghetto Boy”) and classically trained vocalist Eulaulah Hathaway, Lalah was surrounded by music as a child. She even contributed coos and cries to “The Ghetto,” one ofher father’s most beloved songs, when she was just a year old. Tragically, when she was 10, her father, diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, was found dead outside Essex House, a hotel in New York City; the death was ruled a suicide. But the devastating loss didn’t quiet the family’s song. Eulaulah enrolled Lalah and sister, Kenya, in performing arts high schools, where the girls studied piano. Hathaway wrote her first song in the 10th grade and was signed to Virgin Records in 1989, going


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on to study at Berklee College of Music, where she recorded her debut album, Lalah Hathaway, in 1990. The collection introduced a versatile, powerful singer with a mesmerizing command of the stage and impressive knack for easily transitioning between R&B, pop, jazz, and gospel stylings, and the world was absolutely hooked. Hathaway enjoyed a Billboard debut, hitting #191 on the Hot 200 charts and #18 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts; the slinky, upbeat single “Heaven Knows” peaked at #3 on the Hot R&B charts. Her voice recalled the warm, soulful intonation of her father, but Hathaway’s croon curled and smoked at the edges with a modern R&B kick. Four years later, Hathaway released a follow-up, A Moment. Though it didn’t catch the critical acclaim that her debut did, she pushed on, pushing on to release The Song Lives On in 1999. A disc of duets with Joe Sample, in-demand pianist, Hathaway took on standards, torch songs, and even her father’s own “For All We Know.” Throughout her career, Hathaway has consistently stunned audience with her versatile chops and has three Grammy awards to prove it: a 2014 Best R&B Performance Award for “Something” with Snarky Puppy, a 2015 Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Jesus Children” with Robert Glasper Experiment and Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and, her most recent, a 2016 Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Little Ghetto Boy,” a cover of her father’s hit from Lalah Hathaway Live. Recorded at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, Live shows Hathaway illuminating the very stage on which her father recorded his own live album. The performance was groundbreaking for Hathaway and made her realize the restraint she has taken in her career. “Anytime people would ask, ‘Do you feel any pressure being the daughter of Donny Hathaway?’ my answer was, “No. There is only one me and there is only one him. I never have to fill those shows, I only have to stand in my own,’” she shared on her website. “For 25 years, I have been saying, ‘I’m my own person’ and ‘I know my path’ and ‘I don’t mind when people compare me to my Dad’ and ‘I don’t feel any pressure from the outside world’...but in reality, that very pressure can sometimes drive me into hiding myself.”

Singing on The Troubadour stage changed Hathaway’s life, and the intensity of the moment allowed her to stop hiding. “I realized I was stepping into a light,” she explained. “I was literally and figuratively, taking a step into a new place, a new space where I could no longer hide. The record is not perfect. I didn’t fix every little thing and that was liberating. I submitted myself to the truth of the moment.” After the show, a dear friend approached Hathaway and said, “You can put it down now.” Hathaway knew precisely what he meant. “Taking that moment to honor my father and celebrate my own career, to record a live album in the same room where he recorded his all those years ago, released me from myself, my self-created pressure. I opened up to me in a way that I had never done before. I could see things clearer. A fog had lifted.” “Mirror,” a late cut on Live, holds a special place in Hathaway’s heart. An affirmation of acceptance and self-love, the song is an empowering anthem of living one’s truth. “Stop hiding yourself, love yourself when no one else can,” Hathaway encourages in the song’s chorus. As a distinctly unique performer in charge of her own image, “Mirror” is an inspiring tune that reminded fans why they love Hathaway so much in the first place. “When I first decided to loc my hair, I was warned against it,” the singer shared when releasing “Mirror.” “They told me it was a bad marketing idea. ‘How will people relate to you with dry, nappy hair?’ I clearly understand now that I am a beautiful woman and I do not need to fit into anyone else’s paradigm of beauty because really, the only person I need to feel beautiful for is me.” Hathaway’s Savannah performance is one of just three Georgia dates. As the star takes The Lucas stage, Savannahians will witness true beauty, inside and out. CS

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Where: The Lucas Theatre for the Arts When: Thursday, September 29, 8 p.m. Cost: $35-80 via savannahboxoffice.com

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“Anytime people would ask, ‘Do you feel any pressure being the daughter of Donny Hathaway?’ my answer was, “No. There is only one me and there is only one him.

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By Anna Chandler anna@connectsavannah.com

Moodie Black, Chief and the Doomsday Device, Skippy Spiral @Skinny

Garden Giant, Jeff Zagers, Jordan Esker and the Hundred Percent @El-Rocko Lounge

Savannah rock trio Garden Giant releases its debut full-length, Mutual, this weekend. A fusion of prog-rock transitions, dance beats, and jam-esque riffage, Mutual will be available on CD and cassette at the merch table. It’s an El-Rocko return for Florida-based Jordan Esker and the Hundred Percent. The band just released the soulful, jangly single “Taking an Office Day,” their first recording in two years. Jeff Zagers brings a quieter side to the show with his lovely, meditative experimental-pop. Friday, September 30, 9:30 p.m., $3, 21+

Sunday Recital: Bill Smith @Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah Savannah’s own Bill Smith will perform a solo concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah. A public school music for 23 years, Smith can often be found playing a mix of jazz and Brazilian tunes alongside vocalist Ellen Gross. For this special solo concert, he’ll present a mix of jazz, classical, and Irish guitar numbers, and some mandolin and Irish whistle pieces. Sunday, October 2, 1 p.m., all-ages

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MOODIE BLACK

Skinny Gallery has moved to 905 Abercorn Street, and they’re celebrating with a musical show of unusual and inventive artists. Noise-rap pioneers Moodie Black got their start in Arizona in 2004. It’s an aggressive and risk-taking sound, the kind of avant-garde stuff that doesn’t care if you don’t like it and highlights bare lyrics that explore the personal as political, queerness, and trans identity. Alongside fellow moody noiserappers like Death Grips (who recently remixed a Moodie Black song) and Dalek, the band continues to challenge style and create hard-edged yet melodic sonic portraits influenced by Spacemen 3 and N.W.A. equally. They’re currently touring in support of an upcoming album, Lucas Acid, coming in early 2017 via Fake Four, Inc. Austin, Texas’s Chief and The Doomsday Device, an MC, DJ, producer, and artist, blends poetic and journalistic lyricism to create innovative hip-hop living outside the norm. Skippy Spiral represents Savannah on the bill with his synth and drum machine-powered sounds. Sunday, October 2, 6 p.m., $5 donation, all-ages

LUCIDEA

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Make Saturday night a dance night! Atlanta electronic/funk band Lucidea create swirly, punchy dance tracks with a dose of oldschool funk spirit and modern edge. Thomas Garrett and Josh Bell work together to get the crowd going with soulful grooves and glitchy goodness, and song titles like “Fractalz, Bruh” and “Oh Woah Way” hint toward a psychedelic overtone that pulsates through their Soundcloud stream. St. Augustine’s Root of All brings a roots/dub influence to the night. A festival favorite, the Tampa band blends harmony, reggae-style guitar, and even ska elements to make a sound that’s earned them opening slots with The Original Wailers, Giant Panda Guerrilla Sub Squad, and more. Saturday, October 1, 9:45 p.m., free, 21+

Support education, exploration, and creativity at the 2016 Savannah Children’s Museum Benefit Concert. Local acoustic/ folk band The Accomplices and bluesmen Bottles & Cans provide engaging entertainment as attendees enjoy fresh food truck fare, including sandwiches from Frankie N Flynn and tacos from Dark Shark Taco Attack, and sip beer and wine at the cash bar. All proceeds benefit the expansion of Savannah Children’s Museum programs that focus on STEAM-based learning, environmental education, health and wellness, and literacy. Friday, September 30, doors at 6 p.m., music at 7 p.m., $15 advance, $20 at the door


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Barrelhouse South Ben Lewis Bay Street Blues Hitman Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Thea, piano/vocals Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band coffee deli Acoustic Jam El-Rocko Lounge Happy Hour w/ Anders Thomsen Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt Jazz’d Tapas Bar Eric Britt Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Cory Chambers Rachael’s 1190 Jeremy Riddle The Sandbar Open Mic SEED Eco Lounge Latin Music Night Treehouse Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane Wild Wing Cafe Brandon Reeves The Wormhole Open Mic

Trivia & Games

The Chromatic Dragon Geeky Trivia Night Dub’s Pub Trivia The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo Rachael’s 1190 Team Trivia Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia World of Beer Trivia

Karaoke

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

Comedy

Totally Awesome Bar Weird Wednesdays Open Mic Comedy

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El-Rocko Lounge DJ Doc Ock Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar

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Barrelhouse South The Reality Bay Street Blues Hitman Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals) Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch Huc-A-Poo’s Willie Jackson and the Southern Tides Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jeff Beasley The Jinx Ese, Anxiety Junkies, Wave Slaves Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Georgia Kyle The Lucas Theatre Lalah Hathaway, Jarrod Lawson Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Ambiguously Jay Duo Rusty Rudders Tap House Open Mic w/ Rachael Shaner Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon

Skeletonwitch @the jinx

Extreme metal favorites Skeletonwitch return to The Jinx with a fresh EP in tow. The Apothic Gloom, released in August, has been touted as the heavy/thrash/black metal band’s best yet. They’ll perform wth Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker, and Gatecreeper. Get your tickets in advance, they’re going fast online. friday, sept. 30, 9 p.m., $15 via ticketfly.com Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Acoustic Thursday

Trivia & Games

The Britannia British Pub Trivia McDonough’s Trivia Mediterranean Tavern Butt Naked Trivia with Kowboi Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Trivia Pour Larry’s Explicit Trivia Totally Awesome Bar 80s and 90s Trivia Tybee Island Social Club Trivia Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint Trivia

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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

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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 The Wormhole LCO Friday’s

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Club One Drag Show SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays

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Barrelhouse South The Southern Belles, Piano, The Rosies Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals) Congress Street Social Club DJ Square One DJ Square One El-Rocko Lounge Garden Giant, Jordan Esker and the Hundred Percent, Jeff Zagers Fiore Italian Bar and Grill Anne Allman Huc-A-Poo’s Charlie Fog Band Jazz’d Tapas Bar Bottles & Cans The Jinx Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker, Gatecreeper Jukebox Bar & Grill Southpaw Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Susanna Kennedy Mansion on Forsyth Park Tradewinds Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Ben Keiser Band Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Bottles & Cans Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth & Kim Polote Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Southern Rock’s Finest Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Wild Wing Cafe Souls Harbor, Groovetown Assault, Bill Hodgson Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Thomas

Claxton and the Myth Thomas Claxton and the Myth

Trivia & Games

Coach’s Corner Trivia Movies & Music Trivia

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

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Bar & Club Events

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

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Boomy’s Liquid Ginger Casimir’s Lounge Jackson Evans Trio Congress Street Social Club The Mustard The Jinx Benefit for Jake Trout w/ Damad, Black Tusk, Republican Marriage Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Susanna Kennedy Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Charlie Fog Band Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Keith & Ross The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio Rocks on the Roof The Versatile Band Ruth’s Chris Steak House Eddie Wilson Tybee Post Theater Sons of Sailors Concert and Membership Gala The Warehouse Eric Britt, Jubal Kane Wild Wing Cafe Jason Courtenay Duo, Bill Hodgson Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Brian Fuller Brian Fuller

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Skippy Spiral Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch Tybee Post Theater Savannah Songwriters Series ft. Chris Desa, Georgia Kyle, John Swilley Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton

Trivia & Games

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

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Trivia & Games

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Congress Street Social Club Trivia Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia Mediterranean Tavern Battle of The Sexes Game Mellow Mushroom Trivia Savannah Taphouse Trivia Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Trivia The Wormhole Trivia

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Comedy

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The soul of wit

Armstrong keeps it short and silly in Shakespeare tribute by Anna Chandler

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SEPT 28-OCT 4, 2016

Armstrong State University is ready to pay tribute to the Bard. This year marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. To honor his incredible legacy, Armstrong has planned a full semester of theatrical fun, beginning with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). “It’s a different interpretation of his work,” chuckles director Evan Goetz. Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield in 1987, The Complete Works storms through every last one of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies—that’s 37 plays in just 97 minutes. “Lots of hilarity ensues,” Goetz shares. Inevitably so. As the honoree himself once said, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” In the original script, Long, Singer, and Winfield acted as themselves—three actors using their real names and playing themselves instead of specific characters. In Armstrong’s production, JoJo Ward, a Theater major, Joey Timmons, a Music and Biology major, and Rayshawn Roberts, an Early Childhood Education major, will star as themselves in accordance with the script and speak directly to the audience. “They are playing themselves, and the cast is allowed to do a lot of improv so they can make up and create their own world,” Goetz explains. Irreverent and lightning-fast, the trio’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s work is riddled with sidebars, modern twists, and hysterical touches, and derailments. “It starts out with Romeo and Juliet, then announces to the audience that they have an hour and a half to get through the show,” Goetz explains. “Then they realize it took 12 minutes to get through Romeo and Juliet, and then they have to condense things.” The trio follows their parody of the world’s most famous love story with a, er, revised version of Titus Andronicus, spinning the classic tragedy into a cooking show. Next up is Othello, told in rap. “The second half is Hamlet, three ways,” 26 says Goetz. “There’s a condensed version,

Armstrong makes Shakespeare fun for all in The Complete Works.

“They are playing themselves, and the cast is allowed to do a lot of improv so they can make up and create their own world...” then they do it faster, then they realize they have 30 seconds left, then they do the whole thing backwards!” Talk about sharpening your acting chops. “From a technical standpoint, it’s crazy,” continues Goetz. “We have full props and costumes that they have to change in and out of super-quickly. They literally have two seconds to put on a costume. We’re using scarves, wigs, vests, that kind of thing that can be taken on and off easily. There’s no backstage, mainly because, in the Black Box Theater, there are only two exits, so it’s hard for them to go in and out— they just change onstage!” Whether you skimmed your way through Spark Notes to pass high school English or are a bona fide Shakespeare

scholar, not to worry: The Complete Works is for everyone. “Because Shakespeare is very accessible and even required in high school, I think high school and even younger than high school [students] will enjoy it,” Goetz says, noting that, being Shakespeare, there’s some innuendo and language that might not be suitable for younger audiences. “They take big chunks we all know, like Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, and they twist it, but some of the less wellknown plays, that’s when they’ll combine them,” Goetz explains. “People will understand the jokes because they know the shows; they read them in high school and college.” Can’t get enough Shakespeare? Armstrong will also perform Desdemona: A Play

about a Handkerchief this semester. Paula Vogel’s play follows the Venetian beauty of Othello in an imaginative continuation. The semester wraps with Armstrong’s only original Shakespearean work, the beloved comedy The Taming of the Shrew. From beginning to end, it’s sure to look at the world’s gretest playwright with admiration and love—no matter how skewed the lens. CS

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) September 29-30, October 1, 7:30 p.m. October 2, 3 p.m. Armstrong State University Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater $12 via tickets.armstrong.edu


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Culture the art•Beat of savannah

Uniquely American ‘Complex Uncertainties’ exhibit also signals changing tide at Jepson by kayla goggin

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TELFAIR Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts is about to open one of its most important contemporary art exhibitions ever this month. Complex Uncertainties: Artists in Postwar America, an exhibition of contemporary art from the Jepson Center’s permanent collection, will be on view starting September 30. The show will remain up for at least the next five years.

Featuring artwork spanning the gulf of history from 1945 to the present, Complex Uncertainties presents viewers with a vision of a uniquely American approach to artmaking as well as a portrait of the Jepson Center’s collecting history. “It’s been a huge beast to wrangle together,” Rachel Reese, associate curator of modern and contemporary art, says. At the end of its years-long run, Complex Uncertainties will feature approximately 200 artworks from the Telfair’s modern and contemporary art collection, many of which haven’t been on view in at least a

decade. Those 200 artworks will be displayed through a series of rotations taking place every six months or so. Visitors can expect to see something new almost every time they return to the museum. Currently, there are 35 artworks by 31 artists on display, including pieces by some real heavy-hitters like Ed Ruscha, Elaine De Kooning, Nick Cave, and Louise

Nevelson. Sculpture, photography, printmaking, painting, and installation art are all represented. For Reese and her team, representation in all its forms was at the forefront while selecting artworks for inclusion in the show. Of the 31 artists exhibited in the opening rotation, 11 are women, four are African-American and two are Asian. Calculated decisions like the choice

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Baseball Players by Elaine de Kooning

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America Her Best Product from Kent Bicentennial Portfolio Spirit of Independence by Edward Ruscha

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to represent the abstract expressionist movement through a huge Ethel Schwabacher painting or the inclusion of African-American artist Willie Cole’s “Five Stances for Domestic Defense” to explore experimental mark-making speak to the Jepson’s investment in prioritizing diverse perspectives. It’s refreshing to see within the confines of the Telfair institution. Inside the space, works are given room to breathe but are arranged to cleverly instigate conversation among themselves. For example, Frank Stella’s enormous “Bene come il sale” print (pulled from the museum’s Kirk Varnedoe Collection) is exhibited beside Louise Nevelson’s huge black assemblage sculpture “Mirror Shadow XXIII”. Both artists were members of the abstract expressionist movement and exhibited their work together (alongside 14 other American artists) at MoMA’s seminal Sixteen Americans exhibit in 1959. Nevelson was the only woman artist included. Historical, thematic and aesthetic connections abound in Complex Uncertainties, though the overall unifier remains

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simply the artwork’s power within the context of history and within the Telfair collection. After all, as Reese says, “There’s no tidy way to talk about the past or to wrap it all up.” Perhaps most exciting is the fact that several of the artists whose work is up for exhibition are still living today. This affords the museum the opportunity to tie in lectures and events. “We’ll be able to bring [artists] to Savannah not only to speak about the works in our collection but just to hear them speak. Contemporary artists are living and working through the same things that we are,” Reese explains. Plans are currently in the works to bring some of the featured artists in to give lectures. Using the exhibit’s overall thematic exploration of American history as a jumping off point, the museum will show acclaimed director Werner Herzog’s new documentary, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, on October 6. Complex Uncertainties seems to mark a shift in the rules of order at the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center.

The tides have been changing for a while–look to the museum’s renewed commitment to exhibiting local artists, investment in showing contemporary art and the work of living artists, and interest in community investment via events and partnerships with local arts orgs for examples. That investment in living artists continues with Shake Out Your Cloth, an exhibit by contemporary artist Jennifer Levonian, presented in tandem with the Textile Society of America’s symposium in Savannah in late October of this year. The Jepson Center will display a series of Levonian’s beautiful, irreverent quilts and present “Xylophone”, a hand-painted auto-biographical animation short by Levonian, in its auditorium. The film will run continuously during museum hours in a conscious effort, Reese says, to further activate the museum space. These new initiatives leave me hopeful about the Jepson Center’s future as the community art touchstone Savannah desperately needs. With Complex Uncertainties, the Telfair Museums reassure us that it is unequivocally committed to creating a responsive, culturally-engaged space. cs

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St. John’s Church cordially invites you to join us in celebration of Michaelmas, The Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, the first of the six choral evensongs in the liturgical year. Prelude music beginning at 5:05pm will welcome guest harpist, Patricia Anderson in works for harp and organ by Praetorius, Besard and Richter. The sung service begins at 5:30pm with the St. John’s Choir, guest singers and Organist/ Choirmaster, Steven Branyon, offering music by Tallis, Dyson, Casals and A. Parker. At the conclusion of the service following the final voluntary, all are invited to a reception held in the historic Green Meldrim House next to the church.

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Complex Uncertainties: Artists in Postwar America — An evolving exhibition grounded by works in Telfair’s modern and contemporary collection. This presentation brings forth undercurrents that permeate artmaking from the global eruption of World War II until today—events that challenge artists to explore unknowns, react to power, and construct narratives. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. A Conversation with Andres Bedoya and Masud Olufani — These artists mine the history, culture and beliefs of specific locations: Bolivia and the Southeastern United States, respectively. The conversation is moderated by Storm Janse van Rensburg, head curator of exhibitions at SCAD. Thu., Sep. 29, 6 p.m. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. An Evening with Meyer Slater Art — Experience the low country through artist Elizabeth Slater’s point of view. Through visuals and demonstrations, you’ll learn Elizabeth’s unique story and the process behind her works of art. Includes wine and hors d’oeuvre. $25 Thu., Sep. 29, 6-7:30 p.m. Smith Brothers Butcher Shop, 535 East Liberty Street.

Last week to see ‘Elvis at 21’ at the Jepson Center, featuring photos by Alfred Wertheimer. ‘Going Home,’ Elvis on the Southern Railroad between Chattanooga and Memphis, TN. © The Estate of Alfred Wertheimer/Courtesy Govinda Gallery

Continuing Exhibits AJE, Chris D’Antonio, Emily Earl, Jeffery Hicks, Jennifer Moss, Lara Neece — Through Jan. 15. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street.

Jennifer Levonian: Shake Out Your Cloth — Jennifer Levonian presents a recent cut-paper animation titled Xylophone, as well as three quilts loosely inspired by the protagonist of the video. Painstakingly crafted from hundreds of individual watercolors, her stop-motion animations often feature a character trying to break free from social rituals and clichés. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Argentina and Bolivia: Stories of family and community — The exhibit will feature artwork by Armstrong students, local Savannah artists, and master artisans in Argentina. All proceeds from the auction will benefit an indigenous Wichi community in Argentina. Silent auction will be conducted until the end of the reception, October 7th from 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

Jennifer Moss and Karen Abato — Oct. 1-31. sentientbean.com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave.

Black and White: Printwork by Tori Point, Strawberry Moth and Paper Jam Press — Toni Point is a Mississippi based artist who combines her love of a modern and minimalist aesthetic with interesting patterns and tribal influences. Strawberry Moth is the brainchild of Jessica Duthu, an illustrator inspiring youth and imagination for kids of all ages through handprinted clothing and accessories. Through Oct. 30. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

Lauren Schwind and Courtney Fredette — Oct. 1-31. Starland Cafe, 11 East 41st St. The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs — Spanning 200 years of Russian history—from Peter the Great in the early 18th century to Nicholas II in the early 20th century—these objects, used both publicly and privately by the Romanovs, rise above functionality into the realm of art through ornate stylistic expression, exemplary craft, and thematic explorations of nationalism and militarism. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Cornelia Pratt — Training in traditional oil painting techniques has led Cornelia Pratt to paint still lifes and landscapes in a realistic, yet painterly style. Through Sep. 30. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Cross-Pollination — Artwork across all media by SCAD faculty and alumni who work to quantify, organize, and understand the natural world, our role within it, and the potential for collaboration. Through Nov. 5. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St,.

Disparity — Disparity is an examination of the relationship between imagery and the written word; using the form of the hand painted sign Jossim examines personal, political and social topics. Through Sep. 30. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer — Taken during the year Elvis Presley turned 21, Alfred Wertheimer’s photographs are a remarkable visual record of rock ‘n’ roll’s most enduring figure. Through Oct. 2. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Face to Face: American Portraits from the Permanent Collection — Spanning the period from the American Revolution to World War II, the paintings in this exhibition demonstrate the broad range of American portraiture found in Telfair’s permanent collection. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Gestalt: An Installation by Chris Nitsche — Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum will be presenting a large interactive installation by local artist and SCAD professor Chris Nitsche. Free garden admission to view the installation. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Historic Cottons to Modern Polyesters: Quilts from Telfair’s Collection — The exhibition spans nearly two centuries of quiltmaking. This long, historical view allows the museum to highlight the larger story of artistic expression passed through generations of quiltmakers. Through Nov. 6. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St.


Food & Drink A Slice of Thyme

Blowin’ Smoke blows it away

Barbecue + Tacos = A Savannah favorite

AS THE culture of our city continues to grow and flourish, we will see a lot of new people, with new concepts, and new ways of developing ideas that we might not have been exposed to yet. These fresh methods of execution a lot for new perspectives that will provide the juice we need as a city to keep our bus rolling forward. Alongside these new concepts, establishments, and people, will reside the older ones that have put this city where it is today. And although at most times I have been more than disappointed with the C-Ports’ lack of enthusiasm for its local community, there have been some gems over the years that have given us a light when in most areas we didn’t have one. In my eyes, this small handful restaurants and bars, especially the personnel deserve a lot of credit. It’s easy to sell out to what our city has designed as the way for our local economy to be successful. But that lack of personality is the reason why up until recently, locals didn’t feel heard or the perspective taken into account. We’ve had to just adjust to the exploding tourist market, and SCAD’s fluctuation through the school year, and sort of pick up the pieces during the off seasons. It is in those moments, when we can really see, and taste, the establishments that have been dedicated to serving the local community for the long haul. One of my favorite local spots happens to be Blowing Smoke, located on the outskirts of downtown. This place has been a local favorite of mine and many others for years now, and they are fresh off of renovating their building, as well as streamlining some of their menu items. I sat down with one of my favorite chefs in Savannah, Neil Youngblood. We talked about some of the changes he made at this neighborhood favorite. Barbecue and tacos, how can you go wrong? Neil, a native of Alabama, left his hometown in search for a culinary arts

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A representation of the full range of Blowin’ Smoke’s menu. Photos by melissa delynn

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education, landed in Savannah to study at Savannah Tech, and after eleven years has yet to leave. “School really afforded me the opportunity to play with some ingredients that I know I wouldn’t normally be exposed to,” Neil says. After working at a range of restaurants in Savannah as he climbed the ladder, he approached the Gaslight Restaurant Group who gave him a chance to show them what he was made of. “I was interested in pursuing barbecue, and the group asked me how I felt about making tacos, and honestly the rest is history,” Neil says.

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From that moment, he was given a semiworked canvas, which he was able to make his own. Like every chefs’ dream, Neil had the opportunity to be creative and put together a menu that represented pieces of himself, while tying in elements of Savannah and the restaurant group. “For a while it was just me in the kitchen with a pen and a pad, designing a tasting. It all began with a version of Tex-Mex, then we dived into what we really wanted to focus on, which was barbecue and tacos,” he says. And when we spend time digging into the menu, we find nothing but gold. For example, the fried pickles are definitely the best I’ve had in town. Such a simple concept, but to get the batter and seasoning done correctly is easier said than done. The apps round out with some wings with some delicious flavor profiles, like Garlic Parmesan, their signature barbecue, and the Georgia Summer. Wiping my forehead for round two, the menu allows you to go in a couple different directions. If you are looking for some delicious Georgia barbecue, Blowing Smoke has some plates you need to try. Beef ribs, brisket, smoked pork butt, or a plate that contains all three; they have what you need if you are in the mood for some barbecue. The seasoning and sauce

it what makes good barbecue, and their technique is on par with some of the best barbecue I’ve tasted in the South. Now if you want to enjoy some tacos, I believe this is where a lot of the creativity shines through. From some traditional local ingredients we’re used to eating in tacos, like brined chicken breast strips, carnitas, and chorizo, they interpret these ingredients on their own terms, and it is absolutely delicious. Then they lean into some non-traditional tacos like, their falafel taco, their smoked pork belly, their brisket, and even some jerk flank steak. All of which are out of the box, original, and full of flavor. There is even a dessert taco on this menu. I love the creativity and thought put into developing this menu. To bring it all home, it is this influx of passion and creativity that will continue to help us define our culture as locals here in Savannah. I t is chefs like Neil that actually care about retention, and owners so can see past the tourism, and understand the value of the local community. Let’s keep stirring that pot, people. cs

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Our Daily Bread showcases Kentucky Hot Browns and NYC’s Cronuts by Maria Whiteway

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SEPT 28-OCT 4, 2016

The Historic District embraces a smattering of bakeries and cafes that individually offer something unique and special. Some focus on cakes, while others The stunning Hot Brown dish originated in Louisville, Kentucky, and is served on homemade artisan bread. steer their efforts towards pies, macarons or coffee. However, since February 20, Our Daily Bread Café has proven that it specializes in more than one area, offering fresh baked goods, coffee classics, homemade breakfast and lunch, and house made artisan bread. On East State and Bull, facing Wright Square, this eatery’s prime location allows it to serve not only downtown employees and SCAD students, but also tourists and visitors. Its moderately tinted floor-toceiling windows and discrete sign cause passer-byers to take a second look. The Café’s stately brick building, with ornate rod iron balconies on the top two floors, is owned by the Lutheran Church of The Ascension, which sits across the street. The church named the café Our Daily Bread, which of course derives from The Lord’s Prayer. Prior to Our Daily Bread Café’s conception, Mabel’s Cupcake Emporium, owned by Dee Gibson, operated out of this building. Given that Gibson rented the space The infamous Cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid. from the Lutheran Church, stakeholders from the church asked her to find ways to incorporate homemade bread into her cupcake business. The building housing Our Daily Bread Café You see, Holland, the former pastry chef The Lutheran Church aspired to have is owned by the Lutheran Church of The Since her cupcake production was sucof Memorial Hospital, had baked artisan Our Daily Bread Café serve affordable Ascension across the street. cessful on its own, Gibson chose to relobread for The Sapphire Grill. So after bakbreakfast and lunch, around $10 or less. cate Mabel’s to its current location on Ellis ing his legendary loaf for Gibson, the two Gibson and Holland sought to stay Square. decided to become co-owners of Our Daily within their guidelines for the majority Following a short period of time, the Bread Café. of the menu, while featuring a few higher Josh Holland worked his third job at Lutheran Church contacted Gibson, plead- Mabel’s Cupcake Emporium, fashioning Executing the church’s specific vision priced items like Shrimp and Grits. ing for her to come back. Originally, the and making it a reality, Gibson and Holland Upon entry, the eatery’s charming macarons, an artistry that takes finesse. idea of owning and operating “two places When Gibson confided in him about The sought to produce a menu that was “simple, exposed brick and adjacent sherbet orange seemed overwhelming” to Gibson. Howwalls provide a warm and welcoming aura. Lutheran Church’s desire for her to open a but the best of simple.” ever, current Mabel employee, Josh Hol“Everything had to be fresh,” Gibson The well-lit open concept layout displayed café with fresh baked bread, Holland had land, changed her whole point of view. a solution. declares. continues on p. 34 33


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décor with clean lines, such as a sleek white high-top community table, chocolate wooden café tables and two inviting leather chairs. The walls were speckled with enlarged black and white vintage photographs, including the Lutheran Church and aerial views of the surrounding area. Near the back of the café, there was a walk-up counter sandwiched between two display cases, flaunting daily sweets. On any given day, sweet-toothed customers can find freshly made macarons, danishes, pound cake, cheesecake, croissants, cookies and of course, Mabel’s cupcakes. But none of these compare to Our Daily Bread’s trendy treat, the infamous Cronut. A croissant-doughnut hybrid, this pastry originated in New York City in 2013. Fans of the coveted confection waited in line in SOHO, Manhattan, for hours, just to sink their teeth into this delight. Around this time, Gibson’s son called her from a several-block long Cronut line in New York City. He urged his mother to crack the Cronut code and sell it in her shop. Now, Savannah’s only Cronut is sold at Our Daily Bread Café. Although the lines are not several hours long, they sell out of them very quickly. Although the baked goods are worth a trip, the café’s breakfast and lunch menu are as well. Everything is made from scratch and prepared fresh daily. Take the meats for example; turkey, ham, pork loin and chicken are roasted every single day. “No deli meat here,” Gibson boasts. Whether it is the foundation of a sandwich or served as a side, essentially each menu item is accompanied by Holland’s freshly baked artisan bread. While the bread is made daily, they do not sell full loaves at the walk-up counter.

A classic Chicken Salad on a homemade flaky croissant.

However, loaf lovers can preorder the bread a day before and it will be ready by 2 p.m. the following day. So one delightful Saturday afternoon, in the quaint kitchen furnished with highend appliances by the Lutheran Church, Holland whipped up a fine lunch for my husband and I. First, we were served a Main Attraction, the stunning Hot Brown. This dish originated in Gibson’s home state, Kentucky, at the Brown Hotel in Louisville. Ignore the off-putting name and imagine an open-faced sandwich of thickly sliced homemade artisan bread, topped with freshly roasted turkey, crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes and a delicate Mornay sauce. This subtly cheesy sauce is made fresh with each order. This sandwich is unique to the Savannah foodie scene, tasting as memorable as it looks. After that, we noshed on a Between the Bread option and a café favorite, the classic Chicken Salad Croissant. The homemade croissant had a glossy golden shell and a billowing flaky interior. It was an ideal creamy chicken salad sandwich that was equally comforting and satisfying. Our Daily Bread is the renaissance man of cafés. From crepes, shrimp and grits and breakfast burritos, to artisan bread sandwiches, cups of coffee and homemade baked goods, this joint truly does it all. Gibson and Holland have found the delicate balance between simple but elegant, only providing high-quality goods that showcase their expertise. Our Daily Bread Café plans on having a ribbon-cutting Grand Opening in midOctober. cs

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Southside craft beer resources By Raymond Gaddy

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to pull in a difficult to find beer or two. The best way to find out about Your Pie, Sandfly is through their Facebook page where they regularly update their events page and tap list. Bowtie Barbecue Company: The newest location for hunting down great craft beer in mid town is Bowtie Barbecue Company. Bowtie is growing out of the Johnny Harris legacy and will serve up old favorites like Johnny Harris batterless fried chicken but will bring new food and drink options to the table. Bowtie will serve up craft beer with a regional focus, think East Coast, on twenty taps. Of special note is a tap dedicated to a Southbound Brewing Company Ginger Beer soda and several dedicated to Perc Coffee. Bowtie will also serve up craft cocktails and feature a large selection of small batch, whiskey selection. Is Bowties’s huge bar selection not enough to get you in the door? Well lucky you

because there is excellent barbecue too. Habersham Beverage Warehouse: Habersham Beverage Warehouse is maintains one of the largest selections of craft beer options in Savannah. Vince, who manages the beer selection at Habersham south is one of Savannah’s more knowledgeable craft beer and home brewing experts, keeps an excellent and large rotating selection of craft beer options. All the details can be found at habershambeverage.com Largo Beverage: Largo doesn’t keep as large a selection of craft beer as many of Savannah’s bottle shops and as a result may not be on your regular craft beer shopping circuit. Because they are often overlooked there are some gems that can be found on Largo’s shelves. Give them a try you might find something you missed out on the first round of distribution. Largo’s information can be found at largobeverage. com. cs

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WHEN IT comes to craft beer, downtown Savannah receives the lion’s share of the attention. This level of attention isn’t unwarranted; most of Savannah’s craft beer restaurants, bars and bottle shops are, in fact, north of DeRenne. Downtown doesn’t hold a lock on everything related to craft beer though. At first glance, south of DeRenne looks like a craft beer desert but the Southside has several options for a beer during lunch or even a beer centric evening out. Check out these Southside eateries, some new, some old favorites, and two bottle shops with craft heavy options. Ben’s Neighborhood Grill and Tap: Ben’s history is rooted in Savannah’s downtown but as the restaurant moved south it morphed into a gourmet burger grill and craft centric tap room. Ben’s features twelve taps all dedicated to craft beer, with several local options always available. Ben’s also has an extensive bottle and can list. Tuesday is a great day to visit Ben’s as they have a $2.50 craft can special. The regularly updated tap and bottle list can be found on beermenus.com. Ben’s isn’t all about the beer though. They have excellent burgers and sandwiches on their menu. Make sure to ask for the beer battered onion rings. Directions, hours and menus can be found at bensgrill.com. Fiddlers Seafood: Just down Hodgson Memorial Drive from Ben’s and around the corner from Oglethorpe Mall is Fiddlers Seafood. Fiddlers is part of the same restaurant group as Tubby’s, Dub’s and Spanky’s and just like those restaurants carry numerous craft beer options. In fact Fiddlers has 21 taps dedicated to craft beer, many of them dedicated to local options. The food options at Fiddler’s are, as you might expect, are grounded in fresh, local seafood options. The décor follows along similar lines and is grounded to Savannah’s fishing history. Fiddler’s information can be found at fiddlerssavannah.com. Your Pie: What goes together better than beer and pizza? Not much and Your Pie offers both. The downtown location of Your Pie is no secret but there is also a south side location in Sandfly, and like it’s counterpart it has a strong craft beer selection. What is even better are Your Pie Sandfly’s regular craft beer nights. Usually on Thursdays, the guys at Your Pie will put together a tap takeover and often are able

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culture festival feature

The best-ever Picnic in the Park? Did someone say ‘1812 Overture’ with real cannons? by jim morekis

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ONE OF Savannah’s most beloved annual events, Picnic in the Park, always offers great music and fellowship. This year, however, might be the best one ever. Why? Five words: “1812 Overture” with actual cannons. “This year we’ll have the 3rd Infantry Division Salute Battery in Forsyth Park, with real life cannons,” says Savannah Philharmonic Conductor Peter Shannon. Tchaikovsky’s immortal piece —commemorating a Russian victory over Napoleon in the Battle of Borodino— famously calls for artillery to sound off in conjunction with the bombastic finale, in which the composer liberally sprinkles passages from “God Save the Tsar.” “The score calls for very exact timing of the cannon. In the old days of course they literally had to light a fuse and hope it burned all the way down at the right time,” laughs Shannon. These days, it’s easier to fire a cannon, but no less impactful in person. This year’s Picnic theme, “Under the Stars and Stripes,” was chosen through a Facebook contest in which users were encouraged to submit patriotic ideas. The winner, Wallace Blackstock, wins six tickets to the family matinee of the Philharmonic’s Holiday Pops in December. “Of course anytime you involve the military in a town like Savannah you can’t go wrong,” says Shannon. “But our goal is to always spread the music across the board, to have something in there for everybody.” With that in mind, expect a wide ranging repertoire from the usual “pops” classical numbers on through to some more modern styles. “The first half is more kind of ‘classic pops, I call it,” Shannon says. “There’s a piece from The Thieving Magpie, which few people have heard of but as soon as they hear it they’ll go, oh I know that one.” No Picnic in the Park is complete without some John Williams. “We’ll be doing an excerpt from his unbelievable Jurassic Park score,” says Shannon. “I know a lot of people are like, ‘Oh no, not more John Williams.’ But that 36 really is such a beautiful piece of music.”

Other staples will include Copeland’s “Fanfare for The Common Man.” The latter of course has become “sort of synonymous with 9/11,” says Shannon. “As soon as people hear the percussion and horns, they know it immediately.” If classical music’s not your bag, daddyo, there will be the jazz sounds of Savannah’s own Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson of the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to say, ‘Let’s get Davis up there to play.’ And we’ll just let those guys be the rock stars,” laughs Shannon. In keeping with the “1812 Overture” finale, there will be plenty of upbeat, patriotic music. “People say pieces like ‘Stars and Stripes Forever’ are sort of hokey. But there might be a 90 year-old WWII vet in the audience, and it just makes his whole decade to hear these kinds of songs,” says Shannon. “There’s so much history out there you can’t really know. Then you realize you’ve put tears in the eyes of somebody for whom this really means an awful lot.” An Irish native who also conducts the Jackson, Tennessee, symphony orchestra, Peter Shannon famously disdains any kind of elitism. Sunday night will feature one of his own personal favorites. “Anyone who really knows me knows one of my favorite musical moments is actually Elvis singing the ‘American Trilogy,’” Shannon says of The King’s medley of “Dixie,” “All My Trials,” and the Battle Hymn of the Republic. “Every time I see a video of Elvis doing that I get chills,” Shannon says. “If you ever want to know anything about performance and music and how to tie the two together, this is it, buddy. It’s overpowering and so real.” Shannon says while he knows Savannah well enough to know that many folks come to Picnic in the Park just to talk, nibble, and relax, he promises a high-energy show for everyone. “I wouldn’t be chewin’ on chicken for a lot of this concert,” he laughs. cs

Picnic in the Park

Sunday Oct. 2, Forsyth Park. Music starts 7 p.m., picnic registration sponsored by Parker’s begins 4 p.m.

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There’s a lot of guys in The Magnificent Seven. Seven, to be exact.

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

// The 1960 Western classic The Magnificent Seven (itself an Americanized version of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Seven Samurai) found its septet of gunslingers pooling their resources to protect the residents of a small village against the boastful, greedy and downright evil Mexican bandit Calvera, even going so far as to build a wall around the town perimeters. The new version of The Magnificent Seven plays out as a straightforward oater with plenty of colorful characters and even more colorful action. We all periodically need a rousing action flick to stir our senses, and this handsomely mounted production offers sporadic thrills. It’s just a shame the overall film isn’t better. In this take, the villain is Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), who wants to take over the town of Rose Creek and has his army of underlings gun down men and women alike to prove he’s serious. Townsperson Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), whose husband is murdered by Bogue himself, takes it upon herself to search for men who can help them in the battle against Bogue. She first locates Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), a state-sanctioned bounty hunter, and he in turns recruits the other six: Josh Faraday (Chris Pratt), quick with the cards and the wisecracks; Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), a former Confederate officer who has lost his nerve; Billy Rocks (Byung-hun Lee), Goodnight’s companion; Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), an eccentric scout; Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), a Mexican outlaw; and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier), a Comanche

warrior. Even with the knowledge that it’s basically a suicide mission, they all agree to take part, whether for money, glory or something else entirely. Director Antoine Fuqua and scripters Richard Wenk and Nic Pizzolatto don’t just offer carbon copies of the seven from the previous picture — while there are elements of, for example, Yul Brynner’s Chris in Washington’s Chisolm and Steve McQueen’s Vin in Pratt’s Faraday, these are for the most part new characters created for a new film. While it’s admirable that the filmmakers forged their own path, it’s also lamentable in that, overall, these men aren’t nearly as interesting or as memorable as the 1960 models. Hawke’s intensity keeps Goodnight watchable, but Pratt’s patented shenanigans are less entertaining than usual, and while Washington only has to walk in front of the camera lens to project strength and charisma, his Sam Chisolm is on the stiff side, not nearly as engrossing as the taciturn heroes he essayed in, say, The Book of Eli or his last picture, 2014’s The Equalizer (also directed by Fuqua and written by Wenk). As for Sarsgaard, it’s disheartening to see this fine actor saddled with such a ridiculous role, a one-note villain who almost makes Hannibal Lecter look like Mahatma Gandhi. The action scenes are well-staged if impersonal — in fact, much of the film feels rote and mechanical, less a vibrant throwback to vintage Westerns and more a marketing campaign in search of meaning. In the 1960 version, the survivors ride off into the sunset; in this new take, we only see actors riding off in search of the next gig.

THE HOLLARS

/ An agonizing exercise in indie quirk, The Hollars suggests that director John Krasinski and writer James C. Strause watched Garden State and then simultaneously muttered, “Well, if Zach Braff can pull it off, then by God, so can we!” Yet while Braff’s 2004 sleeper hit certainly has its share of detractors, even they might be willing to concede that it’s positively Heaven-sent when compared to this awkward and insufferable undertaking. The Hollars actually doesn’t recall Garden State as much as it brings to mind 2014’s torturous This Is Where I Leave You, another all-star idiocy about the members of a dysfunctional clan coming together in the face of a familial tragedy. In this case, it’s the brain tumor that’s suddenly discovered in matriarch Sally Hollar (Margo Martindale), a condition that’s gone untreated for years because her husband Don (Richard Jenkins) thought the symptoms were related to obesity and sent her to Jenny Craig rather than to a doctor. There also to comfort Sally are her two sons: John (Krasinski), a struggling cartoonist who has yet to completely commit to his pregnant girlfriend Becca (Anna Kendrick), and Ron (Sharlto Copley), a slacker who continues to spy on his ex-wife (Ashley Dyke) and kids, all happily living with the patient Reverend Dan (Josh Groban). Ron is supposed to be the non-PC comic relief — he asks a Laotian doctor (Randall Park) if he knows martial arts like all Chinese men — but he’s arguably the most odious screen character of the year. Of course,

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like almost everyone else in the picture, he’s heading toward a happy ending, one achieved after the players are run through a gauntlet of tears and laughter. But while Martindale has one terrific scene that will moisten those eyes (she’s easily the MVP on this 3-13 team), the rest of the picture just writhes up there on the screen, flailing against Krasinski’s inert direction and Strause’s abundance of comic scenes that fall flat and characters

who grate on the nerves (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, as John’s former girlfriend, promises to perk up the proceedings but then inexplicably disappears after one solitary scene). Faced with all the cinematic white noise that collectively makes up The Hollars, viewers are advised to just run away screaming.

SNOWDEN

/// It’s no match for 2014’s Citizenfour, the Edward Snowden confessional that nabbed the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, but let’s say this about Snowden: It’s the best movie Oliver Stone has helmed since the 20th century. While it lacks the emotional wallop or technical prowess of Stone’s revered projects from the 1980s and ‘90s (Platoon, JFK

and many more), it at least finds the controversial filmmaker shakily getting back on his feet following a post-Y2K resume that includes the disastrous likes of Alexander, W., Savages, and that Wall Street sequel with Shia LaBeouf. Snowden, with a script by Stone and Kieran Fitzgerald (meshing together a pair of books), even uses as its starting point the meetings between the whistleblower (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Citizenfour director Laura Poitras (Melissa Leo) and The Guardian journalists Glenn Greenwald (Zachary Quinto) and Ewen MacAskill (Tom Wilkinson), thereafter employing flashbacks as Snowden explains how he progressed from a blinders-on conservative to a man whose disgust in the government’s illegal surveillance of Americans led to him deciding to leak thousands of NSA files. The film clearly views Snowden as a hero rather than a traitor, and it cuts no slack for anyone on either side of the political aisle, particularly the Bush administration for implementation and the Obama administration for continuation (there are also sound bites of Hillary Clinton stating that Snowden needs to be held accountable and Donald Trump suggesting that he be “executed”). And if Stone has over the years lost the ability to infuse his pictures with righteous indignity, he at least has again applied his talents to a movie that actually matters.

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/// It’s been 12 years since we’ve last seen Bridget Jones, and while that comes close to the 16 years since we last spotted the Blair Witch, it must be noted that the plucky Brit has certainly held up better. As with The Blair Witch Project, the delightful 2001 feature Bridget Jones’s Diary was followed by a dismal sequel (2004’s Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason) — in this case, though, there’s a Happily Ever After in the form of Bridget Jones’s Baby, which proves to be a largely satisfying entry in the franchise. In this outing, Bridget (Renee Zellweger, again essaying the role that earned her an Oscar nomination) is older but not necessarily wiser, lamenting the fact that she’s alone on her 43rd birthday. But things soon improve on the romantic — well, at least sexual — front, as Bridget first hooks up with an American matchmaking guru (Patrick Dempsey) she meets at a music festival and then, a few days later, with her former lover Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), now unhappily married and on the verge of getting a divorce. Shortly thereafter, Bridget finds herself pregnant, and she sets about attempting to figure out not only which of her two beaus is the father but also which one has captured (or, in the case of Darcy, recaptured)


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her heart. Bridget Jones’s Baby takes its time hitting its stride, with early sequences proving to be awkward and forced. But as the plot complications pile up, so do the opportunities for Zellweger and an ace supporting cast (including Emma Thompson, hilariously droll as Bridget’s doctor) to strut their stuff, resulting in a film that ultimately does a fine job in delivering its developments with the right amount of comic kick.

BLAIR WITCH

// To quote B.B. King, “The thrill is gone.” When The Blair Witch Project debuted in 1999, it created quite a sensation on a number of fronts. It brilliantly used the Internet to promote itself in unique ways. It exposed general audiences to the “found footage” concept. It effectively positioned itself as a true story, so much so that many viewers didn’t realize it was fiction until they actually went to see the film. And, on a minuscule budget of $60,000 (in the same summer of the $170 million dud Wild Wild West, no less), it earned a sizable $140 million stateside and an additional $110 million internationally. As for the picture’s effectiveness, while it didn’t live up to the usual nonsensical hype of being the scariest movie ever made, it was nevertheless a clever and creepy watch. The 2000 release Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (aka The Sequel That Time Forgot) wasn’t enjoyed by anyone, so here we are with a new release that’s being promoted as a direct sequel to the original. Blair Witch opens with James (James Allen McCune), the younger brother of The Blair Witch Project protagonist Heather, discovering YouTube footage which he believes shows his sister in the cabin in the woods where she disappeared 15 years earlier. Determined to locate her, he and his friends — filmmaker Lisa (Callie Hernandez), best bud Peter (Brandon Scott), and Peter’s girlfriend Ashley (Corbin Reid) — head to the area to meet Lane (Wes Robinson) and Talia (Valorie Curry), the locals who discovered the footage buried in the woods. The sextet are soon hoofing it through the thick forest, but it doesn’t take long for the omniscient evil presence to begin toying with them before attempting to take them out. As expected, Blair Witch is also presented in the “found footage” format, which was fresh back in ’99 but by now has grown exceedingly stale with its overuse in cinema. In fact, “stale” pretty much describes every aspect of this film, which basically follows the same patterns as its predecessor without adding much new to the equation.

SULLY

/// The late, great Akira Kurosawa was 83 years old when he directed his final feature film. Ingmar Bergman was 85, while Sidney Lumet was 82. (By comparison, Alfred Hitchcock was only 76, a mere pup.) It’s doubtful Clint Eastwood — or anyone, for that matter — will break the record of oldest working director set by Portugal’s Manoel de Oliveira (a whopping 103 years old when he helmed his final feature!), but at 86, the American icon has long outlived his critics and will probably end up outliving us all (although it should be noted that, at 81, Woody Allen is right behind him). Yet even as he’s comfortably ensconced in his “Get off my lawn!” lifestyle, his work as a director largely — and thankfully — remains concise and clear-headed. It’s unlikely there will be anyone who objects to the hagiographic treatment of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the US Airways pilot whose quick thinking and deft maneuvers saved the lives of all 155 people aboard Flight 1549, that fateful NYC-toCLT voyage that ended with Sully landing the bird (damaged by actual birds flying into the engines) in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff. According to this picture, Sully is decent, reserved, compassionate, and a true American hero. For once, real-life facts tend to corroborate a reel-life depiction of saintliness. Of course, most films need some semblance of villainy to provide dramatic tension, and here it comes in the form of a panel of National Transportation Safety Board investigators determined to prove that a water landing wasn’t necessary and Sully could easily have made it back to LaGuardia. Thus, while the film offers a restaging of the dramatic landing, it spends just as much time on the investigation, with Sully and co-pilot Jeff Skiles (Aaron Eckhart, funny and loose) repeatedly forced to defend their decisions. At a scant 96 minutes — one would have to go back to 2002’s Blood Work, 12 films ago!, to find another Clint-helmed project running under two hours — Sully would on paper seem far too short to successfully tackle such a monumental tale; instead, the opposite holds true. Despite the marquee moniker, this isn’t a biopic about the life and times of Chesley Sullenberger (the obligatory scenes of a young Sully taking to the skies are brief and unnecessary) but rather a look at this one particular incidence. CS

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First Tuesday Tour of City Hall The First Tuesday Tour series gives an overview of the history, architecture, and art of historic City Hall. Participants will also hear stories about some of the City’s more fascinating characters and learn about their City government. The tour is free, but space is limited and registration is required, at savannahga.gov/FirstTuesdayTours. first Tuesday of every month, noon. 912651-6411. lspracher@savannahga.gov. Savannah City Hall, 2 East Bay Street. 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 savannahmensclub@gmail.com. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Area Young Republicans Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. Savannah Libertarians Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. 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. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

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Auditions for Armstrong Youth Orchestra Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo.com. Info is also available at www.savaayo.org. AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/ index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. 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 40 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, 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 www.savannahga.gov/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 “Faith” What do you believe? Non-Fiction Gallery wants to know. For $15 (non Art Rise members pay $25), submit 4 images of artwork in any medium for consideration to the exhibition opening on December 16. The first place winner will receive $100. Through Oct. 30. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. 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. Religious Ethnic Artists Needed Religious ethnic (JESUS-YESHUA) artists and musicals needed for upcoming season. A classical accompanist and conductor for sacred music and gospel singers needed. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee (912) 236-

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

$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. bikramyogasavannah.com. 3154; email: revbrendalee@yahoo.com ongoing. No physical address given, none. 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 of themselves and events w/privacy level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. amchclub@yahoo.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

Benefits

Corn Hole Classic Coach’s Corner hosts a corn hole

tournament to benefit Senior Citizens, Inc. The tournament includes a fish fry, beer, live music by Clear Daze Band, and cash prizes. Team entries are limited. $50 per player, $35 per non-player Thu., Sep. 29, 6 p.m. 912-236-0363. jdumas@seniorcitizens-inc. org. coachs.net/. Coach’s Corner, 3016 East Victory Dr. Fore the Kids Golf Outing Play golf and help raise funds for the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club. Wed., Sep. 28, 9 a.m. bgcsavannah.org. crosswindsgolfclub. com/. Crosswinds Golf Club, 232 James B. Blackburn Dr. Grab a Bag for Kids Horizons Savannah will be hosting the 4th annual charity luncheon and purse auction called, “Grab a Bag for Kids.” The silent auction will begin at 11 a.m. and lunch begins at noon. $30 per person or $300 for a table of 10 Fri., Sep. 30, 11 a.m. thesavannahgolfclub.com/. The Savannah Golf Club, 1661 President 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. bikramyogasavannah.com. 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-yearsold. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@ savannahga.gov.

Classes, Camps & Workshops

Art & Sole Grab a sole and express your soul’s desire for a community free of sexual violence. Our running shoe soles won’t be hitting the pavement for this event, they will instead be offered as beautiful blank canvases to paint on. Painted soles will be auctioned off at the ART & SOLE Party on September 29th at 7:00pm. All proceeds will benefit the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire. Thu., Sep. 29, 7 p.m. fleetfeetsavannah.com. Fleet Feet Sports, 3405 Waters Ave. Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Beading Classses at Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times.


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912-677-3983. epiphany.indiemade.com. 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. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. Champions Training Center Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. Chatham Apprentice Program Step Up Savannah’s Chatham Apprentice Program (CAP) is hosting two recruiting sessions in August for its next “E3: Educate, Empower, Employ” job-skills training program, scheduled to start on September 19 and run through October 13. The program is open to men and women interested in enhancing their basic employment skills. The training is free to adults (18 years and older) through a partnership among Chatham County, Step Up Savannah, Inc. and the United Way of the Coastal Empire. Those without a high school diploma or GED are encouraged to apply but the program is open to anyone who is unemployed or underemployed. Successful graduates of the Chatham Apprentice Program receive assistance with their job search and one-onone coaching. The application process is competitive and space is limited. Interested individuals should attend an information

session, either on August 5th or August 12th at 9am at the Department of Labor, 5520 White Bluff Rd. Through Oct. 13. 912-4010672. tcrooks@stepupsavannah.org. GDOL Savannah Career Center, 5520 White Bluff Rd. Chinese Language Classes The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Clay Classes Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. claystudio@gmail.com. Boating Classes Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. savannahaux.com. 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 www.laurenl.com/creativity_ coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. Credit Workshop: Improving Your Credit Score

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Learn how to pull, read and correct errors on your credit report for free. free Thu., Sep. 29, 6-7 p.m. 912-691-2227. cccssavannah.org. Hinesville Library, 236 West Memorial Dr. 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 912354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646. Free Bridge Lessons The course starts with Introduction to Bridge (BB1). The following lessons, Competitive Bidding (BB2) and Play of the Hand (BB4), will be offered in September. Intermediate and advanced seminars will also commence in September. Additionally, there are games for all levels of players in the day and evening. Visit our website, www.bridgewebs. com/savannahclubs.com, or call 912-2284838 for more information. Through Sep. 30, 7-9 p.m. Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center, 8511 Ferguson Ave. 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: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. 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. Life Challenge Coaching In an environment of patience, nonjudgement and compassion, we will explore the source of your challenge, the beliefs that hold your challenge in place, and discover & enact healthy and healing life changes. For appointment, contact Cindy Un Shin Beach at revfugon@gmail.com, or Text (only) to 912-429-7265. ongoing. Online only, none. Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments and Styles Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels for Guitar (electric, acoustic, bass, classical, jazz), Piano, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Voice as well as 42 Music Theory/ Composition/ Ear Training.

We teach public, private and home school students as well as adults at all experience levels. Located at 15 East Montgomery Crossroads in Office #205 near White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA. ongoing. 912-3881806. smisavannah@gmail.com. savmusiciansinstitute.com. New Horizons Adult Band Program Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Novel Writing Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-on-one or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@ gmail.com. Photography Classes Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography.com. chrismorrisphotography.com. Piano Voice-Coaching Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. R&B Soul Adult Line Dancing The R&B Soul line dance group Savannah Show Stoppers are conducting line dance classes every Monday night at the West Broad St. YMCA and every Tuesday nights at the John Delaware Center. Both classes starts at 6:30. Lamont Hunter, the founder of the Savannah Show Stoppers, is the Instructor. Donations Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 912-220-7712. hlamont70@yahoo.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Reiki Treatment Reiki relaxes & rejuvenates; promotes emotional & physical healing; reduces neuromuscular & arthritic pain. E-mail request for appointment/ Fee base at revfugon@gmail.com, or Text (only) 912429-7265 ongoing. Online only, none. 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

Classes Youth Class ages 8+. Teen Class ages 11+. Learn to dance and work with Aerial Silks and Hoop while suspended in the air. Weekly classes held on Fridays through the month of September only. Very limited space available, reserve your spot and register online today. $20/ class $75/September package ongoing. 954.682.5694. elyse.thestudio@yahoo. com. thestudiosav.net. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave.

Clubs & Organizations

Salsa Tuesdays

7:00 pm. informal class for those who would like to join. Dance SALSA, BACHATA, CHA-CHA, KIZOUMBA every Tuesday. FREE Tue., Oct. 4, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. 912-7131970. elrockolounge @ gmail. com. El-Rocko Lounge, 117 Whitaker St. 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. Startup Boot Camp Georgia Tech Savannah hosts this series of workshops that will help entrepreneurs identify and vet their target customer segments, articulate the value proposition, make financial projections, and prepare them to meet with investors. Applications are now being accepted. To apply, visit atdc. org/uncategorized/atdc-savannah-startupbootcamp. Tuesdays.. yvonne@atdc.org. Creators’ Foundry, 415 W Boundary St. Youth and Teen Aerial Silk

1 Million Cups 1 Million Cups (1MC), a program of the Kauffman Foundation, is seeking entrepreneurs to share their new business ideas with a weekly audience. Participants receive feedback and exposure with the opportunity to strengthen their idea and gain connections in the Savannah community. 1MC meets every Wednesday at the Creative Coast 9-10a. Apply to present online: www.1millioncups. com/Savannah Free Wednesdays, 9 a.m.. 1millioncups.com/ savannah. Creators’ Foundry, 415 W Boundary St. 13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@gmail.com. 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. godzillaunknown@gmail.com. avegost.com. 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. buccaneerregion.org. 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


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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. pranschkec3@gmail.com. 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. wyrnut18@gmail.com. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. 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@kbnalliance. com. https://eventbrite.com/e/christianbusiness-networking-event-savannahtickets-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. fiberguildsavannah.homestead.com/. 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. gnpa.org. oatlandisland.org/. 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. 912-5961962. honorflightsavannah.org. 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 Facebook.com/SavannahPhiloCafe. Mondays. athenapluto@yahoo.com. R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the Future RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912344-5127. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. 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. safekidssavannah.org. Savannah Brewers’ League Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah Authors Workshop If you’re a writer, and you’re serious about it, Savannah Authors Workshop is looking for you. We exist to encourage good writing. We meet twice a month in the relaxed atmosphere of a private home (Baldwin Park area). Our third annual Anthology has just been published. We are looking for new members. Come as a guest to our next meeting (Wednesday, September 21) and see how you like us (sorry: no poets). Contact Christopher Scott, President: cscott630@yahoo.com for more details and directions. ongoing. No physical address given, none.

The Savannah Chinese Corner The Savannah Chinese Corner welcomes anyone interested in Mandarin language or Chinese culture. Meets every Saturday morning from 10 am to noon. Check the Facebook group to see meeting location. ongoing. https://facebook.com/groups/ SavannahChineseCorner. Downtown Savannah, downtown. 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. savannahnavyleague.us. 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. savannahnewcomers.com. 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@yahoo.com. savannahphc. com. 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. memorialhealth.com/. 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.. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs.org. thincsavannah.com. Thinc Savannah, 35

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Barnard St. 3rd Floor. 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. vvasav.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@ comcast.net.

Food & Drink Events

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. merrin.slocombe@bethesdaacademy.org. bethesdaacademy.org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. An Evening with George Washington

Join the Olde Pink House Restaurant and the Georgia Historical Society for cocktails and a specially-curated menu inspired by President George Washington’s 1791 Southern Tour. Savor the flavors of the 18th century with fellow patriots and share a toast with our honored guest, Dr. William Ferraro, Acting Editor-in-Chief of the Papers of George Washington at the University of Virginia. Reservations required and seating is limited. Please RSVP by 9/21/16 at 912-651-2125, ext. 114 or online. Cost is $100 for GHS and UVaClub members and $150 for all non-members. $100 for GHS and UVaClub members $150 for all non-members 912-651-2125. pmeagher@ georgiahistory.com. georgiahistory.com/

Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19)

What’s the difference between a love warrior and a love worrier? Love warriors work diligently to keep enhancing their empathy, compassion, and emotional intelligence. Love worriers fret so much about not getting the love they want that they neglect to develop their intimacy skills. Love warriors are always vigilant for how their own ignorance may be sabotaging togetherness, while love worriers dwell on how their partner’s ignorance is sabotaging togetherness. Love warriors stay focused on their relationship’s highest goals, while love worriers are preoccupied with every little relationship glitch. I bring this to your attention, Aries, because the next seven weeks will be an excellent time to become less of a love worrier and more of a love warrior.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

How will you deal with a provocative opportunity to reinvent and reinvigorate your approach to work? My guess is that if you ignore this challenge, it will devolve into an obstruction. If you embrace it, on the other hand, you will be led to unforeseen improvements in the way you earn money and structure your daily routine. Here’s the paradox: Being open to seemingly impractical considerations will ultimately turn out to be quite practical.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

One of your old reliable formulas may temporarily be useless or even deceptive. An ally could be withholding an important detail from you. Your favorite psychological crutch is in disrepair, and your go-to excuse is no longer viable. And yet I think you’re going to be just fine, Leo. Plan B will probably work better than Plan A. Secondary sources and substitutes should provide you with all the leverage you need. And I bet you will finally capitalize on an advantage that you have previously neglected. For best results, be vigilant for unexpected help.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Attention! Warning! One of your signature fears is losing its chokehold on your imagination. If this trend continues, its power to scare you may diminish more than 70 percent by November 1. And then what will you do? How can you continue to plug away at your goals if you don’t have worry and angst and dread to motivate you? I suppose you could shop around for a replacement fear -- a new prod to keep you on the true and righteous path. But you might also want to consider an alternative: the possibility of drawing more of the energy you need by feeding your lust for life.

Is it possible that you’re on the verge of reclaiming some of the innocent wisdom you had as a child? Judging from the current astrological omens, I suspect it is. If all goes well, you will soon be gifted with a long glimpse of your true destiny -- a close replica of the vision that bloomed in you at a tender age. And this will, in turn, enable you to actually see magic unicorns and play with mischievous fairies and eat clouds that dip down close to the earth. And not only that: Having a holy vision of your original self will make you even smarter than you already are. For example, you could get insights about how to express previously inexpressible parts of yourself. You might discover secrets about how to attract more of the love you have always felt deprived of.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Are you able to expand while you are contracting, and vice versa? Can you shed mediocre comforts and also open your imagination to gifts that await you at the frontier? Is it possible to be skeptical toward ideas that shrink your world and people who waste your time, even as you cultivate optimism and innocence about the interesting challenges ahead of you? Here’s what I think, Scorpio: Yes, you can. At least for right now, you are more flexible and multifaceted than you might imagine.

I’m not asking you to tell me about the places and situations where you feel safe and fragile and timid. I want to know about where you feel safe and strong and bold. Are there sanctuaries that nurture your audacious wisdom? Are there natural sites that tease out your primal willpower and help you clarify your goals? Go to those power spots. Allow them to exalt you with their transformative blessings. Pray and sing and dance there. And maybe find a new oasis to excite and incite you, as well. Your creative savvy will bloom in November if you nurture yourself now

Thank you for all the entertainment you’ve provided in the past 12 months, Libra. Since shortly before your birthday in 2015, you have taken lively and gallant actions to rewrite history. You have banished a pesky demon and repaired a hole in your soul. You’ve educated the most immature part of yourself and nurtured the most neglected part of yourself. To my joyful shock, you have even worked to transform a dysfunctional romantic habit that in previous years had subtly undermined your ability to get the kind of intimacy you seek. What’s next? Here’s my guess: an unprecedented exemption from the demands of the past.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

events/an-evening-with-george-washington/. plantersinnsavannah.com/menu.htm. The Olde Pink House, 23 Abercorn St. Fire & Wine Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. info@foxyloxycafe.com. foxyloxycafe.com/. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. PICKForsyth 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. forsythfarmersmarket.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Happy Hour 39 Rue De Jean favorites at happy hour

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You Sagittarians are famous for filling your cups so full they’re in danger of spilling over. Sometimes the rest of us find this kind of cute. On other occasions, we don’t enjoy getting wine splashed on our shoes. But I suspect that in the coming weeks, the consequences of your tendency to overflow will be mostly benign -- perhaps even downright beneficial. So I suggest you experiment with the pleasures of surging and gushing. Have fun as you escape your niches and transcend your containers. Give yourself permission to seek adventures that might be too extravagant for polite company. Now here’s a helpful reminder from your fellow Sagittarian, poet Emily Dickinson: “You cannot fold a flood and put it in a drawer.”

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

I believe that during the coming weeks you will have an extra amount of freedom from fate. The daily grind won’t be able to grind you down. The influences that typically tend to sap your joie de vivre will leave you in peace. Are you ready to take full advantage of this special dispensation? Please say YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES. Be alert for opportunities to rise above the lowest common denominators. Be aggressive about rejecting the trivial questions that trap everyone in low expectations. Here are my predictions: Your willpower will consistently trump your conditioning. You won’t have to play by the old rules, but will instead have extra sovereignty to invent the future.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you can expect an unlikely coincidence or two in the coming days. You should also be alert for helpfully prophetic dreams, clear telepathic messages, and pokes from tricky informers. In fact, I suspect that useful hints and clues will be swirling in extra abundance, sometimes in the form of direct communications from reliable sources, but on occasion as mysterious signals from strange angels.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

You know that inner work you’ve been doing with such diligence? I’m referring to those psycho-spiritual transformations you have been attending to in the dark . . . the challenging but oddly gratifying negotiations you’ve been carrying on with your secret self . . . the steady, strong future you’ve been struggling to forge out of the chaos? Well, I foresee you making a big breakthrough in the coming weeks. The progress you’ve been earning, which up until now has been mostly invisible to others, will finally be seen and appreciated. The vows you uttered so long ago will, at last, yield at least some of the tangible results you’ve pined for.


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prices! Enjoy $4 house wine, $4 well cocktails, $8 daily cocktail feature, Moules en Six Preparations for $8, $8 1/2 dozen raw oysters, and more. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 5-7 p.m. 39 Rue de Jean, 605 W Oglethorpe Ave. Honey Tasting and Body Care Samples + Store Tour Daily honey tastings and body care demonstrations. Come see honeybees in the observation hive or call 912.629.0908 to schedule a tour of the Bee Garden. Garden tour available March through October. $3 per person. Must call ahead. Free MondaysFridays, 10 a.m. 912-234-0688. jessie@ savannahbee.com. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Prepare Sunday Suppers at Union Mission Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. Richmond Hill Farmers’ Market The City of Richmond Hill will reopen its Farmer’s Market on March 15th. There will be free balloons for children, shopping bags for market customers, and activities such as corn hole, a bouncy house and the fire department will bring their water cannon. Handicap parking will be available. Each Tuesday from mid-March until November, the market will offer the best in local produce and crafts. The City has extended shopping hours from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. 2-7 p.m.. 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. tybeeislandfarmersmarket.com. Stephen Johnson, 206 Miller Ave.

LGBT

First City Network Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985) is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork. org. Gay AA Meeting True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. 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. info@savannahpride.com.

Art Trivia

Join us for a night of art trivia, pizza, beer, and fancy drinks. Show off your “artsmarts” and win big. All proceeds go towards Art Rise Savannah’s programs and projects throughout the city. Wed., Sep. 28, 7 p.m. theflorencesavannah.com. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive. savannahpride.com. 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. info@standoutyouth.org. 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.

Religious & Spiritual

Band of Sisters Prayer Group All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@aol.com. capitolcom.org/ georgia. Buddhist Meditation Everyone is welcome. Experience not necessary. Visit our website for location, meditation periods and classes. savannahzencenter.com. Individual instruction upon request. Email Cindy Un Shin Beach at revfugon@gmail.com for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. Catholic Singles A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@ diosav.org. diosav.org/familylife-singles. Gratitude Circle in the Squares Gather with others to share gratitude. Everyone welcome. Park next to Bull Street Library. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. facebook.com/ savannahgratitude. liveoakpl.org. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. Guided Silent Prayer Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive

prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. vineyardsavannah.org. Jesus Yeshua Holidays and plans for 2017 underway for young adults and college Christians. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee @yahoo.com or call (912) 236-3156. ongoing. No physical address given, none. Maritime Bethel “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A New Church in the City, For the City Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts. edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. revwasson@gmail.com. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton

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Street. Psychic Medium Your Pal, Erin Ready to reconnect you with your loved ones who’ve passed and your own inner knowing? I’m here to help. Let’s all work together to create the amazing new life you truly desire, releasing old situations that no longer serve you. Readings available in person and by phone. 60 minutes, $65. Group readings of 5 or more, $30 per person for 20 minutes. Get your personalized, 45 minute prerecorded “Tuesday Tune-Up” emailed to your inbox for just $45. Visit www.yourpalerin.com for more information or contact psychicyourpalerin@gmail.com today. ongoing. Online only, none. Read the Bible in One Year A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-2331772. savannahquakers@gmail.com. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Reiki Share During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. Service of Compline Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull. South Valley Baptist Church Weekly Sunday services. Sunday school, 10:00am. Worship, 11:30am. Tuesday Bible Study/Prayer Service, 6:30pm. Pastor Rev. Dr. Barry B. Jackson, 480 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, GA “Saving a nation one soul at a time.” ongoing. Southern Georgia COGIC, Inc. Annual Women’s Covention The Historic First Jurisdiction of Southern Georgia Church of God in Christ will be having their Fourteenth Annual Women’s Convention. Service will be held WednesdayFriday, September 28th-30th, 7:30 p.m. nightly. Morning Workshops will be on September 29th & 30th at 10:00 a.m. There will be a luncheon on October 1, 2016 (Tickets: $25.00) at 11:00 a.m. The host venue is Pentecostal Miracle Deliverance Center, Inc. 4712 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31405. Saturday Luncheon $25.00 Wed., Sep. 28, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Sep. 29, 10 a.m. & 7:30 p.m., Fri., Sep. 30, 10 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.

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and Sat., Oct. 1, 11 a.m. 912-272-8194. carterwanda222@yahoo.com. Prayer Temple Church of God in Christ, 702 West Victory Drive. Tapestry Church A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. tapestrysavannah.com. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Theatre: The Phantom of the Opera Part of Asbury’s God on Broadway series, a worship service that combines sermons with Broadway musical themes featuring songs from the musicals in celebration of God’s Word. Free and open to the public Sun., Oct. 2, 11:15 a.m. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Theology on Tap Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. ongoing. distillerysavannah.com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.

Special Screenings

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Film: An Affair to Remember Nickie, the notorious playboy, meets Terry on a transatlantic ocean liner, while sailing from France to New York. Both are in relationships with others, but, as these things happen, they fall in love and agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building - but will they? For your ticket price, you receive a pack of hankies and a complimentary glass of wine. $10 Thu., Sep. 29, 7 p.m. tybeeposttheater.org. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horn. Film: Brotherhood of Death A group of black Vietnam vets in a small country town decide to use their deadly warfare skills against a gang of redneck KKK members. The filmmakers tried to save money by hiring NFL football players with no acting experience to portray the Vietnam vets. You can imagine what a mistake that was. $6 Wed., Sep. 28, 8 p.m. sentientbean. com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Film: The Lesson Newcomers’ Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s The Lesson is a spare, strippedto-essentials drama about economic stress and mounting desperation that resonated with international audiences anywhere. The naturalistic style of the storytelling is stealthily enthralling, as is the lead performance by Margita Gosheva as a provincial Bulgarian schoolteacher who is slowly, inexorably driven to the edge by crushing debt. $7, cash only Sat., Oct. 1, 5:30 & 8 p.m. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 West Henry. Film: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory The Lucas Theatre is presenting this film to honor the memory of beloved actor Gene 46 Wilder. $9 Sat., Oct. 1, 8 p.m. lucastheatre.

com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Free P.A.D Screenings In recognition of September being Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) awareness month, Savannah Surgery Center will offer free screening days for those who may be at-risk of the disease. The screenings will take place at the Savannah Surgery Center on Friday, Sept. 16 and Friday, Sept. 30 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. This is the third year Savannah Surgery Center has held this screening event for the public. Free Fri., Sep. 30, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 912-3548331. lynn@savannahsurgerycenter.com. savsurgerycenter.com/. Savannah Surgery Center, 5105 Paulsen St. Suite C-140.

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Adult and Junior Tennis Clinics On Thursdays. Intended for a class size of 4-8 students. Buy four classes, get the fifth class free. $15 per class ongoing. 912-201-2000. westinsavannah.com. theclubatsavannahharbor.com/index.php. The Club at Savannah Harbor, #2 Resort Dr. Adult Coed Flag Football League 8x8 Coed Flag League. Play adult sports, meet new people. Sponsored by Savannah Adult Recreation Club. Wed. nights/Sun. mornings, at locations around Savannah. $450. Minimum 8 games. Ages 18+. Coed teams. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-220-3474. savadultrec.com. Bears Elite Football Learn the fundamentals of football. Ages 4-12. Sign up now. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 912-272-6684. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. Derby Devils Roller Derby Classes Roller derby league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs. See website for info. ongoing. savannahderby.com. Grief 101 Support Group Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. Saturday Group Run or Walk Join us in our quest for fitness. Beginners are welcome. We can help you exceed your fitness goals. Free Saturdays, 7-8:15 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live.com. savystrider.com. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Sav. Strider Weekly Group Run or Walk Downtown Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live. com. savystrider.com. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. Savannah Bike Polo Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. facebook.com/ savannahbikepolo.

Ultimate Frisbee Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. savannahultimateproject@gmail.com. savannahultimateproject.wordpress.com/ pick-up/. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. USMNT (Soccer) American Outlaws Chapter USMNT is a national soccer team that represents the U.S. in international soccer competitions. American Outlaws Savannah chapter of USMNT meets regularly. Call for details. ongoing. 912-398-4014. savannahflipflop.com. Flip Flop Tiki Bar & Grill, 117 Whitaker St.

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Al-Anon Family Group meeting Isle of Hope For Today Find comfort and understanding for families and friends of alcoholics. AFG is an anonymous fellowship seeking to find serenity for those impacted by the effects of alcoholism. Free Mondays, 7-8 p.m. savannahalanon.com. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Ave. Alcoholics Anonymous For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. ongoing. 912-356-3688. savannahaa.com. Alzheimer’s Caregiver and Family Support Group For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-236-0363 x143. Amputee Support Group Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-7778. Back Pain Support Group Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing. Brain Injury Support Group For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. ongoing. memorialhealth.com. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Breast Cancer Survivors Group Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-844-4524. fpc. presbychurch.net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cancer Support Group For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave.

Children’s Grief Support Group Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. Debtors Anonymous For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 6:30pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-572-6108. debtorsanonymous.org. unityofsavannah.org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Eating Disorders Anonymous Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email for info. ongoing. edasavannah@yahoo. com. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Essential Tremor Support Group For those with the disease, care partners, family and caregivers. Managing the disease, treatments and therapies, quality of life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Fibromyalgia Support Group Second Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-8196743. sjchs.org. sjchs.org. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5353 Reynolds Ave. Free Monthly Support Group for New & Expectant Parents Come and meet fellow parents and kids. Discuss and learn different ways to enjoy parenthood. Cate Glyn-Jones, registered nurse, midwife, and lactation consultant, will be on hand to answer all of your questions. This is a free event with refreshments served and takes place the first Tuesday of every month. Free first Tuesday of every month, 10 a.m. 912-544-6387. support@ erigosavannah.com. erigosavannah.com. Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street. Gambling 12 Step Program Twelve step program offers freedom from gambling. Meets weekly. Leave message with contact info. ongoing. 912-748-4730. Scleroderma Support Group A group for people with scleroderma for the greater Savannah area and surrounding counties. Meets regularly. Call for day and time. Lovezzola’s Pizza, 320 Hwy 80 West, Pooler. Info: 912-412-6675 or 912-414-3827. ongoing. Grief Support Groups Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle offers a full array of grief support groups and individual counseling for children, teens and adults is available at no charge. Counseling is offered at 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H in Savannah, and appointments are also available in the United Way offices in Rincon and in Richmond Hill. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. HospiceSavannah. org/GriefSupport.


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