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Innovation in Savannah

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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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Concert: Peter Frampton TUESDAY 10.11

Acclaimed musician Peter Frampton plays the Lucas with special guest Julian Frampton. 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. $59 to $79

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Lady Chablis Memorial Service & Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Screening Saturday 10.8

The Lucas Theatre is presenting this film to honor the memory of the Grand Empress of Savannah, Lady Chablis. Before the movie a memorial service will be held from 4-6pm at the theatre, followed by a brief reception at Club One downtown. 8 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

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Savannah was the location of tragic yellow fever outbreaks. In 1820 the city’s outbreak was widespread. 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. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. 7:30 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $22 advance, $25 at door

In collaboration with Cinema Savannah, Telfair presents the new film by acclaimed director Werner Herzog, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Herzog’s new documentary focuses on the internet, perhaps the most world-changing technological development since World War II. 7 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Tickets are $8. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. 912-790-8880


Wednesday 10. 5

Film: Bloody Muscle Builder to Hell

Shot by a group of friends and amateur movie geeks on Super-8 film cameras at some point between 1990 and 2009 (no one knows exactly when) and only released on limited-edition VHS tapes in Japan, this hour-long movie is clearly based on the second Evil Dead film, and duplicates much of its plot. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $7

Technology Town Hall

The Technology Town Hall serves as an informational forum about the critical issues and policies that are important to the emerging technology communities in Georgia. Attendees will learn about legislative activities from the 2016 session, as well as preview initiatives for the upcoming 2017 Georgia General Assembly. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.

Thursday 10. 6

Film: Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

In collaboration with Cinema Savannah, Telfair presents the new film by acclaimed director Werner Herzog. Herzog’s documentary focuses on the internet. 7 p.m. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Tickets are $8

Lecture: The Midway Cemetery: Tales of Love, War and Mystery

Diane Kroell, director of the Midway Museum, will tell the strange and interesting history of the Midway Cemetery. 7-8 p.m. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. $5 donation

Savannah Greek Festival

Live Greek music will be provided all day, every day, by Orkistra Mikrasiatiki along with dancing and performances by various dance troupes. Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 pm $2 donation after 4 p.m. Fri./Sat. St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 14 West Anderson Street.

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Tybee Island Pirate Fest

Savannah Art Walk

Friday 10. 7

The Savannah Quill Book Convention

Every Columbus Day Weekend local pirates and those from far distant lands converge on Tybee Island for a weekend of music, food, and of course, grog. Delbert McClinton headlines the live music on Saturday. Oct. 6-9 Tybee Island.

Gather for the free welcome reception at the River Street Inn, meet some sponsoring artists, grab your map and begin. Experience the tour on foot or by Old Savannah Tour Trolley. second Saturday of every month, 3-6 p.m.

33rd Annual Oktoberfest

Enjoy a bit of Germany, Savannah style with a beer garden offering a variety of beers, food booths featuring German cuisine, and of course the famous Wiener Dog Races Saturday morning. 4-10 pm Fri., 10 am-10 pm Sat. noon-5 Sun. Rousakis Plaza, River St. Free and Open to the Public

Disney Live!

Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite Disney characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob. 7 p.m. Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. $25

Film: The Magnificent Seven

A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the village elders send three of the farmers into the United States to search for gunmen to defend them. They end up with seven, each of whom comes for a different reason. 7 p.m. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

First Friday Art March

A monthly art walk featuring galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. Free Trolley transportation, Indie Arts Market, and Kids Art Activities. first Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Art Rise Savannah, 2427 Desoto Ave. Free 907-299-6227.

First Friday Fireworks

Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks, presented by Wet Willie’s. first Friday of every month, 9:30 p.m. Rousakis Plaza, River St. Free

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Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. first Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian, 520 Washington Ave. $5 donation

Concert: Trinity River Band SATURday 10.8

Award-Winning Bluegrass, Americana and Acoustic Roots band from Callahan, Florida. This family band’s harmonic blend, perfectly serves their acoustic roots musical style. The band includes two-time IBMA Momentum Award Nominee lead singer and Mandolinist, Sarah Harris. 8 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars (Bloomingdale), 1304 East Hwy. 80. $23 Graveface Records’ 5th Anniversary Block Party

In honor of Graveface Records’ 5th year, enjoy a bunch of bands, food trucks, “flea market” vendors, flash sales in the shop all night and much more to be announced soon. 5-11 p.m. Graveface Records & Curiosities, 5 W. 40th

Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820

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. . 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Davenport House, 324 East State St. $22 advance, $25 at door

Lady Chablis Memorial Service

Remember the life of Lady Chablis at this service, followed by a reception at Club One. 4-6 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Film: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

The Lucas is presenting this film to honor the memory of the Grand Empress of Savannah, Lady Chablis. 8 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Midnight Garden Ride

Police-escorted bike ride about town where riders can explore the city at Twilight, and enjoy post-ride festivities including a live concert, costume contest, raffle and more. Presented by the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. 7 p.m. Begins and ends at Grayson Stadium $30

Peacock Party

Celebrate the 27th anniversary of the Flannery O’Connor Home Foundation, Inc. and the effort to preserve this author’s legacy in Savannah. Soiree will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, vintage cocktails, a silent auction and live entertainment. Period-appropriate dress optional. 5-8 p.m. 508 E. Taylor Street, $100 donation per person requested 912-233-6014. flanneryoconnorhome@

Rescue Round-Up

Find your new furry friend from a wide selection of dogs from six local pet rescue organizations. second Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Hipster Hound, 115 Echols Ave.

Special guests include storyteller J’miah Nabawi, Coastal Empire Squad of the 501st Star Wars group, Princess Productions, Comedian Phil Keeling, Authors Joshua Vasquez, Winfield Strock III, Bobby Nash, Arylias Nova and Randyl Bishop. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn, 6711 Abercorn St. $10

Sunday 10. 9

Savannah Food Truck Festival

Celebrate the legalization of food trucks and support the Children’s Hospital of Savannah. Free yoga in the park, beer, craft vendors, live music and more. 11 a.m. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave.

Theatre: The Sound of Music

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 a.m. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St. Free and open to the public

Monday 10.10 Contra Dance

Contra dance with live music by Glow in the Dark String Band. All dances called by Joyce or Bob. Come early 7:15p for lesson. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Garden City UMC, 62 Varnedoe Ave. $8 / $6 for students or SFMS members

Monday Means Community: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Local Politics, But Were Too ___ To Ask

Featured guests include Tammie Mosley, Mark Dana, Joe Steffen, Alicia Scott and Jane Rago as our moderator. The event will be 60-minutes, followed by a Q/A. After, head to the American Legion bar to continue the conversation. 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Free and open to the public

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Too little, too late on hotel development? by Jim Morekis

AT FIRST GLANCE, last week’s City Council meeting was like an answer to our prayers. They actually took a stand against outof-control downtown development, terminating two rezoning requests by hotel projects “with extreme prejudice,” like the line from Apocalypse Now. At some points it was almost a surreal pinch-yourself moment to see City Council members at long last take turns giving voice to public concerns about the pace and scale of development downtown.

(In what must be a first on Savannah City Council, Durrence even brought up the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle!) Much more important than the individual projects was a deceptively harmless sounding item on the agenda which essentially would have allowed any developer to flout height and mass guidelines with a simple rezoning request. “This is an innocuous entry that has tremendous ramifications,” Alderman Julian Miller accurately summed up. The discussion of this text amendment – actually a full-on ordinance change – was where the real gems came out. Alderman Van Johnson got a round of spontaneous applause during comments in which he said that City Council are “gatekeepers in maintaining balance

In any case, I try to be a give-creditwhere-it’s-due person. So kudos to City Council for this seeming display of backbone. After all, it’s certainly better than the alternative of maintaining the status quo. Clearly, these gentlemen had a good idea where they were going with this. I don’t for a second to believe all this newfound alarm over development sprang up organically just after Mayor DeLoach started the meeting. The lines and speeches were just a bit too good. So what is the practical result of City Council’s votes last week? Were they a roadmap for smart growth moving forward? Or more tantamount to closing the barn door after the horse is already gone?

A City Council which had previously allowed lawyers for developers to arrogantly pontificate indefinitely but which would also impatiently interrupt and shut down any citizen with the temerity to speak out and voice opposition suddenly went all Les Miz. A City Council which has previously meekly acquiesced to almost every whim of every big-box developer suddenly morphed into the cast of The Avengers. A City Council which had previously allowed developer’s lawyers to arrogantly pontificate indefinitely but which would also impatiently shut down any citizen with the temerity to voice opposition suddenly went all Les Miz. A clearly focused Alderman Bill Durrence led the charge, saying of one of the hotel projects, “You knew what the rules were when you wanted to get into this... follow the rules.” About one project, where the hotelier was apparently trying to fudge on parking spaces, Durrence said, “Every parking garage we’ve got basically already has more permits than spaces.” I cannot begin to tell you the seismic ramifications of a local elected official openly telling Harold Yellin — the highly effective, go-to attorney for most highprofile developers here — that “We need more workforce housing, not more hotels,” as Durrence said at one point. It’s just not done, as we say down South. But this time…. done it was.

between residential living and commercial encroachments…. I’m concerned that we’re becoming Disneyland.” (Hint to future politicians: The Disneyland line is a huge crowd-pleaser. Though as one Facebook commenter wryly noted, “Disneyland is planned much better than Savannah.”) Speaking of seismic shifts, Alderman Johnson and Alderman Tony Thomas both brought up a previously taboo subject in Savannah: The idea of a moratorium on hotel development. (By way of contrast, such an idea was prominent in last year’s mayoral election in Charleston and was a bona fide election issue there.) “We might need to look at moratoriums on development,” Johnson said. Thomas even made a motion for a sixmonth moratorium, but apparently there was already a different motion on the floor and so it didn’t come up for a vote. The enthusiast in me would really like to see the results of a moratorium vote, but the cynic in me says there was a reason the idea wasn’t followed through. It’s telling that City Attorney Brooks Stillwell immediately tried to put the kibosh on the moratorium idea with his highly questionable ruling that such a thing might be illegal.

Fewer new hotels downtown will drive up the price per room of all the boutique projects which already got approval from Council, often with extraordinary variances. The skyline of Savannah has already changed dramatically. River Street is essentially walled off from the rest of downtown, and those buildings aren’t coming down anytime soon. A moratorium on new hotels at this point, while very much worth considering, is sort of like a football fan saying “Wait ‘til next year” after a bad loss. You still lost. Perhaps more to the point, every minute City Council spends getting brownie points from the public by talking tough on development is one more minute they don’t have to talk about crime. Every headline that mentions a moratorium on new hotels is one headline that won’t read, “City Council Struggles as Murders Continue.” Am I being needlessly cynical? No, I’m happy about what City Council showed and did last week. No two ways about it — the people won this round. But it’s not a one-round fight, and the other side hasn’t thrown in the towel yet. Stay vigilant, and stay tuned. cs

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It’s a rat’s nest that intersects with street drugs (Echols estimates that 80 percent of trafficking victims are addicted to heroin By Jessica Leigh Lebos or meth), illegal immigration (victims are often lured across the border with promises of a job then conscripted into an The month of fright is underway, which inescapable hell) and child protective sermeans half the city is doing its best to give vices (pimps will intentionally impregnate me a heart attack. young women in order to fetch a higher Between massive spider webs stretched price from fetishists and use the children across driveways and skeletons dancing in to manipulate their mothers.) trees, it’s really starting to look like Creep I had the opportunity to get up and close Town around here, which is excellent. and personal with this monstrous menace I do so love Savannah’s early enthusiasm recently, when Echols brought the Unholy for Halloween, even if I’m kind of afraid to Tour to town. First implemented in walk the dog past the nice yellow bungalow Atlanta, these organized bus cruises invite on the corner that’s been transformed into lawmakers, social workers, advocates and the Shrieking Shack. other local activists to see where human Regrettably, there’s a lot more to be trafficking happens in their communiscared of in real life than any moaning gob- ties, sometimes in surprisingly mundane lin yard decoration. places. They usually have waiting lists, and We’ve got masked shooters on the loose, I was glad to hop on behind Alderman multiple government agencies haunted by Van Johnson, Rabbi Robert Haas and scandal and some seriously misguided mad Gulfstream community investment conscience about to go down on Elba Island. sultant Miriam Hodesh. Even deeper into the darkness looms a As the CAT buses rolled out of the human trafficking industry that’s harder to Coastal Georgia Center towards downget a handle on than a zombie on flakka. town, Unholy Tour co-founder Kasey The issue first came out of the shadows McClure introduced herself as an exin 2014 when Operation Dark Night stripper who now runs the ministry busted one of the largest known traffick4Sarah to help women transition out of ing rings in Georgia history at a Southside the sex industry. She helped unite a 14 home, sentencing 23 people to prison and year-old last year with her family after rescued a dozen young women from an the girl’s grandma recognized a tattoo on indentured horror that had them perform-, which she calls “Craig’s ing as many as 40 sex acts a day. List for sex offenders.” But that hardly made a dent in the form McClure often spends her days callof modern slavery that Georgia Public ing the women posing in lacy thongs and Service Commissioner Tim Echols calls advertising “big booty pleasures” to offer a “scourge for the state.” nonjudgmental outreach, educational The hideous business that has made opportunities, and if needed, immediate Atlanta one of the FBI’s top American citrescue. She even made a call on the bus to ies for child prostitution continues to find one such number, asking the sultry female its way to Savannah, lurking on the outvoice on the other end of the line, “Are you skirts and often hiding in plain sight. safe? If you can’t talk now, you can text me “Between the port and I-95, what we at this number anytime.” have here is a pit stop for traffickers,” Such brief attempts can provide a welexplains Echols. “They bring girls into come way out for those trapped in hotels Savannah and rent a hotel room for a few like the ones we pass on Bay Street, where trafficking increases during big events like days, line up a bunch of customers, then St. Patrick’s Day. We looped around Lathmove them up and down the interstate. It rop Avenue, where the neon lights bring is a major criminal enterprise.” out the creeps as well as another ministry According to a Center for Public Polcalled the Savannah Sunshine Girls, who icy Studies report, more than 100 underage girls are under the control of traffickers bring hot meals and unconditional love to those working in local strip clubs every any given day in Georgia, which also has Thursday night. the highest number of trafficked Hispanic The bus barreled along through Garfemales in the country. den City and Pooler, slowing down so that More than 7,000 men buy sex from McClure could point out the skeevy truck minors every month across the state, and stops and cheap motels, including the Red several dozen local arrests in the last year Roof Inn from where a 17 year-old escaped show that sexual exploitation (of girls and in late 2014 after being held against her boys) is still plenty of people’s favorite effed-up pastime. will by a couple who sold her for sex.

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Unfortunately, the giant Parker’s ad wrapping around the bus made it almost impossible to see through the windows. But it didn’t take looking at a crappy metal door to imagine the fear and hopelessness behind it as Youthspark’s Jennifer Swain and Diane Mcleod of the Chatham County DA’s office described tale after tale of abuse. Claustrophobic and carsick, I spent most of the the three hour ride trying not to puke or cry. I began to feel better when Deirdre Harrison of Savannah Working Against Human Trafficking (SWAHT) stepped to the front to discuss what we can do to help quash this demonic phenomenon. First, we must vote “YES” on Amendment 2 this Nov. 8 (yup, there are other issues that need your support besides keeping General Zod and his horrible hair out of the White House.) Amendment 2— aka the Safe Harbor Bill—authorizes penalties on convicted sex offenders and the places they frequent, collecting them into a dedicated fund for victims of child sex trafficking. Second, pay attention. While SWAHT provides what Echols calls “sector specific training” for hotel staff, Uber drivers and others who might encounter trafficking situations, all of us can take notice of a young person who seems frightened and

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out of place. Are they with an older companion who does all the talking? Are they strung out or unable to tell you where they live? Do they seem unable to come and go freely?

These are some of the red flags listed at National Human Trafficking Resource Center, but refrain from acting out your savior fantasies lest you put the kid or yourself in danger. “Don’t try to be Superman and save the day,” warned McClure. “Call the hotline.” (It’s 1-888-373-7888.) Lastly, let’s stop blaming the victims. While someone on the bus reminded that no one under 18 can legally be charged with prostitution, many victims of sex trafficking end up in jail, where they’re fined and thrown back out onto the streets. Some came into the life as teens and have been beat down physically and emotionally for so long that they can’t envision any other way to survive. As my buddy Kenneth Brown of Park Place Outreach teen shelter called from his seat, “a lot of these people don’t have lights at the end of their tunnels.” Instead, we must call for the onus to be placed on the real criminals: Those who benefit from sex trafficking and those create the demand. Thanks to Attorney General Sam Olens, Sen. Renee Unterman and Rep. Edward Lindsey, Georgia passed some of the toughest legislation in the country in 2011 that can put away traffickers for life, but those caught paying for sex still dodge serious consequences.

Echols is adamant that this must change. “Wherever there are men, there are sex traffickers,” says the father of seven. “Men are the customers. That’s who’s paying for sex with kids.” Last stop, Tibet Ave: The bus pulled down a quiet residential street where FBI, immigration and a host of other cooperating agencies took down the trafficking kingpin known as El Diablo during Operation Dark Night. Peering through the tiny holes in the window wrap, I could barely make out a vinyl-sided trailer with a sagging porch. “There were dozens of girls in there, and men would line up outside all night long,” says SWAHT’s Harrison, shaking her head. “It went on for years.” As the bus revved to trundle back down Abercorn, I looked back, acknowledging with a shudder that a place doesn’t need any decorations to be the most terrifying house on the block. cs If you see something, say something: National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888. *Correction: In last week’s column about the library, it was mistakenly presented that there is only one Chatham County Commissioner with a criminal record. There are two. cs

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Savannah Bicycle Campaign event offers ride through city, musical afterparty at Grayson Stadium by Jim morekis

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LET’S GET this out of the way: The Midnight Garden Ride isn’t actually at midnight. So rest easy. That said, the Midnight Garden Ride, a nighttime police-escorted cycling trip through Savannah’s most picturesque areas, is one of our most unique and fun annual events. It’s also the number-one fundraiser for one of Savannah’s most effective nonprofits, the Savannah Bicycle Campaign (SBC). “The Midnight Garden Ride means everything to us,” says SBC Chairperson Caila Brown frankly. “As our biggest fundraiser of the year, it supports our efforts to make Savannah better through and for bicycles.” This year the Midnight Ride is taking things to the next level, with start/finish at Grayson Stadium instead of downtown as in all previous years. There’s a full afterparty and concert featuring Mike and Ruthy and Savannah’s own Britt Scott. The difference-maker this year? You guessed it: The Savannah Bananas. “With the help of the Savannah Bananas we’ve really been able to expand the event,” says Brown. “The Bananas are helping out with volunteers, so our volunteers won’t be as taxed. We’ve added some kid’s activities, we’re having a bike cube, and we’re hoping the costume contest will be a little expanded and people will be inspired to dress in their Bananas best.” The Bananas are setting up their full concessions, with beer, soda, and food available for purchase. Aside from the Bananas, the change of location itself has some bonuses. “Being at Grayson will have a bunch of benefits,” says Brown. “There’s plenty of parking available, in a safe environment. A lot of people come to the Ride from outside Savannah, so they need a place to park, and then get on their bikes.” The Bicycle Campaign is used to moving the event around, so that in and of itself isn’t much of a shift in gears (get it?). “We’ve worked in a variety of locations and squares. We started in Forsyth Park, then moved to Telfair Square, then Ellis Square. So we’re no strangers to doing the event at a new location,” Brown says. What the change of location does 12 allow is a more targeted effort in a more

practical environment – not to mention a chance to revisit the route of the 8.5 mile bicycle ride. “We’ve sort of flipped the route. Previously we had been going from downtown through Daffin Park and looped and come back. Now we’re starting in Daffin, heading downtown, and looping back to Grayson Stadium,” Brown says. Colorful costumes are often part of the relaxed, family-friendly, noncompetitive vibe at the “Of course we’ll be going back through Midnight Garden Ride. the same popular squares. We’ll come up Abercorn and run down Barnard. We’ll still be hitting Ellis Square.” “We’ll be on Whitaker and Drayton for short portions around Forsyth Park. We’ll hop over to Price via Duffy and on through Chatham Crescent.” Brown stresses that the Midnight Garden Ride is intended to be fun, not a competition. “This is a great way for people new to cycling in Savannah to get used to riding around the city. It’s a safe way to get introduced to routes within the area,” she says. “And for those who don’t ride at all, it’s a way to draw attention to the fact that the work the Savannah Bicycle Campaign does helps make the roads safer for all users.” cs

Midnight Garden Ride

Sat. Oct. 8, begins/ends at Grayson Stadium Ride starts 7 p.m., music starts about 8 p.m. Concert features Mike & Ruthy and Britt Scott. Registration includes police-escorted bicycle ride, T-shirt, and admission to concert. $20 SBC members, $25 non-members, $30 day-of. Online registration stops noon Sat. Oct. 8, register at Grayson Stadium beginning 5 p.m. Concert-only ticket $10 per person.

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Afterparty after the Ride

Mike & Ruthy, Britt Scott set to rock Grayson by Jim morekis

THE DUO of Mike & Ruthy – that’s Mike Merenda and Ruthy Ungar – is one of the shaping forces in the American folk music revival. Both veterans of the legendary ensemble The Mammals, Mike is a songwriter, guitarist and banjo picker, while fiddler Ruthy follows in the footsteps of her father, Jay Ungar, who performed the now-iconic “Ashokan Farewell” from Ken Burns’s “Civil War” series. (Ruthy likes to joke, “that song put me through college.”)

This year they take the concept on the road with a mini-tour called “Hoot Highway.” (The Savannah stop isn’t technically a part of the Hoot Highway tour, however.) “The Hoot Highway is sort of an experiment, a maiden voyage,” says Mike. “We decided to take elements of that on the road, relying on collaborations with local artists in the town we’re performing in.” Savannah songstress Britt Scott – voted “Best Local Singer/Songwriter” by our readers in this year’s Best of Savannah Reader’s Poll – opens for Mike & Ruthy with a set of her own originals. While Scott keeps a very active schedule on local stages, the audience at Grayson Stadium is likely to be her biggest ever.


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It will also be her first show with a full backing band of all local musicians. “Some of my songs call for a solo performance, but to me music is mainly a form of communication. And there’s something about having someone else with you up there—not only communicating with the audience but also to interact with on stage,” she says. “Songs can change depending on what others bring to the table. And I don’t like to give too much direction,” she says, citing her previous experience in local ensembles Lovely Locks and American Hologram. “Both of those were three-part harmony projects, and the more freedom they gave me, the better it always was.” Scott’s band features Jason Cox on bass, Phillip Price on keys, Erin Armstrong on vocals, and Tom Worley on drums. “We call it the full ginger band,” jokes Scott, a redhead herself. “It just happened that way organically, but then it sort of became a thing.” cs The show begins at grayson stadium after the conclusion of the midnight garden ride on saturday night. Show-only tix available for $10.





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Together the upstate New York-based husband and wife and their band play a deceptively high-energy, upbeat brand of roots-inspired music that subverts all the usual stereotypes of the genre. Their new album, Bright As You Can, features an array of diverse instrumentation, from a horn section to pedal steel. “Collectively we enjoy a wide range of all kinds of music. We like to give all of them a fair shake,” says Mike. “And of course the idea of roots music is all encompassing. And that’s how we like to think of our music, as roots music.” Often with folk, there’s a big gap between the recorded product and the live show. But Bright As You Can is exceptionally vibrant, with a full sound that jumps out of the speakers. “Of that 14-song album, at least half is captured live,” Mike says. Mike & Ruthy are all-in with the idea of a full touring band. “The decision to tour with a band again serves a lot of the songs we’ve been writing. It shows a bigger dynamic range. I like to have that versatility as an artist.” For years, Mike & Ruthy have hosted the “Summer Hoot” and “Winter Hoot” festivals near Woodstock, N.Y.


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Silent no more

Safe Shelter remembers local victims of domestic violence by jessica Leigh Lebos

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At first glance, the painted red figures in the store window could be mannequins, waiting to show off the latest fashions. Step closer. The forms are shaped like real women, not supermodels. They are stark, unadorned except for a bronze breastplate bearing the name of an actual woman. Beneath the name is her story, and the end is always tragic: Mandi Kaiser, mother of three. Strangled and beaten by her boyfriend. Lauren Brown Smart, beloved Wilmington Island mom and friend. Beaten and strangled to death by her husband. Susan Robbins, grandmother and business owner. Beaten to death with a board by her husband. The rest of the twelve red silhouettes symbolize the other Savannah-area women murdered by their partners or family members since 2011, plus one more to signify those whose deaths have gone unnoticed or uninvestigated. Staged by SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services, the Silent Witness exhibit is meant to be a powerful reminder of vibrant lives cut short and the secret abuses that could be happening behind the doors of family, neighbors and friends. “The purpose of this living memorial is to ensure the individuals represented will be remembered not merely as victims, but as people with stories and dreams,” says Cheryl Branch, executive director of SAFE Shelter. “Then they fell in love with someone and that person killed them.” The mobile installation is part of SAFE Shelter’s packed roster of events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October. The red silhouettes debut at noon at Forsyth Park on Wednesday, Oct. 5 as the fountain turns purple, the official color of the cause. That same evening at 6pm, they will be joined by hundreds for 14 a candlelight vigil. Later in the month,

Safe Shelter’s Cheryl Branch stands with painted figures symbolizing women who lost their lives to domestic violence. Photo by jon waits

supporters will circle Lake Mayer for a 5K sponsored by the Armstrong Nursing Program on Oct. 22, and the Coastal Georgia Center will host the Mental Health Meets Domestic Violence Conference on Oct. 26. The Silent Witness figures will travel throughout the month, spending a week in the windows of 24e on Broughton Street, garnering attention from downtown shoppers before moving south to the Oglethorpe Mall. Their dramatic presence is meant to disrupt the shame and confusion that keeps domestic violence behind closed doors. “We want this to be something that people see and talk about,” says Laurie Ross, SAFE Shelter’s communication liaison. “People still tend to talk about domestic abuse in hushed tones, like it’s only supposed to happen in certain places. The truth is that it crosses every walk of life— all socioeconomic situations, every race, people in the military, everyone.” Since 1979, SAFE Shelter has given respite to thousands of abused women and their children at its cozy 48-bed emergency facility, providing not just temporary room and board but resources to build their lives anew. It’s the only local shelter that keep families together, and some leave their homes with nothing but what they can carry in a grocery bag. Children have separate counseling and social services, and the recently opened YES center gives

teens their own clubhouse to do homework, watch TV and relax. In addition to therapy and career counseling during its 90-day program, clients receive and follow-up case management for up to two years. The staff also helps clients file temporary restraining orders and act as advocates in court. “The criminal justice system can be as intimidating as hell, and a lot of women have been told by their abusers that they don’t have any rights or that they’ll lose their kids,” says Branch, who lauds the cooperative relationships SAFE Shelter has built with the police, District Attorney’s office and other advocacy organizations. The 30-year veteran of domestic violence work notes that SAFE Shelter isn’t just for women and children: plenty of men come through the off-site Outreach Programs, some victims of international trafficking. She also reminds that violence isn’t just perpetrated by partners. In 2015, of the 14 domestic homicides in Savannah, five were children killed by parents, and one was a mother killed by her son. “Shay” has been at the shelter for about six weeks after being beaten by her mother and sister. “I ended up here because I needed to make sure my children were safe,” says the

22 year-old mother of two. “It’s been the best thing for us. I’m learning how to build a life for us piece by piece.” While its facility has been at capacity all summer, SAFE Shelter does not turn away any calls to its 24/7 hotline, finding a place for domestic violence survivors in partner organizations or private homes if necessary. The non-profit received 1800 calls and served 813 clients in 2015 and runs programs to help middle and high school students prevent becoming victims themselves. Perhaps the most telling point of the program’s success: No one who has found the courage to reach out to SAFE Shelter has become one of those red silhouettes. But there is still much work to be done to help those enduring abuse seek support and make others aware of the dangers of staying silent. “People don’t want to think that they or their neighbor or family member might be abused or be an abuser. They think it is somebody else’s problem or that it will get better on its own, but it never does,” says Branch. “Our hope with this exhibit is to give past and potential victims a voice and stop the cycle of abuse.” cs For a full schedule of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness events, go to

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Why don’t we bomb Afghanistan’s poppy fields? Why haven’t we bombed the poppy fields in Afghanistan, wiping out the world’s largest source of opium and blocking the exportation of heroin that’s killing so many Americans? —Billy from Philly HEARTS and minds, Billy, hearts and minds. We can’t just go around unloading death from above on everyone and everything we don’t like. Or at least we shouldn’t. True, our nonlethal attempts over the last 15 years to curb Afghan opium-poppy production—which accounts for about 90 percent of the world’s supply—have come up short. And it’s not like we’ve been stingy with air strikes generally: U.S. forces hit Afghanistan with more than 140 in the first seven months of 2016 alone. But simply obliterating a nation’s most lucrative crop just might cheese off a hardworking farmer or two, and that’s a bad plan when a fundamentalist militia stands ready to hand out Kalashnikovs to the disgruntled and dispossessed. Total war, in fact, helped make Afghanistan the world poppy-growing champ in the first place. Among many dubious accomplishments during their ten-year occupation of the country, Soviet troops tore up orchards, destroyed irrigation systems, and generally flattened the Afghan agricultural infrastructure. But farmers

gotta farm, so they turned to a hardy plant alienate farmers and imperil his governthat doesn’t require much intervention to ment, he argued, though critics noted that thrive, and also happens to net its cultivamany of Karzai’s supporters were cashing tors stacks and stacks of cash. in on the opium trade themselves. The Cold War ended: out went the Meanwhile the U.S. assisted poppy Russkies, in rushed the Taliban. For a spell farmers in planting alternative crops like Mullah Omar and his cronies taxed poppy almonds or wheat, but this was a bit like production, but in 2000 they shifted gears telling a successful American street dealer and implemented a total ban—less, seemhe should really look into managing an ingly, out of Islamic principle (though of Arby’s instead. The drug trade offered course that was the local spin) than as a PR tastier carrots than we did, and the Talimove, to get in good with the U.N. and gain ban, whose protection the farmers sought international recognition for Afghaniout, wielded bigger sticks. And those Talistan’s pariah government. ban insurgents were now profiting off the The Taliban is bad at lots of things— opium market themselves. Violence flared teaching little girls to read, for instance— up, and expectations were soon adjusted but they were very good at terrifying their accordingly: “American officials hope that constituents into abandoning the drug Afghanistan’s drug problem will someday trade. Afghan poppy cultivation dropped be only as bad as that of Colombia,” the 91 percent; the opium supply worldwide New York Times reported in 2007. took a 65 percent plummet. Afghanistan Obama ended the Bush crop-eradication had temporarily won its war on drugs. plan in ‘09. “The poppy farmer is not our After 9/11, though, Omar stuck by his enemy,” declared special representative buddy Osama, and the U.S. swooped in. We Richard Holbrooke, “the Taliban are.” Ecobasically trampled the Afghan economy in nomic stability in Afghanistan, the current the process, though to be fair the Taliban’s reasoning goes, is more important than prohibition effort had already brought stemming the heroin tide. Counternarcotit to the brink of collapse. The farmers ics efforts have continued, but U.S. soldiers who’d been terrorized out of the drug biz aren’t even allowed to trespass in poppy resumed planting poppies, and the U.S. fields nowadays. Eradication is left to the military pretty much ignored them. (Ever Afghans, who collect $250 from the U.S. reliable, those conspiracy-minded sorts per hectare knocked out—though corrupwill tell you the “real reason” for the war tion has led to selective enforcement, with was that the CIA needed to jump-start the farmers who cozy up to local officials keepheroin trade.) There was a country to be ing their fields in flower. rebuilt from scratch, after all—oh, and did The U.N. reported a slight dip in Afghan I mention that the Northern Alliance war- poppy cultivation for 2015, the first downlords helping us keep the peace had a little turn in six years. But it sure wasn’t cheap: drug hustle going on the side? as of 2014, the United States had sunk $7.6 It wasn’t till 2006 that the Bush adminbillion into curtailing Afghanistan’s drug istration tried a no-poppies policy of its trade. I know, I know—that sure could own, where we went beyond targeting drug have bought a lot of air strikes, right? With traffickers and processors and got into crop demand showing no signs of going away, eradication. This was a strictly groundthe poppies would likely just have been level campaign of plowing and burning— planted again. Afghanistan has enough not only weren’t we bombing anything, we broken eggs for its omelet already, thank weren’t even doing as much aerial sprayyou very much. cs ing as we’d have liked. Such self-restraint came at the insistence of Afghan president By cecil adams Hamid Karzai: spraying from the air would Send questions to Cecil via

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Suspect identified in shooting of mother and child

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police responded to a domestic shooting at 4:30 p.m., Sept. 27, in the 700 block of Yamacraw Village, near the intersection of Fahm and Zubley Streets. “The suspect, Iyontai Tovarise Walker, 22, is considered armed and dangerous. He is described as a black male, approximately 6-feet, 3-inches tall, and 190 pounds. He also has a distinctive tattoo on his neck, which reads ‘BO$,’” police say. The shooting victims are a 28-year-old female and her 8-year-old daughter. Both received serious, but non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Memorial University Medical Center. The mother and child are currently listed in stable condition. 

“Overnight, detectives secured warrants for Walker’s arrest. He is wanted for two counts of aggravated assault, cruelty to children in the first degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.”

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.

Suspect arrested in Yamacraw shooting

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Special Victims Unit is investigating a sexual assault that occurred at approximately 2 a.m., Oct. 2, in the 100 block of West 51st Street. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5-feet, 3-inches tall, with a strong athletic build. He has a close shaved haircut, no facial hair, and he was wearing a fishing hat at the time of the assault. He was last seen driving an older model Ford Taurus. The male victim was attacked from behind as he walked home from a local convenience store. After escaping his attacker, the victim called police before being transported to Candler Hospital for treatment.

Detectives arrested Wesley Biddings, 31, in connection to an earlier shooting that injured a man in the 400 block of Yamacraw Village Sept. 29. Biddings is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. A second man was taken into custody after fleeing the scene of the shooting; however, his charges stem from disorderly conduct not directly related to the shooting. Officers responded to a shooting that injured one adult male at approximately 5:30 p.m., Sept. 29. The shooting victim was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with serious injuries. “Area residents pointed police toward a male suspect who had fled the scene on






Sexual assault investigated

Walker is ‘armed and dangerous’

foot and a second male suspect who fled to a nearby apartment. The suspect who fled on foot was quickly apprehended,” police report. “The second suspect entered an occupied apartment; officers were able to safely remove three children from the residence before apprehending the suspect,” police say.

Man shot at Skidaway gas station

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

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news & Opinion News of the weird In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, noting a recent uptick in cases of “live-poultry-associated salmonella,” repeated its earlier (apparently largely ignored) alert that people should not be kissing chickens (or ducks or turkeys). CDC noted the recent popularity of urban egg farming, but reminded “hipster” farmers and faddish pet patrons that cuddling the animals, or bringing the little darlings into the home (even those that appear clean and friendly), can spread dangerous bacteria for which humans are unprepared.

Suspicions Confirmed

• A recent working paper by two Louisiana State University economists revealed that the state’s juvenile court judges dole out harsher sentences on weeks following a loss by the LSU football team (among those judges who matriculated at LSU). The differences in sentences were particularly stark in those seasons that LSU’s team was nationally ranked. (All sentences from 1996 to 2012 were examined, for first-time juvenile offenders, except for murder and aggravated-rape cases.) • The NCAA’s two-year probation handed to Georgia Southern University’s football program in July included a note that two football players were given “impermissible” inside help to pass a course. It turns out that even though GSU’s former assistant director of student-athlete services stealthily wrote five extracredit assignments for each of the players, still, neither player was apparently in good enough shape to pass the course.


• A paramedic with the St. Louis Fire Department discovered on Aug. 4 that his car, in the station’s parking lot, had been broken into and was missing various items. Minutes after he filed a police report, the station received an emergency call about a pedestrian hit by a car, and the paramedic and crew rushed to the scene. As he was helping the victim, the paramedic noticed that his own gym bag and belongings were strewn about the scene and concluded that the man he was attending to was likely the man who had broken into his car. The

can be difficult for India’s poor, the counparamedic continued to assist the man, and police told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch try’s postal service (with 155,000 offices) began recently to offer home delivery of that they would arrest the man as soon as the Ganges, in bottles, for the equivalent of he was discharged from the hospital. about 22 to 37 cents. (Tip: Water bottled in • Raylon Parker, doing his duty in the small town of Gangotri, which is near August on a grand jury in Halifax County, the origin of the river, is likely cleaner; the North Carolina, listened to a prosecutor other bottler, in the city of Rishikesh, lay out a case, and to Parker’s apparent which is holier but located farther surprise, the case was against Raylon down the river, likely presents Parker (for assault with a deadly worshippers a stronger test of weapon with intent to kill). Still, faith.) he voted on the indictment, which Hi, Can I • “Clitoris activism is hot in passed (though, due to grand jury build a France right now,” reported secrecy, we do not know which hotel? London’s The Guardian in way he voted). One possibility: August, highlighted by the He voted to indict, assuming a introduction in school sex judge would toss it out, tainteducation of a 3-D model ing the prosecutor’s case. Howof the organ—demonstratever, Parker’s judge said the ing, by the way, that it more indictment—signifying “probable resembles a “wishbone” or a cause”—was still valid and that she “high-tech boomerang” than the would not inquire how Parker had “small, sensitive” “bud” of dicvoted. tionary description. French clitoBright Ideas ris scholars emphasize that most • Business is booming for Lainey of the several-inch-long organ Morse, the owner of No Regrets is internal and just as highly Farm in Albany, Oregon, and the excitable as its male counterpart, founder of “Goat Yoga”—an outdoor and their wide-ranging societal campaign regimen of relaxation carried out among includes a magazine whose title translates her wandering goats. “Do you know how to “The Idiot’s Guide to the Clit.” hard it is to be sad and depressed when there are baby goats jumping around?” she Recurring Themes Goldfish Revisited: (1) Emma Marsh asked, proudly noting that she is booked up of Kuraby, Australia, shelled out $500 in right now, with a waiting list of 500. One September for her goldfish’s emergency problem has surfaced, though (as she told medical care to remove the pebble stuck a Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reporter): in poor Conquer’s throat. (Brisbane’s Naive baby goats try to eat flower designs on yoga mats, leading Morse to permit only Courier-Mail noted that the $500 could have bought 40 replacements—that $500 mats of solid colors. is about what an actual bar of gold of Con• Wesley Autrey, 42, was arrested by quer’s weight would cost.) (2) Elsewhere Scranton, Pennsylvania, detectives in Down Under, researchers from MurSeptember in a drug bust with five bags doch University in Perth said in August of heroin and four of cocaine (along with they were working on a goldfish-control $3,083 cash) and charged with dealing. program after learning that one species Autrey (street name, for some reason: dumped in the nutrient-rich Vasse River “Newphew”) wet his pants during the in Western Australia could grow to 4 arrest, which police said he did under the pounds—and the size of a football.) mistaken impression that heroin would dissolve when exposed to urine. Updates • Eau de Toilette: Although India’s Music researcher David Teie announced sacred Ganges River remains ridiculously polluted, it retains holy credibility for Hin- in September that he had landed a deal dus, who consume and bathe in it regularly with major label Universal Music to distribute his “Music for Cats” (touted in for salvation. Since reaching the Ganges

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(1) Hippie grandmother Shawnee Chasser, 65, who has lived in a tree since 1992, is under siege by county officials in Miami who plan to tear down her tree house by December unless she brings her property up to code. It’s a full-featured, wellappointed tree house—and she owns the land underneath, but prefers the “heaven” of her high perch, especially when it rains. (2) Six times since 2004, cars have left New Hope Road in Raleigh, North Carolina, and crashed into the home of Carlo Bernarte, and in September he desperately sought help from traffic officials (and indicated that it might be time to move). (He suggested the state install a barrier, but apparently that would block drivers’ line of sight.)

A News of the Weird Classic (December 2012)

A research team at Lund University in Sweden, led by neuroethologist Jochen Smolka, concluded that one reason dung beetles dance in circles on top of dung is to cool off, according to an October (2012) report on To arrive at their conclusion, the team went to the trouble of painting tiny silicone “boots” on some beetles, to protect them from the ambient heat experienced by a control group of beetles, and found that the booted beetles climbed atop the dung less frequently. Explained Smolka, “Like an air-conditioning unit, the moist (dung) is cooled by evaporation.” By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


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News of the Weird in February). The music, with Teie accompanying on the cello, includes painstakingly timed “purring” and “sucking” sounds designed to relax kitties, and he reiterated plans to move on to special music for other animals. (In a similar vein, artists led by Dominic Wilcox staged a brief August show in London of exhibits and paintings of scenes that Wilcox thought would appeal to dogs, and would, he said, garner “tail wags.” One interactive exhibit, for example, featured an open car window simulator hosting an array of scents.)

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Ryan Graveface on business and community in Savannah’s hippest neighborhood by anna chandler

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Five years ago, I was leaving the Savannah Record Fair with a gaggle of fellow vinyl lovers. As we moseyed into the parking lot with our treasures, Furious Hooves label founder Ryan McCardle told us, “My buddy just moved here to open a record store near Desoto Row.” He was an indie label guy from Chicago named Ryan Graveface. We hadn’t met him, but we definitely knew his work: the Graveface roster included noteable indiecred bands like Black Moth Super Rainbow and The Appleseed Cast. After years of touring and pressing albums, Ryan Graveface felt an attraction to Savannah’s dripping moss, spectral shadows, and sordid history. So he moved the label’s headquarters right here and opened up a retail shop. Did we want to check it out? Well, yeah. We couldn’t get to the car fast enough. We’d all enjoyed a drink and a show at The Wormhole, scarfed down a Back in the Day sandwich, and attended art gallery opening receptions on Desoto Row. The Starland District was billed as “upand-coming”—still, many businesses came and went, largely due to a lack of foot traffic. Opening a record shop there sounded awfully risky. We parked and entered a room filled with moving boxes and Halloween décor. Flipping through records and cassettes, we cooed over vintage Star Wars toys 18 while enjoying complimentary pie. Ryan

Ryan Graveface and a small selection of his many records and curiosities. Photo by geoff l. johnson

McCardle introduced us to Ryan Graveface, and they caught up as I perused the Graveface label releases, marveling at the beautifully detailed packaging. We left the soft opening with some goodies (a Marshmallow Ghosts album for me, a Shannon & The Clams cassette for a pal) and hoped aloud that Graveface would succeed: we’d found our paradise. Soon, countless others did, too. In five years, Ryan Graveface has hosted all-ages shows, thrown an annual Record Store Day celebration, offered tarot readings and taxidermy workshops, and promoted local music. That’s just a fraction of it. And that’s just in the actual physical part of Graveface Records & Curiosities. Besides the shop, Graveface is running the Graveface label and its horror movie soundtrack imprint, Terror Vision; creating the first Graveface Magazine; running an underground supper club, Haxan;

building up his VHS collection to open a rental company in the shop; playing, recording, and touring in multiple bands; opening up Graveface Annex, a venue, additional retail space, and tattoo shop inside Southern Pine Company; starting an apparel line; handling all his own printing in-house, and looking for space to open up a restaurant. “For better or worse, I’m not the type of person who has an idea and doesn’t execute it,” Graveface says. “Any idea I have, I’ll make happen.” He still longs for the shop to become a true community hangout, a place for collectors, artists, and music geeks to meet, mingle, and stay awhile. In 2017, Graveface Records & Curiosities will have a beer and wine license and a seating area in the courtyard behind the shop; there will be spots for browsers to stash their beer so they can sip while

flipping through the stacks. Since Graveface opened, new businesses have sprouted up throughout the Starland District, including Gypsy World Vintage, Starlandia Creative Supply, The Vicar’s Wife, House of Strut, and The Vault. The neighborhood’s a bit of an obsession for travel writers, and the New York Times and New York Magazine are particularly fixated on its shopping and dining options. Certainly, the great work of Art Rise and the boom of First Friday Art March has brought new energy to the area, but Graveface, whose boots have been on the ground for half a decade, still feels there’s room for improvement in order to make a truly affordable and safe Starland District. “I think it’s gotten worse,” Graveface says of the area. “I’ve been shot out twice. This was shot out in July.” continues on p. 20


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Ryan Graveface behind the counter of his shop. Photo by geoff L. johnson

He motions to the shop’s large plate glass window, freshly painted with a new Graveface skull logo. “And my warehouse [the adjoining space where Graveface conducts his label business] was shot out three weeks ago.” The perpetrator—12, maybe 13 years old—walked up to the window at two in the afternoon and fired directly at the logo. Wiry Graveface tackled the shooter himself, called the police, and waited for them to arrive. “When they got here, I asked, ‘Where are you? Where are you ever?’” he says, his voice rising. “There’s no police patrol around here, even though there’s a police station just blocks away on Bull. Not to mention the kid that was shot in front of The Wormhole last week, the two girls who were raped a few blocks away.” “I love this neighborhood,” he says in earnest. “I want this neighborhood to work. I just think we’re all living in fantasy-land being like, ‘Starland’s up-andcoming.’ The buildings are too expensive for anyone but SCAD kids to live in, so no one plants seeds. And it’s very expensive now. Will that breed animosity for a family who grew up here who’s pushed out because now they can’t afford the neighborhood they’ve lived in their whole lives? Sure. It’d piss me off. Yet it’s all premature. The prices don’t need to go up right now. That’s where this tension comes from.” Graveface suggests that more retail or restaurant spaces throughout the block (currently, some businesses are appointment-only, while other properties are apartments or office space) would promote foot traffic. He also believes affordable dining options will help; it’s something he’s looking into himself. “I would love for this neighborhood to be what everyone is saying it is,” he says. “I think I can have a role in that—I think I do. I bring a lot of tourists to town, people who come visit the home of the label. They’re

like, ‘Where do I go eat now?’ I would love to say, ‘Go down to my restaurant, it’s three dollars for a taco that will literally end your life it’s so good.” For a record shop, Graveface’s prices are surprisingly low. That’s intentional. “Just because I can retrieve a certain amount of money online based on a perceived value, does that mean we have to disrespect each other that much?” Graveface says. “Why can’t I price it in a really fair way so another person is like, ‘Yeah, done’? That’s what I’m going for.” To celebrate five years of record-slinging and community-building, Graveface is throwing a block party in collaboration with First Friday Art March. Local artists and vendors will peddle their wares down Desoto Row, and 40th street will be blocked off with a stage on Bull. There will be an arcade game section and a pop-up record fair along 40th. Expect flash sales throughout the day, and tables of “super-good shit I haven’t let the public touch yet,” Graveface reveals. The musical entertainment includes The Marshmallow Ghosts, Richard Leo Johnson, COEDS, Miggs Son Daddy, and more to be announced. “I started reaching out to people who I felt were more or less integral to me being here and sustaining,” Graveface explains. “That’s my approach: locals who have inspired me.” It’s been a long, strange journey, and Graveface looks forward to building toward the future and helping his beloved new home grow. “Five years is a long time,” he says. “I feel like if the record store can survive five years, it can survive 10. It can survive as long as I want it to continue. And I want to be here my whole life.” CS

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by anna Chandler

Last time Savannah saw Nina Diaz onstage, she was fronting Girl in a Coma, the Joan Jett-nurtured band she joined when she was just 13 years old. With punky attitude and indie prowess, Diaz established herself as a magnetic powerhouse of a frontwoman and a killer songwriter to boot. Being hurled into the spotlight required the San Antonio native to grow up quickly. While Girl in a Coma was opening for the likes of Morrissey and Tegan and Sara, taking home multiple Independent Music Awards, and touring constantly, young Diaz was struggling with addiction. Drinking socially at age 13 evolved into using cocaine at age 16. By 24, she was a functioning meth addict. When a friend told Diaz’s sister and bandmate about her drug use, her family was shocked, and Diaz began moving toward sobriety. The real turning point occurred on January 9, 2013, the anniversary of Diaz’s grandmother’s death. Diaz was writing new material—and using while doing so—when she felt a “crazy energy.” Later, playing back the demo, she heard someone whispering her lyrics before she even sang them. Convinced her grandmother was reaching out to her in a desperate time, Diaz fully committed to sobriety two months later.

packed with killer ‘80s-tinged dance anthems with industrial grit, tough synths, and lyrics that follow Diaz’s journey to sobriety, The Beat is Dead boasts a contagious energy that Diaz and her band bring to life onstage. We talked to Diaz about growing up in the music industry, getting clean, and channeling INXS and Queen to make a stunner of a debut. What inspired a solo album? Was this material you tried with Girl in a Coma, or new songs altogether? A lot of things really did inspire it. Girl in a Coma has been together for 15 years now! And we’re still together, just taking a break from each other. I was really at a crossroads in my addiction. I was a drug addict and alcoholic and battled with that since I was 13. I started hanging out with an older crowd, and I’m a very emotional and passionate person. When I do something, I do it, whether it’s good, and when it’s bad, I throw myself all in it, too. I was at a point musically, as well, where me and the girls did four albums, including a covers album. That takes you somewhere, as well, rearranging others’ songs. At a point, I felt kind of stiff. I felt like I wanted to try something different. I was starting to work on new material with keys and drum samples—not necessarily what Girl in a Coma was or what we wanted to be—but I did try to jam out “Trick Candle” with them, but it turned into a different

a pop star. I want to be a musician.”

type of song, but I wasn’t happy with it. It wasn’t what I saw for it. So, I was still in my addiction, and I was at this point where I hit the bottom. Something that would help with my sobriety would be to be open and stop making myself like a victim. I needed a break, and I decided to take this break, do a solo album, get something out. In the beginning of the solo stuff, I was still using a bit. Like I said, I’ve been using off and on since I was 13, and I’ve been writing, and some of those songs were under the influence. Once I got sober, I had a clear mind. Some artists unfortunately need something to write, and others can go both ways—some prefer nothing at all. Now, I prefer nothing at all and to be clear as possible. I’m already a pretty crazy person—it’s one mood or another. I’m a Pisces, the definition of a Pisces, for sure! When I was starting to write the album, I was going to do a couple of songs and do a fivesong EP, then I kept rolling with it. I was messing around with some stuff, and I free flowed things and lyrics and worked on things in Garage Band, checked out everything, and when I went to the studio, that’s where I noticed my mentality was. I’m used to being in the studio with the girls, and that was the turning point—‘I’m really

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alone now.’ I was working with amazing musicians in the studio. I got my anxiety attacks, I felt my different emotions, but they helped me go through the motions of, ‘I can do this.’ Working with my hometown musicians, forming my band—that was a totally different anxiety. One lesson after the other. It is definitely different writing and working in this mindset as opposed to the mindset of Girl in a Coma. It’s given me strength and made me ready for something new. What was it like acting as a producer on the album? Did you work on the production end with Girl in a Coma? With Girl in a Coma, I write the main songs…I’m kind of like the musical director. So when we comes to the studio, we all produce together. It’s always been a group thing. Usually in the end, I’m there when it comes to doing overdubs. It’s usually me alone in the studio with the producer. I’m used to taking control, in a way, but I can be stubborn. If I have something I want to hear, I want to hear it, what I feel it can be. If it doesn’t work out, we’ll try something else. I’ve worked with different types of people and I used to be very, ‘My way! Now!’ Now I feel like, it’s like, ‘Let’s try this out.’

You mention you wrote a lot of these songs while you were still using. What was it like to revisit those songs and record them while sober? Did they change?

types of music, from grunge to ‘80s to Billie Holiday to Bjork to Jeff Buckley. In my solo journey, I was listening to a lot of INXS and Queen. I definitely had Michael Hutchence in mind to gather some strength. People say when they hear the I was doing meth, and it gets you so focused album it has a dark tone to it. That came on something that you spend hours on one out naturally. When you’re in an addiction, little thing. When I was sober, I was a lot you’re dark. In recovery, you’re always in more, ‘That was good! Onto the next thing.’ different phases. This album is the perfect It was a lot more organic. I was a lot more story of what I went through, from using to open-minded to any suggestions anyone ‘I’m going to detox’ to ‘I have to apologize had. for everything and make amends.’ I know That was the beauty of being in the who I am now. studio, as well: that’s what I was fearful Of course, my new wave influence—‘80s of working with a producer who wants to keys, everything like that—I knew as we mold me into something. I don’t want to were working on each song. I listened to be a pop star. I want to be a musician. I like ‘Love My Way’ by Psychedelic Furs…here’s the entertainment aspect, as well, and I been a couple songs like that I’ve listened want people to keep me in the loop. But I to to capture the same kind of vibe. I figdon’t want to be told what to do or how to ured that out, too—I have the same birthlook. I made sure it was like that in the stu- day as Albert Einstein. Even though I’m dio through the people I had in-studio. And horrible in math, in a way, a song is like an it made the transformation from using equation: verse, chorus, bridge. I found I to sober much smoother. This is the best would study some songs I like, and I would work I’ve ever done. I love Girl in a Coma write out the formula and replicate it in my albums, but this is my baby. natural way. Did you approach this album with particular influences in mind? I know I’m influenced by so many different

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I felt like this, and I still do: this is what I’m supposed to do. I know everybody thinks that in the music industry, or acting—we really have to put ourselves out here. There’s so many people trying to be the next something, to be the one that changes lives. But I honestly feel like—it’s like when you get a nice pair of jeans, and it just feels right. That’s what it feels like with this. I’ve always imagined myself performing, ever since I was little. I listened to the radio to fall asleep. I’d act out being onstage. Overcoming my shyness, all the different things I’ve been through, have been for a purpose, no matter how high, I will never drop down like I did when I was using drugs. That shows me I can do anything that comes my way. If this is what I’m supposed to do, then I’m going to do it right and real. CS

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Alec Ounsworth is out on the road once again, bringing the music of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah to living rooms across the United States. Here’s the deal: you won’t know where the show is until you buy a ticket. Indie darlings of the mid-2000s, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah won the hearts of listeners and critics for their artsy take on indie-pop. Their self-titled debut enjoyed a 10th anniversary edition reissue last year. While Ounsworth’s untamed, zig-zag vocals and bizzaro dance rhythms feel very of the era after a decade has passed, it’s still catchy as all-get-out. The reissue came with a 12-track cassette of solo acoustic recordings—a nice taste of what Ounsworth’s intimate Savannah gig might be like. The show, produced by Undertow, has a few rules that traditional venues won’t: remember, it’s a performance, not a party. Be respectful of the home and others. Recording, audio or video, is not allowed, but non-flash photography is okay as long as it’s done in a non-intrusive or distracting manner. Seating is typically a gather-round-on-the-living-room-floor situation; once you purchase your ticket, you’ll receive information detailing whether you should being a folding chair or cushion. Visit for more information. Wednesday, October 12, 8 p.m., $20 via

Duotour II in the C-Port @Sulfur Studios

Enjoy a stacked bill of hip-hop at Sulfur Studios this weekend with Duotour II, featuring acclaimed artists Onry Ozzborn, Rob Sonic, Upgrade, Rafael Vigilantics, and Savannah’s own Dope Knife. Onry Ozzborn has collaborated with the likes of Aesop Rock, Slug, and more. Born Michael Martinez and raised in New Mexico, Martinez moved to Seattle after college and founded the hip-hop collective Oldominion alongside Sleep, Dialog, Snafy, and NyQwil. Through the collective, which has been called the “West Coast Wu-Tang Clan,” Martinez met the artist JFK, with whom he would form the group Grayskul. Later on, Martinez formed the group Dark Time Sunshine with producer Zavala. Martinez has enjoyed plenty of acclaim while performing solo as Onry Ozzborn—he was a featured artist at the 20th anniversary of Rhymesayers Entertainment alongside the likes of Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, Dilated Peoples, and more, and is currently signed to the label Fake Four Inc. Bronx-based hip-hop artist Rob Sonic is a former member of the group Sonic Sum, whose 2000 album caught the eye of critics and was named “2nd Best Album of the Year that No One Heard” by Spin. Upgrade HipHop’s last release, Chemical Imbalance: Another Dose (2015, Equal Vision Records) is a striking, honest saga of the emcee’s struggle with panic attacks and anxiety. Rafael Vigilantics merges indie hip-hop with neo-soul and even folk and punk influences for a melodic and catchy sound. Savannah’s lucky to be a stop on the entourage’s packed tour schedule, and the Sulfur show is all-ages. Sunday, October 9, 8 p.m., $8, all-ages

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Ambrose is back! Savannah’s soulful funk/rock/hip-hop group—the one that brought you Blouses, the Lowcountry’s favorite Prince & The Revolution tribute band—has returned with a batch of original material to share. If you catch frontman Steven Baumgardner playing his classical guitar around town, expect to hear some of those tunes beefed up with drums, bass, keys, and maybe even a little brass. Choice comes to town with his crew from Orlando Royalty Entertainment, including Dolore D, Chico Money, Lazarus, and Mic V. Thursday, October 6, 10 p.m., $5, 21+


It’s an eclectic bill on Whitaker Street Thursday night as Stronger Sex, The Gumps, and Dip take the stage. Stronger Sex is in town from Washington, D.C. The noise-pop band takes experimental risks in spinning their hooky melodies. Flush with theatrics and danceable rhythms, the sound’s anchored by synths, keys, and dual vocals. Dip and The Gumps are among Savannah’s favorite live shows, offering unpredictable fun and wild hijinks that will pepper your Instagram feed the next morning. Make sure you witness it all first-hand. DJ-MP3WAY will keep the crowd going after the bands have left the stage. Thursday, October 6, 9 p.m., free, 21+


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Wednesday 10. 5

Live Music Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Vic’s on The River Frank Bright and Clair Frazier The Warehouse Rachael Shaner, 2 p.m., Eric Culberson, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Voodoo Soup The Wormhole Pussy Launcher, Jeff Two Names and the Born Agains, Kno, 9 p.m., Low Country Oscillations, 11 p.m.

Live Music

Barrelhouse South VuDu Shakedown, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Thea, piano/vocals, 6 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Anders Thomsen, 6 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt Jazz’d Tapas Bar Annie Allman, 7:30 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Cory Chambers, 7 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Jeremy Riddle The Sandbar Open Mic, 9 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Latin Music Night Tree House Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Brandon Reeves The Wormhole Open Mic, 9 p.m.

Trivia & Games

The Chromatic Dragon Geeky Trivia Night, 8 p.m. Dub’s Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo, 11 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Team Trivia, 8:45 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia World of Beer Trivia, 7 p.m.


Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Hercules Bar & Grill Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Mediterranean Tavern Karaoke hosted by K-Rawk, 8 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke


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El-Rocko Lounge DJ Doc Ock, 9:30 p.m. Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar

Thursday 10. 6 Live Music

Barrelhouse South Roshambeaux, Joe Denim, 10 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Georgia Kyle, 6:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Stronger Sex, Dip, The Gumps, 9 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch The Jinx Ambrose, Choice, Royalty Musik Entertainment, 10 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Luke Landers, 7 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Open Mic with Willie Jackson, 8 p.m. Rocks on the Roof Virtue Band Rusty Rudders Tap House Open Mic w/ Rachael Shaner, 9 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright and Clair Frazier, Jimmy Frushon Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic

Trivia & Games

Coach’s Corner Trivia, Movies & Music Trivia, 8 p.m.


Femme Fatales of Factors Walk @Carnival bar theater

The Downtown Delilahs are back with an October show full of dancing, comedic entertainment, lip synching, and cabaret-style showmanship. A ticket serves as a one-night “guest key” to The House of Mata Hari. Enter through The House of Mata Hari on Factors Walk. thursdays and fridays in october, 10 p.m., saturdays at 9 and 11 p.m. (two shows), tickets via 912.272.7601

The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Acoustic Thursday The Wormhole Mobley, Nina Diaz, 9 p.m. The Wyld Dock Bar Paving Gravy, 7 p.m.

Trivia & Games

The Britannia British Pub Trivia McDonough’s Trivia Mediterranean Tavern Butt Naked Trivia with Kowboi, 7 p.m. 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


Applebee’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Chromatic Dragon Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Doodles Karaoke, 9 p.m. 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 Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Karaoke World of Beer Karaoke


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

Bar & Club Events

Carnival Bar Theatre Downtown Delilahs: Femme Fatales of Factors Walk, 10 p.m. Club One Drag Show, 11 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground, 10 p.m.

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


Club 309 West DJ Zay Cocktail Co. Cocktails & Beats, 10 p.m. Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge DJ D Frost, 9:30 p.m. Hercules Bar & Grill DJ Little Lucky’s DJ Sweet Treat Melissa Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ C-Rok Tree House DJ Phive Star

Bar & Club Events

Friday 10. 7

Abe’s on Lincoln DJ Doc Ock, 9 p.m. Carnival Bar Theatre Downtown Delilahs: Femme Fatales of Factors Walk, 10 p.m. Club One Drag Show

Live Music

Saturday 10. 8

A-J’s Dockside Joey Manning, 7 p.m. Barrelhouse South McLovins, The Dirty Soul Revival, 10 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Christy Alan Band, 7 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Ben Keiser Band, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Bonnie Blue Fiore Italian Bar and Grill Anne Allman Foxy Loxy Cafe Clouds and Satellites, 7 p.m. House of Strut Flying Bacon Cheeseburgers, 7 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Danielle Hicks and the 8 Ohm Resistance, 9 p.m. The Jinx Anders Thomsen, Mark Miller, 10 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Esteban’s Hat Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Daniel Marshall, 7 p.m. Mansion on Forsyth Park Tradewinds Rachael’s 1190 Sonic Shockwave, 9:30 p.m. The Rail Pub The Accomplices, 5 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rocks on the Roof Fellowship of Love, 9 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth & Kim Polote Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill

Live Music

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. A-J’s Dockside Joey Manning, 7 p.m. Barrelhouse South Electric Soul Pandemic, Pasadena, Beauregard, 8:30 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Danielle Hicks Duo, 7:30 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Ben Keiser Band, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Casimir’s Lounge Jackson Evans Trio, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Damon and the Shitkickers, 10:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar The Fundamentals, 9 p.m. The Jinx Shehehe, Jeff Two Names and the Born Agains, Joy Kills, 10 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Greg Williams, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Randy Wood Guitars Trinity River Band, 8 p.m. Rocks on the Roof Hitman Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Live Music Vic’s on The River Frank Bright and Clair Frazier

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The Warehouse Levi Moore, 2 p.m., Eric Culberson, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Gary Byrd

The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m.


Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina Team Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Britannia British Pub Bingo McDonough’s Trivia Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Bingo

Applebee’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Karaoke Doodles Karaoke Thursday & Saturdays, 9 p.m. The Islander Karaoke Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Karaoke, 8 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke


Trivia & Games

Boomy’s Karaoke Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke Wet Willie’s Karaoke


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

Bar & Club Events

Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Thea, piano/vocals, 6 p.m. House of Strut Dad Joke #30: Sex Jams, Mile Me Deaf, Black Beach, Cray Bags, The Lipschitz, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ray Lundy, 7 p.m. The Jinx Hip-Hop Night, 11 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Greg Williams, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub Open Mic, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic, 9 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Open Mic with Willie Jackson, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show hosted by Melanie Goldey, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Hitman, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Chuck Courtenay The Wormhole Mitchell & Friends Acoustic Happy Hour

Sunday 10. 9 Live Music

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. A-J’s Dockside Joey Manning, 7 p.m. Aqua Star Restaurant (Westin Harbor Hotel) Equinox Trio Jazz Brunch, 11:30 a.m. Bayou Cafe Don Coyer Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup Jazz’d Tapas Bar Cory Chambers, 7 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Jason Bible, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson Sulfur Studios Duotour II in the C-Port, 8 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 8 p.m.

Trivia & Games

Lulu’s Chocolate Bar Sunday Afternoon Trivia, 3 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia


Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/DJ


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Monday 10.10 Live Music

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic with Craig Tanner and Mr. Williams, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck Cocktail Co. Monday Night Live, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Rachael Shaner, 8 p.m.

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Trivia & Games

The Chromatic Dragon Board Game Night, 6 p.m. Coach’s Corner Trivia CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia Congress Street Social Club Trivia Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Battle of The Sexes Game, 9 p.m. Mellow Mushroom Trivia Savannah Taphouse Trivia Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Trivia The Wormhole Trivia, 10:30 p.m.


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Cocktail Co. Cocktails & Beats, 10 p.m. Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s DJ Sweet Treat Melissa Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces Tree House DJ Phive Star Carnival Bar Theatre Downtown Delilahs: Femme Fatales of Factors Walk, 9 & 11 p.m. Club One Drag Show


Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke The Rail Pub Karaoke Wet Willie’s Karaoke










Chuck’s Bar Comedy Open Mic, 9:30 p.m.


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

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Abe’s on Lincoln 17 Lincoln St. Savannah-Downtown


A-J’s Dockside 1315 Chatham Ave. Tybee Island


Applebee’s 1492 E. Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville

Basil’s Pizza and Deli 216 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Wilmington Island

Aqua Star Restaurant (Westin Harbor Hotel) 1 Resort Dr. Savannah-Downtown

Bay Street Blues 17 E. Bay St. Savannah-Downtown



Barrelhouse South 125 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown 912-662-5576



Bayou Cafe 14 N. Abercorn St. Savannah-Downtown

Billy’s Place at McDonough’s 20 E. Perry St. Savannah-Downtown


Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina 1611 Habersham St. Savannah-Midtown 912-231-2385


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17 Hundred 90 Restaurant 307 E. President St. Savannah-Downtown



Soundboard Boomy’s 409 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown 912-436-6660

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1190 King George Blvd. 920.7772 ∙


Carnival Bar Theatre 306 West Factors Walk Savannah-Downtown Casimir’s Lounge 700 Drayton St. Savannah-Midtown

Five Oaks Taproom 201 W. Bay St. Savannah-Downtown


Flashback 10010-B Ford Ave. Richmond Hill


The Chromatic Dragon 514 MLK Jr. Blvd. Savannah-Downtown




Chuck’s Bar 305 W. River St. Savannah-Downtown 912-232-1005

Club 309 West 309 W. River St. Savannah-Downtown 912-236-1901



Foxy Loxy Cafe 1919 Bull St. Savannah-Downtown 912-401-0543

Hercules Bar & Grill 2500 Dean Forest Rd. Savannah-Westside 912-966-5790

The Islander 301 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Wilmington Island

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) 110 Towne Center Dr. Pooler The Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St. Savannah-Downtown Pour Larry’s 206 W. St. Julian St. Savannah-Downtown 912-232-5778

Rachael’s 1190 1190 King George Blvd. Savannah-Southside 912-920-7772

The Rail Pub 405 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown 912-238-1311

Club One 1 Jefferson St. Savannah-Downtown

Jazz’d Tapas Bar 52 Barnard St. Savannah-Downtown

Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant 402 MLK Jr. Blvd. Savannah-Downtown

Coach’s Corner 3016 E. Victory Dr. Savannah-Eastside

The Jinx 127 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown

Randy Wood Guitars 1304 East Hwy. 80 Savannah-Westside


Cocktail Co. 10 Whitaker St. Savannah-Downtown


CoCo’s Sunset Grille 1 Old U.S. Hwy. 80 Tybee Island 912-786-7810

coffee deli 4517 Habersham St. Savannah-Midtown


Congress Street Social Club 411 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown 912-238-1985

Doodles 586 S. Columbia Ave. Rincon 912-295-2536

Doubles Nightclub 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah-Southside 912-352-7100

Dub’s Pub 225 W. River St. Savannah-Downtown (912) 200-3652

OCT 5-11, 2016


Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub 311 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown

Fiore Italian Bar and Grill 7360 Skidaway Rd. Isle of Hope



Fia Rua Irish Pub 10132 Ford Ave. Richmond Hill

The Britannia British Pub 140 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Wilmington Island 912-898-4257 SAVANNAH’S

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Jukebox Bar & Grill 3741 US Hwy 17 Ste 500 Richmond Hill


Little Lucky’s 6 Gateway Blvd. E. Savannah-Southside 912-925-1119

Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill 417 East River St. Savannah-Downtown 912-341-8897

Lulu’s Chocolate Bar 42 MLK, Jr. Blvd. Savannah-Downtown 912-480-4564

Mansion on Forsyth Park 700 Drayton St. Savannah-Downtown


McDonough’s 21 E. McDonough St. Savannah-Downtown


Mediterranean Tavern 125 Foxfield Way Pooler 912-988-1052

Mellow Mushroom 11 W. Liberty St. Savannah-Downtown

El-Rocko Lounge 117 Whitaker St. Savannah-Downtown


Fannie’s on the Beach 1613 Strand Ave. Tybee Island

Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina 2518 Hwy 17 Richmond Hill






Rocks on the Roof 102 W. Bay St. Savannah-Downtown


Rusty Rudders Tap House 303 W. River St. Savannah-Downtown 912-944-6302

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 111 W. Bay St. Savannah-Downtown 912-721-4800

The Sandbar 1512 Butler Ave. Tybee Island 912-786-8304

Savannah Taphouse 125 E. Broughton St. Savannah-Downtown 912-201-8277

Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill 65 Fairmont Ave. Savannah-Southside SEED Eco Lounge 39 Montgomery St. Savannah-Downtown 912-349-5100

The Sentient Bean 13 E. Park Ave. Savannah-Downtown 912-232-4447

Sulfur Studios 2301 Bull St. Savannah-Downtown 912-231-7105

Sunny’s Lounge 5630 Ogeechee Rd. Savannah-Southside 912-234-6628

Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill 11215 Abercorn St. Savannah-Southside 912-921-2269

Tijuana Flats 1800 E. Victory Dr. Savannah-Midtown 912-344-9111

Totally Awesome Bar 107 B Whitaker St. Savannah-Downtown 912-495-5945

Tree House 309 W. St. Julian St. Savannah-Downtown


Tybee Island Social Club 1311 Butler Ave. Tybee Island 912-472-4044

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint 7805 Abercorn St. Savannah-Southside 912-777-4479

Vic’s on The River 26 E. Bay St. Savannah-Downtown 912-721-1000

The Warehouse 18 E. River St. Savannah-Downtown


Wet Willie’s 101 E. River St. Savannah-Downtown 912-233-5650

Wild Wing Cafe 27 Barnard St. Savannah-Downtown 912-790-9464

Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) 417 Pooler Pkwy. Pooler 912-208-3700

World of Beer 112 W. Broughton St. Savannah-Downtown 912-443-1515

The Wormhole 2307 Bull St. Savannah-Midtown 912-713-2855

The Wyld Dock Bar 2740 Livingston Ave. Savannah-Eastside 912-692-1219


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culture THEATRE

Savannah Stage Company

shows its Gothic side A fresh take on The Scarlet Letter explores the meaning of community and forgiveness by ANNA CHANDLER

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Nothing says “Welcome, October!” like Nathaniel Hawthorne. A master of American Gothic literature, the Dark Romantic’s style renders haunting environments and sheds light into the darkest depths of human capability. Savannah Stage Company will capture it all in their trademark bare-essentials style. David McCall, a New York-based vocal coach, actor, and director, returns to Savannah to direct The Scarlet Letter. Last July, McCall directed SSC’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; he’s thrilled to share Hawthorne’s classic tale. McCall and SSC Artistic Director Jayme Tinti trace their friendship back to 2008 when they were part of the same theatre company. “We became fast friends and developed the same artistic vocabulary,” McCall shares. “We don’t spend a lot of time in the same place anymore, but we always find something artistic or professional to talk about. It’s just so reassuring to know this is a friendship that will last forever, because it’s based on that.” For many folks, it’s been awhile since Hester Prynne’s name came up in conversation: let’s refresh. It’s 1642 in the Puritan town of Boston. Prynne has been convicted of adultery and is forced to wear a scarlet letter “A” on her dress as a mark of shame. The governor demands Prynne reveal the name of her lover; she refuses. When Roger Chillingworth, seemingly a newcomer, arrives in Boston, everything changes. Chillingworth is actually Prynne’s husband, presumed to be dead at sea for years. When he finds out that Prynne has been unfaithful, Chillingworth decides to find the name of Prynne’s lover and the father to her newborn baby, Pearl. It’s rare to see the classic story told on the stage. SCC will use an adaptation of The Scarlet Letter penned by Catherine Bush; the Company has used a number of her adaptations in the past. As he compared Bush’s adaptation and Hawthorne’s original


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Ashley Cook stars as Hester Prynne. Photo by starland portrait & wedding photography

large, she has it with her daughter. That’s something we can all relate to, is seeking communities and seeking to belong. I guess it’s quite appropriate at this time. That’s what keeps coming out to me: the need to connect, and that spiritual level of connection.” McCall has enjoyed working with some familiar faces and new folks, as well. “They’re all locals, students, and working professionals in the community, and they are so gung-ho and wide open and hungry to push themselves,” he praises. “I feel like the biggest cheerleader in rehearsal. You see them try new things and push themselves, and if one pushes, then the rest of them start to push. They take leaps of faith and use imagination and bravery to put themselves out there.” “Savannah Stage Company has a special place in my heart,” he shares. “I call it my artist haven! We can come and just focus on putting together the best play with the best acting we possibly can under limited resources.” CS


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novel, McCall found that Hawthorne’s famously lengthy descriptions comprise most of the work. “It’s almost a perfect medium for it,” he says. “The theatre is the language of metaphor. A line means a thousand different things, as opposed to a film, where it’s one thing. As we go through, we’re not necessarily going back to the novel, but I have it in the back of my head and it informs a lot of my decision-making.” There is a wealth of knowledge to be gleaned from The Scarlet Letter for people of all ages. “I think this is one of those stories that is really a tent pole story—it holds so many stories within it,” McCall says. “That’s why it’s an endearing classic. On the surface, it’s about a woman who committed adultery and has a child to show for it. But it’s also a story of forgiveness and how important forgiveness is. We have people dying in the show because they’re trying to uphold the strict moral standard of religious ideology while denying the human aspect of ourselves. We are not perfect—we can always strive to be—but when moments of weakness or mistakes happen through a puritanical lens, we have to forgive ourselves and carry on. “We keep talking about this community. We embody them with a Greek-like chorus in the context of the show, so that you really get to see how necessary community is. All community—when Hester doesn’t have that connection to the community at


culture festival feature

The politics of the

Pirate Fest It’s about ‘the beer, the rum, and the show’

By Jason Kendall

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IT’S AN election year, so anything is possible. The usual: Johnnie Depp lookalikes and a goat named Josephine. The unusual: time-traveling Scotsmen and cucumber sake. But don’t expect Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton to don an eyepatch and stagger their way down the Strand this weekend. “That would be the thing I’ve never seen at Pirate Fest: politics,” says organizer Jenny Orr, who’s been involved in some fashion with the annual Tybee gathering since its inception 12 years ago. “The thing about pirates: They only care about the beer, the rum, and the show.” There will be plenty of that to go around between the 2016 Tybee Pirate Fest’s Buccaneer Ball Thursday night at the Crab Shack and when the petting zoo packs up Sunday afternoon. Speaking of the petting zoo: Josephine, Orr’s miniature goat, was actually born there six years ago, the day before the festival opened, and has been participating in the pirate pet costume contest ever since (there’s one Saturday for human kids, too). “Everyone’s got a crazy story about it,” Orr recalls. “I’ve seen pigs, a lady who every year dresses up her big yellow lab.” Last year’s Pirate Fest saw a sea change in adding a $5 wristband zone for alcohol consumption (think Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration), and that practice will continue this weekend. ‘ With 1,900 wristbands sold in 2015 versus just one arrest reported by Tybee police in the festival’s four-day period, Orr explains, “The wristband sales did a lot to offset the cleanup and security costs. We do an 80-20 split with the city, so the festival took in well over $7,000 to help out.” So what’s new in 2016? Plenty. Friday night will feature a mouthful of an event, the I Walked the Plank Bud Light Pirate Pub Crawl, which will look familiar to historic district residents if you subtract the peglegs. Visit at least six of 14 participating bars and restaurants, imbibe generously, win a T-shirt, a koozy or possibly other prizes. While you can still walk straight, take a detour over to the main stage area at 9:15 p.m. to catch Jimmy Buffett cover band 30 A1A. Saturday night, Grammy-winning

The Forecast: Jack Sparrows with a 90 percent chance of Bawdy Wenches.

Outlandish Gatherings, an international group of superfans obsessed with “Outlander”—Diana Gabaldon’s erotic, time-travel romp and the binge-worthy TV series of the same name—will descend upon the riverfront Hyatt Regency on blues artist Delbert McClinton will be on Friday. the stage, followed by a fireworks show. On Saturday, they’ll bus 350-plus parIf you’re looking for more than beer and ticipants to Tybee to take part in the pirate rum, the Pirate Fest drink menu will be parade and later throw a private party at “a little more sophisticated this year,” Orr the Tybee Island Light Station, where two promises. cast members from the Stars series will Australia-based Yellow Tail will have a make an appearance (sadly, not Caitriona wine tent (we assume the wine will come Balfe or Sam Heughan). from bottles, not barrels), and there will be If kilts aren’t your thing, here’s a new a variety of sake cocktails to try: cucumtwist for the whole family: Pirate Fest’s ber and Bloody Mary mix, coconut and usual carnival featuring a ferris wheel, pineapple. merry-go-round, bounce house and slides Pirates, after all, are world travelers, and is moving just outside of the festival zone some of them have exotic tastes. this year so parents who want to take their Along those lines: Prepare for the Scotkids to those rides don’t have to pay full tish invasion. A way-too-under-the-radar admission to the festival. event is also storming the Georgia coast “We felt like moving it outside the festithis weekend, and it’s plotting to merge val area would make it more fun and acceswith Pirate Fest. sible,” says Orr, noting most rides will run in the $3 to $5 range.

And if you can’t make it this weekend, the beachside carnival will continue Oct. 14 through 16.“This is my favorite event for the island, the best time to come to Tybee,” Orr adds. “No one’s sat on the beach all day and is walking around with sand in their pants, or had too many cold ones in the sun. Everyone’s just so friendly and well-behaved.” That being said: “I don’t think I’ve ever been shocked by anything I’ve seen,” she says. “It’s amazing how many people, adults, come dressed to the nines as pirates for three days straight. I hope we only see pirates like Anne Bonny or Johnnie Depp, though. Let’s keep the politics out of it.” Jill Stein or Gary Johnson, maybe? cs

12th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest

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culture books

Literary pursuits

Savannah’s Only Zombie Novel series. Vasquez does most of his promoting online through his blog and e-book outlets like Smashwords and confesses that he’s more of a “stay home and write in my sweatpants” type of writer. This is his first book convention, and he’s anticipating the opportunity to meet readers as well as other writers who share a passion for the mission. “It’s more than just selling books. It’s the idea of promoting literacy as a whole,” says the diehard sci-fi fan, who gives away a free short story online on his website. “I’m looking forward to it.” Encouraging a love of books starts early, and Savannah Quill organizers have designed the day to entice young minds. by jessica Leigh Lebos Storyteller extraordinaire J’Miah Nabawi uses drums and songs to infuse traditional African and Caribbean fables with spirit that the Savannah Quill is providing a nec- and humor, and the Coastal Empire Squad essary niche. of the 501st Legion has employed a very spe“A convention like this is pretty impor- cial guest to capture everyone’s attention. tant because when you’re an independent (Spoiler alert: His first name is “Darth.”) Fairy tales come to life with the Prince author, it’s all on you to do any kind of promotion,” says Vasquez, who has also com- and Princess Sweet Tea Party, where the juice box set can have their favorite book pleted several other installments in the read to them by one of the charming costumed characters from Princess Productions from noon to 2pm. Vendors also include artists and crafters with book-related items, including something called “Book Bones,” an ingenious gadget that holds down pages and keeps hands free. Admission to the Savannah Quill Book Convention is free for kids under 12, and a portion of the proceeds from the $10 general ticket will go to Live Oak Public Libraries. “Not everyone has the resources to buy books,” reminds Messer. “We have to keep the libraries strong so they can continue to provide quality programs.” While other book fairs may draw bigger names, the Savannah Quill’s aim is to make more readers. The plan is to hold the convention annually, keeping the focus on literacy-based programming as it showcases independent publishing. “I think we can really make a difference by getting authors out there to promote literacy,” says Messer. “We want everyone to love to read.” cs

The Savannah Quill Book Convention hosts independent authors, artists and more Oct. 8

The Savannah Quill Book Convention

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The pen may be mightier than the sword when it comes to enlightening the masses, but it’s all for naught unless the masses can read what’s coming out of the pen. More than 65 percent of Georgia’s third graders aren’t reading at grade level, and low literacy in adults directly contributes to poverty, crime and health issues. Yet sometimes all it takes to change the course is access to one good book. That’s the impetus behind the Savannah Quill, a recently formed organization that brings writers and readers together to promote local literacy. The group also celebrates the work of independent authors, and there will be plenty to read when the Savannah Quill hosts its first book convention on Saturday, Oct. 8. “Literacy is so important because it opens the door to education,” says founder Adam Messer. “It’s hard to learn without that skill.” The freelance photographer and writer has worked with adult learners through the University of Phoenix and South University and has seen how a cool graphic novel or a certain biography can open a person’s mind. He also has friends who have published books of their own and conceived Savannah Quill as a way to bring those with a common love of reading to commune in one place. “It’s been this little dream of mine for a while, and now it has a life of its own,” marvels Messer. More than 30 authors from around Southeast are the crux of the event. Many will participate in live readings and various genre panels, from sci-fi to romance to comics. “None of them are James Patterson or anything, but they’re all eager to connect with readers,” he says with a chuckle, referring the literary star power of the Savannah Book Festival. “We felt like there was a need for a space where independently published authors could meet their readers and each other one-on-one.” Local author Josh Vasquez, the winner of Connect Savannah’s 2016 Best New Local Book for his zombie thriller A New Death, agrees





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“ABrainStorm: Collaboration & Installation” — Curated by Troy Wandzel and Alexis Javier, this installation is about how working together to create a space that is a reflection of our collective spirit has the power to unify the diverse languages that make up our community. Kicking off Tuesday, September 27th @ 7PM in the Main Gallery at Sulfur Studios, the public is invited to participate in developmental process of ‘ABrainStorm’. Check the event page for more collaborative work times (TBA), leading up to final exhibit on Friday, October 7th. free and open to public Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. 25 Years: A Celebration of Poster Artist, Wray Williamson — Celebrate poster artist Wray Williamson’s 25 years of service to The Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens and the revealing of her 25th poster image! Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. RSVP to Free Thu., Oct. 6, 6:30-8 p.m. The Whitefield Center, 106 E. 37th Street. Arimatsu to Africa & Indigo and Beyond — Colorful textiles created with indigo dyes will be explored in two exhibitions. “Arimatsu to Africa: Shibori Trade, Techniques and Patterns” and “Indigo and Beyond” will display works of historical importance and show how natural dyes and traditional Japanese techniques played a role in history and agriculture. Oct. 7-28. Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St. Houston Llew — Atlanta-based artist Houston Llew presents copper and enamel Spiritiles. Fri., Oct. 7. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St.

AJE, Chris D’Antonio, Emily Earl, Jeffery Hicks, Jennifer Moss, Lara Neece — Through Jan. 15, 2017. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. Argentina and Bolivia: Stories of family and community — Argentinian and Bolivian art exhibit with silent auction. 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. The exhibit will have a variety of mediums including: textiles, paintings, ceramics, jewlery, and photographs. Weekdays only. Enjoy work by Wray Williamson at Whitefield Center Thurs. Silent auction will be conducted until the end of the reception, Historic Cottons to Modern October 7th from 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM. Polyesters: Quilts from Telfair’s Free Through Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Armstrong Collection — Made from the rarest silks State University, 11935 Abercorn St. to the simplest cottons, corduroys, wools, and modern polyesters, Telfair Museums’ Black and White: Printwork by small but important collection of quilts are Tori Point, Strawberry Moth and presented in Historic Cottons to Modern Paper Jam Press — Toni Point is a MisPolyesters. Telfair Academy of Arts and Scisissippi based artist who combines her love ences, 121 Barnard St. of a modern and minimalist aesthetic with interesting patterns and tribal influences. Jennifer Levonian: Shake Out Your Strawberry Moth is the brainchild of Jessica Cloth — Jennifer Levonian’s work transDuthu, an illustrator in Savannah inspiring forms the fabric of the everyday into the youth and imagination for kids of all ages fantastical—or at the very least, the hilarious. through hand-printed clothing and accessoJepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. ries. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

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One Hundred Years of Harmony: Paintings by Gari Melchers — Artist Gary Melchers played an invaluable role in shaping the collection Telfair Museums as fine arts advisor from 1906 to 1916. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Raðljóst — Raðljóst is Icelandic for “just enough light to get by on.” For this body of work, Mary Ella Jourdak has built a collection of breathtaking imagery of the chilling beauty of Iceland. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St. Ray McLendon’s Original Art — This exhibit is from the collection of original oil paintings by Ray McLendon from his Gallery in Vero Beach, Florida. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs — The Tsars’ Cabinet illuminates a period of sociopolitical change and comments on the fascinating personal lives of the members of the Romanov dynasty through a display of superbly crafted objects. 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.


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Food & Drink Common Connoisseur

Butterhead Greens has found its niche

Students and locals alike enjoy its made-from-scratch menu by Maria Whiteway

This month, owners, Seth Musler (left) and Patrick Zimmerman (right), will be celebrating the Café’s 6th year anniversary.

The Argentina: tender roast beef, briny pickled onions, wilted arugula, cotija cheese and chimichurri aioli all served on a crusty baguette.

The Casablanca Salad with a housemade honey roasted carrot vinaigrette.

From dishwashing to prep cooking, Musler spent most of his youth exposed to the restaurant business. Having to determine a degree that suited his passion, coupled with the daunting reality of college debt, caused Musler to pursue a culinary career. After earning a degree from the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, Musler ended up first in Chicago and then was beckoned to Savannah by a friend and a sous chef position. Although that job was short-term and his friend moved away, Musler stayed committed to Savannah.

In addition to cooking in various Savannah restaurants, he also did catering and consulting with an organic produce company that was owned and operated by Zimmerman. This company bought produce from local farmers and sold to local restaurants. Yet, in a search for the picture-perfect opportunity, Zimmerman found himself moving from Savannah to Los Angeles and then from LA to Denver. It was not until he received a phone call from Musler, regarding the notion of Butterhead Head Greens Café, that Zimmerman ever contemplated

owning his own restaurant. Musler and Zimmerman agreed that they would evade the fine-dining route, while still utilizing their “expensive training in French culinary techniques” in an informal setting. The black wooden, lime-green bordered, Victorian building that houses Butterhead Greens Café was once a SCAD professor’s humble convenience store. Ironically enough, Musler owned the ATM machine inside this building. With this many students daily flooding

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FALL CLASSES are in session at historic Arnold Hall, where thousands of SCAD students are given the opportunity to expand their knowledge and explore their passions. Amid the hustle and bustle of herding from one class to another, students require refueling of their minds and bodies. Conveniently, Butterhead Greens Café resides directly across the street, on the corner of Brady and Bull, and has been sustaining SCAD students for years. Over time, the café’s made-to-order salads, soothing soups, gourmand sandwiches and house-made beverages captured the attention of locals as well. This month, owners Patrick Zimmerman and Seth Musler will be celebrating the Café’s 6th year anniversary. Year after year, Savannahians watch as businesses come and go, fleeting like leaves in the wind. So what makes places like Butterhead Greens Café resilient and impervious to this phenomenon? First and foremost, both Zimmerman and Musler identified a need for fresh, fast, and clean food in the revitalized Starland District. As savvy businessmen and classically trained chefs, with extensive high-end fine dining experiences, Zimmerman and Musler produced a reasonably priced menu that is as vivacious and unique as its clientele. “Everything is made from scratch. We put a lot of love into how we make (our food),” Zimmerman says. Zimmerman believes that another important factor in the longevity of a business is location and timing. “There are about 15,000 SCAD students, so we definitely picked this neighborhood.” Furthermore, both owners understand the value of cultivating their business, tending to its steady growth. “We are not trying to get rich off of any one restaurant,” Musler professes. Zimmerman concurs, “It’s a matter of growing organically”. So what brought these two together?

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Bull Street, Musler and Zimmerman found their niche. A lot has changed from their first week of business, back in 2010, when the two café owners were swamped with ravenous collegiates and asking customers if they wanted a job. Nowadays, they have the help of loyal and energetic college students that have stuck around year after year. Still today, during a rush, each room is teeming with “chattering kids” that overflow onto the café’s sidewalks. “They want to get in and out in 5 minutes. This is a to-go business, not a sit down restaurant.” When entering the café, I was ushered in by its bright and youthful aura. Everything from the hanging white menus mounted in lime green frames, to the white picket fence that bordered the counters, exuded the same upbeat vibe that the college aged employee’s exhibited. The prolific use of a bright green butterhead lettuce leaf icon can be found on everything from the black booths to the handmade graphic wall designs. Additionally, repurposed coffee bags crowned the ceiling, while black and white checkered flooring spanned the dining area. Zimmerman, the on-site manager, seeks to give the café a new and fresh appeal by yearly updating the space. This week’s

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newest addition is in the dining room, where local art will be on display for the viewing pleasure of this joint’s artistic patrons. The Butterhead Greens Café, which may sound like a strictly vegan/vegetarian eatery, has a menu that caters to the palates of all its customers. For those that want a taste of home, there is a customizable grilled cheese option that can be paired with a homemade roasted tomato soup. Then for the adventurous, there are meaty sandwiches that seem like classic combinations, but have elevated flavors like caramelized onion thyme aioli and orange saffron olive aioli. For the health conscious foodie, the build your own salad option, served with a hunk of baguette, is an appealing choice. Zimmerman and Musler seek to locally source anything they can, such as their herbs from a local couple the Baker’s, their coffee from Perc and certain produce from the farmer’s market. On my visit to the Butterhead Greens Café, I was famished after a long day of work. While waiting for my food, I sipped on an ice-cold cup of the house-infused water o’ day, plums and oranges. When my food arrived, I first indulged in the Argentina, which was a grilled sandwich of tender roast beef, briny pickled

onions, wilted arugula, cotija cheese and chimichurri aioli, served on a crusty baguette. This hearty hoagie was decedent, as the melted Mexican cheese cloaked the thick juicy meat. Each component was thoughtful, adding an intense depth of flavor. Then I noshed on the Casablanca Salad of mixed greens, spinach, red onion, mint, pistachios, feta cheese, chickpeas, and avocado all tossed in a honey roasted carrot vinaigrette. It is worth noting that the house-made dressing, with flavors like cumin, turmeric, chili powder and cinnamon, set this salad apart of an everyday bowl of greens. Lastly, I gobbled up the side dish of quinoa salad. This cold super grain, combined with tomatoes, red onion, parsley and lemon juice, tasted like I bit into Grandma’s garden. While the location and model of Butterhead Greens Café is based upon the student on-the-go, their food is elevated enough to draw the most critical of palates. The invitingly optimistic ambiance, friendly staff and simple yet quality ingredients make it a place worth celebrating. cs

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Food & Drink A Slice of Thyme

Kitchen 320 is on the ground floor of the The B Historic Savannah. Photos by Melissa DeLynn

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downtown area and beyond. But through this recent growth, even hotels are beginning to recognize the value and potential that our locals provide for the now, and the future. These large hotel groups are utilizing the culture of the cities in which they are stationed, to designing their menus for not just the tourist, but for the locals as well. We were invited to attend a private tasting at Kitchen 320, on the first floor of The B Historic Savannah downtown on Montgomery Street. We all had a chance to take in the inspiration, flavor, and pairings of their menu, created and designed by Chef to offer for the future. As city officials and government leaders are starting to see the Will Herrington. Born and raised in Statesboro, Will was value in ideas presented by locals, we are raised to be hands-on, and had developed a beginning to be met with less resistance, and instead are being met with solutions to strong relationship and respect for nature and food. Growing up on what was essenthe problems that may be presented. tially was a farm, he learned how to grow, One subset of our food industry that humanely kill for meat, and prepare food is often slept on is the hotel restaurant through traditions and recipes passed industry. Most people view restaurants that exist in hotels as part of the corporate down for generations. Because of the freedom and creativity chain, and unfortunately most locals in our city avoid those spots; which isn’t nec- granted through B Historic Savannah, Will was able to truly be himself when createssarily our fault. We have been conditioned based on our ing this menu, which allowed him to have a personal relationship with every item experience that most hotels are catering solely to the tourists flooding their rooms, on the menu. Not many restaurant groups would allow a chef to have complete creinstead of finding opportunities to make ative reigns, and give him an opportunity locals feel involved. So that connotation ends up stretching to most hotels in the continues on p. 36

defies expectations By Jared A. Jackson

AS OUR food industry continues to take great strides moving forward, we will see growth in places that we might not normally expect. The tourism market is expanding every year, therefore I believe we will begin to see tourism spread into the nooks and neighborhoods that have been shaped by locals. The art scene perpetuated by the influx of students coming to study at SCAD is beginning to see the potential the city has

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to put himself on a menu. Taking us through the Lowcountry, Chef Will provided a taste of his home in every course that would brought out. With family style plates, we all got a chance to share and talk throughout the night, as they paired drinks with every course. First, we had a chance to sample some of their appetizers, all of which had a story behind them, which all struck home for Chef Will. The Blue Crab app served with a grit cake, was one of my favorites. A spinoff of a traditional dish, it was executed in a way I had never experienced. The blue crab was soft and flavorful, and the grit cake was spot on. One of my favorite aspects of their menu is their local collaborations. From Hunter Cattle and Canewater Farms, to Savannah Bee Company and Leopold’s, Kitchen 320 makes a commitment to engaging in the local economy, and serving the local communities. This menu felt unique in its design, and used traditional flavor pairings in non-traditional ways. Their sweet tea chicken wings plate was a dish that took a lot of preparation, but is worth the time and intention. Served with a side of spicy Lowcountry aioli, this dish is something that exemplifies the south, and is an approach I have yet to see. Traveling into the main, we were given

Statesboro native Chef Will Herrington collaborates closely with local farms and suppliers. Photos by Melissa DeLynn

a sample of their Hunter Cattle skirt steak, which was served with their rendition of “Southern Caviar” which is pickled mustard seeds alongside smoked potatoes. I will give it to him, this dish was very well rounded, and was extremely flavorful, especially paired with a delicious red. We finished the evening with their official original Leopold’s flavor of ice cream with candied ginger, Savannah Bee honey, blueberry compote and lemon chantilly cream.

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Well thought out, and extremely delicious. All in all, I wouldn’t have expected this kind of thought and intention to come out of a hotel in the downtown Savannah area. Most of the big business brought here is motivated by the trends of the tourist rather than what locals are interested in. From the Rocks on the Roof over at the Bohemian, to 22 Square at the Andaz, and now Kitchen 320 at the B Historic Savannah, you can find great drinks, thoughtful

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or grandmothers —passes on. In their place come recent immigrants from traditionally Eastern Orthodox countries like Russia, Serbia, and Romania. And converts like Laura and her husband Brad Sherman, who have no cultural or family ties to the religion but were attracted to it for a variety of reasons. “We both grew up Protestant. When I first met an Orthodox priest, I’d never heard about the Eastern Orthodox Church before. It’s still hidden from most of the world,” says Laura. “History is written by the victors,” jokes Brad. “The internationalism of the church is awesome,” says Laura. “We’ve got Romanians, Russians, Ukrainians —they come from all over. We all converge and it’s really beautiful.” The couple converted in 2007 after a spiritual search many families will recognize. “When we decided to start another family, we wanted to know people who knew Christ and what really happened then, translated on down into the modern world. That’s the Orthodox Church.” The ancient liturgies of the Orthodox Church are based on the very first Christian ceremonies, so old that in many cases they date to a time before Christians even identified as such. With the fall of Rome, the Byzantine Empire centered in Greece kept Christianity alive – the reason the Orthodox faith is centered in Greece,

Russia, and Eastern Europe today. “When you read Russian literature, you’re actually reading about the Orthodox Church,” says Brad. “When I first read Russian literature in school, I had no idea what I was reading.” The parish priest of St. Paul’s is Father Vasile Mihai, an amiable native of Romania who is the first non-Greek in the position in the century-plus history of the Savannah congregation. “Father Vasile literally knows which of Christ’s apostles he can trace the lineage of his ordainment to,” says Laura. “I think that’s pretty amazing.” In addition to the food and fun, if you’re so inclined you can take tours of the church sanctuary, across Anderson Street from the Hellenic Center, where the actual Festival takes place.

While Laura and Brad go to St. Paul’s for reasons of faith, they—like everyone who comes to the Greek Festival — have become enamored of the Greek culture and people who are still the heart and soul of St. Paul’s. “We love their passion, we love their joy in family —and we love the yia-yias!” says Laura.

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ONE of Savannah’s favorite annual events is the Greek Festival, put on each year by the congregation of St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church. The vast majority of those who enjoy the Savannah Greek Festival year after year go for one or both of these reasons: • The Food. Ranging from baked chicken to gyros to dolmades to baklava, the fare at the Greek Festival is a bounty of tasty Mediterranean delights. • The Culture. Besides the food, folks come for the Greek music, the Greek dancing, the overall festive and upbeat mood, and the sheer love of life. There’s certainly nothing wrong with those reasons, and if that’s why you go, no one will argue. However, at the core of the Festival is the effort of a church, and the inarguable fact that the Eastern Orthodox faith is inextricably entwined with the story of the modern Greek people. “It takes an entire church to make this happen. People come out of the woodwork to help in their own ways . The whole event touches on old-time culture, and a community of everyone getting together to put on the Festival,” says Laura Little Sherman. With no family roots in Greece, Sherman is among the growing number of converts to the Eastern Orthodox faith. While Savannah’s Greek population is still sizeable, the number of Greek congregants at St. Paul’s is dwindling as the older generation — personified by the beloved yia-yias,


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Food Truck Fest 2.0 Sunday brings 30 food trucks to Daffin Park in reprise of successful first edition by rachael flora

FRESH OFF the heels of a new City food truck ordinance, the Savannah Food Truck Festival is ready for round two. On October 9, thirty food trucks will corral in Daffin Park to show Savannah their stuff. There will also be craft vendors, free yoga, live music, and plenty of beer, and all the proceeds benefit Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. The first festival, held in June, was a trial run of sorts, explains Savannah Food Truck Association president Ryan Giannoni. “The first was done on limited budget, no staff, and no sponsors,” he says. “We learned that simplified menus and more trucks will help with the lines.” Complaints about wait times and gigantic lines dogged the first festival, but Giannoni urges that lines are to be expected since the food trucks cook each meal to order.

This event hopes to improve and build on the success of the first.

“Food trucks help level the playing field for the talented and driven chef who can’t afford that brick and mortar location quite yet.” “There is no way to speed up cooking times of food without sacrificing quality,” Giannoni says. “And if that many people went to any restaurant or even fast food place at once, there would be the same wait time.” The food trucks appearing Sunday include some restaurants offering their fare on the go, like Bruster’s and Mellow Mushroom, alongside truck-only establishments like Chazito’s and Dark Shark. The festival is an important event for the association since it brings attention to their mission and why food trucks are important assets to the community. “The Savannah Food Truck Association


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is dedicated to giving back and providing a light for all of the hard work being done behind the scenes,” explains board member Jared Jackson. “Everyone needs and loves food. Using a vehicle of change such as street food brings an element of culture to pieces of our city that are not always thought of or accounted for,” continues Jackson, who is currently raising funds for his own food truck to get on the road. “Food trucks can help local businesses who need foot traffic in their locations and events. Food trucks will bring another element to the city, which will allow entrepreneurs to have more opportunities to do

what they love.” “Food deserts are a big issue here in Savannah that food trucks will be able to solve,” echoes Giannoni. Food truck culture has certainly come a long way in Savannah, as Giannoni notes. “A few years ago, there was only one food truck in town, and I finally got city approval to hold the first mini festival that took 51 weeks to get approved,” he notes. “For the other trucks, we had to pull them from surrounding areas.” That’s when the Savannah Food Truck Association was formed, and they began working to grow the food truck industry in Savannah. “[Food trucks] help level the playing field for the talented and driven chef who can’t afford that brick and mortar location quite yet,” Giannoni says. “Food trucks offer a performance-driven career opportunity with a fair chance at establishing themselves in the food industry of Savannah.” cs

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Savannah Film Fest releases lineup of movies THE Savannah College of Art and Design has released its movie lineup for the Savannah Film Festival, which will launch Saturday, Oct. 22 with “Jackie” and will feature the Spotlight Gala Screening of “La La Land” and Centerpiece Gala Screening of “Arrival.” The festival runs from Oct. 22 to Saturday, Oct. 29.

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Opening Gala Screening: “Jackie” - A portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). Spotlight Gala Screening: “La La Land” - Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, “La La Land” tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Centerpiece Gala Screening: “Arrival” - When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team — led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) — is brought together to investigate. The annual Gala Screenings spotlight upcoming studio films before their wide releases, including this year’s entries: “20th Century Women” - Set in Santa Barbara, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann, in a breakout performance), at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. “American Pastoral” - Set in the unrest of 1960s America, a man watches his perfect life fall apart as his daughter’s newfound political activism threatens to destroy their family. “Bleed For This” - The true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Miles Teller (“Whiplash,” “Divergent”) stars as Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a local Providence boxer who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights. “Christine” - In 1974, a female TV news reporter aims for high standards in life and 40 love in Sarasota, Fla, and missing her mark

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is not an option. Based on true events. “Lion” - A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of miles from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. “Loving” - From writer/director Jeff Nichols, “Loving” celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. “Manchester by the Sea” - After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked that Joe has made him sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick. Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea, the fishing village where his working-class family has lived for generations. There, he is forced to deal with a past that separated from his wife, Randi (Michelle Williams), and the community where he was born and raised. “Moonlight” - A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, “Moonlight” chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world. “Trolls” - From the creators of Shrek comes DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, a smart, funny and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. This film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomachs. The Signature Series features a selection of premiere films from documentaries and animation to narrative features from around the world. This year’s selection includes: “The Eagle Huntress” - Set against

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the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, the film follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. “I, Daniel Blake” - Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the latest from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who’s never owned a computer, he lives according to his own common sense moral code. “Me Before You” - When Louisa Clark— Lou, as she’s known—unexpectedly loses her waitressing job she must scramble to replace the income that her tight-knit family depends upon. Desperation drives her to take a job as a caregiver to Will Traynor, a man who used to be a wealthy banker with an adventurous soul, living life to the very fullest, but for whom those days are in the past.

“Paterson” - Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey — they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route; he writes poetry into a notebook; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura’s world is ever changing. “The Red Turtle” - A massive sea turtle destroys a stranded man’s raft every time he tries to sail away from a tropical island. “Things to Come” - What happens when the life you’ve worked so hard to build falls apart all at once? Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) is a philosophy teacher with a seemingly settled existence, juggling a rich life of the mind with the day-to-day demands of career and family (including frequent visits to her drama queen mother, played by the legendary Édith Scob). But beginning with the revelation that her husband of 25 years is leaving her, one by one the pillars of Nathalie’s life start to crumble. “Toni Erdman” - A reluctant woman (Sandra Hüller) must spend time with her estranged father (Peter Simonischek) when he comes for a surprise visit. “Trespass Against Us” - Set across three generations of the Cutler family who live as outlaws in their own anarchic corner of Britain’s richest countryside, Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) is heir apparent to his bruising criminal father, Colby (Brendan Gleeson) and has been groomed to spend his life hunting, thieving and tormenting the police. But with his own son, Tyson (Georgie Smith), coming of age, Chad soon finds himself locked in a battle with his father. The Docs to Watch series returns, focusing exclusively on eight of the top must-see documentaries from this year, as well as those gaining award season attention. Attending guests will participate in a Q&A for their respective films. The directors from each documentary will join a panel moderated by Scott Feinberg, awards columnist for The Hollywood Reporter to be held on Sunday, Oct. 23. Expected to attend are director Andrew Rossi (“The First Monday in May”); director Clay Tweel (“Gleason”); directors Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani (“The Ivory Game”); director Roger Ross Williams (“Life, Animated”); director Barbara Kopple (“Miss Sharon Jones”); directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (“Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You”); Adam Irving (“Off the Rails”); director Ezra Edelman (“OJ: Made in America”); director Keith Maitland (“Tower”); and directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg (“Weiner”). Tickets and passes are available online at, by telephone at 912.525.5050, or in person at the Trustees Theater, at 216 E. Broughton St.

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Justin Kent as a mad scientist; Harmony Kelly and Joseph “Dusty” Rhodes escape the sloth’s wicked grip; Vanessa Stipkovits and Tom Kelly cutting up. Photo by chris soucy


to the Slotherhouse! Odd Lot Productions debuts an all-original creature feature by anna Chandler

Count on Odd Lot Productions to create new, inventive ways to get Savannah cracking up. Murder mystery dinner theatre? Check. Improv nights? Duh. An Historical (Hysterical) Walking Tour? Natch! Now that the most ghoulish and ghastly month is upon us, the troupe has created a fresh, entirely original production that guarantees horrors and hollers of laughter: SLOTHERHOUSE! What’s a Slotherhouse? Picture your favorite late-night horror host—you know, the Elviras of the world, typically a spooky individual on late-night cable access introducing so-bad-they’re-good movies. Now, picture it on a stage rather than on a TV. “Chris [Soucy] and I are always talking about perspective shows,” says Odd Lot’s Justin Kent. “One thing we talked about

amuck! “From the bits and pieces I’ve seen, it’s an old-school black and white film, and the killer shrews seem to be dogs with what appears to be bad rubber fangs attached their mouths,” Kent laughs. “It makes a really perfect pairing with Slotherhouse.” Plus, “Jim Reed [of Psychotronic] is like an old-school horror movie host himself!” adds Kent. “He’s always showing these brilliantly bad movies. I wanted to make this show sort of an event, so it’s not just ‘come see this original show’ but ‘come see this event.’ He was one of the first people I thought of, and I’m excited to work with him.” After the Shrew screening there will be an intermission, followed by Slotherhouse. On Saturday and Sunday, Odd Lot has invited horror aficionados Graveface Records and Curiosities to set up a table and sell vintage horror movie merch. As to be expected, there’s a little blood and guts in the production; Odd Lot feels the performance is great for a PG-13 crowd. Whether you’re a scary movie buff or just ready to get in the Halloween spirit, Slotherhouse is sure to spook up some horrific laughs. “I’m a horror movie fan, and the bad B-horror movies are my favorite,” says Kent. “We want to play into the sensation of watching late-night TV and even add in late night commercials. It’s the expereicne of being too lazy to change the channel.” “We aim to entertain!” adds Soucy. CS

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horribly wrong!” A variety of actors will help bring the tale to life, including Odd Lot regulars and newcomers. “It’s really created a cool feel to the show,” says Kent. “It’s very Odd Lot, and it’s very much what you’re used to seeing when you see Odd Lot—ridiculous, goofy humor—but there are also these people who haven’t performed with Odd Lot before bring so much to the table.” “We are all theatre veterans,” says Soucy. “We come from a lot of backgrounds, and we all have an earnest passion about performance. We were looking at other people’s productions—famous plays written by other people—when we realized that we have in our ranks the ability to produce something completely original. We are in the past was…we’d host a horror movie, improv-ers, but we are a complete produchave a host talk in between, and do a stage tion company.” version of the bad horror movies you see on In addition to the reward of showing off the SyFy Network. I decided to throw all the troupe’s talents, producing an original those things into one big pile, so we have piece has many perks. this show that comes out being presented “When you pay your fees for the rights to by an old-school horror movie host, and a show, you’re usually entering a contract then you get this incredibly realistic 3D to stick with that script, and even the stage version of a horror movie. So it’s like a hor- direction,” Soucy says. “That can be really ror movie happening right in front of you! sticky.” A fan of camp film and horror, Kent is With Slotherhouse, the cast is untethproud to include all the best elements of a ered, and, though there are three shows in trashy terror film in Slotherhouse. total, no two will be alike. “The most reliable tropes are the scienThe troupe is particularly looking fortist toying with nature, the greedy indusward to their team-up with Psychotronic trialist or corporate person neglecting Film Society of Savannah, a Friday doublethe safety of everyone to make it big, then feature. First, audiences will be treated to teen mother who is reckless but ultimately a real cult classic, The Killer Shrews. Stargood-hearted…and we’ve got it all!” he ring a young James Best (Dukes of Hazzard says. fans will remember him as Sheriff Roscoe In Slotherhouse, the CEO of the City P. Coltrane) and Ken Curtis (Festus, the Zoo, desperate to keep his zoo open, forces crusty hillbilly of Gunsmoke fame), The top “zooilogical” scientists to mutate a Killer Shrews takes place on a tiny island, slowpoke sloth into an exciting, audience- where a group of men and women have entertaining creature. been stranded during a hurricane. They’re “Of course,” snickers Soucy, “it goes not alone, though—killer shrews run

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// Nobody would ever mistake Masterminds for a good movie — it’s sloppy, it’s cartoonish, and it takes an incredible and unbelievable true-life tale and needlessly gilds the lily, piling on extra absurdities to the point that any given film in, say, the Shrek or A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise looks like an exercise in cinema verité by comparison. But Masterminds is a comedy first and foremost, and it would be criminal to deny the huge laughs strewn throughout, sneakily exploding like depth charges at random intervals. The movie is based on the 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery that took place here in Charlotte, and scripters Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer and Emily Spivey refused to change the names to protect the stupid. Zach Galifianakis plays David Ghantt, a Loomis Fargo employee who’s convinced by former co-worker Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig) and her sleazy associate Steve Chambers (Owen Wilson) that it would be a good idea to swipe $17 million from the company vaults. A flight to Mexico, a tenacious cop (Leslie Jones), and a wisecracking hit man (Jason Sudeikis) eventually figure in the proceedings. Three of the four Ghostbusters take part in the film, with Wiig effective as always, Jones doing what she can with a paperthin role, and Leslie McKinnon amusing as Ghantt’s fiancée. Galifianakis and Wilson play more stereotypical hicks, with the former comfortably in his element and the latter trying mighty hard to pretend he’s a Southern fried imbecile and even harder

to convince viewers that he’s a ruthless, loathsome guy. Most of the humor is broad, and, as usual, there’s an overreliance on the sort of scatological material that will only crack up fratboys and 5-year-old boys. But there are also some genuine beauties on display, from a hysterical crack namedropping Kenny Rogers to the hired assassin’s attitude toward Chambers’ seemingly dimwitted sons. Masterminds may be short on brains, but it’s fairly well-stocked when it comes to funny bones.


// Tim Burton’s propensity to frolic with the freaks has informed the vast majority of his career, and his latest effort is no exception. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, adapted from the bestselling YA title by Ransom Riggs, finds the filmmaker hanging out at the titular orphanage, a place where such Burton protagonists as Edward Scissorhands and Jack Skellington would feel completely at home. Come to think of it, so would the X-Men, since the establishment is basically a safe haven at which mutants can learn to control their special gifts. Screenwriter Jane Goldman, who co-wrote the x-cellent pair of X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, doubtless agrees, fashioning her societal miscasts, all huddled under the protective eye of Miss Peregrine (Eva Green), as decent kids longing to belong to a world that rejects them. The main thrust of the picture involves

a young boy named Jake (Hugo’s Asa Butterfield) hopscotching through time and getting caught in a Groundhog Day scenario where he must remain with the misfits of science as they protect themselves from fearful creatures led by the cackling, shape-shifting Mr. Barron (Samuel L. Jackson, as anachronistic as ever). The story is overstuffed, incomplete and, frankly, not always terribly interesting. But, boy, does the film look great, thanks to the dazzling cinematography by multiple Oscar nominee Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis, Amélie), the resplendent costumes by multiple Oscar winner Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland, Chicago), and the creepy creatures that sprung from the hands of the visual effects team and from the mind of Burton. The plotholes are plentiful at Miss Peregrine’s Home, but so is the razzle dazzle.


// 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

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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.


/ 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, 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.


/// 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.


/// 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) 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.


// 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 positioned itself as a true story, so much so that many viewers didn’t realize it was fiction until they 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. 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. w 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. CS

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Activism & Politics

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Drinking Liberally Every first and third Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. A gathering of Liberals for an informal discussion of politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, and the world around us. Free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. first Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. (912) 341-7427. savannah. Tondee’s Tavern, 7 E. Bay Street. Green Party of Chatham County People, PLanet and Peace over Profit! Meets Saturdays and the first Tuesday of every month. Join the Facebook group, @ ChathamGreens, to find out about upcoming local events. ongoing. No physical address given, none. Monday Means Community: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Local Politics, But Were Too ___ To Ask Local politics is a huge subject here in Savannah—how can we begin to scratch the surface and create an emergent political awareness among local people? Featured guests will include Tammie Mosley, Mark Dana, Joe Steffen, Alicia Scott and Jane Rago as our moderator. The event will be around 60-minutes, followed by a Q/A. After, we will head over to the American Legion Post 135 bar to continue the conversation. Free and open to the public Mon., Oct. 10, 7 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. One of the Guys Guys, have you found yourself in a social rut, or just have a need for the art of conversation? Make a change in 2016. The past decade a diverse group of guys have been getting together about every two weeks to share dinner and opinions on just about any topic. No membership requirements or dues. Just an open mind and willingness to expand your friendship base. For more information visit us on Facebook at Savannah Men’s Club, or if you prefer, email details/questions to ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Area Young Republicans Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. Savannah Libertarians Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. Victorian Neighborhood Association Meetings Open to all residents, property owners and businesses located between Anderson and Gwinnett, M.L.King,Jr. Blvd to East Broad Street. Free second Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 912-233-0352. 1308 West, Henry St. and Montgomery St. 44 Young Democrats

Safe Shelter Coloring of Forsyth Park Fountain

SAFE Shelter, Inc. Center for Domestic Violence Services Officials, Board, Employees and Supporters will be dying the Forsyth Park Fountain Purple to commemorate October as Domestic Violence Month in Savannah. FREE October 5th, 12-12:30 p.m.. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

Auditions and Calls for Entries

Auditions for Armstrong Youth Orchestra Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: Info is also available at AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Call for Applications for Weave a Dream Initiative The City of Savannah’s Weave-A-Dream (WAD) Panel has issued a call for proposals for the 2016 Weave-A-Dream Cultural & Arts Projects initiative. Applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available. Programs are to be completed prior to December 31, 2016. The application must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the start date of the project; the last date an application can be submitted is October 21, 2016. Project funding is available up to $2,000 for specific and innovative arts, cultural, or heritage projects or presentations that have a measurable, quantifiable benefit to Savannah’s diverse populations. The Weave-A-Dream Panel seeks proposals that actively involve youth, seniors, and those who have limited access to arts based programs in Savannah. A priority of the WAD funding program is that organizations reach neighborhood communities,

encompassing all city districts. To be eligible for consideration, an organization must be a non-profit, 501c3, head-quartered in Savannah’s corporate limits. Proposed programs must also be produced within the City’s corporate limits. No individual artist applications will be accepted. Agencies funded by the City of Savannah for 2016 are not eligible to apply. Applications are available at arts. Applying organizations may request application materials and technical assistance by contacting Rebecca Brown at 912-651-6760 or rbrown02@savannahga. gov Through Oct. 21. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Call for Entries for “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 Entry: Modern Celebrity Sulfur Studios invites artists working in all media to submit portraits of celebrities, rock stars, pop culture icons, and literary characters for the upcoming juried exhibition “Modern Celebrity.” Whether through talent or train wreck, fame or infamy, these personalities have wormed their way into our collective conscious. What makes them so engaging and why do we care? Artists are encouraged to take an expansive view of the medium of portraiture. Three dimensional, abstract and experimental work is welcome. Entries due: November 20th, 2016 by midnight. Exhibition Runs: December 8th – 18th. TO SUBMIT: modern-celebrity $20, $15 for Sulfur Studios Members for up to 3 works Through Nov. 20, 12-12:15 a.m. 912. 231. 7105. info@ modern-celebrity. Sulfur

Studios, 2301 Bull St. Call for Entry: Pin*acle Sulfur Studios invites you to send buttons, pins and badges to be included in our showcase and sale “Pin*acle” on display in our Main Gallery October 13th – 15th 2016. Open to artists worldwide! All submissions must be one of a kind, limited edition, or vintage. All buttons and pins must be for sale. All submissions must be received at Sulfur Studios by Monday, October 10th 2016. More info can be found at: https:// free to enter! Through Oct. 10. 912. 231. 7105. info@ pinacle. Sulfur Studios, 2301 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) 236-3154; email: revbrendalee@ 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. Downtown Savannah, downtown.


The 21st One Hundred Annual Gala An exciting casino night to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Fri., Oct. 7, 6 p.m. The Plantation Club (at The Landings), Skidaway Island. $5 Bikram Yoga Class to Benefit Local Charities


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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. Maggie’s Barnyard BBQ Enjoy dinner, drinks, live music and contra dancing to benefit Maggie’s Morning School. Tue., Oct. 11, 6-9 p.m. 912-352-8404. Red Gate Farms, 136 Red Gate Farms Trail,. 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@

Classes, Camps & Workshops

Aerial Silk Classes Learn to fly, dance, increase flexibility and strength all while suspended in the air. ALL AGES. ALL LEVELS & BEGINNERS Fridays 4:00-5:00pm Youth Silks Fridays 1 5:00-6:30pm Adult Silks Saturday 10/8 2:30-4:00 Adult Silks Saturday 10/8 4-6:30

Open Air Jam Saturday 10/15 ^;30-8:00pm Open Air Jam Limited time offer, Limited class size, register today by visiting our website to reserve your spot. $20 Fri., Oct. 7, 4-6:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 8, 2:30-5:30 p.m. 954.682.5694. elyse.theSTUDIO@yahoo. com. html. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy 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. 912-677-3983. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. Beginning Belly Dance Classes Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. 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. Chatham Apprentice Program Step Up Savannah’s Chatham Apprentice continues on p. 46

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Family Law Workshop

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

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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. 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. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Clay Classes Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. Boating Classes Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. 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 46 more info at

coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. Dip Live Under A Blood Red Guy Ath*Chat Biz-Mark Beefheart Upstarts Stormin’ Ramparts & Quickmarts in Pop-Art Day-Glo Go-Karts whilst’ Breakin’ Hearts Eatin’ A La Carte Cherry Pie Charts Blastin’ Cotton-Candy Farts in StuttGart playin’ Bit Parts in Hart*to*Hart outside a’ K-mart and PetSmart in Cut-off Aaron Eckhart Carhartts makin’ works of Art honin’ in on da’ Black-Art of Oxcarts pinnin’ Purple Hearts on Napoleon Bonaparte in the aisles of Wal*Mart blockin’ left atriums of Artificial Hearts whilst reppin’ their own Dip Martial Arts tuh’ disassemble Body Parts Usin’ Upsettin’ all duh Apple Carts then usin’ Spare Parts to make Folk Art For the Most part! Your Soul Thu., Oct. 6, 9:45 p.m.-midnight. 912-713-1970. elrockolounge @ El-Rocko Lounge, 117 Whitaker St. 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. 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. 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. 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. Latin Night with Free Lesson Join us every 1st Friday for a free group lesson followed by a Party for dancers. Come and practice all of your patterns that you have learned in class while meeting some fun people along the way. All ages and levels welcome. You don’t need a partner or have experience to come and enjoy dance with us. $10 per person or $15 per couple first Friday of every month, 7:30-10 p.m. 612.470.6683. Salón de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio, 7068 Hodgson Memorial Dr. 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, 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 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. 912388-1806. New Horizons Adult Band Program Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Novel Writing Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. Painting with a Purpose Invite your friends, sip your favorite beverage and enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic local artists. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new found talent you’ll want to explore. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Step Up Savannah to help reduce poverty in Savannah. $35.00 Thu., Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m.

912-401-0672. Painting with a Twist, 513 E. Oglethorpe Ave. Photography Classes Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. Piano Voice-Coaching Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. Pole Fitness Classes Pole dancing is a beautiful artform, and a combination of dance, flexibility and gymnastics. Pole dancing has quickly become one of the most popular forms of fun and exercise for women. It can help you lose weight, gain beautiful muscle tone, make you stronger than ever and build confidence like no other form of exercise can. Join us on Tuesday nights and get fitter and stronger than you’ve ever been, with this amazing full body workout. Schedule TBA $20 Every other Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. 912-9881052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. 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. 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, 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 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. Savannah Sacred Harp Singers The Savannah Sacred Harp Singers, sponsored by the Low Country Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, will hold an All-Day Singing beginning at 10am, until 3pm, on Saturday, October 8th at Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Rd, Bluffton, SC. A brief introductory lesson will begin at 9:30am. Come and sing America’s original roots music. For more information dial 912-655-

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0994 or visit Sat., Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Rd. 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. Creators’ Foundry, 415 W Boundary St. Youth and Teen Aerial Silk 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. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave.

Clubs & Organizations

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: 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. 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. Avegost LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. Buccaneer Region SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. Business Networking on the Islands Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday

each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Chatham Sailing Club Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. Coastal Bead Society Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. cgc. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs A club focusing on weaving, spinning, basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. Geechee Sailing Club Founded in 1971, GSC promotes sailing and boating safety, education, and fellowship.Member of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association. second Monday of every month, 6 p.m. 912-356-3265. tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Historic Flight Savannah A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Low Country Turners A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. Philo Cafe Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see

Mondays. R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the Future RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912344-5127. 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. Savannah Brewers’ League Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah 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: 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. 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. 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. Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. Savannah Newcomers Club Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events help you learn about Savannah and make new friends. Ongoing sign-up. ongoing.

Savannah Parrot Head Club Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc. com. Savannah Toastmasters Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Savannah Veggies and Vegans Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. Toastmasters Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. rws521@msn. com. Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@


Acoustic Tuesday featuring Sarah Poole Weekly showcase of local and regional acts in our Acoustic Alter. Free Tue., Oct. 11, 7-10 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Concert: Peter Frampton Acclaimed musician Peter Frampton plays the Lucas with special guest Julian Frampton. $59 to $79 Tue., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. First Friday for Folk Music Monthly folk music showcase hosted by the Savannah Folk Music Society in a friendly, alcohol-free environment. $5 donation first Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. 912-8981876. fpc.presbychurch. net. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. The Hypnotics Ur Aura Sat., Oct. 8, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 912-713-1970. El-Rocko Lounge, 117 Whitaker St.


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The Meet Me In Savannah Leadership Conference provides an opportunity for Leaders in the Southeast to congregate, earn PDUs associated with the leadership leg of the talent triangle, and gain insight from one of the founders of PMI, Mr. James Snyder. $250 Fri., Oct. 7, 12-9 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 8, 7 a.m.-12:15 p.m. president@ conference. hotels-savannah/index.jsp?null. Hyatt Regency Savannah, 2 West Bay St. Technology Town Hall The Technology Town Hall serves as an informational forum about the critical issues and policies that are important to the emerging technology communities in Georgia. Attendees will learn about legislative activities from the 2016 session, as well as preview initiatives for the upcoming 2017 Georgia General Assembly. Wed., Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.


1st Thursdays Professionals Networking Mixer The 100 Black Men of Savannah present a mixer for all Professionals in the Greater Savannah area. This is a great event for networking as well as a chance for newcomers to the coastal empire to meet new fun and interesting people. No admission cost. Food and drinks for purchase on your own. Dress attire is business casual. Door prizes, live music.

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1 Flower’s friend 6 Beaver-made barriers 10 ___ Punk 14 With “The,” groundbreaking Showtime series 15 Jacob’s biblical twin 16 Singer Lorde’s real first name 17 Charity beneficiary 18 “Like” or “leave”, e.g. 19 Chick chirp 20 “We couldn’t get alien blood, so we just sprayed plants with ___” 23 2016 U.S. Open winner Wawrinka 24 Abbr. at the bottom of an application 25 “Ring around the collar” detergent 28 “Of course we can’t have a monster destroy buildings, so we built entire ___” 34 Bit of slapstick 36 Jabba the ___ 37 Anti-___ hand soap 38 Grosse ___, Michigan 39 How hordes advance 42 Mrs., in Mallorca 43 Quentin preceder 44 Ground beef packaging word 45 Fixate (on) 47 “Instead of alien spacecraft, we got fishing line and dangled ___” 51 “Shepherd Moons” Grammy winner

52 Hornswoggled 53 Samoa’s capital 55 “Fake blood was too expensive, so we just used ___” 62 Inside info 63 List-ending abbr. 64 “Everything will be all right” 65 Bird associated with the Egyptian god Thoth 66 Shoe accessory 67 Like meshed fabric 68 Religious offshoot 69 They’re hot in Hanoi 70 Needing a pat on the back?


1 Apt. complex unit 2 Mil. infraction 3 Hi-fi setting 4 It’s passed when someone requests “beer me” 5 “That is,” in Latin 6 “Workaholics” costar Adam 7 “Hey, wait ___!” 8 Put an X on 9 School curriculum categories 10 Portray 11 “Match Game” host Baldwin 12 Run like hell 13 Savion Glover’s specialty 21 Jazz guitarist ___ Farlow 22 Delta competitor

25 Belt place 26 Relative by marriage 27 Dictation taker, once 29 Kofi Annan’s home country 30 Ending for danger or thunder 31 “A Doll’s House” playwright Henrik 32 In advance 33 La ___ (Milan opera house) 35 Kind of issues aggravated by gluten 40 Be in a fix 41 It’s way easier to fold than a GPS 46 Unsatisfactorily watered-down argument, in slang 48 Hot tub maintenance task, often 49 Home city of pizza 50 Mineral spring site 54 Cupcake topper 55 Two-decade Laker Bryant 56 Insanely great 57 State with six sides 58 Rabanne of perfume and fashion 59 Approx. costs 60 Little ‘uns 61 Blue-bottled vodka brand 62 Insult

free to & drink own your own first Thursday of every month, 6-9 p.m. savannahcocktailco. com. Cocktail Co., 10 Whitaker St. Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours Savannah’s only after-hours cemetery story event! See this great Victorian with Shannon Scott and all of the intrigues from bootleggers to murderers and those loved, lived and are now part of these immortal story grounds. $35.00 Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. 912-319-5600. shannon@shannonscott. com. nsf/cemeteries/bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. Button Making Party! Come make buttons with us! Draw or collage your very own buttons and either take them home with you or put them in our pin and button show “Pin*acle” which will be on display at Sulfur Studios on Friday, October 14th. $5 for 5 buttons - bring your own supplies or use some of ours! Sat., Oct. 8, 2-5 p.m. 912. 231. 7105. info@ events/283181018734074/. sulfurstudios. org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. Candlelight Vigil A candlelight vigil will be held at Forsyth Park Fountain for homicide victims of domestic violence in Savannah in the past 5 years. SAFE Shelter, Inc. Center for Domestic Violence Services will remember these victims in a solemn service and also unveil a “Silent Witness Exhibit,” 12 life sized

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red silhouettes representing victims. The Exhibit will be displayed on Broughton Street at 24E and also at Oglethorpe Mall and other locations in Savannah during Domestic Violence Month. FREE Wed., Oct. 5, 6-7:30 p.m. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Cocktails & Glitter: Paprika Southern Fall Release Party Celebrate the release of Paprika Southern’s fall issue! Featuring a glitter eye bar with Jules Loves and more. Free to attend Fri., Oct. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mail@ https://facebook. com/events/326966580986258/?ti=ia. El-Rocko Lounge, 117 Whitaker St. Common Grounds Common Grounds is a collaboration of the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Wesley Fellowship. We meet on Wednesday nights for open theological discussion on hot button issues. All are welcome regardless of faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. We are open and affirming of the LGBT community. Order for Compline by candlelight is offered on Sunday nights at 8PM. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. DJ King J free Thu., Oct. 6, 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m. 912-7131970. El-Rocko Lounge, 117 Whitaker St. Drinks After Work This group is for people that enjoy getting out mid-week, being social after work, and want to discover new places in the downtown Savannah area. Come have a cocktail, make new friends, and get over the hump. The group will meet on Wednesdays at various establishments throughout Downtown Savannah and nearby area. groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. events/227656080/. distillerysavannah. com. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. The Exchange Club of Savannah In a rut? The Exchange Club of Savannah welcomes men and women like you to support, serve and encourage the best teachers, students, firefighters, crime fighters, leaders and organizations in our community. Check us out at or find us on Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912-441-6559. Savannahexchange. org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. Film: Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World In collaboration with Cinema Savannah, Telfair presents the new film by acclaimed director Werner Herzog, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Herzog’s new documentary focuses on the internet, perhaps the most world-changing technological development since World War II. Tickets are $8. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Thu., Oct. 6, 7 p.m. 912-790-8880. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

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A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-395-1500. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.

First Friday Fireworks Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks, presented by Wet Willie’s. Free first Friday of every month, 9:30 p.m. Rousakis Plaza, River St. Forsyth Park Fountain to be dyed Purple SAFE Shelter, Inc. Center for Domestic Violence Services Officials, Board, Employees and Supporters will be dying the Forsyth Park Fountain Purple to commemorate October as Domestic Violence Month in Savannah. FREE Wed., Oct. 5, 12-12:30 p.m. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Graveface Records’ 5th Anniversary Block Party In honor of Graveface Records’ 5th year, enjoy a bunch of bands, food trucks, “flea market” vendors, flash sales in the shop all night and much more to be announced soon. Fri., Oct. 7, 5-11 p.m. Graveface Records & Curiosities, 5 W. 40th Street. Guided Tours of the Lucas Theatre for the Arts Learn the history of the historic Lucas Theatre on a 20-30 minute tour. Restoration, architecture, history of the theatre and of early cinema. $4. Group rates for ten or more. School trips available. Tours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and must be

scheduled. To schedule a tour, contact Megan Chandler at 912-525-5029 or ongoing. 912525-5023. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture by Celeste Marie Bernier FAAA joins with SCAD and the Telfair Academy Guild to present the fall 2016 Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture. This year’s featured speaker is CelesteMarie Bernier, a noted scholar and author of the recent book “Suffering and Sunset.” Free Admission Tue., Oct. 11, 6 p.m. 912-7908880. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Kingdom Business Networking Alliance 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 Wednesday of every month, 7:30-9 a.m. 912-257-6248. Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Savannah Airport - Pooler, 103 San Drive. The original Midnight Tour One of the spookiest tours in town. Learn about the untold stories of some of the most haunted locations here in Savannah Georgia. Guaranteed to give you a few goose bumps and an unexplained need for a night light. 33.00 ongoing. 1-866-666-3323. 6th Sense Savannah Tours, 404 Abercorn Street. PBJ Pantry A free food pantry held every Thursday, 10-11am and 6-7pm. Contact Jessica Sutton for questions. 912-897-1192 ongoing. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 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. 11, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. 912-713-1970. elrockolounge @ El-Rocko Lounge, 117 Whitaker St. Savannah Art Walk Savannah Art Walk is an opportunity to explore the plethora of exquisite and diverse galleries of the Historic District. Gather for the free welcome reception at the River Street Inn, meet some sponsoring artists, grab your map and begin. Experience the tour on foot or by Old Savannah Tour Trolley. second Saturday of every month, 3-6 p.m. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Storytellers Tall tales and fun times with the classic art of storytelling. Every Wednesday at 6pm. Reservations encouraged by calling 912349-4059. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. liveoakstore. com/tubbysthunderbolt. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr. Shire of Forth Castle Fighter Practice Local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays at Forsyth

Park (south end) for fighter practice and general hanging out. For those interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. ongoing. Southbound Brewery Saturday Tours and Tastes Savannah’s first microbrewery is open for public tours and tastings Wednesday - Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. Hang out, have a few cold ones, and learn a little more about Savannah’s first craft brewery. Free Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. 912-335-7716. info@southboundbrewingco. com. Southbound Brewing Company, 107 East Lathrop Ave. Under The Rainbow On Thursday nights come out to the coolest spot in Pooler for Under The Rainbow. Every week we will host a different event that will cater to those that play over, around and under the rainbow. Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. 912-988-1052. Mediterranean Tavern, 125 Foxfield Way. Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820 Savannah was the location of tragic yellow fever outbreaks. In 1820 the city’s outbreak was widespread. 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. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. $22 advance, $25 at door Fri., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. Davenport House, 324 East State St.


33rd Annual Oktoberfest It’s a wiener dog racing, bratwurst tasting, oompah dancing celebration at the 33rd Annual Oktoberfest on River Street. Enjoy a bit of Germany, Savannah style with a beer garden offering a variety of beers, food booths featuring German cuisine, and of course the famous Wiener Dog Races hosted by Savannah Morning News. Free and Open to the Public Fri., Oct. 7, 4-10 p.m., Sat., Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 912-2340295. Rousakis Plaza, River St. Greek Festival A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. The 66th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit savannahgreekfest. com. preferred $2 donation Thu., Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri., Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 8, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 912-8569075.

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continued from previous page Savannah Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson Street. Lady Chablis Memorial Service Remember the life of Lady Chablis at this service, followed by a reception at Club One. Sat., Oct. 8, 4-6 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Latino Heritage Month Armstrong’s Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong (HOLA) program has organized nearly 30 events for this year’s celebration. For a full list of events, visit Through Oct. 15. Armstrong Center, Armstrong State University, 13040 Abercorn Street. Midnight Garden Ride The Midnight Garden Ride is a policeescorted bike ride about town where riders can explore the city at Twilight, and enjoy post-ride festivities including a live concert, costume contest, raffle and more. Presented by the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. $30 Sat., Oct. 8, 7 p.m. Ellis Square Area, Barnard & Broughton Streets. Savannah Food Truck Festival Celebrate the legalization of food trucks and support the Children’s Hospital of Savannah. Free yoga in the park, beer, craft vendors, live music and more. Sun., Oct. 9, 11 a.m. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. Savannah Greek Festival Live Greek music will be provided all day, every day, by “Orkistra Mikrasiatiki” along with dancing and performances by various dance troupes. Oct. 6-8. St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 14 West Anderson Street. Tybee Island Pirate Fest Every Columbus Day Weekend local pirates and those from far distant lands converge on Tybee Island for a weekend of music, food, and of course, grog. Delbert McClinton headlines the live music on Saturday. Oct. 6-9. Tybee Island, Tybee Island.


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$8 Community Meditation Classes Join us for breath work, guided meditation, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find the calm within. All proceeds support local organizations. $8 Sundays, 6-7 p.m. 912349-2756. Al-Anon Family Groups An anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. The message of Al-Anon is one of strength and hope for friends/family of problem drinkers. Al-Anon is for adults. Alateen is for people age 13-19. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. check website or call for info. ongoing. 912-598-9860. Ballet Body Toning Ballet Body Toning is a ballet inspired workout designed to improve balance, flexibility, and use body resistance to strengthen core, legs & booty. This workout is low impact and scorches major calories and teaches you basic ballet! Call to make a reservation before class. This is a semiprivate class so space is limited! $10.00 Wednesdays, Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. Bariatric Surgery Support Group 50 Located in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins

Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Call or see website for info. first Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. 912-350-3438. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Beach Body Workouts with Laura MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 652-6784. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Beastmode Fitness Group Training Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. ongoing. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Beginning Pole Fitness Pole fitness is a fun and flirty way to get in shape! Taught by Pole Dance America National Professional Champion Sabrina Madsen, you’ll learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain strength, balance and confidence. Beginner Classes are open to all shapes and sizes and are for ladies only (men welcome at our Intermediate Class). $25 for drop-in or $100 for a package of 5 classes Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. 801.673.6737. firstcityfitness. com/pole-fitnessparties.html. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Blue Water Yoga Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. ongoing. Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. Dance DynaMix Dance DynaMix is a choreographed dance fitness class inspired by funky hip hop and sleek jazz moves! No dance experience required. Call 732.232.3349 to reserve your spot ahead of time, as class space is limited. Stay after class for a 30 minute stretch to wind down for the weekend with! $10.00 Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. 732.232.3349. FitnessFoodWine@gmail. com. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave. Fitness Classes at the JEA Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. ongoing. 912-3558811. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Free Caregiver Support Group For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone in need of support for the caregiving they provide. ongoing. Free Yoga for Cancer Patients St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing offers Free Yoga for Cancer Patients every Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Candler’s Heart & Lung Building, Suite 100. The very gentle movements and breath work in this class will give you much needed energy, it will make your body feel better, and it will

give you a mental release. This class is free to cancer patients. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 912-819-8800. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. Functional Training Class Celebrate fall with a Saturday morning workout class. All levels welcome. A smooth mix of cardio and strengthening exercises. Call Kara 912-667-0487 if interested. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Get Excited and Move This program is designed to combat the effects of Parkinson disease for Savannah/ Chatham-area people and their caregiver. The activities are designed to enhance and improve muscular strength, and endurance, coordination, agility, flexibility, speed work, and voice command. $10 a month Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. 912-376-9833. psgsav@gmail. com. Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center, 7230 Varnedoe Drive. Dude’s Day at Savannah Climbing Coop Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. Savannah Climbing CoOp, 302 W Victory Dr. Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am10pm. Call or see website. ongoing. 912-598-2300. SkidawayIsland. skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. ongoing. 912-429-5150. Living Smart Fitness Club St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offer the Living Smart Fitness Club, which is an exercise program to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. On Mondays and Wednesdays the classes are held at the John S. Delaware Center. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the center, at 1910 Abercorn Street. Classes include Zumba (Tuesdays) and Hip-Hop low impact aerobics with cardio and strengthening exercises (Mondays/Wednesdays). Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. 912-447-6605. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. Mommy and Baby Yoga Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. ongoing. 912-232-2994. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Pilates Classes Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes

by appointment. Carol Daly-Wilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-238-0018. savannahpilates. com. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. Pregnancy Yoga Ongoing series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $120. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-704-7650. ann@aikyayoga. com. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Pregnancy Yoga Classes Pregnancy is a transitional time when many physical and emotional changes take place. Pregnancy Yoga is about honoring these changes in ourselves, our body and our baby. Yoga strengthens the rapidly changing body and increases the ability to relax, and helps to prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and motherhood. Pregnancy Yoga classes are offered as a 6 week session on Thursday evenings from 6pm – 7:15 pm. The class is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and no prior yoga experience is necessary. $120 - six week session Thursdays. 912-704-7650. ann@ Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Qigong Simple meditation in motion. Done standing. Tuesday evening @ St. Thomas Episcopal, Isle of Hope. 5.45pm. Balance, Breath, Calm. Taught by Tricia Richardson. 658-5592. Tuesdays. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Ave. Qigong Classes Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier and longer life. Classes offer a time to learn the exercises and perform them in a group setting. Class length averages 60 min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15 ongoing. Renagade Workout Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912376-0219 ongoing. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-756-5865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. ongoing. Ladies Day at Savannah Climbing Coop Wednesdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every Wednesday women climb for half price, $5. See website for info. ongoing. 912-495-8010. Savannah Disc Golf Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. continues on p. 50

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ongoing. Savannah Striders Running and Walking Club With a one-year, $35 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. ongoing. SIZZLE- Dance Cardio The hottest cardio class to keep or get you in shape for summer. Sizzle is designed to give you cardio, strengthening, and stretch training that you need for that bikini body. Enroll now and get the first class free. $10.00 or $80 for 10 classes Tuesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. 912.312.3549. Salon de Baile Dance Studio, 7064 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Turbo Kick Cardio Workout Lose calories while dancing and kick-boxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 ongoing. 586-822-1021. Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors Free for cancer patients and survivors. The classes help with flexibility and balance

while also providing relaxation. Located at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Memorial Outpatient and Wellness Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 912-350-9031. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Zumba Fitness Isn’t lifting weights and running on the treadmill boring? Come join Sheena’s Zumba Fitness class and have fun while burning calories! The class regularly has 75+ participants that know that Sheena is the best Zumba instructor in Savannah! So show up early and see you soon!


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Free with YMCA membership Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 912-354-6223. https:// YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Zumba Fitness (R) with April Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. ongoing. 912-349-4902.

Food & Drink Events

First Friday Oyster Roast Take the Free Ferry from River Street or park at the hotel to enjoy this local

favorite. Guests will delight in specialty cocktails, enjoy coastal cuisine like oysters, Lowcountry boil and BBQ, dance to live music on the Riverfront Esplanade and catch the best views of the sunset and fireworks. Oct. 7, 6:30-9:30 p.m.. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Free Oyster Roast The Village Bar & Grille on Skidaway Island is having it’s annual customer appreciation night with a free oyster roast (first come) and live music on the courtyard! We will also have a tap takeover by Service

Brewing. Come on out for some good music and great times! Oyster Roast is free! Oct. 7, 7-11 p.m.. 912-598-5106. Village Bar & Grill, 3 Skidaway Village Walk. Grace UMC Fall BBQ & Bake Sale Join members of Grace United Methodist Church for delicious, slow-cooked, pulled pork BBQ dinners with green beans, potato salad & roll at $8. Eat in or take out. Dinner deliveries available for 5 or more orders. Make room for dessert with our yummy home-baked goodies. Call Church Office for more information and to reserve Boston Butts. Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.. 912-354-

Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19)

At a recent party, a guy I hardly know questioned my authenticity. “You seem to have had an easy life,” he jabbed. “I bet you haven’t suffered enough to be a truly passionate person.” I didn’t choose to engage him, but mused to myself, “Not enough suffering? What about the time I got shot? My divorce? My five-year-long illness? The manager of my rock band getting killed in a helicopter crash?” But after that initial reaction, my thoughts turned to the adventures that have stoked my passion without causing pain, like the birth of my daughter, getting remarried to the woman I divorced, and performing my music for excited audiences. I bring this up, Aries, because I suspect that you, too, will soon have experiences that refine and deepen your passion through pleasure rather than hardship.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

It’s the Frank and Focused Feedback Phase, Taurus -prime time to solicit insight about how you’re doing. Here are four suggestions to get you started. 1. Ask a person who loves and respects you to speak the compassionate truth about what’s most important for you to learn. 2. Consult a trustworthy advisor who can help motivate you to do the crucial thing you’ve been postponing. 3. Have an imaginary conversation with the person you were a year ago. Encourage the Old You to be honest about how the New You could summon more excellence in pursuing your essential goals. 4. Say this prayer to your favorite tree or animal or meadow: “Show me what I need to do in order to feel more joy.”

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Many of my readers regard me as being exceptionally creative. Over the years, they have sent countless emails praising me for my original approach to problem-solving and art-making. But I suspect that I wasn’t born with a greater talent for creativity than anyone else. I’ve simply placed a high value on developing it, and have worked harder to access it than most people. With that in mind, I invite you to tap more deeply into your own mother lode of innovative, imaginative energy. The cosmic trends favor it. Your hormones are nudging you in that direction. What projects could use a jolt of primal brilliance? What areas of your life need a boost of ingenuity?

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CANCER (June 21-July 22)


Love wants more of you. Love longs for you to give everything you have and receive everything you need. Love is conspiring to bring you beautiful truths and poignant teases, sweet dispensations and confounding mysteries, exacting blessings and riddles that will take your entire life to solve. But here are some crucial questions: Are you truly ready for such intense engagement? Are you willing

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to do what’s necessary to live at a higher and deeper level? Would you know how to work with such extravagant treasure and wild responsibility? The coming weeks will be prime time to explore the answers to these questions. I’m not sure what your answers will be.

these acts of kindness bolster your vigor. The coming weeks will be an especially favorable time to attend to measures like these, Scorpio. I hope you will also be imaginative as you give yourself extra gifts and compliments and praise.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Each of us contains a multiplicity of selves. You may often feel like there’s just one of you rumbling around inside your psyche, but it’s closer to the truth to say that you’re a community of various characters whose agendas sometimes overlap and sometimes conflict. For example, the needy part of you that craves love isn’t always on the same wavelength as the ambitious part of you that seeks power. That’s why it’s a good idea to periodically organize summit meetings where all of your selves can gather and negotiate. Now is one of those times: a favorable moment to foster harmony among your inner voices and to mobilize them to work together in service of common goals.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Pike’s Peak is a 14,115-foot mountain in Colorado. It’s not a simple task to trek to the top. Unless you’re well-trained, you might experience altitude sickness. Wicked thunderstorms are a regular occurrence during the summer. Snow falls year-round. But back in 1929, an adventurer named Bill Williams decided the task of hiking to the summit wasn’t tough enough. He sought a more demanding challenge. Wearing kneepads, he spent 21 days crawling along as he used his nose to push a peanut all the way up. I advise you to avoid making him your role model in the coming weeks, Virgo. Just climb the mountain. Don’t try to push a peanut up there with your nose, too.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

“It isn’t normal to know what we want,” said psychologist Abraham Maslow. “It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement.” He wasn’t referring to the question of what you want for dinner or the new shoes you plan to buy. He was talking about big, long-term yearnings: what you hope to be when you grow up, the qualities you look for in your best allies, the feelings you’d love to feel in abundance every day of your life. Now here’s the good news, Libra: The next ten months should bring you the best chance ever to figure out exactly what you want the most. And it all starts now.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Practitioners of the Ayurvedic medical tradition tout the healing power of regular self-massage. Creativity expert Julia Cameron recommends that you periodically go out on dates with yourself. Taoist author Mantak Chia advises you to visualize sending smiles and good wishes to your kidneys, lungs, liver, heart, and other organs. He says that

The coming weeks will be one of the best times ever for wrestling with God or tussling with Fate or grappling with karma. Why do I say that? Because you’re likely to emerge triumphant! That’s right, you lucky, plucky contender. More than I’ve seen in a long time, you have the potential to draw on the crafty power and unruly wisdom and resilient compassion you would need to be an unambiguous winner. A winner of what? You tell me. What dilemma would you most like to resolve? What test would you most like to ace? At what game would you most like to be victorious? Now is the time.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Are you grunting and sweating as you struggle to preserve and maintain the gains of the past? Or are you smooth and cagey as you maneuver your way towards the rewards of the future? I’m rooting for you to put the emphasis on the second option. Paradoxically, that will be the best way to accomplish the first option. It will also ensure that your motivations are primarily rooted in love and enthusiasm rather than worry and stress. And that will enable you to succeed at the second option.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Do you believe that you are mostly just a product of social conditioning and your genetic make-up? Or are you willing to entertain a different hypothesis: that you are a primal force of nature on an unpredictable journey? That you are capable of rising above your apparent limitations and expressing aspects of yourself that might have been unimaginable when you were younger? I believe the coming weeks will be a favorable time to play around with this vision. Your knack for transcendence is peaking. So are your powers to escape the past and exceed limited expectations.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

In one of your nightly dreams, Robin Hood may team up with Peter Pan to steal unused treasure from a greedy monster -- and then turn the booty over to you. Or maybe you’ll meet a talking hedgehog and singing fox who will cast a spell to heal and revive one of your wounded fantasies. It’s also conceivable that you will recover a magic seed that had been lost or forgotten, and attract the help of a fairy godmother or godfather to help you ripen it.

continued from previous page Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. Fire & Wine Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Forsyth Farmers Market Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Happy Hour 39 Rue De Jean favorites at happy hour 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.. 912-721-0595. holycityhospitality. com/39-rue-de-jean-savannah/. 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@ 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. Taste of Lucky’s Market Sample products from all Lucky’s departments. Free savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St. Tybee Island Farmers Market Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, granola, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. Stephen Johnson, 206 Miller Ave. Wine Sampling Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer. savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St.


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. GVNT HAVS GVNT HAVS is a free monthly drag show that houses the unique antics of the House of Gunt, a Savannah based free-form drag collective whose mission is to connect the trashy with the flashy, the kitschy with the classy, and the people of Savannah with a breath of fresh, queer air. Free first Thursday of every month, 10 p.m. houseofgunt@ Chuck’s Bar, 305 W. River St. Savannah Pride, Inc. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c nonprofit. ongoing. Stand Out Youth A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-288-1034. standoutyouth. org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. What Makes a Family A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-352-2611.

Literary Events

Historical Writers Guild The HWG will endeavor to offer a variety of programs for both published and unpublished writers to promote historical fiction and creative non-fiction. All compatible and cross-genre works to historical writing are welcome. HWG is also open to hobbyist writers to enjoy a relaxed and fun environment. Annual dues $20 second Monday of every month, 7-9 p.m. 713-907-8627. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. Lecture: Before the First Amendment: Separating Church and State in Colonial America Dr. Christopher Curtis, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Armstrong State University, hosts this lecture. Tue., Oct. 11, 7 p.m. The Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Lecture: The Midway Cemetery: Tales of Love, War and Mystery Diane Kroell, director of the Midway Museum, will tell the strange and interesting history of the Midway Cemetery, which has been in use since before the Revolutionary War. $5 donation to the museum for nonmembers Thu., Oct. 6, 7-8 p.m. Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. Peacock Party Celebrate the 27th anniversary of the Flannery O’Connor Home Foundation, Inc. and the ongoing effort to preserve this award-winning author’s legacy in Savannah. This annual soiree will include heavy

hors d’oeuvres, vintage cocktails, a silent auction and live entertainment. All proceeds will support ongoing programs, building maintenance and outreach initiatives at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home in Savannah. Period-appropriate dress optional. $100 donation per person requested Sat., Oct. 8, 5-8 p.m. 912-2336014. 508 E. Taylor Street, 508 E. Taylor Street. The Savannah Quill Book Convention The Savannah Quill Convention offers a family friendly event promoting local authors, writers and artists. The convention brings writers and readers together to help promote childhood literacy. Special guests include storyteller J’miah Nabawi, Coastal Empire Squad of the 501st Star Wars group, Princess Productions, Comedian Phil Keeling, Authors Joshua Vasquez, Winfield Strock III, Bobby Nash, Arylias Nova and Randyl Bishop. $10 Sat., Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown, 6711 Abercorn St.

Nature and Environment

Coffee with a Ranger Start your morning right by getting coffee and having a discussion with a park ranger. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Dolphin Project Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. ongoing. GreenDrinks Savannah A happy hour networking gathering for folks who want to save the Earth. Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Location varies monthly. Check the “GreenDrinks Savannah” facebook page. Free to attend. Cash bar. second Tuesday of every month, 5 p.m. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive. How Our Forests Can Save Us Walk with us through the fascinating forest and discover how these woods provide almost everything we need, including cooling our planet. $7.50 Sun., Oct. 9, 9 a.m. Dunham Farms, 5836 Islands Hwy. Night Skies Astronomy Program Dr. John Hewitt, UNF-Physics Department, will offer a short presentation about the wonders of the night sky followed by a short walk to the fort for viewing through telescopes. A limited number of telescopes will be made available for public use; we encourage participants to bring their own to reduce viewing times. Sat., Oct. 8, 7 p.m. Fort Frederica, 6515 Frederica Rd. Plantation Tour Plantation tour and reception for guests. Light supper. Then coffee and sweets on the dock while we watch the peak time for the Draconids meteor shower. $20 for supper Fri., Oct. 7, 4 p.m. 912-880-4500. Dunham Farms, 5836 Islands Hwy.

Sunrise Walk Sunrise walk captures one of the coast’s most beautiful moments. Sat., Oct. 8, 7:15 a.m. 912-880-4500. Dunham Farms, 5836 Islands Hwy. Walk on the Wild Side A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912395-1500. oatlandisland. org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Wilderness Southeast A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-236-8115.

Religious & Spiritual

Band of Sisters Prayer Group All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. georgia. Buddhist Meditation Everyone is welcome. Experience not necessary. Visit our website for location, meditation periods and classes. Individual instruction upon request. Email Cindy Un Shin Beach at 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@ 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. savannahgratitude. Bull Street

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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. Jesus Yeshua Holidays and plans for 2017 underway for young adults and college Christians. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee 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. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton 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 for more information or contact 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. 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 54 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. Tapestry Church A church for all people! We don’t care what you are wearing, just that you are here. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, Tapestry is committed to delivering a creative, challenging, straight forward, and honest message about the role of biblical principles in your life. Come experience an environment that helps you connect with God and discover his incredible purpose for your life. Join us every Sunday morning 10AM at the Habersham YMCA. Sundays, 10 a.m. YMCA (Habersham Branch), 6400 Habersham St. Theatre: The Sound of Music 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. 9, 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. The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.

Special Screenings

Film: Bloody Muscle Builder to Hell Shot by a group of friends and amateur movie geeks on Super-8 film cameras at some point between 1990 and 2009 (no one knows exactly when) and only released on limited-edition VHS tapes in Japan, this hour-long movie is clearly based on the second Evil Dead film, and duplicates much of its plot. $7 Wed., Oct. 5, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Film: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil The Lucas Theatre is presenting this film to honor the memory of the Grand Empress of Savannah, Lady Chablis. A memorial service will be held from 4-6pm at the theatre the same day, followed by a brief reception at Club One downtown. Sat., Oct. 8, 8 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Saving Private Ryan Part of the Florence’s Rooftop Reels series. Free Sun., Oct. 9, 7 p.m. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive.

Film: The Jungle Book Part of the Florence’s Rooftop Reels series. Free Sun., Oct. 9, 5 p.m. The Florence, 1 B West Victory Drive. Film: The Magnificent Seven A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the village elders send three of the farmers into the United States to search for gunmen to defend them. They end up with seven, each of whom comes for a different reason. They must prepare the town to repulse an army of forty bandits who will arrive wanting food. Fri., Oct. 7, 7 p.m. trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Punk Rock Movie Night Join the Sentient Bean for a monthly series of movies directly inspired by punk music, fashion or general attitude. The movie will start promptly at 8PM. Admission is free for customers. Attendees are invited to discuss and or promote any events or shows happening around town. second Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

Sports & Games

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. 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. 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. Grief 101 Support Group Seven-week morning or evening adult support group offers tools to learn to live with loss. Tuesdays, 10am-11am; or Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Free of charge. Offered by Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-303-9442. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 6000 Business Center Drive. Saturday Group Run or Walk Join us in our quest for fitness. Beginners are welcome. We can help you exceed your fitness goals. Free Saturdays, 7-8:15 a.m. 912-398-4130. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Sav. Strider Weekly Group Run or Walk Downtown Join us for a run or walk downtown or over the bridge if you’re feeling froggy. The best part is afterwards when we get coffee

or whatever else your heart desires from Savannah Coffee Roasters. Free Sundays, 7-8 a.m. 912-398-4130. runthecity@live. com. Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 West Liberty Street. Savannah Bike Polo Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. See facebook for info. ongoing. savannahbikepolo. Ultimate Frisbee Come play Ultimate! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm until dark. Sundays, 4:30pm until we get tired. The west side of Forsyth Park. Bring a smile, two shirts (one light or white, one dark), water, and cleats (highly recommended). ongoing. pick-up/. Forsyth Park, 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. Flip Flop Tiki Bar & Grill, 117 Whitaker St.

Support Groups

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. 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. Alzheimer’s Caregiver and Family Support Group For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. ongoing. 912-236-0363 x143. Amputee Support Group Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. ongoing. 912-355-7778. Back Pain Support Group Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-727-2959 ongoing. Brain Injury Support Group For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. ongoing. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave.


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Accepting Items for Sale applications for Dry Clean Pressers, Shirt Pressers & Cemetery Lots Counter Clerk. Apply in CRYPT AT HILLCREST ABBEY person: 8401 Ferguson Cemetery on Wheaton. Love Avenue. No phone calls. Building B, Tier C, Crypt #8. Valued at $10,500, asking $3,000. 912D & J CONSTRUCTION 236-1363


Heavy Equipment

Concrete Finisher. Experienced Only need apply. Call Dave, 912368-2133 EXPERIENCED SHIRT PRESSER Needed Monday-Friday. Apply in person: Campbell’s Cleaners, 8422 Waters Avenue.

1993 KUBOTA L2950 4x4 Tractor with loader, 1803 hours, 31 HP, 3 Cyl Diesel engine. $2,000. Call (508) 6574794

Pets & Animals

Used Car Sales has opening for a CERTIFIED MECHANIC, as a partner seeking to establish your own business location. Must have own tools & driver’s license. Call John, 912-234-0548 UTILITY CREW MEMBERS, Pipe layers, hill men and tail men, 2 or more years experience will be considered. Call 912-486-4632


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BOSTON TERRIER Mom selling her puppies. 3 Males $400 each; 4 Females $350/ each. TEXT 912-297-0616

Homes For Sale

Jobs Help Wanted ACCEPTING RESUMES only for Office processing position. Base Salary offered. Contact Sharon or Megan. Health Pointe Ortho Gear, LLC. 713 East 65th Street. Savannah, GA. (912) 356-1797

CAR DETAILERS NEEDED Johnson Bros. Car Wash, 4215 C Montgomery Street, across from Enmark. Call 912-3414444.

AWESOME BUNGALOW with new paint! 11 Timberline Drive. 3 or 4 Bedrooms. $135,000 Tom Whitten, 912-663-0558. Realty Executives Coastal Empire 912355-5557

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garage, screened in porch, play area for kids, carpet, LR, DR, CH/A, kitchen w/appliances, laundry room, fenced yard. $1225/month.

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3BR/1BA, LR, appliances, double door refrigerator, central heat/air, carpet throughout, washer/dryer hookup $765/month.

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off MLK. Carpet, tile floors, laundry hookup, kitchen w/appliances, ceiling fans, large rooms, secured entrance. Downstairs unit. $645/ month.

807 Paulsen St. 2BR/1BA Apt.

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Westside / Eastside Savannah: 37th, 38th, & 42nd Streets. Adult Living. Furnished, all utilities incl. Washer/Dryer on premises, cable TV, WiFi/ Internet. $130-$200/weekly. Requirements: Pay stubs/ID. Call 912-677-0271

SECTION 8 WELCOME *24A MASTICK: 2BR/1BA, lower unit. $625/month. *2199 IOWA: 3BR/1.5BA, Super Deluxe! $1,050. *505 VINSON: 4BR/1.5BA, Large! $1050 912-257-6181

SINGLE, Family Home w/ Room for Rent: Furnished, includes utilities, central heat/air, Comcast cable, washer/dryer. Ceramic tile in kitchen & bath. Shared VERY NICE 2 Bedroom House, 702 Kitchen & bath. Call 912E. 38th Street. C/HA, stove/fridge, 963-7956, leave message fenced, w/d connection. Off street parking. $595 per month. Roommate Wanted 912-355-7886, 912-667-7347. SHARED LIVING for age 50 & older. Private room, CH/A, cable, paid utilities. Shared bath, kitchen ROOMS FOR RENT and common area. $600 & Up. ID $75 MOVE-IN SPECIAL & proof of income required. Call ON 2ND WEEK Clean, large, furnished. Busline, 912-308-5455 cable, utilities, central heat/air. $100-$130/weekly. Rooms with Automotive bath $145. Call 912-289-0410. *Paycheck stub or Proof of Cars/Trucks/Vans income and ID required.

Room for Rent

1111 East 57 Street, 2 BR/1BA Apartment, newly painted, galley kitchen, w/d connections, new floors. $675/ mo $675 deposit. 912-655-4303

3127 GILBERT STREET Thunderbolt, near Savannah State. 3000s.f., 4 bed/2.5 bath, 2-car garage, completely remodeled. $1500/mo, $1500/ AVAILABLE ROOMS: dep. 912-844-3990, or 912-655- CLEAN, comfortable rooms. 9121 Washer/dryer, air, cable, ceiling 3BR/2BA HOUSE, private fans. $125-$145 weekly. No neighborhood, dead end street. deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065 Close to everything. Fenced ROOMS FOR RENT - Ages 40 backyard, small storage shed, & better. $150 weekly. No carport, washer/dryer conn. deposit. Furnished rooms. All $950/Rent, $900 cash deposit. utilities included. On Busline. Small pets OK. No calls after 8pm. Call 912-844-5995 912-308-0206 APTS. AND ROOMS FOR RENT Clean and safe. Call 912342-3840 or 912-690-909

By Daffin Park: 2BR/1BA APARTMENT: Refrigerator, stove, washer/dryer hookup, central heat/air, $685/month + $685 deposit. No pets. 912-657-4583 COMPLETELY RESTORED HOME: 3BR/1BA with bonus, CH/A, double driveway, hardwood and tile floors, fireplace with heat surge, new range, microwave, refrigerator, cabinet. $1145/mo\. 912-856-7653 MONTHLY 123 Miller Pines Road, Pooler. 3BR/2BA, LR, central heat/air, total electric. $800/month, $800/ deposit. WEEKLY 821 Amaranth Avenue: 1BR Apt. Furnished with utilities included. On busline. $225/weekly; $150/ deposit. Call 912-441-5468


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The Lucas Theatre is presenting this film to honor the memory of the Grand Empress of Savannah, Lady Chablis. A memorial service will be held from 4-6pm at the theatre the same day, followed by a brief reception at Club One downtown.




Tuesday, October 11th at 7:30pm

For Tickets & Info: 912.525.5050



Thursday, November 3rd at 8pm

Don’t forget. Arrive from 7:00 - 7:30 on movie nights to enjoy Happy Half Hour!


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