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Film: The Psychopath

Dark, disturbing and freaky, this astoundingly rare piece of low-budget Grindhouse sleaze has never been released anywhere in the world on DVD and is extremely hard to locate on VHS. 8 p.m. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $7

Concert: Toni Braxton SAT 10.22

Seven-time GRAMMY Awardwinning singer, songwriter and actress Toni Braxton comes to Savannah. 8 p.m. Johnny Mercer Theatre 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Lecture: Ted Dennard WED 10.19

Trustees’ Garden Club invites the public to hear Ted Dennard of the Savannah Bee Company speak about “Honeybee Love: a Tour of Honeybees and the World of Good They Do.” 11 a.m. Coastal Georgia Center 305 Fahm St. No charge 912-667-4824

Wednesday 10.19

Lecture: Ted Dennard

Trustees’ Garden Club invites the public to hear Ted Dennard of Savannah Bee Company’s “A Tour of Honeybees and the World of Good They Do.” 11 a.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. No charge

Food Truck Festival #2

Thursday 10.20

SUN 10.23

Community Concert

Celebrate the legalization of food trucks while supporting the Children’s Hospital of Savannah. Enjoy over 30 food trucks, beer, craft vendors, free yoga in the park, and more. 11 a.m. Daffin Park 1198 Washington Ave

Savannah Voice Festival’s artists present faves in opera, musical theatre and song in this 90 minute concert. 6 p.m. Christ Church Episcopal, 28 Bull Street.

Crosscurrents: Land, Labor and the Port

Art Rise Savannah has partnered with the Textile Society of America on eight simultaneous exhibitions organized by nationally recognized curators as part of the TSA’s biennial symposium. 6-9:30 p.m. Art Rise Savannah, 2427 Desoto Ave.

Film: The Way We Were

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Once participants receive their maps and wristbands, they and their dogs can take a self-guided trick-or-treat tour of Savannah, get free treats, free exercise, and the opportunity to get in on a costume contest, raffle drawings, and whatever entertainment and other freebies the businesses have to offer. noon Canine Palace Inc 618 Abercorn St. $5 wagoween.com

Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford are star-crossed lovers. For your $10 ticket you get a glass of wine and hankies. 7-9 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $10 tybeeposttheater.showare.com/

Lecture: Building Beauty in the Urban Environment

Talk by former Charleston mayor Joe Riley, in the Savannah Urbanism Series. 5:30 p.m. Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. $10

Shane Mauss: A Good Trip Comedy Tour

Mauss has appeared on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, and Showtime. 9 p.m. The Wormhole, 2307 Bull St. $15-$50

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Friday 10.21 Dance: Dracula: Ballet with a Bite

Columbia City Ballet presents this thrilling performance. 7:30 p.m. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W Oglethorpe 912-651-6550. savannahcivic.com

Film: American Honey

Star, a teenage girl from a troubled home, runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling magazine subscriptions door to door. Cinema Savannah presents. 7 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. $10

Greek Festival

The annual festival will feature homemade foods, desserts, dancing, church tours, market place, a live band and much more during the three-day celebration of Greek food, music and heritage. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson Street.

Halloween Hike

Children are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. Treat bags provided. Face painting, fossil hunting, games and crafts and food will be available. 5-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday Oatland Island Wildlife Ctr, 711 Sandtown Rd. $10 child, $5 adult

Katt Williams

The comedian performs in Savannah as part of his Conspiracy Theory tour. 8 p.m. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W Oglethorpe

Midnight Garden Ride

Casually-paced, police-escorted ride through Savannah’s most beautiful neighborhoods returns to Grayson Stadium for live music from Britt Scott and other artists, food and beverages. 7 p.m. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr.

The Pop-Up Shop

Featuring Savannah and NYC designers and artists, including Scarabee Jewelry, Mamie Ruth, Brooke Atwood, and more. Oct. 21-29 Trustees Garden, 10 East Broad Street. shoptrustees.com

Theatre: The Scarlet Letter Thurs-Sun

We all know the famous story of Hester Prynne, written by the great Nathaniel Hawthorne. Savannah Stage Company takes the words off the page and transforms them into a hauntingly beautiful adaptation about love, life, betrayal, and of course, adultery. 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. $15 or pay what you can 912-421-9484 savannahstagecompany.com

Theatre: Clueless: The Case of the Missing Art!

Tybee Arts’ production is an interactive mystery-comedy cocktail party, set on Tybee Island. 6 p.m. Tybee Arts Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr. $25 tybeearts.org

Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820

This October, see a newly imagined historical recreation of Savannah’s dreadful Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820.. 7:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Davenport House, 324 East State St. $22 advance, $25 at door davenporthousemuseum.org

Saturday 10.22 2016 Savannah Film Festival

Each year more than 40,000 people take part in a variety of film competitions, special screenings, workshops, panels and lectures. Oct. 22-29 See stories and schedule this issue filmfest.scad.edu/

Alan Ables Book Signing

Code Day Zero involves the USS Roland Guerin & Grass Roots Constitution and time travel back to the Highly sought-after bassist Guerin played War of 1812. on Marcus Robert’s Grammy Award2-4 p.m. nominated recording of George Gershwin’s Barnes & Noble, 7804 Abercorn St. classic Rhapsody in Blue (1996) 8-10 p.m. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $20 6 https://tybeeposttheater.showare.com/

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black and white clientele. Kathleen Curtis Wilson, author of a soon-to-be-published book on this subject, will discuss Elizabeth’s journey from a slave cabin she shared with 10 family members to a home of her own and a thriving business. 2 p.m. Jepson Center, 207 West York St. Museum members free, non-members $5

Savannah Pride

Celebrate diversity with live music, vendors, and a full day of sights, sounds, and love. Begins 11 a.m. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.

Wagoween

Once participants receive their maps and wristbands, they and their dogs can take a self-guided trick-or-treat tour of Savannah, get free treats and the opportunity to get in on a costume contest, raffle drawings. noon Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St. $5 wagoween.com

Concert: Toni Braxton

Seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Toni Braxton comes to Savannah. 8 p.m. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W Oglethorpe

Forsyth Farmers Market

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

Glow The Mall Pink Midnight Madness 5K

The run/walk starts at 11:55pm, giving you 5 minutes to get ready for midnight madness. Virtual pink out, with pink lights and special effects, pink glow necklaces, a pink carpet and much more. Portion of the proceeds to local Breast Cancer support charities. 11:45 p.m. Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn Ext. $25 glowthemallpink.com/

Jonathan Rabb Book Signing

Novelist and essayist Jonathan Rabb signs copies of his newest book, “Among the Living.” 12-2 p.m. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St.

Lecture: Talent and Beauty: A 19th Century African American Story

This program explores the story of an enslaved African American woman named Annie Crawford and her daughter Elizabeth, who established herself as a successful dressmaker serving both

Sunday 10.23 Collin’s Barefoot Comedy Club

National headline comedian Collin Moulton’s stand-up comedy show is now a monthly event at the Post. 7-9 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. $15 adults, $5 children https://tybeeposttheater.showare.com/

Food Truck Festival #2

Celebrate the legalization of food trucks while supporting the Children’s Hospital of Savannah. Enjoy over 30 food trucks, beer, craft vendors, free yoga in the park, and more. 11 a.m. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave.

Theatre: Cats

Part of Asbury’s God on Broadway series, a worship service that combines sermons with Broadway musical themes. 11:15 a.m. Asbury Memorial UMC, 1008 Henry St. Free and open to the public

Monday 10.24 Seersucker Shots!

Seersucker Live and Savannah State University present a reading by poet Frank X. Walker, plus an open mic for contributors to SSU’s Estuary literary magazine. 7 p.m. The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty St. Free


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IN THE aftermath of Hurricane Matthew people have a lot more important things to worry about than newspaper articles. But I thought it was important to point out that this week we are republishing some pieces about some important local events that had to be abruptly rescheduled as the storm approached. The Midnight Garden Ride and the Savannah Greek Festival will indeed happen this coming weekend, despite being rudely bumped off the calendar for a week by Mr. Matthew. These two events are particularly important to their host organizations. For the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, the Midnight Garden Ride is by far their biggest fundraiser of the year. It is vital that folks come out this Friday to support this very deserving local advocacy organization. The congregation of St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox also depends a great deal on the proceeds from the annual Greek Festival. They are open this Friday and Saturday for your enjoyment. As the leaves and fallen branches settle from the hurricane, a city pulls itself up from the ground and moves on.

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The often-confusing, even incompetent mismanagement of the pre-storm period will inevitably be forgotten, as these things often are. People will only remember how quickly the Georgia Power crews got things up and running, and how thorough the City of Savannah cleanup crews have proven to be. Politicians being politicians, they will take credit for the hard work of others, and the mass confusion among local authorities before the storm will vanish from public memory completely. The special guests coming from all over the world for the Savannah Film Festival will likely see a Hostess City completely back to normal. Most are unlikely to see any trace of Matthew’s damage. But that’s the way it goes — and that’s why the people need to stay ever vigilant. Looking back, if there is one silver lining from the storm, it’s that for a few days our Facebook feeds were filled with something else besides the constant droning drumbeat of hysterical political invective over the presidential election. As I write this, early voting is in effect all week on Eisenhower Drive, and it cannot come soon enough for me. You probably feel the same way. In a few short weeks, the year-long divisive hate-fest in America that is the 2016

presidential campaign will reach some kind of resolution. As is the case with Hurricane Matthew, we will eventually find a way to remember the good, and sweep the bad under the rug. It’s no one’s fault — it’s human nature. It is what it is. In the end what we will remember about Hurricane Matthew is not only how quickly the lights came back on, but the feeling of not taking so much for granted. We will remember that first hot shower, that first cold beer, that first sigh of relief. We will remember the Great Storm of ‘16, which will take its place in the annals of Savannah history alongside the monster hurricanes of the 1890s. Those catastrophic unnamed storms, long gone from living memory, felled nearly every tall tree in Chatham County. The storm-stricken tree canopy in Savannah you see today was planted in large part due to the apocalyptic damage from the storms of the 19th Century. Those striplings became the mighty trees you see today, in various degress of distress from Matthew. But that’s how it goes. From seed to fallen branch, nature — human or otherwise — always wins in the end. cs

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Comcast “blows” like Hurricane Matthew

Editor, My wife and I love reading your weekly column in Connect Savannah and certainly last weeks editorial (“Disastrous Leadership”) hit close to home! We live on Isle of Hope (IOH) and evacuated to family in Marietta the Friday of the storm. We were lucky to avoid the “blood and guts” endured by those brave souls that rode it out! Upon returning to Savannah on Wednesday, we were “greeted” by 3 fallen trees (2 in back yard and 1 in front). Insurance had already been alerted as was our handyman for repairs to all our fences. Luckily no damage was done to our house and GA power was stellar in restoring power ASAP, as was AT&T with line phone and Internet/DSL. But Jim ... PLEASE let our community

know that the “Cust Serv” and responsiveness NOT shown by COMCAST is a blow to all our residents ... especially our neighbors on Raleigh Drive and all of Isle of Hope. The total ignorance and disavowal of major infrastructure problems by a big billion-dollar company simply blows my mind! Their brainless and insulting “VoiceJail” system is an insult to customers’ intelligence! I agree with ALL your comments in the editorial but think an addendum has been “earned” by Comcast as the utterly WORST and most UNRESPONSIVE cable TC service in the world! We are currently watching old “Cheers” episodes thanks to Apple TV and AT&T ingenuity ... Where the F _CK is Comcast?! They are the WORST of the WORST). John

Leadership lacking during Hurricane Matthew

Editor, Regarding your column “Disastrous Leaderhip”: Couldn’t agree with you more on the lack of leadership from Georgia in general and Chatham County specifically. My wife and I have been transplants to Savannah from Wisconsin. Trust me when I say that the Wisconsin media know what they speak of. The Georgia people however seemed to disappear from the daily updates we saw while sitting in Buckhead. We had a motel reserved until Sunday and began making our way back to Skidaway Island Sunday morning.   You can imagine our surprise when we were stopped at the border and told that there was an arbitrary 5:00 pm green light to get into Chatham County. All we wanted to do was return to our

house to see what kind of damage was done. I can tell you that we will NOT BE LEAVING THE NEXT TIME THERE IS A VOLUNTARY OR MANDATORY EVACUATION order. Mike

Roadblocks ‘oppressive’

Editor, Thanks for your recent column “Disastrous Leadership” — it needed to be done. I think the only other points are CEMA leadership, I believe, are appointed. Not sure by who, but accountability there for sure.  Finally, the roadblocks were oppressive.  There was no reason to prevent rentry... and it punished those who actually did obey the evac order (and provide motivation not to next time) Kevin


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AS THE warnings built, and the storm approached last week, my expectation was that the storm would somehow pass us by, as every other hurricane had since I moved here 10 years ago, from Washington, DC. The people on the Weather Channel talked doom and gloom, but they always do. They always find a way to get Jim Cantore out in high winds and stinging rain, showing us not only how bad it is “out there” but, of course, how tough he is. With my condo on the third floor of my building, flooding was not a concern. First Matthew went through Haiti, leaving tremendous destruction and loss of life behind. That was not unexpected, except for the scale of the loss of life due to the abject poverty and substandard living conditions there. The pictures came in, and they were not dissimilar to what always occurs when a hurricane hits an impoverished area of the developing world. Homes destroyed, massive flooding, and widespread loss of life, requiring a massive response in aid from other countries. Matthew continued on through the Bahamas, and on the Wednesday when that was occurring, I went to my local Kroger, on Abercorn across from Savannah Mall, and found it busier than I had ever seen it in all my years shopping there. Staples like bread, water, milk, and eggs were in short supply or already gone. People shopped with looks of concern and worry on their faces. S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley had already announced a mandatory evacuation from all coastal areas, and a similar order was expected here. Having no family in the area, and with most of my friends already planning to leave, I had no plan of my own. If I left, how far inland would I have to drive to be safe? How hard would it be to find a motel that would take in my cat and I? How would my cat act all that time in the car? She gets very unhappy in just the five-mile drive to the vet. All of these concerns ultimately led me to decide to stay and ride it out. Looking around the parking lot of my condo development Thursday morning, I was a bit surprised to see how many cars were still here. It looked like I would have plenty of company if I stayed, and that proved to be the case. Watching the Weather Channel constantly, they kept showing the storm track,

and talking about all the destruction coming to Florida. Some of my Facebook friends who live on the East coast of Florida had been posting regularly about their preparations, and most of them were staying put as well. Fortunately they all survived without any major damage to their homes and selves. As the day wore on, I kept considering leaving, and kept talking myself out of it. I had a reasonable amount of food that did not require refrigeration or preparation, like cookies, chips, and donuts, and plenty of ice to keep the beer cold if/when the power went out, fresh batteries in my flashlights and radio, candles and matches. My bathtub was full of water, as was every other available container I had, so I considered myself as ready as I could be. I wondered if I should tape my windows, so I googled that, and found out it was not recommended. Friday morning arrived, and Matthew was heading to Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, having already passed Palm Beach and other areas of SE Florida. The Weather Channel got a Coast Guard officer on the phone, and when he said, “No, we haven’t had to rescue anyone. We haven’t even gotten any calls,” they immediately cut him off and went looking for some destruction and high winds. They quickly found some in Daytona, with a classic hurricane cliché. A gas station pump canopy torn off and flapping in the breeze, with an excited reporter giving the account. Looking forward to watching the Nationals-Dodgers playoff game kept me focused through the afternoon, and I was grateful to still have power when the game started. Unfortunately, our power went out in the 4th inning I went to get my radio, and was happy to find a station broadcasting the game, so I sat in my recliner, listening to the game, and listening to the wind outside, though it was still not so bad that I had to close all my windows. Listening to the game into the 8th inning, suddenly the station went quiet, having lost their power or having their transmitter knocked out. I then put some beers in a cooler, made sure all my windows were closed, and went down to the ground floor to see if any of my neighbors were around. I found two from the second floor and two from the first floor, on the edge of the breezeway, watching the trees and bushes blow around.


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I offered everyone a beer, but they all had plenty of their own, so we sat there, watched, drank, and talked until about 11 p.m., when the wind and rain got so strong we all went back to our units to hunker down. Getting a small signal on my phone, I was able to find out that the Nationals had lost to the Dodgers, 4-3. I sat on my bed for a while, with candles lit, watching the trees and bushes whip around, and listen to the wind howl. Sleep finally came around 1 a.m., but it was fitful. Waking up every couple of hours, gratefully looking outside to see that my car had not been crushed, and that all the trees were still standing. When the sun creeped over the horizon Saturday morning, the rain was still coming down, but not sideways, and the wind was abating. I went downstairs to find my neighbors clustered around a first floor unit where two of my neighbors had stayed. They had a small generator, with sufficient power to run a coffee maker, and recharge all our phones. Assessing the damage, we fully realized how lucky we had been, with all the buildings intact, no windows blown out in our building, and none of our cars or trucks damaged. Finding a local radio station on, I listened to stories of the night before

One of the many poignant scenes following the storm. Photo by Carolyn m. dimmick

from around the area, and learned even more how fortunate we had been, with reports of numerous large trees uprooted and blocking roads all over the area and the Windsor Forest neighborhood, something I saw firsthand in a drive around the neighborhood on Sunday. Water and donuts for breakfast tasted great, and I was able to text my siblings, in St. Louis, Buffalo, and DC that I was OK.

My neighbors and I hung out and swapped stories most of the day Saturday, and one of them had a box of MRE’s that he shared with all of us, though I chose to pass, for no special reason, except that I had eaten a ham, turkey, and cheese sandwich earlier that afternoon, keeping that in a cooler as well. One of the neighbors gave me a couple of candles she didn’t like, as mine were just

about gone. I went to bed Saturday night with some windows open and sirens howling in the distance, a post-storm lullaby. Sunday morning I felt the need for a shower, so I let the water out of the tub, and showered by candlelight, which proved not to be as romantic as it sounds. My neighbors were gathered around the generator, and we talked some more about our good fortune. One of them had driven around and said that there were downed trees all over the neighborhood, but she had not seen any down on the property. I drove around a little myself, out to Abercorn, around the mall, where a staging area for utility trucks had been set up, around to Rio Rd., and back home, where I found several utility trucks working on getting our power back on. I came back to my unit, and let my neighbors know that a crew was working just outside our gate. A bit before noon on Sunday, the power came back on, just in time for me to set my lineups on my fantasy football teams. Living through a hurricane was never on my bucket list, and I’m still not entirely sure that staying was the right thing to do, considering the scope of the damage and destruction in the area, something I have never seen before in my life, anyplace I have lived, but it was quite an adventure. cs

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His orbits were in full effect on the recent occasion of his 80th birthday at the Tybee Island Social Club. Owners Sarah By Jessica Leigh Lebos and Kurtis Schumm tended a spread of jll@connectsavannah.com Lowcountry Boil and steamed oysters as childhood buddy and car czar Dale Critz It’s 3 P.M. on Yom Kippur, and the first shook hands with Londoner Charles Frathing Bobby Zarem does when I walk into zier, circled by power couples India and his Ardsley Park living room is offer me a Robert King, Karen and Kurt Oelschig piece of chocolate. and Drs. Carmela and Chris Pettigrew. “Oh that’s right, you’re fasting!” he Savannah Philharmonic conductor says apologetically, pointing me to a chair Peter Shannon lounged on the patio next instead. to actress and Tybee resident Diana ScarI look at the candy longingly and sit down, wid while nephew Robbie Zarem waxed determined to stay focused on interviewing on about fuel cells with Foss and Chris the legendary publicist in time for SavanHodges. Overseeing hostessing duties were nah Film Festival season, even with a Beth Vantosh, Lisa Kaminsky and Karen grumbling stomach. I’m probably already a Guinn of the group of doting women I call heretic for working on the Day of Atonement “Zarem’s Harem.” anyway, but I’m in good company, since As the couple of hundred other guests Bobby confesses he hasn’t observed Jewish schmoozed, the honoree sat in the middle holidays since he was a little pisher. of the room, grinning from one tuft of “I used to sneak out of synagogue serwhite hair to the other. vices at the BB Jacob to get an egg salad “It was the ‘who’s who’ of my Savannah, sandwich,” he laughs, slapping his knee. my world, even if some people couldn’t make God must’ve been in on the plan, ‘cause it,” he reflects a week and a half later as we sit those egg salad days were the fulcrum of in the living room, pointing out the birthday the maven Bobby Zarem was to become. bouquet sent by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas on the coffee table. After an illicit snack with the other All around his childhood home is eviHebrew school dropouts, he’d head over to A few members of “Zarem’s Harem” celebrate the 80th birthday of the PR legend. dence of his world, from signed movie the Weis Theatre on Broughton to take in posters to framed photos of him with Tom the latest Errol Flynn or Rita Hayworth Hanks and Christy Turlington. Also on flick, seeding an unstoppable passion VIPs for the premiere of the Who’s Tommy. employee to light, but the BZ machine conthe wall is a glowering portrait of the pubfor the transformative and transportive (Turnabout for that shitty stock broker tinues to thrum. licist as a young man painted by his late power of the silver screen. job, no doubt.) As I sit drooling over the box of chocolates, brother, Danny, the famous stylist credMost of us can relate (hosannas to Another columnist once described him as he takes calls from Page Six columnist Rich- ited for inventing men’s casualwear. Eisenhower Cinemas for offering refuge “more connected than a set of deluxe Legos,” ard Johnson and negotiates a cameo on His other brother, Harvey, a renowned and free showings in the days after Hurribut his ability to network also extended to the Bravo reality show “Southern Charms” Hollywood plastic surgeon, passed away in cane Matthew!) But the remarkable thing places. He claims the “I Love New York” as assistant Jeremy Scheinbart handles 2015. The youngest Zarem mensch carries about BZ’s love of movies is how it grew campaign that brought the city out of its ter- the Comcast rep and AC guy who have come on, insisting that he’s already planning his into a 55-plus year career of making audirible tourism slump in the 70s, and his small around after the hurricane. 90th birthday party. ences love them, too. “I feel like I’m finally reaching puberty! Southern hometown has received its share While he’s no longer the manic nightBorn and raised in Savannah, he folI’m serious!” crawler depicted by Al Pacino in People lowed his older brothers on the nice Jewish of press over the decades. If you’ve ever hung out with BZ, you might “I realized how fantastic Savannah was I Know, BZ still goes to the movies a few boy path to Andover, Yale and then New recognize some items missing from this tabbut the rest of the world didn’t know it, so times a week and doesn’t discount taking York, where there was a short-lived gig on early on in my career I started getting colin a screening or two at the festival. He’s on leau. But the thing about interviewing pubWall Street before he chucked the idea of licists is they’re very clever to tell you what’s umn items and stories in New York and the phone constantly—the same landline law school. “If I had to spend one more morning wait- international papers,” he crows, citing men- his parents installed in the 1930s—stoking off the record. Cross him and he’ll see you next Tuesday, if you catch my drift. tions of the Hostess City in the NY Times, relationships near and far, though these ing for the subway, I was going to jump in But all anyone really needs to know Vanity Fair and the Paris Herald Tribune. days he’s less of a star nebula and more of a front of a train,” he recalls with a grimace. is that though Bobby Zarem may have And of course, there’s the Savannah bona fide planet. Providence provided a dream job at a PR exchanged the Hamptons for Tybee Island Film Festival, which he helped SCAD launch Celebs like Michael Caine and Eric agency, and so BZ began honing the art and and Elaine’s for Circa and Cotton & Rye into the stratosphere by using his Legos to Idle come to visit on the regular, and craft of creating stars. Countless household (and The Grey and The Vault; seriously, bring big, HUUUGE names to town every Savannah folk of all ages gravitate to him names—including John Travolta, Anndon’t ask him to pick a favorite restaurant), Margaret and Arnold Schwarzenegger— October for 15 years. In 2010, the same year for his stories and—admit it—maybe a his star is shining bright as ever. he moved back home for good, life made one sprinkle of that famous stardust. (I mean owe their professional arcs to Bobby Z, who As I’m leaving to get back to synagogue of those amazing circles when he accepted who doesn’t want to sit next to Gerard snared the editorial attentions of Life and and finish atoning for the year’s sins, I ask the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award Butler at Mrs. Wilkes?) Time with earnest eight-page pitches and him if wants a ride, just for giggles. onstage at the Trustees Theatre—formerly But the real reason people love Bobby handwritten thank you notes. “Nah, what for? I don’t have a single the Weis, where he’d ditched Torah study for Zarem is because he’s still wicked fun to be “I would have a vision for every person around, gossiping with unadulterated glee regret,” he chortles, eyes twinkling. and project, and I knew what would attract matinee idols all those years ago. “But here, take some chocolate with His partnership with the festival ended and introducing people to each other with people,” says the man Newsweek once abruptly in 2014 after he tried to bring genuine eagerness to see what comes of the you. You might want it for the movies later. dubbed “Superflack” after he filled a NY 12 subway station with 500 celebrities and allegations of sexual assault of a SCAD connection. You’re going to the movies, right?” cs


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Every year SCAD strives to bring to the Savannah Film Festival the most notable and exciting films to the Savannah Film Festival and 2016 is no exception. We at the festival programming team worked tirelessly to construct one of the most diverse, entertaining and enlightening programs to date for its savvy, film loving audience. New to the festival this year is the Global Shorts Forum, an impressive lineup of 49 narrative and doc shorts from around the world that speak to the issues affecting us as a global community. The shorts are arranged in blocks focusing on issues like immigration and the realities of the refugee crisis, racism, poverty and prejudice, LGBTQ stories, the effects of war, and current events such as gun control, the environment and more. The blocks screen at the SCAD Museum of Art and are FREE and open to the public, though a ticket is needed for each block. Kicking off the festival for the third year in a row, the renowned Docs to Watch series curated by the Hollywood Reporter’s

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Scott Feinberg, brings 10 Oscar worthy feature documentaries and their directors to Savannah, culminating in the Docs to Watch panel discussion on Sunday at 6pm at the Lucas Theatre. Included in the lineup is The Ivory Game, a heartbreaking look at the illegal poaching trade threatening to wipe out African Elephants within the next 15 years, and those devoted to stopping that from happening at all costs; Gleason about former New Orleans Saints former safety and his struggle with ALS; The First Monday in May, an intriguing look into the creation of the annual Met Gala and the discussion of whether fashion constitutes as art, and Life, Animated about a young autistic man named Owen who finds a way to communicate through the power of Disney films. Off the Rails, Tower, Weiner, Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, Miss Sharon Jones! and OJ: Made in America round out the series. continues on p. 16


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Gala screenings are always hot ticket sellouts and the sure fire Oscar darling Jackie, directed by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain and featuring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy, opens the festival. Both women possess a mysterious and private air that makes Portman a natural fit for exploring the inner workings of a First Lady reeling from personal loss in the midst of such a public grief. Another sure fire crowd pleaser features Savannah Film Festival’s beloved Miles Teller in Bleed for This, playing real life boxing champion Vinnie Pazienza, who after making a comeback, is hit in a headon collision and spends 6 months in a halo, attempting to heal enough to return to the ring. Along with Aaron Eckhart as Paz’s trainer Kevin Rooney, Teller delivers an unflinching performance that will have audiences glued to their seats, including the real Vinnie Paz who joins as a special guest of the festival. Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, featuring House of Cards star Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monae and newcomer Trevante Rhodes, and Jeff Nichols’ Loving, starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving finish off the festival with subtle and moving stories of love and the struggle to be true to that love. Moonlight tells the deeply intimate story of Chiron from childhood to adolescence to adulthood in three distinct, nuanced performances that create a sublime film experience showcasing the struggle of growing up as a black man in America, through a beautiful and unique lens that defies convention. Along with Loving, it is not to be missed. Though the experience of struggling with cancer sadly offers an unending well of tear-jerking, gut wrenching stories year 16 after year, finding the nuances of telling

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these important stories is a daunting task, one that writer/director Chris Kelly, an Emmy winning Co-Head writer at Saturday Night Live, and SNL alum and lead actress Molly Shannon superbly deliver in Other People, based on Kelly’s own

personal experiences. Shannon will be attendance, receiving a Spotlight award from the festival for her role as Joanne, a mother dying from the dreaded disease. La La Land, Paterson, Arrival, Christine, Manchester By the Sea, American Pastoral,

Trolls 3D, Lion, Trespass Against Us, I, Daniel Blake, Toni Erdman, and 20th Century Women round out the Gala and Signature screenings offered. Other notable and not to be missed screenings include Demian Bichir’s directorial debut Refugio, starring Bichir in the titular role along with Eva Longoria and Stefanie Sherk as a troubled exotic dancer that Refugio falls for and is determined to save from her current life. Bichir will be in attendance for a post-show Q&A. Also in attendance will be rising UK star Sam Claflin with his summer tearjerker Me Before You along with producer Alison Owen, discussing the film after the screening. Two unique and not to be missed films in the lineup are the new Studio Ghibli release The Red Turtle, dubbed “a wordless masterpiece” that had everyone talking in Toronto, and The Eagle Huntress, about the 13 year old Mongolian girl who overturns centuries of male dominated tradition to become the first female eagle hunter in her community. Both films are part of the Educational Series the festival offers to area schools to attend at no cost. The competition features and documentaries offer independent films from all over, including Amy Jo Johnson’s delightful The Space Between, about a man who discovers he’s not the father he thought he was. Definitely add Happy: A Small Film with a Big Smile to the list of must-see docs. The film showcases Augusta, Georgia visual artist Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman’s heartfelt story of overcoming grief from the loss of his life partner through art, and the unexpected “HAPPY” Campaign that evolved from it. Student, Animation and SuperShort! shorts also round out the exciting and diverse competition.


#Savff 2016 spotlight WHILE IT might be tempting to some to make snarky jokes about her previous role as Kimberly Ann Hart, the iconic Pink Power Ranger from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the truth is that Amy Jo Johnson has quietly amassed an impressive body of screen and film work in the meantime. A key supporting role as Julie in Felicity and a memorable star turn in the Disney flick Susie Q was followed by a move to Canada away from the Hollywood limelight to start a family. In Toronto, she secured an acclaimed regular role in the hit Canadian cop series Flashpoint from 2008-2012. A musician in addition to an actress and director, Johnson has released three wellreceived pop albums. In between, she has steadily increased her presence as a filmmaker, and that is her role when she comes down to Savannah to screen her first feature-length film, the comedy The Space Between, a surprise hit on the festival circuit this year. We spoke to Amy Jo last week. Usually at film festivals, the big audience hits are either depressing message movies, or feel-good comedies. Safe to say The Space Between is the latter? I’d say this film falls between the two topics. What I try to deal with as a filmmaker is finding the levity within the heavy subjects in life. We have to figure out how to laugh all the way through things. I like to describe this as a heartfelt comedy. And yet, this isn’t a woman’s story — it’s about the deeply personal odyssey of a man approaching middle age.

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The Space Between is talented actress/director’s first full-length feature by jim morekis jim@connectsavannah.com

This isn’t the first time you’ve directed yourself on screen, but it is your first feature film. Where do you get notes on your acting if you’re the director too? Luckily I don’t have a huge role in The Space Between. Some days I got to show up to work without going to hair and makeup, and those were my favorite days! I’m currently working on my second feature film – and I’m not going to be in it! Some days, when I did have to act, I just relied on the cast I surrounded myself with. I went to work fully organized, and

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When I first started writing it, the main focus wasn’t the coming of age of a 40 year old man, which is basically what it turned out to be. I had done a short film called Bent, the first short I ever did, and in that I found the kernel of a seed for this film. He’s dealing with his own fertility issues, and his wife decides to save the marriage by sleeping with a busboy at work. The father discovers his redheaded baby is not his. The film deals with his reaction to that.

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every day we knew exactly what needed to be done. To get it all shot within 17 days we had to be really organized. I don’t think I thought too much about it. We just did what we had to do. That said, as actor I’ve always felt incredibly insecure as a person. When I transitioned into filmmaking I began to feel a lot more confident in what I have to do and what I have to give.

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I think there are so many great roles now, partially because there’s so much great television now, and so many channels. Back in the day you had movie stars, but today there isn’t much difference. There’s certainly no difference anymore in the caliber of acting between movies and TV. I’m just the type of person who doesn’t look at what the obstacles are. I don’t think that way. I just do what I want to do and what my heart wants to do, and I get really scrappy about it! (laughs) Some things did change for the better when I moved my life to Canada. I didn’t have to worry about turning 35! I got out of LA and was able to grow old gracefully. In LA there is so much pressure for women to alter their appearance to appear unnaturally younger.

That said, you haven’t run away from your past as the Pink Power Ranger. In the mid ‘90s, there were a few years there when I wasn’t so much denying I was ever on the show, but I was not really wanting to talk about it either. After moving to Canada and doing Flashpoint, somewhere along the way I said, “This is my path. This is where I came from.” The big change came when I embraced social media, and starting doing Indiegogo to raise funding for movie projects. I realized all the support I had through people who knew the Power Rangers over the last 20 years before that. In embracing them, I’ve met so many wonderful people I wouldn’t have met otherwise. And now there’s going to be a big new Power Rangers movie next year, so the whole thing’s cool again! (laughs) Your music career is sort of on hiatus? Yeah it is. I’m getting focused on this second feature. I’ve not sat down at piano or picked up a guitar in a while. My last album was in 2013, and I did that knowing it would be a while before I did another album. I wanted to do that one album before I really ventured into filmmaking. The Space Between screens Mon. Oct. 24 at 11:30 a.m. and Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the Trustees Theatre. Amy Jo Johnson will attend the Monday screening for a Q&A.


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Indivisible: Human stories at heart of immigration debate by jim morekis

jim@connectsavannah.com

THE documentary Indivisible explores the stories of three “Dreamers,” young undocumented immigrants who seek a path to citizenship and education. Not completely part of either the U.S. nor of their home countries which in many cases they barely remember, they have been let down time and again by the failure of various efforts at immigration reform. We spoke to director/producer Hilary Linder, who will attend the weekend screening.

This doesn’t even mention Trump! We finished shooting before Trump was the nominee. We did all the shooting and editing, and it all happened to be done in time for this election. It’s a complex issue, with lots of different notions and opinions. But at the heart of it are 11 million people. We hope you’ll spend 78 minutes learning about three of them. The film doesn’t throw politics in your face. People are fed up with divisive politicized debate over immigration reform, but we aren’t hearing the human stories at the heart of the debate. We wanted to make a film about something everyone could relate to, and that’s families. All the subjects of your documentary are specifically from the Latino diaspora, as opposed to Asian, African, or other immigrants. Yes, all three main subjects are Latino, one each from Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. The immigration debate is of course much broader than that. I was hoping I could show a bit more diversity, but the scenes you see about immigration do touch every nation in the world really. Tell us about the people in the film. The young people in the film were all brought to the U.S. as young children by their parents, without their own authorization. They’ve all grown up in America undocumented. We enter their lives at the same point, where the yearning to see their mothers again is extremely strong. For better or worse you always have the desire to see

The film follows three young immigrants in their quest ot reunite with their families.

your family. We started making this film when Congress was first introducing a major immigration reform bill. It would have been a potential chance for these people to reunite with their parents. Everyone was very optimistic the bill would pass, but a few months into filming we realized it wouldn’t go anywhere. So in the film we see all three apply for travel waivers so they can leave and legally return. It’s an amazing journey they all go on, but essentially the film ends where it begins, with no permanent solutions. They are still in limbo.

saving every penny she made from age 13 on. She could afford to pay for one full year at UMass Boston. She’s going to get that degree, but it will literally have taken her a decade. Ironically, as many Americans seem to be sort of giving up on “The American Dream,” these immigrants seem to hold out hope for it.

Yes, especially those “Dreamers,” the undocumented youth stuck in limbo. It’s sort of oddly refreshing to hear from them. Many of them don’t even find out they are undocumented until they are teenagers. Many can’t even remember anything There are a lot of people who aren’t necessarily bigots who still have a hard about the country they came from. They’re American in every sense of the time understanding why non-citizens should have access to the very competi- word except that piece of paper. Why condemn these young people to a life without tive entry system for U.S. universities citizenship and without education? and colleges. They love America, they love what it Education is a huge theme of the docustands for, they know the countries they mentary. Most parents who came to the came from don’t have jobs for them. U.S. are seeking the opportunity of a world-class education in America for their Do you talk about the difference between economic migration and peochildren. Each of the three subjects of our documentary knew from a young age they ple fleeing unstable situations? wanted to go to college. That’s where we see the children coming But it’s very difficult to afford college from Central America. That’s a big source if you’re undocumented. You’re basiof migration today. cally just like an international student – With Evelyn Rivera, one of our subjects, you’re judged against everyone else, and if accepted you’re not able to access any fed- her family left Medellin, Colombia, which eral financial aid or get student loans from at the time was a very violent town during banks. In most states you can’t access state the drug crisis there. She shares a story about her parents walking her and her litaid either. tle sister to school, when a car bomb went So there’s this misconception they’re off nearby. That prompted their decision to tapping into all this aid, like they’re on leave. They said “How can we raise these welfare or something. It’s just not true. One young lady in the film started precious girls in this kind of country?”

In the meantime we have welcomed them into our economy! We depend on those skilled workers throughout the U.S. From what you’ve learned making the film, is Latino interest in this election overhyped by the media? No! They are so tuned in. Their future depends on this. Immigrants, undocumented and otherwise, are all very closely dialed into this election. You’ve got one candidate proposing deporting 11 million people. And another on saying she will bring comprehensive immigration reform in her first 100 days, or will at least try to. Say what you will about George W. Bush, but he always saw Latinos as a natural Republican constituency and wanted that party to appeal more to Latinos. Republicans have obviously gone in a different direction since then. George W. Bush really fought hard for comprehensive immigration reform. And remember the last major immigration reform was actually under Reagan. He provided a pathway to citizenship for millions of people. Immigration is actually not something that traditionally Republicans have been against. It’s sad how it’s been politicized. cs Indivisible screens 12:30 p.m. Wed. Oct. 26 and 3 p.m. Sat. Oct. 29 at the Trustees Theatre. Hilary Linder will attend the Saturday screening for a Q&A.

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SHOT on location in New Orleans, Refugio is a sexy love story between a hot-blooded young man and an exotic dancer. Interested? I thought so. Let’s proceed: The first directorial feature from crossover Mexican star Demian Bichir, nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for A Better Life, this film also stars Eva Longoria and Bichir’s real-life partner Stefanie Sherk. We spoke to Stefanie last week. Tell us about this movie. It’s about a very different, very unique young man who is one of these people who just shoots for the stars in trying to find ultimate love. He just never gives up. I play a dancer named Day. She’s one of these girls who has lost her way. She wanted to be a professional dancer, but ended up a stripper. That’s sort of her place to shine. She meets Demian’s character and he helps her believe in herself again. You are in this film with Eva Longoria. Yes, Jose (Jose Angel Bichir, Demian’s nephew) plays another version of Demian’s character. In those scenes his love interest is played by Eva Longoria. She’s more experienced than he is and that sort of sets the stage for what’s to come. People on a movie set don’t always work together because of how the scenes are filmed. Did you get much time on set with Eva?

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We didn’t have any scenes together, but she’s been friends with Demian for a long time, and we became friends too. She is just the most impressive and positive strong woman. She’s one of these people who is always looking to help those around her. She stays very busy! She was nice enough to invite me on her show Telenovela. She’s an incredible woman and I can only aspire to how amazing she is.

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So here’s the big question: You and Demian are partners in real life as well. How in the world does that work? He’s literally your boss as director, he’s your love interest in the film, and your love interest off set.

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We knew how to navigate, and separate the two lives. I did pretty well considering the pressure I put on myself to do a job worth of the role. I’m grateful to be able to work with such amazing people, so I can’t take anything personally. I knew this was happening several years ago, so I had time to prepare. The biggest stress was the pressure I put on myself to do the best possible

job. He said from the beginning that, “I will not make this movie without her in this role.” He is a man of integrity, which is more than you can say for a lot of people in L.A. He said from the beginning that I would be perfect in this role, and he stuck to it.


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Other than the pressure you put on yourself, what were the most challenging things about this particular role and script for you? Kay goes through a lot of emotional stages that are very cathartic. Of course the biggest thing to deal with was having to play an exotic dancer. There’s nowhere to hide anything! How do you really prepare for that? The thing is, in LA that’s a really trendy workout class. You don’t have to go far to find one. I did spend a week training with a professional pole dancer. She actually competes at it, she’s in amazing shape! I worked with her and learned the main two

routines in the film over the course of a week. My most nervous moment making the movie was that first shoot of a dancing scene. There was no nudity in it, but I was really trembling. Tell us the truth: Did you do a couple of shots before doing that scene to loosen up? No, it’s a pretty complicated routine with lots of really athletic moves. I don’t think that would have worked out very well! Refugio screens Wed. Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m. at the SCAD Museum of Art. Sherk and Director Demian Bichir will attend the Q&A.

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manner of television shows, including Seinfeld, 30 Rock, and Sex and the City. What’s next: Look for Shannon in We Don’t Belong Here, a film about a mother, a disappearing son, and one family’s dysfunctionality. The film also stars Catherine Keener and the late Anton Yelchin. Special appearances: Shannon will participate in a Q&A following Other People.

Savannah Film Festival 2016 continues its tradition of bringing up-and-coming talent and Hollywood favorites to Broughton Street’s red carpet. Catch these stars on the silver screen and in engaging Q&A sessions throughout the week.

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Why he’s here: Ali’s taking home the Discovery Award and stars in Moonlight, a story of self-discovery that takes place in Miami. Where you’ve seen him: If you spent your Hurricane Matthew evacuation tearing through Netflix and Marvel’s hot new series Luke Cage, you’ll know Ali as villain Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes. He also starred as Remy Danton in Netflix’s House of Cards, former Chief of Staff for President Frank Underwood. Hunger Games fans will remember him as District 13 soldier Boggs; he also had roles in HBO’s Treme, Alphas, and The 4400, and films like Kicks, The Free State of Jones, The Place Beyond the Pines, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and more. What’s next: Ali will star in Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures with Kevin Costner, Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer, and Taraji P. Henson. Special appearances: After the screening of Moonlight, stick around for a Q&A sesh with Ali.

Miles Teller

Sam Claflin

Why he’s here: Claflin has earned the Spotlight Award. He stars as a recentlyparalyzed man who forms an unlikely bond with his caretaker in Me Before You. Where you’ve seen him: Englishman Claflin has graced the silver screen as Finnick in The Hunger Games, Philip in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and William in Snow White and the Huntsman. What’s next: Check out Claflin alongside Rachel Weisz in My Cousin Rachel, a revenge flick based on the Daphne Du Maurier novel of the same name, coming in 2017. You can also see him in Their Finest with Bill Nighy and Gemma Arterton. Special appearances: Claflin will gab with Me Before You director Thea Sharrock and producer Alison Owen in a Q&A following the film’s screening.

Molly Shannon

Why she’s here: Shannon stars in Other People, a film about a comedy writer who returns home to California to care for his dying mother. She’ll take home the Spotlight Award. Where you’ve seen her: Shannon is an unforgettable fan favorite from Saturday Night Live, playing characters like schoolgirl Mary Katherine Gallagher, kickin’, stretchin’ and kickin’ 50-year-old Sally O’Malley, and Joyologist Helen Madden. The prolific actress has starred in such films as Wet Hot American Summer, Miles, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and many, many more, and has appeared in all

Why he’s here: Teller will receive the Vanguard Award. He stars in Bleed for This, which tells the story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza. Where you’ve seen him: Teller may be most recognizable for his role as Peter in the Divergent series or as Reed Richards in Fantastic Four. He starred in coming-ofage chronicle The Spectacular Now, a role that earned him the Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. He was in teen party flick Project X, 2014 bromantic comedy That Awkward Moment, 2011’s Footloose remake, and John Cameron Mitchell’s Rabbit Hole. What’s next: Teller recently starred in War Dogs with Jonah Hill and will star in Thank You for Your Service, a Spielbergproduced film about how PTSD affects American servicemen and women, and Granite Mountain, a drama based on a true story about a crew of men battling a wildfire in Arizona. Special appearances: Teller will chat with Bleed for This director Ben Younger and Vinny Pazienza himself in a Q&A following the film’s screening. CS


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Film: Christine — Q&A with actor Tracy Letts, writer and producer Craig Shilowich, and producer Melody C. Roscher. 9:30 p.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Gleason — After being diagnosed with ALS, former professional football player Steve Gleason makes a video diary for his unborn son, as he, his wife, and their friends and family work to raise money for ALS patients. Q&A with director Clay Tweel. 4:30 p.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Jackie — See this searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history through the eyes of iconic first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. 7:30 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Of Dogs and Men — This exploration of the lengths people will go to change their station in life questions whether the key to survival is to betray or adopt the traits of monsters. 2 p.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Film: Off the Rails — The remarkable true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger’s syndrome whose love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times. 11 a.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Film: The Drowning — Psychologist Tom Seymour jumps into an icy river to save a drowning man, only to discover he’s the same person he helped put away for murder. Q-and-A with actors Josh Charles and Avan Jogia. 2 p.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Film: Weiner — Watch the wildest political meltdown in recent history as it unfolds. Q&A with directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg. 2 p.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St.

Sunday 10.23

Docs to Watch Roundtable — Hosted by Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter. Directors in attendance include Kief Davidson, Ezra Edelman, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, Adam Irving, Barbara Kopple, Josh Kriegman, Richard Ladkani, Keith Maitland, Andrew Rossi, Elyse Steinberg, Clay Tweel, and Roger

Ross Williams. 6 p.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Balcony — In a neighborhood rife with racial tension, a local girl falls for a recent arrival. 4 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

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Film: Dominion — It is claimed that on the last day of poet Dylan Thomas’ life, he had 18 double scotches in about six hours at the White Horse Tavern. He names each drink after an episode in his life and flashes back to those moments and forward again, gradually confusing reality with his crazed, inebriated imagination. Q&A with actor Rodrigo Santoro. 5 p.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times. His legendary 1970s shows, All in the Family, Maude, Good Times and The Jeffersons, boldly opened dialogue and shifted the national consciousness, injecting enlightened humanism into sociopolitical debates on race, class, creed and feminism. Q&A with directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. 3 p.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St.

Film: Happy: A Small Film with a Big Smile — Based on the life of visual artist Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman and his HAPPY campaign, this is the story of one man’s transformational journey through the storm, and his desire to share the sunshine he found on the other side of it. 1:30 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: La La Land — Set in modern-day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. Q&A with director Damien Chazelle. 7:30 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Life, Animated — Owen Suskind is a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animation. Q&A with director Roger Ross Williams. 11 a.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Lights Out — When her younger brother, Martin, experiences the same events that once tested her sanity, Rebecca works to unlock the truth behind the terror. Q&A with director David F. Sandberg. 9:45 p.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Like Cotton Twines — Micah, an American teaching in Ghana, is eager to help his students, especially 13-year-old Tuigi. However, Tuigi’s father offers her as a sex slave. 4 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You — Arguably the most influential creative force in television history,

Film: Paterson — 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. New dreams come to her almost daily. Q&A with editor Affonso Goncalves. 2 p.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Film: Tower — Nearly 50 years ago, a gunman rode the elevator to the 27th floor of the University of Texas tower and opened fire. . Q&A with director Keith Maitland. 11 a.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. WGN America’s ‘Underground’ — Savannah Film Festival attendees will get an exclusive first look at season two of WGN America’s critically acclaimed hit series Underground. The panel will include a discussion and audience Q-and-A with the cast and creative team. 2 p.m.. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St,.

Monday 10.24

Film: American Pastoral — During the unrest of 1960s America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart 9 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Love is a Sting — At his lowest point, struggling children’s author Harold Finch gains an unexpected house guest in a 20-year-old, hyperintelligent mosquito. 5 p.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Miss Sharon Jones! — Follow the talented and gregarious soul singer of the Grammy®-nominated R&B band Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. 2:30 p.m.. Trust-

ees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: OJ: Made in America — It is the defining cultural tale of modern America, a saga of race, celebrity, media, violence and the criminal justice system. Q&A with director Ezra Edelman. 8 a.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Film: Olympic Pride, American Prejudice — In 1936, 18 African-American athletes participated in the Berlin Olympic Games. History forgot all except one. This is the story of the other 17. 9 a.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Other People — A struggling comedy writer, fresh from breaking up with his boyfriend, moves to Sacramento to help his sick mother. Q&A with Spotlight Award honoree and actor Molly Shannon. $10 8 p.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Rated — Maggie, a wife and mother, must find the courage to own up to her own behavior when she wakes up to a world where every adult has received a Yelp-like rating floating above their head. . 11:30 a.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Shame — Jennifer Hudson stars as backup singer to her philandering, tyrannical husband. 9 a.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Film: The Ivory Game — Filmmakers go undercover with intelligence operatives and activists for 16 months to infiltrate the dark underbelly of the ivory trafficking network. 11:30 a.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: The Red Turtle — The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island. 9 a.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: The Revival: Women and the Word — Five gifted queer black women hit the road for a seven-date tour as they share their fear, love, loss and vision with audiences across the U.S. 2:15 p.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32

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Abercorn St. Film: The Space Between — A new father discovers his child is not his own and sets out on a journey to find answers. 11:30 a.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Film: The Sweet Life — This edgy and unconventional dramedy is the love story of Kenny Parker and Lolita Nowicki, each struggling with their own brand of demons. 5 p.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Trolls — Be transported 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. Q&A with director Mike Mitchell, codirector Walt Dohrn and production designer Kendal Cronkhite. 6 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Wannabe — New York City, 1991: In order to win over his crush, a neurotic Jewish boy must first impress her skeptical Jamaican family. 2:15 p.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St.

Tuesday 10.25

Animation Shorts — Watch a variety of animated short films. 2 p.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Film: A Conversation with David L. Snyder — Blade Runner will forever be considered a seminal 20th-century science fiction movie. Snyder works in all relevant mediums and will discuss them, along with insider stories. 12:30 p.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Film: American Fable — When 11-yearold Gitty discovers her beloved father is hiding a wealthy man in the family’s silo to save their struggling farm, she is forced to choose between saving the man’s life or protecting her family in this fairy-tale thriller set in the 1980s rural Midwest. 11:45 a.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Bleed for This — Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a local Providence boxer, shoots to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves him with a broken neck, he is told he may never walk again. Q&A with Vanguard Award honoree and actor Miles Teller, director Ben Younger and subject Vinny Paz. $10 7 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Bon Voyage — A couple’s compassion is put to the test when the two come across a sinking ship of refugees. 11:45 a.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

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Film: Curmudgeons — A pair of senior citizens have a relationship that shocks both their families in this potty-mouthed, but endearing comedy. 9 a.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

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Film: Jean Nouvel: Reflections — Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Jean Nouvel, among the most thoughtful, innovative and rebellious architects of his generation, reflects on his work, past and present. Q&A

with director Matt Tyrnauer and producer Corey Reeser. 11 a.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Film: She Started It — This documentary provides a rare look into the lives of five ambitious women entrepreneurs who will stop at nothing to pursue their dreams. 2:30 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Soy Cubana — Winners of the 2016 CUBADISCO Award for best vocal group, the Vocal Vidas are a female a cappella quartet from the cradle of Afro-Cuban music, Santiago de Cuba. . 2:30 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: The Freedom to Marry — An intimate film that pulls back the curtain to reveal the masterminds of one of the greatest civil rights movements of our time as they embark on their final, thrilling battle to win same-sex marriage for the U.S. 9 a.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Global Shorts Forum: Current Events, Block A — Global Shorts Forum screenings are free and open to the public. Tickets are required. 12:30 p.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Global Shorts Forum: Immigration, Block A — Global Shorts Forum screenings are free and open to the public. Tickets are required. 9 a.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Global Shorts Forum: Poverty, Race and Prejudice, Block A — Global Shorts Forum screenings are free and open to the public. Tickets are required. 5 p.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. La Belle et la Bête — The story of a gentle-hearted beast in love with a beautiful girl, drawn to the repellent, but strangely fascinating Beast, who tests her fidelity. 9:30 p.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Student Shorts, Block A — Watch student-produced shorts. 8:30 a.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Student Shorts, Block B — Watch short films produced by students. 11:30 a.m.. View short films produced by students. 11:30 a.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St.

Wednesday 10.26 Film: Arrival — When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team led by expert linguist Louise Banks is brought together to investigate. Q&A with writer Eric Heisserer. 7 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

ees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Manchester by the Sea — After the death of his older brother, Lee Chandler is made sole guardian of his teenage nephew, Patrick. 9:45 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Me Before You — Young and quirky Louisa moves from job to job to help her family make ends meet. When she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker paralyzed in an accident two years earlier, her cheerful attitude is put to the test. Q&A with director Thea Sharrock, producer Alison Owen and actor Sam Claflin. $5 2 p.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Po — Based on a true story, Po explores the tested bonds of love between a grieving father and son. 9:30 a.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Refugio — A romantic dreamer’s lifelong quest to find true love takes him from the circus life in Mexico to the nightlife of New Orleans, where he unexpectedly falls for a beautiful exotic dancer. Q&A with director and actor Demian Bichir. 4:30 p.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Film: Swing Away — Suspended professional golfer Zoe Papadopoulos escapes to her grandparents’ village in Greece. She meets and mentors a 10-year-old girl who is determined to become the next golf sensation. 3 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: The Boy Who Cried Fish! — Miranda’s life falls into pieces when her son, Adam, won’t stop wearing her blue bra. 9:30 a.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: The Eyes of My Mother — A lonely young woman is consumed by her deepest, darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life. 9:30 p.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Global Shorts Forum: Current Events, Block B — Global Shorts Forum screenings are free and open to the public. Tickets are required. 9 a.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Global Shorts Forum: LGBTQ — Global Shorts Forum screenings are free and open to the public. Tickets are required. 1:30 p.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Global Shorts Forum: Wartime Witness, Block A — Global Shorts Forum screenings are free and open to the public. Tickets are required. 11 a.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Film: Happily Ever After — Seemingly different from each other, Hugo and Eva have more in common than one could imagine. 3 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

Super Shorts — Watch this collection of super-short films--none exceed 7 minutes. 9 a.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St.

Film: Home — As thousands of men, women and children attempt to get into Europe, a comfortable English family sets out on what appears to be a holiday. 12:30 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

Film: A Beautiful Day — Gene gets up day after day and follows the same monotonous routine that he has lived since the death of his wife 10 years earlier. 9:45 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

Film: Indivisible — Love knows no borders: a film about the fight to reunite families separated by deportation. 12:30 p.m.. Trust-

Film: Happy: A Small Film with a Big Smile — Based on the life of visual artist Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman and his

Thursday 10.27

HAPPY campaign. 11 a.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Lion — A 5-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. Twenty-five years later, he sets out to find his lost family. 7 p.m..Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Love is a Sting — At his lowest point, struggling children’s author Harold Finch gains an unexpected house guest in Anabel Shine: a 20-year-old, hyperintelligent mosquito. Anabel has been the fly on the wall throughout history, but never managed to communicate with a human being. 11:30 a.m.. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Olympic Pride, American Prejudice — In 1936, 18 African-American athletes participated in the Berlin Olympic Games. History forgot all except one. This is the story of the other 17. 2:30 p.m..Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Rated — Maggie, a wife and mother, must find the courage to own up to her own behavior when she wakes up to a world where every adult has received a Yelp-like rating floating above their head. While most everyone has a shining 4- or 5-star rating, she’s only got 2.5. 4:30 p.m.. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Shame — Jennifer Hudson stars as backup singer to her philandering, tyrannical husband whose shame infuses his music with passion. 2:30 p.m.. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: The Eagle Huntress — Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, the film follows Aisholpan, a 13-yearold girl, as she trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. 9 a.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: The Revival: Women and the Word — Five gifted queer black women hit the road for a seven-date tour. 2 p.m.. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: The Space Between — A new father discovers his child is not his own and sets out on a journey to find answers. 4:30 p.m.. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: The Sweet Life — This edgy and unconventional dramedy is the love story of Kenny Parker and Lolita Nowicki, each struggling with their own brand of demons. They first meet by chance in Chicago and form a pact to travel cross-country to the Golden Gate Bridge to commit suicide together. 11:30 a.m.. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: The Tribe — Three young sisters live out their days after a pandemic consumes most of the known world. Q&A with director and producer Roxy Shih, producer Brandon Tansley, and actor Michael Nardelli following screening. $5 9 p.m.. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Things to Come — What happens when the life you’ve worked so hard to build


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falls apart all at once? 2:30 p.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Film: Trespass Against Us — The Cutler family has lived as outlaws for generations. The heir apparent to the patriarch has been groomed to spend his life hunting, thieving and tormenting the police. 9:45 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

ees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: The Freedom to Marry — Pulls back the curtain to reveal the masterminds of one of the greatest civil rights movements of our time as they embark on their final, battle to win same-sex marriage for the U.S. 4 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

Film: Wannabe — New York City, 1991: In order to win over his crush, a neurotic Jewish boy must first impress her Jamaican family. 2 p.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St.

Global Shorts Forum: Current Events, Block C — Global Shorts Forum screenings are free and open to the public. Tickets are required. 9 a.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Global Shorts Forum: Immigration, Block B — Global Shorts Forum screenings are free and open to the public. Tickets are required. 12:30 p.m..SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Global Shorts Forum: Wartime Witness, Block B — Global Shorts Forum screenings are free and open to the public. Tickets are required. 9 a.m..SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Global Shorts Forum: Poverty, Race and Prejudice, Block B — Global Shorts Forum screenings are free and open to the public. Tickets are required. 9 a.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Student Shorts, Block A — Watch student-produced shorts. 1 p.m.. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

Global Shorts Forum: The Refugee Reality — Global Shorts Forum screenings are free and open to public. Tickets required. 5 p.m.. SCAD MOA, 601 Turner Blvd.

Friday 10.28

Film: 20th Century Women — Set in Santa Barbara, the film follows Dorothea Fields, a determined single mother in her mid50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie 9:30 p.m.. Lucas Theatre 32 Abercorn St. Film: American Fable — When 11-yearold Gitty discovers her father is hiding a wealthy man in the family’s silo to save their farm, she is forced to choose between saving the man’s life or protecting her family. 10 a.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 E Broughton Film: Bon Voyage — A couple’s compassion is put to the test when the two come across a sinking ship of refugees. 10 a.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 E Broughton Film: Curmudgeons — A pair of senior citizens have a relationship that shocks both their families 4 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing — Ranging from the events of the day to the death penalty sentencing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the film features surveillance footage, news clips, home movies and interviews with survivors. 4 p.m.. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Film: Moonlight — This timeless story of human connection and self-discovery follows the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world. Q&A with actor Mahershala Ali following screening. $10 7 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: She Started It — This documentary provides a rare look into the lives of five ambitious women entrepreneurs. noon. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Soy Cubana — Winners of the 2016 CUBADISCO Award for best vocal group, the Vocal Vidas are a female a cappella quartet from the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. Trust-

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Animation Shorts — Watch a variety of animated short films. 9:30 a.m.. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Happily Ever After — Seemingly different from each other, Hugo and Eva have more in common than one could imagine. 9:30 a.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 E Broughton Film: Home — As thousands of men, women and children attempt to get into Europe, a comfortable English family sets out on what appears to be a holiday. 3 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

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Film: I, Daniel Blake — Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake is a man out of time: 12:30 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Indivisible — Love knows no borders: a film about the fight to reunite families separated by deportation. 3 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Po — Based on a true story, Po explores the tested bonds of love between a grieving father and son. 12:30 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 E Broughton Film: Swing Away — Suspended professional golfer Zoe Papadopoulos escapes to her grandparents’ village and mentors a 10-year-old girl who is determined to become the next golf sensation. 9:30 a.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: The Boy Who Cried Fish! — Miranda’s life falls into pieces when her son, Adam, won’t stop wearing her blue bra. 12:30 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Toni Erdmann — Enjoy an audacious twist on the screwball comedy in which the twosome is an aging hippie prankster father and his corporate-ladder-climbing daughter. 3:30 p.m.. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Loving — Plaintiffs in the 1967 civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, Richard and Mildred Loving fight to live as an interracial married couple. 7 p.m.. Trustees Theater, 216 E Broughton

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Louder and prouder than ever Fabulous LGBTQ fun for all ages, all weekend long

“It was all very political at the beginning, because it had to be. That was the purpose of Pride. Things relaxed a bit in the jll@connectsavannah.com 70s—and then AIDS hit. So the Pride movement became a way of educating ourselves The last year or so has brought gloriand getting services out there that people ous sea changes for LGBTQ folk and those needed. The events started including venwho love them. Supreme Court-sanctioned dors and outreach, and it became a way to marriage equality! Widespread acknowlconnect and inform as well as celebrate.” edgement and support of trans children! Savannah Pride’s dedicated organizGay dad Sulu in the new Star Trek movie! ers—many of who are part of what Hill It would look a lot like progress, except calls the original “brave corps” that that there has also been much to mourn. launched the first local event in 1999— The horrific hate shooter who killed 49 in have always struck an attractive comOrlando this summer. Ridiculous “religious bination of glitter glam, family fun and freedom” legislation and nonsensical bathmeaningful activism. room bills. Pernicious bigotry that continues Apparently the word’s gotten out: More to permeate social media and real life. than 6000 people flocked to Forsyth Park Even as queer goes mainstream, there is in 2015 and even more are expected this plenty of dismantling left to do. year—and they’re traveling to get here. “A lot has changed, but the battle is far Our local crew has skillfully built on from over,” notes Mark Hill, heralded local Savannah’s reputation as a gay-friendly LGBTQ activist and advocate. vacation spot and is partnering for the first “Every time there are steps forward, time with the city’s tourism entity to wave there are definite backlashes.” Savannah’s Pride flag even higher. All the more reason to march on over “Visit Savannah has really stepped up, this week to the Savannah Pride Festival, helping us market to folks in Charleswhere supporting the cause is an integral ton, Orlando, Atlanta, Jacksonville and part of the celebration. Savannah Pride has beyond,” says festival director Regan had a solid presence in the city for 17 years, Drake. growing from a one-day gathering in John“We want to become a destination son Square to a week of festivities for 2016, Pride. We’re really looking at building this including the rainbow takeover of Forsyth festival for LGBT folks from across the Park on Saturday, Oct. 22. country.” While there will be lip synching, laughs It’s going to be one stupendously aweand plenty of glitter, the underlying reason some gay ol’ time, y’all. The fun begins for the season remains. Tuesday evening at Connect’s Best Neigh“We can’t forget the history,” says Hill, borhood Bar bar*food in Habersham Vilreminding that gay pride began as a sociolage, followed by free karaoke at Club One political movement back in 1969 after the on Wednesday, Oct. 19. 26 Stonewall Riots. The elegance ramps up on Thursday,

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Oct. 20 with The White Party at the Jepson Center for the Arts, where guests clad in “the purest of colors” can take in fine art, get down to the lovely sounds of the Christy Alan Band and strike a pose in the photo booth filled with fabulous props courtesy of Georgia Walters. The evening also hosts a fashion show of chic androgyne swimwear from Outplay— perhaps you’ll find yourself a little something for the pool party at the Andaz Hotel on Sunday, Oct. 23. Tickets to the White Party are $25; a $50 VIP pass includes admission to Saturday’s festival with unlimited wine and beer. Friday evening brings more sophistication with a free happy hour salon at the

Andaz, where funds will be raised for the future Savannah LGBT Center. Even with the many queer organizations around town, there is currently no dedicated safe space for Stand Out Youth, PFLAG and many other local LGBT support groups to meet. Savannah’s First City Network, Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization, has spearheaded the effort to annex a downtown spot, though funds must be raised to get the doors open. “The LGBT center is our designated beneficiary this year,” says Drake. “It is absolutely something we need in this community.” Saturday’s all-day, all-ages extravaganza in the park is scheduled to go as planned in spite of last week’s weather chaos (like a little hurricane debris could stop the music, honey.) Vendors, dancing, face painting and games for the kidlets are on the bill, culminating in the early evening show of headliner Billy Gilman, the former child star who made us all swoon with his cover of Adele’s “When We Were Young” on The Voice a few weeks ago. (He chose Adam Levine as his coach, ICYMI.) “We contracted with him before The Voice episode aired, and after it did, our ticket sales really took off,” laughs Drake. “He’s definitely part of that equation.” Also keeping the mood convivial is former Pulse nightclub DJ Scott Robert as well as our sassy local drag personalities, though Hill assures that it’s all G-rated. “We’re different from a lot of other Prides because we’re family oriented,” he promises, adding that Pride around here isn’t just a gay thing. “We celebrate the diversity of Savannah, this eclectic city where people can be exactly who they are. We wrap our arms around everyone.” As far as the politics of Pride go and the future of LGBTQ normalcy, Hill believes that progress will eventually win out—perhaps due to the new generation of activists demanding their equal rights and standing up to those who would deny them. “These kids don’t take prisoners,” he marvels in reference to gay millenials and allies who will not abide any bullying or bigotry. “The ‘powers that be’ that are trying to hold them back, those reins are gone. They need to just let it go.” cs

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LET’S GET this out of the hedul sc 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.” In part due to its importance, SBC rescheduled the Ride in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. If you’re already registered, no worries — just show up. “Now that the streets are being cleared, we hope everyone will come out to celebrate our city,” says John Bennett, executive director of the SBC. “We hope the return of this event, which has become a fall tradition for so many people, will be especially meaningful this year. Its a signal that the recovery is moving along and the things we love about Savannah will go on.” 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 Savannah’s own Britt Scott — voted “Best Local Singer/Songwriter” in our Best of Savannah Reader’s Poll —along with other local musical guests. 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 28 benefits,” says Brown. “There’s plenty of h u r ri

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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 change of location allows 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. Brown stresses that the 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

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Any guidance for those who fear a fascist takeover of the United States and think they may need to get out in a hurry? What countries will accept political refugees from the U.S. on short notice? What’s the easiest way to get your money out of the country in advance? Are there people who will arrange to ship one’s art collection overseas, no questions asked? —Albert Ettinger I’M happy to note, Al, that the odds of a fascist takeover look somewhat slimmer than they did when your question arrived a few weeks back. Even so, one has to deal with the tension somehow as this debilitating campaign enters its final stretch: for some, that may mean constantly re-refreshing poll-tracking sites; for others, evidently, it means packing the bags and setting ’em by the door. The bad news for blue-state types ready to scram on November 9 is that things will have to get really scary before any old American citizen can pass as a political refugee. The good news? That leaves more time to plan your exciting new life abroad and find a safe harbor for you and your money. Well, most of your money. A refugee, you see, has to persuade some kindly foreign government that she has, per UN convention, a “well-founded fear” of persecution because of “race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.” The election of an unqualified bully as chief exec won’t in itself do the trick, and even

if President Trump concluded his inaugural address with a declaration of martial law, you’d still have to demonstrate you’re a likely target of government oppression. Finding yourself on a national database of Muslim Americans might not even be enough until federal goons actually start rounding up the registrants. Where to flee to? If you’re concerned about Trump, I can’t imagine you’re a big Putin fan, so following Edward Snowden to Russia is probably a no-go. Closer to home, Canada’s liberal refugee policy doesn’t mean they’ve been overly sympathetic to putatively oppressed Americans. A black American, Kyle Canty, who’d argued he was endangered by racially motivated police violence in the U.S. lost his Canadian asylum bid in January. But you never know. In 2014 Canadian immigration officials ruled that a Florida court’s 30-year prison sentence for having sex with a 16-year-old boy was excessive and let U.S. citizen Denise Harvey stay up north. Assuming a long, slow slide into totalitarian hell for the U.S. rather than a sudden putsch, consider less urgent forms of emigration. Line up employment in Canada beforehand, for instance—they’re much more welcoming to foreigners seeking a work visa than we are, and if you’ve got the right skills (plus enough cash savings to ensure that you won’t beeline onto the dole) they might open their doors even before you score a job offer. Then again, if you’ve really got some extra bucks in the bank, invest in a business overseas—most countries just love deep-pocketed foreign entrepreneurs. Staying in your new nation is potentially trickier than getting in—one pink slip and it could be back to the U.S. with you, freeloader. If you plan on marrying into citizenship, choose your destination wisely: wedding your Saskatchewanian sweetie, for instance, doesn’t put you on the fast track to becoming a naturalized Canadian. Most European nations are more accommodating to foreign-born spouses, though, and if you tie the knot with an

obliging Brazilian, full citizenship can be yours within a year. Some countries might grant you citizenship based on descent: the Law of Return permits Jews to relocate in Israel, and if one of your grandparents was born in Ireland there’s a process for repatriation to the auld sod. With enough assets at your disposal, even if you’re on the lam, you don’t have to live like a refugee. But you may find foreign banks increasingly more reluctant to take your cash—following the passage of a 2010 U.S. law demanding stricter reporting on the financial doings of Americans living abroad, many overseas institutions have decided we aren’t worth the effort. If you’re the particularly suspicious sort, you could get more creative—buy a foreign gold certificate, or dive into the murky world of Bitcoin. As for your art collection—for a displaced person, Al, you certainly are a high roller<>some governments will indeed demand a sizable chunk of its value. Sweden might otherwise be a dream relocation site, but you’d have to cough up a 25 percent value-added tax. Certainly there are shady professionals who can assist, but immigration officials prefer their admittees with clean hands, and a smuggling racket is a good way to make a bad (read: extraditable) first impression.

Though we hear the same talk about moving to Canada or Europe every four years, evidence suggests few Americans actually skedaddle after the wrong candidate gets elected. This year the big difference is that the people most likely endangered by a Trump victory are the ones who really want to stick around. It’d be cruelly ironic if the subjects of mass deportation were to find a mess of American expats waiting for them in Mexico. By cecil adams Send questions to Cecil via straightdope.com or write him c/o Chicago Reader,

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West Chatham Precinct detectives are searching for a suspect linked to a burglary and auto break-in on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at an apartment complex on the 1300 block of Bradley Boulevard. One apartment was burglarized when the resident left home for several hours. Investigators believe the suspect entered through an open window. Detectives believe within the hour, a car left in the apartment’s parking lot by a Hurricane Matthew evacuee was entered. Evidence linking the entering auto suspect to the burglary was recovered. The suspect is a slender white female, late 20s to early 30s, with dark hair and brown or gray eyes. The suspect was photographed wearing the burglary victim’s clothing.

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Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Accident Investigations Team is investigating a hit-and-run that claimed the life of one, Oct.14. At approximately 7:55 p.m., Viola Robertson, 46, attempted to cross the northbound lanes of Abercorn Street when she was struck by a grey Honda Pilot driven by Amy Sheppard, 44. The collision caused Robertson to cross the path of another vehicle, which threw Robertson under the vehicle. The unknown vehicle left the scene. Southside precinct officers and MAIT responded to the scene. Robertson was pronounced deceased on scene.

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Detectives are investigating a reported armed robbery and aggravated assault that injured a man near the intersection of Ridge Crest Street and Lanwick Court, Oct. 13. Around 10:30 p.m., Metro responded to the scene finding Anthony Reed, 20, suffering from wounds consistent with being hit with an object. Originally, Reed believed he was shot during a struggle with an armed suspect who took several personal items from him. The suspect is described as a black male Burglary suspect in victim’s clothes of a dark complexion with a slim build. He is believed to be around 5 feet 6 inches to group of teenage males with flashlights 5 feet 9 inches tall and has medium size entering vehicles. Nearby, responding dreadlocks. During the incident he wore officers located and interviewed suspects all black. matching the given descriptions. Evidence Teens arrested for break-ins linking the suspects to the crime was After Chatham County’s mandatory recovered. 10 p.m. curfew following Hurricane MatThe suspects are charged with curfew thew, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan violation and entering auto. Police arrested and charged three 15-yearMan shot on East Liberty olds and two 14-year-olds in reference to Detectives are investigating a shooting multiple auto break-ins in an apartment that occurred in the 600 block of East Libcomplex parking lot on Eagle Street near erty Street, Oct.10. Richards Street. Metro responded to the scene finding At about 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. Shedrick Spaulding, 20, suffering from 12, observant citizens notified police of a

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John Weigel and Olaf Danielson are engaged in a frenzied battle of “extreme birdwatching,” each hoping to close out 2016 as the new North American champ of the American Birding Association, and a September Smithsonian piece had Weigel ahead, 763 to 759. Danielson is perhaps better known for doing much of his birding in the nude (and is the author of the provocatively titled volume, “Boobies, Peckers and Tits”— all common names of popular birds). The old one-year record was 749, and the association attributes the larger numbers this year to El Nino, which has disrupted food supplies and driven birds into different locations.

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• Compelling Explanation: Senate bill 1342, passed in the Idaho legislature earlier in 2016, authorizes schools to use the Bible as a reference in classrooms (despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s having specifically condemned a previous version of the bill ever since 1964). The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Sage Dixon, said he thought his law was nonetheless constitutional because, “The little Supreme Court in my head says this is OK.” (Even so, Gov. C.L. Otter vetoed the bill.) • Nebraska voters in November will be asked whether to keep the state’s longstanding death penalty for murder— even though retaining it will require them to vote “repeal.” The legislature replaced death row last year with mandatory life sentences, and the referendum is to “repeal” or “retain” that legislation. Hence, to abolish the death penalty, voters must select “retain.” The state attorney general, and election officials, declined to challenge the confusing arrangement, instead suggesting that Nebraskans are smart enough to figure the whole thing out. • The Arizona legislature passed a child-molestation law recently that made any adult contact with children’s genitals a criminal act, but unlike in other states’ similar laws, neglected to include a requirement that the outlawed contact be for “sexual” purposes. Consequently, in principle, parents may be criminally liable, for example, for bathing a baby or changing

its diaper. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled in September that it is up to the legislature to change the law, but some lawmakers professed indifference, confident that district attorneys will use good judgment about whom to prosecute.

• While other vehicle safety-control engineers work on actually slowing down cars and buses when a risk is detected on the road ahead, one of Volvo’s recent innovations appears aimed merely at bullying pedestrians to get out of the way. AccordFun With Pennies ing to a September report on Treehugger. (1) Robert Napolitan, 34, was arrested com, the safety “control” for a Volvo bus in Taylor, Pennsylvania, in September consists of progressively louder hornand charged with theft of a honking to scare off the drum containing 300,000 pedestrian. pennies from his employer, • Simple As That: (1) Pyne Freight Lines. That British farmer Pip Simpsteel drum weighs several son, who lost nearly 300 tons and, of course, netted sheep to rustlers in recent You need any Napolitan only $3,000. (By years, recently sprayed firewood? contrast, in New York City’s his remaining herd of Diamond District in Sepalmost 800 sheep a bright tember, a brazen thief made luminous orange (harmoff with a 5-gallon drum less, he said, though the containing 86 pounds of sheep’s opinions are something else— gold flakes, unknown) to make them valued at more than $1 milless attractive to thieves. lion— and is still at large.) (2) Saudi Arabia switched (2) For some reason, accordto the 365-day Gregorian ing to a High Point, North calendar on Oct. 2, in Carolina, TV report, Larry part to reduce governHall of Randolph County ment expenses. Bureautook seven-plus weeks out crats had been using the of his life recently and glued Islamic lunar Hijri (354pennies to cover (except for windows and day) calendar, but now must work a 3 perchrome) his 2000 Chevrolet Blazer (a total cent longer year for the same salaries. of 51,300 coins).

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The 1,496-page German novel “Bottom’s Dream,” translated into (broken) English, more than twice as long as “War and Peace,” recently reached U.S. bookstores as a 13-pound behemoth, bound with a 14-inch spine that, based on a September Wall Street Journal description, will almost surely go unread. The story follows two translators and their teenage daughter over a single day as they try to interpret the works of Edgar Allen Poe, making for slow going for anyone not already conversant with Poe.

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In 2014, British entrepreneur Azad Chaiwala, 33, created the matchmaking service Second Wife— because, just as men have trouble finding that special person, some Mormons, Muslims and others have at least as much trouble finding that special additional person. (Most clients, he said, are in the United States and the United Kingdom, though bigamy is illegal in both places.) The service was so successful that Chaiwala this year inaugurated Polygamy.com, which he adamantly defended as a moral alternative to adultery and one-night-stand services such as Tinder.

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(1) The long-rap-sheeted Darren Clinton, 48, was in the process, according to Minneapolis police, of burglarizing a hotel room in September when an occupant returned and surprised him. Clinton, wielding a knife, escaped momentarily, but the occupant summoned his nearby roommates— the visiting University of Arizona men’s cross-country team— and after a chase, which included jumping several barriers, the runners steered a severely winded Clinton into the arms of a state trooper. (2) Kerry Johnson, 52, was arrested in August in Charleston, West Virginia, and charged with robbing a City National Bank branch. Police said Johnson had been gambling at the Mardi Gras Casino in nearby Nitro when he ran out of money at the blackjack table. (He left a $25 chip to preserve his spot, excused himself, went to the bank, and came back with more money.)

People With Issues

Based on recent convictions for indecent exposure, Anthony Hardison, 50, has a public masturbation habit, and it is apparently so bad that he engaged once again in August— while he was in the lobby of the sheriff’s office in Seattle, where he had reported to register as a sex offender. He was arrested.

The Passing Parade

Austrian Edition: (1) A massive, milelong traffic jam on the Austrian A2 highway in October between Inzersdorf and Vosendorf was caused by a huge flock of starlings crashing into cars and falling to the road. Ornithologists told reporters that the birds must have earlier feasted en masse on fermented berries and were navigating under the influence. (2) In September, an unnamed woman was detained at the airport in Graz, Austria, because her suitcase held two plastic containers with her late husband’s intestines. She had come from Morocco seeking doctors’ opinions whether he had been poisoned (but doctors told local media they would have to examine the entire body to determine that). Police said no laws had been broken.

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Listening to the masterful dynamics of Between Symmetries’ Silhouettes, one might be surprised to learn the Savannahbased band’s only been around for a year and a half. In that brief time, the quartet of young musicians has honed a fresh, tight sound that’s blowing up through the Southeast and beyond. Music was always in the cards for guitarist/vocalist Adam Jenkins. Growing up in Savannah, Jenkins’ grandfather was in seminal funk/soul band Tradewinds, and his grandmother sang in the church choir. Camoflauge, the young Hitch Village rapper who was gunned down outside a recording studio on his rise to fame, was close with Jenkins’ brother and often hung out at their childhood home. Surrounded in diverse influences, Jenkins was

first introduced to guitar while attending Emanuel Baptist Church. “I was the only black kid there,” he laughs, “so I remember they had a new youth pastor, and she had a son, maybe five years older than me, who played guitar. I asked my mom, ‘What’s that?’ She said, ‘That’s a guitar. You want to learn to play?’” Soon, Jenkins was performing in the church’s band and learned power chords and rock arrangements at home. “We were playing ‘Highway to Hell’ in church before they sang hymns,” he remembers. “So many people were like, ‘You’re gonna go to hell!’ We didn’t even care, it was so much fun.” Jenkins always knew he wanted to be a musician or a professional athlete. As his high school basketball career progressed and colleges scouted him, the sports path became clearer. Those aspirations were quickly halted when he tore his ACL.

“I remember, was at my best friend’s house laying on the couch wondering, ‘What am I gonna do?’ he says. “Everybody says they have a moment of realization— and I never believed in that when I heard about it—but I did after that. I just had that moment—I asked, ‘What am I supposed to do?’ and I swear I heard a voice: ‘You know what you’re supposed to do.’ In that moment, I knew it was music. From then on—I was 20—I worked, I got the money to buy an amp, bought my dream guitar. It took me two years to get it, but it was so worth it. Got pedals, and found all my band people through Craigslist and parties.” Jenkins, drummer Michael Britt, guitarist Daniel Sheehan, and bassist Jack Nave forged an indie-emo sound with raw edges and shoegaze haze—and it took off. “I’ve only been playing music seriously for a year and a half,” says Jenkins. “I’m learning a lot.” The band has hit it hard the DIY way,


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releasing a debut EP, “Movetur,” last year. In the wee hours of the morning, Jenkins sent emails to websites and magazines to spread the word. His efforts paid off: the revered tastemakers at CMJ (College Media Journal) premiered the little Georgia band’s EP, praising the band’s Midwest college rock vibes, wide melodies, and slow builds of “yearning, dramatic, arena emo.” Later on, New Noise Magazine and Substream Magazine would become Between Symmetries supporters, teasing new songs and offering premieres. “It was all on blind faith,” Jenkins says. “I think we figured out some of the tricks of becoming a bit more well-known early on. Those connections don’t usually come until three, four years in. I just compiled a list of emails and faces and sent out emails all day, every day.” Jenkins admits he didn’t imagine the sheer amount of work being in a band requires when he first got into the game, but he feels the reward is worth it—even when he’s working three jobs and pushing his band’s product. Though they’re gaining notoriety throughout the U.S., Between Symmetries’ latest will be particularly special to Savannahians. What initially began as an EP unfurled into Silhouettes, a full-length

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album with each song named after a Savannah music venue. “Sitting down, it made sense to do something bigger than ourselves,” says Jenkins. “The best music I’ve listened to had a story behind it. Rage Against the Machine was always political. Green Day was ‘fuck the system.’” Even just months after it was recorded, the album feels like a timepiece—most of the DIY venues immortalized on the record are defunct. In fact, The Jinx and The Wormhole are the only spots mentioned that still actively have shows. “I was looking around, and everything was shutting down,” Jenkins recalls. “I was helping book bands all around town and in a matter of a week I had nowhere to book anybody. I wondered, could we do something that brings some sort of attention to what we have going on here and immortalize these places even if they’re never around again?” Lyrically, the album explores “life, shitty jobs, and relationships,” but listeners will hear each venue’s influence in the album’s arrangements. “‘The Bomb Shelter’ has this math rock tapping type thing,” Jenkins explains, referring to a track named after a beloved, now-defunct house venue. “‘The Jinx’ is super-heavy, because they have metal

“We were playing ‘Highway to Hell’ in church before they sang hymns,” he remembers. “So many people were like, ‘You’re gonna go to hell!’ We didn’t even care, it was so much fun.” bands. ‘Hang Fire’ is more pop-rock. It came together, and it wasn’t even on purpose. It was a cool concept, and I sat down and talked to a lot of people about it, and everyone was for it.” Between Symmetries’ former drummer did most of the songwriting for their last album; for Silhouettes, Jenkins took the helm. “The band told me to write everything and they’d put their parts around it,” he says. “It came out to be this weird, shoegaze-y type of vibe. We used to have breakdowns and discord…now it’s a lot more honest.” The writing process has been a transformative experience for Jenkins. “When we play the last song on the record, ‘Sweet Mels,’ I don’t think I’ve ever played a song that emotional. It’s a tough

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You’ll hear The Peach State all over The Georgia Flood’s sound. Brothers Brooks Mason and Lane Kelly got their start playing rock ‘n’ roll and blues music, and those influences show through their rootsy sound with a certain Southern air. The kids have been playing since they were 7 and 10 years old; their first gigs were in biker clubs and dive bars, where they played songs inspired by Derek Trucks, The White Stripes, and classics like Jimi Hendrix. Over the years, their sound has grown into a mature, harmonious, toughed-out, soulful brand of melodic rock ‘n ‘roll. Most recently, the band paid tribute to beloved Southerners Alabama Shakes with a cover of “Hold On”—give it a spin on Spotify in anticipation of their Social Club show. Friday, October 21, 9 p.m., free, 21+ The Georgia Flood

Spook it up with your hometown burlesque troupe this weekend. Riffing on the concept of television series 1,000 Ways to Die, The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue offers up a goofy string of unfortunate events as portrayed by Magnolia Minxxx, Lady Von Luft, Jack N ThaCox, Rita D’LaVane, Rebel Belle, and Butt Reynolds. The gang gets creative with their grim demises: performers succumb to evil dentists, poison ivy, un-charmed snakes, over-exercise, and more. Special guest Ada Manzhart comes to town to join in the wicked fun, while Granny Glitter Gams and Skippy Spiral keep the laughs coming as the show’s emcees. To round out the evening, Jinx favorites Everymen will rock out ‘til the bar closes with their unforgettably raucous show. Saturday, October 22, doors at 9 p.m., show at 10 p.m., $10 general admission, $15 VIP, 21+


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Valore in House of STrut

Local rapper and spoken word poet Valore emcees an evening of empowerment at House of Strut, the Starland shop that has transformed into a vintage boutique by day, cultural and musical hub by night. Valore will encourage women to express themselves through spoken word and other forms of creative expression to help release the pain of violence. All funds raised will go toward Safe Shelter, Savannah’s center for domestic violence services. tuesday, October 25, 7 p.m., all-ages

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Wednesday 10.19 Live Music

Barrelhouse South VuDu Shakedown, Every other Wednesday, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Thea, piano/vocals, 6 p.m. Boomy’s Eric Culberson Band, 10 p.m. coffee deli Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Happy Hour w/ Anders Thomsen, 6 p.m. Five Oaks Taproom Eric Britt, 8 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Jeff Beasley, 7:30 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Cory Chambers, 7 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Jeremy Riddle, 10 p.m. The Sandbar Open Mic, 9 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Latin Music Night, 9 p.m. Tree House Wobble Wednesday Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jubal Kane, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Brandon Reeves, 5 p.m. 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 Florence Art Trivia at the Florence, third Wednesday of every month The Jinx Rock n Roll Bingo, 10 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Team Trivia, 8:4510:30 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m. World of Beer Trivia, 7 p.m.

Karaoke

Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Hercules Bar & Grill Karaoke, 9 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Karaoke hosted by K-Rawk, 8-11 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Comedy

Totally Awesome Bar Weird Wednesdays Open Mic Comedy

DJ

El-Rocko Lounge DJ Doc Ock, 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.

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Barrelhouse South No Need Basil’s Pizza and Deli Jan Spillane, 6:30 p.m. Bay Street Blues Hitman Blues Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Eric Culberson Band, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s

Daikaiju, Tiny Scissors, Gwynn @el-rocko lounge

Premium action heroes Daikaiju offer a high-energy show with psychedelic whimsy, punk attack, surfy riffs, doom metal heft, and a wild stage show. Atlanta’s Tiny Scissors wield a kind of aggressive instrumental math rock. New Savannah band Gwynn joins the bill. thursday, october 20, 9 p.m., free, 21+ Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Christ Church Episcopal Community Concert, 6 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Dai Kaiju, The Wave Slaves, 9:45 p.m. Fannie’s on the Beach Christy and Butch, 8 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Luke Landers, 7 p.m. Rocks on the Roof Thomas Claxton Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Open Mic, 9 p.m. Vic’s on The River Frank Bright and Claire Frazier, third Thursday-Saturday of every month, Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Jon Lee’s Apparitions, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bucky & Barry, 5 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Acoustic Thursday, 6 p.m.

Trivia & Games

The Britannia British Pub Trivia, 7:30 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Butt Naked Trivia with Kowboi, 7 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Trivia Pour Larry’s Explicit Trivia, 10 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar 80s and 90s Trivia, 8 p.m. Tybee Island Social Club Trivia,

7:30 p.m.

Karaoke

Applebee’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Blueberry Hill Trivia and Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Chromatic Dragon Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Doodles Karaoke Thursday & Saturdays, 9 p.m. Flashback Karaoke, 8 p.m. The Jinx Scaryoke Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Karaoke, 8 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Rusty Rudders Tap House Karaoke Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Karaoke, 8 p.m. World of Beer Karaoke, 9 p.m.

DJ

Congress Street Social Club DJ Blackout, 10 p.m. The Jinx Live DJ, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao Mediterranean Tavern DJ Kirby Rusty Rudders Tap House DJ Tap SEED Eco Lounge DJ Cesar, 10 p.m.

Bar & Club Events

Carnival Bar Theatre Downtown Delilahs: Femme Fatales of Factors Walk, 10 p.m. Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe Vinyl Appreciation, 7-10 p.m. SEED Eco Lounge Daas Unterground Thursdays, 10 p.m.

Friday 10.21 Live Music

Barrelhouse South The Norm, Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats, 10 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Wassaw Sound Band, 7:30 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, High Velocity, 8 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Nancy Witt (piano and vocals), 6 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Georgia Flood, 10:30 p.m. Fiore Italian Bar and Grill Anne Allman, 6:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Shrimp City Slim, 9 p.m. The Jinx Between Symmetries, Generation Pill Jukebox Bar & Grill Thunderbird Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Stan Ray

Mansion on Forsyth Park Tradewinds, 9 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 4 Daze Dead Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rocks on the Roof The Versatile Band Ruth’s Chris Steak House David Duckworth & Kim Polote, 8 p.m. Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Live Music, Rock-A-Licious, 8 p.m. The Tybee Post Theater Roland Guerin & Grass Roots, 8-10 p.m. Tijuana Flats Gary Strickland Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers The Warehouse Rachael Shaner, Hitman, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Bill Hodgson, Groovetown Assault, 9 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) The Hypnotics The Wormhole Low Country Oscillations, 11 p.m.

McDonough’s Karaoke, Karaoke, 9 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Sunny’s Lounge Karaoke, 9 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/DJ, 10:30 p.m.

Trivia & Games

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

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

Karaoke

Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 7 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke

Comedy

Foxy Loxy Cafe Foxy Loxy Comedy Night, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

DJ

Club 309 West DJ Zay Cocktail Co. Cocktails & Beats, 10 p.m. Doubles Nightclub DJ Sam Diamond, 8 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, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star

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THU. OCT 20 NO NEED

Beardtoberfest @Wild Wing

Things are getting hairy down in City Market, but it’s all for a good cause. Wild Wing’s annual beard competition raises funds for Wind Sports for Wounded Warriors, the Saint Simons-based nonprofit, so get those ‘staches styled! Competitors can enter one of eight categories: Preschool (Build-A-Beard/Whiskerina, open to men and women), K-5 (natural and styled mustaches), Middle school (partial beard or anything more than a mustache but less than a full beard), Freshman year/ business beard (1” and under), Sophomore year (1”-5” beard), Junior year (5”-10” beard), Senior year (10” and over), College level (Freestyle partial or full and will include natural beard styled mustache). Jason Courtenay Duo, Bill Hodgson, and Bethany and the Southside Boys provide the musical entertainment. If you’re competing, it’s $20 at the door; spectators get in for free. saturday, october 22, 8 p.m.

Live Music

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Barrelhouse South The Mantras, The Orange Constant, 10 p.m. Basil’s Pizza and Deli Waits & Co., 7:30 p.m. Bayou Cafe Thomas Claxton, Jerry Zambito and the Bayou Blues Band, 9 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 Eric Culberson, 10:30 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge Grinder Nova, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Shrimp City Slim, 9 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Rachael Shaner, 7 p.m. Molly McGuire’s Willie Jackson The Olde Pink House David Duckworth & Alisha Duckworth Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Jody Espina Trio, 6:30 p.m. Rocks on the Roof Virtue Band Savannah’s Music City Bar and Grill Live Music, Rock-A-Licious, 8 p.m. Vic’s on The River Diana Rogers The Warehouse Greg Williams, Derailed, 2 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe Beardtoberfest w/ Jason Courtenay Duo, Bill Hodgson, Bethany and the Southside Boys, 1 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) The Twins

Karaoke

Applebee’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Doodles Karaoke Thursday & Saturdays, 9 p.m. The Islander Karaoke, 10 p.m. Jukebox Bar & Grill Karaoke, 8 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina Karaoke, 8 p.m. Rachael’s 1190 Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.

DJ

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, 10 p.m. Tree House DJ Phive Star

Bar & Club Events

Carnival Bar Theatre Downtown Delilahs: Femme Fatales of Factors Walk, 9 & 11 p.m. Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. The Jinx Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue presents 13 Ways to Die, 10 p.m. The Wormhole Trick & Treats, Twirls & Cheeks, 10 p.m.

Sunday 10.23 Live Music

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant Gail Thurmond, 6:30 p.m. Aqua Star Restaurant (Westin

Harbor Hotel) Equinox Trio Jazz Brunch, 11:30 a.m. Bayou Cafe Don Coyer, 9 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10:30 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ramona Quimby, 7 p.m. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar and Grill Matt Eckstine, 7 p.m. The Olde Pink House Eddie Wilson Tybee Island Social Club Sunday Bluegrass Brunch, 12:30 p.m. Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Sarah Poole, 8 p.m.

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Trivia & Games

Lulu’s Chocolate Bar Sunday Afternoon Trivia, 3 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Trivia, 9:30 p.m.

Karaoke

Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill Karaoke/DJ, 10:30 p.m.

DJ

Boomy’s DJ Basik Lee, 10 p.m.

Monday 10.24 Live Music

Abe’s on Lincoln Open Mic with Craig Tanner and Mr. Williams, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe David Harbuck, 9 p.m. Cocktail Co. Monday Night Live, 8 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Open Mic Vic’s on The River Jimmy Frushon The Warehouse Greg Williams,

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Tuesday 10.25

8 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic, 8 p.m.

Trivia & Games

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TACO TUESDAYS $5 TACOS

W/ CHIPS & SALSA (11AM-4PM)

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Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina Team Trivia, 7:30 p.m. The Britannia British Pub Bingo, 8 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) Bingo

Karaoke

Boomy’s Karaoke, 10 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

DJ

The Jinx DJ Lucky Bastard, 10 p.m. Little Lucky’s DJ Mixx Masta Matao SEED Eco Lounge DJ Pieces, 10 p.m.

Trivia & Games

17 Hundred 90 Restaurant 307 E. President St. Savannah-Downtown 912-236-7122 17hundred90.com

Abe’s on Lincoln 17 Lincoln St. Savannah-Downtown 912-349-0525 abesonlincoln.com

Applebee’s 1492 E. Oglethorpe Hwy. Hinesville 912-369-4909 applebees.com

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

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Comedy

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

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Karaoke

Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 7 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Little Lucky’s Karaoke McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Rail Pub Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

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Live Music

Bay Street Blues Ben Keiser Band, 9 p.m. Bayou Cafe Jam Night with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Billy’s Place at McDonough’s Thea, piano/vocals, 6 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. 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, 5 p.m. The Wormhole Mitchell & Friends Acoustic Happy Hour, 6 p.m.

Game Night, 6 p.m. Coach’s Corner Trivia, 8 p.m. CoCo’s Sunset Grille Trivia, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Trivia, 10 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia, 7:3010 p.m. Mediterranean Tavern Battle of The Sexes Game, 9-10 p.m. Mellow Mushroom Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Savannah Taphouse Trivia, 7 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe (Pooler) Trivia, 9 p.m. The Wormhole Trivia, 10:30 p.m.

Basil’s Pizza and Deli 216 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Wilmington Island 912-897-6400 basilsonline.com

Bay Street Blues 17 E. Bay St. Savannah-Downtown 912-236-6655

Bayou Cafe 14 N. Abercorn St. Savannah-Downtown

912-233-6411 rsechler.wix.com/bayoucafe

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

912-231-9049 billysplacesavannah.com

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

Blueberry Hill 546 Dean Forest Rd. Savannah-Westside 964-8401

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

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

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

912-721-5002 mansiononforsythpark.com

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

912-289-0350 chromaticdragon.com

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

Club 309 West 309 W. River St. Savannah-Downtown 912-236-1901 club309west.com

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

coffee deli 4517 Habersham St. Savannah-Midtown

912-352-7818 savannahcoffeedeli.com

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

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 dubspubriverstreet.com

El-Rocko Lounge 117 Whitaker St. Savannah-Downtown 912-495-5808

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

Club One 1 Jefferson St. Savannah-Downtown

912-786-6109 fanniesonthebeach.com

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

912-459-4160 fiaruairishpub.com

912-232-0200 clubone-online.com

912-352-2933 coachs.net

Cocktail Co. 10 Whitaker St. Savannah-Downtown

912-236-6144 savannahcocktailco.com

Fia Rua Irish Pub 10132 Ford Ave. Richmond Hill Fiore Italian Bar and Grill 7360 Skidaway Rd. Isle of Hope 912-349-2609 fioreitalianbarandgrill.com

Five Oaks Taproom 201 W. Bay St. Savannah-Downtown 912-236-4440 fiveoakstaproom.com

Flashback 10010-B Ford Ave. Richmond Hill 912-428-1643

The Florence 1 B West Victory Drive Savannah-Midtown

(912) 234-5522. theflorencesavannah.com

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

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

The Islander 301 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Wilmington Island 912-897-6137

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

912-236-7777 www.jazzdsavannah.com

The Jinx 127 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown 912-236-2281

Jukebox Bar & Grill 3741 US Hwy 17 Ste 500 Richmond Hill 912-756-6997

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 luluschocolatebar.com


Mansion on Forsyth Park 700 Drayton St. Savannah-Downtown

912-238-5158 mansiononforsythpark.com

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

912-233-6136 mcdonoughssavannah.com

Mediterranean Tavern 125 Foxfield Way Pooler 912-988-1052

Mellow Mushroom 11 W. Liberty St. Savannah-Downtown 912-495-0705 mellowmushroom.com

Melody’s Coastal Cafe and Sandbar Cantina 2518 Hwy 17 Richmond Hill 912-459-6357 melscoastalcafe.com

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub 311 W. Congress St. Savannah-Downtown 912-239-9600 macphersonspub.com

Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub (Pooler) 110 Towne Center Dr. Pooler 912-348-3200 macphersonspub.com

The Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St. Savannah-Downtown

912-232-4286 www.plantersinnsavannah.com

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 rachaels1190.com

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

Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant 402 MLK Jr. Blvd. Savannah-Downtown 912-292-1656 ranchoalegrecuban.com

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

912-721-3901 bohemianhotelsavannah.com

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 ruthschris.com

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

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

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

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Savannah’s Only 8 0’s & 90’s Themed Bar! 107 B Whitaker St • 912.495.5945

Daily Happy Hour 5-8pm

$2.50 Wine/$2.50 Dom. Beer/$3 Wells 6 Pool Tables! Arcade Games! Pinball! Skeeball!

Join Us For Service Industry Night Tuesdays For Happy Hour Pricing ALL NIGHT LONG! weird wednesdays open mic comedy 9-11pm

912-232-4447 sentientbean.com

912-234-6628

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

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

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

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

912-239-0095 treehousesavannah.com

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

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

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912-921-2269

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Sunny’s Lounge 5630 Ogeechee Rd. Savannah-Southside

The Tybee Post Theater 10 Van Horne Ave. Tybee Island

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MORE TOURS MORE FUN!

THE ORIGINAL, 100% PEDAL POWERED, ECO-FRIENDLY WAY TO SEE SAVANNAH Pub Crawls • Boos Cruise Private Parties • Food & Drink Permitted

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OKE K A R A AY S SD THUR SATURDAY DRINK SPECIALS

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912-721-1000 vicsontheriver.com

The Warehouse 18 E. River St. Savannah-Downtown

912-234-6003 thewarehousebarandgrille.com

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

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

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

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

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

32 TAPS MON-SAT 11AM-3AM SUN 12:30PM-12AM 65 FAIRMONT AVE. 912.335.1088 KITCHEN ALWAYS OPEN

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Textile symposium reveals hidden history of Savannah by RACHAEL fLORA

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OCT 19-25, 2016

THIS WEEKEND, the Textile Society of America, Inc. hosts its biannual symposium on all things fibers at the Hyatt Regency. “Crosscurrents: Land, Labor and the Port” has the potential to start an important conversation about textile production and development in Savannah. “I think we have such specific potential for textile development,” says Nathan Saludez, special projects director at Art Rise Savannah. “There are very few small textile mills in the country, particularly in the South. Here you have access to the cotton being grown and this is a major world port so I think there’s opportunity for production, development and manufacturing textiles. Getting people here first [is key]—they have to have that introduction to the city first, but you know everyone who comes here falls in love with it.” The symposium plays a crucial part in getting people to Savannah—the TSA has members around the world, and the symposium attracts about 500 people. Three SCAD professors—Susan Falls, Jessica Smith, and Liz Sargent—are also members of TSA and convinced the association to bring the symposium to Savannah because of its historical relationship with textiles. “We have such a rich history with cotton,” Saludez explains, “so the title of this symposium, ‘Land, Labor and the Port,’ show how these things have affected textiles and how the textiles affect the city as well. It’s not limited specifically to Savannah. It’s a conversation—you know a little bit about someone else, bring up your own things.” This year’s event is unique because for the first time, a series of exhibitions accompanies the symposium. Seven local galleries will host exhibitions free and open to the public, unlike the symposium, which is only open to TSA members. The exhibitions are eclectic in topic, from shibori to quilting to digital hand weavings, and were all juried. “The point of exhibitions is to start a conversation,” Saludez says. “The quilt exhibition I’m 42 working on “Between” is more

traditional applied art, but these artists take it into a whole other place of fine art. I think that some of the shows are challenging in a really great way.” Falls, Smith and Sargent approached Art Rise for help with the event because, as Saludez explains, taking on the project with only three people can be overwhelming. “The SCAD professors were coordinating these shows, but they had eight exhibitions—now it’s seven—and having three people to do that many exhibitions is quite impossible,” he says. “They needed help coordinating the gallery spaces, and TSA is also a nonprofit with limited funds to make this happen.” The diversity of the exhibitions speaks to the nature of textiles and fibers as an artistic medium. “There’s the potential for functionality or to be fine art with no practical function,” Saludez notes. “You can take it in any direction; it’s a very expansive medium.” The galleries themselves are diverse as well—Non-Fiction Gallery and the City of Savannah’s Cultural Arts Gallery host exhibitions, but so do non-traditional spaces like the Kaufman Gallery, a home on Acton Court. “Indigo and Beyond” at the Cultural Arts Gallery will remain up for the rest of the month, but most of the exhibitions will be uninstalled by Monday. The event at the Hyatt is only open to Textile Society members, but several local galleries will There’s also an artist talk planned for “Between: Layering Context and Percep- host accompanying exhibits free and open to the public. tion in Patchwork” at Jelinek Creative Spaces on October 19. Curator Molly Evans Fox will introduce the artists’ work and discuss how they were chosen, and artist Sonja Dahl will discuss her practice. This event is notable because it’s the only artist talk of the weekend free and open to the public. Saludez notes the community’s hand in pulling off the weekend, and the range of people involved speaks volumes of the broadness of textiles as a medium. “The community has really come through and supported this,” he says. “What’s funny is when we had the call for volunteers we were expecting maybe ten people to come to the meeting, and we had 30. People that aren’t specifically affiliated with SCAD or other arts organizations, and a whole mix of students, older people, mid of people that have some sort of interesting aspect in textiles. So we went around the room and talked about what we did and everyone had such a diverse background.” cs For more info go to textilesocietyofamerica.org/ tsa_symposium/symposium2016/


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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, style and trends and show how natural dyes and traditional Japanese dyeing techniques played a role in history and agriculture. Reception Oct. 20, 6pm. Through Oct. 28. Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St. Between: Layering Context in Patchwork — Featuring work by Sonja Dahl, Jess Jones, and Rachel Meginnes. Part of the Textile Society of America’s biannual symposium. Oct. 20-24. Jelinek Creative Spaces, 101 N. Fahm St.

Crosscurrents: Land, Labor and the Port — Art Rise Savannah has partnered with the Textile Society of America to produce a series of eight simultaneous exhibitions organized by nationally recognized curators as part of the TSA’s biennial symposium. Thu., Oct. 20, 6-9:30 p.m. Art Rise Savannah, 2427 Desoto Ave. Flotsam — Featuring work by Christi Birchfield, Elana Herzog, Elizabeth Duffy, Lauren Kalman, David Krofta, Simone Schiffmacher, and Justin Woody. Part of the Textile Society of America’s biannual symposium. Oct. 2024. Kaufman Gallery, 422 Acton Court. Justin Zielke — Justin Zielke is an abstract artist who works in mixed media, sculpture, and film inspired by the Process Art Movement. Thu., Oct. 20, 5-9 p.m. Sylvestor & Co., 205 West Broughton St. MFA Fiber Group Exhibition — Featuring graduate students from SCAD’s Fibers program. Oct. 20-23. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. New Designs in Savannah: Jewelry by Kristin Baird — Meet artist Kristen Baird. Fri., Oct. 21. The Grand Bohemian Gallery, 700 Drayton St. Pop-up Exhibition — Featuring SCAD Fiber Alumni Liz Robb and Michael-Birch Pierce. Oct. 20-23. sulfurstudios.org. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St.

A reception for two textile shows happens Thursday evening at the Cultural Arts Gallery on Henry Street.

SCAD Open Studios — Tour SCAD’s studios in Alexander Hall. Fri., Oct. 21, 5-7 p.m. Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St. Source and Sequence: Digital Weaving by Joanne Arnett, Janice Lessman-Moss and Bhakti Ziek — Part of the Textile Society of America’s biannual symposium. Oct. 20-24. Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave. The Woven Cosmos: Visualizing the Invisible Through Textile, Modern Science, and Ancient Worldviews — Featuring work by Helen Yuanyuan Cao, Benedikt Diemer, Isaac Facio, Heather MacKenzie, David Martinez-Moreno, and Elizabeth Pope. Part of the Textile Society of America’s biannual symposium. Oct. 20-24. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St.

Continuing Exhibits Black and White: Printwork by Tori Point, Strawberry Moth and Paper Jam Press — Toni Point is a Mississippi based artist who combines love of a modern and minimalist aesthetic with interesting patterns and tribal influences. Strawberry Moth is the brainchild of Jessica Duthu, an illustrator in Savannah inspiring youth and imagination for kids of all ages through handprinted clothing and accessories. Through Oct. 30. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Face to Face: American Portraits from the Permanent Collection — Spanning the period from the American Revolution to World War II, the paintings in this exhibition demonstrate the broad range of American portraiture found in Telfair’s permanent collection. Through May 1, 2017. telfair.org. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St.

Gestalt: An Installation by Chris Nitsche — Through early January, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum will be presenting a large interactive installation by local artist and SCAD professor Chris Nitsche, and a selection of his preliminary sketches will be on display in the Museum atrium. Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Historic Cottons to Modern Polyesters: Quilts from Telfair’s Collection — Made from the rarest silks to the simplest cottons, corduroys, wools, and modern polyesters, Telfair Museums’ small but important collection of quilts are presented in Historic Cottons to Modern Polyesters. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Jennifer Levonian: Shake Out Your Cloth — Jennifer Levonian’s work transforms the fabric of the everyday into the fantastical—or at the very least, the hilarious. In the exhibition Shake Out Your Cloth, Levonian presents a recent cut-paper animation titled Xylophone, as well as three quilts loosely inspired by the protagonist of the video. Painstakingly crafted from hundreds of individual watercolors, her stop-motion animations often feature a character trying to break free from social rituals and clichés. Museum members free, non-members general admission Through Nov. 20. 912-790-8880. telfair. org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Now — “Now” is a series of new works by longtime Savannah artist, Julia Christian. Ranging from intricate pen on paper, oil figure studies and large scale oil portraits on canvas, the works display Julia’s deft hand and experienced talent. Through Nov. 4. Location Gallery, 417 Whitaker St.

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Cotton, Beads and Sugar: Textile Triangulations of Coastal Exchange Between India, Africa and U.S. — Featuring work by Surabhi Ghosh and Raksha Parekh with objects assembled by Medha Bhatt and Namita Gupta Wiggers. Part of the Textile Society of America’s biannual symposium. Oct. 20-24. The Whitefield Center, 106 E. 37th Street.

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culture fashion

Pop Up Shop at Trustees Garden features cutting edge design, family fun by jim morekis

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OCT 19-25, 2016

ONE of Savannah’s most vital sites will host one of its most unique events, the Pop Up Shop at Trustees Garden from Oct. 21-29. Located in one of the most historic areas of Savannah, back to the very earliest days of Oglethorpe’s founding of Georgia, the Pop Up Shop features fashion and family-friendly fun, concurrently with the Savannah Film Festival also going on downtown. “We’ll have many independent designers, from New York City and Savannah,” says designer Rosalie Stone Morris, who is spearheading the show, which she describes as a “mini-festival.” In addition to her own Stone Morris line, local designers include Mamie Ruth, M. Liz, Lovelane Designs, and Morris’s partner in organizing the show, Abbie Hastings. Wares on display comprise mostly women’s clothing, as you might imagine, but will also include a men’s collection, and accessories like scarves and handbags, “lots of fun little knick knacks,” says Morris. “We’re even going to have sets of handcarved wooden glasses.” The show will reside mostly under a tent in the mall area adjacent to the Morris Center and the Pirate’s House. Fashion is

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just one of the offerings. On Thursday night, there will be a tasting out in the garden area, with menu by Meta Adler and proceeds benefiting Historic Savannah Foundation. “The menu is inspired by the history of Trustees Garden,” says Morris. “The things originally planted there were vital to the sustainability of the colony.” Most afternoons will feature yoga from Dancing Dogs. “We’ll have lots of trunk shows throughout the run,” adds Morris. “The last night we’re doing a big Halloween Party for kids.” From 3-6 p.m. Oct. 29, there will be a closing party with a Halloween –themed trunk show from Lovelane Designs — and a costume contest. Though she frequently visits her native Savannah, Morris works out of New York City. She says the game has changed from the days when a small elite controlled the fashion world. “There are so many independent designers now. They get their cues from Asia, from all across the board. It seems like everything goes now,” she says. cs For full schedule go to shoptrustees.com

A multitude of designers and hand-crafted fashion and accessories await you at the weeklong special event in the historic Trustees Garden area.


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Jonathan Rabb’s Living journey

Historical novel explores Southern Jewish diaspora by Orlando Montoya

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“It was a fractured community,” Rabb says of the strict Reform-ConservativeOrthodox split of Savannah Jews then. “Plus, it allowed me to have a little bit of Romeo and Juliet.” It just wouldn’t be a good book if Yitzak fell in love with the “right type” of Jew. But to him, the distinctions were meaningless. The SS didn’t care what kind of Jew you were. Yitzak’s American love is threatened when his Czech betrothed, assumed dead, is found in Virginia. The way he writes, Rabb really makes you think, “What would I do?” “He has a choice between the promise of a real future with this young American woman or the safety of a shared despair with this woman from the camp,” Rabb says. And despair is always lurking beneath the surface in Among the Living. It comes up unexpectedly in vivid death camp flashbacks, just like it does… among the living. This is the first time in a while that Rabb has tackled a subject where the history is

still alive, although less each day. His previous books were set in Germany decades earlier. He remembers his own cousin and their parents, who miraculously survived the camps. And that’s why he says that this book felt personal to him. “It’s taken me a long time to write a book like this,” he says, even though it’s his shortest work. “I wanted to create a character that has some hope coming out of [the Holocaust].” And hope is sometimes hard to imagine. But we always must imagine it because spiders are spinning every day. Look for the book’s connections to water. Look for how the word “kindness” evolves in it. Look for historic Savannah cameos. Look for it in local bookstores. cs

Jonathan Rabb Book Signing 12-2 p.m. this Saturday The Book Lady, 6 E. Liberty St.

OCT 19-25, 2016

I PICTURE history as an enormous and intricate spider’s web. Its sticky strands come down from everywhere in our pasts and catch us in a world of complex twists and turns. You might compare a historical novelist, then, to a person who would place a fly right in the middle of that web. But that might assume that events turn out badly for the fly. I’m not going to give away the ending of Jonathan Rabb’s new book. But I will say that the fly in it escapes, several times, in moving and unexpected ways. Among the Living, the historical novelist’s sixth book, is a thought-provoking tale about Southern Jews, the Holocaust, Jim Crow, otherness, acceptance and other big themes. But it’s really a gripping story about one man, a death camp survivor, as he discovers his path through sweeping changes in

his own life and in the world around him. “I’ve never understood in my books when people say, ‘You have so many twists and turns,’” Rabb says. “Come and live my life with my two kids, my wife, my teaching schedule and so forth, for two weeks, and you will see just as many twists and turns.” Rabb’s movements aren’t as epic. But the SCAD writing professor has changed his life a time or two, something that’s informed his work. The biggest change was moving South. Growing up in a Jewish household in New Jersey, Rabb often heard about Southern Jews. They practiced the same religion. But they were just a little different. “To discover Jews who assert themselves as Southerners first… this astounded me,” he says. “But it makes perfect sense once you get to know the community here.” The book’s protagonist, a Czech writer named Yitzak, comes to 1947 Savannah also to be astounded. Blacks are treated like dirt. And Jews don’t get along with each other.

Jonathan Rabb will be at a book signing this weekend at The Book Lady.

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food & Drink festival feature

Aftermatthew: The Greek Festival is on!

Rescheduled event happens this Friday and Saturday at the Hellenic Center by jim morekis

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ONE of Savannah’s favorite hedul sc 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, 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. click to enlarge “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 46 really beautiful.” h u r ri

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These file shots show some of the delicious, made from scratch pastries you can enjoy at the Festival.

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. cs

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Oct. 21-22, Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, Order online for drive-thru pickup at www.savannahgreekfest.com


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LOVING WHAT you do is the key to longlasting and enriching success. I believe people too often neglect what they love, for what they think they should do. Everyone’s situation is different, but if you want to truly shine at something, love is the main ingredient. It’s not easy believing in yourself and taking a chance on something, knowing you might fail; especially if it’s something you love. But, taking the chance and failing is better than never trying at all. It’s is imperative to have people around you who want to see you succeed, and people for you to look up to, while trying to go after something that is important to you. As that very community has developed here in Savannah, locals have truly banded together in an effort to support all of the young entrepreneurs as well as artists and enthusiasts of all kinds, in every way possible. That blueprint is one that will allow us to see tremendous growth in our local economy, and the culture that we are creating being locals in our neighborhoods. For example, imagine if we all source our produce from Davis Produce or from the Forsyth Farmers Market. Supporting those farmers allows them to have more resources and capital to expand from within, giving them the opportunity to provide their services at a slightly cheaper rate. We would probably be able to have farmers markets every day of the week, all over town where you could find whatever your heart so desired. Economies and communities like this exist, they just take a lot of commitment from the locals, and the mental paradigm shift required in seeing the importance of this type of awareness. So the other day I bounced over to one of the largest and most well-known and decorated local companies, PERC Coffee, to enjoy a cup of something a little more elevated than what I had at home. While there, I stumbled upon a clear glass display case on the counter, containing what

If you aren’t at PERC within the first hour or so of opening, you might not get to see any of these treats. Photos by melissa delynn

doughnuts, we agreed to meet up and chat over coffee. Natasha Gaskill, head chef at A-Squad Bakery as well as the pastry chef at Smith Brothers, is one of the most down-to-earth, talented chefs I’ve met here in Savannah. I got chance to sit down with her one on one and speak to her about how she gained her inspiration to bake, and how that translated into the creativity that she brings to our city today. Originally from Bellingham, Washington, Natasha found herself her in Savannah as her and her family transitioned here for working opportunities, and the vibrations ended up sticking. As she began to settle in, she worked as the pastry chef at Lulu’s, which seemed to be the most natural shift as she studied in the culinary program and at Savannah Tech, taking as many baking course as she possibly could. While working at Lulu’s, she was afforded the opportunity to share space with a few nationally renowned wedding cake designers, which is what added much fuel to her passion for creation and baking. Taking advantage of the opportunity to learn from such great talent, she began watching, learning, and absorbing as much as she could, adding skills and tools that she would later learn to master. Natasha grew up loving baking, so as her life transitioned more and more in that direction, she began to lean in. “We converted our liveable shed in our yard, into a commercial kitchen for me to bake out of,” Natasha explained. “And after a few setbacks involving zoning, we were able to make it happen, which has allowed

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looked like small doughnut shaped pieces of heaven; and boy oh boy was I right. So, as I was eating these fluffy chunks of deliciousness, I decided to figure out who was behind this masterful baking, and decided to call A-Squad Bakery, the company who provides doughnuts to PERC every Friday and Saturday morning. After briefly telling her how much I loved these

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“It feels amazing to have people love what you do. And this collaborative local economy that is being built here allows everyone to reach their highest potential,” Natasha said. I couldn’t agree more about that. Savannah has this thing about it, and if you have an idea, and the motivation to work as hard as you can to get it, our community will support and help you reach the things you strive for. This is a new thing to our city, and I believe as more and more young, diverse, creative individuals continue to see the potential in our city, the larger foundation of support to our intentions and passions to shine through. Let’s keep chasing our dreams and stirring that pot, people. cs

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me to work at my own pace, and not force anything.” After making the decision to follow what she loved, she stepped down at Lulu’s as the pastry chef and made another shift to being the pastry chef at Smith Bros Butcher Shop, where she makes treats for them and as of recently PERC Coffee; more specifically than just treats, doughnuts. Delicious, sugar sprinkled, nutella filled, glazed, wonderfulness. And the great part about it, for Natasha anyways, is that they are only available at PERC on Friday’s and Saturdays. If you aren’t there within the first hour or so of the door opening, you might not even get to see any of these delicious fried treats.

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Post-Matthew craft beer roll call LIKE THE rest of us the local craft beer breweries, businesses and restaurants were shoring up to weather the storm or preparing their sites ahead of an evacuation. All of us hoped for the best but prepared for the worst. Fortunately for most of the local craft beer scene all was well after Matthew blew through. I spoke with several of owners of the local spots about the storm and how they fared. Southbound Brewing’s co-owner Carly Wiggins tells me, “Luckily we didn’t have any issues that affected the brewery directly. Many of the employees had some damage done to their homes, but nothing that can’t be fixed eventually.” Owner Kevin Ryan was pleased with the way the Service Brewing held up in the store. “The brewery weathered the storm without any damage or significant loss of power! We did not lose any beer, but the Hurricane has put us way behind on Lincoln’s Gift. Bluffton Oyster Company was not able to begin harvesting until the first of October this year, one month late. And then the storm has kept them out of the water for at least a week. We were targeting a November fifth release, but that isn’t possible at this time.” Coastal Empire fared almost as well with only minor damage according to coowner Chris Haborak. “All in all we fared pretty well. No physical damage to the brewery.  We had some water come into the tap room area from

on the road, and a lot of businesses that do not have power, that it is best to reduce the night time traffic and keep people and drivers off the roads. They are most likely less alert than they would normally be.  I know it sucks for local businesses that have already lost money from the storm, but public safety is more important in my opinion.” Green Truck was closed for several days following the storm but was able to celebrate reopening on the date of their Sixth Anniversary. They did change their scheduled based on the curfew. They announced an 8:30 p.m. closing time but did change to a later opening after the curfew was lifted on Wednesday. The storm in one way or another affected local craft beer businesses. Take some time and spend a little money at one or more of these locations. Your money and patronage will be appreciated and supports the local beer community and all their employees.

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the roof but it was easily removed and created no damage. Biggest issue was we were without power for several days but it was restored in time so that we did not lose any product.” Some of the local craft restaurants fared better than others. Ben’s Neighborhood Grill and Tap was able to open right after the storm. The menu was limited but they were able to serve up hot meals the Saturday of the storm. All of the craft beer bottle shops, White Whale, Hops and Barely and Habersham were able to open within a few days of the storm, hindered more by a lack of electricity that any damage. The curfew that was enforced after Hurricane Matthew was perceived by many as a hindrance to local businesses, especially bars and restaurants that cater to late evenings. Most of the businesses I spoke with did not see the situation that way and some were pleased that the curfew was enacted. Wiggins tells me “as a business it doesn’t affect us too much. Our hours of public operation are done before that. We have had to adjust our brewing/packaging schedules but we are making it work. The production team works in shifts. First shift generally starts at 6 am and last shift ends around midnight sometimes later. Personally, I don’t mind the curfew given that many out there still don’t have power and some are being taken advantage of by looters. Unfortunately, we’ve had some neighbors that have been affected by this. It makes me feel safer to know the police are out enforcing this to help protect our homes and businesses.” Ryan’s comments are very similar. “I think it is in everyone’s best interest. There is so much debris, so many dangers

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THE ACCOUNTANT

// Smart movies tend to offer intriguing setups, unique central characters, and tantalizing plot pirouettes. By those standards, The Accountant is a smart movie. But smart movies also tend to avoid offering obvious patterns, imbecilic narrative coincidences, and imploding third acts. Unfortunately, The Accountant isn’t that smart. Ben Affleck, the strong and silent type when it comes to performances, scores again in this vein as Chris Wolff, who as a child had a supporting if abusive father (Robert C. Trevelier) who wasn’t about to let his son’s autism stand in the way of a productive life. As an adult, Chris has directed his abilities as a math savant into a career as an accountant, for both ordinary citizens and vast criminal enterprises. Because of his pop’s tough love, Chris is as skilled at combat as he is at the numbers game, proficient with his hands and with all manner of firearms. These qualities come into play once he accepts a seemingly ordinary assignment of looking into the books at a robotics company headed by a humanistic scientist (John Lithgow) and his sister (Jean Smart). After he uncovers some discrepancies in the ledgers, people start getting bumped off, and it appears that an innocent accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) might be next. Meanwhile, Chris’ criminal activities are being investigated by two Treasury Department agents (J.K. Simmons and Cynthia Addai-Robinson), and just who is the mysterious assassin (Jon Bernthal) who keeps lurking in the shadows? Clearly, The Accountant isn’t lacking for plot, and for a good while, director Gavin O’Connor and writer Bill Dubuque keep the picture percolating with a heady mix of detailed character analysis and swift

action sequences. But even at an early point, there are suggestions that the movie will climax in the most daft and predictable manner possible, and our prayers that such a dunderheaded ending be avoided fall on deaf ears, with the denouement every bit as awful as feared. Indeed, the entirety of the concluding chapter is unsatisfactory — jokey, rushed, and tonally wrong. Too bad. After last week’s The Girl on the Train, the multiplexes could have used a sharp and taut thriller that’s consistent from first frame to last. But while The Accountant is certainly preferable to that tepid murdermystery, it jumps the tracks right at the very moment it should be picking up speed.

THE BIRTH OF A NATION

/// Now as always, it’s important to separate the artist from the art, although in the case of Nate Parker and his motion picture The Birth of a Nation, that’s often difficult to do. In 1994’s Bullets Over Broadway, a scandal-plagued Woody Allen has one of his characters declare that “An artist creates his own moral universe.” Great movie, ludicrous and self-serving line. And now, Parker and co-scripter Jean Celestin, both at the center of controversy for the college rape of a girl who then suffered from depression and committed suicide years later (Parker was acquitted while Celestin was initially convicted before being acquitted as well), has made sure to include the scene where Nat Turner offers forgiveness and baptism to a white man seeking to atone for all his past sins. “I forgive you” is the message to the man from Turner. “I forgive myself” is Parker’s message to himself. The Birth of a Nation is problematic in other ways, as well. It tells the story of Turner from his childhood to his

execution, and it details how this man (played as an adult by Parker himself) who initially was rented out by his owner (Armie Hammer) to quote from the Scriptures in an effort to assuage unruly slaves later found Biblical words to support his growing belief that the atrocities being committed against blacks needed to be stopped by any means necessary. Historical record asserts that his decision to lead an uprising stemmed wholly from his belief that it was a mandate from God, yet in the movie, it’s turned into a Death Wish scenario, with Turner largely motivated by the rape and beating suffered by his wife Cherry (a fine turn by Aja Naomi King) at the hands of white crackers. Employing a non-documented rape for this purpose is, at best, queasy and tonedeaf and, at worst, heinous and insensitive. And while the picture shows Turner’s army slaughtering scores of white men and even some women, it’s careful not to show any children getting murdered, even though several were. It’s an understandable omission, but also a misleading one. And yet, to deny the power and importance of The Birth of a Nation as its own entity would be equally misleading. While not in the same class as the excellent, Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave, this picture nevertheless has plenty of merit, starting with a title that brilliantly recalls the one for D.W. Griffith’s 1915 racist opus and throws it back in its face. It’s a film that’s about as subtle as a sledgehammer to the groin area, and yet its righteous anger helps rather than hinders the piece, particularly in the ghastly sequences in which Turner stands by helplessly as enormous evils are committed against his fellow sufferers (the “dental” scene is almost unwatchable). Production values are topnotch, with the camerawork by Elliot Davis


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particularly worthy of praise: Displaying remarkable range, the d.p. traffics in dark, dour shots that suit the material but then also tosses in some sequences of notable beauty and grace. Most crucially, though, this is a movie for the here and now, a document that nicely supports the BlackLivesMatter movement. Once the rebellion is quelled and whites start slaughtering blacks by the dozens (even ones who had nothing to do with the uprising), Cherry cries, “They’re killing people everywhere, for no reason but being black” — a chilling line in an era in which black males are being systematically gunned down at an alarming rate. Nate Parker may be a vile and unrepentant abuser, but whatever one thinks of the messenger, the delivered movie is worthy of attention. Now, whether you want to support his career through ticket sales is entirely up to you.

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

// The herrings in The Girl on the Train might be the usual shade of robust red, but the film itself is largely a bloodless affair, not so much a whodunit as a wellobviouslythatpersondunit. Based on the smash bestseller by Paula Hawkins, the film version finds Emily Blunt delivering a strong performance as Rachel, an unrepentant alcoholic who continues to harass her ex-husband Tom (Justin Theroux) and his wife Anna (Rebecca Ferguson). Tom and Anna live in the same neighborhood as another couple, Megan (Haley Bennett, currently co-starring in The Magnificent Seven) and Scott (Luke Evans) -- Rachel rides the train that passes alongside their property on a daily basis, thus allowing her to catch glimpses of their life as she whizzes by. She imagines Megan and Scott as the perfect happily-ever-after couple, and thus she’s shocked when she spots Megan making out with someone else on the balcony; this event is soon followed by Megan’s disappearance, and Rachel takes it upon herself to find out what’s going on. It’s perhaps an unwise move, since her involvement has the detective (Allison Janney) on the case tagging her as a leading suspect. I haven’t read Hawkins’ novel, although my wife informs me that one of its biggest failings is that the identity of the villain is ridiculously easy to figure out. In that case, the movie is a faithful adaptation, since the celluloid counterpart is head-smackingly obvious from an early point. Honestly, even the culprits in those Encyclopedia Brown children’s books were harder to suss out. Couple this lack of mystery and suspense with a plethora of thinly defined characters and the result is a story that probably should have remained on the printed page.

MASTERMINDS

// 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.

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

// The 1960 Western classic The Magnificent Seven (itself an Americanized version of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Seven Samurai) found its septet of gunslingers pooling their resources to protect the residents of a small village against the boastful, greedy and downright evil Mexican bandit Calvera, even going so far as to build a wall around the town perimeters. The new version of The Magnificent Seven plays out as a straightforward oater with plenty of colorful characters and even more colorful action. We all periodically need a rousing action flick to stir our senses, and this handsomely mounted production offers sporadic thrills. It’s just a shame the overall film isn’t better. In this take, the villain is Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), who wants to take over the town of Rose Creek and has his army of underlings gun down men and women alike to prove he’s serious. Townsperson Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), whose husband is murdered by

Bogue himself, takes it upon herself to search for men who can help them in the battle against Bogue. She first locates Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), a state-sanctioned bounty hunter, and he in turns recruits the other six: Josh Faraday (Chris Pratt), quick with the cards and the wisecracks; Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), a former Confederate officer who has lost his nerve; Billy Rocks (Byung-hun Lee), Goodnight’s companion; Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), an eccentric scout; Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), a Mexican outlaw; and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier), a Comanche warrior. Even with the knowledge that it’s basically a suicide mission, they all agree to take part, whether for money, glory or something else entirely. Director Antoine Fuqua and scripters Richard Wenk and Nic Pizzolatto don’t just offer carbon copies of the seven from the previous picture — while there are elements of, for example, Yul Brynner’s Chris in Washington’s Chisolm and Steve McQueen’s Vin in Pratt’s Faraday, these are for the most part new characters created for a new film. While it’s admirable that the filmmakers forged their own path, it’s also lamentable in that, overall, these men aren’t nearly as interesting or as memorable as the 1960 models. Hawke’s intensity keeps Goodnight watchable, but Pratt’s patented shenanigans are less entertaining than usual, and while Washington only has to walk in front of the camera lens to project strength and charisma, his Sam Chisolm is on the stiff side, not nearly as engrossing as the taciturn heroes he essayed in, say, The Book of Eli or his last picture, 2014’s The Equalizer (also directed by Fuqua and written by Wenk). As for Sarsgaard, it’s disheartening to see this fine actor saddled with such a ridiculous role, a one-note villain who almost makes Hannibal Lecter look like Mahatma Gandhi.

SNOWDEN

/// It’s no match for 2014’s Citizenfour, the Edward Snowden confessional that nabbed the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, but let’s say this about Snowden: It’s the best movie Oliver Stone has helmed since the 20th century. While it lacks the emotional wallop or technical prowess of Stone’s revered projects from the 1980s and ‘90s (Platoon, JFK and many more), it at least finds the controversial filmmaker shakily getting back on his feet following a post-Y2K resume that includes the disastrous likes of Alexander, W., Savages, and that Wall Street sequel with Shia LaBeouf. Snowden, with a script by Stone and Kieran Fitzgerald (meshing together a pair of books), even uses as its starting point

the meetings between the whistleblower (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Citizenfour director Laura Poitras (Melissa Leo) and The Guardian journalists Glenn Greenwald (Zachary Quinto) and Ewen MacAskill (Tom Wilkinson), thereafter employing flashbacks as Snowden explains how he progressed from a blinders-on conservative to a man whose disgust in the government’s illegal surveillance of Americans led to him deciding to leak thousands of NSA files. The film clearly views Snowden as a hero rather than a traitor, and it cuts no slack for anyone on either side of the political aisle, particularly the Bush administration for implementation and the Obama administration for continuation (there are also sound bites of Hillary Clinton stating that Snowden needs to be held accountable and Donald Trump suggesting that he be “executed”).

BRIDGET JONES’S BABY

/// 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. 51

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Animation Shorts Watch a variety of animated short films. Tue., Oct. 25, 2 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Behind the Scenes with AVID Artists The film industry’s leading audio and video professionals rely on Avid Artist Suite creative tools to make the most prestigious films. At this year’s Academy Awards®, every Best Picture, Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing nominee was created using Avid tools. Mon., Oct. 24, 2 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St,. The Business and Legal Side of Filming in Georgia Filming in Georgia has many benefits, from tax credits to a multitude of scenic locations. Business and legal planning can save you time, dollars and headaches. Learn what to consider when forming your business entity, your options for securing capital, what types of agreements can be standardized, and much more. Tue., Oct. 25, 2 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St,. Career Paths in Filmmaking Join film industry professionals for tips and anecdotes about landing a career in film, television or theater. Session includes panel discussion and Q&A. Produced by the Silver Screen Society. Tue., Oct. 25, 11 a.m. filmfest.scad.edu. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St,. Docs to Watch Roundtable Join us for the third annual Docs to Watch Directors Roundtable hosted by Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter. Directors in attendance include Kief Davidson, Ezra Edelman, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, Adam Irving, Barbara Kopple, Josh Kriegman, Richard Ladkani, Keith Maitland, Andrew Rossi, Elyse Steinberg, Clay Tweel, and Roger Ross Williams. Sun., Oct. 23, 6 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Editing Music for Feature Films: In Conversation with Steven Saltzman Respected Hollywood music editor Steven Saltzman, author of Music Editing for Film and Television: The Art and the Process, will discuss the ins and out of 20 years of making and editing music for movies. Mon., Oct. 24, 11 a.m. filmfest.scad.edu. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St,. Film: A Conversation with David L. Snyder Blade Runner will forever be considered a seminal 20th-century science fiction movie. From matte paintings and models to digital effects, Snyder works in all relevant mediums and will discuss them thoroughly, along with insider stories about the making of Blade Runner that have never been told before. Tue., Oct. 25, 12:30 p.m. filmfest. scad.edu. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of 52 Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Film: American Fable When 11-year-old Gitty discovers her beloved father is hiding a wealthy man in the family’s silo to save their struggling farm, she is forced to choose between saving the man’s life or protecting her family in this fairy-tale thriller set in the 1980s rural Midwest. Tue., Oct. 25, 11:45 a.m. filmfest.scad.edu. www2.scad.edu/venues/ trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: American Pastoral During the unrest of 1960s America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter’s newfound political activism threatens to destroy their family. Mon., Oct. 24, 9 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. www2.scad.edu/venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Balcony In a neighborhood rife with racial tension, a local girl falls for a recent arrival. Sun., Oct. 23, 4 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. www2.scad. edu/venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Bleed for This Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a local Providence boxer, shoots to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves him with a broken neck, he is told he may never walk again. Against all odds and doctor’s orders, he returns to the ring just a year after the accident for what could be the last fight of his life. Q&A with Vanguard Award honoree and actor Miles Teller, director Ben Younger and subject Vinny Paz following screening. $10 Tue., Oct. 25, 7 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. www2.scad.edu/venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Bon Voyage A couple’s compassion is put to the test when the two come across a sinking ship of refugees while on a pleasure trip across the Mediterranean. Tue., Oct. 25, 11:45 a.m. filmfest.scad.edu. www2.scad.edu/venues/ trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Christine In 1974, a female TV news reporter aims for high standards in life and love in Sarasota, Florida, and missing her mark is not an option in this film based on true events. Q&A with actor Tracy Letts, writer and producer Craig Shilowich, and producer Melody C. Roscher following the screening. Sat., Oct. 22, 9:30 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Curmudgeons A pair of senior citizens have a relationship that shocks both their families in this pottymouthed, but endearing comedy. Tue., Oct. 25, 9 a.m. filmfest.scad.edu. www2.scad. edu/venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Dominion It is claimed that on the last day of poet Dylan Thomas’ life, he had 18 double scotches in about six hours at the White Horse Tavern. He names each drink after an

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episode in his life and flashes back to those moments and forward again, gradually confusing reality with his crazed, inebriated imagination. Q&A with actor Rodrigo Santoro following the screening. Sun., Oct. 23, 5 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Film: Gleason After being diagnosed with ALS, former professional football player Steve Gleason makes a video diary for his unborn son, as he, his wife, and their friends and family work to raise money for ALS patients. Q&A with director Clay Tweel following the screening. Sat., Oct. 22, 4:30 p.m. filmfest. scad.edu. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Happy: A Small Film with a Big Smile Based on the life of visual artist Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman and his HAPPY campaign, this is the story of one man’s transformational journey through the storm, and his desire to share the sunshine he found on the other side of it. Sun., Oct. 23, 1:30 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. www2.scad. edu/venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Jackie See this searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history through the eyes of iconic first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Sat., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. www2.scad.edu/ venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Jean Nouvel: Reflections Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Jean Nouvel, among the most thoughtful, innovative and rebellious architects of his generation, reflects on his work, past and present. See a master in action at various stages of his process: conceptualizing, sketching, and even deciding the color of the stones to be used in the galleries of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Q&A with director

Matt Tyrnauer and producer Corey Reeser following screening. Tue., Oct. 25, 11 a.m. filmfest.scad.edu. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Film: La La Land Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modernday Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. Q&A with director Damien Chazelle following screening. Sun., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. www2. scad.edu/venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Life, Animated Owen Suskind is a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animation. Q&A with director Roger Ross Williams following the screening. Sun., Oct. 23, 11 a.m. filmfest.scad.edu. www2.scad.edu/ venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Lights Out When her younger brother, Martin, experiences the same events that once tested her sanity, Rebecca works to unlock the truth behind the terror, which brings her face to face with an entity that has an attachment to their mother, Sophie. Q&A with director David F. Sandberg following screening. Sun., Oct. 23, 9:45 p.m. filmfest. scad.edu. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Like Cotton Twines Micah, an American teaching in Ghana, is eager to help his students, especially 13-year-old Tuigi. However, Tuigi’s father offers her as a sex slave to atone for a deadly accident he committed. Clinging to his Western morals, Micah pits himself in a battle against tribal culture and the state. Sun., Oct. 23, 4 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. www2.scad.edu/venues/trustees/. Trustees


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Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Love is a Sting At his lowest point, struggling children’s author Harold Finch gains an unexpected house guest in Anabel Shine: a 20-yearold, hyperintelligent mosquito. Anabel has been the fly on the wall throughout history, but never managed to communicate with a human being. Mon., Oct. 24, 5 p.m. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Miss Sharon Jones! Dreams never expire, but sometimes they are deferred. Follow the talented and gregarious soul singer of the Grammy®nominated R&B band Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. In the most challenging year of her life, Jones confronts pancreatic cancer and struggles to find her health and voice again. Mon., Oct. 24, 2:30 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. www2.scad.edu/ venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Arguably the most influential creative force in television history, Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times. His legendary 1970s shows, All in the Family, Maude, Good Times and The Jeffersons, boldly opened dialogue and shifted the national consciousness, injecting enlightened humanism into sociopolitical debates on race, class, creed and feminism. Q&A with directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady following the screening. Sun., Oct. 23, 3 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Of Dogs and Men This exploration of the lengths people will go to change their station in life questions whether the key to survival is to betray or adopt the traits of monsters. Sat., Oct. 22, 2 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Film: Off the Rails The remarkable true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger’s syndrome whose overwhelming love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for the criminal impersonation of NYC subway drivers, conductors, token booth clerks and track repairmen. Sat., Oct. 22, 11 a.m. filmfest. scad.edu. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: OJ: Made in America It is the defining cultural tale of modern America, a saga of race, celebrity, media, violence and the criminal justice system. Two decades after its unforgettable climax, the trial continues to fascinate, polarize and develop new chapters. It will be screened in five episodes with intermissions. Q&A with director Ezra Edelman following screening. Mon., Oct. 24, 8 a.m. filmfest.scad.edu. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Film: Olympic Pride, American Prejudice In 1936, 18 African-American athletes participated in the Berlin Olympic Games. History forgot all except one. This is the story of the other 17. Mon., Oct. 24, 9 a.m. filmfest.scad.edu. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Other People

A struggling comedy writer, fresh from breaking up with his boyfriend, moves to Sacramento to help his sick mother. Living with his conservative father and younger sisters, David feels like a stranger in his childhood home. As his mother worsens, he tries to convince everyone, including himself, he’s doing okay. Q&A with Spotlight Award honoree and actor Molly Shannon following screening. $10 Mon., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. filmfest. scad.edu. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Paterson 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. New dreams come to her almost daily. Q&A with editor Affonso Goncalves following the screening. Sun., Oct. 23, 2 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Film: Rated Maggie, a wife and mother, must find the courage to own up to her own behavior when she wakes up to a world where every adult has received a Yelp-like rating floating above their head. While most everyone has a shining 4- or 5-star rating, she’s only got 2.5. Mon., Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m. filmfest.scad. edu. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Shame Jennifer Hudson stars as backup singer to her philandering, tyrannical husband whose shame infuses his music with passion. Mon., Oct. 24, 9 a.m. filmfest.scad.edu. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: She Started It This documentary provides a rare look into the lives of five ambitious women entrepreneurs (Thuy Truong, Brienne Ghafourifar, Sheena Allen, Stacey Ferreira and Agathe Molinar) who will stop at nothing to pursue their dreams. Tue., Oct. 25, 2:30 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. www2.scad. edu/venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Soy Cubana Winners of the 2016 CUBADISCO Award for best vocal group, the Vocal Vidas are a female a cappella quartet from the cradle of Afro-Cuban music, Santiago de Cuba. This documentary tells the story of crafting a musical career in a society in which artistic merit is not measured solely by economic success. Tue., Oct. 25, 2:30 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. www2.scad.edu/venues/ trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: The Drowning Psychologist Tom Seymour jumps into an icy river to save a drowning man, only to discover he’s the same person he helped put away for murder 12 years earlier. Q-and-A with actors Josh Charles and Avan Jogia following screening. Sat., Oct. 22, 2 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Film: The Freedom to Marry An intimate film that pulls back the curtain to reveal the masterminds of one of the greatest civil rights movements of our time as they embark on their final, thrilling battle

to win same-sex marriage for the U.S. Tue., Oct. 25, 9 a.m. filmfest.scad.edu. www2. scad.edu/venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: The Ivory Game Filmmakers go undercover with intelligence operatives and activists for 16 months to infiltrate the dark underbelly of the ivory trafficking network. Mon., Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m. filmfest.scad.edu. www2.scad.edu/ venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: The Red Turtle The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds. Mon., Oct. 24, 9 a.m. filmfest.scad.edu. www2.scad.edu/venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: The Revival: Women and the Word Five gifted queer black women hit the road for a seven-date tour as they share their fear, love, loss and vision with audiences across the U.S. Director Sekiya Dorsett lets us be a fly on the wall in this honest and inspirational homage to the socially influential salon gatherings of the Harlem Renaissance. Mon., Oct. 24, 2:15 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: The Space Between A new father discovers his child is not his own and sets out on a journey to find answers. Mon., Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m. filmfest. scad.edu. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: The Sweet Life This edgy and unconventional dramedy is the love story of Kenny Parker and Lolita Nowicki, each struggling with their own brand of demons. They first meet by chance in Chicago and form a pact to travel cross-country to the Golden Gate Bridge to commit suicide together. Mon., Oct. 24, 5 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Tower Nearly 50 years ago, a gunman rode the elevator to the 27th floor of the University of Texas tower and opened fire. This animated, action-packed documentary shares the untold story of the day when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others. Q&A with director Keith Maitland following the screening. Sun., Oct. 23, 11 a.m. filmfest.scad.edu. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Film: Trolls A smart, funny and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. Be transported 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. Q&A with director Mike Mitchell, co-director Walt Dohrn and production designer Kendal Cronkhite following screening. Mon., Oct. 24, 6 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. www2.scad.edu/venues/ trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Film: Wannabe New York City, 1991: In order to win over

his crush, a neurotic Jewish boy must first impress her skeptical Jamaican family. Mon., Oct. 24, 2:15 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Film: Weiner Watch the wildest political meltdown in recent history as it unfolds. It’s 2013 and Anthony Weiner, still reeling from the 2011 sex scandal that ended his political career, is back as he mounts an audacious campaign for New York City mayor. Q&A with directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg following the screening. Sat., Oct. 22, 2 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Global Shorts Forum: Current Events, Block A Global Shorts Forum screenings are free and open to the public. Tickets are required. Tue., Oct. 25, 12:30 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Global Shorts Forum: Immigration, Block A Global Shorts Forum screenings are free and open to the public. Tickets are required. Tue., Oct. 25, 9 a.m. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Global Shorts Forum: Poverty, Race and Prejudice, Block A Global Shorts Forum screenings are free and open to the public. Tickets are required. Tue., Oct. 25, 5 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. La Belle et la Bête The story of a gentle-hearted beast in love with a beautiful girl, drawn to the repellent, but strangely fascinating Beast, who tests her fidelity. This simple tale of tragic love turns into a surreal vision of death, desire and beauty. In French with English subtitles. Tue., Oct. 25, 9:30 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Scribble to Screen: Ben Younger, writer and director Join the Writers Guild Foundation as they present an intimate discussion with Ben Younger, director and writer of Bleed for This, Boiler Room and Prime. Mon., Oct. 24, 4:30 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St,. Storytelling in VR: Changing the Frame VR introduces new challenges as well as new potential for cinematic storytellers. Explore how filmmakers are becoming pioneers in the cinematic landscape of virtual reality. Tue., Oct. 25, 4 p.m. filmfest. scad.edu. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St,. Student Shorts, Block A Watch student-produced shorts. Tue., Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m. filmfest.scad.edu. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Student Shorts, Block B Watch short films produced by students. Tue., Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m. filmfest.scad. edu. lucastheatre.com. View short films produced by students. Tue., Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m. filmfest.scad.edu. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St.

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VR Showcase Be immersed in dynamic and awardwinning VR experiences from a variety of platforms and genres, including narrative, experimental, documentary, animated and interactive storytelling. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required to reserve your seat. Tue., Oct. 25, 9, 10, 11 a.m., 12, 3, 4 & 5 p.m. filmfest.scad. edu. scad.edu/life/libraries/. Jen Library (SCAD), 201 East Broughton St. WGN America’s ‘Underground’ Savannah Film Festival attendees will get an exclusive first look at season two of WGN America’s critically acclaimed hit series Underground. Scenes from the trailblazing Underground Railroad thriller, filmed on location in Savannah, will be unveiled, offering a sneak peek at how the epic journey continues. The panel will include a discussion and audience Q-and-A with the cast and creative team. Sun., Oct. 23, 2 p.m. filmfest.scad.edu. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St,.

Activism & Politics

OCT 19-25, 2016

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. third Thursday of every month. (912) 341-7427. livingliberally. org/drinking/chapters/GA/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. One of the Guys Guys, have you found yourself in a social rut, or just have a need for the art of conversation? Make a change in 2016. The past decade a diverse group of guys have been getting together about every two weeks to share dinner and opinions on just about any topic. No membership requirements or dues. Just an open mind and willingness to expand your friendship base. For more information visit us on Facebook at Savannah Men’s Club, or if you prefer, email details/questions to savannahmensclub@gmail.com. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Political Advocacy Workshop Maiya Zwerling will offer a workshop on political advocacy. Friends Committee on National Legislation is a nonpartisan organization lobbying on Quaker issues and concerns. Persons attending the workshop will be invited to join an ecumenical Savannah-area advocacy team. Current team members are Quaker, Methodist, Catholic, and Full Gospel. Tue., Oct. 25, 6 p.m. 912-353-9171. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Saturdays with Alderwoman Shabazz Residents in Savannah’s 5th District are invited to meet with their Alderwoman every 54 4th Saturday of the month. Residents may

Auditions and Calls for Entries

Psychic Medium Your Pal, Erin

Ready to reconnect you with your loved ones who’ve passed and your own inner knowing? I’m here to help. Let’s all work together to create the amazing new life you truly desire, releasing old situations that no longer serve you. Readings available in person and by phone. 60 minutes, $65. Group readings of 5 or more, $30 per person for 20 minutes. Get your personalized, 45 minute prerecorded “Tuesday Tune-Up” emailed to your inbox for just $45. Visit www.yourpalerin.com for more information or contact psychicyourpalerin@ gmail.com today. ongoing. Online only, none

come with specific issues and concerns, or just to meet their representative on Savannah City Council. District 5 runs roughly west of Bull Street and north of 36th Street, and also includes newly developing areas of the City in the southwest quadrant of Chatham County. Free and open to the public. fourth Saturday of every month, 2-4 p.m. 912-651-6410. Shabazz Seafood Restaurant, 502 W. Victory Dr. Savannah Area Young Republicans Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. chairman@sayr. org. sayr.org. Call or see website for information. Free ongoing. 912-308-3020. savannahyoungrepublicans.com. Savannah Libertarians Join the Facebook group to find out about upcoming local events. Mondays. Facebook. com/groups/SAVlibertarians. Young Democrats Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free ongoing. 423-619-7712. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

Auditions for Armstrong Youth Orchestra Open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo.com. Info is also available at www.savaayo.org. AYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, www.savannahfriendsofmusic. com ongoing. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/ index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Auditions for the Nutcracker The South Carolina Ballet holds auditions for the Nutcracker ballet. Dancers age 4-6 audition at 3:30, ages 7-10 at 4, and 11 and up at 4:30. $20 Sun., Oct. 23, 3:30 p.m. 803-799-7605. savannahcivic.com. The Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. 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 www.savannahga.gov/ arts. Applying organizations may request application materials and technical assistance by contacting Rebecca Brown at 912-651-6760 or rbrown02@savannahga. gov Through Oct. 21. City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St. Call for Entries for “Faith” What do you believe? Non-Fiction Gallery wants to know. For $15 (non Art Rise members pay $25), submit 4 images of artwork in any medium for consideration to the exhibition opening on December 16. The first place winner will receive $100. Through Oct. 30. Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. Call for 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: https://sulfurstudios.org/ 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@ sulfurstudios.org. https://sulfurstudios.org/ modern-celebrity. sulfurstudios.org. 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) 2363154; email: revbrendalee@yahoo.com ongoing. No physical address given, none. Tell Us Your Ghost Story? Organization seeks to document your first hand experiences with psychical phenomenon for analysis and potential investigation. Our investigators have reputable credentials and long time investigation training and connections with the top minds and researchers in parapsychology field research and other areas. We are especially interested in Chatham and neighboring counties with special emphasis on Savannah itself and the Historic District. Interviewees should be comfortable with video documentation of themselves and events w/privacy level negotiated beforehand. ongoing. amchclub@yahoo.com. Downtown Savannah, downtown.

Benefits

$5 Bikram Yoga Class to Benefit Local Charities Bikram Yoga Savannah offers a weekly Karma class to raise money for local charities. Thursdays during the 6:30pm class. Pay $5 for class and proceeds are donated to a different charity each month. This is a regular Bikram Yoga class. ongoing. 912.356.8280. bikramyogasavannah.com. SCMPD Animal Control seeks Volunteers


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Savannah Chatham County Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve various tasks as needed by the shelter. No prior animal shelter experience is necessary. Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation. Potential volunteers are asked to notify J. Lewis prior to orientation; though, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-yearsold. ongoing. (912) 525-2151. jlewis01@ savannahga.gov. Superhero Fun Run 5k The Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club holds this fun run to thank the first responders and military for being Savannah’s unsung heroes. Sat., Oct. 22, 8 a.m. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads.

Midnight Garden Ride

The casually-paced, policeescorted ride travels through Savannah’s most beautiful neighborhoods, then returns to Grayson Stadium for live music from Britt Scott and other artists, food and beverages, and fun. Fri., Oct. 21st, 5 p.m.. thesavannahbananas.com. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr.

Classes, Camps & Workshops

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.indiemade.com. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 101 N. Fahm St. Beginning Belly Dance Classes Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. happenstancebellydance@gmail.com. happenstancebellydance.wordpress.com. Caregiving 101 The free one-hour class is designed to raise awareness of the importance of selfcare by exploring the physical, emotional, psychological and social components of caregiving. Learn tips to deal with the many challenges and gain useful information on community resources. Led by an experienced clinical professor and seasoned caregiver, any person finding themselves in the role of family caregiver would greatly benefit from this free class. Free fourth Monday of every month, noon. 912-629-1331. edelcaregiverinstitute.org. Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive. Champions Training Center Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. ctcsavannah.com. Chinese Language Classes The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University offers free Chinese language classes starting January 17. To register, please call 912-358-3160. ongoing. 912-3583160. confuciusinstitute@savannahstate. edu. savannahstate.edu. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Clay Classes Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and firing. 912-351-4578. sav.. claystudio@gmail.com. Boating Classes Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard

Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912897-7656. savannahaux.com. Creativity Coaching Do you have a creative idea but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move forward with your project? Work with your very own creativity coach and learn how to blast through blocks, plan your time, and enjoy the richness of a creative life. See website for more info at www.laurenl.com/creativity_ coaching/ or contact Creativity@LaurenL. com ongoing. Online, ---. DUI Prevention Group Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. Family Law Workshop The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912354-6686. mediationsavannah.com. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. ongoing. 912921-4646. Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. ongoing. 912-232-5987. Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. ongoing. 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha.com. savannahpha.com/NRC. html. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St.

Knitting & Crochet Classes Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. Mondays. 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. Life Challenge Coaching In an environment of patience, nonjudgement and compassion, we will explore the source of your challenge, the beliefs that hold your challenge in place, and discover & enact healthy and healing life changes. For appointment, contact Cindy Un Shin Beach at revfugon@gmail.com, or Text (only) to 912-429-7265. ongoing. Online only, none. Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments and Styles Savannah Musicians’ Institute offers private instruction for all ages and experience levels for Guitar (electric, acoustic, bass, classical, jazz), Piano, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Voice as well as 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. smisavannah@gmail.com. savmusiciansinstitute.com. New Horizons Adult Band Program Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. ongoing. 912-354-1500. portmansmusic.com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Novel Writing Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Awardwinning Savannah author offers one-onone or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. ongoing. pmasoninsavannah@gmail.com. Photography Classes Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels.

$20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. chris@chrismorrisphotography.com. chrismorrisphotography.com. Piano Voice-Coaching Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-9617021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. ongoing. 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. hlamont70@yahoo.com. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St. Reiki Treatment Reiki relaxes & rejuvenates; promotes emotional & physical healing; reduces neuromuscular & arthritic pain. E-mail request for appointment/ Fee base at revfugon@gmail.com, or Text (only) 912429-7265 ongoing. Online only, none. A. Roper Studio - Voice Technique and Coaching Experienced and successful voice instructor is accepting students. Nurturing and collaborative studio. Services offered

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Volunteer at the Forsyth Farmers’ Market

The market occurs each Saturday morning at the South End of Forsyth Park, from February through December. To volunteer, see website for contact info. ongoing. forsythfarmersmarket.com

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. 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. thestudio@yahoo.com. thestudiosav.net. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy Ave.

Clubs & Organizations

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1 Million Cups 1 Million Cups (1MC), a program of the Kauffman Foundation, is seeking entrepreneurs to share their new business ideas with a weekly audience. Participants receive feedback and exposure with the opportunity to strengthen their idea and gain connections in the Savannah community. 1MC meets every Wednesday at the Creative Coast 9-10a. Apply to present online: www.1millioncups.com/Savannah Free Wednesdays, 9 a.m. 1millioncups. com/savannah. Creators’ Foundry, 415 W Boundary St. 13th Colony Sound (Barbershop Singing) “If you can carry a tune, come sing with us!” Mondays, 7pm. ongoing. 912-344-9768. savannahbarbershoppers.org. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave. Abeni Cultural Arts Dance 56 Classes

Classses for multiple ages in performance dance and adult fitness dance. African, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, gospel. Held at Abeni Cultural Arts studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. Call Muriel, 912-6313452, or Darowe, 912-272-2797. ongoing. abeniculturalarts@gmail.com. Avegost LARP Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. generallly meets the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. ongoing. godzillaunknown@gmail.com. avegost.com. Buccaneer Region SCCA Local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, hosting monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. See website. ongoing. buccaneerregion.org. Business Networking on the Islands Small Business Professionals Islands Networking Group meets first Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am. Tradewinds Ice Cream & Coffee, 107 Charlotte Rd. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Chatham Sailing Club Friday evening social event at the clubhouse. Meet Members and their families who all enjoy water based activities but whose prime interest is sailing. This BYOB event is free and all are welcome, but Membership is encouraged after several visits once interest is gauged!! We look forward to meeting you. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. pranschkec3@gmail.com. Young’s Marina, 218 Wilmington Island Rd. Coastal Bead Society Coastal Bead Society monthly meetings, 12 noon on the third Friday of the Month at the Coastal Georgia Center, 303 Fahm Street, near SCAD. All beaders are welcome. ongoing. wyrnut18@gmail.com. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs A club focusing on weaving, spinning,

basket making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, rug hooking, doll making, and other fiber arts. Meets at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, first Saturday of the month (Sept.-June) 10:15am. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. fiberguildsavannah.homestead.com/. Fiber Guild of the Savannahs, 711 Sandtown Road GA. Historic Flight Savannah A non-profit organization dedicated to sending area Korean War and WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to visit the WWII Memorial. All expenses paid by Honor Flight Savannah. Honor Flight seeks contributions, and any veterans interested in a trip to Washington. Call for info. ongoing. 912-5961962. honorflightsavannah.org. Historic Savannah Chapter: ABWA Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt. Attendees pay for their own meals. RSVP by phone. ongoing. 912-660-8257. Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet Meets every Wednesday. Different locations downtown. Call for info. No fees. Want to learn? Join us. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Low Country Turners A club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Steve Cook for info at number below. ongoing. 912-313-2230. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-7864508. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave. Philo Cafe Discussion group that meets every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at various locations. Anyone craving good conversation is invited. Free to attend. Email for info, or see Facebook.com/SavannahPhiloCafe. Mondays. athenapluto@yahoo.com. R.U.F.F. - Retirees United for the Future RUFF meets the last Friday of each month at 10am to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and related senior issues. Parking in the rear. Free to all Seniors ongoing. 912344-5127. Savannah Tree Foundation, 3025 Bull Street. Safe Kids Savannah A coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 11:30am-1:00pm. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-353-3148. safekidssavannah.org. Savannah Brewers’ League Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm at Moon River Brewing Co. Call or see website for info. ongoing. 912-447-0943. hdb.org. moonriverbrewing.com/. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 West Bay St. Savannah Authors Workshop If you’re a writer, and you’re serious about it, Savannah Authors Workshop is looking for you. We exist to encourage good writing. We meet twice a month in the relaxed atmosphere of a private home (Baldwin Park area). Our third annual Anthology has just been published. We are looking for new members. Come as a guest to our next meeting (Wednesday, September 21) and see how you like us (sorry: no poets).

Contact Christopher Scott, President: cscott630@yahoo.com for more details and directions. ongoing. No physical address given, none. The Savannah Chinese Corner The Savannah Chinese Corner welcomes anyone interested in Mandarin language or Chinese culture. Meets every Saturday morning from 10 am to noon. Check the Facebook group to see meeting location. ongoing. https://facebook.com/groups/ SavannahChineseCorner. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States A dinner meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at local restaurants. 3rd Tuesday in November; none in December. For dinner reservations, please call Sybil Cannon at 912-964-5366. ongoing. 912-7487020. savannahnavyleague.us. Savannah Go Club This is a new club for the board game “go” (igo, weiqi, baduk). For places and times, please call John at 734-355-2005. ongoing. Downtown Savannah, downtown. Savannah Go Green Meets most Saturdays. Green events and places. Share ways to Go Green each day. Call for info. ongoing. 912-308-6768. Savannah Kennel Club Monthly meetings open to the public the 4th Monday each month, Sept. through June. ongoing, 7 p.m. savannahkennelclub.org. Carey Hilliard’s (Southside), 11111 Abercorn St. Savannah Newcomers Club Open to women who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes monthly luncheon and program. Activities, tours and events help you learn about Savannah and make new friends. Ongoing sign-up. savannahnewcomers.com. ongoing. Savannah Parrot Head Club Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check website for events calendar or send an email for Parrot Head gatherings. ongoing. savannahphc@yahoo.com. savannahphc. com. Savannah Toastmasters Helps improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Mondays, 6:15pm, Memorial Health University Medical Center, in the Conference Room C. ongoing. 912-484-6710. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Savannah Veggies and Vegans Join the Facebook group to find out more about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and to hear about upcoming local events. Mondays. Toastmasters Toastmasters International is an organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, seminars, and contests. Regardless of your level of comfort with public speaking, you will find a club that is interested in helping you improve your speaking abilities. Free Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. hostesscity.toastmastersclubs.org. thincsavannah.com. Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor.


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Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 Meets second Monday of each month, 7pm, at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. ongoing. 912-429-0940. rws521@msn. com. vvasav.com. Waving Girls--Smocking Arts Guild of America The Waving Girls welcomes smockers and all those who create fine heirloom items. At each meeting there is an opportunity to learn and share our work. The group makes over 100 “wee care” gowns for memorial hospital each year. fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. 912 536 1447. debcreation@hotmail.com. smocking.org. Coastal Center for Developmental Services, 1249 Eisenhower Drive. Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation Meets second Tuesday each month (except October) 6:00pm, Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner St. Call or email for info. ongoing. 912-232-3549. chesteraellis@ comcast.net.

Concerts

Clouds & Satellites Weekly showcase of local and regional acts in our Acoustic Alter. Free Tue., Oct. 25, 7-10 p.m. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Concert: Toni Braxton Seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Toni Braxton comes to Savannah. Sat., Oct. 22, 8 p.m.

savannahcivic.com. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Fall Concert: Classical Music for Flute, Piano & Voice Program to include works by Edward Elgar, Antonin Dvořák, Claude Debussy, Sanford Jones, Jules Massenet, Edvard Grieg and Gabriel Faure, performed by Sanford Jones, pianist and Kelly Blackmarr Carlile, flutist, vocalist & pianist. Light refreshments served, recommended for ages 13 and older. Admission by donation Sun., Oct. 23, 4-5:30 p.m. 912-231-0243. sanfordjones4@gmail. com. uusavannah.org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 307A E. Harris St. The Love and Soul Experience Kimberly Gunn Music Presents The Love and Soul Experience every third Friday of the month beginning May 17th. There will be music, poetry, comedy, creative arts, and networking. Kimberly Gunn Music and friends will provide musical entertainment. An event for ages 18 and up. $10 Admission $12 VIP third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. (912) 224-6084 or (912) 224-4461. kimberlygunn.com. The Eden Room, 1105 Stiles Avenue.

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1 Three-year-old, e.g. 4 Indiana-Illinois border river 10 Coll. application figures 14 Abbr. in a military address 15 Grand Canal bridge 16 “___ Kleine Nachtmusik” (Mozart piece) 17 Author Grafton, when researching “T is for Tent”? 19 Look after 20 Daily Planet reporter Jimmy 21 Seemingly endless span 22 Lauder of cosmetics 23 “Buffy” spinoff 25 Buffy’s job 26 He plays Iron Man 28 Foot-pound? 30 Actress Acker of 23-Across 31 Go back to the start of an ode? 36 “Yoshi’s Island” platform 38 Not a people person 39 You, in the Bible 40 Put the outsider on the payroll on the Planet of the Apes? 43 “Kill Bill” actress Thurman 44 “Slow and steady” storyteller 45 Explosive compounds,

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in our appreciation of each other and to combat the spread of Xenophobia Sat., Oct. 22, 2 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 23, 2 p.m. 843-6836401. iamhhi@yahoo.com. savstate.edu/. Savannah State University, 3219 College St. Textile Society of America 15th Biennial Symposium The Textile Society of America (TSA) provides an unmatched international forum for the dissemination and exploration of textiles knowledge worldwide. Every two years, the organization hosts a symposium that brings together textile scholars, historians, artists, curators, students, educators, and critics from around the world. Varies Oct. 19-23, 9 a.m. 510-3634541. lauracamerlengo@att.net. https:// textilesocietyofamerica.org/. Pepe Hall (SCAD), 212 W. Taylor St.

Events

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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. zerve.com/shannonscott/BonCemAH. savannahga.gov/cityweb/cemeteriesweb. nsf/cemeteries/bonaventure.html. Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd. 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. facebook.com/commongroundssavannah. The Foundery Coffee Pub, 1313 Habersham St. DJ King J free Thu., Oct. 20, 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m. 912-7131970. elrockolounge@gmail.com. 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. http://www.meetup.com/Drinksafter-work/ https://www.facebook.com/ groups/960991837322187/ Wednesdays, 7 p.m. drinksafterworksavannah@gmail. com. meetup.com/Drinks-after-work/ 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 58 savannahexchange.org or find us on

Facebook. Mondays, noon. 912-441-6559. ddewitt30@yahoo.com. Savannahexchange. org. Exchange Club of Savannah, 4801 Meding Street. From Drowning to Dysentery: A Deadly Look at Fort Pulaski Join park staff for a very special evening program at Fort Pulaski National Monument. This one hour ranger-led lantern tour will explore the fort and look at its darker history. While Fort Pulaski doesn’t have a ghost story, it has witnessed its fair share of the macabre. Oct. 21-22. Fort Pulaski, US Highway 80 E. 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 mchandle@lucastheatre.com. ongoing. 912525-5023. lucastheatre.com. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Haunted Forest The ghosts and goblins will be out in full force at the 2016 annual Haunted Forest. The Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County has been getting ready for one of our community’s all-time favorite events. $10, free for kids 10 and under Mon., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. and Tue., Oct. 25, 8 p.m. 912-764-9696. rwright@bgcbulloch.org. https://facebook. com/events/1391551244205960/. The Clubhouse, 2704 Old Register Rd. Lecture: Talent and Beauty: A 19th Century African American Story This program explores the story of an enslaved African American woman named Annie Crawford (1832–1902) and her daughter Elizabeth (1872–1948), who established herself as a successful dressmaker serving both black and white clientele. Kathleen Curtis Wilson—Fellow, The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and author of a soon-to-be-published book on this subject—will discuss Elizabeth’s journey from a slave cabin she shared with 10 family members to a two-story home of her own and a thriving business. Museum members free, non-members $5. Purchase tickets at door Sat., Oct. 22, 2 p.m. 912-7908880. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Lecture: Ted Dennard Trustees’ Garden Club invites the public to hear Ted Dennard of the Savannah Bee Company speak about “Honeybee Love: a Tour of Honeybees and the World of Good They Do.” No charge Wed., Oct. 19, 11 a.m. 912-667-4824. mmsip@bellsouth.net. cgc. georgiasouthern.edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Midnight Garden Ride The casually-paced, police-escorted ride travels through Savannah’s most beautiful neighborhoods, then returns to Grayson Stadium for live music from Britt Scott and other artists, food and beverages, and fun. Fri., Oct. 21, 5 p.m. thesavannahbananas. com. Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. 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. 6thsenseworld.com. 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. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. YMCA (Wilmington Island), 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. The Pop-Up Shop Featuring Savannah and New York City designers and artists, including Scarabee Jewelry, Mamie Ruth, Brooke Atwood, and many more. Oct. 21-29. shoptrustees.com. trusteesgarden.com. Trustees Garden, 10 East Broad Street. 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. 25, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. 912-713-1970. elrockolounge @ gmail.com. El-Rocko Lounge, 117 Whitaker St. 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. savannahsca.org. Skills Day Competition The Savannah Electrical Training Alliance will host a Skills Day Competition, designed to test the skills of their electrical apprentices and show the community to see what being an electrician is all about. There will also be family activities like a bounce house, dunk tank, corn hole, and arts and crafts. Sat., Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill. 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. 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. 21, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. davenporthousemuseum.org. davenporthousemuseum.org. Davenport House, 324 East State St.

Festivals

2016 Savannah Film Festival The eight-day festival is filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging filmmakers. Each year more than 40,000 people attend one of the few festivals started by an art and design university and take part in a variety of film competitions, special screenings, workshops, panels and lectures. $75-$750 per person Oct. 22-29. 912-525-5051. filmfest@scad.edu. filmfest.scad.edu/. www2.scad.edu/venues/trustees/. Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St. Food Truck Festival #2 Celebrate the legalization of food trucks while supporting the Children’s Hospital of Savannah. Enjoy over 30 food trucks, beer, craft vendors, free yoga in the park, and more. Sun., Oct. 23, 11 a.m. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave. Greek Festival The annual festival will feature homemade foods, desserts, dancing, church tours, market place, a live band and much more during the three-day celebration of Greek food, music and heritage. Fri., Oct. 21, 11 a.m. and Sat., Oct. 22, 11 a.m. St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 14 West Anderson Street. Pat Conroy Literary Festival Four days filled with literary events in the spirit of the “Prince of Titles”, Pat Conroy. Enjoy panel discussions, writing workshops, author luncheons, book signings, screenings, tours and more with some of the south’s favorite authors. Weekend and daily passes are available (at a savings) as well as tickets to individual events. Visit our website for a full schedule of events, details and tickets Varies. Please visit our website for a full schedule of events Thu., Oct. 20, Sat., Oct. 22 and Sun., Oct. 23. 843-521-4145. defurman@uscb.edu. uscbcenterforthearts.com/. USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St.

Fitness

$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


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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. savannahalanon.com. 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. thestudiosav.net/. The STUDIO, 2805-B Lacy 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. beastmodefitnessga.com. 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. info@firstcityfitness.com. 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. egs5719@aol.com. 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. thestudiosav.net/. 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. savj.org. savannahjea.org. 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. savannahcommons.com. 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. sjchs.org/. 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. Glow The Mall Pink Midnight Madness 5K The run/walk starts at 11:55pm, giving you 5 minutes to get ready for midnight madness. We will have a virtual pink out, with pink lights and special effects, pink glow necklaces, a pink carpet and much more. Finishers get T-shirt, and a cool medal. Nonstop entertainment on the course & a huge post party with dancing, music, and fun for all. A portion of the proceeds will be given to local Breast Cancer support charities. Runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome. $25 Sat., Oct. 22, 11:45 p.m. 678-895-2631. runningmanwest@bellsouth. com. https://glowthemallpink.com/. oglethorpemall.com/. Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn Ext. Dude’s Day at Savannah Climbing Coop Thursdays, 2 til 10 p.m. Savannah Climbing Coop 302 W Victory Dr, Savannah Every continues on p. 60

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Thursday men climb for half price, $5. See website for info. Thursdays, 2 & 10 p.m. 912-495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. 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. gastateparks.org/ SkidawayIsland. gastateparks.org/info/ 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. savannahyoga.com. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Pilates Classes Daily classes for all skill levels including

Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19)

In the 1980s, two performance artists did a project entitled *A Year Tied Together at the Waist.* For 12 months, Linda Montano and Tehching Hsieh were never farther than eight feet away from each other, bound by a rope. Hsieh said he tried this experiment because he felt very comfortable doing solo work, but wanted to upgrade his abilities as a collaborator. Montano testified that the piece “dislodged a deep hiddenness” in her. It sharpened her intuition and gave her a “heightened passion for living and relating.” If you were ever going to engage in a comparable effort to deepen your intimacy skills, Aries, the coming weeks would be a favorable time to attempt it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

In the coming weeks would you prefer that we refer to you as “voracious”? Or do you like the word “ravenous” better? I have a feeling, based on the astrological omens, that you will be extra super eager to consume vast quantities of just about everything: food, information, beauty, sensory stimulation, novelty, pleasure, and who knows what else. But please keep this in mind: Your hunger could be a torment or it could be a gift. Which way it goes may depend on your determination to actually enjoy what you devour. In other words, don’t get so enchanted by the hypnotic power of your longing that you neglect to exult in the gratification when your longing is satisfied.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

When the wind blows at ten miles per hour, a windmill generates eight times more power than when the breeze is five miles per hour. Judging from the astrological omens, I suspect there will be a similar principle at work in your life during the coming weeks. A modest increase in effort and intensity will make a huge difference in the results you produce. Are you willing to push yourself a bit beyond your comfort level in order to harvest a wave of abundance?

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Cuthbert Collingwood (1748-1810) had a distinguished career as an admiral in the British navy, leading the sailors under his command to numerous wartime victories. He was also a good-natured softie whose men regarded him as generous and kind. Between battles, while enjoying his downtime, he hiked through the English countryside carrying acorns, which he planted here and there so the “Navy would never want for oaks to build the fighting ships upon which the country’s safety depended.” (Quoted in *Life in Nelson’s Navy,* by Dudley Pope.) I propose that we make him your role model for the coming weeks. May his example inspire you to be both an effective warrior and a tender soul who takes practical actions to plan for

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. pilatessavannah.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. savannahyoga.com/. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Pregnancy Yoga Classes Pregnancy is a transitional time when many physical and emotional changes take

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Eighteenth-century musician Giuseppe Tartini has been called “the godfather of modern violin playing.” He was also an innovative composer who specialized in poignant and poetic melodies. One of his most famous works is the Sonata in G Minor, also known as the *Devil’s Trill.* Tartini said it was inspired by a dream in which he made a pact with the Devil to provide him with new material. The Infernal One picked up a violin and played the amazing piece that Tartini transcribed when he woke up. Here’s the lesson for you: He didn’t actually sell his soul to the Devil. Simply engaging in this rebellious, taboo act in the realm of fantasy had the alchemical effect of unleashing a burst of creative energy. Try it!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

The planets have aligned in a curious pattern. I interpret it as meaning that you have cosmic permission to indulge in more self-interest and self-seeking than usual. So it won’t be taboo for you to unabashedly say, “What exactly is in it for me?” or “Prove your love, my dear” or “Gimmeee gimmeee gimmee what I want.” If someone makes a big promise, you shouldn’t be shy about saying, “Will you put that in writing?” If you get a sudden urge to snag the biggest piece of the pie, obey that urge.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Goodbye, pain.” On the three days after that, say these words, even if you can’t bring yourself to mean them with complete sincerity: “I forgive everybody of everything.”

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

For the foreseeable future, you possess the following powers: to make sensible that which has been unintelligible . . . to find amusement in situations that had been tedious . . . to create fertile meaning where before there had been sterile chaos. Congratulations, Sagittarius! You are a first-class transformer. But that’s not all. I suspect you will also have the ability to distract people from concerns that aren’t important . . . to deepen any quest that has been too superficial or careless to succeed . . . and to ask the good questions that will render the bad questions irrelevant.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

In the past eleven months, did you ever withhold your love on purpose? Have there been times when you “punished” those you cared about by acting cold and aloof? Can you remember a few occasions when you could have been more generous or compassionate, but chose not to be? If you answered yes to any of those questions, the next three weeks will be an excellent time to atone. You’re in a phase of your astrological cycle when you can reap maximum benefit from correcting stingy mistakes. I suggest that you make gleeful efforts to express your most charitable impulses. Be a tower of bountiful power.

In the course of her long career, Libran actress Helen Hayes won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony. Years before all that glory poured down on her, she met playwright Charles MacArthur at a party in a posh Manhattan salon. Hayes was sitting shyly in a dark corner. MacArthur glided over to her and slipped a few salted peanuts into her hand. “I wish they were emeralds,” he told her. It was love at first sight. A few years after they got married, MacArthur bought Hayes an emerald necklace. I foresee a metaphorically comparable event in your near future, Libra: peanuts serving as a promise of emeralds.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Welcome to the Painkiller Phase of your cycle. It’s time to relieve your twinges, dissolve your troubles, and banish your torments. You can’t sweep away the whole mess in one quick heroic purge, of course. But I bet you can pare it down by at least 33 percent. (More is quite possible.) To get started, make the following declaration five times a day for the next three days: “I am grateful for all the fascinating revelations and indispensable lessons tht my pain has taught me.” On each of the three days after that, affirm this truth five times: “I have learned all I can from my pain, and therefore no longer need its reminders.

In 1415, a smaller English army defeated French forces at the Battle of Agincourt in northern France. Essential to England’s victory were its 7,000 longbowmen -- archers who shot big arrows using bows that were six feet long. So fast and skilled were these warriors that they typically had three arrows flying through the air at any one time. That’s the kind of high-powered proficiency I recommend that you summon during your upcoming campaign. If you need more training to reach that level of effectiveness, get it immediately. Let’s imagine your life as a novel. The most recent chapter, which you’ll soon be drawing to a close, might be called “The Redemption of Loneliness.” Other apt titles: “Intimacy with the Holy Darkness” or “The Superpower of Surrender” or “The End Is Secretly the Beginning.” Soon you will start a new chapter, which I’ve tentatively dubbed “Escape from Escapism,” or perhaps “Liberation from False Concepts of Freedom” or “Where the Wild Things Are.” And the expansive adventures of this next phase will have been made possible by the sweet-and-sour enigmas of the past four weeks.


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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@ douladeliveries.com. douladeliveries.com. savannahyoga.com/. 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. qigongtim.com/. 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. 912495-8010. savannahclimbingcoop.com. Savannah Disc Golf Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. ongoing. savannahdiscgolf@gmail.com. savannahdiscgolf.com. 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. savystrider.com. 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. facebook.com/turbokicksavannah. 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. memorialhealth.com/. 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! Free with YMCA membership Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 912-354-6223. https:// facebook.com/ZumbaFitnesswithSheena/. ymcaofcoastalga.org/. 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

Red, White and Blue BBQ This popular event, featuring live music and award-winning barbecue, is an important fundraiser for The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire. Donate for a plate Oct. 22, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.. twohundredclub.org. Ellis Square, Barnard Street and St. Julian Street.

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Bethesda Farm and Gardens Stand Each week, this popular organic farm stand, managed by Bethesda students and staff, sells fresh produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs, free range eggs, a variety of plants, goat milk soap, firewood and more. In addition, 100 percent grass fed ground beef in various quantities are available at the farm stand, which is raised and distributed by Bethesda Academy’s Cattle & Beef Operation. Specialty cuts are also available. merrin.slocombe@bethesdaacademy.org. bethesdaacademy.org. Bethesda Academy, 9250 Ferguson Ave. Fire & Wine Half priced bottles of wine, campfires in the courtyard, marshmallows and s’mores kits. 912-401-0543. info@foxyloxycafe.com. foxyloxycafe.com. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. 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. forsythfarmersmarket.com. 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-jeansavannah/promotions/. 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@ savannahbee.com. Savannah Bee Company, Wilmington Island, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Prepare Sunday Suppers at Union Mission Local organizations are invited to sign up to prepare Sunday Supper for people who are homeless and live at Union Mission’s shelters for homeless people. Groups must sign up in advance and bring/prepare a meal, beginning at 2pm on Sundays. Call for information. ongoing. 912-236-7423. Red, White and Blue BBQ This popular event, featuring live music and award-winning barbecue, is an important fundraiser for The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire. Donate for a plate twohundredclub.org. Ellis Square, Barnard Street and St. Julian Street. Tybee Island Farmers Market Featuring a variety of produce, baked goods, honey, granola, BBQ, sauces and dressings, popsicles, dog treats and natural body products. The market is non-smoking and pet friendly. tybeeislandfarmersmarket.com. Stephen Johnson, 206 Miller Ave. Wine Sampling Sample the variety of wines Lucky’s Market has to offer. luckysmarket.com/ savannah-ga/. Lucky’s Market, 5501 Abercorn St.

Health

Armstrong Prescription Drug Drop-Off Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. hosts a permanent drop box for disposing of unused prescription drugs and over the counter medication. In the lobby of the University Police building on campus. Open to the public 24 hours/day, year round. Confidential. All items collected are destroyed by the Drug Enforcement Administration. ongoing. 912-344-3333. armstrong.edu. about.armstrong.edu/Maps/ index.html. Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Blood Pressure Screenings St. Joseph’s/Candler’s SmartSenior offers blood pressure screenings on every Monday from 10 AM to Noon in the SmartSenior office, #8 Medical Arts on 836 E. 65th Street. No appointment is necessary; the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (912) 352-4405. ongoing. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St. Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet at 10:30 am at the Lewis Cancer Pavilion, 2nd floor, room 203, 225 Candler Drive on the Candler Hospital campus in Savannah. Polio survivors and guests are invited. For information call 912927-8332. fourth Saturday of every month,

10:30 a.m. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Encourage Health Lecture Series Bauer Coslick, L.Ac. will present his lecture, “10 Ways to Reduce Inflammation in the Body to Improve Longevity Through Acupuncture Practices” as the fourth and final lecture in the 2016 Encourage Health Education Series. Coslick will discuss the healing effects of acupuncture and explain the science behind the medicine. Free Tue., Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 912-856-9075. cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com. healthysavannah.org/event-sign-up-page/. Savannah Morning News, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Free Hearing and Speech Screening Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays. Call or see website for times. ongoing. 912-3554601. savannahspeechandhearing.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free Hearing Screenings The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers free hearing screenings every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended. Free and open to the public Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. 912355-4601. speechandhearingsav.org. savannahspeechandhearing.org/. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St. Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept. Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. ongoing. 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. Free Mammograms Women who meet certain annual income guidelines and are 40-64 years of age without insurance will be eligible to receive a free screening mammogram. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted. Fri., Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m. 912-3562946. Chatham County Health Department, 1602 Drayton St. Health Care for Uninsured People Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. ongoing. 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation Therapy Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. ongoing. 912-927-3432. savannahypnosis.com. La Leche League of Savannah A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. ongoing. 912-8979544. lllusa.org/web/savannahga.html.

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Living Smart Fitness Club An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:30-7:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) ongoing. 912-447-6605. Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. ongoing. 800-2647154. Prepared Childbirth Class This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. The four-week course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early $75 per couple Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 912-350-2676. memorialhealth.com/. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. The Savannah 7-Day Diabetes Repair If you are ready to take control of your life and health, call today, enroll in this fun but intensive seven week program to heal your body of diabetes. You will learn how changing can heal. You can reverse diabetes by following a new protocol, even if you have been diabetic for years. Includes over a year of follow-up support. $450 Thursdays, Saturdays. 912-598-8457. jeff@heartbeatsforlife-ga.org. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Think Pink Health Fair Featuring physician specialist Q&A, head to toe topics, diabetes information, health show and tell, and more. Sat., Oct. 22, 10 a.m. Prince Hall Masonic Lodge, 602 E Broad Street. WomenHeart of St. Joseph’s/ Candler WomenHeart of St. Joseph’s/Candler welcomes women heart patients or women at risk of heart disease to its monthly support network meeting at 5:00-6:30 PM in Building #6 at the Medical Arts Center at 836 East 65th Street. For more information call 912-388-1836 or email womenheartsavannah@gmail. com Free of charge third Thursday of every month, 5-6:30 p.m. 912-388-1836. womenheartsavannah@gmail.com. facebook.com/womenheartsavannah. St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Arts Building, 836 E. 65th St.

Kid’s Happenings

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Halloween Hike Visitors walk through a short portion of Oatland’s trail where they will meet some friendly forest animal critters and their friends who will pass out treats. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and comfortable walking shoes. Treat bags will be provided. There will be lots of other children’s activities such as face painting, fossil hunting, games and crafts and food concessions will be available. $10 child, $5 adult Fri., Oct. 21, 5-8 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 22, 5-8 p.m. 912-3951500. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island 62 Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.

Healthy Kids Club The Healthy Kids Club’s mission is to educate and inspire children to take part in their local farmers market while enjoying nutritious foods and empowering their families to make healthy choices at home. Saturdays, 9:15-9:45 a.m. wifarmersmarket@aol.com. Wilmington Island Farmers Market, 111 Walthour Rd. Savannah Children’s Museum School Year Hours SCM hours beginning 8/31/13 will be Sunday 11am-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Open on holiday Mondays that SCC Public Schools are not in session including Labor Day. For more details go to savannahchildrensmuseum.org ongoing. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road. Toddler Time Bring your 2-4 year old to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different naturebased theme. $5 parking Thursdays, 10 a.m. gastateparks.org/skidawayisland. gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center Toddlers 6 months to 4 years, and their adults. Themed programs--story books, singing songs, finger puppet plays, crafts, guided walks, up close encounters with Oatland animals. Preregister by 4pm Monday. $5 children. Gen. Admission for adults ($5 or $3 for military & seniors) Tuesdays. 912-395-1500. oatlandisland.org. oatlandisland.org/. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd.

LGBT

First City Network Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization (founded in 1985) is a local non-profit community service organization whose mission is to share resources of health care, counseling, education, advocacy and mutual support in the Coastal Empire. Members and guests enjoy many special events throughout the year, including First Saturday Socials held the first Saturday of each month at 7pm. Mondays. 912-236-CITY. firstcitynetwork. org. Gay AA Meeting True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. ongoing. Savannah Pride Celebrate diversity with live music, vendors, and a full day of sights, sounds, and love. Sat., Oct. 22, 11 a.m. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Savannah Pride Festival The festival includes live music and performances, the Savannah Pride Marketplace with food vendors, artisans and other purveyors along with local community organizations and businesses. Sat., Oct. 22. savannahpride.com. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave. Savannah Pride, Inc. Organizes the annual Savannah Pride

Festival and helps promote the well-being of the LGBTQI community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/month. PO Box 6044, Savannah, GA 31414. 501c nonprofit. ongoing. info@savannahpride.com. savannahpride.com. Stand Out Youth A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7pm. Call, email or see website for info. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. 912-288-1034. info@standoutyouth.org. standoutyouth. org. Vineyard Church Office, 1020 Abercorn Street. What Makes a Family A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. ongoing. 912-352-2611.

Religious & Spiritual

12-Step Recovery Eucharist/Holy Communion 12-Step Recovery Eucharist/Holy Communion is offered at 8:00AM every fourth Friday of the month at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th St & Abercorn, Savannah. Everyone is welcome. fourth Saturday of every month, 8 a.m. 912925-4609. alan.phyllis@att.net. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th & Abercorn Sts. Band of Sisters Prayer Group All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) ongoing. 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@aol.com. capitolcom.org/ georgia. Buddhist Meditation Everyone is welcome. Experience not necessary. Visit our website for location, meditation periods and classes. savannahzencenter.com. Individual instruction upon request. Email Cindy Un Shin Beach at revfugon@gmail.com for more information. ongoing. Online only, none. Catholic Singles A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. ongoing. familylife@ diosav.org. diosav.org/familylife-singles. Gratitude Circle in the Squares Gather with others to share gratitude. Everyone welcome. Park next to Bull Street Library. Wednesdays, 12-12:30 p.m. 917-676-4280. facebook.com/ savannahgratitude. liveoakpl.org. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. Guided Silent Prayer Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. ongoing. vineyardsavannah.org. Jesus Yeshua Holidays and plans for 2017 underway for young adults and college Christians. Contact Reverend Brenda Lee @yahoo.com or call (912) 236-3156. ongoing. No physical address given, none.

Maritime Bethel “Sundays on Thursdays” worship at the Fellowship Assembly. Plenty of parking for large trucks. Free Thursdays. 912-220-2976. The Fellowship Assembly of God Church, 5224 Augusta Road. A New Church in the City, For the City Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” ongoing. Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Courses are now being offered at the new Savannah Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Full course loads for both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees will be offered. Apply now at www.nobts. edu to start classes this winter. ongoing. 912-232-1033. revwasson@gmail.com. Savannah Baptist Center, 704 Wheaton Street. Psychic Medium Your Pal, Erin Ready to reconnect you with your loved ones who’ve passed and your own inner knowing? I’m here to help. Let’s all work together to create the amazing new life you truly desire, releasing old situations that no longer serve you. Readings available in person and by phone. 60 minutes, $65. Group readings of 5 or more, $30 per person for 20 minutes. Get your personalized, 45 minute prerecorded “Tuesday Tune-Up” emailed to your inbox for just $45. Visit www.yourpalerin.com for more information or contact psychicyourpalerin@gmail.com today. ongoing. Online only, none. Read the Bible in One Year A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. ongoing. 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers) Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. ongoing. 636-2331772. savannahquakers@gmail.com. trinitychurch1848.org/. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Reiki Share During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free ongoing, 7 p.m. and third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. Service of Compline Enter the stillness of another age. Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9:00-9:30 p.m. every Sunday night by the Complne Choir of Christ Church Anglican. Come, say good nigh to God. All are welcome. ongoing. Christ Church Anglican, 37th and Bull.


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